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This book aims to overcome the limitations the variations in bank-specifics impose by providing a bank-specific valuation theoretical framework and a new asset-side model. The book includes also a constructive comparison of equity and asset side methods. The authors present a novel framework entitled, the Asset Mark-down Model. This method incorporates an Adjusted Present Value model, which allows practitioners to identify the main value creation sources of a particular bank: from asset-based cash flow and the mark-down on deposits, to tax benefits on bearing liabilities. Through the implementation of this framework, the authors offer a more accurate and more specific approach to valuing banks. Federico Beltrame is Lecturer in Banking and Finance in the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Udine, Italy. He holds a PhD in Business Science from the same University. His main research interests are related to SMEs cost of capital, banks capital structure and Mutual Guarantee Credit Institutions. Daniele Previtali is post-doc fellow and lecturer at Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy. He holds a Ph.D. in Banking and Finance from University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy. In 2012, he was a visiting PhD candidate at Stern School of Business, New York, USA. His main research interests concern banks valuation, banks capital structure and innovation.
This book is not, in any case, in total defiance of the Wise Old Mans admonition, for it is not an entirely new book. Rather, it is an outgrowth of a previous treatise, written a decade ago, entitled Soil and Water: Physical Principles and Processes. Though that book was well enough received at the time, the passage of the years has inevitably made it necessary to either revise and update the same book, or to supplant it with a fresh approach in the form of a new book which might incorporate still-pertient aspects of its predecessor without necessarily being limited to the older books format or point of view. Born in California and raised in Israel, Dr. Daniel Hillel acquired an early and lifelong love of the land and a commitment to understanding and protecting the natural environment. Through decades of work in some thirty countries, he has become an international authority on sustainable management of land and water resources. Dr. Hillel has served as professor of soil physics, hydrology and the environmental sciences at leading universities in the U.S. and abroad, and has been a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations. Among the honors he has received are the Chancellors Medal for Exemplary Service at the University of Massachusetts , a Guggenheim award, and Doctorates of Science honoris causa by Guelph University of Canada and Ohio State University . Dr. Hillel is an elected Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy and was granted the Distinguished Service Award by the latter societies. He has published well over 300 scientific papers and research reports, and authored or edited twenty two books. His definitive textbooks on environmental physics have been use by universities and research institutions throughout the world and have been translated into twelve languages.
Stemming from a 2012 conference entitled Brain Degenerations and Emerging Mental Health Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa , this book is aimed at both the general practitioner interested in CNS disorders, and the specialist who would like to know more about CNS pathology in Africa. By employing a broad defi nition of what brain degeneration means, the authors are able to touch upon everything from dementias and CNS malignancy to traumatic brain injury and CNS infective processes. This book draws from and builds upon the original conference presentations, and incorporates the most up-to-date science behind brain degeneration as well as actual case reports. Each of the books six sections off er the reader a deeper understanding of brain degeneration as it exists in Sub-Saharan Africa. Stanley Jacobson PhD, is Professor of Anatomy & Cellular Biology and Integrated Physiology and Pathobiology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He is the author of over 100 papers on the circuitry within the central nervous system and co-author of a number of neuroscience textbooks. He is also a Fulbright Scholar at Makerere University in Kampala Uganda. Seggane Musisi, MBChB, FRCP(C) , D. Psych (Toronto) is Professor and former Chief of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine of Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda. He has had wide research and clinical experience in Liaison Psychiatry, Psychiatric Intensive Care, HIV-Psychiatry, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as the psychiatry of old age. Dr Musisi is the author of the highly popular book Psychiatric Problems of HIV/AIDS and Their Management in Africa, and the Editor In Chief of The African Journal of Traumatic Stress. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the prestigious Fulbright New Century Scholar award.
The book presents the possibilities and realities of virtual worlds in education through the application of 3D virtual worlds to support authentic learning, creativity, learner engagement and cultural diversity in higher education. It includes a unique variety of cross disciplinary approaches to research, teaching and learning in a virtual world, including analysis of data from the experiences of students in education, law, Chinese language, sustainability, computer architecture, business, health and the Arts. The book provides unique learning experiences that have celebrated the rich media of virtual world environments through the utilisation of affordances such as simulation, bots, synchronous interaction, machinima and games. The perspectives come from Australia and New Zealand higher education academics but transferable to any higher educational institution in the sector, worldwide, and is significant to various disciplines in the higher education field. Sue Gregory is an Associate Professor, Chair of Research and a member of the ICT education team in the School of Education at the University of New England, Australia, where she is responsible for leading and driving research within the school and training pre-service and postgraduate education students on how to incorporate technology into their teaching. She is a long-term adult educator and, since 2008, has been teaching in Second Life, in which she has created and manages several inworld spaces including classrooms and a playground for students. Sues research focus is on adult learning, authenticity, engagement, immersion, impact, and the efficacy of virtual worlds for education; in particular, she has been examining student perceptions of their learning in a virtual world. Sue is chair of the Australian and New Zealand Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) and recently led an Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT)-funded project entitled VirtualPREX: Innovative Assessment using a 3D Virtual World with Pre-Service Teachers. Denise Wood is a Professor, Engaged Research Chair and Director of the Centre for Regional Advancement of Learning, Equity, and Participation (LEAP) at Central Queensland University, Australia. She had led over AU$6 million in national funded research projects focusing on learning and teaching, and the innovative use of information and communication technologies, including virtual worlds, to enhance learning outcomes and the social and educational participation of people from underrepresented groups in Australia and South Africa. One of these projects, which is of particular interest to this publication, was an Australian Leaning and Teaching funded national project, Facilitating flexible, enquiry-based experiential learning through an accessible, three-dimensional virtual learning environment (3DVLE), the outputs of which included guidelines for academics teaching in virtual worlds about the affordances and features virtual worlds for learning and teaching in higher education, case studies across a range of disciplinary fields and the development of an accessible virtual world viewer.
A second collection of 5 short stories. Therapy Rapture: Perry has a desire for the right woman to spend some time with, enjoying each other´s company, a romantic interlude that would lead to that one fabulous encounter, bringing complete ecstasy. Rowena is a therapist who has endured a repressed childhood. She loves dressing up and feels that the clothes have a way of caressing her body. She wants him to open up his mind to his dreams. He begins to ache for Rowena. He finds her dark, sultry and somewhat reserved. He finds hard professional women sexy, and she happens to be just the one he believes could bring out that strong urge that he needs to release. Rowena wants him to incorporate his dreams into a healing process. She is able to help him release his inner self as the two have some romantic interludes that lead to total satisfaction. By giving into what their hearts and mind desires, they are able to find that one medium that captures their souls. After everything is over, will they be able to face the world positively? Fool´s Paradise: In the heyday of the Hippie Counterculture, Jim, a disaffected postgraduate, goes on a rural retreat in quest of his identity. He finds a cool alternative abode, which initiates in a bizarre relationship with the housemother, Celia, who turns out to be an undercover police officer, but also with dubious connections. Things develop, including a delicious one—off with Celia, and Jim is drawn towards the edges of nefarious activity. He ends up waiting for his Barrister, convinced he will clear him. An Ecstatic Rendezvous: This is a short story, told in first person, about a shy man who is inexperienced with women, yet a self-proclaimed narcissist, and he is seeking a sexual encounter with the woman of his dreams. The narrating voice is quirky and comical, at times, making it a fun read as this man takes you through his rendezvous, an experience he has clearly thought about at length beforehand and meticulously planned. Great read and I look forward to reading other stories by this author! This story has a sequel entitled Darlene. Darlene: The hero, Percival arranges a date through a contact mag. He and Darlene have a rapturous scenario, handled with superb finesse and supreme command of the wardrobe. He finds some hints of her complicated past. Before and after the encounter, he is eyed up and accosted by malicious-seeming men. The sense of an underlying hornet´s nest is scary, and immediately detracts from the euphoria, which does finally prevail. Zenobia: ´´Our heroine was always torn between the contrived and the random, equally interested in doing things and knowing all their circumstantial details, longing to get involved in the thick of things whilst remaining detached from them. Simultaneously, she wanted torepresent a daredevil and to be a daredevil – to be both detachable from her dreams and blended into them.´´ Zenobia is really in love with her self-image, and longs for the life of the 'fast lane'. She is charismatic, and has great skill as a financial manipulator. She is eager to take risks, but at the same time wants to hold on to her self-protectiveness. She goes on to excel at public relations in a Health Centre, where she is seduced by the manageress. She has had a huge number of partners, some of them shallow, manipulative and transitory, others reaching areas of true depth and sensitivity. She even has one 'peak experience' being examined by a senior police officer. For all her panache, she is deeply sensitive to the relationships in her formative years with two friends-cum-rivals, one who had a fatal accident, and one who was badly injured. They remain in her memory and she wishes, in a way, to atone for them.
The book introduces essential concept of mineral exploration, mine evaluation and resource assessment of the discovered mineral deposit to students, beginners and professionals. The book is divided into nine chapters which will help the readers to incorporate the concepts of search for mineral deposits and understand the chances of success. The book discusses the fundamental details like composition of earth and mineral resources, formation of rock and mineral deposits, and the attempt to search for ore deposits to advance applications of remote sensing in mineral exploration. It also covers the details on how to conduct system of survey, evaluation, and how to arrive at a decision to open and carryout further exploration in the operating mine. The book shall be of great interest to geologists and mining community. Professor G.S. Roonwal, formerly Professor and Head of the Department of Geology, University of Delhi and Director, Centre of Geo-resources, University of Delhi South Campus. He is at present Honorary Visiting Professor in the Inter University Accelerator Centre, an autonomous Institute of UGC-MHRD. He is a prominent geoscientist of international stature. He is a winner of the National Mineral Award of the Ministry of Mines, Government of India, and has received several awards and medals by the professional societies. He has worked in Europe and North America in well-several known institutions and participated in oceanographic expeditions. Professor Roonwal has made significant contribution in land and marine geology which includes exploration assessment and eventually mining and environmental sustainability of land and sea-floor mineral deposits such as volcanogenic massive sulfides which contain valuable metals such as zinc, copper and associated gold and platinum. He also authored books on land and sea-floor mineral resources. His books such as: Mining and Environmental Sustainability (2014), Iron Ore Deposits and Banded Iron Formation of India (2012), The Story of Science from Antiquity to the Present (Geology Section)(2010), The Indian Ocean Exploitable Mineral and Petroleum Resources and edited Books entitled Indias Exclusive Economic zone (with Dr. S.Z. Qasim), Living Resources of Indias Exclusive Economic Zone (with Dr. S.Z. Qasim) and Mineral Resources and Development (2005)(Roonwal et. al.). He has written a number of scientific papers published in established journals. Professor Roonwal is listed in several biographical citations such as Marquis Whos Who in the World, since 1999 and Marquis Whos Who in Asia since 2010.
This book examines the planning and implementation of policies to create sustainable neighborhoods, using as a case study the City of Sydney. The authors ask whether many past planning and development practices were appropriate to the ways that communities then functioned, and what lessons we have learned. The aim is to illustrate the many variations within a city and from neighborhood to neighborhood regarding renewal (rehabilitation), redevelopment (replacement) and new development. Case study examples of nine City of Sydney neighborhoods note the different histories of planning and development in each. Features of the studies include literature searches, field work (with photography), and analysis. The authors propose a set of sustainability principles which incorporate elements of the twenty seven principles of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development Part One explores sustainable urban planning, and the importance of planning tools that enable best planning outcomes for communities and investors. Common factors in the nine case study neighborhoods are renewal, redevelopment and development pressures affecting Sydney from the 1970s to 2014. Also discussed are the differing circumstances of planning faced by authorities, developers and communities in each of the study areas. Part Two of the book is focused on the case study areas in City of Sydney East area: Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross. Part Three covers case study areas in Sydneys Inner South area: Chippendale, Redfern and Waterloo District. Part Four surveys the Inner West suburb of Erskineville. Part Five looks at the City West area, including the Haymarket District and the Pyrmont and Ultimo District. Part Six concentrates on the North West area suburb of Glebe. Part Seven of the book looks at the growth area of South Sydney District, which includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield, Zetland and the new localities of Victoria Park and Green Square. The authors recount lessons learned and outline directions of planning for sustainable neighborhoods. Finally, the authors challenge readers to apply the lessons of these case studies to further advances in sustainable urban planning. Raymond Charles Rauscher I have always been interested in town planning, being born in Brooklyn, New York City (1943) and graduating from the City College of New York (Bachelor of Engineering, Civil 1966). I later completed a first part of a masters degree at the Univ of Michigan (research submission on Detroit entitled A Solution to the Urban Crisis: Proposal for the Creation of Region Serving New Cities (unpublished 1969). The Masters of Town and Country Planning was completed at Sydney University (1971) with a thesis Community Response to a Redevelopment Proposal (University of Sydney Library Microfilm Dept). The thesis covered planning conflicts in Erskineville and measures to resolving these. Chapter 7 of this book refers back to the planning of Erskineville in 1971, and lessons learned. Delving into the subject of sustainable urban planning, I completed a PhD (2009) at the University of Newcastle, including the thesis Sustainable Area Planning Framework for Ecologically Sustainable Development: Case Study Wyong Shire, NSW, Australia. Wanting to research further the subject of sustainable urban planning, I published (with co-author Salim Momtaz) Sustainable Communities: A Framework for Planning - Case Study of an Australian Outer Sydney Growth Area (Springer 2014). Over the years I continued to study urban change in my birth place Brooklyn (New York). My interest was drawn to Bushwick (my old neighborhood), an area of Brooklyn that met its low point of ur ban slide in the 1977 arson fires. I did field work over several years, from 1979 onwards, to better understand reasons for USA style urban decline and renewal. This culminated in the book (with co-author Salim Momtaz) Brooklyns Bushwick - Urban Renewal in New York, USA (Springer 2014). Still wanting to understand the urban changes in inner city neighbourhoods (beyond Erskineville of 1971), I continued (over a number of years) to monitor planning and development of the City of Sydney inner city areas. This monitoring focused on the question of how sustainable were the urban changes taking place in these Sydney neighbourhoods (given the rapid growth of Sydney into a global city). To prepare this book I spent five years (2009-2014) on the ground in the inner city of Sydney doing qualitative research field work, including