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  1. Pratiques culturelles, 1973-2008

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    Donnat, Olivier; Chaintreau, Jean-François

    2015-01-01

    L’enquête Pratiques culturelles des Français, réalisée depuis 1973 par le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, mesure les taux de pénétration, au sein de la population française, des principales formes d’accès à la culture. Comparer des données d’enquêtes sociologiques produites depuis trente-cinq ans à intervalle d’une décennie environ requiert plusieurs précautions méthodologiques à mettre en œuvre pour l’analyse des données. Il convient de tenir compte des évolutions structurell...

  2. Report made in the name of the Commission of cultural affairs, familial and social on the law proposition (n.1258) of Misses Christiane Taubira relative to the admission and the indemnification of the victims of the nuclear weapons tests or nuclear accidents; Rapport fait au nom de la commission des affaires culturelles, familiales et sociales sur la proposition de loi (n. 1258) de Mme christiane taubira relative a la reconnaissance et a l'indemnisation des victimes des essais ou accidents nucleaires

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    2008-07-01

    The present proposition of law has for object to come up to the expectations of persons having participated to nuclear weapons test made by France between the 13. february 1960 and the 27 january 1996, in Sahara or French polynesia. The consequences on health can not be ignored even after several decades of years. Furthermore, the present proposition of law chooses to extend this measure to the victims of nuclear accidents. The Chernobylsk accident has shown that the French territory did not avoid to a risk inherent to this kind of activity. This project makes a census of the different nuclear tests with incidents, different accidents in France and the different kind of pathologies among the veterans and their progeny. The different steps for the victims to claim are detailed. Other states have adopted laws of compensation for the victims of their populations, civil or military ones. That is why this proposition of law comes today to be adopted. (N.C.)

  3. Origine familiale de trois comtesses de Pallars

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    Stasser, Thierry

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available The lack of information about Medieval time, due to the vanishing of the documentation, explains the difficulties to establish the matrimonial alliances between the Medieval dynasties. This paper will try to hypothesize some solutions about the family extraction of three countesses of Pallars, Goltregode, wife of Count Loup, Ermengarde, wife of Count Borrell and Ermesinde, wife of Count Raymond, and suggest alliances with the lineage of Barcelona, Cerdagna and Urgel.[fr] L'état lacunaire de la documentation ne permet pas toujours à l'historien de déterminer les alliances matrimoniales des seigneurs médiévaux. Cet article a pour but de proposer une série d'hypothèses quant à l'origine familiale des comtesses de Pallars, Goltregode, épouse du comte Loup, Ermengarde, épouse du comte Borrell et Ermessinde, épouse du comte Raymond, et ainsi ouvrir de nouvelles pistes et directions de recherche. Les solutions proposées suggèrent des alliances avec les comtes de Barcelone, Cerdagne et Urgel.

  4. Droit et pratiques du droit dans les Caisses d'allocations familiales

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    Sayn, Isabelle

    1998-01-01

    Cette recherche porte sur les modalités de mise en œuvre du droit par les caisses d'allocations familiales (CAF). Elle propose une confrontation des pratiques en vigueur à l'intérieur des caisses d'allocations familiales avec une analyse académique du droit. La connaissance des pratiques résulte d'un travail approfondi réalisé avec des professionnels, réunis dans le cadre de l'Observatoire du droit créé par la Fédération comtoise des caisses d'allocations familiales.

  5. Le futur de l'agriculture passe-t-il par la disparation des exploitations familiales ?

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    Mergeai, G.

    2016-01-01

    par du capital? L'accaparement massif des ressources de la planète, par-delà la diversité de ses manifestations, traduit leur marchandisation toujours plus étendue, au nom de la croissance et du bien-être à l'échelle mondiale. Les dimensions historiques, écologiques, sociales, culturelles et politiques des dynamiques en cours ne peuvent être ignorées. Dans ce contexte il est fondamental de mettre en avant le droit des populations à disposer d'un accès équitable à la terre, à l'eau et aux ressources naturelles et leur droit à mettre en oeuvre les systèmes de production les plus conformes à la fois à leurs choix techniques, écologiques, économiques etculturels, et à l'intérêt général.Science sans conscience n'est que mort de l'âme. Il nous paraissait donc important de mettre en avant pour tous ceux qui s'intéressent à l'avenir de l'agriculture dans les régions tropicales ce qui se discute actuellement à Valencia. Car, si on réfléchit bien, c'est le futur d'une grande partie de l'agriculture familiale dans cette partie du monde qui est en jeu. Dans cette perspective, nous espérons que les travaux du forum mondial sur l'accès à la terre permettront de proposer des solutions à la hauteur des problèmes qui se posent.

  6. Modes de gouvernance et performances des entreprises familiales françaises en fonction des conflits d’agence

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    Charlier, Patrice; Lambert, Gilles

    2013-01-01

    Les développements récents de la théorie des entreprises familiales amènent à distinguer les entreprises à contrôle familial - majoritaire ou minoritaire - et à direction familiale ou non familiale. Dans ce nouveau cadre d’analyse, les entreprises familiales présentent deux composantes du conflit d’agence : le conflit classique actionnaire-dirigeant - conflit de type I - et le conflit entre actionnaires majoritaires et minoritaires - conflit de type II -. L’objet de cette étude est de tester ...

  7. Chapitre XI. Normes familiales et usages du droit

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    Martin, Claude

    2015-01-01

    En analysant 24 configurations familiales recomposées, nous avons pu apprécier comment se différencient les attitudes à l’égard du droit en fonction du capital culturel, du projet conjugal et du degré ou du type de communication dans le réseau familial élargi. En effet, comme nous l’avons évoqué, il est possible de distinguer différents usages du droit : du point de vue du droit civil, soit les acteurs évitent d’y recourir et préfèrent des situations de fait qui correspondent à des accords né...

  8. Action culturelle éducative et politique de la ville

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    Gérard-François Dumont

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available Le monde urbain contemporain a une forte différence avec le monde rural. En effet, l’application assez systématique de la Charte d’Athènes a multiplié les quartiers sans âme. Les jeunes de ces quartiers éprouvent donc de grandes difficultés à se forger une identité dans un environnement qui n’offre guère de référents. Ils ont, en conséquence, du mal à trouver l’équilibre leur facilitant une réussite scolaire D’où l’importance, pour l’Education nationale, de déployer une politique culturelle susceptible de surmonter ces difficultés. Après avoir précisé la légitimité et les objectifs de l’action culturelle de l’Education nationale, il conviendra d’en montrer les formes et les moyens. Enfin, il sera précieux de tenter une évaluation.

  9. La diversité culturelle. une approche communicationnelle

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    Bouquillion, Philippe

    2012-01-01

    La thématique de la diversité culturelle est au cœur de différentes stratégies d’acteurs sociaux, liées à deux importantes mutations sociales : les transformations du système interétatique et de l’État nation, dans un cadre de mondialisation, ainsi que les articulations entre les industries des contenus et les industries de la communication (télécommunications, Web et matériels). Les théories et les discours de la diversité, œuvrant comme des « discours de vérité » inséparables de systèmes de...

  10. Les dimensions culturelles, discursives et territoriales de production et de marchandisation d’un mythe moderne

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    Chaboche, José; Fournié-Chaboche, Sylvie

    2015-01-01

    La globalisation culturelle du sport est‑elle compatible avec le caractère mythique de certains clubs professionnels de football ? Cet article vise à interroger les dimensions culturelles, discursives et territoriales de production et de marchandisation du mythe moderne que constituerait le FC Barcelone (Barça), qui dit être plus qu’un club (Més que un club). S’interrogeant sur l’interaction entre mythe et globalisation sportive, on fait l’hypothèse que le système de mythification du Barça lu...

  11. L'agriculture familiale africaine au coeur des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement (OMD)

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    Berti, Fabio; Lebailly, Philippe

    2009-01-01

    L’agriculture familiale africaine est concernée directement par l’Objectif 1 du Millénaire pour le Développement, de réduire de moitié d’ici 2015 l’extrême pauvreté et la faim. En effet, selon la plupart des observateurs, 70% des pauvres sont localisés dans les zones rurales et sont agriculteurs. Dans ce contexte, il importe de s’interroger sur l’avenir des exploitations agricoles familiales en Afrique. Après avoir présenté la problématique générale de l’exploitation agricole familiale d...

  12. EFICIENŢA ECONOMICĂ ÎN EXPLOATAŢIILE FAMILIALE GĂLĂŢENE

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    Coriolan Paunescu

    2006-01-01

    În acest judeţ, la sfârşitul anului 2002, existau un număr de 80.206 exploataţii agricole familiale, care deţineau fiecare până la 10 ha teren agricol. Din acestea, 20.100 exploataţii măsurau, în medie, 1-3 ha, iar 940 dispuneau, fiecare, de către 7-10 ha (tabelul 1), mai numeroase fiind unităţile cu mai puţin de un ha teren agricol.

  13. EFICIENŢA ECONOMICĂ ÎN EXPLOATAŢIILE FAMILIALE GĂLĂŢENE

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    Coriolan Paunescu

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available În acest judeţ, la sfârşitul anului 2002, existau un număr de 80.206 exploataţii agricole familiale, care deţineau fiecare până la 10 ha teren agricol. Din acestea, 20.100 exploataţii măsurau, în medie, 1-3 ha, iar 940 dispuneau, fiecare, de către 7-10 ha (tabelul 1, mai numeroase fiind unităţile cu mai puţin de un ha teren agricol.

  14. Dr. Popp et la disquette Sida. Sociologie d'une affaire hacker.

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    Casilli, Antonio,

    2015-01-01

    Texte initialement publié sur le blog Bodyspacesociety.eu (2009), ensuite publié dans le numéro spécial "Virus" de la revue Terrain (2015). National audience En 1989 éclate l'affaire de la " disquette Sida ", l'un des plus importants scandales internationaux dans l'histoire du piratage informatique. Aujourd'hui presque complètement oubliée, elle reste un épisode dont les significations culturelles et politiques méritent d'être approfondies pour comprendre non seulement l'approche actuel...

  15. Métalexicographie culturelle, fonctions lexicographiques et finalité pragmatique

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    Leroyer, Patrick; Bergenholtz, Henning

    2013-01-01

    car de leur réponse dépend le traitement des données culturelles, qui ne sont pas simplement rattachées aux mots et expressions de la langue générale, mais aussi aux mots et expressions de la langue spécialisée, où des pans entiers de connaissances sont façonnés par la culture au travers des domaines....... Les données culturelles, enfin, sont rattachées aux sociolectes des entreprises, qui sont des construits culturels ; dans la conception d’un dictionnaire d’entreprise, la prise en compte des fonctions lexicographiques permet de faire face à la finalité pragmatique de ce type de dictionnaire....

  16. La diversité culturelle dans les accords commerciaux : vers une nouvelle approche ?

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    Vlassis, Antonios

    2014-01-01

    En premier lieu, le numéro de septembre met en lumière le texte des accords commerciaux du Canada avec l’Union européenne et la Corée du Sud et il analyse la façon dont les négociateurs ont traité des industries culturelles et de la question de la diversité des expressions culturelles. En deuxième lieu, il aborde les enjeux récents des services audiovisuels non-linéaires qui bouleversent les acteurs dans le paysage audiovisuel, ainsi que la nature et les objectifs de l’intervention publique d...

  17. Générations démographiques, générations familiales

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    Devolder, Daniel

    2009-01-01

    Les travaux démographiques peuvent aider à cerner ce qui fait la spécificité du concept de génération et en particulier la question de savoir pourquoi les individus se reconnaissent comme membres d'un groupe sur la base de l’âge. Dans ce travail, nous présentons un exemple de l'approche démographique qui va dans ce sens. Il se réfère au concept de génération familiale c'est-à-dire le partage des parents d'une personne considérée entre le groupe de parenté latérale proche (les frères et les co...

  18. Les diplomaties culturelles de la RFA et de la France face à la guerre froide : quel progressisme pour les politiques culturelles extérieures ?

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    Lanoë, Elise

    2013-01-01

    Doctorante en 4e année sous la direction de J. Vaillant à l’université Lille 3, je travaille sur les politiques culturelles extérieures de la RFA et de la France au Brésil (1961-1973). Ma recherche vise à comparer la manière dont ces deux pays européens ont projeté au Brésil une image de soi et une compréhension de leur culture alors en pleine mutation. La période choisie embrasse en effet, du côté français, une tendance au déclin due à la déconfiture de 1940 et à la perte de l’Empire colonia...

  19. La régulation des industries culturelles à l’heure d’Internet et les enjeux pour la diversité culturelle: Le cas des quotas radiophoniques français

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    Alexandre Joux

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La convention sur la protection et la promotion de la diversité des expressions culturelles, adoptée à l’UNESCO en 2005, redonne à l’instance internationale sa légitimité pour traiter des sujets liés aux politiques culturelles nationales. Ceux-ci avaient été déportés vers l’OMC dans les années 1990 à l’occasion des débats sur l’exception culturelle. Dix ans après l’adoption de la Convention de 2005, le développement de plates-formes mondiales de distribution des biens et services culturels remet toutefois en question, non pas les politiques culturelles nationales que la convention a sanctuarisés, mais leur efficacité à l’heure d’Internet. Ces évolutions obligent à comprendre la diversité culturelle au prisme de l’analyse économique pour imaginer des formes nouvelles et internationales de régulation des flux des produits des industries culturelles, ce qu’a révélé le débat français sur le projet de modification, en 2015, des quotas radiophoniques. Les quotas et les contraintes de programmation qu’ils imposent, en ne s’appliquant pas aux plates-formes de streaming musical, pourraient en effet et paradoxalement fragiliser les acteurs régulés sur qui repose la politique de diversité, sauf à étendre aux acteurs non-médiatiques le principe des quotas.

  20. Une théorie pour penser les industries culturelles et informationnelles ?

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    Pierre Mœglin

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Cet article traite de la naissance et du développement de la théorie des industries culturelles et informationnelles. Il procède des deux questions suivantes : pourquoi une théorie unifiée, plutôt que la juxtaposition de toutes les théorisations ayant accompagné les étapes successives de l’histoire de ces industries et le développement de chacun de leurs secteurs ? Pourquoi une théorie originale, au lieu des approches industrielles proposées, par exemple, par l’économie ou la sociologie ? À ces questions la réponse est, d’une part, que la diversité des appréciations sur les enjeux des industries culturelles et informationnelles et leurs contradictions, d’un auteur à l’auteur, illustre la dimension dialectique du développement des industries culturelles et informationnelles elles-mêmes. D’autre part, la singularité de ces industries justifie le recours à un modèle d’analyse différent du modèle industriel standard.This paper deals with the birth and development of the cultural and informational industries theory. It arises from two questions. First, why one unified theory, rather than juxtaposing the different attempts to understand these industries step by step and sector by sector ? Second, why a specific theory, instead of borrowing from economy or sociology, for instance ? The answer is on the one hand that the contradictions among researchers about the issues of the cultural and informational industries demonstrate in themselves the dialectical nature of their development ; on the other hand, that the specificity of these industries requires an analysis model quite different from the standard model.

  1. Les industries culturelles en France et en Europe : points de repère et de comparaison

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    Laurent, Roxane

    2015-01-01

    En 2011, la part des industries culturelles (audiovisuel et multimédia, activités liées au livre et à la presse, services des agences de publicité) dans l’ensemble de l’économie marchande est de 2,6 % en France, l’une des plus élevées d’Europe. Supérieure à celle de l’Allemagne (2,1 %), elle reste toutefois inférieure à celle des industries culturelles au Royaume-Uni (3,2 %). En France, l’audiovisuel et le multimédia contribuent majoritairement à l’activité des industries culturelles, à la di...

  2. La théorie des industries culturelles (et informationnelles, composante des SIC

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    Bernard Miège

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Inaugurer le Cahier central de la Revue des SIC est certes une forme de reconnaissance, mais cela comporte des obligations, au premier rang desquelles la nécessité d’intéresser des lecteurs a priori pas immédiatement concernés par la thématique.Si la théorie des industries culturelles est devenue progressivement une approche marquante des SIC, en France, en Europe et plus largement encore (avec des dénominations variables et des modalités spécifiques, ce n’est en effet ni en le proclamant ha...

  3. L’ethnologie à l’épreuve des frontières culturelles

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    Bromberger, Christian; Morel, Alain

    2015-01-01

    Il est amusant que les anthropologues se donnent tant de peine aujourd’hui ci nier l’existence des frontières culturelles au moment même où tant de peuples s’évertuent à en souligner l’importance. L’accroissement, tout autour du monde, de frontières clairement et consciemment établies jure avec le peu d’intérêt anthropologique pour la signification d’un tel phénomène.Marshall Sahlins 1998 : 414 Nous pensons et percevons le monde comme un ensemble fragmenté par les limites les plus diverses : ...

  4. À la rencontre d’une trajectoire familiale différente : l’adoption internationale

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    Patricia Germain

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available L’adoption internationale a contribué à reconfigurer, ces dernières années, la réalité de nombreuses familles, plus particulièrement dans les pays industrialisés. Ces familles nécessitent de la préparation et de l’accompagnement avant, pendant et après l’adoption. Ces trajectoires familiales différentes demandent aux nombreux intervenants des milieux de la périnatalité et de la petite enfance de réfléchir à propos de leurs modes d’interventions auprès de ces familles. Cet article présente les éléments de réflexion et de recommandations qui ont émergé lors de l’atelier à propos de l’adoption internationale lors du colloque «À la rencontre des parents ». L’importance du soutien et de l’accompagnement se profile dans les discussions des participants issus de différents milieux communautaires, hospitaliers et universitaires.

  5. Les associations incestueuses dans les romans de Milton Hatoum : une écriture de la violence et de la dissolution familiale

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    Garcia, Mireille

    2013-01-01

    Le présent article montre comment les relations d’inceste dans les romans de Milton Hatoum représentent l’écriture de la violence et de la dissolution familiale, capables d’ébranler les assises de l’identité familiale. Dans cette optique, il s’agit d’analyser de quelle manière matricides, parricides et fratricides sont engendrés symboliquement au sein de la famille. This paper shows how incest relations in Milton Hatoum romances represent the writing of violence and the family dissolution,...

  6. Dimension culturelle de la traduction dans la perspective socio-écologique

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    Fedorova Irina

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available La dimension culturelle de la traduction constitue un objet d’actualité pour la traductologie et se développe dans un bon nombre d'ouvrages dans le cadre de différentes disciplines. Cette direction de recherche voit augmenter son importance dans l’optique de l’évolution des points de vue sur la traduction. Cela est dû, tout d’abord au dévéloppement du paradigme culturel de la traductologie qui amène les chercheurs à revoir les catégories et les problèmes fondamentaux de la traduction au travers du prisme culturel. Les chercheurs ont pu constater qu’à partir du début des années 90 la traduction a tendance à perdre de plus en plus son statut marginal pour se déplacer au centre de la communication interculturelle. La situation de l’interculturalité rend le processus de la traduction plus compliqué et multivalent. Cela démontre que la dimension culturelle de la traduction doit être abordée dans la perspective interdisciplinaire. En somme, on peut conclure que la dimension culturelle de la traduction peut être considérée comme un point d'intersection de deux grandes directions de recherche — études des transferts et études traductologiques. Porter l’attention à la problématique des transferts culturels peut ouvrir au traducteur un espace de réflexion très porteur. En même temps, les chercheurs dans la sphère du transfert culturel s'interrogent sur la modélisation de leur recherche en notant que dans ce domaine il manque une généralisation. Sur ce plan, la traductologie pourrait offrir les principes méthodologiques pour la modélisation des transferts, ce qui constitue un créneau avantageux pour la démarche théorique. Les reflexions sur le textocentrisme, écologie des métissages culturels et la sociolinguistique de la réception ouvrent de nouvelles perspectives pour la recherche et sont mutuellement fructueuses pour ces deux domaines.

  7. L'utilisation des dispositifs d'articulation de la vie familiale et de la vie professionnelle

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    Fusulier, Bernard; Giraldo, Sylvia; Legros, Edmond

    2006-01-01

    Partant d’une collecte de données de première main auprès de 48 moyennes et grandes organisations et entreprises privées installées en Wallonie (Belgique), cet article établit une première photographie de l’utilisation ou non par les travailleurs et travailleuses de mesures institutionnelles visant à soutenir l’articulation de la vie professionnelle et de la vie familiale (congé de maternité, congé de paternité, congé parental, etc.). Il identifie et comptabilise également les dispositifs ext...

  8. La différence culturelle à l'école: l'exemple du gymnase de la Broye

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    Briki Ticli, Safa; Gilliard, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    Le mémoire est centré sur la problématique de la rencontre avec la différence culturelle à l’école. Une première partie situe la question de l'identité et de la différence. Une seconde partie traite quelques cas d’analyses, remarques personnelle, visions diverses…. Bref, le mémoire met en question la différence culturelle : Est-elle un nouveau malaise dans l’école ou une source de bien être ? Comment rompre avec les stéréotypes et les préjugés des apprenants sur les origines de leurs camarad...

  9. Le corps du Sourd entre handicap, minorité culturelle et langage - Séminaire des doctorants

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    Dagneaux, Isabelle

    2012-01-01

    Deux visions de la surdité se côtoient actuellement : une vision déficitaire, portée par une médecine réparatrice et une société normalisatrice ; et une vision culturelle, portée et revendiquée par la communauté sourde. Alors que ces deux visions semblent s’exclure mutuellement, l’analyse des réalités sous-jacentes, telles que le handicap et la minorité culturelle, fait apparaître une proximité insoupçonnée. Celle-ci s’articule en particulier autour de la façon dont le corps est mis en jeu et...

  10. Revolution in Detection Affairs

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    Stern W.

    2013-11-02

    The detection of nuclear or radioactive materials for homeland or national security purposes is inherently difficult. This is one reason detection efforts must be seen as just one part of an overall nuclear defense strategy which includes, inter alia, material security, detection, interdiction, consequence management and recovery. Nevertheless, one could argue that there has been a revolution in detection affairs in the past several decades as the innovative application of new technology has changed the character and conduct of detection operations. This revolution will likely be most effectively reinforced in the coming decades with the networking of detectors and innovative application of anomaly detection algorithms.

  11. Les industries culturelles en mutation : des modèles en question

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    Lucien Perticoz

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available La présente contribution se propose de questionner la notion de modèles socio-économiques dans le cadre des travaux relatifs aux mutations des industries culturelles. À cette fin, l’exposé se déroulera en trois temps : nous reviendrons tout d’abord sur les caractéristiques essentielles des modèles génériques (modèle éditorial et de flot ainsi que sur leurs principaux apports ; nous expliquerons ensuite dans quelle mesure ils doivent être considérés, non comme une description fidèle de la réalité dont ils entendent rendre compte, mais davantage comme des règles du jeu permettant d’appréhender les mutations à l’œuvre ; enfin, à l’aune de la numérisation des contenus et de leur consommation via Internet, nous interrogerons l’hypothèse de l’émergence de nouveaux modèles génériques. En conclusion, nous insisterons sur la nécessité, à notre sens, de prendre en compte l’évolution des pratiques culturelles médiatiques en tant que dimension structurante de ces modèles.This paper aims to question the concept of socio-economic models within the framework of research about cultural industries mutations. For this purpose, our presentation will proceed in three parts : first of all, we will reconsider the essential characteristics of the generic models (publishing model and flow model and their main contributions to the research ; we will explain then why they must be considered, not as a faithful description of the reality of which they intend to give an account, but more like rules of the game allowing to understand the mutations of cultural industries ; finally, considering the digitalization of contents and their consumption using Internet, we will question the hypothesis of the emergence of new generic models. In conclusion, we will insist on the importance, from our opinion, to take into account the evolution of the media cultural practices as a structuring dimension of these models.

  12. Student Affairs Capitalism and Early-Career Student Affairs Professionals

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    Lee, Jenny J.; Helm, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    This study explores student affairs capitalism as the alteration of professional practice towards the financial interests of institutions. Student affairs capitalism has the potential to create dynamics in which the interests of students become secondary to the institution's economic needs. This study examined this phenomenon from the…

  13. Les politiques d’appui à l’agriculture familiale au Brésil : quelques éléments de comparaison avec le Maroc

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    Philippe Bonnal

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Au Brésil comme au Maroc, le secteur agricole est marqué par des différences extrêmes en termes de taille d’exploitation, ainsi que de niveaux d’équipement, de capitalisation et de techniques. L’article présente la politique brésilienne d’appui à l’agriculture familiale, et quelques éléments de comparaison avec les choix faits au Maroc. Les politiques agricoles brésiliennes proposent depuis une vingtaine d’années un appui spécifique aux exploitations familiales, avec notamment la constitution d’un ministère spécifique. De nombreux dispositifs d’appui à l’agriculture familiale ont été mis en place, dont notamment des crédits à taux préférentiel et des programmes d’achat de denrées agricoles pour les institutions publiques (écoles, hôpitaux, etc.. Dans les zones rurales particulièrement fragiles, des dispositifs permettent une coordination entre l’ensemble des politiques publiques concernant ces zones. Enfin, la conception et la mise en oeuvre de ces politiques publiques se font avec une forte implication des syndicats agricoles. Les politiques publiques brésiliennes et marocaines reconnaissent la dualité du monde agricole, mais cette dualité est définie par zone au Maroc, tandis qu’elle est fondée sur des caractéristiques explicites des exploitations au Brésil. Dans les deux pays, le coeur des politiques publiques d’appui aux exploitations familiales porte sur l’aide à l’investissement. Au-delà de ce coeur commun, les politiques brésiliennes ont plus spécifiquement développé des approches au niveau des territoires locaux et associent plus fortement qu’au Maroc les organisations professionnelles agricoles représentant l’agriculture familiale dans la conception de l’action publique. La comparaison des politiques agricoles au Maroc et au Brésil sur quelques éléments permet de souligner la forte étendue des choix qu’il est possible de considérer, pour définir des

  14. Les violences conjugales, familiales et structurelles : vers une perspective intégrative des savoirs

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    2016-01-01

    La violence conjugale est un problème social grave et persistant ; le tiers des femmes de la planète en a déjà été victime. Cet article vise à discuter des liens empiriques et théoriques entre les violences conjugales, familiales et structurelles. L’article débutera par une brève mise en contexte décrivant comment la violence conjugale s’est construite comme un problème socio-pénal au Québec. Les principales lacunes des connaissances actuelles dans le domaine seront ensuite identifiées, démon...

  15. Générations démographiques, générations familiales Demographic generations, family generations

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    2009-01-01

    Les travaux démographiques peuvent aider à cerner ce qui fait la spécificité du concept de génération et en particulier la question de savoir pourquoi les individus se reconnaissent comme membres d'un groupe sur la base de l’âge. Dans ce travail, nous présentons un exemple de l'approche démographique qui va dans ce sens. Il se réfère au concept de génération familiale c'est-à-dire le partage des parents d'une personne considérée entre le groupe de parenté latérale proche (les frères et les co...

  16. L’analyse culturelle de Mary Douglas : une contribution à la sociologie des institutions

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    Marcel Calvez

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available L’analyse culturelle est un modèle d’analyse développé par Mary Douglas qui a pour objet de comparer les cultures à partir d’une analyse de la formation des institutions sociales. La présentation de cette approche se centre sur la typologie grid-group des institutions sociales. Elle en discute les fondations et les implications dans la prise en compte de la relation entre la structure sociale et l’action des individus.The Cultural Analysis of Mary Douglas: a Contribution to the Sociology of InstitutionsCultural analysis is an analytical model developed by Mary Douglas which aims to compare cultures based on analyzing the formation of their social institutions. In presenting this approach, this article focuses on a typology called the “grid-group” of social institutions. The author here examines the foundations and the implications of this typology by taking into account the relationship between social structure and individual action.El análisis cultural de Mary Douglas: contribución a la sociología de las institucionesEl análisis cultural es un modelo analítico desarrollado por Mary Douglas y tiene como objeto el comparar las culturas a partir del análisis de la formación de las instituciones sociales.  La presentación de esta aproximación está focalizada en la topología grid-group de las instituciones sociales. Reflexiona sobre los fundamentos y las implicaciones teniendo presente la relación entre la estructura social y la acción de los individuos.

  17. Entre hybridité et univocité culturelles : aspects du multiculturalisme britannique à Bristol

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    Vincent Latour

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article tentera de montrer si la Grande-Bretagne en général et son modèle multiculturel en particulier peuvent s'accommoder de l’hybridité culturelle, voire l’encourager. A contrario le multiculturalisme britannique peut-il générer, sciemment ou non, un refus de cette hybridité ? Des données qualitatives de terrain, glanées entre 2000 et 2005, à la faveur des enquêtes menées à Easton et St Paul's, deux inner cities de Bristol, sont apportées pour appuyer l’analyse. L’évolution récente de ce modèle amènera des interrogations sur son devenir, ainsi que sur l'hybridation d'autres modes de gestion de la diversité en Europe, notamment le modèle républicain français.This article attempts to evaluate whether Britain in general and its multicultural model in particular can accomodate cultural hybridity and even encourage it, or whether British multiculturalism generates, knowingly or not, a refusal of that hybridity. Qualititative fieldwork between 2000 and 2005 in two inner city Bristol wards, Easton and St. Paul’s, is used to back up the analysis. The recent evolution of the British model leads to questions about its future, and the hybridation of other models of the governance of diversity in Europe, in particular the French republican model.

  18. Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Synthetic Dataset

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — The VA's Veteran Health Administration, in support of the Open Data Initiative, is providing the Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Synthetic Dataset (VASPSD). The...

  19. Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Synthetic Dataset Metadata

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — The VA's Veteran Health Administration, in support of the Open Data Initiative, is providing the Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Synthetic Dataset (VASPSD). The...

  20. Student Affairs and the Bicentennial

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    Student Affairs professionals have an active role to play in our nation's anniversary celebration, according to the author. In this article, he describes briefly some Bicentennial programs at different universities and colleges throughout the U.S. (Author/HMV)

  1. Judicial Affairs and the Future.

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    1996-01-01

    American colleges and universities will play an increasingly important role in revitalizing a national sense of identity and community. Judicial affairs offices can contribute to that process by helping students define and protect values essential to community life. (Author)

  2. La politique culturelle française du Brésil de 1945 à 1970 : institutions, acteurs, moyens et enjeux

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    Pereira, Marcio Rodrigues

    2014-01-01

    C’est dans le contexte de l’accentuation des disputes entre les empires européens, qu'afin de préserver son empire et d’augmenter son pouvoir politique et économique dans le monde, la France inaugure sa politique culturelle internationale durant l’ultime quart du XIXe siècle. Toutefois, c’est surtout à partir de la dernière année de la Seconde Guerre mondiale que nous constatons une politique culturelle internationale plus pragmatique et une constante augmentation du budget, utilisé par le mi...

  3. Les entreprises familiales à l’épreuve de la « loi des trois générations » Family companies put to the test of the « Three Generations Law».

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    Bernadette Angleraud

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available L'histoire des entreprises renvoie à la notion de génération comme maillon d'une chaîne dynastique qui assure le devenir de la firme. À partir du cas de grandes entreprises familiales qui s'implantent à Lyon à la fin du XIXe siècle, il s'agit d'étudier le rôle assumé par chacune des trois premières générations dans le développement de ces sociétés qui s'imposent dans l'économie locale et nationale. Loin de répondre à un principe qui voudrait que la première génération crée l'entreprise, la seconde la développe et la troisième la ruine, on constate que la réussite et la pérennité de la firme dépendent de la complémentarité entre ces trois premiers maillons de la chaîne dynastique. La génération des fondateurs allie inventivité et intuition économique mais manque d'assise technique, la génération des héritiers apporte à l'édifice un savoir-faire technicien qui permet à la firme de se développer dans un contexte plus concurrentiel la troisième génération, quant à elle, fait bénéficier l'affaire familiale de ses compétences scientifiques et d'un réseau relationnel qui permettent d'imposer la dynastie entrepreneuriale sur un plan tant économique que social.Company history refers to the idea that generations are the links in the dynastic chain that guarantee a firm’s destiny. By examining large family firms estahlished in Lyons at the end of the nineteenth-century, we study the role played by each of the first three generations in the development of these companies, which were essential to the local and national economies. Contrary to the pattern that assumes that the first generation creates a firm, the second develops it, and the third brings if to ruine, we argue that the success and longevity of these firms depended on the fact that those first three links vere complementary. The founding generation combined inventiveness with economic intuition but lacked a technical basis. Their heirs

  4. Naissance de la communication culturelle d'expression française en Algérie

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    Full Text Available Le présent article s’entend comme un travail propédeutique donnant sur un projet plus large et plus approfondi, sous forme d’une série d’articles. Car il s’agit de faire une approche de l’acte de communication à travers la production littéraire et culturelle algérienne d’expression française, il importe donc de faire une sorte de généalogie, si l’on peut dire, de la communication contestataire et ses rapports mêmes avec la production culturelle. Quitte à anticiper, disons dès à présent que traiter des débuts de la contestation est un thème pour le moins paradoxal. La langue et la culture françaises elles-mêmes pourraient être, les premiers objets contestés.

  5. Fractures culturelles et identités fragmentées: La confrontation avec la culture traditionelle dans la société maori post-coloniale

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    1999-01-01

    Toon van Meijl fait l’historique de l'affirmation identitaire maori, et prend le parti d'accorder une attention privilégiée à la manière dont les politiques officielles de revitalisation culturelle sont reçues par les Maori les plus défavorisés

  6. Sustainability, Student Affairs, and Students

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    2012-01-01

    Colleges and universities are developing both the next generation of leaders as well as state-of-the-art technology that allow climate reduction aspirations and triple bottom-line outcomes to become realities. Divisions of student affairs play a crucial role in the sustainability movement in colleges and universities. The technology-savvy,…

  7. Indigenous Affairs = Asuntos Indigenas, 2000.

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    Indigenous Affairs, 2000

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    This document contains the four English-language issues of Indigenous Affairs published in 2000 and four corresponding issues in Spanish. The Spanish issues contain all or some of the articles contained in the English issues plus additional articles on Latin America. These periodicals provide a resource on the history, current conditions, and…

  8. Indigenous Affairs = Asuntos Indigenas, 1998.

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    Indigenous Affairs, 1998

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    This document contains the four 1998 English-language issues of Indigenous Affairs and the four corresponding issues in Spanish. These periodicals provide a resource on the history, current conditions, and struggles for self-determination and human rights of indigenous peoples around the world. The first issue is a theme issue on the indigenous…

  9. Indigenous Affairs = Asuntos Indigenas, 1996.

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    Indigenous Affairs, 1996

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    This document contains the four 1996 English-language issues of Indigenous Affairs and the four corresponding issues in Spanish. These newsletters provide a resource on the history, current conditions, and struggles for self-determination and human rights of indigenous peoples around the world. Articles on the United States and Canada (1) discuss…

  10. Indigenous Affairs = Asuntos Indigenas, 1997.

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    Indigenous Affairs, 1997

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    This document contains the three 1997 English-language issues of Indigenous Affairs and the three corresponding issues in Spanish. (The last two quarterly issues were combined.) These periodicals provide a resource on the history, current conditions, and struggles for self-determination and human rights of indigenous peoples around the world.…

  11. Exploitations familiales et renouvellement des générations. L'exemple du canton de Seurre en Côte d'Or (France)

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    Granger, Sylvie; Leseigneur, André; Gaillard, Claire

    2006-01-01

    En France, l'installation de jeunes agriculteurs selon le modèle de l'exploitation familiale a toujours été prioritaire au niveau des lois d'orientation agricoles. L'évaluation d'un programme visant l'installation de jeunes issus de familles non agricoles a révélé, en 1997 dans le canton de Seurre (Bourgogne, France), un contexte qui leur est défavorable et une spécialisation des exploitations en productions végétales qui s'accompagne d'une pression foncière forte. Cette situation a conduit à...

  12. Analyse et stratégies de l’agriculture familiale dans un pays post-conflit : cas de la province de Kirundo au nord du Burundi

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    Minani, Bonaventure; Rurema, Déo-Guide; Lebailly, Philippe

    2013-01-01

    Les fermiers de la province de Kirundo pratiquaient l’agriculture familiale orientée vers le marché. Aujourd’hui, cette agriculture est tournée vers l’autoconsommation. Pour bien comprendre les contraintes rencontrées par les fermiers, 355 exploitants agricoles ont été choisis aléatoirement dans toutes les communes de cette province. Les résultats issus de cette enquête montrent que l’insuffisance de la main d’oeuvre, du matériel agricole, des intrants agricoles, de protection des sols, la pe...

  13. Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry (VACCR)

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — The Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry (VACCR) receives and stores information on cancer diagnosis and treatment constraints compiled and sent in by the local...

  14. Information Communication Technology (ICT) Shaping Student Affairs.

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    Broughton, Elizabeth

    This paper opens with the following questions: "How prepared are you as a student affairs professional for information communication technology (ICT)? Do you understand such concepts as portals, e-business, Napster, computer use policies, and wireless communication? Will student affairs be shaped by ICT or will student affairs help shape ICT on…

  15. The Digital Identity of Student Affairs Professionals

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    Ahlquist, Josie

    2016-01-01

    This chapter highlights opportunities in the digital space for student affairs professionals. A blended approach, grounded in the new technology competency recently added in the ACPA and NASPA student affairs professional competencies, is proposed for student affairs professionals' digital identity development. It includes the awareness of one's…

  16. A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WORLD AFFAIRS.

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    ROGERS, WILLIAM C.

    WRITTEN IN EVERYDAY ENGLISH, THIS READING BOOK PRESENTS MANY FACTS AND IDEAS ABOUT WORLD AFFAIRS. CHAPTERS COVER INTERNATIONAL LIFE, POWER IN WORLD AFFAIRS, WAR AS INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT, THE MEANS AND VARIETIES OF ARMED CONFLICT, INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT SHORT OF WAR, THE ACCOMMODATION OF CONFLICT IN WORLD AFFAIRS, AND PEACE--WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO…

  17. Générations démographiques, générations familiales Demographic generations, family generations

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    Daniel Devolder

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Les travaux démographiques peuvent aider à cerner ce qui fait la spécificité du concept de génération et en particulier la question de savoir pourquoi les individus se reconnaissent comme membres d'un groupe sur la base de l’âge. Dans ce travail, nous présentons un exemple de l'approche démographique qui va dans ce sens. Il se réfère au concept de génération familiale c'est-à-dire le partage des parents d'une personne considérée entre le groupe de parenté latérale proche (les frères et les cousins germains et les groupes de la parenté ascendante (père et mère, oncles, grands parents ou descendante (enfants, neveux, petits-enfants. Dans les sociétés du passé, il n’y avait pas une claire barrière d'âge entre ces trois groupes de parenté, alors que par contre les mélanges d'âge entre générations familiales ne se produisent plus dans les populations contemporaines. Ceci pourrait aider à mieux comprendre pourquoi les traditionnels « conflits de génération » ne concernaient pas nos ancêtres. Nous apportons ici des éléments numériques basés sur un modèle de simulation, qui nous permettent d'analyser les dimensions de cette séparation progressive des âges des différents groupes de la parenté.Demographers can help define the concept of generation, and specifically why people feel they belong to a group based on their age. We present an example of such a demographic approach by referring to family generations, i.e. the partition of a person’s kin into three groups : lateral kinship, formed by siblings and first cousins, ascending kinship formed by one’s parents, uncles and aunts and grandparents, and descending kinship, composed of ones children, nephews and nieces and grandchildren. In past socities, no clear age barrier existed between these three groups whereas on the contrary age mixing between kin generations in contemporary societies no longer occurs. This might help understand why our

  18. Damping in quantum love affairs

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    2011-01-01

    In a series of recent papers we have used an operatorial technique to describe stock markets and, in a different context, {\\em love affairs} and their time evolutions. The strategy proposed so far does not allow any dumping effect. In this short note we show how, within the same framework, a strictly non periodic or quasi-periodic effect can be introduced in the model by describing in some details a linear Alice-Bob love relation with damping.

  19. Le développement durable et l’homo economicus : de l’occultation du concept de diversité culturelle

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    Parizeau, Marie-Hélène

    2014-01-01

    La diversité culturelle fait-elle partie du développement durable ? Comment le concept de développement durable a-t-il évolué depuis 20 ans dans les discours institutionnels onusiens du PNUE et du PNUD au point d’occulter la diversité culturelle ? L’analyse portera sur la transformation de valeurs et concepts de l’écologie dans le discours de l’économie verte. Elle examinera aussi la mutation du concept de développement en développement humain excluant toute référence à la diversité culturell...

  20. Le défi des SIC : prendre en compte la pluralité de l'économie pour rendre compte de la diversité culturelle

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    Dacheux, Eric

    2013-01-01

    Cette version est le pré print de la version mis en ligne dans RFSIC N°2, 2013 International audience The cultural diversity includes the defense of the plurality of economies. This text have two objects. One, to show how the solidarity economy contributes to the preservation of the cultural diversity in Europe and in the world. Two, to incite the communication sciences to take into account the political, economic and symbolic dimensions of the communication La diversité culturelle, ...

  1. La coopération culturelle dans l’eurorégion Nord-Transmanche : une institutionnalisation sans institution ?

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    Thomas Perrin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Cet article porte sur l’action culturelle transfrontalière dans l’eurorégion Nord-Transmanche. Cette organisation de coopération territoriale a associé, de 1991 à 2004, la région française du Nord-Pas-de-Calais au Comté anglais du Kent et aux trois régions belges : Région wallonne, Région flamande et Région de Bruxelles-Capitale. La dimension pionnière et historique de cette eurorégion, mais également le fait qu’elle n’a pas perduré, permettent d’illustrer à la fois les potentialités, limites et paradoxes de la mobilisation de la culture dans le contexte des organisations de coopération territoriale. Si le processus d’institutionnalisation de l’eurorégion en tant que telle est resté inachevé, l’espace Nord-Transmanche reste un espace de coopération dynamique, en particulier dans le domaine culturel et la référence eurorégionale reste significative pour de nombreux acteurs. Cet exemple interroge ainsi les enjeux et la réalité de la construction d’une Europe des territoires et de la culture, notamment par rapport aux discours institutionnels dont ces questions font généralement l’objet.

  2. 76 FR 59741 - Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Office of Trade and Labor Affairs; National Advisory...

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    ... through the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) that will be included in the second Biennial... statements in response to this notice to Paula Church Albertson, Office of Trade and Labor Affairs, ILAB,...

  3. 78 FR 13897 - Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Office of Trade and Labor Affairs; Labor Affairs Council...

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    ...: International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of Public Session Meeting...), the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) of the U.S. Department of Labor gives notice of the..., 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ILAB requests those interested in attending provide their...

  4. Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Practice

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    Munsch, Patty; Cortez, Lori

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this chapter is to explore the integration of the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners (ACPA/NASPA, 2010) on community college campuses. The competencies provide specific skill sets for a broad range of student affairs practice areas that should be met by professionals throughout their careers.…

  5. Indigenous Affairs = Asuntos Indigenas, 1994-1995.

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    Indigenous Affairs, 1995

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    This document consists of the eight issues of the IWGIA newsletter "Indigenous Affairs" published during 1994-95. Each issue is published in separate English and Spanish versions. The newsletter is published by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), an organization that supports indigenous peoples in their efforts to gain…

  6. Compte-rendu de la journée d'étude "Politiques familiales et politiques d’emploi « genrées » au Royaume-Uni et en Europe"

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    Finding, Susan (Trouvé); Kober-Smith, Anémone

    2012-01-01

    Compte-rendu de la journée d'étude "Politiques familiales et politiques d’emploi « genrées » au Royaume-Uni et en Europe" du 4 novembre 2011, Institut du Monde Anglophone, Université de Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle. Compte-rendu de la journée d'étude "Politiques familiales et politiques d’emploi « genrées » au Royaume-Uni et en Europe", tenue le vendredi 4 novembre 2011 à la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Institut du Monde Anglophone, 5 rue de l’école de médecine, 75006 Paris et organisée par Anémone KOBER-S...

  7. Le défi des SIC : prendre en compte la pluralité de l'économie pour rendre compte de la diversité culturelle

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    Dacheux, Éric

    2013-01-01

    La diversité csulturelle, au sens de la convention de l'Unesco, ne concerne pas uniquement la préservation des langues ou des productions artistiques, elle concerne aussi la pluralité des modes de développement économique afin d'éviter l'uniformisation des modes de vie. Dans cette perspective, il convient de ne pas réduire l'économie au système capitaliste. Si les SIC veulent apporter un éclairage nouveau sur la diversité culturelle, elles doivent prendre en compte la pluralité de l'économie....

  8. Agriculture familiale et politiques publiques de développement territorial : le cas du Brésil de Lula

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    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Le gouvernement de Lula a considérablement amplifié et diversifié le Programme d'Appui à l'Agriculture Familiale (PRONAF, créé par le gouvernement Fernando Henrique Cardoso en 1995. Ce choix affirmé sur la longue durée pour l'agriculture familiale, peut surprendre dans un Brésil qui a toujours, tout au long de son histoire, privilégié l’agriculture « d'entreprise » : latifundia et entreprises agricoles. L'article analyse les mécanismes qui ont conduit à ces choix sociétaux, en examinant en particulier le rôle des organisations syndicales et paysannes dans la « construction » du Programme d'Appui à l'Agriculture Familiale (PRONAF et du Programme de Développement Durable des Territoires Ruraux (PDSTR. La permanence de l'agriculture familiale dans l'histoire brésilienne est expliquée par sa capacité d'adaptation et de résistance, même face à des projets de modernisation irréalistes qui ne prenaient pas en compte les avantages comparatifs de l'agriculture familiale. Cette capacité d'adaptation naît d'une expérimentation au quotidien, dans des histoires de « développement local ». Des groupes d'agriculteurs testent techniques, pratiques ou organisations. Le dynamisme de ces mouvements en a fait des partenaires naturels de l'Etat dans l'élaboration et la mise en œuvre du PRONAF.Au-delà des difficultés et du manque de moyens, au quotidien, dans les relations entre acteurs, une pratique de mise en œuvre du PRONAF a été inventée. Une nouvelle gouvernance s'est instituée entre mouvement social et gouvernement. . Pour le MDA, et plus particulièrement, pour le Secrétariat du Développement Territorial (SDT, le territoire est le lieu privilégié de cette nouvelle gouvernance. Le PRONAF et le PDSTR sont représentatifs de ce que tendent à devenir les politiques publiques pour répondre aux défis d'un futur, toujours plus incertain. Ils sont l’exemple de programme co-définis dans la continuit

  9. Mémoire de guerre et nouvelles pratiques culturelles sous la IIIe République : l’exemple du monument aux morts de 1870 à Marseille

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    Dalisson, Rémi

    2013-01-01

    La gestion de la mémoire de la guerre de 1870/1871 fut un enjeu capital pour la Troisième République. Comme les autres fêtes, elle devait la légitimer. Les érections et les inaugurations de monuments aux morts aux combattants « morts pour la patrie » est emblématique de cette politique culturelle de masse. L’exemple de Marseille, qui inaugura son monument en 1894, à un moment charnière de l’histoire nationale, illustre les ambiguïtés de la politique de la mémoire de guerre républicaine. Il mo...

  10. Les « Photo Poche » de Robert Delpire : un exemple d’édition culturelle

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available « Accessible, maniable, élégante, soigneusement photogravée et imprimée », la collection « Photo Poche » de Robert Delpire apparaît vingt-cinq ans après sa création comme une grande réussite éditoriale. Fondée en 1982 et subventionnée à l’époque par le ministère de la Culture, la série des petits livres noirs constitue également un objet emblématique du processus de légitimation culturelle de la photographie en France. Éditeur expérimenté, Delpire est nommé à la tête de la principale institut...

  11. Les composantes culturelles des premières productions céramiques au Bronze ancien dans le sud-est de la France

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    Vital, Joël

    2013-01-01

    Identifiant de l'opération archéologique : 109 Date de l'opération : 2003 - 2007 (PC) Les travaux du PCR « Composantes culturelles des premières productions céramiques du Bronze ancien dans le sud-est de la France » qui se sont déroulés en 2006 clôturent un cycle de trois années de travaux initiés en 2003 (BSR 2003, p. 124 ; BSR 2004, p. 212 ; BSR 2005, p. 136). Quelques prolongements seront probablement nécessaires en 2007 pour des raisons de difficultés d’accès à certains mobiliers, mais qu...

  12. Undergraduate Consumer Affairs Program Needs: Employers' Perspectives

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    Morrison, Kathryn; Saboe-Wounded Head, Lorna; Cho, Soo Hyun

    2012-01-01

    Forty-six Consumer Affairs (CA) internship supervisors were surveyed to identify critical knowledge and skills demonstrated by interns and to examine the importance of knowledge and skills needed in the workplace from the supervisors' perspectives.The knowledge and skills measured were identified through program goals. Results revealed that CA…

  13. TQM: Finding a Place in Student Affairs.

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    Holmes, Tyrone A.

    1996-01-01

    Critically examines Total Quality Management (TQM). Analyzes the concepts and practices of TQM and its failure to live up to expectations in higher education. Emphasizes the problems inherent with TQM initiatives in an educational environment and outlines ways that student affairs officials can proactively apply TQM to support universities'…

  14. The Digital Age of Student Affairs

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    Cabellon, Edmund T.; Junco, Reynol

    2015-01-01

    This chapter describes the student affairs profession in the digital age. The authors explore new challenges educators and professionals face as new areas are added and expanded, how social networks and digital technology tools continue to evolve, and what skills are needed to engage with students in person and online.

  15. Orienting Mid-Level Student Affairs Professionals

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    Mather, Peter C.; Bryan, Stephen P.; Faulkner, William O.

    2009-01-01

    Mid-level managers comprise a large proportion of student affairs organizations. They are often the most overlooked when it comes to professional orientation and institutional introduction when entering new positions. Accordingly, information is presented from the professional literature that speaks to the characteristics and unique needs of this…

  16. Rethinking the Introduction to Student Affairs Course.

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    Manning, Kathleen

    1993-01-01

    Discusses theoretical and philosophical foundations that can be used to structure Introduction to Student Affairs course within graduate program. Describes the model course as being divided into two segments: liberation theology and liberal arts. Sees liberal arts segment as being further subdivided into philosophy, history, psychology,…

  17. SITUATIONS ET TENDANCES Les agricultures familiales africaines face à la mondialisation : le défi d‘une autre transition

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    Bosc Pierre-Marie

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available L’agriculture africaine fait face à une situation inédite liée au processus de mondialisation, mais aussi à la forte croissance relative de sa population agricole durant le dernier quart du xxe siècle, contrairement à d’autres continents (ou pays continents. Paradoxalement, alors que l’Afrique se trouve marginalisée dans les échanges commerciaux, sur lesquels se focalise le débat international en matière agricole, l’agriculture africaine et le développement rural restent des domaines stratégiques pour les politiques publiques qui doivent prendre en compte la configuration démographique et économique spécifique du continent. La question du type d’agriculture qui accompagnera la nécessaire transition économique et agricole africaine est en débat. Alors que certains opérateurs et décideurs soutiennent le développement d’une agriculture d’entreprise, les organisations paysannes font massivement le choix de défendre l’agriculture familiale comme axe privilégié de développement, car elle fournit emplois et revenus pour le plus grand nombre. Cependant, les organisations doivent faire face à un rapport de force inégal avec les autres acteurs privés issus du processus de libération. Renforcer leurs capacités de proposition et de négociation apparaît dès lors comme une condition permettant d’envisager une refondation des politiques publiques sur la base d’une réelle contribution des ruraux.

  18. Public Affairs-Management von Großunternehmen

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    Siedentopp, Jan

    2012-01-01

    More and more companies are actively representing their interests to politicians and the public – so-called public affairs. The author examines 102 large companies, based on an innovative empirical design from quantitative and qualitative methods. Topics such as public affairs strategies, work and organization of public affairs departments, as well as effects on the overall strategy of the company are requested. A valid measurement model for determining the degree of public affairs of a compa...

  19. Student Affairs as Perceived Through Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

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    Nowacki, Steven

    The needs of human behavior are explored and correlated to the various departments within Student Affairs in an effort to show how Student Affairs can satisfy those needs. Maslow's Hierarchy of needs is briefly explained and related to the following Student Affairs departments: Financial Aid, Student Management, Career Development and Placement,…

  20. Imaginer un avenir collectif, défendre des valeurs et s’adapter aux évolutions sociales et politiques : la politique familiale française

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    Gilles Séraphin

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se fondant sur une double expérience, celle de rédacteur en chef de Recherches familiales, revue pluridisciplinaire avec comité de lecture traitant de problématiques familiales, et celle de directeur de la recherche, des études et des actions politiques à l’UNAF, organisme en charge de représenter officiellement les familles et de porter avis auprès des Pouvoirs publics, l’auteur présente, sur la base d’exemples détaillés, les principaux ressorts de la politique familiale française. Au fil d’un exposé historique, sont étudiés et interrogés divers principes, valeurs ou dispositifs, comme le natalisme, la transversalité, la globalité, l’universalité, la solidarité, l’égalité, la liberté et le libre-choix, la subsidiarité, l’ordre public, la responsabilité, l’institution, la morale et l’identité ainsi que la représentation des familles en corps intermédiaire.Imagining a collective future, defending values and adapting oneself to social and political evolutions: the French family policyDrawing on his experience as editor-in-chief of Recherches Familiales, a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal on family issues, and director of research, studies and policy actions with UNAF, the official advocate and advisory body to the authorities on family concerns, the author outlines how French family policy has been shaped, illustrated by detailed examples. A historical narrative examines and probes various principles, values and forms of provision, like pronatalism, mainstreaming, the single entity approach, universality, solidarity, equality, freedom and free choice, subsidiarity, law and order, responsibility, institution, moral values and identity, and representation of families as an intermediary agency.La política familiar francesaEl autor expone con ejemplos muy precisos y detallados los principales elementos y mecanismos de la política familiar francesa. Esta exposición está basada en una doble

  1. ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT RISK IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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    Lăpăduşi Mihaela Loredana; Căruntu Constantin

    2009-01-01

    The risk is one of the most controversial issues for all persons involved both in domestic and international world economic affairs. The need to analyze, understand and effectively manage risk is growing, the ultimate aim being to obtain a higher degree of successThe risk means exposure to an uncertain future, the opportunity to face danger or suffering a loss ( "Risk - possibility of loss or injury", Webster's, 1995) or the chance that things go wrong ( "Risk is the change that something wil...

  2. Cyberbullying 101: A Student Affairs Perspective

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    McKillop, Elizabeth D'Arcy

    2014-01-01

    Bullying and its negative effects within the K-12 educational sector are thoroughly researched problems. However, there is a relative lack of research on bullying and its most recent incarnation, cyberbullying, within United States higher education. The studies that do exist indicate that college-level cyberbullying is a problem on some U.S. campuses. The goal of my study was to explore the experiences of student affairs administrators in implementing policies and practices used to address c...

  3. Sacco e Vanzetti: caso giudiziario o affaire?

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    Flavia Tudini

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This article focus on maybe the most striking judicial case in America during the early twenieth century. The Sacco and Vanzetti case. There is a widespead awareness about the crime they were accused for, the trial phases and their tragic end, but what about the defensive strategies adopted by their lawyers? The analisys of this theme and the involvement of the pubblic opinion demostrates how this jucidial case bacame an affaire, with a disrupting international eco, underestimated even by U.S. authorities. The pubblic opinion will elevate the two anarchists, crushed by injustice and the political trial, to icons of political struggle against the system.

  4. Designing Student Affairs Organizational Structures: Perceptions of Senior Student Affairs Officers

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    Kuk, Linda; Banning, James H.

    2009-01-01

    Student affairs organizations have become complex entities and serve as a critical link to student success and the quality of the overall educational experience in collegiate institutions. Over time, new programs and services have been added to the array of existing programs and services with little attention focused on how these organizations…

  5. Student Affairs Case Management: Merging Social Work Theory with Student Affairs Practice

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    Adams, Sharrika D.; Hazelwood, Sherry; Hayden, Bruce

    2014-01-01

    Case management is a functional area in higher education and student affairs that emerged after the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007. Although new to higher education, case management emerged from established social work practice. This article compares social work theory and case management standards with a new case management model for…

  6. An Exploration of Ethical Dilemma Resolution by Student Affairs Professionals

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    Humphrey, Elaine

    2008-01-01

    This two-phase, sequential mixed methods study explored how student affairs professionals resolved professional ethical dilemmas. A student affairs professional was defined as an individual whose educational background and work experience are in student affairs. An ethical dilemma is defined as a situation in which two ethical principles are at odds rather than a simple matter of right versus wrong (Kitchener, 1985). A professional ethical dilemma is an ethical dilemma in the context of a per...

  7. Changement et continuité dans l'appropriation de l'espace et les représentations de la terre. De la plantation à l'agriculture familiale à l'Île de La Réunion

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    Paillat Jarousseau, Hélène

    2005-01-01

    L'histoire de l'île de La Réunion, département français d'Outre-mer, s'inscrit dans l'histoire des grands domaines fonciers selon le modèle de la plantation. Avec la départementalisation survenue en 1946, des actions sont mises en œuvre pour relancer l'agriculture. Une « réforme foncière » débute à la fin des années 1960. L'étude du cas d'un ancien grand domaine de canne à sucre devenu une zone d'exploitations agricoles familiales montre que l'accès à la terre des anciens travailleurs ...

  8. Recherche de nouveaux facteurs génétiques de susceptibilité à la spondyloarthrite grâce à une approche associant études familiales et génomique fonctionnelle

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    Costantino, Félicie

    2014-01-01

    La spondyloarthrite (SpA) est un rhumatisme inflammatoire chronique fréquent et invalidant. Plus d’une vingtaine de locus de susceptibilité à la maladie ont été identifiés à ce jour, dont HLA-B27 situé dans le complexe majeur d’histocompatibilité (CMH). L’objectif de ce travail était d’identifier de nouveaux facteurs génétiques de susceptibilité à la SpA grâce à une double approche d’études familiales et de génomique fonctionnelle. Dans la première partie, nous avons génotypé des familles mul...

  9. Faiblesse de la main-d'oeuvre familiale et diversification des activités dans les exploitations agricoles de la zone cotonnière en Centrafrique : quel enseignement pour le conseil de gestion aux agriculteurs ?

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    Emmanuel, Mbetid-Bessane; Gafsi, Mohamed

    2003-01-01

    En zone cotonnière de la Centrafrique, les agriculteurs ont diversifié leurs activités en dépit de la faiblesse de la main-d'oeuvre familiale. L'objet de l'étude était de comprendre les pratiques de gestion de la main-d'oeuvre qui permettaient à ces agriculteurs d'assurer la diversification des activités. La mise au point de cette étude a reposé sur le suivi rapproché de 30 exploitations pendant la campagne agricole 1999-2000. En outre l'observation des pratiques de gestion globale de l'explo...

  10. THE SOCIAL AFFAIRS ARE THERE FOR YOU!

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    We would like to remind you that the Social Affairs Service is a centre offering advice and support that can provide the following: Information and documentation (education for your children, language courses, child-minding facilities, health-related matters etc.). Information on social protection (illness, disability, handicap, retirement, death, etc.) and integration. Assistance in dealings with the authorities/services concerned. Consultations with a view to resolving problems of a personal, family or professional nature, such as problems of dependency (alcohol, drugs, relationship) or behavioural problems (stress, depression, eating disorders)... Support in facing new situations (maternity, divorce, bereavement, change of post, geographical isolation). Assistance with decision making relating to family, personal or professional matters. The team is at the disposal of all members of personnel, whatever their status, as well as to members of their family. Interviews with this service are CONFIDENTI...

  11. 40 CFR 1.37 - Office of External Affairs.

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    2010-07-01

    ... all publications for public affairs interests. The Office of Public Affairs provides policy direction... general public and for internal audiences, in support of EPA policies and programs. The Office provides... result in contracts in the area of public information and community relations. It develops proposals...

  12. 17 CFR 200.15 - Office of International Affairs.

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    2010-04-01

    ... to international securities markets. OIA facilitates the development of and, where appropriate... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Office of International... Organization § 200.15 Office of International Affairs. (a) The Office of International Affairs (“OIA”)...

  13. College Student Concerns: Perceptions of Student Affairs Practitioners

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    Reynolds, Amy L.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to increase awareness of the perceptions of student affairs professionals regarding the most frequent and challenging concerns facing college students today. Using the Delphi method, 159 entry-level and mid-level student affairs administrators from institutions across the country were surveyed about their perceptions…

  14. Helping Competencies of Student Affairs Professionals: A Delphi Study

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    Reynolds, Amy L.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to gather student affairs professionals' perceptions of the knowledge and skills needed to effectively help students. Using the Delphi method, 159 entry-level and mid-level student affairs administrators from institutions across the United States were surveyed regarding their perceptions of the helping skills they use…

  15. 78 FR 51266 - Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice

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    2013-08-20

    ... Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice Closed Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of State announces a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board to... meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing and discussing matters...

  16. 78 FR 34702 - Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice

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    2013-06-10

    ... Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice Closed Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of State announces a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board to... meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing and discussing matters...

  17. Efficacy of Orientation for New Student Affairs Professionals

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    Dean, Laura A.; Saunders, Sue A.; Thompson, George F.; Cooper, Dianne L.

    2011-01-01

    New staff orientation is a strategy that can positively affect job satisfaction and productivity, especially for those beginning careers in student affairs. In this study, new student affairs professionals were surveyed to determine their perceptions about the content and efficacy of their orientation experiences. Despite literature encouraging…

  18. Enhancing the professionalisation of student affairs through assessment

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    Ann M. Gansemer-Topf

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The past decades have seen an increase in the attention and focus of student affairs workin Africa. As the profession works to strengthen its reputation and value within highereducation through conferences, organisations and publications, student affairs professionalscan also raise the stature of the profession through work on their individual campuses.Engaging in assessment may be one such opportunity. As a way to create a commonlanguage regarding student affairs assessment, this paper provides an overview of thedefinitions, types and purposes of assessment. The thought is that viewing assessment as anintegral, rather than ‘extra’ aspect of student affairs and incorporating these activities withintheir work, student affairs professionals will not only improve the effectiveness of theirwork with students but also can help legitimise the field as a profession.

  19. Redefining Student Affairs through Digital Technology: A Ten-Year Historiography of Digital Technology Use by Student Affairs Administrators

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    Cabellon, Edmund T.

    2016-01-01

    The student affairs profession is at a crossroads (Torres & Walbert, 2010) given digital technology's growth and the academy's administrative expansion (Bowen, 2013). Student affairs administrators must simultaneously respond to digital technology's implications in students' lives (Kirschner & Karpinski, 2010) and to new state and federal…

  20. Les solidarités familiales dans le Bocage vendéen, principes verticaux inégalitaires et principes horizontaux égalitaires

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    Carteron, Benoît

    2002-01-01

    Dans le Bocage vendéen, on a affaire à une double logique qui singularise le compromis propre à la société bocaine : la logique verticale qui tend à instituer des rapports hiérarchiques poussés, intra et extra-familiaux ; la logique horizontale qui solidarise l'ensemble des individus des couches populaires, dans un cadre idéal d'égalitarisme et de cohésion sociale ne tenant sa raison d'être et sa cohérence que par opposition à la logique verticale. Les agriculteurs de Saint-Hilaire-de-Loulay,...

  1. House divided the splitting of Active Duty Civil Affairs Forces

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    Sisk, Kurt N.

    2009-01-01

    This thesis examines the U.S. Army's current plan to create an Active Duty Civil Affairs Brigade within U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) to provide direct support to general purpose forces (GPF). This thesis analyzes this new alignment of Civil Affairs forces within the U.S. Army, to determine if this is the best course of action considering the current and emerging operational environment, and possible effects on the Active Duty Civil Affairs branch. Recommendations are given to rectify th...

  2. De la traduction du texte Ordonnance relative à l’enfance délinquante : difficultés terminologiques, discursives et culturelles

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    Natalia Mª Campos Martín

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available L’objectif de cet article est d’analyser les difficultés que les textes juridiques français offrent dans leur traduction à l’espagnol. Dans ce sens, nous proposons une méthodologie de travail à travers une analyse terminologique d’un texte normatif, à laquelle il faudra ajouter une analyse culturelle et discursive (usage de ce langage spécialisé de certains aspects du texte en question. Concrètement, nous allons analyser du point de vue terminologique un texte authentique qui peut être utilisé en classe de traduction spécialisée français-espagnol : une ordonnance, texte juridique que nous considérons représentatif de ce type de discours spécialisé. Il s’agit plus particulièrement du texte intitulé Ordonnance relative à l’enfance délinquante, signé à Paris par le Gouvernement provisoire de la République française, le Général Charles De Gaulle et le Ministre de la justice, François de Menthon en 1945, mais qui est toujours en vigueur. Il intéresse notamment les traducteurs et les interprètes juridiques francophones et hispanophones qui requièrent d’une compétence communicative en français juridique pour leur communication professionnelle internationale. Ces professionnels doivent posséder déjà une compétence thématique en Droit dans leur propre langue, aspect qui s’avère essentiel au moment d’aborder la traduction d’un texte comme celui-ci. Cette description de l’analyse réalisée inclura également une brève approche des formules linguistiques les plus utilisées lors de la rédaction des actes judiciaires et des différences existantes entre l’organisation juridictionnelle française et espagnole.

  3. Mixité et hybridité ethniques et culturelles au Royaume-Uni : un défi pour le multiculturalisme britannique

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    Didier Lassalle

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Le concept d’hybridité/métissage, né au 19ème siècle, a été récupéré, réhabilité et transformé par les penseurs britanniques de la postmodernité, tels que Stuart Hall, Homi Bhabba ou Paul Gilroy, dans les années 1980 et au début des années 1990. En dépit de ses limites conceptuelles, le concept réactualisé a pris racine et a eu son heure de gloire, sous le vocable d’hybridité culturelle, lors de l’arrivée au pouvoir du New Labour de Tony Blair. Il est aujourd’hui combattu à la fois par ceux qui s’inquiètent de la possible dissolution / disparition des cultures minoritaires au sein d’un vaste ensemble métissé indéfinissable ainsi que par ceux qui refusent « l’abâtardissement » de la culture britannique vécue comme monolithique et immuable. Par contre, l’hybridité ethnique en constante progression au sein de certains groupes ethniques minoritaires (Antillais, Africains, Chinois est, quant à elle, promise à un grand avenir, signe de la vigueur et de la progression inéluctable du processus d’assimilation/intégration.The concept of hybridity / mixed race emerged in the 19th century. In the 1980s and at the beginning of the 1990s, it was retrieved, rehabilitated and transformed by postmodern British thinkers such as Stuart Hall, Homi Bhabba and Paul Gilroy. In spite of its conceptual limitations, the new version of the concept has taken root and, under the term cultural hybridity, entered the mainstream with the advent of the New Labour government under Tony Blair. It is now contested both by those who fear for the possible dissolution or disappearance of minority culture in a vast global and indefinable mixed culture, and those who refuse the ‘bastardisation’ of British culture which is perceived by them as monolithic and unchanging. In contrast, within certain ethnic minority groups (Caribbean, African, Chinese constantly evolving ethnic hybridity seems to demonstrate the strength and

  4. Center for Homeland Defense and Security Homeland Security Affairs Journal

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    2015-01-01

    Homeland Security Affairs is the peer-reviewed online journal of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). The journal provides a forum to propose and debate strategies, policies and organizational arrangements to strengthen U.S. homeland security.

  5. Shareholders' Participation in the Affairs of Public Companies: An Insight

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    Lokulo-Sodipe, J. O.

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to have an insight into theparticipation of shareholders in the affairs of publiccompanies. The information gathered in relation tothis study revealed that the only way shareholders canactively participate in the affairs of public companies wasby attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM) andexercise the powers reserved for them. However, as a matterof law, there is no enforceable obligation on the shareholdersto attend the AGM of their companies for that matter, ori...

  6. Reform and Development of Shanghai's Civil Affairs

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    2005-01-01

    The work of the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau centers on social administration,democratic political construction at grass roots level, social relief and welfare,care and support of servicemen and their families, and national defense construction. It guarantees the people's basic rights, particularly those in difficulty,and maintains social stability. Effective management of civil affairs is crucial to the construction of a weft-off society.

  7. Activités culturelles

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    The Club of the week: The CERN Photo Club Cycling Club Golf Club Ciné-Club : La prophétie des grenouilles Concerts du soir MicroClub Ciné-Club : Together Ciné-Club : Vertigo Evening Conference : Nicole and Serge Roetheli Café des sciences : Les Tribulations d'un jardin en ville Interfon

  8. La France en Grèce : étude de la politique culturelle française en territoire hellène du début des années 1930 à 1981

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    Cheze, Mathilde

    2013-01-01

    Ce travail se propose d'étudier les ambitions, d'envisager les modalités et enfin de mesurer les résultats de la politique culturelle française menée en Grèce du début des années 1930 à 1981 (date d'entrée de la Grèce dans la Communauté Economique Européenne). Durablement implantée comme culture étrangère dominante depuis la fin du XVIIIème siècle, la culture française se heurte, en Grèce, au cours d'un long XXème siècle à une rude concurrence et connaît une période de déclin au profit de la ...

  9. Vers l’esthétisation des dynamiques de métropolisation ? Les pratiques culturelles off : éléments de revalorisation des quartiers métropolitains1

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    Vivant, Elsa

    2013-01-01

    Note portant sur l’auteur Dans quelles mesures les pratiques culturelles alternatives ou off, peuvent-elles participer au développement des grandes métropoles, comme cela a été démontré pour la culture institutionnelle, ou in ? UN NOUVEAU RAPPORT DE LA SOCIÉTÉ À LA CULTURE Les rapports entre la société urbaine contemporaine et l’art et la culture sont aujourd’hui soumis à trois évolutions fondamentales. D’abord, les individus seraient de plus en plus confrontés à l’art et à la culture : comme...

  10. Morality politics dans l’Union européenne :un scénario de guerres culturelles à l’américaine ?L’exemple de l’avortement

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    Mondo, Emilie

    2014-01-01

    L’intensification des débats définis en termes de valeurs au sein de l’Union européenne ainsi que la montée en puissance des flux transatlantiques (c’est-à-dire des phénomènes de mimétisme et d’échange d’idées et de pratiques) amènent à considérer la morality politics de l’UE au regard du scénario américain des guerres culturelles. En particulier, la question de la mobilisation de la société civile européenne autour de l’avortement permet de tester les deux facettes du cadre théorique des cul...

  11. Shareholders' Participation in the Affairs of Public Companies: An Insight

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    Lokulo-Sodipe, J. O.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to have an insight into theparticipation of shareholders in the affairs of publiccompanies. The information gathered in relation tothis study revealed that the only way shareholders canactively participate in the affairs of public companies wasby attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM andexercise the powers reserved for them. However, as a matterof law, there is no enforceable obligation on the shareholdersto attend the AGM of their companies for that matter, orindeed, actively participate in the affairs of the company,but such shareholders remain bound by any decision themeeting may take, their nonparticipation notwithstanding.Conclusively, the study submitted that active participationof shareholders in the AGM is capable of saving theircompanies from possible lapses that may be as a resultof mismanagement. Therefore shareholders should attendmeetings of their companies, mostly the AGM.

  12. Museum security and the Thomas Crown Affair.

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    Michaud, E. C. (Nuclear Engineering Division)

    2010-01-01

    Over the years, I've daydreamed about stealing a Vermeer, a Picasso, or Rembrandt. It tickles me, as much as watching the reboot of The Thomas Crown Affair. Why is it, do you suppose, so much fun to think about stealing a world renowned piece off the wall of a major metropolitan museum? Is it the romantic thoughts of getting away with it, walking past infrared detectors, and pressure sensors ala Indiana Jones with the sack of sand to remove the idol without triggering the security system? Is it the idea of snatching items with such fantastic prices, where the romance of possessing an item of such value is less intoxicating than selling it to a private collector for it to never be seen again? I suspect others share my daydreams as they watch theater or hear of a brazen daylight heist at museums around the world, or from private collections. Though when reality sets in, the mind of the security professional kicks in. How could one do it, why would one do it, what should you do once it's done? The main issue a thief confronts when acquiring unique goods is how to process or fence them. They become very difficult to sell because they are one-of-a-kind, easy to identify, and could lead to the people involved with the theft. The whole issue of museum security takes up an ironic twist when one considers the secretive British street artist 'Banksy'. Banksy has made a name for himself by brazenly putting up interesting pieces of art in broad daylight (though many critics don't consider his work to be art) on building walls, rooftops, or even museums. I bring him up for a interesting take on what may become a trend in museum security. In March of 2005, Banksy snuck a piece of his called 'Vandalized Oil Painting' into the Brooklyn Museum's Great Historical Painting Wing, plus 3 other pieces into major museums in New York. Within several days, 2 paintings had been torn down, but 2 stayed up much longer. In his home country of the UK, a

  13. Effets du statut d’emploi sur la santé et la sécurité au travail : le cas des auxiliaires familiales et sociales et des infirmières de soins à domicile au Québec

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    Élise Ledoux; Madeleine Bourdouxhe; Esther Cloutier; Hélène David; Catherine Teiger; Isabelle Gagnon; François Ouellet

    2013-01-01

    Les données de cette recherche corroborent les principaux résultats de nombreuses études sur les liens entre la précarité d’emploi et les risques accrus à la santé et à la sécurité du travail (SST). Constituée de quatre études de cas de services de soutien à domicile (SAD) de Centres locaux de services communautaires (CLSC), cette recherche montre comment l’organisation du travail peut soutenir les stratégies protectrices auxquelles ont recours les auxiliaires sociales et familiales (AFS) et ...

  14. Addressing Perceived Skill Deficiencies in Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs

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    Cooper, Jay; Mitchell, Donald, Jr.; Eckerle, Kayle; Martin, Kyle

    2016-01-01

    This article explores existing literature on perceived skill deficiencies among entry-level student affairs practitioners. Through a review of recent literature, seven perceived skill deficiencies were identified, including budgeting and financial management, strategic planning, research and assessment, legal knowledge and standards, supervision,…

  15. Reduction of Racial Prejudice in Student Affairs Professionals

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    Choi-Pearson, Catherine; Castillo, Linda; Maples, Mary Finn

    2004-01-01

    This study examined the impact of gender, race, intergroup contact, and diversity training on racial prejudice of student affairs professionals. Diversity training and race of participants were statistically significant contributors to change in racial prejudice. Findings suggest that racial prejudice decreases as diversity training increases.…

  16. Positive Psychology and Student Affairs Practice: A Framework of Possibility

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    Mather, Peter C.

    2010-01-01

    With its focus on building human strengths, scholarship from the field of positive psychology can be an asset in actualizing student affairs' human development and learning goals. This article synthesizes findings from positive psychology, illustrating specific ways in which practitioners can benefit from this emerging area of scholarship. The…

  17. The SWIFT affair and the global politics of European security

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    M. de Goede

    2012-01-01

    This article examines the ‘SWIFT affair’, whereby United States security authorities acquired access to financial data of European citizens, and argues that it is a powerful lens through which to understand current shifts in European security governing. The affair demonstrates the institutional chal

  18. A Directory of Games Relating to International Affairs.

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    Stadsklev, Ronald, Comp.

    Twenty-two games related to international affairs are described. The information given for each game includes: description, suggested grade levels for use, number of participants, playing time, cost, publication date, and publication source. Such topics as international conflict, cultural differences, past and present foreign policy, and…

  19. Predictors of Professional Identity Development for Student Affairs Professionals

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    Pittman, Edward C.; Foubert, John D.

    2016-01-01

    This study examined whether professional involvement, supervision style, and mentoring predicted the professional identity of graduate students and new professionals in student affairs. Results of the study show that all three independent variables predicted the professional identity development of graduate students. Supervision style of a…

  20. Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

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    Audronius Azubalis

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Audronius Azubalis to the participants of the First International Conference on Nordic and Baltic Studies in Romania:Romania and Lithuania in the Interwar International Relations: Bonds, Intersections and Encounters hosted by the Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies, Târgoviste, May 19-21, 2010.

  1. Self-Authorship in Student Affairs: A Developmental Paradox

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    Shetty, Rebecca; Chunoo, Vivechkanand S.; Cox, Bradley E.

    2016-01-01

    The emerging millennial generation of young professionals in student affairs, often accused of being shielded from many of life's developmentally stimulating challenges, may not be sufficiently self-authored to effectively facilitate epistemological, intrapersonal, and interpersonal development among their students. Contrary to expectations,…

  2. Developing and Using Dashboard Indicators in Student Affairs Assessment

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    Mitchell, Joshua J.; Ryder, Andrew J.

    2013-01-01

    Dashboard systems are increasingly popular as assessment and performance management tools in higher education. This chapter examines the use of dashboards in student affairs, including examples of key indicators and considerations for developing and implementing these tools. The chapter begins with an overview of the origins of dashboards, from…

  3. Taking the Global Leap: Student Affairs Professionals and Internationalization

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    Mazon, Brad K.

    2010-01-01

    Student affairs professionals can play a more prominent role in campus internationalization efforts. Unfortunately, they do not often view themselves as having the necessary knowledge, understanding, and tools to engage with international education matters, much less facilitate internationalization experiences on behalf of students. By rethinking…

  4. Civil Affairs Authorities Bent on Protecting People s Basic Rights

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    2010-01-01

    In response to the global financial crisis,China's civil affairs au-thorities redoubled their effort in 2009 to improve the livelihood of the Chinese people and protect their basic rights and interests under the constitutional principle of respectingand protecting human rights.

  5. The Orientation and Development of the Public Affair Management Specialty

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    Li, Chenghui; Fu, Yongxian; Chen, Rongxiang; Hu, Xueqi

    2010-01-01

    Though the specialty of the public affair management has been developed for ten years, but it is still facing the actuality that the orientation and development are difficult. Only by confirming the cultivation target and the development orientation, the development of the specialty could find the development approach and method. According to the…

  6. Leadership Styles of Female Senior Student Affairs Officers

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    Montague, Orinthia T.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the self-reported leadership styles of female Senior Student Affairs Officers at public and private 4-year institutions. This study sought to determine if (a) there is a dominant leadership frame usage among female SSAO's, (b) determine if leadership style varies significantly among females with less than 5…

  7. Developing Recognition Programs for Units within Student Affairs.

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    Avery, Cynthia M.

    2001-01-01

    According to many psychologists, the connections between motivation and rewards and recognition are crucial to employee satisfaction. A plan for developing a multi-layered recognition program within a division of student affairs is described. These recognitions programs are designed taking into account the differences in perceptions of awards by…

  8. Sensationalism in Dutch current affairs programmes 1992-2001

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    Hendriks Vettehen, P.G.J.; Nuijten, C.M.; Beentjes, J.W.J.

    2006-01-01

    Both news critics and scholars often contend that increasing competition in the news market urges journalists to sensationalize their stories. Starting from this hypothesis, this article investigates changes in the level of sensationalism in three Dutch current affairs programmes that merged in 1996

  9. Student Affairs and Information Technology: Collaborating in the Cloud

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    Barbatis, Peter Reyes

    2014-01-01

    Student affairs and information technology have opportunities to partner in order to increase student satisfaction and retention rates and to assist institutions to comply with federal educational regulations. This chapter contains four examples of emerging best practices and future initiatives including: (a) the admissions pipeline, (b)…

  10. Perspectives of Online Graduate Preparation Programs for Student Affairs Professionals

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    Connolly, Sara; Diepenbrock, Amy

    2011-01-01

    This exploratory research study utilized qualitative and quantitative research methods to determine how midlevel student affairs professionals perceive online education for preparation in the field. The participants noted that they do not perceive online education as equivalent to master's degree preparation programs for student affairs…

  11. Les politiques de modernisation administrative s’orientant vers l’usager, un engagement de longue date au sein de l’Office National d’Allocations Familiales pour Travailleurs Salariés

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    Johan Verstraeten

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available L’Office national d’allocations familiales pour travailleurs salariés, institution publique de sécurité sociale, s’est profondément remis en question il y a une quinzaine d’années afin d’améliorer sensiblement la qualité du service rendu aux familles. Il a mis au point une stratégie de modernisation ciblée sur la satisfaction des assurés sociaux. Pour passer d’une culture de techniques à une culture de services, il a instauré une politique volontariste et participative des ressources humaines. L’Office a ensuite élaboré une nouvelle architecture de son organisation afin de regrouper les compétences et les responsabilités selon l’utilisateur final. Une autre étape dans sa conversion consistait à redéfinir les méthodes de travail et les procédures afin de les simplifier et de les uniformiser. Pour soutenir celles-ci, l’Office a fait appel à la technologie informatique. Les familles ont bénéficié directement de cette modernisation de l’institution, en ce qui concerne notamment la rapidité du paiement des prestations, la communication et la lisibilité de l’information, la convivialité et l’efficacité de l’accueil, le recueil par voie électronique des données nécessaires à la gestion des dossiers, avec un recours minimal à l’assuré social lui-même. L’Office, encouragé par les résultats obtenus, poursuit sa démarche de qualité pour un service toujours plus proche de son public.

  12. 76 FR 20713 - Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Office of Trade and Labor Affairs; Request for Comments on...

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    2011-04-13

    ..., including the CAFTA-DR (71 FR 76691 Dec. 21, 2006). Subsequently, the U.S. held the first Labor Affairs... States Trade Representative. Proclamation No. 8272, 73 FR 38,297 (June 30, 2008). This notice serves to... (ILO) Subregional Office for Central America, Haiti, Panama and the Dominican Republic,...

  13. 78 FR 18589 - EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education; Request for Nominations of Candidates...

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    2013-03-27

    ... AGENCY EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education; Request for Nominations of Candidates for the National Environmental Education Advisory Council AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... Affairs and Environmental Education (OEAEE) Staff Office is soliciting applications for...

  14. Proximité familiale et organisation résidentielle de la parentèle dans les élites d’une ville d’Europe du Sud. L’exemple de Naples Familial proximity and residential organisation of the family within the elite of a southern European city. The example of Naples

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    Thomas Pfirsch

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available De nombreuses études ont souligné l’importance de la proximité résidentielle entre membres d’une même famille en Europe du Sud. Mais rares sont les travaux qui ont étudié ce phénomène au sein des classes supérieures, où la proximité familiale atteint pourtant des taux records et à une échelle intra-urbaine, alors que les formes d’agrégation familiale dépendent fortement du contexte urbain. C’est sur cette importance des effets de la position sociale et des structures urbaines sur la proximité familiale en Europe du Sud que voudrait insister cet article, en se limitant à un milieu précis, celui des classes supérieures napolitaines. L’enquête s’est fondée sur le croisement de sources quantitatives avec une campagne d’entretiens ayant permis de reconstituer avec précision le parcours résidentiel de 50 parentèles de la vieille bourgeoisie napolitaine dans la ville sur quatre générations. Il en ressort que si les formes de proximité familiale observées dans les classes supérieures de la ville (« quasi-cohabitations » en immeuble et regroupements en rues voisines renvoient bien à des modèles culturels sud-européens, elles revêtent aussi de fortes spécificités car il s’agit de vastes concentrations familiales durablement reproduites dans les mêmes quartiers de centre-ville sur plus de trois générations. Outre les mécanismes « familiaux » du marché du logement, ce sont donc aussi l’emprise patrimoniale sur la ville et la position des familles étudiées dans un cycle d’intégration urbain qui expliquent leur forte concentration dans l’espace.Numerous studies have stressed the importance of the residential proximity of family members in southern Europe. Far fewer studies, however, have examined this phenomenon within the upper social classes, where familial proximity reaches record levels, or at the intra-urban level, although forms of familial aggregation are highly dependent on

  15. Addressing Helping Competencies in Student Affairs: Analysis of Helping Skills Course Syllabi

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    Reynolds, Amy L.; Altabef, David

    2015-01-01

    Helping skills are increasingly viewed as essential competencies for student affairs practitioners. The purpose of this study was to examine the helping competencies covered in student affairs professional preparation programs. The authors examined 16 syllabi of helping-skills courses in student affairs programs and compared this analysis to…

  16. Student Affairs in Canada in 2013: Perceptions, Trends, and an Outlook toward the Future

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    Browne, Jennifer; Speed, David; Walker, Lilly

    2015-01-01

    Chief Student Affairs Officers (CSAOs) are senior-level student affairs personnel. In 2011, 33 CSAOs responded to a national survey and provided a professional perspective on field development, student services, as well as predicted five-year trends for student affairs. In 2013, 17 CSAOs responded to the same survey and provided further…

  17. 76 FR 43337 - Order of Succession for the Office of Public Affairs

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    2011-07-20

    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Order of Succession for the Office of Public Affairs AGENCY: Office of Public Affairs, HUD. ACTION: Notice of order of succession. SUMMARY: In this notice, the General Deputy Assistant Secretary designates the Order of Succession for the Office of Public Affairs. This Order of...

  18. More than Listening: A Casebook for Using Counseling Skills in Student Affairs Work

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    Harper, Ruth; Wilson, Nona L.

    2010-01-01

    Helping skills are an essential component of today's student affairs practice. On a day-to-day basis, it is student affairs professionals who often work directly with students in need of mental health support and monitoring. "More Than Listening: A Casebook for Using Counseling Skills in Student Affairs Work" is written for those student affairs…

  19. 75 FR 5836 - Meeting of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council

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    2010-02-04

    ... of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council ACTION: Notice of the meeting of the U.S.-Peru Environmental Affairs Council and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of State and the... Peru intend to hold the first meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council'')...

  20. A NEW COLLEAGUE IN THE SOCIAL AFFAIRS SERVICE

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    The Social Affairs Service is pleased to announce that from now on it offers the services of a psychologist on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The Social Affairs Service is a centre offering advice and support which can provide the following: Information and documentation (education for your children, language courses, child-minding facilities, health-related matters etc.). Information on social protection (illness, disability, handicap, retirement, death, etc.) and integration. Assistance in dealings with the authorities/services concerned. Consultations with a view to resolving problems of a personal, family or professional nature, such as problems of dependancy (alcohol, drugs, relationship) or behavioural problems (stress, depression, eating disorders). Support in facing new situations (maternity, divorce, bereavement, change of post, geographical isolation). Assistance with decision making relating to family, personal or professional matters. The team is at the disposition of all members of person...

  1. Dr. David Syz, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Switzerland

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    Maximilien Brice

    2003-01-01

    Dr. David Syz, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Switzerland is seen here (seventh from right) visiting the assembly hall for the ATLAS experiment during his recent visit to CERN. To his right is Dr. Peter Jenni (blue shirt), spokesperson for the ATLAS Collaboration. The horizontal metal cylinder behind the group is one of the eight vacuum vessels for the superconducting coils of the ATLAS barrel toroid magnet system.

  2. Medical perspective on nuclear power; Council on Scientific Affairs

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    This article summarizes a recent report of the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Medical Association. Major issues summarized in this presentation include the role of and demand for electricity, and an overview of normal operations of nuclear power plants and the nuclear fuel cycle. Unplanned radiation releases from nuclear reactors and risks related to nuclear power are also addressed. Nine recommendations emphasize the safety of reactors, and the role of physicians in the nuclear power issue

  3. Study of Intrinsic motivation in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

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    Lehtimäki, Nora

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis was to investigate intrinsic motivation of the executive assistants and secretaries in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The objective in turn, was to examine how well intrinsic motivation has been achieved among these executive assistants and secretaries. How respondents evaluate their job satisfaction, work environment and motivation was also researched. Lastly, factors that increase or decrease motivation were studied, as well as if there is a need for additional...

  4. Global power knowledge science and technology in international affairs

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    Barth, Kai-Henrik

    2006-01-01

    Osiris annualy examines a particular topic in the history of science, bringing together experts in the field to consider multiple aspects of the time period, episode, or theme. Volume 21, Historical Perspectives on Science, Technology, and International Affairs, explores the ways in which scientists and issues in science and technology have played significant roles in foreign policy and international relations, especially since the Second World War.

  5. Gender characteristics of legal conscience in internal affairs agencies staff

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    Kuznetsova O.V.

    2016-01-01

    This article presents the empirical research results of the level of legal conscience forming in law enforcement officials. The study of gender specifics of personnel is now becoming more and more relevant due to a constant increase in the number of women entering the Ministry of Internal Affairs service. The study involved 160 male and 120 female staff members. Analysis of the results revealed a general legal conscience trend typical for male and female employees which manifests in a high le...

  6. Student Affairs administrator shares research on Millennial Generation

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    DeLauder, Rachel

    2006-01-01

    Edward Spencer of Blacksburg, Va., associate vice president for student affairs at Virginia Tech, conducted a presentation at the North Cross School in Roanoke, Va., about his research on the Millennial Generation, which represents Americans born between 1982 and the present. The presentation, titled"Understanding and Working with Millennials," focused on the changing relationship between parents and this new generation and how parents can prepare them for success in higher education and the ...

  7. On the Teaching of Science, Technology and International Affairs

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    Weiss, Charles

    2012-01-01

    Despite the ubiquity and critical importance of science and technology in international affairs, their role receives insufficient attention in traditional international relations curricula. There is little literature on how the relations between science, technology, economics, politics, law and culture should be taught in an international context. Since it is impossible even for scientists to master all the branches of natural science and engineering that affect public policy, the learning go...

  8. Regulatory affairs issues and legal ontologies in drug development.

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    Munteanu, Cristian Robert; Dorado, Julian; Matei-Ilfoveanu, Ion; Nita, Silvia Ana

    2013-01-01

    It usually can take more than ten years from the time a new drug is discovered, until can be launched on the market. Regulatory requirements are part of the process of drug discovery and drug development. It acts at every developmental stage. Regulatory affairs works to establish an effective and uniform balance between voluntary and regulatory compliance and agency responsiveness to consumer needs. It evaluates and coordinates all proposed legal actions to ascertain compliance with regulatory policy. The ontology presented for regulatory affairs and drug research and development gives us the possibility to correlate information from different levels and to discover new relationships between the legal aspects. In addition, the transparency of the information is affected by the inability of existing integration strategies to organize and apply the available knowledge to the range of real scientific and business issue in critical safety and regulatory applications. Therefore, the semantic technologies based on ontologies make the knowledge reusable by several applications across business, from discovery to corporate affairs. PMID:23277001

  9. Dengue Surveillance in Veterans Affairs Healthcare Facilities, 2007–2010

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    Patricia L Schirmer; Lucero-Obusan, Cynthia A.; Benoit, Stephen R.; Santiago, Luis M.; Danielle Stanek; Achintya Dey; Mirsonia Martinez; Gina Oda; Mark Holodniy

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Although dengue is endemic in Puerto Rico (PR), 2007 and 2010 were recognized as epidemic years. In the continental United States (US), outside of the Texas-Mexico border, there had not been a dengue outbreak since 1946 until dengue re-emerged in Key West, Florida (FL), in 2009-2010. The objective of this study was to use electronic and manual surveillance systems to identify dengue cases in Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities and then to clinically compare dengue cases in...

  10. Dr. David Syz, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Switzerland

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    Maximilien Brice

    2003-01-01

    Dr. David Syz, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Switzerland, toured the assembly hall of the ATLAS experiment on a recent visit to CERN.Photos 01, 02: Dr. Peter Jenni, spokesperson for the ATLAS experiment (second from left), explains to Dr. David Syz (fourth from left) and accompanying visitors the process of integration of a 26-metre-long coil of the barrel toroid magnet system into its coil casing.Photo 03: Dr. Peter Jenni (extreme right) with Dr. David Syz (front row, fourth from right) behind a stack of 26-metre-long 'racetrack' coils awaiting integration into their coil casings.

  11. Media work as public affairs: moving beyond media savvy

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    Trapp, Leila; Laursen, Bo

    . The interviews reveal that media work is considered an effective, though potentially risky, form of public affairs. Indeed, media work is said to damage, or even ruin, an organization’s lobbying efforts or relationships with political actors. The study’s key finding is that in order to deal with these risks......, professional press contact staff acquire a great deal of political savvy in addition to the well-known forms of media savvy. The interviewees describe intricate media tactics used to minimize the risks, and even strengthen relationships to political actors. These include flattery, praise, self...

  12. The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms

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    Nicolescu, B

    2006-01-01

    After a short summary of the Sokal Affair and of the point of view of Steven Weinberg, we discuss certain aspects of the scientist ideology present in the last book of Alan Sokal "Pesudoscience ans Postmodernism: Antagonists or Fellow-Travellers?", published in France. The danger of the three extremisms present in our time - relativist extremism, scientist extremism and its mirror-image, the religious extremism - is underlined. We point out also the necessity of a transdisciplinary dialogue between the different disciplines as a rampart against the fascination caused by these three extremisms.

  13. On the Teaching of Science, Technology and International Affairs.

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    Weiss, Charles

    2012-03-01

    Despite the ubiquity and critical importance of science and technology in international affairs, their role receives insufficient attention in traditional international relations curricula. There is little literature on how the relations between science, technology, economics, politics, law and culture should be taught in an international context. Since it is impossible even for scientists to master all the branches of natural science and engineering that affect public policy, the learning goals of students whose primary training is in the social sciences should be to get some grounding in the natural sciences or engineering, to master basic policy skills, to understand the basic concepts that link science and technology to their broader context, and to gain a respect for the scientific and technological dimensions of the broader issues they are addressing. They also need to cultivate a fearless determination to master what they need to know in order to address policy issues, an open-minded but skeptical attitude towards the views of dueling experts, regardless of whether they agree with their politics, and (for American students) a world-view that goes beyond a strictly U.S. perspective on international events. The Georgetown University program in Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) is a unique, multi-disciplinary undergraduate liberal arts program that embodies this approach and could be an example that other institutions of higher learning might adapt to their own requirements. PMID:22389530

  14. Female genital mutilation. Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association.

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    1995-12-01

    Female genital mutilation is the medically unnecessary modification of female genitalia. Female genital mutilation typically occurs at about 7 years of age, but mutilated women suffer severe medical complications throughout their adult lives. Female genital mutilation most frequently occurs in Africa, the Middle East, and Muslim parts of Indonesia and Malaysia, and it is generally part of a ceremonial induction into adult society. Recent political and economic problems in these regions, however, have increased the numbers of students and refugees to the United States. Consequently, US physicians are treating an increasing number of mutilated patients. The Council on Scientific Affairs recommends that US physicians join the World Health Organization, the World Medical Association, and other major health care organizations in opposing all forms of medically unnecessary surgical modification of the female genitalia. PMID:7474278

  15. Educational affairs plan: A five-year strategy

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    1987-01-01

    A five-year plan is presented to guide the use of NASA resources in administering a focused and consistent set of aeronautics and space science education programs. Major initiatives outlined in this plan fall into two categories: programmatic priorities and institutional priorities. Programmatic priorities for this plan include elementary education, teacher education, underrepresented minority participation, educational technology and the Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Institutional priorities highlighted in this plan include university programs, educational publications and their distribution, educational partnerships with public and private organizations, educational research and evaluation, and activities of the educational affairs administration. The plan's aim is to directly and indirectly help to ensure an adequate pool of talented scientists, engineers and technical personnel to keep NASA at the forefront of advancements for the 21st century.

  16. The assassination of the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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    Unsgaard, Edvard; Meloy, J Reid

    2011-03-01

    On September 10, 2003, Anna Lindh, the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, was assassinated. The offender, a 24-year-old man, was a socially isolated, culturally and familially dislocated, yet academically quite competent young man who became enthralled with the habitual criminality of some of his relatives and their associates, and then psychiatrically decompensated in his early twenties. He had a history of serious violence before the crime, including the gross assault with a knife of his alcoholic and abusive father when he was 17, stalking, and extortion. At least a year prior to the assassination, he confided to a friend his desire to attack someone famous in front of many people. A definitive motive for the crime was not possible to establish. This was an act of intended, yet opportunistic violence toward a national political figure. The dynamics of the case are placed in the context of other attacks on Western European and U.S. politicians.

  17. The Development, Validity, and Reliability of a Psychometric Instrument Measuring Competencies in Student Affairs

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    Sriram, Rishi

    2014-01-01

    The study of competencies in student affairs began more than 4 decades ago, but no instrument currently exists to measure competencies broadly. This study builds upon previous research by developing an instrument to measure student affairs competencies. Results not only validate the competencies espoused by NASPA and ACPA, but also suggest adding…

  18. 39 CFR 3002.15 - Office of Public Affairs and Governmental Relations. [Reserved

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    2010-07-01

    ... 39 Postal Service 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Office of Public Affairs and Governmental Relations. 3002.15 Section 3002.15 Postal Service POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION PERSONNEL ORGANIZATION §§ 3002.15 Office of Public Affairs and Governmental Relations....

  19. Attrition from Student Affairs: Perspectives from Those Who Exited the Profession

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    Marshall, Sarah M.; Gardner, Megan Moore; Hughes, Carole; Lowery, Ute

    2016-01-01

    Attrition of student affairs professionals is an issue of concern for the profession. This mixed methods study highlights reasons why participants left their student affairs careers. Seven general themes emerged from the study, including burnout, salary issues, career alternatives, work/family conflict, limited advancement, supervisor issues and…

  20. A Discourse Analysis of Collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs in Community Colleges

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    Gulley, Needham Yancey

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to understand the nature of collaboration between academic affairs and student affairs units in the community college context from a qualitative perspective. A discourse analysis study was conducted to explore the ways in which collaborative practice was discussed and understood by chief and midlevel academic and…

  1. 76 FR 10422 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership...

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    2011-02-24

    ... of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program With... Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the Youth Leadership Program with Sub-Saharan... three- week exchanges focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership...

  2. 77 FR 74467 - International Affairs; U.S. Fishing Opportunities in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries...

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    2012-12-14

    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC368 International Affairs; U.S. Fishing.... Moran in the NMFS Office of International Affairs, at 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910... characteristics and economics of the fishery for future use by the U.S. fishing industry. After reviewing...

  3. Moving toward a Global Community: An Analysis of the Internationalization of Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs

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    Schulz, Scott Andrew; Lee, Jenny J.; Cantwell, Brendan; McClellan, George; Woodard, Dudley B., Jr.

    2007-01-01

    Student affairs could potentially play a vital role in the internationalization of colleges and universities, but the extent to which international issues are included in the preparation of future student affairs administrators has remained relatively unknown. As such, a team of researchers sought to investigate the extent of internationalization…

  4. 76 FR 71418 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership...

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    2011-11-17

    ... sense and encompass differences including, but not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, religion... of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program with... Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the Youth Leadership Program with Algeria. Public...

  5. 25 CFR 141.31 - Trade by Indian Affairs employees restricted.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Trade by Indian Affairs employees restricted. 141.31 Section 141.31 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES BUSINESS PRACTICES ON THE NAVAJO, HOPI AND ZUNI RESERVATIONS General Business Practices § 141.31 Trade by...

  6. James Edward Scott: The Leadership Journey of a Senior-Level African American Student Affairs Officer

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    Willis, Salatha T.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine, understand, and describe the life, leadership, and influence of Dr. James Edward Scott on higher education and more specifically student affairs; as one of the most well-known and respected African American male chief student affairs officers in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Using a qualitative…

  7. A Multiperspective Analysis on Developing and Maintaining Trust in Senior Student Affairs Leadership

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    Ruthkosky, Philip J.

    2013-01-01

    This study examines senior student affairs leadership through the diverse lenses of subordinates, administrative peers, presidents, and senior student affairs officers (SSAOs). Guided by an interpretive paradigm, a qualitative methodology was employed consisting of a six-case comparative analysis and grounded theory approach. The findings provide…

  8. 75 FR 34519 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; U.S. Professional Development Program for...

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    ... of Educational and Cultural Affairs; U.S. Professional Development Program for EducationUSA Advisers... State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces a revision to the original Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP) for the U.S. Professional Development Program for EducationUSA...

  9. 77 FR 28419 - Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation...

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    2012-05-14

    ... of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance ACTION: Notice of meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance,...

  10. 76 FR 21786 - Meetings of The United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation...

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    2011-04-18

    ... of The United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance ACTION: Notice of meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on ] Forest Sector Governance,...

  11. Department of Veterans Affairs' Implementation of Information Security Education Assistance Program. GAO-10-170R

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    Wilshusen, Gregory C.; Melvin, Valerie C.

    2009-01-01

    The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an educational assistance program for information security. The Information Security Education Assistance Program is envisioned as a means for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to attract and retain individuals…

  12. Exploring the Culture of Assessment within a Division of Student Affairs

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    Julian, Nessa Duque

    2013-01-01

    The growing calls for accountability within higher education have mobilized student affairs divisions to develop practices that provide evidence of student learning and development. In order to do this effectively student affairs divisions understand the importance of creating, managing, and sustaining a culture of assessment. The purpose of this…

  13. 78 FR 23928 - EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education; Cancellation of the National...

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    ... AGENCY EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education; Cancellation of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council Meetings Scheduled for May 22, 2013 and June 19th, 2013 AGENCY... Agency) Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education (OEAEE) is issuing this notice to...

  14. 77 FR 74048 - Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice; Closed Meeting

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    2012-12-12

    ... Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice; Closed Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of State announces a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board to... meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing and discussing matters...

  15. Student Affairs Professionals' Self-Report of Multicultural Competence: Understanding Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills

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    Castellanos, Jeanett; Gloria, Alberta M.; Mayorga, Melissa M.; Salas, Christina

    2008-01-01

    Pope and Reynolds' (1997) theoretical model of multicultural competence for student affairs was empirically tested with 100 student affairs professionals. The domain subscales of awareness, knowledge, and skills revealed high internal consistency and intercorrelation. Males reported significantly higher multicultural awareness in their…

  16. Rape Culture and Campus Environment: An Introduction for Student Affairs Professionals.

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    Watson, Lemeul W.; Derby, Dustin

    2000-01-01

    Provides a brief introduction for student affairs professional to the American rape culture. Offers suggestions and examples to assist student affairs professionals in their quest to develop adequate programs and services on their campus with regard to rape and sexual assault incidents. (Contains 31 references.) (GCP)

  17. Standing Firm on Slippery Slopes: Understanding Ethical Boundaries in Student Affairs Work

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    Liddell, Debora; Hornak, Anne M.; Ignelzi, Michael G.

    2016-01-01

    Understanding ethical boundaries in student affairs work can be challenging and difficult to navigate for student affairs professionals. The purpose of this article is to examine the complexities of dual relationships and the ethical issues that may arise. As a result, the authors offer tools to (a) identify various perspectives in resolving…

  18. 78 FR 32529 - Meeting of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation...

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    2013-05-30

    ... of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission ACTION: Notice of meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental... United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the United States and Peru intend...

  19. 8 December 2011 - Kingdom of Lesotho Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs and Public Safety, and of Parliamentary Affairs A. Lesao Lehohla signing the guest book with Adviser R. Voss and in the ATLAS visitor centre.

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    8 December 2011 - Kingdom of Lesotho Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs and Public Safety, and of Parliamentary Affairs A. Lesao Lehohla signing the guest book with Adviser R. Voss and in the ATLAS visitor centre.

  20. Entre renaissance culturelle et persistance de la question méridionale. Le cas de l’essor touristique du Salento contemporain (Italie Between cultural renaissance and the lingering Southern issue. The case of tourist development in contemporary Salento (Italy

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    Elina Caroli

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Cet article étudie la confrontation des constructions identitaires locales et du tourisme culturel dans le Salento, une région des Pouilles où, depuis une dizaine d’années, des politiques culturelles et un marketing territorial avisés ont relancé le tourisme. Ce processus a vu le jour à partir de la revalorisation de la langue locale d’origine grecque (le griko et de la patrimonialisation de la tradition ethnologique du tarentisme et de la musique qui accompagnait le rite d’autrefois, la pizzica. Le succès de cette « renaissance » est pourtant ambigu et sa rançon pourrait être la vitrification et la vitrinification d’une société offerte aux touristes de façon esthétisante et exotisante. Les images proposées aux touristes et réappropriées par ces derniers finissent en fait par réintroduire les préjugés d’une terre hors du temps et de l’histoire qui séduit par son caractère primitif. Or les problèmes sociaux restent et demandent une prise en compte sérieuse alors que le nombre de touristes et de résidences secondaires augmente.This paper studies the link between local identity reconstructions and the spread of cultural and ethnic tourism in Salento (Apulia, where, during the last ten years, cultural politics and territorial marketing have rekindled tourism. This process stemmed from the revalorization of the local Greek-based language (griko and from the heritage policies concerning tarantism and the pizzica, the music formerly used during the rituals. The success of this so-called “renaissance” is nonetheless ambiguous and its ransom could very well be the showcasing of a society offered to tourists in an aesthetic and exotic fashion. The images offered to and internalized by tourists, actually end up reinforcing the prejudices of a timeless, a-historical land, appealing because of its primitive nature. However, social problems do remain and call for serious consideration, while tourist flows and the

  1. 76 FR 48901 - Office of Trade and Labor Affairs; National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free...

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    2011-08-09

    ... Labor Affairs (ILAB) concerning the implementation of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation... response to this notice to Paula Church Albertson, Office of Trade and Labor Affairs, ILAB, U.S....

  2. LEGITIMATION DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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    The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter referred to as "MAE") has sent a reminder of the following rules relating to legitimation documents (special cards, henceforth called "special residence permits" (titres de séjour spéciaux), and attestations de fonctions) that it issues. The Ministry has specified that compliance with these rules is essential to the proper functioning of any International Organization established in France. 1. Types of document and use a) Special CD, FI and AT residence permits They serve as residence permits for members of the personnel and the members of their families who are not of French nationality and who do not have the status of permanent resident (see N.B. below). Vis-à-vis the French authorities, they serve as proof that those holding these cards enjoy the privileges and immunities provided for by the Status Agreement between CERN and France (immunity from legal process in the discharge of their duties, entitlement to drive a vehicle registered in a special ...

  3. Gender characteristics of legal conscience in internal affairs agencies staff

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    Kuznetsova O.V.

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the empirical research results of the level of legal conscience forming in law enforcement officials. The study of gender specifics of personnel is now becoming more and more relevant due to a constant increase in the number of women entering the Ministry of Internal Affairs service. The study involved 160 male and 120 female staff members. Analysis of the results revealed a general legal conscience trend typical for male and female employees which manifests in a high level of legal knowledge, adequate understanding of group relativity of moral and ethical norms, civic un-engagement and disinterest to leadership role. This trend reflects a certain viewpoint when human rights are considered to include only freedom, independence and personal self-assertion without responsibility and civic duties. It was found that female employees have higher level of legal conscience forming than male employees. This led to the conclusion of a high-availability of female employees to comply with legal regulations and requirements.

  4. Legitimation documents issued by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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    New rules and reminder The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter referred to as 'MAE') has informed CERN of the following solution to a problem that has existed for over 30 years: from now on, members of the personnel residing in France and holding a full-time contract of between three and six months will be entitled to a special EM-type residence permit that does not confer any privileges (see Paragraph 2 below). Furthermore, the MAE has stated that it is willing to request the competent authorities to look favourably on applications for work permits by a member of the personnel's family members who reside in France and wish to take up gainful employment, although it is unable to guarantee the outcome (see Paragraph 7 below). The MAE also wishes to draw attention to the following rules concerning the legitimation documents it issues and to point out that compliance with these rules is essential for the proper operation of all international organisations established in France. This communicatio...

  5. Pharmaceutical services in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Ogden, J E; Muniz, A; Patterson, A A; Ramirez, D J; Kizer, K W

    1997-04-01

    The status of pharmaceutical services in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is described. The VA health care system is transforming itself from a hospital-based organization into 22 health care networks that emphasize primary and ambulatory care. The impact on VA pharmacy has been substantial. Roles of VA pharmacists and technicians have been enhanced, and a clinical career ladder for pharmacists was created. VA pharmacy officials and leaders from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy have been partnering since 1988 in strategic planning to determine how VA pharmacy can do business and serve patients better. Areas targeted for implementation or improvement include staff development, prescribing authority for pharmacists, automation, the physical design of VA pharmacies, residency programs, and a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) product line. The VA PBM is working to enhance the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals in the veteran population, reduce overall health care expenditures, and provide a more consistent quality of care. Specific PBM programs involve the implementation of drug treatment guidelines, a national formulary, and national contracts. There are plans for pharmacoepidemiologic and pharmacoeconomic research in the geriatric veteran population. The VA health care system and its pharmacy service are changing in ways intended to bring about easier access to care, higher quality, and increased responsiveness to patients' needs. PMID:9099341

  6. 75 FR 3952 - Delegation by the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs to the...

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    ... Delegation by the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs to the Coordinator, Bureau... the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs by law, including by Delegation... Management and Resources, and the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs may at...

  7. 77 FR 14600 - Public Availability of the Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Service Contract...

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    2012-03-12

    ... AFFAIRS Public Availability of the Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Service Contract... Contract Inventories. SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-117), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is publishing this notice...

  8. Understanding Intent to Leave the Field: A Study of Student Affairs Master's Students' Career Plans

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    Silver, Blake R.; Jakeman, Rick C.

    2014-01-01

    This qualitative study of 20 student affairs master's students explored their career plans and perceptions of the field. Five themes emerged from interviews with participants who considered leaving student affairs to pursue other careers: (a) distance from the institutional mission, (b) student affairs as devalued work, (c) lack of…

  9. Divorce your car: ending the love affair with the automobile

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    Alvord, K.

    2000-07-01

    This book is a guide for people wishing to liberate themselves from their addiction to cars and the automobile culture. It is a repository of examples and actions that individuals and communities can take to reduce dependence on the automobile. The range of possibilities run from using cars less to not owning one at all. The book provides a humorous yet clear-headed approach to a greener world and maps out the road to how people can live happily ever after by breaking free of 'auto-cracy', without insisting on people in car-dependent countries quit their automotive addiction instantly. Nevertheless, it clearly articulates the connection between automobiles, their arteries (i.e. highways) and effluents (i.e. greenhouse gases and particulate emissions), and the increasing number and severity of natural disasters between the urban renewal and freeway construction that, in the author's view, helped ignite the riots in Watts, Newark and Detroit. The disastrous societal and geophysical effects of the automobile are demonstrated in great abundance, and the mountain of evidence of the systematic abuse of the planet that the book provides is a stunning refutation of the notion that technology is neutral. The automobile is accused of being not only the linchpin of Western and primarily American industrialism and resource extraction, it is also accused of being the chief suspect in a century-long theft of time, conviviality and beauty. How to bring about a change in people's love affair with their cars is difficult to comprehend but this author has a multitude of useful suggestions which seem to suggest that it is possible. There is a list of 104 'selected references' and an extensive list of 'other resources'.

  10. Dengue surveillance in Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities, 2007-2010.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Although dengue is endemic in Puerto Rico (PR, 2007 and 2010 were recognized as epidemic years. In the continental United States (US, outside of the Texas-Mexico border, there had not been a dengue outbreak since 1946 until dengue re-emerged in Key West, Florida (FL, in 2009-2010. The objective of this study was to use electronic and manual surveillance systems to identify dengue cases in Veterans Affairs (VA healthcare facilities and then to clinically compare dengue cases in Veterans presenting for care in PR and in FL. METHODOLOGY: Outpatient encounters from 1/2007-12/2010 and inpatient admissions (only available from 10/2009-12/2010 with dengue diagnostic codes at all VA facilities were identified using VA's Electronic Surveillance System for Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE. Additional case sources included VA data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BioSense and VA infection preventionists. Case reviews were performed. Categorical data was compared using Mantel-Haenszel or Fisher Exact tests and continuous variables using t-tests. Dengue case residence was mapped. FINDINGS: Two hundred eighty-eight and 21 PR and FL dengue cases respectively were identified. Of 21 FL cases, 12 were exposed in Key West and 9 were imported. During epidemic years, FL cases had significantly increased dengue testing and intensive care admissions, but lower hospitalization rates and headache or eye pain symptoms compared to PR cases. There were no significant differences in clinical symptoms, laboratory abnormalities or outcomes between epidemic and non-epidemic year cases in FL and PR. Confirmed/probable cases were significantly more likely to be hospitalized and have thrombocytopenia or leukopenia compared to suspected cases. CONCLUSIONS: Dengue re-introduction in the continental US warrants increased dengue surveillance and education in VA. Throughout VA, under-testing of suspected cases highlights the need to

  11. 78 FR 2879 - Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Funding and Fiscal Affairs; Farmer Mac Investment...

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    ..., 2012 (77 FR 66375) is effective December 31, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Connor... 3052-AC56 Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Funding and Fiscal Affairs; Farmer Mac...

  12. 78 FR 2615 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Investment...

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    2013-01-14

    ... of 12 U.S.C. 2252, the regulation amending 12 CFR part 615 published on November 5, 2012 (77 FR 66362... 3052-AC50 Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations;...

  13. 27 October 2014 - L. Pistelli Vice Minister at Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian Republic

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    Mr Lapo Pistelli Vice Minister at Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Member of the Italian Parliament (Chamber of Deputies), Italian Republic, signing the Guest Book with CERN Director-General R. Heuer ; Physics Department Head L. Mapelli also present

  14. Analysis of Differences in Disability Compensation in the Department of Veterans Affairs

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — The paper provids analytical support to the VA by reporting on the state-by-state and VA regional office variation in disability compensation claims, ratings, and...

  15. 76 FR 25734 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership...

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    ... encompass differences including, but not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, religion, geographic location... of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program...) announces an open competition for the Youth Leadership Program. Public and private non- profit...

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    ... sense and encompass differences including, but not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, religion... of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership and Teacher... Leadership and Teacher Professional Development Program with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Public and private...

  17. Office of International Affairs sponsors World Food Day telecast, canned food drive

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    2009-01-01

    Virginia Tech's Office of International Affairs will host the 2009 World Food Day teleconference on Oct. 16 from noon to 3 p.m. This year's broadcast will be held in the Cardinal Room at Squires Student Center.

  18. A proposed model for the continued professionalisation of student affairs in Africa

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    Benjamin Selznick

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a model that can inform the continued professionalisation ofstudent affairs as both a field and a practice in Africa. After providing a brief overviewof the African post-secondary educational climate and establishing student affairs as aninternationally recognised profession, I analyse three pieces authored or co-authored byMirko Noordegraaf (2003; 2007; 2011 that develop the concepts of socially constructedprofessionalism, management of practices-in-transition and hybrid professionalism. Ithen employ these concepts to create a professionalisation model that incorporates anawareness of the complex and diverse nature of African student affairs work. I next examinetwo key areas present across the modern African post-secondary environment – careereducation and distance learning – and discuss how the model can guide student affairsprofessionalisation and practice when working in these important educational spaces. Iconclude by briefly commenting on the potential for practitioners in the African contextto develop new pathways forward for the international student affairs community.

  19. Department of Veterans Affairs - Monthly Report to Congress of Data Incidents (April 2014)

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — This is a monthly report that the VA Office of Information Technology provides to congress about data incidents that took place during the month (April 2014). The...

  20. Сombat training of employees of organs of internal affairs of Ukraine: problems and perspectives

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    Zakorko I.P.

    2010-01-01

    A level of the combat training of employees and subsections of organs of internal affairs is the basic index of their possibility effectively to execute the tasks put before them. The analysis of practical work of organs of internal affairs of Ukraine shows that the modern system of the combat training needs considerable changes and korektiv, especially in the sections of studies of employees from the special physical and fire preparation. An author is outline the concrete ways of perfection ...

  1. Supporting Students in Recovery on College Campuses: Opportunities for Student Affairs Professionals

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    Perron, Brian E.; Grahovac, Ivana D.; Uppal, Joseph S.; Granillo, M. Teresa; Shutter, Jamie; Porter, Carolyn A.

    2011-01-01

    Despite the significant attention that drugs and alcohol receive on college campuses, few resources and supports are available to students who are recovering from an addiction. Student affairs professionals are uniquely positioned to support these students with a variety of strategies. This article summarizes what is currently known about college students in recovery and ways that student affairs professionals can help build an infrastructure of formal and informal supports for this underserv...

  2. Methods and Ways of College Students' Participation in Student Affairs Management from the Perspective of Dialogue

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    2013-01-01

    The view of dialogue is a philosophical world view based on the interaction agents. When we instruct col ege students' participation in student affairs management, we should identify the students’statuses and roles as the main bodies of management. From the perspective of dialogue, the construction of organizations, institution guarantee and project activities should be taken into consideration when col ege students participate in student affairs management.

  3. An Exploration of Senior Student Affairs Officers' Career and Life Paths

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    Stimpson, Racheal Lee

    2009-01-01

    An Exploration of Senior Student Affairs Officersâ Career and Life Paths Racheal L. Stimpson Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the career and life paths of male and female Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAOs). The study used Superâ s components of Work Salience and Career maturity to examine gender differences and commonalities of individuals in their climb to a SSAO position. Specifically, the study examined the role of family and personal life and the intersec...

  4. The role of research and scholarship in the professionalisation of student affairs

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    Stan Carpenter

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available In this article the authors first explicate a particular conception of the occupational sociology term ‘professional’ and engage in a short discussion of how student affairs as a field conforms to the definition, and ways in which it might benefit from some intentional reframing. Attention is next directed to the definition of what the authors call scholarly practice and its interaction with scholarly outlets such as journals, conference proceedings and professional development. Reflecting the now longstanding call for student affairs and academic affairs professionals to unite in service of facilitating student development and learning, the authors propose a set of guiding values for student affairs administrators that promote data- and theory-based intentionality of practice. These guiding values also require continual professional reflection and renewal, including actively interacting with journals and other peer-reviewed professional outlets. Particular attention is given throughout the article to the pivotal role to be played at this time in the development of the student affairs profession by the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa.

  5. Things That are Near Though Distant: Extramarital Affairs in Heian-Period Japan

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    Matthew Grubits

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available According to historian William McCullough, a society cannot be understood without an appreciation of its marriage institutions, for marriage institutions are a dominant strand in the fabric of any society. In the Heian period, however, there was an even more dominant strand in the fabric of society than marriage that impinged on the relationships between aristocratic men and women. As historian Ivan Morris points out, the most prevalent relationships between men and women were extramarital affairs. If an appreciation of marriage institutions is necessary for us to understand Heian society, then an appreciation of affairs is likewise necessary. Few historians have addressed the subject of affairs, though they are central to the most notable texts from the period. This article addresses this gap in scholarship by exploring why affairs were so prevalent during the Heian period. This exploration involves looking at the marriage institution, perceptions of sexuality, belief systems and, importantly, aestheticism. Heian society was intensely aesthetic – a great emphasis was placed on pathos, beauty and aesthetic acts such as composing poetry. This paper argues that affairs were themselves aesthetic acts; that is, they were occasions of aesthetic expression. Because aristocrats had a preoccupation with aestheticism, they embraced affairs.

  6. On Open Management of Party Affairs and Open Management of Corporate Affairs%论党务公开与厂务公开

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    2013-01-01

    Open management of Party affairs is the necessary requirement of open management of corporate affairs as the latter is carried out further, with the two being highly interrelated and mutually reinforcing as a harmonious unity. Open management of Party affairs is required to further regulate and implement open management of corporate affairs, and to consolidate and improve its effectiveness, with the eventual goal being the two reinforce and illuminate each other.%党务公开是厂务公开深入发展的必然要求,党务公开与厂务公开有着紧密的关系,两者相互联系,相互促进,有机统一。要通过党务公开,进一步规范和深化厂务公开,巩固和提高厂务公开的成效,最终实现二者互相促进,相得益彰。

  7. The British Nuclear Industry Forum's public affairs campaign

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    Full text: In March 1999, BNIF launched a public affairs Campaign with the objective of influencing the views of opinion formers - particularly in the political field - about the case for nuclear energy as a long-term, sustainable component of the UK's energy mix. The Campaign was launched to BNIF's 70 member companies under the slogan, Profiting through Partnership - By Changing the Climate of Opinion. That slogan was chosen to emphasise a key feature of the Campaign approach, which is the importance of an industry speaking collectively with one voice, but with each individual company actively playing its part by spreading the industry's messages to their own local and regional audiences - Members of Parliament, local politicians, local media - to build a groundswell of support for the eventual renewal of nuclear energy in the UK. Our aim was to place the prospect of a new nuclear power station firmly on the political agenda during the lifetime of the next Parliament - that is, in the period 2002-2007. The Campaign was launched at a time when a few encouraging signs were emerging of a growing recognition in Government, Parliament, and in academic and scientific circles that nuclear energy has an important role to play in meeting the energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century. The challenge, in particular, of climate change and the UK Government's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions undertaken at Kyoto and in its election manifesto, gave the industry a strong, positive issue on which to campaign. However, we fully recognised that to make a convincing case for nuclear energy we would also have to address the issues of concern and doubt in the minds of the public and politicians - economic competitiveness, waste management, transport and decommissioning. During the year, BNIF produced a range of Campaign materials, made submissions to several Government and other inquiries and consultations, organised events, meetings and discussions, all with

  8. La qualité bien rare de Sâlih Ibn Yahyâ parmi les historiens orientaux au Moyen Âge: Écrire l'histoire des émirs Buhtur en utilisant les archives familiales

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    Full Text Available Sâlih Ibn Yahyâ, à la différence des chroniqueurs du xive et du xve siècle, a consacré son œuvre à écrire l’histoire de sa famille. Cet ouvrage est très important car il est fondé dans sa plus grande partie sur des archives familiales conservées par les émirs Buhtur qui ont régné sur une région du Mont Liban appelée al-Gharb.Ces archives comprennent des pièces officielles, des lettres patentes, des acts d’iqṭâ‛, des décrets, des ordres, que les émirs Buhtur ont reçus, soit de la cour d’Égypte, soit de celle de Damas, soit encore des Mongols ou des Francs.Ces pièces d’archives couvrent une période allant du xiie jusqu’au xive siècle. Leur présentation et leur analyse fournissent des informations très intéressantes sur l’usage et les règles de la rédaction dans les chancelleries des sultans zinghîdes, ayyûbîdes et des premiers sultans mamelouks.

  9. Preparing student affairs leaders for Canadian colleges and universities: Do the CAS standards for graduate preparation programs apply?

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    Howman, Cynthia Joan

    2009-01-01

    In Canada, there are currently no graduate level programs which have as a main focus the study of Student Affairs Administration. Student Affairs leaders at Canadian colleges and universities come from a wide variety of academic and career backgrounds. The purpose of this quantitative study was three fold; to gather detailed demographic information describing the current cohort of Canadian student affairs leaders, to determine, to what extent, these leaders were aware of the Council for Advan...

  10. The Research of Spatial-Temporal Analysis and Decision-Making Assistant System for Disabled Person Affairs Based on Mapworld

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    Zhang, J. H.; Yang, J.; Sun, Y. S.

    2015-06-01

    This system combines the Mapworld platform and informationization of disabled person affairs, uses the basic information of disabled person as center frame. Based on the disabled person population database, the affairs management system and the statistical account system, the data were effectively integrated and the united information resource database was built. Though the data analysis and mining, the system provides powerful data support to the decision making, the affairs managing and the public serving. It finally realizes the rationalization, normalization and scientization of disabled person affairs management. It also makes significant contributions to the great-leap-forward development of the informationization of China Disabled Person's Federation.

  11. [The Lafarge affair: a judgment in which toxicology didn't win fame!].

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    Anger, J P; Goullé, J P

    2006-01-01

    The famous Lafarge affair which took place in Tulle (Corrèze, France) in 1840, has never ceased to interest the general public because some doubts have remained even after the pronunciation of the judgment. Another hypothesis than arsenicum poisoning has been formulated in 1980 by Professor P. Lepine who believes in a paratyphoid fever occuring after food poisoning. This assumption and the discovery of exceptional family documents in 2004 by Edouard de Lamaze, a distant cousin of Emma Pontier, the confidante of Marie Lafarge, sheds a new light on this mysterious affair.

  12. [The Isserlin-affaire - a dispute by delegates between Kraepelin and Freud].

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    Peters, U H

    2002-01-01

    Kraepelin and Freud have indirectly, via Max Isserlin and Carl Gustav Jung, disputed about their completely different blueprints of psychiatric or psychological disturbances. Mainly in the Isserlin-affaire the dispute reached personal and bitter forms. In this affair Bleuler sided with Kraepelin. In the end of the dispute Bleuler just as Jung had separated from Freud, if in different ways and with different motivations. The discussion between Kraepelin-Isserlin on the one side and Freud on the other faded away. The course of the dispute, which mainly the psychoanalytic literature alludes to frequently, is being delineated here for the first time. PMID:11791191

  13. 2 CFR 801.1010 - Suspending official (Department of Veterans Affairs supplement to government-wide definition at 2...

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    2010-01-01

    ... Affairs supplement to government-wide definition at 2 CFR 180.1010). 801.1010 Section 801.1010 Grants and... supplement to government-wide definition at 2 CFR 180.1010). In addition to the suspending official listed at 2 CFR 180.1010, the suspending official for the Department of Veterans Affairs is: (a) For...

  14. 22 CFR 501.9 - Interchange of FSOs between Broadcasting Board of Governors and other Foreign Affairs Agencies.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Interchange of FSOs between Broadcasting Board of Governors and other Foreign Affairs Agencies. 501.9 Section 501.9 Foreign Relations BROADCASTING... Broadcasting Board of Governors and other Foreign Affairs Agencies. Foreign Service Officers (FSOs)...

  15. An Analysis of Student Affairs Professionals' Management of Role Conflict and Multiple Roles in Relation to Work/Life Balance

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    Mayo, Nicole Lepone

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this inquiry is to study how student affairs professionals manage role conflict in relation to work/life balance based on the challenging culture of the field. The underlying goals are to identify the barriers or challenges of managing multiple roles as a student affairs administrator and identify strategies to assist employees in…

  16. Implementing the CAS Standards: The Implementation of the CAS Standards in Student Affairs as a Comprehensive Assessment Approach

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    Dorman, Jesse A.

    2012-01-01

    The increasing use of the CAS standards as a comprehensive assessment approach in divisions of student affairs necessitates a more in-depth understanding of how the CAS standards are being implemented in these settings. In response to increasing calls for improvement, accountability and professionalism in student affairs (Bresciani, 2006; Cooper…

  17. 78 FR 29779 - Labor Affairs Council of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement; Notice of Public...

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    2013-05-21

    ... of the Secretary Labor Affairs Council of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement... Article 17.5 of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), the International Labor Affairs Bureau...) of the U.S.-Colombia TPA, including activities of the Labor Cooperation Mechanism established...

  18. 43 CFR Appendix A to Part 2 - Department of the Interior FOIA and Public Affairs Contacts, and Reading Rooms

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    ... Affairs Contacts, and Reading Rooms A Appendix A to Part 2 Public Lands: Interior Office of the Secretary...—Department of the Interior FOIA and Public Affairs Contacts, and Reading Rooms Departmental Departmental FOIA... Reading Room—DOI's LibraryMIB (C Street Entrance) 1849 C St., NW. Washington, DC 20240 Telephone No....

  19. 77 FR 70874 - Notification of the Next Meetings of the U.S.-Chile FTA Environmental Affairs Council and ECA...

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    ... Notification of the Next Meetings of the U.S.-Chile FTA Environmental Affairs Council and ECA Joint Commission... State. ACTION: Notice of the next meeting of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Environmental Affairs... States Trade Representative (``USTR'') are providing notice that the United States and Chile intend...

  20. 12 CFR 265.9 - Functions delegated to the Director of Division of Consumer and Community Affairs.

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    2010-01-01

    ... other proceedings required by law, concerning consumer law or other matters within the responsibilities... of Consumer and Community Affairs. 265.9 Section 265.9 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM... Functions delegated to the Director of Division of Consumer and Community Affairs. The Director of the...

  1. A Computer-Assisted Instruction in Teaching Abstract Statistics to Public Affairs Undergraduates

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    Ozturk, Ali Osman

    2012-01-01

    This article attempts to demonstrate the applicability of a computer-assisted instruction supported with simulated data in teaching abstract statistical concepts to political science and public affairs students in an introductory research methods course. The software is called the Elaboration Model Computer Exercise (EMCE) in that it takes a great…

  2. Middle States Chief Student Affairs Officer Roles and Succession Planning Considerations

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    Santana, Pedro J.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined chief student affairs officers (CSAOs) within the four-year colleges and universities accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The objectives were to: (a) determine the profile of the CSAO; (b) provide a better understanding as to the role of the CSAO; (c) identify the most common career paths taken to…

  3. 75 FR 78807 - Agency Information Collection (Notice to Department of Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary...

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    2010-12-16

    ... Incarcerated in Penal Institution) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration... Veterans Affairs of Veteran or Beneficiary Incarcerated in Penal Institution, VA Form 21-4193. OMB Control... should be reduced or terminated when he or she is incarcerated in a penal institution in excess of...

  4. Crisp Sets and Boolean Algebra: A Research Strategy for Student Affairs

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    Banning, James; Eversole, Barbara; Most, David; Kuk, Linda

    2008-01-01

    A review of student affairs journals clearly points out that most, if not all, research strategies within the field fall within traditional approaches based on quantitative methods and, more recently, qualitative methods. The purpose of this article is not to discourage use of these time honored research strategies, but to suggest the inclusion of…

  5. 75 FR 16544 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership...

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    2010-04-01

    ... of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program With... announces an open competition for the Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe. Public and private non... civic rights and responsibilities, leadership, and community activism, and specifically on the theme...

  6. 76 FR 14705 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership...

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    2011-03-17

    ... of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Youth Leadership Program With South Asia (Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives) and the Youth Leadership Program With Azerbaijan... open competition for two Youth Leadership Programs: the Youth Leadership Program with South Asia...

  7. The Consequences of the Trojan Horse Affair and a Possible Way Forward for Birmingham

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    Barton, Sarah; Hatcher, Richard

    2014-01-01

    The UK government seized the opportunity of the Trojan Horse affair to launch a damaging Islamophobic attack, eagerly relayed by a racist press, on the Muslim community in Birmingham and beyond, abusing Ofsted and the Prevent strategy as blatant instruments of ideologically-driven policy. The various reports found no evidence of radicalisation or…

  8. The "Trojan Horse" Affair and Radicalisation: An Analysis of Ofsted Reports

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    Mogra, Imran

    2016-01-01

    This article provides an analysis of the frequency with which the word radicalisation appears in 21 Ofsted reports published as a result of inspections carried out in some Birmingham schools following the "Trojan Horse" affair. The technique of key-words-in-context was employed to study the range of its uses in the corpus of the reports.…

  9. CONDITIONS FOR LEADERSHIP IN THE TOTAL PROGRAM OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN A STATE.

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    HOULE, CYRIL O.

    A NARRATIVE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OF WEST DAKOTA A AND M UNIVERSITY PROVIDES A DISCUSSION OF THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITY EXTENSION IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS EDUCATION. IN THIS LAND-GRANT COLLEGE, THE EXTENSION SERVICE WAS ONLY THE LARGEST OF NUMEROUS ADULT PROGRAMS ON AND OFF CAMPUS. OTHER INSTITUTIONS, USING THE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE AS A MODEL, WERE…

  10. 75 FR 75190 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP...

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    2010-12-02

    ... eligibility requirements. Themes (1) Training Sports Coaches Exchanges funded under this theme will focus on... of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP): International Sports... announces an open competition for the International Sports Programming Initiative. Public and private...

  11. 75 FR 63247 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Sports Youth...

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    2010-10-14

    ....S. training approaches, sports management techniques, or community-based sports programs. The... of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Sports Youth Visitor Program...-visibility sports exchanges taking place during calendar year 2011 and 2012. Approximately 18 programs...

  12. Happiness, Work Engagement, and Perception of Organizational Support of Student Affairs Professionals

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    Hempfling, Michele Sheets

    2015-01-01

    Little research has been conducted on the work engagement, subjective happiness, or perceived organizational support of student affairs professionals. In this study, 299 professionals in the American College Personnel Association were surveyed utilizing the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, the Subjective Happiness Scale, and the Survey of Perceived…

  13. Jane Ann Williams named director of education and training for multicultural affairs

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    2005-01-01

    Jane Ann Williams, former director of professional programs at Mercer University, has been named director of education and training for multicultural affairs at Virginia Tech. In this capacity, Williams will provide ongoing leadership and management of the diversity-related educational and training programs for the university community.

  14. 78 FR 48765 - Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) Request for Proposals for the Fundraising...

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    2013-08-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) Request for Proposals for the Fundraising, Construction, Development, Organization, Management, Disassembly and Removal of a USA Pavilion/Exhibition at Universal...

  15. Socialization to Student Affairs: Early Career Experiences Associated with Professional Identity Development

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    Hirschy, Amy S.; Wilson, Maureen E.; Liddell, Debora L.; Boyle, Kathleen M.; Pasquesi, Kira

    2015-01-01

    In this study, the authors propose and test a model of professional identity development among early career student affairs professionals. Using survey data from 173 new professionals (0-5 years of experience), factor analysis revealed 3 dimensions of professional identity: commitment, values congruence, and intellectual investment. Multivariate…

  16. 78 FR 59412 - Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; Climate Action Report

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    ... of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; Climate Action Report AGENCY... Climate Action Report (CAR) on U.S. climate change actions. This draft CAR consists of two documents, the National Communication and the Biennial Report, that respond to reporting requirements under the...

  17. 75 FR 17989 - Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; Climate Action Report

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    2010-04-08

    ... of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; Climate Action Report AGENCY... submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (CAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, and subsequent reports in 1997, 2002, and 2006. The U.S. Government has prepared an initial draft of the fifth...

  18. 77 FR 20054 - Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade...

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    2012-04-03

    ... of the Secretary Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy ACTION: Meeting Notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal... Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy. Date, Time, Place: May 14, 2012; 2 p.m.-4...

  19. 76 FR 31641 - Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade...

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    2011-06-01

    ... of the Secretary Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy ACTION: Meeting notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal... Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy. Date, Time, Place: June 28, 2011; 3 p.m.-4:30...

  20. 75 FR 78758 - Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade...

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    2010-12-16

    ... of the Secretary Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy ACTION: Meeting notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal... Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy. Date, Time, Place: January 12, 2011; 10...

  1. A New Theory-to-Practice Model for Student Affairs: Integrating Scholarship, Context, and Reflection

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    Reason, Robert D.; Kimball, Ezekiel W.

    2012-01-01

    In this article, we synthesize existing theory-to-practice approaches within the student affairs literature to arrive at a new model that incorporates formal and informal theory, institutional context, and reflective practice. The new model arrives at a balance between the rigor necessary for scholarly theory development and the adaptability…

  2. Synergistic Supervision: A Confirmed Key to Retaining Entry-Level Student Affairs Professionals

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    Shupp, Matthew R.; Arminio, Jan L.

    2012-01-01

    Entry-level student affairs staff are the profession's future and seasoned professionals must lay a strong supervisory foundation. Supervision has received little attention in the literature even though practitioners spend substantial time supervising. Although an important role, many seasoned professionals are ill prepared for this task. This…

  3. International Comparative Student Affairs: How International and Comparative Higher Education Impacts Our Work with Students

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    Roberts, Darbi L.

    2014-01-01

    This article examines the field of international higher education (IHE) and its application to the practice of student affairs. The author proposes that IHE is a crossroads between international comparative education and higher education, exploring their shared historical roots. She gives an overview of the current state of the IHE field, looking…

  4. Preliminary Investigation of the Relationships between Involvement in Student Affairs Professional Development and Margin in Life

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    Lagana, Brandon T.

    2007-01-01

    Involvement in student affairs professional development was investigated using McClusky's (1963) Power Load Margin (PLM) theory from the adult education field. The PLM theory is a framework for identifying sources of stress (load) and power in one's life; the amount of power available to handle stress is called margin in life (MIL). This study…

  5. The New Normal: Senior Student Affairs Officers Speak out about Budget Cutting

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    Romano, C. Renee; Hanish, Jan; Phillips, Calvin; Waggoner, Michael D.

    2010-01-01

    To understand the experiences of leaders in student affairs in higher education and to document the strategies they used to cut budgets and the results of these actions, the authors conducted a qualitative research study using public institutions as case studies. Data were gathered in 2005 through phone interviews with senior student affairs…

  6. 76 FR 16029 - 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs...

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    2011-03-22

    ... the Sports Envoys Program between the years of 2005 and 2009. Methodology: Evaluation data will be... Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Evaluation Division: Sports & Culture Evaluation Envoys Survey, OMB Control...

  7. Exhibition of Photos and Gifts of Zhangzhou’s Foreign Affairs Activities

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    Zhang; You

    2015-01-01

    The Exhibition of Photos and Gifts of Zhangzhou’s Foreign Affairs Activities sponsored by the Zhangzhou Municipal People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries(ZMPAFFC)opened in the Zhangzhou Archive son January 15.The permanent exhibition is divided into two parts covering friendship city activities and international exchanges.On display are over 200 pho

  8. Giving Voice to Critical Campus Issues. Qualitative Research in Student Affairs.

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    Manning, Kathleen, Ed.

    This book presents six qualitative research studies written by graduate students in the Higher Education and Student Affairs masters program at the University of Vermont. The papers provide case studies concerning suicide, acquaintance rape, alcohol-related student death, classism, adult children of alcoholics, and multiracial identity. Following…

  9. Cartographic Encounters at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Geographic Information System Center of Calculation

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    Palmer, Mark H.

    2012-01-01

    The centering processes of geographic information system (GIS) development at the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was an extension of past cartographic encounters with American Indians through the central control of geospatial technologies, uneven development of geographic information resources, and extension of technically dependent…

  10. 32 CFR Appendix D to Part 45 - State Directors of Veterans Affairs

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    2010-07-01

    ..., MILITARY AND CIVILIAN CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY (DD FORM 214/5 SERIES) Pt. 45..., Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, 3601 C Street, suite 620, Anchorage, AK 99503. American Samoa..., Johnston, IA 50131-1902. Kansas Executive Director, Kansas Veterans Commission, Jayhawk Tower, suite...

  11. 78 FR 72972 - Meeting of the United States-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation...

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    2013-12-04

    ... of the United States-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission...) are providing notice that the United States and Colombia intend to hold the first meeting of the... implementation of Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) and...

  12. Leadership Studies: A New Partnership between Academic Departments and Student Affairs.

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    Burns, John S.

    1995-01-01

    Reports on Washington State University's effort to formalize, coordinate, and further develop its leadership education, tapping the expertise of student affairs professionals and discipline-based faculty to establish an interdisciplinary minor in leadership studies. Provides objectives, expected student outcomes, and curriculum for the minor. (JBJ)

  13. 25 CFR 225.36 - Minerals agreement cancellation; Bureau of Indian Affairs notice of noncompliance.

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    2010-04-01

    ... INTERIOR ENERGY AND MINERALS OIL AND GAS, GEOTHERMAL, AND SOLID MINERALS AGREEMENTS Minerals Agreements... cancel the minerals agreement, specifying the basis for the cancellation. Cancellation of a minerals... Indian Affairs, the orders may be appealed under 25 CFR part 2. If the orders are issued by the...

  14. Students and Institutions Protecting Whiteness as Property: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Student Affairs Preparation

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    Bondi, Stephanie

    2012-01-01

    This study is based on interviews with White students graduating from a student affairs preparation program as well as a literature review of whiteness in education. Applying "critical race theory," the author examined the ways that students and institutions protected whiteness. Institutions and those within them concerned with equity must have…

  15. Woman's Changing Place: A Look at Sexism. Public Affairs Pamphlet Number 509.

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    Doyle, Nancy

    This Public Affairs Pamphlet reviews how early childhood conditioning, education, religion, sports, business and finance, and mass media limit women's development and opportunities and, further, how women are working to effect change in their own lives and in society. The following are briefly discussed: (1) efforts being made by child care…

  16. African American and Latino Enrollment Trends among Medicine, Law, Business, and Public Affairs Graduate Programs

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    de la Garza, Rodolfo; Moghadam, Sepehr Hejazi

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) report is twofold: to provide an analysis of the enrollment trends for African American and Latino students among graduate professional programs in the fields of medicine, business, law, and public affairs, and to present other relevant data pertaining to African American and Latino students…

  17. Remarks of Kevin Gover, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs: Address to Tribal Leaders.

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    Gover, Kevin

    2000-01-01

    Assistant Secretary Gover apologizes for the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) actions in the ethnic cleansing of American Indian tribes and the destruction of Indian cultures. He asserts the agency's moral responsibility of putting things right and proposes that a healing process begin and that the BIA work to reinvent itself as an instrument of…

  18. Student Affairs Professionals Supporting Students with Disabilities: A Grounded Theory Model

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    Kimball, Ezekiel; Vaccaro, Annemarie; Vargas, Nadia

    2016-01-01

    In an action-based grounded theory project, the authors collected data from 31 student affairs professionals. During seven focus groups, practitioners described feeling unknowledgeable about disability law, accommodations, and diagnoses. However, they drew upon their core values and transferrable skills to support individual students. Participants…

  19. "Le Francais Des Affaires": At the Crossroads of US/EU Trade and Language Policies.

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    Finel-Honigman, Irene

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the need to enhance United States/European Union (EU) commercial and educational cooperation. Differences between US and EU language and trade policies are explored and the importance of plurilingualism in the global economy is examined. The role of the French Language, especially "Le francais des affaires," in facilitating access to the…

  20. 76 FR 77806 - International Affairs; U.S. Fish Quotas in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization...

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    2011-12-14

    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA868 International Affairs; U.S. Fish Quotas in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Regulatory Area AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries... Northwest Atlantic Fisheries ] Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area. This action is necessary to make...

  1. The Price of Restraint. Brief to the Ontario Council on University Affairs.

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    Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto. Committee on Operating Grants.

    The Council of Ontario Universities' 1978 brief on operating support is presented. Section I compares funding recommendations for 1978-79 put forward by the Council on Ontario Universities (COU) and the Ontario Council on University Affairs (OCUS) with the provisions made for that year by the Minister of College and Universities (MCU). Section 2…

  2. Collective Voluntarism and Public Affairs Knowledge: A Typology for Knowledge Gap Theory Development.

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    Gaziano, Emanuel; Gaziano, Cecilie

    A "collective voluntarism" framework can be used to achieve greater analytical precision and improve theoretical development of the landmark "knowledge gap hypothesis" which has stimulated considerable research and debate about the nature and existence of socially structured public affairs knowledge. The original knowledge gap hypothesis locates…

  3. Supporting Students in Recovery on College Campuses: Opportunities for Student Affairs Professionals

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    Perron, Brian E.; Grahovac, Ivana D.; Uppal, Joseph S.; Granillo, Teresa M.; Shutter, Jamie; Porter, Carolyn A.

    2011-01-01

    Despite the significant attention that drugs and alcohol receive on college campuses, few resources and supports are available to students who are recovering from an addiction. Student affairs professionals are uniquely positioned to support these students with a variety of strategies. This article summarizes what is currently known about college…

  4. Introduction to Strategic Planning in Student Affairs: A Model for Process and Elements of a Plan

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    Ellis, Shannon E.

    2010-01-01

    Planning from a strategic perspective has been a mainstay of organizational management for decades. Founded in the private sector, strategic planning is now embraced by the nonprofit world as a catalyst for sound resource allocation, transformative decision making, and motivating staff. Student affairs professionals who think, plan, and act…

  5. 75 FR 17989 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: American Youth...

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    2010-04-08

    ... Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an... enable the participants to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving... firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. The participants...

  6. 77 FR 75362 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations

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    2012-12-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 615 Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations CFR Correction 0 In Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 600 to 899, revised as of January 1,...

  7. 75 FR 30687 - Organization; Eligibility and Scope of Financing; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and...

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    2010-06-02

    ..., 615, 619 and 620 RIN 3052-AC43 Organization; Eligibility and Scope of Financing; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Definitions; and Disclosure to Shareholders... rule under parts 611, 613, 615, 619 and 620 on April 12, 2010 (75 FR 18726) amending FCA's...

  8. 76 FR 72236 - Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice; Closed Meeting

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    2011-11-22

    ... Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice; Closed Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2), the Department of State announces a meeting of the... been determined that this meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing...

  9. 77 FR 38126 - Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice; Closed Meeting

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    2012-06-26

    ... Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice; Closed Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App Sec. 10(a)(2), the Department of State announces a meeting of the... been determined that this meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing...

  10. Walking the Labyrinth: Examining the Intersection of Spirituality and Leadership among Senior Student Affairs Administrators

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    Riera, Jose-Luis

    2013-01-01

    As senior student affairs administrators (SSAAs) seek to lead effectively in higher education, some SSAAs consider spiritual resources to enhance leadership practice. Yet, empirical literature on the intersection of spirituality and leadership in higher education is relatively absent and needs to be deepened and broadened. The purpose of this…

  11. Division of Student Affairs chief of staff and director of administration receives Fulbright grant

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    DeLauder, Rachel

    2010-01-01

    Cynthia P. Bonner, chief of staff and director of administration for Virginia Tech's Division of Student Affairs, will spend two weeks during the 2010 fall semester in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship for the United States-Germany International Education Administrators Program.

  12. Examining the Impact of Fit on the Job Satisfaction of Midlevel Managers in Student Affairs

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    Lombardi, Ryan Timothy

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship of personal characteristics, job characteristics, and fit on the job satisfaction of mid-level managers in student affairs. The study was quantitative in nature and used the Job Satisfaction Survey (Spector, 1997) and several additional instruments to assess the impact of these variables…

  13. Higher Education in Nevada. Nevada Public Affairs Review, Number 1, 1981.

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    Richardson, James T., Ed.; Ginsburg, Gerald P., Ed.

    The state of higher education in Nevada is addressed in 14 papers presented in the "Nevada Public Affairs Review." In addition to considering past, present, and future trends in higher education, comparisons are made to higher education in other states, and the university and community college segments are examined. Contents are as follows:…

  14. Сombat training of employees of organs of internal affairs of Ukraine: problems and perspectives

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    Zakorko I.P.

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A level of the combat training of employees and subsections of organs of internal affairs is the basic index of their possibility effectively to execute the tasks put before them. The analysis of practical work of organs of internal affairs of Ukraine shows that the modern system of the combat training needs considerable changes and korektiv, especially in the sections of studies of employees from the special physical and fire preparation. An author is outline the concrete ways of perfection of these work assignments which consist in concrete certain aims and tasks of the combat training depending on work of specialists, bringing the study-metodical and material providing over assignments to the modern requirements.

  15. Modeling an integrative physical examination program for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

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    Goodrich, Scott G

    2006-10-01

    Current policies governing the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs physical examination programs are out of step with current evidence-based medical practice. Replacing periodic and other routine physical examination types with annual preventive health assessments would afford our service members additional health benefit at reduced cost. Additionally, the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs repeat the physical examination process at separation and have been unable to reconcile their respective disability evaluation systems to reduce duplication and waste. A clear, coherent, and coordinated strategy to improve the relevance and utility of our physical examination programs is long overdue. This article discusses existing physical examination programs and proposes a model for a new integrative physical examination program based on need, science, and common sense.

  16. Advice in response to the Energy Report 1999. Advice to the Minister of Economic Affairs

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    As formulated in the Electricity Law the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs issues the Energy Report once every four years. The report aims to give direction to developments which must lead to the realization of a reliable, sustainable, effective and environment-friendly electric power supply in the Netherlands. The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs requested the AER (General Energy Council) to discuss (1) whether the Energy Report 1999 provides accurate information on the subjects of reliability, affordability and clean with respect to energy, also taking into account the role of the Dutch government; and (2) whether the Energy Report gives a proper answer to the choice of tools in the changing conditions of liberalization, energy conservation and renewable energy

  17. Interactions between medical residents and drug companies: a national survey after the Mediator® affair.

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    François Montastruc

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to describe exposure and attitudes of French medical residents towards pharmaceutical industry. The study was performed shortly after the Mediator affair which revealed several serious conflicts of interest inside the French health system. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A cross-sectional study was implemented among residents from 6 French medical faculties. Independent education in pharmacology, attitudes towards the practices of pharmaceutical sales representatives, opinions concerning the pharmaceutical industry, quality of information provided by the pharmaceutical industry, and opinions about pharmaceutical company sponsorship were investigated through a web-based questionnaire. We also assessed potential changes in resident attitudes following the Mediator affair. The mean value of exposure to drug companies was 1.9 times per month. Global opinions towards drug company information were negative for 42.7% of the residents and positive for only 8.2%. Surprisingly, 81.6% of residents claimed that they had not changed their practices regarding drug information since the Mediator affair. Multivariate analyses found that residents in anesthesiology were less likely to be exposed than others (OR = 0.17 CI95% [0.05-0.61], exposure was significantly higher at the beginning of residence (p<0.001 and residents who had a more positive opinion were more frequently exposed to drug companies (OR = 2.12 CI95% [1.07-4.22]. CONCLUSIONS: Resident exposure to drug companies is around 1 contact every 2 weeks. Global opinion towards drug information provided by pharmaceutical companies was negative for around 1 out of 2 residents. In contrast, residents tend to consider the influences of the Mediator affair on their practice as relatively low. This survey enabled us to identify profiles of residents who are obviously less exposed to pharmaceutical industry. Current regulatory provisions are not sufficient, indicating that

  18. Employment of indications and warning methods to forecast potentially hostile revolutions in military affairs

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    Morgan, Brent A.

    1995-01-01

    The basic premise of a Revolution in Military Affairs is that changes in technology doctrine, and organization have the ability to render existing methods of warfare obsolete. Two distinct visions of a future RMA are beginning to emerge within the defense community. The first involves the integration of precision guided munitions, and superior command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) capabilities. The second vision is of information warfare. In this arena, the contr...

  19. Knowledge Ecologies in International Affairs: A New Paradigm for Dialog and Collaboration

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    Costigan, Sean

    2012-01-01

    To have command over increasingly complicated social, political, economic and environmental challenges, fragmentary knowledge, or rather the simple accumulation of basic research is inadequate (Kim). International affairs professionals operating in government, academia and the private sector are progressively more aware that access to, and the blending of, interdisciplinary policy-related knowledge is critical to effective problem solving and decision-making. But how can one do so effectively?

  20. Ethical issues in the professional work of psychologists: state of affairs in Slovenia

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    Tina Zupan; Valentin Bucik

    2000-01-01

    The aim of the research was to determine the state of affairs regarding professional ethics of Slovene psychologists, particularly regarding the implementation of ethical principles and psychologists' and students' knowledge of ethics and procedures in the cases of ethical dilemmas and violations. Two dedicated questionnaires were designed by the authors. 800 Slovene psychologists received the questionnaire and 150 of them responded. There were also 56 psychology students involved in ...

  1. The problem of subjectivity of employees in the system of internal affairs

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    Burtseva E.V.

    2013-01-01

    The article describes a "subject" in the definition of local psychologists, within acmeological approach considering the possibility of subjective manifestations of police officers in the course of their professional development in the ATS system. On the example of the dynamics of the system of prevention of crimes and administrative offenses by internal affairs bodies derive the basic contradiction of the ATS system as versatile and dynamic organization, on the one hand, it requires subjecti...

  2. Via dialogue or messaging how Air Force Public Affairs is leveraging social media

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    Westover, David S.

    2010-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited U.S. military public affairs (PA) policy has witnessed a comprehensive evolution in trust and transparency since the Vietnam War. This evolution continues to this day as Internet-based social media have drastically changed the way information is shared between individuals, groups and organizations. As a result of this huge paradigm shift, the military PA professional must grapple with these emerging communication platforms not only t...

  3. Parliamentary participation in EU affairs in Austria, Finland and Sweden: Newcomers with different approaches

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    Christine Neuhold; Hans Hegeland

    2002-01-01

    The national parliaments in Austria, Finland, and Sweden faced similar challenges as regards to parliamentary participation in EU affairs when their countries became EU members in 1995. They chose different institutional frameworks, where in Austria the respective legal provisions were comparatively rather strong. However, the Austrian parliament rarely makes use of its extensive formal powers but finds it difficult to select the relevant EU issues to exercise its controlling powers. Finland ...

  4. Transport, environment and health in central and Eastern Europe. State of affairs and policy options

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    The report provides a review of the current state of affairs and development trends in the transport sector in Central and Eastern Europe including the associated environmental and health effects. Focus in the report is on the challenges and policy options for counteracting the negative effects from transport as well as integrating environmental and health aspects in transport policies. The report is undertaken as a desk study supplemented by two case studies in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. (au)

  5. Is Political Risk Company-Specific? The Market Side of the Yukos Affair

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    Goriaev, Alexei P.; Sonin, Konstantin

    2005-01-01

    The Yukos affair, a high-profile story of the state-led assault on a private Russian company, provides an excellent opportunity for an inquiry into the nature of company-specific political risks in emerging markets. News associated primarily with law enforcement agencies’ actions against company’s managers, not formally related to the company itself, caused significant negative abnormal returns for Yukos. The results are robust and not driven by a few major events, such as the arrests of Yuko...

  6. Reflections on Don Juan and on the utility of the unhappy love affair.

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    Bergel, Ernest

    2011-12-01

    Based on an unusual clinical experience of a teenage boy in child psychotherapy, two conclusions are proposed: (1) that the extremely unhappy, early love affairs that occur in most men's lives serve a valuable function in helping them separate from their mothers sufficiently to be able to realistically relate to appropriate marriage partners, and (2) that some Don Juans start new relationships in order to break them off, rather than the reverse.

  7. Assessment of preclinical students’ academic motivation before and after a three-day academic affair program

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    Aung MN; Somboonwong J; Jaroonvanichkul V; Wannakrairot P

    2015-01-01

    Myo Nyein Aung,1 Juraiporn Somboonwong,2 Vorapol Jaroonvanichkul,1 Pongsak Wannakrairot3 1Medical Education Unit, 2Quality Management Division and Department of Physiology, 3Academic Affairs Division, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, ThailandBackground: Medical students’ motivation is an important driving factor for academic performance, and therefore medical teachers and educators are often highly interested in this topic. This study evaluated the impact of an ac...

  8. Legal regulation of the governmental internal control in the Internal Affairs system of Ukraine

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    Борець, Л. В.

    2015-01-01

    This paper investigates the problems of organizational and legal providing of implementation of the governmental internal control in the system of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, whose elements are internal control and internal audit.The basic principle of the governmental internal financial control is a clear distinction between internal control and internal audit.The internal audit should determine how to carry internal control.The basis of internal control is responsibility of hea...

  9. Love And Religious Values In Graham Greene’s The End Of The Affair

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    Batubara, Ahmad

    2010-01-01

    Di dalam skripsi ini saya mencoba melakukan studi tentang aspek cinta dan agama serta korelasi diantara keduanya. Kedua aspek yang saling berhubungan ini terdapat di dalam novel, The End of the Affair, karya seorang penulis Inggris yang terkenal, Graham Greene. Sepasang suami isteri yang tidak saling mencintai satu sama lain akan berakibat tidak baik bagi hubungan dan kesatuan keluarga. Inilah yang terjadi dengan tokoh cerita, Henry dan Sarah. Henry menikah dengan Sarah bukan berdasarkan c...

  10. Effets du statut d’emploi sur la santé et la sécurité au travail : le cas des auxiliaires familiales et sociales et des infirmières de soins à domicile au Québec

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    Élise Ledoux

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Les données de cette recherche corroborent les principaux résultats de nombreuses études sur les liens entre la précarité d’emploi et les risques accrus à la santé et à la sécurité du travail (SST. Constituée de quatre études de cas de services de soutien à domicile (SAD de Centres locaux de services communautaires (CLSC, cette recherche montre comment l’organisation du travail peut soutenir les stratégies protectrices auxquelles ont recours les auxiliaires sociales et familiales (AFS et les infirmières de services de SAD ou leur nuire. Il s’avère que les pratiques organisationnelles positives auraient les mêmes effets sur les salariées régulières que sur celles qui ont un statut précaire, cependant ces dernières bénéficient rarement de ce soutien. Quant aux dysfonctionnements organisationnels, les personnels précaires disposent de moins de marges de manœuvre pour les pallier. Ils sont donc doublement à risque au regard de leur santé et de leur sécurité au travail.The data from this study corroborate the main results of many studies on the relationships between job precariousness and increased occupational health and safety (OHS risks. This project consists of four studies of cases of local community service centre (CLSC homecare services (HS and shows how work organization can have a positive or negative effect on the protective strategies used by HS homecare workers and nurses. Positive organizational practices would have the same effects on regular employees as on those with a precarious status; however, the latter rarely benefit from this support. As for organizational dysfunction, precarious employees have less margin of maneuver to compensate for it. They therefore face a two-fold greater occupational health and safety risk.

  11. The Role of Senior Student Affairs Officers in Supporting LGBT Students: Exploring the Landscape of One's Life

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    Roper, Larry D.

    2005-01-01

    As leaders and community builders, senior student affairs officers face the challenge to end the hostility, oppression, and invisibility that often characterize the experiences of LGBT students on college campuses.

  12. ACCOUNTING FOR THE PRINCIPLE OF ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY IN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BODIES OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS IN THE SYSTEM OF ECONOMIC SECURITY

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    Maximova, Olga

    2010-01-01

    The problems accounting economic effective management of resources in the internal affairs bodies. We propose measures to optimize the resources of the Interior Ministry of Russia. The analysis of works by renowned foreign scholars economic theory of crime and economic aspects of law enforcement. Proposed criteria for allocating resources efficiently Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia as an institution for the economic security of the country. The problem of balance between economic effic...

  13. Commission of economical affairs, environment and territory. Report no. 51; Commission des affaires economiques, de l'environnement et du territoire. Compte rendu no. 51

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    The aim of this report is to present to the French deputies the comments made by the commission of economic affairs, environment and territory about the project of energy trend law. This law aims at defining in its first article the goals and trends of the French energy policy, and then at completing the existing energy dispositions in order to more efficiently implement these trends. The first title of the law is devoted to the mastery of energy demand and foresee the implementation of a system of energy saving certificates, the reinforcement of the thermal building codes law and a better information of consumers. The second title aims at promoting the development of renewable energy sources. The first part of this report summarizes the general comments made by the commission while the second part makes a detailed examination of each article of the law project. (J.S.)

  14. Approche culturelle et Internet en classe de FLE : exemple d’une pratique à l’école nationale des ponts et chaussées (ENPC The potential of Internet in the French as a Foreign Language classroom: a cultural approach in the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC

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    Isabelle Salengros

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article présente une recherche-action, menée à l'École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC, qui avait pour but de s'interroger sur les potentialités d'Internet en classe de Français Langue Étrangère (FLE lors de l'"enseignement" de la culture et / ou civilisation à un public spécialiste d'autres disciplines. Pour vérifier et contrôler notre hypothèse de départ, relevant des domaines, d'une part, des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (TIC, et d'autre part, de la didactique des langues, deux cours thématiques ont été mis en place, "La France et ses controverses" et "Partager la culture des Français". Ils proposent, lors de séances en présentiel, d'utiliser Internet comme support pédagogique. Le contenu de ces séances est axé sur une approche culturelle. D'abord, cette étude traite, tout en s'appuyant sur les fondements de la didactique des langues, de différents repères TIC et des approches culturelles liées aux TIC. Ensuite, nous présentons l'expérimentation réalisée au cours de l'année académique 2004-2005 et les résultats obtenus. Enfin, nous discutons des avantages d'une telle approche de l'"enseignement / apprentissage" de la culture et / ou civilisation, de la valeur ajoutée d'Internet et des pistes pédagogiques pour une recherche future.This article presents a research project carried out at École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC, one of France's leading engineering schools. It explores the use of the Internet in the classroom in the context of French as a Foreign Language teaching to engineering students in a programme designed to teach cultural aspects. The research straddles the two domains of IT and language teaching methodology. Two theme-based courses, "France and its controversies" and "Sharing French culture" were devised to test the initial hypothesis of the research project. The Internet was used as a teaching aid during classes, which emphasized a cultural

  15. Think tanks: their development, global diversity and roles in international affairs

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    Köllner, Patrick

    2011-01-01

    The London-based Royal United Services Institute, one of the oldest continuously existing think tanks in the world, is celebrating the 180th anniversary of its founding this year. Other British and American think tanks with a focus on international affairs have been popping up for the past hundred years or so and have strong global reputations. Think tanks have not remained a British or American phenomenon. Rather, thousands of think tanks have been founded in many other parts of the world. S...

  16. A very Freudian affair: Erich Fromm, Peter Swales and the future of psychoanalytic historiography.

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    Burston, Daniel

    2008-01-01

    Despite steadfast denials by Ernest Jones, Peter Gay and Paul Roazen (among others), a recent discovery by Franz Maciejewski renders it reasonably certain that Freud had an affair with his sister-in-law, Minna Bernays. While this discovery vindicates certain claims made by the controversial Freud scholar, Peter Swales, other claims of his vis-a-vis Freud's personality and ideas are open to doubt. Meanwhile, the reception of Swales's ideas, and indeed the whole controversy about Freud's love life, provide ample confirmation of many of Erich Fromm's prescient theses about Freud's personality and the politics and historiography of psychoanalysis.

  17. Taking care of the energy for tomorrow. Advice to the Minister of Economic Affairs

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    The central question of the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs to the General Energy Council (AER) is to determine the risks for Europe and the Netherlands with regard to the energy supply security in the long term and what national and European policy must be developed and implemented to reduce those risks, focusing on the different market parties and governments (national and European) and the relation between the supply security and the environment. In particular, the AER should address geopolitical aspects, fuel mix and capacity shortage in the production of electricity

  18. Opinion publique e nozione di affaire nella Francia del XVIII secolo: Voltaire difensore di Calas

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    Enrico Pontieri

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on the famous case of Jean Calas’s trial and on the defense made by Voltaire after Calas’ death. Voltaire’s complex operation succeed in mobilizing public opinion and was resumed in the well known Traité sur la tolérance, an early example of the typical scheme of the affaire. Through the analysis of the public opinion in France during the XVIII century, we will demonstrate the ambivalence of Voltaire’s thoughts in relation to this concept: one one side reign of the irrationality, when linked to the local reality, on the other, source of truth when enlightened and universal.

  19. Finn Kydland et les cycles d’affaires réels

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    Frederic Teulon

    2014-01-01

    Finn Kydland est un représentant de la « nouvelle macroéconomie classique ». Kydland a mené des recherches sur l’incohérence temporelle (time inconsistency). Il a reçu les prix Nobel d’économie 2004 pour des contributions originales relatives aux cycles des affaires et à la cohérence des politiques économiques. Kydland se fait connaître en publiant (avec Edward Prescott) en 1977 son fameux article intitulé « rules-vsdiscretion », puis un second article en 1982 sur les cycles réels.....

  20. Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans with Reintegration Problems: Differences by Veterans Affairs Healthcare User Status.

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    Sayer, Nina A; Orazem, Robert J; Noorbaloochi, Siamak; Gravely, Amy; Frazier, Patricia; Carlson, Kathleen F; Schnurr, Paula P; Oleson, Heather

    2015-07-01

    We studied 1,292 Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans who participated in a clinical trial of expressive writing to estimate the prevalence of perceived reintegration difficulty and compare Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare users to nonusers in terms of demographic and clinical characteristics. About half of participants perceived reintegration difficulty. VA users and nonusers differed in age and military background. Levels of mental and physical problems were higher in VA users. In multivariate analysis, military service variables and probable traumatic brain injury independently predicted VA use. Findings demonstrate the importance of research comparing VA users to nonusers to understand veteran healthcare needs.

  1. Relations inter-entreprises et nouveaux modèles d'affaires

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    Benghozi, Pierre-Jean

    2001-01-01

    Les technologies de l'information et de la communication structurent l'organisation des entreprises et des filières industrielles par de nouvelles articulations entre échanges physiques et relations informationnelles. Cet article se propose de caractériser l'évolution des relations interentreprises au sein des chaînes de valeur et les modèles d'affaires qui se font jour aujourd'hui sur internet. A partir d'études de cas, il montre que l'apparition des nouvelles formes observées est un process...

  2. Teen Childbearing and Economics: A Short History of a 25-Year Research Love Affair

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    Saul D. Hoffman

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Despite its apparent distance from the core topics of economics, economists have been attracted to, and deeply engaged in, research about teen fertility for more than a quarter century. Research has focused on two broad, interrelated issues: the socio-economic consequences of a teen birth and the socio-economic causes of a teen birth. In researching these issues, economists have drawn on and extended basic concepts in economic theory and in applied statistical research. I review those literatures for a non-economist audience and conclude that the research love affair has substantially benefited both parties, although definitive answers to causes and consequences are still elusive.

  3. Les relations franco-allemandes au sein de la chaîne culturelle à vocation européenne ARTE. Dissensions et modes de résolution des conflits au prisme de l’analyse stratégique et de la sociologie des organisations

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    Aline Hartemann

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Les relations entre les partenaires français et allemands de la chaîne de télévision culturelle européenne ARTE sont parfois placées sous le signe du conflit. Celui-ci a été analysé dans la littérature sous l’angle de diverses approches : sociologie des médias et du journalisme, analyse interculturelle par exemple. Or l’analyse stratégique que mobilise la sociologie de l’action organisée, développée en France par Crozier et Friedberg, a été peu utilisée sur des objets culturels. Elle permet de penser les liens entre les partenaires d’ARTE en termes de relations de pouvoir qui se jouent autour des différents enjeux qui sont objets de conflit.Die Beziehungen zwischen den deutschen und französischen Partnern des europäischen Kulturfernsehsenders ARTE sind oft konfliktgeladen. Dieses Phänomen wurde in der Fachliteratur mit unterschiedlichen theoretischen Ansätzen (z.B. Mediensoziologie, Soziologie des Journalismus, interkulturelle Theorie analysiert. Der in Frankreich von Crozier et Friedberg entwickelte strategische Ansatz der Soziologie der organisierten Aktion wurde nur selten auf kulturelle Forschungsobjekte angewandt. Dieser Beitrag analysiert die Beziehungen zwischen den ARTE-Partnern als Machtbeziehungen, die sich auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen und in unterschiedlichen Streitgegenständen äußern.

  4. Une cause passionnelle passionnante : Tarde et l’affaire Chambige (1889

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    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Magistrat et criminologue, Tarde a produit peu d’études de cas judiciaires dans son œuvre scientifique. La plus importante est une analyse de l’affaire Chambige, rédigée à la demande de Lacassagne pour les Archives d’anthropologie criminelle. On montre que Tarde a fait ici un travail original en conciliant intention littéraire et psychologie scientifique. Il s’appuie également sur des souvenirs personnels pour mieux comprendre l’accusé. Enfin, il fait appel à son expérience professionnelle pour juger l’affaire et avancer une fonction psychologique et sociale de la peine qui fait écho au débat contemporain sur notre propre justice pénale.As a magistrate and a criminologist, Gabriel Tarde produced only a few legal case studies in his scientific works. The most important one is an analysis of the Chambige's case done at Lacassagne's request for the Archives of criminal anthropology. This work shows that Tarde produced something original by conciliating literary intention and scientific psychology. He also relies on personal recollections to better understand the defendant. Finally, he draws on his profesionnal skills to judge the case and find a psychological and social purpose for the punishment that echoes the current debate on our own penal justice.

  5. Ethical modernization: research misconduct and research ethics reforms in Korea following the Hwang affair.

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    Kim, Jongyoung; Park, Kibeom

    2013-06-01

    The Hwang affair, a dramatic and far reaching instance of scientific fraud, shocked the world. This collective national failure prompted various organizations in Korea, including universities, regulatory agencies, and research associations, to engage in self-criticism and research ethics reforms. This paper aims, first, to document and review research misconduct perpetrated by Hwang and members of his research team, with particular attention to the agencies that failed to regulate and then supervise Hwang's research. The paper then examines the research ethics reforms introduced in the wake of this international scandal. After reviewing American and European research governance structures and policies, policy makers developed a mixed model mindful of its Korean context. The third part of the paper examines how research ethics reform is proactive (a response to shocking scientific misconduct and ensuing external criticism from the press and society) as well as reactive (identification of and adherence to national or international ethics standards). The last part deals with Korean society's response to the Hwang affair, which had the effect of a moral atomic bomb and has led to broad ethical reform in Korean society. We conceptualize this change as ethical modernization, through which the Korean public corrects the failures of a growth-oriented economic model for social progress, and attempts to create a more trustworthy and ethical society.

  6. The colonial identity of wine: the "Leakey Affair" and the Franco-Algerian order of things.

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    Strachan, John

    2007-01-01

    This article focuses on the 1905 crisis of French and Algerian viticulture that came to be known as the "Leakey Affair." It explains why metropolitan French observers reacted so strongly to Leakey's contract and subsequent advertising of Algerian wine on the British market, first from a socio-economic perspective, and second by reference to the importance of wine in French culture and identity. The final section of the article explains the response of Algeria's colonists to their metropolitan critics. Throughout, wine is used as a prism through which to explore the nature of identity in modern France and the complex colonial relationship in which the wine industry played such a major role. The Leakey Affair revealed the fragility of colonial cultural formations and the importance of wine as a conduit of ideas, and a symbol for fierce wrangling over identity, belonging, and the nature of empire. What was at stake was no less than the intellectual ownership of a mainstay of France's cultural mythology -- wine -- and the relationship between an imperial power and its colonial world.

  7. From the ‘Quiet Revolution’ to ‘Crisis’ in Australian Indigenous Affairs

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available In the space of one year the Australian federal political leadership transformed its own account of its achievements in Indigenous affairs from that of a ‘quiet revolution’ to a state of ‘crisis’. This article takes this idea that there is a ‘crisis’ taking place across remote Aboriginal communities as its starting point. However, in contrast to most assessments of this ‘crisis’ I argue that claims about ‘crisis’ do not derive naturally from accounts of the critical circumstances of daily life in remote indigenous communities. Rather, the idea of crisis can be understood as a process of narration, one that the federal political leadership has brought into existence through narrative and discourse. As I show, this narrative of crisis has had a very particular strategic effect. It has enabled the federal government to transform its failure to change the fundamentals of indigenous welfare (its ‘quiet revolution’ into a widespread, general crisis. In this way, this narrative of crisis thus marks a turning point: one at which the discourse of government responsibility for citizens has been overtaken and replaced by that of citizen responsibility to government – namely that indigenous people and communities themselves must now be held responsible for (governmental failure in indigenous affairs. Seen in these terms, the critical circumstances of daily life in many remote Indigenous communities far from providing testimony of governmental failure provide something of an alibi, making the idea of crisis seems utterly feasible.

  8. Protect and Develop Citizens' Legitimate Rights and Interests——An Interview with Vice-Minister Dou Yupei of Civil Affairs

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    @@ EDITOR'S NOTE: The Ministry of Civil Affairs is a most important Chinese Government organ charged with administering social development and management. The scope of its authority covers social refief, disaster refief, social welfare, charity affairs, development of grassroots democracy and administration over non-governmental organization. Following is a transcript of an interview given by Vice-Minister Dou Yupei of Civil affairs on some aspects of ministry's work.

  9. The aflatoxin-affair: the invisible victims of crime in the food-sector

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    Kerschke-Risch Pamela

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The aflatoxin affair is an example which can be assumed as a typical offence committed in the food sector in a globalized world. In 2013 mouldy Serbian feed was distributed by an international logistics company to Germany. The exceptional danger of aflatoxin infested feed is the carry over effect, which means that harmful substances devolve into animal products like milk. Generally speaking victims are identifiable persons who have been physically injured or suffer from financial losses or psychological damage. In contrast to e.g. victims of violence we know almost nothing about the effects of victimization as a result of offences committed in the food sector. The aim of this article is to show and discuss the possible effects of the aflatoxin scandal on consumers who have been victimized. As a result it suggests that victimization effects of offences related to food in general are ignored hitherto both by policy and criminologists.

  10. The Veterans Affairs's Corporate Data Warehouse: Uses and Implications for Nursing Research and Practice.

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    Price, Lauren E; Shea, Kimberly; Gephart, Sheila

    2015-01-01

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) is supported by one of the largest integrated health care information systems in the United States. The VHA's Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW) was developed in 2006 to accommodate the massive amounts of data being generated from more than 20 years of use and to streamline the process of knowledge discovery to application. This article describes the developments in research associated with the VHA's transition into the world of Big Data analytics through CDW utilization. The majority of studies utilizing the CDW also use at least one other data source. The most commonly occurring topics are pharmacy/medications, systems issues, and weight management/obesity. Despite the potential benefit of data mining techniques to improve patient care and services, the CDW and alternative analytical approaches are underutilized by researchers and clinicians. PMID:26340242

  11. The Veterans Affairs's Corporate Data Warehouse: Uses and Implications for Nursing Research and Practice.

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    Price, Lauren E; Shea, Kimberly; Gephart, Sheila

    2015-01-01

    The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) is supported by one of the largest integrated health care information systems in the United States. The VHA's Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW) was developed in 2006 to accommodate the massive amounts of data being generated from more than 20 years of use and to streamline the process of knowledge discovery to application. This article describes the developments in research associated with the VHA's transition into the world of Big Data analytics through CDW utilization. The majority of studies utilizing the CDW also use at least one other data source. The most commonly occurring topics are pharmacy/medications, systems issues, and weight management/obesity. Despite the potential benefit of data mining techniques to improve patient care and services, the CDW and alternative analytical approaches are underutilized by researchers and clinicians.

  12. Genre et médias à l’épreuve de l’affaire DSK

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    Bertini, Marie-Joseph

    2016-01-01

    Ce qu’il est convenu d’appeler en 2011 « l’affaire DSK » illustre la manière dont le Genre façonne les médias. Cette contribution se propose de montrer de quelle façon les commentaires des articles publiés sur les sites des journaux en ligne participent d’une part à l’édification et au développement d’un nouvel espace de construction de l’inégalité des sexes et entretiennent d’autre part la violence de Genre à travers les stratégies discursives mobilisées par leurs auteurs. Elle s’interroge é...

  13. Stem-cell spin: Covering the Hwang-affair in Science and Nature

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    Kjærgaard, Rikke Schmidt

    2011-01-01

    In 2006 the South Korean cloning expert Woo Suk Hwang was found guilty of fraud and scientific misconduct. The scandal was reaching far beyond Hwang’s own laboratory encompassing national pride, geopolitics and regional discussions of stem-cell research. But the HIn 2006 the South Korean cloning...... expert Woo Suk Hwang was found guilty of fraud and scientific misconduct. The scandal reached far beyond Hwang’s own laboratory, encompassing national pride, geopolitics and global discussions of stem-cell research. But the Hwang affair was also a case of fierce competition between two of the world...... a caring and concerned South Korean research director. Science was true to this narrative over a two-year period until finally, around Christmas 2005, there was no longer any doubt about Hwang’s misbehaviour. In Nature, on the other hand, Hwang was, from the very beginning, treated with suspicion...

  14. David Urquhart’s perceptions of the eastern question the affairs of Serbia

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    Full Text Available At the beginning of his diplomatic career in Constantinople in 1835, David Urquhart was instrumental in promoting the British cause by endorsing its political grand design and mercantile interests in Turkey, Greece, the Caucasian region, Crimea, Serbia and adjacent Balkan principalities. While observing the complexities of the Eastern Question, Urquhart recognized the underlying importance that Serbia had attained in the context of competing imperial interests in the Balkans. His engaged commentaries on the crucial changes in Serbian political discourse elucidated as well his understanding of Serbian history and culture past and present. Urquhart discerned a correspondence between Serbian political affairs and the inherent situa­tion in the region of the Caucasus and Circassia.

  15. Parliamentary participation in EU affairs in Austria, Finland and Sweden: Newcomers with different approaches

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    Full Text Available The national parliaments in Austria, Finland, and Sweden faced similar challenges as regards to parliamentary participation in EU affairs when their countries became EU members in 1995. They chose different institutional frameworks, where in Austria the respective legal provisions were comparatively rather strong. However, the Austrian parliament rarely makes use of its extensive formal powers but finds it difficult to select the relevant EU issues to exercise its controlling powers. Finland and Sweden, on the other hand, did not provide for such extensive room of manoeuvre for their parliaments but have been more successful in selecting important EU matters to exercise parliamentary control. Especially the Finnish solution, where the parliament focuses on issues that should have been decided by the parliament if Finland had not been a member of the EU, has proven to be particularly successful.

  16. Veterans' use of Department of Veterans Affairs care and perceptions of outsourcing inpatient care.

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    Wakefield, Bonnie J; Tripp-Reimer, Toni; Rosenbaum, Marcy E; Rosenthal, Gary E

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    The objective of the study was to examine veterans' perceptions of problems and benefits of outsourcing inpatient care from Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals to private sector hospitals. Primary data were collected from a cross-section of 42 veterans who were VA users and nonusers using focus groups. Focus group discussion examined reasons patients use VA care, differences between VA and civilian care, positive and negative impacts of outsourcing, and special needs of veterans. Analyses revealed five domains related both to use of VA services and perceptions of outsourcing: costs, access, quality of care, contract (i.e., a covenant between veterans and the U.S. government), veteran milieu, and special needs. Participants identified a variety of potential positive and negative impacts. In general, veterans perceived more advantages than disadvantages to outsourcing VA care but still expressed significant concerns related to outsourcing. These issues should be considered in the development of future policy toward outsourcing VA care to the private sector.

  17. Co-management: transformation of community affair model in Chinese nature reserves

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    ZHANGMing-hai; WANGShuang-ling

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    This article analyzes the application of co-management in establishing and zoning nature reserves, explains two types of participatory models, explains the main content and steps required to implement a co-management program, and suggests future direction of co-management. In China, great progress has been achieved since 1956 when the first nature reserve was established. However, conflicts between nature reserve officials and community members, and differences between conservation and utilization of natural resources suggest that the traditional community affair model is unfit to some degree. A more workable and economically sustainable model is recommended. Co-management appears to be the preferred management model. International conservation organizations have carried out projects in Chinese nature reserves in recent years, and co-management is thought to be an effective approach to resolve conflicts coming from community and to improve nature reserves management.

  18. Ethical issues in the professional work of psychologists: state of affairs in Slovenia

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    Full Text Available The aim of the research was to determine the state of affairs regarding professional ethics of Slovene psychologists, particularly regarding the implementation of ethical principles and psychologists' and students' knowledge of ethics and procedures in the cases of ethical dilemmas and violations. Two dedicated questionnaires were designed by the authors. 800 Slovene psychologists received the questionnaire and 150 of them responded. There were also 56 psychology students involved in the study. The results show some problematic issues such as: record keeping, exceptions of confidentiality, access to personal data, the content of informed consent, incompetence, copying of literature and diagnostic instruments – even not standardised ones, psychology students as subjects in psychological research, and lack of information on ethical aspects of students' practical work. Psychologists and students reported inadequate knowledge of professional ethics and suggested various kinds of ethical education. Institutions mostly enable psychologists to work within the Code of ethics. There are, however, conflicts regarding access to data and professional autonomy. Psychologists report conflicts between law and ethics, incorrect reports in media and lack of control over professional ethics. In the case of ethical violation psychologists do less than they should. They emphasise the problem of incompetence. The frequency and seriousness of certain violation were estimated. Ways of verifying knowledge, stimulating ethical conduct and taking different measures in the case of violations were suggested. The state of affairs in different working environments of psychologists was also described. Results show that psychologist who have worked in the field for a shorter period answer more frequently contrary to the Code of Ethics. Students' knowledge of ethics is mostly very satisfactory. The study emphasises the ethical aspects of psychological practice in Slovenia. It

  19. The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Scientists and Engineers

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    Harrison, W. J.; Miller, R. L.; Olds, B. M.; Sacks, A. B.

    2006-12-01

    The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs at The Colorado School of Mines (CSM), instituted in 1978, is an award-winning exemplar in the liberal arts which provides a select number of CSM engineering students an opportunity to cross the boundaries of their technical expertise in engineering and applied science, and to gain the understanding and appreciation of the contexts in which engineering and applied science and all human systems reside, and specifically to explore and integrate the social, cultural, ethical and environmental implications of their future professional judgments and their roles as citizens in varied and complex settings. The 27 semester-hour program of seminars, courses, and off-campus activities features small seminars; a cross-disciplinary approach; and opportunities for one-on-one faculty tutorials, instruction and practice in oral and written communication, a Washington, D.C. public policy seminar, a practicum experience (internship or foreign study). Circumstances external to the McBride Program itself, which include the development and growth of the field of Public Affairs nationally and the persistence of legacy courses, have created the need to revitalize and refocus the historically cross-departmental Program. A recent curriculum reform effort has achieved a more thoroughly interdisciplinary learning experience to educate engineers and scientists who, as called for in the National Academy of Engineering's The Engineer of 2020 "will assume leadership positions from which they can serve as positive influences in the making of public policy and in the administration of government and industry". In this presentation we showcase best practices in curriculum reform, exemplified by a seminar in National policy analysis where students and faculty have recently investigated federal science funding decisions in support of natural hazards including earthquakes, tsunamis, wildland fires, and pandemic disease.

  20. Characteristics of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at Veterans Affairs Hospitals: Results of a Nationwide Survey.

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    Chou, Ann F; Graber, Christopher J; Jones, Makoto; Zhang, Yue; Goetz, Matthew Bidwell; Madaras-Kelly, Karl; Samore, Matthew; Kelly, Allison; Glassman, Peter A

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    BACKGROUND Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) are variably implemented. OBJECTIVE To characterize variations of antimicrobial stewardship structure and practices across all inpatient Veterans Affairs facilities in 2012 and correlate key characteristics with antimicrobial usage. DESIGN A web-based survey regarding stewardship activities was administered to each facility's designated contact. Bivariate associations between facility characteristics and inpatient antimicrobial use during 2012 were determined. SETTING Total of 130 Veterans Affairs facilities with inpatient services. RESULTS Of 130 responding facilities, 29 (22%) had a formal policy establishing an ASP, and 12 (9%) had an approved ASP business plan. Antimicrobial stewardship teams were present in 49 facilities (38%); 34 teams included a clinical pharmacist with formal infectious diseases (ID) training. Stewardship activities varied across facilities, including development of yearly antibiograms (122 [94%]), formulary restrictions (120 [92%]), stop orders for antimicrobial duration (98 [75%]), and written clinical pathways for specific conditions (96 [74%]). Decreased antimicrobial usage was associated with having at least 1 full-time ID physician (P=.03), an ID fellowship program (P=.003), and a clinical pharmacist with formal ID training (P=.006) as well as frequency of systematic patient-level reviews of antimicrobial use (P=.01) and having a policy to address antimicrobial use in the context of Clostridium difficile infection (P=.01). Stop orders for antimicrobial duration were associated with increased use (P=.03). CONCLUSIONS ASP-related activities varied considerably. Decreased antibiotic use appeared related to ID presence and certain select practices. Further statistical assessments may help optimize antimicrobial practices. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:647-654. PMID:26905338

  1. Youth Hostels. Hearing before the Subcommittee on National Parks and Insular Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. House of Representatives, 95th Congress, Second Session on H.R. 13557 (August 14, 1978).

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    Representatives from the House of Representatives, American Youth Hostels, Inc. (AYH), the Council on International Exchange, Amtrak, the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Trancare, Inc. of Maryland, and the East Coast Bicycle Congress testified in favor of H.R. 13557 at the August 14, 1978, hearing in Washington, D.C. H.R. 13557…

  2. On India's Arctic Affairs%印度北极事务论

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    宋国栋

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    自2007年始,印度正式参与到北极事务中来。北极冰川消融引起的印度洋气候环境变化、北极存在大量的战略资源、北极航道的广袤前景以及大国地缘竞争战略都是印度参与北极事务的原因。印度政府在北极事务上秉持谨慎且积极的态度。它通过推动北极科研来提升北极事务话语权,通过谋求与俄罗斯的北极能源合作来分享北极经济利益,通过营造与北极国家的总体良好关系来争取北极外交作为。2013年印度获准成为北极理事会观察员国后,实则已由“利益攸关”的旁观者变成了具备“边缘影响力”的参与者。印度将通过利用北极理事会观察员国的“身份红利”、搞好北极科研这项“主体性”工作、推进与北欧四国的北极事务协作、维护以现有国际法为基础的北极治理体系这四方面规划来拓展北极利益。对于参与北极事务已近9年并有不俗表现的印度来说,到了正式出台北极战略的时候了。印度北极战略应该强调自身参与活动的法制依据和价值准则,应该指出北极事务中科学工作的主体地位和能源合作的紧迫性。同时,从国家对象方面看,印度北极战略除了要突出俄罗斯的能源合作地位、挪威的科研促进作用外,还要强调与中国合作的必要性、重要性与实施方略。这是现实和明智的选择。%Since 2007,India has officially participated in the Arctic affairs.The reasons that led to the participation of India in-clude climatic and environmental changes in Indian Ocean caused by the melting of the Arctic glacier,a large number of strategic resources in the Arctic,the broad prospects of the Arctic passage and geopolitical competition strategy of great power.India takes a cautious and positive attitude towards the Arctic affairs.It is to promote the discourse power of the Arctic affairs through advan-cing the Arctic scientific

  3. Les fils textuels des violences familiales au Mali

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    Dans cet article, une analyse est faite des expressions de la violence dans les œuvres littéraires modernes du Mali. Par le biais de ces ouvrages, on a connaissance d’une forme de perception locale de la violence sociale qui est aussi la perception subjective de l’auteur. Les interprétations de la violence rejoignent celles du peuple qu’elles veulent représenter : les sans‑voix, les sans‑pouvoir.  L’analyse de la littérature moderne malienne montre que les actes de violence domestique accompa...

  4. La planification familiale au Viêt-nam

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    LâM-Thanh-Liêm. ? Family planning in Vietnam. The economic crisis, aggravated by the population explosion of the past ten years, worries the government in Hanoi At the close of the PCVN's Fifth National Congress (from March 27-31, 1982), various measures were taken limiting families to two children, obliging mothers of large families to use I U D 's, to undergo curettage without anaesthetics, excluding certain officials from the party and dismissing civil servants who do not conform Despite l...

  5. Cultures d’entreprise dans un contexte multiculturel : étude analytique des signes du discours liés aux métaphores culturelles Corporate cultures in a multicultural context : analytical study of speech signs linked to cultural metaphors

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    Full Text Available Partant de l’hypothèse qu’une entreprise implantée dans plusieurs pays possède une même culture d’entreprise, nous démontrons que l’expression de cette culture est influencée par la culture locale.Pour mener à bien cette analyse, nous nous inspirons des travaux de Martin J. Gannon sur les métaphores culturelles, définies comme des phénomènes, activités, ou institutions liés à une culture et que les membres, ou en tous cas la majorité des membres, considèrent comme très importants et qu’ils appréhendent d’un point de vue émotionnel ou cognitif.Notre démarche originale utilise une méthodologie d’analyse lexicométrique des signes et symboles dans les documents internes exprimant la culture d’entreprise (journaux internes, rapport de mission…. Notre étude porte plus particulièrement sur des entreprises françaises du secteur des services ayant des filiales au Sénégal.If we assume that a firm established in several countries has the same corporate culture, we can show that the expression of this culture is influenced by local culture.To successfully complete this analysis, we draw inspiration from the work of Martin J. Gannon on cultural metaphors. According to M. J. Gannon, these are defined as phenomena, activities, or institutions linked to a culture. Its members, or the majority of its members, consider that these phenomena, activities, or institutions are very important from an emotional or cognitive point of view.This methodology used in our original approach is a lexicostatistic analysis of signs and symbols found in internal written documents expressing the corporate culture (internal papers and mission reports. Our study particularly concerns French firms in the service sector having subsidiaries in Senegal.

  6. Culture savante, industrie culturelle et culture populaire dans la musique, la littérature et le cinéma brésiliens : un dialogue fécond   Erudite culture, culture industry and popular culture in Brazilian music, literature and cinema : a fruitful dialog

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    Full Text Available L’article analyse la trajectoire du mouvement Tropicaliste, tendance esthétique qui naît à la fin des années 60 au Brésil. Il  s’agira d’examiner sa force créatrice en mettant en relief le processus d’assimilation critique des éléments provenant de sources culturelles diverses. Dans la culture brésilienne, c’est le seul mouvement artistique qui, ayant fait le choix d’allier une réflexion sur la réalité du pays à la sophistication constructive du langage, ait en même temps réussi à avoir un énorme succès populaire. On s’attachera à étudier, plus particulièrement, l’expression musicale du Tropicalisme et son inscription dans la lignée des avant-gardes expérimentales brésiliennes qui l’ont précédé. Tout en gardant des points communs avec le Modernisme et la Poésie Concrète et des affinités avec le Cinéma Nouveau, le mouvement tropicaliste présente évidemment des caractéristiques très particulières que ce travail a l’intention de préciser.This work investigates the trajectory of the Tropicalist movement, an aesthetic current which is born at the end of the sixties in Brazil. Its creative force is examined by emphasizing the process of critical assimilation of elements originating from different cultural sources. In Brazilian culture, Tropicalism is the only artistic movement which, having chosen to combine a reflection on the reality of the country and a sophisticated language, has simultaneously succeeded in getting an enormous popular audience.The musical expression of the Tropicalist movement will be particularly considered in relation with its inscription within the continuity of previous experimental vanguards.While keeping some similarities with Modernism and Concrete Poetry movements, and affinities with the Cinema Novo, the Tropicalist movement is obviously characterized by peculiarities that will be discussed in this work.  

  7. Mentors Are from Venus and Mars: Exploring the Benefits of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Gender Pairings in the Mentoring Relationships of Female Senior Student Affairs Officers

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    Jarnagin, Lea Marie

    2010-01-01

    While the number of women entering the student affairs profession has increased, gender equity at the senior level of leadership remains elusive in the student affairs profession. In comparison to their presence in graduate preparation programs and lower levels of administration women continue to lag behind men in their rate of advancement to the…

  8. Perceptions of Student Affairs and Services Practitioners in Ontario's Post-Secondary Institutions: An Examination of Colleges and Universities

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    Seifert, Tricia A.; Burrow, Jeff

    2013-01-01

    Student affairs and services divisions and the partnerships and collaborations in which they engage with faculty, students, and the community form the structural centre of institutions' approaches to student support. Although past research has identified areas typically associated with the student affairs and services portfolio and factors…

  9. Relationships between Drug Company Representatives and Medical Students: Medical School Policies and Attitudes of Student Affairs Deans and Third-Year Medical Students

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    Sierles, Frederick; Brodkey, Amy; Cleary, Lynn; McCurdy, Frederick A.; Mintz, Matthew; Frank, Julia; Lynn, Deborah Joanne; Chao, Jason; Morgenstern, Bruce; Shore, William; Woodard, John

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    Objectives: The authors sought to ascertain the details of medical school policies about relationships between drug companies and medical students as well as student affairs deans' attitudes about these interactions. Methods: In 2005, the authors surveyed deans and student affairs deans at all U.S. medical schools and asked whether their schools…

  10. Measuring the Impact of Student Interaction with Student Affairs Professionals on Socially Responsible Leadership Development in the First Year of College

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    Martin, Georgianna L.

    2013-01-01

    Using longitudinal data from the Wabash National Study on Liberal Arts Education, this research explored the impact of students' interactions with student affairs professionals on socially responsible leadership development during the first year of college. Overall, students' interactions with student affairs professionals were…

  11. Promoting Social Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through Accreditation: Comparing National and International Standards for Public Affairs Programs in Latin America

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    Rubaii, Nadia

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: This purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which accreditation of public affairs programs can be a tool to advance social equity, diversity, and inclusion. The paper is presented in the context of the widespread acceptance of the importance of addressing social inequalities in Latin America and the critical role that public…

  12. 76 FR 61360 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Foreign Affairs Security...

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    ... of environmental concern that the commenter believes GSA should consider. No decision will be made to... ADMINISTRATION Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Foreign Affairs Security... Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of...

  13. 物元命题和事元命题%Matter-element Propositions and Affair-element Propositions

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    2001-01-01

    从命题逻辑的角度,以可拓论为基础,建立了命题表示的一种新方法,提出了物元命题、事元命题和事物元命题的概念;指出物元命题与关于对象的陈述型命题相对应,事元命题和事物元命题与关于行为、事件的行为型命题相对应;探讨了命题的可拓性和可拓变换方法;给出了基于可拓集合的命题可拓集的概念.%In the viewpoint of proposition logic and based on extensiontheory,a new method for proposition representation is proposed.The proposition representation of matter-element,affair-element and matter-affair-element is set up,which shows that a matter-element is equivalent to a descriptive proposition and an affair-element or a matter-affair-element to an action proposition.And then,the extensibility and the transformation of propositions are discussed.Finally,the concept of proposition extension set is given based on extension set.

  14. Cracking the Lavender Ceiling: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Student Affairs Professionals and Their Personal Perspectives on Career Trajectory

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    Smith, James Capshaw

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    In higher education, the people working in student affairs are as diverse as the students who are served by these professionals. Those who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are often faced with challenges to moving up the career ladder. Many who seek senior-level administrative positions, such as director, dean of students, vice president or…

  15. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid Training among Student Affairs Staff at a Canadian University

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    Massey, Jennifer; Brooks, Meghan; Burrow, Jeff

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    This study evaluates the effectiveness of providing the Mental Health First Aid training program to student affairs staff. The objective of the training was to increase knowledge of mental health, enhance sensitivity, and raise confidence to intervene and assist individuals experiencing a mental health issue. We found the training successfully met…

  16. Reconciling the Knowledge of Scholars & Practitioners: An Extended Case Analysis of the Role of Theory in Student Affairs

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    Kimball, Ezekiel

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    This paper utilizes a critical post-pragmatist epistemological lens in tandem with an extended case analysis to explore how student affairs professionals process truth claims related to student experience. Findings from the study, which include the limited usage of formal theory and the iterative reconstruction of informal theory, are used to…

  17. Can organisations learn without political leadership? The case of public sector reform among South African Home Affairs officials

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    This paper deals with the transformation of "institutional culture" in bureaucratic agencies. This is explored in the context of post-Apartheid South African public sector reform, and more particularly that of migration management within the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The paper assesses the e

  18. 38 CFR 1.514 - Disclosure to private physicians and hospitals other than Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    ... beneficiary; or (3) Any physician or medical installation treating the veteran under emergency conditions. ... than Department of Veterans Affairs. (a) When a beneficiary elects to obtain medical attention as a private patient from a private practitioner or in a medical center other than a Department of...

  19. Assessment Work: Examining the Prevalence and Nature of Assessment Competencies and Skills in Student Affairs Job Postings

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    Hoffman, John L.; Bresciani, Marilee J.

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    This mixed method study explored the assessment-related skills and job duties that student affairs administrators expect from new employees as reflected in 1,759 job openings posted in 2008, of which seven job postings were specialist positions in outcomes-based assessment. The skills and duties required of these seven positions were primarily…

  20. 3 CFR 13503 - Executive Order 13503 of February 19, 2009. Establishment of the White House Office of Urban Affairs

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    ... department, agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and... cities spawn innovation, economic growth, and cultural enrichment through the businesses, universities... President the White House Office of Urban Affairs (the “Office”). Sec. 3. Functions. The principal...

  1. 75 FR 27041 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Edmund S. Muskie...

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    ... Fellowship Program Announcement Type: New Cooperative Agreement. Funding Opportunity Number: ECA/A/E/EUR 11... States in the fields of business administration, economics, law, public administration, and public policy... participants' home countries and cultures; 10. Providing liaison with Public Affairs Sections of the...

  2. 38 CFR 14.514 - Suits by or against United States or Department of Veterans Affairs officials; indemnification of...

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    ... Affairs determines it appropriate, the Agency shall seek the view of the Department of Justice. The... with or receive the cooperation of the Department of Justice and, where indicated, advise the Regional... Justice may afford counsel and representation to Government employees who are sued individually as...

  3. "What Do You Mean by Whiteness?": A Professor, Four Doctoral Students, and a Student Affairs Administrator Explore Whiteness

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    Carter, Stephanie Power; Honeyford, Michelle; McKaskle, Dionne; Guthrie, Frank; Mahoney, Susan; Carter, Ghangis D.

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    In this article, four doctoral students--two White females, one African American female, a White male--an African American female assistant professor, and an African American male student affairs administrator reflect on the difficult dialogues that took place during a seminar on whiteness. Watt's (2007) Privilege Identity Model (PIE) was integral…

  4. 76 FR 49826 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Study of the United...

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    ... Study of the U.S., Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA... curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States at universities and other... American society, culture, and institutions. The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula, to improve...

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    ... of State in the Presidential Memorandum of September 23, 2010, 75 FR 67025 (the ``Delegation....; --Associated Shipbroking (a.k.a. SAM); --Belarusneft (see Public Notice 7408, 76 FR 18821, April 5, 2011... of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs; Persons on Whom Sanctions Have Been Imposed Under the...

  6. 75 FR 78754 - Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Notice of Publication of 2010 Update to the Department of...

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    ... Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department... of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) carries out the mandates of section 105(b... Countries Pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (72 FR 55808, Oct....

  7. Harnessing Protocolized Adaptation in Dissemination: Successful Implementation and Sustainment of the Veterans Affairs Coordinated-Transitional Care Program in a Non-Veterans Affairs Hospital.

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    Kind, Amy J H; Brenny-Fitzpatrick, Maria; Leahy-Gross, Kris; Mirr, Jacquelyn; Chapman, Elizabeth; Frey, Brooke; Houlahan, Beth

    2016-02-01

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) program is a low-cost transitional care program that uses hospital-based nurse case managers, inpatient team integration, and in-depth posthospital telephone contacts to support high-risk patients and their caregivers as they transition from hospital to community. The low-cost, primarily telephone-based C-TraC program reduced 30-day rehospitalizations by one-third, leading to significant cost savings at one VA hospital. Non-VA hospitals have expressed interest in launching C-TraC, but non-VA hospitals differ in important ways from VA hospitals, particularly in terms of context, culture, and resources. The objective of this project was to adapt C-TraC to the specific context of one non-VA setting using a modified Replicating Effective Programs (REP) implementation theory model and to test the feasibility of this protocolized implementation approach. The modified REP model uses a mentored phased-based implementation with intensive preimplementation activities and harnesses key local stakeholders to adapt processes and goals to local context. Using this protocolized implementation approach, an adapted C-TraC protocol was created and launched at the non-VA hospital in July 2013. In its first 16 months, C-TraC successfully enrolled 1,247 individuals with 3.2 full-time nurse case managers, achieving good fidelity for core protocol steps. C-TraC participants experienced a 30-day rehospitalization rate of 10.8%, compared with 16.6% for a contemporary comparison group of similar individuals for whom C-TraC was not available (n = 1,307) (P < .001). The new C-TraC program continues in operation. Use of a modified REP model to guide protocolized adaptation to local context resulted in a C-TraC program that was feasible and sustained in a real-world non-VA setting. A modified REP implementation framework may be an appropriate foundational step for other clinical programs seeking to harness

  8. Assessment of preclinical students’ academic motivation before and after a three-day academic affair program

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    Aung MN

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Myo Nyein Aung,1 Juraiporn Somboonwong,2 Vorapol Jaroonvanichkul,1 Pongsak Wannakrairot3 1Medical Education Unit, 2Quality Management Division and Department of Physiology, 3Academic Affairs Division, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, ThailandBackground: Medical students’ motivation is an important driving factor for academic performance, and therefore medical teachers and educators are often highly interested in this topic. This study evaluated the impact of an academic affair program upon preclinical year medical students’ motivation to study.Design and methods: An intervention study was conducted using a pretest-posttest study design. A total of 296 preclinical year medical students who had just passed their first year and were about to attend their second year at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, participated in the study. The intervention comprised of dialogues for personality development, pictorial expression in groups, as well as small group lectures delivered by senior students giving information on how to prepare for the forthcoming classes. Students’ academic motivation was measured before and after the intervention program, applying the transculturally translated Academic Motivation Scale (AMS. Cronbach’s alpha of Thai version AMS was 0.8992. The average scores in seven scales of AMS were compared between the pre- and posttest results, using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test. The differences were confirmed by using the multivariate analysis of variance.Results: Students’ academic motivation increased after participation in the three-day academic program. There was also a significant increase in introjected extrinsic motivation, which can enhance the students’ self-esteem and feeling of self-worth (P<0.001. Moreover, intrinsic motivation toward accomplishment increased significantly (P<0.001. This is related to the enjoyment of passing academic milestones, and a step

  9. Basic fibroblast growth factor predicts cardiovascular disease occurrence in participants from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial

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    Mark B Zimering

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of the present study was to test whether plasma basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF levels predict future cardiovascular disease (CVD occurrence in adults from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial. Methods: Nearly four- hundred veterans, 40 years of age or older, having a mean baseline diabetes duration of 11.4 years were recruited from outpatient clinics at six geographically distributed sites in the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT. Within the VADT, they were randomly assigned to intensive or standard glycemic treatment, with follow-up as much as seven and one-half years. Cardiovascular disease occurrence was examined at baseline in the patient population and during randomized treatment. Plasma bFGF was determined with a sensitive, specific two-site enzyme-linked immunoassay at the baseline study visit in all 399 subjects. Results: One hundred-five first cardiovascular events occurred in these 399 subjects. The best fit model of risk factors associated with the time to first cardiovascular disease occurrence (in the study over a seven and one-half year period had as significant predictors: prior cardiovascular event, (hazard ratio [HR] 3.378; 95% confidence intervals [CI] 3.079- 3.807; P < .0001, baseline plasma bFGF (HR 1.008; 95% CI 1.002-1.014; P =.01, age, (HR 1.027; 95% CI 1.004-1.051; P =.019, baseline plasma triglycerides, (HR 1.001; 95% CI 1.000-1.002; P =.02 and diabetes duration-treatment interaction (P =.03. Intensive glucose-lowering was associated with significantly decreased hazard ratios for CVD occurrence (0.38-0.63 in patients with known diabetes duration of 0-10 years, and non-significantly increased hazard ratios for CVD occurrence (0.82-1.78 in patients with longer diabetes duration. Conclusion: High level ofplasma basic fibroblast growth factor is a predictive biomarker of future cardiovascular

  10. La réception en droit français des institutions familiales de droit musulman : vertus et faiblesses d’un compromis The Reception of Islamic Family Law in France: The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Compromise

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    Full Text Available Le propos de cette étude est de tenter de dégager le degré d’accueil du droit français à l’égard de pratiques et de normes musulmanes stigmatisées dans la société française. Le sort en France de quatre institutions familiales est ici envisagé : le mariage polygamique, la répudiation, l’interdiction de l’établissement forcé de la filiation hors mariage, l’interdiction de l’adoption. Le problème se pose devant les tribunaux français lorsqu’il s’agit de faire reconnaître en France une situation constituée à l’étranger. Ainsi du mariage polygamique, célébré dans un pays musulman, d’un homme qui ensuite a vécu et est décédé en France, ou encore de la répudiation prononcée au Maroc ou en Algérie d’une femme musulmane qui vit en France. La question est similaire lorsqu’il s’agit de faire établir la filiation d’un enfant qui, en vertu des règles de son statut de droit musulman, ne peut faire établir sa paternité hors mariage en justice ou être adopté par un individu français. Au stade de la réception de ces institutions musulmanes en France, c’est la question de leur conformité à l’ordre public international français qui est déterminante. En effet le mécanisme de l’ordre public international français fixe le seuil à partir duquel l’institution étrangère est rejetée.La position des juges est marquée par le souci de n’écarter l’application des règles étrangères qu’aux situations qui ont des liens étroits avec le territoire français. Cette conception « proximiste » de l’ordre public milite en faveur d’une approche relativiste des divergences entre les systèmes juridiques. Le compromis ainsi atteint présente l’avantage de la modération mais il peut aussi aboutir à un traitement discriminatoire de certains enfants laissés sans filiation. L’enfant abandonné dans un pays musulman et recueilli par un couple français ne peut en effet b

  11. Des interferences culturelles a surmonter (Overcoming Cultural Interference).

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    The English speaker learning French tends to interpret the sound characteristics of the second language according to English conventions. The term "sound characteristics" as used here refers to the phonetic aspects, the rhythm, and the intonation of French. A number of examples are given to support the theory that insufficient knowledge of these…

  12. Réponses culturelles aux changements rapides de la nature

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    Heyd, Thomas; Dupuis, Irène

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    Au vu du changement climatique auquel nos sociétés devront faire face dans un futur proche, les questions relatives à la vulnérabilité et à la résilience sont devenues d’une importance capitale. Jusqu’à présent, les efforts pour fortifier la résilience ont été centrés au niveau des réformes des infrastructures matérielles et sociales. Des idées sur l’amélioration des structures physiques, comme des protections contre les inondations par les fleuves à grande crue et contre la mer en cas de for...

  13. : objectivation culturelle et réunification Ekang

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    2015-01-01

    International audience The use of social media by Africans and African diasporas have led to the creation of "Facebook groups" identified as ethnic groups. These spaces of community exchanges allow the observation of original modalities of preservation of linguistic diversity mutations in the ethnic belonging. On one hand we are witnessing the encoding of languages that were not usually written, contributing to their current writing use, to the transmission of this competence and literary ...

  14. Advanced earthquake monitoring system for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical buildings--instrumentation

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    Kalkan, Erol; Banga, Krishna; Ulusoy, Hasan S.; Fletcher, Jon Peter B.; Leith, William S.; Reza, Shahneam; Cheng, Timothy

    2012-01-01

    In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Strong Motion Project (NSMP; http://nsmp.wr.usgs.gov/) of the U.S. Geological Survey has been installing sophisticated seismic systems that will monitor the structural integrity of 28 VA hospital buildings located in seismically active regions of the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Puerto Rico during earthquake shaking. These advanced monitoring systems, which combine the use of sensitive accelerometers and real-time computer calculations, are designed to determine the structural health of each hospital building rapidly after an event, helping the VA to ensure the safety of patients and staff. This report presents the instrumentation component of this project by providing details of each hospital building, including a summary of its structural, geotechnical, and seismic hazard information, as well as instrumentation objectives and design. The structural-health monitoring component of the project, including data retrieval and processing, damage detection and localization, automated alerting system, and finally data dissemination, will be presented in a separate report.

  15. Documents issued by the french ministry of foreign affairs and international development

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    New provisions and reminder In the interests of simplifying administrative procedures and formalities, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (hereinafter referred to as “the MAE”) and CERN have decided that members of the CERN personnel domiciled in France, whether of French nationality or long-term residents1, will no longer be issued with an AR- or FR-type “attestation de fonctions”. The MAE also wishes to remind members of the personnel of the following rules concerning the documents that it issues and to point out that compliance with these rules is essential for the proper operation of all international organisations established in France.  This notification replaces the one that appeared in issue 19/2006 of the Bulletin (ref. CERN/DSU-DO/RH/13173/Rev.2). 1.         Types of document and use a)   Special CD-, FI- and AT-type residence ...

  16. Gap analysis: transition of health care from Department of Defense to Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Randall, Marjorie J

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of Public Law 110-181, "National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2008, Title XVI-Wounded Warriors Matter," as it relates to health care for returning Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) combat veterans. Specifically, it examined the gap between the time an OEF/OIF combat service member left active service and subsequently obtained health care within the Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare System, and which factors influenced or impeded the veteran from obtaining health care sooner. Data were collected from 376 OEF/OIF combat veterans who sought health care at the Nashville or Murfreesboro VA Medical Centers. A questionnaire was designed exclusively for this study. The average time gap for an OEF/OIF combat veteran to transition from Department of Defense to VA health care was 3.83 months (SD 7.17). Twenty-six percent of respondents reported there were factors that impeded them from coming to the VA sooner. Factors included lack of knowledge about VA benefits, transportation/distance, perceptions of losing military career, seeking help as sign of weakness, and VA reputation. The study provided some evidence to support that Department of Defense and VA are meeting mandates for providing seamless transition of health care set forth by "Public Law 110-181, National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2008." PMID:22338972

  17. Prevalence and treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Beste, Lauren A; Ioannou, George N

    2015-01-01

    Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne pathogen in the United States. HCV disproportionately affects Veterans Affairs (VA) health-care users: 174,302 HCV-infected veterans were in VA care in 2013, making the VA the world's largest HCV care provider. This systematic review identified 546 articles related to HCV in the VA. After assessment by 2 independent reviewers, 28 articles describing prevalence and treatment of HCV in VA users ultimately met inclusion criteria. Most VA patients currently living with HCV infection were born between 1945 and 1965 and were infected with HCV between 1970 and 1990. To prevent HCV-related complications such as cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and death, medical personnel must identify and treat HCV. However, antiviral therapy has historically been limited by medication side effects, contraindications, and patient acceptance. Although treatment initiation rates are higher in the VA than in the general United States, only 23% of VA HCV patients have received treatment and, of those, only a minority were cured. Recent development of more effective and tolerable antiviral agents represents a major pharmacological breakthrough. Eradication of HCV is theoretically possible for the majority of HCV patients for the first time, although new barriers, such as high drug costs, may limit future uptake. PMID:25600415

  18. The lessons of Asilomar and the H5N1 "affair".

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    Falkow, Stanley

    2012-01-01

    In mid-1974, soon after the first recombinant DNA molecules were replicated in Escherichia coli, scientists called for, and observed, a voluntary moratorium on certain experiments. One goal of the moratorium was to hold a conference (Asilomar) to evaluate the risks, if any, of this new technology. The Asilomar conference concluded that recombinant DNA research should proceed but under strict guidelines. The furor surrounding the recent genetic manipulation of the transmissibility of avian influenza virus H5N1 led to a short-term moratorium that has been extended indefinitely. The question is how long should the moratorium remain in place, or should it be permanent? Voltaire observed, "History never repeats itself; man always does." I believe the parallels of Asilomar can be applied to the problem facing biomedical science today. We should move forward to establish standardized guidelines, using common sense and scientific creativity. The onus of responsibility falls on the individual scientist and involves the education of a new generation of scientists into the social and ethical implications of genetic engineering in a new age of genomics and synthetic biology. In addition, scientists who work with infectious agents must deal not only with biosafety but also, alas, with bioterrorism. The H5N1 "affair" is not a question of freedom of inquiry or the dissemination of scientific research; it is a question of the social responsibility of science and scientists to ensure that the public understands why this work is beneficial and worthwhile. PMID:23047749

  19. Assessment of diabetic teleretinal imaging program at the Portland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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    Grace L. Tsan, OD

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available We conducted a retrospective chart review of 200 diabetic patients who had teleretinal imaging performed between January 1, 2010, and January 1, 2011, at Portland Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Medical Center outpatient clinics to assess the effectiveness of the diabetic teleretinal imaging program. Twenty patients (10% had diabetic retinopathy. Ninety percent of the available teleretinal imaging studies were of adequate quality for interpretation. In accordance with local VA policy at that time, all teleretinal imaging patients should have been referred for a dilated retinal examination the following year. Image readers referred 97.5% of the patients to eye clinics for subsequent eye examinations, but the imagers scheduled appointments for only 80% of these patients. The redundancy rate, i.e., patients who had an eye examination within the past 6 mo, was 11%; the duplicate recall rate, i.e., patients who had a second teleretinal imaging performed within 1 yr of the eye examination, was 37%. Rates of timely diabetic eye examinations at clinics with teleretinal imaging programs, particularly when teleretinal imaging and eye clinics were colocated at the same community-based outpatient clinic, were higher than at those without a teleretinal imaging program. We concluded that the Portland VA Medical Center's teleretinal imaging program was successful in increasing the screening rate for diabetic retinopathy.

  20. Transition to the new race/ethnicity data collection standards in the Department of Veterans Affairs

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    Stroupe Kevin

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patient race in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA information system was previously recorded based on an administrative or clinical employee's observation. Since 2003, the VA started to collect self-reported race in compliance with a new federal guideline. We investigated the implications of this transition for using race/ethnicity data in multi-year trends in the VA and in other healthcare data systems that make the transition. Methods All unique users of VA healthcare services with self-reported race/ethnicity data in 2004 were compared with their prior observer-recorded race/ethnicity data from 1997 – 2002 (N = 988,277. Results In 2004, only about 39% of all VA healthcare users reported race/ethnicity values other than "unknown" or "declined." Females reported race/ethnicity at a lower rate than males (27% vs. 40%; p Conclusion For overall VA healthcare users, the agreement between observer-recorded and self-reported race/ethnicity was excellent and observer-recorded and self-reported data can be used together for multi-year trends without creating serious bias. However, this study also showed that observation was not a reliable method of race/ethnicity data collection for non-African American minorities and racial disparity might be underestimated if observer-recorded data are used due to systematic patterns of inaccurate race/ethnicity assignments.

  1. PROGRESS AND OBSTACLES IN THE AREA OF JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS IN AN ENLARGING EUROPE

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    Joanna Apap

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available This article makes an assessment of the legislative achievements made so far of the objectives set by the Amsterdam Treaty and the Tampere European Council. A number of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA policy areas have experienced a major degree of development or convergence more than others. Why? This is a most sensitive field of study, which has been until now guarded very much as an area primarily of national sovereignty or where sovereignty issues could be at stake. The existence of frictions and strains can be considered as the main justification for this to happen. The way in which certain frictions between member states have affected the implementation of policy as well as how these may be further exacerbated by the forthcoming enlargement will be equally analyzed. The article is divided into two main parts: the evaluation of the main progress in implementing the Tampere Scoreboard on the eve of enlargement, as well as the analysis of the reasons why some JHA policy areas have not achieved the expected level of development.

  2. Lung and colorectal cancer treatment and outcomes in the Veterans Affairs health care system

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    Lung cancer (LC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) are the second- and third-most commonly diagnosed cancers in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. While many studies have evaluated the treatment quality and outcomes of various aspects of VA LC and CRC care, there are no known reviews synthesizing this information across studies. The purpose of this literature review was to describe LC and CRC treatment (ie, surgical and nonsurgical) and outcomes (eg, mortality, psychosocial, and other) in the VA health care system as reported in the existing peer-reviewed scientific literature. We identified potential articles through a search of published literature using the PubMed electronic database. Our search strategy identified articles containing Medical Subject Headings terms and keywords addressing veterans or veterans’ health and LC and/or CRC. We limited articles to those published in the previous 11 years (January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2013). A total of 230 articles were retrieved through the search. After applying the selection criteria, we included 74 studies (34 LC, 47 CRC, and seven both LC and CRC). VA provides a full array of treatments, often with better outcomes than other health care systems. More work is needed to assess patient-reported outcomes

  3. Use of group treatment among case managers in Department of Veterans Affairs supported housing program

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    Jack Tsai, PhD

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Because the predominant supported housing model includes individual intensive community-based case management, use of group treatments in supported housing has not been adequately studied. This study examined practices and attitudes about groups among case managers in the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH program. We examined national administrative HUD-VASH data and an online survey of case managers from eight sites in the New England region, where dissemination of a new group-based model is in progress. Compared with other sites nationally, sites in the New England region had more group contacts, possibly reflecting the dissemination project. Among the New England sites (n = 8, administrative data showed that a higher percentage of group contacts was associated with a greater number of clients served and with more contacts per client. Although case manager survey data (n = 55 showed generally positive attitudes about using groups, particularly about the potential effectiveness of groups and peer support, greater reported use of groups was not associated with more positive attitudes about groups. These findings suggest providing group treatments in supported housing programs may help case managers stay connected to clients and case managers appear receptive to using groups, though further research is needed.

  4. Department of Veterans Affairs compensation and medical care benefits accorded to veterans with major limb loss

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    Jonathan D. Pruden, MPS

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Veterans injured in theaters of combat operations are eligible for benefits, including medical care and compensation.This article describes veterans with service-connected disabilityfor major lower- and/or upper-limb loss resulting from combat-field-associated injuries sustained in the Vietnam war, Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm, and OperationIraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF. Using the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Compensation and Pension Mini-Master file, we identified 2,690 veterans who in August 2007 received compensation for loss of one or more limbs. More than 97% sustained their injuries in Vietnam;most were young men who served in the U.S. Army or Marine Corps. All but 5% had at least 50% combined service-connected disability and nearly half had a 100% rating. In addition to limb loss, one of the most prevalent compensable conditions was posttraumatic stress disorder, present in 46% of OIF/OEF and 20% of Vietnam veterans. Of these veterans, 82% visited VA outpatient clinics in 2007, although only 4% were hospitalized. A special obligation exists to those who have sustained serious injuries related to combat; this responsibilityextends for the life of the servicemember and beyond to his or her spouse and dependents.

  5. Familles et immigration

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    Streiff-Fénart, Jocelyne

    2004-01-01

    A l'ère de la mondialisation, le devenir encore incertain et variable selon les groupes de l'immigration familiale se noue dans les rapports complexes entre des redéfinitions identitaires qui se jouent sur la scène culturelle mondialisée, et l'intégration des descendants des immigrés dans l'ordre national, qui se joue sur le terrain socio-économique et politique de l'égalisation des chances.

  6. The 'Transnuklear affair' and its consequences. Die 'Transnuklear-Affaere' und ihre Auswirkungen

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    Brinkert, M.

    1992-03-01

    The 'Bribe' and 'Drum' Affairs and suspected proliferation in connection with Transnuklear GmbH public around the turn of 1987/88. Many members of the press wished them to speed up the process of opting out of nuclear power. However, none of the accusations specifically related to nuclear power leveled at that time turned out to be tenable. Instead, all violations of the law which had been detected could have been punished in the same way as in any other branch of industry. As a consequence, the impacts arising to regulatory structures in the nuclear sector, especially the measures taken by the Federal Government, may be considered to have been unjustified in scope. The TN Affair and the associated litigation has caused a great deal of confidence in nuclear power to be lost, which now has to be reclaimed by purposeful public relations efforts. (orig.).

  7. « L'affaire du voile", une construction médiatique. Les controverses autour du hijab dans Le Soir.

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    Luceno Moreno, Marta

    2011-01-01

    Depuis l’éclosion de « L’affaire du voile » en 1989 en Belgique, la question du voile a donné lieu à des fréquents controverses dans la presse. Après cinq ans de faible médiatisation, en avril 2009, l’affaire revient sur le devant de la scène médiatique. À partir de cette date, le voile va encore faire couler beaucoup d’encre dans les journaux belges, mais aussi elle va soulever des questionnements dans le monde politique. Cette augmentation d’attention tant médiatique que politique sur le vo...

  8. Social management in the system of physical education and sports of employees of internal affairs of Ukraine

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    Full Text Available The main forms, principles and methods of the physical training’s management of the Internal Affairs Agencies’s staff are considered. Reveals its consistency and conceptual approach to the mechanism of targeted and effective operation of the system under different conditions of the employees police. Determined that the system of physical training and sports of bodies and organs of internal affairs of Ukraine, except for departmental purposes, partly related to the overall social and cultural life of modern society, and the management of this system is social in nature and depends on the level of socialization of its top performers and other regional representatives. It is set that optimization of correction foresees subsequent purposeful realization of the planned complex of measures which answer certain terms and real possibilities of operating control the system.

  9. Robot-assisted upper-limb therapy in acute rehabilitation setting following stroke: Department of Veterans Affairs multisite clinical trial

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    Charles G. Burgar, MD; Peter S. Lum, PhD; A. M. Erika Scremin, MD; Susan L. Garber, MA, OTR; H. F. Machiel Van der Loos, PhD; Deborah Kenney, MS, OTR; Peggy Shor, OTR

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    This randomized, controlled, multisite Departmentof Veterans Affairs clinical trial assessed robot-assisted (RA)upper-limb therapy with the Mirror Image Movement Enabler(MIME) in the acute stroke rehabilitation setting. Hemipareticsubjects (n = 54) received RA therapy using MIME for either upto 15 hours (low-dose) or 30 hours (high-dose) or received up to15 hours of additional conventional therapy in addition to usualcare (control). The primary outcome measure was the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (F...

  10. Assessment of preclinical students’ academic motivation before and after a three-day academic affair program

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    Aung, Myo Nyein

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    Myo Nyein Aung,1 Juraiporn Somboonwong,2 Vorapol Jaroonvanichkul,1 Pongsak Wannakrairot3 1Medical Education Unit, 2Quality Management Division and Department of Physiology, 3Academic Affairs Division, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, ThailandBackground: Medical students’ motivation is an important driving factor for academic performance, and therefore medical teachers and educators are often highly interested in this topic. This study evaluated the impact of a...

  11. Sviluppo sostenibile e inclusione sociale: l’importanza del rispetto della diversità culturale tramite l’esercizio della cittadinanza / Développement durable et inclusion sociale: l’importance du respect de la diversité culturelle sur la base de la pratique de la citoyenneté / Sustainable Development and Social Inclusion: The importance of respecting cultural diversity through exercising citizenship

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Cet article se concentre sur deux aspects : 1 la valorisation de la culture après le Sommet de la Terre à Rio (ECO-92 dans un contexte de croissance et développement durable ; 2 la culture parmi les engagements de l’Agenda 21 global et local. Aujourd’hui plus que jamais, les pays se rendent compte que la reconnaissance de l’identité culturelle de leurs sociétés est un élément clé de transformation en tout genre (économique, social ou environnemental. Il est également clair que l’intégration de ces aspects ne serait possible que sur la base de l’inclusion sociale et de la pratique de la citoyenneté, afin de respecter la diversité. Dans cet article, l’auteur veut aussi mettre en évidence l’importance du patrimoine culturel des peuples, des sociétés, des groupes et des communautés et les moyens de profiter des politiques publiques mises en œuvre pour garantir la liberté des sociétés d’exprimer leur culture à l’époque de la mondialisation. Pour une société plus juste, plus sûre, plus inclusive et avec une meilleure qualité de vie, il est primordial de favoriser un état d’harmonie parmi les trois piliers du développement durable (environnemental, économique et socio-culturel. The objectives of this article are the following: 1 to present the importance of the valorisation of culture in the context of growth and sustainable development after the Earth Summit ECO-92 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 2 to discuss the insertion of culture in the Agenda 21 Global and Local Commitments, taking the example of the city of São Paulo in Brazil. Today, more than ever, countries perceive that the recognition of cultural identity of their societies is a basic element of any type of transformation – economic, social or environmental. It is clear as well that the integration of these aspects will only be possible on the basis of social inclusion and exercising citizenship, in order to respect diversity. This article also

  12. Nuclear Proliferation Factbook. Prepared for the Subcommittees on Arms Control, International Security and Science and on International Economic Policy and Trade of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives and the Subcommittee on Energy, Nuclear Proliferation, and Federal Processes of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 99th Congress, 1st session.

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    To provide a handy reference for those concerned with ways to avoid the further spread, or proliferation, of nuclear weapons, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs have since 1977 sponsored periodic publication of the Nuclear Proliferation Factbook. This fourth edition of the factbook includes a…

  13. Design of a prostate cancer patient navigation intervention for a Veterans Affairs hospital

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    Nonzee Narissa J

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patient navigation programs have been launched nationwide in an attempt to reduce racial/ethnic and socio-demographic disparities in cancer care, but few have evaluated outcomes in the prostate cancer setting. The National Cancer Institute-funded Chicago Patient Navigation Research Program (C-PNRP aims to implement and evaluate the efficacy of a patient navigation intervention for predominantly low-income minority patients with an abnormal prostate cancer screening test at a Veterans Affairs (VA hospital in Chicago. Methods/Design From 2006 through 2010, C-PNRP implemented a quasi-experimental intervention whereby trained social worker and lay health navigators worked with veterans with an abnormal prostate screen to proactively identify and resolve personal and systems barriers to care. Men were enrolled at a VA urology clinic and were selected to receive navigated versus usual care based on clinic day. Patient navigators performed activities to facilitate timely follow-up such as appointment reminders, transportation coordination, cancer education, scheduling assistance, and social support as needed. Primary outcome measures included time (days from abnormal screening to diagnosis and time from diagnosis to treatment initiation. Secondary outcomes included psychosocial and demographic predictors of non-compliance and patient satisfaction. Dates of screening, follow-up visits, and treatment were obtained through chart audit, and questionnaires were administered at baseline, after diagnosis, and after treatment initiation. At the VA, 546 patients were enrolled in the study (245 in the navigated arm, 245 in the records-based control arm, and 56 in a subsample of surveyed control subjects. Discussion Given increasing concerns about balancing better health outcomes with lower costs, careful examination of interventions aimed at reducing healthcare disparities attain critical importance. While analysis of the C-PNRP data is

  14. A permanent US-Mexico border environmental health commission. Council on Scientific Affairs.

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    Public health officials, physicians, and politicians have long been aware of the squalid environmental conditions existing along the US-Mexico border. Some attempts have been made to improve the environmental pollution and causes of human disease, beginning as early as the 1930s with the IBWC, established in 1889. More recent agreements and legislation have called for US and Mexico cooperation by way of each nation's corresponding environmental agency (ie, the EPA and Mexico's SEDUE) and their agencies of foreign affairs (ie, the IBWC). Nevertheless, environmental monitoring and disease incidence data continue to point out that public and environmental health along the border--the result of uncontrolled air and water pollution and lack of disease vector control--is rapidly deteriorating and seriously affecting the health and future economic vitality on both sides of the border. Many prominent public health professionals and environmental organizations are concerned that the present working relationship between the United States and Mexico is not functioning well and cannot adequately cope with existing environmental conditions; for one thing, the efforts of the EPA and SEDUE are reviewed no more frequently than once a year by a staff quartered in Washington and Mexico City. Some projects to improve these conditions have been undertaken by the EPA and SEDUE and the IBWC; at present, the prospects for success do not appear promising. Consequently, these individuals and organizations have urged creation of a US-Mexico border environmental health commission. Congress did see fit last year to give responsibility for the environment to the IBWC in the form of Public Law 100-465. This law, however, does not address the full severity of environmental and public health degradation along the border; it does not address the pollution of the New River, Agua Prieta, the San Pedro River, or the Pacific Ocean, neither does it offer remedial control of hazardous waste sites

  15. Unintended Consequences of Health Information Technology: Evidence From Veterans Affairs Colorectal Cancer Oncology Watch Intervention

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    Bian, John; Bennett, Charles L.; Fisher, Deborah A.; Ribeiro, Maria; Lipscomb, Joseph

    2012-01-01

    Purpose We evaluated the Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Oncology Watch intervention, a clinical reminder implemented in Veterans Integrated Service Network 7 (including eight hospitals) to improve CRC screening rates in 2008. Patients and Methods Veterans Affairs (VA) administrative data were used to construct four cross-sectional groups of veterans at average risk, age 50 to 64 years; one group was created for each of the following years: 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. We applied hospital fixed effects for estimation, using a difference-in-differences model in which the eight hospitals served as the intervention sites, and the other 121 hospitals served as controls, with 2006 to 2007 as the preintervention period and 2009 to 2010 as the postintervention period. Results The sample included 4,352,082 veteran-years in the 4 years. The adherence rates were 37.6%, 31.6%, 34.4%, and 33.2% in the intervention sites in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010, respectively, and the corresponding rates in the controls were 31.0%, 30.3%, 32.3%, and 30.9%. Regression analysis showed that among those eligible for screening, the intervention was associated with a 2.2–percentage point decrease in likelihood of adherence (P < .001). Additional analyses showed that the intervention was associated with a 5.6–percentage point decrease in likelihood of screening colonoscopy among the adherent, but with increased total colonoscopies (all indicators) of 3.6 per 100 veterans age 50 to 64 years. Conclusion The intervention had little impact on CRC screening rates for the studied population. This absence of favorable impact may have been caused by an unintentional shift of limited VA colonoscopy capacity from average-risk screening to higher-risk screening and to CRC surveillance, or by physician fatigue resulting from the large number of clinical reminders implemented in the VA. PMID:23045582

  16. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development's pain portfolio

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    Audrey N. Kusiak, PhD

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available It is an exciting time for pain research at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA. In the seven years that I have been a Scientific Program Manager in the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service in the Office of Research and Development (ORD, I have witnessed an increase in the number of projects and funded investigators within VA’s pain portfolio. In 2009, there were approximately 57 projects on pain research. In July 2015, the number of projects was 109, and importantly, the investment in pain research almost tripled within this time span. This change can be attributed to the increased interest in pain research within VA’s scientific and clinical communities brought about by the unique chronic pain management needs of Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and the collaborative effort between VA’s pain research community and ORD to spotlight pain research. Pain research in ORD appropriately spans the translational research spectrum and includes basic/foundational research mainly in animal models, epidemiology to determine the distribution of various painful conditions in the VA, pain diagnosis, management and treatment of pain, underlying causes of chronic pain including the transition from the acute to chronic state, adverse events associated with pain management, and health services-level research. This editorial covers a fraction of the innovative and unique areas of pain research being conducted at the VA and the important role VA researchers play in the pain community, as evidenced by VA participation in the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC National Pain Strategy (NPS.

  17. REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS, MISSILE DEFENCE AND WEAPONS IN SPACE: THE US STRATEGIC TRIAD

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    Joelien Pretorius

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available American plans for Missile Defence (MD and the weaponisation of space should be analysed in the larger framework of the contemporary Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA.1 Soviet military analysts have written about this revolution from as early as the 1970s, but it was the application of information age technology (IT in the 1991 Gulf War that captured the imagination of military planners and policy makers, especially in the US. The US is actively pursuing an RMA, conceptualised as integrating new IT into weapons systems and integrated command, control, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR and, in turn, doctrinal, operational and organisational change in the military to take advantage of information dominance on the battlefield. This relates to MD and the weaponisation of space in two ways. Firstly, very few countries have the financial and technological capability to modernise their defence forces along the lines of a US-defined RMA, which means that they may resort to so-called asymmetric means to exploit the vulnerabilities or weaknesses of a strong, conventional power. Ballistic missiles (in association with chemical, biological or nuclear payloads are one of the asymmetrical threats most commonly cited in speeches and military documents of the US and used as justification of MD. Secondly, the RMA increases the US military’s reliance on space-based military assets for C4ISR. Placing weapons in space to protect these assets is seen as a logical step to ensure a key aspect of US dominance on the battlefield. This paper

  18. 陶澍与漕政改革%TAO Shu and the Grain-Related Affairs Reform

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    温凯

    2015-01-01

    Since Emperor Yang of Sui Dynasty opened the Grand Canal ,the transport of grain by water has been con-sidered an important affair by the ruler .The transport of grain by water was also known as an of the Three Major Government Affairs in Qing Dynasty .In the late Qing Dynasty ,the ruling group began to become corrupt .And the grain-related affairs were also flawed ,which has threatened the food supplies and taxes .In order to dredge the Grand Canal and maintain con-trol ,TAO Shu ,a person with extraordinary abilities ,under the guidance of the Idea of Practical Utility ,began to sweep re-forms to the grain-related affairs by trimming their payrolls and funds ,tightening up the rules ,regulating rivers and dredg-ing the Grand Canal ,sea transportation .His efforts got positive results ,which left a profound influence to the later genera-tions .Taking the grain-related affairs reform as the center ,the paper try to make some research .%自隋炀帝开通运河之后,漕运成为历朝历代统治者所重视的一项内容。延续到了清代,更是被称为“三大政”之一。清中叶以后,清朝的封建统治日益腐败,世风日下,萎靡不振,漕政也是弊病丛生,已严重威胁到京师的粮食和财政供应。有着“干国良臣”美誉之称的陶澍,为了打通这条大动脉,维系清政府的正常运转,在“经世致用”思想的指导下,通过裁汰冗员,删除浮费;严禁包漕,严格制度;治理运河,疏通河道;另辟新径,漕粮海运等措施,对漕政进行了大刀阔斧的改革,并且取得了明显的成效,给后世留下了深远而广泛的影响。文章试以陶澍漕政改革为中心,做一些探讨。

  19. 关于当前高校学生事务管理的若干思考%Current Reflections on College Student Affairs Administration

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    朱慧洁

    2012-01-01

    在当前我国高等教育迅速发展的形势下,高校学生事务管理工作出现了很多新问题,传统的学生事务管理与现实存在诸多的不相适应。改变管理理念、建设一支专业化的学生事务管理队伍、积极探索学生事务管理的组织结构显得尤为迫切。%The administration on college student affairs have arisen many new problems in the rapid development of higher education and there are many incompatibilities between the traditional management of student affairs and the reality. Changes in management philosophy, organizing a professional management team in student affairs, and actively explore the organizational structure of Student Affairs is particularly urgent.

  20. Department of Veterans Affairs Quarterly Notice to Congress on Data Breaches First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — This is a quarterly notice to congress containing statistics on data breeches for fiscal year 2014 for the first quarter (2014 October 1, 2013 through December 31,...

  1. State Boundaries, This data is provided by the GA Dept. of Community Affairs, Published in 2008, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Middle Georgia RC.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This State Boundaries dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale as of 2008. It is described as 'This data is provided by the GA Dept. of Community Affairs'....

  2. Statement by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the twentieth anniversary of Iraq's ratification of the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT)

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    The document reproduces the full text of the statement made by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the twentieth anniversary of Iraq's ratification of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

  3. [The coordination of the forensic medical service with the medical criminology subdivisions of internal affairs organs in the personal identification of unidentified corpses].

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    Pashinian, G A; Tuchik, E S

    1997-01-01

    In order to improve the cooperation between medical criminology departments of the organs of home affairs and forensic medical service in personality identification of unidentified corpses, the authors propose amendments to the routine procedure regulated by documents of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Russian Federation, for these documents are in need of serious correction and revision, so that they conform to the judicial legislation and other documents.

  4. Accuracy and completeness of mortality data in the Department of Veterans Affairs

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    Maynard Charles

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background One of the national mortality databases in the U.S. is the Beneficiary Identification and Record Locator Subsystem (BIRLS Death File that contains death dates of those who have received any benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA. The completeness of this database was shown to vary widely from cohort to cohort in previous studies. Three other sources of death dates are available in the VA that can complement the BIRLS Death File. The objective of this study is to evaluate the completeness and accuracy of death dates in the four sources available in the VA and to examine whether these four sources can be combined into a database with improved completeness and accuracy. Methods A random sample of 3,000 was drawn from 8.3 million veterans who received benefits from the VA between 1997 and 1999 and were alive on January 1, 1999 according to at least one source. Death dates found in BIRLS Death File, Medical SAS Inpatient Datasets, Medicare Vital Status, and Social Security Administration (SSA Death Master File were compared with dates obtained from the National Death Index. A combined dataset from these sources was also compared with National Death Index dates. Results Compared with the National Death Index, sensitivity (or the percentage of death dates correctly recorded in a source was 77.4% for BIRLS Death File, 12.0% for Medical SAS Inpatient Datasets, 83.2% for Medicare Vital Status, and 92.1% for SSA Death Master File. Over 95% of death dates in these sources agreed exactly with dates from the National Death Index. Death dates in the combined dataset demonstrated 98.3% sensitivity and 97.6% exact agreement with dates from the National Death Index. Conclusion The BIRLS Death File is not an adequate source of mortality data for the VA population due to incompleteness. When the four sources of mortality data are carefully combined, the resulting dataset can provide more timely data for death ascertainment than the

  5. Assessment of preclinical students’ academic motivation before and after a three-day academic affair program

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    Aung, Myo Nyein; Somboonwong, Juraiporn; Jaroonvanichkul, Vorapol; Wannakrairot, Pongsak

    2015-01-01

    Background Medical students’ motivation is an important driving factor for academic performance, and therefore medical teachers and educators are often highly interested in this topic. This study evaluated the impact of an academic affair program upon preclinical year medical students’ motivation to study. Design and methods An intervention study was conducted using a pretest-posttest study design. A total of 296 preclinical year medical students who had just passed their first year and were about to attend their second year at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, participated in the study. The intervention comprised of dialogues for personality development, pictorial expression in groups, as well as small group lectures delivered by senior students giving information on how to prepare for the forthcoming classes. Students’ academic motivation was measured before and after the intervention program, applying the transculturally translated Academic Motivation Scale (AMS). Cronbach’s alpha of Thai version AMS was 0.8992. The average scores in seven scales of AMS were compared between the pre- and posttest results, using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test. The differences were confirmed by using the multivariate analysis of variance. Results Students’ academic motivation increased after participation in the three-day academic program. There was also a significant increase in introjected extrinsic motivation, which can enhance the students’ self-esteem and feeling of self-worth (Pmotivation toward accomplishment increased significantly (Pacademic milestones, and a step ahead of autonomous motivation. Amotivation level declined significantly (Pacademic motivational constructs before and after the intervention was altogether significant (P=0.036, multivariate analysis of variance). Conclusion After experiencing a three-day intervention, the new students’ motivation advanced along the continuum of self-determination toward

  6. Analysis of American Health Care System with respect to current affairs: Is Universal Health Care a Potential Reality?

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    2009-01-01

    The main task of the Thesis is to analyze an American health care system, its management and behavior including its pros and cons. To describe and study the system will help to understand its eventual future progress and to answer a basic question "Is Universal Health Care a Potential Reality in U.S.A.?". With a respect to current affairs, as was the comprehensive health care reform signing, it will be possible to think and forecast relevant course of events that might improve consciousness a...

  7. AVTA Federal Fleet PEV Readiness Data Logging and Characterization Study for Department of Veterans Affairs – VA Manhattan Campus

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    Stephen Schey; Jim Francfort

    2014-10-01

    This report focuses on the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Manhattan Campus (VA- Manhattan) fleet to identify the daily operational characteristics of select vehicles and report findings on vehicle and mission characterizations to support successful introduction of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) into the agency’s fleet. Individual observations of these selected vehicles provide the basis for recommendations related to electric vehicle adoption and whether a battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (collectively called PEVs) can fulfill the mission requirements.

  8. The Factors Influencing Academic Affairs Services Management at the National University of Laos and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

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    Sounieng VONGKHAMCHANH

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This research aims are to investigate the attitude levels of staff’s and students’ on the motivation, effectiveness towards the academic affairs services management at the faculty of Economics and Business Management, DongDok campus in the National University of Laos, and the faculty of Economic Sciences and faculty of Sciences, Sibiu campus in Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. There were 220 participants, five groups; presidents, deans, heads of departments, lecturers and students. The five-point Likert scale rating questionnaires were used to collect data. The SPSS version 20 was used to perform the needed analysis for reaching the proposed aims. In this regard, univariate and bivariate statistics were computed; Pearson Chi-Square Test, ANOVA, scale reliability and validity analysis were undertaken. The research goals are to improve the academic affairs services management systems in the two mentioned universities. Therefore, the results advised the university committee boards, the governments, the national, international donors, curriculum developers, staff and students to use them for the educational purposes.

  9. Using of innovative methods in physical training of students of higher educational institutions of Ukraine Ministry of Internal Affairs

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available It is analyzed the innovations in organization of special physical training of future law enforcement officers. It is shown those interactive methods of teaching which can be reasonably used in the process of physical training of students of higher educational institutions of Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs. It is proved that their usage is possible only after study of basic technology – the whole set of methods and actions which are defined by the normative documents of Ministry of Internal Affairs. It is shown the significance of material and technical provision and also the stages of preparation to carrying out the work in small groups, role plays, trainings. It is shown the peculiarities of usage of different interactive methods in educational process of students. It is given the scheme of conducting of role play and it is shown the main moments which should be taken into account. The usage of interactive methods in teaching assists the future law enforcement officers not only to imagine themselves in definite situation but also to receive the real psychophysiological feelings and understand the consequences from making different decisions, to get definite practical experience without real threat to their lives.

  10. A Brief Discussion on College Teaching Affair Management System%浅谈高校教务管理系统

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    杨海英

    2012-01-01

    With the expansion of college enrollment,the enlargement of school scale,the promotion of academic level,teaching affair management is more and more important.For higher education reform is gradually deepening and the demand for higher education resources are higher, teaching affair management is faced with fierce challenges. "Standardization, information and network" has become the key point, whose realization depends on modern information technology.%随着高校扩招,办学规模的扩大,办学层次的提高,教务管理工作越发显得重要。高等教育改革逐步走向深化,高等教育资源的需求不断提高,教务管理面临着严峻的考验,"规范、信息、网络"已经成为高校教务管理的重点,实现它就必须依靠现代信息技术,教务管理系统的运用很好地解决这个问题。

  11. Factors Which Influenced the Success of the Implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs Number 59 of 2007 in North Sumatera Provincial Government

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    Amar Rinanda Lubis

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to test empirically and analyze the influence of regulation, commitment, human resources and supporting devices to the successful implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs No.59 Year 2007. Population in this study is SKPD Officer of North Sumatra Province (108 people which was sampled for 93 people. Simultaneous F test and partial t test were used to studies effects of regulation, commitment, human resources and supporting facilities to the successful implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs No. 59, year 2007. These results prove that the regulation, commitment, human resources and supporting devices simultaneously influenced the successful implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs No. 59 Year 2007. In partial, regulation, commitment and human resources affected successful implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs No. 59 Year 2007, while the supporting facilities did not have an effect. These results showed that 48% variations of successful implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs No.59 Year 2007, depended on variable of regulation, commitment, human resources and supporting facilities and the remaining 52% depended on other uninvestigated variables.

  12. B/S党务信息管理系统方案研究与设计%The Research and Design of Party Affairs Information Management System Plan

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    李娜; 李琦; 刘波; 高桂棠; 张照杰

    2012-01-01

    Electronic party information management system is an effective way to realize information based and standardized party affairs information management, which can be a help in in party affairs management. Based on the analysis of the status quo of party affairs information management, this paper puts forward an overall structure of the framework and the specific function design of building the party affair information management system, which can provide a useful reference to the construction of party affair information management system.%电子党务信息管理系统是实现党务管理信息化、规划化的有效途径,能够辅助完成党务管理中的各项工作,本文在分析当前党务信息管理的前提下,给出了建设党务信息管理系统的总体结构框架设计及具体功能设计方案,为党务信息管理系统的建设提供思路.

  13. 基于用户需求的移动政务研究%Research on Mobile Government Affairs Based on User Demand

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    杨雅芬

    2012-01-01

    The paper analyzes the relationships among elements of mobile government affairs and their services and users.It further takes user "cognition-acceptance-evaluation" service as the main line,merges user's various specific demands for government affair service,and finally constructs the model of user demand for mobile government affairs.%文章分析了移动政务各要素间的关系以及移动政务服务及其用户,进而以用户"认识—接受—评价"服务为主线,融合用户对政务服务的各种特性需求,最终构建了移动政务的用户需求模型。

  14. Joan of Arc as Propaganda Motif from the Dreyfus Affair to the Second World War Jeanne d’Arc, motif de propagande de l’Affaire Dreyfus à la Deuxième Guerre mondiale

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    Jennifer Kilgore

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Cet article vise à explorer les manières dont Jeanne d’Arc a été utilisée, au gré des événements et des époques, pour véhiculer des idées fortes et fédératrices. Plusieurs groupes tiennent Jeanne pour la leur : pendant l’Affaire Dreyfus, son image semble inspirer l’antisémitisme ; pour l’Église, elle est Sainte ; pour les Républicains français, elle est patriote ; pendant la guerre, elle motive la défense de la France.

  15. Information report by the Commission for European Affairs on the second Energy-Climate Package - Nr 2294

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    This report first recalls the objectives of the first Energy-Climate package and outlines that its implementation revealed some gaps despite some promising results. The author then notices that the current context requires new efforts, and that new objectives have been defined to promote energy transition: propositions of the European Commission are recalled as well as the opinions of the European Parliament and European Council. The author discusses the ambition of this second package as a lever for a transition towards a new growth model. He discusses divergence issues between countries, and the triple challenge (emission reduction, share of renewable energy, energy efficiency), and outlines that energy transition represents a new industrial project for Europe, and that the evolution towards a Union of energy is needed. Works of the French Commission for European Affairs are briefly reported, and the proposal for a European resolution is given

  16. TRAINING OF DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS OF PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION THE SECURITY OFFICER OF THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS

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    Yuliya Leonidovna Lampusova

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Training is a form of active learning that is aimed at developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes. To improve operational security officers of Internal Affairs Agencies activity, we have schemed out training for the development of communication skills. This paper presents the exercises focusing on the professional communication skills of employees of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Interior development. Eight exercises are described, the main objectives of them are: learning to navigate the feelings of the partner, the ability to change the position of the interlocutor, the formation of the ability to listen to the end and not to interrupt, developing the ability to talk, improving the communicative competence and the development of the ability to accurately convey information.

  17. Survival of male patients with spinal cord injury after cardiac arrest in Department of Veterans Affairs hospital: Pilot study

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    Deborah Caruso, MD

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Survivability characteristics after cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the population with spinal cord injury (SCI are unclear but may be useful for advanced care planning discussions with patients. Retrospective evaluation from records of all SCI patients over 10 yr at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center who experienced in-hospital cardiac arrest was performed. Demographic data and other common measurements were recorded. Thirty-six male subjects were identified, and only two patients survived to discharge (5.5% survival rate, both of whom were admitted for nonacute issues and were asymptomatic shortly before the cardiac arrest. The mean age at the time of cardiopulmonary arrest was 62.4 yr, with a mean time from cardiac arrest to death of 3.02 d. No significant demographic parameters were identified. Overall, SCI likely portends worse outcome for acutely ill patients in the situation of a cardiac arrest. Conclusions are limited by sample size.

  18. Contributions of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs to the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI)

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    2010-01-01

    In 2010, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space began consideration of a new agenda item under a three-year work plan on the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI). The main objectives of ISWI are to contribute to the development of the scientific insight necessary to improve understanding and forecasting capabilities of space weather as well as to education and public outreach. The United Nations Programme on Space Applications, implemented by the Office for Outer Space Affairs, is implementing ISWI in the framework of its United Nations Basic Space Science Initiative (UNBSSI), a long-term effort, launched in 1991, for the development of basic space science and for international and regional cooperation in this field on a worldwide basis, particularly in developing countries. UNBSSI encompassed a series of workshops, held from 1991 to 2004, which addressed the status of basic space science in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Asia. As ...

  19. Le registre aux notices de Dinant : le nombre d'affaires d'avortement transmises à la justice

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    Villers, Stéphanie

    2013-01-01

    L’analyse des articles du Code pénal sanctionnant l’avortement a prouvé combien il était malaisé de rassembler et de démontrer les quatre éléments constitutifs de l’avortement. Dans l’impasse face à cette infraction d’un autre genre, la justice n’a souvent d’autre choix que d’abandonner les poursuites. L’orientation dominante des affaires d’avortement est donc le sans suite ou le non-lieu. Comment les connaître et les quantifier ? À cet égard, le registre aux notices, témoin de l’activité du ...

  20. Automated quality measurement in Department of the Veterans Affairs discharge instructions for patients with congestive heart failure.

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    Garvin, Jennifer H; Elkin, Peter L; Shen, Shuying; Brown, Steven; Trusko, Brett; Wang, Enlai; Hoke, Linda; Quiaoit, Ylenia; Lajoie, Joan; Weiner, Mark G; Graham, Pauline; Speroff, Theodore

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    Quality measurement is an important issue for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In this study, we piloted the use of an informatics tool, the Multithreaded Clinical Vocabulary Server (MCVS), which extracted automatically whether the VA Office of Quality and Performance measures of quality of care were met for the completion of discharge instructions for inpatients with congestive heart failure. We used a single document, the discharge instructions, from one section of the medical records for 152 patients and developed a reference standard using two independent reviewers to assess performance. When evaluated against the reference standard, MCVS achieved a sensitivity of 0.87, a specificity of 0.86, and a positive predictive value of 0.90. The automated process using the discharge instruction document worked effectively. The use of the MCVS tool for concept-based indexing resulted in mostly accurate data capture regarding quality measurement, but improvements are needed to further increase the accuracy of data extraction.

  1. A five-year self-sustainability analysis of nurse-administered HIV rapid testing in Veterans Affairs primary care.

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    Knapp, Herschel; Hagedorn, Hildi; Anaya, Henry D

    2014-10-01

    In 2008, nurse-administered HIV oral rapid testing (RT) was introduced at the Veterans Affairs Primary Care Clinic in Downtown Los Angeles. Analysis at five years revealed variable yet increasing rates of HIV RT at that facility despite the fact that no post-launch support was provided by the implementation team. Qualitative interviews among stakeholders conducted at five years revealed the pre-existing implementation practices endemic to this clinic that facilitated this unprecedented success (e.g. history of positive quality improvement implementations, leadership support, clinician involvement at each step of the process to facilitate empowerment, ownership and feasible customisation of the implementation, cohesive communication among clinicians and leadership, training, efficient supply pathway, progressive performance feedback and ongoing encouragement).

  2. Preferences and Barriers to Care Following Psychiatric Hospitalization at Two Veterans Affairs Medical Centers: A Mixed Methods Study.

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    Pfeiffer, Paul N; Bowersox, Nicholas; Birgenheir, Denis; Burgess, Jennifer; Forman, Jane; Valenstein, Marcia

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    Patient preferences and barriers to care may impact receipt of adequate mental health treatment following psychiatric hospitalization and could inform quality improvement initiatives. This study assessed preferences for a broad range of post-hospital services and barriers to counseling by surveying 291 patients and interviewing 25 patients who had recently been discharged from an inpatient psychiatric stay at one of the two Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Individual counseling was the most frequently reported service that survey respondents preferred, but did not receive; whereas, open-ended survey responses and interviews also identified telephone follow-up "check-in" calls as a frequently preferred service. Difficulty with transportation was the most commonly cited barrier to counseling among survey respondents and in interviews; however, patients strongly preferred in-person counseling to telephone or internet-video alternatives. Increasing support from family and support from an individual Veteran peer were also perceived to be helpful in the majority of survey respondents. PMID:25779387

  3. Research on Standardized Management in Government Affairs Microblog%政务微博规范化管理探讨

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    吴兴标; 杨一明

    2013-01-01

    The government affairs microblog as a new media platform with editing and sending at the same time as well as the strongly interactive, which has a positive effect in terms of government management innovation, the guidance of publicity, networking, government-civilian interaction, the good image of the government, etc. It further promotes the development and innovation of public participation and social political management, and it becomes popular among more and more governments. However, it still faces some problems need to solve urgently which include the client user excessive freedom of speech, speak-ing with no clear rules, the lack of managerial system, and its construction weakness, etc. Therefore, strengthening the man-agement of government affairs microblog is going to be an urgent problem.%  政务微博作为一种即编即发、互动性强的新媒体平台,在政府政务管理创新、社会舆论引导、网上办事、政民互动、树立政府形象等方面起到积极的作用,进一步推动了公众参与社会政治管理的发展及创新,正得到越来越多政府部门的追捧。然而,政务微博问政也面临客户端用户言论过度自由、发言无具体规定、管理制度缺失、政务微博建设乏力等亟待解决的问题。因此,加强政务微博管理已迫在眉睫。

  4. From the Sidelines to Center Stage: Sidekick No More? The European Commission in Justice and Home Affairs

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    Emek M. Ucarer

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Cooperation in Justice and Home Affairs (JHA an issue area that includes matters of asylum, immigration, police and judicial cooperation is a relatively new policy arena for the European Union. The level and quality of the collective thinking on these issues have improved since the mid-1980s. JHA cooperation was formally endorsed in Maastricht and revisited during the 1996 IGC, resulting in new institutional frameworks within which discussions now occur. Throughout this period, the European Commission has seen its involvement in the decision-making enhanced. Its efforts as an actor began with a humble Task Force with which the Commission attempted to steer EU's policies on asylum and immigration, as well as police and judicial cooperation. After Amsterdam, and particularly as a result of the Commission's restructuring following the resignation of the Santer Commission, the Commission's institutional capacities as well as its charge vis-à-vis the treaties has changed quite remarkably. This paper reviews the Commission's role in JHA as an institutional actor and will evaluate its agency and emerging autonomy in these fields. It argues that the Commission has a stronger constitutional and institutional basis from which to work, bolstered by the increased propensity by member states to delegate to the Commission and enhanced by the creation of the Directorate General for Justice and Home Affairs. While improvements in the Commission's position vis-à-vis the immediate aftermath of Maastricht are visible, challenges remain nonetheless which constrain the Commissions ability to act as a competence-maximizing institution with formal agenda-setting powers.

  5. Communication received from the Federal Minister for European and International Affairs of Austria with regard to the Austrian proposal on the multilateralization of the nuclear fuel cycle

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  6. In Her Own Voice: A Narrative Study of the Persistence Strategies of Eight African American Women Vice Presidents for Student Affairs at Predominately White Institutions

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    Hylton, Dahlia Gabrielle

    2012-01-01

    This narrative study explored the personal and professional experiences of eight African American women vice presidents for student affairs (VPSA) employed at predominately White institutions (PWIs) and the persistence strategies they used while working at a PWI. Through the use of narrative inquiry methods, I utilized a purposeful sample of eight…

  7. National Dissemination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System: Therapist and Patient-Level Outcomes

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    Karlin, Bradley E.; Brown, Gregory K.; Trockel, Mickey; Cunning, Darby; Zeiss, Antonette M.; Taylor, C. Barr

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system is nationally disseminating and implementing cognitive behavioral therapy for depression (CBT-D). The current article evaluates therapist and patient-level outcomes associated with national training in and implementation of CBT-D in the VA health care system. Method: Therapist…

  8. Building on Strengths in a Time of Retrenchment: Developing an M.Ed. in Higher Education--Student Affairs Emphasis to Train Christian Practitioners

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    Morris, Jason; Haseltine, Jeffrey; Williams, Carol

    2007-01-01

    To gain approval of a new master's degree in difficult financial times, the authors applied strategies that are applicable at other institutions. Using existing internal resources to build on the university's mission was key in developing a new M.Ed. in Higher Education--Student Affairs Emphasis at Abilene Christian University. Creativity and…

  9. Immigration Reform: Implementation of Legalization Program. Statement of Arnold P. Jones, Senior Associate Director, General Government Division before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs Committee.

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    This document presents the testimony of Arnold P. Jones, Senior Associate Director of the United States General Accounting Office, before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs, on the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The Act established a legalization program that permits undocumented aliens to become permanent…

  10. Essential Counseling Knowledge and Skills to Prepare Student Affairs Staff to Promote Emotional Wellbeing and to Intervene with Students in Distress

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    Swanbrow Becker, Martin A.; Drum, David J.

    2015-01-01

    The focus on helping students transform their lives has emerged as part of the mission of many colleges and universities. Campus-based student affairs personnel contribute to this endeavor through their efforts to create a campus ecology conducive to supporting and promoting well-being and by their engagement with students in their time of need.…

  11. An Organizational Culture Study of Missouri State University Faculty/Staff in Relation to the University's Public Affair Mission

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    Weaver, Marissa LeClaire

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to address a problem of practice of the public affairs mission through the perceptions of faculty and staff members at Missouri State University of the University's organizational culture. The design included a phenomenological study with a set of organizational culture procedural questions related to the…

  12. The Impact of a "Citizen Affairs" Workshop on Anomia, Life Satisfaction and Internal-External Control in a Selected Group of Older Adults.

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    1981-01-01

    Determined whether attendance in a series of workshops on citizen participation in civic affairs could influence significantly locus of control, life satisfaction and anomia among older adults. The experience did enhance internal locus of control but no significant changes in anomia or life satisfaction occurred. (RC)

  13. Counter-Stories as Representations of the Racialized Experiences of Students of Color in Higher Education and Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs

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    Hubain, Bryan S.; Allen, Evette L.; Harris, Jessica C.; Linder, Chris

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we employ Critical Race Theory theoretically and methodologically to examine the racialized experiences of students of color in higher education and student affairs (HESA) graduate preparation programs. We employ counter-storytelling as a method for constructing narratives that disrupt the master narrative found within HESA graduate…

  14. Primary Care–Mental Health Integration Programs in the Veterans Affairs Health System Serve a Different Patient Population Than Specialty Mental Health Clinics

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    Johnson-Lawrence, Vicki D.; Szymanski, Benjamin R.; Zivin, Kara; McCarthy, John F.; Valenstein, Marcia; Pfeiffer, Paul N.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To assess whether Primary Care–Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) programs within the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system provide services to patient subgroups that may be underrepresented in specialty mental health care, including older patients and women, and to explore whether PC-MHI served individuals with less severe mental health disorders compared to specialty mental health clinics.

  15. A Sequential Mixed Methods Study: An Exploration of the Use of Emotional Intelligence by Senior Student Affairs Officers in Managing Critical Incidents

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    Johnson, Brian

    2013-01-01

    Emotional intelligence is a relatively new academic discipline that began forming in the early 1990s. Currently, emotional intelligence is used in academia and in business as a new intelligence quotient. This research study investigates how Senior Student Affairs Officers' use their emotional intelligence ability during critical incidents. The…

  16. 浅议艺术院校的教务管理%A Brief Discussion on Teaching Affairs Management in Art Colleges

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    2015-01-01

    The teaching affairs management in art colleges is an important part of management work in art colleges, as well as the premise and necessary condition to ensure the normal teaching work of art colleges. Its essence is to improve the teaching quality of art colleges and establish a good environment for talent culti-vation through the overall planning of college resources and teaching activities. On this basis, the writer mainly analyzes and researches the situation of teaching affairs management in art colleges, and based on summarizing the connotation and charac-teristics of teaching affairs management in art colleges, focusing on A Art College that the writer works for, and combining the practice of teaching affairs management in this college, makes a deep analysis and exploration on the current situation and prob-lems of teaching affairs management. The writer holds that the problems existing in the teaching affairs management of art col-leges are mainly backward ideas of teaching affairs management, lack of teaching affairs management system, uneven quality of teaching affairs managers. So we should further update the ideas of teaching affairs management, enhance the management system, improve the management group, and strengthen the management.%艺术院校的教务管理是艺术院校管理工作的重要组成部分,是保障艺术院校正常教学工作的前提和必要条件,其本质是要通过对学校资源和教学活动的统筹规划,提高艺术院校的教学质量和为人才培养营造良好的环境。基于此,笔者主要对艺术院校的教务管理情况进行了分析研究,在概述艺术院校教务管理内涵和特点的基础上,重点以笔者所供职的A艺术院校为例,结合该院校教务管理工作实际,对教务管理中的现状、问题进行了深入剖析和挖掘。笔者认为,当前艺术院校的教务管理存在的主要问题包括教务管理理念滞后、教务管理制度欠缺、

  17. Construction of Knowledge System of University Studentss Affairs Management%高校学生事务管理知识体系的构建

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    2011-01-01

    Building a knowledge system of college student affairs management has great significance to achieve the scientific work of instructors,enrich and construct the Marxist academic system,improve the quality of instructors.Study by the "modular structure of two-level three-dimensional degrees and more clues" to construct the knowledge systems framework of college student affairs administration,proposed the learning life-cycle theory based on students' learning development,analysis the knowledge module,student affairs management tools and management methods of student affairs management, such as maturity model,and proposed the strategies and recommendations for constructing the knowledge system of student affairs management,provide the theory and methods for comprehensively improve the scientific work of college instructors.%构建高校学生事务管理知识体系对于实现辅导员工作的科学化、丰富学科体系、提高辅导员队伍素质都具有重要意义。研究以"两层次三维度多线索模块化结构"构建高校学生事务管理知识体系框架,提出基于学生发展的学习生命周期理论,分析学生事务管理知识模块、学生事务管理工具方法和管理成熟度模型等,并提出了构建学生事务管理知识体系的对策和建议,为全面提高高校辅导员工作科学化提供可借鉴的理论和方法。

  18. L’Affaire Charles Lainé (1818, ou comment la police fabriquait un faux-monnayeur

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    Full Text Available Charles Lainé, modeste serrurier exerçant à Givenchy-le-Noble dans le Pas-de-Calais est condamné à mort en été 1818 pour crime de fausse monnaie. Il avait fabriqué douze pièces en argent, très grossières, qu'il s'apprêtait à détruire quand il fut arrêté. Ce fait divers serait demeuré inconnu, sans la démarche spontanée d'un magistrat qui s'empressa de dénoncer auprès des rédacteurs de La Minerve française, principale feuille d'opposition libérale, la pratique scandaleuse d'un espion de la gendarmerie, lequel avait poussé Lainé au crime. Benjamin Constant, qui sortait à peine de l'affaire Wilfrid Regnault (un condamné à mort pour crime qu'il n'avait pas commis, publia un article et une petite brochure en faveur de Lainé, admettant son délit, mais accusant la police et le pouvoir de s'adonner à des mesures aussi condamnables qu'inutiles, puisque le serrurier n'avait jamais été faussaire, qu'il n'appartenait à aucune organisation de malfaiteurs et qu'il ne représentait aucun danger potentiel. Ses efforts, combinés avec ceux de l'avocat Odilon Barrot et du directeur des affaires criminelles et des grâces Legraverend, aboutirent à une commutation de peine en dix ans d'emprisonnement.Charles Lainé, a locksmith of modest means working at Givenchy-le-Noble in the Pas-de-Calais, was condemned to death in the summer of 1818 for forgery. He had made twelve very crude silver coins which he was preparing destroy when he was arrested. This item of news would have remained unknown if a magistrate had not spontaneously denounced the scandalous behaviour of a police spy who had encouraged Lainé to commit the crime. The magistrate informed the editors of La Minerve française, chief newspaper of the liberal opposition in France. Benjamin Constant, who had only recently been involved in the Wilfrid Regnault case (that of a man condemned to death for a crime he had not committed, published an article and a pamphlet in

  19. Programa Bolsa Família: uma análise do programa de transferência de renda brasileiro Bolsa Família (Family Grant Programme: an analysis of Brazilian income transfer programme Le programme Bolsa Família (Bourse familiale : analyse du programme brésilien de transfert conditionnel de revenus El programa Bolsa Família: un análisis del programa brasileño de transferencia de ingresos

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    Full Text Available Income transfer programmes are common in various countries and play an important role in combating poverty. This article presents a review of the results of the Bolsa Família (Family Grant Programme, implemented in Brazil by the government of Lula da Silva in 2004. Over the last seven years many evaluations of the programme have been conducted, allowing an overview of its results and its strong and weak points to be mapped. Five central aspects relating to the programme are discussed in article five: (1 programme access, (2 hunger fighting results, (3 programme financial impacts, (4 conditioning factors of education and health, (5 supplementary programs and social mobility. The results of scientific research were presented for each of these aspects, and any of these believed to be convergent or divergent were discussed. As a general result it was concluded that the programme has generated significant results for the country, but there are still some issues that need to be reviewed, such as conditioning factors and the integrated management of the programme.Les programmes de transfert de revenus sont courants dans plusieurs pays et jouent un rôle important dans la lutte contre la pauvreté. Cet article présente un examen des résultats du programme Bolsa Família (Bourse familiale entrepris au Brésil par le gouvernement de Lula da Silva en 2004. Au cours des sept dernières années, de nombreuses évaluations du programme ont été réalisées, ce qui permet d'avoir un aperçu de ses résultats et une vue d'ensemble de ses points forts et de ses points faibles. Cinq aspects clés de ce programme sont abordés dans cet article : (1 l'accès au programme, (2 les résultats en matière de lutte contre la faim, (3 les répercussions financières du programme, (4 les facteurs conditionnels de l'éducation et de la santé, (5 les programmes complémentaires et la mobilité sociale. Des résultats issus de la recherche scientifique ont été pr

  20. The institutionalization of pharmaceutical administration after the korean liberation: focusing on regulating the pharmaceutical affairs law(yaksabeop) in 1953.

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    Sihn, Kyu-Hwan

    2013-12-01

    The pharmaceutical administration under U.S Military Government in Korea and government of the Republic of Korea aimed at cleaning up the vestiges of Japanese imperialism which the pharmaceutical administration attached police administration and preparing with legal and systemic basis after the Korean liberation. The pharmaceutical bureau under U.S Military Government in Korea was reorganized as the independent division. The pharmaceutical bureau focused on preserving order, narcotics control and the distribution of relief drug. U.S Military Government proceeded supply side pharmaceutical policy for the distribution of relief drug without constructing human and material infrastructure. After the Korean War, Korean society asked the construction of system for nation building. Korean national assembly regulated National Medical Law(Gukmin uiryobeop) for promotion of public health in 1951. The Pharmaceutical Affairs Law(Yaksabeop) was regulated in 1953, and it prescribed the job requirement of pharmacist, apothecary, and drug maker and seller, and presented the frame of managing medical supplies. The Pharmaceutical Law originally planned the ideal pharmaceutical administration, but it rather secured the status of traditional apothecary, and drug maker and seller. On the contrary, though the Pharmaceutical Law guaranteed the traditional druggists, it did not materialize reproduction system such as educational and license system. It means that the traditional druggists would be degenerated in the near future. After the armistice agreement in 1953, Korean was in medical difficulties. Korean government was suffered from the deficiency of medical resources. Because of destruction of pharmaceutical facilities, Korean had to depend on United States and international aid. The Pharmaceutical Affairs Law did not cleaned up the vestiges of Japanese imperialism, and compromised with reality lacked human and material infrastructure. As a result, the law became the origin of

  1. Professional Quality of Life of Veterans Affairs Staff and Providers in a Patient-Centered Care Environment.

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    Locatelli, Sara M; LaVela, Sherri L

    2015-01-01

    Changes to the work environment prompted by the movement toward patient-centered care have the potential to improve occupational stress among health care workers by improving team-based work activities, collaboration, and employee-driven quality improvement. This study was conducted to examine professional quality of life among providers at patient-centered care pilot facilities. Surveys were conducted with 76 Veterans Affairs employees/providers at facilities piloting patient-centered care interventions, to assess demographics, workplace practices and views (team-based environment, employee voice, quality of communication, and turnover intention), and professional quality of life (compassion satisfaction, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress).Professional quality-of-life subscales were not related to employee position type, age, or gender. Employee voice measures were related to lower burnout and higher compassion satisfaction. In addition, employees who were considering leaving their position showed higher burnout and lower compassion satisfaction scores. None of the work practices showed relationships with secondary traumatic stress. PMID:26218000

  2. Providers' Note-Writing Practices for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder at Five United States Veterans Affairs Facilities.

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    Tuepker, Anaïs; Zickmund, Susan L; Nicolajski, Cara E; Hahm, Bridget; Butler, Jorie; Weir, Charlene; Post, Lori; Hickam, David H

    2016-07-01

    The capacity of electronic health records (EHRs) to capture desired information depends on the practices of health care providers. These practices have not been well studied in relation to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This qualitative study investigated how providers write EHR notes on PTSD through 38 interviews with providers working at five Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals across the United States of America. Two overarching themes were prominent in the results. Providers used progress notes primarily to remember and access details for direct patient care, but only rarely for care coordination. Providers infrequently recorded information not judged to directly contribute to improved care, sometimes deliberately omitting information perceived to jeopardize patients' access to, or quality of, care. Omitted information frequently included sexual or non-military trauma. Understanding providers' thought processes can help clinicians be aware of the limitations of EHR notes as a tool for learning the histories of new patients. Similarly, researchers relying on EHR data for PTSD research should be aware of likely areas of missing data. PMID:26228929

  3. Robot-assisted upper-limb therapy in acute rehabilitation setting following stroke: Department of Veterans Affairs multisite clinical trial

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    Charles G. Burgar, MD

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available This randomized, controlled, multisite Departmentof Veterans Affairs clinical trial assessed robot-assisted (RAupper-limb therapy with the Mirror Image Movement Enabler(MIME in the acute stroke rehabilitation setting. Hemipareticsubjects (n = 54 received RA therapy using MIME for either upto 15 hours (low-dose or 30 hours (high-dose or received up to15 hours of additional conventional therapy in addition to usualcare (control. The primary outcome measure was the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA. The secondary outcome measureswere the Functional Independence Measure (FIM, Wolf MotorFunction Test, Motor Power, and Ashworth scores at intake, discharge,and 6-month follow-up. Mean duration of study treatmentwas 8.6, 15.8, and 9.4 hours for the low-dose, high-dose,and control groups, respectively. Gains in the primary outcomemeasure were not significantly different between groups at follow-up. Significant correlations were found at discharge betweenFMA gains and the dose and intensity of RA. Intensity also correlatedwith FMA gain at 6 months. The high-dose group hadgreater FIM gains than controls at discharge and greater tone butno difference in FIM changes compared with low-dose subjectsat 6 months. As used during acute rehabilitation, motor-controlchanges at follow-up were no less with MIME than with additionalconventional therapy. Intensity of training with MIME waspositively correlated with motor-control gains.

  4. Brief report: Comparison of methods to identify Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs administrative data

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    Ann Bangerter, BS

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA has made treatment and care of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF veterans a priority. Researchers face challenges identifying the OIF/OEF population because until fiscal year 2008, no indicator of OIF/OEF service was present in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA administrative databases typically used for research. In this article, we compare an algorithm we developed to identify OIF/OEF veterans using the Austin Information Technology Center administrative data with the VHA Support Service Center OIF/OEF Roster and veterans' self-report of military service. We drew data from two different institutional review board-approved funded studies. The positive predictive value of our algorithm compared with the VHA Support Service Center OIF/OEF Roster and self-report was 92% and 98%, respectively. However, this method of identifying OIF/OEF veterans failed to identify a large proportion of OIF/OEF veterans listed in the VHA Support Service Center OIF/OEF Roster. Demographic, diagnostic, and VA service use differences were found between veterans identified using our method and those we failed to identify but who were in the VHA Support Service Center OIF/OEF Roster. Therefore, depending on the research objective, this method may not be a viable alternative to the VHA Support Service Center OIF/OEF Roster for identifying OIF/OEF veterans.

  5. Robot-assisted upper-limb therapy in acute rehabilitation setting following stroke: Department of Veterans Affairs multisite clinical trial.

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    Burgar, Charles G; Lum, Peter S; Scremin, A M Erika; Garber, Susan L; Van der Loos, H F Machiel; Kenney, Deborah; Shor, Peggy

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    This randomized, controlled, multisite Department of Veterans Affairs clinical trial assessed robot-assisted (RA) upper-limb therapy with the Mirror Image Movement Enabler (MIME) in the acute stroke rehabilitation setting. Hemiparetic subjects (n = 54) received RA therapy using MIME for either up to 15 hours (low-dose) or 30 hours (high-dose) or received up to 15 hours of additional conventional therapy in addition to usual care (control). The primary outcome measure was the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA). The secondary outcome measures were the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), Wolf Motor Function Test, Motor Power, and Ashworth scores at intake, discharge, and 6-month follow-up. Mean duration of study treatment was 8.6, 15.8, and 9.4 hours for the low-dose, high-dose, and control groups, respectively. Gains in the primary outcome measure were not significantly different between groups at follow-up. Significant correlations were found at discharge between FMA gains and the dose and intensity of RA. Intensity also correlated with FMA gain at 6 months. The high-dose group had greater FIM gains than controls at discharge and greater tone but no difference in FIM changes compared with low-dose subjects at 6 months. As used during acute rehabilitation, motor-control changes at follow-up were no less with MIME than with additional conventional therapy. Intensity of training with MIME was positively correlated with motor-control gains. PMID:21674393

  6. Burnout among leaders of Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers: contributing factors as determined by a longitudinal study.

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    Mirvis, D M; Graney, M J; Kilpatrick, A O

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    Significant increases in the intensity of psychological burnout among leaders of local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers occurred from 1989 to 1997. This longitudinal study was designed to analyze which demographic and behavioral variables were associated with the intensity of burnout. Responses of 83 Medical Center Directors, Associate Directors, and Chiefs of Staff to questionnaires sent in 1989, 1992, and 1997 were analyzed using path analysis. Burnout was assessed by the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the phase model for analysis. Questions also assessed antecedents (e.g., role characteristics and job support) and consequences (e.g., job satisfaction) of burnout. The presence of high levels of burnout rose from 25.3% in 1989 to 38.1% in 1997. Burnout phase in 1997 was directly related to burnout phase in 1992 and inversely related to the respondent's age. Phase in 1992 was inversely related to both resource availability and role clarity in 1989 if only accepted antecedents of burnout were included in the model. If consequences and antecedents were included in the model, burnout phase in 1997 was inversely related to job satisfaction and resource availability and directly related to intent to stay in the VA in 1989. Findings demonstrated that specific demographic and job site characteristics are associated with high levels of burnout in the VA. These could form the basis for interventional efforts. PMID:10538673

  7. Identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus within the Nation’s Veterans Affairs Medical Centers using natural language processing

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    Jones Makoto

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Accurate information is needed to direct healthcare systems’ efforts to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA. Assembling complete and correct microbiology data is vital to understanding and addressing the multiple drug-resistant organisms in our hospitals. Methods Herein, we describe a system that securely gathers microbiology data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA network of databases. Using natural language processing methods, we applied an information extraction process to extract organisms and susceptibilities from the free-text data. We then validated the extraction against independently derived electronic data and expert annotation. Results We estimate that the collected microbiology data are 98.5% complete and that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was extracted accurately 99.7% of the time. Conclusions Applying natural language processing methods to microbiology records appears to be a promising way to extract accurate and useful nosocomial pathogen surveillance data. Both scientific inquiry and the data’s reliability will be dependent on the surveillance system’s capability to compare from multiple sources and circumvent systematic error. The dataset constructed and methods used for this investigation could contribute to a comprehensive infectious disease surveillance system or other pressing needs.

  8. Training satisfaction for subspecialty fellows in internal medicine: Findings from the Veterans Affairs (VA Learners' Perceptions Survey

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Learner satisfaction assessment is critical in the design and improvement of training programs. However, little is known about what influences satisfaction and whether trainee specialty is correlated. A national comparison of satisfaction among internal medicine subspecialty fellows in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA provides a unique opportunity to examine educational factors associated with learner satisfaction. We compared satisfaction across internal medicine fellows by subspecialty and compared factors associated with satisfaction between procedural versus non-procedural subspecialty fellows, using data from the Learners' Perceptions Survey (LPS, a validated survey tool. Methods We surveyed 2,221 internal medicine subspecialty fellows rotating through VA between 2001 and 2008. Learners rated their overall training satisfaction on a 100-point scale, and on a five-point Likert scale ranked satisfaction with items within six educational domains: learning, clinical, working and physical environments; personal experience; and clinical faculty/preceptor. Results Procedural and non-procedural fellows reported similar overall satisfaction scores (81.2 and 81.6. Non-procedural fellows reported higher satisfaction with 79 of 81 items within the 6 domains and with the domain of physical environment (4.06 vs. 3.85, p Conclusions Internal medicine fellows are highly satisfied with their VA training. Nonprocedural fellows reported higher satisfaction with most items. For both procedural and non-procedural fellows, clinical faculty/preceptor and personal experience have the strongest impact on overall satisfaction.

  9. Implementation of a brief anxiety assessment and evaluation in a Department of Veterans Affairs geriatric primary care clinic

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    Christine E. Gould, PhD

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Anxiety disorders are common and debilitating in older individuals, yet anxiety is often not formally assessed in primary care. We conducted a quality improvement project to examine the feasibility of implementing a brief anxiety assessment, the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI, in a Department of Veterans Affairs geriatric primary care clinic. We compared the GAI with a depression assessment, the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15. Fifty older Veterans (mean age = 78.5 +/– 7.4 yr completed the GAI and GDS-15. Mean completion time and feedback to patients was brief (6.20 min; n = 10. Good internal consistency (alpha = 0.82 was found for GAI scores. Patients with psychiatric diagnoses obtained significantly higher GAI scores (mean = 4.73 +/– 1.15 compared with patients without psychiatric diagnoses (mean = 1.15 +/– 1.86, t(11.46 = –3.10, p = 0.01. Findings suggest that the GAI is acceptable to patients but may not be suitable for differentiating anxiety symptoms or disorders from depression. Interdisciplinary team members continued to implement the GAI after project completion to screen for and track anxiety symptoms in our geriatric primary care patients. Detecting anxiety with the GAI had the benefit of allowing providers to initiate conversations about available treatments and track symptoms as part of noting treatment progress.

  10. The development of a telemedical cancer center within the Veterans Affairs Health Care System: a report of preliminary clinical results.

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    Billingsley, Kevin G; Schwartz, David L; Lentz, Susan; Vallières, Eric; Montgomery, R Bruce; Schubach, William; Penson, David; Yueh, Bevan; Chansky, Howard; Zink, Claudia; Parayno, Darla; Starkebaum, Gordon

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    In order to optimize the delivery of multidisciplinary cancer care to veterans, our institution has developed a regional cancer center with a telemedical outreach program. The objectives of this report are to describe the organization and function of the telemedical cancer center and to report our early clinical results. The Veterans Affairs Health Care System is organized into a series of integrated service networks that serve veterans within different areas throughout the United States. Within Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 (Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon) we have developed a regional cancer center with telemedicine links to four outlying facilities within the service area. The telemedical outreach effort functions through the use of a multidisciplinary telemedicine tumor board. The tumor board serves patients in outlying facilities by providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary consultation for the complete range of malignancies. For individuals who do require referral to the cancer center, the tumor board serves to coordinate the logistical and clinical details of the referral process. This program has been in existence for 1 year. During that time 85 patients have been evaluated in the telemedicine tumor board. Sixty-two percent of the patients were treated at their closest facility; 38% were referred to the cancer center for treatment and/or additional diagnostic studies. The patients' diagnoses included the entire clinical spectrum of malignant disease. Preliminary clinical results demonstrate the program is feasible and it improves access to multidisciplinary cancer care. Potential benefits include improved referral coordination and minimization of patient travel and treatment delays. PMID:12020412

  11. Building South African women’s leadership: A cohort model for the PhD in student affairs

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    Dawn Person

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Despite the presence of a historically male-dominated culture in leadership, gendermediated obstacles and challenges, black women in South Africa have the passion to develop professionally and move to higher levels as educational leaders. The current study assessed female students’ perceptions regarding a joint pilot doctoral programme betweenthe University of the Western Cape (UWC and California State University, Fullerton’s (CSUF Higher Education programme, and their experiences while in the programme. Five participants described programme expectations, challenges, strengths, weaknesses, and programme completion. Moreover, the research focused on the participants’ future hopes, aspirations, and their observations regarding any changes in their professional and academic growth. Students expressed that coming to CSUF after their experiences at UWC enabled them to learn from faculty members with expertise in student affairs, which has further developed their knowledge concerning student development strategies, philosophy and history. Recommendations for the programme centred on increased cohort meetings, expanded programme resources such as research, student support outside the classroom settings, and the improvement of programme funding in order to provide more financial support to students. The importance of professional development and formalised training programmes, expanding research dynamics, and teaching components with international collaborations are promising practices to address the challenges and obstacles black women face in preparing to become leaders in South African higher education.

  12. Military to civilian questionnaire: a measure of postdeployment community reintegration difficulty among veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs medical care.

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    Sayer, Nina A; Frazier, Patricia; Orazem, Robert J; Murdoch, Maureen; Gravely, Amy; Carlson, Kathleen F; Hintz, Samuel; Noorbaloochi, Siamak

    2011-12-01

    The primary objective of this study was to describe the development, reliability, and construct validity of scores on the Military to Civilian Questionnaire (M2C-Q), a 16-item self-report measure of postdeployment community reintegration difficulty. We surveyed a national, stratified sample of 1,226 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who used U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care; 745 completed the M2C-Q and validated mental health screening measures. All analyses were based on weighted estimates. The internal consistency of the M2C-Q was .95 in this sample. Factor analyses indicated a single total score was the best-fitting model. Total scores were associated with measures theoretically related to reintegration difficulties including perception of overall difficulty readjusting back into civilian life (R(2) = .49), probable PTSD (d = 1.07), probable problem drug or alcohol use (d = 0.34), and overall mental health (r = -.83). Subgroup analyses revealed a similar pattern of findings in those who screened negative for PTSD. Nonwhite and unemployed veterans reported greater community reintegration difficulty (d = 0.20 and 0.45, respectively). Findings offer preliminary support for the reliability and construct validity of M2C-Q scores.

  13. Traditional Korean islanders encounters with the British navy in the 1880s: The Port Hamilton Affair of 1885–1887

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the encounters between a traditional Korean rural and island population and western military forces when the British navy occupied Geomundo, an archipelago known to them as Port Hamilton, for 22 months between 1885 and 1887. The paper first outlines the sometimes painful process of East Asian countries being opened up to trade and outside influences in the 19th century, a process sometimes urged upon them by naval weapons in this era of gunboat diplomacy. This provides the setting for the Port Hamilton Affair itself when in preparation for possible war with Russia, a British naval squadron steamed into Port Hamilton and took it without reference to the local people or their national government. After brief reference to the political consequences of this action, the focus is then on what the records from the occupation and earlier investigations by the British, who had long coveted the islands’ strategic harbour, reveal about the life of the islanders. The article considers both their traditional life, from a time rather before western travel accounts were written about the Korean mainland, and how the islanders fared under the British.

  14. Physical activity in postdeployment Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs services

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Veteran activity levels may decrease between Active Duty and postdeployment. We examined attitudes and changes in self-reported activities between the two in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs (VA services. We conducted an online cross-sectional survey (June-August 2008 of postdeployment OIF/OEF veterans registered with the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Descriptive statistics summarized demographic data and attitudes, while regression analyses compared physical activities during Active Duty with physical activities postdeployment. Participants (n = 319, 15.6% response rate reported that they believe staying physically fit is important, they worry about gaining weight, and they believe exercise will keep them healthy (77%, 72%, and 90% agree or strongly agree, respectively. Running (30.0%, Exercise with Gym Equipment (21.5%, Occupational Activities (14.9%, and Walking (13.0% were the most frequently reported Active Duty physical activities. The most frequently reported postdeployment physical activities included Walking (21.1%, Running (18.5%, and Exercise with Gym Equipment (17.9%. Health problems (39% and chronic pain (52% were common barriers to physical activity. Postdeployment OIF/OEF veterans using the VA believe physical activity is beneficial, yet many report health problems and/or chronic pain that makes exercise difficult. Physical activity promotes health, and strategies are needed to facilitate physical activity in this population.

  15. Factors Which Influenced the Success of the Implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs Number 59 of 2007 in North Sumatera Provincial Government

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    This study aimed to test empirically and analyze the influence of regulation, commitment, human resources and supporting devices to the successful implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs No.59 Year 2007. Population in this study is SKPD Officer of North Sumatra Province (108 people) which was sampled for 93 people. Simultaneous F test and partial t test were used to studies effects of regulation, commitment, human resources and supporting facilities to the successful ...

  16. The African Human Rights Judicial System: A Proposal For Streamlining Structures And Domestication Mechanisms Viewed From The Foreign Affairs Power Perspective

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    The present study deals with these two interconnected yet often forgotten realities of the constitutional order in Africa: First, the ‗foreign affairs power‘ that gives the specific organs of the State the capacity to create and empower universal, regional and sub-regional governance and judicial structures.14 Secondly, the ‗international judicial function in Africa‘, with focus on the African Court on Human and Peoples‘ Rights and the upcoming merger with the African Court of Justice. In thi...

  17. Submission to the inquiry on 'Future flood prevention' by the House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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    This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science to the inquiry on ‘Future flood prevention’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The submission draws on our research, which provides strong evidence that the UK needs to develop a comprehensive strategy for flood risk management. The strat...

  18. 高校学生事务管理的三种典型模式%The Three Typical Modes of Student Affairs Management in Universities

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    李家新

    2014-01-01

    Education,service and management are the core elements of student affairs in universities. These elements are widespread in most universities of the world ,but the emphases and forms are different in different universities. Thus,the student affairs management modes can be roughly divided into “education-oriented”mode,“service-oriented” mode and “management-oriented” mode. The differences of the three modes are reflected in logics and philosophies,contents and methods,systems and mechanisms of the student affairs management in universities. Although the differences are obvious ,they are not irreconcilable. The development trends of student affairs management in Chinese universities must be the blend of the three modes in future.%高校学生事务管理工作主要包括教育、服务、管理三个方面。虽然三者在世界多数高校的学生事务管理中普遍存在,但在不同高校中的侧重点和表现形式有所不同。据此,可将高校学生事务管理工作划分为“教育导向”、“服务导向”、“管理导向”三种典型模式,三者之间的差异主要体现在逻辑与理念、内容与方式、体制与机制三个方面。虽然差异明显,但三者并非是不可调和的,未来我国高校学生事务管理的发展趋势必然是三种模式的融合。

  19. 论印尼华裔政党与参政%On Oversea Chinese Political Parties in Indonesia and their Participation in the Indonesian Political and Government Affairs

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    2004-01-01

    Recently oversea Chinese in Indonesia have established 4 political parties, thus making a promising step towards participating in the Indonesian political and government affairs. However, there is still a long way to go before they can make great achievements in their political career and are able to be supported and recognized by the local oversea Chinese and the main stream. Therefore, the key to their success lies heavily on their quality of their party members.

  20. Justice and Home Affairs in a Globalised World: Ambitions and Reality in the tale of the EU-US SWIFT Agreement

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    Marise Cremona

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    The EU's policy on Justice and Home Affairs has as its objective the establishment of the Union as 'an area of freedom, security and justice with respect for fundamental rights and the different legal systems and traditions of the Member States'. How does this essentially internal objective translate into international action? How does the Union respond, in an internal policy field, to external challenges? This paper will assess the ambitions and the reality of the external dimension of the E...

  1. Within the Current IPR Framework, How to Protect Intangible Cultural Heritages?——Interview with Yang Hongju,Director of Dept. Of Legal Affairs,SIPO

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    Sun Yongjian; Ma Wei

    2006-01-01

    @@ More protection of intangible culture within the current IPR framework "We are seeking more protection for the intangible cultural heritages within the current IRP framework, such as patents, trade marks, copyrights, commercial secret, anti-trust competition,each of them can be available for the protection of the intangible cultural heritages." Yang Hongju, Director of Department of Legal Affairs, State Intellectual Property Office, People's Republic of China(SIPO) illustrated her comments very frankly when interviewed by China's Foreign Trade.

  2. 新中国体育外交发展历程%On the developing process of new China's sports foreign affairs

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    2011-01-01

    按照中国外交史的发展历程,结合中国体育外交在各个时期的发展特点,阐述了中国体育外交的发展历程。%According to progress of China foreign affairs history,this paper expounds the development process of China sports diplomacy history with its developing characteristics in every period individually.

  3. Using the possibilities of “psychology” subject for training of coping-personal behavior of the officers of internal affairs bodies

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    2012-01-01

    The contribution justifies the necessity of development of coping-personal behavior of the officers of internal affairs bodies as an ability to independently overcome negative influences of the environment, a skill of minimizing the influence of established norms and affecting the situation on one’s own. Taking into account the subject-object approach to education of officers in the system of interior authorities, the development of behavior which overcomes the influence of environment, is hi...

  4. Oversight of Indian Program Budgets. Hearing Before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs. United States Senate, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session on Review of Budget Submissions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services; Office of Indian Education, Department of Education; and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.

    Testimony and prepared statements provide insight into the manner in which Indian affairs will be administered under the proposed 1982 fiscal year budget and compares the proposed innovations and the implementation of assistance to the Indian tribes with a general Federal policy to promote tribal self-determination. Probably because of the…

  5. Health promotion practices as perceived by primary healthcare professionals at the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Saudi Arabia

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    Altamimi, Samar; Alshoshan, Feda; Al Shaman, Ghada; Tawfeeq, Nasser; Alasmary, May; Ahmed, Anwar E.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: In recent years, several research studies have investigated health promotion practices in Saudi healthcare organizations, yet no published literature exists on health promotion practices of primary healthcare professionals working for the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA). Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a convenience sample of 206 primary healthcare professionals at the MNG-HA. A self-reporting questionnaire was used to investigate the attitudes, awareness, satisfaction, and methods regarding health promotion practices of primary healthcare professionals. Results: Of the 206 primary healthcare professionals surveyed, 58.1% reported awareness of health promotion programs conducted in the hospitals and 64.6% reported that the health promotion system in the hospitals needs to be improved. Language barriers and cultural beliefs were viewed as obstacles to carrying out effective health promotion by 65% and 64.6% of primary healthcare professionals, respectively. The majority (79.9%) of the primary healthcare professionals perceived themselves as having the necessary skills to promote health and 80.6% believed that printed educational materials are the most prevalent method of health promotion/education, whereas 55.8% reported that counseling was the most preferred method of health promotion. Conclusion: The awareness level of health promotion policies, strategies, and programs conducted in the hospitals was not found to be satisfactory. Therefore, widespread training programs are recommended to improve the health promotion system in the hospitals. These programs include facilitating behavioral change, introducing health promotion policies and strategies in hospitals, mandatory workshops, and systematic reminders.

  6. Pharmaceutical Market Access: current state of affairs and key challenges – results of the Market Access Launch Excellence Inventory (MALEI

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To take inventory of the current state of affairs of Market Access Launch Excellence in the life sciences industry. To identify key gaps and challenges for Market Access (MA and discuss how they can be addressed. To generate a baseline for benchmarking MA launch excellence. Methodology: An online survey was conducted with pharmaceutical executives primarily working in MA, marketing, or general management. The survey aimed to evaluate MA excellence prerequisites across the product life cycle (rated by importance and level of implementation and to describe MA activity models in the respective companies. Composite scores were calculated from respondents’ ratings and answers. Results: Implementation levels of MA excellence prerequisites generally lagged behind their perceived importance. Item importance and the respective level of implementation correlated well, which can be interpreted as proof of the validity of the questionnaire. The following areas were shown to be particularly underimplemented: 1 early integration of MA and health economic considerations in research and development decision making, 2 developing true partnerships with payers, including the development of services ‘beyond the pill’, and 3 consideration of human resource and talent management. The concept of importance-adjusted implementation levels as a hybrid parameter was introduced and shown to be a viable tool for benchmarking purposes. More than 70% of respondents indicated that their companies will invest broadly in MA in terms of capital and headcount within the next 3 years. Conclusions: MA (launch excellence needs to be further developed in order to close implementation gaps across the entire product life cycle. As MA is a comparatively young pharmaceutical discipline in a complex and dynamic environment, this effort will require strategic focus and dedication. The Market Access Launch Excellence Inventory benchmarking tool may help guide decision

  7. L’affaire dell’U.A.A.R.: da mera querelle politica ad oggetto di tutela giudiziaria

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    Full Text Available Il contributo, accettato dal Direttore, riproduce il testo della prolusione ai Corsi DEL la Scuola di specializzazione per le professioni legali di Messina (Messina, 27 novembre 2013SOMMARIO: 1. Il contesto socio-culturale – 2. Questioni di metodo - 3. I prodromi della controversia sull’ “atto politico” - 4. La prospettazione del “fatto” nelle ultime istanze di giudizio. Il Consiglio di Stato: dalla delimitazione dell’insindacabilità dell’atto… - 5. Segue :… alla prefigurazione della piena ed effettiva tutela dell’interesse ad agire - 6. Le Sezioni Unite della Cassazione e l’inquadramento della fattispecie nella cornice della laicità dello Stato - 7. Il principio dell’eguale libertà delle Confessioni assunto a canone di legalità costituzionale - 8. I possibili esiti giudiziari ulteriori della questione - 9. Il procedimento di formazione e conclusione delle Intese - 10. Nuovi indirizzi di politica legislativa in materia ecclesiastica? The U.A.A.R. affaire: from a political querelle to a case law   ABSTRACT: Even if in view of an academic act, the author believes to have to insist on the practical function of the Law that, as in the case of the U.A.A.R., develops most frequently in the case law. The role played by the judicial courts in the case examined, as well as in more and more recurring hypothesis in the current socio-cultural context, should not be taken by the doctrine and policy as an excuse to abdicate their responsibilities as much essential in order to provide an adequate protection for fundamental human rights related to the exercise of the freedom of religion.

  8. 中国因素对印度外交关系的影响%The Effects of the Chinese Factors on India S Diplomatic Affairs

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    李家祥

    2012-01-01

    印度作为一个与中国一样正在崛起的新兴发展中大国,又是与中国为邻的南亚强国,在其"有声有色"的大国外交及周边外交中,均不同程度地体现出对中国因素的关注和有效运用。中国因素对印度外交关系的影响主要体现在不断升温的印美关系、印俄关系和印度以"东向"政策为主导的亚太外交等方面。印度对外关系中利用中国因素并影响其外交决策是由地缘政治、历史、现实、中巴友好以及印度自身等多种因素促成的。虽然印度外交中有利用中国因素制衡中国的一面,但在今后发展中印关系时应理性对待印度对外关系中存在的中国因素,尽量减少印度利用中国因素对中国可能产生的消极影响,使中印关系朝着更加良性的方向发展。%India, as a rising developing country attaches importance to the Chinese factors and uses and surrounding international affairs. The effects of like China and a South Asian power neighboring China, often them skillfully in its success in handling the major diplomatic the Chinese Factors on Indiag Foreign Affairs are mainly em- bodied in warmer USA -India relations, India -Russia relation and Asia -Pacific diplomacy dominated by its East Looking Policy". The influences of Chinese factors on India5 foreign affairs are caused by the geography, history and reality, friendship between China and Pakistan and India' s domestic factors. Although India often uti- lizes Chinese factors to balance its relations with China in its foreign affairs, developnaent of Sino - Indian rela- tions in the future should seasonally handle the Chinese factors in Indiag foreign affairs in order to minimize their negative effects on China, and to bring China -India relations toward an even more positive direction.

  9. A Brief Analysis on Writing Skills of Doreign Affairs Documents%浅谈涉外事务管理中的外事文书写作

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    周蓬勃

    2012-01-01

      外事文书亦称对外文书、涉外文书,是外事交往中一种重要的书面表述工具。外事文书是一类经常性、日常性和服务性的文体总称,是做好外事工作的保证。其具有写作格式的国际习惯性、语言表达的准确严密性、鲜明突出的政治倾向性的特点。外事文书在写作中要遵循和平共处五项基本原则以及真实具体、实用有效和内外有别的原则。在写作中要求符合党和国家的政策和规定,在表达上符合国际惯例,以及内外有别、保守机密和中心突出,层次清晰的基本要求。%  Foreign Affairs Instrument, also known as external instruments, foreign instruments, is an important foreign affairs tool in written form. Foreign Affairs instrument is a class of recurrent, daily and service stylistic, collectively, is the guarantee of good foreign affairs work. International customary writing format, accurate rigor of its language expression and the distinctive and prominent political inclination are its characteristics. Foreign Affairs instrument in writing to follow: the five basic principles of peaceful coexistence as well as concrete, practical, effective and differentiated principle. Requirements in writing to comply with the policies and regulations of the party and state, and of expression in line with international practice, as well as differentiated, the confidentiality and center highlight the basic requirements of a clear hierarchy.

  10. The association of race with timeliness of care and survival among Veterans Affairs health care system patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer

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    Full Text Available Leah L Zullig,1,2 William R Carpenter,2 Dawn T Provenzale,1,3 Morris Weinberger,1,2 Bryce B Reeve,2 Christina D Williams,1 George L Jackson1,4 1Center of Excellence for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA; 2Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; 3Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA; 4Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA Background: Non-small cell lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. Patients with late-stage disease (stage 3/4 have five-year survival rates of 2%–15%. Care quality may be measured as time to receiving recommended care and, ultimately, survival. This study examined the association between race and receipt of timely non-small cell lung cancer care and survival among Veterans Affairs health care system patients. Methods: Data were from the External Peer Review Program, a nationwide Veterans Affairs quality-monitoring program. We included Caucasian or African American patients with pathologically confirmed late-stage non-small cell lung cancer in 2006 and 2007. We examined three quality measures: time from diagnosis to (1 treatment initiation, (2 palliative care or hospice referral, and (3 death. Unadjusted analyses used log-rank and Wilcoxon tests. Adjusted analyses used Cox proportional hazard models. Results: After controlling for patient and disease characteristics using Cox regression, there were no racial differences in time to initiation of treatment (72 days for African American versus 65 days for Caucasian patients, hazard ratio 1.04, P = 0.80 or palliative care or hospice referral (129 days versus 116 days, hazard ratio 1.10, P = 0.34. However, the adjusted model found longer survival for African American patients than for Caucasian patients (133 days versus 117 days, hazard ratio 0

  11. Visit of H.E. Mr. Attila Chikan, Minister of Economic Affairs, Prof. Adam Török, President, National Committee for Technological Development, Mr. Pal Koncz, Deputy Director General, National Committee for Technological Development, Hungary

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    1999-01-01

    Visit of H.E. Mr. Attila Chikan, Minister of Economic Affairs, Prof. Adam Török, President, National Committee for Technological Development, Mr. Pal Koncz, Deputy Director General, National Committee for Technological Development, Hungary

  12. 18th May 2011 - Chinese State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) Deputy Director-General M. LU (State Council of China) in the ATLAS visitors centre with Collaboration Deputy Spokesperson A. Lankford and Collaboration member Z. Ren.

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    2011-01-01

    18th May 2011 - Chinese State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) Deputy Director-General M. LU (State Council of China) in the ATLAS visitors centre with Collaboration Deputy Spokesperson A. Lankford and Collaboration member Z. Ren.

  13. 09 September 2013 - Japanese Members of Internal Affairs and Communications Committee House of Representatives visiting the ATLAS experimental cavern with ATLAS Spokesperson D. Charlton. T. Kondo and K. Yoshida present.

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    Jean-Claude Gadmer

    2013-01-01

    09 September 2013 - Japanese Members of Internal Affairs and Communications Committee House of Representatives visiting the ATLAS experimental cavern with ATLAS Spokesperson D. Charlton. T. Kondo and K. Yoshida present.

  14. 11 June 2012 - Austrian Federal Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection R. Hundstorfer signing the guest book with Head of International Relations F. Pauss and Ambassador to the UN C. Strohal (CERN-HI-120611334)

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    11 June 2012 - Austrian Federal Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection R. Hundstorfer signing the guest book with Head of International Relations F. Pauss and Ambassador to the UN C. Strohal (CERN-HI-120611334)

  15. 12th September 2011 - Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs F. Schmidt Ariztía in the ATLAS visitor centre with ATLAS Collaboration Former Spokesperson P. Jenni, Adviser for Chile J. Salicio Diez and Senior Physicist J. Mikenberg.

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    Maximilien Brice

    2011-01-01

    12th September 2011 - Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs F. Schmidt Ariztía in the ATLAS visitor centre with ATLAS Collaboration Former Spokesperson P. Jenni, Adviser for Chile J. Salicio Diez and Senior Physicist J. Mikenberg.

  16. A Study on the Micro-management of Government Affairs in China---Taking Micro-blog and Wechat in Government Affairs Administration as the Cases%我国“微政务”管理问题研究--以政务微博、政务微信为例

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    李冠辰

    2014-01-01

    新媒体时代的网络问政成就了“微政务”的迅速发展,其中又以政务微博、政务微信最为典型。文章从政务微博、政务微信的涵义及其发展现状入手,分析“微政务”对促进我国政府管理良性发展的积极意义,指出其存在的包括缺乏制度保障、定位不清、发展不平衡和内部运行机制不健全等方面的问题,提出完善法律法规、准确定位和建立长效运行机制等促进“微政务”健康发展的建议。%During the new media age ,citizens can exercise their political rights on the internet , w hich makes it possible for the micro-management of government affairs to get a quick develop-ment ,among which the micro-blog and wechat in government affairs are the most typical ones . Starting from the connotations and current developing situation of micro-blog and wechat in gov-ernment affairs ,the paper analyses the positive significance of the micro-management of govern-ment affairs in promoting the virtuous develpoment of China’s government administration ,points out such problems as the lack of institutional guarantee ,unclear orientation ,unbalanced develop-ment and unsound internal operating mechanism and puts forward some suggestions as to promo-ting the healthy development of micro-management of government affairs such as perfecting con-cerned law s and regulations ,giving an accurate orientation and establishing long-acting operating mechanism .

  17. The Hybronaut Affair

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    Beloff, Laura

    2013-01-01

    Instead of considering wearable technology devices as prosthetic tools that aim to aid and enhance the human body, the article investigates how technology impacts our perception of the world and a human (body). It sees a human as a construct of multiplicity of relations within a heterogeneous net...

  18. Department of Veterans Affairs

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    ... largest genomic database in the world, placing VA Healthcare at the forefront of the Precision Medicine revolution. – Read more » National Cemetery Administration VA’s National Cemetery Administration honors Veterans and their ...

  19. Celebrities in International Affairs

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    Richey, Lisa Ann; Budabin, Alexandra Cosima

    2016-01-01

    Celebrity engagement in global “helping” is not a simple matter of highly photogenic caring for needy others across borders; it is a complex relationship of power that often produces contradictory functions in relation to the goals of humanitarianism, development, and advocacy. This article argues...

  20. The Galileo Affair.

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    Poole, Michael

    1990-01-01

    Presented is background material on Galileo and his views on astronomy, religion, and Copernicus. The history of theory development related to the science of astronomy and a review of Galileo's writings are included. (KR)

  1. The Bogdanov Affair

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    Baez, John

    2002-01-01

    We all laughed when the physicist Alan Sokal wrote a deliberately silly paper entitled "Transgressing the boundaries: towards a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity" and managed to get it accepted by a refereed journal of social and cultural studies, Social Text. But, after, we learned that two brothers got Ph. D in physics on the basis of this work (4 pages)

  2. On the Effective Integration of Current Affairs and Poli-tics Teaching%时政热点与政治教学的有效融合

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    陈兴生

    2014-01-01

    With the continuous deepening of the education re-form, to introduce current affairs into senior high school politics classroom teaching is the requirement of the new curriculum concept, as well as a common way adopted by many politics teachers to stimulate students' interest and improve classroom teaching effect, but in practical classroom teaching, current affairs have become a mere formality, and they are out of line with text-books, leading to a poor effect. Combined with the writer's many years' teaching practice and research, this paper elaborates some experience and measures of effectively integrating current affairs and classroom teaching from new lesson introduction, situation creation, activity forms and matters needing attention.%随着教育改革的不断深入,将时政热点引入高中政治课堂,是新课程理念的要求,也是很多政治教师激发学生兴趣和提高课堂教学效果通常采用的一种途径,但在实际教学过程中,发现相当部分老师在时政热点融入课堂中普遍存在着流于形式、时政与教材相脱节等弊端,很难达到预期的效果。为此本文结合笔者多年的教学实践和研究,分别从导入新课、创设情境、活动形式和注意事项等方面阐述了把时政热点与课堂教学有效融合的一些心得与做法。

  3. The Research of Government Affairs Outsourcing and Its Realization Paths%政府政务外包及其实现路径研究

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    沈亚平; 李娜

    2012-01-01

    随着政府自身提高管理和服务能力、降低行政成本需求的增强,经济全球化和信息化时代公民参与意识的提高以及层级政府间压力的加大,政府政务外包日渐成为一种新型政府治理工具,其领域和范围也不断拓展。据此,文章对当前我国政府政务外包的发展状况和动因进行了分析,进而探讨了政府政务外包的公共性、效率和合法性三个限度,并提出了明确政务外包中的政府职责、提高政府政务外包管理能力、坚持依法推行政务外包等三条外包实现路径。%With the increasing demand for government to improve its management and service ability and to reduce its administrative costs, and with the enhancement of citizen participation consciousness in economic globalization and information age, as weU as with the increasing pressure among the hierarchical governments, the government affairs outsourcing has become a new effective governance tool gradually, and its field and scope are also developed unceasingly. Based on all those above, this article analyzes current development status and motivation of government affairs outsourcing and discusses about its triple - dimensioned considerations : publicity, efficiency and legitimacy. Then, the article puts forward three approaches to realize the government affairs outsourcing: clarify government responsibility, enhance government capability, and realize administration according to law.

  4. THE HUMBLE OPINION ON TEACHING THROUYH THE PRACTICE OF SECRETARY CONCERNING FOREIGN AFFAIRS%涉外秘书实践教学改革刍议

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    陶丽萍; 万铀能; 胡新宇; 张加明

    2001-01-01

    In accordance with the existing problems of the education of the secretary concerning foreign affairs in our country, we em phatically research and inquire into the important meaning and basic train of th ought of the reform of teaching through the practice of the secretary concerning foreign affairs. We point out that the education of the secretary concerning fo reign affairs should completely change the old idea and attach importance to te aching by practising and supply it with stong guarantee in every aspect.We should really sharpen the students' ability to perform a task and improve th eir compreheusive quality through varied channels and in varied ways such as con bining teaching inside class with teaching outside class, temporariness with pla nning and dispersion with concentration.%针对我国涉外秘书教育中普遍存在的 问题,着重研究和探讨了秘书实践教学改革的 重要意义和基本思路。提出涉外秘书教育应彻底改变陈旧观念,重视实践教学并为之提供各 方面的强有力保障,通过课内与课外结合、临时与计划结合、分散与集中结合等多种渠道、 多种方式切实提高学生的实践能力和综合素质。

  5. AVTA Federal Fleet PEV Readiness Data Logging and Characterization Study for Department of Veterans Affairs. James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY

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    Schey, Stephen [Intertek Testing Services, North America, Phoenix, AZ (United States); Francfort, Jim [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2014-10-01

    This report focuses on the Department of Veterans Affairs, James J. Peters VA Medical Center (VA - Bronx) fleet to identify daily operational characteristics of select vehicles and report findings on vehicle and mission characterizations to support the successful introduction of PEVs into the agencies’ fleets. Individual observations of these selected vehicles provide the basis for recommendations related to electric vehicle adoption and whether a battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (collectively referred to as PEVs) can fulfill the mission requirements.

  6. Report made under the behalf of the Economic Affairs Commission on the bill (N. 2831), modified by the Senate, for a new organization of the electricity market

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    This document reports the discussions of the Economic Affairs Commission of the French Parliament on the different articles of the bill addressing the new organization of the electricity market. These articles concern the access to nuclear energy, the purchase price of electricity produced from biomass and of hydroelectricity, the obligations of electricity providers, the financing of works performed on the network, the protection of users, the competencies of local communities and providers, the social regulations applied to providers, and tax aspects. A table gives a comparison between the texts adopted by the Assemblee Nationale, the Senate, and the Commission. It also gives the various amendments which have been proposed

  7. 网络Excel平台在药房事务管理中的应用%Application of Excel web platform in the pharmacy affairs management

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    刘慧; 黎少鹏; 钟慧婷; 曹恒英; 叶锡洪

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the advantages of pharmacy affairs management system on reasonable arrangement for pharmacy manager of human resources and improvement of work efficiency. Methods The Internet Excel platform was adopted to develop a pharmacy transaction management system. The system daily business function was used to implement scientific scheduling and pharmacy affairs summary. The system statistical analysis function was used to aggregate workload automatically and analyze data. Results The pharmacy managers avoided manual scheduling, vacation calculation and workload statistics. It improved the service quality and efficiency of pharmacy affairs management. The system had clean and generous system interface,which is easy to save and query data. Conclusion The pharmacy affairs management system is practical,simple and efficient,which may improve the degree of office information.%目的:探讨应用药房事务管理系统在科学合理地安排药师人力资源和提高药房管理者工作效率方面的优势。方法利用网络Excel平台开发一套药房事务管理系统。应用系统日常业务功能实施科学排班和班务总结,应用系统统计分析功能自动汇总工作量和分析数据。结果使用该系统避免了药房管理者手工排班、计算休假和统计工作量,提高了班务管理质量和效率,且系统界面整洁大方,一目了然,资料便于保存与查询。结论药房事务管理系统实用,操作简单快捷,提高了办公信息化程度,值得广泛推广。

  8. Straitjacket or Sovereignty Shield? The Danish Opt-Out on Justice and Home Affairs and Prospects after the Treaty of Lisbon

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    Adler-Nissen, Rebecca; Gammeltoft-Hansen, Thomas

    2010-01-01

    cooperation in Justice and Home Affairs. Symbolically, the opt-out plays a major role for large parts of the Danish population as a sort of sovereignty guarantee in the face of European integration. While shifting Danish governments may point out the detrimental effects of opt-outs on Denmark's position in...... the EU, they still have to guarantee to the Danish public that they respect the protocols. In Denmark, the opt-outs are seen to constitute a bulwark against European integration; underpinning an image of the state with full political and legal authority over people, territory and money. This gives...

  9. Chaînes logistiques et modèles d'affaires du commerce électroniqueLe cas de la vente en ligne de produits informatiques

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    Mathieu Detchessahar; Benoit Journe; Emmanuel Kessous

    2003-01-01

    Le commerce en ligne de produits informatiques apparaît comme une activité en cours de structuration dans laquelle il est difficile de dégager des modèles d'affaires stables et d'en évaluer la performance. Les pratiques des sites de commerce électronique sont variées et plusieurs logiques d'agencement des supply chain existent: certaines font de l'industrialisation des process le principal moteur de la performance et standardisent au maximum les mécanismes de coordination à l'intérieur de la ...

  10. The Analysis of Some Relative Points of the Research of Frontier Political Affairs in the Republic of China%民国时期边政学研究中相关问题辨析

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    马玉华

    2012-01-01

    民国时期的边疆概念包括地理边疆、政治边疆、文化边疆、经济边疆等多层含义。边政有广义和狭义之分:广义的边政指边疆政治,就是管理边疆民族的公众事务,包括边疆政策、边疆政制、边政机构、边疆行政等;狭义的边政,是专指边疆行政,即对边疆地区进行的管理和治理。边政学是研究边疆政治的专门学问。中国边政学的诞生有三个标志,即吴文藻先生《边政学发凡》的发表、中国边政学会的成立和《边政公论》的创办。%The concept of frontier involves many meanings such as geography,politics,culture and economy and so on in the Republic of China.In a broad sense,frontier political affairs are the management of public affairs,like frontier policies,constitution,institutions and administration.In a narrow sense,frontier political affairs are just the frontier administration,or frontier management and governance.As a special subject to research the frontier political affairs,three signs for the birth of frontier politics are the publish of An Introduction to Political Affairs of Border Area by Wu Wenzao,the establishment of the association of frontier political affairs and the launch of Frontier Affairs respectively.

  11. Lafargue de Grangeneuve Loïc, Politique du hip-hop. Action publique et cultures urbaines

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    Emmanuel Négrier

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available L’ouvrage de Loïc Lafargue de Grangeneuve s’inscrit dans une recherche amorcée dans le cadre de sa thèse, qui portait sur les processus d’institutionnalisation des cultures urbaines dans le champ des politiques culturelles. Son travail est centré sur l’interaction entre, d’une part, les représentants de la culture hip-hop (rap, slam, danse hip-hop, graffiti… et d’autre part les institutions publiques : directions régionales des affaires culturelles (DRAC, responsables de la politique de la ...

  12. 劝学所与近代新式小学堂的发展%The Institutes of Learning Affairs and the Development of New Modern Primary Schools

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    刘福森; 王芳; 田洁

    2014-01-01

    劝学所作为县级教育行政机构,发展近代小学教育是其主要职责。劝学所及其劝学员发动群众捐款、集资办学,创办了大批近代新式小学堂,并从师资、教材等各方面进行管理。劝学所发展近代小学教育的得失,对于当今义务教育的发展具有借鉴意义。%The Institutes of Learning Affairs were county-leveled administrative institutions of education, whose main duty was the development of modern primary school education. By mobilizing the masses to donate money, the Institutes of Learning Affairs collected money and established a large number of new modern primary schools and managed them in the aspects of teachers as well as teaching materials. Their gains and loses is of great referential significance for the development of today’s compulsory education.

  13. The effect of intellectual capital on organizational commitment: A case study of the ministry of economic affairs and finance of Kermanshah province

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This study was an attempt to investigate the effect of intellectual capital on organizational commitment of the staff of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance of Kermanshah province, Iran. The statistical population of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance of Kermanshah was 140 people. Using Morgan Table, a sample of 103 personnel was randomly selected from the population. For gathering data, two researcher-made questionnaires of intellectual capital and organizational commitment were used. The validity of the questionnaires was proved by the favorable opinion of the advisor of the research, and the reliability of the questionnaires was tested using Cronbach’s alpha (α. The estimated values of alpha for the questionnaires of intellectual capital and organizational commitment were 0.969 and 0.935, respectively which clearly demonstrated the reliability of the questionnaires. Also the data were analyzed using statistical software of SPSS 15.0 and LISREL. The results of the study demonstrated that there was a significant and positive relationship between intellectual capital and its components (i.e., human capital, structural capital, and customer capital and organizational commitment.

  14. 抗战时期湖南茶业管理处略考%On Hunan Administration of Tea Affairs during the Period of Chinese Anti-Japanese War:Textual Research

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    余志君; 张黎

    2011-01-01

    抗战爆发后,国民政府实行战时统制经济政策,设立统制机关,推行统制经济措施。湖南茶业管理处即是对茶叶实行统制经济政策的产物。它的设立有着深刻的历史背景。在茶业管理处成立后,采取了一系列统制经济措施,如调查茶业经济,摸清茶业状况,划分管理区域,推进茶业贷款,组织茶叶贸易,促进茶叶外销等等,尽管这一机构仅存在3年多时间,但对促进抗战时期湖南地方茶业发展起了相当大的作用。%After the breakout of Chinese Anti-Japanese War,national government drawn up a policy of controlled economy at war and established a controlling organization to implement the policy.The Hunan administration of tea affairs whose setting up had a profound historical background was a product of the implementation of controlled economy.After its foundation,Hunan administration of tea affairs had taken a series of controlled economic measures,such as survey of tea affairs,finding out the situation of tea affairs,division of management areas,promoting tea affairs loans,trade and the export of tea,etc.Despite only 3 years of this body's existence,it had played a significant role in the stimulation to the development of local tea affairs in Hunan during the Anti-Japanese War.

  15. Activité féminine et structures familiales. Quelle dépendance ?

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    Jacques Véron

    1988-01-01

    Véron Jacques.? Women's Employment and Family Structure. What are the Relationships ? Studies of women's labour force participation rates by family status and of the lower fertility of employed women, as well as a recognition that the sharply rising number of employed women has been accompanied by changes in family structure, suggest that there is a casual relationship between women's labour market behaviour and their attitudes to marriage and the family. However, this conclusion can be shown...

  16. L'agriculture familiale et ses réappropriations locales par le mouvement paysan colombien

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    Mathilde Allain; Alice Beuf

    2014-01-01

    This article aims at analyzing the local appropriation mechanisms of the international concept of family farming based on the claims of the Colombian peasant movement and two farmers’ organizations in particular. Behind the conflict around the meaning of the concept, there is a real sociopolitical conflict through which the Colombian peasant movement has attempted to politicize family farming to position its claims at the national level. Beyond an agronomic and technical vision of rural devel...

  17. Stratégies familiales et construction des milieux en Soule

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    De Bortoli, Dolorès; Cunchinabe, Dominique; Hautefeuille, Florent; Heiniger-Casteret, Patricia; Lavergne, Marie-Paule; Palu, Pascal

    2008-01-01

    La dimension structurante du système " maison ", contribue à la définition des formes de transmission rendant possible le maintien des exploitations d'une génération à l'autre, marque le paysage rural et détermine son évolution. Ce travail resitue dans le temps le paysage agraire les usages de la terre, et l'organisation de l'espace à l'aide de censiers, cadastre napoléonien, cadastre actuel et photos aériennes.

  18. Approche à l’égard des nouveaux anticoagulants oraux en pratique familiale

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    Douketis, James; Bell, Alan David; Eikelboom, John; Liew, Aaron

    2014-01-01

    Résumé Objectif Comparer les caractéristiques principales des nouveaux anticoagulants oraux (NACO), soit le dabigatran, le rivaroxaban et l’apixaban, et répondre aux questions qui font surface lors de la comparaison de ces agents. Qualité des données Une recherche dans PubMed a été effectuée afin de relever les études cliniques récentes (de janvier 2008 à la semaine 32 de 2013) portant sur l’emploi des NACO pour la prévention des AVC dans les cas de fibrillation auriculaire (FA) et pour le traitement de la thromboembolie veineuse aiguë. Message principal Selon 3 essais d’envergure, tous les NACO sont au moins aussi efficaces que la warfarine dans la prévention des AVC chez les patients atteints d’une FA non valvulaire, et au moins aussi sûrs pour ce qui est du risque de saignement. Des méta-analyses de ces essais ont montré que, comparativement au traitement par la warfarine, les NACO avaient réduit la mortalité totale, la mortalité d’origine cardiovasculaire et les saignements intracrâniens, et était aussi ressortie une tendance vers la réduction des saignements généraux. Du côté pratique, les avantages des NACO par rapport à la warfarine sont : posologie orale fixe uniquotidienne ou biquotidienne sans devoir surveiller la coagulation et peu d’interactions connues ou définies avec d’autres médicaments ou des aliments. Les désavantages potentiels des NACO sont notamment un risque de saignement qui serait accru chez les patients de plus de 75 ans, une hausse des saignements gastro-intestinaux majeurs avec des doses élevées de dabigatran, une hausse des cas de dyspepsie avec le dabigatran, l’absence d’un test de laboratoire de routine visant à mesurer de façon fiable l’effet anticoagulant et l’absence d’antidote pour renverser l’effet anticoagulant. Aucun essai randomisé contrôlé n’a effectué de comparaison directe des NACO, et le choix d’un NACO est influencé par les caractéristiques individuelles des patients, y compris le risque d’AVC ou de thromboembolie veineuse, le risque de saignement et les comorbidités (p. ex. dysfonctionnement rénal). Conclusion Les NACO sont des solutions de rechange importantes dans la prise en charge des patients atteints de FA et de thromboembolie veineuse, surtout chez les patients pour qui la surveillance régulière de la coagulation est problématique. La 2e partie de cet article traite des différentes éventualités pouvant survenir durant le suivi clinique et la prise en charge prolongés des patients prenant des NACO.

  19. Differenzielle Einflüsse schulischer Umwelten und familialer Praxen auf die Leseleistung und soziale Kompetenz

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    Szczesny, Markus

    2013-01-01

    The present study examines the influences of family circumstances and school environments on educational achievement and social skills. Two fundamental questions were analyzed: (1) Do family cultural and social practices explain the connection of (social) origin and educational success? (2) What is the role of school type regarding the influence of family practices on educational achievement? On the theoretical basis of Bourdieu’s theory of capital and Bronfenbrenner’s bio-ecologi...

  20. Comprendre la maltraitance des aînés en pratique familiale

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    Yaffe, Mark J.; Tazkarji, Bachir

    2012-01-01

    Résumé Objectif Présenter ce qui constitue la maltraitance des aînés, ce dont les médecins de famille devraient être au courant, les signes et les symptômes laissant présager de mauvais traitements chez des adultes plus âgés, comment l’outil Elder Abuse Suspicion Index peut aider à détecter la maltraitance et les options qui existent pour réagir en cas de soupçons de maltraitance. Sources des données On a fait une recension dans MEDLINE, PsycINFO et Social Work Abstracts pour trouver des publications en français ou en anglais, de 1970 à 2011, à l’aide des expressions elder abuse, elder neglect, elder mistreatment, seniors, older adults, violence, identification, detection tools et signs and symptoms. Les publications pertinentes ont fait l’objet d’un examen. Message principal La maltraitance des aînés est une cause importante de morbidité et de mortalité chez les adultes plus âgés. Si les médecins de famille sont bien placés pour détecter des mauvais traitements infligés aux aînés, leurs taux réels de signalement de cas de maltraitance sont plus faibles que dans d’autres professions. Cette situation pourrait s’améliorer s’ils comprenaient mieux les genres d’agissements qui constituent de la maltraitance des aînés, ainsi que les signes et les symptômes observés au bureau qui pourraient pointer vers des cas de mauvais traitements. La détection de tels cas pourrait être facilitée par le recours à un court outil validé, comme l’Elder Abuse Suspicion Index. Conclusion Les médecins de famille peuvent jouer un rôle plus important dans la détection d’une éventuelle maltraitance des aînés. Une fois qu’on soupçonne de mauvais traitements, il existe dans la plupart des communautés des services sociaux ou des forces de l’ordre accessibles pour effectuer des évaluations plus approfondies et intervenir.

  1. Familiale Erziehung und Gewalterfahrungen : Hintergründe und Folgen der Viktimisierung

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    Mansel, Jürgen

    2001-01-01

    "Prozesse der familialen Sozialisation und die von den Eltern präferierten Erziehungsverhaltensweisen sind nicht nur ein gewichtiger Hintergrund der Gewalttätigkeit der Jugendlichen, sondern sie stehen auch in einem engen Zusammenhang mit der Häufigkeit der Opfererfahrungen von jungen Menschen. Jugendliche, deren Eltern im Alltag ein rigides Sanktionsverhalten praktizieren, werden auch überproportional häufig von den Gleichaltrigen geschlagen und verprügelt. Auf der Basis einer Befragung von ...

  2. L'enfant et l'ordinateur : pratiques familiales et attentes scolaires

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    Giannoula, Efthalia

    2000-01-01

    Mémoire pour le Diplôme d'études approfondies en sciences de l'éducation, Université Paris V - René Descartes / ss. la dir. de BARON, Georges-Louis Est-ce qu'en considérant la place centrale que les nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication, dont l'ordinateur est aujourd'hui le symbole, occupent dans les différents champs des activités humaines, pourrait-on dire que l'odinateur est appelé à tenir un rôle aussi important dans le champ de l'éducation ?

  3. Les enfants mendiants à Antananarivo : quelles logiques familiales sont à l'œuvre ?

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    Jérôme Ballet; Augendra BHUKUTH; Felana Rakotonirinjanahary; Miantra Rakotonirinjanahary

    2010-01-01

    Child beggars form a specific category of child workers. They are generally associated with street-living children, as defined by Unicef. Analysis of begging thus generally focuses on children’s survival strategies. Using data from an exploratory survey conducted in Antananarivo in autumn 2009, this research paper shows that in the Madagascan capital, the vast majority of child beggars are in fact exploited by their family and do not live on the streets. It proposes a typology of child beggar...

  4. Opinion presented on behalf of the Foreign Affairs Commission on the Finance bill for 2011 (n. 2824), volume 5 Ecology, Sustainable Development and Land Planning

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    This report first gives an overview of the action of the French diplomacy for the protection of the environment. It comments the participation to international and European negotiations, evokes the negotiations within the Union for the Mediterranean, and outlines the quality of the French administrative arrangement (relationship between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Ecology, increasing importance of a network of correspondents, support to NGOs, and role of the ADEME). Then, the author reports the ongoing works of the European Union on energy and climate (carbon tax, carbon emission reductions, cooperation with Russia, challenges of energy efficiency improvement in Russia) and comments what comes next the Copenhagen Conference. In the last part, the author highlights the forthcoming challenges which may lead either to success or failure: the Nagoya Conference and the issue of biodiversity management in high seas

  5. L’affaire du voile en Belgique : la vision médiatique de la femme arabo-musulmane réduite à son voile

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    Luceno Moreno, Marta

    2012-01-01

    Cela fait maintenant plus de 20 ans que l’affaire du voile a éclaté en Belgique pour la première fois, contaminée par le débat public ouvert en France après l’exclusion du lycée de Creil de trois jeunes qui portaient le hijab. Comme en France, depuis 1989 la question du hijab apparaît et disparaît de la scène médiatique belge par intermittence. À la différence de la France, qui en 2004 se penche sur la question afin de trouver une solution juridique fermant définitivement la controverse, la q...

  6. On the Personal Characteristics of Foreign Affairs Officers of Armed Police%浅谈军队外事警卫干部的人格特征

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    2011-01-01

    One of the significant constructions of military ideological work is to develop the healthy personalities of foreign affairs officer of armed police which means the recognition and the development of these qualities. This paper explains these qualities and suggests some ways to develop these qualities.%对外事警卫干部应如何塑造健康人格进行研究是军队思想政治建设的一项重要任务,它体现了对警卫干部自身品质的认知和开发。立足人格基本理论及实际工作情况,对外事警卫干部人格特征作归纳和阐述,并就拓宽其人格塑造的渠道进行了展望。

  7. The announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic on acceptance of the Basel Convention on the Control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes

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    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic (as well as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depository, of 6 May 1998) communicates the following: at the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, held in Kuching, Malaysia, from 23 to 27 February 1998, the Parties proposed an amendment to Annex I and adopted two new Annexes (VIII and IX) to the Basel Convention on the Control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal. The texts of the amendment and the Annexes are transmitted herewith. The changes in the Annex I and Annexes VIII and IX for the Slovak Republic shall into effect on 6 November 1998. The thorium scrap and rare earth scrap are included into the Annex IX, List B

  8. LEGAL CONFLUENCES IN COMPANY MATTER. DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS – THE COUNCIL'S REGULATION NO. 1435/2003 REGARDING THE EUROPEAN COOPERATIVE COMPANY STATUTE

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    ANCA POPESCU-CRUCERU

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Within the international affair, the role of the actors varies, while the forms of access to internal markets of the emergent states tend to structure under different forms.Among these, in the European normative context, one can refer to an opportunity for business development, form of investment for the cooperative, which legal nature wears a series of particularities unlike the accepted traditional legal nature of the company. In this context, it is imposed the comparative analysis of the traditional company forms and those of the cooperative, with the European legal system conferred by the Council' Regulation no. 1435/2003, under the circumstances of the normative alterations comprised in common law, the Romanian New Civil Code.

  9. Performance of a Natural Language Processing (NLP) Tool to Extract Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) Reports from Structured and Semistructured Veteran Affairs (VA) Data

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    Sauer, Brian C.; Jones, Barbara E.; Globe, Gary; Leng, Jianwei; Lu, Chao-Chin; He, Tao; Teng, Chia-Chen; Sullivan, Patrick; Zeng, Qing

    2016-01-01

    Introduction/Objective: Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are objective estimates of lung function, but are not reliably stored within the Veteran Health Affairs data systems as structured data. The aim of this study was to validate the natural language processing (NLP) tool we developed—which extracts spirometric values and responses to bronchodilator administration—against expert review, and to estimate the number of additional spirometric tests identified beyond the structured data. Methods: All patients at seven Veteran Affairs Medical Centers with a diagnostic code for asthma Jan 1, 2006–Dec 31, 2012 were included. Evidence of spirometry with a bronchodilator challenge (BDC) was extracted from structured data as well as clinical documents. NLP’s performance was compared against a human reference standard using a random sample of 1,001 documents. Results: In the validation set NLP demonstrated a precision of 98.9 percent (95 percent confidence intervals (CI): 93.9 percent, 99.7 percent), recall of 97.8 percent (95 percent CI: 92.2 percent, 99.7 percent), and an F-measure of 98.3 percent for the forced vital capacity pre- and post pairs and precision of 100 percent (95 percent CI: 96.6 percent, 100 percent), recall of 100 percent (95 percent CI: 96.6 percent, 100 percent), and an F-measure of 100 percent for the forced expiratory volume in one second pre- and post pairs for bronchodilator administration. Application of the NLP increased the proportion identified with complete bronchodilator challenge by 25 percent. Discussion/Conclusion: This technology can improve identification of PFTs for epidemiologic research. Caution must be taken in assuming that a single domain of clinical data can completely capture the scope of a disease, treatment, or clinical test. PMID:27376095

  10. “It’s Only a Pastime, Really”: Young People’s Experiences of Social Media as a Source of News about Public Affairs

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    Malin Sveningsson

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Western democracies have seen a decreased participation in activities traditionally associated with political participation. One aspect of participating politically is to keep up-to-date with what happens in society, for example, by following the news. Here, youth have been found to be less active than older generations. The decline in young people’s consumption of news media does not necessarily mean that they are disinterested in news or politics; they may get their information from other sources, for example, social media. Using a qualitative multi-method approach, this article investigates how young people who are interested in civic and political issues, and who regularly access news from various sources, experience and understand, specifically, Facebook and Twitter as sources of news about public affairs. The participants appreciated the immediateness of social media news, and felt that it could provide insights into new perspectives and make news stories feel more relevant. However, it was also experienced as one-sided, fragmented, and subjective, giving a biased, or even false, image of what happens in society. The consumption of news was strongly related to the idea of being a “good” citizen. However, since the participants did not regard social media news as “real news,” their image of themselves as citizens suffered. If young people in general resemble our participants in this respect, research that asks about their news consumption runs a risk of getting answers that underestimate it, thus reinforcing the idea that young people are less interested and informed about public affairs than is actually the case.

  11. 浅谈职代会如何推行厂务公开%On How Workers’ Congress Works for Making Public the Affairs of Enterprise

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    2012-01-01

    Workers’ congress is the basic form that helps the enterprise carry out democratic management and the organization that helps employees perform their rights for democratic management.The contents the enterprise makes public focuses on the major issue related to enterprise growth,hot topics the masses concern and the matters that affect employees immediate interests.How to carry out publicity of enterprise affairs with the help of workers’ congress,encourage employees to participate in the administration and discussion of enterprise affairs is inevitable demand for giving the priority to workers’ congress system in new times,and also an effective working method.All this requires perfecting the authority of workers’ congress,improving its working quality and intensifying its responsibility.%职代会是企业实行民主管理的基本形式,是职工行使民主管理权力的机构。企业厂务公开所涉及的内容主要是以关系企业发展的重大问题和群众普遍关心的热点问题以及关系到职工切身利益的问题为重点。如何通过职代会,实行厂务公开、民主评议、平等协商,让职工参政议政,是新时代发挥职代会制度优势的必然要求,也是一种行之有效的工作方法。推行厂务公开就必须健全职代会职权,提高职代会工作质量,强化职代会职责。

  12. Indian Child Welfare Act. Hearing on Oversight Hearings on the Indian Child Welfare Act, before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs. United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, First Session (November 10, 1987).

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    This Senate hearing produced testimony on how the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) has been administered by government agencies and the courts. Three members of the Select Committee on Indian Affairs presented background information on the act's intent to confirm the tribe as the primary authority in matters involving an Indian child's…

  13. Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Standing Committee on External Affairs and International Trade Respecting: Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), consideration of nuclear dumping and testing in the Russian Arctic

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    The Standing Committee on External Affairs and International Trade met to consider the nuclear dumping and testing in the Russian Arctic. Canada is concerned about the environmental effects of the radioactive waste to the marine environment. The safe dismantlement of nuclear weapons or reactors is of major concern

  14. The Prospects for Unemployment and Inflation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.

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    This report of a hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives provides information on unemployment and prospects for employment. The report focuses on the role of the Federal Reserve and actions the administration and Congress must take to bring down…

  15. The Influence of a Series of Workshops Related to Citizen Participation in Civic Affairs on Anomia, Life Satisfaction, & Locus of Control Among the Aged Population in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.

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    The effect of participation in a series of workshops about citizen involvement in civic affairs on locus of control, life satisfaction and anomia among the aged population in the Piedmont region of North Carolina was investigated, as well as the extent to which certain personal and situational characteristics of respondents were associated with…

  16. Study on Building of New Governmental Affairs Website for Liaoning Provincial Water Resources Department%辽宁省水利厅新政务网站建设研究

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    2013-01-01

    从我国政府网站发展现状出发,对辽宁省水利原政务网站情况进行分析、查找问题,在新网站建设过程中,坚持“以用户为中心,服务为导向”的原则,通过提高政务网站建设的重要性认识,进行合理规划,增强“政务公开、网上服务、公众互动”3大功能建设,加强信息安全建设,逐渐将辽宁省水利厅新政务网站建设成安全稳定的“服务型网站”,达到辽宁省水利厅政务公开、服务大众的工作要求。%Starting from the governmental website development present situation in our country, the article analyzes and looks for the problems of Liaoning provincial water resources governmental affairs website. In the progress of new website construction, through deepening the understandings of the importance of governmental affairs websites buildings and going ahead reasonable planning, three functions that are to publish the governmental affairs, to provide the governmental service through websites, and to interact with publics, have been strengthened on the basis of“taking users as the center, providing services as the guidance”. To strengthen the construction of information security, the governmental affairs website of Liaoning provincial water resources department is built into“Services Website”in safety and stabilization. It meets the work requirement of making governmental affairs public and providing the services to the public of Liaoning.

  17. L'hybridation esthetique et culturelle dans le cinema mexicain contemporain : : Approches intermediale et interculturelle

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    2011-01-01

    Félicitations du jury. Le cinéma mexicain contemporain se situe dans un entre-deux, tant d’un point de vue géographique, qu’esthétique et culturel. En son sein se jouent des tensions, des formes de négociation avec le cinéma hollywoodien d’aujourd’hui mais aussi avec d’autres cinématographies et d’autres formes artistiques. L’objectif de cette recherche est d’appréhender la tension qui anime toute image métisse, et qui s’exprime de manière particulière dans l’histoire et la culture de l’im...

  18. DU JEU VIDÉO AU SERIOUS GAME : Approches culturelle, pragmatique et formelle

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    Alvarez, Julian

    2007-01-01

    This thesis is situated on the border of the Computer Science and the Social Sciences. It concerns the conception of Serious Games and their use within the context of targeted learning. By a Serious Game we mean a computer application, whose initial intention is to combine coherently the serious aspects (Serious) in a neither exhaustive nor exclusive manner, with instruction, learning, communication or further on information, assorted with the playing aspect of Video Games (Game). A Serious G...

  19. La femme et le développement au Maghreb: une approche socio-culturelle

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    B. Hachlouf

    1991-01-01

    Full Text Available The voider-development problem of the Third World can not exclusively be attributed to economic backlogging, political crises or supernatural events. The perseverance of old ancestral values, cultural, social and psychological, still remain obstructions to any social evolution in a country.The woman's role in society in these countries, is restricted to house-keeping and the bearing of children. A situation which weighs heavy on their economies. This article will shed light on the essential elements which hinder active woman participation in development of their economies, in particular in the Maghrebcountries.Discussed is their personal status, women's position in education and in the work-force.

  20. Monolinguisme anglais et diversité culturelle, une illustration des lois des marchés.

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    Jean-Pierre Chevalier

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available "On English as a vehicle to preserve geographical diversity", tel est le point de vue d'Andrès Rodriguez-Pose, publie en position éditoriale dans le n°1/2004 de Progress in Human Geography. Il s'agit d'une réponse à Maria Dolors Garcia-Ramon. Celle ci dans un article intitulé "Are international journals of geography really international ?" (n°1/2003, exprimait dans cette même revue les difficultés des chercheurs non anglophones confrontés à l’hégémonie de la géographie anglo-américaine, la l...