This publication provides an introduction to geographical indications (GIs), explaining
their basic features, use and protection as an intellectual property right. Written for
non-experts, it is a starting point for readers seeking to learn more about the topic.
This book by Graham Thornicroft and Michele Tansella has a very clear objective:
how better care could achieve better outcomes for people suffering from mental
disorders. The preoccupation of the book is to derive bettermental health care from
the best ethical, evidence-based and experience-based practices available. These two
propositions, improving outcomes and framing interventions upon ethics, evidence
and experience, are so clearly defined by the authors that this book represents a
challenge to psychiatrists who sometimes forget the key link between ‘treatment’
We will refer to embeddings providing a guarantee akin to that of Lemma 1.1 as JL-
embeddings. In the last few years, such embeddings have been used in solving a variety of
problems. The idea is as follows. By providing a low-dimensional representation of the data,
JL-embeddings speed up certain algorithms dramatically, in particular algorithms whose run-time
depends exponentially in the dimension of the working space. (For a number of practical
problems the best-known algorithms indeed have such behavior.
Socio-Ecological Landscape Units (SELU) are
produced in turn from LCFU and other geographical
dimensions such as relief, belonging to a river basin,
or proximity to the sea. LCFU are agglomerated with
a methodology which maps dominant land‑cover
types. Large forests or agricultural areas will
constitute a SELU in their own right while smaller
units will be part of a larger zone characterised by
its dominant land cover. The Dominant Land Cover
Types are then classified according to river basins
and relief classes (e.g. coastal, lowland, highland,
Logically deploying 3G networks implies dimensioning and implementing corresponding elements within a geographical area, where an operator would desire to offer advanced mobile communications services, e.g. voice, mobile Internet, video-telephony, etc. In the preceding chapters we have outlined the service requirements and technical specifications of the UMTS solution. In this chapter we aim to describe the application of the proposed solutions and go through the process of designing a network to provide UMTS services. ...
The global environment that charac-
terises the business world highlights
the importance of developing strate-
gies that go beyond the geographical
boundaries of one country. Wage-rate
differentials, expanding foreign mar-
kets and improved transportation
break down barriers of time and
space between countries and force the
logistics function to take on a global
dimension. Global logistics is the
response to the increasing integration
of international markets as firms try
to remain competitive.
Wireless cellular networks are an integral part of modern telecommunication systems.
Today it is hard to imagine our life without the use of such networks. Nevertheless, the
development, implementation and operation of these networks require engineers and
scientists to address a number of interrelated problems.
Water utilities have a long history of planning in preparation for emergencies,
particularly natural disasters. But contingency and emergency planning has taken on a
new dimension with current concern about potential threats to water system security. The
range of crises that have become plausible has expanded, and utilities now are
considering more robust security procedures and emergency plans than they have
historically had in place. When it comes to ensuring a water system’s security, few
utilities, regardless of size or geographic location, can function independently.
Both versions of
synthesis allow inclusion and estimation of spawner-recruitment functions. When detailed age
composition data are lacking, the estimated spawner-recruitment curve can be used to generate
the entire time series of recruitments, thus turning synthesis into a simple production model. At
the other extreme, inclusion of the spawner-recruitment curve in data-rich models allows
estimation of this curve while taking into account all available information.
The picture of Nilotic visual aesthetics painted here is an analyst’s abstraction. It
is founded on the current state of anthropological knowledge concerning the group of
peoples which provide the ethnographic focus, peoples who are related linguistically,
historically, geographically, and culturally. Further research may reveal significant
differences between and amongst the aesthetics of these four peoples. It might, however,
also reveal significant similarities between these four peoples and other Nilotic-speaking
peoples. The analysis presented here is ahistorical.