Search Results: regions-on-the-run

Regions on the Run

Introductory Map Studies in the Land of the Bible

Author: James M. Monson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781892960092

Category: Bible

Page: 40

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On The Run

Author: Colin McLaren

Publisher: Victory Books

ISBN: 9780522859485

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Cole Goodwin spent years undercover, infiltrating the Mafia and putting the Australian Godfather behind bars for twenty years. As his team celebrate the 'guilty' verdict, the Mafia are rolling out a vendetta, aided by Cole's corrupt boss. The dodgy Inspector Mack has plans for a prosperous retirement in France, and wants Cole out of his life-fast-as well as collecting a million-dollar bonus along the way.With his life under threat, Cole blows the dust off his secret identities, kisses his pretty girlfriend goodbye, and jumps planes, trains, ferries and continents, finally arriving in dark, bleak, southern Italy and the heartland of his enemy-the N'Drangheta, who has sent its best hitman to end his run ...

Credit Growth in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia Region

Author: Joe Crowley

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Africa, North

Page: 60

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Rapid private sector credit growth in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia has been a result of strong economic growth, financial deepening, and banks’ willingness to explore consumer credit markets. Economic growth, the initial ratio of private sector credit to GDP, price volatility, and nonoil exports are found to be significant explanatory variables, while oil exports and spillovers from oil exporting neighbors were not found to have any significance. The credit growth has financed consumer spending and home ownership rather than investment.

Computational Biology

Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate

Author: Conrad Burns

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788172719


Page: 92

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Hearing on the emerging new scientific field of "computational biology," which is concerned with the application of advanced computation and communication technologies to understanding the complexity of biological systems. Witnesses: Ingrid C. Burke, Dept. of Forestry Sciences, Colorado State Univ.; Mary E. Clutter, assist. dir. for the Directorate for Biological Research, NSF; David L. Kingsbury, professor and dir., Human Genome Data Base, Johns Hopkins Univ.; John C. Mazziota, Prof., UCLA School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurology; and Robert Swenson, V.P. for Research, Creativity, and Technology Transfer, Montana State Univ.

Vital Coalitions, Vital Regions

Partnerships for Sustainable Regional Development

Author: Ina Horlings

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086861415

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

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Many rural regions in Europe are undergoing a dynamic transition, driven by forces of urbanisation and agricultural development, new patterns of production and consumption, and new societal demands. However, while the historical rural-urban divide is eroding, rural landscapes are becoming more important to people for leisure, recreation and personal orientation. The complex processes affecting rural areas are proving difficult for the current institutions to manage. The challenge is to find ways to create new capacity to act and get sustainable initiatives off the ground; initiatives that are now often smothered or constrained by the institutional context.This book bridges the gap between theory and practice to explore the conditions required to enable a transition towards sustainable regional development. It analyses experiences in eight regions in the Netherlands where different regional strategies have been pursued: the development of new markets, rural services and linkages between producers and consumers, spatial designs, regional branding and new alliances between agricultural sectors and other sectors. The authors argue that specific forms of networks, called vital coalitions, have the ability to foster better regional co-operation, and identify the crucial requirements for vital co-operation. These include the presence of leaders of change, agenda-setting processes, coalition building and supportive government authorities. The book is of value to all those interested or involved in rural and regional development: professionals, policy makers, scientists and students.

Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions

Author: Edward Robinson,Eli Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108079881

Category: History

Page: 652

View: 1868

The 1867 three-volume third edition of a pioneering work of biblical geography, illustrated with maps and plans.

Proceedings of the 1993 International Conference on Parallel Processing

Author: Alok N. Choudhary,P. Bruce Berra

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849389856

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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This three-volume work presents a compendium of current and seminal papers on parallel/distributed processing offered at the 22nd International Conference on Parallel Processing, held August 16-20, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. Topics include processor architectures; mapping algorithms to parallel systems, performance evaluations; fault diagnosis, recovery, and tolerance; cube networks; portable software; synchronization; compilers; hypercube computing; and image processing and graphics. Computer professionals in parallel processing, distributed systems, and software engineering will find this book essential to their complete computer reference library.

The Slavery Reader

Author: Gad J. Heuman,James Walvin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415213042

Category: History

Page: 800

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The Slavery Reader brings together the most recent and essential writings on slavery. The focus is on Atlantic slavery – the enforced movement of millions of Africans from their homelands into the Americas, and the complex historical story of slavery in the Americas. Spanning almost five centuries – the late fifteenth until the mid-nineteenth – the articles trace the range and impact of slavery on the modern Western world. Key themes include: the origins and development of American slavery work family, gender and community slave culture slave economy resistance race and social structure Africans in the Atlantic world. Together with the editors' clear and authoritative commentary and a substantial introduction, this volume will become central to the study of slavery.

The Relationship Between Illicit Coca Production and Formal Economic Activity in Peru

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 146390049X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 51

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This paper investigates the relationship between unrecorded economic activity associated with the production of illicit coca and formally recorded economic activity in Peru. It does so by attempting to construct new regional level estimates for coca production and by implementing recently developed panel time series methods that are robust to regional heterogeneity and unobserved regional inter-dependencies. The paper finds that on balance illicit coca production crowds out formal sector production at the regional level, regardless of whether unanticipated changes occur nationally or regionally. However, total output nevertheless increases, since formal sector production is crowded out less than one for one.

Physical Capital Adjustment Within Spain: Long-Run and Short-Run Analysis

Author: Paolo Mauro,Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Capital movements

Page: 17

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This paper considers the adjustment of physical capital within a country in the long run and in the short run. It uses a unique data set on income, labor, human capital, and private and public physical capital in the Spanish regions over the past two decades. In the long run, the movement of physical capital is consistent with its estimated relative rates of return. In the short run, an adverse shock to a region results in a sharp drop in employment and a gradual decline of physical capital; the system returns to its initial capital/labor ratio after four years. The sharp drop in employment is consistent with the view that wages are rigid. The analysis of adjustment in the short run relies on a vector autoregression methodology in which shocks are identified as the interaction between oil prices and the share of manufacturing in a region’s employment.

The Fiddler on Pantico Run

An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search for Family

Author: Joe Mozingo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451627610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In this gorgeously written and “vividly fascinating” (Elle) account, a prize-winning journalist digs deep into his ancestry looking for the origins of his unusual last name and discovers that he comes from one of America’s earliest mixed-race families. “My dad’s family was a mystery,” writes journalist Joe Mozingo, having grown up with only rumors about where his father’s family was from—Italy, France, the Basque Country. But when a college professor told the blue-eyed Californian that his family name may have come from sub-Saharan Africa, Mozingo set out on an epic journey to uncover the truth. He soon discovered that all Mozingos in America, including his father’s line, appeared to have descended from a black man named Edward Mozingo who was brought to America as a slave in 1644 and, after winning his freedom twenty-eight years later, became a tenant tobacco farmer, married a white woman, and fathered one of the country’s earliest mixed-race family lineages. Tugging at the buried thread of his origins, Joe Mozingo has unearthed a saga that encompasses the full sweep of America’s history and lays bare the country’s tortured and paradoxical experience with race. Haunting and beautiful, Mozingo’s memoir paints a world where the lines based on color are both illusory and life altering. He traces his family line from the ravages of the slave trade to the mixed-race society of colonial Virginia and through the brutal imposition of racial laws.

Journal of a Voyage of Discovery to the Arctic Regions, Performed 1818, in His Majesty's Ship Alexander, Wm. Edw. Parry, Esq. Lieut. and Commander

Author: Alexander Fisher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108042244

Category: History

Page: 128

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A detailed 1819 account of an abortive Arctic expedition, that differed from the commander's official version on a central issue.

Evolutionary Synthesis of Pattern Recognition Systems

Author: Bir Bhanu,Lin Yingqiang,Krzysztof Krawiec

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387212951

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 3163

Integrates computer vision, pattern recognition, and AI. Presents original research that will benefit researchers and professionals in computer vision, pattern recognition, target recognition, machine learning, evolutionary learning, image processing, knowledge discovery and data mining, cybernetics, robotics, automation and psychology

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent

During the Years 1799-1804

Author: Alexander von Humboldt,Aimé Bonpland,Helen Maria Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108027997

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 492

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The Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most famous explorers of his generation. Charles Darwin called him 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived'. In 1799, Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland secured permission from the Spanish crown for a voyage to South America. They left from Madrid and spent five years exploring the continent. Humboldt reported his findings in a total of thirty volumes, published in French over a period of more than twenty years beginning in 1805. This English translation by Helen Maria Williams of one important component of Humboldt's account, the Relation historique du voyage (1814-25), consists of seven volumes and was published in London between 1814 and 1829. Volume 7 (1829) focuses mainly on the geography of Cuba, its slave population and sugar production, and ends with Humboldt's experiences in Colombia.

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent During the Years 1799-1804

Author: Alexander von Humboldt,Aimé Bonpland

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

Page: 5

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Cross-Border Governance in the European Union

Author: Barbara Hooper,Olivier Kramsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134376359

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This volume attempts to draw debates on governance, at both of these levels, into spaces of cross-border regionalism in Europe today. Embodying both supra-national and sub-national dynamics of contemporary forms of governance, cross-border regions (or euregions) enable observation of the fitful progress and contradictions of the multilevel polity that is contemporary Europe. Including case studies from throughout the EU as exemplars of specific "border regimes", the volume identifies the practical and theoretical importance of governing in Europe's new cross-border territories as part of a newly reinvigorated 'regional question'. In Europe's euregions, it is argued, issues of democracy, identity, sovereignty, citizenship and scale must be rethought, when a border runs through it. This book utilises a diversity of perspectives and a range of selected case studies to examine modes of governance emerging across the nation-state borders of Europe. It will interest students and researchers of European Union borders.

An Empire of Regions

A Brief History of Colonial British America

Author: Eric Nellis

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604034

Category: History

Page: 368

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An Empire of Regions is a refreshing interpretation of British American history that demonstrates how the thirteen British mainland colonies grew to function as self-governing entities in distinct regional clusters. In lucid prose, Eric Nellis invites readers to explore the circumstances leading to the colonies' collective defense of their individual interests, and to reevaluate the founding principles of the United States. There is considerable discussion of social conditions and of the British background to the colonies' development. Extensive treatment of slavery, the slave trade, and native populations is provided, while detailed maps illustrate colony boundaries, settlement growth, and the impact of the Proclamation Line. This absorbing and compelling narrative will captivate both newcomers to and enthusiasts of American history.

Tools for Drought Mitigation in Mediterranean Regions

Author: Giuseppe Rossi,Antonino Cancelliere,L.S. Pereira,Theib Oweis,Muhammad Shatanawi,Abdelaziz Zairi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401001294

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Significant vulnerability of water systems to drought is a common issue of water resources management in Mediterranean regions. This is due both to the increasing occurrence and severity of drought events and to the growing demand for municipal, tourist, and agricultural uses. The INCO-DC project entitled "A Decision Support System for Mitigation of Drought Impacts in the Mediterranean Regions" (DSS DROUGHT) addresses this issue, contributing to an improved management of water supply systems for irrigation, which represents the most consumptive sector of water resources uses in the Mediterranean region. In order to develop a comprehensive approach toward improved operation of irrigation systems under drought conditions, the project was developed around the following five main, strictly interconnected tasks: Identification of drought characteristics at a site and over a region Modelling irrigation management under conditions of water scarcity Modelling operation of water supply systems under drought conditions Integration of the developed methodologies within a Decision Support System software package Definition of requisites for Drought Watch Systems The research resulted in an advancement of knowledge through in-depth analysis of innovative methodologies, the development of tools to help decision-makers in coping with droughts through the implementation of the developed procedures in software packages, and the application of these tools to the case-studies identified by partners in their countries.

Velpeau's Anatomy of Regions: translated from the French, by H. Hancock

Author: Alfred Armand Louis Marie VELPEAU,Henry HANCOCK (F.R.C.S.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Growth and Innovation of Competitive Regions

The Role of Internal and External Connections

Author: Ugo Fratesi,Lanfranco Senn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354070924X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Time Time b a Space Space Time Time c d Space Space Fig. 1 Different possible scales for growth and innovation analyses spatial dimension, the sectoral dimension and the time dimension are represented. In Fig. 1a, regional developmentanalyses are revealed, where the economyis sliced vertically into regions and their dynamics are investigated. The study of the evolution of industries, typical of evolutionary industrial e- nomics, is represented in Fig. 1b, where the economy is divided horizontally into sectoral slices. This approach has progressed considerably in recent years (see Malerba 2006, for a recent survey). Modi?cations of industries have important spatial implications, which however are not normally at the core of these ana- ses even though spatial patterns of innovation differ greatly from sector to sector (Breschi 2000). Our approach operates in the manner of Fig. 1a and we will focus on regions, extending the analysis to industries only where this is regionally and structurally relevant. Hence, the approach in the book belongs to the tradition of regional development theories, but, in contrast to the more traditional analyses, we will not consider the region as an economic unit per se. Rather, interactions between and within regions are very relevant to the performance of individual regions in an integrated world and will be at the core of the analyses of the following chapters.

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