Standards

What Are Analytical Standards?

Analytical standards are used to provide a reference measurement of an unknown material, substance or levels against a known measurement. They are also used to calibrate instruments that provide an analytical analysis of the required materials. There are several machines that pertain to various industries which are used to determine analytical...
Jan 14, 2015 |

Ballroom Dancing - The International Standards

Ballroom Dancing describes partner dances, performed socially or competitively, with prescribed specific movements. It evokes a sense of mystique and elegance if performed socially and of energy and passion when performed competitively.
Dec 26, 2014 |

Common Core Standards - Reading Comprehension

The purpose of reading instruction is no longer viewed as two distinct functions: (1) learning to read occurring in grades k-2; and (2) reading to learn occurring in grade 3 and above. Learning to read consists of the fundamental skills of reading: knowledge of letters and their sounds, sight words, decoding skills and fluency. Reading to learn...
Dec 26, 2014 |

The Development of International Labour Standards and Their Increasing Influence

Until the 1990s, policy makers, legislators, industrial relations practitioners and commentators did not give any attention to the role of international standards in the development of labor law. However, there is increasing acceptance around the world that the principles expressed in the International Labour Organisation's fundamental documents...
Dec 26, 2014 |

Types of Performance Standard

The setting of standards raises the problem of how demanding the standard should be, Should the standard represent a perfect performance or an easily attainable performance. There are four types of standard.
Dec 26, 2014 |

IEEE Standards Association

Global industry standards developer covering the power and energy, biomedical, healthcare, information technology, transportation, and nanotechnology industries.
May 5, 2016 |

Thai Industrial Standards Insitute

Council for standardization established to protect consumers and meet the needs of government and businesses.
May 5, 2016 |

National Resource for Global Standards

Searchable database featuring a wide range of standards worldwide. Searching tips also provided.
May 5, 2016 |

World Standards Services Network (WSSN)

Network of publicly accessible online servers of standards organizations around the world. Presents information on international, regional, and national standardization activities and services.
May 5, 2016 |

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards

National agency established to promote quality and standardization throughout the island.
May 5, 2016 |

Remembering '85, Mexico City public leaps into quake rescue

Baruch García stood at an intersection Tuesday afternoon after a deadly earthquake, trying to direct traffic away from a road cutting through La Condesa’s lush Parque México. On the other side of... Read More

Lessons in identity from Kurds and Catalans

One of the defining challenges in the 21st century has been how to balance demands for independence by certain peoples with the sanctity of national borders. Just in the coming days alone, two... Read More

Kremlin frets as Russia's once restive Islamist region takes up political Islam

Russia fought two bloody wars in its Caucasus republic of Chechnya, ostensibly to crush an emerging threat of Islamist extremism on its own soil. Mr. Kadyrov is imposing sharia (Islamic law) on... Read More