as mentioned, sexual and reproductive health is a
unique sub-sector, due to its close association with
important and sensitive socio-cultural factors and
gender roles which define and prescribe appropriate
opportunities and avenues of action. the field is
uniquely sensitive and therefore must involve explicit
exploration across all areas of activity of some critical
cross cutting issues – among them gender, adolescent
health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDs.
as expressed in our mission statement, RREEF Real Estate
seeks to provide our clients with superior long-term returns
while appropriately managing risks to our clients. this goal
directly aligns with our commitment to continuously seek
improvement in the environmental performance of our
assets under management across a variety of value drivers.
being sustainable enhances operating efficiency,
increasingly satisfies investor considerations and
mandates, promotes compliance with growing regulations
and mitigates risks.
In conclusion, although many women may prefer a female physician, it has been
demonstrated that physician gender is often not the most important attribute under
consideration when patients select an OB/GYN. Clearly, good bedside manner and
communication skills are essential in establishing an effective doctor/patient rapport.
This is often followed by technical expertise and a good medical reputation.
The first symptoms of this disease are usually a low back pain with its peak at night and in
the morning and morning stiffness, which can last for hours. Both symptoms get better with
exercise, back pain can worsen with inactivity. Some patients show only a partial
involvement of the spine, in others the whole spine is involved. The physician always
should examine the patient´s back by patting it gently with one fist, starting at the cervical
spine all the way down to the sacrum, asking the patient, if and which part of the spine is
painful during this...
Peaks in the financial cycle are closely associated with systemic banking crises (henceforth
“financial crises” for short). In the sample of seven industrialised countries noted above, all
the financial crises with domestic origin (ie, those that do not stem from losses on cross-
border exposures) occur at, or close to, the peak of the financial cycle. And the financial
crises that occur away from peaks in domestic financial cycles reflect losses on exposures to
foreign such cycles. Typical examples are the banking strains in Germany and Switzerland
When retrograde dissociative amnesia is accompanied by suddenly leaving the customary
environment and compromised knowledge about personal identity – the condition is named
dissociative fugue. Fugues have been reported for over a century, though they were
frequently erroneously associated with epilepsy (e.g., Burgl, 1900; Donath, 1899). A century
ago, these conditions were named Wanderlust in Germany (cf e.g. Burgl, 1900). Fugue states
were described to be preponderant in children and young adults (Dana, 1894; Donath, 1908).
Women’s nutritional conditions differ widely among and within countries. Such conditions
are worst in the less-developed regions and countries of the world, where poverty, social
disparities, discrimination, and different kinds of malnutrition affect large populations.
Here's the deal: there are lots of teachers and librarians who'd love to get hard-copies of
this book into their kids' hands, but don't have the budget for it (teachers in the US spend
around $1,200 out of pocket each on classroom supplies that their budgets won't stretch to
cover, which is why I sponsor a classroom at Ivanhoe Elementary in my old neighborhood
in Los Angeles; you can adopt a class yourself at ‹http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/›.
There are generous people who want to send some cash my way to thank me for the free
The LIBOR is the London Interbank Offered Rate, which is used as a reference rate in loan
transactions between banks. The LIBOR floor, introduced in recent years to help enhance
bank loan yields in extremely low interest rate environments, is around 1%–2% (note that
until LIBOR reaches the “floor” level, bank loan returns do not increase with rising rates).
The credit spread is the market-determined spread paid to the investor for taking on the
credit risk (historically the normal range has been 3%–8%, depending on the riskiness of a
Senator Long undoubtedly understood that once a provision is in the tax
code, it is likely to remain. Indeed, the EITC remained in the tax code each
subsequent year until it was made permanent in 1978. Legislation in 1978
also added a ﬂat range to the EITC’s phase-in and phaseout ranges, as
shown in ﬁgure 3.1.
An “advance payment” option was also added to the
credit in 1978, so that workers would be able, if they desired, to receive the
credit incrementally throughout the year.
Spending on the safety net slowed in the late 1970s and shrank in the
Bonfand’s style takes full advantage of the freedom allowed by the essay form. In the
first place, Bonfand’s use of bibliographical materials follows a strict parti-pris. While he
gives great importance to the filmmakers, or painters, own words, often quoting
interviews or autobiographies and excavates and values non-produced film scenarios (in
the two chapters on Antonioni), he does not waste time nor room by quoting existing
books on the subjects he approaches. This orientation is sometimes embarrassing and
weakens the intellectual honesty of the book as a whole. ...
“In striving for entertainment, our imagination must have neither limits nor
bounds. It has always been a basic need in creative efforts. ‘Imagination,’ wrote
Stanislavsky, ‘must be cultivated and developed; it must be alert, rich and active.
An actor (animator) must learn to think on any theme. He must observe people
(and animals) and their behavior—try to understand their mentality.’
“To one degree or another, people in our audience are aware of human and animal
behavior. They may have seen, experienced or read about it.
The choices we make in our everyday lives about our homes, transport, food and the goods we
buy have impacts right across the world – from Indonesian rainforests to the Antarctic. The
amount we consume has a direct effect on climate change and species loss. For example, the
products we consume in the UK could be flown in from half way around the world and be made...
The medical model emphasises health care and remedial treatment. Greater importance
needs now to be attached to primary prevention and health promotion and with which there
is a heightened need for people to accept their personal responsibility and individual
accountability. Traditional approaches to health have not encompassed sufficiently primary
prevention. New models are needed for positive health. These models require a
reassessment of value systems in society that enables improved understanding of the WHO
slogan: ‘health is our real wealth’. ...
Histones are proteins that protect DNA from restriction enzymes and also act as bolsters
in chromosome condensation, (Ito, 2007). A “Histone Core”, made of nine types of histone
proteins, is attached to DNA molecules whose length varies from 146bp to 148bp. In the
histone core, a combination of modifications, within specific amino acids in each histone
subtype leads to gene expression or inactivation, (Kouzarides, 2007).
While reviews of aid effectiveness in Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 2008 and 2009 showed
little progress, one positive, concrete example has been the harmonization of key donors around the
implementation of the maternal and newborn child health package (MNCH).
As shown above, the modern industrial system is a concatenation of processes which has much of
the character of a single, comprehensive, balanced mechanical process. A disturbance of the balance at any
point means a differential advantage (or disadvantage) to one or more of the owners of the sub−processes
between which the disturbance falls; and it may also frequently mean gain or loss to many remoter members
in the concatenation of processes, for the balance throughout the sequence is a delicate one, and the
transmission of a disturbance often goes far. It may even take...
One of the main reasons for choosing ARC is for its superior ability at handling
imbalanced class distributions. It utilizes the association rule mining, making sampling
unnecessary in many cases otherwise requiring sampling. In [WZYY05], ARC has been
shown to produce the best result among many algorithms on the data set used for KDD-
98 [Kdd98], which has a skewed class distribution. In addition, ARC can handle high
dimensionality (the data set has more than 400 variables) without a considerably long
The federal government enacted the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAAA) shortly after the repeal of Prohibition, and this
legislation has served as the primary vehicle for regulating alcohol advertising in the United States. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax
and Trade Bureau (TTB) has primary responsibility for enforcing the FAAA. Consumer protection and advertising regulation are
not, however, areas of expertise for the TTB, which is located within the Department of the Treasury, and the FAAA provides only
limited authority and guidance.
If your project is large or if you have no experience in selecting conservators, consider
contracting with a conservator to prepare the RFP and help evaluate the responses. The time
and money you invest in developing complete, accurate specifications will pay off in the
form of thorough proposals. Often, a government agency will permit a sole-source contract
for this purpose.
Remember that a conservator invests considerable time and resources in putting together
an effective proposal. Some qualified professionals will not submit proposals without com-