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Determinants of Tax Evasion: Empirical Evidence from Ghana  [PDF]
Bismark Ameyaw, Dominic Dzaka
Modern Economy (ME) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/me.2016.714145
Abstract: For decades, researchers of tax systems and taxation as a whole are in a dilemma on the factors affecting taxpayers’ noncompliant behaviors. Numerous experimental and survey results concluded by tax researchers have identified characteristics of noncompliant taxpayers because tax revenues are seen as a major source of income in funding government expenditures. Globalization has called for a huge demand for numerous public services thereby forcing governments into increasing tax revenues to finance these projects. The demand of public service by government and taxpayers shifts the burden of taxes to taxpayers. The gap between tax revenues and tax expenditures are swelling thereby ensuring unbalanced government budgets due to taxpayers’ noncompliance. Understanding the causes of tax evasion calls for research into taxpayers’ reasons for evading taxes. The main aim of the study is investigating factors that have a detrimental effect on tax evasion in Ghana. In coming out with such factors, this research employed multiple regression techniques and factor analysis. The empirical results obtained from the analysis revealed that taxation and fiscal factors, demographic factors, administrative factors and economics factors are the main factors that have a significant effect on the evasion of taxes.
Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery  [PDF]
Dominic Emerson, Gregory Trachiotis
World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (WJCS) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/wjcs.2016.64010
Abstract: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains one of the most common procedures worldwide, and remains the gold standard therapy for symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) that involves the left main coronary artery, triple vessel CAD with or without left ventricular dysfunction, and other complex coronary CAD not amenable to percutaneous intervention, especially in diabetic patients or those with chronic total coronary occlusion. The majority of CABG operations are performed utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass, though beating heart or off-pump strategies have gained popularity by some surgeons. This review focuses on current technical strategies, and advances in conduit harvest and utility, and fundamental management components of cardiopulmonary bypass and beating heart principles.
Constant scalar curvature metrics on connected sums
Dominic Joyce
International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences , 2003, DOI: 10.1155/s016117120310806x
Abstract: The Yamabe problem (proved in 1984) guarantees the existence of a metric of constant scalar curvature in each conformal class of Riemannian metrics on a compact manifold of dimension n≥3, which minimizes the total scalar curvature on this conformal class. Let (M′,g′) and (M″,g″) be compact Riemannian n-manifolds. We form their connected sumM′#M″ by removing small balls of radius ϵ from M′, M″ and gluing together the 𝒮n−1 boundaries, and make a metric g on M′#M″ by joining together g′, g″ with a partition of unity. In this paper, we use analysis to study metrics with constant scalar curvature on M′#M″ in the conformal class of g. By the Yamabe problem, we may rescale g′ and g″ to have constant scalar curvature 1,0, or −1. Thus, there are 9 cases, which we handle separately. We show that the constant scalar curvature metrics either develop small “necks” separating M′ and M″, or one of M′, M″ is crushed small by the conformal factor. When both sides have positive scalar curvature, we find three metrics with scalar curvature 1 in the same conformal class.
Spinal Cord Stimulation: The Clinical Application of New Technology
Dominic Hegarty
Anesthesiology Research and Practice , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/375691
Abstract: The use of neuromodulation for pain relief is among the fastest-growing areas of medicine, involving many diverse specialties and impacting on hundreds of thousands of patients with numerous disorders worldwide. As the evidence of efficacy improves, the interest in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) will increase because it is minimally invasive, safe, and a reversible treatment modality with limited side effect profile. While the mechanism of action evades complete understanding, the technological improvements have been considerable and current neuromodulation developments have been coupled with the rapid growth of the neuromodulation device industry resulting in the development of the next-generation neuromodulation systems. The development, the newest technicaliti and the future for the clinical application of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) are reviewed here. 1. Introduction Neuromodulation is among the fastest-growing areas of medicine, involving many diverse specialties and impacting on hundreds of thousands of patients with numerous disorders worldwide [1]. Historically, electricity, either in the form of the torpedo fish or man-made electrotherapy, has been used to try and cure various ailments [2]. For example, in the middle of the 18th century “electroanalgesia” became advocated for the treatment of angina pectoris, gout, headaches, pleuritic pain, and sciatica. However, by the 20th century the enthusiasm for the medical use of electricity became associated with “quackery” [3] and was banned from clinical practice. In 1965 Melzack and Wall presented the “Gate Theory” [4], which postulated that stimulation of nonpainful stimuli can inhibit painful afference, thereby offering the opportunity to align basic research with the clinical application of electricity which has resulted in the development of neuromodulation techniques as we know them today [5–7]. While the mechanism of action evades complete understanding, the technological improvements have been considerable and current neuromodulation developments have been coupled with the rapid growth of the neuromodulation device industry resulting in the development of the next-generation neuromodulation systems. The development, the newest technicalities, and the future for the clinical application of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) are reviewed here. 2. Principles of Neuromodulation Essentially there are two components of a fully implanted SCS system: the electrodes (or lead) and an implantable pulse generator (IPG). In SCS the placement of epidural electrodes is generally targeted at the dorsal column of
A forma??o de adultos confrontada pelo imperativo biográfico
Dominicé, Pierre;
Educa??o e Pesquisa , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S1517-97022006000200010
Abstract: the focus of this text is the issue of adult education in our days. it aims at offering elements to contribute to form someone, by considering that every educator needs to know what was formative in his/her own life history. the text defends the idea that the biographical construction tends to become the main purpose of the education of adults, but that we have to seek new horizons of biographical construction, because the course of life has experienced, in consequence of the rupture of linearity that has characterized most professional paths, new tensions, but also unsuspected possibilities. in this sense, the article considers the biographical plurality that is a feature of the social contexts of contemporary life. the ambient instability, the loss of cultural references, the speed of emergence of new technologies, all force a kind of readaptation of the educative basis upon which life histories are founded. the process of formation then becomes a prolonged search for oneself in a world that demands a strong personal consistency to face the challenges posed to each person in today's society. such existential experimentation will certainly bring surprises, particularly in contexts of social conformity. we shall be, at any rate, before a confrontation of generations which, by virtue of their biographical divergences, may have difficulty to recognize each other. the educative biographical report practiced at geneva's higher education offers countless illustrations of the biographical challenges faced especially by the professionals of education.
Die Bedeutung von Kultur in der sprachwissenschaftlichen Forschung The Notion of Culture in Linguistic Research La noción de cultura en la investigación lingüística
Dominic Busch
Forum : Qualitative Social Research , 2008,
Abstract: Sprachwissenschaftliche Forschungsarbeiten zur interkulturellen Kommunikation gehen meist davon aus, dass kulturelle Einflüsse auf soziales Handeln im kommunikativen Austausch sichtbar werden. Darauf aufbauend wird meist umgekehrt ebenfalls geschlossen, dass eine wissenschaftliche Untersuchung kommunikativen Austauschs als Grundlage für eine angemessene Erfassung und Beschreibung interkultureller Kommunikation im Allgemeinen ausreicht. Da sprachwissenschaftliche Theorien meist kaum M glichkeiten der Integration eines Kulturbegriffs offenhalten, sehen sich Autor/innen entsprechender Studien in der Regel gezwungen, Kulturdefinitionen aus benachbarten Disziplinen wie der Psychologie, der Soziologie oder der Anthropologie zu übernehmen. Forschungsarbeiten, die aus diesem transdisziplin ren Ansatz heraus entstehen, unterscheiden sich demnach meist erheblich in ihren Annahmen darüber, wie, an welcher Stelle und in welchem Moment eines kommunikativen Prozesses Kultur soziales Handeln mit welchen Auswirkungen beeinflusst. W hrend Forschungsüberblicke mit dem Ziel einer entsprechenden Systematik meist zwischen primordialen und konstruktivistischen Ans tzen unterscheiden, erm glicht eine weiterführende Analyse pr zisere und detailliertere Differenzierungen angenommener Einflüsse von Kultur auf soziales Handeln. Der vorliegende Beitrag analysiert eine Auswahl unterschiedlicher sprachwissenschaftlicher Herangehensweisen an Themenstellungen interkultureller Kommunikation, wie beispielsweise der interkulturellen und kontrastiven Pragmatik, der interaktionalen Soziolinguistik, der Ethnografie der Kommunikation, der Ethnomethodologie sowie der Diskursanalyse. Dabei werden die jeweils zugrunde gelegten Kulturverst ndnisse herausgearbeitet und miteinander verglichen. Darüber hinaus deutet die vorliegende Analyse darauf hin, dass die jeweils pr ferierten und adaptierten Kulturverst ndnisse einem zeitlichen Wandel unterliegen. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0901508 Many works on intercultural communication from the field of linguistics share the assumption that influences of culture on social interaction will manifest in communicative exchanges—and conversely, that an academic's look at these exchanges will be a sufficient basis for an adequate description of what intercultural communication is supposed to be about. Linguistic theory itself lacking of places to integrate culture as a factor into its concepts, urges scholars to borrow operationalizations of culture from neighboring disciplines like e.g. different strands of psychology, sociology or anthropology. Approaches resultin
Malte Friedrich, Urbane Kl nge. Popmusik und Imagination der Stadt, Bielefeld: Transcript 2010
Dominic LaRue
Act : Zeitschrift für Musik & Performance , 2011,
Abstract: Fragen der Urbanit t rücken seit einigen Jahren vermehrt ins Zentrum des Interesses der Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften und so auch der Musikwissenschaft. Ein aktueller Beitrag zu m glichen Korrelationen von Musik und urbanem Raum ist vorliegende Arbeit des Soziologen Malte Friedrich. Der Autor widmet sich der Frage, "welchen Einfluss die Stadtumgebung auf die Produktion von popul rer Musik hat und wie diese die Wahrnehmungsweise und das Erleben von Stadt mit beeinflusst." (S. 14) Dabei geht es ihm um die Schlie ung einer Lücke in der Stadtforschung, die er in der fehlenden Würdigung musikalischer Kl nge als Repr sentationen des Urbanen ausmacht.
Comment on "What is the Value of an Archaeology Degree?"
Dominic Perring
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology , 2006, DOI: 10.5334/pia.262
Open Source Interoperability: It's More than Technology
Dominic Sartorio
Technology Innovation Management Review , 2008,
Abstract: The Open Solutions Alliance is a consortium of leading commercial open source vendors, integrators and end users dedicated to the growth of open source based solutions in the enterprise. We believe Linux and other infrastructure software, such as Apache, has become mainstream, and packaged solutions represent the next great growth opportunity. However some unique challenges can temper that opportunity. These challenges include getting the word out about the maturity and enterprise-readiness of those solutions, ensuring interoperability both with each other and with other proprietary and legacy solutions, and ensuring healthy collaboration between vendors and their respective customer and developer communities.
Arthur Terry o el compromís acadèmic
Dominic Keown
Llengua & Literatura , 2004, DOI: 10.2436/l&l.vi.1127
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