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  1. Jubileum Ilony Janyškové (* 14. 11. 1954)

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    Villnow Komárková, Jana

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 62, č. 2 (2014), s. 93-102 ISSN 1803-7410 Institutional support: RVO:68378092 Keywords : Ilona Janyšková * bibliography Subject RIV: AI - Linguistics http://hdl.handle.net/11222.digilib/130147

  2. JANIS: NEA JAva-based Nuclear Data Information System

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    Soppera Nicolas

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available JANIS (JAva-based Nuclear Data Information System software is developed by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA Data Bank to facilitate the visualization and manipulation of nuclear data, giving access to evaluated nuclear data libraries, such as ENDF, JEFF, JENDL, TENDL etc., and also to experimental nuclear data (EXFOR and bibliographical references (CINDA. It is available as a standalone Java program, downloadable and distributed on DVD and also a web application available on the NEA website. One of the main new features in JANIS is the scripting capability via command line, which notably automatizes plots generation and permits automatically extracting data from the JANIS database. Recent NEA software developments rely on these JANIS features to access nuclear data, for example the Nuclear Data Sensitivity Tool (NDaST makes use of covariance data in BOXER and COVERX formats, which are retrieved from the JANIS database. New features added in this version of the JANIS software are described along this paper with some examples.

  3. JANIS: NEA JAva-based Nuclear Data Information System

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    Soppera, Nicolas; Bossant, Manuel; Cabellos, Oscar; Dupont, Emmeric; Díez, Carlos J.

    2017-09-01

    JANIS (JAva-based Nuclear Data Information System) software is developed by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Data Bank to facilitate the visualization and manipulation of nuclear data, giving access to evaluated nuclear data libraries, such as ENDF, JEFF, JENDL, TENDL etc., and also to experimental nuclear data (EXFOR) and bibliographical references (CINDA). It is available as a standalone Java program, downloadable and distributed on DVD and also a web application available on the NEA website. One of the main new features in JANIS is the scripting capability via command line, which notably automatizes plots generation and permits automatically extracting data from the JANIS database. Recent NEA software developments rely on these JANIS features to access nuclear data, for example the Nuclear Data Sensitivity Tool (NDaST) makes use of covariance data in BOXER and COVERX formats, which are retrieved from the JANIS database. New features added in this version of the JANIS software are described along this paper with some examples.

  4. Deconstructing Stereotypes : Ed Bullins' the Taking of Miss Janie = Ed Bullins'in

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    Çiğdem Pala MULL

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available African-American playwright Ed Bullins is one of the most significant figures to emerge from the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. His 1975 play The Taking of Miss Janie is a dramatic portrait of the specific events and ideas that created the 1960s, and their impact on the individual consciousnesses of the characters. The play brings into the foreground many issues related to race and ethnicity in America. Even though the general tone of The Taking of Miss Janie is one of violence and gloom, this reading focuses on those moments where love and human affection outshine the sense of destruction predominant in the play.

  5. Onderzoeker en bijzonder hoogleraar: Jany Rademakers. "Patient is zo actief nog niet"

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    Reinink, M.

    2016-01-01

    Jany Rademakers, onderzoeker van het NIVEL en bijzonder hoogleraar Gezondheids- vaardigheden en patiëntparticipatie, stelt dat veel patiënten geen actieve rol kunnen, willen of durven spelen bij het zorgproces. “Zorgverleners moeten hen bij de hand nemen.”

  6. JANIS-2: An Improved Version of the NEA Java-based Nuclear Data Information System

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    Soppera, N.; Henriksson, H.; Nagel, P.; Nouri, A.; Dupont, E.

    2005-01-01

    JANIS (JAva-based Nuclear Information Software) is a display program designed to facilitate the visualisation and manipulation of nuclear data. Its objective is to allow the user of nuclear data to access numerical and graphical representations without prior knowledge of the storage format. It offers maximum flexibility for the comparison of different nuclear data sets. Features included in the latest release are described such as direct access to centralised databases through JAVA Servlet technology

  7. Revision of Aspergillus section Flavipedes: seven new species and proposal of section Jani sect. nov.

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    Hubka, Vit; Nováková, Alena; Kolařík, Miroslav; Jurjević, Željko; Peterson, Stephen W

    2015-01-01

    Aspergillus section Flavipedes contains species found worldwide in soils and rhizospheres, indoor and cave environments, as endophytes, food contaminants and occasionally as human pathogens. They produce many extensively studied bioactive secondary metabolites and biotechnologically relevant enzymes. The taxa were revised based on phylogenetic analysis of sequences from four loci (β-tubulin, calmodulin, RPB2, ITS rDNA), two PCR fingerprinting methods, micro- and macromorphology and physiology. Section Flavipedes includes three known and seven new species: A. ardalensis, A. frequens, A. luppii, A. mangaliensis, A. movilensis, A. polyporicola and A. spelaeus. The name A. neoflavipes was proposed for Fennellia flavipes a distinct species from its supposed asexual state A. flavipes. Aspergillus iizukae, A. frequens and A. mangaliensis are the most common and widely distributed species, whereas A. flavipes s. str. is rare. A dichotomous key based on the combination of morphology and physiology is provided for all recognized species. Aspergillus section Jani is established to contain A. janus and A. brevijanus, species previously classified as members of sect. Versicolores, Terrei or Flavipedes. This new section is strongly supported by phylogenetic data and morphology. Section Jani species produce three types of conidiophores and conidia, and colonies have green and white sectors making them distinctive. Accessory conidia found in pathogenic A. terreus were found in all members of sects. Flavipedes and Jani. Our data indicated that A. frequens is a clinically relevant and produces accessory conidia during infection. © 2015 by The Mycological Society of America.

  8. JANIS 4: An Improved Version of the NEA Java-based Nuclear Data Information System

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    Soppera, N.; Bossant, M.; Dupont, E.

    2014-01-01

    JANIS is software developed to facilitate the visualization and manipulation of nuclear data, giving access to evaluated data libraries, and to the EXFOR and CINDA databases. It is stand-alone Java software, downloadable from the web and distributed on DVD. Used offline, the system also makes use of an internet connection to access the NEA Data Bank database. It is now also offered as a full web application, only requiring a browser. The features added in the latest version of the software and this new web interface are described

  9. Defining interdisciplinarity and indentifying Research directions in Jani Christou’s Strychnine lady

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    Maria Yerosimou

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Jani Christou was a major Greek composer, whose unusual, yet promising career was brought to an end after his untimely death in 1970 at the age of 44. His challenging and speculative output has intrigued generation of young music scholars; however, J. Christou’s work remains imperfectly and only patchily known and understood, especially outside Greece. This is partly because of the interdisciplinary nature of his late works which reduces the possibility of potential researchers who will academically establish J. Christou’s distinguished output. The aim of the present paper is to present and analyse parts of Strychnine Lady, a work composed in 1967 in order to propose research directions in an effort to confirm J. Christou’s posthumous reputation.

  10. Tradittonal heritage of the Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija in the prose of Janićije Popović

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    Pitulić Valentina D.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In his prose works, Janićije Popović presented the ethno-psychological heritage of the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija under the Turkish rule. The author, born in Gračanica, was educated in Bitolj, where his teacher, Milan Gajić, was the first to notice his talent for writing. He recorded the social and historical situation in the Old Serbia, under the Turkish rule. His prose works cover the period between 1812 and 1912. In view of the constant Turkish oppression of the Serbian population in this territory and the so-called 'rayah mentality' which, according to Jovan Cvijić, was formed in these peculiar living conditions, the paper is concerned with the forms of the traditional heritage preserving the archetypal patterns of the ancestors. The writings of Janićije Popović depict the customs of the people from Kosovo, particularly the weddings, Family Saint's Day, folk gatherings, as well as architecture, style of clothing and other forms of everyday life. Janićije Popović provided valuable information on the life of the Serbs under the Turkish rule on the eve of the Balkan wars. The importance of the traditional heritage for preservation of the identity is particularly seen in the forms of collective consciousness which are the subject of our study.

  11. Application of the Akinfiev-Diamond equation of state to neutral hydroxides of metalloids (B(OH)3, Si(OH)4, As(OH)3) at infinite dilution in water over a wide range of the state parameters, including steam conditions

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    Akinfiev, Nikolay N.; Plyasunov, Andrey V.

    2014-02-01

    The Akinfiev and Diamond (2003) equation of state (EoS) for aqueous nonelectrolytes was employed to describe hydroxides of metalloids (B(OH)3, Si(OH)4, As(OH)3) over a wide temperature and pressure ranges, including steam conditions. The EoS is based on the accurate knowledge of solvent (H2O) properties and requires only three empirical parameters to be fitted to experimental data, and these are independent of temperature and pressure. For nonvolatile components thermodynamic properties of species in the ideal gas state were evaluated using quantum chemical computations. The proposed approach has been tested to predict the whole set of thermodynamic properties of solutes (the chemical potential, entropy, molar volume, and molar heat capacity) over a wide range of temperatures (273-1200 K) and pressures (0.1-1000 MPa), including the near-critical region and both low and high density regions of the solvent. Thus it can be used for modeling various geochemical processes over a whole range of solvent densities, including processes in boiling fluids and a vapor phase as well. solubility data in a low density aqueous fluid (ρ1∗ 1 mol kg-1) where polymerization effects may take place (Newton and Manning, 2003); the rest of data, containing the majority of quartz solubility points at 293-1273 K, 0.1-1000 MPa. Only the 3rd part of experimental quartz solubility data has been used in the fitting procedure. Thermodynamic properties of Si(OH)4 in the ideal gas state were recently determined by the analysis of the relevant experimental data in Plyasunov (2011b). The temperature dependence of heat capacity of the molecule was adopted from comprehensive study of Rutz and Bockhorn (2005)where DFT calculations at different levels of theory including CBS-QBS and G3MP2 methods, as well as corrections for hindered rotations and scaling for vibration frequencies were employed. The adopted Cpo (T = 300-1500 K) values for gaseous Si(OH)4 were approximated by a function and used in the

  12. La significación simbólica de los personajes en El Amante de Janis Joplin

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    Ricardo Antonio Yáñez Félix

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Dentro de la vasta producción literaria de Élmer Mendoza Valenzuela encontra - mos una novela titulada El Amante de Janis Joplin , en la cual se conjugan los aspec - tos temáticos y formales inscritos en sus textos que expresan la realidad del México contemporáneo, como son los campos del crimen organizado, el deporte, el mundo artístico y el político; que desdoblados en formaciones discursivas tratan el proble - ma de la identidad nacional, teniendo como interdiscurso un objeto cultural inscri - to en el mundo del narcotráfico. Así, lo que pretende esta reflexión es enriquecer el análisis y la interpretación de la novela en comento, al dar cuenta de la significación simbólica representada en la historia de la narración y en sus personajes lo que nos pone en disposición de analizar los formantes del discurso de la novela. De esta forma, sostenemos que la estructura profunda del texto no solo habría de buscarse en su composición estructural y estilística, sino también en la respuesta que ofrece su representación simbólica a una serie de preocupaciones de orden antropológico, lo que da cuenta del sentido mítico-narrativo de la novela, lo cual nos advierte ya sobre el valor estético del texto en cuestión a partir de los elementos que integran su hermeneusis simbólica.

  13. No more autodidacts? / Janis Vanags

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    Vanags, Jānis, 1958-

    2005-01-01

    Läti CV-Online'i kommunikatsiooni ja turunduse juhi arvates peavad marketingi, ärijuhtimise ning kommunikatsiooni alale tööle pürgijad kindlasti omama vastavat akadeemilist väljaõpet. Teiseks määravaks faktoriks kandidaatidele on kliendikesksus

  14. Outsourcing is the Solution / Janis Berzins

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    Berzins, Janis

    2011-01-01

    Autor leiab, et Läti poliitikute arusaam neoliberalismist on vale ja et Läti on nõrk riik, kuna ei suuda enam ise majandust ja julgeolekut kontrollida. Autor toob näiteid ja märgib, et riik võiks ka haldusjuhtimise ja juriidilise poolega seotud teenused Rootsi, Saksamaa või EL-i käest sisse osta

  15. Pharyngoesophagel (Zenker's) diverticulum: Case report | Jani ...

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    Pharyngoesophageal pulsion diverticulum is the most common of all oesophageal diverticuli and is characterised by dysphagia, regurgitation, gurgling sounds in the neck and aspiration. This is a report of an 80-year old female who presented with progressive dysphagia, weight loss and recurrent bouts of pneumonitis.

  16. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome: case report | Jani | East ...

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    East African Medical Journal. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 80, No 6 (2003) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register · Download this PDF file. The PDF file you selected should ...

  17. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome: case report | Jani | East ...

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    Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS) is caused by trapping of the third part of the duodenum between Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA) and aorta as result of narrowing of the angle between the two vessels due to acute loss of mesenteric fat which is secondary to rapid weight loss. A fifteen year old caucasian ...

  18. Latvia and the Potyomkin Villages' Paradox / Janis Berzins

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    Berzins, Janis

    2011-01-01

    Läti probleem seisneb selles, et poliitikud ja riigiametnikud ei puutu reaalse eluga kokku. Autor ei usu peaminister Valdis Dombrovskise väidet, et Läti täidab Maastrichti kriteeriumid 2012. aastal, kuna inflatsioon on kontrolli all, majanduse struktuur on muutunud ja eksport on edasiviiv jõud

  19. Endoscopic variceal band ligation: a local experience | Jani | East ...

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    Objective: To evaluate the results of endoscopic variceal band ligation (EVBL) in the local set-up. Design: Retrospective analysis of data of all patients who had EVBL. Setting: Patients having EVBL at the office endoscopy suite. The Nairobi Hospital, the Aga Khan Hospital and M.P Shah Hospital. Methods: The varices were ...

  20. Blood Transfusion in Surgery in Africa | Jani | East and Central ...

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    Many changes have occurred in transfusion practices in Africa and in Western countries since this topic was first reviewed in 2005. Blood transfusion remains a key component in the resuscitation of surgical patients suffering, whether from operative losses, trauma, GI bleeding, or obstetrics. Nothing has replaced the ...

  1. "Meaning" and "context" in the language of architecture / Janis Taurens

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    Taurens, Janis

    2008-01-01

    Arhitektuuri tähenduse filosoofilisest interpretatsioonist, keelefilosoofia teooriate rakendamisest arhitektuuri kui keele mudelil, arhitektuurisemantikast, arhitektuuriteooria analüüsist keelefilosoofia vahenditega

  2. Neo-liberal populism and the state. Who is really rational? / Janis Berzins

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    Berzins, Janis

    2011-01-01

    Autor leiab, et Rahvapartei valitsuse ajal on Läti majandus kasvanud, kuid ei ole arenenud. Samuti arvab ta, et ei saa öelda, et majanduskriisis on süüdi ainult erasektor, nagu seda väidab viimaseid parlamendivalimisi võitnud Rahvapartei

  3. Privatization in Latvia : Drawing to a Close / Janis Pocs, Ugis Poes

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    Pocs, Janis

    2000-01-01

    Erastamine Lätis: eesmärgid, protsess ja järeldused. Diagrammid: era- ja riigisektor; tööhõive era- ja riigisektoris; ettevõtete erastamine erinevates valdkondades nii era- kui riigisektoris; korterite erastamine; maa erastamine

  4. Revision of Aspergillus section Flavipedes: seven new species and proposal of section Jani sect. nov

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    Hubka, Vít; Nováková, Alena; Kolařík, Miroslav; Jurjevič, Ž.; Peterson, S.W.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 107, č. 1 (2015), s. 169-208 ISSN 0027-5514 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.20.0055; GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.30.0003 Institutional support: RVO:61388971 Keywords : Aspergillus flavipes * cave mycobiota * Fennellia Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology Impact factor: 2.638, year: 2015

  5. Riskide analüüs aitab kriisi puhuks varusid planeerida / Janis Toomla

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    Toomla, Janis

    2005-01-01

    Riskide hindamisele järgnevast organisatsiooni jätkusuutlikkuse planeerimise faasist, kus toimub kriisistsenaariumide analüüs, võimalike kahjude suuruse hindamine ja taasteaja määratlemine (Business Impact Analyse)

  6. Võitlus Stolichnaya viina pärast viib Läti pealinna Riiga / Mikk Salu, Janis Bagatais

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    Salu, Mikk, 1975-

    2006-01-01

    USA kohus lubab Latvijas Balzamsil jätkata Stolichnaya viina tootmist. Vene ärimees Rustam Tariko süüdistab firmat Pernod Ricard viina Läti päritolu varjamises. Lisad: Pernod Ricard; Eesti müügil kaks Stolichnayat

  7. Comments on Janie Rees-Miller's "A Critical Appraisal of Learning Training: Theoretical Bases and Teaching Implications." Two Readers React... [and] The Author Responds...

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    Chamot, Anna Uhl; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Two researchers respond to a previous "TESOL Quarterly" article that assessed the state of the art of research and classroom applications of learning strategies, and the author of the article responds to those comments. (71 references) (JL)

  8. Revision of .i.Aspergillus./i. section .i.Flavipedes./i.: seven new species and proposal of section .i.Jani./i. sect. nov

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    Hubka, V.; Nováková, Alena; Kolařík, M.; Jurjevič, Ž.; Peterson, S.W.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 107, č. 1 (2015), s. 169-208 ISSN 0027-5514 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP504/12/0536 Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : Aspergillus flavipes * cave mycobiota * Fennellia * multilocus phylogeny * PCR fingerprinting * soil fungi Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology Impact factor: 2.638, year: 2015

  9. Rozvíjanie problému telesnosti. Merleau-Ponty, Patočka a Barbaras (Corporeality Problem Elaboration: Merleau-Ponty, Patočka, and Barbaras)

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    Petra Hroncová

    2010-01-01

    There are two main approaches to our corporeality. One is associated with meaning of our body as facility. Our body provides us possibility of perception, ability of movements and potentiality of perspectives. Another view understands us as corporeal being. The body is manifestation of us in concrete situations. Both meanings of body are connected with lived body and this is our starting-point. The article shows corporeality in our everyday life, how we perceive it and how we experience it.

  10. Rozvíjanie problému telesnosti. Merleau-Ponty, Patočka a Barbaras (Corporeality Problem Elaboration: Merleau-Ponty, Patočka, and Barbaras

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    Petra Hroncová

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available There are two main approaches to our corporeality. One is associated with meaning of our body as facility. Our body provides us possibility of perception, ability of movements and potentiality of perspectives. Another view understands us as corporeal being. The body is manifestation of us in concrete situations. Both meanings of body are connected with lived body and this is our starting-point. The article shows corporeality in our everyday life, how we perceive it and how we experience it.

  11. OLD SCHOOL LINGUISTICS MADE NEW— REVIEW OF Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction. 5th ed. By William O’Grady, John Archibald, Mark Arnoff, and Janie Rees-Miller. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005. Pp. xxvi + 684.

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    Chris Wen-chao Li

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Amidst the recent explosion of interest in linguistic science and the subsequent publication of large numbers of introductory works on the subject, O'Grady et al.'s Contemporary Linguistics (5th ed. stands out as a solid general purpose primer directed at an academic audience. Written by some eighteen contributors specializing in each of the seventeen branches of linguistics covered, topics are judiciously chosen while drawing on current scholarship and integrating different theoretical persuasions, without losing sight of the book's target readership. The result is an up-to-date text balanced in its treatment of subject matter and perspectives--a work that lives up to its moniker of "Contemporary" Linguistics.

  12. Out of Joint: Independent Air Forces in Democratic Cultures

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    2010-06-01

    Have the people we’ve been bombing over the years been complaining? George Wallace In the first chapter, this study demonstrated that one of the...doesn’t necessarily have to result from a conscious decision-making process. Irving Janis in Groupthink warns that when a group of policy-makers...London: The Stationary Office, 2002), 5. 17 Irving L. Janis, Groupthink (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1982), 176. 18 Janis, Groupthink, 9

  13. The Multi-Intelligence Tools Suite - Supporting Research and Development in Information and Knowledge Exploitation

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    2011-06-01

    FACTORY ENERGY PRIDE OLIVER JACOB VALENTIA CARRIER ASSOS CV STEALTH ERIN T JANIE LIBRA STAR OLIVIA GRACE SANKO CONFIDENCE STAVENGER BAY MERCURY GLORY...PRIDE THOMAS JANE A.C.O. RELENTLESS ANTARES ASSOS CANDY FACTORY CV STEALTH ENERGY PRIDE ERIN T FEDOR JANIE LIBRA STAR MORDICUS OLIVER JACOB OLIVIA GRACE...SCENE DELTA PRIDE THOMAS JANE A.C.O. RELENTLESS ANTARES ASSOS CANDY FACTORY CV STEALTH ENERGY PRIDE ERIN T FEDOR JANIE LIBRA STAR MORDICUS OLIVER JACOB

  14. Latvian education's uneasy course / Ben Nimmo

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    Nimmo, Ben

    2005-01-01

    Läti Haridus- ja Teadusministeeriumi andmetel õppis 2004.-2005. õppeaastal 55 protsenti Läti üliõpilastest ärinduse, õiguse ja majandusega seotud erialasid. Haridusministeeriumi kõrghariduse osakonna juhataja Janis Cakste ja Läti Kaubandus- ja Tööstuskoja tegevdirektor Janis Leja annavad ülevaate sellise olukorra põhjustest ning selgitavad insenerierialade populariseerimise vajadust

  15. MOREIRA, Jani Alves da Silva. Políticas de financiamento e gestão da educação básica (1990-2010: os casos Brasil e Portugal. Maringá (PR: EDUEM, 2015, 346p.

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    REA Editor

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Este livro refere-se a um estudo comparativo, crítico e contextualizado das políticas para o financiamento e gestão da Educação Básica no Brasil e do Ensino Básico em Portugal no período de 1990 a 2010. O objetivo é analisar a relação indissociável entre o Financiamento e Gestão da Educação como uma Política Educacional nesses países. Centra-se na compreensão das proximidades e distanciamentos dessa política e busca responder duas indagações: Qual a relação existente entre financiamento e gestão da educação presentes nos documentos produzidos pelas Organizações e Organismos Internacionais (OOs? Quais os consensos gerais, princípios e orientações para o financiamento e gestão da educação ao considerar as particularidades econômicas do Brasil e Portugal?

  16. Use Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science for Comprehensive Citation Tracking. A review of: Bakkalbasi, Nisa, Kathleen Bauer, Janis Glover and Lei Wang. “Three Options for Citation Tracking: Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science.” Biomedical Digital Libraries 3.7 (2006.

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    Lorie A. Kloda

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective – To determine whether three competing citation tracking services result in differing citation counts for a known set of articles, and to assess the extent of any differences.Design – Citation analysis, observational study.Setting – Three citation tracking databases: Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science. Subjects – Citations from eleven journals each from the disciplines of oncology and condensed matter physics for the years 1993 and 2003.Methods – The researchers selected eleven journals each from the list of journals from Journal Citation Reports 2004 for the categories “Oncology” and “Condensed Matter Physics” using a systematic sampling technique to ensure journals with vary ingimpact factors were included. All references from these 22 journals were retrieved for the years 1993 and 2003 by searching three databases: Web of Science, INSPEC, and PubMed. Only research articles were included for the purpose of the study. From these, a stratified random sample was created to proportionally represent the content of each journal (oncology 1993: 234 references, 2003: 259 references; condensed matter physics 1993: 358 references, 2003: 364 references. In November of 2005, citations counts were obtained for all articles from Web of Science, Scopus and GoogleScholar. Due to the small sample size and skewed distribution of data, non‐parametric tests were conducted to determine whether significant differences existed between sets.Main Results – For 1993, mean citation counts were highest in Web of Science for both oncology (mean = 45.3, SD = 77.4 and condensed matter physics (mean = 22.5, SD= 32.5. For 2003, mean citation counts were higher in Scopus for oncology (mean = 8.9,SD = 12.0, and in Web of Science for condensed matter physics (mean = 3.0, SD =4.0. There was not enough data for the set of citations from Scopus for condensed matter physics for 1993 and it was therefore excluded from analysis. A Friedman test to measure for differences between all remaining groups suggested a significant difference existed, and so pairwise post‐hoc comparisons were performed. The Wilcoxon Signed Ranked tests demonstrated significant differences “in citation counts between all pairs (p Conclusion – The study does not confirm the authors’ hypothesis that differing scholarly coverage would result in different citation counts from the three databases. While there were significant differences in mean citation rates between all pairs of databases except for Google Scholar and Scopus in condensed matter physics for 2003, no one database performed better overall. Different databases performed better for different subjects, as well as for different years, especially Scopus, which only includes references starting in 1996. The results of this study suggest that the best citation database will depend on the years being searched as well as the subject area. For a complete picture of citation behaviour, the authors suggest all three be used.

  17. Eesti kunstniku Rafael Arutjunjani personaalnäitus Riias

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    2006-01-01

    12.05 - 9.06 2006 Rafael Arutjunjani tööde näitusest Nelia galeriis. 19.05.2006 tema loomingule pühendatud raamatu "Raphael Arutyunyan artistic production" presentatsioonist Riias Janis Roze raamatupoes

  18. China's Expansion Into and U.S. Withdrawal from Argentina's Telecommunications and Space Industries and the Implications for U.S. National Security

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    Hulse, Janie

    2007-01-01

    ... up. In this monograph, Ms. Janie Hutse, a Latin Amen can specialist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, argues that increased Chinese investment in regional telecommunications and space industries has implications for U.S. national security...

  19. One Family's Struggles with HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

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    Full Text Available ... information helpful articles antibiotics colds fevers injection tips sports travel in health travel tips janis morrow scholarship links & resources listservs need more help? pediatric hepatitis report infection protection bioterrorism five second rule germs handwashing why ...

  20. One Family's Struggles with Rotavirus

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  9. Valmiera kunstnikud Viljandis / Guna Kalnaca

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    Kalnaca, Guna

    1998-01-01

    Valmiera kunsti päevadest Viljandis, kus osalevad 5 professionaalset kunstnikku Valmierast : Dace Bluma-portselan, Vineta Dzervite-graafika, Antra Galzons-maalid, Janis Galzons-maalid, Andris Varpa-skulptuurid. Kunstnike loomingu lühitutvustus.

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  19. Air Baltic: Estonian Air on nurka surutud / Teele Tammeorg

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    Tammeorg, Teele

    2010-01-01

    Air Balticu asepresidendi Janis Vanagsi hinnangul on Estonian Air aastaid jätnud tähelepanuta oma peamised turismiturud ning on praegu halvas seisus. Air Baltic on endiselt huvitatud Estonian Airi ostust. Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Partsi seisukoht

  20. Veljo Tormisele Balti Assamblee kunstipreemia / Madis Kolk

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    Kolk, Madis

    2000-01-01

    Kunstipreemia - Veljo Tormis, kirjanduspreemia - läti poeet Janis Rokpelnis, teaduspreemia - leedu õpetlane Silvestras Gaizhiunas. Eesti kandidaatidele - V. Tormise kõrval Raoul Kurvitz, Jaan Undusk, Raimo Pullat - anti kõrge hinnang

  1. Young PM candidate harsh criticism / Talis Saule Archdeacon

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    Archdeacon, Talis Saule

    2007-01-01

    Läti Rahvaerakonna peaministrikandidaati Edgars Zalansit süüdistatakse kogemuste puudumises. Edgars Zalans ei kavatse osaleda tuntud teleajakirjaniku Janis Dombursi saates "Mis toimub Lätis?". Teised kandidaadid peaministri kohale

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  3. Karyotype studies on Tagetes erecta L. and Tagetes patula L.

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    ARL

    2011-11-16

    GoldenGate'. Beijing Institute of Landscape and Garden. T. patula L. 'Little Hero'. Beijing Institute of Landscape and Garden. T .patula L. 'Janie'. Beijing Institute of Landscape and Garden. Table 2. Parameters of chromosomes ...

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    Jani SC, Marek M, Hochman R E, Meletis C I 1990 In Environment-induced fracture of metals (eds) R P Gangloff, M B Ives (Houston, TX: NACE) p. 541. Jones D A 1992 Principles and prevention of corrosion (New York; Macmillan). Jones R H 1985. In Proc. Int. Symp. Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear ...

  5. Kalvitis blasts prosecutor over missing money

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    Endine Läti peaminister Aigars Kalvitis süüdistab Läti peaprokuröri Janis Maizitist korruptsioonitõrje büroo ümber puhkenud skandaalis, kuna prokuratuur ei kontrollinud asutuse raamatupidamist. Aigars Kalvitis otsustas eelmisel aastal tagandada büroo juhi Aleksejs Loskutovsi avastatud rikkumiste tõttu

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    Yuan · Hsieh, Yu-Hsiang · Hull, JC · Hung, TI · Hussey, G ... Jani, I · Janse van Rensburg, E · Jarvis, JN · Jeenah, FY · John, M A · John, M-A · Johnson, Leigh F. Johnson, LF · Jones, L · Jones, PS · Jonsson, G · Joska, J

  7. Bending the Tree, Building the Woman: A Stylistic Approach to Voice and Vision in "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

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    Lancaster, Iris M.

    2009-01-01

    Zora Neale Hurston, in "TEWWG," deconstructs the image of two important literary tropes that were deeply embedded in the African American literary tradition: the dispirited black female and the tragic mulatto. Both of these characters, Nanny as the dispirited black female and Janie as the tragic mulatto, are haunted by their traumatic histories.…

  8. Small Group Dynamics and the Watergate Coverup: A Case Study of Groupthink.

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    Cline, Rebecca J.

    The decisions President Richard Nixon and his closest advisors made in the Watergate coverup were products of what Irving Janis calls "groupthink." Groupthink, a type of decision-making emphasizing unanimity over objective evaluation, develops when the decision makers (1) form a group of marked cohesiveness, (2) insulate themselves from…

  9. Fulltext PDF

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    Jagjiwanram. Effective thermal conductivity of real two-phase systems using resistor model with ellipsoidal inclusions. 373. Jain Anjana. Forbidden reflections from the aramid PPTA––A novel cor- relation with stacking faults. 47. Jain Deepak see Chand Navin. 227. Jain I P see Sisodia Veenu. 393. Jani A R see Bhatt Neha.

  10. Indexes to Volume 64

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    Total energy, equation of state and bulk modulus of AlP, AlAs and AlSb semiconductors. A R Jivani, H J Trivedi, P N Gajjar and A R Jani. 153–158. Structures and autocorrelation functions of liquid Al and Mg modelled via Lennard–Jones potential from molecular dynamics simulation. G A Adebayo, O Akinlade and L A ...

  11. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Total energy, equation of state and bulk modulus of AlP, AlAs and AlSb semiconductors · A R Jivani H J Trivedi P J Gajjar A R Jani · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Recently proposed model potential which combines both linear and quadratic types of interactions is employed for the investigation of some properties like ...

  12. Iz Berlina v Tampere za neskolko tshasov? / Helga Balode

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    Balode, Helga

    2002-01-01

    Rail Baltica raudtee, mis hakkab reisi- ja kaubaronge teenindama marsruudil Tallinn-Varssavi, läheb maksma miljardeid kroone. Kommenteerivad Soome transpordi- ja kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi nõunik Kai-Peter Mattson, Läti sideministeeriumi raudteeosakonnajuhataja Janis Veidmanis ja Eesti raudteeameti peadirektor Oleg Epner

  13. Effect of annealing atmosphere on microstructure, optical and ...

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    2018-02-05

    Feb 5, 2018 ... Indian Academy of Sciences https://doi.org/10.1007/s12034-017-1542-6. Effect of annealing atmosphere on microstructure, optical and electronic properties of spray-pyrolysed In-doped Zn(O,S) thin films. MARGI JANI, DHYEY RAVAL, RANJAN KUMAR PATI, INDRAJIT MUKHOPADHYAY and ABHIJIT RAY.

  14. The Just-in-Time Operating Philosophy: Implications for Workers and Work Teams

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    1990-01-01

    Blank, Dr. James Hennigan, Dr. Bill Smith and Dr. Janis Stout . Without exception, the members of my committee took an active interest in my research...16-19, January 1987. 104 (21] Y. Monden, Toyota Production System, Norcross, GA: Industrial Engineering and Management Press, 1983, pp. 99-132. (22

  15. Indexes to Volume 75

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    A microring multimode laser using hollow polymer optical fibre. M Kailasnath, V P N Nampoori and P Radhakrishnan. 923–927. Dual wavelength operation in .... Molecular dynamics of liquid alkaline-earth metals near the melting point. J K Baria and A R Jani. 737–748. Effect of magnetic field on the impurity binding energy ...

  16. Inhibiting Aspergillus flavus growth and degrading aflatoxin B1 by ...

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    Aug 14, 2012 ... al., 2009). They have been detected in many food and oilseed commodities from many parts of the world and are presently considered as one of the most dangerous contaminants of food and feed. ..... Teniola OD, Addo PA, Brost IM, Farber P, Jany KD, Alberts JF (2005). Degradation of aflatoxin B1 by ...

  17. Membrane Trafficking and Vesicle Fusion

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 19; Issue 5. Membrane Trafficking and Vesicle Fusion: Post-Palade Era Researchers Win the Nobel Prize. Riddhi Atul Jani Subba Rao Gangi Setty. General Article Volume 19 Issue 5 May 2014 pp 421-445 ...

  18. Patterns of distribution and conservation status of freshwater fishes ...

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    1995-02-15

    Feb 15, 1995 ... Treur River barb Barhus treurensis in the Blyde River; orange-fringed largemouth Chetia brevis in the Komati-. Incomati and Incomati suckermouth ChiJogJanis blfurcus in the Crocodile-Incomati River) (Table I). In addition to the endemic species there are 15 or 16 species like the lungfish. Protopterus ...

  19. School based assessment module for invasion games category in ...

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    School based assessment module for invasion games category in physical education. N Salimin, M.I. Shahril, J Jani, A Rahmat, G Elumalai, L Saad, M.R. Abdullah, S.M. Mat-Rasid, N.A. Kosni, A.B.H.M. Maliki ...

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    Items 551 - 600 of 2005 ... Issue, Title. Vol 78, No 2 (2001), Dieulafoy's lesion: case report, Abstract PDF. P. G. Jani. Vol 89, No 7 (2012), Dilemma of managing multi-surface dental caries in the primary dentition using the atraumatic restorative treatment: Renaissance or dimming hope, Abstract PDF. AM Kemoli. Vol 80, No 12 ...

  1. Kopeerijast innovaatori lugu : Lätlaste oma seebiooper / Taivo Paju

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    Paju, Taivo, 1968-

    2004-01-01

    Stendersi Seebivabriku ja Emile Gustava Šokolaadivabriku ning kohvipoe omanikest Janis ja Zane Berzinshist, nende ärifilosoofiast, juhtimispõhimõtteist ning tulevikuplaanidest. Tabel: Stendarsi Seebivabriku kasumihüpe; Seebipoodide arv. Vt. samas: Kuidas kaks juhti ühte korterisse ära mahuvad. Lisa: Stendersi Seebivabriku 3 nõuannet frantsiisi kasutajale

  2. Study of dependence of magnetic properties on seeding ...

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    in fine particles of Cu0·25Co0·25Zn0·5Fe2O4. HINA BHARGAVA, V D SUDHEESH, SNEHAL JANI, N LAKSHMI. ∗ and K VENUGOPALAN. Department of Physics, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur 313 001, India. MS received 4 October 2010; revised 1 March 2011. Abstract. Using a combination of X-ray diffraction, ...

  3. "Feminism Lite?" Feminist Identification, Speaker Appearance, and Perceptions of Feminist and Antifeminist Messengers

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    Bullock, Heather E.; Fernald, Julian L.

    2003-01-01

    Drawing on a communications model of persuasion (Hovland, Janis, & Kelley, 1953), this study examined the effect of target appearance on feminists' and nonfeminists' perceptions of a speaker delivering a feminist or an antifeminist message. One hundred three college women watched one of four videotaped speeches that varied by content (profeminist…

  4. Бизнес будущего / Ингус Берзиньш, Вайдотас Вишнянскас, Кайдо Эйнема

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    Берзиньш, Ингус

    2000-01-01

    Infoteholoogia sektori areng ja võimalused Baltimaades. Tabelid ja diagrammid: Baltimaade suuremate IT-firmade käive 1999; personaalarvutite müük ja kasutamine; Mikrolink'i aktsionäride jagunemine. Kommenteerivad Aleksander Vasiljevits, Allan Martinson, Janis Gobinsh, Valentinas Milaknis. Summary: Business Prospects.I lmunud ka: The Baltic Course 2000/Autumn/Winter lk. 28-33

  5. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | Indian Academy of ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Subba Rao Gangi Setty. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 19 Issue 5 May 2014 pp 421-445 General Article. Membrane Trafficking and Vesicle Fusion: Post-Palade Era Researchers Win the Nobel Prize · Riddhi Atul Jani ...

  6. Lillekleidid lilleballil / Kristel Kirss

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    Kirss, Kristel, 1967-

    2001-01-01

    Lillekleitide võistlus ööklubis "Flamingo". Esikoha võidutöö "Primavera del a more" autor Ljubov Gutman, teisele kohale jäi Jana Nautsi töö. Kolmas koht läks jagamisele Janis Bucevichi ning kahe floristi, Svetlana Osjenko ja Karina Saberi vahel. Publiku auhind läks Heiti Põdrale

  7. Neli korda restoranis / Pekka Toivanen

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    Toivanen, Pekka

    2004-01-01

    Kultuurirestoran "Hima ja Sali" (Talberginkatu 1 C 10), mille sisustuse ja kinnise mööbli on kujundanud Kari Lappalainen. Telekokk Jyrki Sukula restoran "Via" (Ludviginkatu 8-10), mille sisustuse on kujundanud Jani Koivula ja Mikael Mantila. Restoran "Mother" (Eerikinkatul) Stefan Lindforsi kujunduses ning Antti Rouhunkoski ja Sami Sorvali kaasajastatud kujunduses. Büroo Valvomo kujundatud "Wrong Nuudle Bar". 13 ill

  8. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | Indian Academy of ...

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    More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 421-445 General Article. Membrane Trafficking and Vesicle Fusion: Post-Palade Era Researchers Win the Nobel Prize · Riddhi Atul Jani Subba Rao Gangi Setty · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 446-465 General Article. Projectile Motion with Quadratic Damping in a Constant Gravitational Field.

  9. Resonance journal of science education

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    421 Membrane Trafficking and Vesicle Fusion. Post-Palade Era Researchers Win the Nobel Prize. Riddhi Atul Jani and Subba Rao Gangi Setty. 446 Projectile Motion with Quadratic Damping in a. Constant Gravitational Field. Chandra Das and Dhiranjan Roy. 406. 421. 478 ...

  10. Personal interests hinder Rail Baltica

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    2011-01-01

    Läti seimi liige Janis Reirs leiab, et Rail Baltica ehitus on Moskva ja Riia vahelise raudtee ehitusest prioriteetsem, kuna esimest võib potentsiaalselt finantseerida Euroopa Liit. Transpordiminister Uldis Augulis kohtub oma Venemaa kolleegi Igor Levitiniga 7. aprillil. Peaminister Valdis Dombrovskise sõnul vajavad mõlemad projektid majandusanalüüsi

  11. Teaching Medical Student Psychiatry Through Contemporary Music

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    Egan, William H.

    1977-01-01

    An audio technique uses contemporary music recordings to illustrate various personality disorders, including: schizoid, paranoid, compulsive, antisocial, and hysterical. The works of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Harry Chapin, the Beatles, Janis Ian, James Taylor, Tammy Wynette, and others are cited. (LBH)

  12. 78 FR 70027 - Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board

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    2013-11-22

    ..., JOHN D. BRESE, ROBERT F. BROTT, MATTHEW J. BROWN, DAVID S. BROWN, FRED L. BROWN, STEPHANIE H. BRYAN..., STEPHEN C. O'CONNOR, THOMAS J. ODER, JOSEPH M. O'KONSKI, PETER J. OLENCZ, JOSEPH NMN OLIVER, LEANN M. OLIVER, STEPHEN R. ORTIZ, DAVID S. OSHEIM, ELIZABETH L. OWENDOFF, JAMES M. PAVETTO, CARL S. PAYNE, JANIE...

  13. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (86th, Kansas City, Missouri, July 30-August 2, 2003). Miscellaneous Divisions.

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    2003

    The Miscellaneous Divisions of the proceedings contains the following 17 papers: "Analyzing Sequential Art: Visual Narrative Techniques in 'Calvin and Hobbes'" (Sharron M. Hope); "A Critical Vision of Gender in 2002 Campaign Ads" (Janis Teruggi Page); "Personal Impact Assessment of Advertising Culture of 'Whiteness':…

  14. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Author Affiliations. Manoj K Sharma1 Amolkumar U Solanke1 Dewal Jani1 Yogendra Singh2 Arun K Sharma1. Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi 110 021, India; Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi 110 007, India ...

  15. Tallinna ülikoolil on 16 uut doktorit

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    2007-01-01

    Aasta jooksul on Tallinna Ülikoolis doktorikraadi kaitsnud 16 inimest. Humanitaarteaduste doktoriteks promoveeritakse Inna Adamson, Maris Saagpakk, Anne Lange, Julia Tofantšuk, Janis Ešots ja Grigori Utgof; kasvatusteaduste doktoriteks Veronika Nagel, Eve Eisenschmidt, Tuuli Oder, Kristina Nugin, Inga Mutso, Tiina Selke ja Boriss Bazanov; loodusteaduste doktoriks Tiit Maran; ning sotsiaalteaduste doktoriteks Signe Dobelniece ja Marge Unt

  16. Human Trafficking And U.S. Government Responses Post-9/11

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    2016-09-01

    Although, others like Janie Chuang, Ana Avendano, and Charlie Fanning recognize compulsion , exploitation, and debt bondage in the J-1 visa program as well...Kazakhstan. Philip Morris developed an Agricultural Labor Practices program that implemented comprehensive monitoring.535 Philip Morris was “the sole buyer

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  1. One Family's Struggle with Chickenpox

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  2. Vabadus võtta vabalt / Maria-Kristiina Soomre

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    Soomre, Maria-Kristiina, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    Tänavakunstinäitus "Paraad" Eesti Lähimineviku Okupatsioonide Muuseumis. Osalevad Tuukka & Kätlin Kaila ning Vaughan Baker (London), Jani Tolin ja Freeman (Helsingi), Aadam Kaarma, Anu Samarüütel, Tarrvi Laamann, Marko Mäetamm & Kaido Ole, Lazer, Väike J, Veronika Valk, Kaarel Kulbin, DJ Critical

  3. Täna kell 18.30 avatakse Okupatsioonide muuseumis...

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    2004-01-01

    Linnakultuuriaineline näitus "Paraad". Keskne idee on seotud rula kui eluhoiakuga. Osalevad Tuukka & Kätlin Kaila ning Vaughan Baker (London), Jani Tolin ja Freeman (Helsingi), Aadam Kaarma, Anu Samarüütel, Tarrvi Laamann, Marko Mäetamm & Kaido Ole, Lazer, Väike J, Veronika Valk, DJ Critical

  4. Effect of annealing atmosphere on microstructure, optical and ...

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    61

    Effect of annealing atmosphere on microstructure, optical and electronic properties of spray pyrolysed indium doped Zn(O,S) thin films. Margi Jani1, DhyeyRaval1,Ranjan Kumar Pati1, Indrajit Mukhopadhyay1. andAbhijit Ray1*. 1Solar Research and Development Center, School of Solar Energy, PanditDeendayal.

  5. Rahvavalgustajad, teadlased, kirjanikud... / Helmut Piirimäe

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    Piirimäe, Helmut, 1930-

    1980-01-01

    Tartu Ülikooli ajaloost. Naabermaade kultuuriloosse oma tegevusega jälgi jätnud TÜ kasvandikest Georg Manzel (Mancelius), Christian Fürecker, Janis Reiters (Johannes Reuter), Olof (Olaus) Verelius, Isak Börk (Björk), Johannes Terserus, Abraham Thauvonius, Arvid Moller ja Petrus Schomerus

  6. Plaadid / Heili Vaus-Tamm

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    Vaus-Tamm, Heili, 1961-

    2003-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Keith Jarret/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette "Up for it", Wladislaw Szpilman "The original recordings of the pianist", Emanuel Ax "Haydn Piano Sonatas", Ravi Coltrane "Mad 6", Guano Apes "Walking On A Thin Line", Will Young "From Now On", Janis Joplin "The Essential"

  7. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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    F Hospital, Gif sur Yvette. Kei Inouye, Kyoto. Katsuya Iwata, Wakayama. Neeraj Jain, Manesar. Shahid Jameel, New Delhi. Christine Janis, Providence. Narendra Jawali, Mumbai. G Jayabaskaran, Bangalore. R Jayaraman, Madurai. Ying Jin, Shanghai. Man Mohan Johri, Mumbai. B N Johri, Pantnagar. N V Joshi, Bangalore.

  8. Kui prooviks uuesti alustada... / Anu Allas

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    Allas, Anu, 1977-

    2005-01-01

    Näitus "Maalimine keelatud" Tallinna Kunstihoones, kuraator Anders Härm. Esindatud on kunstnike Davide LaRocca, Ylva Ogland'i, Ritums Ivanovs'i, Daniele Galliano, Sophia Schama, Matts Leiderstam'i, Jani Leinonen'i, Mari Sunna, Tõnis Saadoja jt. looming

  9. Maalimine keelatud : Tallinna Kunstihoones 21. V - 10. VII / Anders Härm

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    Härm, Anders, 1977-

    2005-01-01

    Kuraator Anders Härm rahvusvahelisest maalide näitusest, mille kujundas Ando Keskküla. Osalevad kunstnikud Daniele Galliano, Davide La Rocca (Itaalia), Ritums Ivanovs (Läti), Matts Leiderstam, Ylva Ogland (Rootsi), Jani Leinonen (Soome), Tõnis Saadoja, John Smith (Eesti), Sophia Schama (Saksamaa), Mari Sunna (Soome/Suurbritannia). Terminist "maalikunst"

  10. Vaba Läti ehitab / Margit Mutso

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    2007-01-01

    13.-17.04. 2007 hindas rahvusvaheline žürii Läti parimaid arhitektuuriteoseid. Parim rekonstrueeritud ehitis oli büroohoone Riias Dzirnavu tn. 68 (arhitektid Aleksejs Birjukovs, Andis Silis). Parim tööstushoone oli Ventspilsis asuv mahlakontsentraatide käitlus- ja laohoone (arhitektid Aija Kokina, Andris Kokins, Krista Strelita-Strele). Bürookategooria võiduprojektiks valiti Liepajas Zivju tn. 11/13 paiknev kontorihoone (arhitektid Diana Zalane, Artis Rokis). Parima elamu tiitli pälvis Jurmalas Jura tn. 32 asuv maja (arhitektid Janis Alksnis, Nora Saulespurena, Andris Rubenis). Eramajadest oli parim suvemaja Pavilostas (arhitekt Janis Sauka). Parima maastikuarhitektuur-väikevormi preemia said Gvido Rekis, Anita Neilande, Andris Kausenieks, Didzis Oshenieks Ventspilsi dzhungliraja eest. Sisekujunduspreemia sai originaaldisainiga ekspositsioonikapslitega Grindeksi farmaatsiatoodete näidisteruum Riias

  11. Exercise participation decisions of Jordanian myocardial infarction patients: application of the decisional conflict theory.

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    Al-Hassan, M; Wierenga, M

    2000-04-01

    This study examined the utility of Janis and Mann's [Janis, I. L. & Mann, L. (1977). Decision making: a psychological analysis conflict, choice and commitment. New York, NY: Free press.] decisional conflict theory (DCT) in predicting decisions to exercise following hospitalization for a myocardial infarction (MI). A structured interview of operationalized DCT variables was conducted with 88 MI patients attending cardiology clinics in two Jordanian military hospitals. Stress was viewed as an indicator of exercise benefits-barriers decisional conflict. The findings revealed that the benefits-barriers interaction significantly predicted stress for the 48 patients who did not exercise. Rehospitalization for cardiac events was a significant predictor of stress for the 40 exercisers. Preinfarction exercise behavior, stress and gender were significant predictors of MI patients' decisions to exercise. Results of this study indicated that decisional conflict and stress were characteristics of MI patients who delayed or avoided exercising.

  12. Transition of Greek art song from the national school to modernism

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    Kontossi Sofia

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This study presents the different ways in which two Greek composers, Leonidas Zoras and Jani Christou, viewed modernism. The songs of Zoras are typical example of the gradual withdrawal from the aesthetic framework of the National School which dominated during the first decades of the twentieth century. In contrast, Jani Christou, who spent his childhood in Alexandria and received an exclusively Western-type education, remained untouched by Greek traditional music or the Greek National School. His work was moulded by the ancient Greek philosophical belief in the elation of the listener through the transcendental power of Art. By his Six T. S. Eliot Songs Christou offered some of the best examples of twentieth-century expressionistic vocal music.

  13. European Scientific Notes. Volume 37, Number 6.

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    1983-06-30

    producing rig, the work is 20 40 0 80 100 120 140 60 180 often demanding and occasionally hazard- Unitsofalcoholprweek ous, and alcoholic beverages are...either low disclosure or paid, there is also an economic factor: high disclosure. The Janis model of very inexpensive alcoholic beverages are clinical...about $14 million on private exhibitors displayed educational equipment and training and another products. There were more than 4 $2 million for the

  14. Repetitions in French Belgian Sign Language (LSFB) and Flemish Sign Language (VGT) narratives and conversations

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    Notarrigo, Ingrid; Meurant, Laurence; Van Herreweghe, Mieke; Vermeerbergen, Myriam

    2016-01-01

    Repetition was described in the nineties by a limited number of sign linguists: Vermeerbergen & De Vriendt (1994) looked at a small corpus of VGT data, Fisher & Janis (1990) analysed “verb sandwiches” in ASL and Pinsonneault (1994) “verb echos” in Quebec Sign Language. More recently the same phenomenon has been the focus of research in a growing number of signed languages, including American (Nunes and de Quadros 2008), Hong Kong (Sze 2008), Russian (Shamaro 2008), Polish (Flilipczak and Most...

  15. Rasa Smite ja Raitis Smits (E-LAB) / Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits ; interv. Tilman Baumgärtel

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    Smite, Rasa

    2006-01-01

    Läti kunstnikest Rasa Smitest (sünd. 1969) ja Raitis Smitsist (sünd. 1966), nende loomingust, vestlus kunstnikega 2000. a. Amsterdamis. 1996. a. E-LAB-i rajanud kunstnikud toodavad Internetis heliteoseid. Koos Janis Garancsiga asutasid 1997. a. võrguaudio loojate jaoks meililoendi xchange. Nende võrguaudioprogrammi "Ozone" saadetakse Riiast Interneti kaudu eetrisse üle terve maailma. Annavad välja ajakirja "Acoustic.Space"

  16. Populjarnost fotofestivalja "Narvskaja osen" rastjot / Irina Tokareva

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    Tokareva, Irina

    2005-01-01

    Festival tähistas oma 10. aastapäeva. Osavõtjaid Eestist, Lätist ja Venemaalt. Avati läti fotograaf Janis Gleizdsi tööde retrospektiiv, toimus fotovõistlus. Nimetatud žürii. Parima kontseptuaalse foto eest sai preemia Irina Kivimäe, parima portreefoto autor oli Mihhail Zaitsev ja edukam debütant oli Eduard Zentshik, parimad autorikollektsioonid olid Eduard Vivsikul, Anton Novozhilovil ja Kristel Lunatsil

  17. Fotofestivali "Narva sügis" populaarsus kasvab / Irina Tokareva

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    Tokareva, Irina

    2005-01-01

    Festival tähistas oma 10-ndat aastapäeva. Osavõtjad olid Eestist, Lätist ja Venemaalt. Avati läti fotograaf Janis Gleizdsi tööde retrospektiiv, toimus fotovõistlus. Nimetatud žürii. Parima kontseptuaalse foto eest sai preemia Irina Kivimäe, parima portreefoto autor oli Mihhail Zaitsev ja edukam debütant oli Eduard Zentshik, parimad autorikollektsioonid olid Eduard Vivsikul,, Anton Novozhilovil ja Kristel Lunatsil

  18. Lätlased Kinomajas / Doris Kareva

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    Kareva, Doris, 1958-

    2001-01-01

    Kinomajas Läti filmipäevadel näidatud filmidest. Pikemalt oma aega valusalt dokumenteerivatest Juris Podnieksi "Post scriptum", Antra Cilinska "Kas on kerge olla...?" ja Romualds Piparsi "Elu vabadusele", animafilmist lätlaste päritolu kohta Agnese Bule "Avasta Lätimaa!" ning Janis Ozolins-Ozolsi filmidebüüdist "Hispaania capriccio". Lühidalt ka multifilmidest ning lühimängufilmidest

  19. From under the shadows: developing awareness in a conventional market with a product less recognized

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    2010-01-01

    Nelson Barber, Janis DonovanWhittemore School of Business, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USAAbstract: The wine industry has considered product quality as the benchmark driving ­competitiveness, with wine quality the target standard. This focus on quality exposes producers to intense price competition with consumers alternating between wines. Some research has been done on country of origin suggesting the value consumers place on specific origins goes deeper than quality and...

  20. Kui ei oska valida, mine vaatama neid filme! / Andres Laasik, Kristiina Davidjants

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    Laasik, Andres, 1960-2016

    2008-01-01

    PÖFFi filme - Soome mängufilm "Must jää" ("Musta jää"), režissöör Petri Kotwica, Suurbritannia - Iirimaa mängufilm "Nälg" ("Hunger"), režissöör Steve McQueen ja Läti mängufilm "Amatöör", režissöör Janis Nords

  1. InxGa1−xN fibres grown on Au/SiO2 by chemical vapour deposition

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    As a novelty, the use of a Ga–In metallic alloy to improve the indium incorporation in the InxGa1−xN is proposed. ... sensors (Roberts et al 2002) and the new generation of solar cells (Jani et al 2007; Lestrade et al 2011). .... The chemical vapour deposition system consists of a horizontal furnace made of a quartz tube of 21.

  2. Reiu Tüüri maratonloeng kunstiturust / Reiu Tüür

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    Tüür, Reiu

    2001-01-01

    27. VI toimus Pärnus Kunstplatze Unobomberi galeriis Reiu Tüüri näitus-loeng kaasaegse kunsti galeriidest Londonis ja Eestis. Näitus on osa R. Tüüri sel sügisel Londoni linnaülikooli juures kaitstavast kunsti mänedzhmendi alasest magistritööst "Eesti kaasaegse kunsti turg". Juhendaja Jani Robertson Hollandist.

  3. A Handbook for Strategic Planning

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    1994-01-01

    34How can I do strategic planning when someone above me in the chain of command isn’t doing it?" in theory , you should have strategic planning guidance...D~iego, CA: Pfeiffer & Co. Hershey, C. (May 13-15, 1992). Strategic planning (course). Williamsburg, VA: American Management Association. Janis... managing Sýysteis are neteded to assess, thewa inl the technical and coinceptual conteilt oft thet Which FQ I Il impleentatiloll is, enhlandlg ofatmn tithet

  4. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Study of dependence of magnetic properties on seeding temperature in fine particles of Cu0.25Co0.25Zn0.5Fe2O4 · Hina Bhargava V D Sudheesh Snehal Jani N Lakshmi K Venugopalan · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Using a combination of X-ray diffraction, room temperature/low temperature Mössbauer studies ...

  5. Defense AT&L (Volume 37, Number 3, May-June 2008)

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    2008-06-01

    characteristics of groupthink (a term coined by psychologist Irving Janis in 1973). Groupthink, or conforming, is a phase that reduces the creativity and...titled film Modern Times. Watch the movie to see what we mean. Postmodernism: The Humanist Reaction Along comes Postmodernism (sometimes called Pomo...a humanist reaction to Modernism’s cold calculations. Definitions of Postmodernism vary widely, but it is often described as fundamentally being

  6. Combined aesthetic interventions for prevention of facial ageing, and restoration and beautification of face and body

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    Fabi, Sabrina; Pavicic, Tatjana; Braz, André; Green, Jeremy B; Seo, Kyle; van Loghem, Jani AJ

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    Sabrina Fabi,1 Tatjana Pavicic,2 André Braz,3 Jeremy B Green,4,5 Kyle Seo,6 Jani AJ van Loghem7 1Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, CA, USA; 2Private Practice for Dermatology and Aesthetics, Munich, Germany; 3Division of the Policlínica Geral do Rio de Janeiro (PGRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 4Skin Associates of South Florida, Miami, 5University of Miami Department of Dermatology, Miami, FL, USA; 6Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; 7Doctors Inc., Amsterdam...

  7. Perturbative spacetimes from Yang-Mills theory

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    Luna, Andrés [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow,Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland (United Kingdom); Monteiro, Ricardo [Theoretical Physics Department, CERN,Geneva (Switzerland); Nicholson, Isobel; Ochirov, Alexander; O’Connell, Donal [Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics,School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh,Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, Scotland (United Kingdom); Westerberg, Niclas [Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences,School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University,Edinburgh (United Kingdom); Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics,School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh,Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, Scotland (United Kingdom); White, Chris D. [Centre for Research in String Theory,School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London,327 Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)

    2017-04-12

    The double copy relates scattering amplitudes in gauge and gravity theories. In this paper, we expand the scope of the double copy to construct spacetime metrics through a systematic perturbative expansion. The perturbative procedure is based on direct calculation in Yang-Mills theory, followed by squaring the numerator of certain perturbative diagrams as specified by the double-copy algorithm. The simplest spherically symmetric, stationary spacetime from the point of view of this procedure is a particular member of the Janis-Newman-Winicour family of naked singularities. Our work paves the way for applications of the double copy to physically interesting problems such as perturbative black-hole scattering.

  8. "Neli arhitektuuri" : Eesti arhitektuurinäitusel Pariisis / Triin Ojari

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    Ojari, Triin, 1974-

    2000-01-01

    Baltimaade ja Rootsi arhitektuuribüroode töid tutvustav näitus galeriis La Galerie d'Architecture 22. X-10. XII 2000. Rootsist osales büroo White Arkitekter (arhitekt Mattias Lind), Lätist Arhis, Leedust Private Ideology, Eestist Kolm Pluss Üks (valiku tegi Karin Hallas). Kataloogi eessõna - läti arhitekt Janis Dripe. 2 ill. White Arkitekter (arhitektuuribüroo, Rootsi). Arhis (arhitektuuribüroo, Läti). Private Ideology (arhitektuuribüroo, Leedu)

  9. Läti parimad majad / Karin Paulus

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    Paulus, Karin, 1975-

    2006-01-01

    Muljeid Läti arhitektuuriauhindade jagamiselt. Peapreemia: arhitektide Uldis Lukshevics'i ja Martins Oshans'i projekteeritud eramu. Parim avalik hoone: arhitektuuribüroo Kubs projekteeritud kontorihoone Riias. Suurim Baltikumis: arhitektuuribüroo Arhis projekteeritud Ljepaja politseihoone. Parim rekonstrueerimisprojekt: arhitektuuribüroo Arhis projekteeritud avatud kontor nõukogudeaegses tööstushoones. Parim interjöör: kohvik Vanilla (Ieva Dripe, Janis Broka) ja tekstiilipood Garage (Zaiga Gaile büroo). Uldis Lukshevics'i projekteeritud suvilad, mis paiknevad postidel

  10. Urban Mobility

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    2017-01-01

    This anthology is the proceedings publication from the 2015 NAF Symposium in Malmö, Sweden. The aim of the 2015 NAF Symposium “Urban Mobility – Architectures, Geographies and Social Space” was to facilitate a cross-disciplinary discussion on urban mobility in which the juxtaposition of different...... the symposium collects six articles written by authors who all presented papers at the event. Contributing authors: Ditte Bendix Lanng, Ole B. Jensen, David Pinder, Magnus Rönn, Jani Tartia, Anne Tietjen, Anne Elisabeth Toft, Even Smith Wergeland, Simon Wind...

  11. le culture del “letto ma non sentito”. Comunicazione mobile scritta e socialità digitale

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    Francesco Pisanu

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Nel 2008, in aprile, James Buck, uno studente di giornalismo alla University of California, Berkeley, e il suo traduttore, Mohammed Maree, vengono arrestati in Egitto per aver fotografato delle proteste antigovernative. Dalla stazione di polizia, Buck utilizza il suo telefono cellulare per inviare il messaggio“Imprigionato”ai suoi 48 follower su Twitter. Nel gennaio del 2009, il volo 1549 della US Airways è costretto a un atterraggio di emergenza nel fiume Hudson. Uno dei soccorritori, Janis Krums, scatta con il suo cellulare una foto dell’aereo sulle acque del fiume e la invia su Twipic prima che gli altri media “tradizionali” possano arrivare sulla scena.

  12. Groupthink, Bay of Pigs, and Watergate Reconsidered.

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    Raven

    1998-02-01

    Irving Janis's concept of groupthink can be seen in the context of our on-again-off-again love affair with groups. Group decisions have often been seen as offering the benefits of collective wisdom, but may also lead to disastrous consequences. Groupthink then focuses on the negative effects of erroneous group decisions. Two major examples of groupthink are reexamined and compared: the disastrous Bay of Pigs decision by the elite advisory group of President Kennedy, and the advisory groups of President Nixon, which led to the Watergate disaster and at unsuccessful attempts to cover up. In both, it is suggested there was a "runaway norm," escalation and polarization with the norm being to exceed other members of the group in taking more extreme and unrestrained actions against an "enemy." While Janis seems to suggest that groupthink will ultimately lead the group to fail in its ultimate endeavors, we need to consider the frightening possibility that in the case of the Nixon group, the group actions came close to being successful. Copyright 1998 Academic Press.

  13. Evaluated Data Projects at the NEA

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    Henriksson, H.; Rugama, Y.

    2006-01-01

    The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Data Bank is part of an international network of data centres in charge of the compilation and dissemination of basic nuclear data. The NEA offers easy access to the main nuclear databases with bibliographical information, evaluated libraries, e.g. the Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion (JEFF) library, and experimental data in the EXFOR database, comprising published neutron induced as well as charged particle induced nuclear reaction data. The NEA Working Party on international nuclear data Evaluation Co-operation (WPEC) is established to promote the exchange of information on nuclear data evaluations, measurements, nuclear model calculations and validation. WPEC provides a framework for co-operative activities between six major evaluation projects (BROND, CENDL, Endf, FENDL, JEFF and JENDL). The NEA Data Bank administrates the collection and validation as well as the distribution of the JEFF library. The latest version, JEFF-3.1, was released in May 2005 and it contains a neutron data library, a proton data library and thermal scattering law data. The special purpose library on activation data contains 774 nuclei with over 12600 neutron induced reactions. Included is also radioactive decay data, with 3852 isotopes, and spontaneous and neutron induced fission yield data. The full documentation of the library is being prepared for publication in 2006. Processed JEFF-3.1 data files in ACE format, mainly for reactor physics applications, have been prepared and were distributed in spring 2006 with documentation. The processed files have been validated for criticality calculations, as well as for radiation physics application. The detailed analysis of the validation results will be very useful for improving the accuracy of evaluated data libraries. The display program JANIS has been developed at the NEA, and the latest version (JANIS-2.21) was released in October 2005. JANIS is designed to facilitate the visualisation and

  14. Sex differences in self-concept in Spanish secondary school students.

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    Sotelo, M J

    2000-12-01

    The aims of the study were to examine differences between boys and girls in global self-esteem and in specific domains of self-concept. Several measures of global self-esteem and multidimensional self-concept were administered to 61 boys and 64 girls. Analysis showed that boys reported higher scores than girls on global self-esteem, measured on the Coopersmith Self-esteem Inventory and the Feelings of Inadequacy Scale by Janis-Field, but this result was not reproduced when self-esteem was measured on the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale. No differences have been found in domain-specific self-concepts, except for the ethical-moral self-concept, on which girls reported higher scores than boys.

  15. Illuminating nature and Gender Trouble in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In this article, the writer tries to map the structures of gender based on physical nature. Their Eyes Were Watching God is partly an objection and Hurston's protest to injustices in terms of gender bias toward Afro-American women of the late 19th and early 20th century. Here, the writer wants to pose a question and finds the answer whether Janie Crawford adheres to the fixed concept of gender or she does question it. Is there any sign in the novel to indicate that she breaks the rule and constructs herself and her identity not according to the structures of power in society but as an autonomous being who is conscious of her gender? This is achieved in terms of nature analysis.

  16. Rotating black hole and quintessence

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    Ghosh, Sushant G.

    2016-01-01

    We discuss spherically symmetric exact solutions of the Einstein equations for quintessential matter surrounding a black hole, which has an additional parameter (ω) due to the quintessential matter, apart from the mass (M). In turn, we employ the Newman-Janis complex transformation to this spherical quintessence black hole solution and present a rotating counterpart that is identified, for α = -e 2 ≠ 0 and ω = 1/3, exactly as the Kerr-Newman black hole, and as the Kerr black hole when α = 0. Interestingly, for a given value of parameter ω, there exists a critical rotation parameter (a = a E ), which corresponds to an extremal black hole with degenerate horizons, while for a < a E , it describes a nonextremal black hole with Cauchy and event horizons, and no black hole for a > a E . We find that the extremal value a E is also influenced by the parameter ω and so is the ergoregion. (orig.)

  17. Self-esteem and obsessive compulsive disorder.

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    Husain, Nusrat; Chaudhry, Imran; Raza-ur-Rehman; Ahmed, Ghazal Riaz

    2014-01-01

    To explore the association between self-esteem and obsessive compulsive disorder in a low-income country, and to conduct an in-depth analysis into the said relationship by identifying any confounding variables that might exist. The cross-sectional study was conducted at the psychiatry out-patient clinic of Civil Hospital, Karachi, from January to March 2008, and comprised 65 patients diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder and 30 healthy controls. The participatnts completed the Janis and Field Social Adequacy scale and the Rosenberg Self-esteem scale. SPSS 15 was used for statistical analysis. Significantly different scores were reported on both measures of self-esteem between the patients and the controls (pself-esteem in the patients compared to the controls. Data replicated earlier findings from populations in high-income countries.

  18. NEA Data Bank Progress Report 2010-2011

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    2011-01-01

    The OECD NEA Data Bank provides scientist in member countries with reference materials in the field of nuclear energy applications. The services include the compilation, verification, and distribution of nuclear data, chemical thermodynamic data, integral benchmark experiments, as well as computer programs and associated application libraries. The Data Bank also develops and maintains databases and related administration/retrieval tools, including the JANIS display software. The Data Bank works in close co-operation with the Nuclear Science Section, especially in the field of computer codes and associated application libraries benchmarking, integral experiments, nuclear data evaluation co-operation, and knowledge preservation. These activities are in essence international and organised in close collaboration with other main national and international organisations. More information on the NEA Data Bank can be found at www.oecd-nea.org/databank.

  19. A AUTO-ESTIMA EM ADOLESCENTES COM E SEM FISSURAS DE LÁBIO E/OU DE PALATO

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    Andrade Denise de

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O auto-conceito é um determinante importante da auto-estima, entre homens e mulheres, isto nos fez refletir sobre o processo de reabilitação das pessoas portadoras de malformação. Utilizamos para mensurar o nível de auto-estima a escala de Janis e Field. Entrevistou-se 608 adolescentes sendo 235 com e 373 sem fissuras de lábio e/ou de palato, entre idades de 17 a 20 anos e de ambos o sexos. Analisando os níveis de auto-estima concluímos que o grupo de adolescentes com fissuras se comporta de forma diferente do grupo sem fissura, ou seja, os portadores de fissuras exibem menores escores de auto-estima.

  20. Light on curved backgrounds

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    Batic, D.; Nelson, S.; Nowakowski, M.

    2015-05-01

    We consider the motion of light on different spacetime manifolds by calculating the deflection angle, lensing properties and by probing into the possibility of bound states. The metrics in which we examine the light motion include, among other items, a general relativistic dark matter metric, a dirty black hole, and a worm hole metric, the last two inspired by noncommutative geometry. The lensing in a holographic screen metric is discussed in detail. We study also the bending of light around naked singularities like, e.g., the Janis-Newman-Winicour metric and include other cases. A generic property of light behavior in these exotic metrics is pointed out. For the standard metric like the Schwarzschild and Schwarzschild-de Sitter cases, we improve the accuracy of the lensing results for the weak and strong regimes.

  1. Cosmic Perspectives

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    Biswas, S. K.; Mallik, D. C. V.; Vishveshwara, C. V.

    2008-07-01

    1. Astronomy in ancient and medieval China Joseph Needham; 2. Indian astronomy: an historical perspective B. V. Subbarayappa; 3. Making of astronomy in ancient India Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya; 4. The impact of astronomy on the development of western science Jean-Claude Pecker; 5. Man and the Universe Hubert Reeves; 6. Understanding the Universe - challenges and directions in modern observational astronomy Harlan Smith, Jr: 7. Frontiers in cosmology Fred Hoyle; 8. Did the Universe originate in a big bang? Jayant Narlikar; 9. The dark matter problem Bernard Carr; 10. Geometry and the Universe C. V. Vishveshwara; 11. The origin and evolution of life Cyril Ponnamperuma; 12. The anthropic principle: self selection as an adjunct to natural selection Brandon Carter; 13. Astrology and science: an examination of the evidence Ivan Kelly, Roger Culver and Peter Loptson; 14. Astronomy and science fiction Allen Janis.

  2. Word Criticality Analysis. MOS: 24H. Skill Levels 1 & 2.

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    1981-09-01

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  3. And now, for the winners.

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    Alizée Dauvergne

    2010-01-01

    The Computer Security Day held on 10 June was a success. There were eight presentations, with some forty people attending each session.     The presentation videos can be viewed on Indico. The computer security team’s new website is now up and running, with a wealth of useful information and advice. Go to http://cern.ch/Computer.Security.     The quiz attracted 130 participants, and the answers have now been posted on line! The quiz winners are: Lars Aprin, Richard Baud, Thibaut Bernard, Brice Copy, Daniele de Ruschi, Sébastien Gadrat, Amanda Garcia Munoz, Stephen Gowdy, Joni Hahkala, Joseph Izen, Ryszard Erazm Jurga, Jukka Klem, Danila Oleynik, Ian Pong, Pascal Serge Roguet, Jani Tapani Taskinen, Jan Therhaag, Yves Thurel, Adrian Vogel, Thomas White. Well done to all! If you haven’t done so already, you should soon be getting your prize (i.e. a book, a T-shirt or a bag, etc.).  

  4. Eesti keel Euroopas

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    2001-01-01

    Algas 3-päevane rahvusvaheline konverents "Eesti keel Euroopas", mis on pühendatud Euroopa keelteaastale ja Kristjan Jaak Petersoni 200 sünniaastapäevale. Ettekannetega esinesid Östen Dahl (Stockholm), Hannu Tommola (Vaasa), Lumme Erilt, Mati Hint, Suliko Liiv, Meelis Mihkla, Mart Rannut, Kristiina Ross, Urmas Sutrop, Ene Vainik, Silvi Vare (Tallinn), Tiiu ja Inno Salasoo (Sydney), Junichi Toyota (Manchester), Reet Kasik, Birute Klaas, Karl Pajusalu (Tartu), Ina Druviete ja Janis Valdmanis, Tõnu Karma, Vineta Porina (Riia), Peep Nemvalts (Uppsala), Mihkel Maran (Moskva), Konverentsi juhatasid Mart Rannut ja Helle Metslang (12. märts), Urmas Sutrop ja Martin Ehala (13. märts) ning Mati Hint (14. märts) : [täistekst

  5. Social mobility in socialist Serbia: A revisionist approach

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    Antonić Slobodan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper starts from the findings of the latest study of social structure in Serbia (2012, which show a significant reduction of vertical social mobility, especially for further inter-stratum distance. In light of these data, the author considers that we have to re-examine earlier, very biting evaluation of some Serbian sociologists concerning 'closeness' for mobility of the society in socialist Serbia. The author analyzes and re-evaluated findings of earlier research (Janićijević, 1970; Flere and Đurđev, 1982/3; Bogdanovic, 1986; 1988; Vukovic, 1989. He concludes that very brisk evaluation of mobility in the Serbian society during socialism is a consequence of schematic interpretation of these findings with Yasuda 's index.

  6. Reproductive biology and its impact on body size: comparative analysis of mammalian, avian and dinosaurian reproduction.

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    Werner, Jan; Griebeler, Eva Maria

    2011-01-01

    Janis and Carrano (1992) suggested that large dinosaurs might have faced a lower risk of extinction under ecological changes than similar-sized mammals because large dinosaurs had a higher potential reproductive output than similar-sized mammals (JC hypothesis). First, we tested the assumption underlying the JC hypothesis. We therefore analysed the potential reproductive output (reflected in clutch/litter size and annual offspring number) of extant terrestrial mammals and birds (as "dinosaur analogs") and of extinct dinosaurs. With the exception of rodents, the differences in the reproductive output of similar-sized birds and mammals proposed by Janis and Carrano (1992) existed even at the level of single orders. Fossil dinosaur clutches were larger than litters of similar-sized mammals, and dinosaur clutch sizes were comparable to those of similar-sized birds. Because the extinction risk of extant species often correlates with a low reproductive output, the latter difference suggests a lower risk of population extinction in dinosaurs than in mammals. Second, we present a very simple, mathematical model that demonstrates the advantage of a high reproductive output underlying the JC hypothesis. It predicts that a species with a high reproductive output that usually faces very high juvenile mortalities will benefit more strongly in terms of population size from reduced juvenile mortalities (e.g., resulting from a stochastic reduction in population size) than a species with a low reproductive output that usually comprises low juvenile mortalities. Based on our results, we suggest that reproductive strategy could have contributed to the evolution of the exceptional gigantism seen in dinosaurs that does not exist in extant terrestrial mammals. Large dinosaurs, e.g., the sauropods, may have easily sustained populations of very large-bodied species over evolutionary time.

  7. Reproductive biology and its impact on body size: comparative analysis of mammalian, avian and dinosaurian reproduction.

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    Jan Werner

    Full Text Available Janis and Carrano (1992 suggested that large dinosaurs might have faced a lower risk of extinction under ecological changes than similar-sized mammals because large dinosaurs had a higher potential reproductive output than similar-sized mammals (JC hypothesis. First, we tested the assumption underlying the JC hypothesis. We therefore analysed the potential reproductive output (reflected in clutch/litter size and annual offspring number of extant terrestrial mammals and birds (as "dinosaur analogs" and of extinct dinosaurs. With the exception of rodents, the differences in the reproductive output of similar-sized birds and mammals proposed by Janis and Carrano (1992 existed even at the level of single orders. Fossil dinosaur clutches were larger than litters of similar-sized mammals, and dinosaur clutch sizes were comparable to those of similar-sized birds. Because the extinction risk of extant species often correlates with a low reproductive output, the latter difference suggests a lower risk of population extinction in dinosaurs than in mammals. Second, we present a very simple, mathematical model that demonstrates the advantage of a high reproductive output underlying the JC hypothesis. It predicts that a species with a high reproductive output that usually faces very high juvenile mortalities will benefit more strongly in terms of population size from reduced juvenile mortalities (e.g., resulting from a stochastic reduction in population size than a species with a low reproductive output that usually comprises low juvenile mortalities. Based on our results, we suggest that reproductive strategy could have contributed to the evolution of the exceptional gigantism seen in dinosaurs that does not exist in extant terrestrial mammals. Large dinosaurs, e.g., the sauropods, may have easily sustained populations of very large-bodied species over evolutionary time.

  8. PREFACE: Annual Conference on Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies - FM&NT 2011

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    Sternberg, Andris; Muzikante, Inta; Zicans, Janis

    2011-06-01

    The International Conference Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies (FM&NT-2011) was held in Riga, 5-8 April 2011 in the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP LU). The conference was organized in co-operation with projects ERANET 'MATERA' and National Research programme in Materials Science and Information Technologies. The purpose of the conference was to bring together scientists, engineers and students from universities, research institutes and related industrial companies active in the field of advanced material science and materials technologies trends and future activities. Scientific themes covered in the conference are: theoretical research and modelling of processes and materials; materials for energetics, renewable energy technologies and phtovoltaics; multifunctional inorganic, organic and hybrid materials for photonic, micro and nanoelectronic applications and innovative methods for research of nanostructures; advanced technologies for synthesis and research of nanostructured materials, nanoparticles, thin films and coatings; application of innovative materials in science and economics. The number of registered participants from 17 countries was nearly 300. During three days of the conference 22 invited, 69 oral reports and 163 posters were presented. 40 papers, based on these reports, are included in this volume of IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. Additional information about FM&NT-2011 is available in its homepage http://www.fmnt.lu.lv. The Organizing Committee would like to thank all speakers, contributors, session chairs, referees and meeting staff for their efforts in making the FM&NT-2011 successful. The Organizing Committee sincerely hopes that that the conference gave all participants new insights into the widespread development of functional materials and nanotechnologies and would enhance the circulation of information released at the meeting. Andris Sternberg Inta Muzikante Janis Zicans

  9. Importance and usefulness of evaluating self-esteem in children.

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    Hosogi, Mizuho; Okada, Ayumi; Fujii, Chikako; Noguchi, Keizou; Watanabe, Kumi

    2012-03-20

    Self-esteem is the "feeling of self-appreciation" and is an indispensable emotion for people to adapt to society and live their lives. For children, in particular, the environment in which they are raised contributes profoundly to the development of their self-esteem, which in turn helps them to adapt better to society. Various psychologists have provided definitions of self-esteem, and examined methods of objectively evaluating self-esteem. Questionnaire-style assessment methods for adult include Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and Janis-Field Feeling of Inadequacy Scale, and these for children include Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, Pope's 5-Scale Test of Self-Esteem for children, and Kid- KINDL®. Other methods include Ziller Social Self-Esteem Scale and Implicit Association Test. The development of children's self-esteem is heavily influenced by their environment, that is, their homes, neighborhoods, and schools. Children with damaged self-esteem are at risk of developing psychological and social problems, which hinders recovery from low self-esteem. Thus, to recover low self-esteem, it is important for children to accumulate a series of successful experiences to create a positive concept of self. Evaluating children's self-esteem can be an effective method for understanding their past and present circumstances, and useful to treat for children with psychosomatic disorders.

  10. The Power of Water

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    Petrova, Zhaneta; Miteva, Kamelia

    2013-04-01

    The Power of Water Zh. Petrova, K. Miteva Bio Games, Sofia, Bulgaria (petrova.jani@gmail.com; miteva.kamelia@gmail.com) Lessons "The Power of Water" Due to our belief in the initial creativity of the children and their capacity for discover and perceive logically the world, we consider that the primary and even the pre-school learning have a significant influence in the process of suggesting the idea of respect to the natural forces. These classroom activities include a variety of hand- and self-made simulation models with natural materials and toys which lead the children to easy understanding of what could 'friendly' water do and how powerful, dangerous and not-friendly it could be. During the lessons the children draw their own conclusions of the causes and possible solutions of natural hazards caused by water in each of its forms - avalanches, inundations, floods, the water influence in activation of landslides. The children make on their own some of the models and test them via simulations. In the end they discuss what they have learned in groups.

  11. Development of a highly efficient conversion electron Moessbauer spectroscopy (CEMS) detector for low temperature (xPb1-x)Te bilayers

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    Pombo, Carlos Jose da Silva Matos

    2006-01-01

    The 57 Fe Moessbauer spectroscopy is a nuclear, non-destructive technique used for the investigation of structural, magnetic and hyperfine properties of several materials. It is a powerful tool in characterizing materials in physics, metallurgy, geology and biology field areas, especially magnetic materials, alloys and minerals containing Fe. Lately, the Conversion Electron Moessbauer Spectroscopy (CEMS) is widely used in making studies on ultra-thin magnetic films, as well as other nanostructured materials. In case of magnetic nanostructures, low temperature (LT) studies are especially important due to the possibility of dealing with superparamagnetic effects. In this work it was developed a CEMS measurement system for low temperatures ( R ) and an optical cryostat (Model SVT-400, Janis Research Co, USA), from which the project was originally conceived at the Applied Physics / Moessbauer spectroscopy Department from University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. The LT-CEMS system was fully built, tested and successfully applied in a preliminary characterization of Fe/(Eu x Pb 1-x )Te(111) bilayers with use of a 15 angstrom, 57 Fe probe layer, with reasonable results at sample temperatures as low as 8 K. (author)

  12. Cannabis, alcohol use, psychological distress, and decision-making style.

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    Phillips, James G; Ogeil, Rowan P

    2017-09-01

    There have been suggestions of hypofrontality in cannabis users. To understand cannabis-related differences in decisional processes, Janis and Mann's conflict model of decision making was applied to recreational cannabis smokers who varied in their alcohol use and level of psychological distress. An online sample of recreational substance users (114 male, 119 female) completed the Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), Kessler's Psychological Distress Scale (K10), and the Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) for cannabis. Multivariate analysis of variance examined self-reported decision-making styles as a function of gender, recent cannabis use, risky alcohol consumption, and levels of psychological distress. Psychological distress was associated with lower decisional self-esteem and higher levels of procrastination and buck-passing. There were gender differences associated with cannabis use. Female cannabis users reported higher levels of hypervigilance, while male cannabis users reported lower levels of buck-passing. Although there was little indication of an avoidant decisional style in cannabis users, the results suggest that cannabis affects decisional processes, contributing to panic in females and impulsivity in males.

  13. Emotional vulnerability and coping styles for resolving decisional conflict.

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    Umeh, Kanayo; Omari-Asor, Lorraine

    2011-01-01

    This investigation supplements the study by D. Bouckenooghe, K. Vanderheyden, S. Mestdagh, and S. van Laethem (2007) on the role of cognitive dispositions in coping patterns for resolving decisional conflict. Literature suggests emotional vulnerabilities may significantly affect decision making. Thus, the present authors assessed the role of trait anxiety and depression in decision coping styles as specified by I. L. Janis and L. Mann's (1977) conflict-theory model. The participants--100 young adults--completed the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale (J. A. Taylor, 1953), Beck's Depression Inventory (A. T. Beck, R. A. Steer, & G. M. Garbin, 1988), and the Melbourne Decision-Making Questionnaire (L. Mann et al., 1998), which measures 4 coping strategies: vigilance, buck-passing, procrastination, and hypervigilance. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis, controlling for demographic and lifestyle factors, revealed trait anxiety and depression as significant predictors of procrastination and hypervigilance. Depression failed to predict buck-passing but functioned as an important moderator variable whereby trait anxiety better predicted hypervigilance in nondepressed participants. Consistent with past research, emotional dispositions failed to predict vigilance. Overall, these findings implicate emotional vulnerabilities in the quality of decision making but raise important questions about their unique and conditional effects.

  14. Development of a highly efficient conversion electron Moessbauer spectroscopy (CEMS) detector for low temperature (<20 K) measurements and tests on Fe / (Eu{sub x}Pb{sub 1-x})Te bilayers; Desenvolvimento de um detector de alta eficiencia para espectroscopia Moessbauer de eletrons de conversao (CEMS) a baixas temperaturas (<20K) e testes em bicamadas Fe / (Eu{sub x}Pb{sub 1-x})Te

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    Pombo, Carlos Jose da Silva Matos

    2006-07-01

    The {sup 57}Fe Moessbauer spectroscopy is a nuclear, non-destructive technique used for the investigation of structural, magnetic and hyperfine properties of several materials. It is a powerful tool in characterizing materials in physics, metallurgy, geology and biology field areas, especially magnetic materials, alloys and minerals containing Fe. Lately, the Conversion Electron Moessbauer Spectroscopy (CEMS) is widely used in making studies on ultra-thin magnetic films, as well as other nanostructured materials. In case of magnetic nanostructures, low temperature (LT) studies are especially important due to the possibility of dealing with superparamagnetic effects. In this work it was developed a CEMS measurement system for low temperatures (<20 K) based on a solid-state electron multiplier (Channeltron{sup R}) and an optical cryostat (Model SVT-400, Janis Research Co, USA), from which the project was originally conceived at the Applied Physics / Moessbauer spectroscopy Department from University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. The LT-CEMS system was fully built, tested and successfully applied in a preliminary characterization of Fe/(Eu{sub x}Pb{sub 1-x})Te(111) bilayers with use of a 15 angstrom, {sup 57} Fe probe layer, with reasonable results at sample temperatures as low as 8 K. (author)

  15. Cadmium accumulation and main rhizosphere characteristics of seven French marigold (Tagetes patula L.) cultivars.

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    Sun, Ruilian; Sun, Qianqian; Wang, Renqing; Cao, Lidong

    2017-10-20

    The study was conducted to determine Cd accumulation and Cd fraction in the rhizosphere soil of seven Tagetes patula cultivars (Little Hero Orange, Durango Yellow, Janie Yellow Bright, Lucifer Yellow, Hero Flame, Hongyun Red, Konghuang Yellow). T. patula cultivars showed strong tolerance and accumulation to Cd. The highest Cd concentration (273.77 mg kg -1 ) in shoots was observed in Little Hero Orange when treated with Cd100. For most cultivars, Cd treatments significantly affected rhizosphere pH values, but had a slight effect on dissolved organic carbon (DOC). pH were negatively correlated with Cd accumulation and Cd percentages in the exchangeable fraction in the rhizosphere soil of Little Hero Orange, Durango Yellow, and Konghuang Yellow. No significant correlation was observed between DOC, Cd accumulation and Cd percentage in the exchangeable fraction in the rhizosphere soil, except for Konghuang Yellow. The results suggested that pH might be related to Cd bioavailability and their uptake by T. patula. Among seven cultivars, Little Hero Orange showed the greatest pH decrease, highest shoot Cd accumulation and Cd percentage in the exchangeable fraction, suggesting the difference in pH responses to Cd levels among T. patula might be responsible for their different ability of Cd activation.

  16. KAUST Open Access policy

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    Baessa, Mohamed A.

    2017-03-07

    The transition to open access (OA) is being driven by funders, libraries, researchers and publishers around the world, and is having an impact on us all. It is inevitable that different countries, organisations and disciplines are moving at different rates towards an OA model, and it is this that we will focus on in this session. Drawing on experiences from across Europe and the Middle East we will provide perspectives from both a global publisher and institutions based in the region. Taylor & Francis take a flexible, evidence-based approach to open access, providing a choice of publication routes for our authors, and a choice of agreements for our library customers. Carolyn will outline some of the open access developments, opportunities and challenges at Taylor & Francis. The library plays a critical role in facilitating open access for their researchers, from managing a repository to providing support and information on the OA publication process to their authors. Janis Tyhurst and Dr Imad Bachir will each give an overview of how this is being managed by their institution. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion with the panel.

  17. From Risk Analysis to the Safety Case. Values in Risk Assessments. A Report Based on Interviews with Experts in the Nuclear Waste Programs in Sweden and Finland. A Report from the RISCOM II Project

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    Drottz Sjoeberg, Britt-Marie

    2004-06-01

    The report focuses on values in risk assessment, and is based on interviews with safety assessment experts and persons working at the national authorities in Sweden and Finland working in the area of nuclear waste management. The interviews contained questions related to definitions of risk and safety, standards, constraints and degrees of freedom in the work, data collections, reliability and validity of systems and the safety assessments, as well as communication between experts, and experts and non-experts. The results pointed to an increased amount of data and relevant factors considered in the analyses over time, changing the work content and process from one of risk analysis to a multifaceted teamwork towards the assessment of 'the safety case'. The multifaceted systems approach highlighted the increased importance of investigating assumptions underlying e.g. integration of diverse systems, and simplification procedures. It also highlighted the increased reliance on consensus building processes within the extended expert group, the importance of adequate communication abilities within the extended expert group, as well as the importance of transparency and communication relative the larger society. The results are discussed with reference to e.g. Janis 'groupthink' theory and Kuhns ideas of paradigmatic developments in science. It is concluded that it is well advised, in addition to the ordinary challenges of the work, to investigate also the implicit assumptions involved in the work processes to further enhance the understanding of safety assessments

  18. From under the shadows: developing awareness in a conventional market with a product less recognized

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    Nelson Barber

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Nelson Barber, Janis DonovanWhittemore School of Business, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USAAbstract: The wine industry has considered product quality as the benchmark driving ­competitiveness, with wine quality the target standard. This focus on quality exposes producers to intense price competition with consumers alternating between wines. Some research has been done on country of origin suggesting the value consumers place on specific origins goes deeper than quality and price, inferring the presence of other dimensions such as emotional, economic, and social associations. However, little has been done to determine the value consumers place on the sub-wine regions of these larger countries. This study examines dimensions of wine region brand equity, by analyzing benefits sought by consumers. Data was collected through a survey conducted in the United States which identified drivers of preferences for wine regions and relationships that may exist between those drivers and wine region preferences. The findings suggest brand equity of small wine regions results from consumer motivational factors and these factors are determinants of consumer preferences. Linking these factors to consumer, demographic and location allows for direct marketing strategies.Keywords: wine region brand equity, consumer, gender, millennial

  19. Leadership, cohesion and groupthink

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    Iurchevici Iulia

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The Groupthink Phenomenon refers to the tendency of the members of a group to reach solidarity and cohesion, the trend that makes to bypass any questions which would lead to disputes. In such cases, if the members expect counter-arguments regarding a certain issue, they avoid to raise the matter. If it is believed that a question cannot be answered – it isn’t asked. Originally, Janis the author of the term, explains this process through the environment that has been established within groups that are in the leading position, but later, puts a strong emphasis towards the tendency to maintain the unanimity of the decision of the group. As preceding conditions of this decision-making process are listed the following: the high cohesion of the group, its isolation from other external sources of information, the lack of an impartial leadership, lack of appropriate legal framework and procedures in the decision - making process, and also “homogeneity of members, background and their ideology”. The Groupthink is manifested by: Illusion of Invulnerability, Collective Rationalization, Illusion of morality, Out – Group Stereotypes, Strong pressures towards conformism, Self – Censorship, Illusions of unanimity, and the presence of “Mind Guards”. In order to understand the decisions of a group, it is important that some analysis of Groupthink to be done, because in this way, can be controlled or eliminated the communicational distortion that occurs at a time among members forming these groups.

  20. Importance and usefulness of evaluating self-esteem in children

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    Hosogi Mizuho

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Self-esteem is the "feeling of self-appreciation" and is an indispensable emotion for people to adapt to society and live their lives. For children, in particular, the environment in which they are raised contributes profoundly to the development of their self-esteem, which in turn helps them to adapt better to society. Various psychologists have provided definitions of self-esteem, and examined methods of objectively evaluating self-esteem. Questionnaire-style assessment methods for adult include Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and Janis-Field Feeling of Inadequacy Scale, and these for children include Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, Pope's 5-Scale Test of Self-Esteem for children, and Kid- KINDL®. Other methods include Ziller Social Self-Esteem Scale and Implicit Association Test. The development of children's self-esteem is heavily influenced by their environment, that is, their homes, neighborhoods, and schools. Children with damaged self-esteem are at risk of developing psychological and social problems, which hinders recovery from low self-esteem. Thus, to recover low self-esteem, it is important for children to accumulate a series of successful experiences to create a positive concept of self. Evaluating children's self-esteem can be an effective method for understanding their past and present circumstances, and useful to treat for children with psychosomatic disorders.

  1. Importance and usefulness of evaluating self-esteem in children

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    2012-01-01

    Self-esteem is the "feeling of self-appreciation" and is an indispensable emotion for people to adapt to society and live their lives. For children, in particular, the environment in which they are raised contributes profoundly to the development of their self-esteem, which in turn helps them to adapt better to society. Various psychologists have provided definitions of self-esteem, and examined methods of objectively evaluating self-esteem. Questionnaire-style assessment methods for adult include Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and Janis-Field Feeling of Inadequacy Scale, and these for children include Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, Pope's 5-Scale Test of Self-Esteem for children, and Kid- KINDL®. Other methods include Ziller Social Self-Esteem Scale and Implicit Association Test. The development of children's self-esteem is heavily influenced by their environment, that is, their homes, neighborhoods, and schools. Children with damaged self-esteem are at risk of developing psychological and social problems, which hinders recovery from low self-esteem. Thus, to recover low self-esteem, it is important for children to accumulate a series of successful experiences to create a positive concept of self. Evaluating children's self-esteem can be an effective method for understanding their past and present circumstances, and useful to treat for children with psychosomatic disorders. PMID:22433387

  2. Two Towns in the Lower Volga Region on the Mappa Mundi, 1457

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    Volkov Igor V.

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The author analyzes a medieval cartographic source – an anonymous so called Genoese World Map of 1457, which has been discussed many times, including in relevant monographs. Unfortunately, most publications contain low resolution and thus unreadable images of this map, or just drawings instead of photos. One can even fi nd some wrong dating or erroneous attribution of this map to Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli. The cartographer strived to produce a combination of data from all available sources: ancient accounts (Claudius Ptolemy, mainly, medieval ecclesiastic mappae mundi, travel accounts from Marco Polo to Nicolo Conti, and navigational portolano-charts. Sources for presentation of the Volga and Caspian Sea basin on this map are not explicitly identifi ed, because there is no explicit protograph known, and the presentation itself is seen as an independent source. The author dates information about this terrain from the rise of the Golden Horde under Uzbeg Khan (1313 – 1341 and Jani Beg (1342 – 1357 to the rise of Tamerlane (ca 1370. Two towns are shown in the Lower Volga region: Sarai (Sala and “the other Sarai” (Saraalis. Their correlation with the Selitrennoye and Tsarevskoye hillforts is not so obvious as on the maps derived from Fra Mauro’s protograph, but this correlation is most likely. This map is another source demonstrating that the idea of just one Sarai (this idea emerged in 1990s is not plausible.

  3. Revision of the Gonioctena nivosa species-group (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae) in the Holarctic region, with descriptions of two new species.

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    Cho, Hee-Wook; Kippenberg, Horst; Borowiec, Lech

    2016-01-01

    The Gonioctena nivosa species-group of the genus Gonioctena Chevrolat, 1836 is defined and reviewed. It contains six species including two new to science: Gonioctena gracilicornis (Kraatz, 1879), Gonioctena nivosa (Suffrian, 1851), Gonioctena norvegica (Strand, 1936), Gonioctena springlovae (Bechyně, 1948), Gonioctena amurensis Cho & Borowiec, sp. n. and Gonioctena jani Cho & Borowiec, sp. n. Six new synonyms are proposed: Gonioctena nivosa (= Gonioctena arctica alberta Brown, 1952, syn. n., Phytodecta linnaeana bergrothi Jacobson, 1901, syn. n., Phytodecta linnaeanus var. mutatus Achard, 1924, syn. n., Phytodecta linnaeanus var. simplex Achard, 1924, syn. n. and Phytodecta nivosa var. cedehensis Ronchetti, 1922, syn. n.) and Gonioctena norvegica (= Gonioctena janovskii Medvedev, 1976, syn. n.). Phytodecta flavicornis var. limbatipennis Achard, 1924 and Phytodecta nivosa var. bicolor Heyden, 1883 are removed from synonymy with Gonioctena nivosa (Suffrian, 1851) and are synonymized with Gonioctena flavicornis (Suffrian, 1851). Distribution maps, a key to species, color variation, geographic variation of male genitalia and host plants are provided. Ovoviviparity is newly recorded in Gonioctena gracilicornis and Gonioctena nivosa. Lectotypes are designated for Gonioctena affinis, Gonioctena arctica, Gonioctena linnaeana bergrothi and Gonioctena nivosa.

  4. Design of a multi-axis cryogenic sample manipulator for soft X-ray and VUV spectroscopy

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    Wang, D. J.; Chiu, C. C.; Cheng, C. M.

    2013-03-01

    We have designed and constructed several manipulators for cryogenic samples and soft X-ray and VUV spectra. These manipulators are compatible with ultrahigh vacuum and up to six axis motions - three translational and three angular motions. Three translational and the polar angular motions are implemented with commercial stages. The azimuthal (in the beam direction) and tilting motions are driven with separate gear trains and connected to stepping motors on the top flange (100 CF). The azimuthal angular range is about ±180°, and the tilting range is from 75° to -25° the resolution is better than 0.1°. The sample position is designed to be situated at the center of the polar and azimuthal rotation axes. The tilting axis is designed with an offset to decrease the spatial interference with the analyzer for photoemission spectra. The sample is attached to the sample holder and transferred to the cryogenic stage via a load-lock system. The sample holder is cooled with a continuous-flow cryostat (Janis ST-400) via flexible copper braids. With liquids helium and nitrogen for the cryostat, the lowest temperature of the sample holder attains 9.15 K and 82.4 K, respectively. During tests, the rate of consumption of liquid helium is less than 0.8 L/h.

  5. Perbedaan Sikap Pemilih Pemula Antara Peserta Dan Bukan Peserta “Roadshow Pendidikan Pemilu”

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    Almira Ditrya Kartikatantri

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to determine the differences in attitudes between students of D3 Communication Studies, University of Indonesia as a participant and student D3 and Political Studies Social Sciences University of Indonesia, which is not a participant ‘Roadshow Pendidikan Pemilu’ in the General Election of 2014 raised as one requirement for undergraduate exams S1 Department of Public Relations Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Padjadjaran. This study used quantitative methods, based on Persuasion Theory (Instrumental Theory of Persuasions proposed by Holland, Janis, and Kelly. The test used is the Mann-Whitney test with a descriptive analysis techniques and interferential. The results showed that there were significant differences in attitudes between the samples. Based on these results, the authors suggested that the team AyoVote fix the contents of the message to make it more structured and more interesting to be delivered to the participants, so the effect will be more significant given. Also to increase the frequency of implementation of activities, so that more people who know a variety of basic science and politics will be aware of their obligations as Indonesian people who have the right to vote to determine the future of his country. This means that the activities carried out successfully change the attitudes of participants became more positive and match the AyoVote Team expectation. Based on these results, the authors suggested that the team AyoVote fix the contents of the message to make it more structured and more interesting to be delivered to the participants, so the effect will be more significant, also to increase the frequency of implementation of activities, so the more people who know the basic politic and conscious political duty as Indonesian people who have the right to vote to determine the future of his country. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui perbedaan sikap antara mahasiswa D3 Studi Komunikasi

  6. Inflammatory mechanisms in the lung

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    B Moldoveanu

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available B Moldoveanu1, P Otmishi1, P Jani1, J Walker1,2, X Sarmiento3, J Guardiola1, M Saad1, Jerry Yu11Department of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA, 40292; 2Department of Respiratory Therapy, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, USA, 40205; 3Intensive Care Medicine Service, University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain 08916Abstract: Inflammation is the body’s response to insults, which include infection, trauma, and hypersensitivity. The inflammatory response is complex and involves a variety of mechanisms to defend against pathogens and repair tissue. In the lung, inflammation is usually caused by pathogens or by exposure to toxins, pollutants, irritants, and allergens. During inflammation, numerous types of inflammatory cells are activated. Each releases cytokines and mediators to modify activities of other inflammatory cells. Orchestration of these cells and molecules leads to progression of inflammation. Clinically, acute inflammation is seen in pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS, whereas chronic inflammation is represented by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD. Because the lung is a vital organ for gas exchange, excessive inflammation can be life threatening. Because the lung is constantly exposed to harmful pathogens, an immediate and intense defense action (mainly inflammation is required to eliminate the invaders as early as possible. A delicate balance between inflammation and anti-inflammation is essential for lung homeostasis. A full understanding of the underlying mechanisms is vital in the treatment of patients with lung inflammation. This review focuses on cellular and molecular aspects of lung inflammation during acute and chronic inflammatory states.Keywords: inflammation, lung, inflammatory mediators, cytokines

  7. Care coordination between specialty care and primary care: a focus group study of provider perspectives on strong practices and improvement opportunities

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    Full Text Available Bo Kim,1,2 Michelle A Lucatorto,3 Kara Hawthorne,4 Janis Hersh,5 Raquel Myers,6 A Rani Elwy,1,7 Glenn D Graham81Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital, Bedford, 2Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 3Office of Nursing Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, 4Chief Business Office, Purchased Care, Washington, DC, 5New England Veterans Engineering Resource Center, Boston, MA, 6SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 7Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 8Specialty Care Services (10P4E, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USAAbstract: Care coordination between the specialty care provider (SCP and the primary care provider (PCP is a critical component of safe, efficient, and patient-centered care. Veterans Health Administration conducted a series of focus groups of providers, from specialty care and primary care clinics at VA Medical Centers nationally, to assess 1 what SCPs and PCPs perceive to be current practices that enable or hinder effective care coordination with one another and 2 how these perceptions differ between the two groups of providers. A qualitative thematic analysis of the gathered data validates previous studies that identify communication as being an important enabler of coordination, and uncovers relationship building between specialty care and primary care (particularly through both formal and informal relationship-building opportunities such as collaborative seminars and shared lunch space, respectively to be the most notable facilitator of effective communication between the two sides. Results from this study suggest concrete next steps that medical facilities can take to improve care coordination, using as their basis the mutual understanding and respect developed between SCPs and PCPs through relationship-building efforts

  8. Creativity, alcohol and drug abuse: the pop icon Jim Morrison.

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    Holm-Hadulla, Rainer M; Bertolino, Alina

    2014-01-01

    Alcohol and drug abuse is frequent among performers and pop musicians. Many of them hope that alcohol and drugs will enhance their creativity. Scientific studies are scarce and conclusions limited for methodological reasons. Furthermore, extraordinary creativity can hardly be grasped by empirical-statistical methods. Thus, ideographic studies are necessary to learn from extraordinarily creative persons about the relationship of creativity with alcohol and drugs. The pop icon Jim Morrison can serve as an exemplary case to investigate the interrelation between alcohol and drug abuse and creativity. Morrison's self-assessments in his works and letters as well as the descriptions by others are analyzed under the perspective of creativity research. In the lyrics of Jim Morrison and in biographical descriptions, we can see how Jim Morrison tried to cope with traumatic events, depressive moods and uncontrolled impulses through creative activities. His talent, skill and motivation to write creatively were independent from taking alcohol and drugs. He used alcohol and drugs to transgress restrictive social norms, to broaden his perceptions and to reinforce his struggle for self-actualization. In short, his motivation to create something new and authentic was reinforced by alcohol and drugs. More important was the influence of a supportive group that enabled Morrison's talents to flourish. However, soon the frequent use of high doses of alcohol and drugs weakened his capacity to realize creative motivation. Jim Morrison is an exemplary case showing that heavy drinking and the abuse of LSD, mescaline and amphetamines damages the capacity to realize creative motivation. Jim Morrison is typical of creative personalities like Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones and Jimmy Hendrix who burn their creativity in early adulthood through alcohol and drugs. We suppose that the sacrificial ritual of their decay offers some benefits for the excited spectators. One of these is the

  9. New features and improved uncertainty analysis in the NEA nuclear data sensitivity tool (NDaST)

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    Dyrda, J.; Soppera, N.; Hill, I.; Bossant, M.; Gulliford, J.

    2017-09-01

    Following the release and initial testing period of the NEA's Nuclear Data Sensitivity Tool [1], new features have been designed and implemented in order to expand its uncertainty analysis capabilities. The aim is to provide a free online tool for integral benchmark testing, that is both efficient and comprehensive, meeting the needs of the nuclear data and benchmark testing communities. New features include access to P1 sensitivities for neutron scattering angular distribution [2] and constrained Chi sensitivities for the prompt fission neutron energy sampling. Both of these are compatible with covariance data accessed via the JANIS nuclear data software, enabling propagation of the resultant uncertainties in keff to a large series of integral experiment benchmarks. These capabilities are available using a number of different covariance libraries e.g., ENDF/B, JEFF, JENDL and TENDL, allowing comparison of the broad range of results it is possible to obtain. The IRPhE database of reactor physics measurements is now also accessible within the tool in addition to the criticality benchmarks from ICSBEP. Other improvements include the ability to determine and visualise the energy dependence of a given calculated result in order to better identify specific regions of importance or high uncertainty contribution. Sorting and statistical analysis of the selected benchmark suite is now also provided. Examples of the plots generated by the software are included to illustrate such capabilities. Finally, a number of analytical expressions, for example Maxwellian and Watt fission spectra will be included. This will allow the analyst to determine the impact of varying such distributions within the data evaluation, either through adjustment of parameters within the expressions, or by comparison to a more general probability distribution fitted to measured data. The impact of such changes is verified through calculations which are compared to a `direct' measurement found by

  10. Low self-esteem and psychiatric patients: Part I – The relationship between low self-esteem and psychiatric diagnosis

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    Silverstone, Peter H; Salsali, Mahnaz

    2003-01-01

    Background The objective of the current study was to determine the prevalence and the degree of lowered self-esteem across the spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Method The present study was carried out on a consecutive sample of 1,190 individuals attending an open-access psychiatric outpatient clinic. There were 957 psychiatric patients, 182 cases with conditions not attributable to a mental disorder, and 51 control subjects. Patients were diagnosed according to DSM III-R diagnostic criteria following detailed assessments. At screening, individuals completed two questionnaires to measure self-esteem, the Rosenberg self-esteem scale and the Janis and Field Social Adequacy scale. Statistical analyses were performed on the scores of the two self-esteem scales. Results The results of the present study demonstrate that all psychiatric patients suffer some degree of lowered self-esteem. Furthermore, the degree to which self-esteem was lowered differed among various diagnostic groups. Self-esteem was lowest in patients with major depressive disorder, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Also, there is evidence of cumulative effects of psychiatric disorders on self-esteem. Patients who had comorbid diagnoses, particularly when one of the diagnoses was depressive disorders, tended to show lower self-esteem. Conclusions Based on both the previous literature, and the results from the current study, we propose that there is a vicious cycle between low self-esteem and onset of psychiatric disorders. Thus, low self-esteem increases the susceptibility for development of psychiatric disorders, and the presence of a psychiatric disorder, in turn, lowers self-esteem. Our findings suggest that this effect is more pronounced with certain psychiatric disorders, such as major depression and eating disorders. PMID:12620127

  11. PREFACE: 7th EEIGM International Conference on Advanced Materials Research

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    Joffe, Roberts

    2013-12-01

    The 7th EEIGM Conference on Advanced Materials Research (AMR 2013) was held at Luleå University of Technology on the 21-22 March 2013 in Luleå, SWEDEN. This conference is intended as a meeting place for researchers involved in the EEIGM programme, in the 'Erasmus Mundus' Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Master programme (AMASE) and the 'Erasmus Mundus' Doctoral Programme in Materials Science and Engineering (DocMASE). This is great opportunity to present their on-going research in the various fields of Materials Science and Engineering, exchange ideas, strengthen co-operation as well as establish new contacts. More than 60 participants representing six countries attended the meeting, in total 26 oral talks and 19 posters were presented during two days. This issue of IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering presents a selection of articles from EEIGM-7 conference. Following tradition from previous EEIGM conferences, it represents the interdisciplinary nature of Materials Science and Engineering. The papers presented in this issue deal not only with basic research but also with applied problems of materials science. The presented topics include theoretical and experimental investigations on polymer composite materials (synthetic and bio-based), metallic materials and ceramics, as well as nano-materials of different kind. Special thanks should be directed to the senior staff of Division of Materials Science at LTU who agreed to review submitted papers and thus ensured high scientific level of content of this collection of papers. The following colleagues participated in the review process: Professor Lennart Walström, Professor Roberts Joffe, Professor Janis Varna, Associate Professor Marta-Lena Antti, Dr Esa Vuorinen, Professor Aji Mathew, Professor Alexander Soldatov, Dr Andrejs Purpurs, Dr Yvonne Aitomäki, Dr Robert Pederson. Roberts Joffe October 2013, Luleå Conference photograph EEIGM7 conference participants, 22 March 2013 The PDF

  12. The Fast Alternative Cryogenic Experiment Testbed

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    Nash, Alfred; Holmes, Warren

    2000-01-01

    One of the challenges in the area of cryogenics for space exploration in the next millennium is providing the capability for inexpensive, frequent, access to space. Faced with this challenge during the International Space Station (ISS) build era, when other Space Shuttle manifesting opportunities are unavailable, a "proof of concept" cryostat has been developed to demonstrate the ability to accommodate low temperature science investigations within the constraints of the Hitchhiker siderail carrier. The Hitchhiker siderail carrier is available on a "mass available" basis during the ISS build era. In fact, several hitchhiker payloads flew with the deployment of the Unity module. Hitchhiker siderail carrier payloads have historically flown an average of about four times a year. A hybrid Solid Neon - Superfluid Helium cryostat has been developed with Janis Research Company to accommodate instruments of 16.5 cm diameter and 30 cm. length. This hybrid approach was taken in part to provide adequate on-orbit lifetime for instruments with high (conducted) heat loads from the instrumentation wiring. Mass, volume, lifetime and the launch hold scenario were all design drivers. In addition, with Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, a multichannel VME architecture Germanium Resistance Thermometer (GRT) readout and heater control servo system has been developed. In a flight system, the cryostat and electronics payloads would be umbilically attached in a paired Hitchhiker siderail mount, and permit on-orbit command and telemetry capability. The results of performance tests of both the cryostat, and a helium sample instrument will be presented. The instrument features a self contained, miniaturized, nano-Kelvin resolution High Resolution Thermometer (HRT). This high level of thermal resolution is achieved through the utilization of a dc Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID). Although developed for the Low Temperature Microgravity Fundamental Physics

  13. Activities at the NEA for Dosimetry Applications

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    Henriksson, H.; Kodeli, I.

    2009-08-01

    The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that assists its member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific and technological use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The main role of the NEA is the collection, validation and distribution of basic nuclear data, computer codes covering the areas of nuclear research and engineering, and experimental data. The activities linked to dosimetry applications are described in this paper, such as those of the Working Party on international nuclear data Evaluation Co-operation (WPEC) established at the NEA to promote the exchange of nuclear data evaluations, measurements, nuclear model calculations and validation. Collection, validation, and distribution of the computer codes and nuclear data libraries will be presented and, in particular, the Joint Evaluated Fusion and Fission (JEFF) library project. For the verification of activation and transport nuclear data, as well as computational methods, several integral experimental databases are collected and distributed by the Data Bank, for example the Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive Database (SINBAD), the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments Project (ICSBEP) and the International Reactor Physics Experiments (IRPhE). Another important activity at the NEA is the collection of experimental differential nuclear reaction data for the EXFOR database. A recent WPEC project emphasizes the need for a coherent format that could be used for computer code calculations and improved validation of experimental data. JANIS is a graphical visualization tool that has been found to be useful for checking the content of EXFOR.

  14. New features and improved uncertainty analysis in the NEA nuclear data sensitivity tool (NDaST

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    Dyrda J.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Following the release and initial testing period of the NEA’s Nuclear Data Sensitivity Tool [1], new features have been designed and implemented in order to expand its uncertainty analysis capabilities. The aim is to provide a free online tool for integral benchmark testing, that is both efficient and comprehensive, meeting the needs of the nuclear data and benchmark testing communities. New features include access to P1 sensitivities for neutron scattering angular distribution [2] and constrained Chi sensitivities for the prompt fission neutron energy sampling. Both of these are compatible with covariance data accessed via the JANIS nuclear data software, enabling propagation of the resultant uncertainties in keff to a large series of integral experiment benchmarks. These capabilities are available using a number of different covariance libraries e.g., ENDF/B, JEFF, JENDL and TENDL, allowing comparison of the broad range of results it is possible to obtain. The IRPhE database of reactor physics measurements is now also accessible within the tool in addition to the criticality benchmarks from ICSBEP. Other improvements include the ability to determine and visualise the energy dependence of a given calculated result in order to better identify specific regions of importance or high uncertainty contribution. Sorting and statistical analysis of the selected benchmark suite is now also provided. Examples of the plots generated by the software are included to illustrate such capabilities. Finally, a number of analytical expressions, for example Maxwellian and Watt fission spectra will be included. This will allow the analyst to determine the impact of varying such distributions within the data evaluation, either through adjustment of parameters within the expressions, or by comparison to a more general probability distribution fitted to measured data. The impact of such changes is verified through calculations which are compared to a

  15. The professional perspective on patient involvement in the development of quality indicators: a qualitative analysis using the example of chronic heart failure in the German health care setting

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    Full Text Available Nadine Janis Pohontsch,1 Heidrun Herzberg,2 Stefanie Joos,3 Felix Welti,4 Martin Scherer,1 Eva Blozik1 1Department of Primary Medical Care, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamberg, Germany; 2Faculty of Health, Nursing, Management, Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Neubrandenburg, Germany; 3Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany; 4Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany Purpose: There is an international consensus that quality indicators (QIs of health care ought to represent patient-relevant aspects. Therefore, patient involvement in the development process is essential. However, there is no methodological gold standard for involving patients in QI development. The aim of this study is to explore experts’ views on the representation of patient-relevant aspects in the QI development process using the QIs developed in the context of the German National Disease Management Guideline for Heart Failure as an example. Methods: Semi-structured, open telephone interviews were conducted with 15 German experts (patient representatives, physicians, researchers, and methodologists involved in guideline development or quality assessment. Interview themes were the relevance of the exemplary set of QIs for patients, as well as the legitimacy of, competence of, and collaboration with the patient representative who participated in the development process. Interviews were fully transcribed and content analyzed. Deductive categories derived from the research questions were supplemented by inductively formed categories during the review of the interview material.Results: The qualitative analysis suggests a discrepancy between the guidelines’ QIs and those relevant to patients from an expert’s point of view, such as physician-patient communication and quality of counseling. Experts reported only minor communication and cooperation

  16. NEA Data Bank report to the NRDC, Vienna, 28-30 May 2001. P12

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    Request List. This involves loading the List into an ORACLE database so that online searches can be performed, but more importantly specific users can add comments to the list concerning the quoted requests. JANIS (the Java Nuclear Information System) is a computer program written to display different types of nuclear data (experimental, evaluated and processed data). The Data Bank answered one hundred and eighty (180) manual data requests in 2000. Most of these were either for copies of the CD-ROM of the JENDL-3.2 general-purpose file (90 copies) or of the JENDL/D-99 dosimetry file (70 copies), made available to the Data Bank by the JAERI Nuclear Data Centre

  17. Abstracts from Dietetic Research Event: June 8 and 9, 2017.

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    2017-09-01

    Board), Misty Rossiter (University of Prince Edward Island), Lee Rysdale (Northern Ontario School of Medicine), Pat Vanderkooy (DC), and Heather Wile (CFDR Board), who kept our research presentation sessions on time during the conference. Finally, a special thank you to Janis Randall Simpson and Michelle Naraine at CFDR for their assistance and support throughout the review process. I enjoyed interacting with many of you at the oral research presentations as we highlighted the findings from our dietetic colleagues across our country! Christina Lengyel, PhD, RD Chair, 2017 Abstracts Review Committee Associate Professor Director of the Dietetics Program Foods & Human Nutritional Sciences University of Manitoba.

  18. Climate Variability In The Euro-atlantic Sector As Simulated By Echam4

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    Menezes, I.; Corte-Real, J.; Ramos, A.; Conde, F.

    The atmosphere is a fundamental component of the climate system and its influence in local and global climates results from its composition, structure and motion. The best available tools to simulate future climates are coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs), ECHAM4 (T42 L19)[1] being a very relevant exam- ple of such a model due to its elaborated parametrizations of physical processes. The purpose of this work is twofold : (1) to assess the ability of ECHAM4 in reproducing the reference climate of 1961-1990, over the Euro-Atlantic sector (29N-71N; 67W- 59E) in terms of mean sea level pressure, surface temperature and total precipitation; (2) to evaluate the expected changes of the same climate elements in a warmer world. To attain the first goal the ECHAMSs control run output is compared with observed data obtained from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU data set)[2-5]; to achieve the second objective, the modelSs control run is compared with its transient run forced by greenhouse gases. In both cases, comparisons are made in terms of mean values, variability in space and time and extremes. References [1] E. Roeckner, K. Arpe, L. Bengtsson, M. Christoph, M. Claussen, L. Dümenil, M. Esch, M. Giorgetta, U. Schlese, and U. Schulzweida, 1996: The atmospheric gen- eral circulation model ECHAM4: Model description and simulation of present-day climate. Max Planck Institut für Meteorologie, Report No. 218, Hamburg, Germany, 90 pp. [2] M. Hulme, D. Conway, P.D. Jones, T. Jiang, E.M. Barrow, and C. Turney (1995), Construction of a 1961-90 European climatology for climate change impacts and mod- elling applications, Int. J. Climatol., 15, 1333-1363. [3] M. Hulme (1994), The cost of climate data U a European experience, Weather, 49, 168-175. [4] M. Hulme, and M.G. New (1997), Dependence of large-scale precipitation clima- tologies on temporal and spatial sampling, J. Climate, 10, 1099-1113. 1 [5] C.J. Willmot, S.M. Robeson and M.J. Janis (1996

  19. Combined aesthetic interventions for prevention of facial ageing, and restoration and beautification of face and body

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    Full Text Available Sabrina Fabi,1 Tatjana Pavicic,2 André Braz,3 Jeremy B Green,4,5 Kyle Seo,6 Jani AJ van Loghem7 1Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, CA, USA; 2Private Practice for Dermatology and Aesthetics, Munich, Germany; 3Division of the Policlínica Geral do Rio de Janeiro (PGRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 4Skin Associates of South Florida, Miami, 5University of Miami Department of Dermatology, Miami, FL, USA; 6Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea; 7Doctors Inc., Amsterdam, The Netherlands Abstract: The Merz Institute of Advanced Aesthetics Expert Summit was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 19–20 November 2016. The meeting had a distinct advisory board character and invited aesthetic practitioners from all over the world to hear an international faculty present a range of keynote lectures and conduct live injection sessions with an emphasis on recent developments in combination aesthetic interventions for face and body rejuvenation and beautification. Aging is associated with changes in bones, muscles, ligaments, adipose tissue, and skin and, moreover, involves interactions among these tissue types. To achieve the most natural and harmonious rejuvenation of the face, all changes that result from the aging process should be corrected, which generally involves treatment with more than a single agent or technology. Presentations described innovative treatment algorithms for the face and body and focused on patients’ desires for natural-looking rejuvenation and how this requires a three-dimensional approach combining products that relax the musculature, volumize, and re-drape the skin. Besides treating the aging face, these procedures are increasingly used to enhance facial features as well as to delay facial aging in younger patients. The presentations covered patients from different ethnicities as well as the treatment of non-facial areas, with a particular focus on the use of Ultherapy® for skin lifting and tightening, and new aesthetic

  20. Body after baby: a pilot survey of genital body image and sexual esteem following vaginal birth

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    Full Text Available Ruth Zielinski,1 Lisa Kane Low,1–3 Abigail R Smith,4 Janis M Miller1,3 1Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 2Department of Women’s Studies, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 4Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Objective: The aim of this study was to determine acceptability of the Vaginal Changes Sexual and Body Esteem (VSBE scale for women post childbirth and explore the association between childbirth events and sexual/body esteem.Design: This is a cross-sectional study within the Evaluating Maternal Recovery from Labor and Delivery study.Setting: This study was conducted in a community setting.Population: The study was conducted in women post first vaginal birth with birth events that posed risk factors for levator ani muscle tears.Methods: Survey, magnetic resonance images of levator ani, and physical examination were the data collected 8 months postpartum. Birth variables were collected by hospital chart review. Descriptive analysis of VSBE response rates and distribution of responses was conducted. An exploratory analysis of the potential association of demographic, birth, clinical, and magnetic resonance image characteristics with VSBE scores was conducted.Main outcome measures: The outcome measure used in this study is VSBE scale.Results: The majority of participants (97% completed the scale, with responses to most questions skewed toward positive sexual/body esteem, with the exception of sexual enjoyment, where 38% indicated some interference due to genital changes. The scale showed high internal consistency (alpha =0.93. In the exploratory analysis of potential characteristics associated with VSBE, women with episiotomies had lower sexual/body esteem compared to those who did not (median

  1. The Development of a Social Networking-Based Relatedness Intervention Among Young, First-Time Blood Donors: Pilot Study.

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    Frye, Victoria; Duffy, Louisa; France, Janis L; Kessler, Debra A; Rebosa, Mark; Shaz, Beth H; Carlson, Bruce W; France, Christopher R

    2018-04-26

    Increasing repeat blood donation behavior is a critical public health goal. According to self-determination theory, the process of developing internal motivation to give blood and an associated self-identity as a blood donor may be promoted by feelings of “relatedness” or a connection to other donors, which may be enhanced through social relations and interactions. The purpose of this report it to describe the development and pilot testing of a social networking-based (Facebook) intervention condition designed to increase feelings of relatedness via virtual social interaction and support. To develop the intervention condition content, images, text, polls, and video content were assembled. Ohio University college students (N=127) rated the content (82 images/text) presented by computer in random order using a scale of one to five on various dimensions of relatedness. Mean ratings were calculated and analyses of variance were conducted to assess associations among the dimensions. Based on these results, the relatedness intervention was adapted and evaluated for feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy among 24 first-time donors, aged 18 to 24 years, in a 30-day pilot trial. Paired t-tests were conducted to examine change over time in relatedness and connectedness. The intervention condition that was developed was acceptable and feasible. Results of the uncontrolled, preintervention, and postintervention evaluation revealed that feelings of individual-level relatedness increased significantly after the intervention. By promoting first-time blood donor relatedness, our goal is to enhance internal motivation for donating and the integration of the blood donor identity, thus increasing the likelihood of future repeat donation. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02717338; https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02717338 (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6ymHRBCwu) ©Victoria Frye, Louisa Duffy, Janis L France, Debra A Kessler, Mark Rebosa, Beth H Shaz

  2. Quantitative multiplex detection of biomarkers on a waveguide-based biosensor using quantum dots

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    Xie, Hongzhi [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mukundan, Harshini [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Jennifer S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swanson, Basil I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Anderson, Aaron S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Grace, Kevin [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    The quantitative, simultaneous detection of multiple biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity is critical for biomedical diagnostics, drug discovery and biomarker characterization [Wilson 2006, Tok 2006, Straub 2005, Joos 2002, Jani 2000]. Detection systems relying on optical signal transduction are, in general, advantageous because they are fast, portable, inexpensive, sensitive, and have the potential for multiplex detection of analytes of interest. However, conventional immunoassays for the detection of biomarkers, such as the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assays (ELISAs) are semi-quantitative, time consuming and insensitive. ELISA assays are also limited by high non-specific binding, especially when used with complex biological samples such as serum and urine (REF). Organic fluorophores that are commonly used in such applications lack photostability and possess a narrow Stoke's shift that makes simultaneous detection of multiple fluorophores with a single excitation source difficult, thereby restricting their use in multiplex assays. The above limitations with traditional assay platforms have resulted in the increased use of nanotechnology-based tools and techniques in the fields of medical imaging [ref], targeted drug delivery [Caruthers 2007, Liu 2007], and sensing [ref]. One such area of increasing interest is the use of semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) for biomedical research and diagnostics [Gao and Cui 2004, Voura 2004, Michalet 2005, Chan 2002, Jaiswal 2004, Gao 2005, Medintz 2005, So 2006 2006, Wu 2003]. Compared to organic dyes, QDs provide several advantages for use in immunoassay platforms, including broad absorption bands with high extinction coefficients, narrow and symmetric emission bands with high quantum yields, high photostablility, and a large Stokes shift [Michalet 2005, Gu 2002]. These features prompted the use of QDs as probes in biodetection [Michalet 2005, Medintz 2005]. For example, Jaiswal et al. reported long term multiple

  3. Report from the NEA Data Bank

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    2005-01-01

    The NEA Data Bank services celebrate its 40 th anniversary in 2004. During all these years, the Data Bank's primary role has been to provide scientists in member countries with reliable nuclear data and computer programs for use in different nuclear applications. The services include also Thermochemical data for radioactive waste management applications. The Data Bank organises seminars and workshops to present information on computer programs or groups of programs that are considered to be of special interest to users. Training courses on widely used computer programs are organised a few times a year to ensure a correct and effective use of these programs. The Data Bank member countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom. Users of the Data Bank services include governmental research institutes, industry and universities. By arrangement with IAEA, the Data Bank computer program service covers both Data Bank countries and member states of IAEA, except USA and Canada where a separate agreement covers nuclear data and computer program exchanges. The NEA Data Bank also maintains a close cooperation with the NEA Nuclear Science Section, which provides useful feedback on the performance of computer programs and nuclear data through a number of benchmark studies, especially in the areas of reactor and fuel cycle physics, criticality safety, and radiation shielding. This report describes the Organisation, Nuclear Data Services (EXFOR and CINDA, JANIS-2 and the Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion (JEFF) Project and JEFF-3.1). The computer program services have during its 40 years of existence distributed in total about 67 000 programs upon request. In 2003, the Data Bank acquired 70 new or revised versions of computer codes. During the same period, the NEA distributed more than

  4. Landscape and land use history of Eurajoki between 1840 and 2007: Analysis of geographical data and landscape transformation; Eurajoen maisema- ja maankaeyttoehistoria 1840-2007: paikkatietoaineistojen kaesittely ja muutosten kartoitus

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    Koistinen, T.; Kaeyhkoe, N. [Turku Univ. (Finland), Dept. of Geography and Geology, Lab. of Computer Cartography

    2011-11-15

    Posiva and the University of Turku Laboratory of Computer Cartography (UTU-LCC) agreed in 2010-2011 to conduct a joint research project about the development of the landscape of Eurajoki municipal. The project included transformation of digital historical cadastral maps into spatial data that can be analyzed and visualized with desktop GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Posiva is going to use the historical spatial data created in this project in their next Biosphere Description -report. Titta Koistinen (BSc) from the department of Geography and Geology produced and analyzed the data and docent Niina Kaeyhkoe (University of Turku), Jani Helin (MSc) and Ari Ikonen (MSc) supervised the work. The used methods and fundamental results of the project are represented in this report. The research about the transformation of the rural landscape of Eurajoki is going to continue in the Master's Thesis of Titta Koistinen. When studing scenarios and possible future landscapes of an area, the past landscape has an integral role. In addition historical maps have a key role in landscape transformation studies because they offer spatial data, information about the landscape features and land use of man, from the earlier decades and centuries. In Finland cadastral maps span as far as to the 17th century. Unfortunately this time scale covers only part of the country. Transforming of historical cartographic data into digital spatial data includes many concerns and requires caution. However when the process is conducted well, historical spatial data can provide new possibilities in analyzing, modelling and visualizing of the landscape change and dynamics. In addition transformation to digital spatial data is the only way historical landscape information can be used together with modern spatial data products. In this report the whole transformation process of the digital cadastral maps into vectorized spatial data is depicted. This includes interpritation of the used maps

  5. Motion4D-library extended

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    Müller, Thomas

    2011-06-01

    Chandrasekhar [6].HalilsoyWave: see Ref. [7].JaNeWi: Janis-Newman-Winicour metric, see Ref. [8].MinkowskiConformal: Minkowski metric in conformally rescaled coordinates.PTD_AI, PTD_AII, PTD_AIII, PTD_BI, PTD_BII, PTD_BIII, PTD_C Petrov-Type D - Levi-Civita spacetimes, see Ref. [7].PainleveGullstrand: Schwarzschild metric in Painlevé-Gullstrand coordinates, see Ref. [9].PlaneGravWave: Plane gravitational wave, see Ref. [10].SchwarzschildIsotropic: Schwarzschild metric in isotropic coordinates, see Ref. [11].SchwarzschildTortoise: Schwarzschild metric in tortoise coordinates, see Ref. [11].Sultana-Dyer: A black hole in the Einstein-de Sitter universe by Sultana and Dyer [12].TaubNUT: see Ref. [13]. The Christoffel symbols and the natural local tetrads of these new metrics are given in the Catalogue of Spacetimes, Ref. [14].To study the behavior of geodesics, it is often useful to determine an effective potential like in classical mechanics. For several metrics, we followed the Euler-Lagrangian approach as described by Rindler [10] and implemented an effective potential for a specific situation. As an example, consider the Lagrangian L=-αt˙+α-1r˙+r2φ˙ for timelike geodesics in the ϑ=π/2 hypersurface in the Schwarzschild spacetime with α=1-2m/r. The Euler-Lagrangian equations lead to the energy balance equation r˙+V(r)=k2 with the effective potential V(r)=(r-2m)(r2+h2)/r3 and the constants of motion k=αt˙ and h=r2φ˙. The constants of motion for a timelike geodesic that starts at (r=10m,φ=0) with initial direction ξ=π/4 with respect to the black hole direction and with initial velocity β=0.7 read k≈1.252 and h≈6.931. Then, from the energy balance equation we immediately obtain the radius of closest approach r≈5.927.Beside a standard Runge-Kutta fourth-order integrator and the integrators of the Gnu Scientific Library (GSL), we also implemented a standard Bulirsch-Stoer integrator.Running time: The test runs provided with the distribution require only a few

  6. PREFACE: International Conference on Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies (FM&NT2012)

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    Sternberg, Andris; Muzikante, Inta; Sarakovskis, Anatolijs; Grinberga, Liga

    2012-08-01

    Organizing Committee sincerely hopes that the Conference gave all the participants new insights into the widespread development of functional materials and nanotechnologies and would enhance the circulation of the information released at the meeting. Inta Muzikante Andris Sternberg Liga Grinberga Anatolijs Sarakovskis Conference photograph The manuscripts are published thanks to the financial support from ERAF project 'Atbalsts starptautiskas sadarbibas projektiem zinatne un tehnologijas LU Cietvielu fizikas instituta' Nr.2010/0204/2DP/2.1.1.2.0./10/APIA/VIAA/010 Sponsors Sponsors flag Sponsors logo International Organizing Committee 1. Andris Sternberg (chairperson), Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia 2. Juras Banys, Vilnius University, Lithuania 3. Gunnar Borstel, University of Osnabrück, Germany 4. Niels E Christensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark 5. Robert A Evarestov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia 6. Claes-Goran Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden 7. Dag Høvik, The Research Council of Norway, Norway 8. Marco Kirm, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia 9. Jiri Kulda, Institut Laue-Langevin, France 10. Witold Lojkowski, Institute of High Pressure Physics, Poland 11. Ergo Nommiste, University of Tartu, Estonia 12. Ingólfur Torbjörnsson, Icelandic Centre for Research, Iceland 13. Marcel H. Van de Voorde, University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands International Program Committee 1. Liga Grinberga (chairperson), Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia 2. Eugene Kotomin, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany 3. Martins Rutkis, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia 4. Inta Muzikante, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia 5. Liga Berzina-Cimdina, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics, Riga Technical University, Latvia 6. Janis Grabis, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Riga Technical University, Latvia 7. Linards Skuja

  7. Preface: Materiaux 2010

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    Cheikhrouhou, Abdelwaheb

    2012-02-01

    Ceramics, glasses, polymers Natural materials (phosphates, clay,...) Metallic materials, alloys, metallurgy,... Others (materials and environment, materials and energy, biomaterials,...) I want to thank the scientific committee, the organizing committee, the local committee and everyone who contributed to the organization of this meeting for their invaluable efforts in order to guarantee the complete success of this conference. Abdelwaheb Cheikhrouhou President of 'Tu-MRS' Chairman of the Conference 'MATERIAUX 2010' Conference photograph Committies Organizing Committee Chairman CHEIKHROUHOU Abdelwaheb (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) Members ALAYA Sahbi (Faculté des Sciences de Gabès) BENNACEUR Raouf (Faculté des Sciences de Tunis) BEN SALEM Mohamed (Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte) CHEIKHROUHOU-KOUBAA Wissem (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) EL JANI Belgacem (Faculté des Sciences de Monastir) EZZAOUIA Hatem (Centre de Recherches et de Technologies de l'Energie, Technopole de Borj Cédria) LAMLOUMI Jilani (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques de Tunis) REZIG Bahri (Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis) Local Committee Chairman CHEIKHROUHOU Abdelwaheb (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) Members CHEIKHROUHOU-KOUBAA Wissem (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) KOUBAA Mohamed (Institut Supérieur de Biotechnologie de Sfax) NJEH Anwar (Institut Préparatoire aux Etudes d'Ingénieurs de Sfax) BEN SALAH Issam (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) TAKKALI Férid (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) REGAIEG Yassin (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) OTHMANI Safa (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) MNASSRI Rafik (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) Secretariat BEN GHOZLEN Afifa (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) BOUGHARIOU Sana (Faculté des Sciences de Sfax) Scientific Committee M. ADDOU, Faculté des Sciences de Kénitra (Morocco) N. AMDOUNI, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis (Tunisia) M. BACCOUCHE, Faculté des Sciences d'Annaba (Algeria) H. BATIS, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis (Tunisia) A. BELAFHAL

  8. AAS 228: Day 4

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    Kohler, Susanna

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    began the session by explaining his new models which trace the diffusive cooling of an initial supernova shock. His team has created an open source code, the SuperNova Explosion Code or SNEC, to allow others to explore a variety of explosion properties.Janie De La Rosa then spoke about her work on observing Type IIn supernovae (those with narrow emission lines in their spectra) at ultraviolet and optical wavelengths. These wavelengths are sensitive to progenitor models and the geometry of the surrounding material.Composite image of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, using data from the Chandra X-ray telescope, NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope, and ground-based facilities. [NASA/CXC/SAO]Following the exploration of progenitor geometry, Douglas C. Leonard spoke about his work in hunting for polarization in type IIP supernovae (those with long, plateaued light curves). A high degree of polarization implies asymmetry in the explosion itself, and he has been able to find such asymmetry in a number of type IIP supernovae. He pointed out that bubble-like structure (like what we see in the beautiful supernova remnant Cassiopeia A) might explain the polarization as well. Switching gears, Karri Kolijonen spoke about an interesting X-ray binary (a binary consistent of a compact object and star that emits strongly in X-rays) known as GS 1354-64. This pair has an extremely short orbital period of just two and a half days! He explained how an instability in the black holes accretion disk might explain a recent outburst in the system.Thomas Pannuti explained the basic morphologies of supernova remnants: shell, composite, and mixed. He has taken extensive, multiwavelength images of a mixed remnant known as W28 from radio through X-ray wavelengths. He notes that the radio masers in the remnant are offset from the X-ray light, although the significance of this is still an open question.Finally, Maria Dainotti wrapped up the session with a discussion of long duration GRBs as standard

  9. EDITORIAL The 17th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics

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    Man'ko, Margarita A.

    2011-02-01

    ), held at the University of Turku, are also available (2010 Phys. Scr. T140). The 18th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics (CEWQO11) will be held in Madrid, Spain on 30 May--3 June 2011. It will be chaired by Professor Luis Lorenzo Sanchez Soto from the Complutense University of Madrid. List of Papers The 17th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics in St Andrews, Scotland Ulf Leonhardt and Natalia Korolkova Double self-Kerr scheme for optical Schrödinger-cat state preparation P Adam, Z Darázs, T Kiss and M Mechler Relations between scaling transformed Husimi functions, Wigner functions and symplectic tomograms describing corresponding physical states V A Andreev, D M Davidović, L D Davidović and M D Davidović Entanglement dynamics of two independent cavity-embedded quantum dots B Bellomo, G Compagno, R Lo Franco, A Ridolfo and S Savasta Dynamical stabilization of spin systems in time-dependent magnetic fields Yu V Bezvershenko, P I Holod and A Messina Entanglement dynamics of a bipartite system in squeezed vacuum reservoirs Smail Bougouffa and Awatif Hindi On Wheeler's delayed-choice Gedankenexperiment and its laboratory realization M Božić, L Vušković, M Davidović and Á S Sanz A smooth, holographically generated ring trap for the investigation of superfluidity in ultracold atoms Graham D Bruce, James Mayoh, Giuseppe Smirne, Lara Torralbo-Campo and Donatella Cassettari Parametric amplification of the classical field in cavities with photoexcited semiconductors V V Dodonov Mutually unbiased bases: tomography of spin states and the star-product scheme S N Filippov and V I Man'ko Quantum trajectory model for photon detectors and optoelectronic devices Teppo Häyrynen, Jani Oksanen and Jukka Tulkki Entanglement in two-mode continuous variable open quantum systems Aurelian Isar A classical field comeback? The classical field viewpoint on triparticle entanglement Andrei Khrennikov Experimental investigation of the enhancement factor and the cross