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‘La odisea’ en bolsas para vomitar. Se suele decir que gran parte del trabajo del actor consiste en esperar, pero los músicos bien saben que su ocupación también conlleva un buen número de horas muertas.

‘La odisea’ en bolsas para vomitar

Solo hay una diferencia: los segundos pasan gran parte de ese tiempo viajando. Nick Cave, como muchos otros compañeros de profesión, utiliza habitualmente esos espacios vacíos para componer y escribir. En 2014, sin embargo, se encontró con algo distinto. Durante un vuelo, le llegó una idea para una canción. El mejor museo es un muro. Outings Project. Nazismo: Francisco Boix, los ojos de Mauthausen. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: Request for Proposals. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy regularly issues requests for proposals (RFPs) in a variety of topics and welcomes submissions that meet the guidelines.

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: Request for Proposals

The RFPs are posted over the course of each year; the previous year's RFPs are listed here for guidance. RFP: Municipal Fiscal Health Research Initiative Download RFP The ability of local governments to provide vital public goods and services to their citizens, and to prepare for an increasingly urban future, depends greatly on their fiscal situation. As a part of our work on Municipal Fiscal Health, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy sponsors research addressing the challenge of promoting the fiscal health of municipal governments at all levels. Deadline for Submission of Full Proposals: September 30, 2015 RFP: Program on the People's Republic of China International Fellowship.

BID UrbanLab. El BID, a través de ICES, invita a participar en el Concurso a estudiantes que se encuentren cursando los dos últimos años de carrera universitaria (carreras de cinco a seis años) o estudios de post-grado que reúnan las siguientes características: Estar inscrito como estudiante en una universidad de un país de ALC; oEstar inscrito en una universidad fuera de la región ALC, que trabaje en colaboración con una universidad de la región ALC y presente propuestas en conjunto, incluyendo docentes de las 2 instituciones.

BID UrbanLab

Los participantes en el Concurso deberán ser nacionales de alguno de los países miembros del BID. Los participantes en el Concurso deberán formar equipos multidisciplinarios de un mínimo de cuatro y un máximo de seis miembros. Entre las disciplinas sugeridas en la formación de los equipos se incluyen: ingenieros, arquitectos, urbanistas, expertos en planificación, diseñadores, ambientalistas, sociólogos, economistas, etc. The 2015 European Railway Performance Index. For national railway systems in Europe, public subsidies provide essential funds to support infrastructure maintenance and passenger and freight operations.

The 2015 European Railway Performance Index

Some countries allocate the lion’s share of public subsidies to either infrastructure managers or train-operating companies, while others allocate subsidies relatively evenly between these organizations. The use of different approaches throughout Europe raises a critical question: does the model for allocating public subsidies matter to a railway system’s performance? The answer could help European regulators, national governments, and railway companies as they seek to develop and implement policies to improve railway performance. Recent budgetary constraints have made it imperative to understand the most effective approaches for allocating public funds for railway modernization and development programs and other improvement initiatives.

Our current report confirms the correlation between performance and public cost. 3 ways big data can improve your supply chain. But with so much available data and so many improvable processes, it can be challenging for executives to determine where they should focus their limited time and resources.

3 ways big data can improve your supply chain

In our work with supply chain operations across a range of industries, we see three opportunities that offer high potential in the near term. Companies that exploit them can generate significant revenues and profits, as well as reduce costs markedly, lower cash requirements, and boost agility. Visualizing Delivery Routes. Logistics management challenges all but the most sophisticated specialists in “last-mile delivery.” Traditional routing software at advanced delivery companies can show drivers exactly where and how they should drive in order to reduce fuel costs and maximize efficiency. Now, add the difficulty of aligning the deliveries of two or more business units or companies, each of which manages its own delivery system but must work with the others as one.

Pinpointing Future Demand. 7 Benefits and 1 Huge Problem With a World Full of 'Taxibots,' or Driverless Taxis. A city where private cars are largely replaced with driverless taxis doesn't feel terribly close, but it's not too far away to think about.

7 Benefits and 1 Huge Problem With a World Full of 'Taxibots,' or Driverless Taxis

And all the better when someone does the thinking for us—as is the case with this delightfully thorough new report on a "taxibot" world by Luis Martínez of the International Transport Forum (spotted by Gizmodo Australia). Martínez and collaborators used real trip data to model what life would be like in Lisbon, Portugal, if shared autonomous vehicles of various size ruled the streets.

Some scenarios had these taxibots partnering with high-capacity public transit—in Lisbon's case, a subway network—while others considered a transit-less city. (Though taxibots replaced local buses in all cases.) At half a million city and 2.8 million metro area residents, Lisbon is a pretty typical midsized city, though it's car-ownership rate (217 per 1,000 people) is on the lower end of the global scale.

The good news first—then the bad. There will be fewer total cars.