Synthesis has a central role in the development of Science especially in Chemistry.
The strategies adopted in synthesis of molecules and materials have undergone
considerable changes in recent times and it was felt that it may be necessary to
assess and assimilate information on this topic in a single place. Though, no
originality is claimed to the contents on this topic, the very fact that the available
information on this topic is available in one place itself is considered to be a major
Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) have recently received a great deal of attention as a
promising cost-effective solution to provide coverage and broadband wireless
connectivity for mobile users to get access to different IP applications and services.
The factor that has helped WMNs become attractive is the wide application prospects
from the wireless community, home and enterprise networking.
The governments of Finland and Korea both have demonstrated during past downturns that
bold innovation policy initiatives can accelerate structural changes which face high obstacles in
normal times (Box 1). Such initiatives require proper framework conditions and a coherent crisis
Anti-crisis policy measures can provide built-in incentives to innovate
Clearly, innovation will be one of the keys to emerging from the downturn and putting countries
back on a path to sustainable – and smarter – growth.
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.
This paper discusses the application of a previously reported theory of explanation rhetoric (Maybury, 1988b) to the task of explaining constraint violations in a hybrid rule/frame based system for resource allocation (Dawson et al, 1987). This research illustrates how discourse strategies of explanation, textual connectives, and additional justification knowledge can be applied to enhance the cohesiveness, structure, and clarity of knowledge based system explanations.
Chapter 7: Process strategy. Upon completion of this lesson, the successful participant will be able to: Describe four production processes, compute crossover points for different processes, use the tools of process analysis, describe customer interaction in process design, identify recent advances in production technology, discuss the four R's of sustainability.
A WHO survey related to the Global Reproductive Health Strategy (World Health Assembly Resolution 55.12) assessed
the implementation of magnesium sulfate as well. In about 85 percent of the surveyed 58 countries, magnesium sulfate
was available for use.
Recent work in Question Answering has focused on web-based systems that extract answers using simple lexicosyntactic patterns. We present an alternative strategy in which patterns are used to extract highly precise relational information offline, creating a data repository that is used to efficiently answer questions. We evaluate our strategy on a challenging subset of questions, i.e. “Who is …” questions, against a state of the art web-based Question Answering system.
Stock Investing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, has been an honor for me to
write. I’m grateful that I can share my thoughts, information, and experience
with such a large and devoted group of readers.
Although the stock market has served millions of investors for nearly a century,
recent years have shown me that a great investing vehicle such as
stocks can be easily misunderstood, misused, and even abused.
We would like to thank all our colleagues and friends at Ashridge for their
support while writing this book. The following people who have all
actively contributed to the content of our book deserve a special mention:
Eddie Blass, Judy Curd, Karen Moyle, Angelita Orbea, Nigel Melville,
Tony Cram, Richard Olivier and Richard Bamsey for the graphics, and all
participants on the Influencing Skills Programmes we have run in recent
years. Thanks especially to those whose interesting quotes we have used
in this book...
This book presents a critical review of various chromatography techniques for a
limited number of processes. Most techniques are illustrated by examples.
The processes described are necessarily limited to those which appear to the authors to
have the greatest validity and practical use. Wherever possible, we have included
recommendations delineating the best techniques for analyzing each sample.
Recommended techniques are often illustrated by detailed examples.
This book sheds lights on recent advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering with special emphasis on soil liquefaction, soil-structure interaction, seismic safety of dams and underground monuments, mitigation strategies against landslide and fire whirlwind resulting from earthquakes and vibration of a layered rotating plant and Bryan's effect.
Recently, reflecting the growing needs of young people who intend to become more
competent in the English language and plan to go abroad for study and work, not only
universities but also more high schools in Japan have started to conduct preparation courses
for English proficiency tests such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), in addition to ordinary English
Ischemic heart disease continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in
both developed and developing countries, and remains one of the most important
public health problems. The continuous rise in the prevalence of disorders such as
obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension is driving the ever-increasing
number of incidences of ischemic heart disease.
o other branch of digestive surgery has undergone the profound changes that have
taken place in hepatic surgery in recent years, especially as a result of the application
of functional segmental liver anatomy and intraoperative ultrasound in resective
surgery. At the same time, the extraordinary progresses achieved in medical oncology
together with the close cooperation between surgeons and oncologists has led to
a watershed in this field of medicine, especially with respect to colorectal liver
Finance is all about the systems, institutions and
instruments involved in the transfer of funds between
individuals, businesses and governments. This includes
vital, short-run decisions such as cash management and
credit policy, which affect the survival of an organisation,
as well as long-term decisions such as investment in plant
and equipment, fund-raising, and mergers and takeovers,
which determine the wealth of stakeholders.
Your studies in finance can lead to career opportunities
and also provide useful personal money management
Risk/return summary information in interactive format requires a standard list of
tags. These tags are similar to definitions in an ordinary dictionary, and they cover a
variety of concepts that can be read and understood by software applications. For the
risk/return summary, a mutual fund will use the most recent list of tags for risk/return
summary information released by XBRL U.S.
Although nothing can replace the need for you to acquire
firsthand experience, if you begin your telemarketing efforts
equipped with the right knowledge and strategies, your chances
for success increase exponentially. Sure, telemarketing can be
challenging and time-consuming, but, with practice, you’ll learn
to enjoy acquiring the skills and experience you need to close
sale after sale using the telephone!
There was a need to bring
this information together in a single volume, as much of the key recent developments
have been dispersed throughout the biomedical literature, largely in specialized
journals. Since, as in the past, important developments in immunosuppressive
therapy in one branch of medicine (i.e. transplantation) are likely to benefit another
The applications of underwater vehicles have shown a dramatic increase in recent years,
such as, mines clearing operation, feature tracking, cable or pipeline tracking and deep
ocean exploration. According to different applications, the mechanical and electrical
configuration and shape of an underwater vehicle are different. For instance, manipulators
are necessary when doing mines clearing operation or some other tasks which need to deal