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Diego Velázquez - El bufón Don Juan de Austria
Este retrato también estaba inventariado en el Palacio del Buen Retiro en 1701, formando pareja con el de Cristobal de Castañeda y Pernia, fechándose ambos hacia 1636. Sin duda no estamos ante la figura del hijo natural de Felipe II, sino ante un bufón que interpretaba el papel del héroe de la batalla de Lepanto. (2:33)
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5.2 Summary of Part D

In Part D you have:

  • examined how to read an Act of Parliament;

  • studied the physical layout of Acts of Parliament and identified those features common to all Acts of Parliament;

  • read sections of the Law Reform (Year and a Day Rule) Act 1996 and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998;

  • examined the importance of Schedules and the short statement at the beginning of the Act;

  • studied the language
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4.13.3 Scrutiny

Again, connected to the accountability issue is the problem of adequate scrutiny. The detailed, technical and specific nature of much-delegated legislation means that, on the whole, Members of Parliament (the elected representatives) do not have the expertise to consider proposed legislation effectively. In addition, you have already noted that the scrutiny committees themselves only have limited powers.

References

Anon. (2003) ‘Spy chief warns food industry over terrorism’, Environmental Health News, 24 October 2003, p. 2.
Cabinet Office (2003) Dealing with Disaster, revised 3rd edn, Civil Contingencies Secretariat.
Commercial Union Risk Management Ltd (1992) ‘Crisis: A timetable for recovery’.
Dodswell, B.
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NCPEA Member Research Directory
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Auctioneering is a very old, yet very rewarding profession. Become an auctioneer by contacting the state government for licensing with information from a certified estate specialist in this free video on antiques and collecting. (01:33)

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3.1 (2A): Exploring the global implications of different mindsets

In this activity the aim is to investigate the implications of different mindsets with regards to the future unfolding of events on a global scale.

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2.2 Introduction to communication

In Reading 2.1 I identified communication with others as being an important way in which humans learn. Unlike many other anim
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2.3.5 Mixed structures
Are you always the quiet one when it comes to group discussion? This unit will help you improve your working relationships with other people in groups of three or more. This unit also deals with project life cycles, project management and the role of the leader.
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5.2 The aims and principles of system engineering

The aims of systems engineering can be divided into those to do with its outputs and those associated with the process itself. As far as its outputs are concerned, systems engineering aims to ensure that:

  • the requirements of all the stakeholders are taken into account in engineering the system

  • the system, as engineered and realised, meets the requirements of stakeholders

  • the system, while meeting the req
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4.7 Summary

This topic has examined the historical development of systems engineering and modern concepts of the subject. It has discussed:

  • the beginnings and early development of the subject as policy analysis

  • the use of systems engineering in organisations

  • the development of methodologies associated with information technology.

3.10 Systems techniques

The two systems methodologies provide a framework for the application of problem solving, analysis and design techniques. These fall into three groups.

  • Diagramming: ranging from single systems maps to complex flow charts. Diagrams of one sort or another provide a method of analysis, design and communication.

  • Modelling: simulation is used extensively to analyse the dynamics of an existing system and to predict the behaviour of a propos
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Stage 5: Comparison of Stages 2 and 4

The objective of the comparison stage is to relate the conceptual model to the problem situation as depicted in the rich picture. The idea is to highlight differences between the two so that potential improvements to the problem situation can be identified.

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4.19 Technologies and explicit knowledge continued

The following examples give a taste of what is now making the transition from research laboratories into commercial products. Large hierarchical information structures are extremely common, whether in libraries, organisational charts or websites. Displaying such large structures is a challenge, and since the user soon runs out of screen space, navigating them can be tedious. Screen 7 shows a system that uses animation and carefully designed graphical effects to give the impression of manipula
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4.6.1 Connecting people to people

Compared to even five years ago (a long time in technology), tools for virtual meetings and workspaces are extremely common now in many organisations, who typically purchase specialist products rather than develop their own. Tools for virtual meetings really have to work smoothly or the results are immediately obvious, and can be very high cost (for example, one cannot afford for a meeting with an important client to ‘crash’). Organisations are therefore willing to pay for robustnes
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4.4.2 Mapping across multiple communities of practice

In introducing the core concepts, we highlighted the perspective that ‘what counts’ as valuable knowledge is unavoidably shaped by the communities of practice to which the ‘publisher’ and ‘consumer’ belong. One makes situated judgements regarding the relevance of a new piece of information for oneself and others, and how to store or share it appropriately. One geographical metaphor conjured up by this perspective is that of ‘islands’ of local coheren
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