In smaller regions such as the Carpathian Basin (located in Eastern/Central Europe), 50 km
horizontal resolution may still not be appropriate to describe the meso-scale processes (e.g.,
cloud formation and convective precipitation). For this purpose on a national level several
RCMs have been adapted with finer resolution (25 and 10 km). Here, results from two of the
adapted RCMs for Hungary are analyzed, namely, models PRECIS and RegCM.
In this paper, first, data and models from PRUDENCE, PRECIS and RegCM are presented.
Recent DCF analysis highlighted the importance of improved national aid information management systems to better
track effective development cooperation targets, including on gender equality and the empowerment of women, and to
make a wide range of timely and forward-looking information (on disbursements, forecasts, progress on results, and
gender issues) widely available to all stakeholders for accountability purposes.
This research on lightning protection systems for trees was established for the purpose of
developing a better understanding of lightning protection systems specifically designed to be
fitted to trees. Coming from a background in sylviculture my initial concern was to enable
important and intrinsically valuable trees to be protected from damage resulting from lightning
strikes. However it quickly became apparent that the protection of nearby structures and
buildings that might be liable to collateral damage in the event of strike was of equal
Contaminant Transport Modeling
A useful approximation of realty or an intellectual toy?
A contaminant transport model is a work-in-progress hypothesis. Contaminant transport models are useful because they simplify reality for the purpose of predicting outcomes. In environmental litigation, contaminant transport models are used to confirm or challenge the allegation that a contaminant release occurred at a discrete point in time based on the observed presence of a contaminant some distance from the source.
This study examines the relations between earnings informativeness, measured by the
earnings-return relation, and the ownership structure of 977 companies in seven East
Asian economies. Our results are consistent with two complementary explanations. First,
concentrated ownership and the associated pyramidal and cross-holding structures create
agency conflicts between controlling owners and outside investors. Consequently,
controlling owners are perceived to report accounting information for self-interested
purposes, causing the reported earnings to lose credibility to outside investors.
In too many companies, Sales and Marketing
feud like Capulets and Montagues.
Salespeople accuse marketers of being out
of touch with what customers really want
or setting prices too high. Marketers insist
that salespeople focus too myopically on
individual customers and short-term sales
at the expense of longer-term profits.
Result? Poor coordination between the two
teams—which only raises market-entry
costs, lengthens sales cycles, and increases
cost of sales.
Computing the usual productivity measures requires data on the value of
transactions and either prices or quantities. In the final research study of this
volume, Erwin Diewert notes that Canada lacks direct price and quantity measures
for many important services industries. Other nations also have this problem.
As a result, the usual productivity indexes cannot be evaluated properly for
those services industries, nor can we get a complete picture of productivity performance
for the economy as a whole.
The methods for obtaining simultaneously essential oil and shikimic acid from star anise fruit (Illicium verum Hook) were investigated. From obtained results, we chose a simple and effective method for desired purpose. With this method, distillation of essential oil and extraction of shikimic acid were simultaneously carried out in the round bottom flask of the Clevenger apparatus. The yield of essential oil and shikimic acid were 9.5% and 5.6% (r.m), respectively as well as the quality of the products is very good. ...
Chip Firing Games on (directed) graph are widely used in theoretical computer science and many other sciences. In this model, chips are ﬁred from one vertex to all of its neighbors at the same time. The purpose of our paper is to study an extended version of this model, the Conﬂicting Chip Firing Game, by considering that chips can be ﬁred from one vertex to one of its neighbors at each time. Our main results are obtained when the support graph of this game is a rooted tree. we show
Purpose of the study: On the basis of synthesis and clearer interpretation of the relationshipsbetween competition and monopoly, between competition policy and monopoly control one, in which competition and mono
poly control law forms an important part of competition policy. In addition, based on the analysis results and situation assessment as well as reference to experience drawn from some countries in the world, and changes of the global environment;...
Some vehicles that are fraudulently reported as stolen instead may have been traded
for drugs. Stolen cars also are sometimes used in drug trafficking, drive-by shootings
and armed robberies. These cars, often abandoned after they serve their purpose,
help the perpetrator elude authorities, since he has no legal tie to the car involved.
Whichever method you choose, the most important part is not to cut away the supporting panel or flanges that
you will need to weld the new wing to. With the bulk of the old panel removed, any remaining bits of panel or
spot weld studs can be easily ground away with an angle grinder to leave a smooth, clean surface.
With all mounting edges clean, check for damaged\twisted areas caused during the removal operation. Once
you are satisfied with the results, try the new panel in place for fit. Genuine manufacturers’ panels and most
reputable aftermarket panels should be fairly...
Purpose and task of the research: research purpose the study aims to clarify the theoretical and practical foundations of the development and adoption of legal normative documents by State administrative agencies in the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, through which indicates results, limitations and causes of the development of legal normative documents by State administrative agencies in Laos in order to propose solutions to enhance the quality of the development and adoption of legal normative documents by these agencies.
Ensuring that children are healthy and able to learn is an essential part of an effective
education system. As many studies show, education and health are inseparable. A child’s
nutritional status affects cognitive performance and test scores; illness from parasitic
infection results in absence from school, leading to school failure and dropping out (Vince
Whitman et al., 2001). Structures and conditions of the learning environment are as
important to address as individual factors. Water and sanitation conditions at school can
affect girls’ attendance.
Most of the work on treebank-based statistical parsing exclusively uses the WallStreet-Journal part of the Penn treebank for evaluation purposes. Due to the presence of this quasi-standard, the question of to which degree parsing results depend on the properties of treebanks was often ignored. In this paper, we use two similar German treebanks, T¨ Ba-D/Z and NeGra, u and investigate the role that different annotation decisions play for parsing.
In this chapter, you will: Become aware of the primary purposes of a research report, learn how to organize and prepare a research report, learn how to make a personal presentation, understand the effective use and communication of marketing research information, appreciate the role of trust in a researcher-client relationship.
Term paper report: Trade barriers in Viet Nam includes the concept and classification trade barriers; the purpose of the trade barriers; results and solutions trade barriers (the result of the application of trade barriers for the economy, solutions the remaining matter in the application of the tariff barriers).
Establishing screening programmes without effective follow-up to treat those with
precancerous lesions will result in little or no impact on overall cervical cancer mortality
rates. Therefore, regardless of which strategy is selected for screening programmes, special
attention must be given to strengthening referral systems and having well defined links to
higher levels of health care delivery for tracking women with positive screening results.
ST&E is another technique that can be used in identifying IT system vulnerabilities during the risk assessment process. It includes the development and execution of a test plan (e.g., test script, test procedures, and expected test results). The purpose of system security testing is to test the effectiveness of the security controls of an IT system as they have been applied in an operational environment.
Chapter 13 - Analyzing financial statements. After you have read this chapter you should be able to: Explain the purpose and identify the building blocks of analysis, describe standards for comparisons in analysis, summarize and report results of analysis, explain and apply methods of horizontal analysis, describe and apply methods of vertical analysis, define and apply ratio analysis.