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Some articles on standards, standard:

European Committee For Standardization - The Vienna Agreement
... Its primary aim is to avoid duplication of (potentially conflicting) standards between CEN and ISO ... In the last decade CEN has adopted a number of ISO standards which replaced the corresponding CEN standards ...
Emission Standard
... Emission standards are requirements that set specific limits to the amount of pollutants that can be released into the environment ... Many emissions standards focus on regulating pollutants released by automobiles (motor cars) and other powered vehicles but they can also regulate emissions from ... Frequent policy alternatives to emissions standards are technology standards ...
University Of Arid Agriculture - Quality Enhancement Cell
... promote public confidence that the quality and standards of the award of degrees are enhanced and safeguarded ... define lucid and explicit standards as points of reference to the reviews to be carried out ... that the quality of provision and the standard of awards are being maintained and to foster curriculum, subject and staff development ...
Parker Morris Committee
... drew up an influential 1961 report on housing space standards in public housing in the United Kingdom entitled Homes for Today and Tomorrow ... that the quality of social housing needed to be improved to match the rise in living standards and made a number of recommendations ... The Committee took a functional approach to determining space standards in the home by considering what furniture was needed in rooms, the space needed to use the furniture and ...

Famous quotes containing the word standards:

    Today so much rebellion is aimless and demoralizing precisely because children have no values to challenge. Teenage rebellion is a testing process in which young people try out various values in order to make them their own. But during those years of trial, error, embarrassment, a child needs family standards to fall back on, reliable habits of thought and feeling that provide security and protection.
    Neil Kurshan (20th century)

    With his brows knit, his mind made up, his will resolved and resistless, he advances, crashing his way through the host of weak, half-formed, dilettante opinions, honest and dishonest ways of thinking, with their standards raised, sentimentalities and conjectures, and tramples them all into dust. See how he prevails; you don’t even hear the groans of the wounded and dying.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Our ego ideal is precious to us because it repairs a loss of our earlier childhood, the loss of our image of self as perfect and whole, the loss of a major portion of our infantile, limitless, ain’t-I-wonderful narcissism which we had to give up in the face of compelling reality. Modified and reshaped into ethical goals and moral standards and a vision of what at our finest we might be, our dream of perfection lives on—our lost narcissism lives on—in our ego ideal.
    Judith Viorst (20th century)