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  • Diverse human-produced organic chemicals can enter surface and groundwater through human activities, including pesticide use and industrial processes, and as breakdown products of other chemicals (Carr and Neary 2008). Many of these pollutants, including pesticides and other non-metallic toxins, are used globally, persist in the environment, and can be transported long ranges to regions where they have never been produced (UNEP 2009).

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  • Green space may also have an impact on communities’ resilience and wellbeing. A series of studies in deprived, urban areas in the US showed that presence of green spaces contributed to an increased ability for the poorest, single-parent mothers to cope with major life issues xix , reductions in crime, and in aggression indicators. xx A further study showed reduced admissions for mental illness associated with increasing access to green space. xxi Contact with nature was linked to fewer clinic visits in prisoners.

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  • The biologic phenotype underlying chronic periodontitis, including the biofilm and the host response, tend to vary among individuals despite a similar clinical diagnostic category (Offenbacher et al. 2007). Consequently, disease screening should ideally be based on clinical determinations and the biologic phenotype (Page and Kornman 1997). Other associated factors include environmental exposures, as well as differences in genetic and possibly epigenetic composition (Page and Kornman 1997).

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  • Defining the various tasks required of GDHit was essential before any visual brainstorming was approached. These tasks, once defined, helped clarify perceptions of layout and functionality. The main function of the timeline is to search content chronologically (span a set number of years), filter content (through the classification of various categories), read content (the most important single function of the timeline) and filter contextually rather than linearly (by filtering content through the Tags).

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  • In recent years, earthquake damage caused by the massive earthquake that happened in many countries. For example, more than 250,000 people have been killed by the earthquake Haiti January 2010. In addition, more than 15,000 people have been killed by the Japanese Tohoku The earthquake and Japan Tohoku coast was devastated by a large tidal wave March 2011.

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  • Technological advances in cases are included in the equipment around us every day, our life is safer, hand in hand with economic advantage and ecology. This book collects original research related to composite materials, their properties and tested from different perspectives. Programs are divided into five groups according to their main purpose: the material properties, natural resources, manufacturing, Experimental and model.

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  • Students presented an original copy of their IELTS Test (Academic module) results obtained after 1 July 2007 (when half band scores were introduced for Speaking and Writing) and before 26 May 2009. These results are referred to in this report as Test 1 scores. The students undertook a second IELTS Test for the study on 10 July 2010. For most of the students, this was immediately preceding the final semester of their undergraduate program. For a few, it was at the end of their final semester. The results of this test are referred to in this report as Test...

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  • Thus, it remedies soil degradation, desertification, and deforestation. Jatropha is native of tropical America, but now flourish in many parts of the tropics and sub-tropics in Africa/Asia. Various parts of the plant are of medicinal(both human and veterinary purposes) value for instance, and are under intensive scientific investigation. The oil is a strong purgative, widely employed as an antiseptic for cough, skin diseases, and a pain reliever from rheumatism. Jatropha latex can heal wounds and also has antimicrobial properties (Openshaw, 2000).

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  • Teaching language as an activity is important especially where learners lack the expected writing proficiency. In Andhra Pradesh, it has been observed that many ESL learners at class IX level, especially those from regional medium schools do not have the required writing proficiency. This could be because of several factors such as inadequate writing practice in the classroom, poor vocabulary, examination oriented writing, teacher- dictated writing, lack of exposure to English, lack of a homogenous English speaking community, limited reading habits and so on.

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  • In the next block processing features to detect a particular event in the case external devices, or to identify, study, and signal the brain to recognize patterns, will be used as input for the following blocks that translate to control command of the external device. Last but not least important, is the block set effects supervision Operative mode of BCI devices under the supervision of users, this is if the device is active in on-line / Off linemode, or if it ismodifying its internal parameters in the learning phase in order to regulate the activity of users....

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  • o maintain the ability to chew with one's own teeth over as much of one's life as possible, all people should receive regular check-ups by a dentist once or twice yearly, even if they have no symptoms such as pain or swelling. Finally, a book describing in detail the oral care system presented in this pamphlet was published by Ishiyaku Shuppan in the summer of 2004. In addition, a videotape showing in detail the oral care system was published by Chuohoki Shuppan in 2003. Please refer to it for more detailed information. ...

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  • National mining associations have developed and dis- seminating charters or voluntary codes of practice to improve the level of environmental management. An example of this is the Australian Mining Industry Code for Environmental Management developed by the Minerals Council of Australia (see Appendix C). This voluntary code has been widely adopted by min- ing companies within Australia. These are required to publish public environmental reports to demonstrate progress on the implementation of the code's princi- ples.

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  • The combination of methods proved to be valuable because each method had weaknesses: the literature search did not cover all countries; the questionnaire survey did not provide the same amount or quality of information for all countries; and the limited resources did not allow for expert interviews in all countries. Each method provided certain information that was not available from the other sources. Limitations exist for the direct comparison of single countries because of the limited number of interviews and respondents to the survey.

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  • The first is the widely held view that mathematics is, somehow, innate11. Pre-service teachers will often indicate that they do not see the need to learn the material being covered because, when the time comes that they actually need it, they will be able to dredge it up.

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  • The broad aim of this research is to strengthen the link between the social and environmental sciences, and to foster a change in observed practices by stimulating a dialogue among those involved in the industry, thereby contributing to sustainable development of the local economy. Our scientific aim is to combine a systematic study of the dynamics of the firms involved in the Jepara industrial complex with a quantitative analysis of flows among them, and between them and markets elsewhere. In this report, we summarise the main features of this complex.

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  • The objective of waste water treatment is to prevent large quantities of substances to reach and impact the environment in high doses and concentrations. Areas of high population densitiy naturally are areas were production of sewage sludge is high (see Figure 1-1). Presently about 8 million t of sewage sludges (MAGOAROU 2000) are produced each year in the EU member states (Table 1-1). Its high content of organic materials, of nitrogen and phosphorous suggest their use as soil conditioner and fertilizer in agriculture.

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  • The current problem with the human system of resource use and residual disposal is that it is wildly out of equilibrium. Competition among humans is such that we slaughter thousands of our own species annually on the roads in our haste to get somewhere faster; we let millions of babies die every year for want of clean water and a modest diet; we deliberately kill more millions of people in war, often to secure access to dwindling resources. In the last fifty years we have become more aware that our patho- logical drive for 'more' has poisoned the land, the water and the air.

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  • The decline in the economy, particularly in the second half of 2008, likely contributed to smaller gains in participants relative to previous years and a number of programs reported losses in the total number of participants. Perhaps surprisingly, nonresidential participant growth was on par with 2007; while the reason for this increase is unclear, one possible explanation could be heightened interest in renewable energy issues in an election year in which renewables and climate change were a focus.

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  • One of the most fundamental Dodd-Frank changes affecting private funds is the elimination of the “private advisers” exemption from registration with the SEC as an investment adviser (also known as the “15-client” exemp- tion). In its place, Dodd-Frank created several new, but less comprehensive, exemptions, with the result that most U.S.

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  • FinCEN agrees that both the insurance regulators and industry will benefit from a more industry-specific format for reporting suspicious activity. Currently, insurance industry SARs are being filed on the SAR-SF, which was designed for the Securities and Futures industry. The Suspicious Activity Report by Insurance Companies No- tice and Request for Comment was published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2005.

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