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Ground Engineering - Principles and Practices for Underground Coal Mining
₱ 5,637.00 ₱ 6,264.00
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This book teaches readers ground engineering principles and related mining and risk management practices associated with underground coal mining. It establishes the basic elements of risk management and the fundamental principles of ground behaviour and then applies these to the essential building blocks of any underground coal mining system, comprising excavations, pillars, and interactions between workings. Readers will also learn about types of ground support and reinforcement systems and their operating mechanisms. These elements provide the platform whereby the principles can be applied to mining practice and risk management, directed primarily to bord and pillar mining, pillar extraction, longwall mining, sub-surface and surface subsidence, and operational hazards. The text concludes by presenting the framework of risk-based ground control management systems for achieving safe workplaces and efficient mining operations. In addition, a comprehensive reference list provides additional sources of information on the subject. Throughout, a large variety of examples show good and bad mining situations in order to demonstrate the application, or absence, of the established principles in practice. Written by an expert in underground coal mining and risk management, this book will help students and practitioners gain a deep understanding of the basic principles behind designing and conducting mining operations that are safe, efficient, and economically viable. Provides a comprehensive coverage of ground engineering principles within a risk management framework Features a large variety of examples that show good and poor mining situations in order to demonstrate the application of the established principles in practice Ideal for students and practitioners About the authorEmeritus Professor Jim Galvin has a relatively unique combination of industrial, research and academic experience in the mining industry that spans specialist research and applied knowledge in ground engine

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Principles of Applied Clinical Chemistry Chemical Background and Medical Applications
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"Clinical Chemistry encompasses the study of the fundamental princi- ples of chemistry as applied to an understanding of the functioning of the human organism in health and disease." 1 From its very definition, clinical chemistry is an applied science. Its scope includes the following: I. Studies designed to elucidate the chemical mechanisms whereby the human normally functions. 2. The application of this information to an understanding of the disease process in the human. 3. The development of methodology and instrumentation in order to facilitate data gathering so as to apply the above principles to the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the human. This book is an attempt to organize the information gathered relative to points I and 2 into a logical sequence so as to define the areas oj learning encompassed by the science oj clinical chemistry. It is constructed around the subject which is the target of this science, namely the human. The material is presented from the point of view of the clinical chemist, but since it is impossible to discuss a mechanism adequately without visualizing its parts, some schematic anatomical drawings are included to simplify the discussion of responses to chemical challenges. The book is partly a curriculum which has been worked out by the authors for the training of clinical chemists and clinical pathologists. It should also be useful for the training of medical technologists.

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Principles and Practice of Keyhole Brain Surgery
₱ 10,901.00 ₱ 12,111.00
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Developed 20 years ago by leading innovators in the field, the keyhole concept of brain surgery has become an integral part of the practice of neurosurgery. This timely and comprehensive book covers the thinking, philosophy, and techniques of modern keyhole brain surgery, including a realistic assessment of its benefits and limitations. Written by expert practitioners and highlighted by vivid surgical illustrations and procedural videos, Principles and Practice of Keyhole Brain Surgery functions as an experienced mentor working side by side with neurosurgeons as they master the techniques. Special Features: Introduces the basic principles of the keyhole approach, including the practical, technical, and logistical aspects of planning procedures and operating through small openings Beautifully illustrated with nearly 900 endoscopic images, diagrams, surgical drawings, and operative photographs, many showing step-by-step procedures Details the pivotal role of the endoscope in keyhole brain surgery and its ability to provide multiple angles of visualization, including a useful catalog of clinical situations where the endoscope has proven most effective Demonstrates contemporary keyhole approaches (e.g. the eyebrow/sub-frontal approach) in procedures for supratentorial intra-axial brain tumors, tumors of the cribriform plate and orbit, parasellar masses, craniopharyngiomas, tumors of the middle fossa and cavernous sinus and many other conditions in the cranial baseOffers more than 100 procedural videos on the Thieme's MediaCenter, narrated by the authors and aligned to chapters in the book for an unparalleled learning resource Providing all the information necessary to achieve surgical goals through well placed, smaller openingswith the added benefits of shorter procedures, fewer wound complications and better patient outcomesPrinciples and Practice of Keyhole Brain Surgery is essential for every neurosurgeon in practice today.

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Practise Writing An Interview And A Biography
₱ 313.00
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This ebook includes two work packs:- Practise Writing An Interview- Practise Writing A BiographyInformation Writing work packs are essential for all students, 9-14 years, wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. Information Writing work packs concentrate specifically on information writing, as required by the National Curriculum, providing everything needed to stimulate a child to write. The child is taught to recognise the difference between facts and opinions. Each pack in this series concentrates on a different aspect of information writing including: writing to advise, writing to inform, writing to explain, writing to analyse, review and comment, giving examples. The child is taught how a newspaper article is structured, how to write formal and informal letters, diaries, police reports, e-mails, biographies, autobiographies, interviews, book reviews and many more. The work packs contain starting point for writing, helping the child to form ideas, enabling him or her to structure their work and organise it into paragraphs. Attention is given to making writing more interesting by varying sentence types, using punctuation and good grammar. Each work pack includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by students and provides practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. They are packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to be successful and gain good grades. The work packs are ideal for home study and will reinforce the work done in school. The packs may be purchased in any order. There are a number of titles to choose from. By working through the packs, the student will grow in confidence and will learn to enjoy writing. The packs are also a useful resource for teachers and save hours of time when preparing lessons or homework tasks.

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Ryan Gosling - The Biography
₱ 311.00 ₱ 344.00
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With the enchanting chords of his piano and his effortless charisma and charm in the modern classic La La Land, Ryan Gosling has swept back onto our screens and confirmed himself as one of Hollywood's greats. Born into a modest family in Ontario, Canada, it certainly didn't seem likely that Ryan Gosling would grow up to become one of the world's most popular movie stars. However, at the age of 12, his first break came. Beating 15,000 hopefuls to become a Mouseketeer in Disney's All-New Mickey Mouse Club, young Ryan found himself performing alongside a whole host of future stars including Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. However, his remarkable acting ability allowed him to break free from the Disney mould. Since his breakthrough role as Noah in romantic weepie The Notebook, Ryan Gosling has gone on to star in films as diverse as Half Nelson, Crazy Stupid Love and The Big Short, and become a global star. With a legendary compulsion to lose himself in every role he takes on, he has been named by many as this generation's Marlon Brando. However, he has remained resolutely humble despite his success, and keen to keep his life private, even in the glare of the spotlight placed on himself and his partner, fellow actor Eva Mendes, and their two young children. In this career-spanning biography, journalist Nick Johnstone looks into the life and career of this most gifted, charming and enigmatic leading man.

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Business Analytics Principles, Concepts, and Applications with SAS
₱ 5,726.00 ₱ 7,156.00
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Learn everything you need to know to start using business analytics and integrating it throughout your organization. Business Analytics Principles, Concepts, and Applications with SAS brings together a complete, integrated package of knowledge for newcomers to the subject. The authors present an up-to-date view of what business analytics is, why it is so valuable, and most importantly, how it is used. They combine essential conceptual content with clear explanations of the tools, techniques, and methodologies actually used to implement modern business analytics initiatives. They offer a proven step-wise approach to designing an analytics program, and successfully integrating it into your organization, so it effectively provides intelligence for competitive advantage in decision making. Using step-by-step examples, the authors identify common challenges that can be addressed by business analytics, illustrate each type of analytics (descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive), and guide users in undertaking their own projects. Illustrating the real-world use of statistical, information systems, and management science methodologies, these examples help readers successfully apply the methods they are learning. Unlike most competitive guides, this text demonstrates the use of SAS software, permitting instructors to spend less time teaching software and more time focusing on business analytics itself. Business Analytics Principles, Concepts, and Applications with SAS will be a valuable resource for all beginning-to-intermediate level business analysts and business analytics managers; for MBA/Masters' degree students in the field; and for advanced undergraduates majoring in statistics, applied mathematics, or engineering/operations research.

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Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering
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The Number One Guide to Chemical Engineering Principles, Techniques, Calculations, and Applications: Now Even More Current, Efficient, and Practical Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, Eighth Edition goes far beyond traditional introductory chemical engineering topics, presenting applications that reflect the full scope of contemporary chemical, petroleum, and environmental engineering. Celebrating its fiftieth Anniversary as the field's leading practical introduction, it has been extensively updated and reorganized to cover today's principles and calculations more efficiently, and to present far more coverage of bioengineering, nanoengineering, and green engineering. Offering a strong foundation of skills and knowledge for successful study and practice, it guides students through formulating and solving material and energy balance problems, as well as describing gases, liquids, and vapors. Throughout, the authors introduce efficient, consistent, student-friendly methods for solving problems, analyzing data, and gaining a conceptual, application-based understanding of modern chemical engineering processes. This edition's improvements include many new problems, examples, and homework assignments. Coverage includes Modular chapters designed to support introductory chemical engineering courses of any length Thorough introductions to unit conversions, basis selection, and process measurements Consistent, sound strategies for solving material and energy balance problems Clear introductions to key concepts ranging from stoichiometry to enthalpy Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids: ideal/real gases, single component two-phase systems, gas-liquid systems, and more Self-assessment questions to help readers identify areas they don't fully understand Thought/discussion and homework problems in every chapter New biotech and bioengineering problems throughout New examples and homework on nanotechnology, environmental engineering, an

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The Man behind the Discourse: A Biography of King Follett
₱ 458.00
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Who was King Follett? When he was fatally injured digging a well in Nauvoo in March 1844, why did Joseph Smith use his death to deliver the monumental doctrinal sermon now known as the King Follett Discourse? Much has been written about the sermon, but little about King. Although King left no personal writings, Joann Follett Mortensen, King's third great-granddaughter, draws on more than thirty years of research in civic and Church records and in the journals and letters of King's peers to piece together King's story from his birth in New Hampshire and moves westward where, in Ohio, he and his wife, Louisa, made the life-shifting decision to accept the new Mormon religion. From that point, this humble, hospitable, and hardworking family followed the Church into Missouri where their devotion to Joseph Smith was refined and burnished. King was the last Mormon prisoner in Missouri to be released from jail. According to family lore, King was one of the Prophet's bodyguards. He was also a Danite, a Mason, and an officer in the Nauvoo Legion. After his death, Louisa and their children settled in Iowa where some associated with the Cutlerities and the Rlds Church; others moved on to California. One son joined the Mormon Battalion and helped found Mormon communities in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. While King would have died virtually unknown had his name not been attached to the discourse, his life story reflects the reality of all those whose faith became the foundation for a new religion. His biography is more than one man's life story. It is the history of the early Restoration itself.

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Carrots and Sticks Don't Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT
₱ 1,147.00 ₱ 1,431.00
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Advance praise for Carrots and Sticks Don't Work:"Paul Marciano provides a wealth of prescriptive advice that absolutely makes sense. You can actually open the book to any chapter and gain ideas for immediate implementation." - Beverly Kaye, coauthor of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em"This book should be in the hands of anyone who has to get work done through other people! It's an invaluable tool for any manager at any level." - John L. Rice, Vice President Human Resources, Tyco International"*Carrots and Sticks Don't Work* provides a commonsense approach to employee engagement. Dr. Marciano provides great real-world insights, data, and practical examples to truly bring the Respect model to life."* - Renee Selman, President, Catalina Health Resources"The Respect model is one of the most dynamic, engaging, and thought-provoking employee engagement tools that I have seen. Dr. Marciano's work will help you provide meaningful long-term benefits for your employees, for your organization, and for yourself." - Andy Brantley, President and Ceo, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources"This book provides clear advice and instruction on how to engage your team members and inspire them to a higher level of productivity, work satisfaction, and enjoyment. I am already utilizing its techniques and finding immediate positive changes." - Robert Roth, Director, Accounting and Reporting, Colgate Palmolive CompanyThe title says it all: Carrots and Sticks Don't Work. Reward and recognition programs can be costly and inefficient, and they primarily reward employees who are already highly engaged and productive performers. Worse still, these programs actually decrease employee motivation because they can make individual recognition, rather than the overall success of the team, the goal. Yet many businesses turn to these measures first-unaware of a better alternative. So, when it comes to changing your organizational culture, carrots and sticks don't work! What does wo

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Principles of Hand Surgery and Therapy E-Book
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Ideal for hand surgeons, residents in a hand surgery rotation, and therapists interested in a review of surgical principles, Principles of Hand Surgery and Therapy, 3rd Edition, by Drs. Thomas E. Trumble, Ghazi M. Rayan, Mark E. Baratz, Jeffrey E. Budoff, and David J. Slutsky, is a practical source of essential, up-to-date information in this specialized area. This single-volume, highly illustrated manual covers all areas of adult and pediatric hand surgery and therapy, including the elbow. You'll find state-of-the-art basic science combined with step-by-step techniques and therapeutic protocols, helping you hone your skills and prescribe effective long-term care for every patient. An expanded therapy section with more than 50 diagnosis-specific rehabilitation protocols and more than 100 full-color photographs. New chapters on pediatric fractures; expanded coverage of carpal injuries, including fractures and ligament injuries and perilunate instability; a new chapter on diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy for wrist injuries; and expanded treatment of arthritis. New information on pediatric surgery with detailed surgical images. The latest information on pain management, as well as nerve physiology and nerve transfers. Core knowledge needed for the boards-including tumors, free tissue transfer, and thumb reconstruction. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.

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The Sue Kim Story: The Authorized Biography
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Award-winning author Sarah Gerdes' meticulously researched book on Sue Kim, lead singer of The Kim Sisters has captivated music lovers, history buffs and fellow entertainment legends alike. It is a story of a child growing up surrounded by immense privilege, losing it all to war, singing on the streets to keep her family alive, being discovered and literally coming to America at the beginning of the glamorous sixties. Ignorant of racial barriers, Sue led the singing trio, The Kim Sisters, to mainstages across the US, a first for an Asian performer. Then they broke the television barrier, appearing on every major network, and the Ed Sullivan show, a total of 22 times, a network record. After that came radio, movies, throwing out the first baseball at the MBL game and attending the premier opening of the very first Playboy Club. Beautiful and talented, the musical prodigies played more than 20 instruments each, and sang in multiple languages. Sue was courted by Elvis and Sinatra, but saved her love for a boy from New York, who she married. He went on to become the longest running casino boss in US history. Behind the glamour were addictions, loss and abuse, but Sue overcame all the odds, ultimately becoming the only Asian inducted into the Las Vegas Hall of Fame. Today, she and her husband live in Las Vegas, and are considered entertainment royalty. Optioned for film and a musical, Gerdes' book contains dozens of never-before seen personal photographs, letters and images."Imagine a 12-year-old having the sense to sing, sell bottles on the black market, and keep her family alive. She was the start of the Korean community in the United States, but this story is far bigger than that. Sue's story is an incredible love story, of overcoming adversity against all odds, and one of sacrifice and perseverance. It's time that the rest of the country learned about her amazing contribution to music and to America and Sarah Gerdes does an excellent job capturing it all."Lucas' Foster,

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Management: Principles and Practice
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This comprehensive textbook specifically focuses on building a thorough foundation on management studies by sequentially developing the components and basics of management principles and approach, discussing and analysing the key features and methods of modern management practices, and finally exposing the students to some essential topics on environment management, business ethics, corporate governance, and total quality management for sustainable growth and development of business. Students and practicing professionals in this field will be immensely benefited by the coverage and treatment of the book. Key Features- Based on industry experience with focus on building a strong foundation for management studies, especially in the context of the Indian business environment - Covers critical areas of management like strategic planning, strategic management, supply-chain management, international trade, entrepreneurship and small business management, information management, environment management, business ethics, corporate governance and modern tools for Tqm, including cost of poor quality, benchmarking and six-sigma practice- Emphasis on management issues critical to business organisational culture and leadership, modern Hrm, external business environment, ethics of business and corporate governance, and responsibility for natural environment management for sustainable growth - Provides a wider coverage of the interconnected functions, methods, processes, variables, strategies and tools for excellence in business management, including 80-20 rule, Murphy's Law, 1-10-100 rule of cost management, 360 degree appraisal, Jit, Tpm, Kaizen etc.

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Public International Law: Contemporary Principles and Perspective
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Public International Law offers a comprehensive understanding of international law as well as a fresh and highly accessible approach. While explaining the theory and development of international law; this work also examines how it functions in practice. Case studies and recent examples are infused in the discussion on each topic; and critical perspectives on the principles are given prominence; building an understanding of how and why the international legal system operates in the way it does and where it is heading.The book explains the theoretical foundations for each principle in detail before illustrating how these principles function in practice.Features include:- a focus on fundamental principles of international law rather than specialist sub-topics- integrated and contextual explanation of the political and extra-legal dimensions of the international legal system- principles of international law placed within a contemporary real-life context- traditional and contemporary case studies explained in the context of legal principles- uniform structure to facilitate understanding.With insight founded on the author's many years of experience as a practitioner and academic in the field of international law; this work will offer legal practitioners; policymakers and students; both undergraduate and postgraduate; an invaluable insight into the field of international law.Contents:Preface 1. International Law: History; Theory and Purpose 2. International Law-making: The Sources of International Law 3. The Relationship between International and National Law 4. The Subjects of International Law: States 5. Other Subjects of International Law: Non-state Actors and International Law s Evolution 6. Jurisdiction Privileges and Immunities7. State Responsibility 8. International Law and the Use of Force 9. Pacific Resolution of Disputes Index

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Principles of Induction Logging
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The monograph introduces the reader to the world of inductive well logging - an established method for surveying the electrical conductivity of rocks surrounding a borehole. The emphasis is on developing a theory of inductive logging and on understanding logging tools basic physics, since this theory and understanding furnish valuable insights for inventing practical induction logging techniques. The first chapter of the book presents the basic laws of electromagnetism from a point of view that will facilitate the application of the theory to problems in electromagnetic logging. Many topics that play an important role in the design and interpretation of tools readings are covered. The vertical resolution and radial depth of investigation of different induction tools is systematically considered. Special attention is paid to principles of induction logging with transversal induction coils, to transient method of induction logging in media with cylindrical and horizontal interfaces and to the influence of anisotropy on the electromagnetic field measured in a conducting medium. Multi-coil differential induction probes and induction logging based on measuring the inphase component of the secondary field or the quadrature component difference are also described in detail. The last chapter is devoted to mathematical modeling of the response of induction logging tools in 3D geometries. The theory of inductive logging presented in this volume can be applied to logging after drilling as well as logging while drilling.

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Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Fourth Edition
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Principles of Composite Material Mechanics covers a unique blend of classical and contemporary mechanics of composites technologies. It presents analytical approaches ranging from the elementary mechanics of materials to more advanced elasticity and finite element numerical methods, discusses novel materials such as nanocomposites and hybrid multiscale composites, and examines the hygrothermal, viscoelastic, and dynamic behavior of composites. This fully revised and expanded Fourth Edition of the popular bestseller reflects the current state of the art, fresh insight gleaned from the author's ongoing composites research, and pedagogical improvements based on feedback from students, colleagues, and the author's own course notes. New to the Fourth Edition New worked-out examples and homework problems are added in most chapters, bringing the grand total to 95 worked-out examples (a 19% increase) and 212 homework problems (a 12% increase) Worked-out example problems and homework problems are now integrated within the chapters, making it clear to which section each example problem and homework problem relates Answers to selected homework problems are featured in the back of the book Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Fourth Edition provides a solid foundation upon which students can begin work in composite materials science and engineering. A complete solutions manual is included with qualifying course adoption.

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Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth
₱ 5,948.00 ₱ 6,606.00
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Celebrating the scholarship of Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford, this collection brings together leading international scholars to explore questions of principle and value in criminal law and criminal justice. Internationally renowned for elaborating a body of principles and values that should underpin criminalization, the criminal process, and sentencing, Ashworth's contribution to the field over forty years of scholarship has been immense. Advancing his project of exploring normative issues at the heart of criminal law and criminal justice, the contributors examine the important and fascinating debates in which Ashworth's influence has been greatest. The essays fall into three distinct but related areas, reflecting Ashworth's primary spheres of influence. Those in Part 1 address the import and role of principles in the development of a just criminal law, with contributions focusing upon core tenets such as the presumption of innocence, fairness, accountability, the principles of criminal liability, and the grounds for defences. Part 2 addresses questions of human rights and due process protections in both domestic and international law. In Part 3 the essays are addressed to core issues in sentencing and punishment: they explore questions of equality, proportionality, adherence to the rule of law, the totality principle (in respect of multiple offences), wrongful acquittals, and unduly lenient sentences. Together they demonstrate how important Ashworth's work has been in shaping how we think about criminal law and criminal justice, and make their own invaluable contribution to contemporary discussions of criminalization and punishment.

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FSF Principles of Sound Compensation Practices
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich BWL - Sonstiges, Hochschule RheinMain, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Gehälter und Bonuszahlungen von Managern standen in den letzten Monaten stark im Fadenkreuz der Medien. Die gröBten Kritikpunkte waren die unangemessene Vergütungshöhe, ein ungesundes Verhältnis zwischen Leistungen und Gegenleistungen und das Setzen von Fehlanreizen. So sehen Finanzmarktexperten die horrenden Managergehälter und die umstrittenen Bonuszahlungen als einen Faktor, der zur Entstehung der Finanzmarktkrise beigetragen hat. Im September 2009 befragte das Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (Zew) hierzu 250 Experten. Fast 90 Prozent sind der Meinung, dass eine Veränderung der Vergütungssysteme für Manager unbedingt notwendig ist. Als geeignete MaBnahmen um Fehlanreize bei der Vergütung zu verhindern, nannten rund 90 Prozent die Verlängerung von Haltefristen für Aktienoptionen und Malus-Regelungen, die bei Misserfolg zur Dezimierung der Leistungen führen. 82 Prozent der Befragten halten die Kopplung von Bonuszahlungen an andere Aspekte als an den Aktienkurs für geeignet um kurzfristig orientierte Managemententscheidungen zu hemmen. Rund drei Viertel der Finanzexperten sehen in der Ausweitung der Managerhaftung bei unternehmerischem Misserfolg eine erfolgsversprechende MaBnahme, während Obergrenzen für Bonuszahlungen oder die Kopplung der Bonuszahlungen an das Lohnniveau weniger wirkungsvoll gelten. Im alten Vergütungssystem von Finanzinstituten finden Risikoaspekte keine Berücksichtigung und führen somit zu einer falschen Anreizsystematik. Hohe kurzfristige Gewinne führten zu horrenden Bonuszahlungen, ohne Betrachtung der langfristig eingegangenen Risiken. Aufgrund dessen erlieB das Financial Stability Forum (Fsf) am 02.04.2009 die 'Principles of Sound Compensation Practices' und am 25.09.2009 die 'Principles of Sound Compensation Practices - Implementation Standards'. Die BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) übers

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Fair and Equitable Treatment and the Fabric of General Principles
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This book moves from the circumstance whereby currently the obligation to providefair and equitable treatment (Fet) to foreign investments is included in the majority ofinternational investment agreements and has proved to be the most invoked standard ininvestor-State arbitration. Hence, it is no overstatement to describe this standard as thebasic norm of international investment law. Yet both its meaning and normative basiscontinue to be shrouded in ambiguity and, as a consequence, to inspire a considerablenumber of interpretations by legal writers. The book's precise aim is to unravel suchambiguity, arguing from the idea that FET has become part of the fabric of general internationallaw, but has done so by means of a source somewhat neglected in legal doctrine. This being the category of general principles peculiar to a certain field of internationallaw, i.e. those principles having their own foundations in the international legal orderitself, but which, through the mediation of the judge, end up being shaped accordingto the features typical of a specific normative field. The book, as well as having a solidtheoretical backdrop as its basis, offers a careful and critical analysis of pertinent caselaw, and will prove useful to both scholars and practitioners. Fulvio Maria Palombino is Professor of International Law at the Law Department of the University of Naples Federico II and a member of the Executive Board of the EuropeanSociety of International Law.

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New York Neighborhoods - Addressing Sustainable City Principles
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This book examines the neighborhoods of New York City to determine to what extent planning in New York addresses Sustainable City Principles (SCPs). Part I looks at the background to planning urban areas in the face of global urban changes. These changes (i.e. population movements and densification of cities) are placing pressures on cities worldwide. Chapter 1 provides a background to these global pressures (i.e. population growth) and their implications. Chapter 2 looks closer at New York planning and introduces Sustainable City Principles (SCPs). Part II introduces nine selected neighborhoods within Manhattan and examines to what extent planning of these neighborhoods addresses the SCPs. For each chapter a neighborhood background is provided and results of the author's field survey are reviewed. Part III examines the selected neighborhoods within Brooklyn to determine to what extent planning of those neighborhoods addresses the SCPs. Part IV examines the last three neighborhoods (in Queens) and addresses the SCPs. Part V examines conclusions reached from examining the nine neighborhoods. These conclusions are used to determine the extent that the City Council (and the community) are addressing SCPs in planning neighborhoods. Finally, lessons learned from these conclusions are assessed for their relevance to planning neighborhoods anywhere in the world.

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