Rethinking Transport Policy in Australia and New Zealand
Author: Philip G. Laird
Publisher: UNSW Press
Category: Political Science
Australia's freight transport system now has the highest proportion of truck use of any developed country in the world, and with New Zealand, its cities are heavily dependent on cars. Back on Track considers the historic, economic and political issues that have led to this situation, and concludes that the emergence of such a strongly road-oriented system has not been in the national interest, on both economic and environmental grounds. It develops a detailed analysis of Australia's 'road transport deficit'. The authors suggest that rail is the neglected element in Australian and New Zealand transport systems and despite a history of 'policy paralysis', they offer a rail-based ten point plan that could see both countries' transport systems 'back on track'. Using new data on transportation trends from Australia and around the world, the book sets out a vision for the future of freight and inter-capital transport in Australia and New Zealand, and offers innovative transport strategies for each of the major cities in both countries.
What Parents and Professionals Can Do for Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems
Author: Kenneth H. Talan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Offers guidance to help parents understand their child's emotional, mental, and behavioral problems and includes information on the types of professional help that is available.
A 16-Week Challenge to Help You Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals
Author: Carole Lewis
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
The Only Real Failure Is Not Getting Back Up! After facing up to some of her own struggles and shortcomings, Carole Lewis, the national director of First Place, gave her self a challenge: She would lose the excess weight and rededicate herself for a minimum of four months to believe God, to trust God and to obey God. Back on Track chronicles her 16-week spiritual and weight-loss journey with highlights from her diary of temptations, failures, victories and tips she learned along the way. Did Carole walk the walk and finally lose those extra pounds she'd been hoping she would lose for years? When she stumbled, did God pick her up and point her in the right direction? Her honest, heartfelt answers are guaranteed to surprise and inspire one and all.
American Railroad Accidents and Safety, 1965–2015
Author: Mark Aldrich
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Demonstrates how railroad safety evolved from the intersection of market pressures, technology, and public sentiment."—Journal of Southern History
Author: Abby Gaines
Maybe Kelly Greenwood shouldn't have been so…honest when she lambasted NASCAR pretty boy Trent Matheson on national TV. All the sports psychologist wanted was to give a memorable sound bite. But maybe she took it too far? Because now Trent's team wants Kelly to devise a plan to whip their on-again, off-again racing star into shape. There's just one hitch—Trent doesn't think he needs some "professional" to dig into his psyche, especially someone who is totally unimpressed by him. And Kelly has only one week to convince Trent that he does need her—body and soul.
Foundations for Biblical Women's Mentoring
Author: Jo-Anna Culy
Publisher: Word Alive Press
Imagine a church where many of the needs of younger women are being met by trained older women. It would not be a problem-free church, but it would be a healthy church where pastors are free to focus on their biblical responsibilities. Although younger women need the guidance of godly older women more than ever, older women remain the most untapped resource in the church today. Some feel dispensable, undervalued, or overlooked. Many simply don’t understand the role God calls them to have with younger women, or know how to fulfill it. Getting Back on Track is an invitation to discover from Scripture what the role of the biblical mentor is and how God wants to use older women to help move younger women toward maturity in Christ. It is solidly grounded in Scripture from beginning to end and is written for the older woman, church leader, or younger woman who aspires to be a godly older woman someday.
A Strategy for Modernising Alternative Provision for Young People
Author: Great Britain. Department for Children, Schools and Families
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Political Science
This white paper outlines proposals to improve the quality of alternative This white paper outlines proposals to improve the quality of alternative provision for young people who are permanently excluded from school or who are otherwise without a school place. Around 135,000 pupils a year, mostly of secondary age, spend some time in alternative provision. About one third are placed in pupil referral units, the rest in a range of places including in further education and the private and voluntary sectors. About half the children are excluded for bad or disruptive behaviour; the rest are in alternative provision for a variety of reasons. 75 per cent of pupils in pupil referral units have special educational needs, 91 per cent are aged 11-15, and 69 per cent are boys. Performance outcomes in GCSEs from alternative provision are very poor, though the data is limited. The strategy is based on core principles: starting with what works best for each person, taking account of needs and in consultation with parents and carers; securing a core educational entitlement for young people; better planning and commissioning of alternative provision; local authorities should be held accountable for outcomes; better professional support, accommodation and facilities; partnership working between alternative provision, other parts of the education sector and other agencies; learning from best practice and supporting innovation. A central aim is for schools to be able to get pupils back on track, and make more use of high quality alternative provisions as an early intervention for their pupils who are at risk of permanent exclusion. The term "Pupil Referral Unit" is considered outdated and unhelpful, and will be changed in the legislation.
Author: Michael A. T. Stewart
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
As we journey on the highway of life, circumstances and events affect us and shift our course. This shift takes place slowly and subtly. Without conscious attention, we could soon find ourselves off course. Situations derail us, and we need to get back on track in order to resume our journey. This book is your GPS to get you back on track. You will never be comfortable or confident off your track. As you read, there are times that you need to put this book down in order to reflect on some thoughts and allow the wow moments to illuminate your consciousness. The writings would cause you to look at your present, consider your past, and dream of your greater future. I recommend that you read one chapter a day and ruminate on its contents. You may have to read over some parts to fully grasp hidden pearls. The key is to incorporate some of the messages you will find in these pages that will make you a better person and put your life back on track.
Author: Tony Grayling
Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research
Category: Railroad companies
Author: Edward M. Kennedy
Category: Political Science
From one of America's most respected progressive voices comes an inspiring vision of reform and renewal In a Senate career spanning more than four decades, Edward M. Kennedy has become one of the most authoritative voices in American politics. His first major book in more than twenty years, America Back on Track argues that our nation has departed more deeply from its fundamental ideals than at any time in modern history. From a dangerous foreign policy to the threats against constitutional checks and balances, Kennedy tackles the country's gravest concerns and charts a course toward a stronger, freer, and fairer America. A provocative call to action, this will be read by everyone seeking political clarity in these tumultuous times.