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  • Regulation of the telecommunications industry has traditionally focused on the supply side of the industry, chiefl y the retail segment of the market. Since liberalization of the industry has begun, regulation has gradually shifted to the wholesale segment of the market. The regulatory agencies have intervened to regulate access and facilitate entry and, hopefully, investment in infrastructure. This asymmetric regulation has had mixed results.

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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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  • Standards are appointments and may become enforceable by jurisdictional law and administrative regulations through signed contracts (for instance a sales contract) and can be understood to be ‘‘approved technology rules’’. The general features of standards are, in short: . . . . . . Standards are a service for technology. Standards are an economic and a technical form of cooperation (see also DIN 820 Part 1).

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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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  • Industrial Safety and Health for Goods and Materials Servicesfocuses on the safety requirements of the wholesale and retail trades, including warehousing. This detailed text describes the hazards associated with chemicals, compressed gases, and fire.

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  • It is hard to imagine a time when law was more important to managers. The rapid growth of unregulated subprime mortgages and financial derivatives fueled a real estate bubble from 2001 through 2006, during which time executive compensation in the financial services companies soared. When the bubble burst in 2007, many executives of these companies walked away unscathed, leaving employees, stockholders, and taxpayers holding the bag.

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  • Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

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  • Women's involvement in the formal sector has mainly been urban-based, as civil servants in the health and education sectors, where they had a sizeable presence before the conflict. This was severely disrupted by the strong restrictions on female employment during the Taliban period. Currently, close to one-third of all teachers are female, while an estimated 40% of all basic health facilities lack female staff, a clear constraint to delivering basic services (health, in particular) to women.

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  • The hot air produced by the projection lamphouses must always be extracted to the outside of the building. This is not new and you have to be very careful regarding this exhaust air. The correct exhaust of the hot air ensures a longer service life of your equipment as well as better ageing characteristics of your lamps and an optimized functional capability of your installation. You have to correctly calibrate the flow of the exhaust air in accordance with the lamp power (or the max. lamp power allowed for the lamphouse - see...

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  • Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

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  • Careful application of this Section will help users to comply with applicable regulations within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational, cost and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed within these volumes.

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  • Auditors would be regulated under a system which mirrors that of the audit of companies with a role for the Financial Reporting Council and the professional audit bodies. We envisage that the National Audit Office will set the code of audit practice and we have put forward options for the scope of audit in the new framework. The consultation document also sets out how transparency will be increased in the new framework and our proposals for auditing smaller bodies with a turnover below £6.5m in a proportionate way.

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  • According to the scheme for forests, the services are divided into five main categories: resources; ecological; biospheric; social; and amenities2. The resources category refers to all goods that may be obtained from forests (wood and non-wood); the ecological services are those related to protection of water, soil and health; the biospheric services are mainly climate regulation and biodiversity protection; while social and amenity services comprise of different types of recreational activities and the cultural importance of forests.

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  • Solid Waste Management is one of the essential obligatory functions of the Urban Local Bodies/Municipal Corporation. This service is falling too short of the desired level of efficiency and satisfaction resulting in problems of health, sanitation and environmental degradation. Due to lack of serious efforts by town/city authorities, garbage and its management has become a tenacious problem.

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  • In this vein UNCTADs contribution will continue to focus on: the benefits and challenges arising from international trade in insurance services, regulatory challenges arising from domestic implementation as well as in relation to the GATS, measures to overcome supply side constraints and build domestic capacity in the insurance sector, the role of the Government both as a regulator and a provider of insurance services, likely impacts of emerging global and technological trends in the insurance sector and in relation to the GATS assisting developing countries in their ongoing and evolv...

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  • The idea for this book stems from a meeting sponsored by the European Union, organized by N. van Breemen, and held in Doorweerth at the end of 1991. At this meeting a large number of European scientists discussed the different issues related to the accumulation and decomposition of organic matter in terrestrial ecosystems. One of the objectives was to gather scientists from various disciplines (biologists, chemists, ecologists, agriculturalists) to pool their different disciplinary approaches and come up with a common perspective for future research on soil organic matter.

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  • The expert interviews served as a complement to the information from the literature review and the questionnaire, about the overview and application of financing mechanisms. In general, the interviews focused on identifying types and examples of innovative financing mechanisms.

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  • As noted, actions foreseen within the Social Business Initiative (and on Corporate Social Responsibility and Socially Responsible Investing) could also contribute to addressing the issues explored in this Impact Assessment. Actions under the Initiative have been laid out in detail in the Social Business Communication adopted on 25th October.

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