The U.S. trade deficit, especially with China, spurs heated policy debates and occasional
rallying cries to “Buy American.” Heightened debate initially began with the passage of the
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and continues in most attempts to imple-
ment subsequent free trade agreements. However, the problem of “Competition from Im-
ported Products” continues to be a low priority issue for most small-business owners as it
ranks near the bottom at 68th
, two positions lower than in 2008. This problem though varies
greatly in importance by industry.
Unrecorded alcohol refers to alcohol that is not taxed and is outside the usual system of
governmental control, because it is produced, distributed and sold outside formal channels.
Unrecorded alcohol consumption in a country includes consumption of homemade or
informally produced alcohol (legal or illegal), smuggled alcohol, alcohol intended for industrial
or medical uses, alcohol obtained through cross-border shopping (which is recorded in a
different jurisdiction), as well as consumption of alcohol by tourists.
The story of India is one of growth, gains and
gaps. With an economy that is going from
strength to strength, benefiting from the
demographic dividend of a young and growing
workforce, this largest democracy of the world
is also home to the largest number of children
in the world.
With this growth come real gains for India’s
children and women.
Encourage participants to discuss the differences between the original phrase
and the fi nal one. Ask participants to examine how misunderstandings occur
through gossip and the spreading of rumors. Suggest a positive behavior or
action in order to deal with rumors (i.e. try to talk with the person who is
spreading the rumor; talk to friend about how you are feeling; if the rumor
involves someone else, discuss it with that person; keep yourself grounded by
remembering it is just a rumor and will probably fade from people’s memory
and become less important to people)....
Ageing of the population is a major phenomenon in the present day
world as a result of the changing demographic transition. Though the phenomenon has a
universal character, it occurs in various countries at different point of time. The ageing is a
phenomenon already occurred in the developed countries in the latter half of the twentieth
century. The similar situation is emerging in the developing countries in the recent periods.
Although the proportion of elderly in the years 60 and above is considered to be relatively low
in the case of the developing countries such as India and...
Open car-sharing organizations in Sweden today have some 2000 members and have about
200 cars at their disposal. It has been estimated that approximately 870,000 households could
be incorporated into such organizations. If large-scale use of car-sharing is to be achieved
during the next 10 years, encompassing say 10 % of the potential, the systematic recruitment
of members to existing pools, particularly in large cities, will be needed.
Stroke involves cerebral infarction and hemorrhaging and is associated with very high
mortality. Previous reports have indicated that ischemic stimulation such as the
reoxygenation that occurs after hypoxia produces a large quantity of reactive oxygen species
(ROS) that strongly induces neuronal death in vivo and in vitro (Negishi et al., 2001). Indeed,
this is considered to be the factor that most strongly induces cell death in cerebral ischemia.
In recent years, apoptosis has been suggested to be the mechanism responsible for ischemic
neuronal death in animal stroke models (Tagami et al.
A mutual fund is a type of investment fund. An
investment fund is a collection of investments,
such as stocks, bonds or other funds. Unlike
most other types of investment funds, mutual
funds are “open-ended,” which means as
more people invest, the fund issues new units
A mutual fund typically focuses on specific
types of investments. For example, a fund may
invest mainly in government bonds, stocks
from large companies or stocks from certain
countries. Some funds may invest in a mix of
stocks and bonds, or other mutual funds....
The author also points out the exiting
problems and obstacles in this field. In chapter seven, Adams et al. discuss how
adenoviral vectors interact with human immune cells, particularly how adenoviral vectors interact with professional antigen presenting cells, namely dendritic cells.
Chapter eight reviews the properties of the immune response induced by adenoviral
vaccines and the mechanisms which control the quality of T cell response generated
during such vaccination. Holst et al.
Whilst it is illustrative to focus on each component of financial literacy in turn, it is also valuable to
consider how they combine. We have done this in several ways. First, a simple table showing the
proportion of the population achieving high scores on each component illustrates important variations
(Table 4). In 8 of the countries surveyed, a larger proportion of the population achieved a high knowledge
score than a high behaviour score; indicating that levels of financial literacy in these countries are higher in
terms of knowledge than behaviour.
The workshop "Stratification biomarkers in personalised medicine" that was held at the European
Commission in Brussels on 10th
June 2010 brought together experts from different fields
and perspectives in order to stimulate an open discussion about the evolution of this rapidly
expanding area, in which biomarkers are used to adapt therapies to the characteristics of patient
Our intention was to identify as many areas of school life as possible in order to take them out of
the realm of the hidden curriculum and make them parts of the health promotion programme. What
takes place without being noticed may become a source of serious risk that may neglect or even
impair health. The identified parts of the structure called school are seen as ones that can be
influenced within the health promoting schools model programme.
The recent financial crisis exposed many weaknesses in risk management in financial services. Issues around
incentives, governance and culture at many market participants have been well documented and need no further
discussion. However, the trouble ran deeper than that: reading any account of the last years’ events that brought
the financial sector to the brink of collapse, it is obvious that many of the actors ‘flew blind,’ with neither adequate
information nor preparation.
Unlike ozone, which has a specific chemical composition, airborne particles vary in size
and composition depending on time and location. Although the components of particles
may have common sources, the types and amounts of particles collected at any one
time and location may be unique.
To add to the problem, gaseous pollutants including ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen
dioxide and carbon monoxide often are present in the atmosphere at the same time as
The high tech bubble was in°ated by myths of astronomical Internet tra±c growth rates. Yet although these
myths were false, Internet tra±c was increasing very rapidly, close to doubling each year since 1997. Moreover,
it continues growing close to this rate. This rapid growth re°ects a poorly understood combination of many
feedback loops operating on di®erent time scales. Evidence about past and current growth rates and their
sources is presented, together with speculations about the future.
Le Cameroun couvre une superficie d'environ 470 000 km et comptait, en 1976, une
population de 7,66 millions de personnes, dont 602 515 dans la Province du sud ouest.
II existe de grandes étendues de forêts tropicales, des gisements d'huile (en cours
d'exploitation), du gaz naturel, de la bauxite et du minerai de fer, ainsi que d'autres
mineraux en quantites moins importantes; il existe egalement un potentiel considerable
dans le domaine de la production d'énergie hydro-électrique — déja exploité pour ...
Funny turns and chest pain – funny turns are an unusual presentation for
cardiac disease in children, much more commonly associated with simple
faints, or neurological disease such as epilepsy. Sudden collapse may be due to
arrhythmias, and collapse with exercise is a very worrying sign in a child with
significant left ventricular outflow tract obstruction such as aortic stenosis.
Most chest pain in children is due to musculoskeletal problems, especially in
older children. Coronary artery abnormalities, and hence chest pain due to
angina, is rare.
This is an exciting time to help lead the healthcare information technology industry. We
have the opportunity to create the most efficient healthcare system for this country and
while this is a daunting challenge, it is certainly achievable. However, as we continue to
move towards 2014, we want to take the prudent and fiscally responsible steps so that our
healthcare vision will transform into a national reality. Speaking on behalf of the private
sector, we are ready as an industry to answer the call to work in partnership with
Congress and federal agencies in making these goals and...
Legislative actions in the early 1980s were designed to aid the S&L industry but in
fact increased the eventual cost of the crisis. The two principal laws passed were the De-
pository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980 (DIDMCA) and the
GarnSt Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982 (GarnSt Germain).
23 DIDMCA re-
duced net worth requirements and GarnSt Germain wrote capital forbearance into law.