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Source country perceptions, experiences, and recommendations regarding health workforce migration: a case study from the Philippines
The Philippines continues to overproduce nurses for export. Little first-hand evidence exists from leading organisations in the Philippines concerning their experiences and perceptions in relation to Filipino nurse migration. What are their views about health workforce migration? This paper addresses this research gap by providing a source country perspective on Filipino nurse migration to Aust...


USDA Post Estimates Australia 2015 Rice Exports at 475,000 Tons, Up 3% from Previous Year
USDA Post estimates Australia to export around 475,000 tons of rice in 2015, up about 3% from an estimated 460,000 tons exported in 2014 due to expected increase in production. Australia exports 85% of its rice crop. The Post has estimated Australia MY 2014-15 (March 2015 - February 2016) paddy rice production at around 894,000 tons (around 644,000, basis milled), up about 7% from an estimates ...
Becoming music teacher educators: Learning from and with each other in a professional development community
During this heuristic phenomenological inquiry, we examined our lived experiences as five women (three doctoral students, two early career faculty) in the process of becoming music teacher educators participating in a year-long, online, group-facilitated professional development community (PDC). Data included recorded meetings via Skype, journal entries via a private Facebook blog, and written ...


Vegetable peptones increase production of type I collagen in human fibroblasts by inducing the RSK-CCAAT/enhancer binding protein-β phosphorylation pathway
Skin aging appears to be principally attributed to a decrease in type I collagen level and the regeneration ability of dermal fibroblasts. We hypothesized that vegetable peptones promote cell proliferation and production of type I collagen in human dermal fibroblasts. Therefore, we investigated the effects of vegetable peptones on cell proliferation and type I collagen production and their poss...
Lack of Efficient Irrigation and Milling Systems Hinder Cambodia Rice Production, Finds ADB Study
A study titled 'Improving Rice Production and Commercialization in Cambodia' by the Asia Development Bank (ADB) has found that Cambodia's rice sector is plagued by lack of efficient irrigation systems, domestic milling facilities and uncertified farm lands. The government prioritized the development of rice sector since 2010 and significant changes have occurred in the country's rice sector sin...


India Average Wholesale Rice Prices Increase Sharply in October 2014
India average wholesale rice prices increased sharply in October 2014 after they declined significantly in September 2014, according to official sources. The increase is mainly due to lower prospects for India's rice production in MY 2014-15 (October - September) by government departments. September decline has been due to ample supplies and expectation of better yields from the kharif main ric...
FAO Forecasts Vietnam 2014 Rice Exports at 6.5 Million Tons, Down 2% from Last Year
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has forecasted Vietnam's 2014 rice exports to increase to around 6.5 million tons, down about 2% from around 6.65 million tons exported in 2013 due to increased competition from Thailand, India and Pakistan. Vietnam exported around 4.8 million tons of rice in the first nine months of 2014, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA). The FAO...

FAO Estimates Pakistan 2014-15 Rice Exports at 3.5 Million Tons; Up 6% from Last Year
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has estimated Pakistan to export around 3.5 million tons of rice in 2014-15 (May - April), up about 6% from around 3.3 million tons exported in 2013-14 due to expected increased production this year. The FAO estimates Pakistan's 2014 paddy rice production at around 10.1 million tons (around 6.87 million tons, basis milled), down about 1% from abo...
Prices Slip after Iraq Asks for Tender Extension
The U. S. cash market was weaker today after it was reported that the Iraqi Grain Board asked for an extension for their latest tender until Thursday, November 6. Most analysts see this as a negative sign for the U. S. rice market due to the fact that the last 3 times the IGB canceled their white rice tenders they asked for extensions before doing so. As of today, offers declined to around $12....

Rwanda Unveils New Initiative to Boost Rice Production
The Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has unveiled a new initiative to boost rice production in country by increasing access to quality inputs as well as ensuring quality output from every stakeholder in the value chain, according to local sources. Under the new initiative, the RAB is planning to increase rice acreage over four fold from the current 15,000 hectares to around 65,000 hectares over t...
Surface Ozone - Emerging Threat to Rice Production in India?
Surface ozone or ground level ozone, referred to as "bad" ozone, is released into atmosphere when emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), Carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOC)- all called ozone precursors - react with solar radiation and wind. Percentage of surface ozone increases with an increase in solar radiation and increase in vehicular and industrial pollution (which tend ...

Thailand Targets One Million Tons More Rice sales under G2G Deals in 2014
Thailand's Commerce Ministry is reportedly negotiating with the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines as well as African and Middle East countries to secure government-to-government (G2G) deals to sell an additional 900,000 to one million tons of rice this year. The Ministry has already shipped over 700,000 tons of rice under G-2-G contracts to China, Indonesia and the Philippines, ac...
Parenting interventions in tic disorders: an exploration of parents' perspectives
Parents of children with tic disorders (e.g. Tourette syndrome) experience multiple challenges and stresses, which can impact on family functioning, children's well-being and could indirectly affect tic severity. Parenting interventions have been recommended for tic disorder populations; however, little is known about parents' views. MethodThe views of parents of children with tic disorders wer...
Cuerpos amiláceos en la neocorteza de pacientes con epilepsia del lóbulo temporal y displasia cortical focal
Los cuerpos amiláceos (CoA) se presentan en aproximadamente el 60% de los hipocampos atróficos resecados de pacientes con epilepsia del lóbulo temporal farmacorresistente (ELTFR). Su presencia en la neocorteza temporal lateral ha sido observada con menor frecuencia. El objetivo es evaluar la presencia, la distribución y la densidad de CoA en el lóbulo temporal lateral de pacientes con ELTF...
Spinor and Twistor Geometry in Einstein Gravity and Finsler Modifications
We present a generalization of the spinor and twistor geometry for (pseudo) Riemannian manifolds enabled with nonholonomic distributions or for Finsler–Cartan spaces modelled on tangent Lorentz bundles. Nonholonomic (Finsler) twistors are defined as solutions of generalized twistor equations determined by spin connections and frames adapted to nonlinear connection structures. We show that the...