Sustainable harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Polyscias nodosa) in a coconut-malapapaya agroforestry scheme

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the project done in order to determine the cost-effective and ecologically-sound harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Malapapaya. Specifically, the project aimed to (1) characterize different Malapapaya production and harvesting sites; (2) determine productivity and cost factors of various harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Malapapaya; (3) compare productivity and costs of the various systems; (4) assess indicative ecological impacts of the various systems;...

Inguinal hernia repair without mesh-New technique

submitted by: desarda
“Complete cure from groin hernia is now possible with Dr.Desarda's inguinal hernia repair technique.......” Mesh is a foreign body. Therefore, its use in hernia repairs is known to cause all sorts of complications like pain, recurrence, infection etc. We have developed an innovative new technique of inguinal hernia repair without mesh. It uses your own body muscle for repair and gives virtually complete cure from inguinal hernia problem. An undetached strip of the external oblique...

This video shows recovery of David after his inguinal hernia repair done in India

submitted by: desarda
A STORY OF MR. DAVID FROM USA LOS ANGELES IS WORTH LISTENING: Mr. David said that he did not wish to insert a foreign body like mesh in his body for hernia repair. He had heard from his friends and well wishers and also read and learnt from the internet about complications of a foreign body or mesh and the chances of recurrences after mesh repair. He made an immense research on the internet for any available technique of hernia repair that does not use mesh. He found to his amazement that...

Strategic Network Formation with Structural Holes

submitted by: dougramsey
Presented by Siddharth Suri, Yahoo! Research Scientist. A fundamental principle in social network research is that individuals can benefit from serving as intermediaries between others who are not directly connected. Through such intermediation, they potentially can broker the flow of information and synthesize ideas arising in different parts of the network. These principles form the underpinning for the theory of structural holes, which studies the ways in which individuals, particularly...

Talk by Jim Nelson

submitted by: dougramsey

Jim Nelson talks about what needs to be done to help the learning gaps in children of different backgrounds be bridged and points out that one of the causes of the problem is the competency of the teaching staff in terms of education and pedagogic skills.