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CHAPTER SIX: Achieving a work-life balance

Carina Eriksen Karnac Books ePub

Having a healthy balance between work and life outside of work is important for physical and mental wellbe-ing. It is not easy to achieve this balance when a job is demanding. In this chapter there will be a brief introduction to work stress before considering the recent trends in the aviation industry that have intensified aircrew workloads and working hours. The chapter presents strategies to help individuals achieve a work-life balance and concludes with a‘mini-theory’ on how to‘make personal life fit work’ based on accounts given by cabin crew and flight crew across major UK and European airlines. A large proportion of the available literature tends to focus on factors that cause work stress, work-life conflict, and psychological imbalance. While this is helpful, there is a need for more focus on positive actions to achieve balance within a given lifestyle. A more pragmatic approach may help those who are trying to combine work and family demands, and allow them to learn techniques to cope with threats to their physical and mental health. Practical tips on how to manage conflicting life stressors are given.

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Overview of Employment Projections Through 2018

Michael Farr JIST Publishing ePub

Job openings result from the relationship between the population, the labor force, and demand for goods and services. The population restricts the size of the labor force, which consists of working individuals and those looking for work. The size and productivity of the labor force limits the quantity of goods and services that can be produced. In addition, changes in the demand for goods and services influence which industries expand or contract. Industries respond by hiring the workers necessary to produce goods and provide services. However, improvements to technology and productivity, changes in which occupations perform certain tasks, and changes to the supply of workers all affect which occupations will be employed by those industries. Examining past and present changes to these relationships in order to project future shifts is the foundation of the Employment Projections Program. This article presents highlights of population, labor force, and occupational and industry employment projections for 2008–2018. For more information, see the additional information about the projections.

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4.11 Generating Excel Files from Code Using ExcelXmlWriter (Without Having Excel!)

James Avery O'Reilly Media PDF


4.11 Generating Excel Files from Code Using

ExcelXmlWriter (Without Having Excel!)

Excel is a ubiquitous tool, used for everything from simple tabular-format databases to complex statistical analyses. In fact, it is so widely used that in some cases it makes perfect sense to be able to save your application’s data out to a workbook so users can easily work with it in Excel.

Carlos Aguilar Mares of Microsoft, formerly on the ASP.NET development team for

.NET 2.0, has developed two tools that make it very simple to get your application’s data into Excel using its XML workbook format. ExcelXmlWriter is a freely available DLL with a rich API supporting many of Excel’s advanced features, such as pivot tables, sorting, and filtering. ExcelXmlWriter.Generator is a utility that will quickly generate the logic necessary to reverse-engineer an existing Excel file, with all its data and formatting intact. The Generator drastically cuts the time needed to build code for using complex workbooks.

Mares’s tools are completely standalone; you don’t need to have Excel or Office on the system hosting your application.

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Appendix B. Catalogue Raisonné of Viennese Cantata Sources

Lawrence Bennett Indiana University Press ePub

A total of 39 sources containing 162 Italian cantatas by composers employed by the Habsburgs during the period 1658–1712 have been identified. Fourteen of these sources are manuscripts dating from the years 1658–1700. (For a description of the manuscript that contains two cantatas by Johann Caspar Kerll [A-GÖ, Musikarchiv, Ms. 4089], see Friedrich Wilhelm Riedel and Leonhard Riedel, “Zum Repertoire der italienischen Kantatenkomposition,” 331.) Eighteen manuscripts and seven copies of a single printed collection, Badia’s Tributi armonici, comprise the sources for cantatas dating from the years 1700–1712; these sources include a few works by Badia that date from the final years of the seventeenth century, but they belong historically and stylistically with the younger generation.

The source descriptions given below for thirteen manuscripts from 1658 to 1700 have been subdivided into dated archival copies, undated archival copies, and three manuscripts in S-Uu. No extant holographs from this period are known to me. The descriptions for the chamber cantatas from 1700 to 1712 are subdivided into five categories: two holographs, the printed collection, six dated archival copies, nine undated archival copies, and the single manuscript in D-Dl. The descriptions for the manuscripts with four grand cantatas, all preserved in archival copies, appear at the end of this appendix.

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9 Geopolitics Since 1990

Black, Jeremy M. Indiana University Press ePub

THE END OF THE COLD WAR POSED BOTH MAJOR CONCEPTUAL issues focused on a total recasting of geopolitics and also the question as to whether the subject itself had outlived its usefulness and therefore deserved extinction or, rather, relegation to an outdated part of historical literature. In the event, reports of the death of geopolitics proved totally unfounded. Instead, the second surge of writing on geopolitics—that linked to the Cold War—has been followed, from 1990, with a third surge. Moreover, this surge has been of considerable scale. From 1990 until 2014, over four hundred academic books specifically devoted to geopolitical thought have appeared, a number that does not include more narrowly focused national studies. In addition, these books have appeared in a plethora of languages, including Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish. To write of a surge does not imply any necessary similarity in approach, content or tone, but does capture the extent to which geopolitical issues and language still play a major role. This can be amplified if attention is devoted to references in periodical and newspaper articles,1 and in popular fiction. For example, geopolitics is a term frequently used in James Ellroy’s 2014 novel Perfidia. Dudley Smith refers to “recent geopolitical events” in explaining why “Jimmy the Jap” would make an appropriate scapegoat.2

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