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The scantiness of buyers might be due to undeveloped sales channels, or the reluctance of buyers to pay an extra ten per cent for organic prawns--a premium negotiated by the IUCN on account that it compensates farmers for diminished yield (due to lower stocking density and slower growth rate).
Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, the Baltic states, even Greece, whatever the real or imagined glories of their distant past, have all been constituted and reconstituted out of lands and peoples whose history was once submerged in someone else's story." (33) The problem with such discourse is not merely the absence of reciprocity but the scantiness of spaces for the possibility of such reciprocity and for the reassertion by East Europeans themselves of "the epistemological value and agency of the non-[West-]European world." (34) Thus the East European indigenous "subalterns" (locals) remain speechless, as if silenced by the rhetorically powerful and speaking Western center.
There have been two reasons for this: the difficult nature of the argument, which can hardly cope with this regulation; and the scantiness of the poet's strength for overcoming this difficulty.
To overcome this scantiness the country needs massive investment.
Broadly speaking, key features of traditional non-profit and for-profit structures put them at odds with the inherently bifurcated character of SEs: for-profit models are too powerfully dominated by shareholder primacy and the resulting drive to maximize profits to comfortably accommodate the pursuit of public purposes, while non-profit models struggle to effectively generate scalable benefit due to the scantiness of funding streams available to channel back into the enterprise.
Some passages of this book (e.g., 57-63, 166-71) are footnoted with surprising scantiness, although the book is full of information, and inevitably we find some repetitions (cf.
"The ending promises a sequel, which might be better suited to television, given the basic production values, sheer scantiness of the plot, and the staccato screenplay."
Moreover, recent investigations [24, 25] have shown increasing concerns on the dependability of simulation results for wireless networks and argued the scantiness of experimental results [26].
In view of the scantiness of Avakubia specimens available, only few specimens were dissected since study of the soft parts inevitably involved destruction of the shell.
Some of the factors affecting the growth of this market are the inadequacy of proper standardization and calibration procedures for radiation detection devices, scantiness of adequate skill-sets among professionals handling the devices, and the lack of raw materials for manufacturing radiation detection devices.
Frederic Eden fell back on the accepted Whig party line: Blame the victim; "the miseries of the laboring Poor arose, less from the scantiness of their income ...
In this interview, McCunn and Yun engage with questions of the dialogics between the historical imagination, despite the problems of fragmented archival scantiness, and reasons why history matters.