Oxidative functions of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs), which play
a deciding role in the phagocytosis process, are stimulated by extracellular
matrix proteins such as type I collagen. Previous studies have demonstrated
the involvement of a DGGRYY sequence located within the a1 chain
C-terminal telopeptide in type I collagen-induced PMN activation, but so
far the mechanism has not been completely elucidated.
In addition to affecting air quality and natural environmental degradation, transportation
can also play a key role in the degradation of urban environments. The delays and frustrations
caused by urban traffic congestion can reduce human productivity and quality of life, thus
possibly reducing the potential gross domestic or gross regional product. The noise produced by
various types of motor vehicles, as well as the excessive use of horns–a fact of life in cities in
many developing countries–raises the level of ambient noise, increases stress and reduces the
quality of life.
Experience idea "Using and managing role play in classroom" is to give the students an opportunity to work with others in determining how an individual or group might behave in response to a particular situation. Role playing is often used primarily to promote classroom discussion. The use of role playing as a cooperative learning model also includes class discussion as a vital step, but in this approach the entire class is involved in preparing and presenting role plays through group activity.
A fundamental step in sentence comprehension involves assigning semantic roles to sentence constituents. To accomplish this, the listener must parse the sentence, ﬁnd constituents that are candidate arguments, and assign semantic roles to those constituents. Each step depends on prior lexical and syntactic knowledge. Where do children learning their ﬁrst languages begin in solving this problem? In this paper we focus on the parsing and argumentidentiﬁcation steps that precede Semantic Role Labeling (SRL) training.
Large scale annotated corpora are prerequisite to developing high-performance semantic role labeling systems. Unfortunately, such corpora are expensive to produce, limited in size, and may not be representative. Our work aims to reduce the annotation effort involved in creating resources for semantic role labeling via semi-supervised learning. Our algorithm augments a small number of manually labeled instances with unlabeled examples whose roles are inferred automatically via annotation projection. We formulate the projection task as a generalization of the linear assignment problem....
Generally speaking, Operations Management is an area of business concerned with the pro‐
duction of goods and services. It involves the responsibility of ensuring that business opera‐
tions are efficient in terms of using as few resources as needed, and effective in terms of
meeting customer requirements. It is concerned with managing the process that converts
inputs (in the forms of materials, labour, and energy) into outputs (in the ...
.Advance Praise for Pricing, Risk, and Performance Measurement in Practice
“The book represents a fresh and innovative departure from ‘traditional’ approaches to modelling of securities data. Subsequently, it also presents much more flexible ways to analyze and process the data. Even if you are not involved with re-architecting an organization’s master data handling, there are numerous ideas, principles, and nuggets that make it a worthwhile read.” –Dr.
This ASTRA network paper examines barriers to accessing reproductive health services and
supplies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The paper finds that reproductive health is not
prioritised in government policies: they lack a commitment to recognise reproductive health
supplies as an important component of public health and human rights and there is no adequate
legislation and policy in this area. Condoms are widely available, but their cost is often high,
especially for young people.
This research indicates that all professionals involved in the planning, delivery and funding
of services need to acknowledge the range of problems and issues experienced by those
living in exile. By taking a wide perspective of mental health needs, providers can plan
intervention, which takes account of the multitude of practical, social, cultural, economic
and legal difficulties, which can act as contributing factors to the long-term mental health of
refugees and asylum seekers.
In March 1997 the Bank started conducting daily money market operations in gilt repo. Since this
date we have used GC repo data to estimate the short end of the nominal yield curve, and so the
short end of the nominal curve is provided down to very short maturities after this date. No
corresponding instrument is available to help model the short end of the real yield curve.
Starting from the in situ quality of waterbodies themselves and working backwards to address
threats to quality sounds like simple common sense. It is, but it is not how one would describe
the current regulatory system. The focus of the current system is on specific numeric discharge
limits applied to a precisely defined universe of pollution sources. The quality of surface waters
themselves is a binding regulatory issue only if quality is adequately monitored and if point
sources are found to be the source of the problem.
Effluent taxes could play an important role in...
The purpose of this book is to help human resource professionals
and their clients become more savvy consumers of coaching services.
With the wide array of coaching services now available in the
marketplace, HR professionals need information to allow them to
sort through options, ask discerning questions, and understand what
constitutes successful coaching engagements.
A clustering of the disease among close
relatives has also been shown, although there is no consensus on which inheritable
genetic defects are involved. In spite of extensive research, reliable findings on risk factors
relating to lifestyle, diet or the environment remain elusive. Possible lifestyle risk factors
are high intakes of α-linolenic acid (a polyunsaturated fatty acid in vegetables and dairy
products) and calcium.
An Entrepreneurship and Small Business BBS from Massey
will provide a thorough understanding of this innovative
business sector and equip you with the skills to be a part
Small business operators and entrepreneurs play key
roles in our society. To survive they must constantly ask
questions like, “Do I extend my operations?”, “Do I sell
out?”, “How do I build on past success?”, “How do I
balance home life with my work?”, and “How do I raise
money to finance expansion?”.
The shifting market trends posed a significant challenge to De Beers’ preeminent position. Throughout the
1990s, the company’s inventories increased while its sales remained flat.
To address this issue De Beers chose a transformational strategy: instead of maintaining its long-standing
role as steward of the entire industry, it would become a leader in driving consumer demand.
One of the key elements of that transformation was a program called Supplier of Choice. Launched in 2003,
the program aimed to shift some of the responsibility for marketing to other players in the industry.
What is leader?
Defines the relationships between the manager and employees. It involves directing and coordinating the activities of subordinates.
1.Managers act as an example for other employees to follow.
2.They give commands and directions to subordinates.
3.They make decisions and mobilizes employee support.
As life expectancy continues to rise, one of the
greatest challenges of public health is to improve
the quality of later years of life. The aim of this
present study was to analyze the quality of life
profile of the elderly across different demographic
and socioeconomic factors. A cross-sectional
study was carried out in two stages, involving
1,958 individuals aged 60 years or more. Health
related quality of life (HRQOL) was assessed using
the SF-36 questionnaire.
A final way banks raise funds in the money market is through repurchase agreements (RPs). An RP is a
sale of securities with a simultaneous agreement by the seller to repurchase them at a later date. (For the
lender—that is, the buyer of the securities in such a transaction—the agreement is often called a reverse
RP.) In effect this agreement (when properly executed) is a short-term collateralized loan. Most RPs involve
U.S. government securities or securities issued by government-sponsored enterprises. Banks are active
participants on the borrowing side of the RP market. ...
These health impacts involve about $10 billion in annual economic damages. Loss of life and
pain and suffering account for about $4.1 and $4.8 billion of this total. Annual health care costs
of air pollution are in the order of $600 million; lost productivity accounts for an additional $560
million in annual damages. These economic damages are expected to increase substantially over
the next 20 years.
The ASAP will reduce health and economic damages by about 11% overall, compared to the
status quo. The residual damages (i.e.
Tim undertook the BBS because, “I wanted to focus on
a business career, but was more interested in having a
general degree than narrowing to a specific area of focus.
I focused on Enterprise Development because it
concentrates on the more dynamic aspects of business –
innovation and entrepreneurship – the drivers of growth
and change. This is genuinely interesting and exciting stuff
– getting growth out of a business or new idea – which is
different to the perceptions others might have of business
being a fairly mundane topic to study.