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  1. ¿Quién se opone a la prevención?: Un mapa de los actores pro tabaco en España Who is against prevention?: A map of policy actors favoring smoking in Spain

    Lluís Granero

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Para poder realizar un abordaje integral de las políticas referidas al tabaquismo hay que conocer el mapa de los actores relacionados con el tabaco y sus vínculos políticos. En este trabajo se pretende presentar una primera aproximación en España. Métodos: Análisis de la prensa, publicaciones de la industria y entrevistas con personas clave. Se identifican los actores pro tabaco activos en España, que se han podido clasificar según su naturaleza, la esfera en que se mueven y su ámbito territorial preferente. Resultados: Se identifican las empresas tabaqueras, entre las que destacan Altadis y Philip Morris por su dominio del mercado, las organizaciones del comercio minorista (estanqueros, las organizaciones «pantalla» creadas por la industria (Club de Fumadores por la Tolerancia, las de cultivadores y las empresas de transformación. La distribución está dominada por Logista, filial de Altadis. Hay que tener en cuenta también las empresas de vending y de productos complementarios (mecheros, fósforos y papel. Se identifican los vínculos de estos actores con la Administración pública, donde destaca el papel que desempeña el Comisionado para el Mercado de Tabacos, así como los Ministerios de Agricultura, Hacienda y Economía. Se identifican también las relaciones con la patronal, algunos partidos políticos y sindicatos, así como con otros sectores empresariales con gran influencia social, como los medios de comunicación y la publicidad. Conclusiones: El mapa de los actores pro tabaco en España es complejo y supera los límites de la estricta industria tabaquera. La comprensión de este entramado es fundamental para poder plantear políticas integrales de prevención.Objectives: For a comprehensive approach to policies on smoking, the map of actors related to tobacco and their political ties needs to be identified. The present article constitutes the first attempt at this task in Spain. Methodology: Analysis of

  2. Tourism Chains and Pro-Poor Tourism Development: An Actor-Network Analysis of a Pilot Project in Costa Rica

    Duim, van der, V.R.; Caalders, J.D.A.D.

    2008-01-01

    This paper analyses a pilot project in Costa Rica aimed to examine and improve the market linkages of 24 small-scale tourism initiatives to tour operators in Costa Rica and the Netherlands. It links pro-poor tourism and the concept of tourism chain to actor-network theory. The analysis shows that the tangible results in terms of pro-poor tourism of the project itself were meagre, as, initially, only three and later only one out of 24 projects was included in the tourism chain. However, the an...

  3. Why do corporate actors engage in pro-social behaviour? A Bourdieusian perspective on corporate social responsibility

    Aaken, Dominik van; Splitter, Violetta; Seidl, David

    2013-01-01

    Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of social practice this paper develops a novel approach to the study of CSR. According to this approach, pro-social activities are conceptualized as social practices that are employed by individual managers in their personal struggles for social power. Whether such practices are enacted or not depends on the (1) particular features of the social field in which the managers are embedded, (2) the individual managers’ socially shaped dispositions and (3) their...

  4. Pneumonite de hipersensibilidade ao tabaco

    MACEDO SÍLVIA E.C.; ZAGO ELICARLOS; TORRES VÍTOR F.; BERGAMASCHI FABIANO

    2001-01-01

    Pneumonite de hipersensibilidade (PH) é decorrente da inalação de antígenos orgânicos e/ou inorgânicos por indivíduos suscetíveis. Relata-se o caso de uma mulher de 18 anos, plantadora de tabaco em Pelotas, no Sul do Brasil, com dispnéia progressiva, tosse seca e emagrecimento havia 35 dias. Apresentava crepitações finas no tórax e a radiografia evidenciou infiltrado intersticial difuso. O diagnóstico de PH foi estabelecido pela história de exposição, achados tomográficos e exame anatomopatol...

  5. Economía del tabaco

    M. Cecilia Monge Bonilla

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available La ciencia ha demostrado inequívocamente que el consumo de tabaco y la exposición al humo de este, son causa de mortalidad, morbilidad y discapacidad y representan un riesgo inminente para la salud pública a nivel mundial. Muchos gobiernos dudan en adoptar medidas legales y políticas necesarias para disminuir el consumo de tabaco, por temor a las consecuencias económicas negativas que tales medidas podrían implicar. La producción, exportación e importación de tabaco son una parte ínfima de la economía costarricense. El control estricto del tabaco no produciría una pérdida neta de empleos; la teoría económica dicta que se verificaría un cambio en los patrones de consumo, el cual implicaría un aumento de empleos en otras áreas de la economía nacional. Existe evidencia de países de alto, mediano y bajo ingreso, que demuestra que el aumento del precio de los cigarrillos por medio del incremento de impuestos induce a la disminución en el consumo y previene el inicio del fumado, especialmente en la población joven. Además, se genera un aumento en ingresos fiscales como consecuencia de los impuestos. La evidencia prueba que el contrabando de tabaco está íntimamente relacionado con el nivel de corrupción existente en el país, por eso con el aumento o disminución de impuestos, los cambios en el contrabando no son significativos. Hay evidencia de que no existen pérdidas económicas por ventas, ni disminución en empleos en hoteles, bares y restaurantes, al implementar la ley de espacios100% libres de humo.

  6. Análisis de la cobertura del tema de tabaco en medios impresos mexicanos Analysis of coverage of the tobacco issue in Mexican print media

    Silvia Elena Llaguno-Aguilar

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estima la frecuencia y la forma en que los medios de comunicación presentan el tema de tabaco y las políticas públicas para su control. Se recopilaron y analizaron 660 notas sobre tabaco publicadas en 2007 en seis diarios mexicanos. Se observó un gran incremento de notas en el último semestre del año, debido a la discusión de la legislación local y federal. La mayoría de las notas fue a favor del control de tabaco (49% o neutra al respecto (41%. Los temas más presentes fueron: legislación (36%, el humo de tabaco (28%, economía (24% y empaquetado (17%. Los actores mencionados fueron: instituciones gubernamentales (24%, legisladores (21%, tabacaleras (18%, y organizaciones no gubernamentales nacionales (7% e internacionales (8%. Se debe aprovechar la disposición de los medios de comunicación, generalmente a favor, o con una postura neutra, para reallizar actividades de abogacía de las políticas públicas para el control del tabaco.Estimate the frequency and manner in which mass media represent tobacco and tobacco control policies. 660 stories published in six Mexican newspapers during 2007 were content analyzed. The majority of the news stories were published in the last quarter of the year, due to discussion of pending local and federal legislation. The vast majority of the stories were in favor of tobacco control policies (49% or neutral (41%. The most frequently occurring themes in the stories were: legislation (36%, tobacco smoke (28%, economy (24%, and packaging (17%. Actors mentioned were: governmental institutions (24%, legislators (21%, tobacco industry (18%, and national and international non-governmental organizations (7 and 8%, respectively. Advocacy efforts should take advantage of mass media, which appears generally neutral or in favor of tobacco control policies in Mexico.

  7. Determinants of Actor Rationality

    Ellegaard, Chris

    Industrial companies must exercise influence on their suppliers (or supplier actors). Actor rationality is a central theme connected to this management task. In this article, relevant literature is studied with the purpose of shedding light on determinants of actor rationality. Two buyer......-supplier relations are investigated in a multiple case study, leading to the proposal of various additional factors that determine and shape actor rationality. Moreover a conceptual model of rationality determinants in the buyer-supplier relation is proposed, a model that may help supply managers analyse and...... understand actor rationalities. Finally managerial implications are discussed....

  8. Economía del tabaco Tobacco Economics

    M. Cecilia Monge Bonilla

    2012-01-01

    La ciencia ha demostrado inequívocamente que el consumo de tabaco y la exposición al humo de este, son causa de mortalidad, morbilidad y discapacidad y representan un riesgo inminente para la salud pública a nivel mundial. Muchos gobiernos dudan en adoptar medidas legales y políticas necesarias para disminuir el consumo de tabaco, por temor a las consecuencias económicas negativas que tales medidas podrían implicar. La producción, exportación e importación de tabaco son una parte ínfima de la...

  9. New Actors and Alliances in Development

    Richey, Lisa Ann; Ponte, Stefano

    2014-01-01

    ‘New actors and alliances in development’ brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars exploring how development financing and interventions are being shaped by a wider and more complex platform of actors than usually considered in the existing literature. The contributors also trace...... governments. Despite the diversity of these actors and alliances, several commonalities arise: they are often based on hybrid transnationalism and diffuse notions of development responsibility; rather than being new per se, they are newly being studied as practices that are now coming to be understood...... as ‘development’; and they are limited in their ability to act as agents of development by their lack of accountability or pro-poor commitment. The articles in this collection point to images and representations as increasingly important in development ‘branding’ and suggest fruitful new ground for critical...

  10. Actor/Character Dualism

    Riis, Johannes

    2012-01-01

    Our perception of agency may be inherently fallible, and this may explain not only our general awareness of actors when engaged in fictional characters but also the specific case of paradoxical characters...

  11. El Cultivo del Tabaco en América Latina

    Tovar, Jorge

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo evalúa la importancia que tiene el cultivo del tabaco en América Latina. Con este fin se analizan las principales variables del sector como son la cantidad y el valor de la producción, el número de hectáreas cultivadas y el rendimiento de los cultivos. También se estudia el valor del sector como fuerza exportadora. Se construye además, a partir de diferentes fuentes, un comparativo del empleo directo que genera el cultivo del tabaco en los países tabacaleros de América Latina. Lo...

  12. Desarrollo de capacidades para el control del tabaco en América Latina Development of capacities for tobacco control in Latin America

    Mirta A Molinari; María Lara Garrido-Herrero; Gustavo Sóñora-Parodi

    2010-01-01

    El Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco, primer tratado de salud pública del mundo aprobado en forma unánime por los 192 Estados miembros de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, constituye un hito en la promoción de la salud pública que incorpora una nueva dimensión jurídica en la cooperación internacional entre los países. La multidisciplinariedad de su temática y de los actores involucrados hacen necesaria la capacitación en áreas tales como gerencia, liderazgo, legislación, recursos h...

  13. Development Sociology. Actor Perspectives

    Long, N.E.

    2001-01-01

    Using case studies and empirical material from Africa and Latin America, Development Sociology focuses on the theoretical and methodological foundations of an actor-oriented and social constructionist form of analysis. This style of analysis is opposed to the traditional structuralist/institutional

  14. Fractal actors and infrastructures

    Bøge, Ask Risom

    2011-01-01

    -network-theory (ANT) into surveillance studies (Ball 2002, Adey 2004, Gad & Lauritsen 2009). In this paper, I further explore the potential of this connection by experimenting with Marilyn Strathern’s concept of the fractal (1991), which has been discussed in newer ANT literature (Law 2002; Law 2004; Jensen 2007). I...... under surveillance. Based on fieldwork conducted in 2008 and 2011 in relation to my Master’s thesis and PhD respectively, I illustrate fractal concepts by describing the acts, actors and infrastructure that make up the ‘DNA surveillance’ conducted by the Danish police....

  15. Riesgos para la salud derivados del consumo voluntario e involuntario de tabaco

    Eyben Finn Edler von

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo examina y actualiza los aspectos sanitarios del consumo de tabaco basándose especialmente en estudios llevados a cabo en países europeos, con énfasis en el tabaquismo en el lugar de trabajo. Se revisan los riesgos del consumo de tabaco para la salud en ambos sexos, el impacto en la esperanza de vida, las ventajas del abandono del consumo de tabaco, el patrón social del tabaquismo en las sociedades occidentales y las diferencias sociales en las enfermedades que causa. Se describen también los efectos inmediatos y a largo plazo del consumo involuntario de tabaco, sus consecuencias en el lugar de trabajo, y las técnicas de medida del Aire Contaminado por Humo de Tabaco (ACHT.

  16. Variance Adjusted Actor Critic Algorithms

    Tamar, Aviv; Mannor, Shie

    2013-01-01

    We present an actor-critic framework for MDPs where the objective is the variance-adjusted expected return. Our critic uses linear function approximation, and we extend the concept of compatible features to the variance-adjusted setting. We present an episodic actor-critic algorithm and show that it converges almost surely to a locally optimal point of the objective function.

  17. Actors: From Audience to Provider

    Charlier, Bernadette

    2011-01-01

    This article describes and analyzes actors' experiences of distance learning systems in a wide variety of cultural and organizational contexts. In line with the project of this special series of issues, results of research, much of which is longitudinal, allow us to suggest answers to the following questions: Who are the actors of distance…

  18. An actor manages: Actor training and managerial ideology

    Chow, BDV

    2014-01-01

    This article reads the development of psychologically based actor training against larger changes in the organisation of work in North America and Europe in the twentieth century. Konstantin Stanislavky's System and later adaptations including the American Method are wrapped into a larger ideology of individual self-management and discipline – mental, physical, and emotional – that accompanies the emergent managerial class of the post-war era. An actor is an ideal manager, and therefore prefi...

  19. Games as Actors - Interaction, Play, Design, and Actor Network Theory

    Jessen, Jari Due; Jessen, Carsten

    2014-01-01

    When interacting with computer games, users are forced to follow the rules of the game in return for the excitement, joy, fun, or other pursued experiences. In this paper, we investigate how games a chieve these experiences in the perspective of Actor Network Theory (ANT). Based on a qualitative data from a study of board games , computer games, and exergames, we conclude that games are actors that produce experiences by exercising power over the user’ s abilities, for example their cognitive...

  20. Hacia un entrenamiento del actor

    Urieta Lago, Amparo

    2010-01-01

    Esta investigación está basada en la intención de crear una guía de entrenamiento para el actor, que busca asumir un compromiso con su cuerpo, como instrumento para la creación escénica. El trabajo del actor-actriz está irremediablemente vinculado a su cuerpo, todo lo humano se enmarca en un cuerpo vivido, en el espacio y en el tiempo, no es algo neutral. Sabemos que cada actor-actriz, tiene una noción de su esquema corporal, entendiendo por esquema corporal la representación en imágenes de l...

  1. Economía del tabaco Tobacco Economics

    M. Cecilia Monge Bonilla

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available La ciencia ha demostrado inequívocamente que el consumo de tabaco y la exposición al humo de este, son causa de mortalidad, morbilidad y discapacidad y representan un riesgo inminente para la salud pública a nivel mundial. Muchos gobiernos dudan en adoptar medidas legales y políticas necesarias para disminuir el consumo de tabaco, por temor a las consecuencias económicas negativas que tales medidas podrían implicar. La producción, exportación e importación de tabaco son una parte ínfima de la economía costarricense. El control estricto del tabaco no produciría una pérdida neta de empleos; la teoría económica dicta que se verificaría un cambio en los patrones de consumo, el cual implicaría un aumento de empleos en otras áreas de la economía nacional. Existe evidencia de países de alto, mediano y bajo ingreso, que demuestra que el aumento del precio de los cigarrillos por medio del incremento de impuestos induce a la disminución en el consumo y previene el inicio del fumado, especialmente en la población joven. Además, se genera un aumento en ingresos fiscales como consecuencia de los impuestos. La evidencia prueba que el contrabando de tabaco está íntimamente relacionado con el nivel de corrupción existente en el país, por eso con el aumento o disminución de impuestos, los cambios en el contrabando no son significativos. Hay evidencia de que no existen pérdidas económicas por ventas, ni disminución en empleos en hoteles, bares y restaurantes, al implementar la ley de espacios100% libres de humo.Sound medical evidence testifies that tobacco use and inhaling “secondhand” smoke from cigarettes raises the risk of morbidity, mortality and disability. Tobacco use is a major worldwide public health issue. Many countries still hesitate to act decisively to reduce tobacco, because they are concerned that the harm caused by tobacco may be offset by the economic benefits that the country derives from tobacco. The

  2. ‘COROJO 2006’: NUEVA VARIEDAD CUBANA DE TABACO NEGRO (Nicotiana tabacum L.)

    Vivaldo García Morejón; Nancy Santana Ferrer; Humberto García Cruz; Emis Mena Padrón

    2013-01-01

    En la Estación Experimental del Tabaco, de San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río durante la campaña tabacalera 2001-2002, se realizó un cruzamiento sexual con el objetivo de obtener una variedad de tabaco negro con mayor rendimiento que la comercial ‘Criollo 98’, resistente al moho azul ( Peronospora hyocyami de Bary), a la pata prieta ( Phytophthora parasitica Dast. var . Nicotianae Breda de Haan), al virus del mosaico del tabaco (VMT) y a la necrosis ambiental. Después de cinco generaciones de...

  3. Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource (ACTOR)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource (ACTOR) is a database on environmental chemicals that is searchable by chemical name and other identifiers, and by...

  4. Mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en México

    Kuri-Morales Pablo

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Estudiar la asociación entre defunciones registradas en la delegación Coyoacán y consumo de tabaco y alcohol. Material y métodos. Estudio de mortalidad proporcional y determinación de fracción atribuible en una cohorte de sujetos de la ciudad de México, D.F., México. Se reunió información de todas las defunciones de 1998 captadas a través del Sistema Estadístico y Epidemiológico de las Defunciones (SEED en la delegación Coyoacán, clasificándolas por diagnóstico en enfermedades del sistema circulatorio (ESC, sistema respiratorio (EPOC, neoplasias (NEO. Se encuestó a familiares de los fallecidos sobre consumo de tabaco y alcohol. Resultados. Fumar los últimos 10 años de vida fue significativo para ESC en hombres de 70 años y más (RM: 2.06, IC 95%=1.18-3.58; y continuar fumando el último año de vida fue significativo para NEO y para EPOC en mujeres de 70 años y más (NEO= RM: 7.24, IC 95%=1.71-30.53; ESR= RM: 4.82, IC 95%=1.41-16.50. En el modelo de regresión para ESC, las personas con tabaquismo intenso tuvieron una posibilidad 0.83 veces mayor de fallecer por ESC, y el RA de esta variable para las ESC en la población general fue 45%. (RM=1.83; IC 95% = 1.1-2.8 p<0.01. Conclusiones. La exposición a tabaco es responsible de la elevada incidencia y mortalidad de enfermedades del sistema circulatorio y respiratorio, así como de neoplasias, en una muestra poblacional de sujetos de la ciudad de México.

  5. Factores psicosociales relacionados con el consumo de alcohol y tabaco en adolescentes espa??oles

    Ingl??s, C??ndido J.; Delgado, Beatriz; Bautista, Rebeca; Torregrosa, Mar??a S.; Espada, Jos?? P.; Garc??a-Fern??ndez, Jos?? M.; Hidalgo, Mar??a D.; Garc??a-L??pez, Luis J.

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio ex post facto fue analizar la relaci??n entre variables de personalidad, ansiedad social, conducta prosocial, conducta antisocial y consumo de tabaco y alcohol en la adolescencia. La muestra se compuso de 352 estudiantes de 2?? a 4?? de Ense??anza Secundaria Obligatoria. Los coeficientes de correlaci??n de Pearson mostraron que el consumo de tabaco correlacion?? positiva y significativamente con las puntuaciones en conducta antisocial, extraversi??n ...

  6. Mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en México

    Kuri-Morales Pablo; Alegre-Díaz Jesús; Mata-Miranda Ma. del Pilar; Hernández-Ávila Mauricio

    2002-01-01

    Objetivo. Estudiar la asociación entre defunciones registradas en la delegación Coyoacán y consumo de tabaco y alcohol. Material y métodos. Estudio de mortalidad proporcional y determinación de fracción atribuible en una cohorte de sujetos de la ciudad de México, D.F., México. Se reunió información de todas las defunciones de 1998 captadas a través del Sistema Estadístico y Epidemiológico de las Defunciones (SEED) en la delegación Coyoacán, clasificándolas por diagnóstico en enfermedades del ...

  7. You're a What? Voice Actor

    Liming, Drew

    2009-01-01

    This article talks about voice actors and features Tony Oliver, a professional voice actor. Voice actors help to bring one's favorite cartoon and video game characters to life. They also do voice-overs for radio and television commercials and movie trailers. These actors use the sound of their voice to sell a character's emotions--or an advertised…

  8. Actors in land and building cadastre procedures

    Rakovec, Jana

    2012-01-01

    In this graduation thesis I discuss the role of actors in land and building cadastre procedures. Individual surveying services are presented, as well as the role of actors in these individual surveying services. Individual actors are described in great detail, namely with referring to rules and regulations on the basis of which the actors are entering the land and building cadastre procedures. Further on, I offer a description of various manners on how to gain information on actors and also t...

  9. Self-Recovering Sensor-Actor Networks

    Kamali, Maryam; Petre, Luigia; Sere, Kaisa; 10.4204/EPTCS.30.4

    2010-01-01

    Wireless sensor-actor networks are a recent development of wireless networks where both ordinary sensor nodes and more sophisticated and powerful nodes, called actors, are present. In this paper we formalize a recently introduced algorithm that recovers failed actor communication links via the existing sensor infrastructure. We prove via refinement that the recovery is terminating in a finite number of steps and is distributed, thus self-performed by the actors. Most importantly, we prove that the recovery can be done at different levels, via different types of links, such as direct actor links or indirect links between the actors, in the latter case reusing the wireless infrastructure of sensors. This leads to identifying coordination classes, e.g., for delegating the most security sensitive coordination to the direct actor-actor coordination links, the least real-time constrained coordination to indirect links, and the safety critical coordination to both direct actor links and indirect sensor paths between...

  10. Games as Actors - Interaction, Play, Design, and Actor Network Theory

    Jessen, Jari Due; Jessen, Carsten

    2014-01-01

    When interacting with computer games, users are forced to follow the rules of the game in return for the excitement, joy, fun, or other pursued experiences. In this paper, we investigate how games a chieve these experiences in the perspective of Actor Network Theory (ANT). Based on a qualitative...... data from a study of board games , computer games, and exergames, we conclude that games are actors that produce experiences by exercising power over the user’ s abilities, for example their cognitive functions. Games are designed to take advantage of the characteristics of the human players......, and by doing so they create in humans what in modern play theory is known as a “state of play”...

  11. Privileged Emotion Managers: The Case of Actors

    Orzechowicz, David

    2008-01-01

    Theatre provides a unique set of conditions for the management of emotions. Drawing on participant observation from one repertory theater, three university productions, and interviews with stage actors, directors, and acting instructors, I conceptualize actors as privileged emotion managers. Actors access structural resources that enable their…

  12. ‘COROJO 2006’: NUEVA VARIEDAD CUBANA DE TABACO NEGRO (Nicotiana tabacum L.

    Vivaldo García Morejón

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En la Estación Experimental del Tabaco, de San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río durante la campaña tabacalera 2001-2002, se realizó un cruzamiento sexual con el objetivo de obtener una variedad de tabaco negro con mayor rendimiento que la comercial ‘Criollo 98’, resistente al moho azul ( Peronospora hyocyami de Bary, a la pata prieta ( Phytophthora parasitica Dast. var . Nicotianae Breda de Haan, al virus del mosaico del tabaco (VMT y a la necrosis ambiental. Después de cinco generaciones de autofecundación y selección por el método genealógico se obtuvieron siete variedades resistentes. El cruce originó la nueva variedad `Corojo 2006 ́ que superó a la `Criollo 98 ́.

  13. MEDIDAS PARA EL CONTROL DEL TABACO EN MÉXICO Y EN EL MUNDO

    Nazira Calleja

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Dadas las graves consecuencias de salud, ambientales, sociales, políticas y económicas que el tabaquismo origina en el mundo, numerosos organismos internacionales, gobiernos nacionales y organismos no gubernamentales han emprendido acciones enérgicas dirigidas a reducir el consumo de tabaco. En mayo de 2003, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS adoptó, por unanimidad, el Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco, cuyo objetivo es señalar las medidas que los países deben instrumentar con ese propósito. También se creó el Sistema Global de Vigilancia del Tabaco para evaluar el cumplimiento de las acciones propuestas. Recientemente, la OMS ha propuesto un plan, denominado MPower, con medidas que han probado su capacidad para reducir la prevalencia del consumo. México firmó el Convenio Marco en 2003 y lo ratificó en 2004. En 2008 fue promulgada la Ley General para el Control del Tabaco, de aplicación federal, que prohíbe fumar en espacios públicos cerrados y obliga a establecer áreas destinadas para fumar. También en 2008, en la Ciudad de México fue expedida la Ley de Protección a la Salud de los No Fumadores, la primera en la república que prohíbe fumar en todos los lugares públicos. Diversos organismos del país realizan investigaciones y llevan a cabo programas relacionados con el consumo de tabaco. Además, existen organizaciones de la sociedad civil que participan en labores de abogacía antitabaco. Aunque se han logrado avances importantes, todavía hay muchas tareas pendientes en el control de tabaco.

  14. Factores psicosociales relacionados con el consumo de alcohol y tabaco en adolescentes españoles

    Cándido J. Inglés; Beatriz Delgado; Rebeca Bautista; María S. Torregrosa; José P Espada; José M. García-Fernández; Hidalgo, María D.; Luis J. García-López

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio ex post facto fue analizar la relación entre variables de personalidad, ansiedad social, conducta prosocial, conducta antisocial y consumo de tabaco y alcohol en la adolescencia. La muestra se compuso de 352 estudiantes de 2º a 4º de Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria. Los coeficientes de correlación de Pearson mostraron que el consumo de tabaco correlacionó positiva y significativamente con las puntuaciones en conducta antisocial, extraversión y neuroticismo, mientr...

  15. Estado de situación sobre aspectos fiscales y accesibilidad del tabaco en la Argentina

    Germán Rodríguez Iglesias; Belén Ríos; Cinthia Shammah; Verónica Schoj

    2016-01-01

    Introducción: Las medidas fiscales tendientes al aumento de precios de los productos del tabaco son una deuda pendiente delEstado argentino para reducir su consumo y proteger la salud pública. Objetivo: Realizar una revisión del “estado del arte” en materia de aspectos económicos de la epidemia del tabaco en la Argentinay su impacto en la salud pública.Material y métodos: Se realizó una revisión narrativa presentando la evidencia acerca del impacto del incremento de preciossobre el consum...

  16. MEDIDAS PARA EL CONTROL DEL TABACO EN MÉXICO Y EN EL MUNDO

    Nazira Calleja

    2012-01-01

    Dadas las graves consecuencias de salud, ambientales, sociales, políticas y económicas que el tabaquismo origina en el mundo, numerosos organismos internacionales, gobiernos nacionales y organismos no gubernamentales han emprendido acciones enérgicas dirigidas a reducir el consumo de tabaco. En mayo de 2003, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) adoptó, por unanimidad, el Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco, cuyo objetivo es señalar las medidas que los países deben instrumentar con ...

  17. Susceptibilidad al consumo de tabaco y comportamiento tabáquico en las adolescentes

    Nazira Calleja

    2012-01-01

    En años recientes, la prevalencia de mujeres fumadoras ha aumentado significativamente. El propósito de la presente investigación fue evaluar la relación existente entre la susceptibilidad al consumo de tabaco y el comportamiento tabáquico en chicas adolescentes, a fin de contar con herramientas de prevención del consumo de tabaco en las mujeres. Se efectuaron tres estudios en años sucesivos en escuelas secundarias públicas y privadas, en los que participaron 1.460 mujeres adolescentes. Se e...

  18. Consumo de tabaco y alcohol según la jornada laboral en España

    Vanesa García-Díaz; Ana Fernández-Feito; Lucía Arias; Alberto Lana

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo: Explorar la asociación entre el consumo de tabaco y alcohol y el tipo de jornada laboral en población española. Métodos: Estudio transversal sobre una muestra de residentes en España, adultos y laboralmente activos (N = 8155). La fuente de datos fue la Encuesta Nacional de Salud 2011-2012. Se recogió información sobre el tipo de jornada laboral (mañana, tarde, noche, partida, reducida y a turnos) y el consumo regular de tabaco y alcohol. También se incluyeron variables sociodemog...

  19. Consumo de tabaco, alcohol y cannabis en adolescentes Castellano-Manchegos

    Martínez Lorca, Manuela; Alonso Sanz, C.; Montañés Rodríguez, Juan

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo es conocer la prevalencia del consumo de drogas (tabaco, alcohol y cannabis) en adolescentes de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha. Para ello, se confeccionó un cuestionario ad hoc a través del cual se midieron los consumos de tabaco, alcohol y cannabis, así como diferentes variables de personalidad, escolares, familiares, cognitivas, de ocupación del tiempo libre, etc. La muestra está compuesta por 243 alumnos de 1º E.S.O. pertenecientes a cuatro c...

  20. Informe de nuevas variedades IT-2004: NUEVA VARIEDAD DE TABACO NEGRO CUBANO (Nicotiana tabacum L.

    E. Espino

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La nueva variedad de tabaco negro cubana 'IT-2004' posee un potencial de rendimiento de 2370 kg.ha-1 (700 qq/cab., con 20-22 hojas aprovechables por planta, es altamente resistente al moho azul, la pata prieta y necrosis ambiental y resistente a la sequía. Su calidad organoléptica responde al patrón del tabaco negro cubano, aunque con una fortaleza media, de ligera a medianamente fuerte, lo que permite su utilización como productora de materia prima para la industria cigarrera nacional.

  1. Actor bonds after relationship dissolution

    Skaates, Maria Anne

    2000-01-01

    Most of the presented papers at the 1st NoRD Workshop can be classified as belonging to the business marketing approach to relationship dissolution. Two papers were conceptual, and the remaining six were empirical studies. The first conceptual study by Skaates (2000) focuses on the nature of the ...... actor bonds that remain after a business relationship has ended. The study suggests that an interdisciplinary approach would provide a richer understanding of the phenomenon; this could be achieved by using e.g. Bourdieu's sociological concepts in dissolution research....

  2. Mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en México

    Pablo Kuri-Morales

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Estudiar la asociación entre defunciones registradas en la delegación Coyoacán y consumo de tabaco y alcohol. Material y métodos. Estudio de mortalidad proporcional y determinación de fracción atribuible en una cohorte de sujetos de la ciudad de México, D.F., México. Se reunió información de todas las defunciones de 1998 captadas a través del Sistema Estadístico y Epidemiológico de las Defunciones (SEED en la delegación Coyoacán, clasificándolas por diagnóstico en enfermedades del sistema circulatorio (ESC, sistema respiratorio (EPOC, neoplasias (NEO. Se encuestó a familiares de los fallecidos sobre consumo de tabaco y alcohol. Resultados. Fumar los últimos 10 años de vida fue significativo para ESC en hombres de 70 años y más (RM: 2.06, IC 95%=1.18-3.58; y continuar fumando el último año de vida fue significativo para NEO y para EPOC en mujeres de 70 años y más (NEO= RM: 7.24, IC 95%=1.71-30.53; ESR= RM: 4.82, IC 95%=1.41-16.50. En el modelo de regresión para ESC, las personas con tabaquismo intenso tuvieron una posibilidad 0.83 veces mayor de fallecer por ESC, y el RA de esta variable para las ESC en la población general fue 45%. (RM=1.83; IC 95% = 1.1-2.8 pObjective. To study the mortality attributable to tobacco and alcohol consumption. Material and Methods. Deaths occurring in 1998, abstracted from the mortality statistics registry in the Coyoacan District of Mexico City, were classified by cause as: Cardiovascular Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, and Neoplasias. Relatives of the deceased were interviewed to answer a questionnaire on tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking. Results. Smoking during the last ten years of life was significantly associated with cardiovascular disease in men aged 70 years or older (OR 2.06, 95% CI 1.18-3.58. Persistent smoking in the last year of life was significantly associated with deaths from neoplasias and respiratory diseases in women aged 70 years or older (OR: 7.24, 95

  3. tradicional: Conflictos y actores laborales

    Héctor Lucena

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo forma parte de una línea de investigación más general que se ocupa de analizar las transformaciones en las Relaciones de Trabajo. El presente documento centra su atención en los cambios que experimenta la Organización del Trabajo y como ellos repercuten en la conflictividad laboral. Se parte de reconocer que la relación capital-trabajo es de naturaleza conflictiva, pero que los mecanismos de convivencia entre las partes y todo el marco regulatorio, permiten y facilitan el desenvolvimiento y la convivencia productiva. Sin embargo, los cambios en la Organización del Trabajo que reducen la fuerza de trabajo y lesionan conquistas históricas de los trabajadores, estimulan el desarrollo de conflictos colectivos, los que materializan en tanto existan constituidos los actores laborales. En el proceso de investigación seguido en esta línea, se revisa la literatura pertinente, se analizan casos de la realidad laboral venezolana reciente vía hemeroteca y entrevistas, privilegiándose la huelga de Sidor en el 2004. Se concluye, destacando que los cambios que paulatinamente se emprenden desde la empresa para modificar la Organización del Trabajo, erosionan la capacidad de respuesta de los actores laborales representativos de los trabajadores.

  4. Pro Python

    Alchin, Marty

    2010-01-01

    You've learned the basics of Python, but how do you take your skills to the next stage? Even if you know enough to be productive, there are a number of features that can take you to the next level in Python. Pro Python explores concepts and features normally left to experimentation, allowing you to be even more productive and creative. In addition to pure code concerns, Pro Python will develop your programming techniques and approaches, which will help make you a better Python programmer. Not only will this book help your code, it will also help you understand and interact with the many establ

  5. Pro Puppet

    Turnbull, James

    2011-01-01

    Pro Puppet is an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. The book is a comprehensive follow-up to the previous title Pulling Strings with Puppet. Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You'll learn how to create Puppet recipes, extend Puppet, and use Facter to gather configuration data from your servers. Puppet is a must-have tool for system administrators, and Pro Puppet will teach you how to maximize its capabilities and customize it for your environment. * Install and configure

  6. Del tabaco al uso de otras drogas: ¿el uso temprano de tabaco aumenta la probabilidad de usar otras drogas?

    Medina-Mora Ma. Elena

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Analizar la probabilidad de abuso de sustancias en relación con la edad de inicio del consumo de tabaco. Material y métodos. Los datos provienen de la Encuesta Nacional de Adicciones (1998 realizada en población urbana. Resultados. La edad de mayor riesgo para experimentar con sustancias es entre los 15 y los 19 años. Solamente en 5.6% de los usuarios de drogas y 13% de los que han consumido alcohol, el uso del tabaco no ocurrió primero. La probabilidad de beber en forma consuetudinaria y de presentar dependencia es mayor cuando la edad de inicio es temprana y disminuye en la medida en que se retrasa la edad de inicio. La experimentación con drogas, el continuar usándolas y el poliuso son más frecuentes entre quienes se iniciaron antes de los 15 años. Conclusiones. El inicio temprano en el consumo de tabaco incrementa la probabilidad de uso y abuso de sustancias.

  7. Fully Abstract Game Semantics for Actors

    Wang, Yong

    2014-01-01

    Along the way paved by the recent concurrent game semantics for process algebra CCS and $\\pi$-calculus, based on the basic characteristics of the actor computational model and the very reductive semantics for actors, we establish a fully abstract concurrent game semantics for actors by borrowing the algebraic structure from CCS. This semantics can both be seen as an innocent presheaf semantics, and a concurrent game semantics.

  8. Violencia escolar y consumo de alcohol y tabaco en estudiantes de Educación Secundaria

    Miriam Moñino García

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available La adolescencia es un proceso de transición entre la infancia y la vida adulta (Antona, Madrid y Alaez, 2003, que implica cambios físicos, cognitivos y sociales (Johnson, Roberts y Worrell, 1999. En esta etapa es frecuente el desarrollo de conductas de riesgo, entre ellas el consumo de alcohol y tabaco. En España, el alcohol es la primera sustancia psicoactiva más consumida entre los adolescentes de 14 a 18 años, seguida del tabaco (DGPNSD, 2009. Los adolescentes que usan y/o abusan de las bebidas alcohólicas y/o tabaco son más propensos a padecer problemas de agresividad y violencia, además de relacionarse con problemas de salud (Bellis et al., 2005; Gil-Lacruz y Gil-Lacruz, 2006; Room, Babor y Rehm, 2005. Diversos estudios han relacionado la presencia de manifestaciones de violencia escolar que perturban la convivencia y que tienen importantes consecuencias negativas para la salud y el comportamiento de los menores (Bond, Carlin, Thomas, Rubin y Patton, 2001; Cangas, Gázquez, Pérez-Fuentes, Moldes y Rubio, 2007; Piñero-Ruiz, López-Espín, Cerezo y Torres-Cantero, 2012 con una mayor frecuencia en el consumo de alcohol y tabaco. Se realizó un estudio en 2.552 estudiantes de 12 a 16 años de E.S.O. de la Región de Murcia. Los resultados mostraron una mayor frecuencia de consumo de alcohol y tabaco en aquellos estudiantes que presentaban conductas agresivas en el contexto escolar.

  9. Actors of the hydrogen sector in France

    This document proposes brief presentations (web site address, activities) of actors operating in the hydrogen sector in France. These actors are public actors who can be incentive or financing actors (ADEME, ANR) or research institutions (CNRS, CEA, university and engineering schools, IFP, INERIS, INRETS), private actors like industrial groups (Air Liquide, AREVA, GDF Suez, Total, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault, Saint-Gobain, SNECMA, ST Microelectronics, 3M, Veolia Environnement) or small companies (Alca Torda Applications, Axane, CETH2, Helion, MaHytec, N-GHY, PaxiTech, Sertronic, ULLIT). It also presents the HyPAC platform created by the AFH2 and ADEME), the AFH2 (the French Association for Hydrogen), and regional initiatives

  10. Memorias, subjetividades y actores sociales

    Olga Marlene Sánchez Moncada

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una síntesis temática a modo de balance sobre la producción desarrollada en cinco años de la Maestría en Estudios Sociales de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. De hecho, los estudiantes de la línea ''Memoria, identidades y actores sociales'' han adelantado sus respectivas investigaciones en torno a estas temáticas con sus correspondientes especificidades. En cuanto a las memorias, han trabajado indagaciones sobre ciencias sociales escolares y la configuración de memoria nacional, en las cuales se han acompañado procesos de construcción de memoria con organizaciones sociales, además de analizar procesos de construcción de memorias sobre el conflicto armado colombiano. Asimismo, se ha abordado una variedad de temas en el enfoque dado a los individuos con potencial de cambio y transformación social. Finalmente, en relación con las subjetividades se han explorado temas como: performatividad, identidades atribuidas, identidades autoatribuidas y la constitución de sujeto.

  11. Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption among Adolescents Consumo de tabaco y alcohol en la adolescencia Consumo de tabaco e de álcool na adolescência

    Maria Margarida da Silva Reis dos Santos Ferreira

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzes the consumption of alcohol and tobacco among high-school adolescents in the district of Porto, Portugal. The results reveal the following: the majority of respondents do not smoke; smoking starts earlier in the case of girls; smoking increases with age; peer pressure is an important factor influencing smoking; about half of adolescents consume alcohol; boys drink more than girls; the number of those who consume alcohol increases with age; distilled drinks are the choice for both genders; 44.1% of the respondents became intoxicated at least once and the majority has no intention to quit drinking.El estudio Consumo de tabaco y de alcohol en la adolescencia tuvo como objetivos principales analizar los hábitos de consumo de tabaco y los hábitos de consumo de alcohol de los adolescentes de la enseñanza secundaria, del distrito del Porto, en Portugal. Los resultados evidencian, en relación al consumo de tabaco, que la mayoría de los encuestados no fuma, el hábito se inicia más temprano en las muchachas y aumenta con la edad, los amigos ejercen influencia para el inicio del consumo y, en relación al consumo de alcohol, hay evidencia de que cerca de la mitad de los adolescentes consume bebidas alcohólicas, los muchachos tienen más el hábito de beber, el número de consumidores aumenta con la edad, las bebidas destiladas son las preferidas de ambos géneros, 44,1% de los encuestados ya se embriagaron por lo menos una vez y la mayoría no pretende dejar de beber.O estudo Consumo de tabaco e de álcool na adolescência teve como objectivos principais analisar hábitos de consumo de tabaco e os hábitos de consumo de álcool dos adolescentes do ensino secundário, do distrito do Porto, Portugal. Os resultados evidenciam, em relação ao consumo de tabaco, que a maioria dos inquiridos não fuma, o hábito inicia-se mais cedo nas raparigas e aumenta com a idade, os amigos exercem influência para o início do consumo e, em rela

  12. Pro Hadoop

    Venner, J

    2009-01-01

    You've heard the hype about Hadoop: it runs petabyte--scale data mining tasks insanely fast, it runs gigantic tasks on clouds for absurdly cheap, it's been heavily committed to by tech giants like IBM, Yahoo!, and the Apache Project, and it's completely open source (thus free). But what exactly is it, and more importantly, how do you even get a Hadoop cluster up and running? From Apress, the name you've come to trust for hands--on technical knowledge, Pro Hadoop brings you up to speed on Hadoop. You learn the ins and outs of MapReduce; how to structure a cluster, design, and implement the Hado

  13. Del tabaco al uso de otras drogas: ¿el uso temprano de tabaco aumenta la probabilidad de usar otras drogas?

    Ma. Elena Medina-Mora

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Analizar la probabilidad de abuso de sustancias en relación con la edad de inicio del consumo de tabaco. Material y métodos. Los datos provienen de la Encuesta Nacional de Adicciones (1998 realizada en población urbana. Resultados. La edad de mayor riesgo para experimentar con sustancias es entre los 15 y los 19 años. Solamente en 5.6% de los usuarios de drogas y 13% de los que han consumido alcohol, el uso del tabaco no ocurrió primero. La probabilidad de beber en forma consuetudinaria y de presentar dependencia es mayor cuando la edad de inicio es temprana y disminuye en la medida en que se retrasa la edad de inicio. La experimentación con drogas, el continuar usándolas y el poliuso son más frecuentes entre quienes se iniciaron antes de los 15 años. Conclusiones. El inicio temprano en el consumo de tabaco incrementa la probabilidad de uso y abuso de sustancias.Objective. To assess the likelihood of substance abuse predicted by age of first exposure to tobacco. Material and Methods. Data from the 1998 National Household Survey on Addictions in urban areas were analyzed. Results. The age period of greater likelihood of drug experimentation is between 15 and 19 years; only 5.6% of drug users and 13% of alcohol beverage drinkers reported having experimented with drugs before trying tobacco. The probability of heavy drinking and dependence was higher at early ages of first exposure to tobacco and decreased with increasing age. Experimentation with drugs, continued use, and multiple drug use, are more frequent among smokers who started before 15 years of age. Conclusions. Early tobacco use increases the likelihood of substance abuse.

  14. Consumo precoz de tabaco y alcohol como factores modificadores del riesgo de uso de marihuana Early tobacco and alcohol consumption as modifying risk factors on marijuana use

    Verónica Iglesias; Gabriel Cavada; Claudio Silva; Dante Cáceres

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Evaluar la relación entre consumo precoz de tabaco y alcohol y el riesgo de consumir marihuana en escolares. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con datos del IV Estudio Nacional de Consumo de Drogas en Población Escolar, año 2001. Se analizó 54,001 escolares de ocho a 20 años de edad. Como variables predictoras se consideró el autoreporte de consumo de tabaco y alcohol, la edad de inicio de consumo de tabaco y/o alcohol, y la intensidad de uso del tabaco. Como variable resultado se utiliz...

  15. Efectos de la exposición a humo de tabaco sobre el asma bronquial en la infancia Effects of cigarette smoke exposure on child asthma

    PEDRO AGUILAR M

    2008-01-01

    El consumo de tabaco en la población infantil representa un problema de salud pública significativo en diversas partes del mundo. En Sudamérica, Chile ocupa el primer lugar en consumo de tabaco infantil, pese a las campañas sanitarias implementadas para evitarlo. Los efectos dañinos del humo de tabaco, activo y pasivo, afectan al ser humano a lo largo de toda la vida, desde el período intrauterino. El objetivo del presente trabajo es revisar algunos tópicos referentes al efecto del tabaco sob...

  16. Desarrollo de capacidades para el control del tabaco en América Latina Development of capacities for tobacco control in Latin America

    Mirta A Molinari

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco, primer tratado de salud pública del mundo aprobado en forma unánime por los 192 Estados miembros de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, constituye un hito en la promoción de la salud pública que incorpora una nueva dimensión jurídica en la cooperación internacional entre los países. La multidisciplinariedad de su temática y de los actores involucrados hacen necesaria la capacitación en áreas tales como gerencia, liderazgo, legislación, recursos humanos y financieros. Esto conduce a reforzar el desarrollo de la capacidad técnica y financiera existente en el ámbito nacional para que sus actividades sean exitosas y sostenibles en el tiempo, tanto desde el punto de vista de la voluntad política como de los recursos financieros.The Framework Convention for Tobacco Control is the first global public health treaty. It was approved unanimously by the 192 Member States of the World Health Organisation. It is a landmark of public health promotion and it includes a new legal dimension for international cooperation between countries. The multidisciplinarity of the topics and the actors involved require building the capacity in areas such as: management, leadership, human and financial resources. This involves the reinforcement of the existing technical and financial capacity at national level, so the activities at that level can be successful and sustainable, gathering the political will and the financial resources needed for that.

  17. Predictores de adicción al tabaco en adultos jóvenes

    Vara, E. (E.); Montejo, R. (R.); Martinez-Soroa, I. (I.); Orenga, E. (E.); Medina, E.; Martinez-Gonzalez, M.A.

    1997-01-01

    Se entrevistó a 150 fumadores activos para identificar los predictores de la adicción al tabaco. Para determinar dicha adicción se utilizó el test de Fagerstrom. Se examinó la posible asociación entre la adicción al tabaco y diversas variables referidas al estilo de vida. Partiendo de un estudio de casos y controles, se consideró un tiempo de inducción 2" 2 meses. Se ajustó un modelo de regresión logística después de estimar las odds ratios crudas. La adicción al ta...

  18. Consumo de alcohol y tabaco en estudiantes de enfermería

    Juan Yovani Telumbre-Terrero

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Los estudiantes de enfermería están inmersos en un contexto cultural tanto protector como de riesgo en cuanto  al consumo de drogas, durante su proceso académico y/ o laboral, dado que enfrentan diversas situaciones físicas, emocionales y sociales que pueden aumentar la probabilidad de consumo con el fin de mitigar tales situaciones. El objetivo de la presente investigación fue determinar el tipo de consumo de alcohol y tabaco en estudiantes de enfermería. Método. La población estuvo formada por 172 estudiantes de un programa de Licenciatura en Enfermería de dos universidades privadas del área Metropolitana de Monterrey Nuevo León, México. El diseño del estudio es no experimental de tipo transversal descriptivo. Se utilizó una cédula de datos personales y de consumo de alcohol y tabaco y el Cuestionario de Identificación de Desórdenes por Uso de Alcohol (AUDIT. Resultados. Se identificó que predomina un tipo de consumo sensato de alcohol, seguido del dependiente y de uno dañino. En relación con el consumo de tabaco, prevalecieron los no fumadores, seguido de los fumadores experimentales, los exfumadores, los usuarios y los dependientes. Conclusión. Estos resultados permiten comprender mejor la magnitud del problema del consumo de alcohol y tabaco entre los estudiantes universitarios, específicamente entre los estudiantes de enfermería quienes serán futuros profesionales de la salud y que actuarán como educadores y promotores para la adopción de estilos de vida saludables en la población general

  19. EFECTO DE LA ACUPUNTURA EN EL MANEJO INTEGRAL DE LA ADICCION AL TABACO

    GOVANTES LORA, MARIA CRISTINA

    2010-01-01

    EL TABAQUISMO CONSTITUYE LA CAUSA NUMERO UNO DE ENFERMEDAD Y MUERTE PREMATURA, E INCREMENTA EL RIESGO A PRESENTAR CANCER PULMONAR EN UN 90 POR CIENTO. LAS METAS QUE PERSIGUE EL TRATAMIENTO DE LAS PERSONAS ADICTAS AL TABACO SE CENTRA EN TRES ASPECTOS: DESINTOXICACION, TRATAMIENTO DE LA ABSTINENCIA Y LA PREVENCION DE LA REINCIDENCIA DEL HABITO. EN EL PRESENTE ENSAYO CLINICO CONTROLADO, SE ESTUDIO EL EFECTO DE LA ACUPUNTURA ASOCIADO A UNA TERAPIA COGNITIVA CONDUCTUAL EN PACIENTES QUE ACUDIERON A...

  20. Qualidade de sementes de tabaco durante o processo de pelotização e armazenamento

    Carla Massimo Caldeira

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: O processo de pelotização pode afetar a qualidade das sementes por ocasião da semeadura, por isso, para avaliar o efeito desse processo na qualidade das sementes, foram utilizadas sementes de duas cultivares de tabaco 'CSC 467' e 'CSC 07', coletadas em diferentes etapas do processo de beneficiamento e pelotização: 1 sementes nuas não beneficiadas; 2 sementes nuas beneficiadas; 3 sementes pelotizadas; 4 sementes pelotizadas e coloridas. Para avaliação da qualidade das sementes nessas diferentes etapas, foram realizados os seguintes testes: germinação, primeira contagem de germinação, índice de velocidade de germinação, teste de emergência e índice de velocidade de emergência. Posteriormente, as sementes foram armazenadas por seis e doze meses e sua qualidade avaliada pelos mesmos testes e determinações. O processo de pelotização avaliado não influencia na germinação final de sementes de tabaco, mas atrasa o processo germinativo. As sementes de tabaco das cultivares 'CSC 467' e 'CSC 07' mantêm sua qualidade durante os 12 meses de armazenamento em câmara fria, com temperatura de 10°C e umidade relativa de 50%.

  1. Factores psicosociales relacionados con el consumo de alcohol y tabaco en adolescentes españoles

    Cándido J. Inglés

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio ex post facto fue analizar la relación entre variables de personalidad, ansiedad social, conducta prosocial, conducta antisocial y consumo de tabaco y alcohol en la adolescencia. La muestra se compuso de 352 estudiantes de 2º a 4º de Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria. Los coeficientes de correlación de Pearson mostraron que el consumo de tabaco correlacionó positiva y significativamente con las puntuaciones en conducta antisocial, extraversión y neuroticismo, mientras que el consumo de alcohol correlacionó positiva y significativamente con las puntuaciones de psicoticismo, extraversión y conducta antisocial. El análisis de regresión logística reveló que los predictores del consumo de tabaco fueron las puntuaciones en conducta antisocial (OR = 1,03; IC 95% = 1,01¿1,05, extraversión (OR = 1,11; IC 95% = 1,02¿ 1,21 y neuroticismo (OR = 1,07; IC 95% = 1,01¿1,13, mientras que los predictores del consumo de alcohol fueron las puntuaciones en conducta antisocial (OR = 1,04; IC 95% = 1,02¿1,07 y extraversión (OR = 1,12; IC 95% = 1,03¿1,24.

  2. Journalism : new media, new actors - new ethics?

    Fidalgo, Joaquim

    2009-01-01

    The traditional field of journalism has been facing major challenges in recent years, either because new actors have entered that field (professional journalists actually lost the monopoly of searching, gathering, editing and diffusing news in the public sphere), or because the old actors are increasingly asked to play new roles. The social demand for more public participation in the process of handling news and information, added to the fabulous possibilities of communication brought by the ...

  3. Estado de situación sobre aspectos fiscales y accesibilidad del tabaco en la Argentina

    Germán Rodríguez Iglesias

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las medidas fiscales tendientes al aumento de precios de los productos del tabaco son una deuda pendiente delEstado argentino para reducir su consumo y proteger la salud pública. Objetivo: Realizar una revisión del “estado del arte” en materia de aspectos económicos de la epidemia del tabaco en la Argentinay su impacto en la salud pública.Material y métodos: Se realizó una revisión narrativa presentando la evidencia acerca del impacto del incremento de preciossobre el consumo de productos del tabaco. Resultados: En la Argentina, el precio de los cigarrillos es uno de los más baratos del mundo y con una asequibilidad creciente,que se duplicó en la última década, perjudicando más a grupos de menores ingresos (aumentó un 74% la cantidad de paquetesque se podían comprar con un sueldo promedio y un 102% con un sueldo del tercil más bajo y facilitando la iniciación de niñosy niñas. Frente a esto, es necesaria una política fiscal de aumento de precios vía impuestos, ya que un incremento del 10%en los precios reales reduciría el consumo de cigarrillos en un 3%. A su vez, los aumentos de precios vía impuestos generanaumentos en la recaudación. Los fondos adicionales recaudados podrían destinarse a cubrir parte de los costos sanitarios delas enfermedades que genera el tabaco (en la actualidad duplican la recaudación, así como a generar fondos para sostenercampañas de cesación que complementen la política de impuestos y otras medidas de salud y de desarrollo sustentable. Conclusión: La Argentina debería incorporar políticas impositivas para reducir el consumo de los productos del tabaco quecomplementen las regulaciones actualmente vigentes, tendientes a reducir el consumo y su intensidad.

  4. Pro farmer, pro industry land acquisition act

    Varma, Vijaya Krushna Varma

    2015-01-01

    Varma suggests a new land acquisition act which is pro farmer, pro industry and pro development, and which leads to faster economic growth. My suggestions for new land acquisition act consist of 6 segments 1. Land acquisition 2. Categorisation of Land allotment 3. Time table for completion of projects 4. Compensation 5. Rehabilitation 6. Land management

  5. Bad Actors Criticality Assessment for Pipeline system

    Nasir, Meseret; Chong, Kit wee; Osman, Sabtuni; Siaw Khur, Wee

    2015-04-01

    Failure of a pipeline system could bring huge economic loss. In order to mitigate such catastrophic loss, it is required to evaluate and rank the impact of each bad actor of the pipeline system. In this study, bad actors are known as the root causes or any potential factor leading to the system downtime. Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is used to analyze the probability of occurrence for each bad actor. Bimbaum's Importance and criticality measure (BICM) is also employed to rank the impact of each bad actor on the pipeline system failure. The results demonstrate that internal corrosion; external corrosion and construction damage are critical and highly contribute to the pipeline system failure with 48.0%, 12.4% and 6.0% respectively. Thus, a minor improvement in internal corrosion; external corrosion and construction damage would bring significant changes in the pipeline system performance and reliability. These results could also be useful to develop efficient maintenance strategy by identifying the critical bad actors.

  6. Effective Location Management of Mobile Actors in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks

    Nauman Aslam

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Recent years have witnessed an increasing availability of heterogeneous sensor networks that consist of a large number of resource constrained nodes (sensors and a small number of powerful resource rich nodes (actors. Such heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Actor Network (WSANs offer improvement of sensor networks' capacity/coverage, energy conservation and network lifetime. This paper investigates the case where sensors are organized into clusters and mobile actors are used for maintaining an energy efficient topology by periodically manipulating their geographical position. We present an elegant technique that allows actor nodes to find an optimal geographical location with respect to their associated cluster heads such that the overall energy consumed is minimized. The proposed technique includes a weighted cost function based on the residual energy levels of cluster heads that allows the mobile actor to optimally fine-tune its geographical location. We present simulation results that demonstrate a significant increase of network lifetime over the traditional cluster based WSN deployments.

  7. Tendencias de mortalidad por cánceres atribuibles al tabaco en México

    Tovar-Guzmán Víctor José

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir la tendencia de la mortalidad por cáncer atribuible al consumo de tabaco, particularmente neoplasias del pulmón, en México, durante el periodo 1980-1997. Material y métodos. Se hizo un análisis de tendencias de mortalidad para cada tipo de cáncer asociado con el tabaco, según la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades. Las tasas cruda y ajustada de mortalidad fueron estimadas en términos de edad, género, causa básica de la muerte y año, entre 1980 y 1997. Se estimó la razón de género y proporción relativa para los casos que estaban en el grupo de edad entre 35 y 64 años y para toda la población estudiada. Como denominador se utilizaron las proyecciones por edad calculadas por el Consejo Nacional de Población (1970-2010. Resultados. La razón de género para las tasas de mortalidad por cáncer de laringe, esófago, cavidad oral y faringe fue de 2.10:1.00 (hombre: mujer. La razón de género para el cáncer de laringe es enorme: 4.21: 1.00, probablemente debida a la mayor prevalencia de hombres fumadores de tabaco. La proporción relativa estimada, usando la mortalidad total debida a tumores malignos, entre 1980 y 1997 fue la siguiente: cáncer de pulmón 12.31%, laringe 1.71%, esófago 1.55% y cavidad oral/faringe 1.49%. El antecedente de tabaquismo tiene correlación con la tendencia de la tasa de mortalidad por cáncer del pulmón (Beta: 0.910, IC 95%: 1.097-1.797; R² 0.827. Para los grupos sociales mas pobres, por entidad federativa, la correlación está invertida (Beta: -0.510, IC 95%: -0.170, -0.039, R²: 0.260. Conclusiones. En México, la mejoría en el diagnóstico, la transición demográfica y el incremento del consumo de tabaco son, probablemente, los principales factores a los que se atribuye la tasa de mortalidad por cáncer. No obstante, otras variables asociadas con el estilo de vida, como urbanización, actividad física, ingesta de carotenoides y otros componentes dietéticos y t

  8. Razões que condicionam os adultos jovens a iniciar e a manter o consumo do tabaco

    Santos, Diana Maria Barros

    2012-01-01

    Os efeitos secundários provenientes do uso do tabaco constituem um dos maiores problemas actuais de saúde pública, chegando a matar perto de 6 milhões de pessoas todos os anos. Para diminuir esta realidade, considerou-se pertinente realizar um estudo sobre as razões que condicionam os adultos jovens a iniciar e a manter o consumo do tabaco.Trata-se de um estudo quantitativo, descritivo transversal, apoiado por um questionário, que foi disponibilizado na internet, no período de 18 de Junho a 3...

  9. Consumo de alcohol y tabaco según jornada laboral en la población española.

    García Díaz, Vanessa

    2014-01-01

    Como se sabe, el tabaco y el alcohol son dos drogas muy consumidas en la población general que tienen importantes repercusiones sobre la salud. El consumo de estas sustancias tiene una importante relación con el ámbito laboral ya que varios estudios muestran la existencia de diferencias de consumo según factores relacionados con el trabajo (jornada laboral, horas extras, categoría ocupacional…). Por estas razones el objetivo de mi estudio fue, explorar la asociación entre el consumo de tabaco...

  10. Factores cognitivos asociados con el inicio del consumo de tabaco en adolescentes Cognitive factors associated with smoking initiation in adolescents

    Mònica Cortés; Anna Schiaffino; Mercè Martí; Esteve Fernández

    2005-01-01

    Objetivo: Estudiar la asociación de los factores cognitivos del modelo de cambio conductual Attitude Self-Efficacy (ASE) a las diferentes fases de inicio del consumo de tabaco en adolescentes. Método: Se realizó un estudio transversal (durante el año 2000) en el que se encuestó al alumnado de 2.o de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (13-14 años de edad) de los institutos de educación secundaria públicos de Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona) sobre las actitudes y el consumo de tabaco. Se realizó...

  11. Análisis psicométrico del inventario situacional para consumidores de tabaco

    Jennifer Lira Mandujano; Fabiola González Betanzos; Victoria Medina Nolasco; Sara Eugenia Cruz Morales; Cynthia Zaira Vega Valero

    2009-01-01

    El conocimiento de las situaciones relacionadas con dejar de fumar y la abstinencia prolongada permite que se puedan llevar a cabo tratamientos específicos que eviten las recaídas y mantengan la efectividad del tratamiento a largo plazo. A pesar de su importancia, no existe una escala que permita identificar las situaciones asociadas al consumo. En esta investigación se presenta las propiedades psicométricas del Inventario Situacional para Consumidores de Tabaco (ISCT) que se construye a part...

  12. Características del consumo de tabaco : un estudio transversal

    Gil Roales-Nieto, Jesús; López Ríos, Francisca; Moreno San Pedro, Emilio

    2001-01-01

    El presente estudio analiza la evolución del hábito de fumar y de las variables rela- cionadas con el deseo de abandonar el consumo de tabaco en dos muestras de fumadores tomadas con 5 años de diferencia y evaluadas con la misma encuesta. Participaron como sujetos un total de 187 fumadores (edad promedio 34 años, rango 14-84) en la muestra evaluada en 1993 y un total de 196 fumadores (edad promedio 32 años, rango 17-75) en la muestra evaluada en 1998. Los resultados obtenidos m...

  13. Consumo de alcohol, tabaco y otras drogas en futuros profesionales de la salud

    Fernando L. Vázquez; Vanessa Blanco; María López

    2006-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la dependencia y el consumo del alcohol, el tabaco y otras sustancias en futuros profesionales del ámbito de la salud. Participaron en el estudio 116 estudiantes universitarios de entre 18 y 34 años (65.9% mujeres), seleccionados mediante un muestreo aleatorio estratificado por sexo y curso de una población de 5.458 estudiantes de medicina, enfermería, farmacia y psicología. Se recogió información sociodemográfica y de consumo, y se administró a los ...

  14. El comportamiento de la demanda de tabaco en México: 1992-1998

    Sesma-Vázquez Sergio

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento de la demanda de tabaco en México para cuatro momentos en el tiempo: 1992, 1994, 1996 y 1998, y adicionalmente estimar una función de demanda de cigarrillos. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal con análisis longitudinal, tomando como fuentes de información la Encuesta Nacional de Ingreso y Gasto de los Hogares (ENIGH y la lista de precios de los cigarrillos de la Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor (Profeco. El gasto, el ingreso y los precios se deflactaron a precios de 1994. Se estratificó a la población en quintiles de ingreso real, y solamente se tomaron en cuenta las áreas rurales y urbanas. Se construyeron indicadores para el consumo diario de cigarrillos y cajetillas y se calcularon los precios por cajetilla. Se calculó la prevalencia ajustada. Mediante análisis de regresión logísticos y lineales se estableció la inferencia estadística. Se estimó una función de demanda de cigarrillos mediante una regresión lineal multivariada, para encontrar los determinantes socioeconómicos del consumo de cigarrillos. Resultados. La prevalencia ajustada de los hogares que reportaron algún gasto en tabaco disminuyó de 22.4 a 9.9% entre 1992 y 1998. Los hogares asignaron poco más de 4% de su ingreso a la adquisición de tabaco. Se observó un gradiente entre nivel de ingreso y gasto en cigarrillos. El quintil I (el más pobre destinó una mayor proporción de su ingreso que los quintiles superiores. El promedio de cigarrillos consumidos diariamente pasó de 7.5 a 9.8 entre 1992 y 1998. Se estimó que más de 90% de los "hogares fumadores" consumió hasta una cajetilla diaria. La demanda estimada de cigarrillos sin filtro aumentó entre 1992 a 1998, pasando de 0.4 a 4.8%, registrándose así el mayor incremento en 1996. Finalmente, se encontró que, tanto los precios como el ingreso, fueron los determinantes más importantes del gasto en tabaco. Conclusiones. Una política de

  15. Percepción de las consecuencias del consumo de tabaco en fumadores adictos al juego

    Planes Pedra, Montserrat; Fàbregas Casas, Laura; Gras Pérez, María Eugenia; Soms Casal, Mercè

    2003-01-01

    En una muestra de 34 adictos al juego en tratamiento, se examinan las características de consumo de tabaco de los sujetos fumadores y la influencia de las consecuencias percibidas de la conducta de fumar en función de las etapas de cambio (Prochaska, DiClemente y Norcross, 1992). Los resultados muestran que, aunque los porcentajes de fumadores doblan a los existentes en la población general, las personas fumadoras adictas al juego están representadas en las diferentes etapas de...

  16. Consumo de tabaco y alcohol según la jornada laboral en España

    Vanesa García-Díaz

    2015-09-01

    Conclusiones: El turno de trabajo nocturno se asoció con el consumo regular de tabaco. Los servicios de salud laboral deberían extremar la vigilancia de este grupo de población trabajadora, incluyéndolo sistemáticamente en programas para controlar el tabaquismo y las enfermedades relacionadas. En el futuro, estudiar las razones para este fenómeno podría aportar claves para lograr el éxito preventivo y terapéutico.

  17. Deporte extraescolar, actividad f??sica, alimentaci??n, alcohol y tabaco en adolescentes de Granada

    Bol??var Arroyo, Victor; Jim??nez Robles, M. Amelia; Bueno Cavanillas, Aurora

    2012-01-01

    Introducci??n: La adolescencia es un periodo con patrones de conducta err??ticos. Es en este periodo donde se adquieren h??bitos que influyen en la salud adulta. El objetivo del estudio es determinar los niveles de actividad f??sica, alimentaci??n y consumo de alcohol y tabaco e identificar diferencias ligadas al sexo o a la pr??ctica deportiva. Material y m??todos: Estudio transversal descriptivo a 226 escolares de un colegio privado-concertado del centro de Granada selecciona...

  18. Habilidades para la vida, consumo de tabaco y alcohol en adolescentes

    Alfaro Martínez, Lilia Bertha; Sánchez Oviedo, Martha Elba; Andrade Palos, Patricia; Pérez de la Barrera, Citlalli; Montes de Oca, Alicia

    2010-01-01

    Para la Organización Mundial de la Salud desarrollar y fortalecer habilidades para la vida en adolescentes es una medida de prevención efectiva para evitar y disminuir el consumo de drogas durante esta etapa. De esta manera, el objetivo de este trabajo fue identificar las diferencias que existen en las habilidades para la vida que reportan adolescentes mexicanos no consumidores y consumidores de alcohol y tabaco. Se diseñó y validó un instrumento (escala tipo likert) para evaluar las habilida...

  19. Bases neurofisiológicas da dependência do tabaco Neurophysiological basis of tobacco dependence

    Planeta, Cleopatra S.; Cruz, Fábio C.

    2005-01-01

    A maioria dos estudos pré-clínicos e clínicos aponta a nicotina como o principal agente responsável pelo desenvolvimento da dependência ao tabaco. Muitos trabalhos têm demonstrado que as bases neurais da dependência à nicotina são semelhantes àquelas das outras drogas de abuso. A nicotina induz preferência condicionada por lugar e auto-administração e, portanto, atua como reforçador positivo, esse efeito parece ser mediado pelo sistema dopaminérgico mesolímbico. A nicotina também induz à sens...

  20. Prevalencia de consumo de tabaco entre las medicas y enfermeras de la comunidad de Madrid

    Fernández Ruiz Mª Luisa; Sánchez Bayle Marciano

    1999-01-01

    FUNDAMENTOS: El tabaquismo es responsable de una elevada mortalidad y morbilidad en nuestro pais. El tabaquismo de los profesionales de la salud tiene influencia sobre los hábitos de la población. En España, el tabaquismo esta incrementándose entre las mujeres. El objetivo de nuestro estudio es estudiar la prevalencia de consumo de tabaco entre las médicas y enfermeras de la Comunidad de Madrid, así como sus actitudes y conocimientos respecto al tabaquismo. MÉTODOS: Se ha realizado un estudio...

  1. El control del tabaco, estrategia esencial para reducir las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles

    Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu

    2012-01-01

    Cerca de dos terceras partes del total de muertes a nivelglobal son causadas por las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles. Se han recomendando cinco intervenciones prioritarias para disminuir esta tendencia: 1. Control del tabaco (la más urgente e inmediata), 2. Reducción del consumo de sal, 3. Mejoría en la dieta y actividad física, 4. Reducción del consumo peligroso de alcohol y 5. Acceso a los medicamentos esenciales y la tecnología. En relación con los padecimientos derivados del consum...

  2. Enfermedad pulmonar difusa asociada al consumo de tabaco Smoking related interstitial lung disease. Case report

    JORGE YÁNEZ V; SERGIO GONZÁLEZ B; FERNANDO SALDÍAS P

    2008-01-01

    la enfermedad pulmonar difusa asociada al consumo de tabaco no ha sido claramente definida, la bronquiolitis respiratoria (RB) es un hallazgo morfológico frecuente en fumadores asintomáticos, se caracteriza por la acumulación de macrófagos pigmentados en los bronquiolos respiratorios. Sólo una pequeña proporción de los sujetos fumadores presenta una respuesta inflamatoria exagerada que compromete el intersticio y espacio alveolar, lo cual corresponde a la bronquiolitis respiratoria asociada a...

  3. Off-Policy Actor-Critic

    Degris, Thomas; Sutton, Richard S

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents the first actor-critic algorithm for off-policy reinforcement learning. Our algorithm is online and incremental, and its per-time-step complexity scales linearly with the number of learned weights. Previous work on actor-critic algorithms is limited to the on-policy setting and does not take advantage of the recent advances in off-policy gradient temporal-difference learning. Off-policy techniques, such as Greedy-GQ, enable a target policy to be learned while following and obtaining data from another (behavior) policy. For many problems, however, actor-critic methods are more practical than action value methods (like Greedy-GQ) because they explicitly represent the policy; consequently, the policy can be stochastic and utilize a large action space. In this paper, we illustrate how to practically combine the generality and learning potential of off-policy learning with the flexibility in action selection given by actor-critic methods. We derive an incremental, linear time and space complexi...

  4. The rising influence of urban actors

    Nijman, J.E.

    2009-01-01

    It is time to recognize cities as global actors. City networks are reaching across the globe and local city governments are collaborating on crucial environmental issues. Coordinating policy at a local level, they are increasingly taking the lead in tackling global problems such as climate change.

  5. The Corporation as a Political Actor

    Rasche, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    . On the other hand, European scholars have recently promoted an understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) emphasizing that firms often assume a political role because they increasingly provide public goods and become involved in multi-actor governance processes. This article contrasts...... perspectives share a number of commonalities and complement each other....

  6. Sobre o natural e o actor

    Tavares, Margarida

    2010-01-01

    Neste artigo, procura-se reflectir sobre o conceito de natural quando aplicado ao trabalho do actor. Parte-se de quatro relevantes textos da dramaturgia ocidental, a saber: Hamlet, de Shakespeare; Crítica da ‘Escola das mulheres’ e O improviso de Versalhes, de Molière; e O teatro cómico, de Goldoni.

  7. Expectativas de resultados frente ao uso de álcool, maconha e tabaco Outcome expectancy considering the use of alcohol, cannabis and tobacco

    Rosemeri Siqueira Pedroso

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo teve como objetivo realizar uma revisão teórica acerca do construto expectativas de resultados frente ao uso de álcool, maconha e tabaco. As expectativas de resultados são determinadas a partir do que as pessoas acreditam acerca dos efeitos de determinada droga, sendo uma variável importante no tratamento de dependentes químicos. Foram realizadas buscas de artigos publicados nas bases de dados MEDLINE, PsycINFO, ProQuest, Ovid, LILACS e Cork, usando os descritores belief, expectancy, expectation, drugs, psychoactive e effect. Os resultados demonstraram que as expectativas de resultados frente ao uso dessas substâncias podem surgir de fontes como: exposição a estímulos condicionados, dependência física, crenças pessoais e culturais e fatores situacionais e ambientais. Conclui-se que ainda há necessidade de novas pesquisas quanto às expectativas relacionadas às diferentes substâncias psicoativas e faixas etárias para uma melhor compreensão deste construto.This article aims to perform a theoretical review about the outcome expectancy construct considering the use of alcohol, cannabis and tobacco. Outcome expectancy is determined by people's belief about the effects of a drug. It is an important variable for the treatment of chemically dependent patients. Searches in the electronic databases MEDLINE, PsycINFO, ProQuest, Ovid, LILACS and Cork were carried out, using the following descriptors: belief, expectancy, expectation, drugs, psychoactive, and effect. Results showed that outcome expectancy considering the use of those substances can be generated from: exposure to conditioning stimuli, physical dependence, personal and cultural beliefs, and situational and environmental factors. In conclusion, there is the need of new researches on expectancies related to psychoactive substances and age groups in order to have a better understanding of this construct.

  8. The moral problem of worse actors

    Scott Wisor

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Individuals and institutions sometimes have morally stringent reasons to not do a given action. For example, an oil company might have morally stringent reasons to refrain from providing revenue to a genocidal regime, or an engineer might have morally stringent reasons to refrain from providing her expertise in the development of weapons of mass destruction. But in some cases, if the agent does not do the action, another actor will do it with much worse consequences. For example, the oil company might know their assets will be bought by a company with worse environmental and labor practices. Or the engineer might know her position will be filled by a more ambitious and amoral engineer. I call this the moral problem of worse actors (MPWA. MPWA gives reason, at least some of the time, to consider otherwise morally impermissible actions permissible or even obligatory. On my account, doing the action in the circumstances of MPWA remains morally objectionable even if permissible or obligatory, and this brings additional moral responsibilities and obligations to the actor. Similarly, not doing the action in the circumstances of MPWA may also bring additional (but different moral responsibilities and obligations. Acknowledging MPWA creates considerable challenges, as many bad actors may appeal to it to justify morally objectionable action. In this paper, I develop a set of strategies for individuals and institutions to handle MPWA. This includes appeals to integrity and the proper attribution of expressive responsibility, regulatory responsibility, and compensatory responsibility. I also address a set of related concerns, including worries about incentivizing would-be bad actors, concerns about epistemic uncertainty, and the problem of mala in se exceptions.

  9. Autoreporte de exposición a publicidad y promoción de tabaco en una cohorte de fumadores mexicanos: Antes y durante la publicación de la Ley General para el Control del tabaco en 2008

    Hernández, Rosaura Pérez; Thrasher, James F.; Bolaños, Rosibel Rodríguez; Gutiérrez, Inti Barrientos; Hernández, Norma A Ibañez

    2015-01-01

    Resumen Objetivo Determinar en población fumadora el nivel de exposición a la mercadotecnia por parte de la Industria Tabacalera (IT), a través de diferentes métodos de promocionar sus productos de tabaco, antes y durante la publicación de la Ley General para el Control del Tabaco (LGCT) en 2008. Material y métodos Estudio de cohorte en fumadores adultos (n=941 pre-LGCT y n=1051 post-LGCT) de cuatro ciudades mexicanas. Se realizaron análisis multivariados mediante modelos de ecuaciones de estimación generalizada (GEE). Resultados Se incremento el autoreporte de recepción de muestras gratis de cigarros (3.7% a 8.1%), ropa o artículos con marcas o logos (3.6% a 6.4%), haber visto información sobre eventos especiales (1.9% a 4.7%), y bares, antros y discos para mayores de edad (21.4% a 28%). Se observaron decrementos de publicidad en exteriores (54.7% a 47.2%). Conclusión Es necesaria una política integral con prohibiciones totales de la publicidad y promoción de los productos de tabaco que integre mayor vigilancia y sanciones para lograr la disminución y prevención del consumo de tabaco. PMID:22689158

  10. Consumo de tabaco en la población derechohabiente del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

    FERNÁNDEZ-GÁRATE IRMA HORTENCIA

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Conocer la prevalencia del tabaquismo en la población derechohabiente usuaria del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Material y métodos. En un estudio transversal se entrevistó a la población usuaria de las 36 delegaciones, mediante un cuestionario estructurado y autoaplicable sobre el consumo de tabaco, edad de inicio, cantidad de cigarros y suspensión del consumo. Resultados. Se estudiaron 45 117 sujetos, en proporción similar por género. La prevalencia de fumadores fue del 40% en hombres, del 17.6% en mujeres y mayor en los estados del norte que en el resto del país. Existe un efecto de edad en el consumo de tabaco y más de la mitad de los fumadores iniciaron el hábito en la adolescencia. Conclusiones. La prevalencia de tabaquismo que se encontró es elevada, aunque el promedio de cigarros consumidos no es alto. No obstante, el índice de abandono es bajo. Se requieren medidas de intervención en salud pública para disminuir esta adicción.

  11. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: opportunities and issues El Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco: oportunidades y problemas

    Kenneth E Warner

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC, a World Health Organization sponsored global tobacco control treaty, constitutes the first major international tool with the potential to significantly reduce the global pandemic of tobacco-produced disease and death. After providing background on the prevalence of cigarette smoking and smoking attributable mortality, both at present and projected for the future, the paper then describes the FCTC and discusses its development, the barriers it has confronted, and the opportunities it offers for improving global health. Successful implementation of the provisions in the treaty could avoid literally tens of millions of premature tobacco-produced deaths over the next few decades.El Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco (CMCT, un tratado para el control global del tabaco patrocinado por la Organización Mundial de la Salud, constituye la primera herramienta internacional importante con el potencial de reducir significativamente la pandemia mundial de enfermedades y decesos producidos por el tabaco. Este ensayo proporciona antecedentes sobre la prevalencia de consumo de cigarrillos y sobre mortalidad atribuible a dicho consumo, tanto al presente como con proyección a futuro. Después describe el CMCT, su desarrollo, las barreras que ha confrontado y las oportunidades que ofrece para mejorar la salud global. La implementación exitosa de las disposiciones del tratado podría evitar, literalmente, decenas de millones de muertes prematuras producidas por el tabaco en las próximas décadas.

  12. The moral problem of worse actors

    Wisor, Scott

    2014-01-01

    Individuals and institutions sometimes have morally stringent reasons to not do a given action. For example, an oil company might have morally stringent reasons to refrain from providing revenue to a genocidal regime, or an engineer might have morally stringent reasons to refrain from providing her expertise in the development of weapons of mass destruction. But in some cases, if the agent does not do the action, another actor will do it with much worse consequences. For example, the oil comp...

  13. Test Case Generation of Actor Systems

    Albert Albiol, Elvira; Arenas Sánchez, Purificación; Gómez Zamalloa, Miguel

    2015-01-01

    Testing is a vital part of the software development process. It is even more so in the context of concurrent languages, since due to undesired task interleavings and to unexpected behaviours of the underlying task scheduler, errors can go easily undetected. Test case generation (TCG) is the process of automatically generating test inputs for interesting coverage criteria, which are then applied to the system under test. This paper presents a TCG framework for actor systems, which consists of...

  14. Towards feature selection in actor-critic algorithms

    Rohanimanesh, Khashayar; Roy, Nicholas; Tedrake, Russell Louis

    2009-01-01

    Choosing features for the critic in actor-critic algorithms with function approximation is known to be a challenge. Too few critic features can lead to degeneracy of the actor gradient, and too many features may lead to slower convergence of the learner. In this paper, we show that a wellstudied class of actor policies satisfy the known requirements for convergence when the actor features are selected carefully. We demonstrate that two popular representations for va...

  15. El uso mágico del Tabaco en un contexto urbano (Lima

    Fabiola Chávez

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available El  tabaco, originario de AmCrica, llamado yicie'rl entre 10s  antiguos mexicanos y say r i  en el Per& en  lengua quechua y aymara, ha estado y  e s t j  presente  en-  tre 10s charnanes, curanderos y adivinos d e  las diversas culturas  amerindias, empleado en sus ritos de iniciaci6n  y ritos mhnticos terapCuticos. En  el terre- n o  d e  10s mitos, el tabaco cumple un  rol  importante, como lo atestigua, por e j emplo,  el Popol Vuh, libro sagrado d e  10s Maya s  Quichks q u e  narra  una prueba que tuvieron  que superar 10s heroes gemelos en  las regiones del sub- mundo (Xi b a l b i ,  consistente en tener  el  cigarro prendido toda la noche sin acabarlo ni  apagarlo. Hoy en dia 10s Mayas Tzotzil  del Chi apa s  emplean el hum0 d e  tabaco como elemento apotropaico para  defenderse d e  10s espiritus de 10s muertos. El tabaco fue considerado, por  10s primeros europeos, diabolic0 e ingres6 al mundo occidental  a travks de las clases sociales bajas para, posteriormente, alcanzar tal  difusi6n que lleg6 a crearse  lugares donde s e  ensefiaba  a fumar. Hoy  el  tabaco pertenece a ambos mundos, el d e  sus origenes, donde e r a  considerado sagrado y via de comunicaci6n  con  10s seres sobrenaturales q u e  se alimentaban  con el humo de sus hojas, y el mundo f o r h e o ,  donde su rol  e s  profano. Hoy  el tabaco e s  sagrado y profano  a la vez.El  presente  trabajo de investigacibn nos muestra una modalidad  inCdita de empleo del tabaco en su forma m i s  comun de cigarrillo (y sus otras versiones como el puro o cigarrillos de fabricaci6n rustics, especialmente entre muje- res f ianadoras .   Sin embargo, para estas operadoras, el  cigarrillo e s  un  medio muy  especial d e  adivinacion  en  el  campo de la magia  amorosa y del  m s t r e o :  el diagnostic0 adivinatorio de las enfermedades y hechizos, la adivinacion  de lo perdido y de lo venidero y

  16. Pro Tools HD

    Camou, Edouard

    2013-01-01

    An easy-to-follow guide for using Pro Tools HD 11 effectively.This book is ideal for anyone who already uses ProTools and wants to learn more, or is new to Pro Tools HD and wants to use it effectively in their own audio workstations.

  17. SOFT WAR IN CYBERSPACE How Syrian non-state actors use hacking to influence the conflict s battle of narratives

    Wilhelmsen, Vivi Cathrine Ringnes

    2014-01-01

    Abstract In Syria we see cyber-armies , consisting of both pro- and anti regime combatant non-state actors, waging organized (dis-) information campaigns in cyberspace. Pushing an agenda of subversion, it is a different and more conflictual form of cyber-interaction then analyzed before. Moving from online media as an outlet and opinion-sharing platform, unauthorized alterations and manipulation resembles traditional disinformation and propaganda campaigns. One of the first of its kind, this...

  18. Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis  of EU Policies for First Generation Biofuels

    Martinov, Sonja

    2015-01-01

    In this paper multi-actor multi-criteria decision aid methodology are developed to examine the impacts of EU policies related to first generation biofuels on identified key stakeholders. The thesis focuses on the integration of relevant qualitative and quantitative criteria defined by key stakeholders into one comprehensive evaluation process, to serve as a decision support tool for decision makers. Weight allocation of the defined criteria will be assessed by using the Analytic Hierarchy Pro...

  19. Factores cognitivos asociados con el inicio del consumo de tabaco en adolescentes Cognitive factors associated with smoking initiation in adolescents

    Mònica Cortés

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estudiar la asociación de los factores cognitivos del modelo de cambio conductual Attitude Self-Efficacy (ASE a las diferentes fases de inicio del consumo de tabaco en adolescentes. Método: Se realizó un estudio transversal (durante el año 2000 en el que se encuestó al alumnado de 2.o de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (13-14 años de edad de los institutos de educación secundaria públicos de Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona sobre las actitudes y el consumo de tabaco. Se realizó un análisis de regresión logística para identificar las variables asociadas con cada estado del consumo de tabaco (odds ratio [OR] de experimentadores frente a no fumadores y de fumadores frente a experimentadores. Resultados: La prevalencia del consumo diario de tabaco fue del 22,9% (intervalo de confianza [IC] del 95%, 16,5-29,3 en los chicos y del 36,2% (IC del 95%, 29,7-42,6 en las chicas. Los determinantes de la experimentación (frente a no fumar fueron las actitudes hacia el tabaco -desacuerdo con los espacios sin humo (OR = 3,46; IC del 95%, 1,65-7,24 y acuerdo con la promoción del tabaco (OR = 3,42; IC del 95%, 1,42-8,28- y la norma subjetiva (amigos percibidos como fumadores: OR = 2,50; IC del 95%, 1,17-5,35. Los factores asociados con el consumo regular de tabaco (frente a experimentar fueron de autoeficacia y actitudinales. Conclusiones: Parece indicado trabajar los determinantes de norma subjetiva y las actitudes hacia el tabaco en programas dirigidos a edades más tempranas, ya que están más asociados con el paso de no fumador a experimentador, e insistir más tarde en las habilidades para el rechazo de tabaco ofrecido por amigos que cobró importancia en la fase de experimentador a fumador.Objective: To study the association between cognitive factors of the behavioral change model «Attitude Self Efficacy» (ASE at different phases of smoking initiation among adolescents. Methods: We carried out a cross-sectional survey among

  20. Tabaco y diabetes como factores de riesgo de enfermedades no transmisibles

    Maria de la Caridad Casanova Moreno

    2014-10-01

    vida potencialmente perdidos (AVPP según principales causas de muerte y sexo por 1 000 habitantes de 1-74 años, para este mismo año, de 1.4. Por tanto esta enfermedad continúa dentro de las diez primeras causas de muerte con 2 246 defunciones, lo que representó una tasa de 20.1 por 100 000 habitantes. (2 Tabaco y cáncer o tabaco y bronconeumopatía crónica obstructiva son asociaciones conocidas. La relación entre el tabaquismo y la diabetes, en cambio, no lo es tanto. El fumar es una de las adicciones más dañinas. La nicotina es una droga que se encuentra en el tabaco y es altamente adictiva y perjudicial para la salud. (3 Según la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS, el tabaquismo es una de las principales causas de enfermedad no transmisible (ENT y la principal causa de muerte prevenible a nivel mundial. De no abordarse de manera urgente, para el año 2030 podría llegar a matar a ocho millones de personas anualmente, 80% de estas muertes ocurrirán en países de mediano/bajo ingreso. (4 Las ENT se explican básicamente por cuatro factores de riesgo: consumo de tabaco, dieta malsana, insuficiente actividad física y consumo riesgoso de alcohol. En el caso de la diabetes, el consumo de tabaco se ha venido reportando desde hace algún tiempo como un factor de riesgo independiente. El consumo de tabaco es una práctica ampliamente difundida. Según el atlas del tabaco, el 20% de la población mundial fuma, existiendo una diferencia marcada entre las distintas regiones, siendo los países del pacífico occidental los que presentan las mayores prevalencias, con un 48% y África con la menor tasa, sólo un 3%. La región de las Américas presenta en su conjunto un 11%. (5 En los últimos años se han escrito diversos artículos científicos basados en estudios longitudinales prospectivos con grandes tamaños poblacionales, que señalan que el consumo de tabaco incrementa el riesgo de tener diabetes mellitus en hombres y mujeres. El primer estudio en reportar

  1. Tobacco use among Romanian youth Consumo de tabaco en jóvenes rumanos

    Lucia M. Lotrean

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper reviews data published between 1990 and 2006 regarding smoking prevalence as well as individual and contextual influences on the smoking behavior among Romanian young adults. Highlights include a consideration of multiple levels of influence, from intra-individual factors, such as demographic and cognitive factors, to social influences, such as families and peers, to the more macro, societal/cultural levels of influence, including advertising and tobacco-related policies The source of data is represented by articles and short information published in journals or in electronic format, legislation, statistics and are illustrated with pictures. Based on these data, recommendations for future smoking prevention and reduction actions for Romanian youth are taken.Se revisan datos publicados entre 1990 y 2006 sobre prevalencia de tabaquismo, así como influencias individuales y contextuales respecto al hábito de fumar entre adultos jóvenes rumanos. Los hallazgos incluyen una consideración de múltiples niveles de influencia, desde factores intraindividuales (por ejemplo, demográficos y cognitivos, influencias sociales (como familia y pares, hasta niveles de influencia macro sociales/culturales (publicidad y políticas relacionadas con el tabaco, entre otros. La fuente de datos incluye artículos y notas breves publicadas en revistas científicas o en formato electrónico, leyes, estadísticas, y se ilustran con imágenes. Con base en estos datos, se establecen recomendaciones para acciones futuras de prevención y reducción del consumo de tabaco en jóvenes rumanos.

  2. Tendencias de mortalidad por cánceres atribuibles al tabaco en México

    Víctor José Tovar-Guzmán

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir la tendencia de la mortalidad por cáncer atribuible al consumo de tabaco, particularmente neoplasias del pulmón, en México, durante el periodo 1980-1997. Material y métodos. Se hizo un análisis de tendencias de mortalidad para cada tipo de cáncer asociado con el tabaco, según la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades. Las tasas cruda y ajustada de mortalidad fueron estimadas en términos de edad, género, causa básica de la muerte y año, entre 1980 y 1997. Se estimó la razón de género y proporción relativa para los casos que estaban en el grupo de edad entre 35 y 64 años y para toda la población estudiada. Como denominador se utilizaron las proyecciones por edad calculadas por el Consejo Nacional de Población (1970-2010. Resultados. La razón de género para las tasas de mortalidad por cáncer de laringe, esófago, cavidad oral y faringe fue de 2.10:1.00 (hombre: mujer. La razón de género para el cáncer de laringe es enorme: 4.21: 1.00, probablemente debida a la mayor prevalencia de hombres fumadores de tabaco. La proporción relativa estimada, usando la mortalidad total debida a tumores malignos, entre 1980 y 1997 fue la siguiente: cáncer de pulmón 12.31%, laringe 1.71%, esófago 1.55% y cavidad oral/faringe 1.49%. El antecedente de tabaquismo tiene correlación con la tendencia de la tasa de mortalidad por cáncer del pulmón (Beta: 0.910, IC 95%: 1.097-1.797; R² 0.827. Para los grupos sociales mas pobres, por entidad federativa, la correlación está invertida (Beta: -0.510, IC 95%: -0.170, -0.039, R²: 0.260. Conclusiones. En México, la mejoría en el diagnóstico, la transición demográfica y el incremento del consumo de tabaco son, probablemente, los principales factores a los que se atribuye la tasa de mortalidad por cáncer. No obstante, otras variables asociadas con el estilo de vida, como urbanización, actividad física, ingesta de carotenoides y otros componentes dietéticos y t

  3. Policy analysis of multi-actor systems

    Enserink, Bert; Kwakkel, Jan; Thissen, Wil; Koppenjan, Joop; Bots, Pieter

    2010-01-01

    Policy analysts love solving complex problems. Their favorite problems are not just technically complex but also characterized by the presence of many different social actors that hold conflicting interests, objectives, and perceptions and act strategically to get the best out of a problem situation. This book offers guidance for policy analysts who want to assess if and how their analysis could be of help, based on the premise that problem formulation is the cornerstone in addressing complex problems. This book positions policy analysis within the theories on processes of policy making, and f

  4. Actores sociales y ambitos de construccion de politicas ambientales Social actors and scenarios in the generation of environmental politics

    Eduardo Gudynas

    2001-01-01

    Se analiza el concepto de "actores claves" en la generación de políticas ambientales. Independientemente de la definición de actor social que se maneje, el asumir la existencia de actores claves ofrece limitaciones conceptuales y prácticas, ya que éstos son coyunturales a cada situación específica. Todos pueden ser actores claves en generar políticas ambientales cumpliendo papeles diferenciales. Como alternativa se utiliza el término de "actores destacados" y se revisan aspectos sobresaliente...

  5. Diásporas y transiciones en la Teoría del Actor-Red Diasporas and transitions in Actor-Network Theory

    Blanca Callén

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Este texto es una presentación del monográfico Diásporas y transiciones en la teoría del actor-red. Sus páginas presentan las principales características de esta teoría, una manera de entender sus orígenes y una descripción de su presente estableciendo un paralelismo con la etnometodología. El texto finaliza con una valoración del estado de la teoría del actor-red en España y un comentario sobre un congreso que llevó el título de Presente y futuro de la teoría del actor-red y que constituye el embrión del presente monográfico. En el texto se defiende una tesis muy simple: la teoría del actor-red nace con cierta relevancia para el pensamiento social en el momento en que se difracta en una miríada de usos y aplicaciones diferentes. El principal corolario de este hecho también es muy sencillo: la gran diferencia entre la teoría del actor-red y otras propuestas del pensamiento social es su permanente estado de diáspora y transición.
    This paper is an introduction to the monograph titled Diasporas and Transitions in the Actor-Network Theory. Drawing a parallel with ethnomethodology, its pages present the main features of this theory, a way to figure out its origins and a description of its present. The text ends with a brief look at the state of art of actor-network theory in Spain and an appraisal of a meeting titled Present and Future of Actor-Network Theory, which is the origin of our monograph. In this paper we put forward a very simple idea: Actor-Network Theory was born with certain relevance in Social Sciences when it diffracted in a myriad of different uses and applications. The main corollary of such an idea is also straightforward: the very difference between Actor-Network Theory and other perspectives in Social Sciences resides in the permanent diaspora and transition of the former.

  6. El consumo de tabaco en la Región Americana: elementos para un programa de acción

    Raydel Valdés-Salgado; Mauricio Hernández Avila; Jaime Sepúlveda Amor

    2002-01-01

    El consumo de tabaco es uno de los retos más importantes de la Región de las Américas. Lo anterior no sólo por el gran número de muertes que se atribuyen a su consumo, muchas de las cuales son prematuras, sino por el elevado costo económico y social que la atención médica de las enfermedades causadas por el tabaco y las discapacidades que ellas generan, le imponen a los sistemas de salud y a la sociedad en general. En el panorama epidemiológico de la Región se distinguen los países del Cono S...

  7. El consumo de tabaco en los hogares mexicanos, 1994-2005 Household tobacco consumption in Mexico, 1994-2005

    Belén Sáenz de Miera-Juárez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar la evolución del consumo de tabaco en los hogares mexicanos entre 1994 y 2005. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se estimaron indicadores relevantes (proporciones y medias a partir de la Encuesta Nacional de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares (1994 a 2005. Se presentan intervalos de confianza de los parámetros estimados. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia del consumo de tabaco en hogares se redujo de 11.2% (IC 95%: 10.4-12.1 en 1994 a 7.8% (IC 95%: 7.3-8.3 en 2005. El consumo promedio de tabaco se mantuvo estable entre 1994 y 2004. La prevalencia e intensidad del consumo de tabaco entre los hogares de menor ingreso -4.2% (IC 95%: 3.4-5.1 y 4.9 cajetillas por mes (IC 95%: 4.1-5.7 respectivamente- resultaron menores que en los de mayor ingreso -11.2% (IC 95%: 10.0-12.4 y 7.6 cajetillas por mes (IC 95%: 6.8-8.4- respectivamente. Por el contrario, el gasto en tabaco como porcentaje del gasto total entre los hogares de menor ingreso -5.5% (IC 95%: 4.2-6.9- resultó mayor que entre los de mayor ingreso -2.5% (IC 95%: 2.1-2.8-. La participación promedio del gasto en cigarros en el gasto total de los hogares fumadores de menor ingreso no presentó diferencias significativas con respecto a la participación del gasto en educación y esparcimiento -8.1% (IC 95%: 5.7-10.5-, vestido y calzado -4.5% (IC 95%: 3.4-5.6- o cuidados de la salud -4.5% (IC 95%: 2.6-6.3-. CONCLUSIONES: A pesar de que la prevalencia del consumo de tabaco en hogares es menor a la de hace una década, el gasto en tabaco ocupa una parte importante del gasto total de los hogares fumadores, en particular, de los que tienen menores ingresos. Dada la escasez de recursos en estos últimos, el gasto en tabaco compite con la obtención de satisfactores básicos como alimentos y educación, por lo que representa una carga para ellos.OBJECTIVE: To analyze household tobacco consumption and expenditure in Mexico from 1994 to 2005. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The National Surveys on Household Income

  8. Pro-sociality without empathy

    Vasconcelos, Marco; Hollis, Karen; Nowbahari, Elise; Kacelnik, Alex

    2012-01-01

    Empathy, the capacity to recognize and share feelings experienced by another individual, is an important trait in humans, but is not the same as pro-sociality, the tendency to behave so as to benefit another individual. Given the importance of understanding empathy's evolutionary emergence, it is unsurprising that many studies attempt to find evidence for it in other species. To address the question of what should constitute evidence for empathy, we offer a critical comparison of two recent studies of rescuing behaviour that report similar phenomena but are interpreted very differently by their authors. In one of the studies, rescue behaviour in rats was interpreted as providing evidence for empathy, whereas in the other, rescue behaviour in ants was interpreted without reference to sharing of emotions. Evidence for empathy requires showing that actor individuals possess a representation of the receiver's emotional state and are driven by the psychological goal of improving its wellbeing. Proving psychological goal-directedness by current standards involves goal-devaluation and causal sensitivity protocols, which, in our view, have not been implemented in available publications. Empathy has profound significance not only for cognitive and behavioural sciences but also for philosophy and ethics and, in our view, remains unproven outside humans. PMID:22859561

  9. Tendencias en el consumo de tabaco, alcohol y cannabis de los escolares de Barcelona (1987-1999

    Ariza C.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir las tendencias en el consumo de tabaco, alcohol y cannabis entre los adolescentes escolarizados entre 1987 y 1999 de la ciudad de Barcelona. Métodos: Encuestas transversales realizadas a muestras representativas de escolares de segundo curso de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO entre 1987 y 1999. Los cuestionarios eran anónimos y autocontestados. Se dispone de datos de 5.013 escolares de la ciudad de Barcelona que participan en alguna de las 5 encuestas. Resultados: Tras disminuir de forma uniforme entre 1987 y 1996, en 1999 se observa un aumento del 13,4% en el consumo regular (diario o semanal de tabaco y del 38,7% en el consumo experimental de tabaco, respecto a las prevalencias observadas en 1996. Con respecto al consumo de alcohol, se observa una disminución global del 14% de los escolares que ha bebido al menos medio vaso de alcohol entre 1987 y 1999. El consumo problemático de alcohol se iguala en ambos sexos, y la proporción que declara haberse emborrachado alguna vez es en 1999 superior en las chicas (14,0% que en los chicos (10,5%. Mientras en 1996 un 6,9% declaraba haber probado cannabis, la proporción en 1999, sin diferencias entre sexos, era del 7,3% de la población estudiada. Conclusiones: En el período estudiado se observa un aumento del consumo regular de tabaco, una disminución del consumo de alcohol y una estabilización del consumo de cannabis. Las diferencias entre ambos sexos tienden a desaparecer.

  10. Learning from the social construction of environmental indicators: From the retrospective to the pro-active use of SCOT in technology development

    Elle, Morten; Darnmann, Sven; Lentsch, Justus; Hansen, Klaus

    2010-01-01

    professional groups in a multi-actor decision-making process. Using SCOT in a pro-active way means the research becomes action research and the researcher goes beyond the role of a mere observer and becomes an actor too. This means the researcher has to consider the criteria for valid action research when......This article explores the challenges, advantages and limitations of the pro-active use of the social construction of technology (SCOT) to improve the methods applied in the development of technology for use by a broad range of actors. Our example is the development of environmental indicators for...

  11. Innovation in Multi-Actor Partnerships

    Christensen, David

    2014-01-01

    innovative sustainable technological solutions and business models through partnerships. In this paper, an action research study is presented involving the early stage development of a commercial venture addressing waste problems in Vietnam involving CARE International and Danish companies in the waste......Access2innovation is an initiative based in Denmark that develops and tests innovative new ways to build and implement strategic partnerships between civil society, business and academia. The objective is to meet perceived market opportunities and challenges in developing countries by developing...... to success lie in providing actors with a sound base for decision-making as well as active bi- and multilateral negotiations. As a novel experiment, the study shows that access2innovation can provide a platform conducive for partnership-based innovation for development....

  12. Technology strategy as macro-actor

    Tryggestad, Kjell

    2003-01-01

    third case account for how the strategic technology and the strategic collective emerge and co-produce each other as a macro-actor, only to become transformed in unexpected ways - as common technology and reflective human subjects.In the concluding section, it is argued that the humanity of the......-human entities to the explanatory repertoire of strategy research, another line of inquiry is pursued. The performative perspective thus proposed, is inspired by the classical work of Von Clausewitz and the recent anthropology of science, technology and organizational identities. In the proposed perspective, the...... outcomes.Three cases are presented, each of them with a particular bearing on how materials participate in the making of emerging strategic identities and outcomes:The first case account for strategies transforming plans into anti-plans. This is a case of how a strategic plan is betrayed (or rejected) by...

  13. Games Real Actors Could Play: The Problem of Connectedness

    Scharpf, Fritz W.

    1990-01-01

    This paper continues the examination, begun in MPIFG Discussion Paper 89/9, of the validity of game-theoretic explanations in empirical social science research. Assuming that real actors with bounded rationality would be unable to cope with the explosive complexity of n-person games, discussion focuses first on the conditions under which corporate actors and coalitions, as well as collective and even aggregate actors can be legitimately treated as unitary players. In addition, the importance ...

  14. Games Real Actors Could Play: The Challenge of Complexity

    Scharpf, F.

    1991-01-01

    This paper continues the examination of the validity of game-theoretic explanations in empirical social science and policy research. Assuming that real actors with bounded rationality would be unable to cope with the explosive complexity of n-person games, discussion focuses on the conditions under which corporate actors and coalitions, as well as collective and even aggregate actors, may be legitimately treated as unitary players. In addition, the importance of functional differentiation and...

  15. Developing virtual actors inspired by real actors’ practice

    Silva, Rogério E. da; Santos, Manuel Filipe; Iurgel, Ido

    2011-01-01

    Autonomous Digital Actors represent the next step in animating 3D characters. How to create such virtual actors remains an open question. This work presents and discusses an agent architecture derived from how real actors learn their art from acting schools. The knowledge base relies on a rule-based system where each rule encodes explicit knowledge into a classification vector which allows agents to suggest performances even for unforeseen situations, and to adjust their ...

  16. Bases neurofisiológicas da dependência do tabaco Neurophysiological basis of tobacco dependence

    Cleopatra S. Planeta

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available A maioria dos estudos pré-clínicos e clínicos aponta a nicotina como o principal agente responsável pelo desenvolvimento da dependência ao tabaco. Muitos trabalhos têm demonstrado que as bases neurais da dependência à nicotina são semelhantes àquelas das outras drogas de abuso. A nicotina induz preferência condicionada por lugar e auto-administração e, portanto, atua como reforçador positivo, esse efeito parece ser mediado pelo sistema dopaminérgico mesolímbico. A nicotina também induz à sensibilização comportamental que é provavelmente resultante de alterações da expressão gênica do núcleo acumbens induzidas pela exposição prolongada a essa substância. A suspensão do uso de nicotina resulta em síndrome de abstinência. As evidências indicam que esses sinais e sintomas sejam mediados por receptores colinérgicos nicotínicos centrais e periféricos. Outros neurotransmissores, como por exemplo a serotonina e os peptídeos opióides, também podem estar envolvidos na mediação da dependência e síndrome de abstinência à nicotina. A revisão da literatura mostra a complexidade dos efeitos da nicotina no organismo. A integração entre as abordagens comportamental, neuroquímica e molecular possibilitará a compreensão dos mecanismos neurais da dependência ao tabaco e fornecerá as bases para o desenvolvimento racional de agentes terapêuticos que possam ser utilizados para o tratamento da dependência e síndrome de abstinência ao tabaco.It is generally accepted that nicotine is the major component in tobacco smoke responsible for addiction. Several studies have demonstrated that the neural mechanisms underlying nicotine addiction have much in common with those underlying the mechanisms of addiction to other drugs. Thus, it has been shown that nicotine induces conditioning place preference and self-administration across many species. Repeated treatment with nicotine also induces behavioral sensitization in

  17. Evolución de la mortalidad atribuible al tabaco en las Islas Canarias (1975-1994

    Bello Luján Luis M

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: El objetivo de este trabajo es describir la mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en las Islas Canarias durante el periodo 1975-1994. Método: Las defunciones por edad, sexo y causa desde 1975 a 1994 se obtuvieron del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Movimiento Natural Población. A partir de las Encuestas de Salud de España y Canarias se tomaron los porcentajes de nunca fumadores, fumadores y ex-fumadores de la población canaria por edad y sexo. Los riesgos relativos de muerte se obtuvieron del Cancer Prevention Study II, llevado a cabo en Estados Unidos de América. Se calculó la proporción de muertes atribuibles al tabaco para cada año, sexo y grupo de edad a partir de la fracción atribuible poblacional. Así mismo, se calculó la tendencia de la mortalidad atribuible para dicho periodo expresada como el cambio porcentual medio anual de las tasas de la mortalidad ajustadas por edad, mediante un modelo log-lineal. Resultados: Durante el periodo 1975-1994, el número de fallecimientos atribuidos al tabaco aumentó un 64%. Por grandes causas, se observó en el periodo de estudio, un aumento de las neoplasias del 108%, una disminución de las enfermedades cardiovasculares del 32% y un incremento de las enfermedades respiratorias del 15,5%. Se observó también que el número de fallecidos aumenta con la edad, siendo el grupo de edad de 65 años y más en el que se presentan más muertes por el tabaco. Conclusiones: En las Islas Canarias, más del 20% de todas las muertes en 1994 se pueden atribuir al tabaco. Esto sugiere que las medidas introducidas para controlar el tabaquismo son insuficientes.

  18. Actores sociales y ambitos de construccion de politicas ambientales Social actors and scenarios in the generation of environmental politics

    Eduardo Gudynas

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza el concepto de "actores claves" en la generación de políticas ambientales. Independientemente de la definición de actor social que se maneje, el asumir la existencia de actores claves ofrece limitaciones conceptuales y prácticas, ya que éstos son coyunturales a cada situación específica. Todos pueden ser actores claves en generar políticas ambientales cumpliendo papeles diferenciales. Como alternativa se utiliza el término de "actores destacados" y se revisan aspectos sobresalientes de varios de ellos en América Latina. Seguidamente se postula que el análisis se debe centrar en los escenarios sociales donde esos actores se pueden manifestar. Se ofrece una distinción preliminar de escenarios que permite integrar a nuevos y viejos movimientos sociales y establecer relaciones de articulación y equivalencia.The concept of "key actors" in the field of environmental politics is analyzed. Beyond the definition of social actor, the assumption of the existence of key actors implies conceptual and practical limitations, as it depends of each specific situation. Everyone could be a key actor under differential roles in the generation of environmental politics. As an alternative, the term "noteworthy actors" is used and a brief review of them in Latin America is presented. The relevant question should address the social scenarios from where these actors can express themselves. A preliminary distinction of scenarios is presented, in which old and new social movements could be integrated and relationships of articulation and equivalence could be established.

  19. Private Actors on the Rise? The Role of Non-State Actors in Compliance with International Institutions

    Börzel, Tanja

    2000-01-01

    (Transnational) private actors have a significant role in ‘global governance’. But their influence varies significantly, both across time and issues. The major challenge for theorizing about non-state actors in world politics is not only to demonstrate that they matter but explain where, when, and how they matter. This paper takes issue with these challenges by looking at the role of private actors in compliance with international institutions. The first part of the paper clarifies the concep...

  20. Between authority and media actor. The municipality as a news actor on the Internet

    Signe Bock Segaard

    2012-01-01

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    The article illuminates how local authorities as news actors fill their websites with content. This is done through a study of how active the local authorities are as news actors on the Internet, what kinds of electronic news dissemination they do in practice, and to what degree they experience dilemmas in electronic news dissemination. The analytic point of departure is the tension between a journalistic ideal of news mediation relates to democratic values and a strategic ideal of communication related to branding. Empirically the analysis is based on data from several Danish and Norwegian municipalities which are considered as particularly active on the Internet. Finally the article discusses municipal news mediation on the Internet in the light of the municipality as a public authority as well as a market actor, a service provider, and as a democratic actor. The question is in what way municipal news dissemination on the Internet is a democratic gain. The article shows that the work with news dissemination on the Internet to some degree is characterized by professionalization, centralization, and bureaucratization. The democratic gain of municipal news dissemination is an empirical question and related to the criteria of news selection (in practice. Furthermore the article shows that some municipalities have a more strategic focus while others have a more journalistic focus but one focus does not rule out the other.

  1. International Political Actorness of the European Union: Evaluation Criteria

    GNATYUK N.N.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The European Union is a completely new international entity which is hard to evaluate using traditional criteria of political actorness. Its active international presence stimulates the modeling of international actor features beyond the scope of “state-international organization” scheme. The concept of international actorness serves as a starting point for the development of appropriate analytical model. Unlike the traditional state-centered approaches which define an international actor through its affiliation witch the international system, this concept operates at the internal level of international entity and at the international structure level. Furthermore, both of these levels are treated as ontologically neutral and mutually constitutive. This basic theoretical scheme is used for elaboration of evaluation criteria of political actorness. The proposed system of criteria is based on drawing, synthesizing and developing the main writings on “new international actors” since the times of classic work by Carol A. Cosgrove and Kenneth J. Twitchett. The key elements of actorness assessed in this article include defining of capacity to act on the global scene as well as the acceptance by other actors and by international system as a whole. At the internal level, the EU’s actor capacity is measured by assessing its core elements ranging from core aspects, such as autonomy, authority, actor capability, coherence and cohesion to identity aspects. On the external level, the decisive criteria are recognition and acceptance by others which reflect expectations and perceptions of the EU. The proposed approach of evaluating the international actorness enables us to consider the political activity of the EU on the basis of coordinated system of interaction between the variables of international and domestic levels of the analysis. Furthermore, this contributes to the development of cumulative, coherent, and comprehensive theory of international

  2. Relação entre o craving por tabaco e o craving por crack em pacientes internados para desintoxicação

    Taís Cardoso de Zeni

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar se há relação entre aumento do craving por crack e aumento do craving por tabaco em pacientes internados para desintoxicação. MÉTODO: Ensaio clínico tipo quase-experimental de análise quantitativa. Amostra composta por 32 homens dependentes de cocaína (crack e tabaco, em duas a três semanas de abstinência. Realizou-se intervenção em grupo, no qual, inicialmente, foram aplicados: CCQB (Cocaine Craving Questionnaire-Brief , QSUB (Questionnaire of Smoking Urges-Brief e BAI (Inventário Beck de Ansiedade. Em seguida, foram aplicadas imagens relacionadas ao crack e reaplicados CCQB, QSUB e BAI. Após, foi realizada entrevista individual em que se aplicaram FSD (Ficha com Dados Sociodemográficos e FTND (Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence. RESULTADOS: A partir da exposição de imagens relativas ao crack, houve aumento significativo do craving por crack, do craving por tabaco e dos sintomas de ansiedade, estando essas medidas correlacionadas positivamente entre si. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados indicam uma associação significativa entre craving por crack e craving por tabaco, sugerindo que a abstinência de tabaco pode ajudar na eficácia do tratamento para dependência de crack.

  3. Consumo precoz de tabaco y alcohol como factores modificadores del riesgo de uso de marihuana Early tobacco and alcohol consumption as modifying risk factors on marijuana use

    Verónica Iglesias

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la relación entre consumo precoz de tabaco y alcohol y el riesgo de consumir marihuana en escolares. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con datos del IV Estudio Nacional de Consumo de Drogas en Población Escolar, año 2001. Se analizó 54,001 escolares de ocho a 20 años de edad. Como variables predictoras se consideró el autoreporte de consumo de tabaco y alcohol, la edad de inicio de consumo de tabaco y/o alcohol, y la intensidad de uso del tabaco. Como variable resultado se utilizó el autoreporte de uso de marihuana y la edad de inicio de consumo de ésta. Para el análisis de los datos se utilizó regresión de Poisson y regresión de Weibull. RESULTADOS: Los escolares presentaron alta prevalencia de consumo de tabaco, alcohol y marihuana (77%, 79% y 23% respectivamente. El consumo de tabaco en presencia de consumo de alcohol fue un factor de riesgo de uso de marihuana (RP=10.4; IC 95%: 8.9;12.2. El inicio tardío de consumo de tabaco (HR=0.85; IC 95%: 0.84;0.86 y alcohol (HR=0.90; IC 95%: 0.89;0.91 resultó ser un factor protector del uso de marihuana. La probabilidad de consumo de marihuana fue mayor en quienes fumaban todos o casi todos los días en relación a quienes fumaban sólo los fines de semana (RP=3.11; IC 95%: 2.96;3.26 vs. RP=1.70; IC 95%: 1.58;1.83. CONCLUSIONES: El riesgo de consumo de marihuana se asoció significativamente con la edad de inicio de consumo de tabaco, la frecuencia de consumo de tabaco y el consumo simultáneo de alcohol. Las estrategias de prevención deberían orientarse a evitar el consumo precoz de tabaco en escolares.OBJETIVO: Avaliar a relação entre consumo precoce de tabaco e álcool e o risco de consumir maconha por escolares. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com dados do IV Estudio Nacional de Consumo de Drogas en Población Escolar, ano 2001 no Chile. Analisaram-se 54.001 escolares de oito a 20 anos de idade. As variáveis preditoras consideradas foram: consumo de tabaco e álcool, a

  4. El comportamiento de la demanda de tabaco en México: 1992-1998

    Sergio Sesma-Vázquez

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento de la demanda de tabaco en México para cuatro momentos en el tiempo: 1992, 1994, 1996 y 1998, y adicionalmente estimar una función de demanda de cigarrillos. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal con análisis longitudinal, tomando como fuentes de información la Encuesta Nacional de Ingreso y Gasto de los Hogares (ENIGH y la lista de precios de los cigarrillos de la Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor (Profeco. El gasto, el ingreso y los precios se deflactaron a precios de 1994. Se estratificó a la población en quintiles de ingreso real, y solamente se tomaron en cuenta las áreas rurales y urbanas. Se construyeron indicadores para el consumo diario de cigarrillos y cajetillas y se calcularon los precios por cajetilla. Se calculó la prevalencia ajustada. Mediante análisis de regresión logísticos y lineales se estableció la inferencia estadística. Se estimó una función de demanda de cigarrillos mediante una regresión lineal multivariada, para encontrar los determinantes socioeconómicos del consumo de cigarrillos. Resultados. La prevalencia ajustada de los hogares que reportaron algún gasto en tabaco disminuyó de 22.4 a 9.9% entre 1992 y 1998. Los hogares asignaron poco más de 4% de su ingreso a la adquisición de tabaco. Se observó un gradiente entre nivel de ingreso y gasto en cigarrillos. El quintil I (el más pobre destinó una mayor proporción de su ingreso que los quintiles superiores. El promedio de cigarrillos consumidos diariamente pasó de 7.5 a 9.8 entre 1992 y 1998. Se estimó que más de 90% de los "hogares fumadores" consumió hasta una cajetilla diaria. La demanda estimada de cigarrillos sin filtro aumentó entre 1992 a 1998, pasando de 0.4 a 4.8%, registrándose así el mayor incremento en 1996. Finalmente, se encontró que, tanto los precios como el ingreso, fueron los determinantes más importantes del gasto en tabaco. Conclusiones. Una política de

  5. ANÁLOGO ANDROESTÉRIL DE LA VARIEDAD COMERCIAL DE TABACO CUBANA 'VIRGINIA RESISTENTE'

    María del C. López

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de transferir esterilidad masculina citoplasmática (EMC a la variedad cubana 'Virginia Resistente', en el Instituto de Investigaciones del Tabaco de Cuba, se inició en 1996 un programa de retrocruzamiento en una línea portadora de fuente de androesterilidad de la especie Nicotiana bigelovii, utilizando como progenitor recurrente a la nueva variedad cubana. Después del sexto retrocruce, la línea androestéril obtenida fue comparada con la variedad fértil mediante una prueba "t" de Student de comparación de medias. No existen diferencias significativas entre el análogo androestéril obtenido y la variedad comercial, por lo que se demuestra que no existe un efecto negativo de interacción del citoplasma extraño, utilizado para incorporar la androesterilidad con el núcleo de Nicotiana tabacum. Este resultado facilita la producción de híbridos F1 en cantidades suficientes, como para garantizar la producción de semilla androestéril comercial.

  6. ASOCIACIÓN ENTRE LA SENSIBILIDAD A LA ANSIEDAD Y EL CONSUMO DE TABACO

    Eréndira Valdez Piña

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La sensibilidad a la ansiedad se ha considerado como un factor importante que favorece los trastornos provocados por esta y un posible incremento en el con- sumo de tabaco y la dependencia a la nicotina. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la relación entre la conducta de fumar y la ansiedad, específicamente enfocado en la sensibilidad a la misma. Dicha sensibilidad es considerada como el miedo a los síntomas de ansiedad debido a la creencia de que tienen conse- cuencias dañinas o peligrosas en la experiencia de la persona. Se aplicaron el Test de Fagerström de Dependencia a la Nicotina y el Índice de Sensibilidad a la Ansiedad a 209 fumadores de entre 19 a 65 años. Los resultados mostraron una correlación directa entre la dependencia a la nicotina y la puntuación total del ISA y en la subescala cognitiva y social de dicho instrumento. Estos resultados sugieren que las personas con altos niveles de sensibilidad a la ansiedad mani- fiestan igualmente altos niveles de dependencia a la nicotina.

  7. Concentración empresarial y cambio estructural: alimentos, bebidas y tabaco en México

    Raúl Vázquez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza las características de la expansión de los grandes grupos corporativos en las industrias de alimentos, bebidas y tabaco en México, y sus posibles implica ciones para la estructura y los niveles de eficiencia del sector. La construcción de un indicador de productividad laboral para 12 ramas y 38 clases de actividad para el periodo 1994-2008 y la aplicación sobre las series obtenidas de una técnica de descomposición shift-share, permiten destacar una creciente heterogeneidad estructural concomitante de avances de eficiencia limitados a un número reducido de actividades. Asimismo, los resultados indican que la contribución del desplazamiento intrasectorial de trabajadores a la evolución de la productividad varía en función de las estrategias empresariales adoptadas, pero es negativo en su conjunto en el periodo, lo que evidencia un cambio estructural regresivo en el sector.

  8. El proceso de reforma administrativa de la renta del Tabaco en Navarra durante el siglo XVIII

    Sergio Solbes Ferri

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo está centrado en la evolución de la gestión administrativa del monopolio fiscal del tabaco en Navarra durante la centuria dieciochesca. Su inicio se sitúa en el arrendamiento del estanco en 1717 por el Gobierno central a la Hacienda foral de Navarra -propietaria del mismo desde su creación en 1642- y analiza las sucesivas fases a través de las cuáles dicha administración central fue progresivamente adquiriendo el control absoluto de la renta en este territorio.The present paper is specially based in the evolution of the administration of the tobacco state monopoly in the Kingdom of Navarre during the eighteen century. We start in the lease of the income in 1717 to his old owner (the Foral Administration since 1642 and analyse the following phases through the Central Government was getting the control of the monopoly in this territory.

  9. Teaching, Learning, and Leading: Preparing Teachers as Educational Policy Actors

    Heineke, Amy J.; Ryan, Ann Marie; Tocci, Charles

    2015-01-01

    Within the current federal, state, and local contexts of educational reform, teachers must be recognized as central actors in policy work, but rarely do we explicitly consider preparing teachers to become policy actors. Understanding these implications for teacher education, we investigate teacher candidates' learning of the complexity and…

  10. Special COP 21 - Stakes and actors

    A first set of article comments and discusses the various stakes and challenges of the 21. Conference of Parties (COP 21): the negotiation process which resulted in a synthesis which is to be signed by 95 States in Paris, the elaboration of an Agenda of solutions with the commitment of enterprises and local authorities, the issue of international financing as some promises remained not kept for the support to adaptation of developing countries. A second set of articles addresses the involved actors and their technological or economic challenges: the needed evolution of energy (electricity, heat, gas, fuel) producers away from fossil energies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the strategy of the French company Engie in the field of photovoltaic, wind and more generally renewable energies, innovating trends of decentralisation of energy production (offshore wind energy, hydrogen, plasma torch, flexible photovoltaic arrays, the wind tree, the floating wind turbine, new technologies for solar arrays), the perspectives for industrial sectors concerned by energy transition (with the example of Schneider Electric), emerging technologies (oil lamp, new boilers, desalination equipment, storage of wind energy, co-generation), developments and perspectives in the transport sector (example of Renault, new technologies for hybrid propulsion, bio-refineries, reduction of fuel consumption, hybrid aircraft, and heat management in railways) and in the building sector (new standards and applications, new building materials). A last article outlines the threat that climate can be for profitability and the taking of the carbon risk into account by the insurance and financial sectors

  11. NGO - PRIVATE ACTORS AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

    Marian MIHAILA

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available International law, taken by globalization, helps emerge “private actors at an international level” by generating “a removal from territories of problems and solutions”. The question of NGO accessing international jurisdictions is situated at this intersection, which is a dangerous one for jurists. The ways of national laws intersect, in fact, with those of international law. More over, private international law, more specifically, the private judicial nature of NGOs that enter into contact with public international law, an intersection that will imprint a plural-disciplinary character that marks this study. Thus, we must follow this rocky road and try a private approach of a question disputed by public law, which is also a part of international law. The risks of maladroitness are numerous, but must be assumed according to their importance and of the rarity of clarification attempts. NGOs, legal persons from private law exercising their activities in international context contain, in fact, elements of foreign origin that result in specific problems of international law. And if “international law can not be the domain of perfect solutions” it can allow however the adoption of others which, that can seem less perfect to some, will possess the aptitude of “creating the laws of a state”. Thus, only by allying public international law to private law, the question of NGOs access to international jurisdictions can receive an answer.

  12. Termoska pro tokamak

    Řípa, Milan

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 7, prosinec (2014), s. 16-17 Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : fusion * tokamak * cryostat * ITER Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics http://3pol.cz/1604-termoska-pro-tokamak

  13. CONTRIBUIÇÕES DA DIVERSIFICAÇÃO PRODUTIVA DA COOPERATIVA AGROINDUSTRIAL DE TABACO DE JUJUY – ARGENTINA – PARA O VALE DO RIO PARDO-RS

    Cláudia Luciani Baierle

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento da região do Vale do Rio Pardo (VRP associado à cadeia produtiva do tabaco é tema sempre presente na discussão da Convenção-Quadro para o Controle do Tabaco. Tal processo gerou dependência econômica e o VRP ainda não encontrou soluções efetivas e sustentáveis para se desenvolver sem o tabaco. Com esta preocupação, o presente estudo avaliou a experiência da Cooperativa de Tabacos de Jujuy, localizada na Província de Jujuy, Argentina, que atua no mercado de tabaco desde 1947 e a partir de 1982 começou a diversificar sua atividade principal com a plantação, beneficiamento e exportação de vários tipos de feijão. Buscou-se nesta experiência identificar contribuições do cooperativismo agroindustrial para o VRP no tocante à diversificação produtiva. Concluiu-se que o cooperativismo agroindustrial é um importante instrumento para promover o desenvolvimento sustentável. No decorrer do estudo ficou evidenciado que a cooperativa traz muitos benefícios para seus cooperados em todas as áreas, com destaque às áreas econômica e social. Dessa forma, as contribuições da CTJ para o VRP seriam relativas à geração de emprego e renda, à diversificação produtiva, à transparência na gestão da cooperativa, à existência do Fundo Especial do Tabaco – FET – e, principalmente, ao processo de cooperação entre os produtores.

  14. Influencia del consumo de tabaco en las variaciones diurnas de parámetros bioquímicos, fisiológicos y de "performance"

    Adan Puig, Ana

    1994-01-01

    El mantenimiento de la conducta de consumo de tabaco puede explicarse por la rápida gratificación que produce al fumador y la gran facilidad de regular su administración. La nicotina -sustancia psicoactiva del tabaco- actúa sobre una gran variedad de tejidos, produciendo dependencia, desarrollo de tolerancia y un rebote de sobreactividad si se retira bruscamente. Los efectos fisiol6gicos y comportamentales de la nicotina en el organismo a corto y medio plazo, sin desarrollo de patología, son ...

  15. Uso de tabaco iniciado na infância: relatos de adultos em tratamento Tobacco use beginning at childhood: adults out-patients’ narratives

    Telma Verônica Silva Calsavara; Bruno José Barcellos Fontanella

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Coletar e analisar relatos de adultos dependentes de tabaco que começaram a fumar na infância e sobre os fatores que consideram relacionados ao início de uso. MÉTODO: Pesquisa qualitativa com entrevistas semidirigidas gravadas com 11 pacientes em tratamento ambulatorial especializado para dependência de tabaco e que mencionaram início de uso antes dos 12 anos de idade; fechamento amostral por saturação teórica, transcrição do áudio e análise de conteúdo das entrevistas com triangula...

  16. Relação entre o craving por tabaco e o craving por crack em pacientes internados para desintoxicação

    Taís Cardoso de Zeni; Renata Brasil Araujo

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Verificar se há relação entre aumento do craving por crack e aumento do craving por tabaco em pacientes internados para desintoxicação. MÉTODO: Ensaio clínico tipo quase-experimental de análise quantitativa. Amostra composta por 32 homens dependentes de cocaína (crack) e tabaco, em duas a três semanas de abstinência. Realizou-se intervenção em grupo, no qual, inicialmente, foram aplicados: CCQB (Cocaine Craving Questionnaire-Brief ), QSUB (Questionnaire of Smoking Urges-Brief ) e BA...

  17. Mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en los años 1987 y 1997 en castilla-la mancha, españa

    Criado-Álvarez Juan José; Morant Ginestar Consuelo; Lucas Veguillas Antonio de

    2002-01-01

    Fundamento: El consumo de tabaco constituye un importante problema de salud pública, siendo una de las principales causas de morbilidad y mortalidad evitable y prematura. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir la mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en Castilla-La Mancha en los años 1987 y 1997. Método: Las defunciones por edad, sexo y causa se obtuvieron del Registro de Mortalidad de Castilla-La Mancha. A partir de las Encuestas Nacionales de Salud de 1987 y 1997 se tomaron los porce...

  18. Susceptibilidad al consumo de tabaco y comportamiento tabáquico en las adolescentes / Smoking Susceptibility and Smoking Behavior among Girls

    Nazira Calleja

    2012-01-01

    En años recientes, la prevalencia de mujeres fumadoras ha aumentado significativamente. El propósito de la presente investigación fue evaluar la relación existente entre la susceptibilidad al consumo de tabaco y el comportamiento tabáquico en chicas adolescentes, a fin de contar con herramientas de prevención del consumo de tabaco en las mujeres. Se efectuaron tres estudios en años sucesivos en escuelas secundarias públicas y privadas, en los que participaron 1.460 mujeres adolescentes. Se el...

  19. Factores de riesgo psicosociales en el consumo de tabaco de los adolescentes: estados de ánimo negativos, grupo de iguales y estilos parentales

    Julià Cano, Albert; Escapa, Sandra; Marí-Klose, Marga; Marí-Klose, Pau

    2012-01-01

    Existe una multiplicidad de factores que pueden afectar el riego del consumo de tabaco en la adolescencia. Mediante el análisis de estos factores de manera conjunta podemos desentrañar la relevancia específica que cada uno de ellos tiene en la conformación de la conducta individual de los adolescentes. El objetivo de esta investigación es profundizar en el conocimiento sobre la relación entre el consumo de tabaco en la adolescencia y variables socio-demográficas y socio-emocionales. Contamos ...

  20. Consumo de tabaco entre pacientes con estomatitis aftosa recurrente Smoking habit in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis

    A. Eguia del Valle

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La Estomatitis Aftosa Recurrente (EAR es una patología con una elevada prevalencia y una compleja etiopatogenia que aún no ha sido completamente esclarecida. El consumo de tabaco guarda una curiosa relación con esta patología ejerciendo un efecto protector cuyo origen no es bien comprendido y que ha sido objeto de controversia. En este trabajo se recogen los datos sobre consumo de tabaco en 171 pacientes con diagnóstico de EAR y se analiza su relación con los datos clínicos de dichos pacientes, atendiendo especialmente a la frecuencia, periodicidad, localización, tamaño y número de lesiones. Asimismo, en este trabajo se realiza una revisión de los aspectos más controvertidos de la relación entre el consumo de tabaco y la clínica de la EAR.Recurrent aphtohus stomatitis (RAS is a common type of ulcerative disease of the oral mucosa with a complex etiology that remains unclear. Smoking habit has a surprising, controversial and not well understood relationship with this disease, preventing the development of new lesions. In this work we present the results on tobacco consumption among 171 RAS patients. We also analyze the clinical aspects of these patients, especially those related to the frequency, location, number and size of the lesions. In this paper we also review the most important controversies on the relationship between the smoking habit and the clinical findings in RAU patients.

  1. Métodos de Tratamiento en los Tabacos Colombianos y su Influencia en el Contenido de Nicotina

    Londoño G. Horacio

    1939-12-01

    Full Text Available “Nicotina" es el género botánico con que los científicos han designado una de las plantas más explotadas en el mundo industrial, que ha sido en todos los tiempos fuente de riqueza para los países que la producen y aun para aquellos que la importan, pero que, mediante su industrialización, obtienen de ella pingües beneficios. Entre nosotros ha dado origen a la verdadera industria autóctona y, tras ingentes luchas, ha llegado a ser explotada de una manera científica y con una organización que es envidiada por muchos países de ultramar. En Colombia, sin una verdadera clasificación científica de los tabacos, diferenciamos sin embargo, las cualidades de cada uno de ellos por medio de los procedimientos un poco empíricos, de distinguirlos de acuerdo con las regiones productoras. Como base de nuestra industria tabacalera, el tabaco Santander se ha impuesto definitivamente, debido a sus excelentes cualidades; le siguen en importancia los del Tolima, Valle, Cauca, Nariño, Huila y Antioquia, figurando en un renglón totalmente separado el tabaco de Bolívar, que muy poca o ninguna influencia tiene en el desarrollo de nuestra industria y que sólo constituye un renglón importante bajo el aspecto de exportación, ya que su precio sumamente bajo es el único que permite competir en los mercados extranjeros con calidades superiores, pero que económicamente no pueden ofrecerse en idénticas condiciones.

  2. Estimación del costo económico en Argentina de la mortalidad atribuible al tabaco en adultos

    Conte Grand, Mariana; Perel, Pablo; Pitarque, Raúl; Sánchez, Gustavo

    2003-01-01

    Existe amplia evidencia científica que vincula al tabaquismo con la mortalidad. Para estimar el costo de la mortalidad anual atribuible al tabaco (MAT) para adultos en Argentina se utilizaron datos de prevalencia de consumo de fumadores y ex fumadores (SEDRONAR), riesgos relativos de muerte por las patologías relevantes (Cancer Prevention Study II), muertes por dichas enfermedades y el valor de la consecuente productividad perdida. Se concluye que en el 2000, se produjeron 39.131 MAT en Argen...

  3. Estimación del costo económico en Argentina de la mortalidad atribuible al tabaco en adultos.

    Mariana Conte Grand; Pablo Perel; Raúl Pitarque; Gustavo Sánchez

    2003-01-01

    Existe amplia evidencia científica que vincula al tabaquismo con la mortalidad. Para estimar el costo de la mortalidad anual atribuible al tabaco (MAT) para adultos en Argentina se utilizaron datos de prevalencia de consumo de fumadores y ex fumadores (SEDRONAR), riesgos relativos de muerte por las patologías relevantes (Cancer Prevention Study II), muertes por dichas enfermedades y el valor de la consecuente productividad perdida. Se concluye que en el 2000, se produjeron 39.131 MAT en Argen...

  4. El tabaco y su influencia en el periodonto Tobacco smoking and its influence in the periodontal tissues

    M.J. Lordelo

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available La periodontitis es una enfermedad multifactorial. El tabaquismo es uno de los factores ambientales que cambia más la susceptibilidad del individuo al desarrollo de la enfermedad periodontal. Análogamente a lo que ocurre a nivel de la salud en general, el tabaco provoca efectos adversos graves en la cavidad bucal, en particular en los tejidos periodontales. Los datos epidemiológicos cogidos de la literatura fornecen información importante que está en concordancia con la mayor parte de los criterios de Bradford Hill para el establecimiento de una relación causal entre el tabaco y la periodontitis. La patogénesis de la destrucción periodontal es extremadamente compleja, ya que existen diversas vías clave relacionadas entre ellas que participan en el desencadenamiento y evolución de la enfermedad. El mecanismo de acción del tabaco puede ser explicado a través de la intervención en cada una de dichas vías. Además de ser un factor de riesgo para la enfermedad, el tabaco perjudica la cicatrización y la respuesta al tratamiento básico y quirúrgico. Será hecha una revisión bibliográfica de los trabajos publicados relacionados con el tema.Periodontitis is a multifactorial disease. Smoking is one of the environmental factors that most changes the susceptibility of the individual to the development of the periodontal disease. Analogous to what happens at the level of general health, tobacco causes serious adverse effects in the oral cavity, namely in periodontal tissues. The epidemiologic data taken from literature gives important information that is in agreement with the greater part of the criteria of Bradford Hill for the establishment of a causal relationship between tobacco and periodontitis. The pathogenesis of the periodontal destruction is extremely complex, since there are diverse critical pathways interconnected between them which participate in the outbreak and evolution of the disease. The mechanism of action of tobacco can

  5. El tabaco y su influencia en el periodonto Tobacco smoking and its influence in the periodontal tissues

    M.J. Lordelo

    2005-01-01

    La periodontitis es una enfermedad multifactorial. El tabaquismo es uno de los factores ambientales que cambia más la susceptibilidad del individuo al desarrollo de la enfermedad periodontal. Análogamente a lo que ocurre a nivel de la salud en general, el tabaco provoca efectos adversos graves en la cavidad bucal, en particular en los tejidos periodontales. Los datos epidemiológicos cogidos de la literatura fornecen información importante que está en concordancia con la mayor parte de los cri...

  6. Adaptación de las escalas de actitudes hacia el tabaco, el alcohol y otras drogas en adolescentes portugueses

    García del Castillo Rodríguez, José Antonio; Dias, Paulo C.; Díaz Pérez, Julián; Bastos, Ana Sofia; García del Castillo López, Álvaro; López Sánchez, Carmen; Maciá, Diego

    2012-01-01

    El presente estudio muestra los resultados de la adaptación de las escalas de actitudes hacia el tabaco (López-Sánchez, Garcia-Rodriguez, Mira y Estévez, 2000), el alcohol (Garcia-Rodriguez y López-Sánchez, 2001) y otras drogas (López-Sánchez et al., 2000) en población portuguesa. Se trata de tres escalas, cada una con trece ítems, de respuesta tipo Likert con cinco opciones de respuesta, que diferencian tres sub-escalas. Para realizar el estudio de adaptación de las escalas a la población po...

  7. La hipnosis como intervención para la cesación del consumo de tabaco

    Catalina Ayala Corredor

    2010-01-01

    Introducción: El tabaquismo es una de las mayores causas de mortalidad en el mundo. Casi el 50% de los fumadores intentan dejarlo cada año, pero sólo un 7% tiene éxito. Las técnicas desarrolladas para la cesación del tabaco son múltiples e incluyen desde la consejería y terapias aversivas hasta manejos psicoterapéuticos estructurados y ayudas farmacológicas. Objetivo: Revisar la literatura disponible acerca de la hipnosis como técnica para dejar de fumar. Método: Búsqueda en Medline y Chocran...

  8. Representación social del consumo de tabaco en una institución de salud

    Sofía Arjonilla; Blanca Pelcastre; Emanuel Orozco

    2000-01-01

    Los antecedentes sobre el consumo de tabaco señalan la magnitud de este problema así como su asociación con factores fisiológicos, destacándose la falta de investigación de carácter social. El diseño del presente estudio se enmarca en la perspectiva de las representaciones sociales, que constituyen un fenómeno psicosocial que participa de forma importante en la formación de comportamientos y orientación de la comunicación. Objetivo: El objetivo del estudio es caracteri...

  9. Evolución de la mortalidad atribuible al tabaco en las Islas Canarias (1975-1994)

    Bello Luján Luis M; Lorenzo Ruano Pedro; Gil Muñoz Mercedes; Saavedra Santana Pedro; Serra Majem Lluis

    2001-01-01

    Fundamento: El objetivo de este trabajo es describir la mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en las Islas Canarias durante el periodo 1975-1994. Método: Las defunciones por edad, sexo y causa desde 1975 a 1994 se obtuvieron del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Movimiento Natural Población). A partir de las Encuestas de Salud de España y Canarias se tomaron los porcentajes de nunca fumadores, fumadores y ex-fumadores de la población canaria por edad y sexo. Los riesgos relativos de mue...

  10. Valen Mas Que Mil Palabras: Las Etiquetas de Advertencia Pictoricas de Tabaco y Los Derechos Linguisticos de EEUU

    Jaron Browne; Susana Hennessey-Lavery; Kim Rogers

    2007-01-01

    Este informe pretende describir el problema fundamental de desigualdad reflejado y sostenido por el uso en EE.UU. de etiquetas sólo de texto y en inglés. Nuestra investigación demuestra una discriminación lingüística innegable en las advertencias de salud sobre el tabaco. El uso de etiquetas de advertencia escritas en inglés y sin dibujos ha creado una grave brecha en la conciencia pública con respecto a los efectos en la salud del fumar para las personas que no hablan inglés o con niveles de...

  11. Caracterização do efeito do fumo do tabaco no comportamento celular na interface com o implante

    Pereira ML

    2008-01-01

    O tabagismo está associado a um maior risco de falência de implantes orais, quer precoce quer tardia. A nicotina tem um elevado coeficiente de difusão e é o composto mais frequentemente implicado nos efeitos negativos do tabagismo nos processos de regeneração ossea. Também a acroleína e o acetaldeído, dois aldeídos voláteis muito reactivos, apresentam elevada citoxicidade. [...] a exposição local dos tecidos peri-implantares a componentes do tabaco tem uma constribuição significativa nos efei...

  12. Consumo de alcohol, tabaco, cannabis y otras drogas en la adolescencia: efectos de la familia y peligro del barrio

    María C. Fuentes; Antonio Alarcón; Fernando García; Enrique Gracia

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar los factores de protección o riesgo de los estilos educativos parentales para el consumo de alcohol, tabaco, cannabis y otras drogas, considerando la interacción de los estilos parentales con la peligrosidad del barrio. A partir de las respuestas de 628 adolescentes, 369 mujeres (58.8%) y 259 hombres (41.2%) entre 15 y 17 años (M = 16.03 años, DT = 0.79 años), se clasificaron las familias según el estilo educativo (autorizativo, indulgente, autoritario...

  13. Consumo de tabaco de los adolescentes en Barcelona y tendencias a lo largo de 20 años

    Carles Ariza; Xavier García-Continente; Joan Ramon Villalbí; Francesca Sánchez-Martínez; Anna Pérez; Manel Nebot

    2014-01-01

    Objetivos: El tabaquismo es causa de muerte prematura y prevenible, que se inicia en la adolescencia. Se describe el consumo de tabaco en escolares durante 2008 y la tendencia en los últimos 20 años en Barcelona. Material y métodos: Estudio de análisis de la tendencia del consumo. Se comparan datos de ocho encuestas realizadas entre 1987 y 2008 en 2° y 4° cursos de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO) y 2° de Bachillerato o Ciclos Formativos de Grado Medio. Se utilizó el cuestionario FRE...

  14. El consumo de tabaco en la Región Americana: elementos para un programa de acción

    Valdés-Salgado Raydel

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El consumo de tabaco es uno de los retos más importantes de la Región de las Américas. Lo anterior no sólo por el gran número de muertes que se atribuyen a su consumo, muchas de las cuales son prematuras, sino por el elevado costo económico y social que la atención médica de las enfermedades causadas por el tabaco y las discapacidades que ellas generan, le imponen a los sistemas de salud y a la sociedad en general. En el panorama epidemiológico de la Región se distinguen los países del Cono Sur, como los de más altos valores de consumo, seguidos por los de la Región Andina y México, siendo las naciones centroamericanas y caribeñas las de menores cifras de prevalencia de fumadores. Sólo Estados Unidos de América y Canadá han logrado disminuir la epidemia de tabaquismo, y en el resto de los países se observa una estabilización e, incluso, una tendencia al incremento. La reducción de la edad de inicio del consumo y el aumento en la proporción de mujeres fumadoras también son rasgos actuales del área. En este artículo se revisan las medidas de control del tabaquismo presentes en las legislaciones de los países de América Latina y se analizan las siguientes características: es una región con productores de tabaco de nivel mundial, con estructura de población joven, y débiles y escasos controles. Se impone como necesidad urgente el establecimiento de medidas económicas, poblacionales, legislativas y de apoyo a la investigación en este tema, que reviertan gradualmente el escenario actual del consumo de tabaco. Partiendo de lo analizado anteriormente, se proponen elementos para un programa de acción.

  15. Qualidade de vida e gravidade da dependência de tabaco Quality of life and severity of tobacco dependence

    Maria da Graça Castro

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: A qualidade de vida é um constructo que vem ganhando importância como uma forma de acessar o impacto tanto de uma patologia quanto de uma estratégia terapêutica na vida dos sujeitos. Este parâmetro tem sido pesquisado nas mais variadas áreas, entre as quais o tabagismo. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre a qualidade de vida e a gravidade da dependência do tabaco. MÉTODO: Foi realizado um estudo transversal, com uma amostra por conveniência de 276 dependentes de tabaco da população geral, sem doenças tabaco-relacionadas. Os instrumentos utilizados foram: World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument (WHOQOL-BREF, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI, Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI, Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence e ficha com dados sociodemográficos. RESULTADOS: Foi verificada associação entre a gravidade da dependência de tabaco e piores escores em todos os domínios da qualidade de vida, avaliada por WHOQOL-BREF, tendo sido esse resultado influenciado por sintomas de ansiedade e depressão. CONCLUSÃO: Os tabagistas mais graves têm mais prejuízos na qualidade de vida, no entanto esse grupo é o que apresenta os escores mais elevados de sintomas depressivos e de ansiedade, sendo importante realizar mais estudos a esse respeito.BACKGROUND: Quality of life is a construct that has been increasing its importance as a means to access the impact, either of a given pathology or of a therapeutic strategy applied to a given subject. This parameter has been researched in the most various areas, among which, smoking. OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the association between quality of life and the severity of tobacco dependence. METHOD: A transversal study has been applied, using a convenience sample of 276 tobacco users, selected at random, tobacco-related diseases free. The instruments used were: World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument (WHOQOL-BREF, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI, Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI

  16. Enfermedad pulmonar difusa asociada al consumo de tabaco Smoking related interstitial lung disease. Case report

    JORGE YÁNEZ V

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available la enfermedad pulmonar difusa asociada al consumo de tabaco no ha sido claramente definida, la bronquiolitis respiratoria (RB es un hallazgo morfológico frecuente en fumadores asintomáticos, se caracteriza por la acumulación de macrófagos pigmentados en los bronquiolos respiratorios. Sólo una pequeña proporción de los sujetos fumadores presenta una respuesta inflamatoria exagerada que compromete el intersticio y espacio alveolar, lo cual corresponde a la bronquiolitis respiratoria asociada a enfermedad pulmonar difusa (RBIID, que se manifiesta por disnea de esfuerzos y tos. la neumonía intersticial descamativa (DIP se caracteriza por compromiso panlobular, fibrosis intersticial discreta e infiltración masiva del espacio aéreo por macrófagos. El patrón histopatológico de RBIID y DIP se pueden sobreponer, siendo los principales elementos diferenciadores entre ambas entidades, la distribución y extensión de las lesiones: compromiso bronquiolo-céntrico en RBIID y difuso en DIP. Se ha planteado que la RB, RBIID y DIP pueden constituir diferentes fases de una misma enfermedad asociada al consumo de tabaco, lo cual aún es motivo de controversia. Con el propósito de ilustrar este problema, se presenta el caso clínico de un paciente fumador que consultó por disnea progresiva, tos e infiltrados pulmonares bilaterales sugerentes de enfermedad pulmonar difusa asociada al tabaquismoThe relationship between cigarette smoke and interstitial lung diseases (ILD is not clear. Respiratory bronchiolitis (RB, usually found as an incidental histologic abnormality in otherwise asymptomatic smokers, is characterized by the accumulation of cytoplasmic golden-brown-pigmented macrophages within respiratory bronchioles. A small proportion of smokers have a more exaggerated response that, in addition to the bronchiole-centered lesions, provokes interstitial and air spaces inflammation and fibrosis extending to the nearby alveoli. This set of histologic

  17. Prevalencia de consumo de tabaco entre las medicas y enfermeras de la comunidad de Madrid

    Fernández Ruiz Mª Luisa

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: El tabaquismo es responsable de una elevada mortalidad y morbilidad en nuestro pais. El tabaquismo de los profesionales de la salud tiene influencia sobre los hábitos de la población. En España, el tabaquismo esta incrementándose entre las mujeres. El objetivo de nuestro estudio es estudiar la prevalencia de consumo de tabaco entre las médicas y enfermeras de la Comunidad de Madrid, así como sus actitudes y conocimientos respecto al tabaquismo. MÉTODOS: Se ha realizado un estudio descriptivo transversal entre las mujeres profesionales de la salud (médicas y enfermeras de la Comunidad de Madrid, mediante una encuesta sobre hábito tabáquico, en un muestreo polietápico por conglomerados. RESULTADOS: Se han estudiado 1.235 profesionales ( 435 médicas y 800 enfermeras. El 43,07% del total son fumadoras, siendo el tabaquismo mayor en las enfermeras (47,62% que en las médicas (34,71%, y entre quienes trabajan en atención especializada (46,68% que entre las que lo hacen en atención primaria (35,29%. El tabaquismo fue diferente en ambas profesiones.según la edad En las médicas era menor tabaquismo en las edades entre 20 y 30 años (22,88%, y en las enfermeras este grupo de edad era el que tenia un mayor porcentaje de fumadoras (52,38%. Eran exfumadoras el 18,3% del total de las encuestadas, y el 64,65% de las que fumaban señalaron que habían intentado dejarlo. Un 2,93% fumaban delante de los/as pacientes, y un 14,94% pensaban que debía permitirse fumar en las salas de espera. El 27,46% creían que estaba permitido fumar en su area de trabajo, y el 90,64% señaló que se fumaba habitualmente en las salas de uso común del personal sanitario, y un 30,37% respondió que existía un lugar especifico para fumar en el centro de trabajo. CONCLUSIONES: La prevalencia de tabaquismo entre las profesionales de la salud, médicas y enfermeras, de la Comunidad de Madrid, es elevada, superior a la de la población general de igual edad

  18. EU-Hamas actors in a state of permanent liminality

    Pace, Michelle; Pallister-Wilkins, Polly

    2015-01-01

    This article contributes to the debate on liminality within International Relations (IR) Theory by focusing on the actorness of the European Union (EU) and Hamas. The concept of liminality as a transitional process is applied to frame the situation of both the EU and Hamas as political actors in......-between socially established categories. This article explores how the liminal identity of these two actors impacts on the one hand on their relations with each Other and equally on the other hand on their relations of Self. In exploring the procedural relations of the EU and Hamas it argues for the necessity of...

  19. Actor-Q Based Active Perception Learning System

    Shibata, Katsunari; Nishino, Tetsuo; Okabe, Yoichi

    2001-01-01

    An active perception learning system based on reinforcement learning is proposed. A novel reinforcement###architecture, called Actor-Q, is employed in which Q-###learning and Actor-Critic are combined. The system###decides its actions according to Q-values. One of the###actions is to move its sensor, and the others are to###make an answer of its recognition result, each of which###corresponds to each pattern. When the sensor motion###is selected, the sensor moves according to the actor's###ou...

  20. Efecto antibacteriano in vitro de exudados foliares de tabaco contra dos bacterias fitopatógenas

    Yanelis Karina Capdesuñer

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Título en ingles: In vitro antibacterial effect of tobacco leaf exudates against two bacterial plant pathogensTítulo corto: Efecto antibacteriano in vitro de exudados foliares de tabacoResumen: Los productos naturales son una alternativa para el control de microorganismos que ocasionan enfermedades en los cultivos. Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo evaluar diferentes solventes para la obtención de extractos crudos a partir de exudados foliares de líneas de tabaco, y el efecto in vitro de estos extractos contra dos bacterias fitopatógenas: Xanthomonas campestris (Xc y Pectobacterium carotovorum (Pc. Se evaluaron solventes con polaridades entre 3.1 y 6.2 (diclorometano,  n-butanol,  acetato de etilo,  metanol y  etanol 90 %. El etanol 90 % se seleccionó como mejor solvente y como sustituto del diclorometano por su mayor rendimiento. Los extractos etanólicos crudos se obtuvieron a partir de exudados foliares de diez líneas de tabaco seleccionadas.  La diversidad de la composición química de los extractos etanólicos se reveló por cromatografía en capa delgada. La actividad antibacteriana se evaluó por el método de difusión en agar con discos de papel de filtro y la medición del diámetro del halo de inhibición. Se observó inhibición para todos los extractos contra Xc destacándose los correspondientes a las líneas Nic 1061 “TI 1738” y Nic 1016 “Incekara” hasta 5 µg de extracto crudo seco /disco, con un mayor rendimiento para la línea Nic 1061. El extracto de la línea Nic 1015 fue el único con actividad contra Pc hasta 5 µg de extracto crudo seco  por disco. Estos resultados sugieren un uso potencial de los extractos crudos de las líneas Nic 1061 y Nic 1015 “TI 1341” como un agente efectivo para la protección de cultivos contra estas bacterias.Palabras clave: fitopatógenos, Nicotiana tabacum, protección de cultivos, solventes, superficie foliar.Abstract: Natural products are an alternative to control

  1. O problema do trabalho infantil na agricultura familiar: o caso da produção de tabaco em Agudo-RS

    Joel Orlando Bevilaqua Marin

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do artigo é analisar a emergência do problema do trabalho infantil no cultivo de tabaco em Agudo, desencadeado pela promulgação do Decreto n. 6.481/2008, que trata das piores formas de trabalho infantil. Os procedimentos metodológicos utilizados foram a revisão bibliográfica, pesquisa documental e um estudo de caso, realizado no município de Agudo, Rio Grande do Sul. No estudo de caso, procurou-se obter dados quantitativos e qualitativos, por meio de questionários e entrevistas abertas, dirigidos para 27 agricultores familiares fumicultores, com filhos com menos de 18 anos de idade. Os resultados da pesquisa indicam a existência de um confronto entre diferentes concepções sobre o trabalho da criança no âmbito da agricultura familiar. Os dispositivos legais, os termos de compromissos e os contratos de integração na cadeia produtiva do fumo proíbem o trabalho de menores de 18 anos, fundamentando-se nos princípios internacionais da garantia do pleno desenvolvimento das crianças. Na perspectiva das famílias, o trabalho das crianças é entendido como "ajuda", forma de socialização e formação dos herdeiros. Portanto, os pais não concordam que se trata de uma forma perversa de exploração do trabalho dos próprios filhos.The aim of this paper is to analyze the emergence of the child labor problem in tobacco growing in Agudo (Rio Grande do Sul state, triggered by the promulgation of Act 6.481/2008, which addresses the worst child labor conditions. The methodological procedures used were the literature review, desk research and a case study, conducted in the municipality of Agudo. In the case study, we have tried to obtain quantitative and qualitative data through questionnaires and open interviews directed to 27 tobacco growers, and with teenagers and children under 18 years old. The survey results indicate the existence of a clash between different conceptions of child labor in small scale family farmers. The legal

  2. COLLIDE Pro Helvetia Award

    2016-01-01

    The COLLIDE Pro Helvetia Award is run in partnership with Pro Helvetia, giving the opportunity to Swiss artists to do research at CERN for three months.   From left to right: Laura Perrenoud, Marc Dubois and Simon de Diesbach. The photo shows their VR Project, +2199. Fragment.In are the winning artists of COLLIDE Pro Helvetia. They came to CERN for two months in 2015, and will now continue their last month in the laboratory. Fragment.In is a Swiss based interaction design studio. They create innovative projects, interactive installations, video and game design. Read more about COLLIDE here.

  3. Research on virtual actor action editing and movement control

    Wenhu QIN; Yuhui WU; Zhengxu ZHAO

    2008-01-01

    To directly use a virtual surface model for action editing and movement control, a general method for creating virtual actor skeleton models and controlling movement is presented. The method includes judging borderlines of the block virtual surface model, calculat-ing the joints, confirming the above block, and using the block hierarchical layout to create the skeleton model. Then, according to the virtual actor model and move-ment restriction, the study focuses on the generation of movement animation using the key frame technique and smoothing movement technique by automatically adding animation and adjusting the actor's pose by different weights on movement amplitude. Finally, movement control of the actor in the virtual environment is implemented by real-time control and path point control, which achieve a good result.

  4. Efficient model learning methods for actor-critic control.

    Grondman, Ivo; Vaandrager, Maarten; Buşoniu, Lucian; Babuska, Robert; Schuitema, Erik

    2012-06-01

    We propose two new actor-critic algorithms for reinforcement learning. Both algorithms use local linear regression (LLR) to learn approximations of the functions involved. A crucial feature of the algorithms is that they also learn a process model, and this, in combination with LLR, provides an efficient policy update for faster learning. The first algorithm uses a novel model-based update rule for the actor parameters. The second algorithm does not use an explicit actor but learns a reference model which represents a desired behavior, from which desired control actions can be calculated using the inverse of the learned process model. The two novel methods and a standard actor-critic algorithm are applied to the pendulum swing-up problem, in which the novel methods achieve faster learning than the standard algorithm. PMID:22156998

  5. Effects of Actor-Network Theory in Accounting Research

    Justesen, Lise Nederland; Mouritsen, Jan

    2011-01-01

    of a critical literature review and discussion. Findings – Since the early 1990s, actor-network theory, particularly the work of Bruno Latour, has inspired accounting researchers and led to a number of innovative studies of accounting phenomena. In particular, Latour's book, Science in Action, has been......Purpose – This paper aims to discuss how Bruno Latour's version of actor-network theory has influenced accounting research. It also seeks to show that Latour's writings contain unexplored potential that may inspire future accounting research. Design/methodology/approach – The paper takes the form...... number of accounting papers that apply actor-network theory. A different sample might have given a somewhat different picture. Furthermore, it focuses on the influence of Latour's work and refrains from discussing how the writings of Michel Callon, John Law or other thinkers within the actor...

  6. Whose Journey Is It? A Critic's Plea to Actors.

    Lasser, Michael

    1999-01-01

    Laments the narcissism that the author sees in too many contemporary approaches to acting and directing. Argues that actors must focus on the world outside themselves, where the play and the audience most need them to be. (SR)

  7. Physical Education and sports: sportive institutions and their actors

    Osvaldo Omar Ron

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available The work exposed here seeks to display, as a synthesis, the general characteristics and some conclusions of the investigation project "Physical Education and sports: sportive institutions through actors' perspective", developed between 2003 and 2005. It is through it that we sought to recognize the ideas and concepts that coexist in everyday institutional life, by recovering the voice of sport institutions' actors - parents, leaders, trainers and teachers, practising and players-, and also by analyzing speeches and practices; those institutions' distinguishing forms of organization; the ways that diverse actors relate and the social forms acting on them. We investigated sport institutions with the purpose of tracking the senses and meaning that actors grant them, their organization and dynamics, the reasons for their behaviour, the principles and logics that shape them. We also analyzed the joints that link them to external macroinstitutions, their autonomy or dependency with regard to the latter, and their incidence on sport institutions' logics

  8. Engaging armed non-state actors in mechanisms for protection

    Pauline Lacroix

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Experience of engagement with armed non-state actors on the landmine ban may point the way to innovative approaches to preventing forced displacement and other abuses of human rights....

  9. Actors with Multi-Headed Message Receive Patterns

    Sulzmann, Martin; Lam, Edmund Soon Lee; Van Weert, Peter

    The actor model provides high-level concurrency abstractions to coordinate simultaneous computations by message passing. Languages implementing the actor model such as Erlang commonly only support single-headed pattern matching over received messages. We propose and design an extension of Erlang...... style actors with receive clauses containing multi-headed message patterns. Patterns may be non-linear and constrained by guards. We provide a number of examples to show the usefulness of the extension. We also explore the design space for multi-headed message matching semantics, for example first......-match and rule priority-match semantics. The various semantics are inspired by the multi-set constraint matching semantics found in Constraint Handling Rules. This provides us with a formal model to study actors with multi-headed message receive patterns. The system can be implemented efficiently and we...

  10. Pro NET Best Practices

    Ritchie, Stephen D

    2011-01-01

    Pro .NET Best Practices is a practical reference to the best practices that you can apply to your .NET projects today. You will learn standards, techniques, and conventions that are sharply focused, realistic and helpful for achieving results, steering clear of unproven, idealistic, and impractical recommendations. Pro .NET Best Practices covers a broad range of practices and principles that development experts agree are the right ways to develop software, which includes continuous integration, automated testing, automated deployment, and code analysis. Whether the solution is from a free and

  11. Pro Android UI

    Jackson, Wallace

    2014-01-01

    If you're an Android application developer, chances areyou're using fixed, scrolling, swipe-able, and other cutting-edge custom UIDesigns in your Android development projects. These UI Design approaches aswell as other Android ViewGroup UI layout containers are the bread and butterof Pro Android User Interface (UI) design and Android User Experience (UX)design and development.Using a top down approach, Pro Android UI shows you how todesign and develop the best user interface for your app, while taking intoaccount the varying device form factors in the increasingly fragmented Androidenvironment

  12. Pro Android 2

    Hashimi, S; MacLean, Dave

    2010-01-01

    Pro Android 2 shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using Google's latest Android SDK. This new edition is fully updated for Android 2, covering everything from the fundamentals of building applications for embedded devices to advanced concepts such as custom 3D components, OpenGL, and touchscreens including gestures. While other Android development guides simply discuss topics, Pro Android 2 offers the combination of expert insight and real sample applications that work. * Discover the design and architecture of the Android SDK through practical examples, and how to bu

  13. Pro Android 3

    Hashimi, Sayed Ibrahim; MacLean, Dave

    2011-01-01

    Pro Android 3 starts with the basics, giving you a firm foundation in Android development. It then builds on this foundation to teach you how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using the new Android 3.0 SDK. This book covers advanced concepts in detail including maps, geocoding, services, live folders, drag and drop, touchscreens, and the new Android 3.0 features: fragments and ActionBar. Pro Android 3 is uniquely comprehensive: it covers sensors, text to speech, OpenGL, live widgets, search, and the audio and video APIs. Using the code-heavy tutorials and expert advice, you'll qu

  14. A Convergent Online Single Time Scale Actor Critic Algorithm

    Di Castro, D.; Meir, R.

    2009-01-01

    Actor-Critic based approaches were among the first to address reinforcement learning in a general setting. Recently, these algorithms have gained renewed interest due to their generality, good convergence properties, and possible biological relevance. In this paper, we introduce an online temporal difference based actor-critic algorithm which is proved to converge to a neighborhood of a local maximum of the average reward. Linear function approximation is used by the critic in order estimate ...

  15. Physical Education and sports: sportive institutions and their actors

    Osvaldo Omar Ron

    2006-01-01

    The work exposed here seeks to display, as a synthesis, the general characteristics and some conclusions of the investigation project "Physical Education and sports: sportive institutions through actors' perspective", developed between 2003 and 2005. It is through it that we sought to recognize the ideas and concepts that coexist in everyday institutional life, by recovering the voice of sport institutions' actors - parents, leaders, trainers and teachers, practising and players-, and also by...

  16. Using Actor Network Theory to Understand Information Security Management

    Hedström, Karin; Dhillon, Gurpreet; Karlsson, Fredrik

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents an Actor Network Theory (ANT) analysis of a computer hack at a large university. Computer hacks are usually addressed through technical means thus ensuring that perpetrators are unable to exploit system vulnerabilities. We however argue that a computer hack is a result of different events in a heterogeneous network embodying human and non-human actors. Hence a secure organizational environment is one that is characterized by 'stability' and 'social order', which is a resul...

  17. A Multi-Actor Dynamic Integrated Assessment Model (MADIAM)

    M. Weber

    2004-01-01

    The interactions between climate and the socio-economic system are investigated with a Multi-Actor Dynamic Integrated Assessment Model (MADIAM) obtained by coupling a nonlinear impulse response model of the climate sub-system (NICCS) to a multi-actor dynamic economic model (MADEM). The main goal is to initiate a model development that is able to treat the dynamics of the coupled climate socio-economic system, including endogenous technological change, in a non-equilibrium situation, thereby o...

  18. Pro-life” in the Czech Republic – What Kind of Europeanization Is Present?

    Matthew C. Rees

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper attempts to show what effects Europeanization has had on the pro-life movement in the Czech Republic. The first section of the text outlines a multifaceted concept of institutional theory based on historical institutionalist ideas. Next, it looks at one specific institutional process, Europeanization, informed by the work of Radaelli as well as della Porta’s and Caiani’s work on mobilization in the European Union. The following section defines the relevant actors in the Czech pro-life movement. Finally, the paper applies this concept of Europeanization of social movements to the Czech pro-life case. The paper concludes with observations that Europeanization of the Czech pro-life movement is uneven, manifesting itself among some actors, though not all, and in some areas of Europeanization. Charitable organizations as well as one highly visible activist group are highly associated with processes of Europeanization; on the other hand, in most cases, other activist groups in the pro-life movement in the Czech Republic are more highly influenced by more general trends in interest-group internationalization. These insights may pave the way for additional research on trends both of the European pro-life movement as a whole, as well as serving as a touchstone for improving such theoretical concepts as “Europeanization” vis-à-vis “globalization” or “European integration”.

  19. Health warnings on tobacco products: international practices Advertencias sanitarias en los productos de tabaco: prácticas internacionales

    David Hammond

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Health warnings on tobacco products have emerged as a prominent area of tobacco control policy. Regulatory practice has rapidly evolved over the past decade to the point where health warnings on tobacco products continue to set international precedents for their size and comprehensiveness. The current paper provides a general review of current regulatory practices, including physical design features (such as size and location, message content (pictorial vs. text and content "themes, and regulatory considerations such as rotation period and other novel practices.Las advertencias sanitarias en los productos de tabaco han llegado a ser una de las políticas públicas principales para el control del tabaco. A través de la última década las prácticas regulatorias han evolucionado mucho y varios países siguen impulsado cambios regulatorios importantes en términos del tamaño y carácter de las advertencias sanitarias que han implementado. Este ensayo resume las prácticas regulatorias actuales alrededor del mundo, incluyendo las características del diseño físico de la advertencia (es decir, tamaño y ubicación, sus contenidos (temas, pictogramas, textos y otros factores regulatorios importantes (frecuencia de rotación y otras prácticas innovadoras.

  20. Efectos de la exposición a humo de tabaco sobre el asma bronquial en la infancia Effects of cigarette smoke exposure on child asthma

    PEDRO AGUILAR M

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El consumo de tabaco en la población infantil representa un problema de salud pública significativo en diversas partes del mundo. En Sudamérica, Chile ocupa el primer lugar en consumo de tabaco infantil, pese a las campañas sanitarias implementadas para evitarlo. Los efectos dañinos del humo de tabaco, activo y pasivo, afectan al ser humano a lo largo de toda la vida, desde el período intrauterino. El objetivo del presente trabajo es revisar algunos tópicos referentes al efecto del tabaco sobre el asma bronquial en la niñezCigarette smoking in children represents a major public health problem, all over the world. In South America, Chile occupies the first place in cigarette comsuption by children, even though many campaigns exist to avoid it. The devastating effect of tobacco exposure starts in fetal life and continues through lifetime. We present some main features in child asthma related to active and passive exposure to cigarette smoke

  1. Características demográficas, hábitos de vida e historia del consumo de tabaco de los fumadores ocasionales en España

    Díez-Gañán Lucía; Rodríguez-Artalejo Fernando; Banegas Banegas José Ramón; Guallar-Castillón Pilar; Fernández Pacheco Luis; del Rey Calero Juan

    2002-01-01

    Fundamento: El consumo ocasional de tabaco suele ser un estado de transición hacia otros patrones de consumo más intenso o frecuente. Este trabajo describe las características sociodemográficas, los hábitos de vida relacionados con la salud, y la historia de consumo de tabaco de los fumadores ocasionales en España, y examina si éstos presentan diferencias con los que consumen tabaco a diario. Métodos: Los datos se tomaron de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud de España realizada en 1993 mediante e...

  2. Consumo de tabaco en México: resultados de las Encuestas Nacionales de Salud 2000 y 2006 Tobacco smoke in Mexico: results from the National Health Surveys 2000 and 2006

    Aremis Villalobos; Rosalba Rojas

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Analizar el consumo de tabaco en adolescentes y adultos a partir de la ENSA 2000 y la ENSANUT 2006. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se presenta información del consumo de tabaco en todo México proveniente de los cuestionarios aplicados a adolescentes y adultos. El análisis estadístico consistió en obtener prevalencias e intervalos de confianza al 95%. RESULTADOS: En el 2000, 9.7% (IC95%: 8.9 a 10.6) de los adolescentes declaró que había fumado por lo menos cien cigarrillos de tabaco durante tod...

  3. La prueba PISA: una mirada alternativa desde la Teoría del Actor-Red

    Paola Paredes Suzarte

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En el marco de la proliferación de las evaluaciones estandarizadas, inscritas en lo que ha sido conceptualizado por la literatura como políticas de accountability o de rendición de cuentas, se ofrece por medio de este artículo una línea de pensamiento y discusión alternativa sobre la prueba PISA. Utilizando como enfoque la Teoría del Actor-Red (TAR de Bruno Latour, se presentan ejercicios de traslación epistémica de la prueba PISA desde un modelo de pensamiento positivista moderno, a uno materialista pragmático en el que se privilegia una descripción constructivista y analítica de los componentes que la constituyen. En base al seguimiento y análisis de noticias sobre la prueba PISA desplegadas en diarios electrónicos en Chile y Argentina, más la revisión de fuentes secundarias, se exponen algunas de las controversias suscitadas en torno a la evaluación y se discute sobre su posible impacto en nuestras percepciones sobre educación y calidad. También se problematiza el carácter neutral y objetivo de la prueba, y se levanta la pregunta acerca de su posible agencia en la cristalización de las relaciones de centro-periferia entre países que, en el marco del enfoque de la TAR, tiene sentido explorar. 

  4. Pro OpenSSH

    Stahnke, Michael

    2006-01-01

    SSH, acronym for Secure Socket Shell, is for users and administrators wishing to establish secure communication between disparate networks. 'Pro OpenSSH', authored by two Fortune 100 system administrators, provides readers with a highly practical reference for configuring and deploying OpenSSH in their own environment.

  5. Mercadotecnia social y políticas públicas de salud: campaña para promover espacios libres de humo de tabaco en México Social marketing and public policies for health: campaign to promote smoke-free spaces in Mexico

    Víctor Villalobos

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available "Porque todos respiramos lo mismo" es una campaña en medios masivos de comunicación para promover espacios libres de humo de tabaco (ELHT. Las etapas de diseño fueron: planeación estratégica, investigación formativa, desarrollo de mensajes, plan de medios y evaluación de impacto. Se formó una coalición de actores sociales para su desarrollo. La población blanco fueron fumadores y no fumadores y el objetivo modificar la norma social sobre ELHT. Se utilizaron televisión, radio, prensa y vallas en vía pública. Se corroboró que una gran parte de la defensa de los espacios libres de humo de tabaco depende de los no fumadores. Una limitante en el desarrollo de esta campaña fue el carecer de evidencia del impacto de campañas similares previas, por lo que esta incluyó un componente de evaluación riguroso. La campaña parece haber tenido un impacto social significativo, por lo que se sugiere utilizar estrategias similares para el desarrollo de futuras campañas."Porque todos respiramos lo mismo" is a mass media campaign to promote smoke-free places (SFP. The development stages were: strategic planning; formative research; message development; media plan; and impact evaluation. Development involved formation of a coalition of key actors in various sectors. The target population was smokers and nonsmokers, with the aim of changing social norms around SFP. Nonsmokers were targeted because they comprised the majority and were most likely to appreciate the benefits of SFPs. Campaign materials were aired on television, radio, print and on billboards. One key limitation was the lack of evidence for previous campaigns, which increased the importance of formative research and of including a rigorous evaluation for this one. The campaign evaluation indicates a significant impact, which suggests that future campaigns use similar strategies in their development.

  6. Mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en los años 1987 y 1997 en castilla-la mancha, españa

    Criado-Álvarez Juan José

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: El consumo de tabaco constituye un importante problema de salud pública, siendo una de las principales causas de morbilidad y mortalidad evitable y prematura. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir la mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en Castilla-La Mancha en los años 1987 y 1997. Método: Las defunciones por edad, sexo y causa se obtuvieron del Registro de Mortalidad de Castilla-La Mancha. A partir de las Encuestas Nacionales de Salud de 1987 y 1997 se tomaron los porcentajes de nunca fumadores, fumadores y exfumadores de la población por edad y sexo. Los riesgos relativos de muerte se obtuvieron del Cancer Prevention Study II, llevado a cabo en los Estados Unidos de América. Se calculó la proporción de muertes atribuibles al tabaco para cada año, sexo y grupo de edad a partir de la fracción etiológica poblacional. Asimismo, se calcularon los años potenciales de vida perdidos y la media de años potenciales de vida perdidos. Resultados: Durante los periodos estudiados se pueden atribuir al consumo de tabaco el 18% de todas las muertes en Castilla La Mancha. La mortalidad es más elevada en hombres que en mujeres, y las categorías diagnósticas que más contribuyeron fueron el cáncer tráqueobroncopulmonar (24,3% en los hombres y las enfermedades del aparato circulatorio (24,28% en las mujeres, coincidiendo con las más frecuentemente responsables de años potenciales de vida perdidos. Conclusiones: Cada día en Castilla-La Mancha fallecen 8 personas por causas atribuibles al consumo de tabaco. Las medidas introducidas para controlar el tabaquismo son insuficientes.

  7. Pro Forma Registration of Companies

    Werlauff, Erik

    2010-01-01

    The article analyses the view taken by Community law on companies' pro forma registration in another EU or EEA country. Community law recognises pro forma registration under company law, i.e. a brass plate is sufficient, whereas it does not recognise pro forma registration under tax law, i.e. a...

  8. A Convergent Online Single Time Scale Actor Critic Algorithm

    Di Castro, D

    2009-01-01

    Actor-Critic based approaches were among the first to address reinforcement learning in a general setting. Recently, these algorithms have gained renewed interest due to their generality, good convergence properties, and possible biological relevance. In this paper, we introduce an online temporal difference based actor-critic algorithm which is proved to converge to a neighborhood of a local maximum of the average reward. Linear function approximation is used by the critic in order estimate the value function, and the temporal difference signal, which is passed from the critic to the actor. The main distinguishing feature of the present convergence proof is that both the actor and the critic operate on a similar time scale, while in most current convergence proofs they are required to have very different time scales in order to converge. Moreover, the same temporal difference signal is used to update the parameters of both the actor and the critic. A limitation of the proposed approach, compared to results a...

  9. Pro Java programming

    Spell, Brett

    2005-01-01

    Pro Java Programming, J2SE 5.0 Edition' is for the experienced C++, Perl or other language programmer who is new to Java or to the Java programmer who is beyond the Beginning level Java book. It covers the latest J2SE 5.0 platform and the core JDK, showing how to take advantage of the finer points of the core and standard edition of Java 2

  10. Transnational corporations as 'keystone actors' in marine ecosystems.

    Henrik Österblom

    Full Text Available Keystone species have a disproportionate influence on the structure and function of ecosystems. Here we analyze whether a keystone-like pattern can be observed in the relationship between transnational corporations and marine ecosystems globally. We show how thirteen corporations control 11-16% of the global marine catch (9-13 million tons and 19-40% of the largest and most valuable stocks, including species that play important roles in their respective ecosystem. They dominate all segments of seafood production, operate through an extensive global network of subsidiaries and are profoundly involved in fisheries and aquaculture decision-making. Based on our findings, we define these companies as keystone actors of the Anthropocene. The phenomenon of keystone actors represents an increasingly important feature of the human-dominated world. Sustainable leadership by keystone actors could result in cascading effects throughout the entire seafood industry and enable a critical transition towards improved management of marine living resources and ecosystems.

  11. Engaging Actors in Co-Designing Heterogeneous Innovations

    Jørgensen, Ulrik; Lindegaard, Hanne; Rosenqvist, Tanja Schultz

    In this paper we share and analyze our experiences staging a co-design process in which we through different interventions engage important actors in designing. Our experiences are taking from an innovation and research project about user-involvement in textile design processes. As the project...... related to translating and transporting the results of these different events due to the institutional and professional framing of projects and design processes. We are analyzing these through an actor network approach and use the translation term to describe how the participants slowly became engaged in...... our project’s agenda by going through the different stages of translation. The paper is finalized with reflections on the difficulties in engaging actors in a co-design process and transporting results into the existing framed context of design and architectural work....

  12. Two-actor conflict with time delay: A dynamical model

    Qubbaj, Murad R.; Muneepeerakul, Rachata

    2012-11-01

    Recent mathematical dynamical models of the conflict between two different actors, be they nations, groups, or individuals, have been developed that are capable of predicting various outcomes depending on the chosen feedback strategies, initial conditions, and the previous states of the actors. In addition to these factors, this paper examines the effect of time delayed feedback on the conflict dynamics. Our analysis shows that under certain initial and feedback conditions, a stable neutral equilibrium of conflict may destabilize for some critical values of time delay, and the two actors may evolve to new emotional states. We investigate the results by constructing critical delay surfaces for different sets of parameters and analyzing results from numerical simulations. These results provide new insights regarding conflict and conflict resolution and may help planners in adjusting and assessing their strategic decisions.

  13. Pro-life” in the Czech Republic – What Kind of Europeanization Is Present?

    Matthew C. Rees

    2013-01-01

    This paper attempts to show what effects Europeanization has had on the pro-life movement in the Czech Republic. The first section of the text outlines a multifaceted concept of institutional theory based on historical institutionalist ideas. Next, it looks at one specific institutional process, Europeanization, informed by the work of Radaelli as well as della Porta’s and Caiani’s work on mobilization in the European Union. The following section defines the relevant actors in the Czech pro-l...

  14. Exposição das Crianças ao Fumo Ambiental do Tabaco em Casa e no Carro

    Precioso, José; Araújo, Ana Carolina; Samorinha, Catarina; Machado, José; Becoña, Elisardo; Ravara, Sofia Belo; Vitória, Paulo; Rosas, Manuel; Bonito, Jorge; Antunes, Henedina

    2012-01-01

    A exposição das crianças ao Fumo Ambiental do Tabaco (FAT) está associada a graves problemas para a sua saúde, tais como maior risco de infeções agudas das vias aéreas inferiores, maior probabilidade de infeções respiratórias de repetição, risco acrescido de infeções nos ouvidos, indução e exacerbação de asma e enfisema pulmonar. A exposição ao FAT é especialmente grave para as crianças asmáticas. Esta exposição ocorre, na maioria dos casos, quando os pais e/ou out...

  15. APLICACIÓN DE AZOTOBACTER CHROOCOCCUM EN LA PRODUCCIÓN DE PLÁNTULAS DE TABACO NEGRO

    Yarilis León González

    2012-01-01

    en la producción de plántulas de tabaco. Los resultados mostraron que con la aplicación de Azotobacter chroococcum, se lograron mejorar las características morfológicas de las plántulas, como el diámetro y longitud del tallo y la masa fresca y seca total. Además se redujo el ciclo del semillero en siete días. La variante biofertilizada tuvo el mejor comportamiento económico en comparación con la testigo, con valores de utilidades por hectárea de $ 23 344,9, rentabilidad de 127,05 % y costos de $ 0,44 por cada peso recibido.

  16. El consumo de tabaco en la Región Americana: elementos para un programa de acción

    Raydel Valdés-Salgado

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El consumo de tabaco es uno de los retos más importantes de la Región de las Américas. Lo anterior no sólo por el gran número de muertes que se atribuyen a su consumo, muchas de las cuales son prematuras, sino por el elevado costo económico y social que la atención médica de las enfermedades causadas por el tabaco y las discapacidades que ellas generan, le imponen a los sistemas de salud y a la sociedad en general. En el panorama epidemiológico de la Región se distinguen los países del Cono Sur, como los de más altos valores de consumo, seguidos por los de la Región Andina y México, siendo las naciones centroamericanas y caribeñas las de menores cifras de prevalencia de fumadores. Sólo Estados Unidos de América y Canadá han logrado disminuir la epidemia de tabaquismo, y en el resto de los países se observa una estabilización e, incluso, una tendencia al incremento. La reducción de la edad de inicio del consumo y el aumento en la proporción de mujeres fumadoras también son rasgos actuales del área. En este artículo se revisan las medidas de control del tabaquismo presentes en las legislaciones de los países de América Latina y se analizan las siguientes características: es una región con productores de tabaco de nivel mundial, con estructura de población joven, y débiles y escasos controles. Se impone como necesidad urgente el establecimiento de medidas económicas, poblacionales, legislativas y de apoyo a la investigación en este tema, que reviertan gradualmente el escenario actual del consumo de tabaco. Partiendo de lo analizado anteriormente, se proponen elementos para un programa de acción.Tobacco consumption is one of the most important public health challenges faced in the Americas. This is not only due to the great number of deaths attributable to smoking, many of which are premature, but also to the high economic and social costs of medical care and the burden of disease and disability imposed by tobacco

  17. Social movements and the construction of crisis actors

    Bourne, Angela; Chatzopoulou, Sevasti

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the Europeanization of social movements following the European sovereign debt crisis. It develops a theoretical framework to measure degrees of social movement Europeanization, incorporating targets, participants, and issue frame dimensions of mobilization. Europeanization of...... social movements occurs when they collaborate with similar movements in other countries, claim a European identity, invoke Europe-wide solidarity, contest authorities beyond the state and ascribe responsibility for solving the crisis to European Union (EU). By targeting EU authorities, social movements...... may contribute to the construction of the EU as a crisis actor and through deliberative processes define the roles and identities of such actors....

  18. Essays on actor models in exchange networks and social dilemmas

    Assen, Marcus Adrianus Leonardus Maria van

    2001-01-01

    A central problem in economics and sociology is that of explaining or predicting phenomena at the macro-level. One possible mode of explanation or prediction of macro-level phenomena entails examining processes internal to the system that involve actors at the micro-level. In this dissertation complexities were added to the model of the actor on the micro-level in order to better predict and understand two macro-level phenomena that receive a lot of attention in social science research in gen...

  19. La red del Comercio Justo y sus principales actores

    Brisa Ceccon Rocha

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trata de una descripción concisa del fenómeno del comercio justo y su participación en el comercio mundial. Al mismo tiempo, examina el papel de los diferentes actores que participan en la red del comercio justo, desde los productores hasta los consumidores. Finalmente, evalúa las relaciones entre estos actores y los retos que enfrentan para perfeccionar el sistema y mejorar las condiciones de participación de los productores, elementos fundamentales de esta red.

  20. Survey on eInclusion actors in EU27

    RISSOLA Gabriel; Garrido, María

    2013-01-01

    This report present the results of an online survey that collect relevant data from almost 3,000 organisations working on eInclusion in 27 European countries, which is the first attempt in Europe to collect primary data from those actors. This research constitutes a building block of a larger project ‘Measuring the Impact of eInclusion Actors on Digital Literacy, Skills and Inclusion goals of the Digital Agenda for Europe’ (MIREIA) , a policy-oriented research project which aims to better und...

  1. Pro Access 2010 Development

    Collins, Mark

    2011-01-01

    Pro Access 2010 Development is a fundamental resource for developing business applications that take advantage of the features of Access 2010 and the many sources of data available to your business. In this book, you'll learn how to build database applications, create Web-based databases, develop macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) tools for Access applications, integrate Access with SharePoint and other business systems, and much more. Using a practical, hands-on approach, this book will take you through all the facets of developing Access-based solutions, such as data modeling, co

  2. Pro NuGet

    Balliauw, Maarten

    2014-01-01

    Pro NuGet will give you a solid, practical, understanding of both how to keep your software dependencies under control and what best-practices have been developed within the NuGet community to ensure long-term reliability. Whether you're working entirely with .NET assemblies or also using CSS, HTML and JavaScript files within your applications this book will show you how to manage their requirements smoothly and reliably.As sponsors of the NuGet project Microsoft have led the way in showing how NuGet can be used to great effect; showing how it is now virtually indispensable to anyone working w

  3. Pro Spring Batch

    Minella, Michael T

    2011-01-01

    Since its release, Spring Framework has transformed virtually every aspect of Java development including web applications, security, aspect-oriented programming, persistence, and messaging. Spring Batch, one of its newer additions, now brings the same familiar Spring idioms to batch processing. Spring Batch addresses the needs of any batch process, from the complex calculations performed in the biggest financial institutions to simple data migrations that occur with many software development projects. Pro Spring Batch is intended to answer three questions: *What? What is batch processing? What

  4. Pro Android Flash

    Chin, Stephen; Campesato, Oswald

    2011-01-01

    Did you know you can take your Flash skills beyond the browser, allowing you to make apps for Android, iOS and the BlackBerry Tablet OS? Build dynamic apps today starting with the easy-to-use Android smartphones and tablets. Then, take your app to other platforms without writing native code. Pro Android Flash is the definitive guide to building Flash and other rich Internet applications (RIAs) on the Android platform. It covers the most popular RIA frameworks for Android developers - Flash and Flex - and shows how to build rich, immersive user experiences on both Android smartphones and tablet

  5. Pro WCF 4

    Pathak, Nishith

    2011-01-01

    Pro WCF 4.0: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation is a complete guide to Windows Communication Foundation from the service-oriented architecture (SOA) perspective, showing you why WCF is important to service-oriented architecture and development. This book provides deep insight into the functionality of WCF, which shipped with .NET 4.0-like service discovery, routing service, simplified configuration, and other advanced features. Included in this title are informative examples that will aid the reader in understanding and implementing these important additions. This book also covers the unif

  6. Pro Linux System Administration

    Turnbull, James

    2009-01-01

    We can all be Linux experts, provided we invest the time in learning the craft of Linux administration. Pro Linux System Administration makes it easy for small to medium--sized businesses to enter the world of zero--cost software running on Linux and covers all the distros you might want to use, including Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS. Authors, and systems infrastructure experts James Turnbull, Peter Lieverdink, and Dennis Matotek take a layered, component--based approach to open source business systems, while training system administrators as the builders of business infrastructure. If

  7. Pro Spring Integration

    Lui, M; Chan, Andy; Long, Josh

    2011-01-01

    Pro Spring Integration is an authoritative book from the experts that guides you through the vast world of enterprise application integration (EAI) and application of the Spring Integration framework towards solving integration problems. The book is:. * An introduction to the concepts of enterprise application integration * A reference on building event-driven applications using Spring Integration * A guide to solving common integration problems using Spring Integration What makes this book unique is its coverage of contemporary technologies and real-world information, with a focus on common p

  8. Pro Android games

    Nardone, Massimo

    2016-01-01

    Combining actionable, real-world source code with graphics, Pro Android Games, Third Edition shows you how to build more sophisticated and addictive Android game apps with minimum effort. Harness the power of the latest Android 5.0 SDK to bring countless legendary, action-packed PC games to the Android platform. With actionable real-world source code, this one of a kind book shows you how to build more sophisticated and addictive Android game apps, by leveraging the power of the recent advancements found in the new Android 5.0 software development kit as well as those you've counted on in e

  9. Pro Spring security

    Scarioni, Carlo

    2013-01-01

    Security is a key element in the development of any non-trivial application. The Spring Security Framework provides a comprehensive set of functionalities to implement industry-standard authentication and authorization mechanisms for Java applications. Pro Spring Security will be a reference and advanced tutorial that will do the following: Guides you through the implementation of the security features for a Java web application by presenting consistent examples built from the ground-up. Demonstrates the different authentication and authorization methods to secure enterprise-level applications

  10. New Actors in Health Financing: Implications for a Donor Darling

    Denis Drechsler; Felix Zimmermann

    2007-01-01

    With concern about how to finance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) widespread, recent donor pledges to raise aid volumes are welcome. However, aid alone will not suffice – bringing in new actors and sources of development finance will be essential. In many developing countries, this is already happening, creating new opportunities and challenges for their governments and donors....

  11. Demystifying Facilitation of Multi-Actor Learning Processes

    Groot, A.E.

    2002-01-01

     This thesis aims to demystify the facilitation of participatory processes in order to improve the performance of the facilitation professional. As our society is increasingly recognised as pluralistic, characterised by multiple actors with different interests, values and perception

  12. Actor-Network Theory and Tourism : Ordering, materiality and multiplicity

    Duim, van der V.R.; Ren, C.; Jóhannesson, G.T.

    2012-01-01

    The recent surfacing of actor-network theory (ANT) in tourism studies correlates to a rising interest in understanding tourism as emergent thorough relational practice connecting cultures, natures and technologies in multifarious ways. Despite the widespread application of ANT across the social scie

  13. Researching the Habitus of Global Policy Actors in Education

    Lingard, Bob; Sellar, Sam; Baroutsis, Aspa

    2015-01-01

    This paper reprises the argument for the emergence of a global education policy field and then focuses on the shared habitus of global and national policy actors and technicians. It is argued that this shared habitus is constituted as a reflection of and a contribution to the creation of the global education policy field. Bourdieu's approach…

  14. Consumer culture theory (re)visits actor-network theory

    Bajde, Domen

    2013-01-01

    The vocabulary and tactics developed by actor-network theory (ANT) can shed light on several ontological and epistemological challenges faced by consumer culture theory. Rather than providing ready-made theories or methods, our translation of ANT puts forward a series of questions and propositions...

  15. Rezidence pro seniory

    Šafář, Petr

    2015-01-01

    Diplomová práce s názvem Rezidence pro seniory, je zpracována ve formě projektové dokumentace dle platných předpisů. Navržený objekt je situován na parcele č. 260/3 v obci Sadová. V budově se nachází část pro bydlení a kavárna. Jedná se o třípodlažní nepodsklepenou budovu s plochou střechou. Vstup do objektu a kavárny je řešen jako bezbariérový včetně parkovacích stání. Dům je vybaven výtahem. V každém patře je jeden byt řešen jako bezbariérový. Projekt je zpracován včetně statického posouzen...

  16. Conocimientos y practicas sobre el consumo de tabaco en estudiantes de pregrado de farmacia, Lima, Perú Conhecimentos e práticas sobre o consumo de tabaco entre estudantes de farmácia em Lima, Peru Knowledge and practice regarding tobacco use among pharmacy undergraduate students in Lima, Peru

    Delia Danjoy León

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue determinar los conocimientos y prácticas del consumo de tabaco en estudiantes de farmacia, según aspectos demográficos y académicos. Participaron 276 (55.2% estudiantes de farmacia de una universidad privada Peruana. Fue utilizada la Encuesta Global de Tabaco (GYTS para jóvenes. Se identificó una prevalencia de vida del tabaco de 93,7% en los hombres y en las mujeres de 77,6%. La prevalencia de vida para el alcohol fue de 70,8% y para las drogas ilegales de 14,1% (marihuana. Existe un elevado porcentaje de prevalencia de vida y de consumo actual de tabaco en esta muestra. La mayoría de los estudiantes inicio el uso a los 16 años. Existe una fuerte asociación entre el consumo de tabaco y el uso de esta droga por, al menos, uno de los padres; también está asociado a la exposición al humo dentro de la casa.O objetivo do estudo foi determinar os conhecimentos e as práticas do uso de tabaco entre estudantes de farmácia, segundo os aspectos sociodemográficos e acadêmicos. Participaram 276 (55,2% estudantes de farmácia de uma universidade privada peruana. Foi utilizada a Encuesta Global de Tabaco para jovens - GYTS. Identificou-se a prevalência do uso na vida de tabaco em 93,7% dos homens e 77,6% das mulheres. A idade de início do consumo ocorreu aos 16 anos. A prevalência de uso na vida para o álcool foi de 70,8% e, para as drogas ilegais, 14,1% para a maconha. Existe porcentagem elevada de estudantes que fizeram uso na vida e, ainda, consomem tabaco, nesta amostra. A maioria dos estudantes iniciou o uso de drogas aos 16 anos. Existe forte associação entre o consumo de tabaco entre os que possuem pelo menos um dos pais fumantes e a exposição ao fumo dentro de casa.The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge and the practices regarding tobacco consumption in pharmacy students according to their demographic and academic characteristics. The sample consisted of 276 (55.2% pharmacy students of

  17. VR/IS Lab Virtual Actor research overview

    Shawver, D.M.; Stansfield, S.

    1995-06-22

    This overview presents current research at Sandia National Laboratories in the Virtual Reality and Intelligent Simulation Lab. Into an existing distributed VR environment which we have been developing, and which provides shared immersion for multiple users, we are adding virtual actor support. The virtual actor support we are adding to this environment is intended to provide semi-autonomous actors, with oversight and high-level guiding control by a director/user, and to allow the overall action to be driven by a scenario. We present an overview of the environment into which our virtual actors will be added in Section 3, and discuss the direction of the Virtual Actor research itself in Section 4. We will briefly review related work in Section 2. First however we need to place the research in the context of what motivates it. The motivation for our construction of this environment, and the line of research associated with it, is based on a long-term program of providing support, through simulation, for situational training, by which we mean a type of training in which students learn to handle multiple situations or scenarios. In these situations, the student may encounter events ranging from the routine occurance to the rare emergency. Indeed, the appeal of such training systems is that they could allow the student to experience and develop effective responses for situations they would otherwise have no opportunity to practice, until they happened to encounter an actual occurance. Examples of the type of students for this kind of training would be security forces or emergency response forces. An example of the type of training scenario we would like to support is given in Section 4.2.

  18. Reestimación y actualización del costo económico en Argentina de la mortalidad atribuible al tabaco en adultos

    Conte Grand, Mariana

    2005-01-01

    Existe amplia evidencia científica que vincula al tabaquismo con la mortalidad. Para estimar el costo de la mortalidad anual atribuible al tabaco (MAT) para adultos en Argentina se utilizaron datos de prevalencia de consumo de fumadores y ex fumadores (SEDRONAR 2004), riesgos relativos de muerte por las patologías relevantes (Cancer Prevention Study II), muertes por dichas enfermedades (MSAL 2004) y el valor de la consecuente productividad perdida (EPH 2004). Se concluye que en el 2003, se pr...

  19. GÉNEROS BACTERIANOS DOMINANTES EN LOS ESTRATOS FOLIARES DEL TABACO CURADO PARA CAPAS. INFLUENCIA DE LA NICOTINA Y EL pH SOBRE SU DENSIDAD POBLACIONAL

    Yunior M. Morán Gómez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aunque las bacterias juegan un papel importante en el proceso fermentativo del tabaco, en Cuba no se han identificado los géneros presentes en el tabaco curado para capas, ni las variables que afectan a sus poblaciones. Este conocimiento pudiera contribuir al manejo de los procesos en los que estos microorganismos intervienen. El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la relación que existe entre la densidad poblacional de los géneros bacterianos dominantes en los diferentes estratos foliares de la planta de tabaco luego de la curación y la concentración de nicotina y los valores de pH en estos ambientes. Se realizó el aislamiento e identificación genérica de la microbiota bacteriana y se determinó el contenido de nicotina y el pH de las hojas de tabaco para cada estrato foliar. Las poblaciones de Bacillus en todos los estratos foliares siempre fueron superiores a otros géneros aislados como Staphylococcus y Arthrobacter . Desde los niveles foliares inferiores hasta los superiores el contenido de nicotina se incrementó significativamente, el pH mostró una ligera disminución (no significativa p<0,01 y disminuyó la densidad poblacional de bacterias de todos los géneros aislados. El modelo de regresión reveló que la disminución de la densidad poblacional de los géneros bacterianos que se aprecia al ascender por los diferentes niveles foliares estuvo más relacionada con el incremento de la concentración de nicotina en las hojas que con la variación del pH.

  20. Estimating the burden of smoking: premature mortality, morbidity, and costs Estimaciones de la carga debido al consumo de tabaco: mortalidad, morbilidad prematura, y costo

    Jonathan M Samet

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Estimation of the burden of disease attributable to smoking has now become standard in documenting the impact of the tobacco epidemic and in motivating tobacco control. This paper addresses the methods used to estimate the attributable burden of mortality and the related estimation of morbidity and economic costs. Estimates of attributable mortality and morbidity for the Americas range widely, reflecting the maturity of the tobacco epidemic. The estimates are highest for the United States, and lower for Mexico and other countries of the Americas.La medida del impacto de la epidemia de tabaquismo y la promoción del control del tabaco ha sido el estándar para estimar la carga total de enfermedades atribuible al consumo de tabaco. Este artículo estudia los métodos usados para estimar la mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco, así como su morbilidad y los costos económicos. La mortalidad y morbilidad atribuible para la población de los Estados Unidos varía ampliamente, lo que refleja la madurez de la epidemia de tabaquismo. Las estimaciones para los Estados Unidos son altas, y más bajas para México y otros países de América.

  1. Pro Android games

    Silva, Vladimir

    2012-01-01

    In the last few years, Android has progressed with the debut of better fonts, new User Interface and Experience (UI/UX) APIs, tablet considerations, multi-touch capabilities, multi-tasking, faster performance, improved battery management techniques, and now Google TV Android Apps for the Android game app developer repertoire.  With actionable real-world source, Pro Android Games, Second Edition shows you how to build more sophisticated and addictive Android games, by leveraging the power of these recent advancements found in the new Android Jelly Beans development platform as well as those you

  2. Mikrokontrolery pro BLDC motory

    Úlehla, Martin

    2008-01-01

    Diplomová práce pojednává o problematice řízení BLDC motorů (bezkartáčové stejnosměrné motory). Analyzuje dostupné mikrokontroléry a elektronické součástky na trhu, vhodné pro řízení BLDC motoru v podmínkách sériové výroby, problémy spojené s řízením motoru v rozličných provozních podmínkách a další pomocné metody (synchronizace, dynamické brzdění, rekuperace, konstantní otáčky).

  3. Software pro podporu webhostingu

    Hula, Miroslav

    2009-01-01

    Cílem práce je vytvořit software pro podporu webhostingu, což znamená,  vytvořit systém umožňující uživatelům si vytvářet vlastní subdomény v doméně, vyžívat emailové služby, vytvářet zabezpečení přístupu k FTP serveru a  databázovému serveru. Obsluha uživatelských služeb musí probíhat pomocí grafického uživatelského rozhraní podobně, jako samotná registrace do tohoto systému.

  4. The legislative actor in the Nobel era: Quo Vadis EU?

    Ana Isabel Xavier

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The idea of a political union, as well as an economic union of Europe, beyond free circulation of persons, goods and services, has always been included in the ideals of the building of Europe. However, its de jure formalization only occurs on November 1, 1993, when the Treaty of Maastricht is in force and a new political and strategic actor is in place: the European Union (EU. Since then, literature has "defined" the European Union in order to clearly establish what this UPO - Unidentified Political Object (an expression by Jacques Delors in the 1990s - is or what it can be. One of the ideas which has been a focus of discussion is that of "legislative actor" (Manners, 2001; 2002, which claims that the European Union has progressed towards normativity, both internally as well as externally, to its close neighbors and its relations with the rest of the world. This paper aims to contribute to the discussion on Europe's quality or condition to impose rules. We will begin by systematizing a series of achievements which, according to Manners, lead to the triangle democracy, Human Rights and good governance in the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon on December 13, 2007 and its entering in full force on December 1, 2009. However, this paper does not disregard the fact that the concept "legislative actor" has been (reworked and perfected by its author and other scholars due to criticism and empirical studies and has thus been altered, enhanced and argued against. Therefore, some concepts will be studied whose arguments will allow us to question the internal and external dimension of the actor European Union. We will also explore the symbolic power of the Union in the development of tools and capacity to be acknowledged as an actor able to face current threats and challenges but whose profile may not be different from other actors in international relations. Finally, we will discuss the impact of the EU having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012 on

  5. Balancing influence between actors in healthcare decision making

    Babad Yair M

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Healthcare costs in most developed countries are not clearly linked to better patient and public health outcomes, but are rather associated with service delivery orientation. In the U.S. this has resulted in large variation in healthcare availability and use, increased cost, reduced employer participation in health insurance programs, and reduced overall population health outcomes. Recent U.S. healthcare reform legislation addresses only some of these issues. Other countries face similar healthcare issues. Discussion A major goal of healthcare is to enhance patient health outcomes. This objective is not realized in many countries because incentives and structures are currently not aligned for maximizing population health. The misalignment occurs because of the competing interests between "actors" in healthcare. In a simplified model these are individuals motivated to enhance their own health; enterprises (including a mix of nonprofit, for profit and government providers, payers, and suppliers, etc. motivated by profit, political, organizational and other forces; and government which often acts in the conflicting roles of a healthcare payer and provider in addition to its role as the representative and protector of the people. An imbalance exists between the actors, due to the resources and information control of the enterprise and government actors relative to the individual and the public. Failure to use effective preventive interventions is perhaps the best example of the misalignment of incentives. We consider the current Pareto efficient balance between the actors in relation to the Pareto frontier, and show that a significant change in the healthcare market requires major changes in the utilities of the enterprise and government actors. Summary A variety of actions are necessary for maximizing population health within the constraints of available resources and the current balance between the actors. These actions include

  6. Smoking cessation and associated factors during pregnancy Cese del consumo de tabaco durante el embarazo y factores asociados

    Matías Torrent

    2004-06-01

    ía los siguientes aspectos: hábito tabáquico de la mujer y de su compañero, datos demográficos, ocupación, nivel de estudios, número de hijos previos, lactancia materna, consumo de alcohol e historia de asma y otras enfermedades alérgicas. Resultados: Entre las 3 cohortes se incluyó a un total de 1.572 mujeres. Antes del embarazo, el porcentaje de mujeres fumadoras fue mayor en Barcelona (46,2% que en Menorca (39,8% o Ashford (31,6%. Las tasas de abandono del hábito tabáquico en relación con el embarazo también variaron en cada cohorte, de manera que durante el primer trimestre de embarazo continuaron fumando el 18% en Ashford, el 20,4% en Menorca y el 31,9% en Barcelona. En un modelo de regresión múltiple, tener hijos previos, que el compañero sea fumador y haber empezado a fumar más joven muestran una asociación (negativa con la probabilidad de abandonar el tabaco en relación con el embarazo. Conclusiones: El consumo de tabaco antes y durante el embarazo muestra importantes diferencias en las 3 comunidades estudiadas. Las mujeres en su primer embarazo, que empezaron a fumar más tardíamente y cuyo compañero no fuma son las que con mayor frecuencia abandonan el tabaco al quedarse embarazadas.

  7. El consumo de tabaco en los hogares en México: resultados de la Encuesta de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares,1984-2000

    Luis Alonso Vázquez-Segovia

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Analizar algunos de los determinantes del consumo de tabaco en los hogares en México. Material y métodos. Los datos provienen de la Encuesta Nacional de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares (1984-2000. El análisis se realizó en dos periodos: 1984-1992 y 1994-2000. Las posibilidades de consumo de tabaco en hogares (PCTH fueron estimadas mediante un modelo de regresión logística. Resultados. La PCTH durante el primer periodo fue superior a dos veces a partir del decil 6 (RM=2.03, IC 95%, 2.03-2.04 y durante el segundo periodo a partir del decil 8 (RM=2.06, IC 95%, 2.05-2.07. Los hogares del decil 1 gastaron en promedio de 9 a 22% de sus ingresos en tabaco; casi todos los hogares del decil 10, solamente 1%. Conclusiones. Los hogares con mayores ingresos consumieron más tabaco que los hogares de menores ingresos, sin embargo, los hogares de más bajos ingresos destinaron un porcentaje más importante de éstos al consumo de tabaco.Objective. To analyze selected determinants of tobacco consumption in Mexican homes. Material and Methods. Data from the National Household Income and Expenditure Survey, 1984-2000, were analyzed. The analysis was conducted for the years 1984-1992 and 1994-2000. The likelihood of tobacco consumption in households was estimated with a logistic regression model. Results. Tobacco consumption during the first period was two times more likely from decile six (OR=2.03, 95%, CI: 2.03-2.04 and during the second period from decile eight (OR=2.06, 95%, CI: 2.05-2.07. Households from decile one spent on average 9-22% of their income on tobacco; almost all of the households from decile ten spent only 1% of their income on tobacco. Conclusions. Households with higher income consumed more tobacco than households with low income; nevertheless, households with the lowest income devoted a greater proportion of income to tobacco consumption.

  8. Widening the scope? How intermediary actors can shape energy consumption

    Maneschi, Davide

    2013-01-01

    , socio-technical systems, governance in the water sector and, although limitedly, in the explanation of aspects related to consumption and energy use. Building on the framework given by the review, the paper presents a case study to provide a real-life example of how intermediaries can favor the more......This paper deals with energy consumption in the residential sector and with the implementation of measures to reduce it. While most research dealing with energy consumption has targeted factors and drivers at the individual user level, more recent works have highlighted collective aspects of...... (energy) consumption, both to explain the resilience of consumption patterns and to identify leverage points for the reduction of energy use. One understudied aspect of this discussion is the way “intermediary” actors – those actors who are neither policy makers, nor users, nor energy providers...

  9. Semantics for Communicating Actors with Interdependent Real-Time Deadlines

    Knoll, Istvan; Ravn, Anders Peter; Skou, Arne

    2009-01-01

    Models of embedded systems with communicating actors and deadlines offer abstraction and encapsulation of related functionality, but their behavior is complex. Verification is therefore difficult and requires a combination of simulation, model checking and testing tools. In order to rely on the...... results, these tools must use consistent semantics for the model. Yet, a monolithic semantic model is just as complex as the entity it describes. In order to circumvent this issue, we define a three level semantics giving independent definitions of the functionality of actors, the temporal properties of...... independent specialized verification tools. The verification task for timed, hybrid systems can thus be divided into the continuous, discrete, and timing domains with automated translation to specialized tools, and this promises better scalability than simulation or model checking of one complex model....

  10. Engaging Actors in Co-Designing Heterogeneous Innovations

    Jørgensen, Ulrik; Lindegaard, Hanne; Rosenqvist, Tanja Schultz

    In this paper we share and analyze our experiences staging a co-design process in which we through different interventions engage important actors in designing. Our experiences are taking from an innovation and research project about user-involvement in textile design processes. As the project...... focused on textiles role in healing hospital environments, the co-design process analyzed is a process of designing textile products for these environments. During the co-design process we engaged architects, engineers and textile designers. The focus in this paper is specifically on the challenges...... related to translating and transporting the results of these different events due to the institutional and professional framing of projects and design processes. We are analyzing these through an actor network approach and use the translation term to describe how the participants slowly became engaged in...

  11. Chinas carbon-intensity target: climate actors and policy developments

    Stensdal, Iselin

    2012-11-01

    China has become the largest GHG emitting country, and announced in 2009 its first policy objective measured in carbon emissions. The carbon-intensity target is to reduce the carbon intensity by 40-45 % by 2020 compared to 200 levels. Since then there has been further policy developments in order to attain the reduction carbon intensity and steer China towards a low-carbon development. The 12th 5-year plan (2011-2015) is strong on incentives for reducing China's carbon intensity such as energy conservation measures and the establishment of new market-based mechanisms. While the central government forms the policies, the implementation is dependent on a range of actors. In addition to the climate change bureaucracy, the positive forces and actors on GHG mitigation is presented. All in all, there are promising developments in China for the years to come.(auth)

  12. Importance of Actors and Agency in Sustainability Transitions: A Systematic Exploration of the Literature

    Lisa-Britt Fischer

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the role of actors and agency in the literature on sustainability transitions. We reviewed 386 journal articles on transition management and sustainability transitions listed in Scopus from 1995 to 2014. We investigate the thesis that actors have been neglected in this literature in favor of more abstract system concepts. Results show that this thesis cannot be confirmed on a general level. Rather, we find a variety of different approaches, depending on the systemic level, for clustering actors and agency as niche, regime, and landscape actors; the societal realm; different levels of governance; and intermediaries. We also differentiate between supporting and opposing actors. We find that actor roles in transitions are erratic, since their roles can change over the course of time, and that actors can belong to different categories. We conclude by providing recommendations for a comprehensive typology of actors in sustainability transitions.

  13. The role of HR actors in knowledge networks

    Nada Zupan; Robert Kaše

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – The paper aims to examine structural positions of individuals, especially HR actors (line managers and HR specialists) within relational networks for creating and sharing knowledge and to explore implications for designing and implementing HR practices in knowledge-intensive firms (KIF). Design/methodology/approach – This article used exploratory research design conducting a single case study of a KIF. Social network analysis (SNA) – network centrality measures and visualization too...

  14. The Grenelle de l'Environnement - actors, discourses, effects

    This document proposes an abstract of a collective publication which aimed at assessing the effects of the French environmental policy 'Grenelle de l'Environnement', its methodological originality and its consequences in terms of environmental public policies. The authors propose a sociological analysis of the about thousand five hundred involved actors, a thorough analysis of discourses, and an inventory of effects in three specific fields

  15. Demystifying Facilitation of Multi-Actor Learning Processes

    Groot, A.E.

    2002-01-01

     This thesis aims to demystify the facilitation of participatory processes in order to improve the performance of the facilitation professional. As our society is increasingly recognised as pluralistic, characterised by multiple actors with different interests, values and perceptions, participation has become a popular means of bringing about social and technical change. Across the globe, whether in agricultural development, poverty alleviation, natural resource management, health promotion o...

  16. Actor Bonds in Situations of Discontinuous Business Activities

    Skaates, Maria Anne

    2000-01-01

    Demand in many industrial buying situations, e.g. project purchases or procurement related to virtual organizations, is discontinuous. In situations of discontinuity, networks are often more of an ad hos informational and social nature, as strong activity and resource links are not present...... the institutional concept of the "field". Finally this paper introduces the concept of "social capital" (Bourdieu, 1983) and discusses whether it can be used to conceptualize the dynamic features of actor bonds in situations of discontinuity....

  17. An Actor-Critic Algorithm for Sequence Prediction

    Bahdanau, Dzmitry; Brakel, Philemon; Xu, Kelvin; Goyal, Anirudh; Lowe, Ryan; Pineau, Joelle; Courville, Aaron; Bengio, Yoshua

    2016-01-01

    We present an approach to training neural networks to generate sequences using actor-critic methods from reinforcement learning (RL). Current log-likelihood training methods are limited by the discrepancy between their training and testing modes, as models must generate tokens conditioned on their previous guesses rather than the ground-truth tokens. We address this problem by introducing a \\textit{critic} network that is trained to predict the value of an output token, given the policy of an...

  18. Biomass markets. Growth strategy and challenges for French actors

    This study comprises three reports. The first one is an executive summary which focuses on the main aspects of the evolution of the activity in the biomass sector, and highlights factors of change and their strategic consequences. The second one proposes an overview of the situation of biomass French markets, analyses growth strategies adopted by actors of the biomass sector (development of new production capacities, international growth, development of strategies based on several energies, diversification of prospects, innovation and improvement of installation efficiency), and discusses the main strategic challenges on the medium term. The third report proposes a presentation of the context of French biomass markets (political, regulatory and energetic framework, energetic assessment and assessment of the waste-based sector, economic context, housing stock, and other contextual factors), a presentation of the biomass French market (data for 2005-2013, dynamics of three specific segments: solid biomass, renewable urban wastes, and biogas), and a description of the competitive landscape (economic structure, actors) and of the 15 main actors

  19. The European Union as a Comprehensive Police Actor

    Stephen Anthony Rozée

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The European Union (EU has responded to changing security threats by seeking to increase cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of the Member States, granting further powers to Europol and other intelligence-sharing institutions, and by undertaking police missions beyond EU borders. The literature relating to EU policing is generally focused on the ‘internal’ and ‘external’ dimensions, or on specific aspects of police activity. This tendency to concentrate on narrow or isolated areas of policing has led to a significant gap regarding the broader analysis of the EU as a comprehensive police actor. Important questions about the nature of EU policing as a whole, as well as the contribution of policing activities to the EU’s security agenda, remain unexplored in the literature. This article aims to define what is meant by ‘comprehensive policing’ and to indentify criteria by which the comprehensiveness of EU-level policing may be measured. In addition to this, an integrated actorness/police comprehensiveness framework will be presented as a tool for assessing the EU as a comprehensive police actor.

  20. Multidimensionality of Actors in Business Networks: The Influence of Social Action in Pharmacy Networks in Finland

    Steinby, Camilla

    2009-01-01

    In the markets-as-networks approach business networks are conceived as dynamic actor structures, giving focus to exchange relationships and actors’ capabilities to control and co-ordinate activities and resources. Researchers have shared an understanding that actors’ actions are crucial for the development of business networks and for network dynamics. However, researchers have mainly studied firms as business actors and excluded individuals, although both firms and individuals can be see...

  1. Trust in social actors and attitudes towards genetically modified organisms in Slovenia:

    Erjavec, Karmen; Hafner-Fink, Mitja; Uhan, Samo; Zajc, Jožica

    2013-01-01

    This article tries to fulfil the research gap left by the fact that no study to date has examined how trust in social actors affects attitudes towards genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Therefore, two key hypotheses were posited: a) trust in social actors is a more important factor of attitudes towards GMOs than knowledge about GMOs; and b) trust in certain social actors is a more important factor than trust in other social actors. Telephone survey data of adult Slovenians were used. The ...

  2. Trust in social actors and attitudes towards genetically modified organisms in Slovenia

    Karmen Erjavec; Jožica Zajc; Mitja Hafner Fink; Samo Uhan

    2013-01-01

    This article tries to fulfil the research gap left by the fact that no study to date has examined how trust in social actors affects attitudes towards genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Therefore, two key hypotheses were posited: a) trust in social actors is a more important factor of attitudes towards GMOs than knowledge about GMOs; and b) trust in certain social actors is a more important factor than trust in other social actors. Telephone survey data of adult Slovenians were used. The ...

  3. A Low-cost System for Generating Near-realistic Virtual Actors

    Afifi, Mahmoud; Hussain, Khaled F.; Ibrahim, Hosny M.; Omar, Nagwa M.

    2015-06-01

    Generating virtual actors is one of the most challenging fields in computer graphics. The reconstruction of a realistic virtual actor has been paid attention by the academic research and the film industry to generate human-like virtual actors. Many movies were acted by human-like virtual actors, where the audience cannot distinguish between real and virtual actors. The synthesis of realistic virtual actors is considered a complex process. Many techniques are used to generate a realistic virtual actor; however they usually require expensive hardware equipment. In this paper, a low-cost system that generates near-realistic virtual actors is presented. The facial features of the real actor are blended with a virtual head that is attached to the actor's body. Comparing with other techniques that generate virtual actors, the proposed system is considered a low-cost system that requires only one camera that records the scene without using any expensive hardware equipment. The results of our system show that the system generates good near-realistic virtual actors that can be used on many applications.

  4. Cognitively Central Actors and Their Personal Networks in an Energy Efficiency Training Program

    Hytönen, Kaisa; Palonen, Tuire; Hakkarainen, Kai

    2014-01-01

    This article aims to examine cognitively central actors and their personal networks in the emerging field of energy efficiency. Cognitively central actors are frequently sought for professional advice by other actors and, therefore, they are positioned in the middle of a social network. They often are important knowledge resources, especially in…

  5. Who Needs What? Some Thoughts on the Possibility of Using Psychology in Actor Training.

    Vulova, Marina

    2001-01-01

    Contends that the aim of professional actor training is to reveal and develop an actor's individuality. Proposes that the responsibility of drama teachers is to lead training in such away that students feel accepted, understood, and respected. Proposes that psychodrama is the most appropriate method for student and professional actors' personal…

  6. A Kind of Adaptive Fuzzy Actor-Critic Learning%一种自适应模糊Actor-Critic学习

    王雪松; 程玉虎; 易建强

    2006-01-01

    提出一种基于模糊RBF网络的自适应模糊Actor-Critic学习.采用一个模糊RBF神经网络同时逼近Actor的动作函数和Critic的值函数,解决状态空间泛化中易出现的"维数灾"问题.模糊RBF网络能够根据环境状态和被控对象特性的变化进行网络结构和参数的自适应学习,使得网络结构更加紧凑,整个模糊Actor-Critic学习具有泛化性能好、控制结构简单和学习效率高的特点.Mountain Car的仿真结果验证了所提方法的有效性.

  7. Innovation in the plural of the alpine cre-actors

    Andréa Finger-Stich

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The capacity to innovate for a sustainable development of alpine territories cannot depend only on economic, legal and political conditions defined by the State at national and international levels. It depends also on local conditions that situate historically and geographically the actors in a continuity of social and ecological relationships. This approach highlights the collective – thus organisational – dimensions of the innovation process, including the imagination, the development, the implementation and even the diffusion of a new practice. Our point of view is that for contributing to the sustainable development of the Alps, innovations need to change the ecological, political, social and cultural relationships engaging the actors in these territories. This change affects as much the object territory as the subject actor of the territory. This is why innovating in the Alps means also innovating the Alps and the alpine actors (Cosalp, 2008. Based on a research about local people’s participation in the management of alpine communal forests, the article shows the importance of local interactions involving actors of diverse occupation, gender, age and origins1.La capacité d’innovation pour un développement durable des territoires alpins ne peut dépendre uniquement de conditions économiques, légales et politiques définies par les Etats aux échelles nationale et internationale. Elle dépend aussi de conditions locales, qui situent historiquement et géographiquement les acteurs dans une continuité de relations sociales et écologiques. Cette perspective accentue l’importance de la dimension collective, donc organisationnelle, du processus d’innovation, allant de l’imagination, puis au développement, à la réalisation – voire la diffusion – d’une nouvelle pratique. Le point de vue de cet article est qu’une innovation, pour contribuer au développement durable des Alpes, doit changer les relations

  8. Pensando el “Plan Ceibal” desde la perspectiva de la Acción Pública y la Teoría del Actor-Red

    Silva Ramos, Mónica Elena Da; López Gallego, Laura

    2014-01-01

    En este artículo, pretendemos analizar y discutir el Plan Ceibal, desde la perspectiva de la Acción Pública y la Teoría del Actor-Red. Consideramos que el Plan Ceibal, implementado en el Uruguay a partir del 2007, ilustra el concepto de acción pública, ya que en él participan una multiplicidad de actores gubernamentales y no gubernamentales, a la vez que componentes humanos y no humanos. En este sentido, la Teoría del Actor- Red (TAR) aporta elementos para reflexionar en torno a la apropiació...

  9. Relación de agencia y monopolio. El caso del tabaco en España (1887-1986

    Eva Chamorro

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Los análisis históricos contables permiten evidenciar, bajo el marco de la teoría de la agencia, los conflictos de intereses que se producen en una organización. Nuestro objetivo, con un estudio longitudinal, basado en fuentes primarias, es comprobar cómo se regula una relación de agencia a través de contratos formales, y el papel que asume la contabilidad. El caso en el que nos basamos, y que puede ser una importante contribución en ese sentido, es el del arrendamiento del monopolio estatal del tabaco a una empresa privada, desde el inicio de la gestión (1887 hasta que empieza a desaparecer esta actividad monopolística (1986. Nuestros hallazgos ponen de manifiesto que los contratos establecidos permiten un gran control del principal sobre el agente y que no se cumplen todas las condiciones que deben darse para considerarlos «un buen acuerdo contractual». Por otro lado, la contabilidad aparece como un instrumento clave para el control del Estado sobre las empresas arrendatarias. Nuestra principal conclusión es que el agente es quien asume mayor riesgo en el arrendamiento, y el principal mantiene un comportamiento oportunista durante todo el periodo, lo que contradice los planteamientos más generalizados de la teoría y permite relajar sus asunciones iniciales.

  10. Consumo de alcohol, tabaco, cannabis y otras drogas en la adolescencia: efectos de la familia y peligro del barrio

    María C. Fuentes

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar los factores de protección o riesgo de los estilos educativos parentales para el consumo de alcohol, tabaco, cannabis y otras drogas, considerando la interacción de los estilos parentales con la peligrosidad del barrio. A partir de las respuestas de 628 adolescentes, 369 mujeres (58.8% y 259 hombres (41.2% entre 15 y 17 años (M = 16.03 años, DT = 0.79 años, se clasificaron las familias según el estilo educativo (autorizativo, indulgente, autoritario o negligente y el riesgo percibido en el barrio (alto o bajo. Los resultados no mostraron interacciones, pero sí efectos principales de los estilos educativos y del riesgo percibido. Los adolescentes de familias indulgentes mostraron el menor consumo en las sustancias evaluadas; mientras que los de familias autorizativas, autoritarias y negligentes mostraron un consumo mayor. Además, los adolescentes de barrios de alto riesgo mostraron el mayor consumo. El estilo educativo indulgente, actuando fundamentalmente mediante el afecto y no con la imposición, ejerce un factor protector independientemente de la peligrosidad del barrio. Se destaca la importancia de fomentar esta actuación parental en programas de prevención e intervención, promocionando estrategias educativas específicas que mejoren el afecto, la comunicación y la implicación parental.

  11. EL CONSUMO DE ALCOHOL, TABACO Y OTRAS DROGAS, COMO PARTE DEL ESTILO DE VIDA DE JÓVENES UNIVERSITARIOS

    Marcela Arrivigalla Quintero

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available El consumo de sustancias psicoactivas es una problemática creciente en la población juvenil. Éstas han empezado a tomar un papel central en su vida, en la medida en que cumplen una función “facilitadora†frente a situaciones aversivas en las que tienen poco sentido de control y eficacia personal. Como consecuencia, surgen alteraciones biológicas, comportamentales, cognitivas y emocionales en los jóvenes consumidores, afectando su modo de vivir y de quienes los rodean. En la investigación (Salazar, Arrivillaga y Gómez, 2002 se encontró, con relación al “consumo de Alcohol, Tabaco y otras Drogas†que los jóvenes tiene Estilos de Vida Poco Saludables y que no existe diferencia significativa entre quienes tienen prácticas saludables y quienes no las tienen, a pesar de tener creencias favorables en este sentido. Estos resultados conducen a la discusión sobre los focos y prioridades de intervención con jóvenes en una institución universitaria.

  12. Sharing, caring, and surveilling: an actor-partner interdependence model examination of Facebook relational maintenance strategies.

    McEwan, Bree

    2013-12-01

    Abstract Relational maintenance is connected to high quality friendships. Friendship maintenance behaviors may occur online via social networking sites. This study utilized an Actor-Partner Interdependence Model to examine how Facebook maintenance and surveillance affect friendship quality. Bryant and Marmo's (2012) Facebook maintenance scale was evaluated, revealing two factors: sharing and caring. Facebook surveillance was also measured. For friendship satisfaction and liking, significant positive actor and partner effects emerged for caring; significant negative actor, partner, and interaction effects emerged for sharing; and significant positive actor effects emerged for surveillance. For friendship closeness, significant positive actor effects emerged for caring and surveillance. PMID:23962125

  13. RadFlexPro Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Our proposed multilayered, flexible, graded Z radiation shielding, RadFlexPro, provides radiation protection for astronauts in EVA for NASA's future space missions....

  14. Profile Viewer (ProVu)

    Department of Transportation — ProVu is a viewer which allows Federal, State, and private industry users to electronically analyze standard motor carrier safety profile reports available from the...

  15. Backpack Smarts from A Pro

    ... page: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_160665.html Backpack Smarts From a Pro Overloaded carryalls injure thousands ... SATURDAY, Aug. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ill-fitting backpacks may put school children at risk for muscle ...

  16. CREMA-D: Crowd-sourced Emotional Multimodal Actors Dataset

    Cao, Houwei; Cooper, David G.; Keutmann, Michael K; Gur, Ruben C.; Nenkova, Ani; Verma, Ragini

    2014-01-01

    People convey their emotional state in their face and voice. We present an audio-visual data set uniquely suited for the study of multi-modal emotion expression and perception. The data set consists of facial and vocal emotional expressions in sentences spoken in a range of basic emotional states (happy, sad, anger, fear, disgust, and neutral). 7,442 clips of 91 actors with diverse ethnic backgrounds were rated by multiple raters in three modalities: audio, visual, and audio-visual. Categoric...

  17. Summary on main policies, funding mechanisms, actors and trends

    Kressler, Florian; Weiss, Lucas; Åkerman, Jonas;

    This document summarizes the output of WP 3 on policies, funding mechanisms, actors and trends relating the four thematic groups. Each thematic group examines one goal of the White Paper on Transport, published by the European Commission in 2011. The purpose of this document is to provide input f...... further work carried out in the project, especially the road-mapping exercises and the strategic outlook carried out in WP 6. The inputs for this document include information from a literature review and direct consultation with stakeholders....

  18. Actor-Network Theory: sensitive terms and enduring tensions

    Mol, A.

    2010-01-01

    ANT is not a "theory", or, if it is, then a "theory" does not necessarily offer a coherent framework, but may as well be an adaptable, open repository. A list of terms. A set of sensitivities. If ANT is a theory, then a theory helps to tell cases, draw contrasts, articulate silent layers, turn questions upside down, focus on the unexpected, add to one’s sensitivities, propose new terms, and shift stories from one context to another. In this presentation of "Actor Network Theory" the terms "ac...

  19. Construal level and free will beliefs shape perceptions of actors' proximal and distal intent.

    Plaks, Jason E; Robinson, Jeffrey S

    2015-01-01

    Two components of lay observers' calculus of moral judgment are proximal intent (the actor's mind is focused on performing the action) and distal intent (the actor's mind is focused on the broader goal). What causes observers to prioritize one form of intent over the other? The authors observed whether construal level (Studies 1-2) and beliefs about free will (Studies 3-4) would influence participants' sensitivity to the actor's proximal vs. distal intent. In four studies, participants read scenarios in which the actor's proximal and distal intent were independently manipulated. In Study 1, when only distal intent was present in the actor's mind, participants rated the psychologically distant actor more responsible than the psychologically near actor. In Study 2, when only distal intent was in the actor's mind, participants with a chronic high level of action identification rated the actor more responsible than did those with a low level of action identification. In both studies, when only proximal intent was in the actor's mind, construal level did not predict judgments of responsibility. In Study 3, when only proximal intent was present in the actor's mind, the more participants believed in free will, the more they rated the actor responsible. When only distal intent was in the actor's mind, free will belief did not influence ratings of responsibility. In Study 4, the same pattern emerged when free will/determinism beliefs were manipulated and the actor performed a positive (life-saving) act. The authors discuss how these results shed new light on the literatures on moral reasoning and psycho-legal theory. PMID:26106352

  20. Tobacco control in China: the dilemma between economic development and health improvement Control del tabaco en China: el dilema entre desarrollo económico y salud

    Hong Wang

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Although China's National People's Congress announced its decision to ratify the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC on Sunday, August 28, 2005, fundamental challenges to tobacco control still exist. A survey at the "No Smoking Day" on May 31, 2004 in China showed that over 73% of respondents do not think that human society will be able to get rid of the consumption of tobacco products. Although the prevalence of smoking declined 1.2% from 1996 to 2002, the absolute number of smokers increased by 30 million during this period. It is estimated that smoking prevalence will decline 10% in the next 25 years. However, due to the population increase, the total number of tobacco consumers will be about the same as today, which is 320 million. As long as the tobacco industry continues to be significant in overall economic development, and as long as the government continues to play a significant role in tobacco production, the debate between tobacco production and tobacco control will continue. Although China has already made significant efforts with regard to tobacco control, it is still in the beginning of its "long march" towards improving the population's health status by reducing tobacco consumption in China.A pesar de que el Congreso Nacional de la Población de China anunció su decisión de ratificar el Convenio Marco sobre Control de Tabaco (CMCT el domingo 28 de agosto del 2005, los desafíos fundamentales a dicho control todavía existen. El análisis de "Un día sin tabaco", llevado a cabo el 31 de mayo del 2004 en China, demostró que alrededor de 73% de los encuestados no piensan que la sociedad esté dispuesta a liberarse del consumo de los productos de tabaco. Aunque el predominio de fumadores disminuyó en 1.2% de 1996 al 2002, su número total se incrementó a 30 millones durante este periodo. Se estima que la prevalencia de fumadores disminuirá en un 10% en los próximos 25 años. Sin embargo, debido al aumento de la

  1. Alcohol, tabaco y deterioro cognoscitivo en adultos mexicanos mayores de 65 años Cognitive impairment and alcohol and cigarette consumption in Mexican adults older than 65 years

    Sara Gloria Aguilar-Navarro; Jorge Reyes-Guerrero; Guilherme Borgues

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Conocer la prevalencia del consumo de alcohol y tabaco y su asociación con deterioro cognoscitivo en la población mexicana mayor de 65 años. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se incluyeron 4 872 mayores de 65 años en la muestra del Estudio Nacional sobre Salud y Envejecimiento en México (ENASEM 2001). Se interrogó sobre el consumo de alcohol y tabaco. Para la clasificación de los sujetos con deterioro cognoscitivo, se utilizó la escala total de los diferentes dominios cognoscitivos. Se aplicaron ...

  2. Política fiscal y control del tabaco: una oportunidad única para beneficiar a la salud pública y al erario Fiscal policy and tobacco control: a unique opportunity to benefit public health and the public treasury

    Pedro Enrique Armendares; Luz Miriam Reynales Shigematsu

    2006-01-01

    Diversos estudios y análisis demuestran que el aumento en el precio del tabaco a través de los impuestos es una de las herramientas más eficientes dentro de una política integral de combate al tabaquismo. Los incrementos en los impuestos contribuyen a promover la cesación, a reducir el consumo y el número de muertes entre los adictos y a disminuir el número de personas que empiezan a fumar. Sin embargo, muchos gobiernos dudan en aplicar altos impuestos al tabaco por temor a posibles daños eco...

  3. Uso de alcohol y tabaco y variables cognitivo-motivacionales en el ámbito escolar: efectos sobre el rendimiento académico en adolescentes españoles

    Inglés, Cándido J.; María S. Torregrosa; Rodríguez-Marín, Jesús; García del Castillo, José A.; Gázquez, José J.; García Fernández, José Manuel; Delgado Domenech, Beatriz

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar: (a) la relación entre el consumo de tabaco y alcohol y el rendimiento académico y (b) la capacidad predictiva de los factores psicoeducativos y el abuso de alcohol y tabaco sobre el rendimiento académico en una muestra de 352 adolescentes españoles de 2º a 4º de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO). Para analizar las variables cognitivo-motivacionales se utilizaron el Self-Description Questionnaire-II, la Sydney Attribution Scale y el Achievement Go...

  4. Factores psicosociales asociados al uso de bebidas alcohólicas y tabaco en adolescentes tardíos de una universidad privada en Lima

    Cecilia Chau Pérez-Araníbar

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación tiene como objetivos principales evaluar las características del uso de bebidas alcohólicas y de tabaco, y los factores psicosociales asociados, en adolescentes que cursan el primer año de estudios en una universidad privada en Lima. Los resultados muestran que, entre los varones, la tasa de prevalencia de vida y de uso actual es mayor para el alcohol, siendo la cerveza la más utilizada. El patrón de consumo de las sustancias evaluadas de tipo social y recreativo. En relación a los aspectos psicosociales se encontraron tabaco, y los abstinentes totales o no usuarios de ambas sustancias. De los 466 adolescentes encuestados, sólo nueve reportaron que nunca habían usado bebidas alcohólicas ni tabaco (abstinentes totales o no usuarios y sólo un ocho por ciento de los encuestados reportó prevalencia de vida de sustancias psicoactivas ilícitas. This paper main objectives are to evaluate the characteristics of tobacco and alcoholic beverage consumption as well as associated psychosocial factors in 466 adolescent freshmen in a private university in Lima.We found life prevalence and current consumption rates are higher for alcohol among male students, being beer the most consumed alcohol beverage than other spirits. The pattern of consumption of these substances is social and recreational. With regard to psychosocial aspects, similarities were found between alcoholic beverages and tobacco consumers and nonconsumers or totally abstemious ones (neither alcohol nor tobacco. Only nine adolescents, out of 466, reported that they had never consumed alcoholic beverages nor tobacco (non-consumers and eight percent of the sample reported illegal psychoactive substance live prevalence.

  5. Análisis comparado del impacto de las políticas impositivas vía precio en el consumo de tabaco

    Pinilla J.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza cómo el aumento de los impuestos afecta a la demanda de productos derivados del tabaco, en especial a la demanda de cigarrillos. El análisis comparado de los estudios revisados demuestra que las subidas en los impuestos sobre el tabaco se traducen en un aumento de los precios de estos productos. La elasticidad precio de la demanda de cigarrillos en países de ingreso medio y bajo resulta el doble que la de los países de ingresos altos, alrededor de -0,4. Además, y como señal de la naturaleza adictiva de este tipo de consumo, esta demanda se presenta más elástica en el largo que en el corto plazo. El efecto de una subida en los impuestos del tabaco es mayor en los jóvenes, más sensibles a los precios que los fumadores adultos. La evidencia empírica para el caso español sitúa la elasticidad precio de la demanda de cigarrillos a corto plazo en un intervalo que oscila entre -0,5 y -0,3, similar a los encontrados en la bibliografía internacional. Estos datos no ofrecen perspectivas optimistas sobre la potencialidad de las medidas fiscales como herramienta de control del tabaquismo, más allá de sus efectos recaudatorios y compensadores de externalidades. Además, si se consideran las posibilidades de sustituciones entre marcas y el margen estratégico de la industria para compensar los efectos de los impuestos, reducir las demandas y alentar el contrabando, el panorama se presenta todavía más pesimista.

  6. Pro Kapital sihib ida suunas / Raigo Neudorf

    Neudorf, Raigo

    2007-01-01

    Peamiselt itaallastele kuuluv kinnisvaraarendaja Pro Kapital Group suunab edaspidi oma põhitegevuse Venemaale ja Ukrainasse, kuid jätkab kinnisvaraprojektide arendamisega Eestis ja Lätis. Vt. samas: Preatoni juhib Domina tegevust; Pro Kapital laiendab Kristiine keskust; Arco Vara juht kiidab Pro Kapitali ning nende projekte; Kümme aastat Pro Kapitali juhina

  7. Estudio económico y contable de la compañía general de tabacos de Filipinas: 1881-1922

    Bastida, Ramon (Bastida Bastús); Somoza López, Antonio; Vallverdú Calafell, Josep

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar la contabilidad de la empresa Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas a partir de la documentación depositada en el Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya (Archivo Nacional de Cataluña). El estudio tiene un horizonte temporal de cuarenta años, desde el momento de la fundación, 1881, hasta el año 1922. En una primera parte se estudian las actividades y evolución de la empresa, en concreto, como fue diversificando sus actividades y los problemas que esto le ocasion...

  8. Programa para fortalecer factores protectores que limitan el consumo de tabaco y alcohol en estudiantes de educación media

    Esparza Almanza Santiaga Enriqueta; Pillon Sandra Cristina

    2004-01-01

    Los programas dirigidos a adolescentes indican que las intervenciones más efectivas para prevenir el consumo de tabaco y alcohol incluyen entrenamiento en habilidades sociales. En el presente estudio se desarrolló una intervención educativa encaminada a fortalecer los factores protectores autoestima y asertividad, aplicando canales de prevención primaria. El Modelo de Etapas Motivacionales de Componentes Múltiples y la Teoría del Aprendizaje Social brindan sustento teórico al presente estudio...

  9. Factores psicosociales asociados al uso de bebidas alcohólicas y tabaco en adolescentes tardíos de una universidad privada en Lima

    Cecilia Chau Pérez-Araníbar

    2013-01-01

    Esta investigación tiene como objetivos principales evaluar las características del uso de bebidas alcohólicas y de tabaco, y los factores psicosociales asociados, en adolescentes que cursan el primer año de estudios en una universidad privada en Lima. Los resultados muestran que, entre los varones, la tasa de prevalencia de vida y de uso actual es mayor para el alcohol, siendo la cerveza la más utilizada. El patrón de consumo de las sustancias evaluadas de tipo social y recreativo. En relaci...

  10. Concentraciones de mercurio en leche de mujeres del noroeste de México: posible asociación a la dieta, tabaco y otros factores maternos

    Ramón Gaxiola-Robles

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar los niveles de mercurio total (THg en leche de mujeres del Noroeste de México y su posible asociación con factores maternos, la dieta y el tabaco. Método: El estudio se realizó en leches donadas por 108 mujeres de Baja California Sur. Se estratificaron en tres grupos de 36 donantes según el número de gesta. Se exploraron datos generales, hábito tabáquico, exposición al humo de tabaco ambiental, ingesta de mariscos y pescados. Los niveles de THg fueron cuantificados utilizando espectrofotometría de absorción atómica. La diferencia entres grupos se evaluó con estadística no paramétrica. Para explicar la posible asociación de las diferentes variables estudiadas y las concentraciones de THg en la leche, se realizaron modelos lineales generalizados. Resultados: Los niveles de THg fueron desde 1.23 µg/L en las primigestas (GI a 2,96µg/L para las mujeres con 3 o más gestas (GIII (p = 0,07. En el grupo de GI encontramos una concentración del THg 175% mayor (p = 0,02 entre las mujeres que no comen pescado, en comparación con las que si comen pescado. En el modelo lineal generalizado ajustado por las concentraciones de THg, las variables fueron: edad, número de embarazos, duración de la lactancia y exposición al tabaco (p < 0,05. Conclusiones: El consumo de pescado fue el factor que mejor ajustó los modelos en relación a los niveles de THg. El aporte de Hg por la dieta que se pudo asociar fue bajo, por lo que el consumo de pescado de las costas de Baja California Sur es seguro. El tabaco, incrementa las concentraciones de Hg en la leche materna, por lo que debe de limitarse su hábito durante el embarazo y la lactancia.

  11. O Problema do Trabalho Infantil na Agricultura familiar: o caso da produção de tabaco em Agudo-RS

    Joel Orlando Bevilaqua Marin; Sergio Schneider; Rafaela Vendruscolo; Silva, Carolina Braz de Castilho e

    2012-01-01

    O objetivo do artigo é analisar a emergência do problema do trabalho infantil no cultivo de tabaco em Agudo, desencadeado pela promulgação do Decreto n. 6.481/2008, que trata das piores formas de trabalho infantil. Os procedimentos metodológicos utilizados foram a revisão bibliográfica, pesquisa documental e um estudo de caso, realizado no município de Agudo, Rio Grande do Sul. No estudo de caso, procurou-se obter dados quantitativos e qualitativos, por meio de questionários e entrevistas abe...

  12. La hipnosis como intervención para la cesación del consumo de tabaco Hypnosis as Intervention for Smoking Cessation

    Catalina Ayala Corredor

    2010-01-01

    Introducción: El tabaquismo es una de las mayores causas de mortalidad en el mundo. Casi el 50% de los fumadores intentan dejarlo cada año, pero sólo un 7% tiene éxito. Las técnicas desarrolladas para la cesación del tabaco son múltiples e incluyen desde la consejería y terapias aversivas hasta manejos psicoterapéuticos estructurados y ayudas farmacológicas. Objetivo: Revisar la literatura disponible acerca de la hipnosis como técnica para dejar de fumar. Método: Búsqueda en Medline y Chocran...

  13. El control del tabaco, estrategia esencial para reducir las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles Tobacco control, a strategy to reduce non-communicable diseases

    Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu

    2012-01-01

    Cerca de dos terceras partes del total de muertes a nivel global son causadas por las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles. Se han recomendando cinco intervenciones prioritarias para disminuir esta tendencia: 1. Control del tabaco (la más urgente e inmediata), 2. Reducción del consumo de sal, 3. Mejoría en la dieta y actividad física, 4. Reducción del consumo peligroso de alcohol y 5. Acceso a los medicamentos esenciales y la tecnología. En relación con los padecimientos derivados del consu...

  14. SISTEMA DE CONTROL DE GESTIÓN CON ENFOQUE EN PROCESO, BASADO EN EL CUADRO DE MANDO INTEGRAL EN UNA EMPRESA DE PRODUCCIÓN DE TABACO

    Alicia Rodríguez Ocampo

    2009-01-01

    El Cuadro de Mando Integral es una herramienta novedosa y muy importante para la creación de sistemas de control de gestión en cualquier organización que en estos momentos se plantee la posibilidad de ser competitiva, es por eso que en la Empresa Productora de tabaco se diseñó un sistema de control de gestión de la calidad con enfoque en procesos, que utiliza como instrumento de control un Cuadro de Mando Integral con todo su sistema de Indicadores.

  15. Actors of Columbian drug trade : development and transformation

    Soňa Smolíková

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to portray the main shifts which have been taking place in Colombian drug scene since the 70’s up to the present especially in relation to actors of this business and form of their activity. At first the development of Colombian drug trade till the 80’s when two big cartels centered in Medellín and Cali arose will be briefly outlined. These cartels were able to control a great part of domestic drug trade and due to their enormous power represented serious threat to Colombian state. Thus the cartels declared open warfare with the state in the 80’s. After the cartels’ elimination in the middle of 90’s new actors represented by small drug organizations arose in Colombian drug scene. These small groups were dependent upon cooperation with foreign partners, especially with Mexican cartels. Ever more important role in drug business is played by Colombian left-wing guerilla groups which will be described in the next part of the article. The problem of right-wing paramilitary groups and their participation in Colombian drug trade will be mentioned as well.

  16. Chile. Actores Populares en la Protesta Nacional, 1983-1984

    Marisa REVILLA BLANCO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Los acontecimientos y los actores implicados en las movilizaciones producidas en Santiago de Chile en 1983-84, son el objeto de andlisis de este artículo. Tras una breve exposición del contexto económico y político, se describen los rasgos fundamentales y la evolución de las protestas. Del análisis de los hechos se deducen tres objetivos implícitos en las movilizaciones: recuperación de la identidad política y social, integración polltica de los excluidos y democracia. Los resultados son dispares; mientras en el plano político se produce una derrota, en lo referente a la expresividad de las acciones y al problema de la integración, las movilizaciones fueron exitosas.ABSTRACT: ThLs article focuses on the events and actors involved in the mobilizations tha took place in Santiago de Chile between 1983-1984. After a short exposition of the political and economic context, it describes the main characteristics and the protest's evolution. Three implicit objetives can be identified from the demostrations: the recovering of social and political identity, the political integration of the excluded people and democracy. The results are inequal; while on the political level a defeat ocurs, with regard to the expressiveness of the actions and the integration's problem, the mobilizations were successful.

  17. What about the "actor's formant" in actresses' voices?

    Master, Suely; De Biase, Noemi Grigolleto; Madureira, Sandra

    2012-05-01

    Spectrographic analysis of male actors' voices showed a cluster, the "actor's formant" (AF), which is related to the perception of good and projected voice quality. To date, similar phenomena have not been described in the voices of actresses. Therefore, the objective of the current investigation was to compare actresses' and nonactresses' voices through acoustic analysis to verify the existence of the "AF" cluster or the strategies used to produce the performing voice. Thirty actresses and 30 nonactresses volunteered as subjects in the present study. All subjects read a 40-second text at both habitual and loud levels. Praat (v.5.1) was then used to analyze equivalent sound pressure level (Leq), speaking fundamental frequency (SFF), and in the long-term average spectrum window, the difference between the amplitude level of the fundamental frequency and first formant (L1-L0), the spectral tilt (alpha ratio), and the amplitude and frequency of the "AF" region. Significant differences between the groups, in both levels, were observed for SFF and L1-L0, with actresses presenting lower values. There were no significant differences between groups for Leq or alpha ratio at either level. There was no evidence of an "AF" cluster in the actresses' voices. Voice projection for this group of actresses seemed to be mainly a result of a laryngeal setting instead of vocal tract resonances. PMID:21376530

  18. Identidad, escritura, performance: Marco Paolini, actor y autor

    Simone Soriani

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Marco Paolini es uno de los más representativos actores y autores del llamado "teatro di narrazione". El presente artículo pretende acercarse a algunos aspectos centrales de su poética en tanto actor y escritor, tales como los complejos y articulados procesos a través de los cuales llega a un (más o menos definitivo texto escrito; la fuerte relación que establece entre él y su público, a quien Paolini siempre se dirige consciente y explícitamente con gags y "bromas" en ocasiones tomados de la tradición del teatro popular italiano; o el "lenguaje del cuerpo" que Paolini pone en práctica en el escenario y en las páginas de sus libros publicados, en el que (de un modo personal mezcla el italiano, dialectos venecianos y ecos de poetas y escritores de la tradición literaria italiana.

  19. Song Perception by Professional Singers and Actors: An MEG Study.

    Rosslau, Ken; Herholz, Sibylle C; Knief, Arne; Ortmann, Magdalene; Deuster, Dirk; Schmidt, Claus-Michael; Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Antoinetteam; Pantev, Christo; Dobel, Christian

    2016-01-01

    The cortical correlates of speech and music perception are essentially overlapping, and the specific effects of different types of training on these networks remain unknown. We compared two groups of vocally trained professionals for music and speech, singers and actors, using recited and sung rhyme sequences from German art songs with semantic and/ or prosodic/melodic violations (i.e. violations of pitch) of the last word, in order to measure the evoked activation in a magnetoencephalographic (MEG) experiment. MEG data confirmed the existence of intertwined networks for the sung and spoken modality in an early time window after word violation. In essence for this early response, higher activity was measured after melodic/prosodic than semantic violations in predominantly right temporal areas. For singers as well as for actors, modality-specific effects were evident in predominantly left-temporal lateralized activity after semantic expectancy violations in the spoken modality, and right-dominant temporal activity in response to melodic violations in the sung modality. As an indication of a special group-dependent audiation process, higher neuronal activity for singers appeared in a late time window in right temporal and left parietal areas, both after the recited and the sung sequences. PMID:26863437

  20. Understanding Health Information Seeking from an Actor-Centric Perspective.

    Batchelor, Simon; Waldman, Linda; Bloom, Gerry; Rasheed, Sabrina; Scott, Nigel; Ahmed, Tanvir; Khan, Nazib Uz Zaman; Sharmin, Tamanna

    2015-07-01

    This paper presents a conceptual approach for discussing health information seeking among poor households in Africa and Asia. This approach is part of a larger research endeavor aimed at understanding how health systems are adapting; with possibilities and constraints emerging. These health systems can be found in a context of the changing relationships between states, markets and civil society in low and middle income countries. The paper starts from an understanding of the health sector as a "health knowledge economy", organized to provide people with access to knowledge and advice. The use of the term "health knowledge economy" draws attention to the ways the health sector is part of a broader knowledge economy changing the way individuals and households obtain and use specialist information. The paper integrates an actor centric approach with the theory of planned behavior. It seeks to identify the actors engaged in the health knowledge economy as a precursor to longer term studies on the uptake of innovations integrating health services with mobile phones, commonly designated as mHealth, contributing to an understanding of the potential vulnerabilities of poor people, and highlighting possible dangers if providers of health information and advice are strongly influenced by interest groups. PMID:26184275

  1. Spain and Mediterranean Security Governance: Neighbours, Spaces and Actors

    Sarah Wolff

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The 1999 Tampere Summit marked the start of the development of the external dimension of the European Union’s policy of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA. This external dimension has been reflected in the inclusion of JHA in agreements with third countries, and particularly with Mediterranean countries. Furthermore, the European NeighbourhoodPolicy (ENP, in addition to bilateral and multilateral programmes, confirmed the transformation of the JHA policy into one of the EU’s foreign policy objectives. In the light of this evolution, this article examines Spain’s role in the development of the Mediterraneandimension of the JHA policy: firstly, it covers the stance of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero’s government toward the JHA policy and its external dimension; secondly, it explores the new parameters of governance in the area of security and the Spanish case through three main factors: the neighbours, spaces and actors that define this governance. Lastly, and within a context of a multiplicity of governance actors on security, it focuses on the Canary Islands,which have acquired a central importance with respect to the management of borders and the policy of development for Africa. The analysis of this period helps to explain the new security perceptions that define Spain’s policy in the Mediterranean.

  2. Action adaptation during natural unfolding social scenes influences action recognition and inferences made about actor beliefs.

    Keefe, Bruce D; Wincenciak, Joanna; Jellema, Tjeerd; Ward, James W; Barraclough, Nick E

    2016-07-01

    When observing another individual's actions, we can both recognize their actions and infer their beliefs concerning the physical and social environment. The extent to which visual adaptation influences action recognition and conceptually later stages of processing involved in deriving the belief state of the actor remains unknown. To explore this we used virtual reality (life-size photorealistic actors presented in stereoscopic three dimensions) to see how visual adaptation influences the perception of individuals in naturally unfolding social scenes at increasingly higher levels of action understanding. We presented scenes in which one actor picked up boxes (of varying number and weight), after which a second actor picked up a single box. Adaptation to the first actor's behavior systematically changed perception of the second actor. Aftereffects increased with the duration of the first actor's behavior, declined exponentially over time, and were independent of view direction. Inferences about the second actor's expectation of box weight were also distorted by adaptation to the first actor. Distortions in action recognition and actor expectations did not, however, extend across different actions, indicating that adaptation is not acting at an action-independent abstract level but rather at an action-dependent level. We conclude that although adaptation influences more complex inferences about belief states of individuals, this is likely to be a result of adaptation at an earlier action recognition stage rather than adaptation operating at a higher, more abstract level in mentalizing or simulation systems. PMID:27472496

  3. Structural analysis of the Tabaco anticline, Cerrejón open-cast coal mine, Colombia, South America

    Cardozo, Néstor; Montes, Camilo; Marín, Dora; Gutierrez, Iván; Palencia, Alejandro

    2016-06-01

    The Tabaco anticline is a 15 km long, south plunging, east-vergent anticline in northern Colombia, close to the transpressional collisional margin between the Caribbean and South American plates. In the Cerrejón open-cast coal mine, systematic mapping of coal seams in the middle to upper Paleocene Cerrejón Formation has yielded an exceptional dataset consisting of 10 horizontal slices (sea level to 90 m elevation, regularly spaced at 10 m intervals) through the anticline. Coal seams and fault traces in these slices are used to construct a 3D model of the anticline. This 3D model shows tighter folds within lower coal seams, NW-vergent thrusts and related folds on the gentler western limb, and strike-slip faults on the steeper eastern limb. Fault slip-tendency analysis is used to infer that these two faulting styles resulted from two different stress fields: an earlier one consistent with thrusting and uplift of the Perijá range, and a later one consistent with strike-slip faulting (Oca, Ranchería and Samán faults). Our preferred interpretation is that the anticline developed its eastern vergence during the early stages (late Paleocene-early Eocene) of tilting of the Santa Marta massif. Later NW-vergent thrusting on the western limb (early to middle Eocene) was related to western propagation of the Perijá thrust system. These results contribute to the understanding of the structural evolution of the area. They are also a good example of the complex interplay between detachment folding, thrusting, and strike-slip faulting during the growth of a km-size fold in a transpressive setting.

  4. ProC: Process Coordinator

    Planck software Team

    2016-01-01

    ProC (short for Process Coordinator) is a versatile workflow engine that allows the user to build, run and manage workflows with just a few clicks. It automatically documents every processing step, making every modification to data reproducible. ProC provides a graphical user interface for constructing complex data processing workflows out of a given set of computer programs. The user can, for example, specify that only data products which are affected by a change in the input data are updated selectively, avoiding unnecessary computations. The ProC suite is flexible and satisfies basic needs of data processing centers that have to be able to restructure their data processing along with the development of a project.

  5. Protocol for ADDITION-PRO

    Johansen, Nanna Borup; Hansen, Anne-Louise Smidt; Jensen, Troels M;

    2012-01-01

    disease and microvascular diabetic complications. We also require a better understanding of the mechanisms that underlie and drive early changes in cardiometabolic physiology. The ADDITION-PRO study was designed to address these issues among individuals at different levels of diabetes risk recruited from...... Danish primary care. METHODS/DESIGN: ADDITION-PRO is a population-based, longitudinal cohort study of individuals at high risk for diabetes. 16,136 eligible individuals were identified at high risk following participation in a stepwise screening programme in Danish general practice between 2001 and 2006...... assessment included detailed measurement of anthropometry, body composition, biochemistry, physical activity and cardiovascular risk factors including aortic stiffness and central blood pressure. All ADDITION-PRO participants are being followed for incident cardiovascular disease and death. DISCUSSION: The...

  6. FileMaker Pro 9

    Coffey, Geoff

    2007-01-01

    FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual is the clear, thorough and accessible guide to the latest version of this popular desktop database program. FileMaker Pro lets you do almost anything with the information you give it. You can print corporate reports, plan your retirement, or run a small country -- if you know what you're doing. This book helps non-technical folks like you get in, get your database built, and get the results you need. Pronto.The new edition gives novices and experienced users the scoop on versions 8.5 and 9. It offers complete coverage of timesaving new features such as the Q

  7. Pro Engineerin NC-ohjelmointi

    Tervo, Toni

    2003-01-01

    Insinöörityön ensisijaisena tavoitteena oli selvittää NC-ohjelman luonti Pro Engineerillä ja dokumentoida prosessi. Työssä tutustuttiin Pro Engineerin Manufacture-toimintoon, jonka avulla työstöratojen määrittely sekä niiden simulointi on mahdollista. Toissijaisena tavoitteena oli luoda NC-ohjelma valitulle kappaleelle ja yrittää koneistaa se koulun NC-koneella. Työssä selvitettiin NC-ohjelman luonnin kaikista vaiheista tärkeimmät asiat toimivan ohjelman luomiseksi. Ensimmäisessä vaiheessa...

  8. Pro asynchronous programming with .NET

    Blewett, Richard; Ltd, Rock Solid Knowledge

    2014-01-01

    Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET teaches the essential skill of asynchronous programming in .NET. It answers critical questions in .NET application development, such as: how do I keep my program responding at all times to keep my users happy how do I make the most of the available hardware how can I improve performanceIn the modern world, users expect more and more from their applications and devices, and multi-core hardware has the potential to provide it. But it takes carefully crafted code to turn that potential into responsive, scalable applications.With Pro Asynchronous Programming

  9. Ship Finds and Their Management as Actor Network

    Tuddenham, David Berg

    2012-12-01

    Ship finds in Norwegian waters that are more than 100 years old came under the jurisdiction of the Cultural Heritage Management (CHM) in 1963, when section 12a of the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Act was implemented. As a consequence, a functional division between land and sea was created where management objects receive different values depending on whether or not they belong to a ship. The objective of this paper is to review Norwegian CHM underwater policy, and discuss the creation of a new management object and its borders with the introduction of a section on ship finds specifically focusing on Actor Network Theory. It is argued that the understanding of the ship find and its belongings can not be understood as something based on inherent qualities to the management object. Instead this paper proposes to comprehend the ship find as a phenomenon held together within a heterogeneous network.

  10. Temporal Logic Motion Control using Actor-Critic Methods

    Ding, Xu Chu; Lahijanian, Morteza; Paschalidis, Ioannis Ch; Belta, Calin A

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we consider the problem of deploying a robot from a specification given as a temporal logic statement about some properties satisfied by the regions of a large, partitioned environment. We assume that the robot has noisy sensors and actuators and model its motion through the regions of the environment as a Markov Decision Process (MDP). The robot control problem becomes finding the control policy maximizing the probability of satisfying the temporal logic task on the MDP. For a large environment, obtaining transition probabilities for each state-action pair, as well as solving the necessary optimization problem for the optimal policy are usually not computationally feasible. To address these issues, we propose an approximate dynamic programming framework based on a least-square temporal difference learning method of the actor-critic type. This framework operates on sample paths of the robot and optimizes a randomized control policy with respect to a small set of parameters. The transition proba...

  11. Scenarios for a urban energy transition. Actors, regulations, technologies

    Cities concentrate populations, consumptions, levers of actions, and are places of various experiments for energy transition. This book aims at giving an overview of possible scenarios of development of renewable energies in urban context. It is based on interviews of actors of the energy, building and urban planning sectors by researchers in town planning, management, technology, political and economic sciences. The authors examine what would occur if large companies would manage entire quarters, if local authorities would supervise production and supply, if the State would take control of all fields of action again, or if consumer cooperatives would exchange energy and pool productions. In its different chapters, the book presents four scenarios of energy coordination in urban context by 2040, discuss energy transition in urban spaces, discuss the perspectives of evolution towards more autonomous cities and quarters from an energetic point of view, and discuss business models and urban energetic innovations

  12. The actors of the photovoltaic sector in France

    The author reviews the 192 actors in the French photovoltaic sector, they are classified into 9 categories: 1) the solar plant owner, 2) the developer: he sets projects and his role stops when the project is ready to be sold to an investor, 3) the design office: it leads technical studies and manages the construction works), 4) the installer: he fits the solar panels, 5) the operator of the solar plant, 6) the wholesaler of equipment, 7) the manufacturer of solar panels and photovoltaic systems, 8) the provider or manufacturer of components and materials for the photovoltaic industry, and 9) the provider of specialized services such as insurance, staff training, the follow-up of legal issues... For each company, a brief historical account, the range of activities, the strength of manpower and the turnover are reported. (A.C.)

  13. MULTIMODAL REPRESENTATION OF SOCIAL ACTORS IN THE DISCOURSE OF BRANDS

    Neiva Maria Machado SOARES

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This article, contemplating a theoretical dialogue between SystemicFunctional Theory (SFL (Halliday, 1994, 2004, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA (Fairclough, 1992, 2006, 2012 and Multimodality (Kress, van Leeuwen, 2006 van Leeuwen, 2008, Brands (Gobe, 2010, ALLEN; SIMMONS, 2005 and Sustainability (DIAS, 2009, 2011, aims to investigate the relationships established between visual and discursive event participants a hybrid text speech (advertising and information. Theories have specific and complementary methodologies adopted to delineate the pathways analysis with qualitative approach. Research shows that social actors, visually represented in the texts in advertising or informational texts, are mitigated by the power of institutions, revealing not only as artifice communicative, but also ideological to meet sustainable prerogatives.

  14. The Importance of Actor Cleavages in Negotiating the European Constitutional Treaty

    Hosli, Madeleine O.; Arnold, Christine

    2007-01-01

    This paper aims to explore government preferences, cleavages, and pat-terns of coalition-formation among a variety of actors in the bargaining process on the European Constitution, across the range of twenty-five European Union (EU) member states. The study focuses on preferences concerning socio-economic policy-making and explores whether divisions can be discerned between preferences held by actors according to locations on the left-right policy scale, actors in older as compared to newer E...

  15. Islamic actors' support for democracy and European integration: A case for power-seeking?

    Elbasani, Arolda; Saatçioğlu, Beken

    2011-01-01

    This paper investigates when and how Islamic political actors support democracy, and in particular, the EU's democratic criteria subsumed under membership conditionality. The research focuses on the main Islamic organizations in two Muslim-majority, EU applicant states, Turkey and Albania. The analysis suggests that Islamic actors endorsed democratic rules based on a rationalist logic, which combines interest-driven and ideational concerns. The weak Albanian actors have shown unconditional su...

  16. The Interactive Constitution of Actors in Industrial Networks: The Case of the Norwegian City of Alesund

    Frans Prenkert

    2013-01-01

    The actor-dimension of the Activitiy-Resource-Actor (ARA)-model has not gained the same attention among Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) scholars as the resource and activity dimensions. However, the issue of what an actor actually is, in the sense of its interactive constitution, is important from an industrial marketing and purchasing perspective that emphasizes the interactive character of the business landscape. This is adressed in this paper. As a concequence of their interactiv...

  17. Framing by Actors in the Human Rights Debate: the Kony 2012 Campaign

    Meriläinen, Niina; Vos, Marita

    2014-01-01

    Human rights actors form networks and debate in issue arenas to find solutions to violations. Framing can be used to create and increase issue salience as well as organisational importance, thus influencing power relations and the human rights debate. Not all the actors are equally powerful, meaning that the more dominant actors function as gatekeepers, controlling the debate and the subsequent decision-making process. The campaign Kony 2012 by Invisible Children (IC) is u...

  18. Partnerships as panacea for addressing global problems? On rationale, context, actors, impact and limitations

    Kolk, A.

    2014-01-01

    This chapter examines partnerships and their peculiarities, based on recent research from various disciplines, in the context of the large problems faced by (global) society. These problems are very complex, often cross national boundaries, and cannot easily be 'solved' by one single actor. Previous 'unilateral' attempts to address them have not been particularly successful, and there are limits to what a single actor can do. Cooperation also enables different actors to leverage their resourc...

  19. Relación coste-beneficio de las políticas sobre consumo de tabaco en el lugar de trabajo

    Raaijmakers Tamara

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo revisa los motivos que llevan a las empresas a establecer una política sobre control del tabaquismo, los beneficios económicos para la sociedad que se derivan de su adopción, y sus costes, detallados por países en la Unión Europea. Se revisa también la literatura sobre los costes de la aplicación de una política sobre tabaquismo en el ámbito laboral. El principal objetivo de las políticas sobre tabaquismo en el lugar de trabajo es la protección de los empleados del aire contaminado por el humo de tabaco (ACHT. Otros motivos son la reducción de costes; la mejora de la imagen; y la disminución de absentismo, accidentes laborales, conflictos y costes adicionales debidos al tabaco. La protección frente al ACHT no supone mayores costes para la empresa, y se refieren ventajas económicas con su puesta en práctica. Los beneficios sobrepasan con creces las inversiones, en particular a largo plazo, y parecen mayores cuando se establece una prohibición total de fumar en el lugar de trabajo en vez de áreas para fumadores.

  20. La disciplina entre las disposiciones legales y los actores escolares

    Nancy Palacios Mena

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una descripción del funcionamiento de la disciplina escolar en una institución educativa de secundaria en Colombia. Tiene como objetivo explicar el origen del conflicto disciplinario, las situaciones que lo generan, la forma como la institución trata de lograr y mantener la disciplina, las explicaciones que cada uno de los actores da a las situaciones conflictivas y la manera como son vividas por ellos. El diseño metodológico de la investigación combinó una encuesta, entrevistas y el análisis de documentos de la institución educativa. El análisis de los datos se hace a la luz de planteamientos sociológicos que reconocen la enorme importancia que ejercen las estructuras sociales sobre la forma de pensar y actuar de los individuos, pero también resaltan la gran capacidad de los actores sociales para amoldarse a dichas estructuras y a través de sus ideas y acciones darle una dinámica propia al tipo de relaciones que establecen entre individuos en sus entornos de vida más inmediatos. Se pudo concluir que sobre la disciplina escolar no hay unidad de criterio entre los docentes, los directivos y los estudiantes, ni en su definición, ni en su importancia, ni en los medios para conseguirla; dichas diferencias producen tensiones y desacuerdos entre los miembros de la comunidad educativa.

  1. Role of Actors and Gender Factor in Disaster Management

    Gundogdu, Oguz; Isik, Ozden; Ozcep, Ferhat; Goksu, Goksel

    2014-05-01

    In Turkey, the discussions in the modern sense about disaster management begun after the 1992 Erzincan and the 1995 Dinar earthquakes, faulting in terms of features and effects. These earthquakes are "Urban Earthquakes'' with effects and faulting charectristics, and have led to radical changes in terms of disaster and disaster management. Disaster Management, to become a science in the world, but with the 1999 Izmit and Duzce earthquakes in Turkey has begun to take seriously on the agenda. Firstly, such as Civil Defense and Red Crescent organizations, by transforming its own, have entered into a new organizing effort. By these earthquakes, NGO's have contributed the search-rescue efforts in the field and to the process of normalization of life. Because "the authority and responsibilities" of NGO's could not be determined, and could not be in planning and scenario studies, we faced the problems. Thus, to the citizens of our country-specific "voluntary" has not benefited enough from the property. The most important development in disaster management in 2009, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) has been the establishment. However, in terms of coordination and accreditation to the target point has been reached yet. Another important issue in disaster management (need to be addressed along with disaster actors) is the role of women in disasters. After the Golcuk Earthquake, successful field works of women and women's victimization has attracted attention in two different directions. Gender-sensitive policies should be noted by the all disaster actors due to the importance of the mitigation, and these policies should take place in laws, regulations and planning.

  2. Operationalizing social safeguards in REDD+: actors, interests and ideas

    “REDD+” is a mechanism created under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for Reducing {carbon} Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation and forest enhancement. In addition, REDD+ “safeguards” are intended to protect non-carbon forest values. While REDD+ countries are formally requested to provide information on safeguards, there is as yet no agreement on the relative priority of carbon versus non-carbon values, and the appropriate level of safeguard standardization. This, we argue, has allowed REDD+ to function as a “boundary object” spanning disparate priorities. Meanwhile, the contestation of these priorities has been displaced from intergovernmental processes to the various organizations involved in operationalizing REDD+ activities. This article applies a set of organizational, substantive and conceptual typologies to compare differences in the balance of actors, interests and ideas across these organizations. It finds that multi-lateral funding programs have drawn heavily on existing safeguards for international aid, while private certification schemes have specialized in different niche priorities at the project level. In regards to the substance of safeguard requirements, the involvement of donors and investors appears correlated with a stronger emphasis on carbon and risk mitigation while greater NGO involvement and the decoupling of safeguards design from REDD+ funding appear correlated with greater emphasis on social rights and benefits. These findings have several critical implications for future REDD+ activities. Firstly, the choice of organizations involved in defining, funding and verifying safeguard activities, and the balance of actors in their governing structures, are likely to influence the relative emphasis on non-carbon values. Secondly, a diversity of approaches to disbursing REDD+ incentives may be necessary to maintain widespread support for REDD+. Thirdly, it remains to be seen whether REDD

  3. Clarifying the role of actor network theory (ANT) for the accounting of information system in Iran

    DEHKORDI, Bahareh Banitalebi; ROODPOSHTI, Fraydoon Rahnamay; NIKOMARAM, Hashem; TALEBNIA, Ghodratollah

    2015-01-01

    Abstract. In this research is paid to clarify the role of actor network theory (ANT) for the accounting of information system in Iran with the aim of the determining of the human and non-human actors effective on the accounting information systems, the analysis of relationships between the human and non-human actors on the net and to determine the effective factors on the accounting information systems in terms of types of actors for the first time in Iran. In this research which is done in t...

  4. Formal Specification and Validation of a Hybrid Connectivity Restoration Algorithm for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks

    Nazir Ahmad Zafar

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Maintaining inter-actor connectivity is extremely crucial in mission-critical applications of Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks (WSANs, as actors have to quickly plan optimal coordinated responses to detected events. Failure of a critical actor partitions the inter-actor network into disjoint segments besides leaving a coverage hole, and thus hinders the network operation. This paper presents a Partitioning detection and Connectivity Restoration (PCR algorithm to tolerate critical actor failure. As part of pre-failure planning, PCR determines critical/non-critical actors based on localized information and designates each critical node with an appropriate backup (preferably non-critical. The pre-designated backup detects the failure of its primary actor and initiates a post-failure recovery process that may involve coordinated multi-actor relocation. To prove the correctness, we construct a formal specification of PCR using Z notation. We model WSAN topology as a dynamic graph and transform PCR to corresponding formal specification using Z notation. Formal specification is analyzed and validated using the Z Eves tool. Moreover, we simulate the specification to quantitatively analyze the efficiency of PCR. Simulation results confirm the effectiveness of PCR and the results shown that it outperforms contemporary schemes found in the literature.

  5. Gobernanza ambiental, actores sociales y conflictos en las Áreas Naturales Protegidas mexicanas Environmental Governance, Social Actors and Conflicts in Mexican Natural Protected Areas

    Ludger Brenner

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los retos que enfrenta la gobernanza ambiental de la Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka'an, una de las Áreas Naturales Protegidas más importantes en México. El estudio identifica los actores sociales involucrados, sus intereses, estrategias, poder relativo y acciones. La información pone en claro que el mayor problema que enfrenta la gobernanza ambiental resulta de los intereses y acciones contradictorias que llevan a cabo los diferentes actores sociales.This article analizes the challenges faced by environmental governance of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, one of the most important protected natural areas in Mexico. The study focuses on social actors involved, their interests, strategies, relative power and actions. The information obtained shows that the main problem faced by environmental governance actions comes from the various social actors.

  6. Evaluación de la efectividad de los programas escolares de prevención del consumo de tabaco, alcohol y cannabis: ¿Qué nos dicen los meta-análisis?

    Fernández Susanna

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El consumo de tabaco, alcohol y otras drogas constituye un problema prioritario en salud pública en los países desarrollados. El objetivo del estudio es describir el impacto de los programas escolares de prevención de tabaco, alcohol y cannabis, así como las características de las intervenciones más efectivas. Se revisan los meta-análisis de programas de prevención escolar de tabaco, alcohol y cannabis publicados en las bases de datos médicas Cochrane Library y Medline desde 1990 a 1999, que incluyen una o más de las palabras clave programs, education, drugs prevention, prevention, smoking, alcohol, school, adolescence, teenagers, young people, evaluation, health education, effectiveness, review, meta-analysis. Se han identificado 5 meta-análisis que en su gran mayoría revisan programas de prevención unitaria del consumo y abuso de sustancias, incluyendo tabaco, alcohol y cannabis, aunque la evaluación del impacto sobre las conductas se refiere en general al consumo de tabaco. Las intervenciones más efectivas abordan la influencia social del consumo, usan una metodología activa y son aplicadas por los profesores con la participación de los iguales. Se destaca la importancia de las sesiones de refuerzo, la calidad de la implementación y la evaluación rigurosa. Los meta-análisis de los programas evaluados indican un efecto preventivo de magnitud discreta, pero que puede tener un impacto potencial considerable. Las limitaciones detectadas apuntan futuras líneas de investigación.

  7. Human melioidosis reported by ProMED

    Katherinn Melissa Nasner-Posso

    2015-06-01

    Conclusions: Internet-based reporting systems such as ProMED are useful to gather information and synthesize knowledge on emerging infections. Although certain areas need to be improved, ProMED provided good information about melioidosis.

  8. Factores predictores del inicio y consolidación del consumo de tabaco en adolescentes Analysis of factors related to smoking initiation and continued smoking in young adolescents

    Araceli Caballero-Hidalgo

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analizar los factores que determinan la adquisición y posterior consolidación del consumo de tabaco en los jóvenes adolescentes. Material y método: Estudio longitudinal de 3 años de duración (2000-2002 sobre jóvenes estudiantes de enseñanza obligatoria, con una edad al inicio del estudio de 13-14 años. Los datos fueron recogidos mediante encuesta individual, cuyo ámbito de estudio era la isla de Gran Canaria, con una muestra final de 745 individuos. Se estimaron modelos de elección binaria condicional de efectos fijos para datos longitudinales, para determinar la probabilidad de probar por primera vez el tabaco («modelo de inicio», así como sobre la probabilidad de ser fumador ocasional o habitual («modelo de experimentación». Resultados: En el último año, el 57% de los adolescentes encuestados ha tenido contacto con el tabaco alguna vez, un 25% más que en el primer año, algunos de ellos (el 9% de forma diaria. En el «modelo de inicio» los determinantes del consumo de tabaco son el interés por el colegio (odds ratio [OR] = 0,27; intervalo de confianza [IC] del 95%, 0,08-0,87, y OR = 0,14; IC del 95%, 0,03-0,58 para los que manifestaron bastante y mucho interés por el colegio, respectivamente, el consumo de tabaco por parte del mejor amigo (OR = 7,44; IC del 95%, 2,59-21,4, el consumo de alcohol (OR = 11,82; IC del 95%, 4,96-28,2, y OR = 15,42; IC del 95%, 4,68-50,7 para los que beben alcohol de manera ocasional o frecuente, respectivamente, y el dinero disponible (euros semanales (OR = 1,13; IC del 95%, 1,07-1,19. Para el «modelo de experimentación», el consumo de tabaco por parte del mejor amigo (OR = 7,01; IC del 95%, 2,96-16,5, el consumo de alcohol (OR = 5,71; IC del 95%, 1,98-16,4, y OR = 5,22; IC del 95%, 1,56-17,5 para los que beben alcohol de manera ocasional o frecuente, respectivamente y los años que lleva como fumador (OR = 1,44; IC del 95%, 1,11-1,86. Conclusiones: El estudio destaca

  9. Confidence, Actors' Beliefs and Transparency: the Case of ANDRA

    Considering the predominant position of nuclear power in France, one could think that nuclear in France has always benefited from a high consensus within the French opinion. The emerging of nuclear and its development through years in France, might seem to have taken place in a rather singular climate of good social acceptability, if compared with other countries. Yet, now that the question has to be raised concerning the management of long-life radioactive waste, things are complicated. A strong contest accompanies each choice of a site that could be dedicated to stocking those very sensitive wastes. Actually, only one site has been found and accepted by local political authorities. A laboratory has been created by ANDRA, with the scope to study the opportunity to stock long-life radioactive waste. The decision should take place in 2006 and, since many years, is at the origin of a strong controversy between actors in favour or against the project. How to explain that? Why in a country where everything has been done for the nuclear development, is it so difficult to find a place to manage the residues of such an activity? It is even amazing to see that, on this specific topic, controversy is even stronger in France than in Sweden, although the Swedish opinion is by far less nuclear-friendly than the French one. The present paper focuses on one aspect of the strategy followed by ANDRA in order to achieve its mission: the essential aspect of the social acceptability of its activities. The comprehension of the difficulties met by ANDRA is not possible without taking into account the history of French nuclear and the catastrophic lack of democracy that characterised it. Among the results from an inquiry done by CREIDD for ANDRA in 2002, it indeed emerged that ANDRA was most of all perceived as an entity belonging to a global 'nuclear sphere'. Although rather young, ANDRA therefore has to carry with it the 'weigh of history' of the whole 'sphere', and its social

  10. Reassembling the Social - An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory

    Latour, Bruno

    2005-09-01

    Reassembling the Social is a fundamental challenge from one of the world's leading social theorists to how we understand society and the 'social'. Bruno Latour's contention is that the world 'social' as used by Social Scientists has become laden with assumptions to the point where it has become misnomer. When the adjective is applied to a phenomenon, it is used to indicate a stabilized state of affairs, a bundle of ties that in due course may be used to account for another phenomenon. But Latour also finds the word used as if it described a type of material, in a comparable way to an adjective such as 'wooden' or 'steely'. Rather than simply indicating what is already assembled together, it is now used in a way that makes assumptions about the nature of what is assembled. It has become a word that designates two distinct things: a process of assembling: and a type of material, distinct from others. Latour shows why 'the social' cannot be thought of as a kind of material or domain, and disputes attempts to provide a 'social explanation' of other states of affairs. While these attempts have been productive (and probably necessary) in the past, the very success of the social sciences mean that they are largely no longer so. At the present stage it is no longer possible to inspect the precise constituents entering the social domain. Latour returns to the original meaning of 'the social' to redefine the notion and allow it to trace connections again. It will then be possible to resume the traditional goal of the social sciences, but using more refined tools. Drawing on his extensive work examining the 'assemblages' of nature, Latour finds it necessary to scrutinize thoroughly the exact content of what is assembled under the umbrella of Society. This approach, a 'sociology of associations' has become known as Actor-Network-Theory, and this book is an essential introduction both for those seeking to understand Actor-Network-Theory, or the ideas of one of its most

  11. Commercial Actors and the Governing of Education: The Case of Academy School Sponsors in England

    Papanastasiou, Natalie

    2013-01-01

    This article explores the ways in which commercial actors are operating in state education by focusing on the case study of England's academies policy. First of all the discussion outlines the development of academies over time and the way in which the policy has provided opportunities for private actors to become involved in the state…

  12. Managing the Bologna Process at the European Level: Institution and Actor Dynamics

    Lazetic, Predrag

    2010-01-01

    This article analyses the work of the Bologna Follow Up Group as the main institution of the Bologna Process and the perceptions of the policy actors involved concerning the character of the process in terms of its functioning in contrast to similar multi-level multi-actor European processes, its modes of communication and consensus seeking, as…

  13. Sociología del desarrollo: una perspectiva centrada en el actor

    Long, N.E.

    2007-01-01

    This is a translation of : Development sociology : actor perspectives / London [etc.] : Routledge, 2001. - 294 p. ISBN 0415235359 Using case studies and empirical material from Africa and Latin America, this book focuses on the theoretical and methodological foundations of an actor-oriented and soci

  14. West Side Silence: Producing "West Side Story" with Deaf and Hearing Actors.

    Brewer, Diane

    2002-01-01

    Details a collaborative production of "West Side Story" with hearing actors from MacMurray College and deaf actors from the Illinois School for the Deaf. Explores some of the practical dilemmas encountered as the distinctions between the Deaf and hearing communities were negotiated. Explains that the show explored the ways in which sign language…

  15. Influence of Diaspora and Civil Society Actors on the Internationalisation of MNEs in Emerging Market

    Rana, Mohammad Bakhtiar; Elo, Maria

    2015-01-01

    Multinational enterprises (MNE) are viewed as proactive global economic actors that enter new and emerging markets with an intentional strategy, building on their inherent resources and firm-specific advantages. However, there are numerous actors involved at market entry-level who may constitute...

  16. Rat pro-opiomelanocortin contains sulfate

    Hoshina, H.; Hortin, G.; Boime, I.

    1982-07-02

    Intermediate lobes isolated from rat pituitary glands incorporated (/sup 35/S)sulfate into pro-opiomelanocortin and other adrenocorticotropic hormone-containing peptides. Incubation of intermediate lobes in medium containing the arginine analog canavanine inhibited the cleavage of pro-opiomelanocortin into smaller products. Pro-opiomelanocortin that accumulated in the presence of canavanine was also sulfated.

  17. Efectos de la exposición al humo de tabaco ambiental en no fumadores EFFECTS IN PASSIVE SMOKERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOBACCO SMOKE EXPOSURE

    SERGIO BELLO S.

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una revisión de los estudios nacionales e internacionales sobre los efectos del humo de tabaco ambiental en la salud de los fumadores pasivos. El humo de tabaco ambiental está conformado por más de 4.000 sustancias químicas, las que difieren cuali y cuantitativamente al estar presentes en la corriente principal o en la lateral. Los no fumadores expuestos presentan un aumento de morbi-mortalidad por enfermedad cardiovascular, incluso con estudios con biomarcadores como cotinina. Además los fumadores pasivos tienen un riesgo aumentado de presentar cáncer de pulmón, de senos paranasales y mama. En niños existe un mayor número de síntomas respiratorios agudos y crónicos, infecciones respiratorias bajas, otitis media y síndrome de muerte súbita infantil. El humo de tabaco ambiental favorece la inducción y exacerbación de asma bronquial en niños y adultos. En la salud reproductiva, disminuye la edad de aparición de la menopausia y produce desórdenes menstruales. Los recién nacidos hijos de madres fumadoras pasivas tienen mayor probabilidad de nacer con bajo peso o de ser pequeños para la edad gestacional. La evidencia científica internacional debe contribuir a que los países tomen medidas para proteger la salud de los no fumadoresNational and international environmental tobacco smoke studies were reviewed regarding its effects on passive smokers' health. Environmental tobacco smoke is composed by more than 4,000 known substances, which are different if they are in the mainstream or sidestream. Studies with biomarkers like cotinine have concluded that exposed nonsmokers have an increased cardiovascular morbi-mortality. Passive smokers also have an increased risk of lung, nasal sinus and breast cancer. Children have more acute and chronic respiratory symptoms, low respiratory infections, otitis and sudden infant death syndrome. Environmental tobacco smoke induces asthma and causes exacerbations in both children and

  18. Illicit tobacco trade between the United States and Mexico El comercio ilícito de tabaco entre los Estados Unidos y México

    John W Colledge III

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To provide a brief history of the illicit tobacco trade between Mexico and the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Research included a previously published study: "Cigarette taxes and smuggling: A statistical analysis and historical review", published by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy; US Customs and Border Protection data; various US court documents; General Accountability Office reporting; media reports; other historical material, and a personal interview. RESULTS: The research revealed that there is no credible evidence of organized criminal activity related to the illicit trade in tobacco products from Mexico into the United States. However, there is clear and convincing evidence of organized criminal activity in smuggling tobacco products from the United States into Mexico for at least 167 years. CONCLUSION: Historical records from 1845 into the 21st century clearly demonstrate that the United States was usually the source country for tobacco products moving illegally between the two countries.OBJETIVO: Describir brevemente la historia del comercio ilícito de tabaco entre Estados Unidos y México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: La investigación incluye publicaciones previas, como "Impuestos sobre los cigarrillos y el contrabando: Un análisis histórico y estadístico"; datos de la Agencia de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza; varios documentos de la Corte; los informes de la Oficina General de Rendición de Cuentas de EU; notas de prensa; materiales históricos, y una entrevista personal. RESULTADOS: La investigación reveló que no hay pruebas creíbles de actividad delictiva organizada relacionada con el comercio ilícito de productos de tabaco de México a EU. Sin embargo, hay pruebas claras y convincentes de que esta actividad se ha realizado de EU a México por lo menos durante 167 años. CONCLUSIÓN: Los registros históricos desde el año 1845 claramente demuestran que EU solía ser el país de origen del tabaco ilegal

  19. Consumo de alcohol y tabaco entre los alumnos de un centro de formación de Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad del Estado

    J.A. Morales Bonilla

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El tabaco y el alcohol son drogas de uso legal con una amplia aceptación social y suponen el inicio en otras drogodependencias. Está probada la relación de ambas con la aparición de varias enfermedades y su consumo es cada vez mayor a edades más tempranas. Objetivos: ofrecer una visión descriptiva del consumo de drogas legales en futuros Agentes del Orden Público. Material y método: se administró a 153 alumnos una encuesta de 47 preguntas de tipo cerrado. Los análisis de las variables se realizaron mediante tabla de cálculo de Excel. Resultados: de una muestra final de 141 encuestados (91´5% hombres y 8´5% mujeres de entre 18 y 24 años, hay un 37´6% de fumadores que han comenzado a fumar a los 13-16 años y consumen de 1 a 7 cigarrillos (74´55%. El 98% sabe que el consumo es cancerígeno, el 96% que es adictivo y al 18´44% le ha fallecido algún familiar por el tabaco pero el 60% siguen fumando para relajarse. En cuanto al alcohol, beben el 82%, sobre todo cerveza (46%. Se han iniciado en el consumo a los 13-16 años por influencia de amigos (80´5% o familiares (6´5%. Beben sobre todo los fines de semana (49´5% y el 81´3% bebe más cuando se reúne con amigos. El 98% sabe que produce daño hepático, el 95´5% conocen sus efectos adictivos y el 23% tienen familiares con problemas por el alcohol, pero el 81% se ha emborrachado alguna vez. Conclusiones: los hábitos de consumo de alcohol y tabaco en este colectivo son similares a los de la población general.

  20. PREVALENCIA DE CONSUMO DE TABACO EN POBLACIÓN TRABAJADORA TRAS LA ENTRADA EN VIGOR DE LA LEY 42/2010

    Carlos Catalina Romero

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: El objetivo del presente trabajo consistió en analizar el impacto sobre el consumo de tabaco en población trabajadora de la Ley 42/2010 que modifica la normativa antitabaco en España. Métodos: Se obtuvieron datos de 413.473 reconocimientos médicos de Salud Laboral, realizados entre julio de 2009 y junio de 2011, en la Sociedad de Prevención de una Mutua de Accidentes de Trabajo y Enfermedades Profesionales de la Seguridad Social. Se analizó la evolución semestral del porcentaje de fumadores y la magnitud del consumo de tabaco en el total de reconocimientos, segmentando por sexo, edad, nivel ocupacional (trabajos manuales vs. no manuales y en el subgrupo específico de camareros, bármanes y asimilados (test de chi2. Resultados: En el total de reconocimientos, el porcentaje de fumadores descendió un 5% (del 40,3% al 35,3% a lo largo del periodo de estudio (p<0,001 y el grupo de fumadores con menor consumo diario (¿10 cigarrillos se convirtió en el más frecuente (p<0,001. En el grupo de camareros, bármanes y asimilados las diferencias en el porcentaje semestral de fumadores no alcanzaron significación estadística (p=0,07. En este grupo, los fumadores de ¿10 cigarrillos/día también se convirtieron en el grupo de consumo más frecuente (pasando del 40,5% al 48,8% y el porcentaje de fumadores de 21-40 cigarrillos/día disminuyó del 10,6% al 4% (p=0,008. Conclusiones: Los resultados sugieren que la nueva normativa se ha acompañado de una importante reducción del tabaquismo entre la población trabajadora española y respaldan fuertemente las medidas de lucha contra el tabaco de alcance poblacional.

  1. Perimetria azul-amarelo em usuários de tabaco-álcool Blue-on-yellow perimetry in tobacco and alcohol consumers

    José Fernando de Carvalho Júnior

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar as alterações de campo visual em usuários crônicos de tabaco e álcool por meio da perimetria azul-amarelo estratégia 10-2. MÉTODOS: Quarenta e dois olhos de vinte e um voluntários usuários de tabaco e álcool, todos do gênero masculino, foram selecionados após exame oftalmológico completo e normal, sendo submetidos a perimetria azul-amarelo estratégia 10-2. Quinze voluntários participaram do grupo controle. A análise dos dados foi realizada mediante gráfico da profundidade do defeito e número de pontos alterados. RESULTADOS: Observou-se que 40 olhos (95,3% dos usuários crônicos de tabaco e álcool, apresentaram maior freqüência de alterações no gráfico de profundidade do defeito (>10dB e 27 olhos (64,3% apresentaram número de pontos alterados (>10 pontos, (pPURPOSE: To evaluate the visual field changes in blue-on-yellow perimetry (B/Y strategy 10-2 in alcohol and tobacco smoking consumers. METHODS: Forty-two eyes of twenty-one users were studied. Fifteen individuals were used as a control group. All volunteers were males. After normal ophthalmologic examinations, central 10-2 (B/Y was performed in both eyes. Analysis of the results was performed through the alterations in the depth graph defect and number of altered points. RESULTS: It was found that the majority of the chronic alcohol and tobacco smoking consumers had a greater frequency of alterations in the depth graph defect; 40 eyes (95.3%, (>10dB, and 27 eyes (64.3% showed a number of altered points, (>10 points, (p<0.0001. All those who were used as a control group showed alterations in the depth graph defect and number of altered points, but had less than 10dB and 10 altered points, respectively. CONCLUSION: A higher number of abnormal points and depth graph defects and number of altered points were observed in alcohol and tobacco smoking consumers reflecting a higher number of alterations in the cells of the parvocellular system, responsible

  2. El control del tabaco, estrategia esencial para reducir las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles Tobacco control, a strategy to reduce non-communicable diseases

    Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Cerca de dos terceras partes del total de muertes a nivel global son causadas por las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles. Se han recomendando cinco intervenciones prioritarias para disminuir esta tendencia: 1. Control del tabaco (la más urgente e inmediata, 2. Reducción del consumo de sal, 3. Mejoría en la dieta y actividad física, 4. Reducción del consumo peligroso de alcohol y 5. Acceso a los medicamentos esenciales y la tecnología. En relación con los padecimientos derivados del consumo del tabaco, la OMS reconoce el conflicto fundamental de intereses entre las tabacaleras y la salud pública y sugiere la implementación del Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco de la OMS y las estrategias MPOWER, ya que su completa implementación podría evitar cerca de 5.5 millones de muertes en los siguientes 10 años. Todas estas recomendaciones son viables y factibles de implementar si se consideran la voluntad política de los gobiernos, la infraestructura disponible, la capacidad técnica existente, la participación coordinada de todos los sectores y grupos de interés, la sociedad civil organizada y la colectividad en su conjunto.Nearly two-thirds of all deaths globally are caused by noncommunicable diseases (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes. The UN General Assembly approved Political Declaration of the High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of non communicable diseases and recommending five priority interventions: 1. Tobacco control (the most urgent and immediate, 2. Salt reduction, 3. Improved diet and physical activity, 4 Reduction of hazardous alcohol intake, 5. Access to essential drugs and technologies. The Assembly recognizes the fundamental conflict of interest between tobacco industry and public health and recommends the implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC and MPOWER strategies. The full implementation of FCTC could prevent 5.5 Million of death in

  3. Pro BizTalk 2009

    Dunphy, George

    2009-01-01

    A compendium of best practices and implementation wisdom, Pro BizTalk 2009 is a revision of the highly-successful and best-selling Pro BizTalk 2006. The book has been fully updated to cover the latest developments in BizTalk 2009. You'll find all-new chapters on topics such as developing WCF-compliant adapters using the WCF LOB adapter SDK, connecting BizTalk to IBM mainframe line-of-business applications and data using the Host Integration Server adapter, and riding the Enterprise Service Bus. All other chapters in the book have been updated to reflect the latest developments in BizTalk 2009.

  4. AUTOMATIC RECOVERING NODE FAILURE IN WIRELESS SENSOR ACTOR NETWORKS

    C.A.Subasini

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Automatic recovering node failure in wireless sensor actor network to identify the cutvertex and to meet to the node failure. The network consists of many nodes that are constructed into a tree structure. Once the tree has been constructed the shortest path is found by the Aodv protocol.If a node failure occurs in the shortest path then the cut-vertex could be recovered and the data can be securely passed on to the destination in an alternative route obtained from the routing table. Heartbeat messages acknowledge the node failure. The feasible path is not found by the protocol, and then the network is divided into two or many parts. The MLeDir algorithm is used to identify the network failure and disjoint block of the network. The disjoint block is identified by the MLeDir algorithm and to rectify the disjoint block of failure network nodes. MLeDir algorithm is moving only the respective nodes from source to destination.

  5. La prostitución, una mirada desde sus actores

    Luisa Fernanda Montoya Restrepo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo surge de la investigación Aspectos sociales y familiares que conllevan al ejercicio de la prostitución a 14 jóvenes de la ciudad de Medellín, a partir de sus relatos de vida, que en su proceso de generación de información implementó entre otras estrategias, una serie de talleres con población –hombres y mujeres– en ejercicio de la prostitución y con el equipo profesional que les brinda atención psicosocial, como parte del desarrollo del diseño metodológico planteado para la generación de información. Con esta publicación se pretende reflexionar sobre las diferentes concepciones y significados que se le ha dado a la palabra prostitución, estigmatizada no solo desde el imaginario social, sino también desde la religión. Se retoman para ello algunas posturas disciplinares y especialmente las voces de los actores que participaron como fuentes originales en el proceso de investigación; por ende, se realizará un breve recorrido que recoja las connotaciones más comunes de las personas que ejercen cotidianamente la prostitución.

  6. Can Tics be Performed Convincingly by an Actor?

    Kirsten R. Müller-Vahl

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. In the German movie “Vincent will Meer” a healthy actor portrays a man with Tourette’s syndrome. Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the performance of tics is convincing and whether this judgment depends on whether he/she suffers from tics or not. Methods. While the movie was broadcasted in German cinemas, we put an online survey (including 28 questions on different aspects related to the observation, performance, and authenticity of tics on the web pages of the German self-help group. 276/296 surveys submitted could be used for further analyses. Results. 95.7% of all participants felt that the performance of tics was convincing. However, people with tics (n=26 were less convinced compared to those who had never met a person with tics (n=110 (P=0.020. Conclusions. Our results further support the hypothesis that tics are not “abnormal” but “physiological” movements that are only misplaced both in time and context.

  7. Programa para fortalecer factores protectores que limitan el consumo de tabaco y alcohol en estudiantes de educación media Programa para fortalecer fatores protetores que limitam o consumo de tabaco e álcool entre estudantes de educação média Protective factor promotion program with a view to limiting tobacco and alcohol consumption among secundary students

    Santiaga Enriqueta Esparza Almanza; Sandra Cristina Pillon

    2004-01-01

    Los programas dirigidos a adolescentes indican que las intervenciones más efectivas para prevenir el consumo de tabaco y alcohol incluyen entrenamiento en habilidades sociales. En el presente estudio se desarrolló una intervención educativa encaminada a fortalecer los factores protectores autoestima y asertividad, aplicando canales de prevención primaria. El Modelo de Etapas Motivacionales de Componentes Múltiples y la Teoría del Aprendizaje Social brindan sustento teórico al presente estudio...

  8. Measuring pro-poor growth

    Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua

    2001-01-01

    It is important to know how aggregate economic growth or contraction was distributed according to initial levels of living. In particular, to what extent can it be said that growth was "pro-poor?" There are problems with past methods of addressing this question, notably that the measures used are inconsistent with the properties that are considered desirable for a measure of the level of p...

  9. Motivaciones para el consumo de tabaco entre los adolescentes de un instituto urbano Motivations for tobacco consumption among adolescents in an urban high school

    Alejandro Pérez-Milena

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Conocer las motivaciones (actitudes, creencias y experiencias de los adolescentes para el consumo de tabaco. Método: Diseño cualitativo con videograbación de seis grupos de discusión (6-8 adolescentes, 50 minutos, curso escolar 2008/09. Muestreo intencional de adolescentes (12-18 años de un instituto urbano de clase media (Jaén-España, usando el nivel educativo como criterio de homogeneidad y el sexo/consumo como criterio de heterogeneidad. Análisis de contenido: codificación, triangulación de categorías y obtención/verificación de resultados. Resultados: Cuarenta y cuatro adolescentes, 54% varones. Fumar relaja y mejora la imagen personal: da seguridad (chicos y mejora las relaciones con el sexo opuesto, además de controlar el peso (chicas. La familia favorece el tabaquismo por imitación de comportamientos, aunque no lo normaliza. Los amigos constituyen un grupo de presión para el inicio/mantenimiento del consumo. El inicio de la educación secundaria marca el principio del consumo experimental. La sociedad suele normalizar el consumo y es fácil para los menores de edad comprar tabaco. Los universitarios son un modelo a seguir, con libertad para el consumo. Piden ejemplo de abstinencia a progenitores y educadores/sanitarios, dicen estar bien informados, pero recuerdan sólo mensajes impactantes. De forma unánime indican que el tabaco provoca adicción, pero de manera proporcional al tiempo de consumo; sólo les preocupan los síntomas inmediatos provocados por el tabaquismo. Los adolescentes fumadores relacionan el policonsumo con los momentos de ocio. Conclusiones: El estudio aporta motivos potencialmente útiles para mejorar la intervención antitabaco en los adolescentes. La influencia de los amigos, las actitudes parentales, la accesibilidad al tabaco y los síntomas de dependencia parecen ser los factores más relevantes.Objective: To determine the motivations (attitudes, beliefs and experiences for tobacco

  10. Caracterización molecular de los genes pr1 y tpt1 en especies y variedades cubanas de tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum L.

    Sandra Pérez Alvarez

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Título en ingles: Molecular characterization of pr1 and tpt1 proteins in cuban tobacco  species and varieties (Nicoatiana tabacum L. Resumen: La identificación de genes nuevos relacionados con la respuesta de Nicotiana tabacum L. al estrés biótico y abiótico contribuye al mejoramiento genético del cultivo del tabaco en todo el mundo. El objetivo de este trabajo fue detectar la presencia de los genes tpt1 y pr1 en el genoma de algunas especies y variedades cubanas de tabaco. Se identificaron 265 etiquetas de secuencias expresadas (ESTs-expressed sequences tags que nunca se habían  informado con anterioridad en especies vegetales, y el gen que codifica para la proteína tumoral controlada durante la transcripción (Transcriptional Controlled Tumor Protein (tpt1 nunca se había informado en N. tabacum, pues los estudios del mismo se han centrado en su mayoría en animales y humanos. Los resultados del microarreglo se confirmaron utilizando la RT-PCR cuantitativa en tiempo real. Los genes tpt1 y proteína relacionada con la patogénesis (pr1 se utilizaron para diseñar cebadores para la caracterización molecular de algunas especies y variedades de tabaco cubano. El gen tpt1 solamente se expresó en dos especies (N. glutinosa y N. tomentosiformis y el pr1, después de la digestión, mostró diferentes bandas entre las variedades susceptibles y resistentes. La presencia de estos genes en una parte del germoplasma analizado constituye un paso inicial para la utilización de este conocimiento en el mejoramiento genético del tabaco. Palabras claves: etiquetas de secuencias expresadas (ESTs; microarreglo; caracterización molecular. Abstract: The identification of new genes related with Nicotiana tabacum L. response to biotic and abiotic stress contribute to the genetic improvement of tobacco plants around the world. The aim of this research was to identify tpt1 and pr

  11. Hacia el consumo informado de tabaco en México: efecto de las advertencias con pictogramas en población fumadora

    Thrasher, James F; Pérez-Hernández, Rosaura; Arillo-Santillán, Edna; Barrientos-Gutiérrez, Inti

    2015-01-01

    Resumen Objetivo Evaluar el efecto de las advertencias sanitarias (AS) con pictogramas en las cajetillas de tabaco en adultos fumadores. Material y métodos Cohorte de fumadores con representatividad poblacional de siete ciudades mexi canas, antes (2010) y después (2011) de la implementación de AS con pictogramas (ASP). Para determinar el cambio en las variables sobre el impacto cognitivo y conductual de las advertencias, se estimaron modelos bivariados y ajustados de ecuaciones de estimación generalizada. En el Segundo levantamiento (2011), se estimaron modelos para determiner los factores que se asocian con el reporte de recordar cada advertencia que había entrado al mercado, además de los factores asociados con el autorreporte del impacto de cada advertencia vigente. Resultados Se observaron incrementos importantes de 2010 a 2011 en los conocimientos sobre los riesgos de fumar, los componentes tóxicos del tabaco y el número telefónico para recibir consejos sobre dejar de fumar. La recordación e impacto de las primeras advertencias con pictogramas parecen ser amplios y equitativos a través de la población fumadora. En comparación con 2010, un mayor nivel de ex fumadores entrevistados en 2011 reportaron que las advertencias habían influido mucho en dejar de fumar (RM=2.44, 95% IC 1.27–4.72). Conclusiones Las AS con pictogramas han logrado un impacto importante en el conocimiento y conducta, información relevante para la población y en tomadores de decisiones. PMID:22689162

  12. Actor-Critic Algorithm Based on Tile Coding and Model Learning%基于Tile Coding编码和模型学习的Actor-Critic算法

    金玉净; 朱文文; 伏玉琛; 刘全

    2014-01-01

    Actor-Critic是一类具有较好性能及收敛保证的强化学习方法,然而,Agent在学习和改进策略的过程中并没有对环境的动态性进行学习,导致Actor-Critic方法的性能受到一定限制.此外,Actor-Critic方法中需要近似地表示策略以及值函数,其中状态和动作的编码方法以及参数对Actor-Critic方法有重要的影响.Tile Coding编码具有简单易用、计算时间复杂度较低等优点,因此,将Tile Coding编码与基于模型的Actor-Critic方法结合,并将所得算法应用于强化学习仿真实验.实验结果表明,所得算法具有较好的性能.

  13. Actors or Spectators? Vulnerability and Critical Environmental Law

    Andreas Philippopoulos‐Mihalopoulos

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The question of whether we as humans should remain spectators of the great theatre of ecological disaster or become actors is a false dichotomy. In this chapter, I argue that both are needed, since the critical distance of spectatorship does not annul the need for immersion in the ecological continuum. A tool in the realisation of this is the concept of vulnerability, which is here conceptualised as a space of ‘the middle’ (as opposed, emphatically, to ‘the centre’ and offers an opportunity to think away from the sterile debate on eco/anthropocentricity and from such limiting hierarchies as animal/human, human/environmental, natural/artificial. This new, vulnerable position of the middle allows the reconfiguration of ecological processes, and more specifically, the position of environmental law in relation to them. Environmental law now finds itself amidst a new, moving, ‘open ecology’ of social, biological and ecological processes. This is a new, radical conceptualisation of what I have called ‘critical environmental law’, based upon an epistemology of observation and an ontology of being part of this open ecology. Environmental law, in this light, is simultaneously reformulated as being an invitation to disciplinary and ontological openness and yet a call to remain immanent within existing legal structures. This finds expression in four critical environmental positions that set the stage for the further elaboration of a critical environmental law. La cuestión de si nosotros, como seres humanos, debemos seguir siendo espectadores del gran teatro de la catástrofe ecológica o convertirnos en actores es una dicotomía falsa. En este artículo se sostiene que ambos son necesarios, ya que la distancia crítica del espectador no anula la necesidad de una inmersión en el continuum ecológico. Una herramienta para la realización de esto es el concepto de vulnerabilidad, que aquí se concibe como un espacio 'intermedio' (en oposici

  14. Exposición de adolescentes de escuela secundaria de la Argentina y México a escenas de tabaco en películas de cine: una estimación poblacional

    María V. Salgado

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el tabaquismo en películas promueve el inicio de tabaquismo en adolescentes Objetivo: estimar el nivel de exposición a imágenes de tabaco contenidas en películas vistas por adolescentes de Argentina y México Métodos: Se realizó una encuesta a alumnos de primer año del secundario de Argentina y México. Se analizaron las 100 películas con mayor recaudación en cada año del periodo 2009-2013 (Argentina y 2010-2014 (México. A cada participante se le asignó una muestra aleatoria de 50 de estas películas, preguntándosele si la había visto. Se estimó el número total de adolescentes que habían visto cada película en cada país, y se multiplicó por el número de escenas que contenían tabaco (ocurrencias en cada película para así obtener el número de impresiones crudas de tabaco vista por los adolescentes escolarizados de cada país. Resultados: Se analizaron 422 films en Argentina y 433 en México. Más de 500 millones de imágenes de tabaco fueron vistas por la población joven de cada país, lo que promedia 128 y 121 minutos de escenas con tabaquismo por cada adolescente en Argentina y México respectivamente. Si bien los films calificados para mayores de 15/16/18 años tenían mayor promedio por película de escenas de tabaco, las películas calificadas para menores de esta edad fueron responsables de la mayor cantidad de escenas de tabaquismo vistas por adolescentes (67,3% en Argentina y 54,4% en México debido a su mayor audiencia. Conclusiones: A nivel poblacional son las películas para niños las máximas responsables de la carga de tabaco vista por adolescentes.

  15. Economic policies for tobacco control in developing countries Política económica para el control del tabaco en países en vías de desarrollo

    H Ross

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Raising tobacco taxes can have an income distributional impact on the population. Since lower socio-economic groups usually smoke more, they also contribute more to total cigarette tax collection. Thus, those who can afford it least contribute the most in terms of tobacco taxes. This means that tobacco taxes are regressive. However, tobacco tax increases are likely to be progressive, decreasing the relative tax incidence on the poor, vis-à-vis the rich. This is based on the premise that the poor are likely to be more sensitive to price changes, and would thus reduce their cigarette consumption by a greater percentage than the rich in response to an excise tax-induced increase in cigarette prices. Recent empirical studies confirm this hypothesis by demonstrating that the price responsiveness of cigarette demand increases with income. Research in China confirmed that reducing cigarette expenditures could release household resources for spending on food, housing, and other goods that improve living standards. Therefore, in the long run, tobacco control measures will reduce social inequality.Elevar impuestos al tabaco también puede provocar en la población un impacto de división. La recaudación de impuestos al tabaco se ha elevado desde que las personas de bajo nivel socio-económico fuman cada vez más y, de hecho, son los que más contribuyen al total de la recaudación. Esto significa que los impuestos son regresivos. Sin embargo, el impuesto al tabaco es probable que vaya en aumento, y con ello disminuiría la incidencia relativa de impuestos a la pobreza en relación con la riqueza. Esto se basa en la premisa de que la población de escasos recursos es más sensible a los cambios del precio del tabaco y, por tanto, reduciría su consumo, en comparación con lo que sucede en el porcentaje de la población de altos recursos respecto a un aumento del impuesto-inducido en el tabaco. Los estudios empíricos recientes confirman esta hipótesis y

  16. Natural gas supply strategies for European energy market actors

    The liberalization of the European energy markets leads to the diversification of supplies. Hence, we analyse the natural gas importation problem in a power producer point of view. Upstream and downstream natural gas markets are concentrated. In this oligopoly context, our topic is to focus on strategies which modify natural gas sourcing price. This by studying the surplus sharing on the natural gas chain. A European firm can bundle gas and electricity outputs to increase its market share. Therefore, a bundling strategy of a power producer in competition with a natural gas reseller on the final European energy market increases upstream natural gas price. Bundling also acts as a raising rival cost strategy and reduces the rivals' profit. Profits opportunities incite natural gas producers to enter the final market. Vertical integration between a natural gas producer and a European gas reseller is a way, for producers, to catch end consumer surplus. Vertical integration results in the foreclosure of the power producer on the upstream natural gas market. To be active on the natural gas market, the power producer could supply bundles. But, this strategy reallocates the rent. The integrated firm on natural gas gets the rent of electricity market in expenses of the power producer. Then, a solution for the power producer is to supply gas and electricity as complements. Then, we consider a case where vertical integration is not allowed. Input price discrimination by a monopolist leads to a lower natural gas price for the actor which diversifies its supplying sources. Furthermore, a bundling strategy increases the gap between the price proposed to the firm which also diversify its output and the firm which is fully dependent from the producer to supply natural gas on final market. (author)

  17. Uso de tabaco por estudantes adolescentes portugueses e fatores associados Smoking and its associated factors in Portuguese adolescent students

    Sílvia Fraga

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever o uso de tabaco e identificar os seus determinantes em estudantes adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, tendo sido avaliadas 1.052 meninas e 984 meninos de 13 anos de idade matriculados em escolas públicas e privadas da cidade do Porto, Portugal. A proporção individual de participação foi de 77,5%. O adolescente e o seu responsável preencheram um questionário sobre informações sociodemográficas e de comportamento em suas casas. Na escola, o adolescente completou outro questionário, com informações sobre o tabagismo. As variáveis contínuas foram comparadas pelo teste Kruskal-Wallis e as proporções pelo teste de qui-quadrado. As estimativas de risco e respectivos intervalos de confiança de 95% foram calculados por regressão logística não condicional. RESULTADOS: Dos adolescentes avaliados, 19,9% (22,4% das meninas e 17,1% dos meninos experimentaram fumar mas não eram fumantes; 1,8% (2,0% das meninas e 1,5% dos meninos fumavam ocasionalmente e 1,3% (2,0% das meninas e 0,4% dos meninos fumavam pelo menos um cigarro por dia. A razão mais referida como a mais importante para experimentar fumar foi a curiosidade (46,3% das meninas e 45,6% dos meninos. Após ajuste para os hábitos tabágicos dos progenitores, dos irmãos e dos amigos, a associação mais forte foi com o tabagismo dos amigos, nas meninas (OR=4,03; IC 95%: 2,69-6,04 e nos meninos (OR=5,39; IC 95%: 3,34-8,70. CONCLUSÕES: Uma elevada proporção tinha experimentado fumar e ter amigos fumantes foi o mais forte determinante para experimentar fumar.OBJECTIVE: To describe smoking habits and to identify their determinants in adolescent students. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out on smoking habits comprising 1,052 girls and 984 boys aged 13 years attending public and private schools in the city of Porto, Portugal. The proportion of participation was 77.5%. Information on sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics was obtained

  18. International Political Actorness of the EU: the Dichotomy of Agent and Structure

    Gnatyuk Nikolay Nikolaevich

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Theories of international relations, regional integration and comparative politics have significant difficulties with the classification of the EU as an actor of international politics. At the same time the EU international activities challenge not only the idea of superior role of the state in international relations but also the structure of international system. The article states that conceptualization of international actors should not contrast two levels of analyses – the internal condition of actor and the structure of international system, but treat them as being neutral. Based on suggestions of pluralistic approach, the article argues that primary burden of progress in the classification of the EU as an actor of international politics is due to one way interpretation of “structure and agents problem”. In this regard the constructivist idea of treating actor and structure as mutually constructive may be a useful starting point. Unlike attempts to consider the international activities of the EU as “state like” entity, this approach allows taking into account the EU integrative nature, which is characterized by the presence of individual features of the traditional international actors. Therefore, the concept of international actorness as an alternative to state-centered approaches may offer a theoretical and methodological framework for the understanding of different elements and building-blocks of the “EU as an international actor”. Interaction of variables of internal and external levels composes a harmonized system for evaluating the EU international activity.

  19. Aplikace pro úpravu obrazu z kamery pro Android

    Bělehrádek, Stanislav

    2014-01-01

    V této práci je řešena tvorba aplikace pro úpravu obrazu z kamery na operační systém Android. Cílem bylo prostudovat možnosti úpravy obrazu, možnosti tvorby aplikací na platformě Android a následně zjištěné informace použít při vývoji samotné aplikace.Zvolený problém je řešen vytvořením frameworku na platformu Android pro úpravu obrazu a následným použitím frameworku při vývoji samotné aplikaci.Framework je založen na knihovně OpenCV a poskytuje vizuální komponenty užitečné při tvorbě GUI apl...

  20. The Path From Passivity Toward Entrepreneurship: Public Sector Actors in Brownfield Regeneration Processes in Central Eastern Europe

    Alexandrescu, F.; Martinat, S.; Klusa ek, P.; Bartke, S.

    2014-01-01

    Europeanization research dealing with the environmental transition in Eastern Europe has focused on the roles of state actors in adopting European regulations. Less well understood are the framings and roles of public administration actors when European Union regulations do not prescribe specific institutional changes. This article offers a micro perspective on the framings and roles of such actors in several cases of brownfield regeneration. Actors can play a proactive role, thereby fosterin...

  1. Actors influencing sense-making of ICT adoption in SMEs : The case of Zenergy AB

    Onicescu, Ana-Maria

    2015-01-01

    Background Every company nowadays needs to use ICT artifacts to cope with the business development. The adoption and use of ICT involves different actors who make sense of ICT in relation to their work environment. This thesis focuses on the relationships between the actors involved in SME’s ICT adoption and their influence upon the process. Purpose          The purpose of this thesis is to explore the interactions between different actors in the SME’s network and analyze how they influence t...

  2. Performance anxiety in actors: symptoms, explanations and an Indian approach to treatment

    Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel; Nair, Sreenath; Proctor, Deborah Claire

    2012-01-01

    There are numerous examples of renowned performers across the arts (actors and musicians) and in sports, which become news items in the media due to their performance anxiety (also called stage fright in English, or Lampenfieber in German). Given the number of celebrity actors suffering from stage fright, the number of those actors who do not make the news headlines in relation to their stage fright but nevertheless suffer from it must be even higher. In t his essay we provide an up to da...

  3. Figuring out Actors in Text Streams: Using Collocations to establish Incremental Mind-maps

    Rothenberger, T.; Oez, S.; Tahirovic, E.; Schommer, C.

    2008-01-01

    The recognition, involvement, and description of main actors influences the story line of the whole text. This is of higher importance as the text per se represents a flow of words and expressions that once it is read it is lost. In this respect, the understanding of a text and moreover on how the actor exactly behaves is not only a major concern: as human beings try to store a given input on short-term memory while associating diverse aspects and actors with incidents, the following approach...

  4. THE ANALYSIS OF ACTORS IN THE MAKING OF THE BUDGET REVENUE OF REGIONAL COST

    Muhammad Saad

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This article is the result of research on the analysis of the policy making of the budget revenues and shopping area of Makassar city fiscal year 2009. One part of this research use approach to the actors and the relationships between actors in policy making. Within the framework of the system of policy making of Budget income and Expenditure area (Budgets Makassar city, this research is the description of the analysis of the local government and actors People’s Representative Council District Makassar city as policy makers in making Grant Makassar city

  5. Adobe Connect Pro ohjauksen apuna

    Koukkari, Katja

    2010-01-01

    Tämän kehittämistyön tavoitteena on tarkastella, miten suunnittelijat ja opiskelijat kokevat Adobe Connect Pro -ohjelman käytön ohjauksen apuna sekä miten käytettävä ohjelma on sekä teknisesti että pedagogisesti. Teoriaosuudessa tarkastelen mm. sulautuvaa opetusta ja verkko-ohjauksen erityispiirteitä. Internet tarjoaa mahdollisuuksia sekä eriaikaiseen että reaaliaikaiseen viestintään. Perinteisesti verkkokurssin viestintä on ollut eriaikaista tekstipohjaisuuteen perustuvaa viestintää. Nykyisi...

  6. Pro Android Apps Performance Optimization

    Guihot, Hervé

    2012-01-01

    Today's Android apps developers are often running into the need to refine, improve and optimize their apps performances. As more complex apps can be created, it is even more important for developers to deal with this critical issue. Android allows developers to write apps using Java, C or a combination of both with the Android SDK and the Android NDK. Pro Android Apps Performance Optimization reveals how to fine-tune your Android apps, making them more stable and faster. In this book, you'll learn the following: * How to optimize your Java code with the SDK, but also how to write and optimize

  7. La escuela básica en la prevención del consumo de alcohol y tabaco: retrato de una realidad A escola fundamental na prevenção do consumo de álcool e tabaco: retrato de uma realidade Basic education in the prevention of alcohol consumption and smoking: a reality report

    Luz María Carvajal Chávez

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available El uso de alcohol, drogas es un fenómeno social que constituye un grave problema para la Salud Pública, con consecuencias personales, familiares y sociales. El presente estudio es de naturaleza exploratoria-descriptiva cuyo objetivo fue evaluar las condiciones ambientales de una escuela de enseñanza básica con la finalidad de identificar los posibles factores de riesgo que pueden contribuir para el consumo de alcohol y tabaco de niños y adolescentes. Se realizaron entrevistas a escolares y profesores por medio de un guía preestablecido, conservando el anonimato. Los resultados evidencian que la edad predominante es de 10 a 11 años con el 66,6%. Los niños/as expuestos a factores de riesgo asociados a problemas escolares, baja autoestima y problemas familiares. El 15,6% ha experimentado alcohol; tabaco el 13,4%. Los profesores acreditan que los niños no consumen alcohol, tabaco/drogas, solo hay problemas de conductas.O uso de álcool e drogas é um fenômeno social representando um grave problema para a Saúde Pública, com conseqüências pessoais, familiares e sociais. O presente estudo descritivo-exploratório, tem como objetivo avaliar a escola básica com vistas a identificar os principais fatores de risco associados ao consumo de álcool e tabaco bem como, apontar as medidas de prevenção e controle em escolares. Foram realizadas entrevistas com os respectivos escolares e professores por meio de um instrumento estruturado pré-estabelecido. Os resultados evidenciaram que 66% tem idade de 10 a 11 anos . Os principais fatores de riscos foram problemas escolares, baixa auto-estima e familiares. Com relação ao uso de drogas entre os alunos entrevistados obteve-se que 15,6% álcool e 13,4% fumo. Os referidos professores apontam sérios agravos entre os escolares, inclusive de conduta, embora reconheçam que o consumo de álcool/tabaco seja insignificante.The use of alcohol and drugs is a social issue that constitutes serious problem

  8. Gobernanza ambiental, actores sociales y conflictos en las Áreas Naturales Protegidas mexicanas Environmental Governance, Social Actors and Conflicts in Mexican Natural Protected Areas

    Ludger Brenner

    2010-01-01

    Este artículo analiza los retos que enfrenta la gobernanza ambiental de la Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka'an, una de las Áreas Naturales Protegidas más importantes en México. El estudio identifica los actores sociales involucrados, sus intereses, estrategias, poder relativo y acciones. La información pone en claro que el mayor problema que enfrenta la gobernanza ambiental resulta de los intereses y acciones contradictorias que llevan a cabo los diferentes actores sociales.This article analize...

  9. Zesilovač pro tenzometry

    Kneblík, Adam

    2008-01-01

    Tato práce popisuje způsoby zesílení signálu z tenzometrického mostu. Jsou zde uvedeny jednotlivé zapojení zesilovačů a popsány jejich vlastnosti. Dále je zde uveden výpočet chyby zesilovače pro různé teploty prostředí. V další části jsou navrženy jednotlivé varianty zapojení zesilovačů pro tenzometry (přístrojový zesilovač s obvodem AD524, oddělovací zesilovač, zesilovač založený na přepínání kapacity), u kterých jsou měřením porovnány jejich vlastnosti se zesilovačem Vishay P-3500....

  10. Orientación al rol de género y uso de tabaco y alcohol en jóvenes de Morelos, México Gender role orientation and tobacco and alcohol use among youth in Morelos, Mexico

    Rubén Chávez-Ayala; Leonor Rivera-Rivera; Ahideé Leyva-López; Marcela Sánchez-Estrada; Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce

    2013-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Cuantificar la asociación entre orientación al rol de género y uso de tabaco y alcohol en jóvenes del estado de Morelos. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal realizado en 2004-2005, en jóvenes de 14 a 24 años (n=1 730). Variables sociodemográficas (zona de residencia, nivel socioeconómico); familiares (educación y violencia paternal); psicosociológicas (rol de género, autoestima, depresión, consumo de alcohol, tabaco, locus de control, abuso sexual). Análisis por regresión logíst...

  11. Actor Network Theory Approach and its Application in Investigating Agricultural Climate Information System

    Maryam Sharifzadeh

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Actor network theory as a qualitative approach to study complex social factors and process of socio-technical interaction provides new concepts and ideas to understand socio-technical nature of information systems. From the actor network theory viewpoint, agricultural climate information system is a network consisting of actors, actions and information related processes (production, transformation, storage, retrieval, integration, diffusion and utilization, control and management, and system mechanisms (interfaces and networks. Analysis of such systemsembody the identification of basic components and structure of the system (nodes –thedifferent sources of information production, extension, and users, and the understanding of how successfully the system works (interaction and links – in order to promote climate knowledge content and improve system performance to reach agricultural development. The present research attempted to introduce actor network theory as research framework based on network view of agricultural climate information system.

  12. The actor-critic algorithm as multi-time-scale stochastic approximation

    Borkar, Vivek S.; Konda, Vijaymohan R

    1997-01-01

    The actor-critic algorithm of Barto and others for simulation-based optimization of Markov decision processes is cast as a two time Scale stochastic approximation. Convergence analysis, approximation issues and an example are studied.

  13. Two-factor theory, the actor-critic model, and conditioned avoidance.

    Maia, Tiago V

    2010-02-01

    Two-factor theory (Mowrer, 1947, 1951, 1956) remains one of the most influential theories of avoidance, but it is at odds with empirical findings that demonstrate sustained avoidance responding in situations in which the theory predicts that the response should extinguish. This article shows that the well-known actor-critic model seamlessly addresses the problems with two-factor theory, while simultaneously being consistent with the core ideas that underlie that theory. More specifically, the article shows that (1) the actor-critic model bears striking similarities to two-factor theory and explains all of the empirical phenomena that two-factor theory explains, in much the same way, and (2) there are subtle but important differences between the actor-critic model and two-factor theory, which result in the actor-critic model predicting the persistence of avoidance responses that is found empirically. PMID:20065349

  14. A Batch, Off-Policy, Actor-Critic Algorithm for Optimizing the Average Reward

    Murphy, S A; Deng, Y.; Laber, E. B.; Maei, H. R.; Sutton, R. S.; Witkiewitz, K.

    2016-01-01

    We develop an off-policy actor-critic algorithm for learning an optimal policy from a training set composed of data from multiple individuals. This algorithm is developed with a view towards its use in mobile health.

  15. Renewable energy sources. Non-traditional actors on the international market

    Five of Sweden's technical attaches have investigated the non-traditional actors activity within the field of renewable energy sources. Countries studied are USA, Japan, France, Germany and Great Britain

  16. Vocal range and intensity in actors: a studio versus stage comparison.

    Emerich, Kate A; Titze, Ingo R; Svec, Jan G; Popolo, Peter S; Logan, Gary

    2005-03-01

    A voice range profile (VRP) was obtained from each of eight professional actors and compared with two speech range profiles (SRPs). One speech profile was obtained during the dramatic reading of a scene in the laboratory and the other during a performance on stage in a professional theater. The objective was to determine the pitch and loudness ranges used by the actors in speech relative to the VRP. The principal question of interest was whether the actors stayed within the center of the VRP, or whether they tended to drift toward the boundaries of intensity and frequency. A second question was whether the performance within the laboratory accurately reflects that of a stage performance. The results suggest that some subjects tend to exceed the center of the VRP during the stage performance. It is hypothesized that these actors may stress their vocal mechanism during performance and are more likely candidates for vocal injury. PMID:15766852

  17. Dynamic Knowledge Capitalization through Annotation among Economic Intelligence Actors in a Collaborative Environment

    Okunoye, Olusoji; Odumuyiwa, Victor

    2010-01-01

    The shift from industrial economy to knowledge economy in today's world has revolutionalized strategic planning in organizations as well as their problem solving approaches. The point of focus today is knowledge and service production with more emphasis been laid on knowledge capital. Many organizations are investing on tools that facilitate knowledge sharing among their employees and they are as well promoting and encouraging collaboration among their staff in order to build the organization's knowledge capital with the ultimate goal of creating a lasting competitive advantage for their organizations. One of the current leading approaches used for solving organization's decision problem is the Economic Intelligence (EI) approach which involves interactions among various actors called EI actors. These actors collaborate to ensure the overall success of the decision problem solving process. In the course of the collaboration, the actors express knowledge which could be capitalized for future reuse. In this pap...

  18. El entrenamiento como base de la formación actoral

    Carlos Araque Osorio

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The text presents a reflection on the actor’s training and its implications, virtues and contributions to the professional formation of actors. It starts from the experience that the author has assimilated as teacher and director, but mainly as an active actor, that appeals to his body as a work tool. From this perspective, the relationships between exercise, system and rehearsal are analyzed. Performance is not an esoteric and mystic act propitiated by the gods, it is a work that requires preparation, dedication and conscious inquiry. The actor or the actress that are unable to train in solitude, cannot contribute to a group, perhaps, this should be done without losing the perspective that theater is a collective act, in which communication plays an important role. For this reason, is fundamental to know how it is expressed, how it is signified and how a communication is begun between the actor and the spectator.

  19. Modeling and training emotional talking faces of virtual actors in synthetic movies

    Karunaratne, Savant; Yan, Hong

    2000-05-01

    This paper presents an overview of a virtual actor system composed of several subsystems designed to automate some of these animation tasks. Our emphasis is on the facial animation of virtual actors. The paper specifically details the situations processor component of the framework, which is a major building block in the automatic virtual actor system. An expert system using a fuzzy knowledge-based control system is used to realize the automated system. Fuzzy linguistic rules are used to train virtual actors to know the appropriate emotions and gestures to use in different situations of a synthetic movie, the higher level parameters of which are provided by human directors. Theories of emotion, personality, dialogue, and acting, as well as empirical evidence is incorporated into our framework and knowledge bases to produce promising results.

  20. Pro-Poor Growth and Gender Inequality

    Klasen, Stephan

    2006-01-01

    This paper examines to what extent gender gaps in education, health, employment, productive assets and inputs can affect pro poor growth (in the sense of increasing monetary incomes of the poor). After discussing serious methodological problems with examining gender issues in the context of an income-based pro-poor growth framework, the paper considers theory and evidence on the impact of gender inequality on pro poor growth. While there is a considerable literature suggesting negative impact...

  1. Pengungkapan Pro Forma, Mendukung atau Menyesatkan Investor?

    Yohanis Rura

    2010-01-01

    Pro forma is originated from Latin. It contains different meaning depends on which discipline it is used. In accounting, pro forma disclosure is used to show effect of important transaction which occurs after the end of periods, or which occurs during period but not fully reflected in historical cost financial statement of a firm. Pro forma disclosure has the objective to support (but might mislead) investor in decision making focused on particular influence of important transaction. Company ...

  2. The Relation of Pro-Sociality to Self-Esteem: The Mediational Role of Quality of Friendships.

    Zuffianò, Antonio; Eisenberg, Nancy; Alessandri, Guido; Luengo Kanacri, Bernadette Paula; Pastorelli, Concetta; Milioni, Michela; Caprara, Gian Vittorio

    2016-02-01

    The present longitudinal study examined the role of quality of friendship in mediating the relation of pro-sociality to self-esteem over time. Participants were 424 Italian young adults (56% females) assessed at two waves (M(age) = 21.1 at Time 1; M(age) = 25 at Time 2). An autoregressive cross-lagged panel model was used to test the mediational model. Self- and friend-report measures of pro-sociality, quality of friendship, and self-esteem were included in the analyses. Results were in line with the hypothesized paths, with quality of friendship mediating the relation of pro-sociality to later self-esteem above and beyond its high stability. Self-esteem, in turn, predicted pro-sociality 4 years later. Overall, the present findings support the potential benefits of behaving pro-socially for an actor in terms of increased perceived self-worth and also expand previous work by outlining the specific mediational role of the quality of friendships. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed. PMID:25234333

  3. GUS gene expression driven by a citrus promoter in transgenic tobacco and 'Valencia' sweet orange Expressão do gene GUS controlado por promotor de citros em plantas transgênicas de tabaco e laranja 'Valência'

    Fernando Alves de Azevedo

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was the transformation of tobacco and 'Valencia' sweet orange with the GUS gene driven by the citrus phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL gene promoter (CsPP. Transformation was accomplished by co-cultivation of tobacco and 'Valência' sweet orange explants with Agrobacterium tumefaciens containing the binary vector CsPP-GUS/2201. After plant transformation and regeneration, histochemical analyses using GUS staining revealed that CsPP promoter preferentially, but not exclusively, conferred gene expression in xylem tissues of tobacco. Weaker GUS staining was also detected throughout the petiole region in tobacco and citrus CsPP transgenic plants.O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar a transformação de plantas de tabaco e laranja 'Valência' com o gene GUS controlado pelo promotor do gene da fenilalanina amônia-liase (PAL de citros (CsPP. Foi realizada transformação genética por meio do co-cultivo de explantes de tabaco e laranja 'Valência' com Agrobacterium tumefaciens que continha o vetor binário CsPP-GUS/2201. Após a transformação e a regeneração, a detecção da atividade de GUS por ensaios histoquímicos revelou que o promotor CsPP, preferencialmente, mas não exclusivamente, confere expressão gênica em tecidos do xilema de tabaco. Expressão mais baixa de GUS também foi detectada na região de tecido de pecíolo, em plantas transgênicas (CsPP de tabaco e laranja 'Valência'.

  4. The Role of Global Actors in the Liberalization of Indonesian Economy through its Financial Institutions

    Shabbir MS; Rehman AK; Akhtar T

    2016-01-01

    In contrast, the political ideology governing on Indonesia seemed to be isolated from any required economic reform. This paper investigates the dynamic role of global actors after liberalization of Indonesian Economy. However, these global actors such as World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organization (WTO), a group of twenty largest economies called as G 20 and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) play an important role in developed and under developed count...

  5. The European Union as a Security Actor: Moving Beyond the Second Pillar

    Kamil Zwolski

    2009-01-01

    It is suggested in this article that there is a discrepancy between, on the one hand, literature that focuses on the European Union (EU) as a security actor and, on the other, contemporary security studies literature. This difference concerns the fact that the literature on the EU as a security actor treats security in a narrower sense than how it is approached in the literature on security studies. Over the past few decades, security studies literature has begun to fully acknowledge that the...

  6. Recursivity and Self-Referentiality of Economic Theories and Their Implications for Bounded Rational Actors

    Lehmann-Waffenschmidt, Marco; Sandri, Serena

    2007-01-01

    This study aims at the analysis of the possible self-referential effects of economic theories and models on its own subject and of the mechanisms through which bounded rational actors perceive the self-referential nature of economic theories and might absorb their prescriptions. Thus, the focus of the present study will be on the effects of economic theories on the behaviour of the analyzed economic actors. The analysis of the possible causal role of theories on bounded rational economic beha...

  7. The high-level and long life radioactive wastes management in France: inquiry near the actors

    This document presents talks carried out near various actors of the radioactive wastes management in France. These talks have been realized in the framework of an inquiry aiming at supporting the developments of an economic sciences thesis, relative to the sustainable management of the nuclear wastes. This inquiry aimed to better determine the actors stakes, the controversies on the technical choices, but also the possible cooperation. (A.L.B.)

  8. The Roles and Movements of Actors in the Deforestation of Brazilian Amazonia

    Philip M. Fearnside

    2008-01-01

    Containing the advance of deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia requires understanding the roles and movements of the actors involved. The importance of different actors varies widely among locations within the region, and also evolves at any particular site over the course of frontier establishment and consolidation. Landless migrants have significant roles in clearing the land they occupy and in motivating landholders to clear as a defense against invasion or expropriation. Colonists in offic...

  9. The actors and privatization of sanitation services in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua

    Gustavo Córdova Bojórquez

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available This document offers an analysis about possibilities to implement a concession system in the recollection and disposal of non-hazardous trash collection service in Ciudad Juarez. The recognition of view points from different actors in the timeframe, applying a survey to home heads and interviews to opinion leaders, as actors key in city´s production, let us to identify a high politized item that keep off efficient and transparent public participation.

  10. A survey of actor-critic reinforcement learning: standard and natural policy gradients

    Grondman, Ivo; Busoniu, Lucian; Lopes, Gabriel; Babuska, Robert

    2012-01-01

    International audience Policy gradient based actor-critic algorithms are amongst the most popular algorithms in the reinforcement learning framework. Their advantage of being able to do policy search using low-variance gradient estimates has made them useful in several real-life applications, such as robotics, power control and finance. Although general surveys on reinforcement learning techniques already exist, no survey is specifically dedicated to actor-critic algorithms in particular. ...

  11. The Risks of Multimedia Methods: Effects of Actor's Race and Gender on Preferences for Health States

    Lenert, Leslie A.; Ziegler, Jennifer; Lee, Tina; Unfred, Christine; Mahmoud, Ramy

    2000-01-01

    Objective: While the use of multimedia methods in medical education and decision support can facilitate learning, it also has certain hazards. One potential hazard is the inadvertent triggering of racial and gender bias by the appearance of actors or patients in presentations. The authors hypothesized that race and gender affect preferences. To explore this issue they studied the effects of actors' race and gender on preference ratings for health states that include symptoms of schizoph...

  12. A New Efficient Key Management Protocol for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks

    Lee, Yunho; Lee, Soojin

    2009-01-01

    Research on sensor networks has become much more active and is currently being applied to many different fields. However since sensor networks are limited to only collecting and reporting information regarding a certain event, and requires human intervention with that given information, it is often difficult to react to an event or situation immediately and proactively. To overcome this kind of limitation, Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks (WSANs) with immediate-response actor nodes have bee...

  13. Accountability of States and Non-state Actors under the International Law of Child Soldiering

    2008-01-01

    The thesis examines the accountability of state and non-state actors under international law of child soldiering. It argues that states and non-state actors as such must be made accountable for breaching their obligation under the prohibition of the conscription and enlistment of children under the age of fifteen years old or using them to participate actively in hostilities. The argument is based on the Security Council resolutions on children and armed conflict and the 2001 International La...

  14. Opening up the innovation system framework towards new actors and institutions

    Warnke, Philine; Koschatzky, Knut; Dönitz, Ewa; Zenker, Andrea; Stahlecker, Thomas; Som, Oliver; Cuhls, Kerstin; Güth, Sandra

    2016-01-01

    The paper revisits the established framework of the national and regional innovation system (NIS/RIS) in the light of recent insights from innovation research in order to increase its capacity for generating meaningful insights for policy makers and other actors wishing to influence innovation capacity of nations, regions or sectors. We review six research strands that challenge the classical NIS/RIS framework by pointing to a wider range of actors, institutions and innovation modes relevant ...

  15. Interacting state and non-state actors in hybrid settings of public service delivery

    Heijden, van der, Hans

    2013-01-01

    Public services are increasingly delivered through hybrid settings of state and non-state actors. A key characteristic of such settings is the interaction between these actors. Different interactions may have different impacts on the outcomes of the particular settings. Yet to date, this key characteristic has received limited attention in scholarship. This article addresses this knowledge gap by presenting an exploratory comparative case study of two very similar hybrid settings that differ ...

  16. Local actors facing environmental issues : Lessons from a bottom-up approach

    Maurel, Marie-Claude

    2009-01-01

    This chapter, analyzing the implementation of “local sustainable development” in the LEADER programs, questions the environmental contents of local communities development plans. To what extent the sustainability paradigm is shared by local actors and is connected to a genuine new awareness? In the first part, the paper develops the conceptual framework of the implementation of new public policies for local development in New Member States. In the second one, the way in which local actors hav...

  17. 10 Finnish business actors' perceptions of their Chinese business partners and key personnel

    Fay, Lisa Kaarina

    2012-01-01

    The market impacts caused by globalization and the internationalization of companies are requiring the ability to operate in demanding, diverse and changing business environments but also requiring the consideration of differing cultural norms. This study will explore the perceptions of a number of Finnish business actors who have worked and conducted business with Chinese business actors and personnel. The empirical part of this thesis is based on a qualitative study as a research a...

  18. Can Donors and Non-State Actors Undermine Citizens' Legitimating Beliefs ?

    Sacks, Audrey

    2012-01-01

    This paper addresses the conditions under which donor and non-state actor service provision is likely to undermine or strengthen citizens' legitimating beliefs. On the one hand, citizens may be less likely to support their government with quasi-voluntary compliance when they credit non-state actors or donors for service provision. On the other hand, the provision of goods and services by d...

  19. Policies in the making: an anlysis of actors influencing Swedish ethanol politics

    Nilsson, Stina

    2010-01-01

    The thesis takes its point of departure in ethanol politics. More specifically in the Swedish government’s position regarding ethanol politics and what actors that are possibly influencing this position. The research question examined is; How, and to what extent, have different actors managed to influence the Swedish government’s position on ethanol? To answer the research question a social constructivist theory is used focusing on how the use of different kinds of ideas might influence th...

  20. Teach yourself visually MacBook Pro

    Hart-Davis, Guy

    2014-01-01

    Clear instructions to help visual learners get started with their MacBook Pro Covering all the essential information you need to get up to speed with your MacBook Pro, this new edition provides you with the most up-to-date information on performing everyday tasks quickly and easily. From basics such as powering on or shutting down the MacBook Pro to more advanced tasks such as running Windows applications, this visual guide provides the help and support you need to confidently use your MacBook Pro to its full potential.Empowers you to perform everyday tasks quickly and easilyCovers new hardwa

  1. Pro-p groups of positive deficiency

    Hillman, Jonathan A.; Schmidt, Alexander

    2008-01-01

    Let \\Gamma be a finitely presentable pro-p group with a nontrivial finitely generated closed normal subgroup N of infinite index. Then def(\\Gamma)\\leq 1, and if def(\\Gamma)=1 then \\Gamma is a pro-p duality group of dimension 2, N is a free pro-p group and \\Gamma/N is virtually free. In particular, if the centre of \\Gamma is nontrivial and def(\\Gamma)\\geq 1, then def(\\Gamma)=1, cd G \\leq 2 and \\Gamma is virtually a direct product F \\times Z_p, with F a finitely generated free pro-p group.

  2. Percepción sobre uso de alcohol y tabaco en familiares de niños enfermos: Consulta externa del hospital materno infantil del guasmo sur. Guayaquil - Ecuador

    Ayala Loor Esperanza

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermeras siempre deben preguntar a sus clientes sobre problemas con uso abusivo de alcohol en sus familias, independientemente de la especialidad de la profesional. El objetivo de esta investigación fue describir la concepción de familiares de niños pequeños con problemas de salud atendidos en un servicio de consulta externa sobre el hábito del uso del alcohol y el tabaco. Se entrevistó a 9 familiares y las entrevistas fueran analizadas bajo el análisis del contenido. La existencia de alcohol en la familia afloró como una queja. De 9 entrevistadas 6 tienen en diferentes generaciones presencia de consumidores de alcohol y tabaco. Las entrevistadas que identificaron conductas recurrentes de abuso de consumo de alcohol y tabaco utilizaron recursos auto correctivos buscando la estabilidad de un cambio dinámico intrafamiliar, sin éxito. El problema principal es la falta de autoridad de las mujeres, típica de la familia latinoamericana.

  3. La institucionalización del modelo tabaquero español 1580-1636: La creación del estanco del tabaco en España. Nota y discusión

    Santiago de Luxán Meléndez

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available La nota pretende analizar el contexto histórico en el que se inicia la economía tabaquera europea a principios del siglo XVII. Las decisiones sobre la producción, el comercio y la fiscalidad que este nuevo producto provoca en los estados de la época vienen motivadas por su creciente importancia como fuente de recursos públicos ante el espectacular desarrollo de su consumo. En un escenario de guerra casi permanente (Guerra de los Treinta Años, Guerras de Flandes, etc., el tabaco proporciona unos ingresos fiscales saneados a los gobiernos. En este contexto se sitúa la aparición del primer monopolio fiscal moderno, el estanco español del tabaco creado por Real Cédula de 26-XII-1636 y las consecuencias que la misma tuvo para el posterior desarrollo de una economía del tabaco en España.The note expect to analyse the historical environment at the beginning of the XVII century when the tobacco is introduced into the European economy. The production, trade and taxation on the tobacco decisions take for the governments, was driving to become importance of fiscal revenues produced by the growing consumption of that one, because the war needs expenditures drive the fiscal regulation. In this context the Spanish government establish the first fiscal monopoly by Royal Act of 26-XII-1636.

  4. Characteristics of pornography film actors: self-report versus perceptions of college students.

    Griffith, James D; Hayworth, Michelle; Adams, Lea T; Mitchell, Sharon; Hart, Christian

    2013-05-01

    The assumed characteristics of individuals in the adult entertainment industry have been used to advocate positions for and against pornography. Although prior studies have investigated perceptions of porn actors, no data on the actual characteristics of this group exist. The present study compared the self-reports of 105 male and 177 female porn actors to the perceptions of 399 college students on childhood sexual abuse (CSA), self-esteem, work and non-work sexual behaviors, and safe sex issues. College students were asked to identify the characteristics associated with either a male or female porn star. College students provided underestimates for both female and male porn actors on self-esteem, age of first intercourse, lifetime number of partners outside of work, ideal experience in a romantic partner, concerns regarding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), enjoyment of sex, and condom use during a first time sexual encounter, but overestimated earnings. Additional differences among male porn stars included an underestimate of the number of partners at work. For female porn stars, college students underestimated their enjoyment of work, the probability of catching an STD, and having unprotected sex. Although there were no significant differences on perceived rates of childhood abuse of porn actors, the incidence of CSA among the porn actor participants were within the ranges of the general population. The majority of college student stereotypes were not supported regarding the perceptions of porn actors. These findings were discussed within the context of attributing unfounded characteristics of individuals to an entire industry. PMID:23179237

  5. PROGNOSTICAL COMPETENCE OF THE FUTURE TEACHERS-ACTORS: TO THE ISSUE OF THE CONCEPT DEFINITION

    Elena Viktorovna Tsalko

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper on the basis of the notions of competence, forecasting, prognostical competence the author’s definition of future actors-teachers’ prognostical competence is developed. Under prognostic competence of future actors-teachers we understand a special competence that allows the subject, engaged in professional activities as a performer of roles in the theater (movies, TV, as well as performing teaching activities in the field of arts, to receive the necessary anticipatory information about the phenomenon under investigation (on performing roles in the theatre, films, and television, on the learning process and actors-teachers training. Components of prognostical competence as a type of competencies (cognitive, instrumental and operational and motivational-value are singled out. The feature of the future actor-teacher’s professional activities in the context of prognostical competence is viewed. It is the simultaneous solving the artistic-creative, organizational and teaching-upbringing problems.Purpose. The purpose of the paper is the definition of prognostical competence of future teachers-actors.Methodology. In the research the methods of theoretical level are used: comparison, analysis and synthesis, generalization, concretization; analytical methods; idealization and modeling.Result. The result of the research is the development of the author’s concept of «prognostical competence of the future teachers-actors».Practical implications. Application of the results: The results may be applied to the work of teachers-actors’ trainers as well as the researchers in Pedagogy.

  6. Airway hyperresponsiveness; smooth muscle as the principal actor.

    Lauzon, Anne-Marie; Martin, James G

    2016-01-01

    Airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) is a defining characteristic of asthma that refers to the capacity of the airways to undergo exaggerated narrowing in response to stimuli that do not result in comparable degrees of airway narrowing in healthy subjects. Airway smooth muscle (ASM) contraction mediates airway narrowing, but it remains uncertain as to whether the smooth muscle is intrinsically altered in asthmatic subjects or is responding abnormally as a result of the milieu in which it sits. ASM in the trachea or major bronchi does not differ in its contractile characteristics in asthmatics, but the more pertinent peripheral airways await complete exploration. The mass of ASM is increased in many but not all asthmatics and therefore cannot be a unifying hypothesis for AHR, although when increased in mass it may contribute to AHR. The inability of a deep breath to reverse or prevent bronchial narrowing in asthma may reflect an intrinsic difference in the mechanisms that lead to softening of contracted ASM when subjected to stretch. Cytokines such as interleukin-13 and tumor necrosis factor-α promote a more contractile ASM phenotype. The composition and increased stiffness of the matrix in which ASM is embedded promotes a more proliferative and pro-inflammatory ASM phenotype, but the expected dedifferentiation and loss of contractility have not been shown. Airway epithelium may drive ASM proliferation and/or molecular remodeling in ways that may lead to AHR. In conclusion, AHR is likely multifactorial in origin, reflecting the plasticity of ASM properties in the inflammatory environment of the asthmatic airway. PMID:26998246

  7. 基于核方法的连续动作Actor-Critic学习%Kernel-Based Continuous-Action Actor-Critic Learning

    陈兴国; 高阳; 范顺国; 俞亚君

    2014-01-01

    In reinforcement learning, the learning algorithms frequently have to deal with both continuous state and continuous action spaces to control accurately. In this paper, the great capacity of kernel method for handling continuous state space problems and the advantage of actor-critic method in dealing with continuous action space problems are combined. Kernel-based continuous-action actor-critic learning ( KCACL ) is proposed grounded on the combination. In KCACL, the actor updates each action probability based on reward-inaction, and the critic updates the state value function according to online selective kernel-based temporal difference( OSKTD) learning. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.%强化学习算法通常要处理连续状态及连续动作空间问题以实现精确控制。就此文中结合Actor-Critic方法在处理连续动作空间的优点及核方法在处理连续状态空间的优势,提出一种基于核方法的连续动作Actor-Critic学习算法( KCACL)。该算法中,Actor根据奖赏不作为原则更新动作概率,Critic采用基于核方法的在线选择时间差分算法学习状态值函数。对比实验验证该算法的有效性。

  8. Tabaco frío, coca dulce: Palabras del anciano Kinerai de la Tribu Cananguchal para sanar y alegrar el corazón de sus huérfanos = Jírue diona riérue jííbina: Jikofo Kinéreni éirue jito Kinerai ie jaiéniki komeki zuitaja ie jiyóitaja úai yoina

    Echeverri, Juan Alvaro; Candre, Hipólito

    2008-01-01

    Tabaco frío, coca dulce contiene la “Palabra de tabaco y coca” de Hipólito Candre, un curandero indígena del río Igaraparaná Amazonia colombiana). El tabaco y la coca son plantas que crecientemente han sido estigmatizadas como nocivas y adictivas. Para la tradición desde la cual habla Kinerai, por el contrario, estas plantas y su consumo ceremonial son fuentes de disciplinas morales y sociales para cuidar la vida. Son palabras que hablan de las actividades cotidianas – el trabajo de la chagra...

  9. Several regulations in gravity table in quality of tobacco seeds Diferentes regulagens da mesa densimétrica na qualidade de sementes de tabaco

    Gizele I. Gadotti

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The use of gravity table can result in improved quality of seeds of several species, demonstrating the superiority of the quality attributes of seeds collected in the top positions in relation to the lower positions of the discharge zone of the gravity table. The availability of information on tobacco seeds, particularly on the action of gravity table, has not been addressed in the literature. The present study was to evaluate the influence of different regulations in the gravity table on the quality of tobacco seeds. The terminal edge of the machine of 50 cm width was divided into four parts plus the outlet for stones. The treatments were in the following fractions: original seed (obtained in the feed hopper, heavy seed (at the top, middle high, intermediate, and light seed (lower part, and the stones outlet of the gravity table. Each combination of regulation was in an independent adjustment with a total of seven adjusts. The gravity table, in the adjustments with high oscillation, was efficient in improving the physiological quality of seed lots of tobacco, by removing the fraction of light seeds discharged at the bottom of the terminal edge.O uso da mesa densimétrica pode resultar no aprimoramento da qualidade de sementes de diversas espécies, evidenciando superioridade dos atributos de qualidade das sementes coletadas nas posições superiores em relação às posições inferiores da zona de descarga da mesa densimétrica. A disponibilidade de informações sobre sementes de tabaco, particularmente sobre a ação da mesa densimétrica, não tem sido contemplada na literatura. O presente trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar a influência de diferentes regulagens na mesa densimétrica sobre a qualidade de sementes de tabaco. O eixo terminal de descarga da mesa densimétrica, com largura de 50 cm, foi dividido em quatro partes mais a bica de saída de pedra. Os tratamentos constituíram-se nas frações semente original (obtida

  10. Dynamic Simulation pro-environmental behavior in reducing air pollution in el Valle de Aburra

    This paper proposes to expose some of the theoretical, methodological and conceptual aspects of the study of the pro-environmental behaviour on which the Master in Environmental and Development thesis named Dynamic simulation of stake holders under a structure based in beliefs, desires and intentions. Study in case: Pact for Air Quality Improvement of the AMVA, which justifies a reorientation of the intervention programs of the metropolitan authorities. Likewise, it is tried to provide to the reader with an ample point of view, with rigorous criteria, that do possible to analyze the multiple identities, the diversity of aims and the heterogeneity of intentions, to make visible what are behind the citizen's of environmental policies. By means of the analysis of the theoretical models: the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). It's presented the aspects that influence the pro environmental behaviour of the individuals, and their dynamics in a systemic environment. An approach from methodological individualism of the TRA was applied to the reduction 01 air pollution in the valley of Aburra, and the proposed model is validated in abstract. Finally, so me considerations are presented about their application in the metropolitan environmental management. The analysis of the intention of behaviour of the actors and stake holders who participate in the execution of the programs tend to the diminution of the contamination establishes by the authorities, serves to understand how strong they will try, or how much effort they will exert to realise the promoted pro environmental behaviour.

  11. The role of organized civil society in tobacco control in Latin America and the Caribbean El papel de la sociedad civil organizada en el control del tabaco en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

    Beatriz Marcet Champagne

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Civil society has been the engine that has permitted many of the accomplishments seen in tobacco control in Latin America and the Caribbean. However, the role of civil society is not clearly understood. Civil society plays five main roles: advocate, coalition builder, provider of evidence-based information, watchdog and service provider. Some of these roles are played weakly by civil society in the region and should be encouraged to support beneficial societal change. Civil society working in tobacco control has evolved over the years to now become more professionalized. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use have brought about significant change with positive and negative consequences. Strengthening civil society not only supports the tobacco control movement but it provides competencies that may be used in many ways to promote change in democratic societies.La sociedad civil ha sido el motor que ha permitido muchos logros en el control del tabaco en Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Sin embargo, no se comprende bien el papel que juega. La sociedad civil tiene cinco roles principales: abogar, construir coaliciones, proveer información basada en evidencia, ser perro guardián y proveer servicios. Algunos de estos roles se juegan débilmente y deben ser promovidos para apoyar cambios benéficos en la sociedad. La sociedad civil ha evolucionado a través de los años en el control del tabaco y ahora se ha profesionalizado más. El Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco (CMCT de la OMS y la iniciativa Bloomberg para Reducir el Uso del Tabaco han traído consigo cambios significativos con consecuencias positivas y negativas. El fortalecimiento de la sociedad civil no sólo significa un beneficio para el movimiento del control del tabaco sino que también provee las competencias que sirven de muchas formas para promover el cambio en las sociedades democráticas.

  12. Tabaco de liar: una prioridad de salud pública y consumo Fine-cut tobacco: a priority for public health and consumer advocacy

    Tania Castaño Calduch

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Valorar si el tabaco de liar supone un problema en materia de salud pública y consumo. Métodos: Se estudia el 70% del mercado español. En materia de salud pública, se analizan los contenidos de nicotina, alquitrán y monóxido de carbono del humo, y se comparan con los de los cigarrillos convencionales. En materia de consumo, se examina el etiquetado. Resultados: Los contenidos de nicotina, alquitrán y monóxido de carbono alcanzan valores de hasta el 70%, el 85% y el 84%, respectivamente, más de lo permitido para los cigarrillos convencionales. El 67% de las muestras no indican los contenidos de nicotina y alquitrán, y el 100% el monóxido de carbono. A pesar de la existencia de etiquetado, éste no garantiza una información suficiente al consumidor. Conclusiones: El tabaco de liar supone un problema tanto en materia de salud pública como en consumo. Por ello, sería necesaria alguna medida que permita resolver esta cuestión.Objectives: To study whether fine-cut tobacco poses a problem for public health and consumer affairs. Methods: We analyzed up to 70% of the fine-cut tobacco market in Spain. Regarding public health, the contents of nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide were analyzed and compared with levels in conventional cigarettes. Concerning consumer affairs, the labeling of samples was checked. Results: The contents of nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide reached values of 70%, 85% and 84%, respectively. These values are higher than those allowed in conventional cigarettes. A total of 67% of the samples analyzed did not show nicotine and tar contents on the labeling. None of the labels showed carbon monoxide contents. The presence of labeling per se did not guarantee sufficient information for consumers. Conclusions Fine-cut tobacco is a problem in both public health and consumer affairs. Solutions are required to resolve both problems.

  13. Probabilidad de éxito en el abandono del tabaco en el curso de dos intervenciones sencillas para dejar de fumar

    Guallar-Castillón Pilar

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: El consejo antitabaco dirigido a los fumadores mejoraría si se les informa de las posibilidades de éxito en el abandono del tabaco a lo largo del tiempo desde el inicio de la cesación tabáquica. Este trabajo mide el cambio en la probabilidad de éxito en el abandono del tabaco durante el seguimiento de dos intervenciones sencillas para dejar de fumar. Métodos: Estudio prospectivo en tres centros laborales de Vizcaya. La intervención 1 consistió en consejo médico esporádico, no estructurado y de breve duración (30 segundos-1 minuto. La intervención 2 consistió en consejo estructurado en la primera visita (5-8 minutos, consejo de refuerzo en tres ocasiones durante 3 meses, y parches de nicotina administrados individualizadamente según el grado de dependencia nicotínica. La medida de éxito de la intervención fue una razón de proporciones (RP, formada por el valor predictivo positivo de abstinencia tabáquica a los 12 meses entre los que no fumaban a los 2 días, a los 15 días y a los 3 meses del inicio de la intervención, dividido por la proporción de sujetos que no fumaban a los 12 meses. Resultados: Para los 103 fumadores con la intervención 1, la RP fue 1,7 (IC 95%: 1,0-3,4 a los 2 días; 2,3 (1,2-4,6 a los 15 días, y 3,4 (1,8-6,5 a los 3 meses. Para los 114 fumadores con la intervención 2, la RP fue 1,3 (1,0-2,1 a los 2 días; 1,9 (1,2-2,8 a los 15 días, y 2,6 (1,8-3,8 a los 3 meses. Los resultados no cambiaron sustancialmente al estratificar por el número de cigarrillos o el grado de dependencia nicotínica. Conclusiones: No fumar a los 3 meses del inicio de una intervención para dejar de fumar aumenta sustancialmente la probabilidad de éxito a los 12 meses.

  14. Sincronización de Células de Tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum NT-1 Synchronization of tobacco cells (Nicotiana tabacum NT-1

    León F Ruiz

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se ha evaluado la capacidad sincronizante de afidicolina e hidroxiurea en cultivos de células de tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum NT-1. Los cultivos sincronizados son poderosas herramientas en estudios moleculares y bioquímicos relacionados al ciclo celular y comúnmente se utilizan químicos para bloquear el ciclo celular. La línea celular de tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum NT-1 proviene de la línea celular TBY-2, caracterizándose NT-1 por su menor velocidad de crecimiento y tamaño celular heterogéneo. Los resultados mostraron una sincronía del 30 % de NT-1 con afidicolina 5 mg/ml, similar a la obtenida con TBY-2. Se probaron diferentes concentraciones de hidroxiurea, obteniéndose niveles óptimos de sincronización de hasta 31 % con 0.75 mM. Se muestra también que es posible sincronizar cultivos NT-1 en porcentajes similares a cultivos TBY-2 con afidicolina e hidroxiurea. Para este propósito, se recomienda la hidroxiurea por ser químicamente más estable y económica.The synchronizing capacity of aphidicolin and hydroxyurea on NT-1 cultures of tobacco cells (Nicotiana tabacum NT-1. Synchronized cell cultures are a powerful tool in biochemistry and molecular studies related to cell cycle and commonly chemicals are used to block the biochemical cycle. The tobacco cell line NT-1 comes from cell line TBY-2, the former being characterized with a slower growth rate and heterogeneous cell size. Results show 30 % synchrony with 5 mg/ml aphidicolin, similar to that obtained with TBY-2. Different concentrations of hydroxyurea were tested, obtaining an optimal synchrony of 31 % at 0.75 mM of concentration. It is also shown that it is possible to synchronize NT-1 cultures in similar percentages to those obtained with TBY-2, with either aphidicolin or hydroxyurea. For this purpose, hydroxyurea is recommended because of its lower cost and chemical stability.

  15. Política fiscal, asequibilidad y efectos cruzados de precios en la demanda de productos de tabaco: el caso de Uruguay Fiscal policy, affordability and cross effects in the demand for tobacco products: the case of Uruguay

    Alejandro Ramos Carbajales

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Uruguay es un país que desde 2005 ha realizado una política activa de control del tabaco. Sin embargo, la evolución de la demanda del total de productos de tabaco muestra un descenso insignificante en los últimos cinco años, lo que es contrario a lo esperado. La hipótesis es que el fuerte crecimiento del ingreso de los hogares unido a una elasticidad-ingreso de la demanda de cigarrillos cercana a 1 fue uno de los factores que contrarrestó el aumento real en los precios vía impuestos. El aumento en el ingreso de los hogares fue de 36% en términos reales en el periodo 2005-2009 debido a la fuerte recuperación luego de la crisis del año 2002. Por otro lado, un segundo factor explicativo importante de la demanda de cigarrillos en el Uruguay es la sustituibilidad entre cigarrillos y tabaco de armar. El impuesto y precio del tabaco de armar sigue siendo sustancialmente más bajo que el del cigarrillo, de forma que en los últimos años la cantidad demandada de tabaco de armar ha subido. El trabajo consistió entonces en revisitar un estudio de demanda realizado en 2004 por los autores y volver a estimar una función demanda de los dos productos principales de tabaco en el Uruguay (cigarrillos y tabaco de armar, lo que permite estimar las elasticidades precio, ingreso y cruzadas. A partir de estas estimaciones se realiza un ejercicio de simular alternativas de incrementos de impuestos con lo que se evalúa qué aumentos son necesarios para realmente impactar sobre la demanda en un escenario de crecimiento del ingreso de los hogares moderado de 2.5% anual y alto de 5% anual. Se confirma que se necesitan aumentos de impuestos muy superiores a los verificados en el último quinquenio.Uruguay, a country with a solid tobacco control policy since 2005 shows, contrary to expectations, an insignificant decrease in total tobacco products' sales in the last five years. The hypothesis is that on one side, changes in household income and the income

  16. Consumo de tabaco y su relación con el nivel de actividad física habitual y la condición física en adolescentes de la Región de Murcia (España

    Eliseo García-Cantó

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio investiga la relación del consumo de tabaco con los niveles de actividad física y condición física. Sobre una muestra de 533 adolescentes de la Región de Murcia (España, se aplicó un cuestionario para la obtención de datos relativos al consumo de tabaco, el International Physical Activity Questionnaire para conocer la actividad física y una batería de test para evaluar la condición física. El consumo de tabaco fue significativamente mayor en las mujeres (32,5% que en los varones (25,7%. Tanto en varones como en mujeres, los niveles de actividad física se relacionaban de forma significativa con el consumo de tabaco (p<0,0005. De igual modo, en los test de condición física, los sujetos que consumían mostraban medias globales inferiores (4,26 varones y 4,54 mujeres a las de aquellos que no consumían (5,77 varones y 6,71 mujeres. El consumo de tabaco se muestra relacionado con un menor nivel de actividad física y condición física en los adolescentes.

  17. Actor-specific contributions to the deforestation slowdown in the Brazilian Amazon.

    Godar, Javier; Gardner, Toby A; Tizado, E Jorge; Pacheco, Pablo

    2014-10-28

    Annual deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon fell by 77% between 2004 and 2011, yet have stabilized since 2009 at 5,000-7,000 km(2). We provide the first submunicipality assessment, to our knowledge, of actor-specific contributions to the deforestation slowdown by linking agricultural census and remote-sensing data on deforestation and forest degradation. Almost half (36,158 km(2)) of the deforestation between 2004 and 2011 occurred in areas dominated by larger properties (>500 ha), whereas only 12% (9,720 km(2)) occurred in areas dominated by smallholder properties (deforestation rates fell during this period by 68-85% for all actors, the contribution of the largest landholders (>2,500 ha) to annual deforestation decreased over time (63% decrease between 2005 and 2011), whereas that of smallholders went up by a similar amount (69%) during the same period. In addition, the deforestation share attributable to remote areas increased by 88% between 2009 and 2011. These observations are consistent across the Brazilian Amazon, regardless of geographical differences in actor dominance or socioenvironmental context. Our findings suggest that deforestation policies to date, which have been particularly focused on command and control measures on larger properties in deforestation hotspots, may be increasingly limited in their effectiveness and fail to address all actors equally. Further reductions in deforestation are likely to be increasingly costly and require actor-tailored approaches, including better monitoring to detect small-scale deforestation and a shift toward more incentive-based conservation policies. PMID:25313087

  18. The Rights of Private Economic Actors Under the World Trade Organization Agreements in Indonesia

    Intan Soeparna

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Nothing in the Uruguay Round mentions directly about rights of private economic actors. It seems that the relationship to private economic actors (or may be individual does not exist within the WTO Agreements, because as a general rule, private parties are not legal subjects of the international legal order. However, this article will prevail upon this situation, by looking closer at the essence of the WTO Agreements to discern the rights of private economic actors that derive from the WTO. The main question of this article is to what extent then Indonesia is dealing with the rights of private economic actors under the WTO Agreements? The background of this questionis because four years after ratifying the WTO Agreements, Indonesia has been facing what is arguably the most serious multidimensional crisis in 1997, some difficult situations have arisen from the crisis; therefore, the society hesitated to accept the open world trading system. The society seemed look askance to the implementation of the WTO Agreements. But Indonesian Government took major step to reduce the skepticism of society toward liberalization, by readjusting its national laws conform to the WTO Agreements with the intention to support the rights of national economic actors under the WTO Agreements in order to achieve total benefits of the WTO rules.

  19. The role of institutions as actors influencing Uganda’s cassava sector

    Cedric Mutyaba

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available We aim at mapping out a detailed framework that reveals the proportionate flow of cassava and its products along the value chain (VC. Furthermore, we aim at establishing the role of institutions and the linkages between institutions and other VC actors that influence the cassava VC in Uganda. We use both primary and secondary data obtained from four regions in Uganda. Results show that farmers, processors, transporters, traders, consumers and institutions are the major actors. There are four categories of institutions, viz, government, non-government, community based organisations and international agencies. Roles performed by institutions include: development and enforcement of policies, Research and Development (R&D, capacity building, and creation of market access linkages for cassava and its products. Findings reveal that there is no clear nexus and no coordination among farmers/producers, processors, traders, transporters and consumers. However, institutions are well coordinated and play various roles along the VC to influence the dynamics of actors. Policy-wise it is important to establish strong private-public partnerships to bridge the impaired linkages between the actors (farmers/producers, processors, traders, transporters, and consumers and institutions. Strong partnerships are envisaged to reduce the associated transaction costs amongst the actors.

  20. 'Special' non-human actors in the 'inclusive' early childhood classroom

    Watson, Karen; Millei, Zsuzsa; Petersen, Eva Bendix

    2015-01-01

    these objects effect on all who is present in the classroom, we ask the following questions: What do these non-human actors do in the ‘inclusive’ classroom and with what effects? How do non-human actors reproduce/produce the ‘normal’, impossible/possible ways to be and act, thus control educators and......It is well established in research that early childhood classrooms are one of the most controlled environments during the human life course. When control is discussed, the enactment of regulatory frameworks and various discourses are analysed but less focus is paid on the materialities of...... classrooms. In this article, we pay attention to ‘special’ non-human actors present in an ‘inclusive’ early childhood classroom. These ‘special’ non-human actors are so named as they operate in the classroom as objects specific for the child with a diagnosis. The ‘special’ non-human actors, in the specific...

  1. La figura del consum’actor justo francés: ¿consumidor y ciudadano?

    Gabriela Parodi∗

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El neologismo consum’actor (consumidor-actor es utilizado en diferentes espacios sociales para dirigirse a los consumidores susceptibles de ejercer una forma de compromiso través del consumo. El artículo muestra cómo la figura del consum’actor cumple una función de tipo ideal en la promoción del consumo de productos del comercio justo para el caso de promotores y consumidores franceses entrevistados en el marco de una investigación sociológica. Observando el mecanismo de recalificación del consumidor en consum’actor analizamos cómo se fabrica una argumentación tendiente a politizar ese acto de compra, interrogando la lógica de acción de los promotores. La reflexividad de los consumidores justos sobre las prácticas asociadas con el consum’actor permitió conocer los límites en la apropiación de esta figura. La porosidad de campos (mercado, consumo, política movilizados en la argumentación para su caracterización explica la distancia entre aquella función y los límites de su apropiación como figura social del compromiso ciudadano

  2. Troubleshooting ProSeal LMA

    Bimla Sharma

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Supraglottic devices have changed the face of the airway management. These devices have contributed in a big way in airway management especially, in the difficult airway scenario significantly decreasing the pharyngolaryngeal morbidity. There is a plethora of these devices, which has been well matched by their wider acceptance in clinical practice. ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA is one such frequently used device employed for spontaneous as well as controlled ventilation. However, the use of PLMAat tunes maybe associated with certain problems. Some of the problems related with its use are unique while others are akin to the classic laryngeal mask airway (eLMA. However, expertise is needed for its safe and judicious use, correct placement, recognition and management of its various malpositions and complications. The present article describes the tests employed for proper confirmation of placementto assess the ventilatooy and the drain tube functions of the mask, diagnosis of various malpositions and the management of these aspects. All these areas have been highlighted under the heading of troubleshooting PLMA. Many problems can be solved by proper patient and procedure selection, maintaining adequate depth of anaesthesia, diagnosis and management of malpositions. Proper fixation of the device and monitoring cuff pressure intraopera-tively may bring down the incidence of airway morbidity.

  3. Pengungkapan Pro Forma, Mendukung atau Menyesatkan Investor?

    Yohanis Rura

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Pro forma is originated from Latin. It contains different meaning depends on which discipline it is used. In accounting, pro forma disclosure is used to show effect of important transaction which occurs after the end of periods, or which occurs during period but not fully reflected in historical cost financial statement of a firm. Pro forma disclosure has the objective to support (but might mislead investor in decision making focused on particular influence of important transaction. Company with low GAAP profit information; less profitable company and has higher level of debt but more liquid, whose P-E ratio and market to book is higher than other companies in the industry; has the tendency to do pro forma disclosure. Pro forma disclosure has been supported by several theories such as: efficient market theory, catering theory, agency theory, signaling theory, and stakeholder theory. However, there are problems in reporting pro forma figures. There is no standard to it. Therefore, information on pro forma disclosure might also mislead less sophisticated investor.

  4. O uso de tabaco entre usuários de Centros de Atenção Psicossocial e Serviços Residenciais Terapêuticos

    Luciane Prado Kantorski

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Personas portadoras de trastornos psíquicos tienden a ser un grupo más vulnerable al hábito de fumar. Frente la relación existente entre tabaquismo y la ocurrencia de la enfermedad mental, surgió el interés de verificar el consumo de tabaco en usuarios de Centros de Atención Psicosocial y Servicios Habitacionales Terapéuticos. Se trata de un estudio descriptivo y cuantitativo realizado con 392 usuarios de servicios de salud mental, mediante aplicación de cuestionarios. Los principales datos revelados fueron la superioridad del humo entre esta población y la relación con el diagnóstico, pues estas personas presentan calidades comportamentales sumado al tratamiento farmacológico que justifican lo gusto por el hábito de fumar. Por tanto, se debe pensar en la reducción de daños y prevención como estrategias de cuidado a estas personas.

  5. INFLUENCIA DE LA APLICACIÓN DE MICORRIZAS ARBUSCULARES Y LA REDUCCIÓN DEL FERTILIZANTE MINERAL EN PLÁNTULAS DE TABACO

    Yoanna Cruz Hernández

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En la Estación Experimental del Tabaco, San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río se desarrolló una investigación durante las campañas tabacaleras 2009-2010 y 2010-2011 con el objetivo de determinar la influencia de la inoculación de micorrizas y la reducción del fertilizante mineral en la producción de plántulas en semilleros tradicionales. Se utilizó un diseño de bloques al azar, con 15 tratamientos y cuatro réplicas. Los resultados demostraron que al aplicar 75 % de fertilizante mineral + 0,50 kg de HMA.m -2 se logra obtener una producción con igual rendimiento y calidad que al aplicar el 100 % de fertilizante mineral, con un efecto económico y ambiental positivo, debido a la efectividad de la micorrización en las plántulas.

  6. Programa para fortalecer factores protectores que limitan el consumo de tabaco y alcohol en estudiantes de educación media

    Esparza Almanza Santiaga Enriqueta

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Los programas dirigidos a adolescentes indican que las intervenciones más efectivas para prevenir el consumo de tabaco y alcohol incluyen entrenamiento en habilidades sociales. En el presente estudio se desarrolló una intervención educativa encaminada a fortalecer los factores protectores autoestima y asertividad, aplicando canales de prevención primaria. El Modelo de Etapas Motivacionales de Componentes Múltiples y la Teoría del Aprendizaje Social brindan sustento teórico al presente estudio. Se realizaron dos mediciones, antes, y después de haber concluido la intervención. Resultados: se encontró un incremento de autoestima de Me=63.14 en la primer medición a Me=84.38 al finalizar la intervención. El nivel de asertividad se incrementó significativamente de Me=60.09 a 81.26 al finalizar la intervención en el grupo experimental (p<.001. Las medias de autoestima y asertividad fueron significativamente mayores en el grupo experimental que en el grupo control (p<.001.

  7. Pro-choice: a new militancy.

    Davis, S E

    1989-01-01

    Davis, a pro-choice advocate, describes the reactions of the abortion rights movement to the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in the 1989 Webster v. Reproductive Health Services case. Viewing the decision that allows individual states to set some restrictions on abortion as a threat to women's reproductive rights, pro-choice advocates have responded "with a new sense of defiance and commitment." Davis describes the demonstrations, sit-ins, and coalitions that give evidence of the new activism of the pro-choice movement. PMID:2606658

  8. Patent Quality and Pro-patent Policy

    Koki Arai

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyzes the patent examination and litigation process in terms of a simple Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium model, and interprets the results in line with real pro-patent trends in the US and other countries. Each country’s pro-patent policy option is different from the other because of reflecting its own path-dependent patent situation. That is, when a country adopts an easy patent policy (a pro-patent policy), firms in the country gain larger payoffs in the short term. Hence, every ...

  9. GPU PRO 3 Advanced rendering techniques

    Engel, Wolfgang

    2012-01-01

    GPU Pro3, the third volume in the GPU Pro book series, offers practical tips and techniques for creating real-time graphics that are useful to beginners and seasoned game and graphics programmers alike. Section editors Wolfgang Engel, Christopher Oat, Carsten Dachsbacher, Wessam Bahnassi, and Sebastien St-Laurent have once again brought together a high-quality collection of cutting-edge techniques for advanced GPU programming. With contributions by more than 50 experts, GPU Pro3: Advanced Rendering Techniques covers battle-tested tips and tricks for creating interesting geometry, realistic sha

  10. Actor-networking ceta-sociality, or, what is sociological about contemporary whales?

    Blok, Anders

    2007-01-01

    to near-sacrosanct agent, is far from self-evident. This article advocates a change of theoretical perspective, inspired by the work of actor-network theorists Bruno Latour and Michel Callon. Rather than focussing solely on the ‘humanity' of human-animal relations, as does most of sociology, actor......-network theory (ANT) allows for the inclusion of non-human ‘actants' (like whales) into the fabric of sociality. In the ontology of ANT, sociality emerges as semiotic-material configurations of humans, animals and technologies. Starting from a critical review of the work by Adrian Franklin on growing...... ‘zoocentrism' in late modernity, the article proceeds by demonstrating how an ‘ecologised' ANT sociology contributes towards a better understanding of the emergence of whale ‘actor-hood' in global society. In broader terms, the article argues that as societies themselves ecologise by weaving ever...

  11. A New Efficient Key Management Protocol for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks

    Lee, Yunho

    2009-01-01

    Research on sensor networks has become much more active and is currently being applied to many different fields. However since sensor networks are limited to only collecting and reporting information regarding a certain event, and requires human intervention with that given information, it is often difficult to react to an event or situation immediately and proactively. To overcome this kind of limitation, Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks (WSANs) with immediate-response actor nodes have been proposed which adds greater mobility and activity to the existing sensor networks. Although WSANs share many common grounds with sensor networks, it is difficult to apply existing security technologies due to the fact that WSANs contain actor nodes that are resource-independent and mobile. Therefore, this research seeks to demonstrate ways to provide security, integrity, and authentication services for WSANs secure operation, by separating networks into hierarchical structure by each node's abilities and provides differ...

  12. Application of the Actor-Critic Architecture to Functional Electrical Stimulation Control of a Human Arm.

    Thomas, Philip; Branicky, Michael; van den Bogert, Antonie; Jagodnik, Kathleen

    2009-01-01

    Clinical tests have shown that the dynamics of a human arm, controlled using Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), can vary significantly between and during trials. In this paper, we study the application of the actor-critic architecture, with neural networks for the both the actor and the critic, as a controller that can adapt to these changing dynamics of a human arm. Development and tests were done in simulation using a planar arm model and Hill-based muscle dynamics. We begin by training it using a Proportional Derivative (PD) controller as a supervisor. We then make clinically relevant changes to the dynamics of the arm and test the actor-critic's ability to adapt without supervision in a reasonable number of episodes. Finally, we devise methods for achieving both rapid learning and long-term stability. PMID:20689654

  13. Essays on Political Actors and Attitudes: Do They Constitute Distributed Reflexivity? Part 2: A Dynamical Typology of Rationality

    Neumann, Martin; Srbljinović, Armano

    2013-01-01

    What is the relationship between the logic that guides political attitudes of constituencies and the logic of political actors, whose legitimacy is rooted in electoral choice of the constituencies? Classical approaches, such as the median voter theorem, view political actors as passively mirroring voters’ preferences. An alternative approach, that we suggested in the first part of this series of essays, assumes that how constituencies see the competences of political actors, is crucial, in th...

  14. Effect of Acting Experience on Emotion Expression and Recognition in Voice: Non-Actors Provide Better Stimuli than Expected

    Jürgens, Rebecca; Grass, Annika; Drolet, Matthis; Fischer, Julia

    2015-01-01

    Both in the performative arts and in emotion research, professional actors are assumed to be capable of delivering emotions comparable to spontaneous emotional expressions. This study examines the effects of acting training on vocal emotion depiction and recognition. We predicted that professional actors express emotions in a more realistic fashion than non-professional actors. However, professional acting training may lead to a particular speech pattern; this might account for vocal expressi...

  15. An irresponsible biography of the actor Laurence Harvey: motion pictures, white wine, older women & long thin cigarettes

    Brannon, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    Tiré du site Internet de Onestar Press: "Pocket edition of Laurence Harvey's "irresponsible" biography by Matthew Brannon. From the back cover of the book : Call yourself an actor ? You're not even a bad actor. You can't act at all, you fucking stupid hopeless sniveling little cunt-faced cunty fucking shit-faced arse-hole ... LAURENCE OLIVIER to Laurence Havery from Robert Stephen's "Knight errant : memoirs of a vagabond actor", Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.".

  16. Visual saliency maps for studies of behavior of patients with neurodegenerative diseases: Observer's versus Actor's points of view

    Boujut, Hugo; Buso, Vincent; Benois-Pineau, Jenny; Gaëstel, Yann; Dartigues, Jean-François

    2013-01-01

    We are interested in finding the relation between the visual saliency maps of the viewer of visual content and the actors (person executing the actions) in the context of studies of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. From results of eye-trackers worn by the actors and used when recording observers, and on the basis of hand-eye interactions from motor control studies we established a time shift between actor's and viewer's saliency maps. This time shift corresponds to the ...

  17. Managing the duality of IHRM: unravelling the strategy and perceptions of key actors in South Korean MNCs

    Chung, C.; Bozkurt, O.; Sparrow, P R

    2012-01-01

    This research aims to extend our understanding of the duality between global integration and local responsiveness in multinational corporations (MNCs) by exploring the perceptions of corporate HR actors regarding the intra-organisational factors that alter the balance between these pressures. It examines the perceptions and actions of key actors in the context of two Korean MNCs. The study shows the importance attributed to a range of socio-procedural factors by corporate actors and which, th...

  18. Estudio descriptivo de actores en el programa Mi Compu.MX en el estado de Sonora

    Glasserman, Leonardo; Carrillo Rosas, Adriana Irene

    2015-01-01

    El propósito de esta ponencia es presentar los resultados de un proyecto de investigación en su primera etapa, el cual tiene como objetivo indagar a los actores que participan en el programa federal Mi Compu.MX con respecto al desarrollo de competencias digitales, al uso de recursos educativos abiertos y a la ejecución del programa Mi Compu.MX. La pregunta de investigación fue: ¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de Mi Compu.MX en los diferentes actores que participan en el programa? Se siguió una metod...

  19. Educación Física y deportes: las instituciones deportivas y sus actores

    Ron, Osvaldo Omar

    2006-01-01

    El trabajo aquí expuesto intenta presentar, a modo de síntesis, las características generales y algunas conclusiones del proyecto de investigación "La educación física y los deportes: las instituciones deportivas en la perspectiva de los actores", desarrollado desde el año 2003 hasta el año 2005. Desde él se buscó, a partir de la recuperación de la voz de los actores de las instituciones deportivas -padres, dirigentes, entrenadores y profesores, practicantes y jugadores-, como también desde e...

  20. The Revival of Non-Traditional State Actors' Interests in Africa

    Kragelund, Peter

    2012-01-01

    credit ratings make external finance available for African governments. This article examines how non-traditional state actors affect the possibility of African governments setting and funding their own development priorities. It argues that while the current situation may increase the policy autonomy......Africa’s external relations are currently undergoing major changes. Non-traditional state actors like China and India are reviving their ties with African economies and thereby affecting power relations between African states and traditional partners. Meanwhile, high commodity prices and improved...

  1. International non-governmental actors in HIV/AIDS prevention in China

    Feng; Shi; WU

    2005-01-01

    International non-governmental organizations were among the first international actors that responded to the emergence of AIDS crisis in China. Since 1994, the number of international non-governmental organizations and charitable foundations working in AIDS related issue areas in China has grown steadily and substantially. Despite their organizational differences, most of these non-governmental actors present the characteristics of independent mission, localized practice and diverse working focus. Even though they are constrained by financial and other factors compared with multilateral and bilateral official assistance agencies, they have still played a unique role in fighting against AIDS in China as technical experts, public educators, and civil society supporters.

  2. Power and pro-poor policies: the case of iCCM in Niger.

    Dalglish, Sarah L; Surkan, Pamela J; Diarra, Aïssa; Harouna, Abdoutan; Bennett, Sara

    2015-12-01

    Analyses of health policy in low- and middle-income countries frequently mention but rarely adequately explore power dynamics, whether or not the policy in question targets the poor. We present a case study in Niger of integrated community case management (iCCM), a policy to provide basic care for poor rural children sick with malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia, which has contributed to measurable reductions in child mortality. We focus on the three dimensions of power in policymaking: political authority, financial resources and technical expertise. Data collection took place March to August 2012 and included semi-structured interviews with policy actors (N = 32), a document review (N = 103) and contextual analysis. Preliminary data analysis relied on process tracing methodology to examine why iCCM was prioritized and identify dimensions of power most relevant to the Nigerien case; we then applied theoretical categories deductively to our data. We find that political authorities, namely President Mamadou Tandja, created the underlying health infrastructure for the policy ('health huts') as a way to distribute rents from development aid through client networks while claiming the mantle of political legitimacy. Conditional influxes of financial resources created an incentive to declare fee exemptions for children below 5 years, a key condition for the policy's success. Technical expertise was concentrated among international actors from multi-lateral and bilateral agencies who packaged and delivered scientific arguments in support of iCCM to Nigerien policymakers, whose input was limited mainly to operational decisions. The Nigerien case sheds light on the dimensions of power in health policymaking, particularly in neo-patrimonial African regimes, and provides insights on how external actors can work within these contexts to promote pro-poor policies. PMID:26516154

  3. El reactor nuclear colombiano y la agencia de actores no humanos en los estudios sociales de la ciencia

    Juan Andrés León Gómez

    2009-01-01

    Basándose en su trabajo de grado de historiador sobre los primeros años del programa nuclear colombiano, el autor explora la relevancia del concepto de actor no humano originario de las teorías de actores-red. Se muestra cómo el análisis de la consolidación del Instituto de Asuntos Nucleares debe incluir un objeto inanimado, el reactor nuclear, como actor social fundamental. PALABRAS CLAVES. actores no humanos, comunidad científica, energía nuclear

  4. Incremento del consumo de tabaco y disminución del nivel de práctica de actividad física en adolescentes españoles: Estudio AVENA Increase in cigarette smoking and decrease in the level of physical activity among Spanish adolescents: AVENA study

    P. Tercedor; M. Martín-Matillas; P. Chillón; I. J. Pérez López; Ortega, F.B. (Francisco B.); J. Wärnberg; Ruiz, J. R.; Delgado, M.

    2007-01-01

    Objetivo: El consumo de tabaco entre los adolescentes así como la disminución de los niveles de práctica de actividad física constituyen un problema de salud pública. El objetivo es conocer la relación existente entre el consumo de tabaco y la práctica de actividad física. Ámbito: Adolescentes españoles escolarizados. Sujetos: 2.859 adolescentes españoles (1.357 hombres, 1.502 mujeres; rango de edad: 13-18,5 años). Intervenciones: Se aplica un cuestionario para conocer el consumo de tabaco y ...

  5. MacBook Pro Portable Genius

    Miser, Brad

    2011-01-01

    Tips and techniques for forward-thinking MacBook Pro users Now that you have a MacBook Pro, you need just one more accessory, your very own copy of MacBook Pro Portable Genius, Third Edition. This handy, compact book lets you in on a wealth of tips and tricks, so you get the very most out of Apple's very popular notebook. Discover the latest on the most recent release of iLife, get the skinny on the new Intel Core i7 and i5 processors in the Pro, see how to go wireless in a smart way, and much more. The book is easy to navigate, doesn't skimp on the essentials, and helps you save time and avoi

  6. Prevalencia del uso de drogas ilegales en función del consumo de tabaco en una muestra de estudiantes en México Prevalence of illicit use in function of tobacco smoking in Mexican students sample

    Luisa María Sánchez-Zamorano

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar el uso de drogas ilegales y su interacción con el consumo de tabaco en jóvenes estudiantes de un estado de la región central de México, 2005-2007. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio de cohorte en el ámbito escolar en el estado de Morelos. La población fue de 4 625 alumnos. Se efectuó el análisis de la medición basal describiendo el consumo de tabaco, alcohol y drogas ilegales; se evaluó la diferencia del consumo de estas últimas mediante modelos de regresión logística y se estratificó por el antecedente de fumar. RESULTADOS: El promedio de edad fue 13.8 (DE 2.03. La proporción de mujeres fue de 51.9%; 11.9% notificó el antecedente de consumo de tabaco (13.5% hombres y 10.4% mujeres. El uso de drogas ilegales fue de 3.3% (3.7% hombres y 2.8% mujeres, su distribución según el consumo de tabaco fue de 2.0% en los no fumadores y 12.4% en los que tenían antecedente de consumo de tabaco. En el grupo de no fumadores, el consumo de drogas ilegales por parte de los padres incrementó 4.5 veces (IC95% 1.9-11.0 la posibilidad de que un adolescente usara drogas ilegales en relación con aquellos cuyos padres no consumen drogas ilegales, relación no significativa en el grupo de fumadores. Para este último grupo, el consumo de alcohol se asoció con el uso de drogas ilegales (OR = 2.6; IC95% 1.2-5.9. CONCLUSIONES: El control y prevención del consumo de tabaco y otras sustancias adictivas debe realizarse de manera integral, ya que vistas en su contexto tales conductas se encuentran relacionadas.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of the illicit drugs and its interaction with smoking in young students in a state of Central Mexico, 2005-2007. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A population cohort study with 4 625 students was carried out in different public schools in Morelos State. Baseline measurement analysis was carried out describing tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs consumption. Drug abuse according to tobacco onsumption was

  7. Inicio en el consumo de alcohol y tabaco y transición a otras drogas en estudiantes de Morelos, México Onset of alcohol and tobacco use and transition to other drug use among students from Morelos, Mexico

    Magdalena Herrera-Vázquez

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar la probabilidad acumulada de ocurrencia del primer uso de alcohol y tabaco, y el riesgo de transitar hacia el uso inicial de otras sustancias (marihuana, cocaína y heroína, entre otras en estudiantes adolescentes y adultos jóvenes de Morelos, México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo un estudio transversal en el ciclo escolar 1998-1999, en el estado de Morelos, en una muestra probabilística de estudiantes de entre 11 a 24 años de edad (n=13 293 a quienes se distribuyó un cuestionario auto-aplicable validado. Los datos se restructuraron para construir una cohorte sintética que se estudió con métodos de sobrevida y unidades discretas de tiempo. Se obtuvieron riesgos relativos y sus intervalos de confianza de 95%, con modelos multivariados de regresión de Cox. RESULTADOS: Sesenta por ciento de los varones iniciaron el uso de alcohol en promedio a los 17 y el uso de tabaco a los 18 años de edad. Las mujeres iniciaron el uso de alcohol y tabaco un año después que los hombres. El uso de otras drogas ocurrió a los 19 años de edad en promedio en 5% de las mujeres y 13% de los varones. Nueve de cada 100 estudiantes que consumieron drogas ilegales iniciaron directamente sin antes haber usado alcohol ni tabaco. En general, los estudiantes usuarios de alcohol o tabaco, o ambos, presentaron mayor riesgo de iniciar el uso de otras drogas que los no usuarios (RR=6.72; IC 95%=4.13-10.93. CONCLUSIONES: Son claras las implicaciones potenciales del presente estudio al considerar que, junto con intervenciones encaminadas a disminuir el consumo de drogas, resulta igualmente importante retardar la edad de inicio de alcohol y tabaco por sexo, ya que mediante un nuevo enfoque brinda evidencia epidemiológica que relaciona el uso de estas sustancias con el uso posterior de otras drogas en estudiantes mexicanos.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cumulative probability of occurrence of first use of alcohol and tobacco, and the risk of

  8. Estrategias de la industria tabacalera en México para interferir en las políticas de control del tabaco Undue tobacco industry interference in tobacco control policies in Mexico

    Alejandro Madrazo-Lajous

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar las estrategias empleadas por la industria tabacalera en México para contener tanto la adopción del Convenio Marco para el Control de Tabaco como la implementación adecuada de las políticas que contempla. DISCUSIÓN: La interferencia de la IT en el diseño, adopción e implementación de las políticas de control de tabaco se ha intensificado desde la firma del CMCT. A partir de 1997, las estrategias se adaptaron al cambio político en México. Esta adaptación consistió en identificar los puntos de veto en el desarrollo de las políticas de control de tabaco. CONCLUSIÓN: Las estrategias de interferencia de la industria tabacalera son eficaces en la afectación de las decisiones públicas.OBJECTIVO: To identify tobacco industry´s strategies aimed at containing the full adoption of public health policies established by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. DISCUSSION: Tobacco industry interference in the design, adoption and implementation of tobacco control policies has intensified since the signing of the FCTC. However, it is back in 1997 when one can trace a shift in tobacco industry strategies, adapting to political change in Mexico. This adaptation has consisted mostly in identifying emerging veto points in the chain of public policy development. CONCLUSION: Tobacco industry´s interfering strategies have success y fully affected Mexican policies.

  9. ProMot: a decision support tool for electric motor users; ProMot: ein Werkzeug zur Entscheidungsfindung fuer Motorenbetreiber

    Tanner, T.

    2006-07-01

    Being supported by an international collaboration the project ProMot has developed and disseminated in the European Union a decision support tool for electric motor users helping them to choose energy efficient motor systems. During the first phase all necessary components to build the decision support tool have been selected, developed or improved and adapted. At the beginning it was assumed that the contribution of the author's company, Semafor would be the integration of the company's OPAL software components developed for pumps and variable speed drives (VSD) into the EuroDEEM package. In view of the deficiencies of EuroDEEM it was soon agreed to abandon this approach. Instead, the package IMSSA (International Motor Selection and Saving Analysis), developed at the Washington State University on the basis of MotorMaster was selected. IMSSA - which has been renamed to EuroDEEM International - and the pump and VSD module can now be used as standalone applications. The second phase integrated all collected and developed material into a comprehensive and user-friendly web site that was then demonstrated to key actors in the participating countries. Several requirements had to be considered. The platform had to allow the publication of the web pages in several languages and to enable the team members to place and modify their content without disturbing ongoing operation. It was therefore decided to evaluate a suitable Web Content Management System (CMS) which lead to Plone, a powerful and adaptable open-source system already in use at many web sites. The pages have then been created and published with this system. With some support from Semafor, German and French translations were created. Also a hardcopy brochure that gives an overview of the web site has been produced and distributed in the participating countries. (author)

  10. An Actor-Partner Interdependence Model of Acquired Brain Injury Patient Impairments and Caregiver Psychosocial Functioning

    Perrin, Paul B; Norup, Anne; Caracuel, Alfonso;

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to use actor-partner interdependence modeling (APIM) to examine the simultaneous effects of both acquired brain injury (ABI) patient and caregiver ratings of patient impairments on both patient and caregiver ratings of caregiver psychosocial dysfunction...

  11. The relationship between the political authorities and the commercial actors in the European natural gas market

    In summarizing the reasons for the fall of the Roman empire one has found about 210 significant ones. Without too much comparison the Roman empire and the EU natural gas market have similarities in connections between political authorities and the commercial actors in the European natural gas market. The area has consisted of several independent markets with different solutions that from 1988 has been tried integrated in an inner energy market. Several governmental and private actors have interest in this sector and both inhabitants and businesses are affected by alterations in a national natural gas market. This process is not yet finished. The thesis gives a broad description of the topic by including as many as possible of the EU member states. The topic is large and complex and the author has had to make a choice which parts to emphasize. There are chapters on the theoretical basis, the natural gas industry, what factors may explain the relationship between the political authorities and the commercial actors in the national natural gas market in each EU member and how does the EU Commission goals regarding free competition in the energy market affect the relationship between the political authorities and commercial actors in the national natural gas market

  12. Early Social Fear in Relation to Play with an Unfamiliar Peer: Actor and Partner Effects

    Walker, Olga L.; Degnan, Kathryn A.; Fox, Nathan A.; Henderson, Heather A.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between maternal reports of social fear at 24 months and social behaviors with an unfamiliar peer during play at 36 months, using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM; Kashy & Kenny, 1999). The APIM model was used to not only replicate previous findings of direct effects of…

  13. Extended mind and after: socially extended mind and actor-network.

    Kono, Tetsuya

    2014-03-01

    The concept of extended mind has been impressively developed over the last 10 years by many philosophers and cognitive scientists. The extended mind thesis (EM) affirms that the mind is not simply ensconced inside the head, but extends to the whole system of brain-body-environment. Recently, some philosophers and psychologists try to adapt the idea of EM to the domain of social cognition research. Mind is socially extended (SEM). However, EM/SEM theory has problems to analyze the interactions among a subject and its surroundings with opposition, antagonism, or conflict; it also tends to think that the environment surrounding the subject is passive or static, and to neglect the power of non-human actants to direct and regulate the human subject. In these points, actor-network theory (ANT) proposed by Latour and Callon is more persuasive, while sharing some important ideas with EM/SEM theory. Actor-network is a hybrid community which is composed of a series of heterogeneous elements, animate and inanimate for a certain period of time. I shall conclude that EM/SEM could be best analyzed as a special case of actor-network. EM/SEM is a system which can be controlled by a human agent alone. In order to understand collective behavior, philosophy and psychology have to study the actor-network in which human individuals are situated. PMID:23975479

  14. Effects Of Principal Actor Time Structuring On Goal Attainment In Group Counseling

    Jessell, John C.; Bush, John F.

    1973-01-01

    Subjects were 84 university and high school students. Data was obtained from responses to a behavioral goal questionnaire and the Truax Relationship Inventory. Structuring of group counseling through the use of principal actor time did not result in differential goal attainment between clients of structured or unstructured groups. Neither was any…

  15. Invisible Actors: The Oromo and the Creation of Modern Ethiopia (1855-1913)

    Yates, Brian James

    2009-01-01

    This is a comprehensive study of key Oromo actors in the central Ethiopia traditional provinces of Wallo and Shawa, specifically the Mammadoch of Wallo and the Tulama of Shawa during the reigns of Emperors Tewodros II (r.1855-68), Yohannes IV (1872-1888) and Menilek II (1889-1913). The Oromo entered the political arena in the highlands of Ethiopia…

  16. Learning to Act/Acting to Learn: Children as Actors, Critics, and Characters in Classroom Theatre.

    Wolf, Shelby Anne

    1994-01-01

    Investigates the experiences of 17 "remedial" readers as they interpreted and performed texts through classroom theater. Discusses results of a study aimed at analyzing patterns of children's text interpretation. Details the students' evolving conception of themselves as actors and interpreters of texts. (HB)

  17. Road pricing policy process: the interplay between policy actors, the media and public

    Ardıç, O.

    2015-01-01

    Although road pricing policies are generally seen as an effective measure to deal with transport related problems (e.g. congestion), the number of implemented road pricing schemes is relatively limited. The thesis aims to gain insights into complex interplay between policy actors, media and public in road pricing policy processes to understand the success or failure of the introduction of road pricing policies.

  18. Why Do Policy Frames Change? Actor-Idea Coevolution in Debates over Welfare Reform

    Steensland, Brian

    2008-01-01

    One shortcoming in the literature on policy framing has been the absence of analytic models through which to explicate change. This paper advances research in this area in three related ways. First, it links policy frames to the actors who employ them. Second, based upon this linkage it proposes two complementary approaches for examining…

  19. Getting to Know Your Job-A Social Actor Perspective on Using Information Technology

    Alf Westelius

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to develop an empirically grounded understanding of how newcomers learn to do their work and the role information systems play in this learning. Actor network theory views technology as an important actor. Information systems are built on and embody knowledge of the work and how to perform it. The influence of this actor depends on the other actors` ability to "translate" the capability of the technology into their own work setting. From a social constructionist perspective, it could be expected that the understanding and knowledge of the work is the result of mutual development of images in the group. However, this article builds on research showing that people working closely together can still hold radically different conceptions of their work. Three distinct understandings of work that are associated with different levels of competence and with different demands on the administrative information system are found. These different understandings of the work have implications both for training and for the development of information systems.

  20. Interactive Theater Experience with 3D Live Captured Actors and Spatial Sound

    Cheok, Adrian David

    This chapter introduces a new reality interactive theater that combines the 3D Live human capturing system, spatial sound, augmented reality, human-oriented interaction, and ambient intelligence technologies. Actors/Dancers at different places remotely are captured by the 3D Live system and transmitted to the theater place in real time and rendered in 3D form and real size, thus they can play/dance with the local actors/dancers and virtual characters at the same place in real time. Audience interaction is allowed and handled by an Ambient Intelligence (AI) agent to generate new actions for virtual characters and send meaningful interactions to real actors. The spatial sound system provides the real 3D sound and at the same time generates special sound effects such as controlling the sound direction that only allows people in a certain direction to heard it. All these features combined together bring a totally new theater experience to both actors/dancers and audiences, and extend the grammar of the traditional theater.

  1. Students' Inventory of Social Actors Concerned by the Controversy Surrounding Cellular Telephones: A Case Study

    Pouliot, Chantal

    2008-01-01

    The present article scrutinizes the manner with which a group of three postsecondary students (in Quebec, Canada) describe the social actors concerned by the controversy surrounding cellular telephones. The study was conducted on the basis of an ethnographic approach. Participant observation was performed by the researcher for 3 hours during each…

  2. Recent Trends in Intergovernmental Relations: The Resurgence of Local Actors in Education Policy

    Marsh, Julie A.; Wohlstetter, Priscilla

    2013-01-01

    In this essay, the authors explore trends in intergovernmental relations (IGR) by analyzing recent education policies--No Child Left Behind Act, Common Core State Standards, and local empowerment policies. Identifying a resurgent role for local actors in education policy, the authors argue that recent federal efforts to exert more control have in…

  3. Exchange Studies as Actor-Networks: Following Korean Exchange Students in Swedish Higher Education

    Ahn, Song-ee

    2011-01-01

    This article explores how Korean exchange students organized their studies during exchange programs in Swedish higher education. For most students, the programs became a disordered period in relation to their education. The value of exchange studies seems mainly to be extra-curricular. Drawing upon actor network theory, the article argues that the…

  4. Workplace bullying as sensemaking: An analysis of target and actor perspectives on initial hostile interactions

    Zábrodská, Kateřina; Ellwood, C.; Zaemdaar, S.; Mudrák, Jiří

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 22, č. 2 (2016), s. 136-157. ISSN 1475-9551 R&D Projects: GA ČR GPP407/10/P146; GA ČR GA14-02098S Institutional support: RVO:68081740 Keywords : workplace bullying * workplace hostility * sensemaking * target * actor * collective biography * stories Subject RIV: AN - Psychology Impact factor: 0.167, year: 2014

  5. Coordination between Governance Actors in Universities: The Role of Policy Documents

    Macheridis, Nikos

    2015-01-01

    This article focuses on coordination between governance actors in a public university. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate and analyze policy documents as governance tools that allow departmental management to coordinate with the authorities, the board, and the management at different university levels. A central finding is that the…

  6. Learning through Civic Participation: Policy Actors' Perspectives on Curriculum Reform Involvement in Ontario

    Pinto, Laura Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    When citizens participate in policy production, the advantages go beyond policy outcomes--though the presumption is that participation leads to better public policy. Robust democracy characterized by agonistic exchanges among policy actors ought to encourage learning, dialogue, empow­erment, equity, and a shared spirit of inquiry. This article…

  7. Scientific Journals of Universities of Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela: Actors and Roles

    Delgado, Jorge Enrique

    2014-01-01

    A qualitative study was carried out to identify the roles of actors associated with the publication of scientific journals in Chilean, Colombian, and Venezuelan universities. Twenty-four semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with journal editors, university authorities, and other experts. The categories of analysis included university…

  8. Managing the Dynamics of the Bologna Reforms: How Institutional Actors Re-Construct the Policy Framework

    Veiga, Amélia; Neave, Guy

    2015-01-01

    How do the constituencies in higher education re-interpret Bologna's function with regard to the European Higher Education Area? This research examines how institutional actors re-construct the policy framework in the light of their own institutional agendas. Drawing on empirical data from a survey of academics, students and administrative and…

  9. Social health insurance without corporate actors: changes in self-regulation in Germany, Poland and Turkey.

    Wendt, Claus; Agartan, Tuba I; Kaminska, Monika Ewa

    2013-06-01

    Social health insurance in Western Europe has for many years been characterized by self-regulation in which specific conditions of healthcare financing and provision have been regulated by social-insurance institutions through mutual self-governance. However, the principle of self-regulation has recently been weakened by increased state regulation and market competition, which were introduced in response to economic and social changes. Even in Germany, which has been regarded as an "ideal-type" health insurance system and in which self-regulation remains at the core of healthcare governance, more direct state intervention has gained in importance. On the other hand, in countries such as Poland and Turkey, where this tradition of self-regulation is missing, social health insurance is deemed a financing instrument but not an instrument of governance and corporate actors are not accorded a significant role in regulation. This article investigates how social health insurance systems are regulated in contexts in which corporate actors' role is either diminishing or absent by focusing on three crucial areas of regulation: financing, the remuneration of medical doctors, and the definition of the healthcare benefit package. In Germany, state regulation has increased in healthcare financing and remuneration while the role of corporate actors has grown in the definition of the benefits package. In Poland and Turkey, on the other hand, reforms have maintained the status quo in terms of the strong regulatory, budgetary, and managerial powers of the state and very limited involvement of corporate actors. PMID:23608097

  10. In competitive interaction displays of red increase actors' competitive approach and perceivers' withdrawal

    F.S. ten Velden; M. Baas; S. Shalvi; P.T.Y. Preenen; C.K.W. de Dreu

    2012-01-01

    Colors carry meaningful psychological signals. We hypothesized that the color red serves as a powerful cue in competition, affecting both actors and perceivers. Using simplified poker games we investigated the psychological meaning of color in competitive interaction, by examining how the color of c

  11. Trustful Relations : a Perspective on Trust in Actor Relations in Forestry

    Egestad, P.S.

    2002-01-01

    This work has proposed, exemplified and discussed an existential perspective on trust in actor relations in forestry. The background that has caused the inquiry into social relations is the changes that are taking place in forestry to

  12. Mastering the struggle. Gender, actors and agrarian change in a Mexican Ejido.

    Brunt, D.

    1992-01-01

    Actors and the Socio-Political and Symbolic OrderIn this thesis I have shown how women and men, all part of a small ejido in Western Mexico, are actively engaged in struggling to manage the social constraints and conditions they encounter. We have seen that coping with the process o

  13. Non-State Actors in Global Governance. Three Faces of Power

    Arts, B.J.M.

    2003-01-01

    The political power of non-state actors (NSAs) remains a contested issue, as the continuing debates between neo-realists and transnationalists within the Study of International Relations (SIR) show. This paper builds on as well as tries to transcend this debate. Its objective is to bring more 'unity

  14. Road pricing policy process: the interplay between policy actors, the media and public

    Ardıç, O.

    2015-01-01

    Although road pricing policies are generally seen as an effective measure to deal with transport related problems (e.g. congestion), the number of implemented road pricing schemes is relatively limited. The thesis aims to gain insights into complex interplay between policy actors, media and public i

  15. Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance and Perceptions of Group Climate: An Actor-Partner Interdependence Analysis

    Kivlighan, Dennis M.; Lo Coco, Gianluca; Gullo, Salvatore

    2012-01-01

    There is a lack of research examining group members' attachment styles and group climate perceptions in the context of the attachment styles and group climate perceptions of the other group members. In the current study, the actor-partner interdependence model (APIM) was used to examine the relationships among (a) a group member's attachment…

  16. Following the actors and avatars of massively multi-user online role-playing games

    Jensen, Sisse Siggaard

    2007-01-01

    In the massively multi-user online role-playing games of e.g. EverQuest I & II and the World of Warcraft, millions of actors inhabit and create new places and spaces for communication and social interaction (Castranova 2001, Gee, 2003, Goffman 1974/86, Jensen 2006a, Qvortrup 2001, 2002). Some...... of the advanced features of these worlds enable the actors to construct and create one or more presentations and constructions of the ‘self’, and with that the social identities and roles of the game (Gee 2003, Goffman 1959, Schroeder 2002). Serving this purpose, a gallery of pre-designed classes of avatars......, or characters, are part of the games, ready at hand when entering the worlds, offering the actors a ‘template’ by which to configure and shape their gallery of avatars. In order to personalize the pre-designed ‘templates’, and classes, the actors continuously have to solve a variety of individual quests as well...

  17. Movement Actors in the Education Bureaucracy: The Figured World of Activity Based Learning in Tamil Nadu

    Niesz, Tricia; Krishnamurthy, Ramchandar

    2014-01-01

    Tamil Nadu has gained international recognition for reforming its government school classrooms into active, child-centered learning environments. Our exploration of the history of the Activity Based Learning movement suggests that this reform was achieved by social movement actors serving in and through the state's administration.…

  18. Empowerment through participation? Collective mobilization and transnational women's movements as actors in the European sphere

    Agustin, Lise Rolandsen

    transnational European sphere. This paper analyses the role of transnational civil society actors as mediators of wellbeing for the ones active within the organisations and networks. The objective is to assess wellbeing as the ability to participate in political activities both in terms of who participates and...

  19. Actor Vocal Training for the Habilitation of Speech in Adolescent Users of Cochlear Implants

    Holt, Colleen M.; Dowell, Richard C.

    2011-01-01

    This study examined changes to speech production in adolescents with hearing impairment following a period of actor vocal training. In addition to vocal parameters, the study also investigated changes to psychosocial factors such as confidence, self-esteem, and anxiety. The group were adolescent users of cochlear implants (mean age at commencement…

  20. Mining and Visualizing Research Networks using the Artefact-Actor-Network Approach

    Reinhardt, Wolfgang; Wilke, Adrian; Moi, Matthias; Drachsler, Hendrik; Sloep, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Reinhardt, W., Wilke, A., Moi, M., Drachsler, H., & Sloep, P. B. (2012). Mining and Visualizing Research Networks using the Artefact-Actor-Network Approach. In A. Abraham (Ed.), Computational Social Networks. Mining and Visualization (pp. 233-268). Springer. Also available at http://www.springer.com/computer/communication+networks/book/978-1-4471-4053-5

  1. Developing Integrated Rural Tourism: Actor Practices in the English/Welsh Border

    Saxena, Gunjan; Ilbery, Brian

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines community attitudes and distinctive practices that shape local responses to integrated rural tourism (IRT) development in the lagging rural region of the English/Welsh border area. The focus is on how actors acquire attributes as a result of their relations with others and how these assumed identities are performed in, by and…

  2. Actor-critic models of the basal ganglia: new anatomical and computational perspectives.

    Joel, Daphna; Niv, Yael; Ruppin, Eytan

    2002-01-01

    A large number of computational models of information processing in the basal ganglia have been developed in recent years. Prominent in these are actor-critic models of basal ganglia functioning, which build on the strong resemblance between dopamine neuron activity and the temporal difference prediction error signal in the critic, and between dopamine-dependent long-term synaptic plasticity in the striatum and learning guided by a prediction error signal in the actor. We selectively review several actor-critic models of the basal ganglia with an emphasis on two important aspects: the way in which models of the critic reproduce the temporal dynamics of dopamine firing, and the extent to which models of the actor take into account known basal ganglia anatomy and physiology. To complement the efforts to relate basal ganglia mechanisms to reinforcement learning (RL), we introduce an alternative approach to modeling a critic network, which uses Evolutionary Computation techniques to 'evolve' an optimal RL mechanism, and relate the evolved mechanism to the basic model of the critic. We conclude our discussion of models of the critic by a critical discussion of the anatomical plausibility of implementations of a critic in basal ganglia circuitry, and conclude that such implementations build on assumptions that are inconsistent with the known anatomy of the basal ganglia. We return to the actor component of the actor-critic model, which is usually modeled at the striatal level with very little detail. We describe an alternative model of the basal ganglia which takes into account several important, and previously neglected, anatomical and physiological characteristics of basal ganglia-thalamocortical connectivity and suggests that the basal ganglia performs reinforcement-biased dimensionality reduction of cortical inputs. We further suggest that since such selective encoding may bias the representation at the level of the frontal cortex towards the selection of rewarded

  3. Consumo de tabaco en México: resultados de las Encuestas Nacionales de Salud 2000 y 2006 Tobacco smoke in Mexico: results from the National Health Surveys 2000 and 2006

    Aremis Villalobos

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analizar el consumo de tabaco en adolescentes y adultos a partir de la ENSA 2000 y la ENSANUT 2006. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se presenta información del consumo de tabaco en todo México proveniente de los cuestionarios aplicados a adolescentes y adultos. El análisis estadístico consistió en obtener prevalencias e intervalos de confianza al 95%. RESULTADOS: En el 2000, 9.7% (IC95%: 8.9 a 10.6 de los adolescentes declaró que había fumado por lo menos cien cigarrillos de tabaco durante toda su vida, pero en el 2006 se encontró que fue 7.6% (IC95%: 7.0 a 8.2. Las prevalencias en los adultos en 2000 y 2006 fueron 12.9% (IC95%: 11.8 a 14.1 y 13.3% (IC95%: 12.8 a 13.8 en fumadores diarios y 9.4% (IC95%: 8.9 a 9.9 y 5.6% (IC95%: 5.3 a 6.0 en fumadores ocasionales. CONCLUSIÓN: Los resultados en este estudio muestran una reducción significativa en el consumo de tabaco en fumadores ocasionales; sin embargo, es necesario continuar con estudios específicos en el tema utilizando definiciones que se emplean en el contexto internacional.OBJECTIVE: To analyze tobacco consumption in teenagers and adults based on the National Health Surveys 2000 and 2006. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Tobacco consumption information is presented at national level, from questionnaires answered by teenagers and adults. Statistical analysis consisted in general and specific prevalences and intervals obtained at 95% confidence. RESULTS: 9.7% (95% CI: 8.9-10.6 teenagers stated that they have smoked at least 100 cigarettes during their life, in 2000, and 7.6% (95% CI: 7.0-8.2 in 2006. Prevalences in adults in 2000 and 2006 were: 12.9% (95% CI: 11.8 a 14.1 and 13.3% (95% CI: 12.8 a 13.8 in daily smokers and 9.4% (95% CI: 8.9 a 9.9 and 5.6% (95% CI: 5.3 a 6.0 in occasionally smokers. CONCLUSION: Results from this study show a decrement in tobacco consumption in occasionally smokers. Nevertheless, keep doing specific studies about this issue, including the use of international

  4. Enzima convertidora frente a quimasa mastocitaria en la infiltración leucocitaria inducida por angiotensina-I : papel de fractalquina en la inflamación vascular causada por humo de tabaco

    Company de la Calle, Chantal

    2011-01-01

    En la presente Tesis Doctoral se han abordado dos objetivos: el estudio de la contribución de la enzima convertidora (ECA) frente a la quimasa mastocitaria en la acumulación leucocitaria inducida por la síntesis endógena de Ang-II in vivo, y el estudio del papel de fractalquina (FRK) en la inflamación sistémica inducida por el extracto de humo de tabaco (EHT). La enzima convertidora de la angiotensina (ECA) es la principal enzima implicada en la formación de Ang-II a partir de Ang-I. Sin...

  5. Respuesta fisiológica y de producción del tabaco tipo Virginia bajo diferentes planes de fertilización en Campoalegre y Garzón, Huila

    Hoyos Castaño, Verónica

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo fue estudiar la respuesta fisiológica y el rendimiento y calidad del tabaco Virginia bajo diferentes planes de fertilización en los municipios de Campoalegre y Garzón, con el propósito de generar criterios para un programa de fertilización adecuado que garantice mayor productividad y calidad. Se evaluaron siete tratamientos correspondientes a seis alternativas de fertilización (tres dosis y dos fuentes fertilizantes) y un testigo comercial. Se midieron parámetros fisiológicos como...

  6. Estrategia de vigilancia para el control del tabaco en México: publicidad, promoción y patrocinio, empaque y etiquetado Monitoring estrategy for control of tobacco in Mexico: advertising, promotion and sponsorship, packaging and labeling

    Rosibel Rodríguez-Bolaños

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir las estrategias de publicidad, mercadeo, y venta productos del tabaco en 12 ciudades de México. Material y métodos. Los puntos de venta de tabaco, a 500mts alrededor de escuelas participantes de la Encuesta de Tabaquismo en Jóvenes (2005-2006, fueron identificados usando formatos observacionales y un Sistema de Información Geográfica en línea. Resultados. En promedio se encontraron 8 establecimientos y 5 puestos de calle alrededor de las 257 escuelas visitadas. 44.4% de los establecimientos tenía publicidad en interior, 8.3% poseían productos a la altura de los ojos de los niños y 6.5% tenía alguna promoción. El 33.6% tenía letrero de prohibición de venta a menores, en tanto que 44.4% de los establecimientos y 58.8% puestos de calle vendían cigarros sueltos. Conclusiones. Los productos de tabaco son ampliamente publicitados y comercializados alrededor de las escuelas. Existe un alto incumplimiento de las leyes referentes a la venta a menores y por menores. Es urgente implementar un sistema que permita una vigilancia continua de las estrategias de la industria y para el control del tabaco.Objective. To describe strategies used in the publicity, marketing, and sale, of tobacco products in 12 cities in Mexico. Material and Methods. Tobacco products points of sale (POS were identified within a 500 m radius of Global Youth Tobacco Survey (2005-2006 schools. We used observational surveys and an online Geographic Information System (GIS. Results. In the 257 schools visited, we found, on average, 8.3 stores and 5 street vendors around each of them. Forty-four percent of the stores had interior tobacco publicity, 8.3% had tobacco products at children's eye level, 6.5% had some promotion, 33.6% had a no selling to minors sign, and 44.4% of stores and 58.8% of street vendors sold single cigarettes. Conclusions. Tobacco products are largely publicized and marketed around schools. There is no compliance of tobacco control

  7. Los sistemas de autorregulación como mecanismos de control de la publicidad de tabaco: evaluación mediante análisis empírico Self-regulation systems to control tobacco advertising: An empirical analysis

    Marta Martín; M. del Carmen Quiles; Carmen López

    2004-01-01

    Objetivos: Examinar el marco del debate en torno a la prohibición de la publicidad de tabaco en Europa, a raíz de la Directiva 98/43/CE y de la Propuesta de Directiva del 5/9/2001, el funcionamiento de los sistemas de autorregulación en el último lustro, y valorar su eficacia y pertinencia como potenciales herramientas para velar por la no lesión de la salud pública. Métodos: Análisis de contenido y de discurso de todos los manifiestos publicitarios aparecidos en los suplementos dominicales d...

  8. Alimentación y Consumo de Sustancias (Alcohol, Tabaco y Drogas) del Alumnado Universitario. Análisis en Función del Género y la Práctica de Actividad Físico-Deportiva

    Carolina Castañeda Vázquez; Santiago Romero Granados

    2014-01-01

    El presente estudio pretende conocer los hábitos de alimentación y el consumo de sustancias nocivas (alcohol, tabaco y drogas) del alumnado universitario, así como determinar la relación existente entre dichos factores y la práctica de AFD y el género. Para ello se realizó un estudio descriptivo e inferencial con 1085 estudiantes de la Universidad de Sevilla, a quienes se les aplicó un cuestionario validado previamente. Los resultados muestran unos adecuados hábitos de alimentación del alumna...

  9. Uso de álcool, tabaco e outras drogas por adolescentes escolares em município do Sul do Brasil Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by teenage students in a city in Southern Brazil

    Patrícia Conzatti Vieira

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar o comportamento dos estudantes do ensino público municipal de Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, em relação ao consumo de álcool, tabaco e outras drogas, investigando fatores associados. Foi utilizado delineamento transversal com amostra aleatória representativa de 1.170 escolares da 7ª série e estratificada por região do município. As associações entre desfechos e fatores em estudo foram testadas com regressão de Cox bivariada, modificada para estudos transversais. Foram encontrados, respectivamente, 60,7%, 16,9% e 2,4% de uso na vida de bebida alcoólica, tabaco e outras drogas. Nos últimos trinta dias, o álcool também apresentou a maior prevalência (33%, seguido pelo tabaco (4,4% e outras drogas (0,6%. O estudo revelou a importância da família e dos amigos na experimentação das substâncias pelos jovens. A prevalência do uso de tabaco e álcool nos últimos trinta dias esteve associada à presença de sentimentos de tristeza, solidão, dificuldade para dormir e ideação suicida. O consumo de outras drogas esteve associado ao sentimento de solidão e ideação suicida.This study analyzes alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by seventh-graders in municipal schools in the city of Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, and associated factors. A cross-sectional school survey was conducted in a representative random sample of 1,170 seventh-graders from municipal schools. The bivariate Cox regression model, modified for cross-sectional studies, was used to evaluate associations between specific factors and outcomes. Prevalence rates for lifetime consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs were 60.7%, 16.9%, and 2.4%, respectively. Consumption rates in the previous 30 days were: alcohol, 33%; tobacco, 4.4%; and other drugs, 0.6%. The study showed an association with substance use by family and friends. Prevalence of tobacco and alcohol use during the previous 30 days was

  10. Consumo e ingesta de alcohol en españoles mayores de 16 años y su relación con la actividad físico-deportiva, la familia y el conumo de tabaco

    Ruiz Juan, Francisco; Isorna Folgar, Manuel; Ruiz-Risueño Abad, Jorge; Vaquero-Cristóbal, Raquel

    2014-01-01

    [ES] El objetivo fue conocer la relación entre el consumo de alcohol, diferentes variables socio-demográficas, el consumo de tabaco y la práctica de ejercicio físico en adultos de tres provincias del sur de España. Una muestra representativa de 3.373 personas de Almería, Granada y Murcia, con edades comprendidas entre los 16 y 96 años, las cuales cumplimentaron el cuestionario “Hábitos físico-deportivos y estilos de vida”, participaron en el presente estudio. Se encontró que el consumo de alc...

  11. La función de la Oficina Nacional para el Control del Tabaco en México The role of the National Office for Tobacco Control in Mexico

    Justino Regalado-Pineda

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El tabaquismo, como la primera causa de muerte prevenible en el mundo, impone la implementación de políticas públicas acordes a la dimensión el problema. El Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco (CMCT de la Organización Mundial de la Salud establece una guía para este propósito. El solo hecho de haber firmado y ratificado el convenio no garantiza la consecución de los objetivos centrales, su éxito depende del compromiso y de las acciones implementadas por cada uno de los países que lo han adoptado. Es necesaria la construcción de las capacidades necesarias para el desarrollo de políticas sustentables de control del tabaco. La "capacidad nacional" consiste en el desarrollo de recursos humanos expertos y la creación de una estructura de ingeniería organizacional que le dé sustento a los programas sobre los que operará la implementación del tratado. La creación de la Oficina Nacional para el Control del Tabaco (ONCT permitirá fortalecer las acciones del Gobierno Federal encaminadas a la aplicación de políticas públicas de acuerdo con los lineamientos del CMCT de manera sustentable y permanente. En este ensayo se plantea la importancia de la ONCT para la implementación de políticas públicas para el control del tabaco, las funciones que desempeñará y los objetivos a mediano y largo plazo.Tobacco smoking as the first cause of preventable dead in the world requires the implementation of proper public policies. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC sets the basis for this purpose at the national level. But the successful implementation of FCTC depends on a series of actions of every single member of the convention for the development of National Capacity. Building capacity implies the construction of human resources and organizational engineering or "institutional building" in order to enforce and guarantee the Plan of Action for the implementation of FCTC. The creation of the National Office for Tobacco

  12. La función de la Oficina Nacional para el Control del Tabaco en México The role of the National Office for Tobacco Control in Mexico

    Justino Regalado-Pineda; Carlos José Rodríguez-Ajenjo

    2008-01-01

    El tabaquismo, como la primera causa de muerte prevenible en el mundo, impone la implementación de políticas públicas acordes a la dimensión el problema. El Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco (CMCT) de la Organización Mundial de la Salud establece una guía para este propósito. El solo hecho de haber firmado y ratificado el convenio no garantiza la consecución de los objetivos centrales, su éxito depende del compromiso y de las acciones implementadas por cada uno de los países que lo ha...

  13. Orientación al rol de género y uso de tabaco y alcohol en jóvenes de Morelos, México Gender role orientation and tobacco and alcohol use among youth in Morelos, Mexico

    Rubén Chávez-Ayala

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Cuantificar la asociación entre orientación al rol de género y uso de tabaco y alcohol en jóvenes del estado de Morelos. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal realizado en 2004-2005, en jóvenes de 14 a 24 años (n=1 730. Variables sociodemográficas (zona de residencia, nivel socioeconómico; familiares (educación y violencia paternal; psicosociológicas (rol de género, autoestima, depresión, consumo de alcohol, tabaco, locus de control, abuso sexual. Análisis por regresión logística. RESULTADOS: Factores asociados con uso de tabaco: en mujeres, andrógina, no deseable, machista, intento de abuso sexual y zona urbana. Para hombres, depresión y sumisión. Factores asociados con uso de alcohol: en mujeres, rol masculino, y hombres, edad más de 20 años, vivir en zona semiurbana y urbana y locus interno. CONCLUSIONES: El machismo es una de las orientaciones al rol de género con mayor asociación con el uso de tabaco principalmente en las jóvenes, y la orientación masculina o instrumental se asocia con el alcohol.OBJECTIVE: To quantify the association between gender role orientation and tobacco and alcohol use among young people of the State of Morelos. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study conducted in 2004-2005, students aged 14 to 24 years (n = 1 730. Sociodemographic variables (area of residence, socioeconomic status, family (parental education and violence, psycho-sociological (gender role, self-esteem, depression, alcohol consumption, tobacco, locus of control, sexual abuse. Logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: Factors associated with use of tobacco: In women, being androgynous undesirable, masculine role, attempted sexual abuse and urban areas. For men, depression and submission. Factors associated with alcohol use: In women, masculine gender role; and in men to be older than 20 years, living in semi-urban and urban area, and internal locus. CONCLUSIONS: The machismo is one of the gender role orientations with greater

  14. DESARROLLO DE UN VECTOR PARA LA EXPRESIÓN SIMULTÁNEA DE MÚLTIPLES PROTEÍNAS EN PLANTAS BASADO EN EL POTYVIRUS DEL GRABADO DEL TABACO

    BEDOYA ROJAS, LEONOR CECILIA

    2011-01-01

    Las plantas son útiles para la producción de proteínas heterólogas y otros productos de aplicación en medicina o industria, así como los virus de vegetales. El virus del grabado del tabaco (TEV), es un virus de RNA de cadena positiva ampliamente empleado en estudios sobre biología molecular de virus de plantas. Con base en un clon infeccioso de este virus, se ha desarrollado un vector viral desarmado que permite la expresión simultánea de múltiples proteínas heterólogas en plantas. Como prime...

  15. Implementation of smokefree workplaces: challenges in Latin America Implementación de lugares de trabajo libres de humo de tabaco: desafíos en América Latina

    Gillian Griffith

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Latin America is at the forefront of global progress in smokefree workplaces. Comprehensive smokefree laws have been implemented in four countries, and in many cities, states and provinces. More than 130 million people in Latin America are now protected from secondhand tobacco smoke. Nevertheless, a survey of tobacco control advocates and governments in Latin America found several challenges to progress in smokefree workplaces: the need for voluntary workplace programs where there is no smokefree legislation; weak legislation or lack of comprehensive national smokefree laws; tobacco industry attempts to undermine progress with smokefree laws or overturn existing laws via litigation; lack of compliance with laws; the need for monitoring and evaluation of smokefree laws; the need to make better use of mass media campaigns; and strengthening civil society. However, much progress has already been achieved to address these challenges, in particular through collaborations and the exchange of experience and expertise across Latin America.América Latina está a la vanguardia del movimiento en favor de lugares de trabajo libres de humo de tabaco. Se han implementado leyes integrales de ambientes libres de humo en cuatro países, y en muchas ciudades, estados y provincias. Gracias a la implementación de estas políticas, más de 130 millones de personas en América Latina están ahora protegidas del humo de tabaco ajeno. Sin embargo, existen varios desafíos para un continuo progreso en la implementación de lugares de trabajo libres de humo de tabaco. A partir de una encuesta realizada con activistas y funcionarios gubernamentales de América Latina, se indentificaron los siguientes desafíos principales: necesidad de adoptar programas voluntarios en los lugares del trabajo cuando no exista legislación; legislación débil o falta de leyes nacionales integrales de ambientes libres de humo de tabaco; intentos de la industria tabacalera por dificultar

  16. Tabaco y medios de comunicación escritos en España: una atracción fatal Tobacco advertising and printed mass media in Spain: a fatal attraction

    Julio Montes

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: La publicidad del tabaco es un poderoso estímulo para iniciar su consumo. Se analizó dicha publicidad en medios escritos en España durante el período 2002-2005. Métodos: Estudio transversal anual de anuncios insertados en los 41 medios escritos de mayor difusión (cerca de 10 millones de lectores. Resultados: En dicho período un 37% de medios insertaron publicidad sobre el tabaco (lectores medios, 4,35 millones. Sólo un 4% de los medios incluyeron campañas antidroga (lectores medios, 0,27 millones. La publicidad del tabaco se incrementó tanto globalmente (del 2,0 al 4,7% como en medios que la consintieron (del 4,3 al 8,0%. Ello significa que 4 de cada 10 lectores totales y 1 de cada 8 españoles > 15 años recibieron tal impacto publicitario. En el 56% de los anuncios se incluyeron jóvenes. Conclusiones: La publicidad del tabaco es alta en los medios escritos y está dirigida preferentemente a jóvenes.Objective: Tobacco advertising is a powerful factor in encouraging smoking initiation. We analyzed tobacco advertising in written mass media in Spain between 2002 and 2005. Methods: We performed an annual cross-sectional study of advertisements in the 41 most widely disseminated written mass media (nearly 10 million readers. Results: In the period studied, 37% of the media included tobacco advertising (an average of 4.35 million readers. Only 4% of the media included anti-drug campaigns (an average of 0.27 million readers. Tobacco advertising increased from 2.0 to 4.7% (overall and from 4.3 to 8.0% (in media allowing tobacco advertising. Four out of every 10 readers and one out of eight Spaniards aged 15 years or older were exposed to tobacco advertising. Fifty-six percent of advertisements included young people. Conclusions: Tobacco advertising remains prominent in written mass media in Spain and was mainly directed at young people.

  17. Participación y opiniones de farmacéuticos costarricenses en la cesación del uso del tabaco Costa Rican pharmacists’ participation and opinions on smoking cessation

    Angie León Salas; Kimber Richter; A. Paula Cupertino; Shireman, Theresa I.

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: Describir la participación de farmacéuticos costarricenses en intervenciones breves para ayudar a dejar de fumar, evaluar actitudes respecto al uso del tabaco, valorar el interés en recibir capacitación, e identificar las limitantes que enfrentan estos profesionales para proveer servicios de cesación Métodos: Se distribuyó un correo electrónico con un link a una encuesta en línea entre todos los farmacéuticos costarricenses. Se incluye en el presente análisis las respuestas de todos...

  18. Los sistemas de autorregulación como mecanismos de control de la publicidad de tabaco : evaluación mediante análisis empírico

    Martín Llaguno, Marta; Quiles-Soler, Mari Carmen; López-Sánchez, Carmen

    2003-01-01

    Objetivos: Examinar el marco del debate en torno a la prohibición de la publicidad de tabaco en Europa, a raíz de la Directiva 98/43/CE y de la Propuesta de Directiva del 5/9/2001, el funcionamiento de los sistemas de autorregulación en el último lustro, y valorar su eficacia y pertinencia como potenciales herramientas para velar por la no lesión de la salud pública. Métodos: Análisis de contenido y de discurso de todos los manifiestos publicitarios aparecidos en los supl...

  19. El tabaco en los establecimientos de restauración y hostelería: estudio observacional en Barcelona, 2008 Smoking in the hospitality sector: an observational study in Barcelona (Spain), 2008

    Joan R. Villalbí; Lucía Baranda; M. José López; Manel Nebot

    2010-01-01

    Objetivos: Describir la situación real del consumo de tabaco en los locales de restauración y hostelería tras la ley de medidas sanitarias frente al tabaquismo, que establece exenciones en este sector a la prohibición general de fumar en el trabajo desde 2006. Métodos Estudio observacional descriptivo en Barcelona en 2008, con muestreo por conglomerados de 1130 establecimientos. Se presentan los resultados estratificados por tipo de establecimiento. Resultados: En el 85,7% de los comercios co...

  20. INFLUENCIA DE LAS MICORRIZAS ARBUSCULARES EN COMBINACIÓN CON DIFERENTES DOSIS DE FERTILIZANTE MINERAL EN ALGUNAS CARACTERÍSTICAS MORFOLÓGICAS DE LAS PLÁNTULAS DE TABACO

    Yoanna Cruz Hernández; Milagro García Rubido; Yarilis León González; Juan M. Hernández Martínez

    2012-01-01

    En la Estación Experimental del Tabaco, San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río, se desarrolló una investigación durante las campañas tabacaleras 2005-2006 y 2006-2007, con el objetivo de determinar la influencia de la combinación de las micorrizas y dos dosis de fertilizante mineral, en semilleros con la variedad 'Corojo 99'. Se utilizó un diseño de bloques al azar con seis tratamientos y cuatro réplicas. Los resultados demostraron que se logra reducir la dosis de fertilizante mineral sin afec...

  1. Caracterización y diseño de la tecnología de tratamiento de las aguas residuales de los laboratorios del Instituto de Investigaciones del Tabaco en total construcción.

    Ramos, C.; M. del C. Espinosa; A. Pellón; M. del los A. Barbería

    2005-01-01

    La total construcción de los laboratorios del Instituto de Investigaciones del tabaco, requirió de la caracterización de sus aguas residuales, así como de los documentos para la solicitud de Licencia ambiental. Para lo anterior fue necesario conocer los vertimientos que se producirían una vez terminada la construcción, cuantificarlos de acuerdo a lo normado, así como el caudal a disponer. De no cumplirse con la norma de vertimiento se requeriría del desarrollo de una tecnología de tratamiento...

  2. Ambiente familiar e consumo de álcool e tabaco entre adolescentes Familiar environment and use of alcohol and tobacco among teenagers

    Rafael Souza Moreno

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a influência do ambiente familiar em relação ao uso de álcool e tabaco pelos adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de estudo descritivo, elaborado a partir da análise e aprofundamento da categoria referente ao uso de drogas lícitas e a influência familiar, presente em um questionário semiestruturado, contendo ao todo 25 questões sobre o uso álcool e tabaco, realizado junto a 1.533 adolescentes de ambos os sexos, tendo por critérios de inclusão: adolescentes entre dez e 20 anos de idade, matriculados e frequentando regularmente a sexta, a sétima ou a oitava séries do ensino fundamental e o primeiro, o segundo ou o terceiro anos do ensino médio das escolas estaduais situadas nas regiões de Santo Eduardo e Santa Emília, no município de Embu, no período matutino, e que aceitaram participar das oficinas de prevenção e promoção da saúde realizadas pelo Projeto Corporalidade e Promoção da Saúde. A análise estatística foi aplicada por meio do teste do qui-quadrado, ao nível de significância pOBJECTIVE: To analyze the influence of the family environment in relation to alcohol and tobacco use among adolescents. METHODS: This was a descriptive study consisting of in-depth analysis on the topic of family influence related to legal drug use. A semi-structured questionnaire containing 25 questions on alcohol and tobacco use was completed by 1,533 adolescents of both genders. Inclusion criteria were: adolescents aged ten to 20 years who were regularly attending morning classes in the sixth, seventh or eighth years of elementary education or in the first, second or third years of high school education at state schools in two regions of the municipality of Embu, São Paulo, Brazil. Subjects agreed to participate in preventive health promotion workshops of the Corporality and Health Promotion Project. Statistical analysis applied odds ratio, with a 95% confidence interval and chi-square test, being significant p<0

  3. Optimización de las condiciones de inoculación por biobalística de un Begomovirus en tomate y tabaco

    Karina López-López

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Optimizing conditions for biolistic inoculation of Begomovirus in tomato and tobaccoResumen: La transmisión experimental de Begomovirus es problemática. La mayoría de estos virus se pueden transmitir de planta a planta por su vector biológico, Bemisia tabaci. Las inoculaciones experimentales con mosca blanca son problemáticas debido a sus hábitos de alimentación, una planta viva infectada e instalaciones de contención para el vector. Por su parte la inoculación mecánica de Begomovirus es posible, pero generalmente a tasas bajas y no en todos los casos. Por esta razón el bombardeo de partículas (biobalística de DNA viral como una estrategia de inoculación fue desarrollada. La posibilidad de utilizar el dispositivo de mano Helios Gen System Gun (Biorad®, un equipo de biobalística, para la transmisión de un Begomovirus bipartita a plantas de tomate y tabaco fue ensayado y optimizado. Los parámetros evaluados fueron: número de disparos (1-2, presión de helio (220 y 320 psi y diámetro de las partículas de oro (0.6 y 1.6µm. Los síntomas característicos de la enfermedad viral (deformación clorosis, mosaico y de la hoja aparecieron 3 semanas después del bombardeo en las hojas jóvenes no inoculadas. La replicación del DNA viral en las plantas se confirmó por Reacción en cadena de la polimerasa. Plantas infectadas en un 100% se obtuvieron cuando en el bombardeo se emplearon partículas de oro de 1.6 µm recubiertas con DNA viral a una presión de 320psi. A nuestro entender este es el primer reporte en Colombia de la inoculación directa de plantas de tomate y tabaco con un Begomovirus bipartita usando un dispositivo portátil de biobalística.Palabras clave: geminivirus, Solanum lycopersicum, Nicotiana tabacum,  N. benthamiana, Bemisia tabaciAbstract: Experimental transmission of Begomovirus is problematic. Most Begomoviruses can be transmitted readily from plant to plant by the whitefly vector, but this also requires a

  4. Susceptibilidad al consumo de tabaco en estudiantes no fumadores de 10 ciudades mexicanas Susceptibility to use tobacco among non-smoking students in 10 Mexican cities

    Edna Arillo-Santillán

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar la susceptibilidad cognitiva a fumar y los factores asociados en estudiantes de 12 a 15 años. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analizó la medición basal de una encuesta autoaplicable en 12 293 estudiantes no fumadores de escuelas secundarias, en el ciclo 2005-2006. Susceptible es aquel que contestó que aceptará un cigarrillo de su mejor amigo y cree que el año próximo fumará. Se obtuvieron modelos de regresión logística de multinivel. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de susceptibilidad fue de 30%. Los factores asociados fueron autoestima baja (RM = 1.2, IC95% 1.0-1.5, búsqueda de nuevas sensaciones (RM = 1.6, IC95% 1.3-2.0 y actitud favorable a fumar (RM = 2.6, IC95% 2.2-3.2, así como permisividad social reflejada en reglas del hogar (RM = 2.2, IC95% 1.7-2.8. Sólo en mujeres existió interacción entre permisividad de fumar en el hogar y consumo de tabaco en padres (RM = 2.1, IC95% 1.1-3.8. CONCLUSIONES: La prevención debe promover la sensibilización de profesores y padres de familia como modelos antitabaco e incentivar hogares libres de tabaco.OBJECTIVE: To identify the cognitive susceptibility to smoking and associated factors in students between 12 and 15 years of age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The baseline measurement of a self-administered survey conducted between 2005 and 2006 of 12 293 non-smoking high school students was analyzed. Susceptibility was considered to be a student who would accept a cigarette from his or her best friend and would smoke the following year. Multilevel logistic regression models were obtained. RESULTS: The prevalence of susceptibility was 30%. Associated factors were low self-esteem (RM = 1.2, IC95% 1.0-1.5, seeking new sensations (RM = 1.6, IC95% 1.3-2.0 and a favorable attitude towards smoking (RM = 2.6, IC95% 2.2-3.2, as well as the social permissibility reflected in the norms at home (RM = 2.2, IC95% 1.7-2.8. The interaction between permissibility of smoking at home and tobacco consumption

  5. Cumplimiento con la legislación de ambientes libres de humo de tabaco en México Compliance with the tobacco smoke free ambience legislation in Mexico

    Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutiérrez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This essay tries o develop classification criteria to identify smoke-free spaces using environmental monitoring, direct inspection and worker reports, comparing their agreement and deriving a proposal useful for the epidemiological surveillance of environmental tobacco smoke. Environmental nicotine monitoring, direct inspections and worker’s surveys regarding tobacco smoke presence were conducted in ten institutions. For each method, criteria were defined to classify institutions as smoke-free spaces. Results were compared to evaluate between-methods agreement. Good agreement between environmental monitoring and direct inspections were observed, although they disagreed in 20% of the cases. Worker reports were too frequent to discriminate. Combining environmental monitoring and inspection would provide the most sensitive classification. Cost-effectiveness studies are required to identify the best strategy.Este texto pretende establecer criterios para identificar espacios libres de humo de tabaco ambiental (HTA utilizando monitoreo, inspección directa y reporte de los trabajadores, comparando su capacidad de discriminación y derivando una propuesta con aplicación a un sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica. En 10 instituciones se monitoreó nicotina ambiental, realizando inspecciones y obteniendo el reporte de los trabajadores sobre la presencia de HTA. Para cada método se definieron criterios para clasificar a las instituciones como espacios libres de HTA. Los resultados fueron comparados para analizar el nivel de acuerdo entre métodos. Se observó buen acuerdo entre monitoreo ambiental e inspección directa, discrepando en 20% de las decisiones. El reporte de los trabajadores fue demasiado frecuente para discriminar. La combinación del monitoreo ambiental con la inspección proporcionaría la clasificación más sensible. Se requieren estudios de costo-efectividad para identificar la mejor estrategia.

  6. Marital Relationship Quality and Couples' Cognitive Stimulation Practices toward Their Infants: Actor and Partner Effects of White and Hispanic Parents

    Sotomayor-Peterson, Marcela; Wilhelm, Mari S.; Card, Noel A.

    2011-01-01

    The present study explores actor and partner effects on mothers' and fathers' cognitive stimulation within an Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM). This model allows us to evaluate whether mothers' and fathers' practices are impacted not only by their own experiences but also by their partners' experiences. The APIM treats the couple as the…

  7. From Capitol Hill to Dupont Circle and Beyond: The Influence of Policy Actors in the Federal Higher Education Rulemaking Process

    Natow, Rebecca S.

    2015-01-01

    The federal higher education rulemaking process develops policies that can profoundly affect college students, higher education institutions, and other actors in the higher education policy community. But little has been researched about the influence that different types of actors have on higher education rulemaking. By analyzing interviews with…

  8. Teachers as Language-Policy Actors: Contending with the Erasure of Lesser-Used Languages in Schools

    Brown, Kara

    2010-01-01

    On the basis of an ethnographic study of the Voro-language revitalization in Estonia, this article explores the way teachers function as policy actors in the broader context of the school. As policy actors, the language teachers' appropriation of regional-language policy helps simultaneously to reproduce and challenge existing ideologies in the…

  9. Actores sin sistema y sistemas sin actores: apuntes para una lectura de la epistemología social desde el pensamiento de la complejidad

    Juan Miguel Aguado Terrón

    2006-01-01

    El presente artículo aborda una revisión genealógica de las implicaciones epistemológicas del pensamiento sobre lo social, planteando su articulación a partir de la dicotomía entre actores y sistemas, por una parte, y entre intra-determinación y extra-determinación de los sujetos sociales, por otra. La inclusión de las capacidades cognitivas de los sujetos en la teoría social plantea, además de un debate teórico en torno a la complementariedad individuo/colectividad, un problema epistemológic...

  10. Why are people more pro-trade than pro-migration?

    Mayda, Anna Maria

    2006-01-01

    I analyze individual attitudes towards trade and immigration in comparative terms. I find that individuals are on average more pro-trade than pro-immigration across several countries. I identify a key source of this difference: the cleavage in trade preferences, absent in immigration attitudes, between individuals working in traded as opposed to non-traded sectors.

  11. Consumo de tabaco en titulados universitarios: El Proyecto SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra Smoking among a cohort of Spanish university graduates: The SUN Project

    Xabier Adrián García de Albéñiz

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Valorar la asociación de la situación laboral, el tipo de estudios y el estado civil con el consumo de tabaco en una cohorte de licenciados y diplomados universitarios españoles, donde predominan los profesionales sanitarios. Métodos: Se realizó un análisis transversal de los datos basales de los 7.508 primeros participantes del Proyecto SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra. Los sujetos fueron clasificados según su consumo de tabaco. Las variables independientes fueron: situación laboral, estado civil, nivel más alto de estudios completado, número de hijos, gramos de alcohol ingerido al día, índice de masa corporal y edad. En el análisis multivariante se ajustaron 3 grupos de modelos de regresión logística no condicional: a fumadores frente al conjunto formado por nunca fumadores más ex fumadores; b fumadores frente a nunca fumadores, y c fumadores de 15 o más cigarrillos al día frente al conjunto formado por fumadores de menos de 15 cigarrillos/día, nunca fumadores y ex fumadores. Resultados: En los varones no se encontró ninguna asociación entre la situación laboral y ser fumador en ninguna de las 3 comparaciones. Por el contrario, entre las mujeres se observó que haber cursado la diplomatura de enfermería se asociaba a una mayor prevalencia de tabaquismo, con una prevalencia del 48,5% de fumadoras actuales entre las enfermeras. Entre las mujeres, también era más frecuente el consumo de tabaco en las estudiantes. Para las estudiantes, la prevalencia de grandes fumadoras (≥ 15 cigarrilos/día mostraba una odds ratio de 1,81 (intervalo de confianza del 95%, 1,28-2,57. Haber realizado un doctorado se asociaba inversamente con el tabaquismo en ambos sexos. Conclusiones: Dentro de un gran colectivo español con niveles educativos superiores, la prevalencia de fumadoras actuales es mayor en las mujeres que han completado una diplomatura. Es preocupante, desde el punto de vista sociosanitario, que entre las

  12. Differences in the Detoxification Metabolism between Two clonal Lineages of the Aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer (Hemiptera: Aphididae Reared on Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. Diferencias en el Metabolismo de Detoxificación entre dos Linajes Clonales del Áfido Myzus persicae (Sulzer (Hemiptera: Aphididae creados sobre tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum L.

    Marco A Cabrera-Brandt

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Myzus persicae (Sulzer is a highly polyphagous aphid species, with a subspecies (M. persicae nicotianae well adapted to tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.. We evaluated the effect of this host plant on the aphid performance and detoxification enzymes, in order to test the participation of xenobiotic metabolism on the ability of this aphid to overcome the tobacco chemical defences. Two genotypes, one corresponding to the only M. persicae nicotianae genotype reported in Chile on tobacco, and one genotype belonging to M. persicae sensu stricto were reared on tobacco and pepper (Capsicum annuum L., respectively. M. persicae nicotianae showed a significantly higher intrinsic rate of increase (r m on pepper than on tobacco, and M. persicae s.s. performed similarly, but with no reproduction at all on tobacco. In order to evaluate the effect of tobacco on detoxification enzymes, esterases, glutathione S-transferases (GST and cytochrome P-450 monooxygenases (MO were determined in both selected aphid genotypes after 12, 24, 36, 48 and 72 h of rearing on tobacco and pepper. M. persicae nicotianae exhibited the higher total esterase activities when reared on tobacco than on pepper after 48 h of rearing, while the activities of GST and MO did not show any significant difference between host-plants and duration of treatment. For M. persicae s.s., no significant differences were observed among host-plants for the studied enzymes. These results suggest a participation of the esterases, on the ability of this M. persicae nicotianae to overcome the tobacco defences.Myzus persicae (Sulzer es un áfido polífago que incluye a Myzus persicae nicotianae, una subespecie altamente adaptada sobre tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum L.. Evaluamos el efecto del tabaco sobre el desempeño biológico y sobre determinadas enzimas de detoxificación en áfidos, para estudiar su participación en la capacidad de M. persicae nicotianae de superar las defensas químicas del tabaco. Dos

  13. Informing effective smokefree policies in Argentina: air quality monitoring study in 15 cities (2007-2009 Políticas efectivas de ambientes libres de humo de tabaco en Argentina: estudio de monitoreo de calidad del aire en 15 ciudades (2007-2009

    Verónica Schoj

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To evaluate indoor air pollution in hospitality venues in Argentina. Material and Methods. PM2.5 levels were measured in a convenience sample of venues in 15 cities with different legislative contexts following a protocol developed by Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Results. 554 samples were collected. Across all 5 smokefree cities the mean PM2.5 level was lower during daytime vs. evening hours, 24 vs. 98 PM2.5 respectively (p=.012. In the three cities evaluated before and after legislation, PM2.5 levels decreased dramatically (pObjetivo. Evaluar la polución ambiental del sector gastronómico en Argentina. Material y métodos. Se midieron los niveles de partículas respirables (PM2.5 en una muestra por conveniencia de establecimientos de 15 ciudades con diferente legislación, siguiendo un protocolo del Instituto de Cáncer Roswell Park. Resultados. Se recolectaron 554 muestras. En cinco ciudades libres de humo (CLH la media de PM2.5 durante el día fue baja y menor a la observada durante la noche, 24 vs. 98 PM2.5 respectivamente (p=.012. En las tres ciudades evaluadas antes y después de la legislación, las PM2.5 disminuyeron drásticamente (p<0.001 cada una. Las PM2.5 fueron cinco veces mayores en ciudades sin legislación comparadas con CLH (p<0.001. En ciudades con restricción parcial, no hubo diferencia significativa entre las PM2.5 en el sector fumador y no fumador (p=0.272. Los sectores no fumadores tuvieron niveles PM2.5 significativamente más altos comparados con los lugares 100% libres de humo de la misma ciudad (p= 0.017. Conclusiones. La mayoría de las ciudades participantes en este estudio tuvieron niveles PM2.5 significativamente más bajos tras la implementación de leyes pro ambientes 100% libres de humo de tabaco, por lo que representa una herramienta útil para promover legislación 100% libre de humo en Argentina.

  14. Vocal projection in actors: the long-term average spectral features that distinguish comfortable acting voice from voicing with maximal projection in male actors.

    Pinczower, Rachel; Oates, Jennifer

    2005-09-01

    This study explored whether acoustic and perceptual features could distinguish comfortable from maximally projected acting voice. Thirteen professional male actors performed a passage from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar twice. The first delivery used their comfortably projected voices, whereas the second used maximal projection. Acoustic measures, expert ratings, and self-ratings of projection and voice quality were investigated. Long-term average spectra (LTAS) and sound pressure level (SPL) analyses were conducted. Perceptual variables included projection, breathiness, roughness, and strain. When comparing the intensity difference between the higher (2-4 kHz) and lower (0-2 kHz) regions of the spectrum in voice samples from the maximal projected condition, LTAS analyses demonstrated increased acoustic energy in the higher part of the spectrum. This LTAS pattern was not as evident in the comfortable projected condition. These findings offered some preliminary support for the existence of an actor's formant (prominent peak in the upper part of the spectrum) during maximal projection. PMID:16102670

  15. A climate game based on a Multi-Actor Dynamic Integrated Assessment Model (MADIAM)

    Weber, M.; Hasselmann, K.

    2003-04-01

    In November 2002 a special exhibition on climate issues opened in the German Museum for Science and Techniques ('Deutsches Museum') in Munich. Within this exposition we present an interactive game in which visitors control future climate policy by adopting the role of either the government, a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of a global company or a typical private household of an industrialized country. The players endeavor to maintain a sustainable climate in the future (global goal) while pursuing their own individual welfare goals. Task of the exhibition visitor is to combine the personal interests of the actor he is adopting with the global goal. The individual goal of government is maintain economic growth while avoiding conflicts due to inter-regional or societal inequalities. The CEO seeks to maximize total profits (business earnings). The goal of households is to maximize wages and interest earnings. The evolution of the economic system and climate is governed by the decisions of the actors. Government sets economic side conditions in terms of carbon taxes, subsidies for R&D or market infusion support for climate-friendly technologies, and transfers development aid to less advanced regions. The CEOs decide how much to invest in a number of alternative investment options and in which region. Households influences the economy by their purchasing and savings decisions. The model considers four regions, three real actors (mentioned above) and two different goods (climate-adverse and a climate-friendly). We introduce four different kinds of energy (coal, oil/gas, nuclear, renewable). A World Bank handles money flows. At different points in time the actors can cooperate with other actors in order to reach the global goal Stochastic elements regarding future technology and future climate are included. A touch-screen monitor with user friendly interface is used to present animations and videos. An animated climate scientist uses a climate simulator to compute future

  16. Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

    Ekert, Paul

    2013-01-01

    Designed to be practical and engaging, Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is a project-based book to help you truly augment your skills and become a film editing hotshot.If you're just starting out or even migrating from existing video editing software, then this book is for you. With rapid progression through practical examples constructed to be both engaging and useful, Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is ideal for learning the sometimes complex workflows of this powerful application.

  17. HDR Efex Pro After the Shoot

    Sholik, Stan

    2011-01-01

    A concise, on-the-go guide to the new HDR Efex Pro imaging toolkit for photographers Now that you've gone mobile and HDR, you want to be able to download and enhance your favorite photos on the run, without having to return to the mother ship (i.e., your desktop computer). This book shows you just how to do that using the amazing HDR Efex Pro, the image editing toolset from Nik Software. In brilliant color and using plenty of show-stopping examples, this practical guide explains all tools and features. Follow numbered steps and you'll soon be handling things like alignment, ghosting control, h

  18. Pro Agile NET Development with Scrum

    Blankenship, Jerrel; Millett, Scott

    2011-01-01

    Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM guides you through a real-world ASP.NET project and shows how agile methodology is put into practice. There is plenty of literature on the theory behind agile methodologies, but no book on the market takes the concepts of agile practices and applies these in a practical manner to an end-to-end ASP.NET project, especially the estimating, requirements and management aspects of a project. Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM takes you through the initial stages of a project - gathering requirements and setting up an environment - through to the development a

  19. Metrization of pro-morphism sets

    Uglešić, Nikica

    2009-01-01

    Every pair of inverse systems X, Y in a category A, where Y is cofinite, admits a complete (ultra)metric structure on the set pro-A(X,Y). The corresponding hom-bifunctor is not, generally, an internal Hom. However, there exists a subcategory of pro-A, containing tow-A, for which the hom-bifunctor is an invariant Hom into the category of complete metric spaces. Application to the sets tow-HcANR(X,Y) yields several new interesting results concerning Borsuk's quasi-equivalence.

  20. MacBook Pro Portable Genius

    Miser, Brad

    2012-01-01

    Discover loads of tips and techniques for the newest MacBook Pro You're already ahead of the game with a MacBook Pro. Now you can get even more out the popular Apple notebook with the new edition of this handy, compact book. Crammed with savvy insights and tips on key tools and shortcuts, this book will help you increase your productivity and keep your Apple digital lifestyle on track. From desktop sharing and wireless networking to running Windows applications, this book avoids fluff, doesn't skimp on the essentials, saves you time and hassle, and shows you what you most want to know. Include