State Profiles 2014

The Population and Economy of Each U.S. State
Author: Shana Hertz Hattis
Publisher: Bernan Press
ISBN: 159888722X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 575
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State Profiles 2014 provides a ten-page profile for each U.S. state plus the District of Columbia provides reliable, up-to-date information on a wide range of topics, including: population, labor force, income and poverty, government finances, crime, education, health insurance coverage, voting, marital status, migration, and more.

Wto Annual Report 2014

Author: World Trade Organization Wto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789287039095
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 148
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The World Trade Organization is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably, and freely as possible. The WTO Annual Report 2014 provides a brief summary of the World Trade Organization's mission and general operation, as well as an overview of its accomplishments in 2013. It also provides a detailed review of the WTO's main areas of activity: - Trade negotiations - Implementation of WTO agreements and trade monitoring - Dispute settlement - Building trade capacity - Outreach

NGN Architectures, Protocols and Services

Author: Toni Janevski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118607368
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
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Comprehensive coverage explaining the correlation andsynergy between Next Generation Networks and the existingstandardized technologies This book focuses on Next Generation Networks (NGN); inparticular, on NGN architectures, protocols and services, includingtechnologies, regulation and business aspects. NGN providesconvergence between the traditional telecommunications and theInternet, and it is globally standardized by the ITU (InternationalTelecommunication Union), where ITU is the United Nationsspecialized agency for Information and Communication Technologies– ICTs. The convergence towards the NGN is based on theInternet technologies, and the introductory chapters cover theInternet fundamentals of today, including architectures, protocols(IPv4, IPv6, TCP, DNS, etc.), Internet services (WWW, e-mail,BitTorrent, Skype, and more), as well as Internet governance.Further, the prerequisite for convergence of all ICT services oversingle network architectures is broadband access to the Internet.Hence, the book includes architectures of fixed broadband Internetaccess networks, such as DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) networks,cable networks, FTTH (Fiber To The Home), next generation passiveand active optical networks, and metro Ethernet. It also coversnetwork architectures for next generation (4G) mobile and wirelessnetworks (LTE/LTE-Advanced, and Mobile WiMAX 2.0), then FixedMobile Convergence - FMC, next generation mobile services, as wellas business and regulatory aspects for next generation mobilenetworks and services. Comprehensive coverage explaining the correlation and synergybetween Next Generation Networks and the existing standardizedtechnologies Focuses on Next Generation Networks (NGN) as defined by theITU, including performance, service architectures and mechanisms,common IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), control and signallingprotocols used in NGN, security approaches, identity management,NGN Service Overlay Networks, and NGN business models Examines the most important NGN services, including QoS-enabledVoIP, IPTV over NGN, web services in NGN, peer-to-peer services,Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN) services, VPN services in NGN,Internet of things and web of things Includes the transition towards NGN from the PSTN (PublicSwitched Telephone Networks) and from the best-effort Internet viathe same Internet access Explores advanced topics such as IPv6-based NGN, networkvirtualization, and future packet based networks, as well asbusiness challenges and opportunities for the NGN evolved networksand services Essential reading for engineers and employees from regulatorybodies, government organisations, telecommunication companies, ICTcompanies.

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Estonia 2017

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264268243
Page: 184
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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability, and provide targeted recommendations aimed at improving environmental performance ...

System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed

Author: Kerrie Meyler,Kurt Van Hoecke,Samuel Erskine,Steve Buchanan
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0133744175
Category: Computers
Page: 960
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This comprehensive resource will help you automate and optimize all facets of service management with System Center 2012 Service Manager. Expert consultants offer deep “in the trenches” insights for improving problem resolution, change control, release management, asset lifecycle management, chargeback, and more. You’ll learn how to implement high-value best practices from ITIL and the Microsoft Operations Framework. The authors begin with an expert overview of Service Manager, its evolution, and its new capabilities. Next, they walk through overall planning, design, implementation, and upgrades. Then, to help you focus your efforts, they present stepwise coverage of all topics in each feature area, linking technical information about Service Manager with essential knowledge about the technologies it depends on. Whatever your role in deploying or running Service Manager, this guide will help you deliver more responsive support at lower cost and drive more value from all your IT investments. • Leverage MOF and ITIL processes built into System Center 2012 Service Manager • Plan and design your Service Manager deployment • Install Service Manager or upgrade from earlier versions • Efficiently administer work and configuration items • Use connectors to integrate with Active Directory, Exchange, and System Center components • Create service maps • Enable end user access through Service Manager’s self-service portal • Implement incident, problem, change, and release management • Utilize workflows to automate key support processes • Create service level agreements with calendars, metrics, and objectives • Provide quick access to a standardized catalog of services • Use notification to ensure that Service Manager items are promptly addressed • Secure Service Manager and its data warehouse/reporting platform • Perform maintenance, backup, and recovery • Manage Service Manager performance • Customize Service Manager

Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release)

Author: Kelly Kordes Anton,John Cruise
Publisher: Adobe Press
ISBN: 0133904490
Category: Computers
Page: 432
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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release) Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book contains 16 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. In addition to learning the key elements of the InDesign interface, this completely revised CC (2014 release) edition covers new features, including rows and columns in tables, dual PDF and IDML file packaging, fixed and reflow EPUBs, and major improvements in the way text and graphics are handled during EPUB export. Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, goto and redeem the unique code provided inside this book. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor Rocky Mountain Training

My Scotland, Our Britain

A Future Worth Sharing
Author: Gordon Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471137511
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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My Scotland, Our Britain: A Future Worth Sharingis a highly personal account of Gordon Brown's Scotland, the nation he was born in, and our Britain, the multinational state that the Scots, English, Welsh and Northern Irish have created and share. Laying bare his family's ancestry over 300 years of the Union and explaining how it shaped his background, Brown charts what it was like growing up in Scotland in the 1950s and 1960s, and explains the influence of religion, education and Scotland's unique industrial structure on the shaping of his and Scotland's identity. He sets out the dramatic economic, social and cultural changes of the past fifty years and the vastly different prospects his children will face, demonstrating that a sense of Scottish national identity has always remained strong and how Scottish institutions have always fiercely guarded their independence. The referendum should not be seen as a battle between Scotland and Britain, he argues, but one between two visions of Scotland's future: one that sees Scotland prosper with a strong Scottish Parliament that is part of the UK, and one that severs all the political links Scots have with the UK. Brown puts forward his proposal for a constitutional settlement that could unite the country, and argues that in tune with Scotland's history of deep engagement with the wider world -as inventors, explorers, traders, missionaries, business leaders and aid workers -the best future for Scots is not to leave Britain, but to continue to shape it.

The Semantic Web: ESWC 2014 Satellite Events

ESWC 2014 Satellite Events, Anissaras, Crete, Greece, May 25-29, 2014, Revised Selected Papers
Author: Valentina Presutti,Eva Blomqvist,Raphaël Troncy,Harald Sack,Ioannis Papadakis,Anna Tordai
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319119559
Category: Computers
Page: 523
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Satellite Events of the 11th International Conference on the Semantic Web, ESWC 2014, held in Anissaras, Crete, Greece, in May 2014. The volume contains 20 poster and 43 demonstration papers, selected from 113 submissions, as well as 12 best workshop papers selected from 60 papers presented at the workshop at ESWC 2014. Best two papers from AI Mashup Challenge are also included. The papers cover various aspects of the Semantic Web.

Long-Term Care Services in the United States, 2013 Overview

Author: National Center for Health Statistics
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160922619
Category: Medical
Page: 103
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Long-term care services include a broad range of services that meet the needs of frail older people and other adults with functional limitations. Long-Term care services provided by paid, regulated providers are a significant component of personal health care spending in the United States. This report presents descriptive results from the first wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), which was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). This report provides information on the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services offered by providers of long-term care services; and the demographic, health, and functional composition of users of these services. Service users include residents of nursing homes and residential care communities, patients of home health agencies and hospices, and participants of adult day services centers.

Trade Profiles 2013

Author: World Trade Organization
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789287038838
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 202
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Trade Profiles 2013 provides the latest information on trade flows and the trade policy measures of WTO members, observers and other selected economies. With information for each of these provided in a standardised format, the publication is a quick reference tool for anyone looking for essential trade statistics. The data provided include basic economic indicators (such as gross domestic product or GDP), trade policy indicators (such as tariffs, import duties, the number of disputes, notifications outstanding and contingency measures in force), merchandise trade flows (broken down by broad product categories and major origins and destinations), services trade flows (with a breakdown by major components) and industrial property indicators. With one page devoted to each economy, Trade Profiles offers a concise overview of global trade.

Serving the Public Interest: Profiles of Successful and Innovative Public Servants

Profiles of Successful and Innovative Public Servants
Author: Norma M Riccucci
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317459954
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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This reader presents a balanced collection of 16 administrative profiles of high-level government and nonprofit officials for course use. The profiles were originally published as part of a series for Public Administration Review. The profiles themselves cover a wide range of public service professionals at the local, state, and federal levels, and are written by a distinguished cast of authors. A concluding chapter by Riccucci pulls together and synthesizes the various themes of the profiles.

Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services

10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013, Revised Selected Papers
Author: Ivan Stojmenovic,Zixue Cheng,Song Guo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319115693
Category: Computers
Page: 809
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services, MobiQuitous 2013, held in Tokyo, Japan, in December 2013. The 67 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions. The papers and 2 invited talks cover a wide range of topics such as mobile applications, social networks, networking, data management and services.

OECD Economic Surveys: Slovak Republic 2014

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264207066
Page: 120
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OECD's 2014 Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. Special chapters cover reforming the public sector and spurring growth in lagging regions.

International Conference on Economics and Management Engineering (ICEME2014)

Author: N.A
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 1605952001
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 520
View: 7954

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The 2014 International Conference on Economics and Management Engineering (ICEME2014) is held in Hangzhou, China from October 18–19, 2014. The conference aims to provide an excellent international academic forum for all the researchers, practitioner, students and teachers in related fields to share their knowledge and results in theory, methodology and application on economics, management science and management engineering. ICEME2014 features unique mixed topics of Economics, Management Science, Management Engineering and other related ones. ICEME2014 proceeding tends to collect the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and worldwide state-of-art knowledge on economics, management science and management engineering. All the accepted papers have been submitted to strict peer-review by 2–4 expert referees, and selected based on originality, significance and clarity for the purpose of the conference. The conference program is extremely rich, profound and featuring high-impact presentations of selected papers and additional late-breaking contributions. We sincerely hope that the conference would not only show the participants a broad overview of the latest research results on related fields, but also provide them with a significant platform for academic connection and exchange.

The Report: Dubai 2014

Author: Oxford Business Group
Publisher: Oxford Business Group
ISBN: 1907065989
Page: N.A
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In many respects 2014 marked the transition from strong recovery to promising growth for Dubai. With many exciting projects in the pipeline, not least the hosting of Expo 2020, the emirate is continuing to build on its reputation as a dynamic and international centre for business. Already a regional and global centre for business and finance, Dubai’s reputation has been bolstered by the MSCI’s decision to upgrade the UAE from frontier to emerging market status in 2014, while the emirate’s successful Expo 2020 bid is expected to generate myriad opportunities for private investors across a range of sectors. Construction is thriving once again, driven in large part by strong retail sector growth, with various projects, including plans for the world’s largest mall, indicating that the sector will maintain its position as the emirate’s biggest GDP contributor moving forward. The transport and logistics framework is set for major expansion in the coming years as well, furthering cementing the emirate’s status as a leading transport and logistics hub not just regionally, but globally too. The continued development of Dubai’s retail and hospitality offerings, alongside the upgrades to its airports, should help to ensure robust growth in visitor numbers from both the region and further afield.

Cable Networks, Services, and Management

Author: Mehmet Toy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118837614
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 376
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This is the first book describing cable networks, services, and their management in greater detail by thirteen experts in various fields covering network architectures and services, operations, administration, maintenance, provisioning, troubleshooting (OAMPT) for residential services; network architectures, services, and OAMPT for business services; Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Virtualization concepts Comprehensive reference book useful for people working for a multiple systems operator Includes chapter introductions Written by 13 experts in various fields such as network services and soft defined networks

OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 926420864X
Page: 416
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This report highlights key tourism policy developments, focuses on issues that rank high on the policy agenda in the field of tourism and provides a broad overview and interpretation of tourism trends in the OECD area and beyond.

Profiles of People in Power

The World's Government Leaders
Author: Roger East,Richard J. Thomas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317639391
Category: Reference
Page: 656
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This new work of biographical reference presents succinct narrative biographies of every serving head of state and head of government. Its content covers approximately 200 countries and territories and provides over 300 biographical profiles. Each country section contains: * A brief explanation of its type of government and the roles of the head of state, the head of government and the legislature * Lists of the most recent heads of state and head of government, with dates of office * Biographical profiles of current head of state and government, and other recent incumbents of these positions who remain significant and active political leaders * A photographic section of a selection of the world's key political leaders * A full index by name, date of taking office, and source of authority.

Law Reform 2015

Author: Stephen Hockman
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782831479
Category: Law
Page: 423
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The law cannot stand still - it has to adapt to the changing world we live in. Debate about law reform is therefore critical in an open, democratic society. It helps us to understand the legal rights that underpin our society, and it also has a bearing on efforts to bring about social change and build a just society. These topical essays on key areas of the law highlight the urgency of this debate. As well as reviewing the fitness for purpose of our legal system, they argue powerfully for a radical programme of law reform, reflecting in the process the spirit of Britain's political battles in the lead-up to the 2015 general election. Crucially, if Labour wins in 2015 it will inherit a pared-down civil legal aid scheme. Restricted access to justice is therefore a recurrent theme, as is public disquiet over the erosion of citizens' constitutional rights and the way inequalities have been exacerbated by the coalition government's policies. This wide-ranging book also addresses employment and family law, planning and housebuilding, serious fraud, company law and financial regulation, NHS law and policy, public procurement, child abuse, human rights, personal injury and policing. Fifty years after Harold Wilson's Labour government of 1964-70 established the Law Commission, the authors of this study - all leading practitioners and experts in their fields - once again bring the law reform debate into sharp focus. This is their persuasive manifesto for what they believe a new Labour government could and should do.