There are many distinct pleasures associated with computer programming. Craftsmanship
has its quiet rewards, the satisfaction that comes from building a useful object and
making it work. Excitement arrives with the flash of insight that cracks a previously
intractable problem. The spiritual quest for elegance can turn the hacker into an artist.
There are pleasures in parsimony, in squeezing the last drop of performance out of clever
algorithms and tight coding.
With global populations on the rise and the increasing threat associated with climate change, the need for the development of low emission energy resources is clear. Geothermal energy, which originates from the underground heat of the earth (Sankaran, 2002), has the advantage of being a low-emission, baseload energy resource. Unlike other alternative energy resources, geothermal energy production does not fluctuate with time of day or season.
An important part of evaluating the auditor’s objectivity and professional skepticism is for the audit committee to gauge
the frankness and informative nature of responses to open-ended questions put to the lead audit engagement partner (and
members of the audit engagement team as appropriate).
Prepare for Exam 70-410—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Exam 70-410 is one of three required exams for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification from Microsoft.
Organized by exam objectives, and featuring challenging, what-if scenarios, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical skills and knowledge needed to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services in an enterprise environment.
This book challenged me more than any other book I've written. I felt that I needed
to bolster my opinions with those of other respected programmers and consultants.
I asked for many opinions, and published some of the responses. Thanks to Mike
Clark, Matt Raible, Andrew Hunt, Ramnivas Laddad, Brett McLaughlin, and Eitan
Suez for answering my questions.
In all different areas in biomedical engineering, the ultimate objectives in research and education are to improve the quality life, reduce the impact of disease on the everyday life of individuals, and provide an appropriate infrastructure to promote and enhance the interaction of biomedical engineering researchers. This book is prepared in two volumes to introduce recent advances in different areas of biomedical engineering such as biomaterials, cellular engineering, biomedical devices, nanotechnology, and biomechanics.
Neighborhoods may influence late-life health through a number of pathways (see Figure 1). The IOM
(1991) disablement framework, which distinguishes among disease, functional limitation, and disability, serves
as the starting point for this framework. We extend the IOM framework to include mortality and self-rated
general health status, which are both influenced by disease, functional limitation, and disability, as well as the
variety of individual and neighborhood factors that influence health in general.
The rationale for selecting three cardinal symptoms is
based on their high sensitivity and their relatively high
speciﬁcity for ABRS, especially when considering the time
interval of persistence for 10 days or longer.
nasal drainage predicts presence of bacteria on antral aspi-
ration when reported as purulent rhinorrhea by the patient,
when manifest as postnasal drip or purulent discharge in the
posterior pharynx, or when observed in the nasal cavity or
near the sinus ostium.
Purulent rhinorrhea also predicts
radiographic evidence of ABRS.
There is an important lesson that may be inferred from Jason's book. From his descriptions of project
management methodologies it is clear that what Jason has in mind is the "project life cycle" or, as we
prefer to call it, the "project life span". After all, the project life span is defined as: "The complete set of
time periods through which a project passes sequentially in a logical and orderly manner". Further, a
project may be defined as: "A process or undertaking that encompasses an entire set of activities having
. . . well defined objectives" and a process...
The entire format, name, route and length of your event depends solely on what you want to achieve.
You’re in charge of how complex or simple you want to make it. There are masses of different types of
walking event, ranging from fun walks and sponsored charity walks, to courses with measured
distances and long distance challenges.
A promoted walking event can be very attractive to people who are unused to walking or to exploring
the countryside, since they know they can’t get lost, they can go at their own pace, they may meet new
friends, learn more...
To address these objectives, we collected data and analyzed changes in
companies’ choice of auditors and in audit fees, computed concentration
ratios and other measures of concentration. We developed an econometric
model to evaluate how various factors, including the level of market
concentration, could explain fees that public companies paid to their
auditors. To obtain the views of public companies and accounting firms on
audit competition and challenges, we conducted two surveys.
Another class of protective headgear on the market is called a
“bump hat,” designed for use in areas with low head clearance.
They are recommended for areas where protection is needed from
head bumps and lacerations. These are not designed to protect
against falling or flying objects and are not ANSI approved. It is
essential to check the type of hard hat employees are using to
ensure that the equipment provides appropriate protection. Each
hat should bear a label inside the shell that lists the manufacturer,
the ANSI designation and the class of the hat. ...
Measure against your business objectives, Average CPM by Media Type, Direct Response Marketing is designed to generate
an immediate response from consumers, Characteristics of most Direct Response Marketers,... as the main contents of the document "Conversion Funnel check-in". As the main contents of the document.
This consensus on the achievements and weaknesses of social funds was based, among other
things, on the differences between social funds that are created and operate within an emer-
gency context and those that are governed by developmental objectives. Regional and cultural
contexts also account for the diverse challenges, constraints, and opportunities that each pro-
gram faces. Recognition of diversity was assumed as the basis for the collective agreement on
Over the past 15 years, the exchange industry has been in a state of continued flux. Exchanges have
demutualised and in most cases become listed, they have consolidated through mergers and acquisitions,
and they have become subject to stiff competition from a host of new alternative trading venues. In other
words, stock exchanges have become engaged in an intensified competition and are refashioning
themselves to meet the challenge.
When the ancient Roman sites were rediscovered
in the eighteenth century, a vast array of objects was
unearthed that provided detailed information about
Roman life and art. News of the discoveries traveled
fast, and soon a visit to Naples and the excavation
sites became the southernmost stop on the Grand
Tour of the Continent, an extended journey through
Europe taken by wealthy young intellectuals. Tourists
also were intrigued by the periodic bursts of activity
from Mount Vesuvius, which erupted on a smaller
scale several times in the eighteenth and nineteenth
We propose a novel approach to constraint-based type inference
based on coinductive logic. Constraint generation corresponds to
translation into a conjunction of Horn clauses P, and constraint satisfaction
is defined in terms of the coinductive Herbrand model of P. We
illustrate the approach by formally defining this translation for a small
object-oriented language similar to Featherweight Java, where type annotations
in field and method declarations can be omitted.
Learning objectives of this chapter include: Describe why people become entrepreneurs and what it takes, personally; summarize how to assess opportunities to start a new company; identify common causes of success and failure; discuss common management challenges,...and the other objectives.
Ouedraogo et al. 2006). Most patients presented with
symptoms suspicious for TB; thus, lack of diagnostic
sensitivity of health workers is of concern (Wandwalo &
Afghanistan has the highest TB burden in south Asia
(World Health Organization 2007). While health services
are expanding and quality improving, gaps in access and
deficient quality of some interventions persist. The Ministry
of Public Health adopted a Basic Package of Health
Services (BPHS) in 2003, which provides standard primary
care services for districts covering 77% of the population.
As a prologue to these activities, the Research and Evaluation Division of
BRAC (www.bracresearch.org) has carried out a review of the existing
MNCH programmes in Bangladesh undertaken by the government, NGOs
and private sectors to identify best practices and the factors behind
successes and failures, thereby pinpointing gaps and challenges. This
provides an evidence base to develop informed intervention components,
approaches and strategies for the MNCH initiatives in the country and
endow with directions for future advocacy efforts.