Mobile network operators will meet many challenges in the coming years. It is expected that the
number of people connected, wireline and wireless, will reach five billion by 2015. At the same
time, people use more wireless services and they expect similar user experience to what they
can now get from fixed networks. Because of that we will see a hundred-fold increase in
network traffic in the near future. At the same time markets are saturating and the revenue per
bit is dropping.
Time and state are two key notions used in a conventional OS. However, these notions cannot be used in the same manner in a distributed system because it contains several computer systems, each with its own clock and memory, that communicate through messages that incur unpredictable communication delays. This chapter discusses practical alternatives to the traditional notions of time and state. These alternative notions are used in the design of distributed control algorithms and recovery schemes used in a distributed OS.
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Mathematics in Action: An Introduction to Algebraic, Graphical, and Numerical Problem
Solving, Fourth Edition, is intended to help college mathematics students gain mathematical
literacy in the real world and simultaneously help them build a solid foundation for future
study in mathematics and other disciplines.
Pursuant to Article 1 of the Convention signed in Paris on 14th December 1960,
and which came into force on 30th September 1961, the Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD) shall promote policies designed:
– to achieve the highest sustainable economic growth and employment and a
rising standard of living in member countries, while maintaining financial
stability, and thus to contribute to the development of the world economy;
– to contribute to sound economic expansion in member as well as non-member
countries in the process of economic development; and
– to co...
LINEAR PROCESSING TECHNIQUES
Most discrete image processing computational algorithms are linear in nature; an output image array is produced by a weighted linear combination of elements of an input array. The popularity of linear operations stems from the relative simplicity of spatial linear processing as opposed to spatial nonlinear processing. However, for image processing operations, conventional linear processing is often computationally infeasible without efficient computational algorithms because of the large image arrays....
THE principle of osmosis has been known as a means of water removal for
some time. However, controlled application of osmotic treatments (OT)
to food can be considered among the newest of improved techniques. Food
products obtained for final consumption through OT are intermediate moisture
products of improved quality, compared to conventionally dried materials.
The treatment involves immersing foods in aqueous solutions of sufficiently
high concentration at moderate temperatures.
We take pride in continuing our association with the CII Mutual
Fund Summit. This document presents the perspective of industry
stakeholders, along with our points of view, on the current scenario in
the mutual fund industry.
While a lot has been said about distribution, we have attempted to take an
all-encompassing view of the issues and have focussed on looking for the
hidden opportunities. We have tried to examine the business structure and
its operations in order to find ways of stimulating redesign and innovation.
We were able to obtain satisfactory postoperative PSA levels by RTUR-PCa comparable with
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number of the procedures, minimal residual prostate tissue at the part where cancer was not
detected by biopsy might not necessarily prevent the radicality of the disease in carefully
selected patients. We performed prostate biopsy to get information about the localization of
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The only impact evaluations the IDB has are beneficiary evaluations;
that is, the IDB asks the beneficiaries in the communities how they evalu-
ate what they received: Was it working correctly? Did they like it? Was
the choice an adequate one? Was the project sustainable? The IDB study
summarized about 800 project visits in various countries in which this
sort of beneficiary evaluation was done, and in general, the beneficiary
evaluations are quite positive. School projects have the highest evalua-
tions even if a few schools that were built are not operating.
The book includes guidance on the requirements of Chapter VIII (Watchkeeping) of the IMO STCW Convention, the latest changes to Radio Regulatuions and the use of AIS and modern navigation and charting systems.
It also includes bridge and emergency checklists for use by ships' masters and navigating officers.
A copy should be carried on board every ship.
The new edition is also accompanied by a CD version of the text with a search' function.
Investments are deemed to be held for trading.
Investments are recorded at their fair value with the
change between this amount and average cost being
recorded as unrealized appreciation (depreciation) in
value of investments in the Statement of Operations.
Securities listed on a recognized public securities
exchange in North America are valued for financial
statement purposes at their bid prices for long
positions and ask prices for short positions.
Coincidentally, in the case of the aforementioned regulations a
STAG (STeam And Gas) cycle qualification is/was to provide about
6% of its steam generation to process. At this operating condition,
the overall performance approaches that of a conventional STAG
power generation cycle. Later in this paper, tables are provided
that define GE’s gas turbine and gas engine product
characteristics, which in turn illustrate the wide application range
and flexibility of these products to support cogeneration
Classified along three independent dimensions:
The type of operations used for transforming plaintext to ciphertext
The number of keys used
symmetric (single key)
asymmetric (two-keys, or public-key encryption)
The way in which the plaintext is processed
A material weakness is a condition in which the design or operation of one or more of the internal control
components does not reduce to a relatively low level the risk that misstatements in amounts that would be
material in relation to the basic financial statements being audited may occur and not be detected within a
timely period by employees in the normal course of performing their assigned functions.
Dalton et al. reported the average production costs and returns for 2004 from a sample of 30
organic dairy farms in Vermont and Maine. They reported a total cost for organic milk
production of $22.58 per cwt, before a deduction for unpaid operator labor and management,
which was not significantly different from milk revenues. Thus organic milk production did not
generate any return to unpaid labor and management nor did it produce a positive return to farm
assets or equity.
The purpose of this document is to provide hospitals and the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals Organization (JCAHO) a
guide prepared by medical physicists recommending tests and proce-
dures for medical lasers to maintain a high level of quality care in a safe
environment. The guidance for safe use of laser systems for diagnosis
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with laser systems’ operation (physicians, nurses, medical physicists),
maintenance (engineers), and service (biomedical technicians).
The speculum should be carefully positioned so the entire cervix is seen. If excess
mucus or other secretions obscure the cervix, they should be gently removed using a
proctoswab without disturbing the epithelium. Small amounts of blood will not interfere
with cytologic evaluation, but large amounts, as occurs during menses, preclude
cytologic interpretation by conventional Pap smear. This is considerably less of a
problem when liquid based cytology is used.
In recent years the marine transportation system has come under increasing
attention. Among the concerns are its safety and efficiency, prevention of
and response to ship-caused pollution, and the use of vessels for inimical
purposes, ranging from simple lawbreaking (such as smuggling) to serving
as a vehicle or target for terrorist acts. Over the past two decades, automatic
identification systems (AIS) have been developed in response to these concerns,
and much work has been done to define AIS technical and communication
Several overarching themes emerged from interviews with stakeholders in the six case-study
states regarding issues both internal and external to incentive programs that encourage and
discourage the adoption of small-scale renewable energy technologies in their respective
states. First, external factors will be discussed; illuminating the backdrop against which these
incentive programs operate is important in understanding and assessing program