This report examines social and economic development policies enacted by three countries—Israel, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom—to inhibit a resurgence of terrorist violence within their territorial jurisdictions. The analysis focuses on development initiatives that have been incorporated in wider peace and conflict resolution efforts in an attempt to mitigate local perceptions of past wrongdoings in communities that support terrorist groups.
- Launched in mid 1996-Trung Nguyen coffee is a fledgling
brand in Vietnam, but has quickly built up a reputation and
become a coffee brand most familiar to consumers both at
home and abroad .
-Within 10 years, Trung Nguyen has been a resurgence of
The announcement in January of the merger between
America Online and Time Warner marked the convergence
of the two most important business trends of the last
five years: the rise of the Internet and the resurgence of
mergers and acquisitions. M&A activity has been at a fever
pitch recently, and all signs point to an even further acceleration
of deal making, spurred in large part by the breathtaking
influx of capital into the Internet space. Many
executives will be placing bets on M&A that will put their
companies’ futures at stake....
The Evolution of Bridges in the United States
67.1 67.2 67.3 Introduction Early U.S. Bridges The Canal Era
Turnpikes • Timber Bridges • Covered Timber Bridges • Iron Bridges
The Railroad Era
Trusses • Railroad Trestles • Steel Arch Bridges • Kit Bridges
The Motor Car Era
Steel Truss Bridges • Reinforced Concrete • Concrete Arches • Concrete Girders • Canticrete • Suspension Bridges • Movable Bridges • Floating Bridge
Urologic laparoscopy is in the midst of a clinical resurgence thanks to improvements
in technology, education, and a new generation of urologic laparoscopists. At the time of
this writing, the problem of educating and training the vast majority of practicing urologists
in urologic laparoscopy is creating a significant burden on centers of excellence.
The purpose of Essential Urologic Laparoscopy: The Complete Clinical Guide is to
provide a practical, step-by-step guide to creating, maintaining and expanding a successful
practice in urologic laparoscopy.
The research of neural networks has experienced several ups and downs in the 20th
century. The last resurgence is believed to be initiated by several seminal works of Hopfield
and Tank in the 1980s, and this upsurge has persisted for three decades. The Hopfield
neural networks, either discrete type or continuous type, are actually recurrent neural
networks (RNNs). The hallmark of an RNN, in contrast to feedforward neural networks, is
the existence of connections from posterior layer(s) to anterior layer(s) or connections
among neurons in the same layer....
Although the rediscovery in the mid 1980s of the backpropagation algorithm by Rumelhart, Hinton, and Williams  has long been viewed as a landmark event in the history of neural network computing and has led to a sustained resurgence of activity, the relative ineffectiveness of this simple gradient method has motivated many researchers to develop enhanced training procedures. In fact, the neural network literature has been inundated with papers proposing alternative training
Kalman Filtering and Neural Networks...
PARAMETER-BASED KALMAN FILTER TRAINING: THEORY AND IMPLEMENTATION
Gintaras V. Puskorius and Lee A. Feldkamp
Ford Research Laboratory, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.A. (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
2 Cropping systems for fruit
Fruit is produced in almost every farming system. Some fruits are collected in the natural vegetation (‘in the wild’). In shifting cultivation systems, fruit trees are often planted along with the field crops after a plot has been cleared. During the first year or two of the next fallow period the resurging natural vegetation is slashed to enable the fruit trees to survive and bear fruit.
The Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders provides
authoritative information on a wide variety of diseases
and health disorders. Although the focus in planning
this collection of articles was on subjects of interest to
young readers, the information provided here is
valuable to users of any age. More than two hundred
articles are categorized in three major areas of interest:
infections, noninfectious diseases, and mental
ICA by Maximization of Nongaussianity
In this chapter, we introduce a simple and intuitive principle for estimating the model of independent component analysis (ICA). This is based on maximization of nongaussianity. Nongaussianity is actually of paramount importance in ICA estimation. Without nongaussianity the estimation is not possible at all, as shown in Section 7.5. Therefore, it is not surprising that nongaussianity could be used as a leading principle in ICA estimation.
Against expectations that the turn away fromstate socialismwould initiate
aturnaway from Marxist thought, recent years have seen a resurgence of
interest inMarxism and its reassessment by a new generation of theorists.
This book pursues that interest with speciﬁc reference to international law.
It presents a sustained and ground-breaking exploration of the pertinence
of Marxist ideas, concepts and analytical practices for international legal
enquiry from a range of angles.
For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD. But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence.Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for over 25 years, reveals how the ancient Olympics evolved from modest beginnings into a grand festival, attracting hundreds of highly trained athletes, tens of thousands of spectators, and the finest artists and poets.....
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 current volume is the eighth in a new and dynamic series on
“global institutions.” The series strives (and, based on the initial
volumes we believe, succeeds) to provide readers with definitive guides
to the most visible aspects of what we know as “global governance”.
Remarkable as it may seem, there exist relatively few books that offer
in-depth treatments of prominent global bodies and processes, much
less an entire series of concise and complementary volumes.
Notwithstanding these developments in the area of governance, a recent Summit of the Organ Troika5 on Politics, Defense and Security of the South Africa Development Corporation (SADC) held at the end of March 2011 in Zambia, noted that the implementation of the GPA has been slow. The Summit was not satisfied with the polarization of the political environment characterized by the resurgence of violence, arrests and intimidation in the country.
To placate the resurgent opposition, the MPPDA promised to abide by a set of guidelines
more extensive and restrictive than the simple nostrums enshrined in the “Don’ts and Be
Carefuls.” The document that articulated the new commitment to screen morality was the
Production Code. Written in 1929 by Martin J. Quigley, an influential editor and
publisher of motion picture trade periodicals, and Reverend Daniel A. Lord, a
multitalented Jesuit who first lent his spiritual expertise to Hollywood as the Catholic
advisor to Cecil B.
Documentary films have enjoyed a huge resurgence over the last few years, and there's a new generation of filmmakers wanting to get involved. In addition, the digital revolution has made documentaries even more accessible to the general filmmaker. Documentary films can now be shot professionally using cheaper equipment, and smaller cameras enable the documentarian to be less intrusive and therefore more intimate in the subjects' lives.