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CENELEC EN 50128 and IEC 62279 standards are applicable to the performance of software in the railway sector. The 2011 version of the 50128 standard firms up the techniques and methods to be implemented. This is a guide to its implementation, in order to understand the foundations of the standard and how it impacts on the activities to be undertaken, helping towards better a preparation for the independent evaluation phase, which is mandatory.
Stop procrastinating and become financially free, by building asset-based wealth and creating passive income. The Wealth Dragon Way: The Why, the When and the How to Become Financially Free is a practical guide to becoming financially free through building asset-based wealth and creating passive income. Part motivational, part informational, this guide will change your whole perspective on wealth and your personal growth potential. The book discusses both moral and monetary wealth, and looks at how we are easily misled and influenced by media-driven myths surrounding money, debunking notions such as the idea that there is no truly moral way to become wealthy, or the belief that the state will provide for us in retirement, and more. You'll discover new truths surrounding the subject of wealth, and get to the root of your own procrastination over planning for your financial future. You will learn how to tackle your fears and overcome the issues holding you back. You will also read real-life examples of how two property entrepreneurs built their significant portfolios using alternative strategies such as using lease options, and structuring and securing deals at below market value. Along the way, you'll learn what it means to become a Wealth Dragon, and the key principles to live by if you're ready to work towards achieving real financial freedom. You are far more likely to achieve personal wealth if you are one hundred percent clear as to why you want it. This book explores the psychology of our relationship with money and offers a practical advice for anyone who is determined to meet their goals and realize their dreams. Bust the myths surrounding the subject of wealth Start taking control of your financial future Adopt the key Wealth Dragon principles Discover your full potential for financial and personal growth The importance of taking control of your financial future cannot be overstated, especially in these economically uncertain times. Whether you want to quit the rat race, build some assets as security, or develop a branded business that will provide you with a passive income, The Wealth Dragon Way is your guide to building wealth and becoming financially free.
A presentation of the use of computer vision systems to control manufacturing processes and product quality in the hard disk drive industry. Visual Inspection Technology in the Hard Disk Drive Industry is an application-oriented book borne out of collaborative research with the world's leading hard disk drive companies. It covers the latest developments and important topics in computer vision technology in hard disk drive manufacturing, as well as offering a glimpse of future technologies.
Learn how to provide top-grade customer service anywhere, anytime with Salesforce Service Cloud Salesforce Service Cloud empowers your service organization to interact with customers through any channel and provide an individualized experience that will be worth sharing--for your customers and for your company. Salesforce Service Cloud For Dummies is one the first books to focus specifically on Salesforce Service Cloud software. With it, you'll discover how to set up a sophisticated support center for your business in a matter of a few hours. Whether you're a service executive, manager, support agent, or system administrator, you will discover how to maximize usage of Service Cloud through best practices and step-by-step guidelines. This book will help your customer service departments gain a holistic view of the customers they serve, and provide your customers with meaningful, efficient interactions. Examines how to enable your agents to provide efficient service Discusses how to interact with customers through any channel Offers insights on improving internal communication and collaboration Shows how to resolve customer's questions in a timely manner Take advantage of this opportunity to be heard above your competition with the help of Salesforce Service Cloud For Dummies.
Over the past decade, ZnO as an important II-VI semiconductor has attracted much attention within the scientific community over the world owing to its numerous unique and prosperous properties. This material, considered as a "future material", especially in nanostructural format, has aroused many interesting research works due to its large range of applications in electronics, photonics, acoustics, energy and sensing. The bio-compatibility, piezoelectricity & low cost fabrication make ZnO nanostructure a very promising material for energy harvesting.
Confidently devise a safe and successful 'plan for the pump run' for patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. This practical guide for perfusionists and other members of the cardiac surgical team provides information on the devices, technology and techniques required for successful bypass of patients with congenital heart defects A practical, spiral-bound, go-to reference designed to answer the most frequently-posed questions about bypass for CHD, the surgical treatment of which is often complicated Focuses on the latest technology and techniques and provides clear, matter-of-fact guidance based on specific diagnoses Written by a seasoned perfusionist who is co-chief and educator at one of the world's leading children's hospitals Spiral binding allows the book to be laid flat for easy referral in the operating room A notes section following each diagnosis enables readers to add institution and/or surgeon-specific information to tailor a bypass plan for each CHD lesion
Aimed at senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students, this book offers a principles-based approach to inorganic chemistry that, unlike other texts, uses chemical applications of group theory and molecular orbital theory throughout as an underlying framework. This highly physical approach allows students to derive the greatest benefit of topics such as molecular orbital acid-base theory, band theory of solids, and inorganic photochemistry, to name a few. Takes a principles-based, group and molecular orbital theory approach to inorganic chemistry The first inorganic chemistry textbook to provide a thorough treatment of group theory, a topic usually relegated to only one or two chapters of texts, giving it only a cursory overview Covers atomic and molecular term symbols, symmetry coordinates in vibrational spectroscopy using the projection operator method, polyatomic MO theory, band theory, and Tanabe-Sugano diagrams Includes a heavy dose of group theory in the primary inorganic textbook, most of the pedagogical benefits of integration and reinforcement of this material in the treatment of other topics, such as frontier MO acid--base theory, band theory of solids, inorganic photochemistry, the Jahn-Teller effect, and Wade's rules are fully realized Very physical in nature compare to other textbooks in the field, taking the time to go through mathematical derivations and to compare and contrast different theories of bonding in order to allow for a more rigorous treatment of their application to molecular structure, bonding, and spectroscopy Informal and engaging writing style; worked examples throughout the text; unanswered problems in every chapter; contains a generous use of informative, colorful illustrations
This book provides an introduction to physical chemistry that is directed toward applications to the biological sciences. Advanced mathematics is not required. This book can be used for either a one semester or two semester course, and as a reference volume by students and faculty in the biological sciences.
Shift Clinic design to keep pace with the evolving healthcare industry Modern Clinic Design: Strategies for an Era of Change is a comprehensive guide to optimizing patient experience through the design of the built environment. Written by a team of veteran healthcare interior designers, architects, and engineers, this book addresses the impacts of evolving legislation, changing technologies, and emerging nontraditional clinic models on clinic design, and illustrates effective design strategies for any type of clinic. Readers will find innovative ideas about lean design, design for flexibility, and the use of mock-ups to prototype space plans within a clinic setting, and diagrammed examples including waiting rooms, registration desks, and exam rooms that demonstrate how these ideas are applied to real-world projects. Spurred on by recent healthcare legislation and new technological developments, clinics can now offer a greater variety of services in a greater variety of locations. Designers not only need to know the different requirements for each of these spaces, but also understand how certain design strategies affect the patient's experience in the space. This book explores all aspects of clinic design, and describes how aesthetics and functionality can merge to provide a positive experience for patients, staff, and healthcare providers. Understand how recent industry developments impact facility design Learn how design strategies can help create a positive patient experience Examine emerging clinic models that are becoming increasingly prevalent Analyze the impact of technology on clinic design A well-designed clinic is essential for the well-being of the patients and health care providers that occupy the space every day. The healthcare industry is shifting, and the healthcare design industry must shift with it to continue producing spaces that are relevant to ever-evolving patient and worker needs. For complete guidance toward the role of design, Modern Clinic Design is a thorough, practical reference.
This is the long awaited second-edition of Paul McGee's international bestselling personal development heavyweight S.U.M.O. Weighing in with humour, insight, practical tips and personal anecdotes, it's a thought provoking - and possibly life-changing - read. S.U.M.O. has helped tens of thousands of people fulfil their potential, seize opportunities, succeed at work and respond to adverse situations with a positive attitude. Now comprehensively expanded and even more interactive, the 2nd edition, will help S.U.M.O. fans - and S.U.M.O. virgins - get even more out of this popular, straight-talking guide.S.U.M.O. stands for Shut Up, Move On. It's a phrase to say to ourselves (and sometimes others) when we are acting or thinking in a way that is hindering our ability to succeed. It doesn't necessarily mean 'get over it' or 'pull yourself together' (although there may be occasions when both responses are necessary). 'Shut Up' means stop what you're doing, take time out to reflect, let go of baggage and beliefs that hinder your potential. 'Move On' means tomorrow can be different from today, look for new possibilities, don't just think about it, take action.There are six S.U.M.O. principles that are designed to help you create and enjoy a brilliant life. If you are wrestling with life's challenges, these principles will help you do so more successfully.A brand new principle: E+R=O - Event + Response = Outcome. It's not just what happens to you but how you respond to it that shapes your life - you do have control. Change Your T-Shirt - take responsibility for your own life and don't be a victim. Develop Fruity Thinking - change your thinking and change your results. Hippo Time is OK - understand how setbacks affect you and how to recover from them. Remember the Beachball - increase your understanding and awareness of other people's world. Learn Latin - change comes through action not intention. Overcome the tendency to put things off. Ditch Doris Day - create your own future rather than leave it to chance. Forget the attitude 'que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be.' 'A superb book' Allan and Barbara Pease, bestselling authors of Why Men Don't Listen & Women Can't Read Maps'The S.U.M.O. approach is powerful, simple and effective. Anyone who reads it is sure to look at themselves and the world differently as a result' Octavius black and Sebastian bailey, co-founders of The Mind Gym
Thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in the industry, Bovine Medicine, 3rd Edition, offers practicing large animal veterinarians and veterinary students a comprehensive reference to core aspects of contemporary cattle health and husbandry. New edition of a classic text, featuring thoroughly rewritten text, with coverage shifted to the core aspects of everyday cattle practice Includes new focus on both applied skills and application of knowledge, along with many more full-colour illustrations than in previous editions Represents a toolkit of skills that will support the delivery of contemporary cattle practice Presents a seamless integration of information on husbandry, nutrition, and disease Written by a wide range of experts from around the world
Brain stimulation technologies are both tools to probe brain function and to provide therapeutic options for patients with neuropsychiatric disease where pharmacological options are not viable. Although the field has been in existence for over seventy years, research interest in brain stimulation has been on the rise particularly in the last two decades. Brain Stimulation: Methodologies and Interventions is an introduction to the field of brain stimulation technology and its applications. The book explores how brainstimulating technologies work in the context of brain pathways that mediate normal and abnormal brain function. Chapters cover neuroanatomy and activity dependent changes in neuronal function triggered by brain stimulation, as well as applications of brain stimulation technologies themselves, including noninvasive procedures that rely on convulsive or seizure therapeutics, and non-convulsive therapies such as magnetic and electrical brain stimulation. Authored by an international group of leaders in the field, Brain Stimulation is a valuable resource for both neuroscience researchers and clinicians.
Modern electrodynamics in different media is a wide branch of electrodynamics which combines the exact theory of electromagnetic fields in the presence of electric charges and currents with statistical description of these fields in gases, plasmas, liquids and solids; dielectrics, conductors and superconductors. It is widely used in physics and in other natural sciences (such as astrophysics and geophysics, biophysics, ecology and evolution of terrestrial climate), and in various technological applications (radio electronics, technology of artificial materials, laser-based technological processes, propagation of bunches of charges particles, linear and nonlinear electromagnetic waves, etc.). Electrodynamics of matter is based on the exact fundamental (microscopic) electrodynamics but is supplemented with specific descriptions of electromagnetic fields in various media using the methods of statistical physics, quantum mechanics, physics of condensed matter (including theory of superconductivity), physical kinetics and plasma physics. This book presents in one unique volume a systematic description of the main electrodynamic phenomena in matter: - A large variety of theoretical approaches used in describing various media - Numerous important manifestations of electrodynamics in matter (magnetic materials, superconductivity, magnetic hydrodynamics, holography, radiation in crystals, solitons, etc.) - A description of the applications used in different branches of physics and many other fields of natural sciences - Describes the whole complexity of electrodynamics in matter including material at different levels. - Oriented towards 3-4 year bachelors, masters, and PhD students, as well as lectures, and engineers and scientists working in the field. - The reader will need a basic knowledge of general physics, higher mathematics, classical mechanics and microscopic (fundamental) electrodynamics at the standard university level - All examples and problems are described in detail in the text to help the reader learn how to solve problems - Advanced problems are marked with one asterisk, and the most advanced ones with two asterisks. Some problems are recommended to be solved first, and are are marked by filled dots; they are more general and important or contain results used in other problems.
This book introduces theoretical concepts to explain the fundamentals of the design and evaluation of software estimation models. It provides software professionals with vital information on the best software management software out there. End-of-chapter exercises Over 100 figures illustrating the concepts presented throughout the book Examples incorporated with industry data
At day care Caillou learns about water conservation. Once at home, he looks for ways that he can save water. Because his suggestion of not taking any more baths is vetoed by Mommy, Caillou has to find other ways to conserve-every little drop adds up!
NEW YORK CITY - August 1932 Caught between the Great Depression and a massive heatwave, New York is a city on the edge. Businesses close up shop, breadlines grow longer and riots are almost a daily occurrence. But when corrupt NYPD Detective Charlie Doherty is assigned to investigate a dead body in a flophouse, he knows there's more here than meets the eye. He quickly discovers that the girl's death is tied to one of the most powerful families in New York, and a kidnapping case that could tear the city apart. In a chase that takes Doherty from the mansions of Fifth Avenue, to the slums of the Lower East Side, all the way to City Hall itself, Doherty is in a race against time to find the people responsible for putting his city on a SLOW BURN.
Indulge in these easy, delicious recipes and discover the incredible health benefits of green smoothies!IncredibleSmoothies.com founder Tracy Russell tried just about every fad diet and expensive "superfood" supplement out there, with negligible results. It wasn't until she discovered green smoothies that she lost 40 pounds, lowered her cholesterol by 50 points, and started running marathons.In The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet, Russell shares healthy, down-to-earth recipes made with unprocessed whole foods. Packed with fresh fruits and vegetables-particularly leafy greens-that you can find at your neighborhood grocery store or local farmers' market, every recipe in this book contains nutrition information as well as options for substitutions and variations. Russell reveals optimal flavor pairings (which green goes best with which fruit and which fruits blend best together) and specific health benefits of key ingredients.Focusing on the many positive effects of drinking green smoothies, including detox and cleansing, natural weight loss, and mood enhancement, Russell offers nutrient-rich recipes with flavorful, fun combinations such as:Pineapple-GingerChocolate-Peanut ButterMango-AvocadoCherry-PomegranateNectarine-Goji BerryWith 150 delicious green smoothie favorites (enough smoothies for five whole months!), The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet provides recipes that can accommodate and enhance any individual or family diet. Whether you're a smoothie veteran or trying something new, these drinks will wow you-with both accessibility and incredible taste.
Everyone reaches a place in life where concerns or conflicts have raised hurdles-either low or high-in their path. It can be easy to lose your footing during life's most challenging times. Obstacles such as health issues, financial concerns, and family troubles, as well as life-changing events such as marriage, divorce, new careers, relocating, and even the death of a loved one can leave us feeling off balance and without focus or hope.Renowned radio host and health, fitness, and beauty expert Jane Wilkens Michael's Better Than Before program is designed to help you get your life back on track, no matter what it is that's pulling you astray. With nine achievable rungs covering the most important aspects of physical and emotional wellness, Long Live You! will motivate and inspire you to live your life to the fullest.Whether you're hoping to make positive health decisions, improve your emotional well-being, establish a support system, find your creativity, reconnect with your spirituality, or simply give something back to your community and the world, Jane Wilkens Michael will help you realign your life and discover your Better Than Before.
The third volume in the best-selling series featuring the world's finest Cannabis sativa strains.Marijuana plants are classified into two species: indica and sativa. This book focuses on sativa, an especially tall and potent species of the Cannabis plant that true connoisseurs love not only for its psychedelic high, but also for the interesting challenges its size presents to growers. No other strain guide has looked at Cannabis sativa in such depth, with profiles of both emerging seed breeders and established cannabis seed companies. With details on 100 strains of amazing sativa-dominant genetics, features on breeders from around the globe, and more pictures of marijuana than all other strain guides put together, this is a must-have guide for connoisseurs and growers looking to expand their knowledge about the plant and the genetics in their gardens.
In reality, the conditions we live with today are simply the results of decisions made in the past and, in leadership terms, this means that the better able you are to project your thinking into the future and forecast upcoming challenges and opportunities on the horizon, the more effectively you can decide today how to forge tomorrow. Get the tools and concepts that have a high-beam effect on your thinking, project your focus more accurately into the future, and cash in on the positive benefits of your improved strategic planning now and in years to come.
Truth is a powerful marketing tool--and really the only way to promote a message and brand effectively.Truth in advertising has long been something to ignore, or at least downplay. The role of advertising has been to position and manipulate brands to convince consumers that they're imbued with qualities they don't necessarily possess, or presume to tell them which ones matter. It worked when the brand's voice was the only voice, but with the rise of social media that era is over.Marketers have focused their messages on entertainment, creating funny or engaging campaigns that win awards but don't always sell products. Consumers determine what's true, and smart companies have realized that every communications medium can and will be used to contribute to those conclusions.In Tell the Truth, Jonathan Baskin and Sue Unerman look at the content and context of marketing communications. They provide the research of hundreds of companies and in-depth case studies on more than 50 global brands to show us that truthful brands deliver sales, profits, and sustainable relationships. Truth truly yields true competitive advantage.
The scientific consensus is that our ability to understand human speech has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. After all, there are whole portions of the brain devoted to human speech. We learn to understand speech too quickly and with almost no training and can seamlessly absorb enormous amounts of information simply by hearing it. Surely we evolved this capability over thousands of generations.Or did we? Portions of the human brain are also devoted to reading. Children learn to read at a very young age and can seamlessly absorb information even more quickly through reading than through hearing. We know that we didn't evolve to read because reading is only a few thousand years old.In "Harnessed," cognitive scientist Mark Changizi demonstrates that human speech has been very specifically "designed" to harness the sounds of nature, sounds we've evolved over millions of years to readily understand. Long before humans evolved, mammals have learned to interpret the sounds of nature to understand both threats and opportunities. Our speech-regardless of language-is very clearly based on the sounds of nature.Even more fascinating, Changizi shows that music itself is based on natural sounds. Music-seemingly one of the most human of inventions-is literally built on sounds and patterns of sound that have existed since the beginning of time.
For decades we've been told that we live in fast-paced, dog-eat-dog world, that loyalty gets you nowhere, and that we must look out for number one! We've been told that to succeed we have to constantly reinvent ourselves, let go of past relationships, and move on to greener pastures. And we've been told that all this is good.But it's not good.Why Loyalty Matters is grounded in the most comprehensive study of loyalty ever conducted, and what it reveals can change your life. The science is very clear - when it comes to business success, satisfaction in our relationships and even overall happiness, loyalty is essential.Renowned loyalty experts Timothy Keiningham and Lerzan Aksoy combine their own groundbreaking research with the leading thinking in philosophy, sociology, psychology, economics and management to provide a comprehensive guide to understanding what loyalty is, what it isn't and how to unlock its power in your personal and professional life.Why Loyalty Matters includes one-user access to LoyaltyAdvisor.com, the ultimate loyalty assessment tool.The LoyaltyAdvisor is the product of a global, comprehensive research effort to identify the loyalties most important to our success and happiness. On the reverse side of the book jacket is a scratch-off sticker that reveals a unique identification code that allows readers access to LoyaltyAdvisor. This Web-based interview analyzes loyalty across multiple dimensions proven to link to happiness, and benchmarks your relationship style and loyalty level vis-à-vis the top 15% of individuals in life satisfaction. Even more, LoyaltyAdvisor allows your friends and associates to assess your loyalty, providing you with objective, confidential third party feedback.The LoyaltyAdvisor assessment will provide you with a critical guide to building deeper, truer loyalties in every area of your life.
The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles revisits Strattford County, the setting of Hill's award-winning novel, East of Denver. Set in 1975, we follow the feverish tale of Johnny Riles, a reclusive rancher who spends his days and nights searching for the murderer of his horse, for the soul of his mad brother, and for a sober reason to live. Over the course of this unpredictable, witty novel, Johnny delves beneath landscapes both great and plain to unearth the truths behind his nightmares.
Material Change shows that there is something going on in design-something powerful. Design can change the world. This new way of thinking is revolutionizing the business of design and the design of business.Material Change is the story of trained architect and entrepreneur Eve Blossom, who built her design business, Lulan Artisans, on a framework of ecological, economic, social, communal and cultural sustainability.Lulan Artisans is a for-profit social venture that designs, produces and markets contemporary textiles made by Blossom's collaborators-over 650 weavers, dyers, spinners and finishers in Cambodia, India, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Lulan's mission is to effect systemic social change: to give workers an ample wage and benefits; to bring stability to communities by creating jobs; to preserve artisanal skills; and to provide economic alternatives so that individuals can make better economic choices.In the book, we follow Eve's process of forming a grassroots, for-profit social venture. She openly shares her story and the thinking behind her vision, in the hope of inspiring others to act and to open-source the model for others to adapt, customize and share. Material Change also brings us the distinct voices of a range of other social entrepreneurs who are working around the world, including Muna AbuSulayman, Patrick Awuah, Shashin Chokshi, Tali Gottlieb, Joi Ito, Dr. Jordan Kassalow, Shaffi Mather, Tobias Rose-Stockwell, Juliana Rotich and Ricardo Terán.Social entrepreneurship is a movement, and it is growing every day. We don't know when the tipping point will be, but this new approach is here to stay. This is the new sustainable and holistic business model for the twenty-first century.Eve Blossom is the founder and CEO of Lulan Artisans. An architect by training, Eve lectures worldwide on sustainable integrated design and innovative business methodologies. She is a TED speaker and an Aspen Institute Liberty Fellow. This is her first authored book. This is the ebook edition of Material Change, originally published in print form in October, 2011.
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