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Publication date: 1 March 1992

Roger Giles

Summarizes the regulations, statutes, health and safetylegislation, council licensing requirements and British standards thataffect the inspection of boilers and lifts…

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Summarizes the regulations, statutes, health and safety legislation, council licensing requirements and British standards that affect the inspection of boilers and lifts. Suggests safety, efficiency, and monitoring inspections to ensure continued running of lifts and boilers. Concludes that regular inspections both ensure safety and save time and money.

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Structural Survey, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-080X

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Publication date: 1 April 1991

Peter Long

Details the increasing reliance on IT within organisations and its relationship to “world‐class quality”. Suggests IT is used to help automate tasks but can play a vital…

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Details the increasing reliance on IT within organisations and its relationship to “world‐class quality”. Suggests IT is used to help automate tasks but can play a vital role in human resource management. Examines how IT can be used to help recruit and retain employees by matching their skills to the appropriate job, beyond simply record‐keeping. Highlights ways a personnel system can be used to advantage in mapping out careers, health and safety and performance.

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The TQM Magazine, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-478X

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Publication date: 2 May 2017

Joshua Gottlieb, Roger Davis and John Clark

The authors aim to present a procedure for the parallel, steady and unsteady conjugate, Navier–Stokes/heat-conduction rotor-stator interaction analysis of multi-blade-row…

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Purpose

The authors aim to present a procedure for the parallel, steady and unsteady conjugate, Navier–Stokes/heat-conduction rotor-stator interaction analysis of multi-blade-row, film-cooled, turbine airfoil sections. A new grid generation procedure for multiple blade-row configurations, including walls, thermal barrier coatings, plenums, and cooling tubes, is discussed.

Design/methodology/approach

Steady, multi-blade-row interaction effects on the flow and wall thermal fields are predicted using a Reynolds’s-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) simulation in conjunction with an inter-blade-row mixing plane. Unsteady, aero-thermal interaction solutions are determined using time-accurate sliding grids between the stator and rotor with an unsteady RANS model. Non-reflecting boundary condition treatments are utilized in both steady and unsteady approaches at all inlet, exit and inter-blade-row boundaries. Parallelization techniques are also discussed.

Findings

The procedures developed in this research are compared against experimental data from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s turbine research facility.

Practical implications

The software presented in this paper is useful as both the design and analysis tool for fluid system and turbomachinery engineers.

Originality/value

This research presents a novel approach for the simultaneous solution of fluid flow and heat transfer in film-cooled rotating turbine sections. The software developed in this research is validated against experimental results for 2D flow, and the methods discussed are extendable to 3D.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 89 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1748-8842

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Twenty-First Century Celebrity: Fame In Digital Culture
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-212-9

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Publication date: 7 January 2019

Iris Reychav, Ofer Inbar, Tomer Simon, Roger McHaney and Lin Zhu

The purpose of this paper is to investigate enterprise social media systems and quantified gender and status influences on emotional content presented in these systems.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate enterprise social media systems and quantified gender and status influences on emotional content presented in these systems.

Design/methodology/approach

Internal social media messages were collected from a global software company running an enterprise social media system. An indirect observatory test using Berlo’s “source–message–channel–receiver” model served as a framework to evaluate sender, message, channel and receiver for each text. These texts were categorized by gender and status using text analytics with SAP SA to produce sentiment indications.

Findings

Results reveal women use positive language 2.1 times more than men. Senior managers express positive language 1.7 times more than non-managers, and feeling rules affect all genders and statuses, but not necessarily as predicted by theory. Other findings show that public messages contained less emotional content, and women expressed more positivity to lower status colleagues. Men expressed more positivity to those in higher positions. Many gender and status stereotypes found in face-to-face studies are also present in digital enterprise social networks.

Research limitations/implications

Limitations include generalizability: all data were collected from a single enterprise social media system.

Practical implications

Managers establishing codes of conduct for social media use will find this research useful, particularly when promoting awareness of emotional expressiveness in online venues with subordinate colleagues.

Originality/value

This study offers a behavioral measurement approach free from validity issues found in self-reported surveys, direct observations and interviews. The collected data offered new perspectives on existing social theories within a new environment of computerized, enterprise social media.

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Information Technology & People, vol. 32 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-3845

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Publication date: 1 March 1947

R.S. MORTIMER

It is now forty years since there appeared H. R. Plomer's first volume Dictionary of the booksellers and printers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from

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It is now forty years since there appeared H. R. Plomer's first volume Dictionary of the booksellers and printers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1641 to 1667. This has been followed by additional Bibliographical Society publications covering similarly the years up to 1775. From the short sketches given in this series, indicating changes of imprint and type of work undertaken, scholars working with English books issued before the closing years of the eighteenth century have had great assistance in dating the undated and in determining the colour and calibre of any work before it is consulted.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 1 January 1975

Knight's Industrial Law Reports goes into a new style and format as Managerial Law This issue of KILR is restyled Managerial Law and it now appears on a continuous…

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Knight's Industrial Law Reports goes into a new style and format as Managerial Law This issue of KILR is restyled Managerial Law and it now appears on a continuous updating basis rather than as a monthly routine affair.

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Managerial Law, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 June 1995

Graeme Currie and Roger Darby

Summarizes recent debates as to the strengths and weaknesses ofcompetence‐based management development, and illustrates these via acase study. In the case study, key…

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Summarizes recent debates as to the strengths and weaknesses of competence‐based management development, and illustrates these via a case study. In the case study, key issues are raised which reinforce many of the criticisms of competence‐based approaches raised in the literature. Concludes that the limitations of the competence approach, as discussed in the literature, should be recognized in implementing a competence‐based programme, and that it is one approach towards management development which may be taken with others.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 19 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Publication date: 1 January 1993

Beth Clewis

In a world in which “England's green and pleasant land” sets the standard for garden excellence, gardeners in much of the United States will struggle in vain to adapt the…

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In a world in which “England's green and pleasant land” sets the standard for garden excellence, gardeners in much of the United States will struggle in vain to adapt the British style to their own volatile climates. American regional gardening literature offers a new vision to help gardeners throughout the United States select plants suited to their climates (especially native plants) and use techniques to prevent losses to cold, heat, humidity, or drought. The resulting gardens may not always resemble the traditional English her baceous border, but their beauty and vigor will enhance the often monotonous American suburban landscape.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 21 June 2005

Ruth M. Mann

This chapter addresses a five-year phase of protest activity set in motion by fathers’ rights and shared parenting groups’ resistance to the Federal Child Support…

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This chapter addresses a five-year phase of protest activity set in motion by fathers’ rights and shared parenting groups’ resistance to the Federal Child Support Guidelines, which were incorporated into Canada’s Divorce Act in 1997. Drawing upon Department of Justice discourses, parliamentary hearings and debates, and advocacy websites it examines the dynamics and outcomes of the protest cycle. It argues that the government’s legislative response signals a failure of fathers’ rights activism in Canada. This failure is a consequence of the collective identity that advocates and their supporters enact and celebrate in various public arenas, the effectiveness of feminist counteraction, and the contingencies of governance in Canada’s left-of-centre advanced liberal democracy.

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Studies in Law, Politics and Society
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-327-3

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