Proximity to the U.S. marketplace, remote and vast tracts of unpatrollable land, powerful criminal organizations, indigenous entrepreneurial spirit, and a long tradition of violence and smuggling make Colombia an ideal source for illegal drugs. Coca production rose dramatically in the 1990s as the governments of Bolivia and Peru pursed aggressive eradication programs. The U.S. government estimated that Colombian coca cultivation doubled between 1995 and 1999, constituting over two-thirds of the production in South America. Cultivation takes place in the Llanos (plains) region, which encompasses almost half of eastern Colombia. Heavy growth also occurs in the Caqueta, Guaviare, Putumayo, and Vaupes departments (counties or provinces), with evidence of crop expansion in the Bolivar department and in south and southwest Colombia. In addition, new, more potent strains of coca have been developed that reach maturity more quickly and yield more product in the cocaine conversion process.
The factors contributing to increased gambling include the perceived need by governments for lottery revenue to avoid raising taxes and to stimulate economic growth in distressed areas. Also contributing are the efforts of gambling entrepreneurs in the private sector and the simultaneous development of new forms of gambling technology, principally electronic gaming devices.
USE IN The 1991 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA) indicated that roughly ten million employed Americans were ''current users'' of illegal drugs. Drug use by employees and workers has become an important issue for American business. In the 1990s, employers of all types (large and small businesses, nonprofit organizations, government) are attempting to contain the negative impact of illegal drug use on job performance, Productivity, safety, and health (Walsh & Gust, 1989).
An international consulting service that provides free information about how employers can accommodate people with disabilities. Also provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and on how people with disabilities can start their own small businesses.
S chwarzenegger's scope of influence extends outside the obsessive muscle-building sport in which he made his initial mark. He is also a successful entrepreneur, actor, and politician. His lifestyle and discipline has made him the model of fitness enthusiasts for over thirty years (1979). Unlike the strongmen of earlier years who epitomized health through exercise, Schwarzenegger has become an ideal of the modern perception of masculinity, one of those individuals that have, advance billing as leaders, dominators, controllers in short, masters of the universe (Klein 1993 9).
I am sitting at the side of a wide, fast flowing river. My back is to the water. I am minding my own business, watching the trees and forest creatures. Suddenly a rope is around me, pulling me towards the water. I struggle as I am pulled in. The rope slips around my neck, continuing to pull me as the current carries me downstream. I manage to free myself from the rope and swim back to shore on my side of the river, nearly strangled, and completely exhausted.
In agreement with findings by Burrel 6 participants perceived that savings in the required upfront implementation costs are seen as a benefit mostly associated with small businesses. Smaller businesses do not have sufficient resources in terms of the technical manpower and funding to manage installed software and therefore could benefit from SaaS without the need to acquire the personnel with requisite skills. I personally think it could help smaller companies maybe more (Participant A). Participant D mentioned that ERP-SaaS offered by one prominent ERP software vendor in South Africa targets smaller operations that want to get some elements of ERP running.
Business rules can be described in simple natural language or by mean decision tables or decision trees. If simple natural language would be chosen the rules must be readable and accessible to all interested parties business owner, business analyst, technical architect, and so on
Patient example Rob is 55 years old, semiretired, and works in the construction industry. He has had numerous work-related accidents over the past thirty-five years. Fortunately, none required hospitalization or surgery. He does, however, have mild FM, sleep-onset insomnia, TMD, and IBS. He also has a history of alcohol and drug abuse, although he never required hospitalization or rehabilitation. He has not had a drink or used drugs for more than two decades. He makes sure none of his prescribed medications are potentially habit forming. His primary-care provider wisely chose Amitriptyline, 25 mg at bedtime, knowing that it would help him fall asleep. He manages his daytime pain with physical therapy, cognitive behavioral strategies, and NSAIDs. The constipating side effects of Amitriptyline worked in his favor due to his diarrhea-prone IBS. He has been able to remain employed and is now working as a contractor, a position that fortunately allows him to keep health insurance since...
The goal is to help precontemplators progress to contemplation. This initial goal produces success early in treatment. Consciousness-raising is used to help clients become aware of how they defend against pressures to quit when they are not ready. ''How do you react when someone tries to pressure you to quit drinking or smoking ' Common responses include, ''I get angry,'' ''I withdraw,'' ''I tell them to mind their own business,'' ''I change the topic,'' or ''I minimize the problem.''
The regulations define two categories of claims nutrient content claims and health claims. Nutrient content claims are statements about the level of a nutrient in a food. Health claims, on the other hand, link the nutrient profile of a food to a health or disease condition. Food products made by very small businesses and foods with insignificant amounts of nutrients may be exempt from labeling regulations.
Ufacturers in the city, and entrepreneurs and famous personalities would soon find their way to Battle Creek. Both Kellogg's brother Will and C. W. Post were to find great success and spawn businesses worth millions of dollars all from the humble principles found in eating cereal breakfasts and promoting health foods for their protein, their calories, their minerals and vitamins, and, most of all, their bran. Famous personalities that visited the Battle Creek Sanitarium included J. C. Penney in 1929 and Professor Ivan Pavlov of Leningrad, Russia, who, at the age of eighty, visited in the summer of 1929. entrepreneur founder of a new business
Most mustard was prepared in the early days by pounding the seeds in a mortar and moistening them with vinegar. Dijon in France produced the famous mustard by using 'verjus', a unique grape juice of the Bourgogne region. The modern era of mustard, however, began in 1720 when Mrs Clements of Durham, England, found a way of milling the heart of the seed to fine flour. Other entrepreneurs experimented with combining various types of mustard seeds to create superb mustard powder. Today there are countless mustard varieties available throughout the world, each reflecting local, regional and national cuisine.
There are, of course, some words for describing positive behaviors about youth, for example, pertaining to academic achievement, getting along with others, and activities relating to current or potentially successful entrepreneurship. Nevertheless, the vocabulary for depicting youth as resources to be developed (Roth, et al., 1998) is not as rich or nuanced as the one available for depicting the problematic propensities of young people (King, et al., 2004, 2005). Moreover, there have been relatively few positive indicators to which people may point in order to reflect the desirable, healthy, and valued behaviors among its children and adolescents (Lerner, 2004). This situation is changing, however.
The Regulation requires all food business operators to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles with the exception of those involved in primary production. Food hygiene is the result of the implementation by food businesses of prerequisite requirements (such as concerning infrastructure and equipment, pest control, water quality, personal hygiene) and procedures based on the HACCP principles. The prerequisite requirements provide the foundation for effective HACCP implementation and should be in place before a HACCP-based procedure is established. The prerequisite requirements to be respected are laid down in an annex to the Regulation. The Regulation allows the HACCP-based procedures to be implemented with flexibility so as to ensure that they can be applied in all situations including in small businesses. Guides to good practice for hygiene and for the application of the HACCP principles...
Primrose Freestone, B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., PGCE is a Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology, in the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, School of Medicine, University of Leicester. She has been a close collaborator of Professor Mark Lyte for over 10 years and is a foundation contributor in the field of microbial endocrinology. A microbial biochemist by training, Dr Freestone was the first to identify tyrosine phosphorylation as a regulatory mechanism in bacteria, and to elucidate the mechanisms by which stress hormones induce bacterial growth. She is also a highly active inventor in the fields of microbial diagnostics and dietary bioactives and has been holder of several prestigious Fellowships to develop entrepreneurial activities in the area of life science biotechnology.
The last 30 years have witnessed the publication of a torrent of books aimed at transforming the average American citizen into a successful business and financial entrepreneur who is at once thin, muscular, fit, free of illness and disease, and content with life. This transformation is to be achieved at the hands of none other than the average citizen herself, for the vehicle that will provide this metamorphosis is the self-help book or program in the hands of this same citizen. In the health arena, this change guru might be someone who has personally overcome disease or disorder or who has systematized an approach whose change formula will help sufferers overcome their deficiencies. The number of books dedicated to this enterprise has expanded to the point where the New York Times provides a separate rating system of the most successful. Clearly, the self-help book has become a major factor in the domain of self-improvement.
Prior to the '60's, academic science and industry were largely independent endeavors. The ineffectiveness of university efforts, such as they were, to capitalize on their basic discoveries fostered greater interaction with industry's more experienced developmental teams to create and market products. Congress catalyzed these interactions through passage of the Bayh-Dole Act in the early '80s. Since that time, science has become more entrepreneurial, even at academic centers (Campbell et al, 2005). Some have argued that as a result, academic scientists are less willing to share their discoveries and research materials, preferring instead to seek patents that may preserve financial interests for themselves and their universities. Empirical evidence to support these views is scant, but the concern may be justified. Few in science today would argue that the climate of openness is stronger than it was two decades ago, or that entrepreneurial opportunities have less importance today than...
Also within the domain of competitive employment is self-employment, or running your own business. Although this can mean increased organizational demands, it also allows your adult child to make the rules and set things up to suit his or her own preferences or needs. It can also offer an opportunity to tailor employment to the person's own interests. People with AS-HFA may prefer the option of running a business over the Internet since it may reduce interpersonal contact and social demands. One young man we know ran a website that brokered the sale of used books. Supported employment refers to a system of supports that allow individuals with disabilities to obtain paid employment in the community. Supported employment includes individual placement, clustered or enclave models, mobile crews, and the entrepreneurial model. Individual placement refers to a model in which a specific job is developed for a specific person by a job coach. This professional...
Some of the newly acquired firms still controlled their own business agenda, while others were fully integrated under a corporate business system. The pace of acquisition had quickened recently in par with the restructuring of their main product's market characterized by increased concentration, and firms moving from component to system suppliers, adding more competencies. When referring to the business approach one of the company's executives defined it as 'centrally driven global approach with a local presence'. Such an approach inevitably resulted in a highly complex business system characterized by The Danish HQ had the strategic vision of establishing tighter control of foreign subsidiaries with regards to global capacity footprint, R&D and process ownership. However, each business unit had its own budget and certain latitude to select projects, allocate resources and responsibilities. Consequently, coordination efforts were organized in a corporate management function with a key...
In part because of his low self-esteem, Mr. QQ struggled with questions as to whether his wife was right about the severity of his problems or was instead being malicious or unfair. Some of his perplexity about this issue appeared to develop from confusion in his childhood home about the role of his father. As noted in Chapter 12, his father was a successful entrepreneur who was active in the community and widely admired, including by his mother. However, the patient saw his intensely critical and demanding side. Mr. QQ was confused that his father's nastiness went unrecognized and struggled about whether his father was indeed unfair or whether he, himself, was terribly defective. In part to further examine this notion and to see if the marital problems could be reduced, Mr. QQ and his wife entered couples therapy.
Entrepreneur founders of new businesses Administrative dietitians are sometimes called dietary directors. They are entrepreneurs, disturbance handlers, resource allocators, and negotiators who work in local health departments or manage the clinical and food service systems in hospitals, correctional facilities, or long-term care institutions. Clinical dietitians or nutrition managers provide patient care in hospitals and in outpatient clinics especially related to diabetes and cancer. Nutrition-support-team dietitians coordinate nutrition care with other health care professionals they may work in teaching hospitals, outpatient clinics, or in pediatric and diabetes clinics. In school food service, dietitians manage the overall operation, including the purchasing of food. In the food and pharmaceutical industry, dietitians conduct research, develop and market products, and represent companies at various food and health shows.
Mary-Kate Olsen (1986-) is another member of the young Hollywood elite. She is an actress and an entrepreneur along with her twin sister Ashley. The pair made their television debut in infancy on the sitcom Full House. As a result of the twins' clothing line, home videos, and other commercial items, they are reportedly worth 150 million each. Due to overall thinness, the public began to question an eating disorder in Mary-Kate. Her publicist made a statement in June 2004 admitting that the actress did indeed have an eating disorder, though declined to comment on which one specifically. Tabloids worldwide cite anorexia as the source of Mary-Kate Olsen's rapid weight loss however, she has never admitted to this (Thomas 2004).
Sugar Busters is a popular high-protein diet developed by a group of New Orleans based physicians (and a layperson) in the late twentieth century. The authors of the popular diet book, Sugar Busters include Samuel S. Andrews, MD (endocrinologist), Morrison C. Bethea, MD (thoracic surgeon), Luis A. Balart, MD (gastroenterologist), and H. Leighton Steward (the ghost writer and a New Orleans entrepreneur). Their premise, Sugar is toxic claims refined sugars are toxic for the body, causing it to release insulin and store excess body sugar as body fat. The diet calls for avoiding refined sugar and processed grain products. It is not a no sugar diet, but a less sugar diet. The theory behind Sugar Busters is
Research on the achievement motive typically takes the form of correlating TAT need for achievement (nAch) scores with other measures thought to be related to achievement. Demonstrating the relationship between nAch and success in entrepreneurial activities is one example of this type of research. Starting and managing a small business appears to of fer a high degree of satisfaction for the person with a strong need to achieve. It provides an opportunity to engage in a challenging pursuit, to assume responsibility for making decisions and taking action, and to obtain swift and objective feedback about the success of one' s performance. Studies in several countries have found that men with a high nAch are more attracted to business occupations than are their peers who have a low nAch (McClelland, 1965). A study of farmers (who are, in ef fect, small business operators) showed that those with a high need to achieve were more likely than low nAch farmers to adopt innovative farming...
As nutrition has gained popularity, so have the opportunities for innovative and entrepreneurial practice. Many nontraditional areas of practice are emerging, especially in the area of consultation. Nutritionists work in mass media, rehabilitation, sports, law, marketing, pharmaceuticals, and wellness settings. Entrepreneurs participate in a variety of creative activities, such as development of materials, creation or editing of newsletters or websites, or in the use of new technologies to promote nutrition.
The American Temperance Society (ATS), founded in Boston in 1826 as the American Society for the Promotion of Temperance, was the first national (as opposed to local) temperance organization. It had its roots in the processes of industrialization and the commercialization of agriculture. The people who developed the movement were committed to hastening the processes of economic and social change. These processes involved the educating of Americans to value sobriety and industry, in order to create the conditions for the development of an industrial-commercial society. The movement was supported by entrepreneurs who needed a disciplined and sober work force to help create the economic change necessary for the material improvement of the young republic. groups supported temperance as a means of promoting the morality needed for building a ''Christian nation,'' through social and economic progress. According to Gusfield, these groups helped to place the issue of drinking on the public...
Guide To Internet Entrepreneurship
Discover What It Really Takes To Succeed And Profit From Your Online Business And Find Out The Little Discussed Facts That People Ignore - Or Choose To Ignore - That Makes You Either An Internet Entrepreneur Or Simply, Plain Broke! The Ultimate Factors That Decide Your Internet Business Journey And Success Has LITTLER To Do With The Techniques You Use Or The Programs You Join Than You Expected!