to turn off: to cause to stop functioning (also: to switch off, to shut off) (S)
Turn on and turn off, as well as their related forms, are used for things that flow, such as electricity, water, gas, etc. Please turn off the light when you leave the room.
to have one’s way: to arrange matters the way one wants (especially when someone else doesn’t want the
same way) (also: to get one’s way. My brother always wants to have his way, but this time our parents said that we could do what I wanted.
· If Sheila doesn’t get her way, she becomes very angry.
In addition to describing the design of the Gamma software, a thorough performance evaluation of the iPSC/2
hypercube version of Gamma is also presented. In addition to measuring the effect of relation size and indices on
the response time for selection, join, aggregation, and update queries, we also analyze the performance of Gamma
relative to the number of processors employed when the sizes of the input relations are kept constant (speedup) and
when the sizes of the input relations are increased proportionally to the number of processors (scaleup).
Immunization Immunizations are one of the most important tools we have to protect children
from a wide range of diseases, including polio, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, tetanus, diph-
theria, and pertussis. Without immunizations, a much larger number of children in North America
would die each year or live with the chronic effects of these diseases. Immunization coverage can
also be an indicator of access to primary health care.
management proxies should be particularly responsive to the use of discretion and firms’
reporting incentives, making our tests more powerful. Finally, we can draw on prior
research in constructing several measures of earnings management (e.g., Healy and
Wahlen, 1999; Dechow and Skinner, 2000).
Following Leuz et al. (2003), we compute four different proxies capturing a wide
range of earnings management activities: i.e.
The period from 2006 to 2012 saw a
number of major events, a very significant
one being the global meltdown in the
banking and financial services industry
(BFSI), which had knock-on effects on
almost all business sectors.
Considering that we now live in a connected
world, India faced its own share of
consequences although companies in the
BFSI segment remained relatively unaffected
by the turmoil seen in the Western world.
It seemed as though the tighter regulatory
regime had paid a dividend in an imploding
At the very outset, let me share the good news that a majority of media
stakeholders that we interviewed across the 15 countries covered in the report
thought future prospects for the media in the region were positive in spite of
the impact of the economic downturn. We also noticed a growing preference
for local Arabic content in countries that produce local content such as Egypt
and Lebanon, indicating further maturation of the media industry and media
consumers away from generalized regional or global media content....
We ﬁnd strong evidence against the view that childhood tele-
vision viewing harms the cognitive or educational development
of preschoolers. Our preferred point estimate indicates that an
additional year of preschool television exposure raises average
adolescent test scores by about 0.02 standard deviations. We are
able to reject negative effects larger than about 0.03 standard
deviations per year of television exposure.
Metabolically unstable proteins are involved in a multitude of regulatory
networks, including those that control cell signaling, the cell cycle and in
many responses to physiological stress. In the present study, we have deter-mined the stability and characterized the degradation process of some
members of the Gq class of heterotrimeric G proteins. Pulse-chase experi-ments in HEK293 cells indicated a rapid turnover of endogenously
expressed Gaq and overexpressed Gaq and Ga16
When Val and I decided to collaborate and write the first edition, our
goal was to produce an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, practical text-
book stressing hydraulic design, that could be of hands-on use to the
pump designer, student, and rotating equipment engineer. Although feed-
back from readers indicates that we achieved our desired goal, we did
recognize that we had omitted several important topics.
This paper reports the results obtained using the osmotic
stress method applied to the purified cathodic and anodic
hemoglobins (Hbs) from the catfishHoplosternum littorale,
a species that displays facultative accessorial air oxygen-ation. We demonstrate that water potential affects the oxy-gen affinity ofH. littoraleHbs in the presence of an inert
solute (sucrose). Oxygen affinity increases when water
activity increases, indicating that water molecules stabilize
Mitochondrial functional and structural impairment and generation of oxidative stress have been implicated in aging, various diseases and chemotherapies. This study analyzed azidothymidine (AZT)-caused failures in mitochondrial functions, in redox regulation and activation of the HIV-1 gene expression. We monitored intracellular concentrations of ATP and glutathione (GSH) as the indicators of energy production and redox conditions, respectively, during the time-course experiments with U937 and MOLT4 human lymphoid cells in the presence of AZT (0.05 mgÆmL)1) or H2O2 (0.