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Disciplines: Government. A government is the organization, or agency through which a political unit exercises its authority, controls and administers public policy, and directs and controls the actions of its members or subjects. Typically, the term 'government' refers to the civil government of a sovereign state which can be either local, national, or international.

 
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Citizen's Guide to Ground-Water Protection

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: PREFACE: Half of all Americans and more than 95 percent of rural Americans get their household water supplies from underground sources of water, or ground water. Ground water also is used for about half of the nation’s agricultural irrigation and nearly one-third of the industrial water needs. This makes ground water a vitally important national resource. Over the last 10 years, however, public attention has been drawn to incidents of ground-water contamination....

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Redefining Human Resources at the United States Environmental Prot...

By: Rafael Deleon

Excerpt: Nothing stays the same, nor should it. As we learn more about the world around us, we use that information to make advances that improve our lives. But advances big or small start one step at a time. It’s like the first time a baby decides to walk all by herself. Everyone holds their breath and waits. Will the child master a step or two? Or will she stumble and fall? There will be many tries before she is fully confident in her abilities. And yet, inevitably, her hard work pays off.

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Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Emission Guidelines ...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This document does not establish any new requirements. Rather, it summarizes existing regulations and provides guidance to States pertaining to State Plan development under Section 129 of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990.`

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Saivite Hindu Religion

By: Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

Hindu Publication

Excerpt: Eaivite Hindu Religion, The Master Course, Book Two has been earned entry into through the completion of Book One. Now we are older and more able to understand this most wonderful religion based on the ancient Vedas. The Vedas, the Holy Bible of Hinduism, is the oldest scripture on this planet. Some say it is six to eight thousand years old. That is very, very old. We can see that in those days the people had the same problems as today but they had better answer...

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A Comprehensive Approach : Preventing Blood-Borne Infections Among...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Introduction and Overview: Since 1981, 733,374 cases of AIDS have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 1999, 46,400 new cases were reported. It is estimated that 650,000 to 900,000 Americans are now living with HIV, and that approximately 40,000 new infections occur each year. Approximately 1 to 1.25 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), and since 1995, approximately 185,000 new infections have occur...

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A Summary of the Symposium on the Environmental Genome Project

By: Department of Health and Human Services

FOREWORD: In October of 1997, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), on its Bethesda campus, sponsored a symposium, a two-day series of talks to help shape a comprehensive research initiative: the Environmental Genome Project. This special report will provide attendees a refresher course on the issues raised by our distinguished panel of speakers, among the top experts in their disciplines. We hope it will gi...

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A Summary of the Symposium on the Environmental Genome Project

By: Department of Health and Human Services

FOREWORD: In October of 1997, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), on its Bethesda campus, sponsored a symposium, a two-day series of talks to help shape a comprehensive research initiative: the Environmental Genome Project. This special report will provide attendees a refresher course on the issues raised by our distinguished panel of speakers, among the top experts in their disciplines. We hope it will gi...

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Department of Health and Human Services

By: Kenneth G. Castro

The 1999 International American Lung Association (ALA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference was held April 23-28 in San Diego, California. While I had to miss this meeting because of my daughter’s illness, it featured a great deal of new clinical, basic-science, and public health practice information on TB, including updates on global activities. There were several symposia, minisymposia, and poster-discussion sessions, as well as our annual public health poster se...

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History of the Christian Church, Volume III : Nicene and Post-Nice...

By: Philip Schaff

Religious Publication

Preface: This third volume covers the eventful period of Christian emperors, patriarchs, and ecumenical Councils, from Constantine the Great to Gregory the Great. It completes the History of Ancient Christianity, which is the common inheritance of Greek, Latin, and Evangelical Christendom. The first edition was published in 1867, and has not undergone any important changes. But in the revision of 1884 the more recent literature was added in an Appendix. In this edition t...

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The Institutes of the Christian Religion

By: John Calvin

Religious Publication

Introduction: By The Rev. John Murray, M.A., Th.M. - The publication in English of another edition of the opus magnum of Christian theology is an event fraught with much encouragement. Notwithstanding the decadence so patent in our present-day world and particularly in the realm of Christian thought and life, the publishers have confidence that there is sufficient interest to warrant such an undertaking. If this faith is justified we have reason for thanksgiving to God. ...

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Dome of Death

By: Rigby Taylor

Dome of Death is a slightly shocking and occasionally thought provoking romantic thriller about two young men who’d love to be as cool as James Bond in the face of extreme danger, but discover reality is not like fiction. When Max, the director of an Art Gallery in Queensland, falls to his death, Peter, the exhibiting artist who is also Max's ex-lover, unwillingly accepts the widow’s pleas to take over the job. After rescuing a strange young man from a raging sea, Pe...

Chapter One Exposing oneself in public is not for the faint-hearted. En masse and expertly illuminated the paintings gave viewers rather more insight into the private spaces of my mind than I’d bargained for. The fact that the gallery’s patrons were also baring their souls with every critical utterance and every painting bought was scant consolation – especially as no one was buying! After an hour of eavesdropping among the usual crush of wine-sipping social scrambl...

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Against the War : A Novel of the Vietnam War Era

By: Roland Menge

AGAINST THE WAR follows the intertwined lives of four friends, rowing team mates, who graduate from college at the height of the Vietnam War and struggle to make decisions about the war and the military draft. Two become involved in the war, one as a combat pilot and one as a medic. The other two of the four friends, in trying to avoid the war, become involved in the “war on poverty,” the anti-war movement, and the counterculture that arises from the anti-war movement....

234. Morris is relocated from Sam Neua to a Lao village From Sam Neua, the group that included prisoner of war James Morris headed southwest, so far as he could determine from occasional glimpses of the sun through the canopy of leaves above the road on which the caravan was traveling. Then the shield of leaves dropped away briefly and Morris saw that the wagon was moving along on a road about 400 feet above a town with narrow streets and Chinese-style pagoda roofs. Som...

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The Great Controversy

By: Ellen G. White

Religion and Christian Theology Collection

Excerpt: This book, reader, is not published to tell us that there is sin and woe and misery in this world. We know it all too well. This book is not published to tell us that there is an irreconcilable controversy between darkness and light, sin and righteousness, wrong and right, death and life. In our heart of hearts we know it, and know that we are participators, actors, in the conflict. But to every one of us comes at times a longing to know more of the great contro...

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Two Short Catechisms

By: John Owen

Religion and Christian Theology Collection

Excerpt: The first edition of these Catechisms issued from the press in 1645. Dr Owen had at that time the charge of the parish of Fordham in Essex, and laboured diligently for the instruction and benefit of his flock, by catechising from house to house. The catechisms were prepared in order that he might accomplish these parochial duties with greater efficiency and success. ?The Lesser Catechism? is designed for the instruction of children; - ?The Greater,? for the exam...

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History of the Christian Church, Volume I : Apostolic Christianity...

By: Philip Schaff

Religion and Christian Theology Collection

Excerpt: Encouraged by the favorable reception of my History of the Apostolic Church, I now offer to the public a History of the Primitive Church from the birth of Christ to the reign of Constantine, as an independent and complete work in itself, and at the same time as the first volume of a general history of Christianity, which I hope, with the help of God, to bring down to the present age. The church of the first three centuries, or the ante-Nicene age, possesses a pe...

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The Trampled Grass Mitigating the Impacts of Armed Conflict on the...

By: James Shambaugh

Excerpt: Armed conflict is a very serious problem in parts of Africa today, where many countries are at risk of conflict, engaged in conflict, emerging from conflict, or in a long-term recovery phase. These conflicts are devastating. They cause untold suffering ...

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Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs : International Experi...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Poor urban air quality in cities in the developing world takes a terrible toll in terms of human health and economic losses. Governments at all levels and donor organizations are grappling with the challenge of reducing air pollution. Vehicle emissions ar ...

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An Anticorruption Reader : Supplemental Sources on Transparency, A...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Over the past twenty years, members of the donor community have increasingly recognized that corruption ? commonly (but not uniquely) defined as the abuse of public office for private gain ? is a major impediment to economic development. As the new USAID ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1990, World Health Organization, ...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

This publicntlon includes the Report and rccommondations of partir:ig+rll..r in rtir Interregional Mceting on Cicy Health (Knrnchi, 27-30 November 1989) and a distilliltiorl 01: thc Working Document and city presentations which were prepared for this Meeting. Sections 7 . 3 and 4 have heen prepared by the WHO Secretariat and selected extracts fro^^^ city presentations have been used as examples to illustrate issues and achievements where tlhcse vrr? identified in the tex...

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Oecd: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2005

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT The OECD is a unique forum where the governments of 30 democracies work together to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of globalisation. The OECD is also at the forefront of efforts to understand and to help governments respond to new developments and concerns, such as corporate governance, the information economy and the challenges of an ageing population. The Organisation provides a setting w...

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