Driver CPC the Official DSA Guidefor Professional Goods Vehicle Drivers

Author: Driving Standards Agency
Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)
ISBN: 0115530010
Release Date: 2009-03-31
Genre: Truck driving

This new, official book for 2009 is specifically designed to help LGV drivers prepare for their initial Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. (Driver CPC) by focusing on the syllabus of the two new modules: Case Studies and the Practical Demonstration Test. A guide to understanding a driver's work for CPC Modules 2 and 4, this book, from the Driving Standards Agency, provides essential preparation for the new Driver CPC which is being introduced on 10 September 2009. This book complements The Official DSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles (ISBN 9780115528996) which provides all the detailed information required by drivers to obtain and retain their Driver CPC qualification.

Information Economy Report 2005

Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211126792
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This new annual publication analyses current trends in information and communication technologies (ICT), such as e-commerce and e-business, and national and international policy and strategy options for improving the development impact of these technologies in developing countries. The report replaces the UNCTAD's E-commerce and Development Report series, redefining its scope to reflect the expansion of information economy and its key role in trade and development.

Simulation Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots

Author: Noriako Ando
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642173189
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Genre: Computers

Why are the many highly capable autonomous robots that have been promised for novel applications driven by society, industry, and research not available - day despite the tremendous progress in robotics science and systems achieved during the last decades? Unfortunately, steady improvements in speci?c robot abilities and robot hardware have not been matched by corresponding robot performance in real world environments. This is mainly due to the lack of - vancements in robot software that master the development of robotic systems of ever increasing complexity. In addition, fundamental open problems are still awaiting sound answers while the development of new robotics applications s- fersfromthelackofwidelyusedtools,libraries,andalgorithmsthataredesigned in a modular and performant manner with standardized interfaces. Simulation environments are playing a major role not only in reducing development time and cost, e. g. , by systematic software- or hardware-in-the-loop testing of robot performance, but also in exploring new types of robots and applications. H- ever,their use may still be regardedwith skepticism. Seamless migrationof code using robot simulators to real-world systems is still a rare circumstance, due to the complexity of robot, world, sensor, and actuator modeling. These challenges drive the quest for the next generation of methodologies and tools for robot development. The objective of the International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and ProgrammingforAutonomous Robots (SIMPAR) is to o?er a unique forum for these topics and to bring together researchersfrom academia and industry to identify and solve the key issues necessary to ease the development of increasingly complex robot software.

Race to the Next Income Frontier

Author: Mr.Ali M. Mansoor
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781484340646
Release Date: 2018-04-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Economic transformation and diversification require solutions that take account of the political economy of reform. This book explores the process of economic transformation, using Senegal as an example. Sound macroeconomic and fiscal policies are prerequisites for achieving this kind of transformation, but these policies need to include the appropriate industrial policies and good economic governance, which provide incentives to help small- and medium-sized enterprises emerge from the informal sector and for foreign direct investment to use the country as a platform for globally competitive production. In many low-income countries extensive rent seeking and patronage have generated stability at the expense of inclusive growth and held back development. Although policymakers know what is needed to address these problems and achieve economic transformation and diversification, how to do it remains a challenge. This book shows how the political economy of reform may be navigated to achieve transformation. For example, the use of special economic zones may solve the problem if good global governance is emphasized, along with linking the zones to the global economy.

The future of rail

Author: Great Britain. Department for Transport
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0101623321
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Railroads

This White Paper sets out the conclusions of the Department for Transport's review of the rail industry, which looked at past and current performance as well as taking submissions from relevant organisations. The main proposals are: the SRA will be abolished and strategic responsibility will pass to the Secretary of State; Network Rail will be given a strengthened role as operator of the network; the number of franchises will be reduced and they will be aligned more closely with Network Rail's regional structure; there will be an increased role for devolved administrations; responsibility for safety will pass from the Health and Safety Executive to a new regulatory body - the Office of Rail Regulation; freight operators will be given greater certainty about their rights on the network.

Security in Computing and Communications

Author: Sabu M. Thampi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811068980
Release Date: 2017-11-08
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Security in Computing and Communications, SSCC 2017, held in Manipal, India, in September 2017. The 21 revised full papers presented together with 13 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 84 submissions. The papers focus on topics such as cryptosystems, algorithms, primitives; security and privacy in networked systems; system and network security; steganography, visual cryptography, image forensics; applications security.

Transport statistics Great Britain 2009

Author: U K Stationery Office
ISBN: 0115530959
Release Date: 2009-11-26
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the 35th edition of this annual publication and brings together the full range of transport statistics. It is a major publication within the scope of National Statistics and provides an accurate, comprehensive and meaningful picture of transport patronage in Great Britain. Chapters cover modal comparisons, aviation, energy and the environment, freight, maritime, public transport, roads and traffic, transport accidents and casulties, vehicles and international comparisons

Court Applications Under the Companies Acts

Author: Mahmud Samad
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781780432229
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Genre: Law

Court Applications under the Companies Acts (originally titled: Irish Company Law - Practice, Procedure and Precedents) covers company law litigation and focusses on procedure as well containing commentary on the law. Each chapter looks at specific company law applications. The book includes new case law in the area of liquidation and examinership, the new Rules of the Superior Courts concerning liquidation and examinership and substantial changes to the law from the 2012 Companies Bill. Includes coverage of: Incorporation of company; Restoration of company to the register ; Restoration of company to the register: Annulling a winding up order; Registration of charges; Late registration of charges; Unliquidated Insolvent Companies; Cross-examination of officers of the company; Section 205: Remedies for oppression of minority shareholders; Derivative Actions and the rule in Foss v. Harbottle; The Insolvency Regulation; Voluntary winding up; Compulsory Winding up of insolvent company; Winding up by the Court; Powers and duties of liquidator; Committee of inspection; Restriction of company directors; Avoiding restriction; Disqualification of company director; Reckless and fraudulent trading; Avoidance of certain transactions on a winding up. Application for final orders Examinership; Powers and duties of examiner; Receivership.

OpenStack Operations Guide

Author: Tom Fifield
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491906293
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Computers

Design, deploy, and maintain your own private or public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), using the open source OpenStack platform. In this practical guide, experienced developers and OpenStack contributors show you how to build clouds based on reference architectures, as well as how to perform daily administration tasks. Designed for horizontal scalability, OpenStack lets you build a cloud by integrating several technologies. This approach provides flexibility, but knowing which options to use can be bewildering. Once you complete this book, you’ll know the right questions to ask while you organize compute, storage, and networking resources. If you already know how to manage multiple Ubuntu machines and maintain MySQL, you’re ready to: Set up automated deployment and configuration Design a single-node cloud controller Use metrics to improve scalability Explore compute nodes, network design, and storage Install OpenStack packages Use an example architecture to help simplify decision-making Build a working environment to explore an IaaS cloud Manage users, projects, and quotas Tackle maintenance, debugging, and network troubleshooting Monitor, log, backup, and restore

Cyber security of SCADA and Other Industrial Control Systems

Author: Edward J. M. Colbert
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319321257
Release Date: 2016-08-23
Genre: Computers

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental security of Industrial Control Systems (ICSs), including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and touching on cyber-physical systems in general. Careful attention is given to providing the reader with clear and comprehensive background and reference material for each topic pertinent to ICS security. This book offers answers to such questions as: Which specific operating and security issues may lead to a loss of efficiency and operation? What methods can be used to monitor and protect my system? How can I design my system to reduce threats?This book offers chapters on ICS cyber threats, attacks, metrics, risk, situational awareness, intrusion detection, and security testing, providing an advantageous reference set for current system owners who wish to securely configure and operate their ICSs. This book is appropriate for non-specialists as well. Tutorial information is provided in two initial chapters and in the beginnings of other chapters as needed. The book concludes with advanced topics on ICS governance, responses to attacks on ICS, and future security of the Internet of Things.

The Antivirus Hacker s Handbook

Author: Joxean Koret
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119028765
Release Date: 2015-08-19
Genre: Computers

Hack your antivirus software to stamp out future vulnerabilities The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook guides you through the process of reverse engineering antivirus software. You explore how to detect and exploit vulnerabilities that can be leveraged to improve future software design, protect your network, and anticipate attacks that may sneak through your antivirus' line of defense. You'll begin building your knowledge by diving into the reverse engineering process, which details how to start from a finished antivirus software program and work your way back through its development using the functions and other key elements of the software. Next, you leverage your new knowledge about software development to evade, attack, and exploit antivirus software—all of which can help you strengthen your network and protect your data. While not all viruses are damaging, understanding how to better protect your computer against them can help you maintain the integrity of your network. Discover how to reverse engineer your antivirus software Explore methods of antivirus software evasion Consider different ways to attack and exploit antivirus software Understand the current state of the antivirus software market, and get recommendations for users and vendors who are leveraging this software The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook is the essential reference for software reverse engineers, penetration testers, security researchers, exploit writers, antivirus vendors, and software engineers who want to understand how to leverage current antivirus software to improve future applications.

Space and Innovation

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264264014
Release Date: 2016-10-27

After decades of innovation, satellites now play a discrete but pivotal role in the efficient functioning of modern societies and their economic development. This publication provides the findings from a OECD Space Forum project on the state of innovation in the space sector.

Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving

Author: Millie Pant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811004483
Release Date: 2016-03-19
Genre: Computers

The proceedings of SocProS 2015 will serve as an academic bonanza for scientists and researchers working in the field of Soft Computing. This book contains theoretical as well as practical aspects using fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence algorithms, etc., with many applications under the umbrella of ‘Soft Computing’. The book will be beneficial for young as well as experienced researchers dealing across complex and intricate real world problems for which finding a solution by traditional methods is a difficult task. The different application areas covered in the proceedings are: Image Processing, Cryptanalysis, Industrial Optimization, Supply Chain Management, Newly Proposed Nature Inspired Algorithms, Signal Processing, Problems related to Medical and Health Care, Networking Optimization Problems, etc.


Author: Driving Standards Agency (Great Britain)
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0115526412
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is designed to help drivers acquire the skills needed to improve their driving and keep safe on the road. It contains the latest information including guidance on: driver responsibility, attitude and the law; techniques for driving on motorways, at night and in all-weathers; manoeuvring and defensive driving techniques; basic maintenance, breakdowns and towing; eco-safe driving; avoiding congestion; accidents and emergencies; vehicle security; and driving in Europe.

Optical Fiber Sensor Technology

Author: K. T. V. Grattan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792379462
Release Date: 2000-09-30
Genre: Science

Optical Fiber Sensor Technology, Advanced Applications - Bragg Gratings and Distributed Sensors, builds upon the foundations of the subject in the preceding four volumes of this series, concentrating as they do upon both applications and the technology of advanced optical fiber sensors. Previous volumes have covered the fundamentals of the field, devices and systems and chemical and environmental monitoring. This volume deals with a range of highly topical sensor devices and commercial systems, with considerable emphasis upon one of the most important areas, Bragg gratings in fibers, their fabrication and applications in advanced sensor systems and the principles and use of distributed fiber optic sensors. The volume is well illustrated and referenced, pointing to hundreds of key publications accessible in the open literature. It draws upon a group of authors with an international reputation for their work in the area, carefully edited into a coherent and logical text by the editors, based on their considerable experience in the field. This book series will provide an invaluable source for researchers, engineers and advanced students in the field of optical fibers, optoelectronics and measurement and sensing.