From the epidemiological data (fixed base line increment per 10 µg/m3 PM10 per 1 million inhabitant)
on the one hand and the average exposure level of the population on the other hand, the number of
health outcomes can be determined.
These calculations may be done for the current exposure to particulate matter as well as for a
hypothetical situation without road traffic-related air pollution. The difference between the two results
corresponds to the number of morbidity and mortality cases attributable to road traffic-related air
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.
The predominant and persistent indoor VOCs included aldehydes (e.g., formaldehyde,
acetaldehyde, pentanal, hexanal and nonanal) and terpene hydrocarbons (e.g., a-pinene, 3-carene
and d-limonene), which are characteristic of wood product emissions. Other compounds of
interest included phenol, naphthalene, and other aromatic hydrocarbons. VOC concentrations
were generally typical of results reported for other new houses. Measurements of total VOCs
were used to evaluate short-term changes in indoor VOC concentrations. ...
A case study of an excellent Spanish–English bilingual reader (Jiménez et al.,
1995) shows the use of similar strategies for identifying words and comprehending text in
both languages, and the frequent use of information from the other language. A larger-
scale study carried out by the same group (Jiménez et al.
Many Roman villas had under-floor heating which would have been especially
useful in the British winter! The Roman name, hypocaust, is Ancient Greek
meaning ‘fire beneath’.
The floor was supported on short columns made of stacked tiles. A fire would
be kept burning (very hard work for the slaves!) in the furnace room, and the
hot air would move through the under-floor area, heating the rooms above.
The hot air and smoke escaped through channels in the walls.
To make your hypocaust system, you will need to raise up your whole
villa by around 6cm.
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)1 is an option to the award-winning
Oracle Database Enterprise Edition. Oracle RAC is a cluster database with a shared
cache architecture that overcomes the limitations of traditional shared-nothing and
shared-disk approaches to provide highly scalable and available database solutions
for all your business applications. Oracle RAC is a key component of Oracle’s
enterprise grid architecture and cloud foundation.
The M.Ed. program offers graduate licensure in elementary education (K-6), gifted
education (K-12), and special education (K-12). In the M.Ed. program, students hone
skills for implementing appropriate instruction and differentiating curriculum for special
needs students while deepening their understanding of the different content areas.
Though skill development is an important aspect of the program, empowering teachers
to make professionally mature decisions and developing collaborative leadership and
research expertise are also emphasized. The M.Ed.
The second problem with accounting proﬁts is that, unlike cash ﬂow, they exclude investments. A growing business
will invariably have to invest more in working and ﬁxed capital, so that it could easily have positive earnings, but cash
could be draining away. On the other hand, depreciation is deducted in the calculation of earnings even though it
does not involve any cash outlay. So for a mature business with assets still being depreciated, earnings could well
understate cash ﬂows.
Third, earnings ignore the time value of money.
We measured and tested whether the following variables affect walking (basis:
200m buffer around each child's shortest walking path): number of busy intersections
crossed, intersection and street density, total daily vehicle-miles traveled, average
vehicle speed along the route, population density, and land use (R Wilson, 2008).
Sidewalk coverage data do not exist for Roseville and could not be tested in the model.
We refined the model through systematic testing of independent variables as the differ-
ence in log-likelihood ratios.
In recent years, energy prices have become increasingly more expensive and volatile.
This trend has added to auto ownership costs and uncertainty about future operating
expenses. Moreover, parking in many of the world’s largest cities is limited and costly
further adding to private vehicle expenditures. Many nations worldwide have adopted
carsharing (or short-term auto access) as a means to reduce personal transportation costs
and the negative impacts of widespread auto use including: congestion, inefficient land
use, energy consumption, and emissions.
While loans may be available to students with good
credit histories, the question of how much to borrow is
often asked. The maxim “Live like a student now or you
will live like a student later” is a good one to remember.
Consult an individual school’s Student Expense Budget
for estimates of living expenses, and budget accordingly.
Track your current spending habits and compare them to
the budget at schools of your choice. Share housing;
learn to cook. Food expenses are often budget busters.
Bring a lunch rather than buying one.
If the capacity of the supply transformers exceeds 30 kva by a large margin, it is
possible that the above procedure will not produce the desired remagnetization. This
can occur if the transformer magnetizing current supplied by the PMG after the low
voltage switch is opened is sufficiently large because the current required to magnetize
the core of the transformer exerts a strong demagnetizing influence on the rotor of the
PMG. If this is found to be a problem, a three-phase, 2,300 volt switch should be
provided for de-energizing the PMG in addition to the low voltage switch. ...
The following guidance is based on the best available evidence. The full
guideline (www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG123) gives details of the methods
and the evidence used to develop the guidance.
This guideline was developed to provide an integrated approach to the
identification and assessment of common mental health disorders, particularly
in primary care. It draws together the recommendations from existing NICE
guidance and addresses any gaps in the identification and assessment of
these conditions. The guideline also provides advice for primary care and
other staff on referral.
By means of econometric methods, the information contained in options prices can be
extracted. In the literature, two methods are most frequently chosen, namely the implied
volatility and the risk-neutral density. The latter approach extends the frequently used concept
of the volatility implicit in option prices to modelling the probabilities that market participants
assign to all possible price levels of the underlying instrument. The entire RND offers a wider
information set as it includes the third (skewness) and the fourth (kurtosis) moment of a
Full term infants that are disproportionately small at birth, however, may be the result of
short-term insults in the third trimester, for example, that promote weight and muscle loss but
spare brain and body length (Gould, 1989). These infants may have the ability to catch up in
growth where the environment fulfills health and nutritional needs (Adair, 1999). In
industrialized countries, access to intensive care technology influence an infant’s long-term
prognosis (Dashe et al 2000), although such technology is not available to the majority of
Indonesian women. ...
Many have gone above and beyond the
call of duty to make this special issue
possible. The editorial team at Forced
Migration Review has been the anchor
on which we have all relied. The
authors of the articles and those who
submitted pieces we could not include
deserve special recognition. Their work
was done after-hours, often in the field
during time they did not have. Ricardo
Ernst, my fellow guest editor, has been
an able partner responding with feed-
back from all corners of the globe.
As part of the CARD project 032/05VIE, sustainable and profitable for Acacia Forest Sawlog production in Vietnam, a training course in Acacia tree improvement and silviculture is carried action on October 11-15 June 2007 in Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding areas. The main objective is to train junior FSIV and scientists and technicians in the province to improve basic principles to plant Acacia trees and silvicultural techniques related to sawlog production.
Until the early 1990’s latex production has been the main objective for
rubberwood cultivation in Thailand. In 1989 the Thai government established
a national natural forests logging ban. This law raised an immediate demand
for construction and furniture wood in Thailand. Previously, the rubberwood
trunks left over after the latex production, were either used as firewood at the
plantation site or in charcoal production. Rubberwood offers qualities to ease
off the demand for natural tropical forest trees and this way helps to decrease
the pressure on illegal logging.
Exotic Pine Nursery This Practical Guide was developed by Forestry Plantations Queensland (FPQ)
used in Vietnam as part of project evaluation CARD Field "and advanced mass plant propagation
technology to expand the plantations of Pinus caribaea value and related hybrids in Vietnam ".