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  1. 40 CFR 721.10043 - Dineopentyl-4-substituted phthalate (generic).

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Dineopentyl-4-substituted phthalate... Specific Chemical Substances § 721.10043 Dineopentyl-4-substituted phthalate (generic). (a) Chemical... as dineopentyl-4-substituted phthalate (PMN P-02-697) is subject to reporting under this section...

  2. The synthesis of some unsaturated 4-substituted-g-lactones

    SUREN HUSINEC

    2000-02-01

    Full Text Available The synthesis of conjugated and nonconjugated unsaturated 4-substituted lactones of type 1 and 2 are described. The type 1 lactone was prepared by a two step procedure employing Bredereck's reagent. The type 2 lactone was synthesised by combining the Claisen-Ireland rearrangement and selenolactonisation.

  3. Dihydroxylation of 4-substituted 1,2-dioxines

    Robinson, Tony V; Pedersen, Daniel Sejer; Taylor, Dennis K;

    2009-01-01

    The synthesis of 2-C-branched erythritol derivatives, including the plant sugar (+/-)-2-C-methylerythritol 2, was achieved through a dihydroxylation/reduction sequence on a series of 4-substituted 1,2-dioxines 3. The asymmetric dihydroxylation of 1,2-dioxines was examined, providing access to...... optically enriched dihydroxy 1,2-dioxanes 4. The synthesized 1,2-dioxanes were converted to other erythro sugar analogues and tetrahydrofurans through controlled cleavage of the endoperoxide linkage....

  4. Reactivity and Regioselectivity in the Heck Reaction - A Hammett Study of 4-Substituted Styrenes

    Fristrup, Peter; Le Quement, Sebastian; Tanner, David Ackland; Norrby, Per-Ola

    2004-01-01

    The regioselectivity in the cationic Heck reaction of 4-substituted styrenes was addressed by a Hammett study. In this branching reaction, plots based on the substrate reactivity did not give meaningful data, whereas the product distribution was variable due to differing preferences for further s...

  5. 4-Substituted anilinomethylpropionate: New and efficient corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in hydrochloric acid solution

    4-substituted anilinomethylpropionate namely 3-anilinomethylpropionate (Inh-1), 3-(4-methylanilino)methylpropionate (Inh-2) and 3-(4-chloroanilino) methylpropionate (Inh-3) were synthesized and investigated as corrosion inhibitors of mild steel in 1 N HCl solution using weight loss, polarization resistance, Tafel polarization and electrochemical Impedance spectroscopy techniques. The inhibition efficiency of the synthesized inhibitors followed the order Inh3 > Inh2 > Inh1. The inhibiting action of the all inhibitors was found to depend on electronic nature of functional groups present in inhibitors. Potentiodynamic polarizations suggest that all inhibitors are mixed type in nature. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was also used to investigate the mechanism of corrosion inhibition.

  6. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of New N1,N4-Substituted Thiosemicarbazones

    Aurea Echevarria

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available We present an efficient procedure for the synthesis of thirty-six N1,N4-substituted thiosemicarbazones, including twenty-five ones that are reported for the first time, using a microwave-assisted methodology for the reaction of thiosemicarbazide intermediates with aldehydes in the presence of glacial acetic acid in ethanol and under solvent free conditions. Overall reaction times (20–40 min when ethanol as solvent, and 3 min under solvent free conditions were much shorter than with the traditional procedure (480 min; satisfactory yields and high-purity compounds were obtained. The thiosemicarbazide intermediates were obtained from alkyl or aryl isothiocyanates and hydrazine hydrate or phenyl hydrazine by stirring at room temperature for 60 min or by microwave irradiation for 30 min, with lower yields for the latter. The preliminary in vitro antifungal activity of thiosemicarbazones was evaluated against Aspergillus parasiticus and Candida albicans.

  7. Combustion synthesis and characterization of Sn4+ substituted nanocrystalline NiFe2O4

    A series of Sn4+ substituted NiFe2O4 with general formula Ni1-xSn xFe2O4 (x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, and 0.8) has been prepared by novel combustion synthetic method. The prepared compounds have been sintered at 1000 deg. C and evaluated for their structural and electrical properties. XRD studies reveal the synthesized compounds are nanocrystalline size with cubic structure. The Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra show the characteristic features of the synthesized ferrite compounds. The UV-vis spectra reveal the optical band gap of the synthesized compounds. The dc electrical conductivity of the compounds found to increase with increasing measuring temperature. A maximum dc electrical conductivity of 6.0 S cm-1 was obtained at a measuring temperature of 1000 deg. C in the composition of x = 0.8, for which the activation energy for conduction is found to be minimum

  8. Alpha-Thioalkylation of Zinc Dienolates to 4-Substituted 1-tert-Butoxy-7a-methyl-hexahydroinden-5-ones

    Groth, Ulrich; Köhler, Thomas; Taapken, Thomas

    1994-01-01

    α-Alkylation of the α,β-unsaturated ketone 1 at C-4 has been achieved by thioalkylation of the corresponding zinc dienolate with α-chlorosulfides of type 2. The desulfurization of the β-(phenylthio) ketones 4 leads directly to the 4-substituted hexahydroinden-5-ones 5.

  9. 40 CFR 721.267 - N-[2-[(substituted dinitrophenyl)azo]diallylamino-4- substituted phenyl] acetamide (generic name).

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false N- diallylamino-4- substituted phenyl] acetamide (generic name). 721.267 Section 721.267 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT SIGNIFICANT NEW USES OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances...

  10. Development of one pot three component synthesis of 1,4-substituted, 1,2,3-triazoles, employing green catalyst

    Y. L. N arasimha Murthy

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available An efficient and eco-friendly protocol for the synthesis of 1,4-substituted-1H-1,2,3-triazoles was achieved employing D-glucosamine as a green ligand with CuI as catalyst. An advantage, of high water solubility, of the ligand facilitates easy catalyst removal. All the products were formed in good yields and were characterized by advanced spectral data.

  11. A microwave approach to the synthesis of certain 4-substituted phenyl-6-phenyl-3-cyano-2-pyridones

    Marinković Aleksandar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A study of the synthesis of 4-substituted phenyl-6-phenyl-3-cyano-2-pyridones from 2-cyano-3-phenylsubstituted acrylates and acetophenone is presented. 2-Pyridones were obtained using conventional as well as microwave synthesis using solvent and solvent free reactions in domestic and lab microwave ovens. The structure of the obtained pyridones was confirmed by m.p., FT-IR, NMR and UV data. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 172013

  12. Planar geometry of 4-substituted-2,2'-bipyridines synthesized by Sonogashira and Suzuki cross-coupling reactions

    Luong Thi, T. T., E-mail: thuyltt@hnue.edu.vn; Nguyen Bich, N.; Nguyen, H. [Hanoi National University of Education, Chemistry Department (Viet Nam); Van Meervelt, L., E-mail: luc.vanmeervelt@chem.kuleuven.be [KU Leuven, Chemistry Department (Belgium)

    2015-12-15

    Two 4-substituted 2,2'-bipyridines, namely 4-(ferrocenylethynyl)-2,2'-bipyridine (I) and 4-ferrocenyl-2,2'-bipyridine (II) have been synthesized and fully characterized via single-crystal X-ray diffraction and {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C NMR analyses. The π-conjugated system designed from 2,2'-bipyridine modified with the ferrocenylethynyl and ferrocenyl groups shows the desired planarity. In the crystal packing of I and II, the molecules arrange themselves in head-to-tail and head-to-head motifs, respectively, resulting in consecutive layers of ferrocene and pyridine moieties.

  13. A tandem Mannich addition–palladium catalyzed ring-closing route toward 4-substituted-3(2H-furanones

    Jubi John

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A facile route towards highly functionalized 3(2H-furanones via a sequential Mannich addition–palladium catalyzed ring closing has been elaborated. The reaction of 4-chloroacetoacetate esters with imines derived from aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes under palladium catalysis afforded 4-substituted furanones in good to excellent yields. 4-Hydrazino-3(2H-furanones could also be synthesized from diazo esters in excellent yields by utilising the developed strategy. We could also efficiently transform the substituted furanones to aza-prostaglandin analogues.

  14. A spectrophotometric method for the quantification of an enzyme activity producing 4-substituted phenols: determination of toluene-4-monooxygenase activity.

    Nolan, Louise C; O'Connor, Kevin E

    2005-09-15

    A spectrophotometric method for the quantitative determination of an enzyme activity resulting in the accumulation of 4-substituted phenols is described in this article. Toluene-4-monooxygenase (T4MO) activity in whole cells of Pseudomonas mendocina KR1 is used to demonstrate this method. This spectrophotometric assay is based on the coupling of T4MO activity with tyrosinase activity. The 4-substituted phenol, produced by the action of T4MO on the aromatic ring of a substituted arene, is a substrate for tyrosinase, which converts phenols to o-quinones. The latter react with the nucleophile 3-methyl-2-benzothiazolinone hydrazone (MBTH) to produce intensely colored products that absorb light maximally at different wavelengths, depending on the phenolic substrate used. The incubation of whole cells of P. mendocina KRI with fluorobenzene resulted in the accumulation of 4-fluorophenol. The coupling of T4MO activity with tyrosinase activity in the presence of fluorobenzene resulted in the formation of a colored product absorbing maximally at 480 nm. The molar absorptivity (epsilon) value for the o-quinone-MBTH adduct formed from 4-fluorophenol was determined experimentally to be 12,827 M(-1) cm(-1) with a linear range of quantification between 2.5 and 75 microM. The whole cell assay was run as a continuous indirect assay. The initial rates of T4MO activity toward fluorobenzene, as determined spectrophotometrically, were 61.8+/-4.4 nmol/min/mg P. mendocina KR1 protein (using mushroom tyrosinase), 64.9+/-4.6 nmol/min/mg P. mendocina KR1 protein (using cell extracts Pseudomonas putida F6), and, as determined by HPLC analysis, 62.6+/-1.4 nmol/min/mg P. mendocina KR1 protein. PMID:16061193

  15. Modulating the Affinities of Phosphopeptides for the Human Pin1 WW Domain Using 4-Substituted Proline Derivatives.

    Huang, Kuei-Yen; Horng, Jia-Cherng

    2015-10-13

    Human Pin1 is involved in cancer developments and has been a pharmaceutical target. Thus, finding a high-affinity inhibitor of Pin1 has become an attractive topic. The WW domain of human Pin1 can recognize the phosphoserine/phosphothreonine-proline (pS/pT-P) motifs, while its PPIase domain catalyzes the cis/trans isomerization of prolyl bonds to regulate the cell cycle. Here we incorporated a series of 4-substituted proline derivatives into the phosphopeptides and investigated their affinities for the WW domain of Pin1 to develop better inhibitors of Pin1. On the basis of the ligand Myt1-T412 [PPA(pT)PP], we synthesized several phosphopeptides in which the proline residue in the pT-P motif was replaced with various 4-substituted proline derivatives. Isothermal titration calorimetry and fluorescence anisotropy analyses show that the replacement of proline with (2S,4R)-4-fluoroproline increases the binding affinity of the peptide. Circular dichroism measurements suggest that a more PPII-like structure of phosphopeptides makes them bind to the WW domain more tightly. Chemical shift perturbation experiments also indicate that (2S,4R)-4-fluoroproline interacts with Trp34 of the WW domain in the binding site. Results of molecular modeling further suggested that a strong C-H···π interaction induced by (2S,4R)-4-fluoroproline is important in enhancing the affinity of the peptide for the WW domain. The results of this study provide new valuable information for designing and developing effective inhibitors of human Pin1. PMID:26406962

  16. Synthesis, characterization and biological activity of new cyclization products of 3-(4-substituted benzylidene)-2-pyrido[1,2-]pyrimidine 2,4-(3)-diones

    Abha Bishnoi; Suruchi Singh; Anil K Tiwari; Krishna Srivastava; Ram Raghuvir; Chandrakant M Tripathi

    2013-03-01

    A method is presented for the synthesis of 4-(substituted phenyl)-3-(3-substituted phenyl)4-spiro[isoxazole-5,3'-pyrido[1,2-]pyrimidine]-2',4'-dione (3), 3-(4-substituted phenyl)-3-isoxazole[3, 4-]pyrido[1,2-]pyrimidin-4-(3a)-one (4) and 3-(4-substituted phenyl) 3,3a-dihydropyrazolo[3,4-]pyrido[1,2-]pyrimidin-4-(2)-one (5) which consists of the conversion of 2-pyrido[1,2-]pyrimidine-2,4(3)-dione (1) to chalcones (2) and their 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition with appropriate aldoximes to give spiro compounds and heterocyclization using amines to yield isoxazolines and pyrazolines. All the compounds were screened for their antimicrobial and antitubercular activity.

  17. A potent new class of kappa-receptor agonist: 4-substituted 1-(arylacetyl)-2-[(dialkylamino)methyl]piperazines.

    Naylor, A; Judd, D B; Lloyd, J E; Scopes, D I; Hayes, A G; Birch, P J

    1993-07-23

    The synthesis of 4-substituted 1-(arylacetyl)-2-[(alkylamino)methyl]piperazines (10-22, 26, 27, and 30-33) and their activities as kappa-opioid receptor agonists are described. This includes a range of 4-acyl and 4-carboalkoxy derivatives with the latter series showing the greatest kappa-agonist activity. In particular, methyl 4-[(3,4-dichlorophenyl)acetyl]-3-[(1-pyrrolidinyl) methyl]-1-piperazinecarboxylate (18) displays exceptional potency and selectivity. It showed the following activities in functional in vitro assays: rabbit vas deferens (kappa-specific tissue) IC50 = 0.041 nM, rat vas deferens (mu-specific tissue) IC50 > 10,000 nM, and hamster vas deferens (delta-specific tissue) IC50 > 10,000 nM. Compound 18 is also a highly potent antinociceptive agent, as determined in the mouse acetylcholine-induced abdominal constriction test: ED50 = 0.000 52 mg/kg, sc. The activity of 18 resides solely in its 3(R)-enantiomer. The kappa-agonist activity in both the 4-acyl and the 4-carbamate series is sensitive to the size of the 4-substituent. In addition, it would appear that an appreciable negative electrostatic potential in this region of the molecule is an important requirement for optimal potency. PMID:8393489

  18. Structure-activity relationship study of 4-substituted piperidines at Leu26 moiety of novel p53-hDM2 inhibitors.

    Tian, Yuan; Ma, Yao; Gibeau, Craig R; Lahue, Brian R; Shipps, Gerald W; Strickland, Corey; Bogen, Stéphane L

    2016-06-01

    Led by the structural information of the screening hit with mDM2 protein, a structure modification of Leu26 moiety of the novel p53-hDM2 inhibitors was conducted. A structure-activity relationship study of 4-substituted piperidines revealed compound 20t with good potencies and excellent CYP450 profiles. PMID:27080185

  19. Chemoenzymatic synthesis of a series of 4-substituted glutamate analogues and pharmacological characterization at human glutamate transporters subtypes 1-3

    Alaux, Sebastien; Kusk, Mie; Sagot, Emanuelle;

    2005-01-01

    A series of nine L-2,4-syn-4-alkylglutamic acid analogues (1a-i) were synthesized in high yield and high enantiomeric excess (>99% ee) from their corresponding 4-substituted ketoglutaric acids (2a-i), using the enzyme aspartate aminotransferase (AAT) from pig heart or E. coli. The synthesized...

  20. Synthesis and anticancer activities of 4-(4-substituted piperazin)-5,6,7-trialkoxy quinazoline derivatives.

    Zhang, Ying; Huang, Yin-Jiu; Xiang, Hong-Mei; Wang, Pei-Yi; Hu, De-Yu; Xue, Wei; Song, Bao-An; Yang, Song

    2014-05-01

    A series of 4-(4-substituted piperazin)-5,6,7-trialkoxy quinazoline was prepared by conventional heating methods. Among these compounds, the crystal structure of compound 10o (CCDC: 916922) was determined by X-ray crystallography. Bioassay results showed that most target compounds had certain inhibition activities against proliferation of tumor cells, and some compounds even had good broad-spectrum inhibition activities. The ethoxyl series of compounds possessed higher inhibition activities against tumor cells than the methoxyl series of compounds. Bioactivity tests showed that the IC50 values of compound 10s against PC3, MGC803, A375, and A549 cells were 1.8, 2.8, 1.3, and 2.9 μΜ, respectively, which were much higher than those of commercial gefitinib (7.2, 7.6, 7.2, and 9.8 μM, respectively). Conversely, the IC50 values of compound 10s were very low against NH3T3, indicating only weak effect on normal cells as also proven by lactate dehydrogenase and acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining. Analyses of cell configuration and cell cycle revealed that compound 10s possibly caused cells to remain at G0/G1 phase by inhibiting cell proliferation for 24 h. Compound 10s also inhibited the phosphorylation of ERK1/2 and P38 with obvious concentration dependence. Thus, these compounds can inhibit the proliferation of A549 cells through the interruption of ERK1/2 and P38signaling pathways. PMID:24675177

  1. Market scope

    Nova Scotia's Energy Strategy is aimed at opening the electricity market to wholesale competition, allowing eligible wholesale customers (such as municipal distribution utilities) to buy their electricity from competitive sources. The Nova Scotia Electricity Marketplace Governance Committee (EMGC) is concerned that this will not promote long-term competition because these eligible customers form only a very small fraction (1.6 per cent) of the total electricity demand in the province. This report examines the possible extensions of competition beyond the minimum specified in the Energy Strategy. It also identifies approaches that the EMGC may consider, including other potential levels of competition and their associated issues. The report discussed the issue of implementing wholesale competition as it relates to unbundling of the transmission tariff from the cost of energy supply and from the cost of distribution in retail marketing. The stages of expanding the market scope were also described with reference to large industrial customers, medium industrial and large commercial customers, and small commercial and residential customers. The report states that it is unlikely that the transition to an open access transmission market will need to be reversed, as it is likely to be an essential component of any further development. The EMGC feels it could minimize future transition costs and promote future evolution of competition by recommending for an institutional and market structure that is compatible with a broader competitive market

  2. An Efficient Synthesis of Highly Optically Active 4-Substituted-2(5H)-furanones from Chiral 3-Bromo-2(5H)-furanone

    FAN, Xue-E(范雪娥); HUANG, Min(黄敏); HUANG, Hui(黄慧); CHEN, Qing-Hua(陈庆华)

    2004-01-01

    Highly optically active 4-substituted-2(5H)-furanones 6a-6j were obtained in good yields with de≥98% by the tandem Michael addition/elimination reaction of chiral 3-bromo-2(5H)-furanone (4a), which was conveniently prepared starting from 2-furaldehyde under mild conditions. The products were identified on the basis of their satisfactory elemental analysis and spectroscopic data of IR, UV, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectra. The stereochemistry and absolute configuration of this type of compounds were established by the X-ray crystallographic study. The reaction provided a short and efficient synthesis of the interesting highly optically active 4-substituted-2(5H)-furanones containing an active pyrimidine and a purine base group.

  3. Structural and microwave dielectric behavior of (Li1/4Nb3/4) substituted ZrxSnyTizO4 (x + y + z = 2) system

    The phase structure, microwave dielectric properties, and their stability with different annealing conditions have been investigated in (Li1/4Nb3/4) substituted ZrxSnyTizO4 system. The sintering temperature of ZrxSnyTizO4 ceramic was lowered from 1500 to 1140 deg. C by (Li1/4Nb3/4) substitution. Both X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and electron diffraction (ED) analysis revealed that the (Li1/4Nb3/4) substituted ZrxSnyTizO4 ceramic crystallized as the high-temperature disordered ZrTiO4 phase. As the content of Sn increased from 0.10 to 0.30, the permittivity of the (Zr1-xSnx)(Li1/4Nb3/4)0.4Ti0.6O4 ceramic decreased gradually from 35.5 to 31.5, the Qf value increased from 37,800 to 58,300 GHz, and TCF value shifted slightly from -4.5 to -33.0 ppm deg. C-1. Both the phase structure and microwave dielectric properties of (Zr1-xSnx)(Li1/4Nb3/4)0.4Ti0.6O4 ceramics were stable with annealing conditions.

  4. Regioselective synthesis and anti-HIV activity of the novel 2- and 4- substituted pyrazolo [4,5-e] [ 1,2,4]thiadiazines

    Xin Yong Liu; Ren Zhang Yan; Nian Gen Chen; Wen Fang Xu

    2007-01-01

    The new regioisomer 7-methyl-pyrazolo[4,5-e] [1,2,4]thiadiazine nucleus (5) was synthesized, and its novel mono-N2- or N4-substituted pyrazolo[4,5-e][1,2,4]thiadiazines (6, 7) were regioselectively prepared by deprotonation of N2 or/and N4 atoms with different molar ratio of NaH and alkyl halides. Anti-HIV-1 screening tests showed some compounds to be potent as HIV-1 nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (HIV-1 NNRTIs).(C) 2006 Xin Yong Liu. Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Chinese Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

  5. N-(4-Substituted-benzoyl)-N'-(beta-d-glucopyranosyl)ureas as inhibitors of glycogen phosphorylase: Synthesis and evaluation by kinetic, crystallographic, and molecular modelling methods

    Veronika Nagy; Nora Felfoeldi; Balint Konya; Praly, Jean-Pierre; Tibor Docsa; Pal Gergely; Chrysina, Evangelia D.; Tiraidis, Costas; Kosmopoulou, Magda N.; Alexacou, Kyra-Melinda; Konstantakaki, Maria; Leonidas, Demetres D.; Zographos, Spyros E.; Oikonomakos, Nikos G.; Kozmon, Stanislav

    2012-01-01

    N-(4-Substituted-benzoyl)-N'-(beta-D-glucopyranosyl)ureas (substituents: Me, Ph, Cl, OH, OMe, NO2, NH2, COOH, and COOMe) were synthesised by ZnCl2 catalysed acylation of O-peracetylated beta-D-glucopyranosyl urea as well as in reactions of O-peracetylated or O-unprotected glucopyranosylamines and acyl-isocyanates. O-deprotections were carried out by base or acid catalysed transesterifications where necessary. Kinetic studies revealed that most of these compounds were low micromolar inhibitors...

  6. Synthesis of 4-substituted oxazolo[4,5-c]quinolines by direct reaction at the C-4 position of oxazoles.

    Akula, Mahesh; Thigulla, Yadagiri; Davis, Connor; Jha, Mukund; Bhattacharya, Anupam

    2015-03-01

    A facile synthesis of 4-aryl substituted oxazolo[4,5-c]quinolines has been described via a modified Pictet-Spengler method and using Cu(TFA)2 as a catalyst. The developed methodology directly functionalizes the C-4 position of oxazoles without the aid of any prefunctionalization, in the presence of the more reactive C-2 position in good yields. The versatility of the established method has been demonstrated by its application in the synthesis of 4-substituted oxazolo-[1,8]naphthyridine ring systems. PMID:25574832

  7. Synthesis and antitumor evaluation of some new N4 substituted sulfa pyridine derivatives with studying the synergistic effect of γ-irradiation

    The aim of the present investigation is to synthesize a new class of N4 substituted sulfa pyridine derivatives with anticipated cytotoxic activity. All the newly synthesized compounds were screened for their in-vitro cytotoxic activity against breast cancer cell line (MCF-7) compared to the reference drug Doxorubicin. Also the synergism of the most potent synthesized compounds with γ- radiation was studied. Moreover, a molecular docking study was carried out by docking the most active synthesized compounds in the active site of Cyclin Dependent Kinase 2 receptor to assess their inhibitory effect upon this enzyme as this may have a role in their anticancer activity.

  8. Antimicrobial screening and one-pot synthesis of 4-(substituted-anilinomethyl-3-(2-naphthyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazole derivatives

    Neelima Goel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Synthesis of series of 4-(substituted-anilinomethyl-3-(2-naphthyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazole derivatives (4a-4k and their in vitro antifungal and antibacterial screening. Materials and Methods: A series of compounds (4a-4k was synthesized through direct reductive amination of 3-(naphthalen-2-yl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carbaldehyde with various substituted aromatic amines using NaBH 4 in the presence of I 2 as reducing agent. The reaction was carried out in anhydrous methanol under neutral conditions at room temperature. The structures of synthesized compounds (4a-4k were established on the basis of IR, 1 H and 13 C-NMR, and mass spectral data. Results: All 4-(substituted-anilinomethyl-3-(2-naphthyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazole derivatives (4a-4k were tested in vitro for antifungal and antibacterial activities against different fungal and bacterial strains. Most of the compounds exhibited considerable antifungal activity, but poor antibacterial activity against the test strains. Conclusion: In the series compound 4e, 4g, 4j, and 4k, showed excellent antifungal activity against the fungal strain Aspergillus niger (MTCC 281 and Aspergillus flavus MTCC 277 (% inhibition in the range of 47.7-58.9.

  9. Design, synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of (E)-1-(4-substituted)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenyl) prop-2-en-1-one compounds

    Saha, Amrita; Shukla, Vijay; Choudhury, Sudip; Jayabalan, J.

    2016-06-01

    A new series of (E)-1-(4-substituted)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenyl) prop-2-en-1-one compounds have been synthesized by Claisen-Schmidt condensation reaction. Nonlinear optical characterization were carried out using z-scan technique with nanosecond pulses. These samples are found to exhibit strong nonlinear absorption at 532 nm and the nonlinear absorption coefficient of these samples exponentially increases with the increase of phonon characteristic energy. This relation speaks the role of phonon in the origin of nonlinear absorption in these compounds. The reported dependence of optical nonlinearity of the chalcone derivatives on the phonon characteristic energy will help in designing similar class of new molecules with high nonlinear coefficients.

  10. Synthesis, properties and colour assessment of some new 5-(3- and 4-substituted phenylazo-4,6-dimethyl-3-cyano-2-pyridones

    DUSAN MIJIN

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available A series of 5-(3- and 4-substituted phenylazo-4,6-dimethyl-3-cyano-2-pyridones were synthesized, starting from acetylacetone and arenediazonium salt, followed by condensation with cyanoacetamide using a modified literature procedure. The experimental investigation included modification of the synthetic procedure in terms of solvent, temperature, isolation techniques as well as purification and identification of the products. The azo dyes were characterized by melting point, IR, UV/Vis, 1H NMR and MS data. HPLC analyses were also performed. The 2-hydroxypyridine/ 2-pyridone tautomeric equilibration was found to depend on the polarity of the applied solvents. A colour assessment of the solid dyes and dyed polyester fabrics was also performed and the correlation between the colour and the structure of the dyes is discussed.

  11. Mass Spectrometric Fragmentation of 1,8-Bis[4-substituted-(oxazolin-2-yl)] anthracenes: Ring-contraction Rearrangement of Oxazoline Ring under Electron-Impact Ionization Conditions

    2006-01-01

    The mass spectrometric fragmentation of 1,8-bis[4-substituted(oxazolin-2-yl)] anthracenes(AnBOXes) was investigated by using mass-analyzed ion kinetic energy spectrometry under electron-impact ionization conditions. All the compounds could undergo a ring contraction by the loss of an RCH=CH2 molecule to form 1-oxazirinyl-8-(oxazolin-2-yl) anthracene ions, which could further lose an R radical, followed by the loss of oxazoline. These ions could also eliminate an R radical and subsequently undergo ring-contraction rearrangements to lose a CHCH2O fragment and an epoxide molecule, respectively. The ions that are formed could further lose CHCH2O and CH2=CH fragments. Several ring-contraction rearrangements of the oxazoline ring were observed under electron-impact ionization conditions.

  12. Quantifier Scope and Constituency

    Park, J C

    1995-01-01

    Traditional approaches to quantifier scope typically need stipulation to exclude readings that are unavailable to human understanders. This paper shows that quantifier scope phenomena can be precisely characterized by a semantic representation constrained by surface constituency, if the distinction between referential and quantificational NPs is properly observed. A CCG implementation is described and compared to other approaches.

  13. RADAR PPI Scope Overlay

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — RADAR PPI Scope Overlays are used to position a RADAR image over a station at the correct resolution. The archive maintains several different RADAR resolution...

  14. Concrete decontamination scoping tests

    This report details the research efforts and scoping tests performed at the Idaho Chemical Process Plant using scabbling, chemical, and electro-osmotic decontamination techniques on radiologically contaminated concrete

  15. Disjunction, focus, and scope

    Han, Chung-Hye; Romero, Maribel

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents the observation that disjunction cannot take wide scope in negative non-wh-questions and declaratives with a preposed negative element. This rules out the alternative question reading for non-wh-questions with preposed negation and the wide-scope or reading for neg-inverted declaratives. We show that effects parallel to the ones associated with preposed negation can be reproduced in affirmative non-wh-questions and declaratives when Focus is involved. We propose that prepo...

  16. Spectroscopy and quantum-chemical calculations of nitro-bis-bipyridyl complexes of ruthenium(II) with 4-substituted pyridine ligands

    Reshetova, K. I.; Krauklis, I. V.; Litke, S. V.; Ershov, A. Yu.; Chizhov, Yu. V.

    2016-04-01

    The luminescence, absorption, and luminescence excitation spectra of complexes cis-[Ru(bpy)2(L)(NO2)]+ [bpy = 2,2'-bipyridyl, L = pyridine, 4-aminopyridine, 4-dimethylaminopyridine, 4-picoline, isonicotinamide, or 4,4'-bipyridyl] in alcoholic (4 : 1 EtOH-MeOH) solutions are studied at 77 K. A linear correlation is established between the energy of the lowest electronically excited metal-toligand charge transfer state d π(Ru) → π*(bpy) of the complexes and the pKa parameter of the free 4-substituted pyridines used as ligands L. The B3LYP/[6-31G(d)+LanL2DZ(Ru)] hybrid density functional method is used to optimize the geometry of complexes and calculate their electronic structure and the charge distribution on the atoms of the nearest environment of ruthenium(II) ions. It is shown that there exists a mutually unambiguous correspondence between the charge on the nitrogen atom of ligands L coordinated in the complex and the pK a parameter of ligands. The calculated energies of the electronically excited metal-to-ligand charge transfer states of complexes linearly (correlation coefficient 0.99) depend on the charge on the nitrogen atom of ligands L, which completely agrees with the experimental data.

  17. Synthesis and antidepressant activities of 4-(substituted-phenyl)tetrazolo[1,5-a]quinazolin-5(4H)-ones and their derivatives.

    Zhang, Hong-Jian; Wang, Shi-Ben; Quan, Zhe-Shan

    2015-11-01

    A series of novel 4-(substituted-phenyl) tetrazolo[1,5-a]quinazolin-5(4H)-ones (6a-x) and their derivatives with tetrazole and other heterocyclic substituents (7-14) were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for antidepressant activities in mice. Pharmacological tests showed that three compounds (6l, 6u, and 6v) at a dose of 50 mg/kg significantly reduced the immobility time in the forced swimming test. The most active compound was 4-(p-tolyl)tetrazolo[1,5-a]quinazolin-5(4H)-one (6v), which decreased the immobility time by 82.69 % at 50 mg/kg. Moreover, 6v did not affect spontaneous activity in the open-field test, and this effect was comparable to the antidepressant effect of fluoxetine. Noradrenaline (NE) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) levels in the brains of mice in the test sample groups significantly increased at a dose of 50 mg/kg compared with that in the control group. The monoamine oxidase (MAO) level of all test groups was reduced, but this result was not significantly different between the groups. Therefore, we can infer that their underlying mechanisms may involve the regulation of brain monoamine neurotransmitter homeostasis, based on the detected content of NE, 5-HT, and MAO in mouse brain tissue. PMID:26251313

  18. ESR, electrochemical, molecular modeling and biological evaluation of 4-substituted and 1,4-disubstituted 7-nitroquinoxalin-2-ones as potential anti- Trypanosoma cruzi agents

    Aguilera-Venegas, Benjamín; Olea-Azar, Claudio; Norambuena, Ester; Arán, Vicente J.; Mendizábal, Fernando; Lapier, Michel; Maya, Juan Diego; Kemmerling, Ulrike; López-Muñoz, Rodrigo

    2011-03-01

    Electrochemical and ESR studies were carried out in this work with the aim of characterizing the reduction mechanisms of 4-substituted and 1,4-disubstituted 7-nitroquinoxalin-2-ones by means of cyclic voltammetry in DMSO as aprotic solvent. Two reduction mechanisms were found for these compounds: the first, for compounds bearing a labile hydrogen by following a self-protonation mechanism (ECE steps), and the second, for compounds without labile hydrogen, based on a purely electrochemical reduction mechanism (typical of nitroheterocycles). The electrochemical results were corroborated using ESR spectroscopy allowing us to propose the hyperfine splitting pattern of the nitro-radical, which was later corroborated by the ESR simulation spectra. All these compounds were assayed as growth inhibitors against Trypanosoma cruzi: first, on the non-proliferative (and infective) form of the parasite (trypomastigote stage), and then, the ones that displayed activity, were assayed on the non-infective form (epimastigote stage). Thus, we found four new compounds highly active against T. cruzi. Finally, molecular modeling studies suggest the inhibition of the trypanothione reductase like one of the possible mechanisms involved in the trypanocidal action.

  19. N-(4-Substituted-benzoyl)-N'-(β-d-glucopyranosyl)ureas as inhibitors of glycogen phosphorylase: Synthesis and evaluation by kinetic, crystallographic, and molecular modelling methods.

    Nagy, Veronika; Felföldi, Nóra; Kónya, Bálint; Praly, Jean-Pierre; Docsa, Tibor; Gergely, Pál; Chrysina, Evangelia D; Tiraidis, Costas; Kosmopoulou, Magda N; Alexacou, Kyra-Melinda; Konstantakaki, Maria; Leonidas, Demetres D; Zographos, Spyros E; Oikonomakos, Nikos G; Kozmon, Stanislav; Tvaroška, Igor; Somsák, László

    2012-03-01

    N-(4-Substituted-benzoyl)-N'-(β-d-glucopyranosyl) ureas (substituents: Me, Ph, Cl, OH, OMe, NO(2), NH(2), COOH, and COOMe) were synthesised by ZnCl(2) catalysed acylation of O-peracetylated β-d-glucopyranosyl urea as well as in reactions of O-peracetylated or O-unprotected glucopyranosylamines and acyl-isocyanates. O-deprotections were carried out by base or acid catalysed transesterifications where necessary. Kinetic studies revealed that most of these compounds were low micromolar inhibitors of rabbit muscle glycogen phosphorylase b (RMGPb). The best inhibitor was the 4-methylbenzoyl compound (K(i)=2.3μM). Crystallographic analyses of complexes of several of the compounds with RMGPb showed that the analogues exploited, together with water molecules, the available space at the β-pocket subsite and induced a more extended shift of the 280s loop compared to RMGPb in complex with the unsubstituted benzoyl urea. The results suggest the key role of the water molecules in ligand binding and structure-based ligand design. Molecular docking study of selected inhibitors was done to show the ability of the binding affinity prediction. The binding affinity of the highest scored docked poses was calculated and correlated with experimentally measured K(i) values. Results show that correlation is high with the R-squared (R(2)) coefficient over 0.9. PMID:22325154

  20. Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of in Vitro and in Vivo Anticancer Activity of 4-Substituted Coumarins: A Novel Class of Potent Tubulin Polymerization Inhibitors.

    Cao, Dong; Liu, Yibin; Yan, Wei; Wang, Chunyu; Bai, Peng; Wang, Taijin; Tang, Minghai; Wang, Xiaoyan; Yang, Zhuang; Ma, Buyun; Ma, Liang; Lei, Lei; Wang, Fang; Xu, Bixue; Zhou, Yuanyuan; Yang, Tao; Chen, Lijuan

    2016-06-23

    In this paper, a series of novel 4-substituted coumarin derivatives were synthesized. Among these compounds 34, 39, 40, 43, 62, 65, and 67 exhibited significant antiproliferative activity toward a panel of tumor cell lines at subnanomolar IC50 values. Compound 65 showed potent antiproliferative ability (IC50 values of 7-47 nM) and retained full activity in multidrug resistant cancer cells. Compound 65 caused G2/M phase arrest and interacted with the colchicine-binding site in tubulin, as confirmed by immune-fluorescence staining, microtubule dynamics assays, and competition assays with N,N'-ethylene-bis(iodoacetamide). Compound 65 reduced the cell migration and disrupted capillary-like tube formation in HUVEC cells. Importantly, compound 65 significantly and dose-dependently reduced tumor growth in four xenografts models including paclitaxel sensitive and resistant ovarian tumors (A2780s and A2780/T), adrmicycin sensitive and resistant breast tumors (MCF-7 and MCF-7/ADR), suggesting that compound 65 is a promising novel antimitotic compound for the potential treatment of cancer. PMID:27213819

  1. Antioxidant, DNA binding and nuclease activities of heteroleptic copper(II) complexes derived from 2-((2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethylimino)methyl)-4-substituted phenols and diimines

    Ravichandran, J.; Gurumoorthy, P.; Imran Musthafa, M. A.; Kalilur Rahiman, A.

    2014-12-01

    A series of heteroleptic copper(II) complexes of the type [CuL1-4(diimine)](ClO4)2 (1-8) [L1-4 = 2-((2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethylimino)methyl)-4-substituted phenols, and diimine = 2,2‧-bipyridyl (bpy) or 1,10-phenanthroline (phen)], have been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic methods. The IR spectra of complexes indicate the presence of uncoordinated perchlorate anions and the electronic spectra revealed the square pyramidal geometry with N4O coordination environment around copper(II) nuclei. Electrochemical studies of the mononuclear complexes evidenced one-electron irreversible reduction wave in the cathodic region. The EPR spectra of complexes with g|| (2.206-2.214) and A|| (154-172 × 10-4 cm-1) values support the square-based CuN3O coordination chromophore and the presence of unpaired electron localized in dx-y ground state. Antioxidant studies against DPPH revealed effective radical scavenging properties of the synthesized complexes. Binding studies suggest that the heteroleptic copper(II) complexes interact with calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) through minor-groove and electrostatic interaction, and all the complexes display pronounced nuclease activity against supercoiled pBR322 DNA.

  2. Synthesis and potential antitumor activity of 7-(4-substituted piperazin-1-yl)-4-oxoquinolines based on ciprofloxacin and norfloxacin scaffolds: in silico studies.

    Abdel-Aziz, Alaa A-M; El-Azab, Adel S; Alanazi, Amer M; Asiri, Yousif A; Al-Suwaidan, Ibrahim A; Maarouf, Azza R; Ayyad, Rezk R; Shawer, Taghreed Z

    2016-10-01

    The potential antitumor activities of a series of 7-(4-substituted piperazin-1-yl)fluoroquinolone derivatives (1-14a,b) using ciprofloxacin and norfloxacin as scaffolds are described. These compounds exhibit potent and broad spectrum antitumor activities using 60 human cell lines in addition to the inherent antibacterial activity. Compounds 1a, 2a, 3b, 6b and 7a were found to be the most potent, while 2b, 5b, and 6a were found to have an average activity. The results of this study demonstrated that compounds 1a, 2a, 3b, 6b and 7a (mean GI50; 2.63-3.09 µM) are nearly 7-fold more potent compared with the positive control 5-fluorouracil (mean GI50; 22.60 µM). More interestingly, compounds 1a, 2a, 3b, 6b and 7a have an almost antitumor activity similar to gefitinib (mean GI50; 3.24 µM) and are nearly 2-fold more potent compared to erlotinib (mean GI50; 7.29 µM). In silico study and ADME-Tox prediction methodology were used to study the antitumor activity of the most active compounds and to identify the structural features required for antitumor activity. PMID:26226179

  3. Facile preparation of a 4-substituted [2,6-14C]pyridine: synthesis of [14C]SK and F 105809

    [14C]Formaldehyde was used in a nucleophile-assisted iminium ion cyclization with N-benzyl-3-butynylamine to provide N-benzyl-4-iodo-1,2,5,6-tetrahydro [2,6-14C2]pyridine. Palladium-catalyzed coupling of this vinyl iodide with the organozinc derivative 2 gave the corresponding 4-arylated tetrahydropyridine. Treatment of this compound at elevated temperatures with Pd/Al2O3 in nitrobenzene solution caused hydrogenolysis of the benzyl group and aromization, generating the 4-substituted [2,6-14C2]pyridine 4 in good overall radiochemical yield from [14C]formaldehyde. In high yields, compound 4 was converted via the methylsulfide [14C]SK and F 105561 (1b) to the methylsulfinyl compound [14C]SK and F 105809 (1a). It is proposed that, during the iminium ion cyclization, randomization of label between the 2- and 6-positions of the tetrahydropyridine ring occurs as the result of rapid equilibration between alkynyl and allenyl iminium ions, prior to cyclization. (author)

  4. 1, 3-Dipolar cycloaddition reactions: Synthesis of 5-benzyl-1-(2',4'-dibromophenyl)-3-(4"-substituted phenyl)-3a,4,6,6a-tetrahydro-1, 5-pyrrolo[3,4-]pyrazole-4,6-dione derivatives

    Manpreet Kaur; Baldev Singh; Baljit Singh

    2013-11-01

    1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition of nitrilimines 3 with -benzyl maleimide 4 has provided 5-benzyl-1-(2',4'-dibromophenyl)-3-(4"-substituted phenyl)-3a,4,6,6a-tetrahydro-1,5-pyrrolo[3,4-]pyrazole-4,6-dione derivatives 5 in excellent yield as the only isomer through a concerted pathway.

  5. Spectrophotometric, voltammetric and cytotoxicity studies of 2-hydroxy-5-methoxyacetophenone thiosemicarbazone and its N(4)-substituted derivatives: A combined experimental-computational study

    Akgemci, Emine Guler; Saf, Ahmet Ozgur; Tasdemir, Halil Ugur; Türkkan, Ercan; Bingol, Haluk; Turan, Suna Ozbas; Akkiprik, Mustafa

    2015-02-01

    In this study, 2-hydroxy-5-methoxyacetophenone thiosemicarbazone (HMAT) and its novel N(4) substituted derivatives were synthesized and characterized by different techniques. The optical band gap of the compounds and the energy of HOMO were experimentally examined by UV-vis spectra and cyclic voltammetry measurements, respectively. Furthermore, the conformational spaces of the compounds were scanned with molecular mechanics method. The geometry optimization, HOMO and LUMO energies, the energy gap of the HOMO-LUMO, dipole moment of the compounds were theoretically calculated by the density functional theory B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level. The minimal electronic excitation energy and maximum wavelength calculations of the compounds were also performed by TD-DFT//B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level of theory. Theoretically calculated values were compared with the related experimental values. The combined results exhibit that all compounds have good electron-donor properties which affect anti-proliferative activity. The cytotoxic effects of the compounds were also evaluated against HeLa (cervical carcinoma), MCF-7 (breast carcinoma) and PC-3 (prostatic carcinoma) cell lines using the standard MTT assay. All tested compounds showed antiproliferative effect having IC50 values in different range. In comparison with that of HMAT, it was obtained that while ethyl group on 4(N)-substituted position decreased in potent anti-proliferative effect, the phenyl group on the position increased in anti-proliferative effect for the tested cancer cell line. Considering the molecular energy parameters, the cytotoxicity activities of the compounds were discussed.

  6. Prediction of binding modes and affinities of 4-substituted-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzenesulfonamide inhibitors to the carbonic anhydrase receptor by docking and ONIOM calculations.

    Samanta, Pabitra Narayan; Das, Kalyan Kumar

    2016-01-01

    Inhibition activities of a series of 4-substituted-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzenesulfonamides against the human carbonic anhydrase II (HCAII) enzyme have been explored by employing molecular docking and hybrid QM/MM methods. The docking protocol has been employed to assess the best pose of each ligand in the active site cavity of the enzyme, and probe the interactions with the amino acid residues. The docking calculations reveal that the inhibitor binds to the catalytic Zn(2+) site through the deprotonated sulfonamide nitrogen atom by making several hydrophobic and hydrogen bond interactions with the side chain residues depending on the substituted moiety. A cross-docking approach has been adopted prior to the hybrid QM/MM calculation to validate the docked poses. A correlation between the experimental dissociation constants and the docked free energies for the enzyme-inhibitor complexes has been established. Two-layered ONIOM calculations based on QM/MM approach have been performed to evaluate the binding efficacy of the inhibitors. The inhibitor potency has been predicted from the computed binding energies after taking into account of the electronic phenomena associated with enzyme-inhibitor interactions. Both the hybrid (B3LYP) and meta-hybrid (M06-2X) functionals are used for the description of the QM region. To improve the correlation between the experimental biological activity and the theoretical results, a three-layered ONIOM calculation has been carried out and verified for some of the selected inhibitors. The charge transfer stabilization energies are calculated via natural bond orbital analysis to recognize the donor-acceptor interaction in the binding pocket of the enzyme. The nature of binding between the inhibitors and HCAII active site is further analyzed from the electron density distribution maps. PMID:26619075

  7. Cosmetology: Scope and Sequence.

    Nashville - Davidson County Metropolitan Public Schools, TN.

    This scope and sequence guide, developed for a cosmetology vocational education program, represents an initial step in the development of a systemwide articulated curriculum sequence for all vocational programs within the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System. It was developed as a result of needs expressed by teachers, parents, and the…

  8. Synthesis of 7-Methoxy-4'-substituted Flavones%7-甲氧基-4'-取代黄酮类化合物的合成

    安景云; 刘湘; 杨青青; 陆小倩

    2012-01-01

    In this paper,an expedient procedure to synthesize 7-methoxy-4'-substituted flavones from 2-hydroxy-4-methoxyacetophenone and 4-substitutedbenzoyl chlorides was discovered and optimized. The four flavones were obtained via the successive reactions of esterification, rearrangement and cyclization. The esterification was carried out for 0. 5 ~ 4 h at room temperature, with the mole ratio of 1: (1. 0 ~ 1. 3 ) [ n ( 2-hydroxy-4-methoxyacetophenone) : n (4-substitutedbenzoyl chlorides ) ] ; the rearrangement was performed for 2 ~6 h at 30 ~ 60 ℃ ;the cyclization took place for 2 ~5 h at 80 ~ 100 ℃ ,with the catalyst of acetic acid/sulfuric acid ( V( acetic acid) : V( sulfuric acid )=(15~20):l]. Under the optimum reaction conditions, the target products were obtained with overall yields of 50% ~ 75% and with a purity of more than 95%. The structures of the compounds were confirmed by 'HNMR,IR and MS.%以2-羟基-4-甲氧基苯乙酮和4种对位取代的苯甲酰氯为原料,经过酯化、重排、成环3步反应方便地合成了4种7-甲氧基-4’-取代黄酮类化合物,并对各步反应条件进行了优化,得到的优化条件为:酯化反应∶常温反应0.5~4 h,n(2-羟基-4-甲氧基苯乙酮)∶n(对位取代苯甲酰氯)=1∶(1.0~1.3);重排反应:反应温度30 ~ 60℃,反应时间2~6 h;成环反应:反应温度80~100℃,反应时间2~5h,催化剂CH3COOH/H2SO4两者体积比(15~20)∶1.目标产物总收率50%~75%,HPLC分析纯度达95%以上.化合物结构经1HNMR、IR和MS证实.

  9. Interconversion study in 1,4-substituted six-membered cyclohexane-type rings. Structure and dynamics of trans-1,4-dibromo-1,4-dicyanocyclohexane.

    Bain, Alex D; Baron, Maximo; Burger, Steven K; Kowalewski, Valdemar J; Rodríguez, Marina Belén

    2011-08-25

    Cyclohexane is an extremely flexible molecule that oscillates, at room temperature, between two clearly distinct and extreme conformations that cannot be distinguished at room temperature; so much so that the NMR spectrum is a single line that includes all 12 protons be they axial or equatorial. This raises the interesting question as to what happens when there are equal substituents at the 1 and 4 carbon atoms of the ring. Therefore substitution in the 1,4-positions in the cyclohexane ring has been the subject of considerable interest because some form of interconversion between extreme conformations could lead to the existence of a rather unusual behavior. To study this problem, the interconversion in (di- or tetra-1,4)-substituted six-membered cyclohexane-type rings, trans-1,4-dibromo-1,4-dicyanocyclohexane, was found to be a particularly suitable candidate. Although X-ray diffraction studies on the crystalline solid found the molecule to be centrosymmetric, it still shows a significant dipole moment μ in solution, as determined with a procedure that leads to the vapor phase values of μ. Furthermore, the low magnetic field proton NMR spectrum at ambient temperature appears as a single line, a situation that changes with increasing field intensity and different solvents. Both these effects are attributed to dynamics, because small distortions can easily disrupt the exact cancellation of the individual dipoles (which are quite strong) associated with each end of the molecule. The molecule can exist in two forms, with both the bromines in an axial geometry or both in an equatorial position. Interconversion between these forms is observed, as in the parent cyclohexane. The single NMR line observed at low magnetic fields is due to fast exchange and requires that the two forms have roughly equal populations. Spectra obtained at low temperature confirm this, and variable-temperature studies allow measurement of the rates, leading to an enthalpy of activation of 62 k

  10. Frozen Scope and Grammatical Optimization

    Freedman, Michael

    2014-01-01

    The literature on quantifier scope has repeatedly observed that some otherwise expected permutations of scope taking elements are unavailable. Various methods have been proffered explaining these facts. This thesis aims to unify three disparate areas where the scope of operators seems to be frozen: the interaction of universal quantifiers with…

  11. SYNTHESIS OF SOME NEW 1-SUBSTITUTED 3-TRIFLUROMETHYL-5-PHENYL-4- (SUBSTITUTED PHENYL AZO PYRAZOLES AS ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS Synthese einiger NEW 1-substituierten 3-Trifluormethyl-5-phenyl-4- (Substituiertes Phenyl AZO PYRAZOLE als Antipilzmittel

    Vineeta Sareen, Vineeta Khatri and Prakash Jain

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Some new fluorine containing azo pyrazoles have been synthesized by the condensation of hydrazono derivatives (obtained by the reaction of 1, 3-diketone with diazonium salts in the presence of sodium acetate, with substituted hydrazines to give 1-substituted-3-trifluoromethyl- 5-phenyl-4-(substituted phenyl azo pyrazoles. The structure of these compounds are confirmed on the basis of elemental analysis and spectral studies.

  12. SCOPE New Photographic Practices

    Arthur, Mervyn; Baseman, Jordan; Behr, Bernd; Biswas, Sutapa; Chance, Veronique; Cobbing, William; Coldwell, Paul; Cross, David; Dobai, Sarah; Douglas, Lorrice; Drabble, Neil; Gunning, Lucy; Hamann, Sigune; Haywood, Thomas; Ingham, Mark

    2011-01-01

    The photographic practices brought together for this exhibition and publication provide a broad scope of how photographic and lens based media may be used in order to have a visceral and conceptual impact. The methods on show demonstrate the way that artists might pick and choose from the approaches, processes and debates that have arisen through the medium’s history. This collection of work features film, video and photography that demand a renegotiation of the relationship between camera, s...

  13. SCOPE OF MULTIMEDIA EDUCATION

    Surender Kumar

    2016-01-01

    Multimedia includes a combination of text, still images, audio, animation, video, and interactivity content forms. At present, scope of Multimedia course is much more than Animation, the reason behind is its course contents and future career options, a person after doing this course can opt any field such as Graphic Designer, Layout Artist, Image Editor, Template Artist, Interface Designer, Web Designer, Web Master, Presentation Artist, Audio/Video Editor, 3D Animator, Game Designer, Sound Pr...

  14. Scoping studies for NET

    Scoping studies for NET using the SUPERCOIL system code are described. Capital cost optimized devices satisfying constraints imposed on stresses/strains, fields, access, etc. are compared. The main objectives are to determine what impact the main design characteristics, performance objectives and underlying plasma physics assumptions have on the parameters and cost of NET. A complete picture for choosing the main parameters of NET is developed and illustrated by the main NET study points used during the conceptual design phase. (orig.)

  15. Synthesis and antifungal activity of 1- ( 1 H-1, 2,4-triazol-1-yl) -2- (2,4-difluorophenyl)-3-(4-substituted acyl piperazin-1-yl)-2-propanols

    LIANG Shuang; LIU Chao-mei; ZHU Jie; HE Qiu-qin; JIANG Yuan-ying; CAO Yong-bin

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To study the effect of fluconzole derivatives from a side chain containing 4-substituted acyl piperazin-1-yl on antifungal activity. Methods: Fourteen title compounds were synthesized and confirmed by the elementary analysis, 1HNMR and IR spectra. Five deep fungal strains and 3 shallow fungal strains were chosen as the experimental strains. Minimum inhibitory concentrations(MICs) of all title compounds were determined by the method recommended by the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS) using RPMI 1640 test medium. Results: Among the 14title compounds, 12 were first reported. The results of preliminary antifungal test showed that all the title compounds exhibited potent antifungal activities to a certain extent. The activity of 4 compounds were more than 4 times as high as that of fluconazole and equal to that of ketoconazole against Candida albicans in vitro(MIC80 value≤0. 125 μg/ml). Conclusion:Introduction of a side chain containing 4-substituted acyl piperazin-l-yl into the main part of fluconazole has important influence on antifungal activities of title compounds.

  16. The Scope of Design Studying

    JIN Yin; Ren Wenying

    2007-01-01

    This article trys to discuss the scope of design studying in two fields.Firstly, design has three meanings: wide design, art design and industrial design.Secondly, design studying has five contents: cultural, philosophical, methodological, produced and marketable trends.

  17. The Scope of General Theory

    TERRY BOSWELL; CLIFF BROWN

    1999-01-01

    A “holy war†is being fought within comparative historical sociology between deductivists and inductivists over the scope of general theory. The issues include broad versus narrow scope conditions, explicit versus contingent theorizing, and theory testing versus theory building. The irony of the conflict is that each side makes ample use of the other's product, despite condemning its progenitor. The authors offer a hierarchical approach to qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) as a method...

  18. 32 CFR 989.18 - Scoping.

    2010-07-01

    ..., and impacts to be considered in the EIS (40 CFR 1508.25). The EPF must send scripts for scoping... initiate the public scoping process (40 CFR 1501.7) to determine the scope of issues to be addressed and to... soliciting written comments to conducting public scoping meetings (see 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1506.6(e))....

  19. Subject categories and scope descriptions

    This document is one in a series of publications known as the ETDE/INIS Joint Reference Series. It defines the subject categories and provides the scope descriptions to be used for categorization of the nuclear literature for the preparation of INIS and ETDE input by national and regional centres. Together with the other volumes of the INIS Reference Series it defines the rules, standards and practices and provides the authorities to be used in the International Nuclear Information System and ETDE. A complete list of the volumes published in the INIS Reference Series may be found on the inside front cover of this publication. This INIS/ETDE Reference Series document is intended to serve two purposes: to define the subject scope of the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) and the Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE) and to define the subject classification scheme of INIS and ETDE. It is thus the guide to the inputting centres in determining which items of literature should be reported, and in determining where the full bibliographic entry and abstract of each item should be included in INIS or ETDE database. Each category is identified by a category code consisting of three alphanumeric characters. A scope description is given for each subject category. The scope of INIS is the sum of the scopes of all the categories. With most categories cross references are provided to other categories where appropriate. Cross references should be of assistance in finding the appropriate category; in fact, by indicating topics that are excluded from the category in question, the cross references help to clarify and define the scope of the category to which they are appended. A Subject Index is included as an aid to subject classifiers, but it is only an aid and not a means for subject classification. It facilitates the use of this document, but is no substitute for the description of the scope of the subject categories

  20. Residential ventilation standards scoping study

    McKone, Thomas E.; Sherman, Max H.

    2003-10-01

    The goals of this scoping study are to identify research needed to develop improved ventilation standards for California's Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The 2008 Title 24 Standards are the primary target for the outcome of this research, but this scoping study is not limited to that timeframe. We prepared this scoping study to provide the California Energy Commission with broad and flexible options for developing a research plan to advance the standards. This document presents the findings of a scoping study commissioned by the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program of the California Energy Commission to determine what research is necessary to develop new residential ventilation requirements for California. This study is one of three companion efforts needed to complete the job of determining the ventilation needs of California residences, determining the bases for setting residential ventilation requirements, and determining appropriate ventilation technologies to meet these needs and requirements in an energy efficient manner. Rather than providing research results, this scoping study identifies important research questions along with the level of effort necessary to address these questions and the costs, risks, and benefits of pursuing alternative research questions. In approaching these questions and corresponding levels of effort, feasibility and timing were important considerations. The Commission has specified Summer 2005 as the latest date for completing this research in time to update the 2008 version of California's Energy Code (Title 24).

  1. Aircraft Mechanics: Scope and Sequence.

    Nashville - Davidson County Metropolitan Public Schools, TN.

    This scope and sequence guide, developed for an aircraft mechanics vocational education program, represents an initial step in the development of a systemwide articulated curriculum sequence for all vocational programs within the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System. It was developed as a result of needs expressed by teachers, parents, and…

  2. MANGANESE PERCHLORATE CATALYZED EFFICIENT GREENER SONOCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF ARYL-14-H-DIBENZO [3, J] XANTHENES AND 4-SUBSTITUTED 2H-CHROMEN-2-ONES Manganperchlorat katalysierten EFFICIENT GREENER Sonochemische Synthese von Aryl-14-H-DIBENZO [3, J] Xanthene und 4-substituierten 2H-chromen-2-one

    Bhupinder Kaur, Anupama Parmar and Harish Kumar

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Hydrated manganese perchlorate under ultrasonic irradiation is found to be an efficient, greener protocol for the synthesis of Aryl-14-H-dibenzo [α,j] xanthenes and 4- substituted 2H-Chromen-2-ones. The present methodology offers momentous improvement over various options for the synthesis of Aryl-14-H-dibenzo [α,j] xanthenes and 4-substituted 2HChromen-2-ones with regard to yield of the product, reaction time, simplicity in operation and green aspects by avoiding toxic solvents and high temperature.

  3. 75 FR 79339 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2010-12-20

    ... Rulings, 75 FR 52311 (August 25, 2010). This current notice covers all scope rulings and anticircumvention... its turbocharger spindle units are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; requested...

  4. 78 FR 32372 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2013-05-30

    ...). \\2\\ See Notice of Scope Rulings, 78 FR 9370 (February 8, 2013). Scope Rulings Made Between October 1... Republic of China Requestor: Tobacco Import USA (``TIU''); hookah charcoal tablets imported by TIU are...

  5. 76 FR 10558 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2011-02-25

    ... of Scope Rulings, 75 FR 79339 (December 20, 2010). This current notice covers all scope rulings and... Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of China. Requestor: Elgin Fastener Group; hex collared stud is...

  6. 78 FR 59653 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2013-09-27

    ...). \\2\\ See Notice of Scope Rulings, 78 FR 42934 (July 18, 2013). Scope Rulings Made Between April 1... (PTFE) resin products made from raw, unfilled PTFE powder from Russia and the People's Republic of...

  7. 78 FR 9370 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2013-02-08

    ....225(o). \\2\\ See Notice of Scope Rulings, 77 FR 52313 (August 29, 2012). Scope Rulings Made Between.... Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Tbk, and Paper Max, Ltd. (collectively ``APP''); (1) APP's Ningbo Fold...

  8. Making Patent Scopes Exceed the Technological Scopes of Scientific Inventions

    Beukel, Karin

    This paper presents the results of a grounded theory study of the transformation of scientific discoveries into patented inventions. Using an algebraic interpretive approach, the narratives collected during interviews are analyzed as Bayesian inferences and the developed theory is tested. The...... findings recast the relationship between science and patents as a process in which the way the transformation of the scientific invention is handled has an effect on the breadth of the patent scope. Unleashing patent scope surplus is dependent on processes related to abstraction and cognitive variety......, which can be mobilized by patent experts with both an in-depth understanding of the scientific discovery, due to their educational background in the life sciences, and capabilities within the legal framework for patenting. More specifically, the findings reveal previously unreported aspects of the...

  9. 76 FR 73596 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2011-11-29

    ... Scope Rulings, 76 FR 31301 (May 31, 2011). This current notice covers all scope rulings and...: C2F, Inc.; its PRO-0203-01 black journal and PTL-018121 black bound-stitched journal are not within... scope of the antidumping duty order; requested October 12, 2010. A-570-900: Diamond Sawblades and...

  10. Design, Synthesis, and Preclinical Evaluation of 4-Substituted-5-methyl-furo[2,3-d]pyrimidines as Microtubule Targeting Agents That Are Effective against Multidrug Resistant Cancer Cells.

    Devambatla, Ravi Kumar Vyas; Namjoshi, Ojas A; Choudhary, Shruti; Hamel, Ernest; Shaffer, Corena V; Rohena, Cristina C; Mooberry, Susan L; Gangjee, Aleem

    2016-06-23

    The design, synthesis, and biological evaluations of eight 4-substituted 5-methyl-furo[2,3-d]pyrimidines are reported. Synthesis involved N(4)-alkylation of N-aryl-5-methylfuro[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-amines, obtained from Ullmann coupling of 4-amino-5-methylfuro[2,3-d]pyrimidine and appropriate aryl iodides. Compounds 3, 4, and 9 showed potent microtubule depolymerizing activities, while compounds 6-8 had slightly lower potency. Compounds 4, 6, 7, and 9 inhibited tubulin assembly with IC50 values comparable to that of combretastatin A-4 (CA-4). Compounds 3, 4, and 6-9 circumvented Pgp and βIII-tubulin mediated drug resistance, mechanisms that can limit the efficacy of paclitaxel, docetaxel, and the vinca alkaloids. In the NCI 60-cell line panel, compound 3 exhibited GI50 values less than 10 nM in 47 of the cell lines. In an MDA-MB-435 xenograft model, compound 3 had statistically significant antitumor effects. The biological effects of 3 identify it as a novel, potent microtubule depolymerizing agent with antitumor activity. PMID:27213719

  11. The Scope of Existential Spatiality

    Dimitri Ginev

    2011-01-01

    The paper does not suggest an outline of a comprehensive theory of existential spatiality. Its aim is much moderate – to reveal those aspects of the constitution of meaning within the totality of being in the world which delineate the scope of the problematic under investigation. Since these aspects are addressed by various kinds of constitutional analysis of meaning, a special effort is devoted to overcoming discrepancies among three basic phenomenological discourses – hermeneutic phenomenol...

  12. Product Scope and Endogenous Fluctuations

    Weder, Mark; Pavlov, Oscar

    2015-01-01

    Recent empirical evidence suggests that product creation is procyclical and it occurs largely within existing fi rms. Motivated by these findings, the current paper investigates the role of intrafi rm product scope choice in a general equilibrium economy with oligopolistic producers. We show that the multi-product nature of fi rms makes the economy signifi cantly more susceptible to sunspot equilibria. The estimated indeterminate model generates artifi cial business cycles that closely resemb...

  13. The EarthScope Portal

    Baru, C.; Ahern, T.; Anderson, G.; Behrends, K.; Casey, R.; Hoyt, B.; Kamb, L.; Lin, K.; Meertens, C.; Memon, A.; Muench, J.; Stolte, C.; Weertman, B.; Weiland, C.

    2007-12-01

    The EarthScope Portal is being developed in order to provide a unified, single-point of access to EarthScope data products from USArray, PBO, and SAFOD experiments. The portal will feature basic search and data access capabilities to allow users to discover and access EarthScope data using spatial, temporal, and other metadata- based search conditions. In this presentation, we will describe the features and design of the portal, which is being developed by a team consisting of GEON (Geosciences Network, http://www.geongrid.org), IRIS, UNAVCO, and Stanford. The portal search module invokes Web services developed by IRIS, UNAVCO, and Stanford to search for EarthScope data in the archives at each of these locations. The Web services provide information about all resources (data) that match the specified search conditions. Users will be able to select from the returned data sets, add selected data to a "data cart", and request the selected data to be packaged for download to the user. The initial services being defined are for "station discovery", to find which stations are available for specified spatial and temporal bounds, and "data discovery", to find the data sets that are available from the stations. Users will subsequently be able to choose the specific datasets, which will be assembled in a user "workspace" and available for download. The EarthScope Portal leverages the significant portal development efforts of the GEON Project at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, SDSC (http://portal.geongrid.org), and the development of Web services interfaces at the three data archive facilities. The portal is implemented using the open source GridSphere portal software infrastructure which supports the well-known Java portlet interface, viz. JSR 168 or the Portlet API. It uses a set of "core" portlets that have been developed in GEON for Data Registration, Search, and Workspace Services. We will provide a report on the current state of development of the Portal. A

  14. IDC Reengineering Phase 2 Project Scope.

    Harris, James M.

    2015-02-01

    This report provides a brief description of the scope of the IDC Reengineering Phase 2 project. It describes the goals and objectives of reengineering, the system definition, and the technical scope of the system. REVISIONS Version Date Author/Team Revision Description Authorized by 1.0 9/25/2014 SNL IDC Reengineering Team Unlimited Release for I2 M. Harris 1.1 28/01/2015 IDC Reengineering Team Align with previous IDC scope document E. Tomuta

  15. 46 CFR 162.050-1 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... APPROVAL ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT Pollution Prevention Equipment § 162.050-1 Scope. (a) This subpart contains... facility authorized to conduct approval tests; (5) Marking requirements; and (6) Factory...

  16. 42 CFR 456.150 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS UTILIZATION CONTROL Utilization Control: Mental Hospitals § 456.150 Scope. This subpart prescribes requirements for control of utilization of inpatient services in mental hospitals,...

  17. 77 FR 9893 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2012-02-21

    ... Rulings, 76 FR 73596 (November 29, 2011). This current notice covers all scope rulings and... Distributing, Inc.'s cast smart splitter is not within the scope of the antidumping duty order; June 6, 2011. A...: Ashley Furniture Industries Inc.; certain polyurethane mirrors and an upholstered mirror are ] not...

  18. 16 CFR 316.1 - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope. 316.1 Section 316.1 Commercial Practices FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION REGULATIONS UNDER SPECIFIC ACTS OF CONGRESS CAN-SPAM RULE § 316.1 Scope. This part implements the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of...

  19. 10 CFR 766.100 - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope. 766.100 Section 766.100 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY URANIUM ENRICHMENT DECONTAMINATION AND DECOMMISSIONING FUND; PROCEDURES FOR SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OF DOMESTIC UTILITIES Procedures for Special Assessment § 766.100 Scope. This subpart sets forth the procedures for the Special Assessment of...

  20. 50 CFR 520.2 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope. 520.2 Section 520.2 Wildlife and Fisheries MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF AGENCY MATERIALS § 520.2 Scope. (a) These... techniques and procedures, or (vi) Endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement personnel;...

  1. 78 FR 42934 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2013-07-18

    ...). \\2\\ See Notice of Scope Rulings, 78 FR 32372 (May 30, 2013). Scope Rulings Made Between January 1... duty order; March 7, 2013. A-570-970 and C-570-971: Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's... orders, and ASC's ladders, models ASE, ASH, and DJX3-W, and strip door mounting brackets are within...

  2. 19 CFR 177.0 - Scope.

    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope. 177.0 Section 177.0 Customs Duties U.S...) ADMINISTRATIVE RULINGS § 177.0 Scope. This part relates to the issuance of rulings to importers and other... Act of 1930, as amended). Nor do the provisions of part 177 apply to requests for decisions of...

  3. 34 CFR 601.1 - Scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope. 601.1 Section 601.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INSTITUTION AND LENDER REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO EDUCATION LOANS General § 601.1 Scope. This...

  4. 19 CFR 123.0 - Scope.

    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope. 123.0 Section 123.0 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH CANADA AND MEXICO § 123.0 Scope. This part contains special regulations pertaining to Customs procedures at the Canadian and...

  5. The Scope of the 1992 Water Convention

    Merkouris, Panos; Fitzmaurice, Malgosia; Tanzi, Attila; McIntyre, Owen; Kolliopoulos, Alexandros; Rieu-Clarke, Alistair; Kinna, Rémy

    2015-01-01

    This Chapter will be devoted to the scope of the 1992 Water Convention. Its focus will be the general legal framework of the Convention, as the detailed analysis of its normative scope and the overview of its underlying legal principles will be discussed elsewhere in this publication. Suffice to say

  6. 31 CFR 103.80 - Scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope. 103.80 Section 103.80 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance FINANCIAL RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING OF CURRENCY AND FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS Administrative Rulings § 103.80 Scope. This subpart...

  7. 32 CFR 775.8 - Scoping.

    2010-07-01

    ... proposed action (40 CFR 1501.7). This process also serves to deemphasize insignificant issues, narrowing the scope of the EIS process accordingly (40 CFR 1500.4(g)). Scoping results in the identification by the proponent of the range of actions, alternatives, and impacts to be considered in the EIS (40...

  8. 40 CFR 21.1 - Scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope. 21.1 Section 21.1 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL SMALL BUSINESS § 21.1 Scope. This part establishes procedures for the issuance by EPA of the statements, referred to in section 7(g) of the Small Business...

  9. 10 CFR 850.1 - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope. 850.1 Section 850.1 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CHRONIC BERYLLIUM DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM General Provisions § 850.1 Scope. This part provides for establishment of a chronic beryllium disease prevention program (CBDPP) that supplements and is deemed...

  10. Anger perceptually and conceptually narrows cognitive scope.

    Gable, Philip A; Poole, Bryan D; Harmon-Jones, Eddie

    2015-07-01

    For the last 50 years, research investigating the effect of emotions on scope of cognitive processing was based on models proposing that affective valence determined cognitive scope. More recently, our motivational intensity model suggests that this past work had confounded valence with motivational intensity. Research derived from this model supports the idea that motivational intensity, rather than affective valence, explains much of the variance emotions have on cognitive scope. However, the motivational intensity model is limited in that the empirical work has examined only positive affects high in approach and negative affects high in avoidance motivation. Thus, perhaps only approach-positive and avoidance-negative states narrow cognitive scope. The present research was designed to clarify these conceptual issues by examining the effect of anger, a negatively valenced approach-motivated state, on cognitive scope. Results revealed that anger narrowed attentional scope relative to a neutral state and that attentional narrowing to anger was similar to the attentional narrowing caused by high approach-motivated positive affects (Study 1). This narrowing of attention was related to trait approach motivation (Studies 2 and Study 3). Anger also narrowed conceptual cognitive categorization (Study 4). Narrowing of categorization related to participants' approach motivation toward anger stimuli. Together, these results suggest that anger, an approach-motivated negative affect, narrows perceptual and conceptual cognitive scope. More broadly, these results support the conceptual model that motivational intensity per se, rather than approach-positive and avoidance-negative states, causes a narrowing of cognitive scope. PMID:26011662

  11. 32 CFR 516.27 - Scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Scope. 516.27 Section 516.27 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AID OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS LITIGATION Individual Liability § 516.27 Scope. This subpart guidance when DA personnel, as a result of...

  12. 32 CFR 516.38 - Scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Scope. 516.38 Section 516.38 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AID OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS LITIGATION Environmental Litigation § 516.38 Scope. This subpart contains guidance, policies, and...

  13. 50 CFR 216.102 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... General Regulations Governing Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities § 216.102 Scope. The taking of small numbers of marine mammals under section 101(a)(5) (A) through (D) of...

  14. 16 CFR 432.1 - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS § 432.1 Scope. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section... entertainment purposes, such as for example, radios, record and tape players, radio-phonograph and/or...

  15. The Scope of Microeconomics: A Comment.

    Hansen, Lee W.

    1987-01-01

    This article offers an analysis of Strober's paper (see SO516707) on the scope of microeconomics. It concludes that useful suggestions are made regarding modifications needed in the Joint Council's "Framework" and "Master Curriculum Guide." (JDH)

  16. Scope of nanotechnology in modern textiles

    This review article demonstrates the scope and applications of nanotechnology towards modification and development of advanced textile fibers, yarns and fabrics and their processing techniques. Basically, it summarizes the recent advances made in nanotechnology and its applications to cotton textil...

  17. 30 CFR 90.1 - Scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... STANDARDS-COAL MINERS WHO HAVE EVIDENCE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF PNEUMOCONIOSIS General § 90.1 Scope. This Part... areas of underground coal mines and who have evidence of the development of pneumoconiosis to work in...

  18. 12 CFR 747.1 - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS AFFECTING CREDIT UNIONS ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS, ADJUDICATIVE HEARINGS, RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE, AND INVESTIGATIONS Uniform Rules of Practice and Procedure § 747.1 Scope. This subpart prescribes uniform rules of practice and procedure applicable...

  19. 48 CFR 22.1500 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor 22.1500 Scope. This subpart applies to acquisitions of supplies that...

  20. 77 FR 50084 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2012-08-20

    ... Rulings, 77 FR 38767 (June 29, 2012). Scope Rulings Completed Between January 1, 2012, and March 31, 2012... and Paper Mills, PT. Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Tbk, and Paper Max, Ltd. (collectively ``APP''); (1)...

  1. Solomon Islands: Malaita Hub scoping report

    Schwarz, A.M.; Andrew, N.; Govan, H.; Harohau, D.; Oeta, J.

    2013-01-01

    The CGIAR Research Program (CRP) Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) will target five countries, including Solomon Islands. The proposed hubs for Solomon Islands were to cover most provinces, referencing the Western, Central and Eastern regions. Scoping of the initial ‘Central’ hub was undertaken in Guadalcanal, Malaita and Central Islands provinces and this report details findings from all three. As scoping progressed however, it was agreed that, based on the AAS context and priority need...

  2. 48 CFR 36.302 - Scope of work.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope of work. 36.302... Scope of work. The agency shall develop, either in-house or by contract, a scope of work that defines the project and states the Government's requirements. The scope of work may include criteria...

  3. 77 FR 63309 - Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Public Scoping Meeting and Extension of Scoping...

    2012-10-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Public Scoping Meeting and Extension of Scoping Period for the Planned Constitution Pipeline Project On October 24, 2012, the...

  4. Harry Potter and the sorcerer's scope: latent scope biases in explanatory reasoning.

    Khemlani, Sangeet S; Sussman, Abigail B; Oppenheimer, Daniel M

    2011-04-01

    What makes a good explanation? We examine the function of latent scope, i.e., the number of unobserved phenomena that an explanation can account for. We show that individuals prefer narrow latent scope explanations-those that account for fewer unobserved effects-to broader explanations. In Experiments 1a-d, participants found narrow latent scope explanations to be both more satisfying and more likely. In Experiment 2 we directly manipulated base rate information and again found a preference for narrow latent scope explanations. Participants in Experiment 3 evaluated more natural explanations of unexpected observations, and again displayed a bias for narrow latent scope explanations. We conclude by considering what this novel bias tells us about how humans evaluate explanations and engage in causal reasoning. PMID:21264612

  5. The ParaScope parallel programming environment

    Cooper, Keith D.; Hall, Mary W.; Hood, Robert T.; Kennedy, Ken; Mckinley, Kathryn S.; Mellor-Crummey, John M.; Torczon, Linda; Warren, Scott K.

    1993-01-01

    The ParaScope parallel programming environment, developed to support scientific programming of shared-memory multiprocessors, includes a collection of tools that use global program analysis to help users develop and debug parallel programs. This paper focuses on ParaScope's compilation system, its parallel program editor, and its parallel debugging system. The compilation system extends the traditional single-procedure compiler by providing a mechanism for managing the compilation of complete programs. Thus, ParaScope can support both traditional single-procedure optimization and optimization across procedure boundaries. The ParaScope editor brings both compiler analysis and user expertise to bear on program parallelization. It assists the knowledgeable user by displaying and managing analysis and by providing a variety of interactive program transformations that are effective in exposing parallelism. The debugging system detects and reports timing-dependent errors, called data races, in execution of parallel programs. The system combines static analysis, program instrumentation, and run-time reporting to provide a mechanical system for isolating errors in parallel program executions. Finally, we describe a new project to extend ParaScope to support programming in FORTRAN D, a machine-independent parallel programming language intended for use with both distributed-memory and shared-memory parallel computers.

  6. 20 CFR 411.100 - Scope.

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope. 411.100 Section 411.100 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION THE TICKET TO WORK AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM Introduction § 411... managers to assist us in the administration of the Ticket to Work program. (e) Subpart E...

  7. 48 CFR 23.1000 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE Federal Compliance With Right-To-Know Laws and Pollution Prevention Requirements 23.1000 Scope...) Compliance with right-to-know laws and pollution prevention requirements; (b) Implementation of...

  8. 5 CFR 179.202 - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope. 179.202 Section 179.202 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS CLAIMS COLLECTION STANDARDS... implementing the Federal Claims Collection Act (31 U.S.C. 3711 et seq., 4 CFR parts 101-105, 38 CFR 1.900...

  9. 21 CFR 892.1 - Scope.

    2010-04-01

    ... DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES RADIOLOGY DEVICES General Provisions § 892.1 Scope. (a) This part sets forth the classification of radiology devices... devices, as required by § 807.87. (c) To avoid duplicative listings, a radiology device that has two...

  10. 14 CFR 77.21 - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope. 77.21 Section 77.21 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRSPACE OBJECTS... Alaska or Pacific Airman's Guide and Chart Supplement; or (2) A planned or proposed airport or an...

  11. 14 CFR 77.11 - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope. 77.11 Section 77.11 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRSPACE OBJECTS... supplemental notices 48 hours before the start and upon the completion of certain construction or...

  12. 22 CFR 309.13 - Scope.

    2010-04-01

    ... offset; (3) 5 CFR part 550, subpart K, setting forth the minimum requirements for executive agency regulations on salary offset; and (4) 31 CFR parts 900 through 904, the Federal Claims Collections Standards... PEACE CORPS DEBT COLLECTION Salary Offset § 309.13 Scope. (a) The provisions of this section apply...

  13. 24 CFR 17.1 - Scope; definitions.

    2010-04-01

    ... Tort Claims Act issued by the Attorney General (31 FR 16616; 28 CFR part 14). (c) The terms Department and Organizational unit are defined in 24 CFR part 5. Procedures ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope; definitions. 17.1 Section...

  14. 45 CFR 1355.10 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) OFFICE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THE ADMINISTRATION ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, FOSTER CARE MAINTENANCE PAYMENTS, ADOPTION ASSISTANCE, AND CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES GENERAL § 1355.10 Scope. Unless...

  15. 7 CFR 3.51 - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... Secretary of Agriculture DEBT MANAGEMENT Administrative Wage Garnishment § 3.51 Scope. (a) This subpart applies to any agency that administers a program that gives rise to a delinquent nontax debt owed to the United States and to any agency that pursues recovery of such debt. (b) This subpart shall...

  16. 20 CFR 901.0 - Scope.

    2010-04-01

    ...' Benefits JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE PERFORMANCE OF ACTUARIAL SERVICES UNDER THE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974 § 901.0 Scope. This part contains rules governing the performance of actuarial services under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of...

  17. 21 CFR 17.1 - Scope.

    2010-04-01

    ... act that relate to prescription drug marketing practices. (b) Section 303(f)(1) of the act authorizing... mitigation strategies for drugs. (d) Section 303(g)(1) of the act authorizing civil money penalties for... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope. 17.1 Section 17.1 Food and Drugs FOOD...

  18. 16 CFR 1101.2. - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS INFORMATION DISCLOSURE UNDER SECTION 6(b) OF THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT Background § 1101.2. Scope. Section 6(b) and these... Law 110-278, 122 Stat. 2602 (July 17, 2008)....

  19. 77 FR 38767 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2012-06-29

    ... Rulings, 77 FR 32568 (June 1, 2012). This current notice covers all scope rulings and anticircumvention...-968: Aluminum Extrusions from the People's Republic of China Requestor: Rubbermaid; cleaning system...: Aluminum Extrusions from the People's Republic of China Requestor: Rubbermaid; non-extruded...

  20. 21 CFR 878.1 - Scope.

    2010-04-01

    ... PLASTIC SURGERY DEVICES General Provisions § 878.1 Scope. (a) This part sets forth the classification of general and plastic surgery devices intended for human use that are in commercial distribution. (b) The... listings, a general and plastic surgery device that has two or more types of uses (e.g., used both as...

  1. 43 CFR 15.1 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ...: Interior Office of the Secretary of the Interior KEY LARGO CORAL REEF PRESERVE § 15.1 Scope. The State of Florida has established a similar coral reef preserve on an area situated shoreward of a line three geographic miles from Key Largo and contiguous to the Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve. It is the policy of...

  2. 76 FR 31301 - Notice of Scope Rulings

    2011-05-31

    ... Rulings, 76 FR 10558 (February 25, 2011). This current notice covers all scope rulings and... Furniture from the People's Republic of China. Requestor: Stork Craft Manufacturing; whether its infant... tissue paper from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') are circumventing the antidumping...

  3. 46 CFR 58.16-1 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) MARINE ENGINEERING MAIN AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY AND RELATED SYSTEMS Liquefied Petroleum Gases for Cooking and Heating § 58.16-1 Scope. (a) This subpart prescribes standards for the use of liquefied petroleum gas for heating and cooking on inspected vessels,...

  4. 34 CFR 686.30 - Scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope. 686.30 Section 686.30 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TEACHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE AND HIGHER EDUCATION (TEACH) GRANT...

  5. 14 CFR 171.21 - Scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... FACILITIES NON-FEDERAL NAVIGATION FACILITIES Nondirectional Radio Beacon Facilities § 171.21 Scope. (a) This... radio beacon facilities that are to be involved in the approval of instrument flight rules and air traffic control procedures related to those facilities. (b) A nondirectional radio beacon (“H”...

  6. Interdisciplinary Doctoral Research Supervision: A Scoping Review

    Vanstone, Meredith; Hibbert, Kathy; Kinsella, Elizabeth Anne; McKenzie, Pam; Pitman, Allan; Lingard, Lorelei

    2013-01-01

    This scoping literature review examines the topic of interdisciplinary doctoral research supervision. Interdisciplinary doctoral research programs are expanding in response to encouragement from funding agencies and enthusiasm from faculty and students. In an acknowledgement that the search for creative and innovative solutions to complex problems…

  7. On the Scope of Egalitarian Justice

    Joseph Heath

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available It is not clear whether the social contract is supposed to merely supplement the unequal gains that individuals are able to make through the exercise of their natural endowments with a set of equal gains secured through social cooperation, or whether the social contract must also compensate individuals for the effects of these natural inequalities, so that they literally become all equal. The issue concerns, in effect, whether natural inequality falls within the scope of egalitarian justice. I think it is fair to say that the majority of egalitarians assume that the principle of equality imposes an obligation to redress natural inequality. Yet there is no consensus on this issue. David Gauthier has made the rejection of the principle of redress a central component of his project. It has often escaped notice that John Rawls also rejects the principle of redress. Thus it is not just anti-egalitarians who reject the principle of redress. There is a current of egalitarian thought– which we might call, for lack of a better term, narrow-scope egalitarianism – which also rejects this principle. In this paper, I would like to show that there is considerable wisdom in the narrow-scope egalitarian position. Many of the problems that lead theorists to reject egalitarianism in its entirety are a consequence, not of the principle of equality per se, but rather of the commitment to redress natural inequality. The narrow-scope view avoids all of these difficulties.

  8. 19 CFR 174.0 - Scope.

    2010-04-01

    ... applicable to Canadian and Mexican exporters and producers regarding administrative review and appeal of...) PROTESTS § 174.0 Scope. This part deals with the administrative review of decisions of the port director, including the requirements for the filing of protests against such decisions, amendment of protests,...

  9. 49 CFR 234.1 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... TRANSPORTATION GRADE CROSSING SIGNAL SYSTEM SAFETY AND STATE ACTION PLANS General § 234.1 Scope. This part imposes minimum maintenance, inspection, and testing standards for highway-rail grade crossing warning... particular identified States to develop State highway-rail grade crossing action plans. This part does...

  10. 44 CFR 206.343 - Scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope. 206.343 Section 206.343 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... orientation which is unrelated to development is not subject to the requirements of these regulations....

  11. 21 CFR 26.3 - Scope.

    2010-04-01

    ... PHARMACEUTICAL GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE REPORTS, MEDICAL DEVICE QUALITY SYSTEM AUDIT REPORTS, AND CERTAIN... Provisions for Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices § 26.3 Scope. (a) The provisions of this subpart... inspections and the good manufacturing practices (GMP's) requirements. (c) Appendix B of this subpart...

  12. Consumer Behavior: Its Scope and Boundary.

    Sirgy, M. Joseph

    Consumer behavior can be conceptualized by introducing a theoretical framework which defines its scope and boundary and identifies six developmental levels. The infancy stage, Level I, is the study of consumer behavior referred to as the scientific study of psychological structure and process dynamics of individuals consuming an economic good…

  13. The widening scope of mentalizing: a discussion

    Fonagy, P.; Bateman, A

    2011-01-01

    The editors of this special issue have commissioned us to bring together some of the conceptual and empirical research presented in six intriguing papers that illustrate the widening scope of mentalization. Our discussion will look at each paper in turn, but bring ideas and findings from the other papers into focus when relevant.

  14. 32 CFR 319.3 - Scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... INTELLIGENCE AGENCY PRIVACY PROGRAM § 319.3 Scope. (a) Any individual who is a citizen of the United States or... Defense Intelligence Agency. (b) These rules apply to those systems of records: (1) Maintained by the Defense Intelligence Agency; (2) For which the Defense Intelligence Agency prescribes the content...

  15. 40 CFR 35.917-4 - Planning scope and detail.

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Planning scope and detail. 35.917-4 Section 35.917-4 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL... Planning scope and detail. (a) Initially, the geographic scope of step 1 grant assistance shall be based...

  16. 45 CFR 703.3 - Scope of subject matter.

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope of subject matter. 703.3 Section 703.3... AND FUNCTIONS OF STATE ADVISORY COMMITTEES § 703.3 Scope of subject matter. The scope of the subject matter to be dealt with by Advisory Committees shall be those subjects of inquiry or study with which...

  17. Examining Young Students' Problem Scoping in Engineering Design

    Watkins, Jessica; Spencer, Kathleen; Hammer, David

    2014-01-01

    Problem scoping--determining the nature and boundaries of a problem--is an essential aspect of the engineering design process. Some studies from engineering education suggest that beginning students tend to skip problem scoping or oversimplify a problem. However, the ways these studies often characterize students' problem scoping often do not…

  18. Reduced attentional scope in cocaine polydrug users.

    Lorenza S Colzato

    Full Text Available Cocaine is Europe's second preferred recreational drug after cannabis but very little is known about possible cognitive impairments in the upcoming type of recreational cocaine user (monthly consumption. We asked whether recreational use of cocaine impacts early attentional selection processes. Cocaine-free polydrug controls (n = 18 and cocaine polydrug users (n = 18 were matched on sex, age, alcohol consumption, and IQ (using the Raven's progressive matrices, and were tested by using the Global-Local task to measure the scope of attention. Cocaine polydrug users attended significantly more to local aspects of attended events, which fits with the idea that a reduced scope of attention may be associated with the perpetuation of the use of the drug.

  19. Latin American forensic pathology: scope and needs

    Gabriel M. Fonseca

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Pathology pertains to the study of a disease; from ancient times it has sought to explain the cause of death through postmortem examination. The advancement of science and technology has led to a greater definition of roles and has favored its development through different subspecialties among which we stands out forensic pathology. This discipline has its own characteristics, scope, case series, procedures and terminology. Likewise, although forensic pathology does not differ substantially from clinical pathology, significant differences can be found between the Anglo American approach and the Latin American approach. Beyond semantics of these alleged differences, the article reviews the concepts involved and discusses the scope and requirements needed to qualify experts, in the understanding that globalizing criteria should establish new paradigms and define the specific roles of the specialty.

  20. Revising the Complex Economics of Patent Scope

    Howells, John

    Merges and Nelson claim to have provided an empirically grounded argument that pioneer patents of 'broad' scope are used to block technological development. It is widely understood in both law and economics that they have, as they claim, faulted Kitch's 'prospect theory' of patents, a theory that a...... function of patents is to enable the coordinated development of novel technical ideas. This article is a critical review of Merges and Nelson's historical empirical evidence. I find that, first, 'broad' scope is only implicated in one of the examples cited by Merges and Nelson as supportive evidence - the...... Wright brothers' warped-wing patent; second, that strict development block, defined as the prevention, or retardation of the development of technology understood to be capable of useful development, was not illustrated by any of their examples. Therefore I conclude that their general thesis is not...

  1. Synthesis and characterization of new 2-amino-4-(substituted phenyl-6-(7’’-methoxy, 3’’,4’’-dihydro, 2’’,2’’-dimethyl-2hbenzopyran pyrimidines and their bio evaluation

    Murthy Y.L.N.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A series of eight novel 2-amino-4-(substituted phenyl-6-(7"- methoxy, 3",4"-dihydro, 2",2"-dimethyl-2H-benzopyran pyrimidines were designed and synthesized by utilizing benzene-1,3-diol as starting material. The structures of the isolated products (6a-h were established through 1HNMR, 13C-NMR, and FT-IR spectroscopic techniques and elemental analysis. The synthesized compounds were utilized for screening antimicrobial properties against gram positive (Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus faecalis, gram negative bacteria (Enterococcus faecalis, Escheria coli, Proteus vulgaris and fungi (Pencillian expasom, Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans using Ampicillin and Ketoconazole. Most of the compounds showed moderate to high antibacterial and antifungal activities against studied strains with inhibition zones between 8 and 30 mm.

  2. The Scope of Moore's Ethical Intuitionism

    Ali Akbar Abdolabadi

    2009-01-01

    One of the most fundamental questions about G. E. Moore's ethical intuitionism relates to its scope. Does Moore's ethical intuitionism only relate to the value - ethical terms and the ethical judgments or propositions containing them, or beside those terms and judgments or propositions, it relate to the obligatory ethical terms and the ethical judgments or propositions containing them? In this paper, we will try to show, by an analytic - critical method, that contrary to som...

  3. Framing maternal morbidity: WHO scoping exercise

    Vanderkruik, Rachel C; Tunçalp, Özge; Chou, Doris; Say, Lale

    2013-01-01

    Background Maternal morbidity estimations are not based on well-documented methodologies and thus have limited validity for informing efforts to address the issue and improve maternal health. To fill this gap, maternal morbidity needs to be clearly defined, driving the development of tools and indicators to measure and monitor maternal health. This article describes the scoping exercise conducted by the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive of Health and Research (WHO/RHR), a...

  4. How the Cloud Stretches the SOA Scope

    Lakshmanan G

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In this article, we will describe how the enterprise serviceoriented-architecture (SOA scope is stretched with the advent of cloud computing. With the help of the case study of a fictitious global retailer, we will demonstrate the process for identifying cloud scenarios. Also, we will come across an emerging breed of distributed applications—both on-premise and in the Cloud—and discuss the integration considerations for building them.

  5. Superposition and Entanglement from Quantum Scope

    Wang, Dong-sheng

    2011-01-01

    The abstract framework of quantum mechanics (QM) causes the well-known weirdness, which leads to the field of foundation of QM. We constructed the new concept, i.e., scope, to lay the foundation of quantum coherence and openness, also the principles of superposition and entanglement. We studied analytically and quantitatively the quantum correlations and information, also we discussed the physical essence of the existed entanglement measures. We compared with several other approaches to the f...

  6. Industrial Scope of Agglomeration Economies in Brazil

    Ana Maria Bonomi Barufi; Eduardo A. Haddad, Peter Nijkamp

    2015-01-01

    The tendency towards urbanization in the emerging world accompanied by the constant pursuit for higher productivity prompts an urge for studies aiming at understanding agglomeration economies. In the context of Brazil, a country with extremely high regional disparities, exploring this issue is important not only for private stakeholders, but also for public policy practitioners. In the framework of static agglomeration effects, we investigate the industrial scope of agglomeration economies in...

  7. Home care safety markers: a scoping review.

    Macdonald, Marilyn; Lang, Ariella; Storch, Jan; Stevenson, Lynn; Donaldson, Susan; Barber, Tanya; Iaboni, Kristine

    2013-01-01

    Safety in home care is a new research frontier, and one in which demand for services continues to rise. A scoping review of the home care literature on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure was thus completed to identify safety markers that could serve to develop our understanding of safety in this sector. Results generated seven safety markers: (a) Home alone; (b) A fixed agenda in a foreign language; (c) Strangers in the home; (d) The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker; (e) Medication mania; (f) Out of pocket: The cost of caring at home; and (g) My health for yours: Declining caregiver health. PMID:23679662

  8. Tokamak Engineering Technology Facility scoping study

    Stacey, W.M. Jr.; Abdou, M.A.; Bolta, C.C.

    1976-03-01

    A scoping study for a Tokamak Engineering Technology Facility (TETF) is presented. The TETF is a tokamak with R = 3 m and I/sub p/ = 1.4 MA based on the counterstreaming-ion torus mode of operation. The primary purpose of TETF is to demonstrate fusion technologies for the Experimental Power Reactor (EPR), but it will also serve as an engineering and radiation test facility. TETF has several technological systems (e.g., superconducting toroidal-field coil, tritium fuel cycle, impurity control, first wall) that are prototypical of EPR.

  9. Objectives, scope and programme of work

    The objectives and scope for Working Group 1 were: (1) to estimate needs for nuclear energy and correlated needs for uranium and heavy water according to different fuel cycle strategies; (2) to review uranium availability; (3) to review heavy water availability; (4) to review thorium availability; (5) to consider special needs of developing countries. Sub-Groups were formed to carry out specific parts of the evaluation as follows: Sub-Group A: Nuclear Growth and Demand. Sub-Group B: Nuclear Fuel Resources. Sub-Group C: Technical and Political Aspects of Uranium and Thorium Exploration and Production. Sub-Group D: Heavy Water Availability

  10. Hardware Support for Safety-critical Java Scope Checks

    Rios Rivas, Juan Ricardo; Schoeberl, Martin

    2012-01-01

    Memory management in Safety-Critical Java (SCJ) is based on time bounded, non garbage collected scoped memory regions used to store temporary objects. Scoped memory regions may have different life times during the execution of a program and hence, to avoid leaving dangling pointers, it is necessary...... in terms of execution time for applications where cross-scope references are frequent. Our proposal was implemented and tested on the Java Optimized Processor (JOP)....

  11. Requirements scoping outside product lines : Systematic Literature Review and Survey

    Kollu, Ravichandra Kumar

    2016-01-01

    Context: Scoping is admitted as a key activity in Market Driven Software Development for handling the constant inflow of requirements. It helps in identifying the features, domains and products which help for gaining economic benefits in Software Product Line (SPL) development. Beyond SPL, managing the scope of the project is a major risk for project management. Continuously changing scope creates a congestion state to handle the requirements inflow which causes negative consequences like sco...

  12. CMS Phase II Upgrade Scope Document

    Butler, J; Klute, M; Mans, J; Silvestris, L; on behalf of the CMS, Collaboration; CERN. Geneva. The LHC experiments Committee; LHCC

    2015-01-01

    The High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) has been identified as the highest priority program in High Energy Physics by both the European Strategy Group and the US Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel. To fulfil the full potential of this program, which includes the study of the nature of the Higgs boson, the investigation of the properties of any newly discovered particles in the upcoming LHC runs, and the extension of the mass reach for further discoveries, an integrated luminosity of 3000 fb-1 will have to be accumulated by the end of the program. In preparation for operation at the HL-LHC , CMS has documented the necessary upgrades and their expected costs in a Technical Proposal submitted to the CERN LHC Committee (LHCC) in mid-2015. The material presented in the current “Scope Document” provides additional information to assist the LHCC and the CERN Resource Review Board (RRB) in their review of the CMS upgrade. The document commences with a summary of the process followed to develop the scope of t...

  13. Optical fiber scope for inspecting fuel assembly

    Since a fiber scope has only one objective section, it has to observe a plurality of places successively. Then, if the time for the observation is long, the objective section is deteriorated by radiation rays, which causes a problem of interrupting the observation and increasing operator's radiation dose. In view of the above, one or two light guides are combined with an image guide to form one objective section, and a plurality of them are formed in parallel and gathered as a comb-like shape. A prism is put into a window of the objective section and resins are filled or a glass cover is attached, to make the objective section smooth and flat. Compared with the case of using only one objective section, it is no more necessary for successive observation, and objection can be conducted at one time. For example, if a fiber scope having nine objective sections is used for observing 8 x 8 arrangement fuel assembly, the observation time is shortened to 1/9. Since the prism, the glass cover, and the resins are used for making the window flat, cruds deposited between the optical fiber and a reflection mirror are easily removed, to obtain clear images. (N.H.)

  14. Quarry residuals RI/FS scoping document

    The purpose of this document is to serve as a planning tool for the implementation of the Quarry Residual Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) process and to provide direct input to revising and updating the 1988 Work Plan for the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project (WSSRAP) Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study-Environmental Impact Statement for the Weldon Spring Site (RI/FS-EIS) (Peterson et al. 1988) for this effort. The scoping process is intended to outline the tasks necessary to develop and implement activities in compliance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act-National Environmental Policy Act (CERCLA-NEPA) process from detailed planning through the appropriate decision document. In addition to scoping the entire process, this document will serve as the primary tool for planning and accomplishing all activities to be developed in the Quarry Residual RI/FS Work Plan. Subsequent tasks are difficult to plan at this time. 10 refs., 5 figs., 5 tabs

  15. Donkey anaphora is in-scope binding

    Chris Barker

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available We propose that the antecedent of a donkey pronoun takes scope over and binds the donkey pronoun, just like any other quantificational antecedent would bind a pronoun. We flesh out this idea in a grammar that compositionally derives the truth conditions of donkey sentences containing conditionals and relative clauses, including those involving modals and proportional quantifiers. For example, an indefinite in the antecedent of a conditional can bind a donkey pronoun in the consequent by taking scope over the entire conditional. Our grammar manages continuations using three independently motivated type-shifters, Lift, Lower, and Bind. Empirical support comes from donkey weak crossover (*He beats it if a farmer owns a donkey: in our system, a quantificational binder need not c-command a pronoun that it binds, but must be evaluated before it, so that donkey weak crossover is just a special case of weak crossover. We compare our approach to situation-based E-type pronoun analyses, as well as to dynamic accounts such as Dynamic Predicate Logic. A new 'tower' notation makes derivations considerably easier to follow and manipulate than some previous grammars based on continuations. http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/sp.1.1 BibTeX info See also the interactive tutorial about the system in this paper

  16. EarthScope Education and Outreach: Accomplishments and Emerging Opportunities

    Robinson, S.; Ellins, K. K.; Semken, S. C.; Arrowsmith, R.

    2014-12-01

    EarthScope's Education and Outreach (E&O) program aims to increase public awareness of Earth science and enhance geoscience education at the K-12 and college level. The program is distinctive among major geoscience programs in two ways. First, planning for education and public engagement occurred in tandem with planning for the science mission. Second, the NSF EarthScope program includes funding support for education and outreach. In this presentation, we highlight key examples of the program's accomplishments and identify emerging E&O opportunities. E&O efforts have been collaboratively led by the EarthScope National Office (ESNO), IRIS, UNAVCO, the EarthScope Education and Outreach Subcommittee (EEOSC) and PI-driven EarthScope projects. Efforts by the EEOSC, guided by an EarthScope Education and Outreach Implementation Plan that is periodically updated, focus EarthScope E&O. EarthScope demonstrated early success in engaging undergraduate students (and teachers) in its mission through their involvement in siting USArray across the contiguous U.S. Funded E&O programs such as TOTLE, Illinois EarthScope, CEETEP (for K-12), InTeGrate and GETSI (for undergraduates) foster use of freely available EarthScope data and research findings. The Next Generation Science Standards, which stress science and engineering practices, offer an opportunity for alignment with existing EarthScope K-12 educational resources, and the EEOSC recommends focusing efforts on this task. The EEOSC recognizes the rapidly growing use of mobile smart devices by the public and in formal classrooms, which bring new opportunities to connect with the public and students. This will capitalize on EarthScope's already prominent social media presence, an effort that developed to accomplish one of the primary goals of the EarthScope E&O Implementation Plan to "Create a high-profile public identity for EarthScope" and to "Promote science literacy and understanding of EarthScope among all audiences through

  17. Prioritising Project Scope Definition Elements in Public Building Projects

    Mohammed K Fageha

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available A complete definition of the scope of a project upfront during early stages ensures smooth and successful implementation during the project execution. This research identifies and prioritises project scope definition elements for public buildings in Saudi Arabia. Elements that could significantly contribute to complete project scope definition package at pre-project planning stage are identified and their interrelationship determined and prioritised. Using the Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI as a basis, the study uses analytical network process (ANP technique based on data obtained from project managers who have been involved in public sector projects in Saudi Arabia. Data collection and analysis was conducted in three steps. The first step involved identification of scope definition elements while the second involved an investigation into interrelationships among the elements. In the third step, ANP was used to determine the weight of the elements’ importance in terms of contribution to project scope definition completeness. Finally, Pareto analysis was used to prioritise and assess the distribution pattern of the elements. The outcome from this research is the prioritisation of project scope definition elements for public building projects in Saudi Arabia. The prioritised list developed indicates the importance of project scope definition elements. It should help project management teams identify elements to consider when evaluating project scope definition for completeness at the pre-project planning stage. Keywords: Project scope definition, pre-project planning, prioritising, public building projects, Saudi Arabia, Analytical Network Process (ANP

  18. 48 CFR 28.203-4 - Substitution of assets.

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Substitution of assets. 28... assets. An individual surety may request the Government to accept a substitute asset for that currently... may agree to the substitution of assets upon determining, after consultation with legal counsel,...

  19. NASA Scope and Subject Category Guide

    2011-01-01

    This guide provides a simple, effective tool to assist aerospace information analysts and database builders in the high-level subject classification of technical materials. Each of the 76 subject categories comprising the classification scheme is presented with a description of category scope, a listing of subtopics, cross references, and an indication of particular areas of NASA interest. The guide also includes an index of nearly 3,000 specific research topics cross referenced to the subject categories. The portable document format (PDF) version of the guide contains links in the index from each input subject to its corresponding categories. In addition to subject classification, the guide can serve as an aid to searching databases that use the classification scheme, and is also an excellent selection guide for those involved in the acquisition of aerospace literature. The CD-ROM contains both HTML and PDF versions.

  20. The AuScope Geodetic VLBI Array

    Lovell, J E J; Reid, P B; McCulloch, P M; Baynes, B E; Dickey, J M; Shabala, S S; Watson, C S; Titov, O; Ruddick, R; Twilley, R; Reynolds, C; Tingay, S J; Shield, P; Adada, R; Ellingsen, S P; Morgan, J S; Bignall, H E; 10.1007/s00190-013-0626-3

    2013-01-01

    The AuScope geodetic Very Long Baseline Interferometry array consists of three new 12 m radio telescopes and a correlation facility in Australia. The telescopes at Hobart (Tasmania), Katherine (Northern Territory) and Yarragadee (Western Australia) are co-located with other space geodetic techniques including Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and gravity infrastructure, and in the case of Yarragadee, Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) and Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS) facilities. The correlation facility is based in Perth (Western Australia). This new facility will make significant contributions to improving the densification of the International Celestial Reference Frame in the Southern Hemisphere, and subsequently enhance the International Terrestrial Reference Frame through the ability to detect and mitigate systematic error. This, combined with the simultaneous densification of the GNSS network across Australia will enable the improved measurement of intrapl...

  1. Scope of algae as third generation biofuels

    Shuvashish eBehera

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available An initiative has been taken to develop different solid, liquid and gaseous biofuels as the alternative energy resources. The current research and technology based on the third generation biofuels derived from algal biomass have been considered as the best alternative bioresource that avoids the disadvantages of first and second generation biofuels. Algal biomass have been investigated for the implementation of economic conversion processes producing different biofuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, biohydrogen and other valuable co-products. In the present review, the recent findings and advance developments in algal biomass for improved biofuel production. This review discusses about the importance of the algal cell contents, various strategies for product formation through various conversion technologies, and its future scope as an energy security.

  2. Automation scope at Roxboro generating station

    Many fossil fired power plant have replaced their aging unit control hardware with modern DCS technology. This paper describes a jointly sponsored project by EPRI, Carolina Power and Light Co. (CP and L) and ABB, to implement plant automation functions which would complement DCS technology, and result in improvements in plant operations in terms of heat rate, availability, and operations cost. These will be demonstrated at CP and L's Roxboro Station, a 4 unit coal fired plant with total capacity of nearly 2,477 MW. The scope of this four year project includes installation of a plant-wide information management system, automation of unit testing, implementation of advanced controls, intelligent alarms, operator advisory functions, and a plant-wide simulator, as well as support for plant unit economic dispatch

  3. Observational therapeutics: Scope, challenges, and organization

    Rama Vaidya

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The importance of Observational Therapeutics in the progress of medicine has been neglected in the current era of the hierarchal position imparted to Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs for new drug discovery and practice of evidence-based medicine. There is a need to reflect on the reason for many new drugs being withdrawn during post marketing surveillance. There are several examples in literature where drug-discovery has originated initially from keen clinical and / or laboratory observations. The roots of these discoveries have often been from observations made by practitioners of traditional medicine including Ayurveda. The present article draws attention to the scope and challenges for observational therapeutics. There is an urgent need for the meticulous planning for a systematic organization of developing observational therapeutics, with a full understanding of its strengths and limitations.

  4. REBUILD AMERICA PROGRAM SCOPE OF WORK

    Jeffrey Brown; Bruce Exstrum

    2004-12-01

    This report summarizes the activities carried out by Aspen Systems Corporation in support of the Department of Energy's Rebuild America program during the period from October 9, 1999 to October 31, 2004. These activities were in accordance with the Scope of Work contained in a GSA MOBIS schedule task order issued by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This report includes descriptions of activities and results in the following areas: deployment/delivery model; program and project results; program representative support activities; technical assistance; web site development and operation; business/strategic partners; and training/workshop activities. The report includes conclusions and recommendations. Five source documents are also provided as appendices.

  5. EarthScope's Transportable Array in Alaska

    Busby, R. W.; Woodward, R.; Hafner, K.

    2013-12-01

    Since 2003, EarthScope has been installing a network of seismometers, known as the Transportable Array-across the continental United States and southern Canada. The station deployments will be completed in the Conterminous US in the fall of 2013. Beginning in October, 2013, and continuing for 5 years, EarthScope's Transportable Array plans to create a grid of seismic sensors in approximately 300 locations In Alaska and Western Canada. The proposed station grid is 85 km, and target locations will supplement or enhance existing seismic stations operating in Alaska. When possible, they will also be co-located with existing GPS stations constructed by the Plate Boundary Observatory. We review the siting plans for stations, the progress towards reconnaissance and permitting, and detail the engineering concept of the stations. In order to be able to determine the required site conditions and descriptions of installation methods to the permitting agencies, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been supporting exploratory work on seismic station design, sensor emplacement and communication concepts appropriate for the challenging high-latitude environment that is proposed for deployment. IRIS has installed several experimental stations to evaluate different sensor emplacement schemes both in Alaska and the lower-48 U.S. The goal of these tests is to maintain or enhance a station's noise performance while minimizing its footprint and the equipment, materials, and overall expense required for its construction. Motivating this approach are recent developments in posthole broadband seismometer design and the unique conditions for operating in Alaska, where most areas are only accessible by small plane or helicopter, and permafrost underlies much of the region. IRIS has experimented with different portable drills and drilling techniques to create shallow holes (1-5M) in permafrost and rock outcrops. Seasonal changes can affect the performance of seismometers in different

  6. Scoping Review of the Zika Virus Literature.

    Lisa A Waddell

    Full Text Available The global primary literature on Zika virus (ZIKV (n = 233 studies and reports, up to March 1, 2016 has been compiled using a scoping review methodology to systematically identify and characterise the literature underpinning this broad topic using methods that are documented, updateable and reproducible. Our results indicate that more than half the primary literature on ZIKV has been published since 2011. The articles mainly covered three topic categories: epidemiology of ZIKV (surveillance and outbreak investigations 56.6% (132/233, pathogenesis of ZIKV (case symptoms/ outcomes and diagnosis 38.2% (89/233 and ZIKV studies (molecular characterisation and in vitro evaluation of the virus 18.5% (43/233. There has been little reported in the primary literature on ZIKV vectors (12/233, surveillance for ZIKV (13/233, diagnostic tests (12/233 and transmission (10/233. Three papers reported on ZIKV prevention/control strategies, one investigated knowledge and attitudes of health professionals and two vector mapping studies were reported. The majority of studies used observational study designs, 89.7% (209/233, of which 62/233 were case studies or case series, while fewer (24/233 used experimental study designs. Several knowledge gaps were identified by this review with respect to ZIKV epidemiology, the importance of potential non-human primates and other hosts in the transmission cycle, the burden of disease in humans, and complications related to human infection with ZIKV. Historically there has been little research on ZIKV; however, given its current spread through Australasia and the Americas, research resources are now being allocated to close many of the knowledge gaps identified in this scoping review. Future updates of this project will probably demonstrate enhanced evidence and understanding of ZIKV and its impact on public health.

  7. Scoping Review of the Zika Virus Literature

    2016-01-01

    The global primary literature on Zika virus (ZIKV) (n = 233 studies and reports, up to March 1, 2016) has been compiled using a scoping review methodology to systematically identify and characterise the literature underpinning this broad topic using methods that are documented, updateable and reproducible. Our results indicate that more than half the primary literature on ZIKV has been published since 2011. The articles mainly covered three topic categories: epidemiology of ZIKV (surveillance and outbreak investigations) 56.6% (132/233), pathogenesis of ZIKV (case symptoms/ outcomes and diagnosis) 38.2% (89/233) and ZIKV studies (molecular characterisation and in vitro evaluation of the virus) 18.5% (43/233). There has been little reported in the primary literature on ZIKV vectors (12/233), surveillance for ZIKV (13/233), diagnostic tests (12/233) and transmission (10/233). Three papers reported on ZIKV prevention/control strategies, one investigated knowledge and attitudes of health professionals and two vector mapping studies were reported. The majority of studies used observational study designs, 89.7% (209/233), of which 62/233 were case studies or case series, while fewer (24/233) used experimental study designs. Several knowledge gaps were identified by this review with respect to ZIKV epidemiology, the importance of potential non-human primates and other hosts in the transmission cycle, the burden of disease in humans, and complications related to human infection with ZIKV. Historically there has been little research on ZIKV; however, given its current spread through Australasia and the Americas, research resources are now being allocated to close many of the knowledge gaps identified in this scoping review. Future updates of this project will probably demonstrate enhanced evidence and understanding of ZIKV and its impact on public health. PMID:27244249

  8. 39 CFR 3030.2 - Scope and nature of complaints.

    2010-07-01

    ... 39 Postal Service 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and nature of complaints. 3030.2 Section 3030.2 Postal Service POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION PERSONNEL RULES FOR COMPLAINTS General § 3030.2 Scope and nature of complaints. Any interested person (including a duly appointed officer of...

  9. 30 CFR 206.150 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 206.150 Section 206.150 Mineral Resources MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS REVENUE MANAGEMENT PRODUCT VALUATION Federal Gas § 206.150 Purpose and scope. (a) This subpart is applicable to all...

  10. 29 CFR 1606.2 - Scope of title VII protection.

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope of title VII protection. 1606.2 Section 1606.2 Labor... BECAUSE OF NATIONAL ORIGIN § 1606.2 Scope of title VII protection. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of..., religion, sex or national origin. The title VII principles of disparate treatment and adverse...

  11. 21 CFR 1230.2 - Scope of the act.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope of the act. 1230.2 Section 1230.2 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) REGULATIONS... CAUSTIC POISON ACT General Provisions § 1230.2 Scope of the act. The provisions of the act apply to...

  12. 21 CFR 1210.2 - Scope of act.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope of act. 1210.2 Section 1210.2 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) REGULATIONS UNDER... MILK ACT General Provisions § 1210.2 Scope of act. The provisions of the act apply to all milk...

  13. 45 CFR 302.0 - Scope of this part.

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope of this part. 302.0 Section 302.0 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT (CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM), ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STATE PLAN REQUIREMENTS § 302.0 Scope of this...

  14. 27 CFR 479.81 - Scope of tax.

    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope of tax. 479.81... OTHER FIREARMS Transfer Tax § 479.81 Scope of tax. Except as otherwise provided in this part, each transfer of a firearm in the United States is subject to a tax to be represented by an adhesive stamp...

  15. 32 CFR 235.2 - Applicability and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Applicability and scope. 235.2 Section 235.2 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS SALE OR RENTAL OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL ON DOD PROPERTY § 235.2 Applicability and scope....

  16. 42 CFR 73.2 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Purpose and scope. 73.2 Section 73.2 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES QUARANTINE, INSPECTION, LICENSING SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS § 73.2 Purpose and scope. This part implements the provisions of the Public...

  17. 10 CFR 2.1103 - Scope of subpart K.

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope of subpart K. 2.1103 Section 2.1103 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION RULES OF PRACTICE FOR DOMESTIC LICENSING PROCEEDINGS AND ISSUANCE OF ORDERS Hybrid... § 2.1103 Scope of subpart K. The provisions of this subpart, together with subpart C and...

  18. 10 CFR 431.191 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Purpose and scope. 431.191 Section 431.191 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENERGY CONSERVATION ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT Distribution Transformers § 431.191 Purpose and scope. This subpart contains energy conservation requirements for distribution...

  19. 43 CFR 4.800 - Scope and construction of rules.

    2010-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope and construction of rules. 4.800... of the Department of the Interior-Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 General § 4.800 Scope and construction of rules. (a) The rules of procedure in this subpart I supplement...

  20. Literacy Teaching Aids from High/Scope Educational Research Foundation

    Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2005

    2005-01-01

    High/Scope's approach to education is a blend of Jean Piaget's constructivist theory of child development and the best of traditional teacher experience. The High/Scope approach is about helping students gain knowledge and skills in important content areas, such as language and literacy, initiative and social relations, movement, music, and…

  1. 42 CFR 405.2411 - Scope of benefits.

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope of benefits. 405.2411 Section 405.2411 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM... Center Services § 405.2411 Scope of benefits. (a) Rural health clinic services reimbursable under...

  2. 42 CFR 410.3 - Scope of benefits.

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope of benefits. 410.3 Section 410.3 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL INSURANCE (SMI) BENEFITS General Provisions § 410.3 Scope of benefits. (a)...

  3. 26 CFR 521.103 - Scope of the convention.

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 19 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope of the convention. 521.103 Section 521... UNDER TAX CONVENTIONS DENMARK General Income Tax Taxation of Nonresident Aliens Who Are Residents of Denmark and of Danish Corporations § 521.103 Scope of the convention. (a) The primary purposes of...

  4. 26 CFR 509.103 - Scope of the convention.

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 19 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope of the convention. 509.103 Section 509... UNDER TAX CONVENTIONS SWITZERLAND General Income Tax § 509.103 Scope of the convention. (a) Purposes of convention. The primary purposes of the convention, to be accomplished on a reciprocal basis, are to...

  5. 10 CFR 820.70 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Purpose and scope. 820.70 Section 820.70 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PROCEDURAL RULES FOR DOE NUCLEAR ACTIVITIES Criminal Penalties § 820.70 Purpose and scope... Requirements and the referral of such violations to the Department of Justice....

  6. 7 CFR 1773.38 - Scope of engagement.

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 12 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope of engagement. 1773.38 Section 1773.38 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF... § 1773.38 Scope of engagement. (a) RUS requires that the audit procedures set forth in §§ 1773.39...

  7. 20 CFR 422.601 - Scope and purpose.

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope and purpose. 422.601 Section 422.601 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURES Administrative Review Process Under the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992 § 422.601 Scope and purpose. The...

  8. 47 CFR 80.1187 - Scope of communication.

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope of communication. 80.1187 Section 80.1187... MARITIME SERVICES Voluntary Radio Installations Mobile-Satellite Stations § 80.1187 Scope of communication. Ship earth stations must be used for telecommunications related to the business or operation of...

  9. 12 CFR 363.1 - Scope and definitions.

    2010-01-01

    ... ANNUAL INDEPENDENT AUDITS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS § 363.1 Scope and definitions. (a) Applicability... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope and definitions. 363.1 Section 363.1... management report requirement of § 363.2(b) and the internal control reporting requirement of §...

  10. 28 CFR 544.100 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 544.100 Section 544.100 Judicial Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION Inmate Library Services § 544.100 Purpose and scope. The Bureau of Prisons provides inmates...

  11. 46 CFR 53.01-5 - Scope (modifies HG-100).

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope (modifies HG-100). 53.01-5 Section 53.01-5... General Requirements § 53.01-5 Scope (modifies HG-100). (a) The regulations in this part apply to steam... IV of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (incorporated by reference; see 46 CFR 53.01-1)....

  12. 41 CFR 105-1.000-50 - Scope of part.

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope of part. 105-1.000-50 Section 105-1.000-50 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 1-INTRODUCTION § 105-1.000-50 Scope of...

  13. SENSITIVITY TO SCOPE: EVIDENCE FROM A CVM STUDY OF WETLANDS

    Mullarkey, Daniel J.; Bishop, Richard C.

    1999-01-01

    Wetlands valuation is a situation in which CVM studies might be expected to fail scope tests. This paper reports results from a split-sample CVM study of Wisconsin wetlands. The survey employed a multiple-bounded, polychotomous-choice format, and compared WTP distributions using the method of convolutions. The survey demonstrated sensitivity to scope.

  14. 40 CFR 82.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 82.1 Section 82.1 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE Production and Consumption Controls § 82.1 Purpose and scope. (a) The purpose of the regulations in this subpart is...

  15. 30 CFR 775.1 - Scope and purpose.

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and purpose. 775.1 Section 775.1 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SURFACE COAL... ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIAL REVIEW OF DECISIONS § 775.1 Scope and purpose. This part provides requirements...

  16. 32 CFR 775.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA, 40 CFR 1500-1508, and the... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 775.1 Section 775.1 National... IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT § 775.1 Purpose and scope. (a) To implement the...

  17. Radiological Scoping Survey of the Scotia Depot Scotia, New York

    E. N. Bailey

    2005-02-05

    At the request of the Defense Logistics Agency, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education conducted radiological scoping surveys of the Scotia Depot during the period of September 24 through 27, 2007. The scoping survey included visual inspections and limited radiological surveys performed in accordance with area classification that included surface scans, total and removable activity measurements, and soil sampling.

  18. Scope Underspecification with Tree Descriptions: Theory and Practice

    Koller, Alexander; Thater, Stefan; Pinkal, Manfred

    Scope underspecification is the standard technique used in computational linguistics to deal efficiently with scope ambiguities, a certain type of semantic ambiguity. Its key idea is to not enumerate all semantic readings from a syntactic analysis during or after parsing as in more traditional approaches to semantic construction, but to derive a single, compact underspecified representation (USR) that describes the set of readings instead.

  19. 34 CFR 686.1 - Scope and purpose.

    2010-07-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TEACHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE AND HIGHER EDUCATION (TEACH) GRANT PROGRAM Scope, Purpose, and General Definitions § 686.1 Scope and purpose. The TEACH Grant program awards grants to students who intend to teach, to help meet the cost of their postsecondary education. In...

  20. 7 CFR 215.1 - General purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false General purpose and scope. 215.1 Section 215.1 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS SPECIAL MILK PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN § 215.1 General purpose and scope. This part announces the policies...

  1. Upgrade of Daya Bay full scope simulator

    Daya Bay full scope simulator was manufactured by French THOMSON Company in earlier 1990s. It was put into operation in August 1992, one year before the plant's unit-1 was commissioned. During nearly 10 years, the Daya Bay simulator was used to train the control room operators. As many as 220 operators obtained their operator licenses or senior operators licenses. The Daya Bay simulator made a great contribution to the plant's operation. 2) Owing to the limitation of simulation technology and computer capacity in that age, Daya Bay simulator had its deficiencies from the beginning, making maintenance difficult, gradually bringing more and more impact on operator training. - Bad performance: The main computer was the Gould CONCEPT 32/67. Its calculation speed is quite low and memory very limited. Even in the normal operation mode, the average CPU load was up to 80%. The simulation fidelity and scope were not sufficient, which could not meet the deep level of training demand. Many special plant scenarios were not simulated; therefore it was not possible to undertake the verification exercises for the corresponding plant operations. - Poor maintainability: - In hardware aspect, due to that Gould CONCEPT 32/67 is with multi-board architecture. Thousands of tiny connection pins between boards and chasses was the weak link, after many times board plug in-out repair the connection became worse and worse. In addition, the spare parts are difficult to order. Computer crashes happened very often. Each time, the failures each took a few hours, even a few days to fix. - In software aspect, simulation modules suspension, OUT OF TIME error and software breakdown were often occurring. To restart the system took over half an hour each time, which seriously interrupted normal training. - In software maintenance aspect, most modules are manually coded and the development tools are difficult to use. Less than 10% of modifications related to the plant upgrade could be implemented on

  2. A global attentional scope setting prioritizes faces for conscious detection.

    Sun, Sol Z; Cant, Jonathan S; Ferber, Susanne

    2016-01-01

    The scope of visual attention is known to affect conscious object perception, with recent studies showing that a global attentional scope boosts holistic face processing, relative to a local scope. Here we show that attentional scope settings can also modulate the availability of information for conscious visual awareness. In an initial experiment, we show that adopting a global attentional scope accelerates conscious detection of initially invisible faces, presented under continuous flash suppression (CFS). Furthermore, face detection time was not modulated by attentional scope in a nonrivalrous control condition, which emulated the experience of CFS without inducing binocular rivalry. In a follow-up experiment, we report an exact replication of the original effect, as well as data suggesting that this effect is specific to upright faces, and is abolished when using both inverted faces and images of houses in an otherwise identical task. Thus, attentional scope settings can modulate the availability of information to conscious awareness, fundamentally altering the contents of our subjective visual experience. PMID:27089064

  3. The Scope of Numeracy after Five Years

    H.L. Vacher

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this editorial is to provide an efficient way for readers and potential authors to see (a what type of papers are published in this journal and (b what subjects are appropriate. The editorial consists mainly of about a dozen pages of tables including live links to the papers’ access/abstract pages to facilitate easy browsing. In the first table, the 85 papers that have been published in the journal’s first five years are classified into: review papers; research papers; case studies; essays; book reviews; columns; and editorials about the journal. In the second table, the papers are inventoried into overlapping sets on: assessment; QL and writing; the construct of QL; focused QL courses and curricula; QL across the curriculum; QL centers; algebra and calculus education; statistics education; intersections with science and engineering; intersections with social sciences; financial numeracy; health numeracy; math anxiety; and cognition. Browsing these links confirms what we said in the first editorial: the scope of Numeracy is huge.

  4. Some scoping experiments for a space reactor

    Some scoping experiments were performed to evaluate fuel performance in a lithium heat pipe reactor operating at a nominal 1500K heat pipe temperature. Fuel-coolant and fuel-coolant-clad relationships showed that once a failed heat pipe occurs temperatures can rise high enough so that large concentrations of uranium can be transported by the vapor phase. Upon condensation this uranium would be capable of penetrating heat pipes adjacent to the failed pipe. The potential for propagation of failure exists with UO2 and a lithium heat pipe. Changing the composition of the metal of the heat pipe would have only a second order effect on the kinetics of the failure mechanism. Uranium carbide and nitride were considered as potential fuels which are nonreactive in a lithium environment. At high temperatures the nitride would be favored because of its better compatibility with potential cladding materials. Compositions of UN with small additions of YN appear to offer very attractive properties for a compact high temperature high power density reactor

  5. Cementitious waste option scoping study report

    A Settlement Agreement between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the State of Idaho mandates that all high-level radioactive waste (HLW) now stored at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) on the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) will be treated so that it is ready to be moved out of Idaho for disposal by a target date of 2035. This study investigates the nonseparations Cementitious Waste Option (CWO) as a means to achieve this goal. Under this option all liquid sodium-bearing waste (SBW) and existing HLW calcine would be recalcined with sucrose, grouted, canisterized, and interim stored as a mixed-HLW for eventual preparation and shipment off-Site for disposal. The CWO waste would be transported to a Greater Confinement Disposal Facility (GCDF) located in the southwestern desert of the US on the Nevada Test Site (NTS). All transport preparation, shipment, and disposal facility activities are beyond the scope of this study. CWO waste processing, packaging, and interim storage would occur over a 5-year period between 2013 and 2017. Waste transport and disposal would occur during the same time period

  6. Oral care post stroke: a scoping review.

    Kwok, C; McIntyre, A; Janzen, S; Mays, R; Teasell, R

    2015-01-01

    Health concerns post stroke may be the result of, or exacerbated by, neglected oral health care (OHC). However, OHC may be challenging post stroke due to hemiparesis, hemiplegia, a lack of coordination, and/or cognitive deficits. The objective of this study was to conduct a scoping review and summarise the current state of knowledge pertaining to OHC post stroke. A literature search was conducted using the multiple databases (MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, etc.). Combinations of multiple keywords were searched: oral, dental, health, care, hygiene, teeth, dentures, tooth brushing, stroke, cardiovascular health and cardiovascular disease. A grey literature search was also conducted. Articles included were those published in English between 1970 and July 2013, which focused on at least one aspect of OHC among a stroke population. For clinical trials, ≥50% of the sample must have sustained a stroke. In total, 60 articles met inclusion and focused on three primary area: (i) OHC Importance/Stroke Implications; (ii) Current Research; and (iii) Current Practice. It was found that OHC concerns are mainly related to mastication, dysphagia/nutrition, hygiene, prostheses and quality of life. Research indicates that there is limited specialised and individual care provided, and there are few assessment tools, guidelines and established protocols for oral health that are specific to the stroke population. Further, dental professionals' and nurses' knowledge of OHC is generally inadequate; hence, proper education for health professionals in acute and rehabilitation settings, patients, and caregivers has been discussed. PMID:25244419

  7. Magnetotactic bacteria and magnetosomes - Scope and challenges.

    Jacob, Jobin John; Suthindhiran, K

    2016-11-01

    Geomagnetism aided navigation has been demonstrated by certain organisms which allows them to identify a particular location using magnetic field. This attractive technique to recognize the course was earlier exhibited in numerous animals, for example, birds, insects, reptiles, fishes and mammals. Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) are one of the best examples for magnetoreception among microorganisms as the magnetic mineral functions as an internal magnet and aid the microbe to move towards the water columns in an oxic-anoxic interface (OAI). The ability of MTB to biomineralize the magnetic particles (magnetosomes) into uniform nano-sized, highly crystalline structure with uniform magnetic properties has made the bacteria an important topic of research. The superior properties of magnetosomes over chemically synthesized magnetic nanoparticles made it an attractive candidate for potential applications in microbiology, biophysics, biochemistry, nanotechnology and biomedicine. In this review article, the scope of MTB, magnetosomes and its challenges in research and industrial application have been discussed in brief. This article mainly focuses on the application based on the magnetotactic behaviour of MTB and magnetosomes in different areas of modern science. PMID:27524094

  8. Cementitious waste option scoping study report

    Lee, A.E.; Taylor, D.D.

    1998-02-01

    A Settlement Agreement between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the State of Idaho mandates that all high-level radioactive waste (HLW) now stored at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) on the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) will be treated so that it is ready to be moved out of Idaho for disposal by a target date of 2035. This study investigates the nonseparations Cementitious Waste Option (CWO) as a means to achieve this goal. Under this option all liquid sodium-bearing waste (SBW) and existing HLW calcine would be recalcined with sucrose, grouted, canisterized, and interim stored as a mixed-HLW for eventual preparation and shipment off-Site for disposal. The CWO waste would be transported to a Greater Confinement Disposal Facility (GCDF) located in the southwestern desert of the US on the Nevada Test Site (NTS). All transport preparation, shipment, and disposal facility activities are beyond the scope of this study. CWO waste processing, packaging, and interim storage would occur over a 5-year period between 2013 and 2017. Waste transport and disposal would occur during the same time period.

  9. The international scope of IAEA safeguards

    As a result of safeguards agreements under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and with States not Party to that Treaty, the Agency's safeguards coverage today is very extensive. According to the best information officially available to the Agency, there are only five States in the world besides the nuclear-weapon States that have significant nuclear activities which are not subject to Agency safeguards, namely Egypt, India, Israel, South Africa and Spain. Nevertheless, any State that is not a Party to the NPT or the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (Tlatelolco Treaty) is free, in the absence of treaty obligations, to build or otherwise acquire unsafeguarded nuclear plant. Furthermore, there are significant differences between the NPT safeguards agreements and those with States not Party to the NPT, not only with regard to scope (NPT agreements cover all peaceful nuclear activities in the State, which in practice means all nuclear activities, while non-NPT agreements so far only cover particular plants or supply agreements) but also in technical and legal approach (NPT agreements reflect important advances in safeguards concepts indicated in the Treaty itself). (author)

  10. AuScope VLBI Project and Hobart 26-m Antenna

    Lovell, Jim; Dickey, John; Reid, Brett; McCallum, Jamie; Shabala, Stas; Watson, Christopher; Ellingsen, Simon; Memin, Anthony

    2013-01-01

    This is a report on the activities carried out at the three AuScope VLBI observatories and the Hobart 26-m antenna. In 2012 the three AuScope 12-m antennas at Hobart (Hb), Katherine (Ke), and Yarragadee (Yg) completed their first full year of operations as an array. The Hobart 26-m antenna (Ho) continued to make a contribution to IVS, providing overlap with the Hb time series. In total the AuScope antennas and the Hobart 26 m observed for 146 antenna days in 2012. In this report we also briefly highlight our research activities during 2012 and our plans for 2013.

  11. 45 CFR 170.400 - Basis and scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HEALTH INFORMATION... FOR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Temporary Certification Program for HIT § 170.400 Basis and scope... and procedures related to the temporary certification program for health information...

  12. 30 CFR 881.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... LAND RECLAMATION SUBSIDENCE AND STRIP MINE REHABILITATION, APPALACHIA § 881.1 Purpose and scope. The... rehabilitation of existing strip and surface mine areas under the authority of subsection (a)(1) of section...

  13. 5 CFR 179.301 - Scope of regulations.

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope of regulations. 179.301 Section 179.301 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS CLAIMS... in 4 CFR 102.3....

  14. 28 CFR 551.20 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... Birth Control, Pregnancy, Child Placement, and Abortion § 551.20 Purpose and scope. The Bureau of Prisons provides an inmate with medical and social services related to birth control, pregnancy,...

  15. 31 CFR 29.301 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... determination and review of eligibility and payments, and financial management, are beyond the scope of this... illustrative examples of sample computations to show the application of the general principles to...

  16. 40 CFR 255.1 - Scope and purpose.

    2010-07-01

    ... types (residential and commercial solid waste, hazardous wastes, industrial sludges and pretreatment... Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES IDENTIFICATION OF REGIONS AND AGENCIES FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT General Provisions § 255.1 Scope and purpose. (a)...

  17. 12 CFR 216.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... CONSUMER FINANCIAL INFORMATION (REGULATION P) § 216.1 Purpose and scope. (a) Purpose. This part governs the... who obtain financial products or services primarily for personal, family, or household purposes...

  18. 12 CFR 716.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... CONSUMER FINANCIAL INFORMATION § 716.1 Purpose and scope. (a) Purpose. This part governs the treatment of... services for personal, family or household purposes. This part does not apply to information...

  19. 12 CFR 332.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL INFORMATION § 332.1 Purpose and scope. (a) Purpose. This part governs the... who obtain financial products or services primarily for personal, family, or household purposes...

  20. Economies of scope in Danish primary care practices

    Kristensen, Troels; Rose Olsen, Kim

    2011-01-01

    Aim: We analyze total operating costs and activities in Danish General Practice units to assess whether there are unexploited economies of scope in the production of primary care services. Methods: We apply stochastic frontier analysis to derive cost functions and associated cost complementarities...... between GP services and overall economies of scope. Data: Cross-section data for a sample of 331 primary care practices with 1-8 GPs from the year 2006. This is a unique combined dataset consisting of survey and register data. Results: We find a trend towards cost complementarities between the production...... positive economies of scope in the production of GP services. Conclusions: Our preliminary results show that there were overall economies of scope associated with the joint production of a) standard consultations, b) email/phone consultations and c) home visits. Cost complementarities between standard...

  1. 30 CFR 5.10 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... MINING PRODUCTS FEES FOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS § 5.10 Purpose and scope... control and security and document preparation directly supporting application processing; (3)...

  2. 78 FR 36748 - Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Scoping Meetings

    2013-06-19

    ...@yahoo.com , or the Council office at (787) 766-5926 to obtain copies. Written comments can be sent to... graciela_cfmc@yahoo.com . The scoping meetings will be held on the following dates and locations: In...

  3. 48 CFR 750.7100 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-10-01

    ... MANAGEMENT EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTUAL ACTIONS Extraordinary Contractual Actions To Protect Foreign Policy Interests of the United States 750.7100 Scope of subpart. This subpart sets forth the standards and...

  4. 48 CFR 10.000 - Scope of part.

    2010-10-01

    ... MARKET RESEARCH 10.000 Scope of part. This part prescribes policies and procedures for conducting market research to arrive at the most suitable approach to acquiring, distributing, and supporting supplies...

  5. 49 CFR 178.700 - Purpose, scope and definitions.

    2010-10-01

    ... PACKAGINGS IBC Performance-Oriented Standards § 178.700 Purpose, scope and definitions. (a) This subpart... pertain to the IBC standards in this subpart. (1) Body means the receptacle proper (including openings...

  6. 48 CFR 4.500 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-10-01

    ... MATTERS Electronic Commerce in Contracting 4.500 Scope of subpart. This subpart provides policy and procedures for the establishment and use of electronic commerce in Federal acquisition as required by...

  7. 48 CFR 2917.500 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-10-01

    ... CONTRACT TYPES SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS Interagency Acquisitions Under The Economy Act 2917.500 Scope of... of interagency acquisitions under the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535) as prescribed by FAR 17.5....

  8. Scope of Collections Statement Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This Scope of Collections Statement serves to define the holdings, present and future, of museum property that contributes directly to the mission of Ohio River...

  9. 12 CFR 715.1 - Scope of this part.

    2010-01-01

    ... of the Supervisory Committee to obtain an annual audit of the credit union according to its charter... COMMITTEE AUDITS AND VERIFICATIONS § 715.1 Scope of this part. This part implements section 202(a)(6)(D)...

  10. 32 CFR 320.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (NGA) PRIVACY § 320.1 Purpose and scope. (a) This part is published... whether the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) maintains or has disclosed a record...

  11. Scoping accident(s) for emergency planning

    At the request of the Conference of State Radiation Control Program Director's (CRCPD), in November 1976 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission formed a joint Task Force with representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to answer a number of questions posed by the States regarding emergency planning. This Task Force held monthly meetings through November 1977. In December 1977 a draft report was prepared for limited distribution for review and comment by selected State and local organizations. The NRC/EPA Task Force deliberations centered on the CRCPD request for '... a determination of the most severe accident basis for which radiological emergency response plans should be developed by offsite agencies...' in the vicinity of nuclear power plants. Federal Interagency guidance to the States in this regard has been that the scoping accident should be the most serious conservatively analyzed accident considered for siting purposes, as exemplified in the Commission's Regulations at 10 CFR Part 100 and the NRC staffs Regulatory Guides 1.3 and 1.4, and as presented in license applicant's Safety Analysis Reports and the USNRC Staffs Safety Evaluation Reports. The draft report of the Task Force amplifies on this recommendation: to present a clearer picture of its import and introduces the concept of protective action zones (PAZs) within which detailed emergency plans should be developed; one zone for the plume exposure pathway and a second, larger zone for contamination pathways. The time dependence of potential releases and atmospheric transport, and important radionuclide groups of possible import are also discussed in the draft Task Force report. A status report regarding this effort, as of June 1978, will be presented. (author)

  12. Automated diagnostics scoping study. Final report

    Quadrel, R.W.; Lash, T.A.

    1994-06-01

    The objective of the Automated Diagnostics Scoping Study was to investigate the needs for diagnostics in building operation and to examine some of the current technologies in automated diagnostics that can address these needs. The study was conducted in two parts. In the needs analysis, the authors interviewed facility managers and engineers at five building sites. In the technology survey, they collected published information on automated diagnostic technologies in commercial and military applications as well as on technologies currently under research. The following describe key areas that the authors identify for the research, development, and deployment of automated diagnostic technologies: tools and techniques to aid diagnosis during building commissioning, especially those that address issues arising from integrating building systems and diagnosing multiple simultaneous faults; technologies to aid diagnosis for systems and components that are unmonitored or unalarmed; automated capabilities to assist cause-and-effect exploration during diagnosis; inexpensive, reliable sensors, especially those that expand the current range of sensory input; technologies that aid predictive diagnosis through trend analysis; integration of simulation and optimization tools with building automation systems to optimize control strategies and energy performance; integration of diagnostic, control, and preventive maintenance technologies. By relating existing technologies to perceived and actual needs, the authors reached some conclusions about the opportunities for automated diagnostics in building operation. Some of a building operator`s needs can be satisfied by off-the-shelf hardware and software. Other needs are not so easily satisfied, suggesting directions for future research. Their conclusions and suggestions are offered in the final section of this study.

  13. SCOPING SUMMARY FOR THE P-AREA OPERABLE UNIT

    Kupar, J; Sadika Baladi, S; Mark Amidon, M

    2007-05-22

    This scoping summary supports development of the combined Remedial Investigation (RI)/Baseline Risk Assessment (BRA)/Feasibility Study (FS) for the P-Area Operable Unit (PAOU), or Combined document, which will be submitted on or before 09/28/2007. The objective of this Feasibility Study scoping summary meeting is to agree on the likely response actions to be evaluated and developed as alternatives in the combined document and agree on the uncertainties identified and whether they have been adequately managed.

  14. SCOPING SUMMARY FOR THE P-AREA OPERABLE UNIT

    This scoping summary supports development of the combined Remedial Investigation (RI)/Baseline Risk Assessment (BRA)/Feasibility Study (FS) for the P-Area Operable Unit (PAOU), or Combined document, which will be submitted on or before 09/28/2007. The objective of this Feasibility Study scoping summary meeting is to agree on the likely response actions to be evaluated and developed as alternatives in the combined document and agree on the uncertainties identified and whether they have been adequately managed

  15. Comorbidity and dementia: a scoping review of the literature

    Bunn, F; Burn, A-M; Goodman, C; Rait, G.; Norton, S.; Robinson, L.; J Schoeman; Brayne, C

    2014-01-01

    Background Evidence suggests that amongst people with dementia there is a high prevalence of comorbid medical conditions and related complaints. The presence of dementia may complicate clinical care for other conditions and undermine a patient’s ability to manage a chronic condition. The aim of this study was to scope the extent, range and nature of research activity around dementia and comorbidity. Methods We undertook a scoping review including all types of research relating to the prevalen...

  16. 10 CFR 715.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... production facility,” in section 416(a)(2)(B) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 7651o(a)(2... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Purpose and scope. 715.1 Section 715.1 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEFINITION OF NON-RECOURSE PROJECT-FINANCED § 715.1 Purpose and scope. This part sets...

  17. Scoping review of patient-centered care approaches in healthcare

    Constand, Marissa K; MacDermid, Joy C; Dal Bello-Haas, Vanina; Law, Mary

    2014-01-01

    Background The purpose of this scoping review was to describe how three tenants of patient-centered care provision: communication, partnership, and health promotion are addressed in patient-centered care models/frameworks across the literature. Methods A scoping review of literature published in English since 1990 was conducted using Medline, CINAHL, and EMBASE. A key term search strategy was employed using “patient-centered care”, “client-centered care”, “framework” and “model” to identify r...

  18. De betekenis van marktstructuren voor de scope van de onderneming

    Commandeur, Harry

    2003-01-01

    textabstractDifferent market structures and value systems give insight into the changing environment in which companies operate. In this inaugural address the central question is: What is the influence of market structures on the scope of the firm?The objective is to give meaningful contributions to the clear understanding of market structures that are of specific importance at the meso level. To gain more insights into the scope of the firm a framework is constructed based on the three dimen...

  19. Full scope simulator commissioning and training experience at Cernavoda NPP

    The paper presents the experience gained during commissioning and the initial use of the CANDU training full-scope simulator for operation personnel at Cernavoda NPP. The full-scope simulator as an integral part of the training programs that take place in Cernavoda Nuclear Training Department (CNTD), is mainly used for the development of operational skills, knowledge and attitudes required to operate the plant in a safe and efficient manner. (author)

  20. Demand Responsive Lighting: A Scoping Study

    Rubinstein, Francis; Kiliccote, Sila

    2007-01-03

    The objective of this scoping study is: (1) to identify current market drivers and technology trends that can improve the demand responsiveness of commercial building lighting systems and (2) to quantify the energy, demand and environmental benefits of implementing lighting demand response and energy-saving controls strategies Statewide. Lighting systems in California commercial buildings consume 30 GWh. Lighting systems in commercial buildings often waste energy and unnecessarily stress the electrical grid because lighting controls, especially dimming, are not widely used. But dimmable lighting equipment, especially the dimming ballast, costs more than non-dimming lighting and is expensive to retrofit into existing buildings because of the cost of adding control wiring. Advances in lighting industry capabilities coupled with the pervasiveness of the Internet and wireless technologies have led to new opportunities to realize significant energy saving and reliable demand reduction using intelligent lighting controls. Manufacturers are starting to produce electronic equipment--lighting-application specific controllers (LAS controllers)--that are wirelessly accessible and can control dimmable or multilevel lighting systems obeying different industry-accepted protocols. Some companies make controllers that are inexpensive to install in existing buildings and allow the power consumed by bi-level lighting circuits to be selectively reduced during demand response curtailments. By intelligently limiting the demand from bi-level lighting in California commercial buildings, the utilities would now have an enormous 1 GW demand shed capability at hand. By adding occupancy and light sensors to the remotely controllable lighting circuits, automatic controls could harvest an additional 1 BkWh/yr savings above and beyond the savings that have already been achieved. The lighting industry's adoption of DALI as the principal wired digital control protocol for dimming ballasts

  1. USArray Siting Outreach: Telling the EarthScope Story

    Dorr, P. M.; Taber, J. J.; McQuillan, P.; Busby, R. W.; Woodward, R.

    2013-12-01

    USArray has engaged in a variety of activities that involve students in and inform the general public about EarthScope. Examples include the highly successful Transportable Array Student Siting Program that employed students and faculty from colleges and universities in the identification of sites for future Transportable Array stations in their region, and a range of informal education and media opportunities where information about EarthScope and its discoveries are shared with educators and the public. During the course of eight summers, more than 135 students from about 55 institutions conducted site reconnaissance for nearly 1375 sites from the West Coast to the East Coast, and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes and southern Canada. While telling the EarthScope story, students who participated in the program increased their professional skills and deepened their personal growth. Other students had opportunities to engage in EarthScope-related research as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Several EarthScope-focused outreach products for the public and educational audiences have been developed including Ground Motion Visualizations, EarthScope-centric and regional content sets for the IRIS Active Earth Monitor (AEM), and animations of earth processes. A kiosk loan program has helped to broadly disseminate the AEM displays. There have also been articles published in university, local and regional newspapers; stories appearing in national and international print and broadcast media; and documentaries produced by some of the world's most respected scientific and educational production companies that have included a segment about EarthScope and the Transportable Array. Over the next five years, USArray will be deploying and operating Transportable Array stations in Alaska and western Canada. This challenging environment will offer new opportunities to connect with communities throughout the region including native populations.

  2. Automated scoping methodology for liquid metal natural circulation small reactor

    Highlights: • Automated scoping methodology for natural circulation small modular reactor is developed. • In-house code is developed to carry out system analysis and core geometry generation during scoping. • Adjustment relations are obtained to correct the critical core geometry out of diffusion theory. • Optimized design specification is found using objective function value. • Convex hull volume is utilized to quantify the impact of different constraints on the scope range. - Abstract: A novel scoping method is proposed that can automatically generate design variable range of the natural circulation driven liquid metal cooled small reactor. From performance requirements based upon Generation IV system roadmap, appropriate structure materials are selected and engineering constraints are compiled based upon literature. Utilizing ASME codes and standards, appropriate geometric sizing criteria on constituting components are developed to ensure integrity of the system during its lifetime. In-house one dimensional thermo-hydraulic system analysis code is developed based upon momentum integral model and finite element methods to deal with non-uniform descritization of temperature nodes for convection and thermal diffusion equation of liquid metal coolant. In order to quickly generate critical core dimensions out of given unit cell information, an adjustment relation that relates the critical geometry estimated from one-group diffusion and that from MCNP code is constructed and utilized throughout the process. For the selected unit cell dimension ranges, burnup calculations are carried out to check the cores can generate energy over the reactor lifetime. Utilizing random method, sizing criteria, and in-house analysis codes, an automated scoping methodology is developed. The methodology is applied to nitride fueled integral type lead cooled natural circulation reactor concept to generate design scopes which satisfies given constraints. Three dimensional convex

  3. Visualizing Data from EarthScope's USArray

    Woodward, R.; Frassetto, A.; Adinolfi, A.

    2012-12-01

    The EarthScope USArray program has generated a large volume of data from across the North American continent. The Transportable Array (TA) component of USArray has deployed over 400 seismic stations in a grid with 70 km spacing between stations. The TA has rolled the array across the contiguous US states over a ten-year period, and will have occupied over 1600 distinct sites from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean by the end of 2013. All stations transmit multiple channels of 40 samples per second data continuously, in near real time. Each station records and transmits seismic, barometric pressure, and infrasound data, as well as various state-of-health data streams. All data are immediately open and unrestricted. The TA provides a unique tool for visualizing large-scale seismic wave phenomena. The power of this tool is particularly apparent when displaying simultaneous signals from all stations as a function of time, as well as rendering multiple channels of data from each station. In this situation it is challenging to convey the 3D motion at each station as well as the aggregate 3D motion across the entire set of 400 stations. Creating movies of the data becomes essential to illustrate the time dependence of the observations. Typically the rendering of such movies requires the use of programming language that is suitable for both data analysis and graphics, as it is essential to explore different data pre-processing strategies (often filtering, but also including other pre-processing steps). Different visualization strategies provide a means for dealing with the very large volume of data generated by the TA. Typical data review strategies include a survey mode to scan large volumes of data for signals of interest, or zooming in on fine features using combinations of specialized data processing and frame-by-frame time-steps, or going back and forth between the two modes. The data visualizations are continuously evolving to explore new ideas. The movie

  4. Evaluation of full-scope simulator testing methods

    This report discusses the use of full scope nuclear power plant simulators in licensing examinations for Unit First Operators of CANDU reactors. The existing literature is reviewed, and an annotated bibliography of the more important sources provided. Since existing methods are judged inadequate, conceptual bases for designing a system for licensing are discussed, and a method proposed which would make use of objective scoring methods based on data collection in full-scope simulators. A field trial of such a method is described. The practicality of such a method is critically discussed and possible advantages of subjective methods of evaluation considered. (author). 32 refs., 1 tab., 4 figs

  5. 24 CFR 266.125 - Scope and nature of sanctions.

    2010-04-01

    ... mortgagee approval be withdrawn pursuant to 24 CFR part 25 and/or that penalties be imposed pursuant to 24 CFR part 30; (7) Require additional financial or other reports as may be necessary to monitor the... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope and nature of sanctions....

  6. 42 CFR 441.450 - Basis, scope, and definitions.

    2010-10-01

    ... assistance services (PAS) option through a State Plan. (b) Scope. A self-directed PAS option is designed to... identifying, accessing, managing and purchasing their PAS. This authority includes, at a minimum, all of the following: (1) The purchase of PAS and supports for PAS. (2) Recruiting workers. (3) Hiring and...

  7. 28 CFR 523.10 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 523.10 Section 523.10 Judicial Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INMATE ADMISSION, CLASSIFICATION, AND... of outstanding importance or for employment in an industry or camp. An inmate may earn only one...

  8. 42 CFR 457.1000 - Basis, scope, and applicability.

    2010-10-01

    ... community-based health delivery system. This subpart does not apply to demonstrations requested under... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Basis, scope, and applicability. 457.1000 Section 457.1000 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND...

  9. Economies of scale and scope in mental health care

    Wilschut, J.A.; Van Hulst, B.L.; Blank, J.L.T.

    2012-01-01

    Economies of scale and scope are usually derived under the assumption that the set of production possibilities are shared by all firms in an industry irrespective of whether they specialize in a single output or not. Mental health care institutions in the Netherlands vary substantially in the scale

  10. 50 CFR 622.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Purpose and scope. 622.1 Section 622.1 Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION... the purposes of data collection and monitoring. This part also governs importation of Caribbean...

  11. 20 CFR 655.0 - Scope and purpose of part.

    2010-04-01

    .... worker is available to fill the job opportunity, and unless the employment of the foreign worker in the... EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN WORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES § 655.0 Scope and purpose of part. (a) Subparts A, B, and... nonimmigrant foreign workers, and (ii) whether the employment of aliens for such temporary work will...

  12. Places for active outdoor recreation – a scoping review

    Andkjær, Søren; Arvidsen, Jan

    2015-01-01

    The focus of the paper is on places and facilities for physical activity in nature and reports on a scoping literature review. The study aims to bring together research from several research areas, and the perspective is both of conceptual and systematic character. The purpose is to provide an ov...

  13. 45 CFR 1340.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... NEGLECT PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAM CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION AND TREATMENT General Provisions § 1340.1 Purpose and scope. (a) This part implements the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act... expand child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment activities. (b) The National Center on...

  14. 21 CFR 209.1 - Scope and purpose.

    2010-04-01

    ... dispensing or administering prescription drug products to inpatients in a hospital or health care facility... 21 Food and Drugs 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope and purpose. 209.1 Section 209.1 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) DRUGS:...

  15. Chemical Abstracts Service Chemical Registry System: History, Scope, and Impacts.

    Weisgerber, David W.

    1997-01-01

    Describes the history, scope, and applications of the Chemical Abstracts Service Chemical Registry System, a computerized database that uniquely identifies chemical substances on the basis of their molecular structures. Explains searching the system is and discusses its use as an international resource. (66 references) (Author/LRW)

  16. 5 CFR 880.101 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ....101 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS... and scope. (a) The purpose of this part is to establish a uniform standard that OPM will use in its...) or section 8401(2) of title 5, United States Code, disappears and has not been determined to be...

  17. 42 CFR 416.61 - Scope of facility services.

    2010-10-01

    ... (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM AMBULATORY SURGICAL SERVICES Scope of Benefits for Services Furnished Before... are not limited to— (1) Nursing, technician, and related services; (2) Use of the facilities where the surgical procedures are performed; (3) Drugs, biologicals, surgical dressings, supplies, splints,...

  18. 42 CFR 416.164 - Scope of ASC services.

    2010-10-01

    ... surgical procedure under § 416.166 include, but are not limited to— (1) Nursing, technician, and related services; (2) Use of the facility where the surgical procedures are performed; (3) Any laboratory testing... (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM AMBULATORY SURGICAL SERVICES Coverage, Scope of ASC Services, and...

  19. 28 CFR 540.70 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 540.70 Section 540.70 Judicial Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT CONTACT WITH... activity. The term publication, as used in this subpart, means a book, booklet, pamphlet, or...

  20. 5 CFR 180.101 - Scope and purpose.

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Scope and purpose. 180.101 Section 180.101 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS EMPLOYEES...' Claims Act of 1964, 31 U.S.C. 240 to 243, authorizes the Director, Office of Personnel Management...

  1. 40 CFR 109.3 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS CRITERIA FOR STATE, LOCAL AND REGIONAL OIL REMOVAL CONTINGENCY PLANS § 109.3 Purpose and scope. The guidelines in this part... Pollution Contingency Plan. State, local and regional oil removal contingency plans shall provide for...

  2. The scope for policy reforms in rural microfinance

    Sharma, Manohar

    2000-01-01

    This brief considers the scope for policy action in seven areas: (1) regulation of microfinance institutions, (2) provision of saving services, (3) product innovation, (4) organizational issues in microfinance, (5) poverty impact of microfinance, (6) agricultural finance, and (7) subsidy and sustainability issues.

  3. 12 CFR 4.11 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... banking industry and the public. (b) Scope. (1) This subpart describes the information that the FOIA... procedures that the OCC follows, in accordance with Executive Order 12600 (3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 235), when... requesting records from the OCC pursuant to the Privacy Act should refer to 31 CFR part 1, subpart C,...

  4. 45 CFR 307.0 - Scope of this part.

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope of this part. 307.0 Section 307.0 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT (CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM), ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMPUTERIZED SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS §...

  5. 32 CFR Appendix A to Part 154 - Investigative Scope

    2010-07-01

    ... PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM REGULATION Pt. 154, App. A Appendix A to Part 154—Investigative Scope This... background, suitability, and loyalty shall be interviewed personally. Efforts shall be made to interview... knowledge concerning the individual's character, discretion, and loyalty. Listed character references...

  6. 16 CFR 1750.3 - Scope and application.

    2010-01-01

    ... Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION REFRIGERATOR SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS STANDARD FOR DEVICES TO PERMIT THE OPENING OF HOUSEHOLD REFRIGERATOR DOORS FROM THE INSIDE § 1750.3 Scope and application. This standard shall apply to devices furnished with household refrigerators manufactured...

  7. 50 CFR 230.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-10-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WHALING WHALING PROVISIONS § 230.1 Purpose and scope. The purpose of the regulations in this part is to implement the Whaling Convention Act (16 U.S.C. 916 et seq.) by prohibiting whaling except for aboriginal subsistence whaling allowed by the International Whaling...

  8. 21 CFR 500.80 - Scope of this subpart.

    2010-04-01

    ... Animals § 500.80 Scope of this subpart. (a) The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires that... concludes on the basis of the threshold assessment that a sponsor shall conduct carcinogenicity testing on... carcinogenicity testing on metabolites of the sponsored compound. The bioassays that a sponsor conducts must...

  9. Circuit: the μSCOPE: A poor man's oscilloscope

    Dekker, R.

    2008-01-01

    The oscilloscope is still one of the most important measurement tools of the electronic engineer. With the advent of the often very reasonably priced USB scopes, such an instrument is now within reach of everybody. Twentyfive years ago that was quite a different story. A (good) oscilloscope was then

  10. 28 CFR 550.30 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 550.30 Section 550.30 Judicial Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT DRUG PROGRAMS..., such as those involved in community activities, those with a history of drug use, and those...

  11. 28 CFR 105.10 - Definitions, purpose, and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Definitions, purpose, and scope. 105.10 Section 105.10 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND... subject to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation. Accordingly, these entities, when...

  12. 10 CFR 430.31 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... such models that are manufactured after such date and have the same energy efficiency, energy use... 10 Energy 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Purpose and scope. 430.31 Section 430.31 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENERGY CONSERVATION ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS Energy and...

  13. 16 CFR 1305.1 - Scope and application.

    2010-01-01

    ... Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS BAN OF... 9 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) (15 U.S.C. 2057 and 2058). This ban applies to... ashes also come within the scope of this ban....

  14. 16 CFR 1303.1 - Scope and application.

    2010-01-01

    ... Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS BAN OF LEAD...-containing paint”. (2) Furniture articles for consumer use that bear “lead-containing paint”. (b) This ban... coatings for motor vehicles and boats are not included within the scope of the ban because they are...

  15. 16 CFR 1302.1 - Scope and application.

    2010-01-01

    ... Commercial Practices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT REGULATIONS BAN OF... Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) (15 U.S.C. 2057 and 2058). This ban applies to those extremely flammable... hardware stores, for sale to consumers would be included in the scope of the ban even though such...

  16. 48 CFR 2009.570-1 - Scope of policy.

    2010-10-01

    ... ACQUISITION PLANNING CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS Organizational Conflicts of Interest 2009.570-1 Scope of policy. (a) It is the policy of NRC to avoid, eliminate, or neutralize contractor organizational conflicts of...) Contractor conflict of interest determinations cannot be made automatically or routinely. The application...

  17. 41 CFR 109-1.5300 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-07-01

    ... identification, accounting, control, and disposal policy guidance for the following categories of high risk... Regulations System (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS GENERAL 1-INTRODUCTION 1... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope of subpart....

  18. 28 CFR 540.60 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 540.60 Section 540.60 Judicial Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT CONTACT WITH... rule to provide publicity for an inmate or special privileges for the news media, but rather to...

  19. A new scope for the Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Science

    Jongen, W.M.F.; Struik, P. C.; Wienk, J.F.

    2002-01-01

    This paper first looks at the changes in agricultural research structures, research questions and research culture in the Netherlands. In the context of these changes, the future scope, readership and editorial policy of the Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Science are discussed.

  20. 7 CFR 3431.8 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VETERINARY MEDICINE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM Administration of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program § 3431.8 Purpose and scope. (a) Purpose. The regulations of this subpart apply to the award of veterinary medicine loan repayments under the Veterinary Medicine...

  1. 7 CFR 3.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... debt collection procedures are provided under 7 CFR 273.18. ... of the Secretary of Agriculture DEBT MANAGEMENT General § 3.1 Purpose and scope. (a) In general. (1... the extent specified in 7 CFR part 1403. (2) USDA agencies may issue regulations to supplement...

  2. 31 CFR 206.1 - Scope and application.

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and application. 206.1 Section 206.1 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE MANAGEMENT OF FEDERAL AGENCY RECEIPTS,...

  3. 31 CFR 208.1 - Scope and application.

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and application. 208.1 Section 208.1 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE MANAGEMENT OF FEDERAL AGENCY DISBURSEMENTS §...

  4. 50 CFR 635.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Purpose and scope. 635.1 Section 635.1 Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION... shark regulations govern conservation and management of sharks in the management unit, under...

  5. 16 CFR 260.2 - Scope of guides.

    2010-01-01

    ... through any other means, including marketing through digital or electronic means, such as the Internet or... ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETING CLAIMS § 260.2 Scope of guides. (a) These guides apply to environmental claims included in labeling, advertising, promotional materials and all other forms of marketing, whether...

  6. Building "Applied Linguistic Historiography": Rationale, Scope, and Methods

    Smith, Richard

    2016-01-01

    In this article I argue for the establishment of "Applied Linguistic Historiography" (ALH), that is, a new domain of enquiry within applied linguistics involving a rigorous, scholarly, and self-reflexive approach to historical research. Considering issues of rationale, scope, and methods in turn, I provide reasons why ALH is needed and…

  7. 50 CFR 648.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... Salmon FMP); the Atlantic sea scallop fishery (Scallop FMP); the Atlantic surf clam and ocean quahog... Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION... scope. (a) This part implements the fishery management plans (FMPs) for the Atlantic mackerel,...

  8. 11 CFR 9420.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Purpose and scope. 9420.1 Section 9420.1 Federal Elections ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR... on the basis of handicap in programs or activities conducted by the Commission....

  9. 42 CFR 414.300 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope of subpart. 414.300 Section 414.300 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM PAYMENT FOR PART B MEDICAL AND OTHER HEALTH SERVICES Determination of Reasonable...

  10. 42 CFR 414.404 - Scope and applicability.

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope and applicability. 414.404 Section 414.404 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM PAYMENT FOR PART B MEDICAL AND OTHER HEALTH SERVICES Competitive Bidding...

  11. 42 CFR 414.1 - Basis and scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Basis and scope. 414.1 Section 414.1 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICARE PROGRAM PAYMENT FOR PART B MEDICAL AND OTHER HEALTH SERVICES General Provisions § 414.1 Basis and...

  12. 28 CFR 549.50 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... Plastic Surgery § 549.50 Purpose and scope. The Bureau of Prisons does not ordinarily perform plastic surgery on inmates to correct preexisting disfigurements (including tattoos) on any part of the body. In circumstances where plastic surgery is a component of a presently medically necessary standard of treatment...

  13. 10 CFR 820.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... and facilities covered under E.O. 12344, 42 U.S.C. 7158 note, pertaining to Naval nuclear propulsion... exemptions related to this part. The Deputy Administrator for Naval Reactors or his designee will be... OF ENERGY PROCEDURAL RULES FOR DOE NUCLEAR ACTIVITIES General § 820.1 Purpose and scope. (a)...

  14. 41 CFR 60-50.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 50-GUIDELINES ON DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF RELIGION OR NATIONAL ORIGIN § 60-50.1 Purpose and scope...) Members of various religious and ethnic groups, primarily but not exclusively of Eastern, Middle, and... excluded from executive, middle-management, and other job levels because of discrimination based upon...

  15. 47 CFR 1.3000 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-10-01

    ... CFR part 2635. Travel, subsistence and related expenses for non-government-sponsored meetings or... 31 U.S.C. 1353, and its General Services Administration's implementing regulations, 41 CFR 304-1.8... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Purpose and scope. 1.3000 Section...

  16. 75 FR 16456 - Inglis Hydropower, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments

    2010-04-01

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Inglis Hydropower, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments March 26, 2010.... c. Date filed: July 22, 2009. d. Applicant: Inglis Hydropower, LLC. e. Name of Project: Inglis Hydropower Project. f. Location: The proposed project would be located at the existing Inglis Bypass...

  17. 28 CFR 552.40 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... Judicial Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT CUSTODY Suicide Prevention Program § 552.40 Purpose and scope. The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) operates a suicide prevention... inmate as being at risk for suicide, staff will place the inmate on suicide watch. Based upon...

  18. 25 CFR 225.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Purpose and scope. 225.1 Section 225.1 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ENERGY AND MINERALS OIL AND GAS, GEOTHERMAL, AND SOLID... Development Act of 1982, 25 U.S.C. 2101-2108 (IMDA). These regulations are applicable to the lands...

  19. 30 CFR 202.350 - Scope and definitions.

    2010-07-01

    ... ROYALTIES Geothermal Resources § 202.350 Scope and definitions. (a) This subpart is applicable to all geothermal resources produced from Federal geothermal leases issued pursuant to the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970, as amended (30 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.). (b) The definitions in 30 CFR 206.351 are applicable to...

  20. 27 CFR 555.1 - Scope of regulations.

    2010-04-01

    ... EXPLOSIVES, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EXPLOSIVES COMMERCE IN EXPLOSIVES Introduction § 555.1 Scope of regulations... Pub. L. 107-296 (116 Stat. 2135). (b) Procedural and substantive requirements. This part contains the procedural and substantive requirements relative to: (1) The interstate or foreign commerce in...

  1. Planning of tests and procedures and determination of sampling scope

    The paper relies on available information showing the contents of natural uranium and thorium in the human organism and explains for the example of Th-232 in human faeces the scope of sampling activities required in order to derive reliable information with the intended accuracy. (orig./CB)

  2. De betekenis van marktstructuren voor de scope van de onderneming

    H.R. Commandeur (Harry)

    2003-01-01

    textabstractDifferent market structures and value systems give insight into the changing environment in which companies operate. In this inaugural address the central question is: What is the influence of market structures on the scope of the firm?The objective is to give meaningful contributions to

  3. Economies of Scale and Scope in Australian Higher Education

    Worthington, A. C.; Higgs, H.

    2011-01-01

    This paper estimates economies of scale and scope for 36 Australian universities using a multiple-input, multiple-output cost function over the period 1998-2006. The three inputs included in the analysis are full-time equivalent academic and non-academic staff and physical capital. The five outputs are undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD…

  4. 48 CFR 853.300 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-10-01

    ... FORMS Illustration of Forms 853.300 Scope of subpart. VA Forms will not be illustrated in this VAAR. Persons wishing to obtain copies of VA forms prescribed in the VAAR may do so in accordance with 853.107. VA forms may also be available on the Web at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/....

  5. 36 CFR 1290.1 - Scope of assassination record.

    2010-07-01

    ... JFK ASSASSINATION RECORDS GUIDANCE FOR INTERPRETATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY ASSASSINATION RECORDS COLLECTION ACT OF 1992 (JFK ACT) § 1290.1 Scope of assassination record. (a... limitation: (1) All records as defined in Section 3(2) of the JFK Act; (2) All records collected by...

  6. 5 CFR 1201.72 - Explanation and scope of discovery.

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Explanation and scope of discovery. 1201.72 Section 1201.72 Administrative Personnel MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD ORGANIZATION AND... of discovery. (a) Explanation. Discovery is the process, apart from the hearing, by which a party...

  7. 48 CFR 32.400 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-10-01

    ... REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Advance Payments for Non-Commercial Items 32.400 Scope of subpart. This subpart... include policies and procedures for advance payments for the types of transactions listed in 32.404. This subpart does not apply to commercial advance payments, which are subject to subpart 32.2....

  8. 20 CFR 410.401 - Scope of subpart D.

    2010-04-01

    ...-BLACK LUNG BENEFITS (1969- ) Total Disability or Death Due to Pneumoconiosis § 410.401 Scope of subpart... totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis, whether he was totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis at the time of his death, or whether his death was due to pneumoconiosis. (b) Pneumoconiosis...

  9. 28 CFR 543.10 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 543.10 Section 543.10 Judicial Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT LEGAL MATTERS... shall establish an inmate law library, and procedures for access to legal reference materials and...

  10. 13 CFR 303.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Purpose and scope. 303.1 Section 303.1 Business Credit and Assistance ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE...-term Planning Investments and State plans designed to create and retain higher-skill, higher-wage...

  11. 34 CFR 682.700 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... basis of handicap), which is governed by 34 CFR part 104; or (iv) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (relating to sex discrimination), which is governed by 34 CFR part 106. (c) This subpart does... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 682.700 Section 682.700...

  12. 41 CFR 101-1.4900 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Scope of subpart. 101-1.4900 Section 101-1.4900 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS GENERAL 1-INTRODUCTION 1.49-Illustrations of...

  13. 41 CFR 101-1.100 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Scope of subpart. 101-1.100 Section 101-1.100 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS GENERAL 1-INTRODUCTION 1.1-Regulation System §...

  14. 5 CFR 831.601 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Purpose and scope. 831.601 Section 831.601 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) RETIREMENT Survivor Annuities Organization and Structure of Regulations on Survivor...

  15. 5 CFR 838.101 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Purpose and scope. 838.101 Section 838.101 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) COURT ORDERS AFFECTING RETIREMENT BENEFITS Court Orders Generally Organization and Structure...

  16. 40 CFR 725.300 - Scope and purpose.

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and purpose. 725.300 Section 725.300 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND REVIEW PROCESSES FOR MICROORGANISMS Exemptions for Test Marketing § 725.300...

  17. 40 CFR 725.1 - Scope and purpose.

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and purpose. 725.1 Section 725.1 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT REPORTING... and 725.428), test marketing activities (see § 725.300), and research and development...

  18. 40 CFR 160.1 - Scope and applicability.

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and applicability. 160.1 Section 160.1 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS GOOD... for research or marketing permits for pesticide products regulated by the EPA. This part is...

  19. 22 CFR 504.1 - Scope and purpose.

    2010-04-01

    ... official business; (2) Minimize the involvement of BBG employees in issues unrelated to BBG's mission; (3... DISCLOSURE OF OFFICIAL INFORMATION IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS General Provisions § 504.1 Scope and purpose. (a..., that a party may rely upon in any legal proceeding against the United States....

  20. Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration: Scope and Sequence.

    Nashville - Davidson County Metropolitan Public Schools, TN.

    This scope and sequence guide, developed for an air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration vocational education program, represents an initial step in the development of a systemwide articulated curriculum sequence for all vocational programs within the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System. It was developed as a result of needs expressed…

  1. Severe fuel damage scoping test postirradiation examination results

    The fuel bundle from the Severe Fuel Damage Scoping Test, conducted in the Power Burst Facility as part of the international Severe Fuel Damage Research Program, was examined posttest. This paper presents the results of the nondestructive portion of the examination, including gross gamma scanning, neutron radiography, and tomographic reconstruction of cross sections through the bundle using the neutron radiographs

  2. 48 CFR 915.200 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-10-01

    ... CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and Information 915.200 Scope of subpart. The 48 CFR subpart 15.2 is not applicable to Program Opportunity Notices for Commercial Demonstrations (See subpart 917.72) or Program Research and Development Announcements (See...

  3. 22 CFR 194.1 - Authority and scope of application.

    2010-04-01

    ... Section 194.1 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION INTER-AMERICAN COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION COMMISSION RULES OF PROCEDURE § 194.1 Authority and scope of application. In... State has determined that the amended Rules of Procedures of the Inter-American Commercial...

  4. 12 CFR 219.21 - Authority, purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... Authority, purpose and scope. This subpart of Regulation S (12 CFR part 219, subpart B) is issued by the... amended by the Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-550, Title XV; 106 Stat. 3672... promulgated and administered jointly by the Board and the Treasury and are codified in 31 CFR 103.11 and...

  5. 40 CFR 304.11 - Scope and applicability.

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 27 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and applicability. 304.11 Section 304.11 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SUPERFUND, EMERGENCY PLANNING, AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW PROGRAMS ARBITRATION PROCEDURES FOR SMALL SUPERFUND COST...

  6. 18 CFR 385.1601 - Scope and purpose (Rule 1601).

    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope and purpose (Rule 1601). 385.1601 Section 385.1601 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY... inflation adjustments to the civil monetary penalties provided by law within the jurisdiction of...

  7. 48 CFR 1819.7301 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-10-01

    ... technological innovation; and increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R/R... SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs 1819.7301 Scope of subpart. The Small Business Innovation Research...

  8. 29 CFR 570.70 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope. 570.70 Section 570.70 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REGULATIONS CHILD LABOR... “provisions of section 12 relating to child labor shall apply to an employee below the age of 16 employed...

  9. 37 CFR 205.23 - Scope of testimony.

    2010-07-01

    ... for reconsideration. (C) Copyright law or other law. (D) The actions of another Office employee. (v... Section 205.23 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights COPYRIGHT OFFICE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPYRIGHT OFFICE... in Which the Office Is Not a Party § 205.23 Scope of testimony. (a)(1) If a Copyright Office...

  10. The Scope of Gene Patent Protection and the TRIPS Agreement

    Sommer, Tine

    2007-01-01

    The Scope of Gene Patent Protection and the TRIPS Agreement - An Exclusively Nondiscriminatory Approach?   Gene patenting in Europe has provoked much debate both before and since the adoption of Directive 98/44/EC on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions. Some of the major points of...

  11. cyanoScope: Mapping cyanobacteria one slide at a time

    cyanoScope is a new initiative for engaging the public, and particularly citizen scientists, to assist with mapping potentially harmful algal blooms throughout New England. Cyanobacteria are important members of the phytoplankton assemblages in lakes. In most situations these p...

  12. 48 CFR 50.000 - Scope of part.

    2010-10-01

    ... as a qualified anti-terrorism technology as defined in the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering... promote development and use of anti-terrorism technologies. ... EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTUAL ACTIONS AND THE SAFETY ACT 50.000 Scope of part. This part— (a)(1) Prescribes...

  13. 48 CFR 50.200 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-10-01

    ... EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTUAL ACTIONS AND THE SAFETY ACT Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 50.200 Scope of subpart. This subpart implements the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) liability protections to promote development and use of...

  14. 29 CFR 1912a.1 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH § 1912a.1 Purpose and scope. (a) Section 7(a) of the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 establishes a...

  15. 7 CFR 271.1 - General purpose and scope.

    2010-01-01

    ..., in part: Congress hereby finds that the limited food purchasing power of low-income households... households to obtain a more nutritious diet through normal channels of trade by increasing food purchasing power for all eligible households who apply for participation. (b) Scope of the regulations. Part...

  16. 28 CFR 544.40 - Purpose and scope.

    2010-07-01

    ... Mandatory English-as-a-Second Language Program (ESL) § 544.40 Purpose and scope. Pursuant to the Crime Control Act of 1990 (18 U.S.C. 3624(f)), limited English proficient inmates confined in Federal Bureau of Prisons institutions are required to attend an English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) program until...

  17. 20 CFR 416.901 - Scope of subpart.

    2010-04-01

    ... in telling us of any events that may cause a change in your disability or blindness status and when... DISABLED Determining Disability and Blindness General § 416.901 Scope of subpart. In order for you to become entitled to any benefits based upon disability or blindness you must be disabled or blind...

  18. 22 CFR 211.1 - General purpose and scope; legislation.

    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false General purpose and scope; legislation. 211.1...; legislation. (a) Legislation. The Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended (Pub...-624, 104 Stat. 3632-65 (1990). The legislation implemented by the regulation in this part (as of...

  19. Plastic surgery in Nigeria-Scope and challenges

    TOG Chukwuanukwu

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background Plastic surgery as a major subspecialty of surgery has existed in Nigeria for several decades but the populace including medical practitioners are yet to fully appreciate its scope. This leads to very late presentation/referral of cases and management of cases that should have been referred by less qualified practitioners with attendant poor outcomes and complications. Most people still regard plastic surgery as being synonymous with cosmetic/aesthetic surgery but the scope goes far beyond this entity. It is therefore important that the public including medical practitioners who are the main sources of referral to the subspecialty are aware of the range of cases handled by plastic surgery units. The plastic surgeon in Nigeria is also faced with a lot of challenges ranging from the arduous task of one having to manage very many different and complicated cases to being very poorly equipped and appreciated. Objectives To educate the populace especially the medical practitioners on the scope of plastic surgery and the extent of development of the subspecialty in Nigeria and solicit for colleague′s cooperation in order to move plastic surgery forward. To also highlight the difficulties faced by the plastic surgeon in Nigeria and seeking help from appropriate quarters which will help to reduce unnecessary referrals abroad while improving the services rendered to patients locally. Conclusion Plastic surgery in Nigeria has developed significantly both in scope and manpower but it is still faced with a lot of challenges. Knowledge of its scope will help to reduce unnecessary referrals abroad while improving services/skill here in Nigeria.

  20. Focusing the EarthScope for a Broader Audience

    Smith-Konter, B. R.

    2011-12-01

    One of the most challenging milestones of scientific research is often the translation of a technical result into a clear "teachable moment" that is accessible (and interesting!) to a broader audience. The success of this milestone can largely be measured by its effectiveness to inspire interest and enthusiasm in the non-scientist. Moreover, as 4D multimedia now dominates most aspects of our social environment, science "teaching" now also requires intervention of visualization technology and animation to portray research results in an inviting and stimulating manner. In response to these needs, a primary objective of the EarthScope Education and Outreach program is to transform technical science into teachable products for a technologically thriving generation. Following the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)'s lead in developing interactive Earth science kiosk multimedia (bundled in a free product called Active Earth), a major focus of this EarthScope CAREER project is aimed at the construction and installation of customized EarthScope-themed touch screen kiosks in local communities. These kiosks are helping to educate a broader audience about EarthScope's unique instrumentation and observations using interactive animations, games, and virtual field trips. An additional focus of this CAREER project is aimed at the development of several Earthquakes in Action teaching modules for grades 6-12, which have been successfully tested and implemented in both teacher-prep courses and an annual high school summer geosciences camp at the University of Texas at El Paso. These activities are beginning to shape a new pathway for how teachers teach and students learn about planet Earth and its fantastic EarthScope - one click (and touch) at a time.

  1. 78 FR 14843 - Temporary Scope Expansion of the Post-Investigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

    2013-03-07

    ... COMMISSION Temporary Scope Expansion of the Post-Investigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Program AGENCY... Regulatory Commission (NRC) is expanding the scope of the post-investigation Alternative Dispute Resolution...-0115, ``Alternative Dispute Resolution Review Team (ART) Pilot Program Recommendations for...

  2. 76 FR 51022 - Juneau Hydropower, Inc.; Notice of Scoping Meeting and Site Visit and Soliciting Scoping Comments...

    2011-08-17

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Juneau Hydropower, Inc.; Notice of Scoping Meeting and Site Visit and.... Applicant: Juneau Hydropower, Inc. d. Name of Project: Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project. e. Location.... 791(a)-825(r). g. Applicant Contact: Duff Mitchell, Business Manager, Juneau Hydropower, Inc.,...

  3. Financial Integration and Economies of Scope: A Cross-Industry Analysis of Bancassurance in Taiwan

    Lih Ru Chen; Jin Lung Peng; Jennifer L Wang

    2008-01-01

    Using unique bancassurance data from Taiwan, we examine whether banks improve their scope economies by engaging in bancassurance activities. We adopt an econometric approach to identify the relation between economies of scope and bancassurance. The empirical results show that higher involvement in bancassurance helps banks improve their cost scope economies but may also lead to revenue scope diseconomies. However, the overall results indicate that banks in Taiwan realized greater gains from c...

  4. A cost analysis of reusable and disposable flexible optical scopes for intubation

    Tvede, M F; Kristensen, M S; Nyhus-Andreasen, M

    2012-01-01

    Intubation using a flexible optical scope (FOS) is a cornerstone technique for managing the predicted and unpredicted difficult airway. The term FOS covers both fibre-optic scopes and videoscopes. The total costs of using flexible scopes for intubation are unknown. The recent introduction of a di...

  5. Tank farm restoration and safe operation, project W-314, upgrade scope summary report (USSR)

    This revision to the Project W-314 Upgrade Scope Summary Report (USSR), incorporates changes to the project scope from Alternative Generation Analysis (AGA), customer guidance, and changing requirements. It defines the actual upgrades currently in scope, and provides traceability to the requirements and/or drivers

  6. 15 CFR 732.2 - Steps regarding scope of the EAR.

    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Steps regarding scope of the EAR. 732... FOR USING THE EAR § 732.2 Steps regarding scope of the EAR. Steps 1 though 6 are designed to aid you in determining the scope of the EAR. A flow chart describing these steps is contained in...

  7. 14 CFR 1260.25 - Change in principal investigator or scope.

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Change in principal investigator or scope... COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS General Provisions § 1260.25 Change in principal investigator or scope. Change in Principal Investigator or Scope October 2000 The following guidance is provided as an amplification to...

  8. Tank farm restoration and safe operation, Project W-314, upgrade scope summary report (USSR)

    The revision to the Project W-314 Upgrade Scope Summary Report (USSR), incorporates changes to the project scope from customer guidance. Included are incorporation of the recommendations from HNF-2500, agreements regarding interfaces with Project W-211, and assumption of scope previously assigned to Project W-454

  9. Defining the Scope of Grievance Arbitration in Public Education Employment Contracts

    Shipley, David E.

    1974-01-01

    After examining the case law in this area, the comment concludes that the scope of grievance arbitration should be coextensive with the scope of collective bargaining. This broad scope of grievance arbitration can be achieved without destroying a school board's ability to manage its schools. (Author)

  10. Full-scope nuclear training simulator -brought to the desktop

    RighTSTEP is a suite of simulation software which has been initially designed to facilitate upgrade of Ontario Hydro's full-scope simulators, but is also adaptable to a variety of other roles. it is presently being commissioned at Bruch A Training Simulator and has seen preliminary use in desktop and classroom roles. Because of the flexibility of the system, we anticipate it will see common use in the corporation for full-scope simulation roles. A key reason for developing RighTSTEP (Real Time Simulator Technology Extensible and Portable) was the need to modernize and upgrade the full-scope training simulator while protecting the investment in modelling code. This modelling code represents the end product of 18 years of evolution from the beginning of its development in 1979. Bringing this modelling code to a modern and more useful framework - the combination of simulator host, operating system, and simulator operating system - also could provide many spin-off benefits. The development (and first implementation) of the righTSTEP system was cited for saving the corporation 5.6M$ and was recognized by a corporate New Technology Award last year. The most important spin-off from this project has been the desktop version of the full-scope simulator. The desktop simulator uses essentially the same software as does its full-scope counterpart, and may be used for a variety of new purposes. Classroom and individual simulator training can now be easily accommodated since a desktop simulator is both affordable and relatively ease to use. Further, a wide group of people can be trained using the desktop simulator: by contrast the full-scope simulators were almost exclusively devoted to front-line operating staff. The desktop is finding increasing use in support of engineering applications, resulting from its easy accessibility, breadth of station systems represented, and tools for analysis and viewing. As further plant models are made available on the new simulator platform and

  11. Qinshan 300Mwe NPP full scope simulator upgrade

    On April 28,2004, RINPO was awarded the project for Qinshan 300Mwe NPP full scope simulator upgrade, the SAT (site acceptance test) was completed on June 30 2005 and the simulator put into operator training again. Scope of upgrade includes: computer system (DGI server and workstations) all replaced by microcomputers; G2 I/O controllers all replaced by RTP EIOBC; Unix-based simulation support environment replaced by RINPO's PC-based simulation environment RINSIMTM, Instructor software replaced by RINPO's PC-based instructor software with function and diagram redesigned; DEH, Feed-water control and some other digital control systems redeveloped to follow NPP modifications; desk-top simulator with soft panel control room developed as byproduct; most of the models not changed but it is planned the reactor core and PPC model will be upgraded in near future. SAT of upgrade demonstrates that the performance of the simulator much improved after the upgrade. (author)

  12. Earthquake warning system for infrastructures : a scoping analysis.

    Brodsky, Nancy S.; O' Connor, Sharon L.; Stamber, Kevin Louis; Kelic, Andjelka; Fogleman, William E. (GRIT, Inc., Albuquerque, NM); Vugrin, Eric D.; Corbet, Thomas Frank, Jr.; Brown, Theresa Jean

    2011-09-01

    This report provides the results of a scoping study evaluating the potential risk reduction value of a hypothetical, earthquake early-warning system. The study was based on an analysis of the actions that could be taken to reduce risks to population and infrastructures, how much time would be required to take each action and the potential consequences of false alarms given the nature of the action. The results of the scoping analysis indicate that risks could be reduced through improving existing event notification systems and individual responses to the notification; and production and utilization of more detailed risk maps for local planning. Detailed maps and training programs, based on existing knowledge of geologic conditions and processes, would reduce uncertainty in the consequence portion of the risk analysis. Uncertainties in the timing, magnitude and location of earthquakes and the potential impacts of false alarms will present major challenges to the value of an early-warning system.

  13. Mindfulness Interventions in Physical Rehabilitation: A Scoping Review.

    Hardison, Mark E; Roll, Shawn C

    2016-01-01

    A scoping review was conducted to describe how mindfulness is used in physical rehabilitation, identify implications for occupational therapy practice, and guide future research on clinical mindfulness interventions. A systematic search of four literature databases produced 1,524 original abstracts, of which 16 articles were included. Although only 3 Level I or II studies were identified, the literature included suggests that mindfulness interventions are helpful for patients with musculoskeletal and chronic pain disorders and demonstrate trends toward outcome improvements for patients with neurocognitive and neuromotor disorders. Only 2 studies included an occupational therapist as the primary mindfulness provider, but all mindfulness interventions in the selected studies fit within the occupational therapy scope of practice according to the American Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process. Higher-level research is needed to evaluate the effects of mindfulness interventions in physical rehabilitation and to determine best practices for the use of mindfulness by occupational therapy practitioners. PMID:27089297

  14. A scoping review of Indigenous suicide prevention in circumpolar regions

    Redvers, Jennifer; Bjerregaard, Peter; Eriksen, Heidi;

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Suicide is a serious public health challenge in circumpolar regions, especially among Indigenous youth. Indigenous communities, government agencies and health care providers are making concerted efforts to reduce the burden of suicide and strengthen protective factors for individuals......, families and communities. The persistence of suicide has made it clear that more needs to be done. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to undertake a scoping review of the peer-reviewed literature on suicide prevention and interventions in Indigenous communities across the circumpolar north. Our objective was to...... determine the extent and types of interventions that have been reported during past decade. We want to use this knowledge to support community initiative and inform intervention development and evaluation. DESIGN: We conducted a scoping review of online databases to identify studies published between 2004...

  15. Obesity studies in the circumpolar Inuit: a scoping review

    Galloway, Tracey; Blackett, Hilary; Chatwood, Susan; Jeppesen, Charlotte; Kandola, Kami; Linton, Janice; Bjerregaard, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Background. Among circumpolar populations, recent research has documented a significant increase in risk factors which are commonly associated with chronic disease, notably obesity. Objective. The present study undertakes a scoping review of research on obesity in the circumpolar Inuit to determine the extent obesity research has been undertaken, how well all subpopulations and geographic areas are represented, the methodologies used and whether they are sufficient in describing risk factors,...

  16. Practical Limits to the Scope of Digital Preservation

    Kastellec, Mike

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines factors that limit the ability of institutions to digitally preserve the cultural heritage of the modern era. The author takes a wide-ranging approach to shed light on limitations to the scope of digital preservation.  The author finds that technological limitations to digital preservation have been addressed but still exist, and that non-technical aspects—access, selection, law, and finances—move into the foreground as technological limitations recede.  The author propose...

  17. Copyright & Risk: Scoping the Wellcome Digital Library Project

    Stobo, Victoria; Deazley, Ronan; Anderson, Ian G.

    2013-01-01

    Copyright & Risk: Scoping the Wellcome Digital Library is a comprehensive case study which aims to assess the merits of the risk-managed approach to copyright clearance adopted by the Wellcome Library (WL) in the course of their pilot digitisation project Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics. Whilst the WL clearly identifies as a library, as a collecting institution it extends from books and periodicals to include archives and manuscripts, art, the moving image and sound associated...

  18. Scope of Hydrolysable Tannins as Possible Antimicrobial Agent.

    Ekambaram, Sanmuga Priya; Perumal, Senthamil Selvan; Balakrishnan, Ajay

    2016-07-01

    Hydrolysable tannins (HTs) are secondary metabolites from plants, which are roughly classified into gallotannins and ellagitannins having gallic acid and ellagic acid residues respectively attached to the hydroxyl group of glucose by ester linkage. The presence of hexahydroxydiphenoyl and nonahydroxyterphenoyl moieties is considered to render antimicrobial property to HTs. HTs also show considerable synergy with antibiotics. Nevertheless, they have low pharmacokinetic property. The present review presents the scope of HTs as future antimicrobial agent. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:27062587

  19. Scope of Internal Marketing in B2B Companies

    Nigam, Niharika

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Previous studies have focused on "internal marketing" from services marketing perspective. There is, therefore, a great dearth of in-depth research on its application to other business types. This research attempts to find the scope of internal marketing in B2B companies. The purpose of this research is to closely examine the elements, their linkage, tools and applications of Internal marketing when applied to B2B settings. Internal marketing, the application of marketing managem...

  20. Angra 1 nuclear power plant full scope simulator development project

    Selvatici, Edmundo; Castanheira, Luiz Carlos C.; Silva Junior, Nilo Garcia da, E-mail: edsel@eletronuclear.gov.br, E-mail: lccast@eletronuclear.gov.br, E-mail: nilogar@eletronuclear.gov.br [Eletrobras Termonuclear S.A. (SCO/ELETRONUCLEAR), Angra dos Reis, RJ (Brazil). Superintendencia de Coordenacao da Operacao; Zazo, Francisco Javier Lopez; Ruiz, Jose Antonio, E-mail: jlopez@tecnatom.es, E-mail: jaruiz@tecnatom.es [Tecnatom S.A., San Sebastian de los Reyes, Madrid (Spain)

    2015-07-01

    Specific Full Scope Simulators are an essential tool for training NPP control room operators, in the formation phase as well as for maintaining their qualifications. In the last years availability of a Plant specific simulator has also become a Regulator requirement for Nuclear Power Plant operation. By providing real-time practical training for the operators, the use of a simulator allows improving the operator's performance, reducing the number of unplanned shutdowns and more effective response to abnormal and emergency operating conditions. It can also be used, among other uses, to validate procedures, test proposed plant modifications, perform engineering studies and to provide operation training for the technical support staff of the plant. The NPP site, in Angra dos Reis-RJ, Brazil, comprises the two units in operation, Unit 1, 640 MWe, Westinghouse PWR and Unit 2, 1350 MWe, KWU/Areva PWR and one unit in construction, Unit 3, 1405 MWe, KWU/Areva PWR, of the same design of Angra 2. Angra 2 has had its full scope simulator from the beginning, however this was not the case of Angra 1, that had to train its operators abroad, due to lack of a specific simulator. Eletronuclear participated in all the phases of the project, from data supply to commissioning and validation. The Angra 1 full scope simulator encompasses more than 80 systems of the plant including the Primary system, reactor core and associated auxiliary systems, the secondary system and turbo generator as well as all the Plant operational and safety I and C. The Angra 1 Main Control Room panels were reproduced in the simulator control room as well as the remote shutdown panels that are outside the control room. This paper describes the project for development of the Angra 1 NPP Full Scope Simulator, supplied by Tecnatom S.A., in the period of Feb.2012 to Feb.2015. (author)

  1. Scope of Tunnel Junction Based Molecular Electronics and Spintronics Devices

    Tyagi, Pawan; Friebe, Edwards; Baker, Collin

    2014-01-01

    Scope of molecule based devices may govern the advancement of the next generation logic and memory devices. Molecules have the potential to be unmatched device elements as chemists can mass produce an endless variety of molecules with novel optical, magnetic, and charge transport characteristics. However, the biggest challenge is to connect two metal leads to a target molecule(s) and develop a robust and versatile device fabrication technology that can be adopted for commercial scale mass pro...

  2. Interprofessional teamwork in the trauma setting: a scoping review

    Courtenay, M; Nancarrow, S.; Dawson, D.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Approximately 70 to 80% of healthcare errors are due to poor team communication and understanding. High-risk environments such as the trauma setting (which covers a broad spectrum of departments in acute services) are where the majority of these errors occur. Despite the emphasis on interprofessional collaborative practice and patient safety, interprofessional teamworking in the trauma setting has received little attention. This paper presents the findings of a scoping review ...

  3. A scoping review of definitions and frameworks of intersectoral action

    Alejandra Dubois; Louise St-Pierre; Mirella Veras

    2015-01-01

    AbstractIntersectoral action is rooted in all health promotion activities because the determinants of health lie outside of the health sector. Despite the increasing use of these terms (intersectoral action, intersectoral action for health, intersectoral collaboration), often interchangeably, we noted a lack of consensus on their definitions and conceptualizations. The objective of this paper is to report the results of a scoping review of the use of definitions for a set of related terms as ...

  4. SCOPE: A Scientific Compound Object Publishing and Editing System

    Kwok Cheung; Jane Hunter; Anna Lashtabeg; John Drennan

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the SCOPE (Scientific Compound Object Publishing and Editing) system which is designed to enable scientists to easily author, publish and edit scientific compound objects. Scientific compound objects encapsulate the various datasets and resources generated or utilized during a scientific experiment or discovery process, within a single compound object, for publishing and exchange. The adoption of “named graphs” to represent these compound objects enables provenance informa...

  5. Department of Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) scoping session

    The purpose of this programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) scoping meeting was: to present the ground water program so as to build some familiarity and understanding about the issue involved; and to get the Durango community's input. This report contains the presentations made by the project manager for the uranium mill tailings program, site manager for the Durango UMTRA site, manager of ground water hydrology, and includes comments made by local residents

  6. Establishing the scope of marketing practice: insights from practitioners

    Dibb, Sally; Simoes, Claudia; Wensley, Robin

    2014-01-01

    Purpose – Describing marketing practices is fundamental to understanding both the scope of marketing practice and the actual value it adds to the organization. This paper clarifies the reach of marketing practice and the nature of activities that marketers carry out. Design/Methodology/approach – The study uses mixed methods, involving qualitative document analysis, qualitative interviews and a quantitative managerial survey. Findings – The findings reveal consistency in the views of...

  7. BDAWG Scoping Report: Drugs and alcohol services in Belfast

    Public Health Agency

    2011-01-01

    Mary Black, Assistant Director for Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement in the Public Health Agency, established the Belfast Drug and Alcohol Working Group in early 2010 to undertake a scoping exercise of drugs and alcohol services in Belfast, and to produce a report outlining their findings and making some recommendations as to how services could be better promoted, targeted, co-ordinated and ultimately improved.� This report is the culmination of a series of meetings and workshops (from ...

  8. Compassion: a scoping review of the healthcare literature

    Sinclair, Shane; Norris, Jill M.; McConnell, Shelagh J.; Chochinov, Harvey Max; Hack, Thomas F; Hagen, Neil A.; McClement, Susan; Bouchal, Shelley Raffin

    2016-01-01

    Background Recent concerns about suboptimal patient care and a lack of compassion have prompted policymakers to question the preparedness of clinicians for the challenging environment in which they practice. Compassionate care is expected by patients and is a professional obligation of clinicians; however, little is known about the state of research on clinical compassion. The purpose of this scoping review was to map the literature on compassion in clinical healthcare. Methods Searches of ei...

  9. Scoping calculations of power sources for nuclear electric propulsion

    Difilippo, F.C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1994-05-01

    This technical memorandum describes models and calculational procedures to fully characterize the nuclear island of power sources for nuclear electric propulsion. Two computer codes were written: one for the gas-cooled NERVA derivative reactor and the other for liquid metal-cooled fuel pin reactors. These codes are going to be interfaced by NASA with the balance of plant in order to making scoping calculations for mission analysis.

  10. A scoping review of Indigenous suicide prevention in circumpolar regions

    Redvers, Jennifer; Bjerregaard, Peter; Eriksen, Heidi; Fanian, Sahar; Healey, Gwen; Hiratsuka, Vanessa; de Jong, Michael; Viskum Lytken Larsen, Christina; Linton, Janice; Pollock, Nathaniel; Silviken, Anne; Stoor, Petter; Chatwood, Susan

    2015-01-01

    Background. Suicide is a serious public health challenge in circumpolar regions, especially among Indigenous youth. Indigenous communities, government agencies and health care providers are making concerted efforts to reduce the burden of suicide and strengthen protective factors for individuals, families and communities. The persistence of suicide has made it clear that more needs to be done.Objective. Our aim was to undertake a scoping review of the peer-reviewed literature on suicide preve...

  11. Multiple myeloma and physical activity: a scoping review

    Smith, L; McCourt, O.; Heinrich, M.; Paton, B.; Yong, K.; Wardle, J; Fisher, A.

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: Multiple myeloma is the second most common haematological cancer. A growing body of literature is emerging that investigates the role physical activity plays in all stages of multiple myeloma (prevention and survivorship) and to date no attempt has been made to collate and understand this literature. Therefore, this scoping review aims to (1) outline what is already known about physical activity in all stages of multiple myeloma (2) map the literature on physical activity and mult...

  12. Angra 1 nuclear power plant full scope simulator development project

    Specific Full Scope Simulators are an essential tool for training NPP control room operators, in the formation phase as well as for maintaining their qualifications. In the last years availability of a Plant specific simulator has also become a Regulator requirement for Nuclear Power Plant operation. By providing real-time practical training for the operators, the use of a simulator allows improving the operator's performance, reducing the number of unplanned shutdowns and more effective response to abnormal and emergency operating conditions. It can also be used, among other uses, to validate procedures, test proposed plant modifications, perform engineering studies and to provide operation training for the technical support staff of the plant. The NPP site, in Angra dos Reis-RJ, Brazil, comprises the two units in operation, Unit 1, 640 MWe, Westinghouse PWR and Unit 2, 1350 MWe, KWU/Areva PWR and one unit in construction, Unit 3, 1405 MWe, KWU/Areva PWR, of the same design of Angra 2. Angra 2 has had its full scope simulator from the beginning, however this was not the case of Angra 1, that had to train its operators abroad, due to lack of a specific simulator. Eletronuclear participated in all the phases of the project, from data supply to commissioning and validation. The Angra 1 full scope simulator encompasses more than 80 systems of the plant including the Primary system, reactor core and associated auxiliary systems, the secondary system and turbo generator as well as all the Plant operational and safety I and C. The Angra 1 Main Control Room panels were reproduced in the simulator control room as well as the remote shutdown panels that are outside the control room. This paper describes the project for development of the Angra 1 NPP Full Scope Simulator, supplied by Tecnatom S.A., in the period of Feb.2012 to Feb.2015. (author)

  13. Monticello recirculation piping replacement problems, contingencies, and evolving work scope

    A description is given of the many significant items that were added to the initial workscope during the detailed preparation and actual replacement of the Monticello reactor recirculation piping. These included chemical decontamination, weld stress improvement, manifold reconfiguration, electro-polishing, extra machining and welding of nozzles, piping scope additions and the replacement of jet pump nozzles. Lessons are drawn for future replacement work. (author)

  14. Originalism & The Scope of the Constitution's Disqualification Clause

    Tillman, Seth Barrett

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses the scope of the Constitution’s Disqualification Clause (Article I, Section 3, Clause 7) and the original public meaning of its “office...under the United States” language. In a recent paper in this journal, Benjamin Cassady argued that this clause bars disqualified former presidents, vice presidents, and officers of the United States from subsequent election or reelection to the presidency and vice presidency. Here, I take the contrary position: disqualified former presi...

  15. Determinants of unlawful file sharing:a scoping review

    Steven James Watson; Daniel John Zizzo; Piers Fleming

    2015-01-01

    We employ a scoping review methodology to consider and assess the existing evidence on the determinants of unlawful file sharing (UFS) transparently and systematically. Based on the evidence, we build a simple conceptual framework to model the psychological decision to engage in UFS, purchase legally or do nothing. We identify social, moral, experiential, technical, legal and financial utility sources of the decision to purchase or to file share. They interact in complex ways. We consider the...

  16. LANGUAGE PROBLEMS IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS: LIMITING THE SCOPE

    A. Effendi Kadarisman

    2014-01-01

    This article critically discusses the paradigmatic shift in applied linguistics, resulting in a claim that countless real-world language problems fall within its scope, but in reality they weaken the discipline and make it lack a focus. Then it takes a closer look at the nature of these language problems, and picks out, for analysis, real examples of writing problems in ELT in Indonesian context. It further argues that, by focusing primarily on problems in ELT and SLA, applied linguistics rea...

  17. Economies of scale and scope in Vietnamese hospitals.

    Weaver, Marcia; Deolalikar, Anil

    2004-07-01

    Hospitals consume a large share of health resources in developing countries, but little is known about the efficiency of their scale and scope. The Ministry of Health of Vietnam and World Bank collected data in 1996 from the largest sample ever surveyed in a developing country. The sample included 654 out of 815 public hospitals, six categories of hospitals and a broad range of sizes. These data were used to estimate total variable cost as a function of multiple products, such as admissions and outpatient visits. We report results for two specifications: (1) estimates with a single variable for beds and (2) estimates with interaction terms for beds and the category of hospital. The coefficient estimates were used to calculate marginal costs, short-run returns to the variable factor, economies of scale, and economies of scope for each category of hospital. There were important differences across categories of hospitals. The measure of economies of scale was 1.09 for central general and 1.05 for central specialty hospitals with a mean of 516 and 226 beds, respectively, indicating roughly constant returns to scale. The measure was well below one for both provincial general and specialty hospitals with a mean of 357 and 192 beds, respectively, indicating large diseconomies of scale. The measure was 1.16 for district hospitals and 0.89 other ministry hospitals indicating modest economies and diseconomies of scale, respectively. There were large economies of scope for central and provincial general hospitals. We conclude that in a system of public hospitals in a developing country that followed an administrative structure, the variable cost function differed significantly across categories of hospitals. Economies of scale and scope depended on the category of the hospital in addition to the number of beds and volume of output. PMID:15087154

  18. Scoping calculations of power sources for nuclear electric propulsion

    This technical memorandum describes models and calculational procedures to fully characterize the nuclear island of power sources for nuclear electric propulsion. Two computer codes were written: one for the gas-cooled NERVA derivative reactor and the other for liquid metal-cooled fuel pin reactors. These codes are going to be interfaced by NASA with the balance of plant in order to making scoping calculations for mission analysis

  19. Scope and limitations of due process in administrative proceedings

    Bernardo Carvajal Sánchez

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In order to explain in a better way the scope of Due Process in Administrative Law as a legal norm whose respect is essential to all government agencies, three points of view (formal, structural and material are proposed. Those items seem useful to understand “Administrative Due Process” in all its dimensions: as a constitutional norm developed by the enactment of laws and decrees; as a principle inspiring some conducts and new norms; and as an objective and subjective fundamental right. On the other hand, it is shown that Administrative Due Process is not an absolute rule because in some cases its full application is subject to normative relativism. Two opposite trends can be perceived at this point: in the first place, government agencies usually do not act the same way judges do, so Administrative Due Process should be distinguished from Judicial Due Process; therefore, it could actually have a more restricted scope. In the second place, some administrative authorities are nowadays playing a role more or less similar to what judges do. This means that new procedural guarantees will be claimed. In any case, admitting valid limitations to Administrative Due Process leads to the quest of the limits of these limitations. The application of the rule of Due Process cannot be totally suppressed; its scope cannot be completely reduced. This is the result of its fundamental nature as a legal norm that ensures justice and equity in all administrative procedures, and proscribes random decisions.

  20. Multifunctional optimised scope simulators in Central and Eastern Europe

    In the field of operator training, multiple functions have to be covered such as basic principles training, training on specific systems, operations training addressing operating procedures in normal, incidental and accidental situations, plant physical phenomena analysis. Training simulators are appropriate tools to meet theses needs. Optimisation of the scope of simulation is required to meet specific training objectives and produce cost-effective solutions that allow for possible future extensions. Training needs and training programs have to be identified with the participation of final users, leading to the development of appropriate training materials: 'multifunctional' (also called analytical) optimised scope simulators are a concrete solution to meeting this challenge. For these simulators, the quality of physical models used is equivalent to that used in the full-scope replica-type simulators. Moreover, all state-of-the-art technical requirements in terms of development of training simulators, must be satisfied: realism of modelling, tolerances, simulated incidents and accidents. Examples of this concept will be illustrated in the paper through the presentation of recent developments of simulators in Central and Eastern European NPPs (VVER-1000, VVER-440, RBMK, BN600, PWR 600). A brief presentation of the software workshop used to develop these simulators concludes the paper. (author)

  1. Scoping Study Investigating PWR Instrumentation during a Severe Accident Scenario

    The accidents at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) and Fukushima Daiichi Units 1, 2, and 3 nuclear power plants demonstrate the critical importance of accurate, relevant, and timely information on the status of reactor systems during a severe accident. These events also highlight the critical importance of understanding and focusing on the key elements of system status information in an environment where operators may be overwhelmed with superfluous and sometimes conflicting data. While progress in these areas has been made since TMI-2, the events at Fukushima suggests that there may still be a potential need to ensure that critical plant information is available to plant operators. Recognizing the significant technical and economic challenges associated with plant modifications, it is important to focus on instrumentation that can address these information critical needs. As part of a program initiated by the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE), a scoping effort was initiated to assess critical information needs identified for severe accident management and mitigation in commercial Light Water Reactors (LWRs), to quantify the environment instruments monitoring this data would have to survive, and to identify gaps where predicted environments exceed instrumentation qualification envelop (QE) limits. Results from the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) scoping evaluations are documented in this report. The PWR evaluations were limited in this scoping evaluation to quantifying the environmental conditions for an unmitigated Short-Term Station BlackOut (STSBO) sequence in one unit at the Surry nuclear power station. Results were obtained using the MELCOR models developed for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-sponsored State of the Art Consequence Assessment (SOARCA) program project. Results from this scoping evaluation indicate that some instrumentation identified to provide critical information would be exposed to conditions that

  2. Scoping Study Investigating PWR Instrumentation during a Severe Accident Scenario

    Rempe, J. L. [Rempe and Associates, LLC, Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Knudson, D. L. [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Lutz, R. J. [Lutz Nuclear Safety Consultant, LLC, Asheville, NC (United States)

    2015-09-01

    The accidents at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) and Fukushima Daiichi Units 1, 2, and 3 nuclear power plants demonstrate the critical importance of accurate, relevant, and timely information on the status of reactor systems during a severe accident. These events also highlight the critical importance of understanding and focusing on the key elements of system status information in an environment where operators may be overwhelmed with superfluous and sometimes conflicting data. While progress in these areas has been made since TMI-2, the events at Fukushima suggests that there may still be a potential need to ensure that critical plant information is available to plant operators. Recognizing the significant technical and economic challenges associated with plant modifications, it is important to focus on instrumentation that can address these information critical needs. As part of a program initiated by the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE), a scoping effort was initiated to assess critical information needs identified for severe accident management and mitigation in commercial Light Water Reactors (LWRs), to quantify the environment instruments monitoring this data would have to survive, and to identify gaps where predicted environments exceed instrumentation qualification envelop (QE) limits. Results from the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) scoping evaluations are documented in this report. The PWR evaluations were limited in this scoping evaluation to quantifying the environmental conditions for an unmitigated Short-Term Station BlackOut (STSBO) sequence in one unit at the Surry nuclear power station. Results were obtained using the MELCOR models developed for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-sponsored State of the Art Consequence Assessment (SOARCA) program project. Results from this scoping evaluation indicate that some instrumentation identified to provide critical information would be exposed to conditions that

  3. PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT: A revised scope for Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering A revised scope for Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering

    Forbes, Ian

    2010-05-01

    Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering is well known for publishing excellent work in highly competitive timescales. The journal's coverage has consistently evolved to reflect the current state of the field, and from May 2010 it will revisit its scope once again. The aims of the journal remain unchanged, however: to be the first choice of authors and readers in MEMS and micro-scale research. The new scope continues to focus on highlighting the link between fabrication technologies and their capacity to create novel devices. This link will be considered paramount in the journal, and both prospective authors and readers should let it serve as an inspiration to them. The burgeoning fields of NEMS and nano-scale engineering are more explicitly supported in the new scope. Research which ten years ago would have been considered science fiction has, through the tireless efforts of the community, become reality. The Editorial Board feel it is important to reflect the growing significance of this work in the scope. The new scope, drafted by Editor-in-Chief Professor Mark Allen, and approved by the Editorial Board, is as follows: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering covers all aspects of microelectromechanical structures, devices, and systems, as well as micromechanics and micromechatronics. The journal focuses on original work in fabrication and integration technologies, on the micro- and nano-scale. The journal aims to highlight the link between new fabrication technologies and their capacity to create novel devices. Original work in microengineering and nanoengineering is also reported. Such work is defined as applications of these fabrication and integration technologies to structures in which key attributes of the devices or systems depend on specific micro- or nano-scale features. Such applications span the physical, chemical, electrical and biological realms. New fabrication and integration techniques for both silicon and non-silicon materials are

  4. EDITORIAL: New scope for Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics New scope for Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

    Roche, Olivia; Margaritondo, Giorgio

    2011-10-01

    After five years of significant growth and development, and with the Impact Factor (IF) now firmly placed over 2.0, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (JPhysD) has seen a double change at the helm in the last 12 months. Giorgio Margaritondo from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland took over as Editor-in-Chief from Pallab Bhattacharya, while Olivia Roche took over as Publisher from Sarah Quin. We inherited a strong, successful journal. With its IF of 2.105, excellent publication times and flexible, responsive management, JPhysD has established itself as the place to publish high-quality research papers in applied physics. Having introduced Fast Track Communications (FTCs) in 2008, we also became an outlet for short, high-impact letter-like articles. FTCs, with their particularly strict refereeing, add an extra mark of quality to the content. We are keen to continue developing and strengthening the journal to make it the first choice for authors and readers. We are lucky to be working in the exciting, rapidly-changing field of applied physics. The pace of development can sometimes be breathtaking. One of our first actions on taking over the journal was to look again at its scope. We felt it was time to respond to all the recent developments, to ensure that our scope encompasses the latest, cutting-edge research topics—so that it matches the reality of applied physics today. The first issue of the journal that will see this new scope implemented will be issue 41 of this volume. We would like to thank the entire Editorial Board for their hard work during this scope review. The greatest change during this review has been the merging of two sections, 'Functional surfaces and interfaces' and 'Structure and properties of matter', into a new section entitled 'Condensed matter, interfaces and related nanostructures'. This change reflects the significant developments in these connected fields in recent years, particularly the natural evolution of

  5. Content of the scope of the companies’ business efficiency controlling

    O.Yu. Popova

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the article. The aim of the article is to outline the contents of the scope of the company business performance controlling. The results of the analysis. The development and adaptation of controlling tools to local business conditions requires, above all, the provision of clarity to those scopes which play a key role in forming the efficiency. The evaluation of the final results of economic activity has traditionally been based on measurement and comparison of absolute indicators with the relevant criteria, mainly represented by the financial and economic indicators of income, profits, costs, and derived indices with relative values, i.e. profitability, payback period, etc. Basing on synthesizing the peculiarities of performance manifestation according to the basic laws of economics (laws of saving time, increased labor productivity and increase of economic needs we can propose the definition of the company’s business efficiency. The company business efficiency is the ability to form such a combination of resources which will ensure the growth of production, justified from the standpoint of effective demand in the market. The feature of this definition is the emphasis on the dynamic nature of the efficiency of company’s business. Unlike the existing approaches which provide for performance measurement via dividing the results by the cost in the local moments of time, proposed definition requires tracking the individual performance indicators throughout the product lifecycle and their subsequent consolidation into the complex characteristics that can be measured only at the end of lifecycle. Giving the variety of relationships and indices describing them it is advisable to submit the composition of the scopes of controlling the efficiency of the company business in terms of a combination of two perspectives: 1 by stages of economic activity from the supply of resources through their processing to final consumption, 2 by the ways of

  6. SCOPE: A Scientific Compound Object Publishing and Editing System

    Kwok Cheung

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the SCOPE (Scientific Compound Object Publishing and Editing system which is designed to enable scientists to easily author, publish and edit scientific compound objects. Scientific compound objects encapsulate the various datasets and resources generated or utilized during a scientific experiment or discovery process, within a single compound object, for publishing and exchange. The adoption of “named graphs” to represent these compound objects enables provenance information to be captured via the typed relationships between the components. This approach is also endorsed by the OAI-ORE initiative and hence ensures that we generate OAI-ORE-compliant Scientific Compound Objects. The SCOPE system is an extension of the Provenance Explorer tool – which supports access-controlled viewing of scientific provenance trails. Provenance Explorer provided dynamic rendering of RDF graphs of scientific discovery processes, showing the lineage from raw data to publication. Views of different granularity can be inferred automatically using SWRL (Semantic Web Rules Language rules and an inferencing engine. SCOPE extends the Provenance Explorer tool and GUI by: 1 Adding an embedded web browser that can be used for incorporating objects discoverable via the Web; 2 Representing compound objects as Named Graphs, that can be saved in RDF, TriX, TriG or as an Atom syndication feed; 3 Enabling scientists to attach Creative Commons Licenses to the compound objects to specify how they may be re-used; 4 Enabling compound objects to be published as Fedora Object XML (FOXML files within a Fedora digital library.

  7. A scoping review of the nurse practitioner workforce in oncology.

    Coombs, Lorinda A; Hunt, Lauren; Cataldo, Janine

    2016-08-01

    The quality of cancer care may be compromised in the near future because of work force issues. Several factors will impact the oncology health provider work force: an aging population, an increase in the number of cancer survivors, and expansion of health care coverage for the previously uninsured. Between October 2014 and March 2015, an electronic literature search of English language articles was conducted using PubMed(®) , the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CINAHL(®) ), Web of Science, Journal Storage (JSTOR(®) ), Google Scholar, and SCOPUS(®) . Using the scoping review criteria, the research question was identified "How much care in oncology is provided by nurse practitioners (NPs)?" Key search terms were kept broad and included: "NP" AND "oncology" AND "workforce". The literature was searched between 2005 and 2015, using the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 29 studies were identified, further review resulted in 10 relevant studies that met all criteria. Results demonstrated that NPs are utilized in both inpatient and outpatient settings, across all malignancy types and in a variety of roles. Academic institutions were strongly represented in all relevant studies, a finding that may reflect the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty work hour limitations. There was no pattern associated with state scope of practice and NP representation in this scoping review. Many of the studies reviewed relied on subjective information, or represented a very small number of NPs. There is an obvious need for an objective analysis of the amount of care provided by oncology NPs. PMID:27264203

  8. Warm Water Oxidation Verification - Scoping and Stirred Reactor Tests

    Braley, Jenifer C.; Sinkov, Sergey I.; Delegard, Calvin H.; Schmidt, Andrew J.

    2011-06-15

    Scoping tests to evaluate the effects of agitation and pH adjustment on simulant sludge agglomeration and uranium metal oxidation at {approx}95 C were performed under Test Instructions(a,b) and as per sections 5.1 and 5.2 of this Test Plan prepared by AREVA. (c) The thermal testing occurred during the week of October 4-9, 2010. The results are reported here. For this testing, two uranium-containing simulant sludge types were evaluated: (1) a full uranium-containing K West (KW) container sludge simulant consisting of nine predominant sludge components; (2) a 50:50 uranium-mole basis mixture of uraninite [U(IV)] and metaschoepite [U(VI)]. This scoping study was conducted in support of the Sludge Treatment Project (STP) Phase 2 technology evaluation for the treatment and packaging of K-Basin sludge. The STP is managed by CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) for the U.S. Department of Energy. Warm water ({approx}95 C) oxidation of sludge, followed by immobilization, has been proposed by AREVA and is one of the alternative flowsheets being considered to convert uranium metal to UO{sub 2} and eliminate H{sub 2} generation during final sludge disposition. Preliminary assessments of warm water oxidation have been conducted, and several issues have been identified that can best be evaluated through laboratory testing. The scoping evaluation documented here was specifically focused on the issue of the potential formation of high strength sludge agglomerates at the proposed 95 C process operating temperature. Prior hydrothermal tests conducted at 185 C produced significant physiochemical changes to genuine sludge, including the formation of monolithic concretions/agglomerates that exhibited shear strengths in excess of 100 kPa (Delegard et al. 2007).

  9. Integrated Care Pathways for Schizophrenia: A Scoping Review.

    Chen, Sheng; Awan, Saima; Rajji, Tarek; Abdool, Petal; George, Tony P; Collins, April; Kidd, Sean A

    2016-09-01

    This paper summarizes the existing evidence for integrated care pathways (ICPs) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Scoping review methods following PRISMA guidelines were employed due to the variable nature of the evidence in this area. The review identified 13 papers. Of these papers, 7 focused on describing ICP content and process-related data and 6 examined clinical outcomes. Of the 6 studies providing outcome data, 2 reported improved outcomes associated with ICPs. Conceptually, ICPs hold great promise for improving the quality of schizophrenia care. However, in contrast with other specialty healthcare domains, the schizophrenia ICP evidence base is very limited and has not fulsomely begun to address ICPs for effectiveness. PMID:26512011

  10. Synergies between renewable energy and fresh water production. Scoping study

    Geurts, F.; Noothout, P.; Schaap, A. [Ecofys Netherlands, Utrecht (Netherlands)

    2011-02-15

    The IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD) investigated the opportunities for coupling renewable energy systems with fresh water supply systems. The four main conclusions of the scoping study, carried out by Ecofys, are: (1) Fresh water production based on desalination technologies provide most options for synergies with renewable energy production; (2) Linking desalination to renewable sources is currently not economically viable; (3) There is a large potential for small scale (decentralised) desalination plants; (4) Current commercially-sized desalination technologies are in need of a constant operation point. Reverse osmosis and thermal membrane technologies might give future synergies as deferrable load.

  11. Waste isolation safeguards and security system. Volume 1. Scoping study

    The purpose of this study is to define the rationale and scope of the Waste Isolation System (WIS) safeguards system, to establish a set of proposed basic safeguards criteria, and to identify the areas requiring development of specific criteria and technology. The report also presents a proposed program schedule and provides an extensive bibliography of applicable reference safeguards documents. Volume one contains the following: glossary, system description; threat definition; safeguards regulations review - current and future; WIS safeguards criteria; assessment of criteria applicability and development requirements; and program plan

  12. Profiling parallel Mercury programs with ThreadScope

    Bone, Paul

    2011-01-01

    The behavior of parallel programs is even harder to understand than the behavior of sequential programs. Parallel programs may suffer from any of the performance problems affecting sequential programs, as well as from several problems unique to parallel systems. Many of these problems are quite hard (or even practically impossible) to diagnose without help from specialized tools. We present a proposal for a tool for profiling the parallel execution of Mercury programs, a proposal whose implementation we have already started. This tool is an adaptation and extension of the ThreadScope profiler that was first built to help programmers visualize the execution of parallel Haskell programs.

  13. Facial Recognition Technology: An analysis with scope in India

    Thorat, S B; Dandale, Jyoti P

    2010-01-01

    A facial recognition system is a computer application for automatically identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame from a video source. One of the way is to do this is by comparing selected facial features from the image and a facial database.It is typically used in security systems and can be compared to other biometrics such as fingerprint or eye iris recognition systems. In this paper we focus on 3-D facial recognition system and biometric facial recognision system. We do critics on facial recognision system giving effectiveness and weaknesses. This paper also introduces scope of recognision system in India.

  14. Facial Recognition Technology: An analysis with scope in India

    S.B.Thorat

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available A facial recognition system is a computer application for automatically identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame from a video source. One of the way is to do this is by comparing selected facial features from the image and a facial database.It is typically used in security systems and can be compared to other biometrics such as fingerprint or eye iris recognition systems. In this paper we focus on 3-D facial recognition system and biometric facial recognision system. We do critics on facial recognision system giving effectiveness and weaknesses. This paper also introduces scope of recognision system in India.

  15. The speciality fertilizer market--scope and issues

    Schmidlkofer, R.M.

    1993-08-01

    The specialty fertilizer market is a subset of the fertilizer market. The specialty market is characterized by high-value crops, usually with a very limited time between planting and market and subject to price variations due to quality and market timing. Additional characteristics of this market include innovations in development of new products, use of new products, and new developments and modifications in use of older products. Issues affecting this market include concerns associated with excessive nutrient runoff from irrigation. This paper focuses on the scope (including definitions) of the specialty market and issues affecting the industry.

  16. TTCScope - A scope-based TTC analysis tool

    Moosavi, P

    2013-01-01

    This document describes a scope-based analysis tool for the TTC system. The software, ttcscope, was designed to sample the encoded TTC signal from a TTCex module with the aid of a LeCroy WaveRunner oscilloscope. From the sampled signal, the bunch crossing clock is recovered, along with the signal contents: level-1 accepts, TTC commands, and trigger types. Two use-cases are addressed: analysis of TTC signals and calibration of TTC crates. The latter includes calibration schemes for two signal phase shifts, one related to level-1 accepts, and the other to TTC commands.

  17. Application of flexible scope in large testing laboratories

    Carina Di Candia

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available According as the international definition of Flexible Scope, a laboratory must demonstrate face with the accreditation body that it has the knowledge, experience and competence to work within the full range of its flexible scope, as well as possessing suitable laboratory environments and equipment. The laboratory must also demonstrate that it has a management system in place that can control its proposed approach while continuing to comply with the requirements of ISO 17025:2005. In case of UKAS (Unites Kingdom Accreditation Service, prior to offering accreditation for flexible scope they must have a high degree of confidence that the staff are technically competent and that the management system controlling certain key processes as development, review, validation and authorization.LATU apply these requirements since 2004 as "Unified Tests". Until this date, LATU was doing the same type of tests in different materials departments using different equipment, personal, and testing quality control. In order to that were defined cross disciplinary groups to analyze this topic approaching in personal competence and quality control tests improvement, and resource's decrease. For example, LATU has the Unified Test Tensile Strength accredited by UKAS in: corrugated and solid fiberboard, paper board, linerboard, cork plugs, plastic bags, plastic sheeting, paper, woven fabrics, plastic woven bags and woven plastic. As a result of the Unified Tests was generated a general unified manage procedure with unified criteria's, responsibilities and actions. Was written a unique testing procedure not only with the actual flexible scope and the flexibilities limits but also the compliance requirements of ISO 17025 and the accreditations body methodology. We could decrease the amount of documentation to control. Was defined the methodology and implemented periodicaly internal inter comparisons between departments in order to valid the unified tests and has a unique

  18. Data acquisition system based on PXI-5105 scope card

    The data acquisition and analysis system for the detector system test of the proton-induced spallation (PISA) experimental project was developed based on PXI-5105 scope card. The maximum sample rate of the system can be up to 60 M/s, and it can capture the width of the order of microsecond waveform signals. The system was controlled by using a user-friendly graphical interface (GUI) on a Windows XP operation system. The online display and analysis code were based on the ROOT framework. The tests show that the system is reliable. The maximum data acquisition rate of 50 MB/s is achieved. (authors)

  19. The Moderating Influence of Broad-Scope Trust on Customer-Seller Relationships

    Hansen, Torben

    2012-01-01

    Trust relates not only to customer trust in individual companies (i.e., narrow-scope trust) but also to the broader business context in which customer–seller relationships may develop (i.e., broad-scope trust [BST]). Based on two surveys comprising 1155 bank consumers and 817 insurance consumers......-scope trust and between narrow-scope trust and loyalty, BST positively moderates the relationship between satisfaction and loyalty. In addition, it is demonstrated that BST positively influences customer satisfaction and narrow-scope trust......, respectively, this study investigates the moderating influence of BST on relationships between satisfaction, narrow-scope trust, and loyalty and also examines the direct influence of BST on these variables. The results indicate that whereas BST negatively moderates relationships between satisfaction and narrow...

  20. Study on Multi Agent-Based Large Scope Distributed Software Architecture

    WANGYinghui; LIUYu; ZHANGShikun

    2004-01-01

    Large scope distribution software technology will be a mainstream technology of software development for coming years. But Large scope distribution software development means high software complexity and expensive expenditure. Software architecture acts as blueprint of software system and turns into one of the determinant factor for development~ especially for large scope software in distribution environment. This paper analyzes the flexibility and suitability of software agent to construct LSSA (Large scope software architecture), then ADALSS(Agent-based distributed architecture of large scope software) based on agent federation is presented, and ADALSS mechanism is illustrated as well. Concerning implementation, a layer model of ADALSS based on interface is described. It will be a dominant pattern for future large scope software development to regard each agent as an object and to combine this agent object with ADALSS model.

  1. Implementation experiences of NASTRAN on CDC CYBER 74 SCOPE 3.4 operating system

    Go, J. C.; Hill, R. G.

    1973-01-01

    The implementation of the NASTRAN system on the CDC CYBER 74 SCOPE 3.4 Operating System is described. The flexibility of the NASTRAN system made it possible to accomplish the change with no major problems. Various sizes of benchmark and test problems, ranging from two hours to less than one minute CP time were run on the CDC CYBER SCOPE 3.3, Univac EXEC-8, and CDC CYBER SCOPE 3.4. The NASTRAN installation deck is provided.

  2. ResearchScope - A Federated Search Service for Irish Open Access Research

    Kane, David

    2009-01-01

    ResearchScope To mark open access week 2009, (See: http://www.openaccessweek.org/ ),WIT Libraries have launched a federated harvesting and discovery service called ResearchScope. ResearchScope is a national portal designed to raise the profile of Open Access research in Ireland - by making it more visible. It works by harvesting information from research repositories, which present their records in an agreed standard called OAI-DC. By pulling this information together in to one index...

  3. Overview of a formal scoping review on health system report cards

    Lewis Steven; Lorenzetti Diane L; Brien Susan E; Kennedy James; Ghali William A

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background There is an extensive body of literature on health system quality reporting that has yet to be characterized. Scoping is a novel methodology for systematically assessing the breadth of a body of literature in a particular research area. Our objectives were to showcase the scoping review methodology in the review of health system quality reporting, and to report on the extent of the literature in this area. Methods A scoping review was performed based on the York methodolog...

  4. 29 CFR 780.150 - Scope and limits of “preparation for market.”

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and limits of âpreparation for market.â 780.150... STANDARDS ACT General Scope of Agriculture Preparation for Market § 780.150 Scope and limits of “preparation for market.” “Preparation for market” is also named as one of the practices which may be included...

  5. Klipperaas study site. Scope of activities and main results

    During the period from 1977 - 1986 SKB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co.) performed surface and borehole investigations of 14 study sites for the purpose of assessing their suitability for a repository of spent nuclear fuel. The next phase in the SKB site selection rpogramme will be to perform detailed characterisation, including characterization from shafts and/or tunnels, of two or three sites. The detailed investigations will continue over several years to provide all the data needed for a licensing application to build a repository. Such an application is foreseen to be given to the authorities around the year 2003. It is presently not clear if any of the study sites will be selected as a site for detailed characterization. Other sites with geological and/or socio-economical characteristics judged more favorable may very well be the ones selected. However, as a part of the background documentation needed for the site selection studies to come, summary reports will be prepared for most study sites. These reports will include scope of activities, main results, uncertainties and need of complementary investigations. This report concern the Klipperaas study site. The main topics are the scope of activities, geologic model, geohydrological model, groundwater chemistry, assessment of solute transport, and rock mechanics

  6. Study on GPU Computing for SCOPE2 with CUDA

    For improving safety and cost effectiveness of nuclear power plants, a core calculation code SCOPE2 has been developed, which adopts detailed calculation models such as the multi-group nodal SP3 transport calculation method in three-dimensional pin-by-pin geometry to achieve high predictability. However, it is difficult to apply the code to loading pattern optimizations since it requires much longer computation time than that of codes based on the nodal diffusion method which is widely used in core design calculations. In this study, we studied possibility of acceleration of SCOPE2 with GPU computing capability which has been recognized as one of the most promising direction of high performance computing. In the previous study with an experimental programming framework, it required much effort to convert the algorithms to ones which fit to GPU computation. It was found, however, that this conversion was tremendously difficult because of the complexity of algorithms and restrictions in implementation. In this study, to overcome this complexity, we utilized the CUDA programming environment provided by NVIDIA which is a versatile and flexible language as an extension to the C/C++ languages. It was confirmed that we could enjoy high performance without degradation of maintainability through test implementation of GPU kernels for neutron diffusion/simplified P3 equation solvers. (author)

  7. RBMK full scope simulator gets virtual refuelling machine

    The paper describes a continuation of efforts of an international Russian-Norwegian joint team to drastically increase operational safety during the refuelling process of an RBMK-type reactor by implementing a training simulator based on an innovative Virtual Reality (VR) approach. During the preceding stage of the project a display-based simulator was extended with VR models of the real Refueling Machine (RM) and its environment in order to improve both the learning process and operation's effectiveness. The simulator's challenge is to support the performance (operational activity) of RM operational staff firstly and to take major part in developing basic knowledge and skills as well as to keep skilled staff in close touch with the complex machinery of the Refueling Machine. At the given 2nd stage the functional scope of the VR-simulator was greatly enhanced - firstly, by connecting to the RBMK-unit full-scope simulator, and, secondly, by a training program and simulator model upgrade. (author)

  8. Barriers and Strategies in Guideline Implementation—A Scoping Review

    Florian Fischer

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Research indicates that clinical guidelines are often not applied. The success of their implementation depends on the consideration of a variety of barriers and the use of adequate strategies to overcome them. Therefore, this scoping review aims to describe and categorize the most important barriers to guideline implementation. Furthermore, it provides an overview of different kinds of suitable strategies that are tailored to overcome these barriers. The search algorithm led to the identification of 1659 articles in PubMed. Overall, 69 articles were included in the data synthesis. The content of these articles was analysed by using a qualitative synthesis approach, to extract the most important information on barriers and strategies. The barriers to guideline implementation can be differentiated into personal factors, guideline-related factors, and external factors. The scoping review revealed the following aspects as central elements of successful strategies for guideline implementation: dissemination, education and training, social interaction, decision support systems and standing orders. Available evidence indicates that a structured implementation can improve adherence to guidelines. Therefore, the barriers to guideline implementation and adherence need to be analysed in advance so that strategies that are tailored to the specific setting and target groups can be developed.

  9. Scope and selection of structures subject to aging management review

    The purpose of this work is to determine the structures included within the scope of license renewal based on the performance of the functions and select those intended for aging management review; one purpose is to show the methodology used to establish the structure and structural components that are subject to a review of aging management, within the framework of license renewal rule. This is through the application of different types of structures and structural components related and unrelated to safety located in the rooms of the reactor building where there are components of the reactor core isolation cooling system (Rcic), these structures are poured concrete, concrete block, structural steel, shielding walls, attached metal, pile foundations, etc.; other non- security related , such as: 1) inherent characteristics not related to security that protect the equipment related to the safety of the missiles, that is, walls, low walls, dikes, doors, etc., which also provide flood barriers to structures, systems and components related to safety, 2 ) whipping restrictions on non- security, shields mitigation jet, vent panels , etc. that are designed and installed to protect equipment related with the safety of the effects of a broken line of high energy. Only rooms where there are components of the Rcic 68 structures within the scope were identified. (Author)

  10. A Method for EIA Scoping of Wave Energy Converters

    Margheritini, Lucia; Hansen, Anne Merrild; Frigaard, Peter

    2012-01-01

    During the first decade of the 21st Century the World faces spread concern for global warming caused by rise of green house gasses produced mainly by combustion of fossil fuels. Under this latest spin all renewable energies run parallel in order to achieve sustainable development. Among them wave...... energy has an unequivocal potential and technology is ready to enter the market and contribute to the renewable energy sector. Yet, frameworks and regulations for wave energy development are not fully ready, experiencing a setback caused by lack of understanding of the interaction of the technologies and....... This paper presents the development of a classification of wave energy converters that is based on the different impact the technologies are expected to have on the environment. This innovative classification can be used in order to simplify the scoping process for developers and authorities....

  11. SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites

    Amer-Yahia, Sihem; Yu, Cong

    2009-01-01

    Recently, many content sites have started encouraging their users to engage in social activities such as adding buddies on Yahoo! Travel and sharing articles with their friends on New York Times. This has led to the emergence of {\\em social content sites}, which is being facilitated by initiatives like OpenID (http://www.openid.net/) and OpenSocial (http://www.opensocial.org/). These community standards enable the open access to users' social profiles and connections by individual content sites and are bringing content-oriented sites and social networking sites ever closer. The integration of content and social information raises new challenges for {\\em information management and discovery} over such sites. We propose a logical architecture, named \\kw{SocialScope}, consisting of three layers, for tackling the challenges. The {\\em content management} layer is responsible for integrating, maintaining and physically accessing the content and social data. The {\\em information discovery} layer takes care of analyz...

  12. LANGUAGE PROBLEMS IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS: LIMITING THE SCOPE

    A. EFFENDI KADARISMAN

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This article critically discusses the paradigmatic shift in applied linguistics, resulting in a claim that countless real-world language problems fall within its scope, but in reality they weaken the discipline and make it lack a focus. Then it takes a closer look at the nature of these language problems, and picks out, for analysis, real examples of writing problems in ELT in Indonesian context. It further argues that, by focusing primarily on problems in ELT and SLA, applied linguistics reaffirms its well-defined position and underscores its significant contributions to both disciplines. Finally, it concludes the discussion by adding some notes on the question of autonomy in both applied linguistics and in ELT in Indonesia.

  13. E-textiles in Clinical Rehabilitation: A Scoping Review

    Amanda Fleury

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Electronic textiles have potential for many practical uses in clinical rehabilitation. This scoping review appraises recent and emerging developments of textile-based sensors with applications to rehabilitation. Contributions published from 2009 to 2013 are appraised with a specific focus on the measured physiological or biomechanical phenomenon, current measurement practices, textile innovations, and their merits and limitations. While fabric-based signal quality and sensor integration have advanced considerably, overall system integration (including circuitry and power has not been fully realized. Validation against clinical gold standards is inconsistent at best, and feasibility with clinical populations remains to be demonstrated. The overwhelming focus of research and development has been on remote sensing but the opportunity for textile-mediated feedback to the wearer remains unexplored. Recommendations for future research are provided.

  14. Scope and verification of a Fissile Material (Cutoff) Treaty

    Hippel, Frank N. von [Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University, 221 Nassau St., 2nd floor, Princeton, NJ 08542 (United States)

    2014-05-09

    A Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) would ban the production of fissile material - in practice highly-enriched uranium and separated plutonium - for weapons. It has been supported by strong majorities in the United Nations. After it comes into force, newly produced fissile materials could only be produced under international - most likely International Atomic Energy Agency - monitoring. Many non-weapon states argue that the treaty should also place under safeguards pre-existing stocks of fissile material in civilian use or declared excess for weapons so as to make nuclear-weapons reductions irreversible. This paper discusses the scope of the FMCT, the ability to detect clandestine production and verification challenges in the nuclear-weapons states.

  15. Acceleration of the RERTR program: Scope, status, and plans

    The terrorist threats demonstrated by the September 11, 2001 attacks, the promising results of the RERTR program in testing monolithic U-Mo fuel, and the advances of the Russian RERTR program in developing new LEU fuels for Russian-designed research reactors have led to a reevaluation of the speed and focus with which RERTR program goals should be pursued. In their May 2002 Summit in Moscow, President Bush and President Putin agreed to establish a joint expert group to work out proposals to reduce Russian inventories of HEU and plutonium. During currently ongoing negotiations between the United States and Russia, one important activity identified by the expert group is to 'work on accelerated development of LEU fuel for both Soviet-designed and United States-designed research reactors'. This paper addresses the scope, status and plans for activities of the RERTR program consistent with this goal. (author)

  16. Finnsjoen study site. Scope of activities and main results

    The Finnsjoen study site was selected in 1977 to provide input to the KBS-1 and KBS-2 performance assessments. The site was later used as a test site for testing new instruments and new site characterization methods, as well as a research site for studying mainly groundwater flow and groundwater transport. All together, the Finnsjoen studies have involved 11 cored boreholes, down to max 700 m depth, and extensive borehole geophysical, geochemical and geohydraulic measurements, as well as rock stress measurements and tracer tests. This report presents the scope of the Finnsjoen studies together with main results. Conceptual uncertainties in assumptions and models are discussed with emphasis on the models used for the performance assessment SKB91. Of special interest for the Finnsjoen study site is the strong influence caused by a subhorizontal fracture zone on groundwater flow, transport and chemistry

  17. Determinants of unlawful file sharing: a scoping review.

    Watson, Steven James; Zizzo, Daniel John; Fleming, Piers

    2015-01-01

    We employ a scoping review methodology to consider and assess the existing evidence on the determinants of unlawful file sharing (UFS) transparently and systematically. Based on the evidence, we build a simple conceptual framework to model the psychological decision to engage in UFS, purchase legally or do nothing. We identify social, moral, experiential, technical, legal and financial utility sources of the decision to purchase or to file share. They interact in complex ways. We consider the strength of evidence within these areas and note patterns of results. There is good evidence for influences on UFS within each of the identified determinants, particularly for self-reported measures, with more behavioral research needed. There are also indications that the reasons for UFS differ across media; more studies exploring media other than music are required. PMID:26030384

  18. Determinants of unlawful file sharing: a scoping review.

    Steven James Watson

    Full Text Available We employ a scoping review methodology to consider and assess the existing evidence on the determinants of unlawful file sharing (UFS transparently and systematically. Based on the evidence, we build a simple conceptual framework to model the psychological decision to engage in UFS, purchase legally or do nothing. We identify social, moral, experiential, technical, legal and financial utility sources of the decision to purchase or to file share. They interact in complex ways. We consider the strength of evidence within these areas and note patterns of results. There is good evidence for influences on UFS within each of the identified determinants, particularly for self-reported measures, with more behavioral research needed. There are also indications that the reasons for UFS differ across media; more studies exploring media other than music are required.

  19. Psychosocial Oncology Supports for Men: A Scoping Review and Recommendations.

    Wenger, Lisa M; Oliffe, John L; Bottorff, Joan L

    2016-01-01

    Although men's cancer experiences have received limited attention within the field of psychosocial oncology, increasing attention is being devoted to the development and evaluation of men-centered programs. This scoping review describes this emergent body of literature, detailing the focus, participation, and impact of interventions designed to help men with cancer build illness-specific knowledge, adapt to illness, manage side effects, distress, and uncertainty, sustain relationships, and more. Striving to build on existing knowledge, research gaps and opportunities are discussed, including a need for stronger methodologies, more tailored and targeted supports, attention to the experiences of men with nonprostate cancers, and the explicit integration of gender analyses in the research process. PMID:25389212

  20. Scope and design of the GUSI international research program.

    Bennett, P B; Schafstall, H

    1992-07-01

    During the 1980s a large new simulated underwater saturation diving system was constructed at GKSS, Geesthacht, Germany. This German Underwater Simulator (GUSI) has performed over 18 trimix (helium, 5% nitrogen, oxygen) dives with 115 divers at depths to 600 m, including 9 to 450 m or deeper for a total of 2672 man-days of saturation and 994 days of welding and other work. From October 1989, an international research program was initiated to permit scientists from other countries to carry out physiologic and medical research during these working dives. The results of the first year's program from 3 dives, GUSI 14, 16, and 17, all to 450 m, are described in this special edition of Undersea Biomedical Research. This brief paper gives the scope, design, and objectives of the program, the dive profiles, and the scientists and projects involved. PMID:1353925

  1. Introduction to TRIMET along with its properties and scope

    Amiripalli, Shanmuk Srinivas; Kumar, Anthati Kalyan; Tulasi, B.

    2016-02-01

    In practical there could be realistic situations to connect with each other in a group for better communication system among all. To tackle these types of problems graph theory has envisaged Complete Graph, K (1, n) Graph etc. In This paper a Graph has been introduced so called TRIMET, which has been conceived from typical and optimized properties of Existing Complete Graph. The main purpose of this TRIMET is to establish a better communication system with fewer infrastructures when compared with Complete Graph. TRIMET monitors all the vertices with the help of Dominant Vertex, which is having a communication path from all the vertices of Graph, by making sectors, which establishes a communication path among two or three vertices of Sector. Also a detailed discussion is presented over the properties of TRIMET, along with its Scope in different research and Technical fields.

  2. SMART Reactor Flow Distribution Test (SCOP-E-01)

    A Reactor Flow Distribution Test Facilities for SMART, named SCOP (SMART Core Flow and Pressure Test Facility), were designed in order to simulate the distributions of (1) core flow and (2) reactor sectional flow resistance and flow rates. This report summaries and analyzes the SCOP-E-01 Test which simulated the reactor internal flow distribution under the steady state conditions with the same flow rate at each loop. The primary parameters, which are represented by static/differential pressure, flow rate and temperature were found to satisfy well the requirement of instrumentation and uncertainties. In order to evaluate overall quality of test results, various secondary parameters were selected and analyzed, which shows that the quality of data are good. From the various hydraulic data representing the hydraulics of the SMART reactor, the soundness and performance of the reactor design can be demonstrated. The test data will be utilized as boundary conditions for the thermal margin analysis of SMART reactor

  3. The scope of culture in chimpanzees, humans and ancestral apes.

    Whiten, Andrew

    2011-04-12

    More studies have focused on aspects of chimpanzee behaviour and cognition relevant to the evolution of culture than on any other species except our own. Accordingly, analysis of the features shared by chimpanzees and humans is here used to infer the scope of cultural phenomena in our last common ancestor, at the same time clarifying the nature of the special characteristics that advanced further in the hominin line. To do this, culture is broken down into three major aspects: the large scale, population-level patterning of traditions; social learning mechanisms; and the behavioural and cognitive contents of culture. Each of these is further dissected into subcomponents. Shared features, as well as differences, are identified in as many as a dozen of these, offering a case study for the comparative analysis of culture across animal taxa and a deeper understanding of the roots of our own cultural capacities. PMID:21357222

  4. Knowledge preservation in scope of International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Knowledge preservation is one of the important aspects in knowledge management. Developing organization must look back how they preserve their knowledge from loss because of retirement and so on. One approach suggested by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) through establishment of International Nuclear Information System (INIS) that can functioned as database and research centres where its operation based on cooperation between the member states. This system also can function as main contributor to knowledge preservation centres based on research in nuclear science and technology related. The main objectives of this paper is to see how far this system relevant to meet this agency to preserve their knowledge. Besides that, the process of increasing individual competency also is discussed in context of INIS scope. (author)

  5. Biomarkers associated with obstructive sleep apnea: A scoping review.

    Canto, Graziela De Luca; Pachêco-Pereira, Camila; Aydinoz, Secil; Major, Paul W; Flores-Mir, Carlos; Gozal, David

    2015-10-01

    The overall validity of biomarkers in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) remains unclear. We conducted a scoping review to provide assessments of biomarkers characteristics in the context of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to identify gaps in the literature. A scoping review of studies in humans without age restriction that evaluated the potential diagnostic value of biological markers (blood, exhaled breath condensate, salivary, and urinary) in the OSA diagnosis was undertaken. Retained articles were those focused on the identification of biomarkers in subjects with OSA, the latter being confirmed with a full overnight or home-based polysomnography (PSG). Search strategies for six different databases were developed. The methodology of selected studies was classified using an adaptation of the evidence quality criteria from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Additionally the biomarkers were classified according to their potential clinical application. We identified 572 relevant studies, of which 117 met the inclusion criteria. Eighty-two studies were conducted in adults, 34 studies involved children, and one study had a sample composed of both adults and children. Most of the studies evaluated blood biomarkers. Potential diagnostic biomarkers were found in nine pediatric studies and in 58 adults studies. Only nine studies reported sensitivity and specificity, which varied substantially from 43% to 100%, and from 45% to 100%, respectively. Studies in adults have focused on the investigation of IL-6, TNF-α and hsCRP. There was no specific biomarker that was tested by a majority of authors in pediatric studies, and combinatorial urine biomarker approaches have shown preliminary promising results. In adults IL-6 and IL-10 seem to have a favorable potential to become a good biomarker to identify OSA. PMID:25645128

  6. Trends in simulation and the Krsko full scope simulator

    The nuclear power plant simulation industry is a fast-paced industry yielding continual development as a result of innovations in technology and customer requirements. This paper will discuss the current trends in simulator requirements, the status of simulation technology and the expected future developments, particularly in the context of the NPP Krsko full scope simulator. CAE Electronics has been awarded the contract for the design, construction, integration, testing and commissioning of the NPP Krsko full scope simulator (KFSS) by Nuklearna elektrarna Krsko (NEK). KFSS, as an integral part of the NPP Krsko Modernization plan, has been the subject of an extensive procurement process. KFSS will also take into account the steam generator replacement and plant uprate projects which will be delivered to provide initial training in the modernized plant configuration. As a result, the completed KFSS will meet NEK's goals for reliable training in safe plant operation as well as the licensing requirements of the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration. KFSS will be a state-of-the-art facility featuring high fidelity process and control models, proven technology and superior maintainability that will push the envelope of traditional simulator uses. In addition to serving its role as a high quality training vehicle, KFSS will be used for engineering purposes including procedure development and validation, optimization of plant operation and study and validation of plant modifications. KFSS models will be built for the most part with CAE's ROSETM toolset. ROSE, is a component-based, visual programming environment for the creation, testing, integration and management of simulator models and supporting virtual panels. The NSSS will be simulated using the ANTHEM two-phase drift flux model, while be simulated using the COMET two-group, three-dimensional model. Software design and testing will be supported by an extensive series of quality procedures throughout the software

  7. 12 CFR 334.22 - Scope and duration of opt-out.

    2010-01-01

    ... POLICY FAIR CREDIT REPORTING Affiliate Marketing § 334.22 Scope and duration of opt-out. (a) Scope of opt... relationship—(i) In general. If the consumer establishes a continuing relationship with you or your affiliate... continuing relationship or multiple continuing relationships that the consumer establishes with you or...

  8. 16 CFR 680.22 - Scope and duration of opt-out.

    2010-01-01

    ... MARKETING § 680.22 Scope and duration of opt-out. (a) Scope of opt-out—(1) In general. Except as otherwise... make solicitations to the consumer. (2) Continuing relationship—(i) In general. If the consumer establishes a continuing relationship with you or your affiliate, an opt-out notice may apply to...

  9. 12 CFR 41.22 - Scope and duration of opt-out.

    2010-01-01

    ... Affiliate Marketing § 41.22 Scope and duration of opt-out. (a) Scope of opt-out. (1) In general. Except as... the notice to make solicitations to the consumer. (2) Continuing relationship. (i) In general. If the consumer establishes a continuing relationship with a bank or its affiliate, an opt-out notice may apply...

  10. 12 CFR 571.22 - Scope and duration of opt-out.

    2010-01-01

    ... REPORTING Affiliate Marketing § 571.22 Scope and duration of opt-out. (a) Scope of opt-out—(1) In general... described in the notice to make solicitations to the consumer. (2) Continuing relationship—(i) In general. If the consumer establishes a continuing relationship with you or your affiliate, an opt-out...

  11. 12 CFR 717.22 - Scope and duration of opt-out.

    2010-01-01

    ... CREDIT REPORTING Affiliate Marketing § 717.22 Scope and duration of opt-out. (a) Scope of opt-out. (1) In... as described in the notice to make solicitations to the consumer. (2) Continuing relationship. (i) In general. If the consumer establishes a continuing relationship with you or your affiliate, an...

  12. 47 CFR 80.475 - Scope of service of the Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS).

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope of service of the Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS). 80.475 Section 80.475 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION... Automated Systems § 80.475 Scope of service of the Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS)....

  13. 45 CFR 92.1 - Purpose and scope of this part.

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Purpose and scope of this part. 92.1 Section 92.1 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS TO STATE, LOCAL, AND TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS General § 92.1 Purpose and scope of this part. This...

  14. 29 CFR 780.104 - How modern specialization affects the scope of agriculture.

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false How modern specialization affects the scope of agriculture... EXEMPTIONS APPLICABLE TO AGRICULTURE, PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES, AND RELATED SUBJECTS UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT General Scope of Agriculture Introductory § 780.104 How modern...

  15. 40 CFR 280.93 - Amount and scope of required financial responsibility.

    2010-07-01

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  16. 45 CFR 1356.80 - Scope of the National Youth in Transition Database.

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scope of the National Youth in Transition Database... REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO TITLE IV-E § 1356.80 Scope of the National Youth in Transition Database. The requirements of the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) §§ 1356.81 through 1356.86 of this part...

  17. 29 CFR 2200.2 - Scope of rules; applicability of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; construction.

    2010-07-01

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  18. 29 CFR 2700.1 - Scope; applicability of other rules; construction.

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope; applicability of other rules; construction. 2700.1... COMMISSION PROCEDURAL RULES General Provisions § 2700.1 Scope; applicability of other rules; construction. (a... so far as practicable by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of...

  19. 34 CFR 668.161 - Scope and purpose (cash management rules).

    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and purpose (cash management rules). 668.161 Section 668.161 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STUDENT ASSISTANCE GENERAL PROVISIONS Cash Management § 668.161 Scope and purpose (cash...

  20. 36 CFR 703.1 - Purpose and scope of this subpart.

    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Purpose and scope of this subpart. 703.1 Section 703.1 Parks, Forests, and Public Property LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DISCLOSURE OR PRODUCTION OF RECORDS OR INFORMATION Availability of Library of Congress Records § 703.1 Purpose and scope of this subpart. (a) This subpart...

  1. 21 CFR 1140.30 - Scope of permissible forms of labeling and advertising.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope of permissible forms of labeling and advertising. 1140.30 Section 1140.30 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) TOBACCO PRODUCTS CIGARETTES AND SMOKELESS TOBACCO; Eff. 6-22-10 Labeling and Advertising § 1140.30 Scope of...

  2. 42 CFR 410.50 - Institutional dialysis services and supplies: Scope and conditions.

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Institutional dialysis services and supplies: Scope... Medical and Other Health Services § 410.50 Institutional dialysis services and supplies: Scope and... following institutional dialysis services and supplies if they are furnished in approved ESRD facilities:...

  3. 5 CFR 950.102 - Scope of the Combined Federal Campaign.

    2010-01-01

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  4. A Review and Critique of CareerScope (tm): Career Assessment & Reporting Software.

    Walker, David L.

    CareerScope is a career assessment and reporting package in a Windows or Macintosh format. It combines an aptitude battery (APTICOM) with an occupational interest inventory, both developed by the publisher, Vocational Research Institute. CareerScope is self-administered and can be used to accommodate one individual or a group depending on the…

  5. 21 CFR 316.31 - Scope of orphan-drug exclusive approval.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 5 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Scope of orphan-drug exclusive approval. 316.31... (CONTINUED) DRUGS FOR HUMAN USE ORPHAN DRUGS Orphan-drug Exclusive Approval § 316.31 Scope of orphan-drug exclusive approval. (a) After approval of a sponsor's marketing application for a designated...

  6. 29 CFR 780.1000 - Scope and significance of interpretative bulletin.

    2010-07-01

    ... Compensation, and Child Labor Provisions Under Section 13(d) Introductory § 780.1000 Scope and significance of... minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labor provisions of the Act for certain homeworkers employed in... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Scope and significance of interpretative bulletin....

  7. The role of Facilities in Engaging and Informing the Public of EarthScope Science

    Charlevoix, D. J.; Taber, J. J.; Berg, M.; Dorr, P. M.; McQuillan, P.; Olds, S. E.

    2013-12-01

    The IRIS and UNAVCO facilities play an important role in support of EarthScope through joint and independent education and outreach activities. These activities are focused on providing data and data products to a wide range of audiences, disseminating EarthScope science results through formal and informal venues, and informing the public of the broader impacts of EarthScope. The facilities are particularly well-suited for sustained engagement of multiple audiences over the decade-long course of EarthScope. One such example of a long-term effort was the Transportable Array student siting program, where over an 8 year period, students from about 55 institutions across the US and Canada conducted site reconnaissance and talked to landowners about EarthScope. Another activity focused on students was the development of a student intern program to support field engineering efforts during the construction of the Plate Boundary Observatory. Other ongoing activities include developing and maintaining relationships with media representatives and annual training of National Parks staff throughout the western U.S. The UNAVCO-IRIS partnership has been particularly valuable for EarthScope-related activities, where UNAVCO and IRIS work closely with the EarthScope National Office (ESNO) to bring EarthScope science to national, regional and local audiences within the EarthScope footprint. Collaborations have ranged across each group's products and services, including: EarthScope-focused teacher workshops, participation in EarthScope interpretive workshops for informal educators (led by ESNO), development of content for the IRIS Active Earth Monitor, preparing PBO-, USArray- and EarthScope-focused materials on topics such as Episodic Tremor and Slip for wider distribution through print, web, and mobile information technologies, and organizing research experiences for undergraduates on EarthScope-related topics. Other collaborations have focused on social media, and the development

  8. EIA scoping in England and Wales: Practitioner approaches, perspectives and constraints

    Scoping plays a critical role in shaping the nature and extent of the environmental information subsequently contained in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), yet it has been identified as an area of weakness in practice () and remains a poorly understood and under-researched component of EIA. This paper provides a detailed empirical investigation and assessment of recent scoping activity in England and Wales, in the context of evolving European Union (EU) regulations. Conceptual and contextual issues associated with scoping are outlined prior to the presentation of key findings, including: approaches to scoping; the assessment of significance; characteristics and influence of consultation; and perceived constraints to scoping. The paper concludes with an overview of findings, possible explanatory factors, and recommendations for future practice

  9. The Influence of Affective States Varying in Motivational Intensity on Cognitive Scope

    Eddie Harmon-Jones

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available We review a program of research that has suggested that affective states high in motivationally intensity (e.g., enthusiasm, disgust narrow cognitive scope, whereas affective states low in motivationally intensity (e.g., joy, sadness broaden cognitive scope. Further supporting this interpretation, indices of brain activations, derived from human electroencephalography, suggest that the motivational intensity of the affective state predicts the narrowing of cognitive scope. Finally, research suggests that the relationship between emotive intensity and cognitive scope is bi-directional, such that manipulated changes in cognitive scope influence early brain activations associated with emotive intensity. In the end, the review highlights how emotion can impair and improve certain cognitive processes.

  10. Enhancement of EarthScope Infrastructure with Real Time Seismogeodesy

    Bock, Y.; Melgar, D.; Geng, J.; Haase, J. S.; Crowell, B. W.; Squibb, M. B.

    2013-12-01

    Recent great earthquakes and ensuing tsunamis in Sumatra, Chile and Japan have demonstrated the need for accurate ground displacements that fully characterize the great amplitudes and broad dynamic range of motions associated with these complex ruptures. Our ability to model the source processes of these events and their effects, whether in real-time or after the fact, is limited by the weaknesses of both seismic and geodetic networks. Geodetic instruments provide the static component as well as coarse dynamic motions but are much less precise than seismic instruments, especially in the vertical direction. Seismic instruments provide exceptionally-sensitive dynamic motions but typically have difficulty in recovering unbiased near-field low-frequency absolute displacements. We have shown in several publications that an optimal combination of data from collocated GPS and strong motion accelerometers provides seismogeodetic displacement, velocity and point tilt waveforms spanning the full spectrum of seismic motion, without clipping and magnitude saturation. These observations are suitable for earthquake early warning (EEW) through detection of P wave arrivals, rapid assessment of earthquake magnitude, finite-source centroid moment tensor solutions and fault slip models, and tsunami warning, in particular in the near-source regions of large earthquakes. At present, more than 550 real-time GPS stations are operating in Western North America, a majority as part of the EarthScope/PBO effort with a concentration in the Cascadia region and southern California. Unfortunately, there are few collocations of GPS and accelerometers in this region (the exception being in parts of the BARD network in northern California). We have leveraged the considerable infrastructure already invested in the EarthScope project, and funding through NSF and NASA to create advanced software, hardware, and algorithms that make it possible to utilize EarthScope/PBO as an EEW test bed. We have

  11. Using EarthScope Data to Engage Teachers in Research

    Richardson, E.; McGuire, J. J.; Rubio, E.; Newton, M. H.; Hardwig, M. D.; Kraft, R. L.

    2012-12-01

    An overarching goal of the Master of Education in Earth Sciences program at Penn State University is to expose excellent and enthusiastic teachers to primary scientific research in Earth and space science so they can master educational objectives and translate their own discoveries directly back to their classrooms. Since 2010, teachers in the program have collaborated with research scientists at Penn State and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in research efforts focused on EarthScope data. We have investigated the connection between seismic strain transients and earthquake swarms in the western United States using a combination of Plate Boundary Observatory Global Positioning System data and earthquake catalog data. The Next Generation Science Standards emphasize a learning process that is much more closely aligned with the way scientists actually conduct research, but secondary teachers are often not given the opportunity for the professional development necessary to implement this style of teaching. We observe that one of the best ways to achieve this goal is for teachers to do research. The teachers who participated in this project have asserted that their experience not only enhanced their content knowledge but also gave them a true appreciation about "the way science really works." Previous studies confirm our anecdotal observation that teacher participation in fundamental research translates to student success, although few longitudinal studies exist. We are in the process of creating an Open Educational Resources database that features downloadable lesson plans sorted by subject, grade level, and learning standard based on the EarthScope-data-driven current research our project has produced. It is a testament to the skills and depth of content mastery of these teachers that they have engaged in cutting edge research and have also distilled it, and repurposed it so that it can be taught to and shared with their own middle and high school students

  12. A scoping review of Indigenous suicide prevention in circumpolar regions

    Jennifer Redvers

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Suicide is a serious public health challenge in circumpolar regions, especially among Indigenous youth. Indigenous communities, government agencies and health care providers are making concerted efforts to reduce the burden of suicide and strengthen protective factors for individuals, families and communities. The persistence of suicide has made it clear that more needs to be done. Objective: Our aim was to undertake a scoping review of the peer-reviewed literature on suicide prevention and interventions in Indigenous communities across the circumpolar north. Our objective was to determine the extent and types of interventions that have been reported during past decade. We want to use this knowledge to support community initiative and inform intervention development and evaluation. Design: We conducted a scoping review of online databases to identify studies published between 2004 and 2014. We included articles that described interventions in differentiated circumpolar Indigenous populations and provided evaluation data. We retained grey literature publications for comparative reference. Results: Our search identified 95 articles that focused on suicide in distinct circumpolar Indigenous populations; 19 articles discussed specific suicide-related interventions and 7 of these described program evaluation methods and results in detail. The majority of publications on specific interventions were found in North American countries. The majority of prevention or intervention documentation was found in supporting grey literature sources. Conclusion: Despite widespread concern about suicide in the circumpolar world and active community efforts to promote resilience and mental well-being, we found few recorded programs or initiatives documented in the peer-reviewed literature, and even fewer focusing specifically on youth intervention. The interventions described in the studies we found had diverse program designs and content, and used varied

  13. 77 FR 21554 - Alaska Energy Authority; Notice of Extension of Time To File Comments on the Pad and Scoping...

    2012-04-10

    ... Pad and Scoping Document, and To Identify Issues and Associated Study Requests On February 24, 2012... (PAD) and Commencement of Pre-Filing Process; Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification...

  14. Focusing the EarthScope for a broader audience: Advancing geoscience education with interactive kiosks

    Smith-Konter, B. R.; Solis, T.

    2012-12-01

    A primary objective of the EarthScope Education and Outreach program is to transform technical science into teachable products for a technologically thriving generation. One of the most challenging milestones of scientific research, however, is often the translation of a technical result into a clear teachable moment that is accessible to a broader audience. As 4D multimedia now dominate most aspects of our social environment, science "teaching" now also requires intervention of visualization technology and animation to portray research results in an inviting and stimulating manner. Following the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)'s lead in developing interactive Earth science kiosk multimedia (bundled in a free product called Active Earth), we have made a major effort to construct and install customized EarthScope-themed touch screen kiosks in local communities. These kiosks are helping to educate a broader audience about EarthScope's unique instrumentation and observations using interactive animations, games, and virtual field trips. We are also developing new kiosk content that reflect career stories showcasing the personal journeys of EarthScope scientists. To truly bring the interactive aspect of our EarthScope kiosk media into the classroom, we have collaborated with local teachers to develop a one-page EarthScope TerraMap activity worksheet that guides students through kiosk content. These activities are shaping a new pathway for how teachers teach and students learn about planet Earth and its fantastic EarthScope - one click (and touch) at a time.

  15. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Scope of Practice in Nutrition and Dietetics.

    2013-06-01

    The goal of credentialed dietetics practitioners(RDs and DTRs) is to provide safe,culturally competent, quality care. Within the flexible and broad boundaries of the profession of nutrition and dietetics, RDs and DTRs assume accountability and responsibility for safe, ethical, and competent practice that achieves desirable outcomes. RDs and DTRs engage in continuing education and training to maintain currency,demonstrate competence, and advance their careers. The Academy developed this Scope of Practice in Nutrition and Dietetics overview document, as well as other resources, such as the Scope of Practice for the Registered Dietitian and the Scope of Practice for the Dietetic Technician, Registered to aid RDs and DTRs in assessing their individual scope of practice and, if applicable, statutory scope of practice,and to support RDs and DTRs in providing safe, quality food and nutrition services.The Scope of Practice Decision Tool,which is an online, interactive tool, assists RDs and DTRs in examining his or her individual scope of practice activities to meet the needs of quality food and nutrition services. PMID:23454018

  16. Modelling GPP and chlorophyll fluorescence using SCOPE (Invited)

    van der Tol, C.; Verhoef, W.

    2009-12-01

    Chlorophyll fluorescence of Photosystem II (PSII) is a measure for photosynthetic processes and the functional state of the vegetation. Research in the past has focused on the active (light-induced) measurement of fluorescence at leaf and field scale. Current research focuses on the potential of satellite remote sensing of passive (solar-induced) chlorophyll fluorescence of PSII to monitor photosynthetic processes of terrestrial vegetation at large spatial scales. This research includes the relationship between top-of-canopy (TOC) fluorescence and gross primary production (GPP). The recently developed model SCOPE simulates this relationship using three sub-models. The first sub-model (FLUSPECT) is based on PROSPECT and describes leaf fluorescence spectra as a function of their chemical composition. The second sub-model describes the effects of leaf temperature, humidity and irradiance on these spectra and on actual photosynthesis. The third sub-model is a canopy level radiative transfer model, which calculates the scattering and absorption of solar radiation and fluorescence within a canopy, and computes the TOC spectrum of fluorescence in observation direction. A sensitivity analysis of the model shows a strong relationship between solar induced fluorescence and GPP at canopy level. This relationship is consistent with data from field campaigns. Fluorescence and GPP are sensitive to stress conditions including high leaf temperatures and water stress.

  17. Revisiones Sistemáticas Exploratorias Scoping review

    Rocío Manchado Garabito

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Debido al gran avance que se ha producido en los últimos años en el ámbito de la investigación científica, no sólo disponemos cada vez de más información si no que esta es a su vez más compleja. Las revisiones exploratorias permiten sintetizar la evidencia existente respecto a un tema en salud incorporando diferentes diseños de estudio, intervenciones y medidas de impacto con el fin de generar nuevas hipótesis, líneas de investigación o proponer métodos de trabajo más adecuados para futuras investigaciones. Esto es posible aplicando criterios de evaluación de la calidad de los documentos encontrados y del grado de evidencia científica.Due to the great progress that has occurred in recent years in the field of scientific research, the information is increasing not just in terms of amount but also in complexity. The scoping reviews allow to synthesize the existing evidence regarding a health issue, incorporating different study designs, interventions and measures of impact in order to generate new hypotheses, lines of research or to propose most appropriate working methods for future research. This is possible by applying criteria for assessing the quality of the documents found and the levels of scientific evidence.

  18. Comparison of AuScope VLBI and GPS geodetic data

    Plank, Lucia; Santamaría-Gómez, Alvaro; Lovell, James

    2015-04-01

    The AuScope geodetic Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) array consists of three telescopes on Australian territory, each of them co-located with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) tracking stations. The high cadence VLBI observing program gives baselines and station coordinates of good quality, with baseline length repeatabilities (WRMS) of a few millimetres for the Australian baselines. In this contribution we present the latest VLBI results of regional and global experiments and compare them to baselines and site coordinates derived from GNSS data. For a thorough comparison, we use similar models for both, the VLBI and the GNSS data processing. Investigations of common tropospheric parameters and clock terms, as well as validations against the local ties as determined in the 2014 local surveys will supplement this study. Additional insight into the topic of technique specific errors is expected from the analysis of dedicated experiments with the two co-located telescopes at Hobart, the 26m legacy antenna and the new 12m dish.

  19. Palliative care in India: Situation assessment and future scope

    S S Kar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, assessment and treatment of pain, and other problems – physical, psychosocial, and spiritual. It is estimated that in India the total number of people who need palliative care is likely to be 5.4 million people a year. Though palliative care services have been in existence for many years, India ranks at the bottom of the Quality of Death index in overall score. However there has been steady progress in the past few years through community-owned palliative care services. One of the key objectives of the National Programme for prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and stroke is to establish and develop capacity for palliative and rehabilitative care. Community models for the provision of home-based palliative care is possible by involving community caregivers and volunteers supervised by nurses trained in palliative care. Training of medical officers and health care professionals, and sensitization of the public through awareness campaigns are vital to improve the scope and coverage of palliative care. Process of translating palliative care plan into action requires strong leadership, competent management, political support and integration across all levels of care.

  20. Sustained qualification process for full scope nuclear power plant simulators

    In the past decade, simulator training for all nuclear power plant operators has evolved into a vital requirement. To assure a correct training, the simulator qualification process is an important issue not only for the initial validation but also following major simulator updates, which are necessary during the lifetime of the simulator. In order to avoid degradation of the simulator validated software, the modifications have to be introduced according to a rigorous methodology and a practical requalification process has to be applied. Such methodology has to be enforced at every phase of the simulator construction or updating process from plant data package constitution, over simulator software development to simulator response qualification. The initial qualification and requalification process is based on the 3 levels identified by the ANSI/ANS 3-5 standard for steady-state, operational transients and accident conditions. For the initial certification of the full scope simulators in Belgium, a practical qualification methodology has been applied, which has been adapted into a set of non regression tests for the requalification after major simulator updates. (orig.) (4 refs., 3 figs.)

  1. A scoping review of definitions and frameworks of intersectoral action.

    Dubois, Alejandra; St-Pierre, Louise; Veras, Mirella

    2015-10-01

    Intersectoral action is rooted in all health promotion activities because the determinants of health lie outside of the health sector. Despite the increasing use of these terms (intersectoral action, intersectoral action for health, intersectoral collaboration), often interchangeably, we noted a lack of consensus on their definitions and conceptualizations. The objective of this paper is to report the results of a scoping review of the use of definitions for a set of related terms as well as for conceptual frameworks, including the discussion of the evolution of those definitions and the sectors that use them. Finally, we propose a single definition for each term. We conducted a systematic search for documents published between January, 1960 and March, 2011 in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. We retrieved 11 to 15 definitions per main term. Using a content analysis approach, an integrative conceptual definition was proposed for four main terms. Furthermore, in reviewing frameworks for potential use, we noted the lack of a comprehensive framework for intersectoral processes. PMID:26465838

  2. A scoping review of definitions and frameworks of intersectoral action

    Alejandra Dubois

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available AbstractIntersectoral action is rooted in all health promotion activities because the determinants of health lie outside of the health sector. Despite the increasing use of these terms (intersectoral action, intersectoral action for health, intersectoral collaboration, often interchangeably, we noted a lack of consensus on their definitions and conceptualizations. The objective of this paper is to report the results of a scoping review of the use of definitions for a set of related terms as well as for conceptual frameworks, including the discussion of the evolution of those definitions and the sectors that use them. Finally, we propose a single definition for each term. We conducted a systematic search for documents published between January, 1960 and March, 2011 in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. We retrieved 11 to 15 definitions per main term. Using a content analysis approach, an integrative conceptual definition was proposed for four main terms. Furthermore, in reviewing frameworks for potential use, we noted the lack of a comprehensive framework for intersectoral processes.

  3. Scoping Studies for an Integrated PMI-PFC Test Facility

    Prager, S. C.; the PPPL PMI Test Facility Team

    2011-10-01

    Innovative plasma facing components (PFCs) are needed for next-step fusion experiments and beyond, and can be most efficiently developed in a dedicated test facility. In scoping studies for such a facility, we have considered a range of sources (to provide high heat fluxes to target PFCs to simulate the plasma-material interaction) and a variety of PFCs to be exposed. We have investigated sources ranging from small low-field devices for basic science studies to a 1/4 torus with the size and field of the NSTX upgrade outfitted with a source that provides 10 to 40 MW/m2 for 5 seconds. Aiming toward solutions for DEMO-level PFCs, concepts that have been considered for testing include slow-flowing capillary-restrained lithium PFC modules, thick fast-flowing liquid walls and jets, and active PFC coatings and engineered solid surfaces. Extensive surface and plasma diagnostics, as well as modeling such as liquid metal MHD, will be needed to extrapolate the results to future tokamaks. Work supported by USDOE.

  4. Gideaa study site. Scope of activities and main results

    During the period from 1977-1986 SKB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co) performed surface and borehole investigations of 14 study sites for the purpose of assessing their suitability for a repository of spent nuclear fuel. The next phase in the SKB site selection programme will be to perform detailed characterization, including characterization from shafts and/or tunnels, of two or three sites. The detailed investigations will continue over several years to provide all the data needed for a licensing application to build a repository. Such an application is foreseen to be given to the authorities around the year 2003. It is presently not clear if anyone of the study sites will be selected as a site for detailed characterization. Other site with geological and/or socio-economical characteristics judged more favourable may very well be the ones selected. However, as a part of the background documentation needed for the site selection studies to come, summary reports will be prepared for most study sites. These reports will include scope of activities, main results, uncertainties and need of complementary investigations. This report concerns the Gideaa study site. (au)

  5. Electrochemical corrosion-scoping experiments: An evaluation of the results

    Prior to emplacement in a nuclear waste repository, each waste form must be well characterized with respect to its behavior in the environments expected to develop in the repository. This scoping study was designed to obtain a qualitative idea of how spent fuel cladding would respond to a hot water environment that could develop in a tuff repository at a time when temperatures have cooled to /approximately/95/degree/C and hot liquid water has infiltrated the repository horizon. That information would then be used to establish more definitive tests on cladding behavior in a tuff repository. For this study bundles of spent fuel cladding held together with a 304 stainless steel (SS) wrap were constructed which simulate the geometries and materials associations in a breached 304L SS container. They were exposed to 90/degree/C tuff-equilibrated Well J-13 water for periods of 2, 6, and 12 mo. During the experiments, the water level, temperature, conductivity, and pH were monitored on a regular basis. The water was also checked periodically for carbon (organic, inorganic, and later in the experiment Carbon-14) and zirconium. More extensive water analyses were carried out at the midpoint and completion of the experiments. 12 refs., 16 figs., 5 tabs

  6. The present scope of the field of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides

    The discovery of natural radiocarbon produced by cosmic rays in the earth's atmosphere by Libby in the late forties was followed by the discovery of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide 3H in 1951. In the next few years several terrestrial cosmogenic radionuclides were detected. The cosmogenic nuclides found a variety of new applications during 1960-1970 in meteorology, hydrology, glaciology and oceanography. The three long-lived cosmogenic nuclides produced in the atmosphere with half-lives>100 yr, 32Si, 14C, 26Al and 10Be continued to provide invaluable data in the field of oceanography, using the methods developed in the sixties. However, in the late seventies the developement of the accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) technique made it possible to measure several long-lived radionuclides with 3-6 orders of magnitude higher sensitivity. This led to an explosion in the eighties in the scope of applications of cosmogenic nuclides in both terrestrial and extraterrestrial samples. This article attempts to convey the sense of the present excitement of cosmogenic nuclides as tools in geosciences, while highlighting the modern development with perspectives of the forties and fifties when the terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides 14C, 3H, 10Be and others were discovered. (author). 79 refs., 2 figs., 4 ta bs

  7. Intergenerational programs for persons with dementia: a scoping review.

    Galbraith, Bethany; Larkin, Hannah; Moorhouse, Aynsley; Oomen, Tamara

    2015-01-01

    Participation in intergenerational programs can have a positive impact on quality of life and well-being across age groups. We sought to examine the characteristics, goals, and outcomes of intergenerational programs for persons with dementia and children or youth. Six hundred and seventy-nine unique abstracts were identified through a search of 7 medical databases, 16 social science databases, 2 gray literature databases, and other sources. Twenty-seven articles met criteria for review. Articles must have gathered information on program design, goals, outcomes, or participants' perceptions. Overall, 3 themes emerged: program design, outcomes for child or youth participants, and outcomes for persons with dementia. Music, arts-based, and narrative programs were most common. Outcomes include effects on perceptions of aging and dementia, behavior, mood, engagement and sense of self. The use of qualitative and quantitative data, as well as descriptive articles, provided a richer picture of the relational features of intergenerational programs to emerge. The type of program had less of an impact on positive outcomes than if the activity was meaningful for participants and supported shared opportunities for relationship building and growth. The relationship-based skill set and scope of social work practitioners provides opportunity for the development, facilitation, and evaluation of intergenerational programs. The difficulties of establishing best practices due to methodological challenges and implications for further research are presented. PMID:25748444

  8. Fjaellveden study site. Scope of activities and main results

    During the period from 1977-1986 SKB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management CO) performed surface and borehole investigations of 14 study sites for the purpose of assessing their suitability for a repository of spent nuclear fuel. The next phase in the SKB site selection programme will be to perform detailed characterization, including characterization from shafts and/or tunnels, of two or three sites. The detailed investigations will continue over several years to provide all the data needed for a licensing application to build repository. Such an application is foreseen to be given to the authorities around the year 2003. It is presently not clear if anyone of the study sites will be selected as a site for detailed characterization. Other sites with geological and/or socio-economical characteristics judged more favourable may very well be the ones selected. However, as a part of the background documentation needed for the site selection studies to come, summary reports will be prepared for most study sites. These reports will include scope of activities, main results, uncertainties and need for complementary investigations. This report concerns the Fjaellveden study site. (au)

  9. Social Support and Social Networks in COPD: A Scoping Review.

    Barton, Christopher; Effing, Tanya W; Cafarella, Paul

    2015-01-01

    A scoping review was conducted to determine the size and nature of the evidence describing associations between social support and networks on health, management and clinical outcomes amongst patients with COPD. Searches of PubMed, PsychInfo and CINAHL were undertaken for the period 1966-December 2013. A descriptive synthesis of the main findings was undertaken to demonstrate where there is current evidence for associations between social support, networks and health outcomes, and where further research is needed. The search yielded 318 papers of which 287 were excluded after applying selection criteria. Two areas emerged in which there was consistent evidence of benefit of social support; namely mental health and self-efficacy. There was inconsistent evidence for a relationship between perceived social support and quality of life, physical functioning and self-rated health. Hospital readmission was not associated with level of perceived social support. Only a small number of studies (3 articles) have reported on the social network of individuals with COPD. There remains a need to identify the factors that promote and enable social support. In particular, there is a need to further understand the characteristics of social networks within the broader social structural conditions in which COPD patients live and manage their illness. PMID:26263036

  10. Diabetes Prevention Interventions in Latin American Countries: a Scoping Review.

    Heisler, Michele; Kaselitz, Elizabeth; Rana, Gurpreet K; Piette, John D

    2016-09-01

    Public policies, population health initiatives, and targeted behavioral change interventions for individuals at risk for developing diabetes are all essential for diabetes prevention in Latin American countries (LACs). This scoping review examines (1) the current evidence on diabetes prevention policies and interventions in LACs to identify components of effective diabetes prevention models in those countries and (2) effective diabetes prevention interventions targeting Latino populations in the USA to explore possible lessons from these interventions for LACs. Diabetes prevention programs in LACs evaluated to date consist of short-term health professional-led face-to-face behavioral counseling sessions. Intervention components of US-based programs for Latinos that might benefit diabetes prevention programs in Latin America include (1) deployment of community health workers ("promotoras") for diabetes screening and delivery of lifestyle modification programs, (2) multiple modes of program delivery beyond face-to-face sessions, (3) information technology to automate and enhance program delivery, (4) leveraging of pre-existing familial relationships to engage in and sustain lifestyle modifications, and (5) innovative environmental change strategies such as collaborations with local food stores and markets to promote healthy behaviors. PMID:27424069

  11. Incorporating environmental justice measures during environmental impact statement scoping

    Executive Order 12898, open-quote Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income populations,close-quote directs Federal agencies to make environmental justice part of their mission by involving minorities and low-income populations and by identifying and addressing as appropriate disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental effects of their programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In the Presidential Memorandum transmitting the Executive Order it was stated that environmental justice should be taken into consideration under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). NEPA, with its systematic approach and requirements for alternatives analysis and comprehensive public participation, has served as one of the main mechanisms for involving the public in environmental decision-making. This paper addresses challenges faced by the Department of Energy in involving minority and low-income populations in the public involvement activities associated with a national-level environmental impact statement (EIS) and suggests ways to improve agencies' incorporation of environmental justice considerations in NEPA scoping

  12. Scoping studies: behavior and control of lithium and lithium aerosols

    The HEDL scoping studies examining the behavior of lithium and lithium aerosols have been conducted to determine and examine potential safety and environmental issues for postulated accident conditions associated with the use of lithium as a fusion reactor blanket and/or coolant. Liquid lithium reactions with air, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and concretes have been characterized. The effectiveness of various powder extinguishing agents and methods of application were determined for lithium-air reactions. The effectiveness of various lithium aerosol collection methods were determined and the volatilization and transport of radioactive metals potentially associated with lithium-air reactions were evaluated. Liquid lithium atmosphere reactions can be safely controlled under postulated accident conditions, but special handling practices must be provided. Lithium-concrete reactions should be avoided because of the potential production of high temperatures, corrosive environment and hydrogen. Carbon microspheres are effective in extinguishing well established lithium-air reactions for the lithium quantities tested (up to 10 kg). Large mass loading of lithium aerosols can be efficiently collected with conventional air cleaning systems. Potentially radioactive species (cobalt, iron and manganese) will be volatilized in a lithium-air reaction in contact with neutron activated stainless steel

  13. Misuse of Prescription Opioid Medication among Women: A Scoping Review

    Greaves, Lorraine; Poole, Nancy; Schmidt, Rose

    2016-01-01

    Background. National data from Canada and the United States identify women to be at greater risk than men for the misuse of prescription opioid medications. Various sex- and gender-based factors and patient and physician practices may affect women's use and misuse of prescription opioid drugs. Objectives. To explore the particular risks, issues, and treatment considerations for prescription opioid misuse among women who experience chronic noncancer pain and trauma. Methods. A scoping review for articles published between January 1990 and May 2014 was conducted on sex- and gender-based risks and treatment considerations among women who experience chronic noncancer pain and trauma. Results. A total of 57 articles were identified. The present narrative review summarizes the specific risks for the misuse of prescription opioid medication among women who have experienced violence and trauma, Aboriginal women, adolescents and young women, older women, pregnant women, women of a sexual minority, and transwomen. Discussion. The majority of the literature is descriptive, with few studies that evaluate approaches and interventions to respond to the issue of chronic pain, trauma, and misuse of prescription opioids among women, particularly vulnerable subgroups of women. Conclusions. Trauma-informed and women-centred approaches that address women's vulnerabilities and complex needs require further attention.

  14. PBF severe fuel damage scoping test. Test results report

    This report presents a comprehensive evaluation of the Severe Fuel Damage Scoping test (SFD-ST) performed in the Power Burst facility (PBF) at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. The test is part of an internationally sponsored light water reactor severe accident research program, initiated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The experiment was the first of four, in-pile, multifuel rod tests performed in the PBF. The SFD-ST fuel bundle comprised 32, 0.9-m long, trace-irradiated (91 MWd/T) fuel rods. The bundle was surrounded by an insulating shroud, with the region maintained at a pressure of 7 MPa. The experiment consisted of a transient in which the inlet coolant flow to the test bundle was reduced to 16 g/s, and the nuclear power increased, until the peak temperature approached fuel melting. The ∼3 h transient was terminated by scram of the reactor, with the inlet coolant reflooding and cooling the bundle to saturation temperature within 8 min. The overall technical objective of the test was to contribute to the understanding of fuel bundle dyanmics, and the related hydrogen and fission product behavior, during a high temperature transient. The report provides a description of the major observed phenomena. Interpretation of the test was based upon the response of on-line instruments, posttest fission product sample analysis, nondestructive and destructive postirradiation examination of the fuel bundle, and a calculational study using the Severe Core Damage Analysis Package (SCDAP)

  15. Scope of isomer spectroscopy of fission fragments using INGA

    Large array of Compton suppressed high purity germanium detectors continues to provide new insights on the novel quantal rotations of atomic nuclei. The Indian National Gamma Detector Array (INGA) is set up at TIFR-BARC accelerator facility at Mumbai, as a part of a collaboration between BARC, IUAC, SINP, TIFR, UGC-CSR-KC, VECC and different Universities. The array is designed for 24 Compton suppressed clover detectors providing around 5% photopeak efficiency. Recently, a digital data acquisition system with 96 channels (based on Pixie-16 modules developed by XIA LLC) has been implemented for this Compton suppressed clover array. The timing properties of fast scintillator detectors with the existing DDAQ have also been investigated. This facilitates the lifetime measurements of isomeric states from 1 nsec to few microsec during the usual gamma-gamma coincidence measurement. The scope of isomer spectroscopy of fission fragments using INGA will be discussed. In one of the in-beam experiments, 7Li + 232Th reaction at 38 MeV has been used to populate the fission fragments in mass 130 region. The prompt-delayed coincidence analysis was carried to establish the isomers in Te and Xe isotopes. A typical spectrum showing the delayed gamma rays with 197, 381, and 1313 keV energies emitted from the 6+ isomeric state of 136Xe with T1/2 = 2.95 micro sec is shown. The spectrum is generated with gate on 370 keV transition present above the isomer

  16. Scoping studies: behavior and control of lithium and lithium aerosols

    Jeppson, D W

    1982-01-01

    The HEDL scoping studies examining the behavior of lithium and lithium aerosols have been conducted to determine and examine potential safety and environmental issues for postulated accident conditions associated with the use of lithium as a fusion reactor blanket and/or coolant. Liquid lithium reactions with air, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and concretes have been characterized. The effectiveness of various powder extinguishing agents and methods of application were determined for lithium-air reactions. The effectiveness of various lithium aerosol collection methods were determined and the volatilization and transport of radioactive metals potentially associated with lithium-air reactions were evaluated. Liquid lithium atmosphere reactions can be safely controlled under postulated accident conditions, but special handling practices must be provided. Lithium-concrete reactions should be avoided because of the potential production of high temperatures, corrosive environment and hydrogen. Carbon microspheres are effective in extinguishing well established lithium-air reactions for the lithium quantities tested (up to 10 kg). Large mass loading of lithium aerosols can be efficiently collected with conventional air cleaning systems. Potentially radioactive species (cobalt, iron and manganese) will be volatilized in a lithium-air reaction in contact with neutron activated stainless steel.

  17. Scoping report on various salt mines in the United States

    One of the most important factors in isolating the demonstration waste storage site is an adequate number of shafts to insure proper ventilation. Proper ventilation will require that the air exhausted from the storage area pass directly to the upcast air shaft. Those mines reported by this scoping contract generally conform with the two shafts per mine requirement of MESA. Three of the mines reported on have more than two shafts. Several of the mines can have additional shafts drilled in time to meet ERDA's schedule. Rough drilling costs have been cited in the report. From an economic standpoint, it is probable that the larger the mine, the greater the economic impact with regard to any dislocation of production that may be required. In some cases, such as the Retsof Mine and the Cayuga Mine, multiple shafts eliminate the probability of dislocation. Those small tonnage mines such as the Kleer at Grand Saline, Texas; the Hockley Mine near Houston and the Lyons Mine of the American Salt Company might be leased or purchased in their entirety

  18. The upgraded JRR-3 and future scope of its utilization

    At the time of start to construct the upgraded JRR-3, the present report describes general features on the upgraded JRR-3 and future scope of its utilization on the purpose of the mutual understanding with researchers who use the reactor and the utilization facilities. The materials edited in the report have been written by 28 reactor engineers and scientists in JAERI, and 35 scientists in universities. According to the reviewed subjects as shown below, it was confirmed that the upgraded JRR-3 would be extensively expected by much more fields. (1) Reactor and utilization facilities. 1. Plan and main features of the upgraded JRR-3, Reactor building 2. Irradiation facilities: Hydraulic rabbits, Pneumatic tubes, Rig Hot Cell, etc. 3. Neutron beam facilities: Horizontal tubes, Cold neutron source and Neutron guide tubes (2) Neutron beam experimental facilities. 1. Neutron diffractometer, neutron spectrometer, Small-angle neutron scattering, Neutron radiography, etc. (3) Recent trends. 1. Irradiation research of fuels and materials in research reactor 2. Activation analysis, Radioisotope, Neutron transmutation doping, etc. 3. Neutron scattering research. (author)

  19. Figures in clinical trial reports: current practice & scope for improvement

    Travison Thomas G

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Most clinical trial publications include figures, but there is little guidance on what results should be displayed as figures and how. Purpose To evaluate the current use of figures in Trial reports, and to make constructive suggestions for future practice. Methods We surveyed all 77 reports of randomised controlled trials in five general medical journals during November 2006 to January 2007. The numbers and types of figures were determined, and then each Figure was assessed for its style, content, clarity and suitability. As a consequence, guidelines are developed for presenting figures, both in general and for each specific common type of Figure. Results Most trial reports contained one to three figures, mean 2.3 per article. The four main types were flow diagram, Kaplan Meier plot, Forest plot (for subgroup analyses and repeated measures over time: these accounted for 92% of all figures published. For each type of figure there is a considerable diversity of practice in both style and content which we illustrate with selected examples of both good and bad practice. Some pointers on what to do, and what to avoid, are derived from our critical evaluation of these articles' use of figures. Conclusion There is considerable scope for authors to improve their use of figures in clinical trial reports, as regards which figures to choose, their style of presentation and labelling, and their specific content. Particular improvements are needed for the four main types of figures commonly used.

  20. Kamlunge study site. Scope of activities and main results

    During the period from 1977-1986 SKB (Swedish nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co.) performed surface and borehole investigations of 14 study sites for the purpose of assessing their suitability for a repository of spent nuclear fuel. The next phase in the SKB site selection programme will be to perform detailed characterization, including characterization from shafts and/or tunnels, of two or three sites. The detailed investigations will continue over several years to provide all the data needed for a licensing application to build a repository. Such an application is foreseen to be given to the authorities around the year 2003. It is presently not clear if anyone of the study sites will be selected as a site for detailed characterization. Other sites with geological and/or socio-economical characteristics judged more favourable may very well be selected. However, as a part of the background documentation needed for the site selection studies to come, summary reports will be prepared for most study sites. These reports will include scope of activities, main results, uncertainties and need of complementary investigations. This report concerns the Kamlunge study site. (79 refs.) (au)

  1. Scope of Attention, Control of Attention, and Intelligence in Children and Adults

    Cowan, Nelson; Fristoe, Nathanael M.; Elliott, Emily M.; Brunner, Ryan P.; Saults, J. Scott

    2006-01-01

    Recent experimentation has shown that cognitive aptitude measures are predicted by tests of the scope of an individual’s attention or capacity in simple working-memory tasks, and also by the ability to control attention. However, these experiments do not indicate how separate or related the scope and control of attention are. An experiment with 52 children 10 to 11 years old and 52 college students included measures of the scope and control of attention as well as verbal and nonverbal aptitud...

  2. 16 CFR 20.0 - Scope and purpose of the guides.

    2010-01-01

    ... Labeling Guides, 16 CFR part 228.) ... REBUILT, RECONDITIONED AND OTHER USED AUTOMOBILE PARTS INDUSTRY § 20.0 Scope and purpose of the guides... (including advertising in electronic format, such as on the Internet) of used parts and assemblies...

  3. Improving the Management of Cost and Scope in Software Projects Using Agile Practices

    Adriano Olimpio Tonelli

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available While organizations want to develop software products with reduced cost and flexible scope, stories aboutthe applicability of agile practices to improve project development and performance in the softwareindustry are scarce and focused on specific methodologies such as Scrum and XP. Given these facts, thispaper aims to investigate, through practitioners' perceptions of value, which agile practices are being usedto improve two performance criteriafor software projects—cost and scope. Using a multivariate statisticaltechnique known as Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA,the results suggest that the use of agile practicescan be represented infactors which describedifferent applicationsin software development processtoimprove cost and scope.Also, we conclude that some agile practices should be used together in order to getbetter efficiency on cost and scope in fourdevelopmentaspects: improving (a team abilities, (bmanagement of requirements, (c quality of the code developed, and (d delivery of software on-budget andon-time

  4. 20 CFR 633.102 - Scope and purpose of title IV, section 402 programs.

    2010-04-01

    ... LABOR MIGRANT AND SEASONAL FARMWORKER PROGRAMS Introductory Provisions § 633.102 Scope and purpose of... entire national economy. (b) Because of farmworker employment and training problems, such programs...

  5. 21 CFR 516.31 - Scope of MUMS-drug exclusive marketing rights.

    2010-04-01

    ... SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS NEW ANIMAL DRUGS FOR MINOR USE AND MINOR SPECIES Designation of a Minor Use or Minor Species New Animal Drug § 516.31 Scope of MUMS-drug...

  6. Submersible Data (Dive Waypoints) for Operation Deep Scope 2007 - Office of Ocean Exploration

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Data and information collected by the submersible Johnson Sea-Link II at waypoints along its track during nineteen dives of the 2007 "Operation Deep Scope"...

  7. What Makes for Good Collaboration and Communication in Maternity Care? A Scoping Study

    van Helmond, L.; Korstjens, I.; Mesman, J.; Nieuwenhuijze, M.; Horstman, K.; Scheepers, H.; Spaanderman, M.; Keulen, J.; de Vries, R.

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Good communication and collaboration are critical to safe care for mothers and babies. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with good collaboration and communication among maternity care professionals and between both professionals and parents. METHOD: Scoping study. We searched Pub

  8. 16 CFR 312.1 - Scope of regulations in this part.

    2010-01-01

    ... CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION RULE § 312.1 Scope of regulations in this part. This part implements the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, (15 U.S.C. 6501, et seq.,) which...

  9. 20 CFR 718.3 - Scope and intent of this part.

    2010-04-01

    ... DEATH DUE TO PNEUMOCONIOSIS General § 718.3 Scope and intent of this part. (a) This part sets forth the... subject to § 718.306 partially, disabled due to pneumoconiosis or died due to pneumoconiosis. It...

  10. NEGATIVE AFFECTIVITY, CONSCIENTIOUSNESS AND JOB SCOPE (A CASE OF IT AND TELECOM INDUSTRY

    BILAL AFSAR

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on a sample of 350 employees in the telecommunication and telecommunication, we obtained empirical evidence suggesting that while individuals high on conscientiousness tended to react more positively to job scope, individuals high on negative affinity tended to react less positively. Job scope was defined as the extent to which a job required the jobholder to be mentally and physically involved to get it done effectively. Typically, a job characterized by a high job scope would be non-repetitive, would need a great deal of independent thought/action and training, would entail the job holder to keep track of his/her progress, and others. The affirmative results obtained in regard of the moderating roles of personality factors in the present study suggested that job design researchers should further explore individuals’ personality differences in response to job scope.

  11. Scoping decision document for HEPA filter differential pressure interlock control installation and tank farm exhauster operation

    GUSTAVSON, R.D.

    2001-06-27

    This document is a decision document regarding the scope of HEPA filter differential pressure interlock system installations at Tank Farm emission units. It is intended to provide supporting information for administration of Baseline Change Request.

  12. Scoping decision document for HEPA filter differential pressure interlock control installation and tank farm exhauster operation

    This document is a decision document regarding the scope of HEPA filter differential pressure interlock system installations at Tank Farm emission units. It is intended to provide supporting information for administration of Baseline Change Request

  13. 41 CFR 105-60.305-2 - Scope of this subpart.

    2010-07-01

    ..., Orders, Policies, Interpretations, Manuals, and Instructions § 105-60.305-2 Scope of this subpart. This subpart sets forth policies and procedures to be followed in the assessment and collection of fees from...

  14. Ship Sensor Observations for Operation Deep Scope 2007 - Office of Ocean Exploration

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Hourly measurements made by selected ship sensors on the R/V Seward Johnson during the "Operation Deep Scope 2007" expedition sponsored by the National Oceanic and...

  15. Interprofessional teamwork in the trauma setting: a scoping review.

    Courtenay, Molly; Nancarrow, Susan; Dawson, David

    2013-01-01

    Approximately 70 to 80% of healthcare errors are due to poor team communication and understanding. High-risk environments such as the trauma setting (which covers a broad spectrum of departments in acute services) are where the majority of these errors occur. Despite the emphasis on interprofessional collaborative practice and patient safety, interprofessional teamworking in the trauma setting has received little attention. This paper presents the findings of a scoping review designed to identify the extent and nature of this literature in this setting. The MEDLINE (via OVID, using keywords and MeSH in OVID), and PubMed (via NCBI using MeSH), and CINAHL databases were searched from January 2000 to April 2013 for results of interprofessional teamworking in the trauma setting. A hand search was conducted by reviewing the reference lists of relevant articles. In total, 24 published articles were identified for inclusion in the review. Studies could be categorized into three main areas, and within each area were a number of themes: 1) descriptions of the organization of trauma teams (themes included interaction between team members, and leadership); 2) descriptions of team composition and structure (themes included maintaining team stability and core team members); and 3) evaluation of team work interventions (themes included activities in practice and activities in the classroom setting).Descriptive studies highlighted the fluid nature of team processes, the shared mental models, and the need for teamwork and communication. Evaluative studies placed a greater emphasis on specialized roles and individual tasks and activities. This reflects a multiprofessional as opposed to an interprofessional model of teamwork. Some of the characteristics of high-performing interprofessional teams described in this review are also evident in effective teams in the community rehabilitation and intermediate care setting. These characteristics may well be pertinent to other settings, and

  16. Freedom of the Press In the Scope of Human Rights

    Sri Ayu Astuti

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Freedom of expression and press freedom is the embodiment of the recognition of human rights. Freedom of expression is also the existence of press to disclose the news with honesty and do not get a pressure to deliver the news to the public space, which in news production is known as a work of journalism. Now the  press has gained freedom of expression in the news production process which is guaranteed in the state constitution. Although Article 28 of the Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia 1945 does not point directly at the press, However, Article 28 F emphasis on processing and storage as well as ownership, excavations to information. It also contains provisions on the freedom of expression of others, which should be valued and respected. It shows equality for everyone in his position before the law in accordance with Article 27 1945 Constitution, which emphasizes the recognition of constitutional rights that belong to every person in the state of law in the Republic of Indonesia. Thus the press, which have freedom of expression in the writings of journalistic works are required to be responsible for the published news. So as not to face the legal issues and criminalization, then press should perform tasks and functions to enforce ethics as the precautionary principle when processing the news and broadcast it to the public space, as well as upholding human rights. How To Cite: Astuti, S. (2014. Freedom of the Press In the Scope of Human Rights. Rechtsidee, 1(1, 101-118. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21070/jihr.v1i1.96

  17. Environmental health scoping study at Bruce Heavy Water Plant

    There are concerns that hydrogen sulfide released from the Heavy Water Plant near Kincardine, Ontario may be the cause of the mortalities and morbidities observed in a nearby flock of sheep. The Philosopher's Wool sheep farm is about four kilometres south-southeast of the Bruce Heavy Water Plant. Ontario Hydro, the owner and operator of the Bruce Heavy Water Plant, claims that hydrogen sulphide emissions from the Bruce Heavy Water Plant are within regulatory limits and well below levels that cause harm. Accordingly, the Atomic Energy Control Board commissioned the Alberta Environmental Centre, Alberta Department of Environmental Protection, to develop a scoping study for this environmental health issue. The first objective was to describe a field investigation model to define clearly the environmental health and operation of the sheep farm. The second objective was to describe possible exposure patterns and develop a holistic environmental pathway model. If appropriate, the third study objective was to describe animal models of the actual situation to elucidate specific aspects of the environmental health concerns. It was not the objective of this report to provide a definitive answer to the present environmental health issue. Ontario Hydro provided data to the Alberta Environmental Centre, as di the sheep farmer, the attending veterinarian, the University of Guelph study team, and the Atomic Energy Control Board. A six-tiered strategy of sequential evaluations of the ovine health problem is based on the multiple-response paradigm. It assumes the observed ovine health results are the result of multiple effector events. Each tier constitutes a separate, but inter-related, study. Sequential evaluation and feedback of each tier allow sound scientific judgements and efficient use of resources. (author). 59 refs., 11 tabs., 22 figs

  18. NPP Krsko full scope simulator verification and qualification

    NPP Krsko (NEK) will, as a part of the Modernization plan, obtain also Krsko Full Scope Simulator (KFSS). Contract has been awarded to CAE Electronics for the design, construction and integration. KFSS will support in real time, the training for the complete range of operation, which can be performed from the main control room and some selected plant areas (remote shutdown panels, etc). Based on the lessons learned on development of NPP Krsko Basic Principle Simulator we decided for active approach. That means that NPP Krsko personnel will be heavily involved into all phases of KFSS development and testing. Since NPP Krsko is going to replace the existing steam generators, raise the nominal power and perform necessary modifications to support the power uprate, it was decided that the development of the KFSS will be conducted in two steps: 1. Development of the models as well as all the hardware interface in the MCR for the existing plant Cycle 15 and then, 2. Models and hardware will be modified, added or replaced as needed to take into account the steam generator replacement and plant uprate projects. In spite of the fact that the simulator will be used for the training of the plant operators for the uprated conditions and with new steam generators, the upper described approach was selected since we want to be sure that the models will at the beginning adequately simulate the existing plant. For the existing conditions we have available reference data for different plant conditions, as well as data for different plant transients. By verifying that simulator will be able adequately simulate the existing conditions the level of confidence for the uprated simulator will be much higher. This is of special importance since it will support initial training for modernized plant conditions. In this paper the plan for verification and qualification of KFSS as well as the amount of the work needed on NPP Krsko side to develop the test acceptance criteria will be presented.(author)

  19. Community participation in rural health: a scoping review

    Kenny Amanda

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Major health inequities between urban and rural populations have resulted in rural health as a reform priority across a number of countries. However, while there is some commonality between rural areas, there is increasing recognition that a one size fits all approach to rural health is ineffective as it fails to align healthcare with local population need. Community participation is proposed as a strategy to engage communities in developing locally responsive healthcare. Current policy in several countries reflects a desire for meaningful, high level community participation, similar to Arnstein’s definition of citizen power. There is a significant gap in understanding how higher level community participation is best enacted in the rural context. The aim of our study was to identify examples, in the international literature, of higher level community participation in rural healthcare. Methods A scoping review was designed to map the existing evidence base on higher level community participation in rural healthcare planning, design, management and evaluation. Key search terms were developed and mapped. Selected databases and internet search engines were used that identified 99 relevant studies. Results We identified six articles that most closely demonstrated higher level community participation; Arnstein’s notion of citizen power. While the identified studies reflected key elements for effective higher level participation, little detail was provided about how groups were established and how the community was represented. The need for strong partnerships was reiterated, with some studies identifying the impact of relational interactions and social ties. In all studies, outcomes from community participation were not rigorously measured. Conclusions In an environment characterised by increasing interest in community participation in healthcare, greater understanding of the purpose, process and outcomes is a priority for

  20. Framing and the health policy process: a scoping review.

    Koon, Adam D; Hawkins, Benjamin; Mayhew, Susannah H

    2016-07-01

    Framing research seeks to understand the forces that shape human behaviour in the policy process. It assumes that policy is a social construct and can be cast in a variety of ways to imply multiple legitimate value considerations. Frames provide the cognitive means of making sense of the social world, but discordance among them forms the basis of policy contestation. Framing, as both theory and method, has proven to generate considerable insight into the nature of policy debates in a variety of disciplines. Despite its salience for understanding health policy debates; however, little is known about the ways frames influence the health policy process. A scoping review using the Arksey and O'Malley framework was conducted. The literature on framing in the health sector was reviewed using nine health and social science databases. Articles were included that explicitly reported theory and methods used, data source(s), at least one frame, frame sponsor and evidence of a given frame's effect on the health policy process. A total of 52 articles, from 1996 to 2014, and representing 12 countries, were identified. Much of the research came from the policy studies/political science literature (n = 17) and used a constructivist epistemology. The term 'frame' was used as a label to describe a variety of ideas, packaged as values, social problems, metaphors or arguments. Frames were characterized at various levels of abstraction ranging from general ideological orientations to specific policy positions. Most articles presented multiple frames and showed how actors advocated for them in a highly contested political process. Framing is increasingly an important, yet overlooked aspect of the policy process. Further analysis on frames, framing processes and frame conflict can help researchers and policymakers to understand opaque and highly charged policy issues, which may facilitate the resolution of protracted policy controversies. PMID:26873903