Most important acknowledgements go to all the contributing authors for their
assistance, eagerness, support, and their expert scientific reviews. I thank my
colleagues, Lipa Cicin-Sain, Maja Matulic and Mladen Paradzik for the motivating and
inspiring discussions. Thanks to my husband Darko for taking care of our children
during the long days and weekends while I worked on this project, and for his
understanding and encouragement.
Common to these episodes is a struggle to manage tensions associated with the (long-
term) movement of accountants into markets that have not been conventionally associated
with their professional expertise and status.
In October 2005, an Angelina County, Texas, court held a woman accountable in an automobile
crash that resulted in the death of her 1-month-old son who was not properly restrained in the
vehicle. The woman forgot the child’s car seat and let a friend hold the child in her lap while a
14-year-old, unlicensed, uninsured driver drove the vehicle. The car slammed into an oncoming
pickup truck and rolled over, killing the boy. The woman pleaded guilty to negligent homicide
charges and was sentenced to a deferred three-year prison sentence and is required to attend...
As noted above, the number of licensed vaccines and the strategies for their best use change constantly as new products, new indications, and new information become available. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regularly amends immunization recommendations to reflect the evolution of vaccines and vaccination policy in the United States.
To deal with the lack of reported information, we propose a novel approach to obtain
the exposure contained in the net position in interest-rate derivatives. We specify a state
space model of a bank’s derivatives trading strategy. We then use Bayesian methods to
estimate the bank’s strategy using the joint distribution of interest rates, bank fair and
notional values as well as bid-ask spreads. Intuitively, the identiﬁcation of the bank’s
strategy relies on whether the net position (per dollar notional) gains or loses in value
over time, together with the history of rates.
The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) authorized the development of several new types of
health plans for the elderly. The new Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are of particular relevance to the disabled
elderly population. MMA allowed for three types of Special Need Plans, one aimed at residents of SNFs, a
second aimed at dual Medicare and Medicaid eligible individuals, and a third aimed at patients with one or
more chronic disease problems. To date, most SNPs have targeted the dually eligible but all three could be
relevant to health centers serving the disabled elderly.
Despite the flurry of media and political attention to air quality-induced illnesses and deaths, the
question still remains as to what will be the future air quality in Ontario and what are the health
consequences. Are more aggressive measures required to reduce the risk of poor air quality for
human health? What benefits would be realized now and in the future from improved air quality?
These are examples of pertinent environmental policy questions for which sound answers are
needed. This need has been recognized for many years by the OMA.
In addition to retained earnings or proﬁ ts, ﬁ rms can access investment capital from a number of
other sources: banks; the sharemarket; private equity; the venture capital market; and informal
capital markets. Improving ﬁ nancial development in these markets can stimulate economic
growth. The Milken Institute’s Capital Access Index evaluates the ability of business to access
capital across all sources. New Zealand is ranked 15th in the OECD on this index, at the OECD
mean and below countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, and
Historians, scientists, and researchers have been fascinated by the diaphragm for many
centuries. Homer first described Trojan War battle wounds with reference to the diaphragm
in the 9th century B.C. From 500-430 B.C., Empedocles of Agrigentum was one of the first
people to study the physiology of respiration. In this early period of medical knowledge,
however, the purpose of the diaphragm bewildered scientists. Hippocrates observed the
diaphragm’s inherent fragility and thinness that caused it to throb at any instance of
unexpected joy or sorrow.
In addition, it is important to demonstrate the sustaina-
bility and cultural acceptability of a given intervention.
Documenting these impacts will help generate the evidence
to convince policy-makers and donors at all levels that
household energy interventions work in reducing one of
the major global threats to children's and women's health.
In 2005, WHO organized a series of 5-day training
workshops as a step towards building regional capacity in
the area of household energy and indoor air pollution
A ﬁnal design criteria was that the API should be cor-
rect, in that events should only be reported if they are
applicable. Consider the case where a packet arrives on
a socket, in turn generating an event. However, before
the application is notiﬁed of this pending event, it per-
forms a close() on the socket. Since the socket is no
longer open, the event should not be delivered to the ap-
plication, as it is no longer relevant.
Looking ahead, those surveyed expect the lead director to delve further into shareholder
and governance issues, be more involved in risk management, drive succession planning
to ensure the process produces top leaders, and strengthen the independence of the board.
On the horizon also are issues related to how the lead director’s role will change if compa-
nies alter their organizational structure. At the surveyed companies, 67 percent still have a
combined position of board chairman-CEO despite increasing pressures from stakeholders
and regulators to split these functions.
Research into gluten sensitivity has never been more popular nor more exciting. With
regard to gluten sensitivity we are in a period of great change occasioned by the
application of new methods to identify gluten sequences as T‐cell antigens, the study
of genetic and mollecular pathophysiology, the use of immunohistocytochemical and
mRNA probing response to gluten and the research of future therapeutic options.
To this end, we appeal to "citizens" groups, to non governmental organizations, to educational
institutions, and to the scientific community. They have all played indispensable roles in the
creation of public awareness and political change in the past. They will play a crucial part in
putting the world onto sustainable development paths, in laying the groundwork for Our
The process that produced this unanimous report proven that it is possible to join forces, to
identify common goals, and to agree on common action.
Discovering the distinction between Roles (local restrictions on properties), and Properties (annotations to a specific
class) was another important step. At this point in the development, we were forced to make a choice in which
species of OWL to use. Developers attached properties that are not inherited to concepts. If the translator directly
attached Properties to classes, the ontology would be in OWL Full. For computational benefits, we decided to work
in OWL Lite, and thus owl:AnnotationProperties were used.
For other conversions, these...
Many recent institutional reforms of the financial system have relied on the introduction of an
explicit scheme of Deposit Insurance. This instrument aims at two main targets, contributing to
systemic stability and protecting depositors. However it may also affect the interest rate spread in
the banking system, which can be viewed as an indicator of market power in this financial segment.
This paper provides an empirical investigation of the effect of deposit insurance and other
institutional and economic variables on bank interest rates across countries.
Wireless Communications Principles and Practice - Chapter 3: The Cellular Concept System Design Fundamentals presents The Cellular Concept, Frequency reuse, Effect of cluster size N, Channel Assignment Strategies, Handoffs – the basics.
The present assessment showed that traditional herbal
medicine has flourished in rural areas where modern
medicine is parsimoniously accessed as a result of the
high cost and long travel time to health center. More-
over inadequate modern medical resources/facilities and
government subsidies also made traditional herbal medi-
cine pertinent in Nepal. It is estimated that there is one
physician for every 20,000 people whereas there is more
than one healer for every 100 people in Nepal [41,42].
Treatment of stock acquisition rights at the time of reorganization
If the Company conducts a merger (only when the Company no longer exists due
to the merger), acquisition and split, new establishment and split, equity swap, or
stock transfer (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Reorganization Acts”), it
shall deliver stock acquisition rights of joint stock companies indicated in Article
236-1-8-(a) to (e) of the Companies Act (hereinafter referred to as the “Companies
Subject to Reorganization”) to those qualified for receiving stock acquisition rights
which are ou...
Support to help parents or carers develop their parenting skills. This may
involve providing information or offering small, group-based programmes
run by community nurses (such as school nurses and health visitors) or
other appropriately trained health or education practitioners. In addition, all
parents should be given details of the school’s policies on promoting social
and emotional wellbeing and preventing mental health problems.