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An outbreak of infections due to vancomycin-resistant Enterococ-cusfaecium (VREF) was recently observed in a hospital in Southern California. Several patients developed fatal bacteremia or intraabdom-inal infection due to VREF. The gastrointestinal tract is the principal site of colonization of VREF, and prior colonization with resistant bacteria often(More)
This paper examines the effects on examination performance of having a part-time job whilst in full-time post-sixteen education. The data cover 428 young people in sixth forms and further education colleges in Northern Ireland between 1993 and 1998. Between 35% and 45% of these young people engaged in part time employment during their spell of(More)
The views expressed are those of the author. Tables and figures are reproduced from McVicar et al. (2000) with the kind permission of DHFETE. It is widely believed that young people who are unemployed or inactive early on in the transition from school to work tend to become discouraged about their chances in the labour market. They also become less(More)
Since 1990, there has been a significant increase in the number of military operations that have required North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) nations to contribute forces as part of a multinational coalition or alliance. Moreover, the range of mission types has broadened to include peacekeeping, peace-support, and humanitarian operations. This trend(More)
Critical to the success of multinational military operations is a clear understanding of the varying cultural backgrounds of national contingents. Existing research suggests a host of different ways in which cultural differences may impact missions and jeopardize the successful completion of operations. This report has attempted to identify some of the(More)
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