In some patients ankylosing spondylitis is restricted exclusively to an affection of the sacro-
iliac articulation (sacroiliitis), best shown by MRI, as it causes bone marrow edema and
cartilage changes. X-ray takes a long time to reveal this arthritis, because there only bone
destruction and ankylosis are visible, these are not seen in the early stages of the disease. In
the end sacroiliitis can lead to total destruction and ankylosis of the sacroiliacal joint, then of
course it is clearly visible in x-ray (Figure 3).
transport limitation in larger tissue may also affect survival. Due to the macroscopic size of
tissue-engineered products and its finite thermal conductivity, there may be large thermal
gradients from the surface to the interior of the samples. The presence of a thermal gradient
during cooling and warming phases makes it difficult to choose optimal temperature
change protocols for both surface and interior cells. Moreover, osmotic effects (water
movement from inside-unfrozen cells to outside-frozen cells) during cooling, reduces cell
The modern organic movement began in Europe around the 1920s, when a group of farmers
and consumers sought an alternative to the industrialisation of agriculture. Of key importance
to these farmers and consumers was caring for the soil and natural processes upon which
agriculture depends, including not using inputs such as artificial fertilisers and synthetic
chemicals. A leading figure at the time was the Austrian thinker, Rudolf Steiner, whose ideas
led to a system of cultivation known as biodynamic.
In under-sampling, instead of using all observations of the majority class to train the
model, only a random subset of the majority class is used in addition to the minority class.
Training samples of the majority class are randomly eliminated until the ratio of the
majority and minority classes reach a preset value, usually close to 1. A disadvantage of
under-sampling is that it reduces the data available for training.
During the last decades, global organizations and women’s rights advocates have called on
governments to recognise the multiple determinants of women’s health, and there has been a
growing consensus about the need to integrate and widen health services to respond to a
broad variety of problems affecting them.
This edition of Instruments of the Money Market contains two chapters on subjects that were not included in
the sixth edition: over-the-counter interest rate derivatives and clearing and settling in the money market. All
of the other chapters have been either completely rewritten or thoroughly revised to reflect developments in
All but three of the authors of the chapters in this edition were at the Federal Reserve Bank of
Richmond when they wrote their chapters. Stephen A. Lumpkin is an economist at the Board of Governors
of the Federal Reserve...
Methylation was initially addressed as one of the most primitive mechanisms that
organisms utilize to (a) protect genomic DNA and initiate the host resistance mechanism
towards foreign DNA insertion and subsequently, (b) control gene expression, (Doerfler &
Böhm, 2006). From an evolutionary point of view as well, the catalytic domain in the
structure of the methylation enzymes across all organisms has been preserved to perform
methyl group addition.
The root causes of the alarming health indicators in Afghanistan are poverty and the two
decades of warfare that stalled economic and social progress and led to destruction of
livelihoods and high levels of disability.
Broadly speaking, you can deduct from your turnover all the costs you incur
for the sole purpose of earning business profits. But you cannot deduct costs
which you incur for a non-business purpose, such as your own personal
expenses or drawings. And you cannot deduct capital costs, that is, the cost
of buying fixed assets or intangibles, such as goodwill, which last for several
years (or losses you suffer when you sell them). But you may be able to
claim capital allowances (see page 8) for these capital costs.
Green projects - particularly sustainable energy sources and clean technology - include multiple
technologies, at different stages of maturity, and require different types of financing vehicle. Most pension
funds are more interested in lower risk investments which provide a steady, inflation adjusted income
stream - with green bonds consequently gaining interest as an asset class, particularly - though not only -
with the SRI universe of institutional investors.
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic National
Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy (the
equivalent of its Poverty Reduction Strategy) marks
population issues, including SRH and human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as national priorities,
while acknowledging limited success in previous
reproductive health initiatives. The current draft
for 2011–2015 is targeted towards achieving the
MDGs, and priority directions are less explicit
in terms of reproductive health (see Box 3).
With the automation of cashless payment transactions, the fact that a cheque is a payment instrument
which is payable at sight has proved to be one of its key disadvantages. In other words, cheques must
always be collected and presented in paper-based form. In 1985, the central associations of the
German banking industry and the Deutsche Bundesbank agreed on a paperless cheque collection
procedure (formerly called the BSE Agreement, now part of the Cheque Agreement), while
deliberately waiving the statutory obligation to physically present cheques.
Danny and Heather have asked -- not demanded, asked! -- that I consider publishing books
under a NoDerivs license, so that I can consult with them before I authorize translations
of my books. They want to be able to talk to potential foreign publishers about how this
stuff works, to give me time to talk with them, to ease them into the idea, and to have the
kind of extended conversation that helped me lead Tor into their decision all those years
And I agreed. Free/open culture is something publishers need to be led to, not forced into.
At Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB) we have a student-
centered culture. Our excellent student support, facilities, services
and teaching methodology will help you obtain your goals.
Our campus is located right in the centre of Brussels which is home
to many international businesses as well as the NATO headquar-
ters. It is also the capital of the European Union. Needless to say
that the city is a multicultural and multilingual mix – full of surpris-
Providers should be aware of the relationship between infections that may be already present
and the risk of iatrogenic infection. For example, clients should be checked for endogenous or
sexually transmitted infections before insertions of the IUD to avoid bacteria being pushed into
the uterus. Alternatively, women selecting the IUD should be encouraged to choose a different
form of contraception if they consider themselves at risk of exposure to an STI.
Whether you are soliciting competitive bids or negotiating a sole-source contract, you should
describe your project and your expectations in writing. Use a request for proposals (RFP) to
review the overall purpose of the project, including which sculptures are involved. State who will
supervise the project, what the expected timetable is, and what the proposal deadline is. Outline
the type and extent of insurance the conservator will be expected to carry, and spell hout any
special circumstances the bidders should know about.
But then another side of the issue comes to the fore. The landscapes that we
ordinarily know are not pristine nature, but cultivated landscapes, rural or
pastoral, with their towns and cities. Over the centuries, people have worked
out their geography with multiple kinds of industry and perception, mixing
nature and culture in diverse ways, no doubt some better, some worse. But
who is to say that a science-based appreciation is the only right one?
as seen by science is just the way we Westerners currently 'constitute' our
world—so the phenomenologists may say.
Drawing for animation is not just copying a model onto paper; you could do that better
with a camera. Drawing for animation is translating an action into drawing form so an
audience can retranslate those drawings back into an experience of that action. You don’t
just want to show the audience an action for them to look at it. You want to visualize an
action for them to see – that is, to experience. That way you have them in your grasp,
your power, and then the story can go on and the audience goes on with it, because they...
this document is the result of a collaborative process
between the Health authorities in Somalia and the UN
agencies – UNFPa, WHo and UNiceF, to define the
way ahead for reproductive Health in Somalia. the
process was assisted with finance and support by DFiD
and the ec.
We would like to acknowledge the contributions of the
2 key consultant authors Dr ingvil Sorbye and Dr Bailah