On a warm autumn day in 1962, a young chief executive stood before a large assembly and introduced a long-term, daring mission for his enterprise. It was both terrifying and inspiring. To many, successfully completing the mission seemed an impossible task..Leveraging Technology to Execute Winning Strategies
The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) was established in 1958 with
the mission to improve the quality of biology education at all levels. Not long
after the inception of the organization, our mission was expanded to include the
improvement of science education, not just biology education. In 2000, we further
articulated this mission to describe the work we would do in curriculum develop-
ment, professional development, and research and evaluation.
On a warm autumn day in 1962, a young chief executive stood before a
large assembly and introduced a long-term, daring mission for his enterprise.
It was both terrifying and inspiring. To many, successfully completing
the mission seemed an impossible task.
Today, many people believe that as long as a person has strong technical skills,
demonstrated a certain amount of aggressiveness and enthusiasm, and has worked on
several project teams, he or she could be given the role of project manager. However,
project managers can no longer depend on their positions or their own personal initiative
to accomplish a goal because most projects managed today are from a matrix
organization, in which project managers do not have complete authority over team
I cannot sufficiently acknowledge, in the few words here, the contributions of
so many people who helped with the completion of this book. This book was
a very long, challenging, but ultimately very satisfying endeavor, and many
people played one role or another, directly and indirectly, in its completion.
For people like Cindy, who have struggled with no credit, illness, and
challenging life situations, a car can make the difference between
creating a better life and being stuck in a bad situation.
As Cindy said in the documentary, “That car did it for me. The car was
the final piece of the puzzle that I needed to complete my goals, which
was getting into the apprenticeship and getting a better job and sup-
porting my kids. I went to school, tried out for the Iron Workers and
was accepted and…just went from there. But I couldn’t have done
any of that without...
Quantifying the magnitude of those impacts in cities worldwide, however,
presents considerable challenges due to limited information on both health
effects and air pollution exposures in many parts of the world. Man-made
outdoor air pollution in the world’s cities, derived largely from combustion
processes, is a complex mixture with many toxic components. We indexed
this mixture in terms of particulate matter (PM), a component that has been
consistently linked with serious health effects and, importantly, that can be
The Government’s request to the FRC to develop guidance on audit committees
has of course its root in the dramatic corporate failures in the United States in
early 2002. These occurred despite the perception of close US regulation of
accounting and auditing and despite the existence of corporate governance
institutions including audit committees. The consequence has been falling
confidence and rising confusion in capital markets not just in the US but around
Young women work ñ in their homes, communities, schools, with other youth and in the
labour force. Just like generations before them, they are working to improve their lives -
and the lives of those around them - through everyday tasks such as helping a friend,
caring for children, or finishing a homework assignment.
But young women who live in poverty continue to find themselves unable to make our
economy or society work for them.
Whereas it is recognised that some innovative approaches are being applied in a number of
countries to address these challenges and provide a ray of hope, and that there is a growing
body of evidence on what works, it is also true that a lot remains to be done. Promising
practices include the effective use of community health workers, task shifting and
development of new cadres, essential high impact interventions, and integrated service
delivery models. That reality is that even with the significant investments that have been
made to strengthen the capacity of...
Java programmers, you now have the resource you need to harness the considerable power of
design patterns. This unique book presents examples, exercises, and challenges that will help
you apply design pattern theory to real-world problems. Steve Metsker's learn-by-doing
approach helps you enhance your practical skills and build the confidence you need to use
design patterns effectively in mission-critical applications.
Choose one word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
1. A. cool B. blood C. fool D. tool
2. A. champagne B. exchange C. chance D. reach
3. A. meat B. leader C. sweater D. heat
4. A. occupation B. occasion C. shake D. challenger
5. A. mission B. sing C. sugar D. sure
Your answers: 1. _______ 2. _______ 3. _______ 4. _______ 5. _______
II. Choose one word whose stress pattern is different from the others.
Water and wastewater utilities across the country are facing many common challenges,
including rising costs, aging infrastructure, increasingly stringent regulatory
requirements, population changes, and a rapidly changing workforce. Effective utility
management can help utilities respond to both current and future challenges and
support utilities in their common mission of being successful 21st century service
(USGS) is to assess the quantity and quality of the
natural resources of the Nation and to provide
information that will assist resource managers and
policymakers at Federal, State, and local levels in
making sound decisions. Assessment of water-quality
conditions and trends is an important part of this
One of the greatest challenges faced by waterresources
scientists is acquiring reliable information
that will guide the use and protection of the Nation’s
From John Glenn s mission to orbit Earth to the
International Space Station program, space food
research has met the challenge of providing food
that tastes good and travels well in space. To better understand
this process, we can look back through history.
Explorers have always had to face the problem of how to
carry enough food for their journeys. Whether those
explorers are onboard a sailing ship or on the Space
Shuttle, adequate storage space has been a problem.
This book is dedicated to my colleagues, whose unceasing efforts led to a
resurgence of interest in the planet Mercury and eventually to reconsideration
of return missions to Mercury despite the challenges.
The successful accomplishment of a space mission is dependent on proper and reliable functioning of the power system of the spacecraft in orbit. The stringent demands on performance including weight, volume, reliability, durability, and cost make the design of the spacecraft power system a challenging exercise. Further, since a space mission is inherently expensive, the necessity of optimization and built-in reliability becomes a rule rather than an exception for all the onboard systems.
In the aftermath of September 11, the Port Authority’s mission was in large part redirected to
the rebuilding efforts around the WTC site. The organizational toll on the Port Authority
during the last decade cannot be underestimated.
A seminal study, The University in Development explores how the university is indeed 'in development': pursuing a new 'third' mission of external societal development (alongside its two existing missions of teaching and research), and experiencing a major internal revolution as this impacts on its structural organisation. Already prevalent in many institutions internationally, this third academic mission has begun to pose troubling challenges to existing academic research cultures and systems in South Africa....