SPECA

AcronymDefinition
SPECASpecial Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (United Nations; also seen as UNSPECA)
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The ear of wheat (in Latin spica, obsoletely speca, from spe, hope) should not be the only hope of the husbandman; its kernel or grain (granum from gerendo, bearing) is not all that it bears.
[63.] Zernicke KA, Campbell TS, Speca M, McCabe-Ruff K, Flowers S, Dirkse DA, et al.
Speca [8] found that this three-pronged approach to mindfulness mediation and stress reduction was effective in reducing stress, anxiety, anger and confusion, as well as improving vigor.
They also pointed out the role of joint activities as part of the UN Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA).
[17.] Brambilla F, Speca A, Pacchiarotti I, Biondi M.
ut acceperunt antiquitus, uocant specam, a spe uidetur nominata / "Quant a l'epi (spica) que les paysans, selon la tradition ancienne, appellent speca, il semble avoir recu son nom de spes (espoir): c'est dans l'espoir qu'il se formera qu'on seme" (162).
Several randomized controlled trials attest to the efficacy of MBSR (Garland, Tamagawa, Todd, Speca, & Carlson, 2013; Lengacher et al., 2009; Shigaki, Glass, & Schopp, 2006) and other researchers comment on the need for research evaluating its cost-effectiveness (Majumdar, Grossman, Dietz Waschkowski, Kersig, & Walach, 2002; Wolever et al., 2012).
They discussed cooperation in the framework of United Nations Special Programme for the economies of Central Asia (SPECA).
Pasini, E., Le DouaironLahaye, S., Flati, V., Assanelli, D., Corsetti, G., Speca, S., Bernabei, R., Calvani, R.
Then there are the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), and the Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA).
Garland, Carlson, Cook, Lansdell, and Speca (2007) compared mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and healing through the creative arts programs on stress, spirituality, posttraumatic growth, and mood disturbance in patients with cancer.