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Living Among Friends

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The kids have moved away! What do we do now? Thousands of Baby Boomers have asked themselves the same question. They’ve looked for alternative homes, but nothing affordable seems quite right. Should you move closer to your grown children? Should you stay put? Rent vs. own? Move to the mountains, or perhaps the beach? How about moving to a smaller town? The good news is that Boomers will most likely live longer than their parents. (If you are sixty-five, you have a twenty-five percent chance of living past ninety.) The bad news is that most of us have not prepared to live that long. So, what are we to do? Regardless of your situation, you do have alternatives. Let’s make the most of the final one-third of our lives. Step back, relax, and take a journey with me as we explore housing alternatives, some of which I’ll bet you have not considered.

Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 26 – ANCIENT ARMAGEDDON PDF Download

Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 26 – ANCIENT ARMAGEDDON PDF Download Pdf/ePub eBook Author: atlantisrising.com
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In this 88-page download: LETTERS EARLY RAYS HILLY ROSE THE DAILY GRAIL The Internet’s Best Alternative Science Site Now in Print THE LAST HOURS OF THE KURSK Remote Viewers Go Where TV Cameras Cannot WERE THE PYRAMIDS POURED? Chris Dunn Takes a Look at a Controversial Theory EDEN IN ARMENIA Reader Sleuthing for the Cradle of Civilization A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN MACK Deeper New Insight into UFO Abduction HOW OLD WERE THE OLMECS? Very Old Indeed, Says Zecharia Sitchin? THE PRIEST AND HIS TIME MACHINE Were the Authorities Trying to Keep Us in the Dark? THE METALS OF THE GODS David Hatcher Childress on the Advanced Ancient Sciences of Metallurgy ANCIENT ARMAGEDDON Did the Ancients Use Atomic Weapons ? THE VIVAXIS CONNECTION Can Your Connection with Mother Earth Heal You? NONLOCAL CONSCIOUSNESS Jeane Manning Talks to Russell Targ ASTROLOGY BOOKS RECORDINGS

PostScript & Acrobat/PDF

PostScript & Acrobat/PDF Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Merz
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Originally entitled the "PostScript and Acrobat Bible" in German, this handbook achieves the seemingly impossible: it covers this tricky and technical field in an entertaining manner without getting bogged down in PostScript programming. It explains how several components work together and how to deal with real-world application and operating-system problems. The author genuinely wants to assist in overcoming cross-platform barriers using MS-DOS, Windows, Macintosh or UNIX and, accordingly, neither the book nor the tools are limited to one particular platform or operating system. The 9 chapters and 3 appendixes run the entire gamut, from the very basics right up to Ghostscript and the whole is creatively designed, making use of comical illustrations. In short, essential reading for all technically minded users of PostScript and Acrobat/PDF - from PC owners wanting to get the most out of their laser printers to graphic artists with Macs to system administrators and online publishers.

Challenges of the Housing Economy

Challenges of the Housing Economy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin Jones,Michael White,Neil Dunse
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This timely book addresses key challenges faced by policy makersand the house-building industry in a post-credit crunch world. Itexamines the implications for households, the housing market, theeconomy, as well as for government's policy choices. Challenges of the Housing Economy: an internationalperspective brings together experts from around the world toexamine recent housing market trends. The contributions revealcommon long-term trends in housing markets worldwide. Despitedifferences in supply conditions and the role of planning, there isa trend toward rising house prices that has created significantbarriers to home ownership for young households while increasingthe wealth of older generations. The financial crisis had adifferential impact on housing markets but in many countries wheremortgage finance became severely constrained, house prices fell andthere was a dramatic fall in housing construction. The falls inhouse prices in these countries have ostensibly improvedaffordability but the housing markets have been dominated by thelowering of loan to values applicable to new mortgages which hasfurther raised the hurdles to potential first-time purchasers. At the same time as young households are increasingly rationedout of owner-occupation, public sector expenditure cut-backs inmany countries result in limited new social housing. Instead, valuefor money imperatives will mean new funding models for affordablehousing that require greater use of public-private partnerships.The private rented sector could potentially meet the demand for thenew generation of long-term renters. However, there are doubts - inthe UK at least - that this sector will be able to expandsignificantly or provide an appropriate type and standard ofhousing. This is an essential advanced text for students and researchersof land economy and land management; property and real estate;housing policy; and urban studies.

Finance for housing

Finance for housing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cathy Davis
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The global financial crisis of 2007-08 was triggered by sub-prime mortgage mis-selling in the US and the global sale of these debts as new bonds. Austerity programmes are designed to reduce the borrowing that governments undertook to stabilise failing banking systems but the UK's Coalition government is using 'austerity' as a cover to dismantle the welfare state. Housing is at the forefront of these changes. Mortgages and rental costs are rising as 'the market' dictates them, while people with low incomes now receive substantially less financial help from the welfare state. In this much-needed text by an experienced author with a policy background, current housing finance issues (and their history) are linked with broader social policy and political themes. It covers the finance of building and refurbishment, managing and maintaining property for all the different tenures (owner occupation, council housing, housing association and private renting), and discusses whether current arrangements are sustainable. Written for housing, social policy and politics students and staff, it is also accessible to anyone concerned about housing in Britain today.

Making Progress in Housing

Making Progress in Housing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sean McNelis
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This book presents a new approach to housing research, one that is relevant to all the social sciences. Housing research is diverse and operates across many disciplines, approaches and methods making collaboration difficult. This book outlines a methodological framework that enables researchers from many different fields to collaborate in solving complex and seemingly intractable housing problems. It shows how we can make progress in housing research and deliver better housing outcomes through an integrated approach. Drawing on the work of renowned Canadian methodologist, philosopher, theologian and economist, Bernard Lonergan (1904–1984), McNelis outlines a framework for collaborative research: Functional Collaboration. This new form of collaboration divides up the work of housing research into functional specialties. These distinguish eight inter-related questions that arise in the process of moving from the current housing situation through to providing practical advice to decision-makers. To answer each question a different method is required. Making progress in housing is the result of finding new answers to this complete set of eight inter-related questions. This approach to collaboration opens up a new discourse on method in housing and social research as well as new debates on progress and the nature of science.

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Friedrich Engels
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The most influential theory of the origins of women's oppression in the modern era, in a beautiful new edition In this provocative and now-classic work, Frederick Engels explores the interrelated development of the family and the state from ancient society to the Victorian era. Drawing on new anthropological theories of his time, Engels argued that matriarchal communal societies had been overthrown by class society and its emphasis on private, not communal, property and monogamous, rather than polygamous, sexual organization. This historical development, Engels argued, constituted "the world-historic defeat of the female sex." A masterclass in the application of materialist thought to history and anthropology, and touching on love, monogamy, property, and the development of the human, this landmark work is still foundational in Marxist and socialist feminist theory.

Hot Property

Hot Property Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rob Nijskens,Melanie Lohuis,Paul Hilbers,Willem Heeringa
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Hot Property by Rob Nijskens,Melanie Lohuis,Paul Hilbers,Willem Heeringa Summary

This open access book discusses booming housing markets in cities around the globe, and the resulting challenges for policymakers and central banks. Cities are booming everywhere, leading to a growing demand for urban housing. In many cities this demand is out-pacing supply, which causes house prices to soar and increases the pressure on rental markets. These developments are posing major challenges for policymakers, central banks and other authorities responsible for ensuring financial stability, and economic well-being in general.This volume collects views from high-level policymakers and researchers, providing essential insights into these challenges, their impact on society, the economy and financial stability, and possible policy responses. The respective chapters address issues such as the popularity of cities, the question of a credit-fueled housing bubble, the role of housing supply frictions and potential policy solutions. Given its scope, the book offers a revealing read and valuable guide for everyone involved in practical policymaking for housing markets, mortgage credit and financial stability.

The Giver

The Giver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lois Lowry
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In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

Home Truths

Home Truths Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liam Halligan
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Housing is increasingly unaffordable in many parts of the UK, with prices and rents rising much faster than earnings because, over many decades, far too few homes have been built. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the homes shortage has become more acute – sending housing affordability to the top of the political agenda. Combining analysis with reportage, Home Truths draws on extensive interviews with cabinet ministers, civil servants, planning officials, leading property executives and priced-out homebuyers from across the country. Informed by deep economic research and political access at the highest level, the book is a no-holds-barred critique of the UK’s chronic housing shortage, concluding with eye-catching policy proposals of direct relevance to both Parliament and regional and national government.

Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Napoleon Hill
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Ever wondered how life would be if we could condition our minds to Think and Grow Rich? Author Napoleon Hill claims to have based this book on twenty years of rigorous research on the lives of those who had amassed great wealth and made a fortune. Observing their habits, their ways of working and the principles they followed, Hill put together laws and philosophies that can be practiced in everyday life to achieve all-round success. The narrative is rich with stories and anecdotes, which not only inspire, but also show a way forward to take action. After all, riches are not just material, but also pertaining to the mind, body and spirit. Having sold more than fifteen million copies across the world, this book remains the most read self-improvement book of all times!

Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adolf Hitler
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‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.

International Faculty in Higher Education

International Faculty in Higher Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Yudkevich,Philip G. Altbach,Laura E. Rumbley
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International Faculty in Higher Education by Maria Yudkevich,Philip G. Altbach,Laura E. Rumbley Summary

In an interconnected and globally competitive environment, faculty mobility across countries has become widespread, yet is little understood. Grounded in qualitative methodology, this volume offers a cutting-edge examination of internationally mobile academics today and explores the approaches and strategies that institutions pursue to recruit and integrate international teachers and scholars into local universities. Providing a range of research-based insights from case studies in key countries, this resource offers higher education scholars and administrators a comparative perspective, helping to explain the impact that international faculty have on the local university, as well as issues of retention, promotion, salaries, and the challenges faced by these internationally mobile academics.

Alberta

Alberta Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Church,Neale Smith
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Alberta: A Health System Profile provides the first detailed description of Alberta’s health care system and the underpinning political and social forces that have shaped it. Drawing on significant wealth from government revenues generated through the energy sector, Alberta has been able to develop an extensive public health and health care infrastructure. Alberta has used its financial resources to attract health professionals by offering the highest levels of financial compensation in Canada. However, although it spends more per capita than other Canadian jurisdictions, Alberta’s health care system costs and health outcomes are mediocre compared to those of many other Canadian jurisdictions. This unexpected outcome is the consequence of the unique interplay of economic and political forces within Alberta’s political economy. Through an examination of Alberta’s political and economic history, and using research on the structures and services provided, Alberta: A Health Systems Profile provides a detailed description of the programs and services that constitute Alberta’s health care system.

Basic introduction to nursing home federal requirements

Basic introduction to nursing home federal requirements Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna May Xu
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This is a simplified guide to the 2018 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes. I'm studying for the nursing home administrator exam (NAB) and we have to know about all the rules and regulations. So, I read the laws and I wrote up an easy-to-understand guide to the laws. Enjoy! Hope this helps you on your AIT exam.

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Scannell
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
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The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration by Mary Scannell Summary

Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.

World Migration Report 2008

World Migration Report 2008 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: International Court of Justice
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The task of formulating workable approaches to the management of international migration remains a formidable challenge for the community, one that will require both time and effort over the coming years. In what terms are we to develop comprehensive migration management strategies that will help us achieve coherence of action? What organizing principles should be adopted? Is there, in conceptual terms, a point of leverage to move the debate forward? Part of the problem lies in the difficulty of coming to a consensus about the fundamental nature of migration and its outcomes. Underlying the current and welcome inclination to acknowledge the potentially beneficial outcomes of migratory phenomena are many questions that are yet to be fully resolved. In the midst of that uncertainty there are suggestions worth exploring that contemporary migration – as opposed to whatever its historical antecedents may have been – is uniquely related to and defined by those processes of economic and social integration collectively known as globalization. The argument is that, whether by design or not, these developments are largely responsible for the creation of an unprecedented context in which human mobility seeks to find expression on a genuinely global scale. The World Migration Report 2008 tackles this issue directly and seeks to identify policy options that might contribute to the development of broad and coherent strategies to better match demand for migrant workers with supply in safe, humane and orderly ways. Part A of the Report explores the nature and magnitude of the need for such strategies through the observation and analysis of a wide range of contemporary migratory patterns linked to economic purposes while Part B discusses the contours of possible policy responses.

When Texas Prison Scams Religion

When Texas Prison Scams Religion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael G. Maness
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State ordained child torturer Minister prisoner represents the offices of the Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, TDCJ. Bryan Collier, TCBJ, and wardens throughout the prison–but the greatest piece of fantasy is how the Executive Culture of cover ups came to see this Fool’s Parade as good for Texas, even “God’s will” to change the world. TDCJ destroys records of violence after 7 years and has hired the lowest qualified of the applicant pool many times in the last 25 years, even ordered the cleaning of contraband at the Polunsky Prison, and all those responsible for covering up a horde were promoted! 25 years of this! Who thinks a director that allowed that can competently supervise a naïve volunteer in a systemwide program of indenturing prisoners? Why is the director sponsoring psychopaths counseling psychopaths? Answer? MONEY–selling the Fool’s Parade Fantasy that buying faith from prisoners with favor turns them into saints after 4 years of Bible to naïve Evangelicals. Who thinks it JUSTICE that 400,000,000 hours of officer contact has zero definitive influence on parole when a commissioner spends

Creating Defensible Space

Creating Defensible Space Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Oscar Newman
Editor: DIANE Publishing
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The appearance of Oscar Newman's Defensible SpaceÓ in 1972 signaled the establishment of a new criminological subdiscipline that has come to be called by many Crime Prevention Through Environmental DesignÓ or CPTED. Over the years, Mr. Newman's ideas have proven to have significant merit in helping the Nation's citizens reclaim their urban neighborhoods. This casebook will assist public & private organizations with the implementation of Defensible Space theory. This monograph draws directly from Mr. Newman's experience as consulting architect. Illustrations.

A Difficult Transition

A Difficult Transition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mandira Sharma,Seira Tamang
Editor: Zubaan
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The Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia research project (coordinated by Zubaan and supported by the International Development Research Centre) brings together, for the first time in the region, a vast body of research on this important – yet silenced – subject. Six country volumes (one each on Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and two on India, as well as two standalone volumes) comprising over fifty research papers and two book-length studies, detail the histories of sexual violence and look at the systemic, institutional, societal, individual and community structures that work together to perpetuate impunity for perpetrators. The essays in this volume focus on Nepal, which though not directly colonized, has not remained immune from the influence of colonialism in its neighbourhood. In addition to home-grown feudal patriarchal structures, the writers in this volume clearly demonstrate that it is the larger colonial and post-colonial context of the subcontinent that has enabled the structuring of inequalities and power relations in ways that today allow for widespread sexual violence and impunity in the country – through legal systems, medical regimes and social institutions. The period after the 1990 democratic movement, the subsequent political transformation in the aftermath of the Maoist insurgency and the writing of the new constitution, has seen an increase in public discussion about sexual violence. The State has brought in a slew of legislation and action plans to address this problem. And yet, impunity for perpetrators remains intact and justice elusive. What are the structures that enable such impunity? What can be done to radically transform these? How must States understand the search for justice for victims and survivors of sexual violence? This volume addresses these and related issues. Published by Zubaan.

The New Brooklyn

The New Brooklyn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kay S. Hymowitz
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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In The New Brooklyn, Kay Hymowitz chronicles the policies and events that transformed Brooklyn so dramatically in such a short period of time. Her portrait of the dramatic transformation of one urban center offers prescriptions that any city can employ and will be required reading for everyone interested in the rebirth of America’s cities.

Are Prisons Obsolete?

Are Prisons Obsolete? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Angela Y. Davis
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With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration", and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.

Aging in Hong Kong

Aging in Hong Kong Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Woo
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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With the longest life expectancy for men and the second longest for women, Hong Kong typifies our planet’s aging population. The daily lives of its older adults closely match the advantages and disadvantages experienced by urban elders in other developed countries. For these reasons, Hong Kong’s elderly serve as a salient guide to older people’s social, psychological, and healthcare needs—concerns of increasing importance as the world grows older. Aging in Hong Kong examines this emblematic population as a case study specifically in comparison with their counterparts in the West, shedding light on diverse, interrelated currents in the aging experience. Referencing numerous international studies, the book contrasts different health service arrangements and social factors and relates them to a variety of health outcomes. Its wide-ranging coverage documents health and illness trends, reviews age-friendly policy initiatives, relates health literacy to patients’ active role in their own care, and discusses elders as an underserved group in the division of limited health funding and resources. This multiple focus draws readers’ attention to policies that need revisiting or retooling as chapters analyze major life areas including: Living environment. Retirement and post-retirement employment issues. Financial asset management. Health literacy regarding aging issues. Elder-positive service delivery models. Ageism in the prioritization of healthcare. End-of-life issues. By assembling such a wealth of data on its subject, Aging in Hong Kong puts ongoing challenges into clear focus for gerontologists, sociologists, health and cross-cultural psychologists, public health policymakers, and others involved in improving the quality of elders’ lives.

Local Content Policies in the Oil and Gas Sector

Local Content Policies in the Oil and Gas Sector Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Silvana Tordo,Michael Warner,Osmel Manzano,Yahya Anouti
Editor: World Bank Publications
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Local Content Policies in the Oil and Gas Sector by Silvana Tordo,Michael Warner,Osmel Manzano,Yahya Anouti Summary

A number of countries have recently discovered and are developing oil and gas reserves. Policy makers in such countries are anxious to obtain the greatest benefits for their economies from the extraction of these exhaustible resources by designing appropriate policies to achieve desired goals. One important theme of such policies is the so-called local content created by the sector—the extent to which the output of the extractive industry sector generates further benefits to the economy beyond the direct contribution of its value-added, through its links to other sectors. While local content policies have the potential to stimulate broad-based economic development, their application in petroleum-rich countries has achieved mixed results. This paper describes the policies and practices meant to foster the development of economic linkages from the petroleum sector, as adopted by a number of petroleum-producing countries both in and outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Examples of policy objectives, implementation tools, and reporting metrics are provided to derive lessons of wider applicability. The paper presents various conclusions for policy makers about the design of local content policies.

Living a good life with Dementia

Living a good life with Dementia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liz Leach Murphy,Jayna Patel
Editor: Critical Publishing
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A practical guide to helping those living with dementia live their best life in a way that makes sense to them. Essential reading for anyone working with people living with dementia, this book explains the concept of Self-Directed Support and Care for people living with dementia and links the various Person Centred approaches within dementia care with Person Centred Planning and Community based approaches. As the content unfolds, the concept of the Dementia Care Triad (people living with dementia, unpaid carers and professional carers) is explored and developed further to include the layer of community. The links between the health and social care legal context, guidance documents and national dementia strategies are presented with good, actionable practice, approaches, tools and informed advice to achieve Person Centred dementia care and support, with an emphasis on communities Living a Good Life with Dementia will help professionals and carers gain knowledge and insight to be able to develop creative ideas for the care and support they want to have in place.

Ageing in Australia

Ageing in Australia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate O’Loughlin,Colette Browning,Hal Kendig
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Ageing in Australia by Kate O’Loughlin,Colette Browning,Hal Kendig Summary

This stimulating volume examines the many faces of Australia’s ageing population, the social and health issues they contend with, and the steps being taken—and many that should be taken—to help ensure a more positive and productive later life. Individual and societal ageing are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially diverse, and marked by daily life challenges stemming from the country’s economic structures, attitudes, geography, political landscape, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging coverage (e.g., health, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses options available to older people, and the role of families, employers, service providers, government agencies, and others in promoting or expanding those choices. The book’s double emphasis on challenges in older people’s lives and opportunities for enhancing their quality of life is on clear display as case studies examine policy issues—and propose solutions—in a societal and individual context. Included in the coverage: · Australian developments in ageing: issues and history. · Cultural diversity, health, and ageing. · Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to diversity in policy and practice. · Enhancing the health and employment participation of older workers. · Housing and the environments of ageing. · Health services and care for older people. The rich examples in Ageing in Australia contain a depth of understanding and evidence for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists studying ageing, health care professionals providing care to older people, and policy analysts assessing areas for improvement.

Recent Advances in Computer Science and Information Engineering

Recent Advances in Computer Science and Information Engineering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zhihong Qian,Lei Cao,Weilian Su,Tingkai Wang,Huamin Yang
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Recent Advances in Computer Science and Information Engineering by Zhihong Qian,Lei Cao,Weilian Su,Tingkai Wang,Huamin Yang Summary

CSIE 2011 is an international scientific Congress for distinguished scholars engaged in scientific, engineering and technological research, dedicated to build a platform for exploring and discussing the future of Computer Science and Information Engineering with existing and potential application scenarios. The congress has been held twice, in Los Angeles, USA for the first and in Changchun, China for the second time, each of which attracted a large number of researchers from all over the world. The congress turns out to develop a spirit of cooperation that leads to new friendship for addressing a wide variety of ongoing problems in this vibrant area of technology and fostering more collaboration over the world. The congress, CSIE 2011, received 2483 full paper and abstract submissions from 27 countries and regions over the world. Through a rigorous peer review process, all submissions were refereed based on their quality of content, level of innovation, significance, originality and legibility. 688 papers have been accepted for the international congress proceedings ultimately.

A Healthcare Solution

A Healthcare Solution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark A. Vonderembse,David D. Dobrzykowski
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The evidence is undeniable. By any measure, the US spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, yet its health outcomes as measure by longevity are in the bottom half among developed countries, and its health-related quality of life has remained constant or declined since 1998. In addition to high costs and lower than expected outcomes, the healthcare delivery system is plagues by treatment delays as it can take weeks to see a specialist, and many people have limited or no access to care. Part of the challenge is that the healthcare delivery system is a large, complex, and sophisticated value creation chain. Successfully changing this highly interconnected system is difficult and time consuming because the underlying problems are hard to comprehend, the root causes are many, the solution is unclear, and the relationships among problems, causes, and solution are multifaceted. To address these issues, the book carefully explains the underlying problems, examines their root causes using information, data, and logic, and presents a comprehensive and integrated solution that addresses these causes. These three steps are the methodological backbone of this book. A solution depends on understanding and applying the principles of patient-centered care (PCC) and resource management. PCC puts patients, supported by their primary care physicians, back in the role as decision makers and depends on patients being responsible for their health including making good life-style choices. After all, the best way to reduce healthcare costs and increase quality of life is to improve our health and wellness and as a result need less care. In addition, health insurance must be rethought and redesigned so it is less likely to lead to overuse. For many people with health insurance, the out-of-pocket cost of healthcare are small, so healthcare decision making is often biased toward consumption. Effective resource management means that healthcare providers must do a better job of acquiring and using resources in order to provide care quickly, productively, and correctly. This means improving healthcare strategy and management, accelerating the use of information technology, making drug costs affordable and fair, reducing the incidence of malpractice, and rebuilding the provider network. In addition, implementation is difficult because there are many participants in the healthcare delivery value chain, such as physicians, nurses, and medical technicians, as well as many provider organizations, such as hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and labs. Further up the value chain there are pharmaceutical companies, equipment providers, and other suppliers. These participants have diverse and sometimes conflicting goals, but each must be willing to accept change and work in a coordinated manner to improve healthcare. To overcome these problems, strong national leadership is needed to get the attention and support from the people and organizations involved in healthcare and to make the comprehensive changes that will lower healthcare costs, improve healthcare quality, eliminate delays, increase access, and enhance patient satisfaction.

Essentials of Dementia

Essentials of Dementia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr Shibley Rahman,Robert Howard
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To provide high quality dementia care, professionals need to be both knowledgeable about dementia and skilled in the provision of care. This book is an introductory reference guide that will help students, professionals and practitioners develop their skills and expertise to better respond to the needs of people with dementia. It sets out information and advice on essential topics, research and evidence-based practice within dementia care in a clear, sensible way. Based on the standard course structure for higher and further dementia education, this wide-ranging textbook covers topics including dementia diagnosis, person-centred care and law, ethics and safeguarding. The new go-to book for the dementia curriculum, it is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to improve the required core skills and values needed to care for those affected by dementia.

World Migration Report 2020

World Migration Report 2020 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: United Nations
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Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports. The World Migration Report 2020, the tenth in the world migration report series, has been produced to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues.

Good Cities, Better Lives

Good Cities, Better Lives Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Hall
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This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? What can we learn from other countries, especially our near neighbours in Europe? And, in turn, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas? Urban Britain is not functioning as it should. Social inequalities and regional disparities show little sign of going away. Efforts to generate growth, and spread it to the poorer areas of cities, have failed dismally. Much new urban development and redevelopment is not up to standard. Yet there are cities in mainland Europe, which have set new standards of high-quality sustainable urban development. This book looks at these best-practice examples – in Germany, the Netherlands, France and Scandinavia, – and suggests ways in which the UK and other countries could do the same. The book is in three parts. Part 1 analyses the main issues for urban planning and development – in economic development and job generation, sustainable development, housing policy, transport and development mechanisms – and probes how practice in the UK has fallen short. Part Two embarks on a tour of best-practice cities in Europe, starting in Germany with the country’s boosting of its cities’ economies, moving to the spectacularly successful new housing developments in the Netherlands, from there to France’s integrated city transport, then to Scandinavia’s pursuit of sustainability for its cities, and finally back to Germany, to Freiburg – the city that ‘did it all’. Part Three sums up the lessons of Part Two and sets out the key steps needed to launch a new wave of urban development and regeneration on a radically different basis.

Condition of the Working-Class in England

Condition of the Working-Class in England Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Friedrich Engels
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This masterpiece by Engels reflects his views on the plight of labour classes in England. It is based on his in-depth research and parliamentary reports. In a factual and analytic manner he has voiced his support for fundamental human rights. It is an emphatic protest against the barbarianism of capitalism and industrialization. A prototypical opus!

Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions

Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Wilson, RN, PhD,Leland Rockstraw, RN, PhD,Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT
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Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions by Linda Wilson, RN, PhD,Leland Rockstraw, RN, PhD,Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT Summary

"This book could easily become the "go to" text for standardized patient utilization and the backbone for implementation strategies in learning programs...It is a must-have for all disciplines interested in adding the human simulation experience to their programs."--Nursing Education Perspectives "Today there is an explosion in the use of simulation in nursing and health professions education. The contributors to this text are experts in this format of teaching. They are the designers of the learning spaces, the authors of simulation cases and evaluation methods, the experts who program the human patient simulators and who teach the patient actors to enact the clinical scenariosÖI consider this a "handbook" on the design, evaluation and practice of simulation for clinical education. If you are a faculty member with concerns about how your students will make the transition from student to professional, use simulation in your curriculum and learn for yourself that pretending is simulation for life but simulation is pretending for the delivery of exquisite clinical care." Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Human simulation is changing the face of clinical education in the health professions. Its use has expanded beyond medical school to encompass nursing and mental health clinical education. This comprehensive guide to establishing and managing a human simulation lab has been written by nationally acclaimed simulation experts and is geared for undergraduate, graduate, and professional settings. The text takes the reader step-by-step through the process of planning, organizing, implementing, and maintaining a simulation lab. It describes the required technology, how to train standardized patients, how to implement a simulation, evaluation and analysis of the simulation experience, and how to develop a business plan. The guide details simulation in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, physician's assistant programs, and mental health education, as well as the use of simulation with critically ill patients, and in perioperative, perianasthesia, women's health, and rehabilitation science settings. Key Features: Offers a blueprint for developing, implementing, and managing a human simulation lab Details use of simulation in numerous nursing and mental health settings along with case studies Provides tools for evaluation and analysis of the simulation experience Presents undergraduate and graduate nursing simulation scenarios and pedagogical strategies Discusses simulation training and required technology Includes templates for writing cases for BSN and MSN levels

The United Nations System for Protecting Human Rights

The United Nations System for Protecting Human Rights Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dinah L. Shelton
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The United Nations has been at the forefront of developing the international law of human rights for nearly seven decades. This volume brings together the leading research articles on the development of human rights law by the United Nations and also includes essays on issues relating to standard-setting, institutional evolution, and the creation of monitoring procedures.

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregg Lee Carter
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Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] by Gregg Lee Carter Summary

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

Internet Business

Internet Business Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M.M. ADINA,M.C. CYRIL
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UNIQUE AND SPECIAL!!!! 15 EBOOKS IN ONE EBOOK THAT WILL GUARANTEE MAXIMUM PROFIT IN YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS. Are you interested in having a Profitable Internet Business? Do you want to know how to succeed and not make mistakes? If you want to achieve your True Income Potential on the Internet, then you need the Knowledge and Skills that are within these powerful eBooks. These Skills are 100% necessary for your Success. Below are the list of the eBooks included within this eBook: Ebook 01 Internet Business Mindset Ebook 02 E-Book Writing And Marketing Ebook 03 Turning Browsers Into Buyers Ebook 04 List Building Secrets Ebook 05 Writting Compelling And Effective Ad Ebook 06 Article Marketing Ebook 07 Branding Made Easy Ebook 08 Affiliate Marketing Ebook 09 Driving Website Traffic Ebook 10 Think And Grow Rich For Internet Entrepreneurs Ebook 11 Introduction To Twitter Ebook 12 Introduction To Facebook Ebook 13 Getting Real Views On Youtube Ebook 14 Introduction To Google Adsense Ebook 15 Boosting Your Business Profits Just Imagine ----- - having your own online business - means more freedom to do the things you love doing - having multiple streams of income - you have access to the global markets - you enjoy working from home So go ahead. You have everything to gain, place your order now! To Your Success MM Adina & MC Cyril P.S. - What are you waiting for? This special eBooks will share all the Nuts and Bolts you need to make it BIG in the Internet Marketing Business. Get Started Now!

Handbook of Research on the Efficacy of Training Programs and Systems in Medical Education

Handbook of Research on the Efficacy of Training Programs and Systems in Medical Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gotian, Ruth,Kang, Yoon,Safdieh, Joseph
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Handbook of Research on the Efficacy of Training Programs and Systems in Medical Education by Gotian, Ruth,Kang, Yoon,Safdieh, Joseph Summary

The content of medical education knowledge transfer is compounded as medical breakthroughs constantly impact treatment, and new diseases are discovered at an increasingly rapid pace. While much of the knowledge transfer remains unchanged throughout the generations, there are unique hallmarks to this generation’s education, ranging from the impact of technology on learning formats to the use of standardized patients and virtual reality in the classroom. The Handbook of Research on the Efficacy of Training Programs and Systems in Medical Education is an essential reference source that focuses on key considerations in medical curriculum and content delivery and features new methods of knowledge and skill transfer. Featuring research on topics such as the generational workforce, medical accreditation, and professional development, this book is ideally designed for teachers, physicians, learning practitioners, IT consultants, higher education faculty, instructional designers, school administrators, researchers, academicians, and medical students seeking coverage on major and high-profile issues in medical education.

Canada Immigration Success Guide

Canada Immigration Success Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ojula Technology Innovations
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It’s a very exciting opportunity coming to Canada as an immigrant. Canada is one of the top countries in the world in which you can live and work. It’s one of the most popular immigration destinations in the world because it attracts immigrants world-wide. Canada has stable economy, a very high standard of living, educated population and very low crime rates. All this make Canada a preferred choice for immigrants all over the world. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, Canadian Immigration is still open! Canada is accepting thousands of immigrants every month. Therefore, this is a good time to apply for Canadian Immigration permanent residency or temporary visa. The federal government of Canada is looking to bring over 340,000 permanent resident newcomers to Canada this year, and 100,000 more temporary residents! This book will teach you exactly how to become one of them. When you become a permanent resident of Canada, you can work and live anywhere in the country. You will also have access to social services and free healthcare. You will enjoy an excellent quality of life that’s filled with many job opportunities and amenities. There are more than 100 visa and immigration programs available in Canada. Some of them are based on points, and select the candidates with the highest scores for permanent residency in Canada. There are other programs that are employer-driven. This means that the main requirement is you must arrange employment in Canada. What’s more, people with Canadian education and work experience qualify for even more immigration programs! Therefore, if you're looking to apply for Canada permanent residency, study or work in Canada, this book has a ton of the information you need. It will teach you all the steps you should take and so much more!

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