Twelve million U.S. teens, or about twothirds
of those online, watched online
video in May 2009. It’s clear that online
video is becoming an important part of
the overall teen viewing experience. Year
over year, the audience grew 10% and
the average number of minutes increased
a stunning 79%: to three hours and six
minutes per month. Torrid growth, yes,
but the average teen still lags behind
viewing of adults 18–24, adults 25–32 and
hemical and industrial
manufacturing processes often require temperature, humid-
ity, and other environmental parameters to remain in a
small, fixed range that varies over time . Should the
temperature fall outside this range, manufacturers risk
costly failures that must be avoided. Thus, they currently
employ a range of wired sensing to avoid such problems
[25,13]. Interestingly, companies in this area (e.g.
What’s inside counts. That statement sums up customer expectations about
wireless service inside offices, homes and public places such as malls, hospitals
and subway stations. Wireless service providers have a vested interest in meeting
those expectations: When consumers and business users are convinced that
indoor coverage is reliable and nearly ubiquitous, they’re far more likely
to believe that their mobile phone can be their only phone. That belief helps
wireless carriers’ bottom lines by increasing average revenue per user (ARPU)....
An analysis of the complex relationship between demographic changes and impacts on the natural-resource base confirms that resource exploitation is occurring not only to meet growing domestic needs but also for other vested interests. Population, together with other major drivers, such as institutions, markets, and technology, will have a very strong bearing on the way in which the rich resources of the Mekong River Basin are developed and distributed in the present and future.
The meeting is a form for agencies and units to discuss, evaluate, summarize content, issues or events under the chairmanship of the leadership.
Meetings are necessary to coordinate individual efforts, collaborate on joint projects, garner support for ideas, solve problems collectively
Meetings are a gathering of two or more persons to collectively accomplish what one person cannot.
It is a basic assumption of finance theory, taught as fact in Business Schools and advocated at the highest level by vested interests, world-wide (governments, financial institutions, corporate spin doctors, the press, media and financial web-sites) that stock markets represent a profitable long-term investment. Throughout the twentieth century, historical evidence also reveals that over any five to seven year period security prices invariably rose.
Fossil fuel combustion for transportation contributes to air pollution, and air pollution
degrades human health. However, the path from transportation to human health costs is anything
but straightforward. Which pollutants are produced in which proportions depend on a number of
factors, including the vehicle and fuel used and the driving conditions of a particular trip. These
emissions are dispersed into the ambient air according to atmospheric conditions, which also
influence the extent to which they react to form secondary pollutants.
First among the threats to forest biodiversity identified by BirdLife
International and the Forest Inventory and Planning Institute (FIPI) is hunting,
because of the value and rarity of the game, followed by firewood and other non-
timber forest product (NTFP) collection, timber cutting, forest fires (including
human-made as part of scrap metal collection) and clearance of forest land for
agriculture (Le Trong Trai et al. 2001). But the threats are usually specific to each
site, and detailed information is needed for each location, as we did in Khe Tran.
Under free ranging conditions, the frequency of drinking water by camel depends on a
number of factors such as the ambient temperature, the water content of the feed and the
physiological status of the animal. Lactating females obviously require more water than
dry cows, bulls or castrates. It is said that throughout the winter period, camels may not
have access to free water. There is an historial record held by camels in Sudan where it
was noted 86 years ago that a large herd of camels at a well on May 11, 1917 were
drinking free water for the...
In addition to the traditional FFS Medicare or Medicare
Managed Care (MMC) insurance, many elderly buy supplemental
insurance policies to cover prescription drugs
or catastrophic expenses. These supplemental policies are
known as MediGap plans, because they help fill gaps in
the available health insurance coverage. Some Medicare
beneficiaries are dual eligibles – covered by both Medicare
(health insurance for the aged) and Medicaid (health
insurance for the poor with chronic disabilities or endstage
Qualification requirements are a prime consideration in determining positions covered by the
GS-1146-0 Series. Positions are classifiable to this series when there is a requirement for
incumbents to have a practical knowledge of the various marketing elements, functions and/or
practices, or a knowledge of the requirements of one or more laws, acts or other statutory
provisions relating to the particular program and/or commodity involved. Positions concerned
with marketing activities, but which require incumbents to possess other professional or
specialized knowledge (e.g.
Hollywood’s loss, in terms of the general narrowing of the horizons
of possibility at the heart of the studio-led machine, was to be the
gain of a newly consolidating form of independent production and
distribution that was beginning to take shape during the 1980s, and
into which some of the inheritance of the Renaissance was carried.
The term ‘independent’ has had rather different connotations at
different periods in the history of American cinema. In the 1930s,
for example, it signiﬁed ‘something less than trash’.
Addiction and recovery have been topics of Hollywood films
and movies of the week and are increasingly integrated into
mainstream television shows through the inclusion of addicted
characters. Now the producers of reality shows have entered
the field with the new American television show Intervention,
on the A&E channel.
As seen in Table 7, both Planned Parenthood and other WHP clinics typically offer a
comprehensive range of contraceptive methods. The methods include oral contraceptives (the
Pill) as well as long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) such as intrauterine devices
(IUDs), implants (e.g., Implanon), or injectables (e.g., Depo-Provera). LARCs are particularly
important because they are the most effective in preventing unintended pregnancies and have
lower failure rates.
When starting hormonal contraception after POEC (Levonelle 1500® or Levonelle One Step®)
additional contraception should be advised until contraceptive efficacy is established (see
Summary on page iv).
There are no data on quick starting hormonal contraception after use of the emergency
contraceptive, ulipristal acetate (UPA) (ellaOne®). As UPA is a progesterone receptor
modulator that blocks the action of progesterone, it may affect the contraceptive efficacy of
hormonal methods.35,36 However, no interaction studies have been carried out to date.
A strength is an asset or a resource that can be used to improve a community’s competitive position, such as a natural attraction, historic buildings, or a strong retail base. A weakness is just the opposite, a resource or capability that may cause your community to have a less competitive position, which can adversely affect tourism. For instance, empty commercial space or unattractive vacant buildings are categorized as weaknesses.
On September 1st
, Switzerland announced it was extending a deadline for meeting its
targets for reducing noise from road traffic. A new amendment to a federal ordinance on
noise pollution will give national and local authorities until 2015 to install noise-reduction
barriers along highways and until 2018 to install similar barriers along other major roads.
The barriers were originally due to be in place by March 2002, under the 1986 federal
ordinance. However, only around 30 percent of the roads targeted for remedial
measures had barriers installed by that date.
Current average fuel economy levels vary consid-
erably by country. Across the OECD the average
figure in 2005 was around 8 litres per 100 km for
new cars (including SUVs and minivans and in-
cluding both gasoline and diesel vehicles). With a
50% fuel economy improvement, the average new
car performance in OECD markets would improve
to around 4 litres per 100 km (about 90 g/km of
New Zealand has a highly integrated, closed system of poultry production, with all
poultry meat available for retail sale being of domestic origin. Processors of chicken meat
control most aspects of production, processing, and distribution; 3 processing companies supply
90% of chicken meat consumed in New Zealand, representing 95% of all poultry meat
consumed (2). As a result, interventions applied to the local poultry industry affect all
domestically consumed poultry.
A marked decline in campylobacteriosis notifications was observed during 2007 and
The primary goals of the School of Medicine at SBU
are to 1) advance the medical sciences by translating
cutting-edge biomedical science into diagnostic, thera-
peutic and prognostic advances, 2) develop a diverse
cadre of caring and skilled physicians and biomedical
scientists who are outstanding candidates for graduate
and specialty training programs, 3) deliver compassion-
ate clinical care in an efficient, state-of-the-art, safe and
cost-conscious fashion, and 4) reach out to multiple
communities to enrich both our citizens and ourselves.