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  • In view of the dynamic growth in the luxury market and the availability of luxury goods to a wider range of consumers than ever before, the luxury market has transformed from its traditional conspicuous consumption model to a new experiential luxury sensibility marked by a change in the way consumers define luxury. In a global context, it is critically important for luxury researchers and marketers to understand why consumers buy luxury, what they believe luxury is and how their perception of luxury value impacts their buying behavior.

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  • Ask a salesperson to follow a procedure, write a report, or update the sales system, and they will tell you they do not have time. They’ll tell you, “Sales is an art.” Is sales a process or is it something created for each sale? Is it okay to occasionally update the Sales Force System? Is it really necessary to update the Customer Relation Manage- ment system? Or do you get a free pass? Do you really need to follow the procedure that requires a follow-up letter going out within 24 hours, or can you skip it because . . .well, you are not in the mood?...

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  • There are mainly four types of segmentation techniques, namely global thresholding, boundary-based segmentation, region-based segmentation, and mixed segmentation. Seeded Region Growing is an integrated method brought up by Adams and Bischof [4-13], in which few initial seeds are generated, and more similar neighboring regions are then combined to achieve region growing [14-21]. In addition, the method of unsupervised vector seeded region growing suitable for medical multi-spectral images was established.

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  • However, cellular uptake of aglycones has been suggested to occur in their native form by passive diffusion. Absorbed polyphenols can directly undergo phase II metabolism as phenolic structures are generally unfavorable substrates to the cytochrome P450s (phase I metabolism). At nutritional doses, almost all polyphenols are conjugated to form O- glucuronides, sulfate esters and O-methyl ethers, by glucuronidation, sulfation and methylation, in the gut mucosa and later in the liver or kidney.

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  • A second area is the importance of building supply side capacity. Given the capital intensive nature of the insurance sector this is a not a simple task, but nonetheless one which is achievable, primarily by building on existing insurance strengths. This could involve raising public awareness, training of insurance professionals, identifying sectors of strength or niche areas where strength can be developed.

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  • Inquiries were received from every state except Rhode Island, as well as from Puerto Rico, the District of Colombia, and Ontario, Canada. Ten states, primarily California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Illinois, accounted for half of all the inquiries from the study time period. As with the previous year’s analysis, there remained consistent trends in the geographic dispersion of the inquiries, with the highest concentration again in the South.

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  • In French-speaking African countries the FHA/REDSO project is using the enter-educate approach to address the problem of HIV/AIDS and to make people aware of how to prevent the disease. Through a musical program—Wake Up Africa—about 30 African musicians are helping to publicize the HIV/AIDS issue by creating and performing works on the theme of HIV/AIDS prevention. Participants in Ouagadougou watched a new music video, Wake Up Africa, produced by the FHA project featuring the musicians’ works.

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  • This paper examines the integration of family planning (FP) services with HIV and AIDS services (voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) and anti-retroviral therapy (ART)) in Uganda. The paper finds that: FP service integration is more evident in VCT and PMTCT settings where counselling, provision of contraceptive methods other than condoms, and information is available in varying degrees.

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  • We started by noting Compartamos’s outsize return on equity above 50 percent in 2004. The return compares very favorably with Citigroup’s 2004 return on equity of 16 percent, for example. Table 3 shows that the median return on equity for nongovernmental microfinance organizations is 3 percent and, for microfinance banks, 10 percent. The figures are impressive, but well below returns for either Citigroup or Compartamos in 2004. The numbers are larger, though, when we condition on profitability (columns 4, 8, and 12; here the returns to equity are 11.4 and 11.5).

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  • Air pollution is a leading environmental threat to the health of urban populations overall and specifically to New York City residents. Clean air laws and regulations have improved the air quality in New York and most other large cities, but several pollutants in the city’s air are at levels that are harmful. This report provides estimates of the toll of air pollution on the health of New Yorkers. It focuses on 2 common air pollutants—fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3).

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  • It is a vision I have seen: upon a vast plain, men and women are gathered in dense throngs, crouched in uncomfortable and distressing positions, their fingers hooked in the straps of their boots. They are engaged in lifting themselves; tugging and straining until they grow red in the face, exhausted. The perspiration streams from their foreheads, they show every symptom of distress; the eyes of all are fixed, not upon each other, nor upon their boot-straps, but upon the sky above.

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  • In the initial demonstration using music by DJ Spooky to accompany Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 72.2 percent of students felt that the music enhanced their engage- ment with the film. Additionally, 19.4 percent found that the music detracted from their viewing experience and 8.3 percent felt that it neither enhanced nor detracted. Alternatively, these statistics point out that 80.5 percent of students had no objections to the use of a modern score. In contrast, 47.8 percent of stu- dents felt that a symphonic or string instrument score would have enhanced their engagement, but only 9.

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  • Varying beliefs about disease etiology may also serve to minimize the prevalence of trachoma. Beliefs about the causes of disease range from blindness caused by old age to illness induced by the glance of an envious person. Cultural beliefs in an Egyptian Delta hamlet discourage the discussion of trachoma since villagers believe trichiasis can be spread by word of mouth, and discussion of the disease is equal to questioning the will of God. In one study, villagers’ assessments of their quality of vision greatly exceeded evaluations by ophthalmologists.

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  • It is not only the sheer number of elderly that will have an impact on public policy, but also the characteristics of these elderly. The Baby Boomer generation is expected to remain active and independent longer than previous generations of elderly population; as a group, they have sufficient wealth to manage retirement as no previous generation has; and they are going to challenge how the elderly are treated and what should be considered acceptable. This research study attempts to understand some of the challenges that changing demographics will have on the housing market and...

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  • This ambivalence in the pagan religions toward peace and war is found in the texts of the main religious traditions. Many ‘sacred’ texts are flooded with images of a vengeful and violent God: a God of war who destroys our enemies and punishes us if we stray. Elise Boulding observes: ‘The warrior god has dominated the stories of our faith communities, so that the other story of human caring and compassion and reconciliation, is often difficult to hear’. 8 But,...

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  • Prospects are turning to sites such as Insider Pages to find sources for everything from plumbers to piano tuners in almost every community in America. Highly rated small businesses appearing on social sites are starting to get noticed! This is a great new medium. There is no cost involved and the benefits far outweigh the little bit of work you may put in to start building your online reputation. Smart small businesses are starting to encourage online reviews. (Merely point out to your happy customers that they might want to share the love.

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  • With an emphasis on the potential for disruption and change, there is in such writing a characterisation of the consumer of counterfeits that employs a binary opposition between the ‘normal’ or legitimate world and the ‘abnormal’ or oppositional practices. For example, sociological research on file sharing through peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, internet exchange of pirated music, films and software along with digital rights management (DRM) hacks, represents users as part of a distinctive subculture (e.g. Condry, 2004; Giesler and Pohlmann, 2003)....

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  • As we describe in greater detail below, we nd that gasoline prices a ect both market shares and prices in both new and used markets, and that the e ects vary according to the fuel eciency of di erent cars. The results di er across the two markets, with the market share e ect being larger in the new car market than in the used car market, and the price e ect being much larger in the used car market than in the new. This paper proceeds as follows. In the next section, we describe the intuition for how a change in gasoline prices might a ect the new and used markets for...

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  • The widespread appeal of Hollywood movies is due not only to the studios’ economic power and marketing prowess but also to the formal-aesthetic qualities of the films themselves. This third aspect of the term Hollywood has changed somewhat less than the industrial and institutional aspects, in that the cinematic style and narrative struc- ture of Hollywood movies have persisted over the decades, despite the obvious need for novelty and innovation. In other words, what we call a “Hollywood movie” is much the same artifact today as it was in the late teens and early 1920s.

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  • Before analysing the aesthetic principles of contemporary lifestyle advertise- ments, it is worth examining a historical period during which similar patterns emerged in audiovisual forms that relied heavily or exclusively on the use of connotations.

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