The proposed Institutional Actions to support the third component involves the strengthening and promotion of private sector involvement in the bus sub-sector, preceded by some important public sector technical reforms. This Chapter provides some outline recommendations for the development of urban transport within the STAP period, which are individually highlighted in text boxes.
A ‘textbook’ plant typically comprises about 85% water and 13.5% carbohy-
drates. The remaining fraction contains at least 14 mineral elements, without
which plants would be unable to complete their life cycles. These essential
mineral elements include six macronutrients – N, K, P, S, Mg and Ca – which
are present in relatively large amounts in plant tissues (mg g−1
of dry tissue),
and several micronutrients, including Fe and Zn, which are present in smaller
amounts (µg g−1
of dry tissue).
The transport and logistics sector in Vietnam is set to become an attractive sector for foreign companies and investors. Obligations under Vietnam’s WTO and bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements will open the logistics sector further to foreign companies to compete on an equal footing with domestic companies. The Vietnamese government is also considering greater involvement of more private sector companies and investors in the expansion of domestic infrastructure.
Transportation systems of regional and national extent are composed of networks of interconnected
facilities and services. It follows that nearly all transportation projects must be
analyzed with due consideration for their position within a modal or intermodal network,
and for their impacts on network performance. That is, the network context of a transportation
project is usually very important. Thus, it is appropriate to begin a volume on transportation
engineering with a chapter on national transportation networks....
The intent of this document is to outline issues relating to the utilization of digital signatures on engineering related documents with the Oregon Department of Transportation. For the purpose of this document, the term engineering will include all branches of engineering performed within the agency, including surveying, geology, and any other branch that requires the placement of a seal and signature on a final product.
National mining associations have developed and dis-
seminating charters or voluntary codes of practice to
improve the level of environmental management. An
example of this is the Australian Mining Industry
Code for Environmental Management developed by
the Minerals Council of Australia (see Appendix C).
This voluntary code has been widely adopted by min-
ing companies within Australia. These are required to
publish public environmental reports to demonstrate
progress on the implementation of the code's princi-
The system we are considering needs to support communications for 109 devices. The users
using these devices would be interested in peer-to-peer (P2P) style of communication, business-
to-business (B2B) interactions or a be part of a system comprising of agents where discoveries
are initiated for services from any of these devices. Finally, some of these devices could also
be used as part of a computation. The devices are thus part of a complex distributed system.
Communication in the system is through events, which are encapsulated within messages.
LIFE IN EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE presents a formidable challenge to land plants. On the one hand, the atmosphere is the source of carbon dioxide, which is needed for photosynthesis. Plants therefore need ready access to the atmosphere. On the other hand, the atmosphere is relatively dry and can dehydrate the plant. To meet the contradictory demands of maximizing carbon dioxide uptake while limiting water loss, plants have evolved adaptations to control water loss from leaves, and to replace the water lost to the atmosphere.
Drawing on both Eastern and Western cultural traditions, Isamu
Noguchi’s sculptures appear to possess “effortlessness,” a virtue
Chinese artists once valued above perfection.
Together with the numerous individual sculptures that have
emerged from Noguchi’s various studios throughout his long and
distinguished career, the artist has been involved in major environ-
mental projects, especially since the early 1950s.
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành hóa học dành cho các bạn yêu hóa học tham khảo đề tài: A retrospective evaluation of the impact of a dedicated obstetric and neonatal transport service on transport times within an urban setting
In order to attract the best engineers of each generation to one of the most
urgent fields of engineering development we must embed understanding not
just of the challenges, but the opportunities, within the collective
consciousness of the public through the mass media. We must design a career
path that is desired by young professionals, accredited by institutions and that
will afford recognition and esteem. We must develop university courses that
will excite and entice students to address the challenge of creating a low
The ecosystem accounting framework presented
here is being tested in the context of an open Europe
taking stock of its relations to the rest of the world.
Because ecosystem accounts are deep-rooted into
monitoring databases, implementation presently
focuses on physical accounts. Monetary valuations,
the adjustment of national accounts aggregates for
income and final consumption, and the calculation
of ecological debts, are foreseen in subsequent
steps within the same logical framework.
Every organization has a culture unique to itself, and this is true of divisions within large
corporations. The important thing to understand about culture is that in most cases there in nothing
absolutely right or wrong about cultures – they just are. It is only in a relative sense that you can say
something is wrong in another culture (Lewis, P. James, 2008).
Differences in national culture influence not only the surface behavior but there are also essential
conditions for understanding the values adopted by business people.
Historic sites are a finite resource which cannot bereplaced once damaged or destroyed.In contrast withsome nature conservation or landscape designations,which may embrace very extensive tracts of land,designated historic sites tend to be more limited inextent.For example,the average area of a scheduledmonument is only 2.5 hectares and the average area of a registered park and garden is 108 hectares.Listedbuildings and their curtilages generally occupy farsmaller areas.
Comparing the total air pollution related health costs per capita (see Figure 14) the results of the
three countries stay within the same range, although the central estimates indicate differences between
the three countries. The highest per capita costs are shown for Austria.
For the road traffic-related health costs, the per capita results differ much less between the three
countries: The highest value is obtained in France with about 370 EUR per capita, followed by Austria
with about 360 EUR per capita and Switzerland with about 310 EUR per capita.
Within its Agenda 2000 reform package, the EU has introduced a new rural development policy
which streamlines rural development measures implemented in its Member States. All measures
falling under this pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are notified under the Green
Box. These fall into two groups. Firstly, the new accompanying measures of the 1992 McSharry
reform, such as early retirement, agri-environment and afforestation, as well as the less-favoured
areas (LFA) scheme.
The natural question is whether these heterogeneous expectations co-evolve into homogeneous
rational-expectations beliefs, upholding the efficient-market theory, or whether richer individual and
collective behavior emerges, upholding the traders’ viewpoint and explaining the empirical market
phenomena mentioned above. We answer this not analytically—our model with its fully heterogeneous
expectations it is too complicated to admit of analytical solutions—but computationally.
Using Greens function method and the equation of motion approach, we have investigated the electronic transport properties of an Aharonov-Bohm (AB) ring in the presence of a magnetic field with a quantum dot inserted in one arm of the ring. In particular, we consider the electron-electron Coulomb interaction within the quantum dot. We find that the current through the system is dependent on the magnetic flux via the AB phase and the Coulomb interaction within the quantum dot, in agreement with experiments. Furthermore, the intradot Coulomb interaction induces dephasing. ...
There are several other reasons why sponges are a model laboratory organism to explore the
biological consequences of environmental pollution. For the purposes of ease of set-up, freshwater
sponges represent a cost- and time-effective study organism. Gemmules grow relatively quickly
(within 3-5 days) and require very little equipment to grow. All of our sponges were grown in 24-
well tissue culture plates.