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African Economic Outlook 2004

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This 2004 edition of the African Economic Outlook, a joint project between the African Development Bank and the OECD Development Centre, reviews the recent economic situation and the short-term likely evolutions of selected African countries.

Sports Competitions for Adults Over 40

Sports Competitions for Adults Over 40 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas A. Jones
Editor: McFarland
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A healthy lifestyle is a popular way to deal with aging, but the serious fun and games don’t have to end once middle age sets in. This guidebook is aimed at men and women over 40 (or 50, or 60, or 70) who seek the challenge of athletic competition. The book focuses on those sports requiring significant physical exertion and includes team sports such as soccer, softball and basketball and individual sports such as skiing, tennis and swimming. Chapters on each sport identify the national sponsoring organization and regional affiliates, describe the types of competition available, and give a breakdown of the competitors by age and gender. A “How to Get Started” section describes basic skills needed for each sport, equipment required to compete, opportunities for coaching, and suggested books and videos for beginners. The book also features a list of the 2007 or 2008 national champions in each sport.

Coming Home To Math: Become Comfortable With The Numbers That Rule Your Life

Coming Home To Math: Become Comfortable With The Numbers That Rule Your Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herman Irving P
Editor: World Scientific
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We live in a world of numbers and mathematics, and so we need to work with numbers and some math in almost everything we do, to control our happiness and the direction of our lives. The purpose of Coming Home to Math is to make adults with little technical training more comfortable with math, in using it and enjoying it, and to allay their fears of math, enable their numerical thinking, and convince them that math is fun. A range of important math concepts are presented and explained in simple terms, mostly by using arithmetic, with frequent connections to the real world of personal financial matters, health, gambling, and popular culture.As such, Coming Home to Math is geared to making the general, non-specialist, adult public more comfortable with math, though not to formally train them for new careers or to teach those first learning math. It may also be helpful to liberal arts college students who need to tackle more technical subjects. The range of topics covered may also appeal to scholars who are more math savvy, though it may not challenge them.

African Economic Outlook 2017 Entrepreneurship and Industrialisation

African Economic Outlook 2017 Entrepreneurship and Industrialisation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: African Development Bank,OECD,United Nations Development Programme
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 926427426X
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African Economic Outlook 2017 Entrepreneurship and Industrialisation by African Development Bank,OECD,United Nations Development Programme Summary

The African Economic Outlook 2017 presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years.

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: A Reference Guide

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: A Reference Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael C. LeMay
Editor: ABC-CLIO
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This comprehensive resource explains six eras of immigration law, how and why immigration law has changed, who the major actors and organizations shaping immigration law are, and in what direction immigration law is likely to proceed in the near future. The United States has the most diverse population of any country in the world and is widely thought of as a nation of immigrants. U.S. immigration has been and continues to be a contentious political, cultural, and social issue. Much of current immigration policy is based on the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, a law advocated by former President John F. Kennedy to establish a preference system of legal immigration. This book provides an authoritative analysis of current U.S. immigration law and the 1965 Act. It explains the precursor laws to the 1965 Act and their failure to resolve many critical problems, and details how and why the law was passed. It describes and profiles all the major actors and organizations that determine the politics of US immigration policy and details the impact—both foreseen and unanticipated—that the 1965 Act has had on the American economy, culture, demographics, and societal diversity. It offers an objective source for accessing an extensive list of the most important documents, governmental data, and scholarly discourse on U.S. immigration. A timeline highlights key events related to U.S. immigration Chapters discuss the precursors of the 1965 Act, the Act itself, and the evolution of U.S. immigration policy since 1965 Profiles of key people and organizations provide fundamental information about the chief creators of the Act Primary source documents help readers understand the creation and significance of the Act A bibliography directs readers to additional sources of information about the Act and U.S. immigration policy

Jews, Confucians, and Protestants

Jews, Confucians, and Protestants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lawrence E. Harrison
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Jews, Confucians, and Protestants by Lawrence E. Harrison Summary

In Jews, Confucians, and Protestants: Cultural Capital and the End of Multiculturalism, Lawrence E. Harrison takes the politically incorrect stand that not all cultures are created equally. Analyzing the performance of 117 countries, grouped by predominant religion, Harrison argues for the superiority of those cultures that emphasize Jewish, Confucian, or Protestant values.

Medicare and Medicaid at 50

Medicare and Medicaid at 50 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan B. Cohen,David C. Colby,Keith A. Wailoo,Julian E. Zelizer
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Medicare and Medicaid at 50 by Alan B. Cohen,David C. Colby,Keith A. Wailoo,Julian E. Zelizer Summary

For fifty years, Medicare and Medicaid have stood at the center of a contentious debate surrounding American government, citizenship, and health care entitlement. In Medicare and Medicaid at 50, leading scholars in politics, government, economics, health policy, and history offer a comprehensive assessment of the evolution of these programs and their impact on society -- from their origins in the Great Society era to the current battles over the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). These highly accessible essays examine Medicare and Medicaid from their origins as programs for the elderly and poor to their later role as a safety net for the middle class. Along the way, they have served as touchstones for heated debates about economics, social welfare, and the role of government. Medicare and Medicaid at 50 addresses key questions for understanding the past and future of health policy in America, including: · What were the origins for these initiatives, and how were they transformed over time? · What marks have Medicare and Medicaid left on society? · In what ways have these programs produced innovation, even in eras of retrenchment? · How did Medicaid, once regarded as a poor person's program, expand its benefits and coverage over the decades to become the platform for the ACA's future expansion? The volume's contributors go on to examine the powerful role of courts in these transformations, along with the shifting roles of Congress, public opinion, and state governors in the programs' ongoing evolution. From Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama on the left, and from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush on the right, American political leaders have tied their political fortunes to the fate of America's entitlement programs; Medicare and Medicaid at 50 helps explain why, and how those ongoing debates are likely to shape the future of the Affordable Care Act.

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William G. Bowen,Michael S. McPherson
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400881366
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Lesson Plan by William G. Bowen,Michael S. McPherson Summary

Why and how American colleges and universities need to change in order to meet the nation's pressing needs American higher education faces some serious problems—but they are not the ones most people think. In this brief and accessible book, two leading experts show that many so-called crises—from the idea that typical students are drowning in debt to the belief that tuition increases are being driven by administrative bloat—are exaggerated or simply false. At the same time, many real problems—from the high dropout rate to inefficient faculty staffing—have received far too little attention. In response, William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson provide a frank assessment of the biggest challenges confronting higher education and propose a bold agenda for reengineering essential elements of the system to meet them. The result promises to help shape the debate about higher education for years to come. Lesson Plan shows that, for all of its accomplishments, higher education today is falling short when it comes to vital national needs. Too many undergraduates are dropping out or taking too long to graduate; minorities and the poor fare worse than their peers, reinforcing inequality; and college is unaffordable for too many. But these problems could be greatly reduced by making significant changes, including targeting federal and state funding more efficiently; allocating less money for "merit aid" and more to match financial need; creating a respected “teaching corps” that would include nontenure faculty; improving basic courses in fields such as math by combining adaptive learning and face-to-face teaching; strengthening leadership; and encouraging more risk taking. It won't be easy for faculty, administrators, trustees, and legislators to make such sweeping changes, but only by doing so will they make it possible for our colleges and universities to meet the nation’s demands tomorrow and into the future.

Can America Survive?

Can America Survive? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Hagee
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439189931
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This paperback version of Pastor John Hagee's newest book has ripped-from-the-headlines updates. New material has been added regarding the death of the dollar, a nuclear Iran, and the rejection of Israel. Further, this New York Times best-selling author says the United States is heading into a “Perfect Storm.” Titanic. John F. Kennedy’s assassination. 9/11. John Hagee maintains that these American tragedies all have one element in common: they were unthinkable. And in the opening pages of his newest book, Can America Survive? Hagee uses these tragedies to prove two points: that the unthinkable can happen and, given the right conditions, the unthinkable can quickly become the inevitable. In Can America Survive? Hagee asserts that the seeds for tragedy are once again being sown, evidenced by the disturbing economic, geopolitical, and religious trends that now threaten to dismantle the very nation itself. “Think it can’t happen?” Hagee asks in a theme repeated throughout the book. “Think again.” Indeed, Hagee presents alarming examples of recent events, current research, scientific evidence, and biblical prophecy that are gathering to create a “perfect storm” that could bring down the “unsinkable” United States of America including: The U.S.’s negligent handling of Israel, and history’s evidence of the danger to any nation that challenges Israel’s God-mandated right to exist The dangerous belittling of Iran’s nuclear threat by careless spy agencies—and the super-weapon that could stop the U.S. in its tracks instantly The chilling biblical prophecy that confirms Iran as one of six countries that will form an Islamic military force “as a cloud to cover the land” The real $2.5 trillion price tag of healthcare reform, the international currency shifts, and the national economic trends that are poised to bring about the death of the American dollar The criminalization of Christianity around the world; Can America Survive? is not just a warning. It is a wake-up call and a rallying cry to Christian citizens everywhere to prevent the next unthinkable American disaster. After all, as Hagee points out, “those who do not remember the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them in the future.” Think it can’t happen? Think again.

The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging

The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerold T. Bushberg,J. Anthony Seiberg,Edwin M. Leidholdt, Jr.,John M. Boone
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Widely regarded as the cornerstone text in the field, the successful series of editions continues to follow the tradition of a clear and comprehensive presentation of the physical principles and operational aspects of medical imaging. The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, 4th Edition, is a coherent and thorough compendium of the fundamental principles of the physics, radiation protection, and radiation biology that underlie the practice and profession of medical imaging. Distinguished scientists and educators from the University of California, Davis, provide up-to-date, readable information on the production, characteristics, and interactions of non-ionizing and ionizing radiation, magnetic fields and ultrasound used in medical imaging and the imaging modalities in which they are used, including radiography, mammography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine. This vibrant, full-color text is enhanced by more than 1,000 images, charts, and graphs, including hundreds of new illustrations. This text is a must-have resource for medical imaging professionals, radiology residents who are preparing for Core Exams, and teachers and students in medical physics and biomedical engineering.

Delirious Delhi

Delirious Delhi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Prager
Editor: Skyhorse + ORM
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Two New Yorkers take on an even bigger metropolis. “Fullest, most vivid portrait of a city in years” (The New York Times Magazine). When the Big Apple no longer felt big enough, Dave Prager and his wife moved to a city of sixteen million people—with seemingly twice as many honking horns. Based on their popular blog Our Delhi Struggle, this book is Dave’s top-to-bottom account of a megacity he describes as simultaneously ecstatic, hallucinatory, feverish, and hugely energizing. Weaving together useful observations and hilarious anecdotes, Dave covers what you need to know to enjoy the city and discover its splendors: its sprawling layout, some favorite sites, the food, the markets, and the challenges of living in or visiting a city that presents every human extreme at once. Among his revelations: secrets that every Delhiite knows, including the key phrase for successfully negotiating with any shopkeeper; the most fascinating neighborhoods, and the trendiest; the realities behind common stereotypes; tips for enjoying street food and finding hidden restaurants, as well as navigating the transportation system; and the nuances of gestures like the famous Indian head bobble. Delirious Delhi is at once a tribute to a great world city and an invitation to explore. Read it, and you’ll want to book the next flight! “Full of useful—and often hilarious—information.” —The Times of India “His investigations are acute and amusing . . . Expats [in Delhi]: send this to your friends abroad to give them an idea of what you’re going through.” —Time Out Delhi “Passages of great sensitivity and superb writing . . . Foreigners who intend to spend time in urban India . . . will be grateful for Dave Prager’s book.” —Outlook Traveller

Mineral Rites

Mineral Rites Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bob Johnson
Editor: JHU Press
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An audacious revision to the history of modernity, Mineral Rites shows how fossil fuels operate at the level of infrapolitics and how they permeate life as second nature.

Definitive XML Schema

Definitive XML Schema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Priscilla Walmsley
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132886758
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“XML Schema 1.1 has gone from strong data typing to positively stalwart—so powerful it can enforce database level constraints and business rules, so your data transfer code won’t have to. This book covers the 1.1 changes—and more—in its 500 revisions to Priscilla Walmsley’s 10-year best-selling classic. It’s the guide you need to navigate XML Schema’s complexity—and master its power!” —Charles F. Goldfarb For Ten Years the World’s Favorite Guide to XML Schema—Now Extensively Revised for Version 1.1 and Today’s Best Practices! To leverage XML’s full power, organizations need shared vocabularies based on XML Schema. For a full decade, Definitive XML Schema has been the most practical, accessible, and usable guide to working with XML Schema. Now, author Priscilla Walmsley has thoroughly updated her classic to fully reflect XML Schema 1.1, and to present new best practices for designing successful schemas. Priscilla helped create XML Schema as a member of the W3C XML Schema Working Group, so she is well qualified to explain the W3C recommendation with insight and clarity. Her book teaches practical techniques for writing schemas to support any application, including many new use cases. You’ll discover how XML Schema 1.1 provides a rigorous, complete specification for modeling XML document structure, content, and datatypes; and walk through the many aspects of designing and applying schemas, including composition, instance validation, documentation, and namespaces. Then, building on the fundamentals, Priscilla introduces powerful advanced techniques ranging from type derivation to identity constraints. This edition’s extensive new coverage includes Many new design hints, tips, and tricks – plus a full chapter on creating an enterprise strategy for schema development and maintenance Design considerations in creating schemas for relational and object-oriented models, narrative content, and Web services An all-new chapter on assertions Coverage of new 1.1 features, including overrides, conditional type assignment, open content and more Modernized rules for naming and design Substantially updated coverage of extensibility, reuse, and versioning And much more If you’re an XML developer, architect, or content specialist, with this Second Edition you can join the tens of thousands who rely on Definitive XML Schema for practical insights, deeper understanding, and solutions that work.

Electric Vehicles: Prospects and Challenges

Electric Vehicles: Prospects and Challenges Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tariq Muneer,Mohan Kolhe,Aisling Doyle
Editor: Elsevier
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Electric Vehicles: Prospects and Challenges by Tariq Muneer,Mohan Kolhe,Aisling Doyle Summary

Electric Vehicles: Prospects and Challenges looks at recent design methodologies and technological advancements in electric vehicles and the integration of electric vehicles in the smart grid environment, comprehensively covering the fundamentals, theory and design, recent developments and technical issues involved with electric vehicles. Considering the prospects, challenges and policy status of specific regions and vehicle deployment, the global case study references make this book useful for academics and researchers in all engineering and sustainable transport areas. Presents a systematic and integrated reference on the essentials of theory and design of electric vehicle technologies Provides a comprehensive look at the research and development involved in the use of electric vehicle technologies Includes global case studies from leading EV regions, including Nordic and European countries China and India

Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacob Cohen
Editor: Routledge
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Statistical Power Analysis is a nontechnical guide to power analysis in research planning that provides users of applied statistics with the tools they need for more effective analysis. The Second Edition includes: * a chapter covering power analysis in set correlation and multivariate methods; * a chapter considering effect size, psychometric reliability, and the efficacy of "qualifying" dependent variables and; * expanded power and sample size tables for multiple regression/correlation.

Lifespan Development

Lifespan Development Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tara L. Kuther
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1071851918
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How does context impact human growth and development? Do the places, sociocultural environments, and ways in which we are raised influence who we become and how we grow and change throughout our lives? Best-selling author Tara L. Kuther helps students discover the answers with Lifespan Development: Lives in Context. Taking a chronological approach, the book follows three core themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science. Dr. Kuther’s clear, concise narrative guides students through current and classic studies and foundational theories while exploring real-world connections and inclusive perspectives. The Third Edition features case studies, policy applications, and other examples, each accompanied by opportunities for personal reflection, prompting students to carry these discoveries into their own lives, relationships, and future careers. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Learn more. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge: Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more.

Personal Insolvency in the 21st Century

Personal Insolvency in the 21st Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iain Ramsay
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509900985
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Since 1979 the world has witnessed a remarkable cycle of personal insolvency law reform. Changes in capitalist economies, financial crises and political interest groups all contributed to this cycle of reform. This book examines the role of interest groups and distinct narratives in shaping reform in different countries while drawing attention to the role of timing, path dependency and unintended consequences in the development of personal insolvency law. The book presents case studies of personal insolvency law in the US, France, Sweden, and England and Wales. It then analyses how, following the Great Recession of 2008, international financial institutions paid greater attention to the significance of household debt in contributing to financial instability and the role of individual insolvency law in providing a fresh start. Personal insolvency law reform became part of EU responses to the eurozone crisis and the EU has proposed harmonisation of individual insolvency law to promote entrepreneurialism. This book examines the extent to which these developments represent an emerging international commonsense about personal insolvency and its relationship to neo-liberalism. Finally, this book discusses whether the international emergence of individual personal insolvency law represents a progressive step or a band-aid for the costs of neo-liberal policies, where a significant number of people live close to the precipice of over-indebtedness.

Bilingual Education in the 21st Century

Bilingual Education in the 21st Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ofelia García
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444359789
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Bilingual Education in the 21st Century by Ofelia García Summary

Bilingual Education in the 21st Century examines languages and bilingualism as individual and societal phenomena, presents program types, variables, and policies in bilingual education, and concludes by looking at practices, especially pedagogies and assessments. This thought-provoking work is an ideal textbook for future teachers as well as providing a fresh view of the subject for school administrators and policy makers. Provides an overview of bilingual education theories and practices throughout the world Extends traditional conceptions of bilingualism and bilingual education to include global and local concerns in the 21st century Questions assumptions regarding language, bilingualism and bilingual education, and proposes a new theoretical framework and alternative views of teaching and assessment practices Reviews international bilingual education policies, with separate chapters dedicated to US and EU language policy in education Gives reasons why bilingual education is good for all children throughout the world, and presents cases of how this is being carried out

Introduction to Political Science

Introduction to Political Science Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fred Van Geest
Editor: InterVarsity Press
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Introduction to Political Science by Fred Van Geest Summary

Christians are called to be informed about political science as they seek to be ambassadors for Christ in a diverse society. In this introductory textbook, Fred Van Geest presents a balanced Christian perspective on political science, providing a nonpartisan guide to the key concepts, institutions, and policies that shape politics today.

Campaigns and Elections

Campaigns and Elections Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen K. Medvic
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Stephen K. Medvic’s Campaigns and Elections is a comprehensive yet compact core text that addresses two distinct but related aspects of American electoral democracy: the processes that constitute campaigns and elections, and the players who are involved. In addition to balanced coverage of process and actors, it gives equal billing to both campaigns and elections and covers contests for legislative and executive positions at the national, state, and local levels, including issue-oriented campaigns of note. The book opens by providing students with the conceptual distinctions between what happens in an election and the campaigning that precedes it. Significant attention is devoted to setting up the context for these campaigns and elections by covering the rules of the game in the American electoral system as well as aspects of election administration and the funding of elections. Then the book systematically covers the actors at every level—candidates and their organizations, parties, interest groups, the media, and voters—and the macro-level aspects of campaigns such as campaign strategy and determinants of election outcomes. The book concludes with a big-picture assessment of campaign ethics and implications of the "permanent campaign." New to the Fourth Edition: • Fully updated through the 2020 elections, looking ahead to the 2022 midterms • Covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020 election as well as the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol • Adds new sections in Chapter 3 on election integrity and the assessment of election administration • Reviews recent Supreme Court cases on gerrymandering and faithless electors • Expands coverage of social media as a source of news, of the increasingly partisan nature of the media, and of the role of media fact-checking in campaigns and elections • Reorganizes the chapters on the various actors so that the chapter on candidates leads directly to the chapter on campaigns • Fully updates the resources listed at the end of each chapter

The Myth of American Inequality

The Myth of American Inequality Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phil Gramm,Robert Ekelund,John Early
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538167395
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Everything you know about income inequality, poverty, and other measures of economic well-being in America is wrong. In this provocative book, a former United States senator, eminent economist, and a former senior leader at the Bureau of Labor Statistics challenge the prevailing consensus that income inequality is a growing threat to American society. By taking readers on a deep dive into the way government measures economic well-being, they demonstrate that our official statistics dramatically overstate inequality. Getting the facts straight reveals that the key measures of well-being are greater than the official statistics of the country would lead us to believe. Income inequality is lower today than at any time in post- World War II America. The facts reveal a very different and better America than the one that is currently described by policy advocates across much of the political spectrum. The Myth of American Inequality provides clear and convincing evidence that the American Dream is alive and well.

The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything

The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Shriver
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439187630
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The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything by Maria Shriver Summary

When we look back over the 20th century and try to understand what's happened to workers and their families and the challenges they now face, the movement of women out of the home and into paid employment stands out as a unique and powerful transformation. At one level, everything has changed. And yet so much more change is needed. Even though we were all witness to the shift of women becoming equal or primary breadwinners over many years, these changes seem somehow to have snuck up on us. As a result, our policy landscape remains stuck in an idealized past, where the typical family was composed of a married-for-life couple with a full-time breadwinner and full-time homemaker who raised the children herself. This report contemplates what a new America should look like after we finally embrace this important new dynamic in our lives and the changes in our homes and businesses it has caused. It examines every institution, including: Health Care--Health care and child care must be overhauled to accommodate the 24 hour work day. Education--With more women acting as equal or primary breadwinners in the family, it is critical that there are resources to provide better and up to date education for all ages. Business--Research shows that corporations with more women in the board room are more successful than those with all male boards. With that in mind, the report puts forth many recommendations to allow businesses to get the best out of all employees by thinking outside the box of old fashioned models in scheduling, benefits, and role playing. Media--The disconnect between how women are portrayed in the media and reality is as present as ever; although women are now portrayed as thin, well dressed, successful stars in their careers and home lives, the reality is that women still struggle to have it all. The report highlights the many disparities that still exist and calls for specific changes. Faith--Many religious institutions have resisted the integration of women into the higher ranks of spirituality, and many feel that it is to the religious community's detriment. Marriage--the dynamics of marriage have changed as gender roles have become less clear and there is more flexibility in the division of responsibilities. Yet no one is sure what the rules are any more. This section, which includes candid essays from men about fatherhood and masculinity, addresses the tricky balancing act that many couples are engaged in. The report will be the cornerstone of the 2009 Women's Conference held in California October 26-27th of 2009. The Women's Conference is the nation's premier forum for women and is hosted by California First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Conference, also known as The California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women, has grown from a California initiative for working professionals into an international network of women from all walks of life, backgrounds and perspectives, and a life-changing experience for the thousands of women who have attended. The mission of The Women's Conference is to inspire, empower and educate women to be Architects of Change in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Global Health in the 21st Century

Global Health in the 21st Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Debra L. DeLaet,David E. DeLaet
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317258983
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Perhaps no other public policy issue has greater potential to affect some of the most significant economic, political, social, and ethical changes of the 21st century than global health. In this book, a scholar/physician team authors a comprehensive introduction to global health issues and emphasises the potential of public health intervention to improve the longevity and quality of human life across the globe. The authors have lived and worked in Africa as well as in medically underserved areas of the United States, so they write with firsthand experience and authority. Using themes of interconnectedness, globalisation, and united concern from citizens, this book encourages readers to consider the role that they might play as engaged citizens in taking on the global public health challenges of the 21st century including everything from AIDs and flu to tobacco, obesity, and threats in conflict zones.

Regulatory and Pharmacological Basis of Ayurvedic Formulations

Regulatory and Pharmacological Basis of Ayurvedic Formulations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amritpal Singh
Editor: CRC Press
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Regulatory and Pharmacological Basis of Ayurvedic Formulations by Amritpal Singh Summary

Regulatory affairs and pharmacological drug safety issues of Ayurvedic medicine has been overlooked by practitioners for many years. Research in Ayurveda is now a world-wide phenomenon, and several large pharmaceutical corporations are investing money for novel drug discovery from Ayurvedic sources. This book examines the regulatory and pharmacological aspects and includes extensive data on scientific evaluation carried out on Ayurvedic formulations. It will also serve as a reference book on standardization, pre-clinical studies, and clinical and toxicological studies on Ayurvedic formulations.

Trends in Immigrant and Native Employment

Trends in Immigrant and Native Employment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven A. Camarota,Karen Jensenius
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Trends in Immigrant and Native Employment by Steven A. Camarota,Karen Jensenius Summary

This report finds that immigrants have been hit somewhat harder by the current recession than have native-born Americans. Immigrants (legal and illegal) now have significantly higher unemployment than natives. This represents a change from the recent past, when native-born Americans typically had higher unemployment rates. The picture is complex, with the least and most educated immigrants experiencing the largest increases in unemployment relative to natives. However, the least educated immigrants still have a lower unemployment rate than their native-born counter parts. Tables and graphs.

Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century

Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Mazany,David C. Perry
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Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century by Terry Mazany,David C. Perry Summary

Community foundations bring together the resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Over the years, foundations have come to engage community problem-solving through more than just grant-making. They have added a rich array of other activities, including programs of community capacity building, active modes of advocacy, and centres for meeting. In 2011, the 700+ institutions in the United States gave an estimated $4.2 billion to a variety of nonprofit activities in fields that included the arts and education, health and human services, the environment, and disaster relief. The origins of this book stem from conversations among the leadership of community foundations about the challenges they must overcome in order to make such "foundational" contributions to their communities. As community foundations enter the second century of their existence (the first foundation was formed in Cleveland in 1914), the need for knowledge and best practices has never been greater. This book, with expert authors representing the best and the brightest in this important field, fills that need.

Cancer Disparities

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Cancer Disparities, the latest in the Advances in Cancer Research series, provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. This latest volume presents a broad introduction to a spectrum of factors contributing to cancer disparities that include ancestral informative markers’ role in properly identifying race based on genetic ancestry, basic biological pathways contributing to cancer disparities, epidemiological factors linked to cancer disparities, and social/behavioral factors influencing cancer disparities. Describes the complex interplay of contributors to cancer disparities, ranging from the micro to macro level, and based on the social, environmental, and biological determinants of health Provides a range of chapters reflecting the unique expertise of the authors in these diverse topic areas

GB 50157-2003 English Translation of Chinese Standard

GB 50157-2003 English Translation of Chinese Standard Pdf/ePub eBook Author: https://www.codeofchina.com
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GB 50157-2003 English Translation of Chinese Standard by https://www.codeofchina.com Summary

1.0.1 This Code is designed to guarantee safety, reliability, adaptability, economy and advanced technology in metro design. 1.0.2 This Code is applicable to new metro engineering design adopting steel wheel and steel track system. This code can be referred to rebuilt and extended metro engineering and those whose the highest running speed exceeds 100km/h, as well as urban rail transit of other types. 1.0.3 Metro engineering design must comply with general urban planning and urban rail transit network planning approved by competent governmental authorities. 1.0.4 Under the precondition that metro engineering has satisfied requirement of system safety, function and environment, aerial defence requirement can be determined by competent municipal authorities according to concrete conditions. 1.0.5 Design period of metro engineering shall be divided into three stages, such as preliminary stage, short-term stage and long-term stage. The preliminary stage of metro engineering shall be completed for train operation within 3 years, and short-term stage shall be within 10 years and long-term stage shall be within 25 years. 1.0.6 Construction scale and equipment capacity of metro engineering as well as area of land occupied by depot and stabling yard shall be determined according to forecasted long- term passenger flow volume and passing capacity of train. Design of engineering and configuration that can be constructed by stages shall consider by-stage extension and setting. 1.0.7 Design service life of main metro structure shall be 100 years. 1.0.8 Metro line shall adopt right driving and double line mode, and 1435mm standard gauge shall be adopted. 1.0.9 Metro line must adopt fully-close mode, and operation is high-density and depot- grouping operations are recommended to be adopted. The maximum operation capacity of long-term design is recommended to adopt 40 pairs of train per hour, but shall not be less than 30 pairs of train. 1.0.10 Train number of each group in preliminary, short-term and long-term stages shall be determined according to forecasted passenger flow volume, allowable passenger number of train and designed density of train flow separately. Allowable passenger number of train shall be the total number of seat number on train and number of passengers who stand in train. Allowable passenger number at free area in train shall be 6/m2. 1.0.11 Metro depot shall be designed according to line network planning. According to concrete conditions, one depot can be set on each line or one depot can be shared by several lines. Where length of one line exceeds 20km, extra stabling yard can be set at appropriate places according to operation requirements. 1.0.12 Convenient travel change shall be adopted at crosses among metro lines and other rail transit lines. Travel change between metro lines and other general ground traffic lines is recommended to consider uniform planning. 1.0.13 During design of shallowly-embedded and overhead ground wires, measures shall be adopted to reduce noise and shake and to avoid influence on biological environment, and shall comply with emission provisions of applicable national standards. The emission, sewage and solid waste discharged from the metro system shall meet the relevant discharge standards of the nation. 1.0.14 Determination of modes and quantity of ground and overhead metro devices shall consider influences on urban landscape and coordination with ambient environments. 1.0.15 Earthquake protection intensity shall be determined according to earthquake safety evaluation approved by competent authorities of local government. 1.0.16 Ground and overhead metro engineering crossing and adjacent to rivers shall be designed according to 1/100 flood frequency standard. Metro engineering crossing rivers and lakes shall have flood-proof gate or adopt other flood-proof measures at appropriate positions at ends of relevant water area. 1.0.17 Metro design shall gradually realize electromechanical equipment integrated automation centralized on train travel direction and train operation. 1.0.18 Selection of metro electromechanical equipments and trains shall consider standar- dization and series, and China-made equipments are recommended to be adopted. 1.0.19 During metro design, measures shall be adopted to reduce engineering cost and operation cost, but metro safety, reliability and adaptability shall not be affected. 1.0.20 In addition to provisions prescribed herein, metro design shall also comply with relevant provisions of the current national compulsive standards.

The Future of United States, China, and Taiwan Relations

The Future of United States, China, and Taiwan Relations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Lin,D. Roy
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Relations across the Taiwan Strait were unstable for decades before May 2008. Several acknowledged "crises" raised the possibility of war between China and the US and/or Taiwan and at times political disputes wracked the US-Taiwan relationship. Nevertheless, the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) of 1979 helped maintain peace by deterring coercive actions by China against the island.

The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gary Anderson
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People covered by public pensions are often the subject of 'pension envy:' that is, their benefits might seem more generous and their contributions lower than those offered by the private sector. Yet this book points out that such judgments are often inaccurate, since civil servants hold jobs with few counterparts in private industry, such as firefighters, police, judges, and teachers. Often these are riskier, dirtier, and demand more loyalty and discretion than would be required of a more mobile labor force in the private sector. The debate challenges traditional ideas about how the public employee labor contract is structured and raises questions about how such employees are attracted to the public sector, retained and motivated on the job, and retired, via an entire compensation package of wages and benefits. Authors explore aspects of these schemes, addressing the cost and valuation debate, along with the political economy of how public pension asset pools are perceived and managed, an increasingly important topic in times of global financial turmoil. The discussion also explores ways that public pensions can be strengthened in the US, Japan, Canada, and Germany. The volume captures a vigorous debate currently underway by academics, financial experts, regulators, and plan sponsors, all seeking to define a new future for public retirement systems. It will be of substantial interest to a wide range of readers, since public sector employees and their representatives will naturally find the comparisons and arguments over valuation of keen interest. Public pension administrators and policymakers seeking an explanation of what makes these plans so costly will gain a new understanding of how the arguments stack up. Private sector employers and plan sponsors can learn much from efforts to reform these retirement systems in states and countries around the world. Finally, investors and the taxpaying public more generally may be at risk to cover these long-term promises, so it behoves them to pay close attention to the financing and investment practices of these plans, along with their valuation. This volume represents an invaluable addition to the Pension Research Council / Oxford University Press series as it includes actuarial, economic, and financial perspectives making it useful for academics, retirement plan administrators, and public employees wishing to understand the challenges facing public pensions.

German E-boats 1939–45

German E-boats 1939–45 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gordon Williamson
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By the outbreak of World War II, Germany had done much to replace the Kaiser's High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled following their surrender at the end of World War I. Forced to build anew, the Kriegsmarine possessed some of the most technically advanced warships in existence. Although the heavy units of the fleet were too small in number to pose much of a threat, Germany was particularly well served by her Navy's smaller vessels, in particular the U-Boats and the S-Boats. Known to the allies as the E-Boats ('Enemy'), they performed sterling duties in the Black Sea and English Channel, where they became a particular scourge.

For Love or Money

For Love or Money Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Folbre
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As women moved into the formal labor force in large numbers over the last forty years, care work – traditionally provided primarily by women – has increasingly shifted from the family arena to the market. Child care, elder care, care for the disabled, and home care now account for a growing segment of low-wage work in the United States, and demand for such work will only increase as the baby boom generation ages. But the expanding market provision of care has created new economic anxieties and raised pointed questions: Why do women continue to do most care work, both paid and unpaid? Why does care work remain low paid when the quality of care is so highly valued? How effective and equitable are public policies toward dependents in the United States? In For Love and Money, an interdisciplinary team of experts explores the theoretical dilemmas of care provision and provides an unprecedented empirical overview of the looming problems for the care sector in the United States. Drawing on diverse disciplines and areas of expertise, For Love and Money develops an innovative framework to analyze existing care policies and suggest potential directions for care policy and future research. Contributors Paula England, Nancy Folbre, and Carrie Leana explore the range of motivations for caregiving, such as familial responsibility or limited job prospects, and why both love and money can be efficient motivators. They also examine why women tend to specialize in the provision of care, citing factors like job discrimination, social pressure, or the personal motivation to provide care reported by many women. Suzanne Bianchi, Nancy Folbre, and Douglas Wolf estimate how much unpaid care is being provided in the United States and show that low-income families rely more on unpaid family members for their child and for elder care than do affluent families. With low wages and little savings, these families often find it difficult to provide care and earn enough money to stay afloat. Candace Howes, Carrie Leana and Kristin Smith investigate the dynamics within the paid care sector and find problematic wages and working conditions, including high turnover, inadequate training and a “pay penalty” for workers who enter care jobs. These conditions have consequences: poor job quality in child care and adult care also leads to poor care quality. In their chapters, Janet Gornick, Candace Howes and Laura Braslow provide a systematic inventory of public policies that directly shape the provision of care for children or for adults who need personal assistance, such as family leave, child care tax credits and Medicaid-funded long-term care. They conclude that income and variations in states’ policies are the greatest factors determining how well, and for whom, the current system works. Despite the demand for care work, very little public policy attention has been devoted to it. Only three states, for example, have enacted paid family leave programs. Paid or unpaid, care costs those who provide it. At the heart of For Love and Money is the understanding that the quality of care work in the United States matters not only for those who receive care but also for society at large, which benefits from the nurturance and maintenance of human capabilities. As care work gravitates from the family to the formal economy, this volume clarifies the pressing need for America to fundamentally rethink its care policies and increase public investment in this increasingly crucial sector.

International Conflict over Water Resources in Himalayan Asia

International Conflict over Water Resources in Himalayan Asia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Wirsing,C. Jasparro,D. Stoll
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The authors explore the fresh water crisis of Himalayan Asia. While the region hosts some of the world's mightiest rivers, it is also home to rapidly modernizing, increasingly affluent, and demographically multiplying societies, ensuring the rapid depletion of water resources and of disputes over ownership of transboundary waters.

Developing with PDF

Developing with PDF Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leonard Rosenthol
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PDF is becoming the standard for digital documents worldwide, but it’s not easy to learn on your own. With capabilities that let you use a variety of images and text, embed audio and video, and provide links and navigation, there’s a lot to explore. This practical guide helps you understand how to work with PDF to construct your own documents, troubleshoot problems, and even build your own tools. You’ll also find best practices for producing, manipulating, and consuming PDF documents. In addition, this highly approachable reference will help you navigate the official (and complex) ISO documentation. Learn how to combine PDF objects into a cohesive whole Use PDF’s imaging model to create vector and raster graphics Integrate text, and become familiar with fonts and glyphs Provide navigation within and between documents Use annotations to overlay or incorporate additional content Build interactive forms with the Widget annotation Embed related files such as multimedia, 3D content, and XML files Use optional content to enable non-printing graphics Tag content with HTML-like structures, including paragraphs and tables

The Nation’s Health Care Bill

The Nation’s Health Care Bill Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerry Cromwell,Deborah Healy,Elizabeth Seeley,Diana Trebino,Genevieve Cromwell
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The Nation’s Health Care Bill by Jerry Cromwell,Deborah Healy,Elizabeth Seeley,Diana Trebino,Genevieve Cromwell Summary

During the past 50 years, spending on health care services—by households, private businesses, and state and federal governments—increased dramatically and now approaches one out of every five dollars spent in the United States. The benefits of health care spending have not been distributed equally across the population, with less going to a growing number of uninsured people. Moreover, the United States does not realize proportional value for its spending on health care. It spends more per capita than any of six other industrialized countries but ranks below them on measures of health care quality, efficiency, and equity. Unable to sustain rising contributions to health insurance, employers are shifting more of the cost to workers, thereby increasing the number who cannot afford coverage. Federal, state, and local governments have taken on some of these costs by subsidizing the health services of elderly, disabled, and poor people. Health spending, once a small fraction of the federal budget, now exceeds spending on defense or Social Security. State and local governments now devote more of their own taxes to health care than to elementary and secondary education, despite the federal government’s paying for the majority of Medicaid spending. The data in this chartbook indicate that the financial burden of health care spending presents a disproportionate burden on uninsured and sick people, small businesses, and low-wage workers. In addition to the magnitude and maldistribution of health spending, society’s “opportunity costs” are high: Private businesses, households, and state and federal governments could have made other highly productive purchases had health spending not exceeded economy-wide growth. For the government, health care spending decreases the money available for other investments, such as education, infrastructure, and debt reduction. As health costs increase and the population ages, the historical reallocation of US productive capacity to health care is unsustainable. With pressing needs elsewhere, the country must make the health system more efficient, equitable, and affordable. Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) by Congress in 2010 was a comprehensive step to contain health care costs, particularly for families, while extending health care coverage to millions of uninsured people. The potential benefits of the ACA include better access to health professionals and prescription drugs, decreased medical debt and fewer subsequent bankruptcy filings, and lower labor costs for small businesses. Constrained health care spending will allow businesses and government to make more cost-effective investments elsewhere without raising prices or burdening taxpayers. With this chartbook as a baseline, users can monitor changes that result from the ACA and take future steps to enhance the cost-effectiveness of the US health care system.

Jacques Ellul and the Technological Society in the 21st Century

Jacques Ellul and the Technological Society in the 21st Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helena M. Jerónimo,José Luís Garcia,Carl Mitcham
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Jacques Ellul and the Technological Society in the 21st Century by Helena M. Jerónimo,José Luís Garcia,Carl Mitcham Summary

This volume rethinks the work of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) on the centenary of his birth, by presenting an overview of the current debates based on Ellul's insights. As one of the most significant twentieth-century thinkers about technology, Ellul was among the first thinkers to realize the importance of topics such as globalization, terrorism, communication technologies and ecology, and study them from a technological perspective. The book is divided into three sections. The first discusses Ellul’s diagnosis of modern society, and addresses the reception of his work on the technological society, the notion of efficiency, the process of symbolization/de-symbolization, and ecology. The second analyzes communicational and cultural problems, as well as threats and trends in early twenty-first century societies. Many of the issues Ellul saw as crucial – such as energy, propaganda, applied life sciences and communication – continue to be so. In fact they have grown exponentially, on a global scale, producing new forms of risk. Essays in the final section examine the duality of reason and revelation. They pursue an understanding of Ellul in terms of the depth of experience and the traditions of human knowledge, which is to say, on the one hand, the experience of the human being as contained in the rationalist, sociological and philosophical traditions. On the other hand there are the transcendent roots of human existence, as well as “revealed knowledge,” in the mystical and religious traditions. The meeting of these two traditions enables us to look at Ellul’s work as a whole, but above all it opens up a space for examining religious life in the technological society.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) IN THE WORLD

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) IN THE WORLD Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Professional Chamber Sanator – the Union of Biotronicists of Josef Zezulka
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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) IN THE WORLD by The Professional Chamber Sanator – the Union of Biotronicists of Josef Zezulka Summary

For some time now, the professional and general public in the Czech Republic have been receiving incomplete and often biased information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Leading European and world authorities – the World Health Organization (WHO), the Council of Europe, European research CAMbrella funded by the European Commission, European network EUROCAM, are all entirely in favour of CAM, and without exception recommend CAM research and integration into the routine care. The contradiction between 'here and there' is literally explosive. The 'world' is entirely elsewhere. Respective details are given in the information publication 'Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the World', published by the Professional Chamber Sanator – the Union of Biotronicists of Josef Zezulka. Our Professional Chamber has recently become a member of ANME – Association for Natural Medicine in Europe, EUAA – European Ayurveda Association and joined the European Commission’s EU Health Policy Platform. We hope that our activities will contribute to the education of the professional public in the realm of CAM. Tomáš Pfeiffer Director of the Professional Chamber Sanator – the Union of Biotronicists of Josef Zezulka www.sanator.cz/en

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