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  1. Standing Concertation Committee

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    ORDINARY MEETING ON 27 FEBRUARY 2008 The main items discussed at the meetings of the Standing Concertation Committee on 27 February 2008 included: Short-term Saved Leave Scheme The Committee noted that, by the end of February 2008, some 600 staff had enrolled in the short-term saved leave scheme: approx. 58% had signed up for 1 slice, 14% for two slices, 5% for three slices and 23% for four slices. Administrative Circular No. 4 (Rev. 4) - Unemployment Insurance Scheme The Committee agreed to recommend the Director-General to approve Administrative Circular No. 4 (Rev. 4) - Unemployment Insurance Scheme. Administrative Circular No. 30 (Rev. 2) - Financial benefits upon taking up appointment and termination of contract The Committee agreed to recommend the Director-General to approve Administrative Circular No. 30 (Rev. 2) - Financial Benefits upon taking up appointment and termination of contract. Progressive Retirement Programme The Progressive Retirement Programme (PR...

  2. Standing Concertation Committee

    HR Department

    2010-01-01

    Main issues examined at the meeting of 2 October 2009 The October 2009 meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee was entirely devoted to preparation of TREF’s meeting on 21-22 October. The Committee took note of, discussed and agreed on clarifications needed to some of the documents and presentations that the Management intended to submit and/or present to TREF on the following subjects: Equal opportunities The Committee took note of a preliminary report on equal opportunities at CERN drawn up by D. Chromek-Burckhart, the Equal Opportunities Officer, and T. Smith, Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Advisory Panel, containing in particular a proposal for a new process for resolving harassment conflicts. Technical analysis of the CERN Health Insurance Scheme - Actuary’s Report The Committee took note of a presentation by P. Charpentier, Chairman of the CERN Health Insurance Supervisory Board (CHIS Board), on the 2009 actuarial report on the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS). Th...

  3. Standing Concertation Committee

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meetings of the Standing Concertation Committee in the first quarter of 2009 included: Merit Appraisal and Recognition Scheme (MARS) 2009 exercise The committee took note of 2009 MARS ceiling guidelines giving the advancement budget by career path and amounting to approx 1.80% of the basic salary bill. To this will be added 250 steps CERN-wide, financed by savings from implementation of the international indemnity for 2007, 2008 and the first half of 2009. The specific Senior Staff Guidelines, including the proposed number of promotions from Career Path E to F, were also noted. The guidelines with respect to step distribution were also noted: the minima and maxima remain the same as in previous years. Compliance with the guidelines will continue to be monitored closely (more details, including a frequently asked questions section). It was also noted that Financial Awards (awards for extraordinary service and responsibility allowances) may b...

  4. Standing Concertation Committee

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    Ordinary Meeting on 11 May 2009 The meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee held on 11 May 2009 was entirely dedicated to the preparation of the TREF meeting on 19 & 20 May 2009. The Committee took note, discussed and agreed on some clarifications on a number of documents and presentations that the Management planned to submit and/or present to TREF on the following subjects: • Personnel statistics 2008: J. Purvis presented the Personnel Statistics for 2008 prepared by HR Department. In line with the previous year, key messages were firstly, a general reduction in staff (2544 to 2400, - 6%), secondly, a reduction in administrative services personnel (from 422 to 387, - 8%) and thirdly, a marked increase in the number of Users and Unpaid Associates (from 8369 to 9140, + 9%) • Five-Yearly Review 2010: A series of draft documents were submitted for discussion, comprising an introductory document explaining the statutory basis for the following four document...

  5. Standing Concertation Committee

    2007-01-01

    Ordinary meeting on 30 January 2007 The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 30 January 2007 included: Administrative Circular No. 26: with the introduction of the merit recognition system in the framework of the 5-yearly review of CERN employment conditions, Administrative Circular No. 26 has been revised. The committee took note of the revised document which is being finalized for submission to the Director-General for approval in the near future. Technical analysis of CERN Health Insurance Scheme: the Committee was informed that a group has been set up by the Director-General to analyse the financial situation of the CERN Health Insurance Scheme in the short and long term, and to propose measures to ensure that the Scheme remains in financial balance, with adequate cover, over the medium term. The group's terms of reference and membership were communicated. Voluntary programmes It was announced that the programmes: 'part-time work as a pre-retirement measure...

  6. Standing Concertation Committee

    2007-01-01

    ORDINARY MEETING ON 30 JANUARY 2007 The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 30 January 2007 included: Administrative Circular No. 26: with the introduction of the merit recognition system in the framework of the 5-yearly review of CERN employment conditions, Administrative Circular No. 26 has been revised. The Committee took note of the revised document which is being finalized for submission to the Director-General for approval in the near future. Technical analysis of CERN Health Insurance Scheme: the Committee was informed that a group has been set up by the Director-General to analyse the financial situation of the CERN Health Insurance Scheme in the short and long term, and to propose measures to ensure that the Scheme remains in financial balance, with adequate cover, over the medium term. The group's terms of reference and membership were communicated. Voluntary programmes It was announced that the programmes: 'part-time work as a pre-retirement mea...

  7. Standing Concertation Committee

    HR Department

    2007-01-01

    ORDINARY MEETING ON 27 FEBRUARY 2007 The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 27 February 2007 included: Saved Leave Scheme (SLS): It was announced that a Management/Staff Association working group had been set up to discuss the Saved Leave Scheme (SLS): Members : M. Büttner, E. Chiaveri (chair), Ph. Defert, D. Klem, M. Vitasse, J.-M. Saint-Viteux. It was noted that the Staff Association was launching a questionnaire on SLS and distributed to all members of the personnel. Merit Recognition Guidelines: In the context of the new Merit Appraisal and Recognition Scheme (MARS), the committee took note of the CERN-wide 2007 Merit Recognition Guidelines, including the Frequently Asked Questions on HR Department's dedicated website. Information on CERN's medium and long-term plans (MTP-LTP)/Contract renewals/ External mobility The Committee took note of the information provided on CERN's MTP-LTP and of documentation distributed at the meeting by the Staff ...

  8. Standing Concertation Committee - Ordinary Meeting on 3 September 2008

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 3 September 2008 included: Education fees: Indexation of the amounts for accommodation and meals The Committee approved the indexation calculations for accommodation and meals for the academic year 2008-2009. With the indexation of the lump sum payments, accommodation costs for the academic year 2007-2008 will be reimbursed at 529 CHF per month (previously CHF 500). Meals will be reimbursed at 17.50 CHF per meal (unchanged). The ceiling for school transport has been increased from 600 CHF to 622 CHF. Administrative Circular No. 26 (Rev. 8) The Committee took note of the modifications to Administrative Circular No. 26 (Rev. 8) ‘Recognition of merit of staff members’, concerning provision for the award of exceptional advancement outside the annual advancement exercise to recognize, for example, the completion of a major project. HR Survey The Committee took note of the Head of HR Department...

  9. Standing Concertation Committee

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    Main points examined at the meeting of 24 June 2009 Results of the 2009 MARS exercise The Committee took note of the results of the 2009 MARS exercise presented by the Head of the HR Department, expressing satisfaction for the early availability of the statistics and for the fact that the analysis of the results covered the last three years. Status report on the work on the five-yearly review The Committee took note of a presentation by P. Gildemyn on the data collection procedure for the 2010 five-yearly review (staff, fellows, associate members of the personnel, CHIS) and of the proposed work schedule. Implications for employment conditions of the discussions at the Finance Committee and Council on 17 and 18 June 2009 The Chairman briefly reported on the discussions at the meetings of the Finance Committee and Council in June 2009, on the 2010-2014 medium-term plan and the 2010 preliminary draft budget, as well as on the modified strategy and goals for 2009. The Committee ...

  10. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE

    2003-01-01

    ORDINARY MEETING ON 29 SEPTEMBER 2003 Original: English This meeting was devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1 Follow-up from the meetings of TREF and the Finance Committee in September 2003 The last meeting of TREF had been devoted to presentations and clarifications on the 5-Yearly Review process. The content and planning of the 2005 Review are matters for the next Management, which will be presented to TREF next year. Underlining that due account has to be taken of the limited resources available to conduct such an exercise, the Staff Association stated that it looks forward to the concertation process at the SCC in preparing the next 5-Yearly Review to define an optimum set of topics in order to ensure that CERN can attract, retain and motivate the personnel that it needs to remain a centre of excellence. The Chairman of the SCC recalled that an information document on the Cost-Variation Index for 2004 had been transmitted to the Finance Committee last September and that complete information o...

  11. Executive Committee. AGB Standing Committee Series.

    Ingram, Richard T.

    1985-01-01

    The structure and functions of the college executive committee are discussed. This committee is pivotal to the effective functioning of the board and to the support of the chairperson and the chief executive in their leadership roles. The committee can act on its own provided it does not assume powers specifically reserved for the board. The…

  12. Fragile Countries and the 2008-2009 Crisis

    Allen, Franklin; Giovannetti, Giorgia

    2010-01-01

    European Report on Development This paper analyses the channels through which the economic and financial crisis of 2008-2009 is transmitted to fragile countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Trade stands out as the main direct channel, even though intra-Africa remittances play a relevant role, given that most migrants in Sub-Saharan Africa fragile countries cannot afford the cost of migrating to Europe or to the United States and stay close, remaining in the continent. Whether reduced...

  13. Standing Concertation Committee - Meetings held on 6, 20 & 22 May 2008

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 6 May 2008 included: Carry-forward of leave The Committee discussed a proposal to increase, for the period 2008-2009, the carry forward of leave days at the end of the 2008 leave year (30 September 2008) so that staff members working on LHC installation and commissioning do not lose leave. It was agreed that departments would be consulted before finalizing a proposal on the number of extra days of carry-forward. Revision of CHIS Rules The Committee discussed a number of outstanding issues relating to the current revision of the CHIS Rules. This revision should be finalized before a market survey is launched for the service contract for the administration of the CHIS that is foreseen by the end of the year. Preparation for TREF on 28 May The following items were to be discussed at TREF on 28 May 2008: Equal Opportunities Report The Committee took note of the report for 2007 presented by the Equ...

  14. NERSC Annual Report 2008-2009

    Hules, John; Bashor, Jon; Vu, Linda; Wylie, Margie; Risbud, Aditi; Chen, Allen

    2010-05-28

    This report presents highlights of the research conducted on NERSC computers in a variety of scientific disciplines during the years 2008-2009. It also reports on changes and upgrades to NERSC's systems and services as well as activities of NERSC staff.

  15. FRAGILE COUNTRIES AND THE 2008-2009 CRISIS.

    Franklin Allen and Giorgia Giovannetti

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyses the channels through which the economic and financial crisis of 2008-2009 is transmitted to fragile countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Trade stands out as the main direct channel, even though intra-Africa remittances play a relevant role, given that most migrants in Sub-Saharan Africa fragile countries cannot afford the cost of mi-grating to Europe or to the United States and stay close, remaining in the continent. Whether reduced aid flows also act as a crisis transmission ...

  16. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE OCTOBER 1999 ORDINARY MEETING

    1999-01-01

    Original: FrenchThe meeting was mainly devoted to the examination of the items below, to which the Committee had allocated two meetings:Preparation for the meeting of TREF on 19 November 1999The SCC took note of the agenda for that meeting which includes additional information on the long-term care insurance project, a second report on staff recruitment and retention, a status report on the voluntary programmes (especially an assessment of the Progressive Retirement Programme), a proposal for the application of the cost-of-living index for 2000, an addendum to the technical amendments to be made to the Staff Rules and Regulations, a balance sheet of CERN's apprenticeship programmes and a status report with regard to guarantees for the pensions of members of the personnel in the event of the dissolution of the Organization.Long-term care: TREF would be given further information following the comments made when the Management's initial proposals were presented to the Forum at its September meeting. The informat...

  17. Standing Concertation Committee - Ordinary Meeting on 30 September 2008

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meetings of the Standing Concertation Committee on 30 September 2008 included: Part-time work as a pre-retirement measure The Committee agreed to recommend the Director-General to extend the scheme of part-time work as a pre-retirement measure by one year, i.e. until 31 December 2009. Preparation of TREF on 7 October 2008 The Committee took note that the TREF agenda would cover: Annual salary adjustment; Voluntary programmes; Five-yearly review of financial & social conditions of members of the personnel; Update on 2005 review; Preparation for 2010 review; TREF workplan 2009; Update on CHIS actuarial study. The proposals and presentations which the Management planned to present to TREF were discussed and some clarifications were agreed. Follow-up of Finance Committee and Council The Committee took note of a report by the Chairman of points related to personnel matters discussed in those committees. He mentioned in particular the annu...

  18. Standing Concertation Committee - Ordinary meeting on 25 June 2008

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meetings of the Standing Concertation Committee on 25 June 2008 included: Mutual Aid Fund The committee took note of the annual report for 2007 by the chairman of the Mutual Aid Fund and approved contributions to the Fund’s 2008 budget from the Management and the Staff Association. Results of 2008 MARS exercise and LHC achievement awards The committee took note of the Head of HR Department’s presentation of the results of the 2008 MARS exercise and the distribution of LHC achievement awards. It was noted that these awards would be granted with effect from 1 October 2008 (see Bulletin 18&19). The results show agreement with the 2008 MARS guidelines (see Bulletin 10&11) for the advancement ceilings per career path, the number of awards for extraordinary service, as well as the distribution of steps for the recognition of merit as shown in the SCC of 27 February (see Bulletin 14&15). Follow-up of Finance Committee and Council...

  19. Standing Concertation Committee - Ordinary Meeting on 4 December 2007

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 4 December 2007 included: 2006 Medical Service Annual Report The Committee took note of the report by the head of the Medical Service, Dr V. Fassnacht, (see http://sc-me.web.cern.ch/sc-me/index.html) and of a number of points raised during the discussion, including the importance of further prevention measures. The Committee expressed its thanks to all members of the Medical Service for their work in 2006 and over the past year. Short-Term Saved leave Scheme As announced in Weekly Bulletins Nos. 28/2007 and 51/2007, the Saved Leave Scheme will be succeeded from 1 January 2008 by the Short-Term Saved Leave Scheme (see also https://hr-services.web.cern.ch/hr-services/services-Ben/sls_shortterm.asp). The Committee agreed to recommend the Director-General to adopt the relevant procedure. It was noted that staff could apply immediately to participate from 1 January 2008 and that applications to pa...

  20. Biotecnologia agroalimentària. Curs 2008-2009

    Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Farmàcia

    2008-01-01

    Pla docent de l'assignatura Biotecnologia agroalimentària de l'Ensenyament de Ciència i Tecnologia dels Aliments. Curs acadèmic 2008-2009. Departament Productes Naturals,Biologia Vegetal i Edafologia.

  1. 21 CFR 14.84 - Nominations and selection of nonvoting members of standing technical advisory committees.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Nominations and selection of nonvoting members of standing technical advisory committees. 14.84 Section 14.84 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION... Advisory Committees § 14.84 Nominations and selection of nonvoting members of standing technical...

  2. University Presidential Rhetoric and the 2008-2009 Economic Crisis

    Vitullo, Elizabeth; Johnson, Jason

    2010-01-01

    This paper reports on a study of Association of American Universities university presidents' public communications in response to the 2008-2009 economic crisis. The authors present findings from a thematic analysis of 111 letters. The authors highlighted 22 themes and present them within three major categories: factors external to the university;…

  3. 2008-2009 Influenza update: a better vaccine match.

    Mossad, Sherif B

    2008-12-01

    Last year, the influenza vaccine did not match the circulating strains very well, and its overall protective efficacy was only 40%. All three antigens contained in the 2008-2009 vaccine are new. Surveillance data from the Southern Hemisphere during the summer of 2008 show that this vaccine is expected to match well the circulating strains in the Northern Hemisphere. PMID:19088005

  4. The UK labour market and the 2008 - 2009 recession

    Gregg, Paul; Wadsworth, Jonathan

    2010-01-01

    The recession of 2008-2009 inflicted a larger cumulative loss of UK output than any of the other post-war recessions. Nevertheless, employment rates remained higher than might have been expected given the experience of previous recessions. The main reasons for this appear to be a combination of high firm profitability levels going into the recession, supportive monetary and fiscal policies during the recession, reductions in real producer wages and relatively buoyant real consumer wages. Unem...

  5. AMS Standing Committee on New Skills 2013: Follow-up-workshops 2013

    Bliem, Wolfgang!; Van den Nest, Emanuel; Weiß, Silvia; Grün, Gabriele

    2014-01-01

    In October 2009, the Administrative Board of Public Employment Service Austria (AMS) set up an AMS Standing Committee on New Skills. Since that time, the Committee has continually initiated projects that aim to identify changes in needs for qualifications in collaboration with experts from companies. Based on these projects, the Committee develops continuing education and training (CET) programmes to make it easier for jobseekers to re-enter the world of work. These CET programmes are based o...

  6. Message of Congratulation From the CPC Central Committee,The NPC Standing Committee, the State Council, the CPPCC National Committee and the Central Military Commission Marking the 60th Anniversary of the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet

    2011-01-01

    The CPC Tibet Autonomous Regional Committee,the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region,the People's Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region,the CPPCC Tibet Autonomous Regional Committee,the Tibet Military Region.

  7. Biotecnologia farmacèutica. Curs 2008-2009

    Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Farmàcia

    2008-01-01

    Pla docent de l'assignatura Biotecnologia Farmacèutica de l'Ensenyament de Farmàcia, Facultat de Farmàcia. Curs acadèmic 2008-2009. Departaments de:Productes Naturals, Biologia Vegetal i Edafologia; Biologia cel·lular i Anatomia Patològica; Farmàcia i Tecnologia Farmacèutica; Fisicoquímica; Microbiologia i Parasitologia Sanitàries; Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular (Farmàcia)

  8. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE - ORDINARY MEETING ON 25 NOVEMBER 2002

    2002-01-01

    Original : English This meeting was devoted to follow-up from the Committee meetings in November and to the other main topics summarised below. 1. Follow-up from the meetings of the Finance Committee and TREF in November and preparation for the Committee meetings in December 2002 The SCC took note that the Finance Committee, held on 6 November, had recommended to apply the 2003 calculated salary adjustment index of 1.2%, and to approve the Management's proposed measures for containing the cost of hospital treatment within the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS). Related amendments to the CHIS Rules are being drawn up by the CHIS Supervisory Board in preparation for implementation next year. At its meeting on 15 November, TREF had expressed appreciation for the Management's preview of the Human Resources Plan 2003-2010 that is submitted to the Committees in December. The Forum had also discussed the Management's proposal document on Local Staff, as described below. 2. Local Staff After extensive debate at its ...

  9. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE: ORDINARY MEETING ON 5 FEBRUARY 2004

    2004-01-01

    Original : English This meeting was devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1-The internal concertation process Responding to various questions in this connection raised by the Staff Association, the Chairman stated that the Management wishes to diminish in no way the role of the SCC in the internal concertation process, as set out in chapter VII of the Staff Rules and Regulations. On the contrary, he underlined the importance of ensuring this process to debate strategic issues concerning employment conditions, prior to decisions taken by the Director-General. On a point of clarification, he confirmed that, as discussed at the January meeting of the Executive Board, the Management wishes to abolish the Long-Term Contract Board and the Senior Staff Advancement Committee; the SCC took note of this intention. Simplified procedures without the Committees would be presented as soon as possible to the SCC, together with amendments to the relevant Administrative Circulars. 2-MAPS The Committee discussed th...

  10. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 23 JUNE 1999

    1999-01-01

    Original: EnglishThis meeting of the SCC was devoted to the follow-up of the meetings of the Finance Committee and Council in June, to discussion of the voluntary programmes - including news from the Director-General on four extra RSL posts, and to other main items indicated below :Follow-up of the meetings of Finance Committee and Council in JuneThe Committee took note of the Chairman's report on these meetings and discussed follow-up actions in preparation for the next meeting of TREF on 24 September.Report from FC and Council meetingsThe Management concluded that work would continue on the basis of the planning and scope of the 5-yearly review as presented to the Committees (document CERN/TREF/127/Rev.2), in order to launch the data collection enquiry in external organisations this autumn. Emphasis would be given to the study of the career structure and recruitment-related aspects, whilst limiting data collection work on some other issues which had been examined in depth at the previous review in 1994/95. ...

  11. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE: ORDINARY MEETINGS IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2003

    2004-01-01

    Original: English These meetings were devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1-Follow-up of the meetings of TREF in October and the Finance Committee in November, and preparation for the Committee meetings in December The Chairman reported that the Management's proposals to adjust, on 1 January 2004, the salaries by 1.1%, on the basis of the calculated salary index, and the pensions by 0.7%, corresponding to the Geneva cost-of-living index, had received the support of TREF and would now be proposed by the Finance Committee for approval by Council in December. TREF had taken note of a factual status report regarding the first phase of recruitment of Local Staff and looked forward to a final report on overall implementation in June next year. TREF also gave its support to the Management's proposed modification to the Progressive Retirement Programme. Subject to some amendments and clarifications made at TREF and at the SCC, this proposal will be submitted for approval at the Finance Committee and Counci...

  12. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE: ORDINARY MEETING ON 18 FEBRUARY 2004

    2004-01-01

    Original : English This meeting was devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1-Circulars • Administrative Circular no.26 - Procedure governing the career evolution of staff members (Revision 4) The Committee took note of textual amendments to this circular concerning mainly implementation aspects of Management's decision to abolish the Senior Staff Advancement Committee (SSAC). Henceforth, proposed advancement and promotion actions previously examined by the SSAC will be examined by the Executive Board, which will submit its recommendations to the Director-General. This revised document replaces the previous version of Revision 4 (dated January 2004), as published on the web. • Operational Circular no.8 - Dealing with alcohol-related problems This new operational circular was agreed subject to some minor amendments and additions to the text. It was pointed out that it replaces previous administrative circular no. 28 and brochures on the subject, and is applicable to all persons worki...

  13. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE: ORDINARY MEETINGS ON 5 & 12 MARCH 2004

    2004-01-01

    Original: English These meetings were devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1-Procedure for the award of Long-term Contracts After discussion at several sessions of the SCC, the Committee concluded that a thorough examination of contract policy is required, along the lines of the recommendations presented last year by Internal Task Force 4. However, this study and related changes to the Staff Rules and Regulations will not be completed until the latter part of this year. In the mean time, the Management has proposed to introduce simplified procedures concerning the award of long-term contracts, within the existing Staff Rules and Regulations. The Committee approved these simplified procedures in principle. After final editing of modifications to Administrative Circular no.2 - Guidelines and procedures concerning recruitment and probation period of staff members - and Administrative Circular no.9 - Staff members contracts, they will be submitted to the next meeting of the SCC for approval. 2- MAPS ...

  14. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 17 NOVEMBER 1999

    1999-01-01

    This meeting essentially dealt with the various items below:Follow-up of the Finance Committee meeting and preparation for the TREF meeting in NovemberIn November, the Finance Committee recommended the Council to apply the calculated indices for basic salaries (1.292%) and pensions (1.3%) with effect from 1st January 2000. In addition, some voting procedure issues raised during the meeting need to be clarified. Following a question on the consequences of the scheduled downsizing of the staff complement, the Finance Committee agreed that it would be appropriate to await the results of a current internal study on that issue, which were expected to be available by June 2000. The SCC took note of the final preparations for TREF on19 November, with special reference to two items concerning the Pension Fund: compensation to the Fund for the reduction in staff numbers in 1998 and the second stage in the examination of pension guarantee questions. After taking note of the report drawn up by the external experts on pe...

  15. Standing Concertation Committee - Ordinary Meeting on 15 January 2005

    2005-01-01

    This meeting was devoted to the main topics summarised below. Follow-up from the meetings of the Finance Committee and Council in December 2004 The Chairman welcomed two new SCC members representing the Staff Association: Véronique Paris and Gianni Deroma. Expressing their best wishes for the New Year, the members of the SCC took note of a report by the Chairman on the outcome of these Committee meetings and of the Director-General's staff meeting on 10 January 2005, and discussed a number of internal follow-up actions. Work planning of the SCC & TREF The SCC agreed its calendar of ordinary sessions and its draft work planning for the first half of 2005, subject to including a number of matters outstanding from 2004. The Committee discussed internal preparation for the next meeting of TREF on 4 & 5 April devoted to items concerning the current 5-Yearly Review. The SCC also took note of the provisional scheduling of TREF meetings from May to September, which will be settled by...

  16. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 8 MARCH 2000

    2000-01-01

    Original: FrenchThis meeting dealt mainly with preparations for the TREF meeting in March.1.\tPreparation for the meeting of TREF on 30 March 2000The Committee continued preparations for this meeting, with the main emphasis on:1.1 Long-term care insuranceSubject to a few formal amendments, the members of the Committee agreed on a draft document to be submitted to TREF. This document comprises a summary of the situation and the work undertaken and preliminary cost-sharing ideas.1.2 Study of the career structureThree working documents will be submitted to TREF, one each from the Management, the Staff Association and the United Kingdom Delegation. The members of the Committee informally exchanged views on these working documents, while taking note of the fact that the discussion procedure will not actually get under way until the Management has put forward a formal proposal on the subject. In drawing up this proposal, the Management will take account of the discussion at TREF and the data collected for the...

  17. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETINGS IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2003

    2003-01-01

    Original: English La version française de cet article paraîtra dans le prochain Bulletin hebdomadaire. These meetings were devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1-Follow-up of the meetings of TREF in October and the Finance Committee in November, and preparation for the Committee meetings in December The Chairman reported that the Management's proposals to adjust, on 1 January 2004, the salaries by 1.1%, on the basis of the calculated salary index, and the pensions by 0.7%, corresponding to the Geneva cost-of-living index, had received the support of TREF and would now be proposed by the Finance Committee for approval by Council in December. TREF had taken note of a factual status report regarding the first phase of recruitment of Local Staff and looked forward to a final report on overall implementation in June next year. TREF also gave its support to the Management's proposed modification to the Progressive Retirement Programme. Subject to some amendments and clarifications m...

  18. LA UNIÓN EUROPEA EN CRISIS: 2008-2009

    Gerardo Reyes Guzmán

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La crisis económica de 2008-2009 vulneró la solidez que la economía europea había presentado a lo largo de esa década. El desequilibrio económico de los países denominados PIIGS (Portugal, Italia, Irlanda, Grecia y España provocó que las agencias calificadoras incrementaran el riesgo en sus deudas soberanas, lo que a su vez repercutió en un debilitamiento de la moneda europea. El inicio de la debacle fiscal griega en 2010 constituye una de las secuelas más serias de la crisis; superarla será un reto adicional para el Banco Central Europeo y los miembros de la Unión Europea en relación con el futuro de la moneda común.

  19. LA UNIÓN EUROPEA EN CRISIS: 2008-2009

    Gerardo Reyes Guzmán; Carlos Moslares García

    2010-01-01

    La crisis económica de 2008-2009 vulneró la solidez que la economía europea había presentado a lo largo de esa década. El desequilibrio económico de los países denominados PIIGS (Portugal, Italia, Irlanda, Grecia y España) provocó que las agencias calificadoras incrementaran el riesgo en sus deudas soberanas, lo que a su vez repercutió en un debilitamiento de la moneda europea. El inicio de la debacle fiscal griega en 2010 constituye una de las secuelas más serias de la crisis; superarla será...

  20. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 1 MARCH 2001

    2001-01-01

    This meeting was mainly devoted to the items summarised below. 1. Follow-up from the meetings of the Finance Committee and Council in December 2000 Referring to discussion at the previous meeting of the SCC, the Chairman confirmed that the Management will make a statement at the Finance Committee in March on the discrepancy of -0.3% which has been detected in the net salary adjustment applied as a result of the 5-yearly Review. This is to be taken into account at the time when the decision on the indexation for 2002 (applying the new formula agreed in the 5-yearly Review) is taken, together with a reduction by the Swiss authorities of 0.1% of last year's Geneva cost-of-living index. 2. Advancement exercise 2001 The SCC took note of the '2001 guidelines for advancement and exceptional performance awards' that are now subject to a formal written procedure for agreement, prior to publication in the Weekly Bulletin. It was recalled that these guidelines have been drawn up in accordance with the provisions of the ...

  1. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE. ORDINARY MEETING ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2001

    2001-01-01

    Original : English This meeting was devoted to the main items summarised below. 1. The new Career Structure - MAPS V. Hatton, Leader of HR Division, presented the various measures that have been taken to introduce the new Merit Advancement and Promotion Scheme (MAPS) in September and the next steps required to launch the interview and assessment process, as well as the advancement and promotion exercise for 2002. The Committee then examined a draft text of the related Administrative Circular, prepared by a Sub-Group of the SCC, and discussed several suggestions and questions raised by the Staff Association that are to be settled at the next meeting, with a view to publishing a final text in October. The SCC also took note of a proposal by the Staff Association regarding the setting up of a monitoring mechanism for the implementation of MAPS, which will be discussed at the next meeting. Finally, the Committee discussed some detailed implementation issues which, once settled at SCC, will be published on the HR ...

  2. Standing Concertation Committee - Ordinary Meeting on 16 February 2005

    2005-01-01

    Original: English This meeting was devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1- MAPS The SCC took note of the numerical results of the 2004 MAPS exercise and agreed to examine a related analysis to be prepared along the same lines as those concerning the 2002 and 2003 exercises, since the introduction of MAPS. The Committee also took note of the numerical guidelines for the 2005 exercise and, in particular, of the increased allocation for periodic steps due to increased recruitment last year and demographic factors. These guidelines for 2005 will now be finalised, subject to establishing the number of additional steps that may possibly be awarded as a transitional measure. 2- Discussion on New Contract Policy The SCC held a first discussion based on an outline presented by the Management of possible approaches for a new staff contract policy. In substance, the Committee agrees that an improved and simplified policy is needed but, at this stage, there are different opinions on some of the concepts i...

  3. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 14 FEBRUARY 2001

    2001-01-01

    This meeting was mainly devoted to the items summarised below. The Director-General attended for discussion of item 2. 1. Membership of SCC and its Sub-Groups The Chairman welcomed K-H. Schindl, new member of the SCC nominated by the Management. The President of the Staff Association, confirming that M. Aymon and M. Vitasse are nominated as its Vice-Presidents, announced its new members of the SCC, namely : Ch. Petit-Jean-Genaz and Ph. Defert. The Committee also agreed on the membership of three Sub-Groups working on : the implementation of the new career structure, the draft Guide of career path descriptions, as well as amendments to Staff Rules & Regulations and various circulars. 2. Follow-up from the meetings of the Finance Committee and Council in December 2000 Having analysed the detailed implications of implementing the package of measures approved by Council last December, the SCC identified a small discrepancy in the salary adjustment which is a secondary effect due to the redistribution of c...

  4. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 24 JANUARY 2001

    2001-01-01

    This meeting was mainly devoted to follow-up from the meetings of the Finance Committee and Council in December 2000, as well as to the work planning of the SCC for 2001. The newly-appointed Chairman of SCC, J. van der Boon, welcomed the Director-General and members to this first meeting of the new year, underlining his objective of maintaining a positive climate of concertation in the best interests of the Organization and its personnel. The President of the Staff Association declared that the latter would actively pursue its role in the same spirit. 1. Follow-up from the meetings of the Finance Committee and Council in December 2000 The Director-General, underlining the positive outcome of the 5-yearly review, conveyed his thanks to all parties that had taken part and, in particular, to the Staff Association for its constructive contribution to reach the compromise accepted by the three parties. After discussion of decisions on the package of measures approved by Council last December and on related impleme...

  5. Standing Concertation Committee: Ordinary Meeting on 1 September 2004

    2004-01-01

    Original: English This meeting was devoted to the main topics summarised below. Preparation for the 5-Yearly Review 2005 The Committee took note that preparatory work had started over the summer months on various topics for the 5-Yearly Review, in line with the internal planning presented to the SCC last June. Concertation process and working procedures Referring to its recent publications, the Staff Association raised this subject in connection with the organization and procedures of the HR study teams and CFO discussion group working on the various topics which are to be covered in the 5-Yearly Review. After some debate, both the Management and the Staff Association underlined the importance that they attach to an efficient concertation process. Both parties agreed to continue the discussion after the meeting. Data collection questionnaire The SCC discussed the content of the questionnaire for the data collection enquiry to be launched this autumn. Subject to some further clarifications and improv...

  6. Standing Concertation Committee - Ordinary Meeting on 1 September 2005

    2005-01-01

    Original : English This meeting was devoted to the main items summarised below: Pension Fund matters In preparation for the next meeting of TREF on 12 & 13 September, the SCC concluded its examination of two documents from the Governing Board of the Pension Fund concerning “Compensation to the Pension Fund for the reduction of the active membership” and a “Package of equilibration measures to the CERN Pension Fund”. Taking account of points raised in the discussion, it was agreed to finalise documents presenting the opinion of the CERN Management on these subjects, for distribution to TREF. Indexation of Education Grant figures in Administrative Circular no.12 The Committee took note of the amounts regarding accommodation and meals adjusted for the academic year 2005/2006, in accordance with the relevant Geneva Price Indices. (see Article below for details) Measures concerning negative leave accounts Corrective action will be taken to eliminate instances of negative accounts of compensatory ...

  7. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 19 APRIL 1999

    1999-01-01

    Original: FrenchThe meeting was mainly devoted to examination of the following matters:Administrative circulars- Administrative circular n¡14 (Accidents and illnesses suffered by members of the personnel): The SCC heard a status report on the revision of this circular which, due to the diversity of subjects to be addressed, is a complex process. Consultation with the services concerned has begun and a preliminary draft text codifying the current practice and comprising four separate sections (procedure for determining occupational illnesses and accidents; meanings of the terms incapacity, disability, and unsuitability; death; Joint Advisory Rehabilitation and Disability Board) is being prepared. The Committee endorsed the proposed approach. A more detailed discussion will be held shortly within the SCC Sub-Group on the review of the Staff Rules and Regulations and administrative circulars.- Administrative Circular n¡ 22 (Award of additional periods of membership in the Pension Fund to shift ...

  8. CORRIGENDUM of the Standing Concertation Committee communiqué (ordinary meeting on 3 September 2008)

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    Please note that the information noted under "education fees" should have read: "With the indexation of the lump sum payments, accommodation costs for the academic year 2008-2009 will be reimbursed at 529 CHF per month (previously 500 CHF)".

  9. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 26 JANUARY 2000

    2000-01-01

    Original: EnglishThis meeting was devoted to preparation of the next meeting of TREF, to discussion of Administrative Circulars, and to other main items indicated below:Preparation for TREF in MarchThe SCC discussed several main items on the draft agenda of the next meeting of TREF on 30 March, namely:Long-term care: The Committee debated the outline of a document to be prepared for TREF, which is to comprise an executive summary of the issue, responding to various questions, as well as scenarios for possible cost sharing. A draft document on these lines is to be presented at the next meeting of the SCC in February.Data collection enquiry for the 5-yearly Review: The SCC took note of progress with the enquiry which is expected to provide a series of first results to be presented at TREF in March.Career structure: The external survey on this subject is to progress in parallel with internal discussions between Management and Staff Association. Discussion at TREF in March will be based on working documents from ...

  10. Standing Concertation Committee - Ordinary Meeting on 26 May 2004

    2004-01-01

    Original: English This meeting was devoted to the main topics summarised below. Preparation for the 5-Yearly Review 2005 The SCC took note of the final version of the Management's document 'Preparation for the 5-Yearly Review and Work Planning of TREF', which took account of earlier discussions at the meetings of TREF and the SCC in May. Once approved by the Council in June, this document will be the basis for the forthcoming 5-Yearly Review of employment conditions, which will be launched this autumn. The SCC then held a first discussion on the internal work planning for the 5-Yearly Review and, in particular, the setting up of study teams in order to start preparatory work on the various issues. It was agreed to resume discussion of this topic at the next meeting on the basis of HR study teams, in the framework of a comprehensive work planning of the SCC's activities foreseen until the end of 2005. CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) - Confidential declaration of family situation The Committee took note...

  11. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 24 APRIL 2002

    2002-01-01

    Original : English This meeting was mainly devoted to preparing the next meeting of TREF in May, including discussion of the Reports by Internal Task Forces 3 & 4, and to the revision of Administrative and Operational Circulars, as summarised below. 1. Preparation for TREF in May 2002 The SCC agreed on the content of the proposed Draft Agenda for the next meeting of TREF on 16 May. This will be devoted to informal discussion of the Reports by Internal Task Forces 3 & 4 (1) (see items 2 and 3 below), to a status report on the on-going study of guarantees for the pensions of the CERN personnel in the event of dissolution of the Organization - second phase, and to a presentation of personnel statistics 2001, including Equal Opportunities aspects. 2. Report by Internal Task Force 4 on Personnel Issues Taking account of a presentation by J. Ferguson, Convener of Task Force 4, and an informal discussion at the SCC on 10 April, the Committee agreed that the basis upon which the Management and the Sta...

  12. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING OF 16 FEBRUARY 2000

    2000-01-01

    Original: FrenchThe meeting was mainly devoted to the preparation of TREF's next meeting on 30 March, the adoption of two draft administrative circulars concerning compensation for long-term shift work and the assessment of MOAS training in 1999.1. Preparation of TREF's meeting on 30 March 2000The Committee took note of a draft agenda for TREF's next meeting, which includes, in particular, a summary of the long-term care issue and an initial cost-sharing proposal, and various items relating to the five-yearly remuneration review (in particular, the data collection exercise, the study of annual and five-yearly remuneration adjustment methods, the economic and social situation in the Member States and an initial discussion on the career structure).1.1. Draft document on long-term careA draft document for submission to TREF, comprising a summary of the situation and of the work done to date (definition of dependence and risks for the CERN health insurance scheme if no measures covering the long-term care risk ar...

  13. Realising Universal Suffrage in Hong Kong after the Standing Committee's Decision

    Young, SNM

    2014-01-01

    Of all the preconditions to realising universal suffrage of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive in 2017, the most challenging is getting two-thirds of the 70 legislators to agree on a reform proposal. On 31 August 2014, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress made this challenge even more difficult by imposing restrictive and controlling conditions on the nomination process. The decision sparked unprecedented protests and acts of civil disobedience on the streets of Hong Kong in Sept...

  14. CORRIGENDUM of the Standing Concertation Committee communiqué (ordinary meeting on 3 September 2008)

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    Please note that the information noted under "education fees" should have read: « With the indexation of the lump sum payments, accommodation costs for the academic year 2008-2009 will be reimbursed at 529 CHF per month (previously CHF 500) ».

  15. Gasoline prices in Canada : report of Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

    The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has reviewed the data on retail, rack and crude gasoline prices in Canada in response to soaring prices. Prices were compared to those in the United States and elsewhere. The Committee looked at all possible explanations for the most recent increase in gasoline prices and has concluded that the recent increase in the price of gasoline was the result of industry's competitive reactions to a series of international crises and abnormally cold weather in North America. No evidence indicated anticompetitive conduct on the part of the industry, nor was there evidence of abusive behaviour on the part of vertically integrated suppliers in the form of squeezing retail margins to eliminate or discipline independent retailers. The Committee relied on data collected and published by the industry. It would have preferred an independent source, but none was available. The Committee recommended that the Government of Canada create and fund a Petroleum Monitoring Agency to collect and disseminate price data on crude oil, refined petroleum products, and retail gasoline for all relevant North American markets. The agency will report to Parliament on an annual basis for 3 years. The report will include information on the competitive aspects of the petroleum sector in Canada. refs., tabs., figs

  16. Airborne Gravity: NGS' Gravity Data for CS02 (2008-2009)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Airborne gravity data for Louisana and Mississippi collected in 2008-2009 over 2 surveys. This data set is part of the Gravity for the Re-definition of the American...

  17. Let the experts decide? Asymmetric information, abstention, and coordination in standing committees

    Morton, Rebecca B.; Tyran, Jean-Robert

    2011-01-01

    asymmetry in information quality is large, we find that voting groups largely coordinate on the SVC equilibrium which is also Pareto optimal. However, we find that when the asymmetry in information quality is not large and the Pareto optimal equilibrium is for all to participate, significant numbers of...... voters with low-quality information abstain. Furthermore, we find that information asymmetry induces voters with low-quality information to coordinate on a non-equilibrium outcome. This suggests that coordination on "letting the experts" decide is a likely voting norm that sometimes validates SVC......We examine abstention when voters in standing committees are asymmetrically informed and there are multiple pure-strategy equilibria - swing voter's curse (SVC) equilibria where voters with low-quality information abstain and equilibria when all participants vote their information. When the...

  18. Bioquímica clínica i hematologia. Curs 2008-2009

    Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Farmàcia

    2008-01-01

    Pla docent de l'assignatura Bioquímica Clínica i Hematologia de l'Ensenyament de Farmàcia, Facultat de Farmàcia. Curs acadèmic 2008-2009. Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular (Farmàcia)

  19. Annual Report: Discipline, Crime, and Violence, School Year 2008-2009

    Virginia Department of Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The "Code of Virginia" requires school divisions statewide to submit data to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on incidents of discipline, crime, and violence (DCV). School divisions began reporting such data in 1991. This annual report focuses primarily on DCV data submitted for school year 2008-2009, with selected comparisons to prior…

  20. Producció de matèries primeres. Curs 2008-2009

    Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Farmàcia

    2008-01-01

    Pla docent de l'assignatura Producció de matèries primeres de l'Ensenyament de Ciència i Tecnologia dels Aliments. Curs acadèmic 2008-2009. Departament Productes Naturals, Biologia Vegetal i Edafologia.

  1. Indústria alimentària i medi ambient. Curs 2008-2009

    Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Farmàcia

    2008-01-01

    Pla docent de l'assignatura Indústria alimentària i medi ambient de l'Ensenyament de Ciència i Tecnologia dels Aliments. Curs acadèmic 2008-2009. Departament Productes Naturals, Biologia Vegetal i Edafologia.

  2. Bibliograafiaväljaannete võistlus 2008-2009 / Aurika Kruus

    Kruus, Aurika, 1961-

    2010-01-01

    ERÜ bibliograafia ettekandepäeval anti üle ka bibliograafia auhind 2008-2009. Parimaks tunnistati Külli Kaunissaare koostatud "Eesti perioodika 1941-1944" ja Sirje Tammoja koostatud "Hando Runneli bibliograafia 1963-2008". Ülevaade ka teistest võistlusele esitatud töödest

  3. Financial Crises and Social Spending : The Impact of the 2008-2009 Crisis

    Lewis, Maureen; Verhoeven, Marijn

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines the impacts of the 2008-2009 economic crisis on social spending, drawing on evidence at the global, national, and household levels, to provide a sense of the nature and the effects of the worldwide downturn on spending in the social sectors. It summarizes existing empirical evidence on the relationship between crises, or other serious dislocations on education, health, ...

  4. 21 CFR 14.82 - Nominations of voting members of standing advisory committees.

    2010-04-01

    ... SERVICES GENERAL PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE A PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE Members of Advisory Committees § 14.82... both individuals and organizations. (b) The notice announcing the establishment of a new committee... one or more qualified persons to an advisory committee. Nominations will specify the...

  5. The Changing Role Of Intellectual Resources During The Economic Crisis Of 2008-2009

    Elena Shakina; Angel Barajas

    2014-01-01

    This study investigates factors of corporate success over the crisis period of 2008-2009. We advocate the idea that investments in intangibles allow a company to be better off, even if the markets go down. The hypothesis put forward in this paper was tested on a sample of more than 300 companies which operate in developed and emerging European markets, and belong to traditional and innovative industries. The application of statistical tools showed a robust significant link between the compani...

  6. Has the 2008-2009 recession increased the structural share of unemployment in the euro area?

    HAINCOURT, S.; Mogliani, M.

    2012-01-01

    The so-called Beveridge curve illustrates the relation between the unemployment rate and the job vacancy rate. Regarding the euro area, the rise in the unemployment rate and the increase in recruitment difficulties since the 2008-2009 recession indicate a risk of a higher level of structural unemployment. At the national level, this risk is primarily located in Spain, but there are also negative signals appearing in France.

  7. High prevalence of medicine-induced attempted suicides among females in Nuuk, Greenland, 2008-2009

    Bloch, Lars Heymann; Drachmann, Gitte Hansen; Pedersen, Michael Lynge

    2013-01-01

    Background. The suicide rate in Greenland, especially among men, is among the highest in the world. Attempted suicide rates may be high also. However, the rates of attempted suicide are unknown.Objective. We aimed to estimate the age- and gender-specific incidence of attempted suicide using medicine in Nuuk in 20082009.Design. An observational retrospective study of consecutive medical records on patients admitted to Dronning Ingrids Hospital in Nuuk in 2008-2009 with possible medicine intoxi...

  8. Mortality surveillance for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) at Kulm Wetland Management District : 2008-2009 proposal

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Proposal for 2008-2009 mortality surveillance for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) at Kulm Wetland Management District in North Dakota. Surveillance will...

  9. SRSA Presidential Address: Local Economic Impact of the Great Recession of 2008-2009

    Connaughton, John E.

    2010-01-01

    SRSA Presidential Address: The 2008/2009 recession has been the worst recession since World War II. The national unemployment rate went from 5.0 percent to over 10 percent in less than two years. GDP was negative during five of the six quarters during 2008 and the first half of 2009. Over 8.3 million establishment jobs were lost during the first 24 months of the recession. While the national numbers are staggering, the state and local impacts are quite varied. In this presentation I will iden...

  10. Summary of Beam Vacuum Activities Held during the LHC 2008-2009 Shutdown

    Bregliozzi, Giuseppe; Jimenez, Jose

    2010-01-01

    At the start of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) 2008-2009 shutdown, all the LHC experimental vacuum chambers were vented to neon atmosphere. They were later pumped down shortly before beam circulation. Meanwhile, 2.3 km of vacuum beam pipes with NEG coatings were vented to air to allow the installation or repair of several components such as roman pot, magnets kicker, collimators, rupture disks and masks and reactivated thereafter. Beside these standard operations, “fast exchanges” of vacuum components and endoscopies inside cryogenic beam vacuum chambers were performed. This paper presents a summary of all the beam vacuum activities held during this period and the achieved vacuum performances

  11. Drug resistant form of tuberculosis in penitentiary system of Kazakhstan in 2008-2009

    Bibigul Tayshieva

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of comparative analysis of data of epidemiological surveillance of drug resistant tuberculosis (TB in civil and penitentiary system of public health in Kazakhstan during 2008-2009. The authors intended to clarify main priorities in detection and diagnostics of TB with multidrug resistance in penitentiary settings. As a result of the study practical recommendations were elaborated on enhancement of bacteriological service, cultural investigation of patients before treatment start with drug sensitivity testing (DST conduction, treatment management in Criminal Executive System (CES accounting DST results.

  12. Rapid growth in CO2 emissions after the 2008-2009 global financial crisis

    Peters, Glen P. [Center for International Climate and Energy Research (CICERO), Oslo, Norway; Marland, Gregg [Appalachian State University; Le Quere, Corinne [University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom; Boden, Thomas A [ORNL; Canadell, Josep [CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research; Raupach, Michael [CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

    2011-01-01

    Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel combustion and cement production grew 5.9% in 2010, surpassed 9 Pg of carbon (Pg C) for the first time, and more than offset the 1.4% decrease in 2009. The impact of the 2008 2009 global financial crisis (GFC) on emissions has been short-lived owing to strong emissions growth in emerging economies, a return to emissions growth in developed economies, and an increase in the fossil-fuel intensity of the world economy.

  13. Ensihoidon johtamisosaamisen teoreettinen hallinta : Varsinais-Suomen sairaanhoitopiirin vuosien 2008 - 2009 hoitotason ensihoidon teoriakokeiden vastausten analyysi

    Ranta, Anssi; Yousif, Shimal

    2012-01-01

    Tämän opinnäytetyön aiheena on ensihoidon johtamisosaamisen teoreettinen hallinta. Opinnäytetyö kuuluu osana Turun ammattikorkeakoulun ja Varsinais-Suomen sairaanhoitopiirin AMOVIRKE eli ”Ammatillisen osaamisen ja viranomaisyhteistyön kehittäminen ensi- ja akuuttihoidossa” -yhteistyöprojektia. Opinnäytetyön aineistona käytettiin Varsinais-Suomen sairaanhoitopiirin hoitotason teoriakokeista, joita järjestettiin vuosien 2008 - 2009 aikana kaikkiaan yhteensä 12 kertaa. Eri kerroilla kokeisiin...

  14. Original : English STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 28 MARCH 2001

    2001-01-01

    This meeting was mainly devoted to follow-up from the Finance Committee in March, to preparation for TREF in May and to discussion of status reports from several Sub-Groups of the SCC. 1. Follow-up from the meeting of the Finance Committee in March and preparation for the meeting of TREF in May As agreed at the Finance Committee in March, the Management will prepare an explanatory document on the discrepancy of -0.3% in the net salary adjustment applied as a result of the 5-yearly Review. This document will be presented at the next meeting of TREF on 18 May, and then to the Finance Committee on 13 June. Other items on TREF's Draft Agenda include a status report on preparation for implementing the new career structure in September, together with modifications of the Staff Rules and Regulations, and a status report on implementation of detailed provisions concerning Long-Term Care. The Staff Association suggested that the subject of staffing levels should also be included in the agenda for TREF. The Management ...

  15. Estimativa de consumo de sodio pela populacao brasileira, 2008-2009

    Flavio Sarno; Rafael Moreira Claro; Renata Bertazzi Levy; Daniel Henrique Bandoni; Carlos Augusto Monteiro

    2013-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Atualizar estimativas sobre consumo de sódio no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados dados da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2008-2009. Realizou-se a conversão em nutrientes dos registros de aquisição de alimentos dos domicílios brasileiros por meio de tabelas de composição de alimentos. Foram calculadas a disponibilidade média de sódio/pessoa/dia e a disponibilidade média ajustada para um consumo energético diário de 2.000 kcal. Calculou-se a contribuição de grupos de alimento...

  16. Production and Quality Assurance of Main Busbar Interconnection Splices during the LHC 2008-2009 Shutdown.

    Bertinelli, F; Dalin, J-M; Fessia, P; Flora, R H; Heck, S; Pfeffer, H; Prin, H; Scheuerlein, C; Thonet, P; Tock, J-P; Williams, L

    2011-01-01

    The main busbar interconnection splices of the Large Hadron Collider are assembled by inductive soldering of the Rutherford type cables and the copper profiles of the stabilizer. Following the September 2008 incident, the assembly process and the quality assurance have been improved, with new measurement and diagnostics methods introduced. In the 2008-2009 shutdown the resistance both in the superconducting and in the normal conducting states have been the focus for improvements. The introduction of gamma radiography has allowed the visualization of voids between cable and stabilizer. It is now known that during the standard soldering heating cycle solder is lost from the busbar extremities adjacent to the splice profiles, leaving parts of the cable in poor contact with the stabilizer. A room temperature resistance measurement has been introduced as a simple, non-destructive test to measure the electrical continuity of the splice in its normal conducting state. An ultrasonic test has been performed systematic...

  17. Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Standing Committee on Energy, Mines and Resources Respecting: In accordance with its mandate under Standing Order 96(2), an examination of the economics of nuclear power in Canada

    The Standing Committee on Energy, Mines and Resources met with TransAlta Utilities for an examination of an example of non-nuclear power's economic future versus that of nuclear power in Canada. TransAlta discusses coal power generation and the development of new technology for cleaner emissions

  18. Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Standing Committee on External Affairs and International Trade Respecting: Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), consideration of nuclear dumping and testing in the Russian Arctic

    The Standing Committee on External Affairs and International Trade met to consider the nuclear dumping and testing in the Russian Arctic. Canada is concerned about the environmental effects of the radioactive waste to the marine environment. The safe dismantlement of nuclear weapons or reactors is of major concern

  19. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 15 FEBRUARY & 1 MARCH 2002 - Original : English

    2002-01-01

    This meeting was devoted to the main items summarised below. The Director-General attended both of these sessions for discussion of the first item. 1. Budgetary situation of the Organization and presentation to the Finance Committee and Council in March The Director-General gave an overview of the Management's strategy for resolving the difficulties associated with the increase in LHC costs that would be presented to the Finance Committee and the Council in March, when the External Review Committee would also present its interim report. This strategy is based on a redefined programme of activities of the Laboratory over the period 2002-2009 and takes account of the input from internal Task Forces and bodies, including discussions at the SCC. He stressed that the critical issue was not support for the project, which was not in any doubt, but confidence in the Organization's financial management and adaptability to change. He summarized the four main lines of the strategy, namely: clear financial objectives to ...

  20. Standing Concertation Committee: Ordinary Meetings on 30 March, 15 & 21 April 2005

    2005-01-01

    Original : english These meetings were devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1. Follow-up from the meetings of the Finance Committee and Council in March 2005 The Chairman reported on the outcome of these meetings. He indicated, in particular, that the Management would submit a document on the internal taxation of salaries to the Finance Committee and Council in June and that the Council had decided to set up a working group on issues regarding the Pension Fund. The Staff Association stated that it would formally request clarification of the mandate of this working group. The Chairman also announced the nomination of Enrico Chiaveri as Head of HR Department, with effect from 1 April 2005, and expressed the Management's thanks to Werner Zapf for the valuable services that he had rendered as ad interim Head of HR Department. 2. New contract policy The SCC examined draft internal documents on this topic at its sessions on 30 March, and 15 April. The Committee took note that the Staff Association wo...

  1. Trends in spending on eating away from home in Brazil, 2002-2003 to 2008-2009

    Rafael Moreira Claro; Larissa Galastri Baraldi; Ana Paula Bortoletto Martins; Daniel Henrique Bandoni; Renata Bertazzi Levy

    2014-01-01

    The study aims to describe trends in food consumption away from home in Brazil from 2002-2003 to 2008-2009 and to analyze the influence of income on this behavior. The authors used data collected by the Household Budget Surveys conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in 2002-2003 and 2008-2009. The information analyzed in this study involves records of food and beverage purchases for consumption away from home. Trends in eating away from home were estimated for...

  2. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING HELD ON 26 MAY AND 2 JUNE 1999

    1999-01-01

    Original: FrenchThe meeting was devoted essentially to examining the various items listed below:TREF meeting on 28 May 1999The items on this meeting's agenda were: a status report on the voluntary programmes, the Forum's work planning and in particular preparation for the five-yearly review of financial conditions, and the scope of application of Article R IV 1.25 of the Staff Regulations concerning the reimbursement of taxes to certain categories of students and associates.At the SCC's meeting on 26 May, the Committee members finalised the documents to be submitted to TREF, in particular the Forum's work planning and preparation for the five-yearly review.At its meeting on 2 June, the SCC took note of the results of TREF's meeting and the preparations for the next Finance Committee meeting and Council session in June:Status report on the voluntary programmesThe Forum had regarded the results of these programmes as very positive, especially those of the RSL Programme, which had made it possible to open 36 pos...

  3. Round table on economic instruments for environmental protection. A brief to the Senate Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment and Natural Resources

    The Canadian Nuclear Association is presenting a brief to the Senate Standing Committee on energy and the environment and natural resources. When looking at the techniques to reduce pollution from energy activity, a preference is towards the economic instruments, away from the command and control techniques. Economic instruments provide incentives to all the participants in the marketplace

  4. Decree 302/013. It amend Art. 5 of Decree 202/005 on the integration of the National Oncology Committee and it create a Standing Advisory Group

    The decree is about an adaptation of the integration of the national committee on oncologic o including representatives of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of the Republic and representatives of the National Board of Health and Honorary Commission to Fight Cancer that is proposed.Creating a Standing Advisory Group is also suggested

  5. Botànica econòmica: Les plantes i els seus usos. Curs 2008-2009

    Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Farmàcia

    2008-01-01

    Pla docent de l'assignatura Botànica Econòmoca:Les Plantes i els Seus Usos de l'Ensenyament de Farmàcia, Facultat de Farmàcia. Curs acadèmic 2008-2009. Departament de Productes Natural, Biologia Vegetal i Edafologia

  6. 75 FR 80791 - Pure Magnesium From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the 2008-2009 Antidumping...

    2010-12-23

    ... Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2008-2009 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 34689 (June 18, 2010) (``Preliminary Results''). \\2\\ See Preliminary Results, at 75 FR at 34692. DATES... Time for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 63440 (October 15,...

  7. 75 FR 63806 - Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the 2008-2009...

    2010-10-18

    ... Review: Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China, 75 FR 49888 (August 16, 2010... People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2008-2009 Administrative Review, 75 FR 18812... seats; (3) toilet or facial tissue stock, towel or napkin stock, paper of a kind used for household...

  8. THE PATTERN OF IPPON APPEARANCE IN MAJOR JUDO COMPETITIONS IN THE PERIOD 2008 - 2009

    Rosu Daniel

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available AbstractPurpose: Determining the trends manifested in the current competition judo, in relation to the incidence of the Ippon.Methods: 26 major judo competitions during 2008-2009 are analysed in terms of the incidence of Ippon, based on gender, age, weight category and the importance of competition.Results: Ippon appears, on average, at 55.52% of the meetings of males and 51.95% of the meetings of the females. Independent Samples T-test shows that these averages are significantly different at p = 0.033.In men's competitions Ippon represents an increasing share to the extent that increases the weightcategory: 52.34% in light categories, 57.15% in medium categories, 59.98% in heavy categories. One Way Anova shows that these differences are significant at p = 0.002. The lowest frequency of Ippon occurs in light female categories: 48.90%. The Independent Samples T-test shows that between this value and the frequency of53.91% corresponding to the occurrence of Ippon in the middle categories, there are also statistically significantdifferences at p = 0.025.Conclusions: in Judo competitions Ippon occurs following a normal statistical law, yet, some variables such as sex and the weight category can significantly influence the frequency of its occurrence. The age and the importance of the competition do not significantly influence the frequency of Ippon in the competition.

  9. Mesoscale Simulations of Gravity Waves During the 2008-2009 Major Stratospheric Sudden Warming

    Limpasuvan, Varavut; Alexander, M. Joan; Orsolini, Yvan J.; Wu, Dong L.; Xue, Ming; Richter, Jadwiga H.; Yamashita, Chihoko

    2011-01-01

    A series of 24 h mesoscale simulations (of 10 km horizontal and 400 m vertical resolution) are performed to examine the characteristics and forcing of gravity waves (GWs) relative to planetary waves (PWs) during the 2008-2009 major stratospheric sudden wam1ing (SSW). Just prior to SSW occurrence, widespread westward propagating GWs are found along the vortex's edge and associated predominantly with major topographical features and strong near-surface winds. Momentum forcing due to GWs surpasses PW forcing in the upper stratosphere and tends to decelerate the polar westerly jet in excess of 30 m/s/d. With SSW onset, PWs dominate the momentum forcing, providing decelerative effects in excess of 50 m/s/d throughout the upper polar stratosphere. GWs related to topography become less widespread largely due to incipient wind reversal as the vortex starts to elongate. During the SSW maturation and early recovery, the polar vortex eventually splits and both wave signatures and forcing greatly subside. Nonetheless, during SSW, westward and eastward propagating GWs are found in the polar region and may be generated in situ by flow adjustment processes in the stratosphere or by secondary GW breaking. The simulated large-scale features agree well with those resolved in satellite observations and analysis products.

  10. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 25 APRIL & 9 MAY 2001

    2001-01-01

    This meeting was mainly devoted to preparing the next meeting of TREF in May and to discussion of status reports from several Sub-Groups of the SCC. 1. Preparation for the meeting of TREF on 18 May Main items on the Agenda of this meeting concern the follow-up to the 5-yearly Review 2000 and modifications to the Staff Rules and Regulations. The SCC finalised an information document on the discrepancy in the net salary adjustment on 1 January 2001, as well as proposed modified texts of the Staff Rules and Regulations. These documents are to be submitted to the Finance Committee on 13 June. The modifications to the Staff Rules and Regulations concern adjustments for the implementation of the new career structure and various technical improvements. Other items on TREF's Agenda include status reports on preparation for implementing the new career structure in September and on implementation of detailed provisions concerning Long-Term Care. 2. The new Career Structure At the session of the SCC on 25 April, the Sta...

  11. Estimativa de consumo de sodio pela populacao brasileira, 2008-2009

    Flavio Sarno

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Atualizar estimativas sobre consumo de sódio no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados dados da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2008-2009. Realizou-se a conversão em nutrientes dos registros de aquisição de alimentos dos domicílios brasileiros por meio de tabelas de composição de alimentos. Foram calculadas a disponibilidade média de sódio/pessoa/dia e a disponibilidade média ajustada para um consumo energético diário de 2.000 kcal. Calculou-se a contribuição de grupos de alimentos selecionados para o total de sódio disponível para consumo no domicílio e comparou-se com aqueles da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2002-2003. RESULTADOS: A quantidade diária de sódio disponível para consumo nos domicílios brasileiros foi de 4,7 g para ingestão diária de 2.000 kcal, mantendo-se mais de duas vezes superior ao limite recomendado de ingestão desse nutriente. A maior parte do sódio disponível para consumo provém do sal de cozinha e de condimentos à base de sal (74,4%, mas a fração proveniente de alimentos processados com adição de sal aumentou linear e intensamente com o poder aquisitivo domiciliar (12,3% do total de sódio no quinto inferior da distribuição da renda por pessoa e 27,0% no quinto superior. Observou-se redução na contribuição de sal e condimentos à base de sal (76,2% para 74,4% e dos alimentos in natura ou processados sem adição de sal (6,6% para 4,8% e aumento dos alimentos processados com adição de sal (15,8% para 18,9% e dos pratos prontos (1,4% para 1,6% na comparação com a Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2002-2003. CONCLUSÕES: O consumo de sódio no Brasil mantém-se em níveis acima da recomendação máxima para esse nutriente em todas as macrorregiões e classes de renda brasileiras. Observou-se estabilidade na disponibilidade domiciliar total de sódio e aumento na fração proveniente dos alimentos processados com adição de sal e dos pratos prontos, na comparação de

  12. Geospace Environment Modeling 2008-2009 Challenge: Ground Magnetic Field Perturbations

    Pulkkinen, A.; Kuznetsova, M.; Ridley, A.; Raeder, J.; Vapirev, A.; Weimer, D.; Weigel, R. S.; Wiltberger, M.; Millward, G.; Rastatter, L.; Hesse, M.; Singer, H. J.; Chulaki, A.

    2011-01-01

    Acquiring quantitative metrics!based knowledge about the performance of various space physics modeling approaches is central for the space weather community. Quantification of the performance helps the users of the modeling products to better understand the capabilities of the models and to choose the approach that best suits their specific needs. Further, metrics!based analyses are important for addressing the differences between various modeling approaches and for measuring and guiding the progress in the field. In this paper, the metrics!based results of the ground magnetic field perturbation part of the Geospace Environment Modeling 2008 2009 Challenge are reported. Predictions made by 14 different models, including an ensemble model, are compared to geomagnetic observatory recordings from 12 different northern hemispheric locations. Five different metrics are used to quantify the model performances for four storm events. It is shown that the ranking of the models is strongly dependent on the type of metric used to evaluate the model performance. None of the models rank near or at the top systematically for all used metrics. Consequently, one cannot pick the absolute winner : the choice for the best model depends on the characteristics of the signal one is interested in. Model performances vary also from event to event. This is particularly clear for root!mean!square difference and utility metric!based analyses. Further, analyses indicate that for some of the models, increasing the global magnetohydrodynamic model spatial resolution and the inclusion of the ring current dynamics improve the models capability to generate more realistic ground magnetic field fluctuations.

  13. Results of the 2008/2009 Knowledge and Opinions Surveys Conducted for the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program

    Schmoyer, R. L. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Truett, Tykey [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Cooper, Christy [Dept. of Energy (DOE), Washington DC (United States); Chew, Andrea [Dept. of Energy (DOE), Washington DC (United States)

    2010-04-01

    This report presents results of a 2008/2009 survey of hydrogen and fuel cell awareness conducted for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The 2008/2009 survey follows up on a similar DOE survey conducted in 2004, measuring levels of awareness and understanding of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in four populations: (1) the general public, (2) students, (3) personnel in state and local governments, and (4) potential end users of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in business and industry. The 2008/2009 survey includes these four groups and adds a fifth group, safety and code officials. The same survey methods were used for both surveys; the 2008/2009 survey report includes a comparison of 2004 and 2008/2009 findings. Information from these surveys will be used to enhance hydrogen and fuel cell education strategies.

  14. Proceedings of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland: one hundred and sixty-second session: 2008/2009

    SSISI

    2009-01-01

    Proceedings of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland - one hundred and sixty-second session: 2008/2009 The first meeting of the Society was held at 6:00pm on Thursday 2nd October 2008 in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin. The President, Dr Donal de Buitleir, was in the Chair, and he held the first of two required votes on the proposed amendments to the Society`s Laws and Constitution.

  15. Factors of the European Economies' Vulnerability to External Shocks - An Empirical Analysis. The Example of 2008-2009 Crisis Costs

    Domańska Agnieszka; Serwa Dobromił

    2014-01-01

    The article analyses the factors determining the vulnerability of the European countries to external shocks taking the example of the global 2008-2009 economic slowdown (also called the subprime crisis2) and its impact on economies in Europe. The particular attention is attached to factors related to the fundamentals of the economy, i.e. the GDP growth, fiscal and monetary stability and external stability. Attempting to level of the gap existing in the Polish literature in the empirical resea...

  16. Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Amending the Law of the People's Republic of China on Individual Income Tax

    2011-01-01

    @@ The Standing Committee of the 11th National Peoples Congress decided to revise the Law of the People's Republic of China on Individual Income Tax at its 21st meeting as follows: I.Item 1 of Article 3 shall be revised as: "For the income of wages and salaries, the progressive tax rate in excess of the specific amount is applicable and the rate ranges from 3 percent to 45 percent (the tax rate schedule is attached behind)."

  17. Skills Acquired by Students in the Orthodontics Residence. Academic Year 2008-2009 Habilidades adquiridas por los estudiantes en la estancia de Ortodoncia. Curso 2008-2009

    Yuritza Hernández Núñez

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: learning assessment involves the monitoring and evaluation of students’ knowledge, skills and habits as well as the action procedures they acquire along the educational process. Objective: to evaluate the skills acquired by fourth year Stomatology students in the orthodontics residence. Methods: descriptive, correlational, quantitative and qualitative investigation on the orthodontics residence in the University of Medical Sciences of Cienfuegos from September 2008 to February 2009. The universe consisted of 17 students who were enrolled in 4th year stay in different teaching scenarios. Five of their teachers and the 4th year general committee of educators were surveyed. Results: satisfactory results were observed as for skills acquisition in the orthodontics stay, but difficulties were identified in topics like Craniofacial growth and development and Bone-tooth discrepancy. Students expressed satisfaction with the learning process. The need of paying special attention to individual differences to achieve a more homogeneous group was evident. Conclusions: the difficulties found in the knowledge system and acquired skills, as stated in the program, justify the development of strategies to raise academic efficiency, considering that orthodontics is part of the knowledge system and the subjects needed to form these professionals.Fundamento: La evaluación del aprendizaje implica el control y la valoración de los conocimientos, habilidades y hábitos, así como de los modos de actuación que los estudiantes van adquiriendo en el desarrollo del proceso docente-educativo. Objetivo: Evaluar las habilidades adquiridas por los estudiantes en la estancia de Ortodoncia del cuarto año de la carrera de Estomatología. Métodos: Investigación descriptiva correlacional, cuantitativa y cualitativa de la

  18. Lessons learned from the snow emergency management of winter season 2008-2009 in Piemonte

    Bovo, Dr.; Pelosini, Dr.; Cordola, Dr.

    2009-09-01

    The winter season 2008-2009 has been characterized by heavy snowfalls over the whole Piemonte, in the Western Alps region. The snowfalls have been exceptional because of their earliness, persistence and intensity. The impact on the regional environment and territory has been relevant, also from the economical point of view, as well as the effort of the people involved in the forecasting, prevention and fighting actions. The environmental induced effects have been shown until late spring. The main critical situations have been arisen from the snowfalls earliness in season, the several snow precipitation events over the plains, the big amount of snow accumulation on the ground, as well as the anomaly with respect to the last 30 years climatic trend of snow conditions in Piemonte. The damage costs to the public property caused by the snowfalls have been estimated by the Regione Piemonte to be 470 million euros, giving evidence of the real emergency dimension of the event, never occurred during the last 20 years. The technical support from the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of Regione Piemonte (Arpa Piemonte) to the emergency management allowed to analyse and highlight the direct and induced effects of the heavy snowfalls, outlining risk scenarios characterized by different space and time scales. The risk scenarios deployment provided a prompt recommendation list, both for the emergency management and for the natural phenomena evolution surveillance planning to assure the people and property safety. The risk scenarios related to the snow emergency are different according to the geographical and anthropic territory aspects. In the mountains, several natural avalanche releases, characterized frequently by a large size, may affect villages, but they may also interrupt the main and secondary roads both down in the valleys and small villages road access, requiring a long time for the complete and safe snow removal and road re-opening. The avalanches often

  19. Sobre la presencia de tribus urbanas en el Colegio Nuevo Kennedy Institución Educativa Distrital (2008-2009)

    Ardila Rodríguez, Efrén

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo muestra un estudio de caso de la presencia de las tribus urbanas en el Colegio Nuevo Kennedy Institución Educativa Distrital, de Bogotá Colombia, en los años 2008-2009. Se pretende acercarse a los símbolos, los significados, las relaciones entre las personas que interactúan diariamente en la escuela y los posibles conflictos que esto genera, especialmente, con los estudiantes tribales. Se realizó un ejercicio etnográfico a través de entrevistas a varias personas de las que día...

  20. An insider's summary highlighting activities of the past and an outlook on the future. Inside the ICRP standing Committees

    The terms of reference during the last 25 years and the most relevant results of the Committee's work in biokinetics and dosimetry are summarized and supported by mentioning the corresponding publications. In addition those tasks are referred to, which are to be treated in Committee 2 in the coming years, also in the context of revision of the present recommendations of the Commission. (orig.)

  1. Autopercepção da saúde bucal em idosos e fatores associados em Campinas, SP, 2008-2009 Autopercepción de la salud bucal en ancianos y factores asociados en Campinas, Sureste de Brasil, 2008-2009 Self-perceived oral health and associated factors among the elderly in Campinas, Southeastern Brazil, 2008-2009

    Débora Dias da Silva; Roberta Barros de Held; Stella Vidal de Souza Torres; Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa; Anita Liberalesso Neri; José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Descrever a autopercepção de saúde bucal em idosos e analisar fatores sociodemográficos e clínicos associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 876 participantes em amostra representativa de idosos (65 anos ou mais) de Campinas, SP, em 2008-2009. Os exames odontológicos seguiram critérios padronizados pela Organização Mundial da Saúde para levantamentos epidemiológicos de saúde bucal. A autopercepção da saúde bucal foi avaliada pelo índice Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHA...

  2. Trends in spending on eating away from home in Brazil, 2002-2003 to 2008-2009.

    Claro, Rafael Moreira; Baraldi, Larissa Galastri; Martins, Ana Paula Bortoletto; Bandoni, Daniel Henrique; Levy, Renata Bertazzi

    2014-07-01

    The study aims to describe trends in food consumption away from home in Brazil from 2002-2003 to 2008-2009 and to analyze the influence of income on this behavior. The authors used data collected by the Household Budget Surveys conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in 2002-2003 and 2008-2009. The information analyzed in this study involves records of food and beverage purchases for consumption away from home. Trends in eating away from home were estimated for the total population and according to demographic and economic strata. The association between the share of food consumed away from home and income was studied using regression models to estimate income elasticity coefficients. The share of eating away from home increased 25% during the period, reaching 28% of total spending on food. Each 10% increase in mean per capita income leads to a 3.5% increase in the share of food consumed away from home. This suggests that income growth will result in future increases in the share of eating away from home. PMID:25166939

  3. Trends in spending on eating away from home in Brazil, 2002-2003 to 2008-2009

    Rafael Moreira Claro

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The study aims to describe trends in food consumption away from home in Brazil from 2002-2003 to 2008-2009 and to analyze the influence of income on this behavior. The authors used data collected by the Household Budget Surveys conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE in 2002-2003 and 2008-2009. The information analyzed in this study involves records of food and beverage purchases for consumption away from home. Trends in eating away from home were estimated for the total population and according to demographic and economic strata. The association between the share of food consumed away from home and income was studied using regression models to estimate income elasticity coefficients. The share of eating away from home increased 25% during the period, reaching 28% of total spending on food. Each 10% increase in mean per capita income leads to a 3.5% increase in the share of food consumed away from home. This suggests that income growth will result in future increases in the share of eating away from home.

  4. Scientific expertise from the inside: AFSSET Working Group on Radio-frequencies (2008-2009)

    Although there is now a large amount of social science research on scientific expertise and expert groups, direct evidence by sociologists who themselves participated in scientific expert groups assessing controversial topics remain rare. This paper offers just this type of feedback. The aim is to analyse the production of scientific expert opinions based on personal experience: the author's participation as a sociologist in an expert committee set up by the former French Agency for the Safety of Health, the Environment and Work (AFSSET) on the topic of radio-frequencies. Several problematic aspects of these groups will thus be discussed from this concrete experience: the problem of the composition of the expert group, the issue of conflicts of interest, the organisation of the work within the group, the effects of the presence of an observer from an association, and the differences between performing scientific research and providing scientific expert opinions. (authors)

  5. Factors of the European Economies' Vulnerability to External Shocks - An Empirical Analysis. The Example of 2008-2009 Crisis Costs

    Domańska Agnieszka

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The article analyses the factors determining the vulnerability of the European countries to external shocks taking the example of the global 2008-2009 economic slowdown (also called the subprime crisis2 and its impact on economies in Europe. The particular attention is attached to factors related to the fundamentals of the economy, i.e. the GDP growth, fiscal and monetary stability and external stability. Attempting to level of the gap existing in the Polish literature in the empirical research on that problem, the hereby article also refers to wider problems of the macroeconomic factors enhancing economies' capabilities to meet the challenges of global crises and strengthening their competitiveness afterwards. The special attention in the paper was attached to the role of financial and trade openness.

  6. Monitoring the West Bohemian earthquake swarm in 2008/2009 by a temporary small-aperture seismic array

    Hiemer, Stefan; Rössler, Dirk; Scherbaum, Frank

    2012-01-01

    The most recent intense earthquake swarm in West Bohemia lasted from 6 October 2008 to January 2009. Starting 12 days after the onset, the University of Potsdam monitored the swarm by a temporary small-aperture seismic array at 10 km epicentral distance. The purpose of the installation was a...... complete monitoring of the swarm including micro-earthquakes (ML <0).We identify earthquakes using a conventional shortterm average/long-term average trigger combined with sliding-window frequency-wavenumber and polarisation analyses. The resulting earthquake catalogue consists of 14,530 earthquakes...... temporal features (frequency– magnitude distribution, propagation of back azimuth and horizontal slowness, occurrence rate of aftershock sequences and interevent-time distribution) of the recent 2008/2009 earthquake swarm are presented and discussed. Temporal changes of the coefficient of variation (based...

  7. Magnetic resonance imaging features of neuroinfections in patients with AIDS. Pablo Tobon Hospital, Medellin (2008-2009)

    Our purpose is to describe the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of the central nervous system (CNS ) most common infectious diseases in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and / or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS ) that consulted to the Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe in the period 2008-2009. We included four adult patients with HIV and / or AIDS from Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe database, who were diagnosed having central nervous system infections by MRI and diagnostic microbiological tests. The most common MRI patterns of CNS infections in AIDS patients in our institution were irregular multifocal intra-axial space-occupying lesions with heterogeneous and variable signals on T1, T2 and FLAI R, with perilesional edema and rim postcontrast enhancement.

  8. Association of Nut Consumption with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in the 2008/2009 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey

    Rachel C. Brown

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Nut consumption has been associated with improvements in risk factors for chronic disease in populations within North America, Europe and Iran. This relationship has not been investigated in New Zealand (NZ. The associations between nut consumption and cardiometabolic risk factors among New Zealanders were examined. Data from the 24-h diet recalls of 4721 participants from the NZ Adult Nutrition Survey 2008/2009 (2008/2009 NZANS were used to determine whole and total nut intake. Anthropometric data and blood pressure were collected, as well as blood samples analysed for total cholesterol (total-C and HDL cholesterol (HDL-C, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c, C-reactive protein (CRP and folate. Participants were classified according to their five-year cardiovascular disease (CVD risk. Both whole and total nut consumers had significantly lower weight, body mass index (BMI, waist circumference and central adiposity than non-nut consumers (all p ≤ 0.044. Whole blood, serum and red blood cell folate concentrations were significantly higher among whole nut consumers compared to non-whole nut consumers (all p ≤ 0.014, with only serum folate higher in total nut consumers compared to non-total nut consumers (p = 0.023. There were no significant differences for blood pressure, total-C, HDL-C and HbA1c; however, significant negative associations between total nut consumption and CVD risk category (p < 0.001 and CRP (p = 0.045 were apparent. Nut consumption was associated with more favourable body composition and a number of risk factors, which could collectively reduce chronic disease.

  9. DATA COLLECTION, QUALITY ASSURANCE, AND ANALYSIS PLAN FOR THE 2008/2009 HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS KNOWLEDGE AND OPINIONS SURVEYS

    Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL; Truett, Lorena Faith [ORNL; Diegel, Susan W [ORNL

    2008-09-01

    The 2008/2009 Knowledge and Opinions Survey, conducted for the Department of Energy's Hydrogen Program will measure the levels of awareness and understanding of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies within five target populations: (1) the general public, (2) students, (3) personnel in state and local governments, (4) potential end users of hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technologies in business and industry, and (5) safety and code officials. The ultimate goal of the surveys is a statistically valid, nationally based assessment. Distinct information collections are required for each of the target populations. Each instrument for assessing baseline knowledge is targeted to the corresponding population group. While many questions are identical across all populations, some questions are unique to each respondent group. The biggest data quality limitation of the hydrogen survey data (at least of the general public and student components) will be nonresponse bias. To ensure as high a response rate as possible, various measures will be taken to minimize nonresponse, including automated callbacks, cycling callbacks throughout the weekdays, and availability of Spanish speaking interviewers. Statistical adjustments (i.e., sampling weights) will also be used to account for nonresponse and noncoverage. The primary objective of the data analysis is to estimate the proportions of target population individuals who would respond to the questions in the various possible ways. Data analysis will incorporate necessary adjustments for the sampling design and sampling weights (i.e., probability sampling). Otherwise, however, the analysis will involve standard estimates of proportions of the interviewees responding in various ways to the questions. Sample-weight-adjusted contingency table chi-square tests will also be computed to identify differences between demographic groups The first round of Knowledge and Opinions Surveys was conducted in 2004. Analysis of these surveys produced a

  10. Rate, Relative Risk, and Method of Suicide by Students at 4-Year Colleges and Universities in the United States, 2004-2005 through 2008-2009

    Schwartz, Allan J.

    2011-01-01

    A total of 622 suicides were reported among students attending 645 distinct campuses from 2004-2005 through 2008-2009. Adjusting for gender in the population at risk of 14.9 million student-years and for the source of these data, the student suicide rate of 7.0 was significantly and substantially lower than for a matched national sample. Suicide…

  11. Treball pràctic d'edafologia i química agrícola. Curs 2008-2009

    Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Farmàcia

    2008-01-01

    Pla docent de l'assignatura Treball pràctic d'edafologia i química agrícola de l'Ensenyament de Ciència i Tecnologia dels Aliments. Curs acadèmic 2008-2009. Departament Productes Naturals, Biologia Vegetal i Edafologia.

  12. The Competency-Based Approach to Curriculum Reform in Five African Countries: What Can We Learn from the 2008-2009 Evaluation?

    Gauthier, Roger-François

    2013-01-01

    This is a critical reflection on the results of a study that the French International Center for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP) piloted in 2008-2009 in five sub-Saharan African countries which were implementing curriculum reforms adopting the "competency-based approach". The article refers to a seminar on this process and the ideas expressed…

  13. Committees

    2012-11-01

    Leadership Team of the IAHR Committee for Hydraulic Machinery and Systems Eduard EGUSQUIZA, UPC Barcelona, Spain, Chair François AVELLAN, EPFL-LMH, Switzerland, Past Chair Richard K FISHER, Voith Hydro Inc., USA, Past Chair Fidel ARZOLA, Edelca, Venezuela Michel COUSTON, Alstom Hydro, France Niklas DAHLBÄCKCK, Vatenfall, Sweden Normand DESY, Andritz VA TECH Hydro Ltd., Canada Chisachi KATO, University of Tokyo, Japan Andrei LIPEJ, Turboinstitut, Slovenija Torbjørn NIELSEN, NTNU, Norway Romeo SUSAN-RESIGA, 'Politehnica' University Timisoara, Romania Stefan RIEDELBAUCH, Stuggart University, Germany Albert RUPRECHT, Stuttgart University, Germany Qing-Hua SHI, Dong Fang Electrical Machinery Co., China Geraldo TIAGO, Universidade Federal de Itajubá, Brazil International Advisory Committee Shouqi YUAN (principal) Jiangsu University China QingHua SHI (principal) Dong Fang Electrical Machinery Co. China Fidel ARZOLA EDELCA Venezuela Thomas ASCHENBRENNER Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG Germany Anton BERGANT Litostroj Power doo Slovenia B C BHAOYAL Research & Technology Centre India Hermod BREKKE NTNU Norway Stuart COULSON Voith Hydro Inc. USA Paul COOPER Fluid Machinery Research Inc USA V A DEMIANOV Power Machines OJSC Russia Bart van ESCH Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Netherland Arno GEHRER Andritz Hydro Graz Austria Akira GOTO Ebara Corporation Japan Adiel GUINZBURG The Boeing Company USA D-H HELLMANN KSB AG Germany Ashvin HOSANGADI Combustion Research and Flow Technology USA Byung-Sun HWANG Korea Institute of Material Science Korea Toshiaki KANEMOTO Kyushu Institute of Technology Japan Mann-Eung KIM Korean Register of Shipping Korea Jiri KOUTNIK Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG Germany Jinkook LEE Eaton Corporation USA Young-Ho LEE Korea Maritime University Korea Woo-Seop LIM Hyosung Goodsprings Inc Korea Jun MATSUI Yokohama National University Japan Kazuyoshi Mitsubishi H I Ltd, Japan MIYAGAWA Christophe NICOLET Power Vision Engineering Srl Switzerland Maryse PAGE Hydro

  14. Multiple Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strains are associated with disease outbreaks in Sudan, 2008-2009.

    Imadeldin E Aradaib

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF activity has recently been detected in the Kordufan region of Sudan. Since 2008, several sporadic cases and nosocomial outbreaks associated with high case-fatality have been reported in villages and rural hospitals in the region. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In the present study, we describe a cluster of cases occurring in June 2009 in Dunkop village, Abyei District, South Kordufan, Sudan. Seven CCHF cases were involved in the outbreak; however, clinical specimens could be collected from only two patients, both of whom were confirmed as acute CCHF cases using CCHF-specific reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR. Phylogenetic analysis of the complete S, M, and L segment sequences places the Abyei strain of CCHF virus in Group III, a virus group containing strains from various countries across Africa, including Sudan, South Africa, Mauritania, and Nigeria. The Abyei strain detected in 2009 is genetically distinct from the recently described 2008 Sudanese CCHF virus strains (Al-fulah 3 and 4, and the Abyei strain S and L segments closely match those of CCHF virus strain ArD39554 from Mauritania. CONCLUSIONS: The present investigation illustrates that multiple CCHF virus lineages are circulating in the Kordufan region of Sudan and are associated with recent outbreaks of the disease occurring during 2008-2009.

  15. Bibliographie 2008-2009

    Florence Klein

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available 1. Histoire, genres et théories littérairesBarchiesi, A. (2009, « Lyric in Rome » in F. Budelmann, éd., The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric, Cambridge University Press, p. 319 - 335.Barchiesi, A. (2009, « Roman perspectives on the Greeks », in G. Boys-Stones et al., The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies, Oxford University Press, p. 98-113. Bureau, B. et Nicolas, C. éds. (2008, Commencer et Finir. Débuts et fins dans les littératures grecque, latine et néolatine, Actes du colloque orga...

  16. Monitoring the Temporal Changes of Trace Elements Pollution in Lake Uluabat Water (in 2003-2004 and 2008-2009

    Aslıhan KATİP

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Due to its biological diversity wetland is considered the world's natural wealth museums and because of the natural functions and economic values they are the most important ecosystems on earth. The studies to identify the water quality of wetlands, their biodiversity, environmental pressures faced by efforts and protection methods have gained importance in our country. In particular, heavy metal and trace element pollution is one of the most important problems in wetlands affecting water quality and aquatic organisms. In this study, trace elements and contaminants temporal variation of pollution sources of trace elements was conducted to determine the effects of pollution in Lake Uluabat which is one of Turkey's most important wetlands identified as an area protected under the RAMSAR. In Uluabat Lake, five different stations were selected taking into account the distance to pollution sources, different depths and hydrodynamic properties. In the years of 2003-2004 (1st term and 2008-2009 (2nd term monthly water samples were taken and dissolved concentrations of Boron (B, chromium (Cr, Lead (Pb, Nickel (Ni elements were examined between years. As a result of the evaluations, seasonal factors, industrial discharges and agricultural activities are seen to be effective on changes in pollution. In particular, high concentrations of B elements thought to be due to take place by geological structure of the Lake Basin which is rich in boron and boron operating facilities in this basin. In order to prevent pollution of the water quality of Lake Uluabat it is necessary to be monitored at regular intervals and for the control of pollutants, all of the technical studies should be carried out in the Lake Basin in conjunction with participatory approaches of scientific and public institutions.

  17. Alimentos mais consumidos no Brasil: Inquérito Nacional de Alimentação 2008-2009 Alimentos más consumidos en Brasil: Pesquisa Nacional de Alimentación 2008-2009 Most consumed foods in Brazil: National Dietary Survey 2008-2009

    Renata B. Levy

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar o consumo alimentar mais frequente da população brasileira. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados dados referentes ao primeiro dia de registro alimentar de 34.003 indivíduos com dez anos ou mais de idade que responderam ao Inquérito Nacional de Alimentação, composto por amostra probabilística da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2008-2009. O padrão de consumo foi analisado segundo sexo, grupo etário, região e faixa de renda familiar per capita. RESULTADOS: Os alimentos mais frequentemente referidos pela população brasileira foram arroz (84,0%, café (79,0%, feijão (72,8%, pão de sal (63,0% e carne bovina (48,7%, destacando-se também o consumo de sucos e refrescos (39,8%, refrigerantes (23,0% e menor presença de frutas (16,0% e hortaliças (16,0%. Essa configuração apresenta pouca variação quando se consideram os estratos de sexo e faixa etária; contudo, observa-se que os adolescentes foram o único grupo etário que deixou de citar qualquer hortaliça e que incluiu doces, bebida láctea e biscoitos doces entre os itens mais consumidos. Alimentos marcadamente de consumo regional incluem a farinha de mandioca no Norte e Nordeste e o chá na região Sul. Houve discrepâncias no consumo alimentar entre os estratos de menor e maior renda: indivíduos no quarto de renda mais elevada referiram sanduíches, tomate e alface e aqueles no primeiro quarto de renda citaram os peixes e preparações à base de peixe e farinha de mandioca entre os alimentos mais referidos. CONCLUSÕES: Existe um padrão básico do consumo alimentar no Brasil que inclui entre os alimentos mais consumidos arroz, café, feijão, pão de sal e carne bovina, associado ao consumo regional de alguns poucos itens. Particularmente entre os adolescentes, alimentos ricos em gordura e açúcar são também de consumo frequente.OBJETIVO: Caracterizar el consumo alimentario más frecuente de la población brasileña. MÉTODOS: Se analizaron datos

  18. Autopercepção da saúde bucal em idosos e fatores associados em Campinas, SP, 2008-2009 Autopercepción de la salud bucal en ancianos y factores asociados en Campinas, Sureste de Brasil, 2008-2009 Self-perceived oral health and associated factors among the elderly in Campinas, Southeastern Brazil, 2008-2009

    Débora Dias da Silva

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a autopercepção de saúde bucal em idosos e analisar fatores sociodemográficos e clínicos associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 876 participantes em amostra representativa de idosos (65 anos ou mais de Campinas, SP, em 2008-2009. Os exames odontológicos seguiram critérios padronizados pela Organização Mundial da Saúde para levantamentos epidemiológicos de saúde bucal. A autopercepção da saúde bucal foi avaliada pelo índice Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI. Os indivíduos foram classificados segundo características sociodemográficas, odontológicas e prevalência de fragilidade biológica. O estudo de associações utilizou análise de regressão de Poisson; a análise considerou os pesos amostrais e a estrutura complexa da amostra por conglomerados. RESULTADOS: A média de idade dos indivíduos foi de 72,8 anos; 70,1% eram mulheres. A proporção de indivíduos com mais de 20 dentes presentes foi 17,2%; 38,2% usavam prótese dentária total em ambos os arcos; 8,5% necessitavam desse recurso em ao menos um arco dentário. Em média, o índice GOHAI foi elevado: 33,9 (máximo possível 36,0. Manter 20 dentes ou mais, usar prótese total nos dois arcos, não necessitar desse tratamento, não apresentar alterações de mucosa oral e não apresentar fragilidade biológica foram os fatores significantemente associados com melhor autopercepção de saúde bucal (p OBJETIVO: Describir la autopercepción de salud bucal en ancianos y analizar factores sociodemográficos y clínicos asociados. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con 876 participantes en muestra representativa de ancianos (65 años o más de Campinas, Sureste de Brasil, en 2008-2009. Los exámenes odontológicos siguieron criterios estandarizados por la Organización Mundial de la Salud para levantamientos epidemiológicos de salud bucal. La autopercepción de la salud bucal fue evaluada por el índice Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index

  19. Distribuição regional e socioeconômica da disponibilidade domiciliar de alimentos no Brasil em 2008-2009 Distribución regional y socioeconómica de la disponibilidad domiciliaria de alimentos en Brasil, 2008-2009 Regional and socioeconomic distribution of household food availability in Brazil, in 2008-2009

    Renata Bertazzi Levy

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a distribuição regional e socioeconômica da disponibilidade domiciliar de alimentos no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudo com dados secundários da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2008-2009, realizada pelo Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística sobre aquisições de alimentos e bebidas para consumo domiciliar. As quantidades de alimentos, registradas durante sete dias consecutivos nos 55.970 domicílios brasileiros amostrados, foram transformadas em calorias e nutrientes. Indicadores de qualidade da dieta foram construídos e analisados segundo estratos socioeconômicos e regionais da população brasileira. RESULTADOS: O teor protéico da disponibilidade alimentar mostrou-se adequado em todos os estratos regionais e econômicos. Em contrapartida, observou-se excesso de açúcares livres e de gorduras em todas as regiões, especialmente nas regiões Sul e Sudeste. A proporção de gorduras saturadas foi elevada no meio urbano e consistente com a maior participação de produtos de origem animal. A presença insuficiente de frutas, legumes e verduras foi comum em todas as regiões. Intensificação do teor de gorduras e diminuição do teor de carboidratos da dieta foram observadas com o aumento da renda. CONCLUSÕES: As características negativas da qualidade da dieta da população brasileira observadas ao final da primeira década do século XXI conferem alta prioridade para políticas públicas de promoção da alimentação saudável.OBJETIVO: Describir la distribución regional y socioeconómica de la disponibilidad domiciliaria de alimentos en Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudio con datos secundarios de la Investigación de Presupuestos Familiares 2008-2009, realizada por el Instituto Brasileño de Geografía y Estadística sobre adquisiciones de alimentos y bebidas para consumo domiciliario. Las cantidades de alimentos, registradas durante siete días consecutivos en los 55.970 domicilios brasileños muestreados, fueron

  20. Factors influencing place of delivery for women in Kenya: an analysis of the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2008/2009

    Kitui, John; Lewis, Sarah; Davey, Gail

    2013-01-01

    Background Maternal mortality in Kenya increased from 380/100000 live births to 530/100000 live births between 1990 and 2008. Skilled assistance during childbirth is central to reducing maternal mortality yet the proportion of deliveries taking place in health facilities where such assistance can reliably be provided has remained below 50% since the early 1990s. We use the 2008/2009 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey data to describe the factors that determine where women deliver in Kenya...

  1. Factors influencing place of delivery for women in Kenya: an analysis of the Kenya demographic and health survey, 2008/2009

    Kitui John; Lewis Sarah; Davey Gail

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Background Maternal mortality in Kenya increased from 380/100000 live births to 530/100000 live births between 1990 and 2008. Skilled assistance during childbirth is central to reducing maternal mortality yet the proportion of deliveries taking place in health facilities where such assistance can reliably be provided has remained below 50% since the early 1990s. We use the 2008/2009 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey data to describe the factors that determine where women deliver in...

  2. Factors influencing place of delivery for women in Kenya: an analysis of the Kenya demographic and health survey, 2008/2009

    Kitui, John; Lewis, Sarah; Davey, Gail

    2013-01-01

    Background Maternal mortality in Kenya increased from 380/100000 live births to 530/100000 live births between 1990 and 2008. Skilled assistance during childbirth is central to reducing maternal mortality yet the proportion of deliveries taking place in health facilities where such assistance can reliably be provided has remained below 50% since the early 1990s. We use the 2008/2009 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey data to describe the factors that determine where women deliver in Kenya an...

  3. Alimentos mais consumidos no Brasil: Inquérito Nacional de Alimentação 2008-2009

    Amanda de M. Souza

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar o consumo alimentar mais frequente da população brasileira. MÉTODOS: Foram analisados dados referentes ao primeiro dia de registro alimentar de 34.003 indivíduos com dez anos ou mais de idade que responderam ao Inquérito Nacional de Alimentação, composto por amostra probabilística da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2008-2009. O padrão de consumo foi analisado segundo sexo, grupo etário, região e faixa de renda familiar per capita. RESULTADOS: Os alimentos mais frequentemente referidos pela população brasileira foram arroz (84,0%, café (79,0%, feijão (72,8%, pão de sal (63,0% e carne bovina (48,7%, destacando-se também o consumo de sucos e refrescos (39,8%, refrigerantes (23,0% e menor presença de frutas (16,0% e hortaliças (16,0%. Essa configuração apresenta pouca variação quando se consideram os estratos de sexo e faixa etária; contudo, observa-se que os adolescentes foram o único grupo etário que deixou de citar qualquer hortaliça e que incluiu doces, bebida láctea e biscoitos doces entre os itens mais consumidos. Alimentos marcadamente de consumo regional incluem a farinha de mandioca no Norte e Nordeste e o chá na região Sul. Houve discrepâncias no consumo alimentar entre os estratos de menor e maior renda: indivíduos no quarto de renda mais elevada referiram sanduíches, tomate e alface e aqueles no primeiro quarto de renda citaram os peixes e preparações à base de peixe e farinha de mandioca entre os alimentos mais referidos. CONCLUSÕES: Existe um padrão básico do consumo alimentar no Brasil que inclui entre os alimentos mais consumidos arroz, café, feijão, pão de sal e carne bovina, associado ao consumo regional de alguns poucos itens. Particularmente entre os adolescentes, alimentos ricos em gordura e açúcar são também de consumo frequente.

  4. Análisis del comportamiento imitador intradía en el mercado de valores español durante el periodo de crisis 2008-2009

    Alicia Marín Solano; Sandra Ferreruela Garcés

    2014-01-01

    : El objetivo del presente trabajo es analizar si es posible localizar efecto herding entre los inversores durante la reciente crisis financiera en el mercado de valores español. Partiendo de datos de frecuencia intradiaria para el periodo 2008-2009, se calcula la medida de la desviación absoluta de corte transversal propuesta por Chang et al. (2000) y se introduce un término no lineal en la especificación de la regresión para captar el efecto imitador. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto que ...

  5. Caracterización macro de la política fiscal en Colombia y postura frente a la crisis global (2008-2009)

    Lozano Luis Ignacio

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo se analiza la política fiscal en Colombia y la postura del gobierno frente a la crisis
    internacional (2008-2009). Utilizando una regla de política se concluye que la política fiscal
    discrecional ha sido procíclica, ha reducido su volatilidad en los últimos años y ha sido
    consecuente con la restricción presupuestaria intertemporal. La evidencia también indica que la
    autoridad fiscal no diseñó un programa contra-cíclico discreciona...

  6. Autopercepção da saúde bucal em idosos e fatores associados em Campinas, SP, 2008-2009

    Débora Dias da Silva; Roberta Barros de Held; Stella Vidal de Souza Torres; Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa; Anita Liberalesso Neri; José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Descrever a autopercepção de saúde bucal em idosos e analisar fatores sociodemográficos e clínicos associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 876 participantes em amostra representativa de idosos (65 anos ou mais) de Campinas, SP, em 2008-2009. Os exames odontológicos seguiram critérios padronizados pela Organização Mundial da Saúde para levantamentos epidemiológicos de saúde bucal. A autopercepção da saúde bucal foi avaliada pelo índice Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHA...

  7. High risk factors for severe hand, foot and mouth disease: A multicenter retrospective survey in Anhui Province China, 2008-2009

    Jiahua Pan; Mingwu Chen; Xuzhong Zhang; Yulong Chen; Hui Liu; Wei Shen

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: This study sought to determine the high risk factors for severe hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). Materials and Methods: Retrospective 229 severe HFMD cases from four hospitals in FuYang, HeFei, and BoZhou (Anhui Provincial Hospital, Fuyang City People′s Hospital, No. 2 People′s Hospital of Fuyang and Bozhou city People′s Hospital) in 2008-2009 were studied, with 140 mild HFMD cases in the same area. Using univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses, the high risk...

  8. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp.推出SolidWorks Education Edition 2008-2009 3D CAD软件

    2008-01-01

    2008年9月10日,Dassault Systemes SolidWorksCorp,发布了其主流3D CAD软件的新一代产品:SolidWorks Education Edition 2008-2009,主要面向学生和教育工作者。该产品融合了SolidWorks 2008 Premium的全部强大功能,包含最新分析软件、课程等。

  9. The impact of the 2008-2009 economic recession on acute myocardial infarction occurrences in various socioeconomic areas of Raritan bay Region, New Jersey

    Yulong Li

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Psychosocial stress is one important risk factor for myocardial infarction. Aim: The study was to assess the impact of the 2008-2009 economic recession on myocardial infarction occurrences in different socioeconomic areas of Raritan Bay region, New Jersey. Materials and Methods: The patients, who were treated for acute myocardial infarction from January 2006 to June 2012, were grouped based on the average incomes of their residence districts in the Raritan Bay region. The Spearman Rank Correlation test was used to assess the correlation between the monthly occurrences of myocardial infarction and Dow Jones stock averages, as well as the correlation between the myocardial infarction occurrences and NJ State unemployment rates. Results: Among 1,491 cases that were identified, 990 cases resided in areas with income below the state average and 477 were from areas above the average. After the onset of the recession, the myocardial infarction occurrences trended up in the low-income area group but not in the high-income area group; and this increasing trend is correlated with the rise in NJ State unemployment rates but not with the changes in stock averages. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that unemployment contributed to an increased risk of myocardial infarction among the residents in low socioeconomic areas after the 2008-2009 economic recession.

  10. [Spending on private health insurance plans of Brazilian families: a descriptive study with data from the Family Budget Surveys 2002-2003 and 2008-2009].

    Garcia, Leila Posenato; Ocké-Reis, Carlos Octávio; de Magalhães, Luís Carlos Garcia; Sant'Anna, Ana Claudia; de Freitas, Lúcia Rolim Santana

    2015-05-01

    Spending on health insurance represents an important share of private expenditure on health in Brazil. The study aimed to describe the evolution of spending on private health insurance plans of Brazilian families, according to their income. Data from the Family Budget Surveys (POF) 2002-2003 and 2008-2009 were used. To compare the spending figures among the surveys, the Consumer Price Index (IPCA) was applied. The proportion of families with private health insurance expenses remained stable in both surveys (2002-2003 and 2008-2009), around 24%. However, the household spending on health insurance plans increased. Among those families who spent money oh health insurance plans, the average spending increased from R$154.35 to R$183.97. The average spending on health insurance plans was greater with increasing household income, as well as portions of the family income and total expenditure committed to these expenses. Spending on health insurance is concentrated among higher-income families, for which it was the main component of total health expenditure. PMID:26017945

  11. Comparison of IRI-2012 with JASON-1 TEC and incoherent scatter radar observations during the 2008-2009 solar minimum period

    Ji, Eun-Young; Jee, Geonhwa; Lee, Changsup

    2016-08-01

    The 2008-2009 solar minimum period was unprecedentedly deep and extended. We compare the IRI-2012 with global TEC data from JASON-1 satellite and with electron density profiles observed from incoherent scatter radars (ISRs) at middle and high latitudes for this solar minimum period. Global daily mean TECs are calculated from JASON-1 TECs to compare with the corresponding IRI TECs during the 2008-2009 period. It is found that IRI underestimates the global daily mean TEC by about 20-50%. The comparison of global TEC maps further reveals that IRI overall underestimates TEC for the whole globe except for the low-latitude region around the equatorial anomaly, regardless of season. The underestimation is particularly strong in the nighttime winter hemisphere where the ionosphere seems to almost disappear in IRI. In the daytime equatorial region, however, the overestimation of IRI is mainly due to the misrepresentation of the equatorial anomaly in IRI. Further comparison with ISR electron density profiles confirms the significant underestimation of IRI at night in the winter hemisphere.

  12. L’impact de la crise financière de 2008-2009 sur les grandes universités américaines

    Masseys-Bertonèche, Carole

    2013-01-01

    L’article décrit l’impact de la crise financière de 2008-2009 sur la gestion des universités américaines. Il analyse, dans une première partie, les changements qu’a subis l’enseignement supérieur américain ces vingt dernières années pour s’adapter et répondre aux crises précédentes. Puis, dans une deuxième partie, il étudie comment cette évolution du fonctionnement des universités et de leurs modes de financement a accru leur vulnérabilité face à cette nouvelle crise. Il conclut en soulignant...

  13. Evaluación de la sequía 2008-2009 en el oeste de la Región Pampeana (Argentina)

    Guillermo T. D\\u2019Ambrosio; Vanesa Y. Bohn; M. Cintia. Piccolo

    2013-01-01

    Se analiza la variabilidad de la precipitación y los efectos de la sequía en la extensión areal del Dique Paso de las Piedras y en la actividad agrícola del Oeste de la región pampeana (Argentina) durante los años 2008-2009. La metodología incluye la aplicación del Índice Estandarizado de Precipitación, el procesamiento digital de imágenes satelitales y el análisis de los rendimientos productivos de cuatro cultivos de la región. El Índice Estandarizado de Precipitación ha indicado sequía mete...

  14. Deserción en estudiantes del Programa Plan Estudia de una universidad privada de Manizales, Caldas-Colombia. 2008-2009

    Quintero Vergara, María del Carmen; Perea Vargas, Diana Yulieth

    2014-01-01

    Objetivos: identificar e interpretar los factores de deserción de los estudiantes que ingresaron en la modalidad de Plan Estudia en los años 2008-2009 y no se matricularon en el año 2010 en los programas académicos de una universidad privada de Manizales. Metodología: el estudio se desarrolló desde un enfoquemixto de investigación de alcance descriptivo. Se usaron como técnicas de recolección de información, las fichas de identificación de estudiantes referidas por registro académico, encuest...

  15. The Audit Committee. AGB Effective Committee Series

    Staisloff, Richard L.

    2011-01-01

    This publication is part of an Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) series devoted to strengthening the role of key standing committees of governing boards. While there is no optimum committee system for institutions of higher education, certain principles, practices, and procedures prevail. The best practices…

  16. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMMITTEE

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    ORDINARY MEETING ON 27 FEBRUARY 2008 The main items discussed at the meetings of the Standing Concertation Committee on 27 February 2008 included: Short-term Saved Leave Scheme The committee noted that, by the end of February 2008, some 600 staff had subscribed to the short-term saved leave scheme: approx 58% had subscribed 1 slice, 14% two slices, 5% three slices and 23% four slices. Administrative Circular No. 4 (Rev. 4) - Unemployment Insurance Scheme The committee agreed to recommend Administrative Circular No. 4 (Rev. 4) - Unemployment Insurance Scheme to the Director-General for approval. Administrative Circular No. 30 (Rev. 2) - Financial benefits upon taking up appointment and termination of contract The committee agreed to recommend Administrative Circular No. 30 (Rev. 2) - Financial Benefits upon taking up appointment and termination of contract to the Director-General for approval. Progressive Retirement Programme The Progressive Retirement Programme (PRP) was extended for a further year to 3...

  17. Standing Concertation Commmittee

    HR Department

    2007-01-01

    Ordinary meeting on 2 november 2007 Extraordinary meeting on 12 November 2007 The main items discussed at the meetings of the Standing Concertation Committee on 2 November 2007 and 12 November included: Restaurants Supervisory Committee Report The committee took note of the report by the chairman of the Restaurants Supervisory Committee (RSC), T. Lagrange. In particular, it was recorded that, in Restaurant No. 1, the new kitchen and free flow arrangements had been inaugurated and all works had been commissioned on schedule in October 2007.The contractor, Novae, had taken over maintenance of the new kitchen. Some price increases were to be expected in the coming months due mainly to strong increases in the cost of basic ingredients. A problem with bad smells in the area of Restaurant No. 1 was being taken care of by tuning the ventilation system. The RSC wished to thank the management and staff of Restaurant No. 2 for their cooperation while Restaurant No 1 was ...

  18. Srovnání příčin hospodářské krize v USA 2008-2009 s Velkou hospodářskou krizí

    Šumbera, Jan

    2012-01-01

    The main objective of bachelor thesis is to compare the causes of the Great Depression and the financial crisis of 2008 - 2009. First I examine the causes of financial crisis 2008-2009. I referr to the behavior and reactions of financial and non-financial entities and their role in the processes that led to financial crisis. In real estate debt crisis I see initial stage of it, and therefore I emphasize the mechanism of its formation. Second I focus on the causes of the outbreak of the Great ...

  19. Iron deficiency is associated with increased levels of blood cadmium in the Korean general population: Analysis of 2008-2009 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data

    Lee, Byung-Kook [Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, 646 Eupnae-ri, Shinchang-myun, Asan-si, Choongnam 336-745 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Yangho, E-mail: yanghokm@nuri.net [Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 290-3 Cheonha-Dong, Dong-Gu, Ulsan 682-060 (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-01-15

    Introduction: We present data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008-2009 on the distribution of blood cadmium levels and their association with iron deficiency in a representative sample of the adult Korean population. Methods: Serum ferritin was categorized into three levels: low (serum ferritin <15.0 {mu}g/L), low normal (15.0-30.0 {mu}g/L for women and 15.0-50.0 for men), and normal ({>=}30.0 {mu}g/L for women and {>=}50.0 for men), and its association with blood cadmium level was assessed after adjustment for various demographic and lifestyle factors. Results: Geometric means of blood cadmium in the low serum ferritin group in women, men, and all participants were significantly higher than in the normal group. Additionally, multiple regression analysis after adjusting for various covariates showed that blood cadmium was significantly higher in the low-ferritin group in women, men, and all participants compared with the normal group. We also found an association between serum ferritin and blood cadmium among never-smoking participants. Discussion: We found, similar to other recent population-based studies, an association between iron deficiency and increased blood cadmium in men and women, independent of smoking status. The results of the present study show that iron deficiency is associated with increased levels of blood cadmium in the general population.

  20. In vitro antimicrobial findings for fusidic acid tested against contemporary (2008-2009) gram-positive organisms collected in the United States.

    Jones, Ronald N; Mendes, Rodrigo E; Sader, Helio S; Castanheira, Mariana

    2011-06-01

    Fusidic acid has a long history of consistent activity against staphylococcal pathogens including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Fusidic acid (CEM-102) was susceptibility tested against a surveillance study collection of 12,707 Gram-positive pathogens (2008-2009) from the United States. Reference broth microdilution method results demonstrated the following MIC(50/90) results: S. aureus (.12/.25 μg/mL), coagulase-negative staphylococci (.12/.25 μg/mL), enterococci (4/4 μg/mL), Streptococcus pyogenes (4/8 μg/mL), and viridans group Streptococcus spp. (>8/>8 μg/mL). At a proposed susceptible breakpoint (≤1 μg/mL), fusidic acid inhibited 99.7% of MRSA strains and 99.3% to 99.9% of multidrug-resistant phenotypes of S. aureus. Furthermore, S. aureus strains nonsusceptible to fusidic acid (.35%) generally had detectable resistance mechanisms (fusA, B, C, and E). Reviews of in vitro susceptibility test development confirm the accuracy and intermethod reproducibility of various fusidic acid methods. Fusidic acid is a promising oral therapy for staphylococcal skin and skin structure infections in the United States, where the contemporary S. aureus population remains without significant resistance. PMID:21546624

  1. Austerity, precariousness, and the health status of Greek labour market participants: Retrospective cohort analysis of employed and unemployed persons in 2008-2009 and 2010-2011.

    Barlow, Pepita; Reeves, Aaron; McKee, Martin; Stuckler, David

    2015-11-01

    Greece implemented the deepest austerity package in Europe during the Great Recession (from 2008), including reductions in severance pay and redundancy notice periods. To evaluate whether these measures worsened labour market participants' health status, we compared changes in self-reported health using two cohorts of employed individuals in Greece from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions. During the initial recession (2008-2009) we found that self-reported health worsened both for those remaining in employment and those who lost jobs. Similarly, during the austerity programme (2010-2011) people who lost jobs experienced greater health declines. Importantly, individuals who remained employed in 2011 were also 25 per cent more likely to experience a health decline than in 2009. These harms appeared concentrated in people aged 45-54 who lost jobs. Our study moves beyond existing findings by demonstrating that austerity both exacerbates the negative health consequences of job loss and worsens the health of those still employed. PMID:26290470

  2. Evaluación de la sequía 2008-2009 en el oeste de la Región Pampeana (Argentina

    Guillermo T. D\\u2019Ambrosio

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la variabilidad de la precipitación y los efectos de la sequía en la extensión areal del Dique Paso de las Piedras y en la actividad agrícola del Oeste de la región pampeana (Argentina durante los años 2008-2009. La metodología incluye la aplicación del Índice Estandarizado de Precipitación, el procesamiento digital de imágenes satelitales y el análisis de los rendimientos productivos de cuatro cultivos de la región. El Índice Estandarizado de Precipitación ha indicado sequía meteorológica en los años 2008 y 2009. En 2009 el rendimiento de los cultivos ha disminuido entre el 25 y 65 % con respecto a años anteriores. La extensión areal del dique ha disminuido un 52 % en 2009 en relación a períodos húmedos.

  3. Ionospheric total electron content, thermospheric emission and and stratospheric temperature dynamics during the SC23 deep solar minimum: 2008-2009

    Verkhoglyadova, O. P.; Tsurutani, B.; Mannucci, A. J.; Mlynczak, M. G.; Hunt, L. A.; Ao, C. O.; Runge, T.

    2011-12-01

    We will study external driving of the ionosphere-thermosphere and stratosphere systems during the deep solar minimum: the WHI 2008 interval as well as 2009. We report evidence of prompt penetrating interplanetary electric fields (PPEFs) into the ionosphere during CIR/HSS intervals for both 2008 and 2009. Daily averages of vertical daytime total electron content (VTEC) derived from GPS measurements from the JPL database are studied. VTEC data show the well-known semi-annual anomalies especially prominent in the low latitude ionosphere. Low- to middle-latitude VTEC variability is shown to coincide with PPEF events. Somewhat decreased variability is found around the solstices. CIR/HSS intervals are typically characterized by high energy deposition into the auroral regions through increased Joule heating and particle precipitation. Elevated nitric oxide densities and temperatures in the thermosphere lead to variations in corresponding infrared emission. We present measurements from SABER/TIMED of NO and CO2 emissions during 2008-2009 to illustrate efficient thermospheric response to moderate external driving and I-T dynamics throughout the time interval. We will discuss solar and geomagnetic activity influences on climate by analyzing lower stratospheric temperatures using GPS radio occultation measurements from CHAMP. Results for the deep solar minimum will be compared with the declining phase and solar maximum conditions.

  4. Healthcare utilization and lost productivity due to infectious gastroenteritis, results from a national cross-sectional survey Australia 2008-2009.

    Chen, Y; Ford, L; Hall, G; Dobbins, T; Kirk, M

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to estimate the healthcare usage and loss of productivity due to gastroenteritis in Australia using the National Gastroenteritis Survey II. In 2008-2009, 7578 participants across Australia were surveyed about infectious gastroenteritis by telephone interview. A gastroenteritis case was defined as a person experiencing ⩾ 3 loose stools and/or ⩾ 2 vomits in a 24-h period, excluding cases with a non-infectious cause for their symptoms, such as pregnancy or consumption of alcohol. Lost productivity was considered any lost time from full- or part-time paid work due to having gastroenteritis or caring for someone with the illness. Interference with other daily activities was also examined along with predictors of healthcare-seeking practices using multivariable regression. Results were weighted to obtain nationally representative estimates using Stata v. 13·1. Of the 341 cases, 52 visited a doctor due to gastroenteritis, 126 reported taking at least one medication for their symptoms and 79 cases reported missing ⩾ 1 days' paid work due to gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis results in a total of 13·1 million (95% confidence interval 6·7-19·5) days of missed paid work each year in Australia. The indirect costs of gastroenteritis are significant, particularly from lost productivity. PMID:26095130

  5. Shift of effective lightning areas during pre to post period of solar cycle minimum of 2008-2009 as determined from Schumann resonance studies at Agra, India

    Birbal Singh

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Employing a set of 3-component search coil magnetometer, Schumann resonance studies have been in progress at Agra (Geograph. lat. 27.2°N, long. 78°E, India since 01 April, 2007. We have analysed the data for two periods; first from 01 April, 2007 to 31 March, 2008 (period-I, and then from 01 March, 2011 to 29 February, 2012 (period-II which correspond to pre and post periods of solar cycle minimum of 2008-2009. From the diurnal variation of first mode intensity and frequency, we study the seasonal variations of global thunderstorm activity, effective source distance and level of lightning during both the periods. We show that world thunderstorm activity shifts to summer in the northern hemisphere as the effective source distance approaches close to the observer, and the level of intense lightning shifts from the month of July, 2007 in period-I to August, 2011 in period-II. This is supported by Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS satellite data also. A possible explanation in terms of increasing solar activity is suggested.

  6. [Tobacco control policy and variation in Brazilian family spending on cigarettes: results of the Brazilian Household Budget Surveys in 2002/2003 and 2008/2009].

    Garcia, Leila Posenato; Sant'Anna, Ana Cláudia; Freitas, Lúcia Rolim Santana de; Magalhães, Luís Carlos Garcia de

    2015-09-01

    This study aimed to describe trends in family spending on cigarettes and its share of family budget, comparing 2002 and 2009, using the Brazilian Household Budget Surveys from 2002/2003 and 2008/2009. The Expanded Consumer Price Index (IPCA) was used. The proportion of families that purchased cigarettes decreased from 23.5% to 18.2%, however their spending increased from BRL 55.36 to BRL 59.45. Spending on cigarettes was proportional to family income and head-of-family's schooling. Higher-income families still accounted for most of the expenditure, although the share of family income spent on cigarettes declined. The share of income for purchasing cigarettes was 5.2% in the lowest income quintile and 1.2% in the highest. Tobacco control policy has succeeded in reducing smoking prevalence in Brazil. However, economic measures are still important in the country, since the family's share of income and spending on cigarettes have decreased. PMID:26578014

  7. A study to strengthen the cooperation with OECD/NEA through its standing technical committees and to proact to the changes in international environments

    This study analyzed the current NEA nuclear information system based on a framework developed in this study and identified measures to enhance information sharing of the system. As a measure of the enhancement, this study established Korea OECD/NEA Nuclear Information System(KONNIS), which is in operation now. Furthermore, this study analyzed the status of participation in NEA meetings and suggested measures to strengthen the participation and to enhance the possibility for Korean to get the vice chairmanship in a certain NEA Committee

  8. High risk factors for severe hand, foot and mouth disease: A multicenter retrospective survey in Anhui Province China, 2008-2009

    Jiahua Pan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study sought to determine the high risk factors for severe hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD. Materials and Methods: Retrospective 229 severe HFMD cases from four hospitals in FuYang, HeFei, and BoZhou (Anhui Provincial Hospital, Fuyang City People′s Hospital, No. 2 People′s Hospital of Fuyang and Bozhou city People′s Hospital in 2008-2009 were studied, with 140 mild HFMD cases in the same area. Using univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses, the high risk factors of HFMD were identified by comparing clinical and laboratory findings between severe cases and mild cases. Results: There was a significant difference in age, total duration of fever, rate of respiratory and heart, shake of limbs, white blood cell count, blood sugar, and CK-MB between the two groups. Univariate logistic regression analysis showed that severe cases were associated with age (<3 years, withdrawnness and lethargy, shake of limbs, tachycardia, total leukocyte count (≥17×10 9 /l, blood sugar (≥7 mmol/l, and CK-MB (≥16 mmol/l. Furthermore, age (<3 years, withdrawnness, and lethargy, shake of limbs, WBC (≥17×10 9 /l, and CK-MB (≥16 mmol/l were found to be high risk factors for severe cases after multivariate logistic regression analysis. Conclusions: Clinicians should give importance to these risk factors. Early recognition of children at risk and timely intervention is the key to reduce acute mortality and morbidity.

  9. Vliv médií na prožívání a chování lidí v době hospodářské krize 2008 - 2009

    Novotný, Tomáš

    2012-01-01

    The work examines the influence of media on Czech society during the economic crisis of 2008-2009. The theoretical part contains an analysis of human communication and analysis of Czech mass media. Briefly describes the causes of economic crisis and its media coverage in the years. The observed background is verified online through a structured questionnaire. The practical part of the study contains evaluated data exploration and suggested solutions to identified problems to prevent the negat...

  10. The Relationship Between Usage Rate of Information and Communication Technology by Faculty Members of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, and Motivation Rate, Updating of Lesson Content and Attractiveness of Classroom in Academic Year of 2008-2009

    Shila Soleymani; Seyyed Yaghub Mosavi; Mehri Parirokh

    2012-01-01

    The present paper aimed to study the relationship between usage rate of information and communication technology by faculty members of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and motivation rate, updating of lesson content and attractiveness of classroom in academic year of 2008-2009 and to study the ability to use information and communication technology in the classroom effectively , its effects on motivation of teachers and learners and updating of lesson content and to investigate possible difficu...

  11. Autopercepção da saúde bucal em idosos e fatores associados em Campinas, SP, 2008-2009

    Débora Dias da Silva

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a autopercepção de saúde bucal em idosos e analisar fatores sociodemográficos e clínicos associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 876 participantes em amostra representativa de idosos (65 anos ou mais de Campinas, SP, em 2008-2009. Os exames odontológicos seguiram critérios padronizados pela Organização Mundial da Saúde para levantamentos epidemiológicos de saúde bucal. A autopercepção da saúde bucal foi avaliada pelo índice Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI. Os indivíduos foram classificados segundo características sociodemográficas, odontológicas e prevalência de fragilidade biológica. O estudo de associações utilizou análise de regressão de Poisson; a análise considerou os pesos amostrais e a estrutura complexa da amostra por conglomerados. RESULTADOS: A média de idade dos indivíduos foi de 72,8 anos; 70,1% eram mulheres. A proporção de indivíduos com mais de 20 dentes presentes foi 17,2%; 38,2% usavam prótese dentária total em ambos os arcos; 8,5% necessitavam desse recurso em ao menos um arco dentário. Em média, o índice GOHAI foi elevado: 33,9 (máximo possível 36,0. Manter 20 dentes ou mais, usar prótese total nos dois arcos, não necessitar desse tratamento, não apresentar alterações de mucosa oral e não apresentar fragilidade biológica foram os fatores significantemente associados com melhor autopercepção de saúde bucal (p < 0,05. CONCLUSÕES: A avaliação de autopercepção em saúde bucal permitiu identificar os principais fatores associados a esse desfecho. Esse instrumento pode contribuir para o planejamento de serviços odontológicos, orientando estratégias de promoção em saúde voltadas à melhora da qualidade de vida das pessoas desse grupo etário.

  12. Factors influencing place of delivery for women in Kenya: an analysis of the Kenya demographic and health survey, 2008/2009

    Kitui John

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Maternal mortality in Kenya increased from 380/100000 live births to 530/100000 live births between 1990 and 2008. Skilled assistance during childbirth is central to reducing maternal mortality yet the proportion of deliveries taking place in health facilities where such assistance can reliably be provided has remained below 50% since the early 1990s. We use the 2008/2009 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey data to describe the factors that determine where women deliver in Kenya and to explore reasons given for home delivery. Methods Data on place of delivery, reasons for home delivery, and a range of potential explanatory factors were collected by interviewer-led questionnaire on 3977 women and augmented with distance from the nearest health facility estimated using health facility Global Positioning System (GPS co-ordinates. Predictors of whether the woman’s most recent delivery was in a health facility were explored in an exploratory risk factor analysis using multiple logistic regression. The main reasons given by the woman for home delivery were also examined. Results Living in urban areas, being wealthy, more educated, using antenatal care services optimally and lower parity strongly predicted where women delivered, and so did region, ethnicity, and type of facilities used. Wealth and rural/urban residence were independently related. The effect of distance from a health facility was not significant after controlling for other variables. Women most commonly cited distance and/or lack of transport as reasons for not delivering in a health facility but over 60% gave other reasons including 20.5% who considered health facility delivery unnecessary, 18% who cited abrupt delivery as the main reason and 11% who cited high cost. Conclusion Physical access to health facilities through distance and/or lack of transport, and economic considerations are important barriers for women to delivering in a health facility in Kenya

  13. Another look at the BL Lacertae flux and spectral variability. Observations by GASP-WEBT, XMM-Newton, and Swift in 2008-2009

    Raiteri, C. M.; Villata, M.; Bruschini, L.; Capetti, A.; Kurtanidze, O. M.; Larionov, V. M.; Romano, P.; Vercellone, S.; Agudo, I.; Aller, H. D.; Aller, M. F.; Arkharov, A. A.; Bach, U.; Berdyugin, A.; Blinov, D. A.; Böttcher, M.; Buemi, C. S.; Calcidese, P.; Carosati, D.; Casas, R.; Chen, W.-P.; Coloma, J.; Diltz, C.; di Paola, A.; Dolci, M.; Efimova, N. V.; Forné, E.; Gómez, J. L.; Gurwell, M. A.; Hakola, A.; Hovatta, T.; Hsiao, H. Y.; Jordan, B.; Jorstad, S. G.; Koptelova, E.; Kurtanidze, S. O.; Lähteenmäki, A.; Larionova, E. G.; Leto, P.; Lindfors, E.; Ligustri, R.; Marscher, A. P.; Morozova, D. A.; Nikolashvili, M. G.; Nilsson, K.; Ros, J. A.; Roustazadeh, P.; Sadun, A. C.; Sillanpää, A.; Sainio, J.; Takalo, L. O.; Tornikoski, M.; Trigilio, C.; Troitsky, I. S.; Umana, G.

    2010-12-01

    Aims: In a previous study we suggested that the broad-band emission and variability properties of BL Lacertae can be accounted for by a double synchrotron emission component with related inverse-Compton emission from the jet, plus thermal radiation from the accretion disc. Here we investigate the matter with further data extending over a wider energy range. Methods: The GLAST-AGILE Support Program (GASP) of the whole earth blazar telescope (WEBT) monitored BL Lacertae in 2008-2009 at radio, near-IR, and optical frequencies to follow its flux behaviour. During this period, high-energy observations were performed by XMM-Newton, Swift, and Fermi. We analyse these data with particular attention to the calibration of Swift UV data, and apply a helical jet model to interpret the source broad-band variability. Results: The GASP-WEBT observations show an optical flare in 2008 February-March, and oscillations of several tenths of mag on a few-day time scale afterwards. The radio flux is only mildly variable. The UV data from both XMM-Newton and Swift seem to confirm a UV excess that is likely caused by thermal emission from the accretion disc. The X-ray data from XMM-Newton indicate a strongly concave spectrum, as well as moderate (~4-7%) flux variability on an hour time scale. The Swift X-ray data reveal fast (interday) flux changes, not correlated with those observed at lower energies. We compare the spectral energy distribution (SED) corresponding to the 2008 low-brightness state, which was characterised by a synchrotron dominance, to the 1997 outburst state, where the inverse-Compton emission was prevailing. A fit with an inhomogeneous helical jet model suggests that two synchrotron components are at work with their self inverse-Compton emission. Most likely, they represent the radiation from two distinct emitting regions in the jet. We show that the difference between the source SEDs in 2008 and 1997 can be explained in terms of pure geometrical variations. The

  14. Ambient air quality effects of the 2008-2009 Halema`uma`u eruption on the Island of Hawai`i

    Elias, T.; Sutton, A. J.; Kauahikaua, J. P.; Ray, J. D.; Babb, J. L.

    2009-12-01

    downwind of the vent. Two recent health studies on the Island of Hawaii conducted prior to the 2008-2009 activity noted increased upper respiratory symptom prevalence in areas of persistent volcanic pollution. The current activity and exposure provides further opportunity to examine thresholds of human response. Local emergency response agencies were pressured to act quickly to address the air quality hazards. A variety of initial approaches led to an official policy of “shelter-in-place” during extreme air quality events. To date, interagency mitigation efforts have included providing Web-available near-real-time SO2 and PM data, developing an SO2 alert index, public education, supplying community fire stations and schools with SO2 monitoring equipment, surveying water quality in home-based drinking water catchment tanks, exploring forecast models, and working to install air handling systems for affected hospitals. While volcanic pollution has been an ongoing issue on the Island since the ERZ eruption became continuous in 1986, the current summit eruption has posed new challenges to Hawai`i residents, who must adapt to living with an active volcano.

  15. Standing out

    Ruiz Muñoz De León, Jose Manuel

    2014-01-01

    Standing Out is a documentary about sports commonly called urbans. Many of these were born in the street, some by necessity and others for fun. As these sports have grown and have won a lot of follower the last years, have begun to appear some competitions. But it is a competition to what an athlete should aspire? Many followers of these sports have continued to believe that the most important thing is to enjoy. the sport without other purpose than to fun. Standing Out is a documentary abo...

  16. Prevalência de atividade física no lazer e fatores associados: estudo de base populacional em São Paulo, Brasil, 2008-2009 Prevalencia de actividad física durante el tiempo libre y factores asociados: estudio de base poblacional en São Paulo, Brasil, 2008-2009 Prevalence of leisure-time physical activity and associated factors: a population-based study in São Paulo, Brazil, 2008-2009

    Clóvis Arlindo de Sousa

    2013-02-01

    en el ocio. Los hallazgos de este trabajo apuntan la importancia de incentivar la actividad física en el ocio, asociada al sexo masculino, mayor renta, edades más jóvenes entre 12 y 29 años, no fumar e informar no sentirse cansado(a frecuentemente.The purpose of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of self-reported leisure-time physical activity and related factors in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, 2008-2009. A population- based cross-sectional study interviewed 2,691 individuals of both sexes, 12 years or older. A two-stage cluster (census tract, household random sample provided data using home interviews in 2008 and 2009. Leisure-time physical activity was measured with IPAQ, long version. Complex sample-adjusted descriptive statistics provided prevalence estimates, chi-square tests screened associations, and prevalence ratios (PR expressed effects. Multiple Poisson regression was used to ascertain adjusted effects, and design effects were calculated. Of the interviewees, 16.4% (95%CI: 14.3-18.7 reported leisure-time physical activity. The findings indicate the importance of encouraging leisure-time physical activity, which was associated with male sex, higher income, younger age (12 to 29 years, not smoking, and not reporting frequent fatigue.

  17. Standing concertation commmittee

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    MEETINGS ON 2 AND 9 DECEMBER 2008 The main items discussed at the meetings of the Standing Concertation Committee on 2 and 9 December 2008 included: Medical Service Report 2007 The Committee took note of the report by Dr. E. Reymond (see http://sc-me.web.cern.ch/sc-me/fr/indexFR.htm) and of a number of points raised during the discussion. It was noted that the number of professional accidents declined in 2007 (361 accidents) in comparison with 2006 (483), as well as their gravity and frequency. The CERN Medical Service carried out a study on cancer prevalence (number of cases) and incidence (new cases per year per 100000 people), between 1993 and 2007, which identified some prostate, breast and colorectal cancers, though less than in the two Host States. Specific preventive actions will be promoted by the CERN CHISboard and the Medical Service in this context as well as in other areas. The committee expressed its thanks to all members of the Medical Service for their work i...

  18. Standing Concertation Commmittee

    HR Department

    2007-01-01

    Ordinary meeting on 27 February 2007 The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 27 February 2007 included: Saved Leave Scheme (SLS): It was announced that a Management/Staff Association working group had been set up to discuss the Saved Leave Scheme (SLS): Members: M. Büttner, E. Chiaveri (chair), Ph. Defert, D. Klem, M. Vitasse, J.-M. Saint-Viteux. It was noted that the Staff Association was launching a questionnaire on SLS and distributed to all members of the personnel. Merit Recognition Guidelines : in the context of the new Merit Appraisal and Recognition Scheme (MARS), the committee took note of the CERN-wide 2007 Merit Recognition Guidelines, including the Frequently Asked Questions on HR Department's dedicated website. Information on CERN's medium and long-term plans (MTP-LTP)/Contract renewals/ External mobility The Committee took note of the information provided on CERN's MTP-LTP and of documentation distributed at the meeting by the Staff Associatio...

  19. Konkurencyjność polskiej gospodarki w świetle raportów The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010 oraz The Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009

    Kuczera, Karol

    2010-01-01

    Artykuł akcentuje zależność między konkurencyjnością gospodarki a zaawansowaniem wykorzystania technologii informacyjnych. Odnosi się do wyników The Global Competitiveness Report 2009–2010 oraz The Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009 prezentowanych przez Światowe Forum Gospodarcze. Dokonana analiza prowadzi do wskazania czynników, które mogą stać się katalizatorami rozwoju i umacniania się pozycji Polski w regionie i na Świecie.

  20. Análisis de los ítems de las evaluaciones autonómicas de diagnóstico en España: 2008-2009

    Rosa M. Caraballo; Rico, Luis; Lupiáñez, José Luis

    2011-01-01

    Este estudio se centra sobre las características, y su adecuación al modelo de competencias establecido por el estudio PISA de la OECD y por el Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia en España, de los ítems para la evaluación de diagnóstico en competencia matemática de los estudiantes de 2o de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, elaborados por las Comunidades Autónomas españolas en el curso académico 2008-2009.

  1. La financiación al comercio exterior tras la crisis financiera de 2008-2009 en la República Dominicana y sus efectos sobre el comercio exterior dominicano

    Rosalía Calvo Clúa

    2014-01-01

    Numerosos analistas de la crisis financiera del 2008-2009 sostienen que una parte del deterioro del comercio mundial sufrido en el período señalado fue debido a problemas de la financiación al comercio. Todos los países en mayor o en menor medida fueron afectados. Para el caso de la República Dominicana la singular inserción del país al entorno financiero internacional condicionó los efectos de la crisis financiera internacional sobre los flujos de comercio del país. Con una estructura produc...

  2. Porovnání měnové krize v ČR l997/l998 a finanční krize v USA 2008/2009

    Bolehovský, Petr

    2009-01-01

    This bachelors work compares the crisis in Czech republic in years 1997/1998 and crisis in USA in years 2008/2009. It firstly focuses on theoretical concept of financial markets and monetary policy. Then it describes Taylor rule, political cycle and money aggregates. Next chapter focuses on the causes of crisis in Czech republic and on factors that to started and prolonged this crisis. Next chapter focuses on the causes of crisis in USA and on factors that started and prolonged this crisis. T...

  3. Guía didáctica para el aprendizaje de los diez medicamentos homeopáticos prescritos con mayor frecuencia en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia en la consulta docente de adultos 2008, 2009 y 2010

    Reyes Cáceres, Edward Gonzalo

    2015-01-01

    El presente trabajo de grado, se elaboró bajo la modalidad de producto para la docencia y pedagogía y su finalidad fue la creación de una guía didáctica para el aprendizaje de los diez medicamentos homeopáticos prescritos con mayor frecuencia en la consulta docente asistencial de adultos, de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia durante los años 2008, 2009 y 2010. Esta ayuda pedagógica será de gran utilidad para aquellos estudiantes y docentes, integrados en el proceso de formación de la Ma...

  4. DROUGHT EFFECT ON ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY OF SOYBEAN PRODUCTION IN THE WEST OF PARANÁ STATE, BRAZIL: A CASE STUDY OF THE 2008/2009 CROP EFEITO DA ESTIAGEM NA VIABILIDADE ECONÔMICA DA PRODUÇÃO DE SOJA NO OESTE DO PARANÁ: UM ESTUDO DE CASO DA SAFRA 2008/2009

    Marcelo Hiroshi Hirakuri

    2010-05-01

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    Soybean is one of the most worldwide produced and exported agricultural commodities. Brazil is among the major producers and exporters of that grain, with distinction to the States of Mato Grosso, Paraná, and Rio Grande do Sul. Estimates of costs and benefits of particular agricultural activities are essential tools for short-term decision making, because they allow a glimpse of the current context and an evaluation of the economic viability of various types of agricultural activities. Due to the instability of the commodities market, in order to maximize the economic and financial performance, it is necessary to manage efficiently the farming and cattle raising business, which has as its fundamental principles to minimize costs, optimize the use of productive space, and increase productivity levels. Through information obtained from local institutions, during the 2008/2009 crop, costs and benefits of the soybean production were estimated in the city of Cafelândia, Paraná State, Brazil, which allowed evaluating the economic viability of the no-tillage system for conventional and transgenic cultivars, under drought conditions. The results showed that loss of productivity could affect farmers’ income, causing even economic damages.

    KEY-WORDS: Glycine max; climate variability

  5. Fatores associados à adequação do cuidado pré-natal e à assistência ao parto em São Tomé e Príncipe, 2008-2009

    Patrícia Alexandra da Graça Dantas dos Reis; Claudia Cristina de Aguiar Pereira; Iuri da Costa Leite; Mariza Miranda Theme Filha

    2015-01-01

    Neste artigo, foram identificados fatores sociodemográficos associados com o cuidado pré-natal e com a assistência ao parto em São Tomé e Príncipe. A amostra foi composta por 1.326 nascidos vivos de mulheres de 15 a 49 anos que participaram do Inquérito Demográfico e Sanitário de São Tomé e Príncipe, 2008-2009. Foram utilizados modelos de regressão logística e multinomial multiníveis. A adequação global do cuidado pré-natal foi de 26% e da assistência ao parto de 7% quando realizado por médic...

  6. The Running Status of Measles Laboratory Network of Guizhou Province in 2008-2009%贵州省2008~2009年麻疹实验室网络运转情况分析

    唐小敏; 张丽; 任刚; 吴升伟; 戴丽芳; 叶绪芳

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the running status of Guizhou provincial measles laboratory network. Methods To analyze surveillance results of measles laboratory network during 2008-2009.Results ① Serologic surveillance: 4138 suspected measles cases were reported during 2008-2009, and 3814 measles sera samples were collected. The collection rate was 92.9%, and the rate of sample sending in time was 89.2%, and rate of laboratory diagnosis of measles eases was 86.2%. 1278 sample measles IgM were positive and the positive rate was 33.5 %, 980 samples rubella IgM were positive and the positive rate was 25.7%. 14 outbreaks were laboratory diagnosed as measles. ② Virologic surveillance: 7 strains of measles virus were successfully isolated from 42 throat swabs and urine samples in 2008-2009, all were certified as H1a genotype. ③ Laboratory quality control: Guizhou provincial measles laboratory passed the proficiency test and on-site review, and the provincial measles laboratory passed the sera samples recheck by National laboratory for measles during 2008 to 2009. qe municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) measles laboratory passed the sera proficiency test by the provincial measles laboratory (got full scores). The confirmation rate was 96.8% in the 472 sera samples sent by the municipal CDC measles laboratory. Conclusion The running status of Measles Laboratory Network of Guizhou province was good, which provided the technical support for suspected measles cases of the laboratory diagnosis and epidemiological surveillance.%目的 评价贵州省麻疹实验室网络(Measles Laboratory Network,MLN)的运转情况.方法 对贵州省2008~2009年MLN的各项监测数据进行分析.结果 ①血清学监测:2008~2009年共报告疑似麻疹4138例,采集血清标本3814份,标本采集率为92.2%,及时送检率89.2%,实验室诊断病例占86.2%.其中麻疹IgM抗体阳性1278份,阳性率为33.5%;风疹IGM抗体阳性980份,阳性率为25

  7. Caracterización de la preparación de la asignatura Clínica III. Policlínico facultad “José Maceo”, curso 2008-2009

    Nilvia Norma Agüero Batista

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de investigación en el campo de la educación de pregrado, particularmente en el Nuevo Programa de Formación de Médicos, para caracterizar la Preparación de la Asignatura Clínica III, en el Policlínico Facultad “José Maceo Grajales” del Polo Formativo Ciudad de la Habana, en el curso académico 2008-2009. El universo de estudio fueron los 19 profesores, que están involucrados en el proceso docente. Se utilizaron métodos teóricos para el análisis y la contrastación de criterios a partir de la literatura revisada. Como métodos empíricos se utilizaron: la encuesta a profesores, entrevista a informantes clave. Se identificaron algunas variables generales y predominaron las edades jóvenes, el sexo femenino, la poca experiencia docente y la categoría docente de instructor. Se describió el desarrollo de las preparaciones semanales de la asignatura Clínica III, no encontrándose dificultades en los aspectos generales, pero se evidenciaron deficiencias en los distintos componentes no personales del Proceso Enseñanza Aprendizaje, que demuestran la necesidad de capacitación de los profesores en estos aspectos.

  8. Continuidades y cambios en las relaciones de Colombia con sus países vecinos: 2008-2009, año crítico con Ecuador y Venezuela

    Martha Ardila

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo hace un balance de las principales características que inciden en los nuevos matices de la inserción de Colombia a nivel vecinal, principalmente con Ecuador y Venezuela, entre los años 2008-2009. Se trata de demostrar que son varios los cambios -y también continuidades- que tienden a aislar a Colombia del escenario regional. Los temas "intermésticos" de la agenda, la política exterior colombiana como instrumento de la política doméstica, la relación con Estados Unidos y sus efectos en la subregión, la ideologización y securitización de la agenda exterior colombiana frente a sus vecinos, la inserción negativa internacional como "país problema", las repercusiones de la regionalización del con- flicto interno, el liderazgo del Ministerio de Defensa en temas de seguridad y la diplomacia paralela; son las tendencias que se studiarán para llegar a proponer escenarios de inserción regional de Colombia como tema prioritario del próximo gobierno.

  9. Profile of patients submitted to gastroplasty in the university hospital of Maringá - Paraná State during 2008-2009 - doi: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v35i2.12019

    Kazuyuki Hashimoto

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the profile of patients submitted to gastroplasty in the University Hospital of Maringá during 2008-2009. Clinical charts were analyzed to obtain clinical and laboratory data of all patients with morbid obesity submitted to gastroplasty. During the study period, 28 surgeries were performed, 57% of the patients lived in Maringá, 82% female, 40 years average age, with mean body mass index (BMI of 46.7kg m-2. It was verified that 39% of the patients maintained an usual non-hypocaloric diet, 25% had quoted dietary reeducation, 36% were sedentary, and 29% practiced some physical activity, and remaining 1/3 of patients presented no data about lifestyle. Regarding associated pathologies, 79% were hypertensive, and 71% of patients presented fasting glucose above 100 mg dL-1, but only 12 of them had diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The hospital stay length was 4 days for 89% of the patients, and 11% had surgery complications. In this group of subjects, there was a clear preponderance of females and high prevalence of other pathologies. Identifying the profile of obese patients contributes to more effective decision-making and emphasizes the crucial role of multidisciplinary approach to health promotion and prevention of early and late complications of morbid obesity and gastroplasty.

  10. El desigual impacto de la crisis económica de 2008-2009 en los mercados de trabajo de las regiones de México: la frontera norte frente a la región sur

    Jorge López Arévalo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La crisis económica de 2008-2009 afectó al mercado laboral mexicano en términos de cantidad, distribución por sectores y calidad de los empleos. En este artículo se estudian estos cambios desde una perspectiva regional, entendiendo que las áreas del país más vin - culadas a los mercados internacionales padecieron las consecuencias de la crisis de mane - ras y con intensidades distintas a las regiones más aisladas. Mediante el ajuste de modelos ARIMA se demuestra que las entidades de la región sur crearon puestos de trabajo durante la crisis, la mayor parte de ellos en condiciones precarias, pero sin destrucción de empleo formal. Lo contrario ocurrió en la frontera norte, donde la industria manufacturera, la rama más ligada al comercio internacional, soportó la mayor parte del ajuste en términos de em - pleo. El sector terciario y, especialmente, el primario actuaron a modo de refugio tanto en el sur como en el norte del país. Derechos Reservados © 2015 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Contaduría y Administración. Este es un artículo de acceso abierto distribuido bajo los términos de la Licencia Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

  11. Recent advances in mechatronics. 2008-2009

    Brezina, Tomas [Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic). Inst. of Automation and Computer Science; Jablonski, Ryszard (eds.) [Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland). Inst. of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering

    2009-07-01

    Mechatronics is a synergic discipline integrating precise mechanics, electrotechnics, electronics and IT technologies. The main goal of mechatronical approach to design of complex products is to achieve new quality of their utility value at reasonable price. Successful accomplishment of this task would not be possible without application of advanced software and hardware tools for simulation of design, technologies and production control and also for simulation of behavior of these products in order to provide the highest possible level of spatial and functional integration of the final product. This book brings a review of the current state of the art in mechatronics, as presented at the 8{sup th} International Conference Mechatronics 2009, organized by the Brno Technical University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Republic. The specific topics of the conference are Modelling and Simulation, Metrology and Diagnostics, Sensorics and Photonics, Control and Robotics, MEMS Design and Mechatronic Products, Production Machines and Biomechanics. The selected contributions provide an insight into the current development of these scientific disciplines, present the new results of research and development and indicate the trends of development in the interdisciplinary field of mechatronic systems. Therefore, the book provides the latest and helpful information both for the R and D specialists and for the designers working in mechatronics and related fields. (orig.)

  12. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 9-10 February 2009 Monday 9 February 2009 11:00-12:00, 16:00-17:00. Tuesday 10 February 2009 11:00-12:00, 14:00-15:00. Council Chamber, Bldg 503-1-001 Understanding Cross Sections at the LHC Dr. Stephen MRENNA / Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA My lectures will focus on the theoretical and phenomenological tools that will be needed to understand the Standard Model at the LHC. Emphasis will be placed on parton shower event generators and the methodology for tuning them to data. 5-6 March 2009 Thursday, 5 March 2009: 11:00-12:00, 14:00-15:00 Main Auditorium, Bldg. 500-1-001 Friday, 6 March 2009: 10:00-12:00, Main Auditorium, Bldg. 500-1-001 Recent developments at 3rd generation storage ring light sources Jean-Marc FILHOL, Deputy Director-General SOLEIL, France Over the last decade, many 3rd generation storage ring light sources have been built and put into operation. Progressively, significant improvements have been brought to the machine performances and experiences developed at...

  13. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 5-6 March 2009 Thursday, 5 March 2009: 11:00-12:00, 14:00-15:00 Main Auditorium, Bldg. 500-1-001 Friday, 6 March 2009: 10:00-12:00, Main Auditorium, Bldg. 500-1-001 Recent developments at 3rd generation storage ring light sources Jean-Marc FILHOL, Deputy Director-General SOLEIL, France Over the last decade, many 3rd generation storage ring light sources have been built and put into operation. Progressively, significant improvements have been brought to the machine performances and experiences developed at the first facilities have benefited to the most recently built ones. Most of the recent facilities are now featuring small emittances, high current together with high position stability. The small sizes of the electron beam at the source points impose achieving position stabilities in the sub micron range. The technology to build the insertion devices that produce the photon beams has reached a very mature state and enables 3 GeV medium energy /medium size machines to produce high brillian...

  14. Ukrainian sociological review : 2008-2009

    2012-01-01

    'Ukrainian Sociological Review' is a special publication that includes selected papers from the academic journal 'Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing' established by the Institute of Sociology, National Academy of Sciences, in 1997. Table of contents: Natalia Kostenko, Sergiy Makeyev: Place and Time of Sociology; John Highley, Jan Pakulski: Elite and Leadership Change in Liberal Democracies; Yevgen Golovakha, Andriy Gorbachyk, Tetiana Liubyva, Natalia Panina, Viktoria Sereda, Ksenia Ursulen...

  15. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 20, 21, 22 April 2009 11:00-12:00 - TH Auditorium, Bldg. 4-3-006 The Use of Radiation Detectors in Medecine: The Future of Molecular Imaging and Multimodality Imaging Prof. Alberto Del Guerra / Dep. of Physics "E. Fermi", Univ. of Pise and INFN, Italy The development of radiation detectors in the field of nuclear and particle physics has had a terrific impact in medical imaging since this latter discipline took off in the late 70s with the invention of the CT scanners. The massive use in high energy physics of position-sensitive gas detectors, of high Z and high density scintillators coupled to Photomultiplier (PMT) and Position Sensitive Photomultipliers (PSPMT), and of solid state detectors has triggered during the last 30 years a series of novel applications in Medical Imaging with ionizing radiation. The accelerated scientific progression in genetics and molecular biology has finally generated what is now called Molecular Imaging. This field of research presents addition...

  16. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 26-27-28 January 2009 11:00-12:00, Main Auditorium, Bldg 500-1-001 Electroweak symmetry breaking: to Higgs or not to Higgs Christophe Grojean / CERN-PH-TH How do elementary particles acquire their mass? What makes the photon different from the Z boson? In a word: How is electroweak symmetry broken? This is one of the pressing questions in particle physics that the LHC will answer soon. The aim of this lecture is, after briefly introducing SM physics and the conventional Higgs mechanism, to give a survey of recent attempts to go beyond a simple elementary Higgs. In particular, I will describe composite models (where the Higgs boson emerges from a strongly-interacting sector) and Higsless models. Distinctive signatures at the LHC are expected and will reveal the true nature of the electroweak symmetry sector. 2-5 February 2009 11:00-12:00, Main Auditorium, Bldg 500-1-001 Statistical Techniques for Particle Physics Kyle Cranmer / CERN-PH This series will con...

  17. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 21-22-23 January 2009 11:00-12:00 hrs., Main Auditorium, Bldg 500-1-001 The Opposite Ends of Supersymmetry and their Implications for the LHC James WELLS / CERN-TH There have been many predictions for the mass patterns of superpartners. In these lectures I discuss two interesting opposite-end approaches to supersymmetry breaking that determine the superpartner masses: zero scalar mass supersymmetry (no scale, gaugino mediation, etc.) and heavy scalar mass supersymmetry (split susy, PeV-scale susy, etc.). We will step through the theory motivations for each scenario, and detail the rich phenomena that each implies for LHC discovery. 26-27-28 January 2009 11:00-12:00 hrs., Main Auditorium, Bldg 500-1-001 Electroweak symmetry breaking: to Higgs or not to Higgs Christophe Grojean / CERN-PH-TH How do elementary particles acquire their mass? What makes the photon different from the Z boson? In a word: How is electroweak symmetry broken? This is one of the pressing...

  18. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 23, 24 , 25 February 2009 11:00-12:00 - Main Auditorium, Bldg. 500-1-001 String Theory for Pedestrians Prof. Constantin Bachas / École normale supérieure, Paris, France This is a rapid non-technical course on string theory. Lecture 1 is an introduction to the basics of the subject: classical and quantum strings, D(irichlet) branes and string-string dualities. In lecture 2 I will discuss string unification of the fundamental forces, covering both its successes and failures. Finally in lecture 3 I will review string models of black hole microstates, the holographic gauge/gravity duality and, if time permits, potential applications to the physics of the strong interactions.. 5-6 March 2009 Thursday, 5 March 2009: 11:00-12:00, 14:00-15:00, Main Auditorium, Bldg. 500-1-001. Friday, 6 March 2009: 10:00-12:00, Main Auditorium, Bldg. 500-1-001 Recent developments at 3rd generation storage ring light sources Jean-Marc FILHOL, Deputy Director-General SOLEIL, France Over the last decade, many 3rd ge...

  19. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    LECTURE SERIE 21-22-23 January 2009 11:00-12:00 hrs., Main Auditorium, Bldg 500-1-001 The Opposite Ends of Supersymmetry and their Implications for the LHC James WELLS / CERN-TH There have been many predictions for the mass patterns of superpartners. In these lectures I discuss two interesting opposite-end approaches to supersymmetry breaking that determine the superpartner masses: zero scalar mass supersymmetry (no scale, gaugino mediation, etc.) and heavy scalar mass supersymmetry (split susy, PeV-scale susy, etc.). We will step through the theory motivations for each scenario, and detail the rich phenomena that each implies for LHC discovery. 26-27-28 January 2009 11:00-12:00 hrs., Main Auditorium, Bldg 500-1-001 Electroweak symmetry breaking: to Higgs or not to Higgs Christophe Grojean / CERN-PH-TH How do elementary particles acquire their mass? What is making the photon different from the Z boson? In a word: How is electroweak symmetry broken? This is one of the pressing questions in particle phys...

  20. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 20, 21, 22 April 2009 11:00-12:00 - TH Auditorium, Bldg. 4-3-006 The Use of Radiation Detectors in Medecine: The Future of Molecular Imaging and Multimodality Imaging Prof. Alberto Del Guerra / Dep. of Physics "E. Fermi", Univ. of Pise and INFN, Italy The development of radiation detectors in the field of nuclear and particle physics has had a terrific impact in medical imaging since this latter discipline took off in the late 70s with the invention of the CT scanners. The massive use in high energy physics of position-sensitive gas detectors, of high Z and high density scintillators coupled to Photomultiplier (PMT) and Position Sensitive Photomultipliers (PSPMT), and of solid state detectors has triggered during the last 30 years a series of novel applications in Medical Imaging with ionizing radiation. The accelerated scientific progression in genetics and molecular biology has finally generated what is now called Molecular Imaging. This field of research p...

  1. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 8, 9, 10 11 & 12 June 2009 11:00-12:00 - Main Auditorium, Bldg. 500 Scenarios and Technological Challenges for a LHC Luminosity Upgrade: Introduction to the LHC Upgrade Program and Summary of Physics Motivations After a general introduction to the motivations for a LHC upgrade, the lectures will discuss the beam dynamics and technological challenges of the increase of the LHC luminosity, and the possible scenarios. Items such as a stronger final focus with larger aperture magnets, crab cavities, electron cloud issues, beam-beam interaction, machine protection and collimation will be discussed.Monday 8 June 2009 Introduction to the LHC upgrade program - L. Evans Summary of Physics Motivations - M. Mangano Tuesday 9 June 2009 The Dectector Upgrade and the Requirements on the Upgrade Scenarios - M. Nessi Wednesday 10 June 2009 Scenarios for the LHC Luminosity Upgrade - F. Zimmermann Thursday 11 June 2009 Main Accelerator Science Challenges: Magnet Technolog...

  2. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 8, 9, 10 11 & 12 June 2009 11:00-12:00 - BE Auditorium Meyrin, Bldg. 6-2-024 Scenarios and Technological Challenges for a LHC Luminosity Upgrade: Introduction to the LHC Upgrade Program and Summary of Physics Motivations Lyn Evans / DG Projects Office, Michelangelo Mangano / PH Department After a general introduction to the motivations for a LHC upgrade, the lectures will discuss the beam dynamics and technological challenges of the increase of the LHC luminosity, and the possible scenarios. Items such as a stronger final focus with larger aperture magnets, crab cavities, electron cloud issues, beam-beam interaction, machine protection and collimation will be discussed.

  3. CERN Academic Training Programme 2008/2009

    HR Department

    2009-01-01

    LECTURE SERIES 12, 13, 14 & 15 May 2009 11:00-12:00 - TH Auditorium, Bldg. 4-3-006 Neutrino Physics Prof. Carlo GIUNTI / Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare, Torino, Italy The general theory of neutrino masses and mixing is introduced. The theory of neutrino oscillations in vacuum and in matter is reviewed, with discussion of the most important general phenomenological aspects. Topics: - Dirac Neutrino Masses Higgs Mechanism in the Standard Model Three-Generation Neutrino Masses and Mixing - Majorana Neutrino Masses Two-Component Theory of a Massless Neutrino Majorana Mass Mixing of Three Majorana Neutrinos - Dirac-Majorana Mass One Generation See-Saw Mechanism Three-Generation Mixing - Neutrino Oscillations in Vacuum General Theory Two-Neutrino Mixing and Oscillations - Neutrino Oscillations in Matte Effective Potentials in Matter MSW Effect (Resonant Transitions in Matter) Phenomenology of Solar Neutrinos

  4. Standing Tall: The Benefits of Standing Devices

    Warner, Mark P.

    2007-01-01

    In the author's opinion as a pediatric physical therapist, with the exception of a wheelchair, there is no other piece of assistive technology that is more beneficial to children and adults with special needs than a standing device. Postural symmetry during standing and walking activities is extremely important for everyone. Very few children…

  5. Progress report on the regulatory cooperation program between the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority and the Federal Medical Biological Agency of Russia. Final report of projects and other activities completed in 2008-2009 and plans for 2010-2011

    Roudak, S. F.; Sneve, M. K.; Kiselev, M.; Shandala, N. K.

    2011-06-15

    This report sets out the progress made in the projects and related activities carried out in the period 2008 - 2009 within the Regulatory Cooperation Program between the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority and the Federal Medical Biological Agency of Russia. The progress described follows directly from previous work carried out within the Regulatory Cooperation Program, as set out in earlier NRPA reports and in accordance with the Norwegian Government's Plan of Action to improve nuclear and radiation safety in Northwest Russia. The work was carried out by specialists of the Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Centre, with support from other Russian organisations and specialists as well as experts from the NRPA. Five main projects are described, each of which has contributed to the improvement of regulatory supervision by the FMBA over the sites operated by SevRAO in the Northwest of Russia, including the Sites for Temporary Storage at Andreyev Bay and Gremikha, and the Regional Centre for Waste Conditioning and Long-term Storage at Saida Bay. The main activities of interest include recovery and secure the safe condition of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste from inadequate storage facilities and ensuring their continued future safe storage. The topics covered by these projects include: Control of Occupational Exposure and Optimisation During Hazardous Operations through the Development of Databases on Radiation Situation and Individual Occupational Exposure (DOSEMAP). The software for a mapping database of radiation situation parameters at SevRAO Facilities has been developed. A computer scheme of workshops in new Complex facilities for the spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management, the design of which is already available, has been developed. The software for the database on individual doses to the SevRAO workers has also been developed. Two draft guidance documents have been prepared: 'Application of the database on the radiation

  6. Fatores associados à adequação do cuidado pré-natal e à assistência ao parto em São Tomé e Príncipe, 2008-2009

    Patrícia Alexandra da Graça Dantas dos Reis

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, foram identificados fatores sociodemográficos associados com o cuidado pré-natal e com a assistência ao parto em São Tomé e Príncipe. A amostra foi composta por 1.326 nascidos vivos de mulheres de 15 a 49 anos que participaram do Inquérito Demográfico e Sanitário de São Tomé e Príncipe, 2008-2009. Foram utilizados modelos de regressão logística e multinomial multiníveis. A adequação global do cuidado pré-natal foi de 26% e da assistência ao parto de 7% quando realizado por médicos e de 76% quando realizado por enfermeiras/auxiliares. Os fatores associados ao pré-natal e à assistência ao parto adequados foram: ordem de nascimento, educação materna e o índice de bem-estar econômico. O local de residência se mostrou fator importante apenas em relação à assistência ao parto. Observou-se que os efeitos aleatórios referentes às áreas onde as mulheres residem exerceram impacto importante sobre a chance de realizar pré-natal adequado e parto com profissionais capacitados. A importância dos fatores socioeconômicos aponta para a elaboração de ações que visem reduzir a desigualdade social em São Tomé e Príncipe.

  7. A prospective study on the incidence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato infection after a tick bite in Sweden and on the Åland Islands, Finland (2008-2009).

    Wilhelmsson, Peter; Fryland, Linda; Lindblom, Pontus; Sjöwall, Johanna; Ahlm, Clas; Berglund, Johan; Haglund, Mats; Henningsson, Anna J; Nolskog, Peter; Nordberg, Marika; Nyberg, Clara; Ornstein, Katharina; Nyman, Dag; Ekerfelt, Christina; Forsberg, Pia; Lindgren, Per-Eric

    2016-02-01

    Lyme borreliosis (LB) is a common and increasing tick-borne disease in Europe. The risk of acquiring a Borrelia infection after a tick bite is not fully known. Therefore, we investigated the incidence of Borrelia infection after a bite by a Borrelia-infected tick and if the Borrelia load and/or the duration of tick-feeding influenced the risk of infection. During 2008-2009, ticks and blood samples were collected from 1546 tick-bitten persons from Sweden and the Åland Islands, Finland. Follow-up blood samples were taken 3 months after the tick bite. The duration of tick feeding was microscopically estimated and Borrelia was detected and quantified in ticks by real-time PCR. Anti-Borrelia antibodies were detected in sera using ELISA tests and immunoblot. Five percent (78/1546) of the study participants developed Borrelia infection (LB diagnosis and/or seroconversion) after a tick bite (45% bitten by Borrelia-infected ticks and 55% bitten by uninfected ticks). Of these, 33 developed LB (whereof 9 also seroconverted) while 45 participants seroconverted only. Experience of non-specific symptoms was more frequently reported by Borrelia-infected participants compared to uninfected participants. All who seroconverted removed "their" ticks significantly later than those who did not. The Borrelia load in the ticks did not explain the risk of seroconversion. Regional and sex differences in the Borrelia seroprevalence were found. The risk of developing a Borrelia infection after a bite by a Borrelia-infected tick is small but increases with the duration of tick feeding. PMID:26341726

  8. Out-standing!

    Kural, René

    2013-01-01

    Out-standing concerns the Danish tennisplayer Leif Rovsing and his outstanding piece of architecture Danish Tennis Club in Hellerup.......Out-standing concerns the Danish tennisplayer Leif Rovsing and his outstanding piece of architecture Danish Tennis Club in Hellerup....

  9. Plasma Science Committee (PLSC)

    The Plasma Science Committee (PLSC) is a standing committee under the auspices of the Board on Physics and Astronomy, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications of the National Academy of Sciences--National Research Council. Plasma sciences represent a broad and diverse field. The PLSC has accepted the responsibility of monitoring the continuing development and assessing the general health of the field as whole. Although select advisory bodies have been created to address specific issues that affect plasma science, such as the Fusion Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC), the PLSC provides a focus for the plasma science community that is unique and essential. The membership of the PLSC is drawn from research laboratories in universities, industry, and government. Areas of expertise on the committee include accelerators and beams, space physics, astrophysics, computational physics and applied mathematics, fusion plasmas, fundamental experiments and theory, radiation sources, low temperature plasmas, and plasma-surface interactions. The PLSC is well prepared to respond to requests for studies on specific issues. This report discusses ion of the PLSC work

  10. Tuberculose nos imigrantes : análise comparativa entre os biénios 2000-2001 e 2008-2009 das características sóciodemográficas e clínicas dos casos de tuberculose em Portugal Continental

    Gomes, Rute

    2011-01-01

    RESUMO - Objectivos: Este estudo pretende caracterizar os casos de Tuberculose notificados em Portugal Continental, em função das suas características sociodemográficas e clínicas, aferir a sua evolução através da comparação dos biénios 2000/2001 e 2008/2009 e a possibilidade de existência de diferenças entre os casos de Tuberculose na população imigrante e não imigrante. Métodos: Foi desenvolvido um estudo descritivo de casos notificados nos biénios 2000/2001 (n= 9182) e 2008/2009 (n= 608...

  11. Committee on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences

    Lancaster, James [National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States)

    2015-06-30

    The Committee on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences (CAMOS) is a standing activity of the National Research Council (NRC) that operates under the auspices of the Board on Physics and Astronomy. CAMOS is one of five standing committees of the BPA that are charged with assisting it in achieving its goals—monitoring the health of physics and astronomy, identifying important new developments at the scientific forefronts, fostering interactions with other fields, strengthening connections to technology, facilitating effective service to the nation, and enhancing education in physics. CAMOS provides these capabilities for the atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) sciences.

  12. Improving efficiency of a regional stand alone bone bank.

    Warnock, Jonathan M; Rowan, Clare H; Davidson, Helen; Millar, Ciara; McAlinden, M Gavan

    2016-03-01

    The introduction of a stand-alone Bone Bank in our Regional Orthopaedic Hospital has improved the availability of femoral head allograft. Benninger et al. (Bone Joint J 96-B:1307-1311, 2014), demonstrated their institutions bank to be cost effective despite a 30 % discard rate for harvested allograft. We sought to audit our own discard rates and subsequent cost-effectiveness of our bone bank. Donor recruitment. Before approaching a potential donor, our establishment's nurse specialists review their clinical notes and biochemical laboratory results, available on a regional Electronic Care Records. They view femoral head architecture on radiographs against set criteria, Patient Archive and Communication system (SECTRA, Sweden). In total 1383 femoral heads were harvested, 247 were discarded giving an overall rate of 17.9 %. The most common reasons for discard of harvested graft was a positive microbiology/bacteriology result, n = 96 (38.9 %). After a rise in discard rates in 2007, we have steadily reduced our discard rates since 2006/2007 (28.2 %), 2008/2009 (17 %), 2010/2011 (14.8 %), and finally to 10.3 % in 2012/2013. In the current financial year, our cost to harvest, test, store and release a femoral head is £610. With a structured donor recruitment process and unique pre-operative radiographic analysis we have successfully reduced our discard rates bi-annually making our bone bank increasingly cost-effective. PMID:26138308

  13. Audit Committees

    2009-01-01

    We have produced this booklet to explain the role of audit committees as they can help to improve how an organisation is governed. In a company, an audit committee is a group of its directors whose main responsibilities are to: advise all directors about the quality of the company’s financial statements; work with the company’s external auditor; and examine the reports of the company’s internal auditor, if it employs one.

  14. Analysis of Anesthetic Drugs Application in the Internal Medicine Pharmacy of Our Hospital during 2008-2009%我院2008年和2009年内科药房麻醉药品应用分析

    韩毅音; 裴保香; 马培琴

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the anesthetic drugs application in the inpatients in the Internal Medicine Pharmacy of our hospital to offer reference for rational drug use. Methods To retrieve the related data from January to November, 2008-2009 from HIS of our hospital for statistically analyzing the drug name, specification, usage and dosage. Results There were totally 13 kinds of anesthetic drugs including 5 dosage forms. The top 5 places in total consumptions from January to November, 2008 were Romifentanil Hydrochloride for Injection, Sufantanil Citrate Injection, Fantanil Citrate Injection, Morphine Hydrochloride Injection and Pethidine Hydrochloride Injection. The top 5 places in total consumptions used from January to November, 2009 were Remifentanil Hydrochloride for Injection, Fentanyl Transdermal Patches, Fentanyl Citrate Injection, Sufentanil Citrate Injection and Oxycodone Hydrocloride Controlled Release Tablets. Conclusion Remifentanil Hydrochloride Injection is a new member in fentanyl category with quick action and efficacy quickly disappearing, which is widely used in the operative patients in our hospital. The application of anesthetic drugs in our hospital is basically rational but some problems exist. The medication supervision should be enhanced and the medication should be strictly abided the cancer pain three-ladder analgesic therapeutic principles.%目的 了解中国人民解放军总医院内科药房麻醉药品的应用情况,为合理用药提供参考.方法 调取该院2008年和2009年两年1月至11月医院信息系统中相关数据,统计药品名称、规格、用法用量等.结果 该院内科药房两年供应的麻醉药品有13个品种、5种剂型,2008年1月至11月DDDs排前5位的是注射用盐酸瑞芬太尼、枸橼酸舒芬太尼注射液、枸橼酸芬太尼注射液、盐酸吗啡注射液和盐酸哌替啶注射液,2009年1月至11月DDDs排前5位的是注射用盐酸瑞芬太尼、芬太尼透皮贴、枸橼酸芬

  15. 2008-2009年四川省登革热蚊媒监测结果分析%Analysis on the surveillance results of mosquito vectors of dengue fever from 2008 to 2009 in Sichuan province

    曹一鸥; 刘学成; 祝小平; 张佳珂; 钱薇萍; 栾荣生

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the distribution of mosquito vectors of dengue fever in Sichuan province for providing data for the prevention and control of the epidemic.Methods Surveillance on the vector of dengue fever, Aedes albopictus, was conducted all over the province from 2008 to 2009, with the dengue virus isolated and the density of mosquito vectors analyzed.Results Statistics showed that the container index (CI) of 19 surveillance sites was 24.05% with an adult Ae.albopictus density of 5.69 per person per hour.It was seen that waste tyres had a highest CI (48.77%), followed by some special places which had a CI and density of Ae.albopictus of 40.74% and 15.32 per person per hour, respectively.The peak CI appeared in July (30.60%),with the peak density of adult Ae.albopictus observed in August (7.94 per person per hour).It was found that the Ae.albopictus was the predominant species in most surveillance sites, with the composition ratio being between 26.88%-98.37%.There was a regional but not geographical location difference in the density ofAe.albopictus in the 19 surveillance points.No Ae.albopictus was found in the south of Ganzi prefecture.A sample of 4470 adult Ae.albopictus was collected in Longchang county, Neijiang city with no dengue viruses isolated from them.Conclusion There exists an extensive distribution of Ae.albopictus in the Szeehwan Basin.An epidemic outbreak may occur once there is a case of dengue fever in the area.So surveillance on dengue needs to be strengthened.%目的 调查四川省登革热媒介伊蚊的分布情况,为登革热的防治提供依据.方法 对全省2008-2009年登革热媒介伊蚊进行监测,分析蚊虫密度,分离登革热病毒.结果 19个监测点蚊幼虫的容器指数为24.05%,白纹伊蚊总密度为5.69只/人工小时.以废旧轮胎容器指数最高,为48.77%;特殊场所蚊幼虫容器指数和成蚊密度均较高,分别为40.74%和15.32只/人工小时;容器指数高峰在7月为30

  16. General report of the Insurance Study Committee

    This general report gives the main objectives which the Insurance Study Committee intends to follow, an overview of the work undertaken from 1985-1988 and some points that the Committee considers its duty to underline, propose or recommend in the field of risk management. It concludes with the report of the Group of Experts on Third Party Liability and Nuclear Insurance, set up in 1986 to study and prepare the position to be taken by UNIPEDE on nuclear third party liability matters at the Group of Governmental Experts on Nuclear Third Party Liability and at the IAEA Standing Committee on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

  17. Variable Attitude Test Stand

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Variable Attitude Test Stand designed and built for testing of the V-22 tilt rotor aircraft propulsion system, is used to evaluate the effect of aircraft flight...

  18. Forest Stand Age

    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — Source data for forest stand age were obtained from the USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) DataMart and were projected for future scenarios based on selected...

  19. ANALYSIS OF QUALITY OF RURAL DRINKING WATER IN YINCHUAN DURING 2008-2009%银川市2008~2009年农村饮用水水质检测结果分析

    边长缨; 刘晓青; 马宏岩

    2011-01-01

    [Objective] To understand the quality of rural drinking water in Yinchuan and protect safety of drinking water. To provide scientific basis for health supervision of rural drinking water. [Methods] According to the national water quality "Standard testing methods for drinking water" (GB/T5750-2006) to detect the rural drinking water in Yinchuan (3 districts, 2 counties, 1 city) from 2008 to 2009, results were analyzed from five different levels, and evaluated according to the "Drinking water health standards" (GB5749-2006). [Results] 532 water samples were detected. The qualified rate was 68.80%. It was 78.00%, 60.64% respectively in 2008, 2009, the difference was statistically significant (x2 = 18.61, P 0.05). The qualified rate of chlorinated water and peripheral water sample was respectively 70.69%, 67.33%, the difference was not statistically significant (x2 = 0.69, P> 0.05). The samples from deep well, shallow well and spring water were tested, the qualified rate was respectively 73.72%, 44.68% and 87.50%, the difference was significant (x2 = 31.63, P< 0.01). The qualified rate of samples in Xingqing, Jinfeng, Xixia, Helan, Yongning and Lingwu areas were 43.75%, 62.50%, 87.04%, 50.55%, 63.56% and 87.88%, the difference was significant (x2 = 71.42, P<0.01). [Conclusion] The quality of drinking water in rural areas is better, especially the deep well in Yinchuan city, but it need to be improved and perfected.%[目的]了解银川市农村生活饮用水水质卫生状况,保障人民饮水安全,为农村生活饮用水卫生监督管理提供科学依据.[方法]对银川市(3区2县1市)2008~2009年农村生活饮用水水质按照国家《生活饮用水标准检验方法》(GB/T5750-2006)检测的结果从5个不同层面进行分析,结果按照现行《生活饮用水卫生标准》(GB5749-2006)评价. [结果]共检测532份水样合格率为68.80%,2008、2009年合格率分别为78.00%、60.64%,差异有统计学意义(x2=18.61,P< 0.01);丰

  20. Advisory Committees.

    ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.

    This chapter of "The Best of the Best of ERIC," Volume 2, contains 14 summaries of documents and journal articles on citizen advisory committees, all of which are indexed in either "Resources in Education" or "Current Index to Journals in Education." The materials included deal with various aspects of this topic, such as the role of the school…

  1. Étude préliminaire sur les stucs trouvés dans le "Bâtiment à Péristyle" du quartier sud-ouest de Palmyre (PAL.M.A.I.S. - Fouilles 2008-2009 A preliminary study on the stuccos found in the "Peristyle Building" of Palmyra's south-west quarter (PAL.M.A.I.S. - Excavations 2008-2009

    Lilia Palmieri

    2011-03-01

    pièce du bâtiment - la pièce A - a été trouvé un ensemble des stucs muraux formant une frise décorée par un motif d'Anthemion. Les morceaux de stuc faisaient partie vraisemblablement du décor d'un édifice cossu gravement endommagé (ou détruit? avant le VI siècle après J.-C. et se sont révélés des éléments très importants pour la définition préliminaire de l'horizon chronologique de la première phase d'occupation de l'aire.

    Studi preliminari sugli stucchi rinvenuti nell' "Edificio con Peristilio" del quartiere sud-ovest di Palmira (Pal.M.A.I.S. - Scavi 2008-2009.

    La Missione congiunta italo

  2. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMMITTEE - ORDINARY MEETING ON 26 JUNE 2007

    HR Department

    2007-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 26 June 2007 included: Mutual Aid Fund The Committee took note of the annual report for 2006 by the Chairman of the Mutual Aid Fund and approved contributions to the Fund’s budget from the Management and the Staff Association and thanked the members of the Fund for their work. Administrative Circular No. 12 A (Rev. 1) - Education Fees The Committee agreed to recommend Administrative Circular No. 12 A entitled "Education Fees" to the Director-General for approval. The circular is applicable to staff, fellows and scientific associates recruited from 1st January 2007 and to staff who were recruited as Local Staff before that date. Further details of reimbursement of school fees will shortly be available in the form of Frequently Asked Questions on the HR Department website. Administrative Circular No. 31 (Rev. 1) - International Indemnity and Non-Resident Allowance The Committee agreed to reco...

  3. Standing Concertation Commmittee - Ordinary meeting on 27 March 2007

    HR Department

    2007-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 27 March 2007 included: Merit Recognition Guidelines In the context of the new Merit Appraisal and Recognition Scheme (MARS), the committee took note of the documents entitled 'MARS Guidelines 2007' and the 'Guidelines for Senior Staff Advancement 2007'. Follow-up of Finance Committee and Council meetings The Committee took note of the information provided by S. Lettow, the Director for Finance and Human Resources, including the possibility for a phased increase in Member State contributions from 2008. Registered partnerships It was agreed that staff members with registered partners should be reminded of the social cover available to their partners. Cover is limited to the CERN Health Insurance Scheme and partners may be covered by the Scheme only while the staff member is working. On the staff member's retirement or other change in status, or death, partners are no longer eligible for CHIS cover. Retirement semi...

  4. Standing Concertation Commmittee - Ordinary meeting on 27 March 2007

    HR Department

    2007-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 27 March 2007 included: Merit Recognition Guidelines : in the context of the new Merit Appraisal and Recognition Scheme (MARS), the committee took note of the documents entitled MARS Guidelines 2007 and the Guidelines for Senior Staff Advancement 2007. Follow-up of Finance Committee and Council meetings The Committee took note of the information provided by S. Lettow, the Director for Finance and Human Resources, including the possibility for a phased increase in Member State contributions from 2008. Registered partnerships It was agreed that staff members with registered partners should be reminded of the social cover available to their partners. Cover is limited to the CERN Health Insurance Scheme and partners may be covered by the Scheme only while the staff member is working. On the staff members retirement or other change in status, or death, partners are no longer eligible for CHIS cover. Retirement seminars It...

  5. Standing wave compressor

    Lucas, Timothy S.

    1991-01-01

    A compressor for compression-evaporation cooling systems, which requires no moving parts. A gaseous refrigerant inside a chamber is acoustically compressed and conveyed by means of a standing acoustic wave which is set up in the gaseous refrigerant. This standing acoustic wave can be driven either by a transducer, or by direct exposure of the gas to microwave and infrared sources, including solar energy. Input and output ports arranged along the chamber provide for the intake and discharge of the gaseous refrigerant. These ports can be provided with optional valve arrangements, so as to increase the compressor's pressure differential. The performance of the compressor in either of its transducer or electromagnetically driven configurations, can be optimized by a controlling circuit. This controlling circuit holds the wavelength of the standing acoustical wave constant, by changing the driving frequency in response to varying operating conditions.

  6. Stand-alone XLIF

    Hansen, E. J.; Simony, A.; Hummel, Stefan;

    2015-01-01

    and clinical/radiological results in 22 patients treated with XLIF procedure for DS or degenerative disc disease (DDD). Material and methods: 22 consecutive patients with DS underwent surgery with the XLIF stand-alone procedure, with follow-up of 24 months. Clinical outcome scores were collected. Complications...... (31.8%) underwent revision surgery. Fusion was achieved in 53% (25/49) at 1-year follow-up. Anterior thigh pain was reported in 12 patients postoperatively, and in 2 patients at 1-year follow-up. Conclusions: The XLIF stand-alone procedure improves clinical outcome scores significantly after 1-and 2......-year follow-up, with a 31.8% revision rate. Due to the high revision rate we recommend supplementary posterior instrumentation, to achieve a higher fusion rate. When considering XLIF-stand-alone procedure for DS or DDD without supplemental posterior instrumentation, only single-level disease should...

  7. Standing for Animals

    Sunstein, Cass Robert

    1999-01-01

    From the legal point of view, there is nothing at all new or unfamiliar in the idea of "animal rights;" on the contrary, it is entirely clear that animals have legal rights. Indeed, the rise of legal rights for animals has been one of the most distinctive features of the last thirty years of federal statutory law. An investigation of the question of standing helps show that the real issues involve problems of enforcement and scope. Human beings often do and should have standing to protect ani...

  8. Book Review: Making British law: committees in action by Louise Thompson

    Berry, Richard

    2015-01-01

    In Making British Law: Committees in Action, Louise Thompson presents a history and statistical analysis of the work of bill committees – formerly known as standing committees – and their influence over the process of making British law. Thompson offers a well-evidenced argument that goes beyond the statistics to persuasively account for the role and importance of MPs in shaping government legislation through bill committees, writes Richard Berry.

  9. On standing one's ground

    Sinclair, Neil

    2014-01-01

    I provide a positive expressivist account of the permissibility of ‘standing one’s ground’ in some cases of moral conflict, based in part on an illustrative analogy with political disputes. This account suffices to undermine Enoch’s recent argument against expressivism.

  10. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 4 & 12 SEPTEMBER 2002

    2002-01-01

    1 October 2002 Original : English   This meeting was devoted to preparing for TREF in September and to the other main topics summarised below. Preparation for TREF in September 2002 The SCC agreed on the proposed Draft Agenda for the meeting of TREF on 17 September, which covered two main issues: Proposed measures for containing the cost of hospital treatment and a presentation concerning Locally Recruited Staff, as described below.   CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) - Proposed measures for containing the cost of hospital treatment This proposal is part of the long-term policy pursued by the Scheme's Supervisory Board (CHISB) and also responds to recent developments that would lead to cost increases if corrective action is not taken quickly1 . After debate of some aspects outstanding and subject to several modifications to the draft proposal document prepared by the CHISB, the SCC agreed on the text to be presented at TREF in September. Specific measures would then be submitted to the ...

  11. 21 CFR 14.100 - List of standing advisory committees.

    2010-04-01

    ... next decade. Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 14.100, see the List of CFR... investigational human drugs for use in the practice of psychiatry and related fields. (14) Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs... diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using radioactive pharmaceuticals and contrast media used in...

  12. Standing Concertation Committee - Ordinary Meeting on 2 August 2005

    2005-01-01

    Original : English This meeting was devoted to the main items summarised below. New Contract Policy for staff members The SCC took note of Council's approval last June of the Management's proposal to introduce a new contract policy for staff members, on the understanding that the necessary amendments to the Staff Rules and Regulations would be submitted for approval this autumn with a view to their coming into effect at the beginning of 2006. The SCC then proceeded to examine detailed implementation measures and agreed that the Management would draw up the necessary documents on this basis, including provisions concerning transitional measures, for discussion at SCC as soon as possible. Pension Fund matters It has now been confirmed that the next meeting of TREF on 12 & 13 September will be devoted to matters concerning the Pension Fund. In preparation for that meeting, the SCC examined a document from the Governing Board of the Pension Fund concerning “Compensation to the Pension Fund for the r...

  13. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE: ORDINARY MEETING ON 15 JANUARY 2004

    2004-01-01

    Original: English This meeting was devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1-Introduction by the Director-General Conveying his best wishes for the New Year to SCC members, the Director-General underlined the importance which he attaches to good relations with the staff and their representatives in the Staff Association. He would ensure open dialogue and make every effort to attend the SCC, at the request of the Staff Association or the Management representatives. The concertation process at the SCC and TREF is a most useful and necessary one for the Management in drawing up strategies that are clearly announced and understood by all parties. He trusted that the SCC would play a vital role in realising related programmes and in optimising their implementation. He also wished to pass a message to the staff at large on the importance of good, efficient management, understood in its widest sense and at all levels. The role of supervisors is not only to lead their teams in the scientific and technical doma...

  14. Standing Concertation Committee - Ordinary meeting on 2 March 2005

    2005-01-01

    Original: English This meeting was devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1. MAPS - Preparation for the 2005 exercise The SCC agreed the text of the ‘2005 Guidelines for Advancement and Promotion', subject to some amendments. (See Official News Article below) As regards the numerical budgetary guidelines for this year's exercise, the Chairman announced that the Management agreed to grant 30 additional steps as a transitional measure, which had also been the case for the 2003 and 2004 exercises. 2. Annual carry-over of leave (Article R II 4.07 of the Staff Regulations) The SCC examined the Management's proposal to increase the possibility of carry-over of annual leave (currently 30 days) from one leave year to the next, up to the end of the 2007 / 2008 leave year. After some discussion, it was agreed to limit this supplementary carry-over of leave to 10 days* and to exceptional cases only, essentially concerning crucial LHC activities. Such cases would be subject to approval by the hierar...

  15. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMITTEE ORDINARY MEETING ON 4 SEPTEMBER 2003

    2003-01-01

    This meeting was devoted to the main topics summarised below. 1. Information on the Organization's Human Resources Plan The SCC took note of the Chairman's presentation summarising the content of the HR Plan and the internal process that had been followed in drawing it up for approval by Council at the end of last year. The Staff Association expressed criticism concerning the lack of concertation in this process and, in particular, the Management's declared objective of achieving an overall 2:1 ratio of indefinite contracts to limited contracts of the staff by 2010, which it considers is not based on objective grounds. More importantly, the Staff Association criticised the fact that this ratio can only be arrived at under the assumption that no new project is initiated before 2010. The Management, recalling that planning issues are not in the remit of the SCC, underlined that this ratio concerning staff contracts is indeed the result of an analysis in the Divisions and, in any case, is considered as a guidel...

  16. Multi-Purpose Test Stand

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Multi-Purpose Test Stand is used for a wide variety of tests. The Stand is designed to be rotated through a range of fixed yaw positions to allow engines to be...

  17. Les « Toits de l’Europe II » (2008-2009. Mise en œuvre d’une méthodologie partagée pour l’étude, la conservation et la mise en valeur des toitures historiques

    Sylvain Aumard

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Charpentes et matériaux de couvertureDans le cadre du projet « Les toits de l’Europe », reconduit en 2008-2009 , la rencontre d’Auxerre a pour objectif de faire un tour d’horizon des recherches menées dans un domaine encore mal connu du bâti médiéval : les matériaux de couverture. Si les travaux d’étude sur les charpentes anciennes se sont considérablement développés au cours de ces dernières décennies, notamment grâce à la dendrochronologie, très peu ont porté une attention particulière aux ...

  18. Laboratory Classification of Suspected Measles and Rubella Cases by Network Direct Reporting in Banan Distict of Chongqing%2008-2009年重庆巴南区麻疹和风疹疑似病例血清标本检测分析

    方旭东; 朱小玲; 马娟; 杨克伦; 顾正高; 杜远革; 余兰英

    2011-01-01

    Objective To understand the laboratory classification of the suspected measles and rubella cases reported by network direct repoting in Banan and provide scientific evidence for the development of surveillance and control strategies for the elimination of measles. Methods Epidemiological survey was conducted among the suspected measles and rubella cases reported through disease surveillance information system in Banan during 2008 - 2009. Enzyme - linked immunosorbent assay was carried out to detect the IgM antibody in acute phase serum of the suspected measles an rubella cases. The software of Excel 2003 was used to analyze the epidemiological data of the measles and rubella cases diagnosed by laboratory. Results Among 407 serum samples of suspected rubella and measles cases, the measles positive rate was 6. 14% , while the positive rate of rubella was 36. 86%. The double positive rate was 0. 24% . Conclusion The positive rate of measles antibody was lower than rubella in Banan during 2008 - 2009. It is neccesary to conduct the effective preventive strategies continuously, such as mass immunization campaign.%目的 了解巴南区网络直报疑似麻疹和风疹病例的实验室分类情况,为消除麻疹制定相应的监测方案和控制策略提供科学依据.方法 对巴南区2008-2009年疾病监测信息报告管理系统中报告的疑似麻疹和风疹病例开展流行病学调查,实验室采用酶联免疫吸附试验方法,检测疑似麻疹和风疹病例急性期血清IgM抗体,并采用Ex-cel2003软件对实验室诊断的麻疹和风疹病例流行病学资料进行分析.结果 共采集407份疑似风疹、麻疹病例血清标本中,麻疹IgM阳性标本25份,阳性率6.14%,风疹IgM阳性标本150份,阳性率36.86%,麻疹IgM和风疹IgM双阳性标本1份,阳性率0.24%.结论 2008-2009年巴南区麻疹抗体阳性率较风疹阳性率低,应继续开展麻疹强化免疫等有效防控措施.

  19. Executive committee

    Xiao, Guoqing; Cai, Xiaohong; Ding, Dajun; Ma, Xinwen; Zhao, Yongtao

    2014-04-01

    ChairVice Chair Toshiyuki AzumaRoberto Rivarola Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics LabUniversidad Nacional de Rosario and Advanced Science InstituteInstituto de Fisica Rosario RIKEN, JapanRosario, Argentina SecretaryMembers Dominique VernhetJoachim Burgdörfer, Austria Institut des NanoSciences de Paris Birgit Lohmann, Australia Université Pierre et Marie Curie Hossein Sadeghpour, USA Paris, FranceThomas Stöhlker, Germany Past ChairJim McCann, UK Barry DunningGuoqing Xiao, China Physics & AstronomyXiaohong Cai, China Rice University, HoustonXinwen Ma, China Texas, USAYongtao Zhao, China TreasurerFernando Martin, Spain Henrik CederquistLuis Mendez, Spain Alba Nova University CenterAnatoli Kheifets, Australia Stockholm University Stockholm, Sweden Details of the general committee are available in the PDF

  20. ISSP Position Stand

    Ryba, Tatiana; Stambulova, Natalia; Si, Gangyan;

    2013-01-01

    The multicultural landscape of contemporary sport sets a challenge to rethink sport and exercise psychology research and practice through a culturally re␣exive lens. This ISSP Position Stand provides a rigorous synthesis and engagement with existing scholarship to outline a roadmap for future work...... in the ␣eld. The shift to culturally competent sport and exercise psychology implies: (a) recognizing hidden ethnocentric philosophical assumptions permeating much of the current theory, research, and practice; (b) transitioning to professional ethics in which difference is seen as not inherent and...... enhancing cultural competence in the ␣eld of sport and exercise psychology....

  1. Stand for studying microcontrollers

    Гринчак, Николай Васильевич; Кузьмичева, Екатерина Владимировна

    2013-01-01

    The problems of studying the basics of microprocessor technology and microcontrollers in technical high schools are considered in the paper. The version of the educational stand -Control computer LMakPic24-64 is proposed. Due to the thought-up design, the computer has a low cost and is suitable for replication in high school conditions. The computer is also suitable for the development of applications, based on the Microchip 16-bit PIC24 family.The main purpose of the study is to solve the fo...

  2. High Brightness Test Stand

    The High Brightness Test Stand is a 2 MeV, less than or equal to 10 kA electron accelerator module. This accelerator module, designed as an upgrade prototype for the Advanced Test Accelerator (ATA), combines solid state nonlinear magnetic drives with state-of-the-art induction linac technology. The facility serves a dual role, as it not only provides a test bed for this new technology, but is used to develop high brightness electron optics. We will both further describe the accelerator, as well as present some of the preliminary electron optics measurements

  3. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMMITTEE - ORDINARY MEETING ON 28 AUGUST 2007

    HR Department

    2007-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 28 August 2007 included: Administrative Circular No. 12 A (Rev. 1) - Education Fees The Committee agreed to recommend Administrative Circular No. 12 A, "Education Fees", to the Director-General for approval. The circular is applicable to staff, fellows and scientific associates recruited before 1 January 2007 (except for local staff). Administrative Circular No. 12 B applies to those recruited from 1 January 2007 and was examined by the Committee in June 2007. It was noted that, at the initiative of HR Department, a number of important simplifications have been introduced. These cover, in particular, lump-sum payments to compensate for accommodation, meals and journey expenses. Further details of payment of education fees will shortly be available in the form of Frequently Asked Questions on the HR Department website. The Chairman thanked HR Department as well as "Team 7" members for init...

  4. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMMITTEE - ORDINARY MEETING ON 28 AUGUST 2007

    HR Department

    2007-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee on 28 August 2007 included: Administrative Circular No. 12 A (Rev. 1) - Education Fees The committee agreed to recommend Administrative Circular No. 12 A, Education Fees, to the Director-General for approval. The circular is applicable to staff, fellows and scientific associates recruited before 1 January 2007 (except for local staff). Administrative Circular No. 12 B applies to those recruited from 1 January 2007 and was considered by the committee in June 2007. It was noted that, at the initiative of HR Department, a number of important simplifications have been introduced. These cover in particular lump sum payments to compensate for accommodation, meals and journey expenses. Further details of payment of education fees will shortly be available in the form of Frequently Asked Questions on the HR Department website. The Chairman thanked HR Department as well as "Team 7" members for initiating these simp...

  5. Beam optics test stand

    The authors have constructed a beam optics test stand in order to study adaptive charged particle optics. A low energy, continuous electron beam is used to model a high energy negative ion beam. In addition, the beam can be used as a diagnostic probe to study the correction of spherical aberrations in a solenoid lens. The authors test stand design stresses versatility. The conical glass vacuum system has reentrant electron and diagnostic chambers that allow immediate experimental modifications. As an integral part of the vacuum system, the solenoid lens also serves as structural support for grid focusing systems. Vacuum pumping is provided by an 8'' cryopump and the entire system can be moved about freely. Computer control and data acquisition are interfaced to the beam control and diagnostics. A post acceleration grid and deflection plates have been added to a commercial electron gun to produce a 10 keV beam at 100 μA. The diagnostics consist of phosphor screens, a charge-coupled photodiode array, and an image dissector

  6. Citizen Advisory Committees.

    Miller, Leann R.

    This guide, describing community involvement through citizen advisory committees, is a summary of the literature on such committees. Its main concern is district committees created by school boards. Citations in the bibliography contain all points of view on committees and present many alternatives on most of the topics covered in the guide.…

  7. Standing wave linear accelerator

    Consideration is being given to standing wave linear accelerator containing generator, phase shifter, two accelerating resonator sections, charged particle injector and waveguide bridge. Its first arm is oined up with generator via the phase shifter, the second and the third ones-with accelerating sections and the fourth one - with HF-power absorber. HF-power absorber represents a section of circular diaphragmatic wavequide with transformer with input wave and intrawaveguide output load located between injector and the first accelerating section. The section possesses holes in side walls lying on accelerator axis. The distances between centers of the last cell of the fast accelerating section and the first cell of the second accelerating sectiOn equal (2n+3)lambda/4, where n=1, 2, 3..., lambda - wave length of generator. The suggested system enables to improve by one order spectral characteristics of accelerators as compared to the prototype in which magnetrons are used as generator

  8. Food Irradiation. Standing legislation

    The standing legislation in Mexico on food irradiation matter has its basis on the Constitutional Policy of the Mexican United States on the 4 Th. article by its refers to Secretary of Health, 27 Th. article to the Secretary of Energy and 123 Th. of the Secretary of Work and Social Security. The laws and regulations emanated of the proper Constitution establishing the general features which gives the normative frame to this activity. The general regulations of Radiological Safety expedited by the National Commission for Nuclear Safety and Safeguards to state the specifications which must be fulfill the industrial installations which utilizing ionizing radiations, between this line is founded, just as the requirements for the responsible of the radiological protection and the operation of these establishments. The project of Regulation of the General Health Law in matter of Sanitary Control of Benefits and Services, that in short time will be officialized, include a specific chapter on food irradiation which considers the International Organizations Recommendations and the pertaining harmonization stated for Latin America, which elaboration was in charge of specialized group where Mexico was participant. Additionally, the Secretary of Health has a Mexican Official Standard NOM-033-SSA1-1993 named 'Food irradiation; permissible doses in foods, raw materials and support additives' standing from the year 1995, where is established the associated requirements to the control registers, service constancies and dose limits for different groups of foods, moreover of the specific guidelines for its process. This standard will be adequate considering the updating Regulation of Benefits and Services and the limits established the Regulation for Latin America. The associated laws that cover in general terms it would be the requirements for food irradiation although such term is not manageable. (Author)

  9. A new Executive Committee for 2013

    Staff Association

    2012-01-01

    The Staff Council met Tuesday, December 4th in an ordinary session. In agreement with the Statutes of the CERN Staff Association the Staff Council had to elect the Executive Committee for  2013. As there were no elections to the Staff Council this year, Michel Goossens, outgoing president and unique candidate for that fonction, presented a list for the Executive Committee which is quite similar to that of 2012. Some people change functions: Céline Grobon becomes Vice-President, Marcel Aymon Secretary, and Lawrence Faisandel Treasurer. Philippe Trilhe is the new departmental delegate to EN Department. There are also three new coordinators for standing committees: Frédéric Galleazzi, Juan Jose Perez Garcia, and Yves Sillanoli. Michel then presented the 2013 programme to the Staff Council. At the end of his presentation Michel thanked all Staff Council delegates for their dedication and motivation throughout the year. He particularly thanked Marcel Aymon, one of the ...

  10. Factors affecting forage stand establishment

    Sulc R.M.

    1998-01-01

    Significant advances have been made in our knowledge of forage seed physiology, technology, and stand establishment practices; however, stand establishment continues to be one of the most common production problems affecting forage crops in the USA. There is a need for research on stand establishment of forage crops under abiotic and biotic stress. Although the forage seed industry produces and markets seed of high quality, new methods of assessing seed vigor are needed and their use should b...

  11. 75 FR 39089 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-07-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an..., Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710-09-P...

  12. 77 FR 16316 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-03-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... . Dated: March 9, 2012. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee,...

  13. 77 FR 47491 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-08-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... . Dated: August 1, 2012. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee,...

  14. 75 FR 54415 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-09-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct four...: August 30, 2010. Jon Trent Warner, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department...

  15. 77 FR 12641 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-03-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an..., 2012. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of...

  16. 77 FR 70525 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-11-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an..., 2012. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of...

  17. 76 FR 70529 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2011-11-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will...: November 7, 2011. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of...

  18. 75 FR 10546 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-03-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... . ] Dated: March 2, 2010. Jon Trent Warner, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee,...

  19. 78 FR 45592 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-07-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an..., 2013. Marc Zlomek, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State....

  20. 77 FR 70526 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-11-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an...: November 14, 2012. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department...

  1. 75 FR 82129 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-12-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct two... Trent Warner, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. BILLING...

  2. 77 FR 28923 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-05-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an..., 2012. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of...

  3. 77 FR 47490 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-08-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct open.... Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. BILLING...

  4. Stand-up physics

    2009-01-01

    A CMS physicist and amateur stand up comic was named the winner of NESTA FameLab 2009. Tom Whyntie battled it out with nine others young scientists from across the UK to win the contest to find the country’s next top science communicator. Tom Whyntie with his prize money after the NESTA Famelab final.Tom Whyntie, who is currently doing his PhD on the CMS experiment, managed to persuade his supervisor to give him a few days off on 5 June so he could fly back to the UK for the final of NESTA FameLab 2009. In the competition, which has been dubbed ‘the X Factor for scientists’, he had just three minutes to explain a complex scientific idea to a panel of judges made up of high-profile science professionals. During the final, he captivated the audience with his talk about how finding nothing at the LHC, far from being a waste of £5 billion, would actually catalyse the next scientific revolution. It Whyntie’s own words: "If the L...

  5. The Audit Committee Impact

    2005-01-01

    Study - Executive Summary In 2002, new corporate governance-related guidelines were introduced in Switzerland that included recommendations on the establishment, composition, structure and processes of audit committees. This study presents new evidence on audit committee patterns and trends at Swiss listed companies, as well as on audit committee effectiveness. The results of this study are important to individuals and organizations dealing with audit committees, incl...

  6. Reflections on the Great Recession of 2008-2009

    De Menil, Georges

    2010-01-01

    As economists and policy makes ponder the lessons of the last two turbulent years, many troubling questions remain. What went wrong? Why did policy makers fail so abysmally to take preventative action? Why were economists so completely taken by surprise?

  7. A Quantification Of The 2008-2009 US Bailout Package

    Cicero I. LIMBEREA

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available By examining the credit crunch causes and effects, this paper reflects on the necessity of the banks bailout package and its alternatives and quantifies a maximum non-inflationary bailout amount which is unlikely to cause permanent adjustments in the long term (trade-weighted exchange rate equilibrium level of the US dollar. Furthermore it determines that the current bailout amounts are less than the maximum non-inflationary bailout amount and determines that to resolve the underlying credit crunch problem, an increase in non-bank bailout M1 and/or a tax reduction is necessary.

  8. French Roadmap for complex Systems 2008-2009

    Chavalarias, David; Bourgine, Paul; Perrier, Edith; Amblard, Fréderic; Arlabosse, François; Auger, Pierre; Baillon, Jean-Bernard; Barreteau, Olivier; Baudot, Pierre; Bouchaud, Elisabeth; Ben Amor, Soufian; Berry, Hugues; Bertelle, Cyrille; Berthod, Marc; Beslon, Guillaume

    2009-01-01

    This second issue of the French Complex Systems Roadmap by the French National Network for Complex SYstems (http://RNSC.fr) and the Paris Ile-de-France Complex Systems Institute (http://iscpif.fr) is the outcome of the “Entretiens de Cargèse 2008”, an interdisciplinary brainstorming session organized over one week in 2008, jointly by RNSC, ISC-PIF and IXXI. It capitalizes on the first roadmap and gathers contributions of more than 70 scientists from major French institutions. A “complex sy...

  9. Perspectives 2008-2009. Italie : coup de frein

    Veroni, Paola

    2008-01-01

    Avec une progression du PIB de 1,5 % en 2007, l'Italie n'a pas rejoint le dynamisme de croissance de la zone euro. Un écart de plus d'un point de croissance se maintient par rapport à la zone euro pour la troisième année consécutive. La phase de reprise engagée depuis 2005 s'était bien consolidée en 2006, tirée par le dynamisme des entreprises mais l'orientation restrictive de la politique économique a bridé la consommation des ménages. En 2007, en dépit d'une impulsion budgétaire tout aussi ...

  10. Suur mõõn 2008-2009 / Kenneth Rogoff

    Rogoff, Kenneth

    2009-01-01

    Riiklikud reguleerijad seisavad valiku ees - kas kehtestada liiga karmid reeglid, mis võivad kümnendeiks tõsiselt kahjustada globaalset majanduskasvu või kehtestada leebem regulatsioon, mis võib endaga mõne aja möödudes kaasa tuua uue finantskriisi

  11. Environmental Provisions in Recent Regional Trade Agreements (2008 & 2009)

    Colyer, Dale

    2010-01-01

    Despite a failure to achieve closure on the Doha Round of WTO negotiations, regional and bilateral trade agreements involving a variety of countries have continued to be negotiated, signed and implemented. Most of the recent trade agreements have contained some environmental provisions, ranging from a pledge to protect the environment to very extensive environmental requirements. These results appear to reflect a recognition that trade has environmental consequences and that trade agreements ...

  12. The Labour Market during the 2008-2009 Downturn

    Michael Plumb; Mark Baker; Gareth Spence

    2010-01-01

    The Australian labour market has performed relatively well over the past two years or so, compared with its performance in the early 1980s and 1990s recessions and in a recent international context. This is partly explained by the milder downturn in economic activity, the earlier strength of the labour market, and greater labour market flexibility than in previous downturns.

  13. Yellow Fever outbreaks in unvaccinated populations, Brazil, 2008-2009.

    Alessandro Pecego Martins Romano; Zouraide Guerra Antunes Costa; Daniel Garkauskas Ramos; Maria Auxiliadora Andrade; Valéria de Sá Jayme; Marco Antônio Barreto de Almeida; Kátia Campomar Vettorello; Melissa Mascheretti; Brendan Flannery

    2014-01-01

    Due to the risk of severe vaccine-associated adverse events, yellow fever vaccination in Brazil is only recommended in areas considered at risk for disease. From September 2008 through June 2009, two outbreaks of yellow fever in previously unvaccinated populations resulted in 21 confirmed cases with 9 deaths (case-fatality, 43%) in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul and 28 cases with 11 deaths (39%) in Sao Paulo state. Epizootic deaths of non-human primates were reported before and durin...

  14. Progress Report 2007/2008 and 2008/2009

    In the year 2009, we celebrate 90 years of electrical engineering education in Croatia, which started in 1919 with the Electrical engineering department within the Technical faculty of the University of Zagreb. A lot has changed since then. Governments, regimes, country names: Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Republic of Croatia. Our institution changed names too: Electrical engineering department in 1919, Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1956, Faculty of electrical engineering and computing in 1994, but it has never changed its aim towards excellence. Always independent of the politics, even in the most turbulent times, we have been able to attract brightest and most capable students in the region and graduate more than 15000 engineers who were constantly highly appreciated at all labour markets, foreign and domestic. The regional leading role of our Faculty in the research and education in the fields of electrical engineering and later in computing and information and communication technology, has remained undisputed through almost a century. Keeping pace with ever-changing state of technology, in the area of science which was progressing like no other, particularly throughout recent decades, the Faculty has been adopting and enhancing itself, for the benefit of our students, faculty, staff and community, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of our city and the region. At all times ahead of the others, sometimes too avant-garde for the rest of the regional academic community, we have been persistently but gradually reforming an archaic higher education system. I am highly confident that, in the countless years to come, the Faculty of electrical engineering and computing will continue to advance and adapt, changing only to the better. This will require a considerable effort of all the involved, but, being aware of the devotion of our employees and students to our institution, I have no doubt that they will do their best. This Progress Report in front of you is slightly different from the previous versions. They used to include complete lists of publications which scientists of our Faculty had published during the previous two years. Now, this list has simply become too long, and therefore it is included on an accompanying disk. Even without that list, limiting ourselves to the most basic facts, we have not been able to reduce the size under hundred pages. This sole fact can give you an idea about the size and complexity of our institution. I hope that you would enjoy browsing through this publication.(author)

  15. Developments in mycotoxin analysis: an update for 2008-2009

    This review highlights developments in mycotoxin analysis and sampling over a period between mid-2008 and mid-2009. It covers the major mycotoxins aflatoxins, alternaria toxins, cyclopiazonic acid, fumonisins, ochratoxin, patulin, trichothecenes, and zearalenone. Developments in mycotoxin analysis c...

  16. Profiles of Nonprofit Education Management Organizations: 2008-2009

    Miron, Gary; Urschel, Jessica

    2009-01-01

    This is the second "Profiles" report to examine nonprofit education management organizations (EMOs). This report is modeled after the 11 annual "Profiles" that cover for-profit EMOs. While the number of schools operated by for-profit EMOs grew rapidly in the 1990s and is now leveling off, the number of schools operated by nonprofit EMOs has been…

  17. SNF Project Locomotion: Progress report 2008-2009

    Hoffmann, Matej; Ziegler, Marc

    2011-01-01

    Summary of results (project period 1. 10. 2008 - 30. 9. 2009) of SNFS Project "From locomotion to cognition" The research that we have been involved in, and will continue to do, starts from the insight that in order to understand and design intelligent behavior, we must adopt an embodied perspective, i.e. we must take the entire agent, including its shape or morphology, the materials out of which it is built, and its interaction with the environment into account, in addition to the neural control. A lot of our research in the past has been on relatively low-level sensory-motor tasks such as locomotion (e.g. walking, running, jumping), navigation, and grasping. While this research is of interest in itself, in the context of artificial intelligence and cognitive science, this leads to the question of what these kinds of tasks have to do with higher levels of cognition, or to put it more provocatively, "What does walking have to do with thinking?" This question is of course reminiscent of the notorious "symbol g...

  18. Introduction and Committees

    Angelova, Maia; Zakrzewski, Wojciech; Hussin, Véronique; Piette, Bernard

    2011-03-01

    This volume contains contributions to the XXVIIIth International Colloquium on Group-Theoretical Methods in Physics, the GROUP 28 conference, which took place in Newcastle upon Tyne from 26-30 July 2010. All plenary and contributed papers have undergone an independent review; as a result of this review and the decisions of the Editorial Board most but not all of the contributions were accepted. The volume is organised as follows: it starts with notes in memory of Marcos Moshinsky, followed by contributions related to the Wigner Medal and Hermann Weyl prize. Then the invited talks at the plenary sessions and the public lecture are published followed by contributions in the parallel and poster sessions in alphabetical order. The Editors:Maia Angelova, Wojciech Zakrzewski, Véronique Hussin and Bernard Piette International Advisory Committee Michael BaakeUniversity of Bielefeld, Germany Gerald DunneUniversity of Connecticut, USA J F (Frank) GomesUNESP, Sao Paolo, Brazil Peter HanggiUniversity of Augsburg, Germany Jeffrey C LagariasUniversity of Michigan, USA Michael MackeyMcGill University, Canada Nicholas MantonCambridge University, UK Alexei MorozovITEP, Moscow, Russia Valery RubakovINR, Moscow, Russia Barry SandersUniversity of Calgary, Canada Allan SolomonOpen University, Milton Keynes, UK Christoph SchweigertUniversity of Hamburg, Germany Standing Committee Twareque AliConcordia University, Canada Luis BoyaSalamanca University, Spain Enrico CeleghiniFirenze University, Italy Vladimir DobrevBulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria Heinz-Dietrich DoebnerHonorary Member, Clausthal University, Germany Jean-Pierre GazeauChairman, Paris Diderot University, France Mo-Lin GeNankai University. China Gerald GoldinRutgers University, USA Francesco IachelloYale University, USA Joris Van der JeugtGhent University, Belgium Richard KernerPierre et Marie Curie University, France Piotr KielanowskiCINVESTAV, Mexico Alan KosteleckyIndiana University, USA Mariano del Olmo

  19. Standing Concertation Commmittee - Ordinary meeting on 10 May 2007

    HR Department

    2007-01-01

    At its meeting on 10 May 2007, the Standing Concertation Committee discussed the Management's proposal for the revision of Annex A 1 of the Staff Rules and Regulations. Annex A 1 sets out the principles for future periodic reviews of the personnel's financial and social conditions and the revision reflects the modifications to review methods decided by the CERN Council in December 2006. The aim is to simplify the processes involved and rationalize the use of resources. The data collection process will be outsourced to a greater extent. The new methods also aim to reduce the overall time required to complete future reviews. Details of procedure will be addressed in subsequent discussions. The Committee approved the document for submission to the Tripartite Employment Conditions Forum (TREF) at its meeting on 31 May and 1 June 2007.

  20. Standing Concertation Commmittee - Ordinary meeting on 10 May 2007

    2007-01-01

    At its meeting on 10 May 2007, the Standing Concertation Committee discussed the Management’s proposal for the revision of Annex A 1 of the Staff Rules and Regulations. Annex A 1 sets out the principles for future periodic reviews of the personnel’s financial and social conditions and the revision reflects the modifications to review methods decided by the CERN Council in December 2006. The aim is to simplify the processes involved and rationalize the use of resources. The data collection process will be outsourced to a greater extent. The new methods also aim to reduce the overall time required to complete future reviews. Details of procedure will be addressed in subsequent discussions. The Committee approved the document for submission to the Tripartite Employment Conditions Forum (TREF) at its meeting on 31 May and 1 June 2007.

  1. Solar Charged Stand Alone Inverter

    M.Vasugi; Prof R.Jayaraman

    2014-01-01

    This paper deals with solar powered stand alone inverter which converts the variable dc output of a photovoltaic solar panel into ac that can be fed to loads. Stand alone inverters are used in systems where the inverter get its energy from batteries charged by photo voltaic arrays. A charge controller limits the rate at which electric current is added to or drawn from electric batteries. This charge discharge controller is needed to prevent the battery from being overcharged o...

  2. Designing Monetary Policy Committees

    Hahn, Volker

    2012-01-01

    We integrate monetary policy-making by committee into a New Keynesian model to assess the consequences of the committee's institutional characteristics for inflation, output, and welfare. Our analysis delivers the following results. First, we demonstrate that transparency about the committee's future composition may be harmful. Second, we show that longer terms for central bankers lead to more effective output stabilization at the expense of higher inflation variability. Third, larger committ...

  3. 77 FR 57638 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-09-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... new measures; Formal safety assessment; Piracy and armed robbery against ships; Implementation...

  4. 76 FR 19176 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2011-04-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct two... safety --Piracy and armed robbery against ships --Implementation of instruments and related...

  5. 75 FR 64390 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-10-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... --Formal safety assessment --Piracy and armed robbery against ships --General cargo ship...

  6. 78 FR 29201 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-05-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... new measures Formal safety assessment Piracy and armed robbery against ships Implementation...

  7. 75 FR 3272 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-01-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... . ] Dated: January 12, 2009. Jon Trent Warner, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating...

  8. 77 FR 57637 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-09-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... --Protection of vital shipping lanes --Periodic review of administrative requirements in mandatory...

  9. 78 FR 58596 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-09-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... session of the Assembly --Protection of vital shipping lanes --Periodic review of...

  10. 77 FR 27832 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-05-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... Governing Board --Protection of vital shipping lanes --External relations: --Relations with the...

  11. 76 FR 82026 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2011-12-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... . Dated: December 22, 2011. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating...

  12. 76 FR 30229 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2011-05-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct four... vital shipping lanes. --World Maritime University. --IMO International Maritime Law...

  13. 77 FR 64576 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-10-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will... . Dated: October 15, 2012. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating...

  14. Committee Reports, May 2008

    2008-08-01

    The Division's Executive Committee conducted several items of business at the New Orleans meeting. Elsewhere in this issue [see p 1032] is a listing of the candidates for Division offices for Fall 2008 election, approved by the Committee and later affirmed at the Division business meeting. Among items of specific interest to Division members is a plan to have the Journal of Chemical Education send an announcement to members when each issues goes online, and the Committee approved this use of the Division email list. It also approved plans presented by Amina El-Ashmawy and the BCCE committee to proceed with a bid from Pennsylvania State University for the 2012 BCCE.

  15. Residual Liquefaction under Standing Waves

    Kirca, V.S. Ozgur; Sumer, B. Mutlu; Fredsøe, Jørgen

    2012-01-01

    This paper summarizes the results of an experimental study which deals with the residual liquefaction of seabed under standing waves. It is shown that the seabed liquefaction under standing waves, although qualitatively similar, exhibits features different from that caused by progressive waves....... The experimental results show that the buildup of pore-water pressure and the resulting liquefaction first starts at the nodal section and spreads towards the antinodal section. The number of waves to cause liquefaction at the nodal section appears to be equal to that experienced in progressive waves for the same...... wave height. Recommendations are made as to how to assess liquefaction potential in standing waves. Copyright © 2012 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)....

  16. The Stability of Standing Waves

    Riecke, H; Riecke, Hermann; Kramer, Lorenz

    1998-01-01

    We determine the modulational stability of standing waves in quasi-onedimensional systems slightly above the threshold of a supercritical Hopf bifurcation. The stability limits are given by two different long-wavelength destabilisation mechanisms and generically also a short-wavelength destabilisation. The Eckhaus parabola is shifted off-center and can be convex from below or above. For nonzero group velocity the Newell criterion, which near the crossover from standing to traveling waves becomes a rather weak condition, does not determine the destabilisation of all standing waves in one dimension. The cross-over to the non-local equations that are asymptotically valid near threshold is discussed in detail. Our results yield necessary conditions for the stability of traveling rectangles in quasi-twodimensional systems with axial anisotropy and form a starting point for understanding the spatio-temporal chaos of traveling oblique rolls observed in electroconvection of nematic liquid crystals.

  17. Control stand of scintillation counters

    Paper describes a stand designed to test complex optical elements of the CMS endwindow hadron calorimeter. The optical element (the megatile) represents an assembly where 19 trapezoidal scintillators are sandwiched in light-absorbing and light-reflecting layers. The stand to test the quality of scintillation counters consists of a bench with a carriage double-coordinated actuation mechanism, a group of photodetectors, a high-voltage power unit, a laser control checking system, a PC and a scintillation counter to calibrate photodetectors. One studies in detail the procedure to test megatiles in the course of which minimum 100 trigger statistics is ensured for every megatile

  18. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

    ... form Search Sign up to receive email updates House Committee on Veterans' Affairs About Chair Membership Hearing ... Investigations (O&I) Meet the Committee The 114th House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Meet the Chairman The ...

  19. Burnout : de stand van zaken

    Taris, T.; Houtman, I.L.D.; Schaufeli, W.

    2013-01-01

    Dit artikel geeft een overzicht van de stand van zaken in het onderzoek naar burnout. Burnout is een syndroom van extreme vermoeidheid (uitputting), afstand nemen van het werk (distantie) en weinig vertrouwen in het eigen kunnen (verminderde competentie), waarbij de oorzaken voor deze aspecten geleg

  20. STANDING CONCERTATION COMMMITTEE - ORDINARY MEETING ON 3 APRIL 2008

    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    The main items discussed at the meetings of the Standing Concertation Committee on 3 April 2008 included: External mobility The Committee took note of a progress report on external mobility after a run-in period of about six months. Based on the experience gained, it was agreed to broaden the scope of the programme and in particular to extend eligibility conditions to include: All staff members whose limited duration contract will end in less than one year, as well as all those with indefinite contracts; Fellows who have been employed by CERN for more than 18 months; Doctoral students who have been in the CERN doctoral programme for more than 2.5 years; Apprentices in the final year of their apprenticeship; Ex-members of the personnel who are receiving CERN unemployment benefits. An article in the Weekly Bulletin will follow and the relevant web pages will be updated. LHC achievement awards The Committee took note of the outcome of discussions between the Management and t...

  1. The Executive Committee. Effective Committees. Board Basics.

    Ingram, Richard T.

    1996-01-01

    The executive board of the college or university governing board has the central purpose of strengthening the board's performance by helping it function efficiently and effectively. Because the executive committee can undermine trustee morale by abusing its authority, the entire governing board must decide the extent of the powers delegated to the…

  2. The Audit Committee. Effective Committees. Board Basics.

    Ostrom, John S.

    1996-01-01

    In many colleges and universities the responsibility of the governing board's audit committee is to arrange and oversee regular audits of financial activities, comply with donor restrictions on gifts, adhere to laws and regulations, and conform to established board policies. Membership of three to five is usually sufficient, and while the…

  3. 78 FR 32699 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-05-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710-09-P...

  4. 78 FR 14400 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-03-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine life; --Work program of the Committee and...

  5. 77 FR 22057 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-04-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710-09-P...

  6. 78 FR 17466 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-03-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an..., Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710-09-P...

  7. 78 FR 48217 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-08-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an..., Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710-09-P...

  8. 75 FR 27856 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-05-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... Warner, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710-09-P...

  9. 77 FR 52106 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-08-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an..., Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. BILLING CODE 4710-09-P...

  10. 76 FR 36613 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2011-06-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an.../imo . Dated: June 14, 2011. Greg O'Brien, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of...

  11. 78 FR 32698 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-05-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... --Consideration of the report of the Technical Co-operation Committee --Protection of vital shipping...

  12. 75 FR 30002 - Federal Advisory Committee; Threat Reduction Advisory Committee

    2010-05-28

    ... Office of the Secretary Federal Advisory Committee; Threat Reduction Advisory Committee AGENCY... the charter for the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as the Committee). FOR... Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and the Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency on the...

  13. 75 FR 60430 - Federal Advisory Committee; Threat Reduction Advisory Committee

    2010-09-30

    ... of the Secretary Federal Advisory Committee; Threat Reduction Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of... announces a meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as ``the Committee..., October 21, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Heritage...

  14. Burnout: de stand van zaken

    Taris, T.; Houtman, I.L.D.; Schaufeli, W

    2013-01-01

    Dit artikel geeft een overzicht van de stand van zaken in het onderzoek naar burnout. Burnout is een syndroom van extreme vermoeidheid (uitputting), afstand nemen van het werk (distantie) en weinig vertrouwen in het eigen kunnen (verminderde competentie), waarbij de oorzaken voor deze aspecten gelegen zijn in hetzij de werksfeer, hetzij de manier waarop werknemers omgaan met stresserende aspecten in hun werk. Als werkgerelateerd fenomeen onderscheidt burnout zich van vergelijkbare psychische ...

  15. Factors affecting forage stand establishment

    Sulc R.M.

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Significant advances have been made in our knowledge of forage seed physiology, technology, and stand establishment practices; however, stand establishment continues to be one of the most common production problems affecting forage crops in the USA. There is a need for research on stand establishment of forage crops under abiotic and biotic stress. Although the forage seed industry produces and markets seed of high quality, new methods of assessing seed vigor are needed and their use should be expanded in the industry to enable matching seed lot performance to specific environmental conditions where performance can be maximized. Seed treatment and seed coating are used in the forage seed industry, and studies have shown they are of benefit in some environments. There is an increase in no-tillage seeding of forage crops, but improvements in the no-tillage planting equipment are needed to make them better suited to small seeds. Other recent developments in seeding techniques include broadcasting seed with dry granular and fluid fertilizers, which improves the efficiency of the seeding operation.

  16. Reducing stand densities in immature and mature stands, applegate watershed, southwest Oregon. Forest Service research note

    Main, M.L.; Amaranthus, M.P.

    1996-02-01

    In the study the authors examined conditions following density management treatments in two adjacent but dissimilar stands in Applegate Watershed, Oregon. An immature stand received a unique density reduction treatment retaining both hardwoods and conifers to encourage long-term survival and growth of its coniferous component. The mature stand density reduction treatment focused on removal of the competitive influence from overstocked, surpressed understory trees and maintaining existing large-diameter conifers. Precommercial thinning greatly reduced stand density and increased quadratic mean diameters in the immature stand. In the immature stand the combination of commercial and precommercial thinnings produced a reduced stand density designed to improve overall stand vigor.

  17. Compatible growth models and stand density diagrams

    This paper discusses a stand average growth model based on the self-thinning rule developed and used to generate stand density diagrams. Procedures involved in testing are described and results are included

  18. 24 CFR 203.34 - Credit standing.

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Credit standing. 203.34 Section 203.34 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development (Continued....34 Credit standing. A mortgagor must have a general credit standing satisfactory to the Commissioner....

  19. 24 CFR 206.37 - Credit standing.

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Credit standing. 206.37 Section 206... CONVERSION MORTGAGE INSURANCE Eligibility; Endorsement Eligible Mortgagors § 206.37 Credit standing. Each mortgagor must have a general credit standing satisfactory to the Secretary....

  20. Molecular characteristics of norovirus in 3 outbreak-episodes of gastroenteritis in Zhejiang from 2008 to 2009%浙江省2008-2009年三起诺如病毒胃肠炎暴发的病原分子特征分析

    龚黎明; 葛琼; 陈寅; 卢亦愚; 张严峻; 严菊英; 周敏; 史雯

    2011-01-01

    目的 分析浙江省3起病毒性胃肠炎暴发疫情的诺如病毒分子特征.方法 收集监测期间病毒性胃肠炎暴发疫情患者的粪便标本,采用荧光定量RT-PCR方法检测诺如病毒,并选择部分阳性标本扩增部分多聚酶区(RdRp)和衣壳蛋白区,同时采用3′RACE(rapidamplification of cDNA 3′ends)扩增诺如病毒基因组3′末端,获得完整的开放读码框架(ORF)2和ORF3序列.结果 3起暴发疫情共检测标本62份,诺如病毒阳性41份,其中诺如病毒Ⅰ(G Ⅰ)基因组阳性27例,Ⅱ基因组(GⅡ)阳性9例,G Ⅰ+GⅡ阳性5例.结果 显示,引起浙江省2008-2009年3起病毒性胃肠炎暴发疫情的诺如病毒具有病毒基因型的多样性,包括G Ⅰ.8、GⅡ.b、GⅠ.2与GⅠ.6重组株、GⅠ.8和GⅡ-b混合感染.结论 诺如病毒是浙江省病毒性腹泻暴发疫情的重要病原体,呈现出病毒基因型的多样性,并在省内首次检测到诺如病毒的重组和混合感染毒株.%Objective To study the molecular characteristic of norovirus in 3 outbreaks of gastroenteritis in Zhejiang province. Methods During January 2008 and December 2009, fecal specimens of patients were collected from 3 outbreaks of acute viral gastroenteritis. Noroviruses were detected by Real-time RT-PCR. Part of the positive samples were randomly selected and detected by RT-PCR. PCR products were sequenced. Sequence analysis was undertaken based on partial sequence of RNA dependent RNA polymerase(RdRp)and capsid protein gene. Some positive samples were amplified by 3' RACE(rapid amplification of cDNA 3' ends), 3200 bp in length. The exact whole ORF2, ORF3 and 3' untranslation regions(UTR)gene of norovims were identified. Results There were in total 3 outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis caused by norovirus being reported. A total of 62 stools were obtained from cases with acute gastroentefitis. Noroviruses were detected in 41 cases including 27 strains of genogroup Ⅰ norovirus and 9 strains of

  1. 湖南省2008-2009年狂犬病病原学监测及病毒基因特征分析%Surveillance on the etiology and genetic characteristics of rabies in Hunan province, from 2008 to 2009

    高立冬; 唐青; 刘运芝; 蔡亮; 刘富强; 张红; 胡世雄; 陶晓燕; 李浩; 刘佳惠; 王世清

    2011-01-01

    目的 分析2008-2009年湖南省狂犬病病原学监测结果及新分离病毒的N基因分子特征.方法 采用直接免疫荧光法(DFA)、巢式PCR检测狂犬病监测标本,阳性标本应用ABI3730测序仪对N基因进行全序列测序;运用生物信息学方法分析N基因特征及序列同源性,构建系统进化树,分析新分离病毒株遗传特征并与以往分离株比较.结果 1451份监测犬脑组织标本中DFA初筛阳性31份,阳性率为2.14%;31份DFA阳性标本经巢式PCR复核,17份阳性,阳性率为1.17%;巢式PCR检测疑似狂犬病病例唾液、脑脊液、血清及尿液标本56份,3份阳性,阳性率为5.36%;新分离的阳性株与巴斯德株进行N基因序列比较,核苷酸和氨基酸同源性均在87.2%~ 87.9%之间;成功构建系统进化树,新分离的20株病毒全部属于基因Ⅰ型.新分离病毒株与湖南省内、邻省和国际株比较存在不同的亲缘关系.结论 湖南省狂犬病病例及犬携带病毒的情况较为稳定,流行株仍为基因Ⅰ型,未发生变异.%Objective To analyze the etiology of rabies in Hunan province and the genetic characteristics of rabies N gene isolated from 2008 to 2009.Methods Direct immunofluorescence assay (DFA) and nested PCR were employed to detect the monitoring samples including brain tissues of dogs and saliva,serum or urine which were collected in 2008 to 2009,from the rabies patients.Positive samples were sequenced by ABI3730 gene analyzer for the full length of the N gene target.The homology and hpylogeography of the rabies virus were analyzed after the phylogenetic tree was constructed by Blast,Clustal W and Mega 4.0 software.Results Of the 1451 tissue samples from the dogs' brain,31 were positive under DFA and the positive rate was 2.14%.The DFA positive samples were redeteeted by RT-PCR and the positive rate was 1.17%.56 samples of saliva,serum and urine samples were detected by RT-PCR from the rabies patients,with 3 positives

  2. Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial.

    Stepanyan, Sofia T; Sidhu, Shawn S; Bath, Eraka

    2016-01-01

    Competency to stand trial is interpreted as a protected due process right for all defendants and is defined as a defendant's fundamental knowledge and understanding of the criminal charges being filed, roles and procedures within the courtroom, and a general ability to work with the defense counsel. Questions of competency are most often raised by the judge, defense, or the prosecution, and competency evaluations are most often completed by psychiatrists or psychologists with forensic training or work experience. Mental illness, intellectual disability, developmental disorders, and developmental immaturity are the 4 main factors considered in most juvenile competency evaluations. PMID:26593118

  3. Beyond Technology, there Stands Magic

    Lúcia Fernandes Lobato

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This article shows evidence that despite the prominent influences of the technological revolution and the spectacular panoramas on the contemporary world, magic seems to stand beyond technology. To support this hypothesis, the author investigates the images on the cinema, pointing out that to discover magic in a film, for instance, it is necessary to recognize its subjective structures disguised in the objectivity of the screen. Finally, the author indicates that in the field of image production, dance films that are created out of a cross-disciplinary effort are another by product of the fusion between art and video, born out of technological advancements.

  4. The project New forest stand map

    Within the scope of the project New forest stand map an operational procedure was developed to derive automatically forest stand parameters from airborne laser scanner and satellite data. Those stand parameters were development stage, species combination, crown cover and standing timber volume. Optional were number of trees, dominant tree height and others. The degree of automation is high. The automatically delineated stand boundaries were visually controlled and corrected. All stand parameters were then derived completely automatically. The applicability of the procedure developed was demonstrated with three test sites containing 3000 ha of forest. The New forest stand map was developed as a saleable product. The procedure is robust regarding varying data situations and forest conditions. (author)

  5. Solar Charged Stand Alone Inverter

    M.Vasugi

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with solar powered stand alone inverter which converts the variable dc output of a photovoltaic solar panel into ac that can be fed to loads. Stand alone inverters are used in systems where the inverter get its energy from batteries charged by photo voltaic arrays. A charge controller limits the rate at which electric current is added to or drawn from electric batteries. This charge discharge controller is needed to prevent the battery from being overcharged or discharged thus prolonging its life. The charge/discharge control is necessary in order to achieve safety and increase the capacity of the battery. The project has been tested according its operational purposes. Maximum power rating of the experimented solar charge controller is 100W according battery capacities. Cost effective solar charge controller has been designed and implemented to have efficient system and much longer battery lifetime. The dc output is given to inverter and then it is supplied to loads. This method is very cheap and cost effective.

  6. LANDSAT Committee appointed

    Richman, Barbara T.

    At its June 7-8 meeting, the 15-member LANDSAT advisory committee passed a resolution that calls for testing the feasibility of transferring the land remote sensing satellite system to private ownership. The committee, appointed last month to advise Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige on the management of Landsat, includes representatives of industry, the academic community, and state and local governments.The committee, chaired by Michel T. Halbouty, consulting geologist and petroleum engineer at the Houston-based Halbouty Center, reports to Baldrige through the administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA will become responsible for LANDSAT operations in January 1983. The National Earth Satellite Service will manage these LANDSAT operations and will provide support services for the advisory committee's quarterly meetings. The resolution that the committee passed at its first meeting outlined a four-step process by which the Commerce Department can evaluate the feasibility of transferring the operational land remote sensing satellite system to private industry. The possible transfer is in keeping with the Reagan administration's policy to shift some government-supported activities to the private sector.

  7. International Committee expands structure

    Bush, Susan

    AGU's Committee on International Participation has recently undergone a restructuring, or “perestroika,” according to International Secretary Juan Roederer. By establishing the new ad hoc Regional Advisory Committees (RACs) and Corresponding Members, AGU will help assure that it is serving its worldwide membership and strengthening its international relations.The CIP, through the new RACs, will identify the needs of geophysicists outside the United States and Canada and add services not currently available and enhance existing services. The International Secretary will then make recommendations to the appropriate AGU program and administrative committees. The CIP may also propose special activities such as the ongoing Berkner Membership Program for developing countries and the Latin America Visiting Scientist Program.

  8. 75 FR 9898 - Consumer Advisory Committee

    2010-03-04

    ... COMMISSION Consumer Advisory Committee AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Commission announces the next meeting date and agenda of its Consumer Advisory Committee (``Committee''). The purpose of the ] Committee is to make recommendations to the Commission regarding...

  9. 75 FR 4819 - Consumer Advisory Committee

    2010-01-29

    ... COMMISSION Consumer Advisory Committee AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Commission announces the next meeting date and agenda of its Consumer Advisory Committee (``Committee''). The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Commission regarding...

  10. 78 FR 20918 - Consumer Advisory Committee

    2013-04-08

    ... representative is as follows (* indicates new appointment): AARP--Chris Baker American Consumer Institute... COMMISSION Consumer Advisory Committee AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... Consumer Advisory Committee (Committee). The Commission further announces the Committee's next meeting...

  11. The European Mathematical Society Ethics Committee

    Jensen, Arne

    2011-01-01

    The Executive Committee of the European Mathematical Society created an Ethics Committee in the Spring of 2010.......The Executive Committee of the European Mathematical Society created an Ethics Committee in the Spring of 2010....

  12. 29 CFR 511.7 - Committee staff.

    2010-07-01

    ... serve as committee counsel, and an economist, to serve as committee economist. Committee counsel shall... and economist shall be available to advise and assist the committee at all of its meetings....

  13. 76 FR 75874 - Technology Advisory Committee

    2011-12-05

    ... COMMISSION Technology Advisory Committee AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC''). ACTION: Notice of Meeting of Technology Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: The Technology Advisory Committee will hold..., attention: Office of the Secretary. Please use the title ``Technology Advisory Committee'' in any...

  14. 76 FR 8715 - Technology Advisory Committee

    2011-02-15

    ... COMMISSION Technology Advisory Committee AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC''). ACTION: Notice of meeting of Technology Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: The Technology Advisory Committee will hold...: Office of the Secretary. Please use the title ``Technology Advisory Committee'' in any written...

  15. 77 FR 21619 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-04-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will... implementation of new measures; Role of the human element; Formal safety assessment; Piracy and armed...

  16. 75 FR 63888 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-10-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... regarding piracy --Matters arising from the 25th extraordinary and the 104th regular sessions of the...

  17. 78 FR 17467 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-03-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... seafarers in the event of a maritime accident. --Piracy. --Collation and preservation of evidence...

  18. 76 FR 12787 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2011-03-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... piracy; --Matters arising from the 105th regular session of the IMO Council; --Technical...

  19. 78 FR 77773 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-12-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... found at: www.uscg.mil/imo . Dated: December 17, 2013. Marc Zlomek, Executive Secretary,...

  20. 77 FR 54648 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-09-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an...; --Noise from commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine life; --Work program of the...

  1. 77 FR 76164 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-12-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... Black Carbon from international shipping --Development of relevant non-mandatory instruments as...

  2. 76 FR 44977 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2011-07-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct two...: http://www.uscg.mil/imo . Dated: July 18, 2011. Greg O'Brien, Senior Oceans Policy Advisor,...

  3. 77 FR 52105 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-08-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an...; --Noise from commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine life; --Work program of the...

  4. 75 FR 75532 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-12-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an.../imo . Dated: November 24, 2010. Jon Trent Warner, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating...

  5. 77 FR 72431 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2012-12-05

    ... meetings were previously noticed in Public Notice Number 7973 [FR Vol, 77, Number 153 (Wednesday August 8... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct...

  6. 75 FR 8176 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-02-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... --Formal safety assessment --Noise from commercial shipping and its adverse impacts on marine life...

  7. 78 FR 77772 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-12-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... --Consideration of the impact on the Arctic of emissions of Black Carbon from international shipping --Review...

  8. 78 FR 6399 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2013-01-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg523/imo . Dated: January 22, 2013. Brian Robinson, Executive Secretary,...

  9. 75 FR 27614 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-05-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an... Maritime Law Institute: --Protection of vital shipping lanes. --External relations: --Report on the...

  10. 76 FR 58330 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2011-09-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct five... vital shipping lanes --Report of the Council to the Assembly on the work of the Organization since...

  11. 76 FR 82027 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2011-12-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct two... against noise on board ships; --Provisions for the reduction of noise from commercial shipping and...

  12. 75 FR 17822 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-04-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, in Room 1422 of the United States Coast...

  13. Thinning in artificially regenerated young beech stands

    Novák Jiří

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Although beech stands are usually regenerated naturally, an area of up to 5,000 ha year−1 is artificially regenerated by beech in the Czech Republic annually. Unfortunately, these stands often showed insufficient stand density and, consequently, lower quality of stems. Therefore, thinning methods developed for naturally regenerated beech stands are applicable with difficulties. The paper evaluates the data from two thinning experiments established in young artificially regenerated beech stands located in different growing conditions. In both experiments, thinning resulted in the lower amount of salvage cut in following years. Positive effect of thinning on periodic stand basal area increment and on periodic diameter increment of dominant trees was found in the beech stand located at middle elevations. On the other hand, thinning effects in mountain conditions were negligible. Thinning focusing on future stand quality cannot be commonly applied in artificially regenerated beech stands because of their worse initial quality and lower density. However, these stands show good growth and response to thinning, hence their management can be focused on maximising beech wood production.

  14. Electrical problems committee report

    This document is the report of the committee appointed to review the experience of the MFE Program with electrical equipment and to suggest actions to minimize future problems. The committee observed that the electrical problems that have occurred could be traced not to misapplication of project and engineering technical principles, but to lack of application of project and engineering management principles. The report is structured so that the first four sections: Introduction, Findings, Recommendations, and Immediate Recommended Actions, can be used as an executive summary. The discussion section and attachments contain further detail

  15. On the Composition of Committees

    Beniers, Klaas; Swank, Otto

    2003-01-01

    textabstractThis paper is concerned with the role of committees in collective decision-making processes in a world where agents must be motivated to collect information. Committees improve the quality of decision-making by providing information and by coordinating the collection of information. We address two types of questions. First, how does the composition of a committee affect final decisions? Second, what is the optimal composition of a committee from the decision maker's point of view?...

  16. SENIOR STAFF ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE (SSAC)

    2000-01-01

    Composition and mandateThe Senior Staff Advancement Committee is composed of members nominated ad persona by the Director-General.The Committee examines proposals from Divisions concerning promotions to grade 13 in Career Path IX, changes of career path to Career Path IX and advancements to the exceptional grade in Career path VIII.The Director-General may consult the Committee on any matter related to senior staff careers.The Committee makes its recommendations to the Director-General.

  17. Audit Committees in Central Banks

    Kenneth Sullivan; Marie-Therese Camilleri; Tonny Lybek

    2007-01-01

    This paper reviews the tasks and design of audit committees, increasingly recommended as a way to strengthen financial accountability and good central bank governance. It outlines the motivations for the establishment of audit committees in commercial corporations and public sector entities, and explains how audit committees interact with other governance bodies within a central bank. The paper focuses on the functions of an audit committee, since the terminology of the governance structure i...

  18. Committee on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences (CAMOS)

    The Committee on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences is a standing committee under the auspices of the Board on Physics and Astronomy, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications of the National Academy of Sciences -- National Research Council. The atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) sciences represent a broad and diverse field in which much of the research is carried out by small groups. These groups generally have not operated in concert with each other and, prior to the establishment of CAMOS, there was no single committee or organization that accepted the responsibility of monitoring the continuing development and assessing the general public health of the field as a whole. CAMOS has accepted this responsibility and currently provides a focus for the AMO community that is unique and essential. The membership of CAMOS is drawn from research laboratories in universities, industry, and government. Areas of expertise on the committee include atomic physics, molecular science, and optics. A special effort has been made to include a balanced representation from the three subfields. (A roster is attached.) CAMOS has conducted a number of studies related to the health of atomic and molecular science and is well prepared to response to requests for studies on specific issues. This report brief reviews the committee work of progress

  19. 78 FR 69642 - Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee

    2013-11-20

    ... the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and...) standing your ground laws, and (vi) women's rights issues; or (B) the Committee will focus on doing a more... the regional office by January 9, 2014. The address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights,...

  20. Refrigeration system having standing wave compressor

    Lucas, Timothy S.

    1992-01-01

    A compression-evaporation refrigeration system, wherein gaseous compression of the refrigerant is provided by a standing wave compressor. The standing wave compressor is modified so as to provide a separate subcooling system for the refrigerant, so that efficiency losses due to flashing are reduced. Subcooling occurs when heat exchange is provided between the refrigerant and a heat pumping surface, which is exposed to the standing acoustic wave within the standing wave compressor. A variable capacity and variable discharge pressure for the standing wave compressor is provided. A control circuit simultaneously varies the capacity and discharge pressure in response to changing operating conditions, thereby maintaining the minimum discharge pressure needed for condensation to occur at any time. Thus, the power consumption of the standing wave compressor is reduced and system efficiency is improved.

  1. Appointment of the General Committee

    GC(IX)/DEC/4. APPOINTMENT OF THE GENERAL COMMITTEE The General Conference elected Canada, the United Arab Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Yugoslavia as additional Members of the General Committee, and duly appointed the Committee for the ninth regular session [l ]. serbia

  2. The Audit Committee. Board Basics

    Ostrom, John S.

    2004-01-01

    The Effective Committees set of booklets comprises publications on the following committees: investment, buildings and grounds, academic affairs, student affairs, finance, development, trustees, audit, compensation, and executive. It is part of the AGB Board Basics Series. This report describes the primary role of an audit committee. The primary…

  3. Spatial prediction of forest stand variables

    Nothdurft, Arne; Saborowski, Joachim; Breidenbach, Johannes

    2009-01-01

    This study aims at the development of a model to predict forest stand variables in management units (stands) from sample plot inventory data. For this purpose we apply a non-parametric most similar neighbour (MSN) approach. The study area is the municipal forest of Waldkirch, 13 km north-east of Freiburg, Germany, which comprises 328 forest stands and 834 sample plots. Low-resolution laser scanning data, classification variables as well rough estimations from the forest management planning se...

  4. Citizens Advisory Committees.

    Stemnock, Suzanne K.

    1968-01-01

    This document contains the results of a national survey designed to determine the composition and location of permanent citizens advisory committees operating within the nation's school districts. The 52 district-wide, continuing citizens advisory bodies identified by 290 responding school systems are listed alphabetically by State. The following…

  5. Correction of electric standing waves

    Kester, Do; Avruch, Ian; Teyssier, David

    2014-12-01

    Electric Standing Waves (ESW) appear in some frequency bands of HIFI, a heterodyne spectrometer aboard the Herschel Space Observatory. ESWs consist of about 10 irregular ripples added to a continuum contribution. They distort the spectra and should be removed. ESWs change so rapidly that the standard ways to mitigate them, do not work. We have built a catalog of thousands of spectra taken on empty sky that contain only the ESW contribution. All ESWs seem to belong to a limited number of multiplicative families. To find representative members of the families we modelled them as splines and chose one representative template model for each family based on Bayesian evidence. The resulting set of models is our catalog of possible ESW templates. To correct a spectrum taken on an astronomical source, we select the template from the catalog that fits with the highest Bayesian evidence and subtract it. This has to be done in the possible presence of spectral lines and of a true astronomical continuuum. Both the true lines and continuum should be unaffected by the procedure. To exclude the lines we use a robustly weighted variety of the (gaussian) likelihood. Ideally the correction should be part of the pipeline with which all HIFI observations have to be processed. This requires a procedure having no failures, no interaction, and limited CPU usage.

  6. The Stand-alone Heliostat

    The first Autonomous Heliostat has been developed by CIEMAT at PSA facilities in Almeria. This heliostat is an innovative approach to reducing the civil engineering work costs in heliostat fields of central tower plants. Channels, cables and other electric elements have been eliminated in the new heliostat. Thus, one 70-nr, classical T glass/metal heliostat has been adapted to include all the new stand-alone concept components. A PV system is able to drive two sun-tracking DC motors between 5 and 24Vdc, 0 and 15A. The heliostat communicates with the control room 400-m away by using a radio-modem working at 9600 baud. An anemometer, a wind switcher, light and ambient temperature sensors have been installed on the heliostat for self-protection decision-making. A PV panel integrated into the heliostat reflecting surface, eliminates cabling and other elements required for a conventional power supply. Communication lines between master control and local control have been replaced by radio-modem. Testing has validated the technical feasibility of the prototype and quantified the real consumption and efficiencies of new elements. The extra costs produced.by the autonomous concepts are compared with the cost of civil work in conventional heliostat field. (Author) 8 refs

  7. Aircraft Stand Allocation with Associated Resource Scheduling

    Justesen, Tor Fog; Larsen, Jesper; Lusby, Richard Martin;

    different ground handling resources (taxiways, aircraft stands, gates, etc) at different times. Each resource can be claimed by at most one turn-round at a time. The aircraft stand allocation problem with associated resource scheduling is the problem of allocating the required ground handling resources to...

  8. Theory of standing spin-wave attenuation

    Exchange attenuation of standing spin waves is calculated for an ultrathin magnetic of the order of exchange length thick. Because of the boundary conditions the wave vectors of spin waves in such films high values that are proportional to the inverse film thickness. The exchange attenuation at such wave vectors becomes dominant and can result in smearing of the standing spin wave spectrum

  9. Making Sense of an Unstable Legislature: Committee Assignments in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, 1946–2001

    Silvina Lilian Danesi; Carleton University; Ludovic Rheault; University of Montreal

    2012-01-01

    Latin American legislatures have gone largely unstudied, with the functioning of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies prior to the 1980s being an entirely unexplored subject. This paper fills that gap by examining the organization of the Chamber, with particular focus on its standing committee system from 1946 to 2001. We assess the portability of two U.S.-based theoretical approaches to legislative organization by applying them to committee assignments. An original data set of Argentine deputie...

  10. PREFACE: Conference Committee

    2016-02-01

    ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Alexander Petrov - Chairman, Kiril Blagoev - Vice-Chairman, Margarita Grozeva - Scientific secretary, Kostadinka Gesheva, Anna Szekeres, Hassan Chamati, Diana Nesheva, Peter Rafailov, Yordan Marinov, Emilia Dimova, Tatyana Ivanova, Radostina Kamburova, Ekaterina Iordanova, Julia Genova, Alexander Donkov, Emilia Vlaikova SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Alexander Petrov, Bulgaria; Nikola Sabotinov, Bulgaria; Kiril Blagoev, Bulgaria; Nicholay Tonchev, Bulgaria; Hassan Chamati, Bulgaria; Marin Gospodinov, Bulgaria; Peter Rafailov, Bulgaria; Emil Vlakhov, Bulgaria; Kostadinka Gesheva, Bulgaria; Anna Szekeres, Bulgaria; Diana Nesheva, Bulgaria; Albena Paskaleva, Bulgaria; Tatyana Ivanova, Bulgaria; Alexander Dreischuh, Bulgaria; Evgenia Valcheva, Bulgaria; Miglena Nikolaeva-Dimitrova, Bulgaria; Sanka Gateva, Bulgaria; Frank Hamelmann, Germany; Nicola Scaramuzza, Italy; G.M.W. Kroesen, Netherlands; Jan van Dijk Netherlands; Andrzej Szewczyk, Poland; Henryk Szymczak, Poland; Krzistof Rogacki, Poland; Ion Mihailescu, Romania; Claes-Goran Granqvist, Sweden; Mikael Jonsson, Sweden; Andrew Livingston, UK; Ludmila Peeva, UK

  11. Managing Journals by Committee

    Starbuck, Edith M.; Purtee, Sharon A.; Kishman, Charles P.; Burgess, Kristen L.; Schick, Leslie C.

    2014-01-01

    What do you do when your serials librarian retires and there is no option to hire a replacement? You form a committee. When the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health Sciences serials librarian retired in early 2010, budget cuts required that the position be eliminated from the personnel lines. While other aspects of her position could be redistributed, rather than reassign another librarian to manage the collection development tasks, the library director decided to pool the responsibilities fo...

  12. ITER physics committee meeting

    This article presents the technical points associated with the ITER project that have been discussed at the committee meeting. The topics include: plasma diagnostics progress report; MHD disruptions and control; edge and pedestal physics; SOL and divertor physics; energetic particles, heating and steady-state operation; transport and internal barrier physics; confinement database and modeling; reports by the designated physics persons on the high-priority physics research areas

  13. Regional-scale stand density management diagrams for Pyrenean oak (Quercus pyrenaica Willd.) stands in north-west Spain

    Castaño-Santamaría J; Barrio-Anta M; Álvarez-Álvarez P

    2013-01-01

    Stand Density Management Diagrams are useful tools for designing and evaluating alternative density management regimes without the need of implementing any silvicultural action, and allowing the future stand conditions to be predicted prior to implementing management schedules. In this study, stand density management diagrams were developed for Pyrenean oak (Quercus pyrenaica Willd.) stands in north-west Spain by including data on stand volume, stand aboveground biomass, stand stem biomass an...

  14. 78 FR 71631 - Committee Name: Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC)

    2013-11-29

    ... SECURITY Committee Name: Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC) AGENCY... Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Information Network... Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC) is an advisory body to the...

  15. On the Composition of Committees

    Beniers, Klaas J.; Otto H. Swank

    2003-01-01

    This paper is concerned with the role of committees in collective decision-makingprocesses in a world where agents must be motivated to collect information. Committees improvethe quality of decision-making by providing information and by coordinating the collection ofinformation. We address two types of questions. First, how does the composition of a committeeaffect final decisions? Second, what is the optimal composition of a committee from thedecision maker's point of view? As to the latter...

  16. Stand, Viewpoint and Method in Sannong Studies

    CaoJinqing

    2005-01-01

    It is now a matter of urgency to consider the issue of sannong (farmers, the countryside and agriculture) against the whole background of reform, opening-up and modernization in China and against the backdrop of the whole world, i.e., against the backdrop of the globalization of capital. In my view, one's stand is a key factor in considering this issue. I use the word “stand” in a relatively broad meaning. To put it simply, where do you stand? At what time and in what space do you stand?

  17. Committee monitors mission vitality in local holding companies.

    Clifton, R

    1987-01-01

    Although consciousness of a religious institute's sponsorship or mission in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was secondary to the more important function of religious formation, the health care environment in recent years has demanded a closer attention to mission. Religious institutes have identified the need to further articulate statements of mission and philosophy and to develop mechanisms to evaluate their effectiveness in promoting the community's values. In response to this need, Bon Secours Health System, Columbia, MD, developed a standing committee, the mission committee, to oversee the mission activities of the entities within each of its local holding companies. Among its responsibilities are the periodic review of programs, the monitoring of social justice actions in which the local corporation may be involved, the recommendation of policy concerning ethical and medical-moral issues to the board of directors, and the identification of educational need in these areas. A special focus on the system's mission activity has been indigent care, an area that the mission committee both monitors and directs. As a governance structure, the mission committee complements rather than detracts from the chief executive officer's responsibility for mission. Since its creation in 1983, it has proved valuable not only in ensuring the system's mission effectiveness but also in integrating the operations and mission perspectives. PMID:10280362

  18. The "Legislative Backbone" keeping the Institution upright? The Role of European Parliament Committees in the EU Policy-Making Process

    Christine Neuhold

    2001-01-01

    Over the past five decades the European Parliament (EP) has moved from being a largely consultative assembly to being a genuine co-legislature. The growth in the EPs powers was accompanied by a revaluation of its Standing Committees. It is in these committees, the legislative backbone of the EP, that scrutiny of European Union (EU) legislation takes place. As in the US Congress the real work of the Parliament is done in its committees. They have become a key element in the EU policy-making pr...

  19. Business ethics in ethics committees?

    Boyle, P

    1990-01-01

    The "Ethics committees" column in this issue of the Hastings Center Report features an introduction by Cynthia B. Cohen and four brief commentaries on the roles hospital ethics committees may play in the making of institutional and public health care policy in the 1990s. The pros and cons of a broader, more public role for ethics committees in reconciling the business and patient care aspects of health care delivery are debated by Cohen in "Ethics committees as corporate and public policy advocates," and by Philip Boyle in this article. Boyle is an associate for ethical studies at The Hastings Center. PMID:2228587

  20. Measurement and Basic Physics Committee of the U.S. Cross-Section Evaluation Working Group annual report 1997

    Smith, D.L. [ed.] [comp.] [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); McLane, V. [ed.] [comp.] [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1997-10-01

    The Cross-Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) is a long-standing committee charged with responsibility for organizing and overseeing the US cross-section evaluation effort. It`s main product is the official US evaluated nuclear data file, ENDF. In 1992 CSEWG added the Measurements Committee to its list of standing committees and subcommittees. This action was based on a recognition of the importance of experimental data in the evaluation process as well as the realization that measurement activities in the US were declining at an alarming rate and needed considerable encouragement to avoid the loss of this resource. The mission of the Committee is to maintain contact with experimentalists in the Us and to encourage them to contribute to the national nuclear data effort. Improved communication and the facilitation of collaborative activities are among the tools employed in achieving this objective. In 1994 the Committee was given an additional mission, namely, to serve as an interface between the applied interests represented in CSEWG and the basic nuclear science community. Accordingly, its name was changed to the Measurement and Basic Physics Committee. The present annual report is the third such document issued by the Committee. It contains voluntary contributions from several laboratories in the US. Their contributions were submitted to the Chairman for compilation and editing.

  1. Steel erected at A-3 Test Stand

    2008-01-01

    Workers erect the first fabricated steel girders to arrive at the A-3 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center. Steel work began at the construction site Oct. 29 and is scheduled to continue into next spring.

  2. Basic Stand Alone Carrier Line Items PUF

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — This release contains the Basic Stand Alone (BSA) Carrier Line Items Public Use Files (PUF) with information from Medicare Carrier claims. The CMS BSA Carrier Line...

  3. Basic Stand Alone Medicare Outpatient Procedures PUF

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — This release contains the Basic Stand Alone (BSA) Outpatient Procedures Public Use Files (PUF) with information from Medicare outpatient claims. The CMS BSA...

  4. Minnesota DNR Forest Stand Inventory Version 2

    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This layer is a digital inventory of individual forest stands. The data is collected by DNR Foresters in each DNR Forestry Administrative Area, and is updated on a...

  5. Tasty Stand-Ins for Salt

    ... Ginger Mint Nutmeg Oregano Paprika/smoked paprika Parsley Rosemary Salt-free seasoning mix Tarragon Thyme Use Condiments, ... Much of a Good Thing / Labels: For your health / Quiz: What's the buzz about salt? / Tasty Stand- ...

  6. Basic Stand Alone Medicare Hospice Beneficiary PUF

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — This release contains the Basic Stand Alone (BSA) Hospice Beneficiary Public Use Files (PUF) with information from Medicare hospice claims. The CMS BSA Hospice...

  7. TMS delivered for A-3 Test Stand

    2010-01-01

    A state-of-the-art thrust measurement system for the A-3 Test Stand under construction at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center was delivered March 17. Once completed, the A-3 stand (seen in background) will allow simulated high-altitude testing on the next generation of rocket engines for America's space program. Work on the stand began in 2007, with activation scheduled for 2012. The stand is the first major test structure to be built at Stennis since the 1960s. The recently delivered TMS was fabricated by Thrust Measurement Systems in Illinois. It is an advanced calibration system capable of measuring vertical and horizontal thrust loads with an accuracy within 0.15 percent at 225,000 pounds.

  8. 78 FR 69991 - Advisory Committee; Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee; Termination

    2013-11-22

    ... established on April 24, 1984 (49 FR 20809; May 17, 1984). The purpose of the Committee was to review and... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 14 Advisory Committee; Veterinary Medicine... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the termination of the Veterinary Medicine...

  9. Inexpensive Guitar Stand Project Really Rocks!

    Horath, Larry; Horath, Elyse

    2010-01-01

    Anyone who plays a guitar needs a stand to hold the guitar when he or she is not playing it. A guitar is not an instrument that one can lay down or prop against the wall without risking potentially catastrophic and long-term damage. There are several options in pre-made guitar stands made for single or multiple guitars, but as an alternative that…

  10. 77 FR 36250 - Recreation Resource Advisory Committees

    2012-06-18

    ... Forest Service Recreation Resource Advisory Committees AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Call for nominations for the Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: The Secretary of Agriculture has established the Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation...

  11. 76 FR 34124 - RTCA Program Management Committee

    2011-06-10

    ... Meeting Management. Other Business. Schedule for Committee Deliverables and Next Meeting Date. Adjourn... Federal Aviation Administration RTCA Program Management Committee AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Program Management Committee meeting. SUMMARY: The FAA is...

  12. 76 FR 58077 - RTCA Program Management Committee

    2011-09-19

    ..., Agency Committee Management Office, Business Operations Group, AJP-92, NextGen & Operations Planning... Federal Aviation Administration RTCA Program Management Committee AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Program Management Committee meeting. SUMMARY: The FAA is...

  13. 75 FR 22435 - Notice of Committee Meeting

    2010-04-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Notice of Committee Meeting Title: Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting. The... of the human element --Formal safety assessment --Piracy and armed robbery against ships...

  14. 78 FR 44519 - Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

    2013-07-24

    ... Office of the Secretary Forest Resource Coordinating Committee AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; Re-establishment of the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee and call for nominations. SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture re-established the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee...

  15. 78 FR 34035 - Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

    2013-06-06

    ... Forest Service Forest Resource Coordinating Committee AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee will meet via teleconference every month on... conference call will be posted to the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Web site,...

  16. 78 FR 73819 - Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

    2013-12-09

    ... Forest Service Forest Resource Coordinating Committee AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of...-18, 2013 meeting of the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee due to the Government partial shutdown... INFORMATION CONTACT: Maya Solomon, Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Program Coordinator; by phone...

  17. 78 FR 50040 - Technology Advisory Committee

    2013-08-16

    ... COMMISSION Technology Advisory Committee AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of Meeting of Technology Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on September 12, 2013, the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a...

  18. 76 FR 776 - Technology Advisory Committee

    2011-01-06

    ... COMMISSION Technology Advisory Committee AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC''). ACTION: Notice of meeting of Technology Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: The Technology Advisory Committee will hold...., Washington, DC 20581, attention: Office of the Secretary. Please use the title ``Technology...

  19. 75 FR 58367 - Technology Advisory Committee Meeting

    2010-09-24

    ... COMMISSION Technology Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC''). ACTION: Notice of meeting of Technology Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: The Technology Advisory Committee...., Washington, DC 20581, attention: Office of the Secretary. Please use the title ``Technology...

  20. Birch Stands Growth Increase in Western Siberia

    Kharuk, Viacheslav I.; Kuzmichev, Valeriy V.; Im, Sergey T.; Ranson, Kenneth J.

    2014-01-01

    Birch (Betula pendula Roth) growth within the Western Siberia forest-steppe was analyzed based on long-term (1897-2006) inventory data (height, diameter at breast height [dbh], and stand volume). Analysis of biometry parameters showed increased growth at the beginning of twenty-first century compared to similar stands (stands age = 40-60 years) at the end of nineteenth century. Mean height, dbh, and stem volume increased from 14 to 20 m, from 16 to 22 cm, and from approx. 63 to approx. 220 cu m/ha, respectively. Significant correlations were found between the stands mean height, dbh, and volume on the one hand, and vegetation period length (r(sub s) = 0.71 to 0.74), atmospheric CO2 concentration (r(sub s) = 0.71 to 0.76), and drought index (Standardized Precipitation-Evapotranspiration Index, r(sub s) = -0.33 to -0.51) on the other hand. The results obtained have revealed apparent climate-induced impacts (e.g. increase of vegetation period length and birch habitat drying due to drought increase) on the stands growth. Along with this, a high correlation of birch biometric parameters and [CO2] in ambient air indicated an effect of CO2 fertilization. Meanwhile, further drought increase may switch birch stand growth into decline and greater mortality as has already been observed within the Trans-Baikal forest-steppe ecotone.

  1. Taking a Stand for Children Through Lewis Hine’s Lens

    Frédéric Perrier

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Benjamin Kwan and Christopher Nguyen are 14 and study at Irvine, CA, Lakeside Middle School, Jon Pang, U.S.A. They competed for the National History Day Junior Group Documentary Prize, and placed first at the State level and sixth at Nationals with their ten minute-film: “Taking a Stand for Children Through Lewis Hine’s Lens”.Their documentary concentrates on Lewis W. Hine’s crusade against child-labor with the National Child Labor Committee [1906-1918] and shows how he conducted thorough inv...

  2. Scientific Programme Committee

    2013-02-01

    Scientific Programme Committee A. Blondel, University of Geneva A. Cervera, IFIC M. Dracos, IN2P3 I. Efhymiopoulos, CERN J. Ellis, CERN S. Geer, FNAL R. Garoby, CERN M. Goodman, ANL D. Harris, FNAL T. Hasegawa, KEK P. Huber, Virginia Tech. D. Kaplan, IIT Y.D. Kim, Sejong University H. Kirk, BNL Y. Kuno, Osaka University K. Long, Imperial College N.K. Mondal, TIFR J. Morfin, FNAL Y. Mori, Kyoto University K. Nishikawa, KEK V. Palladino, University of Napoli C. Prior, RAL F.J.P. Soler, University of Glasgow J. Strait, FNAL R. Svoboda, University of California Davis F. Terranova, LN Frascati M. Zisman, LBNL Local Organizing Committee E. Benedetto, CERN/NTUA C. Blanchard, University of Geneva A. Blondel, University of Geneva (co-chair) I. Efthymiopoulos, CERN (co-chair) F. Dufour, University of Geneva F. Girard-Madoux, CERN E. Gschwendtner, CERN A. Korzenev, University of Geneva M. Morer-Olafsen, CERN S. Murphy, University of Geneva G. Prior, CERN G. Wikström, University of Geneva E. Wildner, CERN Sponsors EuCARD European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Swiss Institute for Particle Physics (CHIPP) University of Geneva

  3. 75 FR 54853 - Census Advisory Committees

    2010-09-09

    ... Committees provide an organized and continuing channel of communication between the representative race and ethnic populations and the Census Bureau. The Committees provide an outside- user perspective and...

  4. Investigation of sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit in an above knee amputee

    Gao, Fan; Zhang, Fan; Huang, He

    2011-01-01

    the objective of this pilot study is twofold: 1) to extract key factors/features in sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit (STS) performed by an above knee (AK) amputee; 2) to propose a convenient way to quantify symmetry. One male unilateral transfemoral amputee participated in the pilot study. The subject was instructed to rise in a comfortable and natural manner and conduct a series of sit-to-stand, stand-to-sit. We simultaneously measured kinematics, kinetics and muscle activities. Principal compo...

  5. Nuclear safety advisory committee (NSAC)

    The NNSA convened 12th Meeting of NSAC in 1996. The main topic was to conduct consulting on the review of CP for QSNPP and to discuss on CP conditions. And also the 13th meeting of NSAC was convened by the NNSA at Beijing. The main topic was to discuss the review of the CP for Daqing 200 MW NHR and give consulting comments. The NNSA held 4 sub-committee meetings in 1996: 1. Sub-Committee Meeting on reactor engineering, radiation protection, and emergency response; 2. Sub-Committee Enlarged Meeting on siting; 3. Sub-committee Enlarged Meeting on mechanical equipment; 4. Sub-Committee Enlarged Meeting on fuel cycle, radiation protection, and emergency response

  6. A study to assess completeness of project application forms submitted to Institutional Ethics Committees (IEC of a tertiary care hospital

    Yashashri C Shetty

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To review Ethics Committee (EC application forms and to find out similarities and differences in content of five ECs forms in India. Materials and Methods: The completeness of EC application forms was assessed on the following themes: title, study team, sponsor responsibility, scientific aspects, patient safety, regulatory permissions, Informed consent process from 2008-2009. Application forms (available online of 5 ECs were studied and compared. Results: A total of 445 application forms were analyzed, 382 were academic, 63 were sponsored. The common deficiencies in academic studies were inappropriate titles (25.13%, lack of budget details (90%. More than 95% studies had not mentioned the method of recruitment. The issue of vulnerability was not marked in more than 50% of studies. Compensation for participation/injury was poorly stated in academic (99% studies. Among industry sponsored studies, 98% were compliant with regulatory permissions and 41% were CTRI registered. The information pertaining to Informed Consent was mentioned in all forms. Comparative analysis of application forms of 5 ECs showed that the requirements for submission were similar except 1-2 ECs asked for additional information like percentage of time allotted by investigator for studies, GCP training of study team, certification by investigator regarding accuracy of local versions of Informed consent. Conclusion: Our study recommends that increased awareness and vigilance by investigators of academic studies regarding submission of applications to EC will increase efficiency and speed of review process. A common application form for all ECs across India would be an important step to achieve uniformity in functioning of ethics committees.

  7. DOE Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) Subcommittee Report on Scientific and Technical Information

    Hey, Tony [eScience Institute, University of Washington; Agarwal, Deborah [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Borgman, Christine [University of California, Los Angeles; Cartaro, Concetta [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Crivelli, Silvia [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Van Dam, Kerstin Kleese [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Luce, Richard [University of Oklahoma; Arjun, Shankar [CADES, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Trefethen, Anne [University of Oxford; Wade, Alex [Microsoft Research, Microsoft Corporation; Williams, Dean [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    2015-09-04

    The Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) was charged to form a standing subcommittee to review the Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and to begin by assessing the quality and effectiveness of OSTI’s recent and current products and services and to comment on its mission and future directions in the rapidly changing environment for scientific publication and data. The Committee met with OSTI staff and reviewed available products, services and other materials. This report summaries their initial findings and recommendations.

  8. The national medical cyclotron facility : statement of evidence to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

    A proposal is made for the establishment of the national medical cyclotron by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), located at the operated jointly with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), Sydney. The proposal calls for the acquisition of a cyclotron and associated equipment together with the construction of a building to house the cyclotron and the radiopharmaceutical production facilities as well as the establishment of a positron emission tomography (PET) facility. The national medical cyclotron will produce radioisotopes for immediate medical application within the hospital and for nation-wide distribution. It will also provide PET facilities for the investigation and diagnosis of diseases of high social cost such as epilepsy, stroke, heart disease, cancer and certain psychiatric disorders. The estimated capital cost of the installation is $16.4M (January 1988) plus $4.1M for the purchase of the PET Camera

  9. Proceedings of the Standing Senate committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources. Issue no.12

    Bill C-13, An Act to establish a federal environmental assessment process. First Proceedings on: Study on the policy options available to the government to achieve the objective of containing emissions associated with energy production and use in Canada with a view to improving the environment and to make recommendations thereon

  10. Proceedings of the Standing Senate committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources. Issue no.13

    Second Proceedings on: Study on the policy options available to the government to achieve the objective of containing emissions associated with energy production and use in Canada with a view to improving the environment and to make recommendations thereon

  11. Progress Report from the Standing Committee on the Hydrologic Measurement Technology of CUAHSI

    Krajewski, W.; Selker, J.; Carlson, D.; Eichinger, W.; Ferre, T.; Fowler, J.; Grant, G.; Hermance, J.; Hopmans, J.; McDonnell, J.; McKnight, D.; Parlange, M.; Steenhuis, T.; Toran, L.; Tyler, S.; Welty, C.; Wilson, J.

    2002-05-01

    We report the CUAHSI Hydrologic Measurement Technology Facility (HMTF) structure. We present a working model for the HMTF that will empower the hydrologic community and effectively transform hydrology in the university community. This transformation will occur through use of a wide spectrum of technologies, reduction of uncertainty in the data, unification of quality standards, and support for studies at a range of spatial and temporal scales. Hydrology as a field is technology poor and the access to instrumentation and associated support in terms of planning and conducting field experiments, calibration and evaluation facility for sensors, instrument development, data acquisition, storage and sharing is inadequate. The concept is that the HMTF will support intensive campaigns for single investigators through to large scale multidisciplinary research field research programs. This major national facility will have first and foremost the expert personel including the engineers, technicians, scientists, needed to support university investigators in the planning, design and operation of field campaigns throughout the world. This facility will include instrument development and calibration labs, machine shops, instrumentation storage and maintenance, and data archival from all the campaigns supported by HMTF. The annual budget will include: personnel; equipment acquisition; field deployment; calibration; maintenance and repair of equipment; development and testing of new instrumentation; and visiting scientist and post-doctoral programs. We discuss the proposed peer-reviewed operational and logistic rules of resource allocation.

  12. First Results of Monitoring of Stand Structure Changes in Unmanaged Beech Stands in NP Plitvice Lakes

    Vladimir Novotny

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Background and Purpose: It is possible to monitor and study the natural growth and development of the forest ecosystems in the example of protected forest stands, which were excluded from management, and which are not under a negative influence of human activity. Therefore the aim of the research through the repeated measurements is to estimate the stand structure development on the Medveđak permanent experimental plot in the Plitvice Lakes national park area. In this paper we presented the first preliminary results of established monitoring, i.e. comparison of results of stand structure elements between two measurements (1998 and 2008. Furthermore, obtained results were compared with data from growth-yield tables for common beech stands similar characteristics as researched stand. In this case data from growth-yield tables present managed pure beech stands. Material and Methods: The permanent experimental plot was set in 1998 in the natural stand of mountain beech forest (Lamio orvale-Fagetum sylvaticae Ht. 1938. It is in rectangular shape, dimensions 100×100m, with subplot 60×60 m and 30×30 m. The plot is founded according to the experimental plot setting methodology (Dubravac & Novotny, 1992 and Novotny, 1997 extended on the ICP Forest workgroup demand. Tree crown damage assessment was repeated in 2003, and in June 2008 another measurement of basic stand structural elements was done. Results and Conclusion: The results in this paper show the development of the observed structural elements of the pure beech stand in the natural conditions without the management activities. According to the results of stand structure development (shape of diameter distribution, number of trees, stand basal area and volume and results obtained in other research at the same plot [9] (number, vitality and quality of beech young growth it can be concluded that our stand is developing towards the optimum phase of the secondary virgin forest. Furthermore

  13. Committees and organizers

    2011-07-01

    Chairman:Jozef Spałek (Kraków) Program Committee:Stephen Blundell (Oxford), J Michael D Coey (Dublin), Dominique Givord (Grenoble), Dariusz Kaczorowski (Wrocław), Roman Micnas (Poznań), Marek Przybylski (Halle), Ludiwig Schultz (Dresden), Vladimir Sechovsky (Prague), Jozef Spałek (Kraków), Henryk Szymczak (Warszawa), Manuel Vázquez (Madrid) Publication Committee:Dariusz Kaczorowski, Robert Podsiadły, Jozef Spałek, Henryk Szymczak, Andrzej Szytuła Local committee:Maria Bałanda, Anna Majcher, Robert Podsiadły, Michał Rams, Andrzej Ślebarski, Krzysztof Tomala Editors of the Proceedings:Jozef Spałek, Krzysztof Tomala, Danuta Goc-Jagło, Robert Podsiadły, Michał Rams, Anna Majcher Plenary, semi-plenary and tutorial speakers:Ernst Bauer (Wien)Stephen Blundell (Oxford)J Michael D Coey (Dublin)Russell P Cowburn (London)Burkard Hillebrands (Kaiserslautern)Claudine Lacroix (Grenoble)Lluís Mañosa (Barcelona)María del Carmen Muñoz (Madrid)Bernard Raveau (Caen)Pedro Schlottmann (Tallahassee)Frank Steglich (Dresden)Oliver Waldmann (Freiburg) Invited speakers within symposia: R Ahuja (Uppsala)A Kirilyuk (Nijmegen) M Albrecht (Vienna)L Theil Kuhn (Roskilde) K Bärner (Göttingen)J Liu (Dresden) U Bovensiepen (Duisburg)G Lorusso (Modena) V Buchelnikov (Chelyabinsk)M M Maska (Katowice) B Chevalier (Bordeaux)Y Mukovskii (Moscow) O Chubykalo-Fesenko (Madrid)M Pannetier-Lecoeur (Saclay) A V Chumak (Kaiserslautern)G Papavassiliou (Athens) J M D Coey (Dublin)K R Pirota (Campinas) B Dabrowski (DeKalb)P Przyslupski (Warszawa) S Das (Aveiro)M Reiffers (Košice) A del Moral (Zaragoza)K Sandeman (London) V E Demidov (Muenster)D Sander (Halle) B Djafari-Rouhani (Lille)M Sawicki (Sendai/Warsaw) H A Dürr (Menlo Park)J Schaefer (Würzburg) J Fassbender (Dresden)H Schmidt (Wetzikon) J Fontcuberta (Barcelona)J Spałek (Kraków) V Garcia (Orsay)L Straka (Helsinki) J N Gonçalves (Aveiro)A Szewczyk (Warszawa) M E Gruner (Duisburg)Y Taguchi (Wako) G Gubbiotti (Perugia)A Thiaville

  14. Measurement committee of the US cross section evaluation working group. Annual report, 1995

    The Cross Section Evaluation Working Group is a long-standing committee charged with the responsibility for organizing and overseeing the U.S. cross-section evaluation effort. It's main product is the official U.S. evaluated nuclear data file, ENDF; the current version of this file is Version VI. All evaluations included in ENDF are reviewed and approved by CSEWG and issued by the U.S. Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory. CSEWG is comprised of volunteers from the U.S. nuclear data community who possess expertise in evaluation methodologies and who collectively have been responsible for producing most of the evaluations included in ENDF. In 1992 CSEWG added the Measurements Committee to its list of standing committees and subcommittees. This was based on recognition of the importance of experimental data in the evaluation process as well as the realization that measurement activities in the U.S. were declining at an alarming rate. The mission of the Committee is to establish a network of experimentalists in the U.S. which would provide encouragement to the national nuclear data measurement effort through improved communication and facilitation of collaborative activities. The Committee currently has 19 members, and interested scientists are welcome to join the network simply by contacting the Chairman. For reference, the names of the current members and contact information are contained in this report. This annual report is the first such document issued by the Committee. It contains voluntary contributions from 10 laboratories in the U.S. which have been prepared by members of the Committee and submitted to the Chairman for compilation and editing. This report is being distributed in hard copy and is also available on-line via the National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory. It is hoped that the information provided here on the work that is going on at the reporting laboratories will prove interesting and stimulating to the readers

  15. Standing on a declining surface reduces transient prolonged standing induced low back pain development.

    Gallagher, Kaitlin M; Callaghan, Jack P

    2016-09-01

    While alternating standing position on a sloped surface has proven successful at reducing low back pain during standing, the purpose of this study was to evaluate standing solely on a declining surface to isolate the influence of the postural change. Seventeen participants performed two 75-min prolonged standing occupational simulations- level ground and declining surface. Fifty-three percent of participants (9/17) were categorized as pain developers during the level ground standing condition. For these same pain developers, their average maximum pain scores were 58% lower during sloped standing. All participants showed greater hip flexion, trunk-to-thigh angle flexion, and posterior translation of the trunk center of gravity when standing on the sloped surface. These postural changes could cause the muscles crossing the hip posteriorly to increase passive stiffness and assist with stabilizing the pelvis. This study stresses the importance of hip kinematics, not just lumbar spine posture, in reducing prolonged standing induced low back pain. PMID:27184314

  16. Virginia youth stand up, stand out at 4-H State Congress, June 23-26

    Sutphin, Michael D.

    2008-01-01

    More than 600 teens, volunteer leaders, and Virginia Cooperative Extension agents will participate in the 88th annual 4-H State Congress at Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus from June 23 to 26. This year's theme - "Stand Up, Stand Out for 4-H" - will empower participants to learn about leadership, citizenship, and life skills.

  17. High-voltage test stand at Livermore

    This paper describes the present design and future capability of the high-voltage test stand for neutral-beam sources at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The stand's immediate use will be for testing the full-scale sources (120 kV, 65 A) for the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor. It will then be used to test parts of the sustaining source system (80 kV, 85 A) being designed for the Magnetic Fusion Test Facility. Following that will be an intensive effort to develop beams of up to 200 kV at 20 A by accelerating negative ions. The design of the test stand features a 5-MVA power supply feeding a vacuum tetrode that is used as a switch and regulator. The 500-kW arc supply and the 100-kW filament supply for the neutral-beam source are battery powered, thus eliminating one or two costly isolation transformers

  18. Tullock contests under committee administration

    Simiao Li

    2013-01-01

    Much of the Tullock contest (Tullock 1980) literature analyzes rent-seeking efforts under the assumption of a single prize administrator. Here, I allow a committee to decide the winner of the rent-seeking contest according to simple majority voting rule, and study the impact of committee size on rent-seeking expenditures. I find that increasing the size of the committee produces an ambiguous impact on total rent-seeking efforts, with the heterogeneity of the contestants acting as the factor d...

  19. Nuclear Safety advisory committee (NSAC)

    The NNSA convened the 16th NSAC meeting in 1999. The Committee listened to the report by the NNSA relating to the fault of core barrel at the QNPP. And also the NNSA convened the 17th NSAC meeting in Beijing. The Committee listened to the report by the NNSA relating to the review and assessment on the application of CP at the JTNPP and discussed on the granting of CP and the related license conditions at the JTNPP. The Sub-Committee of NSAC of the NNSA on siting convened and enlarged meeting for a consulting with the domestic experts on the issue of seismic response spectrum in design at the JTNPP

  20. Skills Acquired by Students in the Orthodontics Residence. Academic Year 2008-2009 Habilidades adquiridas por los estudiantes en la estancia de Ortodoncia. Curso 2008-2009

    Yuritza Hernández Núñez; Jorge A. Rodríguez López; Amarelys Morera Pérez; Eduardo Maikel Curbeira Hernández; Clotilde de la Caridad Mora Pérez

    2011-01-01

    Background: learning assessment involves the monitoring and evaluation of students’ knowledge, skills and habits as well as the action procedures they acquire along the educational process. Objective: to evaluate the skills acquired by fourth year Stomatology students in the orthodontics residence. Methods: descriptive, correlational, quantitative and qualitative investigation on the orthodontics residence ...

  1. Surveillance Results of Iodine Deficiency Disorders in Yongji City during 2008-2009%2008-2009年永济市碘缺乏病监测结果

    杨钦英; 冯长红; 师丽君

    2011-01-01

    [Objective]To understand the current situation of iodine deficiency disorders in Yongji city, provide basis for making control and prevention measures. [ Methods] The goiter rate of residents in the city was investigated. The urinary iodine level of children aged 8-10 years and women aged 18 ~35 years in 9 towns, iodine content in iodized salt and drinking water were determined.[ Results] The goiter rate of residents in the city was 0.02%, the goiter rate for male and female was 0. 006% and 0.035% respectively, and the difference was significant ( x2 = 4.42, P < 0. 05 ). No goiter patient was found among children aged 8 ~ 10 years. In 2008 and 2009, the median urinary iodine of children aged 8 ~ 10 years was 226.63 μg/L and 207.8 μg/L respectively, that of women aged 18 ~ 35 years was 177.9 μg/L and 164.85 μg/L respectively. 375 samples of drinking water were collected in 2008,and the iodine value in 98.67% of samples was less than 10 μg/L. 198 samples of drinking water were collected in 2009, and the iodine value in 98.99% of samples was less than 10 μg/L. The qualified rate of iodized salt and consumption rate of qualified iodized salt in 2008 was 95.83%, and that in 2009 was 97.22%. [ Conclusion] After salt iodization and health education, the iodine nutrition level of residents in this city is appropriate, and iodine deficiency disorders have been controlled. But relevant departments should pay attention to the flooding of non-iodized salt in remote rural area, especially in junction of counties.%目的 了解永济市碘缺乏病现况,为制定防治措施提供依据.方法 调查全市居民甲状腺肿大(甲肿)率,9个乡镇8~10岁儿童和18~35岁育龄期妇女尿碘、居民食用碘盐和饮用水中的碘含量.结果 该市居民甲肿率为0.02%,其中男性甲肿率0.006%,女性甲肿率0.035%,男女2组肿大率差异有统计学意义(χ2=4.42,P<0.05).8~10岁儿童无甲肿病人发生.2008和2009年8~10岁儿童尿碘中位数分别为226.63和207.8μg/L,而18~35岁育龄期妇女尿碘中位数分别为177.9和164.85μh/L.2008年采集居民饮用水375份,其水碘值<10μg/L的占98.67%,2009年采集水样198份,其水碘值<10μg/L的占98.99%.2008年碘盐合格率和合格碘盐食用率均为95.83%,2009年碘盐合格率和合格碘盐食用率均为97.22%.结论 经食盐加碘干预和健康教育宣传后,该市居民碘营养水平基本适宜,碘缺乏病病情得到控制,但在偏远的乡村,尤其是县际交汇处非碘盐泛滥问题,应引起相关部门的重视.

  2. CHINA'S MACROECONOMIC SITUATION AND POLICIES:2008-2009%中国宏观经济形势与政策:2008-2009

    中国人民大学经济学研究所

    2009-01-01

    2008年,中国经济景气进入到本次经济周期的收缩阶段,在将核心CPI指数通货膨胀率控制在2%以下的同时实现略低于10%的实际GDP增长速度.2009年,中国宏观经济管理应该在长期中性的需求管理原则指导下,建立以促进国内投资需求为核心的政策体系,采取扩张性财政政策和货币政策支持中国经济持续快速增长.

  3. Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. Annual report 2008/2009; Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. Jahresbericht 2008/2009

    NONE

    2009-07-01

    In the period of report, funding of 431 projects in a total amount of 431 million Euro was granted by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany). Most of the sponsored projects deal with chemical-engineering utilization of renewable raw materials.

  4. Impact of Stand, Site and Structural Characteristics on Stand Regeneration Planning in Pedunculate Oak Forests

    Juro Čavlović

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Starting from the fact that stand structure is significantly disturbed and from the assumption that all stands of pedunculate oak at forest level older than 100 years are potentially considered for stand regeneration, it is obvious that forest planning and management have to define their priorities on the basis of which individual, potentially mature and mature stands, will be regenerated. The general objective of this paper is to research the structure and mutual impacts of stand, site and economic factors on the elements of stand structure in a greater area of pedunculate oak forests consisting of old or potentially mature pedunculate oak stands with a disturbed structure. Based on obtained structural relations, the goal was to determine by modeling the easily obtainable elements of the variable (model, which will represent the objective criterion for stand ranking according to the regeneration priority and structural and economic requirements.The subject of the research are pedunculate oak forests in the Central Posavina region, where 37 stands, with stocking of less than 0.8, were randomly selected and divided into 3 age groups (101–120 years, 121–135 years, >135 years in 16 management units.On a total of 146 established plots of 25 m radius, estimates and measurements were carried out of variables at the level of individual model trees (6 trees of the main species – upper storey layer – nearest to the plot centre and of stand and site variables (2 breast-height diameters, crown diameter, tree height, base height of the crown and height of the widest part of the crown, varietal trunk structure, crown defoliation, increment core, breast-height diameter of all trees higher than 1.3 m, seedlings, potential intermediate cutting, died trees, diameters of stump of cut trees, shrub layer, microrelief, canopy, health status, litter, understorey vegetation. The estimated and measured data were processed and appropriate variables for data

  5. 11 CFR 9032.8 - Political committee.

    2010-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Political committee. 9032.8 Section 9032.8... MATCHING FUND DEFINITIONS § 9032.8 Political committee. Political committee means any committee, club... nomination of any individual for election to the office of President of the United States....

  6. 78 FR 77443 - Electricity Advisory Committee

    2013-12-23

    ... Electricity Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of... Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770.../oe/services/electricity-advisory-committee-eac . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew...

  7. 77 FR 40032 - Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee

    2012-07-06

    ... Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The purpose of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is...

  8. 78 FR 6806 - Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

    2013-01-31

    ... Forest Service Forest Resource Coordinating Committee AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Forest Resource Committee Meeting will meet in Arlington, Va. The committee is... copying. The public may inspect comments received on the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Web...

  9. 78 FR 70317 - Invasive Species Advisory Committee

    2013-11-25

    ... Office of the Secretary Invasive Species Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting (via Teleconference) of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee. SUMMARY... Invasive Species Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to...

  10. Committee Representation in the European Parliament

    McElroy, Gail

    2006-01-01

    Abstract The European Parliament (EP) possesses a highly specialized committee system, operating in a complex institutional and political environment, yet little empirical work has investigated how MEPs are assigned to EP committees and what consequences this process has for representation and policy-making. In this article I examine the growth of EP committees and committee membership since 1979, and addre...

  11. 29 CFR 1960.37 - Committee organization.

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Committee organization. 1960.37 Section 1960.37 Labor... MATTERS Occupational Safety and Health Committees § 1960.37 Committee organization. (a) For agencies which... organization of the agency and its collective bargaining configuration. The agency shall form committees at...

  12. 11 CFR 9002.9 - Political committee.

    2010-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Political committee. 9002.9 Section 9002.9 Federal Elections FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUND: GENERAL ELECTION FINANCING DEFINITIONS § 9002.9 Political committee. For purposes of this subchapter, political committee means any committee, club,...

  13. 78 FR 60863 - Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

    2013-10-02

    ... of the Secretary Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting... Federal advisory committee meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (``the Committee''). DATES...: Mr. William Hostyn, DoD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency/J2/5/8R-ACP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road,...

  14. 78 FR 77663 - Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

    2013-12-24

    ... of the Secretary Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting... Federal advisory committee meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (``the Committee''). This... INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Hostyn, DoD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency/J2/5/8R-AC, 8725 John J....

  15. 77 FR 50088 - Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

    2012-08-20

    ... of the Secretary Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting... committee meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as ``the Committee.... William Hostyn, GS-15, DoD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency/J2/5/8R, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, MS...

  16. 77 FR 69807 - Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

    2012-11-21

    ... of the Secretary Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting... committee meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as ``the Committee... Hostyn, DoD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency/J2/5/8R-ACP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, MS 6201,...

  17. 78 FR 29334 - Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

    2013-05-20

    ... of the Secretary Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting... advisory committee meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (``the Committee''). DATES: Wednesday... Hostyn, DoD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency/J2/5/8R-ACP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, MS 6201,...

  18. The "Legislative Backbone" keeping the Institution upright? The Role of European Parliament Committees in the EU Policy-Making Process

    Christine Neuhold

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Over the past five decades the European Parliament (EP has moved from being a largely consultative assembly to being a genuine co-legislature. The growth in the EPs powers was accompanied by a revaluation of its Standing Committees. It is in these committees, the legislative backbone of the EP, that scrutiny of European Union (EU legislation takes place. As in the US Congress the real work of the Parliament is done in its committees. They have become a key element in the EU policy-making process and make vital contributions to the shaping of legislation. Although these committees play such a major role in the EP, they have rarely been the subject of empirical inquiries. This paper, which is part of a wider project studying the role of committees, intends to fill this gap. In an examination of how legislative acts have been processed by such committees on the basis of interviews and documentary analysis, this paper focuses on the following main questions: 1. How do EP committees operate? 2. How do they interact with other institutions within the EU system of governance? 3. How do they affect the "link" to the EU citizen? From an analytical perspective answers to these questions are important as they help us to understand some characteristics of the EU decision-making process. From a normative perspective our research also tries to answer the question of whether EP committees help increase the EPs accountability to EU citizens.

  19. 2015 Space Radiation Standing Review Panel

    Steinberg, Susan

    2015-01-01

    The 2015 Space Radiation Standing Review Panel (from here on referred to as the SRP) met for a site visit in Houston, TX on December 8 - 9, 2015. The SRP met with representatives from the Space Radiation Element and members of the Human Research Program (HRP) to review the updated research plan for the Risk of Radiation Carcinogenesis Cancer Risk. The SRP also reviewed the newly revised Evidence Reports for the Risk of Acute Radiation Syndromes Due to Solar Particle Events (SPEs) (Acute Risk), the Risk of Acute (In-flight) and Late Central Nervous System Effects from Radiation Exposure (CNS Risk), and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Other Degenerative Tissue Effects from Radiation (Degen Risk), as well as a status update on these Risks. The SRP would like to commend Dr. Simonsen, Dr. Huff, Dr. Nelson, and Dr. Patel for their detailed presentations. The Space Radiation Element did a great job presenting a very large volume of material. The SRP considers it to be a strong program that is well-organized, well-coordinated and generates valuable data. The SRP commended the tissue sharing protocols, working groups, systems biology analysis, and standardization of models. In several of the discussed areas the SRP suggested improvements of the research plans in the future. These include the following: It is important that the team has expanded efforts examining immunology and inflammation as important components of the space radiation biological response. This is an overarching and important focus that is likely to apply to all aspects of the program including acute, CVD, CNS, cancer and others. Given that the area of immunology/inflammation is highly complex (and especially so as it relates to radiation), it warrants the expansion of investigators expertise in immunology and inflammation to work with the individual research projects and also the NASA Specialized Center of Research (NSCORs). Historical data on radiation injury to be entered into the Watson

  20. Stand structural dynamics on pristine and managed boreal peatlands

    Sarkkola, Sakari

    2006-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to investigate the stand structure and succession dynamics in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands on pristine peatlands and in Scots pine and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) dominated stands on drained peatlands. Furthermore, my focus was on characterising how the inherent and environmental factors and the intermediate thinnings modify the stand structure and succession. For pristine peatlands, the study was based on inventorial stand data, w...

  1. On the Composition of Committees

    Beniers, Klaas J.; Otto H. Swank

    2003-01-01

    This discussion paper led to a publication in the 'Journal of Law, Economics & Organization', 2004, 20, 353-378. This paper is concerned with the role of committees in collective decision-makingprocesses in a world where agents must be motivated to collect information. Committees improvethe quality of decision-making by providing information and by coordinating the collection ofinformation. We address two types of questions. First, how does the composition of a committeeaffect final decisions...

  2. What is the audit committee?

    IONELA-CORINA MACOVEI

    2006-01-01

    It is largely accepted that all companies need able management. But in any board system it is important to have an appropriate balance of power such that no single individual, or group, has unfettered control of the company. Our purpose is to describe the elements of good corporate governance, but we will focus on the role of audit committee in a company. The paper considers the fundamental relationships and obligations between company boards (including audit committee), auditors, shareholder...

  3. Sliding and Lower Limb Mechanics during Sit-Stand-Sit Transitions with a Standing Wheelchair

    Yu-Sheng Yang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. This study aimed to investigate the shear displacement between the body and backrest/seat, range of motion (ROM, and force acting on the lower limb joints during sit-stand-sit transitions by operating an electric-powered standing wheelchair. Methods and Materials. The amounts of sliding along the backrest and the seat plane, ROM of lower limb joints, and force acting on the knee/foot were measured in twenty-four people with paraplegia. Results. Without an antishear mechanism, the shear displacement was approximately 9 cm between the user’s body and the backrest/seat surfaces. During standing up, the user’s back slid down and the thigh was displaced rearward, but they moved in opposite directions when wheelchair sat back down. A minimum of 60 degrees of ROM at the hip and knee was needed during sit-stand-sit transitions. The maximal resultant forces acting on the knee restraints could reach 23.5% of body weight. Conclusion. Sliding between the body and backrest/seat occurred while transitioning from sitting to standing and vice versa. A certain amount of ROM at lower limb joints and force acting on the knee was necessitated during sit-stand-sit transitions. Careful consideration needs to be given to who the user of the electric powered standing wheelchair is.

  4. Sit-to-Stand and Stand-to-Sit Control Mechanisms of Two-Wheeled Wheelchair.

    Abdul Ghani, N M; Tokhi, M O

    2016-04-01

    This paper presents a mechanism for standing and sitting transformation of a wheelchair using a two-wheeled inverted pendulum concept with reduced torque requirement, in simulation studies. The motivation of this work is to design a compact standing mechanism to help an elderly/disabled person with functional limitation in lower extremities to maneuver in small and confined spaces and enable them to perform standard daily life routines independently. The wheelchair system at the upright standing position is tested with different travel distances, and the challenge is to control both sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit operations in a stable manner using flexible-joint humanoid. An additional spring/damping element is incorporated at each wheel to provide a comfortable ride for the user especially during stand-to-sit transformation task. A PD-fuzzy control with modular structure is implemented, and the performance of the system is observed through visual nastran 4d (vn4d) visualization software and simulation in matlab. The stand-to-sit performance tests have shown more than 38% reduction in tilt and back seat angles fluctuation in linear travel motion using a suspension system, while the initial tilt torque needed is 50% less than the amount required in previous designs. PMID:26902396

  5. Learning to Stand: The Acceptability and Feasibility of Introducing Standing Desks into College Classrooms

    Roberto M. Benzo

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Prolonged sedentary behavior is an independent risk factor for multiple negative health outcomes. Evidence supports introducing standing desks into K-12 classrooms and work settings to reduce sitting time, but no studies have been conducted in the college classroom environment. The present study explored the acceptability and feasibility of introducing standing desks in college classrooms. A total of 993 students and 149 instructors completed a single online needs assessment survey. This cross-sectional study was conducted during the fall semester of 2015 at a large Midwestern University. The large majority of students (95% reported they would prefer the option to stand in class. Most students (82.7% reported they currently sit during their entire class time. Most students (76.6% and instructors (86.6% reported being in favor of introducing standing desks into college classrooms. More than half of students and instructors predicted having access to standing desks in class would improve student’s “physical health”, “attention”, and “restlessness”. Collectively, these findings support the acceptability of introducing standing desks in college classrooms. Future research is needed to test the feasibility, cost-effectiveness and efficacy of introducing standing desks in college classrooms. Such studies would be useful for informing institutional policies regarding classroom designs.

  6. Massless fermions in the standing wave braneworld

    Gogberashvili, Merab; Midodashvili, Levan

    2011-01-01

    We investigate the 5D massless fermionic fields within the standing wave braneworld model. We show that in the case of increasing warp factor there exist localized left spinor field zero modes on the brane, while right fermion wave functions are not normalizable.

  7. Standing waves in fiber-optic interferometers

    De Haan, V.; Santbergen, R.; Tijssen, M.; Zeman, M.

    2011-01-01

    A study is presented giving the response of three types of fiber-optic interferometers by which a standing wave through an object is investigated. The three types are a Sagnac, Mach–Zehnder and Michelson–Morley interferometer. The response of the Mach–Zehnder interferometer is similar to the Sagnac

  8. Standing alone; Auf eigenen Fuessen stehen

    Klempert, Oliver; Garus, Katharina

    2011-11-21

    Direct marketing of electric power from renewable energy sources is more profitable than the fixed rates specified by the German Renewables Act (EEG). The intention was to give 'green' power a better standing in the market, but some utilities are sensing big business.

  9. Large optics inspection, tilting, and washing stand

    Ayers, Marion Jay; Ayers, Shannon Lee

    2012-10-09

    A large optics stand provides a risk free means of safely tilting large optics with ease and a method of safely tilting large optics with ease. The optics are supported in the horizontal position by pads. In the vertical plane the optics are supported by saddles that evenly distribute the optics weight over a large area.

  10. Electrohydraulic stand for testing lifting means

    Natalya Babochenko

    2014-01-01

    Article is devoted to electrohydraulic to create test benches for lifting equipment. The author suggests a test stand electrohydraulic lifting means in the form of large-scale working model of the hinge-rod hydraulic manipulator with articulated boom and with one space drive mechanism, as well as examining the use of electrohydraulic control system.

  11. Large optics inspection, tilting, and washing stand

    Ayers, Marion Jay; Ayers, Shannon Lee

    2010-08-24

    A large optics stand provides a risk free means of safely tilting large optics with ease and a method of safely tilting large optics with ease. The optics are supported in the horizontal position by pads. In the vertical plane the optics are supported by saddles that evenly distribute the optics weight over a large area.

  12. Nanopositioning with detection of a standing wave

    Holá, M.; Hrabina, J.; Číp, O.; Fejfar, Antonín; Stuchlík, Jiří; Kočka, Jan; Oulehla, J.; Lazar, J.

    Ostrava: TANGER Ltd, 2013, s. 792-796. ISBN 978-80-87294-44-4. [NANOCON 2013. International Conference /5./. Brno (CZ), 16.10.2013-18.10.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011026 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : nanometrology * nanopositioning * Fabry-Perot cavity * standing wave * interferometry Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers

  13. Guitar Strings as Standing Waves: A Demonstration

    Davis, Michael

    2007-01-01

    The study demonstrates the induction of one-dimensional standing waves, called "natural-harmonics" on a guitar to provide a unique tone. The analysis shows that a normally complex vibration is composed of a number of simple and discrete vibrations.

  14. Sherry Red Owl, Stands at Dawn Woman

    Crazy Bull, Cheryl

    2014-01-01

    This article introduces Sherry Red Owl, also known as "Stands at Dawn Woman," because she greets each day as a new opportunity and has spent her life working at new things. She worked at Sinte Gleska University (SGU) during its founding years, taught at an elementary school when few Native teachers were employed in the school systems,…

  15. Residual liquefaction of seabed under standing waves

    Kirca, V.S. Ozgur; Sumer, B. Mutlu; Fredsøe, Jørgen

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the results of an experimental study of the seabed liquefaction beneath standing waves. Silt (with d50 =0.070mm) was used in the experiments. Two kinds of measurements were carried out: pore water pressure measurements and water surface elevation measurements. These measuremen...

  16. AA, wide quadrupole on measurement stand

    1981-01-01

    Please look up 8101024 and 8103203 first. Wide quadrupole (QFW, QDW) with end-shims and shimming washers on the measurement stand. With the measurement coil one measured the harmonics of the magnetic field, determined the magnetic centre, and catalogued the effect of washer constellations.

  17. COMMITTEES: LISA 7 Science Organizing Committee and Local Organizing Committee LISA 7 Science Organizing Committee and Local Organizing Committee

    2009-05-01

    Science Organising Committee (SOC) Pierre Binetruy, APC - College de France Massimo Cerdonio, University of Padova Karsten Danzmann, AEI/University of Hannover Mike Cruise, University of Birmingham Jim Hough, University of Glasgow Oliver Jennrich, ESTEC Philippe Jetzer, University Zurich Alberto Lobo (Chair), ICE-CSIC and IEEC Yannick Mellier, IAP, Paris Bernard Schutz, AEI Potsdam Tim Sumner, Imperial College, London Jean-Yves Vinet, OCA, Nice Stefano Vitale, University of Trento Peter Bender, University of Colorado Sasha Buchman, Stanford University Joan Centrella, NASA/Goddard Neil Cornish, Montana State University Curt Cutler, NASA/JPL Sam Finn, Penn State University Jens Gundlach, NPL Craig Hogan, University of Washington Scott Hughes, MIT Piero Madau, Lick Observatory Tom Prince, NASA/JPL Sterl Phinney, Caltech Doug Richstone, University of Michigan Tuck Stebbins, NASA/Goddard Kip Thorne, Caltech Roger Blandford, Stanford University Eugenio Coccia, University of Roma-2 Carlos F Sopuerta,ICE-CSIC and IEEC Enrique Garcia-Berro, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Seiji Kawamura, National Observatory, Japan Jay Marx, LIGO Laboratory Stephen Merkowitz, NASA/Goddard Benoit Mours, Laboratoire d'Annec Gijs Nelemans, IMAPP, Nijmegen Enric Verdaguer, University of Barcelona Clifford M Will, Washington University, St Louis Local Organising Committee (LOC) Anna Bertolín (IEEC) Priscilla Cañizares (ICE-CSIC and IEEC) Carlos F Sopuerta (ICE-CSIC and IEEC) Ivan Lloro (ICE-CSIC and IEEC),Chair Alberto Lobo (ICE-CSIC and IEEC) Nacho Mateos (ICE-CSIC and IEEC) Pilar Montes (IEEC) Miquel Nofrarias (IEEC) Juan Ramos-Castro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) Josep Sanjuán (IEEC)

  18. 76 FR 41307 - NASA Advisory Council; Space Operations Committee and Exploration Committee; Joint Meeting

    2011-07-13

    ... SPACE ADMINISTRATION NASA Advisory Council; Space Operations Committee and Exploration Committee; Joint... and Space Administration announces a joint meeting of the Space Operations Committee and Exploration... CONTACT: Dr. Bette Siegel, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and...

  19. 77 FR 6113 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    2012-02-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC's) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

  20. 78 FR 39289 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    2013-07-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

  1. 78 FR 21354 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    2013-04-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

  2. 75 FR 20844 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    2010-04-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

  3. 76 FR 64348 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    2011-10-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

  4. 75 FR 70004 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    2010-11-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

  5. 75 FR 60458 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    2010-09-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

  6. 75 FR 6031 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    2010-02-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

  7. 77 FR 57085 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    2012-09-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

  8. 75 FR 53694 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

    2010-09-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

  9. 75 FR 73158 - Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting

    2010-11-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee... (PIWG) c. Charter Renewal d. ``One Stop Shopping'' Web Site e. Committee Manual Revisions 2. Issue...

  10. Where does New Zealand stand on permitting research on human embryos?

    Jones, D Gareth

    2014-08-01

    In many respects New Zealand has responded to the assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) as positively as many comparable societies, such as Australia and the UK. Consequently, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) are widely available, as is non-commercial surrogacy utilising IVF. These developments have been made possible by the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology (HART) Act 2004, overseen by its two committees, the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) and the Ethics Committee (ECART). However, New Zealand stands apart from many of these other societies by the lack of permission for scientists to conduct research using human embryos. There is no doubt this reflects strongly held viewpoints on the part of some that embryos should be protected and not exploited. Legitimate as this stance is, the resulting situation is problematic when IVF is already designated as an established procedure. This is because the development of IVF involved embryo research, and continuing improvements in procedures depend upon ongoing embryo research. While prohibition of research on human embryos gives the impression of protecting embryos, it fails to do this and also fails to enhance the health and wellbeing of children born using IVF. This situation will not be rectified until research is allowed on human embryos. PMID:25145308

  11. First results of monitoring of stand structure changes in unmanaged beech stands in NP Plitvice Lakes

    Vladimir Novotny; Ivan Balenović; Tomislav Dubravac; Dijana Vuletić; Stjepan Dekanić

    2010-01-01

    Background and purpose: It is possible to monitor and study the natural growth and development of the forest ecosystems in the example of protected forest stands, which were excluded from management, and which are not under a negative influence of human activity. Therefore the aim of the research through the repeated measurements is to estimate the stand structure development on the Medveđak permanent experimental plot in the Plitvice Lakes national park area. In this paper we presented the f...

  12. Regional-scale stand density management diagrams for Pyrenean oak (Quercus pyrenaica Willd. stands in north-west Spain

    Castaño-Santamaría J

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Stand Density Management Diagrams are useful tools for designing and evaluating alternative density management regimes without the need of implementing any silvicultural action, and allowing the future stand conditions to be predicted prior to implementing management schedules. In this study, stand density management diagrams were developed for Pyrenean oak (Quercus pyrenaica Willd. stands in north-west Spain by including data on stand volume, stand aboveground biomass, stand stem biomass and carbon pools. Data were obtained from Third National Forest Inventory plots (n=1860. The large geographical area analyzed in this study was classified by provenance regions, which were compared in terms of biomass production in order to define areas with similar characteristics for use as management units. The comparisons identified 6 independent groups. Different stand-level models and the associated diagrams for the aforementioned stand variables were therefore developed for each group.

  13. TMS installation at A-1 Test Stand

    2010-01-01

    Employees at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center complete installation of the new thrust measurement system on the A-1 Test Stand. The new TMS is a state-of-the-art upgrade from the previous system, which was installed when the testing structure was built in the 1960s. It is an advanced calibration system capable of measuring vertical and horizontal thrust loads with accuracy within 0.15 percent at 225,000 pounds. It also will allow engineers to measure thrust as they gimbal (or tilt) engines during tests. The new TMS is part of upgrades for the A-1 Test Stand in preparation for testing the next generation of American space program rocket engines.

  14. Are search committees really searching?

    Hoffmeir, Patricia A

    2003-02-01

    Academic chair searches are admittedly a labor-intensive process, but they are made more difficult and often lead to less-than-optimal outcomes because search committees spend their time "advertising," "looking," but not truly searching for academic chairs. At the onset, certain "realities" must be acknowledged, including (1) understanding that unless your organization is renowned in the specialty for which you are conducting the search, candidates won't be pounding at your door for a job, (2) searches that fail to include an overall assessment of the department in question are likely to miss the mark, (3) chairs must have demonstrated not only clinical expertise but also business savvy, (4) the best candidate is not necessarily someone who is already a department chair, (5) when it comes to chair searches, it's a buyer's market, and (6) the search process is inextricably linked to the success of the search. Key to the process of conducting an academic chair search are the judicious formation of the search committee; committee members' willingness to do their homework, attend all committee meeting, and keep the committee's activities confidential; crafting, not revising, the current job description for the open chair position; interviewing viable candidates rather than all candidates and adhering to a coordinated interviewing process; and evaluating internal and external candidates according to the same parameters. PMID:12584089

  15. Fusion Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC)

    This document is the final report of the Fusion Policy Advisory Committee. The report conveys the Committee's views on the matters specified by the Secretary in his charge and subsequent letters to the Committee, and also satisfies the provisions of Section 7 of the Magnetic Fusion Energy Engineering Act of 1980, Public Law 96-386, which require a triennial review of the conduct of the national Magnetic Fusion Energy program. Three sub-Committee's were established to address the large number of topics associated with fusion research and development. One considered magnetic fusion energy, a second considered inertial fusion energy, and the third considered issues common to both. For many reasons, the promise of nuclear fusion as a safe, environmentally benign, and affordable source of energy is bright. At the present state of knowledge, however, it is uncertain that this promise will become reality. Only a vigorous, well planned and well executed program of research and development will yield the needed information. The Committee recommends that the US commit to a plan that will resolve this critically important issue. It also outlines the first steps in a development process that will lead to a fusion Demonstration Power Plant by 2025. The recommended program is aggressive, but we believe the goal is reasonable and attainable. International collaboration at a significant level is an important element in the plan

  16. Fusion Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC)

    1990-09-01

    This document is the final report of the Fusion Policy Advisory Committee. The report conveys the Committee's views on the matters specified by the Secretary in his charge and subsequent letters to the Committee, and also satisfies the provisions of Section 7 of the Magnetic Fusion Energy Engineering Act of 1980, Public Law 96-386, which require a triennial review of the conduct of the national Magnetic Fusion Energy program. Three sub-Committee's were established to address the large number of topics associated with fusion research and development. One considered magnetic fusion energy, a second considered inertial fusion energy, and the third considered issues common to both. For many reasons, the promise of nuclear fusion as a safe, environmentally benign, and affordable source of energy is bright. At the present state of knowledge, however, it is uncertain that this promise will become reality. Only a vigorous, well planned and well executed program of research and development will yield the needed information. The Committee recommends that the US commit to a plan that will resolve this critically important issue. It also outlines the first steps in a development process that will lead to a fusion Demonstration Power Plant by 2025. The recommended program is aggressive, but we believe the goal is reasonable and attainable. International collaboration at a significant level is an important element in the plan.

  17. Motor parameter identification for laboratory stand

    Lidmila, Petr

    2014-01-01

    The goal of introduced thesis is to provide measurement of the engines used as a tutorial laboratory stand in the course “Electric drives”. Due to the absence of appropriate measurement centre, the main emphasis is laid on the modernization of older dynymometer, which is going to be used by the students. Dynymometer has been equipped with the electric speed and torque vbmeasurement, data from these measurements are displayed and evaluated by the digital devices very clearly and precisely. Eng...

  18. AA Prototype-Quadrupole on Measurement Stand

    1978-01-01

    The very particular lattice of the AA required 2 types of quadrupoles: narrow ones (QFN, QDN) and wide ones (QFW, QDW). The wide ones, although not very long (steel length 0.54 m), had an unusually large aperture of 0.75 m in width, 0.68 m "good field". A prototype was built in 1978. Here we see it on its test stand, with Ray Brown positioning the measurement coil.

  19. Beam instrumentation for an ISOL test stand

    TRIUMF is constructing a test bed for the first stages of the proposed TISAC accelerated radioactive beam facility. We will present the requirements for the diagnostic system for this test stand and describe the design and development work underway. Scintillators, beamstops and Faraday Cup have been tested using stable, mass analyzed, 12 keV beams of ions from mass 14 to 132. The design of a linear drive, with 10 μm resolution, for scanning wires and slits has begun. (author)

  20. Standing stability evaluation using a triaxial accelerometer

    Mayagoitia, Ruth E.; Lotters, Joost C.; Veltink, Peter H.

    1996-01-01

    A triaxial accelerometer is placed at the back of the subject at the height of the center of mass. Force plate data are collected simultaneously. Subjects stand in a comfortable position with eyes open, eyes closed and doing cognitive tasks; and with feet together with eyes open and closed. The cognitive tasks are: mathematical, auditory Stroop and memory. The force plate data are processed to obtain the center of pressure and from it the parameters of: mean radius, speed and frequency, and b...

  1. AA Prototype-Quadrupole on Measurement Stand

    1979-01-01

    The very particular lattice of the AA required 2 types of quadrupoles: narrow ones (QFN, QDN) and wide ones (QFW, QDW). The wide ones, although rather short (steel length 0.54 m), had an unusually large aperture of 0.75 m in width, 0.68 m "good field". A prototype was built at CERN in 1978. Here we see it on its test stand, with a measurement coil inserted, Brian Pincott taking readings.

  2. Down force calibration stand test report

    The Down Force Calibration Stand was developed to provide an improved means of calibrating equipment used to apply, display and record Core Sample Truck (CST) down force. Originally, four springs were used in parallel to provide a system of resistance that allowed increasing force over increasing displacement. This spring system, though originally deemed adequate, was eventually found to be unstable laterally. For this reason, it was determined that a new method for resisting down force was needed

  3. Test Stand for Linear Induction Accelerator Optimization

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has designed and constructed a test stand to improve the voltage regulation in our Flash X-Ray (FXR) accelerator cell. The goal is to create a more mono-energetic electron beam that will create an x-ray source with a smaller spot size. Studying the interaction of the beam and pulse-power system with the accelerator cell will improve the design of high-current accelerators at Livermore and elsewhere. On the test stand, a standard FXR cell is driven by a flexible pulse-power system and the beam current is simulated with a switched center conductor. The test stand is fully instrumented with high-speed digitizers to document the effect of impedance mismatches when the cell is operated under various full-voltage conditions. A time-domain reflectometry technique was also developed to characterize the beam and cell interactions by measuring the impedance of the accelerator and pulse-power component. Computer models are being developed in parallel with the testing program to validate the measurements and evaluate different design changes. Both 3D transient electromagnetic and circuit models are being used

  4. Standing sausage waves in photospheric magnetic waveguides

    Dorotovič, I.; Erdélyi, R.; Freij, N.; Karlovský, V.; Márquez, I.

    2014-03-01

    Aims: By focussing on the oscillations of the cross-sectional area and the total intensity of magnetic waveguides located in the lower solar atmosphere, we aim to detect and identify magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) sausage waves. Methods: Capturing several high-resolution time series of magnetic waveguides and employing a wavelet analysis, in conjunction with empirical mode decomposition (EMD), makes the MHD wave analysis possible. For this paper, two sunspots and one pore (with a light bridge) were chosen as examples of MHD waveguides in the lower solar atmosphere. Results: The waveguides display a range of periods from 4 to 65 min. These structures display in-phase behaviour between the area and intensity, presenting mounting evidence for sausage modes within these waveguides. The detected periods point towards standing oscillations. Conclusions: The presence of fast and slow MHD sausage waves has been detected in three different magnetic waveguides in the solar photosphere. Furthermore, these oscillations are potentially standing harmonics supported in the waveguides that are sandwiched vertically between the temperature minimum in the lower solar atmosphere and the transition region. The relevance of standing harmonic oscillations is that their exploitation by means of solar magneto-seismology may allow insight into the sub-pixel resolution structure of photospheric MHD waveguides.

  5. Nuclear safety advisory committee (NSAC)

    The NNSA convened the 15th Meeting of NSAC at QTNPP, from May 27 to May 29, 1998. In the meeting, NNSA presented the review conclusions for the CP application of QTNPP, and the NSAC discussed and reviewed the issues relating to grant the CP of QTNPP and the relevant conditions. After deep and serious discussion, the Committee concurred in granting the CP of QTNPP and offered some suggestions in relation to licensing conditions. There are two Sub-Committee meetings of NSAC held in 1998. The Sub-Committee discussed and reviewed the review issues for Guangdong Beilong Radioactive Waste Repository and the qualification licensing conditions of the related organizations to nuclear pressure-retaining components activities, and offerer some suggestions on them

  6. College Athlete Stands Again…On His Own!

    ... this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: NIBIB Robotics College Athlete Stands Again…On His Own! Past ... cells to make new connections. Read More "NIBIB Robotics" Articles Progress for the Paralyzed / College Athlete Stands ...

  7. Mechanical properties of free standing porous anodic alumina films

    Ignashev, E.; Shulgov, V.

    2012-01-01

    Free-standing films of anodic alumina obtained from the one-sided anodization of aluminum were studied. The flexural strength of free-standing porous anodic alumina films to the lateral bending, circular bending, and microhardness were studied.

  8. 77 FR 20779 - Committee on Administration and Management

    2012-04-06

    ...; ] ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Committee on Administration and Management AGENCY: Administrative... public meeting of the Committee on Administration and Management of the Assembly of the Administrative... ``About,'' then on ``The Committees,'' and then on ``Committee on Administration and...

  9. 76 FR 7551 - Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Hearing

    2011-02-10

    ... Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Hearing AGENCY: Advisory Committee on Student Financial... Student Financial Assistance (the Advisory Committee). This notice also describes the functions of the.... Alison Bane, Associate Director of Government Relations, Advisory Committee on Student...

  10. 76 FR 58519 - Risk Communication Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

    2011-09-21

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting... the public. Name of Committee: Risk Communication Advisory Committee. General Function of the... November 18, 2011, the committee will discuss implications, for strategic communication, of...

  11. 78 FR 58521 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting

    2013-09-24

    ... National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting... meeting. SUMMARY: The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on... to the National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee, National Institute of Standards...

  12. 77 FR 68103 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting

    2012-11-15

    ... National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting... meeting. SUMMARY: The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on... to submit written statements to the National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee,...

  13. The ESO Observing Programmes Committee

    Westerlund, B. E.

    1982-06-01

    Since 1978 the ESO Observing Programmes Committee (OPC) has "the function to inspect and rank the proposals made for observing programmes at La Silla, and thereby to advise the Director General on the distribution of observing time". The members (one from each member country) and their alternates are nominated by the respective national committees for five-year terms (not immediately renewable). The terms are staggered so that each year one or two persons are replaced. The Chairman is appointed annually by the Council. He is invited to attend Council meetings and to report to its members.

  14. 75 FR 19608 - Recreation Resource Advisory Committees

    2010-04-15

    ...; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Recreation Resource Advisory Committees AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Call for nominations for the Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committees. SUMMARY: The Secretary of Agriculture has established the Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource...

  15. 76 FR 11847 - RTCA Program Management Committee

    2011-03-03

    ... Chairmen's ] Reports and Meeting Management. Closing Plenary (Other Business, Document Production and PMC... Federal Aviation Administration RTCA Program Management Committee AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Program Management Committee meeting. SUMMARY: The FAA is...

  16. 77 FR 5801 - Consumer Advisory Committee

    2012-02-06

    ... COMMISSION Consumer Advisory Committee AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Commission announces the next meeting date, time, and agenda of its Consumer Advisory Committee... within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate the participation of all consumers...

  17. 76 FR 3633 - Consumer Advisory Committee

    2011-01-20

    ... COMMISSION Consumer Advisory Committee AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This document announces the rechartering of the Consumer Advisory Committee (hereinafter ``the... ``Commission'') regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate...

  18. Neighborhood Committee in a Foreign Residents’ Quarter

    1998-01-01

    Ronghua Neighborhood Committee, located on Hongqiao Street of Shanghai’s Changning District, is the first neighborhood committee in China to serve a foreign residential quarter—the Gubei Housing Estate. The three registered staff members manage 165

  19. 76 FR 67717 - Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee

    2011-11-02

    ...This notice announces a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal...

  20. 77 FR 26274 - Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee

    2012-05-03

    ...This notice announces a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal...

  1. Update of technical coordinating committee activities

    Alvarado, R.A.

    1995-12-31

    The Technical Coordinating Committee has its origins in the earliest days of implementing the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act. Between 1982 and 1985, individuals in several of the states felt that coordination among the states would be beneficial to all by affording states a cost-effective method for sharing ideas, discussing alternatives, and presenting solutions to common problems. At the current time, the committee comprises members from each of the sited states. Various compacts, federal agencies, and industry groups participate in committee activities. The Low-Level Management Program provides support for the committee through the provision of logistical support and limited manpower allocation. Activities of the committee have recently focused on waste treatment and minimization technologies. The committee also has worked diligently to see the review of the 3RSTAT computer code completed. The committee has taken a position on various regulatory proposals the past year. The committee expects to continue its work until new sites are brought online.

  2. Study on the Explainable Ability by Using Airborne LIDAR in Stand Value and Stand Competition

    Huang, S. C.; Yeh, J. Y.; Chen, C. T.; Chen, J. C.

    2016-06-01

    Forest canopy structure is composed by the various species. Sun light is a main factor to affect the crown structures after tree competition. However, thinning operation is an appropriate way to control canopy density, which can adjust the competition conditions in the different crown structures. Recently, Airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), has been established as a standard technology for high precision three dimensional forest data acquisition; it could get stand characteristics with three-dimensional information that had develop potential for the structure characteristics of forest canopy. The 65 years old, different planting density of Cryptomeria japonica experiment area was selected for this study in Nanytou, Taiwan. Use the LiDAR image to estimate LiDAR characteristic values by constructed CHM, voxel-based LiDAR, mu0ltiple echoes, and assess the accuracy of stand characteristics with intensity values and field data. The competition index was calculated with field data, and estimate competition index of LiDAR via multiple linear regression. The results showed that the highest accuracy with stand characteristics was stand high which estimate by LiDAR, its average accuracy of 91.03%. LiDAR raster grid size was 20 m × 20 m for the correlation was the best, however, the higher canopy density will reduce the accuracy of the LiDAR characteristic values to estimate the stand characteristics. The significantly affect canopy thickness and the degree of competition in different planting distances.

  3. Standing Sound Waves in Air with DataStudio

    Kraftmakher, Yaakov

    2010-01-01

    Two experiments related to standing sound waves in air are adapted for using the ScienceWorkshop data-acquisition system with the DataStudio software from PASCO scientific. First, the standing waves are created by reflection from a plane reflector. The distribution of the sound pressure along the standing wave is measured. Second, the resonance…

  4. A Fresh Look at Longitudinal Standing Waves on a Spring

    Rutherford, Casey

    2013-01-01

    Transverse standing waves produced on a string, as shown in Fig. 1, are a common demonstration of standing wave patterns that have nodes at both ends. Longitudinal standing waves can be produced on a helical spring that is mounted vertically and attached to a speaker, as shown in Fig. 2, and used to produce both node-node (NN) and node-antinode…

  5. 21 CFR 886.1860 - Ophthalmic instrument stand.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Ophthalmic instrument stand. 886.1860 Section 886...) MEDICAL DEVICES OPHTHALMIC DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 886.1860 Ophthalmic instrument stand. (a) Identification. An ophthalmic instrument stand is an AC-powered or nonpowered device intended to store...

  6. 76 FR 17180 - Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy; Notice of Committee Renewal

    2011-03-28

    ... Committee on International Economic Policy; Notice of Committee Renewal Renewal of an Advisory Committee... international economic policy. The Committee provides information and advice on the effective integration of economic interests into overall foreign policy and on the Department of State's role in advancing...

  7. 76 FR 22395 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Open Internet Advisory Committee

    2011-04-21

    ... Internet rules (available at http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2010/db1223/FCC-10-201A1.pdf... COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Open Internet Advisory Committee AGENCY: Federal Communications... ``Open Internet Advisory Committee'' (hereinafter ``the Committee''), is being established. FOR...

  8. 7 CFR 917.18 - Nomination of commodity committee members of the Control Committee.

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 8 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Nomination of commodity committee members of the... Administrative Bodies § 917.18 Nomination of commodity committee members of the Control Committee. Nominations... following manner: (a) A nomination for one member shall be made by each commodity committee...

  9. 77 FR 2710 - Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

    2012-01-19

    ... of the Secretary Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting... of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as ``the Committee''). DATES..., DoD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency/SP-ACP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, MS 6201, Fort Belvoir,...

  10. 77 FR 19006 - Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

    2012-03-29

    ... of the Secretary Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting... the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as ``the Committee''). DATES: Tuesday... Threat Reduction Agency/SP-ACP, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, MS 6201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201....

  11. Viewpoint: Decision-making in committees

    Li Hao; Wing Suen

    2009-01-01

    This article reviews recent developments in the theory of committee decision-making. A committee consists of self-interested members who make a public decision by aggregating imperfect information dispersed among them according to a pre-specified decision rule. We focus on costly information acquisition, strategic information aggregation, and rules and processes that enhance the quality of the committee decision. Seeming inefficiencies of the committee decision-making process such as over-cau...

  12. Identifying best practices for audit committees.

    Burke, J V; Luecke, R W; Meeting, D

    1996-06-01

    Most healthcare organizations have an audit committee of the governing board, or a finance committee, that fulfills the audit oversight function. Financial managers play a key role in shaping the content, agency, and operation of the audit committee. The findings of a recent research study conducted by Arthur Anderson & Co., SC, into the best practices of audit committees have implications for healthcare organizations. PMID:10158244

  13. 76 FR 78252 - Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee

    2011-12-16

    ...Pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, App. 2, and Section 102-3.65(a), Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee will be renewed for a two-year period. The Committee will provide advice to the......

  14. 11 CFR 9033.1 - Candidate and committee agreements.

    2010-01-01

    ... pursuant to 11 CFR part 9039. The candidate and authorized committee(s) shall facilitate the audit by... authorized committee(s) will comply with the conditions set forth in 11 CFR 9033.1(b). The candidate may... committee(s) will comply with the documentation requirements set forth in 11 CFR 9033.11. (3) The...

  15. 11 CFR 9003.1 - Candidate and committee agreements.

    2010-01-01

    ... their authorized committee(s) shall permit an audit and examination pursuant to 11 CFR part 9007 of all... and their authorized committee(s) shall comply with the conditions set forth in 11 CFR 9003.1(b). (2... 11 CFR 9002.11. (2) Agree that they and their authorized committee(s) shall comply with...

  16. 11 CFR 9032.1 - Authorized committee.

    2010-01-01

    ... MATCHING FUND DEFINITIONS § 9032.1 Authorized committee. (a) Notwithstanding the definition at 11 CFR 100.5, authorized committee means with respect to candidates (as defined at 11 CFR 9032.2) seeking the nomination of... CFR 102.12, any political committee authorized in writing by the candidate in accordance with 11...

  17. 78 FR 4120 - Recreation Resource Advisory Committees

    2013-01-18

    ...; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary Recreation Resource Advisory Committees AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent to re-establish the Recreation Resource Advisory Committees... Recreation Resource Advisory Committees (Recreation RACs) pursuant to Section 4 of the Federal...

  18. 76 FR 10577 - Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting

    2011-02-25

    ... Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability... reestablished Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat... of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building,...

  19. 77 FR 10486 - Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting

    2012-02-22

    ... Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability... Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, 86 Stat. 770... INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Rosenbaum, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S....

  20. 75 FR 61454 - Electricity Advisory Committee

    2010-10-05

    ... Electricity Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy...-established DOE Electricity Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat...: David Meyer, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability,...