Corticosteroids are often used as an adjunct in the treatment of various forms of tuberculosis (TB) and for the prevention
of complications, such as constrictive pericarditis, hydrocephalus, focal neurological deficits, pleural adhesions, and intestinal
strictures. Notwithstanding, they have been proven in clinical trials to improve the following outcomes only — death or
disability in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seronegative patients with tubercular meningitis and tubercular
A more specialised health care insurance market – private long-term care (LTC) insurance – is
absent or very limited in countries with comprehensive public long-term care benefits, such as in
Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Japan and Luxembourg. In Germany, LTC cover is statutory for every
Geochemical – Geochemical surveys that monitor
the reservoir characteristics have routinely been
used in the oil and gas industry and have been
successfully adopted for use in monitoring carbon
sequestration. Initially, reservoir samples (solids,
liquids, and gases) are collected to establish
a baseline prior to CO2 injection; tests can be
repeated later to monitor CO2 migration (using
tracers), or to assess geochemical changes, as CO2
saturated brine reacts with the reservoir formation.
into forward currency contracts for hedging purposes
which can include the hedging of all or a portion of
the currency exposure of an investment or group of
investments, either directly or indirectly. The Fund
may also enter into these contracts for non-hedging
purposes which can include increasing the exposure
to a foreign currency or to shift exposure to foreign
currency fluctuations from one country to another.
On the political side, mechanisms for the rapid disbursement of project
grants to poor municipalities have an obvious potential for partisan pa-
tronage and for political advantage, particularly during election processes.
This has to be faced. To reduce the improper management of financial
resources, it is critical to adopt transparent and objective selection crite-
ria for projects. Additionally, to ensure long-term support for funds by
international donors, it is important that technical staff are not treated as
political appointees to be changed with each new government....
In many small and shallow aquifers the hydrochemistry does not evolve further. However, the
baseline natural quality of groundwater may vary spatially within the same aquifer if the
mineral assemblages vary, and also evolves with time as the water moves along groundwater
flow lines. If an aquifer dips below a confining layer (Figure 2.5), a sequence of
hydrochemical processes occurs with progressive distance down gradient away from the
outcrop, including precipitation of some solids when relevant ion concentrations reach
saturation levels for a solid mineral phase.
Recognizing that human capital is important means that we also want to protect
it to the extent we can. Although it is not easy to protect the overall level of our
earnings powers, we can financially protect against death, which is the worst-case
scenario. Most of us will want to invest in life insurance, which protects us against
this mortality risk. Thus, our financial portfolio during the accumulation stage of
our lives will typically consist of stocks, bonds, and life insurance.
We face another kind of risk after we retire.
Marketing under the AIFM Directive covers any “direct or indirect offering or placement at the initiative of the AIFM or on behalf of the AIFM of units or shares in an AIF it manages to or with investors domiciled in the EU.” An AIF is defined as a collective investment undertaking, or compartment thereof, which raises capital from a number of investors, with a view to investing it in accordance with a defined investment policy for the benefit of those investors and which is not covered by the UCITS Directive.
The marketing provisions of the Directive do not apply to passive...
The issues related to non-market forest goods and services involve social and economic dimensions.
Unlike market forest goods and services, non-market ones are not traditionally traded and their
value is not defined by the market price. At the same time the access to non-market forest goods and
services is largely unlimited and free in most of the EU Member States. These characteristics of non-
market goods and services, combined with their growing importance and social demands, can lead to
an un-sustainable management of these goods and services. ...
this current publication is dedicated to the work of those who have employed the
methodologies espoused by Caviness. It is meant to address all whose critical methods
have been denigrated, whose contributions, when theoretically grounded, have been
refused for publication, or whose critical insights have been expunged by editors, peer
reviewers, and publishers. For obvious reasons this remains a virtual community, whose
members remain unaware of each other, but it may be cultivated as a conscious epistemic
community whose members seek support from one another.
The analysis by Tirole (2008) of maturity transformation by financial intermediaries such as
pension funds and insurance companies which have (uncertain) long-term liabilities (and
assets of a shorter maturity) carries this Keynesian tradition further. In the presence of
macroeconomic shocks that affect everybody simultaneously, he argues, private sector
assets are not useful. Instead what is needed is an external risk-free store of value such as
Described as a structural/LID hybrid, the Modular Wetland System – Linear is a revolutionary
stormwater treatment system. This treatment system utilizes an innovative combination of
physically passive and natural biological treatment processes, including the use of a breakthrough
filter media, BioMediaGREEN, which acts as a pre-treatment media filter for the enhanced 4th
generation sub-surface flow wetland. These features combined with other various treatment and
flow control technologies has lead to a system that maximizes pollutant removal and minimizes
Services must be configured with the Server Control (SRVCTL) utility identically on all databases
in a Data Guard configuration. In the following examples, a service named oltpworkload is
configured to be active when the database Austin is in the primary role (-l PRIMARY). The
same service is also configured on the standby database Houston so that is started whenever
Houston functions in the primary role.
Similarly, a second service named reports is configured to be started when Austin or
Houston are functioning in the standby database role (-l PHYSICAL_STANDBY).
Abstract—Efficient event delivery in a content-based
publish/subscribe system has been a challenging problem.
Existing group communication solutions, such as IP multicast or
application-level multicast techniques, are not readily applicable
due to the highly heterogeneous communication pattern in such
systems. We first explore the design space of event routing
strategies for content-based publish/subscribe systems.
One of sports coverage’s dominant messages is that the most aggressive
athletes are rewarded. Viewers are continually immersed in images that highlight
and commentary that praises athletes who most successfully employ physical,
aggressive play, as well as toughness.
This message was found most often in NBA games, comprising 40 of the 66 exam-
ples from our sample. For example, on SportsCenter, after having his toughness
called into question, NBA player Brian Grant was awarded redemption by a commen-
tator because he showed that he was “not afraid to take it to Karl Malone.
The initiative that emerged from these discussions within ARL came to be known as the
“Cloud Library” project, because it posited a future in which library collections and services
would be sourced from external providers, reducing local infrastructure and operational
expenditures in a manner analogous to the cloud-sourced business and computing solutions
that now prevail in the commercial and high-tech sectors. Funded by The Andrew W.
Sexual and reproductive rights apply to all individuals regardless of HIV status. Yet more
often than not, the rights of HIV-positive women and adolescent girls are not recognized or
given priority. Gender inequality and some social and cultural practices often tightly restrict
and sometimes control the decisions that women and girls can make regarding their sexual
and reproductive choices.
The chart of accounts, which classifies transactions into individual balance sheet and income statement
accounts is closely related to documents and records. The chart of accounts provides the framework for
gathering the information necessary for management to make effective decisions and for the preparation
of the financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Many epidemiological studies have demonstrated links
between very severe pollution episodes and increased mortality
of infants and others. One of the most famous focused on a
“killer fog” in London, England and found dramatic increases in
cardiopulmonary mortality (Logan and Glasg, 1953). It has been
less clear whether levels of air pollution that are common in the
U.S. today have effects on infant health.
Previous epidemiological research on the effects of moderate
pollution levels on prenatal health suggest negative effects but have
produced inconsistent results.
Shared server processes are utilized in the shared server architecture. Figure 5–8 on
page 5-10 depicts a shared server architecture. With shared server architectures, client
processes ultimately connect to a dispatcher. The PMON process registers the location
and load of the dispatchers with the listener, enabling the listener to forward requests
to the least loaded dispatcher.
A dispatcher can support multiple client connections concurrently. Each client
connection is bound to a virtual circuit.