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This review was originally written for my Calculus I class but it should be accessible to anyone needing a review in some basic algebra and trig topics. The review contains the occasional comment about how a topic will/can be used in a calculus class. If you aren’t in a calculus class you can ignore these comments. I don’t cover all the topics that you would see in a typical Algebra or Trig class, I’ve mostly covered those that I feel would be most useful for a student in a Calculus class although I have included a couple that are not really required for a Calculus class. These extra topics were included simply because the do come up on occasion and I felt like including them. There are also, in all likelihood, a few Algebra/Trig topics that do arise occasionally in a Calculus class that I didn’t include. Because this review was originally written for my Calculus students to use as a test of their algebra and/or trig skills it is generally in the form of a problem set. The solution to the first problem in a set contains detailed information on how to solve that particular type of problem. The remaining solutions are also fairly detailed and may contain further required information that wasn’t given in the first problem, but they probably won’t contain explicit instructions or reasons for performing a certain step in the solution process. It was my intention in writing the solutions to make them detailed enough that someone needing to learn a particular topic should be able to pick the topic up from the solutions to the problems. I hope that I’ve accomplished this.
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January 2014 Delta Says No to Phone Calls During Flights The jury is still out on the Federal Communications Commission's decision to lift the ban on allowing passengers to make phone calls during flights. According to a poll conducted by CNET, 80 percent of the 2,051 individuals who responded say no to the question "Do you want in‐flight cell phone calls?" It seems as though Delta has paid attention to responses like this to the recent news of the possible lift of the ban. In an official memo to Delta employees, CEO Richard Anderson said "Delta will not allow cellular calls or internet‐based voice communications on‐board Delta or Delta Connection flights." Anderson also mentioned their customer research and direct feedback from frequent flyers tells them allowing voice calls during flights would ruin travelers' flight experiences. Delta is a company on the progressive front when it comes to bettering the flying experience for its passengers. This notion is backed up by the company's quick response to the FAA allowing electronic devices to be used during all phases of flights (from gate to gate). Delta was the first airline to file their plan with the FAA. Pre‐Check Application Process Launched by TSA and Customs and Border Protection agency announces Global Entry Program for International Travelers in the U.S. On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched a public‐facing "Pre‐Check" airport screening program enrollment process. Since the Tuesday announcement, travelers in the Indianapolis area are able to apply and complete background interviews at the application center at Indianapolis International Airport (IND). The TSA plans to open additional application centers in the New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles areas. The overall plan for the application centers is for the TSA to open 300 across the United States.
Closing Remarks and Coffee Dr. Bonaventure Rutinwa is Coordinator of the International Migration Management Programme at the University of Dar Es Salaam. He holds among other qualifications, a doctorate in international law from the University of Oxford. Presently, he is a senior lecturer in the faculty of law at the University of Dar Es Salaam. He has also been a consultant on humanitarian policy to several organisations including UNHCR, OAU and the Commonwealth Secretariat. as the coordinating institution of the EMMIR consortium, our university has been granted its first Erasmus Mundus Master Course, the „European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations“ (EMMIR). It is also the first AfricanEuropean Master Programme in Migration Studies – and currently the only Erasmus Mundus Master Course coordinated in Lower Saxony. EMMIR will provide state of the art education in migration studies, facilitated by seven partner universities in Africa and Europe and a global network of academics in the field. Furthermore, it will contribute strongly to the further internationalisation of the participating institutions. We invite you to celebrate the official opening of EMMIR with us on Friday, 23 September 2011. You are welcome to meet representatives from all partner universities and the 26 EMMIR students who took up their studies in early September. It is our pleasure and honour to welcome you at the opening of this special study programme. Yours sincerely, Prof. Dr. Karen Ellwanger Dean, School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Fourth meeting of the EUROPEAN INTEGRATION FORUM Brussels, 6-7 December 2010 European Economic and Social Committee – rue Belliard 99, room JDE 52 Programme Monday 6 December – room JDE 521 8.30 – 9.20 R egistration of participants 9.30 – 10.00 Opening session Chaired by Staffan Nilsson, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Opening speeches • Stefano Manservisi, Director General of DG Home Affairs, European Commission • Mercedes Bresso, President of the Committee of the Regions 10.00 – 11.00 Dialogue speakers-participants 11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break 11.30 – 12.30 P lenary session ‘ Active participation of migrants and strong commitment by the host society: The two-way process beyond words’, chaired by Marta Cygan, Director of Immigration and Asylum, DG Home Affairs, European Commission • Aygül Özkan, Minister for Social Affairs of Lower Saxony, Germany • Peter Bossman, Mayor of Piran, Slovenia • P resentation of the EESC study on national integration forums, by Thomas Huddleston, Migration Policy Group 12.30 – 13.00 Debate 13.00 – 14.30 Lunch nterpretation available from EN, FR, DE, ES, NL, SV into EN, FR, DE, ES I 1 14.30 – 18.30 Roundtables Roundtable A (room JDE 52) Roundtable B (room JDE 53) Moderator: Eva Schultz, European Moderator: Sukhdev Sharma, EESC Commission Roundtable C (room JDE 60) Moderator: Xavier Verboven, EESC Roundtable D (room JDE 61) Moderator: Brenda King, EESC Rapporteur: Eva-Maria Asari, Estonian Cooperation Assembly Rapporteur: Issah Huseini, New Communities Partnership, Ireland Rapporteur: Tarafa Baghajati, Platform for Intercultural Europe Rapporteur: Marco Perolini, European Youth Forum Facilitator: Josep Maria Felip, Valencian Region, Spain Facilitator: Doris Peschke, Churches’ Facilitator: Said Darwane, Union Commission for Migrants in Europe nationale des syndicats autonomes, France Facilitator: Michael Van der Cammen, German Employment Agency Interpretation: From EN, FR, ES, IT, DE into EN FR DE Interpretation: From EN, FR, ES, IT, DE into EN FR ES Interpretation: From EN, FR, ES, IT, DE into EN FR Interpretation: From EN, FR, ES, IT, DE into EN FR IT Topics for discussion (same topics for all roundtables): 14.30 – 16.15 First session: ‘Strong commitment by the host society’ 16.15 – 16.45 Coffee break 16.45 – 18.30 Second session ‘Active participation of migrants’ (including preparation of conclusions by each roundtable – 30 min) 18.30 Reception hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee Tuesday 7 December – room JDE 522 9.15 – 10.00 P resentation of the new platform on the European Web Site on Integration for information exchange between Forum participants 10.00 – 11.00 Conclusions session, chaired by Ann Singleton, University of Bristol Presentation of conclusions by the four rapporteurs.
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Berlin News: Hong Kong’s Secretary for Food and Health Visited Germany Dr York Chow, Secretary for Food and Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, visited Germany to inform himself about the latest developments in the country’s health care sector. Dr Chow met with Mrs Aygül Özkan, Minister for Social Affairs, Women, Family, Health and Integration in Lower Saxony on 19 May. They briefed each other on health policy in Hong Kong and Germany respectively. Both health care systems are challenged by an aging population and thus, increasing costs in the future. The ministers emphasised that new technologies have to be introduced in the health sector to guarantee a high standard of medical treatment and efficiency without placing excessive burden on government expenditure. Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin Address: Jägerstrasse 33, 10117, Berlin Telephone: +49 (0) 30 22 66 77 22 8 Fax: +49 (0) 30 22 66 77 2 88 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.hketoberlin.gov.hk Visit Hong Kong and its pavilion in the World Expo 2010 Shanghai! www.hkexpo2010.gov.hk Dr Chow also visited the Hannover Medical School. He met with the School’s President Professor Dr Dieter Bitter-Suermann. Dr Chow also visited a number fo research units of the School. He met with Professor Heiko von der Leyen, Chief Executive Officer of the Hannover Clinical Trial Centre (HCTC) and received a briefing on clinical trial and stem cell therapy. He further met with Mr Tilman Fabian, Chief Executive Officer of the Cluster of Excellence in Regenerative Biology and Reconstructive Therapies (REBIRTH) and was briefed on REBIRTH’s training programmes and its interdisciplinary approach. Apart from Hannover, Dr Chow also visited Bad Kötzting in Bavaria on 15 May. He visited the TMC Clinic Kötzting. It is the first German clinic for traditional Chinese medicine. The clinic, with 80 hospital beds, was set up in 1991 under a joint project by the cooperation between Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a German entrepreneur. The clinic renders therapeutical services in the form of hospital treatment.
This concentration prepares students for transfer to the Rhode Island College Computer Science program. Requirements allow students to earn an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Computer Programming at CCRI but also include courses required to meet requirements of the RIC Computer Science degree. Students paying full-time tuition at CCRI can take RIC courses for no additional cost. See page 27 regarding the inter-institutional agreement. Important: All students must obtain a grade of at least “C” in all computer course requirements and must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Note: Since RIC’s current registration policy does not allow for special consideration of CCRI students, each student is responsible for enrolling himself/herself during the RIC enrollment open period; since the RIC class size is limited, to avoid being shut out of a course, it is recommended that the students enroll in RIC courses as soon as enrollment opens; RIC courses are not usually offered in the evening or online. IMPORTANT — Many courses require: • Prerequisite: course must be completed successfully PRIOR to enrollment; • Corequisite: course must be taken at same time; • Testing: (ACCUPLACER or other placement test) helps determine course placement; See course descriptions at the back of the catalog for details. RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE : Course sequence and prerequisites for major courses are under review. See Computer Studies department faculty for guidance.
To obtain a position as a legislative assistant SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Intelligent, motivated, and personable individual seeks a full-time career opportunity that utilizes extensive academic and pre-professional experience while employing excellent research, writing, and presentation skills. EDUCATION Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, New Jersey Candidate for Bachelor of Arts degree, May 2009 Major: Political Science GPA 3.7/ 4.0 HONORS AND AWARDS Ramapo College Dean’s List, Academic Excellence, Spring 2007- present Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Leadership Honors, May 5, 2008 Francis J. Dwyer Memorial Scholarship, Academic Excellence/Community Service, April 24, 2007 RELEVANT COURSEWORK Senior Seminar: Election Year Business & Society Political Science Seminar Public Policy Critical Thinking State & Local Government ASSOCIATED RESEARCH PROJECTS “Political Chess: Nationalizing the District Method as the Standard for the Electoral College” 2008 “Enemies of State: A European Political Spectrum from the French Revolution to Nazi Germany” 2007 COMPUTER SKILLS Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet; Experienced with IBM PCs RELATED EXPERIENCE Office of State Senator Joseph Kyrillos, Jr., Middletown, New Jersey Legislative Intern April 2008-present • Advise constituent callers on governmental services and political issues • Implement a computer-based library information system • Expedite recognition letter for high school graduates within the district OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE Trivett’s Sunoco, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey Service Station Manager June 2006-September 2007 • Supervised daily operations of automotive service station and provided customer service • Maintained up-to-date records of all customer repair orders, billed services, and inventory prices • Scheduled automotive service repair appointments and performed mechanical services VOLUNTEER SERVICE Atlantic Highlands Fire Department, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey Volunteer Firefighter September 2007-present • Provide fire protection for residents and their property • Special Certifications: Haz-Mat First Responder; WMD Emergency De-con • Top 10 Call Club Award (Ranked #5 for total alarm calls responded to in 2007), ...
Human interference with the climate system is occurring,1 and climate change poses risks for human and natural systems (Figure SPM.1). The assessment of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability in the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (WGII AR5) evaluates how patterns of risks and potential benefits are shifting due to climate change. It considers how impacts and risks related to climate change can be reduced and managed through adaptation and mitigation. The report assesses needs, options, opportunities, constraints, resilience, limits, and other aspects associated with adaptation. Climate change involves complex interactions and changing likelihoods of diverse impacts. A focus on risk, which is new in this report, supports decision-making in the context of climate change, and complements other elements of the report. People and societies may perceive or rank risks and potential benefits differently, given diverse values and goals. Compared to past WGII reports, the WGII AR5 assesses a substantially larger knowledge base of relevant scientific, technical, and socioeconomic literature. Increased literature has facilitated comprehensive assessment across a broader set of topics and sectors, with expanded coverage of human systems, adaptation, and the ocean. See Background Box SPM.1.2 Section A of this summary characterizes observed impacts, vulnerability and exposure, and adaptive responses to date. Section B examines future risks and potential benefits. Section C considers principles for effective adaptation and the broader interactions among adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development. Background Box SPM.2 defines central concepts, and Background Box SPM.3 introduces terms used to convey the degree of certainty in key findings. Chapter references in brackets and in footnotes indicate support for findings, figures, and tables. Figure SPM.1: Illustration of the core concepts of the WGII AR5. Risk of climate-related impacts results from the interaction of climate-related hazards (including hazardous events and trends) with the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems. Changes in both the climate system (left) and socioeconomic processes including adaptation and mitigation (right) are drivers of hazards, exposure, and vulnerability. [19.2, Figure 19-1]...
Prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change by ... Throughout the next century and beyond, global climate change will have significant effects on. William E. Easterling III P E N N S Y LVA N I A S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y Brian H. Hurd N E W M E X I C O S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y Joel B. Smith S T R AT U S C O N S U LT I N G I N C . + Coping with Global climate change T h e Ro l e o f A d a p t a t i o n i n t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s P r e p a r e d f o r t h e Pe w C e n t e r o n G l o b a l C l i m a t e C h a n g e by William E. Easterling III P E N N S Y LVA N I A S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y Brian H. Hurd N E W M E X I C O S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y Joel B. Smith S T R AT U S C O N S U LT I N G I N C . June 2004 Contents Foreword ii Executive Summary I. Introduction iii 1 A. Climate Change, Impacts, and Adaptation 1 3 Changes in Human Adaptive Capacity 6 B. Adaptation Concepts and Definitions C. II. What History Tells Us About Adaptation to Climate Variability A. Crop Translocation: Winter Wheat in the United States 8 8 B. Resource Substitution in Response to Scarcity: 10 Sea-Level Rise Analogue: The Rising Great Salt Lake 11 Case Study Lessons 12 Dryland for Irrigated Agriculture in the Great Plains C. D. 14 Reactive Adaptation as Assessed in Quantitative Studies 14 Effectiveness of Reactive Adaptation—General Findings 16 III. Reactive Adaptation: How Successful Will It Be? A. B. IV. The Case for Proactive Adaptation A. Knowledge and Learning + 24 25 25 26 B. Risk and Disaster Management and Response C. Infrastructure Planning and Development D. Institutional Design and Reform 26 E. Increased Flexibility of Sensitive Managed and Unmanaged Systems F. Avoidance of “Maladaptations” 29 30 + 30 The Role of Public Policy 31 G. Technological Innovation H. 32 35 V. Conclusions References i Coping with Global climate change