OECD Economic Surveys: Israel 2016

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264250328


Page: 144

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This 2016 OECD Economic Survey of Israel examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. The special chapters cover: Special Features: Boosting competition on Israeli markets and Improving the pension system.

The Scientific Method in Forensic Science

Author: Mike Illes,Paul Wilson

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1773381636

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Written for the forensic science student and professional practitioner, The Scientific Method in Forensic Science provides an experience-based learning opportunity for understanding the scientific method and evidence-based analysis as they relate to forensic science in a Canadian context. Underscoring the importance of these concepts, this handbook features real-world case and court examples that depict how scientific rigor has been incorporated into practice and the consequences when it has not. The authors explore the paradigm shift in the discipline, examining important events and reports like the Kaufman Commission and the Goudge Report; review scientific concepts and reasoning; and outline steps to critically review a journal article and conduct a literature review. They also highlight the importance of critical thinking, ethics and impartiality, the role of statistics in casework, and effective communication. Blending theory with experience-based examples and featuring thought-provoking questions, exercises, and suggestions for further reading, The Scientific Method in Forensic Science is an essential resource for students in forensic science, criminology, police studies, and anthropology.

Capitalism and Its Alternatives

Author: Chris Rogers

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780327390

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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The global economic crisis has catalysed debates about the merits of capitalism as a system for organizing production, distribution and exchange. Political elites have argued that capitalism is not fundamentally pernicious or crisis-prone and can be successfully reformed with the right set of policies. Conversely, many have argued that a wholesale change of attitude towards the status and creation of wealth in contemporary society is required if crises of this kind are to be prevented in the future. In Capitalism and Its Alternatives, Chris Rogers provides a critical introduction to theories of capitalism and to the forms of its crises in historical and contemporary contexts, as well as reflecting on the practice of anti-capitalism and the ways that economic and social relations are shaped, reshaped and resisted. Crucially, the book asks two key questions: What alternatives to capitalism exist? And by what processes and through what institutions might they be achieved?

Sustainable eco-technologies for water and wastewater treatment

Author: Eldon Rene ,Li Shu ,Veeriah Jegatheesan

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 1789061369

Category: Science

Page: 226

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One of the major challenges in the world is to provide clean water and sanitation for all. With 3% fresh water reserves in the earth, there are more than 1 billion people who still lack access to clean drinking water. The declining water quality has not only reduced the life expectancy of humans, but it has also contributed to the deleterious negative impacts on aquatic/marine life, flora, fauna and the ecosystem. However, with rapid technological advancements and the availability of advanced scientific instruments, there has been substantial improvement in the design and operation of water and wastewater treatment systems. Recently, these sustainable eco-technologies have been designed and operated to offer the following advantages: (i) a smaller footprint, (ii) less maintenance, (iii) >99% removal of contaminants, (iv) provides the option for resource recovery, (v) less energy consumption, (vi) minimal use of chemicals, and (vii) less investment and operational costs. This book highlights the technologies used for the removal of pollutants such as dyes, uranium, cyanotoxins, faecal contamination and P/N compounds from water environments, and shows that ecotechnologies are becoming more and more important and playing critical role in removing a wide variety of organic and inorganic pollutants from water. In Focus – a book series that showcases the latest accomplishments in water research. Each book focuses on a specialist area with papers from top experts in the field. It aims to be a vehicle for in-depth understanding and inspire further conversations in the sector.

Co-treatment of Septage and Faecal Sludge in Sewage Treatment Facilities

Author: Dorai Narayana

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 1789061261

Category: Science

Page: 90

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Over the past few years on-site sanitation has been widely promoted as a solution which can be quickly implemented to address sanitation issues, and it is gaining traction. As such, treatment of the contents emptied from on-site containments has become a pressing issue. While dedicated treatment facilities for this purpose have been advocated, co-treating these wastes in sewage treatment facilities is a promising option, which many countries have implemented or are exploring. This option maximises the utilisation of city infrastructure. In cases where the existing sewage treatment facilities are underutilised, co-treatment presents a ready solution for managing fecal sludge and septage. In spite of co-treatment being a well-known practice in many countries, it remains clouded in uncertainty, especially regarding the technical advisability, and potential risks of co-treating fecal sludge or septage in sewage treatment plants. Planners and decision-makers are often very apprehensive in considering co-treatment. As a result, the opportunity to better utilise available infrastructure for co-treatment of sludge is often being missed. Meanwhile, there are also many cases where co-treatment has been tried, either successfully or otherwise, but it has not been possible to draw conclusions from these, to guide the way forward. This guide book explores some of the basic principles behind sewage treatment, and how it may be impacted by co-treatment of wastes from on-site containments, to try to throw some light on how co-treatment could be considered, in an incremental manner, recognising risks and mitigating them. It is intended to facilitate a better understanding among planners, engineers, decision makers and technical practitioners and to help them evaluate and consider the option of co-treatment.

The Inherence of Human Dignity

Author: Barry W. Bussey,Angus J. L. Menuge

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1785276549

Category: Law

Page: 276

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Focused on the more practical level, volume 2 seeks to understand the work dignity may do as a foundation for law, how it is related to religious liberty, and how we should adjudicate religious liberty disputes at the individual and corporate level. What is the sphere of human dignity that the law should be trying to protect? Is the role of dignity helpful as a foundational legal concept, and if so, how exactly? What is the status of religious liberty as a component of human dignity, and how is it to be balanced with other individual rights, such as freedom of expression? And finally, to what extent can the law adjudicate corporate religious claims?

Critical Commentary on the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Act, 2019 and Allied Laws, Second Edition

Author: Chaudhary Suraj Surjit

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9354353266

Category: Law

Page: 520

View: 4738

About the Book This section-based commentary attempts to highlight and analyse the various issues, problems, short-comings, lapses and merits in the Banning Act and allied laws in the backdrop of the litigation surrounding the various State/UT Acts that this new Central Act replaces. This book will be of value to anyone concerned to understand the rights and remedies under this law. This book is an exhaustive treatise on the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Act, 2019 including - - Detailed analysis of judicial precedents relating to the constitutional vires of Central Deposit Law and State Deposit Laws; - Compiles and analyses various judicial precedents relating to pari materia provisions found in State Deposit Laws; - Detailed analysis of amendments carried out in other laws, including the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act 1992, and the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934; - Detailed analysis of related laws, including the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946; - Detailed analysis of priority of depositors qua the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016; - Covers latest developments in law including those relating to crypto-currency; - Covers the public consultation papers issued by the Central Government; and - Detailed coverage of related foreign deposit related laws, including the law of United Kingdom from where important aspects have been borrowed and incorporated in the Act.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1472955714


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Innumeracy in the Wild

Author: Ellen Peters

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190861096

Category: Mathematics

Page: 314

View: 4109

"Innumeracy in the Wild explains how numeric ability supports the quality of the decisions we make and, ultimately, the life outcomes we experience. It dissects three ways that people can be good or bad with numbers and how each of these numeric competencies matter to decision making. Furthermore, it delves into how we can use this knowledge to improve decision making. Understanding the roles of numeric ability (often called numeracy) is particularly important today due to widespread innumeracy. In addition, policies in health and financial domains have shifted towards giving consumers and patients more information (which is often numeric). These changes are intended to empower individuals to take charge of their own welfare. The evidence is clear, however, that not everybody is prepared to use this information effectively and that those who are less numerate tend to make worse decisions unless provided adequate support. The book discusses four main points: the complex and systematic psychological mechanisms that underlie objective numeracy's effects in judgment and decision making; the importance of numeracy to experiencing positive life outcomes especially in health and finances; the decision-making support provided by two additional ways of knowing and using numbers; and the methods that exploit existing evidence and enable those who are less comfortable with numbers to use them more effectively and make better choices in our complex, often numeric world"--

Principles of Electronics [LPSPE]

Author: VK Mehta | Rohit Mehta

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 935283836X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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In its 40th year, “Principles of Electronics” remains a comprehensive and succinct textbook for students preparing for B. Tech, B. E., B.Sc., diploma and various other engineering examinations. It also caters to the requirements of those readers who wish to increase their knowledge and gain a sound grounding in the basics of electronics. Concepts fundamental to the understanding of the subject such as electron emission, atomic structure, transistors, semiconductor physics, gas-filled tubes, modulation and demodulation, semiconductor diode and regulated D.C. power supply have been included, added and updated in the book as full chapters to give the reader a well-rounded view of the subject.