In 1987, the United Nations published a document that challenged the economic orthodoxy of the relationship between development and environmental degradation. Called Our Common Future 1, it emphasised the concept of ‘sustainable development’.
In theory, sustainable development simply means meeting the needs of the present generation, without compromising the needs of future generations. The true challenge of sustainable development lies in putting the theory into practice.
Cleaner production provides a practical way of moving towards sustainable
In addition to covering statistical methods, most of the existing books on
equating also focus on the practice of equating, the implications of test development
and test use for equating practice and policies, and the daily equating challenges
that need to be solved. In some sense, the scope of this book is narrower than of
other existing books: to view the equating and linking process as a statistical
Beginning T-SQL 2012 is the first step toward learning the T-SQL language that underlies Microsoft's SQL Server database engine. T-SQL is essential in writing SQL statements to get data into and out of a database. T-SQL is the foundation for business logic embedded in the database in the form of stored procedures and functions. Beginning T-SQL 2012 starts you on the path to mastering T-SQL, with an emphasis on best practices and sound coding techniques
Search marketing, which encompasses search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click (PPC), is one of
the fastest-growing and highest-paid careers in the world. As consumers move online and away from tradi
tional media, more and more companies are allotting significant funds towards their online marketing.
Google has built a multibillion-dollar business around search in just over ten years.
This book is intended to provide guidance on the subject of governance of corporations
and similar organizations that is authoritative yet concise and easy to understand. It is
primarily oriented toward the needs of thosewho have no legal training but who need to
keep abreast of the rapidly changing governance requirements and responsibilities of
audit committees. Its writing style especially avoids use of legalese.
Thus it is a publication oriented toward policymakers,
nutrition educators, nutritionists, and healthcare providers
rather than to the general public, as with previous
versions of the Dietary Guidelines, and contains more
The intent of the Dietary Guidelines is to summarize and
synthesize knowledge regarding individual nutrients and
food components into recommendations for a pattern
of eating that can be adopted by the public. In this publi
cation, Key Recommendations are grouped under nine
inter-related focus areas.
Empowerment is the increase of individual and
collective power of people and social groups in
interpersonal relations and institutions, especially those
submitted to relations of oppression and social
domination(8). As such, empowerment will have the
primary purpose of helping people and communities to
become more independent, generating self-confidence and
sense of governance.
One can associate empowerment to health gains, as
one recognizes that its absence is a risk factor for falling
This guidebook on how to write scientific journal articles is mostly based on the authors’
personal experiences and their own learning curve towards successful publication. This
guidebook includes examples from over fifty journal publication attempts, most of which
have eventually been successful. Aside from their own writing experience, the authors
have also learned from various other people representing different fields through guiding
them in the writing and publishing of journal articles.
The sense of taste is very similar to the sense of smell. Taste is the sense through which the chemical
constituents of a solid are detected and information about them is transmitted to the brain. The
molecules are detected by five types of taste buds that are on the tongue and throat; some areas of the
tongue are more sensitive to certain basic flavors than others, but the commonly-referenced Tongue
Taste Map has been debunked. For example, you can taste bitterness more towards the back of your
tongue, but the entire tongue can taste it. The five basic tastes detected...
This guide provides practical guidelines for policy makers on how best to review the process of policy
development and establish strategic plans for micro, small and medium enterprise development. It is a
further tool and reference source for all policy makers and actors dealing with small businesses, especially
in transition countries seeking to further develop their market economies.
Private sector development relies on a partnership between the private and public sectors.
She said that progress had been "unsatisfactory" in the fields of energy, transport,
environment and health, and biodiversity. Particular sources of disappointment were
sluggish promotion of renewable energy and a rise in CO2 transport emissions.
But faced with a recent critical review of the EU's sustainable development performance
by the EEB, Ms Wallström defended the Commission's achievements in many other
In contrast, the superior performance of optimal portfolios that incorporate predictable
manager skills is robust to adjusting investment returns by the Fama-French and
momentum benchmarks. Moreover, it is also robust to adjusting investment returns by the
size, book-to-market, and momentum characteristics per Daniel et al. (1997).We
demonstrate further that our predictable skill strategies perform best during recessions, but
also quite well during expansions, generating positive and signiﬁcant performance in
absolute terms as well as relative to benchmarks.
Currently several grammatical formalisms converge towards being declarative and towards utilizing context-free phrase-structure grammar as a backbone, e.g. L F G and PATR-II. Typically the processing of these formalisms is organized within a chart-parsing framework. The declarative character of the formalisms makes it important to decide upon an overall optimal control strategy on the part of the processor. In particular, this brings the ruleinvocation strategy into criticalfocus: to gain maximal processing efficiency, one has to determine the best way of putting the rules to use.