Today, business excellence has become a work philosophy; this is, the only way to do a job at all areas and management levels of the organization. Implementation of business excellence requires of a new business culture where sustainability is a high professional and business value so that objec- tives may be implemented through commitment rather than just compliance. This new culture is well characterized by Lair Rivero  statement: “The true business culture is the subconscious of an organization and, in practice, it becomes stronger that business procedure. It is defined by eve- ryday behavior of employees and is the result of all values, believes expectations and non-written rules”.
In order to validate the working hypotheses, counting with the previous agreement of the respectively authors, we have used the survey designed by Pons-Peregort (2000) and Eguiguren-Huerta (2000) for their doctoral thesis development, which are nevertheless appropriately referenced. At one hand, the survey allowed identifying the independent (training) variables, and at other, the dependent variables (economical) were obtained from Sabi Data Base (Analysis System of Iberian Balances) and from the “Fomento de la Producción” Magazine. The time frame chosen was 2006–2007 because it was the period that had the greatest amount of corresponding data relating to both the economic variables and training. The survey was conducted with a group of 381 companiesin the region of Catalonia, counting with a response rate of 28%, which means a number of 106 companies. The survey was sent by normal post and by email. The questionnaire was filled by CEOs and HR directors.
The fish canning industries are an important sector in Galicia (NW of Spain), representing most of the total Spanish production. Galician cannery industries manufacture a high variety of raw materials. Tuna and bonito processing account for more than half of the total production; sardine processing also involves an important percentage and other species are processed in a minor quantity. The main steps in the tuna manufacturing process are defrosting, peeling, cooking, canning and finally, the finishing steps (sauce filling, washing of cans, sterilization, etc.). Sardine processing includes scraping, cutting, conveying, canning, cooking and the finishing steps. The amount of solid waste generated in fish canning industries is important. During the manufacturing processes of species, the amount of raw products converted into waste can reach up to 50% by weight (data provided by Xunta de Galicia).
The actual development and introduction of new and revolutionary tyPESSN of marine vehicles, with increments in size and speed, together with an increase in shipping industry pressure over reduced and sometimes fatigue crews, due the own internal dynamics of strongly competence between companiesin actual air and maritime commercial world, makes necessary the introduction on board of an intelligent expert system, with adaptive state of the art Knowledge, KBS, derive from human expertise, experiments and theoretical research, to identify and validate in advance risk factors, possible dangerous scenarios and manoeuvring decisions always in heavy weather conditions, when everybody could be imposing a large responsibility upon the master of the ship, that may be is compulsory to maintain speed and course in any conditions.
I n 1996, the Ministry of Education and Science and the British Council signed the agreement which aimed to develop integrated curricular projects in pub- lic schools. Some years later, the ORDEN EDU/6/2006 (4 January) was pub- lished. These legal documents regulated the setting-up of bilingual schools sup- ported with public funds. Since then, the Primary Education system has undergone a radical change, and schools offering bilingual teaching have proliferated in our autonomous region, Castile and Leon. In 2016, around 600 publicly funded Pri- mary Education schools offer at least two subjects taught in a foreign language, mainly English. This change, which may sound appealing to parents eager to pro- vide better career opportunities to their children, must have sounded daunting to hundreds of teachers required to adapt their teaching skills to a completely new classroom environment in which the foreign language is no longer only a subject to be taught, but also a vehicle to teach through. To address this challenge, in 2008 the regional authorities created a speciﬁ c Language Centre for in-service teachers (known as the CFPI) in order to improve bilingual teaching competenc- es. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education abolished the Teacher Education plans of the 1990s and published Real Decreto 1393/2007 and Orden ECI/3857/2007. The former system provided training in the form of a three-year training itin- erary in the foreign language and gave the education system highly competent teachers which could respond to traditional school needs. The former qualiﬁ cation consisted of three academic years in which Foreign Language, Foreign Language teaching methodologies and Practicum internships were core areas. Surprisingly, however, in December 2007, just when bilingual schools were emerging in Cas- tile and Leon, the new legislation -Orden ECI/3857/2007- considerably reduced the number of hours devoted to higher-level Foreign Language classes: less time was available for language training, and this was only intended for students doing the Qualiﬁ cation in a Foreign Language. The authorities seemed to have forgot- ten that, to foster quality in bilingualism at Primary Education level, Pre-service Teacher Training needs also to be spurred in the same direction. Guaranteeing the level of competence of teaching graduates is necessary in order to ensure the same learning opportunities for children no matter which school they attend.
This work is based in the analysis of the Open Data published by the European Union about Research and Innovation Projects in the context of Horizon 2020. . Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation Programme ever. It will lead to more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Almost €80 billion of funding is available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private and national public investment that this money will attract.
Recently, the DEA model has been used in other sectors, with some modifications, but maintaining the principles of the methodology. In the energy sector, Chai, Fan, and Han  use the DEA with some novelties to determine the efficiency in this sector, justifying its use in that you have great advantages in avoiding subjective factors, simplifying algorithms, and reducing errors; it gradually developed into one of the most commonly used tools for evaluation efficiency in many fields. This same DEA model has also been used in the environmental sector, by Łozowicka  to measure the efficiency of European community countries. In the water industry, Sun, Yang, Zhang, and Chen  evaluated the efficiency of the use of this product in the municipalities of China, using the traditional DEA model, but modifying the indices used. In the hotel sector, Lee, Kuo, Jiang, and Li  evaluate the efficiency of this sector in Taiwan. To do this, they used the DEA and added a mega frontier, modifying the directional distance function in the meta-frontier model in order to consider expanding outputs, contracting inputs, and fixed quasi-fixed inputs in the short-run.
Some considerations on the translation of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse into Galician SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON THE TRANSLATION OF VIRGINIA WOOLF'S TO THE LIGHTHOUSE INTO GALICIAN Cara ? Faro was pu[.]
Leading foreign firms have been setting up in Catalonia for quite some time. Over 100 years ago, the first companies took advantage of the incipient industrialization of Catalonia and set up operations in the area around Barcelona, and that is exactly what foreign companies continue to do today. At present, 90% of the economic activity generated by foreign companiesin Catalonia is concentrated in the greater Barcelona area. In the 1940s, stiff trade barriers began forcing foreign companies interested in the Spanish market to set up production centres in Spain, which led major multinationals to establish branches in Catalonia. When the Spanish economy opened up to Europe in the 1980s, there was a massive influx of European companies seeking to enter a rapidly growing market and set up production centres in an area with a long industrial tradition and highly competitive operating costs.
This point will be developed in the following way: firstly, the reasons based on the asymmetric information will be explained, which allow to enter the Hedge Funds in the companies; secondly, we will indicate the factors that favour the entrance of this specific type of fund of investment in the companies; thirdly, we will take the variables that take into account Hedge Funds before entering the companies differentiating mainly the supply side (company) and the demand side (investors); fourthly we will investigate the activist process in particular carried out by the Hedge Funds; and finally, we will mention the positive and negative aspects of the activism of Hedge Funds with a greater emphasis on the latter.
The evaluation of Java GPGPU has been done using rep- resentative GPGPU synthetic kernels, that are code snippets which provide with widely extended basic building blocks in HPC applications (e.g., a matrix multiplication kernel). The synthetic kernels used for the evaluation of Java GPGPU have been selected from the benchmark suites Scalable HeterOgeneus Computing (SHOC)  and the Java-GPU distribution examples. On the one hand, the SHOC suite determines the computational performance of the system with the aid of application kernels. Table III presents the four synthetic kernels selected. We have developed the Java, jCuda and Aparapi implementations, which rely on the CPU, and the CUDA and OpenCL on the GPU, respectively, allowing the comparative analysis of their performance.
In the current marketing era, the terms engagement and participation are the main used to define the nature of members’ specific interactions and interactive experiences (Brodie et al. 2011; Kietzmann et al. 2011). One of the first descriptions of engagement within brand communities is “consumer’s intrinsic motivation to interact and cooperate with community members” (Algesheimer et al. 2005). Since them, the term has been used more and more in the marketing literature, and there are different definitions depending on the context. Although some interpretations focus on the cognitive and emotional aspects of engagement, others make reference to the idea of engagement mainly as a certain kind of activity or pattern that goes beyond purchase, originated by motivational drives (Van Doorn et al. 2010). This type of engagement, on online platforms, is usually known as online engagement and its approach is from the point of view of measuring undertaken responses like click-through rates (CTR), bounce rates, page views, etc.
It is not sufficient, however, to find solutions to specific environmental problems, for what is considered finding an adequate solution depends on one’s own values, especially if we bear in mind that these problems could change in the future. Thus, the final stages of the experience are directed towards addressing the development of competencies that favor decision-making based on sustainability criteria and responsible behavior. For this reason, they are formulated to apply the contents to real-life situations, so as to foster skills for the use of knowledge, decision-making and acting in different contexts, both individually and collectively. This would encourage the application of the themes studied to real-life situations. These stages deal, above all, with the development of strategic competence, anticipatory competence and legislative competence through the process of identifying the conditions to be changed, the study of the different solutions and of the priorities upon which to act sustainably, on a local and global level.
De manera más pormenorizada, la prime- ra pregunta que hay que hacerse es si hay que introducir la informática como conteni- do de los programas de estudio de la Ense- ñanza Secundaria. En una sociedad de in- formación tan avanzada tecnológicamente como es la estadounidense, una comisión presidencial para la Excellencein Education acaba de recomendar la introducción de media asignatura (medio año académico) de informática en lo que allí llaman las "high schools" (A Nation at Risk, main section, 26 abril 1983, publicada en "Communications of the ACM", julio 1983, vol. 26, num. 7, pp. 467-478). Huelga decir que el informe emi- tido por dicha comisión, ahora mismo en fase de debate público, se refiere al conjun- to de la enseñanza, por lo que hay que su- poner que tanto el hecho de recomendar la informática como el de precisar su dosis obedecen a un estudio ponderado de todas las temáticas y de las circunstancias de ese país.
Molly thinks about her love life during this episode, so it is no wonder that there are a lot of idioms related to that: “un que lle queira bailar ó son”, which is almost the same as in English “someone to dance attendance”, or the first Spanish tradition “alguien quien le baile el agua”. It means that someone does everything that somebody asks him/ her and treats them in a special way. This differs a little bit from the clear translation of Garcia Tortosa which shows us that she wants “alguien que se desviva por ella”. If she is successful she will have someone after her, or as mentioned in the text “he thought he had a great leg”, which translates to Galician “que a tiña no papo” or the Spanish paraphrasing “él se imaginaba que la tenia en el bote”.
A three-stage downward flow bench-scale biofilter was used to removal of styrene and acrylonitrile from synthetic gas stream. The biofilter was constructed from galvanized iron (Figure 1). The column had an inner diameter of 8 cm with an effective bed height of 120 cm. Perforated steel plate plenums (pore diameter = 2 mm) placed between sections acted as a support for the packing material as well as for gas flow redistribution. A 7-cm height space in between the sections allowed for representative gas sampling. Provision of sampling ports at the top, midpoint and the end of each section allowed bed media access. The waste gas stream was prepared by passing compressed air through a granular activated carbon canister to capture residual oil and particles then has been sparged through a 15 l water container equipped with heated element for adjusting gas stream temperature and humidification. Pollutant vapor was prepared by introducing low flow air stream into a container receiving drop-wise styrene feed from a burette. The main air stream was mixed with the stream containing pollutant vapor to generate feed air with the needed concentration. Temperature control of the bed material to 30±1°C was achieved by using a heated tape wrapped around the exterior of the reactor wall. Water content of the bed material was maintained at 60- 65% during the study period.