It is also likely that
the toxic components of tobacco smoke, mainly nicotine, may directly or indirectly
deteriorate periodontal tissues. Cigarette smoking represents a risk factor for progression of
periodontitis, the effect of which may be dose related. Heavy smokers should be considered
as high-risk individuals for progression of periodontitis. The clinical implications for this are
that smokers should be identified during patient examination and efforts should be made to
modify this behavioural risk factor.
This book offers an interdisciplinary view of the biophysical issues related to climate change. Climate change is a phenomenon by which the long-term averages of weather events (i.e. temperature, precipitation, wind speed, etc.) that define the climate of a region are not constant but change over time. There have been a series of past periods of climatic change, registered in historical or paleoecological records.
This interpretation establishes that:(i) when the terms of a financial liability are
renegotiated with the creditor and the creditor accepts the company’s equity instruments to
extinguish all or part of the liability, the instruments issued are considered to be part of the
consideration paid to extinguish the financial liability; (ii) these instruments must be
measured at their fair value, unless this cannot be reliably estimated, in which case the
valuation of the new instruments must reflect the fair value of the financial liability settled;
and (iii) the difference between the ca...
From the outset it was a request of the Cultural Foundation to make the results of the scientific
investigations accessible for a broad public. Already soon after opening the first sketches, the
question about the securing of the archaeological findings arose. For all involved partners it
was clear that, even with the most expensive preservation methods, the architectural findings
in the area could only be kept up medium-term. In order to secure the antique substance at
longer term, the partners in the decision-making bodies considered establishing a protective
A couple years ago, two of my colleagues independently proposed approximately
the same title for their respective contributions to a series of lunchtime talks: “Why
Erving Goffman Is My Hero (and Should Be Yours, Too).” I emerged from these two
lunches mightily impressed – both by Goffman’s (1959) insights into The Presentation of
Self in Everyday Life and by the potential for Goffman’s micro-sociological research to
inspire a major new research stream in behavioral game theory.