Description : On June 7, IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler announced the appointments of the new First Deputy Managing Director and three department heads. the full text of IMF Press Release No. 01/27 is available on the IMF’s website (www.imf.org).
Description : IMF opens African technical assistance center; interview with Raghuram Rajan; IMF weighs contingent financing; Latin American growth; Nepal seeks prosperity; link between budget institutions, fiscal outcomes; fuel subsidies; IT in Ireland, India, Israel
Description : Prominent Canadian rabbi John Moscowitz charts the shifts in his views over the years — controversial for some, exciting for others — on the issues that matter most to Jews today. John Moscowitz spent his early twenties as an anti-Vietnam War activist. Eventually dubious about the radical left and alive with love for Israel, he entered the rabbinical seminary in search of his own people. This set him on a path to becoming, as Senator Linda Frum put it, one of Toronto’s “most cherished and effective rabbis.” In this book, John Moscowitz charts the shifts in his thinking on the charged matters among the Jews today: the viability of peace in the Middle East; how we misjudge the nature of evil; and, once having been exposed to the savannahs of East Africa, even the relationship between evolution and the Bible. Part memoir, part social history, this book is a deep examination of a long personal journey, one travelled in public as a prominent rabbi. Along the way, it captures what unites and divides an ancient people today.
Description : “John Gattorna is one of the most original thinkers in the fast-changing arena of supply chain management. He has pioneered the idea of dynamic alignmentwhich is so powerfully presented in this ground-breaking book.” Martin Christopher, Professor of Marketing & Logistics, Cranfield School of Management Supply chains are at the heart of competitive advantage in business today. If supply chains are managed successfully, companies will be able to deliver their products and services to customers in a smart, cost-effective way. The key to successful supply chain management is recognising that it’s people who really drive the living supply chains that are at the heart of businesses. Supply chains are powered by the energy and expertise of employees and suppliers and by the changing wants and needs of customers. John Gattorna calls this principle of matching changing customer needs and desires with different supply chain strategies dynamic alignment. To secure space in a new market, to grow or keep existing markets companies have to get their products out there faster. They need to be the first with new products and services and the first to match them with particular customer groups. The dynamic alignment model gives a structured way of linking customer expectations to the operational side of business while maintaining the flexibility to systematically modify fulfilment processes as customers inevitably change their buying preferences.
Description : Gora Is The Fifth In Order Of Writing And The Largest Of RabindranathýS Twelve Novels. It Is An Epic Of India In Translation At A Crucial Period Of Modern History, When The Social Concience And Intellectual Awareness Of The New Intelligentsia Were In The Throes Of A Great Churning. No Other Book Gives So Masterly An Analysis Of The Complex Of Indian Social Life With Its Teeming Contradictions, Or Of The Character Of Indian Nationalism Which Draws Its Roots From Renacent Hinduism And Streches Out Its Arms Towards Universal Humanism.
Description : A comparative analysis of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel in the context of SCSI Introduces network administrators to the requirements of storage protocols Explains the operation of network protocols to storage administrators Compares and contrasts the functionality of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel Documents the details of the major protocol suites, explains how they operate, and identifies common misunderstandings References the original standards and specifications so you can get a complete understanding of each protocol Helps you understand the implications of network design choices Discusses advanced network functionality such as QoS, security, management, and protocol analysis Corporations increasingly depend on computer and communication technologies to remain competitive in the global economy. Customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and e-mail are a few of the many applications that generate new data every day. Effectively storing, managing, and accessing that data is a primary business challenge in the information age. Storage networking is a crucial component of the solution to meet that challenge. Written for both storage administrators who need to learn more about networking and network administrators who need to learn more about storage, Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals is a concise introduction to storage networking protocols. The book picks up where Storage Networking Fundamentals left off by focusing on the networking protocols that underlie modern open systems: block-oriented storage networks. The first part of the book introduces you to the field of storage networking and the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model. The second part compares networked storage technologies, including iSCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface over IP) and Fibre Channel. It also examines in detail each of the major protocol suites layer-by-layer within the OSI reference model. The third part discusses advanced functionalities of these technologies, such as quality of service (QoS), load-balancing functions, security, management, and protocol analysis. You can read this book cover to cover or use it as a reference, directly accessing the particular topics of interest to you. “Storage networking is a critical concept for today’s businesses, and this book provides a unique and helpful way to better understand it. Storage networking is also continuously evolving, and as such this book may be seen as an introduction to the information technology infrastructures of the future.” —from the foreword by Claudio DeSanti, vice-chairman of the ANSI INCITS T11 Technical Committee
Description : "That is where the story begins, in your body and everything will end in the body as well." On January 3, 2011, exactly one month before his sixty-fourth birthday, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster sat down and wrote the first entry of Winter Journal, his unorthodox, beautifully wrought examination of his own life, as seen through the history of his body. Auster takes us from childhood to the brink of old age as he summons forth a universe of physical sensation, of pleasures and pains, moving from the awakening of sexual desire as an adolescent to the ever deepening bonds of married love, from meditations on eating and sleeping to the "scalding, epiphanic moment of clarity" in 1978 that set him on a new course as a writer.
Description : "Our role is to look at every student as an individual and to help him or her grow. That means not only educating them in the three Rs, but teaching them how to think for themselves, make decisions, solve problems, and be ready for the world." This was new principal Dennis Littky's message to his staff at Thayer High School--the vision that would guide the rural school's journey from run-down district joke to national showplace. The unorthodox methods he championed, including integrated subject matter, team teaching, apprenticeship, advisories, and individualized curriculum, shook up the failing school and helped to transform a disaffected and dropout-prone student body into a proud and vibrant community of learners. In this book, the basis for the NBC-TV movie A Town Torn Apart, Susan Kammeraad-Campbell shares the true story of Thayer's renaissance, the man who led it, and the extraordinary effect it had on tiny Winchester, New Hampshire. For educators eager to transform teaching and learning in their own schools, this behind-the-scenes perspective provides insights into the great challenge--and even greater reward--of educational reform done right. Susan Kammeraad-Campbell is an award-winning journalist who has worked for newspapers in the Midwest and New England, where she originally covered Littky's story for the Keene Sentinel. Currently director of marketing publications for the Medical University of South Carolina, she is cofounder and publisher of Joggling Board Press. Note: This product listing is for the reflowable (ePub) version of the book.
Description : This updated booklet includes tips, resources, and URLs to aid students conducting research on Pearson Education's research website, www.researchnavigator.com. The guide contains a student access code for the Research Navigator database, offering students unlimited access to a collection of more than 25,000 discipline specific articles from top-tier academic publications and peer-reviewed journals, as well as the New York Times and popular news publications. The guide introduces students to the basics of the Internet and the World Wide Web, and includes tips for searching for articles on the site, and a list of journals useful for research in their discipline. Also included are hundreds of web resources for the discipline, as well as information on how to correctly cite research. The guide is available packaged with new copies of the text.