Air pollution by ozone in Europe during summer 2006
This report, prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA), provides an overview for the state of ground-level ozone pollution in Europe, for April-September 2006. The report is based on the information provided by all the EU member states to the European Commission (EC), and is primarily concerned with measured concentrations which exceeded the threshold values set by the ozone directive (2002/3/EC). Data provided from a total of 2069 monitoring sites includes : the locations where the high
Air pollution by ozone across Europe during summer 2009
This report, prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA), provides an overview for the state of ground-level ozone pollution in Europe, for April-September 2009. The report is based on the information provided by all the EU member states to the European Commission (EC), and is primarily concerned with measured concentrations which exceeded the threshold values set by the ozone directive (2002/3/EC). Information was also supplied by nine other countries (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland
Travel Catering Research Centre (TCRC)
Founded in 2002, the Travel Catering Research Centre (TCRC) is based at the University of Surrey. Supported by the International Travel Catering Association (ITCA), formerly the International Flight Catering Association (IFCA), the Centre aims "to generate and disseminate knowledge to academics and industrialists in support of long-term performance improvements in the international travel catering industry. This industry is concerned with the provision of meals and other on board service on air
Disclosing Justice: a study on access to judicial information in Latin America
Full text, online report by the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) looking at the legal frameworks for access to judicial information (including freedom of information laws) in the following Latin American countries: Argentina; Chile; Colombia; the Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Honduras; Mexico; Panama; Peru and Uruguay. For each country there is information on the availability of administrative information (financial, statistical and personnel) and case law. The report also outlines the legal
Consolidation in turbulent times
Lufthansa carried a total of 70.5 million passengers last year and was ranked number one by IATA (International Air Transport Association) for having carried the most number of passengers on international scheduled routes, leaving number two Air France lagging some 20 per cent behind.
Philanthrocapitalism: dawn of a new era?
Several companies have woken up to the reality of philanthrocapitalism, says Mathew Bishop of The Economist, particularly in the aftermath of the global economic crisis which has resulted in a lot of new questions -- about what this force of capitalism is, how do we get a capitalism that actually works with society, rather than against it.
Shedding light: INSEAD initiatives seek to foster growth, development in Africa
Listen to INSEAD faculty, alumni and associates talk, and you realise that Africa is no longer just a story of disease, poverty, misery and humanitarian aid. Or of China’s hunger for raw materials and energy, while the Japanese and Koreans buy land in Africa to grow their own food. Today, Africa is also a story of investment and growth on a global scale.
Healthcare: at the crossroads
Healthcare reform today is being avidly discussed in political, social, medical and business circles around the world. In developing countries, the billions of dollars spent on containing the spread of HIV/AIDS and other pandemic diseases such as TB and malaria, are beginning to show some positive results. In Europe, the cost of government-sponsored healthcare is having a negative impact on GDP, while in the US, the Obama Administration is embarking on the country’s most ambitious attempt at p
CEO view: Wolfgang Prock-Schauer of India’s Jet Airways
As the aviation industry faces its biggest crisis in recent history because of high fuel prices and the economic slowdown, airlines are forced to do business differently as they seek to trim operating costs ruthlessly to brace themselves for tough times ahead.
“Jet Airways is working on all areas to streamline operations including cutting loss-making routes,” says Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO of Jet Airways, India's largest private airline. India’s aviation industry lost $1 billion
Pipestone, Minnesota -- National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
features an area in the southwest corner of Minnesota that reflects a rich history of American Indian quarrying, prosperity brought by the railroad and mining enterprises, and a distinctive natural landscape. This National Register of Historic Places Travel itinerary highlights 30 historic places, including buildings constructed with beautiful local red stone and land still sacred to American Indians.
Streaming recorded Lessons using a TabletPC
At our university of applied sciences we are working with part time students which sometimes can not come to the lessons because they are tied up with business. Those lessons where the lecturer is talking and there is only a little interaction with the students are now recorded. The major aspect why this recordings are so popular by our students is the fact that we are recording the desktop of the lecturers laptop and their voice. Instead of writing on the chalkboard the lecturers are writing on
Distance learning and foreign language teaching
Among numerous modes of technology enhanced learning there are not many that have received as much attention as distance learning. Stimulated by the recent rapid developments in Web technologies, researchers in both ICT and education are constantly working to make the most of technological resources and put them to the best pedagogical use. In the area of foreign language teaching a lot has been done to cover a variety of world languages, but there are constant attempts for new solutions, taking
The Climate Visualizer: Sense-Making Through Scientific Visualization
This paper describes the design of a learning environment, called the Climate Visualizer, intended to facilitate scientific sense-making in high school classrooms by providing students the ability to craft, inspect, and annotate scientific visualizations. The theoretical background for our design presents a view of learning as acquiring and critiquing cultural practices and stresses the need for students to appropriate the social and material aspects of practice when learning an area. This is fo
Futurelab - Teachers Learning with Digital Technologies: A review of research and projects
If we are interested in changing education, we need more than ever to be interested in teacher education, teacher knowledge and teacher learning. If we want to encourage different approaches to teaching and learning, and new relationships between pupils and teachers, we need to understand the ways in which teachers come to learn, adapt and make such new approaches a reality. This review aims to provide an overview of the research on teacher education, and a roadmap for how this might best be sup
Trussville Comprehensive Plan
This document is a city plan for Trussville, Ala. adopted September 11, 2006. Contents: Introduction -- Citywide development concept -- Major development components -- Green infrastructure -- Activity center -- Neighborhoods -- Future land use -- Implementing the plan -- Growth and development regulation -- Revitalizating the city core -- Coordinating land use and accessibility -- Annexation -- Coordinating the plan and the budget -- Conclusion.
Teaching Asia-Pacific Core Values of Peace and Harmony
Prepared for teachers and teacher educators in Asia and the Pacific, this sourcebook help them nurture and strengthen the core values of peace and harmony in their students. Case studies and invited contributions by eminent educators are presented in the 11 chapters of this book.
Individualized Reading Instruction in the Elementary Grades, Winter 2008
Explores techniques for assessment of reading and writing skills and for development of individualized instruction in classroom settings; develops strategies for meeting the needs of individual students through the evaluation, utilization, and adaptation of commercial reading materials and through the formation of principles and techniques for producing effective teacher-prepared materials.
Effect of transverse load on fiber bragg grating measurements (The)
The field of communications has been revolutionized by the advent of optical fiber. Optical fiber now connects most of the world carrying a vast amount of information through a very limited physical medium. To the materials engineer, optical fiber technology has stimulated interest in a new type of micro-sensor application, where the size, weight, and the ability to integrate the sensor into a material structure play a major role. Areas of interest currently include materials characterization, c
Game Theory, Fall 2008
This is a standard course in "game theory," designed with the School of Information MSI students as the primary audience. This course is the pre-requisite for several ICD courses. To be well-prepared for management, policy and analysis in the information professions you need to first have a solid grounding in game theory and its applications to problem solving. Thus, the primary objective is to teach you a set of useful theories and how to apply them to solve problems. The emphasis is on method
Internet Scout Project
The demonstrations given on this Web site are a collection of Java applets and RealAudio clips that explain many underlying concepts of math and engineering. They were developed at John Hopkins University for a project that attempts to use the technology of the World Wide Web in engineering education. Students, under the supervision of electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Rugh, have prepared many of the demonstrations. The moving graphics help illustrate such difficult topics as con