These disorders are caused by maturational white matter abnormalities and therefore
white matter tractography (using DTI) can offer advantages over conventional MRI in
the detectability of clinically relevant microstructural features. High field strength
structural MR scanning (up to 7 tesla for clinical and research use in humans) is now
available in some countries, and this greatly enhances the spatial resolution over that
offered by standard clinical facilities (typically 1.5 or 3 tesla).
The Chempolis process is also based on using formic and acetic acid (Rousu
& Rousu 2000, Rousu et al. 2003, Anttila et al. 2006) as cooking chemicals to
produce pulp, biochemicals and biofuels from non-wood raw materials. Formic
acid is the main component in cooking liquor. After cooking, the pulp is washed
and pressed in several stages with formic acid. The last washing stage is
performed at a high pulp consistency with performic acid. Then, the pulp is
bleached with alkaline peroxide. Spent cooking liquor can be evaporated to 90%
dry solids and incinerated.
In setting research priorities and objectives for community-based research, the Aboriginal
Women’s Health Research Advisory Council and the researchers shall give serious and due
consideration to the benefit of the community concerned.
In assessing community benefit, regard shall be given to the widest possible range of
community interests, whether the groups in question be Aboriginal or non Aboriginal, and
also to the impact of research at the local, regional or national level.
Public health can be thought of as a series of complex systems. Many things that
individual living in high income countries take for granted like the control of
infectious disease, clean, potable water, low infant mortality rates require a high
functioning systems comprised of numerous actors, locations and interactions to work.
Many people only notice public health when that system fails. With widespread
globalization occurring, public health issues have become transnational.
The more we learn about nutrition and exercise, the more we recognize their importance in everyday life. Children
need a healthy diet for normal growth and development, and Americans of all ages may reduce their risk of chronic
disease by adopting a nutritious diet and engaging in regular physical activity.
However, putting this knowledge into practice is difficult. More than 90 million Americans are affected by chronic
diseases and conditions that compromise their quality of life and well-being.
The so called portfolio approach to credit supply (for an overview see Fase (1995))
starts with the assumption that banks maximize a utility function under a set of balance sheet
constraints which allows to derive directly credit supply functions. However, the derivation
assumes a perfect financial market while treating the private sector (comprising the corporate
and household sectors) as one homogeneous entity. These limitations restrict the use of this
model when trying to address the specific issues related to corporate finance in imperfect
There are two professional organisations our Valuation
and Property Management graduates are likely to join.
These are the Property Institute of New Zealand and the
Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Each body is closely
involved with the development of the Massey courses, and
encourages you to get involved in the affairs of the local
branch and upon graduation, to become a member.
From the outset, we must recognize that ‘there is an extreme variation in religious
Therefore, how people experience God will impact how they understand war
and violence. John Crossan, one of the world’s leading authorities on Christianity, concludes
that our understanding of war and violence is dependant upon the ‘character’ of our God.
there is room to doubt that, at the end of the day, the difference in the tendency of states to go
to war depends on which religious tradition primarily influences them. The better indicators
These focus groups were triangulated with the use of a survey (see
Appendix A) conducted with the entire class at the end of the semester, allow-
ing several weeks for reﬂection on the demonstration as a whole. The survey did
not seek to document audience effects, but to record the self-reported effect of
enhancement and/or distraction created by the total aural/visual experience dur-
ing screenings. The survey was completed anonymously and consisted of nine
questions, divided into three sections for each of the three respective screenings.
Estimating the risk of in-hospital death is one of the most important considerations for
surgeons and patients when they evaluate the option of surgery for lung cancer.The 30 day
mortality for lobectomy and pneumonectomy in England from National Lung Cancer Audit
is 2.3% and 5.8% respectively.
Thoracoscore is currently the largest and most validated global risk score .
In the first section, we have included chapters providing clinical perspectives on
myocarditis. Here, readers can find comprehensive reviews summarizing the causes of
myocarditis, its classification, diagnosis and treatment. The part also includes a
chapter that focuses on perimyocarditis and its causes, presentation and clinical
management. It also includes a comprehensive review of Chagas' chronic myocarditis,
another important type of myocarditis.
The investors issue various types of funds and more than 60% of investment focuses
are in Islamic, Bond/ Income, Equities and Aggressive/ Growth. The investors’ overall
perception towards LPTs and investment strategies on LPTs are shown in Table 1 below.
85% of investors (18 respondents) have neutral perception of LPTs, out of which 52% may
consider but 33% of investors will not invest in LPTs in future. Only 5% of investors have
previously invested in LPT but is not seeking for further investment. In summary, the study
tends to agree with Shun (2004) that...
The contribution of our paper to the existing literature is threefold. First, our work contributes
to the large literature exploring the generation of abnormal returns by portfolio managers. In
exploring beyond the abilities of mutual fund managers to generate trading profits in public markets,
our work contributes to an emerging literature that attempts to generate a systematic view of how
potential trading profits are made in alternative asset markets (see e.g.
It is highly likely that by augmenting the amount of funding available to banks,
securitization activity had a significant and positive impact on credit growth during the years
prior to the credit crisis (Loutskina and Strahan, 2009, Altunbas et al., 2009). In a number of
countries experiencing a period credit growth, securitization activity probably strengthened the
feedback effect between increases in housing prices and the credit expansion.
Despite inadequate funding levels and limited program coordination, the United
States still allocates tens of billions of dollars annually to a multitude of projects
across the nation. Such investment could go further toward upgrading America’s
infrastructure if it were spent more efficiently.
The vast majority of funds for infrastructure projects in the United States are not
disbursed on the basis of a rigorous comparison of projects’ economic costs and
Before signing on the dotted line, Airdrie
Savings Bank needed to be reassured that
Cortex would be compliant and that customer
service wouldn’t be disrupted in any way (the
last thing a bank that prides itself on personal
service wants to do is reissue cards and
For FIS this meant adapting Cortex to handle
some extremely strict compliance from the
Payment Card Industry. Airdrie Savings Bank
was looking for a long-term solution and, once
FIS could show how compliance had been built
into the system, they had no qualms in signing
for 5 years.
This survey was completed via the internet from January 7 to February 20, 2008 by 253
individuals who served on at least one audit committee for a publicly traded company in
2007. Some respondents were also given the option to complete a paper and pencil survey in
place of the online survey to increase response rate.
While conducting a probability sample with audit committee members is technically possible, it
was not feasible from a cost or time standpoint.
Project management software is not for the creative mind that thinks big ideas
but dismisses minutiae. The kind of individual who uses it best is one who
can break big ideas into ordered, finite steps. This is a skill that is not easy to
learn and may be beyond some PR practitioners. For those engaged in
repeated activities, project management software allows one to systematize
procedures and better control costs.
This growing industry also has impacts beyond revenue losses to industry and
national governments. For example, the links between intellectual property theft,
organised crime (NCIS, 2005; Union des Fabricants, 2004; OCTF, 2006) and
terrorism (Noble, 2003; Ranger and Wiencek, 2002) are increasingly well-established.
Counterfeiting offers criminals a lucrative market with a relatively low risk of
detection and minimal penalties for those convicted.
Raising the Bar for Safety: In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico,
the Obama Administration has launched the most aggressive and comprehensive reforms to
offshore oil and gas regulation and oversight in U.S. history. The reforms, which strengthen
requirements for everything from well design and workplace safety to corporate accountability,
are helping to ensure that the U.S. can safely and responsibly expand development of its
offshore energy resources.