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  • Hedge Funds have grown quickly over the past ten years, and are important part of the financial landscape. They are difficult to define as entities, because the line between what hedge funds do that other institutions do not is blurred – proprietary traders in investment banks, private equity funds, and fund managers all use extensive leverage and derivatives to trade markets or to shift risks.

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  • The report describes the environmental status of the water bodies in 2004 as well as the trend in environmental quality over the period 1989–2004 in relation to changes in the pressures. In addition it de- scribes the monitoring of terrestrial natural habitats and species, in- cluding the first results of this monitoring, which was initiated in 2004.

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  • In the NDHS surveys, ‘marriage’ is defined as a stable cohabitation between a man and a woman irrespective of whether or not any validating legal, religious or customary ceremonies had been performed. However, informal unions are relatively uncommon in Nepal. Figure 5.1 shows the percentage of women and men who have never married in 1996, 2001 and 2006 by five-year age cohorts. The data show a consistent decline in the proportions never-married as age increases.

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  • The guideline will not consider management of the fol- lowing clinical presentations, although differential diagno- sis for these conditions and bacterial rhinosinusitis will be discussed: allergic rhinitis, eosinophilic nonallergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, invasive fungal rhinosinusitis, allergic fungal rhinosinusitis, vascular headaches, and migraines.

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  • For maternal mortality progress has been even more elusive. Despite 15 years of the Safe Motherhood Initiative, overall levels of maternal mortality are generally thought to have remained unchanged, with the latest estimate of deaths standing at approximately 530,000 per year (WHO, UNICEF et al. 2003). While a handful of countries have indeed experienced remarkable drops in maternal mortality ratio (an indicator of the safety of childbirth and pregnancy), in the great majority of high mortality countries, there has been little change.

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  • The controls included in the ordered probits are chosen to match those used by CSW, and include age and year dummies, indicators for the child’s sex and ethnicity, the logarithm of family size, the age of each of the parents, and indicators for whether the mother and father were absent from the household. 1 We do not know if CSW weighted their regressions using the sampling weights provided in the survey. All the results we show use weights, although their use makes very little difference to any of the estimates. Panel A contains results from the HSE. We first...

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  • Furthermore WFP is providing food assistance to vulnerable groups through institutional feeding and school feeding to around 90,000 beneficiaries. WFP also provides a general food ration consisting of cereals, CSB, sugar, fortified oil and iodised salt when available, to the rural population affected by the humanitarian crisis, the urban poor and IDPs. In 2009 this food assistance covered around 3 to 3.5 million people a month – almost half the population – on the basis of FSNAU seasonal assessments.

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  • This long-standing dilemma over how to describe a lack of coverage in concealed spaces and exterior locations has become more complicated with the emergence of specialized installation standards, such as NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R, that also exempt certain rooms from coverage. Table D shows the leading areas of fire origin for one- and two-family home fires coded as sprinklers present but failed or ineffective because of no sprinkler in the fire area. In other words, sprinklers were present somewhere in the home but not in the area of origin.

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  • In practice, the two defining characteristics of the codes are their topical coverage and the specificity of the underlying recommendations. An example of a very comprehensive instrument might be the Belgian Code on Corporate Governance (2004). Not only does it cover the same topic areas as the Principles, it also provides supplementary interpretations and concrete guidance for their implementation.

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  • Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a major cause of hospital admission and the most important infectious cause of death [1]. A rapid diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic treatment are essential to reduce the morbidity and mortality from CAP. In countries with a high tuberculosis (TB) burden, Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a frequent cause of CAP [2-4], and the differential diagnosis of TB from common bacterial pneumonia is difficult.

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  • The objectives of the present paper are, first, to sketch the broad outlines of how writing skill develops across three stages, as a child matures and learns the craft of composition through late adolescence and into early adulthood. The first two - knowledge-telling and knowledge-transforming - are well documented. A third stage - knowledge crafting - is more speculative, but important for understanding expert or professional levels of writing skill.

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  • This document focuses on the batch manufacture of organic chemicals in multipurpose plants and addresses the manufacture of a wide range of organic chemicals although not all of them are explicitely named in ANNEX 1 of the Directive. The list is not conclusive but includes, e.g. dyes and pigments, plant health products and biocides, pharmaceutical products (chemical and biological processes), organic explosives, organic intermediates, specialised surfactants, flavours, fragrances, pheromones, plasticisers, vitamins, optical brighteners and flame- retardants.

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  • ROs should have published procedures which are readily accessible, both within the organisation and externally, for the normal supervision and management of research conduct, integrity and ethical issues, and for the repor ting by individuals of any concerns about poor practice in these areas.

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  • The AIFM Directive foresees a pan-European marketing regime that will become available to EU managers with EU funds in 2013, and may be available to non-EU managers and non-EU funds from 2015. Meanwhile, and for the upcoming seven years at least, national PPRs will remain available for the distribution in Europe of non-EU funds and to non-EU managers. However, individual Member States may impose stricter rules.

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  • The deferral of the mandatory IFRS changeover date to January 1, 2014 is to prevent Canadian investment companies and segregated accounts of life insurance enterprises from having to change their current accounting treatment for controlled investees while the IASB finalizes its proposed investment entities standard. Under IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements, investment companies are required to consolidate their controlled investments.

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  • Applicants should identify themselves as unique and stress how their contribution to the business school setting will be distinctive, embracing points of difference as opposed to burying them in ad- missions essays. After all, the very things that make them different could be what scores them a seat in a desirable MBA program. Additionally, applicants should prepare themselves to adapt to changes in the dynamic MBA admissions process.

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  • Your employer may offer a group long-term care insurance plan or offer individual policies at a group discount. An increasing number of employers offer this benefit,16 especially since the passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA allows employers the same type of federal tax benefit when they pay for their employees’ long- term care insurance as when they pay for their health insurance (except for Section 125 cafeteria plans). The employer-group plan may be similar to what you could buy in an individual policy.

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  • What the described event marks is a moment where an expectation is shattered: the composer, who expected to become a big success in the French capital, had his art rejected by one of the most important figures from the city’s artistic scene. An event such as this is criss-crossed by innumerable social vectors. On one hand, a foreign artist, fresh from the ‘periphery,’ a recent arrival in the great cultural centre of the period; on the other, a Parisian artist completely established and at home in his setting.

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  • However, the survey showed a divide between how financial professionals in the east and west spend their working hours. In the east, accounting operations take up the greatest portion of their time (25%), while in the west the balance shifts to management accounting as their biggest role (24%), on average. Time spent for management support is similar between the two groups (17% and 20%), although the accountants in the west report a greater focus here as part of their portfolio of roles.

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  • The problem of overweight affects more than 1 in 7 youth ages 6 to 17 (Flegal, et al., 2002; Ogden, et al., 2002). A number of factors contribute to this rising rate of childhood overweight; however, scientists and medical professionals agree that poor diet and lack of physical activity play some of the most important roles in children being overweight (Berkey, et al., 2000; Rowlands, et al., 1999). Sub-optimal levels of physical activity and poor ...

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