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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: management, speed
Number of Pages: 286
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 9282103773
ISBN-13: 9789282103777

Speeding is the number one road safety problem in a large number of OECD/ECMT countries. It is responsible for around one third of the current, unacceptably high levels of road fatalities. Speeding has an impact not only on accidents but also on the environment, energy consumption and quality of life, particularly for residents in urban areas.  Reducing average speeds on the roads by only 5% will save around 20% of current fatalities. There is good experience available on how to quickly reduce the extent of speeding and thereby reduce current fatalities and injuries. Reduced speeding will al

Author: John B. Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: management, challenges, major, agency, protection, environmental
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437915752
ISBN-13: 9781437915754

The EPAżs mission is to protect human health and the environment by implementing and enforcing environmental laws intended to improve the quality of the nationżs air and water and to protect its land. EPA's policies and programs affect virtually all segments of the economy, society, and govżt. This report identifies challenges at EPA that hinder its ability to implement its programs effectively, including: (1) improving agencywide mgmt.; (2) transforming EPA's processes for assessing and controlling toxic chemicals; (3) improving implementation of the Clean Air Act; (4) reducing pollution i

Author: Emma Crosby Spurling
Publisher: Branden Books
Keywords: really, husband, way, difficult, kingdom, horse
Number of Pages: 260
Published: 2000-05
ISBN-10: 0828320500
ISBN-13: 9780828320504

It's not unusual for two friends to take long walks together. It is unusual when the long walk stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts in 202 days and covering 2,641 miles. It gets more unusual when the two friends consist of a ninety-pound English woman and her almost half-a-ton-horse, Smokey. This is the amazing story of Emma Crosby Spurling, who decides to leave her native England to see America. And she does -- from the back of the first horse she ever knew. Step by endless step, the two make their way through nine states, along back roads and busy by ways, through lush green lan

Author: Jim Stewart
Publisher: Palm Drive Publishing
Keywords: leatherfolk, gay, san, francisco, soma, 1970s, street, blues, memoir, folsom
Number of Pages: 230
Published: 2011-07-15
ISBN-10: 1890834033
ISBN-13: 9781890834036

Jim Stewart, a survivor of the Titanic 1970s, has written a wonderful memoir revealing how South of Market became hip SoMa in San Francisco. Leading a lusty life surfing the first wave of gay liberation up to HIV, he is an uninhibited writer spilling personal tales of sex, art, and friendship during that first decade of Gay Liberation after Stonewall. As carpenter, he designed and constructed the sexy interiors of Folsom Street leather bars as well as of Fey-Way Studio, the first gay art gallery in San Francisco, where as photographer he exhibited his work on the walls he built.A pioneer settl

Author: Philippe Fargues
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: eastern, north, african, contexts, middle, application, benefit, international, migration, hypothesis, demographic
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 2006

The view that international migration has no impact on the size of world population is a sensible one. But the author argues, migration from developing to more industrial countries during the past decades may have resulted in a smaller world population than the one which would have been attained had no international migration taken place for two reasons: most of recent migration has been from high to low birth-rate countries, and migrants typically adopt and send back to their home countries models and ideas that prevail in host countries. Thus, migrants are potential agents of the diffusion o

Authors: John Birkler, Brien Alkire, Robert W. Button, Gor
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: guard, coast
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0833035150
ISBN-13: 9780833035158

In November 2002, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) commissioned RAND to assess its Deepwater program, an effort the USCG is undertaking to slowly, but steadily replace or modernize nearly 100 aging cutters and more than 200 aircraft. Known more formally as the Integrated Deepwater System program, this endeavor aims to equip the USCG with state-of-the-art cutters, aircraft, helicopters, and unmanned air vehicles at an annual cost of about $500 million in fiscal year 1998 dollars, and to be completed in approximately 20 years. All of its activities will be orchestrated through an integrated
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