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  • The National Research Council was mandated by the government to research the use of space-based observation of the earth in order to determine environmental changes. The committees were asked to determine the questions that should be addressed, taking into account the intended federal and local agencies that would use the data acquired. They then had to prioritize the experiments and observations knowing that it will be impossible to fund them all. The results make extremely sobering reading.

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  • Tham khảo sách 'encyclopedia of law enforcement, volume i: state and local', kinh tế - quản lý, luật phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả

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  • .The research described in this report was prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The research was conducted in the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the OSD, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community under Contract DASW01-01-C-0004. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Davis, Lois M. Combating terrorism : how prepared are state and local response organizations? / Lois M.

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  • The promoter or sponsor must be involved in all of the planning phases to ensure a successful event. Often, the promoter is interested in monetary gain more than he or she is interested in public safety. If this appears to be his or her primary goal, local agency participation is essential. You may encourage the promoter to cooperate by linking attendance at planning meetings with the permit process and issuance. For example, the permit to host the event may require the promoter’s presence at the initial planning meeting. Teamwork promotes successful events. One way...

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  • As early as the beginning of the 20th century Rudolf Diesel proposed vegetable oil as fuel for his engine.1 A short time later, before and during World War Two, vegetable oil was examined in “up-to-date” diesel engines. In 1940 first trials with vegetable oil methyl and ethyl esters were carried out in France and, at the same time, scientists in Belgium were using palm oil ethyl ester as a fuel for buses.2 In 1973, the oil crisis refocused attention on and interest for local energy sources.

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  • In a seminal study in New Haven, CT, United States, data from a comprehensive annual health and welfare study of a representative sample of 2812 older people were merged with the database of the local agency concerned with adult abuse for each year over a 9-year period (50). Information for the health survey was recorded by nurses, who saw the older people at a hospital for the first year’s data collection and every third year after that. In the intervening years, data were updated by telephone.

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  • Administrative law provides many of the safeguards which prevent government becoming an intolerable evil. It is the purpose of this book to provide an introduction to administrative law and its control of government power indicating, wherever possible, the nature of those powers, the purpose of governmental functions as well as the scope and effectiveness of legal control.

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  • There is a change happening in the practice of applied anthropology. A new field of ‘indigenous knowledge’ is emerging which aims to make local voices heard and ensure that development initiatives meet the needs of ordinary people. Indigenous knowledge, an aspect of participatory approaches to devel- opment, offers an alternative to schemes and strategies that are imposed on lesser developed countries by international agencies and state organizations.

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  • The questionnaire requested information on the definitions (either internal or via cross- reference to an external source) of “credit ratings,” “credit rating agencies,” or any related terms as well as any references to specific credit rating agencies in LRSPs. Member authorities were also asked questions regarding the usage of credit ratings and/or references to credit rating agencies (or, in either case, related terms) 3 in their LRSPs, including an explanation of what each LRSP was designed to accomplish and the purpose of using credit ratings in the LRSP.

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  • Air pollution is one of the most serious environmental threats to urban populations (Cohen 2005). Exposures vary among and within urban areas, but all people living in cities are exposed, and many are harmed, by current levels of pollutants in many large cities. Infants, young children, seniors and people who have lung and heart conditions are especially affected, but even young, healthy adults are not immune to harm from poor air quality.

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  • The abolition of the Audit Commission will also impact on the audit arrangements for local health bodies. Currently, the Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts and NHS Trusts are audited under the Audit Commission framework. The Health and Social Care Bill, currently before Parliament, aims to abolish Strategic Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts and provides for all NHS Trusts to become Foundation Trusts by 2014.

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  • Whether to co-process alternative fuels in cement kilns can be evaluated upon environmental and economic criteria. As is discussed in detail below, the potential benefits of burning alternative fuels at cement plants are numerous. However, the contrary is possible, when poor planning results in projects where cement kilns have higher emissions, or where alternative fuels are not put to their highest value use. Five guiding principles outlined by the German development agency, GTZ, and Holcim Group Support Ltd.

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  • Congress has recognized the importance of respiratory health and has em- barked on programs to make a difference. From 1998–2003, Congress doubled the budget of the National Institutes of Health. We have strengthened the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, granted the Food and Drug Administration the ability to regulate tobacco, improved pollution control through the Environmental Protection Agency, and funded tuberculosis programs throughout the world because we realize that in order to control tuberculosis at home, we need to control it worldwide.

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  • The research was undertaken using a common methodology, set of research questions and analytic framework for reporting. Prior to the fieldwork, a policy and situational analysis was undertaken by each team, based on the work of locally recruited consultants who assembled relevant policy documents, programme and project reports and plans, academic articles, and associated “grey” literature. During the site visits, interviews were conducted with key staff of WHO and UNFPA country offices, MOH and other government officials (e.g.

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  • The Department of Transportation, for example, does not fully consider how increased investment in passenger or freight railways might alleviate the need for additional road and highway expenditures, and does not coordinate the landside port improvements it funds with Army Corps of Engineers waterside invest- ments at the very same ports.

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  • An infrastructure bank could be particularly effective at leveraging additional investment because it would be able to make such investment more attractive to private investors. A federal bank could help inexperienced states and localities develop attractive public-private partnerships and could connect willing private partners with these investment opportunities.

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  • Few issues display more clearly the competition between China’s drive to become economically developed and to conserve biodiversity than hydropower development. This is the subject of China’s most recent environmental controversy. In August 2003, the National Development and Reform Commission, a powerful economics super-ministry, authorized construction of a 13-station dam along the Nu1 River (Nujiang) in Yunnan Province. After at least a decade of construction, the dam would become the world’s largest.

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  • This year, Congress, the Administration, and financial regulators have taken significant measures to address some of the most obvious inadequacies in our consumer protection framework. But these steps have focused on just two, albeit very important, product markets – credit cards and mortgages. We need comprehensive reform. For that reason, we propose the creation of a single regulatory agency, a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA), with the authority and accountability to make sure that consumer protection regulations are written fairly and enforced vigorously.

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  • The proposed new local audit regime would continue to provide Parliament with the assurances it needs on public spending. The National Audit Office would prepare the Codes of audit practice, which prescribe the way in which auditors are to carry out their functions, and which would continue to be approved by Parliament, and associated guidance. The National Audit Office would also continue to audit Government departments providing funding to local public bodies and will continue to receive Whole of Government Accounts returns.

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  • The England’s Northwest brand is designed for everyone who wants to promote or endorse their own part of England’s Northwest, from the world famous brands of the region, to your own local areas, attractions and cultural or business activities. The England’s Northwest brand has been created by the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA) and members of the Regional Marketing Forum.

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