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Natural gas has traditionally been used as a feedstock for the chemical industry, and as a fuel for process and space heating. Recent advances in exploration, drilling techniques and hydraulic fracturing have made it possible for natural gas to become available in abundance (as of 2012). As natural gas displaces traditional petroleum use in various sectors, a certain amount of disruption is likely.
While significant parts of this book have been written anew, it have drawn
on material from a number of previously published articles. Sometimes only a
part of an article made it into the final manuscript; in other cases, its parts ended
up in different chapters of the book; in yet other case, a whole article became the
basis for one of the sections. In the following I list the articles which were used as
material for the book. Many of them were reprinted and translated into other
languages; here I list the first instance of publication in English. Also, it...
Access to basic services and mobility are both enhanced by public transportation and street connectivity
(i.e., streets lead to other streets and stores, rather than just ending in cul-de-sacs). Having access to a car, or the
use of mass transit, may enable greater mobility and utilization of local resources. Street connectivity may result
in smaller walkable neighborhoods and create the opportunity to walk, both recreationally and to complete
necessary errands independently.
“The class focuses on the likely roles that business professionals
will have in regard to information systems: end-user, manager,
and innovator,” said CIS Department Chairman Dr. Richard
Mathieu. “In order to accomplish these goals, the hands-on
component of the class focuses on collaboration and workl ow.”
After gaining admittance to the College of Business, a CIS stu-
dent’s junior campaign begins with a 12-credit integrated course
in which students create a business plan.
LISA has an international perspective, and a diverse audience including researchers, students, library
staff, and information professionals. Since its inception in 1969 LISA has been interested in a broad range
of library and information science (LIS) theory and practice, now taking in developments facilitated by
information and communications technology and LIS-related fields such as archives, records
management, publishing, information design and technical writing. Consequently, LISA covers a great
variety of publications.
In recent years, great advancements have been made in understanding the mechanisms of the functioning
of the human brain. Technological developments such as functional magnetic resonance
imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetoencephalography (MEG) have
made possible the mapping of the images of cerebral activity from hemodynamic, metabolic or electromagnetic
In 140 A.D. a Greek astronomer
named Ptolemy wrote that the
Earth was the center of the
universe. He thought all the stars,
the Sun, and the Moon revolved
around it. This made sense
because that is how things looked
in the sky from Earth. We call
Ptolemy’s theory the geocentric
view. It is derived from geo (Earth)
and centric (center). Astronomers
believed the geocentric view for
1,500 years until 1543.
The Heliocentric View
About 500 years ago,
Copernicus found that the Earth
and other planets revolve around
the Sun. His theory was published
The markets for open-end and closed-end funds provide an indication of the
general development and trends of investment in real assets. The Verband für
Geschlossene Fonds (VGF) estimates that the assets of closed-end funds in
Germany are EUR 199 bn (as at 2011). EUR 99 bn of this is invested as equity
capital. In 2011, EUR 9.9 bn passed into real assets through closed-end funds
in Germany (down 8% yoy, see Fig. 5). The volume has considerably declined
since the start of the financial and economic crisis and, since 2009, has been at
a low level. Last year, private investors...
Your education loan debt represents a serious financial
commitment that must be repaid. A default on any loan
engenders serious consequences, including possible
legal action against you by the lender or the government,
Law school graduate debt of $100,000 amounts to almost
$1,187 a month on a standard 10-year repayment plan.
Federal loans offer graduated and income-sensitive
repayment plans that lower monthly payment amounts
but increase the number of years of repayment.
Under our proposals, auditors of local public bodies would continue to follow the auditing and ethical standards set by the Auditing Practices Board. We have considered which body would be best placed to produce the audit Codes of practice and supporting guidance.
Regardless of the particular methodology, the traditional project manager is often seen as a “taskmaster” who
develops and controls the master plan that documents (often in excruciating detail) the tasks, dependencies,
and resources required to deliver the end product. The project manager then monitors the status of tasks and
adjusts the plan as necessary. Underpinning this mechanistic approach is the assumption that equates
individuals to interchangeable, controllable commodities.
The cost of ARV drugs was a major determinant in
countries’ choice of a PMTCT option. In 2009 the average
ARV drug cost of Option B was three to five times higher than
the cost of Option A (depending on regimen and assuming
the provision of both ART and prophylaxis). However, by the
end of 2011, this differential had diminished to two times
higher. The annual cost of two-pill formulations of TDF/3TC/
EFV has decreased by 30% over the past three years and
is now US$150; the newer TDF/3TC/EFV single-pill fixeddose
regimen costs approximately US$180 per year (11,12).
The recent recession episode that started in the United States in December 2007 stood as another
challenge for our ability to anticipate the timing and the amplitude of business cycle ﬂuctuations.
Throughout 2007, almost all the forecasts computed by central banks, academics and market par-
ticipants were not able to detect the approaching sharp decline in real GDP, even when produced
around end-2008, right ahead of remarkably negative GDP growth ﬁgures.
This updated edition of Improving Outcomes in Breast Cancer is
based on the Manual published by the Department of Health in 1996.
Additional material, based on recent reviews of research evidence and
discussions by a reconstituted Editorial Group, has been inserted in a
larger font size (12 point as opposed to 10 point) so that it can be
distinguished from earlier text. In the original guidance references
were given at the end of each section, these have been retained in
this document. For the updated material footnotes have been used
throughout the text to avoid confusion....
They put you in the middle of everyone, on a cross, with your head down and your legs spread and they raped you in that position. And the others had to cheer them on and dance around you.” “We are dealing with the effects, but not the
Over the last fifteen years, the Great Lakes Region has been the theater of numerous bloody conflicts. Sexual violence, specifically, has occurred in many countries, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where such violence has been so pervasive that it is hardly possible to estimate its extent....
Take, for example, a project with the purpose of improving peoples
health through increased food production obtained via activities such
as irrigation and use of pesticides. Such a project will not be
sustainable if water is extracted at a faster rate than it is replenished.
Furthermore, if the increased food production is made at the expense
of pesticide residues in the drinking water, then the project purpose
may be undermined by health problems among the villagers.
Prompted by the intriguing pattern in stock returns, in this section we broaden the
investigation of lunar cycle effects to other related variables in the U.S. economy. First,
we extend the analysis to other variables related to stock trading, specifically the standard
deviation of stock returns and volume of trading. Recall that the magnitudes of the
standard deviations in Table 1 suggest that there is little difference between new moon
and full moon volatilities of returns.
Improving oral health during pregnancy not only enhances the overall health of women but also contributes to improving the oral health of their children. In the past, some oral health professionals have postponed treatment because of the uncertainty about the risk of x-rays and bacteremia (4;5). However, deferring appropriate treatment may cause unforeseen harm to the woman and possibly to the fetus for several reasons. First, women may self-medicate with over the counter medications like acetaminophen to control pain.
Used at the end of the list of subjects to be discussed at a meeting or conference AOL abbr. American corporation headquartered in Virginia, owner and operator of on line and interactive computer services...My gratitude continues to extend to the reviewers, colleagues, students, and editors whose assistance made possible the previous editions.