Engineered barriers to isolate potentially harmful waste
from humans and ecosystems have been used for over 35
years, and much has been written about them and their constituent
components. However, few reports have provided an
overall assessment of the performance of engineered barrier
systems. The last broad assessment was conducted in 1995
(Rumer and Mitchell, 1995). Since that time, new materials
and sensor technologies have been introduced and models to
predict contaminant transport have improved.
In 1993, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Industrial Technology
(OIT) established a group of seven industries designated as Industries of the
Future (IOF). These industries were selected for their high energy use and large
waste generation. The original IOF included the aluminum, chemicals, forest
products, glass, metalcasting, petroleum refining, and steel industries. Each industry
was asked to provide a future vision and a road map detailing the research
required to realize its vision.
Fundamental–all must have successfully led an initiative before reaching this level. The ‘apprentice’ initiative managers have had assignments and training that prepare them for their first initiative. Typically, these first initiatives will be Tier III, cost saving and Marketing only initiatives and are mostly Band II people. Initiative Leadership – Overall Skills assessment Preparing for Success talks about that.
Recently, the use of oral fluids such as GCF, whole saliva and oral rinse as a means of
evaluating host-derived products, as well as exogenous components (for instance: oral
microorganisms and microbial products), has been suggested as potential sources and
diagnostic markers, respectively for disease susceptibility (Sahingur and Cohen 2004;
Buduneli and Kinane 2011).
(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
The evolution of technological advances in infrared sensor technology, image processing, “smart”
algorithms, knowledge-based databases, and their overall system integration has resulted in new methods
of research and use in medical infrared imaging. The development of infrared cameras with focal
plane arrays not requiring cooling added a new dimension to this modality. New detector materials
with improved thermal sensitivity are now available and production of high-density focal plane arrays
(640×480) has been achieved.
The historic character of the landscape shouldtherefore be considered alongside other aspects ofcharacter and visual and aesthetic issues when framingplanning policies or determining individual applications,and landscape capacity and sensitivity analyses shouldalways include the historic dimension.Where localauthorities have completed an appraisal of this historic dimension of the landscape as part of theEnglish Heritage-sponsored Historic LandscapeCharacterisation programme,this appraisal should be incorporated in the overall assessment of landscape impact.
Le Trong Trai et al. (2001) argued that with an abundance of heavily degraded
land available for rehabilitation, forest management and other land uses, there is
considerable potential for cash earning activities in the buffer zone (for example
through economic crop plantations). This activity would also reduce the overall
pressure on the forest resources in the nature reserve. They also suggested that
current arrangements for forest development and management in the bare lands
are costly, create social tensions and seem to be unsustainable in the long run.
But what does this trend in competition do for the cities? The answer is certainly not
definitive, but in its emerging outlines, it is disturbing yet also offers hope. To the extent
that this tendency makes cheap labor locations around the world more accessible, it fur-
ther amplifies the competitive disadvantage of urban locations in the United States. The
impact of increases in trade with low-wage countries on U.S. employment, especially
on low-skilled workers, has been hotly debated (Freeman, 1995; Wood, 1995).
We use this index to split countries into two groups: one group with highly developed mortgage
markets (HDM) and another with less developed mortgage markets (LDM).
Chart 2 shows that
the Anglo-Saxon and Nordic countries tend to have a highly developed mortgage market,
whereas most countries in continental Europe are in the less developed group.
In the baseline
analysis we work with the overall index.
-Systematic and random error -Accuracy vs precision -Significant figures -Average and standard deviations
ENVI 15 - Analytical Chemistry Lecture 2
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
Review Harris Chapter 5
A program to produce high quality data with known uncertainty.
ENVI 15 - Analytical Chemistry Lecture 2
Appropriate investment advice for individual investors is to invest financial
wealth in an asset that is not highly correlated with their human capital in order to
maximize diversification benefits over the entire portfolio. For people with “safe”
human capital, it may be appropriate to invest their financial assets aggressively.
Mortality Risk and Life Insurance. Because human capital is often the
biggest asset an investor has, protecting human capital from potential risks should
also be part of overall investment advice.
This book addresses the contribution of transport and energy infrastructure to poverty reduction. This is a core issue for ADB and for the other three donors that collaborated in producing this book (DFID, JBIC, and World Bank). The country studies examined this contribution in the People's Republic of China (PRC), India, and Thailand, which (particularly in the case of the PRC and India) are of strategic importance for overall ADB lending, and account for a substantial portion of total ADB lending for transport and energy....
Priority-setting approaches in the area of health have slighted SRH concerns.
A disease-oriented approach to health priority setting has not recognized the
importance of preventing unintended pregnancies. The consequences of these
extend beyond the direct individual disability concerns to social participation,
familial health and complex empowerment issues. Returns to investments in
SRH are, therefore, difficult to assess and often omitted from policy dialogues.
Overall, the rapid development in the market for credit risk transfer played a major role
altering banks’ functions. Structurally, securitization allowed banks to turn traditionally illiquid
claims (overwhelmingly in the form of bank loans) into marketable securities. The development
of securitization has therefore allowed banks to off-load part of their credit exposure to other
investors thereby lowering regulatory pressures on capital requirements allowing them to raise
Just one example suffices here to corroborate our approach of cautious
optimism with regard to the immediate future of the media in the Arab world.
Our study confirmed that even though the region’s print media had to go through
significant structural changes in these trying times, it has weathered the storm
much better than other markets, with the overall daily circulation and the
number of titles continuing to rise. The new media laws that came into being in
several countries have helped this growth considerably.
In fiscal year 2010–2011, the state of California provided $2.669 billion per year in funding for child
care and development programs, though this amount is slated to be cut in fiscal year 2011–2012
(Ehlers 2011). Some of these state expenditures are paid for using federal funding through the Child
Care and Development Fund, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), through the U.S. Department of
Energy (DOE), has proposed that a large-scale wind test facility (LSWTF) be constructed to study, in full-scale,
the behavior of low-rise structures under simulated extreme wind conditions. To determine the need for, and
potential benefits of, such a facility, the Idaho Operations Office of the DOE requested that the National Research
Council (NRC) perform an independent assessment of the role and potential value of an LSWTF in the overall
context of wind engineering research.
Research objectives: The overall purpose of the thesis is to formulate a method of calculating the aggregate index for sustainable development so as to implement it in assessing the real sustainability of development in Vienam.
Since the passage of resolution 1874 in 2009, the
panel of experts did not learn of any official
allegations about North Korea receiving or
providing proscribed nuclear-related or ballistic
missile-related items, technology, or know-how.
Nonetheless, its review of several government,
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),
and private assessments indicated continuing
North Korean involvement in nuclear and
ballistic missile related activities in certain
countries, including Iran, Syria, and Myanmar.