Today's Featured Article Archive. May-June 2012

New Books from Wiley

Guide to the LEED AP, WileyGuide to the LEED AP: Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam by Michelle Cottrell published by Wiley in 2012. This account is organized into three parts as a method to break down the information one can expect to see. This book breaks down the difficult information to be retained into a coherent and straightforward approach. It is the resource to prepare for the Leadership in energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional Operations + Maintenance exam. It is aimed at those professionals seeking more information about the basic knowledge and understanding that is required in order to pass the exam and learn the LEED AP O+M accreditation. This book includes a collection of sample test questions and study tips to reinforce learned material; a brief overview of the LEED Green Associate material; an accessible and stimulating approach that foster quicker retention; the drawings, charts, diagrams to help understand concepts visually, and more. Michelle Cottrell is Vice President and Director of Education at Green Education Services, more. She has more than 10 years of experience specializing in commercial projects as a consultant. How Your House Works, WileyHow Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home by Charlie Wing published by RSMeans/ Wiley in 2012. This account offers a unique approach to home maintenance, improvement, and repair. It describes how everything is put together and how each item functions. The illustrations show how the components of a system fit together and how each item is intended to function. You will learn why your faucet leaking, toilet running, why your dishwasher refused to start and what causing your heating system to smell bad or the foundation to crack. This book uncovers the mysteries
behind every major appliance and building element in your house. The drawing show how the things should be put together and how they function. Charles Wing is the author of more than 20 books on home repair and improvement.

New Books from Capstone

John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Smart Desicion Making, Capstone PressJohn Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Smart Decision Making published by Capstone Press in 2011. Success depends on your ability to make the right decisions all the time. Behind your practical thinking there lies the most complex thing in the known universe: the mind. There are three forms of applied thinking that we need: decision making, problem solving and creative thinking. This book is about idea. Ideas are all independent of each other. Find an idea that looks interesting and then work your way out from there. This account is one-stop shop of practical advice and tips on problems solving and productive thinking. John Adar is the business guru who invented Action Centred Leadership.
John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Brilliant Communication, Capstone PressJohn Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Brilliant Communication published by Capstone in 2011. Communication skills are essential in learning, managing, and working with others. Great leaders and managers are all effective communicators, both one on one and in larger groups, using their written or spoken word as appropriate. The aim of this book is to help you to improve your competencies and capability in the art of practical communication. It divided into parts and then into ideas. Each idea stands alone, carrying its unique message.This account is all you need to master the skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading. John Adair is one of the best known leadership models in the world.
SElf-made Me, CapstoneSelf-Made Me: Why Being Self-employed Beats Everyday Employment by Geoff Burch published by Capstone in 2012. One of the big mindset changes that the newly self-employed must realize is that he sells outcomes and he delivers outcomes. This is outcomes that the customers want and it is what they pay for. becoming self-employed has never been easier than it is today, with the web, mobile working and endless outsourcing options. Self-employment is a great game and one that you can win but like all games, it has to be played by the rules. This book shows the techniques and tricks, the must-dos, the never-dos, the secrets and the pitfalls of becoming a self-made you.

Tymoshenko Website Said that Yanukovych "Regime" Following Through With Plan To Physically Destroy Y. Tymoshenko, the Most Influential Woman in Ukraine
http://www.tymoshenko.ua/en/article/yulia_tymoshenko_29_4_2012_2

The story: Batkivshchyna Party leader and former Prime Minister Yulia
Tymoshenko has been ranked the most influential woman in Ukraine for the fifth year running. The rating was compiled by the magazine Focus, whose six-month audience was nearly half a million people.
Meanwhile, the most influential woman in Ukraine has been held illegally in the Lukyanivka prison for nearly three months.
On April 11, 2011, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) gave the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (PGO) a 15-volume case involving gas contracts signed with Russia in 2009. Within a few hours, senior investigator for high-profile cases Oleksandr Nechvohlod issued an order opening a case against Yulia
Tymoshenko under paragraph 3 of article 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – excess of authority and official powers that caused grave consequences.
That very same day, on the morning of April 11, 2011, under the supervision of officers of the SBU a "Certificate of a Commission Review of Certain Aspects of the Financial Activities of Naftohaz of Ukraine in 2008-2010" was signed in the office of Deputy Head of the Main Control and Revision Office Natalia Ruban. This document was to become the prosecution's key evidence to allege that the deals resulted in 1.5 billion hryvnia in losses for Naftohaz. In opening the case, the investigator failed to examine
whether substantial harm was done to national interests and did not provide any evidence of such damages.
The pre-trial investigation was carried out in gross violation of the Criminal Procedure Code and Yulia Tymoshenko’s right to defense. During the investigation, the ex-premier repeated complained to First Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin about violations of criminal procedure law by the investigator, but her appeals fell on deaf ears.
In early May 2011 Yulia Tymoshenko appealed the criminal case brought against her, but Judge Halyna Suprun of the Pechersk District Court refused to recognize as unlawful the order of the
PGO. The Kyiv Court of Appeals, continuing to carrying out orders from Yanukovych, in turn confirmed the legality of the Pechersk court’s ruling.
On May 24, 2001, investigator Oleksandr Nechvohlod made his first attempt to arrest Yulia Tymoshenko on the basis of an order of the Pechersk District Court from May 23 giving permission for her arrest and delivery to the Pechersk District Court to address the possibility of changing the measure of restraint from a travel ban to detention. But under pressure from the public and international community, the
investigator was forced to let her go.
On the morning of June 17, the PGO in gross violation of the Criminal Procedure Code and contrary to common sense, submitted the "gas case" to the Pechersk District Court without reviewing nearly 50 petitions by the defense to carry out additional investigative actions, interrogations, confrontations and expert reviews.
Hearings in the case began on June 24, with Rodion Kireyev, who only had two years experience as a judge, presiding. Kireyev had been transferred to the Pechersk court from a district court in the Kyiv oblast just three months prior to the ex-premier’s case. The judge
continued in the tradition of the investigator to violate procedural law.
The trial was held in full breach of Yulia Tymoshenko’s right to defense, with nearly all the motions by the defense ignored, with the judge refusing to call witnesses from the defense and holding proceedings in the absence of representatives of the defense.
On August 5, Judge Rodion Kireyev illegally ordered Yulia Tymoshenko’s arrest for alleged "obstruction of the truth, systematic violations of court order, ignoring the judge’s orders, deliberately delaying the trial, showing disrespect to the judge and witnesses."
On September 30 the judge robbed Yulia Tymoshenko of her last word in court and on October 11 she was sentenced to seven
years in prison, barred from holding public office for three years and required to compensate Naftohaz for the alleged damages. On October 25, Yulia Tymoshenko and her lawyers appealed the illegal verdict. (www.tymoshenko.ua)

New Books from CRC Press
Not So Golden After All, CRCNot So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California by Larry N. Gerston published by CRC Press in 2012. This book tells the story of the dream, decay, and desperate hope to restore the sheen of this once glistening paradise. If you are looking for a rich yet discordant collision of culture, economy, and politics that link the Pacific Rim with the rest of the nation and the world, you belong in California. Many attributes make California exotic and attractive. The real California is the place where people commonly have two jobs to keep a step ahead of financial calamity. This book discusses the California's economy, cultural diversity, land and water issues, civil rights and planning development, security and laws, political parties and power of structures. it provides civic leaders with the understanding required to restore the sheen to this once beautiful paradise. Larry Gerston is a professor of political science at San Jose University and political analyst at NBC11.
Economic Time Series, CRCEconomic Time Series: Modeling and Seasonality by William R. Bell, Scott H. Holan, and Tucker S. McElroy (editors) published by CRC Press in 2012. A major topics of methodological research in times series analysis and econometrics over the past five decades has been the modeling and seasonal adjustment of economic time series. David Findley arrived at the US Census Bureau in the early 80s to supervise a small staff focused on research and computer software development to improve the techniques of modeling and seasonal adjustment of economic time series. In his research, he made important contributions to time series model selection, in the diagnostics for time series modeling and seasonal adjustment. . . This account is a source on analysis of economic series as pertains to modeling and seasonality. It presents cutting-edge research. 21 chapters of this book showcases the cross-fertilization between the contents of the chapters and in their authorship, with contributors from the government and academia. The content has been groupped into 7 sections, it includes dealing with periodic modeling of time series, introducing, applying, and comparing various seasonally periodic models; examination the estimation of time series components when models for series are misspecified in some sense; examination the quantification of error in X-11 seasonal adjustments, with comparisons to error in model-based seasonal adjustments; much more. 43 authors contributed to this book. About editors: William R. Bell (editor) is the Senior Mathematical Statistician for Small Area Estimation at the US Census Bureau. Scott H. Holan is an associate professor of statistics at the University of Missouri. Tucker S. McElroy is a Principal Researcher for Time Series Analysis at the US Census Bureau.
Nanomedicine in Diagnostics, CRCNanomedicine in Diagnostics by Noemi Rozlosnik published by CRC in 2012. The new concepts of nanodimensions have opened the door to a wide variety of microsystems for clinical applications. Such devices useful for delivering diagnostic information in fast and simply manner. This book provides the collection of topics in nanomedicine, where diagnostical are the main goal. This the state-of-the-art account was written by leading experts and provides very important information. Its chapters cover nanoscale driving mobile sensing automata; nanopore for single-molecule investigation; protein nanostructures in diagnosis; conductive polymers in diagnostics; biosensorsbased on olfactory receptors, and more. This title is one of the first to focus on the use of nanotechnology in diagnostics, it designed as a broad survey of the field and combines contributions by international experts. Noemi Rozlosnik is an Associate Professor at the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark.

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