Improving future

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  • While structuring financing packages for vital projects is among the most impor- tant roles the federal government plays in infrastructure investment, its activities extend well beyond this role and into research, issuing regulations, awarding grants, environmental protection, and even directly operating and maintaining locks, dams, bridges, and utilities throughout our country. To coordinate all of these activities and maximize the efficiency of federal infrastructure programs, we need a national infrastructure planning council.

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  • There exists a range of solutions to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution. This includes reducing the source of pollution and altering the living environment and user behavior. Source reduction involves improved cooking devices (with or without flue attached), cleaner fuel, and reduced need for fire. Alterations to the living environment include improved ventilation and improved kitchen design and stove placement. Altered user behavior includes fuel drying, stove and chimney maintenance, use of pot lids to conserve heat, and keeping children away from the smoke (Bruce et al.

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  • The National Institute on Aging’s “Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest-Old (AHEAD) Survey” from 1993 is used to provide demographic and housing preference information (e.g., assisted living, shared housing, conventional housing) on seniors over 70 years of age.

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  • For the past hundred years, innovation within the automotive sector has brought major technological advances, leading to safer, cleaner, and more affordable vehicles. But for the most part, since Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line, the changes have been incremental, evolutionary. Now, in the early decades of the 21st century, the industry appears to be on the cusp of revolutionary change—with potential to dramatically reshape not just the competitive landscape but also the way we interact with vehicles and, indeed, the future design of our roads and cities.

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  • Research on livestock resources in Bangladesh, in general, and poultry sub-sector, in particular, is rather limited. The major contributors include Alam (1995, 1997), Mitchell (1997), Quasem (2001) and the studies conducted by the Department of Livestock from time to time. The research by Alam (1995), which has been later updated (Alam 1997), is an useful document on livestock resources in Bangladesh, presenting the existing status and the future potential of the sub-sector.

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  • This prospectus provides a research agenda for the behavioral and social sciences at NIH. The behavioral and social sciences can make a substantial contribution to NIH's mission to improve the nation’s health.

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  • Therapeutic patient education* should enable patients to acquire and maintain abilities that allow them to optimally manage their lives with their disease. It is therefore a continuous process, integrated in health care. It is patient-centred; it includes organized awareness, informa- tion, self-care learning* and psychosocial support regarding the dis- ease, prescribed treatment, care, hospital and other health care set- tings, organizational information, and behaviour* related to health and illness.

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  • he U.S. Army is undergoing a major transformation to ensure that its future capabilities meet the needs of the nation. One element of its transformation strategy is the recapitalization (RECAP) program, which entails rebuilding and selectively upgrading 17 systems. The program has continuously evolved, with ongoing

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  • This paper demonstrates a conceptually simple but effective method of increasing the accuracy of QA systems on factoid-style questions. We define the notion of an inverted question, and show that by requiring that the answers to the original and inverted questions be mutually consistent, incorrect answers get demoted in confidence and correct ones promoted. Additionally, we show that lack of validation can be used to assert no-answer (nil) conditions.

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  • In this paper a method to incorporate linguistic information regarding single-word and compound verbs is proposed, as a first step towards an SMT model based on linguistically-classified phrases. By substituting these verb structures by the base form of the head verb, we achieve a better statistical word alignment performance, and are able to better estimate the translation model and generalize to unseen verb forms during translation. Preliminary experiments for the English - Spanish language pair are performed, and future research lines are detailed. ...

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  • (BQ) In Higher, Further, Faster…, Stewart Ross looks at these questions and much more. Starting with a description of technology's impact on elements common to various sports, such as bats, balls, pitches and special clothing, he then examines the controversies that arise almost daily, from golf club technology to the use of Hawk-eye in tennis. He also looks ahead to the techno-future of major sports such as football, tennis, golf, cricket, cycling and motor sport, and asks where they are going

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  • This book is compiled to provide the reader a critical appreciation of key tools of Lean and Six Sigma and their implementation into both manufacturing and service organizations through drawing upon the research findings of a range of specialist scholars (including academics and practitioners) who have either proposed a conceptual model of framework for Lean/Six Sigma or have empirically gathered an extensive range of new data from organizations in the manufacturing and service sectors across a number of countries.

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  • The process of financial reporting, financial statement analysis, and valuation is intended to help investors and analysts to deeply understand a firm’s profitability and risk and to use that information to forecast future profitability and risk and ultimately value the firm, enabling intelligent investment decisions. This process lies at the heart of the role of accounting, financial reporting, capital markets, investments, portfolio management, and corporate management in the world economy.

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  • The process of financial reporting, financial statement analysis, and valuation is intended to help investors and analysts to deeply understand a firm’s profitability and risk and to use that information to forecast future profitability and risk and ultimately value the firm, enabling intelligent investment decisions. This process lies at the heart of the role of accounting, financial reporting, capital markets, investments, portfolio management, and corporate management in the world economy.

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  • This eBook describes the SWOT analysis, a technique that you can perform for producs, services, and markets when deciding on the best strategy for achieving future growth.

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  • Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement, Second Edition, illustrates a quality framework for software testing in traditional structured and unstructured environments. Section I reviews modern QA principles and best practices. Section II examines the waterfall development methodology. The next section contrasts waterfall development methodology with the rapid application spiral environment. Section IV discusses fundamental challenges of maintaining and improving existing systems.

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  • Modern organizations have been required to make significant transformations in response to an accelerating rate of change in technical, social, political, and economic forces. As a result of these changing forces, the management process has become more difficult, requiring greater skills aimed at guiding the future course of an organization in a rapidly evolving and uncertain world. These skills are the essence of strategic management. Strategic management is concerned with deciding in advance what an organization should do in the future (strategic planning).

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  • This book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date books written on Energy Efficiency. The readers will learn about different technologies for energy efficiency policies and programs to reduce the amount of energy. The book provides some studies and specific sets of policies and programs that are implemented in order to maximize the potential for energy efficiency improvement. It contains unique insights from scientists with academic and industrial expertise in the field of energy efficiency collected in this multi-disciplinary forum....

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  • This book considers diagnosis and treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. It addresses vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional radiologists, but also anyone engaged in vascular medicine. The book focuses amongst other things on operations in the ascending aorta and the aortic arch. Surgical procedures in this area have received increasing attention in the last few years and have been subjected to several modifications.

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  • The study of earthquakes combines science, technology and expertise in infrastructure and engineering in an effort to minimize human and material losses when their occurrence is inevitable. This book is devoted to various aspects of earthquake research and analysis, from theoretical advances to practical applications. Different sections are dedicated to ground motion studies and seismic site characterization, with regard to mitigation of the risk from earthquake and ensuring the safety of the buildings under earthquake loading.

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