Widespread thermal anomalies in 1997–1998,
due primarily to regional effects of the El Nin˜ o–Southern
Oscillation and possibly augmented by global
warming, caused severe coral bleaching worldwide.
Corals in all habitats alongthe Belizean barrier reef
bleached as a result of elevated sea temperatures in the
summer and fall of 1998, and in fore-reef habitats of the
outer barrier reef and offshore platforms they showed
signs of recovery in 1999. In contrast, coral populations
on reefs in the central shelf lagoon died off catastrophically.
Move gates to 10 percent open as measured at the scale on the servomotors and check
to see if the gate position needle indicates 10 percent. If the gate position needle does
not indicate 10 percent, move the eccentric adjustment in the restoring shaft bell crank
to position it correctly (photograph 3). Move it toward the restoring shaft if there is
over travel and away from the restoring shaft if there is under travel (figure 7). Move
the gates to 90 percent, as measured at the servomotor scale, and check the gate position
indicator needle. It may...
The mutual fund data come from the 1998 CRSP Survivor Bias FreeMutual Fund Database.
Our initial sample contains 2,609 domestic equity mutual funds. We exclude multiple share
classes for the same fund as well as funds with only a year or less of available returns. The
initial sample is used to obtain the values of the prior parameters in the empirical Bayes pro-
cedure mentioned previously.
The value of the UK LCEGS sector was £106.5 billion in 2007/8. In terms of size, this puts the low
carbon and environmental economy somewhere between the UK’s healthcare and construction
The UK is the world’s sixth largest low carbon and environmental economy, with 3.5% of global market
share. As shown in Figure 2, the Environmental sector accounts for £22.3 billion (21%) of total UK
market value, Renewable Energy for £31.
In addition, the distributions of deaths by age and by cause in Delhi are very different
from those in the U.S. In the U.S., over 70 percent of all deaths occur after the age of 65. In
Delhi, over 70 percent of all deaths occur before the age of 65, with over 20 percent occurring
before the age of five. Furthermore, 46 percent of all non-trauma deaths in the U.S. are
attributable to cardiovascular disease compared to only 23 percent in Delhi.' Because the main
effects of acute exposure to air pollution on daily deaths occur through impacts on...
Whether mode choice yields expected impacts on daily activity level remains an
open question. Available research confirms declining activity levels for children (Dietz
and Gortmaker, 2001; Trost et al, 2002) and adolescents (Sallis, et al, 2000). However,
studies evaluating the role of walking to school have been mixed in finding statistically
significant increases in children's daily activity level (Krizek et al, 2004).
What is most needed is to adjust the requirements of SEA and EIA directives. The logical order of
these assessments should be ensured, as should the respect of the results of SEA in subsequent EIA
procedures. Repeated assessment (on the same level of details) shall be avoided, whereas at the
same time the availability of information from earlier relevant SEA procedures should be ensured in
subsequent EIA procedures.
A few studies have provided information on longitudinal trends in VOC concentrations
and emissions in new houses (Lindstrom et al., 1995, Hodgson et al., 2002). In four
manufactured houses, the area specific emission rates of formaldehyde and hexanal were
generally similar at the beginning and end of the 7.5-month study period demonstrating that the
sources of these compounds were not depleted rapidly (Hodgson et al., 2000).
As laid down by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, a key require-
ment for the proper management of a bank’s interest rate risk is the deﬁ nition
of the relevant principles and processes based on proportionality. More
speciﬁ cally, it is important to clearly deﬁ ne responsibilities and accountability
in taking risk management decisions as well as what kind of instruments are
eligible. The purposes or goals for which eligible instruments may be used
need to be speciﬁ ed as well.
Bolivia suffers from serious problems of poverty and social exclusion that particularly affect the
indigenous majority of the population. Bolivia has an extensive and complex social, ethnic and
cultural background. The ethnic group and place of origin of a person, family or social group
have a strong influence on the potential for social mobility and on available opportunities.
Furthermore, models based on Western society are not necessarily shared by sectors that identify
with the values and behaviour of the Andean cultures.
We would like to thank the Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts
University for giving us the time and space to develop this idea into a use-
ful project for thousands of teachers.
We would also like to thank Trudy Forsyth at the National Wind Technol-
ogy Center and Richard Michaud at the Boston Office of the Department
of Energy for having the vision and foresight to help establish the Kid-
Wind Project in 2004. Lastly, we would like to thank all the teachers for
their keen insight and feedback on making our kits and materials first rate!...
The SB interest rate was decreased in March 2003, from 4% to 3.5%, when inflation
was around 3%. In April 2010, after RBI changed the method of calculating interest
on SB accounts, the depositors saw an increase in their returns on savings. However,
the fluctuating inflation has been very high in recent years. The SB deposits are the
major source of savings (investment) for many depositors, including pensioners,
small savers and senior citizens. Not having the ability to be good money managers,
such persons are getting high negative returns on their hard earned monies.
Our paper offers two contributions to the literature: First, we investigate RNDs for the
German stock market, which is the largest stock market in the euro area. Second, we evaluate
whether a comprehensive set of factors can explain the changes in the uncertainty about future
equity prices. Hence, we analyse which types of information affect the perceptions about
future stock market movements as contained in DAX option prices.
Third, the interest-on-reserves regime might very well be
self-financing; it even has the potential to generate significant
additional revenue for the government. At worst, switching to
the interest-on-reserves regime would involve a relatively small
adverse effect on government finances. Paying a market rate of
interest on reserves could create cash flow problems for a
central bank; but these problems would be manageable.
Finally, the interest-on-reserves regime would eliminate
entirely distortions in financial markets due to the tax on
Work on this document began in July 2008. At the end of August, a first
draft was submitted to over 120 people who are active within the structure
of the Mental Health Commission of Canada – members of the Board of
Directors, members of the eight Advisory Committees and staff.
In September, an internal consultation process was initiated, beginning
with all those who had lived experience of mental health problems and
illnesses, followed by Advisory Committee members and staff.
Although the Standard & Poor's 500 is the most commonly used measure of the performance of
the U. S. stock market, it is sometimes argued that, because this index is so heavily populated
with high quality, large capitalization stocks, it may not be an appropriate benchmark with which
to compare a mutual fund which may be invested in lower quality, smaller capitalization stocks.
The obvious refutation: If one can obtain a higher return by investing in...
Besides conducting national censuses, the CBS is a primary source of information for multi-sectoral
data in the country. It was in the early nineties that the CBS established a separate Household Survey
Section (HSS). This section initiated four small-scale surveys with funding from the GoN. Then a
comprehensive survey for Nepal was launched by the CBS in 1995/96 through its multi-topic
(consumption, income, housing, labor markets, education, health etc.) national household survey
called the Nepal Living Standards Survey (NLSS I) with financial assistance from the World Bank.
The cash ﬂows diagram for the mexican CAT bond is described in Figure 4.
CAT-MEX Ltd. issues the bond that is placed among investors and invests the
proceeds in high quality assets within a collateral account. Simultaneous to the
issuance of the bond, CAT-MEX Ltd. enters into a reinsurance contract with
SRC. The proceeds of the bond will also serve to provide SRC coverage for earth-
quakes in Mexico in connection with an insurance agreement that FONDEN has
entered with the European Finance Reinsurance Co. Ltd., an indirect wholly-
owned subsidiary of SRC.
A Historical query pulls alerts only from the database; there is no interaction
between the alert cache and a Historical query. There is no refresh of newer
alerts because the Historical Threat Analyzer only requests alerts from a specific
time frame. Any alert file alteration (acknowledgement, deletion, and so forth) is
simultaneously saved to the database. Thus, the Historical Threat Analyzer can
pull and push alert records directly from the database.
Public media has become a leader in providing high-quality and trusted online services.
For example, PBS Kids Go! is a leading children’s online service that presents free
high-value educational content for young children that improves their academic
performance while providing entertainment. The NPR news site and the NPR music site
have both become known for outstanding quality and usability. Frontline offers its
highly respected content as an easily accessible and user-friendly online service.