The problem of “Protecting Intellectual Property” ranks as the 67 most severe problem
for small-business owners, five positions lower than in 2008 where it ranked 62nd
. Just under 5
percent find it to be a critical problem compared to 34 percent who do not find it a problem
at all. Small businesses invent and improve on processes and products to enhance productivity
and market share.
Ageing can generally be described as the process of growing old and is an intricate
part of the life cycle. Basically it is a multi-dimensional process and affects almost every
aspect of human life. Introduction to the study of human ageing have typically emphasized
changes in demography focusing on the ‘ageing of population’- a trend, which has
characterized industrial societies throughout the twentieth century but in recent decades, has
become a worldwide phenomenon.
The maturity decision will reﬂect your view of the direction of short-
term interest rates over the coming weeks or months. You’ll want a longer
average maturity or duration when interest rates are falling and a shorter
one when they’re rising. A working knowledge of economics will help you
sort through the market drivers that determine the direction of interest rates.
Once you’ve made the maturity decision, determining the optimal mix
among U.S. Treasuries, agencies, commercial paper, CDs, and repos is still
in front of you.
The definition of car-sharing presented here and the quality standards and requirements
discussed can provide guidelines both for the establishment of car-sharing administered by
oneself and for the purchase of car-sharing services. To ensure that the car-sharing being
established is effective, it is important to bear in mind what distinguishes such a scheme from
traditional car-rental services, namely the ready access to vehicles, in terms of where these are
placed and how keys are managed, and of its being possible to book cars for short periods of
In response to climate change, many countries are likely to invest in even more infrastructure
for coastal defenses and flood control to reduce the vulnerability of human settlements to
climate change. Increased water shortages will increase demand for new irrigation facilities and
new reservoirs. Similarly, natural ecosystems can reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and
extreme climatic events and complement, or substitute for, more expensive infrastructure
investments to protect coastal and riverine settlements.
The size and value effects have been studied by financial economists for years. As
indicated above, researchers who first discovered the effects considered them
inefficiencies. One explanation is offered by behavioral finance economists. Investors
overemphasize their own skill, especially when it comes to their ability to predict the
future earnings growth of individual companies.
Plain x-ray plays a limited role in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma. Abdominal
radiographs are usually unnecessary. X-rays of the chest and pelvis are often obtained to
evaluate for concurrent thoracic or pelvic injuries. Abnormal chest x-ray findings of
pneumothorax and rib fractures are associated with intraabdominal injuries and are
indications for abdominal imaging if a mechanism for multisystem trauma is present.
Common findings include free abdominal air (pneumoperitoneum), pneumothorax, and
North Korea has stated it intends to build a large enrichment plant this decade, and there is no reason to
doubt its intentions. To succeed, North Korea will likely need to overcome several technical challenges.
North Korea could also face additional difficulties in completing the plant as a result of actions by the
United Nations Security Council and the broader international community.
The most effective way to end the threats posed by North Korea’s centrifuge program is through
negotiations, even though that route currently looks difficult.
Poverty and social inequalities in childhood have profound effects on
the health of children, and their impact on health continues to reverberate
throughout the life course into late adulthood. Globally and historically,
poverty has been the major determinant of child and adult health1
in rich nations such as the UK, it remains a major cause of ill health with
huge public health consequences.
The staff’s investigation of the 9/11 plot built on the extensive investigations conducted
by the U.S. government, particularly the FBI. The government thoroughly examined the
plot’s financial transactions, and the Commission staff had neither the need nor the
resources to duplicate that work. Rather, the staff independently assessed the earlier
investigation. We had access to the actual evidence of the plotters’ financial transactions,
including U.S. and foreign bank account statements, fund transfer records, and other
The true picture of alcohol consumption is often shrouded in myths and assumptions.
A statistical presentation and mapping of the level and patterns of global, regional and
country alcohol consumption by adults 15 years and older provides a sound basis for
the analysis of problems related to alcohol. For this purpose, total adult consumption,
unrecorded consumption, consumption in different World Bank income groups, and most
consumed beverages in terms of litres of pure alcohol are examined and presented.
They found that AAV5 and 7-syn-GFP resulted in the highest percentage of
nigral dopaminergic neurons transduction, where AAV7 showed the highest efficiency
in transducing the nigrostriatal projection pathway. Accordingly, they conclude that
AAV7-syn-GFP is the most suitable SN gene delivery vehicle in mice. In the eleventh
chapter, Okada et al. developed a new method of producing AAV vectors. They
applied these AAV vectors in muscle transduction for the treatment of Duchenne
muscular dystrophy (DMD). In chapter twelve, Sunico et al.
Why are lower levels of drinking recommended for women than for men?
Because women are at greater risk than men for developing alcohol-
related problems. Alcohol passes through the digestive tract and is dispersed
in the water in the body. The more water available, the more diluted the
alcohol. As a rule, men weigh more than women, and, pound for pound,
women have less water in their bodies than men. Therefore, a woman’s brain
and other organs are exposed to more alcohol and to more of the toxic
byproducts that result when the body...
As a milk trader, you are aware that no other food
gets spoilt more easily than milk. Just as people like
milk for its nutritive value, bacteria that cause milk
spoilage also do. This guide is designed to help you
learn how to reduce the losses caused by spoilage to
allow you to increase your profits. The guide has been
put together with the participation of a pilot group of
small-scale raw milk traders in various parts of Kenya
to ensure that the material and methods suggested
are relevant, simple and practical, thus making them
directly applicable within your circumstances.
Porogen leaching is one of the most common methods used for preparation of scaffolds with
controlled porosity. The particulate leaching method is totally based upon the dispersion of
porogen (salt, sugar and wax) either in liquid particulates or powdered materials (Hou et al.,
2003; Lee et al., 2004, Nazarov et al., 2004 Vepari & Kaplan, 2007) by the process of
evaporation, cross linking or other reaction liquid may be solidified. These porogens act as
place holder for pore and interconnection of the pores in the actual scaffolds fabrication
The National Institute of Public Health, whose research workers have experience with the
implementation of health promotion programmes in different communities, has the necessary means
to provide schools participating in the network with professional and organizational assistance (e.g.
access to information, educational activities and supervision in all major steps of the
As a healthcare software executive and public policy expert, Justin Barnes manages Greenway’s
Strategy, Marketing, Corporate Development and Government Affairs departments. With a
background in healthcare information technology (HIT), corporate operations and legislative
policy, Barnes is responsible for building and executing Greenway’s corporate strategy, industry
and government relations.
Drive diversity. Homogeneous systems are less resi lient than diversified ones. For example, in 2007, a virus
killed millions of farmed Chilean salmon. The fish had been farmed at high density, treated with similar antibiotics
and subjected to similar preventive measures. They were, therefore, all vulnerable to a single threat. Applying
this lesson, financial institutions could encourage diverse and contrarian approaches towards modelling risk
and selecting business strategies. Competitive forces would make this difficult to achieve at an institutional level.
Web 2.0 is here. Internet users are not only finding information on the Internet; they are also creating and
uploading content. What will be the impact on colleges and universities as more digitally savvy students,
those who are accustomed to Web 2.0's two-way information exchange, enter their halls? Beginning with an
exploration of the meaning and application of Web 2.0, this article considers how Net Generation students
with Web 2.0 expectations will reshape institutions of higher education.
What is Web 2.0? If Web 1.0 was a read-only medium, Web 2.0 is a read/write medium.
Land clearing is expected to be done mechanically, the technique being similar to that
at present used by CAMDEV for rubber. Trees are pushed over, raked into windrows
and burnt. On the Boa Plain an effective burn wil l be essential to facilitate drain
excavation. This may be difficul t with the heavy rainfalls and short dry season. The
timing of the clearing operations wil l be important. Felling one dry season and wind-
rowing and burning the next may help, as may the use of flame-throwing equipment
and fans to ignite the windrowed debris properly. Some pre-clearing drainage may also...