Major health problems in Myanmar, which are most likely to be exacerbated by this crisis, relate
predominantly to communicable diseases (malaria, dengue, measles) and malnutrition, especially in
children. As of 2003, 40% of children under five were assessed as being stunted, indicating chronic
malnutrition and 10% as being wasted (acute malnutrition) (UNICEF). Major causes of death are usually
due to malaria, respiratory and diarrhoeal diseases.
Mass media still accounts for the bulk of ad spending: television (44.1 percent),
magazines (21.1 percent), newspapers (17.2 percent), radio (7.0 percent), and outdoor
(2.6 percent). The internet accounts for 8 percent. Internet advertising has grown each
year, while allocations to other media categories have consistently declined. The
internet accounts for 20 percent of consumer media consumption. Given the current
allocation of 8 percent of ad spending, continued growth in online advertising is
practically a certainty.
Online advertising (Web 1.
People who pursue careers in Internal Medicine are drawn to
the specialty by a love of patients, mechanisms, discovery,
education, and therapeutics. We love hearing the stories told
to us by our patients, linking signs and symptoms to pathophysiology,
solving the diagnostic dilemmas, and proposing
strategies to prevent and treat illness. It is not surprising
given these tendencies that internists prefer to continue their
life-long learning through problem solving.
This book is offered as a companion to the remarkable
17th edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.
Water contamination weakens or destroys natural
ecosystems that support human health, food production,
and biodiversity. Studies have estimated that the value of
ecosystem services is double the gross national product of
the global economy, and the role of freshwater ecosystems
in purifying water and assimilating wastes has been
valued at US$ 400 billion (2008$) (Costanza et al. 1997).
Freshwater ecosystems are among the most degraded on
the planet, and have suffered proportionately greater species
and habitat losses than terrestrial or marine ecosystems
(Revenga et al. 2000).
First, the concentrated
decision rights within the firms allow them to operate in greater secrecy. A politician may
desire more secrecy in order to maintain a reputation of integrity. The firms also prefer
operating in secret in order to discourage entry by competitors. Second, compared to a
hired manager in a widely held firm, a controlling owner is more secure in his position in
the firm and thus has more credibility on which to trade favors with the government.
It may seem something of a truism to describe an element as unique, but hydrogen is certainly one of the more unusual elements in the periodic table. It is the lightest element and consists of only a proton and an electron and is thus the only element not to contain a neutron in its main isotope (1H). In its stable molecular form (H2), it is also the least dense and the most abundant in the universe. Perhaps surprisingly, given that its low density results in gaseous hydrogen being almost nonexistent in the Earth’s lower atmosphere, it is also the...
The objective of the first part of the questionnaire was to gather information on the relative
importance of different types of forest goods and services in the EU Member States. The respondents
were asked to rank the relative importance of forest goods and services (from 1 – not important; to 5
– very important), according to their own perceptions about the total benefits forest goods and
services provide to the society.
The aim of the second part (Part B) of the questionnaire was to produce an overview of financing
mechanisms used in the EU-27. For this purpose, the respondents...
This book accomplishes two goals. First, it provides an in-depth description
of budgetary politics and policy-making in state budget offices. The data
rendered in these chapters fills a significant gap in our understanding of state
budget processes, and how budgeting and policy-making are linked in state
budget offices. Except for a few important attempts in the early 1960s, very
little is written about state budget office activities, which is surprising given
their crucial position at the nexus of budgeting and policy-making in many
This paper reviews these issues and discusses policies that can help further develop India’s
debt market. Section II highlights and compares market development and outlook to emerging
East Asian economies. Sections III and IV summarize salient characteristics, reforms and
obstacles. Section V discusses the development and prospects for India’s securitization market.
Section VI looks at the main market participants and the depth of the pool of available investors,
arguably the most significant factor in market development. Section VII tackles policy issues.
Today's absolute imperative is to tackle the economic crisis and put the EU back on the road
to sustainable growth. This is the number one task for this generation of Europeans. It calls
for a Europe able to compete in the global economy, reshaped to seize the opportunities of the
future. It requires the stable macroeconomic environment which true economic and monetary
union can bring. It needs a step change in the economy, to release the many strengths Europe
can bring to bear in tomorrow's economy of high innovation and high skills.
Technically speaking, digital projection does not radically change classic film projection even though the
mechanical projector head has been replaced by a digital head, the film spool by a hard disk drive and
the platter system by a server. We have already paid utmost attention to these points in order to ensure
that the projection quality practically remains the same. Of course, the picture is not visible on its
photosensitive carrier anymore: It is from now on quantified...
Excluded from the deﬁ nition of “swap dealer” are
entities entering into swaps for their own account and
“not as part of a regular business.”16 Accordingly, it is
likely that many private funds would be excluded from
the deﬁ nition, in the same way that private funds are
generally considered to be “traders” and not “dealers”
under Section 3(a)(5) of the Exchange Act because they
buy and sell securities for their own account and not as
part of a regular business. Additionally, a person or entity
that engages in a de minimis quantity of swap dealing is
Smart-home technology may give the nursing personnel security in that they will be warned
when dangers occur in other parts of the house. The result is that the nursing personnel can
concentrate entirely on one person at a time. More time may in this way be spent on human
care, instead of control routines. Altered routines lead to less stress and less exhaustion for
nurses. This will in the long run have a positive effect on the occupiers.
Elderly people often have objections to ICT. Ignorance is often a decisive reason. Information
and knowledge about ICT will be important in...
These capital requirements were notable because, for
the first time, regulatory minimum capital requirements could
be based on the output of banks’ internal risk measurement
models. The market risk capital requirements thus stood in
sharp contrast to previous regulatory capital regimes, which
were based on broad, uniform regulatory measures of risk
If the initial target is set as a result of competitive tendering, then the
employer may feel some assurance that he is obtaining ‘value for money’. But
if the target is negotiated or later has to be varied, then the employer may feel
that the contractor’s knowledge of his intended methods and costs may
enable him to add a margin in the target estimate to safeguard his position.
This means that it is improbable that the target cost will ever be lower than the
contractor’s privately estimated bottom line price....
We insure your car for its agreed value. Your car’s agreed value is set by Just
Car at the commencement of your policy and it’s almost always adjusted at the
beginning of each subsequent period of cover. It is shown on the most recent of
your insurance schedule and renewal notice and it does not change during the
period of cover.
The agreed value includes GST and is the most we will pay for your car , less
any excess(es) and any other deductions this policy explains, for accidental loss
or damage covered by this policy occurring during the period...
The universal UDF SAS_JOB represents a complex multi-step process that calls into all the SAS In-Database
subsystems that can reside in the DBMS: formats (TKFORMAT subsystem), data transformation and model scoring
(TKFUNCTIONS and TSPL subsystems), and analytics (TKSCIENCE subsystem).
Both SAS clients and DBMS clients can use the integrated SAS servers. A SAS client communicates directly with the SAS
servers deployed on the DBMS head node. The SAS client can execute SAS jobs inside the DBMS by sending commands
to the SAS servers that are running on the DBMS head nodes.
Often we mathematicians are inarticulate when challenged to explain
why mathematics is such a critical aspect of K - 12 education today. We
know it is, but are so involved in the subject that we have not looked at
the broader perspective of the way in which mathematics actually interacts
with today’s society. So what follows are some observations that may well
be useful in this regard.
The number of scientific journals is vast and is growing steadily, which means that there
are plenty of publishing opportunities. The fundamental reason behind the growing
number of journals is the increasing number of researchers globally. Quite often you can
hear researchers complaining that there are no scientific journals for their specific narrow
research field. Most often this is not true. Journals exist for wide and varying topical fields.
Should you find it difficult to find a suitable one, try considering potential applications for
The fact that the shortfall figures have been rising over the past twenty years indicates that the
mutual fund industry's market impact problems are becoming increasingly severe. This is not
surprising, given the rapid growth in the size of mutual funds and an increase in the rates of their
In any event, it appears that the combination of reported expenses and market impact costs, on
average, now consumes the mutual fund investor's capital at a...