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Central Bank Of Nigeria Annual Report And Statement Of Accounts For The Year Ended 31st December 2007, Central Bank Of Nigeria Dec 2007

Central Bank Of Nigeria Annual Report And Statement Of Accounts For The Year Ended 31st December 2007, Central Bank Of Nigeria

CBN Annual Report

In 2007, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) faced significant challenges in monetary management due to statutory allocations to government tiers, autonomous foreign exchange inflows, and pre-election spending. These challenges were addressed through Open Market Operations (OMO), issuance of treasury securities, standing facilities, and foreign exchange swaps. The introduction of the monetary policy rate (MPR) in December 2006 moderated inter-bank rates, encouraged trading, and improved the transmission of monetary policy actions. The Bank intensified its non-regular management activities to ensure the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) target was met. The financial system at end-2007 comprised the CBN, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance …


Periodontal Disease And Diabetes: Knowledge And Attitudes Assessment Project Dec 2007

Periodontal Disease And Diabetes: Knowledge And Attitudes Assessment Project

Florida Public Health Review

There is a growing body of evidence showing that periodontal disease is more prevalent among diabetic patients than among non-diabetic patients. This same evidence also shows that the more poorly controlled the diabetes, the more severe the periodontal disease. However, it is unclear if the increased risk of periodontal disease is known by the diabetes community. Two hundred diabetic patients voluntarily participated in an intervention to increase the diabetic patient’s knowledge of and attitudes toward periodontal disease. The study was conducted at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) during the month of May 2005. The purpose …


Italian Australian Studies: A (Post)Colonial Perspective, Gerry Turcotte, Gaetano Rando Dec 2007

Italian Australian Studies: A (Post)Colonial Perspective, Gerry Turcotte, Gaetano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This chapter introduces the volume and discusses related theoretical issues. This volume seeks to map an understanding of the Italian experience onto the broader picture of diasporic stories, though with an anchor in the Australian-Italian experience. It brings together key essays and testimonials that frame a picture of Italy’s rich legacy at “home”, in Europe more widely, and in the (post)colonial sphere, with a particular emphasis on the Australian experience. The essays collected here focus on the way an Italian Australian story has emerged and evolved in its own unique way. In some respects it might be possible to defi …


Expressions Of The Calabrian Diaspora In Calabrian Australian Writing, Gaetano Rando Dec 2007

Expressions Of The Calabrian Diaspora In Calabrian Australian Writing, Gaetano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This chapter is an exhaustive study of literary works, memoirs, theatre and film produced by first and second generation Calabrian Australians.


St. Mark’S Catholic Community Of The Deaf, December 30, 2007 And January 1, 2008 Dec 2007

St. Mark’S Catholic Community Of The Deaf, December 30, 2007 And January 1, 2008

Saint Mark's Catholic Community of the Deaf

A newsletter published for Deaf Catholics in Edmonton, CAN


Cedarville Vs. Madonna, Cedarville University Dec 2007

Cedarville Vs. Madonna, Cedarville University

Women's Basketball Statistics

No abstract provided.


Health-Related Quality Of Life Of Patients Following Selected Types Of Lumbar Spinal Surgery: A Pilot Study, Karen L. Saban, Sue M. Penckofer, Ida Androwich, Fred B. Bryant Dec 2007

Health-Related Quality Of Life Of Patients Following Selected Types Of Lumbar Spinal Surgery: A Pilot Study, Karen L. Saban, Sue M. Penckofer, Ida Androwich, Fred B. Bryant

Psychology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Background

Over 500,000 spinal surgeries are performed annually in the United States. Although pain relief and improved health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are expectations following lumbar spinal surgery, there is limited research regarding this experience from the individual's perspective. In addition, no studies have examined the HRQOL of persons who have had this surgery using a comprehensive approach. The intent of this study was to address this deficiency by an assessment of both the individual and environmental factors that impact perceived HRQOL using the Wilson and Cleary Model for Health-Related Quality of Life in persons who have undergone lumbar spinal …


Cedarville Vs. Lindsey Wilson, Cedarville University Dec 2007

Cedarville Vs. Lindsey Wilson, Cedarville University

Women's Basketball Statistics

No abstract provided.


A Systematic Analysis Of The Deracialization Concept, Byron D. Orey, Boris E. Ricks Dec 2007

A Systematic Analysis Of The Deracialization Concept, Byron D. Orey, Boris E. Ricks

Department of Political Science: Faculty Publications

The concept of deracialization gained notoriety following elections held in November of 1989. During these elections, a number of African-American candidates captured victories in majority-white electoral jurisdictions, leading McConnick to coin this Election Day as "Black Tuesday." Among those elected on "Black Tuesday" include: L. Douglas Wilder as governor of Virginia, David Dinkins as mayor of New York City, Norman Rice as mayor of Seattle and Chester Jenkins, mayor of Durham, North Carolina. In this article we systematically examine the deracialization construct/strategy and the potentially damaging impact that such a strategy might pose on the black community.


Impacts Of Climate Warming And Permafrost Thaw On The Riverine Transport Of Nitrogen And Phosphorus To The Kara Sea, Karen E. Frey, James W. Mcclelland, Robert M. Holmes, Laurence G. Smith Dec 2007

Impacts Of Climate Warming And Permafrost Thaw On The Riverine Transport Of Nitrogen And Phosphorus To The Kara Sea, Karen E. Frey, James W. Mcclelland, Robert M. Holmes, Laurence G. Smith

Geography

Measurements of nitrogen and phosphorus (N and P) concentrations from previously unstudied streams and rivers throughout west Siberia suggest that climate warming and/or associated permafrost thaw will likely amplify the transport of N and P to the Kara Sea and adjacent Arctic Ocean. We present concentrations of dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), ammonium (NH4-N), nitrate (NO3-N), total dissolved nitrogen (TDN), and total dissolved phosphorus (TDP) from 96 streams and rivers within the Ob'-Iriysh, Nadym, and Pur river drainage basins. The sampled sites span ∼106 km2, a large climatic gradient (∼55°N-68°N), and include 41 cold, permafrost-influenced and 55 warm, permafrost-free watersheds. Concentrations …


Gary Ross Mormino Collection Of Political Ephemera : A Collection Guide, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Special Collections And University Archives., James Anthony Schnur, Shawn Reynolds, Gary Ross Mormino Dec 2007

Gary Ross Mormino Collection Of Political Ephemera : A Collection Guide, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Special Collections And University Archives., James Anthony Schnur, Shawn Reynolds, Gary Ross Mormino

Special Collections and University Archives Finding Aids: All Items

Gary R. Mormino, a professor of History and Florida Studies at USF St. Petersburg, donated this collection of political ephemera to the Poynter Library in 2004, with subsequent accessions in 2005 and 2006. The buttons, bumper stickers, and other ephemera focus primarily on presidential campaigns between the early 1960s and 2000. Mormino, a member of the USF faculty since 1977, teaches in the fields of American History, Social History, Immigration History, and Florida Studies. Since transferring from the Tampa campus, he has served as co-director of the Florida Studies Program of Distinction.


Nyack Vs. Cedarville, Cedarville University Dec 2007

Nyack Vs. Cedarville, Cedarville University

Women's Basketball Statistics

No abstract provided.


Income Growth In U.S. States: Is It Pro-Poor?, Brandon Curtis Dec 2007

Income Growth In U.S. States: Is It Pro-Poor?, Brandon Curtis

Master's Theses - Economics

While it is generally assumed that economic growth will have a positive effect the vast majority of the population, this claim is often left unchallenged. In particular, the effect of economic growth on the low-income segment of the population is not well understood. In particular, it is not clear if 1) the poor benefit from economic growth, and if so 2) what is the size of the benefit? A growing number of studies have been devoted to answering these questions. This field of study is commonly known as the pro-poor growth literature.


Pengaruh Implementasi Quality Management System Iso 9001:2000 Terhadap Kinerja Rumah Sakit Duren Sawit, Dian Ekowati Dec 2007

Pengaruh Implementasi Quality Management System Iso 9001:2000 Terhadap Kinerja Rumah Sakit Duren Sawit, Dian Ekowati

Kesmas

Upaya organisasi meningkatkan produksi jasa pelayanan kesehatan melalui implementasi Quality Management System ISO 9001:2000 secara sistematis, menyeluruh dan sinambung seharusnya mampu menampilkan kinerja yang efektif dan efisien. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk memperoleh gambaran mengenai peran implementasi QMS ISO 9001:2000 terhadap kinerja Rumah Sakit Duren Sawit yang akan diukur melalui pendekatan kerangka strategis Balanced Scorecard serta identifikasi kesenjangan dalam organisasi untuk menganalisis kesiapan implementasi manajemen strategis Balanced Scorecard di Rumah Sakit Duren Sawit. Hasil penelitian menggambarkan bahwa melalui pemahaman dan implementasi yang QMS ISO 9001:2000 konsistensi, Rumah Sakit Duren Sawit mampu menghasilkan kinerja organisasi yang efektif dan efisien. serta berhasil menganalisis …


Perlindungan Hak Pasien Di Rs Kanker Dharmais Jakarta, Harvensica Gunnara Dec 2007

Perlindungan Hak Pasien Di Rs Kanker Dharmais Jakarta, Harvensica Gunnara

Kesmas

Banyaknya kasus “kelalaian atau kesalahan medis” dan pasien yang belum memperoleh haknya dalam pelayanan medis merupakan masalah yang sangat krusial dewasa ini Untuk mengatasi masalah tersebut telah ditetapkan berbagai kebijakan dibidang pelayanan medis dalam rangka memberikan perlindungan pada hak pasien yang antara lain adalah UU Kesehatan dan UU Praktik Kedokteran, dan agar tujuan kebijakan tersebut dapat dicapai perlu adanya peran aktif seluruh pihak. Namun, berbagai kebijakan pelayanan medis dalam rangka perlindungan hak pasien belum sepenuhnya mencapai tujuan yang diharapkan. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah menganalisis kebijakan pelayanan medis dalam rangka perlindungan hak pasien di Rumah Sakit Kanker Dharmais Jakarta. Penelitian ini …


Bureacratizing Ethics: Institutional Review Boards And Participatory Research, Deborah Martin Dec 2007

Bureacratizing Ethics: Institutional Review Boards And Participatory Research, Deborah Martin

Geography

This paper provides a brief history of regulatory research ethics, as embodied in Institutional Review Boards in the United States. The purpose is to foster common disciplinary understanding of the origin and purpose of IRBs, and to identify the core conflict between the philosophies of participatory action research and regulatory ethics. That conflict centers on the contradictory language and associated understandings of research "subjects" and "participants". I suggest a need for more disciplinary engagements around this conflict, to foster more open ethical debates and competencies among geographers. © Deborah G. Martin, 2007; journal compilation © ACME Editorial Collective, 2007.


St. Mark’S Catholic Community Of The Deaf, December 23 And Christmas 2007 Dec 2007

St. Mark’S Catholic Community Of The Deaf, December 23 And Christmas 2007

Saint Mark's Catholic Community of the Deaf

A newsletter published for Deaf Catholics in Edmonton, CAN


St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church And Center For The Deaf Sunday Bulletin, December 23, 2007 Dec 2007

St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church And Center For The Deaf Sunday Bulletin, December 23, 2007

Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and Center for the Deaf Sunday Bulletin

A newsletter published for Deaf Catholics in Landover Hills, MD

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and Center for the Deaf Sunday Bulletin Finding Aid


Debat Ketiga: Memikirkan Kembali Keilmuan Hubungan Internasional, Aryani Kristianti, Musa Maliki Dec 2007

Debat Ketiga: Memikirkan Kembali Keilmuan Hubungan Internasional, Aryani Kristianti, Musa Maliki

Global: Jurnal Politik Internasional

This article will argue that Third Debate is the 'revolution turn' in the study of international relations. There are some explanations to conduct this argument: the description of the history of international relations thought and epistemological problem. This illustration will lead us to understand that there is a deeply dynamic debate in philosophy circumstances. We can not close the eyes to this debate otherwise we will be stucked and trapped in the dogmatism, stagnatism and ideology. Epistemological problem of philosophy is one of the foundations of the entire big problem that should be discussed. From epistemological scrutiny, this article believes …


American Index Put Options Early Exercise Premium Estimation, Ako Doffou Dec 2007

American Index Put Options Early Exercise Premium Estimation, Ako Doffou

WCBT Faculty Publications

"This paper examines empirically the value of early exercise by testing the ability of two American put valuation models to predict the early exercise premium for the S&P 100 American put options. An accuracy test and a quality test are performed on (1) the MacMillan (1986) & Barone-Adesi and Whaley (1987) model, and (2) the Carr, Jarrow and Myneni(1992) model. The test results show that early exercise premium is significant regardless of moneyness. Moreover, consistent with the theory, the value of early exercise is significantly negatively related to moneyness and interest rates and significantly positively related to time to maturity …


Interview No. 1392, Alma Delia Fraile Barozio Dec 2007

Interview No. 1392, Alma Delia Fraile Barozio

Combined Interviews

Ms. Fraile talks about her family and her life growing up; her grandfather and uncles served in the bracero program, but she was too young to remember any details; by the time she was eighteen years old, she was involved with the Confederación Nacional Campesina (CNC) and their fight for equal land rights for women on ejidos; at the time, she was also studying for a career in social work; in time, she married and had two children; she and her husband were political activists involved in various social causes and cooperative projects; some time later, she began working …


Interview No. 1389, Felipe César Chan-Noh Dec 2007

Interview No. 1389, Felipe César Chan-Noh

Combined Interviews

Mr. Chan-noh briefly recalls his childhood and the financial difficulties he and his family endured; he married at the age of seventeen; when he was eighteen years old he enlisted in the Mexican military; he heard about the bracero program while in the military; he went through the hiring process several years later; he recalls the entire process, including that he recruited forty to fifty men from his hometown to join the bracero program; in addition, he mentions going through the processing center in Empalme, Sonora, México; he recalls that one of the requirements for the braceros was to have …


Interview No. 1390, Antonio Cisneros Piña Dec 2007

Interview No. 1390, Antonio Cisneros Piña

Combined Interviews

Mr. Cisneros speaks of the obstacles he and his family faced working in the fields of México; in 1955, he married, and two years later, he had his first daughter; soon after his wife became very ill, which prompted him to enlist in the bracero program in 1958; he discusses waiting to get on the list of available workers before traveling by train and bus to get to the contracting center in Empalme, Sonora, México; in addition, he describes the difficulties he underwent while waiting there, including becoming sick from the heat; the resulting fever kept him from passing the …


Debate: Collaborative Environmental Law: Pro And Con, Eric W. Orts, Cary Coglianese Dec 2007

Debate: Collaborative Environmental Law: Pro And Con, Eric W. Orts, Cary Coglianese

All Faculty Scholarship

In this thoughtful and intricate cross-disciplinary debate, Professors Eric W. Orts, of Penn’s Wharton School, and Cary Coglianese, of Penn’s Law School, discuss the benefits and disadvantages of collaborative public policy decision making in the environmental context. It is no exaggeration to say that each year the world grows ever more aware of the nature of the environmental problems we face, and yet critical policy solutions continue to remain beyond the grasp of even the most interested parties. Professor Orts argues that it is time to embrace a different policymaking approach—that of collaborative environmental lawmaking. He argues that "the view …


Obstacles To Information Access And Use In Developing Countries, Akobundu Dike Ugah Dec 2007

Obstacles To Information Access And Use In Developing Countries, Akobundu Dike Ugah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information is an important economic and political resource. It is vital to development and progress. A society that lacks information or access to it will find it difficult to make meaningful progress. This paper examines obstacles to information access and use. lack of awareness; inaccessibility; information explosion; bibliographic obstacles: environment; poor infrastructure; declining budgets and rising costs; costs for users; staff attitude toward users; and crime. The paper suggests how the obstacles can be overcome.


Increasing Competition In The U.S. Domestic Airline Industry Through International Competition, Pauline S. Seng Dec 2007

Increasing Competition In The U.S. Domestic Airline Industry Through International Competition, Pauline S. Seng

Economics Theses

The deregulation of the United States airline industry in the late 1970s has resulted in lower ticket prices and increased productivity, but deregulation has also created an oligopolistic domestic airline market with high carriers to entry that has obstructed competition. This present lack of competition in the industry has reduced social welfare. I will argue that engaging in cabotage and allowing foreign investments will create a monopolistically competitive environment that will enhance competition and social welfare in the United States airline market.


Assessment Of Maine's Long-Term Care Needs Baseline Report: Demographics And Use Of Long Term Care Services In Maine, Stuart Bratesman Mpp, Julie T. Fralich Mba, Karen Mauney, Catherine Mcguire Bs, Louise Olsen, Jasper Ziller Dec 2007

Assessment Of Maine's Long-Term Care Needs Baseline Report: Demographics And Use Of Long Term Care Services In Maine, Stuart Bratesman Mpp, Julie T. Fralich Mba, Karen Mauney, Catherine Mcguire Bs, Louise Olsen, Jasper Ziller

Disability & Aging

In 2006, the Office of Elder Services requested the assistance of the Muskie School in developing an assessment of long term care service use in Maine. This report provides baseline information on the demographic characteristics, participant characteristics and service use trends for people accessing long term care services in this State.

For purposes of this report, we have excluded people with MR/DD. Long term care services do not include community support services for people with mental illness.

In this report, long term care services include:

  • Nursing Facility Services
  • Private Non-medical Institutions
  • Consumer Directed Attendant Services
  • Day Health Services
  • Elder and …


Attitudes Of Librarians In Selected Nigerian Universities Toward The Use Of Ict, Paul Adesola Adekunle, Rosnold Ogie Omoba, Adeyinka Tella Dec 2007

Attitudes Of Librarians In Selected Nigerian Universities Toward The Use Of Ict, Paul Adesola Adekunle, Rosnold Ogie Omoba, Adeyinka Tella

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study uses a descriptive survey to study the attitude of selected librarians in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria, toward information communication technology (ICT). The population includes 41 librarians in four institutions. Data were collected using an instrument adapted from the Igberia and Chakrabarti (1990) Computer Anxiety and Attitude Towards Microcomputer Utilization (CAATMU) scale, and the librarian attitude questionnaire developed by Ramzan (2004). Two research questions were developed to guide the study. The results show that librarians have a positive attitude toward ICT and that training and knowledge are the sine qua non for a positive attitude. The fear of ICT …


The World Trade Center Disaster: How Terrorist Airline Attacks Can Affect The Legal, Economic, And Financial Conditions Of Airlines Under The Montreal Liability Agreement, Larry Moore, Rose M. Rubin, Justin N. Joy Dec 2007

The World Trade Center Disaster: How Terrorist Airline Attacks Can Affect The Legal, Economic, And Financial Conditions Of Airlines Under The Montreal Liability Agreement, Larry Moore, Rose M. Rubin, Justin N. Joy

Brigham Young University International Law & Management Review

No abstract provided.


Forensics Image Background Matching Using Scale Invariant Feature (Sift)Transform And Speeded Up Robust Features (Surf), Paul N. Fogg Ii Dec 2007

Forensics Image Background Matching Using Scale Invariant Feature (Sift)Transform And Speeded Up Robust Features (Surf), Paul N. Fogg Ii

Theses and Dissertations

In criminal investigations, it is not uncommon for investigators to obtain a photograph or image that shows a crime being committed. Additionally, thousands of pictures may exist of a location, taken from the same or varying viewpoints. Some of these images may even include a criminal suspect or witness. One mechanism to identify criminals and witnesses is to group the images found on computers, cell phones, cameras, and other electronic devices into sets representing the same location. One or more images in the group may then prove the suspect was at the crime scene before, during, and/or after a crime. …