In smaller regions such as the Carpathian Basin (located in Eastern/Central Europe), 50 km
horizontal resolution may still not be appropriate to describe the meso-scale processes (e.g.,
cloud formation and convective precipitation). For this purpose on a national level several
RCMs have been adapted with finer resolution (25 and 10 km). Here, results from two of the
adapted RCMs for Hungary are analyzed, namely, models PRECIS and RegCM.
In this paper, first, data and models from PRUDENCE, PRECIS and RegCM are presented.
The Wisconsin Family Health Survey (FHS) collects information about health insurance coverage, health
status, health problems and use of health care services among Wisconsin residents. This survey began in
1989 and has been conducted annually since then. This report is based on responses collected in 2008,
the same year that the BadgerCare Plus health insurance program was implemented (February 2008).
The survey results presented in this report are representative of Wisconsin household residents, who
constitute approximately 97 percent of all persons residing in the state.
How and when such theoretical uncertainty will translate into actual market movements will
depend on market dynamics. Because of extreme monetary ease, short-term interest rates
have been close to zero for some time and markets expect policy rates to remain low. The
yield curve is quite steep yet long-term interest rates are very low by historical standards.
Graph 4 shows that the US dollar term spread has been around 250–350 basis points since
Auditors are required to participate in the training arranged by FINHEEC.
Among other things, auditors learn about the operations of FINHEEC, the
objectives and procedure of the audit, as well as the tasks and operating
principles of the audit team. In addition to this, international auditors are
familiarised with the Finnish higher education system. The training lasts for
one working day. If required, the project manager arranges personal training
for the audit team’s chair focusing on his or her special tasks....
Academics and students are committed to making a significant contribution to international
knowledge and enhancing Dublin’s role as Ireland’s global gate-way.
Civic engagement and interaction with industry are emphasised both in the curriculum and in the
overall student experience. Collaboration with industry and professional bodies is embedded in
many DIT programmes and is integral to how DIT continues to adapt to the ever-quickening pace of
In fact, existing regulation, both private and governmental, is working to
punish the individual responsible in that case. However, a simple legal
restriction on the number of embryos transferred would not be desirable. It is
preferable that the clinical judgment of highly trained specialty physicians,
brought to bear on the particular circumstances of each case and made with
evidence-based national guidelines in mind, determine the course of
The artist’s means of achieving much with little in his sculpture first
involves the execution of a small-scale maquette usually made of
polyurethane. When completed, this model appears to have been
formed simply from an attenuated bar that has been twisted, bent,
stretched, curved, coiled, or knotted according to the sculptor’s whim.
From the miniature working model of Upstart 2, Meadmore executed a
reduced version, measuring twenty-five and a half inches high, in an
edition of four strikes.
The monumental version at Princeton is made of Cor-Ten steel.
The concept of aesthetic labour is partly seen from the perspective of ethics. There may
be strictly applied selection criteria for the recruitment and selection of new employees. For an
appointments panel such a situation could cause conflict between organisational requirements
and personal private views on what is moral or fair.
The ethical problem concerns the Human Resource manager, who wishes to appoint
someone, but who needs professional reasons for appointing a less attractive person.
In the Arab Region, digital migration is still in its very early years, but nevertheless
is being driven by the high proportion of young demographic in many Arab
countries. With 55% of the Arab Region population under the age of 252
segment is expected to drive the growth of digital media. Since international
players have been experimenting with online content and business models for
some time, the Arab Region now has the opportunity to learn from the mistakes
and successes of the European, North American and Asian media markets to
really drive growth....
The International Institute for Sustainable Development contributes
to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations
on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate
change and energy, measurement and assessment, and sustainable
natural resources management. Through the Internet, we report on
international negotiations and share knowledge gained through
collaborative projects with global partners, resulting in more rigorous
research, capacity building in developing countries and better
dialogue between North and South.
In 2011, the Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland published a report that began to quantify the
burden of disease from industries using a single site, beginning the process of measuring health impacts.
This report revisits that process but goes a step further. Using additional data the 2012 report estimates the
total health impact from toxic industrial pollutants in 49 countries in the developing world, extrapolating
health impacts to provide a better understanding of the true scope of the issue.
Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Arlington’s transportation connections within and beyond our
borders is critical, because of our central location in the region. We know that we need to be connected to the
rest of North Texas through regional transportation partnerships for today and for tomorrow such as high-
speed rail opportunities.
Ozone is a gas that is composed of three oxygen atoms (O3). It is created by the oxides in
the air’s nitrogen reaction with volatile organic compounds (VOC). Normally we think
of ozone being higher in the atmosphere, also known as “good” ozone. However, when
the conditions are right, ozone can occur at ground level, which is known as “bad” ozone.
Sunlight and hot weather cause “bad” ozone in harmful concentrations. Thus in the
summertime, urban areas have to be concerned about the amount of “bad” ozone. Why do
you think urban areas are more...
Data granularity: The data within a P2P system can be accessible at many degrees of granularity. At the atomic
granularity level, data consists of a collection of indivisible objects, e.g., complete MP3 ﬁles. For data placement at
this level, we have to either place an entire object at a peer, or not at all; this is the semantics currently supported by
today’s P2P systems. At the hierarchical granularity level, sets of objects can be grouped into larger objects, thus
While there is much to learn about these risks, the temperatures that may result from
unabated climate change will take the world outside the range of human experience.
This points to the possibility of very damaging consequences.
The impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed - the poorest
countries and people will suffer earliest and most. And if and when the
damages appear it will be too late to reverse the process. Thus we are forced
to look a long way ahead.
In general, the goal of performance reviews is to recognize how well the individual
is doing his or her job and to identify ways to improve. For the executive, the board
should clearly identify performance expectations and standards relevant to the orga-
nization’s performance, the executive job description, the annual work plan, the
development plan set in the previous evaluation, and ongoing performance feed-
back given during previous board meetings.
The inverse relationship between coupon rate and price sensitivity results from the distribution of
cash flows. Compared to a lower coupon bond, more of the total cash flow of a high coupon
security will come from interest payments. Interest payments are received throughout the life of
the bond, which means that, relative to a lower coupon bond, a higher coupon bond will have a
higher proportion of its cash flow returned sooner. The earlier the cash flow occurs, the less
price sensitive its cash flow is.
As discussed above, longer maturity cash...
Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, when you sign a lease agreement, you
sign a contract. You are contractually obligated to perform certain duties and
assume certain responsibilities. You are also granted certain rights and protections
under the lease agreement.
Rental-housing law is complex. I am grateful to the faculty and students of the
MSU College of Law Housing Law Clinic for their detailed work and assistance in
compiling the information for this booklet.
The headline regulatory ratios for the four major Australian banks are lower than for other
countries (Figures 8 and 9). However, differences in regulatory rules relating to the calculation
of required capital suggest that different jurisdictions’ capital ratios should be interpreted with
caution. In particular, the risk weighted assets numbers are not directly comparable across