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Prostate Cancer, Bone Metastases, and Treatment-Related Osteoporosis A Publication of The Bone and Cancer Foundation General Information about Prostate Cancer 1. Q. What is prostate cancer? A. Prostate cancer is an abnormal (malignant) growth of the prostate, a walnut-sized gland at the base of the urinary bladder in men. 2. Q. How common is prostate cancer? A. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men (except for skin cancer) and a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. In 2007, close to 218,890 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 27,050 men will die from prostate cancer in the U.S. 3. Q. How is prostate cancer diagnosed? A. Prostate cancer is most often diagnosed by needle biopsy of the prostate gland. Biopsies are usually advised for men found to have either an abnormal digital rectal exam (DRE) or elevated PSA blood level. (The medical term for PSA is prostate-specific antigen.) Some, but not all men with an abnormal DRE or PSA have prostate cancer. Digital rectal exam (DRE) — is a procedure in which a gloved finger is put into the rectum to check the prostate gland. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) — is a protein produced by the prostate gland. Its level goes up in the blood of some men who have prostate cancer. It can also go up with other conditions that affect the prostate. These include infections (prostatitis) and a non-cancerous growth that comes with aging, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). 4. Q. What are the risk factors for prostate cancer? A. Risk for prostate cancer increases with age. More than 90% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are older than 50 years. African-American men have a higher risk for prostate cancer than men of other races. A family history of prostate cancer increases prostate cancer risk. About 10% of prostate cancers appear to run in families although little is known about how or why this happens. Some environmental factors, including high intake of dietary fat, appear to increase prostate cancer risk. 5. Q. How is early-stage prostate cancer treated? A. There are several treatment choices for men with early-stage prostate cancer (tumors that appear confined to the prostate gland): Prostatectomy: surgical removal of the prostate gland. ...
In this paper we will examine the role of geometry in selected examples of art and architecture from selected regions of the Western World. We will start from the Byzantine Empire. In the beginning we will briefly look at the role of geometry in Byzantine architecture and architectural decorations. Then we will explore other types of architectural decorations where geometry was used while creating these decorations. We will examine selected Cosmati designs in Roman architecture and then we will show the geometry behind the Gothic tracery (part 2 of this paper). Most of the designs discussed in this paper are based on circular and interlaced shapes. We will show how these designs were created. We will use Geometer’s Sketchpad to recreate them. For most of us the word 'art' is a synonym of painting, sculpture and sometimes calligraphy. We consider also music as a form of art. For an average person art has nothing in common with mathematics or even geometry. However, if we look into the textbooks of history then we will find that ancient Greeks considered art and mathematics as tightly connected disciplines. There were many artists who have been inspired by mathematics and studied mathematics as a mean of complementing their works. The Greek sculptor Polykleitos recommended a series of mathematical proportions for carving the ideal male nude. Renaissance painters turned to mathematics and many of them became accomplished mathematicians themselves. We can find mathematics in creations of the middle century Islamic artists as well as in works of Gothic masons.
UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES A GOLDEN KEYWORD 1. SEARCH VOLUME This is the number of searches that a keyword gets on monthly basis. It indicates approximately how much trafﬁc we can get once we got ﬁrst page ranking for a speciﬁc keyword. Google Ranking Average Trafﬁc Share 1 32.5% 2 17.6% 3 11.4% The higher the search volume, the higher the amount of visitors your website can get once it ranks for the keyword. 4 8.1% 5 6.1% 6 4.4% The rule of thumb is to only pick a keyword with at least 1,500 monthly searches to make it worthwhile to rank for it. 7 3.5% 8 3.1% 9 2.6% 10 2.4% According to this research, a website with the ﬁrst position in the search results contributed to 33% of the trafﬁc, compared to 18% for the second position. The table on the left shows the breakdown of average trafﬁc percentages by Google result ranking for results 1-10. As you can see, we need to rank in at least top 3 to get a decent amount of trafﬁc. 2. COST PER CLICK CPC represents how much people are willing to pay for a click for a speciﬁc keyword. It also represents how much you can make per ad click if you have Adsense ad on your website (roughly 60% of the number showed). The higher the CPC, the more money to be made. In short, if people are paying a lot of money for a click for a certain search term, then the trafﬁc is lucrative and can bring in a lot of money for you. But for amazon afﬁliate website, CPC is not so important. 2 3. BUYER KEYWORDS Buyer keywords are keywords that include some phrases that show the interest and intent in buying things of a searcher. This is fairly simple. If a person types in “buy canon t3i”, it clearly shows that they’re looking to buy a new camera. Targeting this keyword will result in more sales. On the ﬂip side, if someone just types in “canon t3i”, they might be looking for photos, information and some other things related canon t3i. This keyword is still great but it’s not as proﬁtable as the ﬁrst keyword. Here are some samples of buyer keywords that you should focus on: • “Best [Keyword]” • “[Keyword] Review]” • “[Keyword” Reviews]” • “Top Rated [Keyword]” • “Where To Buy [Keyword]” • “[Keyword] Discount” • “[Keyword] Deals” 4. PROFITABILITY To ensure the highest proﬁtability possible, we need to only target keywords that have highpriced products available to promote. The rule of thumb is to aim for keywords that have products in the $50-$500 range. 5. SEASONALITY Search based around the word “Valentine” will not get high search volume in the summer. Search based on events will not get a large search volume in the future. This is a common sense. Be sure to enter your keyword to Google Trends to know that whether it gets sustainable search volume for all the year or just peak on a period of time. 3 HOW TO DO FIRST PAGE COMPETITION ANALYSIS This is really a skill that you need to master to succeed with niche website building. We’re not going to compete with big companies with huge budget, so we have to carefully select keywords that we know we can rank for with minimal effort. Google uses over 200 factors to determine the ranking of a website, but there’s only a few things that we need to consider when doing ﬁrst page competition analysis.
The Amazon Partner Program for Dummies In case you didn't know yet, Mark and I live in Budapest Hungary for most of the year. Why ? Because the city combines the best of a traditional european lifestyle and the nightlife of central Europe and a comfortable lifestyle here costs only half of what it would cost in western Europe. There's only one problem with this place: The product selection available in shops SUCKS due to a tiny local market with limited financial means. Plus, it's all overpriced, thanks to the local VAT set at 27% (the highest in Europe). But there's one company that saves the day for us, poor expats of Budapest: Amazon. Amazon UK and Germany both Ship most of their products to Hungary at Local store VAT rates (hint: they're much lower) and only a tiny surcharge for the freight. As a consequence, anything we need to buy that isn't needed this second goes through Amazon. And so does the purchases of an alarmingly increasing amount of people around the world and especially in the US. Here, take a pick at the sales growth of the Amazon group since 2007. Not many companies can more than 3x in 6 years when they start at 17 billion. Source: Wired.com This growth represents an incredible opportunity as an authority site owner. as you are able to refer traffic to quality products sold on that conversion engine that is amazon and get paid for it using the amazon partner program. What is the amazon partner program The amazon partner program is Amazon's very own affiliate program. That means that you can get paid for generating sales on Amazon. Being in the english speaking market, I only know of Amazon.com.au not running the partner program. Every other country should let you send traffic to them and pay you for conversion through the program. It's important to note that every version of Amazon runs its own program and program portal so you may have to sign up to several TLDs if you operate or receive traffic from several countries. Link to the partner programs portals of each country Don't worry, I'll teach you how to route your traffic to optimise conversion later in this guide. I recommend signing up per language. That means that if you're going to be writing in english, you should probably have an account on the US, UK, Canadian and Indian versions of Amazon. But what exactly do you get for promoting and selling products on Amazon ? Here is a quick fact table and a complete referral rate index: The Amazon Partner Program in a Nutshell Ability to link anywhere on Amazon.com 24 hour cookie duration 4-15% commissions on all items bought on Amazon $2/amazon prime signup. Tech (desktops, laptops, notebooks, tablets, and netbooks are limited to $25 referral fee.
Product breadth Higher potential commission payouts Giving your customers choice and the chance to comparison shop There is a fourth reason also: If you live in Colorado, Rhode Island, Illinois or North Carolina, Amazon has pulled their affiliate program out of those states because those states wanted to charge Amazon sales tax on sales that were referred by affiliates even though the person buying and selling the goods were not located in that state. In other words, if you live in Colorado and someone in New York sees your blog and buys something from Amazon that is shipped from Washington State to New York, then the state of Colorado wants the sales tax even though Amazon also paid it to New York. Makes sense, right? As you will see, some product categories at Buy.com pay higher commissions than Amazon. And Wal-Mart, although they pay less, does have thousands of products that Amazon does not have and often has other products that are cheaper. Lets take a look at the two programs. Buy.com Buy.com is mostly known for electronics but they actually have thousands of products in over 20 categories. Click here to learn more about the Buy.com Affiliate Program First of all lets take a look at the Buy.com commission payout schedule: 3% - Base Commission Rate 5% - For Office Supplies 6% - For Video Games, Bags, Books, Home & Outdoor, Baby & Toy, Music, Wine 8% - For Sports, Musical Instruments, Clothing & Shoes, Jewelry, Movies, Pet Supplies 9% - For Health & Beauty 11% - For Everything Else As you can see, although their base rate and Office supply rate are lower than Amazon and their rate for Video Games, Bags, Books, Home & Outdoor, Baby & Toy, Music, Wine is about the same, their rates for health & beauty and everything else is higher. Another interesting thing about Buy.com is that they sell wine. In fact they have some fabulous deals on wine. I was looking on the site recently and found one of my favorites, a Louis Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 for $22.99. that wine sells for over $30 at my local wine store. Buy.com has a full suite of tools to help affiliates succeed: Link Builder- link to any product using our easy to use link builder tool RSS feeds - for Today's Deals, Featured Products, and Top Sellers across all categories Product Catalogs - updated everyday High converting text links and banners New Suite of Apps & Widgets using Bento Box Buy.com also does frequent promotions. Here are a few recent ones: Deal of the Day, What's Shakin? (list of the hottest productions), Weekend Specials Free Shipping on thousands of products Monthly $5, $10, and $20 off Coupons to our various online stores Buy.com also puts out a weekly newsletter where you can learn about their promotions. Here is the schedule for the Affiliate Only Newsletter: Tuesday's Newsletter- includes Tech Deals, Seasonal Promotions, Big Ticket deals & Top Sellers Thursday's Newsletter- Includes Thursday Deals, Seasonal Promotions, Big Ticket items & Top Sellers Friday's Newsletter- Includes Friday Deals, Weekend Specials, & Sneak Previews to Mondays deals
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In an effort to keep consumers more informed about the reliability of the products they buy, over the past year and a half, SquareTrade has taken a look at the failure rates of many types and brands of laptops, cell phones, and game consoles. This time we turn our attention to digital cameras. In this reliability report, SquareTrade examines digital camera reliability from a few different angles. We start with an overview of digital camera failures, both from manufacturer defects and accidents. We then compare camera reliability by brand and price point. This analysis examines customer reported failure data from a sample of over 60,000 new digital cameras purchased by SquareTrade warranty customers (see Appendix for sample details). SquareTrade offers warranty plans that cover accidental damage as well as hardware failures, and we consider malfunctions from normal usage (“malfunctions”) separate from accidents (“accidents”) in our analysis. We refer to “total failure rate” as the sum of failure rates due to malfunctions and accidents. Among our conclusions, we found that almost 11% of digital cameras fail over the first 2 years of ownership, with 6.6% of failures coming from malfunctions and 4.1% from accidents. We also found the least expensive point-and-shoot digital cameras to be the least reliable, while expensive DSLR cameras tended to be the most reliable. This correlation between price and reliability was also found in SquareTrade’s earlier research on laptop computers as well. When we break the reported malfunction analysis down by brand and price, Panasonic clearly emerges as the most reliable brand of point-and-shoots. For example, on inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras, Panasonic had a malfunction rate of just 5.3% over the first 2 years. On the opposite end of the spectrum are Casio and Polaroid, with 2 year malfunction rates of 13.0% and 11.9% respectively. Now let’s delve into the data and take a look at the numbers. Please note that this study only includes digital cameras. Whenever we use the word camera, we are only referring to digital cameras.
This recipe ALWAYS receives rave reviews. It contains 190 calories and 2.5 grams of fat versus the 316 calories and 14 grams of fat in a slice of traditional pumpkin pie. Crust: 12 gingersnaps 1 lowfat cereal bar Pie: 1 16 ounce can pumpkin 1/2 cup egg whites or nonfat egg substitute 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 - 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice 1 12 ounce can evaporated skim milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a glass 9 inch pie pan with oil.Combine gingersnaps and cereal bars in blender or food processor. Pulse until fine. Form the crust by lining the pie pan with crumbs but not all the way to the top edge. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Pour into crust, going over the edge of the crust slightly - this prevents the crust from burning. Bake in the bottom of the oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30-40 minutes. Allow to cool slightly; cut into 8 wedges and serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers immediately. This pie is delicious with a spoonful of nonfat vanilla yogurt or nonfat whipped cream spooned over the top. Hint - you can make your own pumpkin pie spice with 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon and a 1/2 teaspoon each of ground ginger, ground nutmeg and ground cloves. Add half of this mixture to start and more as needed according to your personal preference. Serves 8 Nutritional Information per serving = 1/8th slice 190 calories 2.5 g fat 0 g saturated fat 0 cholesterol 170 mg sodium 35 g carbohydrate 2 g fiber 19 g sugars 7 g protein 130% DV vitamin A © copyright 2007 U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center The University of Michigan Health System web site does not provide specific medical advice and does not endorse any medical or professional service obtained through information provided on this site or any links to this site. Use of the UMHS web site does not replace medical consultation with a qualified health or medical professional to meet the health and medical needs of you or others.
A10 – Writing Your First Application This tutorial will show you how to write a basic application for BlackBerry devices. The application will display the simple “Hello World” message on the screen. To be able to do so it is required to have the following installed on your system: • Sun JDK • Eclipse SDK, • BlackBerry JDE Plug-in for Eclipse and • BlackBerry JDE Component Packs 4.3 – 4.7 If you need help setting up please look at A1 – Setting up Tools tutorial. If you are ready, launch the Eclipse, and go to your Workbench (Figure 1). Figure 1 Page | 4 Introduction In this tutorial I will show you the following: • How to setup and configure new BlackBerry project, • How to create classes, • Some details about UiApplication and MainScreen, • How to write a Hello World application and • How to run your application in simulator. Please note that you can always find more information about the APIs we are using in BlackBerry API reference document, which is the part of any JDE Component Pack (Figure 2). You can find it on your computer under Start / Programs / Research in Motion / BlackBerry JDE 4.x. Page | 5 Development Setting up New BlackBerry Project To setup your new BlackBerry project: 1. Click on File/New/Project menu. 2. Select BlackBerry project (Figure 3).
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