It is clear from the pages that follow that the physical abuse of one individual by
another, or by both individuals of each other, is an integral component of some
intimate relationships, perhaps many intimate relationships. This book is not about
the violence as much as it is a reflection on our responses to—or our lack of
responses to—that violation of physical integrity and the accompanying emotional
and mental trauma. As these next pages indicate, we all too often fail to recognize
the signs of physical violence.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is growing in importance due to the challenging business
environment faced by organizations throughout the world today. It is particularly critical in industries
undergoing changes in traditional channel configuration. CRM is a means of addressing increasing
competition, changing economic conditions and promotional dependence through the use of intimate
customer knowledge; knowledge gained through relationship development and past marketing programs.
As a result of these developments, the quantitative relationship between the consumer
goods supply on the one hand and the rapidly rising consumer goods demand on the
other hand has been continuously improved. Nowadays, the case that supply cannot
satisfy demand is for most consumer goods a case of the past. Quite the opposite is to
observe that Chinese consumer goods markets are buyers’ markets, characterized by a
surplus of supply and a strong competition between many national suppliers and al-
most 330.000 foreign suppliers offering products in this market.
The inverse relationship between coupon rate and price sensitivity results from the distribution of
cash flows. Compared to a lower coupon bond, more of the total cash flow of a high coupon
security will come from interest payments. Interest payments are received throughout the life of
the bond, which means that, relative to a lower coupon bond, a higher coupon bond will have a
higher proportion of its cash flow returned sooner. The earlier the cash flow occurs, the less
price sensitive its cash flow is.
As discussed above, longer maturity cash...
In smaller regions such as the Carpathian Basin (located in Eastern/Central Europe), 50 km
horizontal resolution may still not be appropriate to describe the meso-scale processes (e.g.,
cloud formation and convective precipitation). For this purpose on a national level several
RCMs have been adapted with finer resolution (25 and 10 km). Here, results from two of the
adapted RCMs for Hungary are analyzed, namely, models PRECIS and RegCM.
In this paper, first, data and models from PRUDENCE, PRECIS and RegCM are presented.
Events are continuously generated and consumed by clients within the system. Clients have
intermittent connection semantics. Clients can be present in the system for a certain duration
and be disconnected later on. Clients reconnect at a later time and receive events, which they
were supposed to receive in their past incarnations as well as events that they are supposed
to receive during their present incarnation. Clients issue/create events while in disconnected
mode, these events would be held in a local queue to be released to the system during a
The Wisconsin Family Health Survey (FHS) collects information about health insurance coverage, health
status, health problems and use of health care services among Wisconsin residents. This survey began in
1989 and has been conducted annually since then. This report is based on responses collected in 2008,
the same year that the BadgerCare Plus health insurance program was implemented (February 2008).
The survey results presented in this report are representative of Wisconsin household residents, who
constitute approximately 97 percent of all persons residing in the state.
How and when such theoretical uncertainty will translate into actual market movements will
depend on market dynamics. Because of extreme monetary ease, short-term interest rates
have been close to zero for some time and markets expect policy rates to remain low. The
yield curve is quite steep yet long-term interest rates are very low by historical standards.
Graph 4 shows that the US dollar term spread has been around 250–350 basis points since
Non-pro rata earning approaches are generally more complex and involve more estimation than
pro rata approaches. As such, the accounting rules may allow the more simplistic pro rata
methods to be used where the impact is not material to the financial statements.
Earning of deposits, other adjustments
There may be multiple possible approaches for earning items such as deposits, interim audits
and other such premium components.
A new Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Board was appointed in May 2010. It was tasked with the downsizing the RBZ’s huge staff complement; restoring the RBZ’s position as the lender of last resort; and putting in place committees for monetary policy and audit. About 1,455 staff of the RBZ (75% of total staff) were retrenched in January 2011 in the largest such exercise since independence. In addition, the RBZ is disposing of its non-core assets in sectors such as mining, consistent with the RBZ Act.
Notwithstanding that the AIFM must be able to provide both functions in order to be authorised, it
may choose to delegate the portfolio management and/or the risk management function. In such cas-
es, and as set out above, the delegation of these functions should comply with the rules set out under
Article 20 of the AIFMD and the relevant Level 2 measures. Therefore, the liability of the AIFM will
not be affected by the fact that the AIFM has delegated the portfolio management and/or risk man-
agement functions to a third party, or by any further sub-delegation.
Academics and students are committed to making a significant contribution to international
knowledge and enhancing Dublin’s role as Ireland’s global gate-way.
Civic engagement and interaction with industry are emphasised both in the curriculum and in the
overall student experience. Collaboration with industry and professional bodies is embedded in
many DIT programmes and is integral to how DIT continues to adapt to the ever-quickening pace of
‘Eco-procurement’ is already a key concept for operators, manufacturers and policy-
makers, not least because railway rolling stock is often used for 30 years or more.
Adherence to strict environmental performance speciﬁ cations, including energy efﬁ ciency,
noise, diesel-exhaust emissions and recycling, must be considered when rail suppliers
Remedial strategies for petroleum UST sites that include a combination of
active source zone treatment with enhanced natural attenuation outside the
contaminant plume core may consider chemical oxidation technologies. Many
chemical oxidation techniques also provide residual dissolved oxygen that is used
by aerobic microorganisms to biodegrade contaminants. In addition, these
technologies may also oxidize reduced electron acceptors (e.g., nitrogen to nitrate,
sulfides to sulfate), which are then used by anaerobic microorganisms to
The artist’s means of achieving much with little in his sculpture first
involves the execution of a small-scale maquette usually made of
polyurethane. When completed, this model appears to have been
formed simply from an attenuated bar that has been twisted, bent,
stretched, curved, coiled, or knotted according to the sculptor’s whim.
From the miniature working model of Upstart 2, Meadmore executed a
reduced version, measuring twenty-five and a half inches high, in an
edition of four strikes.
The monumental version at Princeton is made of Cor-Ten steel.
The concept of aesthetic labour is partly seen from the perspective of ethics. There may
be strictly applied selection criteria for the recruitment and selection of new employees. For an
appointments panel such a situation could cause conflict between organisational requirements
and personal private views on what is moral or fair.
The ethical problem concerns the Human Resource manager, who wishes to appoint
someone, but who needs professional reasons for appointing a less attractive person.
In the Arab Region, digital migration is still in its very early years, but nevertheless
is being driven by the high proportion of young demographic in many Arab
countries. With 55% of the Arab Region population under the age of 252
segment is expected to drive the growth of digital media. Since international
players have been experimenting with online content and business models for
some time, the Arab Region now has the opportunity to learn from the mistakes
and successes of the European, North American and Asian media markets to
really drive growth....
How can this “virtual” gender gap be closed? If the barriers to gender equality in social media use are mainly personal, then any
interventions to address this gender gap should be focused on “fixing the women” by introducing more training for women
or increasing their education, for instance. However, the regional survey results clearly show that barriers are predominantly
environmental, and require efforts in addressing discriminatory attitudes and cultural constraints on women.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development contributes
to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations
on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate
change and energy, measurement and assessment, and sustainable
natural resources management. Through the Internet, we report on
international negotiations and share knowledge gained through
collaborative projects with global partners, resulting in more rigorous
research, capacity building in developing countries and better
dialogue between North and South.
In 2011, the Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland published a report that began to quantify the
burden of disease from industries using a single site, beginning the process of measuring health impacts.
This report revisits that process but goes a step further. Using additional data the 2012 report estimates the
total health impact from toxic industrial pollutants in 49 countries in the developing world, extrapolating
health impacts to provide a better understanding of the true scope of the issue.