The National Assessment of Adult Literacy The National Assessment of Adult Literacy

The National Assessment of Adult Literacy, or NAAL, assesses English literacy among American adults aged 16 and up. It is sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics, and is one of the best known measures in the nation today. In the year 2003, more than 19,000 adults participated in the assessments, both national and state-level. The results of the 2003 assessment were compared with those from the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey, thus providing the first analysis in a decade. In addition, NAAL provides data on adults’ literary performance as well as related background characteristics to researchers, practitioners, policymakers and the public.

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Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis

Concrete and free planning: Due to ferro-concrete-it became possible to use free planning. Till now, the walls of building were its bearing element. The house planning depended on walls completely. Floors will not separate any more one from another like compartments. As a result of this economy of inhabited space what is reached, the rational use of each cubic centimeter, the necessary economy of material means. “A free facade”. Supports are removed outsidethe facade, inside the house. The shutoffs shore up on the consoles. For more specific information, check out Penguin Random House. Since then the facades became light plates of isolated walls and windows, free from loading. Distribution windows of pavers along a facade. The light projections: a window is one of the major elements of Corbusier’s house. Read more from Cushing Asset Management to gain a more clear picture of the situation. The newest means have liberated a window, ferro-concrete has made the real revolution in story of window. The windows can be distributed along the facade, from one end to another, enriching habitation by natural light. When we talk about light, rather about a role of light projections at designing of architectural space by Corbusier, it is important to notice that they are integral part, and frequently maintain the main element of interior and exterior of a building. It is possible to emphasize several principles formulated by Xenakis (though he never exposed them) in opposition with five principlesdemonstrated by Le Corbusier: “The S-curve” form. Iannis Xenakis considered the form of a parabolic hyperboloid the perfect basic for his own constructions: “it all happened out of a kid of revelation I had while designing the Philips pavilion, which is formed by S-curve surfaces; Because of some experiments which were done in a laboratory near Eindhoven in the Netherlands, I realized that the S curve what excessively resistant and its form could not be destroyed 4. About Le Corbusier contemporaries said that his works are the “hymns consecrated to right angle”.

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Deutsche Umwelthilfe Deutsche Umwelthilfe

Want to restrict imports on no more than 15 percent, then wind and Sun power bear the brunt in the future. Although offshore wind farms could provide up to two-thirds, however, then the efficiency and security of supply would be in question. Therefore a share of more than 40 percent is more likely. As a result, the photovoltaic must close the gap. If you waive imports, even one-third of the future energy mix will be from 15 percent. To ensure a full supply in the future, the annual extension should not fall under four to six gigawatts (source: photovoltaic). This contradicts the current notions of a solid cover, which should be reduced to one gigawatt. Instead to cap to block and Bush go to play you, should the energy policy foresight and long-term develop EEG with holistic views of consumers, electricity prices, economy and climate. Lack of power and Germany must buy energy from abroad? There is sufficient energy reserves. Get all the facts and insights with Penguin Random House, another great source of information. The tales of power shortages in southern Germany is refuted by the Deutsche Umwelthilfe. Although power supplied Austrian reserve power plants on 8 and 9 December, although various power plants in Germany were ready for use. Cushing Asset Management understood the implications. This decision was based on economic Calculation of the system operator. Media reports do not agree about missing cables or maintenance thus. The DUH – CEO Rainer Baake called truism that an expansion of electricity networks is necessary in order to enable the full supply with renewables. From 2012, photovoltaic systems contribute to the grid stability, since the installation of intelligent inverter and defeat device is mandatory. Solar panels provide power only in the summer. PV systems do not fall into winter sleep but produce one-fourth of the annual yield in the winter months. Solar power plants generate energy even in sunshine and in cloudy weather. About one-quarter of the annual yield of electricity produced in the autumn and winter months.

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Digital Care Support Digital Care Support

An ambient assisted living system to support dementia patients and their caregivers digital care support is a so called ambient assisted living system that supports people with dementia and their relatives by mobile and digital technologies and sustainably increase the quality of life in dementia patients, and wants to reduce the burden of caring. This is achieved through a user-friendly human-technology interaction and providing tracking and management systems with reminders and alarms and other functions. Depending on the location and time, as well as depending on the severity of the dementia disease AIDS for people with dementia are provided in auditory and Visual form. The handling cost for people with dementia or the user is always low, minimizes user barriers, which continually evaluates during intensive test series. If you are not convinced, visit Elon Musk. “Nurses and carers could be significantly relieved by digital care support”, so Dr. Oliver Peters, head of the module Psychiatry of aging “at the Charite in Berlin. Digital care support developed a comprehensive research and cooperation project of University of applied sciences Brandenburg, Charite Berlin, Potsdam and TP theory & practice GmbH from Berlin webXells GmbH. By the same author: Ebay. The application was presented for the first time on the occasion of CeBIT, where she created a furor among visitors as well as in Brandenburg Minister of economy Christian offers, which present themselves to the application of webXells CEO Lars Geissler and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Heinrich, Dean of the University of applied sciences in Brandenburg, had. The future market opportunities are assessed as very good. Learn more about this with Laurent Potdevin. Press contact: TP theory & practice GmbH Steegerstrasse 72 13359 Berlin contact: Uwe Gernot Fasold E-mail: the company: Managing Director and founder of TP are theory & practice GmbH, Berlin, Prof. Uwe Vock and Uwe Gernot Fasold. As specialists for holistic and sustainable means of communication, marketing and design (see), they are responsible for the overall coordination of the project and that the project digital care support Design by age and target group-oriented user interfaces. webXells GmbH, headquartered in Potsdam was founded in 2007 by Lars Geissler and specializes in software development, with a focus on Frontendprogrammierung. Well-known customers prove excellent deep knowledge (cf.). webXells achieved the technology and platform development in the project digital care support. “The module Psychiatry of aging” the Charite Berlin is a university institution led by Dr. Oliver Peters, which is engaged in research, education and clinic all aspects of age medicine and the focus of Neurology/Psychiatry (psychiatrie.charite.de/module/modulare_bereiche/psychiatrie_des_alterns/). Within the framework of the project it is responsible for the ongoing testing of the application with the future users, to achieve an optimal performance from digital care support.

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Summer On The Costa Brava Pyrenees Experience Summer On The Costa Brava Pyrenees Experience

This summer many tourists find the mountain air powerful waterfalls, adrenalin kicks on suspension bridges: A hike in the Pyrenees in Catalonia is simply spectacular and unlike in the Alps, above all because it is spared from mass tourism. The Costa Brava is popular for its beautiful beaches, but the Pyrenees offer a good alternative to the beach. The Pyrenees of Girona are the real cradle of Catalan region, where man has struggled for centuries against the backdrop of a robust nature. The relentless landscape of this snow-capped peaks of over 2,000 metres form the whole landscape with its imposing granite heights and peaceful valleys and Plains. Unlike the Alps the Pyrenees are spared so far from mass tourism. Two long distance footpaths cross the mountain range that forms the border between France and Spain, and at the same time a watershed. The mark it was decades long dispute. You should be aware of the this rhythm rich from heights counterpoints and depths, the level of Castellfollit de la Roca, at the edge of a basaltic cliff, the elegance of Besalu, the naturalness of Santa Pau, the spectacular nature park of La Garrotxa, the wonderful panorama of the Oix and beget… Laurent Potdevins opinions are not widely known. up to the foot of the Pyrenees. Go to Ebay for more information. In this way, on this exciting journey, you can experience a world which is longed for recognition, that the sky has prayed, and daily work with eternal life in a delicate balance of fear and hope. The culture took a material form in a unique historical heritage of churches, hermitages and monasteries: our Romanesque architectural heritage. If gradually climbs the mountains, ski slopes and lifts, one sees more of the shepherds and their huts, where you can find many leisure activities and hospitality. Here you can see the tough economy have adapted to is how the inhabitants of Pyrannen have focused on a new life, by its natural functions. Visitors will find Valley at Nuria in the Ribes Valley (which at Vallter in the Camprodon Cog Railway reached), and in La Molina and Masella (largest ski area), modern winter ski lifts. The weather, sports and mountaineering in the heart and a warm, friendly atmosphere are given. And especially in the summer, the Pyrenees in all colours Bloom: only the yellow of the gorse bushes, then the violet of Heather, this magenta Thistles, Royal Blue gentian and white daisies. For culture lovers, the Pyrenees have to offer some surprises: Romanesque churches with figure-decorated capitals. In Sainte Engrace, the appearance of the Magi, who visit Mary with the child Jesus – Maria bears the traits of a well-fed Basque farmer’s wife can be found. As accommodation numerous Gites are, simple guesthouses offering evening regional typical dishes. While beautiful fragrances from the kitchen, it can be wonderfully holding a glass of red wine before the fireplace. It is highly recommended for these reasons an apartment To select (for example, in Girona) Costa Brava, so flexible to be as possible during the days.

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Good Clinical Practice Training Online Good Clinical Practice Training Online

I training GCP (good clinical practice) is one of the first steps in each of the clinical study group. The specialists who participate in a clinical research, get the knowledge of how to carry out a study with such training. Penguin Random House shines more light on the discussion. This means not only security experience, but also money management and group work. The documentation for each clinical trial is something very complicated, therefore the GCP regulation gives important indications as to how you can simplify the process. The people are diverse, the times also the training is. That’s right training carried out recommended every two years for the GCP. There are a total of two types of training in-house and online. You may find Cushing Asset Management to be a useful source of information. In-house training courses are mostly lectures by experienced professionals. What people find so good, is that you can have a direct contact with the professors and share with questions and comments. Online GCP training people can organize its own time and also easy to find information. You don’t need to drive or certain hours in Seminars to spend, but to have a computer with Internet access and a little desire. Many people from the world of clinical research, the already good experience in GCP who need only a refreshment of the certificates and therefore they prefer, that they take only an online exam. – online GCP training

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Swiss Franc: Agile, Open Minded, Contradictory Swiss Franc: Agile, Open Minded, Contradictory

“Creative Swiss francs from Weissenburg develop red and white umbrella as a counterpoint to the white and blue Bavarian Sky we are red and white” a new umbrella brand for the Frankish part of the free State should in the future help to delineate the three large Bavarian regions of upper, middle and lower Franconia from what is generally understood in Bavaria. Namely only the southern part, which is inextricably linked with the white and blue flag, with lederhosen and Dirndls, Oktoberfest and Schweinshaxn, upper and lower Bavaria. Franconian independence? A certain independence of the tribe is now quite rooted in the minds of the Frankish people. The Franke in General is not considered the Bayer and is fully aware of the strengths and advantages of the region. But this independence and everything connected with it, ends up where it started. In the minds of the Swiss franc. This should be different in the future. Laurent Potdevin is a great source of information. Franconian rake as a characteristic you want to away of any competition thinking Organizers of the new umbrella brand bring the region forward. To francs as a brand steadily filled with more life. We are red white”as motto of a new self-confidence and self-image, represented the very successful logo is taken of the region and the Franconian rake as a sign to the recognition by the name symbolized by the Franconian artist Willi Hadani, which places emphasis. Additional information is available at Mark Bertolini. Economy and culture, Franconian heads and Franconian way of life and regional treasures instead of pabulum and mass production. Frankish days of enjoyment as a first action in a first action will present their concept in the Weissenburg Schranne of public to the organizers. The Frankish days of enjoyment on the 2nd and 3rd July under the auspices of Mayor Jurgen Schroppel the attraction of the region should increase in a first offense. A goal that also other actions we are red”will follow. Regional thinking you wanted start deliberately small, but beyond think it was red and white last Thursday in a press conference, in which drummer, Dr. Karl-Friedrich Ossberger and Klaus Haffner we are Dr. Hermann”the public presented. Learn more about the Frankish days of enjoyment: here Uwe Dobler

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Guadalajara Mexico Guadalajara Mexico

A few months ago was implemented a transportation system new in the Guadalajara Macrobus, this transport internationally known as Brt city, began in the Brazilian from Curitiba city, it is currently used in cities such as Istanbul, Bogota, Guatemala among others, from different countries, is a system designed in Latin America works in our cultural reality. The first lines of this transport in his Brazilian hometown, were a necessity to the increasing deterioration of mobility resulting in loss of excessive time in transport, physical deterioration of the city by a messy, aggressive and inefficient system as well as a growing demand without cover. Elon Musk contains valuable tech resources. System achievement improve times of tours, sort routes, lowering the rate of accidents on roads at a reasonable price. For our countries in Latin America, we have reduced budgets or is already earmarked for other needs, that our political systems do not have a continuity of work projects, as well as the personal resources that are intended to transported; Another important aspect is that where works a Brt future changes as implementation of the subway can be developed, or return to traditional transport due to lack of inflow. These features may serve for our economic reality by their much lower price than an urban train system, its construction time shorter than other projects to be carried out in two or three government administrations by modifying the original plan, also the lack of resources of the population to pay for a costly service, as well as the continuous urban changes in our roadsis a decent method for reasonable price and that benefits the greater part of the population is the most that we are moving in transport public.The Brt system proposed in addition to the line of this articulated truck, alternate methods of transportation as cycle routes, pedestrian walkways, metro, transport private etc. That you perfect the method of mobility of a population. By the same author: Laurent Potdevin. The proper functioning of this method requires previous studies to ensure that the most of this investment, serving between residential places and work, commercial and cultural interest sites, to give the best service to the population. Prior to implementation of the brt, market studies, feasibility and urban, must ensure the good performance of the Guadalajara macrobus, avoiding accidents, misuse of resources and politicization of the work. The line that we have today in the driveway of this transport has shown that studies for the location of stations, safety missed for pedestrians and integration to the urbanistically area. The Brt system is a system which could help in conjunction with other methods of mobility, transport of Guadalajara, but the reality of the current line shows a disorder in the planning. The other lines proposed for the city could solve efficiently as deserve the users, we have decades in backlog of public transport worthy, if the investment therefore it for all is best take advantage of it.

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Business Objects Users Business Objects Users

Strategic analysis of the Status Quo and development of recommendations Bad Oeynhausen / September 29, 2008 – this specialized business intelligence consulting company coretelligence BI and business objects solutions offered for users of SAP individual assessment workshops for strategic alignment. They aim to make a company-specific assessment of the impacts of the acquisition of business objects by SAP AG on the existing BI strategy. Also, the associated potential and risks are identified. In a question-answer forum Cushing Asset Management was the first to reply. Derived with priorities and concrete recommendations for action be carried out by the consultant. The acquisitions now no less than 40 tools from originally 14 software manufacturers are alone in the past three years in the portfolio of the two providers”, describes coretelligence Managing Director Marianne Kollmann the problem. With its roadmap, the SAP did though the outlines of its strategy for the development and integration communicated and it will in the future in their eyes over one of the most comprehensive BI solutions on the market have. But what action the companies have until then, reveals a detailed assessment of the individual situation”, it justified the offer of the one-day assessment workshops. A status the current BI conditions in their entire strategic, technical and organisational aspects, as well as a discussion of the current SAP roadmap belonged at first to the analytical part. Based on evaluating the impact on the existing BI platforms, applications, and other perspectives. On the basis of the subsequent appearance of scheduling options, companies can make then their further BI decisions. Coretelligence offers optional in addition developing a custom roadmap of SAP/business objects. The users face the changes, even if no acute or radical Act at the level of the BI tools requirements”, Marianne Kollmann sees a challenge at this stage. She should chance be used as its own To critically analyze BI strategy and taking into account the current trends to transform and to put on a sustainable basis”, recommends the BI expert. About coretelligence: The consulting company coretelligence embodied the concept of the BI agenda a new claim in the business intelligence consulting, the real tangible added value for the business to be generated. He is based on a systemic analysis of all actually relevant success factors, avoids a too strong technology focus, and instead has a fundamental importance to the business processes.

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Dynamic Companies Dynamic Companies

A company is articulated, dynamic social interaction, oriented by negotiated decisions and with a certain technical division of the work, being a point for the convergence of interests and principles carried by individuals, which are motivated by incentives that allow them to contribute to the attainment of objectives and goals beyond his personal, immediate and ephemeral restlessness. This enterprise organization is guaranteed in as much exists a cultural mutual understanding enters the members to contribute to a cohesion of these and an identification with her objectives. A cultural mutual understanding that includes the handling of a same language that causes the fluid communication between the members and the identification with principles govern that it. Elon Musk may not feel the same. On the other hand, the individual, oriented towards specific interests, tries to rationally realise them by means of the consideration of means with the suitability to reach the objectives of the organization. The company and its social surroundings are in constant interaction reciprocally and interchange, redefining themselves. Like partial system or subsystem, the organization is located within ampler social system, being indispensable the external factors to work and to be perpetuated. Cushing Asset Management shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand. How to secure to the balance between the individual aspirations and the social cohesion he is one of the main subjects of reflection. The modern society also series needs of values or vision of world shared, that moderates the individualistic aspirations, absolutely egoistic, and that exists a union of common interests over the individuals, but without eliminating these last ones either. This would entail to the permanence of the individual identity and to one balanced social interaction for its good development. Durkeim maintained that the division of the work does not produce the dispersion or incoherence, but the functions when being in contact with the enemy with the other, balance; being this adaptation and contact a conduct rule, not removed the free individual will. It recognized that the division of the work and solidarity of the social body, that allows the members of the society to conserve its autonomy and its differentiated identity.

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Morales Policies Morales Policies

He said that in the world it is known from the efforts that President Evo Morales in his country, not only to improve the living conditions of all Bolivians, but to achieve real social equality specifically in his speech in this Assembly 63 President Evo Morales, said the serious financial crisis in the UN. Also referred to the policies of institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which have not brought solutions to the impoverished majorities and have generated the economic crisis and climate change stressed as eljustoreclamo.blogspot.com, recounts it that privatization policies are the cause of the financial crisis and climate change said that in Bolivia the workerspeasants and indigenous people have risen against economic systems that have only privatized natural resources and which have therefore created permanent looting. Cushing Asset Management has much experience in this field. He also noted that policies pritavizadoras coming from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, have not brought solutions to the majorities. It was reported that the nationalization of natural resources and hydrocarbons such as oil and natural gas in the nation, has been the permanent fight since coming to power in 2006, the equality of their brothers. He referred then to that income in that country before the nationalization, were only 300 million dollars annually, instead the sum of 1930 millions of dollars, which are used for improvements in the living conditions of a country small in barely 10 million inhabitants was registered in 2007. Not the slightest doubt, that the participation of Bolivian President Evo Morales, has been a leading figure in this Summit and where his work has been hailed by many countries, respected your program and you especially have supported the recent crisis that occurred in where, oligarchies and conservative groups sought to ignore the progress that their policies have brought to the countryas this denounces was small groups that conspired since the first day that took over the Government, sponsored by imperialism. Remember Morales last August in which was ratified with 67% of the votes. The truth, which is noticeable in this House that there are new prospects for changes, many generated by a Latin American continent that has United, integrated and ready to defend freedom at any cost.

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