Established in 1995, the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) is a state-led, national
coalition of personnel from the environmental regulatory agencies of some 40 states and the District
of Columbia; three federal agencies; tribes; and public and industry stakeholders. The organization is
devoted to reducing barriers to, and speeding interstate deployment of, better, more cost-effective,
innovative environmental techniques.
Compost Tea: A basic product used to build soil structure, add to the organic matter content of the soil and helps
hold valuable nutrients in the soil. This tea is made from the leachate of compost and may be the best foliar feeding
tool of all. It is not only an effective foliar fertilizer, it has powerful insect ñ and disease ñ control properties. The
humic materials and microorganisms in compost tea are effective on many pests. German researchers studied the
effects of compost tea, but gardeners have known its beneficial properties for years.
The mass media proclaimed the above as the new millennium began. Acad-
emics and professionals have been holding conferences about it for a while
now. Designers themselves have insisted on it all along. But what, exactly,
does that statement mean? A proliferation of hip hotels and award-winning
potato peelers do not an era make.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is an international, non-profit trade association dedicated
to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture.
The Alliance was founded in 1997 with 59 members in the Americas, Europe and Asia. It now
comprises 1100 members in 70 countries and has become the most prominent industry
organization representing the global aquaculture business (www.gaalliance.org).
Supported and approved by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Technical Working Group on Education in Fraud and Forensic Accounting (TWG) is a diverse group of content area experts: professionals working across the broad spectrum of activities that constitute fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, investigation, and remediation (hereinafter "fraud") and forensic accounting.
A banking entity may invest in or sponsor a covered
fund if (i) the banking entity is not directly or indirectly
controlled by a U.S. banking entity;
53 (ii) the banking en-
tity is a “foreign banking organization,” or, if not a foreign
banking organization, meets at least two of the following
tests: (a) total non-U.S. assets exceed total U.S. assets;
(b) total non-U.S. revenues exceed total U.S. revenues;
and (c) total non-U.S. income exceeds total U.S. income;
(iii) no ownership interests in the covered fund are of-
fered or sold to a U.S.
It has been a privilege to watch the growth of RNA interference technology over
the last ten years. Starting with a mixture of curiosity and chagrin, the field has
grown into a substantial enterprise which impacts (and utilizes resources from)
virtually every field of biomedical research. Research in RNAi derives from a set of
apparently unconnected observations: strange pigment patterns in plants, unexpected
failures and successes in antisense and overexpression studies, small regulatory
RNAs in bacteria.
A banking entity may generally organize or offer a
covered fund if, among other things, it (i) owns not more
than 3% of the total ownership interests in any single
fund within one year after establishment;
46 and (ii) invests
an aggregate amount not exceeding 3% of the banking
entity’s Tier 1 capital (i.e., the bank’s regulatory capital)
in covered funds as a whole.
47 There is an exception to
the 3% rule to allow the banking entity to make a seed
investment in a fund (in which case it can own 100% of
48 provided that within one year of...
THE PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS CONSERVATION BOARD Was
created in 1938. Its responsibilities have since been expanded to all
types of energy resources, and it is now known as the Energy Resources
Conservation Board (ERCB). The occasion of the organization's
fiftieth anniversary caused many of us to think about the
significant role that the Board has played in the development of the
province's energy industry.
Zimbabwe continues to be among the least competitive economies in the World. According to the World Bank 2011―Doing Business Survey‖ Zimbabwe ranked 157 out of 183 countries in the world, a move up of two positions compared with the 2009 report. Its ranking however is still well below those of neighboring countries such as South Africa (34), Namibia (69), and Botswana (52) (Figure 2).
Addressing diet and physical activity in the workplace has the potential
to improve the health status of workers; contribute to a positive and
caring image of the company; improve staff morale; reduce staff
turnover and absenteeism; enhance productivity; and reduce sick leave,
health plan costs and workers' compensation and disability payments.
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành hóa học dành cho các bạn yêu hóa học tham khảo đề tài: IL-2 as a therapeutic target for the restoration of Foxp3+ regulatory T cell function in organ-specific autoimmunity: implications in pathophysiology and translation to human disease
RNomics is a newly emerging sub-discipline of genomics that categorically
studies the structure, function and processes of non-coding ribo nucleic acids in
a cell. MicroRNomics is a sub-field of RNomics that describes the biogenesis and
mechanisms of tiny RNA regulators, and their involvement in the processes of
development, differentiation, cell proliferation, cell death, chromosomal segregation
and metabolism. The discovery of microRNAs in species ranging from
Caenorhabditis elegans (C.
In the wake of the 20-year anniversary of Earth Day in 1990 and the Gulf War shortly
thereafter, environmental issues and renewable energy enjoyed renewed interest. Several
states enacted new tax credits and began new loan and grant programs. In the late 1990s,
states continued to take the lead in developing programs, policies, and incentives to promote
the use of renewable energy, in part as a result of electric utility restructuring.
Despite attempts to secure harrnonisation of accounting practice, significant variations in
accounting rules and practice continue to arise in European countries, variations which give
rise to compliance costs for multinational companies.
Firstly, this paper considers the relevance of international accounting harmonisation for
European business. It then proceeds to examine accounting regulation in three countries:
Spain, Sweden and Austria, highlighting the key regulatory issues of the 'true and fair' view
requirement and the link between taxation and accounting.
New structures for water management have been put in place in many countries. Usually these have been influenced
by the need for integrated approaches to water management and consist of national (and state where relevant)
coordinating and regulatory structures, basin management and local water user structures. There are variations
according to local circumstances but usually they have been used to decentralise decision-making and to give more
voice to stakeholders (see Box 3.3).
All research should be conducted to the highest levels of integrity, including
appropriate research design and frameworks, to ensure that findings are robust
and defensible. Researchers should also adhere to the highest level of research
ethics, in line with requirements set out by national and international regulatory
bodies, professional and regulatory research guidance and research ethics
frameworks issued in appropriate areas.
It has been demonstrated that most heavy metals that are in the fuels or raw materials
used in cement kilns are effectively incorporated into the clinker, or contained by
standard emissions control devices (WBCSD 2002; European Commission (EC) 2004;
Vallet January 26, 2007). A study using the EPA’s toxicity characteristic leaching
procedure to test the mobility of heavy metals in clinker when exposed to acidic
conditions found that only cadmium (Cd) could be detected in the environment, and at
levels below regulatory standards (5 ppm) (Shih 2005).
The second edition of Safety Evaluation of Medical Devices continues to focus
on the objective of the first edition—to serve as a single-volume practical guide
for those who are responsible for or concerned with ensuring safety in the use
and manufacture of medical devices. It benefits from recognition of the limitations
and shortcomings of the previous edition, and also reflects the changes in
regulations, science, and the marketplace.
The Act requires the SEC to share any Private Fund Information filed with, or provided to it under the
Advisers Act, with the Oversight Council and other federal departments, agencies or self-regulatory
organizations. The SEC may not withhold any Private Fund Information from Congress, and must
comply with any proper requests for Private Fund Information made by other U.S. federal
departments, agencies, or self-regulatory organizations.