A conversational textbook should provide provide students with language they can use and it should furnish something they can talk about. This book strives to do both by offering the student concrete language and adult subject matter useful for communication in contemporary, everyday English.
Hevea brasiliensis, a forest tree, which is indigenous to the tropical
rain forests of Central and South America and the only major commercial
source of natural rubber (NR), is one of the most recently domesticated crop
species in the world. The modern age of NR in India actually started during
the 1870s when the British successfully transported Hevea seeds from Brazil
for planting in the then British India1.'. Rubber seems to be a fairly
and gait is mostly derived from studies that measured
and reported EF as a composite score [12,18,19]. Relatively
few studies have focused on the age-related deficits
in specific components of executive function and
most of these studies were based on a traditional set of
tests of executive function, without detailing specific
components. The conclusions drawn from these studies
might, therefore, be limited by their methodologies. The
putative executive measures might not load on a single
executive construct, and might overlap with each other
The literature addressing the topics of decision making and the use of information is multi-
disciplinary and spans topics such as management, social science, information technology,
and human neurology and psychology. Many more subjects are almost certainly related.
Consequently the literature is not cohesive, and each of the subject areas takes its own
A substantially greater proportion of women with breast cancer are receiv-
ing chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy than before 1988.
Earlier symptomatic presentation and greater use of adjuvant therapy
since 1988 has had a marked impact, reducing mortality rates from breast
cancer, in addition to the specific contribution from the NHSBSP.
Although some have questioned the value of screening for breast cancer,
the scientific evidence demonstrates clearly that regular mammographic
screening between the ages of 50 and 70 years reduces mortality from
National Defense University's Directorate of Advanced Concepts, Technologies and
Information Strategies (ACTIS) and School of Information Warfare and Strategy (SIWS)
are pleased to inaugurate a new series of publications by the National Defense University
Press intended to explore the evolving relationship between the law and information
Countries and donors have agreed a set of principles
around aid effectiveness to address these challenges.
Countries will work to develop national health plans and
donors will align their aid accordingly. They will also
harmonize their budgets, providing separate health
budget lines, with all public spending and donor financing
included. Already, countries and donors are using the
International Health Partnership (IHP+) to improve and
harmonize their activities, reduce fragmentation and
ensure that more funding flows rapidly to those who need it.
In this concise and compelling history, Cambodia’s past is described in vivid detail, from the richness of the Angkorean empire through the dark ages of the 18th and early-19th centuries, French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese conflict, the Pol Pot regime, and its current incarnation as a troubled democracy. With energetic writing and passion for the subject, John Tully covers the full sweep of Cambodian history, explaining why this land of contrasts remains an interesting enigma to the international community.
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In addition to the traditional FFS Medicare or Medicare
Managed Care (MMC) insurance, many elderly buy supplemental
insurance policies to cover prescription drugs
or catastrophic expenses. These supplemental policies are
known as MediGap plans, because they help fill gaps in
the available health insurance coverage. Some Medicare
beneficiaries are dual eligibles – covered by both Medicare
(health insurance for the aged) and Medicaid (health
insurance for the poor with chronic disabilities or endstage
In recent years, although slowly, steps have been taken towards a greater liberalisation of
the agricultural markets. However, agriculture still accounts for 66% of the protectionism
in the trade for goods and services today. This explains, at least in part, its small impact
on international trade, since it only represents 4% of the gross world product (World Bank,
2006). For EU member countries, agricultural protectionism derives from the CAP
(Common Agricultural Policy).
There is no direct gold standard evidence or specific UK or European consensus guidelines for
monitoring the growth of children with moderate to severe renal disease. This document therefore
aims to define minimum standards for measuring and monitoring growth in children with CKD, based
on local expert opinion, international committee reports, and indirectly supportive peer-reviewed
clinical trials and reviews.
Second, in Pike's Breast Tissue Age model, a one-time
rapid increase in breast tissue age and therefore breast can-
cer risk is included immediately following the first full-
term pregnancy . The extension of Pike's model
includes multiple births by incorporating smaller
increases in risk at each additional full-term pregnancy
. This pattern of increased risk for breast cancer
immediately following full-term pregnancies is well-doc-
umented [140-142]. E2 concentrations increase steadily
during pregnancy, peaking at about 100 times normal
cycling levels .
The benchmarking exercise included review of compensation and benefits for the State of New
York and the State of New Jersey and significant public authorities in the New York City
metropolitan region. In addition, with respect to compensation benchmarking of the Port
Authority’s four largest line departments, five to seven public sector agencies and five to ten
private sector companies were initially identified and reviewed for as potential peer
First, clinicians have not been able to grasp the true conditions under which
neuroprotection is possible. Clinicians (or maybe the drug industry?) have been
blinded by the illusion that a simple cure to all ischemic strokes was at hand, and they
simply treated all patients with stroke, irrespective, for example, of age, infarct size
and comorbidity. Sometimes the neuroprotective treatment was administered one day
after stroke onset, an obvious nonsense that was not justified by animal data.
The Ouagadougou conference built upon the results of earlier conferences, including the
International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994,
which stressed the importance of reproductive health for men. In 1995, a regional confer-
ence was held in Dakar to present new findings from Demographic and Health Surveys
(DHS) on men’s reproductive attitudes and behavior. In 1996, a regional conference on
men’s participation in reproductive health was held in Harare, Zimbabwe, for participants
from English-speaking African countries.
In June 1974, I was staying with my Aunt and Uncle during my summer vacation. They
lived in northern Israel, in the sleepy little town of Naharya. At the age of 16, it was the
farthest away from home that I could go. On the fifth night of my visit, at around
2:00 a.m., we were violently awakened by a barrage of bullets and the deafening blasts
of hand grenades. We were all terribly frightened and felt totally helpless. The
onslaught lasted for about 30 minutes, and then suddenly everything fell ominously
silent. At dawn, we learned how fortunate we had been: The attack on the...
It is the cry which despairing, deluded humanity, in the darkness of its frenzied ignorance, has flung back
hopelessly to heaven since first the spirit of an Infinite Intelligence brooded upon the race.
Football in the new media age can often appear ubiquitous. The month of
October 2003 saw football related stories dominate much of the mainstream
UK news and current affairs agenda. The stories of alleged sexual and criminal
misdemeanours involving young, wealthy professional football stars merged
with poor behaviour by players on the pitch. While the failure of the Manchester
United and England player Rio Ferdinand to turn up for a drugs test
resulted in his subsequent omission from the England national squad on the eve
of a major international fixture.
While the link between demographic change and stock prices is a positive question, the second
issue that we investigate is normative: whether the United States is “saving enough for its old age.”
The coming increase in the ratio of dependent elderly to working age adults will, ceteris paribus,
lower the average level of consumption. In the face of this coming demographic shock, it may be
optimal for the country to save a higher fraction of its income, in order to smooth consumption.