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.
The Wisconsin Family Health Survey (FHS) collects information about health insurance coverage, health
status, health problems and use of health care services among Wisconsin residents. This survey began in
1989 and has been conducted annually since then. This report is based on responses collected in 2008,
the same year that the BadgerCare Plus health insurance program was implemented (February 2008).
The survey results presented in this report are representative of Wisconsin household residents, who
constitute approximately 97 percent of all persons residing in the state.
How and when such theoretical uncertainty will translate into actual market movements will
depend on market dynamics. Because of extreme monetary ease, short-term interest rates
have been close to zero for some time and markets expect policy rates to remain low. The
yield curve is quite steep yet long-term interest rates are very low by historical standards.
Graph 4 shows that the US dollar term spread has been around 250–350 basis points since
Academics and students are committed to making a significant contribution to international
knowledge and enhancing Dublin’s role as Ireland’s global gate-way.
Civic engagement and interaction with industry are emphasised both in the curriculum and in the
overall student experience. Collaboration with industry and professional bodies is embedded in
many DIT programmes and is integral to how DIT continues to adapt to the ever-quickening pace of
The artist’s means of achieving much with little in his sculpture first
involves the execution of a small-scale maquette usually made of
polyurethane. When completed, this model appears to have been
formed simply from an attenuated bar that has been twisted, bent,
stretched, curved, coiled, or knotted according to the sculptor’s whim.
From the miniature working model of Upstart 2, Meadmore executed a
reduced version, measuring twenty-five and a half inches high, in an
edition of four strikes.
The monumental version at Princeton is made of Cor-Ten steel.
The concept of aesthetic labour is partly seen from the perspective of ethics. There may
be strictly applied selection criteria for the recruitment and selection of new employees. For an
appointments panel such a situation could cause conflict between organisational requirements
and personal private views on what is moral or fair.
The ethical problem concerns the Human Resource manager, who wishes to appoint
someone, but who needs professional reasons for appointing a less attractive person.
In the Arab Region, digital migration is still in its very early years, but nevertheless
is being driven by the high proportion of young demographic in many Arab
countries. With 55% of the Arab Region population under the age of 252
segment is expected to drive the growth of digital media. Since international
players have been experimenting with online content and business models for
some time, the Arab Region now has the opportunity to learn from the mistakes
and successes of the European, North American and Asian media markets to
really drive growth....
The International Institute for Sustainable Development contributes
to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations
on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate
change and energy, measurement and assessment, and sustainable
natural resources management. Through the Internet, we report on
international negotiations and share knowledge gained through
collaborative projects with global partners, resulting in more rigorous
research, capacity building in developing countries and better
dialogue between North and South.
In 2011, the Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland published a report that began to quantify the
burden of disease from industries using a single site, beginning the process of measuring health impacts.
This report revisits that process but goes a step further. Using additional data the 2012 report estimates the
total health impact from toxic industrial pollutants in 49 countries in the developing world, extrapolating
health impacts to provide a better understanding of the true scope of the issue.
Although the main consideration of policy must be the reduction in pollution at
source, there has been an increasing recognition that the biosphere is an important
sink for many pollutants, with plant canopies being considered more effective than
other land uses. Thus, the biosphere provides benefits additional to those associated
directly with their aesthetic and wildlife characteristics. Plants facilitate the uptake,
transport and assimilation or decomposition of many gaseous and particulate
Ozone is a gas that is composed of three oxygen atoms (O3). It is created by the oxides in
the air’s nitrogen reaction with volatile organic compounds (VOC). Normally we think
of ozone being higher in the atmosphere, also known as “good” ozone. However, when
the conditions are right, ozone can occur at ground level, which is known as “bad” ozone.
Sunlight and hot weather cause “bad” ozone in harmful concentrations. Thus in the
summertime, urban areas have to be concerned about the amount of “bad” ozone. Why do
you think urban areas are more...
Data granularity: The data within a P2P system can be accessible at many degrees of granularity. At the atomic
granularity level, data consists of a collection of indivisible objects, e.g., complete MP3 ﬁles. For data placement at
this level, we have to either place an entire object at a peer, or not at all; this is the semantics currently supported by
today’s P2P systems. At the hierarchical granularity level, sets of objects can be grouped into larger objects, thus
The inverse relationship between coupon rate and price sensitivity results from the distribution of
cash flows. Compared to a lower coupon bond, more of the total cash flow of a high coupon
security will come from interest payments. Interest payments are received throughout the life of
the bond, which means that, relative to a lower coupon bond, a higher coupon bond will have a
higher proportion of its cash flow returned sooner. The earlier the cash flow occurs, the less
price sensitive its cash flow is.
As discussed above, longer maturity cash...
The headline regulatory ratios for the four major Australian banks are lower than for other
countries (Figures 8 and 9). However, differences in regulatory rules relating to the calculation
of required capital suggest that different jurisdictions’ capital ratios should be interpreted with
caution. In particular, the risk weighted assets numbers are not directly comparable across
While everyone clamors for the most recent data, this is usually not the most in-depth. The Bureau
of Labor Statistics produces BED with only a six- to nine-month lag, so this would be the data
source of choice for recent data. But BED has little industry or geographic coverage. If data are
needed for geographic areas or industries, SUSB fills this void, but at a cost of a two- to three-year
BED and SUSB differ on a few fronts. BED is quarterly and SUSB is annual, so BED tracks a firm
over shorter time intervals...
The survey was conducted in two phases. In the ﬁrst phase, the survey
covered the basic population information and community environment of the
sample units, whereas the second involved the knowledge, attitude and practices
of women of childbearing age in regards to childbirth, contraception and repro-
ductive health, their demands for family planning and services related to daily
life and production. In the ﬁrst phase of the survey, a probability proportional
sampling method was adopted to sort out 1041 sample units in 337 counties/
cities/districts across the country.
As the global community continues to scale up health interventions for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB),
malaria, and other priority areas, it is essential to understand the state of the health systems in which
these services are being delivered. Good health systems should deliver effective, safe, quality health
services to those in need with as much efficiency as possible within local country settings.
Strengthening Uganda‟s health system requires an understanding of its unique strengths and weaknesses.
An analysis of the tasks to be performed at a workstation will
indicate the equipment required, which may include reference
manuals, files, writing materials in addition to the computer, a
telephone, a calculator and printer. The arrangement of these items
may be planned on a scale drawing, or the actual items can be set
up on a prototype workstation. It is likely that a single desk will
not provide sufficient space, and a return will also be necessary.
The depth of some desks may also prove insufficient. At this stage
Events are continuously generated and consumed by clients within the system. Clients have
intermittent connection semantics. Clients can be present in the system for a certain duration
and be disconnected later on. Clients reconnect at a later time and receive events, which they
were supposed to receive in their past incarnations as well as events that they are supposed
to receive during their present incarnation. Clients issue/create events while in disconnected
mode, these events would be held in a local queue to be released to the system during a
Non-pro rata earning approaches are generally more complex and involve more estimation than
pro rata approaches. As such, the accounting rules may allow the more simplistic pro rata
methods to be used where the impact is not material to the financial statements.
Earning of deposits, other adjustments
There may be multiple possible approaches for earning items such as deposits, interim audits
and other such premium components.