The JCMS Annual Review of the European Union in 2008

Author: Nathaniel Copsey,Tim Haughton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405189142

Category: Law

Page: 304

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The Annual Review, produced in association with JCMS, TheJournal of Common Market Studies, covers the key developmentsin the European Union, its member states, and acceding and/orapplicant countries in 2007/2008. Contains analytical articles written by leading experts in theirrespective fields covering political, economic and legal issues Includes a keynote contribution by EU Commission PresidentJosé Manuel Barroso The most up-to-date and authoritative source of information forthose engaged in teaching and research or who are simply interestedin the European Union Includes an invaluable guide to EU documents and publications- and the various websites of the EU - together with a chronologyof key events Specially commissioned articles by contributors such as VivienSchmidt, Milada Anna Vachudova, Lucia Quaglia, Robert Eastwood andPeter Holmes.

The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2008

Author: Bryan Tsao,Carolina Bolado,Joe Distelheim

Publisher: ACTA Publications

ISBN: 9780879463410

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 366

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The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2008 is indispensable for serious baseball fans. It is the best place to innovative stats combined with accurate and piercing analysis. This comprehensive book covers the entire 2007 season from the first pitch to the last out, and it is also the first book of its kind to include a review of the postseason and World Series.It also includes: Detailed reviews of how 2007 played out in each of baseballs six divisions Cutting-edge statistics such as Win Shares and Win Probability Added Comprehensive team stats and graphs Team-by-team individual hitting and fielding numbers Articles on Barry Bonds and the homerun milestone, racial integration in baseball, and an in-depth look at GM Dave Dombrowski of the 2006 AL Champion Detroit Tigers

Annual Review of Nursing Education, Volume 6, 2008

Clinical Nursing Education

Author: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826110848

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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The Annual Review of Nursing Education addresses trends, new developments, and innovations in nursing education over the past year. Chapters provide practical information and new ideas that educators and administrators can use in their own nursing programs. Volume 6 looks at such intriguing topics as innovations in clinical teaching and evaluation, partnerships for clinical teaching, selecting clinical sites, how students view their clinical experience, grade inflation in nursing, and using case studies for promoting critical thinking, among others.

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2007-2008

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211169904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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The UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2007-2008 provides general and statistical information on forest products markets in 2007 and early 2008 in the UN Economic Commission for Europe region (Europe, North America and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia). The Review begins with an overview chapter, followed by a chapter on the policy implications of market developments, then a description of the economic situation and factors affecting forest products markets in the region. Market developments in five standard sectors, based on annual country-supplied statistics, are described for wood raw materials, sawn softwood, sawn hardwood, wood-based panels and paper and paperboard. Regular chapters discuss markets for wood energy, certified forest products, value-added wood products and tropical timber. In each chapter production, trade and consumption are analysed and relevant development on specific markets and policies are included.

Time Annual 2007

2006 The Year in Review

Author: Editors of Time Magazine

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Incorporated

ISBN: 9781933405841

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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Surveys the principal events of 2006 in the United States and other countries, as well as developments in business, society, sports, and the arts, as seen in the pages of Time magazine.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 33, 2013

Healthy Longevity

Author: Jean-Marie Robine, PhD,Carol Jagger, PhD,Eileen M. Crimmins, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109950

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Developed countries and certain regions of economically emerging nations have displaying a rapidly growing population of the oldest-oldónonagenarians, centenarians, and supercentenarians. As this trend continues, we must redirect some of our research on aging to the experience of advanced old age and discovering individual and community factors that improve the quality of life during this life stage. This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual provides a comprehensive discussion of the factors promoting healthy survival and/or ensuring a good quality of life for the oldest elderly. It features an international representation that includes Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, and North America. The Annual disseminates the most current research regarding this population and notes gaps in our knowledge. The book addresses ongoing demo-epidemiological changes regarding longevity, estimates of oldest-old populations, and prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases, frailty, and old-age dependency. The meaning of healthy longevity as a theoretical concept is explored. Grounded in the fundamental issue of whether or not the prevalence of poor health or poor quality of life inevitably increases with age, recent research and ongoing studies from a variety of perspectives are presented from several nations. The book clarifies the known and hypothetical factors favoring healthy longevity, from genes to social integration. Additionally, chapters explore gender differences in age trajectories and changes over time. Special attention is given to the social and cognitive dimensions of healthy longevity. Key Features: Disseminates new scholarly research about a rapidly growing segment of the populationóthe oldest old Offers multidisciplinary and international perspectives about the factors that promote healthy survival and improve quality of life Addresses the social and cognitive dimensions of healthy longevity Provides important information regarding health care costs for this population Includes the research of seasoned and emerging scholars

Wiley CPA Exam Review 2008

Business Environment and Concepts

Author: O. Ray Whittington,Patrick R. Delaney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470135220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Completely revised for the new computerized CPA Exam Published annually, this comprehensive, four–volume study guide for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Exam arms readers with detailed outlines and study guidelines, plus skill–building problems and solutions that help them to identify, focus, and master the specific topics that need the most work. Many of the practice questions are taken from previous exams, and care is taken to ensure that they cover all the information candidates need to pass the CPA Exam. Broken down into four volumes–Regulation, Auditing and Attestation, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Business Environment and Concepts–these top CPA Exam review study guides worldwide provide: More than 2,700 practice questions Complete information on the new simulation questions A unique modular structure that divides content into self–contained study modules AICPA content requirements and three times as many examples as other study guides

European Competition Law Annual 2008

Antitrust Settlements under EC Competition Law

Author: Claus-Dieter Ehlermann,Mel Marquis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847315607

Category: Law

Page: 781

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This is the thirteenth in a series on EU Competition Law and Policy produced under the auspices of the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence. The volume contains the written contributions of numerous competition policy experts, together with the transcripts of a roundtable debate which examined the subject of "settlements" between enforcers of competition law and defendant companies in cartel cases and in other types of antitrust cases. The Workshop participants included: -- senior judges from major jurisdictions (the European Union, Germany and the United States); -- senior enforcement officials and policy makers from the European Commission, from the national competition authorities of certain EU Member States and from the US Department of Justice and the US Federal Trade Commission; and -- renowned international international academics, legal practitioners and professional economists. In an intense, intimate environment, this group of experts debated a number of legal and economic issues pertaining to two broad lines of discussion: 1) settlements and plea agreements in cartel cases, including their links with leniency programs and with private enforcement; and 2) settlements in "commitment" cases decided under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003 and under comparable procedures of national law.

Readiness and Recuperation of the Armed Forces

Looking Towards the Strategic Defence Review; Fourth Report of Session 2009-10; Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee,Great Britain. Parliament House of Commons

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215543912

Category: Political Science

Page: 121

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The Defence Committee states that the forthcoming Strategic Defence Review should take account of the current low readiness levels of the Armed Forces and the need for their effective recuperation. The Armed Forces have been involved in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for many years while maintaining key standing tasks such as the strategic nuclear deterrent and UK air defence. They have been deployed above the Defence Planning Assumptions, the level at which they are structured and funded, for seven years. Nevertheless, the Committee considers it unsatisfactory that readiness levels have been allowed to fall to the extent that they have and recommends that the Strategic Defence Review reviews the utility and content of the Defence Planning Assumptions and readiness targets. Recuperation is the process by which force elements are returned to target levels of readiness. It involves all the underlying components: manpower; equipment; training; and logistics support. The drawdown of troops from Iraq should provide the MoD with an opportunity to recuperate the Armed Forces and to reverse the fall in readiness. But there have also been pressures on personnel, with significant numbers of the Army and the Marines and those in key "pinch point trades", such as medical personnel, being deployed more frequently than the MoD would wish - breaking harmony guidelines. If readiness is to be improved, then the Army must return to being deployed within harmony guidelines as soon as practicable.

Annual Review of United Nations Affairs 2009/2010

Author: Joachim Muller,Karl P. Sauvant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199759111

Category:

Page: 400

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a. The set generallySince the publication of its first edition in 1950, the Annual Review of United Nations Affairs has stood as the authoritative resource for scholars, students, and practitioners researching the latest developments of that august body. From the insightful introduction, prepared each year by adistinguished expert on UN affairs, to the full-text presentation of reports and resolutions and the helpful subject index, ARUNA provides a practical tour of each year''s U.N. actions and debates. The expert selection of documents by Joachim Muller and Karl Sauvant and the topic-based organizationof those documents make any researcher''s task much easier than the vast searching, sorting, and pruning required by the U.N.''s website. The series'' topic-based organization of the materials and subject index lend invaluable guidance to all researchers.ARUNA presents comprehensive documentation of the work of the UN on an annual basis, starting in September of each year with the beginning of the regular sessions of the General Assembly. Coverage of the UN''s key organs is provided, including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economicand Social Council (ECOSOC), the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat. In addition, selected reports of intergovernmental bodies and expert groups are included. Solely official UN documentation is used. ARUNA occupies a special place in the publications on the work of the UN, as itallows readers to obtain an overview of the principal developments in its key organs. This makes it an important reference source for policy-makers and academic researchers.b. The 2009-2010 volumesThis year''s edition continues to focus on the world financial crisis and the reaction of the United Nations and the international financial system to that crisis. The Overview to this year''s edition, written by Joachim Muller and Karl Sauvant, examines the changing role of the United Nations andexplores ways in which the management of the financial crisis has impacted that role.The Introduction to this year''s edition also examines the effects of this crisis; this Introduction is drawn from the "Report of the Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System," as well as a slightlyedited version of a Preface to that report written by Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz. The Introduction discusses the findings of the Commission and proposes the creation of a new institution, a Global Economic Coordination Council, which would be supported by an International Panel of Experts with ageographically diverse membership that would represent the interests of emerging and developing countries as well as those of developed countries.Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz, who served as Chairman of the Commission and wrote the Preface to the Commission''s Report, holds joint professorships at Columbia University''s Economics Department and its Business School. He is also Co-founder and Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. From 1997to 2000 he was the World Bank''s Senior Vice President for Development Economics and Chief Economist. From 1995 to 1997 he served as Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers and as a member of President Clinton''s cabinet. From 1993 to 1995 he was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers.He was previously a professor of economics at Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and All Souls College. Dr. Stiglitz is also a leading scholar of the economics of the public sector and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 in addition to the American Economic Association''s biennial John BatesClark Award in 1979. His recent publications include Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy (2010), Making Globalization Work (2006), Fair Trade for All (2005), and Globalization and its Discontents (2002).The 2009-2010 volumes of ARUNA therefore also devote considerable attention to the financial crisis as well as other international crises. Among the documents in the 2009-2010 volumes are the complete General Assembly resolutions, as well as the Report and Resolutions of the Security Council and theEconomic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Annual Reports of note include reports of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Development Programme and UN Population Fund, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Relief and Works Agency forPalestine Refugees in the Near East, and the World Food Programme. Mr. Muller and Dr. Sauvant have also selected progress reports on key peacekeeping, peace-building, and political missions, including those for Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Iraq, the Middle East, Sudan,and West Africa.c. Volume I (this volume)This volume contains the following:Note: ARUNA 2009/2010Overview: The United Nations Year 2009/2010: Shift from center stage - Joachim Muller and Karl P. SauvantIntroduction: The United Nations and the international financial crisis: Extracts from the final report produced by the Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System as well as from a preface written byJoseph E. StiglitzCalendar of Conferences and Meetings of the United Nations, 15 September 2009 to 16 September 2010List of AbbreviationsChapter 1: General Assembly, Sixty-fourth Session1. Statement to the General Assembly by Mr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, President of the General Assembly, following the opening of the sixty-fourth session, A/64/PV1, 15 September 20092. Agenda of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly, A/64/251, 18 September 2009, and Add.1, 1 December 20093. Resolutions Adopted by the General Assembly at Its Sixty-fourth Session (Resolutions 64/1 through 64/103)d. Guest Authors of previous years'' editionsEach annual edition of ARUNA is introduced by a Guest Author, a distinguished expert on UN affairs, who highlights the outstanding themes of the year in review. Together with an overview provided by the editors, this introduction is intended to facilitate access to the material and, above all, tomake it easer for users of ARUNA to "see the forest for the trees." This year''s ARUNA includes excerpts from the "Report of the Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System" (21 Sept. 2009), and from aslightly edited version of a Preface to that report written by Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz. However, the roster of distinguished experts who have contributed this introduction in the past is also worthy of mention:Jose Antonio Ocampo: ARUNA 2008/2009 editionProfessor Jose Antonio Ocampo is Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He is also Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs and Fellow of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Professor Ocampo previously held the positions of Under-Secretary-Generalof the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Minister of Finance, Agriculture, and Planning of Colombia. In 2009, he was a member of the Commission of Experts of the President of theUnited Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System. Professor Ocampo is also the author of numerous books and articles on macroeconomics policy and theory, economic development, international trade, and economic history. His recent publications includeStability with Growth: Macroeconomics, Liberalization and Development, with Joseph E. Stiglitz, Shari Spiegel, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis and Deepak Nayyar (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).Jeffrey D. Sachs: ARUNA 2007/2008 editionProfessor Jeffrey D. Sachs is Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the UN on the Millennium Development Goals. Professor Sachs''s introduction to ARUNA 2007/2008 was titled "Towards a New Global Protocol on Climate Change," in which heargued that solving the climate change problem will demand four steps: scientific consensus, public awareness, the development of alternative technologies, and a global framework for action. He dealt, in particular, with the science underpinning the negotiations for a new global protocol on climatechange, as a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. Professor Sachs argued that climate change crises can only be solved through the goals, leadership, and treaty mechanisms of the UN.Edward C. Luck: ARUNA 2006/2007 editionProfessor Edward C. Luck is UN Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect and Vice President and Director of Studies at the International Peace Academy. From 1984 to 1994, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the UN Association of the USA (UNA-USA). Professor Luck''sintroduction to ARUNA 2006/2007 covered "The responsible sovereign and the responsibility to protect," in which he addressed the scope and content of what was agreed at the 2005 World Summit, the implications of the responsibility to protect (RtoP) for notions of state sovereignty, and some of theconceptual, architectural, and policy challenges then facing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon''s commitment to "operationalizing" the responsibility to protect and translating it "from words to deeds."Louise Frechette: ARUNA 2005/2006 editionMs Louise Frechette is Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Ontario. Until March 2006, she was the first Deputy Secretary-General of the UN; before that, she was Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN. Ms Frechette''s introduction to ARUNA2005/2006 covered "United Nations reform: an unfinished story." As the first Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Ms Frechette was

School Teachers' Review Body seventeenth report, part one - 2008

Author: School Teachers' Review Body

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101725224

Category: Education

Page: 159

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The School Teachers' Review Body makes recommendations for the level of pay and conditions of employment for teachers in England and Wales. This report, divided into 9 chapters, and an appendix, covers the following areas: teachers' pay: consultees' analysis; Review Body's analysis; teachers' pay in the current period; teachers' pay from September 2008; starting salaries and the four pay bands. It also examines further pay matters, looking into pay for: leadership groups; excellent teachers; advanced skills teachers; TLR payments; SEN allowances, and provides recommendations. Also one chapter focuses on Unqualified teachers.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 31, 2011

Pathways Through The Transitions of Care for Older Adults

Author: Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD,Mary H. Palmer, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610794X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "[This] volume contributes useful knowledge not only to the field of aging studies, but to multiple disciplines and public policy. Anyone interested in aging studies or health care would find this volume useful and enlightening."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly This unique volume, with its person- and context-centered focus, is the only book to emphasize the need to incorporate social, cultural, and demographics into transitional care protocol for elderly patients. It encompasses the larger context of life experience in order to provide optimal pathways through transitions of care for elderly patients and has broad implications for shaping policy and future research. A consideration of contextual factors for both patients and caregivers is woven throughout the book. Chapters focus on physical and complex health problems shaping transitions of care, legal, ethical, and decision-making issues including informed consent and end of life, the impact of the current fragmented healthcare system on transitions of care, educating the workforce in transitions of care, and planning for future pathways of transition that will accommodate the rapidly growing elderly population. The volume will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, educators, policy makers, students, elderly patients, and their caregivers. Key Features: Describes a person- and context-centered focus emphasizing social demographics and geographic location in understanding transitions of care among older adults. Based on the most current research on critical issues in transitional care for the elderly Written by a multidisciplinary cast of highly respected authors Includes case studies and discussion of how specific conditions affect transitions of care in different ways Addresses the physical and emotional effects of transitions on patients and caregivers

Time Annual 2002

The Year in Review

Author: Time Magazine

Publisher: Time Books

ISBN: 9781929049622

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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The TIME 2002 ANNUAL provides the best journalism available on the years top stories, including the attack on America, other world events, politics, science and technology, health and education, arts and entertainment, and milestones

A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program

Mission, Management, and Measurement of Results

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on a Comprehensive Review of the HHS Office of Family Planning Title X Program

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131170

Category: Medical

Page: 486

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A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program provides a broad evaluation of the Title X family planning program since its establishment in 1970. The program successfully provides family planning services to its target audience of low-income individuals, but there is room for improvement. While the program's core goals are apparent, a secondary set of changing priorities has emerged without a clear, evidence-based strategic process. Also, funding for the program has increased in actual dollars, but has not kept pace with inflation or increased costs. Several aspects of the program's structure could be improved to increase the ability of Title X to meet the needs of its target population. At the same time, the extent to which the program meets those needs cannot be assessed without a greater capacity for long-term data collection. A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program recommends several specific steps to enhance the management and improve the quality of the program, as well as to demonstrate its direct contribution to important end results, such as reducing rates of unintended pregnancy, cervical cancer, and infertility. The book will guide the Office of Family Planning toward improving the effectiveness of the program. Other parties who will find the research and recommendations valuable include programs receiving Title X funding from the Office of Family Planning, policy makers, researchers, and professional organizations.