Scottish forestry strategy

pdfThis document from the Scottish Executive published in 2006 outlines the Scottish Executive's vision for the future of forestry in Scotland. It presents the rationale for promoting a strong forestry sector in terms of employment and good environmental practice, and outline
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Organic food from the first day on. Q & A for children - 'Why organic?' - 'How do I recognize organic products?'
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Assessing the Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism Threat
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This undocumented worker was left without work when the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001. The hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who staff low paying jobs in the service industries are often invisible, despite their important contributions to the nation's economy. Largely unprotected by labor laws and ineligible for social security and unemployment insurance, these immigrants struggle to support themselves as well as, in many cases, family and relatives in thei
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Help and a New Deal
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (photographed in 1935 with his wife, Eleanor) created the New Deal as a solution for bringing the United States out of the Great Depression. The New Deal created a new role for the federal government, one that involved infusing money into the economy largely through the creation of new jobs and social programs. One photograph shows Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act of 1935, which was designed to keep citizens from becoming destitute. The New Deal also
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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which established 10 internment camps for "national security" purposes. Although most internment camps were along the West Coast, others could be found in Wyoming and Colorado, and as far east as Arkansas. One photo shows Japanese American boys in San Francisco shortly before the evacuation order; another shows a woman waiting for the evacuation bus in Hayward; approximately 660 people being evacuated
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Operating Systems and System Programming Fall 2008
Operating Systems and System Programming - Fall 2008. The purpose of this course is to teach the design of operating systems and other systems. Topics we will cover include concepts of operating systems and systems programming; utility programs, subsystems, multiple-program systems; processes, interprocess communication, and synchronization; memory allocation, segmentation, paging; loading and linking, libraries; resource allocation, scheduling, performance evaluation; I/O systems, storage devic
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Properties of Materials Spring 2008
This course covers the application of basic principles of physics and chemistry to the engineering properties of materials. Special emphasis devoted to relation between microstructure and the mechanical properties of metals, concrete, polymers, and ceramics, and the electrical properties of semiconducting materials.
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Family Finance
Upon completion of this course you should be able to: 1. Identify personal/family values and establish appropriate financial goals. 2. Develop financial plans that reflect your values and goals. 3. Begin implementation of your plans to meet short and long term financial goals. 4. Evaluate options for providing financial security throughout your life. 5. Recall and apply specific fact concerning various financial topics, tools, and services.
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Solar State Physics
In the electrical engineering, solid-state materials and the properties play an essential role. A thorough understanding of the physics of metals, insulators and semiconductor materials is essential for designing new electronic devices and circuits. After short introduction of the IC fabrication process, the course starts with the crystallography. This will be followed by the basic principle of the quantum mechanics, the sold-state physics, band-structure and the relation with electrical propert
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In this course, students act as new employees (as enterprise security technicians) in a dynamic, rapidly growing, online real estate auction company called C-Bay. Their jobs, as members of a team of four technicians, is to solve real-life security problems at C-Bay. They are active learners, engaging in hands-on tasks such as analyzing C-Bay's security policy, assessing network problems, monitoring a network, responding to network attacks, educating users, and developing emergency response.
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Household Food Security: Tutorial Letter: Analysis Guide
The purpose of the module is to give the Household Food Security Facilitator mobilization skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to facilitate collective action in rural urban social processes, specifically of households through the use of participatory approaches. In this module you will learn how to use participatory approaches to facilitate improved household food security. The purpose of Module 2 is to: h elp you understand why it is important to use participatory approaches, instead of r
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Household Food Security:Tutorial Letter: Workbook
The purpose of the module is to give the Household Food Security Facilitator mobilization skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to facilitate collective action in rural urban social processes, specifically of households through the use of participatory approaches. In this module you will learn how to use participatory approaches to facilitate improved household food security. The purpose of Module 2 is to: h elp you understand why it is important to use participatory approaches, instead of r
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Household Food Security Module 2: Introduction, acknowledgments and contents pages
The purpose of the module is to give the Household Food Security Facilitator mobilization skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to facilitate collective action in rural urban social processes, specifically of households through the use of participatory approaches. In this module you will learn how to use participatory approaches to facilitate improved household food security. The purpose of Module 2 is to: h elp you understand why it is important to use participatory approaches, instead of r
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Unit 2 - Participatory facilitation for household food security
Unit 2 is dedicated to the facilitation process and skills to help you facilitate HFS projects well. In this unit we will look at participatory and facilitation techniques in relation to Household Food Security. We will examine he background and history of community development and the difference between the approaches that developed. We will describe the community development approach we will be using for the Household Food Security Programme with its content modules based on household food se
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Unit 3 - Facilitation process for household food security
This unit is will illustrate the participatory facilitation processes to be used in the communities and households. The participatory methods and tools we have discussed in Unit 2 can be use in any of these processes according to a plan of action to keep the processes flowing and the people participating in the learning cycle to progress in their empowerment and mobilisation to take action themselves. The processes start with the community and then move over to the care groups and individual hou
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