This volume is offered to readers as a series of personal and random reminiscences and reflectionssometimes rambling, sometimes serious, and sometimes more lighthearted.
Author: Martyn Steel
Publisher: Xlibris UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This volume is offered to readers as a series of personal and random reminiscences and reflectionssometimes rambling, sometimes serious, and sometimes more lighthearted. The book contains a number of cameos spanning fifty-seven years, a number that is of particular significance in my life. Sorry to keep you in suspense; perhaps in the next book, all will be revealed!
... "What was your time?" I shaved off the twenty-five minutes I'd taken for lunch at
mile twenty-four. I said, "Ten hours." The distance runner barked a laugh and said
, "Room for improvement." My student was embarrassed. I thought it was funny.
Author: John Casey
Category: Health & Fitness
From the author of the novel Spartina, which won the National Book Award and has established itself as a modern classic, comes a collection of essays that describe with tenderhearted candor and humor a lifetime’s worth of addiction. No, not an addiction to booze or drugs, but an addiction to a more natural gratification: the joy of sport, exercise, and the sheer elation of being ready and willing to say yes to a challenge. Want to run a marathon? OK. Climb Mount Katahdin? Sure! How about canoeing the entire length of the Delaware River? Why not? Spanning more than fifty years of ambitious and sometimes peculiar endeavors, these essays take us along on some of Casey’s greatest adventures: a twenty-six-day Outward Bound course in Maine during the dead of winter; being pinned by a two-hundred-pound judo instructor whose words, “Come on, white boy. Don’t give up,” encourage at least one more attempt at escape; leading a lost couple on a yacht through the rocky waterways of Narragansett Bay by a simple rowboat; and completing—on his seventieth birthday—a 70K marathon of his own devising that included rowing, bicycling, skating, Rollerblading, and finally, trotting the dog out for a mile. Be it a preoccupation with health, vanity, or just an indomitably playful sense of adventure, John Casey’s Room for Improvement is a joyful self-portrait of a writer who loves going to extremes, just to find out what it’s like once he gets there. From the Hardcover edition.
Doors are pretty simple — usually a rectangular panel of some kind of material (
wood, fiberglass) that helps us access buildings and rooms and close off closets
or other storage areas. I think doors are a neglected part of a room — people ...
Author: Barbara Kavovit
Category: House & Home
The home improvement entrepreneur shares her philosophy of home improvement as she furnishes the information, inspiration, and methods on how to fix everything, with detailed instructions on how to cope with a range of everyday household emergencies, as well as a host of do-it-yourself projects to help women enhance their personal surroundings. Original. 100,000 first printing.
... making himself a part of the team, so we seem to be in good hands! I've got to
go, because they are about to pull up the carpet in the living room, and as you
can imagine after the last time, I'm going to be as far away from that as possible!
Author: Stacey Ballis
Stacey Ballis tackles home improvement and reality TV—and reminds us that sometimes life and love are better left unscripted… What do you get when you give two hopeful singles fashion consultants and interior designers, allow them four days to perk up each other’s homes and get a total style overhaul, then let their single friends celebrate the results at a fabulous party? You get Swap/Meet, the newest reality show on the network block, where major changes are either embraced or embarrassing—and Lily Allen’s dream job turned nightmare. At first, Lily was thrilled to appear on Swap/Meet. What better way for a Chicago interior designer to promote her business and enjoy some pseudo-celebrity? She just didn’t think she’d be doing take after take with the ditzy host, dodging sabotage attempts, and getting caught in the middle of the fashion czars’ lovers’ spat. Plus, the cute, curmudgeonly carpenter on her team knows just how to push her buttons. Episode by episode, through do-it-yourself disasters and matchmaking miracles, Lily discovers that a little bit of controlled chaos is the spice of life—and love…
I used to have a roommate named Amanda who never cleaned the bathroom
because she said she was never taught the proper way to scour that particular room. “My mother never made me do it,” was her excuse. “I don't know how to.”
Author: Amy Zalneraitis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
If you've ever lived with a roommate, you're all too familiar with the dark side of splitting rent: your favorite lipstick mysteriously gone missing, dishes left "soaking" in the sink for a week, and far-too-intimate noises coming from the adjacent bedroom as you desperately try to sleep. But roommate resentment doesn't have to become a pattern. A comprehensive and sassy guide to roommate living for post-college women, Room for Improvement explains how a little cooperation can lead to smoother cohabitation. Harnessing her own and others' experiences, Amy Zalneraitis delivers essential roommate dos and don'ts, hilarious (and often horrifying) anecdotes, and invaluable tips from experts, and covers such sanity-saving topics as: Checks and Imbalances: Keeping Financial Friction at Bay Idiosyncrasies or Idiosyncrazies? There's Eccentric, and Then There's Psychotic Dust Bunnies Are Not Real Pets: What to Do with a Filthy Roommate Is That My Underwear You're Wearing? Sharing Clothes Without Exchanging Blows ...and much, much more. Candid and laugh-out-loud funny, Room for Improvement will help you iron out existing roommate problems, prevent future ones, and, just as important, spot and address bad roommate behavior in yourself.
Accompanying this are texts by the curators and the museum s director, plus transcriptions of conversations between the participants, and ongoing discussion at CAIR.
Author: Grant Watson
Category: Art, British
Room for Improvement was a workshop that took place over four weeks at the Crafts Museum in New Delhi and brought together six leading artists and craftsmen from India and the UK. The Museum provided an unusually rich context for an experimental workshop where a loosely affiliated group of artists and craftsmen could make new work including an installation of refuse from the museum and its surroundings by Tomoko Takahashi, surreal, large scale wall drawings by Valsan Koomer Kolleri, and a series of cartoons depicting the artists at work by Kalam Patua, made in the 19th Century Kalighat tradition. Accompanying this are texts by the curators and the museum s director, plus transcriptions of conversations between the participants, and ongoing discussion at CAIR.
Printed in Argentina Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the
Caribbean Chile's Integration Strategy: Is There Room for Improvement? 1aed. -
Buenos Aires: IDB-INTAL, October 2006. 62 p.; 28 x 21 cm. INTAL-ITD Working
Background/introduction:Most (~60%) rectal gonorrhoea (GC) occurs in MSM with 25% symptomatic at presentation.
Author: Mannampallil Samuel
Background/introduction:Most (~60%) rectal gonorrhoea (GC) occurs in MSM with 25% symptomatic at presentation. Those with rectal GC are at increased risk of other STIs. BASHH provides guidelines on management and targets to be achieved in testing, treatment and partner notification.Aim(s)/objectives: To compare our clinicu2019s performance in managing rectal GC compared to the national recommendations.Methods: Retrospective case-note review of confirmed cases of rectal GC on NAAT between 1st November 2011 and 31st March 2015. Data were obtained from clinic notes, the clinic database and laboratory results. Audit standards were based on BASHH guidelines in managing rectal GC.Results: 184 cases from 156 men: 61% White, 12% Black, median age 31 years (IQR 26,37), 71% MSM, 29% bisexual, 58% symptomatic. Triple site testing was done in 91%. Rectal GC cultures were taken in 55%. Adequate treatment was given to 94%. Quinolone resistance occurred in 31%. Partner notification was done in 43%. 14% had other STIs (syphilis, LGV, chlamydia and HSV). There were 2 new diagnoses of HIV at the time of GC diagnosis, and 2 further cases at 3 months follow-up. Discussion/conclusion: Management of rectal GC did not reach the BASHH targets on any recommendation, suggesting that improvements in managing rectal GC are needed within our clinic. Re-testing and re-attendance were poor. Staff have received further training and a re-audit in 2017 will assess improvement. We have established a robust call/recall system to enable early diagnosis of HIV which was significant in our cohort of men with rectal GC.
To leave room to develop these competencies as well as apply them is a
necessary part of the improvement project and in line with the management of
intensification of knowledge. When the group has demonstrated competence it
can enter ...
Author: Sten Jonsson
Category: Business & Economics
Accounting for Improvement offers concrete and constructive demonstrations of the possibilities of designing participative forms of organization. Field experiment cases illustrate how the operational level can assume a new significance in competitiveness and strategic positioning. In this way, the relevance of the accounting function to the improvement of productivity and quality is restored. Several broadly applicable lessons can be learnt, among them: how companies can strengthen their competitive base by patient improvement; how people with operative jobs can take command of their work situation and improve it in quality as well as efficiency. New bottom-up, people-orientated, empirically-founded approaches to decentralised participative management demonstrate a place for individuals and teamwork in today's "lost relevance" and "smart machine" environment.
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union CommitteePublish On: 2010-03-09
This inquiry was launched in summer 2009 in order to investigate the progress of the EU Better Regulation agenda.
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
This inquiry was launched in summer 2009 in order to investigate the progress of the EU Better Regulation agenda. The agenda has been running since 2005 with the aim of cutting red tape, reducing administrative burdens and improving the legislative process by means of impact assessment. In January 2009, new Impact Assessment Guidelines were issued, which, among other things, introduced the inclusion of an "SME test", that is, an assessment of the particular impact any likely legislation would have on small businesses, to the standard Commission impact assessment. This report focuses to a large extent on the impact assessment process, in particular how IAs are produced, the role of the Impact Assessment Board in monitoring their quality, and their subsequent use by the European Institutions. The intention of this report is to take the views of various stakeholders in EU better regulation and to suggest areas where further examination might be necessary. It does seem to be the case that the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament are not making as full use of impact assessments as they might. Certain other areas have been highlighted where the situation is unclear and further investigation might be warranted. These include the conformity of IAs to the Guidelines, the production and use of IAs on comitology proposals, the adequacy of consultation exercises in the preparation of assessments, whether the SME test is working and the use of ex-post evaluation
Our goal for further improvement will be better antibiotic administration. We feel a potential driver of this will be earlier LP as these are currently only performed on the inpatient unit.
Author: John Fitzsimons
Aim: NICE CG 160 recommends that infants younger than three months with fever are investigated with full blood count, blood culture, CRP and urine testing, and if they appear unwell a lumbar puncture should also be performed if not contraindicated before timely antibiotic administration. Febrile babies are at risk of sepsis. We wanted to identify what our current practice was in order to identify areas for improvement.Methods: This retrospective observational study in our regional paediatric unit identified cases using microbiology system of babies aged less than three months who had CSF sent to the laboratory over the past 5 months. Retrospective chart and emergency department note review was undertaken.Results: There were 18 cases identified: with ages from 3 days to 3 months of age. All patients had blood cultures. All babies had blood cultures taken before antibiotic therapy was commenced. All babies had amoxicillin, cefotaxime and gentamicin as empiric antibiotics. 50% (n=9) of babies had LP performed prior to antibiotic administration.Median time to triage was nine minutes, with median time to medical review 29 minutes. Median time to acquiring blood samples 1h19mins, urine sample 2h19mins and CSF 5h13mins. Median time to antibiotics was 3h57mins. Median time to inpatient ward admission was 3h35mins. Conclusions: Our figures demonstrate speedy initial assessment of babies at risk of sepsis who present to our emergency department. Our goal for further improvement will be better antibiotic administration. We feel a potential driver of this will be earlier LP as these are currently only performed on the inpatient unit.
Nor does it say anything about the quality of the training. On both these criteria
there is great room for improvement. One of the main failings of appraisal training
in the past has been the emphasis on the procedure and paperwork, rather than
Author: Clive Fletcher
Publisher: CIPD Publishing
Do your line managers use performance review as a powerful management tool or do they regard it as a pointless form filling exercise to be ticked off and forgotten for another six months? A properly designed and managed appraisal process is the most efficient, and cost effective, means of identifying and managing employees' performance and development needs. It is also the best way you have of focusing employees on those activities that will deliver the greatest impact on your business. With its combination of practical 'hands on' experience and research, Clive Fletcher's book has long been regarded as the leading work on the subject. This third edition has been thoroughly revised and includes two new chapters on 360 degree appraisal and developing challenges in applying performance review. Fletcher has delivered a master class in making appraisal work. If you want an appraisal system that will deliver results - read this book.
Definition of the “room for improvement” (or “room to maneuver”) In the following
a series of indicators for attention and action has been measured using a multi-
level scale, ranging from a minimum (generally, 1) to a maximum (generally, 5).
There is, therefore, little room for receiving countries to modify the approach.' • 'It
is now almost engraved ...that projects are simply a source of money and prestige
. People now take it for granted that without aid, no work can be done.' • 'Donors ...
Author: Reidar Persson
Category: Electronic book
Forestry assistance in perspective. The setting. Discussion of successes and failures. Problems with forestry assistance. Some general points concerning development assistance. Why is existing knowledge not used? Some points to consider when discussing changes in forestry assistance. Some concrete proposals.
There is little room for conflict of interest when using the portfolio model. • This
model uses multiple sources of data. • The evaluation serves to delineate board/
superintendent roles. • This model provides a useful basis for board/
Author: I. Carl Candoli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Every school district needs a system of sound superintendent performance evaluation. School district superintendents are and must be accountable to their school boards, communities, faculties, and students for delivering effective educational leadership. To assure that they are evaluated fairly, competently, and functionally, superintendents need to help their school boards plan and implement evaluation systems that adhere to the evaluation standards. Superintendent Performance Evaluation outlines some of the problems and deficiencies in current evaluation practice and offers professionally-based leads for strengthening or replacing superintendent performance evaluation systems. This book focuses on the on-the-job performance of school district superintendents as they implement school board policy. The decision to focus on performance evaluation reflects the importance of this kind of evaluation in the move to raise educational standards and improve educational accountability. Boards and superintendents are advised to make superintendent performance evaluation an integral part of the district's larger system for evaluating district needs, plans, processes, and accomplishments.
Our evaluation finds that there is room for improvement on these dimensions.
Specifically, we find the following. • Although the Fund produces some excellent
research products, there is substantial room for improvement in the overall quality
Author: Frederic S. Mishkin
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
This report evaluates the IMF's economic research activities and whether they contribute successfully to the objectives of the organisation. It considers five basic issues central to the research process which relate to: organisational structure, culture, incentives and accountability, resource allocation and dissemination. The report concludes that there is room for improvement, and makes a number of recommendations which include setting priorities for research activities, and improving incentives and accountability in the research process.
Author: Adomi, Esharenana E.Publish On: 2008-04-30
4 7 0 1 0 12 AVERAGE 2.5 8 1 .5 0 12 that there is room for improvement. This
should be included as part of the evaluation. The respondents (9) complain about
the software occasionally to ensure that management pay attention. Seven of the
Author: Adomi, Esharenana E.
Publisher: IGI Global
Cybercafes, which are places where Internet access is provided for free, provide the opportunity for people without access to the Internet, or who are traveling, to access Web mail and instant messages, read newspapers, and explore other resources of the Internet. Due to the important role Internet cafes play in facilitating access to information, there is a need for their systems to have well-installed software in order to ensure smooth service delivery. Security and Software for Cybercafes provides relevant theoretical frameworks and current empirical research findings on the security measures and software necessary for cybercafes, offering information technology professionals, scholars, researchers, and educators detailed knowledge and understanding of this innovative and leading-edge issue, both in industrialized and developing countries.
... Above average 5–6 OK, but room for improvement ≤4 Area of weakness
Presentation International meeting National meeting Regional meeting Poster
presentation (any meeting) Local meeting Maximum 6 6 5 4 4 2 ≥5 Above
average 3–4 ...
Author: Danny C. G. Lim
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Each year, thousands of junior doctors apply for highly competitive training jobs in a variety of specialties. Obtaining a training job can be a difficult and stressful process, with some specialties attracting 40 applicants per post. This book helps doctors to improve their chances of getting that highly sought-after post. It is a wide-ranging, accessible guide to the application process, covering every step, from online application to the selection panel. It includes essential tips on career development, interview technique, and specialty-specific advice.