The regional effects on agricultural income follow from price and quantity impacts on the
input and output side. The bottom line in terms of agricultural income is crucially determined
by the impacts on revenues from raw milk and meats and related impacts on non fodder items.
While fodder activities are important for a detailed analysis, no significant effect on income
can be observed since revenues and costs tend to cancel each other.
For progress to be maintained in a clinical field like sleep medicine, unimpeded,
unrestricted access to data and the advances in clinical practice should be available.
The reason this book is exciting is that it breaks down the barriers to dissemination of
information. Researchers at the forefront of areas that have limited funding can find it
difficult to get data from randomised, double-blind, (placebo-controlled), crossover or
parallel group studies, etc., and so may be limited to the lowest level of scientific
research, i.e. single case, or restricted observational series....
To our knowledge, the only study on Breslow index determination using DRS was carried
out on phantoms as a preliminary study prior to a clinical trial. Two-layer phantoms
mimicking dermis (6.3 mm thick) for the bottom layer and melanoma (2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 mm)
for the upper layer were made of gelatine as a solid 3D-matrix, intralipids for the scattering
properties and coffee for the absorbing properties of melanoma.
Be sides pro vid ing food, the driv ing force be-
hind in creased live stock pro duc tion, live stock have
other valu able uses. Live stock re main the most im-
por tant if not the sole form of non hu man power
avail able to poor farm ers in much of the de vel op ing
world. The poor, in par ticu lar, use fer til izer from
live stock op era tions, es pe cially when ris ing pe tro-
leum prices make chemi cal fer til iz ers un af ford able.
Live stock also store value and pro vide in sur...
Unlike natural disasters, where any disruption to business service provision is likely to be
hardware-related, disruption to business operation in the event of a pandemic is
anticipated to be mainly human-resource oriented. Individual employers must consider
their workforces and their particular circumstances. However, most should plan for up to
50% staff absences for periods of about two weeks at the height of a severe pandemic
wave, and lower levels of staff absence for a few weeks either side of the peak. Overall,
a pandemic wave may last about 8 weeks.
With the great voyages in the fifteenth century it became necessary to evaluate the damage
caused by the potential loss of ships. Emerges then the term risk, with connotations similar
to what is meant today, but the understanding of its causes was related to accidents and,
therefore, impossible to predict. The development of classical probability theory, in the midseventeenth
century, to solve problems related to gambling, allowed the start of the process
of quantifying the risks, but the causes were still credited to chance....
If you have been divorced, your former wife or husband
who is age 60 or older (50-59 if disabled) can get benefits
if your marriage lasted at least 10 years. Your former
spouse, however, does not have to meet the age or length-
of-marriage rule if he or she is caring for his/her child who
is younger than age 16 or who is disabled and also entitled
based on your work. The child must be your former spouse’s
natural or legally adopted child.
Benefits paid to you as a surviving divorced spouse who
meets the age or disability requirement as a widow...
other populations of older adults (e.g. individuals with Parkinson disease or other ailments or
people in assisted living arrangements) may be more difficult to study,we chose a population
of healthy high-functioning individuals for our first attempt to study decision making in the
Each subject completed an individually administered interview, involving a written questionnaire
and several interactive tasks. On average, subjects of both populations took 50 min
to complete the interview. For all areas of the investigation involving monetary rewards,
real cash was used.
In popular discourse, academic research and trade association awareness campaigns,
the consumer of counterfeit goods is frequently constructed as ‘other’.
and policy they are represented as outside accepted everyday experience either as part
of a criminal or technological underworld, terrorist organisation, or as socially
isolated, morally corrupt or part of a subversive subculture.
At the start of the survey, the word engagement was deﬁned as “your atten-
tion to/interaction with each ﬁlm.” The term engagement was chosen because it
signiﬁed the degree of student interest involved, and the ultimate goal of this
demonstration was to determine strategies to increase students’ overall interest
in silent ﬁlms.
Recent introduction of PSA into the health check up program in Japan resulted in a marked
increase of patients with early stage prostate cancer. These patients were treated until now
by open or laparoscopic prostatectomy, irradiation therapy including external beam
irradiation and brachytherapy, hormonal therapy, watchful waiting and high intensity
Looking only at the availability of elevators may not fully illustrate the accessibility of a unit. A
unit located on the tenth floor of a multi-story building without a working elevator is less
accessible than a unit located on the third floor of the same building. We, therefore, extended
the analysis by controlling for the number of floors from the main entrance to the apartment.
Data, presented in parentheses, indicate that the majority of people live in multi-family buildings
with no more than five stories.
The previous WHO guidelines were established for 15 minutes to protect
against short-term peak exposures that might occur from, for example, an un-
vented stove; for 1 hour to protect against excess exposure from, for example,
faulty appliances; and for 8 hours (which is relevant to occupational exposures
and has been used as an averaging time for ambient exposures). We do not rec-
ommend changing the existing guidelines.
However, chronic carbon monoxide exposure appears different from acute
exposure in several important respects.
Over the past several years, the automobile industry has been in a period of dramatic turbu-
lence. There have been large movements in gasoline prices, taking retail prices to their highest
real values ever (Energy Information Administration, Short Term Energy Outlook, January
2007). The Ford F150 pickup fell from its longstanding position as the highest selling car in
the U.S. in favor of the Honda Civic (Automotive News, June 5, 2008), while GM lost its
position to Toyota as the worldwide leader in new car sales (Barron's, January 21, 2009).
Most fundamentally, the term Hollywood refers to three interrelated
aspects of American cinema: the industrial, the institutional, and the
formal-aesthetic. As an industry, Hollywood is a vast, integrated com-
mercial enterprise with specific business practices and standard operat-
ing procedures geared primarily to producing and distributing
feature-length films (“Hollywood movies”).
xSelecting jobs for board members based on their expertise.
The executive director makes suggestions to the board chair
about which board member would be appropriate for a
specific job because of his/her skills, abilities, knowledge,
and interests (for example, who is good at public speaking,
who has the historical perspective, who is good at looking to
the future). The executive director respects what each board
member brings to the table, and each board member respects
the executive director’s ability to capitalize on those strengths.
Abnormal profits (or the lack thereof) for mutual funds in the stock market have been studied
extensively in the literature (see e.g. Jensen (1968, 1969), Brown and Goetzmann (1995), Gruber
(1996), Carhart (1997)). The common theme that emerges from these studies is that true riskadjusted
abnormal profits are rare in stock portfolios held by mutual funds, and when found, such
profits lack persistence.
The participants generally preferred to use and recommend materials that are in the public
domain and not subject to copyright, and most of the organizations they represent want their
information to reach the public unhindered. Materials produced by or funded by the Federal
and most state and local government generally can’t be copyrighted and are in the public
domain. Increasingly, such materials are posted on the Internet. In addition, a participant stated
that if an agency is producing something with outside support, they should be required to make
it freely available.
In many ways, local authorities are well placed to pursue measures which improve air
quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For example, policies designed to
reduce the impact that transport has on air quality by tackling congestion and
encouraging a shift to public transport, walking and cycling should also reduce carbon
dioxide emissions. Measures to improve energy efficiency and cut energy demand
should also reduce air pollutants that are produced during electricity generation.
Discipline- or Demographic-Specific Groups
Focus on how your organization can connect its artistic product with an audience most likely to
appreciate and value the work. Identify a group/groups of people that would particularly enjoy or
appreciate your organization's artistic product. For example, a group may be looking for a specific artistic
experience, seeking out "innovative presentations of cultural dramas" or "modern dance from around the