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  1. [Seguro popular: achievements and perspectives].

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    Chertorivski-Woldenberg, Salomón

    2011-01-01

    Healthcare systems are organized following one of two basic models: social security systems, which link access to health services to labor status, and national health systems, which grant access to health as a citizen's right. Mexico adopted, since the institutionalization of social security and healthcare services in 1943, a mixed system. Social security institutions covered the salaried workers and public assistance was granted to the remaining of the population. At the beginning of the XXI century the Mexican health system entered a crisis as the conditions to expand health coverage through social security were not met and public assistance services were insufficient. In order to address these developments, the Healthcare Social Protection System was founded (2004) as a mechanism to effectively guarantee every person's right to health as established after the constitutional amendment of article fourth in 1983. Seguro Popular is the mechanism that through federal and states' contributions seeks to financially protect the population without access to social security's health services, and thus prevent impoverishment due to out of pocket and catastrophic health expenditures.

  2. Derivados vinculados al seguro.

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    De Paz Cobo, Sonia

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo la presentación de los derivados financieros como instrumentos de cobertura de los riesgos del seguro, así como de los principales proyectos que se desarrollan a través de los mismos, como por ejemplo los derivados sobre el clima. Hay que tener presente las pérdidas multimillonarias ocasionadas en casos como el de la banca Baring’s, o el de Orange County, por citar algunas, que si bien ciertos autores afirman que están en relación directa con el uso de estos productos, no podemos olvidar que los instrumentos derivados se desarrollaron con el objetivo principal de proteger al usuario de la posible volatilidad del activo subyacente. Ya en la industria aseguradora los derivados vinculados a tal actividad son instrumentos donde el pago se condiciona a la ocurrencia de su suceso de siniestro, o serie de sucesos múltiples que disparen las pérdidas. Tras el repaso efectuado y la descripción que este tipo de instrumentos puede tener en la gestión del riesgo por parte de la industria aseguradora, concluiremos con la exposición de las relaciones con el reaseguro tradicional así como una breve referencia al futuro de este tipo de instrumentos

  3. Surtimiento de recetas a los afiliados al Seguro Popular de Salud de México Dispensing prescriptions to persons affiliated with Popular Health Insurance in Mexico

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    Francisco Garrido-Latorre

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Medir y comparar el porcentaje de recetas surtidas completamente a los usuarios de servicios ambulatorios y de los hospitales generales de los Servicios Estatales de Salud de México (SESA afiliados y no afiliados al Seguro Popular de Salud (SPS según condición de aseguramiento, además de medir la satisfacción de los usuarios de los SESA con el acceso a los medicamentos. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: La información del estudio procede de cuatro encuestas de unidades ambulatorias y hospitalarias de los SESA que contaron con muestras probabilísticas de representatividad estatal. Las muestras de las unidades ambulatorias se seleccionaron mediante estratificación por nivel de atención y por condición de pertenencia a la red de servicios del SPS. RESULTADOS: Los hallazgos indican que el porcentaje de recetas completamente surtidas ha mejorado en las unidades ambulatorias de los SESA, sobre todo en aquellas que ofrecen servicios a los afiliados al SPS y que alcanzan porcentajes de casi 90%. Estos porcentajes, sin embargo, siguen siendo inferiores a los de las unidades ambulatorias de las instituciones de seguridad social. Los porcentajes de recetas surtidas en las unidades hospitalarias de los SESA también han mejorado, pero siguen siendo relativamente bajos. En casi todas las entidades federativas, conforme se ha incrementado el porcentaje de surtimiento completo de recetas, ha aumentado la satisfacción de los usuarios con el acceso a los medicamentos. CONCLUSIONES: En 2006, más de 50% de las entidades federativas presentaron altos niveles de surtimiento completo de recetas entre los afiliados al SPS (>90%. El mayor problema en este sentido se encuentra en los hospitales, ya que sólo 44% de los usuarios que recibieron una prescripción en los hospitales de los SESA en 2006 obtuvieron el surtimiento completo de sus recetas. Este hallazgo obliga a revisar la política de medicamentos del SPS, que ha privilegiado la inclusión de claves de

  4. Impacto del tamaño de las familias afiliadas al Seguro Popular de Salud de México, experiencia 2004-2006 Impact of size of families in Mexico's Popular Health Insurance Program

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    José Enrique Pérez-Salvador

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar el tamaño promedio de las familias del Seguro Popular de Salud (SPS e identificar las variables que mejor predicen la afiliación unipersonal. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se comparan tamaños promedios de familias según los Padrones 2004 a 2006 del SPS y otras fuentes. Se ajustan modelos logísticos para identificar las variables explicativas de la afiliación como familia unipersonal. RESULTADOS: Las familias del SPS en promedio tienen un miembro menos respecto de otras fuentes. Los modelos logísticos indican que cuanto más reciente es el año de afiliación tanto mayor es la probabilidad de afiliarse como familia unipersonal CONCLUSIONES: El menor número de miembros por familia afiliada implica un sobrefinanciamiento al SPS. Se recomienda cambiar la unidad de financiamiento hacia la persona, para apoyar el sostenimiento financiero y operativo del SPS en el mediano y largo plazos.OBJECTIVE: To compare the average size of families affiliated with Popular Health Insurance (SPS, abbrev. in Spanish and identify variables that best predict single-person affiliation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Average sizes of families in the SPS are compared using 2004-2006 enrollment records and other sources. Logistic models are used to identify explanatory variables for affiliation as a single-person family. RESULTS: SPS families on average are composed of one member less in comparison with other sources. The logistic models indicate that the more recent the affiliation year the more probable is affiliation as a single-person family. CONCLUSIONS: The smaller number of family members implies an over-financing by the SPS. It is recommended to change the unit of financing to the individual to help the operational and financial sustainability of the SPS over the mid- to long-term.

  5. EVALUACIÓN DEL PROGRAMA DEL SEGURO POPULAR DEL 2002 AL 2005. Impacto en la utilización de servicios médicos, en el gasto en salud y en el mercado laboral.

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    Erika Arenas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo examina el impacto del Seguro Popular ( SP en la utilización de servi - cios de salud, en el gasto de los hogares en salud y en el mercado laboral. El análisis se realiza por género y origen de la población (urbano y rural utilizando datos longi - tudinales de la Encuesta Nacional sobre Niveles de Vida de los Hogares ( ENNViH , y el método de emparejamiento de marcadores de propensión. En general, se observa que el SP no ha tenido un impacto en el número de hospitalizaciones y consultas externas, con excepción de las mujeres de origen urbano. El análisis por institución muestra que el SP ha provocado un incremento en la consulta ofrecida en estable - cimientos de la Secretaría de Salud ( SSA en poblaciones urbanas. Adicionalmente, se observa que el SP ha tenido un impacto negativo en la cobertura del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social ( IMSS y en el empleo formal de las mujeres de origen urbano, y de los hombres de origen rural. En el ámbito del hogar, no se encuentra ningún impacto en el gasto en salud.

  6. Universitat popular al Cabanyal

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    Ribés Granell, Juan Miguel

    2012-01-01

    La intención es dotar al barrio de un gran espacio verde y de un edificio de interés para los vecinos que enriquezca al Cabanyal, ya que actualmente se encuentra en proceso de degradación. Se pretende desarrollar un proyecto que signifique una mejora en la predisposición del visitante, cubriendo sus necesidades. Al mismo tiempo, se busca crear un espacio arquitectónico que mejore la relación entre las actividades que incluye y su entorno. El proyecto está condicionado por cuatro aspectos fund...

  7. Mexico's Seguro Popular Appears To Have Helped Reduce The Risk Of Preterm Delivery Among Women With Low Education.

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    Strouse, Carly; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Lahiff, Maureen; Walsh, Julia; Guendelman, Sylvia

    2016-01-01

    Beginning in 2001 Mexico established Seguro Popular, a health insurance scheme aimed at providing coverage to its large population of uninsured people. While recent studies have evaluated the health benefits of Seguro Popular, evidence on perinatal health outcomes is lacking. We conducted a population-based study using Mexican birth certificate data for 2010 to assess the relationship between enrollment in Seguro Popular and preterm delivery among first-time mothers with singleton births in Mexico. Seguro Popular enrollees with no formal education had a far greater reduction in risk of preterm delivery, while enrollees with any formal education experienced only slight reduction in risk, after maternal age, marital status, education level, mode of delivery, and trimester in which prenatal care was initiated were controlled for. Seguro Popular appears to facilitate access to health services among mothers with low levels of education, reducing their risk for preterm delivery. Providing broad-scale health insurance coverage may help improve perinatal health outcomes in this vulnerable population. Project HOPE—The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

  8. Recommendations to improve healthcare of neonates with respiratory insufficiency beneficiaries of Seguro Popular Recomendaciones para mejorar el cuidado de la salud de neonatos con insuficiencia respiratoria beneficiarios del Seguro Popular

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    Luis Jasso-Gutiérrez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the structure and processes of care of neonatal intensive care units (NICU providing health care to neonates with respiratory insufficiency, and financed by Seguro Popular. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used; 21 NICU were included. Information was collected from four sources: Seguro Popular database, self-applicable interviews to medical staff, structure and processes format, and reviews of clinical charts. Variables: structure, processes of care, drug supplies, training, and neonates' clinical conditions. RESULTS: The analysis of the database included 9 679 newborns. The respiratory disorders were transitory tachypnea, non-specific respiratory insufficiency, respiratory distress syndrome, (RDS perinatal asphyxia, and meconium aspiration syndrome. 90% of NICU'S directors considered that drug supply was good, whereas only 16% of neonatologist had this opinion. 58.5% of neonates with RDS had OBJETIVO: Evaluar infraestructura y procesos en las unidades de cuidado intensivo neonatal (NICU de tercer nivel que atienden neonatos con insuficiencia respiratoria financiados por el Seguro Popular. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Formatos validados de: infraestructura; procesos de atención; surtimiento de medicamentos; opinión de médicos y revisión de expedientes clínicos. RESULTADOS: Taquipnea transitoria, insuficiencia respiratoria no especificada y síndrome de dificultad respiratoria (RDS, fueron los más frecuentes. Algunas NICU no tenían neonatólogos o residentes. El surtimiento de medicamentos fue bueno en opinión de 90% de los jefes y de 16% de médicos del staff. El 58.5 % de neonatos con RDS tuvieron <37 semanas de gestación. Recibieron surfactante 34.2% de neonatos con RDS y en 51% la dosis fue superior a la recomendada. La condición al arribar a la NICU fue grave en 89.6%. La mortalidad por RDS fue 14%. CONCLUSIONES: Se emiten recomendaciones de mejora en aspectos de infraestructura y de procesos.

  9. Estudio cualitativo sobre la atención médica a los enfermos crónicos en el Seguro Popular A qualitative study on health care to chronically ill people in Popular Health Insurance program

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    Luis Eduardo Hernández-Ibarra

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Examinar la atención médica que brinda el Seguro Popular a los enfermos crónicos en México, desde la perspectiva de quienes padecen las enfermedades y también de los profesionales de la salud. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo un estudio cualitativo en la ciudad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, donde se entrevistó a 40 enfermos crónicos y a 14 profesionales sanitarios de primer nivel; posteriormente, se realizó un análisis crítico del discurso. RESULTADOS: El Seguro Popular ha significado ganancias y pérdidas para los participantes. Los enfermos lo valoran positivamente al considerarlo un regalo, mas no un derecho social. Sus carencias económicas y de recursos les impiden acceder a la atención médica, obtener medicamentos y realizarse estudios de laboratorio, también generándose relaciones conflictivas con los profesionales. CONCLUSIÓN: Los propósitos del Seguro Popular distan de lograrse en la atención a los enfermos crónicos. El Seguro tendría que ser objeto de análisis, y otorgar prioridad a la perspectiva de los enfermos y del personal de salud operativo.OBJECTIVE: To examine health care provided to chronically ill people in the Popular Health Insurance (Seguro Popular from the perspective of patients and health professionals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A qualitative study was carried out in Guadalajara, Mexico. 40 chronically ill people, and 14 health professionals of primary health centers participated in the study. Information was gathered using semi-structured interviews; critical discourse analysis was carried out. RESULTS: Seguro Popular has meant gains and losses to participants. Cronically ill people value it positively since it is perceived as a gift, not a social right. Some obstacles impede participants accessing health care, obtaining medications and analysis. Conflictive relations also cause tensions between patients and health professionals. CONCLUSION: The initial goals of Seguro Popular are

  10. [Effect of Seguro Popular on health expenditure in Mexican households ten years after its implementation].

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    Ávila-Burgos, Leticia; Serván-Mori, Edson; Wirtz, Verónica J; Sosa-Rubí, Sandra G; Salinas-Rodríguez, Aarón

    2013-01-01

    To estimate the effect of Seguro Popular Program (SP) on the probability of health spending (HE), the excessive expenditure on health (EEH) and the amount of health spending. Materials and methods. Cross-sectional analysis was carried out using data from the ENSANUT 2012. Propensity score matching was used to estimate the effect of SP (n=12.250). We estimated the average effect on SP homes (treated) and differences in median spending. SP reduces the likelihood of HE in 3.6 and 7.1% in households with patients diagnosed with DM and/or hypertension, respectively. The reduction in EEH was 36% at national level. This reduction was 46.5 and 41.7% among households with hospitalized patients and those reporting a sick member. SP has a positive effect, protecting households from having either HE or EEH among those with greater health needs. However, there are still some challenges for the SP, which include improving access to services for low-income population.

  11. Access to Medicines by Seguro Popular Beneficiaries: Pending Tasks towards Universal Health Coverage.

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    Servan-Mori, Edson; Heredia-Pi, Ileana; Montañez-Hernandez, Julio; Avila-Burgos, Leticia; Wirtz, Veronika J

    2015-01-01

    In the context of aiming to achieve universal health coverage in Mexico, this study compares access to prescribed medicines (ATPM) between Seguro Popular (SP) and non-SP affiliated outpatient health service users. ATPM by 6,123 users of outpatient services was analyzed using the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2012. Adjusted bi-probit models were performed incorporating instrumental variables. 17.3% of SP and 10.1% of the non-SP population lacked ATPM. Two-thirds of all outpatient SP and 18.5% of all outpatient non-SP received health services at Ministry of Health facilities, among whom, 64.6 and 53.6% of the SP and non-SP population respectively reported ATPM at these facilities. Lack of medicines in health units, chronic health problems (compared to acute conditions) and prescription ≥3 medicines were risk factors for non-ATPM. Adjusted models suggest that when using Ministry of Health services, the SP population has a higher probability of ATMP compared to the non-SP population. Given the aspirations of achieving universal health coverage in Mexico, it is important to increase ATPM in Ministry of Health facilities thereby ensuring basic rights to health care are met.

  12. Access to Medicines by Seguro Popular Beneficiaries: Pending Tasks towards Universal Health Coverage.

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    Edson Servan-Mori

    Full Text Available In the context of aiming to achieve universal health coverage in Mexico, this study compares access to prescribed medicines (ATPM between Seguro Popular (SP and non-SP affiliated outpatient health service users.ATPM by 6,123 users of outpatient services was analyzed using the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2012. Adjusted bi-probit models were performed incorporating instrumental variables.17.3% of SP and 10.1% of the non-SP population lacked ATPM. Two-thirds of all outpatient SP and 18.5% of all outpatient non-SP received health services at Ministry of Health facilities, among whom, 64.6 and 53.6% of the SP and non-SP population respectively reported ATPM at these facilities. Lack of medicines in health units, chronic health problems (compared to acute conditions and prescription ≥3 medicines were risk factors for non-ATPM. Adjusted models suggest that when using Ministry of Health services, the SP population has a higher probability of ATMP compared to the non-SP population.Given the aspirations of achieving universal health coverage in Mexico, it is important to increase ATPM in Ministry of Health facilities thereby ensuring basic rights to health care are met.

  13. The impact of Popular Health Insurance “Seguro Popular”on diabetes mortality in Mexico, 1999-2014

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    Eduardo Hernández-Garduño

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Dear editor: Diabetes mellitus (DMhas been the first cause of death in females  and the second  cause in males since 2003 in Mexicans aged 20 to 79.1 A study from 1980 to 1999 showed that the age-standardized mortality rate of DM (ASMR in Mexico increased dramatically parallel to ratesof obesity.2 In 2004, half of Mexicans had no health insurance and the Popular Health Insurance or “Seguro Popular” (SP was introduced3 extending health insurance nationwide mainly for the poor. Among other diseases, SP covers free diagnostics, hospitalization and medical treatmentfor DM. By 2015, 57.1 million people in the country were enrolled in SP.4 In this letter we report the annual percent change (APC of DM’s ASMR from 1999 to 2014 in Mexicans aged 20 to 79 to determine whether the introduction of SP in 2004 has impacted DM mortality.

  14. Política de asignación de recursos del Seguro Popular: análisis y recomendaciones

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    Gabriel Martínez

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir los mecanismos de asignación y compra del Seguro Popular, la forma en que operan y los controles que se dan sobre ellos. Discutir esquemas de incentivos que mejoren el desempeño en general, fortalezcan la atención primaria y mejoren el acceso a los hospitales de especialidades. Material y métodos. Se evalúan las reformas de 2014 a la Ley General de Salud para entender su intención, que es fortalecer los sistemas estatales y la relación con la autoridad federal. Se discuten opciones para que los mecanismos de asignación incentiven mejor la atención primaria y el acceso a los tratamientos de especialidades para avanzar hacia mejores garantías de acceso a los servicios de salud. Conclusiones. Para convertir a los Regímenes Estatales de Protección Social en Salud en agentes para la expansión de los servicios debe superarse el enfoque programático para lograr una relación más eficaz entre la Federación y los Estados.

  15. [Dispensing prescriptions to persons affiliated with the Seguro Popular de Salud de México].

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    Garrido-Latorre, Francisco; Hernández-Llamas, Héctor; Gómez-Dantés, Octavio

    2008-01-01

    Measure and compare the percentage of prescriptions fully dispensed to persons with and without Popular Health Insurance (SPS in Spanish) who use ambulatory and general hospital services associated with the Mexico State Health Services (SESA in Spanish), and taking into account insurance status. SESA user satisfaction was also measured with respect to access to medication. Information for the study was taken from four surveys of SESA ambulatory and hospital units that included probabilistic samples with state representativity. Samples of ambulatory units were selected by stratification according to level of care and association to the SPS service network. The findings indicate that the percentage of prescriptions fully dispensed in SESA ambulatory units has improved, reaching approximately 90%, especially among those units offering services to persons affiliated with SPS. Nevertheless, these percentages continue to be lower than those of ambulatory units associated with social security institutions. Percentages of prescriptions fully dispensed have also improved in SESA hospital units, but continue to be relatively low. In nearly all states, as the percentage of prescriptions fully dispensed has increased, user satisfaction with access to medication has also improved. In 2006 more than 50% of the states had high levels of fully dispensed prescriptions among persons with SPS (> or =90%). The more significant problem exists among hospitals, since only 44% of users who received a prescription in SESA hospitals in 2006 had their prescriptions fully dispensed. This finding requires a review of SPS medication policies, which have favored highly prescribed low-cost medications at ambulatory services at the expense of higher cost and more therapeutically effective medications for hospital care, the latter having a greater impact on household budgets.

  16. Evaluación inicial del seguro popular sobre el gasto catastrófico en salud en méxico

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    Hernández-Torres, Jinneth; Avila-Burgos, Leticia; Valencia-Mendoza, Atanacio; Poblano-Verástegui, Ofelia

    2008-01-01

    Objetivo Estimar el resultado inicial del Seguro Popular de Salud (SPS) sobre elgasto catastrófico en salud (GC) de los hogares. Adicionalmente se estimó la relación de otros factores de importancia sobre el GC.Material y métodos Estudio transversal a partir de la Encuesta de Evaluación del Seguro Popular levantada en los estados de Colima y Campeche en el segundo semestre del año 2002. El estudio se llevó a cabo en el primer semestre del año 2005. Se estimó primero la relación del SPS y otra...

  17. Understanding the dynamics of the Seguro Popular de Salud policy implementation in Mexico from a complex adaptive systems perspective.

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    Nigenda, Gustavo; González-Robledo, Luz María; Juárez-Ramírez, Clara; Adam, Taghreed

    2016-05-13

    In 2003, Mexico's Seguro Popular de Salud (SPS), was launched as an innovative financial mechanism implemented to channel new funds to provide health insurance to 50 million Mexicans and to reduce systemic financial inequities. The objective of this article is to understand the complexity and dynamics that contributed to the adaptation of the policy in the implementation stage, how these changes occurred, and why, from a complex and adaptive systems perspective. A complex adaptive systems (CAS) framework was used to carry out a secondary analysis of data obtained from four SPS's implementation evaluations. We first identified key actors, their roles, incentives and power, and their responses to the policy and guidelines. We then developed a causal loop diagram to disentangle the feedback dynamics associated with the modifications of the policy implementation which we then analyzed using a CAS perspective. Implementation variations were identified in seven core design features during the first 10 years of implementation period, and in each case, the SPS's central coordination introduced modifications in response to the reactions of the different actors. We identified several CAS phenomena associated with these changes including phase transitions, network emergence, resistance to change, history dependence, and feedback loops. Our findings generate valuable lessons to policy implementation processes, especially those involving a monetary component, where the emergence of coping mechanisms and other CAS phenomena inevitably lead to modifications of policies and their interpretation by those who implement them. These include the difficulty of implementing strategies that aim to pool funds through solidarity among beneficiaries where the rich support the poor when there are no incentives for the rich to do so. Also, how resistance to change and history dependence can pose significant challenges to implementing changes, where the local actors use their significant power

  18. Impacto del Seguro Popular en el gasto catastrófico y de bolsillo en el México rural y urbano, 2005–2008

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    Sosa-Rubí, Sandra G; Salinas-Rodríguez, Aarón; Galárraga, Omar

    2016-01-01

    Objetivo Estimar el efecto del Seguro Popular (SP) sobre la incidencia del gasto catastrófico en salud (GCS) y sobre el gasto de bolsillo en salud (GBS) en el mediano plazo. Material y métodos Con base en la Encuesta de Evaluación del Seguro Popular (2005–2008), se analizaron los resultados del efecto del SP en la cohorte rural para dos años de seguimiento (2006 y 2008) y en la cohorte urbana para un año (2008). Resultados A nivel conglomerado no se detectaron efectos del SP. A nivel hogar se encontró que el SP tiene un efecto protector en el GCS y en el GBS en consulta externa y hospitalización en zonas rurales; y efectos significativos en la reducción de GBS en consulta externa en zonas urbanas. Conclusiones El SP se muestra como un programa efectivo para proteger a los hogares contra gastos de bolsillo por motivos de salud en el mediano plazo. PMID:22282205

  19. Impacto del Seguro Popular en el gasto catastrófico y de bolsillo en el México rural y urbano, 2005-2008 Impact of “Seguro Popular” on catastrophic and out-of-pocket health expenditures in rural and urban Mexico, 2005-2008

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    Sandra G Sosa-Rubí; Aarón Salinas-Rodríguez; Omar Galárraga

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO. Estimar el efecto del Seguro Popular (SP) sobre la incidencia del gasto catastrófico en salud (GCS) y sobre el gasto de bolsillo en salud (GBS) en el mediano plazo. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Con base en la Encuesta de Evaluación del Seguro Popular (2005-2008), se analizaron los resultados del efecto del SP en la cohorte rural para dos años de seguimiento (2006 y 2008) y en la cohorte urbana para un año (2008). RESULTADOS. A nivel conglomerado no se detectaron efectos del SP. A nivel hogar...

  20. [Cost-effectiveness analysis of an alternative for the provision of primary health care for beneficiaries of Seguro Popular in Mexico].

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    Figueroa-Lara, Alejandro; González-Block, Miguel A

    2016-01-01

    To estimate the cost-effectiveness ratio of public and private health care providers funded by Seguro Popular. A pilot contracting primary care health care scheme in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico, was evaluated through a population survey to assess quality of care and detection decreased of vision. Costs were assessed from the payer perspective using institutional sources.The alternatives analyzed were a private provider with capitated and performance-based payment modalities, and a public provider funded through budget subsidies. Sensitivity analysis was performed using Monte Carlo simulations. The private provider is dominant in the quality and cost-effective detection of decreased vision. Strategic purchasing of private providers of primary care has shown promising results as an alternative to improving quality of health services and reducing costs.

  1. [Impact of "Seguro Popular" on catastrophic and out-of-pocket health expenditures in rural and urban Mexico, 2005-2008].

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    Sosa-Rubí, Sandra G; Salinas-Rodríguez, Aarón; Galárraga, Omar

    2011-01-01

    To estimate the effect of "Seguro Popular" (SP) on the incidence of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) and out-of-pocket (OOP) health expenditure in the medium term. We used the 'Encuesta de Evaluación del SP' --SP Survey Evaluation-- (2005-2008). We analyzed the SP effect on the rural cohort during two years of follow-up (2006 and 2008) and in the urban cohort during one year of follow-up (2008). At the local level (regional clusters) we did not find an effect of the SP. At the household level we found a protective effect of SP on CHE and the OOP health payments in outpatient and hospitalization in rural areas; and a significant effect on the reduction of OOP health payments in outpatient services in urban zones. SP seems to be an effective program to protect poor household against out-of-pocket health expenditures in the medium term.

  2. Reformas de pensiones y determinantes de la afiliación al seguro social de largo plazo en Bolivia

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    José Luis Evia Vizcarra

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En 1996 el sistema de reparto estaba quebrado. La refor ma de pensiones deese año cambió el sistema de manera importante. En el presente trabajo seana li za las ra zo nes por las cua les el an ti guo sis te ma es ta ba en quie bra a me -dia dos de los años no ven ta; así como las ca rac te rís ti cas del nue vo sis te ma depensiones, los incentivos que incluye para aumentar la cobertura del Siste -ma de Seguridad Social Obligatorio (SSO y los ries gos a los que está ex pues -to, con particular hincapié en el de insolvencia fiscal.La cobertura del seguro social obligatorio de largo plazo ha sido reduciday si bien el nuevo sistema aumenta dicha cobertura, ésta ha permanecido enun por cen ta je muy bajo de ocu pa dos. Se es ti ma una fun ción probit pa raidentificar los determinantes de la probabilidad de estar asegurado antes ydes pués de la re for ma, en la que se en con tró que al gu nas va ria bles co mo lasho ras tra ba ja das por día, la an ti güe dad en el em pleo y el gé ne ro de la per so -na dejan de ser relevantes para determinar la probabilidad de estar asegu -ra do des pués de la in tro duc ción de la re for ma.

  3. Sistema de Protección Social en Salud y calidad de la atención de hipertensión arterial y diabetes mellitus en centros de salud Quality of health care for diabetic and hipertensive patients in primary care settings servicing Mexican Seguro Popular

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    Maki E Ortiz-Domínguez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Medir la calidad técnica de la atención a pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (DM e hipertensión arterial (HAS en los centros de salud (CS de los Servicios Estatales de Salud de México, al comparar su desempeño según condición de acreditación al Seguro Popular (SP. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Estudio transversal realizado en 2008. Durante el año previo fue recolectado el historial de atención de 5 444 expedientes de pacientes con DM y 5 827 con HAS. Se determinaron los factores asociados al buen control metabólico de DM (glucosaOBJECTIVE. To assess health care quality provided to type-2 diabetic and hypertensive patients in primary care settings from the Mexican Ministry of Health and to evaluate whether accredited clinics providing services to the Mexican Seguro Popular performed better in terms of metabolic control of those patients compared to the non-accredited. MATERIAL AND METHODS. Cross-sectional study performed on 2008. Previous year clinical measures were obtained from 5 444 diabetic and 5 827 hypertensive patient's clinical records. Adequate metabolic control (glucose <110 mg/dl for diabetes and blood pressure <140/90 mmHg for hypertension associated factors were assessed by multiple-multilevel logistic regression methods. RESULTS. Patients attending accredited clinics were more likely to be controlled, however, metabolic control was not constant over time of accreditation. CONCLUSIONS. Additional efforts are required to monitor accredited clinics' performance in order to maintain both metabolic control and clinical assessment of patients.

  4. Impacto del Seguro Popular en el gasto catastrófico y de bolsillo en el México rural y urbano, 2005-2008 Impact of “Seguro Popular” on catastrophic and out-of-pocket health expenditures in rural and urban Mexico, 2005-2008

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    Sandra G Sosa-Rubí

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Estimar el efecto del Seguro Popular (SP sobre la incidencia del gasto catastrófico en salud (GCS y sobre el gasto de bolsillo en salud (GBS en el mediano plazo. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Con base en la Encuesta de Evaluación del Seguro Popular (2005-2008, se analizaron los resultados del efecto del SP en la cohorte rural para dos años de seguimiento (2006 y 2008 y en la cohorte urbana para un año (2008. RESULTADOS. A nivel conglomerado no se detectaron efectos del SP. A nivel hogar se encontró que el SP tiene un efecto protector en el GCS y en el GBS en consulta externa y hospitalización en zonas rurales; y efectos significativos en la reducción de GBS en consulta externa en zonas urbanas. CONCLUSIONES. El SP se muestra como un programa efectivo para proteger a los hogares contra gastos de bolsillo por motivos de salud en el mediano plazo.OBJECTIVE. To estimate the effect of "Seguro Popular" (SP on the incidence of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE and out-of-pocket (OOP health expenditure in the medium term. MATERIAL AND METHODS. We used the 'Encuesta de Evaluación del SP' -SP Survey Evaluation- (2005-2008. We analyzed the SP effect on the rural cohort during two years of follow-up (2006 and 2008 and in the urban cohort during one year of follow-up (2008. RESULTS. At the local level (regional clusters we did not find an effect of the SP. At the household level we found a protective effect of SP on CHE and the OOP health payments in outpatient and hospitalization in rural areas; and a significant effect on the reduction of OOP health payments in outpatient services in urban zones. CONCLUSIONS. SP seems to be an effective program to protect poor household against out-of-pocket health expenditures in the medium term.

  5. Ausentismo y producción: el esquema de ajuste de primas por siniestralidad observada aplicado al seguro de salud en Francia

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    Sébastien Ménard

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analizan los efectos de la introducción de un esquema de ajuste (experience rating en las contribuciones patronales al seguro de salud. Para ello, se desarrolla un modelo de búsqueda y emparejamiento en un mercado de trabajo segmentado. En el segmento donde los empleos son más riesgosos, las ausencias por enfermedad son más frecuentes y la producción media es más baja. El modelo es calibrado para Francia y los resultados de las simulaciones muestran que la introducción de este esquema mejora levemente la producción y el empleo. En términos cuantitativos, una variación del 1 % en la tasa de experience rating induce una reducción de 0,48 % en la duración del desempleo y de 1,07 % en los días de ausencia, así como un aumento de 0,1 % en la producción. Finalmente, se encuentra que esta política conduce también a un desempeño económico ligeramente mejor que la privatización del seguro de salud

  6. ¿Qué compra, cómo y de quién el Seguro Popular de México? Experiencia con la compra estratégica nacional y en una entidad pionera

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    Miguel Ángel González-Block

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Analizar el alcance de los subsidios a la demanda mediante la compra estratégica de servicios de salud. Material y métodos. Entrevistas y revisión documental a nivel federal y estudio de caso en el estado de Hidalgo. Resultados. El Sistema de Protección Social en Salud (SPSS prioriza las intervenciones por financiar de manera explícita y norma tabuladores y topes de gasto. Se financia predominantemente a prestadores públicos mediante la compra de insumos y la contratación de recursos humanos, sin competencia y con bajo grado de autonomía de gestión. El Seguro Popular en Hidalgo ha diversificado prestadores de servicios y mecanismos de pago. Conclusiones. El SPSS tiene amplia oportunidad para ampliar y profundizar la compra estratégica. Se requiere mayor autonomía de prestadores y pagadores así como reglamentación para promover redes de servicios en entornos competitivos.

  7. La Siniestralidad en el Seguro de Automóviles en Andalucía frente al resto de España. Un Análisis a través de un Modelo Count Data

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    María del Carmen Melgar Hiraldo

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza las principales variables que influyen en la siniestralidad en el seguro de automóviles. Al tiempo que se determinan tales variables, se pretende comprobar si existen diferencias significativas de comportamiento entre los asegurados de Andalucía y los del conjunto del resto de España. Éste es el objetivo principal de la investigación. Con este fin, se lleva a cabo un análisis econométrico que utiliza datos cedidos por una entidad aseguradora privada, sobre los que se aplica, para estimar el número de siniestros registrados, un modelo binomial negativo inflado de ceros. En nuestro estudio, las observaciones nulas de la variable endógena pueden tener distintas interpretaciones. Los modelos inflados de ceros, de la familia de los count data, permiten abordar esta cuestión. Palabras clave: siniestros, seguro de automóviles,

  8. Hospitales seguros ante desastres

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    Celso Vladimir Bambaren Alatrista

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Entre 1982 a 2005 se registraron daños en 1 143 establecimientos de salud en el Perú, generalmente debido a sismos, lluvias e inundaciones. Los daños en los servicios de salud producen la interrupción de la atención de la población y de los programas de salud, así como generan un gran gasto para la rehabilitación y reconstrucción. Por ello, se requiere proteger a los establecimientos de salud y desarrollar una política de hospitales seguros ante desastres que incluya medidas para prevenir o reducción de la vulnerabilidad estructural, no estructural y funcional en los nuevos establecimientos y en los existentes.(Rev Med Hered 2007;18:149-154.

  9. Seguro Popular, condiciones psicosociales de trabajo y violencia en empleados de una institución de salud en México: un análisis desde el modelo de los determinantes sociales de la salud / Popular Health Insurance, psychosocial working conditions and violence among the employees of a healthcare provider in Mexico: an analysis based on the model of the social determinants of health

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    Martín Acosta F

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: analizar el impacto de la implementación y operación del Seguro Popular en las condiciones psicosociales de trabajo y la exposición a situaciones y comportamientos de violencia de un grupo de trabajadores que laboran en una institución de salud. Metodología: se realizó un estudio cualitativo bajo el marco de la sociología fenomenológica. Se aplicó una encuesta a 206 trabajadores para valorar las condiciones psicosociales negativas en el entorno laboral. Posteriormente, se identificaron 18 sujetos caso por haber obtenido puntajes negativos altos en la encuesta y haber estado expuestos o haber participado en situaciones y comportamientos de violencia en el trabajo. Resultados y discusión: la implementación y operación del Seguro Popular provocó un deterioro y precarización de las condiciones psicosociales y del proceso de trabajo. La exposición a situaciones y comportamientos de violencia se manifestó como distrés, desgaste emocional, pérdida de la motivación, minusvalía y depresión. Conclusiones: las reformas laborales y de la administración pública, expresadas en un nuevo modelo de gestión organizacional orientado a la eficiencia y reducción de costos prioriza los criterios administrativos y desestima la satisfacción y bienestar de los trabajadores Objective: to analyze the impact of the implementation and operation of the Popular Health Insurance program on the psychosocial working conditions and on the exposure to violent situations and behaviors of a group of workers in a healthcare provider. Methodology: a qualitative study was conducted based on the framework of phenomenological Objective: to analyze the impact of the implementation and operation of the Popular Health Insurance program on the psychosocial working conditions and on the exposure to violent situations and behaviors of a group of workers in a healthcare provider. Methodology: a qualitative study was conducted based on the framework of

  10. Dificultades en la enseñanza de prácticas de sexo seguro y en la adherencia al uso del preservativo

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    Guillermo Terán-Ángel

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Felici taciones a todo el equipo editorial por el lanzamiento de la Revista Avances en Biomedicina, publicación oficial del Instituto de Inmunología Clínica de la Universidad de los Andes. Nuestros mejores augurios para que este órgano de divulgación se consolide nacional e internacionalmente en la difusión de la producción científica de nuestra región. Les agradece mos profundamente la oportunidad que nos ofrecen al sector comunitario, permitiéndonos exponer nuestros puntos de vista que, en este caso en particular , se generan en el seno de las organizaciones que hacemos vida en la respuesta a la epidemia del VIH/sida.

  11. Family healthcare expenditure on children affiliated to the Medical Insurance for a New Generation Gasto en salud de los hogares con niños afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación

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    Evelyne Eugenia Rodríguez-Ortega

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To analyze household health expenditures on children who are beneficiaries of the Medical Insurance for a New Generation (SMNG, program created in 2007 to cover healthcare costs of children without social security born after December 1st, 2006. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the SMNG National Survey, out-the-pocket and catastrophic spending on child health were calculated using several definitions. Results are presented by socioeconomic level, rural and urban areas and for Oportunidades beneficiaries. RESULTS: About 63.3% of households spent an average annual amount of 3320 Mexican pesos (MEX$ on healthcare for beneficiary children. Between 4.3 and 11.6% of households experienced catastrophic spending, depending on the definition adopted. Due to economic trouble, 15.5% of households postponed and 10.0% cancelled medical care for their child. CONCLUSIONS: Even though children are affiliated to the SMNG, the economic burden associated with attending their health is still an issue for families.OBJETIVO: Analizar el gasto en salud y gasto catastrófico en los niños beneficiarios del Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación (SMNG, programa creado en 2007 para niños sin seguridad social nacidos a partir del 1o de diciembre de 2006. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Con información de la Encuesta Nacional del SMNG se calculó el gasto en salud y el gasto catastrófico de los hogares de acuerdo a varias definiciones. Los resultados se presentan por nivel socioeconómico, para zonas urbanas y rurales y por pertenencia al programa Oportunidades. RESULTADOS: El 63.3% de los hogares gastaron en la salud de los niños un promedio anual de 3320 pesos. Entre el 4.3 y el 11.6% de los hogares incurrieron en gasto catastrófico, dependiendo de la definición. Debido a problemas económicos, 15.5% pospuso y 10% no realizó la atención médica del niño. CONCLUSIONES: Aún cuando los hogares están afiliados al SMNG, todavía enfrentan restricciones econ

  12. ESTRATEGIAS PARA FOMENTAR LA VENTA DE SEGUROS CONTRA ROBO-ASALTO EN LA CIUDAD DE GUAYAQUIL.

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    2015-01-01

    Hoy en día adquirir un seguro contra robo y asalto es sumamente importante en nuestro país, debido a que cada día se hace más presente la necesidad de protegerse y minimizar riesgos que indudablemente afectan a la sociedad. Lo que se expondrá en el presente paper es cómo un seguro de robo y asalto cumple con todos los elementos para considerarlo como un seguro. Indiscutiblemente todas las personas se encuentran constantemente expuestas al peligro, razón por la cual es importante c...

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

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    Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu

    2006-01-01

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

  14. Paganismo y religiosidad en la arquitectura popular mexicana: De Aztlán al norte de California

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    Myriam Mahiques

    2012-12-01

    De las obras de arquitectura popular en América, las mexicanas requieren especial consideración, ya que a pesar de la ubicación geográfica de México en América del Norte, su cultura permanece fuertemente arraigada. Esta suerte de independencia en hábitos y ritos se refleja en la arquitectura mexicana vernácula, lo que nos da la oportunidad de analizarla como un fenómeno cultural extendido desde México al Norte de California. Veremos aquí que las raíces del imaginario mexicano se hunden en la Conquista española y surgen en la actualidad dando como resultado una "nueva" estética arquitectónica.

  15. The labelling process in popular music: Being-called “musiques émergentes” in Montréal

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    Martin Lussier

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The words used to discuss genres matter. The multiplication of genres and subgenres is accompanied by a growing number of corresponding labels, which are consequently debated and disputed. Using the case of the label “musiques émergentes” (“emerging musics”, which has spread rapidly during the last decade in the cultural landscape of Montréal, Canada, this article examines one debate surrounding this label, focusing on discussions between artists and industry workers and their understanding of the usefulness of such a name/label in today’s popular music milieu. This discussion presents the labelling process as something that constitutes a group rather than capturing the likeness of its members. Drawing on the writings of Giorgio Agamben, the second part of this article examines labelling as a practice that exposes and renders possible the relation of something to something else – a cultural text to a genre – contributing to the production of “musiques émergentes” as a “being-called.”

  16. “Programa Seguro Médico Siglo xxi”: una propuesta de política pública para fortalecer el derecho a la salud de la primera infancia en México

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    José A. Caballero J.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza los fundamentos jurídicos y la operación del “Programa Seguro Médico Siglo xxi”, con el objeto de elaborar una propuesta de política pública que permita fortalecer su integración en el sistema jurídico mexicano. Actualmente su funcionamiento está sujeto a disposiciones regulatorias de carácter anual, como son el Presupuesto de Egresos de la Federación y las Reglas de Operación de los programas que se derivan del mismo. Lo anterior rivaliza con la trascendencia que este Programa supone para dotar de efectividad al derecho constitucional a la protección de la salud y, de manera específica, a los niños en sus primeras etapas de vida. En ese sentido, en este trabajo se establecen las líneas generales que permitan consolidar el funcionamiento del “Seguro Médico Siglo xxi” dentro del Sistema de Protección Social en Salud (también llamado Seguro Popular, a través de su incorporación en la Ley General de Salud.

  17. Historiografia del “Ball de Torrent”: De la moixiganga barroca al quadre de balls populars valencians (1692-1929

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    Raül Sanchis Francés

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Resum: El Ball de Torrent és una moixiganga dramàtica popular escenificada a la ciutat de València i altres indrets del País Valencià des de finals del segle XVII fins a principis del segle XX. Estava organitzada per agrupacions gremials, juntes d’hospitals o clavaris de festes i protagonitzada per personatges agrupats en comparses que representaven una paròdia sobre les relacions entre les estructures de poder i les classes populars. Tot i la variabilitat segons el moment històric, es conforma com una mescla de quadres amb danses, música i jocs teatrals. El ball interacciona de diverses formes amb algunes festes valencianes i és, probablement, una de les mostres de teatre de carrer més nostrades i menys estudiades de la València Moderna. En aquest article es realitza una revisió bibliogràfica crítica i una primera anàlisi historiogràfica.Paraules clau: Ball de Torrent, Dansa i música tradicional, Teatre, Moixiganga, Festa valencianaAbstract: Ball de Torrent (Dance of Torrent is a popular dramatic masquerade staged in Valencia since the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth. It was organized by guilds, hospital managements or festival organizers. The actors were grouped in associations representing a parody on the relationships between power structures and popular classes. Despite the variability depending on the historical period, it consisted of a mixture of episodes or scenes with dance, music and theatre games. Any Festivals in Valencia are connected with the Ball de Torrent. It’s probably one of the most interesting samples of street theatre and studied under of the Modern Valencia. This paper analyses historical sources to review and critique bibliography.Keywords: Dance of Torrent, Traditional Dance and Music, Theatre, Masquerade, Feasts of Valencia

  18. Principales acercamientos al uso de la música popular actual en la Educación Secundaria

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    Flores, Susana

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    Full Text Available This article is a reflection about the use of the popular music in the classroom and about the most innovative teaching models which already are being used in many Western classrooms of Secondary Education. Although it could seem that the only utility of this sort of music is to obtain the motivation of the students, the most recent investigations show us that it also facilitates the learning of another type of contents and musical skills that would be difficult to teach using exclusively the classical music.

  19. El espacio público seguro en los hábitat residenciales

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    Norma-Celina Carnevali-Lobo

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo responde al interés por el tema del espacio público seguro en los hábitats residenciales al considerarlo como elemento fun-damental en la conformación de los mismos. Partimos de un panorama general sobre el espacio y la ciudad, donde refrescamos el tema de la segregación que minimiza la coincidencia de los grupos sociales en los espacios urbanos. El presente análisis destaca el pensamiento sobre el hábitat residencial, ámbito condicionante de vida y lugar de soporte y significación. Complementamos con la revisión del tema del espacio pú-blico seguro, que es articulador del hábitat residencial y, en cuanto lugar de encuentro y relaciones, debe ser defendido por sus habitantes, punto final de disertación en la presente exploración.

  20. Cantando reconciliación. La aportación de la música popular al proceso de reconciliación en Australia

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    Roger Bonastre Sirerol

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Centrando su atención en la obra y actividades de los cantautores australianos Neil Murray, Shane Howard, Paul Kelly y la banda Midnight Oil, el presente artículo expone y explora la aportación de la música popular al proceso de reconciliación entre australianos indígenas y australianos de otros orígenes. A este respecto, observadas en su contexto sociopolítico las trayectorias de dichos músicos ofrecen comunes y abundantes elementos de estudio para considerar su participación en el citado proceso de reconciliación.

  1. Costos por ausentismo laboral atribuibles al consumo de tabaco en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social y en México, 2006-2009 Absenteeism attributable to smoking in the Mexican Social Security Institute, 2006-2009

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    Carlos Manuel Guerrero-López

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Calcular los costos por ausentismo laboral atribuibles al tabaquismo en los asegurados del IMSS y población ocupada en México para el periodo 2006-2009. MATERIAL y MÉTODOS: Los costos se estimaron usando fracciones atribuibles para cáncer pulmonar, enfermedad cerebrovascular, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica e infarto agudo de miocardio, así como registros de salarios y días de incapacidad por esas enfermedades en asegurados del IMSS. Los parámetros encontrados se extrapolaron a la población ocupada. RESULTADOS: El IMSS erogó 143.9 millones de pesos a precios de 2009 atribuibles al tabaquismo como subsidio por incapacidad en el período 2006-2009. La productividad perdida atribuible al tabaquismo en asegurados del IMSS ascendió a 298.2 millones de pesos y a 437.8 millones de pesos en población ocupada del país en el mismo período. CONCLUSIONES: El tabaquismo impone costos importantes a las instituciones de seguridad en el país y causa pérdidas en la productividad. Por tanto, deben fortalecerse las políticas gubernamentales de control del tabaco incluidas en el Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco.OBJECTIVE: To calculate the absenteeism costs by lung cancer, cerebrovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute myocardial infarction attributable to smoking in the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS and the occupied population from 2006 to 2009. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Productivity loss data from selected illnesses were obtained from IMSS records. The smoking attributable fraction was used, and extrapolation to occupied population was conducted. RESULTS: IMSS paid $143.9 million pesos (2009 prices attributable to smoking between 2006 and 2009. The productivity loss was $298.2 million pesos and $437.8 million pesos in the occupied population, attributable to smoking. CONCLUSIONS: Tobacco smoking implies costs to the individual, families and society, which urge to strengthen policies

  2. ¿Es viable la implementación de un seguro de desempleo en México?.

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    Antonio Medellín Ruiz.

    2002-01-01

    El entorno recesivo que atraviesa la economía mexicana se ha reflejado en un incremento del desempleo, esto ha dado lugar, en algunos sectores, a la discusión sobre la conveniencia de introducir un seguro de desempleo para apoyar a las personas despedidas. En teoría los beneficios del seguro de desempleo aparentemente facilitan la búsqueda de trabajo por parte de la persona despedida, en cuanto a que la proveen de un cierto apoyo temporal al ingreso mientras encuentra trabajo. Asimismo, incre...

  3. Inteligencia emocional en el desempeño laboral, agencias de seguros de EsSalud de Lima 2015

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    Coloma Estrada, Nancy Rosa

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    El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo principal determinar la incidencia que tiene la inteligencia emocional en el desempeño laboral del personal de la plataforma de atención al usuario de las agencias de seguros de EsSalud de Lima 2015, del estado situacional realizado en el periodo 2014, sobre el desempeño de los trabajadores de las agencia de seguros; San Isidro, Jesús María, San Miguel y Salamanca, se obtuvo que el 48% de los asegurados, se mostraban insatisfechos por la a...

  4. En los orígenes de la crisis de la seguridad social: el caso de los seguros sociales

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    Rodríguez Salazar, Oscar

    2012-01-01

    Con la adopción de los seguros económicos confluyó un conjunto de circunstancias: En primer lugar, se hacía necesario estabilizar y consolidar el proyecto de seguridad social Colombiano; para lograr esta meta era prioritario dar una respuesta definitiva a las dificultades financieras por las que atravesaba el Instituto Colombiano de Seguros Sociales. Al disponer de apreciables recursos, el Déficit hospitalario comenzaría a resolverse, con lo cual la calidad en la prestación de los servicios d...

  5. Del peronismo nacional-popular al peronismo neoliberal: transformaciones de las identidades políticas en la Argentina menemista

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    Hernán Fair

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available During the 1990s, Menem led a profound transformation in public policies in Argentina, implementing a model of accumulation positioned at the opposite end of the post-war Welfare State. However, he managed to maintain the support of a majority of the traditional National-Popular and Peronist sectors, and reformulate, with a relative degree of success, the long-established identities. This paper analyzes the interpellations and arguments that the president constructed to legitimize the transformation of identity in the direction of neoliberal-conservative ideas. From a post-foundational perspective, the article argues against essentialist analyses and, at the same time, raises the question of performativity in post-foundational thought. It proposes an analytical differentiation between the planes and levels of discourse, for the purpose of examining the performative efficacy of any hegemonic formation. It concludes that the analysis of presidential interpellations, in conjunction with non-linguistic discourse conditionings, provides key resources for understanding said efficacy and consolidation of the neoliberal order.

  6. LA REBELIÓN POPULAR DE LOS TERRAZGUEROS: ¿ETNOGÉNESIS TEMPRANA FRENTE AL COLONIALISMO ESPAÑOL?

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    Israel Jurado Zapata

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El proceso colonial español en lo que hoy conocemos como México propició importantes cambios sociales, políticos y económicos, donde los pueblos indígenas fueron activos partícipes de la construcción de su devenir histórico. En el caso de los pueblos nahuas del Altiplano central en particular, las antiguas propiedades de su organización social como unidades productivas o barrios denominados calpultin, que les permitían defender sus intereses colectivos, aunado a los intereses coloniales por la desintegración del poder político y económico de caciques indios y encomenderos españoles, y al creciente malestar social a causa de las crisis, económicas, políticas, sociales y demográficas que aquejaron al territorio durante todo el siglo XVI, se concatenaron para llevar a los indígenas del “común” (campesinos principalmente a emprender la llamada “Rebelión de los terrazgueros”, lucha “popular” por la reconfiguración del “pacto social”, génesis de la República de Indios en la Nueva España, reinvención ontológica del ser indígena en el contexto colonial y estrategia político-económica de la colonia para establecer las bases que le llevarían a prosperar pos casi tres siglos.

  7. Feeding practices and nutritional status of Mexican children affiliated to the Medical Insurance for a New Generation Prácticas de alimentación y estado de nutrición de los niños mexicanos afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación

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    Samuel Flores-Huerta

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To identify feeding practices and nutritional status in children affiliated to the Medical Insurance for a New Generation (SMNG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An in-home survey addressed to mothers which included anthropometric measures of children; performed in March and April 2009 in Mexican States. RESULTS: The prevalence of any form of breastfeeding was (months 6-11: 67.9%; 12-17: 43.6%; 18-23: 26.4%; >23: 16.7%; with higher figures in rural children. BF duration was eight months. Continued breastfeeding at 1 year of age was 43%. At 1 year of age, almost all children consumed fruits, vegetables, cereals and legumes; however, 13.5%-20.3% did not consume foods of animal origin, but ~84% and ~60% consumed fried and sweet foods and soft drinks. Nutrisano (a food supplement was consumed by just 2/3 of the Oportunidades Children. Stunting and overweight were the predominant alterations of nutritional status. CONCLUSION: Improving the nutritional status of children affiliated to the SMNG requires promotion of appropriate healthy dietary practices and the surveillance of infant growth.OBJETIVO: Conocer las prácticas de alimentación y estado nutricio de niños protegidos por el Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación (SMNG. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Encuesta en hogares realizada en marzo y abril de 2009 en los diferentes estados de México. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de lactancia materna fue (meses 6-11: 67,9%; 12-17: 43,6%; 18-23: 26.4%;> 23: 16,7%, la duración fue ocho meses. La lactancia materna continuada a 1 año fue 43%. Al año, casi todos los niños consumen frutas y verduras, cereales y leguminosas, pero los de origen animal no están consolidados. Una gran proporción de niños de un año consume alimentos potencialmente obesogénicos; 2/3 de los niños de Oportunidades consumen Nutrisano. El retraso del crecimiento y el sobrepeso fueron las alteraciones predominantes del estado nutricional. CONCLUSIÓN: Mejorar el estado nutricional de

  8. Utilization of healthcare services among children members of Medical Insurance for a New Generation Utilización de servicios de atención a la salud en niños afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación

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    Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the utilization and associated factors for preventive and curative care utilization among children affiliated to the Medical Insurance for a New Generation (SMNG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from the 2009 National Survey of SMNG was analyzed. RESULTS: The analysis represented 1 316 867 children; 25% of urban and 37.5% of rural mothers that took their children to well-child visits. Covariates associated with preventive care utilization were children 35 years, mother's literacy level of bachelor degree, housewife, attendance at >7 antenatal care visits, and living in a rural area. Curative care: 12% attended emergency room services, 5.4% were hospitalized and 66% received ambulatory care. Covariates associated with curative care utilization: child history of frequent diseases, mother living with husband/partner, mother's literacy level of bachelor degree, attendance >7 antenatal care visits and having paid work. CONCLUSION: It is needed to reinforce the programs encouraging mothers to seek preventive care regularly.OBJETIVO: Describir el uso y factores asociados para la atención preventiva y curativa de niños afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación (SMNG. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Análisis de la información de la Encuesta Nacional SMNG 2009. RESULTADOS: El análisis representó 1316867 niños; 25% de madres urbanas y 37,5% de rurales que llevaron a sus hijos para atención preventiva. Variables asociadas con atención preventiva regular: niños 35 años, escolaridad licenciatura, ama de casa, asistencia a >7 visitas de atención prenatal y vivienda en zona rural. 12% acudió a servicios de urgencias, 5,4% fueron hospitalizados y 66% recibió atención ambulatoria. Antecedentes de enfermedades infecciosas, madre que vive con su esposo o pareja, escolaridad licenciatura, asistencia a >7 visitas prenatales y tener un trabajo remunerado se asociaron con la utilización de servicios curativos. CONCLUSIÓN: Es

  9. The use of the tracer methodology to assess the quality of care for patients enrolled in Medical Insurance for a New Generation El uso de la metodología de trazadores para la evaluación de la calidad de la atención en pacientes afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación

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    Luis Durán-Arenas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of care provided at medical units that provide services to Medical Insurance for a New Generation (SMNG enrollees. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The tracer methodology was used in a sample of 82 medical units selected in fifteen states of Mexico and data collected in November 2009. RESULTS: Problems were found to locate the minimal number of the 18 medical charts requested in three of the tracers. The first level of care on the average reports that the quality of the process of care is 6, in a 10 point scale. In the second level improves and the third level of care is better qualified. CONCLUSIONS: The tracer methodology has enabled us to assess the quality of care. There is room for improvement in the medical units of the state health services, to that end should be directed the efforts in the health system in Mexico.OBJETIVO: Evaluar la calidad de la atención en unidades médicas que prestan servicios a afiliados al Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación (SMNG. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se utilizó la metodología de trazadores en una muestra de 82 unidades médicas seleccionadas en quince estados de la República mexicana y los datos fueron recolectados en noviembre de 2009. RESULTADOS: En tres de los trazadores no se encontró el número de expedientes en las 18 unidades médicas. En el primer nivel de atención se reporta que la calidad del proceso de atención es de 6 en una escala de 0 a 10. La calidad mejora en el segundo nivel, y es la más alta en el tercer nivel. CONCLUSIONES: Se evaluó la calidad e identificaron oportunidades de mejora en la calidad de las unidades médicas del SMNG. Hacia ese objetivo deben ser dirigidos los esfuerzos en el sistema de salud en México.

  10. La prueba del Contrato de Seguro a partir de la expedición de la Ley 389 de 1997

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    Iván Alberto Jiménez Aguirre

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El contrato de seguro en Colombia fue modificado por la Ley 389 de 1997. En dicha reforma se le dio el carácter de consensual al contrato y se limitó su prueba al escrito y la confesión; pues bien, con este trabajo se pretende demostrar que a pesar de la restricción probatoria que ostenta el contrato, su existencia al interior del ordenamiento jurídico colombiano sepuede demostrar utilizando todos los demás medios probatorios consagrados en la ley procesal, excluyendo en principio la prueba testimonial pero con marcadas excepciones, por cuanto el contrato de seguro es un contrato con formalidad ad probationem, y como tal debe ser su tratamiento.

  11. Una entrada popular al Internet

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    Bruce Girard

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El Internet ofrece la posibilidad de una comunicación rápida y económica. El proyecto de AMARC y CEDEP (Ecuador financiado, en parte, por el Buró Canadiense de Educación Internacional, busca aprovechar esta posibilidad para proporcionar un servicio de noticias a las radios comunitarias de la región.

  12. Un modelo de seguro de desempleo para el sistema de seguridad social en Ecuador.

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    2016-01-01

    El seguro de desempleo es un programa implementado por los sistemas de protección social que busca amparar al desempleado en los períodos de disminución de su ingreso. El objetivo del programa es brindar una prestación que permita, principalmente, suavizar el consumo de los beneficiarios durante la transición de condición de actividad. Según la teoría económica dominante, estos esquemas disminuyen la búsqueda de trabajo, incrementan las duraciones de desempleo, podrían incrementar el salario ...

  13. La música popular de la literatura al cine: lenguaje, discurso y significados en Alta Fidelidad y The Commitments

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    Viñuela Suárez, Eduardo

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Adapting a novel into a film is not a simple question of translating the narrative plot from one medium to another, it also deals with the cultural competence of the reader / spectator and the meanings and discourses articulated in the interpretation of the texts. Music is present in both novels and films, and so it participates in the process of creating meanings, even when it does not take part in the formal structure of the text. This article develops the analysis of popular music in The Commitments and High Fidelity, two films based on two novels where the ideology of rock music influences both characters and spaces. Songs, musicians and instruments are present in prose, dialogues, sound and image, both in the novels by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby, respectively, and in the films directed by Alan Parker and Stephen Frears, thus demonstrating the multimedia condition of music and its capability to interact with the narrative structure of the texts in the articulation of several discourses.

    La adaptación cinematográfica de novelas va más allá de la transposición de la narrativa de un medio de expresión a otro e implica a una serie de discursos que están presentes en la obra y que son activados por el lector-espectador en función de su competencia cultural. La música, presente en ambos medios, es capaz de vehicular mensajes que, aunque no se encuentren en la estructura narrativa de las obras, participan en la creación de significados. En este artículo abordamos un análisis formal y discursivo de la música popular en Alta fidelidad y The Commitments, dos novelas adaptadas al cine en las que la ideología de la cultura rock se manifiesta en personajes y espacios. Canciones, músicos e instrumentos aparecen en texto escrito, diálogos, imagen y sonido en las novelas de Roddy Doyle y Nick Hornby y sus respectivas adaptaciones cinematográficas de Alan Parker y Stephen Frears, demostrando la condici

  14. El cooperativismo de ayuda mutua en el Uruguay: una alternativa popular y autogestionaria de solución al problema de la vivienda

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    Nahoum, Benjamín

    1984-07-01

    Full Text Available This work attempts to describe the characteristics of the system of building houses by Mutual Assistance Cooperatives, which was introduced in Uruguay in 1968. Its advantages are analyzed with respect to other systems in countries with a capitalist economy, dependent in economic and urban aspects on adapting to the needs of those it is designed for and, in particular, with reference to the profound social and community meaning contained in these experiments. This aspect, which reaffirms values of solidarity deeply-rooted in the sectors of society organized into Cooperatives, subsequently leads the groups to also face colectively other social problems they come up against, which arise from the conditions of under-development and dependence pertaining to Latin American countries: in short, the substantive feature of this type of experience, more than its unquestionable validity, is rather the idea of housing cooperativism as a solution to the habitation problem.El presente trabajo procura describir las características del sistema de construcción de viviendas por Cooperativas de Ayuda Mutua, implantado en el Uruguay, en 1968. Se analizan sus ventajas respecto de otros sistemas en países de economía capitalista dependiente en aspectos económicos, urbanísticos, en la adaptación a las necesidades de los destinatarios y, sobre todo, en lo referente al profundo sentido social y comunitario que estas experiencias contienen. Este aspecto, que reafirma valores solidarios arraigados en los sectores populares organizados en las Cooperativas, conduce posteriormente a los grupos a encarar, también colectivamente, otros problemas sociales que ellos enfrentan, emergentes de las condiciones de subdesarrollo y dependencia de los países latinoamericanos; éste es, en definitiva, más allá de la indiscutible validez, el cooperativismo de vivienda como solución a la problemática habitacional, el rasgo sustantivo de este tipo de experiencias.

  15. Cálculo del costo de la prima de un seguro contra caída del precio de maíz blanco: Caso Sinaloa.

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    Rivera Silva, Ana Laura

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    El presente trabajo compara el costo total de una póliza de seguros para la caída de precios del maíz blanco de Sinaloa contra el costo de la cobertura simple ofrecida por ASERCA. El comportamiento sistemático de los precios fue modelado con un modelo autorregresivo, mientras que la parte aleatoria fue manejada por un ajuste de una distribución de Laplace a los residuales. Los resultados muestran que la prima del seguro por tonelada es al menos tan buena como la prima para ofrecida para...

  16. La prueba del Contrato de Seguro a partir de la expedición de la Ley 389 de 1997

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    Iván Alberto Jiménez Aguirre

    2004-01-01

    El contrato de seguro en Colombia fue modificado por la Ley 389 de 1997. En dicha reforma se le dio el carácter de consensual al contrato y se limitó su prueba al escrito y la confesión; pues bien, con este trabajo se pretende demostrar que a pesar de la restricción probatoria que ostenta el contrato, su existencia al interior del ordenamiento jurídico colombiano sepuede demostrar utilizando todos los demás medios probatorios consagrados en la ley procesal, excluyendo en ...

  17. Lectura de las Formas Típicas de los Asentamientos Populares. Su Problemática y Aporte al Diseño Normativo mediante Estudio de Casos

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    Mónica Martínez Rusconi

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Las formas de ocupación de la tierra por las viviendas populares adquiere características peculiares comparadas a las de otros grupos socio-económicos. Su problemática presenta dos situaciones complementarias como son: alto grado de deterioro ambiental y pérdida de la calidad del paisaje natural y /o construido, que trae como consecuencia, una disminución de las condiciones de calidad de vida de la población. Entre las causas que producen el deterioro ambiental, están la falta de servicios de infraestructura básicos -agua y cloacas principalmente– cuyo efecto es la contaminación acelerada del suelo y de los cursos de agua existentes, sumado al crecimiento por densificación, que produce un uso intensivo de la tierra, de los servicios y los equipamientos de un determinado sector urbano. Complementariamente, la pérdida de la calidad del paisaje se manifiesta en una inadecuación de lo construido a las normas existentes, por desconocimiento o incumplimiento, llevando a la adopción de formas de ocupación cada vez más alejadas de los “modelos” propuestos. La hipótesis en desarrollo no busca evaluar la validez de las normas existentes sobre las áreas homogéneas abordadas, sino averiguar cómo la lectura del patrón analítico de los asentamientos populares podría contribuir a realizar adecuaciones futuras, ratificar o proponer pautas de diseño en cada caso. En consecuencia, este trabajo realiza un diagnóstico del patrón analítico de casos de áreas homogéneas ubicadas en diferentes contextos y situaciones, de manera de sacar conclusiones que nos permitan aproximar la hipótesis propuesta. Para el análisis diagnóstico se utiliza como instrumento el estudio del patrón de asentamiento analítico, con relación a usos del suelo –residencia- y formas de ocupación. En cada caso, se aborda el estudio de tipos, a partir de una manzana, las parcelas que la conforman y las formas en que las

  18. Análisis de la estructura organizacional del centro médico popular Dra. Lili Perez Sánchez y propuesta de reestructuración de procesos administrativos para potenciar el servicio al cliente.

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    Carrera Franco, Astrid Carolina; Pazmiño Flores, Tatiana Carolina

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    El presente proyecto de investigación se orienta en el análisis de procesos administrativos en el Centro Médico Popular Dra.Lili Pérez Sánchez y reestructuración de estos mediante un estudio de tiempos y movimientos, modificación del manual de procesos para el personal, complementado con estrategias de marketing para llegar acertadamente al cliente. The following investigation project is oriented from the analysis of the administrative processes in the Popular Medical Center Dra.Lili Pérez...

  19. El uso de los tests genéticos por parte de las compañías de seguros

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    César Rodríguez Orgaz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se aborda la discusión en torno a la pertinencia del uso de tests genéticos por parte de las compañías de seguros. La idea que se defiende es la siguiente: si decidimos regular el recurso a los tests genéticos fuera del ámbito sanitario, que sea para hacer justicia a los derechos de terceras personas y en ningún caso por miedo a posibles discriminaciones. Se trata de llamar la atención sobre los riesgos aparejados al uso irresponsable de los datos genéticos por parte de las compañías de seguros, y se llega a la conclusión de que un uso tal compromete los derechos de terceras personas implicadas. Por último, plantearemos posibles escenarios para el futuro sobre el procesamiento de la información genética

  20. A Escolha da Seguradora para o Seguro Fiança Locatícia na Óptica dos Corretores de SegurosThe choice of the Insurance Company for the Insurance bail tenant on the view of the brokersLa Elección de la Compañía de Seguros para el Seguro Fianza de Arrendamiento en la Visión de los Agentes de Seguros

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    SILVA, Júlio César Bezerra da

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOEsta pesquisa teve a finalidade de avaliar o processo decisório do corretor do seguro fiança locatícia, buscando conhecer alguns aspectos que influenciam a escolha deste profissional por uma seguradora para indicá-la aos seus clientes. Para isso, considerou-se num primeiro momento a opinião de 10 (dez das maiores corretoras que operam neste segmento no Brasil; opinião esta, coletada através de entrevistas, que geraram várias assertivas sobre o assunto. Com a determinação destas assertivas, desenvolvemos um questionário que foi aplicado em 112 corretores que operam com o seguro fiança locatícia no Brasil. Este questionário buscou medir a concordância dos demais corretores com relação às assertivas coletadas na primeira fase desta pesquisa. Na pesquisa bibliográfica realizada, apresentamos um modelo do comportamento de compra dos corretores de seguros, que se mostrou inteiramente relacionado às assertivas proporcionando assim um melhor entendimento a respeito do processo decisório destes intermediários. Com a aplicação do questionário, pudemos confirmar a importância dos itens relacionados na entrevista, e concluir que o corretor do seguro fiança locatícia, indica a seus clientes uma seguradora que além de proporcionar-lhe maiores receitas e trazer mais satisfação a seus clientes, também o reconheça como importante profissional, proporcione melhores condições de trabalho, seja mais eficiente nas suas operações e possua melhor qualidade nos seus serviços.ABSTRACTThis research had the purpose of evaluating broker’s decisive process of the insurance bail tenant, seeking to know some aspects that influence the choice of this professional by a insurer to indicate to their customers. For that, it considered in a first moment the opinion of 10 (ten of the largest brokers who operate in this segment in Brazil; the opinions were collected through interviews that generated several assertive about the subject

  1. El seguro obligatorio contra enfermedades e invalidez

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    Gustavo Gómez Hurtado

    1943-05-01

    Full Text Available No es desconocido este importante tema médico-social entre los colegas federados. Algunas publicaciones de "Heraldo Médico", entre otras; el interesante artículo del doctor Fidel Torres León, publicado en este mismo órgano en agosto de 1940, nos han traído interesantes puntos de discusión al respecto; pero parece que no despertaron más que un entusiasmo momentáneo. Sin embargo, a las medidas de solidaridad social frente a los enemigos eternos del hombre: la Enfermedad, la Invalidez y la Muerte, han tenido necesidad de recurrir los pueblos más ricos y más cultos del mundo. Es tiempo de que los médicos colombianos, como guardianes de la salud y del porvenir fisiológico de la raza, nos encarguemos de plantear estos problemas al Estado y a la opinión pública.

  2. El papel de las agencias de seguros en la competencia entre compañías aseguradoras

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    Leonardo Medrano

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo estudia el mercado de seguros cuando las compañías aseguradoras (aseguradoras venden sus pólizas por medio de agencias de seguros (agencias o agentes. Analiza los efectos de las comisiones por ventas pagadas a las agencias en las primas de seguros y en el bienestar del consumidor. Se considera el comportamiento oportunista de las agencias al vender las pólizas emitidas por la aseguradora que le ofrece la comisión mas alta. Se consideran también diferentes estructuras de mercado: un duopolio de aseguradoras que compiten en comisiones (competencia entre aseguradoras, la colusión entre aseguradoras con las agencias manteniendose independientes (colusión horizontal o monopolio de aseguradoras y la colusión entre aseguradoras y agencias (integración vertical o agentes exclusivos. Mostramos que la competencia entre aseguradoras y la integración vertical generan primas más altas que la colusión horizontal. Además, mostramos que la comisión óptima desde del punto de vista del consumidor pueda ser mayor que la comisión generada por cualquiera de las tres estructuras de mercado antes señaladas

  3. El riesgo en el seguro de crédito conforme a la legislación chilena

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    Juan Luis Goldenberg Serrano

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    Full Text Available Inserto en el marco de la nueva regulación del contrato de seguro en el Código de Comercio chileno, los artículos 579 a 581 nos ofrecen un contexto regulatorio del seguro de crédito alejado de la lacónica referencia dada previamente por el artículo 11 del Decreto con Fuerza de Ley n° 251 de 1931. Sin embargo, una controversial referencia al riesgo cubierto, enunciado como el incumplimiento de la obligación, y su difícil ajuste a los hechos típicos desencadenantes de la obligación indemnizatoria de la aseguradora, dan cuenta de la necesidad de revisar el tópico, especialmente en un área del mercado de seguros, en que el diseño institucional asigna reglas particulares para conformación a las aseguradoras del primer grupo. A su vez, desplazada la lógica contractual liberal del seguro, propia de la regulación codificada, y reemplazada por un ámbito de aplicación reducido de la autonomía privada, los eventuales desajustes normativos no pueden ser fácilmente resueltos a la luz del texto de los condicionados generales sin afectar el marco imperativo que pretende ampliar los niveles de protección del tomador, en este caso con relación a la individualización del riesgo.

  4. Del estigma del negocio al negocio del estigma. La prensa popular Argentina y su recuperación empresarial e institucional

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    Leandro Araoz Ortiz

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    Full Text Available El artículo recorre el devenir de la prensa popular argentina desde sus inicios a comienzos del siglo xx hasta su aparente “resurgimiento” a principios de la década del 2010. Las transformaciones del mercado periodístico permiten observar un desplazamiento de su lugar que se define como marginal: marginalidad señalada no por el volumen de sus (cuantiosas ventas, sino porque dichos productos demarcan el límite de lo permitido en la práctica periodística, que conservaba a la prensa como reducto del modelo liberal de ciudadanía. Las transformaciones en las lógicas de producción y consumo mediático permiten observar cómo las empresas que antes denostaban a este sector incorporaron a sus carteras publicaciones populares que se diferencian en algunos aspectos de sus antecesores amarillistas. Estas discusiones sobre el sensacionalismo, la cultura popular y la emotividad en la prensa es un punto central para contextualizar la discusión de los populismos en los países de la región.

  5. Análisis del plan financiero de la compañía de seguros "la guardiana"

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    Caicedo, Guillermina; Maldonado, Narcisa; Romero, Manuel; Perez, Franklin; Gonzalez, Jimmy; Salcedo Velasco, Douglas; Hidalgo, Willan

    2009-01-01

    Se realizó un análisis del Plan Financiero de la Compañía de Seguros "La Guardiana". Este análisis comprende desde el año 1993 hasta 1998. Incluye el desglose de los siguientes Estados Financieros: Balance General, Estado de Pérdidas y Ganancias, Indices Financieros, Fuentes y Usos, Presupuesto de Caja, Pronósticos de Ventas y Presupuesto de Capital. Cada Estado es analizado dentro del tiempo establecido (1993-1998), al final se emite un resumen de como la empresa ha evolucionado y maneja...

  6. Sociedad/comunidad: relaciones de adaptación/resistencia al proyecto contenido en la modernidad: lecciones aprendidas a partir de la experiencia en educación popular/comunitaria/rural en Corral de Piedra, Nicoya (2011-2013)

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    Herra Castro, Ernesto

    2016-01-01

    Este artículo discute respecto de la lógica y el orden vertical de dominio contenido en la modernidad/colonialidad y de sus expresiones en la dinámica educativa costarricense. Muestra la tensión existente entre educación formal y las posibilidades de libertad y desconexión al orden impuesto en la modernidad que busca y propicia la educación popular. Lo anterior se hace con base en la experiencia del proyecto “Alfabetización crítica en la cultura escolar: sociedad y Derechos Humanos” en la pro...

  7. Conjunto de actividades Físico-Recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la Circunscripción #49, de la Comunidad perteneciente al Consejo Popular Celso Maragoto.

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    Alexeis Vitón Valdés

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El tiempo libre se convierte en un elemento más para el consumo y también en un elemento de riqueza adicional para la clase explotadora”  Este trabajo aborda un problema de gran importancia y actualidad para todo el personal que se encuentran trabajando directamente con los adolescentes en los diferentes Consejos Populares del país, pues trata aspectos enmarcados en la elaboración de una Propuesta de un conjunto de actividades Físico-Recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la Circunscripción # 49, de la Comunidad perteneciente al Consejo Popular ¨ Celso Maragoto. Teniendo como Objetivo General Proponer un conjunto de actividades físicorecreativas en función de lograr una mejor ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes  de  la  Circunscripción  # 49 de  la  Comunidad  perteneciente  al Consejo Popular ¨ Celso Maragoto¨.Para   ellos   realizamos   amplias   y   pormenorizadas   revisión   bibliográfica   de documentos que tratan sobre el tema en cuestión, así como encuestas dirigidas a los distintos especialistas relacionados con la investigación, con el objetivo de identificar los distintos problemas que pueden existir, permitiendo determinar las necesidades actuales de los adolescentes en sus actividades recreativas.

  8. En los orígenes de la crisis de la seguridad social: el caso de los seguros sociales

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    Oscar Rodríguez Salazar

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    Full Text Available Con la adopción de los seguros económicos confluyó un conjunto de circunstancias: En primer lugar, se hacía necesario estabilizar y consolidar el proyecto de seguridad social Colombiano; para lograr esta meta era prioritario dar una respuesta definitiva a las dificultades financieras por las que atravesaba el Instituto Colombiano de Seguros Sociales. Al disponer de apreciables recursos, el Déficit hospitalario comenzaría a resolverse, con lo cual la calidad en la prestación de los servicios de Enfermedad general y Maternidad mejoraría considerablemente, además de estar solucionando los problemas de salud. Los conflictos sociales originados en las demandas laborales por compensación pecuniaria a causa de Accidentes de Trabajo y Enfermedad Profesional (ATEP se salían del ámbito de la empresa y le correspondía al Gobierno responder por estas solicitudes; de manera indirecta se estaba contribuyendo a generar un clima de paz conveniente para lograr las metas de crecimiento económico.

  9. Defining popular iconic metaphor.

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    Columbus, Peter J; Boerger, Michael A

    2002-04-01

    Popular Iconic Metaphor is added to the cognitive linguistic lexicon of figurative language. Popular Iconic Metaphors employ real or fictional celebrities of popular culture as source domains in figurative discourse. Some borders of Popular Iconic Metaphor are identified, and Elvis Presley is offered as a prototype example of a popular iconic source domain, due to his ubiquity in American popular culture, which affords his figurative usage in ways consistent with decision heuristics in everyday life. Further study of Popular Iconic Metaphors may serve to illuminate how figurative expressions emerge in their localized contexts, structure conduct and experience, and affect mediation of cultural and personal meanings.

  10. Caracterización de la violencia urbana en Barranquilla desde la construcción noticiosa en la prensa popular. Caso del periódico Al Día

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    Isaías Molina-Jácome

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la violencia urbana que se expone en la prensa popular, desde la teoría de la construcción noticiosa, con el fin de comprender cómo se construye la violencia urbana en los medios impresos. Para ello escogió el periódico Al Día, de la ciudad de Barranquilla, Colombia, en un corte que va desde mayo de 2007 hasta abril de 2008.La naturaleza de la investigación fue de tipo descriptiva, la técnica usada fue el análisis de contenidos y la metodología, cuali-cuantitativa. El diseño fue transaccional, no experimental y la muestra seleccionada no probabilística.Los objetivos específicos fueron: establecer los principales rasgos que caracterizan la agenda, cómo se construye la violencia urbana, cuáles son los lugares donde ocurren los hechos violentos y las características del contenido de los mensajes de la fotografía de la prensa popular.La investigación concluyó con una descripción de la violencia urbana basada en encuadres de enfrentamiento e interés humano, con una violencia física o corporal, de género masculino, con una ocupación que no aparece registrada y unos lugares violentos que pertenecen al suroccidente y suroriente de la ciudad. Además, con una noticia (texto y fotografía de baja calidad informativa que usa la violencia para atrapar al lector sin tener en cuenta el drama que arrastra.

  11. Evaluación del componente infantil del Seguro Público de Salud de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Evaluation of the child component of the Buenos Aires Public Health Insurance

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    Natalia Yavich

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar si el Seguro Público de Salud de la Provincia de Buenos Aires fortaleció el papel del primer nivel de atención y mejoró el acceso y la integralidad de la atención. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: En 2006 se realizó una encuesta domiciliaria en ocho municipios (n=2 413. Se recolectó información sobre utilización de servicios entre beneficiarios del Seguro Público de Salud menores de ocho años. Se aplicaron pruebas de hipótesis para captar diferencias significativas entre beneficiarios con distintos patrones de uso de servicios y perfiles municipales de implementación del Seguro. RESULTADOS: Más de 95% de los beneficiarios recibieron atención utilizando el Seguro u otros servicios. El uso del Seguro varió significativamente entre perfiles municipales. Los beneficiarios que utilizaron el Seguro y otros servicios lograron una mayor integralidad de la atención y acceso a consultas médicas que quienes utilizaron el Seguro exclusivamente. El uso de hospitales fue significativamente menor entre usuarios del Seguro. CONCLUSIONES: El Seguro fue más efectivo al estar articulado con la red de servicios municipales.OBJECTIVE: Evaluate if the Insurance strengthened the primary care role and enhanced healthcare access and comprehensiveness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through a household survey (n=2 413; year 2006 we collected data on utilization of health services by under 8 year old beneficiaries from 8 municipalities. We used hypothesis tests to identify significant differences between municipal profiles of Insurance implementation and beneficiaries grouped by utilization patterns. RESULTS: Although more than 95% of children received medical healthcare in each municipality (using the Insurance and other services, the Insurance utilization varied significantly by municipal profile. Access to comprehensive healthcare and consultation rates were significantly higher for those beneficiaries who used the Insurance along with other health

  12. Seguros de desempleo: revisión de literatura y propuesta para Colombia

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    Bardey, David; Kiuhan, Samir; Suárez, Julio César

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    En este artículo se estudia la posibilidad de introducir seguros de desempleo en Colombia. En una primera parte, se propone una revisión de literatura de los seguros de desempleo en la cual se exponen las ventajas generadas por una cobertura contra este riesgo, así como sus inconvenientes. En una segunda parte, se estudian varios escenarios para introducir seguros de desempleo en Colombia. Después de haber presentado el contexto del mercado laboral y de las normas que lo vigilan, se proponen ...

  13. Conjunto de Ejercicios Físico con fines Terapéuticos para los pacientes obesos perteneciente al Consejo Popular Pueblo Nuevo del municipio de Consolación del Sur

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    Rainel Gómez Hernández

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente   trabajo investigativo titulado: Conjunto de Ejercicios Físico con fines Terapéuticos para los pacientes obesos perteneciente al Consejo Popular Pueblo Nuevo del municipio de Consolación del Sur. La obesidad  constituye una de las enfermedades con  mayor  prevalecía     en los países occidentales, considerándose en la actualidad la enfermedad metabólica más frecuente. Puede considerarse un problema de salud pública, pues ocasiona una disminución de la esperanza de vida y constituye la segunda causa de mortalidad prevenible,  dado el tema surge la siguiente interrogante ¿Como contribuir al mejoramiento del Estado de Salud de los pacientes obesos perteneciente al Consejo Popular Pueblo Nuevo del municipio de Consolación del Sur? Esta investigación tiene como objetivo: Integrar  un Conjunto de Ejercicios Físicos con fines Terapéuticos para el mejoramiento del  Estado de Salud de los pacientes obesos perteneciente al Consejo Popular Pueblo Nuevo del municipio mencionado. Este trabajo propone un programa de ejercicios físicos para la disminución del peso corporal en los pacientes  que  presenta       obesidad que conviven en  el  Consejo Popular anteriormente mencionado. Para la realización del mismo se tuvo en cuenta fundamentalmente el método dialéctico–materialista de cual se derivan   los métodos teóricos y métodos empíricos, en los primeros podemos encontrar el Análisis-Síntesis, Histórico-Lógico y El Trabajo con Documentos y en los segundos la Encuesta, la Observación, para a través de los mismos recopilar datos que contribuyan  en el desarrollo satisfactorio de la investigación. La investigación es ubicada dentro de las ciencias biológicas vinculadas con el Deporte y la Cultura Física.  En la misma se resume los datos más importantes sobre ejercicios que contemplan  técnicas tradicionales  y  de  técnicas  orientales como

  14. ¿Cómo afecta el tipo de seguro de salud a la realización del Papanicolaou en Perú?

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    Leslie Barrionuevo-Rosas

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Describir la asociación entre la realización de la citología del cuello uterino y el tipo de seguro de salud en las mujeres peruanas, y determinar el papel de las variables sociodemográficas y de salud sexual en esta relación. MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal que utiliza la información de la Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud Familiar (ENDES, Perú, 2005-2008, correspondiente a una selección de 12 272 mujeres de 30 a 49 años de edad. La variable dependiente fue la realización de alguna prueba de Papanicolaou (PAP en los últimos 5 años. Las variables independientes principales fueron el tipo de seguro de salud, el nivel educativo, el nivel socioeconómico del hogar, la etnia y el área de residencia. La asociación multivariada fue estimada a través de la razón de prevalencias, utilizando la regresión Poisson con varianza robusta. RESULTADOS: Se encontró que 62,7% de las mujeres sexualmente activas se habían realizado algún PAP en los últimos 5 años. Este porcentaje de participación variaba según el tipo de seguro de salud, donde las mujeres con seguro público tenían 1,27 (intervalo de confianza de 95% [IC95%]: 1,24-1,31 y las que tenían seguro privado 1,52 (IC95%:1,46-1,58 veces mayor probabilidad de haberse realizado un PAP que aquellas sin seguro. Esta asociación era explicada predominantemente por las variables de posición socioeconómica. Asimismo las mujeres que tenían la participación más baja eran las analfabetas o con educación primaria, de nivel socioeconómico bajo, con antecedente de lengua indígena y que vivían en la zonas rurales-siendo esta brecha aún mayor cuando además carecían de seguro de salud, llegando a ser hasta la tercera parte en relación con los grupos sociales más favorecidos. CONCLUSIONES: Se hallaron desigualdades según el tipo de seguro de salud en la realización del PAP, siendo las mujeres sin seguro las que menos lo utilizaron, lo cual supone una barrera

  15. Communication of the popular

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    Božilović Nikola

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    Full Text Available The article deals with the problems of the communication of popular culture. It considers the more specialized meaning of popular culture, which primarily encompasses the works of artistic forms which have a popular character - easily understandable and entertaining contents and wide audience. The aesthetic communication of the popular through popular literature, film, pop and rock music is examined. The paper is divided into three parts. The first parts deals with the aesthetics of the communication of popular culture. It contains the analysis of the major formal-aesthetic procedures embedded in the creative expression of the popular. In the part which is dedicated to social aspects of the communication of popular art, the author examines the industrial, market and commercial principles upon which this whole culture is based. It is a time of new technologies and mass consumption, which represent, in the words of Eric Hobsbawm, a 'cultural landscape' that has transformed the manner in which a new audience experiences the artistic. Finally, popular culture stars are observed as communicators. The author adds them as a new, even crucial, link in the already known chain of communication comprising the author, the work and the audience. Stars (film, popular music are active factors of communication as well as its bearers. They are the intermediaries through which the audience establishes relationships with the authors (writers, directors, composers and the works in which those stars appear. Stars as 'new Olympians' (Morin are, indeed, another significant category that distinguishes the communication of popular culture.

  16. La norma en lo cotidiano del mobiliario de la Caja del Seguro Obrero Obligatorio

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    Alicia Campos Gajardo

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo intenta exponer cómo el diseño participa de una configuración de la realidad desde una dimensión político administrativa, siendo incluido desde una perspectiva moderna, expresada en la construcción de una imagen normada de lo cotidiano. El caso de estudio presentado es el de la Caja del Seguro Obrero Obligatorio, o la historia de cómo a partir de la concepción de una institucionalidad vinculada al Estado asistencialista de la primera mitad del siglo XX, y de su correspondiente estructura administrativa, se construye una nueva realidad, sin precedente, donde la protección de la vida y el despliegue de los instrumentos requeridos convocan un correlato en arquitectura, vestuario y diseño de mobiliario, una realidad “otra” que se desarrolla o se desenvuelve y dispersa en el territorio, a partir de una concepción abstracta inicial, y que repercute en expresiones de diseño de extraordinaria calidad y personalidad.

  17. Las nuevas tendencias del derecho de seguros en las legislaciones más recientes de los países latinoamericanos

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    Andrés Ordóñez Ordóñez

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    Full Text Available En los años recientes, varios países latinoamericanos han realizado importantes reformas a sus legislaciones relacionadas con la disciplina privada del contrato de seguro. Particularmente Chile y Perú procedieron a ello, en el primer caso, sustituyendo el capítulo correspondiente al contrato de seguro en su Código de Comercio de muy antigua vigencia, y en el segundo, expidiendo una ley específica sobre el tema. También países como México y Panamá, dentro del marco de sus normas de derecho público destinadas a regular la actividad financiera y de seguros, han expedido leyes nuevas relacionadas con la vigilancia y el control de la actividad aseguradora, que necesariamente se proyectan en mayor o menor medida sobre las relaciones particulares que surgen entre asegurados y aseguradores. El conocimiento de esas nuevas legislaciones es un elemento insustituible para la reforma que tarde o temprano deberá operarse sobre la nuestra que data ya de más de cuarenta años. Temas como la reticencia o inexactitud en la declaración del estado del riesgo, la agravación del riesgo, la imperatividad de las normas regulatorias del contrato, la identificación de las partes, la regulación de la oferta y de la etapa precontractual en el contrato de seguro, y muchas otras, son objeto de análisis y comentario en este artículo.

  18. Las nuevas tendencias del derecho de seguros en las legislaciones más recientes de los países latinoamericanos

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    Andrés Ordóñez Ordóñez

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En los años recientes, varios países latinoamericanos han realizado importantes reformas a sus legislaciones relacionadas con la disciplina privada del contrato de seguro. Particularmente Chile y Perú procedieron a ello, en el primer caso, sustituyendo el capítulo correspondiente al contrato de seguro en su Código de Comercio de muy antigua vigencia, y en el segundo, expidiendo una ley específica sobre el tema. También países como México y Panamá, dentro del marco de sus normas de derecho público destinadas a regular la actividad financiera y de seguros, han expedido leyes nuevas relacionadas con la vigilancia y el control de la actividad aseguradora, que necesariamente se proyectan en mayor o menor medida sobre las relaciones particulares que surgen entre asegurados y aseguradores. El conocimiento de esas nuevas legislaciones es un elemento insustituible para la reforma que tarde o temprano deberá operarse sobre la nuestra que data ya de más de cuarenta años. Temas como la reticencia o inexactitud en la declaración del estado del riesgo, la agravación del riesgo, la imperatividad de las normas regulatorias del contrato, la identificación de las partes, la regulación de la oferta y de la etapa precontractual en el contrato de seguro, y muchas otras, son objeto de análisis y comentario en este artículo.

  19. Práticas de cuidado em relação à dor: a cultura e as alternativas populares Prácticas de cuidado con relación al dolor: la cultura y las alternativas populares Care practice related to the pain: the culture and the popular alternatives

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    Maria de Lourdes Denardin Budó

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    Full Text Available Pesquisa com abordagem qualitativa cujo objetivo foi detectar práticas de cuidados relacionados à presença de dor em usuários do Sistema Único de Saúde. A coleta de dados concentrou-se em entrevistas com 60 adultos, 34 pertencentes a ambulatório de hospital público e 26 à unidade básica de saúde. Foi realizada análise temática. Observou-se hierarquia de valores relativa ao cuidado em que a mulher aparece como principal cuidadora. A rede familiar é acionada predominando o gênero feminino no cuidado caseiro. A continuidade do itinerário terapêutico ocorre com uso de remédios caseiros, apoio familiar e vizinhança. Recorrem também a Deus e automedicação. O serviço de saúde é procurado após tentativas caseiras. Esse itinerário pode levar algum tempo em que as pessoas convivem com a dor. A pesquisa revela teia complexa de sentimentos e significados que interage com o ambiente sócio-cultural. Conclui-se sobre a importância dos profissionais conhecerem alternativas de cuidado contextualizadas aos usuários.Investigación con abordaje cualitativo cuyo objetivo fue detectar prácticas de cuidado relacionados a la presencia de dolor en usuarios del Sistema Único de Salud. La colecta de datos se concentró en entrevistas con 60 adultos, 34 pertenecientes al ambulatorio de hospital público y 26 a la unidad básica de salud. Fue realizado análisis temático. Se observó jerarquía de valores relativo al cuidado en que la mujer aparece como principal cuidadora. La red familiar es accionada predominando el género femenino en el cuidado casero. La continuidad del itinerario terapéutico ocurre con el uso de medicinas caseras, apoyo familiar y vecindad. Recurren también a Dios y a la automedicación. El servicio de salud es procurado tras tentativas caseras. Ese itinerario puede llevar algún tiempo en que las personas conviven con el dolor. La investigación revela una estructura compleja de sentimientos y significados que

  20. Popular music from Greenland

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    Popular music from Greenland – Globalization, nationalism and performance of place. This thesis is based on fieldwork done within the popular music scene in Greenland from 2008 to 2014. It engages with the question of how music and conceptions of the nation (Greenland) affect each other in social...... spaces, and analyses on how popular music can be used to construct senses of place and situate individuals within these places. The thesis is centered on four articles that engage with Greenlandic popular music from different perspectives. The first article looks at the historical development in inducing...... a sense of place in popular music. The second probes different strategies for co-branding popular music and Greenland. The third is concerned with music consumption patterns among Greenlandic youth. And the fourth article engages with an alternative form of nationalism found within the Nuuk underground...

  1. Public and popular history

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    This interdisciplinary collection considers public and popular history within a global framework, seeking to understand considerations of local, domestic histories and the ways they interact with broader discourses. Grounded in particular local and national situations, the book addresses the issues associated with popular history in a globalised cultural world, such as: how the study of popular history might work in the future; new ways in which the terms 'popular' and 'public' might inform one another and nuance scholarship; transnational, intercultural models of 'pastness'; cultural translat

  2. Popular music from Greenland

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    a sense of place in popular music. The second probes different strategies for co-branding popular music and Greenland. The third is concerned with music consumption patterns among Greenlandic youth. And the fourth article engages with an alternative form of nationalism found within the Nuuk underground...... spaces, and analyses on how popular music can be used to construct senses of place and situate individuals within these places. The thesis is centered on four articles that engage with Greenlandic popular music from different perspectives. The first article looks at the historical development in inducing...

  3. Análisis de los factores de riesgo en el seguro de automóvil mediante ecuaciones estructurales

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    María Jesús Segovia-Vargas

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    Full Text Available La gestión de riesgos, asociada al seguro del automóvil, es una cuestión crucial a la que se enfrentan en la actualidad tanto actuarios como profesionales del sector. Es clave seleccionar adecuadamente los factores de riesgos para asignar las tarifas a los asegurados en función del riesgo asociado. Por tanto, el objetivo de este trabajo es comprobar empíricamente la validez de la utilización de los niveles de “bonus-malus” para clasificar adecuadamente a los asegurados a través de dos modelos de ecuaciones estructurales. Los análisis sobre una muestra de 4.365 pólizas automovilísticas españolas descritas a través de 11 factores de riesgo muestran que la variable BM contribuye a mejorar la capacidad explicativa del modelo pero no de manera significativa.

  4. LA INTERPRETACIÓN DEL CONTRATO DE SEGURO Y LOS DILEMAS DE LA HERMENÉUTICA CONTRACTUAL EN CUBA.

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    Arsul José Vázquez Pérez

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    Full Text Available La percepción de que las reglas de la hermenéutica contractual eran consideradas máximas de la experiencia en el ordenamiento jurídico cubano ha cambiado luego de la promulgación del decreto ley 263/2008. Al reconocer un sistema especial de interpretación para el contrato de seguro, la norma inicia un nuevo sendero en el modo de comprender este aspecto en el cumplimiento y ejecución de los contratos en nuestras fronteras. Es propósito de este trabajo analizar lanormativa de este contrato en materia de interpretación contractual y su impacto en el sistema del Código Civil cubano, así como el seguido por la legislación económica y mercantil.

  5. Los criterios de elegibilidad actuales del Seguro Popular para recibir tratamiento para el virus de la hepatitis C

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    Full Text Available Pocas cosas han avanza­do tanto como el tratamiento contra el virus de la hepatitis C (VHC. Se tienen antivirales de acción direc­ta (AAD con los que se obtienen respuestas virales sostenidas (RVS mayores a 90%, pero el costo de estos medicamentos es prohibitivo para los sistemas de salud…

  6. Social representations of low-income diabetic women according to the health-disease process Representaciones sociales de las mujeres diabéticas de clases populares en lo referente al proceso salud y enfermedad Representações sociais de mulheres diabéticas, de camadas populares, em relação ao processo saúde-doença

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    Denise Siqueira Péres

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to identify the social representations of low-income diabetic women according to the health-disease process. This is a descriptive, exploratory study. Eight participants, all of them patients at a basic health unit in Ribeirão Preto, were interviewed in 2003. The data were organized according to thematic content analysis and analyzed according to theory of social representations. Diabetes is related to negative feelings, such as shock, anger and sadness; the diet plan is linked to the loss of pleasure, and also to health risks. The diabetic women showed an ambivalent relation to medication, perceived it as both tiring and as a resource that promotes well-being and improvements in quality of life. The negative representation of health services seems to interfere with the behavior of adherence to pharmacological treatment. Understanding the representations of women with diabetes contributes to integral healthcare for diabetic patients.Este trabajo tiene como objetivo identificar las representaciones sociales de mujeres diabéticas de clases populares en relación al proceso salud-enfermedad. Se trata de un estudio descriptivo y exploratorio. Fueron entrevistadas ocho participantes, atendidas en una unidad básica de salud del municipio de Ribeirao Preto, en 2003. Los datos fueron organizados mediante un análisis temático de contenido y analizados según la teoría de las representaciones sociales. La diabetes está relacionada a sentimientos negativos, como choque, rabia y tristeza; el plano alimentario aparece vinculado a la pérdida del placer y de daños a la salud. Las mujeres diabéticas mostraron una relación ambivalente con el uso de los medicamentos, percibido como productor de cansancio y como un recurso que promueve el bienestar y mejora la calidad de vida. La representación negativa de los servicios de salud parece interferir en el comportamiento de adherencia al tratamiento con medicamentos

  7. Classifications in popular music

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    van Venrooij, A.; Schmutz, V.; Wright, J.D.

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    The categorical system of popular music, such as genre categories, is a highly differentiated and dynamic classification system. In this article we present work that studies different aspects of these categorical systems in popular music. Following the work of Paul DiMaggio, we focus on four

  8. Conjunto de ejercicios con música encaminados a la incorporación de los abuelos al circulo del adulto mayor en el consultorio № 92 del Consejo Popular Herradura del municipio Consolación del Sur

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    José Miguel Valle Acosta

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    Full Text Available La sociedad nuestra tiene como deber garantizarle al adulto mayor la realización sistemática de ejercicios físicos y como forma principal las clases del Adulto Mayor, por lo cual es una necesidad continuar perfeccionando las mismas. Este trabajo presenta la propuesta de un conjunto de actividades físicas con música para mejorar la incorporación del adulto mayor en el Consejo Popular Herradura del municipio Consolación del Sur, atendiendo a la importancia que tienen éstas, ya que constituye un soporte motivacional y de reactivación de la memoria, imaginación, aspectos emocionales, relaciones afectivas y relaciones interpersonales. Fueron utilizados métodos teóricos, empíricos, estadísticos y de intervención comunitaria. El presente trabajo aborda un tema de vital importancia y siempre actual, ya que se relaciona con la incorporación del adulto mayor a las actividades físicas, concernientes con la calidad de vida de la población adulta, específicamente para aquellos que están en la 3era edad, los cuales se consideran, por ellos mismos y por muchas personas de la comunidad, como personas acabadas. Con la realización de este trabajo se procura mejorar la incorporación consciente de los adultos mayores al Círculo de Abuelos empleando para ello ejercicios con música, lo cual incidirá favorablemente en su estado psicosocial, las relaciones con la familia y la comunidad.

  9. Propuesta de un modelo de dirección estrategica en el centro de contacto del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

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    Delgado Mendoza, José Antonio

    2015-01-01

    Hoy en día, se considera al Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, como la Institución de seguridad social más grande de América Latina, siendo este para México, el pilar fundamental del bienestar tanto individual como colectivo de la sociedad mexicana. Dicho organismo, cuenta con una gran variedad de programas y servicios, los cuales, tienen como objetivo, el ofrecer a los derechohabientes, contribuyentes, jubilados, pensionados y público en general, un servicio de calidad...

  10. Popular Music and Society

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    2007-01-01

    Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, popular music is thriving in the former Soviet territories and covers a broad variety of genres.  Among these are rock bands formed in the Soviet era, surviving legends of Soviet pop, and younger bands and performers of the 1990s and 2000s...... or the Russkii Rok-Klub v Amerike (Russian Rock Club of America).   This special edition of Popular Music and Society aims to present research on contemporary popular music (broadly defined) in the former Soviet republics and their diasporas.  A central issue will be how the musical landscape has changed since...

  11. Popular Music and Society

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    2007-01-01

    Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, popular music is thriving in the former Soviet territories and covers a broad variety of genres.  Among these are rock bands formed in the Soviet era, surviving legends of Soviet pop, and younger bands and performers of the 1990s and 2000s.......   Local and foreign musics blend as new impulses arrive from without and arise from within the region.  Thanks to the most recent wave of Russian emigrants, these popular musics have also spread to various localities around the world, as exemplified by the phenomenon of "Russendisko" in Berlin...... or the Russkii Rok-Klub v Amerike (Russian Rock Club of America).   This special edition of Popular Music and Society aims to present research on contemporary popular music (broadly defined) in the former Soviet republics and their diasporas.  A central issue will be how the musical landscape has changed since...

  12. Popular action Ação popular

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    Thiane Tonon

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available The Popular Legal Action is a constitutional remedy, which is originated from the necessity of improving the Defense of Public Interest as well as of the Public Administration Morality Act. This remedy is a clear manifestation of the citizens’ sovereignty. This legal measure entitles any citizen to obtain the invalidation of illegal administrative acts or contract that can cause damages to the Federal, State and Municipal Property, which includes public agencies and any private party entitled to handle public money. This study has the purpose of preserving the public interest through probity, efficiency and morality when handling public property. In addition, it includes the environmental protection and the State Properties. Its aim is the prevention and interruption of the illicit act with the consequent conviction of the defendants who must return the damaged property to its status quo ante. It is a legal enforcement act that puts the Public Administration Defense into effect, not taking into consideration any personal advantage from the author. Although this legal remedy is concerned with the population as a whole, who is the beneficiary of the possible nullification of the illicit act, it is clear that this citizen will have his/her constitutional right preserved. In short, this Popular Legal Action is a political right that each citizen can make use of, in order to supervise the Administrative legality as well as his/her right to participate in the State Policy.A ação popular constitui-se em remédio constitucional nascido da necessidade de melhorar a defesa do interesse público e da moral administrativa. É uma manifestação direta da soberania popular. Através dela, qualquer cidadão é parte legítima para obter a invalidação de atos ou contratos administrativos ilegais e lesivos do patrimônio federal, estadual e municipal, ou de suas autarquias, entidades paraestatais e pessoas jurídicas subvencionadas com dinheiros p

  13. El seguro de enfermedad en España: un análisis estocástico

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    Melgar Hiraldo, María del Carmen

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se centra en el estudio del seguro privado de enfermedad en España durante el periodo 1981-1997, dada la importancia de este sector en la actividad aseguradora de nuestro país. Mostramos en primer lugar las principales características del mercado del seguro médico, destacando la importancia de las cifras del grado de equilibrio técnico en este ramo, que se mueven por debajo de las correspondientes a la actividad aseguradora en su conjunto. El mayor componente del grado de equilibrio técnico es la relación entre el importe de siniestralidad y la recaudación de primas, que se mantiene a lo largo de todo el periodo objeto de estudio en torno al 80-85%, lo que nos lleva a prever una gran interdependencia entre las variables consideradas. Este hecho se ve ratificado por un análisis estocástico en el que, a través de un modelo de regresión lineal uniecuacional, estudiamos la dependencia del importe de la siniestralidad respecto a diversas variables de entre las más relevantes del sector, junto con el P.I.B.; siguiendo un proceso iterativo, donde se elimina en cada paso aquella variable que resulta menos significativa, llegamos a expresar el importe de la siniestralidad únicamente en función de la recaudación de primas y del P.I.B., pudiendo incluso prescindirse de esta última variable si se desea una mayor simplicidad de la expresión final del modelo.

  14. Teaching Japanese Popular Culture

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    Deborah Shamoon

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Japanese popular culture has arrived on American college campuses as never before. Student interest in Japanese manga (comic books, anime (animated films and television shows, and video games drives much of the enrollment in Japanese courses and Japanese majors and minors. In response to student interest, as well as the establishment of popular culture as a topic of serious academic scholarship, the demand for courses on Japanese popular culture has never been higher. Yet the number of scholars specializing in the study of popular culture is still relatively small. This can potentially create problems, as faculty teach outside their expertise, and perhaps face an uncomfortable situation in which the students know more about the topic than the professor. In this article, I will offer some suggestions and advice for faculty creating a popular culture course for the first time, based on my experiences teaching undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame. The course I developed reflects my background in Japanese literature and film, and is but one example of many possible approaches to the topic. The sample syllabus and list of resources at the end of this article provide citations for all text and media sources mentioned.

  15. Arte Popular y Feminismo

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    Eli Bartra

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se lleva a cabo, en primer lugar, una propuesta metodológica de cómo abordar el estudio del arte popular desde un punto de vista feminista. A continuación se realiza un acercamiento a un ejemplo específico de arte popular mexicano que se halla en estrecha relación con el arte elitista y se puede considerar que se trata de un proceso de sincretismo cultural un tanto sui generis: las friditas de Josefina Aguilar como recreaciones de la obra plástica de Frida Kahlo. Con base en este “close up” se intenta mostrar un posible método para conocer el arte popular contemplando las divisiones sociales por género, etnia y clase.

  16. Suministro de información y seguros de confiabilidad en el mercado SPOT de generación de electricidad colombiano.

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    David Fernando Tobon O.

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo presentar algunos mecanismos de mercado que pueden inducir a mejorar la confiabilidad en el mercado de generación de electricidad spot colombiano; estos son:1 la provisión de información adicional al precio unitario spot, en un mercado que por su naturaleza es aleatorio, y 2 seguros de confiabilidad, al reconocerse que las demandas son altamente inflexibles. También se desarrolla una aplicación para mostrar cómo operarían en la práctica estos mecanismos y se determinan las restricciones que se deben corregir para que sean operativos. Este programa de seguros garantiza una confiabilidad eficiente, provee información importante para los agentes del mercado y reglas de asignación que minimizan los costos económicos en caso de fallas en la capacidad de generación de electricidad, que podrían ser aplicados a mercados de generación de electricidad como el colombiano, donde se han tenido recurrentes crisis de abastecimiento y se ha pensado profundizar en las reformas de este mercado.

  17. Cáncer: Ayuda para los que no tienen seguro (Cancer - Help for the Uninsured)

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    2009-05-26

    Este podcast habla de los recursos para las personas con cáncer que no tienen seguro médico o que tienen una cobertura insuficiente.  Created: 5/26/2009 by National Center for Health Marketing.   Date Released: 8/2/2011.

  18. Presidential Popularity and Reputation

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    1990-01-01

    textabstractThis paper reports on the results of an empirical study of relationships between the popularity of US presidents and economic variables. Traditionally, these relationships are based on the hypothesis that voters hold the incumbent President responsible for the economic situation. We

  19. Popularity and Debut

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    Winther, Christian Dahl

    -of-mouth communication influences popularity in the two periods of competition by increasing the likelihood of the late consumer having an affinity towards the brand adopted at the first stage. In this environment firms strategically choose their timing of product introduction knowing that fast introduction is costly. I......-mover advantages, alleviating incentives to enter a costly product development race....

  20. Resources for Popular Education.

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    Heaney, Tom

    1992-01-01

    Popular education, with its agenda for social change, often lacks access to traditional financial support. Strategies for resource development include volunteers, small proportion of public funding, an umbrella organization to distribute funds, and collaboration with adult educators in mainstream institutions. (SK)

  1. Experiencia mexicana en el diseño de seguros ganaderos paramétricos satelitales de tipo catastrófico: bases conceptuales y teóricas

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    Fernando Paz

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo de instrumentos de gestión de riesgos climáticos permite instrumentar acciones de adaptación ante el cambio climático, además de hacer eficiente el uso de recursos financieros para mitigar los impactos. En México, el empleo de estos instrumentos no se ha documentado, por lo que en este trabajo se desarrolla un marco conceptual-teórico para la instrumentación de seguros ganaderos paramétricos satelitales, con la finalidad de exponer sus ventajas y delimitar sus alcances. Para tal fin, se aplicaron los conceptos de unidad de riesgo, umbral de pago y elementos asociados al seguro, para establecer el riesgo climático que se asocia a las actividades agropecuarias, principalmente por sequías. Bajo el requerimiento crítico de una relación lineal entre el índice espectral y la biomasa vegetal, sin constante aditiva, se usó el índice espectral NDVIcp, optimizado por diversos efectos, lo que dio lugar al desarrollo de un esquema de seguro técnicamente sólido, sin el requisito de contar con información histórica de producción agropecuaria y que, además, refleja fielmente la realidad en campo. Todo lo anterior, permitió sentar las bases para el diseño de un seguro ganadero paramétrico satelital de tipo catastrófico sólido, transparente y conceptualmente accesible a los usuarios del mismo.

  2. Promoting the healthy, safe use of recreational waters Por un uso saludable y seguro de las aguas de recreo

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    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available Las actividades acuáticas recreativas pueden ofrecer beneficios considerables para la salud y el bienestar de las personas. Por ejemplo, los lagos y los ríos pueden brindar un ambiente adecuado para el descanso, la actividad física y el esparcimiento. Además, muchos países de todas las latitudes dependen de sus extensas playas cubiertas de arena para atraer a los turistas, y los desembolsos de esos visitantes contribuyen a la economía local. Sin embargo, esas actividades acuáticas también pueden representar riesgos para la salud, ya que aguas contaminadas o poco seguras en lugares de recreo pueden conducir a infecciones y enfermedades, lesiones e incluso la muerte. Para ayudar a lidiar con este tipo de problemas, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS emitió recientemente un informe titulado Directrices para un Medio Acuático Recreativo Seguro (Guidelines for Safe Recreational Water Environments. El texto está dirigido a reducir las muertes y lesiones de los bañistas, así como a hacer las playas y los espacios recreativos acuáticos más seguros para el descanso, los ejercicios y el esparcimiento. El nuevo informe de la OMS trata sobre riesgos tales como el de ahogarse y recibir lesiones; la exposición al frío, el calor y las radiaciones solares; la calidad del agua; la contaminación de la arena de las playas; y la exposición a algas, agentes químicos y físicos, así como a organismos acuáticos peligrosos. Las directrices propuestas en el informe de la OMS deben servir de base para desarrollar estrategias nacionales e internacionales -como estándares y regulaciones-, para controlar los riesgos para la salud que se pueden encontrar en los medios acuáticos de recreo y, al mismo tiempo, deben ofrecer un marco de trabajo para las autoridades locales encargadas de tomar decisiones. Estas directrices también se pueden utilizar como material de referencia para las industrias y los operadores que preparan proyectos de

  3. Sound as Popular Culture

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    , physical, perceptual, and sensory processes that integrate a multitude of cultural traditions and forms of knowledge. The chapters discuss conceptual issues as well as terminologies and research methods; analyze historical and contemporary case studies of listening in various sound cultures; and consider......The wide-ranging texts in this book take as their premise the idea that sound is a subject through which popular culture can be analyzed in an innovative way. From an infant’s gurgles over a baby monitor to the roar of the crowd in a stadium to the sub-bass frequencies produced by sound systems...... in the disco era, sound—not necessarily aestheticized as music—is inextricably part of the many domains of popular culture. Expanding the view taken by many scholars of cultural studies, the contributors consider cultural practices concerning sound not merely as semiotic or signifying processes but as material...

  4. Sound as Popular Culture

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    The wide-ranging texts in this book take as their premise the idea that sound is a subject through which popular culture can be analyzed in an innovative way. From an infant’s gurgles over a baby monitor to the roar of the crowd in a stadium to the sub-bass frequencies produced by sound systems...... in the disco era, sound—not necessarily aestheticized as music—is inextricably part of the many domains of popular culture. Expanding the view taken by many scholars of cultural studies, the contributors consider cultural practices concerning sound not merely as semiotic or signifying processes but as material......, physical, perceptual, and sensory processes that integrate a multitude of cultural traditions and forms of knowledge. The chapters discuss conceptual issues as well as terminologies and research methods; analyze historical and contemporary case studies of listening in various sound cultures; and consider...

  5. La Situación del Instituto de Seguro Social

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    Zoilo Cuéllar-Montoya

    2006-09-01

    La aseguradora de Pensiones del ISS, mantiene casi la mitad de los afiliados al sistema pensional en Colombia; es una aseguradora excelente y maneja costos administrativos inferiores a las demás Administradoras Financieras de Pensiones (AFP, pero su problema es financiero: a partir de 2004, cuando se agotaron sus reservas, se vio obligada a cumplir con sus obligaciones con 2.3 billones de ingresos propios, por cotizaciones; 3 billones en bonos y cuotas partes y el Gobierno debió destinar 4.3 billones del presupuesto nacional para completar el monto de las obligaciones pensionales del ISS, que podemos interpretar como una iniciación en el pago de la deuda del Gobierno Nacional al Instituto...

  6. Gramsci y la cultura popular

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    Juan Carlos Rodríguez

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Suele decirse que casi todo el mundo del llamado pensamiento alternativo (o pensamiento crítico al menos anda buscando en los textos de Gramsci la solución a los problemas políticos y culturales que nos acucian. Sobre todo a través de dos cuestiones claves en Gramsci: la noción de hegemonía y la noción de la cultura popular. Ahora bien: me temo que se busca en Gramsci lo que Gramsci no nos puede dar sino a través de una larga investigación. Quiero decir, que se trata de categorías o nociones que no están servidas en bandeja, ya plenas y absolutamente consolidadas. Como canapés que pudieran tomarse directamente de la bandeja.

  7. Tabaquismo en profesionales de la salud del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Morelos

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    Salmerón-Castro Jorge

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia de hábito tabáquico por categoría laboral en trabajadores de la salud del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, en el estado de Morelos, México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal en 3 133 empleados de los servicios médicos de las 23 unidades médicas con que cuenta la delegación Morelos del IMSS, durante el periodo de octubre de 1998 a marzo de 2000. Mediante un cuestionario autoaplicable se recolectó información sobre patrones de consumo de tabaco en distintas etapas de la vida, así como algunas características demográficas y categoría laboral. Se estimaron prevalencias e intervalos de confianza al 95% por grupos de edad y sexo para distintas categorías laborales. Resultados. De los 3 133 empleados participantes, 53.4% (IC 95% 50.8-56.8 de los hombres y 27.4% (IC 95% 25.4-29.3 de las mujeres contaban con historia de tabaquismo en algún momento de la vida. La prevalencia de tabaquismo activo fue de 28.3 % (IC 95% 25.6-31.0 y 14.4% (IC 95% 12.8-15.9 en hombres y mujeres, respectivamente. Entre los hombres, los médicos presentan una prevalencia de tabaquismo activo menor (20.9% que la observada entre trabajadores de otras áreas: personal administrativo (33.0% y personal técnico de distintas categorías (26.6%. Las mujeres muestran en general una prevalencia menor que los hombres en todas las categorías, y las enfermeras presentan una prevalencia discretamente menor (12.5% que las médicas (16.0%. Conclusiones. El patrón del consumo de tabaco observado en profesionales de la salud del IMSS Morelos muestra una prevalencia menor a la observada en población general. Sin embargo, es necesario continuar con programas para desalentar el consumo del tabaco entre profesionales de la salud, y tratar de hacerlos concientes acerca de la influencia positiva que pueden y deben ejercer en la sociedad para impulsar programas integrados contra el consumo del tabaco y la adicción a

  8. Evaluation of criteria of environmental fitness for popular houses of the low income sector to arid regions in Mexicali, Baja California; Evaluacion de criterios de adecuacion ambiental para la vivienda popular de sectores de bajos ingresos al clima calido extremo de Mexicali, B.C.

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    Corral Martinez, Maria [Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexicali, Baja California (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    The main purpose of this work is to present the impact on minimizing thermal loads, the traditional bioclimatic criteria commonly utilized on low income housing types in Mexicali, B.C., Mexico by showing the results of dynamic thermal evaluation based in the DOE 2.1e software as well as its technical description, with the purpose of providing recommendations for low income popular houses on arid regions, due to the high reduction percentages that can be obtained during summertime. Therefore, having the data obtained from the field as a starting point, the thermal problematic in popular housing is detected. A properties is chosen from a representative range of government supported housing types named progressive housing which are offered an financially available to the large low income popular sector in order to determine the thermal environmental function using the DOE 2.1e software and a gnomon analysis. To conclude evaluations showed that by integrating and applying traditional thermal and environmental strategies that are commonly used in this region, it is possible to reduce as much 50% of the annual cooling internal load, enhancing thermal comfort conditions in natural bioclimatic way. [Spanish] El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar el impacto en la reduccion de la carga interna de enfriamiento, de los criterios de adecuacion ambiental que tradicionalmente se aplican en la vivienda de Mexicali, B.C., Mexico presentando los resultados de una evaluacion termica en estado dinamico con el programa DOE 2.1e y la descripcion tecnica de las mismas, con el proposito de hacer recomendaciones para la vivienda popular de bajos ingresos en zonas aridas. Para ello a partir de informacion de campo se detecta la existencia de problema termico en la vivienda popular. Se revisa un prototipo representativo de los programas oficiales de vivienda ofrecido a los sectores populares denominado vivienda progresiva, a fin de establecer el grado de adecuacion termico ambiental con el

  9. Una estimación del número de siniestros en el seguro del automóvil: Comparación entre distintos modelos.

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    Guerrero Casas, Flor María

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El seguro del automóvil constituye uno de los principales ramos del conjunto de la actividad aseguradora; en concreto, en el año 2003 representa en España el 25,65% del total de ésta, siendo así el más importante dentro del seguro de no vida. Una de las preocupaciones básicas de este sector es la estimación del número de siniestros que se producen. En el desarrollo de esta tarea, se emplean modelos econométricos tipo count data; en este sentido, suelen utilizarse habitualmente el modelo de Poisson o el binomial negativo. Sin embargo, modelos como los inflados de ceros pueden resultar más adecuados al tener en cuenta determinados aspectos relativos a los valores nulos de la variable endógena, que los otros no consideran. El objetivo fundamental del presente trabajo es mostrar los factores más significativos en la ocurrencia de siniestros declarados por los conductores. A partir de los datos suministrados por cierta entidad aseguradora privada, se lleva a cabo la estimación del número de siniestros a través de cada uno de los modelos anteriormente mencionados y se comparan los resultados obtenidos.

  10. Popular en la UAM-X

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    María Isabel Arbesú García

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es analizar la forma en que se vinculan en un módulo en el Sistema Modular Xochimilco las tres actividades sustantivas que realiza la universidad: docencia, investigación y servicio. Se toma como caso de estudio al Taller de Vivienda popular ya que este permite que los estudiantes de arquitectura cursen su último año de estudios de la licenciatura y se especialicen en el diseño de problemas relacionados con la vivienda popular.

  11. Ball game popularity

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    Gregorič, Vanja

    2011-01-01

    In the diploma thesis I present ball games and how they are popular among children of 4th and 5th form of primary school. Sport activities play an important role when growing up and it is up to adults to provide children a certain amount of exercise in the pre-school period and during their schooling. It is important that one considers child's age and that the activities are represented through playing. Ball games are included in the curriculum in one of the sets in the first three years. In ...

  12. Popular perceptions of Galileo

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    Sobel, Dava

    2010-01-01

    Among the most persistent popular misperceptions of Galileo is the image of an irreligious scientist who opposed the Catholic Church and was therefore convicted of heresy-was even excommunicated, according to some accounts, and denied Christian burial. In fact, Galileo considered himself a good Catholic. He accepted the Bible as the true word of God on matters pertaining to salvation, but insisted Scripture did not teach astronomy. Emboldened by his discovery of the Medicean Moons, he took a stand on Biblical exegesis that has since become the official Church position.

  13. Valorización de Insur Compañía de Seguros S.A.

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    Frisancho Aldave, Jorge Luis; Mendoza Bernardo Cabrera, Aarón Guido Israel; Valdez Solís, Fernando Iván

    2017-01-01

    Insur Compañía de Seguros S.A. inició operaciones en el Perú en agosto de 2009, actualmente se dedica a la venta de pólizas de seguros de crédito interno, crédito a la exportación y cauciones. En los primeros dos casos es la empresa líder del mercado, mientras que en las cauciones, a pesar de ocupar el cuarto lugar en participación, presenta la mayor rentabilidad técnica (resultado técnico sobre primas retenidas). Asimismo, es la segunda empresa más rentable en inversiones a nivel sistema por...

  14. El Salvador’s Crime Prevention Policies - From Mano Dura to El Salvador Seguro

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    2015-12-01

    to decrease the homicide rate. 82 Presidencia de la Republica El Salvador, “ Presidente Sanchéz...Salvador: President of the Republic, 2015), http://www.presidencia .gob.sv/ presidente - Sanchéz-Cerén-da-a-conocer-plan-quinquenal-2014-2019/. 83...insecurity throughout the 85 Presidente de la Republica El Salvador, “Plan El Salvador Seguro,” 23–46

  15. Los seguros de salud mexicanos: cobertura universal incierta Mexican health insurance: uncertain universal coverage

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    Asa Cristina Laurell

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El sistema de salud mexicano se compone de la Secretaría de Salud (rectora del sector y prestador de algunos servicios, la seguridad social laboral pública, y el sector privado. Transita por un proceso de reforma iniciado en 1995 para universalizar la cobertura y separar las funciones regulación-financiamiento-prestación de servicios; reforma que después de quince años sigue inacabada y problemática. Este texto analiza crítica- y propositivamente la problemática surgida a raíz de las sucesivas reformas. El énfasis se pone en su última etapa con la introducción del "Seguro Popular" para la población sin seguridad social laboral. El análisis concibe la reforma de salud como parte de la Reforma del Estado en el marco de la reorganización neoliberal de la sociedad. A diferencia de otros países latinoamericanos este proceso no pasó por una nueva Constitución. El análisis se basa en documentos oficiales y un seguimiento sistemático de la instrumentación del Sistema de Protección Social en Salud y su impacto sobre la cobertura y acceso a los servicios. Se concluye que es improbable que se universalice la cobertura poblacional y menos el acceso a los servicios. Empero las reformas están forzando la mercantilización del sistema aún en presencia de un sector privado débil.The Mexican health system is comprised of the Department of Health, state labor social security and the private sector. It is undergoing a reform process initiated in 1995 to achieve universal coverage and separate the regulation, financing and service functions; a reform that after fifteen years is incomplete and problematic. The scope of this paper is to assess the problems that underlie the successive reforms. Special emphasis is given to the last reform stage with the introduction of the "Insurance of the People" aimed at the population without labor social security. In the analysis, health reform is seen as part of the Reform of the State in the context of

  16. Las cláusulas abusivas en el Contrato de Seguro

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    Flor Villalobos de Bastidas

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el contrato de seguro, característico contrato de adhesión que, por ser elaborado por las empresas de seguros bajo formatos preestablecidos, propenden a la inclusión de cláusulas abusivas. En cuanto a la metodología, se revisan fuentes documentales y se realiza una investigación descriptiva de la regulación de las cláusulas abusivas en el ordenamiento jurídico venezolano y otras legislaciones. Los resultados permiten afirmar que las cláusulas abusivas han sido de uso frecuente por la práctica asegurativa, por lo cual se ha requerido la regulación de las mismas y su prohibición mediante normas imperativas que tienden a proteger el débil jurídico, aún cuando se afirme la vigencia del principio de la autonomía de la voluntad de las partes en la suscripción de los contratos de seguros.

  17. Violencia contra mujeres embarazadas entre las usuarias del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social: un estudio sobre determinantes, prevalencia y severidad

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    Roberto Castro

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de una encuesta entre 446 mujeres usuarias de los servicios de salud del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS en Morelos, que se encontraban en su tercer trimestre de embarazo. El objetivo era indagar si la violencia contra mujeres se incrementa durante el embarazo o si, por el contrario, disminuye. Se encontró que la prevalencia no varió en ambos periodos (aproximadamente 15 por ciento, en general. En cambio, la severidad de la violencia emocional se incrementó durante el embarazo, mientras que la de la violencia física y sexual se mantuvo constante. Un análisis de regresión logística mostró que las variables que mejor predicen la violencia durante el embarazo son el número de hijos, el consumo de alcohol por parte de la pareja, la historia de violencia en la infancia de la pareja y la existencia de violencia durante el año previo al embarazo.

  18. Constructing the popular: challenges of archiving ugandan 'popular ...

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    popular' and contends that while its definition depends on the intention of the one defining, the popular is also time- and culture-specific. Field research shows that the construction of music as 'popular' in Uganda is commercially determined – by the ...

  19. Tabaquismo en profesionales de la salud del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Morelos

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    Jorge Salmerón-Castro

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia de hábito tabáquico por categoría laboral en trabajadores de la salud del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, en el estado de Morelos, México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal en 3 133 empleados de los servicios médicos de las 23 unidades médicas con que cuenta la delegación Morelos del IMSS, durante el periodo de octubre de 1998 a marzo de 2000. Mediante un cuestionario autoaplicable se recolectó información sobre patrones de consumo de tabaco en distintas etapas de la vida, así como algunas características demográficas y categoría laboral. Se estimaron prevalencias e intervalos de confianza al 95% por grupos de edad y sexo para distintas categorías laborales. Resultados. De los 3 133 empleados participantes, 53.4% (IC 95% 50.8-56.8 de los hombres y 27.4% (IC 95% 25.4-29.3 de las mujeres contaban con historia de tabaquismo en algún momento de la vida. La prevalencia de tabaquismo activo fue de 28.3 % (IC 95% 25.6-31.0 y 14.4% (IC 95% 12.8-15.9 en hombres y mujeres, respectivamente. Entre los hombres, los médicos presentan una prevalencia de tabaquismo activo menor (20.9% que la observada entre trabajadores de otras áreas: personal administrativo (33.0% y personal técnico de distintas categorías (26.6%. Las mujeres muestran en general una prevalencia menor que los hombres en todas las categorías, y las enfermeras presentan una prevalencia discretamente menor (12.5% que las médicas (16.0%. Conclusiones. El patrón del consumo de tabaco observado en profesionales de la salud del IMSS Morelos muestra una prevalencia menor a la observada en población general. Sin embargo, es necesario continuar con programas para desalentar el consumo del tabaco entre profesionales de la salud, y tratar de hacerlos concientes acerca de la influencia positiva que pueden y deben ejercer en la sociedad para impulsar programas integrados contra el consumo del tabaco y la adicción a

  20. Las devociones populares tributadas al beato dominico, Gonzalo de Amarante: “danzando de Portugal a Brasil, Colombia y México”. The Popular Devotions Offered to the Dominican blessed, Gonzalo de Amarante: “Dancing from Portugal to Brazil, Colombia and Mexico”

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    Eugenio Torres Torres

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es estudiar el desarrollo histórico de las devociones populares del beato Gonzalo de Amarante y su trasplante, a partir del siglo XVI, desde Portugal a Brasil, México y Colombia. Asimismo, identificar sus diferentes manifestaciones, sobre todo sus patronazgos, exvotos y danzas, que con la piedad ilustrada de finales del siglo XVIII fueron cuestionados por algunos obispos, presbíteros y frailes, sin que ello influyera en el deterioro de la devoción que, en México, si fue afectada por la demolición o cierre de iglesias, a mediados del siglo XIX.

  1. Feasibility of community-based health insurance in rural tropical Ecuador Factibilidad de un seguro de enfermedad comunitario en una zona rural tropical de Ecuador

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    Martin Eckhardt

    2011-03-01

    ón hacia el modelo presentado. MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo una encuesta transversal usando un cuestionario estructurado. De unos 829 hogares, 210 se escogieron aleatoriamente mediante un muestreo por conglomerados en dos etapas. Se analizaron las actitudes hacia un esquema de seguro de enfermedad, se recopiló información sobre los factores que posiblemente influían en la voluntad de participar y se correlacionaron con esta última. Para comprender la posible capacidad de pago de un entrevistado, se evaluó el gasto en atención de la salud en el último episodio de enfermedad. Se definió "factibilidad" como la existencia de voluntad de participar en el esquema de seguro de enfermedad en al menos 50% de los jefes de hogar. RESULTADOS: La voluntad de participar en un modelo de seguro de enfermedad por un costo de US$ 30 por año fue de 69,3%. El 92,2% de los entrevistados declararon que, en el caso de adherirse al programa, concurrirían al establecimiento de salud local más a menudo. El nivel educativo presentó una correlación negativa con la voluntad de participar, pero otras variables no mostraron ninguna asociación significativa con ella. El estudio reveló una actitud positiva hacia el esquema del seguro de enfermedad. Se documentaron gastos de atención de salud importantes en el último episodio de enfermedad. CONCLUSIONES: La puesta en marcha de un seguro de enfermedad en la zona de estudio es factible. Sin embargo, es probable que la participación real sea inferior a la voluntad de participar declarada. Aun así, un esquema de seguro de enfermedad podría representar una opción financiera interesante en las zonas rurales donde los servicios son escasos y difíciles de mantener.

  2. Propuesta para la Creación de una Oficina Estratégica de Proyectos en la Dirección de Planificación Institucional (DPI) de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)

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    Scholl Montero, Erick; Villarreal Fuentes, Laura

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    Proyecto de Graduación (Maestría en Gerencia de Proyectos) Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica. Área Académica de Gerencia de Proyectos, 2014 La Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) se crea como una institución semiautónoma para la prestación de servicios de salud, pensiones y prestaciones sociales, en el año 1942 durante la administración del presidente Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia. En los últimos 25 años, el sector salud ha experimentado cambios sustanciales debido al incremento e...

  3. Selección de medicamentos y uso seguro de medicamentos

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    Los aspectos relacionados con el uso seguro de medicamentos constituyen buena parte de los objetivos fijados por las estrategias sobre seguridad clínica puestas en marcha desde distintos organismos, recogiendo así el interés y preocupación de profesionales, evaluadores, gestores y ciudadanos. El proceso de selección de medicamentos, basado en los principios de uso racional de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, puede considerarse un proceso clave para la mejora de la seguridad clínica en rel...

  4. Los riesgos de Internet. Consejos para su uso seguro. Habilidades necesarias para utilizar Internet

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    Internet ofrece infinitas posibilidades, pero también conlleva riesgos para ciertos perfiles de personas. Estos riesgos están relacionados con la información, la comunicación interpersonal, las actividades económicas, el funcionamiento de Internet y las adiciones. Ante estos peligros potenciales, es conveniente adoptar medidas preventivas (decálogo de los derechos de la infancia en Internet, programas de sensibilización para promover el uso seguro y responsable de Internet, etc.) y además, pa...

  5. Edward Said on Popular Music

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    2017-01-01

    Although Edward Said, generally known as one of the founders of postcolonial studies, has written extensively on music, he almost completely ignores popular music. However, the few moments in which he does reflect on popular music are highly revealing. In this article I provide a comprehensive overview and a critical analysis of Said’s public statements on popular music, and argue that these strongly create dissonance with his interventions in postcolonial theory and politics. More specifical...

  6. Popular "Problems": Deviantization and Teachers' Curation of Popular Music

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    Kallio, Alexis Anja

    2017-01-01

    Despite many music classrooms welcoming popular musics in striving towards an inclusive and democratic education, there has been relatively little research into teachers' decisions regarding which popular musics are included and which are excluded from classroom activities. This is of particular interest taking into account arguments that the…

  7. Seguro Nuclear

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    1978-04-01

    A description of the constitutive elements of insurance and its features in the field of law, and special legislation about the matter are given. The relationship between the liability of the nuclear power plant operator and the international conventions about civil liability on nuclear damage is discussed. Some considerations on damage reparing in the United States, Germany, France and Spain are presented. (A.L.S.L.) [pt

  8. El dilema del arte popular en Bolivia

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    Lupe Cajas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aborda la comunicación desde las tres interpretaciones más importantes: la tradicionalista, la militar y mercantilista y el arte popular tan inestable, cuestionado y cambiante. Canclini cuestiona la compartamentalización de cultura: popular y de medios y esboza los problemas que plantea la tradicional miopía de no reconocer la universalización y ubicuidad de la cultura de masas. Se agregan otros temas como: ¿Re-intelección de los medios? apuntes sobre un libro de los Mattelart, ¿"Ética" o "Deontología" de la comunicación social?, El lenguaje del vestido y de la fiesta,Talleres de cultura Popular en Santiago de Chile, El dilema del arte popular en Bolivia,¿Sobrevivirán las artesanías aborígenes argentinas?, Los tejedores de El Tintorero, Tecnologías de computación y Tercer Mundo, La cobertura del terremoto en México, La comunicación como quehacer y como problema, la comunicación planificada sirve al desarrollo

  9. Diseño del Sistema Integral de Medicion de Gestion (SIMEG de la IPS del Instituto de Seguros Sociales

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    Paula Bernal Gelvis

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    Full Text Available Este articulo presenta los resultados obtenidos en la monografia "Diserio del Sistema Integral de Medici6n de la Gestión (SIMEG en la Institución prestadora de servicios (IPS del Instituto de Seguros Sociales (ISS"; en la que -utilizando la inferencia deductiva-, se plantea el SIMEG como una herramienta administrativa para la evaluación y el monitoreo de la gestión. Para el diseño de esta herramienta, en primera instancia se realiza un acercamiento teórico a la metodología recurriendo a diversas fuentes bibliográficas (Iibros, artículos, publicaciones en Internet, panelistas, seminarios, etc. para determinar el estado del arte del Balanced Scorecard y las metodologías analoqas tales como el SIMEG; y en segundo lugar, se construye un marco conceptual sobre el objeto de estudio, la Institución prestadora de servicios (IPS del ISS, a través del establecimiento del marco legal, el análisis situacional y la recolección de información interna (administrativa, estratégica. presupuestal, financiera, contable, estadistica, etc.. De esta manera se logra una aproximaci6n te6rica al Sistema integral de medición de la gestión, SIMEG, que proporcione las herramientas necesarias para comprender la magnitud y el alcance de la metodología que se pretende implementar. Finalmente se describe paso a paso el proceso metodológico utilizado en su implantación en la IPS del ISS y, por ultimo, se plantean sugerencias con el objeto de asegurar el éxito en dicho proceso.

  10. Prevalencia de consumo riesgoso y dañino de alcohol en derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

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    Morales-García Juana Inés de la Cruz

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Medir la prevalencia de consumo riesgoso y dañino de alcohol en la población amparada por el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS. Material y métodos. En un estudio transversal se entrevistaron 45 117 derechohabientes del IMSS, en las 36 delegaciones del país. Se aplicó un cuestionario estructurado y autoaplicable a cada sujeto usando el instrumento de tamizaje AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test, el cual consta de 10 preguntas. Las tres primeras se relacionan con la cantidad y frecuencia del consumo de alcohol, las tres siguientes evalúan la dependencia y las cuatro últimas se refieren a problemas causados por el alcohol. Cada pregunta consta de tres a cinco opciones, a las que se les asignan valores progresivos de cero a cuatro. Se estimó la prevalencia de consumo, con intervalos de confianza al 95% (IC 95%. Resultados. La prevalencia de consumo problema de alcohol (riesgoso y dañino fue de 12.8% (IC 95% 12.5-13.2. El consumo fue mayor en hombres (22.2%; IC 95% 21.7-22.8 que en mujeres (3.4%; IC 95% 3.1-3.6. En los hombres se observó un efecto de edad, mientras que en las mujeres el consumo por edad fue más homogéneo. En ambos grupos el consumo fue más importante en la edad productiva. Conclusiones. La prevalencia de consumo de alcohol que constituye un problema para la salud, es elevada en la población derechohabiente del IMSS. Es necesario desarrollar políticas y programas de salud específicos, para disminuir este grave problema.

  11. Marine recreational linefishing is arguably the most popular form of ...

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    Marine recreational linefishing is arguably the most popular form of marine resource usage along the. South African coastline. Recent estimates placed the number of participants in the shore-fishery at 412 000 anglers (McGrath et al. 1997), and the number in the offshore boat-based fishery at 13 800 (Sauer et al. 1997).

  12. Rethinking Popular Culture and Media

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    Marshall, Elizabeth, Ed.; Sensoy, Ozlem, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    "Rethinking Popular Culture and Media" is a provocative collection of articles that begins with the idea that the "popular" in classrooms and in the everyday lives of teachers and students is fundamentally political. This anthology includes outstanding articles by elementary and secondary public school teachers, scholars, and activists who…

  13. Edward Said on Popular Music

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    Capitain, W.H.P.

    2017-01-01

    Although Edward Said, generally known as one of the founders of postcolonial studies, has written extensively on music, he almost completely ignores popular music. However, the few moments in which he does reflect on popular music are highly revealing. In this article I provide a comprehensive

  14. New Dimensions in Popular Culture.

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    Nye, Russel B., Ed.

    This document contains fifteen essays which study some of the didactic, moralistic literature which was popular in nineteenth century America, and speculate about the culture from which the literature evolved. The essays include "Millions of Moral Little Books: Sunday School Books in Their Popular Context"; "Nineteenth Century Gift Books: A…

  15. Países seguros - Uma solução ou outro problema?

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    Sofia Felício Caseiro

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    Full Text Available Este artigo debruça-se sobre a problemática dos países seguros, de origem e terceiros, cuja aplicação, controversa, pode acelerar o procedimento de asilo e colocar em causa os direitos e garantias dos requerentes de asilo. Coloca em análise a lista comum de países de origem seguros proposta pela Comissão Europeia em 2015 e que será discutida no plenário do Parlamento Europeu, em breve. || Safe countries - A solution or another problem? This article shines light on the concept of safe countries, safe countries of origin and safe third countries. The application of these concepts, although controversial, can expedite asylum procedures and endanger rights and guarantees of asylum seekers. This article also analysis the proposal of an European Union safe countries of origin common list, proposed by the European Commission in 2015 and that will soon be discussed in the European Parliament’s plenary session.

  16. Práctica de cuidado cultural al lactante menor desde el saber popular de la familia : estudio etnográfico en la comunidad Awajun-Amazonas 2013

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    Dávila Valdera, Anny Katherine

    2014-01-01

    La presente investigación cualitativa-etnográfica propone caracterizar, analizar y comprender los saberes y prácticas de cuidados culturales que brinda la familia al lactante menor en la comunidad Awajun. Se fundamentó en Japiassú (1992), Leininger (1995) y Bustamante (2004). Los participantes fueron 7 familias de la comunidad Juan Velazco-Amazonas, obtenidos por saturación. Se recolectó los datos mediante la observación, el diario de campo y la entrevista etnográfica, considerándose los crit...

  17. Prevalencia de consumo riesgoso y dañino de alcohol en derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social The prevalence of hazardous and harmful use of alcohol among the insured population of Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

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    Juana Inés de la Cruz Morales-García

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Medir la prevalencia de consumo riesgoso y dañino de alcohol en la población amparada por el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS. Material y métodos. En un estudio transversal se entrevistaron 45 117 derechohabientes del IMSS, en las 36 delegaciones del país. Se aplicó un cuestionario estructurado y autoaplicable a cada sujeto usando el instrumento de tamizaje AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test, el cual consta de 10 preguntas. Las tres primeras se relacionan con la cantidad y frecuencia del consumo de alcohol, las tres siguientes evalúan la dependencia y las cuatro últimas se refieren a problemas causados por el alcohol. Cada pregunta consta de tres a cinco opciones, a las que se les asignan valores progresivos de cero a cuatro. Se estimó la prevalencia de consumo, con intervalos de confianza al 95% (IC 95%. Resultados. La prevalencia de consumo problema de alcohol (riesgoso y dañino fue de 12.8% (IC 95% 12.5-13.2. El consumo fue mayor en hombres (22.2%; IC 95% 21.7-22.8 que en mujeres (3.4%; IC 95% 3.1-3.6. En los hombres se observó un efecto de edad, mientras que en las mujeres el consumo por edad fue más homogéneo. En ambos grupos el consumo fue más importante en la edad productiva. Conclusiones. La prevalencia de consumo de alcohol que constituye un problema para la salud, es elevada en la población derechohabiente del IMSS. Es necesario desarrollar políticas y programas de salud específicos, para disminuir este grave problema.Objective. To estimate the prevalence of hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption among the insured population of Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (Mexican Social Security Institute, IMSS. Material and Methods. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 45,117 insured subjects from Mexico's 36 political districts; study subjects were interviewed using a structured and self-applied questionnaire on alcohol consumption, using the ten-item screening instrument AUDIT

  18. What Drives Politicians’ Online Popularity?

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    Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis; Vaccari, Cristian

    2013-01-01

    The number of website visits, Facebook friends, or Twitter followers that politicians attract varies greatly, but little is known about what drives politicians' online popularity. In this article, we use data from a systematic tracking of congressional candidates' popularity on four web platforms......-seat races tend to attract larger audiences online, as do candidates who are more visible on political blogs. Surprisingly, how intensely candidates are covered in news media, how popular they are in opinion polls, and how much money they spend during the campaign show no significant effect. These findings...... help us understand the dynamics of internet politics, and have wider implications for candidate competition and party politics....

  19. Studying Popular Culture in Japan

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    , ceramics, fashion magazines and folk art as both products and as processes of design, manufacture, distribution, appreciation and use, which must all be taken into account. Precisely because popular cultural forms are both cultural products and commodities, they reveal the complementary nature of the two......This working paper – written for inclusion as a chapter on Japanese society, to be published in Chinese by the Beijing University of Foreign Studies later in 2011 – looks at popular culture as a form of cultural production. It argues for the need to study popular cultural forms like advertisements...... categories of culture and the economy. The paper outlines and analyses the different ways in which social, cultural, symbolic and economic capital are converted by those participating in advertising, ceramic, fashion magazine and folk art worlds, and suggests that popular culture may best be seen as a name...

  20. Studying Popular Culture in Japan

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    This working paper – written for inclusion as a chapter on Japanese society, to be published in Chinese by the Beijing University of Foreign Studies later in 2011 – looks at popular culture as a form of cultural production. It argues for the need to study popular cultural forms like advertisements, ceramics, fashion magazines and folk art as both products and as processes of design, manufacture, distribution, appreciation and use, which must all be taken into account. Precisely...

  1. PSA (:60) Mantenga los alimentos, el agua y los medicamentos seguros (Keep Food, Water, and Medications Safe)

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    Este anuncio de servicio público de 60 segundos explica la importancia de mantener los alimentos, el agua y los medicamentos seguros después de una emergencia.  Created: 10/25/2017 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Date Released: 10/25/2017.

  2. [Historical notes about scientific research in the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social.

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    Zárate, Arturo; Basurto-Acevedo, Lourdes

    2013-01-01

    Medical research in the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social has been considered one of the most important in this country for quality and quantity. Thanks to the work and leadership of Benito Coquet, who initiated the building of the National Medical Center in 1961, and the work of two pillars of research, Luis Castelazo and Bernardo Sepúlveda, the Institute successfully improved scientific research. In the years that followed, the Institute fostered the professionalization of research, the creation of research units in different areas of science, the incorporation of consolidated groups of researchers, the relationship with other institutions, the incorporation to the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, the editing of a journal to expose outside the work done within the Institute, and the formation of a trust to raise funds for financing. Thanks to all that, institutional research strengthened in all lines, and it was placed first, at certain times, at the national level.

  3. [Strengths and future of the Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social].

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    Fajardo-Dolci, Germán

    2014-01-01

    The journals of medicine arose as a communication tool more than 200 years ago. At the beginning, their nature was local; later, their aim was to spread medical information along the nation; and, finally, they sought to reach the world distribution. The Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social was published for the first time 52 years ago, and it has walked its way from local to international distribution. This journal has 23 000 subscribers, it is included in Medline and it reached a 0.112 SCImago Journal Rank in 2012. Its website receives around 200 000 visits monthly and 45 % are foreign visits. In the future, the peer review system is going to be strengthened, and the journal is going to offer audio, video, and applications to reinforce interactive participation between authors, readers in order to reach modernity and draw young new attention.

  4. Acceso remoto seguro a cuentas de usuario utilizando plataformas de virtualización

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    Walter Fuertes, Maritza Enríquez y Diego Veloz

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    Full Text Available En  las  universidades  persiste  el  problema  de  la subutilización de recursos tecnológicos; sin embargo, sesigue  incurriendo en gastos por adquisición de servidores,hardware  y  software. Frente  a  este  escenario,  en  laindustria se han venido desarrollando las tecnologías devirtualización, que ahorran energía y costos de inversiónde hardware. En  consecuencia,  el  artículo propone  elacceso remoto seguro a cuentas de usuario en un servidoruniversitario  virtualizado;  para  llevarlo  a  cabo  sediseñaron  e  implementaron  varias  topologías  deexperimentación, utilizando Virtual Box 3.1.3 y VMwareServer 2.0.2,  y  se  evaluaron diversas  tecnologías  deconexiones remotas seguras, bajo  idénticas condicionesy parámetros de  comprobación. En  cada  topología  seevaluó el rendimiento del servidor, el performance y  laseguridad  de  la  red  en  producción. Los  resultadosmuestran  la  funcionalidad  de  este  proyecto  deinvestigación  que  facilita  el  acceso  remoto  seguro deusuarios a los recursos informáticos universitarios.

  5. Conjunto de actividades físico recreativas para el tratamiento de la hipertensión arterial (leve y moderada, con mujeres hipertensas de 60 a 70 años pertenecientes al Consejo Popular Celso Maragoto Lara del municipio de Pinar del Río

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    Marlene Medina Colombé

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    Full Text Available Las enfermedades cardiovasculares se han convertido en la primera causa de muerte en todos los países del mundo, ocupando el liderazgo de mortalidad más frecuente en el mundo actual la hipertensión arterial . Para el análisis de la hipertensión arterial se tuvieron en cuenta elementos teóricos puntuales de diferentes autores y nos sustentamos en algunos elementos que le darán solución al problema existente en el Consejo Popular Celso Maragoto Lara del municipio de Pinar del Río  ,donde pudimos observar que las  pacientes donde la edad oscila entre 60 a 70 años presentan diferentes estadios de la enfermedad, no teniendo todas antecedentes familiares, lo cual sugiere que una de las posibles causas de su enfermedad es el estilo de vida que llevan por lo que con  la realización de este trabajo esperamos influir de forma favorable en el mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de estas mujeres poniendo en práctica un conjunto de actividades físico recreativas con el objetivo de disminuir las cifras tensiónales y su posible incorporación al círculo de abuelos, lo cual incidirá en el logro de un equilibrio biosicosocial en su accionar como ente transformador de la comunidad utilizando en la investigación diferentes métodos  . Este trabajo  brinda una alternativa para mejorar  elevar la calidad de vida  del adulto mayor específicamente en mujeres hipertensas y podrá ser utilizada por profesores de Cultura Física que imparten clases en los círculos de abuelos del Consejo Popular Celso Maragoto Lara.

  6. Análisis comparativo de la siniestralidad en el seguro de automóviles según el grado de cobertura

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    Ordaz Sanz, José Antonio

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En el seguro de automóviles, las diferencias en la siniestralidad según las garantías de que disfruta el asegurado puede ser un indicativo de la existencia de información asimétrica. A nivel empírico parece evidenciarse que, a mayor grado de cobertura, mayor es la probabilidad de sufrir algún siniestro. Las razones de este hecho pueden residir tanto en problemas de selección adversa como de riesgo moral. Pero además de ello, en la ocurrencia de siniestros pueden intervenir otra serie de características, relativas a la póliza, al vehículo, o incluso al propio asegurado. En este trabajo se pretende determinar cuáles son estos factores, para cada grado de cobertura considerado, así como realizar un análisis comparativo entre los mismos para comprobar si coinciden o si, por el contrario, cada tipo de cobertura muestra sus propios factores o características determinantes de la siniestralidad.Para llevar a cabo este estudio, se utilizará información procedente de una entidad aseguradora privada española junto con un modelo de elección discreta binaria de tipo probit, donde la variable a explicar recogerá la ocurrencia o no de siniestros.

  7. Comportamento vocal de cantores populares Vocal behavior of popular singers

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    Valquíria Zimmer

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: investigar aspectos do histórico, hábitos e comportamentos vocais de cantores populares, conforme o sexo e as categorias profissional e amador. MÉTODO: entrevista com 47 cantores, 25 homens e 22 mulheres. RESULTADOS: significância estatística nos seguintes achados: MASCULINO - microfone nos ensaios, ausência de problemas vocais diagnosticados, ausência de orientações sobre higiene vocal, dor ou desconforto após cantar, ausência de alergias e problemas respiratórios; FEMININO - aulas de canto e conhecimento sobre postura; AMADOR - não cantar dançando, não imitar vozes, ausência de avaliação otorrinolaringológica, ausência de problemas vocais diagnosticados, ausência de terapia fonoaudiológica, ausência de orientações de anatomofisiologia vocal e não utilização de álcool nos ensaios; PROFISSIONAL - rouquidão, conhecimento sobre articulação, álcool durante os shows, "garganta suja" ou pigarro, dor após cantar. CONCLUSÕES: a comparação entre os sexos evidenciou que os homens utilizavam microfone no ensaio, não apresentavam problemas alérgicos ou respiratórios, nem problemas vocais diagnosticados, mas apresentavam sensação de dor ou desconforto após o canto e não possuíam noções sobre higiene vocal; e que as mulheres realizavam aulas de canto e possuíam orientações de postura. A comparação entre amadores e profissionais mostrou que os amadores não cantavam dançando, não imitavam vozes, não utilizavam álcool nos ensaios, e não apresentavam problemas vocais diagnosticados, mas não possuíam avaliação otorrinolaringológica, não realizavam terapia fonoaudiológica, e não possuíam conhecimento sobre anatomofisiologia vocal; e os profissionais apresentavam queixa de rouquidão, de "garganta suja" ou pigarro e de dor após cantar, e usavam álcool durante os shows, apesar de possuir conhecimento sobre articulação.PURPOSE: to investigate aspects of vocal history, vocal habits and

  8. RELIGIOSIDADE POPULAR E FENOMENOLOGIA RELIGIOSA

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    Antes de tudo, é preciso ter presente que religiosidade popular não é o mesmo que fenomenologia religiosa, embora estejam intimamente vinculadas entre si. A fenomenologia religiosa é uma ciência que estuda o significado profundo das várias atitudes religiosas que o homem toma motivado por uma experiência religiosa. A religiosidade popular é o complexo destas atitudes condicionadas por alguma estrutura cultural, como a dos primitivos, que se dedicavam à caça, à pesca, à coleta de frutos, ou a ...

  9. Studying Popular Culture in Japan

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    , ceramics, fashion magazines and folk art as both products and as processes of design, manufacture, distribution, appreciation and use, which must all be taken into account. Precisely because popular cultural forms are both cultural products and commodities, they reveal the complementary nature of the two...... categories of culture and the economy. The paper outlines and analyses the different ways in which social, cultural, symbolic and economic capital are converted by those participating in advertising, ceramic, fashion magazine and folk art worlds, and suggests that popular culture may best be seen as a name...

  10. Consideraciones jurídicas de la comercialización masiva de seguros a través de canales de affinity

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    Martínez Pinzón, María Camila; Moreno Barbosa, Fabián Humberto

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    La comercialización de seguros a través de canales de affinity adquiere cada vez mayor importancia en la industria aseguradora en Colombia, toda vez que la misma conlleva una serie de ventajas y economías de escala frente a los canales de comercialización tradicional de seguros. Como característica común en los canales de affinity encontramos que éstos suponen la participación de un tercero denominado sponsor cuyo negocio no es la comercialización de seguros, pero que aglomera un gran número ...

  11. Behavioral correlates of prioritizing popularity in adolescence

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    Broek, N. van den; Deutz, M.H.F.; Schoneveld, E.A.; Burk, W.J.; Cillessen, A.H.N.

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    Little is known about individual differences in adolescents' motivation to achieve and maintain popularity. This study examined the moderating effects of prioritizing popularity on the associations between popularity and adjustment outcomes in late adolescence. Participants were 314 Dutch

  12. Behavioral Correlates of Prioritizing Popularity in Adolescence

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    van Den Broek, Nina; Deutz, Marike H F; Schoneveld, Elke A.; Burk, William J.; Cillessen, Antonius H N

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    Little is known about individual differences in adolescents’ motivation to achieve and maintain popularity. This study examined the moderating effects of prioritizing popularity on the associations between popularity and adjustment outcomes in late adolescence. Participants were 314 Dutch

  13. Communicating science: professional, popular, literary

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    Russell, N

    2010-01-01

    ... patterns of communication among scientists, popular communication to the public and science in literature and drama. This three-part framework shows how historical and cultural factors operate in today's complex communication landscape, and should be actively considered when designing and evaluating science communication. Ideal for students and p...

  14. Popular Education in Solidarity Economy

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    de Melo Neto, José Francisco; da Costa, Francisco Xavier Pereira

    2015-01-01

    This article seeks to show the relation between popular education and solidarity economy in experiences of solidarity economy enterprises in Brazil. It is based on diverse experiences which have occurred in various sectors of this economy, highlighting those experiences which took place in João Pessoa with the creation of a Cooperative of Workers…

  15. Readers' Knowledge of Popular Genre

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    Dixon, Peter; Bortolussi, Marisa

    2009-01-01

    This research examined readers' knowledge of popular genres. Participants wrote short essays on fantasy, science fiction, or romance. The similarities among the essays were measured using latent semantic analysis (LSA) and were then analyzed using multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis. The clusters and scales were interpreted by searching…

  16. LO POPULAR NO-RATING SOBERANÍA DE LA COMUNICACIÓN POPULAR EN AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Víctor Adrián Díaz Esteves

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    Full Text Available A partir de un enfoque popular en construcción, este ensayo se propone reflexionar en torno a la noción original de comunicación humana. Asimismo, se aproxima al debate sobre las culturas populares en América Latina, construidas desde los sujetos, caracterizados por dos elementos aparentemente enfrentados, que se entremezclan. Por un lado, los sujetos son consumidores de la oferta rentable y global de los medios masivos; cuya hegemonía responde al rating y al capital. Por otro lado, son productores culturales de sentido e imágenes simbólicas propias, resistentes y en ocasiones, contradictorias. La comunicación popular favorece la producción local y regional; la participación ciudadana, la integración y el cambio social; la igualdad y la democracia. Esta mirada popular de la comunicación, es parte de las mutaciones que la modernidad ha introducido en los países latinoamericanos, y a la vez, define a las culturas populares, no como esa masa homogénea, pasiva y dominada por los mass media, sino conscientes del entrecruzamiento de expresiones sociales, orígenes, gustos, modas y costumbres diversas, en busca de la construcción de comunidades culturales de sentido y respeto en materia de derechos.

  17. Comportamiento Sexual y Autoeficacia para la Negociación de Sexo Más Seguro en Personas Heterosexuales

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    David Pérez-Jiménez

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    Full Text Available La autoeficacia se le ha identificado como uno de los factores que puede facilitar o dificultar llevar a cabo sexo más seguro. Estudios revelan que las personas que están el relaciones estables usan métodos de protección menos frecuente que quienes tienen parejas casuales. Realizamos un estudio con 447 personas heterosexuales activas sexualmente. Les administramos un cuestionario dirigido a medir el comportamiento sexual, el uso del condón masculino y la práctica de la masturbación mutua, y la autoeficacia para llevar a cabo estas conductas. Los resultados reflejan que los hombres están más activos sexualmente y que el uso del condón y la práctica de la masturbación mutua como alternativa de sexo más seguro es muy baja. En los casos donde se usa el condón esta práctica es realizada en su mayoría por las personas que se encuentran en una relación de pareja casual. No obstante, los/las participantes tienen altos niveles de autoeficacia hacia ambas prácticas. Aunque la autoeficacia es uno de los factores que incide en decidir llevar a cabo sexo más seguro, ésta no es suficiente para que esta meta se logre.

  18. Comportamiento Sexual y Autoeficacia para la Negociación de Sexo Más Seguro en Personas Heterosexuales

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    Pérez-Jiménez, David; Santiago-Rivas, Marimer; Serrano-García, Irma

    2012-01-01

    La autoeficacia se le ha identificado como uno de los factores que puede facilitar o dificultar llevar a cabo sexo más seguro. Estudios revelan que las personas que están el relaciones estables usan métodos de protección menos frecuente que quienes tienen parejas casuales. Realizamos un estudio con 447 personas heterosexuales activas sexualmente. Les administramos un cuestionario dirigido a medir el comportamiento sexual, el uso del condón masculino y la práctica de la masturbación mutua, y la autoeficacia para llevar a cabo estas conductas. Los resultados reflejan que los hombres están más activos sexualmente y que el uso del condón y la práctica de la masturbación mutua como alternativa de sexo más seguro es muy baja. En los casos donde se usa el condón esta práctica es realizada en su mayoría por las personas que se encuentran en una relación de pareja casual. No obstante, los/las participantes tienen altos niveles de autoeficacia hacia ambas prácticas. Aunque la autoeficacia es uno de los factores que incide en decidir llevar a cabo sexo más seguro, ésta no es suficiente para que esta meta se logre. PMID:22837585

  19. Hombre Seguro (Safe Men): a sexual risk reduction intervention for male clients of female sex workers.

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    Pitpitan, Eileen V; Chavarin, Claudia V; Semple, Shirley J; Magis-Rodriguez, Carlos; Strathdee, Steffanie A; Patterson, Thomas L

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    Male clients of female sex workers (FSWs) are at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We conducted a two-arm randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of a sexual risk reduction intervention for male clients of FSWs in Tijuana, Mexico. Male clients of FSWs who were at least 18, were HIV-negative at baseline, and reported recent unprotected sex with FSWs were randomized to the Hombre Seguro sexual risk reduction intervention, or a time-attention didactic control condition. Each condition lasted approximately one hour. Participants underwent interviewer-administered surveys and testing for HIV and other STIs at baseline, and at 4, 8, and 12 month follow-ups. Combined HIV/STI incidence and unprotected vaginal and anal sex acts with FSWs were the primary outcomes. A total of 400 participants were randomized to one of the two conditions. Analyses indicated that randomization was successful; there were no significant differences between the participants in the two conditions at baseline. Average follow-up was 84% across both conditions. This is the first study to test the efficacy of a sexual risk reduction intervention for male clients of FSWs using the rigor of a randomized controlled trial. NCT01280838, Date of registration: January 19, 2011.

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

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

  1. Sede de AGF Seguros, S. A. Madrid/España

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    Parat, Andraut et

    1982-05-01

    Full Text Available The ADECUAT-82 prize, created 10 years ago by the CITEMA Foundation (Centre for Computer Programming, Techniques and Administrative Material in order to stimulate progress in the rationalization of offices, has fallen this year to the Central Office of AGF INSURANCE, S. A. In awarding the prize interest was shown in those who planned and constructed the property in order to achieve, in accordance with the objectives of the Foundation, the maximum in functional character, comfort, usable space and security, combining style and technology in order to provide, finally, a better habitat for its users.El premio ADECUAT-82, creado hace 10 años por la Fundación CITEMA (Centro de la Informática, Técnica y Material Administrativo para estimular el progreso en la racionalización de las oficinas, ha recaído este año en la Sede de AGF SEGUROS, S. A. En la concesión del galardón se destacó el interés con el que se planificó y construyó el inmueble para conseguir, junto con el objetivo de la Fundación, la máxima funcionalidad, confort, rendimiento de la superficie y seguridad, conjugando estilo y tecnología para, en definitiva, proporcionar un mejor hábitat a los usuarios.

  2. Popular democracy and waste management

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    Wallis, L.R.

    1986-01-01

    The US has moved from representative democracy to popular democracy and public scrutiny is unrelenting. Any hope of success on their part in resolving the nuclear waste question hinges on their ability to condition themselves to operate in a popular democracy environment. Those opposed to the siting of high- and low-level waste repositories have already developed a set of recurring themes: (1) the siting criteria are fatally flawed; (2) the criteria are not adequate; (3) the process is driven by politics not science; (4) unrealistic deadlines lead to dangerous shortcuts; (5) transportation experience is lacking; (6) the scientific community does not really know how to dispose of the wastes. They must continue to tell the public that if science has brought us problems, then the answer can be only more knowledge - not less. Failure by their profession to recognize that popular democracy is a fact and that nuclear issues need to be addressed in humanistic terms raises the question of whether America is philosophically suited for the expanded use of nuclear power in the future - or for that matter for leadership in the world of tomorrow.

  3. Transient Universe: Popular, Not so Popular & Knowable Unknowns

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    Bildsten, L.; Fryer, C.; Kulkarni, S.

    2006-03-01

    MOTIVATION & PURPOSE: This informal two day workshop is intended to bring together astronomers who monitor the sky for transient phenomena - a field which is poised to take off in the optical band, thanks to the exponential growth in the availability of giga pixel detectors, rapid computing and communication. For somewhat similar technological reasons, decimeter and decameter radio astronomy is also poised to grow in this area. The workshop will focus on astronomical opportunities with ongoing searches and discuss the possibilities with planned facilities in the near term. We hope to rapidly review the status of 'popular' sources (e.g. GRB afterglows, Supernovae, Machos), less popular events (e.g. Novae, geysers and gushers) and then move onto 'odd' but not hopelessly rare events. The spirit is to anticipate some of the discoveries by extending the astrophysical parameter space of known (or knowable) classes of transients. This workshop is part of the ongoing KITP Program "The Supernova Gamma Ray Burst Connection" and has received funding Los Alamos National Laboratory. We will follow the well honed KITP tradition of having fewer talks at the expense of long discussions. All talks will be recorded (per KITP tradition) and made available on the web for enjoyment, education and posterity. In lieu of a traditional poster sessions with old-fashioned easels we offer the Virtual Presence (organized by J. Bloom).

  4. Sistema de actividades encaminadas a la incorporación de los abuelos al círculo del adulto mayor en el consultorio № 38 delConsejo Popular del Reparto Hermanos Cruz del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Berta Alejandra Junquera Gutiérrez

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    Full Text Available Es un deber de toda la sociedad y muy especialmente de los relacionados con la Cultura Física garantizarle al Adulto Mayor, la realización sistemática de las actividades físicas, que practicadas de forma regular sean un pilar para mejorar la salud desde los puntos de vista ya que con el proceso de envejecimiento. El Adulto Mayor sufre cambios a nivel físico, psíquico y social. Las actividades físicas tienen un papel fundamental que es el mejoramiento de su salud, el bienestar del  Adulto Mayor  favorece su calidad de vida en los umbrales del Tercer Milenio. En un mundo donde prima la tendencia globalizadora y neoliberal gestada en los centros de poder, que ofrece una imagen virtual del desarrollo, realmente no puede concebirse el desarrollo si no es sostenible y como un proceso integral, en consecuencia, es preciso crear un paradigma totalmente nuevo que coloque al ser humano en el centro de su preocupación El presente trabajo aborda un tema de vital importancia y siempre actual, ya que se relaciona con la incorporación del Adulto Mayor a las actividades físicas, relacionados con la calidad de vida de la población adulta del Consultorio N0. 38 del Consejo Popular Hermanos Cruz, específicamente para aquellos que están en la 3era edad, los cuales se consideran por ellos mismos y por muchas personas de la comunidad como personas acabadas

  5. THEOTONIO DOS SANTOS EN EL CHILE DE LA UNIDAD POPULAR

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    Se presenta una entrevista realizada a Theotonio dos Santos, que menciona los motivos y su experiencia vivida en Chile durante el periodo de la Unidad Popular. A partir de esto, describe algunos temas de debate en la izquierda chilena de la época, su visión de la Unidad Popular, el marxismo y las particularidades de la su teoría. Así también, se refiere al movimiento social contemporáneo y a la necesidad de la existencia del pensamiento critico.

  6. La iniciativa legislativa popular en América Latina

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    Felipe Hevia de la Jara

    2010-01-01

    Una de las características del proceso de democratización en América Latina es la incorporación de mecanismos de democracia directa como el plebiscito, la iniciativa legislativa y la revocación del mandato. Este artículo analiza específicamente uno de ellos: la Iniciativa Legislativa Popular (ILP), definida como el derecho de los ciudadanos a presentar proyectos de ley al Parlamento y/o exigir una consulta popular para aprobar o rechazar leyes o reformas legales. El artículo incluye una discu...

  7. Popular Sentiments and Public Executions

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    Gail Marshall

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines Dickens’s descriptions of public executions in his letters and early journalism as a context in which to read the final scene of 'A Tale of Two Cities' (1859. It argues that despite his traumatised responses to public hangings, Dickens is able to use the site of the scaffold to articulate some fundamental human fears and dispositions. The paper compares Dickens’s response to the horrors of the French Revolution with Carlyle’s, and shows throughout how Dickens firmly repudiates Trollope's somewhat rueful dismissal of him as ‘Mr Popular Sentiment’.

  8. [Rapid Response obstetrics Team at Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social,enabling factors].

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    Dávila-Torres, Javier; González-Izquierdo, José de Jesús; Ruíz-Rosas, Roberto Aguli; Cruz-Cruz, Polita Del Rocío; Hernández-Valencia, Marcelino

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    There are barriers and enablers for the implementation of Rapid Response Teams in obstetric hospitals. The enabling factors were determined at Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational, retrospective study was conducted by analysing the emergency obstetric reports sent by mobile technology and e-mail to the Medical Care Unit of the IMSS in 2013. Frequency and mean was obtained using the Excel 2010 program for descriptive statistics. A total of 164,250 emergency obstetric cases were reported, and there was a mean of 425 messages per day, of which 32.2% were true obstetric emergencies and required the Rapid Response team. By e-mail, there were 73,452 life threatening cases (a mean of 6 cases per day). A monthly simulation was performed in hospitals (480 in total). Enabling factors were messagés synchronisation among the participating personnel,the accurate record of the obstetrics, as well as the simulations performed by the operational staff. The most common emergency was pre-eclampsia-eclampsia with 3,351 reports, followed by obstetric haemorrhage with 2,982 cases. The enabling factors for the implementation of a rapid response team at IMSS were properly timed communication between the central delegation teams, as they allowed faster medical and administrative management and participation of hospital medical teams in the process. Mobile technology has increased the speed of medical and administrative management in emergency obstetric care. However, comparative studies are needed to determine the statistical significance. Published by Masson Doyma México S.A.

  9. Costo directo de cesáreas y reembolso del Seguro Integral de Salud: El caso del Hospital de Apoyo Pomabamba, Ancash, Perú

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    Gladys Moncada Vega

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar el costo directo de la cesárea y el porcentaje de reembolso realizado por el Seguro Integral de Salud (SIS, en el Hospital de Apoyo Pomabamba (HAP, en Ancash. Material y métodos: Estudio de costos, transversal descriptivo de corte retrospectivo. Se consideraron todos los partos por cesárea en el periodo enero a diciembre 2003, 39 de ellas fueron sin complicaciones y 12 complicadas. Se revisaron las historias clínicas y los reportes operatorios de cada paciente. Se realizó análisis univariado considerando frecuencias, porcentajes y medidas de tendencia central y dispersión. Resultados: La edad media fue 25,57 años (rango: 16-43 años, el índice de cesárea en el periodo fue 5,9%. El costo directo por cesárea no complicada fue 307,64 nuevos soles y de la cesárea complicada 469,61 nuevos soles. La diferencia de 52,65% mayor a la cesárea complicada está relacionada al uso de medicamentos y mayor estancia hospitalaria. El monto por cesárea facturado al SIS en HAP fue 17 633,30 nuevos soles (media: 345,75 nuevos soles. Conclusiones: El porcentaje asumido por el HAP para las cesáreas financiadas por el SIS fue 36,5% (6 435,30 nuevos soles. Los costos directos calculados son propios del HAP y no se puede generalizar a otros hospitales, porque varían según las características y prácticas propias de cada hospital. Es necesario considerar estudios de costos que permitan observar posibles brechas en el financiamiento del SIS.(Rev Med Hered 2009;20:4-10.

  10. Propuesta de un conjunto de actividades Físico-Recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la Circunscripción # 135, de la Comunidad perteneciente al Consejo Popular “Puerta de Golpe

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    Raciel Sánchez Echevarria

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    Full Text Available En  el  presente trabajo  investigativo  titulado:  Propuesta  de  un  conjunto  de actividades Físico-Recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la Circunscripción # 135, de la Comunidad perteneciente al Consejo Popular “Puerta de Golpe.” Como Tiempo Libre se conoce al espacio restante después de concluir la realización de actividades docentes, laborales, domésticas, fisiológicas y de transportación, en el que se realizan actividades de libre  elección   a  voluntad  de  los  propios  implicados.  En  nuestro  país  las investigaciones sobre el Tiempo Libre surgen  como una necesidad indispensable a consecuencia del proceso de desarrollo económico y social a partir del Triunfo Revolucionario y la consolidación alcanzada en estos años por las relaciones socialistas de producción. Estas transformaciones se manifiestan en todos los aspectos del modo de vida y provocan cambios sustanciales en los hábitos, en la cultura y la ideología de las masas y por tanto en las necesidades espirituales y materiales de las mismas. Esta investigación tiene  como objetivo: Proponer un conjunto  de  actividades  físico-recreativas  en  función  de  lograr  una  mejor ocupación  del  tiempo  libre de  los  adolescentes de  12-  15  años  de  la Circunscripción # 135, de la Comunidad perteneciente al Consejo Popular ¨Puerta de Golpe¨. del municipio antes mencionado. Para la realización del mismo se tuvo en cuenta el método dialéctico–materialista de cual se derivan los métodos teóricos y métodos empíricos, en los primeros podemos encontrar el Análisis- Síntesis, Histórico-Lógico y El Trabajo con Documentos y en los segundos la Encuesta, la Observación, para a través de los mismos recopilar datos que contribuyan  en el desarrollo satisfactorio de la investigación. La investigación es ubicada dentro de la Recreación vinculada con el Deporte y

  11. Uncovering the popularity mechanisms for Facebook applications

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    Li, Sheng-Nan; Guo, Qiang; Yang, Kai; Liu, Jian-Guo; Zhang, Yi-Cheng

    2018-03-01

    Understanding the popularity dynamics of online application(App) is significant for the online social systems. In this paper, by dividing the Facebook Apps into different groups in terms of their popularities, we empirically investigate the popularity dynamics for different kinds of Facebook Apps. Then, taking into account the influence of cumulative and recent popularities on the user choice, we present a model to regenerate the growth of popularity for different App groups. The experimental results of 917 Facebook Apps show that as the popularities of Facebook Apps increase, the recent popularity plays more important role. Specifically, the recent popularity plays more important role in regenerating the popularity dynamics for more popular Apps, and the cumulative popularity plays more important role for unpopular Apps. We also conduct temporal analysis on the growth characteristic of individual App by comparing the increment at each time with the average of historical records. The results show that the growth of more popular App tends to fluctuate more greatly. Our work may shed some lights for deeply understanding the popularity mechanism for online applications.

  12. Popular modernism: representations of modernist literature in popular culture

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    Loontjens, J.

    2012-01-01

    Modernistische auteurs als Virginia Woolf en Marcel Proust werden tijdens hun leven met name geroemd door een select groepje critici. Tegenwoordig worden ze echter besproken in de boekenclub van Oprah Winfrey, in Hollywoodfilms en in zelfhulpliteratuur. Jannah Loontjens gebruikt de representatie van

  13. Video popular en América Latina

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    Octavio Gettino

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El video es un nuevo medio de comunicación social que recupera la memoria popular. Éste está llamado a cumplir un rol fundamental en la sociedad contemporánea. En solo 10 años, las videotecas sustituyeron en los canales de televisión a las viejas filmotecas. El video está siendo utilizado en A. Latina en actividades de expresión artística, difusión cultural o simplemente experimentación audiovisual en un proceso de construcción de la identidad cultural de los países A la radio y al periódico popular ahora se agrega el video popular.

  14. Las otras rebeliones: cultura popular e independencias

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    Glave, Luis Miguel

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available This article comments on historiographical developments pertaing to popular participation during the Independence of Mexico and on the political culture of the period. Its point of departure is the argument advanced by Eric Van Young in his book The Other Rebellion (2001 and the debate sparked by its publication. The article also discusses wether or not a “cultural turn” may be said to characterize historical studies of Latin America and compares the political process in Mexico with that of the Andes. It is suggested that we need to take into account, too, the symbolic and cultural world of both Indians and commoners who participated in the political and military actions of “other rebellions”, the outcome of a time of change and general crisis in colonial society.

    Este artículo comenta los avances historiográficos sobre la participación popular en la independencia mexicana y la cultura política de la época. Toma como punto de partida los aportes de Eric Van Young en su libro The Other Rebellion y el debate que se abrió a partir de su publicación. Discute, además, la aceptación o no de un “giro cultural” en los estudios históricos sobre América Latina y compara el proceso político mexicano con el de los Andes a partir de los aportes más recientes al respecto. Postula, por último, la necesidad de explorar el mundo simbólico y cultural de los indios y la plebe que participa en las movilizaciones políticas y militares, en tantas “otras rebeliones” producto de un momento de cambio y crisis general en la sociedad colonial.

  15. Gender messages in contemporary popular Malay songs

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    Collin Jerome

    2013-01-01

    Gender has been an important area of research in the field of popular music studies. Numerous scholars have found that contemporary popular music functions as a locus of diverse constructions and expressions of gender. While most studies focus on content analyses of popular music, there is still a need for more research on audience’s perception of popular music’s messages. This study examined adult Malay listeners’ perceptions of gender messages in contemporary Malay songs. A total of 16 cont...

  16. Medicina y Música popular Vasca.

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    Angel Goikoetxea Marcaida

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    Full Text Available El autor estudia las relaciones entre la medicina popular, como un aspecto más de la antropología cultural vasca, tema que no ha sido tratado hasta ahora. La investigación comprende el examen de los ritos de paso anuales y la simbología mágica y ritual de un gran número de canciones: de cuestación, enumerativas, infantiles, de cuna, funerarias, de trabajo, etc. Se analiza también el carácter de amuleto de algunos instrumentos musicales, la simbología anímica de los personajes de las mascaradas de Zuberoa y el significado terapeútico de las danzas agrícolas del País Vasco.

  17. "Popular Culture" and the Academy

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    Igor Johannsen

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    Full Text Available The term "popular culture" is mostly used to describe either cultural practices or products that are widespread and available for mass consumption or those practices that belong to the cultural sphere of "ordinary" people. The use of this concept in scholarly research and debate, however, is far from concise and often lacks the analytical clarity needed for sound and convincing knowledge production. Lacking a precise and viable definition for this concept, this essay argues for abolishing it in favor of the concept of "culture", which in itself can be operationalized so as to accommodate all forms and practices that can be perceived as cultural. The central argument consists of a critique of the inherent classifications of culture through respective adjectives that inevitably lead to normative assumptions and presuppose specific research questions or methods.

  18. EIT and the Popular Imagination

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    Gurman, J. B.

    2005-01-01

    The Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope on board SOHO, designed and built by Principal Investigator Jean-Pierre Delaboudiniere and his French/Belgan/US team, has produced numerous scientific breakthroughs, and has become both the standard coronal finder telescope and the determinant of whether halo coronal mass ejections are earthward-directed. Due to the dramatic nature of the images produced by EIT over the last nearly ten years, those images have been adopted worldwide in a manner no one could have foreseen before the launch of SOHO. I examine a small sample of the many scientific, commercial, and cultural uses of EIT imagery from the last decade in order to demonstrate how well-visualized, scientific imagery can first penetrate and then become an accepted part of the popular imagination.

  19. [Fair health financing and catastrophic health expenditures: potential impact of the coverage extension of the popular health insurance in Mexico].

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    Knaul, Felicia; Arreola-Ornelas, Héctor; Méndez, Oscar; Martínez, Alejandra

    2005-01-01

    To assess the impact on fair health financing and household catastrophic health expenditures of the implementation of the Popular Health Insurance (Seguro Popular de Salud). Data analyzed in this study come from the National Income and Expenditure Household Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares, ENIGH), 2000, and the National Health Insurance and Expenditure Survey, (Encuesta Nacional de Aseguramiento y Gasto en Salud, ENAGS), 2001. Estimations are based on projections of extension of the Popular Health Insurance under different conditions of coverage and out-of-pocket expenditure reductions in the uninsured population. The mathematic simulation model assumes applying the new Popular Health Insurance financial structure to the 2000 expenditure values reported by ENIGH, given the probability of affiliation by households. The model of determinants of affiliation to the Popular Health Insurance yielded three significant variables: being in income quintiles I and II, being a female head of household, and that a household member had a medical visit in the past year. Simulation results show that important impacts on the performance of the Mexican Health System will occur in terms of fair financing and catastrophic expenditures, even before achieving the universal coverage goal in 2010. A reduction of 40% in out-of-pocket expenditures and a Popular Health Insurance coverage of 100% will decrease catastrophic health expenditures from 3.4% to 1.6%. Our results show that the reduction of out-of-pocket expenditures generated by the new financing and health provision Popular Health Insurance model, will improve the financial fairness index and the financial contribution to the health system, and will decrease the percentage of households with catastrophic expenditures, even before reaching universal coverage. A greater impact may be expected due to coverage extension initiating in the poorest communities that have a very restricted and progressive

  20. Communicating meteorology through popular music

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    Brown, Sally; Aplin, Karen; Jenkins, Katie; Mander, Sarah; Walsh, Claire; Williams, Paul

    2015-04-01

    Previous studies of weather-inspired classical music showed that all forms of music (as well as visual arts and literature) reflect the significance of the environment in society. Here we quantify the extent to which weather has inspired popular musicians, and how weather is represented in English-language pop music. Our work is in press at Weather. Over 750 songs have been identified which were found to refer to meteorological phenomena, mainly in their lyrics, but also in the title of the song, name of the band or songwriter and occasionally in the song's music or sound effects. Over one third of the songs analysed referred to either sun or rain, out of a possible 20 weather categories. It was found that artists use weather to describe emotion, for example, to mirror the changes in a relationship. In this context, rain was broadly seen negatively, and might be used to signify the end of a relationship. Rain could also be perceived in a positive way, such as in songs from more agricultural communities. Wind was the next most common weather phenomenon, but did not represent emotions as much as sun or rain. However, it was the most frequently represented weather type in the music itself, such as in instrumental effects, or non-verbally in choruses. From the limited evidence available, we found that artists were often inspired by a single weather event in writing lyrics, whereas the outcomes were less clearly identifiable from longer periods of good or bad weather. Some artists were influenced more by their environment than others, but they were often inspired to write many songs about their surroundings as part of every-day life, rather than weather in particular. Popular singers and songwriters can therefore emotionally connect their listeners to the environment; this could be exploited to communicate environmental science to a broad audience.

  1. Popular Culture and the New Journalism.

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    Fishwick, Marshall W.

    This paper discusses the concept of popular culture, relating it to new journalism as a phenomenon which reflects the popular images of society. Style is the essential element of popular culture so that the kind of writing presently known as new journalism is the ultimate example of the philosophy that style is supreme. But the style of the best…

  2. Popular Culture in the Junior College Library

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    Lonergan, David; Ayers, Meredith

    2015-01-01

    Popular culture is extremely influential in both academe and society at large. However, formal disciplinary study of popular culture lags far behind that influence. Anthropology, film studies, history, musicology, and sociology are only some of the disciplines that frequently include popular culture as a research focus. This article advises on how…

  3. Cirugía resectiva de epilepsia lesional focal: Estudio en pacientes adultos del Seguro Social del Perú.

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    Barreto-Acevedo, Elliot; Villafuerte-Espinoza, Mirla; Becerra-Zegarra, Alicia; Díaz-Vásquez, Alberto; Hernández-Vizarreta, José; Llaja-Rojas, Victoria

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    Objetivos: Reportar la experiencia en cirugía resectiva en una serie de pacientes adultos con epilepsia focal lesional tratados en un hospital del Seguro Social del Perú. Material y Métodos: Se revisó la información registrada en la Unidad de Epilepsia de Adultos del Hospital Rebagliati, en Lima, desde enero del 2012 hasta octubre del 2016, sobre características clínicas, electrográficas, de neuroimagen y quirúrgicas de todos los pacientes con epilepsia focal lesional farmacorresistente, en ...

  4. Cirugía resectiva de epilepsia lesional focal: Estudio en pacientes adultos del Seguro Social del Perú.

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    Barreto-Acevedo, Elliot; Villafuerte-Espinoza, Mirla; Becerra-Zegarra, Alicia; Díaz-Vásquez, Alberto; Hernández-Vizarreta, José; Llaja-Rojas, Victoria

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    Objetivos: Reportar la experiencia en cirugía resectiva en una serie de pacientes adultos con epilepsia focal lesional tratados en un hospital del Seguro Social del Perú. Material y Métodos: Se revisó la información registrada en la Unidad de Epilepsia de Adultos del Hospital Rebagliati, en Lima, desde enero del 2012 hasta octubre del 2016, sobre características clínicas, electrográficas, de neuroimagen y quirúrgicas de todos los pacientes con epilepsia focal lesional farmacorresistente, en l...

  5. Discriminación por razón de discapacidad en los seguros privados de asistencia sanitaria

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    Gonzáñez Carrasco, María Carmen

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    En el presente artículo se analiza la actual regulación del derecho de las personas discapacitadas en el acceso a los seguros de asistencia sanitaria en condiciones no discriminatorias, así como las perspectivas de futuro de esta cuestión en el marco de la reciente entrada en vigor del Texto Refundido de Protección de los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad y la Propuesta de Directiva por la que se aplica el principio de igualdad de trato entre las personas independientemente de su disc...

  6. Heterogeneous Impact of the “Seguro Popular” Program on the Utilization of Obstetrical Services in Mexico, 2001–2006: A Multinomial Probit Model with a Discrete Endogenous Variable

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    Sosa-Rubi, Sandra G.; Galárraga, Omar

    2009-01-01

    Objective We evaluated the impact of Seguro Popular (SP), a program introduced in 2001 in Mexico primarily to finance health care for the poor. We focused on the effect of household enrollment in SP on pregnant women’s access to obstetrical services, an important outcome measure of both maternal and infant health. Data We relied upon data from the cross-sectional 2006 National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT) in Mexico. We analyzed the responses of 3,890 women who delivered babies during 2001–2006 and whose households lacked employer-based health care coverage. Methods We formulated a multinomial probit model that distinguished between three mutually exclusive sites for delivering a baby: a health unit specifically accredited by SP; a non-SP-accredited clinic run by the Department of Health (Secretaría de Salud, or SSA); and private obstetrical care. Our model accounted for the endogeneity of the household’s binary decision to enroll in the SP program. Results Women in households that participated in the SP program had a much stronger preference for having a baby in a SP-sponsored unit rather than paying out of pocket for a private delivery. At the same time, participation in SP was associated with a stronger preference for delivering in the private sector rather than at a state-run SSA clinic. On balance, the Seguro Popular program reduced pregnant women’s attendance at an SSA clinic much more than it reduced the probability of delivering a baby in the private sector. The quantitative impact of the SP program varied with the woman’s education and health, as well as the assets and location (rural versus urban) of the household. Conclusions The SP program had a robust, significantly positive impact on access to obstetrical services. Our finding that women enrolled in SP switched from non-SP state-run facilities, rather than from out-of-pocket private services, is important for public policy and requires further exploration. PMID:18824268

  7. A la búsqueda de la religiosidad popular.

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    De Roux, Rodolfo R.

    2014-01-01

    El tema de la religión popular es bien antiguo. Como dicen los historiadores, es asunto de larga duración. Reduciéndonos al ámbito del cristianismo, los estudiosos no han cesado de señalar las diferencias existentes entre las formulaciones teológicas oficiales y ortodoxas, y las creencias y prácticas concretas de diversos sectores de la feligresía cristiana.

  8. Toward Predicting Popularity of Social Marketing Messages

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    Yu, Bei; Chen, Miao; Kwok, Linchi

    Popularity of social marketing messages indicates the effectiveness of the corresponding marketing strategies. This research aims to discover the characteristics of social marketing messages that contribute to different level of popularity. Using messages posted by a sample of restaurants on Facebook as a case study, we measured the message popularity by the number of "likes" voted by fans, and examined the relationship between the message popularity and two properties of the messages: (1) content, and (2) media type. Combining a number of text mining and statistics methods, we have discovered some interesting patterns correlated to "more popular" and "less popular" social marketing messages. This work lays foundation for building computational models to predict the popularity of social marketing messages in the future.

  9. Characterizing popularity dynamics of online videos

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    Ren, Zhuo-Ming; Shi, Yu-Qiang; Liao, Hao

    2016-07-01

    Online popularity has a major impact on videos, music, news and other contexts in online systems. Characterizing online popularity dynamics is nature to explain the observed properties in terms of the already acquired popularity of each individual. In this paper, we provide a quantitative, large scale, temporal analysis of the popularity dynamics in two online video-provided websites, namely MovieLens and Netflix. The two collected data sets contain over 100 million records and even span a decade. We characterize that the popularity dynamics of online videos evolve over time, and find that the dynamics of the online video popularity can be characterized by the burst behaviors, typically occurring in the early life span of a video, and later restricting to the classic preferential popularity increase mechanism.

  10. Culture Jamming Versus Popular Culture

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    Leonardia Acynthia Putri

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: This literature study researched Adbusters, the anti-commercial organization, and described the organization’s activities and media usage, mainly in the period of 2007-2010, which critized the populer culture. Adbusters is an organization which performs “Culture Jamming”; a rebellious act reacting towards commercialism domination in many aspects including popular culture. Compared to other similar organizations, Adbusters has been executing more various activisms using several media which other organizations do not use. This study used the Adbusters’ official website and blogs as main data sources. The data of Adbusters’ activities and media usage were categorized and analyzed, thus the tendency of its development can be described. This study also analyzed Adbusters’ activity using Media Hegemony Theory and Political Economy Media Theory. The media has been dominated by a certain group that owns politic and economic power, so the information flow has been dominated by them. Media and its contents have been commercialized, thus capitalism and commercialism have been considered as a common system that should run the world. Adbusters has been trying to stop the domination and change the society’s way of thinking into a more critical way of thinking.   Abstrak: Studi literatur ini meneliti tentang Adbusters, sebuah organisasi anti komersial, dengan mendeskripsikan aktivitas serta penggunaan media organisasi tersebut dari tahun 2007-2010 dalam mengkritisi budaya populer. Adbusters adalah organisasi yang melakukan Culture Jamming, aksi perlawanan terhadap dominasi komersialisme di segala aspek termasuk popular culture. Dibandingkan dengan organisasi lain yang serupa, aktivitas Adbusters lebih bervariasi dan menggunakan media-media yang tidak biasa digunakan organisasi lain. Penelitian ini menggunakan situs online resmi Adbusters sebagai sumber data utama. Data mengenai aktivitas dan

  11. Espacio sagrado y Religiosidad Popular: perspectivas veterotestamentarias

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    Rodrigo García

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    Full Text Available El artículo, en primer lugar, establece las parámetros de espacio sagrado desde la perspectiva de las ciencias de la religión, como mediación de la experiencia del Absoluto en medio de lo relativo de la experiencia cotidiana, que se funda en él. Enseguida, selecciona una definición de 'religiosidad popular' que resulte instrumentalmente útil para el análisis del fenómeno en el Antiguo Testamento: lo 'popular' se contrapone a lo 'oficial' por el hecho de no ser realizado por el estamento instituido para ello, de modo que pudiendo compartir creencias y ritos, no tiene la garantía oficial de la autenticidad. Por último, trata de presentar el desarrollo de la categoría de espacio sagrado desde el éxodo hasta el exilio. La hipótesis que se plantea sostiene que, ya que desde el éxodo la experiencia de la liberación precedió al culto en un lugar oficial, establecido. Consecuentemente, la crítica profética a las prácticas religiosas acentúan los contenidos de dignidad para la vida de las pobres. La autenticidad de la fe bíblica no viene dada por la relación con la institución, sino por la coherencia con la experiencia del éxodo. Por ello se puede decir que el analogado principal del lugar sagrado es la vida y, por ende, el cuerpo del prójimoThe article in the first place establishes the parameters of the notion of sacred space, from the perspective of the religious sciences, i.e. as a mediation of the experience of the Absolute, amid the ordinary experience. It then provides an instrumental definition of popular religiosity for the analysis of this phenomenon in the Old Testament, where what is popular is opposed to what is official. Even though both forms share beliefs and rites, the latter is not carried out by the duly established institution and therefore lacks the warrant of officially. Finally, the article presents the development of the sacred space from the exodus until the exile, on the hypothesis that from the exodus

  12. La agravación y disminución del riesgo en el contrato de seguro en Cuba: ¿acaso un supuesto de revisión judicial ante el acaecimiento de hechos imprevistos?

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    Raúl José Vega Cardona

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    Full Text Available En todo contrato las personas en su calidad de partes podrán instar al órgano judicial para revisar el negocio jurídico pactado cuando las prestaciones se vuelven excesivamente onerosas para alguno de los contratantes en virtud del acaecimiento de hechos imprevisibles, extraordinarios, inevitables y ajenos a la voluntad de estas. Empero, algunos códigos civiles niegan la posibilidad de aplicación de esta teoría a determinados tipos contractuales, entre estos a los contratos aleatorios, y particularmente el de seguro. En este sentido un sector de la doctrina también ha apoyado este planteamiento partiendo del análisis de que sería impropio hablar de imprevisión en un tipo contractual que se configura exactamente por la presencia de elementos imprevisibles que van a determinar el resultado final del contrato. Pero negar esta posibilidad sería ir en contra de la buena fue como principio general del Derecho, que en sede de contratos adquiere especial relevancia. Ante este imperativo, el presente artículo discurre sobre la tesis que permite aplicar la revisión judicial de los contratos aleatorios, en especial del contrato de seguro a partir del análisis histórico – doctrinal y legislativo de la teoría de la imprevisión y su relación con el alea como elemento característico de estos tipos contractuales

  13. LA IGUALDAD DE SEXOS Y EL PRECIO DEL SEGURO PRIVADO EN UN CONTEXTO DE PROTECCIÓN SOCIAL

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    Daniel Hernández González

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    Full Text Available El Seguro como institución ofrece protección y cobertura frente a la materialización de riesgos a cambio del pago de una prima, pudiendo así articularse como una herramienta de protección social. La Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia Europeo de 1 de marzo de 2011 impide que ya en el ejercicio 2013 las primas de seguro utilicen la variable sexo como herramienta dentro de la valoración de riesgos y determinación de precios, dando lugar a una situación que, tal y como aquí se expone e independientemente de sus efectos económicos para aseguradoras y asegurados, se plantea de forma no muy acertada y distante de los objetivos que pretende cumplir. The insurance offers protection and coverage against the materialisation of risks in exchange for a premium and it can be defined as a tool of social protection. The judgment of the European Court of Justice of 1 March 2011 prevents that insurance premiums are based on the variable “sex” as a tool in risk assessment and pricing, leading to a situation which, regardless of their economic impact on insurers and policyholders, is unfortunate and away from the objectives it seeks to comply.

  14. Distribuciones de siniestralidad en seguro de vida: siniestralidad total en carteras de pólizas con riesgo de fallecimiento.

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    Sánchez López, José María

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    Full Text Available En el tratamiento técnico actuarial del seguro de vida, tras valorar cuantitativamente la probabilidad individual de fallecimiento de cada póliza, es necesario agregar los resultados individuales para obtener una representación de la siniestralidad total de la cartera. Se presta, en este trabajo, especial atención a carteras de pólizas con seguro de muerte, investigándose las más adecuadas distribuciones representativas de la siniestralidad. Se analizan métodos para obtener la distribución exacta y distribuciones aproximadas según la Teoría del Riesgo Individual. Se expone y critica el método clásico, dentro de la Teoría del Riesgo Individual, que aproxima la distribución de siniestralidad a una distribución normal. Se exponen posibles aproximaciones mediante la distribución de Poisson compuesta o generalizada, siguiendo la Teoría del Riesgo Colectivo. En todas las aproximaciones se realiza un estudio de los errores y del número de cálculos necesarios. Además, se analiza la hipótesis más relevante asumida: la independencia entre riesgos (efectos y soluciones y se concluye con recomendaciones según las posibilidades de cálculo para la cartera de pólizas con que se trabaje.

  15. Retratos das unidades Paraná Seguro em notícia : repercussões psicossociais e pedagógicas

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    Peres, Marcos Roberto de Souza

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    Orientadora: Profa. Dra. Maria de Fátima Quintal de Freitas Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Educação, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação. Defesa: Curitiba, 17/03/2015 Inclui referências : f. 147-153 Resumo: As Unidades Paraná Seguro (UPSs) fazem parte do Programa Paraná Seguro apresentado pelo governo do Paraná no ano de 2011. Inspirado nas Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora (UPPs) do estado do Rio de Janeiro, o programa no Paraná teve como fundamen...

  16. Popularizing dissent: A civil society perspective.

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    Motion, Judy; Leitch, Shirley; Weaver, C Kay

    2015-05-01

    This article theorizes civil society groups' attempts to popularize opposition to genetic modification in New Zealand as deliberative interventions that seek to open up public participation in science-society governance. In this case, the popularization strategies were designed to intensify concerns about social justice and democratic incursions, mobilize dissent and offer meaningful mechanisms for navigating and participating in public protest. Such civic popularization efforts, we argue, are more likely to succeed when popularity and politicization strategies are judiciously integrated to escalate controversy, re-negotiate power relations and provoke agency and action. © The Author(s) 2014.

  17. Violencia contra la mujer: conocimiento y actitud del personal médico del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Morelos, México

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    Méndez-Hernández Pablo

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la actitud afectiva, cognoscitiva y conductual del personal médico del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social del estado de Morelos, México, hacia la identificación y canalización de mujeres maltratadas que acuden a consulta médica, así como identificar las barreras institucionales y de la práctica médica que dificultan el manejo dentro de los servicios de salud de las mujeres maltratadas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: De septiembre a diciembre de 1999 se realizó un estudio transversal mediante un cuestionario de autoaplicación que se proporcionó a 269 médicos y médicas generales, especialistas y estudiantes de pre y posgrado que laboran en 30 unidades de salud, de primer y segundo nivel de atención, del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social del estado de Morelos. El instrumento se diseñó para evaluar el nivel de conocimiento sobre violencia doméstica y la actitud del personal médico hacia la atención, en la consulta, de mujeres maltratadas. Se construyó un índice de conocimiento, además de un análisis multivariado de los datos. RESULTADOS: El 90% de los entrevistados nunca ha recibido capacitación en violencia contra la mujer. La actitud afectiva y cognoscitiva del personal médico que recibió capacitación sobre el tema fue más favorable hacia la identificación y atención de mujeres maltratadas que llegan a consulta médica, en comparación con los que no la recibieron. Sobre el nivel de conocimiento acerca del tema, 21% de los entrevistados mostró un nivel bajo, 63% medio y 16% alto. En el personal médico, con nivel de conocimiento medio y alto, se observó 2.1 y 6 veces -respectivamente- una actitud afectiva más favorable respecto a la identificación y canalización de casos de mujeres maltratadas en comparación con el personal con nivel de conocimiento bajo. Las médicas mostraron 2.3 veces mejor actitud para identificar y canalizar mujeres maltratadas. El personal médico con interés por capacitarse

  18. Probióticos para la prevención de la diarrea asociada al clostridium difficile en adultos y niños

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    Resultados principales: Sobre la base de esta revisión sistemática y del metanálisis de 23 ensayos controlados aleatorios con 4213 pacientes, las pruebas de calidad moderada indican que los probióticos son tanto seguros como efectivos para prevenir la diarrea asociada al Clostridium difficile.

  19. Actividades físico-recreativas vinculadas al ajedrez para la ocupación del tiempo libre de niños entre 8-10 años de la Circunscripción 34 del Consejo Popular “Hermanos Barcón” del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Marisel Piñeiro Gomez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Tomando como sustento que la comunidad resulta un contexto importante del trabajo social por ser en ella donde se dinamizan los procesos de participación para reafirmar los valores, la identidad es que se pretende proponer un conjunto de  actividades  físico  recreativas  vinculadas  al  ajedrez  para  la  ocupación  del tiempo libre de los niños y niñas entre 8/10 años de la Circunscripción 34 del Consejo Popular “Hermanos Barcón” del      municipio Pinar del Río. Sonrelacionadas con el ajedrez teniendo en consideración que sus propósitos generales están encaminados a desarrollar en el individuo una actitud favorable hacia el ajedrez que permita apreciarlo como elemento generador de cultura; desplegar su potencial intelectual a partir del estímulo de la esfera cognitiva; garantizar la adquisición de conocimientos, habilidades y destrezas básicas necesarias para la incorporación a la vida activa; permitir el establecimiento de vínculos entre los conocimientos, experiencias ajedrecistas y la vida cotidiana. Se realizó con una unidad de análisis desglosada en  32 del sexo masculino (39,5% y 49 del femenino (60,4%; para la muestra se escogieron a los niños y niñas que deseaban  ocupar  su  tiempo  libre  con  la  realización  de  actividades  físico recreativas vinculadas al ajedrez, quedando como sigue: Sexo masculino: 19 (59,3%  de  la  población; 79,1%  de  la  unidad  de  análisis, sexo  femenino: 23 (46,9% de la población; 63,8% de la unidad de análisis. La importancia de este trabajo es que fomentará hábitos de salud, disciplina, compañerismo, cooperación, responsabilidad; desarrollará habilidades de liderazgo; favorecerá a la integración, la comprensión, reconocimiento, desarrollo de agilidad mental, la capacidad para la solución de problemas, la creatividad, imaginación, curiosidad infantil, permitirá intercambiar ideas y experiencias durante su desarrollo.

  20. VOCAL SEGMENT CLASSIFICATION IN POPULAR MUSIC

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    Feng, Ling; Nielsen, Andreas Brinch; Hansen, Lars Kai

    2008-01-01

    This paper explores the vocal and non-vocal music classification problem within popular songs. A newly built labeled database covering 147 popular songs is announced. It is designed for classifying signals from 1sec time windows. Features are selected for this particular task, in order to capture...

  1. Effects of popular exemplars in television news

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    Lefevere, J.; De Swert, K.; Walgrave, S.

    2012-01-01

    Common people that are apparently randomly selected by journalists to illustrate a news story (popular exemplars) have a substantial effect on what the audience think about the issue. This effect may be partly due to the mere fact that popular exemplars attract attention and act as attention

  2. Design and Teach a Popular Music Class.

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    Love, Randolph D.

    1991-01-01

    Offers ideas on how to develop a course on popular music. Notes the importance of obtaining prior administrative support. Identifies materials, techniques, books, films, and community resources. Suggests several classroom projects, incorporating popular music history and music activities. Lists books, periodicals, and videotaped materials for…

  3. Living-History Villages as Popular Entertainers.

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    Geist, Christopher D.

    1994-01-01

    Discusses the furor created when Walt Disney Studios announced plans to develop a "historic amusement park" near the Manassas (Virginia) National Battlefield Park. Maintains that the public debate over the popular understanding of history reflects an ongoing tension between academic historians and the purveyors of popular history. (CFR)

  4. Using Popular Music to Teach Global Education.

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    Rogers, Jim

    1990-01-01

    Shows how studying sources of popular music and instruments help students understand historical patterns of immigration and geography. Presents lessons and materials for exploring origins of popular musical instruments and music that developed in the United States from other cultures. Includes several related classroom activities, recommended…

  5. Popular Music and the Instrumental Ensemble.

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    Boespflug, George

    1999-01-01

    Discusses popular music, the role of the musical performer as a creator, and the styles of jazz and popular music. Describes the pop ensemble at the college level, focusing on improvisation, rehearsals, recording, and performance. Argues that pop ensembles be used in junior and senior high school. (CMK)

  6. Teaching Personality Theories Using Popular Music

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    Leck, Kira

    2006-01-01

    Previously, psychology instructors have used popular music to illustrate psychological concepts in the classroom. In this study, students enrolled in a personality theories class heard 13 popular songs that demonstrated various concepts. Students then selected and analyzed their own songs that contained elements of personality theories. Test…

  7. Popularity and Novelty Dynamics in Evolving Networks.

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    Abbas, Khushnood; Shang, Mingsheng; Abbasi, Alireza; Luo, Xin; Xu, Jian Jun; Zhang, Yu-Xia

    2018-04-20

    Network science plays a big role in the representation of real-world phenomena such as user-item bipartite networks presented in e-commerce or social media platforms. It provides researchers with tools and techniques to solve complex real-world problems. Identifying and predicting future popularity and importance of items in e-commerce or social media platform is a challenging task. Some items gain popularity repeatedly over time while some become popular and novel only once. This work aims to identify the key-factors: popularity and novelty. To do so, we consider two types of novelty predictions: items appearing in the popular ranking list for the first time; and items which were not in the popular list in the past time window, but might have been popular before the recent past time window. In order to identify the popular items, a careful consideration of macro-level analysis is needed. In this work we propose a model, which exploits item level information over a span of time to rank the importance of the item. We considered ageing or decay effect along with the recent link-gain of the items. We test our proposed model on four various real-world datasets using four information retrieval based metrics.

  8. The Popular Front elections in the province of Alicante | Las elecciones del Frente Popular en la provincia de Alicante

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    Juan Martínez Leal

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The Popular Front elections were the last and most critical one made during the Second Spanish Republic. Confronted the Spanish in two major electoral blocks, these elections were experienced with particular intensity in the province of Alicante, where the Republic had taken deep roots, especially in the industrial towns and in the capital. For the first time, according to the official canvass of the Provincial Electoral Board, results on scrutiny of votes are sorted out by town in order to compose a comprehensive electoral map of the whole province. The Popular Front won the elections in a clear but tight manner, although, above all, it was a democratic and clean process. | Las elecciones del Frente Popular fueron las últimas y más decisivas realizadas durante la Segunda República Española. Confrontados los españoles en dos grandes bloques electorales, estas elecciones se vivieron con una especial intensidad en la provincia de Alicante, donde la República había echado hondas raíces, especialmente en los pueblos industriales y en la capital. Por primera vez, en base al Acta del Escrutinio Oficial de la Junta del Censo Electoral Provincial se recogen los resultados ordenados pueblo a pueblo para componer un completo mapa electoral de toda la provincia. El Frente Popular venció en los comicios de forma clara pero ajustada y, sobre todo, de forma limpia y democrática.

  9. Niveles de plomo sanguíneo en madres y recién nacidos derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

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    Navarrete-Espinosa Joel

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Establecer la relación entre el nivel de plomo sanguíneo materno (PSM y el de sangre en cordón umbilical (PSC al momento del parto, así como determinar los principales predictores del PSM en derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, en el Distrito Federal (D.F.. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal en el que se reclutaron voluntarias con embarazo normoevolutivo y se les tomaron muestras de sangre al momento del parto, en cuatro hospitales del IMSS en el D.F., de 1991 a 1993. Se tomó, además, muestra de sangre de cordón umbilical. Los datos fueron analizados mediante regresión lineal simple y múltiple. RESULTADOS: Se estudiaron un total de 1 404 binomios madre-hijo; el promedio de edad de las madres fue de 25 años. La media de PSM fue 10.7 ± 6.5 µg/dl; no se encontraron variaciones significativas por hospital, edad o estado civil. Para el PSC la media fue de 10.4 ± 6.2 µg/dl. Por cada aumento en una unidad logarítmica de PSM, el PSC aumenta 0.62 (p<0.01 unidades logarítmicas. La correlación entre ambos fue de 0.61 (p<0.01. Los principales predictores de PSM fueron el uso de loza vidriada, el consumo de leche y jugo de naranja, estos últimos se asociaron inversamente con el PSM. Un 47% de las madres y 50% de los niños tuvieron valores superiores a 10 µg/dl. En 578 recién nacidos se registraron niveles de plomo superiores a los de la madre. CONCLUSIONES: Se sugiere continuar la línea de investigación para proponer tipos de intervención.

  10. The Popularity of Karinding among Bandung Society

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    Hinhin Agung Daryana

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The study focuses on the impact of the karinding popularity on Bandung society. In trying to understand its focus, the study uses interdisciplinary approaches including soci- ology and anthropology. It employs qualitative research method including data collection from oral and wri!en sources. Since being played by a band called Karinding A!ack, karin- ding became popular in Bandung. Further, the popularity of karinding gave some impacts on Bandung people, both its practitioners and its audience. Some programs and activities considered as the result of the popularity of karinding include multiple activities such as tourism activities, networking development, educational activities, revitalization of tradi- tional arts other than karinding, music development, literacy development, and the develop- ment of the creative economy.   Keywords: impact, popularity, karinding, Bandung, interdisciplinary approach

  11. Concentração nos mercados brasileiros de seguros, previdência e capitalização

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    Rodriguez, Rodolfo Arashiro

    2007-01-01

    Os mercados de seguros regulados pela SUSEP apresentaram queda no número de empresas e elevação no índice de concentração de Herfindahl Hirschman. O que parece um quadro preocupante no âmbito da regulação é atenuado pela diminuição do índice de Gini e outros testes de poder de mercado que não indicam que esta queda no número de empresas tenha tido impacto sobre o nível de preços. Assim como esperado a partir da evidência internacional, a concentração é maior nos mercados de ...

  12. Estructura metálica del edificio social de la Mutua General de Seguros Barcelona – España

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    Busquets, Xavier

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    Full Text Available This describes the solution adopted for the Mutua General de Seguros structure on the Diagonal in Barcelona. The building consists of six general basements and two elevated wings, one of thirteen stories and another of four, joined together on the third and second floors. The problems which had to be overcome were various in nature: from anchoring the concrete blocks in the underground floors to achieving maximum clear space —there are no intermediate supports on the office floors— this was achieved satisfactorily, on the higher floors by means of large span porticos, made up of two well-defined parts (the ground floor portico and the upper floor assembly], from both a structural and esthetic point of view.Se describe la solución adoptada para estructura de la Mutua General de Seguros, en la Diagonal de Barcelona. El edificio se compone de seis sótanos generales y dos bloques elevados, uno de trece plantas y otro de cuatro, debidamente enlazados por la segunda y tercera. Los problemas planteados fueron de muy diversa índole: desde la sujeción de las pantallas de hormigón de las plantas enterradas, hasta la consecución de la máxima diafanidad —en todas las plantas de oficinas no existen soportes intermedios— en las plantas altas a base de pórticos de gran luz, compuestos de dos partes bien definidas (el pórtico de planta baja y el conjunto de las superiores y acertadamente resueltos, desde el doble punto de vista estructural y estético.

  13. Gender messages in contemporary popular Malay songs

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    Collin Jerome

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Gender has been an important area of research in the field of popular music studies. Numerous scholars have found that contemporary popular music functions as a locus of diverse constructions and expressions of gender. While most studies focus on content analyses of popular music, there is still a need for more research on audience’s perception of popular music’s messages. This study examined adult Malay listeners’ perceptions of gender messages in contemporary Malay songs. A total of 16 contemporary Malay songs were analysed using Fairclough’s (1992 method of text analysis. The content of the songs that conveyed messages about gender were the basis for analysis. The results showed that the messages revolve mainly around socially constructed gender roles and expectations in romantic relationships. Gender stereotypes are also used in the songs to reinforce men’s and women’s roles in romantic relationships. The results also showed that, while listeners acknowledge the songs’ messages about gender, their own perceptions of gender and what it means to be a gendered being in today’s world are neither represented nor discussed fully in the songs analysed. It is hoped the findings from this, particularly the mismatch between projected and perceived notions of gender, contribute to the field of popular Malay music studies in particular, and popular music studies in general where gender messages in popular songs and their influence on listeners’ perceptions of their own gender is concerned.

  14. La voz de la música popular

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    Hernán Restrepo Duque

    1986-01-01

    Full Text Available Si los cronistas deportivos llaman "biblia" al colega que sabe mucho sobre determinada disciplina los de farándula tendrían que llamar a su pionero antioqueño Hernán Restrepo Duque "fonógrafo", porque durante veintitrés años, a través de un programa diario de difusión nacional llamado Radio-Lente, su voz ha escrito la historia de la música popular cuyo meridiano pasó en forma definitiva, hasta hace quince años, por Medellín.

  15. Review: Popular Northern Sotho Dictionary | Mashamaite | Lexikos

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    Abstract. T.J. Kriel (original compiler), D.J. Prinsloo and B.P. Sathekge (compilers — revised edition). Popular Northern Sotho Dictionary. 1997. 335 pp. ISBN 1 86890 001 0. Cape Town: Pharos. Price R37,95.

  16. ¿Qué significa estar seguro?: De delitos, miedos e inseguridades entre los adultos mayores

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    Cecilia Varela

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la implementación de encuestas de victimización (EV, la literatura victimológica da cuenta de la paradoja que lleva a que los sectores de menor riesgo de victimización delictiva (fundamentalmente mujeres y adultos mayores presenten los niveles de miedo al delito más altos, y que por el contrario aquellos más expuestos al delito (jóvenes y varones manifiesten niveles de temor más bajos. En tal sentido, el objetivo general de este trabajo es explorar mediante una estrategia cualitativa las representaciones respecto de la cuestión de la seguridad en el sector de los adultos mayores. Por su parte, y bajo el supuesto de que el miedo al delito no puede ser vinculado únicamente al objeto concreto mediante el cual éste se manifiesta, se indaga en nuevas dimensiones de análisis que permitan dar cuenta de la "sensación de inseguridad" más allá de la cuestión de la criminalidad dentro de este sector etario.Ever since the implementation of the victimization surveys (VS, the victimization literature acknowledges the paradox whereby the social groups less vulnerable to crime (women and the elderly, for the most part exhibit high levels of fear and, on the contrary, those most susceptible to crime (youngsters and males manifest lower levels of fear. The goal of this paper is to explore a range of representations about the "security" issue held by the elderly with a qualitative strategy. On the other hand, on the assumption that fear of crime cannot be solely linked to the actual object through which this is manifested, I examine new analytical dimensions accounting for "fear of crime" above and beyond the criminality issue within this age class.

  17. Style popularity and the comovement of stocks

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    Wouters, T.; Plantinga, A.

    2006-01-01

    We examine to what extent the popularity of an investment style can be attributed to style investing. The style investing hypothesis predicts that assets in the same style show strong comovement with respect to their underlying fundamentals and that reclassifying assets into a new style raises its correlation with that style. We test this prediction by studying how comovement varies with proxies of popularity. We use different kinds of data, such as data on stocks, mutual funds, IPO?s and fin...

  18. Popularity versus similarity in growing networks.

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    Papadopoulos, Fragkiskos; Kitsak, Maksim; Serrano, M Ángeles; Boguñá, Marián; Krioukov, Dmitri

    2012-09-27

    The principle that 'popularity is attractive' underlies preferential attachment, which is a common explanation for the emergence of scaling in growing networks. If new connections are made preferentially to more popular nodes, then the resulting distribution of the number of connections possessed by nodes follows power laws, as observed in many real networks. Preferential attachment has been directly validated for some real networks (including the Internet), and can be a consequence of different underlying processes based on node fitness, ranking, optimization, random walks or duplication. Here we show that popularity is just one dimension of attractiveness; another dimension is similarity. We develop a framework in which new connections optimize certain trade-offs between popularity and similarity, instead of simply preferring popular nodes. The framework has a geometric interpretation in which popularity preference emerges from local optimization. As opposed to preferential attachment, our optimization framework accurately describes the large-scale evolution of technological (the Internet), social (trust relationships between people) and biological (Escherichia coli metabolic) networks, predicting the probability of new links with high precision. The framework that we have developed can thus be used for predicting new links in evolving networks, and provides a different perspective on preferential attachment as an emergent phenomenon.

  19. Arte popular y crítica a la modernidad

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    Orlando Morillo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El arte popular, concebido como lenguaje, posibilita el descentramiento de los relatos modernos y pone en evidencia los vicios de la civilización a través de un posicionamiento ético-crítico que busca un horizonte de sentido humanizante para desterrar los excesos de la instrumentalidad positivista y cientifizante. Es mediante la incidencia del arte popular y su valoración simbólica que se pueden generar procesos de revisión histórica, para que junto al eclecticismo crítico, el nihilismo y la deconstrucción, se pueda arribar a una autonomía social e individual capaz de conformar una “utopía estética” que apunte a un “sentido orgánico de la vida”, a la interrelación armónica entre pensamiento, naturaleza y ser humano. Todo en beneficio de una subjetividad epistémica que dignifique al sujeto como centro, ante la arremetida de los excesos de la modernidad.

  20. O seguro depósito induz ao risco moral nas cooperativas de crédito brasileiras?: um estudo com dados em painel

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    Valéria Gama Fully Bressan

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Interesses conflitantes e monitoramento imperfeito podem induzir instituições financeiras cobertas por seguro depósito a se exporem mais ao risco do que o nível preconizado pelo fundo gestor do seguro. Testa-se se a instauração do Fundo Garantidor (FGS do Sistema das Cooperativas de Crédito do Brasil (Sicoob não induziu ao problema de risco moral. Utiliza-se um painel com dados mensais de 180 cooperativas (61,43% das cooperativas filiadas ao Sicoob. Modelos de dados em painel estimados com o índice de Basileia como proxy da exposição ao risco das cooperativas indicam que a instauração do FGS induziu ao problema de risco moral.

  1. Garantías de los derechos reales mediante el sistema de registro y de seguro de título

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    Norma Loureiro Russo

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available El concepto de seguridad jurídica tiene tal amplitud que trasciende cualquier funciónjurídica, ubicándose en la aplicacíón del derecho todo.Cabe destacar en ese concepto, sus valores esenciales y constitutivos, tales como la justicia y la seguridad, siendo la certeza uno de sus ingredientes. (...Contenido: Seguridad jurídica. Función notarial y seguridad jurídica. La publicidad registral y la seguridad jurídica. Esencia. Materia. Fines. Oponibilidad. Legitimidad.Garantía de los derechos reales y seguro de títulos. Origen del contrato de seguro de título. Concepto. Conclusiones

  2. Trabalho rural e riscos à saúde: uma revisão sobre o "uso seguro" de agrotóxicos no Brasil

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    Pedro Henrique Barbosa de Abreu

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available O paradigma do "uso seguro" de agrotóxicos sustenta-se em medidas de controle dos riscos na manipulação desses produtos. No entanto, estudos realizados em diversas regiões do País revelam um quadro de exposição e danos à saúde de trabalhadores rurais, evidenciando a ineficácia deste paradigma. Este trabalho apresenta uma revisão crítica sobre a abordagem do "uso seguro" de agrotóxicos nos artigos científicos publicados nos últimos 15 anos no Brasil. Os resultados apontaram que esses estudos não abordam, simultaneamente, todas as atividades de trabalho que envolvem exposição e risco de intoxicação (aquisição, transporte, armazenamento, preparo e aplicação, destino final de embalagens vazias e lavagem de roupas/EPI contaminados, tampouco abordam de maneira abrangente as diversas medidas de "uso seguro", descritas pelos manuais de segurança, obrigatórias para cada atividade. No total, 25 artigos foram selecionados e analisados, evidenciando-se a concentração de resultados e análises nas atividades de preparo e aplicação e destino final de embalagens vazias. A abrangência das abordagens se mostrou pontual nas seis atividades. Para futuros trabalhos, sugere-se uma abordagem ampliada do "uso seguro" de agrotóxicos, buscando-se revelar a completa inviabilidade deste paradigma de segurança.

  3. Space activities and global popular music culture

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    Wessels, Allison Rae; Collins, Patrick

    During the "space age" era, space activities appear increasingly as a theme in Western popular music, as they do in popular culture generally. In combination with the electronics and tele-communications revolution, "pop/rock" music has grown explosively during the space age to become an effectively global culture. From this base a number of trends are emerging in the pattern of influences that space activities have on pop music. The paper looks at the use of themes and imagery in pop music; the role of space technology in the modern "globalization" of pop music; and current and future links between space activities and pop music culture, including how public space programmes are affected by its influence on popular attitudes.

  4. Design of the 2009 evaluation of the Medical Insurance for a New Generation program Diseño de la evaluación 2009 del programa Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación

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    Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the mixed-method approach to evaluate the Medical Insurance for a New Generation (Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación, SMNG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The program has been comprehensively evaluated. It has four key domains: 1 SMNG design; 2 children's health status and socio-demographic characteristics; 3 performance by measuring coverage, efficiency and productivity; 4 family health expenditure. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches have been used. This included reviews of existing databases and clinical charts, collection of empirical data through in-depth interviews with healthcare providers, and a nation-wide household survey. CONCLUSION: The results should serve as baseline data of the health status of SMNG children and the current staus of the program.OBJETIVO: Describir el abordaje de métodos mixtos que se utilizó para evaluar el SMNG Seguro Médico para una Nueva Generación. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: la evaluación integral del Programa se llevó a cabo en cuatro áreas clave: 1 el diseño del SMNG, 2 el estado de salud y las características sociodemográficas de los niños afiliados, 3 el desempeño del SMNG mediante la medición de la cobertura y de procesos clave, 4 los gastos en salud de la familia. La metodología mixta combina enfoques de investigación cuantitativa y cualitativa y la recolección y análisis de datos. La evaluación incluyó la revisión de bases de datos y de expedientes clínicos y la recolección de datos empíricos mediante entrevistas a profundidad con actores clave, una encuesta de hogares en todo el país y cuestionarios a personal de salud. CONCLUSIÓN: Los resultados sirven como referencia sobre el estado de salud de los niños afiliados al SMNG y de las condiciones actuales del programa; además permiten identificar áreas clave que pueden abordarse para mejorar la calidad, eficiencia y eficacia del SMNG.

  5. Principales aspectos del contrato de Seguro de Responsabilidad Civil Profesional en relación con la Responsabilidad Médica

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    Catherine Arias

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La primera parte de ese artículo pretende hacer un recorrido por la definición del seguro de responsabilidad civil, la forma en la que fue introducido en la legislación colombiana, centrándose en el Código de Comercio de 1971 y en la ley 45 de 1990, en la que se consagró el aseguramiento de la culpa grave y la acción directa en cabeza de la víctima; para seguir con la ley 389 de 1997 que introdujo la modalidad de las cláusulas claims made. Posteriormente el estudio se enfocará en los elementos esenciales y las características del seguro de Responsabilidad Civil Profesional en su modalidad de responsabilidad médica, lo que conocemos como seguro de mal practice, errores y omisiones. La segunda parte se refiere a la Responsabilidad médica como tal, cuestionando si se trata o no de un régimen agravado, determinando los tipos de responsabilidad profesional, así como las principales causas de los juicios, los tipos de relación médico-paciente: contractual, extracontractual y las llamadas zonas grises.

  6. Principales aspectos del contrato de Seguro de Responsabilidad Civil Profesional en relación con la Responsabilidad Médica

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    Catherine Arias

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La primera parte de ese artículo pretende hacer un recorrido por la definición del seguro de responsabilidad civil, la forma en la que fue introducido en la legislación colombiana, centrándose en el Código de Comercio de 1971 y en la ley 45 de 1990, en la que se consagró el aseguramiento de la culpa grave y la acción directa en cabeza de la víctima; para seguir con la ley 389 de 1997 que introdujo la modalidad de las cláusulas claims made. Posteriormente el estudio se enfocará en los elementos esenciales y las características del seguro de Responsabilidad Civil Profesional en su modalidad de responsabilidad médica, lo que conocemos como seguro de mal practice, errores y omisiones.La segunda parte se refiere a la Responsabilidad médica como tal, cuestionando si se trata o no de un régimen agravado, determinando los tipos de responsabilidad profesional, así como las principales causas de los juicios, los tipos de relación médico-paciente: contractual, extracontractual y las llamadas zonas grises.

  7. Risco Moral nos Contratos de Seguro de Responsabilidade Civil “D&O” (Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

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    Gabriela Wallau Rodrigues

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available O texto trata dos contratos de seguro de responsabilidade civil sob a modalidade “D&O” (directors & officers liability, recentemente regulamentos pela SUSEP, cujo objeto é a proteção do risco pela responsabilização de administradores de empresas (diretores e conselheiros de administração em razão de atos cometidos no exercício de suas atividades. O enfoque da pesquisa reside nas cláusulas de afastamento de cobertura pelo cometimento de atos relacionados à corrupção – o que, segundo a lógica aplicada por algumas seguradoras, implicaria no risco moral e no aumento dos casos de violação à legislação anticorrupção. Nesse cenário, é proposta uma análise crítica acerca da cláusula de afastamento de cobertura, notadamente a partir da sua interpretação a partir da eficiência e proporcionalidade.

  8. Estratégia ótima para declarar perdas no mercado de seguros de automóveis

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    Bruno C. A. Ledo

    Full Text Available Resumo Ao analisar uma extensa base de dados sobre o mercado brasileiro de seguros de automóveis, encontramos um fato estilizado: a frequência de sinistros declarados é maior nos primeiros meses de vigência contratual. Para explicá-lo, propomos uma versão modicada do modelo de Venezia e Levy (1980, na qual demonstramos que a pseudofranquia é menor no início do contrato. A pseudofranquia é um valor não observável, superior à franquia estipulada em contrato, até o qual o segurado tem incentivo a não declarar suas perdas. Dado que a pseudofranquia é menor no início do contrato, o modelo prevê que haverá uma frequência maior de perdas (de menor valor sendo declaradas neste período. Para testar esta previsão, regredimos o logaritmo das indenizações contra dummies de tempo, e obtivemos que no primeiro trimestre de vigência o valor médio das perdas declaradas é aproximadamente 2,21% menor em relação ao segundo trimestre. Esta informação pode ser utilizada pelas seguradoras para ajustar o valor das franquias nos primeiros meses dos contratos a fim de reduzir suas taxas de sinistralidade.

  9. Laughter in popular games and in sport

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    Eichberg, Henning

    2013-01-01

    Hurling in Cornwall, la soule in Britanny, Shrovetide football in England: Popular games have normally been treated as forerunners of modern sport, sport having regulated the space and the time of the game, the (non-) violence of behaviour, the control of results, the planning, strategy, tactics...... of modern sport, as it was established in the nineteenth century, a culture of laughter disappeared. This study tries to counter this mainstream by a phenomenology of laughter in popular games. A contrasting attention is turned towards the seriousness of sporting competition, the smile in modern sport...

  10. Hedging in Popular Scientific Articles on Medicine

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    Csongor Alexandra

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The aim of this study is to investigate the process of rewriting medical research papers for the lay public. The latest findings of medical research often appear in the popular media. It is interesting to see what happens to a scientific text when it is transmitted to a new audience. Hedging is usually interpreted as a characteristic feature of scientific discourse. This study focuses on hedging, which also tends to be applied in popularized articles in the field of medicine.

  11. Books and the popularization of science

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    1991-01-01

    This article discusses best-selling science books, the characteristics of the audience for popular science books, and the role of books within science popularization and science education. Best-selling science books have been rare, but generally readable. Regional books, also important sources of scientific information, aim at much smaller, far more price-sensitive audiences. Many successful regional, nontechnical science books are readable, heavily illustrated, and in some cases, cross-disciplinary. To increase the attentive audience for scientific information, improvement in science education is necessary, and the most efficacious role for scientific institutions may be the production of materials that can be easily incorporated into school curricula. ?? 1991 Springer.

  12. Popular Music Memories : Places and Practices of Popular Music Heritage, Memory and Cultural Identity

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    A.J.C. van der Hoeven (Arno)

    2014-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract __ Ever since the late 1950s, people have grown up with popular music as an important element of their daily lives. This dissertation explores the connections between popular music memories, cultural identity and cultural heritage, looking at the different ways in

  13. Classifications in Popular Music: Discourses and Meaning Structures in American, Dutch and German Popular Music Reviews

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    A.T. van Venrooij (Alex)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractPopular music is one of the cultural fields – together with film, photography, and jazz – which in the second half of the twentieth century have apparently gained much in status and recognition (Janssen, 1999; Janssen, Kuipers & Verboord, 2009). Popular music has become ‘aesthetically

  14. Pragmatism and Popular Culture: Shusterman, Popular Art, and the Challenge of Visuality

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    Snaevarr, Stefan

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses Richard Shusterman's defense of popular culture and intends to show that the entertainment industry has a dark side which Shusterman tends to ignore. Richard Shusterman is a pragmatist aesthetician who promotes art as an integral part of the ever-changing stream of life, believing that popular culture provides…

  15. Uso seguro de los medicamentos en adultos mayores: Una lista de chequeo

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    Full Text Available Los adultos mayores son más propensos a presentar reacciones adversas medicamentosas (RAM, debido a la polifarmacia que caracteriza a aquellos con múltiples enfermedades, y cambios, que por la edad ocurren en la farmacocinética y la farmacodinamia de los medicamentos. La evaluación de los aspectos de seguridad y uso racional de los medicamentos son importantes en esta población; por ello, se propone una lista de chequeo que consiste en hacer una lista de medicamentos (incluye la medicina herbaria; detectar e intervenir síndromes geriátricos inducidos por medicamentos, sobreprescripción, disprescripción e infraprescripción; medir e intervenir la adherencia farmacológica, medir los parámetros para posología geriátrica; prevenir las reacciones adversas por retiro inadecuado de fármacos, evaluar la capacidad de manejo de medicamentos de la persona mayor y utilizar la hoja de información mínima sobre el fármaco prescrito al paciente. Esta lista de chequeo construida en base a instrumentos validados, es una propuesta cuya aplicación en el contexto ambulatorio y hospitalario es posible y factible.

  16. Popular education in the mirror of the Popular University in France in the early XXth century

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    Lucien MERCIER

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    Full Text Available The Popular Universities at the end of the XIXth century are a major reference in the history of popular education. The movement of the Popular Universities attracted militant workers and intellectual —writers, scientists, teachers and artists—, to educational dynamics which owe a lot to the Dreyfus Affair. This encounter of the morning coat with the workman's overalls didn't last long. The Popular Universities died because they were unable to imagine this mutual education which was everybody's dream. This failure marked people's minds for a long time, and the period between the two wars, full of experiences of working-class and proletarian education, constantly refers to the Popular Universities of the 1900^ to find a model to follow or to reject.

  17. The Guide to Teaching with Popular Music.

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    Popular music is often characterized as a short work with a prominent melody and simple chordal accompaniment. Yet, teaching with pop music in the era of standards-based curriculum can present challenges. These standards offer teachers a blueprint for teaching music performance, composition, improvisation, and the relationship of music to other…

  18. Popular Participation In Rural Community Development Project ...

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    ... and to gain recognition in the community (ego satisfaction). Age, income, level of formal education significantly influenced respondents\\' participation in community development projects. Keywords: popular participation, community development project. Journal of Agriculture and Social Research Vol. 7 (1) 2007: pp. 70-76.

  19. Memory for Frequency of Hearing Popular Music.

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    Fidler, James R.; And Others

    This experiment was designed to better understand the effects of individual differences, intent to learn, and stimulus familiarity on frequency judgment accuracy. Half of the participants in the study heard popular songs, and the other half listened to unfamiliar songs. Participants were subdivided into three more groups, introducing the "intent…

  20. From Popular Justice to (Revolutionary) Humanism: Ideological ...

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    The paper is of the view that the insistence of the dramatist on the social function of art and the artist in society is responsible for his own ideological mutation from what the paper terms popular justice to revolutionary humanism. This is also a result of the dramatist‟s own artistic maturation over time as it is common to every ...

  1. Significance and popularity in music production.

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    Monechi, Bernardo; Gravino, Pietro; Servedio, Vito D P; Tria, Francesca; Loreto, Vittorio

    2017-07-01

    Creative industries constantly strive for fame and popularity. Though highly desirable, popularity is not the only achievement artistic creations might ever acquire. Leaving a longstanding mark in the global production and influencing future works is an even more important achievement, usually acknowledged by experts and scholars. 'Significant' or 'influential' works are not always well known to the public or have sometimes been long forgotten by the vast majority. In this paper, we focus on the duality between what is successful and what is significant in the musical context. To this end, we consider a user-generated set of tags collected through an online music platform, whose evolving co-occurrence network mirrors the growing conceptual space underlying music production. We define a set of general metrics aiming at characterizing music albums throughout history, and their relationships with the overall musical production. We show how these metrics allow to classify albums according to their current popularity or their belonging to expert-made lists of important albums. In this way, we provide the scientific community and the public at large with quantitative tools to tell apart popular albums from culturally or aesthetically relevant artworks. The generality of the methodology presented here lends itself to be used in all those fields where innovation and creativity are in play.

  2. Understanding and Developing Black Popular Music Collections.

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    Murray, James Briggs

    1983-01-01

    Enumerates types of black popular music (work songs, spirituals, gospel music, blues, race records, rock and roll, soul, funk, disco, Caribbean, and African) and discusses collection development (current, retrospective, monographs, periodicals, sheet music, motion picture film, photographs, oral history), cataloging, and preservation. A 229-item…

  3. Popular Education and the Logics of Schooling

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    Rockwell, Elsie

    2011-01-01

    In this article, I compare two distinct uses of "Popular Education" that emerged in Tlaxcala in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. I examine archival and oral evidence to reconstruct the situated meanings and political rationales that led to the use of the term in each case, beyond their contrasting pedagogical content. In 1917, a…

  4. Pure and Public, Popular and personal

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    Eriksson, Birgit

    2013-01-01

    and the exclusions of the public sphere. I argue that the ideals of a pure aesthetic and a public sphere neglect issues that are crucial to the type of commonality at stake in popular cultural artifacts: personal issues, social conflicts, and what is pleasurable to the senses or has to do with emotions. Third, I...

  5. Law and Popular Culture : International Perspectives

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    Brown, K.J.; Asimow, Michael; Papke, David Ray

    Commentators have noted the extraordinary impact of popular culture on legal practice, courtroom proceedings, police departments, and government as a whole, and it is no exaggeration to say that most people derive their basic understanding of law from cultural products. Movies, television programs,

  6. Ghanaian Women Enter into Popular Entertainment | Collins ...

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    This article discuses the problems faced by West African and particularly Ghanaian female popular performers and the various factors that have, since the 1960's led to increasing numbers of women entering the professional theatre and the commercial entertainment industry. The study examines the upsurge of female ...

  7. Canção Popular Infantil

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    João Josué Silva Filho

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-4512.2011n24p92 Articulado por Naine Lopes (www.letras.com.br/perfil/naine encontramos uma interessante resenha sobre a canção popular infantil que passamos a reproduzir:

  8. Canção Popular Infantil

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    Silva Filho, João Josué

    2011-01-01

    http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-4512.2011n24p92 Articulado por Naine Lopes (www.letras.com.br/perfil/naine) encontramos uma interessante resenha sobre a canção popular infantil que passamos a reproduzir:

  9. Popular Culture in Mainland Chinese Education

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    Ho, Wai-Chung

    2006-01-01

    The policy and practice of school education in mainland China have changed in response to the political and economic reformations and opening-up of the late 1970s. This paper argues that, despite the introduction and emphasis on popular culture in some areas of school education, traditional Chinese culture and values continue to consolidate the…

  10. Popular Education and the "Party Line"

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    Boughton, Bob

    2013-01-01

    Popular education, by which is meant adult education within and in support of radical social movements, has become a major topic in academic adult education in recent times. This paper criticises the lack of attention paid in most of this writing to the history, theory and practice of revolutionary parties in the communist and socialist tradition.…

  11. Science popularization and the Indian constitution - Correspondence

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    , Vigyan Pragati and many newspapers are trying to popularize science. N a - tional Science Day is obser ved on 28 February in memory of C.V. Raman. National Children?s Science Con gress is regularly organized to encourage children (10?17 years) to relate...

  12. Significance and popularity in music production

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    Gravino, Pietro; Servedio, Vito D. P.; Tria, Francesca; Loreto, Vittorio

    2017-01-01

    Creative industries constantly strive for fame and popularity. Though highly desirable, popularity is not the only achievement artistic creations might ever acquire. Leaving a longstanding mark in the global production and influencing future works is an even more important achievement, usually acknowledged by experts and scholars. ‘Significant’ or ‘influential’ works are not always well known to the public or have sometimes been long forgotten by the vast majority. In this paper, we focus on the duality between what is successful and what is significant in the musical context. To this end, we consider a user-generated set of tags collected through an online music platform, whose evolving co-occurrence network mirrors the growing conceptual space underlying music production. We define a set of general metrics aiming at characterizing music albums throughout history, and their relationships with the overall musical production. We show how these metrics allow to classify albums according to their current popularity or their belonging to expert-made lists of important albums. In this way, we provide the scientific community and the public at large with quantitative tools to tell apart popular albums from culturally or aesthetically relevant artworks. The generality of the methodology presented here lends itself to be used in all those fields where innovation and creativity are in play. PMID:28791169

  13. Style popularity and the comovement of stocks

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    Wouters, T.; Plantinga, A.

    2006-01-01

    We examine to what extent the popularity of an investment style can be attributed to style investing. The style investing hypothesis predicts that assets in the same style show strong comovement with respect to their underlying fundamentals and that reclassifying assets into a new style raises its

  14. Significance and popularity in music production

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    Monechi, Bernardo; Gravino, Pietro; Servedio, Vito D. P.; Tria, Francesca; Loreto, Vittorio

    2017-07-01

    Creative industries constantly strive for fame and popularity. Though highly desirable, popularity is not the only achievement artistic creations might ever acquire. Leaving a longstanding mark in the global production and influencing future works is an even more important achievement, usually acknowledged by experts and scholars. `Significant' or `influential' works are not always well known to the public or have sometimes been long forgotten by the vast majority. In this paper, we focus on the duality between what is successful and what is significant in the musical context. To this end, we consider a user-generated set of tags collected through an online music platform, whose evolving co-occurrence network mirrors the growing conceptual space underlying music production. We define a set of general metrics aiming at characterizing music albums throughout history, and their relationships with the overall musical production. We show how these metrics allow to classify albums according to their current popularity or their belonging to expert-made lists of important albums. In this way, we provide the scientific community and the public at large with quantitative tools to tell apart popular albums from culturally or aesthetically relevant artworks. The generality of the methodology presented here lends itself to be used in all those fields where innovation and creativity are in play.

  15. ECOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY THROUGH POPULAR SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

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    Full Text Available Popularization of Ecological Chemistry is the aim of scientific-popular articles, which are published in the online journal for teachers. With the articles of this type Ecological Chemistry is linked with literature and history. Due to this linkage articles, this module turns into an easily comprehensible one and it becomes fun. In all articles there is also included very useful and interesting information pertaining to Ecological Chemistry. It must be underlined the titles of such articles, because they should not only show the common meaning of article, but they should also attract readers.The utmost interest is generated by the historical papers, where chemical issues are connected with history. The period of alchemy is more popular and that’s why the alchemical stories are described in the articles.The outcome of the pedagogical experiment has made it clear, that such a method of teaching of Ecological Chemistry with scientific popular articles affects positively on school students motivation and changes their attitude towards the environmental pollution.CHIMIA ECOLOGICĂ ÎN ARTICOLELE ȘTIINȚIFICO-POPULAREPopularizarea Chimiei ecologice este scopul articolelor științifico-populare, care sunt publicate în reviste online pentru profesori. Prin intermediul articolelor de acest tip, Chimia ecologică este legată de literatură și istorie. Datorită respectivelor publicaţii, acest modul este ușor de înțeles și el devine distractiv. Toate articolele conțin informații foarte utile și interesante referitoarela Chimiaecologică. Trebuie de subliniat importanţa titlurilor acestor articole, deoarece ele ar trebui nu doar să redea succint înțelesul articolului, dar şi să atragă cititorul.Un interes deosebit trezesc documentele istorice, în cazul în care problemele chimiei sunt legate de istorie. Perioada alchimiei este mai populară, de aceea şi sunt descrise în articole poveștile alchimice.Rezultatul experimentului

  16. Las cláusulas claims made en el contrato de seguro de responsabilidad civil

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available La reforma al Código del Comercio introducida a través del artículo 4 de la Ley 389 de 1997, destaca la legislación colombiana entre muchas otras legislaciones del mundo, por la admisión de la modalidad de aseguramiento bajo el concepto de cláusulas claims made. Sin embargo, dicha innovación ha significado una notable revolución generando las más duras críticas ya que involucra la vulneración de los derechos de los asegurados frente a una evidente ventaja de los intereses de las compañías aseguradoras. Los cuestionamientos que se han suscitado alrededor de las cláusulas claims made, por la doctrina y la jurisprudencia internacionales han sido· impulsados, entre otros argumentos, por las nuevas tendencias de las modernas legislaciones que apuntan hacia la protección de los derechos de los consumidores, llegándose a debatir incluso su validez y a cuestionarse su legalidad. Si bien se han ve­ nido presentando diversas propuestas para dar solución a los serios problemas que este tipo de cláusulas traen consigo, se hace inminente la necesidad de tomar decisiones prontas ·y eficaces a efecto de impedir los abusos y violaciones que involucran el pacto de este tipo de cláusulas. En tal sentido, se considera oportuno no solo, abrir el debate en términos de abusividad e ineficacia de dichas cláusulas, sino también, analizar la posible procedencia de la denomina­ da excepción  de inconstitucionalidad.

  17. Desarrollo sostenible y hábitat popular.

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    Juan José Castiblanco

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    Full Text Available Buena parte de la superficie urbana está constituida por texturas y patrones que se han erigido sobre los territorios sin la participación directa de planificadores urbanos o de entidades estatales, y que en tal sentido se han calificado de informales o populares. Estas porciones de la ciudad, establecidas al margen de los procesos de planeación oficial se constituyen en territorios con profundos impactos sobre sus habitantes que, si bien permiten el afianzamiento de las comunidades en los territorios, también les apartan de los beneficios ofrecidos por los centros urbanos consolidados, bien sea en dimensiones de servicios complementarios a la vivienda, o bien por la ausencia de los principios básicos que desde el urbanismo se han establecido para el florecimiento de la vida. Si bien en las últimas décadas las incontables crisis que se erigen sobre el planeta han despertado la conciencia sobre la necesidad de recuperar los amplios cinturones de miseria que rodean los entornos urbanos, el continuo crecimiento de los mismos tanto en su población como en el área que ocupan en relación con la ciudad planificada implica un reto a los anquilosados sistemas de planeación urbana contemporáneos, más cuando por las dinámicas propias de lo urbano la desconexión de estos territorios de las tramas urbanas tradicionales contribuye al colapso generalizado de la ciudad hoy. En el marco de la investigación “Aproximación metodológica para la intervención en el hábitat popular urbano”, este artículo busca presentar una definición del desarrollo sostenible en vista de la existencia de este componente de lo urbano, el hábitat popular, y la necesidad de incluir el mejoramiento de las relaciones territoriales de estas zonas en el ordenamiento territorial para contribuir al mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de las comunidades asentadas en las mismas. El abordaje de esta perspectiva inclusiva que busca reconectar el desarrollo

  18. PERFIL DE RIESGO DE LAS COOPERATIVAS DE CRÉDITO ESPAÑOLAS: IMPLICACIONES EN EL COSTE DEL SEGURO DE DEPÓSITO / RISK PROFILE OF SPANISH CREDIT COOPERATIVES: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE COST OF DEPOSIT INSURANCE

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    Antonio PARTAL UREÑA

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    Full Text Available La reforma propuesta por la Comisión Europea en julio de 2010, modificando el procedimiento para fijar las aportaciones que deben realizar las entidades de crédito a los sistemas de garantía de depósitos en función de su nivel de riesgo, supondrá cambios sustanciales en las cuotas que pagan actualmente. Este trabajo analiza el perfil de riesgo de las cooperativas españolas durante el período 2007-2010 y cuantifica su efecto sobre las contribuciones al Fondo de Garantía de Depósitos de Entidades de Crédito (FGDEC aplicando la metodología desarrollada por la Comisión. El estudio concluye con importantes evidencias sobre la evolución del perfil de riesgo del sector durante un periodo de recesión económica y el impacto de esta reforma, valorado a través del número de entidades que aumentarían su aportación y las variaciones en el coste del seguro respecto al sistema vigente. / The reform proposed by the European Commission in July 2010, modifying the procedure for determining the contributions which the banks must make to the deposit guarantee systems according to their level of risk will imply substantial changes in the fees currently paid. This paper analyzes the risk profile of Spanish cooperatives during 2007-2010 and quantifies their effect on contributions to the Deposit Guarantee Fund for Credit Institutions (FGDEC using the methodology proposed by the Commission. The study concludes with important evidence about the evolution of the risk profile of the sector in a period of economic recession and the impact of this reform, measured by means of the number of entities that would increase their input and variations in the cost of insurance in relation to the current system.

  19. ALS Association

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    ... toward a world without ALS! Walk to Defeat ALS® Walk to Defeat ALS® draws people of all ... We need your help. I Will Advocate National ALS Registry The National ALS Registry is a congressionally ...

  20. Dark victory: cancer and popular Hollywood film.

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    Lederer, Susan E

    2007-01-01

    This paper explores the cultural representations of cancer in popular Hollywood films released between 1930 and 1970. These cinematic treatments were not representative of the types of cancer that increasingly afflicted Americans, nor were filmmakers and studios concerned with realistic representations of the disease, its treatment, and its outcomes. As in the "epidemic entertainments" of the early twentieth century that portrayed diseases as cultural commodities, popular filmmakers selectively projected some cancers rather than others, favoring those that were less offensive and more photogenic. Although the characters became weak and died, they did so without gross transformations of their bodies. This paper argues that such representations nonetheless informed American attitudes about cancer and the role of medical research in overcoming the disease.

  1. [Folklore and popular medicine in the Amazon].

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    Henrique, Márcio Couto

    2009-01-01

    This discussion of the relations between folklore and popular medicine in the Amazon takes Canuto Azevedo's story "Filhos do boto" (Children of the porpoise) as an analytical reference point. Replete with elements of cultural reality, folk tales can serve as historical testimonies expressing clashes between different traditions. Folk records are fruit of what is often a quarrelsome dialogue between folklorists, social scientists, physicians, and pajés and their followers, and their analysis should take into account the conditions under which they were produced. Based on the imaginary attached to the figure of the porpoise--a seductive creature with healing powers--the article explores how we might expand knowledge of popular medicine as practiced in the Amazon, where the shamanistic rite known as pajelança cabocla has a strong presence.

  2. PAIS DE CAMADA MÉDIA E POPULAR

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    Vanessa Delfino

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Los objetivos de esta pesquisa consistió en analizar las concepciones de padres, de diferentes estatus sociales, sobre la violencia domestica contra los ninõs, los tipos de agresiones que relatan, la definición que dan para estos comportamientos y el nivel de detección de la violencia en su medio. Para cumplir tales objetivos fue elaborado un itinerário através de uma entrevista estruturada que tomo por base un trabajo de investigación sobre las prácticas de la educación de los hijos, siendo esta compuesta de 15 preguntas. Participaran 48 padres de família, 24 del clase media y 24 del estrato social popular. Los resultados indican que tanto los padres del nível social medio cuanto del popular tienen conocimiento de la violência domestica contra los ninõs, pero al mismo tiempo, existe una diferencia en la forma de uno y de outro de percibir la violencia. Estos datos indican la necesidad de más investigaciones sobre el tema.

  3. La iniciativa legislativa popular en América Latina

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    Felipe Hevia de la Jara

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Una de las características del proceso de democratización en América Latina es la incorporación de mecanismos de democracia directa como el plebiscito, la iniciativa legislativa y la revocación del mandato. Este artículo analiza específicamente uno de ellos: la Iniciativa Legislativa Popular (ILP, definida como el derecho de los ciudadanos a presentar proyectos de ley al Parlamento y/o exigir una consulta popular para aprobar o rechazar leyes o reformas legales. El artículo incluye una discusión sobre los mecanismos de democracia directa en América Latina, una comparación de las leyes y reglamentos que regulan la ILP a nivel internacional, nacional y subnacional, un análisis sobre el uso de estos instrumentos en cuatro países (Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina y México, y una serie de conclusiones orientadas a identificar algunos factores críticos para su implementación y utilización.

  4. Focus: Popular Culture, Censorship, Religion in the Schools.

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    Stewart, Donald, Ed.

    1976-01-01

    This issue of "Kansas English" contains four articles related to popular culture, censorship, and religion. "Popular Culture Studies: A Complement to the Humanities" by Michael Marsden, focuses on the relationship between popular culture studies and the humanities, including English. "Popular Couture: La Vie En Blue" by Richard Martin, examines…

  5. Nebulous networks: Virginia Woolf and popular astronomy

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    Henry, Holly Grace

    This study investigates Virginia Woolf's fascination with advances in astronomy and telescopic technologies of the 1920s and 30s. Grounded in the cultural studies of science, and the work of theorists such as Donna Haraway and Bruno Latour, the dissertation reconstructs the complex interconnections between Woolf's fiction and prose writing and an explosive popular interest in astronomy and cosmology. Woolf's aesthetic and political practices were shaped by emerging visualization technologies ranging from astronomical telescopes to the hand-held camera. While her writing provides a focus for this investigation, the dissertation offers close readings of fiction and essays by multiple British authors and science writers in the context of these converging phenomena. As a result of glimpsing tiny worlds through her own telescope, Virginia Woolf formulated a global aesthetic and a global politics. Gazing at the moon and stars reminded her that earth is a planet in space, and that earth's inhabitants must rely on this small, fragile globe for their future survival. The opening chapter establishes the cultural context for the study. In 1923, the American astronomer Edwin Hubble determined that the Andromeda galaxy was located far beyond the limits of the Milky Way, then believed to comprise the entire universe. Hubble's radical reconfiguration of the universe contributed to a pervasive sense, in the modern period, of a decentering and re-scaling of humans in the universe. In the chapters that follow, the dissertation offers readings of Woolf's novels and short fiction in relation to her fascination with astronomy and explores how the wildly popular British cosmologist and science writer, Sir James jeans, had a shaping effect on popular culture and on Woolf's narrative practices and pacifist politics. Despite his oblique connections to what became Bloomsbury, jeans and his popular science texts were to play a considerable role in Woolf's formulation of a global aesthetic.

  6. Alcohol brand appearances in US popular music.

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    Primack, Brian A; Nuzzo, Erin; Rice, Kristen R; Sargent, James D

    2012-03-01

    The average US adolescent is exposed to 34 references to alcohol in popular music daily. Although brand recognition is an independent, potent risk factor for alcohol outcomes among adolescents, alcohol brand appearances in popular music have not been assessed systematically. We aimed to determine the prevalence of and contextual elements associated with alcohol brand appearances in US popular music. Qualitative content analysis. We used Billboard Magazine to identify songs to which US adolescents were most exposed in 2005-07. For each of the 793 songs, two trained coders analyzed independently the lyrics of each song for references to alcohol and alcohol brand appearances. Subsequent in-depth assessments utilized Atlas.ti to determine contextual factors associated with each of the alcohol brand appearances. Our final code book contained 27 relevant codes representing six categories: alcohol types, consequences, emotional states, activities, status and objects. Average inter-rater reliability was high (κ = 0.80), and all differences were easily adjudicated. Of the 793 songs in our sample, 169 (21.3%) referred explicitly to alcohol, and of those, 41 (24.3%) contained an alcohol brand appearance. Consequences associated with alcohol were more often positive than negative (41.5% versus 17.1%, P brand appearances were associated commonly with wealth (63.4%), sex (58.5%), luxury objects (51.2%), partying (48.8%), other drugs (43.9%) and vehicles (39.0%). One in five songs sampled from US popular music had explicit references to alcohol, and one-quarter of these mentioned a specific alcohol brand. These alcohol brand appearances are associated commonly with a luxury life-style characterized by wealth, sex, partying and other drugs. © 2011 The Authors, Addiction © 2011 Society for the Study of Addiction.

  7. Trabajadores vascos en el recuerdo popular rioplatense

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    Iriani, Marcelino

    1997-01-01

    The author analyzes the emergence and persistence of images and stereotypes in the nineteenth century Argentine popular culture of certain occupations as typically Basque ones (e.i. the Basque milkman). The emergence of those stereotypes did not necessarily have to do with an overwhelming Basque presence in those occupations but mostly with their features and symbolic implications. For undertaking the analysis the author has mainly used the returns from the Argentine National Censuses of Popu...

  8. RITUAL AND THEATRE IN POPULAR CULTURE

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    Cavalcanti, Maria Laura Viveiros de Castro; UFRJ

    2015-01-01

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.12957/tecap.2015.16354The article discusses the relationship between anthropology and theater, more specifically between the anthropological notion of ritual and the idea of theater from the performing arts. We search the interinfluences, the similarities and striking differences between ritual and theater, focusing on popular culture, especially the carnaval of samba schools and the bumba meu boi. We emphasize the different forms of temporality in ritual processes ...

  9. The Popularity of P&P

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    Ruffins, Paul

    2006-01-01

    "Principles and Practices" (P&P), a real estate pre-licensing class, is one of the most popular courses in adult education, because it can literally be the key to the dual American dreams: striking it rich and owning a home. One of the things that makes the P&P class unique is that it is taught in so many different venues. The…

  10. Institutos de democracia directa: La iniciativa popular

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    Sergio Trejos Robert

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los institutos de democracia directa implementados a nivel nacional es la iniciativa popular. Consiste, esencialmente, en que la ciudadanía pueda proponer cambios en el ordenamiento jurídico. En Costa Rica, sus requisitos substanciales lo vuelven un instituto difícil de convocar y la legitimidad de sus restricciones explícitas puede ser discutida.

  11. POPULAR AND ERUDITE IN SCHOOL EDUCATION

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    Cláudio Félix dos Santos; Adalgiza Gonçalves Gobbi; Ana Carolina Galvão Marsiglia

    2015-01-01

    This article aims at analyzing and questioning the relationship between erudite and popular knowledge as a challenge to developing a historical-critical educational study. Starting from a brief report about the history of composers Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira, we walked a theoretical path, exploring the formulation of historical-critical pedagogy about the need of producing ways for individuals to have access to systematized knowledge so as to express their interests in an elaborate way.

  12. POPULAR AND ERUDITE IN SCHOOL EDUCATION

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    Cláudio Félix dos Santos

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This article aims at analyzing and questioning the relationship between erudite and popular knowledge as a challenge to developing a historical-critical educational study. Starting from a brief report about the history of composers Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira, we walked a theoretical path, exploring the formulation of historical-critical pedagogy about the need of producing ways for individuals to have access to systematized knowledge so as to express their interests in an elaborate way.

  13. Trabajadores vascos en el recuerdo popular rioplatense

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    Iriani, Marcelino

    1997-08-01

    Full Text Available The author analyzes the emergence and persistence of images and stereotypes in the nineteenth century Argentine popular culture of certain occupations as typically Basque ones (e.i. the Basque milkman. The emergence of those stereotypes did not necessarily have to do with an overwhelming Basque presence in those occupations but mostly with their features and symbolic implications. For undertaking the analysis the author has mainly used the returns from the Argentine National Censuses of Population from nineteenth century.

    Se intentan dilucidar aspectos vinculados a ciertos estereotipos laborales de inmigrantes vascos en Argentina que perduran en el recuerdo popular, especialmente en lo que hace a la génesis de esas imágenes y el predominio de algunos oficios sobre otros. La conformación de los estereotipos (por ej. vasco lechero no estaría directamente vinculado a un predomino cuantitativo de los vascos en esos oficios, sino también a ciertas características y aditamentos simbólicos vinculados a ellos. Para reconstruir la génesis del recuerdo popular sobre el mundo del trabajo decimonónico, se utilizan principalmente las cédulas censales correspondientes a los Censos Nacionales de 1869 y 1895, como así también distintas fuentes literarias.

  14. O constitucionalismo popular em uma leitura Rawlsiana

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    Carlos

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento da atividade política do Judiciário ao longo do século XX despertou posicionamentos críticos na teoria constitucional, podendo se destacar o Constitucionalismo Popular. Entre seus apontamentos, o Legislativo possuiria legitimidade para atuar com base em uma Constituição popular diariamente construída. Perante algumas imperfeições deixadas por esta vertente, utiliza-se a obra de John Rawls para indicar (I que questões políticas são enfrentadas pelas instituições democráticas que compõem a estrutura básica de uma sociedade bem-ordenada; e (II o papel desta Constituição popular pode ser exercido por elementos da teoria rawlsiana, quando os princípios de justiça identificam um parâmetro legitimador das deliberações democráticas e a razão pública permite que a atuação destas instituições seja acompanhada continuamente pelos cidadãos em nome das gerações futuras.

  15. The murga: voice and popular feeling

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    Franca Roibal Fernández

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    Full Text Available Murga is, in its simplest terms, popular musical theater of Uruguayan Carnival, but in reality it is much more than this. It is theater, music, identity, myth, political criticism; it is the voice of the people. The murga is a group of popular musical theater whose members sing and act on various tablados –neighborhood makeshift stages– and it is the most political component of Uruguayan Carnival. The murga criticizes, satirizes and questions society, politicians and situations constantly, but it never defines itself as political nor theoretical. It is simply a form of popular art. It is a way to take the issues, which affect everyone, to the masses, to the tablados which are filled every night of Carnaval. During the dictatorship, which brought with it censorship of every sort, murgas were censored just like all artistic endeavors. However, murgas were able to subvert the censorship of their lyrics, permitting them to criticize the outrages and crimes of the government with the music itself. Although the political situation has now changed dramatically, the murga is still a necessary element of Uruguayan socio-political discourse. This article aims to summarize the history of Carnival in Uruguay and specifically the murga, as well as to analyze song lyrics from historically important shows from two different eras.

  16. Nollywood, Popular Culture and Nigerian National Identity

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    Charles Effiong

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    Full Text Available Film culture in Nigeria has become very popular among Nigerian and transnational audiences especially in Africa to the extent that there is hardly a day people do not look for new films produced by Nollywood. In the same light, there is hardly a street in the country where one cannot find at least a video shop that distributes these films. Young and old people especially those in the rural areas are often found hanging around these shops to catch a glimpse of any of the films advertised by retail outlets. This has therefore proven the popularity of Nollywood productions among the people, who see in these films issues of culture that engage their attention and also try to give them awareness about socio-cultural practices that are common in the society. A major problem of concern is that although these films expose and treat cultural issues that affect the society, their promotion of a true national identity is questionable. In this regard, this paper is an attempt to examine how the films produced by Nollywood have been able to promote national identity vis-à-vis showcasing the cultural values of the people that can be cherished in the Nigerian society and beyond. Arguments on this will be done through qualitative (interview method and supported by Kantian morality theory, which will help in concluding that as popular culture, Nigerian films have created among Nigerians and the world some cultural practices that tend to give the Nigerian people a negative identity.

  17. Familial ALS

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    Boylan, Kevin

    2015-01-01

    Synopsis Genes linked to ALS susceptibility are being identified at an increasing rate owing to advances in molecular genetic technology. Genetic mechanisms in ALS pathogenesis appear to exert major effects in ~10% of patients, but genetic factors at some level may be important components of disease risk in most ALS patients. Identification of gene variants associated with ALS has informed concepts of the pathogenesis of ALS, aided the identification of therapeutic targets, facilitated research to develop new ALS biomarkers, and supported the establishment of clinical diagnostic tests for ALS-linked genes. Translation of this knowledge to ALS therapy development is ongoing. PMID:26515623

  18. Mecanismos de aceptación expresa de cláusuras de delimitación y limitación en el contrato de seguro

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    Rincón Taborda, Claudia Lorena; Martínez Serrano, Diana Marcela

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    En las condiciones de los contratos de seguros se limitan en grado sumo los derechos del asegurado y se delimita la cobertura a través de dos modalidades en las estipulaciones: (i) las cláusulas de delimitación del riesgo, que son aquellas que tienen por objeto individualizar el contenido del riesgo asumido por el asegurador y, (ii) las cláusulas limitativas de derecho, siendo las que restringen, modifican o condicionan los derechos del asegurado. En la mayoría de los casos éstas condicion...

  19. Uso de plantas medicinales en la atención primaria de salud en Paraguay: algunas consideraciones para su uso seguro y eficaz

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    Nélida Soria; Pasionaria Ramos

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    La incorporación de las plantas medicinales en la Atención Primaria de Salud (APS), constituye un gran desafío. Según la OMS, el uso de las plantas medicinales constituye una terapia más natural, más inocua, efectiva, de un costo racional y asequible a las poblaciones. Para establecer el uso seguro y eficaz es necesaria la correcta identificación taxonómica de las especies y el origen de las mismas. El objetivo del estudio fue identificar taxonómicamente las plantas medicinales utilizadas por...

  20. Segurança Alimentar e Controle de Qualidade: um estudo da implantação do Programa Alimentos Seguros em supermercados de bairro

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    Guedes, Glenda Jamile Pires Barros

    2008-01-01

    Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar os percentuais de conformidade, relacionados aos requisitos de Boas Práticas, alcançados por 23 Supermercados de bairro após a implantação do Programa Alimentos Seguros. Para o seu desenvolvimento a metodologia de pesquisa adotada foi à aplicação inicial e final de um check-list (ferramenta específica do PAS) nos 23 supermercados, alvo deste estudo. Após a implantação do PAS foi realizado um estudo comparativo onde foi possível constatar que essas emp...

  1. La inserción laboral de los beneficiarios del Seguro de Capacitación y Empleo en el Partido de General Pueyrredon

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    Aspiazu, Eliana; Alegre, Patricia; Fernández Blanco, Ana

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo nos proponemos discutir los efectos del Seguro de Capacitación y Empleo (SCE), como política de empleo focalizada, sobre la inserción laboral de los beneficiarios del Municipio de General Pueyrredon. La perspectiva de análisis adoptada considera que las políticas de empleo representan un área dentro de las políticas sociales destinada a regular la fuerza de trabajo. Se parte del concepto amplio de exclusión, que considera la imposibilidad de los individuos de acceder a bienes,...

  2. Diagnóstico de necesidades de capacitación para la Empresa Hispana de Seguros S.A. en el periodo 2015-2016

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    Ortiz Gutiérrez, María Belén

    2016-01-01

    Este proyecto de investigación tuvo la finalidad de realizar un Diagnóstico de Necesidades de Capacitación para los colaboradores de Hispana de Seguros S.A. por cargo, en donde se empleó técnicas e instrumentos como: entrevistas, cuestionarios, análisis de perfiles de cargo, etc., para obtener como producto final un "Plan de Capacitación para el 2016". This research project was intended to make a Diagnosis of Training Needs for the employees of Hispanic Insurance S.A. according to their po...

  3. Um estudo das competências do auditor interno atuante no mercado brasileiro de seguros : percepção após a lei Sarbanes & Oxley

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    Carmona, Eduardo

    2008-01-01

    A escolha desse tema foi motivada pelo interesse pessoal do autor e por sua atuação na área, adicionalmente, as alterações ocorridas devido á publicação da lei Sarbanes & Oxley produziram grande impacto na atividade de auditoria interna em companhias de seguros. O objetivo geral da pesquisa consiste em analisar as novas competências para atender às mudanças ocorridas no mercado segurador após a lei Sarbanes & Oxley, bem como tem como objetivos específicos identificar as competências requerida...

  4. Onde está o risco? Os seguros no contexto do turismo de aventura Where is the risk? Insurance in the context of adventure tourism

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    Mary Jane Spink

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available A indústria de seguros vem respondendo à crescente exposição deliberada ao risco no contexto do turismo de aventura. Os seguros constituem apenas uma das possíveis aplicações de tecnologias do risco, mas têm se tornado um dos elementos centrais nos diferentes tipos de contratos estabelecidos pelas operadoras de turismo. Procuramos, neste artigo, responder à pergunta: de quem é a responsabilidade pelos danos, quando o risco é ativamente procurado como forma de lazer? Abordaremos inicialmente a inserção da proposta de estudo no contexto da literatura sobre risco e aspectos gerais da regulação do turismo de aventura no Brasil. A seguir, por meio de estudo de caso de uma operadora de turismo de aventura, analisaremos como é garantida a segurança do usuário no jogo de relações entre mercado de turismo, seguros e Estado. Concluiremos com breves considerações sobre a partilha dos danos e responsabilidades entre operadoras de seguros e de turismo, Estado e usuários, apontando ainda para possíveis mudanças no cenário atualmente configurado.The insurance industry has been quick to respond to the increase in deliberate exposure to risk in the context of adventure tourism. Although insurance is only one aspect of the possible applications of risk technologies, it has become a central element in the variety of contracts established between tourism operators and clients. This article addresses the question: who has responsibility for damages incurred when risk is actively sought in leisure pursuits? Initially we'll discuss risk-adventure in the context of the literature on risk and the regulation of adventure tourism in Brazil. Based on a case study of a tourism office offering leisure activities in nature, it proceeds with an analysis of how client safety is guaranteed in the network of relationships involving tourism market, insurance industry and State regulation. It concludes with brief considerations about the distribution of

  5. Perfil sócio-econômico-demográfico do beneficiário do Instituto Nacional do Seguro Social aposentado por invalidez e suas causas

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    Santos, Talianne Rodrigues

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    Introdução: Aposentadoria por invalidez provoca um impacto limitante no crescimento da força de trabalho. Objetivos: Traçar o perfil sócio-econômico-demográfico do beneficiário aposentado por invalidez pelo Instituto Nacional do Seguro Social no nordeste brasileiro durante o ano de 2011 e o quinquênio 2007-2011 no estado da Paraíba, bem como verificar a proporção de benefícios concedidos e suas causas. Metodologia: Tratou-se de uma pesquisa observacional, transversal, descritiv...

  6. Tramas de la Comunicación Popular y la Economía Social

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    Cabral, María Cristina

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    Los campos de la Comunicación Popular y Comunitaria –CPyC-, y la Economía Social y Solidaria –ESS-, se articulan y potencian cuando existen proyectos colectivos de construcción de modos de vida alternativos al Desarrollo –entendido como la promesa históricamente incumplida del capitalismo en América Latina-. Actores diversos que provienen de distintas trayectorias que han buscado alternativas de producción, de consumo, de modos de vida, encuentran en el campo de la comunicación popular y comu...

  7. The clinical popularity of object relations concepts.

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    Friedman, L

    1988-10-01

    Object relations theory has the effect of supporting the psychoanalyst when he feels that the patient's effort is strongly opposed to his own. The current popularity of object relations theory may be related to the gradual disappearance from Freudian theory of a simple, clear image of an obligatory insistence by the patient that is useful even though it is unreflective. Object relations theory offers the practitioner a way of fortifying himself against blind demand, while newer Freudian theorists cope with the problem by orienting themselves more stringently toward the original paradigm of optional choice.

  8. Tattoos: Very Popular, Not So Innocent.

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    Hermida, María Daniela; Cabrera, Hugo Néstor

    2017-01-01

    Tattooing is a popular practice worldwide. Its origin dates back to the year 5000 BCE with a frozen mummy and travels across time through diverse cultures and places until it reaches the modern occidental world. Inks and materials used for tattooing are poorly controlled and carry potential risks of skin reactions. The procedure itself is also not innocuous. In this review, different types of tattoos are mentioned and associated dermatologic conditions are discussed. Unfortunately, treatment and removal procedures are often poor in effectiveness and lead to unwanted results. Combining different lasers may be a suitable option that requires further investigation.

  9. Brian Bocking: A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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    Michael Pye

    1996-01-01

    This book is more than a popular dictionary of Shinto. The title arises, one may suppose, because the publisher would like it to reach a wide range of general and educational readers. There are indeed others in an untitled series by the same publisher dealing with Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. As a specialist in Japanese religions, on the other hand, Brian Bocking (Bath College of Higher Education, Bath UK) is aware of the need for an academic dictionary of Shinto. Thus the book is a...

  10. Andean Archaeological History and the Popular Press

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    David L. Browman

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    Full Text Available The only available published reports on many archaeological sites in theAndes often are found solely in the popular press, in the daily or weekly papers of the local region where the sites occur, or in the science and culture sections of the larger dailies in departmental or national capitals. Dog-eared, faded xeroxes are passed from one generation of students to the next. Each serious scholar has a few dozen of these articles. which contain the only stratigraphic photo, the new lost stela, the diagnostic elements of the newly defined style, to be found no where else.

  11. Asistente de seguros virtual.

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    Ludeña Triviño, Marcos

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    En un mundo cada vez más competitivo y eficiente donde cada pequeña mejora es susceptible de convertirse en una ventaja competitiva, y donde los usuarios finales tenemos cada vez más protagonismo en las gestiones, la mejora de la experiencia de usuario es, para muchas empresas, un factor de peso a la hora de diseñar sus sistemas. Gracias a la Inteligencia Artificial, el concepto de interacción con el usuario final avanza rápidamente hacia modelos más intuitivos, naturales y acc...

  12. La prima de riesgo recargada en un seguro de rentas: tarificación mediante el uso de una medida de riesgo coherente || The Risk Recharged Premium for a Survival Life Insurance: Recharged Premium through the Use of a Coherent Risk Measure

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    Hernández Solís, Montserrat

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    Full Text Available En este estudio se obtiene un principio de cálculo de primas, para el ramo de vida, basado en una medida de riesgo coherente, la esperanza distorsionada transformada proporcional del tanto instantáneo (Wang, 1995, que justifique la recomendación de Solvencia II de reducir, para un seguro de rentas, el efecto del tanto instantáneo de mortalidad y conseguir de este modo una prima recargada implícitamente para hacer frente a las desviaciones desfavorables de la siniestralidad real. La modalidad de seguro seleccionada parael estudio ha sido el de rentas, seguro con cobertura de supervivencia, calculándose la prima única de riesgo para las cuatro leyes de supervivencia más aceptadas, como son la primera y segunda de Dormoy, la ley de Gomperzt y la ley de Makeham. La selección de estas leyes ha sido por ser las que mejor se ajustan al modelo mediante el empleo de las tablas de mortalidad elaboradas por Pérez (2000. En los seguros de vida con cobertura de supervivencia, una experiencia de siniestralidad negativa para la compañía significa que los asegurados son más longevos de lo esperado. Así, cuando se calculan las primas, es una práctica común añadir un margen de seguridad implícito, en forma de porcentaje, a las probabilidades de fallecimiento qx, o bien emplear una tabla de mortalidad cuyas probabilidades de fallecimiento sean inferiores a las del grupo humano considerado. Esto se puede interpretar como un decremento del tanto instantáneo con un múltiplo. En este artículo se demuestra que el empleo de la función de distorsión, hasta ahora empleada en el ramo de no vida y siendo la novedad su aplicación al ramo de vida asegurador, produce este mismo efecto, pero mediante el cálculo de una prima recargada de manera implícita. || The goal of this study is to get a premium calculation principle, for the life insurance business, based on a coherent risk measure (Wang, 1995 in the form of power, called Proportional Hazards (PH

  13. Acción popular de moralidad administrativa

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    Ernesto Matallana Camacho

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    Full Text Available La Acción Popular de Moralidad Administrativa es una acción de origen constitucional (art. 88 que tiene un desarrollo legal con la expedición de la Ley 472 de 1998, que tenía dentro de sus características un incentivo económico del 15%, el cual fue eliminado por el último artículo de la Ley 1425 de 2010. Dentro de las reformas propuestas en el nuevo Código Contencioso Administrativo se encuentra el superar el debate jurisprudencial si a través de la acción se pueden anular actos o contratos, lo cual es prohibido de entrada por el artículo 144 de la Ley 1437 de 2011, que además crea un requisito de procedibilidad, en donde el accionante debe dirigirse primero a la entidad y plantearle la posible violación del derecho colectivo. La jurisprudencia tiene definida la moralidad administrativa como el derecho que tiene la comunidad a que el patrimonio público sea manejado de acuerdo con la legislación vigente, con la diligencia y cuidado propio de un buen funcionario. Si bien la posición del Consejo de Estado es que no es posible la acumulación de procesos, creemos que puede ser revisable al eliminarse el incentivo económico. Adicionalmente la doctrina de juez de lo contencioso considera que la acción popular al tener un objeto jurídico a proteger que el derecho colectivo, la hace autónoma respecto de otras acciones y además tiene un carácter principal por esa misma razón. Otra jurisprudencia aborda el criterio de ponderación a la hora de tomar una decisión de protección de un derecho colectivo, cuando se enfrenten principios donde ninguno tiene un carácter absoluto, que se encuentren sustentando instituciones jurídicas y el juez popular deberá decidir a cuál deberá dársele mayor prioridad. La Administración dentro de la gestión pública puede sacrificar unos principios por la aplicación de otros cuando está ejecutando una norma, en esa medida; o bien, la Administración efectuó una inadecuada ponderación y en

  14. Iniciación sexual, prácticas sexuales y prevención al VIH/SIDA en jóvenes de sectores populares: un análisis antropológico de género

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    Mabel Grimberg

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    Full Text Available Este estudio es parte de la línea Género y Prevención de un Programa de Investigación sobre VIH/SIDA. Desde un enfoque político y relacional esta línea indaga en las relaciones, los roles y las identidades de género en el contexto de la vida cotidiana. Este trabajo analiza la iniciación sexual y algunas dimensiones de las prácticas sexuales de los jóvenes, incluyendo el cuidado sexual y su vinculación con las representaciones sobre el VIH/SIDA. Partimos de una visión crítica a las construcciones universalistas y naturalizadoras de la juventud y los jóvenes para focalizar en los modos cómo los jóvenes construyen sus prácticas y significaciones en el marco de sus contextos de interacción cotidianos. Proponemos que las posibilidades de prevención del VIH/SIDA dependen de un complejo en el que juegan las identidades y roles de género, las modalidades de las relaciones de poder y las asimetrías sociales en el acceso y el control de recursos materiales y simbólicos. Los datos provienen de un estudio etnográfico entre mujeres y varones jóvenes de 15 a 28 años de sectores populares, residentes en el cordón sur de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.This study is part of a line of research on Gender and Prevention in a research program on the social construction of HIV/AIDS. From a political and relational approach this line researches in gender relations, roles and identities in the context of the daily life. This paper analyses sexual initiation and some dimensions of the sexual practices of young people, including their sexual care and social representations related with AIDS. From a critical point of departure to the universalist and naturalized constructions of youth and young people we focus on how practices and meanings are constructed by young people in particular contexts of interaction. We propose that self sexual care and prevention of HIV/AIDS depend on a complex in which play gender identities and roles of sort, the

  15. Reduzindo a Incerteza no Mercado de Seguros: Uma Abordagem via Informações de Sensoriamento Remoto e Atuária

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    Full Text Available Em qualquer contrato de seguro, dois parâmetros são fundamentais: a taxa de prêmio e a indenização. A metodologia de cálculo da taxa de prêmio é fundamental para evitar problemas de assimetria de informação, enquanto métodos de acompanhamento do objeto segurado podem ser úteis no dimensionamento e controle das perdas. Em geral, a incerteza do fluxo financeiro das empresas em um mercado contingente é elevada. O estudo propõe reduzir essa incerteza por meio de métodos alternativos de precificação baseados em modelos hierárquicos Bayesianos e no uso de informações de sensoriamento remoto. A metodologia aprimora o entendimento da dinâmica temporal e espacial do fluxo financeiro de um agente econômico no mercado de seguro agrícola considerado um dos ramos mais complexos para se operacionalizar. Os resultados mostram que a metodologia de precificação estima com relativa precisão as taxas de prêmio e o uso da geotecnologia aponta para melhoras significativas na quantificação das perdas agrícolas.

  16. Hospital seguro frente aos desastres: uma reflexão sobre biossegurança e arquitetura Hospitals safe from disasters: a reflection on architecture and biosafety

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    Lucia Cristina de Paiva Saba

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Um dos maiores desafios da sociedade atual é o enfrentamento das adversidades causadas pelos desastres. Os estabelecimentos de saúde, principalmente os hospitais, são considerados essenciais nessas situações. Este trabalho discute os princípios da arquitetura do hospital seguro frente aos desastres, como propõem a Organização Mundial da Saúde e a Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde. Projetar um hospital seguro exige ações multidisciplinares, com envolvimento de administradores, arquitetos, engenheiros, médicos e enfermeiros. O planejamento de cada hospital pressupõe uma análise de riscos e aspectos de segurança específicos. Também é importante agregar a biossegurança ao conceito de hospital seguro. O equilíbrio entre aspectos arquitetônicos e biossegurança permite a compreensão dos riscos associados ao trabalho, facilitando o dimensionamento de espaços para suportar as ações de resposta frente às emergências. Em suma, a programação de um hospital seguro requer uma síntese de conhecimentos que relacionam diversos saberes, entre eles os da biossegurança e da arquitetura hospitalar. Esses princípios devem embasar as indagações sobre o hospital seguro e o planejamento de projetos arquitetônicos com foco na manutenção das instalações em capacidade máxima mesmo diante de situações adversas.One of the biggest challenges in today’s society is facing adversity caused by disasters. Health facilities, especially hospitals, are considered essential in these situations. This article discusses the principles of architectural design of hospitals safe from disasters, as proposed by the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization. Designing a safe hospital requires multidisciplinary efforts, involving administrators, architects, engineers, physicians, and nurses. The planning of each hospital demands the analysis of specific risks and safety concerns. The concept of biosafety should also be

  17. Factores asociados a la gestión de quejas contra médicos que laboran en hospitales del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social Factors associated with complaints against physicians working at Mexican Institute of Social Security hospitals

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    Raúl Peña-Viveros; José Raymundo Rodríguez-Moctezuma; Juan Manuel López-Carmona

    2004-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Identificar los factores asociados a la gestión de quejas contra los médicos que trabajan en hospitales generales del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se revisaron las quejas presentadas y los expedientes clínicos correspondientes, en los nueve hospitales de la Delegación Estado de México Oriente, del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Por cada expediente clínico con queja se seleccionaron como controles dos expedientes sin queja, de la misma unidad y ser...

  18. Teresa Andrés y la organización Cultura Popular: una propuesta de coordinación bibliotecaria (1936-1938

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    Seguí i Francés, Romà

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Teresa Andrés Zamora es conocida por su actividad al frente de la Sección de Bibliotecas de Cultura Popular. Este trabajo describe las relaciones que se establecieron entre Teresa Andrés y Cultura Popular, tras hacerse cargo de las responsabilidades del Ministerio de Instrucción Pública.

  19. Assentamentos Populares Urbanos e Meio Ambiente

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    Fontes Breno Augusto Souto-Maior

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Approaching from the perspective of sociological studies of natural disasters, the article probes the issue of the construction of popular housing and of the community's relations with its constructed environment. Based on an empirical study of landslides in a hilly area on Recife's north side, it seeks to ascertain how much is known about practices that can minimize the effects of the disaster felt by the community. Information derived from questionnaires and interviews is used to reconstruct both the population's strategies in the face of landslides as well as their views on the place where they live. This information likewise serves as a basis in identifying the community's vulnerability and its capacity to deal with its surrounding environment.

  20. Science and Facebook: The same popularity law!

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    Zoltán Néda

    Full Text Available The distribution of scientific citations for publications selected with different rules (author, topic, institution, country, journal, etc… collapse on a single curve if one plots the citations relative to their mean value. We find that the distribution of "shares" for the Facebook posts rescale in the same manner to the very same curve with scientific citations. This finding suggests that citations are subjected to the same growth mechanism with Facebook popularity measures, being influenced by a statistically similar social environment and selection mechanism. In a simple master-equation approach the exponential growth of the number of publications and a preferential selection mechanism leads to a Tsallis-Pareto distribution offering an excellent description for the observed statistics. Based on our model and on the data derived from PubMed we predict that according to the present trend the average citations per scientific publications exponentially relaxes to about 4.

  1. La joyería popular leonesa

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    Casado Lobato, Concha

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Following a research on inventories from the 18th and the 19th centuries, the author discusses the folk jewellery of León province, in Spain; particularly necklaces, amulets, and earrings. In her discussion, the study of the written material appears enriched by, and in contrast to, the analysis of pieces owned by families living in the several areas of the province, or exhibited in museums and collections of other institutions.A través de los inventarios de bienes de los siglos XVIII y XIX, principalmente, se estudia la joyería popular leonesa, atendiendo de manera particular a los collares, los amuletos y los pendientes. El estudio documental se contrasta y enriquece con el análisis de los ejemplares que se conservan entre las familias, en las diversas comarcas, o exponen en museos y colecciones.

  2. Boom and bust in popular science

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    Jon Turney

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available The obvious thing to say about popular science publishing in the last twenty years is that there has been a lot of it! That is important in itself. But it also means it is hazardous to offer general comment. The British journalist and commentator Bryan Appleyard recently wrote in the Sunday Times that the “hard stuff” in science was no longer attracting so many readers. Books answering many small questions about the world, or evoking a sense of wonder, do better - he reckons - than those which offer large certainties based on a scientific, or scientistic view of the world. That type, Appleyard claims, dominated the field for years after Steven Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, with its promise of a theory of everything.

  3. XRootD popularity on hadoop clusters

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    Meoni, Marco; Boccali, Tommaso; Magini, Nicolò; Menichetti, Luca; Giordano, Domenico; CMS Collaboration

    2017-10-01

    Performance data and metadata of the computing operations at the CMS experiment are collected through a distributed monitoring infrastructure, currently relying on a traditional Oracle database system. This paper shows how to harness Big Data architectures in order to improve the throughput and the efficiency of such monitoring. A large set of operational data - user activities, job submissions, resources, file transfers, site efficiencies, software releases, network traffic, machine logs - is being injected into a readily available Hadoop cluster, via several data streamers. The collected metadata is further organized running fast arbitrary queries; this offers the ability to test several Map&Reduce-based frameworks and measure the system speed-up when compared to the original database infrastructure. By leveraging a quality Hadoop data store and enabling an analytics framework on top, it is possible to design a mining platform to predict dataset popularity and discover patterns and correlations.

  4. Inspiration Today: Music, Astronomy, and Popular Culture

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    Fraknoi, A.

    2016-01-01

    We explore a variety of examples of music inspired by serious astronomy (as opposed to simply an astronomical title or quick allusion to spooning in June to the light of the Moon). The examples are drawn from my recently published catalog of 133 such pieces, including both classical and popular genres of music. We discuss operas based on the life and work of astronomers, six songs based on a reasonable understanding of the properties of black holes, constellation pieces written by composers from around the world who are or were active amateur astronomers, the song that compares walking on the Moon to being in love, the little-known rock song that became a reference in the Astrophysical Journal, pieces that base the patterns of the music on the rhythms of astronomical phenomena, and a number of others.

  5. Welding the four most popular aluminum alloys

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    Irving, B.

    1994-02-01

    The fact that business is good in aluminum welding is a sure sign that more manufacturers and fabricators are using GMA and GTA welding to build new products out of this lightweight nonferrous metal. Among the most widely specified weldable grades are Alloys 6061, 5083, 5052 and 5454. A rundown on these four alloys, including properties and selected applications, is provided. Any company working with aluminum for the first time needs to know something about these four alloys. Alloys of copper-magnesium-silicon combination, of which 6061 is one, are heat-treatable. The three 5XXX series alloys, on the other hand, are nonheat-treatable. According to P.B. Dickerson, consultant, Lower Burrell, Pa., 5083, because of its high magnesium content, is the easiest of the four alloys to arc weld. Dickerson put the cut-off point in weldability at 3.5% magnesium. To prevent cracking, he added, both 6061 and 5052 require much more filler metal than do the other two alloys. Alloy 6061 consists of 0.25Cu, 0.6Si, 1.0Mg, and 0.20Cr. The main applications for 6061 aluminum are structural, architectural, automotive, railway, marine and pipe. It has good formability, weldability, corrosion resistance and strength. Although the 6XXX series alloys are prone to hot cracking, this condition can be readily overcome by correct choice of joint design and electrode. The most popular temper for 6061 is T6, although the -T651, -T4, and -F temper are also popular. The -T651 temper is like a -T6 temper, only it has received some final stretch hardening. The -T4 temper has been solution heat-treated and quenched. The -F temper is in the as-fabricated condition.

  6. Patterns in Popular Culture: The Use of Popular Art in the Composition Course.

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    Schechter, Harold; Semeiks, Jonna Gormely

    The popular arts are useful resources in college composition courses both because of their appeal for students and because they embody the fundamental patterns, or archetypes, found in myths, fairy tales, and classic literature. The nine basic archetypes examined in certain composition classes at Queens College (Flushing, New York) are the Shadow,…

  7. Different Areas, Different People? Migration to Popular and Less-Popular Rural Areas in the Netherlands

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    Bijker, Rixt Anke; Haartsen, Tialda; Strijker, Dirk

    Counterurbanisation is often conceptualised as urban, middle-class movers attracted by an idyllic rural setting. However, knowing that rural areas differ in their popularity for living, we argue that more attention is required to the diversity of rural in-migration within countries. We do so by

  8. Social Intelligence and Academic Achievement as Predictors of Adolescent Popularity

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    Meijs, Noortje; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Scholte, Ron H. J.; Segers, Eliane; Spijkerman, Renske

    2010-01-01

    This study compared the effects of social intelligence and cognitive intelligence, as measured by academic achievement, on adolescent popularity in two school contexts. A distinction was made between sociometric popularity, a measure of acceptance, and perceived popularity, a measure of social dominance. Participants were 512, 14-15 year-old…

  9. Islam and the Alleged Incompatibility with Popular Culture

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    Pierre Hecker

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper critically reflects upon the alleged incompatibility of Islam and popular culture, the antipathy toward the study of popular culture in the field of Islamic studies, and the question of what it is that puts "the popular" into culture.

  10. Teaching Popular Music in Finland: What's Up, What's Ahead?

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    Vakeva, Lauri

    2006-01-01

    This article describes the history and current situation of popular music pedagogy in Finland. While popular music is widely accepted in the curriculum, there are differences in its application in the comprehensive schools and music institutions. Popular styles were first introduced into Finnish music education by secondary school music teachers;…

  11. The role of attractiveness and aggression in high school popularity

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    Borch, C.; Hyde, A.; Cillessen, A.H.N.

    2011-01-01

    This study examines the effects of physical attractiveness and aggression on popularity among high school students. Previous work has found positive relationships between aggression and popularity and physical attractiveness and popularity. The current study goes beyond this work by examining the

  12. Popularity Differentially Predicts Reactive and Proactive Aggression in Early Adolescence

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    Stoltz, Sabine E.M.J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; van den Berg, Yvonne; Gommans, R.

    2016-01-01

    Previous research has indicated that peer popularity is associated with aggressive behavior. However, it is not yet clear whether popularity is uniquely related to different functions of aggression. In this study, we examined associations between peer-perceived popularity, and reactive and proactive

  13. The Muse and the Masses: Popular Fiction in Literature Classes.

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    Cohn, Jan

    Popular literature consists of novels, stories, and essays--and by extension, plays, movies, and teledramas--that attract a significant audience. Having students study popular fiction in English classes can help to "hook" the non-reader because popular fiction is more accessible and simpler in structure and language than the literary classics.…

  14. The Role of Attractiveness and Aggression in High School Popularity

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    Borch, Casey; Hyde, Allen; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.

    2011-01-01

    This study examines the effects of physical attractiveness and aggression on popularity among high school students. Previous work has found positive relationships between aggression and popularity and physical attractiveness and popularity. The current study goes beyond this work by examining the interactive effects of physical attractiveness and…

  15. 'From the classroom to stage': developing an African popular music ...

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    Despite its popularity, the academic study of popular music is still in its infancy in most parts of Africa. The need to bring popular music within the mainstream of music and theatre education forms the main thrust of this article. Materials are drawn primarily from field experiences of this writer as a music teacher and performing ...

  16. Academic Self-Presentation Strategies and Popularity in Middle School

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    Zook, Joan M.; Russotti, Justin M.

    2013-01-01

    This study examined early adolescents' beliefs about which academic self-presentation strategies hypothetical hard-working, high-achieving students should use with popular peers, adolescents' own use of self-presentation strategies, and links between popularity and self-presentation strategies. In response to scenarios in which popular classmates…

  17. "LA LEY PAREJA NO ES DURA" REPRESENTACIONES DE LA CRIMINALIDAD Y LA JUSTICIA EN LA LIRA POPULAR CHILENA

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    DANIEL PALMA ALVARADO

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available El estudio ofrece una aproximación a la historia social y urbana del Chile liberal y salitrero (1880-1920, a partir de las liras populares. Estos pliegos de poesía popular permiten descubrir y reconstruir las sensibilidades y representaciones sociales en torno a los más diversos tópicos, de los cuales se examinan en este artículo aquellos referidos a la criminalidad y la justicia, al crimen y al castigo. El análisis de las liras arroja una completa hermenéutica popular que aporta importantes matices a la comprensión tradicional de estos temas, dando cuenta de cuestiones como la violencia urbana, el clasismo del aparato judicial y el debate en torno a la pena de muerte. Asimismo, se reflexiona sobre la circulación de las liras entre la población urbana, observándose que el circuito de la cultura popular en que estaban inmersas las liras, se comienza a vincular de manera dialógica con otras expresionesThrough examining the liras populares, this study offers an approximation to social and urban history in the liberal and nitrate-funded Chilean era (1880-1920. These single sheets of popular poetry allow us to uncover social representations and sensibilities around wide topics. This article analyzes issues regarding criminality and justice, crime and punishment. The liras' analysis explores a popular hermeneutic that nuances traditional interpretations around Chilean crime and judiciary, opening new approaches to popular understandings on urban violence, the classism of the judiciary apparatus, and the debates concerning dead penalty. Likewise, this article explores the problem of the liras' urban distribution, circulation and impact, looking after the popular culture circuits that were growingly, dialogically linked to other expressions of cultural production

  18. La actividad física como tratamiento para las personas adultas obesas en edades comprendidas entre 50 y 55 años del Consultorio Médico No. 10 de la zona 45 pertenecientes al Consejo Popular No. 1 del municipio Guane

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    Eduardo Isaac Crespo Gutiérrez

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo, de proponer un grupo de recomendaciones educativas y acciones basadas en actividades físicas encaminadas a que las personas adultas obesas en edades comprendidas entre 50 y 55 años, del consultorio # 10 del municipio Guane, tengan un control sobre su peso corporal, las que como elementos fundamentales después de un diagnostico poseen un índice de masa corporal (peso esperado para talla por encima de 30kg/m², y el conocimiento sobre la practica de ejercicios físicos era casi nulo, así como también sobre la  noción en lo relativo en  normas y patrones de conducta alimentarias  son incorrectos. Se tomo como unidad de análisis  36 personas obesas de ambos sexos y como muestra de estas 15 .Utilizando métodos teóricos  y métodos empíricos, al comparar la fase inicial y la evolutiva respecto a las variaciones de su IMC estudiados se han encontraron cambios significativos en los mismos, así se espera concluir  que la combinación de tratamientos no farmacológico basados en el ejercicio  en  combinación  conjunta  en  la  educación  de  sus  patrones  alimentarios produce cambios significativos en el peso corporal, además de crear las condiciones necesarias  para  influir  en  la  formación  de  estilos  de  vida  sanos,  y  lograr  que  la población se incorpore a las transformaciones del medio social que los rodea y, de esta forma, se modifican ellos mismos, e incorporan valores y conductas de vida mucho más sanas que harán posible los cambios futuros que se esperan en el país dentro del campo de la salud . Teniendo en cuenta que el abordaje terapéutico de la obesidad, por su naturaleza multifactorial, debe ser objeto de múltiples sectores o miembros de la sociedad y la comunidad. Y en  correspondencia con la realidad toda la comunidad una sus esfuerzos con vistas evitar el incremento progresivo de esta enfermedad.

  19. POPULAR COOPERATIVES OF WAY FAMILY FARMING ORGANIZATION

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    Alair Ferreira de Freitas

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Cooperatives popular if together build up in principle as solidarity and self-management. However, note that many difficulties in many respects managerial and market access restrictions. Within this context, the main goal of this project was to support the Organization of family farmers in a cooperative (COOFELIZ of the municipality of happy-mg expected. To this end were undertaken actions such as workshops, training for project planning and preparation, discussions with partners and organizational support intended to help with learning processes for strengthening social COOFELIZ framework. There are indicative of the project has contributed to a better organization of cooperated, allowing access of the cooperative programmes of public policies and elaboration and adoption of a rural extension project with funding from the MDA. Can be concluded that the joints and partnerships formed of family farming organisations are fundamental to promote local development-related actions, and the involvement of members on the actions of cooperatives is fundamental to your organizational growth and overcoming the problems faced by enterprises in solidarity.

  20. (Reconstructing Balkan Identities through Popular Music

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    Marin Cvitanović

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the reproduction of stereotypes about the Balkans in the popular music of ex-Yugoslavia. During the last two decades, over a hundred songs in the Serbian and Croatian languages have been released, specifically mentioning the term Balkan and using it as a metaphor – to evoke and explain the atmosphere of war, poverty, conflict and passion, beauty, love and pride. Based on the analysis of these texts and the frequency of appearance of the themes and motifs, four distinct discourses can be identified: 1. the Balkans as an area of wars and conflicts, 2. the Balkans as an area of joy, passion and fatalism, 3. the primitive and aggressive “male” Balkans vs. the beautiful, proud and resistant “female” Balkans, and 4. the Balkans as Europe’s “Other”. The results show that, despite the inherent fluidity and the unclearness of the very definition of the Balkans and its spatial coverage (and therefore the possibility of distancing oneself from it, mostly negative stereotypes about the Balkans are being reproduced. They are not questioned in that process, but accepted and affirmed as a part of one’s own identity.

  1. The representation of epilepsy in popular music.

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    Baxendale, Sallie

    2008-01-01

    Much can be learned about the contemporary stereotypes associated with epilepsy by studying the representation of the disorder in paintings, literature, and movies. Popular music is arguably the most accessible and ubiquitous of the creative art forms, touching most of us on a daily basis. Reviewed here are the ways in which epilepsy and seizures are used in the lyrics of musicians from a wide variety of musical genres, from hip-hop to rhythm and blues. Many of the ancient associations of epilepsy with madness, horror, and lunacy can be found in these lyrics. However, the language of epilepsy has also been appropriated by some musical artists to represent a state of sexual ecstasy and dance euphoria. The references to these states as "epilepsy" or a "seizure" in numerous songs suggest that this shorthand is widely recognized within some subcultures. Although epilepsy has frequently been associated with female sexual availability in other creative art forms, this novel use of the language of epilepsy represents a contemporary departure in the artistic application of epilepsy-related images and associations in the 21st century.

  2. sociais populares em São Paulo

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    Maria da Glória Gohn

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes social movements in São Paulo, especially those produced amid popular layers. In its latter part, focuses pro-dwelling movements since the 2000s. The assumption is that, in order to understand the existing associativism today, it is necessary to go back to its predecessors not only because the origins of several current movements date back to last century, but also because the transformations such movements went through as well as the explanation for the rise of new associative and movementalist ways also date back to the last decades of the 20th century. The methodological procedure will present a brief characterization of the associativist scenario in São Paulo in the last decades of the 20th century along with the list of the social movements developed in the capital in those decades. The main data sources are documents and registers of the very movements and the press newspapers: Folha de São Paulo and Estado de São Paulo and books.

  3. Memory for frequency of hearing popular songs.

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    Fidler, J R; Zechmeister, E B; Shaughnessy, J J

    1988-01-01

    In two experiments college students were asked to provide situational frequency estimates of 10-s excerpts from rock songs. In both experiments familiarity of the musical selections heard one, two, three, or four times was varied. In Experiment 2 the nature of instructions given to subjects prior to presentation of the musical excerpts was also manipulated. Across both experiments subjects' estimates were less accurate for unfamiliar than for familiar rock music. In Experiment 2 instructions to remember frequency, as well as general memory instructions, resulted in better memory for presentation frequency than did instructions to "ignore" music while working on math problems. Memory for situational frequency was also related to knowledge of rock music as defined by subjects' ability to identify the titles and artists of the presented songs. The present pattern of results with popular music is viewed as similar to that obtained in experiments investigating memory for frequency of verbal stimuli. Although providing support for an automatic processing view of frequency encoding, the results also implicate meaningful elaboration of stimuli as an important determinant of memory for frequency of events.

  4. Popular actions: For the right at night

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    Suarez, Alfredo

    1999-01-01

    In 1997 a teacher of the school The Deer of Tauramena established a popular action against the companies that exploit the petroleum of the field Cusiana. Maria Ninfa Diaz and her husband Eleodoro Torres, a couple of peasants tormented behind from years by the presence in their sidewalk of gigantic firebrands that they burn natural gas as forced part of the oil activity. Burdened by the permanent noise of something like that as an enormous torch. Gone mad by the splendor in the nights of minuscule industrial suns. Tired by the increase of the temperature in their corner of the prairie. The life became less pleasant. Before the only sound was fluttering of the bats and the step of the livestock, actors of a time that became past in the immense green sea, when the plain was flat. Perhaps from the optics of the demanded companies this it is an ordinary litigation; it should be won to all coast, so much but when the companies needs to sit down a precedent that is already common place in the plain; doesn't enter with the oil companies and so that they didn't enter with the oil companies the defendants hired an lawyers office that gets paid per hours and they wait, eagerly, to rob Maria Ninfa Diaz of the property where she lives. The author continues relating the impasse between the peasant and the oil multinational company in Colombia

  5. Popularity, similarity, and the network extraversion bias.

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    Feiler, Daniel C; Kleinbaum, Adam M

    2015-05-01

    Using the emergent friendship network of an incoming cohort of students in an M.B.A. program, we examined the role of extraversion in shaping social networks. Extraversion has two important implications for the emergence of network ties: a popularity effect, in which extraverts accumulate more friends than introverts do, and a homophily effect, in which the more similar are two people's levels of extraversion, the more likely they are to become friends. These effects result in a systematic network extraversion bias, in which people's social networks will tend to be overpopulated with extraverts and underpopulated with introverts. Moreover, the most extraverted people have the greatest network extraversion bias, and the most introverted people have the least network extraversion bias. Our finding that social networks were systematically misrepresentative of the broader social environment raises questions about whether there is a societal bias toward believing other people are more extraverted than they actually are and whether introverts are better socially calibrated than extraverts. © The Author(s) 2015.

  6. Yugoslav Naive Art and Popular Culture

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    Meta Kordiš

    2009-12-01

    After the Second World War, the Yugoslav socialist state also strove to equalize and democratize society through art by minimizing the differences between the producers and consumers of art. Such a policy led to the decentralization of culture by forming various cultural and artistic institutions and by holding cultural events and spectacles in the countryside and peripheral areas. Through these various informal ideological mechanisms, the state apparatus exercised its authority in socializing its people in the spirit of Yugoslav socialist self-management and the ideology of brotherhood and unity by joining together the producers and consumers of naive art from various ethnicities, cultures, and social classes. Unfortunately this transformed naive art at its peak of popularity into a decorative and souvenir artifact with a pastoral image and folklore motifs. The encouragement from the authorities on the one hand and the market on the other produced and reproduced simple art forms and narrative contents without a complex iconography, which were consumed uncritically and on a large scale. Consequently, this completely denied the core of naive art and resulted in its final devaluation.

  7. Innovative methods of popularizing technical education

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    Shkitsa, L. Y.; Panchuk, V. G.; Kornuta, V. A.

    2017-05-01

    There have been analyzed reasons of the loss of technical education’s popularity. Also, the analysis of known educational and production methods, oriented at the innovative model of development of society, was performed. It is stated that the acquisition of 21st century’s skills as a result of competition of technical education are natural for the DIY ideology, which was realized in the institutions like Fab Lab. The new educational strategy, based on project-based learning, is proposed to be implemented as a special laboratory with equipment, which would be a center of innovative development for students at the Technical University. Moreover, the list of projects planned for implementation, that includes not only projects, specific to a particular university, but also projects, demanded by society as a whole, is specified. It is worth to implement trendy projects in the laboratory, such as toy-like, ecological projects; projects of the energy dependence decrease or the energy efficiency increase, modern digital or innovative projects etc. The student should gain knowledge, skills and, possibly, equipment that are available for immediate usage on the labor market or for the realization of his own projects or the community’s projects in everyday life after the realization of the particular project at the laboratory

  8. Folclore e medicina popular na Amazônia Folklore and popular medicine in the Amazon

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    Márcio Couto Henrique

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Discute as relações entre folclore e medicina popular na Amazônia, tendo como referencial de análise o conto "Filhos do boto", de Canuto Azevedo. Aponta que os contos folclóricos estão saturados de elementos da realidade cultural e podem ser utilizados como testemunhos históricos que expressam embates entre diferentes tradições. Os registros folclóricos são fruto do diálogo muitas vezes conflituoso entre folcloristas, cientistas sociais, médicos, pajés e seus seguidores, e sua análise deve ser acompanhada de reflexão sobre as condições de sua produção. Neste caso específico, trata-se de refletir, com base no imaginário de sedução e cura em torno do boto, sobre a possibilidade de ampliar o conhecimento sobre a medicina popular praticada na Amazônia, região de forte presença da pajelança cabocla.This discussion of the relations between folklore and popular medicine in the Amazon takes Canuto Azevedo's story "Filhos do boto" (Children of the porpoise as an analytical reference point. Replete with elements of cultural reality, folk tales can serve as historical testimonies expressing clashes between different traditions. Folk records are fruit of what is often a quarrelsome dialogue between folklorists, social scientists, physicians, and pajés and their followers, and their analysis should take into account the conditions under which they were produced. Based on the imaginary attached to the figure of the porpoise - a seductive creature with healing powers - the article explores how we might expand knowledge of popular medicine as practiced in the Amazon, where the shamanistic rite known as pajelança cabocla has a strong presence.

  9. Water heating solar system for popular houses; Sistema solar de aquecimento de agua para residencias populares

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    Mogawer, Tamer; Souza, Teofilo Miguel de [Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Guaratingueta, SP (Brazil). Centro de Energias Renovaveis], e-mail: teofilo@feg.unesp.br

    2004-07-01

    In this paper we present a case study for the design of a low cost solar heating system for a popular residence in an isolated rural community in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. This scaling can be extended to several rural communities that are in the same situation in Brazil as well as the wider use of solar power between the low-income people who do not have the benefits of electricity in their homes or want to have a lower cost of electricity. In this context, there are very interesting alternatives, among which is the replacement of electric heating bath water by heating by solar energy. According to several sources the electric shower, as it is now simple and extremely cheap, is the villain of the national electrical system. It is used in peak hours of consumption, something like 10% of electric generating capacity installed in Brazil, forcing many industries to switch off the machines because of the high cost of electricity during this period. Using the heating by solar energy, we can reduce consumption of electric shower and also increase the use of clean energy in popular homes and in isolated rural communities. This paper will address the use of solar energy with the basic purpose of heating water for bathing in popular residences and in isolated rural areas, using low cost systems, built with easily materials that is found in any area of the country. (author)

  10. Social Costs for Wannabes: Moderating Effects of Popularity and Gender on the Links between Popularity Goals and Negative Peer Experiences.

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    Breslend, Nicole Lafko; Shoulberg, Erin K; McQuade, Julia D; Murray-Close, Dianna

    2018-02-05

    Youth in early adolescence are highly concerned with being popular in the peer group, but the desire to be popular can have maladaptive consequences for individuals. In fact, qualitative work suggests that youth with high popularity goals who are nonetheless unpopular have negative experiences with their peers. However, little quantitative work has examined this possibility. The purpose of the current study was to examine if popularity goals were linked with physical (e.g., being hit) and relational (e.g., being excluded) victimization and peer rejection, particularly for individuals who strived for popularity but were viewed by their peers as unpopular. Late elementary and early middle school participants (N = 205; 54% female) completed self-reports of popularity goals and peer nominations of popularity and peer rejection. Teachers reported on students' experiences of relational and physical victimization. Peer nominated popularity and gender were moderators of the association between popularity goals and negative peer experiences. Consistent with hypotheses, girls who were unpopular but wanted to be popular were more likely to experience peer rejection and relational victimization. Unexpectedly, boys who were unpopular but did not desire to be popular were more likely to be rejected and relationally victimized. The findings suggest that intervention and prevention programs may benefit from addressing the social status goals of low status youth in a gender-specific manner.

  11. Neural mechanisms tracking popularity in real-world social networks.

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    Zerubavel, Noam; Bearman, Peter S; Weber, Jochen; Ochsner, Kevin N

    2015-12-08

    Differences in popularity are a key aspect of status in virtually all human groups and shape social interactions within them. Little is known, however, about how we track and neurally represent others' popularity. We addressed this question in two real-world social networks using sociometric methods to quantify popularity. Each group member (perceiver) viewed faces of every other group member (target) while whole-brain functional MRI data were collected. Independent functional localizer tasks were used to identify brain systems supporting affective valuation (ventromedial prefrontal cortex, ventral striatum, amygdala) and social cognition (dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, precuneus, temporoparietal junction), respectively. During the face-viewing task, activity in both types of neural systems tracked targets' sociometric popularity, even when controlling for potential confounds. The target popularity-social cognition system relationship was mediated by valuation system activity, suggesting that observing popular individuals elicits value signals that facilitate understanding their mental states. The target popularity-valuation system relationship was strongest for popular perceivers, suggesting enhanced sensitivity to differences among other group members' popularity. Popular group members also demonstrated greater interpersonal sensitivity by more accurately predicting how their own personalities were perceived by other individuals in the social network. These data offer insights into the mechanisms by which status guides social behavior.

  12. THE PRESENCE OF NON-INDIANS IN INDIAN VILLAGES OF PORTO SEGURO: INTER-ETHNIC RELATIONS, MULTICULTURAL TERRITORIES AND RECONFIGURATION OF IDENTITY - INITIAL THOUGHTS

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    Full Text Available The present article presents some reflections on the interétnicos contacts between indians and not-indians in the villages of indians of the Captaincy of Porto Seguro, enter the years of 1758 and 1820. Breaking of the identification of the citizens not-aboriginals, we search to present the idea of that the villages of indians if had transformed into a multicultural territory, where white, mediums brown, blacks and indians had kept some conditional contacts to the general context of the conquest process and settling of Portuguese America. At the same time, these relations make possible a identity reconfiguration, a time that had forged experiences of solidarity, resistance and perception of the proper condition where the indians and the banished ones lived.

  13. Principales aspectos del contrato de Seguro de Responsabilidad Civil Profesional en relación con la Responsabilidad Médica

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    2010-01-01

    La primera parte de ese artículo pretende hacer un recorrido por la definición del seguro de responsabilidad civil, la forma en la que fue introducido en la legislación colombiana, centrándose en el Código de Comercio de 1971 y en la ley 45 de 1990, en la que se consagró el aseguramiento de la culpa grave y la acción directa en cabeza de la víctima; para seguir con la ley 389 de 1997 que introdujo la modalidad de las cláusulas claims made. Posteriormente el estudio se enfocará en los elemento...

  14. Problemas de aplicación del seguro de responsabilidad civil profesional en su modalidad de responsabilidad médica

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    Full Text Available El Seguro de Responsabilidad Civil Profesional es un tema que ha adquirido relevancia por las problemáticas que en él se hacen presentes, en este sentido, vemos el tema de la aplicación del principio de la oponibilidad de las excepciones, lo mismo que los derechos de la víctima como beneficiario legal de la indemnización, las cláusulas claims made introducidas en nuestra legislación por la ley 389 de 1997 y los riesgos que en esta modalidad son asegurables. En él son además comunes los cuestionamientos que surgen de la responsabilidad profesional, tema que está siendo objeto de estudio en la medida en que es una manifestación rigurosa del régimen general de responsabilidad tanto contractual como extracontractual.

  15. Morbilidad y mortalidad por cardiopatía isquémica en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Estudio ecológico de tendencias en población amparada por el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social entre 1990 y 2008

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    Objetivo. Analizar el comportamiento secular de la morbilidad y mortalidad por cardiopatía isquémica en la población amparada por el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Métodos. Se realizó un estudio ecológico de tendencias de la mortalidad y morbilidad por cardiopatía isquémica en los derechohabientes del Instituto. Las defunciones se corrigieron por la clasificación inapropiada y las tasas se ajustaron por edad con la distribución por edad propuesta por la Organización Mundial de la Salud...

  16. Ti, Al

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    In the present study, authors report on the effect that substrate bias voltage has on the microstructure and mechanical properties of (Ti, Al)N hard coatings deposited with cathodic arc evaporation (CAE) technique. The coatings were deposited from a Ti0.5Al0.5 powder metallurgical target in a reactive nitrogen atmosphere at ...

  17. Popularity of the internet with university students

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Virtual reality constitutes an exceptional chance to support personal development, but it also creates new barriers and inequalities and it brings about many threats, both to the person and to society in general. Besides the indubitable advantages of the Internet, it more and more often endangers the harmonious development of a person. Virtual reality puts users in a situation in which interaction and communication is conducted differently to what they are used to based on their everyday experience. Aim of the research: The aim of the research was an analysis of the Internet’s popularity among university students. The method that was used was a diagnostic survey, carried out using questionnaires, which were the tools used to achieve the goal. Chosen results of the research, essential from the point of view of the formulated problem, were presented in the project. The research issue is encapsulated in the question: How popular is the Internet among university students? Material and methods: Empirical research was conducted in the academic year 2010/2011 at universities in the Świętokrzyskie province. A total of 950 students attending medical majors (nursing, physiotherapy, medical rescue, pedagogical majors (social rehabilitation, integrated pre-school and early education, pedagogy with logopaedics and technical majors (mechatronics, construction took part in the research. Results: More than 50% of the people that took part in the research were between 20 and 25 years of age. Over 33% of them were aged between 26 and 30. More than 87% of the participants used the Internet, 88% of the respondents had created a Facebook account, 81% of the students logged into the Nasza Klasa website and over 76% of them admitted to frequent use of scientific information found in the Internet. More than 55% of them benefited from psychological counselling via the Internet. In the presented research 75% of the students used the GG (Gadu

  18. Is safety infliximab during pregnancy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease? ¿El tratamiento con infliximab es seguro durante el embarazo en pacientes con enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal?

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    Federico Argüelles-Arias

    2012-02-01

    foetus. In fact, in our study and in some cases, its withdrawal may lead to a worsening of the disease. However, further control studies are required with larger samples to obtain more representative findings.Introducción: la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal (EII es un trastorno crónico que debuta en la mayoría de los casos durante la edad reproductiva. Existen pocos datos sobre la seguridad durante el embarazo de los tratamientos disponibles, entre ellos los denominados biológicos, y estos están basados en resultados de casos esporádicos. Objetivos: determinar la seguridad del tratamiento con infliximab (IFX durante el embarazo en mujeres con EII. Un segundo objetivo es observar el efecto que sobre la actividad de la enfermedad tiene el abandono del tratamiento. Material y métodos: se trata de un estudio retrospectivo en el que se incluyeron mujeres con EII embarazadas y que estaban en tratamiento con IFX durante el embarazo. Se incluyeron en el estudio a 5 hospitales de España. La actividad de la enfermedad se midió según el CDAI en la enfermedad de Crohn (EC y la de la colitis ulcerosa (CU según el índice de Truelove-Witts en cada trimestre del embarazo. La edad gestacional, el peso y las enfermedades del feto se determinaron al nacimiento. Resultados: se incluyeron doce mujeres con una edad media de 29 años, 4 diagnosticadas de CU y 8 de EC, con una duración media de la enfermedad de 7 años. Todas salvo una, que se diagnosticó durante el embarazo estaban siendo tratadas con IFX en el momento de la concepción. Seis pacientes recibieron el tratamiento de forma ininterrumpida durante todo el embarazo, 2 suspendieron el tratamiento de forma voluntaria y a tres se les suspendió el tratamiento en el tercer trimestre. Recibieron una dosis media de IFX de 400 mg cada 8 semanas. De las 6 pacientes que recibieron tratamiento continuo, el 50% se mantuvo en remisión. De las pacientes que abandonaron el tratamiento, un 83,3% (todas menos una presentaron un

  19. Comparing 'Popular' and 'State' education in Latin Americaand Europe

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    Liam Kane

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    Full Text Available In the 1970s, a radical adult education movement in Latin America, operating outside the state and engaging in what it called 'popular education', sparked world-wide interest in its educational theory and practice. More recently, with a change in state formations in Latin America, the movement has reconsidered its potential relationship with the state. Though Europe has its own history of popular education, some have argued that advanced economies and welfare states co-opted any strong independent educational movement: today popular education is more likely to take place 'within and against' the state, rather than outside it. Based on literature review, personal interviews and site visits, this article (a discusses what is understood by popular education (b outlines the development of popular education in Latin America, examining its relationship with different types of state (c considers differences between Latin America and Europe and what, if anything, popular educators in the two regions might learn from each other.

  20. Mecanismos de microrregulação aplicados por operadoras de planos de saúde sobre hospitais privados Mecanismos de microregulación aplicados por operadoras de seguros de salud en hospitales privados Mechanisms of microregulation of private hospitals by health plan operators

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    Maria Alicia Domínguez Ugá

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    ção de valores, de prazos e procedimentos para pagamento.OBJETIVO: Analizar los mecanismos de microregulación aplicados por las operadoras de seguro de salud en las prácticas de gestión de la clínica y de calificación asistencial en hospitales prestadores de servicios. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal realizado en pesquisa de amplitud nacional, cuyo universo fue constituido por los hospitales prestadores de servicios a las operadoras de seguro de salud en 2006. Fue construida una muestra de 83 unidades, estratificada según macroregión del Brasil y tipo de hospital. Los datos fueron obtenidos por medio de aplicación de cuestionario en entrevista a los directores de los hospitales.. RESULTADOS: La microregulación que las operadoras de seguro de salud ejercen sobre los hospitales en términos de la calificación de la asistencia fue muy baja o casi nula. La actuación de las operadoras fue mayoritariamente destinada al intenso control de la cantidad de servicios utilizados por los pacientes. Los hospitales que prestaban servicios a operadoras de seguro de salud no constituían micro-sistemas de salud paralelos o suplementarios al Sistema Único de Salud (SUS. Se observó que los prestadores hospitalarios privados eran mayoritariamente vinculados al SUS. Mientras tanto, no pertenecía a alguna red de prestadores privados, aún siendo objeto de fuerte regulación de la utilización de sus servicios, ejercida por las operadoras de seguros de salud. La intervención de las operadoras de seguros de salud con respecto a gestoras de sistemas de cuidado fue incipiente o casi ausente. Aproximadamente la mitad de los hospitales declaró adoptar directrices clínicas, mientras sólo 25,4% afirmaron ejercer la gestión de la patología y 30,5% mencionaron la gestión de los casos. CONCLUSIONES: Las relaciones contractuales entre hospitales y operadoras de seguros de salud se constituyen en contratos meramente comerciales con poca o ninguna incorporación de aspectos relativos a

  1. The performance of identity in Chinese popular music

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    Groenewegen, Jeroen

    2011-01-01

    Popular music in Chinese languages both reflects and influences how its audiences perceive themselves and their position in the world around them. This book analyses the role of popular music in identity formation through detailed comparisons of the pop star Faye Wong, the rock band Second Hand Rose and the electrofolk artist Xiao He, in five thematic chapters. Chapter 1, Place, follows the history of popular music through Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Beijing, concluding that language is d...

  2. Popular culture and tourism: the case of music tourism

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    Metodijeski, Dejan; Stojanoski, Hristo

    2014-01-01

    The subject of research in this paper is the popular culture and tourism analysed from the perspective of the music aspect of tourism. Although tourism and music can be characterized as a popular culture, these two terms are not analysed individually. Instead, this research is taking into consideration their mutual relation and synergy. This paper is making an attempt to define the popular culture, tourism and music tourism through numerous examples of music tourism around the globe. In ad...

  3. The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

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    Edwards, JD; Monnet, AS

    2012-01-01

    This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art festivals, Gothic popular fiction from Twilight to Shadow of the Wind, Goth/ic popular music, Goth/ic on TV and film, new trends like Steampunk, well-known icons Batman and Lady Gaga, and theorizations of p...

  4. Literature and Popular Culture in Early Modern England

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    Jensen, Phebe

    2012-01-01

    "All students of popular culture," Tim Harris wrote in 1995, "would acknowledge the intellectual debt they owe to Peter Burke's seminal study Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe." (1) Now in a third edition with substantial revisions and a new preface, the book defines "popular culture" as the culture of "ordinary people," which included "folksongs and folktales; devotional images and decorated marriage chests; mystery plays and farces; broadsides and chapbooks; and, above all, festivals.....

  5. XXIth Century Cannibalism: Popular Interest on an Old Anthropological Concern

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    López García, Julián

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I analise the dialogue between western and non-western indigenous cannibalism. I make reference to the cannibal evidences from a western point of view, and to the ideological fight not only to expel it from our culture but also to invest in it the role of fundametal marker or fetish condensing of all evils of Otherness. Yet, starting in the XXth Century, we find a number of episodes approaching cannibalism (real and symbolic to western popular culture, thus refashioning the former relationship between cannibalism and evil to the point of losing its diacritic place as fundamental marker of cultural differences. This paves the way to artistic eccentricities, but also to organ trafficking. I end with a reference to the ways in which the anthropology of ths last century contributed both the the making and unmaking of the myth of cannibalism.

    En el artículo analizo el diálogo entre canibalismo occidental y canibalismo de indígenas no occidentales. Aludo a la contracción entre las evidencias caníbales de inspiración occidental y la lucha ideológica no sólo por expulsarlo fuera de nuestra cultura sino por otorgarle un papel fetiche, condensador de todos los males de la diferencia. Sin embargo a partir del siglo XX asistimos a distintos episodios que acercan el canibalismo (real y simbólico a la cultura popular occidental de manera que se va matizando la relación entre canibalismo y mal y por tanto se va diluyendo su papel como signo diacrítico de la diferencia: eso abona el terreno para excentricidades artísticas pero también para el tráfico de órganos. Termino con una alusión al papel de la Antropología en este último siglo construyendo y destruyendo el mito del canibalismo.

  6. Predicting the future trend of popularity by network diffusion

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    Zeng, An; Yeung, Chi Ho

    2016-06-01

    Conventional approaches to predict the future popularity of products are mainly based on extrapolation of their current popularity, which overlooks the hidden microscopic information under the macroscopic trend. Here, we study diffusion processes on consumer-product and citation networks to exploit the hidden microscopic information and connect consumers to their potential purchase, publications to their potential citers to obtain a prediction for future item popularity. By using the data obtained from the largest online retailers including Netflix and Amazon as well as the American Physical Society citation networks, we found that our method outperforms the accurate short-term extrapolation and identifies the potentially popular items long before they become prominent.

  7. What types of astronomy images are most popular?

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    Allen, Alice; Bonnell, Jerry T.; Connelly, Paul; Haring, Ralf; Lowe, Stuart R.; Nemiroff, Robert J.

    2015-01-01

    Stunning imagery helps make astronomy one of the most popular sciences -- but what types of astronomy images are most popular? To help answer this question, public response to images posted to various public venues of the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) are investigated. APOD portals queried included the main NASA website and the social media mirrors on Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter. Popularity measures include polls, downloads, page views, likes, shares, and retweets; these measures are used to assess how image popularity varies in relation to various image attributes including topic and topicality.

  8. Al-Qurû’ fi Al-Qur’an ‘Inda Al-Anbary fi Al-Adhdâd

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    Raushani Azza

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    Full Text Available This study examines about the term al-Qurû in the Qur’an. Al-Qurû is one of the most popular discussions among muslim scholars and mufasir, both in terms of language and fiqh. However, there is a bate among muslim scholar and mufasir about the meaning of al-Qurû. It’s because al-Qurû is one of the sentence of al-Adhdâd wich has two meaning, especially in the Qur’an, namely haid (menstruation and thahr. One of the most popular muslim scholar who concern in Qur’an and Arabic is al-Anbari with his book al-Adhdâd. Al-Anbari explains that Qurû has two meanings, First, al-Qurû in etymology is the form of Jama’ from aqra and qurû. Second, al-Qurû has a meaning of menstruation, thahr, or the period of iddah as a sign of being allowed to remarry after certain period of time.

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  10. De lo nacional-popular a la resistencia popular: la representación y performatividad en la fiesta de los andes bolivianos

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    Cleverth Cárdenas Plaza

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    Full Text Available A partir de la comprensión de la fiesta popular se discuten dos temas importantes sobre Bolivia: la conexión democratización social y forma estatal y la dispar articulación de disponibilidad social. En tal sentido, argumenta que, aunque la fiesta popular se desarrolla en un contexto de aparente “trasformación” política en Bolivia, el Estado no se relaciona con ella.Es la festividad del Gran Poder, en La Paz, la que expande su lógica a otros espacios. Así,la fiesta hecha por migrantes aymaras, es una actividad que se gestiona desde “abajo” y evita ser cooptada por el poder político y la presencia de mediadores. En la fiesta popular se evidencia el funcionamiento de otra lógica cultural y otros valores respecto al Estado y, sin embargo, todo ello apunta a la reafirmación de su identidad nacional. Es interesante ver cómo articulan estratégicamente su lógica para concluir, afirmándose como sujetos nacionales,folcloristas y migrantes.

  11. Moral y motivación de los movilizados forzosos del Ejército Popular de la República en la Guerra Civil Española 1936-1939

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    James MATTHEWS

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Este artículo examina la experiencia de los quintos en la Guerra Civil Española por medio del estudio de los esfuerzos institucionales y las técnicas del Ejército Popular para mantener la moral de sus combatientes movilizados. La presente investigación desarrolla un actual interés historiográfico que reconsidera la Guerra Civil a través del análisis de los grupos que se involucraron en contra de su voluntad y que no interpretaron la contienda como un conflicto de ideologías. Mientras que los militantes se unieron voluntariamente a la guerra por medio de las milicias, la categoría pasiva de los quintos solo llegó a los frentes una vez introducido el servicio militar obligatorio en el otoño de 1936. En este trabajo, las facetas de moral y motivación incluyen temas cotidianos como rancho, haberes y permisos, además de un análisis del vocabulario con el cual el conflicto era encuadrado y presentado a estos hombres. La República apeló a sus combatientes forzosos con una gama de técnicas que incluían beneficios materiales, como un sueldo generoso y recompensas, además de exhortaciones al significado ideológico y moral de la contienda. A pesar de que existieran casos en los que el esfuerzo movilizador fracasó —deserciones, automutilaciones y procuras de puestos seguros en la retaguardia— se concluye que la movilización Republicana de guerra fue relativamente exitosa dada la severa presión impuesta por la naturaleza civil del conflicto.ABSTRACT: This article examines Popular Army conscripts in the Spanish Civil War via an analysis of the institutional efforts to maintain a good level of morale. The research develops a current historiographical interest in reassessing the civil war by examining those who did not interpret the conflict as a clash of ideologies but, rather, were involved against their will. While society’s militants were quick to join the conflict via the militias, this passive category only went to

  12. Al margen de las maravillas (Otros tópicos del cuento popular

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    Full Text Available The authors discuss a group of traditional oral short stories (folk-tales collected in the Araucanía region of the central-south section of Chile, specifically in the mountainous area of Nahuelbuta. Old European and Spanish stories are present in these Chilean narratives, characterized for being structured around the topics of naiveness and ingenuity and revealing a clear sense of humor.

    Los autores estudian un grupo de cuentos de tradición oral registrados en la región de la Araucanía y particularmente en el área cordillerana de Nahuelbuta (centro-sur de Chile. Viejos cuentos hispano-europeos reviven en estas versiones, que se caracterizan por estar estructuradas en torno a los temas de! ingenio y la ingenuidad y mostrar un claro sentido del humor.

  13. Mobile Communication, Popular Protests and Citizenship in China

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    Liu, Jun

    2015-01-01

    A reprint of the artile Liu, J., “Mobile Communication, Popular Protests and Citizenship in China,” Modern Asian Studies 47, no. 3 (2013): 995-1018.......A reprint of the artile Liu, J., “Mobile Communication, Popular Protests and Citizenship in China,” Modern Asian Studies 47, no. 3 (2013): 995-1018....

  14. Popular Music in Malaysia: Education from the outside

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    Shah, Shahanum Mohamad

    2006-01-01

    The musical preference of most Malaysian young people, their knowledge of music in general and popular music in particular are shaped through informal music education. Factors that contribute to this include the wide dissemination of popular music, the status of music in the school curriculum, and the perception of most Malaysians towards music.…

  15. Collages of Identity: Popular Culture, Emotion, and Online Literacies

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    Williams, Bronwyn T.

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author addresses how online multimodal literacy practices are both filtered through and use popular culture. Using a combination of textual analysis and interviews with first-year university students, the author illustrates how the intersections of multimodal literacies and popular culture are shaping the ways that identities…

  16. Popularity and Adolescent Friendship Networks : Selection and Influence Dynamics

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    Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Borch, Casey

    This study examined the dynamics of popularity in adolescent friendship networks across 3 years in middle school. Longitudinal social network modeling was used to identify selection and influence in the similarity of popularity among friends. It was argued that lower status adolescents strive to

  17. Characterizing and modeling the dynamics of activity and popularity.

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    Peng Zhang

    Full Text Available Social media, regarded as two-layer networks consisting of users and items, turn out to be the most important channels for access to massive information in the era of Web 2.0. The dynamics of human activity and item popularity is a crucial issue in social media networks. In this paper, by analyzing the growth of user activity and item popularity in four empirical social media networks, i.e., Amazon, Flickr, Delicious and Wikipedia, it is found that cross links between users and items are more likely to be created by active users and to be acquired by popular items, where user activity and item popularity are measured by the number of cross links associated with users and items. This indicates that users generally trace popular items, overall. However, it is found that the inactive users more severely trace popular items than the active users. Inspired by empirical analysis, we propose an evolving model for such networks, in which the evolution is driven only by two-step random walk. Numerical experiments verified that the model can qualitatively reproduce the distributions of user activity and item popularity observed in empirical networks. These results might shed light on the understandings of micro dynamics of activity and popularity in social media networks.

  18. Nigerian Popular Music: Its Problems and Prospects in Development ...

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    There is hardly any aspect of life without the involvement of any of the diverse arrays of styles existing in Nigerian popular music scene. The appeal of this genre cuts across class, ethnicity, age, sex and faith, thus affecting millions of lives. Consequently, the contribution of Nigerian popular music cannot be quantified.

  19. Contemporary Zimbabwean popular music in the context of adversities

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    Mar 19, 2018 ... Contemporary Zimbabwean popular music in the context of adversities. Contemporary Zimbabwean popular and urban genres of music namely, urban grooves and its variant Zimdancehall emerged and continue to exist at a time when the country is grappling with socio-economic and political adversities.

  20. The performance of identity in Chinese popular music

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    Groenewegen, Jeroen

    2011-01-01

    Popular music in Chinese languages both reflects and influences how its audiences perceive themselves and their position in the world around them. This book analyses the role of popular music in identity formation through detailed comparisons of the pop star Faye Wong, the rock band Second Hand Rose

  1. 'From War Cacophonies to Rhythms of Peace': Popular Cultural ...

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    The materials being collected for the Popular Culture Archives at the Centre for Basic Research in Kampala are the point of departure for this paper. It focuses on the development of popular music genres in Uganda since 1986, places this in the context of political history since independence, and discusses the particular ...

  2. Remembering the 1960s: popular music and memory in Europe

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    A.J.C. van der Hoeven (Arno)

    2015-01-01

    textabstractFollowing the increasing attention paid to popular music in heritage discourses, this article explores how the popular music culture from the 1960s is remembered in Europe. I discuss the role of heritage organizations, media and the cultural policy of the EU in the construction of a

  3. Teaching through Film: Utilizing Popular Criminology in the Classroom

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    Atherton, M.

    2013-01-01

    As technology and media become more popular pedagogical tools for instructors, the discussion of using films as a way to help students understand criminological concepts is also growing. Using a conceptual framework of popular criminology, the author set out to explore the ways in which films can be incorporated into a unique course aimed at…

  4. Composing, Songwriting, and Producing: Informing Popular Music Pedagogy

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    Tobias, Evan S.

    2013-01-01

    In forwarding comprehensive popular music pedagogies, music educators might acknowledge and address expanded notions of composition in popular music that include processes of recording, engineering, mixing, and producing along with the technologies, techniques, and ways of being musical that encompass these processes. This article advances a…

  5. Teaching Popular Music: Investigating Music Educators' Perceptions and Preparation

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    Springer, D. Gregory

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate in-service music teachers' perceptions of popular music in the classroom and to examine their own preparation to teach popular music. A sample of music teachers, drawn from two regional chapters of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, completed a researcher-designed survey instrument. Results…

  6. The communicative functions of post-2000 Shona popular songs: A ...

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    This article proposes a typology of Shona popular songs employing a systemic functional linguistics (SFL) informed genre theory, which distinguishes texts on the ... Although some studies have been carried out on these songs in the context of popular music, none have attempted a linguistically-grounded analysis of the ...

  7. Chilean English Teacher Identity and Popular Culture: Three Generations

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    Menard-Warwick, Julia

    2011-01-01

    Recent discussions on English as an International Language have highlighted the important role played by English language popular culture for the identities and bilingual development of diverse global citizens who learn and use English. However, there has been little attention to connections between popular culture and "teacher"…

  8. Popular Music in Southeast Asia : Banal Beats, Muted Histories

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    Barendregt, Bart; Keppy, Peter; Schulte Nordholt, Henk

    2017-01-01

    'Popular Music in Southeast Asia: Banal Beats, Muted Histories' offers a cultural history of modern Southeast Asia from the original vantage point of popular music since the 1920s up to the present. By creatively connecting indigenous musical styles with foreign musical genres, Southeast Asians

  9. Música popular brasileira, indústria cultural e identidade

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    José Roberto Zan

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available This text shows an overview approach of Brazilian popular music raise, connected with the development of the phonograph industry and its market in Brazil. It includes a tentative periodical division of Brazilian popular music history, in order to enlarge the understanding of how different ways symbolic elements related to the issue of identity were translated and reproduced by that cultural expression.

  10. The Politics of Marginal Forms: Popular Music, Cultural Identity and ...

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    In this discourse, especially that related to fundamental world views on globalization and to the links between different communities of the world, the space that popular music occupies is very central. This is because popular music has always subverted the notion of national boundaries, transcended and transformed them ...

  11. What about pop? History and histories of Slovenian popular music

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    Peter Stanković

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The history of Slovenian popular music is one of the most under-researched areas of Slovenian cultural heritage. It can be argued, therefore, that no definitions of Slovenian popular music would have been established had extensive research not been carried out by different scholars and experts, functioning in this respect as a kind of substitute for official work. The question here is simply what kind of understanding of Slovenian popular music emerges in this more or less spontaneous and unofficial research. The author analyses the content of all Slovenian scientific and expert monographs, scientific and expert articles, film and TV documentaries as well as school textbooks, at least some segments of which address Slovenian popular music, and argues that these accounts are significantly biased: for the most part, they focus only on different marginal music genres while the majority of other music genres, including all those that are the most popular among Slovenians, are neglected.

  12. RUMIANDO EN TORNO A LO ESCRITO SOBRE MUJERES Y ARTE POPULAR

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    Eli Bartra

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se llevan a cabo una serie de reflexiones en torno a cómo se ha estudiado el arte popular y se recalca la necesidad de vincular estos estudios al feminismo; ello resulta enriquecedor tanto para el conocimiento del arte como de los géneros, en particular de las mujeres. Es decir, se considera importante realizar investigaciones sobre este proceso artístico visual, tomando en consideración la creación, la distribución, el consumo y el análisis iconográfico de las obras desde un punto de vista feminista y propiamente estético. La relación entre arte popular y feminismo no ha tenido una historia particularmente armoniosa.

  13. Seguro-desemprego no Brasil: a possibilidade de combinar proteção social e melhor funcionamento do mercado de trabalho

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    Moisés Villamil Balestro

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available A partir do Estado de Bem-Estar e de suas conexões com os dois principais tipos de economias capitalistas, Economia Liberal de Mercado e Economia de Mercado Coordenado, o artigo discute a experiência do Programa Seguro-Desemprego (PSD brasileiro. O Programa é visto como chave na política de bem-estar no Brasil e como possibilitador da combinação de proteção social e eficiência econômica. Nesse contexto, esta última é associada a um melhor funcionamento do mercado de trabalho. O argumento principal do artigo é que a integração do benefício seguro-desemprego, serviços de intermediação de mão de obra e qualificação profissional - os três principais componentes do PSD - promove a combinação de proteção social e desempenho econômico. Em geral, ambas têm sido vistas como uma relação entre alternativas excludentes (trade-off. Por meio da análise dos dados de uma pesquisa de avaliação da política pública do Programa Seguro-Desemprego do Brasil, o artigo indica as barreiras a serem transpostas para obter a integração entre os componentes do PSD. Resultados da pesquisa revelaram uma clivagem entre eles. A integração pode tornar-se um caminho na superação da relação de trade-off no Estado de Bem-Estar em desenvolvimento no Brasil. A experiência brasileira contribui para a discussão sobre o desenvolvimento de importantes políticas sociais que outros países também estão enfrentando.Stemming from the welfare state and its connection with the two main types of capitalist economies, Liberal Market Economy and Coordinated Market Economy, the paper discusses the experience of the Brazilian Unemployment Insurance Program. The Program is regarded as a key welfare policy in Brazil and one that enables the combination of social protection and economic performance. In this context, the latter is associated to a better functioning labour market. The main argument of this paper is that the integration of unemployment

  14. The Association between Valuing Popularity and Relational Aggression: The Moderating Effects of Actual Popularity and Physiological Reactivity to Exclusion

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    Shoulberg, Erin K.; Sijtsema, Jelle J.; Murray-Close, Dianna

    2011-01-01

    The association between having a reputation for valuing popularity and relational aggression was assessed in a sample of 126 female children and adolescents (mean age=12.43 years) at a 54-day residential summer camp for girls. Having a reputation for valuing popularity was positively related to relational aggression. This association was moderated…

  15. The association between valuing popularity and relational aggression : The moderating effects of actual popularity and physiological reactivity to exclusion

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    Shoulberg, Erin K.; Sijtsema, Jelle J.; Murray-Close, Dianna

    The association between having a reputation for valuing popularity and relational aggression was assessed in a sample of 126 female children and adolescents (mean age = 12.43 years) at a 54-day residential summer camp for girls. Having a reputation for valuing popularity was positively related to

  16. En pos del "buen lector" : censura editorial y clases populares durante el primer franquismo (1939-1945

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    Eduardo Ruiz Bautista

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo trata de analizar la censura de libros durante el primer franquismo desde un punto de vista sociocultural que apenas ha sido contemplado. Por un lado, se muestra cómo la censura impidió que determinadas obras cultas llegasen al lector popular, dificultando las ediciones asequibles o restringiéndolas directamente a eruditos. Por el otro, da cuenta de la dura represión de las lecturas populares sufrieron en nombre de la infancia, pese a que las motivaciones reales deban buscarse en el enfrentamiento entre lo culto y lo popular.The article tries to analyze the censorship of books during the first franquism from a sociocultural point of view that has been scarcely contemplated. In one hand, it shows how the censorship prevented the popular reader from getting learned works by obstructing cheap editions or by restricting them directly to scholars. In the other one, it shows the hard repression of the popular readings in the ñame of the infancy, although real motivations should be looked in the clash between the educated culture and the popular one.

  17. [Popular education in health and nutrition: literature review].

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    Mueses De Molina, C

    1993-01-01

    This literature review of popular education in health and nutrition is intended to provide the necessary theoretical framework for proposals and programs for human resource development in food and nutrition. The work contains a summary of the objectives, purposes, and methodology of popular education in general, a discussion of applications of popular education techniques to health and nutrition education, and a description of some projects based on popular education. Popular education was developed in Latin America by Paulo Freire and others as a response to political domination. Its basic objective was to make the oppressed masses aware of their condition and able to struggle for the transformation of society. Popular education views community participation, development of consciousness, and integration with social and economic activity as fundamental attributes. Participation should be developed through community organizations and should continue for the duration of the educational intervention. The right of all persons to participate in a plane of equality should be recognized. Community or popular education should be conceived as a process of permanent education that will continue throughout the lifetime of individuals and groups. Popular education is directed toward population sectors excluded from participation in employment, family, community, mass communications, education, and leisure activities. Such population sectors are concentrated in the urban periphery and in rural areas. Abandonment of traditional educational techniques and assumption of an active role by community members are elements in development of the methodology of popular education. Steps in the methodology include investigation of possible themes, selection of themes to serve as points of departure, definition of the problem, and action programs. Popular education in nutrition and health begins by asking what problems need to be remedied. The entire process of training and education in

  18. Arte y comunicación popular en tiempos neoconservadores (Entrevista a N. García Canclini

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    Revista Chasqui

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    Full Text Available García Canclini plantea tres puntos en torno al tema del arte y la comunicación. El del posmodernismo paralelo al neoconservatismo político y económico; el de lo insostenible de la división entre lo culto, lo popular y lo masivo, y el de la crítica situación del análisis de lo popular. El neoconservadorismo viene socavando muchos movimientos de transformación social y se muestra mediante el posmodernismo que intenta apoderarse de forma estetizante de la cultura, propone un estilo de "participación" basado en el consumo, y trata de encapsular la experiencia estética en la esfera privada. La compartimentalización de lo culto (Historia del Arte, lo popular (Folklore, Antropología, lo masivo (Medios obedece a intereses del mercado cultural y del poder universitario, pero no responde al objeto de su estudio que ha cambiado, pues la realidad muestra que hay entrecruzamientos incesantes entre estos tres sistemas culturales. La crisis de los análisis de lo popular nace tanto de que cada una de las tres tendencias define lo popular y a él se acerca de distinto modo, como de la pluralidad de los discursos políticos (Estado, Partidos sobre cultura nacional y culturas populares. Subyace a este triple problema el de la dificultad de imaginar formas alternativas de intervención de los medios masivos que hoy enseñan a las masas a pensar y sentir, lo que de alguna manera sí hace el neoconservadorismo y su reordenamiento empresarial.

  19. La educación popular: campo de acción profesional del trabajador social

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    Carmen A. Guevara V.

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available La educación popular, constituye un campo de acción donde se desenvuelve el trabajador social, actuando en los contextos familiares, institucionales, comunitarios, populares y en los sistemas sociales donde vive y aprende la gente, diseñando e impartiendo habilidades sociales y cognitivas, que permite al participante tomar decisiones en pro de su bienestar social. El propósito del presente estudio está referido a analizar la educación popular como campo de acción profesional para el trabajador social. La importancia del mismo estará en función de aportar a la formación de este profesional, herramientas teóricas para que esté en capacidad de ser crítico, investigador e innovador en los procesos de educación no formal que tendrá, por sus roles, que asumir. Esta investigación tiene un carácter documental. Para tal fin se consultaron autores como: Aguayo (1992, Carballeda (2002, Dussel (1998, Freire (1993, Gadotti (1991, Kisnerman (1990, Medina (1995, Puyol y Hernández (2009, Viscarret (2007, Habermas (1987, entre otros Entre las conclusiones más resaltante se destacan: Los procesos de educación popular no son neutros al igual que la acción del trabajador social y esto va a depender de la posición que se asuma. Desde el interés técnico, el rol de educador popular, será mediático, para mantener y conservar lo que está dado, la participación que se generará será acrítica, pasiva y no creativa. A lo cual Freire hace una fuerte crítica. Desde el interés práctico, la acción del trabajador social sería transformadora, pues promovería un tipo de participación crítica, reflexiva e interpretativa. Y desde el interés emancipador, la acción de este profesional tenderá a ser transformadora y revolucionaria, logrando una participación comprometida, consciente, autorreflexiva y responsable. Lo planteado no es independiente de las necesidades de los participantes y el trabajador social (educador popular difícilmente podr

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    experienced (Bath, 2006), while indications are that no new drenches are in the process of being developed. Existing strategies for the control of these pathogens are thus challenged (Bath, 2006), and alternative strategies need to be formulated (Vatta et al., 2000). A possible avenue for dealing with the challenge of ...

  1. Popularization of the role of nuclear power construction

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    Zhang Ying

    2010-01-01

    Scientific popularization shall be promoted in advance before nuclear power development. Since it was founded, Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC) has always focused on the popularization of nuclear power knowledge to enable the public understand and access to nuclear power. Adhering to the center 'Popularizing nuclear power knowledge, correct steering of the public, serving the construction of TNPS and promoting the corporation development', the way of 'going out and coming in' for publicizing nuclear power knowledge has been gradually formed in line with the principle of 'close to the society, close to the people and close to the life'. The scientific popularization resources have been deeply dug out, and the education mode innovated. The healthy and continuous development of scientific popularization and education work are recognized and appraised highly by all circles of the society. Nowadays, a good atmosphere of 'everyone contends to popularize nuclear power knowledge' has formed in JNPC, and internal and external popularization and education work have yielded good results, which have created favorable social environment for the safe, proper and fast development of Tianwan Nuclear Power Station. (author)

  2. Los Jóvenes que Viven en Barrios Populares Producen más Cultura que Violencia

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    2016-01-01

    Este escrito analiza la situación en la que viven los jóvenes de los barrios populares al estar enfrentados a un fuerte es - tigma social que los reduce a delincuentes, drogadictos y violentos. Retomando la categoría de barrio popular, se critica esta posición y, a cambio, se propone una interpretación en la que se destaca la productividad cultural que tienen los jóvenes que viven en estos barrios. Se toma como caso a los raperos que viven en la ciudad de Cali, Colombia. Así, en el documen...

  3. Fidelización y rentabilización de usuarios de seguros todo riesgo de vehículos por medio de la venta cruzada y la venta escalonada. Un enfoque promocional para la industria aseguradora

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    Carlos Gabriel Contreras Serrano

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Mantener relaciones activas con clientes rentables es uno de los principales objetivos de la industria aseguradora en Colombia. Para esto y para generar campañas de retención, se han desarrollado modelos tácticos de segmentación que tienen en cuenta la probabilidad de fuga del cliente y el valor vitalicio del mismo. Esta investigación propone un diseño de análisis conjunto con 560 tomadores de pólizas de seguros de autos en diversas latitudes del país. Se examinan los esquemas promocionales que aceleran la probabilidad de renovar la póliza de seguro que tienen con su agencia aseguradora actual. La aplicación de un modelo logit multinomial ofrece evidencia de que las promociones bajo venta cruzada son eficientes para fidelizar usuarios rentables, mientras la venta escalonada es propicia para rentabilizar clientes fieles.

  4. Assessing the Level of Popularity of European Stag Tourism Destinations

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    Iwanicki Grzegorz

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The primary objective of this article is to determine the degree of popularity of stag tourism destinations in Europe. Research was based on the search engine method, involving an analysis of the highest positioned offers of travel agencies in the most commonly used search engines in Europe (Google, Bing, Yahoo. The analysis divided the studied cities into four categories in terms of popularity. Conducting the said analysis is strongly justified, because academic publications have so far not provided studies which have determined the degree of popularity of stag destinations on a continental scale.

  5. [Evaluation of breast cancer treatment at a tertiary-level institution with Popular Health Insurance in Mexico].

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    Arce-Salinas, Claudia; Lara-Medina, Fernando Ulises; Alvarado-Miranda, Alberto; Castañeda-Soto, Noel; Bargalló-Rocha, Enrique; Ramírez-Ugalde, María Teresa; Pérez-Sánchez, Víctor; Rivera, Lesbia; Gambo-Vignole, Carlos; Santamaría-Galicia, Julieta; Nieves-Casas, Rosa Isela; Morán-Muñoz, Héctor; Mohar-Betancourt, Alejandro

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    In our country breast cancer represents a major health problem. Only 45% of all population has access to health services, the consequence is delay in diagnosis and treatment. In Mexico, 66% of all new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in locally advanced stages. From May 2007 the Health System Protection Against Catastrophic Expenses, called Seguro Popular (SP), breast cancer was included in covering the treatment of this neoplasm in any patient without access to social security. To evaluate the results and impact of SP in the adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment of a group of patients diagnosed with breast cancer at an institution of national reference. We analyzed a group of 259 patients in stages (I-IIIC). The clinical stages I and II (55 patients) were treated with adjuvant chemotherapy FAC -T (fluorouracil 500 mg/m2, adriamycin 50 mg/m2 and cyclophosphamide 500 mg/m2 (FAC) followed by 12 weeks of paclitaxel 80 mg/m2 +/- trastuzumab loading dose of 4 mg/kg followed by 2 mg/kg); 204 patients in locally advanced stages (IIB-IIIC) received FAC-T +/- trastuzumab followed by surgery. Adjuvant treatment consisted of endocrine therapy for hormone-sensitive patients and radiotherapy 50 cGy according to international standards. The age at diagnosis was 47 years (range 23-68). 80% of them were locally advanced stages (IIB-IIIC) and were treated in a neoadjuvant setting, 20% was in early stages, treated with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy The disease-free survival and overall survival at 30 months was 85.7 and 90% respectively. Overall pathologic complete response was obtained in 15% of cases. In the subgroup analysis showed that 41% of patients HER2 (+), 29% of triple-negative patients and 9% of hormone-sensitive tumors achieved complete pathological response (p = 0.0001). This is the first analysis of efficacy of adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment in breast cancer since the introduction of popular secure non-entitled population. It is clear that treatment efficacy

  6. Experiencia con un método simple, rápido y seguro en el acceso arterial periférico en cirugía cardiaca mínimamente invasiva

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    Elio Martín

    2013-10-01

    Conclusiones: Este método de acceso arterial periférico puede ser aplicado a diferentes procedimientos de CCMI resultando simple (2 suturas y técnica Seldinger, reproducible, rápido (no requiere reconstrucción tras decanulación y seguro (no requiere pinzado vascular, técnica Seldinger «a cielo abierto», baja tasa de complicaciones.

  7. Arquitectos (como médicos del Seguro Social: ¿factibilidad o utopía?

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    José Manuel Prieto González

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    Full Text Available Las condiciones de pobreza y desigualdad que vive México, debidamente acreditadas por estudios recientes, obligan a replantear el enfoque prioritario que deberían asumir en el país profesiones como la de arquitecto, para estimular el compromiso social de sus integrantes, especialmente en relación con las periferias urbanas y la ciudad informal. Lo que aquí se plantea es la posibilidad de que México cuente con un cuerpo público de arquitectos al servicio principalmente de los sectores más desfavorecidos de la sociedad. Dadas las circunstancias, una propuesta así no debería verse siquiera en términos de elección; tendría que ser una obligación, moral sobre todo.

  8. Uso seguro de anticoncepcionais hormonais injetáveis segundo critérios médicos de elegibilidade / Safe use of injectable hormonal contraceptives according to medical eligibility criteria

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    Ana Gesselena da Silva Farias

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Classificar usuárias de anticoncepcionais hormonais injetáveis (AHI quanto ao uso seguro segundo os critérios médicos de elegibilidade da Oraganização Mundial da Saúde (OMS e verificar a associação entre tipo de injetável e tempo de uso com o uso seguro. Métodos: Estudo transversal, descritivo e exploratório. A população foi composta pelas 52 usuárias de AHI. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista, que seguiu formulário elaborado pelas autoras, sendo identificado fatores que contraindicassem ou indicassem o uso do método, classificando-as em categorias de 1 a 4. O Projeto foi aprovado pelo Comitê de ética e pesquisa da Universidade Federal do Ceará, CAEE:36668314.3.0000.5054. Resultados:Foram identificadas 44 (84,7% mulheres em uso seguro e 8 (15,3% inseguro. Usuárias há mais de um ano tiveram uma frequência maior de uso inseguro (p=0,001. Conclusão: Seguir as recomendações da OMS deve ser rotina nas cosultas de enfermagem visando à proteção e segurança da mulher.

  9. Uma análise da dicotomia entre urbanização e meio ambiente no município de Porto Seguro/BA

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    Sebastião Pinheiro Gonçalves de Cerqueira Neto

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    Full Text Available As discussões sobre desenvolvimento e a preservação dos elementos naturais de uma paisagem se ramificam por diversas áreas do conhecimento tendo como palco para as análises teóricas e vivências sociais o espaço geográfico; e uma das variáveis que produz questionamentos sobre esta dicotomia é a urbanização. Os espaços livres não diminuíram apenas nas grandes cidades ou nas cidades regionais, também são cada vez menores em cidades médias ou pequenas. O município de Porto Seguro, na Bahia, se urbaniza horizontal e verticalmente, com um planejamento espacial fraco diante dos novos setores econômicos que transformam a sua morfologia. Este artigo é o resultado de uma reflexão apresentada na tese de doutorado intitulada Do isolamento regional à globalização: contradições sobre o desenvolvimento do Extremo Sul da Bahia que oferece uma percepção ambiental sobre a urbanização num espaço que desde o século XVI sofre uma constante metamorfose.

  10. Evaluation of physical parameters and implementation of quality control in mammography diagnosed for a pilot of breast cancer screening in the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)

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    Hernandez Angulo, Carolina Maria

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of mammography has been to provide the contrast between the lesion and adjacent healthy tissue of the breast. The quality control which should be performed in mammography services is essential to obtain the necessary contrast in mammography and thus achieve a prompt detection of breast lesions. The quality control program has helped to obtain exact diagnosis in mammography and has contributed to reduce mortality from breast cancer in Costa Rica. The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) has sought to improve the quality of mammograms performed in the different health centers by implementing quality control programs in the services. The evaluation of the physical parameters has had as aim to perform an assessment of the equipment used in mammography facilities. The image quality, dosimetry, optical density, performance, accuracy and repeatability of voltage applied to the tube, filtration and Half-value layer in system of screen film mammography have been evaluated. The usefulness of quality control programs and needs of the services to implement a pilot plan for breast screening, can be seen when comparing the obtained results. The protocol of Mammography Quality Control, TECDOC 1517 from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is implemented with this project and the associated software in four of the six hospitals evaluated in this study. (author) [es

  11. Proposal of a monitoring program of occupational exposure by incorporation of radioactive material for nuclear medicine services in the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social

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    Badilla Segura, Mirta

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    A monitoring program of the occupational exposure by incorporation of radioactive material is proposed. Nuclear medicine services of the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS) are evaluated. The monitoring program is based on the provisions of the International Atomic Energy Agency and of study of nuclear medicine services of the CCSS. Radionuclides are determined for monitoring of the occupational exposure, according to the radioactive material that is worked in nuclear medicine services of the CCSS. The appropriate and alternative techniques are established for the monitoring of the occupational exposure by incorporation of radioactive material, depending on the type of radionuclide that is worked in nuclear medicine services. The worker occupationally exposed (TOE) should be subject of monitoring and how often should be realized the monitoring of the occupational exposure. The monitoring of the radiation by radioactive material must be applied to personnel working in radiopharmacies and the worker has carried out therapeutic procedures for handling of significant amounts of 13 1 I. The calculation of the committed effective dose is proposed by incorporation of radioactive material with the TOE [es

  12. Argentina: Participación popular para cambiar los medios públicos

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    Néstor Piccone

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    Full Text Available La Ley de Servicios de Comunicación Audiovisual aprobada en octubre de 2009 en Argentina es una herramienta de participación popular. Se hace un comentario sobre el contenido de la misma, los primeros pasos dados luego de la promulgación de la Ley; describe al Consejo Federal del Audiovisual, Relata las historia de los Medios audiovisuales. Aborda los nuevos medios públicos, las Políticas públicas, el control social, las universidades, los Medios para los pueblos originarios y la Televisión digital.

  13. Mujeres indígenas, mestizaje y formación de los sectores populares urbanos

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    Cuando hablamos de las mujeres indígenas en la ciudad y el papel que cumplieron dentro del proceso de formación de los sectores populares urbanos, no podemos pensar en una participación autónoma, aislada. Tenemos que remitimos al hecho de ser indígenas. Tenemos que pensar en lo indio, en el sentido y la conciencia histórica de lo étnico para captar en su esencia lo que significaba ser mujeres e indígenas en un período histórico determinado, en nuestro caso, la segunda mitad del siglo xix. Ten...

  14. The authoritarian castling of the Syrian regime: from popular uprising to civil war

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    Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio Alvariño

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Instead of hastening political change, the Syrian uprising has led to greater authoritarianism. At first, president Bashar al-Assad adopted various cosmetic reforms (a party law and constitutional referendum, which were designed more as a survival strategy than a genuine process of political liberalisation. In its first four years, the Syrian crisis has gone from being an anti-authoritarian popular uprising to a proxy war with the active presence of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar and Turkey. Control of the state apparatus on the part of the Alawite minority has been instrumentalised by the Salafist and jihadist groups to intensify sectarianism and claim the establishment of an Islamic State.

  15. Comportamientos Sexuales de Adolescentes y Jóvenes de Sectores Populares del Municipio de Sincelejo, Sucre

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    Anaya Lazo, Leydys Isabel

    2010-01-01

    En esta investigación me propuse conocer los comportamientos sexuales de los y las adolescentes y jóvenes que viven en sectores populares del municipio de Sincelejo, - en la Comuna 1-, Departamento de Sucre. Logré un acercamiento a la población joven, al conocimiento y análisis de sus vivencias sexuales y situaciones de riesgo. El trabajo de campo fue realizado durante el año 2006 - 2007 periodo que me permitió considerar un universo de 2.300 adolescentes y jóvenes con una muestra de 210 p...

  16. Um estudo sobre a historiografia da música popular brasileira: 1961-2000

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    de Assis Oliveira, Francisca

    2003-01-01

    Este trabalho, que se encontra na linha de um debate historiográfico, procura mostrar o ponto de vista de estudiosos da música popular brasileira, focalizada na década de 60 e nos movimentos musicais Bossa Nova, Canção de Protesto e Tropicalismo. Além disso, sistematiza as obras selecionadas em autores com uma formação intelectual fora do campo de conhecimento da História e Ciências Sociais e autores com formação nestas duas áreas. Também trabalha com um exemplo da música popul...

  17. Data on heavy metals and selected anions in the Persian popular herbal distillates

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    Keshtkar, Mozhgan; Dobaradaran, Sina; Soleimani, Farshid; Karbasdehi, Vahid Noroozi; Mohammadi, Mohammad Javad; Mirahmadi, Roghayeh; Ghasemi, Fatemeh Faraji

    2016-01-01

    In this data article, we determined the concentration levels of heavy metals including Pb, Co, Cd, Mn, Mg, Fe and Cu as well as selected anions including NO 3 ? , NO 2 ? , PO 4 ? 3 and SO 4 ? 2 in the most used and popular herbal distillates in Iran. It is well known that heavy metals may pose a serious health hazard due to their bioaccumulation throughout the trophic chain (?Heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Ni and Pb) content in two fish species of Persian Gulf in Bushehr Port, Iran? (Dobaradaran et al...

  18. Care needs of pregnant women with a private health insurance: a comprehensive social phenomenology approach Necesidades de cuidado de mujeres embarazadas que poseen seguro de salud: una aproximación comprensiva de la fenomenología social Necessidades de cuidado das mulheres grávidas que possuem convênio saúde: abordagem compreensiva da fenomenologia social

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    Miriam Aparecida Barbosa Merighi

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to understand the meanings women who possess health plans hold regarding pregnancy and get to know their care needs in this phase of the vital cycle. It was based on the qualitative research of phenomenological inspiration. The discourses analysis was based on the sociologist and fenomenologist Alfred Schutz's thought. Having health plans and being attended in private institutions were defined as inclusion criteria. The following categories emerged from the discourses: having new responsibilities; experiencing a special situation; experiencing insecurity, anxiety and expectations; feeling limited; trusting the health professional. It was found, through the analysis of categories, that the experience of the pregnant women who participated in the study is similar to those who do not possess health plans. However, in the category "trusting the health professional" it was possible to perceive the importance of possessing health plan, which allows the intersubjectivity between the woman and the health professional.Este estudio tiene como objetivo comprender los significados que las mujeres que poseen seguro de salud atribuyen al embarazo y conocer sus necesidades de cuidado en esta fase del ciclo vital. El estudio fue fundamentado en la investigación cualitativa de inspiración fenomenológica. El pensamiento del sociólogo y fenomenólogo Alfred Schutz condujo el análisis de los discursos. Como criterio de inclusión, se definió que los individuos deberían ser atendidos en instituciones privadas y poseer seguro de salud. De las declaraciones surgieram las categorías: teniendo nuevas responsabilidades; vivenciando una situación especial; vivenciando inseguridad, ansiedad y expectativas; sintiéndose limitadas; confiando en el profesional de salud. Por medio del análisis de las categorías, fue constatado que la vivencia de las mujeres embarazadas que participaron de este estudio se mostró de forma similar a la de las mujeres

  19. Popular Astronomy in the World and in Armenia

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    Mickaelian, A. M.

    2014-10-01

    A review on the popular astronomy and astronomy outreach in the world and in Armenia is given. Various ways and methods of popularization of astronomy are described. The International Year of Astronomy (IYA-2009), amateur astronomy, publication of books and other materials, the database of astronomical books, AstroBook exhibition, science-popular articles, "Astghagitak" online science-popular astronomical journal, calendar of astronomical events, databases of Solar and Lunar eclipses 2001-2050, planetary triple conjunctions 2001-2050, and of periodic comets at ArAS webpage, ArAS School Lectures Program, public lectures, "Universe" club at "Mkhitar Sebastatsi" educational ensemble, the online database of Armenian astronomers, biographies of famous Armenian astronomers, astronomers' anniversaries, scientific journalism of Armenia, and "Mass media news" section at ArAS webpage are described and discussed.

  20. [The most popular poisons from Graeco-Roman world].

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    Siek, Bartlomiej; Rys, Anna; Sein Anand, Jacek

    2013-01-01

    Article presents the most popular antique poisons. Information from encyclopaedic literature and literary texts of the Roman Empire period has been compared with the etymology of the names of some poisons of plant and animal origin.

  1. Incorporating popularity in a personalized news recommender system

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    Nirmal Jonnalagedda

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Online news reading has become a widely popular way to read news articles from news sources around the globe. With the enormous amount of news articles available, users are easily overwhelmed by information of little interest to them. News recommender systems help users manage this flood by recommending articles based on user interests rather than presenting articles in order of their occurrence. We present our research on developing personalized news recommendation system with the help of a popular micro-blogging service, “Twitter.” News articles are ranked based on the popularity of the article identified from Twitter’s public timeline. In addition, users construct profiles based on their interests and news articles are also ranked based on their match to the user profile. By integrating these two approaches, we present a hybrid news recommendation model that recommends interesting news articles to the user based on their popularity as well as their relevance to the user profile.

  2. Tsonga popular music: negotiating ethnic identity in 'global' music ...

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    identity performance'. Although ethnic identity continues to be performed in contemporary black South African popular music, this article argues for the existence of a performance of, and discourse on, identities that go beyond ethnicity. Here the ...

  3. Emergence of the Korean popular culture in the world

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    Do, Thao Emilie

    2012-01-01

    South Korea has long been influenced culturally by several countries such as China, Japan and the United States. However, in about 20 years, the country has become a powerhouse of popular culture especially in Asia. It is now one of the most influential in the world and gain popularity in Europe and Americas. At the same time, the entertainment industry of the nation has also emerged. Referred as Hallyu in Korean, the Korean Wave concerns mainly music, movies and television serial dramas. It ...

  4. Shinsengumi - a historical and modern popular culture phenomenon

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    2016-01-01

    Shinsengumi - a Historical and Modern Popular Culture Phenomenon Shinsengumi was a special police force, which existed between 1864 and 1869 years. Shinsengumi means „Newly selected troops“. Nowadays they get a lot of attention in popular culture – films, shows, documentary, books, manga and anime. Because of it's existence in late Tokugawa period, Shinsengumi is often called „the last samurais“. They have become the object of various screening since the middle of twentieth century. After NHK...

  5. Popular weight-management apps: Their use and quality

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    Juliana Chen

    2015-09-01

    Conclusions: While greater popularity of apps was associated with higher quality, the overall quality of commercial dietary weight-management apps remains suboptimal. Popular weight-management apps are useful for self-monitoring, however are lacking in the recognised behavioural change techniques that may facilitate changes in health behaviours. With the majority of these apps designed for self-directed management, strategies to improve the rigour of these apps are warranted and commercial app developers could benefit from collaboration with behavioural researchers.

  6. Molecular Characterization of Some Popular Fish Species in Saudi Arabia

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    Ayman M. Sabry; Mohamed M. Hassan; Alaa A. Mohamed

    2015-01-01

    The present work aims to molecularly characterize some popular Saudi fish species. Seven popular Saudi fish species namely, Morgan (Nemipteru sjaponicus), Mousa (Solea solea), Hamor (Greasy grouper), Shour (Lethrinus lentjan), Dennis (Caranxsex fasciatus), Harid (Scarus arabicus) and Black surgeon (Acanthurus gahhm) were characterized using six RAPD and three ISSR as well as Rep-PCR markers. These markers produced 187 distinct bands 89.4% were considered as polymorphic bands and 10.6% were co...

  7. Vocal handicap index in popular and erudite professional singers.

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    Loiola-Barreiro, Camila Miranda; Silva, Marta Assumpção de Andrada E

    To compare the voice handicap index of popular and erudite professional singers according to gender, age, professional experience time, and presence or absence of self-reported vocal complaints. One hundred thirty-two professional singers, 74 popular and 58 erudite, who responded to a questionnaire with regards to identification, age, gender, professional experience time in singing, musical genres (for popular singers), vocal classification (for erudite singers), presence of self-reported vocal complaints, and the specific protocols for popular (Modern Singing Handicap Index - MSHI) and erudite (Classical Singing Handicap Index - CSHI) singing. Higher proportion of women and higher incidence of vocal complaints were observed in the popular singers compared with the erudite singers. Most of the popular singers belonged to the genre of Brazilian Popular Music. Regarding the classification of erudite singers, there was greater participation of sopranos and tenors. No statistical differences were observed with respect to age and professional experience time between the groups. Comparison of the MSHI and CSHI scores showed no statistically significant difference between these scores and genre or age in both groups of singers. Professional experience time was related to the total score and the subscales disability and impairment in the MSHI, only for popular singers with vocal complaints. There was no correlation between these variables and the CSHI for erudite singers. The impact of vocal difficulty/problem interferes differently in these two musical genres when related to vocal complaint and professional experience time. The MSHI and CSHI protocols proved to be important tools not only for the identification of problems, but also for the understanding of how these individuals relate their voices with this occupational activity.

  8. Emergence of Long-Term Memory in Popularity

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    Soh, Hyungjoon; Hong, Joo Hyung; Jeong, Jaeseung; Jeong, Hawoong

    2017-01-01

    Popularity describes the dynamics of mass attention, and is a part of a broader class of population dynamics in ecology and social science literature. Studying accurate model of popularity is important for quantifying spreading of novelty, memes, and influences in human society. Although logistic equation and similar class of nonlinear differential equation formulates traditional population dynamics well, part of the deviation in long-term prediction is stated, yet fully understood. Recently,...

  9. Modalities of Desire : Representations of Sadomasochism in Popular Music

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    Ålvik, Jon Mikkel Broch

    2008-01-01

    In popular culture, representations of gender and sexuality inform our perception of ourselves and of others. In no uncertain terms these images shape our own performance of gender and our construction of sexuality, contributing significantly to how we perceive the world around us. Cultural and social conditions therefore regulate hegemonic assumptions of “normality”. What I propose is that popular music can create or contribute to creating alternatives to gendered behaviour and our exper...

  10. Feminism without Feminists: Gender, Race and Popular Culture

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    Kim, Linda Jin

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation combines insights from feminist and critical race theory to understand the social significance of Sex and the City (SATC) and its popularity among U.S. fans. I argue that popular consumption of SATC helps to illuminate current discourses and controversies surrounding changing gender roles and feminism in contemporary society. It also explores how responses to the series and film are shaped by fans' gender, race, and sexual orientation. My research is based on 42 in-depth int...

  11. Profile Popularity in a Business-oriented Online Social Network

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    Strufe, Thorsten

    2010-01-01

    Analysing Online Social Networks (OSN), voluntarily maintained and automatically exploitable databases of electronic personal information, promises a wealth of insight into their users' behavior, interest, and utilization of these currently predominant services on the Internet. To understand popularity in OSN, we monitored a large sample of profiles from a highly popular network for three months, and analysed the relation between profile properties and their impression frequency. Evaluating t...

  12. History in Popular Magazines: Negotiating Masculinities, the Low of the Popular and the High of History

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This article explores how the low of the popular and the high of history intersect to negotiate masculinities in the nexus of politics and war in a Swedish history magazine. It investigates the content of the magazine’s form and argues that it produces a kaleidoscopic take on the past which begs the reader to go along with the ads to buy another book, travel to one more historical site, buy a DVD or go to the movies, to turn the page, or to buy another issue of the magazine. Two articles, biographical in their outset, provide the basis for an analysis on how masculinities are negotiated by displaying political and military leaders in contradictory ways and enabling multiple entrance points for the contemporary reader and spectator. Articles on great men produce cultural imaginaries of warlords and political leaders by drawing on layers of historically contingent ways for men to act in public and private spheres and connecting late modern visual celebrity culture to the cults of fame in earlier centuries.

  13. Popularity Evaluation Model for Microbloggers Online Social Network

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    Xia Zhang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Recently, microblogging is widely studied by the researchers in the domain of the online social network (OSN. How to evaluate the popularities of microblogging users is an important research field, which can be applied to commercial advertising, user behavior analysis and information dissemination, and so forth. Previous studies on the evaluation methods cannot effectively solve and accurately evaluate the popularities of the microbloggers. In this paper, we proposed an electromagnetic field theory based model to analyze the popularities of microbloggers. The concept of the source in microblogging field is first put forward, which is based on the concept of source in the electromagnetic field; then, one’s microblogging flux is calculated according to his/her behaviors (send or receive feedbacks on the microblogging platform; finally, we used three methods to calculate one’s microblogging flux density, which can represent one’s popularity on the microblogging platform. In the experimental work, we evaluated our model using real microblogging data and selected the best one from the three popularity measure methods. We also compared our model with the classic PageRank algorithm; and the results show that our model is more effective and accurate to evaluate the popularities of the microbloggers.

  14. AL Amyloidosis

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    Desport Estelle

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Definition of the disease AL amyloidosis results from extra-cellular deposition of fibril-forming monoclonal immunoglobulin (Ig light chains (LC (most commonly of lambda isotype usually secreted by a small plasma cell clone. Most patients have evidence of isolated monoclonal gammopathy or smoldering myeloma, and the occurrence of AL amyloidosis in patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma or other B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders is unusual. The key event in the development of AL amyloidosis is the change in the secondary or tertiary structure of an abnormal monoclonal LC, which results in instable conformation. This conformational change is responsible for abnormal folding of the LC, rich in β leaves, which assemble into monomers that stack together to form amyloid fibrils. Epidemiology AL amyloidosis is the most common type of systemic amyloidois in developed countries with an estimated incidence of 9 cases/million inhabitant/year. The average age of diagnosed patients is 65 years and less than 10% of patients are under 50. Clinical description The clinical presentation is protean, because of the wide number of tissues or organs that may be affected. The most common presenting symptoms are asthenia and dyspnoea, which are poorly specific and may account for delayed diagnosis. Renal manifestations are the most frequent, affecting two thirds of patients at presentation. They are characterized by heavy proteinuria, with nephrotic syndrome and impaired renal function in half of the patients. Heart involvement, which is present at diagnosis in more than 50% of patients, leading to restrictive cardiopathy, is the most serious complication and engages prognosis. Diagnostic methods The diagnosis relies on pathological examination of an involved site showing Congo red-positive amyloid deposits, with typical apple-green birefringence under polarized light, that stain positive with an anti-LC antibody by immunohistochemistry and

  15. Los Jóvenes que Viven en Barrios Populares Producen más Cultura que Violencia

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    James Cuenca

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    Full Text Available Este escrito analiza la situación en la que viven los jóvenes de los barrios populares al estar enfrentados a un fuerte es - tigma social que los reduce a delincuentes, drogadictos y violentos. Retomando la categoría de barrio popular, se critica esta posición y, a cambio, se propone una interpretación en la que se destaca la productividad cultural que tienen los jóvenes que viven en estos barrios. Se toma como caso a los raperos que viven en la ciudad de Cali, Colombia. Así, en el documento se puede constatar que, con el rap y el hip hop, los jóvenes afirman positivamente sus identidades y sus orígenes sociales como habitantes del barrio popular.

  16. Los Jóvenes que Viven en Barrios Populares Producen más Cultura que Violencia/Youth Who Live in Popular Neighborhoods Produce More Culture than Violence/Os Jovens que Moram em Bairros Populares Produzem mais Cultura do que Violência

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    James Cuenca

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Este escrito analiza la situación en la que viven los jóvenes de los barrios populares al estar enfrentados a un fuerte estigma social que los reduce a delincuentes, drogadictos y violentos. Retomando la categoría de barrio popular, se critica esta posición y, a cambio, se propone una interpretación en la que se destaca la productividad cultural que tienen los jóvenes que viven en estos barrios. Se toma como caso a los raperos que viven en la ciudad de Cali, Colombia. Así, en el documento se puede constatar que, con el rap y el hip hop, los jóvenes afirman positivamente sus identidades y sus orígenes sociales como habitantes del barrio popular.

  17. Niveles de plomo sanguíneo en madres y recién nacidos derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social Blood lead levels in newborn children and mothers covered by the Mexican Institute of Social Security

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    Joel Navarrete-Espinosa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Establecer la relación entre el nivel de plomo sanguíneo materno (PSM y el de sangre en cordón umbilical (PSC al momento del parto, así como determinar los principales predictores del PSM en derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, en el Distrito Federal (D.F.. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal en el que se reclutaron voluntarias con embarazo normoevolutivo y se les tomaron muestras de sangre al momento del parto, en cuatro hospitales del IMSS en el D.F., de 1991 a 1993. Se tomó, además, muestra de sangre de cordón umbilical. Los datos fueron analizados mediante regresión lineal simple y múltiple. RESULTADOS: Se estudiaron un total de 1 404 binomios madre-hijo; el promedio de edad de las madres fue de 25 años. La media de PSM fue 10.7 ± 6.5 µg/dl; no se encontraron variaciones significativas por hospital, edad o estado civil. Para el PSC la media fue de 10.4 ± 6.2 µg/dl. Por cada aumento en una unidad logarítmica de PSM, el PSC aumenta 0.62 (pOBJECTIVE: To establish the relation between maternal blood lead (MBL and umbilical cord blood lead (CBL levels during delivery, and to determine the major predictors for MBL in women covered by the Mexican Institute of Social Security (MISS, in Mexico City. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 1991 to 1993, a cross-sectional study was conducted in four MISS hospitals, among normal pregnant women who volunteered to participate. Blood samples were taken from women and from the umbilical cord during delivery. Statistical analysis consisted of descriptive statistics and simple and multiple linear regression. RESULTS: A total of 1 404 mother-newborn pairs were studied. Mean maternal age was 25 years. MBL average was 10.7 ± 6.5 µg/dl; no significant differences were found by hospital, age, or marital status. Mean CBL was 10.4 ± 6.2 µg/dl. A log unit increase in MBL corresponded to a log increase of 0.62 in CBL (p< 0.01. Pearson's correlation was 0

  18. Cuidado popular de familias con un adulto mayor sobreviviente del primer accidente cerebrovascular

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    Lucero López-Díaz

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    Full Text Available Introducción: el accidente cerebrovascular afecta a numerosas personas en el mundo y se constituye en la principal causa de muer- te. Los sobrevivientes pueden padecer discapacidad y sufrir modificaciones en las actividades cotidianas. La familia es el principal apoyo del sobreviviente y al ser parte de una misma cultura, construye acciones de cuidado en búsqueda del bienestar. Objetivo: describir las acciones del cuidado popular de las familias con un adulto mayor sobreviviente del primer accidente cerebrovascular. Método: estudio etnográfico, con observación participante y entrevistas en profundidad. Participaron siete familias bogotanas (siete adultos mayores entre los dos y diez meses posteriores al primer accidente cerebrovascular y los siete cuidadores principales respectivos. Resultados: cuidadores y adulto mayor comparten acciones de cuidado para la recuperación, relacionadas con la alimentación, el cuidado personal y la ingesta de medicamentos permeadas por la creencia religiosa, fuente de soporte y vínculo afectivo. Conclusión: conocer el cuidado popular de esta población posibilita proponer acciones culturalmente congruentes con sus valores y creencias para potencializar las ca- pacidades familiares e intermediar en los procesos de tratamiento.

  19. Effects of individual popularity on information spreading in complex networks

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    Gao, Lei; Li, Ruiqi; Shu, Panpan; Wang, Wei; Gao, Hui; Cai, Shimin

    2018-01-01

    In real world, human activities often exhibit preferential selection mechanism based on the popularity of individuals. However, this mechanism is seldom taken into account by previous studies about spreading dynamics on networks. Thus in this work, an information spreading model is proposed by considering the preferential selection based on individuals' current popularity, which is defined as the number of individuals' cumulative contacts with informed neighbors. A mean-field theory is developed to analyze the spreading model. Through systematically studying the information spreading dynamics on uncorrelated configuration networks as well as real-world networks, we find that the popularity preference has great impacts on the information spreading. On the one hand, the information spreading is facilitated, i.e., a larger final prevalence of information and a smaller outbreak threshold, if nodes with low popularity are preferentially selected. In this situation, the effective contacts between informed nodes and susceptible nodes are increased, and nodes almost have uniform probabilities of obtaining the information. On the other hand, if nodes with high popularity are preferentially selected, the final prevalence of information is reduced, the outbreak threshold is increased, and even the information cannot outbreak. In addition, the heterogeneity of the degree distribution and the structure of real-world networks do not qualitatively affect the results. Our research can provide some theoretical supports for the promotion of spreading such as information, health related behaviors, and new products, etc.

  20. Predicting data popularity using Bayesian networks over ATLAS grid sites

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    AUTHOR|(CDS)2072085; The ATLAS collaboration; Klimentov, A; De, K

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    One of the primary tasks in resource utilization of the Distributed Computing at the ATLAS experiment is to replicate newly obtained data from the Production and Distributed Analysis System (PanDA) over grid while minimizing the number of data replicas, but on the other hand if a dataset becomes popular, such replicas should be encouraged to distribute the workload more evenly. To make this feasible it is of significant importance to know, with a good probability, how popular particular datasets will be in future. We are focusing on the analysis of data usage in PanDA system that provides efficient and transparent utilization of the grid for production and analysis tasks. The initial data popularity analysis was done at “A Probabilistic Analysis of Data Popularity in ATLAS Data Caching”, and an idea of Bayesian networks (a high-level representation of a probability distribution over a set of stochastic variables that are used for building a model of the problem domain) for popularity prediction has surfac...

  1. Does Humor Explain Why Relationally Aggressive Adolescents Are Popular?

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    Bowker, Julie C.; Etkin, Rebecca G.

    2013-01-01

    The association between relational aggression and popularity during early adolescence is well established. Yet, little is known about why, exactly, relationally aggressive young adolescents are able to achieve and maintain high popular status among peers. The present study investigated the mediating role of humor in the association between relational aggression and popularity during early adolescence. Also considered was whether the association between relational aggression and humor varies according to adolescents’ gender and their friends’ levels of relational aggression. Participants were 265 sixth-grade students (48% female; 41% racial/ethnic minority; Mage = 12.04 years) who completed peer nomination and friendship measures in their classrooms at two time points (Wave 1: February; Wave 2: May). The results indicated that Wave 1 relational aggression was related to Wave 1 and 2 popularity indirectly through Wave 1 humor, after accounting for the effects of Wave 1 physical aggression, ethnicity, and gender. Additional analyses showed that relational aggression and humor were related significantly only for boys and for young adolescents with highly relationally aggressive friends. The results support the need for further research on humor and aggression during early adolescence and other mechanisms by which relationally aggressive youth achieve high popular status. PMID:24136377

  2. Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)

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    ... for Educators Search English Español Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) KidsHealth / For Kids / Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) What's ... with ALS in the 1930s. What Happens in ALS? ALS damages motor neurons in the brain and ...

  3. Probabilidades de empleo-desempleo en Medellín: evidencia empírica para pensar un seguro de desempleo en Colombia

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    Probabilidades de empleo-desempleo en Medellín: evidencia empírica para pensar un seguro de desempleo en Colombia

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: estimar las probabilidades de empleo-desempleo de la fuerza laboral del área metropolitana de Medellín-Colombia y analizar la duración del desempleo según características individuales y tiempo de búsqueda de empleo de un grupo de trabajadores cesantes de esta área en el año 2004, a fin de aportar evidencia científica para la toma de decisiones en materia de políticas de protección social. Metodología: estudio descriptivo de corte transversal que utilizó fuentes de información secundaria y primaria. Dos categorías centrales de análisis se definieron para los propósitos del estudio: fuerza laboral ocupada y fuerza laboral cesante. Para los fines pertinentes, se aplicaron técnicas de regresión logística y de estimación no paramétrica tipo Kaplan-Meier de tablas de supervivencia. Resultados: los cesantes de sexo femenino, con edad superior a los 44 años, educación media y experiencia laboral en los sectores de la industria y el comercio, fueron los que registraron mayores probabilidades de permanecer desempleados y, por tanto, mayor tiempo promedio de búsqueda de empleo. Discusión: los principales hallazgos del estudio y su relación con otros de carácter local y nacional evidencian que buena parte del desempleo en Colombia es de larga duración y este precedente debería orientar la discusión sobre los alcances y las características de un seguro de desempleo.

  4. Marco de Componentes con soporte para reemplazo dinámico y seguro en sistemas de tiempo real

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    Julio Cano

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    Full Text Available Resumen: En las últimas décadas se han aportado soluciones para el desarrollo de sistemas de tiempo real basados en componentes como base para aumentar la productividad y la fiabilidad de su desarrollo así como su posterior mantenimiento. De modo más reciente están apareciendo soluciones que permiten cierta flexibilidad en estos sistemas con miras a soportar ejecución dinámica a través de reemplazos de componentes en tiempo de ejecución. Para ello se adaptan los modelos de componentes intentando minimizar los conflictos que aparecen al integrar tiempo real y comportamiento dinámico y conseguir reemplazos de componentes en un tiempo acotado. Uno de los principales retos para esto es el cálculo de los tiempos requeridos por las diferentes operaciones necesarias para realizar un reemplazo de componente. El otro gran obstáculo es conocer los tiempos de operación de los componentes del sistema cuando la implementación de éstos puede cambiar durante la vida del sistema. En este trabajo se describe la implementación de un marco de componentes que aporta una solución parcial a estos problemas. Se proporciona un modelo de componentes junto con sus correspondientes algoritmos para asegurar que los componentes pueden ser cargados y reemplazados en tiempo de ejecución sin interferir en el cumplimiento de sus plazos de ejecución. El modelo está diseñado para evitar fallos en los reemplazos de componente. Finalmente se aporta la validación de los conceptos presentados. Abstract: In the last decades solutions have been provided for the real- time component-based systems development as a base to increase productivity and reliability of their development as well as their maintenance. Solutions are increasingly appearing that allow controlled flexibility in these systems, aiming to support dynamic execution through the component replacement at run-time. So, component models are adapted trying to minimize conflicts integrating real-time and

  5. Introduction: ‘Mr Popular Sentiment’: Dickens and Feeling

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    Bethan Carney

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The introduction to this issue of '19', ‘“Mr Popular Sentiment”: Dickens and Feeling’, considers the turn away from Dickens’s sentimentality in the mid-nineteenth century. Drawing upon nineteenth-century reviews, it argues that Dickens’s sentimental characters and pathetic situations were perceived as politically radical and dangerously biased against the upper classes. This became of particular concern from the 1850s onwards, when an increase in literacy and cheaper publications meant that Dickens’s novels could be read by a cross-class mass-market readership. The reaction against ‘Mr Popular Sentiment’ was, in truth, a reaction to his populism and his popularity.

  6. FESTAS POPULARES RELIGIOSAS E SUAS DINÂMICAS ESPACIAIS

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    Christian Dennys Monteiro de Oliveira

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study it treats, theoretically, of the religious popular parties, that if multiply and if they renew as cultural patrimony of the Brazilian metropolises. It establishes a special attention to the geographic dynamic that occur in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará. The central objective is to verify as the motivation of the popular parties, in its different aspects - mythical, politicians, sociological, economic - collaborates with a new ambient and educative dimension: the development of alternatives to the tourist interchange. The methodology, centered in the complex thought looked for, the correlation between offers of important folkloric manifestations and the demand for spectacles in the planning of the Tourism. The result reached expresses the strengthening of these manifestations as tourist sanctuaries. Denying, therefore the restrict vision that collates religions aspects and spectacular aspects; traditions and tourism. In the metropolises, popular parties are necessarily mass parties.

  7. O Banco Popular Português do Porto

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    Hugo Silveira Pereira

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In the midst of the First World War, an entrepreneur in Porto decided to create a new bank, a different bank that should fill in a void in the Portuguese financing system, a popular bank. Emulating what was being done in Central Europe this popular bank had one great objective: to lend money to those who normally couldn’t afford to borrow money. Unfortunately, the good intentions of those investors went up in smoke when they realized that such good intention weren’t profitable nor could they be able to keep the bank running. Quickly did this popular bank became a commercial bank like so many others that were operating in the Portuguese market at the time. After a promising start, the bank suddenly went through some hardships, due to the crisis of the 1920’s and to bad investments, and eventually was shut down, after eleven years of activity.

  8. Misrepresentation of UK homicide characteristics in popular culture.

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    Brown, J; Hughes, N S; McGlen, M C; Crichton, J H M

    2014-03-01

    The homicide statistics of a popular UK television fictional crime series and the former Lothian & Borders police force region, Scotland were compared. This comparison was used to consider the implications for public attitudes which may influence the adoption of public health interventions to reduce homicide. 217 homicides were identified by 105 perpetrators in the television series 'Midsomer Murders' between 1997 and 2011; these were compared to 55 homicides by 53 perpetrators in the regional sample between 2006 and 2011. The numbers of serial killings (p homicides, female perpetrators (p homicide by kitchen knives (p homicide rates. If the popular perception of UK homicides is influenced by popular culture, the importance of such a public health intervention may not be apparent. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.

  9. Independent Comparison of Popular DPI Tools for Traffic Classification

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    Bujlow, Tomasz; Carela-Español, Valentín; Barlet-Ros, Pere

    2015-01-01

    Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is the state-of-the-art technology for traffic classification. According to the conventional wisdom, DPI is the most accurate classification technique. Consequently, most popular products, either commercial or open-source, rely on some sort of DPI for traffic classifi......Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is the state-of-the-art technology for traffic classification. According to the conventional wisdom, DPI is the most accurate classification technique. Consequently, most popular products, either commercial or open-source, rely on some sort of DPI for traffic......, application and web service). We carefully built a labeled dataset with more than 750K flows, which contains traffic from popular applications. We used the Volunteer-Based System (VBS), developed at Aalborg University, to guarantee the correct labeling of the dataset. We released this dataset, including full...

  10. TRIVIAL OR COMMENDABLE?: WOMEN'S WRITING, POPULAR CULTURE, AND CHICK LIT

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    Mary Ryan

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available There are a number of similarities between popular culture and women's writing: both have been dismissed as trivial and worthless, have traditionally received little respect from critics, and have been scorned because of theis apparently "low-brow" appeal. Additionally, both were long excluded from the literary Canon. In contemporary culture, the intersection of popular culture and women's writing takes the form of chick lit, the contemporary genre of fiction starring female characters in their 20s and 30s as they make their way through their lives and tackle all the obstacles in their way. As well as outlining the characteristics and history of chick lit, this paper will discuss the negative reception that popular culture, women's writing, and chick lit has often been subjected to, and will show how studies are now emerging with the aim of demonstrating how such genres may have more worth and potential than is typically suggested.

  11. Ideological and political conflicts about popular music in Serbia

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    Đurković Miša

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper is focused on ideological and political conflicts about popular music in Serbia, as a good example of wrong and confused searching for identity. Basic conflict that author is analyzing is about oriental elements (such as asymmetric rhythmic patterns and melismatic singing and the question if they are legitimate parts of Serbian musical heritage or not. Author is making an analysis of three periods in twentieth century, in which absolutely the same arguments were used, and he's paying special attention to contemporary conflicts, trying to explain why all of the theories are ideologically based. Author is insisting on role market played in development and modernization of popular music in Serbia. The article is ending with some recommendations for better understanding of cultural identity in Serbia, and for recognizing popular music as specific field of interest and research.

  12. Disk storage management for LHCb based on Data Popularity estimator

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    INSPIRE-00545541; Charpentier, Philippe; Ustyuzhanin, Andrey

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    This paper presents an algorithm providing recommendations for optimizing the LHCb data storage. The LHCb data storage system is a hybrid system. All datasets are kept as archives on magnetic tapes. The most popular datasets are kept on disks. The algorithm takes the dataset usage history and metadata (size, type, configuration etc.) to generate a recommendation report. This article presents how we use machine learning algorithms to predict future data popularity. Using these predictions it is possible to estimate which datasets should be removed from disk. We use regression algorithms and time series analysis to find the optimal number of replicas for datasets that are kept on disk. Based on the data popularity and the number of replicas optimization, the algorithm minimizes a loss function to find the optimal data distribution. The loss function represents all requirements for data distribution in the data storage system. We demonstrate how our algorithm helps to save disk space and to reduce waiting times ...

  13. Analysis of user activities on popular medical forums

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    Kamalov, M. V.; Dobrynin, V. Y.; Balykina, Y. E.; Martynov, R. S.

    2017-10-01

    The paper is devoted to detailed investigation of users’ behavior and level of expertise on online medical forums. Two popular forums were analyzed in terms of presence of experts who answer health related questions and participate in discussions. This study provides insight into the quality of medical information that one can get from the web resources, and also illustrates relationship between approved medical experts and popular authors of the considered forums. During experiments several machine learning and natural language processing methods were evaluated against to available web content to get further understanding of structure and distribution of information about medicine available online nowadays. As a result of this study the hypothesis of existing correlation between approved medical experts and popular authors has been rejected.

  14. Predicting Key Events in the Popularity Evolution of Online Information.

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    Hu, Ying; Hu, Changjun; Fu, Shushen; Fang, Mingzhe; Xu, Wenwen

    2017-01-01

    The popularity of online information generally experiences a rising and falling evolution. This paper considers the "burst", "peak", and "fade" key events together as a representative summary of popularity evolution. We propose a novel prediction task-predicting when popularity undergoes these key events. It is of great importance to know when these three key events occur, because doing so helps recommendation systems, online marketing, and containment of rumors. However, it is very challenging to solve this new prediction task due to two issues. First, popularity evolution has high variation and can follow various patterns, so how can we identify "burst", "peak", and "fade" in different patterns of popularity evolution? Second, these events usually occur in a very short time, so how can we accurately yet promptly predict them? In this paper we address these two issues. To handle the first one, we use a simple moving average to smooth variation, and then a universal method is presented for different patterns to identify the key events in popularity evolution. To deal with the second one, we extract different types of features that may have an impact on the key events, and then a correlation analysis is conducted in the feature selection step to remove irrelevant and redundant features. The remaining features are used to train a machine learning model. The feature selection step improves prediction accuracy, and in order to emphasize prediction promptness, we design a new evaluation metric which considers both accuracy and promptness to evaluate our prediction task. Experimental and comparative results show the superiority of our prediction solution.

  15. Predicting Key Events in the Popularity Evolution of Online Information.

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    Ying Hu

    Full Text Available The popularity of online information generally experiences a rising and falling evolution. This paper considers the "burst", "peak", and "fade" key events together as a representative summary of popularity evolution. We propose a novel prediction task-predicting when popularity undergoes these key events. It is of great importance to know when these three key events occur, because doing so helps recommendation systems, online marketing, and containment of rumors. However, it is very challenging to solve this new prediction task due to two issues. First, popularity evolution has high variation and can follow various patterns, so how can we identify "burst", "peak", and "fade" in different patterns of popularity evolution? Second, these events usually occur in a very short time, so how can we accurately yet promptly predict them? In this paper we address these two issues. To handle the first one, we use a simple moving average to smooth variation, and then a universal method is presented for different patterns to identify the key events in popularity evolution. To deal with the second one, we extract different types of features that may have an impact on the key events, and then a correlation analysis is conducted in the feature selection step to remove irrelevant and redundant features. The remaining features are used to train a machine learning model. The feature selection step improves prediction accuracy, and in order to emphasize prediction promptness, we design a new evaluation metric which considers both accuracy and promptness to evaluate our prediction task. Experimental and comparative results show the superiority of our prediction solution.

  16. The portrayal of migraine in popular music: observations and implications.

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    Roberts, Daniel L; Vargas, Bert B

    2012-01-01

    To describe the manner in which migraine and migaineurs are depicted in popular music. Prior studies have elucidated the ways in which the popular perception of neurological disorders is shaped by popular culture, from the inflated expectations of the prognosis of coma patients in television dramas to the association of intractable headaches with demonic possession and death by violence in the cinema. searched popular online music sites for songs with the word "migraine" in their titles. Song lyrics were studied for tone, content, and the light in which they portrayed migraine sufferers. One hundred thirty-four songs met inclusion criteria, representing the work of 126 artists. The majority of the recording artists were male (112 of 126 artists, 89%). One hundred seven of the 134 songs (80%) were recorded since 2000. Of the 79 songs that contained lyrics, 16 (20%) included explicit content; 43 (54%) make reference to hopelessness, despair, or severe pain; and 27 (34%) contained references to killing or death. Only 9 songs (11%) made any reference to successful treatment, resolution, or hope of any sort, the same number that made lyrical references to explosions or bombs. The portrayal of a disease in popular music can reflect the artist's perceptions, anxieties, and prejudices about the disease and its victims. The public, including patients, may accept these portrayals as accurate. Clinicians familiar with the portrayal of headache sufferers in cinema will not be surprised that popular musicians (both migraineurs and non-migraineurs) portray migraines as intractable, violent, and all-consuming. The lack of any balancing view is disheartening, especially in light of the advances in migraine awareness and treatment over the past decade. Perhaps the most surprising finding is that the vast majority of migraine songs are written and performed by men. © 2012 American Headache Society.

  17. Popularity and Relevance of Science Education and Scientific Literacy

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    Graeber, Wolfgang; Blonder, Ron; Bolte, Claus

    2008-01-01

    A consortium of researchers from 8 European nations has successfully applied to the EU commission for funding the PARSEL (Popularity and Relevance in Science Education for Scientific Literacy) project, which aims at raising the popularity and relevance of science teaching and enhancing students...... of a range of personal and social skills (including cognitive skills associated with investigatory scientific problem solving and socio-scientific decision making) and clarify the relevancy of science education for the 21st century. This symposium will introduce and discuss the project PARSEL ideas within...... profile, including more innovative approaches and expanding the existing network beyond the European borders....

  18. Popular product development: strategy, innovation and decision making

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    Maria Cecília Sobral

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available This work studies the decision process involved in the development of a popular product in Brazil for a multinational company. The method was case study. The product was launched in the market at the end of 2003, being the first popular product of the company in the world. Some interesting points of this study: a The importance of the new market (the bottom of income pyramid to the company; b The development of a product specifically addressed to the needs of this market with a totally customized solution; c The decision of a new product platform development.

  19. Editorial - Wikipedia popularity from a citation analysis point of view

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    Alireza Noruzi

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    This study aims to provide an overview of the citation rate of Wikipedia since its launch in 2004. It is worth noting that since its inception Wikipedia, the free international multi-lingual encyclopedia, has been subject to criticism (Fasoldt, 2004; Orlowski, 2005; Lipczynska, 2005). Wikipedia as a popular web resource appears in response to every keyword search on Google. One way to test the popularity of a web resource is to use citation analysis method to predict to what extend it is cite...

  20. El arreglo en la música popular

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    Madoery, Diego

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    Este artículo continúa la investigación planteada en el trabajo "Los Procedimientos de Producción Musical en Música Popular" . Deseamos, en esta segunda parte, avanzar sobre el arreglo como procedimiento característico de este ámbito musical. Nuevamente abordaremos la problemática desde un enfoque interpretativo que nos permita reconocer vínculos y sentidos en los modos de producción particulares de la música popular. Facultad de Bellas Artes

  1. A cultura popular e as atividades rítmicas

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    Perini, Célia Guimarães

    2002-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Desportos. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação Física. Esta é uma pesquisa que tem como tema central as relações entre a cultura popular e as atividades rítmicas em uma comunidade de raiz étnica germânica, mais precisamente, um estudo de caso realizado num bairro da cidade de Joinville denominado Vila Nova. Como objetivos do processo de pesquisa tivemos a identificação dos elementos da cultura popular relacionado ...

  2. The sociology of popular music, interdisciplinarity and aesthetic autonomy.

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    Marshall, Lee

    2011-03-01

    This paper considers the impact of interdisciplinarity upon sociological research, focusing on one particular case: the academic study of popular music. 'Popular music studies' is an area of research characterized by interdisciplinarity and, in keeping with broader intellectual trends, this approach is assumed to offer significant advantages. As such, popular music studies is broadly typical of contemporary intellectual and governmental attitudes regarding the best way to research specific topics. Such interdisciplinarity, however, has potential costs and this paper highlights one of the most significant: an over-emphasis upon shared substantive interests and subsequent undervaluation of shared epistemological understandings. The end result is a form of 'ghettoization' within sociology itself, with residents of any particular ghetto displaying little awareness of developments in neighbouring ghettos. Reporting from one such ghetto, this paper considers some of the ways in which the sociology of popular music has been limited by its positioning within an interdisciplinary environment and suggests two strategies for developing a more fully-realized sociology of popular music. First, based on the assumption that a sociological understanding of popular music shares much in common with a sociological understanding of everything else, this paper calls for increased intradisciplinary research between sociologists of varying specialisms. The second strategy, however, involves a reconceptualization of the disciplinary limits of sociology, as it argues that a sociology of popular music needs to accept musical specificity as part of its remit. Such acceptance has thus far been limited not only by an interdisciplinary context but also by the long-standing sociological scepticism toward the analysis of aesthetic objects. As such, this paper offers an intervention into wider debates concerning the remit of sociological enquiry, and whether it is ever appropriate for sociological

  3. The First World War in Popular Music since 1958

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    The First World War in Popular Music since 1958Peter GrantIntroductionSince 1958 there have been over 1,400 newly composed songs ‘about’ the First World War in the different genres of popular music with numbers increasing signifi cantly since the new millennium. By this I mean songs where the infl uence of the war is discernible, whether directly or through ‘signifi ers’ or references, in the title or lyrics. Not surprisingly the largest number emanate from countries that were prominent in th...

  4. Not your ordinary librarian debunking the popular perceptions of librarians

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    White, Ashanti

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    When you picture a librarian, what do you imagine? An old white woman with glasses and a prudish disposition? That is the image that many people conjure up when asked to picture a librarian; with 82 per cent of the professional force being female and the average age of a librarian at 45, coupled with popular stereotypical images, it is difficult to dispute the perceptions. But there is more to librarians than meets the eye. This book will explore the origin of the image and popular media images of the librarian, in addition to the effects of the stereotype, and the challenges to the perception

  5. The Roles of Popular Music in Video Games

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    Frydenlund, Jørgen

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    This thesis explores the roles of popular music in video games. It draws on the analytical tools used in ludomusicology, film music studies and studies of music videos. Unlike other audiovisual media, video games are based on interactivity and a range of narrativity based on genre. Some games focus on gameplay and others are more inclined with telling a good story. Implementation of popular music in video games has history stretching all the way back to the 80's, and is currently becoming an ...

  6. United States-Mexico cross-border health insurance initiatives: Salud Migrante and Medicare in Mexico Iniciativas transfronterizas de seguro de salud entre México y los Estados Unidos: Salud Migrante y Medicare en México

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    Arturo Vargas Bustamante

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    Full Text Available While U.S. health care reform will most likely reduce the overall number of uninsured Mexican-Americans, it does not address challenges related to health care coverage for undocumented Mexican immigrants, who will remain uninsured under the measures of the reform; documented low-income Mexican immigrants who have not met the five-year waiting period required for Medicaid benefits; or the growing number of retired U.S. citizens living in Mexico, who lack easy access to Medicare-supported services. This article reviews two promising binational initiatives that could help address these challenges-Salud Migrante and Medicare in Mexico; discusses their prospective applications within the context of U.S. health care reform; and identifies potential challenges to their implementation (legal, political, and regulatory, as well as the possible benefits, including coverage of uninsured Mexican immigrants, and their integration into the U.S. health care system (through Salud Migrante, and access to lower-cost Medicare-supported health care for U.S. retirees in Mexico (Medicare in Mexico.Aunque la reforma del sector sanitario de los Estados Unidos muy probablemente reducirá el número global de ciudadanos estadounidenses de origen mexicano sin cobertura de atención de la salud, esta reforma no afronta los problemas relacionados con esta cobertura para los inmigrantes mexicanos indocumentados, quienes seguirán sin tener seguro aun tras la aplicación de las medidas de la reforma; para los inmigrantes mexicanos documentados de bajos ingresos que no han cumplido el período de espera de cinco años requerido para recibir las prestaciones de Medicaid; o para el número cada vez mayor de ciudadanos estadounidenses jubilados que viven en México y no pueden acceder con facilidad a los servicios de Medicare. En este artículo se analizan dos iniciativas binacionales prometedoras que podrían ayudar a afrontar estos retos: Salud Migrante y Medicare en M

  7. Queer Girls and Popular Culture: Reading, Resisting, and Creating Media

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    Blackburn, Mollie V.

    2010-01-01

    This article reviews Driver's monograph, "Queer Girls and Popular Culture: Reading, Resisting, and Creating Media," reporting on queer girls' active engagement with television characters, films, lesbian magazines, online communities, and music. She explores the consequences of their engagements with these media on their lives and their…

  8. Point of View: Does Popular Music Have Educational Value?

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    Eight music educators offer their views on the pros and cons of including pop/rock music in the curriculum. Some participants describe methods they've developed to highlight or to integrate contemporary music in their courses. This article is part of a theme issue on popular music. (SJL)

  9. The Affordances Of Repackaged Popular Music From The Past

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    markdownabstractThis thesis explores the affordances of repackaged popular music from the past. Particularly, how they feature in audiences’ reflections on different stages and transitions in their life course. Three case studies highlight different modes of repackaging and illustrate how

  10. Popular Music Pedagogy: Band Rehearsals at British Universities

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    Pulman, Mark

    2014-01-01

    There has been little published pedagogical research on popular music group rehearsing. This study explores the perceptions of tutors and student pop/rock bands about the rehearsals in which they were involved as a part of their university music course. The participants were 10 tutors and 16 bands from eight British tertiary institutions. Analysis…

  11. Towards a University Popular Theatre: The Case of University of ...

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    The primary objective of this paper is to argue that university theatre can be made popular and contribute to social change in Botswana if proper processes and methodologies are employed. It is the aim of the paper therefore to see in what way it can best achieve this, employing the techniques of Paulo Freire Pedagogy of ...

  12. India's Music: Popular Film Songs in the Classroom

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    Sarrazin, Natalie

    2006-01-01

    Indian film industry is the largest film industry in the world, with an output roughly three times that of Hollywood. This popular world music could easily be an exciting part of a multicultural music education curriculum. This music not only exposes students to an entirely new musical genre and cultural industry, but can also change their…

  13. Popular Music in a 21st Century Education

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    Rodriguez, Carlos Xavier

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, the author shares his thoughts regarding the future role of popular music in music education at a moment when there seems to be greater receptiveness to this idea than ever before. What is the reason for this increased receptiveness? It may be that music educators have sensed that a new playing field has evolved. There is now some…

  14. Bringing American Popular Culture to the English Departments in Indonesia*

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    Dewi N.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available One outcome of the globalization process is the growing influence and dominance of American popular culture. The speed with which American music, films, and goods have flooded the markets worldwide is remarkably high, thanks to the advancement of telecommunication technologies and the Internet. Increased cultural transfer or, more precisely, internationalization of American culture has posed both fear and fascination to other cultures. How do people in the academia respond to this conundrum of cross-cultural contacts? What do we teach when we teach popular culture? What viable research in American popular culture is encouraged so as to result in impartially beneficial impacts for society at large? This paper is to argue that one can become an avid learner or critic of a certain culture when s/he finds meaningful connections between that culture and life itself. The teaching of American popular culture in the English Department, for instance, has to be locally contextualized, learner-participant oriented, and socially self-actualized. In this way, American Studies outside the U. S. may in turn become less centralized as the interchange of cross-cultural understanding takes place concurrently.

  15. Full Text Psychology Journals Available from Popular Library Databases

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    Joswick, Kathleen E.

    2006-01-01

    The author identified 433 core journals in psychology and investigated their full text availability in popular databases. While 62 percent of the studied journals were available in at least one database, access from individual databases ranged from 1.4 percent to 38.1 percent of the titles. The full text of influential psychology journals is not…

  16. Perceptual Effects of Dynamic Range Compression in Popular Music Recordings

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    Hjortkjær, Jens; Walther-Hansen, Mads

    2014-01-01

    There is a widespread belief that the increasing use of dynamic range compression in music mastering (the loudnesswar) deteriorates sound quality but experimental evidence of perceptual effects is lacking. In this study, normal hearing listeners were asked to evaluate popular music recordings...

  17. Gender Differences of Popular Music Production in Secondary Schools

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    Abramo, Joseph Michael

    2011-01-01

    In this case study, the author investigated how students' gender affected their participation in a secondary popular music class in which participants wrote and performed original music. Three same-gendered rock groups and two mixed-gendered rock groups were observed. Would students of different genders rehearse and compose differently? How would…

  18. Libraries and the Preservation of American Popular Culture Dance.

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    Forbes, John M.

    1980-01-01

    Argues that libraries have done little to preserve the record of the American popular dance and recommends that they promote dance experiences as community outreach activities, providing such accompanying materials as sheet music, phonograph records, audiotapes, and player piano rolls. Seventeen references are listed. (RAA)

  19. Characteristics, content, and significance of the popular health periodicals literature.

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    Rees, A M

    1987-01-01

    An analysis of the content of sixty popular health periodicals covered in 1986 by the Consumer Health & Nutrition Index was made to identify the characteristics and concerns of popular health magazines and newsletters. The literature mirrors the health values and anxieties of the American public. While some of the literature diverges from mainstream allopathic medicine, most popular publications succeed in presenting coherent, reasoned, and documented viewpoints. Because there is no consensus on many medical problems, it is important that individuals have the freedom to read dissenting and alternative points of view and consider multiple options before making informed and reasoned health decisions. The popular literature is a valuable yet inexpensive source of reliable information on topics of current concern. The publications are not as well known as they deserve to be because they have not been adequately indexed, while they have not been indexed because they are not well known. The Consumer Health & Nutrition Index now provides expanded subject access to sixty health-related periodicals plus all health-related articles in sixteen general interest magazines. PMID:3450343

  20. Copper and lead levels in two popular leafy vegetables grown ...

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    A study was carried out to determine the levels of two heavy metals, Lead (Pb) and Copper (Cu), in two popular leafy vegetables grown around Morogoro Municipality in Tanzania. Vegetable samples of Pumpkin leaves ( Cucurbita moschata) and Chinese cabbage ( Brassica chinensis) were collected from three sites and ...

  1. Health Deficits and (the Absence of Popular Mobilization in Brazil

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    Madhvi Gupta

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    Full Text Available The article explains why Brazil’s popular sectors made claims for health during the 1970s and why they did not do so during the 1990s. I argue that the intervention of “external actors”—better situated individuals and social groups—makes all the difference for popular mobilization. This is because they have the skills and resources to challenge dominant ideas, construct mobilization frames and inspire belief among the popular sectors that their actions can be successful. Health movements emerged in the mid-1970s with the intervention of doctors, medical students and the Catholic Church. During the 1990s, however, these external actors largely retreated from an activist role and took up more routine activities. Based on my research in Sapopemba (São Paulo, I argue that without the engagement of middle-class professionals and progressive Church officials, the popular sectors were caught in a “cognitive trap” so that they did not believe their actions would be successful.

  2. Ethnic Identity and Cultural Achievement: Popular Mythology and Archeological Realities.

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    Wallace, Ron

    The difficulties faced by ethnic groups today are related not only to widespread unfamiliarity with the cultural evolution of specific groups, but to an inadequate popular understanding of the processes of cultural evolution itself, i.e., man's prehistory. Archeology can make significant contributions in this regard by counteracting the…

  3. Queer Breeding: Historicising Popular Culture, Homosexuality and Informal Sex Education

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    Marshall, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Through an analysis of gay protest music (1975) and an educational kit for students (1978), both sponsored by the Campaign for Homosexual Equality in the UK, this paper brings into focus a history of gay rights activists' efforts to marshal popular culture in the development of informal sex education for young people in the second half of the…

  4. Towards an Epistemology of Authenticity in Higher Popular Music Education

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    Parkinson, Tom; Smith, Gareth Dylan

    2015-01-01

    Popular music education is becoming firmly established as an academic field, in the UK and internationally. In order to help ensure that scholarship and practice within the field develop in reflexive and ethical ways appropriate to particular traditions, musics, people and institutional contexts, the authors advocate a discursive and iterative…

  5. Contemporary Zimbabwean popular music in the context of adversities

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    Contemporary Zimbabwean popular and urban genres of music namely, urban grooves and its variant Zimdancehall emerged and continue to exist at a time when the country is grappling with socio-economic and political adversities. The music has become part and parcel of crucial artistic forms and artistic dissent.

  6. Using a Popular Pet Fish Species to Study Territorial Behaviour

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    Abante, Maria E.

    2005-01-01

    The colourful, vigorous territorial display behaviour of the Siamese fighting fish, "Betta splendens", has great appeal for both pet enthusiasts and animal behaviourists. Their beauty, longevity, easy maintenance and rearing make them a popular pet and an ideal science laboratory specimen. This investigation utilises "B. splendens" to test for the…

  7. Using Popular Nonfiction in Organic Chemistry: Teaching More than Content

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    Amaral, Katie E.; Shibley, Ivan A., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    Assigning a popular nonfiction book as a supplemental text in organic chemistry can help students learn valuable skills. An analysis of student feedback on assignments related to a nonfiction book in two different organic courses revealed that students applied the information from the book, improved their communication skills, and were more…

  8. Fragmentation, Intertextuality and Hyperreality: The Postmodern and Popular Filipino Films

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    Erwhin Clarin

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Watching popular films can help students take certain arguments in the theory of knowledge more seriously. Such claims bring to fore what the postmodernist critic Frederic Jameson (1998 refers to as the erosion of distinction between high culture (as represented by philosophy and the act of philosophizing and popular culture (embodied by popular films as when these products of mass culture are used as texts for philosophical and literary studies. The present study was designed to analyze popular Filipino films as text, in order to achieve the researcher’s aims: one is to prove that movies can truly be philosophic and literary, by highlighting the dominant features of postmodernist fiction discernible in the selected contemporary films, and how these features were related to the over-all narrative structure, characterization, and thematic content, and more importantly, to participate in the effacement of the line between high art and commercial art, demonstrating in the end that "le postmoderne" has finally reached the Philippines.

  9. Macroeconomic and social change and popular demand for redistribution

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    Jæger, Mads Meier

    This paper tests the self-interest hypothesis arguing that changes in macroeconomic and social conditions affect popular demand for redistribution. I analyze data from four waves of the European Social Survey and use a synthetic cohort design to generate pseudo panel data for socio-demographic gr...

  10. POPULAR MARKETS: FROM FUTURE STUDIES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS

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    Antonio Thiago Benedete da Silva

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Strategies for running companies in low-income markets have been in the spotlight in both the academic and the corporate environments.However, the first discussions about the relevance of such markets arose during the 1980s, when scenario-prospecting studies showed that popular markets would provide many opportunities around the year 2000.Indeed, at present, the base of the pyramid has many unaddressed needs that offer business possibilities for those companies that are willing to review their strategies. In this context, product development becomes increasingly important, since products targeting consumers of the C, D and E classes may need different features from those of goods manufactured for the A and B classes.The aim of this study is to revisit past popular market forecasts and to identify development trends for goods that target low- income consumers.Our results indicate that Wright and Johnson’s (1984 studies predicted that Brazil would maintain both qualitative and quantitative progress in its socioeconomic development over the next two decades and that the development of popular products is undergoing a buoyant phase.Several functional perspectives were used to develop an understanding of the phenomenon, especially marketing, engineering and manufacturing.Key words: Future studies. Popular markets. Product development.

  11. The global popularity of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

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    Frank M. Dattilio

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This article addresses the efficacy of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and the increasing global popularity of the approach among various cultures with a broad range of emotional and behavioral disorders. The article specifically discusses future direction in the field and implications for practitioners in various cultures.

  12. Rhythm-based segmentation of Popular Chinese Music

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    Jensen, Karl Kristoffer

    2005-01-01

    We present a new method to segment popular music based on rhythm. By computing a shortest path based on the self-similarity matrix calculated from a model of rhythm, segmenting boundaries are found along the di- agonal of the matrix. The cost of a new segment is opti- mized by matching manual...

  13. A Content Analysis of Cognitive Health Promotion in Popular Magazines

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    Friedman, Daniela B.; Laditka, Sarah B.; Laditka, James N.; Price, Anna E.

    2011-01-01

    Health behaviors, particularly physical activity, may promote cognitive health. The public agenda for health behaviors is influenced by popular media. We analyzed the cognitive health content of 20 United States magazines, examining every page of every 2006-2007 issue of the highest circulating magazines for general audiences, women, men, African…

  14. Popular Music and Classical Musicians: Strategies and Perspectives

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    Allsup, Randall Everett

    2011-01-01

    In recent years, popular music has become a growing area of music study and is increasingly accepted in schools and universities around the world. Despite this general enthusiasm, classically trained music teachers bring a certain hesitation to this art form, perhaps because too few have had formal hands-on experience with it. This article…

  15. Revisioning Premodern Fine Art as Popular Visual Culture

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    Duncum, Paul

    2014-01-01

    Employing the concept of a rhetoric of emotions, European Premodern fine art is revisioned as popular culture. From ancient times, the rhetoric of emotion was one of the principle concepts informing the theory and practice of all forms of European cultural production, including the visual arts, until it was gradually displaced during the 1700s and…

  16. The Asian Financial Crisis, Globalisation and Popular Education.

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    Brown, Tony

    1998-01-01

    Globalization is a confused and confusing term being used to explain a wide range of phenomena. It is presented as being outside anyone's control, neutral, and free of class interests. The Asian financial crisis illustrates that human agency still plays a role. Popular educators can help reinforce the idea that collective action does make a…

  17. English 177: Literature and Popular Culture, The Graphic Novel

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    Misemer, Leah

    2015-01-01

    This section of English 177: Literature and Popular Culture, The Graphic Novel was designed to teach students to "make compelling arguments about and in various media" and to produce a "professional-like final product that represents their work to the world at large." While twice weekly lectures by Professor Robin Valenza…

  18. Sourcing data in popular music research in Nigeria | Ogisi | OGIRISI ...

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    The dependence of popular music on the media for its dissemination throws up a new set of challenges for scholars operating with traditional music and art music. However being music he/she still has to investigate the time tested sources along with new sources that are now usually used or looked up to for data. However ...

  19. Exoskeletons: Generating Content for Popular Music in 2016

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    Hayward, Casey Ann

    2016-01-01

    People all over the world are engaging with popular music, particularly through social media platforms, where views are often in the billions and climbing. Sacks (2007), a world-renowned neurologist, coined the term "earworms" to refer to songs that play repetitively in one's head for no apparent reason, sometimes for days, even years,…

  20. Popularity, likeability, and peer conformity: Four field experiments

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    Gommans, R.; Sandstrom, M.J.; Stevens, G.W.J.M.; Bogt, T.F.M. ter; Cillessen, A.H.N.

    2017-01-01

    Adolescents tend to alter their attitudes and behaviors to match those of others; a peer influence process named peer conformity. This study investigated to what extent peer conformity depended on the status (popularity and likeability) of the influencer and the influencee. The study consisted of

  1. Popular physical therapy modalities in the management of whiplash ...

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    Popular physical therapy modalities in the management of whiplash-associated disorders. ED Watson, Y Coopoo. Abstract. Objectives. The aim of this study was to determine current physiotherapy practice in private clinics across the UK in the management of whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) injuries. Design.

  2. Using Popular Movies in Teaching Cross-Cultural Management

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    Pandey, Satish

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The present study aims to understand context and dynamics of cognitive learning of students as an outcome of the usage of popular movies as a learning tool in the management classroom and specifically in the context of a course on cross-cultural management issues. Design/methodology/approach: This is an exploratory study based on…

  3. Popular Culture, the "Victim" Trope and Queer Youth Analytics

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    Marshall, Daniel

    2010-01-01

    This article offers a joint reading of two cultural texts that reflect the contest over victim-oriented characterizations of queer youth in contemporary culture. The first text is a representation of queer youth taken from the popular UK television series "Shameless" (2004). The second text is an online discussion about representations…

  4. Popular Music as a Foundation for a French Culture Course.

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    Abrate, Jayne

    1988-01-01

    Described an advanced college-level course on contemporary French culture which used popular songs, supplemented by readings and news articles, as the focus for presentations on cultural phenomena relating to geography and travel, the family, education, work and leisure, government, and daily life. (CB)

  5. Between the Popular and the Mass. Approaches to Contemporary Press

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    Lic. Belén Alonso

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is an attempt to make a necessary introduction through the systematization of clasical readings that make to history and debates on the modern press in the swing of the definitions on the popular and the massive culture.

  6. The variety, popularity and nutritional quality of tuck shop items ...

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    Method: A cross-sectional tuck shop survey. Nutritional analyses were conducted using the ... Results: Savoury pies were the most popular lunch item for all learners for both breaks (n = 5, 45%, and n = 3, 27.3%), selling the most number of units (43) per day at eight schools (72.7%). Iced popsicles were sold at almost every ...

  7. Biodun Jeyifo: The Yoruba Popular Travelling Theatre or Nigeria ...

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    Nigerian Magazines Publications, 1984. There is no shortage of books on the market about African theatre, but the. Yoruba Popular Travelling Theatre or Nigeria is almost unique. Whereas critics have written predominantly about plays published as texts and intended mostly for elite audiences, Jeyifo has focussed on a ...

  8. The variety, popularity and nutritional quality of tuck shop items ...

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    Mar 29, 2011 ... are likely to purchase either a “complete” lunch option, or food and. Abstract. Objectives: To determine the variety, popularity and nutritional quality of the food and beverages sold to primary school pupils. Method: A cross-sectional tuck shop survey. Nutritional analyses were conducted using the South ...

  9. Popular Media Representations of Physical Activity among Mothers

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    Sanders, Margaret P.; Dlugonski, Deirdre

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: Many mothers fail to meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity. Popular media magazines targeting mothers provide information about physical activity and health, but little is known about the framing and content of physical activity messages within these sources. The aim of this content analysis was to analyze the framing and…

  10. Popularity prediction tool for ATLAS distributed data management

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    Beermann, T; Maettig, P; Stewart, G; Lassnig, M; Garonne, V; Barisits, M; Vigne, R; Serfon, C; Goossens, L; Nairz, A; Molfetas, A

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes a popularity prediction tool for data-intensive data management systems, such as ATLAS distributed data management (DDM). It is fed by the DDM popularity system, which produces historical reports about ATLAS data usage, providing information about files, datasets, users and sites where data was accessed. The tool described in this contribution uses this historical information to make a prediction about the future popularity of data. It finds trends in the usage of data using a set of neural networks and a set of input parameters and predicts the number of accesses in the near term future. This information can then be used in a second step to improve the distribution of replicas at sites, taking into account the cost of creating new replicas (bandwidth and load on the storage system) compared to gain of having new ones (faster access of data for analysis). To evaluate the benefit of the redistribution a grid simulator is introduced that is able replay real workload on different data distributions. This article describes the popularity prediction method and the simulator that is used to evaluate the redistribution.

  11. Popular Songs, Literary Texts: A Literary Analysis of Fuji Songs ...

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    Specifically, the paper demonstrates that the popular Fuji songs associated with the Yoruba of South West Nigeria are not only literary in essence, but are worthy of serious academic attention and yield fruits which are as illuminating aesthetically and culturally as the analysis of written literature. Finally, the paper establishes ...

  12. Historic Essay on the Popularization of Chemistry in Croatia

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    Raos, N.

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The first book on popular chemistry, Lučba za svakoga ili popularna kemija (Chem for Everybody or Popular Chemistry was written in 1881 by Croatian polyhistor of Slovak origin Bogoslav (Bohuslav Šulek (1816–1895. The book was intended primarily for poorly educated peasants to help them in their trade; at that time chemistry had been taught for no more than 20 years at high schools and five years at the University of Zagreb.The popularization of science in Croatia was aided by the foundation of Hrvatsko prirodoslovno društvo (Croatian Society for Natural Sciences in 1885, and its magazine for popularizing science Priroda (Nature in 1911. However, there were not many articles on chemistry in the magazine; the authors as well as editors were mostly astronomers, biologists, geologists, and paleontologists, thus chemistry was mostly presented in the context of these disciplines. However, the Croatian Society for Natural Sciences published 123 booklets on popular science, but only 18 in chemistry.After World War I, the leading popular chemistry author was Fran Bubanovia (1883–1956, former student of Svante Arrhenius and first chemistry professor at the Zagreb School of Medicine. His books primarily intended to explain to the general public, presumably young people, the role of chemistry and chemical technology in the modern industrial world. His books deal mostly with the life and achievements of famous chemists (D. I. Mendeleev, W. Ramsay, S. Arrhenius, L. Pasteur, E. Fischer, M. Bertholet. His books, Slike iz kemije (Sketches from Chemistry, 1917, Kemija ?ivih biaa (Chemistry of Living Beings, 1918 and Iz moderne kemije (From Modern Chemistry, 1927 were very popular in his time.The first author after World War II was Drago Grdenia (b. 1919, professor at Zagreb Faculty of Science and leading Croatian crystallographer, as well as expert in the history of chemistry. His books deal mostly with the new achievements in chemistry (atomic and

  13. Relative Quality and Popularity Evaluation of Multilingual Wikipedia Articles

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    Włodzimierz Lewoniewski

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Despite the fact that Wikipedia is often criticized for its poor quality, it continues to be one of the most popular knowledge bases in the world. Articles in this free encyclopedia on various topics can be created and edited in about 300 different language versions independently. Our research has showed that in language sensitive topics, the quality of information can be relatively better in the relevant language versions. However, in most cases, it is difficult for the Wikipedia readers to determine the language affiliation of the described subject. Additionally, each language edition of Wikipedia can have own rules in the manual assessing of the content’s quality. There are also differences in grading schemes between language versions: some use a 6–8 grade system to assess articles, and some are limited to 2–3. This makes automatic quality comparison of articles between various languages a challenging task, particularly if we take into account a large number of unassessed articles; some of the Wikipedia language editions have over 99% of articles without a quality grade. The paper presents the results of a relative quality and popularity assessment of over 28 million articles in 44 selected language versions. Comparative analysis of the quality and the popularity of articles in popular topics was also conducted. Additionally, the correlation between quality and popularity of Wikipedia articles of selected topics in various languages was investigated. The proposed method allows us to find articles with information of better quality that can be used to automatically enrich other language editions of Wikipedia.

  14. “Programa Seguro Médico Siglo xxi”: una propuesta de política pública para fortalecer el derecho a la salud de la primera infancia en México

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    José A. Caballero J.; Gonzalo Moctezuma B.; María Solange Maqueo Ramírez

    2014-01-01

    El presente artículo analiza los fundamentos jurídicos y la operación del “Programa Seguro Médico Siglo xxi”, con el objeto de elaborar una propuesta de política pública que permita fortalecer su integración en el sistema jurídico mexicano. Actualmente su funcionamiento está sujeto a disposiciones regulatorias de carácter anual, como son el Presupuesto de Egresos de la Federación y las Reglas de Operación de los programas que se derivan del mismo. Lo anterior rivaliza con la trascendencia que...

  15. Implementação de uma estratégia de CRM: caso de estudo CM Sociedade de Mediação de Seguros, Lda (Axa Portugal)

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    Leite, Fernando

    2013-01-01

    Este projeto surge da união entre o gosto pessoal pela área do CRM e o convite da CM Sociedade de Mediação de Seguros (CM), que deseja e necessita implementar uma estratégia de CRM tendo em vista o foco no cliente. Tendo conhecimento das evidências que sugerem que muitas empresas encontram dificuldades na implementação de uma estratégia de CRM e da elevada taxa de insucesso, procura-se neste trabalho, numa primeira fase, realizar uma aprofundada pesquisa e estudo bibliográfico do tema e da...

  16. El marco de análisis y desarrollo institucional (IAD), una herramienta de análisis de políticas públicas. Estudio del caso Agro Ingreso Seguro (AIS)

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    Álvaro Benedetti

    2017-01-01

    Este artículo analiza el caso Agro Ingreso Seguro (AIS), tomando como referencia los cambios políticos ocurridos en el marco de su implementación durante los años 2007 a 2009 y los impactos sobre cuatro características del desarrollo rural en Colombia. Utilizando las herramientas conceptuales y metodológicas del marco de análisis y desarrollo institucional (IAD), se pretende ubicar el conjunto de reglas formales e informales del AIS y develar arreglos institucionales d...

  17. Análisis de la actuación de Estados Unidos y la ONU en Somalia en la creación de un entorno seguro para asistencia humanitaria. (1992-1995)

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    Valderrama Franco, Julieth Katherine

    2012-01-01

    La creación de un entorno seguro para otorgar la ayuda humanitaria a la población somalí, fue un desafío de proporciones internacionales, en el que la máxima potencia del mundo, Estados y organizaciones, vieron fracasar todos los proyectos tanto en forma de ayudas como en estrategias y operaciones. Las razones de este fracaso de carácter mundial, debido a que representó una amenaza para la paz y la seguridad internacional, todavía se pueden evidenciar en Somalia; este país continúa siendo un...

  18. Abu al-Layth al-Libi

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    opponents were the stringent militants in the Khaldan camp and its Institute of the Faith Brigades (Ma`had Kata`ib al-Iman), where the virulent ...local fighter remembered that al-Libi used to live together with Hamza al- Rabi `a, the former head of al-Qa`ida’s external operations, and Abu Khabbab

  19. The Role of Popular Girls in Bullying and Intimidating Boys and Other Popular Girls in Secondary School

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    Dytham, Siobhan

    2018-01-01

    Despite a large amount of research focusing on bullying and exclusion in secondary schools, there is far less research focusing on cross-gender bullying and 'popular' students who experience bullying. This research provides an analysis of interactions between male and female students (aged 13-14) in a school in England. The data provides multiple…

  20. Life Expectancy and Cause of Death in Popular Musicians: Is the Popular Musician Lifestyle the Road to Ruin?

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    Kenny, Dianna T; Asher, Anthony

    2016-03-01

    Does a combination of lifestyle pressures and personality, as reflected in genre, lead to the early death of popular musicians? We explored overall mortality, cause of death, and changes in patterns of death over time and by music genre membership in popular musicians who died between 1950 and 2014. The death records of 13,195 popular musicians were coded for age and year of death, cause of death, gender, and music genre. Musician death statistics were compared with age-matched deaths in the US population using actuarial methods. Although the common perception is of a glamorous, free-wheeling lifestyle for this occupational group, the figures tell a very different story. Results showed that popular musicians have shortened life expectancy compared with comparable general populations. Results showed excess mortality from violent deaths (suicide, homicide, accidental death, including vehicular deaths and drug overdoses) and liver disease for each age group studied compared with population mortality patterns. These excess deaths were highest for the under-25-year age group and reduced chronologically thereafter. Overall mortality rates were twice as high compared with the population when averaged over the whole age range. Mortality impacts differed by music genre. In particular, excess suicides and liver-related disease were observed in country, metal, and rock musicians; excess homicides were observed in 6 of the 14 genres, in particular hip hop and rap musicians. For accidental death, actual deaths significantly exceeded expected deaths for country, folk, jazz, metal, pop, punk, and rock.