Over the last few decades the prevalence of studies about probiotics strains has dramatically grown in most regions of the world. Probiotics are specific strains of microorganisms, which when served to human or animals in proper amount, have a beneficial effect, improving health or reducing risk of getting sick and the probiotics are used in production of functional foods and pharmaceutical products.
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) provided daily data on air pollution levels
collected at the nine monitoring stations located throughout the city. Six of these monitors have
been in operation since 1987 and are operated directly by the CPCB. The other three monitors,
added to the monitoring network in 1990, are operated on behalf of the CPCB by the National
Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).
In 2009 and 2010, the 15th anniversaries of the Cairo
and Beijing conferences, respectively, were
commemorated. The year 2010 also marks the 10th
anniversary of the Millennium Summit, from which
emerged the Millennium Development Goals.
Encouragingly, with so much attention focused on these
landmark events, we have seen no wavering of
commitment to the issues they defined. There has been
acknowledgement, however, of how much remains to be
accomplished if the visions inspired by them are
to become actualized.
I came to view the process by which a central bank manages
the interbank rate in a different light a few years ago in a paper
on the zero bound on interest rate policy.
Obviously, at the
zero bound it is no longer possible for a central bank to operate
on the interest opportunity cost spread. The spread is zero.
Nevertheless, a central bank still may be said to manage the
interbank rate when it is zero. Thus, something other than
open market operations and the interest opportunity cost
spread must matter for the implementation of interest rate
HFMD occurs mainly in children under 10 years old, but may also occur in adults too.
Everyone is at risk of infection, but not everyone who is infected becomes ill. Infants,
children, and adolescents are more likely to be susceptible to infection and illness
from these viruses, because they are less likely than adults to have antibodies and be
immune from previous exposures to them. Infection results in immunity to the
specific virus, but a second episode may occur following infection with a different virus
belonging to the enterovirus group. ...
In tuberculosis (Tb), the great inflammatory component causes major injuries that trigger fibroblastic
reaction, fibrosis and chest wall retraction, compromising pulmonary expansion, which translates into a clinically and
functionally moderate restrictive pattern and dyspnea during exercise. This favors lung disability, causing economic and social
dependence upon the nuclear family.
Abstract Aquaculture is one of the fastest developing growth sectors in the world and Asia presently contributes about 90% to the global production. However, disease outbreaks are constraint to aquaculture production thereby affects both economic development of the country and socio-economic status of the local people in many countries of Asia-Paciﬁc region.
The third step involved examining the relationship between Spanish performance at the
end of second grade and English performance at the end of third grade and end of fourth
grade through a series of regression analyses. This technique allowed us to test the
relationships between initial factors (initial reading performance in Spanish) and outcome
factors (performance in English reading at the end of third and fourth grades), controlling
for initial performance on other factors that could influence this relationship.
Evaluating mutual fund performance is a topic of long-standing interest in the academic
literature, but few if any studies have addressed the selection of an optimal portfolio of funds.
Instead of using the historical data to estimate performance measures or produce fund rank-
ings, this study uses the data to explore the mutual-fund investment decision.
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) was developed during the same period as PEM, in the
early 1990’s. PGP was originally designed for securing Internet mail. PGP shares
most technical features, such as digital signatures and public-key based encryption,
with PEM. Like PEMit uses a proprietary, non-MIME-compatible, message format
. However, later MIME-compatible variations have evolved . PGP’s main
diﬀerence from other proposals is its key management system. It does not use
X.509 Certiﬁcates, but rather a proprietary syntax.
Hence, the average age of the air pollution related fatalities is much higher than for victims of fatal
road accidents (30-40 years of age).
Theoretical as well as empirical evidence indicates a decreasing WTP with increasing age, with
reduced remaining life expectancy and with reduced quality of life. For the present study, the
relationship adopted is provided by the latest research of Jones-Lee.
There are several actors involved in the development
of marketing communications and their subsequent
dissemination to the target audience. The key relevant
actors are illustrated in Figure 3. Food manufacturers and
food retailers (and their respective trade associations
and representative bodies) range from large global food
and non-alcoholic beverage producers to small local
vendors and kiosks, including supermarkets and quick-
service restaurant chains.
Interest rate exposure is generally described as the risk of a reduction in a pro-
jected or anticipated measure of net interest income (target measure) resulting
from changes in market interest rates.
Yet from a practical perspective such a
deﬁ nition is somewhat ﬂ awed, as the use of an anticipated (or projected) mea-
sure of net interest income is fraught with risks. Any inappropriate assum ption
in the projection phase will produce an inaccurate target measure and, conse-
quently, result in an inaccurate assessment of interest rate risk.
Es werden zwei verschiedene Prozesse zur Herstellung von Formaldehyd unterschieden.
Einerseits wird die oxidative Dehydrierung von Methanol mit Hilfe von Silberkatalysatoren
und andererseits die Oxidation von Methanol mit Hilfe von Eisenoxid/Molybdänoxid Katalysa-
Am einzigen österreichischen Standort wird die oxidative Dehydrierung verwendet. Die Ka-
pazität dieser Anlage liegt bei 91 000 Tonnen pro Jahr, berechnet als 100 % Formaldehyd.
Im Jahr 1998 wurden 83 600 Tonnen produziert, wofür 102 000 Tonnen Methanol als Roh-
material benötigt wurden.
A slight loss of refrigerant is recognized by ‘bubbles’ in the liquid-indicating
sight glass installed in the liquid line of a system, a loss of performance,
partial frosting of the evaporator and lower than normal operating pressures.
Refrigerant may be added in vapour form to the low side of the system if the
refrigerant is azeotropic such as R502. This means that it reacts as a single
The zeotropic refrigerant blends do not react in a similar manner and they
should be added to a system in liquid form. ...
This report is intended to provide stakeholders — clients,
customers, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), associates and
all those concerned about global climate change — with an update
on our progress toward our goals and commitments. We view it as
a bridge between our most recent Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
report, published in 2009, which includes environmental initiatives
from 2007 and 2008, and a comprehensive Bank of America
corporate social responsibility report planned for 2011, which will
also adhere to the GRI reporting framework.
Every new technology brings with it both excitement and anxiety. No sooner was the Internet upon us in the 1990s than anxiety arose over the ease of accessing pornography and other controversial content. In response, entrepreneurs soon developed filtering products. By the end of the decade, a new industry had emerged to create and market Internet filters.
These filters were highly imprecise. The problem was intrinsic to filtering technology.
Compared with the overall school district population, our survey sample is both whiter
and wealthier, an occurrence similar to previous surveys conducted in these school
districts (Schellenberg, personal communication, 2007).
On 18 August, a military convoy based in
Bossangoa was ambushed by rebels just
east of Markounda in north-central CAR.
The town of Bele is now under the control
of the APRD rebel group. Three soldiers
were seriously injured in the ambush, and
were medi-evacuated to Bangui. The mayor
and most of the villagers have
subsequently sought refuge in Markounda.
On the same day, a drunken soldier
reportedly shot a 17 year old female in
Markounda. The girl is now undergoing
treatment with MSF in the town.
On August 19, four men were killed, and
In this paper, we study the problem of complex event detection
(CED) in a monitoring environment that consists of potentially a large
number of distributed event sources (e.g., hardware sensors or software
receptors). CED is becoming a fundamental capability in many
domains including network and infrastructure security (e.g., denial
of service attacks and intrusion detection ) and phenomenon and
activity tracking (e.g., fire detection, storm detection, tracking suspicious