The writing of second language learners of English often presents problems that are
different from those found in the writing of native English speaking students. These
include culturally conditioned rhetorical patterns that sound ‘strange’ to the native
speaker ear as well as unfamiliar grammatical errors that are simply not found in
native speaker writing.
The price premium charged for competitive-market products depends on several factors
including the price of standard offer or default service, the availability of incentives to green
power marketers or suppliers, and the cost of renewable energy generation available in the
regional market. Some marketers have charged prices close to or even below the default market
price in recent years (e.g., in Texas); others have offered fixed-price products, providing
customers with protection against increasing prices for a specified period of time, usually one
To get interested consumers to your website, the site needs to be visible to surfers
using Google. Why is Google so important? The research firm Hitwise which measures
Web audiences, estimates that Google has 72% of the US search engine market,
versus 17.9 % for Yahoo. Microsoft’s two search services, MSN and Live.com,
constitute a distant third, at a combined 5.4 percent. Many website owners who track
where their visitors come from report that Google’s search engine now refers 80 to 90%
of their visitors.
For optimal results on Google you will want...
The purpose of this study is to examine a current land development decision
within a one-shot decision framework. The main contributions of this study
are as follows. A private real estate investment decision model is proposed
within a one-shot decision framework, which is an innovative study on
analyzing real estate investment problems from an economic viewpoint by
using tools from the possibility theory. The analysis in this paper
demonstrates the relation between the amount of uncertainty and the
investment scale for different types of personal investors.
In the European Union, the existing insurance and reinsurance directives do not contain any
provisions that place reliance on credit rating agencies. There is no explicit credit risk charge
for the solvency margin in the Solvency I framework. The solvency margin in the Solvency I
framework is not the sum of different capital charges related to different risks, but a single
capital charge calibrated to reflect all the risks an insurance company faces.
Yet, despite progress in the identification of problems and the development of
improved methodologies -- and the possibility of regulatory initiatives that feature mandated
environmental accounting -- the field lacks a methodology for evaluating the social and
private benefits of improved environmental accounting. Whether regulators continue to
motivate EA indirectly via outreach to the private sector, or more directly via incentives such
as tax breaks or mandates, private sector resources and regulatory attention should be focused
on initiatives that promise the greatest benefit.
In January 2006, the Committee met again for a two-day
session during which another in-depth evaluation of each
chapter was conducted. At this meeting, members
reviewed the literature that appeared in 2005—using the
same criteria developed for the update process. The list
of 285 publications from 2005 that were considered is
posted on the GINA website.
Earnings occupy a central position in accounting. It is accounting's summary measure of a firm's performance. Despite theoretical models that value cash flows, accounting earnings is widely used in share valuation and to measure performance in management and debt contracts.
Various explanations have been advanced to explain the prominence of accounting earnings and the reasons for its usage. An example is that earnings reflects cash flow forecasts (e.g., Beaver, 1989, p. 98; and Dechow, 1994) and has a higher correlation with value than current does cash flow (e.g.
Professional midwifery education programmes require substantial
academic, clinical and professional input from skilled educationalists
and it is essential to protect and assure the quality of the student
learning experience. There are challenges facing the midwifery
education workforce, in particular the age proﬁle of the workforce
which means that a substantial proportion are due to retire in the
coming years, and the need for midwifery lecturers to remain clinically
What does it mean to say that the corporate executive has a "social responsibility" in his
capacity as businessman? If this statement is not pure rhetoric, it must mean that he is to act in
some way that is not in the interest of his employers. For example, that he is to refrain from
increasing the price of the product in order to contribute to the social objective of preventing
inflation, even though a price increase would be in the best interests of the corporation. Or
that he is to make expenditures on reducing pollution beyond the amount that is...
Any new driver may be required to take a driving exam in a vehicle representing the
same size and weight classification as the driver’s license for which they are apply-
ing. All drivers must take a written exam every eight years, except those having no
traffic convictions. New drivers age 75 and older and any driver turning 75 or older
who is renewing his/her driver’s license must take a driving exam in a representative
In Alberta, the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) and associated
regulations are the principal legislation (delivery tool) governing the environmental
aspects of pulp and paper mill developments. Section 14(4) of the EPEA establishes the
authority to develop guidelines and objectives to meet goals and purposes to which
environmental protection efforts are directed.
Periodontitis is a chronic infection that results from the interaction of periodontopathogenic
bacteria and host inflammatory and immune responses and is the most common bacterial
infection worldwide. Estimates reveal that 10-15 % of adults have advanced periodontitis,
and periodontal disease can contribute to widespread oral health dysfunction and enhanced
susceptibility to other systemic diseases (Pussinen et al. 2007).
We hope that readers will find valuable information and interesting new
material in the chapters of it.
Since biomass means many things to so many people, it is no wonder that
original book title, Remote sensing of biomass has attracted a series of papers,
many of them very far from remote sensing topics. If there is an odd number
that can not be filed in accordance with the subject at all, the choice will be simple. check
quality of the paper and if it is good, the authors suggest that it would be better to
In the study performed by Purushotham et al. (2011) showed that about 28% of total
hardness in the study site exceeded the desirable limits at 600 mg L-1. Naturally, the water
hardness is due to the presence of alkaline earths such as calcium (Ca) and magnesium
(Mg). Excess of magnesium affects the soil quality, which results in poor crops yield. The
high concentration of magnesium and calcium can cause decrease in water quality and may
cause encrustation in the water supply structure.
The scientific literature suggests that the best unit
to assess ecosystems is the 'socio-ecological system
(SES)' (Gallopin, 1991, Glaser, 2008). SES integrates
ecosystem functions and dynamics as well as
human activities and the interactions of all these.
The SES is equivalent to the SNA's institutional
unit. Considering the production of ecosystem
services, and in particular provisioning services,
SESs are more or less homogenous.
This book, which presents- standing work from leading researchers HRI includes a wide spectrum of leading
ics, is an attempt to capture and present some of the important contributions of HRI a volume. I hope that this book will bring benefits to both experts and novices and professional Vide an insight into the exciting field of HRI.
The industrial discharge carries various types of contaminants to the river, lake and
groundwater. The quality of freshwater is very important as it is highly consumed by
human for drinking, bathing, irrigation and etc. The presence of contaminants from
industrial contaminant within the water may reduce the yield of crops and the growth of
plant and it will harmful to the aquatic living organism too.
The past fifty years have witnessed two simultaneous and accelerating trends: an explosive
growth in population and a steep increase in resource depletion and environmental degradation.
These trends have fueled the debate on the link between population and environment that began
150 years earlier, when Malthus voiced his concern about the ability of the earth and its finite
resources to feed an exponentially growing population.
Although interior design involves creative solutions that can be
fairly subjective, a set of quantiﬁable design criteria has long
been accepted in the industry. Speciﬁcally, such criteria deter-
mine whether the design is functional and suitable for human in-
habitants. Panero and Zelnick  conducted a detailed study
on human dimensions and ergonomics, by carefully deﬁning met-
rics such as height, width, reachable-range, and visibility, which
are believed to be conducive to functional and comfortable de-