In 2005, I resigned as a full-time pastor of a church and relocated to Lagos, Nigeria, with one mission in mind: To observe and study the life of Bishop David Oyedepo, resident Bishop of Faith Tabernacle, Ogun State, Nigeria, the Largest Single Church in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records What I share with you in this book is a summary of what I have learned from the life and ministry of Bishop Dr. David O. Oyedepo in this last 10 years. It's been a long journey, but suffice it say that I have enjoyed every bit of it. Like all men of great influence, Bishop Oyedepo, has been analysed in the public domain and given different names by different people. However, I believe that no man actually rises to the top by making mistakes. People only rise to the top by doing the right things over a long period of time. In this book, I share with you the success habits and secrets of one of the greatest leaders of Charismatic revival on earth today...Bishop David Olaniyan Oyedepo May we all fulfill the purpose for which we are born.
This study explores the current state of knowledge with respect to the effects of wet weather flows from urban areas on the physical character of aquatic habitat. It identifies knowledge gaps with respect to our ability to define the cause-effect relationships, examines the comprehensiveness of the data used in support of the published literature in the subject area, and makes a qualitative determination of the usefulness of those data for further analysis to increase our knowledge in the subject area. Finally, it recommends further research studies that will increase our knowledge in the subject area, with emphasis on pilot-scale projects that can be used to develop practical protocols for preventing or mitigating the effects. Major findings and conclusions are: 1) we lack a solid conceptual framework for predicting the impact of large-scale watershed modifications and wet weather flows on ecological processes that influence stream communities; 2) there is a need for longer-term monitoring; 3) there is no widely accepted system for quantifying geomorphic instability and degradation of physical habitat; 4) there is a need for process-based stream classification; 5) specific links between urbanization characteristics and stream degradation are lacking; 6) there is a need for urban best management practice (BMP) assessment standards; and 7) developing a multi-scale understanding of habitat potential in human-dominated watersheds is needed. The report recommends a research program that first and foremost, includes comprehensive, long-term monitoring augmented with mathematical modeling of the linkages between development style/drainage system design, flow regime, and multi-scale changes in physical habitat and biotic response. Improved diagnosis and predictive understanding of future change require multifaceted, multiscale, and multidisciplinary studies based on a firm understanding of the history and processes operating in a drainage basin. Detailed long-term analyses of the influence of hydrologic regime and channel morphology on differences between communities in recruitment, immigration/emigration, mortality, and age structure are also needed. Finally, future research should directly examine tradeoffs between: 1) flood mitigation versus channel roughness, habitat heterogeneity, debris inputs, and riparian protection; 2) chemical water quality improvement through extended detention versus geomorphically-based flow regime controls; and, 3) rehabilitation of aquatic habitat using static features versus allowing the potential for dynamic adjustments in channel form and habitat structure. It is extremely important that the research be pragmatic, and focus on developing pilot/demonstration studies that will lead to design guidance that municipalities can use to design new systems, or improve existing systems, that will protect not only the safety and welfare of the citizenry that it serves, but also the aquatic ecosystems in the streams that receive the wet weather discharges from these urbanized sites.
Since the 'sixties anxiety about the future of mankind has led to a number of major publications on the world's vital problems and the relationship be- tween them, the best known being the reports to the Club of Rome. This study of the problems of providing living accommodation for a rapid- ly growing world population, taking into account the limits that must be set to this growth, was started in 1973 at the Academy of Architecture and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and testifies to the same anxiety. Inhabiting the Earth as a Finite World is the impressive result of a study of the consequences of meeting the just demand for good accommodation for all the earth's in- habitants, worked out with the aid of a world model and a number of case studies. The value of models, especially very complex ones, is at present debatable. Nevertheless, they can often cast light on complex situations. The simplified form of the real situation, which every model in fact is, allows certain impli- cations of decisions to be discerned and taken into account in planning. The comparison of the results of the study with the design process is a clear example of this.
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