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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. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. "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…

  15. 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...

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  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. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  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. 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

  19. 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....

  20. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  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. 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

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  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. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  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. 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,...

  1. 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...

  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. 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...

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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)

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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....

  1. 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....

  2. 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...

  3. 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....

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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....

  7. 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....

  8. 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....

  9. 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....

  10. 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....

  11. 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....

  12. 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....

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  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. 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…

  2. 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)

  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. 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

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. 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.,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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....

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  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. 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

  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. 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...

  5. 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

  6. 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...

  7. 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....

  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. 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....

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  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. 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

  17. 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)

  18. 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)

  19. 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.

  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. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  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. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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)

  20. 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)

  1. 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:...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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....

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  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 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...