Our Journal, the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
(Editor-in-Chief Dr. Uzi Beller and Associate Editor-in-Chief Dr.
Gillian Thomas) continues to improve and the impact factor is
now 2.179. The future of our Journal is promising to become a
very prestigious one for our members.
During my time as President I would like to focus on “education”
to enhance the global impact of our Society. Fortunately, Dr.
Jonathan Berek has accepted my request to serve as the Chair
of the Education Committee.
The final report will contain an introduction or overview of the organisation followed
by an account of the units or areas visited by the inspection team and a description of
practices which normally will refer to relevant data protection principles such as ‘fair
processing’/‘fair obtaining’ or data retention.
The final section of the report will contain an overall conclusion, set of findings and a
series of recommendations.
The inspection team will aim to achieve agreement with the audited entity regarding
the text of the final report, but this is not always possible.
gonadal (HPG) axis is subject to both positive feed-forward and negative
feedback regulation at several levels. At the level of the hypothalamus, early recognition of
the pulsatile nature of gonadotropin releasing hormone secretion led to the notion of a
central ‘‘pulse generator”, the inherent oscillatory activity of which controls the secretory
rhythm of GnRH neurons (Knobil, 1980).
W e recommend amendments clarifying the ethics committee’ s func-
tions in relation to approving extensions to the applicable period of
storage of gametes and embryos. The bill would ensure that the ethics
committee made decisions about approving, changing, or cancelling
extensions to storage periods in much the same way as it would make
decisions on activities listed as requiring approval under the Act.
Proposed new sections 10A to 10D and 28(1)(aaa) of the Act relate
to the ethics committee’ s functions in dealing with storage issues.
Although at that point, the challenges of a potential Pandemic Influenza were not being considered, this risk is now also being addressed by the training. Avian Influenza has continued its march across Europe and remains a serious threat (Revill 2007; Shaikh 2007). In this survey, 91% of senior living (SL) and long term care (LTC) administrators felt ill-prepared to deal with public health emergencies and BT threats. Eighty percent of the respondents reported that their LTC communities did not have any training (either educational or exercise based) for their workforce in this area.
Even though the Committee is not currently proposing mandatory capital charges
specifically for interest rate risk in the banking book, all banks must have enough capital to
support the risks they incur, including those arising from interest rate risk. If supervisors
determine that a bank has insufficient capital to support its interest rate risk, they must
require either a reduction in the risk or an increase in the capital held to support it, or a
combination of both.
The Basics of Social Marketing is one
of several social marketing resources
available for public health professionals
from Turning Point, and the Turning Point
Social Marketing National Excellence
Collaborative, funded by The Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation. It is intended
as a stand-alone tool to help you apply
effective social marketing to your public
health programs and practices. It may be
integrated with other social marketing
resources, many of which are available
free of charge.
Inspired by the work of Dubois and Laurent (1994), Leibenstein (1950), Mason (1992), Kapferer (1998), Eastman
et al. (1999) Phau and Prendergast (2000), and Dubois et al. (2001) on the evaluation of luxury brands, Vigneron
and Johnson (2004) developed a framework of ‗brand luxury index‘ proposing that the luxury-seeking consumer‘s
decision-making process can be explained by five main factors that form a semantic network.
The continuity style deliberately sets out to make the camera, camerawork and editing invisible or,
at the very least, unobtrusive. The events on screen seem to take place within a world of their own.
They look as though they have simply been captured by some kind of unseen observer, who just
happened to be watching and recording the action from convenient and suitable positions or
angles. This is the key to the continuity style; its ability to tell a story whilst at the same time hiding
the storytelling mechanisms themselves. ...
Europeans have also constituted an important migrant group with significant relationships with their
home countries. Historically, Greeks, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish are known to have close trans-
national communities abroad. A large amount of funds are remitted to Portugal, while Greek and Turkish
migrants send money from Germany and have established a banking system that allows for remittances to
be more institutionalized.
Nevertheless, a cursory look at these self-reported barriers provides interesting
information. Distance from a bank is a much greater barrier in rural areas, as
expected. Technological and other innovations that help overcome this barrier
of physical distance could pay off—potentially increasing the share of adults us-
ing a formal account by up to 23 percentage points in Sub-Saharan Africa and 14
percentage points in South Asia.
The nonholonomic nature of the car-like robot is related to the assump-
tion that the robot wheels roll without slipping. This implies the presence of
a nonintegrable set of rst-order dierential constraints on the conguration
variables. While these nonholonomic constraints reduce the instantaneous mo-
tions that the robot can perform, they still allow global controllability in the
conguration space. This unique feature leads to some challenging problems
in the synthesis of feedback controllers, which parallel the new research issues
arising in nonholonomic motion planning.
Every organization should make sure that its board members know
and understand what it expects from them as not-for-profit directors.
It is not enough to put people on a board and expect them to do the
right thing. Even if they have previous board experience, they need
to know how things are done in this particular organization and the
extent to which they will be expected to participate in operating
activities in addition to their governance role.
An overview of the research plan is shown in Figure 3. Paper I covers the
background in the form of literature review. Paper II focuses on the optimisation
of hot water treatment prior to alkaline peroxide bleaching and on the
mechanical refining of hot water treated straw. Paper III focuses on the
optimisation of alkaline peroxide bleaching and Paper IV focuses on the
chemical pre-treatment/storage of wheat straw. Paper V evaluates the obtained
In the simplest Ijara agreements, the financier acquires an asset and leases it to the
purchaser. The purchaser makes lease payments representing the agreed profit, which
may be determined using a benchmark, such as EURIBOR, plus the financier’s margin.
One element that differentiates an Ijara from a conventional lease is the ongoing risk the
financier must take in relation to the asset. In a typical Ijara structure, the financier remains
responsible for insurance and non-day-to-day maintenance of the asset.
Other additional compensation is comprised of retroactive payments, one‐time payments (i.e.,
those made annually in a lump sum, such as grievance awards, attendance incentives, uniform
allowances and lump sum merit increases), and miscellaneous payments such as short term
The health related benefit costs per employee (excluding retirees) were $23,380 (for detail see
Let’s see what the dinner party will involve? (See illustration of work
breakdown structure) It is a lot more complicated than one would think.
Major tasks include setting up and running the dinner, entertainment, and
silent auction, finding a dinner speaker and clean up after the dinner is over.
Beneath these major tasks are subtasks broken into 16 discrete categories.
Each of the subtasks will break down into repeated or “one-off” steps. The
complete list of steps with milestones runs to 75 entries. (See illustration of
SQL/LPP is a system that adds time-series extensions to SQL [Perng and
Parker 1999]. SQL/LPP models time-series as attributed queues (queues aug-
mented with attributes that are used to hold aggregate values and are updated
uponmodiﬁcations to the queue). Each time-series is partitioned into segments
that are stored in the database. The SQL/LPP optimizer uses pattern-length
analysis to prune the search space and deduce properties of composite pat-
terns from properties of the simple patterns.
Finland experienced an exceptionally deep economic crisis during the first half of the 1990s. Within four years, output was
reduced by more than 10% and the unemployment rate quadrupled to almost 17%. External shocks (the collapse of trade
with the former Soviet Union in 1991, but also a sharp downturn in the OECD area), combined with a domestic banking
crisis, led to a collapse of consumption and investment spending.