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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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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...

  4. Lo que posiblemente no conoce del tabaco

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    María Del Rosario Alvarez-Ramirez

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available El consumo de tabaco afecta tanto a hombres como a mujeres en cualquier grupo de edad, por contacto directo e indirecta. Actualmente el 30% de los adolescentes entre 13 y 18 años son potencialmente fumadores. El fumador habitual puede estar asociado con enfermedades: cardiovasculares, pulmonares, cáncer y desnutrición. Entre 1978 y 1992 el tabaco fue responsable de 621.678 muertes. El 30% de las muertes por cáncer en Europa son causadas por el tabaco. El tabaco causa más de 10.000 muertes diarias en el mundo.

  5. Actores Secundarios

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    Manuel Gárate

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Cámara digital en mano y provistos de los recuerdos y una sesuda investigación de 3 años, los realizadores de “Actores Secundarios” nos transportan al último periodo de la dictadura militar chilena. Pero esta vez no se trata de un relato épico sobre los actores tradicionales de la lucha por la democracia, sino de una generación prácticamente olvidada y que movilizó a miles de adolescentes contra un régimen que los ahogaba. “Actores Secundarios” es una crónica construida de los fragmentos de ...

  6. USO DE TABACO ENTRE ADOLESCENTES: REVISÃO DE LITERATURA

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    Amanda Márcia dos Santos Reinaldo; Camila Cesar Goecking; Jennifer Perucci de Almeida; Yasmin Narciso Goulart

    2010-01-01

    Revisión sistemática de la literatura sobre el uso de tabaco entre adolescentes. La utilización del tabaco entre adolescentes, en general, puede estar asociada al éxito, a la necesidad de aceptación, a cuestiones familiares, entre otros factores que incentivan de cierta forma a su uso. Las políticas de salud para el área trabajan para prevenir y reducir el consumo, alertando en relación al riesgo al que tal población se expone cuando utiliza tabaco. Conocer el perfil de los adolescentes que u...

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

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    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.

  8. Determinants of Actor Rationality

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    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...

  9. Moral actor, selfish agent.

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    Frimer, Jeremy A; Schaefer, Nicola K; Oakes, Harrison

    2014-05-01

    People are motivated to behave selfishly while appearing moral. This tension gives rise to 2 divergently motivated selves. The actor-the watched self-tends to be moral; the agent-the self as executor-tends to be selfish. Three studies present direct evidence of the actor's and agent's distinct motives. To recruit the self-as-actor, we asked people to rate the importance of various goals. To recruit the self-as-agent, we asked people to describe their goals verbally. In Study 1, actors claimed their goals were equally about helping the self and others (viz., moral); agents claimed their goals were primarily about helping the self (viz., selfish). This disparity was evident in both individualist and collectivist cultures, attesting to the universality of the selfish agent. Study 2 compared actors' and agents' motives to those of people role-playing highly prosocial or selfish exemplars. In content (Study 2a) and in the impressions they made on an outside observer (Study 2b), actors' motives were similar to those of the prosocial role-players, whereas agents' motives were similar to those of the selfish role-players. Study 3 accounted for the difference between the actor and agent: Participants claimed that their agent's motives were the more realistic and that their actor's motives were the more idealistic. The selfish agent/moral actor duality may account for why implicit and explicit measures of the same construct diverge, and why feeling watched brings out the better angels of human nature.

  10. Cambios en el consumo de tabaco: auge del tabaco de liar e introducción de los cigarrillos electrónicos

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    Marina Tarrazo

    2017-05-01

    Conclusión: Entre 2007 y 2015, la prevalencia de consumo de tabaco ha disminuido en Galicia y ha aumentado la prevalencia de fumadores que consumen tabaco de liar. El uso de cigarrillos electrónicos es bajo y más frecuente entre los fumadores, aunque no exclusivo. El auge del tabaco de liar y la introducción de los cigarrillos electrónicos reflejan la importancia de mantener sistemas de vigilancia que puedan identificar de forma inmediata cambios de comportamiento asociados al consumo de tabaco.

  11. Actor-Network Procedures

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    Pavlovic, Dusko; Meadows, Catherine; Ramanujam, R.; Ramaswamy, Srini

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we propose actor-networks as a formal model of computation in heterogenous networks of computers, humans and their devices, where these new procedures run; and we introduce Procedure Derivation Logic (PDL) as a framework for reasoning about security in actor-networks, as an extension

  12. PERCEPCIÓN DE PRODUCTORES DE TABACO SOBRE INSECTOS PLAGAS Y SU MANEJO EN EL MUNICIPIO JESÚS MENÉNDEZ (LAS TUNAS)

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    Rivas, A; Rivas, R; Hinojosa, D; Pérez, J.C; Méndez, A; Martínez, M.A

    2012-01-01

    El tránsito hacia un desarrollo agrario sostenible requiere un acercamiento inicial al estado del conocimiento y a la sensibilización de los actores en relación con los problemas de su entorno local. Con el objetivo de evaluar la percepción fitoproteccionista de productores de tabaco acerca de los insectos plagas en el cultivo y su manejo en el municipio Jesús Menéndez (provincia Las Tunas), se desarrolló el presente estudio. Se utilizó como método la entrevista semi estructurada aplicada a u...

  13. Actor/Character Dualism

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    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...

  14. Determinantes del consumo de tabaco en adolescentes : diferencias de género

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    Pellico López, María Amada

    2015-01-01

    El tabaco es la principal causa de muerte actualmente. La feminización del hábito tabáquico actual ocasionará en el futuro un aumento de la carga de enfermedad y muerte atribuible al tabaco en mujeres. La presente monografía pretende describir la situación entre nuestros adolescentes, que determinantes influyen en que varones y mujeres adolescentes consuman tabaco y cómo intervenir de forma efectiva para prevenirlo. La diferencia de género en consumo de tabaco tiende a desaparecer y las mujer...

  15. Impulsividad y consumo de alcohol y tabaco en adolescentes

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    María del Carmen Pérez-Fuentes

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La etapa de la adolescencia se caracteriza por una prematura experimentación de nuevas experiencias y sensaciones. Estas experiencias, pasan en ocasiones por el consumo de drogas, que aun siendo legales y socialmente aceptadas, las consecuencias negativas en el desarrollo del adolescente comienzan a hacerse patentes. En los últimos años se ha observado una disminución en el consumo de tabaco en los adolescentes españoles, no así en el consumo de alcohol. Una de las causas de inicio en las drogas es la personalidad o conducta impulsiva. Así, el objetivo de este estudio es analizar la relación entre la impulsividad y la frecuencia de consumo de alcohol y tabaco en 822 alumnos de entre 13 y 18 años. Para ello, se utilizó la Escala de Impulsividad Estado (EIE y un cuestionario elaborado ad hoc para conocer las características demográficas y el consumo de alcohol y tabaco. Los resultados mostraron que aquellos estudiantes que se declararon consumidores obtuvieron puntuaciones significativamente más altas en impulsividad. De este modo, analizar detalladamente el perfil de los sujetos con este factor de riesgo puede favorecer la creación de programas más adecuados para la intervención.

  16. Actors at work

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    Nobakht, Behrooz

    2016-01-01

    The core contributions of this thesis target the intersection of object orientation, actor model, and concurrency. We choose Java as the main target programming language and as one of the mainstream object-oriented languages. We formalize a subset of Java and its concurrency API to facilitate formal

  17. RIESGOS PARA LA SALUD DERIVADOS DEL CONSUMO VOLUNTARIO E INVOLUNTARIO DE TABACO

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    Finn Edler von Eyben

    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.

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

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    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.

  19. Tabaco y salud infantil: un aspecto no suficientemente valorado

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    Rubio, Ivonne; Kanopa, Virginia

    2015-01-01

    La campaña que se desarrolla en Uruguay contra el consumo de tabaco enfatiza sobre los efectos nocivos que produce el cigarrillo en la salud de la población adulta que fuma y en fumadores pasivos. La disminución de afecciones cardiovasculares como el infarto de miocardio y del cáncer de pulmón ha mostrado resultados alentadores en relación a la disminución del número de consumidores, si bien aún no se ha logrado el descenso esperado. La campaña enfoca varios aspectos dirigidos a la presentaci...

  20. Tabaco e morfologia: Doenças pulmonares

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    Lina Carvalho

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O tabaco está implicado na carcinogénese multiorgâni-ca, com identificação de mais de cinquenta substâncias carcinogénicas que induzem mutações, alterando o ciclo celular, a resposta auto-imune e a regulação endócrina. É um dos nove factores identificados responsáveis por um terço de mortes por neoplasias malignas juntamente com erros dietéticos, obesidade, sedentarismo, consumo de álcool, promiscuidade sexual, toxicodependência e po-luição ambiental geral e limitada. Está implicado nas doenças cardiovasculares que representam a primeira causa de morte nos países civilizados e, no aparelho respiratório, é o factor principal para o desenvolvimento de DPOC (doença pulmonar obstrutiva crónica, RB-ILD (bron-quiolite respiratória e doença pulmonar intersticial, DIP (pneumonia intersticial descamativa, bronquiolite e fi-brose intersticial bronquiolocêntrica, histiocitose de células de Langerhans, pneumonia eosinofílica, sarcoidose, metaplasia epidermóide do epitélio respiratório e carcinoma bronco-pulmonar. O estado inflamatório crónico sistémico induzido pelo tabaco constitui a base de desenvolvimento de alterações genéticas também dependentes dos contaminantes do tabaco.Rev Port Pneumol 2007; XIII (3: 383-389 Abstract: Tobacco is implicated in multisystemic carcinogenesis through more than fifty identified carcinogenic metabolites that produce mutations responsible for alterations in cell cycle, immune response and endocrine regulation. Is one of nine risk factors identified in one third of cancer deaths together with obesity, sedentary, alcohol consumption, sexual promiscuity, drug addiction, and open and closed air contamination. Answering for cardiovascular diseases as the first cause of death in civilized world, tobacco is also pointed as the major factor implicated in the development of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, RB-ILD (respira-tory bronchiolitis and interstitial lung disease

  1. Tabaco e morfologia: Doenças pulmonares

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    Lina Carvalho

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O tabaco está implicado na carcinogénese multiorgânica, com identificação de mais de cinquenta substâncias carcinogénicas que induzem mutações, alterando o ciclo celular, a resposta auto-imune e a regulação endócrina. É um dos nove factores identificados responsáveis por um terço de mortes por neoplasias malignas juntamente com erros dietéticos, obesidade, sedentarismo, consumo de álcool, promiscuidade sexual, toxicodependência e poluição ambiental geral e limitada. Está implicado nas doenças cardiovasculares que representam a primeira causa de morte nos países civilizados e, no aparelho respiratório, é o factor principal para o desenvolvimento de DPOC (doença pulmonar obstrutiva crónica, RB-ILD (bronquiolite respiratória e doença pulmonar intersticial, DIP (pneumonia intersticial descamativa, bronquiolite e fibrose intersticial bronquiolocêntrica, histiocitose de células de Langerhans, pneumonia eosinofílica, sarcoidose, metaplasia epidermóide do epitélio respiratório e carcinoma bronco-pulmonar. O estado inflamatório crónico sistémico induzido pelo tabaco constitui a base de desenvolvimento de alterações genéticas também dependentes dos contaminantes do tabaco. Abstract: Tobacco is implicated in multisystemic carcinogenesis through more than fifty identified carcinogenic metabolites that produce mutations responsible for alterations in cell cycle, immune response and endocrine regulation. Is one of nine risk factors identified in one third of cancer deaths together with obesity, sedentary, alcohol consumption, sexual promiscuity, drug addiction, and open and closed air contamination. Answering for cardiovascular diseases as the first cause of death in civilized world, tobacco is also pointed as the major factor implicated in the development of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, RB-ILD (respiratory bronchiolitis and interstitial lung disease, DIP (desquamative interstitial pneumonia

  2. La Compañía Arrendataria de Tabacos y el mercado filipino, 1887-1918

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    González, Doria

    1998-08-01

    Full Text Available At the time when the Spanish State handed over the management of the tobacco monopoly to a private enterprise —and the Compañía Arrendataria de Tabaco (Tobacco Leaseholder Co. was created— the Philippine market played a relevant role in the supply of both leaves and manufactured products. However, that modification entailed changes in the norms governing the changes undergone and the establishment of a new commercial policy that laid down rules for the relationship between the Compañía Arrendataria de Tabaco and the Philippine General Tobacco Co.

    Cuando el Estado cedió la gestión de la administración del tabaco en España a una empresa privada y se creó la Compañía Arrendataria de Tabacos, el mercado filipino ocupaba un lugar relevante en la provisión de hoja y productos manufacturados. Sin embargo, esa modificación supuso un cambio en las reglas de juego establecidas en las transacciones con la Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas. En este trabajo se abordan estos diferendos y el establecimiento de la nueva política comercial que normó las relaciones entre la Compañía Arrendataria de Tabacos y la General de Tabacos de Filipinas.

  3. Fractal actors and infrastructures

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    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....

  4. Mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en México

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    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. Actors and Practices

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    Balslev, Lars

    Actors and practices – An institutional study on management accounting change in Air Greenland My former CEO was one of the first executives in Greenland to formally implement an extensive commercial strategy to identify the contradictory forces of social obligations and commercial strivings...... societal obligation. He noted that: “…there is some inherent conflict in having the type of ownership we have, one in which the commercial owner demands higher profits or they will sell their shares, and the other two government owners, where one wishes to have the lowest possible fares and better...... infrastructure and the other one just wants less trouble. Well! This is the ongoing inherent conflict of the owner composition we just have to deal with.” He emphasized that SAS, the more “commercial oriented” owner and private shareholder, wanted higher profits and gains, whereas the Government of Greenland...

  6. Del desestanco del tabaco a la puesta en marcha de la Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas (1879-1890

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    Martín Rodrigo Alharilla

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La primera etapa de la Restauración española significó un período de importantes transformaciones tanto en el papel de Filipinas en el contexto internacional como en su relación con España. En el artículo se estudia uno de los cambios más signifi cativos, el que tuvo por objeto el desestanco del tabaco en el archipiélago asiático y la subsiguiente creación de la Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas. Se analiza, por este orden, el proceso que condujo al fin del monopolio fi scal sobre el tabaco, la creación de la empresa Tabacos de Filipinas y los procesos que permitieron a una poderosa empresa privada de capital franco-español operar en el lejano ámbito filipino. Las conclusiones del artículo, por último, apuntan cuan difusas eran las fronteras entre la política y la empresa españolas en el último cuarto del siglo XIX y cuestionan el pretendido carácter particular o diferencial del colonialismo español.

  7. La ciencia del tabaco en Puerto Rico, 1900-1940

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    Levy, Teresita

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Tobacco became an important export product in Puerto Rico after the American occupation of 1898, in large part, because of investments in the scientific study of tobacco: its efficient cultivation, its economic structure and its marketing. Scientific experimentation and the practical application of research findings in tobacco farms provided an arena for significant collaborative relationships between tobacco growers, scientists in Puerto Rico and the U.S., and the insular and federal governments. The involvement of Puerto Ricans in the science of tobacco, including their support of scientific inquiry, their continued demands for funding and beneficial agricultural legislation, and their adoption of modern agricultural technology, demonstrate that rather than being observers of rapid economic changes, they were activists, using the democratic guarantees available under the U.S. colonial structure to improve their economic situation.El tabaco se convirtió en un importante producto de exportación para Puerto Rico después de la ocupación norteamericana de 1898, debido a las inversiones en su estudio científico: el cultivo eficiente, la estructura económica y el mercadeo. La experimentación científica y la aplicación práctica de los descubrimientos en las fincas tabacaleras ofrecieron un campo de saber para establecer relaciones cooperativas significativas entre los cultivadores, los científicos en Puerto Rico y EEUU, y el gobierno insular y federal. El compromiso de los puertorriqueños en la ciencia del tabaco, incluyendo su apoyo por la investigación, las demandas continuas para fondos y una legislación agrícola beneficiosa, así como la adopción de la tecnología agrícola moderna, demuestra que éstos no eran pasivos frente a los rápidos cambios económicos de entonces. Por el contrario, ellos eran activistas políticos, usando las garantías democráticas disponibles dentro de la estructura colonial de los EEUU para mejorar su

  8. Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource (ACTOR)

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    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...

  9. What is a conservation actor?

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    Paul Jepson

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available As a crisis-oriented discipline, conservation biology needs actions to understand the state of nature and thwart declines in biodiversity. Actors-traditionally individuals, institutions, and collectives-have been central to delivering such goals in practice. However, the definition of actors within the discipline has been narrow and their role in influencing conservation outcomes inadequately conceptualised. In this paper, we examine the question ′What is a conservation actor?′ Who or what creates the capacity to influence conservation values and actions? Drawing from theoretical developments in Actor-Network Theory and collective governance, we argue that the concept of an actor in conservation biology should be broadened to include non-humans, such as species and devices, because they have the agency and ability to influence project goals and outcomes. We illustrate this through four examples: the Asian elephant, International Union for Conservation of Nature red lists, the High Conservation Value approach, and an Integrated Conservation and Development Project. We argue that a broader conceptualisation of actors in conservation biology will produce new forms of understanding that could open up new areas of conservation research, enhance practice and draw attention to spheres of conservation activity that might require stronger oversight and governance.

  10. Efficient Actor Recovery Paradigm for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks.

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    Mahjoub, Reem K; Elleithy, Khaled

    2017-04-14

    The actor nodes are the spine of wireless sensor and actor networks (WSANs) that collaborate to perform a specific task in an unverified and uneven environment. Thus, there is a possibility of high failure rate in such unfriendly scenarios due to several factors such as power consumption of devices, electronic circuit failure, software errors in nodes or physical impairment of the actor nodes and inter-actor connectivity problem. Therefore, it is extremely important to discover the failure of a cut-vertex actor and network-disjoint in order to improve the Quality-of-Service (QoS). In this paper, we propose an Efficient Actor Recovery (EAR) paradigm to guarantee the contention-free traffic-forwarding capacity. The EAR paradigm consists of a Node Monitoring and Critical Node Detection (NMCND) algorithm that monitors the activities of the nodes to determine the critical node. In addition, it replaces the critical node with backup node prior to complete node-failure which helps balancing the network performance. The packets are handled using Network Integration and Message Forwarding (NIMF) algorithm that determines the source of forwarding the packets; either from actor or sensor. This decision-making capability of the algorithm controls the packet forwarding rate to maintain the network for a longer time. Furthermore, for handling the proper routing strategy, Priority-Based Routing for Node Failure Avoidance (PRNFA) algorithm is deployed to decide the priority of the packets to be forwarded based on the significance of information available in the packet. To validate the effectiveness of the proposed EAR paradigm, the proposed algorithms were tested using OMNET++ simulation.

  11. Pro Puppet

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    Krum, Spencer; Kero, Ben; Turnbull, James; McCune, Jeffrey

    2013-01-01

    Pro Puppet, Second Edition, now updated for Puppet 3, is an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You'll learn how Puppet has changed in the latest version, how to use it on a variety of platforms, including Windows, how to work with Puppet modules, and how to use Hiera. 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.

  12. Pro Puppet

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    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

  13. Pro Python

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    Alchin, Marty

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    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

  14. Tabaco y desarrollo económico en Santo Domingo (siglo XVIII

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    Gutiérrez Escudero, Antonio

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available A mediados del siglo XVIII el estanco del tabaco suponía una importante fuente de recursos para la Corona, de ahí el interés por su implantación en todos los territorios americanos posibles. Con este fin, en 1763 se creaba una factoría en Santo Domingo dada la excelente calidad del tabaco dominicano. Sobre ambos temas en el presente artículo se realiza un análisis de sus antecedentes, génesis y desarrollo, se relaciona una serie de ingresos y gastos derivados del funcionamiento de la factoría y se incluye un apéndice documental como un ejemplo de las partidas de tabaco adquiridas a los cosecheros para su embarque a la Península.

  15. Sincronización de Células de Tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum) NT-1

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    Ruiz, León F; Higareda, Ana E; Pardo, Marco A

    2010-01-01

    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. L...

  16. Factores predictores del consumo de tabaco entre adolescentes del Colegio Universitario Santiago de Cali, 2005

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    Yamileth Ortiz-Gómez; Jorge Martín Rodríguez-Hernández

    2009-01-01

    Objetivos: Identificar los factores predictores del consumo de tabaco entre los adolescentes del Colegio Santiago de Cali. Materiales y métodos: Estudio transversal con una muestra de 286 adolescentes matriculados y activos de grado 6 a 9 en el año lectivo 2005. A partir de la prevalencia del consumo de tabaco, se estimaron diferencias para las variables independientes con Ji2 y valores P. Los factores predictores fueron establecidos con un modelo logístico no condicional, previa evaluación d...

  17. Mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en México

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    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

  18. You're a What? Voice Actor

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    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…

  19. Multicultural Monologues for Young Actors. The Young Actors Series.

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    Slaight, Craig, Ed.; Sharrar, Jack, Ed.

    This book presents 62 monologue selections from diverse cultures for young actors to perform. The book's selections offer "quality literature by significant writers." Some of the writers represented in the book are George C. Wolfe, Miguel Pinero, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), John M. Synge, Yukio Mishima, Reynolds…

  20. An Actor and His Suitcase

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    Williams, Maurice

    2013-01-01

    The idea of the actor as journeyman is as old as the profession itself. The travel troupes of yesteryear laid the groundwork for the theatres of Shakespeare and the regional theatre circuit here in America. So if there is one thing an actor must have: it's a good suitcase. Or two. One for the rags and trinkets he, or she, holds dear; and another for all the skills he, or she, brings to every project.When I left the east coast for San Diego I brought with me those two suitcases. Luckily for me...

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

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    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.

  2. NAVIGATING PROTOTYPING SPACES FOR CO-DESIGN OF ACTOR-NETWORKS

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    Pedersen, Signe; Brodersen, Søsser

    2017-01-01

    of diverse actors in what we term prototyping spaces. In these prototyping spaces, prototypes play an important role in visualising controversies, enabling matters of concern to be negotiated, and making knowledge transparent throughout the design process. Based on a case study of a pilot program to make...... of temporary prototyping spaces, which are to be staged and facilitated to allow various actors to negotiate matters of concern. Designers then translate the resulting knowledge and insights into pro-totypes for use in subsequent spaces and eventually into an actor-network com-prising the final solution....

  3. Consumo de tabaco en adolescentes de nuevo ingreso en el Campus Duques de Soria de la Universidad de Valladolid

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    Martín Aznar, Noemí

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: Actualmente el consumo de tabaco entre los más jóvenes sigue siendo uno de los factores de mayor riesgo para la salud. Para poder intervenir desde la prevención de la salud, se considera la necesidad de profundizar en los factores predictores del consumo de tabaco en los jóvenes. Objetivo: Objetivo general: Conocer la prevalencia de consumo de tabaco en los estudiantes adolescentes de nuevo ingreso en la Universidad de Valladolid, campus de Soria. Materia...

  4. Pro Hadoop

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    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

  5. El envase neutro de los productos de tabaco: una nueva estrategia para el control del tabaquismo

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    Juan Miguel Rey-Pino

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Existe evidencia de que las políticas de control del tabaquismo integrales contribuyen a reducir la prevalencia del tabaquismo, por lo que es necesaria la implementación de las distintas medidas de manera conjunta. El empaquetado y etiquetado neutro del tabaco es una de las medidas recomendadas por el Convenio Marco de Control del Tabaco propuesto por la Organización Mundial de la Salud que contribuye a reducir la demanda de tabaco. En el momento actual, una serie de países están implementando esta medida de envasado neutro de los productos del tabaco, que implica desprender a los envases de los aspectos atractivos y promocionales, conservando el nombre de la marca, el cual debería aparecer en una fuente, tamaño, color y localización estándar en el envase. Australia fue el primer país que incorporó este envase en 2012 y recientemente otros países han aprobado la misma medida. En España, la legislación sobre tabaquismo (de 2005 y 2010 supuso un importante avance en las políticas de control del tabaquismo. La introducción de esta medida en España constituiría el siguiente paso en el desarrollo de una estrategia global para luchar contra este importante problema de salud. El objetivo de este trabajo es resumir y presentar de manera estructurada la información disponible sobre el papel que tiene el envase en los productos de tabaco dentro de las estrategias de marketing y comunicación, y describir los potenciales efectos que produce el envase neutro sobre diversos aspectos relacionados con la conducta de fumar.

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

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    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.

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

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    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......, and by doing so they create in humans what in modern play theory is known as a “state of play”...

  8. Guide Actor-Critic for Continuous Control

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    Tangkaratt, Voot; Abdolmaleki, Abbas; Sugiyama, Masashi

    2017-01-01

    Actor-critic methods solve reinforcement learning problems by updating a parameterized policy known as an actor in a direction that increases an estimate of the expected return known as a critic. However, existing actor-critic methods only use values or gradients of the critic to update the policy parameter. In this paper, we propose a novel actor-critic method called the guide actor-critic (GAC). GAC firstly learns a guide actor that locally maximizes the critic and then it updates the polic...

  9. Estudio transversal de consumo de tabaco en trabajadores de un hospital de tercer nivel

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    Luis Villalobos-Gallegos

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el consumo de tabaco es la primera causa prevenible de muerte y morbilidad en el mundo; estudios previos en hospitales muestran que la población médica sirve como modelo positivo en la promoción de la abstinencia del tabaco, sin embargo, cuando el personal de salud lo usa, las probabilidades de abstinencia disminuyen. Objetivos: 1 conocer la prevalencia de tabaquismo, 2 comparar las distintas áreas de trabajo en función de variables relacionadas con el consumo de tabaco, 3 identificar los factores de riesgo. Método: a 1,004 trabajadores de un establecimiento hospitalario se les aplicó un cuestionario de autorreporte que contenía preguntas para evaluar el tabaquismo, así como el Fagerström Test of Nicotine Dependence (FTND y la Cigarette Dependence Scale (CSD-12 y CSD-5 para evaluar dependencia de nicotina. Resultados: 23.4% de los trabajadores consumió tabaco en el último año, 60.4% de los fumadores son del sexo masculino, 91.2% presentó dependencia baja. Entre los factores de riesgo se encontraron los siguientes: grupo de edad de 20 a 31 años (OR=2.62, IC del 95% [1.77-3.88], p<.001, ser hombre (OR=2.91, IC del 95% [1.82-4.68], p<.001, edad de inicio del consumo (OR=1.09, IC del 95% [.71-1.68], p<.001, estado civil (OR=4.51, IC del 95% [1.18-17.18], p=.027, y tener una escolaridad de secundaria (OR=3.51, IC del 95% [1.66-7.40], p=.001 o bachillerato (OR=3.11, IC del 95% [1.61-6.02], p=.001. Discusión y conclusiones: el presente estudio aporta información actual sobre el consumo de tabaco en trabajadores de planta de un hospital de tercer nivel; se encontró una baja prevalencia de médicos que consumen tabaco (16.3%, en comparación con el personal de otra áreas de labor. Las implicaciones relacionadas con los hallazgos se discuten en el estudio.

  10. Respuestas psicofisiológicas ante estímulos asociados al tabaco: Diferencias entre fumadores y no fumadores

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    Carlos Gantiva

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Las respuestas emocionales y motivacionales son fundamentales para explicar el inicio y mantenimiento del consumo de tabaco; sin embargo, las diferencias en fumadores y no fumadores de las respuestas psicofisiológicas que sirven como marcadores neurofisiológicos de procesos emocionales y motivacionales presentan resultados contradictorios. El objetivo de esta investigación fue identificar las diferencias en las respuestas psicofisiológicas ante estímulos asociados al tabaco en fumadores y no fumadores. Para esto se registró el reflejo de sobresalto y la respuesta galvánica de la piel mientras observaban imágenes apetitivas, neutrales, aversivas y asociadas al tabaco. Los resultados muestran que los fumadores inhiben el reflejo de sobresalto ante las imágenes asociadas al tabaco de forma similar que ante las imágenes apetitivas; así mismo, se encontró en los fumadores una mayor inhibición del reflejo de sobresalto ante las imágenes de tabaco. No se encontraron diferencias en la respuesta galvánica de la piel. Estos resultados sugieren que los fumadores activan el sistema motivacional apetitivo ante los estímulos asociados al tabaco.

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

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    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.

  12. Actor bonds after relationship dissolution

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    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....

  13. Indústria de tabaco e cidadania: confronto entre redes organizacionais

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    Boeira, Sérgio Luís

    2006-01-01

    O artigo aborda a história da indústria de tabaco no Brasil e da formação de sua rede estratégica, bem como da rede dos atores sociais que a contrapõem. Na primeira parte, apresenta-se uma correlação entre a história da produção industrial, do consumo de tabaco e do antitabagismo. Na segunda parte são apresentados os conceitos de rede estratégica e de rede multifragmentária (antifumo), propostos para facilitar a compreensão de alguns dos múltiplos aspectos conflitivos entre as duas redes. A p...

  14. Controle do tabaco: uma análise sobre paternalismo e liberdade

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    CARVALHO, Laura Bastos

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem o objetivo de verificar se as medidas adotadas no Brasil para o controle do tabaco são paternalistas e se elas de alguma forma restringem liberdades individuais. Primeiramente, serão analisadas as correntes teóricas a respeito do paternalismo e sua relação com a liberdade, com especial atenção à corrente do Paternalismo Libertário. Em seguida, analisar-se-ão as medidas adotadas no controle do tabaco em outros países e no Brasil. Por fim, analisar-se-á cada uma das medidas adotadas, buscando-se definir se elas restringem a liberdade e se há medidas alternativas menos restritivas. Chega-se, assim, à conclusão de que as medidas adotadas no Brasil, embora sejam majoritariamente paternalistas, não retiram necessariamente a liberdade dos indivíduos.

  15. Consumo de alcohol y tabaco en estudiantes de enfermería

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    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

  16. Servicio farmacéutico de deshabituación al tabaco

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    March Pujol, Marian; Travé i Mercadé, Pere; Via Sosa, Ma. de los Ángeles; Fuentes Almendras, Miriam; Badía Palacín, Josefa

    2012-01-01

    Se describe qué es el tabaquismo, con que enfermedades se asocia, el proceso de deshabituación tabáquica,fases del mismo e intervenciones farmacéuticas. Materiales y herramientas necesarios para prestar el servicio de deshabituación al tabaco. Técnica, tests de valoración, plan de acción y registros. Manejo de la terapia sustitutiva de la nicotina.

  17. Efectos psicol??gicos y psicofisiol??gicos de la entrevista motivacional en consumidores de tabaco

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    Gantiva D??az, Carlos Andr??s

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de esta tesis fue evaluar la efectividad de la entrevista motivacional, una estrategia de intervenci??n dirigida a aumentar la motivaci??n al cambio, en fumadores que no desean abandonar el consumo a trav??s de medidas psicol??gicas y psicofisiol??gicas, las cuales permitieron evaluar de forma objetiva el aumento de la motivaci??n de los fumadores para abandonar el consumo de tabaco.

  18. Respuestas faciales ante imágenes de advertencia de tabaco

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    M. A. Muñoz

    Full Text Available Resumen En 2003, la Comisión Europea propuso una serie de advertencias visuales para ser incluidas en los embalajes de tabaco, con el objetivo de motivar a los fumadores a dejar de fumar y promover actitudes negativas hacia el tabaco. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el impacto de las advertencias sanitarias mediante autoinformes y medidas psicofisiológicas. Cincuenta sujetos sanos (19-23 años visionaron un conjunto de treinta y seis imágenes de diferente contenido emocional y veinticuatro del banco de imágenes preventivas propuestas por la Comisión Europea. Se registró la actividad eléctrica de los músculos cigomático mayor y corrugador mientras los sujetos visionaban estas imágenes. A continuación, los participantes evaluaban las imágenes en las dimensiones de agradabilidad y activación. Los resultados muestran una mayor actividad eléctrica del musculo corrugador ante la presentación de imágenes desagradables comparadas con advertencias desagradables incluidas en los paquetes de tabaco. Estos resultados sugieren que la campaña preventiva podría beneficiarse de imágenes preventivas más impactantes, promoviendo así la activación del sistema motivacional evitativo/defensivo.

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

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    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.

  20. EVOLUCIÓN DE LA MORTALIDAD ATRIBUIBLE AL TABACO EN LAS ISLAS CANARIAS (1975-1994

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    Luis M Bello Luján

    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 período 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 período expresada como el cambio porcentual medio anual de las tasas de la mortalidad ajustadas por edad, mediante un modelo log-lineal. Resultados: Durante el período 1975-1994, el número de fallecimientos atribuidos al tabaco aumentó un 64%. Por grandes causas, se observó en el período 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.

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

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    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.

  2. Self-Recovering Sensor-Actor Networks

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    Maryam Kamali

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available 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 actors. Our formalization is done using the theorem prover in the RODIN platform.

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

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    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.

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

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    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

  5. Consumo de tabaco en adolescentes y jóvenes de México que no estudian y no trabajan

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    Jorge A. Villatoro Velázquez

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la falta de oportunidades de estudio o trabajo incrementa la vulnerabilidad de los jóvenes, quienes ante la inestabilidad pueden iniciarse en el consumo de tabaco o de otras sustancias adictivas. Objetivo: analizar cómo es el consumo de tabaco entre grupos de adolescentes y jóvenes que sólo estudian, sólo trabajan, estudian y trabajan, o no estudian ni trabajan. Método: se tomó una muestra nacional de 6 mil 72 jóvenes de 12 a 25 años con datos que provienen de la Encuesta Nacional de Adicciones 2011, con un diseño aleatorio, probabilístico y polietápico. Se midió el consumo alguna vez, en el último año y en el último mes, así como el uso diario de tabaco y el consumo de más de 100 cigarros. Resultados: los hombres de 12 a 17 años que no estudian y no trabajan tienen un consumo de tabaco mayor que aquellos que sólo estudian. Tanto en hombres como en mujeres de 12 a 25 años, quienes trabajan presentan un consumo mayor de tabaco que los jóvenes que sólo estudian. Discusión y conclusiones: el riesgo de consumo de sustancias no se da únicamente entre los jóvenes que no estudian y no trabajan, sino también en aquellos que estando en edad de estudiar, se encuentran laborando, por lo que es importante reforzar y actualizar los programas de prevención del consumo de tabaco que han permitido contener, y en algunos casos disminuir, los niveles de consumo de la población.

  6. Consumo de tabaco y alcohol en una muestra en proceso de desahucio

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    Humbelina Robles-Ortega

    Full Text Available Resumen Introducción: En España, la actual crisis económica nos ha llevado a un lamentable fenómeno poco conocido hasta ahora: el proceso del desahucio. Nuestro objetivo ha sido evaluar hábitos poco saludables como el consumo del tabaco y alcohol en un grupo de granadinos/as en riesgo de perder su vivienda habitual. Método: Han participado 205 personas adultas (122 mujeres y 83 hombres a los que se les administró los ítems de hábitos relacionados con la salud de la Entrevista Andaluza de Salud 2011. Todos los participantes estaban vinculados a la Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca Stop Desahucios de Granada. Resultados: Consumo de tabaco: observamos mayor porcentaje de fumadores a diario en hombres (54.22 %, personas que no viven en pareja y trabajadores. Las personas que han entrado en el proceso judicial fuman más cigarrillos al día (t = -1.944, p = .055 y perciben un aumento en el consumo de tabaco debido al proceso de desahucio (χ2 = 8.494, p = .037. Consumo de alcohol: encontramos mayor porcentaje en hombres χ2 = 10.005, p = .019 y en personas que no viven en pareja χ2 = 8.553, p = .036; los hombres perciben un mayor aumento en el consumo de alcohol debido al proceso de desahucio (χ2 = 20.375, p = .000. Conclusiones: El proceso de desahucio afecta negativamente a los hábitos relacionados con la salud por lo que debería priorizarse en las políticas de Salud Pública como una población de riesgo.

  7. Actors of the hydrogen sector in France

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    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

  8. The Management of Political Actors in Institutions

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    Peter Odion Omoijiade

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    Full Text Available The argument that the minimization of the dysfunctional consequences of organizational politics is no longer dependent on self-equilibrating mechanism remains valid. This inquiry is therefore framed with a view to establishing suitable strategies for managing political actors. There is a nexus between the diagnosis typology of political actors and the qualitative classes of political actors and their management strategies. In the management of mixed blessing, supportive, non-supportive and marginal political actors; collaborative, involvement, defensive and information strategies respectively were found suitable. This research is based on existing theoretical knowledge on organizational politics and stakeholders management. Data was collected from the literature by means of critical analysis and dialectic reflection on the emerging themes. The study will enhance capability in contexts where the scientific management of political actors is yet to be exemplified.

  9. Estudio de sistema de calefacción alternativo para estufas de curado de tabaco por bulto (Bulk Curing)

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    Andrés, Claudia Raquel; Portal, Alejandra Elizabeth

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    104 p. il. En el desarrollo del presente trabajo, se estudia un sistema de calefacción alternativo para la alimentación de estufas destinadas al curado de tabaco por bulto. El mismo, hace hincapié en la utilización, conversión y conservación de los recursos energéticos, minimizando los costos de operación y el impacto ambiental. Introducción -- Estado de la cuestión: El tabaco; Proceso productivo; Estufas-Curado; Producción mundial, nacional y provincial -- Definición del problema --...

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

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    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

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

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    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.

  12. La fiscalidad especial en la Unión Europea: la fiscalidad del tabaco

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    Los impuestos especiales son una parte importante de los tributos indirectos de un sistema tributario, debido no solo a su capacidad recaudatoria sino también a la posibilidad de que estos estén conectados a muchas otras políticas como medioambientales, sanitarias, etc. Los impuestos sobre consumos específicos, cuando son aplicados sobre las labores del tabaco, buscan reducir el contrabando entre países, reducir el fraude fiscal, así como tener poder disuasorio. Se busca entender el funcionam...

  13. 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

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    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

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

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    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.

  15. Factores predictores del consumo de tabaco entre adolescentes del Colegio Universitario Santiago de Cali, 2005

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    Yamileth Ortiz-Gómez

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    Resultados: La prevalencia del consumo fue 40,5% [IC: 34,8-46,4]. En los tres modelos, el consumo de amigos tuvo un OR 2,31, IC 95% [1,06-5,04]; el fumar si un amigo se lo brinda, presentó un OR 7,45, [IC 95% 3,9-14,0] y la exposición al humo de cigarrillo explican el consumo de tabaco con un OR 2,18, [IC 95% 1,23-3,87]; Test Hosmer-Lemeshow, Ji2=10,6 y P=0,2253. Conclusión: En este grupo de adolescentes solo los amigos se encontraron como posibles predictores del consumo de tabaco; aunque hubo cierto consumo por parte de los padres, no fue estadísticamente significativo, pero sí lo fue para la exposición al humo fuera del hogar. No hubo asociación con alcohol o sustancias psicoactivas.

  16. [LEVELS OF OBESITY, METABOLIC PROFILE, CONSUMPTION OF TABACO AND BLOOD PRESSURE IN SEDENTARY YOUTHS].

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    Caamaño Navarrete, Felipe; Alarcón Hormazábal, Manuel; Delgado Floody, Pedro

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    in Chile, the National Health Survey (ENS) conducted in 2009-2010 reported high prevalence of overweight, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome in the population. to determine the prevalence in young sedentary obesity and consumption of tabaco and analyze their association with the metabolic profile, body fat percentage and blood pressure. 125 young sedentary, 26 men and 99 women, aged between 17 and 29 years old were evaluated. Body mass index (BMI), percent body fat (% fat), waist contour (CC), systolic and diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (HDL-C), LDL cholesterol (LDL-C), triglycerides: measurements were performed, glycemia and consumption of snuff. HDL-C (p = 0.000) and% MG (p = 0.043) were higher in women. 37.6% of young people turned smoker. 35, 2% of the sample showed excessive malnutrition. Obese subjects had higher levels: waist contour (p = 0.000) and% FM (p = 0.000). When analyzing obesity DC, this showed significant differences in BMI,% fat, systolic and diastolic blood pressure. BMI presented positive association with CC,% fat, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (p tabaco in the study sample, while other variables are not high-risk categories, it is an opportune time to intervene and reverse these negative health trends now. Copyright AULA MEDICA EDICIONES 2014. Published by AULA MEDICA. All rights reserved.

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

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    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.

  18. Pro Tools HD

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    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.

  19. El tabaco como reto educativo. una revisión desde una perspectiva sociopedagógica

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    Juan Agustín Morón Marchena

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El tabaco es la primera causa aislada de mortalidad prematura (de enfermedad evitable, invalidez y muerte prematura. En el marco de la Educación para la Salud, es una cuestión que debe tratarse desde un planteamiento de carácter sociopedagógico –como tantos otros ámbitos de la Promoción de la Salud-, por cuanto: a su consumo tiene efectos muy perjudiciales para la salud, pero debe abordarse desde una perspectiva social, superando la meramente médica. Conlleva aspectos económicos, fiscales, legislativos... b Por otro lado, cada vez somos más conscientes de que la educación es el “arma” más importante par enfrentarse de manera preventiva al consumo del tabaco. Desde esta visión, la prevención del tabaco es, pues, una tarea eminentemente social y comunitaria, y la educación es la herramienta primordial par afrontar este tema. Pero para conocer la realidad del tabaco, hay que conocer todos los aspectos que lo rodean: relevancia e incidencia social, efectos, consecuencias para la salud, datos estadísticos, legislación, fiscalidad, el marco escolar, etc. El artículo pretende, desde un ángulo informativo y divulgativo, acercarnos a estas cuestiones

  20. Estilos parentais como fator de proteção ao consumo de tabaco entre adolescentes brasileiros

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    Cláudia S. Tondowski

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo foi analisar a associação entre o uso de tabaco (no mês e frequente com os estilos parentais e o comportamento de fumar dos pais, em uma amostra de estudantes do Ensino Médio. Foram avaliados 17.246 estudantes do Ensino Médio de escolas públicas e privadas das 27 capitais brasileiras. A prevalência do uso de tabaco na vida foi de 25,2%, 15,3% no ano, 8,6% no mês, e 3,2% para uso frequente. Em relação aos estilos parentais, 39,2% dos pais foram classificados como negligentes, 33,3% autoritativos, 15,6% como indulgentes e 11,9% autoritários. Comparados a estudantes com pais autoritativos, filhos de pais negligentes ou indulgentes tiveram maior chance de relatar o uso no último mês ou frequente de tabaco. Observou-se uma associação entre o estilo parental e uso de cigarros por estudantes do Ensino Médio. O estilo parental autoritativo foi associado à proteção ao uso de tabaco no mês e frequente entre os adolescentes.

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

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    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.

  2. Understanding Regional Actors: A Case Study

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    Harden, James

    2002-01-01

    .... It is possible the estimation process could improve if greater attention was given to the interests, challenges, and opportunities of the regional actors involved, rather than concentrating on U.S. interests...

  3. Alcaldes mayores y subdelegados frente a la siembra clandestina de tabaco: Papantla, 1765-1806 Alcaldes Mayores and Subdelegados coping with Tobacco Clandestine Sowing: Papantla, 1765-1806

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    Georgina Moreno Coello

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo tiene como objeto explorar las estrategias que permitieron la persistencia de la siembra clandestina de tabaco en Nueva España, en particular en la región de Papantla. Analizar las relaciones entre los alcaldes mayores, subdelegados y empleados del monopolio del tabaco, enfatizando la protección informal de la que gozó el cultivo ilegal de parte de las autoridades provinciales y examinar cuál pudo ser el destino del ahorro, así como de las ganancias obtenidas del tabaco ilegal, p...

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

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    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

  5. ACTOR`S EXPRESSIVENESS: PHYSICAL ACTION AS A LANGUAGE OF ARCHETYPES

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    CATEREVA IRINA

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    Full Text Available Physical activity is the main element of the nonverbal expressiveness of the actor. Th e nonpsychological theatre of Europe in the second half of the 20th century was looking for the actor`s possibility of physical action for revealing the archetypal image of the character. Expressing the meanings similar among themselves in diff erent Nations, they connect the actors and spectators at the level of feelings, of the subconscious. Destroying the barriers in people’s minds which divides them into Europeans and Asians, or French and Germans, they are understandable to any audience regardless of their cultural or linguistic affiliation.

  6. Tabaco e morfologia: Doenças pulmonares Tobacco and morphology: Pulmonary diseases

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    Lina Carvalho

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available O tabaco está implicado na carcinogénese multiorgânica, com identificação de mais de cinquenta substâncias carcinogénicas que induzem mutações, alterando o ciclo celular, a resposta auto-imune e a regulação endócrina. É um dos nove factores identificados responsáveis por um terço de mortes por neoplasias malignas juntamente com erros dietéticos, obesidade, sedentarismo, consumo de álcool, promiscuidade sexual, toxicodependência e poluição ambiental geral e limitada. Está implicado nas doenças cardiovasculares que representam a primeira causa de morte nos países civilizados e, no aparelho respiratório, é o factor principal para o desenvolvimento de DPOC (doença pulmonar obstrutiva crónica, RB-ILD (bronquiolite respiratória e doença pulmonar intersticial, DIP (pneumonia intersticial descamativa, bronquiolite e fibrose intersticial bronquiolocêntrica, histiocitose de células de Langerhans, pneumonia eosinofílica, sarcoidose, metaplasia epidermóide do epitélio respiratório e carcinoma bronco-pulmonar. O estado inflamatório crónico sistémico induzido pelo tabaco constitui a base de desenvolvimento de alterações genéticas também dependentes dos contaminantes do tabaco.Tobacco is implicated in multisystemic carcinogenesis through more than fifty identified carcinogenic metabolites that produce mutations responsible for alterations in cell cycle, immune response and endocrine regulation. Is one of nine risk factors identified in one third of cancer deaths together with obesity, sedentary, alcohol consumption, sexual promiscuity, drug addiction, and open and closed air contamination. Answering for cardiovascular diseases as the first cause of death in civilized world, tobacco is also pointed as the major factor implicated in the development of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, RB-ILD (respiratory bronchiolitis and interstitial lung disease, DIP (desquamative interstitial pneumonia, bronchiolitis and

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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.

  10. Non-state actors in control of territory as 'actors of protection' in international refugee law

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    Karavias, M.

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the concept of non-state ‘actors of protection’ in international refugee law. This concept breaks with traditional State-centric readings of international law, as it connotes that a non-state actor may offer ‘protection’ against persecution, comparable to that normally offered

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

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    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

  12. Postdecisional counterfactual thinking by actors and readers.

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    Girotto, Vittorio; Ferrante, Donatella; Pighin, Stefania; Gonzalez, Michel

    2007-06-01

    How do individuals think counterfactually about the outcomes of their decisions? Most previous studies have investigated how readers think about fictional stories, rather than how actors think about events they have actually experienced. We assumed that differences in individuals' roles (actor vs. reader) can make different information available, which in turn can affect counterfactual thinking. Hence, we predicted an effect of role on postdecisional counterfactual thinking. Reporting the results of eight studies, we show that readers undo the negative outcome of a story by undoing the protagonist's choice to tackle a given problem, rather than the protagonist's unsuccessful attempt to solve it. But actors who make the same choice and experience the same negative outcome as the protagonist undo this outcome by altering features of the problem. We also show that this effect does not depend on motivational factors. These results contradict current accounts of counterfactual thinking and demonstrate the necessity of investigating the counterfactual thoughts of individuals in varied roles.

  13. ACToR - Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource

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    Judson, Richard; Richard, Ann; Dix, David; Houck, Keith; Elloumi, Fathi; Martin, Matthew; Cathey, Tommy; Transue, Thomas R.; Spencer, Richard; Wolf, Maritja

    2008-01-01

    ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource) is a database and set of software applications that bring into one central location many types and sources of data on environmental chemicals. Currently, the ACToR chemical database contains information on chemical structure, in vitro bioassays and in vivo toxicology assays derived from more than 150 sources including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), state agencies, corresponding government agencies in Canada, Europe and Japan, universities, the World Health Organization (WHO) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). At the EPA National Center for Computational Toxicology, ACToR helps manage large data sets being used in a high-throughput environmental chemical screening and prioritization program called ToxCast TM

  14. Lone Actors: Challenges and Opportunities for Countering Violent Extremism

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    Spaaij, R.; Richman, A.; Sharan, Y.

    2015-01-01

    This paper explores some of the key challenges and opportunities concerning the prevention and control of lone actor terrorism. It is argued that lone actors do not operate in a social vacuum and that the interaction points between lone actors and their social environments can render lone actors

  15. New Actors and Alliances in Development

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    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...... a changing set of key relations and alliances in development – those between business and consumers; ngos and celebrities; philanthropic organisations and the state; diaspora groups and transnational advocacy networks; ruling elites and productive capitalists; and ‘new donors’ and developing country...

  16. Iranian Sanctions: An Actor-Centric Analysis

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    2012-03-01

    cultivated to counterbalance other actors in the system who opposed Khamenei’s ascension, based on his weak religious credentials.42 These security...trumped up religious infraction.256 The bonyads are the Iranian economy’s dominating revenue generating entity outside the oil sector,257 mushrooming in

  17. Political actors playing games: Theory and experiments

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    Kamm, A.

    2015-01-01

    Political actors exert enormous influence over our daily lives. Their influence on economic activities cannot be underestimated. Voters determine the distribution of political power, political candidates choose policy platforms that they intend to enact if elected, and legislators bargain to arrive

  18. An Erlang Implementation of Multiparty Session Actors

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    Full Text Available By requiring co-ordination to take place using explicit message passing instead of relying on shared memory, actor-based programming languages have been shown to be effective tools for building reliable and fault-tolerant distributed systems. Although naturally communication-centric, communication patterns in actor-based applications remain informally specified, meaning that errors in communication are detected late, if at all. Multiparty session types are a formalism to describe, at a global level, the interactions between multiple communicating entities. This article describes the implementation of a prototype framework for monitoring Erlang/OTP gen_server applications against multiparty session types, showing how previous work on multiparty session actors can be adapted to a purely actor-based language, and how monitor violations and termination of session participants can be reported in line with the Erlang mantra of "let it fail". Finally, the framework is used to implement two case studies: an adaptation of a freely-available DNS server, and a chat server.

  19. Corporate actors in Western European television news

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    2009-01-01

    News about corporations can be understood as an interdependent relationship among the public relations function, organizational logic and the logic of the media. This research addresses the visibility and role of corporate actors in Western European public television news. A quantitative content

  20. Policy Actors: Doing Policy Work in Schools

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    2011-01-01

    This paper considers the "policy work" of teacher actors in schools. It focuses on the "problem of meaning" and offers a typology of roles and positions through which teachers engage with policy and with which policies get "enacted". It argues that "policy work" is made up of a set of complex and…

  1. Pensar e intervenir el territorio a traves de la Teoria del Actor-Red

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    Juan E. Cabrera

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es reflexionar sobre las coincidencias entre la forma de ver el territorio como red, algunas posturas teóricas sobre su concepto y la teoría del actor-red. Sobre lo anterior se centra en proponer una forma de entender las relaciones entre actores cuando se va a intervenir el territorio a través de políticas públicas como la planificación utilizando un modelo de gestión territorial a través de las orientaciones de la TAR.   

  2. The moral problem of worse actors

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    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.

  3. PREVALENCIA Y CARACTERÍSTICAS DEL CONSUMO DE TABACO EN ADOLESCENTES DEL COLEGIO UNIVERSITARIO SANTIAGO DE CALI

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    Yamileth Ortiz Gómez

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. El consumo de tabaco es responsable del 90 por ciento de los cánceres de pulmón; su uso está en los primeros lugares de América Latina y el Caribe. Objetivo. Identificar la prevalencia del consumo de tabaco, los conocimientos, actitudes, exposición, influencia de medios de comunicación e intervenciones curriculares frente al consumo de los adolescentes del colegio Santiago de Cali. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal con muestra representativa de 286 estudiantes de sexto a noveno grado, fueron seleccionados con muestreo aleatorio equiprobabilístico al grado escolar. Se utilizó EMTAJOVEN para medir el consumo de tabaco a partir del auto-reporte del último mes, clasificando en no consumidores, consumidores experimentales, actuales y regulares. Se calcularon proporciones con intervalos de confianza al 95 por ciento; prueba de normalidad y análisis para encontrar diferencias con T–student o prueba U Mann-Whitney y Chi2. Resultados. La prevalencia del consumo 40,5 por ciento [IC 95% 34,8-46,4], sin encontrar diferencias por género (p=0,058. Los hombres consideran que si fuman tienen más amigos y se ven más atractivos (p

  4. Relación entre consumo de tabaco y alcohol y el autoconcepto en adolescentes españoles

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    José Ignacio ÁLVARO GONZÁLEZ

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available La etapa adolescente constituye una fase esencial en el desarrollo de la persona; en estas edades las relaciones sociales y la adquisición de la personalidad son elementos claves, por tanto se planteó el siguiente estudio con los objetivos de determinar el autoconcepto de los adolescentes y cada una de sus dimensiones, así como describir el consumo habitual de alcohol y tabaco en la población adolescente y analizar las relaciones existentes entre el autoconcepto y las sustancias nocivas (alcohol y tabaco. Participaron un total de 2.134 adolescentes que permitió el registro y evaluación de las variables Autoconcepto (AF5, Consumo de Tabaco (FTND y Consumo de Alcohol (AUDIT. Los resultados mostraron que el autoconcepto global era alto en los adolescentes, que en su mayoría eran no fumadores y el consumo de alcohol era perceptible únicamente en tres de cada diez jóvenes; y entre las dimensiones las más puntuadas eran la familiar y la social. Se encontró asociación en el caso de las dimensiones de autoconcepto familiar, académico y social con el consumo de alcohol, sin embargo debe señalarse que el número de adolescentes que ingerían alcohol era bastante escueto por lo que debemos ser cautos con dicha afirmación

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

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    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

  6. Consumo de tabaco en estudiantes de una universidad pública del Qquindío

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    Germán Cabrera Gutiérrez

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This research paper presents a study with an objective to characterize the practice of smoking in young people among the age 16 to 25, who are studying at a public university in the department of Quindío. A study was conducted of a quantitative-descriptive type with cross-sectional data derived from the implementation of the relevant instrument: a survey and the FagerstromTest. Regarding the occasions where tobacco is most frequently consumed, it was found that the 84%, corresponding to 25 of the 30 students, smoke most in situations and spaces such as parties or social gatherings. In addition, with regard to the variable “would stop smoking for health”, it was found that 18 of the 30 students, corresponding to 60%, also responded affirmatively. Finally, when asked about history of consumption, 96%, corresponding to 29 of 30 students, replied yes, they would stop. It was concluded that the majority of the respondents have a low level of dependence on nicotine, since only 3 of the 30 students surveyed showed a high level of dependence. Resumen Este artículo de investigación presenta un estudio cuyo objetivo consistió en caracterizar la práctica del consumo de tabaco en jóvenes de 16 a 25 años, que se encuentran estudiando en una universidad pública del departamento del Quindío. Se realizó un estudio de carácter descriptivo-cuantitativo y de corte transversal con datos provenientes de la aplicación del instrumento respectivo: una encuesta y el Test de Fagerstrom. En lo que respecta a las ocasiones en las que más se frecuenta consumir tabaco, se encontró que el 84%, correspondiente a 25 de los 30 estudiantes, lo hace en todas las situaciones y en espacios como fiestas o reuniones sociales. Además, en lo que concierne a la variable dejaría de fumar por salud, se halló que 18 de los 30 estudiantes, correspondientes al 60%, también respondió afirmativamente. Por último, cuando se preguntó por antecedentes de consumo

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

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    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.

  8. Nicaragua - ProNicaragua

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    Millennium Challenge Corporation — The focus of this performance evaluation was whether or not the ProNicaragua Activity’s program logic was sound and successful and had the intended benefits related...

  9. Technology strategy as macro-actor

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    Tryggestad, Kjell

    2003-01-01

    -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...... 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 reflective...... outcomes, as providers of explanations and observations. The expression `technological strategy as macro-actor' summarizes these findings and the associated implications for research and practice....

  10. African Initiated Churches’ potential as development actors

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    Philipp Öhlmann

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available African Initiated Churches (AICs are not yet recognised as relevant actors of community development interventions. While it has been acknowledged that many of them provide coping mechanisms in adverse environments, support in social transformation and social capital, little information is available on their role as development actors. In this article, we evaluate the potential of AICs as partners of international development agencies for community development. We draw on interviews and focus group discussions with leaders of various AICs conducted in South Africa in February and March 2016. In particular, we examine the churches’ understanding of development, their view on the separation of spiritual and development activities and their priorities. Moreover, we outline the development activities which they are currently engaged in and analyse the structures they have in place to do so. Our findings indicate that AICs are increasingly active in community development and offer various entry points for possible cooperation.

  11. 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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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.

  14. Tabaco y cambio social: la construcción del tabaquismo como conducta desviada

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    SUSANA RODRÍGUEZ DÍAZ

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se propone un análisis de algunas de las estrategias que se han utilizado para convertir al tan extendido y popular hábito de fumar en una conducta desviada en el contexto de lo que se ha venido en llamar «cruzada antitabaco ». Esto abarca tanto la creciente regulación y normalización del mundo del tabaco como la elaboración de un nuevo sistema ideológico, transmitido a través de campañas diseñadas para marcar negativamente a esta sustancia y a los que la consumen. Agruparemos tales estrategias en cinco dimensiones, que nos remiten a distintos ámbitos o niveles de análisis. Así, hablaremos de una patologización en términos médicos, de una segregación espacial, de una estigmatización que obedece a una lógica religiosa, de una criminalización que nos remite al campo de lo bélico, así como de una desviación de la norma que nos remite al terreno de lo social.

  15. Development of an open-source web-based intervention for Brazilian smokers - Viva sem Tabaco.

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    Gomide, H P; Bernardino, H S; Richter, K; Martins, L F; Ronzani, T M

    2016-08-02

    Web-based interventions for smoking cessation available in Portuguese do not adhere to evidence-based treatment guidelines. Besides, all existing web-based interventions are built on proprietary platforms that developing countries often cannot afford. We aimed to describe the development of "Viva sem Tabaco", an open-source web-based intervention. The development of the intervention included the selection of content from evidence-based guidelines for smoking cessation, the design of the first layout, conduction of 2 focus groups to identify potential features, refinement of the layout based on focus groups and correction of content based on feedback provided by specialists on smoking cessation. At the end, we released the source-code and intervention on the Internet and translated it into Spanish and English. The intervention developed fills gaps in the information available in Portuguese and the lack of open-source interventions for smoking cessation. The open-source licensing format and its translation system may help researchers from different countries deploying evidence-based interventions for smoking cessation.

  16. Imagens Intoleráveis: horror e morte nas embalagens de produtos de tabaco

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    Ana Amélia Erthal

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available O artigo pretende explorar o conjunto das advertências sanitárias em mensagens de texto e imagens, utilizadas nas embalagens de produtos de tabaco como determinação da Organização Mundial de Saúde, para controle da epidemia do consumo de cigarros em todo o mundo. O Brasil foi um dos quatro países a estampar em até 50% as embalagens com imagens tétricas alertando para as consequências advindas do hábito de fumar e, suas demais políticas de controle são tomadas como exemplo de boas práticas em outros países. O objetivo é questionar se as imagens comunicam seu propósito a despeito de sua dramaticidade. Para tanto serão usados os conceitos de “imagem intolerável”, de Jacques Rancière, e a credibilidade e verossimilhança em George Didi-Huberman e Philippe Dubois, respectivamente.

  17. Actor/Actant-Network Theory as Emerging Methodology for ...

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    Jan 31, 2005 ... to trace relationships, actors, actants and actor/actant-networks .... associated with a particular type of social theory (Latour, 1987; ..... the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Organised Business and Organised.

  18. Breve acercamiento a la cuestión género en las políticas europeas sobre alcohol, tabaco y fármacos

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    Cristina Urios

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Public policies is the context of analysis chosen in this article. Specifically, the one refering to alcohol, tobacco and medicament. Public policies make an approach towards theoretical settings which raise political debates and practical porcesses from empirical analysis. The genre perspective-as social construction-points out the visibility of women, the equal participation in institutions, the care of language and transversality. Alcohol, tobacco and medicament are substances which have ,as a commom characteristic, the manipulation fron powerful and complex economical interests that can, and indeed, do influence both public policies and political profitability. The main point of the article is a warning about some of the consequences of "invisibility" for women. Este trabajo quiere introducir una reflexión en torno al contexto de análisis que se abre en torno al alcohol, el tabaco y los fármacos, el de las políticas públicas. Frente al ámbito de política criminal que ha de abordarse en el tratamiento de las drogas denominadas ilegales, las políticas públicas se abren a marcos teóricos que permiten una ordenación tipológica de las políticas públicas. Y, en este ámbito, intentaremos apuntar en relación con el tema estudiado cómo cabe un análisis empírico de las políticas públicas en tanto en cuanto permiten un primer proceso de definición de problemas y de acceso de cuestiones a la agenda pública de actuación; con posterioridad, un proceso de negociación y, en tercer término, la articulación de escenarios organizativos y de gestión. En este proceso, todos los actores políticos interactúan en función de intereses, ideas y valores ligados a distribuciones cambiantes de poder y con reglas más o menos formalizadas dentro de una clave institucional. DOWNLOAD THIS PAPER FROM SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2111915

  19. An Actor's Approach to Management Conceptual framework and company practices

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    of Contents Foreword: Actor-based managemet - long-term and sustainable management (Bo Prangsgaard) Chapter 1. Introduction (Morten Jakobsen, Inga-Lill Johansson & Hanne Nørreklit) Chapter 2. Actors and reality: a conceptual framework for creative governance (Lennart Nørreklit) Chapter 3. An actor...

  20. Co-evolution of social networks and continuous actor attributes

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    Niezink, Nynke M.D.; Snijders, Tom A.B.

    2017-01-01

    Social networks and the attributes of the actors in these networks are not static; they may develop interdependently over time. The stochastic actor-oriented model allows for statistical inference on the mechanisms driving this co-evolution process. In earlier versions of this model, dynamic actor

  1. COLLIDE Pro Helvetia Award

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    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.

  2. Hra pro Android OS

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    Salvet, Lukáš

    2017-01-01

    Tato práce se zabývá tvorbou 2D hry pro zařízení s operačním systémem Android. Popisuje možnost tvorby her v tomto prostředí. Hlavně pak využití knihovny OpenGL ES 2.0, kterou jsem pro implementaci použil. Dále je v práci popsáno renderování textu, použití Google play games services pro achievementy a leaderboard, testování hry, atd. Beta verze hry byla vydána na Google Play. This work deals with creating 2D games for devices running Android. It describes the ability to create games in thi...

  3. Pro Android UI

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    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

  4. ProCom middleware

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    Kunčar, Jiří

    2013-01-01

    The goal of this thesis is to develop and implement parts of a middleware that provides necessary support for the execution of ProCom components on top of the real-time operating system FreeRTOS. The ProCom is a component model for embedded systems developed at Mälardalen University. The primary problem is finding an appropriate balance between the level of abstraction and thoughtful utilization of system resources in embedded devices. The defined target platform has limitations in comparison...

  5. ProCom middleware

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    Kuncar, Jiri

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this thesis is to develop and implement parts of a middleware that provides necessary support for the execution of ProCom components on top of the real-time operating system FreeRTOS. ProCom is a component model for embedded systems developed at Mälardalen University. The primary problem is finding an appropriate balance between the level of abstraction and thoughtful utilization of system resources in embedded devices. The defined target platform has limitations in comparison to ...

  6. Pro Android 3

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    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

  7. Pro Android 2

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    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

  8. Pro NET Best Practices

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    Ritchie, Stephen D

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    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

  9. Neoliberalism and political actors in contemporary Argentina

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    Juan Manuel Reynares

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we set out a critical reading of the literature on political neoliberal actors in Argentina. We consider that the concentration of these studies in the national level has to do with a definition of neoliberalism as a set of economical and structural macro politics. We propose to define neoliberalism as a technology of government that intends to hegemonize an “enterprise form” in different social spheres, articulating a symbolical framework in a contingent and contentious way. This insight allows analyzing neoliberal identification processes as heterogeneous trajectories with diverse geographic and temporal scopes.

  10. Policy analysis of multi-actor systems

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    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

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

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    Londoño G. Horacio

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    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.

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

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    León F Ruiz; Ana E Higareda; Marco A Pardo

    2010-01-01

    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. L...

  13. El consumo de tabaco como símbolo de libertad femenina: análisis de las estrategias publicitarias utilizadas por Virginia Slims

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    Sánchez Pérez, Sonia

    2018-01-01

    Desde que el tabaco comenzó a industrializarse, las compañías tabacaleras trataron de aumentar sus ventas a través de la publicidad. En un primer momento, el consumo de cigarrillos estaba destinado únicamente a los hombres, pero los movimientos sufragistas y feministas pronto adoptaron el consumo de cigarrillos como símbolo de libertad femenina. Veremos la evolución histórica del tabaco y de su publicidad y analizaremos el caso concreto de la marca estadounidense Virginia Slims...

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

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    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

  15. El tabaco como factor de riesgo en el cáncer de pulmón

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    Fernández Hidalgo, Lorena

    2014-01-01

    El tabaco está compuesto por numerosas sustancias adictivas que producen efectos nocivos en la salud, tanto en sus consumidores activos, como en sus consumidores pasivos. Es considerado el principal factor de riesgo del cáncer de pulmón. Además, tras numerosos estudios, se ha apreciado una relación directa entre el número de cigarrillos consumidos, el tipo de cigarrillos, la edad de inicio de su consumo, el nivel de exposición y el desarrollo de esta enfermedad. A pesar de numerosas medidas a...

  16. Algunos productos básicos de la agricultura venezolana: añil, cacao y tabaco

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    Zubiri Marín, Ma. Teresa

    1997-01-01

    El siglo XVIII es propicio a la economía venezolana, cuya base se encuentra en la agricultura, fundamentalmente en el cultivo y comercio del cacao y del tabaco, yen la ganadería. El trueque o intercambio de bienes y servicios ha sido sustituido en su mayor parte por un sistema monetario que facilita las operaciones comerciales y otorga al sistema económico una cierta estabilidad. Al mismo tiempo, la calidad inmejorable de los cultivos que produce un suelo fértil y bien regado por diversos río...

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

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    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.

  18. Pro OpenSSH

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    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.

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    Andersen, Charlotte; Mellemkjær, Søren; Hilberg, Ole

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    BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious complication to interstitial lung disease (ILD) and has a poor prognosis. PH is often diagnosed by screening with echocardiography followed by right heart catheterisation. A previous study has shown that a value of NT-pro-brain natriuretic...

  20. Nociones del conflicto en actores escolares

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    Carlos Eduardo Valderrama H

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    Full Text Available Este artículo busca contribuir a la reflexión sobre la problemática del conflicto escolar a partir de algunas nociones que ciertos actores escolares tienen sobre el mismo, sus manifestaciones, sus causas u orígenes y las maneras como afirman se resuelve en sus instituciones. Desde una perspectiva que pretende inscribirse en el campo de la comunicación-educación, se describe la heterogeneidad de las posturas manifestadas por estudiantes, docentes y directivos y se intentan comprender éstas a partir de algunos postulados teóricos planteados por la sociología del conflicto y la pedagogía crítica.This essay contributes to an ongoing debate on the problematic of school conflict, working from certain concepts that some of the actors in schools have about conflict, its manifestations, causes or origins, and the manners in which they manifest that they are resolved. From a perspective that wants to inscribe itself in the field of communication-education, it describes the heterogeneity of the different views put forward by students, teaches, and school directors, and searches to understand these based on certain theoretical postulates derived from the fields of sociology of conflict and critical pedagogy.

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

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    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. RELACIÓN COSTE-BENEFICIO DE LAS POLÍTICAS SOBRE CONSUMO DE TABACO EN EL LUGAR DE TRABAJO

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    Tamara Raaijmakers

    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.

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

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    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.

  4. EVALUACIÓN DE LA EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA EN LOS HORNOS TRADICIONALES DE CURADO DE TABACO*

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    Néstor-Enrique Cerquera Peña

    Full Text Available El cultivo del tabaco se ha convertido en uno de los más importantes en Colombia, generando empleo a mano de obra calificada y no calificada. En la poscosecha del tabaco se han detectado varias problemáticas a resolver, una de ellas la concerniente al alto costo del combustible empleado en los hornos de curado. Por ello, se realizó una evaluación al intercambiador de calor tradicional tipo hornilla para determinar la eficiencia en el uso del combustible. La información obtenida deja en evidencia la gran dificultad que se tiene con este sistema de transferencia de calor por convección natural para mantener temperaturas estables al interior del horno, generando condiciones ambientales que se alejan considerablemente de las previstas para este proceso, dependiendo estas variaciones, en gran medida, de la frecuencia de cargue de la hornilla, encontrándose además, que la eficiencia en el aprovechamiento de la energía entregada por el carbón es menor del 10 %.

  5. Oleotourism: Local Actors for Local Tourism Development

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    Marco Tregua

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available Olive oil consumption has grown substantially in recent years, due in part to the fact that olive oil is healthy. Much of the global olive oil production comes from the rural areas of Jaén in southern Spain. Surrounding this industry, services such as oleotourism are increasing. This paper aims to identify the key elements supporting the development of oleotourism. After a preliminary exploratory analysis of the existing data, a qualitative analysis was performed with actors directly involved in the industry in Jaén. The results helped us define the level of the stakeholders’ involvement and the sustainability, the opportunities, and the constraints affecting oleotourism in this area. The practical implications of this investigation can be useful for governing agencies, local firms, and the tourism industry in support of oleotourism development.

  6. Lone-actor Terrorism and Impulsivity.

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    Meloy, J Reid; Pollard, Jeffrey W

    2017-11-01

    In some recent cases of lone-actor terrorism, there is evidence the subject acted impulsively, often in response to a triggering event which contained a loss and humiliation. Evidence suggests the subjects acted precipitously, despite planning and preparation carried out in the preceding weeks or months, and their attacks failed to include the often considerable preparation that had been done. The pathway became a runway. The authors recommend the traditional assessment of impulsivity in persons of concern for lone acts of terrorism, as well as other proximal warning behaviors for targeted violence. Both indirect and direct assessment guidelines are proposed, with an emphasis upon self-report, psychological testing, collateral data gathering, and historical records. © 2017 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  7. The Corporation as a Political Actor

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    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 both......This article distinguishes two approaches to study the political role of corporations. On the one hand, North American scholars have primarily understood the link between business and politics through the lens of corporate political activity (CPA) looking at how firms influence government policy...... approaches and suggests that differences in the way the political role of corporations are understood can at least, in part, be explained by the distinct nature of European/North American management scholarship as well as by the political environment in both regions. It is also suggested that both...

  8. RESISTÊNCIA DO SOLO EM CULTIVO DE TABACO COM DIFERENTES FORMAS DE MANEJO NA REGIÃO SUDESTE DO PARANÁ

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    Valdemir Antoneli

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available O cultivo do tabaco é uma alternativa rentável para as pequenas propriedades da região Sudeste do Estado do Paraná, principalmente por ser cultivado em áreas impróprias para a agricultura (solos rasos e declividade acentuada. Nas áreas com restrições ao uso, o tabaco é cultivado sob plantio convencional e nas áreas mais planas utiliza-se o plantio direto. A variação na forma de plantio pode influenciar na resistência do solo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar a influência do manejo do solo na resistência do solo em áreas de cultivo de tabaco com plantio convencional e plantio direto. Foram identificados 10 pontos para o monitoramento da resistência do solo em cada forma de plantio com coletas quinzenais entre setembro (início do plantio a fevereiro (término da colheita. Foi utilizado o método de perfis transversais entre as linhas de plantio. As mensurações foram realizadas com um penetrômetro de bolso. Ao término da pesquisa foi observado que as atividades diárias realizadas no cultivo do tabaco influenciam na resistência do solo, mesmo com formas diferentes de cultivo.

  9. Multi-actor decision making using mixed reality technologies Urban projects and multi-actor collaboration

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    Basile,, Maria; Ozdirlik, Burcu; Terrin,, Jean-Jacques

    2009-01-01

    International audience; This paper is based on the results of an ongoing research project, IPCity, on the application of mixed reality technologies in urban environments. It questions the relevance of traditional language and communication medium such as drawings, perspectives and 3D models in the co-production of urban projects in multi-actor working environments. It then discusses the possible use of “mixed reality technologies” as alternative medium through five workshops organised within ...

  10. MORTALIDAD ATRIBUIBLE AL CONSUMO DE TABACO EN LOS AÑOS 1987 Y 1997 EN CASTILLA-LA MANCHA, ESPAÑA

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    Juan José Criado Álvarez

    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.

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

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    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.

  12. Rats prefer mutual rewards in a ProSocial Choice Task

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    Full Text Available Pro-sociality, i.e. the preference for outcomes that produce benefits for other individuals, is ubiquitous in humans. Recently, cross-species comparisons of social behavior have offered important new insights into the evolution of pro-sociality. Here, we present a rodent analog of the Pro-social Choice Task that controls strategic components, de-confounds other-regarding choice motives from the animals’ natural tendencies to maximize own food access and directly tests the effect of social context on choice allocation. We trained pairs of rats – an actor and a partner rat – in a double T-maze task where actors decided between two alternatives only differing in the reward delivered to the partner. The own reward choice yielded a reward only accessible to the actor whereas the both reward choice produced an additional reward for a partner (partner condition or an inanimate toy (toy Condition, located in an adjacent compartment. We found that actors chose both reward at levels above chance and more often in the partner than in the toy condition. Moreover, we show that this choice pattern adapts to the current social context and that the observed behavior is stable over time.

  13. Los Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje como estrategia de aprendizaje desde la Teoría del Actor-Red

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    Meza Cano, José Manuel; Cejas León, Roberto

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende visualizar los Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje desde el punto de vista de la Teoría del Actor-Red. En primer lugar, se describen los elementos centrales de la Teoría del Actor-Red, la visión de aprendizaje desde este enfoque, así como el concepto de actante y de simetría generalizada. Posteriormente se exponen los elementos clave de las definiciones sobre Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje y la visión del aprendizaje que defienden, centrada principalmente en el estudi...

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

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    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

  15. Pro Linux System Administration

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    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

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    SQL Azure represents Microsoft's cloud-based delivery of its enterprise-caliber, SQL Server database management system (formerly under the code name "Oslo"). Pro SQL Azure introduces you to this new platform, showing you how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You'll learn to program SQL Azure from Silverlight, ASP.NET, WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You'll also understand how to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. * Shows how to use SQL Azure from Silver

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    Do you remember landmark games like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Asteroids? Well, here's an exciting opportunity to build and/or port these games to one of the hottest mobile and netbooks platforms today: Google's Android. Pro Android Games teaches you how to build cool games like Space Blaster and the classic Asteroids from scratch on the latest Android platform. This book also shows you how to port other classic freeware/shareware games like Doom and Wolfenstein 3D from C using the Java Native Interface (JNI) for Android. This book is all about a unique perspective in Android game development:

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    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

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    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

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    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

  1. Pro Android Flash

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Minella, Michael T

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    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

  5. Pro Java ME Apps

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    2011-01-01

    Pro Java ME Apps gives you, the developer, the know-how required for writing sophisticated Java ME applications and for taking advantage of this huge potential market. Java ME is the largest mobile software platform in the world, supported by over 80% of all phones. You'll cover what Java ME is and how it compares to other mobile software platforms, how to properly design and structure Java ME applications, how to think like an experienced Java ME developer, what common problems and pitfalls you may run into, how to optimize your code, and many other key topics. Unlike other Java ME books out

  6. Pro WCF 4

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    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

  7. Uso de álcool e tabaco entre estudantes de Psicologia da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

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    Marcos Vinícius Ferreira dos Santos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Traçar o perfil do uso de álcool e tabaco entre universitários do curso de graduação em Psicologia do Centro de Ciências Humanas e Naturais da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo de corte transversal, com abordagem quantitativa. A população estudada foi de alunos matriculados no referido curso no segundo semestre do ano de 2010, constituindo uma amostra de 221 estudantes. O questionário utilizado foi o mesmo utilizado no I Levantamento Nacional entre Universitários, proposto pela Secretaria Nacional de Políticas sobre Drogas. RESULTADOS: A maioria dos estudantes era solteira (90,1%, do sexo feminino (81%, estava na faixa etária de 18 a 24 anos (81%, era da raça/cor caucasoide/branca (57,5% e 55% referiram pertencer às classes econômicas B1 e B2. Encontrou-se maior prevalência de álcool (85,07% e tabaco (33,07% na frequência uso na vida, sendo o uso de álcool maior que na população geral. As substâncias associadas ao uso de álcool na vida foram a maconha (p-valor = 0,007, os tranquilizantes (p = 0,011 e os anfetamínicos (p = 0,045. Já para o uso de tabaco na vida, as substâncias mais associadas foram a maconha (p = 0,0001, os inalantes (p = 0,0001, os alucinógenos (p = 0,0001 e os anfetamínicos (p = 0,001. CONCLUSÃO: É necessária maior abordagem nos currículos de graduação, especialmente da Psicologia, sobre o consumo de substâncias psicoativas e seus impactos para o indivíduo, a família e a sociedade, bem como a criação de programas preventivos específicos para estudantes universitários.

  8. Special COP 21 - Stakes and actors

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    Chauveau, Loic; Dupain, Julien; Descamps, Olivier; Blosseville, Thomas; Connors, Anne; Canto, Albane; Robischon, Christian; Boedec, Morgan; Tubiana, Fabian; Bomstein, Dominique

    2015-01-01

    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

  9. Private actor accountability on international regimes

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    Wahyudi Purnomo

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs have emerged along with the growing role of corporations in global development. One of the largest forms of PPP today is the UN Global Compact. The UN Global Compact involves of companies, NGOs, IGOs and state governments. All of them are trying to realize globalization with a more humanist face with attention to the protection of human rights, environment, labor standards and anti-corruption. Engaging private actors in global governance, The UN Global Compact raises many issues such as power, authority, and legitimacy. The effort to tackle it all is to increase PPP accountability. This research seeks to describe what efforts can be made to enhance private accountability within the international regime. The research undertaken is a descriptive study, focuses on public-private partnerships in the UN Global Compact regime. The study found that there were two attempts that could be done. First, by involving the stakeholders in the development of procedures, mechanisms, reporting and monitoring associated with trying to improve the company’s reputation. Second, by looking at corporate relations as agent and UN Global Compact as principal in principal-agent relation in the international regime.

  10. Guess Where? Actor-Supervision for Spatiotemporal Action Localization

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    Escorcia, Victor

    2018-04-05

    This paper addresses the problem of spatiotemporal localization of actions in videos. Compared to leading approaches, which all learn to localize based on carefully annotated boxes on training video frames, we adhere to a weakly-supervised solution that only requires a video class label. We introduce an actor-supervised architecture that exploits the inherent compositionality of actions in terms of actor transformations, to localize actions. We make two contributions. First, we propose actor proposals derived from a detector for human and non-human actors intended for images, which is linked over time by Siamese similarity matching to account for actor deformations. Second, we propose an actor-based attention mechanism that enables the localization of the actions from action class labels and actor proposals and is end-to-end trainable. Experiments on three human and non-human action datasets show actor supervision is state-of-the-art for weakly-supervised action localization and is even competitive to some fully-supervised alternatives.

  11. The Political Context for Transnational Actor Soft Power

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    Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø

    2015-01-01

    There is growing awareness and understanding of the role of non-state actors for the smart power of states. However, there is not yet a clear understanding of the impact of the political context and the state for non-state actors and their soft power. We look at American missionary universities...

  12. Guess Where? Actor-Supervision for Spatiotemporal Action Localization

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    Escorcia, Victor; Dao, Cuong D.; Jain, Mihir; Ghanem, Bernard; Snoek, Cees

    2018-01-01

    This paper addresses the problem of spatiotemporal localization of actions in videos. Compared to leading approaches, which all learn to localize based on carefully annotated boxes on training video frames, we adhere to a weakly-supervised solution that only requires a video class label. We introduce an actor-supervised architecture that exploits the inherent compositionality of actions in terms of actor transformations, to localize actions. We make two contributions. First, we propose actor proposals derived from a detector for human and non-human actors intended for images, which is linked over time by Siamese similarity matching to account for actor deformations. Second, we propose an actor-based attention mechanism that enables the localization of the actions from action class labels and actor proposals and is end-to-end trainable. Experiments on three human and non-human action datasets show actor supervision is state-of-the-art for weakly-supervised action localization and is even competitive to some fully-supervised alternatives.

  13. Using social network analysis to understand actor participation and ...

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    Peripheral actors advocate issues of compensation and land grabbing from buffer zone establishment and wetland resources uses for livelihoods, but are unable to influence the central actors's agenda. SNA E-I Index reveals that government organisations are more cohesive and able to form strong ties with donors to ...

  14. Linkage Mechanisms among key Actors in Rice Innovation System ...

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    In assessment of linkage mechanisms among key actors in rice innovation system in southeast Nigeria, actors were classified into six major groups according to their main activity in the system namely research agency, policy personnel, technology transfer agencies, farmers, marketers and consumers. These constituted the ...

  15. Identifying and Mapping Linkages between Actors in the Climate ...

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    Promoting innovations in climate change requires innovation partnerships and linkages and also creating an enabling environment for actors. The paper reviewed available information on the identification and mapping of linkages between actors in the climate change innovation system. The findings showed different ...

  16. The semiotic actor : From signs to socially constructed meaning

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    Helmhout, M.; Jorna, R.J.J.M.; Gazendam, H.W.M.

    A semiotic actor creates, uses and transfers or communicates meaning with the help of signs in order to interact with other actors and society. For a complete understanding of the cognitive and social phenomena related to this process, we state that social science and cognitive science cannot stay

  17. Superkapacitory pro akumulaci energie

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    Kovařík, Jakub

    2017-01-01

    Tato práce se zabývá návrhem DC/DC měniče určeného pro nabíjení superkapacitoru a pro následnou transformaci napětí na požadovanou hodnotu. V textu jsou uvedeny snižující a zvyšující spínaný měnič napětí včetně výpočtu jednotlivých součástek a také schéma měniče, který kombinuje oba dva typy. Pomocí simulačních programů byla ověřena funkce jednotlivých zapojení, které mohou posloužit jako záložní zdroj elektrické energie menšího výkonu. This paper describes the design of DC/DC converters d...

  18. Exploration of a Vision for Actor Database Systems

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    Shah, Vivek

    of these services. Existing popular approaches to building these services either use an in-memory database system or an actor runtime. We observe that these approaches have complementary strengths and weaknesses. In this dissertation, we propose the integration of actor programming models in database systems....... In doing so, we lay down a vision for a new class of systems called actor database systems. To explore this vision, this dissertation crystallizes the notion of an actor database system by defining its feature set in light of current application and hardware trends. In order to explore the viability...... of the outlined vision, a new programming model named Reactors has been designed to enrich classic relational database programming models with logical actor programming constructs. To support the reactor programming model, a high-performance in-memory multi-core OLTP database system named REACTDB has been built...

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

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    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

  20. 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

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    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.

  1. Análise de Rasch aplicada a questionário sobre consumo de tabaco em escolares adolescentes = Rasch analysis applied to a questionnaire on tobacco use among adolescent students

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    Santos, Wendel Mombaque dos

    2014-01-01

    Conclusões: O uso do método de Rasch possibilitou verificar a exposição de cada participante às diferentes condições de exposição ao tabaco, assim como demonstrou que o questionário que avalia a exposição ao tabaco deve tratar cada questão com pesos diferentes

  2. Triangulación teórica en el análisis de la información contable: la gestión del monopolio del tabaco en España (1887-1986

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    Eva María Chamorro Rufián

    2011-12-01

    Nuestro estudio abarca el periodo de la historia del Monopolio de Tabacos español que va desde finales del siglo XIX, concretamente desde 1887, año en que se arrienda la gestión del monopolio a una empresa privada, la CAT, hasta finales del siglo XX, 1986, año que comienza el fin del Monopolio de Tabacos en España.

  3. Tabaco en adolescentes escolares brasileños: asociación con salud mental y contexto familiar

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    Camila Zander Neves

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Objetivo: Estudiar la asociación entre aspectos de la salud mental y el contexto familiar con la experimentación y el consumo de tabaco en jóvenes escolares brasileños. Método: Estudio transversal utilizando datos de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud Escolar de Brasil, que incluyó 109.104 escolares del noveno año de formación fundamental, turno diurno, de escuelas públicas y privadas de los 26 Estados y el Distrito Federal. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo de las variables, análisis bivariado y multivariado, con obtención de odds ratio (OR e intervalo de confianza del 95% (IC95%. Resultados: El 20,9% de los escolares experimentaron el tabaco por lo menos una vez en la vida. Los adolescentes que presentaban sentimientos de soledad más frecuentemente (OR: 2,07; IC95%: 1,98-2,16, dificultad para dormir (OR: 2,37; IC95%: 2,52-2,48 y menor interacción social (OR: 1,27; IC95%: 1,26-1,32 se asociaron más frecuentemente con consumo de tabaco, con independencia del tipo de escuela, el sexo y el color de piel. Los escolares de padres o responsables poco comprensivos (OR: 2,39; IC95%: 2,29-2,49, o que no saben lo que los hijos hacen en su tiempo libre (OR: 1,52; IC95%: 1,46-1,59, se asociaron con consumo frecuente de cigarrillos. Conclusión: Se evidenció una asociación entre la salud mental y el contexto familiar con la experimentación y el uso de tabaco en adolescentes escolarizados brasileños, independientemente del tipo de escuela, sexo y color de piel. Es importante que programas destinados a prevenir y retardar la experimentación y el uso de tabaco en la adolescencia enfaticen en estos hallazgos y se planteen estrategias en ámbitos de salud mental y familiar. Abstract: Objective: To study the association between aspects of mental health and the family context with tobacco experimentation and consumption among Brazilian schoolchildren. Method: A cross-sectional study using data from the National Survey of Schoolchildren

  4. Mortalidade e incapacidade por doenças relacionadas à exposição ao tabaco no Brasil, 1990 a 2015

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    Bruno Piassi de São José

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Introdução: A epidemia global do tabaco já assumiu proporções de pandemia, com cerca de 1,3 bilhão de usuários e 6 milhões de mortes anuais. Objetivo: Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar as tendências de mortalidade por doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica (DPOC e câncer de pulmão, lábios, cavidade oral, faringe e esôfago, no Brasil, entre 1990 e 2015. Métodos: O estudo foi viabilizado mediante parceria entre o Instituto Métricas e Avaliação em Saúde (IHME, da Universidade de Washington, Ministério da Saúde e o grupo técnico GBD Brasil, utilizando análise de estimativas do estudo Carga Global de Doenças 2015. Resultados: As taxas de mortalidade por DPOC caíram, já que, em 1990, foi de 64,5/100.000 habitantes e, em 2015, 44,5, queda de 31%. Para os vários tipos de câncer relacionados ao tabaco, a queda foi em menor proporção do que a verificada para DPOC. A mortalidade por câncer de pulmão permaneceu estável, com taxa de 18,7/100.000 habitantes, em 1990, e 18,3/100.000 habitantes, em 2015. Entre as mulheres, observa-se curva ascendente, com aumento de 20,7%. Discussão: O estudo aponta o tabaco como fator de risco para mortalidade prematura e incapacidades por DPOC e câncer. A importante redução da prevalência do tabaco nas últimas décadas poderia explicar reduções nas tendências de doenças relacionadas com o tabaco. A maior mortalidade por câncer de pulmão em mulheres pode expressar o aumento tardio do tabagismo nesse sexo. Conclusão: Ações nacionais nas últimas décadas têm tido grande efeito na diminuição da mortalidade de doenças relacionadas ao tabaco, mas ainda há grandes desafios, principalmente quando se trata de mulheres e jovens.

  5. proBAMconvert: A Conversion Tool for proBAM/proBed.

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    Olexiouk, Volodimir; Menschaert, Gerben

    2017-07-07

    The introduction of new standard formats, proBAM and proBed, improves the integration of genomics and proteomics information, thus aiding proteogenomics applications. These novel formats enable peptide spectrum matches (PSM) to be stored, inspected, and analyzed within the context of the genome. However, an easy-to-use and transparent tool to convert mass spectrometry identification files to these new formats is indispensable. proBAMconvert enables the conversion of common identification file formats (mzIdentML, mzTab, and pepXML) to proBAM/proBed using an intuitive interface. Furthermore, ProBAMconvert enables information to be output both at the PSM and peptide levels and has a command line interface next to the graphical user interface. Detailed documentation and a completely worked-out tutorial is available at http://probam.biobix.be .

  6. A false dichotomy? Mental illness and lone-actor terrorism.

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    Corner, Emily; Gill, Paul

    2015-02-01

    We test whether significant differences in mental illness exist in a matched sample of lone- and group-based terrorists. We then test whether there are distinct behavioral differences between lone-actor terrorists with and without mental illness. We then stratify our sample across a range of diagnoses and again test whether significant differences exist. We conduct a series of bivariate, multivariate, and multinomial statistical tests using a unique dataset of 119 lone-actor terrorists and a matched sample of group-based terrorists. The odds of a lone-actor terrorist having a mental illness is 13.49 times higher than the odds of a group actor having a mental illness. Lone actors who were mentally ill were 18.07 times more likely to have a spouse or partner who was involved in a wider movement than those without a history of mental illness. Those with a mental illness were more likely to have a proximate upcoming life change, more likely to have been a recent victim of prejudice, and experienced proximate and chronic stress. The results identify behaviors and traits that security agencies can utilize to monitor and prevent lone-actor terrorism events. The correlated behaviors provide an image of how risk can crystalize within the individual offender and that our understanding of lone-actor terrorism should be multivariate in nature.

  7. Using attractiveness model for actors ranking in social media networks.

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    Qasem, Ziyaad; Jansen, Marc; Hecking, Tobias; Hoppe, H Ulrich

    2017-01-01

    Influential actors detection in social media such as Twitter or Facebook can play a major role in gathering opinions on particular topics, improving the marketing efficiency, predicting the trends, etc. This work aims to extend our formally defined T measure to present a new measure aiming to recognize the actor's influence by the strength of attracting new important actors into a networked community. Therefore, we propose a model of the actor's influence based on the attractiveness of the actor in relation to the number of other attractors with whom he/she has established connections over time. Using an empirically collected social network for the underlying graph, we have applied the above-mentioned measure of influence in order to determine optimal seeds in a simulation of influence maximization. We study our extended measure in the context of information diffusion because this measure is based on a model of actors who attract others to be active members in a community. This corresponds to the idea of the IC simulation model which is used to identify the most important spreaders in a set of actors.

  8. Using actor-network theory to study an educational situation: an ...

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    Actor-network theory allows a researcher to analyse a complex social setting involving both human and non-human actors. An actor network can be used to model a dynamic and complex set of relationships between these actors. This article describes actor-network theory and shows how it was applied to study and model ...

  9. Think about and intervene in the territory through the Actor Network Theory Pensar e intervenir el territorio a traves de la Teoria del Actor-Red

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    Juan E. Cabrera

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to think about the similarities between the ways of seeing the territory as a network, some theoretical positions about the territory concept and actor network theory.
    After focusing on proposing a way of understanding the relationships between actors when they will intervene in the territory through the public policies and territorial planning, i ll try to apply the ANT model of public policy management through the guidance of ANT El propósito de este artículo es reflexionar sobre las coincidencias entre la forma de ver el territorio como red, algunas posturas teóricas sobre su concepto y la teoría del actor-red.
    Sobre lo anterior se centra en proponer una forma de entender las relaciones entre actores cuando se va a intervenir el territorio a través de políticas públicas como la planificación utilizando un modelo de gestión territorial a través de las orientaciones de la TAR.   

  10. Trail-Based Search for Efficient Event Report to Mobile Actors in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks.

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    Xu, Zhezhuang; Liu, Guanglun; Yan, Haotian; Cheng, Bin; Lin, Feilong

    2017-10-27

    In wireless sensor and actor networks, when an event is detected, the sensor node needs to transmit an event report to inform the actor. Since the actor moves in the network to execute missions, its location is always unavailable to the sensor nodes. A popular solution is the search strategy that can forward the data to a node without its location information. However, most existing works have not considered the mobility of the node, and thus generate significant energy consumption or transmission delay. In this paper, we propose the trail-based search (TS) strategy that takes advantage of actor's mobility to improve the search efficiency. The main idea of TS is that, when the actor moves in the network, it can leave its trail composed of continuous footprints. The search packet with the event report is transmitted in the network to search the actor or its footprints. Once an effective footprint is discovered, the packet will be forwarded along the trail until it is received by the actor. Moreover, we derive the condition to guarantee the trail connectivity, and propose the redundancy reduction scheme based on TS (TS-R) to reduce nontrivial transmission redundancy that is generated by the trail. The theoretical and numerical analysis is provided to prove the efficiency of TS. Compared with the well-known expanding ring search (ERS), TS significantly reduces the energy consumption and search delay.

  11. ESPACIADO ENTRE PLANTAS Y NÚMERO DE HOJAS EN EL TABACO NEGRO TAPADO. I. EFECTO EN EL CRECIMIENTO Y DESARROLLO

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    Juan M. Hernández Martínez; Yarilis León González; Betty Hernández García

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    El estudio se realizó en la Estación Experimental del Tabaco "San Juan y Martínez" provincia Pinar del Río, con el objetivo de determinar la influencia de diferentes espaciados entre plantas y el número de hojas en el crecimiento y desarrollo del tabaco negro variedad “Corojo-2006” bajo tela. Se utilizó un diseño experimental de bloques al azar con cuatro réplicas y dieciséis tratamientos producto de la combinación de cuatro espaciados entre plantas (0,30; 0,35; 0,40 y 0,45 m) y cuatr...

  12. 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

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    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

  13. Tendencias del consumo de tabaco entre alumnos de nuevo ingreso a la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1989 a 1998

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    Valdés-Salgado Raydel

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir el consumo de tabaco entre estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (unam durante 1989 a 1998. Material y métodos. Es un estudio de series de tiempo, hecho en el año 2000, en el cual se analiza una cohorte. Se calculó la prevalencia de consumo entre 103 582 alumnos de 14 a 25 años, de nuevo ingreso a la UNAM y las prevalencias específicas por edad y sexo, así como la prevalencia de fumadores de 11 o más cigarros diarios. Se identificó a los mismos estudiantes en los dos momentos y se estimó la incidencia acumulada de consumo de tabaco durante el periodo de educación media superior. Se aplicó la prueba ji cuadrado de tendencias y se construyó un modelo de regresión logística para obtener razones de momios de prevalencia. Resultados. Se observó un aumento en la prevalencia de consumo de tabaco. Particularmente se ha incrementado el consumo en las edades menores de 18 años y entre las mujeres, lo anterior es más evidente a partir de 1993. Los estudiantes de mejor situación económica muestran una mayor incidencia de inicio del consumo. Durante los años de enseñanza media superior, en general, la incidencia de inicio del consumo es de 12% para las mujeres y de 19% para los varones. A mayor edad, ser varón y al final del periodo la probabilidad de fumar aumenta. Conclusiones. En la última década se observa una tendencia ascendente en el consumo de tabaco entre estudiantes. Es necesario instrumentar campañas antitabaco.

  14. Signos Vitales de los CDC–El cáncer y el consumo de tabaco (Cancer and Tobacco Use)

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    Este podcast se basa en la edición de noviembre del 2016 del informe Signos Vitales de los CDC. Hay una larga lista de cánceres vinculados al consumo de tabaco, que es la principal causa prevenible de cáncer y de muertes por cáncer. Infórmese más aquí.

  15. Towards Feature Selection in Actor-Critic Algorithms

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    Rohanimanesh, Khashayar; Roy, Nicholas; Tedrake, Russ

    2007-01-01

    .... They demonstrate that two popular representations for value methods -- the barycentric interpolators and the graph Laplacian proto-value functions -- can be used to represent the actor so as to satisfy these conditions...

  16. Research on virtual actor action editing and movement control

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    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.

  17. Actors with Multi-Headed Message Receive Patterns

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

    2008-01-01

    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......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...... 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 have...

  18. Soft Power in Central Asia: Actors and Its Activities

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    Full Text Available Article considers theoretical aspects of soft power concept and its use by various actors in Central Asia. It is noted that scholars as well as practitioners are paying insufficient attention to such key concepts position J. Nye, as an attraction. As a result the efficiency of the use of soft power is significantly reduced. It also shows that the attractiveness is not a universal characteristic. For this reason, attractiveness and hence soft power of different actors are different and aimed at different segments of the population. These differences lead to competition of actors, but they do not reduce interaction in the region to zero-sum game. Specific forms and directions of the soft power of Russia, the U.S., the EU and China in Central Asia are discussed. The article emphasizes that the Central Asian states are not just recipients of soft power of external actors, but also themselves form behavioral strategies that are attractive to others.

  19. REPUTATIONAL CAPITAL OF POLITICAL ACTORS AS PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

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    Full Text Available The author examines the reputational characteristics of the formation of political actors at the expense of the state budget, the specificity of the mechanism of implementation of government procurement and modern Russian practice.

  20. Understanding Obstacles to Peace: Actors, Interests, and Strategies ...

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    Feb 24, 2011 ... Understanding Obstacles to Peace: Actors, Interests, and Strategies in Africa's ... The case studies all employ methods of “thick description” process tracing ... Addressing Africa's unmet need for family planning by intensifying ...

  1. Transnational Diaspora and Civil Society Actors Driving MNE Internationalisation

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    Rana, Mohammad Bakhtiar; Elo, Maria

    2016-01-01

    Multinational enterprises (MNEs) are viewed as proactive global economic actors that enter new and emerging markets with intentional strategies, building on their inherent resources and firm-specific advantages. However, an international joint venture involves numerous actors in the market entry...... and civil society actors. It provides evidence of the reactive internationalisation of an MNE, showing how the transnational diaspora drove the MNE’s internationalisation and how a civil society actor, in conjunction with a diaspora member, facilitated the creation of an international joint venture (IJV...... and organisational capability base for this process, which would not have happened without their market-driving and enabling influence. The findings illustrate the central role of transnational diaspora entrepreneurship and the related innovation, motivation, contextual intelligence, networking and funding...

  2. Elegant Coercion and Iran: Beyond the Unitary Actor Model

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    Moss, J. C

    2005-01-01

    .... At its core, then, coercion is about state decision-making. Most theories of coercion describe states as if they were unitary actors whose decision-making results from purely rational cost-benefit calculations...

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    Interface Between Research, Development and Local Actors in Enhancing ... Open Access DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ... Environmental sustainability is a key area of focus in academic and development circles mainly because of the role that the ...

  4. Resenha: Power, Interdependence and Nonstate Actors in World Politics

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    Katiuscia Moreno Galhera Espósito

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    Full Text Available Resenha do livro: Moravcsik, Andrew; Milner, Helen V. (org.. Power, Interdependence and Nonstate Actors in World Politics. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-691-14027-8

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

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    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.

  6. Innovation barriers originating from the differing logics of network actors:

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    Aarikka-Stenroos, Leena; Alaranta, Mar

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    The recent IMP and innovation network research has highlighted that diverse aspects of actors' heterogeneity such as differing goals, knowledge bases, capabilities and competences, perceptions, power, position, and culture play a role in the development of collaborative innovation....../organization, inter-organizational and ecosystem levels. Our results advance knowledge on the diversity of barriers in collaborative innovation and commercializing science and how they relate to the different actors: a body of knowledge that is increasingly discussed among IMP stream....

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

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    Weber, Michael

    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...

  8. Logistics Performance of Actors in the Wine Supply Chain

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    Chandes , Jerôme; Estampe , Dominique

    2003-01-01

    International audience; In an environment marked by ever-greater international competition, wine sector companies have been seriously questioning the structure of their entire logistics chain. This is due to the emergence of new actors (i.e., large retailers); the diversification of service providers' product offers; and the different rapprochements between actors in this branch. These are all signals that have caused companies to question their logistics strategies as shown in the ISLI survey.

  9. Actor roles in transition: Insights from sociological perspectives

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    Wittmayer, Julia; Avelino, Flor; van Steenbergen, F.; Loorbach, Derk

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    textabstractTo date, the field of transition research lacks a suitable vocabulary to analyse the (changing) interactions and relations of actors as part of a sustainability transition. This article addresses this knowledge gap by exploring the potential of the concept of 'roles' from social interaction research. The role concept is operationalized for transition research to allow the analysis of (changing) roles and relations between actor roles as indicative of changes in the social fabric a...

  10. Alcaldes mayores y subdelegados frente a la siembra clandestina de tabaco: Papantla, 1765-1806 Alcaldes Mayores and Subdelegados coping with Tobacco Clandestine Sowing: Papantla, 1765-1806

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    Georgina Moreno Coello

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objeto explorar las estrategias que permitieron la persistencia de la siembra clandestina de tabaco en Nueva España, en particular en la región de Papantla. Analizar las relaciones entre los alcaldes mayores, subdelegados y empleados del monopolio del tabaco, enfatizando la protección informal de la que gozó el cultivo ilegal de parte de las autoridades provinciales y examinar cuál pudo ser el destino del ahorro, así como de las ganancias obtenidas del tabaco ilegal, particularmente en el financiamiento de actividades comerciales y crediticias que llevaban a cabo alcaldes mayores y subdelegados, especialmente en el repartimiento de mercancías.This paper explores the strategies that allowed for a persistent clandestine tobacco sowing in New Spain, mainly in the region of Papantla. It analyzes the relationship between alcaldes mayores, subdelegados and employees of the tobacco monopoly, emphasizing the informal protection given to illegal sowings by provincial authorities. It also examines the potential allocation of savings and profits from illegal tobacco, mainly in the financing of commercial activities undertaken by alcaldes mayores and subdelegados, particularly for the repartimiento.

  11. Análisis de la campaña publicitaria de la marca de tabaco Fortuna durante el bienio 1999-2000

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    Sarría-Santamera Antonio

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available La mayor parte de la publicidad que sobre tabaco se emite actualmente en España va dirigida a la población joven. Esta publicidad resulta particularmente atractiva para este colectivo, al que se trata de llegar desde frentes muy diversos. En el presente trabajo se analizan las distintas actividades incluidas en la campaña publicitaria realizada por Fortuna (perteneciente a Tabacalera, SA y líder de ventas del sector en España durante los años 1999 y 2000. El análisis de dicha publicidad permite concluir que la estrategia de Fortuna es presentar el tabaco como intrínsecamente unido con una serie de valores positivos atractivos a la juventud. Tanto la promoción indirecta de los productos de Fortuna como los anuncios de la marca intentan crear la imagen de que el tabaco simboliza los valores más apreciados por los jóvenes. La legislación al respecto debería adaptarse a esta realidad, a fin de controlar de manera más precisa los mensajes publicitarios que, como los de Fortuna, se dirigen a la población.

  12. ANÁLISIS DE LA CAMPAÑA PUBLICITARIA DE LA MARCA DE TABACO FORTUNA DURANTE EL BIENIO 1999-2000

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    Antonio Sarría Santamera

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available La mayor parte de la publicidad que sobre tabaco se emite actualmente en España va dirigida a la población joven. Esta publicidad resulta particularmente atractiva para este colectivo, al que se trata de llegar desde frentes muy diversos. En el presente trabajo se analizan las distintas actividades incluidas en la campaña publicitaria realizada por Fortuna (perteneciente a Tabacalera, SA y líder de ventas del sector en España durante los años 1999 y 2000. El análisis de dicha publicidad permite concluir que la estrategia de Fortuna es presentar el tabaco como intrínsecamente unido con una serie de valores positivos atractivos a la juventud. Tanto la promoción indirecta de los productos de Fortuna como los anuncios de la marca intentan crear la imagen de que el tabaco simboliza los valores más apreciados por los jóvenes. La legislación al respecto debería adaptarse a esta realidad, a fin de controlar de manera más precisa los mensajes publicitarios que, como los de Fortuna, se dirigen a la población.

  13. Sobre la constitucionalidad de la regulación del tabaco en México On the constitutionality of tobacco regulation in Mexico

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    Alejandro Madrazo Lajous

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Conforme ha avanzado la regulación del tabaco en México, el debate público sobre el tema se ha constitucionalizado. El presente ensayo pretende aportar elementos para participar en dicho debate de forma informada. En un primer momento, se exploran los fundamentos constitucionales de la regulación del tabaco en México. Luego, se analizan una a una las principales imputaciones de inconstitucionalidad que se han planteado a fin de cuestionar la validez de la reciente actividad legislativa en materia de regulación del tabaco, concluyendo que ninguna de ellas se sostiene.As tobacco control legislation gains ground, public debate on the matter has come to be cast in constitutional terms. The present essay aims to provide information so as to participate in the debate in an informed manner. First, it explores the constitutional grounding for tobacco control. Then it analizes, one by one, the key arguments put forth to challenge the constitutionality ot tobacco control legislation, reaching the conclusion that none of the challenges holds water.

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

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    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.

  15. LEGISLACIÓN SOBRE EL CONSUMO DE TABACO EN EL ÁMBITO LABORAL Y EN LOS ESPACIOS PÚBLICOS DE LA UNIÓN EUROPEA

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    Pascal Mélihan-Cheinin

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, realizado a partir de contactos con referentes en las autoridades sanitarias complementados con otros informadores clave y la consulta del Repertorio Internacional de Legislación Sanitaria, se describen las características actuales de la legislación sobre el consumo de tabaco en el lugar de trabajo de los 15 Estados miembros de la Unión Europea (UE, así como de otros países europeos como Hungría, Islandia, Noruega, Polonia, Rumania y Suiza. Se revisan también los procesos judiciales que se han producido en base a esta legislación en relación al consumo de tabaco en el ámbito laboral en estos países. La legislación es una parte crucial de toda estrategia de control del tabaquismo. Sin ella, ninguna acción contra la exposición al aire contaminado por el humo de tabaco será eficaz. Sin embargo, una ley en sí misma no es suficiente y sólo será eficaz si recibe el apoyo de la opinión pública.

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

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    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.

  17. Pro Forma Registration of Companies

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    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 brass plate is not sufficient. The article provides reasons for the differential treatment of the two contexts and clarifies the difference on the basis of the Hubbard criterion, in which it was ruled that the effectiveness of Community law cannot vary according to the various branches of national law....

  18. Trail-Based Search for Efficient Event Report to Mobile Actors in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks †

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    Xu, Zhezhuang; Liu, Guanglun; Yan, Haotian; Cheng, Bin; Lin, Feilong

    2017-01-01

    In wireless sensor and actor networks, when an event is detected, the sensor node needs to transmit an event report to inform the actor. Since the actor moves in the network to execute missions, its location is always unavailable to the sensor nodes. A popular solution is the search strategy that can forward the data to a node without its location information. However, most existing works have not considered the mobility of the node, and thus generate significant energy consumption or transmission delay. In this paper, we propose the trail-based search (TS) strategy that takes advantage of actor’s mobility to improve the search efficiency. The main idea of TS is that, when the actor moves in the network, it can leave its trail composed of continuous footprints. The search packet with the event report is transmitted in the network to search the actor or its footprints. Once an effective footprint is discovered, the packet will be forwarded along the trail until it is received by the actor. Moreover, we derive the condition to guarantee the trail connectivity, and propose the redundancy reduction scheme based on TS (TS-R) to reduce nontrivial transmission redundancy that is generated by the trail. The theoretical and numerical analysis is provided to prove the efficiency of TS. Compared with the well-known expanding ring search (ERS), TS significantly reduces the energy consumption and search delay. PMID:29077017

  19. Prácticas de consumo de tabaco y otras drogas en estudiantes de ciencias de la salud de una universidad privada de Lima, Perú

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    Margot Zárate

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: identificar prácticas de consumo de tabaco y otras drogas en estudiantes de pregrado de ciencias de la salud. Metodología: estudio descriptivo transversal mediante encuesta autoaplicada en 2.074 estudiantes de 9 carreras de salud de una universidad privada de Lima - Perú. Resultados: la prevalencia de vida (PV y el uso actual de tabaco fueron: 81.9% y 38.7%. El 15.6% de los estudiantes fumadores actuales, fuma o sintió ganas de fumar al despertar en la mañana. El 45.3% consume tabaco desde los 16 años, 25% fumó por primera vez en una fiesta y 45.8% sigue fumando en eventos sociales. En la última semana, 68.5% se expuso al humo ambiental de tabaco fuera del hogar. Existe una significativa asociación entre el hábito de fumar de padres, hermanos y amigos y el hecho de ser fumador o no fumador. La PV de alcohol: 94.3%, marihuana: 16.7%, pasta básica de cocaína: 7.5% y cocaína HCl: 7.6%. Conclusiones: se encontró una elevada PV de tabaco y otras drogas en los estudiantes. Edad de inicio: la adolescencia. Elevada exposición ambiental al tabaco fuera del hogar. Asociación entre consumo de tabaco en los padres y condición de fumador de los estudiantes.Objectives: to identify tobacco and other drugs use among Health Sciences undergraduates. Methodology and Materials: a descriptive self administered cross sectional survey about 2.074 private students in 9 health careers in Lima. Results and Discussion: the life prevalence (PV and current tobacco use were 82.0% and 38.7%. Smoking or the desire of smoking was the first thing in the morning for 15.6% of the students. Since 16 years of age 43.8% of them smoke tobacco. Twenty five per cent of them smoked for the first time at a party and 45.8% still smoke at social events. Exposition to environmental smoke outside home was experienced by 68.5%. There was significant association between the smoking habits of parents, brothers and friends and the fact of being smoker or non smoker

  20. The Grand Strategy of Nonstate Actors: Theory and Implications

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    Garrett Pierman

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This article addresses the Realist assumption that only actors that are states can be considered to have a strategic culture. The primary issue raised is the question of the ability of non-state actors to have a strategic culture. Al-Qaida is used as a theoretical case study. Ultimately this article rejects the idea of territoriality in strategic culture formulation and calls for academics and policymakers alike to adopt a broader conception of actors on the international, stage. This broader conception of actors would necessitate rich case studies to be done in the future in order to seek an understanding of the strategic culture of the non-state actors which academics and policymakers must deal with in the modern security environment. In particular, the article finds that the assumptions held about al-Qaida thus far are wrong and, in reality, the group has ambitions that are cosmic in nature, which will necessitate change in the strategies used to fight against terrorism.

  1. El consumo de alcohol, tabaco y otras drogas, como parte del estilo de vida de jóvenes universitarios

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    Isabel Cristina Salazar Torres

    2004-01-01

    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.

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

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    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.

  3. Prevalencia del consumo de tabaco en pacientes en tratamiento renal sustitutivo: dependencia y actitudes ante el abandono

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    Marta García Pascual

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia del consumo de tabaco en pacientes en diálisis, el grado de dependencia y la predisposición para dejar de fumar. Material y Método: Se incluyeron un total de 157 pacientes en diálisis peritoneal y hemodiálisis. Se realizó un registro a cada uno de los pacientes, con datos relacionados con su historia médica y tratamiento. Se identificó la situación actual en relación al consumo, y se administró una batería de cuestionarios. Resultados: La prevalencia de exfumadores fue de 42.04% y la de fumadores activos del 15.28%. Presentando la mayor parte de ellos un consumo diario moderado y un grado de dependencia leve en el 70.8% de los casos. Conclusion: Más de la mitad de los fumadores activos en nuestra población se encuentran motivados y preparados para el abandono, por lo que se recomienda establecer medidas facilitadoras promuevan el abandono.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

  6. Engaging Actors in Co-Designing Heterogeneous Innovations

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

    2011-01-01

    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...... 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....... 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...

  7. Burst Diplomacy The Diplomacies of Foreign Policy: Actors and Methods

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    Guillaume Devin

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Approaches to diplomacy tend to be restrictive because of an exclusively interstate insight. Indeed, historically, the state monopoly over diplomacy has always been challenged by private actors. Today, it is defied both from the inside because of growing public fragmentation (every ministry tends to lead its own foreign policy; subnational authorities develop their diplomatic relations and from the outside (the business sector and civil society play a growing role on the international scene. This proliferation of actors has transformed diplomatic methods. Beyond the binary division between “old diplomacy” – bilateral, secret and resident – and “new diplomacy” – multilateral, public and itinerant – this article shows that diplomacy has to adapt to number and complexity. Therefore a more global conception need now be considered. Diplomacy today is a system of multiple actors using diverse methods in order to coordinate positions of common interest in a competitive and sometimes hostile environment.

  8. The Eu as a strategic global policy actor

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    Chatzopoulou, Sevasti; Ansell, Christopher

    that shapes and is being shaped by the EU strategic choices. This process is facilitated by the existing EU institutions and structures, the administrative and technical expertise capacity when it responds to the internal and external challenges (environment, sustainable development climate and circular......This article aims to complement the existing literature on the EU as a global actor and demonstrates that the EU’s entrepreneurship on policy, ideas and knowledge production contributes to the evolution of the EU as a strategic global policy actor. While the number of significant studies on the EU...... as a global actor proliferated the last decades, these studies concentrate on the EU’s role in a fragmented manner, focusing either on specific normative or more economic and trade issues, and thus often competing between themselves. This article acknowledges these contributions and aims to take them further...

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

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    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.

  10. EU–Hamas actors in a state of permanent liminality

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    Pace, Michelle; Pallister-Wilkins, Polly

    2018-01-01

    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, their relations with each other and, on the other hand, their relations of ‘self’. Exploring the procedural relations of the EU and Hamas, it argues for the necessity of recognising...... liminal categories in IR theory and practice, while, at the same time, it highlights the limits of such in-between categories in a world order still structured around the state....

  11. Balancing influence between actors in healthcare decision making.

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    Kaplan, Robert M; Babad, Yair M

    2011-04-19

    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. 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. 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 improved transparency of all aspects of medical decision

  12. Social movements and the construction of crisis actors

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    Bourne, Angela; Chatzopoulou, Sevasti

    2015-01-01

    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......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...... may contribute to the construction of the EU as a crisis actor and through deliberative processes define the roles and identities of such actors....

  13. Private actors, global health and learning the lessons of history.

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    Youde, Jeremy

    2016-01-01

    Private business and philanthropic organizations have played a prominent role in the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the support of global health governance more broadly. While this involvement may appear to be novel or unprecedented, this article argues that this active role for private actors and philanthropies actually mirrors the historical experience of cross-border health governance in the first half of the twentieth century. By examining the experiences, roles and criticisms of the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Division and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, it is possible to identify potential opportunities for better cooperation between public and private actors in global health governance.

  14. Learning to Run with Actor-Critic Ensemble

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    Huang, Zhewei; Zhou, Shuchang; Zhuang, BoEr; Zhou, Xinyu

    2017-01-01

    We introduce an Actor-Critic Ensemble(ACE) method for improving the performance of Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient(DDPG) algorithm. At inference time, our method uses a critic ensemble to select the best action from proposals of multiple actors running in parallel. By having a larger candidate set, our method can avoid actions that have fatal consequences, while staying deterministic. Using ACE, we have won the 2nd place in NIPS'17 Learning to Run competition, under the name of "Megvii-hzw...

  15. Pro Kapital sihib ida suunas / Raigo Neudorf

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    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

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    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

  17. Pro asynchronous programming with .NET

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    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

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

  20. DIP (pneumonia intersticial descamativa: como quadro do pulmão do tabaco – apresentação de um caso

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    Vítor Sousa

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: A DIP (pneumonia intersticial descamativa é uma doença pulmonar intersticial caracterizada pela acumulação difusa e uniforme de macrófagos alveolares. Há forte associação com o tabaco sendo que 90% dos doentes são fumadores. As doenças relacionadas com o tabaco no pulmão são diversas e incluem os tumores, enfisema, bronquite crónica, RBILD (bronquiolite respiratória associada a doença pulmonar intersticial, DIP e histiocitose de células de Langerhans. Os autores apresentam um caso de DIP. É realizada breve revisão teórica e discussão do caso à luz da sua associação com o tabaco.REV PORT PNEUMOL 2004; X (5: 431-435 ABSTRACT: DIP (Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonia is an interstitial lung disease with diffuse and uniform accumulation of alveolar macrophages. There is a strong association with tobacco since 90% of the patients are smokers. The interstitial lung diseases related to tobacco are diverse and include tumours, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, RBILD (Respiratory Bronchilites associated Interstitial Lung Disease, DIP and Langerhans Cell Histiocitosis. The authors present a case of DIP. A brief theorycal revision and discussion of a case is made facing the association with tobacco.REV PORT PNEUMOL 2004; X (5:431-435 Palavras-chave: Pulmão, pneumonia intersticial descamativa, DIP, interstício, Key-words: Lung, desquamative interstitial pneumonia, DIP, interstitium

  1. A caracterização dos agricultores familiares que cultivam tabaco no Território Centro-Sul/RS

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    Décio Souza Cotrim

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available O cultivo de tabaco no Brasil está centrado na Região Sul e em sua ampla maioria assentado na categoria da Agricultura Familiar. Esse fato traz um conjunto de características típicas desse grupo social que ao mesmo tempo os diferencia e os aproxima. O presente artigo tem como objetivo apresentar e analisar algumas dessas características focando em agricultores do território Centro-Sul do Rio Grande do Sul - RS. O método utilizado foi a construção e análise de um banco de dados baseado em entrevistas primárias realizadas pela equipe de profissionais da extensão rural. Como resultado, foi possível constatar que esses agricultores, em sua maioria, possuem uma educação formal no nível fundamental, sendo que o ensino superior e técnico não se configura como uma realidade atual. Eles estão envolvidos com o cultivo do tabaco entre 20 a 30 anos, o que produz um alto grau de conhecimento sobre o tema e um grupo de estruturas dentro da propriedade. Eles plantam, em média, trinta mil pés de fumo por safra, mas muitos utilizam a estratégia de ampliação dessa área cultivada voltando a comercialização para o mercado de “atravessadores”. As famílias apresentaram de alta a altíssima dependência econômica do tabaco, porém 65% demonstraram interesse em sair da atividade.

  2. Carga de enfermedad atribuible al uso de tabaco en Argentina y potencial impacto del aumento de precio a través de impuestos

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    Andrea Alcaraz

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo Evaluar la carga de enfermedad asociada al consumo de tabaco en Argentina y estimar el impacto sanitario y económico de aumentos de precio en los cigarrillos a través de impuestos. Métodos Se utilizó un modelo de microsimulación para cuantificar el impacto en la mortalidad, calidad de vida y costos atribuibles al tabaquismo por enfermedad cardiovascular, cerebrovascular y pulmonar obstructiva crónica, neumonía y diez neoplasias. Se modeló el efecto de diferentes escenarios de aumento de precio en el consumo de tabaco y su impacto en los ámbitos sanitario y económico. Resultados En Argentina, se pueden atribuir 44 851 muertes, 20 620 diagnósticos de cáncer, 14 405 accidentes cerebrovasculares y 68 100 hospitalizaciones por enfermedad cardiovascular por año al tabaquismo. Cada año se pierden 998 881 años de vida por muerte prematura y discapacidad. El costo de tratar los problemas de salud atribuibles asciende a 33 mil millones de pesos argentinos (ARS. Los impuestos al tabaco llegan a cubrir solo 67,3% del gasto. Si Argentina aumentara el precio de los cigarrillos en 50%, en los próximos 10 años se podrían evitar 25 557 muertes, 42 560 eventos cardiovasculares y 11 222 cánceres y se obtendría un beneficio económico de 122 mil millones de ARS por ahorro de costos sanitarios y aumento de la recaudación impositiva (1 USD = 8,8096 ARS. Conclusiones La carga de enfermedad y el costo para el sistema de salud atribuibles al tabaquismo son muy elevados en Argentina. Un aumento de los impuestos al cigarrillo podría tener importantes beneficios sanitarios y económicos.

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

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    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

  4. Living Labs as boundary-spanners between Triple Helix actors

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    van Geenhuizen, M.S.

    2016-01-01

    Living labs are an increasingly popular methodology to enhance innovation. Living labs aim to span boundaries between different organizations, among others Triple helix actors, by acting as a network organization typically in a real-life environment to foster co-creation by user-groups. This paper

  5. Of International Actors, Nodal Governance and the African Peer ...

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    Based on the recent political unrest in Kenya, I argue that one way in which the. African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) can improve governance in Africa and indeed see through the implementation of its review recommendations is to form networks with other international actors. These networks will be constituted by ...

  6. Effects of Actor-Network Theory in Accounting Research

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    Justesen, Lise Nederland; Mouritsen, Jan

    2011-01-01

    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...

  7. Hugh Grant's Image Restoration Discourse: An Actor Apologizes.

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    Benoit, William L.

    1997-01-01

    Examines the strategies used by actor Hugh Grant (in his appearances on talk shows) to help restore his reputation after he was arrested for lewd behavior with a prostitute. Uses this case as a springboard to contrast entertainment image repair with political and corporate image repair, arguing that important situational differences can be…

  8. Actor/Actant-Network Theory as Emerging Methodology for ...

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    This paper deliberates on actor/actant-network theory (AANT) as methodology for policy research in environmental education (EE). Insights are drawn from work that applied AANT to research environmental policy processes surrounding the formulation and implementation of South Africa's Plastic Bags Regulations of 2003.

  9. Stochastic actor-oriented models for network change

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    Snijders, T.A.B.

    1996-01-01

    A class of models is proposed for longitudinal network data. These models are along the lines of methodological individualism: actors use heuristics to try to achieve their individual goals, subject to constraints. The current network structure is among these constraints. The models are continuous

  10. ACToR Chemical Structure processing using Open Source ...

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    ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource) is a centralized database repository developed by the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Free and open source tools were used to compile toxicity data from over 1,950 public sources. ACToR contains chemical structure information and toxicological data for over 558,000 unique chemicals. The database primarily includes data from NCCT research programs, in vivo toxicity data from ToxRef, human exposure data from ExpoCast, high-throughput screening data from ToxCast and high quality chemical structure information from the EPA DSSTox program. The DSSTox database is a chemical structure inventory for the NCCT programs and currently has about 16,000 unique structures. Included are also data from PubChem, ChemSpider, USDA, FDA, NIH and several other public data sources. ACToR has been a resource to various international and national research groups. Most of our recent efforts on ACToR are focused on improving the structural identifiers and Physico-Chemical properties of the chemicals in the database. Organizing this huge collection of data and improving the chemical structure quality of the database has posed some major challenges. Workflows have been developed to process structures, calculate chemical properties and identify relationships between CAS numbers. The Structure processing workflow integrates web services (PubChem and NIH NCI Cactus) to d

  11. The Plurilingual Social Actor. Language, Citizenship and Education

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    Coste, Daniel; Simon, Diana-Lee

    2009-01-01

    The paper critically discusses key theoretical concepts and definitions attached to the notion of a "plurilingual social actor", and assesses their impact and implications for European language policies and for the development of plurilingualism and citizenship in schools. (Contains 11 notes.)

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

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    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...

  13. Actor roles in transition: Insights from sociological perspectives

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    J.M. Wittmayer (Julia); F. Avelino (Flor); F. van Steenbergen; D.A. Loorbach (Derk)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractTo date, the field of transition research lacks a suitable vocabulary to analyse the (changing) interactions and relations of actors as part of a sustainability transition. This article addresses this knowledge gap by exploring the potential of the concept of 'roles' from social

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

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    Elle, Morten; Darnmann, Sven; Lentsch, Justus

    2010-01-01

    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...

  15. Development of the TabacoQuest app for computerization of data collection on smoking in psychiatric nursing.

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    Oliveira, Renata Marques de; Duarte, Alexandre Freitas; Alves, Domingos; Furegato, Antonia Regina Ferreira

    2016-08-29

    to develop a mobile app for research on the use of tobacco among psychiatric patients and the general population. applied research with the technological development of an app for data collection on an Android tablet. For its development, we considered three criteria: data security, benefits for participants and optimization of the time of researchers. We performed tests with twenty fictitious participants and a final test with six pilots. the app collects data, stores them in the database of the tablet and export then to an Excel spreadsheet. calculator, stopwatch, offline operation, branching logic, field validation and automatic tabulation. the app prevents human error, increases the quality of the data by validating them during the interview, allows the performing of automatic tabulation and makes the interviews less tiring. Its success may encourage the use of this and other computational resources by nurses as a research tool. desenvolver aplicativo mobile para pesquisa sobre o uso de tabaco entre pacientes psiquiátricos e a população geral. pesquisa aplicada com o desenvolvimento tecnológico de um aplicativo para coleta de dados em tablet Android. Para seu desenvolvimento, consideraram-se três critérios: segurança dos dados, benefícios para os participantes e otimização do tempo dos pesquisadores. Testes com 20 participantes fictícios e teste final com seis pilotos. o aplicativo coleta os dados, armazena-os no banco de dados do tablet e os exporta para planilha Excel. Recursos: calculadora; cronômetro; funcionamento off-line, lógica de ramificação, validação de campos e tabulação automática. o aplicativo previne erros humanos e aumenta a qualidade dos dados ao validá-los durante a entrevista, permite realizar tabulação automática e torna as entrevistas menos cansativas. Seu sucesso poderá incentivar o uso desse e outros recursos computacionais pelos enfermeiros, como ferramenta de pesquisa. desarrollar aplicativo móvil para hacer

  16. Signos Vitales de los CDC–El cáncer y el consumo de tabaco (Cancer and Tobacco Use)

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    Este podcast se basa en la edición de noviembre del 2016 del informe Signos Vitales de los CDC. Hay una larga lista de cánceres vinculados al consumo de tabaco, que es la principal causa prevenible de cáncer y de muertes por cáncer. Infórmese más aquí.  Created: 11/10/2016 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 11/10/2016.

  17. Consumo de tabaco en población escolarizada y su relación con los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria

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    Josefa Castro Barea

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Hay estudios que avalan una relación significativa entre el riesgo de padecer un Trastorno de la Conducta Alimentaria (TCA y el consumo de tabaco como medida de control del apetito. El objetivo de este estudio es analizar la asociación entre el consumo de tabaco y actitudes y comportamientos presentes en la anorexia y bulimia nerviosas. El diseño del estudio es observacional analítico de casos y controles. La muestra estuvo constituida por 300 participantes de ambos sexos, de entre 12 y 20 años de edad, que respondieron a los siguientes instrumentos de evaluación: EAT-26, EDI-II, BULIT-R y un cuestionario adaptado sobre comportamientos, actitudes y opiniones hacia el tabaco. Se categorizaron las variables cuantitativas continuas y se agruparon a los participantes en grupos sintomáticos y asintomáticos. En el grupo sintomático, se constató que en la variable “haber fumado diariamente, al menos un cigarrillo, durante seis o más meses en la vida” se obtuvo una diferencia estadísticamente significativa χ² (1, N = 300 = 7.536, p< .01, y de magnitud baja (V = .159, en el EAT-26. Para el BULIT-R en esta misma variable se alcanzó una diferencia estadísticamente significativa χ²(1, N = 300 = 8.740, p< .01, y de magnitud baja (V= .171. Para la variable “consumo diario actual de cigarrillos” se alcanzó una diferencia estadísticamente significativa χ² (2, N = 300 = 15.561, p< .01, y de magnitud baja (V = .228, en el EAT-26. Para el BULIT-R en esta misma variable se obtuvo una diferencia estadísticamente significativa χ² (2, N = 300 = 6.237, p< .05, y de magnitud baja (V = .144. Los resultados constatan la relación existente entre el consumo de tabaco y grupos sintomáticos afines a los TCA.

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

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    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.

  19. Actors' portrayals of depression to test interrater reliability in clinical trials.

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    Rosen, Jules; Mulsant, Benoit H; Bruce, Martha L; Mittal, Vikas; Fox, Debra

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    This study determined if actors could portray depressed patients to establish the interrater reliability of raters using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS). Actors portrayed depressed patients using scripts derived from HDRS assessments obtained at three points during treatment. Four experienced raters blindly viewed videotapes of two patients and two actors. They guessed if each interviewee was a patient or an actor and rated the certainty of their guesses. For each interview, they also rated the realism of the portrayal and completed the HDRS. Experienced raters could not distinguish actors and patients better than chance and were equally certain of their right and wrong guesses. Actors and patients received high scores on the realism of their portrayals. The HDRS scores of the actor-patient pairs were correlated. Actors can effectively portray depressed patients. Future studies will determine if actors can accurately portray patients with anxiety and psychosis.

  20. Balancing influence between actors in healthcare decision making

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    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

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

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    Ana Isabel Xavier

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    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

  2. El impacto de los precios e impuestos sobre el consumo de productos de tabaco en América Latina y el Caribe

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    G. Emmanuel Guindon

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Examinamos la repercusión de los precios del tabaco o los impuestos sobre el consumo de tabaco en países de América Latina y el Caribe. Efectuamos búsquedas en MEDLINE, EconLit, LILACS, bibliografía inédita, seis revistas especializadas y referencias de revisiones. Calculamos las elasticidades combinadas de los precios usando modelos de efectos aleatorios. En los 32 estudios que examinamos se observó que los precios de los cigarrillos tienen un efecto negativo y estadísticamente significativo sobre el consumo. Un cambio en el precio está asociado con un cambio menos que proporcional en la magnitud de la cantidad demandada de cigarrillos. En la mayoría de los países latinoamericanos, la elasticidad-precio para los cigarrillos probablemente sea inferior a –0,5 (elasticidades combinadas, a corto plazo: –0,31; intervalo de confianza de 95% = –0,39 a –0,24; a largo plazo: –0,43; IC de 95% = –0,51 a –0,35. Los aumentos de impuestos reducen eficazmente el consumo de cigarrillos. La falta de estudios que usen datos de hogares o de individuos limita la pertinencia de las políticas de investigación.

  3. Etnobotánica del "coro" (Nicotiana paa, Solanaceae: Un tabaco silvestre poco conocido del extremo sur de Sudamérica

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    Gustavo F. Scarpa

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El "coro" es un tabaco silvestre de Argentina y Chile cuyas raíces son empleadas como fumatorio y mascatorio desde tiempos inmemoriales por grupos indígenas. Si bien existen noticias sobre su empleo desde la época colonial, en la actualidad no hay consenso sobre su identidad botánica a la par que sus modalidades de obtención, procesado y consumo han sido escasamente descriptas. Se efectuaron campañas etnobotánicas al sudoeste de la provincia del Chaco donde se colectaron ejemplares que responden a dicho nombre vernáculo en compañía de indígenas y se analizaron fuentes bibliográficas históricas disponibles. Se comprobó in situ que los mocovíes actualmente fuman sus raíces mezcladas con tabaco tanto en contextos ceremoniales como extra-ceremoniales. Como resultado del análisis bibliográfico se infiere que también lo emplearon en el pasado de manera homóloga indígenas vilelas, qom (tobas; wichi y abipones. Se descarta la correspondencia del "coro" con especies de Trichocline por la inexistencia de registros etnobotánicos al respecto. Se confirma que este fumatorio corresponde a Nicotiana paa Mart. rov. y se presentan y discuten nuevos datos sobre su obtención, procesamiento y consumo.

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

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    Raaijmakers Tamara

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    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.

  5. The effect of (negative) emotion on pro-environmental behavior : an application of the theory of planned behavior

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    With climate change becoming ever-present as a huge environmental issue for the modern era to address, pro-environmental behavior (PEB) is becoming an increasingly relevant area. There seems to be a divergence between how different actors try and encourage PEB when using emotion as the motivational tool. Therefore, the current study aimed to explore this effect of (negative) emotion on decision making. The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) was used as the theoretical framework, with the primar...

  6. Action recognition is sensitive to the identity of the actor.

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    Ferstl, Ylva; Bülthoff, Heinrich; de la Rosa, Stephan

    2017-09-01

    Recognizing who is carrying out an action is essential for successful human interaction. The cognitive mechanisms underlying this ability are little understood and have been subject of discussions in embodied approaches to action recognition. Here we examine one solution, that visual action recognition processes are at least partly sensitive to the actor's identity. We investigated the dependency between identity information and action related processes by testing the sensitivity of neural action recognition processes to clothing and facial identity information with a behavioral adaptation paradigm. Our results show that action adaptation effects are in fact modulated by both clothing information and the actor's facial identity. The finding demonstrates that neural processes underlying action recognition are sensitive to identity information (including facial identity) and thereby not exclusively tuned to actions. We suggest that such response properties are useful to help humans in knowing who carried out an action. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. Passenger Rail SOEs as Domestic Institutional Market Actors

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    2018-01-01

    sectorial challenges. In Sweden, this role has a new public governance form as the monopoly over time is fully dismantled. In Denmark, over time marketization is put on hold due to problems with the SOE as a market actor, but the SOE is nevertheless safeguarded in a new Weberian model as a sector......Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to make an empirical-based conceptualization of the contemporary domestic state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as domestic institutional market actors (IMAs) in the marketization of public service delivery. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based...... on a qualitative comparative case study of the SOEs in passenger rail in Denmark and Sweden from 1990 to 2015. Findings: The paper shows how marketization results in a layered institutional set-up of public service delivery based on both competition and monopoly where the SOE becomes what we call an IMA bridging...

  8. Actor proliferation and the fragmentation of violent groups in conflict

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    Caitriona Dowd

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a novel application of a measure of actor fragmentation drawn from electoral studies to the growing field of conflict event data. The application facilitates comparison of conflict environments over time and across cases, while enabling researchers to take account of the relative activity levels of diverse actors. Analysis of the measure suggests that a fragmentation index diverges from a simple count of active conflict agents in important instances, including in providing a more accurate measure of dominant and weaker conflict agents, capturing dynamics of escalation and continuation of conflict over time and across country cases, and reflecting the coalescence of conflict agents around dominant conflict cleavages. The findings suggest that future research may benefit from combining measures of the discrete count of groups and their relative activity levels in order to accurately capture evolving conflict dynamics.

  9. APPROACHES TO GLOBAL SECURITY. ACTORS, MANIFESTATIONS AND TENDENCIES

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    Full Text Available Nowadays, the world seems to be in a transition from the current system founded on the liberal social, economic and political model to a more diverse and heterogeneous model in which the determinant role is played by a number of state and non-state actors. The step from the Western system of cultural, political and predominant economic values to a more diverse and heterogeneous system makes the actors involved defend not only their visions, but also promote their own interests. The differences between visions gain relevance and clarity because the countries supporting them obtain increased power, and that is more than obvious. All this leads to a symmetric allocation of different means, which generates uncertainties and diminishes unilateral actions This transition process impacts global security especially through the asymmetric, unconventional and hybrid risks and threats manifesting worldwide.

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

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    Maneschi, Davide

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    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...... – influence energy consumption. This paper presents a review of the literature on intermediaries, providing an overview of their roles and contextualizing their functions in energy efficiency improvements. The review shows how the concept of intermediaries has been used in research dealing with innovation...

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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 communications, and finally imposing deadlines on the timing of dependent actors. With this approach the semantics is used directly in developing a simulator supporting the nondeterminism of the abstract semantics such that e.g. potential race conditions can be detected. The layers are also planned to underpin...... 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....

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

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    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)

  13. New market actors: economic social movements and politicized consumers

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    Full Text Available This article presents reflections on new market actors, and economic social movements in particular - that is, those in which actors build a new culture of political action that seeks to reappropriate the economy through their own values. Some examples of this are the movements organized around “solidarity economics”, fair trade, geographic indications, “slow food” and consumer organization. This interface of social movements and the market may be the most marked, differentiated and polemic trait of contemporary political mobilizations. Nonetheless, beyond economic social movements, this article simultaneously emphasizes and problematizes political action within the sphere of individual consumption, that is, that which has been referred to as “political consumption”. Keywords: economic social movements, consumer movements, political consumption.

  14. Demystifying facilitation of multi-actor learning processes

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    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 devel...

  15. Cyberspace: Malevolent Actors, Criminal Opportunities, and Strategic Competition

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    local wireless network to in- form the doctor, relatives, or other caregivers that the medications have been taken. In this way, computer chips have...labeled this phenomenon BlackFor, or Black Force, defined as a “postmodern form of societal cancer ,” and as “a confederation of illicit non-state actors...psychedelics, pre- 298 scription, precursors, opioids, ecstasy, cannabis , and steroids.61 Once these products were purchased, they were shipped in

  16. Actors: A Model of Concurrent Computation in Distributed Systems.

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    Artificial Intelligence Labora- tory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Support for the labora- tory’s aritificial intelligence research is...RD-A157 917 ACTORS: A MODEL OF CONCURRENT COMPUTATION IN 1/3- DISTRIBUTED SY𔃿TEMS(U) MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CRMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ...Computation In Distributed Systems Gui A. Aghai MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Thsdocument ha. been cipp-oved I= pblicrelease and sale; itsI

  17. Wave Energy and Actor-Network Theory: The Irish Case

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    This paper examines the role of the wave energy sector in Ireland using theories from the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Theoretical divisions within the field of STS are examined, particularly the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge (SSK) and Actor-Network Theory (ANT). Any conflicts which these two theories present to each other are examined through the empirical findings of the Irish wave energy sector. In particular, ANT s rejection of macro and micro distinctions when analy...

  18. Beyond Pain: Coercing Violent Non-State Actors

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    same collection by Abraham Maslow , “A Theory of Motivation,” 174- 175, taken from Psychological Review, 50 (1943). 15 For excellent study of global...utility now? Despite a persistent threat, contemporary theory and practice are not oriented on the VNSA problem. Focus remains on inter-state...actors make imperfect decisions resulting in unexpected behaviors. This is contrary to the underlying premise of classical coercion theory , which

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

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    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

  20. Human melioidosis reported by ProMED

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    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.

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

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    Telma Verônica Silva Calsavara

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    Full Text Available 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 triangulação de analistas. RESULTADOS: Quatro categorias agrupam os fatores mencionados pelos entrevistados ou inferidos pelos autores: normalidade sociocultural e familiar do ato de fumar tabaco; identificação e aprendizado com figuras parentais fumantes; condições adversas de vida, incluindo trabalho infantil e poucas atividades lúdicas; e escassez de informações, incluindo uso cultural de tabaco para finalidades diversas. CONCLUSÕES: Resultados permitem maior compreensão sobre os pontos de vista e vivências de pacientes com histórias semelhantes sobre a questão, o que pode colaborar para a efetividade das abordagens motivacionais e terapêuticas e da aliança terapêutica, ao minimizar dificuldades de interação clínico-paciente. Estudos etnográficos sobre uso de tabaco na infância são indicados para a atual população rural brasileira, visando o aperfeiçoamento de abordagens preventivas.ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To collect and analyze narratives of adult tobacco dependents who began to smoke during childhood on the factors they consider related to the beginning of such habit. METHODS: Qualtitative research using semidirected interviews with eleven outpatients of a specialized tobacco dependence treatment center who had mentioned have began to smoke tobacco before twelve years old; sample definition by theoretical saturation, transcription of audio and content analysis of the interviews with triangulation of analysts. RESULTS: Four

  2. PREDICTORES DE LA INICIACIÓN AL CONSUMO DE TABACO EN ESCOLARES DE ENSEÑANZA SECUNDARIA DE BARCELONA Y LLEIDA

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    Carles Ariza i Cardenal

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: El conocimiento de los factores que predisponen a la iniciación en el consumo de tabaco en la edad escolar puede ayudar a mejorar las estrategias preventivas y retrasar la edad de inicio. El presente estudio se plantea describir la historia natural del consumo de tabaco a lo largo de la adolescencia y los principales factores que pueden predecir la evolución a fumar. Métodos: Se trata de un estudio longitudinal, de tipo prospectivo, utilizando el aula escolar como unidad muestral, en 6 escuelas de Barcelona y Lleida. Participaron un total de 1.460 escolares con edades comprendidas entre los 12 y los 19 años. Se realizaron dos encuestas, una inicial en la primavera de 1992 y otra de seguimiento un año más tarde. 1.236 cuestionarios (84,7% se emparejaron a través de un código personal utilizado para el estudio longitudinal. Resultados: El porcentaje de escolares fumadores regulares al inicio del estudio era del 28%, con un 17,1% de fumadores ocasionales o experimentadores, sin diferencias entre sexos para ambas categorías. De los alumnos no-fumadores en la encuesta inicial, un año más tarde se declaraban fumadores ocasionales un 12,7% y un 6,2% fumadores regulares. Existe una mayor precocidad en el inicio del consumo de tabaco en el sexo femenino, siendo las diferencias con el sexo masculino estadísticamente significativas a los 14 años de edad. Los predictores de la iniciación incluyen las actitudes favorables ante el tabaco (OR=3,1; IC95% (1,6-5,6, el consumo de bebidas alcohólicas (OR=2,2; IC95% (1,4-3,3, ser menor de 15 años (OR=2,0; IC95% (1,2-3,4, tener amigos fumadores (OR=1,9; IC95% (1,2-3,0 y la intención declarada de fumar en el futuro (OR=1,6; IC95% (1,0-2,5. Conclusiones: Los escolares con una mayor tolerancia hacia el consumo de tabaco, con unas actitudes favorables o con amigos fumadores o con intención de fumar en el futuro al comienzo del estudio, tienen mucho mayor riesgo de iniciarse en el h

  3. Predictores de la iniciación al consumo de tabaco en escolares de enseñanza secundaria de Barcelona y Lleida

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    Ariza i Cardenal Carles

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: El conocimiento de los factores que predisponen a la iniciación en el consumo de tabaco en la edad escolar puede ayudar a mejorar las estrategias preventivas y retrasar la edad de inicio. El presente estudio se plantea describir la historia natural del consumo de tabaco a lo largo de la adolescencia y los principales factores que pueden predecir la evolución a fumar. Métodos: Se trata de un estudio longitudinal, de tipo prospectivo, utilizando el aula escolar como unidad muestral, en 6 escuelas de Barcelona y Lleida. Participaron un total de 1.460 escolares con edades comprendidas entre los 12 y los 19 años. Se realizaron dos encuestas, una inicial en la primavera de 1992 y otra de seguimiento un año más tarde. 1.236 cuestionarios (84,7% se emparejaron a través de un código personal utilizado para el estudio longitudinal. Resultados: El porcentaje de escolares fumadores regulares al inicio del estudio era del 28%, con un 17,1% de fumadores ocasionales o experimentadores, sin diferencias entre sexos para ambas categorías. De los alumnos no-fumadores en la encuesta inicial, un año más tarde se declaraban fumadores ocasionales un 12,7% y un 6,2% fumadores regulares. Existe una mayor precocidad en el inicio del consumo de tabaco en el sexo femenino, siendo las diferencias con el sexo masculino estadísticamente significativas a los 14 años de edad. Los predictores de la iniciación incluyen las actitudes favorables ante el tabaco (OR=3,1; IC95% (1,6-5,6, el consumo de bebidas alcohólicas (OR=2,2; IC95% (1,4-3,3, ser menor de 15 años (OR=2,0; IC95% (1,2-3,4, tener amigos fumadores (OR=1,9; IC95% (1,2-3,0 y la intención declarada de fumar en el futuro (OR=1,6; IC95% (1,0-2,5. Conclusiones: Los escolares con una mayor tolerancia hacia el consumo de tabaco, con unas actitudes favorables o con amigos fumadores o con intención de fumar en el futuro al comienzo del estudio, tienen mucho mayor riesgo de iniciarse en el h

  4. Let it go: Relationship autonomy predicts pro-relationship responses to partner transgressions.

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    Hadden, Benjamin W; Baker, Zachary G; Knee, C Raymond

    2017-11-24

    The purpose of the present research is to better understand how relationship autonomy-having more self-determined reasons for being committed to a relationship-contributes to pro-relationship responses to transgressions in romantic relationships (e.g., forgiveness and accommodation). Study 1 employed a cross-sectional design (N = 350) and Study 2 used a weekly diary (N = 121) to test associations between relationship autonomy and pro-relationship responses to transgressions. Studies 3 and 4 utilized dyadic designs (Study 3: N = 200 couples, 400 individuals; Study 4: N = 275 couples, 550 individuals) to determine how both partners' relationship autonomy is associated with pro-relationship responses. Results revealed that relationship autonomy is robustly associated with pro-relationship responses to transgressions, both as general tendencies and as responses to idiosyncratic transgressions. Results of actor-partner interdependence model (APIM) analyses in Studies 3 and 4 provide evidence that one's partner's relationship autonomy is important for promoting pro-relationship responses as well. Study 4 also found that people perceive that partners respond better to transgressions if their partner is high in relationship autonomy. This research provides consistent and compelling evidence that the degree of self-determination underlying commitment is important for understanding how people respond to transgressions in their relationships, beyond their current levels of commitment. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Counterterrorism in the Russian Arctic: legal framework and central actors

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    Ingvill M. Elgsaas

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Russia’s strategic interests in the Arctic coupled with a complex and diffuse terrorist threat has produced a niche topic: Arctic counterterrorism. Arctic counterterrorism is a new and underdeveloped topic that has received only limited attention. This article contributes a discussion of the legal framework and the main actors involved in countering terrorism in the Russian Arctic. The author finds that the legal framework for counterterrorism is extensive yet centered in core documents. Similarly, counterterrorism involves many and varied actors united in a relatively simple and streamlined national system for counterterrorism. Current legal regulation and organisation provide a solid base that may support efficient management of counterterrorism, also in the Arctic. A notable strength is the concentration of coordination responsibilities in the hands of one central actor, the FSB. Another important characteristic is that the system is symmetrical and follows Russia’s federal organisation with coordinating bodies for all regions including those in the Arctic. Counterterrorism legislation is kept up to date and the trend is towards tougher punishments and a wide understanding of terrorist offenses. A potential weak spot is the unclear role of the newly formed National Guard. The uncertainty surrounding the role of the National Guard in the fight against terrorism may challenge the FSB and weaken coordination of the system for counterterrorism in the future.

  6. Environmental assessment for sustainable development: process, actors and practice

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    Andre, P.; Delisle, C.E.; Reveret, J.-P.

    2003-01-01

    Multiple environmental problems afflict our contemporary world and have been the subject of discussions during many international meetings. All declarations resulting from these meetings insist on including environmental problems and on environmental assessment (EA) as an important tool to achieve this. This book aims to reach three objectives. First, it introduces EA to people from different disciplines, and therefore it opens up the perspective of new disciplinary horizons. Second, the authors discuss EA as a socio-political process rather than emphasizing methodologies. Third, this book draws mainly on the experience in Francophone countries which is still poorly disseminated. This book focusses on process and actors. Thus, the subject matter is divided into five major parts: the history and major issues of EA from a sustainable development perspective (Chapters 1 to 3); the actors, i.e. the Project Proponent and consulting firms, the public, the decision maker and international actors (Chapters 4 to 7); methods and tools including public participation (Chapters 8 and 9); processes in practice through step by step processes in practice and case studies (Chapters 10 and 11); and, finally, recent and upcoming developments in EA, including elements of strategic environmental assessment (Chapters 12 and 13). An index facilitates searching for information. The reader is also invited to consult the book's website

  7. The European Union as a Comprehensive Police Actor

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    Stephen Anthony Rozée

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    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.

  8. Searching for realism, structure and agency in Actor Network Theory.

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    Elder-Vass, Dave

    2008-09-01

    Superficially, Actor Network Theory (ANT) and critical realism (CR) are radically opposed research traditions. Written from a realist perspective, this paper asks whether there might be a basis for finding common ground between these two traditions. It looks in turn at the questions of realism, structure, and agency, analysing the differences between the two perspectives and seeking to identify what each might learn from the other. Overall, the paper argues that there is a great deal that realists can learn from actor network theory; yet ANT remains stunted by its lack of a depth ontology. It fails to recognize the significance of mechanisms, and of their dependence on emergence, and thus lacks both dimensions of the depth that is characteristic of critical realism's ontology. This prevents ANT from recognizing the role and powers of social structure; but on the other hand, realists would do well to heed ANT's call for us to trace the connections through which structures are constantly made and remade. A lack of ontological depth also underpins ANT's practice of treating human and non-human actors symmetrically, yet this remains a valuable provocation to sociologists who neglect non-human entities entirely.

  9. The Psychological Self as Actor, Agent, and Author.

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    McAdams, Dan P

    2013-05-01

    The psychological self may be construed as a reflexive arrangement of the subjective "I" and the constructed "Me," evolving and expanding over the human life course. The psychological self begins life as a social actor, construed in terms of performance traits and social roles. By the end of childhood, the self has become a motivated agent, too, as personal goals, motives, values, and envisioned projects for the future become central features of how the I conceives of the Me. A third layer of selfhood begins to form in the adolescent and emerging adulthood years, when the self as autobiographical author aims to construct a story of the Me, to provide adult life with broad purpose and a dynamic sense of temporal continuity. An integrative theory that envisions the psychological self as a developing I-Me configuration of actor, agent, and author helps to synthesize a wide range of conceptions and findings on the self from social, personality, cognitive, cultural, and developmental psychology and from sociology and other social sciences. The actor-agent-author framework also sheds new light on studies of self-regulation, self-esteem, self-continuity, and the relationship between self and culture. © The Author(s) 2013.

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

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    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

  11. Protocol for ADDITION-PRO

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

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    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....... All individuals with impaired glucose regulation at screening, those who developed diabetes following screening, and a random sub-sample of those at lower levels of diabetes risk were invited to attend a follow-up health assessment in 2009-2011 (n=4,188), of whom 2,082 (50%) attended. The health...

  12. Anti- versus Pro-Competitive Mergers

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    Fridolfsson, Sven-Olof

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    In a framework where mergers are mutually excluding, I show that firms pursue anti- rather than (alternative) pro-competitive mergers. Potential outsiders to anti-competitive mergers refrain from pursuing pro-competitive mergers if the positive externalities from anti-competitive mergers are strong enough. Potential outsiders to pro-competitive mergers pursue anti-competitive mergers if the negative externalities from the pro-competitive mergers are strong enough. Potential participants in an...

  13. Evaluación de etiquetado y empaquetado de productos de tabaco en colombia: principales retos jurídicos en el proceso de implementación de esta medida

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    PINZÓN, Lorena Viviana Calderón

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende realizar el estudio de los principales retos jurídicos que ha tenido el proceso de implementación de la normatividad sobre etiquetado y empaquetado de productos de tabaco en Colombia. Para este fi n, es necesario conocer los procesos de elaboración de la legislación sobre control de tabaco, los avances que la jurisprudencia de la Corte Constitucional colombiana ha adelantado sobre el tema y las medidas administrativas llevadas a cabo por parte del Ministerio de Salud, punto focal sobre control de tabaco en el país. Es indispensable, de igual forma, reconocer la articulación que debe tener esta disposición respecto de su estudio, a partir del plan de medidas MPOWER, especialmente con la medida de prohibición de toda forma de publicidad, promoción y patrocinio de productos de tabaco. Lo anterior ha permitido, a partir de la armonización de los contenidos de la normativa internacional con el ordenamiento interno colombiano, estructurar los lineamientos de política del Gobierno e implementar efi cazmente la legislación actual.

  14. Necessidade de intervenção breve por uso de álcool, tabaco e outras drogas entre usuários da atenção primária à saúde

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    Ângela Maria Mendes Abreu

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivos Rastrear o uso de álcool, tabaco e outras drogas entre usuários da atenção primária à saúde e identificar fatores associados à necessidade de intervenção breve por uso dessas substâncias. Métodos Estudo transversal desenvolvido com 1.489 usuários de unidade básica de saúde da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, que responderam ao Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test entre os anos 2013 e 2014. Regressão logística multivariada foi utilizada para identificar características sociodemográficas associadas à necessidade de intervenção breve por uso de álcool e outras drogas. Resultados As substâncias mais usadas foram álcool (39,5%, tabaco (20,3% e, dentre as drogas ilícitas, maconha (1,9%. Em ambos os sexos, maiores chances de necessidade de intervenção breve por uso de tabaco e álcool foram encontradas entre pessoas de baixa escolaridade, renda domiciliar alta e que não possuíam religião. Conclusão Os resultados apontam características socioeconômicas como determinantes de necessidade de intervenção breve por uso de álcool e tabaco.

  15. [Pro Familia statistics for 1974].

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    Statistics for 1974 for the West German family planning organization Pro Familia are reported. 56 offices are now operating, and 23,726 clients were seen. Men were seen more frequently than previously. 10,000 telephone calls were also handled. 16-25 year olds were increasingly represented in the clientele, as were unmarried persons of all ages. 1,242 patients were referred to physicians or clinics for clinical diagnosis.

  16. Grado de cumplimiento de la legislación e impartición de enseñanzas anti-tabaco en los centros escolares españoles

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    Hernández-Mezquita Miguel Angel

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: No se dispone de estudios que analicen el cumplimiento de la legislación antitabaco en los centros escolares españoles, por lo que nos propusimos conocer el grado de cumplimiento de la legislación oficial anti-tabaco en dichos centros y la influencia que ello tiene sobre el porcentaje de alumnos fumadores. Método: Se realizó una encuesta entre 3.050 directores de centros educativos españoles, a los que se les preguntó sobre diversos aspectos del cumplimiento de la legislación oficial anti-tabaco en los centros y sobre las principales características del consumo de tabaco en los mismos. Resultados: El 80,9% de los directores afirman que en sus centros se exige el cumplimiento de la legislación y el 64,9% disponen de carteles que advierten de la prohibición de fumar. Afirman impartir enseñanzas anti-tabaco el 82,2% de los centros en los que se exige la legislación y en el 64,8% de los centros en los que esta legislación no se exige. Creen que el porcentaje de profesores que fuman ante los alumnos es del 5,9% en los centros en que se exige la legislación y del 12,9% en los que no se cumple. En los centros donde se imparten enseñanzas anti-tabaco creen que han probado el tabaco el 29% de los alumnos, frente al 31% que creen lo han hecho en los centros donde no se imparten estas enseñanzas (p<0,001. Conclusiones: El cumplimiento de la legislación es insuficiente. Los directores de los centros educativos, como encargados de velar por el cumplimiento de la legislación oficial anti-tabaco en sus centros, deben exigir el cumplimiento de esta legislación, ya que esta medida es eficaz para mejorar el funcionamiento global de los centros y para reducir los porcentajes de alumnos y profesores fumadores.

  17. Recomendaciones para la cesación de la adicción al tabaco en Colombia

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    Luz Helena Alba

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El tabaquismo es el principal factor de riesgo para enfermedades crónicas que constituyen la mayor carga en Colombia. Objetivos. Generar recomendaciones de práctica clínica sobre eficacia y seguridad del tratamiento para la cesación de la adicción al tabaco en adultos colombianos. Materiales y métodos. Se hizo una adaptación basada en la metodología ADAPTE. Se buscaron guías de práctica clínica en Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, LILACS y Cochrane. Se evaluó la cesación aseis meses para consejería breve e intensiva, terapia de reemplazo nicotínico, bupropión, vareniclina, clonidina, nortriptilina, acupuntura, hipnosis, homeopatía y la combinación de tratamientos. Se utilizó el German Instrument for Methodological Guideline Appraisal (DELBI para evaluar las guías de práctica clínica. Se seleccionaron las guías con puntaje mayor de 60 % en rigor metodológico y aplicabilidad en Colombia. Las preguntas sin evidencia fuerte se llevaron a consenso. Resultados. Se encontraron 925 referencias, se preseleccionaron 17 guías de práctica clínica y se escogieron 5 para adaptación. La consejería breve e intensiva, la terapia de reemplazo nicotínico,el bupropión, la nortriptilina y la vareniclina son eficaces en la cesación de tabaquismo (incrementó 5,1 % a 22,7 %. Los tratamientos alternativos no tienen eficacia demostrada en la cesación. El uso simultáneo de diferentes formas de terapia de reemplazo nicotínico es la única combinación coneficacia demostrada (OR 1,9; IC95%: 1,3-2,7. Conclusiones. Existen diversas alternativas con eficacia demostrada para dejar de fumar. Los incrementos en las tasas de cesación son variables y la duración del efecto necesita mayor seguimiento. Para aplicar la consejería breve e intensiva en Colombia, se deben usar formatos estándar. Se requieren evaluaciones económicas para valorar el impacto y seleccionar las mejores intervenciones en el contexto colombiano.   doi: http

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

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    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

  19. Children's Moral Judgments as a Function of Intention, Damage, and an Actor's Physical Harm.

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    Suls, Jerry; Kalle, Robert J.

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    Examines children's moral judgments of story characters who accidently harm themselves. Children in kindergarten and in grades 3 and 5 rated actors in stories which varied in terms of intention, damage, and harm to the actor. (SS)

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

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    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.

  1. Necessity for Consistent and Understandable Engagement Policies with Non-State Actors

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    Fitzpatrick, Andrew P

    2008-01-01

    How does a nonstate actor, namely a recognized armed insurgent group, transition to the political realm from insurgent to state actor, and what are the implications of such transitions for U.S. foreign policy...

  2. Effects of Pro-Gly-Pro tripeptide on the dopamine system.

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    Meshavkin, V K; Batishcheva, E Yu; Kost, N V; Sokolov, O Yu; Trufanova, A V; Samonina, G E

    2011-08-01

    Tripeptide Pro-Gly-Pro interacted with dopamine receptors in vitro and reduced behavioral manifestations of apomorphine-induced hyperfunction of the dopamine system in verticalization, stereotypy, and yawning tests. Presumably, the behavioral effects of Pro-Gly-Pro tripeptide were mediated through post- and presynaptic D(2)and D(3)receptors.

  3. Similar pro-NT and pro-RLX2 levels after preeclampsia and after uncomplicated pregnancy

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    Zoet, G. A.(Gerbrand); van Rijn, B. B.(Bas); Rehfeldt, M. (Miriam); Franx, A. (Arie); Maas, Angela H E M

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    OBJECTIVE: Women are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) after preeclampsia. Proneurotensin 1-117 (pro-NT) and prorelaxin 2 connecting peptide (pro-RLX2) have recently emerged as potential biomarkers for CVD risk in women. We assessed pro-NT and pro-RLX2 levels in women with

  4. Similar pro-NT and pro-RLX2 levels after preeclampsia and after uncomplicated pregnancy

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    Zoet, G. A.(Gerbrand); van Rijn, B. B.(Bas); Rehfeldt, M. (Miriam); Franx, A. (Arie); Maas, Angela H E M

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    Objective Women are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) after preeclampsia. Proneurotensin 1-117 (pro-NT) and prorelaxin 2 connecting peptide (pro-RLX2) have recently emerged as potential biomarkers for CVD risk in women. We assessed pro-NT and pro-RLX2 levels in women with

  5. The role of social actors in times of crisis / El papel de los actores sociales en tiempos de crisis

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to analyze the performance of the two main trade unions (UGT and CCOO and the employers’ association CEOE during the economic crisis. The analysis focuses on their position on major reforms, on their ideological differences over various public policies, as well as on their ability to negotiate collective bargaining agreements. We depart from the command of the Spanish Constitution of 1978, which in its seventh article gives trade unions and business associations a prominent role in representing economic interests, to suggest that social actors would be likely to reduce their chances of veto in times of economic crisis given the exceptional situation. However, the article confirms a gap in the approaches of social actors and the few options for a strong social dialogue. This leads to a greater distance between the social actors and the public opinion, as evidenced by the results derived from the survey on ‘Culture and Political Representation in Spain’.

  6. Analysing Personal Characteristics of Lone-Actor Terrorists: Research Findings and Recommendations

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    This Research Note presents the outcome of a project that looked at the personal characteristics of lone-actor terrorists. It is part of the larger Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism (CLAT) project. The project described here aimed to improve understanding of, and responses to, the phenomenon of (potentially) violent lone-actors based on an analysis of 120 cases from across Europe. The Research Note focuses on the personal characteristics of lone-actor terrorists.[1] First of all, it presents th...

  7. Counter-terrorism and the protection of civilians: Armed non-state actors

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    Munive, Jairo; Somer, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    Recent events in the Middle East present the latest and undoubtedly not the last challenge to international engagement with armed non-state actors. Over the last many years international humanitarian law has increasingly regulated the behaviour of armed non-state actors with regard to the protection of civilians. At the same time, counter-terror measures have increasingly addressed such conduct, as well as controlled the extent to which other actors may interact with armed non-state actors. Y...

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

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    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.

  9. EVALUACIÓN DE LA EFECTIVIDAD DE LOS PROGRAMAS ESCOLARES DE PREVENCIÓN DEL CONSUMO DE TABACO, ALCOHOL Y CANNABIS: ¿QUÉ NOS DICEN LOS META-ANÁLISIS?

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    Susanna Fernández

    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.

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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.

  13. 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

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    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

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

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    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

  15. Entre el liberalismo radical y la necesidad: los debates en torno al monopolio estatal del tabaco en México, 1821-1824

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    Jesús Hernández Jaimes

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    Full Text Available La empresa estatal del tabaco fue una de las fuentes de recursos más importantes para el gobierno virreinal novohispano desde el último cuarto del siglo XVIII. Una vez conseguida la independencia, la clase política y algunos sectores económicos se enfrascaron en una disputa en torno al destino de dicho monopolio. Para algunos, su existencia contrariaba los principios modernos del liberalismo, además de que encarnaba el supuesto despotismo del régimen colonial que se buscaba sepultar. Para otros, la precariedad de la Hacienda nacional justificaba su continuidad. Creían que la construcción del Estado requería necesariamente de una constitución hacendaria en la que el estanco del tabaco debía tener un lugar relevante. Este ensayo da cuenta de este intenso debate ocurrido en el momento fundacional del nuevo país y se analizan las ideas políticas y económicas, así como los intereses en torno al estanco del tabaco.The tobacco monopoly was one of the most important financial resources of the New Spain's viceregal government during the last twenty-five years of the eighteenth-century. Once Mexico achieved independence, politicians and representatives of various economic interests became absorbed in a dispute over its future. Some thought that its existence went against modern liberal principals, as well as exemplifying the Colonial regime's alleged despotism from which the new nation was trying to escape. Others believed that the fragility of the Public Treasury justified its survival. They thought that the tobacco monopoly was necessary for the construction of the State and the constitution of a viable tax system. Without the State no liberty could be guaranteed. This essay describes the intense debate on this subject which occurred during the foundational moments of the new country. It also analyses the political and economic ideas that were discussed and the interests that were involved in them.

  16. Avances y puntos pendientes en la agenda latinoamericana para el control del tabaco Progress and pending issues in the Latin American agenda for tobacco control

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    Raydel Valdés-Salgado

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    Full Text Available El estudio de la Carga Mundial de la Enfermedad proyecta que el incremento en la prevalencia de fumadores en países de ingresos medios y bajos contribuirá a incrementar las muertes cardiovasculares, por enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica y algunos cánceres. Para reducir estas consecuencias del tabaquismo, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS recomienda un conjunto de acciones reunidas en el Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco (CMCT y los informes MPOWER. En este artículo se revisó el más reciente de estos informes y sintetizamos las principales intervenciones que estaban vigentes en los países latinoamericanos y también revisamos algunas medidas implementadas durante 2009 y 2010. En los últimos años se ha avanzado considerablemente en materia de control del tabaco. Sin embargo, todavía queda por avanzar para acercarnos a lo sugerido por la OMS. De mantenerse el nivel de consumo entre los adolescentes de la región actualmente, observaremos en las décadas futuras un incremento en el número de muertes prematuras y evitables causadas por el tabaco.Projections based on the most recent report on the Global Burden of Disease show that the observed increase in smoking prevalence in middle and low income countries will contribute to the increase of the number of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and some cancers. The World Health Organization (WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control recommends a group of actions to curb the tobacco epidemic. This is a review paper based on the most recent MPOWER report and also included in this review are some of the most recent tobacco control measures implemented during 2009 and 2010. We conclude that most Latin American countries have achieved significant progress in tobacco control in recent years. However, when comparing the current situation against the WHO recommendations we realized that for most countries there is still work to be

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

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    José Fernando de Carvalho Júnior

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    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

  18. Global Surgery 2030: a roadmap for high income country actors

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    Greenberg, Sarah L M; Abdullah, Fizan; Amado, Vanda; Anderson, Geoffrey A; Cossa, Matchecane; Costas-Chavarri, Ainhoa; Davies, Justine; Debas, Haile T; Dyer, George S M; Erdene, Sarnai; Farmer, Paul E; Gaumnitz, Amber; Hagander, Lars; Haider, Adil; Leather, Andrew J M; Lin, Yihan; Marten, Robert; Marvin, Jeffrey T; McClain, Craig D; Meara, John G; Meheš, Mira; Mock, Charles; Mukhopadhyay, Swagoto; Orgoi, Sergelen; Prestero, Timothy; Price, Raymond R; Raykar, Nakul P; Riesel, Johanna N; Riviello, Robert; Rudy, Stephen M; Saluja, Saurabh; Sullivan, Richard; Tarpley, John L; Taylor, Robert H; Telemaque, Louis-Franck; Toma, Gabriel; Varghese, Asha; Walker, Melanie; Yamey, Gavin; Shrime, Mark G

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    The Millennium Development Goals have ended and the Sustainable Development Goals have begun, marking a shift in the global health landscape. The frame of reference has changed from a focus on 8 development priorities to an expansive set of 17 interrelated goals intended to improve the well-being of all people. In this time of change, several groups, including the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, have brought a critical problem to the fore: 5 billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed. The magnitude of this problem and the world's new focus on strengthening health systems mandate reimagined roles for and renewed commitments from high income country actors in global surgery. To discuss the way forward, on 6 May 2015, the Commission held its North American launch event in Boston, Massachusetts. Panels of experts outlined the current state of knowledge and agreed on the roles of surgical colleges and academic medical centres; trainees and training programmes; academia; global health funders; the biomedical devices industry, and news media and advocacy organisations in building sustainable, resilient surgical systems. This paper summarises these discussions and serves as a consensus statement providing practical advice to these groups. It traces a common policy agenda between major actors and provides a roadmap for maximising benefit to surgical patients worldwide. To close the access gap by 2030, individuals and organisations must work collectively, interprofessionally and globally. High income country actors must abandon colonial narratives and work alongside low and middle income country partners to build the surgical systems of the future. PMID:28588908

  19. Pro Android Apps Performance Optimization

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    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

  20. Environmental governance as inclusion and exclusion of actors and issues

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    The chapter analyses recent governance in Denmark of the interaction between climate, energy and land use. Governance is seen as inclusion and exclusion of actors and their perspectives in decisions about problems and solutions. Inclusion and exclusion are discussed as decisions about members...... and focus of public commissions. Furthermore, inclusion and exclusion are discussed as an aspect of NGOs’ development of climate plans and the societal role of such plans. The chapter concludes that governance of this field is balancing the interests of established and polluting sectors and the interest...

  1. Actor Bonds in Situations of Discontinuous Business Activities

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    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....... Furthermore the governance structure of markets characterized by discontinuous business activities is either that of the "socially constructed market" (Skaates, 2000) or that of the (socially constructed) network (Håkansson and Johanson, 1993). Additionally relationships and actor bonds vary substantially...

  2. The position of international political actors towards the Prague spring

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    Full Text Available The intervention of the USSR, Poland, Bulgaria, the German Democratic Republic and Hungary in Czechoslovakia on the night of 20 to 21 August 1968 produced a huge shock in the international community, but also a deepening of cleavage of relationships between the countries from the socialist camp. This study is an analysis of „hot“ reactions of key actors on the world political stage. The main source of information was the Agerpres Archive: unpublished documents (news, letters, analysis, translations of editorials in Western media and the external news flow.

  3. Visualising Actor Network for Cooperative Systems in Marine Technology

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    Pan, Yushan; Finken, Sisse

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    Awareness is a concept familiar to specialists within the field of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). It is superior for analysing and describing some of the ad hoc work activities that unfold in cooperation. Such informal activities are outside the scope of engineers’ formal models, whi...... that shape computer systems. The aim, thus, is to portray cooperative work in a way that can be valuable for engineers implementing marine technology. We do so by way of presenting a transferring technique (2T) using insights from the CSCW field and Actor Network Theory (ANT)....

  4. Actor, creación colectiva y dramaturgia nacional

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    Enrique Buenaventura Alder

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    Full Text Available El teatro no es un género literario. Esta afirmación, que hace algunos años resultó -en un seminario, en Caracas- polémica y hasta escandalosa, es hoy un punto de partida en los estudios de semiótica teatral. Dentro de este orden de cosas se dice que el teatro no es ni más ni menos que el momento efímero en el cual se produce una relación entre actores y espectadores.

  5. The Barcelona Mobile Cluster: Actors, Contents and Trends

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    Carlos Alberto Scolari

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Communication mediated by mobile devices is one of the most dynamic sectors of the global economy and is transforming different aspects of our lives, including our ways of relating and our cultural production, distribution and consumption models. Media studies should not ignore these transformations. This paper presents the results of a study carried out during 2008 to determine the actors, contents produced and trends of the mobile communication companies in Barcelona. The study outlines an initial map of the situation, proposes a series of analysis categories and lays the foundations for more specific future studies on mCommunication.

  6. Tendencias del consumo de tabaco entre alumnos de nuevo ingreso a la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1989 a 1998

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    Raydel Valdés-Salgado

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir el consumo de tabaco entre estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (unam durante 1989 a 1998. Material y métodos. Es un estudio de series de tiempo, hecho en el año 2000, en el cual se analiza una cohorte. Se calculó la prevalencia de consumo entre 103 582 alumnos de 14 a 25 años, de nuevo ingreso a la UNAM y las prevalencias específicas por edad y sexo, así como la prevalencia de fumadores de 11 o más cigarros diarios. Se identificó a los mismos estudiantes en los dos momentos y se estimó la incidencia acumulada de consumo de tabaco durante el periodo de educación media superior. Se aplicó la prueba ji cuadrado de tendencias y se construyó un modelo de regresión logística para obtener razones de momios de prevalencia. Resultados. Se observó un aumento en la prevalencia de consumo de tabaco. Particularmente se ha incrementado el consumo en las edades menores de 18 años y entre las mujeres, lo anterior es más evidente a partir de 1993. Los estudiantes de mejor situación económica muestran una mayor incidencia de inicio del consumo. Durante los años de enseñanza media superior, en general, la incidencia de inicio del consumo es de 12% para las mujeres y de 19% para los varones. A mayor edad, ser varón y al final del periodo la probabilidad de fumar aumenta. Conclusiones. En la última década se observa una tendencia ascendente en el consumo de tabaco entre estudiantes. Es necesario instrumentar campañas antitabaco.Objective. The purpose of this study was to describe the tobacco smoking patterns in students in the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico system, (Mexico's National Autonomous University, UNAM, between 1989 and 1998. Material and Methods. This is a time-series, cohort study conducted in the year 2000. The overall prevalence of smoking, age- and sex-specific prevalence rates, and the prevalence of subjects smoking 11 or more cigarettes daily, were estimated for 103 582 new

  7. De subarrendatarios a administradores provinciales: una aproximación a la burocratización de la renta del tabaco durante la primera mitad del siglo XVIII

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    Rafael ESCOBEDO ROMERO

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo estudia a través de 17 casos concretos de administradores provinciales de la Renta del tabaco, cuáles eran las características socioeconómicas de estos cuadros medios del monopolio tabaquero en el momento de transición del modelo de arrendamientos y subarrendamientos al de administración directa. Dentro de la variedad de situaciones que esta breve cata permite vislumbrar, en todo caso se advierte cómo los administradores provinciales eran por lo general pequeños negociantes enmarcados en intrincadas redes sociales en las que se confundían las actividades financieras con las administrativas y políticas

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

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    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

  9. The population-development tangle. Aspects and actors.

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    Since the 1974 Population Conference, the population field has become of interest to members of the fundamentalist right wing, feminists, and environmentalists. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the areas of agreement and disagreement among each set of actors as well as how they define the issues. Currently, development discourse is characterized by considerations of: 1) economic growth, 2) the provision of livelihoods, 3) the provision of basic needs, 4) ecological sustainability and renewability, and 5) political participation. The actors who define the terms of this discourse include: 1) corporate interests, which concentrate on economic growth; 2) international and national agencies, which place primary importance on economic growth and some importance on basic needs and ecological sustainability; 3) popular organizations and social movements, which concentrate on livelihoods, basic needs, and political participation; and 4) environmentalists, who focus on ecological sustainability, economic growth, and (occasionally) political participation. The field of population, on the other hand, is dominated by traditional populationists, whose primary focus is economic growth; developmentalists; the fundamentalist right, who are most concerned with family and control over reproduction; environmentalists; and the women's movement, which is most concerned with reproductive rights and reproductive health. When the perspective of poor women is considered, it can be seen that economic growth and ecological sustainability must support the securing of livelihoods, basic needs, political participation, and reproductive rights, and that reproductive health programs must be part of an overall health agenda.

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

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    Simon Batchelor

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  11. Construyendo la Barcelona creativa: nuevos actores, nuevas estrategias

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    Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway

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    Full Text Available Building A creative Barcelona: new actors, new strategies.Barcelona is under the international spotlight. The city that triumphed with the organisation of the Olympic Games in 1992 now wants to become a 21st Century creative city. In order to achieve this goal, the city must establish conditions that facilitate the emergence of a shared discourse around its ability to become an attractive city for creative talent and for businesses. The recognition of the historical-economic heritage, as a starting point for the creative city, along with the driving role played by culture in the generation of a exclusive and distinctive experience, turnBarcelona into a unique city. However, this is not sufficient. The participation and involvement of all the actors in a shared strategy pose significant challenges to Barcelona, as does the need to minimise the negative effects that inevitably accompany success. Companies, institutions and citizens constitute the city’s best assets: they must work in partnership and take advantage of the synergies generated amongst them. Consensus and participation are more than mere utopias in Barcelona: they have become requirements for the city of tomorrow. Moreover, leadership in Barcelona is largely left to public initiative: the emergence of linkages across the needs of the various creative sectors, based on public intervention mechanisms is the best way to ensure success.

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

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    Sarah Wolff

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    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.

  13. Scholars in the Nineties: Actors, Subjects, Spectators or Hostages?

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    Manuel Gil Antón

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    Full Text Available Dr. Gil questions the role played by Mexican university academics in the transformation of higher education during the nineties. After outlining the general context of change and its importance, the author proposes avoiding the false dichotomy between restoring the past or installing, without reflective mediation, a schematic future. He suggests taking into consideration the current national academic body composed of several generations of scholars. Three phases are established in terms of the modification of academic activities during the last decades of the twentieth century, and the changes in the level of higher education are considered. Dr. Gil asks if the academics have been actors, subjects, spectators or hostages-both in regard to regulations governing their activity and in the modifications of university processes and structure. The essay ends by proposing a general agenda for research in the field of university studies, and emphasizes two problems: the need for a detailed description of the type and depth of changes, and the definition of the academic as a central actor in institutional life. 

  14. Actors of Columbian drug trade : development and transformation

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    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.

  15. Investimento em unidades de cura para tabaco tipo Virginia = Investments in tobacco curing barn for Virginia variety

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    Ricardo Luiz Boettcher

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    Full Text Available A fumicultura na região Sul do Brasil está fundamentada no sistema integrado de produção. Ao longo do processo produtivo, há a necessidade de utilização de unidades de cura e secagem (estufas, sendo um investimento oneroso ao produtor. Dois sistemas de estufas predominam e de funcionamento distintos, os de estufas convencionais (convecção natural do ar e com circulação forçada do ar. O sistema de circulação forçada é o modelo preferido pelos produtores que optam por fazer novos investimentos. A decisão em investir demanda criteriosa análise da viabilidade econômica por parte do produtor, para minimizar risco de endividamentos. O objetivo do trabalho foi determinar a viabilidade financeira de unidades de cura para tabaco nas modalidades de financiamento com juros de crédito rural e juros de crédito rural subvencionados. As ferramentas financeiras utilizadas foram Valor Presente Líquido [VPL], Taxa Interna de Retorno [TIR], payback simples e análise de sensibilidade do investimento em relação à variável produtividade (kg ha-1. Utilizando taxa mínima de atratividade [TMA] 7,16%, o investimento não apresenta viabilidade econômica nas duas modalidades de juros, considerando a produtividade média histórica, o modelo de estufa selecionado e prazo de amortização. A análise de sensibilidade confirmou a produtividade (kg ha-1 como fator determinante da viabilidade do projeto. O incremento de >10% na produtividade média, reverte o quadro e o projeto passa a ser economicamente viável nas duas modalidades de juros de amortização do investimento. = The tobacco production in the south of Brazil is based on the integrated production system. Along with this system, there is a need to use curing barn to cure and dry, bringing an expensive investment for farmers. Two distinct curing systems are predominant which are the conventional (convection and air force circulation system. The air force system is the preferred model by

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

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    Sílvia Fraga

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    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

  17. Mesenchymal Stem Cells after Polytrauma: Actor and Target

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    Markus Huber-Lang

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    Full Text Available Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs are multipotent cells that are considered indispensable in regeneration processes after tissue trauma. MSCs are recruited to damaged areas via several chemoattractant pathways where they function as “actors” in the healing process by the secretion of manifold pro- and anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, pro- and anticoagulatory, and trophic/angiogenic factors, but also by proliferation and differentiation into the required cells. On the other hand, MSCs represent “targets” during the pathophysiological conditions after severe trauma, when excessively generated inflammatory mediators, complement activation factors, and damage- and pathogen-associated molecular patterns challenge MSCs and alter their functionality. This in turn leads to complement opsonization, lysis, clearance by macrophages, and reduced migratory and regenerative abilities which culminate in impaired tissue repair. We summarize relevant cellular and signaling mechanisms and provide an up-to-date overview about promising future therapeutic MSC strategies in the context of severe tissue trauma.

  18. Aproveitamento de torta do tabaco gerado na produção de biodiesel para a obtenção de bioplástico

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    Larissa Brixner Riça

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    Full Text Available O poli 3-hidroxibutirato – P(3HB – é o principal polímero da classe dos poli hidroxialcanoatos (PHAs, polímeros biodegradáveis sintetizados por microrganismos a partir de diversos substratos. O objetivo desse trabalho foi a produção de P(3HB a partir do resíduo da extração do óleo da semente de tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum L. como substrato alternativo e de baixo custo para triagem de microrganismos produtores de P(3HB. O resíduo foi avaliado quanto a sua composição e beneficiado através de hidrólise. O hidrolisado foi utilizado em ensaio de fermentação com cepas bacterianas isoladas da Estação de Tratamento de Efluentes (ETE da Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC. Para visualização de inclusões lipofílicas nas células, indicadoras de acúmulo de P(3HB, utilizou-se coloração de Sudan Black. A extração do polímero do interior das células foi realizada utilizando-se clorofórmio e hipoclorito de sódio e o produto extraído foi analisado em espectrofotômetro. De 25 isolados, a cepa E10 foi a que apresentou melhor resultado frente à coloração de Sudan Black. A análise do produto obtido sugere que a E10 produziu PHAs utilizando o resíduo de tabaco, demonstrando seu potencial como substrato de baixo custo para crescimento microbiano e obtenção de biopolímeros.

  19. Representaciones, actitudes y consumo de tabaco en estudiantes de psicología Psychology student´s attitudes, representations and tobacco use

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    Schelica Mozobancyk

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    Full Text Available El tabaquismo es una epidemia mundial. En Argentina existen ocho millones de fumadores y dos millones que quieren dejar de fumar, pero el equipo de salud no se encuentra motivado ni capacitado para responder a esta demanda. Los psicólogos tienen una escasa conciencia del papel preponderante que podrían jugar en el control del tabaquismo. La población de este estudio son los alumnos de la Facultad de Psicología de la UBA. Objetivos: a establecer la prevalencia del tabaquismo; b conocer el nivel de información respecto a las consecuencias de fumar; d explorar las actitudes hacia el fumar y hacia el rol del psicólogo en las acciones de control del tabaco. Este trabajo informa la primera etapa del estudio que consistió en la adaptación de la Encuesta Mundial de Tabaco en Profesiones de la Salud (Global Health Professionals Survey - GHPS. Este artículo desarrolla el proceso de validación del instrumento y presenta la versión adaptada del mismo a la que se arribó.Tobacco use is a worldwide epidemic. In Argentina there are eight millions of smokers and two million want to quit smoking, but the health team is not motivated or prepared to answer to this demand. Psychologists are little aware of the importance of their role in tobacco control. The population of this study is the students of the Faculty of Psychology. Objectives: a establish the prevalence of tobacco use; b know the level of information of the consequences of smoking; c Explore the attitudes towards smoking and the role of the psychology in tobacco control management. In the first part of the study an adapted and validated version of the Global Health Professional Survey will be taken. This article develops the process of validation and presents an adapted version of the instrument.

  20. Efectos sobre la salud de la exposición crónica al humo del tabaco en fumadores y no fumadores

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    Full Text Available Se informa que los efectos nocivos sobre la salud de la exposición crónica al humo del tabaco afectan prácticamente todos los sistemas funcionales del organismo humano y el perjuicio recae en los fumadores activos y pasivos, en diferentes grados y formas. Se señala como de particular importancia resulta el tabaquismo pasivo en niños, así como el que se desarrolla en el hogar y centros de trabajo para los adultos; ambos deben ser objeto del trabajo de promoción y prevención del médico comunitario. Se expresa que los conocimientos actuales indican que el desbalance entre las actividades de las proteasas y antiproteasas en el pulmón son la base de trastornos morfofuncionales importantes; ese desbalance es más probable en personas con fenotipos deficientes intermedios y severos para alfa-1-antitripsina, pero es favorecido por un doble mecanismo en los individuos expuestos al humo del tabaco, tanto activa como pasivamenteIt is stressed that harmful health effects of chronic exposure to tobacco smoke affect almost all the functional systems of the human body, and damage hit both passive and active smokers in different ways. It is also pointed that passive smoking in children is particularly important as well as passive smoking in adults at home and at working place. Community physicians'prevention and promotion work should focus on children and adults alike. It is stated that present knowledge in this regard shows that imbalance of protease-antiprotease functions in lungs is the basis of important morphological and functional disorders. This imbalance is more likely in persons with intermediate and severe alpha-1 antitripsin defficiency phenotypes, but it is also favoured by a double mechanism in subjects exposed to tobacco smoke in a passive or active way

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

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

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    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

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

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    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

  3. Pro-poor growth and gender inequality

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    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...

  4. Theoretical perspectives on pro-environmental behaviours

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    Mariela PAVALACHE-ILIE

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper outlines a synthesis of the models (The rationalist models, models based on Theory of Reasoned Action/ Theory of Planned Behavior, prosocial models and antecedents of pro-environmental behaviors. The values models applicable for the study of pro-environmental behaviours (Rokeach’s; Schwartz’s; Kollmus and Agyeman synthesis, are presented afterwards, as the results of the studies which confirm the predictive role of values when it comes to pro-environmental behaviour.

  5. Distinguishing dimensions of pro-environmental behaviour

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    Lynn, Peter

    2014-01-01

    This study empirically identifies dimensions of behaviour that are distinct in terms of the extent to which people act pro-environmentally. Three dimensions are identified, relating to at-home, transport-related and purchasing behaviour. The correlation between behaviour in each dimension is explored and the characteristics and attitudes associated with the extent to which behaviour is pro-environmental in each dimension are compared. The correlates of pro-environmental behaviour are found to...

  6. Neuronal release of proBDNF

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    Yang, Jianmin; Siao, Chia-Jen; Nagappan, Guhan; Marinic, Tina; Jing, Deqiang; McGrath, Kelly; Chen, Zhe-Yu; Mark, Willie; Tessarollo, Lino; Lee, Francis S; Lu, Bai; Hempstead, Barbara L

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    Pro–brain-derived neurotrophic factor (proBDNF) and mature BDNF utilize distinct receptors to mediate divergent neuronal actions. Using new tools to quantitate endogenous BDNF isoforms, we found that mouse neurons secrete both proBDNF and mature BDNF. The highest levels of proBDNF and p75 were observed perinatally and declined, but were still detectable, in adulthood. Thus, BDNF actions are developmentally regulated by secretion of proBDNF or mature BDNF and by local expression of p75 and Trk...

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

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    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.

  8. 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

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    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

  9. Politics, class actors, and health sector reform in Brazil and Venezuela.

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    Mahmood, Qamar; Muntaner, Carles

    2013-03-01

    Universal access to healthcare has assumed renewed importance in global health discourse, along with a focus on strengthening health systems. These developments are taking place in the backdrop of concerted efforts to advocate moving away from vertical, disease-based approaches to tackling health problems. While this approach to addressing public health problems is a step in the right direction, there is still insufficient emphasis on understanding the socio-political context of health systems. Reforms to strengthen health systems and achieve universal access to healthcare should be cognizant of the importance of the socio-political context, especially state-society relations. That context determines the nature and trajectory of reforms promoting universality or any pro-equity change. Brazil and Venezuela in recent years have made progress in developing healthcare systems that aim to achieve universal access. These achievements are noteworthy given that, historically, both countries had a long tradition of healthcare systems which were highly privatized and geared towards access to healthcare for a small segment of the population while the majority was excluded. These achievements are also remarkable since they took place in an era of neoliberalism when many states, even those with universally-based healthcare systems, were moving in the opposite direction. We analyze the socio-political context in each of these countries and look specifically at how the changing state-society relations resulted in health being constitutionally recognized as a social right. We describe the challenges that each faced in developing and implementing healthcare systems embracing universality. Our contention is that achieving the principle of universality in healthcare systems is less of a technical matter and more a political project. It involves opposition from the socially conservative elements in the society. Navigation to achieve this goal requires a political strategy that

  10. Can tics be performed convincingly by an actor?

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    Müller-Vahl, Kirsten R; Riemann, Laura; Krämer, Hermann; Münchau, Alexander

    2014-01-01

    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. 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. 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). Our results further support the hypothesis that tics are not "abnormal" but "physiological" movements that are only misplaced both in time and context.

  11. Interaction among actors in retail market competition in malang city

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    Kurniawan, B.; Ma'ruf, M. F.

    2018-01-01

    In several countries, traditional market lose in competition with supermarket. Supermarket has several advantages compared with traditional market. It can provides consumers with lower prices, offer more varieties of products and higher quality products than traditional retailers, has more comfortable place for shopping. In Malang City, the existence of traditional traders was threatened. In a competitive retail market, traditional traders get less protection from the Government of Malang Municipality. Massive demonstrations conducted by traditional traders along with other society elements unable to stem the rapid growth of modern retail. This paper focus on the interaction of Malang Municipality actors in the local retail market competition. How those interaction can make imbalance retail market competition. The author uses descriptive-analytic method with a qualitative approach in this work. As a result, the interaction tend to produce imbalance retail market competition. Interaction between legislative, executive, bureaucracy and mass media tend to support modern retail growth than traditional one.

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

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    Debizet, Gilles; Blanco, Sylvie; Buclet, Nicolas; Forest, Fabrice; Gauthier, Caroline; La Branche, Stephane; Menanteau, Philippe; Schneuwly, Patrice; Tabourdeau, Antoine

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    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

  13. The actors of the photovoltaic sector in France

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    Houot, G.

    2010-01-01

    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.)

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

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    McDermott, Constance L.; Coad, Lauren; Helfgott, Ariella; Schroeder, Heike

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    “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

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

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    Nancy Palacios Mena

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    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.

  16. Role of Actors and Gender Factor in Disaster Management

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    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.

  17. Institutional and Actor-Oriented Factors Constraining Expert-Based Forest Information Exchange in Europe: A Policy Analysis from an Actor-Centred Institutionalist Approach

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    Tanya Baycheva-Merger

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Adequate and accessible expert-based forest information has become increasingly in demand for effective decisions and informed policies in the forest and forest-related sectors in Europe. Such accessibility requires a collaborative environment and constant information exchange between various actors at different levels and across sectors. However, information exchange in complex policy environments is challenging, and is often constrained by various institutional, actor-oriented, and technical factors. In forest policy research, no study has yet attempted to simultaneously account for these multiple factors influencing expert-based forest information exchange. By employing a policy analysis from an actor-centred institutionalist perspective, this paper aims to provide an overview of the most salient institutional and actor-oriented factors that are perceived as constraining forest information exchange at the national level across European countries. We employ an exploratory research approach, and utilise both qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse our data. The data was collected through a semi-structured survey targeted at forest and forest-related composite actors in 21 European countries. The results revealed that expert-based forest information exchange is constrained by a number of compound and closely interlinked institutional and actor-oriented factors, reflecting the complex interplay of institutions and actors at the national level. The most salient institutional factors that stand out include restrictive or ambiguous data protection policies, inter-organisational information arrangements, different organisational cultures, and a lack of incentives. Forest information exchange becomes even more complex when actors are confronted with actor-oriented factors such as issues of distrust, diverging preferences and perceptions, intellectual property rights, and technical capabilities. We conclude that expert-based forest information

  18. 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

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

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    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...

  19. Integrated Programs and Pro-Environmental Behaviour

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    Smith, Tiffany

    2008-01-01

    Research suggested that "nature experience as an education method played a role in developing environmental value and attitudes, and was influential in pro-environmental behaviour." Few of these studies however, assessed the long-term influences of outdoor education experiences on participants' pro-environmental behaviour. The Outward…

  20. 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'

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    Fernando Alves de Azevedo

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    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'.

  1. Actor-network Theory and cartography of controversies in Information Science

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    LOURENÇO, Ramon Fernandes; TOMAÉL, Maria Inês

    2018-01-01

    Abstract The present study aims to discuss the interactions between the Actor-network Theory and the Cartography of Controversies method in Information Science research. A literature review was conducted on books, scholarly articles, and any other sources addressing the Theory-Actor Network and Cartography of Controversies. The understanding of the theoretical assumptions that guide the Network-Actor Theory allows examining important aspects to Information Science research, seeking to identif...

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

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    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...

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

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

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    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.

  5. Troubleshooting ProSeal LMA

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    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.

  6. Pro Poor Growth in Cameroon

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    Samuel Fambon

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship between economic growth, poverty and income distribution in Cameroon, using both the data derived from three Cameroonian household surveys and the Poverty Equivalent Growth Rate (PEGR methodology developed by Kakwani et al. (2004, The study found that economic growth in Cameroon was pro poor over the period 1996–2007, which suggests that instead of increasing the economic growth rate alone, the poverty equivalent growth rate should also be maximized to achieve the poverty reduction objective, meaning that on the one hand, the growth rate should be boosted, and on the other, the distribution of income should also be concurrently improved. A decomposition of changes in poverty using the Kakwani (1997 approach reveal that the growth component dominates the redistribution component in the reduction of poverty. This suggests that the fall in absolute poverty over the survey period may be attributed to an increase in average household income, and not to the redistributive policies of the government.

  7. Pro-Anorexia and Pro-Recovery Photo Sharing: A Tale of Two Warring Tribes

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    Yom-Tov, Elad; Weber, Ingmar; Crain, Steven P

    2012-01-01

    Background There is widespread use of the Internet to promote anorexia as a lifestyle choice. Pro-anorexia content can be harmful for people affected or at risk of having anorexia. That movement is actively engaged in sharing photos on social networks such as Flickr. Objective To study the characteristics of the online communities engaged in disseminating content that encourages eating disorders (known as “pro-anorexia”) and to investigate if the posting of such content is discouraged by the posting of recovery-oriented content. Methods The extraction of pro-anorexia and pro-recovery photographs from the photo sharing site Flickr pertaining to 242,710 photos from 491 users and analyzing four separate social networks therein. Results Pro-anorexia and pro-recovery communities interact to a much higher degree among themselves than what is expected from the distribution of contacts (only 59-72% of contacts but 74-83% of comments are made to members inside the community). Pro-recovery users employ similar words to those used by pro-anorexia users to describe their photographs, possibly in order to ensure that their content appears when pro-anorexia users search for images. Pro-anorexia users who are exposed to comments from the opposite camp are less likely to cease posting pro-anorexia photographs than those who do not receive such comments (46% versus 61%), and if they cease, they do so approximately three months later. Our observations show two highly active communities, where most interaction is within each community. However, the pro-recovery community takes steps to ensure that their content is visible to the pro-anorexia community, both by using textual descriptions of their photographs that are similar to those used by the pro-anorexia group and by commenting to pro-anorexia content. The latter activity is, however, counterproductive, as it entrenches pro-anorexia users in their stance. Conclusions Our results highlight the nature of pro-anorexia and pro

  8. Pro-anorexia and pro-recovery photo sharing: a tale of two warring tribes.

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    Yom-Tov, Elad; Fernandez-Luque, Luis; Weber, Ingmar; Crain, Steven P

    2012-11-07

    There is widespread use of the Internet to promote anorexia as a lifestyle choice. Pro-anorexia content can be harmful for people affected or at risk of having anorexia. That movement is actively engaged in sharing photos on social networks such as Flickr. To study the characteristics of the online communities engaged in disseminating content that encourages eating disorders (known as "pro-anorexia") and to investigate if the posting of such content is discouraged by the posting of recovery-oriented content. The extraction of pro-anorexia and pro-recovery photographs from the photo sharing site Flickr pertaining to 242,710 photos from 491 users and analyzing four separate social networks therein. Pro-anorexia and pro-recovery communities interact to a much higher degree among themselves than what is expected from the distribution of contacts (only 59-72% of contacts but 74-83% of comments are made to members inside the community). Pro-recovery users employ similar words to those used by pro-anorexia users to describe their photographs, possibly in order to ensure that their content appears when pro-anorexia users search for images. Pro-anorexia users who are exposed to comments from the opposite camp are less likely to cease posting pro-anorexia photographs than those who do not receive such comments (46% versus 61%), and if they cease, they do so approximately three months later. Our observations show two highly active communities, where most interaction is within each community. However, the pro-recovery community takes steps to ensure that their content is visible to the pro-anorexia community, both by using textual descriptions of their photographs that are similar to those used by the pro-anorexia group and by commenting to pro-anorexia content. The latter activity is, however, counterproductive, as it entrenches pro-anorexia users in their stance. Our results highlight the nature of pro-anorexia and pro-recovery photo sharing and accentuate the need for

  9. Uso de tabaco e perfil lipídico-lipoprotéico plasmático em adolescentes Tobacco use and plasma lipid-lipoprotein profile in adolescents

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    Dartagnan Pinto Guedes

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar o impacto quanto ao uso de tabaco no perfil lipídico-lipoprotéico plasmático em amostra representativa de adolescentes. MÉTODOS: A amostra foi constituída por 452 sujeitos (246 moças e 206 rapazes com idades entre 15 e 18 anos. Os participantes completaram questionário estruturado auto-administrado com relação ao uso de tabaco. As concentrações de lipídeos-lipoproteínas plasmáticas foram estabelecidas mediante procedimentos laboratoriais. Os procedimentos da análise de covariância, controlando a participação da ingestão de gordura saturada e de colesterol dietético, foram empregados para identificar as diferenças entre os valores médios. As estimativas de odds ratio foram utilizadas para estabelecer o risco relativo dos adolescentes fumantes apresentarem perfil lipídico-lipoprotéico de risco aterogênico. RESULTADOS: A proporção de fumantes foi de 20,9% entre os rapazes e 15,4% entre as moças. O consumo médio de cigarros por dia foi de 9,2 ± 4,7 nos rapazes e 5,6 ± 3,1 nas moças. Quando comparados com não fumantes, rapazes e moças fumantes apresentaram níveis séricos de colesterol total, LDL-colesterol, triglicerídeos e apolipoproteína B100 significativamente mais elevados, e níveis séricos de HDL-colesterol significativamente menores. Adolescentes fumantes tenderam a demonstrar risco de níveis de lipídeos-lipoproteinas plasmáticas alterados duas vezes maior que não fumantes. CONCLUSÃO: Intervenções direcionadas à adoção de um estilo de vida saudável, incluindo abstenção do uso de tabaco, deverão iniciar-se em idades precoces na tentativa de prevenir ou retardar o desenvolvimento de lesões ateroscleróticas e minimizar o aparecimento de coronariopatias prematuras na idade adulta.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of tobacco use on plasma lipid lipoprotein profile in representative sample of adolescents. METHODS: A sample of 452 subjects (246 girls and 206 boys 15 to 18 years

  10. Consumo y exposición al humo de tabaco en mujeres embarazadas de Ecuador Smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke among pregnant women in Ecuador

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    Fernando A. Poletta

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Determinar la frecuencia de tabaquismo y exposición ambiental al humo de tabaco en mujeres embarazadas de Ecuador y describir los perfiles sociodemográficos asociados con esos factores de riesgo perinatal. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo transversal mediante una encuesta aplicada a mujeres de 18 a 46 años con más de 3 meses de embarazo que asistieron entre octubre de 2004 y septiembre de 2005 a sus consultas de seguimiento en siete servicios de maternidad de seis ciudades de Ecuador. Se analizaron los datos demográficos y de exposición medioambiental (variables independientes y su relación con el hábito de fumar cigarrillos y la exposición ambiental al humo de tabaco. RESULTADOS: De las 746 mujeres analizadas, 53,3% había fumado ocasionalmente y 4,3% había fumado habitualmente; de estas, 75,0% había dejado de fumar antes o durante el embarazo. De las encuestadas, 12,9% estuvo expuesta con frecuencia o siempre al humo de tabaco en ambientes cerrados. Tener mayor educación (11 años o más y un nivel socioeconómico medio o alto, ser caucásica y considerar aceptable que las mujeres de su comunidad fumen se asoció significativa y directamente con el hábito de fumar cigarrillos (P OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of smoking and second-hand smoke exposure among pregnant women in Ecuador and to describe the sociodemographic profiles associated with these perinatal risk factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study using a survey of women 18-46 years of age who were more than three months pregnant and attended follow-up consultations in seven maternity clinics in six cities in Ecuador between October 2004 and September 2005. Demographics and environmental exposure (independent variables data and their relationship to cigarette smoking and secondhand-smoke exposure were analyzed. RESULTS: Of the 746 women studied, 53.3% had smoked occasionally, and 4.3%, regularly; of these, 75% had quit smoking before or during

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

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    Buclet, Nicolas; Bouzidi, Youcef

    2003-01-01

    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

  12. Pengungkapan Pro Forma, Mendukung atau Menyesatkan Investor?

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    Yohanis Rura

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    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.

  13. Recollection and unitization in associating actors with extrinsic and intrinsic motions.

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    Kersten, Alan W; Earles, Julie L; Berger, Johanna D

    2015-04-01

    Four experiments provide evidence for a distinction between 2 different kinds of motion representations. Extrinsic motions involve the path of an object with respect to an external frame of reference. Intrinsic motions involve the relative motions of the parts of an object. This research suggests that intrinsic motions are represented conjointly with information about the identities of the actors who perform them, whereas extrinsic motions are represented separately from identity information. Experiment 1 demonstrated that participants remembered which actor had performed a particular intrinsic motion better than they remembered which actor had performed a particular extrinsic motion. Experiment 2 replicated this effect with incidental encoding of actor information, suggesting that encoding intrinsic motions leads one to automatically encode identity information. The results of Experiments 3 and 4 were fit by Yonelinas's (1999) source-memory model to quantify the contributions of familiarity and recollection to memory for the actors who carried out the intrinsic and extrinsic motions. Successful performance with extrinsic motion items in Experiment 3 required participants to remember in which scene contexts an actor had appeared, whereas successful performance in Experiment 4 required participants to remember the exact path taken by an actor in each scene. In both experiments, discrimination of old and new combinations of actors and extrinsic motions relied strongly on recollection, suggesting independent but associated representations of actors and extrinsic motions. In contrast, participants discriminated old and new combinations of actors and intrinsic motions primarily on the basis of familiarity, suggesting unitized representations of actors and intrinsic motions. (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).

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

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    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.

  15. Ser trabajador del tabaco después del cierre de las fincas. Reconfigurar la pertenencia social en un contexto de transformación

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    Gala Huilén Aguero

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    Full Text Available La región peri-urbana oeste de la ciudad de Salta atraviesa un proceso de transformación socio-espacial desde 1990. Este se caracteriza por la desaparición progresiva de las históricas plantaciones agrícolas y la instalación de nuevos proyectos inmobiliarios privados. Estas fincas productoras de tabaco estuvieron caracterizadas por el vínculo entre patrón y trabajadores, que implicaba no solo el mundo del trabajo sino también la residencia en las propiedades y una serie de intercambios, favores y deudas de orden moral[1], alrededor de un terreno compartido. La localidad de El Encón es un caso paradigmático de este proceso, ya que la última finca productora cerró sus puertas en 2014 para convertirse en un barrio privado, expulsando a las familias de trabajadores que supieron vivir y trabajar dentro de esta propiedad. Partiendo de una noción de espacio donde sus aspectos físico y social se encuentran imbricados (Bourdieu, referencia pensamos que las transformaciones al nivel material del espacio implican cambios en las formas de construir la pertenencia social; y que esta pertenencia está íntimamente ligada al territorio, entendiendo que este puede ser mantenido simbólicamente más allá de su desaparición física (Segato, 2007. Este artículo trata sobre las formas en que se reconfigura la pertenencia social de los antiguos trabajadores del tabaco y sus vinculaciones con el espacio de la finca. Para esto abordamos dos situaciones: el proceso de salida de la finca y cambio de casa de los últimos trabajadores; y la negociación entre los trabajadores más antiguos de la localidad y el ultimo patrón, a raíz del traslado de la estatua de la Virgen Patrona de la antigua finca a un espacio público de la comunidad. [1] Este vínculo se define no sólo por intercambios económicos ligados al mundo del trabajo, sino también por aspectos familiares, sociales y morales. Este tipo de vínculo ha sido muy estudiado por la Ciencias

  16. Factores asociados al consumo de tabaco en una población de adultos Risk factors associated with tobacco consumption in an adult population

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    Virginia Corina Samaniego

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación se planteó identificar factores asociados a la adicción al tabaco. El abordaje se basó en una articulación entre el paradigma transteorético de Prochaska y la perspectiva comunitaria de la salud pública. El universo lo constituyeron los integrantes de escuelas estatales para adultos del Partido de Avellaneda, Provincia de Buenos Aires. El total de la muestra fue de 888 sujetos. Se trabajó por censo. Se evaluaron los factores que se asociaban al consumo de tabaco en la población diana y de las variables que definían la fase en que se encontraban los sujetos según el modelo Transteorético de Prochaska. En nuestra población a diferencia de lo encontrado por Prochaska, existe una proporción mayor de sujetos en etapa de precontemplación (51,8%. Además, dentro del síndrome de abstinencia, predomina el síntoma de ansiedad. Por último, son las situaciones de afecto negativo las que provocan mayor tentación de fumar.The aim of this research was to identify the risk factors associated with tobacco addiction in an adult popu-lation. It was the first stage of a broader intervention field study. It was based in the articulation between the Transtheoretical Model of Change of Prochaska and the Public Health Community Perspective. The population were members of Public Schools for adults settled on the Avellaneda's district, in Buenos Aires province, 888 individuals composed the whole sample. We worked by census. A meaningful result is that in our population there is a bigger proportion of individuals in the Precontemplation stage (51,8% than in the U.S.A. Prochaska had demonstrated that approximately 40% of smokers were in this stage in that country. Another finding has been that within the abstinence syndrome, the anxiety symptom prevails. Lastly, negative emotion situations are the ones that tempts people to smoke more.

  17. 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

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    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.

  18. World health assembly to consider global treaty on tobacco control La asamblea mundial de la salud contemplará la adopción de un tratado mundial para el control del tabaco

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    Full Text Available Tras su aprobación por 171 Estados Miembros de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS el 1 de marzo de 2003, un tratado que marca un hito en la historia de la salud pública y que se encamina a controlar el abastecimiento y el consumo de tabaco será presentado ante la Asamblea Mundial de la Salud (AMS, que contemplará su adopción en la reunión que tendrá inicio el 19 de mayo de 2003 en Ginebra, Suiza. La AMS es la máxima autoridad decisoria de la OMS y su principal cometido es determinar las políticas de dicha Organización. El tratado propuesto, que se conoce por Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco (CMCT, abarca asuntos tales como la gravación del tabaco; la prevención y el tratamiento del hábito de fumar; el comercio ilícito, la publicidad, el patrocinio y la promoción de los producto del tabaco, y la rotulación de los paquetes y cajetillas. Si la Asamblea Mundial de la Salud adopta el CMCT, el tratado se abrirá a la firma de los Estados Miembros de la OMS. Después de que sea ratificado por 40 países, el tratado entrará en vigor en los países que lo hayan aprobado. Aunque desde 1970 ha habido casi 20 resoluciones de la Asamblea Mundial de la Salud encaminadas a apoyar iniciativas para el control del tabaco, la diferencia entre dichas resoluciones y el presente tratado radica en que el cumplimiento de las provisiones de este último tendrá fuerza jurídica para las distintas partes cuando el convenio entre en vigor. Los únicos tres países que se opusieron abiertamente al proyecto de texto aprobado el 1 de marzo de 2003 fueron Alemania, Cuba y Estados Unidos de América. Funcionarios del Gobierno estadounidense han señalado que tratarán de lograr que se enmiende la redacción del texto del tratado en la Asamblea Mundial de la Salud en mayo.

  19. Evaluación científico-técnica de la Ley General para el Control del Tabaco de México Scientific and technical evaluation of Mexico’s General Law for Tobacco Control

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    Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutiérrez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La Ley General para el Control del Tabaco, aprobada en febrero de 2008, busca proteger a la población mexicana de los efectos nocivos del tabaco y asegurar el derecho de los no fumadores a vivir y convivir en espacios 100% libres de humo de tabaco. La Ley considera el desarrollo de espacios libres de humo, pero también posibilita la existencia de áreas interiores para fumar. El presente ensayo examina la Ley y su Reglamento, artículo por artículo, evaluando su capacidad para asegurar la protección a la salud de la población de los efectos del humo de tabaco ambiental. El análisis revela imprecisiones conceptuales y operativas importantes, pero principalmente, señala de manera puntual las razones por las que las áreas interiores para fumar representan un riesgo a la salud de la población. Se concluye que la Ley debe ser reformada, eliminando la provisión de áreas interiores para fumar, de cualquier estructura cubierta en las áreas para fumar al aire libre y definiendo la distancia mínima entre estas áreas y las áreas 100% libres de humo de tabaco.The General Law for Tobacco Control, signed in February 2008, aims to protect the Mexican population against the negative effects associated with tobacco consumption and to guarantee the non-smoker's rights to live and relate in 100% smoke-free environments. The Law supports the development of smoke-free areas, but it also allows for indoor smoking areas. The present essay examines the Law and its Rule of Procedure, article by article, evaluating its capability to assure the protection of the population against the effects of environmental tobacco smoke. The analysis reveals conceptual and operative important imprecision, but mainly, discusses in detail the reasons why indoor smoking areas represent a health risk for the population. It concludes that the Law must be reformed, eliminating the provision of indoor smoking areas, any kind of roof in outdoor smoking areas and establising a

  20. GPU PRO 3 Advanced rendering techniques

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    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

  1. Defining and Theorizing Terrorism: A Global Actor-Centered Approach

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Arriving at a consensual definition of the phenomenon of terrorism has been a particularly difficult undertaking. Some definitions are either too specific or too vague, concentrating on some essential “terrorist” aspect of the actions, strategies, or types of non-state organizations that engage in terrorism. In this paper I draw on global approaches from international relations and world systems theories to propose a definition of terrorism that skirts these issues by concentrating on terrorist actors rather than terrorist behavior. I argue that this approach has several advantages, including the dissolution of several empirical and analytical problems produced by more essentialist definitions, and the location of terrorism within a two dimensional continuum of collective-violence phenomena in the international system which discloses important theoretical insights. I proceed to examine the characteristics of terrorism by comparing it with other forms of violence in the international system. I propose that terrorism may be part of the cycles and trends of unrest in the world system, responding to the same broad families of global dynamics as other forms of system-level conflict.

  2. La prostitución, una mirada desde sus actores

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    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.

  3. Can Tics be Performed Convincingly by an Actor?

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    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.

  4. El actor aglutinante: Nacionalismo y sociedad civil en Quebec.

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    Full Text Available This article aims to reconstruct the history of civil society in Quebec (Canada to relate it with nationalism, the rise of the welfare state, trade unions, Catholic Church and civil society, the dynamic forces of society. Through in-depth interviews with key leaders, exploration of institutional archives and specific literature, we work with a particular case that, when compared to Catalonia, will allow us to evaluate the importance of civil society within nationalism. This actor is not usually considered as the central subject of researches and rarely token into account, unlike political parties, their leaders or intellectuals. Currently, in a context of crisis of the state and political parties, it has begun to be considered that civil society can be a key factor for its ability to produce alliances between sectors, build hegemony and dialogue directly with the population. The study is divided into four parts: 1 the development of the theoretical framework along with the construction of the object of study and the hypotheses; 2 an analysis about the importance of the involvement of civil society in the construction of the nationalist movement in Quebec; 3 a comparison with the Catalan case; and, 4 finally some conclusions.

  5. [Indicators of governance in mental health policies and programmes in Mexico: a perspective of key actors].

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    Díaz-Castro, Lina; Arredondo, Armando; Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Blanca Estela; Hufty, Marc

    To analyse the role of Mexico's mental health system governance in the development of mental health policies and programmes, from the perspective of its own actors. A map was developed for identifying the actors in Mexico's mental health system. A guide was designed for in-depth interviews, which were recorded and arranged in categories for their analysis. The Atlas-ti v.7 software was used for the organisation of qualitative data and Policy Maker v.4 was used to determine the position and influence of actors within the health system. The actors were identified according to their level of influence in mental health policies: high, medium and low. Actors with a high level of influence participate in national policies, actors with medium influence are involved in regional or local policies and the participation of actors with a low level of influence is considered marginal. This study facilitated understanding of governance in mental health. The level of influence of the actors directly affects the scope of governance indicators. Relevant data were obtained to improve policies in mental health care. Copyright © 2016 SESPAS. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

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

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    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 schooling…

  7. Lone-Actor Terrorism. Toolkit Paper 1 : Practical Guidance for Mental Health Practitioners and Social Workers

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    2016-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to draw out practical implications for mental health practitioners and social workers in dealing with Lone-Actor Terrorism. It is not intended to provide a profile of lone-actor terrorists, but rather to offer guidance that may be of use to practitioners in Europe (and

  8. Lone Actor Terrorist Attack Planning and Preparation : A Data-Driven Analysis

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    Schuurman, B.W.; Bakker, E.; Gill, P.; Bouhana, N.

    2017-01-01

    This article provides an in-depth assessment of lone actor terrorists’ attack planning and preparation. A codebook of 198 variables related to different aspects of pre-attack behavior is applied to a sample of 55 lone actor terrorists. Data were drawn from open-source materials and complemented

  9. Camus' Actor as Tom Stoppard's Player; A Key to Interpreting "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead."

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    Zivanovic, Judith

    An examination of Albert Camus' definition of the actor in "The Myth on Sisyphus" helps to illuminate the character and role of The Player in Tom Stoppard's play and, hence, to bring light to an understanding of the philosophy of the play itself. The actor, for Camus, reveals our mortality in the face of the absurdity of our mortality,…

  10. Analysing Personal Characteristics of Lone-Actor Terrorists : Research Findings and Recommendations

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    Roy, de van Zuijdewijn J.; Bakker, E.

    2016-01-01

    This Research Note presents the outcome of a project that looked at the personal characteristics of lone-actor terrorists. It is part of the larger Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism (CLAT) project. The project described here aimed to improve understanding of, and responses to, the phenomenon of

  11. Optimal Placement of Actors in WSANs Based on Imposed Delay Constraints

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    Chunxi Yang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks (WSANs refer to a group of sensors and actors linked by wireless medium to probe environment and perform specific actions. Such certain actions should always be taken before a deadline when an event of interest is detected. In order to provide such services, the whole monitor area is divided into several virtual areas and nodes in the same area form a cluster. Clustering of the WSANs is often pursued to give that each actor acts as a cluster-head. The number of actors is related to the size and the deployment of WSANs cluster. In this paper, we find a method to determine the accurate number of actors which enables them to receive data and take actions in an imposed time-delay. The k-MinTE and the k-MaxTE clustering algorithm are proposed to form the minimum and maximum size of cluster, respectively. In those clustering algorithms, actors are deployed in such a way that sensors could route data to actors within k hops. Then, clusters are arranged by the regular hexagon. At last, we evaluate the placement of actors and results show that our approach is effective.

  12. 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

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    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

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

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    2008-01-01

    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.

  14. Actors of the hydrogen sector in France; Les acteurs de l'hydrogene en France

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    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

  15. Literacy testing objects as co-actors in framing bilingual childrens literacy development

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    Literacy testing objects as co-actors in framing bilingual children´s literacy development Based on Latour´s theoretical perspective that human beings delegate roles and responsibility to artifacts, it becomes important to track and research the objects that circulate within and between “sites...... of human social interaction” (Latour, 2005). Latour argues that objects – e.g. a literacy testing instrument – play a central role through the meaning, human beings delegate to objects. In this way objects become co-actors in a network through the agency human actors delegate to them, and objects mediate...... categories and artifacts based on the local context. The second is termed “globalising connects” that brings local actors in line with bigger and remote networks. In order to understand the semiotic function of artifacts in a meaning making network an ethnographic oriented approach with a focus on actor...

  16. Application of the actor model to large scale NDE data analysis

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    Coughlin, Chris

    2018-03-01

    The Actor model of concurrent computation discretizes a problem into a series of independent units or actors that interact only through the exchange of messages. Without direct coupling between individual components, an Actor-based system is inherently concurrent and fault-tolerant. These traits lend themselves to so-called "Big Data" applications in which the volume of data to analyze requires a distributed multi-system design. For a practical demonstration of the Actor computational model, a system was developed to assist with the automated analysis of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) datasets using the open source Myriad Data Reduction Framework. A machine learning model trained to detect damage in two-dimensional slices of C-Scan data was deployed in a streaming data processing pipeline. To demonstrate the flexibility of the Actor model, the pipeline was deployed on a local system and re-deployed as a distributed system without recompiling, reconfiguring, or restarting the running application.

  17. In dubio pro aegroti / Ants Nõmper

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    2007-01-01

    Kriminaalmenetluses kehtivast põhimõttest in dubio pro reo, mille kohaselt kõik kohtu arvates ebapiisavalt tõendatud asjaolud tuleb tõlgendada nii, nagu on kohtualusele kasulik. Patsiendikaitsest

  18. MacBook Pro Portable Genius

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    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

  19. Pro-social Motivation beyond Firm Boundaries

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    Foss, Nicolai; Milagres, Rosileia

    2014-01-01

    , contradicting the above argument. More constructively, the case of the Genolyptus network points to the importance of intensive communication, rewards that are tied to joint outcomes, knowledge-based authority and consensual decision-making as support arrangements that can build and sustain pro......An influential body of literature in macro-management research (notably, organization theory and strategic management) associates pro-social motivation solely with firm-like organizations, suggesting that such motivation cannot thrive under more market-like arrangements. We question this argument...... on theoretical, as well as empirical, grounds. As to the latter, we discuss the specific case of a network of firms in Brazil, the Genolyptus network. We argue that this particular network manifests strong pro-social motivations. This implies that pro-social motivations may thrive beyond corporate boundaries...

  20. PRoMoTo 2013 proceedings

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    Bishop, Judith; Tillmann, Nikolai; Puder, Arno; Naik, Vinayak

    2013-01-01

    Programming for Mobile and Touch (PRoMoTo'13) was held at the 2013 ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications (SPLASH 2013), October 2013 in Indianapolis, USA. Submissions for this event were invited in the general area of mobile and touch-oriented programming languages and programming environments, and teaching of programming for mobile devices. These are proceedings of the PRoMoTo'13.

  1. China's Coal Methane: Actors, Structures, Strategies and their Global Impacts

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    Chen, Ke; Charnoz, Olivier

    2012-12-01

    The need for China to alleviate its energy shortage, reduce its dependence on foreign sources and mitigate its climate impact is driving a dire quest for alternative fuels. Coal Mine Methane (CMM), in this context, holds significant potential. While the 11. Five-Year Plan aimed to capture and use 10 billion m"3 per year of CMM by 2010, the country achieved less than a quarter of this. This paper enquires into this puzzling outcome, which bears consequences for the world at large. China is indeed responsible for more than 40% of the world's total un-captured CMM emissions - which act as a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than CO_2, and whose role in global warming is often underestimated, especially in short- and medium-term climate strategies. While the Chinese central government may have incentive to work towards promoting CMM, the benefits of such policies at the sub-national level are far from self-evident. National CMM policies can have significant economic and social costs at the local level, and thus their implementation can be jeopardized. Implementation of such policies is inherently ambiguous, conflicting, and as such, political. Current research on the Chinese CMM industry has largely focused on its techno-economic aspects, with little if any politico-institutional analyses. As for policy research on the larger Chinese energy sector, this seems sturdily to embody a top-down view: it mostly ends up blaming the country's decentralized governance structure and lack of a stringent implementation chain. Such top-down approaches do not help uncover 'the sinews of war': the range of less formal mechanisms, negotiations and agreements among the local actors, without which implementation does not in fact occur at the sub-national level. Nor do top-down research approaches facilitate inquiry into the way local stakeholders re-frame the meaning, content and impact of CMM policies. More generally, the top-down approaches fail to consider the significance of

  2. Actors or Spectators? Vulnerability and Critical Environmental Law

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    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

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

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    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.

  4. Factores de protección ante el uso de tabaco y alcohol en jóvenes menores de edad

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    F. ARBINAGA IBARZÁBAL

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza el peso de 23 posibles factores de protección frente al inicio del consumo de tabaco y alcohol en jóvenes escolarizados. Se empleó una muestra de 112 sujetos menores de 18 años. Siete factores resultaron significativos (p<0,05: apego familiar, normas claras en la familia, alta autoestima, alto rendimiento escolar, cumplimiento de normas como ciudadano, normas claras en la escuela, autosatisfacción con el físico. Para el inicio en el consumo de alcohol se obtuvieron ocho factores significativos; apego familiar, normas claras en la familia, miedo a las drogas, alto rendimiento escolar, cumplimiento de normas como ciudadano, normas claras en la escuela, recibir buena formación en la escuela y búsqueda de consejo en la familia ante la realización nuevas actividades. Dichos factores resultaron afectados por las siguientes variables: sexo, antecedentes familiares y consumo en el grupo de iguales.

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

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    Santiaga Enriqueta Esparza Almanza

    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.

  6. Natural gas supply strategies for European energy market actors

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    Girault, Vincent

    2007-06-01

    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)

  7. SRC: marker or actor in prostate cancer aggressiveness.

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    Vlaeminck-Guillem, Virginie; Gillet, Germain; Rimokh, Ruth

    2014-01-01

    A key question for urologic practitioners is whether an apparently organ-confined prostate cancer (PCa) is actually aggressive or not. The dilemma is to specifically identify among all prostate tumors the very aggressive high-grade cancers that will become life-threatening by developing extra-prostatic invasion and metastatic potential and the indolent cancers that will never modify a patient's life expectancy. A choice must be made between several therapeutic options to achieve the optimal personalized management of the disease that causes as little harm as possible to patients. Reliable clinical, biological, or pathological markers that would enable distinctions to be made between aggressive and indolent PCas in routine practice at the time of initial diagnosis are still lacking. The molecular mechanisms that explain why a PCa is aggressive or not are also poorly understood. Among the potential markers and/or actors in PCa aggressiveness, Src and other members of the Src kinase family, are valuable candidates. Activation of Src-dependent intracellular pathways is frequently observed in PCa. Indeed, Src is at the cross-roads of several pathways [including androgen receptor (AR), TGFbeta, Bcl-2, Akt/PTEN or MAPK, and ERK …], and is now known to influence some of the cellular and tissular events that accompany tumor progression: cell proliferation, cell motility, invasion, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, resistance to apoptosis, angiogenesis, neuroendocrine differentiation, and metastatic spread. Recent work even suggests that Src could also play a part in PCa initiation in coordination with the AR. The aim of this review is to gather data that explore the links between the Src kinase family and PCa progression and aggressiveness.

  8. Src: marker or actor of prostate cancer aggressiveness

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    Virginie eVlaeminck-Guillem

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available A key question for urologic practitioners is whether an apparently organ-confined prostate cancer is actually aggressive or not. The dilemma is to specifically identify among all prostate tumors the very aggressive high-grade cancers that will become life-threatening by developing extra-prostatic invasion and metastatic potential and the indolent cancers that will never modify a patient’s life expectancy. A choice must be made between several therapeutic options to achieve the optimal personalized management of the disease that causes as little harm as possible to patients. Reliable clinical, biological or pathological markers that would enable distinctions to be made between aggressive and indolen prostate cancers in routine practice at the time of initial diagnosis are still lacking. The molecular mechanisms that explain why a prostate cancer is aggressive or not are also poorly understood. Among the potential markers and/or actors in prostate cancer aggressiveness, Src and other members of the Src kinase family, are valuable candidates. Activation of Src-dependent intracellular pathways is frequently observed in prostate cancer. Indeed, Src is at the cross-roads of several pathways (including androgen receptor, TGFbeta, Bcl-2, Akt/PTEN or MAPK and ERK …, and is now known to influence some of the cellular and tissular events that accompany tumor progression: cell proliferation, cell motility, invasion, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, resistance to apoptosis, angiogenesis, neuroendocrine differentiation, and metastatic spread. Recent work even suggests that Src could also play a part in prostate cancer initiation in coordination with the androgen receptor. The aim of this review is to gather data that explores the links between the Src kinase family and prostate cancer progression and aggressiveness.

  9. The key role of supply chain actors in groundwater irrigation development in North Africa

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    Lejars, Caroline; Daoudi, Ali; Amichi, Hichem

    2017-09-01

    The role played by supply chain actors in the rapid development of groundwater-based irrigated agriculture is analyzed. Agricultural groundwater use has increased tremendously in the past 50 years, leading to the decline of water tables. Groundwater use has enabled intensification of existing farming systems and ensured economic growth. This "groundwater economy" has been growing rapidly due to the initiative of farmers and the involvement of a wide range of supply chain actors, including suppliers of equipment, inputs retailers, and distributors of irrigated agricultural products. In North Africa, the actors in irrigated production chains often operate at the margin of public policies and are usually described as "informal", "unstructured", and as participating in "groundwater anarchy". This paper underlines the crucial role of supply chain actors in the development of groundwater irrigation, a role largely ignored by public policies and rarely studied. The analysis is based on three case studies in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, and focuses on the horticultural sub-sector, in particular on onions and tomatoes, which are irrigated high value crops. The study demonstrates that although supply chain actors are catalyzers of the expansion of groundwater irrigation, they could also become actors in adaptation to the declining water tables. Through their informal activities, they help reduce market risks, facilitate credit and access to subsidies, and disseminate innovation. The interest associated with making these actors visible to agricultural institutions is discussed, along with methods of getting them involved in the management of the resource on which they depend.

  10. Neuroimaging of the joint Simon effect with believed biological and non-biological co-actors.

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    Wen, Tanya; Hsieh, Shulan

    2015-01-01

    Performing a task alone or together with another agent can produce different outcomes. The current study used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural underpinnings when participants performed a Go/Nogo task alone or complementarily with another co-actor (unseen), whom was believed to be another human or a computer. During both complementary tasks, reaction time data suggested that participants integrated the potential action of their co-actor in their own action planning. Compared to the single-actor task, increased parietal and precentral activity during complementary tasks as shown in the fMRI data further suggested representation of the co-actor's response. The superior frontal gyrus of the medial prefrontal cortex was differentially activated in the human co-actor condition compared to the computer co-actor condition. The medial prefrontal cortex, involved thinking about the beliefs and intentions of other people, possibly reflects a social-cognitive aspect or self-other discrimination during the joint task when believing a biological co-actor is present. Our results suggest that action co-representation can occur even offline with any agent type given a priori information that they are co-acting; however, additional regions are recruited when participants believe they are task-sharing with another human.

  11. Bombing alone: tracing the motivations and antecedent behaviors of lone-actor terrorists,.

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    Gill, Paul; Horgan, John; Deckert, Paige

    2014-03-01

    This article analyzes the sociodemographic network characteristics and antecedent behaviors of 119 lone-actor terrorists. This marks a departure from existing analyses by largely focusing upon behavioral aspects of each offender. This article also examines whether lone-actor terrorists differ based on their ideologies or network connectivity. The analysis leads to seven conclusions. There was no uniform profile identified. In the time leading up to most lone-actor terrorist events, other people generally knew about the offender's grievance, extremist ideology, views, and/or intent to engage in violence. A wide range of activities and experiences preceded lone actors' plots or events. Many but not all lone-actor terrorists were socially isolated. Lone-actor terrorists regularly engaged in a detectable and observable range of activities with a wider pressure group, social movement, or terrorist organization. Lone-actor terrorist events were rarely sudden and impulsive. There were distinguishable behavioral differences between subgroups. The implications for policy conclude this article. © 2013 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  12. Comparisons of Multilevel Modeling and Structural Equation Modeling Approaches to Actor-Partner Interdependence Model.

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    Hong, Sehee; Kim, Soyoung

    2018-01-01

    There are basically two modeling approaches applicable to analyzing an actor-partner interdependence model: the multilevel modeling (hierarchical linear model) and the structural equation modeling. This article explains how to use these two models in analyzing an actor-partner interdependence model and how these two approaches work differently. As an empirical example, marital conflict data were used to analyze an actor-partner interdependence model. The multilevel modeling and the structural equation modeling produced virtually identical estimates for a basic model. However, the structural equation modeling approach allowed more realistic assumptions on measurement errors and factor loadings, rendering better model fit indices.

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

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    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

  14. Actor-critic-based ink drop spread as an intelligent controller

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    SAGHA, Hesam; AFRAKOTI, Iman Esmaili Paeen; BAGHERISHOURAKI, Saeed

    2014-01-01

    This paper introduces an innovative adaptive controller based on the actor-critic method. The proposed approach employs the ink drop spread (IDS) method as its main engine. The IDS method is a new trend in soft-computing approaches that is a universal fuzzy modeling technique and has been also used as a supervised controller. Its process is very similar to the processing system of the human brain. The proposed actor-critic method uses an IDS structure as an actor and a 2-dimensional...

  15. Lone-Actor Terrorism. Toolkit Paper 1: Practical Guidance for Mental Health Practitioners and Social Workers

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    The aim of this paper is to draw out practical implications for mental health practitioners and social workers in dealing with Lone-Actor Terrorism. It is not intended to provide a profile of lone-actor terrorists, but rather to offer guidance that may be of use to practitioners in Europe (and beyond), supporting the development of strategies to detect and deal with potential lone-actor terrorists and to understand the possible risk posed by persons of interest. This paper presents three sets...

  16. Human melioidosis reported by ProMED.

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    Nasner-Posso, Katherinn Melissa; Cruz-Calderón, Stefania; Montúfar-Andrade, Franco E; Dance, David A B; Rodriguez-Morales, Alfonso J

    2015-06-01

    There are limited sources describing the global burden of emerging diseases. A review of human melioidosis reported by ProMED was performed and the reliability of the data retrieved assessed in comparison to published reports. The effectiveness of ProMED was evaluated as a source of epidemiological data by focusing on melioidosis. Using the keyword 'melioidosis' in the ProMED search engine, all of the information from the reports and collected data was reviewed using a structured form, including the year, country, gender, occupation, number of infected individuals, and number of fatal cases. One hundred and twenty-four entries reported between January 1995 and October 2014 were identified. A total of 4630 cases were reported, with death reported in 505 cases, suggesting a misleadingly low overall case fatality rate (CFR) of 11%. Of 20 cases for which the gender was reported, 12 (60%) were male. Most of the cases were reported from Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and Malaysia, with sporadic reports from other countries. 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. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  17. Pro forma: impact on communication skills?

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    Morris, Marie; Donohoe, Gary; Hennessy, Martina; O Ciardha, Caoilte

    2013-10-01

    A doctor performs 160 000-300 000 interviews during a lifetime career, thus making the medical interview the most common procedure in clinical medicine. It is reported that 60-80 per cent of diagnosis is based on history taking, yet there is little published data advising on the best method for medical students to initially attain and further refine these core skills during their medical degree. Medical students interviewed two patients: using an open interview first, based on the Calgary-Cambridge approach, and then using a structured pro forma. The students' medical data were assessed by a senior lecturer, and their communication skills were assessed by a behavioural scientist and by the patients. An exact Wilcoxon paired signed rank test was conducted to determine whether there was a difference between the open interview and pro forma methods for history taking and communication skills. The test yielded p-values of 0.0017 and 0.069, respectively, with the pro forma method providing a statistically significantly higher history-taking score and communication score than the open interview method. Subjectively, patients reported the pro forma method as being preferable. Medical students in the early years of training benefit from a structured history-taking pro forma to assist them gather an accurate data set without compromising their interpersonal and communication skills. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  18. BDNF pro-peptide regulates dendritic spines via caspase-3

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    Guo, J; Ji, Y; Ding, Y; Jiang, W; Sun, Y; Lu, B; Nagappan, G

    2016-01-01

    The precursor of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) (proBDNF) is enzymatically cleaved, by either intracellular (furin/PC1) or extracellular proteases (tPA/plasmin/MMP), to generate mature BDNF (mBDNF) and its pro-peptide (BDNF pro-peptide). Little is known about the function of BDNF pro-peptide. We have developed an antibody that specifically detects cleaved BDNF pro-peptide, but not proBDNF or mBDNF. Neuronal depolarization elicited a marked increase in extracellular BDNF pro-peptide,...

  19. GAVE multi-actor process. A exemplified study with recommendations for a follow-up traject; GAVE multi-actor proces. Een voorbeeldstudie met aanbevelingen voor het vervolgtraject

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    Diepenmaat, H.B. [Actors Procesmanagement, Zeist (Netherlands)

    2000-02-01

    The focus is on GAVE as an integral multi-actor process, as a collaboration process in which the parties have to find each other. The reason for this multi-actor approach is that the parties themselves have to realise the importance of sustainable energy. A multi-actor approach uses this crucial fact as the starting point. By means of the use of specific multi-actor methods and insights, it is possible during the collaboration process to develop a clear idea of the content of the joint path and the intended collaborative future, while paying specific attention to the individual roles of the players. Based on this, a well- considered and promising realisation path can be followed. The objective of this study is to illustrate - on the basis of two GAVE options - how the multi-actor approach can support the GAVE programme. In doing this, emphasis is placed on examples, the demonstration of added value of such an approach, and making recommendations for the future. Two experiments have been carried out on the basis of the Trinity approach. The Trinity approach is a set of methods specifically developed for supporting change processes which involve many parties (i.e. multi-actor processes). Trinity helps those involved to obtain a clear picture of both the route to be followed and the future situation to be aimed at. The term 'picture' must be understood literally: an important aspect of Trinity is the collaboration and communication with multi-actor models (also referred to as actorprints). By means of a diagram technique (figures and arrows) these models demonstrate the cohesion between the roles and activities of the various parties involved. The modelling process is instrumental in this; the actual result is that the image that is developed is formed and backed up by the participants in the process. Within these experiments, we have, so far, worked mainly in the shadow of the current GAVE process. A forceful participative use of the actor approach is

  20. 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

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    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

  1. 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

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    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

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

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    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.

  3. Examining actors into boosting the provision of universal service in the Vietnamese context

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    Do Manh, Thai; Williams, Idongesit

    2017-01-01

    are very important in formulating and implementing universal service policy. Originality/value - There have been a few studies applying actor network theory in analysing the formulation of policy, especially in universal service. The paper wants to close this gap.......Purpose - The paper looks at the formulation of the BMGF-VN project to examine which actors participated in the formulation of this project, how their interests were translated into this project, and what lessons may be drawn for the formulation and implementation of universal service policy...... in Vietnam in general. Design/methodology/approach - The paper recruits the actor network theory and qualitative analysis to analyse the BMGF-VN project. Findings - the involvement of non-government actors in formulating and implementing the project, the focus not only on the supply side but also demand side...

  4. Actor networks in strategic niche management : insights from social network theory

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    Caniëls, M.C.J.; Romijn, H.A.

    2008-01-01

    This paper contributes to Strategic Niche Management (SNM), an analytical technique designed to facilitate the introduction and diffusion of radically new sustainable technologies through societal experiments. According to SNM, intensive networking among social actors is a crucial process for the

  5. The influence of socio cultural dynamics on convergence communication of aquaculture agribusiness actors

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    Oktavia, Y.

    2018-03-01

    This research aims to: (1) Analyze the level of socio-cultural dynamics of agibusiness aquaculture actors. (2) Analyze the influence of socio-cultural dynamics on convergence communication of capacity development of aquaculture agribusiness actors.Data was collected by questionnaire and interview of group members on agribusiness. Data analyze was done by descriptive and inferential statistics with using SEM method. The result of descriptive statistics on 284 agribusiness members showed that: Socio-cultural dynamics of agibusiness aquaculture actors was in low category, as shown by lack of the role of customary institutions and quality of local leadership.The communication convergence is significantly and positively influenced by the communication behavior of agribusiness actors in access information.

  6. Bridging the gap between non-state actors and the state in ...

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    State Actors (NSAs) particularly, Civil Society Organizations' (CSOs) in public policy process in Nigeria. Using library retrieval technique, the paper argues that the state and NSAs have different but coordinate roles to play within the limit ...

  7. Book Review: A Liberal Actor in a Realist World the European Union ...

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    Abstract. Book Title: A Liberal Actor in a Realist World the European Union Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy. Book Author: Andreas Goldthau & Nick Sitter. Oxford University Press Oxford 2015. ISBN 9780198719595 ...

  8. Competing actors in the climate change arena in Mexico: A network analysis.

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    Ortega Díaz, Araceli; Gutiérrez, Erika Casamadrid

    2018-06-01

    This paper analyzes the actors in the climate change arena and their influence in directing Mexico toward policies that decrease greenhouse gas emissions, such as the carbon tax and climate change law. The network analysis of the agreement of these laws and public policies in Mexico is a lesson for any country that is in the process of designing and adopting environmental laws. The research is performed using a network analysis that is derived from interviews with various main actors and a discourse analysis of the media. Results show that actors do not coordinate their efforts-they meet frequently but in different inter-ministerial commissions-and do not enforce the same policies. The actors in the industry have formed strong coalitions against the carbon tax and the General Law on Climate Change, whereas international institutions have formed coalitions that support these policies and laws. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Market structure and performance of value chain actors in hides and ...

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    Market structure and performance of value chain actors in hides and skins processing and marketing in Nigeria. ... There was high performance in hides and skins processing and marketing in Nigeria. ... EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT

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

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    1999-01-01

    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

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

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

    2015-01-01

    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...... case the wrist band, the lock and the scooter board, take on meaning within discourses in the ‘inclusive’ classroom. We illuminate how these non-human actors contribute to the constitution of the ‘normal’ and the regulation of educators and children. To trouble the working of power and the control...

  12. ProMot: a decision support tool for electric motor users; ProMot: ein Werkzeug zur Entscheidungsfindung fuer Motorenbetreiber

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    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)

  13. ProMot: a decision support tool for electric motor users; ProMot: ein Werkzeug zur Entscheidungsfindung fuer Motorenbetreiber

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    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)

  14. Ambiente familiar e consumo de álcool e tabaco entre adolescentes Familiar environment and use of alcohol and tobacco among teenagers

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    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

  15. Prevalência da exposição ao fumo ambiental do tabaco em casa e do tabagismo na população Portuguesa – o estudo INAsma

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Introdução: Neste estudo, pretendemos: 1 estimar a prevalência, na população portuguesa, da exposição ao fumo ambiental do tabaco em casa; 2 estimar a prevalência de tabagismo em Portugal; 3 identificar as características sociais e pessoais associadas ao tabagismo ou à exposição ao fumo ambiental do tabaco. Métodos: Estudo transversal consistindo na aplicação, à população, a nível nacional, de questionário telefónico. Completaram a entrevista 6 003 indivíduos. A exposição ao fumo ambiental do tabaco em casa foi definida como a exposição, em casa, ao fumo do tabaco de, pelo menos, um fumador atual. Por fumador entendeu-se um indivíduo com ≥ 15 anos que fumou, pelo menos, um cigarro por dia durante um período de um ano; um fumador atual fumou no último mês. Resultados: Referiram exposição ao fumo ambiental do tabaco em casa 26,6% dos participantes (IC 95%: 25,5-27,7. Viver num agregado familiar constituído por ≥ 4 pessoas (OR = 2,31; IC 95%: [1,81-2,96], ser fumador atual (OR = 7,29; IC 95%: [5,74-9,26] ou ter asma atual (OR = 2,06; IC 95%: [1,45-2,94] associaram-se positivamente à exposição ao fumo ambiental do tabaco. Na análise estratificada por sexo, o efeito da asma atual manteve-se apenas nas mulheres.Atualmente, 19,0% (IC 95%: 18,0-20,0 da população portuguesa é fumadora e 17,2% (IC 95%: 16,2-18,2 são ex-fumadores. A prevalência de fumadores atuais é mais elevada nos homens do que nas mulheres (26,5 versus 12,2%, p < 0,001. A probabilidade de ser um fumador atual foi maior nos homens, nas pessoas mais instruídas e nos indivíduos expostos, em casa, ao fumo ambiental do tabaco. Na análise estratificada por sexo, o efeito da escolaridade manteve-se apenas nas mulheres. Conclusão: A exposição ao fumo ambiental do tabaco em casa foi mais elevada do

  16. Comportamiento de las variables meteorológicas para el monitoreo del moho azul del tabaco durante las campañas 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, en la Provincia de Matanzas

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    La provincia de Matanzas, al igual que muchos lugares del país, tiene poca  experiencia en el manejo del cultivo del tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum L.), por lo que la incorporación de todos los sectores, a su manejo integrado es decisiva, especialmente ante la presencia  de plagas y enfermedades en las que su aparición, establecimiento y diseminación se relacionan directamente con el comportamiento  de las variables meteorológicas;  tal es el ...

  17. Efectos terapéuticos del factor de crecimiento de hígado (LGF) en un modelo de enfisema experimental inducido por la exposición crónica al humo del tabaco

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    Tesis doctoral inédita leída en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Bioquímica. Fecha de lectura: 26/06/2014 El desarrollo de enfisema es un aspecto característico de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC), siendo el humo de tabaco el principal factor de riesgo. Actualmente, el tratamiento de la EPOC consiste en la administración de broncodilatadores y corticoesteroides para controlar la función pulmonar, los síntomas y las exacer...

  18. 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

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    Aremis Villalobos

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    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

  19. Tabaco y medios de comunicación escritos en España: una atracción fatal Tobacco advertising and printed mass media in Spain: a fatal attraction

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    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.

  20. 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

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    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

  1. 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

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    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

  2. Implementation of smokefree workplaces: challenges in Latin America Implementación de lugares de trabajo libres de humo de tabaco: desafíos en América Latina

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    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

  3. La función de la Oficina Nacional para el Control del Tabaco en México The role of the National Office for Tobacco Control in Mexico

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    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

  4. 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

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    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

  5. Agentes socializadores en actividad físico-deportiva, consumo de alcohol y tabaco. Relación existente entre estas conductas en un estudio longitudinal de estudiantes Costa Rica, México y España.

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    Meneses Montero, Maureen

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    Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte El presente trabajo denominado “Agentes socializadores en actividad físico-deportiva, consumo de alcohol y tabaco. Relación existente entre estas conductas en un estudio longitudinal de estudiantes de Costa Rica, México y España”, se ha elaborado con el fin de tener una aproximación al contexto de los adolescentes entre 13 a 17 años que cursan la Educación Secundaria a lo largo de cinco años consecutivos en institucione...

  6. [Can we consider the journalist an actor in suicide prevention?

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    Notredame, C-E; Pauwels, N; Vaiva, G; Danel, T; Walter, M

    2016-10-01

    After more than 50 years of dedicated research, media coverage of suicide is now well known to have a significant influence on the suicide epidemiology. This influence is supposed to result from two opposite effects. The Werther effect (WE) refers to the robust increase of suicide rates following the publication of a suicide story. This specific kind of mass cluster implies a suggestion process, i.e. imitation of the depicted death by vulnerable persons. In contract, the preventive potential of medias has been labeled the "Papageno effect" (PE). Although more recently discovered and far less known, PE predicts that journalists can help prevent suicidal behaviors beyond a simple WE reduction. Because PE and WE directly bridge journalistic productions to suicidal events, several national and international health organisms (including the World Health Organization) started to see the media as new prevention opportunities. In this paper, we intend to assess the extent to which journalists can be considered as public health actors in the specific field of suicide prevention. Based on a critical review of the so-called Media effect studies, we explore the opportunities, limits and constraints of collaborating with media professionals for public health actions. For that purpose, we focus on the main strategy employed so far, namely providing recommendations for more cautious coverage of suicide. An overview of the efficacy of these recommendations serves not only as a starting point for understanding how public health and journalistic perspectives can confront, but also how they can be combined in a fertile way. Numerous suicide prevention organisms developed strategies in order to assist journalists in reporting suicide stories in a safer way. As a formal support to these strategies, around 30 national or international guides have been produced around the word, with the shared aim of reducing WE and, eventually, promoting PE. The recommendations about articles' style

  7. Pro-static Agents in Jet Fuels

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    recent survey of jet fuels at 10 airports and 3 military bases in the United States [6]. Consequently , the results of the present study can be directly...as quickly as it is generated. Consequently , compounds that increase conductivity above 50 pS/m are not pro-static agents in the sense implied here...Additive Con, 1000 pPm CORROSION INHIBITORS UNiCOrn J COPIOCO T- 60 LU$RIZOL 541 TOLAD 245 OCI 4A] PRO ig ., NALCO 5400 TOLAD 244 , MALCO 5402 GULF 170 "Y2

  8. Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

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    Ekert, Paul

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    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.

  9. MacBook Pro Portable Genius

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    Miser, Brad

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    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

  10. HDR Efex Pro After the Shoot

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    Sholik, Stan

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    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

  11. Pro Agile NET Development with Scrum

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    Blankenship, Jerrel; Millett, Scott

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    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

  12. Teaching with ArcGIS Pro

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    Theller, Larry

    2016-01-01

    For Fall semester 2016 the ABE department moved the course ASM 540 Basic GIS from ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 to ArcGIS Pro 1.3. This software from ESRI has a completely new look and feel, (ribbon-based rather than cascading menus) and is a true 64 bit application, capable of multi-threading, and built on Python 3. After ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 is released, desktop ends and the future release will be ArcGIS Pro; so it makes sense to switch sooner rather than later. This talk will discuss some issues and...

  13. Cumplimiento con la legislación de ambientes libres de humo de tabaco en México Compliance with the tobacco smoke free ambience legislation in Mexico

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    2002-07-01

    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.)

  16. The actor set-up of TV advertising. A new process for hybrid formats

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    von Rimscha, M Bjørn; Rademacher, Patrick

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    The paper introduces a basic description of the advertising process in TV advertising and discusses how this process might be altered when 30 second spots are replaced by hybrid advertising formats such as sponsoring and placements. For each actor in the process the potential benefit of hybrid advertising is identified and the respective interest in changing the process is deduced. A qualitative interview study with representatives from each actor in the process is used to illustrate that con...

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

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    Philip M. Fearnside

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    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...

  18. Managing Actors, Resources, and Activities in Innovation Ecosystems – A Design Science Approach

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    Part 13: Design Science and Business Models - Design Science Research; International audience; Through a design science approach, the paper explores how actors in a network create and sustain competitive advantage independently and through participation in a system of actors (i.e., a collaborative network) who are not hierarchically managed but, rather, act toward their own goals within the innovation ecosystem. In accordance with design studies, the relevance of research and its quality are ...

  19. Sovereign Wealth Funds as Global Economic and Political Actors: Defining of Notions

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    Full Text Available The article devoted to consideration of sovereign wealth funds (SWF as economic and political actors as well as analysis of different forms of their activity in the contemporary global economics and politics. The author comes to the conclusion, that sovereign wealth funds play not only the role of providers of interests of the national states, but being the special purpose vehicles (SPV, designated to fulfill the different tasks, turn out to be the new type of global actors.

  20. Adversarial Advantage Actor-Critic Model for Task-Completion Dialogue Policy Learning

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    Peng, Baolin; Li, Xiujun; Gao, Jianfeng; Liu, Jingjing; Chen, Yun-Nung; Wong, Kam-Fai

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    This paper presents a new method --- adversarial advantage actor-critic (Adversarial A2C), which significantly improves the efficiency of dialogue policy learning in task-completion dialogue systems. Inspired by generative adversarial networks (GAN), we train a discriminator to differentiate responses/actions generated by dialogue agents from responses/actions by experts. Then, we incorporate the discriminator as another critic into the advantage actor-critic (A2C) framework, to encourage the...

  1. Consumo de tabaco en titulados universitarios: El Proyecto SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra Smoking among a cohort of Spanish university graduates: The SUN Project

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    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

  2. Consumo de tabaco en estudiantes de educación secundaria de Argentina Tobacco use among secondary school students in Argentina

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    Fernando Verra

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Evaluar la prevalencia de tabaquismo en adolescentes argentinos y caracterizar el consumo, los factores relacionados con el inicio de este hábito y la exposición al tabaquismo pasivo en el hogar. MÉTODOS: Estudio de corte transversal mediante una encuesta anónima a estudiantes de 12- 18 años de 8.° grado de la educación básica y 2.° curso de la enseñanza superior o polimodal. El estudio se realizó en 2002 en 239 escuelas de cinco urbes argentinas (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Partidos del Gran Buenos Aires, Gran Córdoba, Gran Mendoza y Santa Fe. La muestra aleatoria se estratificó según el nivel socioeconómico y las proporciones se calcularon a partir de la muestra expandida derivada de las fracciones de muestreo de cada etapa. RESULTADOS: Respondieron las encuestas 11 734 alumnos (50,5% varones; 44,1% de 12-14 años y 56,7% de 15-18 años. En general, 30,0% de los varones y 35,0% de las mujeres eran fumadores al momento de la encuesta (22,5% en el grupo de 12-14 años y 40,1% en el de 15- 18 años. La principal razón alegada para comenzar a fumar fue " para probar" (43,7%; 44,3% de los estudiantes que fumaban lo hacía cuando estaban ansiosos. En total, 64,5% manifestó querer dejar de fumar y 72,5% de los fumadores intentó dejarlo, aunque menos de 8% de los fumadores había recibido ayuda profesional para ello. La inmensa mayoría consideró como no saludable el consumo de tabaco (93,5% y el humo del tabaco ajeno (89,6%. Solo 30,4% refirió no haber recibido información adecuada sobre el daño que provoca el tabaquismo. Más de 70% de los adolescentes convivía con un fumador. CONCLUSIONES: Existe una alta prevalencia de tabaquismo en los estudiantes argentinos, especialmente en las mujeres. Se deben establecer políticas destinadas a prevenir el inicio del consumo en la educación secundaria. Se recomienda prohibir la publicidad de los productos de tabaco y colocar advertencias sanitarias más fuertes y

  3. Getting acquainted: Actor and partner effects of attachment and temperament on young children's peer behavior.

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    McElwain, Nancy L; Holland, Ashley S; Engle, Jennifer M; Ogolsky, Brian G

    2014-06-01

    Guided by a dyadic view of children's peer behavior, this study assessed actor and partner effects of attachment security and temperament on young children's behavior with an unfamiliar peer. At 33 months of age, child-mother attachment security was assessed via a modified Strange Situation procedure, and parents reported on child temperament (anger proneness and social fearfulness). At 39 months, same-sex children (N = 114, 58 girls) were randomly paired, and child dyads were observed during 3 laboratory visits occurring over 1 month. Actor-partner interdependence models, tested via multilevel modeling, revealed that actor security, partner anger proneness, and acquaintanceship (e.g., initial vs. later visits) combined to predict child behavior. Actor security predicted more responsiveness to the new peer partner at the initial visit, regardless of partner anger proneness. Actor security continued to predict responsiveness at the 2nd and 3rd visits when partner anger was low, but these associations were nonsignificant when partner anger was high. Actor security also predicted a less controlling assertiveness style at the initial visit when partner anger proneness was high, yet this association was nonsignificant by the final visit. The findings shed light on the dynamic nature of young children's peer behavior and indicate that attachment security is related to behavior in expected ways during initial interactions with a new peer, but may change as children become acquainted. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved.

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

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    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.

  5. Compositional schedulability analysis of real-time actor-based systems.

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    Jaghoori, Mohammad Mahdi; de Boer, Frank; Longuet, Delphine; Chothia, Tom; Sirjani, Marjan

    2017-01-01

    We present an extension of the actor model with real-time, including deadlines associated with messages, and explicit application-level scheduling policies, e.g.,"earliest deadline first" which can be associated with individual actors. Schedulability analysis in this setting amounts to checking whether, given a scheduling policy for each actor, every task is processed within its designated deadline. To check schedulability, we introduce a compositional automata-theoretic approach, based on maximal use of model checking combined with testing. Behavioral interfaces define what an actor expects from the environment, and the deadlines for messages given these assumptions. We use model checking to verify that actors match their behavioral interfaces. We extend timed automata refinement with the notion of deadlines and use it to define compatibility of actor environments with the behavioral interfaces. Model checking of compatibility is computationally hard, so we propose a special testing process. We show that the analyses are decidable and automate the process using the Uppaal model checker.

  6. Neuroimaging of the joint Simon effect with believed biological and non-biological co-actors

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    Tanya eWen

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Performing a task alone or together with another agent can produce different outcomes. The current study used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI to investigate the neural underpinnings when participants performed a Go/Nogo task alone or complementarily with another co-actor (unseen, whom was believed to be another human or a computer. During both complementary tasks, reaction time data suggested that participants integrated the potential action of their co-actor in their own action planning. Compared to the single-actor task, increased parietal and precentral activity during complementary tasks as shown in the fMRI data further suggested representation of the co-actor’s response. The superior frontal gyrus of the medial prefrontal cortex was differentially activated in the human co-actor condition compared to the computer co-actor condition. The medial prefrontal cortex, involved thinking about the beliefs and intentions of other people, possibly reflects a social-cognitive aspect or self-other discrimination during the joint task when believing a biological co-actor is present. Our results suggest that action co-representation can occur even offline with any agent type given a priori information that they are co-acting; however additional regions are recruited when participants believe they are task-sharing with another human.

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

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    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.

  8. Revitalizing REDD+ Policy Processes in Vietnam: The Roles of State and Non-State Actors

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    Thu Ba Huynh

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Vietnam was one of the first countries to introduce the National REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Action Program in 2012. The country has recently revised the Program to aim for a more inclusive 2016–2020 strategy and a vision to 2030. This study explores how Vietnam policy actors view REDD+ policy development and their influence in these processes. The results can contribute to the discussion on how policy actors can effectively influence policy processes in the evolving context of REDD+ and in the types of political arrangements represented in Vietnam. We examined the influence of state and non-state actors on the 2012 National REDD+ Action Program (NRAP processes, and explored factors that may have shaped this influence, using a combination of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 81 policy actors. It was found that non-state actors in REDD+ are still on the periphery of decision making, occupying “safe” positions, and have not taken either full advantage of their capacities, or of recent significant changes in the contemporary policy environment, to exert stronger influence on policy. We suggest that REDD+ policy processes in Vietnam need to be revitalized with key actors engaging collectively to promote the possibilities of REDD+ within a broader view of social change that reaches beyond the forestry sector.

  9. Neuroimaging of the joint Simon effect with believed biological and non-biological co-actors

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    Wen, Tanya; Hsieh, Shulan

    2015-01-01

    Performing a task alone or together with another agent can produce different outcomes. The current study used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural underpinnings when participants performed a Go/Nogo task alone or complementarily with another co-actor (unseen), whom was believed to be another human or a computer. During both complementary tasks, reaction time data suggested that participants integrated the potential action of their co-actor in their own action planning. Compared to the single-actor task, increased parietal and precentral activity during complementary tasks as shown in the fMRI data further suggested representation of the co-actor’s response. The superior frontal gyrus of the medial prefrontal cortex was differentially activated in the human co-actor condition compared to the computer co-actor condition. The medial prefrontal cortex, involved thinking about the beliefs and intentions of other people, possibly reflects a social-cognitive aspect or self-other discrimination during the joint task when believing a biological co-actor is present. Our results suggest that action co-representation can occur even offline with any agent type given a priori information that they are co-acting; however, additional regions are recruited when participants believe they are task-sharing with another human. PMID:26388760

  10. Bombing Alone: Tracing the Motivations and Antecedent Behaviors of Lone-Actor Terrorists*,†,‡

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    Gill, Paul; Horgan, John; Deckert, Paige

    2014-01-01

    This article analyzes the sociodemographic network characteristics and antecedent behaviors of 119 lone-actor terrorists. This marks a departure from existing analyses by largely focusing upon behavioral aspects of each offender. This article also examines whether lone-actor terrorists differ based on their ideologies or network connectivity. The analysis leads to seven conclusions. There was no uniform profile identified. In the time leading up to most lone-actor terrorist events, other people generally knew about the offender’s grievance, extremist ideology, views, and/or intent to engage in violence. A wide range of activities and experiences preceded lone actors’ plots or events. Many but not all lone-actor terrorists were socially isolated. Lone-actor terrorists regularly engaged in a detectable and observable range of activities with a wider pressure group, social movement, or terrorist organization. Lone-actor terrorist events were rarely sudden and impulsive. There were distinguishable behavioral differences between subgroups. The implications for policy conclude this article. PMID:24313297

  11. Cadmio en sangre y su relación con el consumo de tabaco en una población laboral hospitalaria Blood cadmium and its relationship with smoking in a hospital employee population Cádmio presente no sangue e a sua relação com o consumo de tabaco numa população de trabalhadores de um hospital

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    Cristina Fernández Pérez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La exposición de la población general al cadmio es un problema de salud pública, siendo las principales fuentes tanto el consumo de tabaco como la exposición al humo del mismo.El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la concentración de cadmio en sangre en una población laboral hospitalaria y su asociación con el consumo de tabaco.Se administró el cuestionario PESA® a 395 sujetos. El cadmio en sangre se midió por espectrometría de absorción atómica con atomización electrotérmica.La mediana de cadmio en sangre fue 0,29 μg/L. La mediana de cadmio de los fumadores (0,83 μg/L fue la más elevada y la de los exfumadores (0,31 μg/L fue a su vez más elevada que la de aquellos que nunca habían fumado (0,21 μg/L. Dentro del grupo de fumadores, se observó una asociación entre la concentración de cadmio y el número de cigarrillos inhalados.En el grupo de exfumadores se observó una asociación con el número de cigarrillos que habían consumido y una correlación negativa entre el tiempo transcurrido desde el abandono del hábito tabáquico y la concentración de cadmio en sangre.Dentro del grupo de los que nunca habían fumado, se observó una diferencia entre la concentración de cadmio de los fumadores pasivos (0,24 μg/L y los que no lo eran (0,20 μg/L.La concentración de cadmio en sangre se relacionó con el consumo de tabaco. Son necesarios más estudios para confirmar el hallazgo de concentraciones de cadmio más elevadas en los fumadores pasivos.Exposure to cadmium is a public health problem due to the broad exposure to this toxic substance among the general population. The main sources of exposure are both tobacco consumption and tobacco smoke.The aim of this study was to determine the blood cadmium concentration in an employee population drawn from our hospital and its association with tobacco consumption.The exposure questionnaire PESA® was administered to 395 employees. Blood cadmium was measured by electrothermal

  12. AN ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF ECONOMIC ACTORS IN THE WTO DISPUTE SETTLEMENT SYSTEM: LEGAL OR POLITICAL ISSUE?

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    Intan Soeparna

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Economic actors are the main trade player in the World Trade Organization, although, the relation between WTO and economic actor is built by trade regulation that is negotiated among the WTO Members. Nothing in the WTO regulates economic actors to involve directly in the WTO, especially in the WTO dispute settlement system. Nevertheless, the debate amongst experts regarding the involvement of economic actors in the WTO dispute settlement system is unavoidable. This article therefore discusses the possibility of the involvement of economic actors in the WTO dispute settlement system, whether there is legal and political point of views

  13. 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.

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    Marco A Cabrera-Brandt

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    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

  14. Analgesic Effect and Immunomodulation Response on Pro ...

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    In order to determine qualitatively the chemical components of the extract, thin layer chromatography (TLC) was used. The analgesic activity of the extract at various doses (25, 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg, i.p) was assessed using formalin test while pro-inflammatory cytokines were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent ...

  15. Pro-poor toerisme moet kleur bekennen

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    Mosselaer, van de F.F.H.; Duim, van der V.R.

    2010-01-01

    Pro-por toerisme is een benadering in wetenschap en ontwikkelingssamenwerking die zich expliciet richt op de vraag 'hoe kan toerisme bijdragen aan armoedebestrijding?'. De benadering bestaat nu tien jaar, een mooi moment voor bezinning, ook nu in Nederland, en andere Westerse landen, wederom de zin

  16. 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

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    Verónica Schoj

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    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.

  17. The Importance of Pro-Environmental Behavior in Adolescent

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    Palupi, Tyas; Sawitri, Dian R.

    2018-02-01

    Studies regarding pro-environmental behavior in adolescents are lacking. This study aimed to examine the importance of pro-environmental behavior in adolescents (high school and university students) by conducting literature review from previous studies on pro environmental behavior. Pro-environmental behavior is the behavior of individuals that contributes towards environmental preservation. Based on previous studies, measurement of pro-environmental behavior were investigated on several theories, namely theory of planned behavior (TPB) and value, belief, norms (VBN) by using aspects of pro environmental behavior. Young people with critical thinking, and good environmental education, are expected to behave more environmentally friendly for creating a sustainable future.

  18. Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL), Pro-Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (pro-MMP-9) and Their Complex Pro-MMP-9/NGAL in Leukaemias

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    Bouchet, Sandrine; Bauvois, Brigitte, E-mail: brigitte.bauvois@crc.jussieu.fr [INSERM U1138, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Paris-Descartes, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris 75006 (France)

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    Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) have gained attention as cancer biomarkers. The inactive zymogen form of MMP-9 (pro-MMP-9) also exists as a disulphide-linked heterodimer bound to NGAL in humans. Leukaemias represent a heterogeneous group of neoplasms, which vary in their clinical behavior and pathophysiology. In this review, we summarize the current literature on the expression profiles of pro-MMP-9 and NGAL as prognostic factors in leukaemias. We also report the expression of the pro-MMP-9/NGAL complex in these diseases. We discuss the roles of (pro)-MMP-9 (active and latent forms) and NGAL in tumour development, and evaluate the mechanisms by which pro-MMP-9/NGAL may influence the actions of (pro)-MMP-9 and NGAL in cancer. Emerging knowledge about the coexpression and the biology of (pro)-MMP-9, NGAL and their complex in cancer including leukaemia may improve treatment outcomes.

  19. A human resources project implementation. An actor-network theory perspective

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    Gibrán Rivera González

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    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene dos objetivos principales. Primero, sugerir el uso de la Teoría del Actor-Red (ANT por sus siglas en inglés como una teoría que puede ser utilizada para analizar la implementación de un proyecto de recursos humanos (llamado ModeCo, Modelo de Competencias; y, segundo, proveer un entendimiento inicial sobre algunos de los principales eventos y situaciones que dieron forma al ritmo de la implementación de este proyecto. Este artículo se basa en una investigación cualitativa, la cual toma una perspectiva informada por la Teoría del Actor-Red (Callon, 1986; Latour, 1987; Law, 1992 que es utilizada como mecanismo de entendimiento para describir cómo un proyecto es implementado en una Universidad con múltiples campus en México. En este trabajo se ofrecen, primero, una serie de enunciados que capturan la manera en cómo la Teoría del Actor-Red fue útil para entender el proceso de implementación; y, segundo, se exponen los principales eventos y situaciones que afectaron dicho proceso de implementación. En esta investigación adoptamos un modelo interpretativo (Walsham, 1995; Walsham, 2006, mismo que se vale del uso de una batería de métodos, principalmente el uso de doce entrevistas semiestructuradas con diferentes actores del proyecto, documentos del proyecto y asistencia virtual a reuniones del Comité Directivo de recursos humanos. En términos de análisis nuestra investigación está basada en los principios propuestos por Klein and Myers (1999 para estudios interpretativos.

  20. La dimensión social del actor local en el talento territorial

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    Juan Carlos Delgado Barrios

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación parte de la definición del actor local en los planteamientos expuestos por García (2007, Fernández (2008 y Arocena (2002. Los actores locales con su capacidad asociativa ligada a decisiones y acciones, a influencias de poder o de experticia para el desarrollo territorial. Este artículo estudia la dimensión social, -el capital social -, del actor local, dentro del talento territorial. Esta dimensión está vinculada con la exigencia a los actores locales involucrados en el desarrollo territorial de contar con altos niveles de organización social para la producción, participación social protagónica, auto dependencia, confianza en los sistemas e instituciones de la participación, capacidad de articulación con otros actores organizados o encomunidades, así como, con otros territorios y con redes territoriales del desarrollo. Metodológicamente es una investigación exploratoria, de análisis de un territorio como laboratorio vivencial a partir de un enfoque sistémico procesal, desde la metodología sistémica interpretativa, sustentada en referencias bibliográficas y electrónicas dando apoyo a las reflexiones y experiencias del autor sobre el tema abordado de manera inductiva y constructivista. Como resultado se presentan la conceptualización de la dimensión social del actor local y su rol en el desarrollo territorial a partir de un territorio referencial bajo investigación (Zona Sur del Lago de Maracaibo. Concluyendo con la identificación de tres escenarios de actuación del actor local dentro dela dimensión social del talento territorial.

  1. Not My Problem: Vicarious Conflict Adaptation with Human and Virtual Co-Actors

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    Michiel M. Spapé

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The Simon effect refers to an incompatibility between stimulus and response locations resulting in a conflict situation and, consequently, slower responses. Like other conflict effects, it is commonly reduced after repetitions, suggesting an executive control ability, which flexibly rewires cognitive processing and adapts to conflict. Interestingly, conflict is not necessarily individually defined: the Social Simon effect refers to a scenario where two people who share a task show a conflict effect where a single person does not. Recent studies showed these observations might converge into what could be called vicarious conflict adaptation, with evidence indicating that observing someone else’s conflict may subsequently reduce one’s own. While plausible, there is reason for doubt: both the social aspect of the Simon Effect, and the degree to which executive control accounts for the conflict adaptation effect, have become foci of debate in recent studies. Here, we present two experiments that were designed to test the social dimension of the effect by varying the social relationship between the actor and the co-actor. In Experiment 1, participants performed a conflict task with a virtual co-actor, while the actor-observer relationship was manipulated as a function of the similarity between response modalities. In Experiment 2, the same task was performed both with a virtual and with a human co-actor, while heart-rate measurements were taken to measure the impact of observed conflict on autonomous activity. While both experiments replicated the interpersonal conflict adaptation effects, neither showed evidence of the critical social dimension. We consider the findings as demonstrating that vicarious conflict adaptation does not rely on the social relationship between the actor and co-actor.

  2. Bridging centrality: A new indicator to measure the positioning of actors in R&D networks

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    Scherngell, T.; Wanzenboeck, I.; Berge, L.

    2016-07-01

    In the recent past, we can observe growing interest in the STI community in the notion of positioning indicators, shifting emphasis to actors in the innovation process and their R&D inter-linkages with other actors. In relation to this, we suggest a new approach for assessing the positioning of actors relying on the notion of bridging centrality (BC). Based on the concept of bridging paths, i.e. a set of two links connecting three actors across three different aggregate nodes (e.g. organisations, regions or countries), we argue that triangulation in networks is a key issue for knowledge recombinations and the extension of an actor's knowledge base. As bridges are most often not empirically observable at the individual level of research teams, we propose an approximated BC measure that provides a flexible framework for dealing with the aggregation problem in positioning actors. Hereby, BC is viewed as a function of an aggregate node's (i) participation intensity in the network, (ii) its openness to other nodes (i.e. the relative outward orientation of network links), and iii) the diversification of links to other nodes. In doing so, we provide an integrative perspective that enables us to achieve a better understanding of the positioning of certain actors in R&D networks. An illustrative example on the co-patent network of European regions demonstrates the performance and usefulness of our BC measure for networks constructed at the aggregated level, i.e. regions in our example. A region's outward orientation and the diversification of its network links moderates the influence of regional scale on network centrality. This is a major strength of the measure, and it paves the way for future studies to examine the role of certain aggregate node's, and, by this, contributes to the debate on positioning indicators in the STI context. (Author)

  3. Medio social y uso simultáneo de alcohol y tabaco en estudiantes universitarios de pregrado de carreras de ciencias de la salud de una universidad, Cundinamarca - Colombia

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    Mónica Veloza Gómez

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    Full Text Available Estudio transversal cuyo objetivo fue describir el medio social relacionado con el policonsumo simultáneo de alcohol y tabaco, por parte de los estudiantes universitarios de pregrado de las carreras de ciencias de la salud, en una universidad de Cundinamarca, Colombia. Se aplicó un cuestionario a 451 estudiantes. Resultados: 22.6% de los estudiantes reportaron usar en forma simultánea alcohol y tabaco. Se identificaron las siguientes situaciones como de mayor prevalencia: el aprendizaje de esta combinación es a través de amigos y se consume predominantemente fuera de la universidad; este se hace para relajarse y disfrutar la compañía de los amigos, controlando así el estrés que generan las tareas universitarias y los conflictos familiares. Consideramos necesario desarrollar programas preventivos de alto impacto para ayudar a esta población universitaria, quienes a futuro estarán a cargo del bienestar de la población en general.

  4. Relação da perda auditiva induzida por ruído e o uso de tabaco em trabalhadores de uma indústria alimentícia

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    Eliziane Gai Menin

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo verificar se o uso do tabaco potencializa os efeitos do ruído causados na audição. Métodos 153 trabalhadores de ambos os sexos, fumantes e não-fumantes, de uma indústria do ramo alimentício, escolhidos aleatoriamente dentre 14 setores da empresa, cuja faixa de ruído apresentada teve uma variação de 85 a 109 dBNA, responderam a um questionário sobre tempo e exposição ao ruído bem como hábitos sobre fumo e passaram por exame de audiometria. Resultados os limiares auditivos da via aérea nas frequências de 4.000 Hz e 6.000Hz foram significantemente mais altos no grupo de fumantes/ex-fumantes quando comparados aos não-fumantes tanto na orelha direita quanto na orelha esquerda; limiares estes, característicos da perda auditiva induzida por ruído. Essas diferenças se mantiveram significantes após o ajuste pela idade e pelo tempo de exposição. Conclusão por meio dos resultados obtidos, concluiu-se que o uso do tabaco pode potencializar os danos causados pelo ruído à audição.

  5. Energy recovery by pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) in SWRO–PRO integrated processes

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    Wan, Chun Feng

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    Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) is a promising technology to reduce the specific energy consumption of a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant. In this study, it is projected that 25.6-40.7millionkWh/day of energy can be recovered globally, if the brines from SWRO are used as the draw solution and diluted to the seawater level in a PRO system. Detailed integrated SWRO-PRO processes are developed in this study with the option to form a closed-loop SWRO-PRO process that can substantially reduce the pretreatment cost of desalination. The governing mathematical models that describe both the transport phenomena on a module level and the energy flow on a system level are developed to evaluate the performances of the SWRO-PRO processes. The model aims to investigate the performance of the hollow fibers as dilution occurs and provides guidelines on hollow fiber module design and process operation. Determining the dilution factor and the corresponding operating pressure of PRO is the key to optimize the integrated process. The specific energy consumptions of three SWRO-involved processes; namely, (1) SWRO without a pressure exchanger, (2) SWRO with a pressure exchanger, and (3) SWRO with pressure exchangers and PRO are compared. The results show that the specific energy consumptions for the above three processes are 5.51, 1.79 and 1.08kWh/(m of desalinated water) for a 25% recovery SWRO plant; and 4.13, 2.27 and 1.14kWh/(m of desalinated water) for a 50% recovery SWRO plant, using either freshwater or wastewater as the feed solution in PRO.

  6. Costos de la atención médica atribuibles al consumo de tabaco en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social Health care costs attributable to tobacco consumption on a national level in the Mexican Social Security Institute

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    Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Cuantificar el efecto de las enfermedades atribuibles al consumo de tabaco, en términos epidemiológicos (morbilidad y económicos (costos de atención médica, en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS a escala nacional. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Los costos de la atención médica se estimaron desde la perspectiva del proveedor y se empleó la metodología del costeo de enfermedad. A partir de una muestra de pacientes (n= 1 596 atendidos en las unidades médicas se estableció la frecuencia de utilización de servicios en los tres niveles de atención. Para cada enfermedad se consideraron costos promedio por paciente y costos totales de enfermedad, los cuales se mensuraron en pesos mexicanos de 2004. Se calculó la fracción atribuible al consumo de tabaco para cada enfermedad, misma que se usó para atribuir los costos al tabaco. RESULTADOS: Los costos totales anuales de atención médica nacional corresponden a 7 114 millones para el infarto agudo del miocardio, 3 424 millones para la enfermedad vascular cerebral, 1 469 millones para la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica y 102 millones para el cáncer pulmonar. El costo total anual para el IMSS por estas cuatro enfermedades asciende a 12 100 millones de pesos. Los costos atribuibles al consumo de tabaco corresponden a 7 100 millones de pesos, lo cual equivale a 4.3% del gasto de operación de la institución en el año 2004. CONCLUSIONES: Estos resultados confirman el elevado costo de la atención médica de las enfermedades atribuibles al consumo de tabaco en el IMSS y generan información de primera mano necesaria para impulsar las medidas de prevención en esa institución y reforzar las políticas de control del tabaquismo ya aplicadas en México.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost of medical care for the major diseases attributable to tobacco consumption at the IMSS. MATERIAL AND METODS: A cost of illness (COI analysis was carried out from the perspective of the health

  7. 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

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    Pedro Enrique Armendares

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 económicos incluyendo la pérdida de empleos y la disminución en los ingresos fiscales como consecuencia del contrabando. La literatura especializada y la experiencia empírica indican que tales consecuencias negativas no se producen o han sido sobreestimadas, con frecuencia debido a los argumentos promovidos por la propia industria tabacalera. Los incrementos en los impuestos al tabaco reditúan en mayores ingresos fiscales, incluso en presencia del contrabando, el cual puede ser combatido sin erosionar las políticas de control de tabaco. La experiencia internacional indica que numerosos países, incluyendo México, aún tienen un amplio margen para aumentar los impuestos al tabaco y aprovechar una oportunidad excepcional de beneficiar tanto a la salud de la población como al erario público. Para ello es necesario enfrentar a la poderosa industria tabacalera, la cual sabe bien de la eficiencia de los impuestos para combatir el tabaquismo y por lo tanto recurre a intensas campañas de propaganda, al cabildeo político y a la negociación de acuerdos voluntarios para "autorregularse" con tal de evitar medidas legales o fiscales más estrictas.Various studies and analyses show that an increase in tobacco prices through taxation is one of the most efficient tools in the application of integral policies in the fight against tobacco. Increases in taxes contribute to cessation, to reductions in consumption and in the number of deaths among addicts and to

  8. Emotional labor actors: a latent profile analysis of emotional labor strategies.

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    Gabriel, Allison S; Daniels, Michael A; Diefendorff, James M; Greguras, Gary J

    2015-05-01

    Research on emotional labor focuses on how employees utilize 2 main regulation strategies-surface acting (i.e., faking one's felt emotions) and deep acting (i.e., attempting to feel required emotions)-to adhere to emotional expectations of their jobs. To date, researchers largely have considered how each strategy functions to predict outcomes in isolation. However, this variable-centered perspective ignores the possibility that there are subpopulations of employees who may differ in their combined use of surface and deep acting. To address this issue, we conducted 2 studies that examined surface acting and deep acting from a person-centered perspective. Using latent profile analysis, we identified 5 emotional labor profiles-non-actors, low actors, surface actors, deep actors, and regulators-and found that these actor profiles were distinguished by several emotional labor antecedents (positive affectivity, negative affectivity, display rules, customer orientation, and emotion demands-abilities fit) and differentially predicted employee outcomes (emotional exhaustion, job satisfaction, and felt inauthenticity). Our results reveal new insights into the nature of emotion regulation in emotional labor contexts and how different employees may characteristically use distinct combinations of emotion regulation strategies to manage their emotional expressions at work. (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved.

  9. Lone Actor Terrorist Attack Planning and Preparation: A Data-Driven Analysis.

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    Schuurman, Bart; Bakker, Edwin; Gill, Paul; Bouhana, Noémie

    2017-10-23

    This article provides an in-depth assessment of lone actor terrorists' attack planning and preparation. A codebook of 198 variables related to different aspects of pre-attack behavior is applied to a sample of 55 lone actor terrorists. Data were drawn from open-source materials and complemented where possible with primary sources. Most lone actors are not highly lethal or surreptitious attackers. They are generally poor at maintaining operational security, leak their motivations and capabilities in numerous ways, and generally do so months and even years before an attack. Moreover, the "loneness" thought to define this type of terrorism is generally absent; most lone actors uphold social ties that are crucial to their adoption and maintenance of the motivation and capability to commit terrorist violence. The results offer concrete input for those working to detect and prevent this form of terrorism and argue for a re-evaluation of the "lone actor" concept. © 2017 The Authors. Journal of Forensic Sciences published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

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

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    Cedric Mutyaba

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    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.

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

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    Intan Soeparna

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    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.

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

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    Gabriela Parodi∗

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    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

  13. Modelling the lay expert for first-year medical students: the actor-patient as teacher.

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    Nestel, Debra; Muir, Elizabeth; Plant, Marilyn; Kidd, Jane; Thurlow, Sue

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    Actors are widely used in medical education as simulated patients. In this session, the role of actors was extended to 'simulated students' and facilitators in an introductory communication session. After an initial activity with the entire cohort of first-year students, groups of 20 students worked with either an actor or medical teacher in three activities. The activities aimed to raise students' awareness of the range of communication challenges in medical education and practice. After the session, students completed evaluation forms based on their experiences in the session. The results revealed no difference between students who were facilitated by actors or medical teachers in relation to meeting the learning objectives and their ratings of the usefulness of the activities to support learning. The actors who participated in this session were experienced in working with medical students. Their enhanced role provides students with an opportunity to identify with and reflect on the expertise of a lay teacher and to consider extending their definition of a learning opportunity to more informal encounters.

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

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    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.

  15. MacBook Pro portable genius

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    Learn the skills, tools and shortcuts you need in order to make the most of your MacBook Pro This easy-to-use, compact guide skips the fluff and gets right to the essentials so that you can maximize all the latest features of the MacBook Pro. Packed with savvy insights and tips on key tools and shortcuts, this handy book aims to help you increase your productivity and save you time and hassle. From desktop sharing and wireless networking to running Windows applications and more, this book shows you what you want to know. Includes the latest version of OS X, iCloud, FaceTime, and moreCovers al

  16. The Chemical Product Simulator - ProCAPD

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    Kalakul, Sawitree; Eden, Mario Richard; Gani, Rafiqul

    2017-01-01

    In this paper, a chemical product design simulator called ProCAPD is presented. ProCAPD works in the same way as a chemical process simulator, that is, it helps to verify product design decisions and generates information that can be used to make design decisions. Like the contents of the process...... simulator, the product simulator needs a database of chemicals and properties, a library of models, numerical routines to solve mathematical problems as well as various calculation options. Also, like the process simulator, the product simulator comes with a user-interface to describe the problems.......); calculation tools (product attributes, blend compositions, environmental impact, etc.); design templates (single molecules, blends, formulations, emulsions, devices); and, design-simulation-analysis functions. All these capabilities are based on the prototype tool developed by Kalakul et al. (2017...

  17. Hábitos dietéticos, peso elevado, consumo de tabaco, lipidemia e hipertensión arterial en adolescentes

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    Remigio Rafael Gorrita Pérez

    Full Text Available Introducción: aunque se conoce que la hipertensión arterial puede tener su origen desde la infancia y adolescencia, en esta etapa no es tan bien valorada como en el adulto. Objetivo: determinar la incidencia de hipertensión arterial en escolares adolescentes, y su relación con hábitos dietéticos, peso elevado, hábito de fumar e hiperlipidemias. Métodos: se realizó un estudio prospectivo y analítico en 532 adolescentes entre 12 y 14 años, de ambos sexos, de la Escuela Secundaria Básica Urbana "Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz" de San José de las Lajas, durante el curso 2012-2013. Se estableció el riesgo relativo o razón de incidencia para los factores estudiados y la hipertensión arterial. Resultados: se identificaron cifras elevadas de tensión arterial en 21 estudiantes (3,9 %. El 18,6 % eran obesos y sobrepesos, solo el 5,45 % mostró una frecuencia óptima de alimentación posiblemente saludable. Casi la totalidad de obesos y sobrepesos se encontraban entre los que tenían una alimentación no saludable o con riesgo de no serlo. El 95,2 % de los hipertensos recibían alimentación no saludable, o con riesgo de no serlo. El 5 % practicaba el hábito de fumar. El 19,0 y el 14,3 % de los hipertensos tenían cifras elevadas de colesterol y triglicéridos respectivamente, y el 16,1 % de ambos estaban elevados en los obesos. Conclusiones: se estableció la incidencia de hipertensión arterial en adolescentes de una escuela secundaria básica. Se identificaron los hábitos dietéticos inadecuados, el peso elevado y el consumo de tabaco.

  18. Pobreza, jóvenes y consumo de tabaco en México Poverty, youth and consumption of tobacco in Mexico

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    Carl Reddy-Jacobs

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar el consumo de tabaco de acuerdo con el nivel de pobreza en una muestra probabilística nacional de jóvenes de 10 a 21 años de edad que viven en zonas suburbanas de México. El estudio forma parte de la evaluación del programa gubernamental Oportunidades (2001. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se entrevistaron a 29 548 jóvenes residentes en 30 000 hogares. Se calcularon la prevalencia de fumar y los factores relacionados que diferencian al fumador habitual del experimentador. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de fumadores y experimentadores fue de 3.5% (IC95% 3.3-3.7 y 9.9% (IC95% 9.6-10.2, respectivamente. El nexo entre los diferentes factores que se vinculan con las condiciones de fumador y experimentador se evaluó a través de modelos de regresión logística para datos agrupados. Después de ajustar por nivel de pobreza del hogar y consumo de alcohol y drogas, se detectó una relación significativa (RM = 1.5, p OBJECTIVE: To characterize tobacco use according to level of poverty in a random, nationally representative sample of adolescents (10 to 21 years old, living in urban areas with less than 50 000 inhabitants. The study was done in 2001 as part of the baseline assessment of the evaluation of the governmental program, Oportunidades. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire was applied to 29 548 adolescents living in 30 000 selected households and it included specific questions on individual tobacco use among other questions. RESULTS: The prevalence of smokers was 3.5% (95% CI: 3.3%-3.7% and experimenters 9.9% (95% CI: 9.6%-10.2%. A logistic regression model for clustered data was constructed in order to evaluate the associated factors that distinguish a smoker from an experimenter. After adjusting for level of poverty of the household and use of alcohol and drugs, a significant association (OR = 1.5, p <0.01 was found with having a paid job and a differential association was found between gender and age group. CONCLUSIONS: The

  19. Nouvelles mythologies : La GoPro

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    Tomasovic, Dick

    2015-01-01

    A la manière des mythologies de Roland Barthes, et à la demande de la rédaction du Focus Vif, une analyse des discours accompagnant la caméra "GoPro", mais aussi des pratiques audiovisuelles liées à cette caméra ultraportable ainsi qu'à l'esthétique et la circulation de ses images.

  20. The milk-derived peptides Val-Pro-Pro and Ile-Pro-Pro attenuate arterial dysfunction in L-NAME-treated rats.

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    Nonaka, Atsuko; Nakamura, Teppei; Hirota, Tatsuhiko; Matsushita, Akiko; Asakura, Masanori; Ohki, Kohji; Kitakaze, Masafumi

    2014-08-01

    Both endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness are surrogate markers of atherosclerosis and thus cardiovascular (CV) events. The milk-derived peptides Val-Pro-Pro (VPP) and Ile-Pro-Pro (IPP) inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme, dilate blood vessels ex vivo and stimulate nitric oxide (NO) production in cells. In this study, we investigated the effects of either VPP or IPP on arterial function and on target organ damage in vivo. Male Wistar rats were treated with N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (L-NAME, 1 g l(-1)), L-NAME+VPP (0.3 g l(-1)) or L-NAME+IPP (0.3 g l(-1)) in their drinking water for 8 weeks. Plasma nitrite and nitrate (NOx) levels were significantly increased in normal Wistar rats after supplementation with either VPP or IPP but not in rats that were chronically treated with L-NAME. Acetylcholine-induced vasorelaxation in the thoracic aorta ring was impaired by L-NAME, whereas vasorelaxation was significantly greater in mice treated with L-NAME+VPP for 1 or 4 weeks or L-NAME+IPP for 4 weeks than in mice treated with L-NAME alone. Four weeks of treatment with either VPP or IPP attenuated the increase in pulse wave velocity (PWV) that was induced by L-NAME. Cardiac and renal damage were observed after 8 weeks of treatment with L-NAME, and either VPP or IPP attenuated this damage. These results show that VPP or IPP attenuates arterial dysfunction and suggest that milk-derived peptides might prevent CV damage.