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Hooper, Douglas; Weitz, Philippa Karnac Books ePub


This protocol has been put together by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Forum for Primary Care after much consultation with training organisations, counsellors, supervisors and service providers.

It is intended to provide a framework for all parties to adhere to in the lead up to statutory registration and to be nationally adopted as the ‘acceptable standard’.

For employers and service managers it will provide clear guidance of the qualities, training and expertise required by counsellors working within primary care.

For students/trainees and trained counsellors it provides a framework of training that you need to achieve for competency to work in primary care.

This document should be read and used in conjunction with the Minimum Training Standards Protocol, also produced by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Forum for Primary Care.


A counsellor in primary care here refers to the setting of the work, not the initial training of the therapist. We recognise that counsellors in primary care come from a wide diversity and richness of backgrounds and do not have a homogenous initial training.

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Chapter 7 Applying Savings Group Principles to Other Development Initiatives

Ashe, Jeffrey Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

A lifetime in development has taught me that the only practical way to serve the poor at a scale that makes a difference is to tap villagers’ organizational acumen and aspirations for a better life. The skills that have enabled these villagers to survive exploitation, drought, and political adversity have been honed over centuries. In the face of uncertainty, their survival has always been “in their own hands.” The fight for survival goes beyond geographic areas and religions. Savings groups have been promoted with equal success across Muslim Africa, Buddhist Asia, and Catholic Latin America because the prudent management of financial resources is a universal need. This chapter shows that the principles underpinning successful savings groups—relevancy, simplicity, extraordinarily low cost, local control, no giveaways, and viral replication—can be applied across the development spectrum. Interventions in education, agricultural development, public health, business education, political advocacy, conflict resolution, and women’s empowerment can be designed to reflect these principles. Hope is power.

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SESSION 7th Workshop on Soft Computing in Image Procession and Computer Vision, SCIPCV

Hamid Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, Fernando G. Tinetti, Jane You CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. IP, Comp. Vision, and Pattern Recognition | IPCV'16 |






Dr. Gerald Schaefer

Dr. Iakov Korovin

ISBN: 1-60132-442-1, CSREA Press ©



Int'l Conf. IP, Comp. Vision, and Pattern Recognition | IPCV'16 |

ISBN: 1-60132-442-1, CSREA Press ©

Int'l Conf. IP, Comp. Vision, and Pattern Recognition | IPCV'16 |


Differential Evolution Algorithm-based Range Image

Registration with a Novel Point Descriptor

Taifeng Li, Liang Gao*, Quanke Pan, Peigen Li

The State Key Laboratory of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology

Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China

Abstract - Range image registration plays increasingly important role in a variety of research fields. In general, the registration results are sensitive to many practical factors, such as the sizes, geometries, and initial positions of the range images. This paper is such an attempt to register two range images with different sizes under complex initial situations.

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5 An Eleventh Hour Surprise

RushJr. Loving Indiana University Press ePub

As McClellan—now at the Central—watched the merger’s inevitable approach, he and the other junior officers of the two railroads grew increasingly apprehensive. Although they could not imagine its impact, they were about to be caught in the middle of the biggest debacle the transportation industry had ever experienced. For McClellan it would be a watershed that would determine everything he was to experience or do for the rest of his life.

If the Central had joined with the C&O–B&O and the Pennsy with the N&W, it would have created two competitive lines. Instead, they were being amalgamated out of fear, not from some grand dream of creating a better transport system. “I didn’t think it was a particularly good merger, but we were trapped into some kind of merger,” Perlman said later. They had too many tracks, too many yards, too much railroad, and they needed to cut back by consolidating. It did not seem normal for two such fierce competitors to join up. “Those of us inside the New York Central or Pennsy said, ‘This is an unnatural act! Not the way to go. This is crazy. It’s going to be a monopoly,’” said McClellan. In his view, railroads got lazy and unimaginative when they held monopolies.

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Session - Natural Language Processing and Related Methods

Hamid R. Arabnia; David de la Fuente; Elena B. Kozerenko; Peter M. LaMonica; Raymond A. Liuzzi; Todd Waskiewicz; George Jandieri; Ashu M. G. Solo; Ivan Nunes da Silva; Fernando G. Tinetti; and Fadi Thabtah (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF
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Chapter 5 Reef Zonation and Ecology: Veracruz Shelf and Campeche Bank

Tunnell, John W. Texas A&M University Press ePub


For decades, the ecology and zonation of coral reefs have dominated ecological studies in tropical regions of the world. Along with the geologic history of an area, physical environmental parameters govern ecological and geographical distribution of reef organisms. Benthic habitats and communities are usually similar and typical in various geographic regions, but understanding the reef types characteristic of any given region can be critical to understanding the ecological processes. Platform reefs are the characteristic reef type in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Coral reefs are generally classified by their shape and proximity to the shoreline. Major types include atoll reefs, shelf or platform reefs, fringing reefs, and barrier reefs. Atolls are the common reef structure in the central Pacific Ocean. These reefs are typically ring-shaped with a central lagoon and develop on igneous rock emerging from the deep ocean. Atolls often have emergent margins (reef flats and islands that are also known as keys or cays) and may also have patch reefs in their sediment-dominated lagoons. A shelf or platform reef is a reef bank emerging from a continental shelf rather than the deep ocean. Located near or far from the mainland coast, the reef platform may include a shallow lagoon with sand keys. In cross section, these reefs look like flat-topped mountains (Fig. 5.1), and when viewed from above, their outline is often ellipsoidal. Fringing reefs are found on or near the shoreline and are composed of only a reef front or forereef slope.

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CHAPTER 21: A New Bottom Line

Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

If there’s any group of people I talk to who immediately get what Take Back Your Time is all about, it’s career counselors and coaches. They see in their clients the toll that overwork (and choosing work for the money instead of the meaning it brings) takes in stress, burnout, and depression. From all around the country, many of them have volunteered to help make Take Back Your Time Day a powerful event, and several have asked if they might write about their experiences for this handbook, offering free advice to thousands of weary souls they might never meet in person. Among them are Larry Gaffin and Irene Myers, one a career counselor and the other a coach, who are my neighbors in a co-op apartment building in Seattle. Both told me that, whatever career counseling conferences they attend throughout the country, the problem of overwork is high on the agenda for discussion. —JdG

There is a half-conscious struggle going on in the hearts and minds of American workers. As career counselors and coaches who help people every day with key pieces of the life/work puzzle, we have become all too aware of the dimensions of this struggle. The current climate of overwork and overconsumption that prevails in this country has persuaded people to stay on the familiar treadmill, with their lives inextricably linked to a bottom line of credit card payments, bank accounts, and mortgages, believing that there is little latitude for change.

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Sharad Chauhan Laxmi Publications PDF





9.1. Major Runtime Elements Requiring


9.5. Dynamic Storage Management

9.5.1. Stack based Storage Management


9.2. Programmer and System Controlled

Storage Management

9.5.2. Heap Storage Management Scheme

9.3. Storage Management Phases

Heap Storage Management for Fixed Size elements

Heap Storage Management for Variable Size


9.4. Static Storage Management Technique

9.4.1. Advantages of Static Storage


9.4.2. Disadvantages of Static Storage

Allocation Scheme

Storage Management is a key area in the study of programming language, since it is tightly intertwined with the meaning of programs. Memory or storage is the area where data and instructions are stored. Storage management for data and instructions is one of the central concerns of the programmer, language implementor and language designer. There are various storage management techniques with the help of these techniques data is stored in memory.

In this chapter we are dealing with these storage management techniques and different terms related with storage management. We also discuss the various problems associated with storage management. Programmer is also deeply concerned with storage management and must design programs that use storage efficiently, the programmer is likely to have little direct control over storage. Runtime stack helps to clarify our understanding of how memory is organized to implement functions, a different memory area, called the heap, helps us to understand the runtime behaviour of dynamic objects.

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Dr. A. Jayakumaran Nair Laxmi Publications PDF
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Introduction from the Guest Editors: Focus: Legal Issues & Ownership

Collections Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Objects do not exist in a vacuum. For instance, the topic of an object’s ownership is a source of perpetual debate. The means by which the value of collections is determined or utilized are vital subjects in the collections field. Art, historical artifacts, stolen and looted works, items held for public trust have inherent value, competing claims upon ownership, maintenance and upkeep needs, and intricate legalities that affect all such matters. As such, legal issues surrounding ownership and value can be contradictory, misapplied, or inadequately applicable to dynamic situations. They are also simply fascinating to consider. Ownership and ancillary related concerns are affected by everything ranging from non-binding regulatory matters to major international law. For today’s museum and archives professionals, a well-rounded familiarity with the legal concerns surrounding ownership is vital.

This focus issue of the journal offers practical knowledge and thorough perspective to help readers understand the varieties and range of ownership. The essays address ownership as it relates to nested institutions, the validity of appraisals, acquisition of natural history specimens, and international law with regard to looted Chinese cultural property. Reviews of relevant scholarly works add to the overall picture in the current landscape. Throughout this issue of the journal, commodification and financial pressure are part and parcel of the legal concerns and ethical issues brought to bear in these case studies. Together, all of the contributions highlight the need for responsible modern actions, established rules and regulations of ownership, creative solutions to problems that seem unsolvable, and a willingness to consider nuance.

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Yogyata Jain Laxmi Publications PDF
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Michelin Travel & Lifestyle ePub



Cuba has more than 1,600 cays and islands, strung out like a coral necklace along its lengthy coastline. They are grouped in a series of archipelagos with names like the Colorados, Jardines de la Reina, and Canarreos. A rich wildlife has found refuge on this constellation of cays, where mangrove swamps alternate with beaches of the whitest sand. These are places where the modern world can be left behind, where relaxation rules and there is nothing more to do than swim out to the vibrant tropical fish or a coral reef.

Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth) is the largest island in the Canarreos Archipelago and is home to lobster, shark and finfish fisheries that contribute to Cuba’s economy. Its strategic location in the Caribbean made it a popular pirate hideout, hosting such notorious figures such as Francis Drake and Henry Morgan. This pristine, unspoiled land is also believed to have been the main inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous book, Treasure Island.

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25. Does Archaeology Support the Bible?

Ken Ham Master Books ePub


Does Archaeology Support the Bible?


It is a biblical principle that matters of testimony should be established by the mouths of two or three witnesses. According to Hebrew law, no person could be found guilty of an offence without properly attested evidence from witnesses, even though this law was put aside at the trial of Jesus.

When it comes to the Word of God, a similar principle is demonstrated from the modern science of archaeology. We are told in Psalm 85:11, Truth shall spring out of the earth, and in Psalm 119:89, Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Gods Word is sure. It outlasts human generations, and in His own time God vindicates its truth. This puts Gods Word in a unique category: it is the other side of the two-way communication pattern between God and man. Mans speech distinguishes him uniquely from all the animals, and Gods written Word distinguishes His special communication to man as immeasurably superior to all other supposed revelations.

According to that biblical principle of two or three witnesses, we shall now select evidences that support the truth and accuracy of Gods Word. In every area, the evidence has been forthcoming: God has vindicated His Word, and His Book is a genuine writing, with prophecies and revelation that must be taken seriously. His Book is unique because it is His Book.

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16. Dialogue: The Power of Collective Thinking

Jaworski, Joseph Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

From time to time, (the) tribe (gathered) in a circle.
They just talked and talked and talked, apparently to no purpose.
They made no decisions. There was no leader. And everybody could
participate. There may have been wise men or wise women who were
listened to a bit more—the older ones—but everybody could talk.
The meeting went on, until it finally seemed to stop for no reason at all and
the group dispersed. Yet after that, everybody seemed to know what to do,
because they understood each other so well. Then they could get together
in smaller groups and do something or decide things.

—David Bohm, On Dialogue

Bohm had shared with me in London an explicit mental model of the way he believed the world works and the way he believed human beings learn and think. To Bohm it was clear that humans have an innate capacity for collective intelligence. They can learn and think together, and this collaborative thought can lead to coordinated action. We are all connected and operate within living fields of thought and perception. The world is not fixed but is in constant flux; accordingly, the future is not fixed, and so can be shaped. Humans possess significant tacit knowledge—we know more than we can say. The question to be resolved is how to remove the blocks and tap into that knowledge in order to create the kind of future we all want.

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Buster, Noreen A. Texas A&M University Press ePub

Great Contrasts and Significant Transitions

Albert C. Hine and Stanley D. Locker

The Florida Gulf of Mexico shelf is ~900 km long (following the 75 m bathymetric line) and passes through 6.5 of latitude (~700 km), ranges from 25 to 250 km wide and features a broad range of seafloor morphologies, bathymetric gradients, sediment types, benthic biology communities, hardbottom exposures, paleo sea-level indicators, reefs and reefal structures, and paleofluvialpaleo-deltaic activity (Fig. 7.1). The shelf can be segmented into 2 end members: (1) a siliciclastic and sand-dominated northwest shelf off the Florida Panhandle, which has been significantly influenced by rivers and river deltas, and (2) a carbonate-dominated shelf off the southwestern Florida Peninsula with reefs, inner-shelf carbonate muds, outer-shelf skeletal sands, and lithified, submerged calcarenitic (ooliticskeletal grainstones) paleo-shorelines. The portion in between is a vast transition zone that has been starved of both siliciclastic and carbonate sediments and features extensively exposed Neogene-age limestone hardbottom. This hardbottom has been shaped by surficial and subterranean karst processes during sea-level lowstands and marine bioerosion during marine flooding events.

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