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  • 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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  • Tham khảo tài liệu 'financial audit of the department of human services state of hawaii fiscal year ended june 3d, 2008_part1', tài chính - ngân hàng, kế toán - kiểm toán phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả

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  • Why is this topic important? 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. ...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 involved.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • While midnight festivities still echoed the ether was electrified as European air navigation services providers subconscious minds merged on January 1 st 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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- ions.

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  • - 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 this purpose. - 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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