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The work of the European Research Council, the body charged with boosting science in Europe, has been hampered by too much bureaucracy, its new president told a European Parliament Committee last month. Helga Nowotny wants the fledgling body to be an autonomous and permanent fixture in the EU's complex scientific landscape. She told the European Parliament's committee on industry and research that its original structure was deeply flawed. Internal wrangling over the ERC's legal status and governance structures has been an issue since the council's launch in February 2007. The commission has consistently ...
by its inhabitants and neighbours. As the distinction between "Roman Empire" and "Byzantine Empire" is purely a modern convention, it is not possible to assign a date of separation, but an important point is Emperor Constantine I 's transfer in 324 of the capital from Nicomedia (in Anatolia ) to Byzantium on the Bosphorus , which became Constantinople (alternatively " New Rome "). During its existence of over a thousand years the Empire remained one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe, despite setbacks and territorial losses, especially during the Roman–Persian
Sound and fury, signifying nothing: OCF 2010: Headlong into the ...
completed.  A sojourn through the hippie duality of hedonism and social awareness:  Oregon Country Fair, 2010. Ed Knoph, a potential sorcerer and a friend of several years, came by the house on Tuesday night, and we loaded up my little errand-running city car so that we could get an early start on Wednesday morning.  This year, my fifth (non-consecutive) year as "official" Fair Staff, I was granted: an Outta Site parking permit which meant that I could drive my car this year (a first); a Significant Other Pass (S.O.P.)!  An S.O.P. is a plum.  It means that one is not recognized by Fair ... market research, surveys and trends
Bureaucracy, Organisation And Zohar Ben-Asher – Bureaucracy ...
Bureaucracy, Organisation And Zohar Ben-Asher – Bureaucracy, Organisation & Political Change: A Critical Analysis Bureaucracy, Organisation and Political Change A Critical Analysis of Approaches to the Study of Organisation by Prof. Zohar Ben-Asher It is of rather common agreement that organisation, at least originally, was formed in order to pursue the common interests of specific groups [1]. It is far from being agreed, however, what roles are played by various sorts of internal organisational structures, especially when somehow related to political change. Weber, for example, perceived politics in terms of ... market research, surveys and trends


Oregon foreclosure rate leaps 20 percent, leaving the state No. 3 ...
Along with grass seed, hazelnuts and Christmas trees, Oregon is increasingly finding itself a national leader in a more dubious bumper crop -- foreclosures . The rate at which Oregonians are falling into foreclosure unexpectedly jumped 20 percent in the first quarter, making the Beaver State No. 3 in the country. Oregon still ranks far behind longtime foreclosure champs Nevada and Florida in terms of lost homes. But the rate of increase in Oregon and Washington has put both Northwest states in the top five. "It's very discouraging," said Tim Duy, an economics professor at the University of Oregon. "For all ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Irony Behind Obama's Poll Numbers - Coop's Corner - CBS News
In a numbers-driven society, nuanced reflections about presidential job approval will only go so far. In the end, it always comes down to the final numbers - and the newest poll numbers about Barack Obama are not good. Mr. Obama's approval rating is now 46%, the first time it has fallen below 50% since he became president one year ago, according to the latest CBS News poll. ) For an administration that swept into Washington with high hopes - don't they all? - the results are a rebuke to a political leader who championed the slogan, "change we need." The irony is that President Obama's job approval ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The National Security Product
Those who are agonizing over whether Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri was a double agent or just an agent or whether he was kidnapped or a defector are really missing the point.  Amiri was just a small cog in the Greatest Show on Earth, the $100 billion a year US intelligence community.  United States intelligence is a huge and expensive bureaucracy and the information it produces must be consumed even when it does not necessarily make Americans safer.  More important than that, it is a product that must have enough bells and whistles to impress Congress, the media, and the White House to keep the money flowing.   What ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
America lowers the flag: Iraq's unquiet peace
At the end of next month, the United States is pulling its combat troops out of Iraq. But the country they are leaving behind is still a barely floating wreck, says Patrick Cockburn Reuters Soldiers lower the American flag during a handover ceremony of the US military base Bucca to the Iraqi authorities On 14 June, this year an interpreter for the US army called Hameed al-Daraji was shot dead as he was sleeping in his house in Samarra, a city 60 miles north of Baghdad. In some respects there was nothing strange about the killing, since 26 Iraqi civilians were murdered in different parts of the country on the same day. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


bureaucracy could have developed at earlier times in different places of the world. The study of prehistoric people and the artifacts they leave behind help ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Public Health Bureaucracy Cost of a New Car
door, to prevent a voluntary patient from leaving the hos- pital when he wishes to do so. .... anti-tuberculous drugs available. often hiding behind a plea ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Changing Incentives of the Chinese Bureaucracy
business community after leaving his government position. Second, xiahai also transforms the ex post behavior of the bureaucrats who quit the bureaucracy. ...
How to minimize damage leaving a toxic job? | Ask MetaFilter
I (Mrs. Crapmatic) accepted a job 7 months ago, thinking it was a great opportunity. It has turned out to be a toxic situation. I am miserable and want to quit, but I am afraid I will be scapegoated and end up with a (very much undeserved) bad reference. Can you please help me figure out the best exit strategy? I am the project manager of an utterly atrocious piece of software that desperately needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. This is a government job, with all the attendant wankery (of which I was blissfully unaware until now). My immediate supervisor is the original author of the software I now manage, which earned ...
WikiAnswers - What is the federal administrative system
hi what is federal system? the federal system creates a central government which deals with concerns of the whole nation What is a federal system ? A federal system is the government for the whole country. In the US, the "main office" of all federal government agencies is Washington, DC. There are many offices of the federal government located... What does a System Administrator do? System Administrators manage your servers. Maintain network and computer system upgrade system. keep records and maintain user and its authentication and restrictions System administrator takes... What is a difference between systems ...