Human Development Report 2016

Human Development for Everyone

Author: United Nations Development Programme

Publisher: Human Development Report (Pape

ISBN: 9789211264135

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 9139

This report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone, now and in future. It starts with an account of the hopes and challenges of today's world, envisioning where humanity wants to go. This vision draws from and builds on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It explores who has been left behind in human development progress and why. It argues that to ensure that human development reaches everyone, some aspects of the human development framework and assessment perspectives have to be brought to the fore. The Report also identifies the national policies and key strategies to ensure that will enable every human being achieve at least basic human development and to sustain and protect the gains.

Basis of Assets

For Use in Preparing ... Returns

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Capital gains tax

Page: N.A

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Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World

Author: Christian C. Voigt,Tigga Kingston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319252208

Category: Nature

Page: 606

View: 6394

This book focuses on central themes related to the conservation of bats. It details their response to land-use change and management practices, intensified urbanization and roost disturbance and loss. Increasing interactions between humans and bats as a result of hunting, disease relationships, occupation of human dwellings, and conflict over fruit crops are explored in depth. Finally, contributors highlight the roles that taxonomy, conservation networks and conservation psychology have to play in conserving this imperilled but vital taxon. With over 1300 species, bats are the second largest order of mammals, yet as the Anthropocene dawns, bat populations around the world are in decline. Greater understanding of the anthropogenic drivers of this decline and exploration of possible mitigation measures are urgently needed if we are to retain global bat diversity in the coming decades. This book brings together teams of international experts to provide a global review of current understanding and recommend directions for future research and mitigation.

The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018

Building a Sustainable Future

Author: Glenn-Marie Lange,Quentin Wodon,Kevin Carey

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464810478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7149

Countries regularly track gross domestic product (GDP) as an indicator of their economic progress, but not wealth—the assets such as infrastructure, forests, minerals, and human capital that produce GDP. In contrast, corporations routinely report on both their income and assets to assess their economic health and prospects for the future. Wealth accounts allow countries to take stock of their assets to monitor the sustainability of development, an urgent concern today for all countries. The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future covers national wealth for 141 countries over 20 years (1995†“2014) as the sum of produced capital, 19 types of natural capital, net foreign assets, and human capital overall as well as by gender and type of employment. Great progress has been made in estimating wealth since the fi rst volume, Where Is the Wealth of Nations? Measuring Capital for the 21st Century, was published in 2006. New data substantially improve estimates of natural capital, and, for the fi rst time, human capital is measured by using household surveys to estimate lifetime earnings. The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 begins with a review of global and regional trends in wealth over the past two decades and provides examples of how wealth accounts can be used for the analysis of development patterns. Several chapters discuss the new work on human capital and its application in development policy. The book then tackles elements of natural capital that are not yet fully incorporated in the wealth accounts: air pollution, marine fi sheries, and ecosystems. This book targets policy makers but will engage anyone committed to building a sustainable future for the planet.

The Small Business Lending Fund

Author: Joshua A. Bell,Carl M. Richardson

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781622572120

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

View: 9214

This book examines the Small Business Lending Fund, with a focus on the supply and demand for small business loans. Congressional interest in small businesses reflects, in part, concerns about economic growth and unemployment. Small businesses, defined as having fewer than 500 employees, have played an important role in net employment growth during previous economic recoveries. However, recent data show that net employment growth at small businesses is not increasing at the same rate as in previous economic recoveries. Some have argued that current economic conditions make it imperative that the federal government provide additional resources to assist small businesses in acquiring capital necessary to start, continue, or expand operations and create jobs. Others worry about the long-term adverse economic effects of spending programs that increase the federal deficit.

Graduate Medical Education Directory

Author: American Medical Association,Fred Donini-Lenoff

Publisher: Amer Medical Assn

ISBN: 9781603597142

Category: Medical

Page: 1068

View: 5180

Revised by the American Medical Association (AMA), Graduate Medical Education Directory, 2012-2013 (Green Book) contains comprehensive information on 9,000 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited programs (GME) in the United States, including Residency, Fellowship, and Combined programs, plus residency application and career-planning resources. Revisions and updates: specialty/subspecialty information, Match data, 215 new programs, and 3,000 teaching institutions.

BlackBerry Planet

The Story of Research in Motion and the Little Device that Took the World by Storm

Author: Alastair Sweeny

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470675816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7717

BlackBerry Planet is a new tribe of people who simply cannot get along without their favorite device, Research in Motion’s innovative electronic organizer, the BlackBerry. This omnipresent device has gone beyond being the world’s foremost mobile business tool and entered the consumer mainstream as the Swiss Army Knife of smart phones. BlackBerry Planet tells the behind-the-scenes story of how this little device has become the machine that connects the planet. Starting with the early years of Mike Lazaridis’ invention and his founding of RIM at age 23, it details his drive to innovate, developing what was a glorified pager into the essential corporate communicator, used by everyone from dealmakers to the Queen, from movie stars to the entire US Congress. Since 1992, Lazaridis and co-CEO Jim Balsillie together have been the driving force behind the RIM story. With access to senior staffers and former RIM employees, BlackBerry Planet tells the inside story about the branding and marketing success of the BlackBerry, from its use during 9/11, which earned RIM a reputation for security and reliability, to the cultural adoption of the iconic device as a must-have symbol, to the backlash against the addictive properties of the “CrackBerry,” and the various patent suits RIM has had to fight off – including the five-year court battle that resulted in the largest technology patent settlement in US history. As the incredible story of the BlackBerry unfolds, and as RIM battles global giants like Nokia and Apple in the emerging super-phone marketplace, users, fans, investors and competitors can look to BlackBerry Planet for the insight and context of where they’ve been, to try and predict where they’re going.

Urbanism Without Effort

Author: Charles R. Wolfe

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610914422

Category: Architecture

Page: 85

View: 611

This beautifully illustrated short e-book explores the idea that to create vibrant, sustainable urban areas for the long term, we must first understand what happens naturally when people congregate in cities—innate, unprompted interactions of urban dwellers with each other and their surrounding urban and physical environment. Wolfe elaborates on the perspective that the underlying rationales for urban policy, planning and regulation are best understood from a historical perspective and in a better understanding of the everyday uses of urban space. To make his case, Wolfe draws on his years of writing about urbanism as well as his professional experiences as a land use and environmental lawyer and offers compelling case study vignettes from everyday urban life. Successful community, Wolfe argues, is among the first principles of what makes humans feel happy, and therefore city dwellers invariably celebrate environments where and when they can coexist safely, in a mutually supportive way. Wolfe believes such celebration is most interesting when it occurs spontaneously—seemingly without effort. He contends it is critical to first isolate these spontaneous and latent examples of successful urban land use, before applying any prescriptive government policies or initiatives. Wolfe provides something rare in contemporary urbanist writing—rich illustrations and examples from real life—both historical and current. His writing about the past and the future of urban form offers readers inspiration, historical context, and a better understanding of how a sustainable, inviting urban environment is created.

Bus Occupant Safety

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309060042

Category: Bus accidents

Page: 55

View: 6293

Offers information on the current practices of transit agencies to reduce injuries to bus occupants during collisions and injuries to passengers while boarding, riding, and leaving the bus.

River Derwent

From Sea to Source

Author: Helen Ivison

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445615444

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 8919

Puyallup

A Pioneer Paradise

Author: Ruth Anderson,Lori Price

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738523743

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 4010

For many early Americans, native and immigrant, Puyallup was much more than simply a destination in Western Washington, but was a fulfillment of a dream, a vision of prosperity and opportunity. The lush valley region along the Puyallup River provided both beauty and bounty, sustaining countless generations and a variety of cultures, from the early American Indians to the later European explorers and settlers. Within this untamed wilderness, a group of hardy and self-reliant pioneers began the great task of carving a livelihood, and through their extraordinary efforts, created a lasting monument to their courage and determination-the city of Puyallup. Puyallup: A Pioneer Paradise chronicles the story of the city's evolution from the indigenous tribe that once populated the valley to the post-World War II building boom that attracted thousands of new residents. Readers travel across several centuries of change as the country of the "Generous People," or Puyallup tribe, succumbed to the unyielding waves of new people, such as the colonists of the Hudson's Bay Company, the stalwart Naches Pass Immigrants, and scores of later men and women searching for the promise of land. This unique volume traces the city's varied history, including its once-prominent agricultural traditions in hops, berries, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and Christmas trees, and remembers a host of its colorful characters, citizens like Ezra Meeker and J.P. Stewart, who worked tirelessly to promote Puyallup's development and supplied much of the land and leadership necessary for its growth.

Eurasian Integration

Challenges of Transcontinental Regionalism

Author: Evgeny Vinokurov,Alexander Libman

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230302688

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 6061

This book examines the major economic and political transitions currently taking place in the Eurasian continent. Libman and Vinokurov provide a detailed account of various aspects of Eurasian integration, looking at both its bright side (trade, investments and joint infrastructure) and dark side (trafficking humans and drugs and the spread of diseases) and linking it to waves of 'Eurasian exchanges' in the past. The authors explore how political reality adapts and shapes the changing networks of economic interconnections and delineate a concept of 'pragmatic Eurasianism' necessary for understanding these linkages and sharply contrasting to the heavily ideological views of Eurasia that often dominate the political and social discussions.

Smart Mobs

The Next Social Revolution

Author: Howard Rheingold

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465004393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4532

Smart Mobs takes us on a journey around the world for a preview of the next techno-cultural shift. The coming wave, says Rheingold, is the result of super-efficient mobile communications-cellular phones, wireless-paging, and Internet-access devices-that will allow us to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere.Rheingold offers a penetrating perspective on the new convergence of pop culture, cutting-edge technology, and social activism. He also reminds us that the real impact of mobile communications will come not from the technology itself but from how people use it, resist it, and adapt to it.

Aids And Population Education

Author: Binod K. Sahu

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120726581

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 316

View: 903

Engineering in Context

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academica

ISBN: 9788776757007

Category: Engineering

Page: 502

View: 3933

Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society

Author: Charles F. Levinthal

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134003047

Category: Self-Help

Page: 416

View: 8419

This text examines the impact of drug-taking behaviour on our society and our daily lives. The use and abuse of a wide range of licit and illicit drugs are discussed from historical, biological, psychological and sociological perspectives.

Delegation of Nursing Care

Author: Patricia Kelly-Heidenthal,Patricia Kelly,Maureen T. Marthaler

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 167

View: 5427

The long standing nursing shortage has prompted many institutions to rely on nurses to delegate critical tasks. Delegation of Nursing Care establishes safe delegation as an indispensable skill in delivering quality patient care. The book discusses the demanding roles of a professional nurse and explores the elements of decision making nurses use most. It also highlights the importance of communication, time management, and accountability, and is designed to build the diverse skills needed in the world of nursing.