This book provides a detailed analysis of the history of maritime transport services in the Uruguay and post-Uruguay Round negotiations and the role of the sector in the ongoing Doha Round talks, where Member States have the opportunity to work towards a global regime ensuring the progressive liberalization of the sector. The reader will be confronted with an extensive overview of the role of maritime transport services in the WTO/GATS framework, a topic basically uncovered in the literature so far.
- Steven L. Berk MD
Dean of TTUHSC School of Medicine, Executive Vice President and Provost, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, author of “Anatomy of a Kidnapping: A Doctor’s Story”
Overcomer is the incredible story of constant failures and the never-ending uphill climb of a young woman’s journey towards fulfilling her dreams. This is the story of the modern-day Gideon and of how, when God has laid out plans for someone, He will be the one to bring the victory no matter how impossible the situation may seem. From failing out of a world-renowned institution to matching into one of the most competitive specialties in the country, this story highlights one of the most important fundamental principles of the Bible: nothing is impossible with God.
In I Am an Executioner, Rajesh Parameswaran introduces us to a cast of heroes—and antiheroes—who spring from his riotous, singular imagination. From the lovesick tiger who narrates the unforgettable opener, “The Infamous Bengal Ming” (he mauls his zookeeper out of affection), to the ex-CompUSA employee who masquerades as a doctor; from a railroad manager in a turn-of-the-century Indian village, to an elephant writing her autobiography; from a woman whose Thanksgiving preparations put her husband to eternal rest, to the newlywed executioner of the title, these characters inhabit a marvelous region between desire and death, playfulness and violence. At once glittering and savage, daring and elegant, here are wholly unforgettable tales where reality loops in Borgesian twists and shines with cinematic exuberance, by an author who promises to dazzle the universe of American fiction.
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This book is meant to facilitate the reader with the learning of fundamental concepts but it cannot be directly used to acquire skills for trading in the market. I wish to state that I always approach my subject as a teacher and consequently the books are oriented towards my students. Some of the readers will go on to trade in the market. For this there are other books available on trading strategies and issues such as technical analysis. The study of such additional material is imperative for those who intend to master trading strategies. However, I am of the opinion that there is a place for textbooks and other books that build a conceptual foundation, and all of us including professional traders need to start from first principles. During my executive educational programs, some of the readers commented that they found the question and answer structure very helpful for understanding the principles of Forwards and Futures. It is gratifying to know that even practitioners find this approach to be unique and illuminating. On reader’s request I penned a similar title on Options and Swaps. I am glad to announce that I am working on this, and a sequel is underway.
Increasingly, these systems have to consume little energy. Designers are increasingly turning towards small processors, which are low power, and customize these processors both in software and hardware to achieve their objectives of a low power system, which is verified, and has short design turnaround times.
Designing Embedded Processors examines the many ways in which processor based systems are designed to allow low power devices. It looks at processor design methods, memory optimization, dynamic voltage scaling methods, compiler methods, and multi processor methods. Each section has an introductory chapter to give a breadth view, and have a few specialist chapters in the area to give a deeper perspective. The book provides a good starting point to engineers in the area, and to research students embarking upon the exciting area of embedded systems and architectures.
The text presents, in detail, the analysis and design principles used in process-centric architecture. Illustrative examples demonstrate how to architect and design enterprise systems based on the business processes central to your organization. It covers the architectural aspects of business process management, the evolution of IT systems in enterprises, the importance of a business process focus, the role of workflows, business rules, enterprise application integration, and business process modeling languages such as WS-BPEL and BPML. It also investigates: Fundamental concepts of process-centric architecture style The PCA approach to architecting enterprise IT systems Business process driven applications and integration Two case studies that illustrate how to architect and design enterprise applications based on PCA SOA in the context of process-centric architecture Standards, technologies, and infrastructure behind PCA
Explaining how to architect enterprise systems using a BPMS technology platform, J2EE components, and Web services, this forward-looking book will empower you to create systems centered on business processes and make today’s enterprise processes successful and agile.