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Hydroponics – Sustainable ... WHY HYDROPONICS: DO YOU KNOW. WHERE ... 1,400,000. 1,600,000. 1,800,000. 2,000,000. 1991. 2001. Cucumber. Tomato. Hydroponics – Sustainable st Century Agriculture for the 21 Richard Tyson University of Florida / Orange County Extension WHY HYDROPONICS: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR FOOD COMES FROM ? LOCAL FOODS Food security Economic security Food safety Socially responsible Environmentally responsible The local foods movement - Lovavores Sourcing locally grown food is now just as important as sourcing organically grown foods – FreshPointe Regional Sales Manager, Orlando Homegrown Coop - Local Food Cooperative Local Harvest website http://www.localharvest.org/ Hydroponics : Definition • Growing plants without soil in a liquid or soilless media with a mineral nutrient solution
Apple believes that improving the environmental performance of our business starts with our products. The careful environmental management of our products throughout their life cycles includes controlling the quantity and types of materials used in their manufacture, improving their energy eﬃciency, and designing them for better recyclability. The information below details the environmental performance of the 11-inch MacBook Air as it relates to climate change, energy eﬃciency, material eﬃciency, and restricted substances.1. Greenhouse gas emissions have an impact on the planet’s balance of land, ocean, and air temperatures. Most of Apple’s corporate greenhouse gas emissions come from the production, transport, use, and recycling of its products. Apple seeks to minimize greenhouse gas emissions by setting stringent design-related goals for material and energy eﬃciency. The chart below provides the estimated greenhouse gas emissions for the 11-inch MacBook Air over its life cycle. Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 11-inch MacBook Air Recycling, 1% Transport, 5% The 11-inch MacBook Air is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact: Production, 75% Customer use, 19% • Arsenic-free display glass • Mercury-free LED-backlit display • Brominated flame retardant–free Total greenhouse gas emissions: 320 kg CO2e • PVC-free2 • Recyclable aluminum enclosure Meets ENERGY STAR® Version 5.2 requirements Achieves a Gold rating from EPEAT3 Energy Eﬃciency Because one of the largest portions of product-related greenhouse gas emissions results from actual use, energy efficiency is a key part of each product’s design. Apple products use powerefficient components, and software that intelligently powers them down during periods of inactivity. The result is that MacBook Air is energy efficient right out of the box. The 11-inch MacBook Air outperforms the stringent requirements of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers Version 5.2. Using only 5.9W in idle with the display on, it consumes less power than any Mac, and consumes 49 percent less energy than the original MacBook Air. The following table details power consumed in diﬀerent use modes. Power Consumption for 11-inch MacBook Air Mode
Institution Information Name of Institution Providence College Address 1 Cunningham Square Providence, Rhode Island 02918 http://www.providence.edu/academics/departments/professional-studies/Pages/default.aspx (401) 865-2247 Dr. Brian McCadden, Dean of the School of Professional Studies email@example.com Webpage Telephone Education Program Contact E-Mail Address Program Information Program Type Undergraduate Degree Graduate Degree Non-degree Certification BA, BS MAT, MAT: Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT),MED, CAGS Teacher Certification Program Approved Program Certification Areas Program Level Date of Approval Program Type Initial Teacher Certification Areas All Grades Music Education Elementary Education Middle Grades English Middle Grades Mathematics Middle Grades Science Middle Grades Social Studies Secondary Grades Biology Secondary Grades Chemistry Secondary Grades English Secondary Grades French PK-12 1-6 5-8 5-8 5-8 5-8 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 Current Expiration Undergraduate 2001 1989 2000 2000 2000 2000 1979 1979 1979 1979 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 X X X X X X X X X X Graduate X X X X X X X X NonDegree X X X X X Secondary Grades History Secondary Grades Italian Secondary Grades Mathematics Secondary Grades Physics Secondary Grades Spanish Special Education: Elementary/Middle Special Education: Middle/Secondary 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 K-8 7-12 1979 1979 1979 2006 1979 1979 1979 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Administrator Certification Areas Building Principal PK-12 1986 2010 2014 X Support Professional Certification Area Reading Specialist/ Consultant School Counselor PK-12 PK-12 2006 1989 2010 2010 2014 2014 X X X X X X X
Grinding Machines Module Outcome Summary Information Instructional Area Machine Tool Instructional Level Apprentice Organization WTCS-Wisconsin Technical College System, State Machine Tool Apprenticeship Advisory Committee Development Date 11/07/2001 Course Description This module focuses on the terminology, construction and operations of grinding machines in the metalworking industry. Be aware that in-depth information regarding cutting tools, hardware and hand tools will be addressed in their own modules. Efforts shoud be made to reference information found in other modules in order to assist the apprentice in the application and assimilation of information. Competencies 1. Advocate safe grinding machine practices Conditions and Criteria Competence will be demonstrated: • by defending a friend and fellow machinist who was injured by NOT following safety precautions Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: • learner lists at least 10 safety precautions related to grinding machines • learner can cite at least 5 potential hazards related to grinding machines • learner explains the importance of good shop keeping procedures Learning objectives What you will learn as you master the competency: a. List and explain precautions for protection of : eye, ears, hands, fingers, feet b. Identify specific safety violations c. Explain the ways in which clothing can be a source of hazard near a grinding machine d. Describe how you would respond to a potentially unsafe situation or condition e. Explain the possible effects of NOT completing specific shop keeping practices f. Describe shopkeeping practices outlined in the text g. Relate a safety "war" story 2. Analyze machine tool capabilities by type and construction Conditions and Criteria Competence will be demonstrated: • justify the choice of grinding machine for a given operation Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: • justification addresses multiple machine components (wheel size, size and style of work area, spindle location etc.) • justification follows a logical sequence • justification incorporates safe work practices Learning objectives What you will learn as you master the competency: a. Identify the major components of a grinding machine b. Identify the major types of grinding machines (internal, surface, cylindrical, tool and cutter, etc) c. Identify various machining operations performed on a grinding machine (slots, profile, taper, etc.) d. Review the safety concerns related to grinding machines e. Recognize the need for following recommended lubrication and maintenance schedules 3. Distinguish properties of abrasives Conditions and Criteria You will demonstrate your competence: • justify the selection of an abrasive for a given operation Your performance will be successful when: • justification incorporates safe grinding practices • justification recognizes efficiency in application • justification recognizes the properties of the abrasive Learning objectives What you will learn as you master the competency: a. Identify natural abrasives b. Identify synthetic abrasives c. Compare the general applications of natural and synthetic abrasives d. Characterize the importance of grain properties in grinding applications 4. Select the grinding wheel Conditions and Criteria You will demonstrate your competence: • justify the selection of a grinding wheel for a given piece part and/or operation Your performance will be successful when: • justification incorporates safe grinding practices • justification recognizes efficiency of application • justification recognizes factors involved in selection (piece part material and hardness, finish requirement, etc.) o justification incorporates information regarding the selection of wheel components Learning objectives What you will learn as you master the competency: a. Review safety concerns specific to grinding wheels b. Review types and styles of grinding wheels c. Recognize factors affecting wheel selection d. Identify the components of a grinding wheel (grit size, bond, grade, structure) e. Explain the purpose of the standard wheel symbol and marking system used in industry f. Review speed and feed applications to a variety of grinding machine applications g. Explain the process of balancing a grinding wheel h. Explain the process of truing a grinding wheel i. Differentiate between truing and dressing a grinding wheel
Name Address Phone Email RESEARCH INTERESTS Distribute Systems Control Robust Decentralization Control Mechantronics and Artificial Intelligence Optimization and Robust Control Robotics and Control Precision Engineering Intelligent Control Metrology Automation Applied Nonlinear Control System Identification Vibration Analysis and Control TEACHING INTERESTS Kinematics and Dynamics Feedback Control Mechatronics Nonlinear Control Introduction to Robotics Vibration Analysis and Control Optimization and System Identification Robust Control EDUCATION Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2003 Dissertation Title: Modeling and Control of a Flexible Cable System Overall GPA: 3.43/4.0. Major GPA: 3.52 M.S. in Precision Instrument Engineering, Tianjin University, 2000 Thesis Title: A Novel Design of Highway Retroreflector Measurement Devise. Overall GPA: 82.35/100. Major GPA: 87.1/100 B.S. in Precision Instrument Engineering, Tianjin University, 1994 Thesis Title: Research on the Microcomputer Controlled Pressure Measuring System. B.A. minor in Humanities and Social Sciences, Tianjin University, 1994 Thesis Title: The Position of Futurology in the History of Western Philosophy. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Research Assistant, University of Delaware, 2002-2003 • Developed the model for compliant cable systems with varying cable lengths. • Designed a Lyapunov controller to suppress the vibration of cables. The controller guaranteed the stability of the system and assured the goal of the slider. • Designed a robust controller on the experimentally identified model using H control and LQG/miniMax methodology. • Conducted experiments on flexible six order-of-freedom cable suspended robots using dSPACE 1103 systems with real-time workshop, where the differential flatness theory was applied to calculate the positive tension inputs. • Designed an EKG measurement device for laboratory instruments class. Intern Researcher, Australia Defense Force Academy, 2002 • Designed and successfully implemented robust controller for a flexible cable transporter system, and dramatically reduced the residual vibration. • Derived the model of flexible cable systems using subspace identification t theory. NAME Page 2 of 6 Research Assistant, Tianjin University 1997-2000 • Designed an automatic retroreflector measuring device including mechanical design, electrical circuit design, and optical system for highway applications. • Directed two undergraduate students’ research and supervised their thesis. • Composed the funding proposals which amounted to $50,000. • Taught undergraduate class, supervised experiments and graded assignments. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Graduate Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2001-2001. • Maintained the homepage for the department, using HTML/mSQL languages. • Led group discussions, prepared the experiment instrumentation, graded their assignments, and video recording presentations for the senior design 2000 class. Assistant Lecturer for introductory electronics experiment, Tianjin University • Preparation of the experimental procedure, setup of the experimental apparatus, providing the introduction of the experiment, responding to their questions they encountered in the experiment, and grading their reports. • Students rated my lecture 4.5 out of 5 point scale. INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE Intern Software Engineer, Zhongxing Communication Inc, Shanghai, 2000. • Developed one module of switchboard software for fee-charging purpose. Project Leader, Daewoo Company, Seoul, 1996-1997. • Directed and administrated the training process of a fifteen-member group. • Exhibited leadership while enhancing teamwork to achieve stated goals. Mechanical Design Engineer, Qingdao Brown-Sharpe Inc., 1994-1996. • Conceptualized and designed prototype of Coordinate Measuring Machine. • Conducted FEM/FEA of the frame and the outer cover of the CMMs. • Enhanced the frame rigidity and the measurement accuracy dramatically by proposing novel ideas and improving previous design. COMPUTER SKILLS Operating Systems: Computer Languages: Scientific Applications: Technical Drawing: Office Applications: Internet Development: Database: ...
There are just a few weeks to go until the FIFA U-17 World Cup kicks off in Mexico. This 14th edition of the tournament will not only be a showcase for the football stars of tomorrow, but will also mark a milestone in the history of the FIFA Quality Concept for Football Turf, which since 2001 has set reliable quality standards for football turf pitches worldwide. Apart from being some of the most admired football stars in the world today, Alessandro Del Piero, Francesco Totti, Iker Casillas, Ronaldinho, Nwankwo Kanu, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas have something else in common, too: they all made their international debuts at the finals of a FIFA U-17 World Cup. And it will be no different this year, when the 24 best U-17 teams come together in Mexico from 18 June to 10 July 2011 to compete for the title of world champions. Once again, the focus will be on up-and-coming young players, who will use the tournament as a springboard for their international careers. The players will have come a long way from their first tentative kick-abouts to playing in the biggest, most famous stadiums in the world. FIFA RECOMMENDED football turf ensures equal conditions – wherever, whenever In comparison to their footballing heroes, many of today’s young players often already have experience playing on high-quality football turf from an early age. Football turf is being used increasingly around the world, particularly in areas where the consistent maintenance and care of natural grass is not possible because of climatic conditions or is simply not feasible from a financial point of view. As well as providing the operators of pitches for community or professional use with a series of advantages, high-quality football turf particularly benefits the players. Not least, it means that they can train continuously in the same conditions wherever they are in the world. That all players are given the same chances also benefits youth development. Football turf has been a feature of the FIFA U-17 World Cup for some time now. As far back as 2005, at the U-17 World Cup in Peru, all 32 matches were played on modern, FIFA-certified football turf pitches. As part of its commitment to quality assurance for football turf, FIFA paid particular attention to that tournament in Peru, and it was used as the benchmark for other matches on natural turf. In addition to the players’ opinions on the playability of the pitches, which were resoundingly positive, even among those players with no previous experience of playing on artifical turf, a number of other factors were taken into account. For example, the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) compared all the matches in Peru with previous U-17 World Cups. The results are testament to the advances made in the area of football turf, with both the number and type of injuries almost exactly the same as those incurred on natural grass. The findings of further medical studies have also yet to reveal any significant differences between the two types of playing surface....
Artificial turf has been around now for several decades. It can be argued that artificial turf was originally developed to address the limitations of natural grass. However, the earliest versions were not designed for football and changed the game dramatically. Therefore, football never thoroughly embraced the idea of high-level competition matches on artificial surfaces. The breakthrough came when manufacturers started to develop surfaces specifically designed for football. Manufacturers have now developed a turf that mirrors real grass. In order to get away from the short, tightly packed matting of the earlier generation, nowadays, the concept is to produce longer and more thinly spaced tufts and most of the systems are infilled with sand for support and rubber granules to give bounce. This newest generation of artificial turf has proven to be the most favourable for football to date. FIFA realised that, as the game’s global popularity increases, so the climate plays a greater part in limiting its development. Players in countries at the extreme ends of the temperature range will not necessarily benefit from the predominanace of natural grass turf. With the deployment of football turf, FIFA has recognised the enormous benefits artificial pitches would bring to the global development of football, not only because artificial turf can be used in more extreme climates, but because where a pitch is used intensively it can be used almost 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Due to the numerous manufacturers and installers involved worldwide, all using slightly different systems, the performance of artificial pitches could be extremely variable. Therefore FIFA, as the world governing body of football, wants to ensure that there is a recognised international standard for football turf pitches and in 2001 introduced, the FIFA Quality Concept for Football Turf. This quality testing scheme uses real turf as its benchmark and awards the FIFA RECOMMENDED Marks to those pitches that meet the very stringent quality criteria. FIFA now feels it is appropriate to use “Football Turf“ as the designation for products installed as part of the FIFA Quality Concept. The main reasons for this are because it emphasizes the high-quality pitches that are certified as part of the programme and because the playing characteristics on “Football Turf“ mirror the quality of natural grass pitches, which is required to play the game on a very high level.
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Al Qaeda (AQ) has evolved into a significantly different terrorist organization than the one that perpetrated the September 11, 2001, attacks. At the time, Al Qaeda was composed mostly of a core cadre of veterans of the Afghan insurgency against the Soviet Union, with a centralized leadership structure made up mostly of Egyptians. Most of the organization’s plots either emanated from the top or were approved by the leadership. Some analysts describe pre-9/11 Al Qaeda as akin to a corporation, with Osama Bin Laden acting as an agile Chief Executive Officer issuing orders and soliciting ideas from subordinates. Some would argue that the Al Qaeda of that period no longer exists. Out of necessity, due to pressures from the security community, in the ensuing years it has transformed into a diffuse global network and philosophical movement composed of dispersed nodes with varying degrees of independence. The core leadership, headed by Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, is thought to live in the mountainous tribal belt of northwest Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, where it continues to train operatives, recruit, and disseminate propaganda. But Al Qaeda franchises or affiliated groups active in countries such as Yemen and Somalia now represent critical power centers in the larger movement. Some affiliates receive money, training, and weapons; others look to the core leadership in Pakistan for strategic guidance, theological justification, and a larger narrative of global struggle. Over the past year senior government officials have assessed the trajectory of Al Qaeda to be “less centralized command and control, (with) no clear center of gravity, and likely rising and falling centers of gravity, depending on where the U.S. and the international focus is for that period.” While a degraded corporate Al Qaeda may be welcome news to many, a trend has emerged over the past few years that some view as more difficult to detect, if not potentially more lethal. The Al Qaeda network today also comprises semi-autonomous or self radicalized actors, who often have only peripheral or ephemeral ties to either the core cadre in Pakistan or affiliated groups elsewhere. According to U.S. officials Al Qaeda cells and associates are located in over 70 countries. Sometimes these individuals never leave their home country but are radicalized with the assistance of others who have traveled abroad for training and indoctrination through the use of modern technologies. In many ways, the dispersion of Al Qaeda affiliates fits into the larger strategy of Bin Laden and his associates. They have sought to serve as the vanguard of a religious movement that inspires Muslims and other individuals aspiring to join a jihadi movement to help defend and purify Islam through violent means. The name “Qaeda” means “base” or “foundation,” upon which its members hope to build a robust, geographically diverse network. Understanding the origins of Al Qaeda, its goals, current activities, and prospective future pursuits is key to developing sound U.S. strategies, policies, and programs. Appreciating the adaptive nature of Al Qaeda as a movement and the ongoing threat it projects onto U.S. global security interests assists in many facets of the national security enterprise, including securing the homeland; congressional legislative process and oversight; alignment of executive branch resources and coordination efforts; and prioritization of foreign assistance. The focus of this report is on the history of Al Qaeda, known (or attributed) actions and suspected capabilities of the organization and non-aligned entities, and an analysis of select regional Al Qaeda affiliates. This report may be updated as events warrant. Congressional Research Service Al Qaeda and Affiliates