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  Change - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Change, the quality of impermanence and the flux, has had a chequered history as a concept.
With the rise of industrialisation and capitalism, the importance attached to innovation grew, and social and political upheavals and pressures often forced change by violent revolution (as in North America in the late 18th century and in later imitators).
Change is cyclical, and one expects circumstances to recur.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Change   (350 words)

 Climate Change Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ NaturalResearch.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, the term "climate change" is often used to refer only to the ongoing changes in modern climate, including the average rise in surface temperature known as global warming.
However there are several examples of rapid changes in the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere that do appear to correlate to strong warming, including the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum, the Permian-Triassic extinction event, and the end of the Varangian snowball earth event.
Changes in sea levels are indicators of climate change - the volume of the sea water changes as it warms/cools.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Climate_change   (2629 words)

Thus we speak of the change of temperature from place-to-place along a body, or the change in atmospheric pressures from place-to-place as recorded by isobars, or the change of height of the surface of the earth as recorded by a contour map.
The best-worked-out version of this view is the usual mathematical description of change of position by a suitable function of time; and then motion as velocity, that is rate of change of position, is given by the first derivative, which is a relation to nearby intervals.
But if change is cinematic, then there is no sense to saying that the instantaneous state of the world at the prior time determines its state at subsequent times: for example, not even velocity is determined by the intrinsic instantaneous state of a body.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/change   (6894 words)

For change to take hold in an organization, it must be linked explicitly and tightly to real performance goals, and it has to be in the hands of people who understand the business first and change second.
In a world that is changing with incredible speed, ambiguity is a constant." Ambiguity defines the work of the change agent: not a comfortable balance, but a dynamic tension between opposing forces.
Change agents are simultaneously highly visible, willing to stand up in public to rally the troops, and genuinely invisible: turning the spotlight over to others when handing out credit is the best way to advance the cause.
www.fastcompany.com /online/08/change.html   (4372 words)

 Change - www.jacquespetrus.com
Change released their second album "Miracles" in 1981 that also reached the no 1 spot of Billboard's "Black music" albums and hold that for six weeks.
Change had so far not been a band in the real meaning of the word, they were more a studio concept with several different "Change" touring in 80 and 81.
Except "Change of heart", the whole album included fantastic songs like sing-a-long "You are my melody", the more edgy and sexy "I got my eyes on you", "Lovely lady" and the hypnotic and "It burns me up" all with a spark of the old Change in a modern way.
www.jacquespetrus.com /change.htm   (5767 words)

Change may require organisms and organizations to adapt.
Bells used in music are often played in a pattern known as change ringing.
Change is also the name of a commune in the Côte-d'Or département in France.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/change.html   (385 words)

Change ringing requires special bells, special "music", and ordinary people who enjoy climbing towers, working as a team, and performing "The Exercise." The human ingredient is critical because change ringing is very different from playing a carillon or chime.
These place changes produce musical patterns, with the sounds of the bells weaving in and out as if they were folk dancing with each other.
Change ringing is a non-competitive and non-violent team activity that is highly stimulating intellectually and mildly demanding physically, and makes a beautiful sound.
www.nagcr.org /pamphlet.html   (1649 words)

 How to Write a Change Listener
A change listener is similar to a property change listener.
A change listener is registered on an object — typically a component, but it could be another object, like a model — and the listener is notified when the object has changed.
Uses a change listener on a date-field spinner to change the color of the text as the spinner's date changes.
java.sun.com /docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/events/changelistener.html   (360 words)

 EUROPA - Environment - Climate Change
Climate change is one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet.
Human activities that contribute to climate change include in particular the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, both of which cause emissions of carbon dioxide (CO), the main gas responsible for climate change, as well as other 'greenhouse' gases.
The European Union is at the forefront of international efforts to combat climate change and has played a key role in the development of the two major treaties addressing the issue, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol.
europa.eu.int /comm/environment/climat/home_en.htm   (548 words)

 Change Management Learning Center - Prosci
Best Practices in Change Management - 411 organizations from 59 countries reveal best practices in change management - learn what to do, what not to do - and what critical mistakes to avoid.
Positioning to Succeed in 2006 with Change Management - research shows that managing the people side of change in the upcoming year is the most important step you can take to ensure projects meet their goals.
With change management training, books, articles, tutorials, benchmarking and more, Prosci's Learning Center is the most complete resource for managing the people-side of change.
www.change-management.com   (446 words)

 The Change Project - Behavior Change Tools and Approaches That Yield Direct, Measurable Impact on Key Behaviors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
CHANGE focused on helping health and nutrition programs develop and apply practical solutions to behavior change problems.
The CHANGE Project developed a framework and tools to identify behaviors related to women’s use of skilled care during delivery and the postpartum period.
This summary is based on the CHANGE Maternal Survival toolkit.
www.changeproject.org   (415 words)

 CHANGE MANAGEMENT (Your first-ever Business e-Coach)
Instead you need to create a new management model, switch from management to leadership, manage change, build trust, drive out fear of failure and and create productive partnerships in which everyone can offer their unique knowledge and talents.
Evolutionary change, that involves setting direction, allocating responsibilities, and establishing reasonable timelines for achieving objectives, is relatively painless.
When seeking to change an organization, it's strategy or processes, leaders run into Newton's law that a body at rest tends to stay at rest.
1000ventures.com /business_guide/crosscuttings/change_management.html   (1288 words)

 Change Quotes - The Quotations Page
Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind.
www.quotationspage.com /subjects/change   (346 words)

 Encyclopedia Of Global Environmental Change - Encyclopedia Shop
… The Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change is the result of the research of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme.
THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE The Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change is the first major reference work in this multi-disciplinary field, and presents.
The character of the Earth's surface is constantly changing as a result of the interactions of the great circulations of energy, water and materials that …
www.ecaseload.com /encyclopedia-of-global-environmental-change.html   (465 words)

 Technorati Tag: change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Games promoting social change by richard on Sat 04 Mar 2006 07:07 AM EST At last years Games for Change conference we were introduced to the United...
Arctic Exploration: service.spiegel.de: Nowhere is climate change as dramatic as in the Arctic.
Cultural Change - Haines Centre Haines Centre International is a global strategic planning, leadership and change consulting, training, publishing, assessment and keynoting firm, all using strategic and systems thinking.
www.technorati.com /tag/change   (567 words)

 Concrete Change - Making all homes visitable
Without basic access in place, architecture forces severe choices: the disruption and grief of moving out of one's community; expensive renovation — if the home is even amenable to renovation; or existing as a virtual prisoner in an unsafe, unhealthy house.
In other words, get in and out of the house and be able to use the bathroom--the essentials for visiting, and for surviving in your house with a temporary or long-term disability.
But advocates are needed to initiate and sustain the work required to change the status quo.
www.concretechange.org   (281 words)

 Interactive Journaling - Substance Abuse Assessment Tools - Chemical Dependency Treatments - Drug Addiction Research
All people have the power to change their lives for the better.
Ultimately, any lasting positive change and life-skill development must come from within – it cannot be forced upon or granted to an individual from the outside.
Still, while the real work of change must be completed by each individual, research demonstrates that the likelihood of success can be enhanced through support, structure and guidance.
www.changecompanies.net   (387 words)

 WWF - WWF's work on Climate Change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Violent weather, rising sea-levels, melting glaciers and severe droughts are the ominous signs of this change.
Fish are increasingly threatened by the effects of climate change as temperatures rise in rivers, lakes and oceans, says a new WWF report.
Following a European winter of extreme cold and heavy snow, a WWF report says that there’s more risk of severe storms and extreme weather in future winters as a result of climate change unless CO emissions are reduced dramatically.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/what_we_do/climate_change/index.cfm   (253 words)

 6.1.2: Note on Material Adverse Change - Encyclopedia - Library - VC Experts
The Material Adverse Change provision gives the investor a 'walk' right only if the fortunes of the company experience a "material adverse change" between the date the contract is signed and its scheduled closing date.
Sometimes that phrase is extensively defined and quantified … "material adverse change" means that, during the period in question, the issuer loses X% of its customers / sales or some other benchmark (gross revenues, net profits, etc.) is not achieved.
More often than not, however, the phrase is left to stand on its own, the notion being that both sides will be able to agree as of the closing date whether a MAC 'out' has been triggered or not.
vcexperts.com /vce/library/encyclopedia/documents_view.asp?document_id=620   (381 words)

We utilize state of the art technology and data resources, we are fully EDI capable and will treat your clients with the utmost in care to make the process as easy as possible for both you and them.
CHANGE DYNAMICS is approved with most lenders including Washington Mutual, Chase, Citibank, WestAmerica, GreenPoint, Flagstar, Wells Fargo, Countrywide and many others.
CHANGE DYNAMICS specializes in quick turnarounds for new purchases so real estate agents can assure their clients an appraisal will be done in plenty of time to remove any financing contingencies.
www.changedynamics.com   (258 words)

 Change Management
Black Belts and Change Agents should know how to survive 'Pity City' and the 'Valley of Despair.' Learn to navigate the issues associated with change and improvement projects from two experts on this subject.
The Six Sigma cycle of change is hard to begin, but once the wheel of change is in motion it's easy to sustain.
Changing the culture of a hospital is the "hard stuff," and it is absolutely necessary—if, for example, you want to remain in the top 1% of an all-hospital database for patient satisfaction.
www.isixsigma.com /ce/change_management   (1049 words)

 Press for Change
The Press For Change guide to pursuing a claim for discrimination on the grounds you are intending to undergo, undergoing or have undergone Gender Reassignment.
Press for Change is a political lobbying and educational organisation, which campaigns to achieve equal civil rights and liberties for all transgender people in the United Kingdom, through legislation and social change.
A sea change in public understanding in recent years has meant that nowadays it's rarely necessary to explain to people that transsexuality is an internationally recognised condition, and not a form of sexual or political rebellion.
www.pfc.org.uk   (1152 words)

 Change Links Progressive Newspaper and Calendar title of your page
We are a volunteer non-profit effort and depend on members of the progressive community and others to help keep this newspaper going.
You click on the links and it will take you to their page and you fill out forms.
We would also like to encourage any foundations to grant to Change Links, we are non-profit.
www.change-links.org   (761 words)

 Massive Change: The Future of Global Design
It has placed us at the beginning of an new period of human possibility, where all economies and ecologies are becoming global, relational, and interconnected.
Massive Change online is moving into a new phase, from communication to action.
Join the project and connect with people around the world to share your ideas, discuss the critical issues, and collaborate on changing the world.
www.massivechange.com   (97 words)

 Change Management Training Seminar - Productive Chaos
Change management keynote presentations can be scheduled according to your organization's needs.
This change management training seminar examines and integrates the very latest research, development, and theories into a simple, easy-to-follow formula for success at a time when we’re all being asked to accomplish much more with much less.
This change management training seminar provides training, insight, direction, and feedback that is so necessary to prepare your organization for the future.
www.achievemax.com /programs/top10_seminars/productive_chaos_change.htm   (319 words)

 organisational change
We recognise that organisational change is essential and, like continuous improvement and learning, change management must be part of the organisation's culture.
Our organisational change services can be incorporated within your managing change and management development programmes.
Prior to their organisational change training course the system will despatch a series of knowledge based eBriefings - after their organisational change training course the system will despatch a verification eBrief to assess the extent of knowledge acquired.
www.organisationalchange.co.uk   (266 words)

 Climate change: UNEP.Net, the Environment Network
Climate Change May Become Major Player In Ozone Loss a NASA study finds that by the 2030s climate change may surpass chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as the main driver of overall ozone loss.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its 1997 Kyoto Protocol are the key processes for negotiating international climate policies and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
The (September 2001) Climate Change 2001 assessment report confirms that earlier projections of global mean temperature increases were underestimated.
climatechange.unep.net   (603 words)

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