In the 21st century, life for humans being has become busy to the extent that they strive for a
comfortable and easy life. Service robots can provide this comfort to humans by doing all
their difficult and dirty work. In order to provide this service, robots should be able to work
in the same environment as humans. Service robots should have intelligent abilities such as
greeting, conversation with humans, moving while avoiding obstacles, grabbing objects, etc
(Sakai K. et al., 2005). However, service robots can just walk or run slowly (Riezenman, M.J.
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Because executive coaching has grown rapidly in recent years, many human resource professionals and their clients need information to help them know when and how to use coaching for their organizations. Most of the books on the market are “how-to” books, with very little material to assist HR people in becoming savvy consumers of coaching services. The topics and materials in this book can serve as a practical guide to learn more about what coaching is and how to best use it in the organization.
Troy Waugh, CPA, MBA, is a leading author, speaker, teacher, and consultant
to the accounting industry. Troy helps public accounting firms
grow. He and his experienced team of consultants have helped firms add
more than $500 million in new business through their consulting, training,
and alliance services.
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is the only accredited
school of public health in New York City and is among the ﬁrst in the nation.
Its students and multidisciplinary faculty members engage in research, both
locally and globally, concentrating on biostatistics, environmental health sci-
ences, epidemiology, health policy and management, population and family
health, and sociomedical sciences.
Ecosystems provide a wide variety of marketable goods, fish and lumber
being two familiar examples. However, society is increasingly recognizing the
myriad functions—the observable manifestations of ecosystem processes such
as nutrient recycling, regulation of climate, and maintenance of biodiversity—
that they provide, without which human civilizations could not thrive. Derived
from the physical, biological, and chemical processes at work in natural ecosystems,
these functions are seldom experienced directly by users of the resource.
The Current State and Trends assessment presents the findings of
the Condition and Trends Working Group of the Millennium
Ecosystem Assessment. This volume documents the current condition
and recent trends of the world’s ecosystems, the services
they provide, and associated human well-being around the year
2000. Its primary goal is to provide decision-makers, ecosystem
managers, and other potential users with objective information
and analyses of historical trends and dynamics of the interaction
between ecosystem change and human well-being.
The MA, which focused on ecosystem change and
the impacts of such change on human well-being, included
a set of sub-global assessments at multiple
spatial scales, in addition to the global assessment.
This was one of the innovations of the MA compared to
other international assessments, which usually focus on
global or regional scales alone. The global and sub-global
assessments analyzed ecosystem services and human wellbeing
from different perspectives and with different stakeholders
The focus of the MA is on ecosystem services (the benefits people
obtain from ecosystems), how changes in ecosystem services have
affected human well-being in the past, and what role these
changes could play in the present as well as in the future. The
MA is an assessment of responses that are available to improve
ecosystem management and can thereby contribute to the various
constituents of human well-being. The specific issues addressed
have been defined through consultation with the MA users.
Around one third of our visits were to firms for whom financial services is not their
main line of business and sell PPI as a tertiary product. Of these nearly a half had not
properly engaged with their regulatory responsibilities and had in general failed to
meet the standards of TCF and ICOB.
Motor retailers have shown some of the biggest improvements since our earlier
work, for instance, they have been proactive in changing their sales processes to
better align them with TCF objectives.
While PHI tends to cover certain typical services, there is diversity across OECD countries in
both the health services and providers accessible by privately insured individuals. Such diversity reflects
the scope of public coverage, and is affected by regulation and insurers’ strategies.
Conserving biodiversity and the ecosystem services that they provide is part of the
larger objective of promoting human well-being and sustainable development.
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) 2005 has brought about a
fundamental change in the way that scientists perceive the role and value of
biodiversity, and recognizes the dynamics and linkages between people,
biodiversity and ecosystems. Human activities have direct and indirect impacts
on biodiversity and ecosystems, which in turn affects the ecosystems services that
they provide, and ultimately human well-being.
While midnight festivities still echoed the ether was electrified as European air navigation
services providers subconscious minds merged on January 1
2012 hoping that they will
perform in accordance with the expectations of the just-born performance scheme. Is this an
overture to the page-turner of success or endless soap-opera of debacle?
Nobody yet invented the universal formula that govern the provision of air navigation
services for any given combination of air traffic flow, its variability and complexity,
airspace configuration and operational environment.
European national policy-makers broadly agree on the core objectives that their
health care systems should pursue. The list is strikingly straightforward: universal
access for all citizens, effective care for better health outcomes, efficient use of
resources, high-quality services and responsiveness to patient concerns. It is a
formula that resonates across the political spectrum and which, in various,
sometimes inventive, configurations, has played a role in most recent European
national election campaigns...
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Atlas project, like the other ATLAS
projects, is a systematic attempt to collect information from countries on existing
services and resources. This project is led by the World Health Organization,
Geneva, in collaboration with the WHO Regional Ofﬁ ces and partner organizat-
- They can be used individually or as a package. They are cross-referenced with
each other for ease of use. Countries may wish to go through each of the modules
systematically or may use a specific module when the emphasis is on a particular area
of mental health. For example, countries wishing to address mental health legislation
may find the module entitled Mental Health Legislation and Human Rights useful for
- They can be used as a training package for mental health policy-makers, planners
and others involved in organizing, delivering and funding mental health services.
This book is about change in the management of public services – how
much of it and what consequences. For over two decades the goal of
restructuring welfare provision has been at the heart of UK government
policy. Under the Conservatives the focus was on controlling expenditure
and re-organising services to make professionals more accountable
for resource decisions. In health, education and social care, the objective
was to install a system of managed provision heavily influenced by
the practices of private firms.
Community palliative care clinical nurse specialists (commonly known
as Macmillan nurses) play an important role in specialist palliative care
(Skilbeck et al. 2002). They spend time with patients and their families,
helping them come to terms with an array of complex emotional
and practical problems, facilitating communication, giving information
and advice about treatments and also offering expertise in controlling
pain and other distressing symptoms. These nurses are equipped with
specialist skills to assess the complex palliative care needs of patients
referred to the service.
In response to climate change, many countries are likely to invest in even more infrastructure
for coastal defenses and flood control to reduce the vulnerability of human settlements to
climate change. Increased water shortages will increase demand for new irrigation facilities and
new reservoirs. Similarly, natural ecosystems can reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and
extreme climatic events and complement, or substitute for, more expensive infrastructure
investments to protect coastal and riverine settlements.
It also limits their ability to develop livelihoods that do not depend on natural resources, or to obtain
wage-earning jobs. Thus, improved access to education is critical to lower rural poverty and decrease
the dependence of rural poor on natural resources for their livelihood. In many countries girl children
are less likely to go to school, and more likely to drop out early, because of economic and cultural
pressures. This differentially affects their livelihood opportunities as they become adults.