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Author: Jean-Louis Racine
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: central, asia, europe, eastern, quality, competitiveness, harnessing
Number of Pages: 360
Published: 2011-05-05
ISBN-10: 0821385097
ISBN-13: 9780821385098

Standards are everywhere, yet go mostly unnoticed. They define how products, processes, and people interact, assessing these entities' features and performance and signaling their level of quality and reliability. They can convey important benefits to trade, productivity, and technological progress and play an important role in the health and safety of individual consumers and the environment. Firms' ability to produce competitive products depends on the availability of adequate quality-support services. A "national quality infrastructure" denotes the chain of public and private services (stan
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Author: Stewart A. Baker
Publisher: Hoover Institution Pre
Keywords: hoover, inst, press, publication, terrorism, tomorrow’s, stilts, aren’t, stopping, skating
Number of Pages: 375
Published: 2010-06-15
ISBN-10: 0817911545
ISBN-13: 9780817911546

In the years after 9/11, officials scrambled to rethink security at the border and in the air—while privacy groups and foreign governments did their best to stop and then roll back security measures. As a result, we have only partially closed gaping security holes. Worse, the resistance has made it all but impossible to head off other disasters that are inherent in new technologies such as computer networks and biotech. In Skating on Stilts, Stewart A. Baker draws on his experience at Homeland Security to give the reader a ringside seat as the battle unfolds. In a lively memoir, he de
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Author: M. N. G. Duke
Publisher: IOS Pre
Keywords: cost, containment, affordability, prices, money, drugs
Number of Pages: 152
Published: 2003-05-01
ISBN-10: 1586033344
ISBN-13: 9781586033347

Over the years, many countries have approached the World Health Organization for advice or information on the feasibility of measures to control the growth of expenditure on medicines. Such calls for help led the Organization to undertake a study as early as 1983. The report "Drugs and Money" was widely used and repeatedly updated. This edition aims to provide policy makers and regulators with a compact and practical review of the various approaches that have been developed and tested to date in an effort to contain the overall costs of pharmaceutical services and drug treatment. The true art
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Authors: Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewi,
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Keywords: digital, explosion, happiness, liberty, bits, life, blown
Number of Pages: 384
Published: 2008-06-16
ISBN-10: 0137135599
ISBN-13: 9780137135592

“If you want to understand the future before it happens, you’ll love this book. If you want to change the future before it happens to you, this book is required reading.” –Reed Hundt, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission   “There is no simpler or clearer statement of the radical change that digital technologies will bring, nor any book that better prepares one for thinking about the next steps.” –Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School and Author of Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace   “Blown to Bits will blow you
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Author: Richard Sezov
Publisher: Liferay Pre
Keywords: guide, administrator’s, liferay
Number of Pages: 276
Published: 2008-09-09
ISBN-10: 0615247334
ISBN-13: 9780615247335

The Liferay Portal Administrator’s Guide is your complete guide to installing, integrating, configuring, and maintaining Liferay Portal. This comprehensive guide will show you how to install Liferay Portal, configure it for your use, and maintain your Liferay-powered site on a day-to-day basis. From installing a bundle to configuring a Liferay cluster, every aspect of running Liferay Portal is covered. This newly-updated guide is your roadmap to a successful implementation of Liferay Portal. Now covering Liferay Portal 5.1 and below, this book contains the information you need to keep yo
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Author: David Gewirtz
Publisher: ZATZ Publishing
Keywords: reawakening, american, dream, work, reinvigorating, jobs, reinventing, business, save
Number of Pages: 474
Published: 2010-01-05
ISBN-10: 0945266014
ISBN-13: 9780945266013

A shocking and disturbing look into how changes worldwide have created enormous disruption in the very nature of jobs in America. Ideas, strategies, and innovative approaches for policy change that could make a real difference and help save and create jobs in America. Powerfully effective hands-on tips, techniques, and strategies that you personally can take to keep and create jobs, without waiting for politicians to get their act together. AAbout the Author David Gewirtz is Executive Director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute, Editor-in-Chief of the ZATZ magazines, and a CNN con
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Author: James Stephenso
Publisher: Entrepreneur Pre
Keywords: income, retirement, supplement, ways
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2005-10-18
ISBN-10: 1932531661
ISBN-13: 9781932531664

The New Encyclopedias for Supplemental Income Filled with 202 proven money-making opportunities, each book in this popular series outlines a multitude of ways you can supplement your income. The current trend of active retirement is growing. This book shows you what you can do in retirement to make extra cash. Plus, it includes the essentials on getting started, with valuable tips in all areas of business and an extensive resource list. CONTENTSPreface _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ xviiCHAPTER 1Getting Started _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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