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• Through two major policy proposals unveiled in 2014, the Obama administration signalled it is serious about tackling greenhouse gas emissions. In June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed policy targeting CO2 reductions in the existing power fleet. The Clean Power Plan, which calls on states to implement their own programs for reducing carbon emissions intensity, could be the most ambitious policy ever proposed for incentivizing the deployment of natural gas, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. According to one scenario in the EPA’s modelling, the Plan could lead to 30% reductions from 2005 levels by 2030. (The Plan is analyzed in further depth in Section 8.1 of the report.) In November, the White House announced that it had reached a historic climate agreement with China, with the US pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% relative to 2005 levels by 2025, and China promising to peak CO2 emissions around 2030. Neither policy will come easy. Legal challenges to the EPA’s proposal are underway, and achievement of the 2025 pledge will require new policy action.
Managing Director of the AWF, Val Marmillion, emphasized the need for individual states to come together as a region to address common challenges and raise a stronger voice in Washington DC. He cited the need for a balanced discussion on the impacts of climate change in a region that is incredibly vulnerable to sea level rise, but also a key factor in the nation’s energy security. AWF Senior Advisor, Sidney Coffee, raised issues related to the unique character and assets of the region and the need to ensure that a “one size fits all” national policy philosophy does not impede progress to restore and protect natural and economic assets of the region.
The objective of this manuscript is to analyze relation involving the energy sector and socioeco- nomic growth and, then, contextualize the process of energy integration within the development policies in South America. The methodology considers data related to the world’s economy and energy consumption and energy integration policy in countries and regions; and, South America’s energy potential and the energy integration process. Results show that despite the political and institutional difficulties involving the process, energy integration can bring a lot of benefits for countries development. The process of energy integration in South America is divided in three moments, but in both periods the transnational energy projects were restricted, mostly, by a bila- teral plan and the creation of physical links in a region. In the 21th century’s context, it should be noted Brazil’s participation which has been consolidated as a lead country in this process, and, al- so the IIRSA (Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America, nowadays renamed as COSIPLAN) like the main initiative in energy integration in the continent, in a context where the projects are no longer limited to traditional economic blocs. Finally, we note a lack of consensus in defining a comprehensive model of integration and solving asymmetries both within countries and between them.
Pervasive Computing has more prominent convince in diverse domains on both local and worldwide situations. It is critical for analysts to recognize the challenges, objectives, and methods for mounting these technologies in diverse areas to completely aware of its potential. Pervasive Computing would detriment the entire society and absent the limits in computing. In general pervasive technology advancements will be oppressed through an ad- vanced situation that is mindful of their presence. Natural interaction is pervasively available by means of adap- tive, sensitive and receptive to their needs, habits and feelings. Progressively, a significant number of the chips around us will sense their surroundings in simple however effective ways . Pervasive Computing, part of procedures and challenges need to be tended to in order to adequately make smart spaces and accomplish mi- niaturization. Tremendous development and examination commitments are going on towards Mark Weiser’s vi- sion  on adding to a framework that can sense, compute and interconnect in a manner that can make human life simple with brilliant smart objects supporting from around his surroundings. In this procedure of emergence towards a smart environment, the actual challenges to contemplate upon are the performance issues, information administration, programming support, energy efficient, trust, security and privacy of the processing device to be designed -. The name alone infers pervasive systems everywhere, yet with the goal achievement should be attained to; they must break up out of focus. To do this, Pervasive Computing systems must overcome fol- lowing challenges. Security outline must consider standards of time and area though Pervasive Computing is expanded in various environments transparently . Protection from Unauthenticated user (security), avoid- ance of access by an attacker through unverified techniques (integrity), giving availability to user totally (acces- sibility) and evading an entity from denying previous activities (non-denial) are essential factors the security model. Recognizing kind of exchanging information, conceivable distortion or misuse, shortcomings and fea- tures, the security issues in remote system base for network infrastructure can be represented .
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which comes with energy-dependent Schrödinger potential [54–56]. Recently, the Sumudu transform homotopy-perturbation method (STHPM) , the Hermite wavelets method (HWM) and the optimal homotopy asymptotic method (OHAM) , the in- variant subspace method , the q-homotopy analysis transform method (q-HATM) , and others [60–62] have been used to obtain approximate solutions of the nonlinear time-fractional Jaulent–Miodek system of equations.
As valued advisers to the organisations with and for whom they work, accountants must maintain awareness of a broad range of technologies and trends. Finance professionals need to consider the challenges and opportunities created by new and emerging technologies, then use their analytical and problem-solving skills to assess their potential influence, in order to provide the insights needed to guide and set vision and direction, as well as tactical and strategic business decisions. This will ensure that businesses reap the true benefits. ACTION PlAN FOr THE PrOFESSION
3. Technology Transfer Challenges Lead writer were recruited as one of the trainees that will be employed in the overhaul shop. He had the opportunity to observe the whole process of the development of the overhaul shop and was involved in the technology transfer processes to develop the local talent capabilities. The technology transfer was not easy back then and had to overcome several challenges.
America,” in Ramesh Thakur, Chiyuki Aoi and Cedric de Coning (eds.), The Unintended Effects of Peace Operations, Tokyo and New York: United Nations University Press, 2007, pp. 171-190. “Civil-Military Relations and Security Institutions in the Southern Cone: The Sources of Argentine-Brazilian Nuclear Cooperation.” Latin American Politics and Society 46, 4(Winter 2004): 29-60.
arrest and/or community service, to be meted out in agreement with the victim(s), to whom they might also owe reparations. Reparations in- cluded the removal of mines and explosives from territories in which FARC had operated, finding, identifying, and returning the remains of people who went missing during the conflict, new judicial mechanisms to break apart criminal organizations, and the restitution of land titles. That said, the defendant could spend their sentence in a regular prison if he or she doesn’t fess up to crimes initially but only does so after a crim- inal investigation. Finally, if the accused refuses to take responsibility for any crime and is later found guilty by the court, he or she faces a sentence of 15 to 20 years in a regular prison.
This book offers extensive background on Latin America, providing up-to-date social, political, and economic context for schools’ situation in the region. While Latin America is the focus, the American reader specifically will gain from viewing the United States through a regional frame, revisiting interactions between the two that have occurred throughout history. The American reader will also find it timely as it provides background on thirty years of Latino immigration into the United States and contrasts this influx with those of previous immigrant groups. American identity historically and the multiculturalism, a concept they define with reference to definitions and descriptions given by Will Kymlicka, Charles Taylor, John Buenker, and Lorman Ratner, presenting itself now is discussed (pp. 114-119). In the United States, educators at many levels will find this discussion helpful for reflection both personal and professional. As with any good history, references to literature, art, political cartoons, pop culture, and, in this case, soccer dot the pages.
a higher inflation rate, setting aside helpful projects, etc. It is also foreseeable that due to new joint comprehensive plan of action, JCPOA sanction(activating in November 2018), the Iranian oil revenue may face with much more rapid fluctuations in 2019, and afterward. The above uncertain situation would amaze economic agents to decide rationally. Thus, investors may do not invest sufficiently in productive areas. Similarly, in such circumstances, foreign investment will decline too. This trend will decrease overall economic productivities and increase non-productive and rentier ones (Shahbazy and Afarineshfar, 2015). Another crucial problem in the Iranian case is the lack of optimum management. Several studies indicate that the main reason behind the failure of countries with abundant natural resources is mismanagement of the public sector (Holder, 2006; Busse and Groning, 2011; Freer, 2018). Interestingly, bad governance on one hand and DRR on the other do have Grangerian (bilateral) relationship. That is, DRR and its subsystems worsen the governance and Vice versa. In Iran for instance, there is a positive relationship between economic corruption and oil revenue. Sufficient pieces of evidence indicate that countries involving in DRR or each of its sub-sectors suffer from low productivity (at least in the long-run). This is not only compatible with Iranian case (Shakeri et al., 2013; Mehrgan et al., 2014), but also is consistent with other countries (Sachs and Warner, 2001; Algieri, 2004; Comes and Kalecheva, 2007; Corden, 2011 and Albertus and Menaldo, 2018). Iran is the fourth oil exporter in the world and benefits from this cheap blessing 1 . It owns about 15% of the proven oil reserves in the world. It also possesses about 16% of the proven gas resource in the world. It is a prevalent debate that Iran does posse at least 160 billion barrels of oil reserves and 35 trillion cubic meters of gas reserves. Iran is located in a Middle Eastern area where contains arguably about 65% of worldly sources of energy. Actually and, due to imposing the DRR phenomenon, the Iranian economy suffers from low efficiency, low productivity uncertain revenue and fragile import and export. Any oil shock, for instance, leads to a 25 percent increase in import and decrease in non-oil exports (Golchin poor, 2014 and OPEC, 2018). Imposing DRR on the Iranian economy has imposed a fragile trend in macro variables and
The AHP has already been used in multi-criteria deci- sions regarding energy conservation policies by  and , among other authors, but a common aspect among them is that traditional decision-making processes usu- ally ignore non-monetary aspects. Reference  used the AHP to determine what the most effective policy instru- ments were for promoting energy conservation in Jordan and remembered that “the hierarchical structure of AHP allows the DM (Decision Maker) to break the complex decision problem down into smaller, but related, prob- lems in the form of goals, criteria, sub-criteria, and alter- natives”.
Generally, while a desktop PC is designed to perform one calculation very fast, DNA strands produce billions of potential answers simultaneously. This makes the DNA computer suitable for solving "fuzzy logic" problems that have many possible solutions rather than the either/or logic of binary computers. In the future, some speculate, there may be hybrid machines that use traditional silicon for normal processing tasks but have DNA co-processors that can take over specific tasks they would be more suitable for. Finally, It remains to be seen whether or not DNA computing will become a viable method of problem solving in the future, but it should be clear that the momentum of quantum computing continues to grow at the expense of DNA-based methods. As outlined earlier, the advantage of massive parallelism that makes DNA computing seem so beneficial would also be provided by a quantum computer, should one be built. It seems unlikely that a case could be made for continuing research in DNA computing, given all its inefficiencies, if a reasonable implementation of quantum computing could be made.
Veterans charities that prominently state or display their congressionally chartered status are confusing the American public. Many of the major veterans groups are chartered by acts of the U.S. Congress, including American Ex-Prisoners of War, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. According to a 2004 report by the Congressional Research Service, Congressional charter status does not mean that the U.S. government approves these groups’ activities and provides oversight. That report also stated that Congress has never pulled a charity’s charter status. Congressman Barney Frank was cited in a 1992 Washington Post article as calling charters “a ‘nuisance,’ a meaningless act. Granting charters implied that Congress was exercising some sort of supervision over the groups and it wasn’t.” In order to reduce public confusion, AIP believes charities that wish to promote their Congressional charter status should be required to state that this status does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Congress.