Identifying priorities

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  • Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Identifying priority healthcare trainings in frozen conflict situations: The case of Nagorno Karabagh...

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  • Regulators to date have opted for a relatively "non-interventionist" approach to environmental accounting reform. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for instance, through surveys and case studies, has identified weaknesses in private sector environmental accounting and promotes the diffusion of accounting "best practices." This outreach- and communication-based approach may be expanded upon in the future, however. There currently are calls from some environmental advocates for more aggressive regulatory actions in this area, such as mandated environmental accounting.

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  • For the investor types believing that active managers can generate alphas, we nd that the ability to identify superior performing funds is further improved, albeit slightly, by augmenting the four-factor model with country indices, even if these indices represent non-priced factors, consis- tent with Pastor and Stambaugh (2002a). To illustrate, our baseline analysis nds CAPM alpha enhancements of up to 5% per year from using macroeconomic state variables to choose funds, relative to active manager choice using an unconditional CAPM model.

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  • All of this highlights the desirability of a framework that will identify priorities for improved environmental accounting. This paper derives such a framework by exploring the determinants of the value of information in a corporate decision-making context. The paper proceeds as follows. The next section defines environmental accounting and the meaning of "improved" information, and discusses the costs associated with those improvements. Section 3 describes the economic value of information in general terms.

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  • We live in an era with unparalleled opportunities to practice disease prevention based on knowledge of the earth environment. Although globally distributed early warning systems can monitor physical hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis, chemical hazards on the other hand—whether actual or potential and natural or anthropogenically induced—remain difficult to accurately identify in time and space. Such hazards often have lengthy asymptomatic latency periods before disability or disease becomes evident....

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  • There are likely to be a number of key individuals within the organization that have an interest in, and can facilitate the project. They will receive regular progress reports on the project, and will be invited to attend Project Board meetings. The time commitment required for the project will vary for each role and responsibility identified. It is important that the individuals selected to carry out the various roles can devote the time that the project requires.

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  • Over the past several years, scientists from the United States and around the world have been using a technique called DNA sequencing to unlock the genetic code of many different organisms. With code in hand, scientists can design sophisticated experiments that will inform our understanding of how an organism develops and functions. To date, they have carried out partial or complete DNA sequencing on human, mouse, rat, bacterial, and plant genomes. A major finding that was confirmed from these efforts is that most biologic functions are genetically conserved within and between species....

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  • Hard plastic toys that are washed in a dishwasher, or cloth toys washed in the hot water cycle of a washing machine, do not need to be additionally disinfected. Stuffed toys used by only a single child should be cleaned in a washing machine every week or more frequently if heavily soiled. Toys and equipment used by older children and not put into their mouths should be cleaned at least weekly...

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  • The key objectives of the Apheis Communications Strategy Project call for ultimately providing the different users of our work with information chosen and presented in such a way that it is relevant to the needs of each group of users, or audience, and that each audience would find our information easy to use, thus ensuring it has an impact on policy making. Successfully achieving this objective thus meant understanding the information needs of each of our audiences.

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  • This lab uses freshwater sponges as model organisms to examine the biological effects of water pollution. Specifically, the focus of this laboratory module is on the effects that chemicals of environmental concern (e.g., endocrine disrupters) have on sponge growth and development. Contamination of aquatic ecosystems is a serious issue in environmental science. Identifying which chemicals we should be concerned with, and determining the consequences of contamination by specific compounds, is a major area of current research.

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  • More specifically, the recommended assessment should identify the occurrence (in space and time) of both surface and groundwater quantity and their associated water quality, together with a tentative assessment of trends in water requirements and water resources development (see Box 10.1). The assessment should be based, as far as possible, on existing data and knowledge in order to avoid unnecessary delays in the process of management improvement.

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  • In this paper, given a text document, we first iden- tify events and their associated arguments. We then identify causality or relatedness relations between event pairs. To do this, we develop a minimally su- pervised approach using focused distributional sim- ilarity methods, such as co-occurrence counts of events collected automatically from an unannotated corpus, to measure and predict existence of causal- ity relations between event pairs.

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  • The overall objective of the project is to increase food security and income of rural Vietnamese in coastal communities by improving the profitability, and environmental sustainability, of intensive aquaculture in Vietnam. This addresses identified priorities of the CARD Program to build capacity in areas of fisheries and aquaculture and livestock feed improvement. This will be delivered by building the teaching and research base for aquaculture nutrition at the University of Fisheries (UoF) at Nha Trang.

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  • The report also identifies water-related risks for electric power/energy, apparel, biotechnology/pharmaceutical, forest products and metals/mining firms. For companies in these and other sectors, climate change will further reduce the availability of reliable and high quality water, impacting productivity, costs, revenues, public goodwill and reputation. The report highlights the intensifying conflict between energy use and water availability. With increasing frequency, choosing one of these resources means undermining the other – the other, usually being water.

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  • With this tool, county-level industry cluster data are accessible in a user-friendly format via the Internet. This tool allows users to combine individual counties to define custom regions. Users can also use this tool to quickly compare their region with others. The industry cluster tool focuses on 17 clusters across the United States in order to provide a framework that is easy to analyze and understand. This tool can assist users in identifying the basic competitive strengths in their regional economy.

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  • The work of Midwifery 2020 has been set firmly within the reality of the political, legal, economic, social and technological changes facing the UK. There are undoubtedly challenges in developing a vision and way forward for midwifery care across the four countries of the UK because of the different ways in which services are organised and the policies that impact on midwifery and maternity services.

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  • To help Qatar identify priorities for developing post-secondary educational offerings, this report presents the results of a survey of Qatari students enrolled in their final year of secondary school concerning their attitudes about further education and future work plans. Although males and females agreed on the importance of

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  • To help Qatar identify priorities for developing post-secondary educational offerings, this report presents the results of a survey of Qataris who left secondary school in 1998 concerning their education and employment experiences since graduation. Most sample members worked in a government ministry or for an establishment

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  • We are using surveys to identify relevant organizational performance measures based on survey results  What product and service characteristics are important in accomplishing CBP mission (availability, data accuracy, response time…)?  Understanding the impact resulting from problems with a product or service will focus OIT on the appropriate priorities

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  • Wetland ecosystems are a natural resource of global significance.Historically, their high level of plant and animal (especially bird) diversity is perhaps the major reason why wetland protection has become a high priority worldwide, supported by international agreements, such as the Ramsar Convention and the International Convention of Biological Diversity (Fig. 1.1).

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