With each project, unique tasks are completed in a specified period and contribute to
the final result. In contrast, ongoing operations are continuous and do not have a
designated end date of completion. People assigned to a specific project may come from
different parts of an organization or even from outside the organization; after completion
of the project, these people will go to other projects or back to the original functions in
their organizations (Levy, 1994).
After completing this chapter, you will know: Why is biodiversity important? Make a list of some of the general reasons that animals and plants are endangered; how could a company (legally) develop land that is home to an endangered species? What is the most productive terrestrial ecosystem? What is the extent of deforestation globally? Where and how rapidly is it occurring? Contrast the different levels of ecosystem protection given to public lands in the United States; what is the tragedy of the commons? Give an example of a commons and how it is mistreated.
It seems like only a few days since the second edition of this handbook was completed;
however, in the five years that have passed, amazing things have happened in the world of
safety. First, the 2000 edition of NFPA 70E has become the 2004 edition with a multitude
of changes. Second, the electrical world seems to have become much more aware of the
hazards of electricity and has started to embrace many, if not all, of the more modern
safety requirements, such as flash-hazard evaluations.
ASM International is pleased to publish ASM Handbook, Volume 13A, Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection, the first book in a two-volume revision of the landmark 1987 Metals Handbook, 9th Edition volume
on corrosion. ASM Handbook, Volume 13A has been completely revised and updated to address the needs of ASM International members and the global technical community for current and comprehensive information on
corrosion principles, evaluation techniques, and protection methods.
This module provides students with an overview of cryptography and digital
certificates. The module then explains how students can protect data and
communications between the Web browser and the Web server. After
completing this module, students will be able to protect the portions of a Web
application that require private communications through Secure Sockets Layer
The invertebrates, as their name indicates, have no backbone. Their body is soft, but it is protected on the outside, by a carapace in the case of the crustaceans, or by a shell in mollusks, or it is supported by an internal calcareous skeleton, as in corals
Performance evaluation measures the skill of an asset manager and its principal idea
is to compare the returns with an alternative appropriate portfolio to that which was obtained
in a particular case. The emergence of modern portfolio theory (MPT) by Markowitz (1952),
who quantifies how rational investors make decisions based on expected return and risk, has
brought much development to portfolio performance measurement.
Support groups led by
our social workers are a good place to exchange information
and share experiences with other people in similar situations,
which can make it easier to cope. Our social workers also help
you find the practical help you might need, such as financial
assistance or tips on managing side effects. All of CancerCare’s
services, offered by telephone, online, and face to face, are
completely free of charge.
By talking with your children honestly and helping them
express their emotions, you make it easier for them to feel
safe and secure.
In the Burdett and Judd (1983) model retailers
are selling only one good and thus setting only one price. As a result, while lowering it to
attract the shoppers they also lose sure prot they earn from the captives. In contrast, if
retailers are selling two complements, they can keep the sum of the two prices constant
at the joint reservation value of the two goods (thus ensuring that the prot earned from
the captives is unchanged) and lower one of the prices, engaging aggressively in a price
competition for the shoppers.
Joint discrimination is impossible if the two goods are substitutes.
These issues have brought us into contact with an expanded
set of policymakers—both here and abroad. Under Dodd-
Frank, established regulators like the Commodity Futures
Trading Commission and new ones like the Financial Stability
Oversight Council are writing rules that aect funds and their
advisers. And worldwide, policymakers are adopting a more
global stance. The Institute has worked to ensure that policy-
makers understand the functioning and vital role of our funds.
As always, our approach has been highly substantive and
Of late, the coastal ecosystems are highly degraded
due to high population and industrial growth (Glasby &
Roonwal, 1995; UNEP, 1997). Due to various pollutions
including pesticide poisoning (Sen Gupta et al., 1990),
over exploitation of water resources by power plant
industries and the municipal uses and encroachment for
urban developments force the fishing community to the
brink of disappearance. When those natural resources
are imperilled, so too are the livelihoods of the many
people who live and work there.
ARC’s report and to provide a recommendation of conditional approval or denial to the AMS Administrator. If approved by the AMS Administrator, the agent can begin certifying operations, although the accreditation process is not complete until the successful completion of an onsite review which further ensures that certifying agents are following NOP regulations. ARC is charged with scheduling and completing the onsite evaluations of all agents, foreign and domestic, within a reasonable amount of time following initial accreditation.
There is an oft-quoted saying believed to have originated as a Chinese proverb: “May
you live in interesting times”. It is often not interpreted with a positive connotation!
At present, it would be fair to say that the Indian mutual fund industry is living in
interesting times. It remains to be seen how positively that can be interpreted.
The last few years have seen a series of events, both within and outside the Indian
economy, which have had a deleterious effect on the industry. The world as we knew it
has changed in many ways....
I am encouraged in arguing for such a view by a trend that seems to characterize
some recent anthropological and philosophical literature, a trend towards recognizing that
aesthetics may be usefully defined independently of art. The anthropologist Jacques
Maquet, for example, has argued repeatedly (e.g. 1979: 45; 1986: 33) that art and
aesthetics are best treated as independent. Among philosophers, Nick Zangwill (1986:
261) has argued that ‘one could do aesthetics without mentioning works of art!
Sometimes I think it would be safer to do so.’ And T. J. ...
From a 40-year veteran, the only book available devoted to coaching high school basketball
In Coaching High School Basketball, Hall of Famer Bill Kuchar presents an indispensable instruction manual for experienced and rookie coaches alike. A combination of classic tactics and new, cutting-edge strategies, this one-of-a-kind handbook provides easyto- read diagrams and instructions, plus dozens of practice drills to reinforce fundamentals and teach innovative moves.
An obstetrician/gynecologist possesses specialized knowledge, skills, and
professional capability in the medical and surgical care of the female
reproductive system and associated disorders. To become certified by ABOG
requires four years of training, plus two years in clinical practice and
passage of both written and oral examinations before certification is
complete. Specialists in reproductive medicine usually undergo training in
obstetrics and gynecology, followed by training in reproductive
endocrinology and infertility, or in urology followed by training in
A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey indicates that a significant communication
gap exists between executive management and the internal audit function at
many companies. This disturbing revelation is a formula for failure during a period
of rising expectations for internal audit.
Given the strong link between effective communication and management’s
perception of internal audit performance, it is imperative that an internal audit
group communicate effectively with its internal stakeholders.
This survey was completed via the internet from January 7 to February 20, 2008 by 253
individuals who served on at least one audit committee for a publicly traded company in
2007. Some respondents were also given the option to complete a paper and pencil survey in
place of the online survey to increase response rate.
While conducting a probability sample with audit committee members is technically possible, it
was not feasible from a cost or time standpoint.
then appointed the Associate Administrator for Organization and Management, combining the various
Agency management functions, as Bob Seamans describes. But, well before that, with the initiation of the
Apollo program, there was the need to integrate the activities of the Centers and bring strong in-house
NASA people together into the newly established Office of Manned Space Flight. The need to identify a
strong leader was urgent.
The purpose of your meeting is to resolve conflicts so that they won’t recur. Make your position clear: You
are meeting because you respect the work of the department, you understand the priority of work, and you
want to help. Communicating your desire to work with the manager and not against the goals of his or her
department will enlist much more cooperation.
Example: One project manager was under a great deal of pressure to complete the last phase of a project. He
was already behind schedule, and his boss was applying pressure to finish it up.