The security world is constantly changing,
both in the context in which it has to operate,
and in terms of what it can offer as a response
to a wide range of threats. This is true across the
world. Indeed, globalization and the impact of
technology are just two trends that have seen
to that. As a consequence, security has become
more complicated; or, at least, the breadth of
knowledge that a good security operative, at any
level, needs to draw upon has been stretched
However, the problem of personal ties and political factors influencing the loan decision does
not mean that financial institutions necessarily need to be privately operated as has long been
argued by the Bretton Woods institutions (i.e. World Bank 2001). Historical experience in a
number of countries such as Chile (in the deregulation attempt of the 1980s) or in Indonesia
(in the 1990s) show that a privatized banking sector does not necessarily allocate loans
according to economic merit of the borrower.
In twenty-five years, international accounting, as G. Mueller
states, has outgrown its childhood
and adolescence to become a young adult, and its growth is reflected in the large quantity of
accounting literature in the sphere. Why are researchers and academics so interested in this
"discipline" ? There are several possible answers. F. Choi and G. Mueller
point out that now at
the end of the twentieth century, a period shaped by the forces of global competition, operating,
financing, and investing decisions are colored by their international implications.
Increased levels and volatility of food prices has led to
a surge of interest in large-scale agriculture and land
acquisition. This creates challenges for policy makers
aiming to establish a policy environment conducive
to an agrarian structure to contribute to broad-based
development in the long term. Based on a historical
review of episodes of growth of large farms and their
impact, this paper identifies factors underlying the
dominance of owner-operated farm structures and ways
in which these may change with development.
For the last 5 years, the Gamma database machine project has focused on issues associated with the design
and implementation of highly parallel database machines. In a number of ways, the design of Gamma is based on
what we learned from our earlier database machine DIRECT [DEWI79].
Most pipelines are operated twenty-four hours a day from a control station, using telephone, satellite, or microwave communications systems. Computers are widely used to monitor conditions along the line every ten to sixty seconds, sounding an alarm if they detect any abnormality or sudden change in pressure. In the event of an alarm, valves can be closed and nearby pipeline crews dispatched within minutes.
The Malouf Report provided much of the guidance for our existing management approach, for example, the ban on the commercial hunt of whitecoats (harp seals) and bluebacks (hooded seals) and on the use of large vessels more than 65 feet long. The commercial hunt is now carried out largely from inshore boats owned and operated by coastal residents.
With a plentiful and sustainable seal resource hunted well below its TAC for many years, DFO has concentrated on improving and enforcing hunting practices and regulatory and licensing requirements.