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  1. Alleles of HLA-DRB1*04 Associated with Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Amazon Brazilian Population

    Porto dos Santos, Maisa; de Melo Silva, Cláudia Maria; Alves de Almeida, Vanessa; Assumpção Antunes, Irineide

    2016-01-01

    Immunogenetic host factors are associated with susceptibility or protection to tuberculosis (TB). Strong associations of HLA class II genes with TB are reported. We analyzed the HLA-DRB1*04 alleles to identify subtypes associated with pulmonary TB and their interaction with risk factors such as alcohol, smoking, and gender in 316 pulmonary TB patients and 306 healthy individuals from the Brazilian Amazon. The HLA-DRB1*04 was prevalent in patients with pulmonary TB (p<0.0001; OR = 2.94; 95% CI = 2.12 to 4.08). Direct nucleotide sequencing of DRB1 exon 2 identified nine subtypes of HLA-DRB1*04. The subtype HLA-DRB1*04:11:01 (p = 0.0019; OR = 2.23; 95% CI = 1.34 to 3.70) was associated with susceptibility to pulmonary TB while DRB1*04:07:01 (p<0.0001; OR = 0.02; 95% CI = 0.001 to 0.33) to protection. Notably, the interaction between alcohol and HLA-DRB1*04:11:01 increased the risk for developing pulmonary TB (p = 0.0001; OR = 51.3; 95% CI = 6.81 to 386). Multibacillary pulmonary TB, the clinical presentation of disease transmission, was strongly associated with interaction to alcohol (p = 0.0026; OR = 11.1; 95% CI = 3.99 to 30.9), HLA-DRB1*04:11:01 (p = 0.0442; OR = 2.01; 95% CI = 1.03 to 3.93) and DRB1*04:92 (p = 0.0112; OR = 8.62; 95% CI = 1.63 to 45.5). These results show that HLA-DRB1*04 are associated with pulmonary TB. Interestingly, three subtypes, DRB1*04:07:01, DRB1*04:11:01 and DRB1*04:92 of the HLA-DRB1*04 could be potential immunogenetic markers that may help to explain mechanisms involved in disease development. PMID:26901036

  2. Pre-test prediction for LOBI test A1-04 (PREX test)

    This report contains the pre-test prediction for the first LOBI test A1-04, which has been chosen as Pre-Prediction Exercise (LOBI-PREX). The test A1-04 will be a simulation of a nearly 200% double ended off-set shear break in the cold leg of the primary system of a four loop PWR. The prediction was performed with the RELAP4/Mod 6 computer code. The report gives the test specification (initial and boundary conditions), a brief description of the RELAP4 model used for the LOBI test facility and a short analysis of the predicted system behaviour. A complete RELAP4 input listing is given in Appendix A

  3. Stripping of 1.04 MeV per nucleon krypton ions in high molecular weight vapours

    Equilibrium charge state distributions have been measured for 1.04 MeV per nucleon krypton ions in heavy vapours with molecular weights from 462 to 6500. Non-equilibrium data are presented for the heaviest vapour. A maximum increase of 0.8 in the mean charge is found relative to a conventional diatomic gas but the pressures required are two orders of magnitude less. (Auth.)

  4. HLA-DRβ1*04 typing by simple in-house PCR-SSP technique for rheumatoid arthritis patients.

    Parasannanavar, Devaraj Jatteppa; Yeola, Avani; Pradhan, Vandana; Rajyadhaksha, Anjali; Ghosh, Kanjaksha

    2013-04-01

    A strong association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) has been observed in many different populations and that accounts for approximately one-third of the genetic component of RA susceptibility. The greatest effect comes from DRβ1 gene where the strongest association has been found with DRβ1*04 (DR4) allele. As serology has some disadvantages over polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based techniques and commercially available PCR-based kits are expensive, this study was aimed to standardize simple in-house PCR-SSP technique. Accuracy of this test was further checked with standard PCR-SSOP (RLS) results. The frequency HLA-DRβ1*04 was significantly increased among RA patients when compared with normal controls. In this study, a very simple, convenient and more cost-effective in-house PCR-SSP technique was standardized for HLA-DRβ1*04 typing that is helpful to RA diagnosis in developing countries like India, which can be used as a good screening test. PMID:22623274

  5. Lobi pre-prediction excersise test A1-04: results of calculations using Relap4/Mod.6 computer code

    LOBI test facility is the only high pressure, integral system test facility within european communities, built and operating in the Joint Research Centre of Ispra. Test A1-04 of LOBI program (LOop Blowdown Investigations), simulating a double-ended cold leg break of the primary cooling system of a four loop PWR, was choosen for a blind test Prediction Exercise (PREX) with large international partecipation; no results of experiment tests on LOBI facility were published before all calculate PREX results were supplied to Ispra. The 'Istituto di Impianti Nucleari' of Pisa University studied the thermohydraulic transient in test A1-04 by RELAP4/mod.6 code, running on IBM 370/158 computer of CNUCE (CNR-Pisa). This report, after a brief description of adopted nodalization and input data, contains the comparison between the experimental results (in form of graphs) and those of pre-test and post-test calculations; the latter were obtained with only minor changes on modelling (i.e. of SG behaviour) and on the basis of sensitivity studies about multipliers of critical flow models. The agreement between experimental and calculated results is generally good, also if some discrepances are noted and analyzed

  6. Preparation and electrochemical properties of (Fe2.5Ti0.5)1.04O4–graphene nanocomposite

    Highlights: • The (Fe2.5Ti0.5)1.04O4–graphene nanocomposite was firstly prepared. • It was prepared by a novel gas/liquid interfacial synthesis approach. • Its electrochemical performances for the lithium storage were firstly studied. • It shows high reversible capacity, outstanding cyclability and excellent rate performance. -- Abstract: A (Fe2.5Ti0.5)1.04O4–graphene nanocomposite was prepared by using a gas/liquid interfacial synthesis approach. The as-prepared nanocomposite was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The transmission electron microscopy characterization results indicate that (Fe2.5Ti0.5)1.04O4 nanoparticles were successfully deposited onto the surfaces of graphene sheets during the gas/liquid interfacial reaction process. The electrochemical performances were evaluated by using coin-type cells versus metallic lithium. The (Fe2.5Ti0.5)1.04O4–graphene nanocomposite exhibited a high reversible specific capacity of 1048 mAh g−1 after 60 cycles at a specific current of 300 mA g−1 and good rate capability, even at a high specific current of 2000 mA g−1, the reversible specific capacity was still as high as 480 mAh g−1. Most importantly of all, the (Fe2.5Ti0.5)1.04O4–graphene nanocomposite also showed excellent cyclic stability (1113 mAh g−1 after 100 cycles at the specific current of 300 mA g−1). These results indicate that the (Fe2.5Ti0.5)1.04O4–graphene nanocomposite is a promising anode material for lithium-ion batteries

  7. DNA typing for HLA-DPB1*02 and -DPB1*04 in multiple sclerosis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

    Fugger, L; Ryder, L P; Morling, N;

    1990-01-01

    arthritis (PJRA), and in 38 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Increased frequencies of the cellularly defined HLA-DPw2 in PJRA and of HLA-DPw4 in MS have previously been reported. In the patient groups, the frequencies of the DPB1*02 and DPB1*04 variants did not differ significantly from those expected...... based on the cellularly defined HLA-DP types of the patients and the frequencies of the DPB1*02 and DPB1*04 variants among healthy Danes.......DP gene typing using in vitro DNA amplification combined with sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes (SSOP) has recently been reported. The amplification step may be specific for the HLA-DPB locus, or it may be specific for one or a group of HLA-DPB alleles, thus increasing the discriminatory...

  8. Triggered massive and clustered stars formation by together H II regions G38.91-0.44 and G39.30-1.04

    Xu, Jin-Long; Liu, Xiao-Lan

    2013-01-01

    We present the radio continuum, infrared, and CO molecular observations of infrared dark cloud (IRDC) G38.95-0.47 and its adjacent H II regions G38.91-0.44 (N74), G38.93-0.39 (N75), and G39.30-1.04. The Purple Mountain Observation (PMO) 13.7 m radio telescope was used to detect12CO J=1-0,13CO J=1-0 and C18O J=1-0 lines. The carbon monoxide (CO) molecular observations can ensure the real association between the ionized gas and the neutral material observed nearby. To select young stellar objects (YSOs) associated this region, we used the GLIMPSE I catalog. The13CO J=1-0 emission presents two large cloud clumps. The clump consistent with IRDC G38.95-0.47 shows a triangle- like shape, and has a steep integrated-intensity gradient toward H II regions G38.91-0.44 and G39.30-1.04, suggesting that the two H II regions have expanded into the IRDC. Four submillmeter continuum sources have been detected in the IRDC G38.95-0.47. Only the G038.95-00.47-M1 source with a mass of 117 Msun has outflow and infall motions, ind...

  9. Interaction between Smoking and HLA-DRB1*04 Gene Is Associated with a High Cardiovascular Risk in Brazilian Amazon Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Boechat, Narjara de Oliveira; Ogusku, Mauricio Morish; Boechat, Antonio Luiz; Sadahiro, Aya

    2012-01-01

    Background Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints that affects approximately 1% of the population worldwide. The HLA-DRB1 gene locus plays a major role in genetic susceptibility to RA, a condition that has been associated with a high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in many studies. Methodology/Principal Findings The aim of this work was to investigate which types of HLA class II genes are associated with RA in patients from the Brazilian Amazon and their influence on high cardiovascular risk status in this population. For this purpose, a case-control study was carried out with a total of 350 non-Indian individuals made up of a cohort of 132 consecutive RA sufferers and 218 healthy controls. A χ2 test showed that HLADRB1*04 (p<0.0016; OR = 1.89; 95% CI = 1.29–2.79) and HLADRB1*10 (p = 0.0377; OR = 3.81; 95% CI = 1.16–12.50) are the major HLA genes associated with susceptibility to RA. A logistic regression model also showed that the interaction between HLADRB1*04 (p = 0.027; OR = 6.02; 95% CI = 1.21–29.7), age (p = 0.0001; OR = 1.26; 95% CI = 1.13–1.39) and smoking (p = 0.0001; OR = 23.6; 95% CI = 4.25–32.1) is associated with a probability of a high cardiovascular risk status at an early age. Conclusions/Significance The results of this study show for the first time that HLA class II type is associated with RA in Brazilian Amazon populations and that a specific interaction between the HLA-DRB1*04 gene and smoking is associated with a high cardiovascular risk status, as initially reported in the European population. This study therefore contributes to an understanding of gene-environment interactions in RA patients. PMID:22912672

  10. Isolation and Characterization of an HLA-DPB1*04: 01-restricted MAGE-A3 T-Cell Receptor for Cancer Immunotherapy.

    Yao, Xin; Lu, Yong-Chen; Parker, Linda L; Li, Yong F; El-Gamil, Mona; Black, Mary A; Xu, Hui; Feldman, Steven A; van der Bruggen, Pierre; Rosenberg, Steven A; Robbins, Paul F

    2016-06-01

    Long-term tumor regressions have been observed in patients following the adoptive transfer of autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes or genetically modified T cells expressing MHC class I-restricted T-cell receptors (TCRs), but clinical trials have not evaluated responses to genetically modified T cells expressing antitumor MHC class II-restricted TCRs. As studies carried out in a murine tumor model system have demonstrated that the adoptive transfer of CD4 T cells could lead to the regression of established tumors, we plan to test the hypothesis that CD4 T cells can also induce tumor regressions in cancer patients. In this study, 2 MAGE-A3-specific TCRs were isolated from a regulatory T-cell clone (6F9) and an effector clone (R12C9), generated from the peripheral blood of 2 melanoma patients after MAGE-A3 vaccination. The results indicated that T cells transduced with 6F9 TCR mediated stronger effector functions than R12C9 TCR. The 6F9 TCR specifically recognized MAGE-A3 and the closely related MAGE-A6 gene product, but not other members of the MAGE-A family in the context of HLA-DPB1*04:01. To test the feasibility of a potential clinical trial using this TCR, a clinical-scale procedure was developed to obtain a large number of purified CD4 T cells transduced with 6F9 TCR. Because HLA-DPB1*04:01 is present in ∼60% of the Caucasian population and MAGE-A3 is frequently expressed in a variety of cancer types, this TCR immunotherapy could potentially be applicable for a significant portion of cancer patients. PMID:27163739

  11. Principal design criteria of nuclear power plants. The norm CNEN-NE-1.04 and general design criteria from US NRC, BMI and IAEA

    Alvarenga, Marco Antonio Bayout; Rabello, Sidney Luiz [Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear (CNEN), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)]. E-mails: bayout@cnen.gov.br; sidney@cnen.gov.br

    2007-07-01

    The norm CNEN-NE-1.04 'Licensing of Nuclear Facilities' establishes that an applicant of a Construction License of a nuclear power plant should present, among other information, the design bases and the demonstration that these design bases are in accordance with the Principal Design Criteria, as described in the Preliminary Report of Safety Analysis (PSAR). The definition of Principal Design Criteria is related to design requirements for the manufacturing, construction, test and performance of structures, systems and components that are important for the safety. These requirements will guarantee that the plant can operate without undue risk to the workers, public and environment. On the other hand, General Design Criteria establish the minimum requirements, with the same objective of the Principal Design Criteria, applicable to a specific plant type, for instance, a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). In this article, the authors discuss the Brazilian experience of licensing in which three groups of General Design Criteria from different origins were used: the North American (US NRC), the German (BMI) and the international (IAEA). They also present a comparative study, showing the implication of their differences in the design bases, as well as the impact in the nuclear safety. (author)

  12. Principal design criteria of nuclear power plants. The norm CNEN-NE-1.04 and general design criteria from US NRC, BMI and IAEA

    The norm CNEN-NE-1.04 'Licensing of Nuclear Facilities' establishes that an applicant of a Construction License of a nuclear power plant should present, among other information, the design bases and the demonstration that these design bases are in accordance with the Principal Design Criteria, as described in the Preliminary Report of Safety Analysis (PSAR). The definition of Principal Design Criteria is related to design requirements for the manufacturing, construction, test and performance of structures, systems and components that are important for the safety. These requirements will guarantee that the plant can operate without undue risk to the workers, public and environment. On the other hand, General Design Criteria establish the minimum requirements, with the same objective of the Principal Design Criteria, applicable to a specific plant type, for instance, a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). In this article, the authors discuss the Brazilian experience of licensing in which three groups of General Design Criteria from different origins were used: the North American (US NRC), the German (BMI) and the international (IAEA). They also present a comparative study, showing the implication of their differences in the design bases, as well as the impact in the nuclear safety. (author)

  13. The distribution of interplanetary dust between 0.96 and 1.04 AU as inferred from impacts on the STEREO spacecraft observed by the Heliospheric Imagers

    Davis, C J; Cyr, O C St; Campbell-Brown, M; Skelt, A; Kaiser, M; Meyer-Vernet, Nicole; Crothers, S; Lintott, C; Smith, A; Bamford, S; Baeten, E M L

    2011-01-01

    The distribution of dust in the ecliptic plane between 0.96 and 1.04 AU has been inferred from impacts on the two STEREO spacecraft through observation of secondary particle trails and unexpected off-points in the Heliospheric Imager (HI) cameras. This study made use of analysis carried out by members of a distributed web-based project, Solar Stormwatch. A comparison between observations of the brightest particle trails and a survey of fainter trails shows consistent distributions. While there is no obvious correlation between this distribution and the occurrence of individual meteor streams at Earth, there are some broad longitudinal features in these distributions that are also observed in sources of the sporadic meteor population. The asymmetry in the number of trails seen by each spacecraft and the fact that there are many more unexpected off-points in the HI-B than in HI-A, indicates that the majority of impacts are coming from the apex direction. For impacts causing off-points in the HI-B camera these d...

  14. A combined prediction strategy increases identification of peptides bound with high affinity and stability to porcine MHC class I molecules SLA-1*04:01, SLA-2*04:01, and SLA-3*04:01

    Pedersen, Lasse Eggers; Rasmussen, Michael; Harndahl, Mikkel;

    2016-01-01

    constitute an attractive protocol to select target peptides from the vast pool of viral proteome peptides. We have earlier reported the peptide binding motif of the porcine MHC-I molecules SLA-1*04:01 and SLA-2*04:01, identified by an ELISA affinity-based positional scanning combinatorial peptide library...... (PSCPL) approach. Here, we report the peptide binding motif of SLA-3*04:01 and combine two prediction methods and analysis of both peptide binding affinity and stability of peptide-MHC complexes to improve rational peptide selection. Using a peptide prediction strategy combining PSCPL binding matrices...... and in silico prediction algorithms (NetMHCpan), peptide ligands from a repository of 8900 peptides were predicted for binding to SLA-1*04:01, SLA-2*04:01, and SLA-3*04:01 and validated by affinity and stability assays. From the pool of predicted peptides for SLA-1*04:01, SLA-2*04:01, and SLA-3...

  15. WFC3 SMOV Proposal 11419: UVIS Gain

    Baggett, S.; Borders, T.

    2009-11-01

    This report summarizes the gain results obtained from the SMOV UVIS Detector Functional program, proposal #11419. Based on internal calibration flatfields, the gain at the nominal 1.5 setting was measured at 1.61, 1.61, 1.63, and 1.62 e-/DN, with errors Pavlovsky) yielded gains within 1% or better of the SMOV values. The off-nominal gain settings are restricted parameters and unavailable for general use, however, the SMOV proposal obtained data to check these settings on-orbit relative to the nominal 1.5 setting. The values for the off-nominal gains were measured at 1.04, 1.02, 1.04, 1.04 e-/DN and at 2.17, 2.12, 2.17, 2.16 e-/DN for the gain 1.0 and gain 2.0 settings. The exposure times for the gain 4.0 images were erroneously set too low to allow a determination of that setting; the observations were not repeated.

  16. Immodest Proposals

    Bardzell, Jeffrey; Bardzell, Shaowen; Hansen, Lone Koefoed

    fiction Menstruation Machine by Sputniko!, the paper explores how design objects coproduce knowledge, by working through complex design problem spaces in non-reductive ways, proposing new connections and distinctions, and embodying design ideas and processes across time and minds....

  17. Thesis Proposal

    Sloth, Erik

    2010-01-01

    Strukturen i Thesis proposal er følgende: Først præsenteres mine konkrete empiriske forskningsprojekter som skal munde ud i afhandlingens artikler. Jeg præsenterer herefter de teoretiske overvejelser omkring oplevelsesbegrebet og forbrugerkulturteori som danner baggrund for at jeg er nået frem til...

  18. [Features of the distribution of alleles of the HLA-DRB1 04 and HLA-DQB1 03 genes among healthy people of European origin in Western Siberia].

    Sartakova, M L; Konenkov, V I; Kimura, A

    1993-04-01

    The allelic HLA-DRB1 04 and HLA-DQB1 03 polymorphism in caucasians living among the West Siberia Mongoloid aborigenes was studied. As a result of our studies, it was shown that the HLA-DRB1 0403/07 predominates and HLA-DRB1 0404/08 is absent in the Russian population of West Siberia, in contrast to those among Caucasians living in West Europe and North America. The frequencies of HLA-DQB1 03 alleles are similar to those observed among the all Caucasians. Gametic association HLA-DR4 - HLA-DQw was found for the first time in Caucasians of West Siberia. PMID:8354474

  19. Crystal structure, magnetic and dielectric behavior of h-LuMn{sub x}O{sub 3±δ} ceramics (0.95≤x≤1.04)

    Baghizadeh, A., E-mail: ali.baghizhadeh@ua.pt [Department of Materials & Ceramic Engineering & CICECO, Aveiro University, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Vieira, J.M [Department of Materials & Ceramic Engineering & CICECO, Aveiro University, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Amaral, J.S. [Physics Department & CICECO, Aveiro University, Aveiro (Portugal); Graça, M.P. [Department of Physics and I3N, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Soares, M.R. [LCA- Central Analytical Laboratory & CICECO, Aveiro University, Aveiro (Portugal); Mota, D.A. [IFIMUP and IN-Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Departamento de Física e Astronomia da Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Amaral, V.S. [Physics Department & CICECO, Aveiro University, Aveiro (Portugal)

    2015-12-01

    Lattice constants, magnetic properties and dielectric behavior of h-LuMn{sub x}O{sub 3±δ} solid solution (0.95≤x≤1.04) of bulk ceramic samples prepared by the solid state reaction method were studied to determine the role of stoichiometry changes on the crystalline structure and magneto-electric coupling. It is found that increasing of Mn content results in reduction of cell volume of h-LuMn{sub x}O{sub 3±δ} ceramics mostly due to shrinkage of a-axis length. The antiferromagnetic interactions of Mn{sup 3+} ions weaken with cell volume contraction. A weak ferromagnetic contribution appeared in all samples and extends up to the Neel temperature, T{sub N}. Irreversibility in temperature dependent magnetic measurements already reported for stoichiometric compositions of hexagonal RMnO{sub 3} oxides appears for all h-LuMn{sub x}O{sub 3±δ} samples right below Neel ordering transition. An increase of magnetic coercive field and magnetization on cooling below T{sub N} in samples is observed in field dependent magnetization and rises as x increases. In addition to the antiferromagnetic ordering transition at T{sub N}, two anomalies of the temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility and dielectric constant are identified below T{sub N}, centered at 69 K and 31 K respectively, being probably due to inhomogeneity of the crystalline structure inside ceramic grains. Changes of the dielectric constant at T{sub N} can be attributed to magneto-electric coupling in the off-stoichiometric hexagonal LuMn{sub x}O{sub 3±δ} lattice. The behavior of the dielectric relaxation follows a thermally activated mechanism with activation energy values characteristic of polaron hoping. - Highlights: • Self-doped hexagonal LuMn{sub x}O{sub 3±δ} (0.92≤x≤1.12) ceramics were synthesized by solid state sintering route. • Shrinkage of a-lattice constant and unit cell volume occur with increasing x (Mn/Lu) ratio. • Neel ordering transition decreases, and the spin-glass like

  20. Successful proposal writing.

    Pagonis, J F

    1987-03-01

    Skillful proposal writing is an art of persuasive communication that can be an asset for therapists who must cope with recent cuts in government and private support. This article provides an overview of funding agencies, the basic principles of proposal writing, and the components of a proposal. Even rejection of a proposal can be educational and can contribute to eventual mastery. PMID:3688124

  1. Writing successful UX proposals

    Hass, Chris

    2016-01-01

    Bringing new project funding and business opportunities to your organization is a vital part of UX professionals' growth and success. Writing Successful UX Proposals teaches the proven techniques for assessing proposal requests, writing successful commercial and government funding proposals, and enhancing your business development skills. This book will teach UX practitioners how to succeed in UX business development by mastering the following goals: * Understand how to assess a request for proposals* Understand the "anatomy" of a proposal response * Speak the business language of those who will be evaluating the proposed approach* Recognize the successes of others and build upon their advice Complete with case studies, tricks and tips, and real-world examples throughout, this is a must-have resource for UX professionals interested in honing their proposal writing skills and setting themselves up for success. * Provides unique sales and proposal writing insights tailored to the UX arena (including both resear...

  2. Crystal structures of new ternary rare earth silicides Sc3Pr2Si4, Sc1.26Pr3.74Si4 and Sc3.96Nd1.04Si4 with ordered and partially ordered rare earth sites

    The crystal structures of three new ternary silicides Sc3Pr2Si4, Sc1.26Pr3.74Si4 and Sc3.96Nd1.04Si4 were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The title compounds crystallize with three different substitution derivatives of the Sm5Ge4 structure type (orthorhombic space group Pnma) containing various distributions of rare earth atoms on the three Sm sites. Crystal chemistry analysis shows that these distributions are controlled by the atomic size factor. (orig.)

  3. Periodontics II: Course Proposal.

    Dordick, Bruce

    A proposal is presented for Periodontics II, a course offered at the Community College of Philadelphia to give the dental hygiene/assisting student an understanding of the disease states of the periodontium and their treatment. A standardized course proposal cover form is given, followed by a statement of purpose for the course, a list of major…

  4. COMPASS-II Proposal

    Gautheron, F; Koivuniemi, J; Meyer, W; Reicherz, G; Bisplinghoff, J; Eversheim, D; Hinterberger, F; Jahn, R; Joosten, R; Negrini, T; Barth, J; Klein, F; Goertz, S; Panknin, R; Pretz, J; Windmolders, R; Srnka, A; Dasgupta, S; Dhara, L; Sarkara, S; Sinha, L; Alexakhin, V Yu; Alexeev, G D; Anosov, V A; Antonov, A; Efremov, A; Gavrichtchouk, O P; Guskov, A; Ivanshin, Yu; Ivanov, O; Kisselev, Yu; Kouznetsov, O; Kroumchtein, Z; Meshcheryakov, G V; Nagaytsev, A; Olshevski, A; Peshekhonov, D V; Pontecorvo, G; Rossiyskaya, N; Sapozhnikov, M G; Savin, I A; Shevchenko, O Yu; Sissakian, A N; Smirnov, G I; Teryaev, O V; Tkatchev, L G; Vlassov, N V; Zemlyanichkina, E; Adolph, Ch; Braun, Ch; Eyrich, W; Lehmann, A; Richter, A; Fischer, H; Heinsius, F-H; Herrmann, F; Guthörl, T; Lauser, L; Königsmann, K; Nerling, F; Schill, Ch; Wollny, H; Schmidt, K; Schopferer, S; Mallot, G K; Nowak, W-D; Schönning, K; Schott, M; Sulc, M; Bordalo, P; Franco, C; Nunes, A S; Quintans, C; Ramos, S; Silva, L; Stolarski, M; Bernhard, J; Chaberny, D; du Fresne von Hohenesche, N; von Harrach, D; Jasinski, P; Kabuß, E M; Kang, D-H; Ostrick, M; Pochodzalla, J; Alexandrov, Yu; Zavertyaev, M; Böhmer, F; Dørheim, S; Friedrich, J M; Gerassimov, S; Grabmüller, S; Grube, B; Haas, F; Höppner, Ch; Ketzer, B; Konorov, I; Krämer, M; Mann, A; Nagel, T; Neubert, S; Paul, S; Schmitt, L; Uhl, S; Bettinelli, M; Dünnweber, W; Faessler, M A; Geyer, R; Rajotte, J-F; Schlüter, T; Uman, I; Zvyagin, A; Finger, M; Finger jr, M; Slunecka, M; Jary, V; Virius, M; Donskov, S V; Filin, A; Khaustov, G V; Khokhlov, Yu; Kolosov, V; Konstantinov, V; Lednev, A A; Mikhailov, Yu V; Nikolaenko, V I; Polyakov, V A; Ryabchikov, D; Samoylenko, V D; Bedfer, Y; Burtin, E; Ferrero, A; d’Hose, N; Kunne, F; Magnon, A; Makke, N; Marchand, C; Morreale, A; Neyret, D; Platchkov, S; Vandenbroucke, M; Lichtenstadt, J; Moinester, M A; Birsa, R; Bradamante, F; Bressan, A; Dalla Torre, S; Duic, V; Elia, C; Giorgi, M; Gobbo, B; Levorato, S; Martin, A; Pesaro, G; Rocco, E; Sbrizzai, G; Schiavon, P; Sozzi, F; Tessaro, S; Tessarotto, F; Alexeev, M G; Amoroso, A; Balestra, F; Bertini, R; Chiosso, M; Denisov, O; Garfagnini, R; Gnesi, I; Grasso, A; Kotzinian, A; Maggiora, A; Melis, S; Panzieri, D; Parsamyan, B; Piragino, G; Sosio, S; Takekawa, S; Badelek, B; Brona, G; Gazda, R; Klimaszewski, K; Kurek, K; Rondio, E; Sandacz, A; Sznajder, P; Wislicki, W; Marzec, J; Dziewiecki, M; Sulej, R; Zaremba, K; Ziembicki, M; Doshita, N; Iwata, T; Ishimoto, S; Horikawa, N; Kondo, K; Matsuda, T; Miyachi, Y

    2010-01-01

    The proposed new measurements comprise a Generalised Parton Distributions programme, an unpolarised PDF and FF programme, a transverse momentum dependent PDF programme and a programme for tests of chiral perturbation theory.

  5. Kofa Wilderness Proposal

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document is a proposal suggesting certain lands in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge for wilderness designation. Topics covered include history, resources,...

  6. Draft Legislative Proposals

    Turcan, Romeo V.; Bugaian, Larisa; Niculita, Angela;

    2015-01-01

    This chapter proposes legislative proposals for restructuring and modernization of Higher Education (HE) in Moldova. It is based on (1) the analysis of the institutional university autonomy in Moldova; (2) the benchmark analysis of institutional university autonomy in Denmark, Lithuania, Romania...... responsibilities; suggests a distinct separation between governance and management; suggests teaching and research funding formulae based on inputs and outputs; and outlines a new National Qualifications Framework....

  7. Proposal of Marketing Plan

    Fialková, Lenka

    2010-01-01

    The theme of my Bachelor Thesis called “Proposal of New Marketing Plan” is the analysis of current condition of marketing plan in wedding studio Mia Design and proposal of changes at its enhancement. The first chapter deals with company analysis. There are methods which are used for Marketing Investigation. Second chapter aims at describing the company and individual features of marketing mix. It also evaluates the insufficiency in the current marketing mix. Last chapter is concentrates on th...

  8. The qualitative research proposal

    H. Klopper

    2008-01-01

    Qualitative research in the health sciences has had to overcome many prejudices and a number of misunderstandings, but today qualitative research is as acceptable as quantitative research designs and is widely funded and published. Writing the proposal of a qualitative study, however, can be a challenging feat, due to the emergent nature of the qualitative research design and the description of the methodology as a process. Even today, many sub-standard proposals at post-graduate evaluation c...

  9. A hardenability test proposal

    Murthy, N.V.S.N. [Ingersoll-Rand (I) Ltd., Bangalore (India)

    1996-12-31

    A new approach for hardenability evaluation and its application to heat treatable steels will be discussed. This will include an overview and deficiencies of the current methods and discussion on the necessity for a new approach. Hardenability terminology will be expanded to avoid ambiguity and over-simplification as encountered with the current system. A new hardenability definition is proposed. Hardenability specification methods are simplified and rationalized. The new hardenability evaluation system proposed here utilizes a test specimen with varying diameter as an alternative to the cylindrical Jominy hardenability test specimen and is readily applicable to the evaluation of a wide variety of steels with different cross-section sizes.

  10. Soudan 2 proposal

    A proposal to build a Nucleon Decay Detector emphasizing fine-grained tracking and ionization measurements has been submitted by groups from Argonne National Laboratory, University of Minnesota, and Oxford University to funding agencies in the US and UK. The proposal is based on the use of long drifting in gas detectors surrounded by steel. Planar drift chambers with 50 cm drifts have been developed for the detector. Alternative drifting schemes are being investigated. The detector will have an initial mass of 1000 tons, yielding a sensitivity to nucleon decay at the 1032 year lifetime level. It will later be expanded to 5000 tons

  11. Badminton: Course Proposal.

    Yeo, David G.

    A proposal is presented for a Community College of Philadelphia Life Sciences and Allied Health Services course in Badminton. Following a standard cover form, a statement of purpose explains that the course is designed to introduce students to the techniques, knowledge, and strategies of badminton. Next, course goals and a course outline are…

  12. "Escola Familia": A Proposal

    Carani, George; Carani, José; Strong-Wilson, Teresa

    2014-01-01

    "Alphabetização" (literacy) of young children involves a school exclusively devoted to the early years, parental participation, and teachers specialized in early literacy. This is the basis of José Carani's proposal for an "escola familia" in the municipality of Cambé (Brazil). This "Note from the Field," based…

  13. Proposal of Marketing Strategy

    Soudek, Lukáš

    2010-01-01

    Subject of this thesis is the proposal of marketing strategy of the SUBFORM company. For thos purpose was chosen the SUBFORM company. This thesis includes theoretic piece of knowledge, company and market analysis. Using the data obtained by this analysis, I suggested the most suitable marketing strategy leading to affirming the company on this market.

  14. Plagiarism in Grant Proposals

    Markin, Karen M.

    2012-01-01

    It is not news that software exists to check undergraduate papers for plagiarism. What is less well known is that some federal grant agencies are using technology to detect plagiarism in grant proposals. That variety of research misconduct is a growing problem, according to federal experts. The National Science Foundation, in its most recent…

  15. The Marketing Mix Proposal

    Miholová, Pavla

    2012-01-01

    The master´s thesis focuses on the definition of marketing mix in company p.k.Solvent Ltd. and its customers. Specifies the individual components of the marketing mix, analyzes the business area and includes the area of marketing research in customer satisfaction. It compares theoretical knowledge with reality. It contains proposals to improve customer satisfaction, which contribute to increased competitiveness and increased profits of the company.

  16. Proposal of Communication Mix

    Odvářková, Alice

    2015-01-01

    This master thesis focuses on improving communication mix of selected businessman, Mgr. Ivo Zavadil, who operates in the sale of sports equipment. This work is is divided into three main parts. The first part describes theoretical knowledge, which is then used as a base for the next parts. The second part describes the activities of the selected company and analysis of the current marketing and communication mix. In the last part is the proposal of communication mix, which will be in the comp...

  17. Proposal of company's strategy

    Kamený, Štěpán

    2010-01-01

    The main aim of this graduation thesis is a proposal of future marketing strategy for a particular micro-enterprise based on its strategic analysis. Micro-enterprise is specialty retailer in field of cell phones and accessories. In theoretical part (two chapters) are firstly defined small and middle entrepreneurs and specified their importance. The second chapter describes strategic marketing, marketing mix and useful methods for marketing analysis. Introduction to practical part is third cha...

  18. Stress: a naturalistic proposal

    María De Lourdes Rodríguez Campuzano

    2013-01-01

    Some of the stress related topics, especially from the conceptual framework of Lazarus and Folkman are reviewed on this work. It is sustained that this approach is dualistic and that the research made from this view is made on the basis of morphological criteria that don’t allow studying important elements of this kind of behavior. From an interbehavioral approach three functional criteria are proposed to study this phenomenon: the functional nature of situations, aptitude levels of behavior,...

  19. Sudbury neutrino observatory proposal

    This report is a proposal by the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) collaboration to develop a world class laboratory for neutrino astrophysics. This observatory would contain a large volume heavy water detector which would have the potential to measure both the electron-neutrino flux from the sun and the total solar neutrino flux independent of neutrino type. It will therefore be possible to test models of solar energy generation and, independently, to search for neutrino oscillations with a sensitivity many orders of magnitude greater than that of terrestrial experiments. It will also be possible to search for spectral distortion produced by neutrino oscillations in the dense matter of the sun. Finally the proposed detector would be sensitive to neutrinos from a stellar collapse and would detect neutrinos of all types thus providing detailed information on the masses of muon- and tau-neutrinos. The neutrino detector would contain 1000 tons of D20 and would be located more than 2000 m below ground in the Creighton mine near Sudbury. The operation and performance of the proposed detector are described and the laboratory design is presented. Construction schedules and responsibilities and the planned program of technical studies by the SNO collaboration are outlined. Finally, the total capital cost is estimated to be $35M Canadian and the annual operating cost, after construction, would be $1.8 M Canadian, including the insurance costs of the heavy water

  20. 2006 Final Transmission Proposal.

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    2005-06-01

    This Record of Decision (ROD) contains the decisions of the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration BPABPA with respect to the adoption of transmission and ancillary services rates for the two-year rate period beginning October 1, 2005, and ending September 30, 2007 (fiscal years (FY) 2006-2007)(2006 Final Transmission and Ancillary Services Rate Proposal). These decisions are based on the record compiled in this rate proceeding. The transmission and ancillary services rates adopted in this ROD are the rates proposed as a result of a comprehensive settlement agreement between BPA's Transmission Business Line (BPA-TBL) and a diverse group of transmission customers, including BPA's Power Business Line (BPA-PBL), regional investor-owned utilities, partial and full requirements customers of the BPA-PBL, Direct Services Industrial (DSI) customers, and merchant generators. The decisions in this ROD to adopt the rates and charges proposed by the settlement agreement are not intended to create or imply any factual , legal, procedural or substantive precedent, or to create agreement to any underlying principle or methodology.

  1. Rate proposal for 1992

    Hydro-Quebec's rate proposals for 1992 are presented, based on the evolution of the costs of supply. An overall rate increase of 5.5% is projected. This is less than the 6.8% projected increase in costs. Measures to offset low runoff and debt guarantee costs represent obligations totalling 3.9%; Hydro-Quebec is thus limiting to 1.6% the rate increase covering its regular activities, the costs of which are expected to rise by 2.9%. To limit rate increases, Hydro-Quebec intends to exercise strict management of costs, while accepting that certain financial criteria will fall short of normally-sought levels. By rate category, the proposed rate increases are as follows: domestic, 5.9%; small and medium power, 5.1%; and large power, 5.5%. The average rate increase for the public lighting market, one of the main targets of Hydro-Quebec's energy efficiency project, is 5.1%. A new rate for dual-energy customers will be revised to consist of a monthly fixed charge plus an advantageous rate for energy consumed during off-peak periods and $0.35/kWh for energy consumed beyond the first 25 h during peak periods. The proposed rates will generate additional revenue of $339 million for the period May 1, 1992 to April 30, 1993. 4 figs., 31 tabs

  2. Proposed Dunvegan hydroelectric project

    A new hydroelectric project is being proposed on the Peace River in the vicinity of Dunvegan, Alberta, by Glacier Power. The proposal calls for a low head, run-of-the-river hydroelectric power plant which would comprise a powerhouse containing 40 Kaplan turbines, a weir section, two fishways and a boat lock. The capacity of the generating plant would be 80 MW. As per established guidelines, the review process was initiated in July 1999 and is ongoing. Stakeholders, government agencies, both at the federal and provincial levels, are involved in the review process. The potential effects on the ice regime, fish passage and fish mortality and bank stability are the issues that have warranted the most attention to date. Scheduled to begin on October 2, 2001, a public hearing on the project has been arranged by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board. The objective sought by Glacier Power is to have the project certified as being a green-power plant. Green power is defined as power produced from renewable sources with low environmental impact. The production of power with minimal environmental impacts is being encouraged in Alberta by Glacier Power, which sells power for a premium. 6 refs., 4 figs

  3. Fast liner proposal

    This is a proposal to study, both theoretically and experimentally, the possibility of making a fusion reactor by magnetically imploding a cylindrical metallic shell on a prepared plasma. The approach is characterized by the following features: (1) the nonrotating liner would be driven by an axial current, (2) the plasma would also carry an axial current that provides an azimuthal magnetic field for thermal insulation in both the radial and longitudinal directions, (3) solid end plugs would be utilized to prevent axial loss of particles, and (4) liner speeds would be in the 106 cm/s range. The preliminary calculations indicate (1) that the energetics are favorable (energy inputs of about 10 MJ might produce a machine in the break-even regime), (2) that radiation and heat losses could be made tolerable, (3) that alpha-particle heating could be made very effective, and (4) that Taylor instabilities in a fast liner might be harmless because of the large viscosities at high pressures. A preliminary conceptual design of the sort of fusion reactor that might result from such an approach is discussed, as are some of the relevant reactor scaling arguments

  4. More nurses: a proposal.

    Finlay, Noeleen; Irwin, Joan; James, Christine

    2003-11-01

    This paper recognises the complexities of the current political, professional and economic agendas. Its chief concern is to maintain the quality of student learning while ensuring the development of competent practitioners and as such, while accepting the government and professional strategies, we suggest that students should exit the programme after less than three years if they achieve competency. In the words of former RCN assistant director of nurse education Sally Thomson (Alderman and Knight 1999): 'Quality is a better measure than quantity.' The profession has chosen to go down a competency based route; the amount of time taken, therefore, should become less significant. The approach suggested by the authors would maximise the number of students achieving registration without compromising standards or intensifying the existing stressors of registered staff. It should also ease the financial burden on many students and save public money, such as the 24 weeks of bursary for each student, and should increase the number of graduates as students are helped financially to complete the programme's degree component. Failure to consider this proposal seriously, we believe, might result in more students, less supervision, poorer quality placements, worse learning and less competence. PMID:14649174

  5. ATF2 Proposal

    Grishanov, Boris Ivanovich; Logachev, Pavel; Podgorny, Fedor; Telnov, Valery; /Novosibirsk, IYF; Angal-Kalinin, Deepa; Appleby, Robert; Jones, James; Kalinin, Alexander; /Daresbury; Napoly, Olivier; Payet, Jacques; /DAPNIA, Saclay; Braun, Hans-Heinrich; Schulte, Daniel; Zimmermann, Frank; /CERN; Barlow, Roger; Bailey, Ian; Jenner, Leo; Jones, Roger; Kourevlev, German; /Daresbury; Walker, Nick; /DESY; Takahasi, Tohru; /Hiroshima U.; Gao, Jie; /Beijing, Inst. High Energy Phys. /Oxford U. /KEK, Tsukuba /Kyoto U., Inst. Chem. Res.

    2005-08-23

    This document is the first of two volumes describing the ATF2 project. The present volume discusses the technical justification for ATF2 and presents a design description. Since the International Committee for Future Accelerator (ICFA) decision on the choice of technology, a world-wide collaboration on the design of the International Linear Collider (ILC) has rapidly progressed [1]. The formation of the Global Design Effort (GDE) will accelerate the work towards a final design. An important technical challenge is obviously the high gradient acceleration but what is similarly challenging is the collision of extremely small beams of a few nanometer size. The latter challenge has three distinct issues: creating small emittance beams, preserving the emittance during acceleration and transport, and focusing the beams to nanometers. Most studies have been done using computer simulations but many issues still remain that require experimental verification. Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at KEK was built to create small emittance beams, and succeeded in obtaining an emittance that almost satisfies the ILC requirements [2]. In this proposal we present a project, ATF2, which addresses the focusing of the beam into a nanometer spot. The ATF2 project will extend the extraction beamline of the ATF with an ILC-type final focus system to create a tightly focused, stable beam by making use of the small emittance of the ATF. The layout is shown in Figure 1.1. In the longer term, the ATF2 project would also provide invaluable input for the CLIC design of a future multi-TeV collider.

  6. ATF2 Proposal

    This document is the first of two volumes describing the ATF2 project. The present volume discusses the technical justification for ATF2 and presents a design description. Since the International Committee for Future Accelerator (ICFA) decision on the choice of technology, a world-wide collaboration on the design of the International Linear Collider (ILC) has rapidly progressed [1]. The formation of the Global Design Effort (GDE) will accelerate the work towards a final design. An important technical challenge is obviously the high gradient acceleration but what is similarly challenging is the collision of extremely small beams of a few nanometer size. The latter challenge has three distinct issues: creating small emittance beams, preserving the emittance during acceleration and transport, and focusing the beams to nanometers. Most studies have been done using computer simulations but many issues still remain that require experimental verification. Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at KEK was built to create small emittance beams, and succeeded in obtaining an emittance that almost satisfies the ILC requirements [2]. In this proposal we present a project, ATF2, which addresses the focusing of the beam into a nanometer spot. The ATF2 project will extend the extraction beamline of the ATF with an ILC-type final focus system to create a tightly focused, stable beam by making use of the small emittance of the ATF. The layout is shown in Figure 1.1. In the longer term, the ATF2 project would also provide invaluable input for the CLIC design of a future multi-TeV collider

  7. Hawaiian Islands Wilderness proposal : Synopsis

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document is a synopsis of the Hawaiian Islands Wilderness proposal. It covers information such as the location of the proposed area, management the wilderness...

  8. Book review: Developing research proposals

    Moise, Andreea

    2013-01-01

    Writing a research proposal can be one of the most important tasks facing academics, researchers and postgraduate students. Yet there is a good deal of misinformation and a great lack of guidance about what constitutes a good research proposal and what can be done to maximise one’s chances of writing a successful application. Pam Denicolo and Lucinda Becker aim to help readers understand the context within which their proposal will be read, what the reviewers are looking for an...

  9. A relevant universal coverage proposal.

    Lemieux, Jeff

    2003-01-01

    Karen Davis and Cathy Schoen offer a strategic vision for universal coverage that attempts to move beyond ideological battles that have stifled progress. However, I believe that there are a few specific shortcomings with the proposal's logic that could thwart political consensus. I review some of these shortcomings and make suggestions for incremental technical improvements. In particular, I suggest that future versions of the proposal consider administering the tax credits as a "passthrough" from the government through employers to individuals. I also believe that reform proposals should address more directly the issues of provider accountability and patient information needs. PMID:14527255

  10. Hawaiian Islands Wilderness proposal announcement

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document is a letter from the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife stating that documents pertaining to the Hawaiian Islands Wilderness proposal have been...

  11. Proposal and realization advertising campaign

    RYCHLÁ, Marie

    2008-01-01

    The Bachelor Paper contains proposal and realization advertising campaign, including make charge for cost amount. The advertising campaign is made for chosen product of firm. Advertising campaign is planning by the medium of broadsheet and advertising on the Internet.

  12. Valentine Wilderness proposal supporting documents

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document is a series of documents meant to support the Valentine Wilderness proposal. The documents include a draft bill, draft letter to the President, a...

  13. Grazing planning proposal : Valentine NWR

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This proposal is submitted with the intention of maximizing the long term quality and quantity of undisturbed cover and in particular preferred nesting cover for...

  14. Valentine Wilderness Proposal Conflict Correspondence

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Correspondence on the issue of grazing permits at Valentine National Wildlife Refuge in relation witht the proposed wilderness. Document also contains the Public...

  15. NOAO observing proposal processing system

    Bell, David J.; Gasson, David; Hartman, Mia

    2002-12-01

    Since going electronic in 1994, NOAO has continued to refine and enhance its observing proposal handling system. Virtually all related processes are now handled electronically. Members of the astronomical community can submit proposals through email, web form or via Gemini's downloadable Phase-I Tool. NOAO staff can use online interfaces for administrative tasks, technical reviews, telescope scheduling, and compilation of various statistics. In addition, all information relevant to the TAC process is made available online. The system, now known as ANDES, is designed as a thin-client architecture (web pages are now used for almost all database functions) built using open source tools (FreeBSD, Apache, MySQL, Perl, PHP) to process descriptively-marked (LaTeX, XML) proposal documents.

  16. ATF2 Proposal Vol.2

    ATF2 Group

    2006-01-01

    The two major goals for this facility, called ATF2, are : (A) Achievement of a 37 nm beam size, and (B) control of beam position down to 2 nm level. The scientific justification for the ATF2 project and its technical design have been described in Volume 1 of the ATF2 Proposal. We present here Volume 2 of the ATF2 Proposal, in which we present specifics of the construction plans and the group organization to execute the research programs at ATF2.

  17. A proposed taxonomy of contracts

    Mouzas, Stefanos; Furmston, Michael

    2013-01-01

    We propose a classification of contracts based on their real-life usage. Recognizing that there are a number of different and overlapping ways of classifying contracts, we can identify at least seven ways of doing this: 1) by the subject matter, 2) by the way the contract is made, 3) by the function of contracts, 4) by the time-horizon, 5) by the ability to re-negotiate terms, 6) by the involvement of consumers, 7) by the existence of mutual trust. The proposed taxonomy draws our attention to...

  18. 77 FR 19747 - Proposed Cancelation

    2012-04-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary Proposed Cancelation of the Air Taxi Authority Of VIH Cougar Helicopters, Inc... cause why it should not issue an order finding that VIH Cougar Helicopters, Inc. is not a U.S....

  19. Addendum to the CLOUD proposal

    Fastrup, B; Lillestøl, Egil; Thorn, E; Bosteels, Michel; Gonidec, A; Kirkby, Jasper; Mele, S; Minginette, P; Nicquevert, Bertrand; Schinzel, D; Seidl, W; Grundsøe, P; Marsh, N D; Polny, J; Svensmark, H; Viisanen, Y; Kurvinen, K L; Orava, Risto; Hämeri, K; Kulmala, M; Laakso, I; Mäkelä, J M; O'Dowd, C D; Afrosimov, V; Basalaev, A; Panov, M; Laaksonen, B D; Joutsensaari, J; Ermakov, V; Makhmutov, V S; Maksumov, O; Pokrevsky, P; Stozhkov, Yu I; Svirzhevsky, N S; Carslaw, K; Yin, Y; Trautmann, T; Arnold, F; Wohlfrom, K H; Hagen, D; Schmitt, J; Whitefield, P; Aplin, K; Harrison, R G; Bingham, R; Close, Francis Edwin; Gibbins, C; Irving, A; Kellett, B; Lockwood, M; Petersen, D; Szymanski, W W; Wagner, P E; Vrtala, A; CERN. Geneva. SPS-PS Experiments Committee

    2000-01-01

    This report is the first of two addenda to the CLOUD proposal at CERN (physics/0104048), which aims to test experimentally the existence a link between cosmic rays and cloud formation, and to understand the microphysical mechanism. The document provides further details on the detector design, scientific motivation and experimental programme.

  20. Review of kaon factory proposals

    Nuclear physics issues and particle physics issues for a kaon factory are discussed. Kaon factory accelerator proposals are then considered. Secondary beam considerations are covered and hardware development for a kaon factory is discussed. The prospects for construction are presented. 9 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs

  1. Proposed Hydro-Quebec development plan, 1993: Proposal

    The Quebec government now requires Hydro-Quebec to submit a development plan every three years instead of annually, in order to permit more in-depth studies and a broader consultation with interested parties. In the first of such three-year plans, a series of plan proposals is presented which was developed after a year of consultation with various groups on four fundamental matters: energy efficiency, means of generation, electro-intensive industries, and electricity exports. Options for meeting future demand at Hydro-Quebec are assessed, including the construction of new generation and transmission facilities, rehabilitation of existing facilities, improving electrical energy efficiency, and conservation strategies. These options are considered while applying the principle of sustainable development that respects the environment. Hydroelectricity will continue to be emphasized as the main source of generation since hydroelectric facilities offer distinct advantages in terms of costs, environmental impacts, and economic spinoffs. The proposed plan also presents objectives and strategies for improving the quality of service and internal operations. Financial forecasts for Hydro-Quebec are proposed which take into account the forecast changes in the utility's cost and revenue factors and its self-financing requirements. 5 figs., 15 tabs

  2. Antiviral Drug Research Proposal Activity

    Lisa Injaian

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The development of antiviral drugs provides an excellent example of how basic and clinical research must be used together in order to achieve the final goal of treating disease. A Research Oriented Learning Activity was designed to help students to better understand how basic and clinical research can be combined toward a common goal. Through this project students gained a better understanding of the process of scientific research and increased their information literacy in the field of virology. The students worked as teams to research the many aspects involved in the antiviral drug design process, with each student becoming an "expert" in one aspect of the project. The Antiviral Drug Research Proposal (ADRP culminated with students presenting their proposals to their peers and local virologists in a poster session. Assessment data showed increased student awareness and knowledge of the research process and the steps involved in the development of antiviral drugs as a result of this activity.

  3. The Proposal of Marketing Mix

    Ekerová, Jana

    2016-01-01

    The Master’s thesis deals with the evaluation of the marketing mix of the specific business subject. It compares teoretical knowledges of the individual elements of the marketing mix with the reality. It analyses internal and external subject’s environment and it evaluates the questionnaire survey focused on the found problems of the individual elements of the marketing mix. The result is proposal fot the improvement of the current status of the marketing mix.

  4. The JET Project (Design proposal)

    This proposal describes a large Tokamak experiment, which aims to study plasma behavior in conditions and dimensions approaching those required in a fusion reactor. The maximum plasma minor radius (a) is 1.25 m and the major radius R0 is 2.96 m. An important feature is the flexibility to study, for plasma currents in the 1→3 MA range, a wide range of aspect ratios R0/a=2.37→5), toroidal magnetic fields (up to 3.6T), minor radii (0.6→1.25 m) and elongation ratios (b/a=1→3.5). The cost of the apparatus, power supplies, plasma heating equipment and specific diagnostics is estimated as 70.1 Muc (March 1975 prices, 1 uc=50 FB). The total construction phase cost including commissioning, buildings and staff is 135 Muc. These figures include an average overall contingency of 30%. The construction time for the project is estimated at 5 years and requires 370 professional man years of effort in the construction organisation with additional effort deployed by the Associated Laboratories in such areas as diagnostics and plasma heating. This design proposal is arranged as follows: The preface gives an introduction to the field of fusion research and relates JET to the European and international programmes. Chapter I is a concise summary of the design proposal, it describes the objectives of research with JET, and gives a brief description of: the apparatus; the cost and construction schedules; the proposed experimental programme and the possible modes of operation of the device. A detailed account of the project is given in the rest of the report of which Chapters IV and VII comprise the engineering design and the staff and cost estimates respectively

  5. PROPOSAL OF NEW OPTICAL ELEMENTS

    Goce Chadzitaskos

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A overview of our patented proposals of new optical elements is presented. The elements are suitable for laser pulse analysis, telescopy, X-ray microscopy and X-ray telescopy. They are based on the interference properties of light: a special grating for a double slit pattern, parabolic strip imaging for a telescope, and Bragg’s condition for X-ray scattering on a slice of a single crystal for X-raymicroscopy and X-ray telescopy.

  6. Photorefractive optical processing: some proposals

    Ángel-Toro, Luciano; Bolgnini, Néstor; Tebaldi, Myrian

    1999-01-01

    Some proposals on Lau and Talbot fringes formation based on a grating registered as birefringence modulation in a photorefractive crystal, will be presented. In the Talbot case, the stored grating can be replicated if read-out with coherent light. The system for the Lau arrangement behaves as a combination of an amplitude and a birefringence phase grating. In both cases, it is possible to control the visibility and to produce a contrast reversion of fringes by using an analyzer. Besides, Lau ...

  7. ATF2 Proposal v. 2

    Grishanov, B I; Alabau-Pons, M; Angal-Kalinin, Deepa; Appleby, R; Araki, S; Bailey, I; Bambade, P; Bane, Karl Leopold Freitag; Barlow, R; Blair, G A; Bolzon, B; Boorman, G; Bosco, A; Brachmann, A; Braun, Hans Heinrich; Burrows, P N; Carter, J; Choi, J; Christian, Glenn B; Clarke, C; Dabiri-Khah, A; Dadoun, O; Danagulyan, S; Delerue, N; Dixit, S; Driouichi, C; Elsen E; Gao, J; Geffroy, N; Gronberg, J; Hartin, Anthony F; Hayano, H; Higashi, Y; Himel, T; Honda, Y; Howell, D; Huang, J Y; Iwashita, Y; Jenner, L; Jones, J; Jones, R; Jérémie, A; Kalinin, A; Kanazawa, K; Kang, H S; Karyotakis, Yu; Kim, E S; Kim, S; Komamiya, S; Kourevlev, German Yu; Kubo, K; Kumada, M; Kume, T; Kuriki, M; Kuroda, S; Liu, W; Logatchev, P V; Lyapin, A; Malton, S; Markiewicz, T W; Masuzawa, M; Mihara, T; Miller, D J; Molloy, S; Mtingwa, S; Naito, T; Nan-Phinney, Y; Napoly, O; Nelson, J; Okugi, T; Payet, J; Pei, G X; Pivi, M T F; Podgorny, F; Price, M; Raubenheimer, T O; Reichold, A; Ross, M; Sanuki, T; Schulte, Daniel; Seryi, R A; Solyak, N; Soo Ko In; Spencer, C M; Suehara, T; Sugahara, R; Takahashi, T; Takashi-Boogert, S; Tauchi, T; Telnov, Valery I; Tenenbaum, P G; Terunuma, N; Toge, N; Torrence, E; Urakawa, J; Urner, D; Vogel, V; Walker, N; Wang, J Q; Wendt, M; White, G; Wing, M; Wolski, A; Woodley, M; Yamaoka, H; Yokoya, K; Zimmermann, Frank

    2006-01-01

    For achieving the high luminosity required at the International Linear Collider (ILC), it is critical to focus the beams to nanometer size with the ILC Beam Delivery System (BDS), and to maintain the beam collision with a nanometer-scale stability. To establish the technologies associated with this ultra-high precision beam handling, it has been proposed to implement an ILC-like final focus optics in an extension of the existing extraction beamline of ATF at KEK. The ATF is considered to be the best platform for this exercise, since it provides an adequate ultra-low emittance electron beam in a manner dedicated to the development of ILC. The two major goals for this facility, called ATF2, are : (A) Achievement of a 37 nm beam size, and (B) control of beam position down to 2 nm level. The scientific justification for the ATF2 project and its technical design have been described in Volume 1 of the ATF2 Proposal [1]. We present here Volume 2 of the ATF2 Proposal, in which we present specifics of the construction...

  8. Proposal for Two Enhanced NTRU

    Ahmed Tariq Sadiq

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Sound is very widely used in communication. In order to ensure secure communication a cryptographic data scheme is used. Secure sound is needed in many fields such as military, business, banking and electronic commerce. There is also an increasing demand for secured sound in network communication. Several symmetric and asymmetric algorithms are used for sound encryption. In this work, NTRU, the last in line public key cryptosystem is enhanced in two methods and used for encrypting sound files after converting the sound into text. In the proposed methods the message is encrypted one character at a time, since NTRU encrypts only prime numbers, thus 7 bits of each character is encrypted and the eighth bit is left without encryption. In method I NTRU algorithm is enhanced by adding the result obtained from calculating a mathematical equation of one variable to the message and then the resulted encrypted bit is fed-back and added to the next bit of the message in the next step; this procedure is repeated for the subsequent bits of the message. In method II NTRU algorithm is enhanced by adding the subsequent states of LFSR (Linear Feedback Shift Register to the subsequent bytes of the message. The proposed methods are tested on several sound files; the results show that the proposed methods I and II maintain approximately the same original method encryption and decryption time while generating more complex encryption.

  9. ATF2 Proposal Volume 2

    Grishanov, B.I.; Logachev, P.; Podgorny, F.; Telnov, V.; /Novosibirsk, IYF; Angal-Kalinin, D.; Jones, J.; Kalinin, A.; /Daresbury; Napoly, O.; Payet, J.; /DAPNIA, Saclay; Braun, H.H.; Schulte, D.; Zimmermann, F.; /CERN; Appleby, R.; Barlow, R.; Bailey, I.; Jenner, L.; Jones, R.; Kourevlev, G.; /Cockcroft Inst.; Elsen, E.; Vogel, V.; Walker, N.; /DESY

    2006-02-27

    For achieving the high luminosity required at the International Linear Collider (ILC), it is critical to focus the beams to nanometer size with the ILC Beam Delivery System (BDS), and to maintain the beam collision with a nanometer-scale stability. To establish the technologies associated with this ultra-high precision beam handling, it has been proposed to implement an ILC-like final focus optics in an extension of the existing extraction beamline of ATF at KEK. The ATF is considered to be the best platform for this exercise, since it provides an adequate ultra-low emittance electron beam in a manner dedicated to the development of ILC. The two major goals for this facility, called ATF2, are: (A) Achievement of a 37 nm beam size, and (B) control of beam position down to 2 nm level. The scientific justification for the ATF2 project and its technical design have been described in Volume 1 of the ATF2 Proposal [1]. We present here Volume 2 of the ATF2 Proposal, in which we present specifics of the construction plans and the group organization to execute the research programs at ATF2. The sections in this report have been authored by relevant ATF2 subgroups within the International ATF Collaboration. The time line of the project is described in Section 2. Section 3 discuss the structure of the international collaboration. Sections 4 and 5 discuss budget considerations, which are presented as well as the design and construction tasks to be shared by the international collaboration at ATF2. Concluding remarks have been contributed by Dr. Ewan Paterson, Chair of the International Collaboration Board of the ATF collaboration.

  10. Proposals on nonperturbative superstring interactions

    Motl, Lubos

    1997-01-01

    We show a possibility that the matrix models recently proposed to explain (almost) all the physics of M-theory may include the superstring theories that we know perturbatively. The ``1st quantized'' physical system of one IIA string seems to be an exact consequence of M(atrix) theory with a proper mechanism to mod out a symmetry. The central point of the paper is the representation of strings with P^+/epsilon greater than one. I call the mechanism ``screwing strings to matrices''. I also give...

  11. Proposals for iterated hash functions

    Knudsen, Lars Ramkilde; Thomsen, Søren Steffen

    2006-01-01

    some generic attacks. We also give a concrete proposal for a new hash function construction, given a secure compression function which, unlike in typical existing constructions, is not required to be resistant to all types of collisions. Finally, we show how members of the SHA-family can be turned into......The past few years have seen an increase in the number of attacks on cryptographic hash functions. These include attacks directed at specific hash functions, and generic attacks on the typical method of constructing hash functions. In this paper we discuss possible methods for protecting against...

  12. Proposals for Iterated Hash Functions

    Knudsen, Lars Ramkilde; Thomsen, Søren Steffen

    2008-01-01

    some generic attacks. We also give a concrete proposal for a new hash function construction, given a secure compression function which, unlike in typical existing constructions, is not required to be resistant to all types of collisions. Finally, we show how members of the SHA-family can be turned into......The past few years have seen an increase in the number of attacks on cryptographic hash functions. These include attacks directed at specific hash functions, and generic attacks on the typical method of constructing hash functions. In this paper we discuss possible methods for protecting against...

  13. Restructuring proposed for Mexico's Pemex

    Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari soon will send a legislative proposal to Congress that splits state owned Petroleos Mexicanos into four subsidiaries. This paper reports that Pemex functions will be divided into Pemex Exploration ampersand Production, Pemex Refining, Pemex Gas ampersand Basic Petrochemicals, and Pemex Secondary Chemicals. An earlier report the the company would be split into seven units. Each of the four new operating companies will be an independent business unit with a separate board of directors and its own staff and support functions

  14. Riverland expedited response action proposal

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recommended that the US Department of Energy (DOE) prepare an expedited response action (ERA) for the Riverland Railroad Car Wash Pit and the 600 Area Army Munitions Burial Site. A non-time-critical ERA proposal includes preparation of an engineering evaluation/cost analysis (EE/CA) section. The EE/CA is a rapid, focused evaluation of available technologies using specific screening factors to assess feasibility, appropriateness, and cost. The ERA proposal will undergo reviews by Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC), DOE, EPA, Ecology, and the public. Ecology and EPA will issue an Action Agreement Memorandum after resolution of all review comments. The, memorandum will authorize remediation activities. The ERA goal is to reduce the potential for any contaminant migration to the soil column, groundwater, and Columbia River. The ERA may be the final remediation of the 100-IU-1 Operable Unit. A No Action Record of Decision may be issued after cleanup completion

  15. Proposed MIDAS II processing array

    Meng, J.

    1982-03-01

    MIDAS (Modular Interactive Data Analysis System) is a ganged processor scheme used to interactively process large data bases occurring as a finite sequence of similar events. The existing device uses a system of eight ganged minicomputer central processor boards servicing a rotating group of 16 memory blocks. A proposal for MIDAS II, the successor to MIDAS, is to use a much larger number of ganged processors, one per memory block, avoiding the necessity of switching memories from processor to processor. To be economic, MIDAS II must use a small, relatively fast and inexpensive microprocessor, such as the TMS 9995. This paper analyzes the use of the TMS 9995 applied to the MIDAS II processing array, emphasizing computational, architectural and physical characteristics which make the use of the TMS 9995 attractive for this application.

  16. Proposals on nonperturbative superstring interactions

    Motl, L

    1997-01-01

    We show a possibility that the matrix models recently proposed to explain (almost) all the physics of M-theory may include the superstring theories that we know perturbatively. The ``1st quantized'' physical system of one IIA string seems to be an exact consequence of M(atrix) theory with a proper mechanism to mod out a symmetry. The central point of the paper is the representation of strings with P^+/epsilon greater than one. I call the mechanism ``screwing strings to matrices''. I also give the first version of the proof of 2/3 power law between the compactification radius and the coupling constant in this formulation. Multistring states are involved in a M(atrix) theory fashion, replacing the 2nd quantization that I briefly review. We shortly discuss the T-dualities, type I string theory and involving of FP ghosts to all the systems including the original one of Banks et al.

  17. Medical heavy ion accelerator proposals

    For several decades, accelerators designed primarily for research in nuclear and high energy physics have been adapted for biomedical research including radiotherapeutic treatment of human diseases such as pituitary disorders, cancer, and more recently, arteriovascular malformations. The particles used in these treatments include pions, protons and heavier ions such as carbon, neon, silicon and argon. Maximum beam energies must be available to penetrate into an equivalent of about 30 cm of water, requiring treatment beams of 250 to 1000 MeV/nucleon. Certain special treatments of superficial melanoma, however, require that beam energies as low as 70 MeV/nucleon also be available. Intensities must be adequate to complete a 100 rad treatment fraction in about 1 minute. For most heavy ion treatments, this corresponds to 107-109 ions/second at the patient. Because this research is best conducted in a dedicated, hospital-based facility, and because of the clinical need for ultra-high reliability, the construction of new and dedicated facilities has been proposed. Heavy ion accelerators can provide a variety of ions and energies, permitting treatment plans that exploit the properties of the ion best suited to each individual treatment, and that employ radioactive beams (such as 11C and 19Ne) to precisely confirm the dose localization. The favored technical approach in these proposals utilizes a conventional, strong-focusing synchrotron capable of fast switching between ions and energies, and servicing multiple treatment rooms. Specialized techniques for shaping the dose to conform to irregularly-shaped target volumes, while simultaneously sparing surrounding, healthy tissue and critical structures, are employed in each treatment room, together with the sophisticated dosimetry necessary for verification, monitoring, and patient safety. 3 refs., 8 figs

  18. 75 FR 5930 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

    2010-02-05

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. SUMMARY: FEMA is correcting a... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposes determinations of Base...

  19. 75 FR 5929 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

    2010-02-05

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. SUMMARY: FEMA is correcting a... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposes determinations of Base...

  20. A Proposed NFC Payment Application

    Pardis Pourghomi

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Near Field Communication (NFC technology is based on a short range radio communication channel which enables users to exchange data between devices. With NFC technology, mobile services establish a contactless transaction system to make the payment methods easier for people. Although NFC mobile services have great potential for growth, they have raised several issues which have concerned the researches and prevented the adoption of this technology within societies. Reorganizing and describing what is required for the success of this technology have motivated us to extend the current NFC ecosystem models to accelerate the development of this business area. In this paper, we introduce a new NFC payment application, which is based on our previous “NFC Cloud Wallet” model [1] to demonstrate a reliable structure of NFC ecosystem. We also describe the step by step execution of the proposed protocol in order to carefully analyse the payment application and our main focus will be on the Mobile Network Operator (MNO as the main player within the ecosystem.

  1. Proposed Tools for Data Integration

    Debora Oliva Alfonso

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Currently, in most of the companies, for performing certain business operations and primarily to make decisions, large volumes of data must be handled. This information is located in various data repositories with the result that it is decentralized with errors and often repeated in different sources. Because of this, the integration process becomes complex and it takes time to search data source directly, requiring to know the structure of each one. Very often the effective use of information has helped organizations to reduce costs, optimize processes, offer new products and improve service to its customers. However, many obstacles arise for strategic management of information, being probably the two most cited the dispersion and heterogeneity. This also makes it difficult the information integration process in a way that it can be accessed by external applications, which hampers its efficient use by organizations’ managers. This investigation aims to study the information integration levels and data integration techniques to perform an approach to the state of the art of the information integration. This research also does an analysis on the use of data integration tools in an enterprise environment, in order to arrive at concrete proposals. The objective pursued is that organizations that have similar problems to those described above, can discover the existing solutions and know how to use them depending on their needs.

  2. Proposed National Large Solar Telescope

    Jagdev Singh

    2008-03-01

    Sun’s atmosphere is an ideal place to study and test many magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) processes controlling turbulent plasma. We wish to resolve some of the finest solar features (which remain unresolved presently) and study their dynamics. Indian Institute of Astrophysics has proposed to design, fabricate and install a 2-meter class solar telescope at a suitable site in India to resolve features on the Sun of the size of about 0.1 arcsec. The focal plane instruments will include a high resolution polarimeteric package to measure polarization with an accuracy of 0.01 per cent; a high spectral resolution spectrograph to obtain spectra in 5 widely separated absorption lines simultaneously and high spatial resolution narrow band imagers in various lines. The Himalayan region appears to be a good choice keeping in view the prevailing dry and clear weather conditions. We have started detailed analysis of the weather conditions in the area and at some other locations in India. The site characterization will be done using the Sun-photometer, S-DIMM and SHABAR techniques to determine the seeing conditions.

  3. Proposals for synchrotron light sources

    Ever since it was first applied in the 1960's synchrotron radiation from an accelerating electron beam has been gaining popularity as a powerful tool for research and development in a wide variety of fields of science and technology. By now there are some 20 facilities operating either parasitically or dedicatedly for synchrotron radiation research in different parts of the world. In addition there are another 20 facilities either in construction or in various stages of proposal and design. The experiences gained from the operating facilities and the recent development of insertion devices such as wigglers and undulators as radiation sources led to a new set of requirements on the design of synchrotron radiation storage rings for optimum utility. The surprisingly uniform applicability and unanimous acceptance of these criteria give assurance that they are indeed valid criteria derived form mature considerations and experiences. Instead of describing the design of each of these new facilities it is, thus, more effective to discuss these desirable design features and indicate how they are incorporated in the design using machines listed as examples. 9 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs

  4. CERN Pensions: A constructive proposal

    Staff Association

    2014-01-01

      A new endangering of the Pension Fund   In 2010 and 2011 Council adopted a package of measures (see Echo 195 for background information) that commits staff, retirees and the Organization to all contribute to the balancing of the Pension Fund by 2041. In particular, CERN’s Member States agreed to pay a special contribution of 60 MCHF per year for 30 years or until full funding is achieved, if this arrives sooner. Today, less than four years later, some Member States already want to find ways to come back on their commitment. The fact that one of the parties that accepted the package wants to change its commitment unilaterally is in evident disagreement with the 2011 Council resolution(1)  and therefore unacceptable. Nevertheless to be helpful we put forward a constructive proposal. Special contribution or...   Currently the Fund has a yearly outflow of around 300 MCHF to pay pension benefits of which some 60 MCHF (approximately 20% of pensions received) a...

  5. 48 CFR 2015.305 - Proposal evaluation.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Proposal evaluation. 2015... Proposal evaluation. The contracting officer may provide offerors' cost proposals and supporting financial information to members of the Source Evaluation Panel at the same time technical proposals are distributed...

  6. 48 CFR 15.305 - Proposal evaluation.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal evaluation. 15... METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Source Selection 15.305 Proposal evaluation. (a) Proposal evaluation is an assessment of the proposal and the offeror's ability to perform the...

  7. 7 CFR 3403.10 - Proposal review.

    2010-01-01

    ...) External peer reviewers may be used during the technical evaluation stage of this process. Selections will... Evaluation of Proposals § 3403.10 Proposal review. (a) The receipt of all proposals will be acknowledged. (b... approaches to the same topic or subtopic. (c) Phase I and II proposal evaluation criteria will be...

  8. X-33 Contractor Design Proposals

    1996-01-01

    This artist's rendering depicts the three designs submitted for the X-33 proposal for a technology demonstrator of a Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). NASA considered design submissions from Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, and McDonnell Douglas. NASA selected Lockheed Martin's design on 2 July 1996. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, expected to play a key role in the development and flight testing of the X-33. The RLV technology program was a cooperative agreement between NASA and industry. The goal of the RLV technology program was to enable significant reductions in the cost of access to space and to promote the creation and delivery of new space services and other activities that was to improve U.S. economic competitiveness. The X-33 was a wedged-shaped subscale technology demonstrator prototype of a potential future Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) that Lockheed Martin had dubbed VentureStar. The company hoped to develop VentureStar early this century. Through demonstration flight and ground research, NASA's X-33 program was to have provided the information needed for industry representatives such as Lockheed Martin to decide whether to proceed with the development of a full-scale, commercial RLV program. A full-scale, single-stage-to-orbit RLV was to have dramatically increased reliability and lowered the costs of putting a pound of payload into space, from the current figure of $10,000 to $1,000. Reducing the cost associated with transporting payloads in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) by using a commercial RLV was to have create new opportunities for space access and significantly improved U.S. economic competitiveness in the world-wide launch marketplace. NASA expected to be a customer, not the operator, of the commercial RLV. The X-33 design was based on a lifting body shape with two revolutionary 'linear aerospike' rocket engines and a rugged metallic thermal protection system. The vehicle also had lightweight components

  9. Viewpoint on proposed radiation-protection standards

    The proposed revision of 10CFR20 is discussed from a personal perspective. A brief historical review of the development of radiation standards is presented, and arguments against the proposed de minimis level elaborated upon

  10. 77 FR 57080 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2012-09-17

    ... Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed... collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY...

  11. 75 FR 81257 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2010-12-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department... information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on...

  12. 48 CFR 1315.305 - Proposal evaluation.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal evaluation. 1315... AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Source Selection 1315.305 Proposal evaluation. At the... evaluation team....

  13. 77 FR 29678 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-05-18

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  14. 77 FR 46104 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-08-02

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  15. 77 FR 76501 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-12-28

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  16. 78 FR 58334 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-09-23

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  17. 78 FR 43906 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-07-22

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  18. 77 FR 25495 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-04-30

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  19. 78 FR 58338 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-09-23

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  20. 78 FR 28888 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-05-16

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  1. 77 FR 44650 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-07-30

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  2. 77 FR 44651 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-07-30

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  3. 78 FR 43907 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-07-22

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  4. 77 FR 73490 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-12-10

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  5. 78 FR 48701 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-08-09

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  6. 77 FR 27076 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-05-08

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  7. 78 FR 48888 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-08-12

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  8. 78 FR 28891 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-05-16

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  9. 78 FR 77481 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-12-23

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency ; Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  10. 77 FR 67016 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-11-08

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  11. 77 FR 40627 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-07-10

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard..., Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the...

  12. Preliminary project proposal : Missouri chutes, NE & IA

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This proposal is for the Missouri Chutes National Wildlife Refuge that would be in Nebraska and Iowa on the Missouri River. This preliminary project proposal...

  13. 48 CFR 215.404 - Proposal analysis.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal analysis. 215.404 Section 215.404 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT... Proposal analysis....

  14. Proposed Food (Control of Irradiation) Regulations 1990

    The paper summarizes proposals UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Proposals for part of a comprehensive range of controls applying to premises using sources of ionising radiation in the processing of food. (UK)

  15. Return on investment (ROI) proposal preparation guide

    The ROI Proposal Preparation Guide is a tool to assist Hanford waste generators in preparing ROI proposal forms for submittal to Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE/RL) for funding. The guide describes the requirements for submitting an ROI proposal and provides examples of completed ROI forms. The intent is to assist waste generators in identifying projects that meet the criteria, provide information necessary to complete the ROI forms, and submit a proposal that is eligible to receive funding

  16. 75 FR 2510 - Procurement List: Proposed Additions

    2010-01-15

    ... PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List: Proposed Additions AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed Additions to Procurement List. SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List services to be provided by...

  17. 78 FR 5423 - Procurement List; Proposed Additions

    2013-01-25

    ... FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions AGENCY: Committee... Procurement List. SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add products to the Procurement List that will be... have other severe disabilities. The following products are proposed for addition to the...

  18. 77 FR 2048 - Procurement List Proposed Additions

    2012-01-13

    ... PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Proposed Additions AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed Additions to the Procurement List. SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add services to the Procurement List that will be provided by...

  19. 78 FR 7412 - Procurement List; Proposed Additions

    2013-02-01

    ... PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed Additions to the Procurement List. SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by...

  20. 77 FR 38060 - Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-06-26

    ... AGENCY Proposed Consent Decree AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed consent decree; request for public comment. SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to resolve two...

  1. 48 CFR 2415.305 - Proposal evaluation.

    2010-10-01

    ... technical portion of each proposal to the TEP Chairperson or his or her designee. The cost/price portion of... TEP. (3) Technical evaluation. The TEP shall rate each proposal based on the evaluation factors specified in the solicitation. The TEP shall identify each proposal as being either acceptable,...

  2. SPRITE: the Spitzer proposal review website

    Crane, Megan K.; Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa J.; Silbermann, Nancy A.; Rebull, Luisa M.

    2008-07-01

    The Spitzer Science Center (SSC), located on the campus of the California Institute of Technology, supports the science operations of NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope. The SSC issues an annual Call for Proposals inviting investigators worldwide to submit Spitzer Space Telescope proposals. The Spitzer Proposal Review Website (SPRITE) is a MySQL/PHP web database application designed to support the SSC proposal review process. Review panel members use the software to view, grade, and write comments about the proposals, and SSC support team members monitor the grading and ranking process and ultimately generate a ranked list of all the proposals. The software is also used to generate, edit, and email award letters to the proposers. This work was performed at the California Institute of Technology under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  3. What Makes for Effective Detection Proposals?

    Hosang, Jan; Benenson, Rodrigo; Dollár, Piotr; Schiele, Bernt

    2016-04-01

    Current top performing object detectors employ detection proposals to guide the search for objects, thereby avoiding exhaustive sliding window search across images. Despite the popularity and widespread use of detection proposals, it is unclear which trade-offs are made when using them during object detection. We provide an in-depth analysis of twelve proposal methods along with four baselines regarding proposal repeatability, ground truth annotation recall on PASCAL, ImageNet, and MS COCO, and their impact on DPM, R-CNN, and Fast R-CNN detection performance. Our analysis shows that for object detection improving proposal localisation accuracy is as important as improving recall. We introduce a novel metric, the average recall (AR), which rewards both high recall and good localisation and correlates surprisingly well with detection performance. Our findings show common strengths and weaknesses of existing methods, and provide insights and metrics for selecting and tuning proposal methods. PMID:26959679

  4. Writing competitive proposals for international exchange programs

    Phillips, T R

    1998-01-01

    One of the most critical moments in the life of an exchange program is the day when you submit the funding proposal. At that moment, your ambitions for the program must take the form of a credible and affordable action plan. This paper looks at common errors or omissions that can make a proposal less competitive, or create problems further downstream. The authors' observations are based upon experiences as a proposal reviewer, evaluator for four exchange programs and consultant to a consortiu...

  5. An Analysis of Omitted Shareholder Proposals

    Foley, Maggie; Cebula, Richard; Boylan, Robert

    2014-01-01

    We intend to reveal the causes and the determinants of the omitted shareholder proposals. We find that individual investors are mostly likely to submit a proposal being excluded from the proxy ballot. Since individual investors are not so skillful as institutional investors, we summarize that shareholder proposals are excluded mainly due to sponsors’ lack of experience and knowledge, rather than as a self-serving vehicle for shareholder activists to gain bargaining power or to simply annoy ma...

  6. An Analysis of Omitted Shareholder Proposals

    Boylan, Robert; Cebula, Richard; Foley, Maggie; Liu, Xiaowei

    2013-01-01

    We intend to reveal the causes and the determinants of the omitted shareholder proposals. We find that individual investors are mostly likely to submit a proposal being excluded from the proxy ballot. Since individual investors are not so skillful as institutional investors, we summarize that shareholder proposals are excluded mainly due to sponsors’ lack of experience and knowledge, rather than as a self-serving vehicle for shareholder activists to gain bargaining power or to simply annoy ma...

  7. Estimating the Value of Proposal Power

    Brian Knight

    2005-01-01

    This paper investigates the role of proposal power in the allocation of transportation projects across U.S. congressional districts in 1991 and 1998. The evidence supports the key qualitative prediction of legislative bargaining models: members with proposal power — those sitting on the transportation authorization committee — secure more project spending for their districts than do other representatives. Support for the quantitative restrictions on the value of proposal power is more mixed. ...

  8. Scale-Aware Pixelwise Object Proposal Networks.

    Jie, Zequn; Liang, Xiaodan; Feng, Jiashi; Lu, Wen Feng; Tay, Eng Hock Francis; Yan, Shuicheng

    2016-10-01

    Object proposal is essential for current state-of-the-art object detection pipelines. However, the existing proposal methods generally fail in producing results with satisfying localization accuracy. The case is even worse for small objects, which, however, are quite common in practice. In this paper, we propose a novel scale-aware pixelwise object proposal network (SPOP-net) to tackle the challenges. The SPOP-net can generate proposals with high recall rate and average best overlap, even for small objects. In particular, in order to improve the localization accuracy, a fully convolutional network is employed which predicts locations of object proposals for each pixel. The produced ensemble of pixelwise object proposals enhances the chance of hitting the object significantly without incurring heavy extra computational cost. To solve the challenge of localizing objects at small scale, two localization networks, which are specialized for localizing objects with different scales are introduced, following the divide-and-conquer philosophy. Location outputs of these two networks are then adaptively combined to generate the final proposals by a large-/small-size weighting network. Extensive evaluations on PASCAL VOC 2007 and COCO 2014 show the SPOP network is superior over the state-of-the-art models. The high-quality proposals from SPOP-net also significantly improve the mean average precision of object detection with Fast-Regions with CNN features framework. Finally, the SPOP-net (trained on PASCAL VOC) shows great generalization performance when testing it on ILSVRC 2013 validation set. PMID:27448357

  9. 76 FR 41241 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2011-07-13

    ... Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is... techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF...

  10. 77 FR 65374 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2012-10-26

    ... comments SUMMARY: The Department of Energy invites public comment on a proposed collection of information... techniques or other forms of information technology. The proposed collection would involve information that... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY...

  11. 78 FR 5438 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2013-01-25

    ... Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is... forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF...

  12. 48 CFR 715.305 - Proposal evaluation.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal evaluation. 715... CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Source Selection 715.305 Proposal evaluation... evaluation— (1) When an Evaluation Assistance Contract (EAC) is required to provide technical advisory...

  13. 48 CFR 915.305 - Proposal evaluation.

    2010-10-01

    ..., approval and nondisclosure procedures as required by 48 CFR (DEAR) 915.207-70 shall be followed and a... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal evaluation. 915... AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Source Selection 915.305 Proposal evaluation....

  14. 48 CFR 1415.305 - Proposal evaluation.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal evaluation. 1415.305 Section 1415.305 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Source Selection 1415.305 Proposal evaluation....

  15. 78 FR 45943 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-07-30

    ... . In the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 77 FR 25498 in the April 30, 2012... provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 77 FR 25498. The... published. Correction In Proposed rule FR Doc. 2012-10280, beginning on page 25495 in the issue of April...

  16. 78 FR 48703 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-08-09

    .../factsheets/2010/srp_fs.pdf . In the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 78 FR 14581-14583... provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 78 FR 14581-14583... should be used in lieu of that previously published. Correction In Proposed rule FR Doc....

  17. 77 FR 70454 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2012-11-26

    ... Register a ] proposed flood hazard determination notice at FR 77 44651 that contained a table which... notice published at 77 FR 44651 in the July 30, 2012, issue of the Federal Register, FEMA published a... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations AGENCY: Federal...

  18. 78 FR 45944 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

    2013-07-30

    ... . In the proposed flood hazard determination notice published at 77 FR 21792 in the April 11, 2012... provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 77 FR 21792. The... published. Correction In Proposed rule FR Doc. 2012-8600, beginning on page 21791 in the issue of April...

  19. 48 CFR 315.404 - Proposal analysis.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal analysis. 315.404 Section 315.404 Federal Acquisition Regulations System HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Contract Pricing 315.404 Proposal analysis....

  20. 48 CFR 815.404 - Proposal analysis.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal analysis. 815.404 Section 815.404 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Contract Pricing 815.404 Proposal analysis....

  1. 48 CFR 1215.404 - Proposal analysis.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal analysis. 1215.404 Section 1215.404 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Contract Pricing 1215.404 Proposal analysis....

  2. 48 CFR 2815.404 - Proposal analysis.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Proposal analysis. 2815.404 Section 2815.404 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Contracting Methods and Contract Types CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Contract Pricing 2815.404 Proposal analysis....

  3. 48 CFR 915.404 - Proposal analysis.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal analysis. 915.404 Section 915.404 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Contract Pricing 915.404 Proposal analysis....

  4. 48 CFR 1415.404 - Proposal analysis.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal analysis. 1415.404 Section 1415.404 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Contract Pricing 1415.404 Proposal analysis....

  5. 48 CFR 15.404 - Proposal analysis.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal analysis. 15.404 Section 15.404 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Contract Pricing 15.404 Proposal analysis....

  6. 75 FR 67310 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

    2010-11-02

    ....; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 329; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 376..., and Sebastian Boulevard to the south and east. SL-1 Within area of multiple None +21 City of Sebastian... proposed Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the...

  7. 77 FR 19275 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2012-03-30

    ... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The proposed... needed to research information would have been completed previously; (5) Annual Estimated Number of... Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy, DoE. ACTION: Notice and...

  8. 77 FR 11106 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2012-02-24

    ... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments... research project. Lab technical proposals must be completed by DOE National Laboratories in order to... Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy, DOE. ACTION: Notice and...

  9. 76 FR 63912 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2011-10-14

    ... Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Commercialization Survey; (3) Type... collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed... Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and Request...

  10. Research Proposal for Distributed Deep Web Search

    Tjin-Kam-Jet, Kien-Tsoi T.E.

    2010-01-01

    This proposal identifies two main problems related to deep web search, and proposes a step by step solution for each of them. The first problem is about searching deep web content by means of a simple free-text interface (with just one input field, instead of a complex interface with many input fiel

  11. 77 FR 4556 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2012-01-30

    ... Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and request for... Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of... reauthorization legislation, Public Law 106-554 and Public Law 107-50. DOE will collect the survey data via...

  12. 7 CFR 3405.14 - Proposal review.

    2010-01-01

    ... Evaluation § 3405.14 Proposal review. The proposal evaluation process includes both internal staff review and merit evaluation by peer review panels comprised of scientists, educators, business representatives, and Government officials. Peer review panels will be selected and structured to provide optimum expertise...

  13. Review of heavy ion collider proposals

    In this paper we review proposals for heavy-ion colliders generated during the last few years for several national laboratories. The proposals span over a large range of energy and luminosity to accommodate the experimental needs of both the nuclear and the high-energy physicists. We report also briefly efforts in the same field happening in Europe

  14. Writing competitive proposals for international exchange programs

    Phillips, T.R.

    1998-01-01

    One of the most critical moments in the life of an exchange program is the day when you submit the funding proposal. At that moment, your ambitions for the program must take the form of a credible and affordable action plan. This paper looks at common errors or omissions that can make a proposal les

  15. A Training Checklist for Engineering Proposals.

    Whalen, Tim

    1986-01-01

    Suggests that proposal writing can benefit technical writing students by enhancing skills in using persuasion devices with technology. Presents three rhetorical structural steps (beginning, middle, and end) that reinforce a proposal writing exercise suitable for both university and business applications. (HTH)

  16. 40 CFR 78.18 - Proposed decision.

    2010-07-01

    ... decision on the factual, policy, and legal issues referred by the Environmental Appeals Board for decision... 40 Protection of Environment 16 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Proposed decision. 78.18 Section 78.18... PROCEDURES § 78.18 Proposed decision. (a) The Presiding Officer will review and evaluate the...

  17. Social Security privatization: a simple proposal

    David E. Altig; Jagadeesh Gokhale

    1997-01-01

    A proposal for a U.S. Social Security reform that gradually, but ultimately fully, privatizes the system. This proposal follows the no-harm, no-foul principle in that it preserves the benefits of older generations and yet promises the same or higher retirement benefits for the young.

  18. 75 FR 22577 - Proposed Privacy Policy Statement

    2010-04-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Proposed Privacy Policy Statement AGENCY: U.S. Election Assistance Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for public comment on Proposed Privacy Policy Statement. SUMMARY: The U.S. Election...

  19. Editing Technical Proposals (The Friendly Editor).

    Bush, Don

    1994-01-01

    Makes suggestions for editing technical proposals. Discusses the marketeers, the hierarchy of hype, how to save days, managing story boards, expediting a laborious process, teaching engineers to write, writing incrementally, the art group, and the editing task. Argues that the best proposals come from starting to write early. (SR)

  20. 76 FR 5142 - Procurement List; Proposed Additions

    2011-01-28

    ... Procurement List. Service Type/Location: Base Operations Support Service Directorate of Public Works (DPW... PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to the Procurement...

  1. Advanced Stellar Compass - ROCSAT 2 - Proposal

    Riis, Troels; Betto, Maurizio; Jørgensen, John Leif;

    1998-01-01

    This proposal is the DTU response to the Dornier DSS (DSS) request for proposal (r.f.p.) for the ROCSAT-2 star tracker.ROCSAT-2 is jointly developed by DSS with the taiwanese Space Agency (NSPO) and consists mainly of an optical camera as well as a customer furnished scientific instrument. ROCSAT-2...

  2. Values Orientations of Hong Kong's Reform Proposals

    Che, Fok Shui

    2004-01-01

    Hong Kong has put forward a package of education reform proposals in 2000. The education reform is to set the blueprint for Hong Kong's development of education for the 21st century. An analysis of the values orientation of the reform proposals shows that the impact of globalization and the economic restructuring are the guiding forces. The main…

  3. Return on investment (ROI) proposal preparation guide

    Section I: Background Return on Investment (ROI) Proposal Preparation Guide-- Over $1.9M is available to fund fiscal year (FY) 2000 waste minimization projects on the Hanford Site. This money was allocated by the US. Department of Energy Headquarters (DOE-HQ). The U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations (RL) and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection (ORP) are currently seeking pollution prevention proposals from across the Hanford Site that provide a high return-on-investment (ROI) by reducing waste and associated management costs. Purpose of ROI Training The ROI Proposal Preparation Guide is a tool to assist Hanford waste generators in preparing ROI proposal forms for submittal to RL for funding. The guide describes the requirements for submitting an ROI proposal and provides examples of completed ROI forms. The intent is to assist waste generators in identifying projects that meet the criteria, provide information necessary to complete the ROI forms, and submit a proposal that is eligible to receive funding. This guide accompanies the one-hour training workshop on how to prepare and submit an ROI proposal

  4. Environmental assessment, proposed generating station for Darlington

    This document indicates the intention of Ontario Hydro to seek approval from the Provincial Government for its plan to construct and operate a 3400 MWe nuclear generating station at the Darlington site, west of Bowmanville. This preliminary proposal also contains the environmental assessment. The environmental section of this proposal describes and assesses the existing environment and the environmental influences which would occur due to the construction and operation of a nuclear generating station, consisting of four 850 MW units, at the Darlington site. This proposed station is similar to the Bruce GS A station presently under construction. (author)

  5. Risks from proposed nuclear waste dump unacceptable

    The author has a critical look at the proposal by Pangea Resources Australia Pty Ltd (PARPL) to establish in Australia a permanent underground disposal site for radioactive waste from around the world. In his opinion, the inevitable risk in the proposal stems from the magnitudes: 250,000 tonnes of enormously dangerous RADwaste in the northern hemisphere 20,000 km from its destined dump in Australia, where it must remain intact for at least 10,000 years. These magnitudes - of tonnage, lethality, distance of transport, and time - entail great inherent risk. He also argue that the job of the Australian scientists is to apply due diligence to PARPL proposal

  6. Allowance System: Proposed acid-rain rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed four rules containing the core acid rain requirements: the Permits Rule (40 CFR Part 72), the Allowance System Rule (40 CFR Part 73), the Continuous Emission Monitoring Rule (40 CFR Part 75), and the Excess Emissions Rule (40 CFR Part 77). EPA will also propose additional rules at a future date. These rules will include requirements for facilities that elect to opt into the Acid Rain Program (40 CFR Part 74) and for the nitrogen oxide (NOx) control program (40 CFR Part 76). The fact sheet summarizes the key components of EPA's proposed Allowance System

  7. 77 FR 45593 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2012-08-01

    ... Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments.... Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW.,...

  8. 77 FR 43067 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2012-07-23

    ... Administration (EIA), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments... disseminates information on energy resource reserves, production, demand, technology, and related economic...

  9. 48 CFR 1515.305 - Proposal evaluation.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Proposal evaluation. 1515.305 Section 1515.305 Federal Acquisition Regulations System ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... evaluation....

  10. The Proposed Homeland Security Budget for 2013

    Congressional Budget Office

    2012-01-01

    The Administration has proposed a budget of $69 billion for activities related to homeland security in 2013; 90 percent would be concentrated in the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Health and Human Services, and Justice.

  11. Alaska Wilderness proposals : Issue paper : Section 1

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document is an explanation of the Kenai National Moose Range Wilderness proposal. It details usage of the site and supports that the wilderness area be...

  12. Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Lostwood Proposed Wilderness

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document is a draft of an analysis of the environmental impact wilderness designation would pose for the proposed Lostwood Wilderness area. Topics covered...

  13. Canyon uranium mining proposal, Coconino County, Arizona

    The draft version of the environmental impact statement, EPA No. 860082D, proposes uranium mining on unpatented mining claims in Arizona. The proposed mine would disturb about 15 acres for the mine shaft and surface facilities, along with new or improved roads within the forest. Milling would take place at a licensed mill at Blanding, Utah. Each of the three alternative proposals calls for power lines which stretch the shortest distance, car pooling for workers, and a limit of ten 20-ton ore trucks per day. Each proposal designates other requirements. Positive socio-economic impacts for the area would be in the form of new jobs, road improvements, and income during the construction period. Negative impacts would include radionuclide contamination of surface and ground water and radon emission. There would be adverse impacts on private land holdings and wildlife habitat. Legal mandate come from several land use and mining laws

  14. The EUVE proposal database and scheduling system

    Christian, C.; Olson, E.; Jelinsky, P.; Samuel, M.

    1992-01-01

    The proposal database and scheduling system for the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer will be described. The proposal database has been implemented to take input for approved observations selected by the EUVE Peer Review Panel and output target information suitable for the scheduling system to digest. The scheduling system is a hybrid of the SPIKE program and EUVE software which checks spacecraft constraints, produces a proposed schedule and selects spacecraft orientations with optimal configurations for acquiring star trackers, etc. This system has been used to schedule the In Orbit Calibration activities that took place this summer, following the EUVE launch in early June 1992. The implemented strategy has implications for the selection of approved targets, which have impacted the Peer Review process. In addition, it will be discussed how the proposal database, founded on Sybase, controls the processing of EUVE Guest Observer data.

  15. 76 FR 21426 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2011-04-15

    ... to David Dworkin, Program Manager, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department... directed to David Dworkin, Program Manager, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice...

  16. loach minnow critical habitat (proposed), 2010

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — To provide the user with a general idea of areas where proposed critical habitat for loach minnow (Tiaroga cobitis) occur. The geographic extent includes Apache,...

  17. Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge : Beaver Control Proposal

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is a proposal to begin beaver trapping on Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge because beaver dams are preventing the flooding of impoundments for waterfowl.

  18. Proposed Desert Pupfish Preserve : Supplemental LARC Report

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document contains supplements to a previous report on the desert pupfish preserve proposal. The attachments are titled: “Vertebrate Animals and Vascular...

  19. Assessment of SKB's proposal for encapsulation

    This report accounts for an independent assessment of a proposal regarding manufacturing of copper canisters, which has been presented by SKB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co) in cooperation with MABU Consulting. IVF (The Swedish Institute for Production Engineering Research) has performed the assessment by commission of SKI (Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate). IVF generally believe that the proposed method, recommended manufacturing equipment and organisation will most likely mean that a functioning manufacturing of canisters can be realised. No significant deficiencies have been identified, which would mean serious problems during the manufacturing process. In some cases IVF recommends a further evaluation regarding proposed methods and/or equipment. Basically these concerns the welding processes. However, it should be stressed that SKB has emphasised that further investigation will be performed regarding this subject. Furthermore IVF recommend that proposed methods and equipment for machining of copper cylinders and for blasting of inserts should be further evaluated

  20. 76 FR 38143 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2011-06-29

    ... Authority: These activities are authorized under the Solar Photovoltaic Energy Research, Development, and... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY:...

  1. 76 FR 54747 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2011-09-02

    ... activities are authorized under the Solar Photovoltaic Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: Office...

  2. 77 FR 12336 - Postal Service Pricing Proposal

    2012-02-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Postal Service Pricing Proposal AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The... 2012 Promotion is an example of the increased pricing flexibility under the Postal Accountability...

  3. DAPs: Deep Action Proposals for Action Understanding

    Escorcia, Victor

    2016-01-01

    Object proposals have contributed significantly to recent advances in object understanding in images. Inspired by the success of this approach, we introduce Deep Action Proposals (DAPs), an effective and efficient algorithm for generating temporal action proposals from long videos. We show how to take advantage of the vast capacity of deep learning models and memory cells to retrieve from untrimmed videos temporal segments, which are likely to contain actions. A comprehensive evaluation indicates that our approach outperforms previous work on a large scale action benchmark, runs at 134 FPS making it practical for large-scale scenarios, and exhibits an appealing ability to generalize, i.e. to retrieve good quality temporal proposals of actions unseen in training.

  4. International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force consensus proposal

    Bhatti, Sofie F M; De Risio, Luisa; Muñana, Karen;

    2015-01-01

    initial drug is unsatisfactory, and 4) when treatment changes should be considered. In this consensus proposal, an overview is given on the aim of AED treatment, when to start long-term treatment in canine epilepsy and which veterinary AEDs are currently in use for dogs. The consensus proposal for drug...... management of canine idiopathic epilepsy. Furthermore, for the management of structural epilepsy AEDs are inevitable in addition to treating the underlying cause, if possible....

  5. Alternative proposal to modified Newtonian dynamics

    Romero, Juan M.; Zamora, Adolfo

    2006-01-01

    From a study of conserved quantities of the so-called Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) we propose an alternative to this theory. We show that this proposal is consistent with the Tully-Fisher law, has conserved quantities whose Newtonian limit are the energy and angular momentum, and can be useful to explain cosmic acceleration. The dynamics obtained suggests that, when acceleration is very small, time depends on acceleration. This result is analogous to that of special relativity where tim...

  6. Alternative proposal to modified Newtonian dynamics

    From a study of conserved quantities of the so-called modified Newtonian dynamics we propose an alternative to this theory. We show that this proposal is consistent with the Tully-Fisher law, has conserved quantities whose Newtonian limit are the energy and angular momentum, and can be useful to explain cosmic acceleration. The dynamics obtained suggests that, when acceleration is very small, time depends on acceleration. This result is analogous to that of special relativity where time depends on velocity

  7. Proposal of a programme for leisure education

    Urban, Jindřich

    2013-01-01

    The submitted bachelor thesis with the title of Proposal of a programme for leisure education reacts on urgent needs in the area of meaningful spending of young people's leisure time. By its practical focus, it represents selected ways for possible management of leisure time activity oriented on sport fishing. The main aim of the thesis is to propose programme for a fishing club, i.e. presentation of thirteen elaborated thematic areas that are considered as fundamental in fishing sport. E...

  8. A proposed programme for energy risk research

    The report consists of two parts. Part I presents an overview of technological risk management, noting major contributions and current research needs. Part II details a proposed program of energy research, including discussions of some seven recommended projects. The proposed energy risk research program addresses two basic problem areas: improving the management of energy risks and energy risk communication and public response. Specific recommended projects are given for each. (Auth.)

  9. The fuzzball proposal for black holes

    Skenderis, Kostas

    2008-01-01

    The fuzzball proposal states that associated with a black hole of entropy S there are exp S horizon-free non-singular solutions that asymptotically look like the black hole but generically differ from the black hole up to the horizon scale. These solutions, the fuzzballs, are considered to be the black hole microstates while the original black hole represents the average description of the system. The purpose of this report is to review current evidence for the fuzzball proposal, emphasizing the use of AdS/CFT methods in developing and testing the proposal. In particular, we discuss the status of the proposal for 2 and 3 charge black holes in the D1-D5 system, presenting new derivations and streamlining the discussion of their properties. Results to date support the fuzzball proposal but further progress is likely to require going beyond the supergravity approximation and sharpening the definition of a ``stringy fuzzball''. We outline how the fuzzball proposal could resolve longstanding issues in black hole p...

  10. The fuzzball proposal for black holes

    The fuzzball proposal states that associated with a black hole of entropy S, there are expShorizon-free non-singular solutions that asymptotically look like the black hole but generically differ from the black hole up to the horizon scale. These solutions, the fuzzballs, are considered to be the black hole microstates, while the original black hole represents the average description of the system. The purpose of this report is to review current evidence for the fuzzball proposal, emphasizing the use of AdS/CFT methods in developing and testing the proposal. In particular, we discuss the status of the proposal for 2 and 3 charge black holes in the D1-D5 system, presenting new derivations and streamlining the discussion of their properties. Results to date support the fuzzball proposal, but further progress is likely to require going beyond the supergravity approximation and sharpening the definition of a 'stringy fuzzball'. We outline how the fuzzball proposal could resolve longstanding issues in black hole physics, such as Hawking radiation and information loss. Our emphasis throughout is on connecting different developments and identifying open problems and directions for future research

  11. Proposal Submission System - A Content Management System Approach for Proposal Submission

    Saeed Shadlou; Chai Kinn Pong; Sanath Sukumaran

    2011-01-01

    Submissions of proposals are very often a tedious affair. Proposals which are submitted goes through notonly a complex and tedious process but often the scrutiny of many individuals of different roles. Hence, it isimportant that any automation envisaged goes through a meticulous exercise to achieve the same.Proposal Submission System aims to provide an online proposal submission mechanism, improving thetraditional and physical methods of submission. Such system allows assignment submission to...

  12. 78 FR 42027 - Proposed Amendment To Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Pension Benefit Statements

    2013-07-15

    ... extending the comment period of an advance proposed rule published May 8, 2013, 78 FR 26727. Written... 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (Department) published at 78 FR 26727 an advance notice of proposed... Proposed Rulemaking for Pension Benefit Statements AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration,...

  13. 76 FR 70829 - Proposed Information Collection (Architect-Engineer Fee Proposal) Activity; Comment Request

    2011-11-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Architect--Engineer Fee Proposal) Activity; Comment Request.... Titles: a. Architect--Engineer Fee Proposal, VA Form 10-6298. b. Daily Log (Contract Progress...

  14. 77 FR 12876 - Proposed Information Collection; Proposed Sale of Concession Operations

    2012-03-02

    ... Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC... National Park Service Proposed Information Collection; Proposed Sale of Concession Operations AGENCY... reference ``1024-0126, Proposed Sale of Concessions Operations'' in the subject line of your comments....

  15. Proposed Fermilab upgrade main injector project

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to construct and operate a ''Fermilab Main Injector'' (FMI), a 150 GeV proton injector accelerator, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois. The purpose and need for this action are given of this Environmental Assessment (EA). A description of the proposed FMI and construction activities are also given. The proposed FMI would be housed in an underground tunnel with a circumference of approximately 2.1 miles (3.4 kilometers), and the construction would affect approximately 135 acres of the 6,800 acre Fermilab site. The purpose of the proposed FMI is to construct and bring into operation a new 150 GeV proton injector accelerator. This addition to Fermilab's Tevatron would enable scientists to penetrate ever more deeply into the subatomic world through the detection of the super massive particles that can be created when a proton and antiproton collide head-on. The conversion of energy into matter in these collisions makes it possible to create particles that existed only an instant after the beginning of time. The proposed FMI would significantly extend the scientific reach of the Tevatron, the world's first superconducting accelerator and highest energy proton-antiproton collider

  16. Proposed indicators for a monitoring programme. Summary

    NONE

    2012-07-01

    The report presents proposals for a set of indicators to be used in a coordinated monitoring programme for the North Sea and Skagerrak ecosystems. This report suggests reference values and action thresholds for the indicators and suitable monitoring stations and survey transects, based on existing time series where possible. The relevance of the proposed indicators is also assessed to national and international environmental policy goals. The national targets of Norway's environmental policy and indicators used in the monitoring systems for the other Norwegian open sea areas were taken into account when drawing up the proposals. In the international context, The management plan was also assessed to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (the OSPAR Convention) and the EU's Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).(Author)

  17. Monju: Current status and proposed improvements

    Activities since the Monju reactor accident are described. They include investigation of sodium leak, namely cause of thermocouple well failure and damage caused by sodium combustion. This accident did not affect the safety of the reactor or the integrity of the buildings and structures. Improvements have been proposed to overcome the problems highlighted by the comprehensive safety review of Monju. Improvements of communication are discussed, including incident reporting, public information, corporate culture. The proposed countermeasures against sodium leakage are described in detail. They are as follows: prevention of sodium leakage, early detection of sodium leakage, reduction of sodium spilling and prevention of re-ignition, suppression of moisture release from concrete structures. Replacement of thermocouple wells is proposed, as well as methods of preventing flow induced vibration

  18. Proposed indicators for a monitoring programme. Summary

    The report presents proposals for a set of indicators to be used in a coordinated monitoring programme for the North Sea and Skagerrak ecosystems. This report suggests reference values and action thresholds for the indicators and suitable monitoring stations and survey transects, based on existing time series where possible. The relevance of the proposed indicators is also assessed to national and international environmental policy goals. The national targets of Norway's environmental policy and indicators used in the monitoring systems for the other Norwegian open sea areas were taken into account when drawing up the proposals. In the international context, The management plan was also assessed to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (the OSPAR Convention) and the EU's Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).(Author)

  19. Alternate Proposal for Interest Free House Finance

    Shaikh, Salman

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we present an alternate proposal for house finance. In our proposal, the Islamic bank buys the house paying the house owner the full amount of the house and becomes the owner. Then, the bank gives the house on rent to the client and the Islamic bank also enters into an options contract as the call option writer. If the call buyer does not exercise the option, the options contract expires and the Islamic bank is in a position to give the house on rent again. We present numerical...

  20. Reorganizing the nursing home industry: a proposal.

    Shulman, D; Galanter, R

    1976-01-01

    This paper proposes a reorganization of the nursing home industry with capital facilities owned by government, but with management conducted through a system of competitive contracts with the private sector. The paper explicity demonstrates in real estate finance terms how the present system of private ownership of capital facilities inherently impedes providing a high quality of care. The authors believe that in the proposed industry reorganization, market forces, instead of working against quality care, would be supportive of quality care in a framework that would involve generally less regulation than exists today. PMID:1272543

  1. Sport Psychology: some new proposals being developed

    Francisco J. Ortin-Montero

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available This introduction should serve as a framework for the following monograph. While it is true that other authors have examined the discipline of sport psychology, the majority of them have done so from a very generalist perspective. For possibly the first time, there has been an attempt to rely on specialists who, from a very precise proposal, have offered us unique approaches with a wide scientific foundation applied to this area of study. A theoretical framework that adequately delimits the structure of this proposal regarding sport psychology is presented.

  2. Alcator C-MOD proposal addendum

    Since the design concept and overall purpose of the Alcator C-MOD device are similar to that proposed in October 1985, we have chosen in this document only to highlight areas where changes or additions have been made. Chapters in the Addendum correspond to those in the Proposal, except Chapter 9 which describes a number of toroidal improvement concepts which are being considered for inclusion in the Alcator C-MOD experimental program. A description of the redesign and a discussion of the objectives of the experimental program are given

  3. Higher Spin Double Field Theory : A Proposal

    Bekaert, Xavier

    2016-01-01

    We construct a double field theory of higher spin gravity. Employing "semi-covariant" differential geometry, we spell a functional in which each term is completely covariant with respect to $\\mathbf{O}(4,4)$ T-duality, doubled diffeomorphisms, $\\mathbf{Spin}(1,3)$ local Lorentz symmetry and, separately, $\\mathbf{HS}(4)$ higher spin gauge symmetry. We also propose a set of BPS-like conditions whose solutions automatically satisfy the full Euler-Lagrange equations. As such a solution, we derive a linear dilaton vacuum. With extra algebraic constraints further imposed, our BPS proposal reduces to the bosonic Vasiliev equations.

  4. Proposed acid-rain rules: Overview

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed four rules containing the core acid rain requirements: the Permits Rule (40 CFR Part 72), the Allowance System Rule (40 CFR Part 73), the Continuous Emission Monitoring Rule (40 CFR Part 75), and the Excess Emissions Rule (40 CFR Part 77). EPA will also propose additional rules at a future date. These rules will include requirements for facilities that elect to opt into the Acid Rain Program (40 CFR Part 74) and for the nitrogen oxide (NOx) control program (40 CFR Part 76). This fact sheet discusses the interdependence of the core acid rain rules

  5. A proposed experiment on ball lightning model

    Highlights: → We propose to put a glass sphere inside an excited gas. → Then to put a light ray inside the glass in a whispering gallery mode. → If the light is resonant to gas excitation, it will be amplified at every reflection. → In ms time the light in the glass will be amplified, and will melt the glass. → A liquid shell kept integer by electrostriction forces is the ball lightning model. -- Abstract: We propose an experiment for strong light amplification at multiple total reflections from active gaseous media.

  6. International veterinary epilepsy task force consensus proposal

    De Risio, Luisa; Bhatti, Sofie; Muñana, Karen; Penderis, Jacques; Stein, Veronika; Tipold, Andrea; Berendt, Mette; Farqhuar, Robyn; Fischer, Andrea; Long, Sam; Mandigers, Paul J J; Matiasek, Kaspar; Packer, Rowena M A; Pakozdy, Akos; Patterson, Ned; Platt, Simon; Podell, Michael; Potschka, Heidrun; Batlle, Martí Pumarola; Rusbridge, Clare; Volk, Holger A

    2015-01-01

    This article outlines the consensus proposal on diagnosis of epilepsy in dogs by the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force. The aim of this consensus proposal is to improve consistency in the diagnosis of epilepsy in the clinical and research settings. The diagnostic approach to the patient...... on the factors listed in tier I and II and identification of electroencephalographic abnormalities characteristic for seizure disorders. The authors recommend performing MRI of the brain and routine CSF analysis, after exclusion of reactive seizures, in dogs with age at epileptic seizure onset <6...

  7. The choice: evaluating and selecting scientific proposals

    Navarra, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    The selection process of proposals is a crucial component of scientific progress and innovations. Limited resources must be allocated in the most effective way to maximise advancements and the production of new knowledge, especially as it is becoming increasingly clear that technological and scientific innovation and creativity is an instrument of economic policy and social development. The traditional approach based on merit evaluation by experts has been the preferred method, but there is an issue regarding to what extent such a method can also be an instrument of effective policy. This paper discuss some of the basic processes involved in the evaluation and selection of proposals, indicating some criterion for an optimal solution.

  8. 77 FR 67324 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

    2012-11-09

    ... provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 76 FR 73537. The... In the proposed rule published at 76 FR 73537, in the November 29, 2011, issue of the Federal... +787 +783 Township of Davidson, Tributary 1 confluence. Township of Shrewsbury. Approximately 0.76...

  9. Review of a Proposed Quarterly Coal Publication

    1981-01-01

    This Review of a Proposed Quartery Coal Publication contains findings and recommendations regarding the content of a new summary Energy Information Administration (EIA) coal and coke publication entitled The Quarterly Coal Review (QCR). It is divided into five sections: results of interviews with selected EIA data users; identification of major functions of the coal and coke industries; analysis of coal and coke data collection activities; evaluation of issues conerning data presentation including recommendations for the content of the proposed QCR; and comparison of the proposed QCR with other EIA publications. Major findings and recommendations are as follows: (1) User interviews indicate a definite need for a compehensive publication that would support analyses and examine economic, supply and demand trends in the coal industry; (2) the organization of the publication should reflect the natural order of activities of the coal and coke industries. Based on an analysis of the industries, these functions are: production, stocks, imports, exports, distribution, and consumption; (3) current EIA coal and coke surveys collect sufficient data to provide a summary of the coal and coke industries on a quarterly basis; (4) coal and coke data should be presented separately. Coke data could be presented as an appendix; (5) three geographic aggregations are recommended in the QCR. These are: US total, coal producing districts, and state; (6) coal consumption data should be consolidated into four major consumer categories: electric utilities, coke plants, other industrial, and residential commercial; (7) several EIA publications could be eliminated by the proposed QCR.

  10. 76 FR 69251 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2011-11-08

    ... Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice and request... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments... Title: Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge Information Collection Request. (3) Type...

  11. 77 FR 21090 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2012-04-09

    ... forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.... Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy...

  12. 75 FR 41165 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2010-07-15

    ... Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and request for OMB review and comment. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted the following information... information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before August...

  13. 78 FR 35189 - Tetrachlorvinphos; Proposed Pesticide Tolerances

    2013-06-12

    ... kidney and liver at 1.0 ppm; milk, fat (reflecting negligible residues in whole milk and of which no more... liver 1.0 Milk, fat (reflecting negligible residues in whole milk and 0.05 of which no more than 0.05... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 Tetrachlorvinphos; Proposed Pesticide Tolerances AGENCY: Environmental...

  14. 78 FR 43182 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2013-07-19

    ... information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the... addresses, passwords, and user identification codes; type of access/permissions required; verification of... of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Defense Finance...

  15. 77 FR 3233 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2012-01-23

    ... information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the... educator positions. Department of Defense Dependents Schools Verification of Professional Educator... obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Office of...

  16. Proposed NIH Budget Includes Mandatory Funding.

    2016-05-01

    President Obama has proposed an overall budget increase of $825 million for the NIH in fiscal year 2017 compared with 2016. That money would be reserved for three efforts: the NCI's "moonshot" initiative, the Precision Medicine Initiative cohort program, and the BRAIN program. PMID:26984350

  17. 78 FR 42736 - Spirotetramat; Proposed Pesticide Tolerances

    2013-07-17

    ... use of profanity or personal threats. viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period... establishing tolerances for spirotetramat (78 FR 28507) (FRL-9382-8) and supporting risk assessments to..., entitled ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this proposed rule...

  18. 78 FR 10613 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2013-02-14

    ... about data access offered by their utility ] and how to use energy more efficiently. Generation of such... Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0. Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of... of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: Office...

  19. 76 FR 8715 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2011-02-15

    ...) Usability Survey; OMB Control Number 0720-TBD. Needs and Uses: The intended use of the information... performance of EHR systems focused on functionality and user satisfaction. Now the focus has shifted towards... announces a proposed new public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions...

  20. Governors' Proposals. Legislative Report No. 2

    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. The Legislative Reports follow education and budget issues from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in each of the 16 SREB states. The reports include bill numbers and legislative Web site…

  1. Governors' Proposals. Legislative Report No. 1

    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) follows education budgets and legislation during regular and special legislative sessions. The Legislative Reports follow education and budget issues from governors' proposals through final legislative actions in each of the 16 SREB states. The reports include bill numbers and legislative Web site…

  2. 78 FR 6074 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2013-01-29

    ... proposed collections will focus on evaluating (1) for recruitment purposes, the cohort of organization... minutes 10 hours. Form. recruitment to the selection of organization- process, before organizations for... improve outcomes for consumers, particularly low income. Type of Review: New Collection. Affected...

  3. 75 FR 60432 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2010-09-30

    ... information about the youth's drug use, attitudes, and knowledge, as well as factors such as self-esteem by... Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), Department of the Navy announces a proposed extension of a public... to Commanding Officer, Naval Health Research Center, Code 163, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego,...

  4. 75 FR 6641 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2010-02-10

    ... point average; subjective measures such as personality traits and values; and performance in a...) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of... administered surveys are the most accurate and cost-effective means for determining personality and...

  5. Comment On A Proposal By Strominger

    Susskind, Leonard

    1994-01-01

    Strominger has proposed an interesting concrete realization of Hawking's idea that information is lost in black hole evaporation. In this note we demonstrate that a straightforward interpretation of Strominger's model leads to a complete breakdown of the conditions for using statistics for analyzing the results of experiments. The probabilities produced by the theory are operationally meaningless.

  6. 75 FR 50955 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

    2010-08-18

    ... provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 74 FR 46047. The... buildings. Corrections In the proposed rule published at 74 FR 46047 in the September 8, 2009, issue of the.... approximately 920 feet north of the intersection of Whipple Road and Newson Avenue. Along the shoreline, +8...

  7. 75 FR 57107 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2010-09-17

    ... Capital Magnet Fund Manager, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the..., Program Manager, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 601... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice...

  8. 77 FR 35754 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2012-06-14

    ... Manager for Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Development Financial... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice and... Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community...

  9. 77 FR 40345 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    2012-07-09

    ..., authorized in Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act and signed into law on December... of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and request...

  10. 78 FR 66786 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2013-11-06

    ... changes are proposed to Form RRB W-4P. The RRB estimates that 25,000 annuitants utilize Form RRB W-4P annually. The completion time for Form RRB W-4P varies depending on individual circumstances. The estimated average completion time for Form RRB W-4P is 39 minutes for recordkeeping, 24 minutes for learning...

  11. Proposal for Modified Damage Probability Distribution Functions

    Pedersen, Preben Terndrup; Hansen, Peter Friis

    1996-01-01

    Immidiately following the Estonia disaster, the Nordic countries establishe a project entitled "Safety of Passenger/RoRo Vessels" As part of this project the present proposal for modified damage stability probability distribution functions has been developed. and submitted to "Sub-committee on...

  12. 77 FR 71182 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2012-11-29

    ... other instructors that they can meet Air Force academic performance. USAFA Form 146 is necessary in..., or other instructors that they can meet Air Force academic performance. This data allows the... invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance...

  13. Teaching the Complexity of Business Proposals.

    Jablonski, Jeffrey

    1999-01-01

    Describes how the author's work as a consultant informs his strategies for teaching students to deal with the complexity and diversity of proposal writing in real-world business contexts: emphasizing context, complexity, and research and emphasizing the critical use of models. (SR)

  14. Improved Proposal Writing: Unity, Coherence, and Emphasis.

    Whalen, Tim

    1986-01-01

    Provides a condensed refresher course in improved proposal writing. Focuses on the following points that are applicable to a range of documents: (1) be persuasive; (2) be logical; (3) control the presentation; (4) review the presentation; (5) make a final evaluation and revise accordingly. (JD)

  15. 75 FR 15431 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2010-03-29

    ... public on business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the Federal Housing Finance Agency... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency. ] ACTION:...

  16. 77 FR 3234 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2012-01-23

    ... proposed non-DoDEA sponsored research does not unduly interfere with the classroom instructional process or... conducted by the DoD Components shall be protected. This protection encompasses basic respect for persons.... This documentation is required to show that the research does not unduly interfere with the...

  17. Battle over proposed Keystone pipeline continues

    Showstack, Randy

    2013-07-01

    Opposing sides in the battle over the proposed construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline continue to push their messages on the issue. The American Petroleum Institute (API) announced on 9 July that it has launched a new advertising campaign in support of the pipeline, which, if built, will ship oil from Canadian tar sands to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico.

  18. The Yucca Mountain standard: Proposals for leniency

    The proposed geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for spent nuclear fuel and other highly radioactive waste needs an official standard to protect the public from release of radioactivity. Standards proposed by the US Congress, the nuclear industry (NEI), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the TYMS Committee of the National Research Council (NRC) are reviewed. Each of these proposals would introduce a degree of leniency not heretofore experienced in radiation protection. No adequate scientific justification is presented. Some scientifically invalid proposals are said to be justified on the grounds of policy. Most leading industrial nations are designing geologic repositories to meet the traditional criteria for safety and for protecting public health, including quantitative calculations of doses for the periods when significant doses can occur, rather than stopping calculations at 10,000 years as many in the US would have us do. There is no evidence that they are seriously seeking more lenient standards for public health protection. The US has the resources and skills to protect future people from waste with the same care that it now protects the public from radiation. The Yucca Mountain project will be seriously damaged if it is directed to depart from the traditional conservative criteria for determining safety and protection of public health, criteria that are adopted in other countries working on geologic disposal

  19. 77 FR 71403 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2012-11-30

    ... Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFOSR's technical experts support and fund research programs within the AFRL... Department of the Air Force Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (DoD/USAF/AFOSR), Department of the Air Force, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice....

  20. Mental incapacity: some proposals for legislative reform.

    McHale, J V

    1998-01-01

    While the decision of the House of Lords in Re F in [1990] clarified somewhat the law concerning the treatment of the mentally incapacitated adult, many uncertainties remained. This paper explores proposals discussed in a recent government green paper for reform of the law in an area involving many difficult ethical dilemmas.

  1. 77 FR 2685 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2012-01-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION... information collection is now widely available and in greater detail on third-party credit card shopping...

  2. 76 FR 71958 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2011-11-21

    ... used the language professionally. Applicants fill this out for basic information (age, citizenship... extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the...

  3. 76 FR 56226 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2011-09-12

    ... soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ``Cognitive and Psychological Research.'' A copy... framework that draws heavily on the theories and methods of the cognitive, statistical, and social sciences... respondent in the interview process, and the usability of data-collection instruments by both...

  4. Proposal of marketing comunication for selected product

    Dovičin, Martin

    2015-01-01

    This bachelor thesis is dedicated to analysis of marketing communication for se- lected product on the Internet and afterwards propose appropriate marketing communication strategy on the Internet. The thesis also describes the available options of marketing communication on the internet and defines the differences in consumer behaviour related to the online environment.

  5. 78 FR 45567 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

    2013-07-29

    ..., and food sufficiency. It also includes questions on general health and physical exercise. Information..., grocery and meal shopping, meal preparation, food affordability, and physical exercise. Running the... whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions...

  6. 78 FR 49554 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2013-08-14

    ... exercise of compensatory employee stock options either by: (i) physical or electronic delivery of the information; and (ii) notice to the option holders and holders of shares received on exercise of compensatory... this proposed collection of information is necessary for the performance of the functions of the...

  7. 75 FR 31480 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2010-06-03

    ... received on exercise of compensatory employee stock options either by: (i) physical or electronic delivery of the information; and (ii) notice to the option holders and holders of shares received on exercise...) Whether this proposed collection of information is necessary for the performance of the functions of...

  8. 75 FR 57817 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

    2010-09-22

    ... Quarterly Interview Survey has recently undergone a thorough review. The proposed changes from this review... for five broad categories of expenditures: Electronics, music, clothing, restaurant food, and... submissions of responses. Type of Review: Revision. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: The...

  9. 75 FR 31347 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

    2010-06-03

    ...; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 376. Sec. 67.4 2. The tables published under the... not required. Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review. This proposed rule is not a... Water Creek Tributary 1...... Just upstream of None +62 City of Jacksonville. Bicentennial...

  10. 76 FR 47298 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2011-08-04

    ..., banks, credit unions, and venture capital funds) merit individualized applications; and (5) the merit of... credit, capital, and financial services within their respective Target Markets or the expansion into new... better address the community development and capital access needs of their existing or proposed...

  11. 76 FR 62047 - Proposed Information Collection Requests

    2011-10-06

    ... Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Notice; comment request... burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Dated... information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington,...

  12. 76 FR 55719 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2011-09-08

    ... Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) version of the Form Letter ID-4K notice, or an Internet equivalent ID-4K... RRB, or electronically via EDI or ERS. Completion is voluntary. No changes are being proposed to any... the EDI and Internet equivalent versions are transmitted on a daily basis, generally on the same...

  13. An EFL Teacher Education Program Proposal

    YAO Jing; YANG Li-ping

    2014-01-01

    A 3-month teacher education program is proposed to enable teachers to teach more effectively and develop constantly by familiarizing them with social demand, informing them of modern language learning and teaching theories and training their ability in pedagogical reasoning and decision making. The knowledge base, rationale and overall implementation of the whole program are elaborated respectively.

  14. Observations on a Montana water quality proposal.

    Veil, J. A.; Puder, M. G.

    2006-01-12

    In May 2005, a group of petitioners led by the Northern Plains Resource Council (NPRC) submitted a petition to revise water quality requirements to the Montana Board of Environmental Review (BER). Under Montana law, the BER had to consider the petition and either reject it or propose it as a new regulation. In September 2005, the BER announced proposed changes to the Montana water quality regulations. The proposal, which included almost the exact language found in the petition, was directed toward discharges of water from coal bed natural gas (CBNG) production. The key elements of the proposal included: (1) No discharges of CBNG water are allowed to Montana surface waters unless operators can demonstrate that injection to aquifers with the potential for later recovery of the water is not feasible. (2) When operators can demonstrate the injection is not feasible, the CBNG water to be discharged must meet very strict technology-based limits for multiple parameters. (3) The Montana water quality standards for the sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) and electrical conductivity (EC) would be evaluated using the 7Q10 flow (lowest 7-consecutive-day flow in a 10-year period) rather than a monthly flow that is currently used. (4) SAR and EC would be reclassified as ''harmful parameters'', thereby greatly restricting the ability for CBNG discharges to be allowed under Montana's nondegradation regulations. The proposed regulations, if adopted in their current form, are likely to substantially reduce the amount of CBNG production in Montana. The impact also extends to Wyoming CBNG production through much greater restrictions on water quality that must be met at the interstate border.

  15. International veterinary epilepsy task force consensus proposal

    De Risio, Luisa; Bhatti, Sofie; Muñana, Karen;

    2015-01-01

    This article outlines the consensus proposal on diagnosis of epilepsy in dogs by the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force. The aim of this consensus proposal is to improve consistency in the diagnosis of epilepsy in the clinical and research settings. The diagnostic approach to the patient...... paroxysmal events can be challenging. Criteria that can be used to make this differentiation are presented in detail and discussed. Criteria for the diagnosis of idiopathic epilepsy (IE) are described in a three-tier system. Tier I confidence level for the diagnosis of IE is based on a history of two or more...... diagnosis of IE is based on the factors listed in tier I and unremarkable fasting and post-prandial bile acids, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain (based on an epilepsy-specific brain MRI protocol) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis. Tier III confidence level for the diagnosis of IE is based...

  16. 21 st century workflow: A proposal

    Jeffrey L Fine

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Digital pathology is rapidly developing, but early systems have been slow to gain traction outside of niche applications such as: Second-opinion telepathology, immunostain interpretation, and intraoperative telepathology. Pathologists have not yet developed a well-articulated plan for effectively utilizing digital imaging technology in their work. This paper outlines a proposal that is intended to begin meaningful progress toward achieving helpful computer-assisted pathology sign-out systems, such as pathologists′ computer-assisted diagnosis (pCAD. pCAD is presented as a hypothetical intelligent computer system that would integrate advanced image analysis and better utilization of existing digital pathology data from lab information systems. A detailed example of automated digital pathology is presented, as an automated breast cancer lymph node sign-out. This proposal provides stakeholders with a conceptual framework that can be used to facilitate development work, communication, and identification of new automation strategies.

  17. USEPA's proposed standard for BRC criteria

    This paper reports that the EPA has developed technical information, cost data, a methodology for analyzing promising candidate waste streams, and a rationale for proposing BRC criteria. Risk assessments to support the BRC criteria include an analysis of surrogate radioactive waste streams, disposal alternatives, and diverse demographic settings. In considering the development of a proposed BRC level, EPA carefully weighted many factors. Foremost was protection of the public and the development of an exposure level with assurance of no undue risk. Also considered were other daily risks encountered, ability to demonstrate compliance, guidance for similar exemptions by other groups, consistency with other regulated risk levels, general population health risks, maximum annual exposures to critical population groups, and the costs presently associated with the regulation of these wastes

  18. Understanding the unbundled utility conservation bidding proposal

    For several years regulatory advisers have been engaged in controversy about the propriety of integrating energy conservation measures into the total resource planning processes of electric utilities, and of proposed methods of doing so in the competitive supply procurement programs which have been initiated by some utilities. Two prominent economists conceived a method for doing this in competitive bidding programs and at the same time overcoming objections to previous proposals which were based on perceived violations of basic economic principles. They explained their concept and its operation in an article published here in June of last year. In this article another economist subjects the concept to further analysis, identifying its essential elements, and point to inevitable results of their application

  19. Caribbean alternative energy programme project proposals

    This is the third report to follow the Project Group Meeting on ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES, Barbados, September, 1977. It consists of summaries of projects proposals identified at the Meeting. The first two reports have been previously circulated. The first CSC(77)AER-1 covers the background, proceedings and recommendations resulting from the meeting as well as containing a brief outline of the project proposals. The country papers and technical papers that were presented at the meeting or served as background material, form the second report, CSC(77)AER-2. Copies of the first two reports can be obtained on request to the Commonwealth Science Council. Projects with potential for making significant progress in the short term have been marked with an asterisk

  20. The proposed irradiation facility and applications

    As early as 1972, the Philippine Atomic Energy Commission proposed the setting up of a radiation facility for the sterilization of medical products. A result of a market survey with the assistance of an IAEA expert was conducted to determine the market potential for such venture. With the Food Terminal, Inc. (FTI) a government agro-industrial fair which explored the economic benefits of project, encouraging results have been obtained with finances from FAO and IAEA. The proposed pilot plant will serve as a multi purpose facility for the sterilization of medical and laboratory products, irradiation of food and agricultural produce and manufacture of wood plastic compositions for the textile and furniture industries. With the benefits derived from the said project, it is hoped that its early installation be pushed through. (author)

  1. The Proposal of Company Marketing Mix

    Kaňa, Vojtěch

    2016-01-01

    The main aim of this thesis is to analyze the marketing mix of company AUTOMARKET TRUCKS Ltd. The thesis is divided into three main parts. The first part defines the basic theoretical concepts in terms of marketing. The second part presents truck center itself, discusses its customers and the markets where the company operates. The last part contains the proposed changes in the marketing strategy of the company.

  2. A New Proposal for Matrix Theory

    Chaudhuri, Shyamoli

    2002-01-01

    We explain the motivation and main ideas underlying our proposal for a Lagrangian for Matrix Theory based on sixteen supercharges. Starting with the pedagogical example of a bosonic matrix theory we describe the appearance of a continuum spacetime geometry from a discrete, and noncommutative, spacetime with both Lorentz and Yang-Mills invariances. We explain the appearance of large N ground states with Dbranes and elucidate the principle of matrix Dbrane democracy at finite N. Based on the un...

  3. A Model Proposal for Educational Television Programs

    AKYUREK, Feridun

    2005-01-01

    A Model Proposal for Educational Television Programs Assoc. Prof. Dr. Feridun AKYUREKFaculty of Communication SciencesEskisehir, Anadolu University-TURKEY ABSTRACT Almost all educational television programs are produced in similar ways and they are usually thought to be produced that way. These programs intend to reach the students of any organisation or any educetion establishment, but their ratings do not match with the expected level. In order to increase the quality of these programs and...

  4. Impact of the proposed core melt policy

    Recent encounters with FEMA/NRC and New Jersey have focused our attention on the proposed severe core melt policy. Currently, these federal agencies make the supposition that an automatic evacuation out to 5 miles upon a General Emergency declaration would provide greater protection to the public than an independent grounded assessment which would include the option to shelter. This policy appears to be contrary to EPA-400 and supportable decision making. This talk discusses the policy

  5. ERC Advanced Grant 2014 Project Proposal

    Dresp-Langley, Birgitta

    2016-01-01

    Part B2: The scientific proposal (max. 15 pages) Section a. State-of-the-art and objectives: Studies based on qualitative and quantitative analyses of communication in medium size and large enterprises (Huang, 2004) have led to consider the advantages of socially responsible, cooperative, symmetrical, in short, ethical, communication for public relations, marketing and the economic development of smaller and larger organizations. Apart from being politically correct, ethical communication may...

  6. An Alternative Proposal for Greek Universities

    Lefteris Papagiannakis

    2007-01-01

    Formal European and national policies consider university as a job instrument important for society, since it creates employment conditions and offers developmental research for goods in an environment of rampant consumerism. However, apart from consumerism, knowledge, culture, truth and social reality pursuit are necessary as well. Subsequently, there has been a reactional movement against this consideration all across Europe and plans have been made proposing the universities’ return to the...

  7. Inefficiencies in European congestion management proposals

    Ehrenmann, Andreas; Smeers, Yves

    2004-01-01

    An efficient congestion management system is a necessary condition to remove obstacles to the cross border trade of electricity in Europe and hence to move towards an internal electricity market. Locational marginal pricing (LMP) is progressively becoming the benchmark of congestion management in the United States. It is conceptually simple, compatible with basic economic theory and physical realities, and effective in practice. Proposals for congestion management in Europe depart in several ...

  8. The EU CCCTB proposal. A critical appraisal.

    Zagler, Martin

    2009-01-01

    With the ambition to reduce compliance costs for multinational enterprises within the European Union, but also in order to reduce the erosion of the tax base through transfer pricing and harmful tax competition among member states, the European Commission has promised to deliver a proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) by the end of 2008. A vast literature has since emerged on the advantages and disadvantages of a move towards formulary apportionment (CCCTB). Whilst no ...

  9. Anatomy of health care reform proposals.

    Soffel, D; Luft, H S

    1993-01-01

    The current proliferation of proposals for health care reform makes it difficult to sort out the differences among plans and the likely outcome of different approaches to reform. The current health care system has two basic features. The first, enrollment and eligibility functions, includes how people get into the system and gain coverage for health care services. We describe 4 models, ranging from an individual, voluntary approach to a universal, tax-based model. The second, the provision of...

  10. Child-Labor Proposal Eyes Private Model

    Cech, Scott J.

    2007-01-01

    Proposed child-labor-rule changes--the most ambitious in 30 years--would carve out a permanent exemption to U.S. Department of Labor regulations for the work-study program run by a national network of Roman Catholic high schools. The program is a requirement of the Chicago-based Cristo Rey Network, which now has 12 high schools around the country…

  11. Proposals now being accepted for 'INCITE'

    2003-01-01

    Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham, has announced that proposals are now being accepted for a new DOE Office of Science program to support innovative, large-scale computational science projects. The program, entitled "Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment" will award a total of 4.5 million supercomputer processor hours and 100 trillion bytes of data storage space at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1 page).

  12. Online Object Tracking with Proposal Selection

    Hua, Yang; Alahari, Karteek; Schmid, Cordelia

    2015-01-01

    International audience Tracking-by-detection approaches are some of the most successful object trackers in recent years. Their success is largely determined by the detector model they learn initially and then update over time. However, under challenging conditions where an object can undergo transformations, e.g., severe rotation, these methods are found to be lacking. In this paper, we address this problem by formulating it as a proposal selection task and making two contributions. The fi...

  13. Sustainability of Territorial Projects. A Proposal.

    Minguez Moreno, Olga; Asensio Coto, María José

    2008-01-01

    This paper review efforts devoted to sustainability over the last years from different points of view. First of all, a conceptualisation and modelling of the concept is presented from a "macro" perspective. Next, some ideas of how sustainability could be implemented in a territory are given. This could be considered the "meso" vision. Finally, the "micro" perspective from the project level is tackled. In this sense, we propose a check list to select projects contributing to sustainability. Th...

  14. A Proposed Taxonomy of Software Weapons

    Karresand, Martin

    2002-01-01

    The terms and classification schemes used in the computer security field today are not standardised. Thus the field is hard to take in, there is a risk of misunderstandings, and there is a risk that the scientific work is being hampered. Therefore this report presents a proposal for a taxonomy of software based IT weapons. After an account of the theories governing the formation of a taxonomy, and a presentation of the requisites, seven taxonomies from different parts of the computer securit...

  15. 77 FR 40090 - Proposed Collection of Information; Comment Request: Biological Sciences Proposal Classification...

    2012-07-06

    ... Proposed Collection of Information; Comment Request: Biological Sciences Proposal Classification Form... Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 295, Arlington, VA 22230, or by email to splimpto@nsf.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Plimpton on (703) 292-7556 or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov . Individuals...

  16. Victor Frankenstein's Institutional Review Board Proposal, 1790.

    Harrison, Gary; Gannon, William L

    2015-10-01

    To show how the case of Mary Shelley's Victor Frankenstein brings light to the ethical and moral issues raised in Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, we nest an imaginary IRB proposal dated August 1790 by Victor Frankenstein within a discussion of the importance and function of the IRB. Considering the world of science as would have appeared in 1790 when Victor was a student at Ingolstadt, we offer a schematic overview of a fecund moment when advances in comparative anatomy, medical experimentation and theories of life involving animalcules and animal electricity sparked intensive debates about the basic principles of life and the relationship between body and soul. Constructing an IRB application based upon myriad speculations circulating up to 1790, we imagine how Victor would have drawn upon his contemporaries' scientific work to justify the feasibility of his project, as well as how he might have outlined the ethical implications of his plan to animate life from "dead" tissues. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor failed to consider his creature's autonomy, vulnerability, and welfare. In this IRB proposal, we show Victor facing those issues of justice and emphasize how the novel can be an important component in courses or workshops on research ethics. Had Victor Frankenstein had to submit an IRB proposal tragedy may have been averted, for he would have been compelled to consider the consequences of his experiment and acknowledge, if not fulfill, his concomitant responsibilities to the creature that he abandoned and left to fend for itself. PMID:25218836

  17. North Central Project: Environment act proposal

    Manitoba Hydro proposes to construct a power transmission and distribution line system to connect 12 northern Manitoba communities to the utility's central power grid. The purpose of this North Central Project (NCP) is to provide reliable and unrestricted electric service to remote communities now largely receiving limited diesel-generated power. The NCP is composed of a 138-kV transmission line running ca 350 km from the Kelsey Generating Station, ca 160 km of 25-kV distribution lines, new transformer stations at four communities, upgraded internal distribution systems within the communities, removal of existing diesel stations and restoration of the sites, modifications and additions to the Kelsey switchyard, and a communications system. The NCP is described in detail, including proposed line routes and transformer station locations, rationales for site and route selection, projected impacts on the environment and local societies, and consultations with the communities to be affected. Potential impacts are expected to be modest, with few unmitigable adverse impacts and a number of potentially significant positive benefits. Impact management measures are proposed to prevent or mitigate adverse effects and to create or enhance positive impacts such as local employment of native peoples. 49 figs., 1 tab

  18. Proposal Submission System - A Content Management System Approach for Proposal Submission

    Saeed Shadlou

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Submissions of proposals are very often a tedious affair. Proposals which are submitted goes through notonly a complex and tedious process but often the scrutiny of many individuals of different roles. Hence, it isimportant that any automation envisaged goes through a meticulous exercise to achieve the same.Proposal Submission System aims to provide an online proposal submission mechanism, improving thetraditional and physical methods of submission. Such system allows assignment submission to be moreefficient and greater rigor. Online submission provides electronic copy of assignments, which has manybenefits over traditional physical copy submission of assignments. With the implementation of ProposalSubmission System, one can be subjected to the same rigor as traditional means without compromising onquality whilst adhering to the same process workflow.

  19. The Marketing Mix Proposal for the Company

    Do Hai, Linh

    2007-01-01

    The object of this bachelor‘s thesis is an analysis of marketing mix of a business company MAXIART plus, s. r. o.. First part of an assignment depicts a theory of marketing as well as definitions of marketing mix tools. In a next chapter is an introduction of a business company and its detailed analysis of a current state. Last section includes a description of a personal outline of a proposal to improve the marketing mix of a business company based on the findings during a practice work and ...

  20. Proposed new test of general relativity

    Samuel, J

    2002-01-01

    Einstein's general theory of relativity predicts that a plane wave front will curve because of gravitational effects. For gravitating bodies in the solar system, this effect is minute and has not so far been observed. However, due to recent advances in Very Long Baseline Interferometry, it may now be possible to measure the curvature of an incident plane wave front due to the earth's gravitational field. We describe the effect and propose an experiment to measure it, using four VLBI stations located around the globe.

  1. A proposal of an open PET geometry

    Yamaya, Taiga [Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba, 263-8555 (Japan); Inaniwa, Taku [Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Minohara, Shinichi [Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8555 (Japan); Yoshida, Eiji [Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba, 263-8555 (Japan); Inadama, Naoko [Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba, 263-8555 (Japan); Nishikido, Fumihiko [Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba, 263-8555 (Japan); Shibuya, Kengo [Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba, 263-8555 (Japan); Lam, Chih Fung [Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba, 263-8555 (Japan); Murayama, Hideo [Molecular Imaging Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba, 263-8555 (Japan)

    2008-02-07

    The long patient port of a PET scanner tends to put stress on patients, especially patients with claustrophobia. It also prevents doctors and technicians from taking care of patients during scanning. In this paper, we proposed an 'open PET' geometry, which consists of two axially separated detector rings. A long and continuous field-of-view (FOV) including a 360 deg. opened gap between two detector rings can be imaged enabling a fully 3D image reconstruction of all the possible lines-of-response. The open PET will become practical if iterative image reconstruction methods are applied even though image reconstruction of the open PET is analytically an incomplete problem. First we implemented a 'masked' 3D ordered subset expectation maximization (OS-EM) in which the system matrix was obtained from a long 'gapless' scanner by applying a mask to detectors corresponding to the open space. Next, in order to evaluate imaging performance of the proposed open PET geometry, we simulated a dual HR+ scanner (ring diameter of D = 827 mm, axial length of W = 154 mm x 2) separated by a variable gap. The gap W was the maximum limit to have axially continuous FOV of 3W though the maximum diameter of FOV at the central slice was limited to D/2. Artifacts, observed on both sides of the open space when the gap exceeded W, were effectively reduced by inserting detectors partially into unnecessary open spaces. We also tested the open PET geometry using experimental data obtained by the jPET-D4. The jPET-D4 is a prototype brain scanner, which has 5 rings of 24 detector blocks. We simulated the open jPET-D4 with a gap of 66 mm by eliminating 1 block-ring from experimental data. Although some artifacts were seen at both ends of the opened gap, very similar images were obtained with and without the gap. The proposed open PET geometry is expected to lead to realization of in-beam PET, which is a method for an in situ monitoring of charged particle therapy, by

  2. SSC/BCD data acquisition system proposal

    Barsotti, E.; Bowden, M.; Swoboda, C. [Fermilab, Batavia, IL (United States)

    1989-04-01

    The proposed new data acquisition system architecture takes event fragments off a detector over fiber optics and to a parallel event building switch. The parallel event building switch concept, taken from the telephone communications industry, along with expected technology improvements in fiber-optic data transmission speeds over the next few years, should allow data acquisition system rates to increase dramatically and exceed those rates needed for the SSC. This report briefly describes the switch architecture and fiber optics for a SSC data acquisition system.

  3. International veterinary epilepsy task force consensus proposal

    Potschka, Heidrun; Fischer, Andrea; Löscher, Wolfgang;

    2015-01-01

    Common criteria for the diagnosis of drug resistance and the assessment of outcome are needed urgently as a prerequisite for standardized evaluation and reporting of individual therapeutic responses in canine epilepsy. Thus, we provide a proposal for the definition of drug resistance and partial...... therapeutic success in canine patients with epilepsy. This consensus statement also suggests a list of factors and aspects of outcome, which should be considered in addition to the impact on seizures. Moreover, these expert recommendations discuss criteria which determine the validity and informative value of...

  4. Media Accountability Systems: Models, proposals and outlooks

    Fernando O. Paulino

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes one of the basic actions of SOS-Imprensa, the mechanism to assure Media Accountability with the goal of proposing a synthesis of models for the Brazilian reality. The article aims to address the possibilities of creating and improving mechanisms to stimulate the democratic press process and to mark out and assure freedom of speech and personal rights with respect to the media. Based on the Press Social Responsibility Theory, the hypothesis is that the experiences analyzed (Communication Council, Press Council, Ombudsman and Readers Council are alternatives for accountability, mediation and arbitration, seeking visibility, trust and public support in favor of fairer media.

  5. Proposal for quantum entanglement of six photons

    You Jun; Li Jia-Hua; Xie Xiao-Tao

    2005-01-01

    We propose a different scheme to achieve six-photon entangled states based entirely on the concept of quantum erasure. To begin with, a scheme for making use of a group of four entangled photons to generate six-photon entangled states is presented. Then, with the same technique, the preparation of the six-photon entanglement from five-particle entanglement which is then combined with Bell states is considered. Our experimental methods can be used for the investigations of measurement-based quantum computation and multi-party quantum communication. We find that the success probability is determined by the small coefficients of the entangled states.

  6. Proposal for superstructure based high efficiency photovoltaics

    Wagner, M.; Leburton, J. P.

    1986-01-01

    A novel class of cascade structures is proposed which features multijunction upper subcells, referred to as superstructure high-efficiency photovoltaics (SHEPs). The additional junctions enhance spectral response and improve radiation tolerance by reducing bulk recombination losses. This is important because ternary III-V alloys, which tend to have short minority-carrier diffusion lengths, are the only viable materials for the high-bandgap upper subcells required for cascade solar cells. Realistic simulations of AlGaAs SHEPs show that one-sun AM0 efficiencies in excess of 26 percent are possible.

  7. Proposed method for regulating major materials licensees

    The Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appointed a Materials Regulatory Review Task Force to conduct a broad-based review of the Commission's current licensing and oversight programs for fuel cycle and large materials plants. The task force, as requested, defined the components and subcomponents of an ideal regulatory evaluation system for these types of licensed plants and compared they to the components and subcomponents of the existing regulatory evaluation system. This report discusses findings from this comparison and proposed recommendations on the basis of these findings

  8. An intercultural proposal for secondary EFL classroom

    Nebot Lluch, Katia

    2015-01-01

    Treball Final de Màster Universitari en Professor/a d'Educació Secundària Obligatòria i Batxillerat, Formació Professional i Ensenyaments d'Idiomes. Codi: SAP129. Curs: 2014/2015 This final Master’s Degree Project includes a theoretical framework and an intervention proposal to introducing intercultural education as a crosscutting approach on the subject of English for Secondary Education classroom. Nowadays we live in a multicultural society and individuals have to interact with peopl...

  9. Sutherland Shire reacts against nuclear proposal

    The proposal to build a new nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights involved the Sutherland Shire Council in a broad alliance with Green Peace and Friends of the Earth to oppose the development. The author looks at the issue from a council-community perspective. Sutherland Shire Council is determined to lobby the government on public health and safety issues, despite the Research Reactor Review's finding that it considered the reactor safe within design limits and that its operations present no health hazard to the surrounding population. The campaign will focus on promoting the transition to cleaner and safer technology at Lucas Heights Research Laboratories which are not dependent on the reactor. ills

  10. TRAFFIC NOISE IN KONYA AND SOME PROPOSALS

    Aydin, Mehmet Emin; ATEŞ, Nuray

    1997-01-01

    In this study, the results of an investigation on traffic noise in Konya are presented. The aim of the study is to determine the traffic noise in Konya and to investigate possible solutions to reduce the traffic noise. Noise levels are measured on ten different streets between 9 00 - 17 00 hours and the results are evaluated. As a result of this investigation, the noise levels on the streets considered are found to be exceeding the noise levels given by the regulations. Some proposals are su...

  11. TRAFFIC NOISE IN KONYA AND SOME PROPOSALS

    Mehmet Emin AYDIN

    1997-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the results of an investigation on traffic noise in Konya are presented. The aim of the study is to determine the traffic noise in Konya and to investigate possible solutions to reduce the traffic noise. Noise levels are measured on ten different streets between 9 00 - 17 00 hours and the results are evaluated. As a result of this investigation, the noise levels on the streets considered are found to be exceeding the noise levels given by the regulations. Some proposals are suggested in order to reduce the noise levels.

  12. A proposed neutron spectrometer system for JET

    A neutron spectrometer system is proposed primarily for measurements of ion temperature and density and ion beam energy distribution in extended fusion plasmas like e.g. in JET. Three different spectrometers are involved: time of flight, proton recoil and 3He. Energy resolutions of a few percent both for DD and DT neutrons are provided. Six order of magnitudes in flux ranges will be covered by the system when employing multi-target systems. A neutron collimator and shielding system will be desirable in order to obtain relevant information. Due to the entire differences in energy and fluxes for DD and DT plasmas a flexible collimator-shielding system is recommended

  13. Proposed artificial recharge studies in northern Qatar

    Kimrey, J.O.

    1985-01-01

    The aquifer system in northern Qatar comprises a water-table aquifer in the Rus Formation which is separated by an aquitard from a partially confined aquifer in the top of the overlying Umm er Radhuma Formation. These two aquifers are composed of limestone and dolomite of Eocene and Paleocene age and contain a fragile lens of freshwater which is heavily exploited as a source of water for agricultural irrigation. Net withdrawals are greatly in excess of total recharge, and quality of ground water is declining. Use of desalinated seawater for artificial recharge has been proposed for the area. Artificial recharge, on a large scale, could stabilize the decline in ground-water quality while allowing increased withdrawals for irrigation. The proposal appears technically feasible. Recharge should be by injection to the Umm er Radhuma aquifer whose average transmissivity is about 2,000 meters squared per day (as compared to an average of about 200 meters squared per day for the Rus aquifer). Implementation of artificial recharge should be preceded by a hydrogeologic appraisal. These studies should include test drilling, conventional aquifer tests, and recharge-recovery tests at four sites in northern Qatar. (USGS)

  14. Proposal to upgrade the MIPP experiment

    Isenhower, D.; Sadler, M.; Towell, R.; Watson, S.; /Abilene Christian U.; Peterson, R.J.; /Colorado U.; Baker, W.; Carey, D.; Christian, D.; Demarteau, M.; Jensen, D.; Johnstone, C.; Meyer, H.; Raja, R.; Ronzhin, A.; Solomey, N.; Wester, W.; /Fermilab; Gutbrod, H.; Peters, K.; /Darmstadt, GSI; Feldman, G.; /Harvard U.; Torun, Y.; /IIT, Chicago; Messier, M.D.; /Indiana U. /Iowa U. /Dubna, JINR /Kent State U. /Groningen, KVI /Michigan U. /St. Petersburg, INP /Purdue U. /South Carolina U. /Virginia U. /Wisconsin U., Madison

    2006-09-01

    The upgraded MIPP physics results are needed for the support of NuMI projects, atmospheric cosmic ray and neutrino programs worldwide and will permit a systematic study of non-perturbative QCD interactions. The MIPP TPC is the largest contributor to the MIPP event size by far. Its readout system and electronics were designed in the 1990's and limit it to a readout rate of 60 Hz in simple events and {approx} 20 Hz in complicated events. With the readout chips designed for the ALICE collaboration at the LHC, we propose a low cost scheme of upgrading the MIPP data acquisition speed to 3000 Hz. This will also enable us to measure the medium energy numi target to be used for the NOvA/MINERvA experiments. We outline the capabilities of the upgraded MIPP detector to obtain high statistics particle production data on a number of nuclei that will help towards the understanding and simulation of hadronic showers in matter. Measurements of nitrogen cross sections will permit a better understanding of cosmic ray shower systematics in the atmosphere. In addition, we explore the possibilities of providing tagged neutral beams using the MIPP spectrometer that may be crucial for validating the Particle Flow Algorithm proposed for calorimeters for the International Linear Collider detectors. Lastly, we outline the physics potential of such a detector in understanding non-perturbative QCD processes.

  15. Bipartisan proposal calls for SGR repeal

    Robbins RA

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. The Washington Post (11/1, Carey reports a bipartisan group of legislators has agreed on a framework replacing the “problematic” Medicare payment formula in an attempt to end the annual Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR or “doc fix” debate. The current system is set to reduce Medicare physician payments by approximately 25% on Jan. 1 without Congressional intervention. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI introduced a draft proposal that would “encourage care management services for individuals with complex chronic care needs through the development of new payment codes for such services, as well as leverage physician-developed standard of care guidelines to avoid the unnecessary provision of services”. The Committees value your feedback on this proposal. Please submit written comments to the Finance SGR comments mailbox at sgrcomments@finance.senate.gov and the Ways & Means SGR comments mailbox at sgrwhitepaper@mail.house.gov by Tuesday, November 12, …

  16. The mantle cells lymphoma: a proposed treatment

    A literature review was performed on mantle cells lymphoma in the therapeutic schemes. The literature that has been used is published in journals of medicine specializing in hematology, oncology, radiation therapy, molecular biology and internal medicine. The literature review was performed to propose a scheme of treatment according to Costa Rica. Epigenetic alterations have been revealed in patients with mantle lymphoma on current researches. The mantle lymphoma pathology has been described in various forms of clinical and histological presentation, stressing the importance of detailing the different methods and diagnostic reports. Working groups have proposed and developed various chemotherapy regimens and concluded that CHOP alone is without effect in mantle cell lymphoma unlike R-hyper-CVAD, CHOP / DHAP, high-dose Ara-C. Researchers have tried to develop new treatments based vaccines, use of modified viruses, specific monoclonal antibodies. The classic treatment has been triple intrathecal therapy. The central nervous system has been one of the most momentous sites of mantle cell lymphoma infiltration because poorer patient prognosis

  17. Proposal for a High Energy Nuclear Database

    Brown, D A; Vogt, R

    2005-03-31

    The authors propose to develop a high-energy heavy-ion experimental database and make it accessible to the scientific community through an on-line interface. This database will be searchable and cross-indexed with relevant publications, including published detector descriptions. Since this database will be a community resource, it requires the high-energy nuclear physics community's financial and manpower support. This database should eventually contain all published data from Bevalac, AGS and SPS to RHIC and CERN-LHC energies, proton-proton to nucleus-nucleus collisions as well as other relevant systems, and all measured observables. Such a database would have tremendous scientific payoff as it makes systematic studies easier and allows simpler benchmarking of theoretical models to a broad range of old and new experiments. Furthermore, there is a growing need for compilations of high-energy nuclear data for applications including stockpile stewardship, technology development for inertial confinement fusion and target and source development for upcoming facilities such as the Next Linear Collider. To enhance the utility of this database, they propose periodically performing evaluations of the data and summarizing the results in topical reviews.

  18. Alternatives to proposed replacement production reactors

    To insure adequate supplies of plutonium and tritium for defense purposes, an independent evaluation was made by Los Alamos National Laboratory of the numerous alternatives to the proposed replacement production reactors (RPR). This effort concentrated on the defense fuel cycle operation and its technical implications in identifying the principal alternatives for the 1990s. The primary options were identified as (1) existing commercial reactors, (2) existing and planned government-owned facilities (not now used for defense materials production), and (3) other RPRs (not yet proposed) such as CANDU or CANDU-type heavy-water reactors (HWR) for both plutonium and tritium production. The evaluation considered features and differences of various options that could influence choice of RPR alternatives. Barring a change in the US approach to civilian and defense fuel cycles and precluding existing commercial reactors at government-owned sites, the most significant alternatives were identified as a CANDU-type HWR at Savannah River Plant (SRP) site or the Three Mile Island commercial reactor with reprocessing capability at Barnwell Nuclear Fuel Plant and at SRP

  19. Proposed Post-LEP benchmarks for supersymmetry

    We propose a new set of supersymmetric benchmark scenarios, taking into account the constraints from LEP, b →s γ, gμ - 2 and cosmology. We work in the specific context of the constrained MSSM (CMSSM) with universal soft supersymmetry-breaking masses and vanishing trilinear terms, assuming that R parity is conserved. We propose benchmark points that exemplify the different generic possibilities in this context, including focus-point models, points where coannihilation effects on the relic density are important, and points with rapid relic annihilation via direct-channel Higgs poles. We discuss the principal decays and signatures of the different classes of benchmark scenarios, and make initial estimates of the physics reaches of different accelerators, including the Tevatron collider, the LHC, and e+ e- colliders in the sub- and multi-TeV ranges. We stress the complementarity of hadron and lepton colliders, with the latter favoured for non-strongly-interacting particles and precision measurements. We mention features that could usefully be included in future versions of supersymmetric event generators. (orig.)

  20. A proposed general model of information behaviour.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Presents a critical description of Wilson's (1996 global model of information behaviour and proposes major modification on the basis of research into information behaviour of managers, conducted in Poland. The theoretical analysis and research results suggest that Wilson's model has certain imperfections, both in its conceptual content, and in graphical presentation. The model, for example, cannot be used to describe managers' information behaviour, since managers basically are not the end users of external from organization or computerized information services, and they acquire information mainly through various intermediaries. Therefore, the model cannot be considered as a general model, applicable to every category of information users. The proposed new model encompasses the main concepts of Wilson's model, such as: person-in-context, three categories of intervening variables (individual, social and environmental, activating mechanisms, cyclic character of information behaviours, and the adoption of a multidisciplinary approach to explain them. However, the new model introduces several changes. They include: 1. identification of 'context' with the intervening variables; 2. immersion of the chain of information behaviour in the 'context', to indicate that the context variables influence behaviour at all stages of the process (identification of needs, looking for information, processing and using it; 3. stress is put on the fact that the activating mechanisms also can occur at all stages of the information acquisition process; 4. introduction of two basic strategies of looking for information: personally and/or using various intermediaries.

  1. Closure plan for the proposed Millennium Project

    A $2.2 billion expansion of the current oil sands operation has been proposed by Suncor Energy Inc. The expansion would more than double the productive capacity of the present facility. As part of the application for this expansion, called Project Millennium, a comprehensive closure plan has been developed and filed by the Corporation. The Plan includes a systematic evaluation of the area to be developed, a description of the development activities planned, and the goals and objectives of the Corporation in re-establishing the landforms and ecosystems concurrently with running the operation. The Plan envisages surface contouring as early as practicable during the mine development, soil reconstruction, and re-establishment of vegetation, surface drainage and wetlands. The Corporation undertakes to monitor the performance of the reclaimed areas based on landform performance, the impact of chemical constituents on the landscape and ecosystem sustainability. An annual monitoring report assessing herbaceous vegetation growth, major species composition, tree and shrub survival and growth rate, groundwater conditions, amount of precipitation, the utility of constructed wetlands for treatment of reclamation area seepage and runoff waters, and wildlife population changes, will be prepared annually. A future research program associated with the Reclamation and Closure Plan will also examine the effectiveness of the reclamation drainage system as fish habitat, and the potential of the proposed end-pit lake to provide a viable aquatic ecosystem. 8 refs., 2 figs

  2. 15 CFR 291.5 - Proposal selection process.

    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Proposal selection process. 291.5... EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP; ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS § 291.5 Proposal selection process. The proposal evaluation and selection process will consist of three principal phases: Proposal qualification; proposal...

  3. The history of the LEP proposal

    Following recommendations by ECFA, the European Committee for Future Accelerators, that the next major European high energy facility should be a large electron positron collider, about 400 physicists and engineers from the 12 CERN member nations have been contributing to preparatory work as members of working groups. In particular, design and feasibility studies have been issued for (a) a 100 GeV per beam collider with a 51.5 km circumference, (b) a 70 GeV per beam collider with a 22.2 km circumference and (c) an 86 GeV per beam collider with a 30.6 km circumference. It is now proposed that the design (c) as discussed in the so-called 'Pink Book' should be used and that the accelerator should be built adjacent to CERN Meyrin. (U.K.)

  4. A New Proposal for Matrix Theory

    Chaudhuri, S

    2002-01-01

    We give a detailed exposition of our recent proposal for Matrix Theory. Starting with the pedagogical case of bosonic matrix theory we identify a matrix Lagrangian whose large N limit coincides with the spacetime Lagrangian of an open and closed bosonic string theory. We describe the appearance of spacetime and of the basic elements of spacetime geometry in our framework. We identify the symmetry algebra governing the matrix Lagrangian at finite N and illustrate the phenomenon of matrix Dbrane democracy. The supersymmetric matrix Lagrangian is a nontrivial extension of the bosonic theory giving rise in the large N limit to the spacetime Lagrangians of supersymmetric open and closed string theories with Dbranes. We give a matrix path integral prescription for the Hartle-Hawking wavefunction of the Universe derived from Matrix Theory.

  5. [The theme of death: an educational proposal].

    Boemer, M R; Veiga, E V; Mendes, M M; do Valle, E R

    1991-01-01

    The necessity of educating the Health Professionals to the theme Death is concerned has become so evident during our educational activities that we have striven for the construction of a knowledge body about death and dying. Therefore, the knowledge we have generating refers to the pedagogical aspect of the theme. The aim of this study was to focus such dimension as far as it describes and analyses our experience in educating nursing undergraduates to deal with situations involving death and dying. In particular, we try to developing our students in order to be able to provide care to the dead body in a proposal to transcend the technical aspect of this care. Bearing this educational purpose, we strive for a space that makes possible a formation in the perspective of leading the students to another existencial dimension when facing and understanding death. PMID:1961946

  6. 250 MW windplant proposed for Alberta

    A proposal to develop a $1.5 billion wind project at Pincher Creek, in the foothills of Alberta, was discussed. In an effort to reduce provincial carbon dioxide emissions, the developers, York WindPower of Montreal, Wind Power Inc. of Pincher Creek and the German turbine maker Enercon, have sought help from the oil and gas industry and also from the provincial utilities which rely on coal-fuelled generation. Project sponsors have claimed that the cost of wind energy would compare favourably to the cost of electricity from a new natural gas-fuelled plant, and that it would be a good opportunity for fossil fuel industry and the renewable energy industry to work together

  7. Honor crimes: review and proposed definition.

    Elakkary, Sally; Franke, Barbara; Shokri, Dina; Hartwig, Sven; Tsokos, Michael; Püschel, Klaus

    2014-03-01

    There is every reason to believe that honor based violence is one of the forms of domestic violence that is being practiced against females all over the world. This type of violence includes a wide range of crimes, the severest of which is honor killing. Many studies have adopted different definitions for the so-called honor killing. In this paper some of these definitions are discussed and a working definition is proposed. The scope of the problem worldwide is presented. Honor killing goes beyond ethnicity, class, and religion. It is a very old phenomenon that was practiced in ancient Rome, guided by penal codes. Some of the older as well as new penal codes are discussed concerning this matter from different regions of the world. The different efforts of international governmental and nongovernmental organizations in combating this problem are also presented. PMID:23771767

  8. Intercultural Education and Migration: Educational Proposals

    Pedro Ortega Ruiz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper tackles the difficult problem that immigration poses for developed Western European societies and the need of a new model of intercultural education which puts the emphasis of educational activity not so much on “intellectual understanding” as on the acceptance and welcoming of the person who is different, on account of his/her culture or ethnic group. Educational proposals are put forward that are materialized in a change of the intercultural education model, the involvement of the family and of society in changing attitudes towards immigrants, the need not to attribute a metahistorical or essentialist meaning to cultural identity, and the restoring of an ethical and political dimension of educational activity.

  9. An Upgrade Proposal from the PHENIX Collaboration

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    2015-01-01

    In this document the PHENIX collaboration proposes a major upgrade to the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. This upgrade, sPHENIX, enables an extremely rich jet and beauty quarkonia physics program addressing fundamental questions about the nature of the strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma (QGP), discovered experimentally at RHIC to be a perfect fluid. The startling dynamics of the QGP on fluid-like length scales is an emergent property of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), seemingly implicit in the Lagrangian but stubbornly hidden from view. QCD is an asymptotically free theory, but how QCD manifests as a strongly coupled fluid with specific shear viscosity near $T_C$, as low as allowed by the uncertainty principle, is as fundamental an issue as that of how confinement itself arises.

  10. Proposed research on advanced accelerator concepts

    This report summarizes technical progress and accomplishments during the proposed three-year research on advanced accelerator concepts supported by the Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-FG02-88ER40465. A vigorous theoretical program has been pursued in critical problem areas related to advanced accelerator concepts and the basic equilibrium, stability, and radiation properties of intense charged particle beams. Broadly speaking, our research has made significant contributions in the following three major areas: Investigations of physics issues related to particle acceleration including two-beam accelerators and cyclotron resonance laser (CRL) accelerators; Investigations of RF sources including the free- electron lasers, cyclotron resonance masers, and relativistic magnetrons; Studies of coherent structures in electron plasmas and beams ranging from a low-density, nonrelativistic, pure electron plasma column to high-density, relativistic, non-neutral electron flow in a high-voltage diode. The remainder of this report presents theoretical and computational advances in these areas

  11. Proposal of Enhanced Extreme Programming Model

    M. Rizwan Jameel Qureshi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Extreme programming is one of the commonly used agile methodologies in software development. It is very responsive to changing requirements even in the late phases of the project. However, quality activities in extreme programming phases are implemented sequentially along with the activities that work on the functional requirements. This reduces the agility to deliver increments continuously and makes an inverse relationship between quality and agility. Due to this relationship, extreme programming does not consume enough time on making extensive documentation and robust design. To overcome these issues, an enhanced extreme programming model is proposed. Enhanced extreme programming introduces parallelism in the activities' execution through putting quality activities into a separate execution line. In this way, the focus on delivering increments quickly is achieved without affecting the quality of the final output. In enhanced extreme programming, the quality concept is extended to include refinement of all phases of classical extreme programming and creating architectural design based on the refined design documents.

  12. Antiproton storage: a comparison of proposals

    Projects to produce and store anti p's and to accelerate anti p's and p's together in the same large ring are underway at CERN and FNAL. The goal is to achieve anti pp collisions with a luminosity L approximately 1030 cm-2 sec-1 by perhaps 1980. These experiments predate any similar effort at ISABELLE by at least four years, so it is necessary to plan an ISABELLE project which will have significantly higher luminosity. A lower bound L = 1031 cm-2 sec-1 has been rather arbitrarily chosen. The basic numbers which enter into the luminosity calculations for the CERN and FNAL proposals are presented and are compared with what could be achieved at ISABELLE under ideal conditions

  13. Physician outcome measurement: review and proposed model.

    Siha, S

    1998-01-01

    As health care moves from a free-for-service environment to a capitated arena, outcome measurements must change. ABC Children's Medical Center is challenged with developing comprehensive outcome measures for an employed physician group. An extensive literature review validates that physician outcomes must move beyond revenue production and measure all aspects of care delivery. The proposed measurement model for this physician group is a trilogy model. It includes measures of cost, quality, and service. While these measures can be examined separately, it is imperative to understand their integration in determining an organization's competitive advantage. The recommended measurements for the physician group must be consistent with the overall organizational goals. The long-term impact will be better utilization of resources. This will result in the most cost effective, quality care for the health care consumer. PMID:10339092

  14. The Complexity of Ageism : A Proposed Typology

    Tornstam, Lars

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Comparing data from a contemporary (2002 study and a study from 1984, it was found that, now as then, people display seemingly contradictory constellations of attitudes toward old people. Large proportions of respondents, now as then, advocate more influence and space for the 65+ group, at the same time as many feel that no one in the parliament should be above the age of 65. This contradiction becomes intelligible when the conceptions of and behavioral dispositions toward old people are combined in a new proposed typology of ageism, which is the result of a study conducted in 2002 and reported in this article. This new typology includes the Pitying Positive, the No Fuzz, the Consistently Negative and the Consistently Positive. These types are empirically described, and use of the typology is exemplified by focusing on ageist attitudes toward parliament membership.

  15. 2006 Final Transmission Proposal: Revenue Requirements Study.

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    2005-06-01

    The purpose of the Revenue Requirement Study (Study) is to establish the level of revenues needed from rates for Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA's) transmission and ancillary services to recover, in accordance with sound business principles, costs associated with the transmission of electric power over the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS). The FCRTS is part of the larger Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) which also includes the hydroelectric, multipurpose facilities constructed and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation in the Pacific Northwest. The FCRPS costs that are not included in the FCRTS costs are funded and repaid through BPA power rates. The transmission revenue requirements herein include: recovery of the Federal investment in transmission and transmission-related assets; the operations and maintenance (O&M) and other annual expenses associated with the provision of transmission and ancillary services; the cost of generation inputs for ancillary services and other between business-line services necessary for the transmission of power; and all other transmission-related costs incurred by the Administrator. The cost evaluation period for this rate proposal includes Fiscal Years (FYs) 2005-2007, the period extending from the last year for which historical information is available through the proposed rate test period. The Study includes the transmission revenue requirements for the rate test period, FYs 2006-2007 (Rate Period) and the results of transmission repayment studies. This Study outlines the policies, forecasts, assumptions, and calculations used to determine BPA's transmission revenue requirements. Legal requirements are summarized in Chapter 5 of this Study. The Revenue Requirement Study Documentation (Documentation), TR-06-FS-BPA-01A, contains key technical assumptions and calculations, the results of the transmission repayment studies, and a further

  16. UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROGRAM IN ROBOTICS, Final Technical Annual Report, Project Period: 9/1/04 - 8/31/05

    James S. Tulenko; Carl D. Crane III

    2006-02-15

    The University Research Program in Robotics (URPR) Implementation Plan is an integrated group of universities performing fundamental research that addresses broad-based robotics and automation needs of the NNSA Directed Stockpile Work (DSW) and Campaigns. The URPR mission is to provide improved capabilities of robotics science and engineering to meet the future needs of all weapon systems and other associated NNSA/DOE activities.

  17. 75 FR 3053 - Application Numbers and Proposed Exemptions

    2010-01-19

    ... Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration Application Numbers and Proposed Exemptions; Notice #0... LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Application Numbers and Proposed Exemptions AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Exemptions. [Application...

  18. 77 FR 52721 - Appraisal Subcommittee; Proposed Policy Statements

    2012-08-30

    ... defined in the proposed Policy Statement) to the ASC via the extranet application for inclusion on the... INSTITUTIONS EXAMINATION COUNCIL Appraisal Subcommittee; Proposed Policy Statements AGENCY: Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council ACTION: Proposed policy statements...

  19. 48 CFR 15.207 - Handling proposals and information.

    2010-10-01

    ... CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and... proposal received by the contracting officer electronically or by facsimile is unreadable, the...

  20. [No title. Letter about a proposal from TRW.

    Myre, W.C.

    1965-11-18

    The proposal was similar to a proposed experiment; agreement for the scientifically soundness and feasibility of the experimental techniques. The experiment related to the Vela experimental satellites.

  1. The 'OMITRON' and 'MODEL OMITRON' proposed experiments

    In the present paper the main features of the OMITRON and MODEL OMITRON proposed high field tokamaks are illustrated. Of the two, OMITRON is an ambitious experiment, aimed at attaining plasma burning conditions. its key physics issues are discussed, and a comparison is carried out with corresponding physics features in ignition experiments such as IGNITOR and ITER. Chief asset and chief challenge - in both OMITRON and MODEL OMITRON is the conspicuous 20 Tesla toroidal field value on the plasma axis. The advanced features of engineering which consent such a reward in terms of toroidal magnet performance are discussed in convenient depth and detail. As for the small, propaedeutic device MODEL OMITRON among its goals one must rank the purpose of testing key engineering issues in vivo, which are vital for the larger and more expensive parent device. Besides that, however - as indicated by ad hoc performed scoping studies - the smaller machine is found capable also of a number of quite interesting physics investigations in its own right

  2. Proposal for Scrambled Method based on NTRU

    Ahmed Tariq Sadiq

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Scrambling is widely used to protect the security of data files such as text, image, video or audio files; however, it is not the most efficient method to protect the security of the data files. This article uses NTRU public key cryptosystem to increase the robustness of scrambling of sound files. In this work, we convert the sound file into text, and then scramble it in the following way: first, we encrypt the header of the sound file then, scramble the data of the file after the header in three stages. In each stage we scramble the data of the sound file and keep the original order of data in an array then, the three arrays are encrypted by the sender and sent with the encrypted header to the receiver in one file, while the scrambled data of the sound file is sent to the receiver in another file. We have tested the proposed method on several sound files; the results show that the time of encryption and decryption is reduced to approximately one-third, or less, compared to encrypting the file using NTRU.

  3. Proposing an alternative linear a successful example

    The mandated Sub-Title D landfill liner design which meets the basic Sub-Title D performance requirement (no exceedance of groundwater quality standards at the landfill boundary in 30 years) specifies construction of a two foot thick clay layer with a hydraulic conductivity no greater than 10-7 cm/sec and a 60 mil HDPE membrane. This mandated design is easily accepted by the regulatory community but very difficult and expensive to properly construct. Fundamental problems arise constructing a clay linear that meets the 10-7cm/sec hydraulic conductivity requirement and, in cold climates, protecting the clay but their use requires obtaining special approval for an open-quotes alternative linearclose quotes from the appropriate regulatory agency. This paper presents a simple example of an open-quotes alternative linerclose quotes proposal that has been accepted by the Montana Department of Health and Environmental Sciences for a new landfill. The arguments presented for the use of a GCL combine site-specific parameters with easily understood calculations to demonstrate compliance with the basic Sub-Title D performance requirement. 8 refs., 6 tabs

  4. A proposed model for ordinary gravitation

    Stallard, David

    2013-04-01

    A model is proposed for ordinary gravitation, i.e. far from a black hole, to conform to Newton's law. Weinberg wrote: ``the exchange of these gravitons (zero mass, spin two) will produce just the gravitational effects that are predicted by general relativity.'' Leo Blitz showed that dark matter in the galaxy has gravitational effects on visible matter. Postulate: An isolated, spherical mass m in nearly-zero-gravity space is presumed to radiate gravitons isotropically and to receive an isotropic flow-rate of gravitons of equal power from dark matter. Example 1: An isolated hydrogen atom m receives gravitons and rises in gravitational energy to a level such that the next incoming graviton causes the discharge of three gravitons in the same vector direction, one having helicity opposite to that of the incoming graviton. If the latter is from visible matter, gravitational attraction results. Energy, linear momentum and spin are conserved. Example 2: m is a small spherical mass. If a spherical mass M is introduced nearby, its radiation causes a reduction in the flow-rate of gravitons received in the vicinity of M from m, and an increase in the oppositely-directed gravitons from m, which then experiences a momentum force attracting it to M.

  5. Environmental performance of ceramic tiles: Improvement proposals

    Ceramic tile is one of the most widely used materials in construction. Due to the increased demand for environmentally responsible construction and the ever more restrictive environmental requirements derived from the legislation, there is a need for a tool to enable the environmental behaviour of such material to be evaluated. By the application of the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, this study is focused on calculating indicators capable of measuring the environmental behaviour of ceramic tiles. Taking the production of 1 m2 of ceramic as a functional unit, the aim was to perform a life cycle inventory that covers all the stages from mining the red clay and atomising it to glaze manufacture and the production of the ceramic tiles and their delivery to customers. Next, the stages/materials/processes that have the greatest impact were identified, and a series of improvements were proposed with a view to enhancing the energetic efficiency of the firing process and minimising the emissions into the atmosphere, while at the same time reducing the noise pollution resulting from the pressing process. The environmental and economic feasibility of such a improvements was also studied.

  6. The Gamma Factory proposal for CERN

    Krasny, Mieczyslaw Witold

    2015-01-01

    This year, 2015, marks the centenary of the publication of Einsteins Theory of General Relativity and it has been named the International Year of Light and light-based technologies by the UN General Assembly. It is thus timely to discuss the possibility of broadening the present CERN research program by including a new component based on a novel concept of the light source which could pave a way towards a multipurpose Gamma Factory. The proposed light source could be realized at CERN by using the infrastructure of the existing accelerators. It could push the intensity limits of the presently operating light-sources by at least 7 orders of magnitude, reaching the flux of the order of 10^17 photons/s, in the particularly interesting gamma-ray energy domain of 1 < Ephoton < 400 MeV. This domain is out of reach for the FEL-based light sources. The energy-tuned, quasi-monochromatic gamma beams, together with the gamma-beam-driven, high intensity secondary beams of polarized positrons, polarized muons, neutro...

  7. Comments on the recent ICRP proposals

    Dear Sir, Shrader-Frechette and Persson are to be congratulated in so clearly exposing some of the ethical, logical and scientific difficulties in the most recent proposals for a reformulation of the radiological protection framework proposed by the ICRP. I would like to add one further point and some comments on the situation regarding the radiological protection of the public. Risk, that is the relationship between dose and effect, is determined by epidemiology, that is the study of exposed populations. As such only average risk in that population can be determined. How the risk is distributed among the individuals constituting the population is not accessible information through epidemiological means and no other method is presently available. It is, therefore, surely logically inconsistent to claim to be protecting the individual when the information required to do this is unavailable. The issue of protecting the public from the effects of environmental exposures needs further discussion. There is, in this case, no 'contract' between the 'exposer' and the exposed, as is the case in the occupational context, through the contract of employment, and as is implicit in the medical aspects of radiological protection, through the bond of trust that ensures that the patient is exposed only in his/her own best interests. The lack of this contract and the impossibility of ensuring the protection of the individual, in the case of exposure of the public, serve to emphasise the importance of the ethical basis for radiological protection. There is certainly a wide range of views on what is regarded as an acceptable annual dose for permanent habitation of contaminated land. In the USA the EPA guidance for the minimum clean-up levels for contaminated sites (0.15 mSv/yr) [0.15 mSv/yr equates to a lifetime risk of 3x10-4 (assuming a risk of 5%/Sv over 40 years)] is set to achieve an excess upper bound lifetime cancer risk of 10-4 to 10-6. This applies to all carcinogens. On the

  8. Sewerage Proposal for Clan Jetty, Penang

    Nik Abllah N.F.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Sewage systems transport sewage through cities and other inhabited areas to sewage treatment plants to protect public health and prevent disease. Sewage is treated to control water pollution before being discharged to surface waters. Sewerage systems are very important for housing areas as they ensure that human waste is disposed of properly and directed to the treatment plant. At Clan Jetty, Penang there is no sewerage system, so human waste is directly disposed of into the water. As a place of historical interest which encourages visitors to come, seeing the human waste floating on the water surface and smelling the dirty water is not good for tourism. The function of a sewerage system is to transfer any wastes such as those that are ordinarily discharged from toilets, water closets, baths, showers, sinks, basins and other sanitary and kitchen fitments. The absence of a proper sewerage system has seriously damaged the beauty of the whole area. The absence of which, combined with general water pollution around Penang, has seriously affected the waters around the jetties which are no longer even suitable for fishing [1]. The main purpose of this thesis is to propose a treatment process and also to recommend long-term operations and maintenance in order to properly deal with the issue of substandard sewage processing.

  9. EBT-P proposed reference design report

    This report describes the proposed reference design for the EBT-P proof-of-principle test device. The device described is a result of broad studies by many participating organizations from industry and from Department of Energy-sponsored fusion research groups, some working together and some in competitive studies, but all with the goal of defining a device at minimum cost and with maximum probability of meeting its goals. This design work is based upon advances in experimental and theoretical understanding of EBT achieved at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The strategy adopted permits an initial test and validation of the key scaling properties of the ELMO Bumpy Torus concept, with a degree of built-in flexibility to extend the performance parameters toward the condition for containing a fusion reactor plasma. This will lead the way, then, to determination of a later power break-even demonstration and an eventual fusion reactor that can exploit the special high power-density and steady-state properties of the EBT concept

  10. Chamonix'12 summary: Proposals for decisions

    The summary session of the LHC Performance Workshop in Chamonix, 6-10 February 2012, synthesized one week of presentations and intense discussions on the near-, medium- and long-term strategy for the LHC and LHC upgrades. In particular, Chamonix'12 discussed the lessons from 2011, the strategy, beam energy and beam parameters for 2012, the planning for the Long Shutdown no.1 (LS1), the measures and schemes for improving or maintaining the machine availability at higher beam energy, the injector performance and injector upgrade schedule, the HL-LHC project as well as possible additional or future LHC upgrades like LHeC and HELHC. Key workshop themes included the risk associated with 4 TeV beam energy in 2012, the beam energy after LS1, the turnaround time, the physics goal and optimized running schedule for 2012, the achievements and plans for Pb-Pb and p-Pb collisions, beam-beam effects, electron-cloud phenomena and UFOs. We report the proposals for decisions which have emerged at the Chamonix'12 workshop. The priorities for the 2012 run are: -) proton-proton run (integrated luminosity) with Higgs discovery or exclusion; -) proton-ion run; and -) machine studies and tests related to UFOs and quench levels. The date of the start of LS1 will be reviewed at the luminosity breakpoints. After LS1 the beam energy will be around 6.5 TeV/beam to limit the number of re-training quenches. (authors)

  11. Case study: adams mine landfill proposal

    I have been asked to comment on 'how to address social concerns' in my capacity as the project manager for the City of Toronto's Toronto Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management (TIRM) Process, which was initiated in 1997 and concluded in the Fall of 2000. Inherent in this request is the goal of learning from a non-nuclear procurement process in order to offer insights for those working in the field on the short- and long-term management of nuclear waste. In particular, I have been asked to comment on the learning experience from the proposed engagement of the Adams Mine Landfill that became the focus of an intense four-day debate before Toronto's City Council and was propelled into international news linked to Toronto's Olympic bid. I would like to extend my thanks to Natural Resources Canada for their support of my participation in the NEA Conference. The opinions in this paper are those of the author and not those of the City of Toronto. (author)

  12. Proposal for a dietary "phytochemical index".

    McCarty, Mark F

    2004-01-01

    There is ample reason to believe that diets rich in phytochemicals provide protection from vascular diseases and many cancers; direct antioxidant activity as well as modulation of enzyme expression or hormone activity contribute to this effect. Phytochemicals derived from diverse foods presumably can interact additively and (possibly) synergistically; thus, the total dietary load of phytochemicals may have important implications for health. As a means of very roughly quantifying this load, a "phytochemical index" (PI) is proposed, defined as the percent of dietary calories derived from foods rich in phytochemicals. Calories derived from fruits, vegetables (excluding potatoes), legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruit/vegetable juices, soy products, wine, beer, and cider - and foods compounded therefrom - would be counted in this index. Partial credit could be given for antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil. Other added oils, refined sugars, refined grains, potato products, hard liquors, and animal products - regrettably, the chief sources of calories in typical Western diets - would be excluded. Although the PI would provide only a very rough approximation of the quantity or quality of phytochemical nutrition, it nonetheless could aid epidemiologists in exploring the health consequences of diets high in phytochemical-rich plant foods, and could also help clinical nutritionists in their efforts to improve the phytochemical nutrition of their clients. PMID:15488652

  13. Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado State Lands and Bureau of Land Management : Request for Proposal [Bid Proposal

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This bid proposal proposal from Natural Resource Options, Inc. a consultation service is a response to the Browns Park Committees Request for Proposals on the...

  14. 75 FR 78212 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Center for Economic Studies Research Proposal...

    2010-12-15

    ... Narrative--Describes in detail the research question(s) to be addressed, Census Bureau and researcher... Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Center for Economic Studies Research... ). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau through its network of Census Research...

  15. REMUS: Preliminary concept and implementation proposal

    In the light of the constantly increasing use of waterways, the associated risk of maritime accidents and accidental or deliberate discharge of pollutants at sea and in coastal areas, it is necessary to adopt effective pollution prevention and combating measures coordinated at national and international level so as to guarantee the safety of shipping and maintain the integrity of the maritime environment. These measures must be equally effective for accidents as for discharges of crude oil and petroleum products, chemicals, etc. so that rapid expert action can be taken in order to minimize the effects on shipping safety and on the maritime and coastal environment and also to limit consequent financial costs. This study presents a concept for increasing the effectiveness of the authorities and special agencies of the German Federal Government and coastal states which are responsible for these tasks (in particular the Operations Management Group (ELG) and the North Sea/Baltic sea Emergency Staffs (EmStaffs)) by implementing a open-quotes Computer-Based Maritime Accident Management Systemclose quotes (REMUS). The REMUS concept comprises the following two main functions for effective maritime accident management: Acquisition, storage and intelligent availability of the largest possible quantity of relevant data for accident prevention. Provision of automatic decision support, adapted to the individual situation, for use by the authorities involved during the operational phase. REMUS provides support for the maritime emergency experts in collecting data and information and generates proposals for measures to be initiated according to the prevailing circumstances. REMUS integrates perfectly, both organizationally and technically, with currently employed methods and procedures for pollution prevention

  16. Rehabilitating a brain with Alzheimer's: a proposal

    Gonzalo Emiliano Aranda-Abreu

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Gonzalo Emiliano Aranda-Abreu1,3, María Elena Hernández-Aguilar1,3, Jorge Manzo Denes1,4, Luis Isauro García Hernández1,4, Marisol Herrera Rivero21Programa de Neurobiología, 2Doctorado en Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, México, 3Cuerpo Académico de Neuroquímica, 4Cuerpo Académico de Neurociencias.Abstract: Alzheimer's disease (AD is the most common neurodegenerative disorder, originating sporadically in the population aged over 65 years, and advanced age is the principal risk factor leading to AD development. In spite of the large amount of research going on around the globe and all the information now available about AD, there is still no origin or triggering process known so far. Drugs approved for the treatment of AD include tacrine, donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine, and memantine. These may delay or slow down the degenerative process for a while, but they can neither stop nor reverse its progression. Because that this might be due to a lack of effect of these drugs on degenerating neurons, even when they are able to potentiate the brain in nondegenerative conditions, we propose here an alternative therapy consisting of initial repair of neuronal membranes followed by conventional drug therapies. The rehabilitation of neurons in a degeneration process would enable the drugs to act more effectively on them and improve the effects of treatment in AD patients.Keywords: Alzheimer, Rehabilitation, Drugs

  17. Working Group Proposed to Preserve Archival Records

    Bartlett, Jennifer L.

    2013-01-01

    The AAS and AIP co-hosted a Workshop in April 2012 with NSF support (AST-1110231) that recommends establishing a Working Group on Time Domain Astronomy (WGTDA) to encourage and advise on preserving historical observations in a form meaningful for future scientific analysis. Participants specifically considered archival observations that could describe how astronomical objects change over time. Modern techniques and increased storage capacity enable extracting additional information from older media. Despite the photographic plate focus, other formats also concerned participants. To prioritize preservation efforts, participants recommended considering the information density, the amount of previously published data, their format and associated materials, their current condition, and their expected deterioration rate. Because the best digitization still produces an observation of an observation, the originals should be retained. For accessibility, participants recommended that observations and their metadata be available digitally and on-line. Standardized systems for classifying, organizing, and listing holdings should enable discovery of historical observations through the Virtual Astronomical Observatory. Participants recommended pilot projects that produce scientific results, demonstrate the dependence of some advances on heritage data, and open new avenues of exploration. Surveying a broad region of the sky with a long time-base and high cadence should reveal new phenomena and improve statistics for rare events. Adequate financial support is essential. While their capacity to produce new science is the primary motivation for preserving astronomical records, their potential for historical research and citizen science allows targeting cultural institutions and other private sources. A committee was elected to prepare the WGTDA proposal. The WGTDA executive committee should be composed of ~10 members representing modern surveys, heritage materials, data management

  18. Proposal for a CLEO precision vertex detector

    Fermilab experiment E691 and CERN experiment NA32 have demonstrated the enormous power of precision vertexing for studying heavy quark physics. Nearly all collider experiments now have or are installing precision vertex detectors. This is a proposal for a precision vertex detector for CLEO, which will be the pre-eminent heavy quark experiment for at least the next 5 years. The purpose of a precision vertex detector for CLEO is to enhance the capabilities for isolating B, charm, and tau decays and to make it possible to measure the decay time. The precision vertex detector will also significantly improve strange particle identification and help with the tracking. The installation and use of this detector at CLEO is an important step in developing a vertex detector for an asymmetric B factory and therefore in observing CP violation in B decays. The CLEO environment imposes a number of unique conditions and challenges. The machine will be operating near the γ (4S) in energy. This means that B's are produced with a very small velocity and travel a distance about 1/2 that of the expected vertex position resolution. As a consequence B decay time information will not be useful for most physics. On the other hand, the charm products of B decays have a higher velocity. For the long lived D+ in particular, vertex information can be used to isolate the charm particle on an event-by-event basis. This helps significantly in reconstructing B's. The vertex resolution for D's from B's is limited by multiple Coulomb scattering of the necessarily rather low momentum tracks. As a consequence it is essential to minimize the material, as measured in radiation lengths, in the beam pip and the vertex detector itself. It is also essential to build the beam pipe and detector with the smallest possible radius

  19. 15 CFR 290.7 - Proposal selection process.

    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Proposal selection process. 290.7... THE TRANSFER OF MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY § 290.7 Proposal selection process. Upon the availability of... proposal. The proposal evaluation and selection process will consist of four principal phases:...

  20. 15 CFR 292.5 - Proposal selection process.

    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Proposal selection process. 292.5... EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP; INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS § 292.5 Proposal selection process. The proposal evaluation and selection process will consist of three principal phases: Proposal qualifications;...

  1. X-33 Proposal by Rockwell - Computer Graphic

    1996-01-01

    This artist's rendering depicts the Rockwell International X-33 proposal for technology demonstrator of a Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). NASA considered design submissions from Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, and McDonnell Douglas. NASA selected Lockheed Martin's design on 2 July 1996. NASA's Dryden Flight research Center, Edwards, California, was to have had a key role in the development and flight testing of the X-33. The RLV technology program was a cooperative agreement between NASA and industry. The goal of the RLV technology program was to enable significant reductions in the cost of access to space, and to promote the creation and delivery of new space services and other activities that was to have improved U.S. economic competitiveness. The X-33 design selected for development was a wedged-shaped subscale technology demonstrator prototype of a Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) by Lockheed Martin. Through demonstration flight and ground research, NASA's X-33 program was to have provided the information needed for industry representatives such as Lockheed Martin to decide whether to proceed with the development of a full-scale, commercial RLV program. A full-scale, single-stage-to-orbit RLV was to have dramatically increased reliability and lowered the costs of putting a pound of payload into space, from the current figure of $10,000 to $1,000. Reducing the cost associated with transporting payloads in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) by using a commercial RLV was to have created new opportunities for space access and significantly improve U.S. economic competitiveness in the world-wide launch marketplace. NASA expected to be a customer, not the operator, of the commercial RLV. The Lockheed Martin X-33 design was based on a lifting body shape with two revolutionary 'linear aerospike' rocket engines and a rugged metallic thermal protection system. The vehicle also had lightweight components and fuel tanks built to conform to the vehicle's outer shape

  2. 76 FR 38602 - Information Collection; Foreign Travel Proposal

    2011-07-01

    ... Forest Service Information Collection; Foreign Travel Proposal AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION... revision, of a currently approved information collection, Foreign Travel Proposal. DATES: Comments must be... day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Foreign...

  3. 78 FR 14841 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    2013-03-07

    .... The Director, Office of Administration, publishes that notice containing proposed information.... SUMMARY: The Director, Office of Administration, invites comments on the proposed information collection..., Director, Office of Administration, National Mediation Board. Application for Investigation...

  4. 77 FR 37412 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    2012-06-21

    ... legislation to the overall child support enforcement picture. This information will help policymakers... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity... the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can...

  5. Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Guam National Wildlife Refuge

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This EA considers four alternatives for the proposed National Wildlife Refuge on Guam and three options for including submerged lands in the proposed Refuge. The...

  6. Proposals for amending the Nuclear Liability Act (1968:45)

    The proposal is to amend the Nuclear Liability Act so that the nuclear operator liability has an unlimited liability. An insurance duty covering at least 300 million SDRs (about 3.1 billion SEK) is also proposed

  7. Refuges and wildlife research needs and proposal review process

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This memorandum contains eight research proposals the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge submitted to the Region's research needs and proposal review process....

  8. Managing the Perception of Advanced Technology Risks in Mission Proposals

    Bellisario, Sebastian Nickolai

    2012-01-01

    Through my work in the project proposal office I became interested in how technology advancement efforts affect competitive mission proposals. Technology development allows for new instruments and functionality. However, including technology advancement in a mission proposal often increases perceived risk. Risk mitigation has a major impact on the overall evaluation of the proposal and whether the mission is selected. In order to evaluate the different approaches proposals took I compared the proposals claims of heritage and technology advancement to the sponsor feedback provided in the NASA debriefs. I examined a set of Discovery 2010 Mission proposals to draw patterns in how they were evaluated and come up with a set of recommendations for future mission proposals in how they should approach technology advancement to reduce the perceived risk.

  9. Biofeedback: A Proposed Model for the Treatment of Teacher Anxiety.

    Walton, Joseph M.

    1981-01-01

    The proposed model defines teacher anxiety as a teacher's somatic reactions and psychological state that, in the face of threat recognition, becomes defensive. An individual approach to teacher anxiety using biofeedback techniques, relaxation training, and systematic desensitization is proposed. (RC)

  10. Environmental Assessment : Proposed Kingman Reef National Wildlife Refuge

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Kingman Reef National Wildlife Refuge (EA) describes the proposed Refuge and evaluates the environmental effects of...

  11. 18 CFR 341.13 - Withdrawal of proposed tariff publications.

    2010-04-01

    ... tariff publications. 341.13 Section 341.13 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY... TARIFFS: OIL PIPELINE COMPANIES SUBJECT TO SECTION 6 OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT § 341.13 Withdrawal of proposed tariff publications. (a) Proposed tariff publications. A proposed tariff publication which is...

  12. 7 CFR 3406.19 - Proposal review-research.

    2010-01-01

    ... Review and Evaluation of a Research Proposal § 3406.19 Proposal review—research. The proposal evaluation process includes both internal staff review and merit evaluation by peer review panels comprised of... expert advice in the areas supported. Peer review panels will be selected and structured to...

  13. 7 CFR 3406.14 - Proposal review-teaching.

    2010-01-01

    ... Review and Evaluation of a Teaching Proposal § 3406.14 Proposal review—teaching. The proposal evaluation process includes both internal staff review and merit evaluation by peer review panels comprised of... expert advice in the areas supported. Peer review panels will be selected and structured to...

  14. 77 FR 25226 - Proposed Recommendations on Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    2012-04-27

    ... was published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2012 (77 FR 23794) announcing proposed regulatory... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Proposed Recommendations on Obstructive Sleep Apnea AGENCY... withdrawing its proposed regulatory guidance for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and request for comment...

  15. 50 CFR 86.54 - How must I submit proposals?

    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false How must I submit proposals? 86.54 Section...) PROGRAM How States Apply for Grants § 86.54 How must I submit proposals? (a) You may apply for either Tier One funding or Tier Two funding or both. (b) You may submit more than one project proposal within...

  16. 78 FR 31975 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-05-28

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. John Thomas Byrd, Civil Action No. 4:12..., Eastern Division, on May 6, 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the...

  17. 77 FR 61640 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-10-10

    ... Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Snowden, Civil Action No. 3:12-cv-04107..., 2012. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against Guy...

  18. 76 FR 20009 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2011-04-11

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States Of America v. Bar-1 Ranch, Ltd.; Bar 1 Ranch..., 2011. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against Bar-1...

  19. 78 FR 22900 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-04-17

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. John F. Ashe, Jr., Dianne Ashe, and Wayne... District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on April 10, 2013. This proposed Consent...

  20. 78 FR 5837 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-01-28

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Porter, Civil Action No. 4:09-cv-170-SEB... Division, on January 18, 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United...

  1. 77 FR 1509 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-01-10

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Thomas Staben, et al., Civil Action No... California on December 30, 2011. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United...

  2. 77 FR 60724 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-10-04

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Hertrich et al., Case No. 1:10-cv-03068..., 2012. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against Frederick...

  3. 75 FR 2888 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2010-01-19

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree Pursuant to Section 122(d)(2) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(d)(2), notice is hereby given that on January 8, 2010, a proposed Consent Decree in U.S. v. The City and County... District of Colorado. The proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States...

  4. 77 FR 34066 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-06-08

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States of America v. Dennis Wendt, individually and... California on May 30, 2012. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United...

  5. 77 FR 1726 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-01-11

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed consent decree in United States v. Michael P. Trinski and Michael G. Hogan... Illinois on December 28, 2011. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United...

  6. 75 FR 26275 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree

    2010-05-11

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States of America et al. v. The Boeing Company... District of Washington on May 4, 2010. The proposed Consent Decree settles claims for natural...

  7. 75 FR 29585 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2010-05-26

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Semitropic Water Storage Dist., Civil No... California on May 20, 2010. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United...

  8. 77 FR 44673 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-07-30

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in American Bottom Conservancy v. Jackson, Civil Action No. 3... Illinois on July 23, 2012. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by American...

  9. 78 FR 13707 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-02-28

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Jerrel Dungy and Long Prairie Farm, LLC... Southern District of Illinois on February 21, 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint...

  10. 77 FR 13633 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-03-07

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that on March 2, 2012, a proposed Consent Decree was lodged with the United States District...-12465-EFH. The proposed Consent Decree would resolve the United States' claims against the...

  11. 78 FR 21629 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-04-11

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Russ Huseby, Civil Action No. 09-3737..., 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against Russ...

  12. 78 FR 11681 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-02-19

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Smith Farm Enterprises, L.L.C., Civil... District of Virginia on January 16, 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by...

  13. 76 FR 33784 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2011-06-09

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Candle Development, LLC, Case No. 08-4086..., on June 3, 2011. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States...

  14. 76 FR 44956 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2011-07-27

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree regarding the United States' claims against Gregory D. Bee in... Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, on July 20, 2011. This proposed Consent...

  15. 78 FR 50110 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-08-16

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Riccelli Enterprises, Inc., Civil Action... of New York on August 5, 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the...

  16. 75 FR 51287 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2010-08-19

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Barrett, No. 4:07-CV-128-TSL-LRA, was... proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States of America against Gaston...

  17. 78 FR 78385 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-12-26

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States, et al. v. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Civil... of West Virginia on December 19, 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by...

  18. 78 FR 50111 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-08-16

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Port of Tacoma, et al., No. 11-cv-05253... 5, 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against...

  19. 77 FR 58409 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-09-20

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in Nu-West Mining, Inc. and Nu-West Industries, Inc. v... District of Idaho on September 7, 2012. The proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by...

  20. 76 FR 78314 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2011-12-16

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Wright Brothers Construction Co... for the Northern District of Georgia on December 12, 2011. The proposed Consent Decree concerns...

  1. 76 FR 44358 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2011-07-25

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Northstar Materials, Inc. (d/b/a Knife... States District Court for the District of Minnesota on July 18, 2011. This proposed Consent...

  2. 78 FR 2283 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-01-10

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR Sec. 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. DMH Partners North, LLC, et al... of Minnesota on January 2, 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by...

  3. 76 FR 6826 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2011-02-08

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Rutherford Oil Corporation, et al., No. 3... February 2, 2011. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States...

  4. 76 FR 37153 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2011-06-24

    ... Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Eddie's Service Station, et al., No. 5:10... June 20, 2011. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States...

  5. 78 FR 57415 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2013-09-18

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Stonybrook Land, LLC, Civil Action No. 1... New York on September 10, 2013. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the...

  6. 76 FR 25710 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2011-05-05

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States of America v. Richard D. Kor, Wesley D. Kor... District of South Dakota, Southern Division, on April 28, 2011. This proposed Consent Decree concerns...

  7. 76 FR 63954 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree

    2011-10-14

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree regarding the United States' claims against Defendants in... District Court for the Western District of Washington on October 6, 2011. This proposed Consent...

  8. 75 FR 68620 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2010-11-08

    ... of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Century Homebuilders, LLC, No. 1:09-CV.... The proposed Consent Decree concerns a First Amended Complaint filed by the United States of...

  9. 77 FR 2760 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-01-19

    ... Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed consent decree in United States v. Triad Mining, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:12... January 11, 2012. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against...

  10. 18 CFR 33.5 - Proposed accounting entries.

    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Proposed accounting... § 33.5 Proposed accounting entries. If the applicant is required to maintain its books of account in... present proposed accounting entries showing the effect of the transaction with sufficient detail...

  11. 78 FR 9031 - Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites

    2013-02-07

    ... T Bass, Forest supervisor. BILLING CODE 3410-11-M ... Forest Service Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites AGENCY: Bighorn National Forest, Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites. SUMMARY: The Bighorn National Forest is proposing to charge...

  12. 40 CFR 1506.8 - Proposals for legislation.

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Proposals for legislation. 1506.8 Section 1506.8 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF NEPA § 1506.8 Proposals for legislation. (a) The NEPA process for proposals for legislation (§...

  13. 10 CFR 51.88 - Proposals for legislation.

    2010-01-01

    ...) Legislative Environmental Impact Statements-Proposals for Legislation § 51.88 Proposals for legislation. The Commission will, as a matter of policy, follow the provisions of 40 CFR 1506.8 regarding the NEPA process for... 10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Proposals for legislation. 51.88 Section 51.88...

  14. Impact of Declining Proposal Success Rates on Scientific Productivity

    Cushman, Priscilla; Kouveliotou, Chryssa; Lowenthal, James; Peterson, Bradley; Stassun, Keivan G; von Hippel, Ted

    2015-01-01

    Over the last decade proposal success rates in the fundamental sciences have dropped significantly. Astronomy and related fields funded by NASA and NSF are no exception. Data across agencies show that this is not principally the result of a decline in proposal merit (the proportion of proposals receiving high rankings is largely unchanged), nor of a shift in proposer demographics (seniority, gender, and institutional affiliation have all remained unchanged), nor of an increase (beyond inflation) in the average requested funding per proposal, nor of an increase in the number of proposals per investigator in any one year. Rather, the statistics are consistent with a scenario in which agency budgets for competed research are flat or decreasing in inflation-adjusted dollars, the overall population of investigators has grown, and a larger proportion of these investigators are resubmitting meritorious but unfunded proposals. This White Paper presents statistics which support this conclusion, as well as recent resea...

  15. Proposals for chemical weapons during the American Civil War.

    Hasegawa, Guy R

    2008-05-01

    Proposals for chemical weapons that arose during the American Civil War are described. Most incendiary and all biological agents are excluded. The described proposals appeared primarily in periodicals or letters to government officials on both sides. The weapons were usually meant to temporarily disable enemy combatants, but some might have been lethal, and Civil War caregivers were ill-prepared to deal with the weapons' effects. Evidently, none of the proposed weapons were used. In only one instance was use against civilians mentioned. Among the agents most commonly proposed were cayenne pepper or other plant-based irritants such as black pepper, snuff, mustard, and veratria. Other suggested agents included chloroform, chlorine, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic compounds, sulfur, and acids. Proponents usually suggested that the chemicals be included in explosive artillery projectiles. Less commonly proposed vehicles of delivery included fire engines, kites, and manned balloons. Some of the proposed weapons have modern counterparts. PMID:18543573

  16. Parliament tears up 'feeble' auto-oil proposals

    Recent discussions in the European Parliament concerning the ''auto-oil'' proposals, i.e. the effects of automotive fuel specifications on the environment, are described in this paper. Legislative changes or amendments proposed by various national, or other interest groups are also noted. In particular, the sulphur content of diesel fuels is a matter of widespread concern because of its use for city taxis and buses. Further fuel proposals in the ''auto-oil'' style are expected in the near future. (UK)

  17. The Bush administration climate proposal: rhetoric and reality

    Blanchard, O.

    2003-03-01

    This paper examines the Bush administration proposal and subsequent actions in terms of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It has four sections. Section one describes the main features of the Bush Administration climate proposal. Section 2 identifies the main underlying factors that shape this proposal. Section 3 rebuts the Administration critique in deciding to reject the Kyoto protocol. Section 4 explores the prospects of the US climate mitigation actions over the next few years. (A.L.B.)

  18. 76 FR 17655 - Proposed Information Collection Activity: Comment Request

    2011-03-30

    ... teen pregnancy prevention. The proposed activity involves the collection of information through... technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of...

  19. Proposal optimization in nuclear accident emergency decision based on IAHP

    On the basis of establishing the multi-layer structure of nuclear accident emergency decision, several decision objectives are synthetically analyzed, and an optimization model of decision proposals for nuclear accident emergency based on interval analytic hierarchy process is proposed in the paper. The model makes comparisons among several emergency decision proposals quantified, and the optimum proposal is selected out, which solved the uncertain and fuzzy decision problem of judgments by experts' experiences in nuclear accidents emergency decision. Case study shows that the optimization result is much more reasonable, objective and reliable than subjective judgments, and it could be decision references for nuclear accident emergency. (authors)

  20. Application of a proposed overcurrent relay in radial distribution networks

    Conde, A.; Vazquez, E. [Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica, A.P. 36-F, CU, CP 66450, San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon (Mexico)

    2011-02-15

    This paper contains the application criteria and coordination process for a proposed overcurrent relay in a radial power system with feed from one or multiple sources. This relay uses independent functions to detect faults and to calculate the operation time. Also this relay uses a time element function that allows it to reduce the time relay operation, enhancing the backup protection. Some of the proposed approaches improve the sensitivity of the relay. The selection of the best approach in the proposed relay is defined by the needs of the application. The proposed protection can be considered as an additional function protection to conventional overcurrent relays. (author)

  1. 7 CFR 3403.6 - Content of proposals.

    2010-01-01

    ..., AND EXTENSION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM...) Proposals must cover only scientific/technological research activities. A small business concern must...

  2. A proposal test of the space-time metricity.

    Grassi, A. M.; Strini, G.

    Among the standard hypothesis about gravitational theories, there is the "metricity" hypothesis for the space-time metric. Hehl, McCrea, Ne'eman and others have proposed a non-metricity. With the help of simple additional hypothesis, based on a previous experiment by Harris et al., the authors propose a metricity test by means of spectroscopic tests on meteorites.

  3. Equal Opportunity for Children (A Proposal for Licensed Parenthood).

    Rogers, Cosby S.; Hicks, Mary W.

    A theoretical proposal for a government-sponsored system of licensed parenthood is suggested, based on the premise that overpopulation, child abuse, and emotional, intellectual, and physical handicaps in children could be controlled through legislation. The three-part legislative proposal for licensed parenthood outlined would include: (1)…

  4. 77 FR 20820 - Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    2012-04-06

    ... (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information... for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB... motivation for responding to the request for proposal, challenges faced in implementing the project,...

  5. 24 CFR 941.304 - Full proposal content.

    2010-04-01

    ... addressing the minority enrollment and capacity of the school system to absorb the number of school-aged... (Continued) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT Application and Proposal § 941.304 Full proposal content. Each...

  6. HOT WATER COMFORT TEST PROCEDURE FOR SOLAR COMBISYSTEMS: PROPOSAL

    Furbo, Simon

    1999-01-01

    A proposal for a test procedure for hot water comfort for solar heating systems for combined space heating and domestic hot water supply was worked out.......A proposal for a test procedure for hot water comfort for solar heating systems for combined space heating and domestic hot water supply was worked out....

  7. Theoretical Proposals of Quantum Phase-slip Devices

    Hriscu, A.M.

    2012-01-01

    This thesis describes a series of theoretical proposals of novel circuits that embed ultrathin superconducting nanowires with coherent quantum phase-slips (QPS). The motivation for our proposals is twofold: firstly, to facilitate unambiguous experimental verification of coherent phase-slips. Secondl

  8. 7 CFR 3406.18 - Content of a research proposal.

    2010-01-01

    ... the following: (1) Recombinant DNA research. All key personnel identified in the proposal and all... the National Institutes of Health entitled “Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules,” as revised. All applicants proposing to use recombinant DNA techniques must so indicate...

  9. 75 FR 2511 - Manual for Courts-Martial; Proposed Amendments

    2010-01-15

    ... addition of a paragraph addressing child pornography under Article 134 in Part IV of the MCM. The JSC is... regarding the proposed changes follow: a. Recommended that the proposed `Child pornography' addition to...) Paragraph 68b. is added as follows: ``68b. Article 134--(Child pornography) a. Text. See paragraph 60....

  10. Object Proposal Generation Using Two-Stage Cascade SVMs.

    Zhang, Ziming; Torr, Philip H S

    2016-01-01

    Object proposal algorithms have shown great promise as a first step for object recognition and detection. Good object proposal generation algorithms require high object detection recall rate as well as low computational cost, because generating object proposals is usually utilized as a preprocessing step. The problem of how to accelerate the object proposal generation and evaluation process without decreasing recall is thus of great interest. In this paper, we propose a new object proposal generation method using two-stage cascade support vector machines (SVMs), where in the first stage linear filters are learned for predefined quantized scales/aspect-ratios independently, and in the second stage a global linear classifier is learned across all the quantized scales/aspect-ratios for calibration, so that all the windows from the first stage can be compared properly. The windows with highest scores from the second stage are kept as inputs to our new efficient proposal calibration algorithm to improve their localization quality significantly, resulting in our final object proposals. We explain our scale/aspect-ratio quantization scheme, and investigate the effects of combinations of l1 and l2 regularizers in cascade SVMs with/without ranking constraints in learning. Comprehensive experiments on VOC2007 dataset are conducted, and our method is comparable with the current state-of-the-art methods with much better computational efficiency. PMID:26656580

  11. 75 FR 11864 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    2010-03-12

    ... proposed renewal of its Senior Corps Project Progress Report (PPR)--OMB Control Number 3045-0033, with an expiration date of August 31, 2010. In conjunction with the PPR renewal, the Corporation proposes to modify the PPR reporting frequency of narratives and work plans from semi- annual submission to...

  12. 7 CFR 3406.20 - Evaluation criteria for research proposals.

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Evaluation criteria for research proposals. 3406.20... GRANTS PROGRAM Review and Evaluation of a Research Proposal § 3406.20 Evaluation criteria for research... annual solicitation published in the Federal Register, the peer review panel will consider the...

  13. Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Proposals for Consultation.

    Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.

    This document sets out for consultation proposals for a revised method for quality assurance of teaching and learning in higher education. The proposals cover: (1) the objectives and principles of quality assurance; (2) an approach to quality assurance based on external audit principles; (3) the collection and publication of information; (4)…

  14. A Matrix of Audience Responses for the Internal Proposal.

    Herrstrom, David Sten

    1983-01-01

    Discusses the characteristics of a proposal generated from within a company--its focus on content, narrow arguments, and audience consideration. Describes four possible responses to internal proposals, constructing them on a grid, and offers strategies to meet the most difficult response. (HTH)

  15. Proposal Writing--A Neglected Area of Instruction.

    Rainey, Bill G.

    1974-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to obtain information on the attitudes held by corporate executives and college professors toward the importance of proposal writing ability. Based on a survey of executives and professors, an inspection of the literature on proposal writing, and informal conversations with business executives and former students, it…

  16. Promoting Innovation in the Workplace: The Internal Proposal.

    Reave, Laura

    2002-01-01

    Considers how little training is provided for writing "the internal proposal." Notes that the internal proposal provides an opportunity for students to develop the competence and confidence to express their ideas in the workplace, encouraging them to demonstrate awareness and initiative, utilize problem-solving skills, and create a persuasive…

  17. 78 FR 14271 - Manual for Courts-Martial; Proposed Amendments

    2013-03-05

    ..., 2012 (77 FR 64854-64887), the JSC published a Notice of Proposed Amendments concerning the rules of procedure and evidence and the punitive articles applicable in trials by courts-martial and a Notice of... evidence and the punitive articles applicable in trials by courts-martial. These proposed changes have...

  18. 22 CFR 513.313 - Opportunity to contest proposed debarment.

    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Opportunity to contest proposed debarment. 513.313 Section 513.313 Foreign Relations BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS GOVERNMENT DEBARMENT AND....313 Opportunity to contest proposed debarment. (a) Submission in opposition. Within 30 days...

  19. Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good Grant Proposals

    Porter, Robert

    2007-01-01

    When they are new to the grant game, even scholars with fine publishing records can struggle with proposal writing. Many are surprised to find that the writing style that made them successful as academics is not well suited to crafting a winning proposal. To succeed at grant writing, most researchers need to learn a new set of writing skills. This…

  20. 32 CFR 206.5 - Final proposal process.

    2010-07-01

    ... be evaluated in two basic categories: (1) Proposals that address study abroad infrastructure and (2... foreign cultural competency? In the case of study abroad programs, how will the success and impact of study abroad experiences be assessed. Proposals should not defer the consideration of these issues to...

  1. 76 FR 11206 - Proposed Collection; Patent Examiner Employment Application

    2011-03-01

    ... Patent and Trademark Office Proposed Collection; Patent Examiner Employment Application ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its... Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450....

  2. 76 FR 70146 - Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

    2011-11-10

    ... company that only prepares financial statements using statutory accounting principles. The definition of... proposed FR 2320 would contribute to the analyses of the overall financial condition of exempt SLHCs to... to submit all items of the proposed FR 2320 report, both financial and non-financial,...

  3. Proposed Texas Children's Budget for 2012-2013. Policy Point

    Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2011

    2011-01-01

    For the 2012-2013 biennium, legislative proposals would cut the state budget overall by more than 15 percent compared to 2010-11, and are at least 30 percent below the General Revenue levels needed to main critical services such as education, health and human services, and public safety. This brief analysis focuses on House Bill 1's proposed 12…

  4. Proposed State Budget Lacks Needed Focus on Kids

    Children Now, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The Administration's January proposal for the 2014-15 state budget projects a surplus, due to painful budget cutting in recent years combined with the economic recovery and voter approval of new revenues. While the proposal invests some of the additional revenue in children, it falls well short of what is needed. California's kids have borne a…

  5. 76 FR 76697 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    2011-12-08

    ... how volunteers age 55 improve the lives of the older Americans they serve. The information may be... COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National and... comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the...

  6. 78 FR 67342 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    2013-11-12

    ... comparison group that is a representative sample of Americans age 50 and older. Copies of the information... COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National and... proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act...

  7. 77 FR 63339 - Amended Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2012-10-16

    ... Amended Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree This Notice amends and replaces the original notice published on October 10, 2012, 77 FR 61640. In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Snowden, Civil Action No....

  8. 76 FR 12757 - Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

    2011-03-08

    ... Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. John R. Cumbie, Civil No. 2:08-CV-01825... Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against Defendant John R. Cumbie,...

  9. PROPOSED TOBACCO QUOTA BUYOUT LEGISLATION: EFFECTS ON TENNESSEE TOBACCO FARMS

    Tiller, Kelly; Brown, Jennifer

    2003-01-01

    Interest in a tobacco quota buyout is at an all time high with several tobacco quota buyout and transition bills before Congress. This paper reviews major elements of buyout proposals and estimates the economic impacts of proposed buyout legislation on four representative Tennessee tobacco farms.

  10. 75 FR 48706 - Proposed Vaccine Information Materials for Rotavirus Vaccine

    2010-08-11

    ... these materials is included in a December 17, 1999 Federal Register notice (64 FR 70914). Proposed... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Proposed Vaccine Information Materials for Rotavirus Vaccine AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and...

  11. 7 CFR 3405.11 - Content of a proposal.

    2010-01-01

    ... other continuing non-Federal support? (iii) Innovation. Describe the degree to which the proposal... pending support. Each applicant must complete Form CSREES-663, “Current and Pending Support,” identifying... projects. This information should also be provided for any pending proposals which are currently...

  12. 76 FR 56408 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    2011-09-13

    ... literacy. This information will be used at the Department to conduct final review to ensure schools meet... Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Comment... opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department...

  13. 18 CFR 385.913 - Proposed order (Rule 913).

    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Proposed order (Rule 913). 385.913 Section 385.913 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY... filings under Rule 912 (a) and (b), (proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law, and comments)...

  14. 15 CFR 290.6 - Proposal evaluation and selection criteria.

    2010-01-01

    ...? (i) Market analysis. Demonstrated understanding of the service region's manufacturing base, including... categories. (1) Identification of target firms in proposed region. Does the proposal define an appropriate service region with a large enough population of target firms of small- and medium-sized...

  15. 78 FR 25309 - Proposal Review Panel Physics; Notice of Meeting

    2013-04-30

    ... Proposal Review Panel Physics; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub... Closed. Contact Person: Jean Cottam-Allen, Program Director for Physics Frontier Center; National Science... the progress of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells, and a proposed in for supplemental...

  16. 42 CFR 67.103 - Peer review of contract proposals.

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Peer review of contract proposals. 67.103 Section..., INTERNSHIPS, TRAINING AGENCY FOR HEALTH CARE POLICY AND RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS Peer Review of Contracts... Administrator for review to a peer review group, as required in section 922(a) of the PHS Act. Proposals will...

  17. Advanced Stellar Compass - Proposal for the SMART-1 Project

    Jørgensen, John Leif; Betto, Maurizio; Kilsgaard, Søren;

    1998-01-01

    This proposal is the DTU response to the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) request for proposal (r.f.p.) for the SMART-1 star tracker.SMART-1 is a small ESA scientific and technological satellite planned to be launched in late 2001.The Advanced Stellar Compass (ASC) is a highly advanced and...

  18. 15 CFR 930.35 - Negative determinations for proposed activities.

    2010-01-01

    ... periodically assess whether the general negative determination is still applicable. (e) In the event of a... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Negative determinations for proposed... Federal Agency Activities § 930.35 Negative determinations for proposed activities. (a) If a...

  19. Curriculum Online Review System: Proposing Curriculum with Collaboration

    Rhinehart, Marilyn; Barlow, Rhonda; Shafer, Stu; Hassur, Debby

    2009-01-01

    The Curriculum Online Review System (CORS) at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) uses SharePoint as a Web platform for the JCCC Curriculum Proposals Process. The CORS application manages proposals throughout the approval process using collaboration tools and workflows to notify all stakeholders. This innovative new program has changed the way…

  20. Proprietary Manned Space Flight Proposals, 1973 to 2013, plus

    Fisher, Philip

    2016-03-01

    In 1973 a concept for a manned space flight experiment was submitted to NASA as an unsolicited proprietary proposal,*. In 1998*, 2004*, and 2013* proposals successively more details were provided. An abbreviation of the 1998 proposal was published. By 2013 the five technical variables of 1998 had increased to over ten. Some technical and management details of the proposals will be presented and updated. The first flight of two could use some hardware now being developed. The experiment seems superior to any mission publicly advocated by NASA, so this talk's purpose is to encourage NASA to delay landing humans on Mars until the first spacecraft can be developed and activated. *Complete proposals are in the Philip C. Fisher papers, Niels Bohr Library and Archives, American Institute of Physics (available one year after author's death). Work after 1982 supported by successive forms of Ruffner Associates.

  1. 100-N pilot project: Proposed consolidated groundwater monitoring program

    This report presents a proposed consolidated groundwater monitoring program for the 100-N Pilot Project. This program is the result of a cooperative effort between the Hanford Site contractors who monitor the groundwater beneath the 100-N Area. The consolidation of the groundwater monitoring programs is being proposed to minimize the cost, time, and effort necessary for groundwater monitoring in the 100-N Area, and to coordinate regulatory compliance activities. The integrity of the subprograms requirements remained intact during the consolidation effort. The purpose of this report is to present the proposed consolidated groundwater monitoring program and to summarize the process by which it was determined

  2. A Proposed Code Of Ethics For Infrared Thermographic Professionals

    Roberts, Charles C.

    1987-05-01

    The American Heritage Dictionary defines ethics as "The general study of morals and of specific moral choices to be made by the individual in his relationship with others". A code of ethics defines these moral relationships to encourage integrity throughout a profession. A defined code of ethics often yields credibility to an organization or association of professionals. This paper outlines a proposed code of ethics for practitioners in the infrared thermographic field. The proposed code covers relationships with the public, clients, other professionals and employers. The proposed code covers credentials, capabilities, thermograms, compensation and safety.

  3. Ethical, logical and scientific problems with the new ICRP proposals

    Last year the ICRP proposed a new system of radiation protection designed to be simpler, more oriented toward individual protection and reflective of important ethical standards. This article argues that the proposal violates important norms of scientific simplicity, is in fact less protective of individuals than the current system and makes a number of ethical errors. After outlining 12 ethical errors, five logical errors and two scientific problems with the new ICRP proposal, the present authors suggest possible ways to remedy these deficiencies. (author)

  4. Partial reanimation of experimental complex ANI at Mt. Aragats (proposal)

    Shaulov, S.B., E-mail: shaul@sci.lebedev.r [P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute, FIAN, Leninsky prospect 53, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Martirosov, R.M.; Mamidjanian, E.A. [Yerevan Physics Institute, Yerevan (Armenia); Jones, L.W. [University of Michigan, Michigan (United States); Saavedra, O. [Torino University, Torino (Italy); Tamada, M. [Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka (Japan)

    2009-12-15

    The proposal is presented for reanimation of the half-built experimental complex ANI at Mt. Aragats (Armenia, 3200 m a.s.l.). It is proposed as a first stage to complete the functioning GAMMA installation by big X-ray emulsion chamber for detailed study of extensive air shower cores at energies 1-100 PeV. Preliminary data obtained in this field by the Tien-Shan HADRON installation are presented. This proposal is an EFT and requests creation of an international cooperation.

  5. Continuous-emission monitoring: Proposed acid-rain rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed four rules containing the core acid rain requirements: the Permits Rule (40 CFR Part 72), the Allowances Rule (40 CFR Part 73), the Continuous Emission Monitoring Rule (40 CFR Part 75), and the Excess Emissions Rule (40 CRF Part 77). EPA will also propose additional rules at a future date. These rules will include requirements for facilities that elect to opt into the Acid Rain Program (40 CFR Part 74) and for the nitrogen oxide (NOx) control program (40 CFR Part 76). This fact sheet summarizes the key components of the proposed Continuous Emission Monitoring Rule (40 CFR Part 75)

  6. Proposal of Tabu Search Algorithm Based on Cuckoo Search

    Ahmed T. Sadiq Al-Obaidi

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new version of Tabu Search (TS based on Cuckoo Search (CS called (Tabu-Cuckoo Search TCS to reduce the effect of the TS problems. The proposed algorithm provides a more diversity to candidate solutions of TS. Two case studies have been solved using the proposed algorithm, 4-Color Map and Traveling Salesman Problem. The proposed algorithm gives a good result compare with the original, the iteration numbers are less and the local minimum or non-optimal solutions are less.

  7. Proposal of Tabu Search Algorithm Based on Cuckoo Search

    Ahmed T.Sadiq Al-Obaidi; Ahmed Badre Al-Deen Majeed

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a new version of Tabu Search (TS) based on Cuckoo Search (CS) called (Tabu-Cuckoo Search TCS) to reduce the effect of the TS problems. The proposed algorithm provides a more diversity to candidate solutions of TS. Two case studies have been solved using the proposed algorithm, 4-Color Map and Traveling Salesman Problem. The proposed algorithm gives a good result compare with the original, the iteration numbers are less and the local minimum or non-optimal solutions are less.

  8. 78 FR 66423 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project

    2013-11-05

    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the...-94 (TD 8690), Deductibility, Substantiation, and Disclosure of Certain Charitable Contributions...

  9. 75 FR 63542 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project

    2010-10-15

    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the...-94 (TD 8690), Deductibility, Substantiation, and Disclosure of Certain Charitable Contributions...

  10. 78 FR 19578 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    2013-04-01

    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the...(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning, Disclosure Requirements...

  11. Toward inflation models compatible with the no-boundary proposal

    In this paper, we investigate various inflation models in the context of the no-boundary proposal. We propose that a good inflation model should satisfy three conditions: observational constraints, plausible initial conditions, and naturalness of the model. For various inflation models, we assign the probability to each initial condition using the no-boundary proposal and define a quantitative standard, typicality, to check whether the model satisfies the observational constraints with probable initial conditions. There are three possible ways to satisfy the typicality criterion: there was pre-inflation near the high energy scale, the potential is finely tuned or the inflationary field space is unbounded, or there are sufficient number of fields that contribute to inflation. The no-boundary proposal rejects some of naive inflation models, explains some of traditional doubts on inflation, and possibly, can have observational consequences

  12. 78 FR 70398 - Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

    2013-11-25

    ... specific safety conditions. Second, it will engender an organizational culture and climate that supports... Federal Railroad Administration Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request...

  13. 78 FR 3407 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    2013-01-16

    ... COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as... Assistance (TTA) investments. At present, assessment of TTA consists of analysis of client...

  14. Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse Critical Habitat Streams Proposed 2009

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This data corresponds tp a proposed revision to the amount of critical habitat designated for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse in Colorado where it is listed as a...

  15. Some Problems of Statistical Analysis in Experiment Proposals

    S.I.Bityukov; N.V.Krasnikov

    2001-01-01

    Several criteria used by physicist to quantify the ratio of signal to background are compared .The approach for taking into account the uncertainty in estimations of signal and background is proposed.

  16. 77 FR 70165 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    2012-11-23

    ... through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration... forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection...

  17. 77 FR 14353 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    2012-03-09

    ..., mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g... public record. Dated: March 5, 2012. Nathan Dietz, Strategy Office, Research and Policy Development... COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National...

  18. 77 FR 19263 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    2012-03-30

    ..., electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology..., Associate Director of Research and Evaluation, Office of Strategy and Special Initiatives. BILLING CODE 6050... COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National...

  19. 76 FR 50225 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    2011-08-12

    ... forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted..., Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection...

  20. 78 FR 16509 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    2013-03-15

    ... of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be... to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection...

  1. 77 FR 15737 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    2012-03-16

    ... techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses..., Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military... COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National...

  2. 76 FR 63288 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    2011-10-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Comment... technology. Dated: October 5, 2011. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance...

  3. 76 FR 35418 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    2011-06-17

    ... techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses... various media sources. When combined with demographic characteristics (age, sex, race, education... COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National...

  4. 76 FR 31312 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    2011-05-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Comment... burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology....

  5. 76 FR 76392 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    2011-12-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Comment... burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology....

  6. FASB Proposes Improved Disclosures for Derivatives and Hedging Activities

    2007-01-01

    @@ The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today issued a proposal that would provide investors and others with better information about the effects of derivative and hedging activities on a company's financial statements.

  7. 77 FR 39709 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    2012-07-05

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity... response to legislation enacted by Congress to address the particular needs of persons with mental illness... form allows authorized staff to gather necessary information to determine eligibility and to...

  8. 77 FR 28393 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    2012-05-14

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity... service organizations to provide adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis...)(2)(A) of the IAATP legislation requires grantees to develop and deliver trainings that...

  9. 78 FR 53770 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    2013-08-30

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity... response to legislation enacted by Congress to address the particular needs of persons with mental illness... form allows authorized staff to gather necessary information to determine eligibility and...

  10. McGrath headquarters inventory, proposed Innoko Wildlife Refuge

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — McGrath has several advantages as a possible headquarters site for the proposed Innoko Wildlife Refuge. It has a large modern runway, good communications, river...

  11. 2015 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) Boundary Data Change Proposals

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The documents associated with this record pertain to the LCC proposed boundary changes from 2012 to 2014. In 2015, the changes in this record have been incorporated...

  12. 76 FR 22680 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    2011-04-22

    ... COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter... sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service National Civilian Community Corps;...

  13. 76 FR 66043 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    2011-10-25

    ... COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (the...: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of External...

  14. 77 FR 62592 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request

    2012-10-15

    ... agricultural trade or business and subsequent covered earnings for Social Security entitlement purposes using... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request The Social Security Administration...

  15. 76 FR 72765 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure

    2011-11-25

    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the... B. Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC...

  16. Comments on proposed legislation to restructure DOE's uranium enrichment program

    This paper reports that GAO testified on legislative proposals that address the future of DOE's uranium enrichment program, established to promote national energy security goals while recovering the government's costs. Each of the three bills and a proposal by Representative Sharp would help establish clear objectives for the enrichment program and allow the new corporation to operate more efficiently than does DOE's current program. The proposals would also help resolve several long-term issues that challenge the programs' future, including the need to pay billions of dollars for environmental cleanup and decommissioning at the same time that competition is expected to increase. In addition, GAO believes that all the proposals would be strengthened by including a $3 billion cost recovery goal, rather than forgiving all past recovered costs or relying on unspecified dividends, uncertain stock sales, or undefined rent or royalty payments that may not materialize

  17. A Proposal for a Flexible Trend Specification in DSGE Models

    Slanicay Martin

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I propose a flexible trend specification for estimating DSGE models on log differences. I demonstrate this flexible trend specification on a New Keynesian DSGE model of two economies, which I consequently estimate on data from the Czech economy and the euro area, using Bayesian techniques. The advantage of the trend specification proposed is that the trend component and the cyclical component are modelled jointly in a single model. The proposed trend specification is flexible in the sense that smoothness of the trend can be easily modified by different calibration of some of the trend parameters. The results suggest that this method is capable of finding a very reasonable trend in the data. Moreover, comparison of forecast performance reveals that the proposed specification offers more reliable forecasts than the original variant of the model.

  18. 76 FR 8848 - Proposed Information Collection (Financial Statement); Comment Request

    2011-02-15

    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Financial Statement); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration... Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or...

  19. 78 FR 69175 - Proposed Information Collection (Financial Statement); Comment Request

    2013-11-18

    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Financial Statement); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration... Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or...

  20. Proposal of New PRORISK Model for GSD Projects

    M. Rizwan Jameel Qureshi

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The level of complexity and risks associated with software are increasing exponentially because of competing environment especially in geographically distributed projects. Global software development (GSD face challenges like distance, communication and coordination challenges. The coordination and communication challenges are the main causes of failure in GSD. Project Oriented Risk Management (PRORISK is one of the models to address the importance of risk management and project management processes in standard software projects. However, existing model is not proposed to handle GSD associated risks. This warrants the proposal of new PRORISK model to manage the risks of GSD. Survey is used as a research design to validate the proposed solution. We anticipate that the proposed solution will help the software companies to cater the risks associated with GSD.

  1. 77 FR 19417 - Proposed Guidance on Leveraged Lending

    2012-03-30

    ... documenting enterprise value, risk management expectations for credits awaiting distribution, stress testing expectations and portfolio management, and risk management expectations. This proposed guidance would apply to... testing into their risk management of both leveraged portfolios and distribution pipelines, as...

  2. 78 FR 68089 - Proposed Information Collection; Visibility Valuation Survey

    2013-11-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR National Park Service Proposed Information Collection; Visibility Valuation Survey AGENCY: National Park.... II. Data OMB Number: 1024-0255. Title: Visibility Valuation Survey. Type of Request: Reinstatement...

  3. Proposed Assateague Wilderness Character Monitoring Back-end Database

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Back-end data file for the Propose Assateague Wilderness Character Monitoring Application. User interface and lookup databases are required for use.The Wilderness...

  4. 76 FR 79665 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    2011-12-22

    ... Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Comment... information technology. Dated: December 19, 2011. Darrin King, Director, Information Collection Clearance... the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the...

  5. 77 FR 38775 - Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions

    2012-06-29

    ... they are providing additional information. End of Certification The following products and services are..., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC). Rivanna Station Complex, 2055... the products proposed for deletion from the Procurement List. End of Certification The...

  6. Proposed New Test of Equivalence Principle from Rotating Bodies

    ZHANG Yuan-Zhong; LUO Jun; NIE Yu-Xin

    2000-01-01

    We study a new kind of equivalence principle for rotating bodies and propose a test of the equivalence principle by comparing free-fall gravitational accelerations of two gyroscopes or a rotating and a non-rotating extended bodies.

  7. 76 FR 21714 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    2011-04-18

    ... Management. Office of Postsecondary Education Type of Review: Extension. Title of Collection: Talent Search... Management and Privacy Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information... Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Information Management and Privacy Services, Office...

  8. Prescribed Fire Proposal Fiscal Year 1994: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This Prescribed Burning Proposal for Trempealeau NWR summarizes the physical features, vegetative cover type, primary resource objectives, site preparation, safety...

  9. Physics at the proposed National Underground Science Facility

    The scientific, technical, and financial reasons for building a National Underground Science Facility are discussed. After reviewing examples of other underground facilities, we focus on the Los Alamos proposal and the national for its choice of site

  10. 75 FR 1756 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    2010-01-13

    ... Education Sciences Type of Review: New. Title: IES Research Training Program Surveys: Predoctoral Survey... Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Acting... the use of information technology. Dated: January 8, 2010. James Hyler, Acting Director,...

  11. 76 FR 57722 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    2011-09-16

    ... Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Comment... technology. Dated: September 13, 2011. Darrin King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division... providing research-based information to aid state and local efforts to plan and implement...

  12. Proposal for multi-agency facility : High Desert Interagency Partnership

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is a proposal to construct a multi-agency facility to house the High Desert Interagency Partnership. The facility would be on federally owned land in Hines,...

  13. 76 FR 12742 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    2011-03-08

    ... State Domestic Violence Coalitions for family violence prevention and intervention activities. The...; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Family Violence Prevention and Services: Grants to State; Native American Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages, and State Domestic Violence Coalitions. OMB No.:...

  14. Proposal of Wireless Traffic Control Schemes for Wireless LANs

    Hiraguri, Takefumi; Ichikawa, Takeo; Iizuka, Masataka; Kubota, Shuji

    This paper proposes two traffic control schemes to support the communication quality of multimedia streaming services such as VoIP and audio/video over IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN systems. The main features of the proposed scheme are bandwidth control for each flow of the multimedia streaming service and load balancing between access points (APs) of the wireless LAN by using information of data link, network and transport layers. The proposed schemes are implemented on a Linux machine which is called the wireless traffic controller (WTC). The WTC connects a high capacity backbone network and an access network to which the APs are attached. We evaluated the performance of the proposed WTC and confirmed that the communication quality of the multimedia streaming would be greatly improved by using this technique.

  15. 75 FR 4039 - Proposed Posting, Posting, and Deposting of Stockyards

    2010-01-26

    ... the Federal Register (74 FR 17945-17947) of our proposal to post these 20 stockyards. Since we... location CA-193 Westside Auction Yard, Newman, California. AZ-117 Robertson Horse Sales, Benson,...

  16. Annual Trapping Proposal: 1999: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This proposal covers the 19992000 fallwinter trapping season on Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge generally adopts all Wisconsin furbearer trapping...

  17. Annual Trapping Proposal 1992: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This proposal covers the 19921993 fallwinter trapping season on Trempealeau NWR. The refuge generally adopts all Wisconsin furbearer trapping regulations and...

  18. 76 FR 21428 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    2011-04-15

    ... manufacturers excise taxes on sporting goods and firearms and other administrative provisions of special... INFORMATION: Title: Manufacturers Excise Taxes on Sporting Goods and Firearms and Other Administrative... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY:...

  19. 76 FR 21427 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    2011-04-15

    ... related to manufacturers excise taxes on sporting goods and firearms and other administrative provisions... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Manufacturers Excise Taxes on Sporting Goods and Firearms and Other... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY:...

  20. A proposed ecosystem services classification system to support green accounting

    There are a multitude of actual or envisioned, complete or incomplete, ecosystem service classification systems being proposed to support Green Accounting. Green Accounting is generally thought to be the formal accounting attempt to factor environmental production into National ...