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  1. 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

  2. Derivados vinculados al seguro.

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    De Paz Cobo, Sonia

    2003-01-01

    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 us...

  3. Elementos del presupuesto del Seguro Popular en Chiapas desde el enfoque de género

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    Magdalena del Carmen Morales Domínguez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar elementos del presupuesto del Seguro Popular en Chiapas desde el enfoque de género. La metodología utilizada fue el método de Trazalíneas o Tracer para establecer rutas de seguimiento. Los resultados muestran que no existe un presupuesto constante para los programas de salud relacionados con género y que es un programa que responsabiliza a las mujeres de la afiliación por cada familia. En conclusión, el Seguro Popular trabaja bajo una lógica mercantilista que choca con el contexto pobre de la región, haciendo un uso enajenado del enfoque de género, sin tener una estrategia clara de cómo abordar la salud desde dicho enfoque.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. APROXIMACIÓN AL CONSTITUCIONALISMO POPULAR

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    Daniel Eduardo Florez Muñoz

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOEn el presente trabajo se expondrán las principales líneas de pensamiento de la corriente de pensamiento iusconstitucional norteamericana conocida como Popular Constitutionalism. Al interior de la cual se realiza un frontal cuestionamiento de las bases democráticas que presuntamente detentan las lecturas del constitucionalismo soportadas en la desconfianza hacia la intervención de pueblo como instancia de decisión política concreta. Palavras- chave: Constitución, Pueblo, Tribunal Constitucional, Control de Constitucionalidad. APPROACH TO POPULAR CONSTITUTIONALISM ABSTRACT In this paper we will present the main lines of thought school of thought known as American iusconstitucional Popular Constitutionalism. Inside the front which makes a questioning of the alleged hold democratic foundations of constitutionalism readings supported the suspicion of the involvement of people, as an actual politic decision. Key-words: Constitution, People, Constitutional Court, Judicial Review. SUMÁRIO1. Introducción 2. Los Orígenes: La clausura del universo político. 3. La Objeción Contramayoritaria. 4. En qué se reconoce el Constitucionalismo Popular? 5. Tipología del Constitucionalismo Popular.

  8. APROXIMACIÓN AL CONSTITUCIONALISMO POPULAR

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    Daniel Eduardo Florez Muñoz

    2012-01-01

    RESUMOEn el presente trabajo se expondrán las principales líneas de pensamiento de la corriente de pensamiento iusconstitucional norteamericana conocida como Popular Constitutionalism. Al interior de la cual se realiza un frontal cuestionamiento de las bases democráticas que presuntamente detentan las lecturas del constitucionalismo soportadas en la desconfianza hacia la intervención de pueblo como instancia de decisión política concreta. Palavras- chave: Constitución, Pueblo, Tribunal Consti...

  9. 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; Francisco Garrido-Latorre; Ricardo Orozco; Dayana Pineda-Pérez; Marlenne Rodríguez-Salgado

    2011-01-01

    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 asoci...

  10. Las condiciones de acceso al mercado de seguros en el ordenamiento jurídico español

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    Vercher Moll, Francisco Javier

    2014-01-01

    Cuando el operador jurídico aborda el estudio del Derecho de los seguros, resulta necesario deslindar qué parte de este bloque normativo va a ser objeto de análisis. Como delineación, el Derecho de los seguros privados puede definirse como “el conjunto de normas jurídicas que específicamente disciplinan el estatuto del empresario del seguro privado, el de sus colaboradores y el del contrato de seguro”, Derecho en el que confluyen normas de origen público y privado, lo cual tiene su máximo ref...

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

    2005-11-01

    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,

  14. Producir software seguro argentino

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    Romaniz, Susana Cristina; Arce, Iván; Gaspoz, Ivana; Castellaro, Marta

    2014-01-01

    Una fuente principal de incidentes que ponen en riesgo la seguridad de la información y el funcionamiento esperado de los sistemas basados en tecnologías de la información y de las comunicaciones es la dificultad de producir software seguro. Concebir a la seguridad del software como un atributo emergente de su proceso de desarrollo es una visión que ha comenzado a lograr consenso entre los actores vinculados directamente con su producción. Disponer de las capacidades necesarias para atender a...

  15. Seguros Agricolas en Mexico

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    Armando Ramirez Roman; Montserrat Guillen I Estany; Daniel Sanchez-Moscona

    2010-01-01

    Las actividades económicas: agrícola, ganadera, pesquera y forestal, se consideran de alto riesgo por la mayoría de los agentes económicos. Las fuentes de riesgos que enfrentan los productores son: climatológicas, biológicas, de mercado, salud, trabajo y políticas. Estos riesgos tienen impactos directos en el patrimonio y la economía de los productores, así como también daños a la economía regional y nacional. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar el mercado de seguros agrícolas en México ...

  16. Evaluación de un seguro agrario mediante opciones reales

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    Aguado Manzanares, Salomón; Garrido Colmenero, Alberto

    2008-01-01

    En este estudio se aplica la teoría de opciones reales para valorar, desde la óptica del productor, un seguro de rentas contra la caída de los precios de patata en origen. Este seguro fue ofrecido en cinco provincias españolas en 2003 y 2004. Se trata de un seguro índice que no toma como referencia el precio de venta del suscriptor del seguro, sino un índice de precios de patata en el que figuran diversos mercados nacionales e internacionales. Al estar totalmente desligado de los resultados d...

  17. Los componentes de la orientación al mercado : un estudio exploratorio en el mercado del seguro en Europa y Estados Unidos

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    Lado, Nora

    1999-01-01

    A pesar de la importancia creciente del estudio de la orientación hacia el mercado de las empresas (OM) todavía son escasas las investigaciones que comparan resultados entre diferentes mercados, especialmente Europa y Estados Unidos. Esta carencia limita la comprensión de la OM como una estrategia competitiva válida en el ámbito de los mercados globales. La presente investigación tiene como objetivo explorar en qué medidad son extensibles al mercado americano resultados previos obtenidos en e...

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. Violencia y muerte en el mundo popular: reflexiones en torno al simbolismo de las animas

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    Ricardo Salas Astrain

    1992-01-01

    Here is exposed a reflection arround the symbolism (practices, rituals, bealivings, myths) that build up upun "animitas" somo inhabitants of peasant zones and popular wards of Santiago de Chile. This text analyses the symbolic relation between the death cult and violence. It descrives the typology/topography of this phenomenon, the myth and unjust bealivings that sorround the victim`s death.

  2. Ciclo de Vida de Desarrollo de Software Seguro

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    Robles Gómez, Ericka Jazmín

    2011-01-01

    Los estudios y las publicaciones encontrados hasta el momento hablan de la falta de gestión en las metodologías ágiles y la necesidad de al momento implementar gestión, esta sealo menos tediosa posible en cuanto a capacitación,implementación, documentación y mejora. También se habla de la necesidad de la automatización de cada una de las actividades dentro de las metodologías ágiles. En este documento se propone una solución a la gestión de desarrollar software seguro implementando SDL (Secur...

  3. Incidencia de los Robos y Hurtos en el Sistema de Seguros Agrarios Español.

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    C de Lozano; Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria; Gómez-Barona, J.A.

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo se estudia la viabilidad técnica de incorporar al actual Sistema de Seguros Agrarios Español la cobertura de los robos y hurtos en el medio rural, calculando la prima pura base (Ppb) para todas las producciones agrícolas, ganaderas y medios de producción asegurables dentro del sistema de los Seguros Agrarios Combinados. Los resultados indican que los robos se producen con una mayor influencia sobre los elementos de los riegos por aspersión y de los invernaderos, y la Ppb en conse...

  4. Reflexiones sobre el anteproyecto de ley de contrato de seguro y la designación del beneficiario en el seguro sobre la vida = Reflections on the draft law on the insurance contract and beneficiary designation in on life insurance

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    María Angustias Díaz Gómez

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza el Anteproyecto de Ley español de Contrato de Seguro, de 8 de abril de 2011, centrándonos en las novedades más significativas que contiene, en el ámbito de los Seguros de las personas, en el seguro sobre la vida y, de un modo más específico, respecto al beneficiario.This paper analyzes the Spanish Draft Law on Insurance Contracts (Anteproyecto de Ley de Contrato de Seguro, dated April 8, 2011, focusing on the most significant developments that contains, in the field of insurance of persons, in life insurance, and in a more specific regard to the insurance beneficiary

  5. “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.

  6. La reticencia en el contrato de seguro de vida a la luz de los nuevos proyectos

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    María Lucía Acosta

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Teniendo en cuenta que un Proyecto de ley se encuentra a estudio del Parlamento, siendo su aprobación inminente –al menos en apariencia– nos proponemos analizar el instituto de la reticencia en el contrato de seguro de vida, un tema sumamente vigente, pero con la particularidad de abordarlo a la luz de la legislación actual y, al mismo tiempo, desde la perspectiva de la futura ley

  7. 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.”

  8. Historia local del acceso popular al suelo. El caso de la ciudad de Viña del Mar

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    Nelson Arellano Escudero

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo entrega una síntesis de elementos históricoculturales que aportan a la comprensión del fenómeno de la proliferación de Tomas de Terreno en Viña del Mar, también llamados en Chile, Asentamientos Humanos Precarios. Los antecedentes permiten afirmar que las tomas de terreno no son un fenómeno reciente en Viña del Mar y que tienen una espesa historia con sus respectivos líderes, colaboradores, cómplices, beneficiarios y opositores. Son una manifestación más de la presencia de un grupo social que son los pobladores o, como se les llamará, poblantes. Una segunda serie de datos revelan aspectos de las racionalidades que se ponen en juego en las distintas ópticas de los actores involucrados: el técnico municipal, profesional de ONG, propietario del terreno, dirigente de la organización, poblante, director de Serviu y la prensa escrita. Todos los elementos señalados permiten comprender algunas de las lógicas de acceso al suelo con fines habitacionales y un aspecto del desarrollo urbano para los sectores populares.

  9. 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.

  10. Qual o custo governamental do seguro agrícola?

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    Vitor Augusto Ozaki

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Para 2011, estavam previstos R$ 570 milhões ao Programa de Subvenção ao Prêmio do Seguro Rural (PSR, mas apenas R$ 253,4 milhões foram alocados ao Programa em função de contingenciamentos do governo. Apesar disso, foi possível segurar 5,6 milhões de hectares com uma importância segurada de R$ 7,3 bilhões. Mas qual deveria ser o volume de recursos direcionados ao PSR para que todo o crédito de custeio das lavouras pudesse ser coberto pelo mercado segurador? O estudo apresenta uma metodologia para calcular qual deve ser o valor orçamentário médio do PSR para cobrir cem por cento do custeio das lavouras. Para 2011, os resultados sugerem que o volume de recursos deveria ter sido quatro vezes maior do que o valor empenhado. Ademais, os resultados foram desagregados por estado e por culturas agrícolas. A importância do PSR para a massificação do seguro rural é indiscutível. Porém, além dos recursos do PSR estarem subdimensionados, outro problema ameaça a continuidade do Programa. Pelo terceiro ano consecutivo, o PSR tem sofrido graves contingenciamentos que têm impactado negativamente o mercado. Portanto, fica evidente a necessidade de maior esforço do governo federal em ampliar os recursos da subvenção e destiná-los única e integralmente ao PSR.

  11. ¿Necesita seguro médico? (Need Health Insurance?)

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    Suscríbase al seguro de salud de bajo precio con servicios de prevención gratuitos, desde el 1 de octubre del 2013 hasta el 31 de marzo del 2014.  Created: 12/24/2013 by Office of the Associate Director for Policy (OADP), Office of the Associate Director for Communication (OADC).   Date Released: 12/24/2013.

  12. Violencia y muerte en el mundo popular: reflexiones en torno al simbolismo de las “animas”

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    Ricardo Salas Astrain

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available Here is exposed a reflection arround the symbolism (practices, rituals, bealivings, myths that build up upun "animitas" somo inhabitants of peasant zones and popular wards of Santiago de Chile. This text analyses the symbolic relation between the death cult and violence. It descrives the typology/topography of this phenomenon, the myth and unjust bealivings that sorround the victim`s death.

  13. La arquitectura popular como base de una arquitectura bioclimática. Aplicación al enfriamiento pasivo

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    Esteban Sáiz, José Luis

    1986-01-01

    In this work it is described de diversity of popular architectures that can be found in Spain due to the strong climatological influence in the different zones of the country. It is also pointed out their similarity with the architecture of other countries, independently of the connexions existing between their dwellers. The rise of new tendencies in construction has brought the need to investigate on new architectural design adapted to ambient conditions considering thermophysical conce...

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. La arquitectura popular como base de una arquitectura bioclimática. Aplicación al enfriamiento pasivo

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    Esteban Sáiz, José Luis

    1986-11-01

    Full Text Available In this work it is described de diversity of popular architectures that can be found in Spain due to the strong climatological influence in the different zones of the country. It is also pointed out their similarity with the architecture of other countries, independently of the connexions existing between their dwellers. The rise of new tendencies in construction has brought the need to investigate on new architectural design adapted to ambient conditions considering thermophysical conceipts, which till now were not used, since a so called bioclimatic architecture woulbe be reached.En este artículo se describe la diversidad arquitectónica popular que puede apreciarse en España debido, en parte, a la gran influencia climatológica de las diferentes regiones. Se hace resaltar la indudable similitud con otros países, de condiciones ambientales análogas, independientemente de las relaciones que hayan existido entre sus moradores. La entrada de tendencias innovadoras en la edificación ha requerido investigar sobre nuevos diseños constructivos adecuados a las condiciones ambientales y considerando conceptos termofísicos, que hasta el momento actual no se utilizaban, hasta llegar a una arquitectura que pudiéramos llamar bioclimática.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. Vínculo afectivo al nacimiento. Apego seguro

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    2014-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo es realizar una revisión bibliográfica de la literatura científica sobre los beneficios de establecer un buen vínculo afectivo desde el nacimiento y la necesidad de informar desde las consultas de enfermeras/os y de matronas, así como desde los hospitales. Desde Freud y el psicoanálisis (1905) se ha publicado gran información sobre la vinculación afectiva temprana y la importancia de su correcto desarrollo para la formación de la personalidad, y sin embargo, los b...

  1. Músicas populares

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    Martí Pérez, Josep

    1998-01-01

    ---> A pesar de que continuamente hablemos de «músicas populares urbanas» o de «música popular» haciendo referencia a la actual producción musical, difícilmente hallaremos una definición satisfactoria del concepto. En realidad, este concepto solamente es explicable a través de criterios contextuales de tipo sociocultural fuertemente marcados por poderosos componentes ideológicos. Esta misma ideología contribuye a configurar un tipo de percepción social hacia estas músicas que dificulta el pod...

  2. 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.

  3. Popular Job

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    2006-01-01

    In a tight job market, more and more young Chinese are opting for the civil service A hundred years after the 1,300-year-old imperial civil service examination system was abolished in the early 20th century, the Confucian idea that one who excels academically should pursue a career in government service seems to have become popular again among young Chinese. But the view now has

  4. El seguro popular de salud en México: Desarrollo y retos para el futuro

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    Gustavo Nigenda

    2005-01-01

    México, entre los países Latino Americanos, es uno de los que presenta el mayor porcentaje de gasto de salud del bolsillo, incluso entre los grupos más pobres. Esto demuestra la disponibilidad de las familias en pagar por bienes y servicios de salud cuando no hay suficiente cobertura de las estructuras públicas tradicionales. La creación de mecanismos de aseguramiento utilizando parte de los recursos gastos voluntariamente por las familias, permite aumentar la racionalidad y efectividad del g...

  5. El seguro obligatorio contra enfermedades e invalidez

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    Gómez Hurtado, Gustavo

    2011-01-01

    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 Muert...

  6. 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

  7. MANUAL DEL TRABAJO SEGURO EN ALTURAS

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    Bedoya-Marrugo Elias Alberto

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el inicio de la historia, el ser humano siempre buscó la manera de sobrevivir mediante la elaboración de herramientas como piedras y lanzas para capturar a sus presas; algunas, de gran tamaño, le ocasionaban lesiones y bajas en sus grupos de caza. En virtud de ello, indagaba sobre cómo protegerse de todos los peligros a los que estaba expuesto para evitar lastimarse. Con el transcurrir del tiempo, las personas continuaron buscando las manera de cuidar su vida en todos los entornos, principalmente en el ámbito laboral. Con la Revolución Industrial se dio el despertar para encontrar alternativas que protegieran al trabajador dentro y fuera de una empresa.

  8. 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.

  9. El nacimiento de los seguros sociales en el contexto del reformismo y la respuesta del movimiento obrero

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    María Esther MARTÍNEZ QUINTEIRO

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available El nacimiento en España de los seguros sociales, fue uno de los frutos de la eclosión, en el tránsito del siglo XIX al XX, de un movimiento de reforma social, cuyos resultados, en el plano jurídico, serán la aparición de un conjunto de leyes protectoras de los trabajadores, las unas de tipo laboral, las otras de previsión, constitutivas de las bases del Derecho del Trabajo.

  10. Dinamização de mediadores de seguros

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    Moreira, Nuno Alexandre Pais

    2012-01-01

    O seguro (quase) sempre existiu, mudando, apenas, as respectivas formas, objectos e objectivos, que se foram moldando e adaptando à evolução rápida e contínua da sociedade através dos tempos. Desde a antiguidade, quando as condições de vida eram ligadas à natureza e os acontecimentos futuros pareciam depender da sorte ou de circunstâncias alheias à vontade dos homens, as sociedades mais organizadas tentaram encontrar meios para diminuir os riscos envolvidos nas suas actividades...

  11. Hacia la Ingeniería de Software Seguro

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    Castellaro, Marta; Romaniz, Susana Cristina; Pessolani, Pablo Andrés

    2009-01-01

    La criticidad de los actuales sistemas de información en diferentes dominios de la sociedad determina que, si bien es importante asegurar que el software se desarrolla de acuerdo a las necesidades del usuario (requerimientos funcionales), también lo es garantizar que el mismo sea seguro. Hasta hace poco tiempo la Ingeniería de Software y la Ingeniería de Seguridad venían desarrollándose de forma independiente, limitando la posibilidad de que la seguridad sea considerada como parte del proceso...

  12. Religión, teología y antropología. Aproximación al concepto de «religiosidad popular».

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    González Blanco, Antonino

    2011-01-01

    El artículo presenta la religiosidad popular como un lenguaje no completo pero legítimo de la religión. Aborda la historia de la etnografía cristiana, el lenguaje religioso, las expresiones y signos de la etnografía popular en el Cristianismo. Finalmente defiende la necesidad de un diálogo de especialistas que trate cómo los distintos modos de religiosidad responden a creencias, sentimientos y vivencias actuales.

  13. 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

  14. Seguros de salud públicos y privados: el caso chileno

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    Luis García Núñez

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available En las últimas dos décadas Chile experimentó una profunda reforma en el área de los seguros de salud, estableciéndose una nueva configuración del sector con la coexistencia de un seguro público de salud junto a seguros privados. Este ensayo analiza un hecho estilizado del caso chileno: la presencia mayoritaria de personas de bajos ingresos y alto riesgo en el seguro público, observándose todo lo contrario en los seguros privados. Se desarrolla un modelo bisectorial basado en la teorfa estándar de seguros, el cual explica por qué razones las personas escogen entre el seguro público o algún seguro privado dadas las reglas de juego de los dos sub-sistemas.---In the last two decades, the Chilean health sector suffered a deep reform, establishing a new scheme with two sectors: the public health insurance and many private health insurance companies. This essay analyzes a especial outcome in the Chilean health insurance sector: the majority of the people within the public health insurance belong to a group with low incomes and high risk, noticing the opposite situation in the private health system. This paper develops a two-sector model based on the standard insurance theory, which explains the reasons why people choose between the public health insurance and a private health insurance, given the rules of both sub-systems.

  15. Emigration as popular culture

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    Sabry, Tarik

    2005-01-01

    Abstract This article explores the symbolic dimensions of emigration by enquiring into the relationship between emigration as a social phenomenon in Morocco, and Moroccan popular culture. The article critiques the discourses of unity and reconciliation inherent in analyses of Moroccan popular culture and contends that the popular in Moroccan popular culture is a pseudo-popular that speaks for the voices of ...

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

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    Oscar Rodríguez Salazar

    2012-08-01

    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.

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

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    Andrés Ordóñez Ordóñez

    2014-07-01

    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.

  18. El seguro escolar gratuito y el seguro materno infantil : análisis de su incidencia e impacto sobre el acceso a los servicios de salud y sobre la equidad en el acceso.

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    Miguel Jaramillo; Sandro Parodi

    2004-01-01

    A fines de la década pasada el gobierno peruano implementó dos seguros públicos para mejorar el acceso a los servicios de salud de las mujeres y de los niños más pobres de la población: el Seguro Escolar Gratuito (SEG) y el Seguro Materno Infantil (SMI). Según la teoría, dichos seguros deberían haber contribuido a disminuir las barreras de acceso a los servicios de salud, redistribuyendo recursos hacia los más pobres, e induciendo, por lo tanto, a una mejora en la equidad. El presente estudio...

  19. Jaime cortés polanía, la música nacional popular colombiana en la colección mundo al día.

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    Arias Calle, Juan David

    2011-01-01

    Reseña que narra el libro de Jaime Cortés, el cual presenta una revisión minuciosa de la colección musical publicada en el diario bogotano Mundo al día, y un análisis cuidadoso de la polémica desatada entre los músicos y críticos colombianos alrededor de lo que debía definirse como la música nacional. La investigación, dedicada a inventariar la colección de partituras más grande publicada en medio impreso colombiano alguno, consigue descifrar la lógica editorial que la anima, al tiempo ...

  20. 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.

  1. Popular music from Greenland

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    Otte, Andreas Roed

    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...

  2. 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

    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 di...

  3. O mediador de seguros e a fidelização

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    Correia, Vítor Manuel

    2015-01-01

    A temática do presente trabalho centra-se na fidelização do cliente ao mediador de seguros e análise da respetiva satisfação. Recorreu-se à revisão de literatura com intuito de ajudar a compreender melhor os conceitos com relevo para o estudo, como a satisfação e a fidelização. Realizou-se um estudo junto de clientes, de uma companhia de seguros do distrito de Bragança, objetivando avaliar o grau de satisfação e de fidelização bem como a exposição dos mediadores de seguros a ameaça de novo...

  4. 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.

  5. Análise Estatística e Atuarial do Mercado de Seguro DPVAT

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    Filipe Coelho de Lima Duarte; Luiz Carlos Santos Júnior

    2015-01-01

    O seguro analisado pelo presente estudo, o DPVAT, foi criado em 1974 para proteger vítimas de Danos Pessoais Causados por Veículos Automotores de Via Terrestre. Objetivou-se nesse trabalho analisar o mercado brasileiro do seguro DPVAT sob a ótica da Modelagem Estatística e Atuarial, com base nos dados mensais de janeiro de 2002 a dezembro de 2014. Para isso, foram utilizados índices de análise de mercado securitário, tais quais coeficientes de penetração e densidade; um modelo de série tempor...

  6. Popular Music and Society

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    2007-01-01

    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...

  7. Popularity Contagion among Adolescents

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    Marks, Peter E. L.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Crick, Nicki R.

    2012-01-01

    This study aimed to support the theory of popularity contagion, which posits that popularity spreads among friends spontaneously and regardless of behavioral changes. Peer nominations of status and behavior were collected annually between 6th and 12th grades from a total of 1062 adolescents. Longitudinal hypotheses were mostly supported using path…

  8. Popular Music Performance Class.

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    Ginocchio, John

    2001-01-01

    Discusses the creation and content of a high school course on popular music performance. Describes how the teacher decided on aspects of the course, such as student background, transcription exercises, the student report on a popular music artist, and opportunities for performance. Reflects on what the teacher learned from the experience. (CMK)

  9. Classifications in popular music

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    A. van Venrooij; V. Schmutz

    2015-01-01

    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 questio

  10. Popular Chat Day Q & A

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    ... Popular Chat Day Q & A Popular Chat Day Q & A Read students’ most popular questions about drug ... Day Chat Day Participant FAQs Popular Chat Day Q & A Search Chat Day Transcripts Past Chat Day ...

  11. 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

    2008-03-01

    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

  12. 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.

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

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    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.

  14. Popular Music Nostalgia

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    Dauncey, Hugh; Tinker, Chris

    2015-01-01

    This varied and diverse collection of articles focuses on the wide-ranging phenomenon of nostalgia in a number of national, international and transnational contexts. Engaging with and building on existing studies in disciplines as different yet as complementary as popular music studies, cultural studies, psychological studies and consumer/marketing research, it aims to contribute further towards defining the burgeoning field of popular-music-related nostalgia. It goes almost without saying t...

  15. Plato on Popular Poetry

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    Jansen, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    The orthodox view is that Plato is hostile toward poetry and that his antagonism is at bottom motivated by his metaphysical commitment to the Forms. I argue instead that Plato is a poetry revisionist, who compellingly critiques popular Greek poetry. Whereas popular Greek poetry fosters illusions of virtue and value, reformed poetry, which includes Plato's own dramatic dialogues, produces accurate images of virtue and value. I argue, further, that Plato's theory of audience psychology applies ...

  16. 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

  17. El seguro contra la responsabilidad civil del médico

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    Julián Solano Porras

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    Full Text Available El auge del interés por la mala práctica médica comienza en Costa Rica 1984 con un caso de una amputación de un miembro en virtud de un error médico con condenatoria de los médicos implicados. Desde entonces son muchos los médicos que han sido condenados penal y civilmente por mala práctica médica. Se han identificado algunos factores determinantes en estas denuncias: el avance vertiginoso de una medicina que lleva al paciente a no aceptar el fracaso o complicaciones del acto médico, la desaparición de la relación médico paciente, la aparición de médicos incompetentes y abogados inescrupulosos, entre otros. La existencia de los seguros médicos en Costa Rica Rica es bastante reciente habiendo en este momento 25 médicos acogidos al sistema en forma colectiva o individual que " ampara la responsabilidad civil del asegurado que se derive de impericia, negligencia, errores u omisiones profesionales involuntarias cometidas en las prestaciones de los servicios propios de la profesión del asegurado, como médico, durante la vigencia de la póliza".The increase of interest in malpractice in Costa Rica starts around the year 1984 with a case of an amputation of a member in virtue as a fatal mistake, and it ended with the conviction of the doctors involved in the case. Since then there have been a lot of penal and civil convictions of doctors for a malpractice. It has been identify some crucial elements in this kind of law suits: the whirling advance of a medicine that brings the patient to a non acceptance of failure or complications during the medical procedure, the disappering of the doctor-patient relationship, the appereance of incompetent doctors, and by its matter lawyers. The existence of medical insurances in Costa Rica is recent, having at this moment 25 doctors refuge in their system in a colective and individual way, that "protects the civil resposability of the insurance drifted by inexperience, negligence, mistakes or

  18. Sistema privado de seguro-saúde: lições do caso americano

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    Mônica Viegas Andrade

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available O mercado de serviços de atenção à saúde apresenta particularidades não observadas em outros mercados de bens, traduzidas nas relações contratuais estabelecidas entre os agentes deste mercado: relação paciente-provedor e relação seguradora-provedor. Na relação seguradora-provedor existe um problema de risco moral que cria incentivos à sobreutilização de serviços médicos. O objetivo deste trabalho é sistematizar as principais características institucionais do sistema de saúde americano, enfatizando as reformas ocorridas na década de 1970 e os problemas identificados em regulamentar o setor privado de serviços médicos e hospitalares. Estes problemas estão relacionados, em sua grande maioria, à regulamentação dos contratos permitidos entre as seguradoras, os provedores de serviços médicos e hospitalares e os segurados. A principal conclusão deste trabalho é mostrar que a flexibilização dos contratos entre provedores e seguradora tem efeito significativo na redução dos custos do seguro-saúde, resultando sobretudo em maior eficiência dos serviços ofertados. Os novos desenhos de contratos estabelecidos permitem a divisão do risco entre os provedores e seguradora, além de centralizar a decisão de encaminhamentos médicos a serem realizados configurando utilização mais racional destes serviços. A flexibilização dos contratos não significou, no entanto, eliminação da regulação por parte do Estado do setor de seguro-saúde privado, sendo fundamental para garantir a sustentabilidade financeira dos seguros.The aim of this paper is to organize the main institutional characteristics of the American Health System, emphasizing the reforms that occurred during the age of seventy and the difficulties to regulate the private sector of medical and hospital services. The most part of these problems are related to the contract regulation between the providers of medical and hospital service and the patients. The

  19. 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

  20. La modalidad de seguro como mecanismo de asunción y transferencia de riesgo en el Sistema de Salud

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    Mallo, Paulino E.; Artola, María Antonia; García, Mónica V.; Galante, Marcelo Javier; Martínez, Diego; Pascual, Mariano Enrique

    2000-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo es proponer una aplicación de rentas aleatorias a un seguro de salud con el fin de analizar un caso en el que, los profesionales en Ciencias Económicas, tienen incumbencia. Se trata de brindar asesoramiento a empresarios que deban contratar un seguro que cubra los costos originados por ausencias por enfermedad de su personal. Para comenzar, analizaremos algunos aspectos generales sobre el seguro de enfermedad y luego determinaremos la mecánica de cálculo del v...

  1. 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.

  2. Popular b-matchings

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    Paluch, Katarzyna

    2011-01-01

    Suppose that each member of a set of agents has a preference list of a subset of houses, possibly involving ties and each agent and house has their capacity denoting the maximum number of correspondingly agents/houses that can be matched to him/her/it. We want to find a matching $M$, for which there is no other matching $M'$ such that more agents prefer $M'$ to $M$ than $M$ to $M'$. (What it means that an agent prefers one matching to the other is explained in the paper.) Popular matchings have been studied quite extensively, especially in the one-to-one setting. We provide a characterization of popular b-matchings for two defintions of popularity, show some $NP$-hardness results and for certain versions describe polynomial algorithms.

  3. Popularity and Debut

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    Winther, Christian Dahl

    This paper focuses on two firms' optimal entry strategies in an emerging market characterized by word-of-mouth effects. Consumers can be of two types depending on which firm's brand they prefer. Firms are asymmetric in their popularity as given by the probability of meeting a fan of its brand. Word......-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....... In addition, the paper illustrates that the more popular firm in many cases prefers to mimic its smaller rival, which, on the other hand, would like for the firms to play opposite strategies. The model is extended to study how firms may want to lower the degree of product differentiation to reduce...

  4. Determinants of Meme Popularity

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    Gleeson, James P; Baños, Raquel A; Moreno, Yamir

    2015-01-01

    Online social media have greatly affected the way in which we communicate with each other. However, little is known about what are the fundamental mechanisms driving dynamical information flow in online social systems. Here, we introduce a generative model for online sharing behavior and analytically show, using techniques from mathematical population genetics, that competition between memes for the limited resource of user attention leads to a type of self-organized criticality, with heavy-tailed distributions of meme popularity: a few memes "go viral" but the majority become only moderately popular. The time-dependent solutions of the model are shown to fit empirical micro-blogging data on hashtag usage, and to predict novel scaling features of the data. The presented framework, in contrast to purely empirical studies or simulation-based models, clearly distinguishes the roles of two distinct factors affecting meme popularity: the memory time of users and the connectivity structure of the social network.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Presidential Popularity and Reputation

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    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 deri

  8. Popular With the Young

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    Chopin continues to exert a strong influence upon young piano learners in China Located along the West Third Ring Road of Beijing, the piano school of the Jiang Jie Culture and Arts School, lone of the most popular music schools for children in the city, has never been short

  9. Investigación sobre tratamientos de aguas seguros en emergencias

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    Ruiz García, José Luis

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    Esta Tesis Doctoral tiene como principal objetivo el obtener una cadena de tratamientos seguros de aguas seriados que nos permita asegurar la calidad de las aguas para consumo humano en caso de emergencias, de tal forma que se minimicen los efectos de acciones hostiles, como sabotajes o actos terroristas, desastres naturales, etc y buscar soluciones adecuadas para garantizar en este caso la salud. Las plantas de tratamientos de aguas existentes comercialmente no aseguran dicha ...

  10. TRABAJO SEGURO EN PLATAFORMAS AEREAS DE TRABAJO - TIPO ANDAMIOS

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    Ruiz-Vargas, Jaime Gabriel

    2012-01-01

    La Industria de la Construcción uno de los sectores que tiene una mayor tasa de incidentes en Colombia, Estados Unidos de América y España. Los 3 gobiernos han venido realizando grandes esfuerzos para disminuir los incidentes con perdidas por la exposición al peligro por trabajo en alturas, mediante la creación de una legislación laboral y en salud ocupacional y programas de capacitación y entrenamiento a trabajadores, pero los Incidentes con lesiones y muertes por Trabajo en Altura, la princ...

  11. Popularity, Novelty and Attention

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    Wu, Fang

    2008-01-01

    We analyze the role that popularity and novelty play in attracting the attention of users to dynamic websites. We do so by determining the performance of three different strategies that can be utilized to maximize attention. The first one prioritizes novelty while the second emphasizes popularity. A third strategy looks myopically into the future and prioritizes stories that are expected to generate the most clicks within the next few minutes. We show that the first two strategies should be selected on the basis of the rate of novelty decay, while the third strategy performs sub-optimally in most cases. We also demonstrate that the relative performance of the first two strategies as a function of the rate of novelty decay changes abruptly around a critical value, resembling a phase transition in the physical world. 1

  12. Arquitectura popular en Oia

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    Goce Vicente, Noelia

    2015-01-01

    A arquitectura popular faz parte da identidade do povo que a criou, por isto a importância do seu conhecimento. Com o passo dos anos o património vernáculo sofreu fortes transformação e mesmo a sua completa destruição. Neste contexto, nas derradeiras três décadas, a nível Galego, surgiram uma série de movimentos para a potenciar o seu conhecimento e conservação. O principal objectivo da dissertação é afinar o conhecimento da arquitectura popular en Oia, através da sua inv...

  13. Popular With the Young

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    2010-01-01

    @@ Located along the West 'Third Ring Road of Beijing,the piano school of the Jiang Jie Culture and Arts School,one of the most popular music schools for children in the city,has never been short of students.With more than 100 small piano teaching rooms in six storeys,it is one of the largest piano training schools in the city.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. Sede central de una compañía de seguros Oberursel/Ts. - Alemania Federal

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    Full Text Available This building is designed to house the control Centre of an Insurance Company, formed by three chartered companies, in the town of Oberursel, near Frankfurt. The work includes seven floors and two basements, in the shape of a swastika, and is completed with a rectangular annex, with two storeys, intended for the restaurant, cafeteria and an all-purpose room. The main building provides offices of a landscape type, with a total of 1,500 jobs, to be extended to 2,500. The structure is in reinforced concrete, with a modulation between support axes of 10.50 X 10.50 m. The stability of the unit is achieved through a main bracing nucleus, which also acts as a vertical communication axis. The frontage is of curtain wall, with steel framework corridor on all the floors, aluminium carpentry and insulating glazing. These corridors lead to two fire scapes, backing on to the main building on opposite sides. Suitable decoration, together with the specially chosen furniture and the varied series of installations, both generic and specific, for this type of centers, contribute towards achieving the suitable working atmosphere. Furthermore, a group of social, recreative and sports installations, facilitate personal contacts among employees.Este edificio se destina a albergar el Centro de control de una compañía de seguros, integrada por tres sociedades anónimas, en la ciudad de Oberursel, cerca de Frankfurt. La obra se desarrolló en seis plantas y dos sótanos con forma de cruz gamada, y se completa con un anexo rectangular, de dos plantas, dedicado a restaurante, cafetería y sala polivalente. El edificio principal distribuye oficinas de tipo paisajístico con un total de 1.500 puestos de trabajo, ampliables hasta 2.500. La estructura es de hormigón armado, con una modulación entre ejes de soportes de 10,50 x 10,50 m. La estabilidad del conjunto se consigue mediante un núcleo central de arriostramiento, que sirve, además, de eje de

  17. 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

  18. Selección de medicamentos y uso seguro de medicamentos

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    Molina López, Teresa; Fernández Oropesa, Carlos; Moreno Campoy, Eva

    2008-01-01

    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...

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

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    2005-01-01

    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...

  20. Paraguay: Mercado de seguros y el desarrollo de un mercado de capitales a largo plazo

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    Lorraine Ocampos; Emilio Ortíz Trepowski; Bernardo Navarro A.

    1998-01-01

    En el Paraguay el mercado de seguros está todavía insuficientemente desarrollado, pese a la proliferación de compañías en especial a partir de la década del 90, coincidiendo con la desregulación del sistema financiero. Este mercado ha estado hasta febrero de 1996 regido por una Ley de 1947, que no contribuyó a la modernización del sector, por carecer de controles más dinámicos de solvencia y por impedir la libre determinación de tarifas. Adicionalmente, la normativa de inversión era inadecuad...

  1. Human Capital and Popular Investment Advice

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    Boyle, Glenn; Guthrie, Graeme

    2005-01-01

    Popular investment advice recommends that the stock/bond and stock/wealth ratios should rise with investor risk tolerance and investment horizon respectively prescriptions that are difficult to reconcile with the simple mean-variance model. Canner et al. (1997) point out that the first piece of advice can potentially be explained by human capital considerations but only by invalidating the second piece of advice. We show that extending the mean-variance model to include human capital without ...

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

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    Paula Bernal Gelvis

    2000-12-01

    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.

  3. Seguro Nuclear

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    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.)

  4. 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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    2002-04-01

    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.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

  5. Gobierno Electrónico y Bibliotecas Populares: Dos socios al servicio de las necesidades de información de la comunidad de la Provincia de La Pampa (Argentina)

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    Rodríguez-Palchevich, Diana-Rosa; Moreno, Dante-Adalberto

    2006-01-01

    It is proposed B.I.B.I.R, a library networking as a viable solution to information needs of the community of the Province of La Pampa (Argentina). This network popular library will be a bridge between pampeanos and its institutions, integrating,optimizing and distributing resources, services and benefits, public and private, so mitigate the existing gap informational. The aim is also that this work synergistically to join the actions and undertaken in the local ecosystem, serving as the...

  6. 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 advertisement...

  7. 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…

  8. [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. PMID:24290017

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

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    Walter Fuertes, Maritza Enríquez y Diego Veloz

    2011-05-01

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. Suggestion of True Popular Items

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    Huidrom Romesh Chandra Singh

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Making of suggestion of items using user’s feedback creates some problems in the actual ranking of the items. It populates some items while it suppresses some others. In short, it affects the original popularity of the items. Our goal in this paper is to make a suggestion of the items and rank them according to true/original popularity. We use some ranking and suggesting algorithms in order to achieve our goal. Our result provides a very effective performance which givesa true popularity of the items.

  12. Popular Culture in the Classroom

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    Allender, Dale

    2004-01-01

    Traditional and innovative elements such as bells and music with quick pacing accented by a voice that students could recognize is used to effortlessly bring students to the classroom. Popular culture is shown to work well using classroom examples.

  13. Racist Ideology and Popular Fiction

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    Marshment, Margaret

    1978-01-01

    Three popular modern British novelists are compared in terms of their treatment of the ideology of racism. Racism in fiction is seen not only to reflect current social forces, but also to have influence upon society. (Author/GC)

  14. What Drives Politicians’ Online Popularity?

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    Nielsen, Rasmus Kleis; Vaccari, Cristian

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    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...... in the 112 most competitive congressional districts in the 2010 U.S. midterm elections to address that question. Using multivariate regression models, we show that while district-level socioeconomic characteristics have little effect on candidates' online popularity, challengers and candidates in...... open-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...

  15. Punk rock as popular theatre

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    Double, Oliver

    2007-01-01

    Punk rock performance consciously draws on popular theatre forms like music hall and stand-up comedy, as exemplified by the occasion when Max Wall appeared with Ian Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon. Oliver Double traces the historical and stylistic connections between punk, music hall and stand-up, and argues that punk shows can be considered a form of popular theatre in their own right. He examines a wide range of punk bands and performers- including Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, Devo, ...

  16. Definición y caracterización de un modelo comercial para la asesoría y venta de seguros de personas y familias para la empresa líder del sector en la ciudad de Medellín

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    Peluffo Hoyos, Jéssica

    2009-01-01

    Los mercados actuales poseen un nivel elevado de exigencia hacia las organizaciones y cada vez, al contar con mayor oferta en el mercado y al contar con consumidores más informados, las áreas comerciales de las compañías deben hacer un doble esfuerzo por llegar a los clientes y mantenerlos satisfechos y fidelizados. En el mercado de los seguros también se presenta esta situación y adicionalmente se involucra un componente adicional a tener en cuenta, que corresponde a los riesgos propios de l...

  17. Sistema de acceso seguro a recursos de información para redes inalámbricas 802.11

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    José Luis Mejía Nogales; Sergio Vidal Beltrán; José Luis López Bonilla

    2006-01-01

    Este artículo presenta el diseño e implementación de un sistema de acceso seguro a recursos de información confidencial a través de redes inalámbricas del tipo IEEE 802.11. Para lograr esto, la seguridad del sistema se distribuye en tres procesos principales: un portal cautivo, un servidor de autenticación y un punto de acceso.

  18. 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

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

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    FERNÁNDEZ-GÁRATE IRMA HORTENCIA

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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.

  20. Popular Music in Early Adolescence.

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    Christenson, Peter G.; Roberts, Donald F.

    This paper examines young adolescents' involvement with popular music and the health implications of that involvement. Initial discussion explores three central concepts: music media, adolescence, and mass media effects. A summary of research on music media in adolescence is offereed in two sections discussing exposure to, and gratifications and…

  1. 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…

  2. Educación popular

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    Ortiz, Pedro P.

    2009-01-01

    Reflexiones sobre la relación entre la educación popular con el individuo, la sociedad, la moral, la religión, la industria y la riqueza pública - La educación i el individuo - La educación i la sociedad

  3. 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…

  4. O papel da Justiça nos planos e seguros de saúde no Brasil The role of the court system in regulating health insurance plans in Brazil

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    Danielle Conte Alves; Ligia Bahia; André Feijó Barroso

    2009-01-01

    A grande quantidade de reclamações dos consumidores de planos e seguros privados de saúde se tornou freqüente no setor suplementar, com reflexos sobre o Poder Judiciário. Essa problemática fez surgir a necessidade de regulação desse mercado privado, que se iniciou em 1998, por meio da Lei nº. 9.656. Um dos desafios que a Agência Nacional de Saúde Suplementar (ANS) enfrenta é a resistência das operadoras perante a legislação, além do fato de ainda existirem contratos não regidos pela referida ...

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

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    Víctor Adrián Díaz Esteves

    2009-01-01

    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.

  6. Les remèdes de bonne femme. De la compilación de saberes populares en los tratados médicos franceses al descrédito de la condición femenina

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    Luengo López, Jordi

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In ancient France, all remedies with proven efficacy were granted the status of bonne fame. Médicine usuelle made use of these remedies from the second half of the nineteenth century to well into the twentieth century, and at the same time spread the image of the bonne femme as an extremely wise old woman. However, the term was gradually distorted, taking on a pejorative meaning that would end up discrediting the women who were the bearers of this traditional knowledge. From an analysis of the French medical treatises and literature, we aim to show how the bonne femme came to be seen as a busybody, a quack, and in the final instance, a witch who, through her gossip, denigrated the image of other women. Hence, the knowledge that initially fell within the realms of science and medicine eventually became bound up with magic and superstition, as the status of women was gradually devalued.En francés antiguo, todo remedio que probara su eficacia, se le otorgaba la designación de bonne fame. La denominada médicine usuelle hizo uso de ellos, desde la segunda mitad del XIX, hasta bien entrado el siglo XX, difundiendo la imagen de la bonne femme como una mujer ya anciana, pero colmada de sabiduría. Sin embargo, el término fue desvirtuándose progresivamente, adquiriendo un sentido peyorativo que igualmente terminaría por desacreditar a aquellas mujeres que eran portadoras de los saberes tradicionales. A través del análisis de los tratados médicos y literarios franceses, se pretende demostrar cómo la bonne femme se convertía entonces en una entrometida, una charlatana y, en última instancia, en una bruja que con su palabrería denigraba la imagen de otras mujeres. Los saberes que en un principio eran propios del mundo de la ciencia y la medicina, terminarían vinculándose al mundo de la magia y la superstición, en función de la gradual devaluación de la condición femenina.

  7. Popular democracy and waste management

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    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

  8. 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

    2009-01-01

    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 l...

  9. Inferencia de tipos seguros en un lenguaje funcional con destrucción explícita de memoria

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    Montenegro Montes, Manuel

    2007-01-01

    En este trabajo se describirá con detalle el diseño e implementación de un algoritmo de inferencia para un lenguaje funcional con manejo de regiones y destrucción explícita de memoria, llamado SAFE. Este algoritmo permite trabajar de modo seguro con estructuras de datos, ya que a partir del código fuente de un programa escrito en SAFE garantiza que durante la ejecución del mismo no se producirán accesos a zonas de la memoria ya liberadas.

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

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    Paula Bernal Gelvis; Nancy Alvarado Velasquez

    2000-01-01

    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 recurri...

  11. Solvencia y competencia económica en el mercado de seguros de salud español

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    González Gómez, Faustino

    2012-01-01

    El principal objetivo de este trabajo de investigación es establecer cuáles son los efectos del cambio regulador de solvencia sobre el mercado nacional de seguros de enfermedad o salud conforme a los principios generales definidos por la Directiva de Solvencia II. Se analizan los efectos sobre la protección de los asegurados, la concentración del mercado y la competencia económica. Para la elaboración de este trabajo de investigación se han considerado los principios generales enunciados por ...

  12. Stripping, sex, and popular culture

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    Roach, Catherine M.

    2007-01-01

    At the heart of Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture lies a very personal story, of author Catherine Roach's response to the decision of her life-long best friend to become an exotic dancer. Catherine and Marie grew up together in Canada and moved to the USA to enroll in PhD programs at prestigious universities. For various reasons, Marie left her program and instead chose to work as a stripper. The author, at first troubled and yet fascinated by her friend's decision, follows Marie's journey ...

  13. Medicina y Música popular Vasca.

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    Angel Goikoetxea Marcaida

    1990-01-01

    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 mascarada...

  14. 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’.

  15. Personal, Popular and Information Portals

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    Liu, Jun

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    Based on theory regarding mobile communication in general, this essay relates the experiences of migrant workers from both rural and urban areas in Fuzhou, who used mobile phones to stay in contact with the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, to how these contacts supported and encouraged migrant workers...... large majority of people to enjoy the Olympic Games, and popularizing knowledge....... to persist in gathering Olympic Games information. In other words, does the relationship between demographics and knowledge about the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games differ according to the use of mobile phones among migrant workers? Results indicate that television became the primary source of Olympic...

  16. Noninsect Arthropods in Popular Music

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    Joseph R. Coelho

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence of noninsect arthropods in popular music was examined in order to explore human attitudes toward these species, especially as compared to insects. Crustaceans were the most commonly referenced taxonomic group in artist names, album titles and cover art, followed by spiders and scorpions. The surprising prevalence of crustaceans may be related to the palatability of many of the species. Spiders and scorpions were primarily used for shock value, as well as totemic qualities of strength and ferocity. Spiders were the most abundant group among song titles, perhaps because of their familiarity to the general public. Three noninsect arthropod album titles were found from the early 1970s, then none appear until 1990. Older albums are difficult to find unless they are quite popular, and the resurgence of albums coincides with the rise of the internet. After 1990, issuance of such albums increased approximately linearly. Giant and chimeric album covers were the most common of themes, indicating the use of these animals to inspire fear and surprise. The lyrics of select songs are presented to illustrate the diversity of sentiments present, from camp spookiness to edibility.

  17. Archaeoastronomical Concepts in Popular Culture

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    Krupp, Edwin C.

    Broad public embrace of archaic astronomy probably began in the eighteenth century with awareness of the summer solstice sunrise's affiliation with Stonehenge. Since that time, Stonehenge has retained an astronomical mystique that attracts crowds mobilized by the monument's supposed cosmic purpose. They are committed to witness prehistoric heritage operating in real time and with enduring function. More recently, mass media have intermittently thrown a spotlight on new archaeoastronomical discoveries. While the details, ambiguities, and nuances of disciplined study of astronomy in antiquity do not usually infiltrate popular culture, some astronomical alignments, celestial events, sky-tempered symbols, and astral narratives have become well known and referenced in popular culture. Places and relics that command public interest with astronomical connotations are transformed into cultural icons and capture visitors on a quest for the authenticity the past is believed to possess. Monuments and ideas that successfully forge a romantic bond with the past and inspire an imagined sense of sharing the experience, perspective, and wisdom of antiquity persist in the cultural landscape.

  18. Gasto por procedimiento en la especialidad de cardiología intervencionista en pacientes con enfermedad coronaria del Seguro Social, Seccional Valle del Cauca. Noviembre 2003-diciembre 2004

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    Hernán Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La enfermedad coronaria afecta a una gran proporción de afiliados al Seguro Social (ISS Valle del Cauca. Aquí se describe el gasto en la especialidad de cardiología intervencionista que asumió esta empresa promotora de salud (EPS por cuenta de la enfermedad entre noviembre 2003-diciembre 2004. El gasto sobrepasa lo presupuestado por el ISS y este desequilibrio se produce bajo el régimen contributivo del actual sistema de seguridad social colombiano, que actúa en contra del ISS pues un alto número de sus afiliados son mayores de 45 años. La población compensada del ISS Valle del Cauca es de 423,440 personas de las cuales 43% superan los 45 años de edad, segmento donde se observa mayor riesgo de enfermedad coronaria.Metodología: El estudio es descriptivo. Se analizó la distribución de la población compensada por edad y sexo y el pago hecho por el ISS Valle del Cauca a las instituciones prestadoras de salud (IPS en la especialidad de cardiología intervensionista en el período señalado. La información se obtuvo de la facturación presentada por las IPS al Seguro Social y se cruzó con los registros individuales de procedimientos en salud (RIPS para identificar los pacientes afectados por enfermedad coronaria y clasificarlos teniendo en cuenta los Códigos Internacionales de Enfermad (CIE 10 así como el Manual de Actividades, Procedimientos e Intervenciones del Plan Obligatorio de Salud (MAPIPOS. Se practicaron 1,349 procedimientos a 1,103 pacientes del ISS con diagnóstico de enfermedad coronaria.Análisis y resultados: La población compensada del ISS Valle del Cauca representa 9.3% de la población vallecaucana (4’532,378 habitantes en el Departamento/423,400 compensados. De éstos 43% son mayores de 45 años, en riesgo de padecer enfermedad coronaria y requerir intervención médica. El ISS pagó a las IPS que prestan servicios de cardiología intervencionista la suma de $5’320,786.046 (más de cinco mil

  19. Programas de vivienda popular en Bogotá (1942-1959): El caso de la caja de la vivienda popular

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    Pecha Quimbay, Patricia

    2011-01-01

    El trabajo se refiere al origen y primeros diecisiete años de funcionamiento de la caja de la Vivienda Popular de Bogotá, institución municipal creada en 1942 con el propósito de contribuir al mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de la población y elevar su nivel social y económico, atendiendo a las carencias de vivienda y demás servicios públicos comunales, indispensables para lograr el bienestar general y el desarrollo de la comunidad. El acercamiento al tema se hizo a partir de la revisión y...

  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; Marcelo José Braga; Aureliano Angel Bressan; Moisés de Andrade Resende-Filho

    2012-01-01

    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...

  1. 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; Dolores Galindo; Antonio Cañas; Daniella T. Souza

    2004-01-01

    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...

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

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    Daniel Hernández González

    2012-07-01

    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.

  3. 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

    2003-01-01

    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.

  4. Was There Really a Popular Science "Boom"?

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    Lewenstein, Bruce V.

    1987-01-01

    Traces the major developments and trends in contemporary popular science. Identifies magazines, television shows, and newspaper sections devoted to popular science and discusses their status and impact. Comments on the rise, fall, and future of the "science boom." (ML)

  5. Popular Culture, Populer Music And Music Education

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    ÇİFTÇİ, Ersan

    2010-01-01

    At the present day, music stands as the first of the most important elements which have an influence on cultural life. With its’ peculiar genres, it has features which influence cultural life and the process of education. In this study; the relationship between popular music,- which is thought to have a considerable place in the music genres- and music education has been attempted to be evaluated . Concepts such as popular music and popular culture were tried to be explained and the popular m...

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

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    J. Loontjens

    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

  7. Mass Media and the Popular Arts.

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    Rissover, Fredric; Birch, David C.

    This anthology consists of journalistic essays on each of these popular arts: advertising, journalism, cartoons, radio and television, photography and motion pictures, popular literature, popular music, and public education. Examples of most of the art forms are also included. The book is aimed at junior college students. Its purpose is to…

  8. Popular Music Pedagogy: Peer Learning in Practice

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    Lebler, Don

    2008-01-01

    The inclusion of popular music as a content area in music education is not uncommon. The musicological study of popular music is well established in higher education, and even the practice of popular music is becoming more common in both secondary education and the post-compulsory sector. However, when this occurs, it is likely to be taught in…

  9. 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…

  10. Las revueltas populares en Ecuador

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    Francisco Hidalgo

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La historia de las sociedades latinoamericanas, desde sus inicios, ha estado marcada por las luchas populares. Es una historia escrita la más de las veces con la violencia que reclama el derecho a la vida. Es la historia de unos colectivos que se niegan, se resisten, a perder sus espacios. Siempre ha sido de esta manera, pero ya es tiempo de cambiar el presente por un futuro de auténtica justicia. El nuevo Milenio nos recibe con las ideologías de la globalización y del mercado único, con la exclusión social y la crisis económica; debemos reaccionar como un solo pueblo frente a esto, y para eso es necesario despertar y organizarnos desde nuestras unidades culturales a fin de vencer la voracidad del capitalismo neoliberal.

  11. 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.

  12. CNRS researchers' popularization activities: a progress report

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    Yves Croissant

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available We have analyzed the popularization activities undertaken by ten thousand CNRS researchers by means of their annual reports for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006. This is the first time that such an extensive statistical study on science popularization practices is carried out. Our main findings are : - the majority of researchers is not involved in popularization (51% has not done any popularization over the three-year period, two thirds have been involved in no more than one popularization action. - popularization practices are extremely diverse, both at the individual level (we have identified three subpopulations that feature distinctive attitudes towards popularization, and at the level of scientific disciplines (researchers in Humanities are twice as active as the average, as well as in laboratories or geographical regions. - the number of actions reported in 2005 greatly increased compared to 2004 (+ 26%, while they slightly diminished in 2006.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Capitalismo estatal o convergencias populares

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    Sara Latorre

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza las interacciones entre el gobierno actual y el movimiento anti-minero para el periodo 2006-2009, bajo la hipótesis de que el modelo neo-desarrollista adoptado por el primero ha generado un nuevo escenario de conflictividad social, donde la correlación de fuerzas está signada por la abrumadora popularidad del gobierno, por un lado y por el otro, por los problemas de organización, direccionalidad y estrategias que han dificultado la consolidación y fortaleza del movimiento anti-minero.This article analyses the interactions between the current government and the anti-mining movement between 2006 and 2009. The main hypothesis of the article holds that the neo-developmentalist model adopted by the government has given way to new forms of social conflict. On the one hand, the nature of this social conflict is marked by the overwhelming popularity of the government. On the other hand however, the anti-mining movement has been weakened by problems related to its organisation, leadership and strategies, which have, in turn, prevented its consolidation.

  16. 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.

  17. The Social Role of Popularized Science

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    Ross, Derek Gilbert

    2004-01-01

    In this thesis I will argue that popularized science books should adhere to normative criteria regarding the presentation, interpretation, and understanding of the natural sciences. The increasing popularity of popular science texts (PSTs) - based on sales, critical notice, and scholarly attention - indicates that they can function to interest and partially educate the lay public in scientific principals and practices. I will identify and analyze the narrative, rhetorical features of two pop...

  18. Book review: Studying popular music culture

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    Baker, Catherine

    2013-01-01

    "Studying Popular Music Culture." Second Edition. Tim Wall. Sage. March 2013. --- Popular music entertains, inspires and even empowers, but where did it come from, how is it made, what does it mean, and how does it eventually reach our ears? Tim Wall seeks to guide students through the many ways we can analyse music and the music industries, highlighting crucial skills and useful research tips. Studying Popular Music Culture equips readers with useful analytical tools for understanding a subj...

  19. Miniesternotomia: um acesso seguro para a cirurgia cardíaca

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    Leonardo Andrade MULINARI

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    Full Text Available Atualmente, na constante busca de minimizar o tempo de intemação hospitalar e melhorar a recuperação no pós-operatório, várias altemativas cirúrgicas têm sido aventadas. Iniciamos o uso da estemotomia parcial como acesso para diversos tipos de operações cardíacas. O presente trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar a evolução hospitalar dos pacientes operados através desta técnica. No período de novembro de 1996 a março de 1997, estudamos 51 pacientes operados através da esternotomia parcial. A idade média foi de 46,8 anos, sendo 26 pacientes do sexo feminino. Os procedimentos mais realizados foram o tratamento cirúrgico valvar e as revascularizações miocárdicas. O acesso utilizado para os pacientes com lesões valvares foi a esternotomia parcial em "T" invertido no segmento superior do esterno; para outras lesões, uma esternotomia em "T" no segmento inferior e, pela dificuldade técnica imposta nas re-operações e nos procedimentos múltiplos, utilizou-se uma terceira variação, que foi a esternotomia parcial em "H" deitado, estendendo-se no corpo esternal do primeiro ao quarto espaço intercostal. O comprimento médio da incisão de pele foi de 9,9 cm. Foram realizadas 19 incisões em "T", 17 em "T" invertido e 15 em "H" deitado. O tempo médio de ventilação mecânica foi de 2,8 horas, de permanência na UTI de 31,5 horas e de internação hospitalar de 5,9 dias. Não houve complicação diretamente relacionada com o acesso e em apenas 1 caso foi necessária a conversão para a esternotomia total. Analisando a evolução destes 51 pacientes, pudemos concluir que a esternotomia parcial é um acesso seguro para o tratamento cirúrgico de diversas cardiopatias, isoladas, associadas ou re-operações. Traz um resultado estético favorável e facilita a recuperação no pós- operatório, devendo fazer parte do repertório de todo o cirurgião cardiovascular.Recently, in the constant search for shortening hospital stay and

  20. Popular Adult Education: The Bolivian Experience.

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    Luft, Murray

    A discussion paper on popular adult non-formal education in rural Bolivia, based on four months of 1982 fieldwork, focuses on the nature of popular education and its meaning in a contemporary Bolivian context, program methods and operational strategies employed, outcomes and impacts on peasant participants (many of them Indians), and problems and…

  1. Substance Use in Popular Movies and Music.

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    Roberts, Donald F.; Henriksen, Lisa; Christenson, Peter G.

    This study examines the frequency and nature of substance use in the most popular movie rentals and songs of 1996 and 1997. The intent was to determine the accuracy of public perceptions about extensive substance use in media popular among youth. Because teenagers are major consumers of movies and music, there is concern about the potential for…

  2. Role of Terms in Popular Science Text

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    Zhabbarova F. U.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The article examines and determines the specifics of terminological vocabulary used in a popular science text. It differentiates the notions of cohesion and coherence. The article reveals the main terminological means realizing cohesion in the text of a popular science article.

  3. 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…

  4. 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...

  5. Using Popular Culture to Teach Quantitative Reasoning

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    Hillyard, Cinnamon

    2007-01-01

    Popular culture provides many opportunities to develop quantitative reasoning. This article describes a junior-level, interdisciplinary, quantitative reasoning course that uses examples from movies, cartoons, television, magazine advertisements, and children's literature. Some benefits from and cautions to using popular culture to teach…

  6. Role of Terms in Popular Science Text

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    Zhabbarova F. U.

    2013-01-01

    The article examines and determines the specifics of terminological vocabulary used in a popular science text. It differentiates the notions of cohesion and coherence. The article reveals the main terminological means realizing cohesion in the text of a popular science article.

  7. Aplicación del programa HACCP en servicios de alimentación de hospitales de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social: Experiencia de un hospital

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    Geovanna Martínez Díaz

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available La alimentación que brindan los servicios de alimentación de los hospitales representa uno de los pilares fundamentales en la recuperación y/o mantenimiento de la salud del paciente hospitalizado. Además se brinda alimentación a los funcionarios del hospital,lo cual hace indiscutiblemente,que estos servicios tengan acceso a gran cantidad de personas diariamente;esto obliga a brindar un servicio de calidad. Por otro lado,cuando se habla sobre inocuidad,se piensa en un alimento que no representa ningún riesgo para la salud humana,lo cual indudablemente está ligado al término calidad.Con esta conceptualización se puede pensar:¿Estarán nuestros hospitales brindando una alimentación de calidad? Para responder a ello hay que considerar una serie de factores que influyen a través de la cadena alimentaria,como son:transporte de alimentos,instalaciones físicas,equipo disponible, manipuladores de alimentos,capacitación,controles y apoyo institucional;entre otros. Buscando establecer normas de trabajo en estos aspectos,la Dirección Técnica de Servicios de Salud de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social,representada en la Sección de Nutrición,impulsó en 1997,la creación del Proyecto Magistral en Seguridad Alimentaria,para los servicios de alimentación de los hospitales nacionales.Para el 2003,luego de varias acciones tomadas y con planes de trabajo establecidos a corto y mediano plazo,el proyecto se suspendió por falta de recursos económicos. Con grandes esfuerzos y apoyo de las autoridades hospitalarias,el Servicio de Alimentación del Hospital Dr.R.A.Calderón Guardia está trabajando bajo los lineamientos establecidos en el Proyecto de Seguridad Alimentaria.En este artículo se presentan los resultados de esta experiencia desde agosto del 2002 a diciembre del 2004. De acuerdo a los datos presentados,la implementación de un programa de control sanitario permite mejorar la inocuidad de los alimentos y por ende la calidad del

  8. 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.

  9. Capacitación en línea para la certificación de agentes de seguros de instituciones financieras

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    Díaz-Camacho, José Enrique; Velásquez-Durán, Anabel

    2012-01-01

    El presente artículo muestra los resultados de la aplicación de la capacitación en línea y su efecto sobre la certificación de agentes de seguros ante la Comisión Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas en México, específicamente el curso Cédula A, impartido en el campus IntelifinMR y como ésta permite que los participantes puedan estudiar en forma autónoma y auto dirigida, obteniendo un aprendizaje comprobable. El procedimiento general consistió en la creación de dicho curso con un diseño instrucciona...

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

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    Norma Loureiro Russo

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    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

  11. Editorial: Science Popularization through Open Access

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    Alireza Noruzi

    2008-01-01

    The science plays a crucial role in the modern society, and the popularization of science in its electronic form is closely related to the rise and development of the World Wide Web. Since 1990s -the introduction of the Web as a part of the Internet- the science popularization has become more and more involved in the web-based society. Therefore, the Web has become an important technical support of the science popularization. The Web, on the one hand, has increased the accessibility, visibili...

  12. Pure and Public, Popular and personal

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    Eriksson, Birgit

    2013-01-01

    exemplify my argument by drawing on the case of the television series Borgen, produced by the public service broadcaster DR (the Danish Broadcasting Corporation) in 2010-13. I examine how Borgen’s combination of themes, discourses, and domains includes the viewers in ways that point towards a more pragmatic......In the article I reexamine the traditional aesthetical and political critiques of popular culture and reevaluate the social and communicative potential of bestselling cultural artifacts such as highly popular television series. First, I sketch the alleged aesthetic and social problems of popular...

  13. Análisis de Eficiencia Técnica y Productividad del Marketing para una Compañía de Seguros de Vida

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    Hanns de la Fuente M.; Carmen Berné M; Marta Pedraja I.; José Luis Rojas F.

    2009-01-01

    La competitividad del mercado asegurador chileno genera a las empresas la necesidad de tomar decisiones para incrementar su eficiencia y productividad. Para incrementar la eficiencia, se necesita saber que tan bien se hacen las cosas actualmente, y para incrementar los niveles de productividad, es necesario determinar los factores que influyen en ésta y cuantificar su influencia bajo las condiciones actuales. Este trabajo analiza el caso de una compañía de seguros de vida, donde los niveles d...

  14. A Evolução do Programa de Subvenção do Prêmio do Seguro Rural: Uma Avaliação do Período de 2006 a 2010

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    Adriano Bicioni Pacheco

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo busca analisar a evolução do Programa de Subvenção do Prêmio do Seguro Rural ao longo do período de 2006 a 2010. Realizou-se uma revisão da literatura sobre os fundamentos da operação da indústria de seguros, com ênfase ao seguro rural. Desenvolveu-se uma síntese de experiências internacionais com o seguro rural: Estados Unidos, Canadá e União Europeia; posteriormente, relatou-se a política agropecuária de seguro rural do Brasil. Utilizaram-se os dados estatísticos dos Censos do Seguro Rural, compilados pelo MAPA – Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento com o objetivo de avaliar-se o programa ao longo de sua operacionalização. Identificou-se que o programa apesar de benéfico à estabilização da renda do produtor rural, ainda possui pequeno escopo de atuação frente ao total da produção agropecuária nacional. Complementarmente, os recursos federais disponibilizados precisam ser incrementados para que se alcancem taxas representativas de áreas seguradas. Por fim, indica-se a necessidade de expansão do programa especialmente orientada a médios e pequenos produtores.

  15. On Modelling Insurance Data by Using a Generalized Lognormal Distribution || Sobre la modelización de datos de seguros usando una distribución lognormal generalizada

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    García, Victoriano J.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new heavy-tailed distribution is used to model data with a strong right tail, as often occurs in practical situations. The distribution proposed is derived from the lognormal distribution, by using the Marshall and Olkin procedure. Some basic properties of this new distribution are obtained and we present situations where this new distribution correctly reflects the sample behaviour for the right tail probability. An application of the model to dental insurance data is presented and analysed in depth. We conclude that the generalized lognormal distribution proposed is a distribution that should be taken into account among other possible distributions for insurance data in which the properties of a heavy-tailed distribution are present. || Presentamos una nueva distribución lognormal con colas pesadas que se adapta bien a muchas situaciones prácticas en el campo de los seguros. Utilizamos el procedimiento de Marshall y Olkin para generar tal distribución y estudiamos sus propiedades básicas. Se presenta una aplicación de la misma para datos de seguros dentales que es analizada en profundidad, concluyendo que tal distribución deberá formar parte del catálogo de distribuciones a tener cuenta para la modernización de datos en seguros cuando hay presencia de colas pesadas.

  16. Reformulation and recontextualization in popularization discourse

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    Maurizio Gotti

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper takes into consideration the evolution of the concept of popularization and of its main techniques of realization in the last few decades. At first, the use of definitions in popularization discourse is investigated and compared to the practices followed in argumentative and pedagogical texts. Special attention is then devoted to the strategies of reformulation and of recontextualization that are often adopted in this process, and exemplifications are provided to highlight the main functions fulfilled by the use of these rhetorical tools. The social importance of popularization is subsequently highlighted together with a discussion of the possible manipulative risks that may be encountered, particularly for argumentative or promotional purposes. The analysis carried out shows the great complexity of the popularization system, which implies therefore the adoption of an integrated approach in order to clearly identify and carefully describe the various aspects involved in this process.

  17. From Popularity Prediction to Ranking Online News

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    Tatar, Alexandru; Antoniadis, Panayotis; Dias De Amorim, Marcelo; Fdida, Serge

    2014-01-01

    News articles are an engaging type of online content that captures the attention of a significant amount of Internet users. They are particularly enjoyed by mobile users and massively spread through online social platforms. As a result, there is an increased interest in discovering the articles that will become popular among users. This objective falls under the broad scope of content popularity prediction and has direct implications in the development of new services for online advertisement...

  18. Reformulation and recontextualization in popularization discourse

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    Maurizio Gotti

    2014-01-01

    The paper takes into consideration the evolution of the concept of popularization and of its main techniques of realization in the last few decades. At first, the use of definitions in popularization discourse is investigated and compared to the practices followed in argumentative and pedagogical texts. Special attention is then devoted to the strategies of reformulation and of recontextualization that are often adopted in this process, and exemplifications are provided to highlight the main ...

  19. Fryderyk Chopin in popular instrumental music

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    Kasperski, Jakub

    2010-01-01

    The author considers whether Fryderyk Chopin and his oeuvre may be regarded as part of popular culture – and if so, to what extent. However, the text is mostly taken up with analysis of popular instrumental music inspired by Chopin’s works in various ways: from simple quotation, adaptation and transcription to more sophisticated instrumentation and arrangement, free improvisation or even the creation of a completely new work derived from a single motif or sample from Chopin. ...

  20. Corpses, Popular Culture and Forensic Science

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    The dead body has a history of being a source of fascination for the living with ancient narratives relating to mysterious corpse powers that have fed into how the dead are portrayed and consumed by society. Corpses are graphically visible within the twenty-first century in not only news coverage of natural disasters, war and human inflicted trauma but most prominently in popular culture. Popular culture in this context is used to refer predominatnly but not exclusively to film and television...

  1. The everyday world of popular culture

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    Larisa Vorobec

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes this phenomenon of modern society as a mass culture from the perspective of axiological knowledge. The focus of the work, the author devotes the disclosure of the scope and practical everyday world of the phenomenon. The article presents the author's definition of concepts such as value, and popular culture. In addition, conclusions about the prospects for the development of popular culture at this stage of its existence.

  2. The everyday world of popular culture

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    Larisa Vorobec

    2013-01-01

    This article analyzes this phenomenon of modern society as a mass culture from the perspective of axiological knowledge. The focus of the work, the author devotes the disclosure of the scope and practical everyday world of the phenomenon. The article presents the author's definition of concepts such as value, and popular culture. In addition, conclusions about the prospects for the development of popular culture at this stage of its existence.

  3. 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 both the temporal correlations and the dependencies among the feature dimensions. We systematically study the performance of a set of classifiers, including linear regression, generalized linear mode...

  4. Turnover Rate of Popularity Charts in Neutral Models

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    Evans, T S

    2011-01-01

    It has been shown recently that in many different cultural phenomena the turnover rate on the most popular artefacts in a population exhibit some regularities. A very simple expression for this turnover rate has been proposed by Bentley et al. and its validity in two simple models for copying and innovation is investigated in this paper. It is found that Bentley's formula is an approximation of the real behaviour of the turnover rate in the Wright-Fisher model, while it is not valid in the Moran model.

  5. Ranking Popular Items By Naive Bayes Algorithm

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    Shiramshetty Gouthami

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The problem of ranking popular items is getting increasing interest from a number of research areas. Several algorithms have been proposed for this task. The described problem of ranking and suggesting items arises in diverse applications include interactive computational system for helping people to leverage social information; in technical these systems are called social navigation systems. These social navigation systems help each individual in their performance and decision making over selecting the items. Based on the each individual response the ranking and suggesting of popular items were done. The individual feedback might be obtained by displaying a set of suggested items, where the selection of items is based on the preference of the individual. The aim is to suggest popular items by rapidly studying the true popularity ranking of items. The difficulty in suggesting the true popular items to the users can give emphasis to reputation for some items but may mutilate the resulting item ranking for other items. So the problem of ranking and suggesting items affected many applications including suggestions and search query suggestions for social tagging systems. In this paper we propose Naïve Bayes algorithm for ranking and suggesting popular items.

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

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    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 which popular music is remembered and evokes memories. In so doing, the dissertation examines the various memory practices of the cultural and heritage industries, ranging from the bottom-up activities of ...

  7. Diagnóstico del manejo de los desechos en los laboratorios clínicos de la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social

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    Full Text Available El documento de políticas y normas presupuestarias de la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social para 1997, indica la obligación de los establecimientos de salud de cumplir lo dispuesto en la Ley Orgánica del Ambiente. Estando enfocado el interés de la institución al logro de un manejo adecuado de los desechos, el presente estudio se hizo para conocer la percepción y el conocimiento del problema, el grado de equipamiento, formas de tratamiento de los diferentes tipos de desecho, capacitación del personal, higiene y salud ocupacional de los laboratorios clínicos de la institución. A través de una encuesta suministrada a una muestra de los laboratorios estadísticamente significativa, se obtuvo los siguientes resultados: 90% desconoce la Ley Orgánica del Ambiente y otras. 75% consideran no hacer un manejo adecuado de los desechos. 72% consideran no tener personal entrenado adecuadamente. 78% de las jefaturas indican no conocer un manual que les indique cómo manejar adecuadamente los desechos. 92% indica que el personal que hace manejo de desechos carece de guantes especiales para efectuar esta labor. 73.5% de los laboratorios no recuperan papel y en más del 90% no se recupera vidrio, cartón ni plástico. 80% de los laboratorios poseen autoclaves para utilizar tanto el material limpio como para manejo de desechos. 85.7% no desinfecta los basureros de uso en los laboratorios. No se le da tratamiento al 91.7% de las orinas, 72.6% de heces y 36.1% de las sangres procesadas.A 1997 Document on budgetary Policies and Standars issued by Costa Rica’s Government-operated Soocialized Health Care System (CCSS requires the State Health Clinics to comply with the stipulations included in the Enviroment Organic Law. Because the CCSS has focused its interest on achieving appropiate waste mangement, this study was conducted in order to find out the clinical laboratories perception and kowledge of the problem, types of waste, personnel training, and

  8. La trayectoria del aborto seguro en Cuba: evitar mejor que abortar

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    María Elena Benítez Pérez

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    Full Text Available Resumen El aborto provocado o inducido es una práctica que se ha observado en todos los países. A su alrededor la neutralidad parece no existir al estar permeado por posturas que terminan polarizando todo debate. En Cuba ha sido un método extensamente usado por las mujeres para regular su procreación y este será el problema de investigación del presente trabajo. Su desarrollo parte de la hipótesis general de que aún bajo condiciones seguras, el aborto reduce; pero no elimina, riesgos y secuelas para la salud femenina. El objetivo está dirigido a fundamentar por qué evitar siempre es mejor que abortar. Su base teórica es el método de los determinantes próximos enunciado por Davis y Blake. Abstract The abortion -also known as inducted- is a practice that it has been observed worldwide. Neutrality seems not to exist around this practice, but quite a number of postures that at the end polarize the debate. This method has been used widely by women in Cuba, in order to control their procreation. This will be the research problem of the present work. Its development is based on the general hypothesis of that still under save conditions; the abortion reduces, but doesn't eliminate, risks and sequels for the feminine health. The objective is aimed to explain why avoiding always is better that aborting. Its theoretical support is the method of the next determinants, enunciated by Davis and Blake.

  9. Evolution of popularity in given names

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    Lee, Mi Jin; Jo, Woo Seong; Yi, Il Gu; Baek, Seung Ki; Kim, Beom Jun

    2016-02-01

    An individual's identity in a human society is specified by his or her name. Differently from family names, usually inherited from fathers, a given name for a child is often chosen at the parents' disposal. However, their decision cannot be made in a vacuum but affected by social conventions and trends. Furthermore, such social pressure changes in time, as new names gain popularity while some other names are gradually forgotten. In this paper, we investigate how popularity of given names has evolved over the last century by using datasets collected in Korea, the province of Quebec in Canada, and the United States. In each of these countries, the average popularity of given names exhibits typical patterns of rise and fall with a time scale of about one generation. We also observe that notable changes of diversity in given names signal major social changes.

  10. Evolution of popularity in given names

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    Lee, Mi Jin; Yi, Il Gu; Baek, Seung Ki; Kim, Beom Jun

    2015-01-01

    An individual's identity in a human society is specified by his or her name. Differently from family names, usually inherited from fathers, a given name for a child is often chosen at the parents' disposal. However, their decision cannot be made in a vacuum but affected by social conventions and trends. Furthermore, such social pressure changes in time, as new names gain popularity while some other names are gradually forgotten. In this paper, we investigate how popularity of given names has evolved over the last century by using datasets collected in Korea, the province of Quebec in Canada, and the United States. In each of these countries, the average popularity of given names exhibits typical patterns of rise and fall with a time scale of about one generation. We also observe that notable changes of diversity in given names signal major social changes.

  11. 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.

  12. A experiência norte-americana com o seguro agrícola: lições ao Brasil?

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    Marcelo Fernandes Guimarães

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O seguro agrícola é um instrumento eficaz de gestão de riscos rurais. Paradoxalmente, sua utilização pelos agricultores é relativamente reduzida em quase todo o mundo. Uma notória exceção é os Estados Unidos da América, país onde essa modalidade alcançou reconhecido sucesso. O processo, porém, foi lento, muito dispendioso e envolveu a participação determinante do Estado em diversas ações complementares. Dessa forma, países que desejam incluir esse instrumento dentre as prioridades de sua política agrícola, como parece ser o caso brasileiro, devem estar atentos aos requisitos para o seu sucesso e aos resultados e problemas gerados ou ampliados por sua massificação. O estudo da experiência norte-americana fornece lições relevantes.Agricultural insurance is considered to be an effective to manage rural risks. Surprisingly, its adoption by farmers is very limited all over the world. An outstanding exception is the United States of America, country in which this instrument has achieved remarkable success. Nevertheless, the process of diffusion of agricultural insurance in the USA was slow and expensive. It has also required significant government intervention through a variety of complementary actions. In this context, countries willing to introduce this instrument among other agricultural policy tools, as it seems the case of Brazil, should proceed with caution. Agricultural insurance success has important pre-requisites and its general diffusion may amplify its problems. The analysis of the North American experience provides worthwhile lessons.

  13. Hedging in Popular Scientific Articles on Medicine

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    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.

  14. Android the world's most popular mobile OS

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    Westerfil, Jack

    2012-01-01

    ABOUT THE BOOK Android is now the world's most popular mobile operating system. That wasn't always the case, however. When the platform first came out, it was ill-equipped to combat the threat of the iPhone. Growing from a humble beginning, Android's popularity around the world has exploded. According to Google, Android sees 350,000 devices activated every single day. the platform also accounts for nearly 60% of all first-time smartphone purchases, and holds 47% of the entire market. But that statistic is a bit out of date. Andy Rubin, head honcho on the Android project, claims that Androi

  15. Adolescents and popular culture. A psychodynamic overview.

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    Rosenblum, D S; Daniolos, P; Kass, N; Martin, A

    1999-01-01

    Adolescents occupy a difficult and seemingly elusive developmental space, which makes them enigmas to most adults, including psychotherapists. Building upon dynamic theory such as that formulated by Winnicott or Erikson, this paper explores the relationship between adolescents and material elements of popular culture within a psychodynamic and developmental framework. Theoretical perspectives are integrated with case material to illustrate some of the roles of popular music and fashion in the lives of teenagers as a means of expression and in potential therapeutic alliance formation, dynamic understanding and working through developmental conflicts in displacement. PMID:10748638

  16. Books and the popularization of science

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    Buchanan, R.

    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.

  17. La extensión del seguro de salud en Iberoamérica: una estrategia de política exterior del franquismo en la inmediata posguerra (1942-1959

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    Vilar Rodríguez, Margarita

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    Full Text Available For reasons of political strategy, the Franco dictatorship sought to have an influence in matters of social insurance, especially sickness coverage, in Latin American countries during the 1940s and 1950s. The results of this collaboration were mediocre in practice and led to little real progress, apart from imitating management institutions and some actuarial and statistical training courses. This failure was due to a large extent to the backwardness and weakness of the Franco dictatorship’s own model of health care provision, stifled by a chronic financial deficit and with serious shortcomings in both coverage of the population and provisions offered. Beginning in the 1960s, once the stage of isolation and autarky was overcome, the Francoist authorities reduced their interest in the Latin American strategy and started to look towards Europe.La dictadura franquista por motivos de estrategia política intentó influir en materia de seguros sociales, en especial en la cobertura de la enfermedad, en los países iberoamericanos durante las décadas de 1940 y 1950. Los resultados de esta colaboración resultaron mediocres en la práctica y produjeron pocos avances reales, al margen de la imitación de las instituciones de gestión y algunos cursos de formación actuarial y estadística. Este fracaso se debió en gran medida al propio atraso y debilidad del modelo de cobertura sanitaria de la dictadura franquista ahogado por un déficit financiero crónico y con graves limitaciones tanto en la cobertura de la población como en las prestaciones ofrecidas. A partir de la década de 1960, una vez superada la etapa de aislamiento y autarquía, las autoridades franquistas redujeron su interés en la estrategia iberoamericana y comenzaron a mirar a Europa.

  18. Abstracts of Popular Culture: A Quarterly Publication of International Popular Phenomena. Vol. 1:A.

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    Browne, Ray B., Ed.

    Over 2100 articles concerned with popular culture, drawn from 188 American periodicals and a scattering of foreign publications, are scanned in this volume. Popular culture is defined as any aspect of life which is not academic or creative in the narrowest and most esoteric sense of the words. Thirty- to 150-word abstracts are provided of…

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

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    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 which

  20. 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…

  1. Is Being Popular a Risky Proposition?

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    Mayeux, L.; Sandstrom, M.J.; Cillessen, A.H.N.

    2008-01-01

    Longitudinal associations between social preference, perceived popularity, and risk behaviors (smoking, alcohol use, and sexual activity) were examined in a sample of high school students. Social preference did not predict any of the risk behaviors assessed, although the interaction between gender a

  2. Popular Education As Adult Education within Postmodernism.

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    Stanage, Sherman M.

    1995-01-01

    Adult education must become popular education in both communal and personal terms to survive funding agencies' special power-interest hegemonies, traditional higher education models, and rampant economic materialism. This article discusses six modernist constructions of adult education, highlighting professionalization and specialization, and…

  3. Bolivian Currents: Popular Participation and Indigenous Communities.

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    Dudley, Mary Jo

    1997-01-01

    Describes the effects on indigenous communities of Bolivia's recent Popular Participation Laws, which relocated political and financial decision making to the municipal level; community efforts toward cultural maintenance and nonformal agricultural education; the activism of indigenous university students; and the dual discrimination suffered by…

  4. Using Popular Children's Films in Science

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    Wadsworth, Elle; Croker, Stev; Harrison, Tim

    2012-01-01

    Watching films is a common activity for children outside of school, and incorporating popular films that contain scientific references has the potential to spark interest in the classroom. Clips rather than entire films can be used, as the children will maintain focus on the lesson objectives while being excited by the appeal of the film. The use…

  5. 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.…

  6. Law and Popular Culture : International Perspectives

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

    2014-01-01

    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,

  7. Stepfamily Strengths: A Review of Popular Literature.

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    Coleman, Marilyn; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Reviewed popular literature (self-help books, magazines, adolescent fiction) that identified stepfamily strengths. Potential strengths of stepfamily life were identified in all three sources. The primary focus of self-help literature and magazine articles, however, was on stepfamily problems. Concludes that adolescent fiction may be used to good…

  8. American Popular Music 1950-2000

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    Lonergan, David

    2011-01-01

    This article describes and discusses some of the chief resources in the study of post-World War II mainstream popular music. In addition to indicating major areas of research, it can serve as a guide to collection development in the discipline.

  9. Gender and Cultural Consecration in Popular Music

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    Schmutz, Vaughn; Faupel, Alison

    2010-01-01

    This research examines the gendered nature of cultural legitimacy and consecration in popular music. We explore two related questions. First, which factors affect the likelihood that female performers achieve consecrated status? Second, how are those decisions discursively legitimated? Using a mixed-methods research design, we find that in both…

  10. A Comparison of "Popular Music Pedagogy" Discourses

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    Mantie, Roger

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to interrogate discourses of "popular music pedagogy" in order to better understand music education practices generally and specifically those in the United States. Employing a conceptual framework based on the work of Jan Blommaert (2005), a content analysis was conducted on a sample of 81 articles related…

  11. 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…

  12. Shanghai Performing Arts Fair Gaining Global Popularity

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    TianZui; ZuZhongren

    2003-01-01

    China Shanghai International Arts Festival Performing Arts Fair is gaining popularity. In two months after the dates of the fair were announced, all the 120 booths were booked out, and for the first time in the event's four-year history, participants had to scramble to get in. When the trade fair opened, about 40 organizations were shut out.

  13. 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…

  14. Teaching Theory through Popular Culture Texts

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    Trier, James

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author describes a pedagogical approach to teaching theory to pre-service teachers. This approach involves articulating academic texts that introduce theoretical ideas and tools with carefully selected popular culture texts that can be taken up to illustrate the elements of a particular theory. Examples of the theories…

  15. 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…

  16. What Is Popular Music Studies? Some Observations

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    Cloonan, Martin

    2005-01-01

    Popular Music Studies (PMS) is now taught in over 20 higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK and numerous others across the world. This article outlines the constituent parts of PMS in the UK and questions its status as a discipline in its own right. It concludes by arguing that, having established itself, PMS will need to deal with two key…

  17. Predicting Bullying: Maladjustment, Social Skills and Popularity

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    Postigo, Silvia; Gonzalez, Remedios; Mateu, Carmen; Montoya, Inmaculada

    2012-01-01

    In order to prevent bullying, research has characterised the adolescents involved in terms of their social skills, maladjustment and popularity. However, there is a lack of knowledge concerning the relationships between these variables and how these relationships predict bullying involvement. Moreover, the literature has focused on pure bullies…

  18. Shakespeare Cereals: A Popular Culture Exercise.

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    Schiff, Peter

    1997-01-01

    Offers an exercise involving popular culture to help students experience the contemporary power of Shakespeare. Explains that after reading a Shakespeare play, students develop new cereal brands based upon the work's plot, characters, or themes, afterward naming, designing, creating, and displaying the cereal package. Combines literary analysis,…

  19. How to make the unpopular popular?

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    This study examined how policy characteristics (i.e. push versus pull measure and high versus low cost behaviour targeted) and social norms (i.e. strong versus weak social norms) influence the acceptability of environmental policies. Results of a mixed 2 2 2 subjects design among 123 participants...... to make the unpopular popular....

  20. The Nature of Science in Popular Nonfiction

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    Austin, Barbara; Menasco, Jackie; Vannette, Trenda

    2008-01-01

    To help make science relevant to student's everyday lives, the authors required their 10th-grade summer school students to read selections from a popular nonfiction science book. By doing so, they were able to promote literacy and provide an authentic portrayal of the nature of science in a way that was fun and interesting for their students. This…

  1. UWP 011: Popular Science and Technology Writing

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    Perrault, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    UWP 011: Popular Science & Technology Writing is a sophomore-level course designed as an introduction to rhetoric of science at UC Davis, a science-focused land-grant university. The course fulfills the general education requirements for written literacy and for topical breadth in arts and humanities. The catalog describes the course as…

  2. Política de dividendos en una cartera de seguros no vida: Un análisis desde la teoría colectiva del riesgo

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    Mármol, Maite

    2002-01-01

    [spa] El análisis de la solvencia en las carteras de seguros no vida es un tema que ha sido muy tratado en la literatura actuarial generando una amplia bibliografía. Las hipótesis y los riesgos analizados han ido ampliándose, incluyéndose, ya no sólo el riesgo básico que viene representado por las fluctuaciones de la siniestralidad, sino otros muchos factores como la rentabilidad de las reservas, la inflación, los ciclos económicos, el reparto de dividendos, etc... El entorno en el que se des...

  3. Política de dividendos en una cartera de seguros no vida: Un análisis desde la teoría colectiva del riesgo

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    Mármol Jiménez, Maite

    2002-01-01

    El análisis de la solvencia en las carteras de seguros no vida es un tema que ha sido muy tratado en la literatura actuarial generando una amplia bibliografía. Las hipótesis y los riesgos analizados han ido ampliándose, incluyéndose, ya no sólo el riesgo básico que viene representado por las fluctuaciones de la siniestralidad, sino otros muchos factores como la rentabilidad de las reservas, la inflación, los ciclos económicos, el reparto de dividendos, etc... El entorno en el que se desarroll...

  4. Los seguros agrícolas: Evolución y perspectivas en América Latina y el Caribe

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    Mark D. Wenner

    2005-01-01

    Este documento se centra en el manejo de riesgos de producción agrícola, explica los conceptos fundamentales y analiza los motivos por los que los mercados de seguros han demorado en desarrollarse en América Latina y el Caribe. Asimismo, formula recomendaciones para la creación de mercados sostenibles en contextos de países en desarrollo. En este trabajo, se sostiene que los escasos recursos públicos estarían mejor invertidos en la creación de condiciones de mercado favorables para el desarro...

  5. Panorama epidemiológico de la mortalidad por cáncer en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social: 1991-1995

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    SALMERÓN-CASTRO JORGE; FRANCO-MARINA FRANCISCO; SALAZAR-MARTÍNEZ EDUARDO; LAZCANO-PONCE EDUARDO CÉSAR

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    Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento de la mortalidad global por cáncer, así como la mortalidad específica para las principales neoplasias malignas en población adulta derechohabiente (DH) del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). Material y métodos. A partir de los registros oficiales de defunción y de la información sobre la población para los años 1991-1995, se estimaron las tasas anuales de mortalidad global y específica para las 10 principales neoplasias malignas por sexo, en may...

  6. 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

  7. 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; Valdez-Santiago Rosario; Viniegra-Velázquez Leonardo; Rivera-Rivera Leonor; Salmerón-Castro Jorge

    2003-01-01

    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 ...

  8. 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,...

  9. Desarrollo sostenible y hábitat popular.

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    Juan José Castiblanco

    2015-07-01

    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

  10. 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

    2013-01-01

    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

  11. Modelización financiero-actuarial de un seguro de dependencia = Long Term Care Insurance Actuarial Model

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    Herranz Peinado, Patricia

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available España ha seguido la tendencia de otros países en cuanto a la cobertura de las personas dependientes, es decir, aquellas que necesitan ayuda para realizar las tareas básicas de la vida diaria, y lo ha hecho mediante la aprobación de la Ley de Promoción de la Autonomía Personal y Atención a las personas en situación de Dependencia, que se basa en la financiación pública. A pesar de los esfuerzos para el desarrollo de la Ley, ésta no está dando los frutos que debiera haber dado y se hace necesaria la existencia de productos privados de cobertura que puedan atender a las necesidades de aquellos que los demandan. Dado los escasos estudios que sobre este tema existen todavía en nuestro país, el establecer una aproximación a las primas de un seguro privado de dependencia puede servir de referencia para el análisis de su comercialización por parte de las aseguradoras. En este trabajo se trata de analizar una serie de cuestiones que den respuesta a dos objetivos. Por una parte, establecer un modelo financiero-actuarial que sirva como apoyo en el diseño de productos privados que cubran la dependencia y, por otra, realizar una aproximación a las bases técnicas actuariales que lleven a la cuantificación de las primas. = Spain has followed the trend of other countries about long term care, that is, people who need help to perform the basic tasks of daily living. In December 2006, Spanish Parliament approved the law called Ley de Promoción de la Autonomía Personal y Atención a las personas en situación de Dependencia, with public financing. This law is not producing the expected results, and it makes necessary the existence of private insurance. Currently, there are few studies on long term care in our country. An approach to premiums of a private insurance can serve as reference for the studies by insurers. This work tries to study a series of questions responding simultaneously to two goals, establishing an actuarial model and, on

  12. Japanization? : Japanese Popular Culture among Swedish Youth

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    Lindell, Johan

    2008-01-01

    Japanese presence on the global cultural market has steadily been increasing throughout the last decades. Fan-communities all over the world are celebrating the Japanese culture and cultural identity no longer seems bound to the local. This thesis is an empirical study which aims to examine the transnational flow of Japanese popular culture into Sweden. The author addresses the issue with three research questions; what unique dimensions could be ascribed to Swedish anime-fandom, what is appea...

  13. Rousseau and the concept of popular sovereignty

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    Georg Zenkert

    2000-01-01

    This essay examines Rousseau's political philosophy from the view point of power. The social contractis not under the modern primacy of "govemment". It rather sees the constitution of community as an autonomous form of power that, under democratic conditions, reaches its realization in popular sovereignty. The legislator's enigmatic figure manifests, although with restriction, a third form of power: authority or the power of action as a competence of political initiatives. The balance among t...

  14. Machine learning algorithms for datasets popularity prediction

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    Kancys, Kipras

    2016-01-01

    This report represents continued study where ML algorithms were used to predict databases popularity. Three topics were covered. First of all, there was a discrepancy between old and new meta-data collection procedures, so a reason for that had to be found. Secondly, different parameters were analysed and dropped to make algorithms perform better. And third, it was decided to move modelling part on Spark.

  15. Popularity of “convenience food”

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    Grażyna Adamczyk

    2010-01-01

    The article describes the origins and essence of convenience food, its classifications, and consumer opinions and attitudes. It was concluded that, despite the universality and the unflagging popularity of convenience foods, there is the view that users of this category of products have very different levels of knowledge about its nature and nutritional value and health. Contemporary consumers strongly and positively perceive it, show great knowledge of different types and attributes. Though,...

  16. Typologies of the Popular Science Web Video

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    Morcillo, Jesús Muñoz; Czurda, Klemens; Trotha, Caroline Y. Robertson-von

    2015-01-01

    The creation of popular science web videos on the Internet has increased in recent years. The diversity of formats, genres, and producers makes it difficult to formulate a universal definition of science web videos since not every producer considers him- or herself to be a science communicator in an institutional sense, and professionalism and success on video platforms no longer depend exclusively on technical excellence or production costs. Entertainment, content quality, and authenticity h...

  17. Andean Archaeological History and the Popular Press

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    David L. Browman

    1995-01-01

    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 ...

  18. Aggressive effects of prioritizing popularity in early adolescence.

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    Cillessen, Antonius H N; Mayeux, Lara; Ha, Thao; de Bruyn, Eddy H; LaFontana, Kathryn M

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the moderating effects of prioritizing popularity on the association between early adolescents' popularity and their aggressive, leadership, and prosocial behaviors with peers. Participants were 288 14-year-olds from The Netherlands who completed a sociometric instrument and an assessment of how much they prioritized popularity over other personal goals. Results indicated that prioritizing popularity was distinct from actual popularity in the peer group. Further, prioritizing popularity moderated the association of popularity with aggressive and leadership behaviors, with adolescents who were both popular and who prioritized popularity being particularly aggressive and scoring high on leadership behaviors. This trend was especially true for boys. The same moderating effect was not found for prosocial behaviors. Motivational and social-cognitive factors in the dynamics of peer popularity are highlighted. PMID:24338722

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

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    Alireza Noruzi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available 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 cited by scientific papers. This study tries to identify and quantify the number of citations to Wikipedia in the papers indexed by the ISI Web of Science, studying the citation behavior of authors who have published papers in journals indexed by this database. Another simple search was conducted in order to analyze the number of citations to Britannica in the Cited Work=(Britannica* AND Cited Year=(2004-2009. The result showed that Britannica was cited only 10 times by 10 different subject areas and only in English language documents. The data show that Wikipedia is cited 26 times more than Britannica. Although, the credibility and reliability of content of Wikipedia as an authoritative reference source was widely criticized (e.g., Lih, 2004; Andrew et al., 2005; Korfiatis, Poulos, & Bokos, 2006, it is cited more than Britannica. The significance of Wikipedia from a citation analysis point of view goes well beyond open access and enhanced opportunities for citation.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Cooperation and popularity in spatial games

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    Zhang, Hai-Feng; Jin, Zhen; Wang, Zhen

    2014-11-01

    Selection of the competition opponent is crucial for the evolution of cooperation in evolutionary games. In this work, we introduce a simple rule, incorporating individual popularity via the single parameter α, to study how the selection of the potential strategy sources influences individual behavior traits. For positive α players with high popularity will be considered more likely, while for negative α the opposite holds. Setting α equal to zero returns the frequently adopted random selection of the opponent. We find that positive α (namely, adopting the strategy from a more popular player) promotes the emergence of cooperation, which is robust against different interaction networks and game classes. The essence of this boosting effect can be attributed to the fact: increasing α accelerates the microscopic organization of cooperator clusters to resist the exploitation of defectors. Moreover, we also demonstrated that the introduction of a new mechanism alters the impact of uncertainty by strategy adoption on the evolution of cooperation. We thus present a viable method of understanding the ubiquitous cooperative behaviors in nature and hope that it will inspire further studies to resolve social dilemmas.

  3. Políticas de inversión del sector de seguros y de pensiones en la Unión Europea: Inversión en inmuebles

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    Suarez, Jose L.; Hernandez, Rafael

    2006-01-01

    El volumen de las inversiones del sector seguros y fondos de pensiones europeo representa un porcentaje elevado del mercado inversor de la Unión Europea (UE) y, en particular, este sector es uno de los inversores institucionales más importantes del mercado inmobiliario. La investigación describe las inversiones del sector de seguros y de fondos de pensiones y su estructura y estrategias de inversión. Se incluye información sobre Estados miembros de la UE y entidades privadas, así como la norm...

  4. Avaliação da implementação do programa de subvenção do prêmio do Seguro Rural

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    Estela Alves de Medeiros

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho objetiva realizar avaliação da implantação do Programa de Subvenção do Prêmio do Seguro Rural, criado pelo Decreto n. 5.121/2004 e gerenciado pelo Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento. A partir de pesquisa documental e entrevistas com responsáveis por sua implementação, a avaliação apresenta os antecedentes de sua criação, principais características, a implantação e resultados alcançados. A seguir, os resultados do Programa frente aos objetivos propostos pela política pública e com relação aos critérios de suficiência de recursos, instrumentos de gestão e participação social foram avaliados. A conclusão da avaliação aponta uma eficácia parcial do Programa. O interesse pela adesão continua vigente, o que demonstra sua necessidade e importância. É preciso, contudo, avançar em alguns pontos, como o efetivo exercício do papel do Comitê Gestor Interministerial do Seguro Rural e a garantia dos recursos orçamentários de forma tempestiva.

  5. Propuesta de formulación financiero-actuarial de un seguro de dependencia y acercamiento a una aplicación práctica

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    Mª Manuela Segovia

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En los países industrializados, convergen dos fenómenos demográficos, la longevidad y la escasa natalidad, que provocan un envejecimiento de la población y con ello una serie de procesos sociales que son necesarios atender. Uno de ellos, es la cobertura de la dependencia de las personas mayores, entendiendo por dependencia, la necesidad de ayuda para realizar las tareas básicas de la vida diaria. España se encuentra en la actualidad en plena discusión parlamentaria para regular mediante ley la dependencia y cubrir el avance de este problema que en los próximos años se verá agravado por nuestra evolución demográfica y social. Esta ley pretende establecer las bases para su atención mediante un seguro de dependencia, bien de cobertura pública por parte del Estado o bien por aseguradoras privadas. El trabajo presentado en este congreso forma parte de un estudio amplio sobre la dependencia en España y abordará una aproximación a la formulación actuarial de un seguro de dependencia partiendo del uso de cadenas de Markov para un modelo de múltiples estados, y un acercamiento a la aplicación práctica mediante el análisis de datos sobre discapacidad de nuestro país.

  6. de producción popular de arroz en Cuba

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    Maikel Orlando Arrastia Acosta

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Las prácticas de poscosecha influyen directamente sobre la calidad del arroz molinado, tanto en términos de composición como de apariencia. Dentro de estas se destacan las operaciones de secado y molinado. En Cuba las tecnologías empleadas, actualmente, por el sector de producción popular de arroz en estas etapas del proceso productivo no siempre son las más adecuadas. Generalmente se utiliza el secado solar y el molinado en molinos del tipo Engleberg (o criollos construidos de forma artesanal y con medios propios. A través de este trabajo se evalúa la influencia del equipamiento de molinado sobre la calidad del arroz producido por productores del sector popular de arroz. Para ello se utilizó arroz con cáscara (variedad IACuba-31 producido en el municipio Yaguajay, Sancti Spíritus. El mismo fue sometido a métodos de secado empleados por estos productores y posteriormente se realizó el proceso de molinado por medio de dos tecnologías: a en un molino criollo y b en una descascaradora de rodillos de goma acoplada a un molino criollo. Como resultado de la comparación del producto final obtenido en estas tecnologías de molinado se pudo determinar que no existen diferencias significativas en cuanto a los porcentajes de granos enteros y partidos obtenidos con respecto a las diferentes formas de secado empleadas. La introducción de la descascaradora de rodillos de goma acoplada al molino criollo mejoró la calidad del arroz molinado, dando lugar a un incremento del porcentaje de granos enteros del 7 %. Además, garantiza la producción de arroz molinado con porcentajes de granos partidos inferiores al 25 %, lo que hace al arroz producido por este sector más competitivo y mejora sus posibilidades de comercialización. El uso de este sistema de molinado también mejora los ingresos de los productores y contribuye al establecimiento de precios de acuerdo con la calidad del producto en los mercados agropecuarios.

  7. La determinación del género en música popular

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    Rodríguez, Edgardo José

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo nos proponemos estudiar el problema del género en la música popular dentro del marco de la teoría musical y la musicología tradicional. En los estudios de música popular hemos notado cierta desaprensión por la caracterización del objeto musical y paralelamente, la concentración de esfuerzos en los factores contextuales a partir de la aplicación de modelos semióticos, antropológicos y sociológicos. A la crítica furibunda al estructuralismo musical parece continuarle el simple o...

  8. Laughter in popular games and in sport

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    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,...... bodily 'physiology' of laughter, the exploding psychical energy, and the inter-bodily social relations in laughter and play and game point towards the multi-dimensionality of health, as it was formulated by WHO: as "physical, mental, and social well-being"....

  9. Rousseau and the concept of popular sovereignty

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    Georg Zenkert

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available This essay examines Rousseau's political philosophy from the view point of power. The social contractis not under the modern primacy of "govemment". It rather sees the constitution of community as an autonomous form of power that, under democratic conditions, reaches its realization in popular sovereignty. The legislator's enigmatic figure manifests, although with restriction, a third form of power: authority or the power of action as a competence of political initiatives. The balance among these three forms of power constitutes the framework of the modern conception of politics.

  10. What is Popular Amongst Your Friends?

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    Barman, Kishor

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we analyze a collaborative filter that answers the simple question: What is popular amongst your friends? While this basic principle seems to be prevalent in many practical implementations, there does not appear to be much theoretical analysis of its performance. In this paper, we partly fill this gap. While recent works on this topic, such as the low-rank matrix completion literature, consider the probability of error in recovering the entire rating matrix, we consider probability of an error in an individual recommendation (bit error rate (BER)). For a mathematical model introduced in [1],[2], we identify three regimes of operation for our algorithm (named Popularity Amongst Friends (PAF)) in the limit as the matrix size grows to infinity. In a regime characterized by large number of samples and small degrees of freedom (defined precisely for the model in the paper), the asymptotic BER is zero; in a regime characterized by large number of samples and large degrees of freedom, the asymptotic B...

  11. Is Agrotourism Popular on the Internet?

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    KRISTINA Brščić

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available There is growing literature on the importance of the Internet, such as the growing importance of the agri/agrotourism role in the tourism industry, but with little inspection of the relationship in the context of word of mouth. The assumption is that online word of mouth makes the understanding of agrotourism more popular, so the aim of this paper is to examine whether the “popularity” of agrotourism has grown on the Internet during past years during which the Internet has recorded exceptional growth. According to that, this paper examines the distributions of using similar keywords with the same meaning - agritourism and agrotourism - during last four years (from June 2007 to June 2011 by use of Google alert and the word agroturizam which is the translation of these words in the Croatian language. Google alert was used as a monitoring tool. The paper analyzes the appearances of these three keywords monthly and daily on Google and additionally analyzes their use on Facebook as the most popular social group nowadays.

  12. Acción popular de moralidad administrativa

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    Ernesto Matallana Camacho

    2010-12-01

    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

  13. Home admission assessment in a Popular Council. Evaluación del ingreso en el hogar en un Consejo Popular.

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    Alina Moreno Soca

    Full Text Available Background: The tendency in the present world is to develop ambulatory surgery, precocious discharge from hospital facilities, reduction of the number of beds in usage at the hospital and the increment of outpatients which bring about reduction in costs. Our health system incorporated the General Comprehensive doctor and nurse system in 1984 to the primary health assistance facilitating home admission. Objectives: To evaluate home admission in a popular council to determine the fulfillment and deficiency of such admission taking into account the diseases describe in the methodological folder in the new strategy held by the Public Health Minister. Methods: A descriptive study was carried out about the behavior of home admission. 178 patients belonging to 9 General Comprehensive doctor and nurse office in Aguada de Pasajero popular council in the last trimester were taken as sample of this study. Age, sex, causes of admission, average of staying, discharging state of the patient as well as evaluation of the clinical records and the follow up to the discharged patients were the variables analyzed. Results: Respiratory infections constituted the main cause of admission predominating the 15-59 year-old group with 53, 4% meanwhile 64, 2% belonged to female sex. Pregnancy affections were the highest causes of staying with 5, 3 days. 80 % of the families reported to be satisfied with this medical assistance modality.

    Fundamento: La tendencia en el mundo actual es al desarrollo de la cirugía ambulatoria, el alta precoz, la reducción de camas y el aumento de pacientes ambulatorios, todo lo cual redunda en un mejor costo beneficio. Nuestro sistema de salud incorporó, a partir de 1984, el modelo de atención del médico y la enfermera de la familia vinculados a la atención primaria de salud, lo que posibilita la realización de ingresos en el hogar.

  14. 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

    2008-01-01

    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 adolescents (56% girls, 44% boys) in vocational and college preparatory schools in Northwestern Europe. Perceived popularity was significantly related to...

  15. Material conditions and discourses of popular music heritage in Slovenia

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    2013-01-01

    The article draws research into popular music together with the rapidly developing field of heritage studies. The central question is how to think of (Slovenian) popular music in heritage terms from theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives. The article first develops a theoretical and methodological framework to analyse popular music heritage and then applies it to the case of Slovenia. While several official institutions collect certain material aspects of popular music heritag...

  16. A RESEARCH ON POPULAR CULTURE AND SPORT CENTERS

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    SOLMAZ, Doç.Dr. Başak; AYDIN, B.Oguz

    2012-01-01

    In the community, popular culture lives in a close relation with the pratices that forms the life of majority or the public. Also, throughout history, popular culture is fed by the cases that classify societies such as ideology, power, elite societies and ownership status of manufacturing resources. In addition to these, popular culture both lives in democracy and freedom that is the preference of majority and in the alternate culture that the high culture defer. Todays, popular culture lives...

  17. 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.

  18. 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…

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

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    Meijs, N.; Cillessen, A.H.N.; Scholte, R.H.J.; Segers, P.C.J.; Spijkerman, R.

    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 domin

  20. 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;…

  1. 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…

  2. 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 in

  3. The Use of Popular Science Articles in Teaching Scientific Literacy

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    Parkinson, Jean; Adendorff, Ralph

    2004-01-01

    This article considers the use of popular science articles in teaching scientific literacy. Comparing the discourse features of popular science with research article and textbook science--the last two being target forms for students--it argues that popular science articles cannot serve as models for scientific writing. It does, however, suggest…

  4. Producing "Postman Pat": The Popular Cultural Construction of Idyllic Rurality

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    Horton, John

    2008-01-01

    This paper concerns the popular cultural representation of English rurality. It focuses upon "Postman Pat", a popular cultural phenomenon which has come to be routinely cited as exemplary and iconic of contemporary imaginings of the English countryside as "idyllic". The idea that Anglocentric popular culture (re)produces this sort of "rural…

  5. 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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    Francisco Cancela

    2007-12-01

    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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Ashlee Simpson, an MTV popular star

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    2005-01-01

    跳舞、唱歌、演戏,阿什莉·辛普森辛勤浇灌艺术花草;购物、写作、聊天,辛普森尽情享受快乐人生。请走进时尚人物——艾希莉·辛普森。Ashlee Simpson is a world-famous popularstar in dance,music,film and TV.Ashlee Sim pson was born on October 3rd,1984in Texas,the United States of America.She is the younger sister of popular star Jessi-ca Simpson.Ashlee Simpson liked dancing,singing and acting in her childhood and was often sunghigh praise for by her par-ents,classm ates and teachers.As a matter of fact,shestarted dancing at the age ofonly four and by the time she was eleven yea...

  10. Publishing Outside the Box: Popular Press Books.

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    Vyse, Stuart

    2014-10-01

    Writing and publishing popular press books requires a set of skills, not natural to basic and applied researchers trained to publish in peer-referred behavior analytic journals or to practice behavior analysis in applied settings. This article provides suggestions and examples. These include finding a distinctive idea, securing a contract, hiring an agent (or not), deciding on a publisher, and writing engagingly for a broad audience. The last is the greatest challenge. Among my recommendations are to read good prose, good models, and good books about publishing; talk to experienced colleagues; read aloud to judge the appropriateness of your vocabulary and style; and interject humor, imagery, and drama. Book publishing is a long and difficult process, but it is possible. It has a great potential for bringing behavior analytic research, practice and theory to the attention of the general public. PMID:27274959

  11. Predicting dataset popularity for the CMS experiment

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    Kuznetsov, Valentin; Giommi, Luca; Bonacorsi, Daniele; Wildish, Tony

    2016-01-01

    The CMS experiment at the LHC accelerator at CERN relies on its computing infrastructure to stay at the frontier of High Energy Physics, searching for new phenomena and making discoveries. Even though computing plays a significant role in physics analysis we rarely use its data to predict the system behavior itself. A basic information about computing resources, user activities and site utilization can be really useful for improving the throughput of the system and its management. In this paper, we discuss a first CMS analysis of dataset popularity based on CMS meta-data which can be used as a model for dynamic data placement and provide the foundation of data-driven approach for the CMS computing infrastructure.

  12. Assentamentos Populares Urbanos e Meio Ambiente

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    Fontes Breno Augusto Souto-Maior

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    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.

  13. 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.

  14. Movilización popular por la salud en Bolivia

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    Javier Torres Goitia T.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la experiencia de una política de salud democrática y participativa que pudo aplicarse exitosamente en Bolivia simultáneamente con la recuperación de la democracia después de 18 años de gobiernos de facto y dictaduras militares. Esta experiencia estuvo inspirada en los conceptos emergentes de la medicina social y tuvo como base una forma de concebir la participación popular en salud muy diferente a la tradicional que busca que la población coopere con los servicios. Lo que la experiencia boliviana señala es que son los profesionales del área de salud los que deben cooperar con la población en la conquista de sus reivindicaciones y derechos, uno de los cuales es el Derecho a la Salud. Se analiza el importante papel que cumplieron los Comités Populares de Salud por un lado y médicos especialmente capacitados por otro, para acometer una serie de movilizaciones que lograron impactos importantes como la desaparición del bocio endémico que afectaba al 65.5% de la población escolar, la reducción de la mortalidad infantil de 200 por mil a 75 en un período de 10 años, la desaparición de enfermedades inmunoprevenibles como la poliomielitis y el sarampión y otros avances importantes.

  15. 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

    2009-10-01

    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

  16. 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

  17. Estudio de la contaminación ambiental al interior de las viviendas en tres barrios de la capital dominicana

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    Georgina Espinal; Sócrates Nivar

    2004-01-01

    En todo el mundo, la finalidad primordial de los edificios es proteger al ser humano de los peligros y molestias del exterior y ofrecer un lugar seguro y cómodo para vivir y desarrollar sus actividades. EI tema de la calidad del ambiente al interior de las viviendas está siendo estudiado a profundidad desde distintos ángulos por los efectos adversos que causa a la salud humana. Organizaciones como la Oficina Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), preocupada por los indicadores q...

  18. Global warming: Popular vision vs. scientific fact

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    In the popular vision, environmental apocalypse looms over the land. It's a vision of catastrophic global warming that ultimately leads to crop failures, rapid and inundating surges in sea level, enormous hurricanes, and burning forests incapable of renewing themselves. It's become warmer, yes, and perhaps will be warmer still, but to the degree of catastrophe The available data on climate change say no. It's true that virtually all scientists directly involved in climatological research (this author included) believe that the earth will warm some as a result of the increase in emissions that absorb infrared radiation or enhance the greenhouse effect. Indeed, though the media portray the debate otherwise, global warming is not a struggle between true believers and skeptics. The fact is that while the scientists who have examined the issue know that the planet has warmed slightly in the last century, few will ascribe much, if any, of that warming to a change in the greenhouse effect. Further, warming itself does not imply the apocalypse that dominates the rhetoric of many environmentalists. In fact, within certain quite broad limits, how much the world warms is irrelevant. More important is how it warms whether during the day or at night, whether in the winter more than in the summer, and whether such other factors as changes in cloud cover can modify that warming. Once you know how it warms, the spectre of environmental disaster dims rapidly.

  19. Science popularization and European citizenship in Poland

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    Jacek Piotr Szubiakowski

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available The idea to link European citizenship and science education is surely new and uncommon in Poland, but we think, as SEDEC project, that can enrich both the panorama of science popularization outside and inside school system. I checked carefully curricula for every stage of school education looking for the topics concerning the developing of the European citizenship. I found that they are usually connected to the history, geography and some activities developing of the knowledge about generally defined citizenship. The spare topics connected directly to the science are present especially in grammar school curriculum. They may be divided into three groups: exploiting the common heritage, common object of interest and scientific community respectively. In that paper I would like to show how the activities in each of the group may influence the EU citizenship developing process. I am going to emphasize the good choice of science as a context or a medium for EU citizenship education. It may be an important point especially in Central Europe. Additionally I would like to present some auxiliary events that are enable through the external educational resources such as museum and planetarium.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Popular actions: For the right at night

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    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

  3. Intervención pedagógica y bachilleratos populares

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    2011-01-01

    Esta ponencia presenta la reflexión derivada de algunos primeros avances de investigación sobre los denominados Bachilleratos Populares (B. P.), espacios de educación secundaria, generados en particular, a partir de la crisis argentina del año 2001. Definidos como experiencias alternativas, al mismo tiempo interrogan al modelo convencional de escolaridad secundaria, exponen una posición social y política y capacidad institucional que se interpreta como acción a favor de la inclusión y permane...

  4. 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

    2002-06-01

    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

  5. POPULAR PARTICIPATION IN A LOCAL HEALTH COUNCIL: LIMITS AND POTENTIALS

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    Full Text Available Este estudio cualitativo tuvo como objetivo analizar el potencial y los límites de la participación popular en los Consejos Locales de Salud, a través del Itinerario de Investigación Paulo Freire. El estudio incluyó once miembros de un Consejo Local de Salud del municipio de Santa Catarina. Habían cinco Círculos de Cultura y de la investigación revelaron seis temas: Probabilidad de ciudadanía; Establecimiento de un espacio educativo; Toma de decisiones la intencionalidad que representa a la comunidad; Desconocimiento de las responsabilidades de lo Consejo; Exigüidad de participación de la comunitaria y Descrédito. Los resultados apuntan a la necesidad de comprender los roles de los concejales y Juntas Locales de Salud para fortalecer las acciones de promoción de la salud basadas en las ideas y el intercambio de experiencias entre los participantes del Consejo se dio cuenta de la creación de zonas de diálogo y la comprensión del ejercicio del poder mediante el fortalecimiento de los participantes al dialogicidad en estas áreas públicas.

  6. Popularity of the internet with university students

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    Monika Szpringer

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    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

  7. Popular and/or Prestigious? Measures of Scholarly Esteem

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    2010-01-01

    Citation analysis does not generally take the quality of citations into account: all citations are weighted equally irrespective of source. However, a scholar may be highly cited but not highly regarded: popularity and prestige are not identical measures of esteem. In this study we define popularity as the number of times an author is cited and prestige as the number of times an author is cited by highly cited papers. Information Retrieval (IR) is the test field. We compare the 40 leading researchers in terms of their popularity and prestige over time. Some authors are ranked high on prestige but not on popularity, while others are ranked high on popularity but not on prestige. We also relate measures of popularity and prestige to date of Ph.D. award, number of key publications, organizational affiliation, receipt of prizes/honors, and gender.

  8. The Pulse of News in Social Media: Forecasting Popularity

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    News articles are extremely time sensitive by nature. There is also intense competition among news items to propagate as widely as possible. Hence, the task of predicting the popularity of news items on the social web is both interesting and challenging. Prior research has dealt with predicting eventual online popularity based on early popularity. It is most desirable, however, to predict the popularity of items prior to their release, fostering the possibility of appropriate decision making to modify an article and the manner of its publication. In this paper, we construct a multi-dimensional feature space derived from properties of an article and evaluate the efficacy of these features to serve as predictors of online popularity. We examine both regression and classification algorithms and demonstrate that despite randomness in human behavior, it is possible to predict ranges of popularity on twitter with an overall 84% accuracy. Our study also serves to illustrate the differences between traditionally prom...

  9. La educación popular a través de la Universidad Popular en la Francia del primer siglo XX =Popular education in the mirror of the Popular University in France in the early XXth century

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    Full Text Available Las Universidades Populares de finales del siglo xix constituyen una referenda esencial en la historia de la educación popular. El movimiento de las Universidades Populares supo atraer a militantes obreros y a intelectuales —escritores, científicos, profesores y artistas— en la dinámica educativa activada por el Affaire Dreyfus. Tal encuentro entre la chaqueta y la blusa obrera no duró mucho tiempo. Las Universidades Populares murieron porque eran incapaces de imaginar la educación mutua que era el sueño de todos. Este fracaso marcó las conciencias populares durante mucho tiempo, y en el período de entreguerras, repleto de experiencias de educación obrera y proletaria, las Universidades Populares de los años 1900 sirvieron de modelo a seguir o a rechazar.

  10. Characterizing and modeling the dynamics of online popularity

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    Ratkiewicz, Jacob; Fortunato, Santo; Flammini, Alessandro; Vespignani, Alessandro

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    Online popularity has enormous impact on opinions, culture, policy, and profits. We provide a quantitative, large scale, longitudinal analysis of the dynamics of online content popularity in two massive model systems, the Wikipedia and an entire country's Web space. We find that the dynamics of popularity are characterized by bursts, displaying characteristic features of critical systems such as fat-tailed distributions of magnitude and inter-event time. We propose a minimal model combining the classic preferential popularity increase mechanism with the occurrence of random popularity shift due to exogenous factors. The model recovers the critical features observed in the empirical analysis of the systems analyzed here, highlighting the key factors needed in the description of popularity dynamics.

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

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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.

  12. The Branding Potential And Japanese Popular Culture Overseas

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    Full Text Available There has been a surge in the interest in Japanese popular culture worldwide. The objective of this paper was to explore the extent to which products, images, and activities associated with Japanese popular culture are achieving the status of recognizable and sustainable consumer brands overseas.  A specially designed survey was used to examine the levels of awareness, interest, and participation in Japanese popular cultural activities of individuals from different national backgrounds. Regression analysis and other statistical techniques were used to evaluate the empirical findings. The results strongly supported the view that Japanese popular culture products and services have tremendous branding potential overseas.  By breaking down popular culture into recognizable components, it was possible to explore the underlying branding potential trends and gain insights into areas for further market development. This approach can be generally applied to the study of the development and marketing of popular culture products & services.

  13. Canción y cultura popular: imaginario poético del cancionero huachaca

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    Mariano Muñoz-Hidalgo

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    Full Text Available El artículo revisa algunos elementos que relacionan la cultura popular con la canción popular en occidente desde sus orígenes, señalando los componentes que caracterizan y describen el surgimiento en Europa del movimiento cancionero medieval y su posterior continuación en América, hasta desembocar en la cultura popular en Chile durante el siglo XX. Se presta atención especial al fenómeno denominado "cultura huachaca" como una manifestación contemporánea de la cultura marginal en Chile, y se analiza las actitudes básicas que tipifican el género, tanto en lo musical e interpretativo como en lo letrístico. Se analiza dichas actitudes básicas clasificándolas en 7 categorías de contenido: tremendismo y desmesura, lírica rudimentaria, argumento trágico-escabroso, tosquedad de las imágenes, vindicación de la pobreza, aspaviento dionisíaco y machismo misógino. Finalmente, se describe el perfil cultural del cancionero huachaca chilenoTrie article pays attention to some historical issues relating popular culture and popular songs in western society from its origins, tracing its evolution and development. It also describes the outspreading of popular songs from Middle-Age Europe and its final arrival and adaptation in Latin-America’s society. Special emphasis is put on a specific phenomenon: huachaca culture. It is described and analyzed as it appears in Chile, with a thorough contents analysis of several basic altitudes as shown in huachaca songs’ lyrics. Fínally, cultural profíle of huachaca culture is set to discussion

  14. Trabajo de memoria y arte popular

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    El período en el que gobernó la última dictadura militar, caracterizado por la violencia ejercida desde el Estado contra la sociedad toda y por el límite al que llegó con la desaparición y ejecución masiva de personas, fue pensado y puesto en imágenes, tanto visuales como sonoras, por numerosos artistas que hicieron posible significar frente a la carencia de palabras, aquello considerado in-decible. Ejemplos de ello lo constituye la representación de los pañuelos de las Madres de Plaza de May...

  15. Competition-induced criticality in a model of meme popularity

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    Heavy-tailed distributions of meme popularity occur naturally in a model of meme diffusion on social networks. Competition between multiple memes for the limited resource of user attention is identified as the mechanism that poises the system at criticality. The popularity growth of each meme is described by a critical branching process, and asymptotic analysis predicts power-law distributions of popularity with very heavy tails (exponent $\\alpha<2$, unlike preferential-attachment models), similar to those seen in empirical data.

  16. Competition-Induced Criticality in a Model of Meme Popularity

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    Gleeson, James P.; Ward, Jonathan A.; O'Sullivan, Kevin P.; Lee, William T.

    2014-01-01

    Heavy-tailed distributions of meme popularity occur naturally in a model of meme diffusion on social networks. Competition between multiple memes for the limited resource of user attention is identified as the mechanism that poises the system at criticality. The popularity growth of each meme is described by a critical branching process, and asymptotic analysis predicts power-law distributions of popularity with very heavy tails (exponent α <2, unlike preferential-attachment models), similar to those seen in empirical data.

  17. Apocalyptic Themes in Hollywood Films: Cinema, Popular Culture and Religion

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    When the importance of central role of cinema in construction of popular perception taken into regard, understanding the basic tenets of religious consciousness in the modern world requires one to research cinema’s effetcs on religious perception of the masses. Cinema provides a basic environment for both constructing religious elements by taking popular culture as a starting point and at the same time re-constructing religious perception in the popular culture in new ways. The other importan...

  18. Can music progress?: Reflections on the history of popular music

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    This paper considers schematically the various discourses through which popular music history is understood. My proposal is that five accounts of musical history (the business model, the musicological model, the sociological model, the historical model and the art history model) are commonly deployed in popular music discourse. One implies, superficially at least, that popular music evolves, gets better; four implies that, at least in the longer term, it does not. The concept of ′progress′ is...

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

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    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...

  20. The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

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    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...

  1. A multinational analysis of Columbus in popular history magazines

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    Nygren, Thomas; Taylor, Margaret; Kelleway, Elisabeth; Thorp, Robert; Olsson, Annie; Hohner, Johanna

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    In popular culture, Christopher Columbus is often depicted as a discoverer and hero and there are celebrations in his honour. Columbus’ legacy is, however, not undisputed, and this fact can be used to illustrate contemporary use and misuse of history. Thus, popular history texts describing the life and deeds of Columbus are examples of different ways of using history. In teaching popular history magazines can be used in various ways. The learning objective here is that the images, texts and q...

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

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    Moisés Villamil Balestro

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    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

  3. 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.

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    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

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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 ...

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

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    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 popu

  8. 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…

  9. Disability and Popular Common Sense in India: Noun versus Adjective

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    Shahid, Mohd; Raza, Md. Shahid; Alam, Md. Aftab

    2016-01-01

    Reflecting through the Indian experiences, a brief attempt is made to explore how disability as a noun takes shape in popular common sense "call names" (adjectives) and how does the popular common sense legitimise and normalise the oppressive language and the oppressed reality of the persons with disabilities? In the Indian context, the…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.…

  12. 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…

  13. Freedom, Constraint, or Both? Readings on Popular Music and Gender

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    Bjorck, Cecilia

    2011-01-01

    This article examines how notions of freedom are linked to popular music practices in previous research literature. The author discusses how two competing discourses depict popular music practices on the one hand as "freedom," and on the other hand as "constraint," and how these ideas relate to gender. She also argues that unproblematized…

  14. Bridging the Gap: Popular Music and Music Education

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    Rodriguez, Carlos Xavier, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    This versatile and insightful book discusses trends and issues related to popular music in the classroom. Topics covered include the definition of popular music, the "us versus them" dilemma, teacher education, effective teaching methods, and choosing quality repertoire. Fourth in the Northwestern University Music Education Leadership series.…

  15. "Sounds Good to Me": Canadian Children's Perceptions of Popular Music

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    Bosacki, Sandra; Francis-Murray, Nancy; Pollon, Dawn E.; Elliott, Anne

    2006-01-01

    This cross-sectional study explored the role of age and socioeconomic status (SES) in relation to children's popular musical preferences. As part of a larger, multi-method, longitudinal study on children's and adolescents self-views and media preference, the present study investigated the popular music section of a self-report questionnaire. Data…

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

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

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    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. PMID:26598684

  17. 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

  18. Popular Culture and the Library. Current Issues Symposium II. Proceedings.

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    Wiegand, Wayne A., Ed.

    This collection of four speeches given at a symposium in October 1977 all deal with a particular aspect of popular culture--reflecting the values, convictions, and patterns of thought generally dispersed through and approved by society. The terms popular and culture are defined separately and two definitions for the complete term are…

  19. Popular Culture: A New Frontier for Academic Libraries.

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    Wiegand, Wayne A.

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    Argues that the study and preservation of popular culture would lead to better understanding of the American people but that these cultural patterns have been largely ignored by the academic community. Four steps are outlined to facilitate the collection of popular culture materials by academic libraries. (CWM)

  20. Música popular brasileira, indústria cultural e identidade

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    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.

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

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

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    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 enh

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

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    Dijkstra, J.K.; Cillessen, A.H.N.; Borch, C.

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    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 enh

  3. Hauntological Shifts: Fear and Loathing of Popular (Visual) Culture

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    Tavin, Kevin

    2005-01-01

    Hauntology refers to spectral traces, phantom voices, and palimpsestic discourses that help construct a way of understanding ourselves and acting in the world. This essay explores the hauntological shifts within art education's struggle over popular (visual) culture through a review of positions that view popular culture as an embodiment of…

  4. 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" identity. In this…

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

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    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.

  6. 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…

  7. Developmental Trajectories of Adolescent Popularity: A Growth Curve Modelling Analysis

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    Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Borch, Casey

    2006-01-01

    Growth curve modelling was used to examine developmental trajectories of sociometric and perceived popularity across eight years in adolescence, and the effects of gender, overt aggression, and relational aggression on these trajectories. Participants were 303 initially popular students (167 girls, 136 boys) for whom sociometric data were…

  8. Gender and the Rhetoric of Reproduction in Popular Science Texts.

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    Lurkis, Elisa

    In academia, theorists in rhetoric are interested in viewing how race, gender, and class come into play in the language of literature. The same might be done with popular science texts. A rhetorical analysis of "Sperm Wars," a popular science article published in "Discover" magazine, suggests that cultural assumptions inform the language of…

  9. Overcoming Impossible Bodies: Using Media Literacy to Challenge Popular Culture.

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    Graydon, Shari

    1997-01-01

    Media education can be taught by analyzing the ways popular media represent the sexes. Discusses stereotyped gender images in popular culture and outlines classroom activities investigating modeling poses, images of ideal and successful males and females, gender sensitive language, sex role portrayal, and violence for a media literacy unit using…

  10. Lone Geniuses in Popular Science: The Devaluation of Scientific Consensus

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    Charney, Davida

    2003-01-01

    Popular accounts of scientific discoveries diverge from scholarly accounts, stripping off hedges and promoting short-term social consequences. This case study illustrates how the "horse-race" framing of popular accounts devalues the collective sharing, challenging, and extending of scientific work. In her best-selling "Longitude," Dava Sobel…

  11. 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....

  12. Alguns aspectos do comportamento sexual e prática de sexo seguro em homens do Município de São Paulo

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    Vieira Elisabeth Meloni

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available A via heterossexual é atualmente o modo dominante de transmissão do HIV em mulheres no Brasil. Poucos estudos têm abordado o comportamento sexual masculino heterossexual. Um estudo realizado com 597 homens de 21 a 50 anos na cidade de São Paulo explorou vários aspectos relativos ao sexo mais seguro, tais como parceiras sexuais, conhecimento de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis (DST/AIDS, percepção de risco e práticas auto protetoras, visando assim contribuir para a prevenção da AIDS. Os resultados mostram que, à semelhança de outros países, a proporção de homens que se engajam em práticas sexuais com outros homens é pequena (5%, que maior proporção de jovens têm um comportamento de auto proteção, seja em relação à múltiplas parcerias simultâneas ou ao uso do preservativo, que o conhecimento sobre a AIDS é muito difundido, mas sobre as DST é bem menor; que embora a percepção de risco aumente o comportamento de auto proteção, a presunção do comportamento da parceira influencia esta percepção de risco colocando em situação vulnerável homens e mulheres.

  13. Alguns aspectos do comportamento sexual e prática de sexo seguro em homens do Município de São Paulo

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    Elisabeth Meloni Vieira

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available A via heterossexual é atualmente o modo dominante de transmissão do HIV em mulheres no Brasil. Poucos estudos têm abordado o comportamento sexual masculino heterossexual. Um estudo realizado com 597 homens de 21 a 50 anos na cidade de São Paulo explorou vários aspectos relativos ao sexo mais seguro, tais como parceiras sexuais, conhecimento de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis (DST/AIDS, percepção de risco e práticas auto protetoras, visando assim contribuir para a prevenção da AIDS. Os resultados mostram que, à semelhança de outros países, a proporção de homens que se engajam em práticas sexuais com outros homens é pequena (5%, que maior proporção de jovens têm um comportamento de auto proteção, seja em relação à múltiplas parcerias simultâneas ou ao uso do preservativo, que o conhecimento sobre a AIDS é muito difundido, mas sobre as DST é bem menor; que embora a percepção de risco aumente o comportamento de auto proteção, a presunção do comportamento da parceira influencia esta percepção de risco colocando em situação vulnerável homens e mulheres.

  14. 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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    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 131I. The calculation of the committed effective dose is proposed by incorporation of radioactive material with the TOE

  15. La problemática de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social desde la óptica de los determinantes de la salud

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    María L. Ávila-Agüero

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available La problemática que rodea a la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS, va más allá de dificultades financieras: abarca un grave problema de gestión y entrabamiento burocrático que ha hecho de la institución, una estructura sumamente rígida, incapaz de satisfacer las necesidades y las demandas de la población con la agilidad requerida. La CCSS es quizá la “empresa” más grande de Centroamérica, con cerca de 55000 empleados, de los cuales un 10% son profesionales médicos. Es la institución que sostiene sobre sus hombros parte de la seguridad social de la que hoy se goza. Sin embargo, su funcionamiento y por ende su problemática, no debe analizarse de manera desvinculada del concepto de la producción social de la salud, ya que esta es un producto social.

  16. 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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    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)

  17. Predicting item popularity: Analysing local clustering behaviour of users

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    Liebig, Jessica; Rao, Asha

    2016-01-01

    Predicting the popularity of items in rating networks is an interesting but challenging problem. This is especially so when an item has first appeared and has received very few ratings. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to predicting the future popularity of new items in rating networks, defining a new bipartite clustering coefficient to predict the popularity of movies and stories in the MovieLens and Digg networks respectively. We show that the clustering behaviour of the first user who rates a new item gives insight into the future popularity of that item. Our method predicts, with a success rate of over 65% for the MovieLens network and over 50% for the Digg network, the future popularity of an item. This is a major improvement on current results.

  18. 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

  19. Popularization of the role of nuclear power construction

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    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)

  20. Historic Essay on the Popularization of Chemistry in Croatia

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    2012-01-01

    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 foundatio...

  1. Can music progress?: Reflections on the history of popular music

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    Frit Sajmon

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper considers schematically the various discourses through which popular music history is understood. My proposal is that five accounts of musical history (the business model, the musicological model, the sociological model, the historical model and the art history model are commonly deployed in popular music discourse. One implies, superficially at least, that popular music evolves, gets better; four implies that, at least in the longer term, it does not. The concept of ′progress′ is shown to be problematic.

  2. A Probabilistic Analysis of Data Popularity in ATLAS Data Caching

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    One of the most important aspects in any computing distribution system is efficient data replication over storage or computing centers, that guarantees high data availability and low cost for resource utilization. In this paper we propose a data distribution scheme for the production and distributed analysis system PanDA at the ATLAS experiment. Our proposed scheme is based on the investigation of data usage. Thus, the paper is focused on the main concepts of data popularity in the PanDA system and their utilization. Data popularity is represented as the set of parameters that are used to predict the future data state in terms of popularity levels.

  3. Science Museums and the Popularization of Science in Brazil

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    Cecilia C.B. Cavalcanti; Persechini, Pedro Muanis

    2011-01-01

    We analyzed the role and importance of the popularization of science in science museums, and its perspectives in Brazil, from the experience we have developed over the years in the Espaço Ciência Viva ; and our participation, observations and studies related to the popularization of science in other science museums and science centers in Brazil and abroad. From an analysis of the historical environment that started in the early 1980’s, to a new era of popularization of science in Brazil and a...

  4. Apego al tratamiento farmacológico en pacientes con diagnóstico de diabetes mellitus tipo 2

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    Durán-Varela Blanca Rosa; Rivera-Chavira Blanca; Franco-Gallegos Ernesto

    2001-01-01

    Objetivos. Establecer la frecuencia de apego al tratamiento farmacológico en pacientes diabéticos tipo 2, relacionarla con el control metabólico e identificar factores que influyen para el no apego. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal comparativo, efectuado en 150 pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 de la unidad de medicina familiar No. 33 del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social de Chihuahua, Chih., México, hecho entre 1997 y 1998. Se midió el apego con cuenta de tabletas en su domici...

  5. Atención de los pacientes con enfermedad arterial periférica en loshospitales de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social Care of Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease in the Hospitals of the Costarrican Social Security System

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    Gerardo Quirós-Meza

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares constituyen la principal causa de muerte en Costa Rica. La Enfermedad Arterial Periférica (EAP, incluida en este grupo, representa en la mayoría de los casos la manifestación inicial por la cual el paciente consulta, es un indicador de la presencia de enfermedad en otros territorios vasculares, permite esta característica, estudiar al paciente antes de que aparezcan los síntomas en territorios de mayor riesgo. Su impacto sanitario y socioeconómico es de alta magnitud. No hay hasta la fecha estudios epidemiológicos en Costa Rica que permiten cuantificar la magnitud del problema y ayuden a establecer las pautas de actuación. El objetivo del presente estudio fue estimar la prevalencia, mortalidad y costo de la atención de la enfermedad arterial periférica en Costa Rica. Métodos: Estudio transversal, descriptivo, con base en la totalidad de casos hospitalizados por EAP en el año 2008 (962 egresos en la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, la cual atiende 96% de estos padecimientos. Asimismo se utilizaron las bases de defunciones del Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos del periodo 1997-2008 y la Encuesta Nacional de Salud del año 2006. Se utilizó el análisis de variancia para la comparación entre grupos. Resultados: La prevalencia de EAP es de 0.02% en menores de 50 años, 2.5% entre 50 y 60 años y 8.3% en mayores de 60 años. El análisis por género demostró predominio en el sexo masculino 55%. La edad promedio para las mujeres fue de 73 años (IC95%: 71,8 - 74,3 y para los hombres fue de 69,6 (IC95%. 68,7 - 71,0 y la tasa de mortalidad observada es de 0,6 por 100 000 habitantes, la edad promedio de muerte fue de 74 años. Los años de vida potencialmente perdidos se estiman en un promedio de 10,2 años. Conclusión: La prevalencia de EAP en Costa Rica es similar a la encontrada en países desarrollados, de ahí la importancia de organizar estrategias para hacer frente a esta

  6. The Common History and Popular Uses of Roots

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    Rost, Thomas L.; Sandler, Maureen L.

    1978-01-01

    Describes the historical uses of popular plant roots such as mandrake, ginseng, chicory, belladonna, and blood root. Besides the text, information is organized into a table presenting use, application, and constituents. (MA)

  7. [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. PMID:24466710

  8. 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.

  9. Propagation and Characteristics of Popular Culture among Modern Chinese Youth

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    郑丽芸

    2009-01-01

    In 1980s,with tremendous changes in people's social,economic and cultural life,a new cultural form,popular culture.rose in China.Since then it has developed rapidly and become the mainstream culture among modern China with great influence on Chinese youth.This paper discusses the propagation of popular culture among Chinese youth through analysis on their material culture and behavior culture.Then it refines characteristics of popular culture.Discussions on propagation,characteristics of popular culture arc helpful for people to understand youth culture in modern China,to find out solutions to youth problems,therefore to create a healthy environment for Chinese young people.

  10. Popular diets, body weight and health: What is scientifically documented?

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    Bryngelsson, Susanne; Asp, Nils-Georg

    2005-01-01

    This overview focuses on the scientific support for selected popular diets; the Atkins diet, glycaemic index methods, the Montignac diet and the palaeolithic diet. The practical application of the diets, and their nutritional composition, in comparison with official dietary recommendations, are also discussed. In conclusion, any diet reducing energy intake may be effective in short-term weight reduction. However, the long-term safety and efficacy of the popular diets need more research to be ...

  11. Forensic Taxonomy of Popular Android mHealth Apps

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    Azfar, Abdullah; Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond; Liu, Lin

    2015-01-01

    Mobile health applications (or mHealth apps, as they are commonly known) are increasingly popular with both individual end users and user groups such as physicians. Due to their ability to access, store and transmit personally identifiable and sensitive information (e.g. geolocation information and personal details), they are potentially an important source of evidentiary materials in digital investigations. In this paper, we examine 40 popular Android mHealth apps. Based on our findings, we ...

  12. Behavior Change Techniques in Popular Alcohol Reduction Apps: Content Analysis

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    Crane, David; Garnett, Claire; Brown, Jamie; West, Robert; Michie, Susan

    2015-01-01

    Background Mobile phone apps have the potential to reduce excessive alcohol consumption cost-effectively. Although hundreds of alcohol-related apps are available, there is little information about the behavior change techniques (BCTs) they contain, or the extent to which they are based on evidence or theory and how this relates to their popularity and user ratings. Objective Our aim was to assess the proportion of popular alcohol-related apps available in the United Kingdom that focus on alco...

  13. Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music

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    Joan Serrà; Álvaro Corral; Marián Boguñá; Martín Haro; Josep Ll. Arcos

    2012-01-01

    Popular music is a key cultural expression that has captured listeners' attention for ages. Many of the structural regularities underlying musical discourse are yet to be discovered and, accordingly, their historical evolution remains formally unknown. Here we unveil a number of patterns and metrics characterizing the generic usage of primary musical facets such as pitch, timbre, and loudness in contemporary western popular music. Many of these patterns and metrics have been consistently stab...

  14. Popular Geopolitics of Japan: Geopolitical Discourses of Anime

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    Marta Zorko; Hrvoje Mostarac

    2014-01-01

    Geopolitical discourses are an integral part of the contemporary geopolitics of each state. Driven by geopolitical traditions and imagination, they intercept and thus create all aspects of the discipline of critical geopolitics- the formal, practical and popular. The main area of our research is the discourse embedded in the popular geopolitics of a specific cultural product of Japan, anime. Anime are unique and thus suited for analysis for two reasons. The first is their specific, local prod...

  15. 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.

  16. A Dietary Quality Comparison of Popular Weight-Loss Plans

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    MA, Yunsheng; Pagoto, Sherry L.; Griffith, Jennifer A.; Merriam, Philip A.; Ockene, Ira S.; Hafner, Andrea R.; Olendzki, Barbara C.

    2007-01-01

    Popular weight-loss plans often have conflicting recommendations, which makes it difficult to determine the most healthful approach to weight loss. Our study compares the dietary quality of popular weight-loss plans. Dietary quality, measured by the Alternate Healthy Eating Index (AHEI), was calculated via sample menus provided in published media for the New Glucose Revolution, Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach, Zone, Ornish, and 2005 US Department of Agriculture Food Guide Pyramid (2005 F...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Popular television and the construction of contemporary Thai cultural identity

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    Boonpap, Thitinan

    2007-01-01

    Television in Thailand, as in many nations, can be regarded as an essential form of popular media. Although television plays an important role within and across all levels of society, the relationship between television and Thai cultural identity is a problematic and ambiguous one; it is also a subject of study often neglected or not taken seriously enough in Thailand. This research project, "Popular Television and the Construction of Contemporary Thai Cultural Identity', is an exploration in...

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

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    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...

  20. The Thai popular music industry: industrial form and musical design

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    Wuttipong, N.

    2012-01-01

    Popular music, as it is generally defined in its commercial existence, originated in the West and has been widely discussed in Anglophone academia. One of the key means of approaching it is in terms of political economy, by viewing the culture industry essentially as a model of capitalism, with the purpose of maximizing profit [Bumett, 1996; Frith, Straw and Street, 2001]. The debates between political economists and other popular music scholars have predominantly taken as their subject Weste...

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

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

    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...

  2. Description of popular Science texts inserted in biology textbooks

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    Pedro Henrique Ribeiro de Souza; Marcelo Borges Rocha

    2015-01-01

    Popularisation of Science texts are used in Science Education for contextualizing the curriculum content and relating it to the daily lives of students. Textbooks insert popular science texts, mostly adapted, which can interfere in its original content. This work identified the popular science texts in nine teaching collections of high school Biology, approved by PNLD/2015. 398 texts were found, highlighting the collection of Favaretto. Most of them were adapted and were in Ecolog...

  3. Editorial Introduction: Popular Music in Education, Special Issue

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    Green, Lucy; Lebler, Don; Till, Rupert

    2015-01-01

    This Popular Music in Education (PME) special issue includes contributions discussing developments in several countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Singapore and the United States. It covers a range of approaches, exploring technology, hermeneutics, theory, guitars, jazz, songwriting, DIY/DIWO, politics and music industry perspectives. As music institutions have increasingly opened their doors to popular music, this has inevitably led to a greater level of intere...

  4. The Pop Song: The Epistolary Form of Popular Culture

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    Bojan Žikić

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the basic form of contemporary popular music, which is considered from a viewpoint that conceptualizes popular culture as a form of supracultural communication. This perspective differs from earlier anthropological interest in music as, above all, grounded in some form of locality, supposedly traditional and authentic, where in it tries to focus this interest on the meaning of the songs and their reception.

  5. 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

  6. Aspectos metodológicos y notas sobre la cultura popular latinoamericana

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    Cieza, Daniel Alejandro

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    Se ha empezado a debatir sobre las características de una identidad cultural latinoamericana. Por el momento, el debate se plantea en el marco de la cultura “erudita” y se inscribe en una disciplina en avance como como es la historia intelectual (Granados et al,2004). Se busca la cultura latinoamericana a partir de aportes de importantes intelectuales. El intento de estas notas pasa por empezar a discutir la cultura popular latinoamericana “desde abajo”, es decir a partir de manifestacione...

  7. Educación, sociabilidad y demandas populares de cultura. Asturias a principios del siglo XX

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    Jorge URÍA

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    Full Text Available En la Asturias de principios del siglo xx, existieron múltiples alternativas educativas al sistema de enseñanza oficial que enlazaron con el complejo y diversificado sistema asociativo de carácter voluntario que iba a caracterizar a los sectores obreros y populares que sostenían también en el terreno sindical o político unas expectativas de cambio que conectaban a la perfección con las esperanzas depositadas en una educación supuestamente liberadora y emancipatoria.

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

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    Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio Alvariño

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    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.

  9. Fuentes para el estudio de la religión popular española

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    Gelabertó Vilagran, Martí

    2004-01-01

    El artículo propone una aproximación al análisis de algunas de las principales fuentes para el estudio de la religiosidad popular en España durante el Antiguo Régimen. Dichas fuentes son las utilizadas frecuentemente por los tiistoriadores de las mentalidades: sermonarios y catecismos, sínodos diocesanos, visitas pastorales, libros litúrgicos, edictos y cartas pastorales, procesos episcopales. La primera parte, de carácter introductorio, aborda la problemática...

  10. Abordagem anatomica, quimico-qualitativa e botanica da bracatinga (Mimosa scabrella Benthan) e suas variedades populares

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    Fabrowski, Fernando José, 1969-

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    Esta pesquisa objetivou comparar as variedades populares de bracatinga (Mimosa scabrella Bentham): bracatinga-branca, bracatinga-vermelha e bracatinga-argentina, além de contribuir na ampliação das alternativas de utilização da espécie. A bracatinga é nativa da região Sul do Brasil, destacando-se pela abundância e rápido crescimento, sendo sua madeira, utilizada, principalmente, como fonte de biomassa, lenha e carvão. Para a realização deste trabalho, foram coletadas árvores com idades entre ...

  11. 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.

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

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    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. Characterizing and Modeling the Dynamics of Activity and Popularity

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    Zhang, Peng; Gao, Liang; Fan, Ying; Di, Zengru

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    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 much 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...

  14. Popularity Evaluation Model for Microbloggers Online Social Network

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    Xia Zhang

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    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.

  15. Popularizing biomedical information on an online health forum

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    Patrizia Anesa

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    Full Text Available Given the increasing importance assumed by online health forums as a form of doctor-patient communication, this study describes the types of dialogic and polylogic interactions that develop in this type of communicative event, focusing on a corpus of threads drawn from an “Ask a Doctor” forum in the area of cardiology. Adopting a discourse analytical approach, the investigation illustrates how these forums may popularize biomedical knowledge. After describing the shifting conceptualization of popularization, we present a new conceptualization of Web 2.0 popularization which we call “oblique popularization”, as it is indirect, user-generated, dialogic and polylogic, and targeted. In particular, this study characterizes the online health forum as a Web 2.0-style popularization tool. It does so not only because biomedical information communicated to a single inquirer is also available to the whole population, but also because the function of the online forum as a medium of popularization is discursively acknowledged by the participants. The study also explores what explanatory tools (such as definitions, analogies, exemplifications, and generalizations are used by the experts to present complex or technical information. The analysis shows that biomedical information is circulated on a health forum by a complex network of participants, and that e-patients’ posts may also serve as prompters of popularization

  16. La evolución de los movimientos urbanos populares en México entre 1968 y 1988

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    Vivienne BENNETT

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo se estudia el devenir de los movimientos populares urbanos en México desde 1968, coincidiendo con un descenso en el apoyo popular al modelo de desarrollo practicado. Su existencia como construeción de nuevos canales de expresión se configura en tres oleadas: los primeros años de la década de 1970, el período 1979-1983, y por último, los años 1985-1988.ABSTRACT: In this article, Bennett studies the performance of the Mexican popular urban movements since 1968, and their declinning support to the political development program of the government. Its appearance and existance as a way of construction of new channels of expression is revealed in three waves: the early 1970's, the period 1979-1983, and the last one, the years 1985-1988.

  17. Apuntes para una historia del gremio de albañiles de Quito. Ciudad y cultura popular

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    Eduardo Kingman

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    Full Text Available A partir de las entrevistas realizadas a miembros del gremios de albañiles de Quito, el artículo formula algunas hipótesis sobre la formación de la cultura popular en la primera mitad del siglo XX. El gremio de albañiles se desarrolló en el contexto de una ciudad que pretendía ser moderna pero que, al mismo tiempo, reprodujo el privilegio y determinadas formas de violencia simbólica propias de una sociedad más tradicional. Frente a estas concepciones de privilegio, el estudio explora las nociones de raza popular y de respeto que emergen desde el espacio popular. Paralelamente, el artículo discute algunos problemas metodológicos y éticos relacionados con el método hagiográfico y con la posibilidad de escribir una historia de los trabajadores.

  18. INTERVIU cu Iurie LEANCĂ, fost Premier al Republicii Moldova, Președinte al Partidului Popular European din Moldova

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    Sorin BOCANCEA

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    Full Text Available „Să demonstrăm că suntem europeni nu doar antropologic şi în virtutea faptului că limba română este deja limbă a Uniunii Europene” „Let us demonstrate that we are Europeans and not just anthropologically and due to the fact that the Romanian language is already an EU language”

  19. How valid are the assumptions of popular interception models?

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    Wiesner, Susanne; Hall, Jefferson; Elsenbeer, Helmut

    2013-04-01

    Popular interception models assume 1) that canopy water storage capacity is a static quantity, 2) that the canopy starts to drain only after this storage capacity is filled, and 3) that therefore any rain that passes the canopy before saturation must be 'free throughfall'. There are several reasons to believe that water can drip from the canopy before saturation occurs, such as changing meteorological conditions, like wind or rain intensity, during the wetting-up phase or non-uniform surface characteristics of canopy materials, like hydrophilic vs. hydrophobic leaf surfaces. Many years of field observations led us to believe that canopy drip may start at the same time as gross precipitation. To investigate this hypothesis we collected, for 102 rain events, high-resolution rainfall and throughfall data from two even-aged monoculture stands of Pachira quinata (Malvaceae) and Anacardium excelsum (Anacardiaceae) in central Panama, as well as canopy and leaf traits of these species. Canopy drip from the onset of a rain event began much earlier in P. quinata, which has leaves with a waxy surface and no hairs, than in A. excelsum, with hairs on its leaf surfaces. Simple measurements of hydrophobicity demonstrate that the surfaces of P. quinata leaves are less hydrophilic than the surfaces of A. excelsum leaves. P. quinata leaves also have an oblong drip tip on the tip of their lamina, whereas A. excelsum leaves have a rounded apex. Furthermore, the leaf toughness of mature leaves of P. quinata is lower than the leaf toughness of mature leaves of A. excelsum. Therefore P. quinata leaves are more likely to bend with incoming raindrops, channelling rainwater to the ground. These leaf characteristics are consistent with the results from the high-resolution throughfall data collected from rain events. Thus confirming that canopy traits affect the accumulation of net-precipitation. A preliminary regression analysis of relative throughfall against gross precipitation suggests

  20. 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

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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 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.

  1. O papel da Justiça nos planos e seguros de saúde no Brasil The role of the court system in regulating health insurance plans in Brazil

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    Danielle Conte Alves

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available A grande quantidade de reclamações dos consumidores de planos e seguros privados de saúde se tornou freqüente no setor suplementar, com reflexos sobre o Poder Judiciário. Essa problemática fez surgir a necessidade de regulação desse mercado privado, que se iniciou em 1998, por meio da Lei nº. 9.656. Um dos desafios que a Agência Nacional de Saúde Suplementar (ANS enfrenta é a resistência das operadoras perante a legislação, além do fato de ainda existirem contratos não regidos pela referida lei. O objetivo do estudo foi analisar recursos de decisões judiciais que concederam ou não o pedido liminar da antecipação da tutela solicitado pelo consumidor de plano de saúde, julgados nos Tribunais de Justiça do Rio de Janeiro e de São Paulo. Os principais dados pesquisados foram: Tribunal que proferiu a decisão; réu; tema debatido; posicionamento de 1ª e de 2ª Instâncias e fundamentação jurídica. Verifica-se que o Poder Judiciário continua sendo um importante espaço de reivindicação dos consumidores de planos de saúde. O papel da ANS é importante para preencher algumas lacunas que ainda não foram solucionadas pela regulação do setor.Consumer complaints against private health insurance plans and companies in Brazil have become increasingly frequent in the country's "supplementary" (non-public health care sector, with numerous cases reaching the courts. The problem raised the need for regulation of this private market, which began in 1998, through Law no. 9.656. One of the challenges faced by the National Agency for Supplementary Health Care (ANS is resistance to the legislation by health insurance companies, besides the fact that there are still some contracts not covered by this law. The objective of the current study was to analyze health insurance policyholders' appeals against court rulings for or against injunctions concerning coverage, in cases heard by the courts in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The main

  2. La empleabilidad y los beneficiarios del Seguro de Capacitación y Empleo en Mar del Plata Employability and beneficiaries of the Training and Employment Insurance in Mar del Plata

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    Ana Julia Atucha; María Eugenia Labrunée

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este documento es analizar si la participación de los beneficiarios del Partido de General Pueyrredon en el Seguro de Capacitación y Empleo implicó mejoras en su empleabilidad. En particular, se examinan las relaciones entre formación y empleo de este colectivo, como aproximación a la medición del impacto de esta política de mercado de trabajo en Mar del Plata. La información utilizada se basa en la "Encuesta de Informalidad y Beneficiarios de Programas Sociales" en el aglomera...

  3. Panorama epidemiológico de la mortalidad por cáncer en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social: 1991-1995 Epidemiologic panorama of cancer mortality in the Mexican Institute of Social Security: 1991-1995

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    JORGE SALMERÓN-CASTRO; FRANCISCO FRANCO-MARINA; EDUARDO SALAZAR-MARTÍNEZ; EDUARDO CÉSAR LAZCANO-PONCE

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    Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento de la mortalidad global por cáncer, así como la mortalidad específica para las principales neoplasias malignas en población adulta derechohabiente (DH) del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). Material y métodos. A partir de los registros oficiales de defunción y de la información sobre la población para los años 1991-1995, se estimaron las tasas anuales de mortalidad global y específica para las 10 principales neoplasias malignas por sexo, en may...

  4. Acesso ao aborto seguro: um fator para a promoção da equidade em saúde Access to safe abortion: a factor to promote equity in health

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    Ivani Bursztyn; Luiz Fernando Rangel Tura; Jéssica da Silva Correa

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    Intensos movimentos no sentido de reconhecer o direito da mulher de decidir sobre a interrupção da gravidez provocaram ampla legalização do aborto entre países do norte, enquanto nos demais, devido à legislação restritiva, persistem as práticas inseguras. Visando a contribuir para o debate corrente no Brasil, apresenta-se uma sistematização dos aspectos tratados na literatura especializada quanto às implicações para a saúde pública impostas pela restrição de acesso ao aborto seguro. Foram pes...

  5. “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 Caballero; Gonzalo Moctezuma; María Solange Maqueo Ramírez

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    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...

  6. Does humor explain why relationally aggressive adolescents are popular?

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    Bowker, Julie C; Etkin, Rebecca G

    2014-08-01

    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; M age = 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

  7. 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.

  8. Radios populares: del paradigma ilustrado en la comunicación participativa a la construcción de la participación ciudadana

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    La radio, al igual que la televisión y otros medios de difusión, entabla relaciones comunicativas con sujetos-audiencias desde cuatro dimensiones: lingüística, técnica, institucional y mediática. La institucionalidad de las radios populares (Rps) en América Latina se ha caracterizado por sus múltiples alianzas con los sectores populares empobrecidos. Sin embargo, frente al nuevo siglo, delante de un escenario multimediático y de recomposición social, las Rps atraviesan una profunda crisis. Es...

  9. Culturas populares y contextos sociales: un enfoque interpretativo

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    Julián Vargas L.; Pilar Riaño Alcalá

    2010-01-01

    Esta ponencia hace parte de un trabajo más amplio en elaboración, que pretende trazar algunas tipologías sobre la evolución histórica de las culturas populares en el país. Su propósito es el de ubicar cuáles han sido, en dicho transcurrir histórico, los diversos contextos sociales populares, y cuáles los elementos comunes que han configurado una matriz cultural de perpetuación de lo popular. En esta ponencia se presenta tan sólo el enfoque analítico e interpretativo que respalda el trabajo hi...

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

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    Hushchyn, Mikhail; 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 ...

  11. Ideological and political conflicts about popular music in Serbia

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    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. FESTAS POPULARES RELIGIOSAS E SUAS DINÂMICAS ESPACIAIS

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    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.

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

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    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 the data indicates a strong relation between both the number of accepted contacts and the diligence of updating contacts versus the frequency of requests for a profile. Counter intuitively, the overall activity, gender, as well as participation span of users have no remarkable impact on their profile's popularity.

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

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    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.

  15. A Probabilistic Analysis of Data Popularity in ATLAS Data Caching

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    Efficient distribution of physics data over ATLAS grid sites is one of the most important tasks for user data processing. ATLAS' initial static data distribution model over-replicated some unpopular data and under-replicated popular data, creating heavy disk space loads while underutilizing some processing resources due to low data availability. Thus, a new data distribution mechanism was implemented, PD2P (PanDA Dynamic Data Placement) within the production and distributed analysis system PanDA that dynamically reacts to user data needs, basing dataset distribution principally on user demand. Data deletion is also demand driven, reducing replica counts for unpopular data. This dynamic model has led to substantial improvements in efficient utilization of storage and processing resources. Based on this experience, in this work we seek to further improve data placement policy by investigating in detail how data popularity is calculated. For this it is necessary to precisely define what data popularity means, wh...

  16. Description of popular Science texts inserted in biology textbooks

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    Pedro Henrique Ribeiro de Souza

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Popularisation of Science texts are used in Science Education for contextualizing the curriculum content and relating it to the daily lives of students. Textbooks insert popular science texts, mostly adapted, which can interfere in its original content. This work identified the popular science texts in nine teaching collections of high school Biology, approved by PNLD/2015. 398 texts were found, highlighting the collection of Favaretto. Most of them were adapted and were in Ecology, Zoology and Evolution chapters. The books used texts from various sources, but stand out newspapers and popular science magazines, such as Ciência Hoje, which indicates the choice of more accessible texts to the students language. It is important to analyze these texts and understand what changes were made in inserting them in textbooks.

  17. 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...

  18. Frequency of cancer in children residing in Mexico City and treated in the hospitals of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (1996–2001)

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    The objective of this article is to present the frequency of cancer in Mexican children who were treated in the hospitals of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social in Mexico City (IMSS-MC) in the period 1996–2001. The Registry of Cancer in Children, started in 1996 in the IMSS-MC, is an on-going, prospective register. The data from 1996 through 2001 were analyzed and the different types of cancer were grouped according to the International Classification for Cancer in Children (ICCC). From this analysis, the general and specific frequencies by age and by sex were obtained for the different groups of neoplasms. Also, the frequency of the stage of the disease that had been diagnosed in cases of children with solid tumors was obtained. A total of 1,702 new cases of children with cancer were registered, with the male/female ratio at 1.1/1. Leukemias had the highest frequency with 784 cases (46.1%) and, of these, acute lymphoblastic leukemias were the most prevalent with 614 cases (78.3%). Thereafter, in descending order of frequency, were tumors of the central nervous system (CNST) with 197 cases (11.6%), lymphomas with 194 cases (11.4%), germinal cell tumors with 110 cases (6.5%), and bone tumors with 97 cases (5.7%). The highest frequency of cancer was found in the group of one to four year-olds that had 627 cases (36.8%). In all the age groups, leukemias were the most frequent. In the present work, the frequency of Hodgkin's disease (~4%) was found to be lower than that (~10%) in previous studies and the frequency of tumors of the sympathetic nervous system was low (2.3%). Of those cases of solid tumors for which the stage of the disease had been determined, 66.9% were diagnosed as being Stage III or IV. The principal cancers in the children treated in the IMSS-MC were leukemias, CNST, and lymphomas, consistent with those reported by developed countries. A 2.5-fold reduction in the frequency of Hodgkin's disease was found. Of the children, the stage of

  19. Panorama epidemiológico de la mortalidad por cáncer en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social: 1991-1995

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento de la mortalidad global por cáncer, así como la mortalidad específica para las principales neoplasias malignas en población adulta derechohabiente (DH del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS. Material y métodos. A partir de los registros oficiales de defunción y de la información sobre la población para los años 1991-1995, se estimaron las tasas anuales de mortalidad global y específica para las 10 principales neoplasias malignas por sexo, en mayores de 20 años. Asimismo, se estimaron las tendencias nacionales y estatales para las principales neoplasias malignas para cada sexo por medio de regresión de Poisson. Se calcularon las diferencias de tasas de mortalidad específica para las dos principales neoplasias por sexo restando las tasas estatales a su respectiva tasa nacional en 1995. Resultados. La mortalidad global por cáncer en los hombres se incrementó de 76.2 en 1991, a 94.8 por 100 000 DH en 1995; entre las mujeres, ésta se incrementó de 85.6 a 105.8 por 100 000 DH, representando un incremento de 24.4 y de 24% en hombres y mujeres, respectivamente, durante el periodo de estudio. Entre los hombres las neoplasias de riñón, leucemia, páncreas, próstata y pulmón; y entre mujeres las de colon, mama, páncreas, leucemias e hígado, mostraron los incrementos más significativos. Conclusiones. En el IMSS es impostergable la conformación de un registro poblacional de cáncer que permita una mejor vigilancia epidemiológica de las neoplasias y una evaluación permanente del impacto de programas específicos para la prevención y control de este padecimiento en las instituciones.

  20. 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

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    Full Text Available 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 pacientes que consultaron en los servicios de Unidad de Salud Familiar (USF de la IV Región Sanitaria del Guairá, Paraguay, de agosto a diciembre de 2.011, además del hábitat de procedencia de las mismas. Los pacientes fueron encuestados sobre las plantas medicinales utilizadas y el modo de empleo de las mismas. Las encuestas fueron acompañadas por muestras de las plantas medicinales utilizadas que posteriormente fueron identificadas taxonómicamente. Se identificaron 56 especies utilizadas para diversos fines medicinales, de las cuales las más mencionadas fueron menta’i (Mentha x piperita, ñangapiry (Eugenia uniflora, salviarã (Lippia alba, koku (Allophylus edulis, typycha curaty (Scoparia dulcis y ka’are (Chenopodium ambrosioides. Dos especies están consideradas en la literatura como tóxicas: “mil hombres” (Aristolochia triangularis y “cepacaballo” (Xanthium spinosum y una especie ka’oveti (Solanum granulosum-leprosum fue mencionada por primera vez para fines medicinales. Dos de las especies utilizadas son tóxicas y su empleo debe evitarse; de ahí la importancia de la correcta identificación taxonómica de las plantas medicinales utilizadas por la población paraguaya, de manera a dar a conocer su toxicidad potencial.

  1. ABSTRACT——Current Situation and Future Direction of Marxism Popularity Research

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    In recent years, academic circles has made important progress in the following studies on the basic connotation of Marxist popularity, the relations between popularity of Marxism and sinicization, the relations between popularity of Marxism and epochal character, the realizing method of popularity of Marxism. Next, study on popularization of Marxism has to make efforts in the following two aspects: the relationship between the popularity of Marxism and socialist theory system with Chinese characteris- tics, and integration of the popularity of Marxism and the ideological and political education. Meanwhile the efforts should be made to deepen the study of Marxism popularity through the process of sinicization of Marxism, to study Marxism popularity from the viewpoint of the three dimensional perspective of the development of Marxism, also to strengthen the research of basic princi- ples of Marxism popularity and deepen the studies of basic forms of Marxism popularity, thus to build a study system of Marxism popularity.

  2. Japanese Martial Arts as Popular Culture: Teaching Opportunity and Challenge

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    Japanese martial arts, here after Japanese budō, are popular cultural icons that are found in films, comics, video games and books. Teaching Japanese budō at university offers a novel way to teach about East Asian and in particular Japanese culture, history, and philosophy while including ideas about the globalization and the localization of culture. Question though remains as to how and what should we teach about the popular culture of Japanese budō at the university level? This paper found ...

  3. Mediated music makers : Constructing author images in popular music

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    2007-01-01

    The subject of the thesis is the mediated construction of author images in popular music. In the study, the construction of images is treated as a process in which artists, the media and the members of the audience participate. The notions of presented, mediated and compiled author images are used in explaining the mediation process and the various authorial roles of the agents involved. In order to explore the issue more closely, I analyse the author images of a group of popular music artist...

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

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    Alireza Noruzi

    2009-01-01

    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...

  5. 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 and...... automatic segment boundaries. We compile a small song database of 21 randomly selected popular Chinese songs which come from Chinese Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The segmenting results on the small corpus show that 78% manual segmentation points are detected and 74% auto- matic segmentation points are...

  6. The complex network of the Brazilian Popular Music

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    de Lima e Silva, D.; Medeiros Soares, M.; Henriques, M. V. C.; Schivani Alves, M. T.; de Aguiar, S. G.; de Carvalho, T. P.; Corso, G.; Lucena, L. S.

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    We study the Brazilian Popular Music in a network perspective. We call the Brazilian Popular Music Network, BPMN, the graph where the vertices are the song writers and the links are determined by the existence of at least a common singer. The linking degree distribution of such graph shows power law and exponential regions. The exponent of the power law is compatible with the values obtained by the evolving network algorithms seen in the literature. The average path length of the BPMN is similar to the correspondent random graph, its clustering coefficient, however, is significantly larger. These results indicate that the BPMN forms a small-world network.

  7. Individual popularity and activity in online social systems

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    Hu, Haibo; Han, Dingyi; Wang, Xiaofan

    2010-03-01

    We propose a stochastic model of web user behaviors in online social systems, and study the influence of the attraction kernel on the statistical property of user or item occurrence. Combining the different growth patterns of new entities and attraction patterns of old ones, different heavy-tailed distributions for popularity and activity which have been observed in real life, can be obtained. From a broader perspective, we explore the underlying principle governing the statistical feature of individual popularity and activity in online social systems and point out the potential simple mechanism underlying the complex dynamics of the systems.

  8. The Roles of Popular Music in Video Games

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    2015-01-01

    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 ...

  9. Images of Freud in Popular Culture and Fiction

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    in popular culture, where Sigmund has long had iconic status, both in terms of his own physical likeness and in terms of stereotyped versions of his main ideas. To complement this analysis I shall contrast the popular image of Freud with the use of him in recent fiction by E.L. Doctorow and John Irving.......Historiographic metafiction and postmodern pastiche, both defined by critic Linda Hutcheon as subversive literary and cultural strategies, have put Freud to work both as a clown and a stern cultural critic. My paper will first take a lighthearted look at some of the humorous images we find of Freud...

  10. 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

  11. Social grievances, popular music and electoral mobilization in Romania

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    Dragoş DRAGOMAN

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    Full Text Available The general social environment in Romania, as unraveled by the study of a widespread popular music genre called ‘manele’, is dominated by distrust, apathy and disengagement. In part, this is a response to the low political performance of political elites, largely seen as irresponsible and corrupt. By exploiting social and political grievances through the use of such a type of popular music, populist parties in Romania managed to electorally mobilize young people which have not been mobilized before. Although this can be seen as a democratic gain, hate speech and political violence can seriously undermine social and political trust and may prepare the ground for more radical action.

  12. All Sexed Up: a resposta de mulheres lésbicas negras jovens ao sexo (mais seguro em Johannesburg, África do Sul All Sexed Up: young black lesbian women's responses to safe(r sex in Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Zethu Matebeni

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    Full Text Available A saúde sexual de mulheres lésbicas não é um tema frequentemente discutido em nossas sociedades. As questões de saúde da mulher são classificadas sob uma única categoria abrangente e excluem algumas das preocupações específicas de mulheres lésbicas, que, em geral, não têm o mesmo comportamento em relação à saúde que as mulheres heterossexuais. Esta tendência se deve a uma série de razões, entre as quais: falta de conhecimento sobre saúde e risco sexuais lésbicos, medo de estigmatização pelos prestadores de serviço e o processo de "se assumir" (coming out para esses profissionais, que além de desconhecido, é, algumas vezes, hostil. Além disso, a pouca pesquisa sobre lésbicas e saúde lésbica na África do Sul torna difícil para as mulheres que assim se autoclassificam saberem que questões de saúde sexual as afetam especificamente, bem como onde e de que forma lidar com certos problemas. Existe uma percepção equivocada e generalizada de que questões de sexo seguro não afetam mulheres lésbicas tanto quanto mulheres heterossexuais. O artigo apresenta as visões de um grupo de mulheres de 18 a 35 anos que se autoidentificam como lésbicas na África de Sul. Por meio de questionários autoaplicados e discussões, essas mulheres partilham suas experiências e pensamentos sobre sexo lésbico (seguro e como elas têm-se relacionado e continuam a se relacionar sexualmente com outras mulheres no momento de HIV e Aids.Lesbian women's health and sexual health is a theme not generally discussed in our societies. Women's' health issues are generally classified under one umbrella, and exclude some of the concerns specific to lesbian women. Lesbian women in general do not have the same health-seeking behaviours as heterosexual women. This is due to a number of reasons including: lack of knowledge about lesbian sexual health and sexual risk, fear of stigmatization by service providers, and the "coming out" process to

  13. Ensino/aprendizagem de espanhol em Porto Seguro/BA: investigação acerca das significações docentes sobre o papel da epistemologia do educar em língua estrangeira para a formação do sujeito capaz de cruzar fronteiras culturais

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    Elissandro dos Santos Santana

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    Este trabalho é fruto de uma pesquisa realizada nos meses de agosto e setembro de 2011 em três escolas de Porto Seguro em torno do seguinte tema: ensino/aprendizagem de espanhol em Porto Seguro/BA: investigação acerca das significações docentes sobre o papel da epistemologia do educar em língua estrangeira para a formação do sujeito capaz de cruzar fronteiras culturais. Na pesquisa de campo, fora aplicado um questionário semi-estruturado a quatro professores de língua espanhola, grupo amostra...

  14. El trabajo nocturno y sus implicaciones en la salud de médicos, enfermeras y oficiales de seguridad de los hospitales de la Caja Costaricense del Seguro Social en Costa Rica

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    Ana Imelda Barahona Madrigal

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se analiza la jornada laboral nocturna y las implicaciones que ésta tiene en la salud de los trabajadores de una institución que por sus características requiere atención las 24 horas, los siete días a la semana, como lo es la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. Para ello se escogió una muestra de médicos, enfermeras y oficiales de seguridad y se les interrogó acerca de las enfermedades que padecían, para tratar de establecer su relación con la jornada nocturna.This paper analyzes the night work and its implications on the health of workers in an institution which by its nature requires 24-hour care, seven days a week, as is La Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social. For this, it was chosen a sample of doctors, nurses and security officers and they were questioned about illnesses they had, to try to establish its relationship with the night shift.

  15. Challenging homophobia in schools: policies and programs for safe school climates Desafiando a homofobia nas escolas: políticas e programas para climas escolares seguros

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    Stephen T. Russell

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    ésbicas gays, bissexuais e transgêneros (LGBT. Este trabalho deixa claro que a escola e as culturas jovens contemporâneas são caracterizadas por normas rígidas de gênero e sexualidade (incluindo a homofobia e expectativas a respeito da masculinidade, feminilidade e heterossexualidade; sendo que o bem estar de estudantes que não se conformam ou desafiam estas normas é muitas vezes prejudicado. Em anos recentes o foco de análise deslocou-se da situação de cada aluno para o reconhecimento de que o contexto e clima escolares precisam ser entendidos melhor para prevenir o bullying motivado por algum viés e promover a segurança na escola e o bem estar dos estudantes. Durante a última década diversos estudos identificaram políticas, programas e práticas educacionais específicas que promovem climas escolares seguros. Neste artigo reviso o que se sabe sobre políticas e programas que promovem a segurança para estudantes LGBT bem como para estudantes heterossexuais nas escolas. Um corpo crescente de trabalhos indica que as seguintes estratégias estão associadas com climas escolares mais seguros para estudantes LGBT: regulamento detalhado de não-discriminação e anti-bullying; intervenção dos professores quando o assédio ocorre; disponibilidade de informação e apoio sobre questões LGBT para os estudantes; presença de grupos de apoio ou clubes com base na escola (frequentemente denominados "alianças gay-hétero"; e inclusão curricular de pessoas e questões LGBT. No contexto desta pesquisa, discuto vários temas chave a serem considerados por educadores, legisladores e acadêmicos.

  16. Apego al tratamiento farmacológico en pacientes con diagnóstico de diabetes mellitus tipo 2 Pharmacological therapy compliance in diabetes

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    Blanca Rosa Durán-Varela; Blanca Rivera-Chavira; Ernesto Franco-Gallegos

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    Objetivos. Establecer la frecuencia de apego al tratamiento farmacológico en pacientes diabéticos tipo 2, relacionarla con el control metabólico e identificar factores que influyen para el no apego. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal comparativo, efectuado en 150 pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 de la unidad de medicina familiar No. 33 del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social de Chihuahua, Chih., México, hecho entre 1997 y 1998. Se midió el apego con cuenta de tabletas en su domici...

  17. 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…

  18. Romantic Love: The Great Equalizer? Sexism in Popular Music

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    Wilkinson, Melvin

    1976-01-01

    Songs that were popular between 1954 and 1968 (N=200) were examined for sexism. Some of the findings were in accord with traditional sex-role expectations, but others were not. Men were described often as being emotional and submissive, while women were almost as active as the men. (Author)

  19. Love Changes Everything: The Transformative Potential of Popular Romantic Fiction.

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    Jarvis, Christine

    1999-01-01

    In a cultural studies course, 36 women studied popular romantic novels within the context of transformative feminist adult education. They identified the constraints of romantic discourse in their own lives and the power structure of romantic relationships, resulting in changed perspectives affecting their personal lives. (SK)

  20. POPULAR MARKETS: FROM FUTURE STUDIES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS

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    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.

  1. 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)

  2. Exploring the Political Dimensions of Information Literacy through Popular Film

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    Detmering, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Certain popular films contextualize the access, use, and interpretation of information within a political and social framework. As a result, these films function as alternative pedagogical sites for analysis and critique, facilitating critical thinking about information beyond the library and the classroom, and leading students to a deeper…

  3. Hacia un derecho de la economía popular

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    Amodio, Marcelo

    2015-01-01

    El pequeño escrito forma parte de la obra Historias recuperadas, editado por la Universidad Nacional del Centro (UNICEN) y aborda sucintamente la realidad de la economía popular, con una mirada desde el derecho para luego proponer un nuevo derecho para este sector.

  4. 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…

  5. Popular Education and the Landless People's Movement in Brazil (MST).

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    Kane, Liam

    2000-01-01

    The Landless People's Movement in Brazil seeks agrarian reform and social justice. Its adult education, leadership, and technical training programs use principles of popular education. Its strengths are a radical political culture, open-ended educational inquiry, and linking of education to a tangible benefit: land reform. (SK)

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Queering Informal Pedagogy: Sexuality and Popular Music in School

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    Abramo, Joseph Michael

    2011-01-01

    This qualitative case study explores how students' perceptions of sexual identity affect how they participate in popular music processes used in school. Seventeen high school students were invited to form five single-gendered and mixed-gendered rock bands. The data collected included fieldnotes and audio recordings of observed rehearsals and…

  11. 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…

  12. Popular Education for Peasant Communities in Chile. Chapter 21.

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    Infante R., Isabel; Letelier G., Eugenia

    The rural population of Chile has been served poorly by the formal educational system, rural educational attainment lags behind that of urban areas, and outmigration and alienation of rural youth are high. In the past decade, popular education has attempted to educate rural people and put them in control of their destinies by drawing on popular…

  13. Independent Comparison of Popular DPI Tools for Traffic Classification

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

    2015-01-01

    , 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...

  14. Superstardom in the U.S. Popular Music Industry Revisited

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    David E Giles

    2005-01-01

    We provide empirical tests of the hypothesis that there were ‘superstars’ in the U.S. popular music industry between 1955 and 2003. Using different measures of artists’ successes, we reject a particular version of the superstar hypothesis. This contradicts earlier findings and indicates the sensitivity of the conclusions to the choice of ‘stardom’ measure.

  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. 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.

  17. A Survey of Popular R Packages for Cluster Analysis

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    Flynt, Abby; Dean, Nema

    2016-01-01

    Cluster analysis is a set of statistical methods for discovering new group/class structure when exploring data sets. This article reviews the following popular libraries/commands in the R software language for applying different types of cluster analysis: from the stats library, the kmeans, and hclust functions; the mclust library; the poLCA…

  18. Homepage of the Philosophy Meets Popular Culture Initiative

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    Grund, Cynthia M.

    2008-01-01

    The PHILOSOPHY meets POPULAR CULTURE initiative has a history spanning at least 13 years here in Denmark (see the News column on the Docs & Pics-page) , a pulsating present (see the News column on the Home page for  this site) and an exciting future (again, see the News column on the entry page f....... Swatches of Danish are inevitable in the the texts of conference programss and the like, and it may be the case that blog categories will emerge dealing with very local Danish manifestations of popular culture which - as yet - are inaccesible to those who do not speak Danish.......The PHILOSOPHY meets POPULAR CULTURE initiative has a history spanning at least 13 years here in Denmark (see the News column on the Docs & Pics-page) , a pulsating present (see the News column on the Home page for  this site) and an exciting future (again, see the News column on the entry page for......  this site). Many people have been, are - and will be - involved in research and educational endeavors that explore  how   thoughts  and  themes  from  the  history of philosophy  -  as well as  current  philosophical issues and concepts -  inform popular culture and are exemplifed and recontextualized...

  19. Teknoland - popular science park with solar energy exhibits

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    Broman, Lars

    2000-01-01

    The new Popular Science Park TEKNOLAND in Falun contains a number of interactive solar energy exhibits, including The Solar Heated Chess Board, The Solar Electric Playhouse, The Sudanese Solar Oven, and Solar Collector Optics. The TeknoTrix tutored children activities include solar thermal activities. Some related interactive exhibits are planned to be included during the summer and during coming years.

  20. Solar energy exhibits at the popular science park Teknoland

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    Broman, Lars

    2000-01-01

    The new Popular Science Park TEKNOLAND in Falun contains a number of interactive solar energy exhibits, including The Solar Heated Chess Board, The Solar Electric Playhouse, The Sudanese Solar Oven, and Solar Collector Optics. The TeknoTrix tutored children activities include solar thermal activities. Some related interactive exhibits are planned to be included during the summer and during coming years.

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  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. Teaching Popular Culture in a Second Language University Context

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    Pierson-Smith, Anne; Chik, Alice; Miller, Lindsay

    2014-01-01

    This article examines an established course on Popular Culture which is framed within the general educational model in an English-medium university. The article is organized into three parts: the underlining educational rationale for general educational courses, the course description, and the students' perspectives of their learning experience.…

  5. 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 of gay and…

  6. 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…

  7. An Experiment in Radiophonic Education: Accion Cultural Popular.

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    Masoner, Liliana Muhlmann de; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Describes the findings of a Florida State University evaluation of Colombia's Accion Cultural Popular (ACPO) program for nonformal adult education. ACPO promotes rural development and literacy through educational radio broadcasts which are linked to local monitors, textbooks, a weekly newspaper, and other support services. (AM)

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. Popularity prediction tool for ATLAS distributed data management

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    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. 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…

  12. Mining the Popular Culture: The Mass Media and Freshman Composition.

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    McRae, M. W.

    The study of mass media and popular culture in a composition class allows students and teachers together to develop a critical awareness of television and advertising. Jerzy Kosinski's book, "Being There," a novel about the impact of television, is a beginning point for the study of television. Using that book as if it were a collection of events,…

  13. Satisfaction Analysis of Experiential Learning-Based Popular Science Education

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    Dzan, Wei-Yuan; Tsai, Huei-Yin; Lou, Shi-Jer; Shih, Ru-Chu

    2015-01-01

    This study employed Kolb's experiential learning model-specific experiences, observations of reflections, abstract conceptualization, and experiment-action in activities to serve as the theoretical basis for popular science education planning. It designed the six activity themes of "Knowledge of the Ocean, Easy to Know, See the Large from the…

  14. Book review: Gender, violence and popular culture: telling stories

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    Gouseti, Ioanna

    2013-01-01

    This book approaches the interrelation of popular representations of gender and violence and global politics by focusing on the narrative of television shows like Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The West Wing. Ioanna Gouseti finds this is a theoretically sophisticated and enjoyable book that motivates its readers to think critically, even when they’re ‘only’ watching television.

  15. Xu Jinglei,a Popular Actress and Director

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    2007-01-01

    Xu Jinglei,a young,charming and pure girl,is popular both in playing and directing films. On April 16th,1974,Xu Jinglei was born in Beijing,China.She loved to see films and watch TV programs in her childhood,and she always dreamed of being an actress.She began to study at Beijing Film Academy in 1994.

  16. THE REFLECTIONS OF POPULAR CULTURE IN POSTER DESIGN

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    İbrahim Gökhan CEYLAN

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Poster is a product of graphic prepared for ıntorducing a culture or goods; or tranmitting a message. We can come across a poster almost in anywhere. As a product of graphic, a poster hav found its own place in many art movements and that’s why one should have the same concern for it as for others in the aspects of design and artistic view. The most important target of a commercial or advertisement is to reach the exact target audience at the exact time. Poster from its very begining, has became an area that needs a speciality in appliyng. Poster design aims to leave the neccessary effect whether by introducing the idea/product or by directing the target audience to the idea/ product. It is for sure that while moving the target audience to the aimed idea/ product, it is more easily-remembered using the popular cultural ıbjects which have a profound effect on the target audıence. Popular culture is mass culture. It is aimed to move the massive population by using the popular people, products and etc. In fact popular culture is a society to burden the creatvity and prodcution. It also a reason to resemble the society each other and it is a unit of constant changing. It is a consumption society in another saying. It supports consumption. In poster designs, it can be seen that designs are done under the effect of these popular culture. It is via this poiciy that consumers are directed to the target message or product.

  17. 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. PMID:26966963

  18. Canción popular, nacionalismo, consumo y política en Chile entre los años 40 y 60 Popular Music, Nationalism Consumption and Politics in Chile during the 1940's and 1960s

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    Tânia da Costa Garcia

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La canción popular urbana constituye una manifestación cultural típicamente moderna. Su producción, circulación y consumo se confunden con el proceso de urbanización y con la disponibilidad de recursos tecnológicos. Transmitida por los medios de comunicación de masas, al llegar a un público bastante más amplio que los receptores locales, no demoró, dentro de la lógica de mercado, para traducirse en un importante vector de homogeneización cultural. El objetivo de este artículo es diseñar un mapa de las conexiones entre música folclórica, canción popular, formación y consolidación de un mercado consumidor y los usos políticos de la música popular chilena por parte de diferentes sectores de esta sociedad entre los años 40 y 60, período en el que las artes estuvieron relacionadas con las luchas de las representaciones en torno de la identidad nacional en diferentes países de América Latina.Popular urban music is a typically modern cultural event. Its production, distribution and consumption occurred during the process of urbanization of Chile and in a period ofgrowing a vailability of technological resources. The broadcasting by the mass media allowed popular urban music to reach a larger audience than the local public. Therefore it didnot take long time for popular urban music to become a means of cultural homogenization within the parameters of the market system of production and distribution of music, in Chile. This article aims to map the connections between folk music and popular music, with the formation and consolidation ofa consumer market for music in Chile. Besides it considers the use of popular music in the forfties and the sixties as a political tool by different groups ofthe Chilean society, during a time when arts were considered within the controversies about the national identity that aróse in different Latín American countries.

  19. Cultura popular e nacionalismo musical: uma discussão das ideias folcloristas sobre a música popular no Brasil * Popular culture and musical nationalism: a discussion of folklorists ideas about popular music in Brazil

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    ISMAEL DE OLIVEIRA GEROLAMO

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Neste trabalho discutimos como a noção de cultura popular torna-se elemento central para os debates em torno do nacionalismo nas esferas cultural e artística. Exploraremos, mais especificamente, as ideias de Mário de Andrade sobre o nacionalismo musical, tendo em vista a importância dessas ideias e suas possíveis ressonâncias nas discussões acerca da música popular no Brasil durante o século XX. A busca por uma “essência do povo” que constituiria a base de uma nação é ponto de referência para esse debate. Essas ideias, surgidas na Europa, ainda no século XIX, ligadas ao movimento romântico e a atuação dos folcloristas, ganham força no Brasil principalmente a partir do século XX e irão permear inúmeros debates em momentos distintos da história republicana do país.Palavras-chave: Nacionalismo Musical – Mário de Andrade – Música Popular. Abstract: In this paper, we discuss how the idea of popular culture becomes central to debates about nationalism in culture and art. We will explore more specifically the ideas of Mário de Andrade on musical nationalism, regarding the importance of these ideas and their possible resonances in discussions of popular music in Brazil during the twentieth century. The search for a "people's essence" that form the basis of a nation is in the core of this debate. These ideas emerged in Europe in the nineteenth century and are connected to the Romantic movement and actions of folklorists and will bulk in Brazil mostly from the twentieth century, when they will be part of numerous debates in distinguished moments in the country’s history.Keywords: Musical Nationalism – Mário de Andrade – Popular Music.

  20. Cost minimization analysis at the Hospital Mexico in the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social for the accommodation of patients with radiotherapy with linear accelerator: shelter vs transfers

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    Patients with oncological pathology have attended daily in sessions for several weeks in the linear accelerator radiation therapy. Persons subject to this intervention have moved to the Hospital Mexico of the social security of Costa Rica, place that centralizes this treatment. The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) has considered two options depending on the place of origin of users: bear the costs of commuting from the area of habitual residence, or place them temporarily in a shelter provided by the institution; the CCSS has chosen the first alternative. This research has consisted of a cost-minimization analysis between these two alternatives. The study population are patients with oncological pathology attending sessions of radiotherapy with linear accelerator at the Hospital Mexico in the first half of 2009 using ambulances of Cruz Roja Costarricense. The size of the study population is 107 persons, the total number of transferred recorded in the Fondo Rotatorio de Operaciones of Hospital Mexico is 998. Patients came from five regions and twenty areas of health according to the geographical division of the CCSS. The variables included have been: cost per day by way of transfer, which involves the distance to the radiotherapy center of Hospital Mexico and the cost of the rate at Cruz Roja ambulance per Km (326.86 colons, according to the agreement CCSS-Cruz Roja in June 2009) estimated daily cost of lodging in a shelter, and the reason daily cost of relocation / daily cost of shelter. The cost of shelter includes food and were used data from the company International Medical Suppliers S. A. as a basis for estimating the daily cost, the price fixed by the company was 65 dollars a day, and the conversion into colons exchange rate as established by the Banco Central de Costa Rica; dated April 30, 2010, the amount has been 33.542.60 colons. The reason for each area of health was given by the ratio of the average daily cost in colons by way of ambulance of

  1. Bryan McCann. Hello, Hello Brazil. Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil. 1st printing 2004

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    Sergio Daniel Ospina

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available La música popular brasilera en relación con la configuración de la identidad nacional y la modernización del Estado brasilero es, en síntesis, el tema principal del texto escrito por el profesor McCann. Sin embargo, el autor aborda una amplia variedad de tems y asuntos históricos que, vinculados estrechamente con el desarrollo de la música popular brasilera en la primera mitad del siglo xx, permiten analizar global y coherentemente la constitución moderna de Brasil. En resumen, el texto constituye un relato consistente en torno a la convergencia de factores culturales, políticos, económicos, sociales y tecnológicos, entre otros, en el proceso de conformación de la idea de brasileridad, para lo cual la música popular y, con ella, la radio y la industria discográfica aparecen como un eje trasversal del análisis, un eje que es al mismo tiempo un agente dinamizante y un actor dinamizado. Se trata pues de una historia del Estado Novo de Brasil a través de la música o, dicho de otro modo, de una historia de la música popular brasilera a través de la historia de la transición de Brasil hacia la modernidad.

  2. Listening to Audiences: A Brief Rationale and History of Audience Research in Popular Media Studies

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    Schiappa, Edward; Wessels, Emanuelle

    2007-01-01

    Popular media may be described as television, film, radio, and print media primarily offered for the purpose of entertainment. Such popular media have been the object of critical analysis for decades, both for academic scholars and popular pundits. Our focus is not on quantitative or experimental research concerning popular media effects, but…

  3. The Role of Respect in the Relation of Aggression to Popularity

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    Kuryluk, Amanda; Cohen, Robert; Audley-Piotrowski, Shannon

    2011-01-01

    Can aggressive children be popular with peers? Generally, sociometric popularity (liking nominations) has been shown to be negatively associated with aggression, and perceived popularity (popularity nominations) has been shown to be positively associated with aggression. The thesis of the present research was that being respected by peers…

  4. The evaluation of popular music in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands: a comparison of the use of high art and popular aesthetic criteria

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    A. van Venrooij; V. Schmutz

    2010-01-01

    Popular music has apparently gained much in status and artistic legitimacy. Some have argued that popular music criticism has assimilated the evaluative criteria traditionally associated with high art aesthetics to legitimate pop music as a serious art form, while others have claimed that popular mu

  5. La cultura popular anglofona en el curriculum del ingles a nivel superior (Popular Anglophone Culture in the English Curriculum at the College Level).

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    Zoreda, Margaret Lee

    This paper examines the rationale for introducing popular culture into college-level English-as-a-Second-Language instruction in Mexico, drawing on research and theory in second language instruction, and it offers specific suggestions for classroom presentation of popular cultural content. It is argued that content in popular culture can enhance…

  6. Dynamics of movie competition and popularity spreading in recommender systems

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    Yeung, C. H.; Cimini, G.; Jin, C.-H.

    2011-01-01

    We introduce a simple model to study movie competition in recommender systems. Movies of heterogeneous quality compete against each other through viewers’ reviews and generate interesting dynamics at the box office. By assuming mean-field interactions between the competing movies, we show that the runaway effect of popularity spreading is triggered by defeating the average review score, leading to box-office hits: Popularity rises and peaks before fade-out. The average review score thus characterizes the critical movie quality necessary for transition from box-office bombs to blockbusters. The major factors affecting the critical review score are examined. By iterating the mean-field dynamical equations, we obtain qualitative agreements with simulations and real systems in the dynamical box-office forms, revealing the significant role of competition in understanding box-office dynamics.

  7. Can electoral popularity be predicted using socially generated big data?

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    Yasseri, Taha

    2013-01-01

    Today, our more-than-ever digital lives leave significant footprints in cyberspace. Large scale collections of these socially generated footprints, often known as big data, could help us to re-investigate different aspects of our social collective behaviour in a quantitative framework. In this contribution we discuss one such possibility: the monitoring and predicting of popularity dynamics of candidates and parties through the analysis of socially generated transactional data on the web during electoral campaigns. We focus on two data streams, Wikipedia page views and Google search queries, and discuss issues related to data collection, data cleaning, data analysis as well as the expressiveness and representativeness of the data; we also present popularity dynamics from real case examples of recent elections in three different countries.

  8. Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music

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    Serrà, Joan; Corral, Álvaro; Boguñá, Marián; Haro, Martín; Arcos, Josep Ll.

    2012-07-01

    Popular music is a key cultural expression that has captured listeners' attention for ages. Many of the structural regularities underlying musical discourse are yet to be discovered and, accordingly, their historical evolution remains formally unknown. Here we unveil a number of patterns and metrics characterizing the generic usage of primary musical facets such as pitch, timbre, and loudness in contemporary western popular music. Many of these patterns and metrics have been consistently stable for a period of more than fifty years. However, we prove important changes or trends related to the restriction of pitch transitions, the homogenization of the timbral palette, and the growing loudness levels. This suggests that our perception of the new would be rooted on these changing characteristics. Hence, an old tune could perfectly sound novel and fashionable, provided that it consisted of common harmonic progressions, changed the instrumentation, and increased the average loudness.

  9. 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......' scientific and technological literacy, through identification of suitable teaching-learning materials based on relevant context-based educational approaches. These approaches, identifiable within the teaching-learning materials, are expected to focus on socio-scientific issues, promote the acquisition 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 a...

  10. Construction and communication of meanings in popular music

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    Julián Céspedes Guevara

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Both musicology and the psychology of music have traditionally approached the construction and communication of musical meanings using a functionalist model of communication. The purpose of this research is to study these phenomena within the context of popular music, using a constructivist theoretical framework. Two songs from a funk-rock band and 2 songs from a jazz band were heard individually by 6 members of the bands and by 14 participants without formal musical training. The participants were asked to indicate the moments in which the music called their attention, and to elaborate on the meaning of each song. The findings were interpreted as evidence that musical meaning is not inherent to music, that popular music is not always perceived an expression of emotions, and that musical communication depends on the existence of shared symbolic referents by musicians and listeners. As a conclusion, a constructivist conceptual model of musical communication is proposed

  11. Feature Driven and Point Process Approaches for Popularity Prediction

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    Mishra, Swapnil; Xie, Lexing

    2016-01-01

    Predicting popularity, or the total volume of information outbreaks, is an important subproblem for understanding collective behavior in networks. Each of the two main types of recent approaches to the problem, feature-driven and generative models, have desired qualities and clear limitations. This paper bridges the gap between these solutions with a new hybrid approach and a new performance benchmark. We model each social cascade with a marked Hawkes self-exciting point process, and estimate the content virality, memory decay, and user influence. We then learn a predictive layer for popularity prediction using a collection of cascade history. To our surprise, Hawkes process with a predictive overlay outperform recent feature-driven and generative approaches on existing tweet data [43] and a new public benchmark on news tweets. We also found that a basic set of user features and event time summary statistics performs competitively in both classification and regression tasks, and that adding point process info...

  12. Popular Geopolitics of Japan: Geopolitical Discourses of Anime

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    Marta Zorko

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Geopolitical discourses are an integral part of the contemporary geopolitics of each state. Driven by geopolitical traditions and imagination, they intercept and thus create all aspects of the discipline of critical geopolitics- the formal, practical and popular. The main area of our research is the discourse embedded in the popular geopolitics of a specific cultural product of Japan, anime. Anime are unique and thus suited for analysis for two reasons. The first is their specific, local production and global recognition. The second is their double coding. Although they are a product of the traditional geopolitical culture of Japan’s entertainment industry, they are able to create a contemporary geopolitical culture at the same time. Through an analysis of three anime series, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Earth Maiden Arjuna and Mobile Suit Gundam 00, we explore the geographic and geopolitical characteristics of Japan and their influence on the traditional, as well as the contemporary geopolitical discourses.

  13. Popular Culture Transcending National Borders and Genres in East Asia

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    Matsuda, Masako; Higashi, Nozomi

    2006-01-01

    Using highly advanced media technology, Asian cultural exchanges became very active since the latter half of the 1990s. Firstly, Japanese "trendy dramas" were favorably welcomed in Asia because they could show young people's problems in an Asian context against the background of a modernized city. These dramas have projected an image of Japan as an idealistically westernized country. Due to the popularity of Japanese culture such as manga, TV dramas, and movies, there seems to have risen a fe...

  14. Prevalence of micronutrient deficiency in popular diet plans

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    Calton Jayson B

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Research has shown micronutrient deficiency to be scientifically linked to a higher risk of overweight/obesity and other dangerous and debilitating diseases. With more than two-thirds of the U.S. population overweight or obese, and research showing that one-third are on a diet at any given time, a need existed to determine whether current popular diet plans could protect followers from micronutrient deficiency by providing the minimum levels of 27 micronutrients, as determ...

  15. EMPLOYEE SELECTION METHODS IN ROMANIA: POPULARITY AND APPLICANT REACTIONS

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    Septimiu-Rare? SZABO

    2014-01-01

    This study assessed the prevalence of, and applicants’ reactions to 21 different employee selection methods. Past studies on this topic have focused mainly on countries in Western Europe. This research investigated a sample of 142 Romanian respondents using a postal survey. The most popular selection methods used by Romanian organizations were found to be CVs, ability tests and interviews. In contrast, applicants most favor work-samples, followed by ability tests, interviews, CVs and personal...

  16. A Sampling of Popular Books for Numeracy Readers

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    Michael T. Catalano

    2014-01-01

    Popular books on quantitative themes are seemingly more available than ever. In this book review, we look at five such books from a wide range of authors. Although the books are written for diverse audiences, all provide examples and discussion of concepts that could be used in courses with quantitative literacy objectives. The books are Guesstimation and Guesstimation 2.0 by Lawrence Weinstein and John A. Adam, and Weinstein, respectively; Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of...

  17. Public Understanding of Science: Science PR and Popular Culture

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    Sava, Mircea

    2011-01-01

    The present social context has imposed on science an active communication behavior with the wide audience. The process of science communication has a strong stake of Public Relations as its foundation. It can be stated that the science communication activities have become instruments of a science promotion platform, and the paradigm of Public Relations and Popular Culture served as its model for development. Creating and maintaining a positive attitude of various audiences towards science and...

  18. Canted Desire: Otaku Performance in Japanese Popular Culture

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    Yuji Sone

    2014-01-01

    The term, otaku, which addresses varied fandom-related activities, is a buzzword in discussions of Japanese popular culture. This article addresses the most controversial aspect of otaku practice: the stereotypical male otaku’s admiration for, and investment in, cartoon images of young girl characters. While this practice has been discussed in terms of the notions of perversion and of queerness, I see this otaku practice not in terms of a sexual politics, but as operating through a highly cul...

  19. Bringing American Popular Culture to the English Departments in Indonesia*

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    Dewi N.

    2012-01-01

    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 o...

  20. The Cambrian Explosion of Popular 3D Printing

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    Juan Luis Chulilla Cano

    2011-01-01

    The unexpected appearance of 3D printing has caught many of technology analyst by surprise. In this paper we aim to provide a social context to the feedback loops that have generated this rapid evolution of technologies and skills involved in 3D printing, as well as and online communities related with 3D printing and the impact of this evolution on media an popular imaginary… and our near future.

  1. La intertextualidad en la copla popular de México

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    Gómez Estrada, Grissel

    2012-01-01

    La intertextualidad en la lírica tradicional y popular surge como resultado de dos fenómenos: el surgimiento de una canción nueva (canciones contrahechas), en especial como parodia de la primera, y cuando una canción menciona a otra, creando una complicidad entre los intérpretes y el público durante la performance.

  2. Cultura popular y cultura de masas. notas para debate

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    Amalia Signorelli

    1987-01-01

    What kind of relationship exists between mass culture and popular, local and class cultures? After examining a number of current interpretations, the author puts forward a hypothesis on the study of mass culture within the framework of a comparative interpretation of cultural relations on a world-wide scale, but strating from local and class manifestations of conflicts and oppositions. An examination structured in this way starts with the assumption of a critical re...

  3. Brand Popularity, Country Image and Market Share: An Empirical Study

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    Chung Koo kim; Jay Young Chung

    1997-01-01

    This study examines how brand popularity in conjunction with other marketing variables influences market share directly as well as indirectly by interacting with country-related intangible assets (or simply country image). The results of our empirical analysis show that a competitive analysis without the recognition of country image would be misleading. We found that country-specific intangible assets exist and that they significantly interact with marketing variables differently for U.S. and...

  4. Symposium 1: Challenges in science education and popularization of Science

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    Ildeo de Castro Moreira

    2014-01-01

    Science education and popularization of science are important elements for social inclusion. The Brazil exhibits strong inequalities regarding the distribution of wealth, access to cultural assets and appropriation of scientific and technological knowledge. Each Brazilian should have the opportunity to acquire a basic knowledge of science and its operation that allow them to understand their environment and expand their professional opportunities. However, the overall performance of Brazilian...

  5. Commercial and Sublime: Popular Astronomy Lectures in Nineteenth Century Britain

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    Huang, H-F

    2015-01-01

    This thesis discusses the practitioners, sites, curriculums, apparatus and audiences of popular astronomy lecturing in nineteenth-century Britain. Lecturers who were active approximately between 1820 and 1860 are the focus. This thesis emphasises popularisers who were not scientific elites, including C. H. Adams (1803-1871), George Bartley (c. 1782-1858), and D. F. Walker (1778-1865). Activities of private popularisers are compared with those in scientific establishments, such as the Royal In...

  6. The Cambrian Explosion of Popular 3D Printing

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    Juan Luis Chulilla Cano

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The unexpected appearance of 3D printing has caught many of technology analyst by surprise. In this paper we aim to provide a social context to the feedback loops that have generated this rapid evolution of technologies and skills involved in 3D printing, as well as and online communities related with 3D printing and the impact of this evolution on media an popular imaginary… and our near future.

  7. Datasets: decentralization and popular democracy: governance from below in Bolivia

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul

    2012-01-01

    These are the two databases on which all the quantitative work in the book 'Decentralization and popular democracy: governance from below in Bolivia' (econometrics, graphs, charts, etc) is based. They contain essentially the same data, but formatted in version 1 for cross-sectional regressions, and in version 2 for panel regressions. Both databases follow similar naming conventions, provided in the data key. The data are organized by municipality and cover the period 1987-2007. Financi...

  8. Mineral and phytate contents of some prepared popular Ghanaian foods

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    Annor, George Amponsah; Tano Debrah, Kwaku; Essen, Allen

    2016-01-01

    Prepared Ghanaian traditional foods, mostly consist of starchy staples such as yams (Dioscorea spp.), cassava (Manihot esculenta), millet (Pennisetum glaucum), maize (Zea mays) and rice (Oryza sativa) etc. These traditional foods are a main source of energy and macronutrients. Little or no information however exist on the mineral and phytate contents of prepared traditional Ghanaian foods. The mineral and phytate contents of twenty commonly eaten Ghanaian foods, prepared using popular recipes...

  9. Contemporary Nigerian Popular music: A Menace to National Development

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    Ogunrinade D O A

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available There is no gainsaying that most of the recent forms of contemporary popular music produced, packaged, made available for public consumption constitute grave danger and serious threat to moral uprightness in Nigerian society. This has exposed the Nigerian society to a wide variety of insecurity and violence. This is evident as seen from series of moral decadence and dissipation that infiltrated the lives of the citizenry - especially the youths (the leaders of tomorrow ranging from, sexual abuse, money mongering, indiscipline, examination malpractice and indecent dressing to mention but a few. Music is a powerful tool and a force for mobilization which brings about either reformation or deformation of character due to the type of rhythm, melody, harmony and principally the lyrics of the songs. This paper examines the new trend of contemporary popular music in Nigeria with a view to assess its negative and pessimistic impacts on the character molding of the citizenry in Nigerian society. Live performances of contemporary popular music were observed and audio and video tape materials relating to the said music were also analyzed based on their educational  and moral values of such songs. It was  discovered that contemporary popular music as we have it today in Nigeria communicates vulgarity and coarseness to the listeners and this poses a lot of negative effects on the attitude of the youths. Musicians employ indecent words to attract the youth thus creating negative influence on the character of the leaders of tomorrow (the youth to engage in various   debauchery.  The paper therefore, suggested that relevant agencies should be put in place to ensure that apart from entertainment, music should convey positive character building messages rather than music that egg on and motivate illicit acts. Likewise, musicians should compose songs in the spirit of societal reformation so as to impact moral virtues on the younger generation  thus

  10. Kappa coefficient: a popular measure of rater agreement

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    Tang, Wan; Hu, Jun; Zhang, Hui; Wu, Pan; He, Hua

    2015-01-01

    Summary In mental health and psychosocial studies it is often necessary to report on the between-rater agreement of measures used in the study. This paper discusses the concept of agreement, highlighting its fundamental difference from correlation. Several examples demonstrate how to compute the kappa coefficient – a popular statistic for measuring agreement – both by hand and by using statistical software packages such as SAS and SPSS. Real study data are used to illustrate how to use and in...

  11. Mobile Cloud Forensics: An Analysis of Seven Popular Android Apps

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    Martini, Ben; Do, Quang; Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond

    2015-01-01

    Using the evidence collection and analysis methodology for Android devices proposed by Martini, Do and Choo, we examined and analyzed seven popular Android cloud-based apps. Firstly, we analyzed each app in order to see what information could be obtained from their private app storage and SD card directories. We collated the information and used it to aid our investigation of each app database files and AccountManager data. To complete our understanding of the forensic artefacts stored by app...

  12. Construction and communication of meanings in popular music

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    Julián Céspedes Guevara

    2010-01-01

    Both musicology and the psychology of music have traditionally approached the construction and communication of musical meanings using a functionalist model of communication. The purpose of this research is to study these phenomena within the context of popular music, using a constructivist theoretical framework. Two songs from a funk-rock band and 2 songs from a jazz band were heard individually by 6 members of the bands and by 14 participants without formal musical training. The participant...

  13. Religious appeals in the popular presentation of cosmology

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    Guarino, Michael J.

    1996-01-01

    This thesis explores the use of religious language, metaphors, and images in the popular presentation of cosmology. Specifically looking at books written by cosmologists and intended for a lay audience, I argue that these religious appeals present a particular model, or picture, of cosmology to the public. Through the religious language, metaphors, and images, the texts create scientific-religious imagery which gives cosmology and cosmologists religious functions (e.g., ...

  14. Advertising and Post-Decembrist Popular Culture in Romania

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    Mădălina MORARU (BUGA)

    2010-01-01

    During the last 20 years, Romanian Advertising often paid attention to the popular culture features developed in Communism, because they are the ones that reflect consumers’ lifestyles, profiles and values still alive in our society. It is captivating to notice how many brands took advantages from this return (the eternal coming back to the past) and how varied the creative strategies of some commercials could be. Some interesting categories of products, which describe the old epoch very well...

  15. The evolution of popular music: USA 1960–2010

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    Mauch, Matthias; MacCallum, Robert M.; Levy, Mark; Leroi, Armand M.

    2015-01-01

    In modern societies, cultural change seems ceaseless. The flux of fashion is especially obvious for popular music. While much has been written about the origin and evolution of pop, most claims about its history are anecdotal rather than scientific in nature. To rectify this, we investigate the US Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and 2010. Using music information retrieval and text-mining tools, we analyse the musical properties of approximately 17 000 recordings that appeared in the charts and...

  16. Conrad Hilton, Be My Guest and American Popular Culture

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    Fick, Annabella

    2016-01-01

    Hotels are popular settings in European and American literature. They fire readers’ imagination and many of them have a personal relationship to hotels. These institutions are not only alive in the realm of literature but are real existing buildings which have become fixed parts of modern society. Conrad Hilton (1887–1979), founder of the international hotel chain of the same name, was very aware of the glamorous aspects of his field of profession and published his experiences in the autobiog...

  17. Factors influencing popularity of branded content in Facebook fan pages

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    Sabaté i Garriga, Ferran; Berbegal Mirabent, Jasmina; Cañabate Carmona, Antonio; Lebherzd, Philipp R.

    2014-01-01

    Social media is achieving an increasing importance as a channel for gathering information about products and services. Brands are developing its presence in social networking sites to meet brand awareness, engagement and word of mouth. In this context, the analysis of the factors that are conditioning consumer interaction with branded content becomes a matter of interest. This paper aims to shed light on those factors that are expected to impact on Facebook branded post popularity. A conceptu...

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

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    Hushchyn, Mikhail; Charpentier, Philippe; Ustyuzhanin, Andrey

    2015-12-01

    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 for jobs using this data.

  19. Organizing Science Popularization and Teacher Training Workshops : A Nigerian Experience

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    Okpala, Kingsley; Okere, Bonaventure

    Funding for science popularization has become a huge challenge in recent times especially for developing countries like Nigeria. However, a change in the school system from the 6-3-3-4 system (6 years primary, 3 years Junior secondary, 3year senior secondary, and 4 years tertiary education) to the 9-3-4 system ( 9 years junior basic, 3 years secondary, and 4 tertiary education) has made it even more convenient to strategically target the students through their teachers to attain the desired quality of education since the introduction of space science into the curriculum at the primary and secondary levels. Considering the size of Nigeria, there Is need for a shift in paradigm for sourcing resources to tackle this deficiency in a sustainable manner. Recently a teacher training and science popularization workshop was organized as a first in a series of subsequent workshops geared towards having a sustainable means of popularizing Science in Nigeria. Principally, the key lies in the partnership with the colleges of education which produce the teachers for primary schools in addition to the usual governmental actions. Experiences from this workshop will be enumerated with the hope of inspiring the same success in similar societies.

  20. Importance and Perspectives of the Earth Sciences Popularization in Mexico

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    Flores-Estrella, H.; Yussim, S.

    2007-05-01

    In our days the scientific popularization in Mexico has not a promising future and with the earth sciences is not better; most of the papers in the popularization magazines deal with subjects as earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, meteorite impacts and the massive extensions associated with them (e.g. Chicxulub). However, these subjects have not been enough to create conscience about the importance of earth sciences in the society and it has even motivated the idea of a community distant scientific with no social obligation, the idea that the earth scientists are responsible for all the problems in the planet (global warming, catastrophes) is wide spread. In these days that we need a change in our consumption, mainly in the energetic one, it's compulsory to change the relation between the subject and its environment; then, as we can not take care of something that we don't know, the scientific popularization has a fundamental role that we must start to pay attention to.