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  1. [Seguro popular: achievements and perspectives].

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    Chertorivski-Woldenberg, Salomón

    2011-01-01

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

  2. Derivados vinculados al seguro.

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    De Paz Cobo, Sonia

    2003-01-01

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

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

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    Francisco Garrido-Latorre

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    José Enrique Pérez-Salvador

    2010-06-01

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

  5. Clinical and Epidemiological Profile of Breast Cancer in Mexico: Results of the Seguro Popular

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    Nancy Reynoso-Noverón

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: One half of the Mexican population lacks comprehensive health care coverage. In 2003, a reform to the General Health Law was approved that led to the creation of the System of Social Protection in Health and made universal health coverage mandatory. The main innovation of this reform was Seguro Popular, which provided coverage for breast cancer. Here we report the outcomes of women with breast cancer treated at a cancer center in Mexico under Seguro Popular. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study that included all patients with breast cancer treated in the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología in Mexico City between January 2007 and December 2013 with Seguro Popular coverage. Demographic and clinical information were collected and survival outcomes were analyzed. Results: A total of 4,300 women with breast cancer were included in this analysis. Most patients had locally advanced disease at diagnosis (53%, n = 2,293, and 13% (n = 558 presented with stage IV disease. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy was administered to 1,834 patients (52%, with a pathologic complete response in 25.1% (n = 460. Median follow-up was 40.5 months. Five-year survival for the entire cohort was 82% (95% CI, 81% to 84%. Five-year survival was 97% for early-stage disease (95% CI, 95% to 98%, 82% for locally advanced disease (95% CI, 80% to 84%, and 36% for metastatic disease (95% CI, 30% to 42%. Conclusion: This represents the first description of a cohort of patients with breast cancer treated in Mexico under Seguro Popular. Seguro Popular has allowed our institution, and other Mexican centers, to establish efficient standardized mechanisms to treat patients with breast cancer.

  6. Universitat popular al Cabanyal

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    Ribés Granell, Juan Miguel

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Edson Servan-Mori

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

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Gabriel Martínez

    2016-01-01

    Objetivo. Describir los mecanismos de asignación y compra del Seguro Popular, la forma en que operan y los controles que se dan sobre ellos. Discutir esquemas de incentivos que mejoren el desempeño en general, fortalezcan la atención primaria y mejoren el acceso a los hospitales de especialidades. Material y métodos. Se evalúan las reformas de 2014 a la Ley General de Salud para entender su intención, que es fortalecer los sistemas estatales y la relación con la autoridad federal. Se discuten...

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

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    Eduardo Hernández-Garduño

    2017-08-01

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

  12. [The effect of Seguro Popular de Salud on catastrophic and impoverishing expenditures in Mexico, 2004-2012].

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    Knaul, Felicia Marie; Arreola-Ornelas, Héctor; Wong, Rebeca; Lugo-Palacios, David G; Méndez-Carniado, Oscar

    2018-01-01

    To determine the impact of Seguro Popular (SPS) on catastrophic and impoverishing household expenditures and on the financial protection of the Mexican health system. The propensity score matching (PSM) method was applied to the population affiliated to SPS to determine the program's attributable effect on health expenditure. This analysis uses the National Household Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH) during 2004-2012, conducted by Mexico's National Institute of Statistics andGeography (INEGI). It was found that SPS has a significant effect on reducing the likelihood that households will incur impoverishing expenditures. A negative effect on catastrophic expenditures was also found, but it was not statistically significant. This paper shows the effect that SPS, in particular health insurance, has as an instrument of financial protection. Future studies using longer periods of ENIGH data should analyze the persistence of high out-of-pocket expenditure.

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

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    Gabriel Martínez

    2016-09-01

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

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

    2016-05-13

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

  16. 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

  17. Examen de auditoría integral al componente primas por cobrar de Seguros Sucre S.A. correspondiente al periodo del 01 enero 2012 al 31 diciembre del 2012

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    Merrill Ochoa, Yanina Alexandra

    2014-01-01

    La elaboración del presente trabajo comprende el desarrollo del examen de auditoría integral al componente primas por cobrar de Seguros Sucre S.A. correspondiente al periodo del 01 enero 2012 al 31 diciembre 2012. El examen se basa en la normativa aplicable al sector asegurador y documentación interna como manuales de políticas y procedimientos del proceso evaluado. Se podrán encontrar capítulos que generan una retrospectiva general del negocio de los seguros y cuál es la importancia del co...

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

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    José Luis Evia Vizcarra

    2005-01-01

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

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    Sébastien Ménard

    2018-01-01

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

  2. Costo-efectividad de una alternativa para la prestación de servicios de atención primaria en salud para los beneficiarios del Seguro Popular de México

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    Alejandro Figueroa Lara

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Calcular la razón costo-efectividad de servicios públicos y privados contratados por el Seguro Popular en primer nivel de atención. Material y métodos. Se evaluó una experiencia piloto de contratación de servicios de primer nivel de atención a la salud en el estado de Hidalgo, México, midiendo, con base en una encuesta poblacional, la calidad general y la detección de disminución de visión. Se analizó la sensibilidad mediante simulaciones de Monte Carlo. Resultados. El prestador privado es dominante en calidad y costo-efectivo para la detección de disminución de visión. Conclusiones. La compra estratégica de prestadores privados de atención primaria es promisoria para mejorar los servicios de salud y reducir los costos.

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

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    Miguel Ángel González-Block

    2017-01-01

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

  4. Comercio internacional y seguros

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    Herrera Díaz, Rebeca

    2006-01-01

    SUMARIOIntroducción1. ¿Cómo se negocian los servicios?1.1. Por modos de prestación de servicios1.2. Por listas2. ¿Cuál es el estado de la liberalización de los servicios de seguros en lospaíses desarrollados?2.1. Cronograma modelo de liberalización de los seguros2.2. El rol de los seguros en el desarrollo económico2.3. ¿De dónde surge la necesidad de liberalizar el mercado asegurador?2.4. Liberalización de servicios en el acuerdo general de comercio de servicios2.4.1. Compromisos en el acuerd...

  5. Planes mínimos obligatorios en mercados de seguros de salud segmentados

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    Beteta, Edmundo; Willington, Manuel

    2009-01-01

    El trabajo analiza el efecto de la introducción de un plan mínimo obligatorio de prestaciones (PMO) que tanto el seguro público como los seguros privados deben cubrir. El análisis se realiza considerando la existencia de un mercado de seguros de salud segmentado en el sentido que, previo a la introducción del PMO, el seguro público sólo atiende a individuos de alto riesgo y los seguros privados sólo a individuos de riesgo bajo (la segmentación se obtiene de manera endógena en el modelo). Al c...

  6. Hospitales seguros ante desastres

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    Celso Vladimir Bambaren Alatrista; María Del Socorro Alatrista Gutierrez

    2007-01-01

    Entre 1982 a 2005 se registraron daños en 1 143 establecimientos de salud en el Perú, generalmente debido a sismos, lluvias e inundaciones. Los daños en los servicios de salud producen la interrupción de la atención de la población y de los programas de salud, así como generan un gran gasto para la rehabilitación y reconstrucción. Por ello, se requiere proteger a los establecimientos de salud y desarrollar una política de hospitales seguros ante desastres que incluya medidas para prevenir o r...

  7. Hospitales seguros ante desastres

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    Celso Vladimir Bambaren Alatrista

    2007-07-01

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

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

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    Martín Acosta F

    2013-08-01

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

  9. 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

  10. Alforja: una entidad al servicio de la educación popular

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    ALFORJA es una coordinación operativa de cinco instituciones de educación popular: Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones (CEP, Costa Rica), Centro de Comunicación Popular de Honduras (CENCOPH), Centro de Educación y Promoción Agraria (CEPA, Nicaragua), Instituto Mexicano para el Desarrollo de Comunitario (IMDEC) y Centro de Estudios y Acción Social de Panamá (CEASPA).

  11. 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

  12. Segundo Premio Nacional de Medicina del Seguro de Vida “Kolnische Ruck”

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    Academia Nacional de Medicina

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    Objetivos

    Los objetivos básicos de este Premio son los siguientes:

    a Estimular la Investigación y el desarrollo de la Medicina del Seguro de Vida en Colombia.
    b Promover la tecnificación del Seguro de Vida en Colombia.
    c Promover las Investigaciones científicas y estadísticas sobre el Seguro de Vida.
    d Contribuir a la popularización del Seguro de Vida.

    El Premio se denomina PREMIO NACION AL DE MEDICINA DEL SEGURO DE VIDA “KOLNISCHE RUCK”.

    El Premio se otorga cada tres años a partir de 1984. El próximo se entregará en sesión solemne el día 25 ele noviembre de 1987.

    Para efectos del otorgamiento de este Premio actuarán como representantes de la Kolnische en Colombia la Asociación de Medicina del Seguro de Vida en Colombia y la Colon en se, Corredores de Reaseguros Ltda.

    Los trabajos que aspiren a este Premio deberán ser entregados en las Oficinas de la Colonense en Bogotá (Carrera 15 No. 101A-47, teléfono 2565952 a más tardar el día 27 de Mayo de 1987...

  13. VIABILIDAD DEL SEGURO DE DEPÓSITOS EN COSTA RICA

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    Rodolfo Durán V.

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de este artículo es estimar si el establecimiento del seguro de depósitos explícito en Costa Rica es viable o no, así como, exponer las principales características de dicho sistema de protección.Adicionalmente, se considera oportuno iniciar el debate sobre un tema que ha sido postergado y que debería ser de interés en el ámbito financiero nacional. Por tanto, es necesario animar la discusión de este tema en foros bancarios para ir generando ideas alternativas y conclusiones que contribuyan con el fortalecimiento y desarrollo del sistema financiero y no esperar hasta que la crisis sistémica (peligro latente de contagio sobre el resto del sistema se muestre a la vuelta de la esquina.El riesgo de las crisis sistémicas ha llevado a muchos países a estudiar e implementar sistemas de seguro de depósitos (SSD, con el interés de minimizar el efecto dominó o contagio que podría generar una corrida de fondos bancarios, dada una situación de desconfianza en los depositantes por la pérdida de sus recursos, producto de la quiebra de un banco.En Costa Rica, el establecimiento del seguro de depósitos explícito debe formar parte de la agenda de estudio de las Reformas del Sistema Financiero, puesto que el SSD junto con la función de prestamista de última instancia y la supervisión prudencial conforman los cimientos de seguridad básica de un sistema financiero moderno e inmerso en la globalización.Por su parte, los resultados de la estimación del seguro de depósitos para nuestro país, mostraron que la implementación es viable desde el punto de vista financiero, según criterio de expertos. Además, el impacto estimado sobre el margen financiero se considera insignificante para los participantes en el sistema bancario. Por tanto, se estaría rompiendo con el mito de que el seguro de los depósitos vendría a ser un impuesto adicional importante, sino más bien un beneficio, en el sentido de la mayor confianza y

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

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    Myriam Mahiques

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

  15. “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.

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    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.

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

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    Martin Lussier

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    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.”

  17. El espacio público seguro en los hábitat residenciales

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    Norma-Celina Carnevali-Lobo

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    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.

  18. Oponibilidad de las franquicias en los contratos de seguros: entre la razonabilidad y la justicia

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    Veronica Maria Laura Glibota Landriel

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La irrupción al mundo jurídico del instituto de la franquicia en los contratos de seguro ha venido a producir un quiebre en la forma de considerar e interpretar los alcances subjetivos de las relaciones negociales: desde entender que los acuerdos sólo deben generar consecuencias para las partes a la idea de que frente al caso de seguros de responsabilidad civil, los efectos de la misma deben considerarse respecto del tercero damnificado, resultando inoponible la limitación de riesgos a la víctima. En este trabajo pretendemos aunar estas posturas antitéticas a través del principio de razonabilidad de la cuantía de la franquicia, el que permitiría una valoración más cercana a la justicia en las soluciones propugnadas por los jueces.

  19. Qual o custo governamental do seguro agrícola?

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    Vitor Augusto Ozaki

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    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.

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

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    Rodríguez Salazar, Oscar

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

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

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    Carlos Manuel Guerrero-López

    2012-06-01

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

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

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    Raül Sanchis Francés

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    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

  3. Planeamiento Estratégico para Rímac Seguros

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    Alvitez Muñoz, Julio César; Esquivel Porras, César Augusto; Slocovich Salcedo, Erick Rodolfo

    2005-01-01

    El presente trabajo desarrolla una propuesta de valor en el ámbito del mercado de seguros de vida para ser implementada en Rímac Seguros, permitiendo asegurar a la empresa la sostenibilidad de su liderazgo a través del incremento de su participación en el mercado y la fidelización de sus clientes. Las condiciones en las que se desarrolla la industria de seguros en el mundo y en el Perú en particular, como la séptima en volumen de primas a nivel latinoamericano ofrece un mercado reducido ba...

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

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    Flores, Susana

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

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

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    Luis Durán-Arenas

    2012-01-01

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

  8. Las reformas al consejo de la magistratura: oportunidades perdidas para un Poder Judicial democrático y popular

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    Méndez Montenegro, Patricio

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El ensayo hace un análisis de las diferentes reformas al Consejo de la Magistratura, sobre todo en su composición, atribuciones y métodos de elección de consejeros. Se enfoca en la última reforma y el fallo de la Corte Suprema que la invalidó, declarándola inconstitucional. De la mano del estudio de las leyes y dicho fallo, se analiza la reforma desde la teoría interpretativa procedimentalista y se concluye que se han perdido varias oportunidades de crear un órgano de selección, remoción de jueces y de administración del presupuesto del Poder Judicial que promueva la diversidad ideológica dentro de ese poder, fomente la participación y control ciudadano en dicho órgano y transparente la elección de los jueces. Finalmente se proponen algunas reformas en ese sentido, que sí respetan los principios rectores de la institución.

  9. Planeamiento estratégico aplicado a la Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP

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    El presente documento desarrolla el Plan Estratégico para la Superintendencia de Banca, Seguros y AFP (SBS) el cual tiene un horizonte al 2027 y busca posicionar a la SBS como referente de las instituciones supervisoras y reguladoras de sistemas financieros en el mundo. Para llevarlo a cabo se realizó el análisis de los factores externos del sector, identificando seis oportunidades y cuatro amenazas que influyen en la SBS; el análisis interno de la SBS; el análisis comparativo ...

  10. Cobertura de seguros de salud en relación con el uso de servicios médicos, condiciones de vida y percepción de la salud en Lima, Perú

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    Risof Solís

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Correlacionar la afiliación a seguros de salud y el uso de servicios médicos, condiciones de vida y la percepción de salud en pobladores de doce distritos de la ciudad de Lima, Perú. Material y métodos. Estudio descriptivo transversal poblacional, realizado entre enero y marzo de 2006 en doce distritos de Lima Metropolitana, usando una encuesta de salud de 72 preguntas. Resultados. Se entrevistó a 4355 pobladores, 48% de ellos no tenían seguro de salud. Comparado con personas que tenían seguros privados de salud, sanidades o seguridad social, los participantes sin seguro o coberturados por el seguro público (SIS tuvieron menor nivel educativo y de vida (p<0,001. Los encuestados sin seguro o con SIS, cuando perciben enfermedad recurren con mayor frecuencia a las farmacias que al médico (p<0,001. El sistema público es el principal sistema de atención medica pues atiende al 62,1% de los encuestados, incluyendo encuestados con seguro social. La percepción de un estado de salud óptimo se asoció con la afiliación a un seguro privado (OR=2,5 IC95%=1,87- 3,38 y una edad menor de 35 años (OR=2,15; IC95%=1,70-2,58. Conclusiones. Los sistemas de seguro de salud en los distritos de Lima cubren diferentes segmentos socio-económicos, los asegurados de sistemas privados presentan mejores condiciones de vida y acceso a servicios médicos, con mejor percepción de su salud.

  11. Una entrada popular al Internet

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    Bruce Girard

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    SILVA, Júlio César Bezerra da

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

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

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    Luis García Núñez

    1999-01-01

    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 estánda...

  14. 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

  15. El seguro obligatorio contra enfermedades e invalidez

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    Gustavo Gómez Hurtado

    1943-05-01

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

  16. 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.

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

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    Leonardo Medrano

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Carrera Franco, Astrid Carolina; Pazmiño Flores, Tatiana Carolina

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

  19. Un Análisis Comparativo y Discursivo España e India de la Publicidad de Seguros

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    Kumar, Dinesh

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    El objetivo principal de este estudio de investigación es hacer la exploración de los elementos en los que las empresas internacionales hacen uso del discurso de persuasión para convencer al consumidor del importante papel de los seguros en nuestra vida. A esto le sigue un estudio comparativo entre España e India que demuestra los elementos persuasivos que emplean dos países diferentes para averiguar si los elementos culturales, sociales y discursivos son similares o distintos en la publicid...

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

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    Leandro Araoz Ortiz

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

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

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    Oscar Rodríguez Salazar

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

  2. Implementación de marketing relacional para la fidelización de los clientes de la Aseguradora Hispana de Seguros

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    Naranjo Hidalgo, Wendy Natalia

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    1. Introducción. --2. Planteamiento de Propuesta de Trabajo. --3. Marco Teórico. --4. Metodología. --5. Resultados. --6. Conclusiones y Recomendaciones El objetivo del presente proyecto de investigación y desarrollo es fidelizar a los clientes reales y potenciales de la Aseguradora Hispana de Seguros, debido a que, en su trayectoria de 20 años al servicio de la comunidad se enfrenta a problemas tales como: servicio al cliente, optimización de los recursos, resistencia al cambio y a su comp...

  3. El Estado, la espera y la dominación política en los sectores populares: entrevista al sociólogo Javier Auyero

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    Nicolás Damin

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    Full Text Available La extensa obra de Javier Auyero sobre los sectores populares en América Latina inquieta por su complejidad sociológica y política. Alejada de los lugares comunes sobre cómo viven, sufren y se relacionan los habitantes de los márgenes de nuestras ciudades, su programa de veinte años de investigación aborda las consecuencias del neoliberalismo en la marginalidad urbana. Por la publicación de su último libro, Pacientes del Estado (2013, Salud Colectiva lo invita a reflexionar sobre las conexiones, no siempre observadas, entre la espera y la dominación política en oficinas estatales, escuelas y hospitales. Su estrategia etnográfica le permite ingresar sin prejuicios a un universo social atravesado por posicionamientos sociales polarizantes. En los encuentros cotidianos de los pobres con diversas formas de poder estatal, afirma, se reproducen prácticas –no todas ellas igualmente conscientes y planificadas– que imparten educación política y culminan convirtiendo a quienes deberían ser ciudadanos con derechos en pacientes del Estado.

  4. Gauchito Gil, entre la adoración y la justicia divina. Un acercamiento al mito religioso popular desde la comunicación

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    Mauro Daniel Salvador

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El mito religioso popular en la actualidad se revela a través de una figura emblemática en Argentina: el Gauchito Gil. La manifestación cultural que se genera entorno a su adoración, con una concurrencia cada vez mayor los ocho de enero de cada año por fieles y devotos, es registro de un proceso que implica cuestiones tales como la gratitud, identidad, los usos y costumbres. El Gaucho milagroso genera un discurso que logra reivindicar a sectores marginados, en el nombre de la fe, es un paso que alimenta la figura y la historia de un personaje a cuasi santo. Los rasgos martinfierrescos de su vida, su participación en el federalismo, su injusta muerte, son emblema de un círculo que se registra en otras obras y en diferentes lenguajes a lo largo de los doscientos años de patria. Se intenta aproximar desde la comunicación para ahondar en la conexión cultural que proyecta el Gauchito Gil con múltiples expresiones, junto a la potencia del mito en diferentes soportes; intensificar dicho proceso como reconocimiento de la rica variedad y la notoria fuerza que surge en la búsqueda – y nexo- de justicia y creencia religiosa.

  5. Defining popular iconic metaphor.

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    Columbus, Peter J; Boerger, Michael A

    2002-04-01

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

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

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    Alicia Campos Gajardo

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

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

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    Andrés Ordóñez Ordóñez

    2014-06-01

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. ETIMOLOGÍA POPULAR Y ETIMOLOGÍA CIENTÍFICA: EL CASO DE ATAWALLPA ~ WALLPA PARA DESIGNAR AL GALLO EN EL MUNDO ANDINO Y AMAZÓNICO

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    Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Pese a conocerse que los habitantes del antiguo país de los incas desconocían el ave de corral, según nos refieren las crónicas, no han faltado quienes sostengan lo contrario, basándose en la supuesta existencia del nombre indígena que lo estaría designando. Y así se afirma que la palabra quechua , coincidente con el nombre del soberano emboscado en Cajamarca en 1532, o su forma abreviada , vendría a ser también, por alguna razón que no suele explicarse, o se lo hace antojadizamente, la designación nativa original de la gallinácea. En el colmo de esta práctica seudo-erudita y desinformada no ha faltado quien traduzca el nombre del soberano inca como “Feliz gallo”, pero igualmente se ha caído en el error de reconstruirlo, anacrónicamente, para el proto-quechua. Pues bien, en el presente trabajo buscaremos demostrar, siguiendo la advertencia señalada por el enciclopédico historiador citado en nuestro epígrafe, que el nombre nativo del gallo se deriva, formalmente, del antropónimo del mencionado monarca, cuyo étimo remonta a *atawwallpa, y a partir del cual se explican las numerosas variantes que registra la designación del gallo no solo en las lenguas andinas sino también en buena parte de las amazónicas. Como se verá, la propuesta ofrecida le hace una concesión esta vez a la etimología popular, o ingenua, por lo demás tan vapuleada en los estudios de corte etimológico científico. Finalmente, demostraremos que el origen ulterior del nombre es de filiación puquina, la tercera lengua general del antiguo Perú.

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

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    Rainel Gómez Hernández

    2009-06-01

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

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

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    Carlos Moctezuma-Velázquez

    2016-12-01

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

  13. Communication of the popular

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    Božilović Nikola

    2015-01-01

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

  14. 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

  15. Public and popular history

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    De Groot, Jerome

    2013-01-01

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

  16. 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…

  17. Classifications in popular music

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

    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

  18. Popular music from Greenland

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    Otte, Andreas Roed

    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...

  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

    2008-06-01

    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. 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.

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

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    2009-05-26

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

  2. 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

  3. Popular Music and Society

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    2007-01-01

    the collapse of the Soviet Union: What present trends can be observed?  How has the Soviet context influenced the popular music of today?  How is music performed and consumed?  How has the interrelationship between cultural industry and performers developed?  How are nationalist sensibilities affecting popular......Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, popular music is thriving in the former Soviet territories and covers a broad variety of genres.  Among these are rock bands formed in the Soviet era, surviving legends of Soviet pop, and younger bands and performers of the 1990s and 2000s.......   Local and foreign musics blend as new impulses arrive from without and arise from within the region.  Thanks to the most recent wave of Russian emigrants, these popular musics have also spread to various localities around the world, as exemplified by the phenomenon of "Russendisko" in Berlin...

  4. Agents of Popular Sovereignty

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    Wolkenstein, Fabio

    2018-01-01

    Popular sovereignty requires that citizens perceive themselves as being able to act and implement decisions and be causally connected to mechanisms of decision-making. I argue that the two most common understandings of the exercise of popular sovereignty — which centre on direct decision making...... by the people as a whole and the indirect exercise of democratic agency by elected representatives, respectively — are inadequate in this respect, and go on to suggest a complementary account that stresses the central role of internally democratic and participatory political parties in actualising popular...... sovereignty. The argument defended contends that popular sovereignty ceases to be a mere fiction only when the people are active makers of decisions and not just passive recipients of the decisions of others; and they can only be active decision-makers when they engage in internally democratic parties...

  5. Women and Popular Church

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    2013-01-01

    From the early 1960s, the Popular Church organized and influenced the actions, ideas and objectives of the Brazilian civil society. From the Feminist Theology, the article reflects on the different ways which this praxis influenced, through principles, worldviews and methodologies, the actions performed by women in the 1980s who engaged in the Urban Popular Church in suburbs of cities which belonged to the diocese of Caxias do Sul. The study is bibliographic, documental and is analyzed throug...

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

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

  7. Plan de negocio para la creación de la empresa: "Prevent Ltda." Agencia de seguros

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    Mondragón Sánchez, Germán Mauricio; Rodríguez Díaz, Luz Adriana

    2011-01-01

    El presente plan de negocio muestra, la investigación realizada acerca de la oportunidad existente en la creación de una agencia de seguros especializada en la suscripción de pólizas de vehículos en la ciudad de Bogotá, y específicamente en estratos socioeconómicos 4, 5 y 6. El presente plan de negocio corresponde a una agencia de seguros cuya actividad económica consiste en intermediación, comercialización y suscripción de pólizas de seguros en ramos generales; inicialmente se incursio...

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

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    Fernando Paz

    2018-04-01

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

  9. La Situación del Instituto de Seguro Social

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    Zoilo Cuéllar-Montoya

    2006-09-01

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

  10. Conjunto de juegos de mesa para el funcionamiento de las Ludotecas Escolares pertenecientes al Consejo Popular ¨10 de Octubre¨ del Municipio Pinar del Río

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    Carlos Luís Maya Camejo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El uso y funcionamiento de las ludo tecas es una temática que reviste una gran importancia, su principal objetivo es llevar a cabo la recreación a todos los centros estudiantiles a nivel mundial. El presente trabajo se relaciona con el fundamento de la ludoteca escolar y su uso racional.El objetivo de este trabajo es proponer un conjunto de juegos recreativos en función de la ocupación del tiempo libre de los estudiantes de las escuelas primarias pertenecientes al Consejo Popular “10 de octubre¨, del Municipio Pinar del Río ,lo cual traerá consigo el     aumento de conocimientos y habilidades y por consiguiente un desarrollo de la personalidad. Este estudio se inicio con la aplicación de una encuesta, apoyada en una guía de observación para conocer las condiciones del lugar y la ofertas de juegos que se brindaban en sus respectivos centros escolares, las que evidenciaban que eran limitadas, por lo que nos dimos a la tarea de confeccionar una propuesta de juegos de mesa, que respondieran a sus gustos y preferencias, así como a otros objetivos sociales en especifico. En el desarrollo de la investigación empleamos métodos empíricos y    teóricos, , dentro de los teóricos y los empíricos utilizamos el análisis síntesis, histórico lógico, observación, entrevista, encuesta, trabajo con documentos, y en el matemático- estadístico, estadística descriptiva e inferencial para la tabulación de resultados arrojados por los métodos utilizados, los cuales responden de forma objetiva a las necesidades, intereses, preferencias y gustos de los educandos.

  11. 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.

  12. Individual popularity, peer group popularity composition and adolescents' alcohol consumption

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    Gommans, R.; Müller, C.M.; Stevens, G.W.J.M.; Cillessen, A.H.N.; Bogt, T.F.M. ter

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    Previous studies have convincingly shown associations between popularity and adolescent drinking. This study examined whether the popularity composition of the peer group and the relative difference in popularity between adolescents and their peers are also associated with adolescent drinking.

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

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    Constructing the popular: challenges of archiving ugandan 'popular' music. ... on the intention of the one defining, the popular is also time- and culture-specific. ... in Uganda is commercially determined – by the media and the music industry.

  14. Arte Popular y Feminismo

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    Eli Bartra

    2000-01-01

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

  15. 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...... study the subgame perfect equilibria of the game to observe how they connect to firms' popularities, strength of word-ofmouth network effects, and the level of product differentiation. The model shows under what conditions asymmetries in the duopoly should be expected to increase or decrease over time...

  16. SEGUROS AGRÍCOLAS BASADOS EN ÍNDICES CLIMÁTICOS: UN ESTUDIO DE CASO EN BOLIVIA

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    Ricardo Nogales Carvajal

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Los seguros agrícolas basados en índices climáticos son instrumentos financieros novedosos para la gestión de riesgos de agricultores. A diferencia de los seguros tradicionales, éstos pueden mitigar e incluso anular el riesgo moral y la selección adversa, permitiendo abaratar sus primas. Esta característica hace de este tipo de seguros un mecanismo atractivo para economías en vías de desarrollo con gran parte de población rural sumida en severas condiciones de precariedad y, simultáneamente, se promueve el desarrollo de un mercado de seguros agrícolas. Este tipo de seguros no es aún empleado en Bolivia, pero su promoción por parte del aparato público tiene gran potencial de coadyuvar a la seguridad alimentaria y promover el desarrollo económico. El documento presenta algunas experiencias exitosas en el desarrollo de seguros basados en índices climáticos a nivel mundial y analiza el estado actual de desarrollo de este mercado en Bolivia. Se revisan en detalle los fundamentos técnicos de la creación de este tipo de seguros, a partir de los cuales, se presentan propuestas de esquemas paramétricos de seguros agrícolas basados en índices climáticos para la protección de cultivos de trigo y papa, ambos de ciclo intermedio, en el municipio de Anzaldo (sur-oeste de Cochabamba.

  17. Resources for Popular Education.

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    Heaney, Tom

    1992-01-01

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

  18. Altruism and Popularity

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    Egilmez, Eda; Naylor-Tincknell, Janett

    2017-01-01

    Popularity, as a manifestation of social status, has been widely researched and determined by group members. Prosocial behaviors are actions with intention of benefiting others or society as whole with little or no personal gain and may include helping, cooperating, and other voluntary works. Altruism is a type of prosocial behavior that could…

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

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    Asa Cristina Laurell

    2011-06-01

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

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

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    Roberto Castro

    2002-01-01

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

  1. Individual Popularity, Peer Group Popularity Composition and Adolescents' Alcohol Consumption.

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    Gommans, Rob; Müller, Christoph M; Stevens, Gonneke W J M; Cillessen, Antonius H N; Ter Bogt, Tom F M

    2017-08-01

    Previous studies have convincingly shown associations between popularity and adolescent drinking. This study examined whether the popularity composition of the peer group and the relative difference in popularity between adolescents and their peers are also associated with adolescent drinking. Participants were 800 adolescents (M age  = 14.73; SD age  = 1.00; 51.6 % girls) from 31 classrooms who completed peer ratings of popularity and self-reports of alcohol consumption. Results showed that drinking was higher among popular than unpopular adolescents, higher among popular adolescents surrounded by less popular classmates, and lower in classrooms with more variability in popularity. Thus, beyond individual popularity, peer group popularity composition also should be taken into account when investigating antisocial and health risk behaviors in adolescence such as drinking.

  2. Sound as Popular Culture

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

  3. 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

  4. Gramsci y la cultura popular

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    Juan Carlos Rodríguez

    2016-06-01

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

  5. 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

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

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    Martin Eckhardt

    2011-03-01

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

  7. 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.

  8. Popular Music Policy

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    Frith, Simon; Cloonan, Martin

    2008-01-01

    This special issue of Popular Music has its origins in a seminar organised at the University of Stirling in 2004. This meeting, one of a series on cultural policy, brought together researchers from a number of European countries who were asked to describe state music policy in their respective countries and to reflect on what differences, if any, such policies had made to recent national music history. As the seminar’s organisers, we were interested in a couple of issues: first, how policy ap...

  9. Medios y sectores populares

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    Blasco Fernando Checa Montúfar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El CIESPAL desarrolló un estudio sobre los usos y preferencias de los medios de información y de los mensajes en algunos sectores populares del Ecuador. La mayoría de los campesinos escuchan la radio pero aman la televisión. El Comercio de Quito y el Universo de Guayaquil son los diarios preferidos. En Quito se leen menos periódicos que en Guayaquil y las redes comunitarias funcionan muy bien en la costa del país.

  10. Diabo e cultura popular

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    Sílvia Maria Azevedo

    1985-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho focaliza a figura do diabo participando de duas expressões da chamada cultura popular medieval. Por meio de espetáculos como o Carnaval, a Festa dos Loucos, a Festa do Asno, procurei aprender, através da figura demoníaca, o intercâmbio entre duas formas de cultura - uma, séria, religiosa, feudal - relacionada com o mundo das instituições medievais - outra, cômica, irreverente, profana - ligada ao mundo medieval não institucionalizado.

  11. Seguro da agricultura familiar : identificação de limites e propostas para sua sustentabilidade a partir da teoria da assimetria de informação

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    2008-01-01

    As experiências mundiais mostram que os seguros agrícolas são financeiramente frágeis. Nos estudos realizados foram observados diversos fatores que explicam essa vulnerabilidade. No caso dos seguros agrícolas, destacam-se os fenômenos derivados da assimetria de informação como a seleção adversa e o risco moral, que deturpam e em muitos casos, impedem o desenvolvimento desta modalidade de seguro. A presente dissertação tem como objetivo analisar o seguro da agricultura familiar (SEAF) na r...

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

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    Hentrich, Helmut

    1977-02-01

    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

  13. Individual Popularity, Peer Group Popularity Composition and Adolescents? Alcohol Consumption

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    Previous studies have convincingly shown associations between popularity and adolescent drinking. This study examined whether the popularity composition of the peer group and the relative difference in popularity between adolescents and their peers are also associated with adolescent drinking. Participants were 800 adolescents (M age?=?14.73; SDage?=?1.00; 51.6?% girls) from 31 classrooms who completed peer ratings of popularity and self-reports of alcohol consumption. Results showed that dri...

  14. O dever de informar e sua aplicação ao contrato de seguro

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    Thelma de Mesquita Garcia e Souza

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    Este estudo trata da informação que permeia os contratos e de sua aplicação ao contrato de seguro, da perspectiva do Direito e da Economia, ciências sociais que se complementam, porque aplicadas à mesma realidade, que será mais fielmente retratada se analisada sob ângulos diferentes, mas correlatos. Perquirindo a função da informação no contrato, constata que, se concernente a elemento essencial deste, a ele adere, passando a integrá-lo, o que determina sua importância nesse contexto e indica...

  15. Seguro de depósitos en el sistema financiero peruano

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    Rodríguez Cairo, Vladimir

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    El presente estudio explica la importancia de crear unseguro de depósitos en el sistema financiero para evitarretiradas masivas del capital de un banco y sobre esabase, busca responder la siguiente interrogante: ¿Porqué es relevante para el sistema financiero la coberturade los depósitos de ahorro a través de un seguro?En ese sentido, cabe precisar que la naturaleza del estudioes de tipo explicativo y los métodos de investigaciónutilizados son el analítico e inductivo. Asimismo,se ha recurrid...

  16. Evaluación del programa uso seguro de medicamentos en un hospital especializado en pediatría y ortopedia infantil – Bogotá d.c., 2012 -2013

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    Monroy Cárdenas, Sandra Judith; Nagles Garcia, Nohad

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    El uso de seguro de medicamentos, dentro del proceso de atención en salud, ha tomado importancia a nivel nacional e internacional al evidenciarse el aumento de incidentes y eventos relacionados con los medicamentos, que involucran desde el procesos de adquisición, pasando por la prescripción médica, la dispensación, la administración de medicamentos, hasta llegar a la utilización en los pacientes y cuidadores. El uso adecuado de medicamentos es una de las metas de seguridad del paciente ...

  17. Seguro Nuclear

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    Oliveira, S.C.C. de.

    1978-04-01

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

  18. Popular Mobilization Messaging

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    Full Text Available This Research Paper examines the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Unit’s (PMU messaging on the organisation’s website and social media platforms through early January 2017 to develop a more nuanced understanding of the PMU’s outlook, both present and future. After providing an overview of the PMU’s media presence online, the paper discusses how the organisation promotes its core narrative: that it is a cross-confessional and patriotic force for the defence of all Iraqis against a brutal and evil IS. The paper then addresses the PMU’s use of messaging to refute the sectarian portrayal of the organisation in some quarters before turning to the way the PMU approaches regional and international states in its media. Finally, the paper summarises the PMU’s messaging strategy and discusses how this strategy implies a less threatening future for the organisation than is often anticipated.

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

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    Morales-García Juana Inés de la Cruz

    2002-01-01

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

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

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    Paula Bernal Gelvis

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

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

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    Juana Inés de la Cruz Morales-García

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

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

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    Eugenio Torres Torres

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

  3. AL DE UNA ORGANIZACIÓN INSURGENTE COLOMBIANA El ejército popular de liberación (epl. De china a cuba vía albania

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    Luis Fernando Trejos Rosero

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende construir la historia de la actividad internacional del Ejército Popular de Liberación (EPL poniendo énfasis en Centroamérica y el Caribe. Esta organización guerrillera colombiana, de orientación maoísta en sus inicios, desarrolló entre 1986 y 1990 una intensa actividad diplomática en varios países de la región, generando interacciones políticas con agentes estatales y no estatales, especialmente de Cuba y Nicaragua, evidenciando de esta manera la influencia directa que los procesos revolucionarios centroamericanos tuvieron sobre la insurgencia colombiana. Además, con este artículo se busca contribuir en la construcción de la historia de las relaciones internacionales de actores no estatales colombianos.

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

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

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

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    Kallio, Alexis Anja

    2017-01-01

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

  6. [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.

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

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    Fajardo-Dolci, Germán

    2014-01-01

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

  8. El seguro de desempleo en el Perú : una retrospección preliminar a través de la Teoría Jurídica, la Economía Neo Institucional y el Austrian Law and Economics = Unemployment insurance in Peru : a preminary analysis through the Legal, Neo Institutional Economics and Austrian Law and Economics approaches

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    El objetivo de este documento es examinar la implementación de un sistema de seguro de desempleo en el Perú y sus implicancias a partir de la coordinación institucional como modelo teórico. Este estudio es implementado a través de los aportes de la Teoría Jurídica, Economía Neo Institucional y al Austrian Law and Economics. Al representar lo jurídico un bien cultural infinitamente variable, en el manuscrito no se recurre a un análisis empírico-experimental sino al estudio de caso, la metodolo...

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

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    Walter Fuertes, Maritza Enríquez y Diego Veloz

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

  10. El dilema del arte popular en Bolivia

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    Lupe Cajas

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

  11. Edward Said on Popular Music

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

  12. Rethinking Popular Culture and Media

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

    2011-01-01

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

  13. Los Juegos Olímpicos Populares

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    Se presenta un trabajo dentro del Máster de Educación Secundaria, donde se plantea una innovación a la hora de dar tratamiento práctico al trabajo de la condición física utilizando los juegos populares, dinamizándolo todo desde la temática de los Juegos Olímpicos, realizando los Juegos Olímpicos Populares. Nos ubicamos dentro del Área de Educación Física en la Educación Secundaria, concretamente en el primer curso. Se realizarán diferentes jornadas de competición, como en los Juegos Olímpi...

  14. Are Atypical Things More Popular?

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    Berger, Jonah; Packard, Grant

    2018-04-01

    Why do some cultural items become popular? Although some researchers have argued that success is random, we suggest that how similar items are to each other plays an important role. Using natural language processing of thousands of songs, we examined the relationship between lyrical differentiation (i.e., atypicality) and song popularity. Results indicated that the more different a song's lyrics are from its genre, the more popular it becomes. This relationship is weaker in genres where lyrics matter less (e.g., dance) or where differentiation matters less (e.g., pop) and occurs for lyrical topics but not style. The results shed light on cultural dynamics, why things become popular, and the psychological foundations of culture more broadly.

  15. 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 findings...

  16. Dificuldades enfrentadas pelos parceiros sorodiscordantes ao HIV na manutençao do sexo seguro Dificultades enfrentadas por las parejas serodiscordantes para el HIV en el mantenimiento del sexo seguro Difficulties faced by HIV mixed status couples in maintaining safe sex

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    Renata Karina Reis

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    Full Text Available Neste estudo objetivou-se identificar os fatores que interferem na manutenção do sexo seguro entre parceiros com sorologias distintas para o HIV. Os dados foram coletados através de entrevistas individuais com 11 portadores do HIV/aids que convivem com parceria soronegativa ao HIV seguidos num ambulatório especializado no atendimento a aids e analisados com base na análise de Prosa de André (1983, utilizando o referencial teórico da vulnerabilidade ao HIV/aids. A prevenção sexual do HIV/aids para a parceria não infectada constitui num dos maiores desafios para os casais sorodiscordantes, visto que o condom tem diferente aceitação entre homens e mulheres. A maior motivação para o uso do preservativo entre casais sorodiscordantes não elimina as dificuldades na sua utilização para a manutenção do sexo seguro. Os casais sorodiscordantes merecem atendimento específico, e as estratégias preventivas devem contemplar os aspectos culturais e psicossociais que se constituem em importantes aspectos de vulnerabilidade dos parceiros soronegativos.La finalidad de este estudio fue identificar los factores que interfieren en el mantenimiento del sexo seguro. La recopilación de datos ocurrió mediante entrevistas individuales con 11 portadores del VIH/sida que conviven con pareja seronegativa para el VIH, seguidos en un ambulatorio especializado en la atención al SIDA. El análisis se hizo con base en el Análisis de prosa de André (1983. El concepto de la vulnerabilidad fue adoptado como referencial teórico. La prevención sexual de HIV/sida para la pareja no infectada se constituye en uno de los mayores desafíos para las parejas serodiscordantes, porque el condón tiene la aceptación diferente entre los hombres y mujeres. La motivación mayor para el uso del preservativo entre las parejas serodiscordante no elimina las dificultades en su uso para el mantenimiento del sexo seguro. Las parejas serodiscordantes merecen la atenci

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

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    2002-01-01

    Se presentan los resultados de una encuesta entre 446 mujeres usuarias de los servicios de salud del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) en Morelos, que se encontraban en su tercer trimestre de embarazo. El objetivo era indagar si la violencia contra mujeres se incrementa durante el embarazo o si, por el contrario, disminuye. Se encontró que la prevalencia no varió en ambos periodos (aproximadamente 15 por ciento, en general). En cambio, la severidad de l...

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    David Pérez-Jiménez

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

  20. [Experience in training in emergencies, Division of Special Projects in Health, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social].

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    Cruz-Vega, Felipe; Loría-Castellanos, Jorge; Hernández-Olivas, Irma Patricia; Franco-Bey, Rubén; Ochoa-Avila, César; Sánchez-Badillo, Victoria

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    There has been interest in the Division of Special Projects in Health to offer the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social personnel resources for training and quality thereby respond to potential contingencies. Presented here is their experience in this field. To describe and analyse the productivity in different training programs in emergencies and disasters developed by the Division of Special Projects in Health, Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). Observational study in which different training activities conducted by the Division of Special Projects in Health between 1989 and 2014 are described. Descriptive statistics were used. In these 25 years have trained 20,674 participants; 19.451 IMSS and 1,223 other health institutions. The most productive courses were life support (BLS/ACLS) (47.17%), distance courses "Hospital medical evacuation plans and units" (14.17%), the workshop-run "Evacuation of hospital units with an emphasis on critical areas" (5.93%) and course "Programme Evaluators of Hospital Insurance" (8.43%). Although the Special Projects Division Health has primarily operational functions, it nevertheless has neglected its responsibility to maintain constantly trained and updated institute staff that every day is in a position to face any type of emergency and disaster. This increases the chance that the answer to any contingency is more organised and of higher quality, always to the benefit of the population. Copyright © 2015 Academia Mexicana de Cirugía A.C. Published by Masson Doyma México S.A. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

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

  3. 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

  4. Studying Popular Culture in Japan

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    Moeran, Brian

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

  5. RELIGIOSIDADE POPULAR E FENOMENOLOGIA RELIGIOSA

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    Waldomiro O. Piazza

    1980-01-01

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

  6. Behavioral Correlates of Prioritizing Popularity in Adolescence

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

    2016-01-01

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

  7. 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…

  8. 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

  9. Popular support for progressive taxation

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    Marhuenda Hurtado, Francisco; Ortuño Ortín, Ignacio Isidro

    1995-01-01

    The popular support obtained by two parties who propose two qualitatively different tax schernes is analyzed. We show that if the median voter is below the mean, then any progressive proposal always wins over a regressive one, provided it leaves the poorest agent at least as well off as the latter does.

  10. Communicating science: professional, popular, literary

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    Russell, N

    2010-01-01

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

  11. Personal, Popular and Information Portals

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    Liu, Jun

    2010-01-01

    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 Games news...... of people to enjoy the Olympic Games, and popularizing knowledge....

  12. Personal, Popular and Information Portals

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    Liu, Jun

    2011-01-01

    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 Games news...... of people to enjoy the Olympic Games, and popularizing knowledge....

  13. 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…

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  15. El teatro en el trabajo popular. La eficacia, un desafío para el trabajo popular

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    Ana Hirsz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Todas las personas e instituciones dedicadas al trabajo popular se plantean la necesidad de la eficacia en su labor. ¿Cómo, de qué manera ser más útiles a los sectores populares? ¿Qué instrumentos les pueden servir para la acción transformadora que deben realizar? Estas preguntas han generado una multiplicidad de métodos, de formas, de técnicas. El Centro al Servicio de la Acción Popular (CESAP en 17 años de trabajo incesante ha creado una metodología inductiva y participativa que, a través de diferentes áreas, intenta generar el desarrollo de las potencialidades y capacidades del pueblo. El Servicio de Comunicación y Cultura Popular constituye otra herramienta ofrecida por CESAP a los grupos y organizaciones populares, pues capacita a los grupos para que ellos estén en condiciones de producir sus propios medios de comunicación comunitarios, con fines de información, concientización y movilización de las comunidades. Junto a esa finalidad organízatíva, estos Talleres estimulan la autoexpresión y la creatividad popular y el desarrollo de una cultura propia y transformadora.

  16. 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.

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

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    Gladys Moncada Vega

    2009-01-01

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

  18. O "Popular" em Egberto Gismonti

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    Rúrion Soares Melo

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Nossa música, rica e moderna, não pode ser integralmente enquadrada em tipologias. Este artigo destaca a importância do material musical e da autonomia nos procedimentos composicionais, e propõe que a compreensão das obras de Egberto Gismonti não pode se restringir aos elementos propriamente "brasileiros" do "nacional-popular".Brazilian music, rich and modern, cannot be integrally fit in typologies. This article detaches the importance of the musical material and the autonomy in the compositional procedures, and considers that the understanding of the work of Egberto Gismonti cannot be restricted to strictly "Brazilian" elements of the "nacional-popular".

  19. and popular organization (research notes

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    Paulo J. Krischke

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses some interfaces between the approaches to political learning, and their reference to situations of social exclusion, conflict and popular organization. The first part of the paper discusses the approach to the study of political learning among the elites; the second part examines approaches to research of political culture among the masses; and the third part outlines an alternative approach to political learning derived from Jürgen Habermas’s theory of “communicative action”. In the paper these approaches are applied to the study of a territory of exclusion, conflict, and popular organisation (a group of favelas in downtown Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Finally, the paper outlines some procedures to achieve a more general understanding of political learning

  20. Popular democracy and waste management

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    Wallis, L.R.

    1986-01-01

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

  1. Viabilidad jurídico-financiera de un contrato de seguro para los precios del petróleo

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    Salinas Jaramillo, Maricela del Rocío

    2016-01-01

    Esta investigación plantea determinar la VIABILIDAD JURÍDICOFINANCIERA DE UN CONTRATO DE SEGURO PARA LOS PRECIOS DEL PETRÓLEO, en razón de que los contratos no adquieren su esencia y naturaleza que les son inherentes porque se les denomine en una u otra forma. Todo contrato atiende a su esencia, y de esta debería devenir no solamente su denominación sino los contenidos que pertenecen a él, sin necesidad de cláusula especial. Para este efecto se analizará las características de los instrumento...

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

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    González Gómez, Faustino

    2013-01-01

    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 ...

  3. Behavioral Correlates of Prioritizing Popularity in Adolescence.

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

    2016-12-01

    Little is known about individual differences in adolescents' motivation to achieve and maintain popularity. This study examined the moderating effects of prioritizing popularity on the associations between popularity and adjustment outcomes in late adolescence. Participants were 314 Dutch eleventh-grade students (M age  = 16.83 years; 52 % male) who completed measures of popularity, prioritizing popularity, and prosocial, antisocial, and risk behaviors. It was hypothesized that associations between popularity and adjustment outcomes are stronger for adolescents who prioritize popularity. The results indicate that the combination of being popular and valuing popularity was strongly related to antisocial and risk behaviors, but not to prosocial behaviors. Adolescents' social status motivations thus play an important role in the association of popularity with antisocial and risk behaviors in late adolescence.

  4. Toward Better Access to Health Insurance Coverage for U.S. Retirees in Mexico Mejor accesibilidad a los seguros de salud para jubilados estadunidenses residentes en México

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    David C. Warner

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available Many retirees from the United States of America have limited health insurance coverage while living in Mexico. Medicare and Medicaid benefits are not portable to other countries and Medigap (private insurance that supplements Medicare is very limited. This causes economic and medical hardships and serves as a barrier to retirement to Mexico. Increasing numbers of U.S. retirees will be interested in moving to Mexico in the future because of the climate, the culture, and the lower cost of living. The numbers are increasing as a result of several factors such as aging "baby boomers" and the rapidly growing Mexican-origin population in the U.S.A. who are citizens or permanent residents but would like to return to their communities of origin after working in the U.S.A. There are several policy initiatives that could provide opportunities for improving health insurance coverage for these retirees that could be cost-effective. The full version of this paper is available too at: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.htmlMuchos jubilados estadunidenses cuentan con una cobertura de seguro médico restringida mientras viven en México. Los beneficios de Medicare y Medicaid no son transferibles a otros países, y el Medigap (el seguro privado que complementa a Medicare es muy limitado. Esto genera privaciones económicas y médicas y es una barrera para el retiro en México. Un número creciente de jubilados estadunidenses estaría interesado en mudarse a México en el futuro, debido al clima, la cultura y el costo más bajo de la vida. Este número creciente es resultado de varios factores: el envejecimiento de los baby boomers y la creciente población de origen mexicano con ciudadanía estadunidense o con residencia permanente, a la que le gustaría regresar a su comunidad de origen después de haber trabajado en Estados Unidos de América. En este trabajo se presentan diversas iniciativas que podrían ofrecer oportunidades para mejorar la cobertura de seguro m

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

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    Sosa-Rubi, Sandra G.; Galárraga, Omar

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

    2006-03-01

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

  7. La iniciativa legislativa popular en América Latina

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    Felipe Hevia de la Jara

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Berta Alejandra Junquera Gutiérrez

    2009-06-01

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

  9. 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.

  10. Noninsect Arthropods in Popular Music.

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    Coelho, Joseph R

    2011-05-26

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

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    Loontjens, J.

    2012-01-01

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

  14. Uncovering the popularity mechanisms for Facebook applications

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

    2018-03-01

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

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

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    Raciel Sánchez Echevarria

    2009-06-01

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

  16. Propuesta de un conjunto de actividades físico-recreativas para la ocupación del tiempo libre en los adolescentes entre 12-15 años de la Circunscripción # 87 de la comunidad\tperteneciente al Consejo Popular “10 de Octubre” del municipio Pinar del Río

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    Yunieski Blanco Alfonso

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es proponer un conjunto de actividades físico- recreativas en función de la ocupación del tiempo libre de los adolescentes de la circunscripción # 87 de la comunidad perteneciente al Consejo Popular “10 de Octubre del municipio Pinar del Río. El mismo se esta realizando en estos momentos y su propósito es llevar a vías de hecho un conjunto de actividades que incrementen la satisfacción recreativa de dichos adolescentes garantizando una correcta ocupación del tiempo libre a través de disímiles actividades recreativas. Este estudio se inicio con la aplicación de una encuesta, apoyada en una guía de observación para conocer el grado de satisfacción recreativa de los adolescentes de la referida comunidad y las ofertas que se le brindaban, las que evidenciaban que eran limitadas por lo que nos dimos a la tarea de confeccionar una propuesta de actividades recreativas a partir de las realizadas anteriormente en el lugar, que respondieran a sus gustos y preferencias, así como a otros objetivos sociales en especifico. En el desarrollo de la investigación empleamos métodos empíricos y teóricos, además del, dentro de los teóricos y los empíricos utilizamos el análisis síntesis, histórico lógico, observación, entrevista, encuesta, trabajo con documentos, y en el matemático-estadísticos vamos a emplear la estadística descriptiva e inferencial para la tabulación de resultados arrojados por los métodos utilizados, los cuales responden de forma objetiva a las necesidades, intereses, posibilidades y recursos de este consejo popular. La propuesta recreativa además de servir como mediador en el trabajo realizado por el personal que labora en la localidad señala direcciones para mejorar la calidad del mismo, así como la satisfacción recreativa de los adolescentes de dicha localidad.

  17. Las otras rebeliones: cultura popular e independencias

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    Glave, Luis Miguel

    2005-06-01

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

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

  18. "Popular Culture" and the Academy

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    Igor Johannsen

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

  19. EIT and the Popular Imagination

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    Gurman, J. B.

    2005-01-01

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

  20. Characterizing popularity dynamics of online videos

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    2016-01-01

    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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Seguro médico público en la OCDE y Unión Europea: características y tendencias

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    Aurelia Valiño Castro

    1997-01-01

    Expone las características de los seguros médicos públicos en la OCDE y en particular en la UE a través de una revisión panorámica de los sistemas públicos de salud utilizando los datos para 1995 de ambas instituciones.

  5. Culture Jamming Versus Popular Culture

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    Leonardia Acynthia Putri

    2013-11-01

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Toward Predicting Popularity of Social Marketing Messages

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    Yu, Bei; Chen, Miao; Kwok, Linchi

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

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

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    Navarrete-Espinosa Joel

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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

  13. The Role of Popularity Goal in Early Adolescents' Behaviors and Popularity Status

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    Dawes, Molly; Xie, Hongling

    2014-01-01

    The effect of popularity goal on the use of 3 popularity-related behaviors and later popularity status was examined in a diverse sample of 314 6th-grade students (176 girls and 138 boys) in both fall (Time 1) and spring (Time 2) semesters. Popularity goal and the use of popularity-driven behaviors (e.g., "I change the way I dress in order to…

  14. Feminismo, estudios culturales y cultura popular

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    Hollows, Joanne

    2005-01-01

    This paper explores the movement of feminism into academic life in general and the study of popular culture in particular. Assumptioms about the effects of popular culture on women had been a commonsense of second-wave feminism; however, by the mid-1970’s, questions about how gendered identities were culturally produced and reproduced became the topic of much more in-depth feminist research and discussion. This essay examines two main ways in which feminist research into popular culture enter...

  15. El interés asegurable en el seguro de transporte y la inexactitud y la reticencia en la declaración del estado del riesgo en el contrato de seguro, a través de dos sentencias de la Corte Suprema de Justicia Colombiana.

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    Andrés E. Ordóñez Ordóñez

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Conocedor de la evolución jurisprudencial colombiana en materia de seguros, el autor del presente ensayo reseña y comenta dos importantes sentencias nacionales sobre la inexactitud o reticencia en la declaración del estado del riesgo y la interpretación de los contratos de seguro de transporte de mercancías tomados por un transportador, son que haya advertido previamente que el transportador actuaba por cuenta del dueño de las mercancías.

  16. Pure and Public, Popular and personal

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    Eriksson, Birgit

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Cecilia Varela

    2005-12-01

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

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

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    Marisel Piñeiro Gomez

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

  19. Popular Music and the Instrumental Ensemble.

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    Boespflug, George

    1999-01-01

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

  20. Spanish Federation of Popular Universities (FEUP)

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    Serrano, Isabel Garcia-Longoria

    2006-01-01

    This article features the Spanish Popular Universities, which are defined as "a project of cultural development that acts in the municipality, whose objective is to promote social participation, education, training, and culture in order to improve life quality" (Federation of Popular Education Universities, 2000). A century of history of…

  1. Living-History Villages as Popular Entertainers.

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    Geist, Christopher D.

    1994-01-01

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

  2. 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...

  3. Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

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    Plate, L.; Smelik, A.M.

    2013-01-01

    This volume pursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular culture enact memory and generate processes of memory. They do memory, and in this

  4. Effects of popular exemplars in television news

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

    2012-01-01

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

  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. Popularity and Novelty Dynamics in Evolving Networks.

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

    2018-04-20

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

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

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    Juan Martínez Leal

    2012-12-01

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

  8. The Popularity of Karinding among Bandung Society

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    Hinhin Agung Daryana

    2017-12-01

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

  9. 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

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

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    Fernández-Muñoz, Mónica Lucía

    2010-01-01

    La reforma al Código del Comercio introducida a través del artículo 4 de la Ley 389 de 1997, destaca la legislación colombiana entre muchas otras legislaciones del mundo, por la admisión de la modalidad de aseguramiento bajo el concepto de cláusulas claims made. Sin embargo, dicha innovación ha significado una notable revolución generando las más duras críticas ya que involucra la vulneración de los derechos de los asegurados frente a una evidente ventaja de los intereses de las compañías ase...

  11. Gender messages in contemporary popular Malay songs

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    Collin Jerome

    2013-07-01

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

  12. 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.

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    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.

  13. [Costs and sick leave due to chikungunya in the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social in Guerrero, Mexico].

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    Vázquez-Cruz, Irene; Juanico-Morales, Guillermina; Sánchez-Ramos, Apolinar; Morales-Sánchez, Ofelia de Jesúis

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    Chikungunya fever (CHIK) generally causes temporary sick leave, affecting groups of productive age, which represents a significant economic impact from the labor point of view. The objective was to estimate costs of disability due to chikungunya in the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) in Guerrero, Mexico. Cost assessment of working population from IMSS in Guerrero who met the definition of case for CHIK and took sick leave, which was registered in the Original Disability Certificates (OCI, according to its initials in Spanish) processed from January to April, 2015. Paid sick days were multiplied by the current minimum wage of the municipality of Acapulco (geographical area A, general = $ 70.10: seventy pesos with 10 cents per day]). Of all the OCIs, 31.5% (38 271/12 062) met the criteria for CHIK with a total of 41 197 prescribed days and 14 941 paid sick days with an estimated cost of 2 397 393.40 pesos (two million, three hundred and ninety seven thousand, three hundred and ninety three dollars and forty cents). Sick leaves increase the costs in health systems. These costs increase as increases the number of days granted. The average number of days granted is consistent with the information published in different articles.

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

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

  15. Al Sahawa - The Awakening. Volume 4: Al Anbar Province, Area of Operations Topeka, Ramadi

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    simultaneously and he had our message resonating out, including music , popular music , we had video of people dancing in the streets to the music ; it was...As Abd al-hakim Muhammad Rashid, the mayor of Had- ithah indicated, “there was no popular militia to fight the sahawa” in Hadithah as there was in Al...secure the city from AQI led insurgent dominance, and 2) build Iraqi security forces, espe- cially police, along with a municipal structure and popular

  16. Conflict behaviors and their relationship to popularity.

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    Tezer, E

    2001-01-01

    This study examined conflict behaviors (self, other) among 127 Turkish college students. Differences in five conflict behaviors (forcing, avoiding, accommodating, compromising, and collaborating) were then explored in relation to popularity and unpopularity. Results indicated that the students engaged in more avoiding and compromising behaviors, while perceiving more forcing behavior in others. Further, the unpopular group was found to engage in more compromising behavior, and perceived more forcing behavior in others, as compared with the popular group. Constructive and destructive conflict strategies, and their implications for popularity, are discussed.

  17. Feminismo, estudios culturales y cultura popular

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    Joanne Hollows

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    Full Text Available This paper explores the movement of feminism into academic life in general and the study of popular culture in particular. Assumptioms about the effects of popular culture on women had been a commonsense of second-wave feminism; however, by the mid-1970’s, questions about how gendered identities were culturally produced and reproduced became the topic of much more in-depth feminist research and discussion. This essay examines two main ways in which feminist research into popular culture entered academic life: first, it examines the “images of women” debate, and second, it examines the Cultural Studies tradition and the feminist cultural analysis.

  18. Popular Berkeley Lab X-ray Data Booklet reissued

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    Robinson, Art

    2001-01-01

    X-ray scientists and synchrotron-radiation users who have been patiently waiting for an updated version of the popular X-Ray Data Booklet last published in 1986 by the Center for X-Ray Optics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory can breathe a sigh of relief. The venerable ''little orange book'' has now been reissued under the auspices of CXRO and the Advanced Light Source (ALS) with an April printing of 10,000 paper copies and the posting of a Web edition at http://xdb.lbl.gov

  19. Popularity versus similarity in growing networks

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    Krioukov, Dmitri; Papadopoulos, Fragkiskos; Kitsak, Maksim; Serrano, Mariangeles; Boguna, Marian

    2012-02-01

    Preferential attachment is a powerful mechanism explaining the emergence of scaling in growing networks. If new connections are established preferentially to more popular nodes in a network, then the network is scale-free. Here we show that not only popularity but also similarity is a strong force shaping the network structure and dynamics. We develop a framework where new connections, instead of preferring popular nodes, optimize certain trade-offs between popularity and similarity. The framework admits a geometric interpretation, in which preferential attachment emerges from local optimization processes. As opposed to preferential attachment, the optimization framework accurately describes large-scale evolution of technological (Internet), social (web of trust), and biological (E.coli metabolic) networks, predicting the probability of new links in them with a remarkable precision. The developed framework can thus be used for predicting new links in evolving networks, and provides a different perspective on preferential attachment as an emergent phenomenon.

  20. Vulgarization of popular music tradition in Serbia

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    Božilović, Nikola

    2011-01-01

    The vulgarization of tradition in this paper implies the alteration, false representation, and adaptation of tradition in line with the interests of certain individuals or groups in power. The author observes popular music in Serbia (jazz, pop, rock) under a sociological magnifying glass, attempting to explain and motivate the thesis which proposes a valid historical foundation of popular culture and music in the social life of Serbia. In his opinion, this kind of tradition is being 'swept un...

  1. Style popularity and the comovement of stocks

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    Wouters, T.; Plantinga, A.

    2006-01-01

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

  2. Saber popular: sua existência no meio universitário Saber popular: su existencia en el medio universitario Popular wisdom: its existence in the university environment

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    Maria Alves Barbosa

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Mitos e crendices estão presentes hodiernamente, apesar do desenvolvimento da ciência e da tecnologia, principalmente na busca por soluções de problemas que fogem ao entendimento humano. Objetivou-se verificar na comunidade universitária a existência de crendices e mitos, investigando suas origens, influências, adoção e credibilidade, correlacionando-os com o nível de conhecimento dos indivíduos. Pesquisa descritivo-analítica desenvolvida em Unidades de Ensino da Área de Saúde da Universidade Federal de Goiás. Seguiu-se a técnica de análise de conteúdo para análise dos dados. Foram criadas duas categorias: Atitudes Pessoais Relacionadas a Crenças e Influências e Superação das Crenças. Concluiu-se que há colisão entre os saberes popular e científico, gerando a exclusão do saber popular, sua manutenção "velada", ou mesmo, a aliança dos saberes.Mitos y creencias están presentes actualmente, a pesar del desarrollo de la ciencia y de la tecnología, principalmente en la búsqueda por soluciones de problemas que escapan al entendimiento humano. El estudio tuvo como objetivo verificar en la comunidad universitaria la existencia de creencias, mitos y otras prácticas populares, investigando sus orígenes, influencias, adopción, credibilidad y correlacionándolos con el nivel de conocimiento de los individuos. La investigación cuya naturaleza es descriptiva-analítica, fue desarrollada en Unidades de Enseñanza del Área de Salud de la Universidad Federal de Goiás. El grupo se constituye de profesores y estudiantes de los cursos del área de salud. Los resultados posibilitaron la creación de dos categorías, la primera, Actitudes personales relacionadas a Creencias, evidenció el poder de las prácticas populares y de las creencias sobre el comportamiento humano y la segunda, Influencias y Superación de las Creencias, permitió la comprensión del contento social y cultural del grupo investigado. Se concluye que

  3. Popularity versus similarity in growing networks.

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

    2012-09-27

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

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

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    Mónica Lucía Fernández-Muñoz

    2010-03-01

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

  5. Arte popular y crítica a la modernidad

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    Orlando Morillo

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

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

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    Antonio PARTAL UREÑA

    2012-09-01

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

  7. 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.

  8. Subtle Nonlinearity in Popular Album Charts

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    Bentley, R. Alexander; Maschner, Herbert D. G.

    Large-scale patterns of culture change may be explained by models of self organized criticality, or alternatively, by multiplicative processes. We speculate that popular album activity may be similar to critical models of extinction in that interconnected agents compete to survive within a limited space. Here we investigate whether popular music albums as listed on popular album charts display evidence of self-organized criticality, including a self-affine time series of activity and power-law distributions of lifetimes and exit activity in the chart. We find it difficult to distinguish between multiplicative growth and critical model hypotheses for these data. However, aspects of criticality may be masked by the selective sampling that a "Top 200" listing necessarily implies.

  9. Abraham Lincoln in European Popular Culture

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    John Dean

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    Full Text Available This article argues that Lincoln is not a universal hero, but rather an indigenous, U.S., ethnocentric one. Lincoln has generally been absent as a model in European social and public life, rarely emphasized as an essential part of education or in the public forum. Among the reasons given for this difference are inaccurate references to his ecumenical qualities and the often negative attitude in Europe towards a U.S. popular taste culture which is an expression of values, a vital, half-wild, half-tame, communal expression of ‘We, the People of the United States.’ Especially in the 20th century, U.S. popular culture and popular icons have often been regarded in Europe as an expression of lowbrow entertainment. But in the U.S., ‘popular’ is much closer to ‘grassroots’ in the full, Whitmanesque meaning of the term. Some things don’t translate.

  10. Popular cinema and lesbian interpretive strategies.

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    Dobinson, C; Young, K

    2000-01-01

    In its examination of the relationship between popular film and lesbian viewing practices, this study attempts to more fully elucidate current ideas around audience engagement and forms of cultural reception. Drawing on 15 in-depth interviews conducted in Western Canada in 1996, the results clearly demonstrate the existence of active lesbian viewers, whose interpretations of popular film are intimately informed by lesbian-specific life experiences and cultural competencies. Although the social conditions which create the need for resistant viewing are themselves oppressive, subversion of mainstream film holds out some possibility of empowerment for lesbian viewers.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Hábitat popular. Resistencia cultural materializada

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    Paula Peyloubet

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta un enfoque alternativo acerca del valor del hábitat popular. Se considera su producción como un valor en sí mismo, intangible, donde se expresa el acervo cultural de los diversos pueblos que componen el Hábitat Popular materializado en Arquitectura de alto contenido simbólico. Se construyen los argumentos de este enfoque a partir de concepciones sociológicas y antropológicas que dilucidan la semiótica de esta expresión física tan singular y siempre presente en nuestras ciudades latinoamericanas.

  14. Islam and the Alleged Incompatibility with Popular Culture

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    Pierre Hecker

    2017-01-01

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

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

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    A.T. van Venrooij (Alex)

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  17. REPRESENTAÇÕES DA RELAÇÃO HOMEM-CARRO: UMA ANÁLISE SEMIÓTICA DA PROPAGANDA BRASILEIRA DE SEGUROS DE AUTOMÓVEL

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    Pessôa, Luís Alexandre Grubits de Paula; Barros, Denise Franca; Costa, Alessandra de Sá Mello da

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    Resumo Apesar do amplo reconhecimento e da importância dos estudos dos signos e símbolos e, sobretudo, dos processos de significação, restam, ainda, muitas possibilidades a serem exploradas nas pesquisas de marketing e de consumo com base na teoria semiótica, em especial na perspectiva da Consumer Culture Theory (CCT). Nesse contexto, este trabalho tem como objetivo analisar – sob a perspectiva da semiótica discursiva de linha francesa – o discurso da publicidade de seguros de automóvel no Br...

  18. 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,...

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

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    Guedes, Glenda Jamile Pires Barros

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Carmona, Eduardo

    2008-01-01

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

  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

    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

  2. Auditoría forense y su implementación por parte de la Superintendencia de Bancos y Seguros del Ecuador.

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    Bustamante Luna, Juan Alfredo

    2008-01-01

    El problema que se intenta resolver con este proyecto es el de evitar que las instituciones financieras del país sufran de fraudes financieros tanto internos como externos y esto se puede lograr a través de la aplicación de la Auditoría Forense. Los principales beneficiarios del resultado de este trabajo serán por una parte las entidades financieras y por otra la Superintendencia de Bancos y Seguros, entidad de control que debería normar el rol de los auditores o inspectores en los proceso...

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

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    Lucien MERCIER

    2013-11-01

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

  4. Understanding and Developing Black Popular Music Collections.

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    Murray, James Briggs

    1983-01-01

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

  5. Challenging power and meaning: outlining the popular ...

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    The concept reflects popular concerns over the outcomes of the epidemic rather than its cause, being more concerned about the fate of individuals and communities than about issues of morality. Later, the moral construction of 'Slim' that accompanied the biomedical categorisation of AIDS as a sexually transmitted disease ...

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Law and Popular Culture : International Perspectives

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

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

  9. Significance and popularity in music production

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

    2017-01-01

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

  10. The Rhetorical Dimensions of Popular Song.

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    Winebrenner, T. C.

    Communication scholars have recently focused attention on songs as artifacts of popular culture. Current literature implies that the contexts of music communication are defined by the relationships that songs establish between artists and their audience: persuasive, expressive, and commercial. As the commercialization of music is an inherently…

  11. ANALYSIS ON POPULARITY STATUS OF GUITAR

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    Huseyin Yilmaz

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this study is to analysis the popularity status of guitar instrument in terms of university students’ views. In this study, it is used the general survey model; ıt is developed the a questionnaires consisting of 14 items by the researcher in order to determine the university students views. The target population of this study is 11.440 university students enrolled for 2013 – 2014 academic years in Kafkas University. The sample of this study is consisting of 314 university students in various departments in Kafkas University. It is evaluated the frequency (f and percentage (% values to analysis the popularity status of guitar instrument in terms of university students’ views. It is tried to find out using chi-square test for gender, department and grades whether there is the significant differences among the students’ views on the popularity status of guitar instrument. As a result of research data, it is seem that the students evaluate the guitar as a popular instrument. However; it is seem that the students eager to participate in the guitar activities.

  12. 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…

  13. Soundtracking Germany : Popular Music and National Identity

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    Schiller, Melanie

    2018-01-01

    This book argues for the importance of popular music in negotiations of national identity, and Germanness in particular. By discussing diverse musical genres and commercially and critically successful songs at the heights of their cultural relevance throughout seventy years of post-war German

  14. Maro EMIELU Abstract Despite its popularity

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    music pedagogy in African schools but should be based on students' learning experiences, felt needs, motivation and meeting societal need. Keywords: ... neither wholly African nor wholly foreign in nature, its pedagogical approaches are ... International Conference on Popular Music in Amsterdam was announced in.

  15. 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…

  16. Significance and popularity in music production

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

    2017-07-01

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

  17. Popularity and user diversity of online objects

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    Wang, Jia-Hua; Guo, Qiang; Yang, Kai; Zhang, Yi-Lu; Han, Jingti; Liu, Jian-Guo

    2016-11-01

    The popularity has been widely used to describe the object property of online user-object bipartite networks regardless of the user characteristics. In this paper, we introduce a measurement namely user diversity to measure diversity of users who select or rate one type of objects by using the information entropy. We empirically calculate the user diversity of objects with specific degree for both MovieLens and Diggs data sets. The results indicate that more types of users select normal-degree objects than those who select large-degree and small-degree objects. Furthermore, small-degree objects are usually selected by large-degree users while large-degree objects are usually selected by small-degree users. Moreover, we define 15% objects of smallest degrees as unpopular objects and 10% ones of largest degrees as popular objects. The timestamp is introduced to help further analyze the evolution of user diversity of popular objects and unpopular objects. The dynamic analysis shows that as objects become popular gradually, they are more likely accepted by small-degree users but lose attention among the large-degree users.

  18. Significance and popularity in music production.

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

    2017-07-01

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

  19. Popular Science Articles for Chemistry Teaching

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    Ketevan Kupatadze

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The presented paper reviews popular science articles (these articles are published in online magazine “The Teacher” as one of the methods of chemistry teaching. It describes which didactic principles they are in line with and how this type of articles can be used in order to kindle the interest of pupils, students and generally, the readers of other specialties, in chemistry.  The articles review the main topics of inorganic/organic chemistry, biochemistry and ecological chemistry in a simple and entertaining manner. A part of the articles is about "household" chemistry. Chemical topics are related to poetry, literature, history of chemistry or simply, to fun news. The paper delineates the structure of popular science articles and the features of engaging students. It also reviews the teachers' and students' interview results about the usage of popular science articles in chemistry teaching process. The aforementioned pedagogical study revealed that the popular science articles contain useful information not only for the students of other specialties, but also for future biologists and ecologists (having chemistry as a mandatory subject at their universities. The articles are effectively used by teachers on chemistry lessons to kindle students' interest in this subject. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17807/orbital.v9i3.960 

  20. How to make the unpopular popular?

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    de Groot, Judith I.M.; Schuitema, Geertje

    2012-01-01

    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...... as to make the unpopular popular....

  1. Style popularity and the comovement of stocks

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    Wouters, T.; Plantinga, A.

    2006-01-01

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

  2. Popular Literature: Its Compatibility with the Basics.

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    Matthews, Dorothy, Ed.

    1983-01-01

    This special journal issue contains nine articles on the subject of using popular literature in the classroom. Subjects covered in the articles include (1) using vernacular supernatural literature to teach the skills of literary analysis, (2) teaching Agatha Christie's "Curtain," (3) pairing the classics with detective fiction, (4) using fantasy…

  3. Photo Albums as the Instrumentality of building a popular Myth

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    Dragan Ćalović

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the popular myth production. The popular myth is seen as the result of a popular production that uses the material of metalanguage as a secondary semiological system. Unlike the mytification of the myth (Barthes, or the popular use of myth (in the manner of John Fiske, popular myth develops by popular use of the potentials of metalanguage. Popular myth uses the mechanisms of meaning production, that metalanguage develops, to transform its forms into empty signifiers. In that way, the popular myth neutralize the effects of metalanguage, inaugurating an era in which weakens the potentials of ideological textual production.

  4. ECOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY THROUGH POPULAR SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

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    Ketevan KUPATADZE

    2017-07-01

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

  5. 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

  6. Asistente de seguros virtual.

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    Ludeña Triviño, Marcos

    2017-01-01

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

  7. 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

  8. Imagen popular de la ciencia transmitida por los cómics

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    Adriana Patricia Gallego-Torres

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo nos centraremos en el análisis crítico de la imagen popular de la ciencia transmitida por los cómics existentes en el mercado (en la medida que hagan referencia al trabajo científico.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. A Cultura clerical e a folia popular

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    Gaeta Maria Aparecida Junqueira Veiga

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda o confronto entre um catolicismo autoritário, tridentino e romanizador, que penetrou no Brasil na segunda metade do século XIX e se consolidou nas primeiras décadas do século XX, e o catolicismo tradicional vigente, de fortes raízes populares. Em sua obsessão pela unanimidade, o ultramontanismo negou as outras formas de ser católico, estabelecendo as dicotomias entre o velho e o novo, o bom e o mau. Entretanto, as velhas formas de religiosidade popular resistiram, mantendo ainda hoje uma inesgotável fonte de devoção e de fé.

  12. Dark victory: cancer and popular Hollywood film.

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    Lederer, Susan E

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Henrique, Márcio Couto

    2009-01-01

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

  14. 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.

  15. La iniciativa legislativa popular en América Latina

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    Felipe Hevia de la Jara

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Lucia Cristina de Paiva Saba

    2012-02-01

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

  17. Alcohol brand appearances in US popular music.

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

    2012-03-01

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

  18. Popular Musician Responses to Mental Health Treatment.

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    Berg, Lloyd; King, Benjamin; Koenig, Jessica; McRoberts, Roger L

    2018-06-01

    Popular (i.e., nonclassical) musicians have higher rates of mental health disorders and mental health service utilization than the general population. Little is known, however, about how popular musicians perceive mental health interventions in terms of overall satisfaction and therapeutic benefit. An online client satisfaction survey was sent to all musicians and family members who received mental health services through a nonprofit mental health organization in Austin, Texas, between July 2014 and June 2015 (n=628). 260 individuals (41.4%) responded to the survey, of whom 94% (n=244) were musicians. A majority of musician respondents were male (60%) and white (82%). 87% received counseling, 32% received psychiatric medication treatment, and 8% received addiction recovery services. 97% of musicians (205/211) rated their counselor as 'very good' or 'excellent,' 88% (64/79) rated their psychiatric providers as 'very good' or 'excellent,' and 94% (17/19) rated their addiction recovery specialists as 'very good' or 'excellent' (nonsignificant between all categories, p>0.05). 89% of musicians receiving counseling, 84% receiving psychiatric medication treatment, and 95% receiving addiction recovery services agreed or strongly agreed that their symptoms and overall functioning improved as a result of their treatment (nonsignificant between all categories, p>0.05). Popular musicians express strong provider satisfaction and overall benefit when mental health interventions are accessible, affordable, and delivered by professionals familiar with their concerns. More research is needed to understand the unique psychosocial stresses popular musicians face to inform treatment planning for this high-risk, underserved population.

  19. Science popularization and the Indian constitution - Correspondence

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    mation System for Science and Techno logy (NISSAT), Central Health Education Bureau, Centre for Enviro n - ment Education, National Institute of Science Communication (NISCOM) and Science magazines like Science Reporter, Down to Earth, Resonance... the learning of science to their immediate social and physical environment. Schools, colleges and NGOs also co n - tribute considerably to popularization of science. CSIR laboratories are e x - pected to orga nize open days for the general public during...

  20. Nebulous networks: Virginia Woolf and popular astronomy

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    Henry, Holly Grace

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

  1. 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.

  2. FFUA - A popular movement FOR nuclear power

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    1977-01-01

    F F U A (Folkebevegelse for Fredelig Utnyttelse av Atomkraft - Popular Movement for Peaceful Exploitation of Atomic Power) was started in Jely 1976. Membership is concentrated mainly in Oslo and Trondheim and its main functions are to work for the development of nuclear power in Norway and to counteract the influence of the antinuclear groups on politicians and public opinion. The movement cooperates with R E O (Reel Energi Oplysning - True Energy Information) in Denmark and has established a literature service. (JIW)

  3. Leyendas y narrativa popular en Chiapas

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    Antonio Cruz Coutiño

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente informe sintetiza la labor de identificación, acopio y sistematización de una parte importante de la narrativa tradicional de los pueblos del estado de Chiapas, México: relatos populares identificados como leyendas en el ámbito de la mitología religiosa y cosmogónica de las culturas ancestrales mesoamericanas.

  4. Institutos de democracia directa: La iniciativa popular

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    Sergio Trejos Robert

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

  5. The linguistic ecology in popular announcements

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    Gomes, Altair Martins

    2013-01-01

    By language man is constituted as social subject and, therefore, cultural. Given the importance of writing for the literate civilizations, it´s necessary to study spoken language interfacing with written language in order to realize how these discoursive instances appear as interactional practices and subjacent cultural issues. The oral language modality phenomena of Brazilian Portuguese are present in signs and popular advertisements. In this type of writing, the ecology of languages reveals...

  6. POPULAR AND ERUDITE IN SCHOOL EDUCATION

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

    2015-01-01

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

  7. POPULAR AND ERUDITE IN SCHOOL EDUCATION

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    Cláudio Félix dos Santos

    2015-06-01

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

  8. Bullying, Social Power and Heteronormativity: Girls' Constructions of Popularity

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    Duncan, Neil; Owens, Larry

    2011-01-01

    Literature on girls' popularity posits a strong association between popularity, social power and bullying behaviours, some of which conflate the concepts "bully" and "popular". This study explores that association through links to concepts of popularity among girls in two demographically different high schools. Data are presented that were derived…

  9. Lights, Camera, Action: Integrating Popular Film in the Health Classroom

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    Diez, Keri S.; Pleban, Francis T.; Wood, Ralph J.

    2005-01-01

    This article discusses the benefits as well as the important considerations that should be taken into account in integrating popular films in health education classes. Use of popular films in the classroom, termed "cinema education," is becoming increasingly popular in teaching health education. As a matter of convenience, popular films are easy…

  10. A Guide to Using Popular Culture to Teach Composition.

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    Smelstor, Marjorie, Ed.

    The purpose of this guide is to offer possible answers to questions concerning popular culture that teachers might have and to offer suggestions on utilizing popular culture materials that are available. Lesson plans are presented using materials from advertising, newspapers, comics, film, television, popular music, radio, popular literature,…

  11. Nollywood, Popular Culture and Nigerian National Identity

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    Charles Effiong

    2017-09-01

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

  12. 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.

  13. The murga: voice and popular feeling

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

  14. Cobertura de seguros de salud en relación con el uso de servicios médicos, condiciones de vida y percepción de la salud en Lima, Perú

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    Risof Solís; Sixto E. Sánchez; Miguel Carrión; Elga Samatelo; Rosario Rodríguez-Zubiate; Margarita Rodríguez

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    Objetivos. Correlacionar la afiliación a seguros de salud y el uso de servicios médicos, condiciones de vida y la percepción de salud en pobladores de doce distritos de la ciudad de Lima, Perú. Material y métodos. Estudio descriptivo transversal poblacional, realizado entre enero y marzo de 2006 en doce distritos de Lima Metropolitana, usando una encuesta de salud de 72 preguntas. Resultados. Se entrevistó a 4355 pobladores, 48% de ellos no tenían seguro de salud. Comparado con personas que t...

  15. 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. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  16. Propuesta para la optimización de los procesos de gestión de recuperación de cartera de fianzas en el departamento de cobranzas de Sul América Compañía de Seguros del Ecuador C.A.

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    Plaza Loza, Fabricio Gonzalo

    2011-01-01

    A través del presente trabajo de tesis se busca mejorar e implementar procesos en el campo de cobranzas en Latina Seguros y Reaseguros C.A, antes conocida como Sul América Compañía de Seguros del Ecuador C.A.

  17. ALS Association

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

  18. Familial ALS

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    Boylan, Kevin

    2015-01-01

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

  19. Video games as American popular culture

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    2017-01-01

    Video games have moved, possibly surpassing even movies, into a central role in American popular culture in a relatively short time, and today there is increasing evidence that the video game console –to some extent, as much as the personal computer– has emerged as a central media device through which “convergence culture” is taking place. In the world of massively multiplayer online games, new (and very real) economies and cultures have evolved with striking rapidity, while on a very differe...

  20. La acusación popular

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    Pérez Gil, Julio

    2011-01-01

    El tema de estudio es el ejercicio de la pretensión penal por ciudadanos no ofendidos por el delito. El trabajo se ha estructurado en cuatro partes: 1) Análisis histórico (derecho romano, derecho histórico español, alemán e italiano) La acusación popular puede considerarse a la vista de ello como reflejo de una insuficiente consolidación del Ministerio Fiscal en calidad de defensor del interés publico. 2) Estudio de su naturaleza jurídica, del que se concluye que la acción penal de la L...

  1. La Vivienda Popular en el Movimiento Moderno

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    Auke van der Woude

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available El texto es uno de los escasos trabajos de recopilación panorámica de la vivienda popular colectiva del Movimiento Moderno en el periodo de entreguerras. Desde una óptica de revisión crítica del fenómeno CIAM, se analiza su repercusión real en los programas y políticas de vivienda de los distintos países europeos. Los materiales aquí reunidos son presentados de forma especialmente sintética y manejable.

  2. The clinical popularity of object relations concepts.

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    Friedman, L

    1988-10-01

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

  3. Tattoos: Very Popular, Not So Innocent.

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    Hermida, María Daniela; Cabrera, Hugo Néstor

    2017-01-01

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

  4. 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

  5. The Popularization of Astronomy in Canada

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    Trudel, J.-L.

    1996-12-01

    In Canada, astronomy has a longer history than most other sciences. The European settlers had to master the rudiments of astronomical practice, while the natural setting promoted geophysical observations of all kinds. In the nineteenth century, astronomy was part of natural theology and a resource for timekeepers and cartographers, but was increasingly pursued for its own sake by laymen. The creation of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada marks a turning point. Though it appeared to unite professionals and amateurs, it became early on a conduit for the knowledge of the former to flow to the latter, supplementing the purely academic stream. It followed upon the success of new publications meant to acquaint readers with the facts of astronomy, for the hitherto unsuspected pleasures they might bring. In fact, some Canadian works of this kind reached a wide audience, in Canada and abroad, and the post-WWII period saw an almost complete disjunction between the formerly utilitarian aspects of popularization a nd the catering to interested laypeople, distinct from the professionals. By 1976, the transformation was complete. The science mastered by explorers and appealed to by believers had become both a field for professional investigations and a widely popularized corpus of star lore

  6. Regresión semiparamétrica para el cálculo de tarifas en el seguro de vehículos.

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    Pérez Caicer, Wehrli Enrique

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    111 hojas : ilustraciones, 29 x 21 cm + CD-ROM 4264 El principal objetivo de esta investigación, es modelar la tasa técnica a aplicar en las tarifas de seguros de vehículos, mediante una regresión semiparamétrica entre variables del vehículo y de su propietario. Debido a que la regresión semiparamétrica es una generalización de los modelos de regresión lineal, se utilizará esta técnica para mejorar el ajuste. Estos modelos utilizan polinomios locales, lo cual facilita la explicación y suav...

  7. 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.

  8. Demanda por seguro de salud y uso de servicios médicos en Colombia: diferencias entre trabajadores dependientes e independientes.

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    Juan Miguel Gallego

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los incentivos en aseguramiento y uso de servicios de los trabajadores, dependientes e independientes, cuando dichos agentes son heterogéneos en su estado de salud. Metodológicamente, los agentes eligen de manera secuencial el nivel de aseguramiento y uso de servicios que maximicen su utilidad intertemporal bajo incertidumbre sobre su estado de salud. Las estimaciones probit bivariadas muestran una relación positiva entre aseguramiento y estado de salud (selección positiva de riesgos, y aseguramiento e incidencia de enfermedad crónica (selección negativa de riesgos para el grupo de trabajadores independientes. Para el uso de servicios de salud, dado que es una demanda inducida, el seguro de salud aumenta la probabilidad de uso de consulta externa.

  9. 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

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

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    Seguí i Francés, Romà

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    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.

  11. Predicting dataset popularity for the CMS experiment

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    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. Predicting dataset popularity for the CMS experiment

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    Kuznetsov, V.; Li, T.; Giommi, L.; Bonacorsi, D.; Wildish, T.

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    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. (paper)

  13. La joyería popular leonesa

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    Casado Lobato, Concha

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    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. Boom and bust in popular science

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    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.

  15. XRootD popularity on hadoop clusters

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

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

  16. Science and Facebook: The same popularity law!

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    Néda, Zoltán; Varga, Levente; Biró, Tamás S

    2017-01-01

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

  17. Science and Facebook: The same popularity law!

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    Zoltán Néda

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

  18. Laughter in popular games and in sport

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    Eichberg, Henning

    2013-01-01

    , techniques and evaluation of the competitive action. This is told as a story of social improvement and progress--and about turning unhealthy wildness into civilized 'healthy' sport activity. What sociological analysis of game-playing tended to ignore was the laughter of the participants. With the seriousness...... of modern sport, as it was established in the nineteenth century, a culture of laughter disappeared. This study tries to counter this mainstream by a phenomenology of laughter in popular games. A contrasting attention is turned towards the seriousness of sporting competition, the smile in modern sport...... and fitness, and the 'underground' dimension of laughter in modern sports. By comparative analysis, laughter reveals as a bodily discourse about the imperfect human being. It tells an oppositional story about the perfectionism in the order of Western thinking--in sports as well as in health. The bodily...

  19. Science and Facebook: The same popularity law!

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    Varga, Levente; Biró, Tamás S.

    2017-01-01

    The distribution of scientific citations for publications selected with different rules (author, topic, institution, country, journal, etc…) collapse on a single curve if one plots the citations relative to their mean value. We find that the distribution of “shares” for the Facebook posts rescale in the same manner to the very same curve with scientific citations. This finding suggests that citations are subjected to the same growth mechanism with Facebook popularity measures, being influenced by a statistically similar social environment and selection mechanism. In a simple master-equation approach the exponential growth of the number of publications and a preferential selection mechanism leads to a Tsallis-Pareto distribution offering an excellent description for the observed statistics. Based on our model and on the data derived from PubMed we predict that according to the present trend the average citations per scientific publications exponentially relaxes to about 4. PMID:28678796

  20. 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.

  1. Contribution to the popularization of the astronomy

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    Markishki, Pencho

    The purpose of this report is the representation of a WEB-book, related to astronomy, astro-photography, optics and some additional areas that have direct practice for the amateur astronomers. The popularization of astronomy worldwide is the purpose of many amateur astronomers. It is interesting and maybe fascinated, requires often innovative solutions from the hobby star observers. Today it is possible to share the science information by different methods, using the modern information technologies - a possibility used by the amateur astronomers too. In Internet existing currently thousands of WEB- sites, related to astronomy, completed training programs developed by amateur astronomers are included. They are addressed often to the schools, to the hobby beginners or to the wide audience.

  2. Popularity of marijuana among Polish students

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    Michał Pająk

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction and the aim: Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the world (excluding alcohol and tobacco. According to the literature about 16% of Poles at the age of 16 to 64 years old, at least once have used cannabis. The aim of study was to estimate the popularity of marijuana among students of Polish universities. We also asked questions about respondents’ attitude towards marijuana and opinions about its validation. Material and methods: The study was conducted in 2017 on 132 individuals – 60 men and 72 women. The results were analyzed in STATISTICA 10 at p<0.05. Results:Out of interviewees, 63.6% of them, at least once in their lives, have used marijuana. This is a percentage of up to four times greater than that one given in the literature for the general population. Even 80% of men and 50% of women have tried marijuana at least once in their lives. Students of Catholic University of Lublin reach for marijuana significantly more often than students of Medical University of Lublin. The majority of respondents (53% treats marijuana as a "soft" drug, though up 67.4% believe that it has the addictive potential. More than a half of respondents (56.8% stands for liberalization of rules relevant to marijuana in Poland. Vast majority (70% of respondents believes that marijuana is easily available in Poland. Conclusions: Marijuana is a drug popular among students. The criminalization of drug use in Poland is not effective for the prevention of its use, the majority of respondents believes that marijuana is easily available in Poland. Considering the negative health and social consequences of the current state, it is worth wondering about making changes in the education system and Polish drug law.

  3. Popular music scenes and aging bodies.

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    Bennett, Andy

    2018-06-01

    During the last two decades there has been increasing interest in the phenomenon of the aging popular music audience (Bennett & Hodkinson, 2012). Although the specter of the aging fan is by no means new, the notion of, for example, the aging rocker or the aging punk has attracted significant sociological attention, not least of all because of what this says about the shifting socio-cultural significance of rock and punk and similar genres - which at the time of their emergence were inextricably tied to youth and vociferously marketed as "youth musics". As such, initial interpretations of aging music fans tended to paint a somewhat negative picture, suggesting a sense in which such fans were cultural misfits (Ross, 1994). In more recent times, however, work informed by cultural aging perspectives has begun to consider how so-called "youth cultural" identities may in fact provide the basis of more stable and evolving identities over the life course (Bennett, 2013). Starting from this position, the purpose of this article is to critically examine how aging members of popular music scenes might be recast as a salient example of the more pluralistic fashion in which aging is anticipated, managed and articulated in contemporary social settings. The article then branches out to consider two ways that aging members of music scenes continue their scene involvement. The first focuses on evolving a series of discourses that legitimately position them as aging bodies in cultural spaces that also continue to be inhabited by significant numbers of people in their teens, twenties and thirties. The second sees aging fans taking advantage of new opportunities for consuming live music including winery concerts and dinner and show events. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. 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

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

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    Zook, Joan M.; Russotti, Justin M.

    2013-01-01

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

  6. 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…

  7. 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

  8. Songs that resonate: the uses of popular music nostalgia.

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    2018-01-01

    textabstractThis chapter explores the phenomenon of popular music nostalgia. In the cultural and heritage industries, nostalgia is widely used to make an affective connection to music consumers. Popular music nostalgia can be defined as a longing for the past that is evoked through popular music’s

  9. 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…

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

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    DANIEL PALMA ALVARADO

    2006-06-01

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

  11. Innovative methods of popularizing technical education

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

    2017-05-01

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

  12. 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.

  13. The representation of epilepsy in popular music.

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    Baxendale, Sallie

    2008-01-01

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

  14. Memory for frequency of hearing popular songs.

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

    1988-01-01

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

  15. (Reconstructing Balkan Identities through Popular Music

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    Marin Cvitanović

    2009-12-01

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

  16. 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.

  17. Popular actions: For the right at night

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    1999-01-01

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

  18. Yugoslav Naive Art and Popular Culture

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    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.

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

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    Márcio Couto Henrique

    2009-12-01

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

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

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    2009-06-01

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

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

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

    2004-07-01

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

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

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

    2018-02-05

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

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

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

    2015-12-08

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

  4. Developmental trajectories of adolescent popularity: a growth curve modelling analysis.

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    Cillessen, Antonius H N; Borch, Casey

    2006-12-01

    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 available in Grades 5-12. The popularity and aggression constructs were stable but non-overlapping developmental dimensions. Growth curve models were run with SAS MIXED in the framework of the multilevel model for change [Singer, J. D., & Willett, J. B. (2003). Applied longitudinal data analysis. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press]. Sociometric popularity showed a linear change trajectory; perceived popularity showed nonlinear change. Overt aggression predicted low sociometric popularity but an increase in perceived popularity in the second half of the study. Relational aggression predicted a decrease in sociometric popularity, especially for girls, and continued high-perceived popularity for both genders. The effect of relational aggression on perceived popularity was the strongest around the transition from middle to high school. The importance of growth curve models for understanding adolescent social development was discussed, as well as specific issues and challenges of growth curve analyses with sociometric data.

  5. Popularity of the internet with university students

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    Monika Szpringer

    2014-06-01

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

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

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    James MATTHEWS

    2009-08-01

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

  7. Characterizing and modeling the dynamics of online popularity.

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

    2010-10-08

    Online popularity has an enormous impact on opinions, culture, policy, and profits. We provide a quantitative, large scale, temporal 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 interevent time. We propose a minimal model combining the classic preferential popularity increase mechanism with the occurrence of random popularity shifts 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.

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

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    Carlos Gabriel Contreras Serrano

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

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

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    Metodijeski, Dejan; Stojanoski, Hristo

    2014-01-01

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

  10. 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

    2014-01-31

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Ti, Al

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

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

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    Elio Martín

    2013-10-01

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

  14. Predicting the future trend of popularity by network diffusion

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    Zeng, An; Yeung, Chi Ho

    2016-06-01

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

  15. Predicting the future trend of popularity by network diffusion.

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    Zeng, An; Yeung, Chi Ho

    2016-06-01

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

  16. What types of astronomy images are most popular?

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Hernandez Angulo, Carolina Maria

    2012-01-01

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

  18. 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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    2013-01-01

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

  19. Avaliação de desempenho no serviço público: a experiência do instituto nacional do seguro social na implantação da gratificação de avaliação de desempenho do seguro social - GDASS

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    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um estudo sobre a implantação da Avaliação de Desempenho no Serviço Público, a partir da experiência do Instituto Nacional do Seguro Social - INSS, na Gerência Executiva de Passo Fundo, que efetivou-se com a implantação da Gratificação de Desempenho da Atividade do Seguro Social – GDASS. No INSS, a avaliação de desempenho é constituída de uma avaliação institucional, correspondente a 80% da avaliação total, e uma avaliação individual, correspondente a 20% do total, que resultam no pagamento da GDASS a seus servidores com base nos resultados das avaliações, que ocorrem semestralmente desde outubro de 2009. Os dados necessários ao desenvolvimento da pesquisa foram extraídos do sistema da base de dados da avaliação de desempenho no INSS, constante no sistema SISGDASS. Os resultados mostram que a implantação da Avaliação de Desempenho no INSS foram satisfatórias, trazendo benefícios à população através da melhoria da qualidade de atendimento e principalmente do tempo de concessão, que diminuiu satisfatoriamente, bem como houve uma melhora nas atividades individuais dos servidores com intuito da melhoria dos índices e garantia da remuneração. Porém os critérios da avaliação individual permitem uma distorção considerável no resultado da avaliação por parte dos gestores, o que pode ser corrigido para os ciclos de avaliação futuros da instituição.

  20. Aplicación de una medida de riesgo coherente para el cálculo de la prima de riesgo en un seguro de rentas = Application of a coherent risk measure in the price calculation of an income insurance (annuities

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    Montserrat Hernández Solís

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    Full Text Available Resumen Una práctica común que realizan las entidades aseguradoras es la de modificar las tasas de mortalidad instantánea al aplicar el principio de prima neta con el fin de hacer frente a las desviaciones desfavorables de la siniestralidad. Este documento proporciona una respuesta matemática a esta cuestión mediante la aplicación de la función de distorsión de potencia de Wang. Tanto la prima neta y la función de distorsión de Wang son medidas de riesgo coherentes, siendo este último aplicado por primera vez en el campo delos seguros de vida. Utilizando las leyes de Gompertz y Makeham primero calculamos la prima a nivel general y en una segunda parte, se aplica el principio de cálculo de la prima basado en función de distorsión de potencia de Wang para calcular el recargo sobre la prima de riesgo ajustada. El precio de prima única de riesgo se ha aplicado a una forma de cobertura de seguro de supervivencia, el seguro de rentas. La principal conclusión que puede extraerse es que mediante el uso de la función de distorsión, la nueva tasa instantánea de mortalidad es directamente proporcional a un múltiplo, que es justamente el exponente de esta función y hace que el riesgo de longevidad sea mayor. Esta es la razón por la prima de riesgo ajustada es superior a la prima neta. Abstract Modification of instantaneous mortality rates when applying the net premium principle in order to cope with unfavorable deviations in claims, is common practice carried out by insurance companies. This paper provides a mathematical answer to this matter by applying Wang’s power distortion function. Both net premium and Wang’s distortion function are coherent risk measures, the latter being first applied to the field of life insurance. Using the Gompertz and Makeham laws we first calculate the premium at a general level and in a second part, the principle of premium calculation based on Wang´s power distortion function is applied to calculate

  1. Application of a coherent risk measure in the price calculation of an income insurance (annuities = Aplicación de una medida de riesgo coherente para el cálculo de la prima de riesgo en un seguro de rentas

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    Montserrat Hernández Solís

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Una práctica común que realizan las entidades aseguradoras es la de modificar las tasas de mortalidad instantánea al aplicar el principio de prima neta con el fin de hacer frente a las desviaciones desfavorables de la siniestralidad. Este documento proporciona una respuesta matemática a esta cuestión mediante la aplicación de la función de distorsión de potencia de Wang. Tanto la prima neta y la función de distorsión de Wang son medidas de riesgo coherentes, siendo este último aplicado por primera vez en el campo delos seguros de vida.Utilizando las leyes de Gompertz y Makeham primero calculamos la prima a nivel general y en una segunda parte, se aplica el principio de cálculo de la prima basado en función de distorsión de potencia de Wang para calcular el recargo sobre la prima de riesgo ajustada. El precio de prima única de riesgo se ha aplicado a una forma de cobertura de seguro de supervivencia, el seguro de rentas.La principal conclusión que puede extraerse es que mediante el uso de la función de distorsión, la nueva tasa instantánea de mortalidad es directamente proporcional a un múltiplo, que es justamente el exponente de esta función y hace que el riesgo de longevidad sea mayor. Esta es la razón por la prima de riesgo ajustada es superior a la prima neta.Modification of instantaneous mortality rates when applying the net premium principle in order to cope with unfavorable deviations in claims, is common practice carried out by insurance companies. This paper provides a mathematical answer to this matter by applying Wang’s power distortion function. Both net premium and Wang’s distortion function are coherent risk measures, the latter being first applied to the field of life insurance.Using the Gompertz and Makeham laws we first calculate the premium at a general level and in a second part, the principle of premium calculation based on Wang´s power distortion function is applied to calculate the adjusted risk

  2. 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

    2007-10-01

    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

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

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    Raushani Azza

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

  4. Factores de riesgo asociados al estado nutricio en lactantes que son atendidos en guarderías

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    2007-01-01

    Introducción. Objetivo: identificar factores asociados al estado nutricio en lactantes de 3 a 12 meses de edad que acuden a guarderías en Guadalajara. Material y métodos. En un estudio transversal, se incluyeron 123 lactantes de 3 a 12 meses de edad de cinco guarderías del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social de Guadalajara. Se consideró déficit en índices de longitud/edad, peso/edad y peso/longitud con puntuación Z < -l desviación estándar (DE). Se exploraron variables sociodemográficas, eco...

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

    2017-01-01

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

  7. Use of Popular Culture Texts in Mother Tongue Education

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    Bal, Mazhar

    2018-01-01

    The aim of this study was to associate popular culture texts with Turkish language lessons of middle school students. For this purpose, a model was proposed and a suitable curriculum was prepared for this model. It was aimed to determine how this program, which was the result of associating popular culture texts with Turkish language lesson…

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

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

  9. Social Influences on Paranormal Belief: Popular versus Scientific Support

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    Ridolfo, Heather; Baxter, Amy; Lucas, Jeffrey W.

    2010-01-01

    Paranormal claims enjoy relatively widespread popular support despite by definition being rejected by the scientific community. We propose that belief in paranormal claims is influenced by how popular those claims are as well as by dominant scientific views on the claims. We additionally propose that individuals will be most likely to be…

  10. Popular Music: An Untapped Resource for Teaching Contemporary Black History.

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    Cooper, B. Lee

    1979-01-01

    This essay suggests two innovative instructional approaches for using popular Black music as a model for historical study in the classroom: (1) biographies of popular music artists; and (2) lyrical demonstration of social themes. A list of lyric and album resources is provided. (Author/EB)

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Indexing of Popular Periodicals: The State of the Art

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    Aveney, Brian; Slade, Rod

    1978-01-01

    Nine indexing services of popular periodicals are discussed in terms of content, coverage, and characteristics: Access, Consumers Index, Index to Free Periodicals, New York Times Information Bank, Magazine Index, Monthly Periodicals Index, New Periodicals Index, Popular Periodical Index, and Readers Guide. A table indicates coverage for each index…

  14. Popularity Modeling for Mobile Apps: A Sequential Approach.

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    Zhu, Hengshu; Liu, Chuanren; Ge, Yong; Xiong, Hui; Chen, Enhong

    2015-07-01

    The popularity information in App stores, such as chart rankings, user ratings, and user reviews, provides an unprecedented opportunity to understand user experiences with mobile Apps, learn the process of adoption of mobile Apps, and thus enables better mobile App services. While the importance of popularity information is well recognized in the literature, the use of the popularity information for mobile App services is still fragmented and under-explored. To this end, in this paper, we propose a sequential approach based on hidden Markov model (HMM) for modeling the popularity information of mobile Apps toward mobile App services. Specifically, we first propose a popularity based HMM (PHMM) to model the sequences of the heterogeneous popularity observations of mobile Apps. Then, we introduce a bipartite based method to precluster the popularity observations. This can help to learn the parameters and initial values of the PHMM efficiently. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the PHMM is a general model and can be applicable for various mobile App services, such as trend based App recommendation, rating and review spam detection, and ranking fraud detection. Finally, we validate our approach on two real-world data sets collected from the Apple Appstore. Experimental results clearly validate both the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed popularity modeling approach.

  15. Música popular brasileira, indústria cultural e identidade

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    José Roberto Zan

    2001-01-01

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

  16. 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.…

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

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

  18. Popularity differentially predicts reactive and proactive aggression in early adolescence.

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    Stoltz, Sabine; Cillessen, Antonius H N; van den Berg, Yvonne H M; Gommans, Rob

    2016-01-01

    Previous research has indicated that peer popularity is associated with aggressive behavior. However, it is not yet clear whether popularity is uniquely related to different functions of aggression. In this study, we examined associations between peer-perceived popularity, and reactive and proactive aggression using a cross-sectional and a longitudinal design. Yearly sociometric measures of popularity, and reactive and proactive aggression were gathered from 266 seventh and eight grade adolescents (Mage grade 7 = 12.80, SDage  = .40). Popularity was positively correlated with proactive aggression and negatively correlated with reactive aggression, both concurrently as over time. Curvilinear trends indicated that a significant minority of low versus high popular adolescents showed both functions of aggression. Somewhat stronger effects of popularity on proactive aggression were found for boys than girls. Stably popular adolescents showed the highest levels of proactive aggression, whereas stably unpopular youth showed the highest levels of reactive aggression. Implications and directions for future research are discussed. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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.

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  2. Aggressive effects of prioritizing popularity in early adolescence

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    Cillessen, A.H.N.; Mayeux, L.; Ha, P.T.; Bruyn, E.H. de; LaFontana, K.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

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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 enhance their status through befriending higher…

  4. 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…

  5. Popular NREL-Developed Transportation Mobile App Launches on Android

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    Platform | News | NREL Popular NREL-Developed Transportation Mobile App Launches on Android Platform Popular NREL-Developed Transportation Mobile App Launches on Android Platform May 23, 2017 More since the new Android version of the Alternative Fueling Station Locator App launched last week. The U.S

  6. Homepage of the Philosophy Meets Popular Culture Initiative

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    Grund, Cynthia M.

    2008-01-01

    -modern students, whose knowledge of various aspects of popular culture often is as encyclopedic as their classical liberal arts background is limited (some might say impoverished).   One goal of the PHILOSOPHY meets POPULAR CULTURE homepage (launched on October 7, 2008)  is to provide a forum for researchers, teachers...

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

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

  8. 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…

  9. Popular Media, Critical Pedagogy, and Inner City Youth

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    Leard, Diane Wishart; Lashua, Brett

    2006-01-01

    In this article, we explored ways youth, traditionally silenced, engaged with popular culture to voice experiences and challenge dominant narratives of public schools and daily lives. We also considered how educators use popular culture as critical pedagogy with inner city youth. Through ethnographic bricolage and case study methods, and drawing…

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

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    Springer, D. Gregory

    2016-01-01

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

  11. 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…

  12. Popularity Trajectories and Substance Use in early Adolescence1

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    Moody, James; Brynildsen, Wendy D.; Osgood, D. Wayne; Feinberg, Mark E.; Gest, Scott

    2010-01-01

    This paper introduces new longitudinal network data from the “Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience” or “PROSPER” peers project. In 28 communities, grade-level sociometric friendship nominations were collected from two cohorts of middle school students as they moved from 6th, to 9th grade. As an illustration and description of these longitudinal network data, this paper describes the school popularity structure, changes in popularity position, and suggests linkages between popularity trajectory and substance use. In the cross-section, we find that the network is consistent with a hierarchical social organization, but exhibits considerable relational change in both particular friends and position at the individual level. We find that both the base level of popularity and the variability of popularity trajectories effect substance use. PMID:21765588

  13. Popularity Trajectories and Substance Use in early Adolescence.

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    Moody, James; Brynildsen, Wendy D; Osgood, D Wayne; Feinberg, Mark E; Gest, Scott

    2011-05-01

    This paper introduces new longitudinal network data from the "Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience" or "PROSPER" peers project. In 28 communities, grade-level sociometric friendship nominations were collected from two cohorts of middle school students as they moved from 6(th), to 9(th) grade. As an illustration and description of these longitudinal network data, this paper describes the school popularity structure, changes in popularity position, and suggests linkages between popularity trajectory and substance use. In the cross-section, we find that the network is consistent with a hierarchical social organization, but exhibits considerable relational change in both particular friends and position at the individual level. We find that both the base level of popularity and the variability of popularity trajectories effect substance use.

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

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    Eli Bartra

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Joel Navarrete-Espinosa

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

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

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    Eduardo Ruiz Bautista

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Mueses De Molina, C

    1993-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  2. 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

  3. Reformas a la Ley de Iniciativa Popular, porcentajes de firmas para presentación de proyectos

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    Lucía Carro Zúñiga

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo pretende analizar el mecanismo de participación ciudadana denominado iniciativa popular, y una propuesta de reforma a su legislación. La primera parte refiere a aspectos generales, como la definición de la iniciativa popular y su fundamento jurídico. En la segunda parte se desarrolla la legislación comparada, y en la tercera y última, se analiza la normativa costarricense relacionada con dicho instituto. Finalmente, se propone una reforma en cuanto al porcentaje de firmas para la presentación de proyectos de ley.

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

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    James Cuenca

    2016-01-01

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

  5. Popularization of the role of nuclear power construction

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    Zhang Ying

    2010-01-01

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

  6. Question popularity analysis and prediction in community question answering services.

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    Liu, Ting; Zhang, Wei-Nan; Cao, Liujuan; Zhang, Yu

    2014-01-01

    With the blooming of online social media applications, Community Question Answering (CQA) services have become one of the most important online resources for information and knowledge seekers. A large number of high quality question and answer pairs have been accumulated, which allow users to not only share their knowledge with others, but also interact with each other. Accordingly, volumes of efforts have been taken to explore the questions and answers retrieval in CQA services so as to help users to finding the similar questions or the right answers. However, to our knowledge, less attention has been paid so far to question popularity in CQA. Question popularity can reflect the attention and interest of users. Hence, predicting question popularity can better capture the users' interest so as to improve the users' experience. Meanwhile, it can also promote the development of the community. In this paper, we investigate the problem of predicting question popularity in CQA. We first explore the factors that have impact on question popularity by employing statistical analysis. We then propose a supervised machine learning approach to model these factors for question popularity prediction. The experimental results show that our proposed approach can effectively distinguish the popular questions from unpopular ones in the Yahoo! Answers question and answer repository.

  7. 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.

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

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    Julio Cano

    2014-01-01

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

  9. Scientific Discovery through Citizen Science via Popular Amateur Astrophotography

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    Nemiroff, Robert J.; Bonnell, Jerry T.; Allen, Alice

    2015-01-01

    Can popular astrophotography stimulate real astronomical discovery? Perhaps surprisingly, in some cases, the answer is yes. Several examples are given using the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) site as an example venue. One reason is angular -- popular wide and deep images sometimes complement professional images which typically span a more narrow field. Another reason is temporal -- an amateur is at the right place and time to take a unique and illuminating image. Additionally, popular venues can be informational -- alerting professionals to cutting-edge amateur astrophotography about which they might not have known previously. Methods of further encouraging this unusual brand of citizen science are considered.

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

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    Titov, M; Záruba, G; De, K; Klimentov, A

    2012-01-01

    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.

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

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    Iwanicki Grzegorz

    2016-09-01

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

  12. 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.

  13. The Popularity of Picture Books with Television Tie-in

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    Patricia R. Ladd

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzes circulation statistics of television tie-in picture books from the Wake County Public Library System in North Carolina to determine their popularity among patrons. Caldecott winning picture books were used as a point of comparison. This study also examined OPAC holdings from North Carolina public libraries to determine television tie-in picture book popularity among collection builders. The findings of the study show that television tie-in picture books are found to some degree in the vast majority of North Carolina public libraries, and are more popular than award winners in the Wake County system.

  14. Vestígios da cultura popular em Angela Lago

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    Silva, Celso Sisto

    2004-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Comunicação e Expressão. Programa de Pós-graduação em Literatura A presente dissertação elabora, sob o domínio da cultura popular, e configura, sob o viés do conto popular recontado, a leitura de algumas obras da escritora brasileira para crianças, Angela Lago. Pretende-se, em primeiro lugar, identificar nos recontos da escritora, a persistência dos modelos narrativos que a tradição popular de cunho escrito mantev...

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

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    Anaya Lazo, Leydys Isabel

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio Alvariño

    2015-05-01

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

  17. Zangorromangos, bimbilindrones, chuchumbés y otros eufemismos líricos populares

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    Pedrosa, José Manuel

    2012-01-01

    Dentro de las composiciones de extracción oral y popular se destaca la utilización de algunas palabras que entrañan una enorme significación. Se trata de estribillos que funcionan como una especie de muletilla expresiva, rítmica y metafórica, aunque el sentido oculto al que remiten resulte un tanto misterioso. Estos artilugios estilísticos, a mitad de camino entre la onomatopeya, el juego de palabras e ironías y el comodín rítmico y métrico, contienen muchas veces, un doble sentido insinuante...

  18. Zangorromangos, bimbilindrones, chuchumbés y otros eufemismos líricos populare

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    Pedrosa, José Manuel

    2013-01-01

    Dentro de las composiciones de extracción oral y popular se destaca la utilización de algunas palabras que entrañan una enorme significación. Se trata de estribillos que funcionan como una especie de muletilla expresiva, rítmica y metafórica, aunque el sentido oculto al que remiten resulte un tanto misterioso. Estos artilugios estilísticos, a mitad de camino entre la onomatopeya, el juego de palabras e ironías y el comodín rítmico y métrico, contienen muchas veces, un doble sentido insinuante...

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

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

    2016-01-01

    In this data article, we determined the concentration levels of heavy metals including Pb, Co, Cd, Mn, Mg, Fe and Cu as well as selected anions including NO3− , NO2−, PO4−3 and SO4−2 in the most used and popular herbal distillates in Iran. It is well known that heavy metals may pose a serious health hazard due to their bioaccumulation throughout the trophic chain (“Heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Ni and Pb) content in two fish species of Persian Gulf in Bushehr Port, Iran” (Dobaradaran et al., 2013) [1...

  20. Evaluation of Spam Impact on Arabic Websites Popularity

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    Mohammed N. Al-Kabi

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The expansion of the Web and its information in all aspects of life raises the concern of how to trust information published on the Web especially in cases where publisher may not be known. Websites strive to be more popular and make themselves visible to search engines and eventually to users. Website popularity can be measured using several metrics such as the Web traffic (e.g. Website: visitors’ number and visited page number. A link or page popularity refers to the total number of hyperlinks referring to a certain Web page. In this study, several top ranked Arabic Websites are selected for evaluating possible Web spam behavior. Websites use spam techniques to boost their ranks within Search Engine Results Page (SERP. Results of this study showed that some of these popular Websites are using techniques that are considered spam techniques according to Search Engine Optimization guidelines.

  1. Popular Theatre: A Useful Process for Adult Educators.

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    Bates, Reid A.

    1996-01-01

    Four types of theatre uses in adult education are theatre for education, for development, for conscientization, and popular theatre. The latter involves a group's interpretive study of its own social, economic, cultural, and political conditions, leading to collective action. (SK)

  2. Environmental Popular Education and Indigenous Social Movements in India.

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    Kapoor, Dip

    2003-01-01

    Environmental popular education helps shape indigenous social movements in India through a continual process of reflection and action that connects concerns about ecological degradation, subsistence, and marginalization. (Contains 56 references.) (SK)

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

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

  4. Incorporating popularity in a personalized news recommender system

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    Nirmal Jonnalagedda

    2016-06-01

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

  5. Resistance to Western Popular and Pop-Culture in India

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    Algis Mickūnas

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The essay is designed to present the phenomena of popular culture, its difference from pop culture, both products of modern West, and their impact on film and advertisement media in India. First, the discussion focuses on the Critical School which proposed the initial thesis of commodification of culture with a resultant “lowering” of standards to appeal to “the masses”, and an appeal to the “average” tastes. In the essay an argument is presented that pop culture is a “critique” of popular culture and is an elitist position attempting to shock popular mores and media content. Given this setting, it is argued that while India has followed both the globalizing popular and pop cultures, neither are adequate to encompass Indian media, specifically their film content.

  6. Chun Doo Hwan's Manipulation of the Kwangju Popular Uprising

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    Sohn, Donald

    1998-01-01

    Many scholars and journalists point to the tragic events that occurred in the Kwangju Popular Uprising as a pronounced materialization of the dependent nature of the relationship between U.S. and South Korea...

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

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    Bodil Axelsson

    2012-06-01

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

  8. The Process’s Effectiveness in Popular Actions

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    Alencar, Rafael Vieira de; Albuquerque, Felipe Braga

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this work the study of the limits and possibilities of the known " general power of realization of judicial protection ". Concomitantly were delineated the structural goals of executory judge's powers, notably with the aim of establishing a study related to the procedure of displaying documents in popular action, the application of a daily fine for noncompliance and the presumption of veracity of the facts narrated in the popular original. As regards the methodology, it has been ca...

  9. Interactions between contemporary American independent cinema and popular music culture

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    Nicholls, Matthew

    2011-01-01

    In recent years, many American independent films have become increasingly engaged with popular music culture and have used various forms of pop music in their soundtracks to various effects. Disparate films from a variety of genres use different forms of popular music in different ways, however these negotiations with pop music and its cultural surroundings have one true implication: that the 'independentness' (or 'indieness') of these movies is informed, anchored and embellished by their rel...

  10. The Reflection of Israeli Society in Popular War Songs

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    festivals , musicals and movies (e.g. Woodstock Festival and the movie and the musical Hair). Rock music became more popular and it integrated into...history. The country’s best writers wrote songs and the best singers sang them in the most popular festivals and media channels. The collective...from a variety of angles. In addition to the plain text, it will pay attention to the music and the arrangement. It will examine the song’s

  11. Emergence of Long-Term Memory in Popularity

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

    2017-01-01

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

  12. Cognitive science in popular film: the Cognitive Science Movie Index.

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    Motz, Benjamin

    2013-10-01

    HAL 9000. Morpheus. Skynet. These household names demonstrate the strong cultural impact of films depicting themes in cognitive science and the potential power of popular cinema for outreach and education. Considering their wide influence, there is value to aggregating these movies and reflecting on their renderings of our field. The Cognitive Science Movie Index (CSMI) serves these purposes, leveraging popular film for the advancement of the discipline. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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

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

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

  14. Skinny blues: Karen Carpenter, anorexia nervosa and popular music

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    McKay, George

    2018-01-01

    This article discusses an extraordinary body in popular music, that belonging to the person with anorexia which is also usually a gendered body – female – and that of the singer or frontperson. I explore the relation between the anorexic body and popular music, which is more than simply look- ing at constructions of anorexia in pop. It involves contextually thinking about the (medical) history and the critical reception and representation, the place of anorexia across the creative industries ...

  15. Sex Role Identity, Communication Skills, and Group Popularity

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    Loredana Ivan

    2017-01-01

    Using two groups of undergraduate students (N = 71) the present paper argues about the importance of sex role identity (Bem, 1981) as a potential predictor of group popularity. The results show that participants with psychological androgine identity tend to use better their communication skills and become popular among their peers. Contray to previous studies (e.g. Hall, 1984; Saarni, 1999) focused on gender gap in communication skills, the current study emphasis on the importance of the sex ...

  16. Pulp fictions of medieval England: Essays in popular romance

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    McDonald, Nicola

    2004-01-01

    Middle English popular romance is the most audacious and compendious testimony to the imaginary world of the English Middle Ages. Yet, with few exceptions, it remains under read and under studied. Pulp fictions of medieval England demonstrates that popular romance merits and rewards serious critical attention and that it is crucial to our understanding of the complex and conflicted world of medieval England. Pulp fictions of medieval England comprises ten essays on individual romances that, w...

  17. Shinsengumi - a historical and modern popular culture phenomenon

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    Rinkevičiūtė, Laura

    2016-01-01

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

  18. Popular Culture and the Rituals of American Football

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    2001-01-01

    In his article, "Popular Culture and the Rituals of American Football," Mark Axelrod reflects on meanings of cultural practice in American popular culture. Before globalization -- driven by economics -- became a fact of life with profound implications, there were myths and rituals that provided a kind of insulation from the mysteries of life. These practices were ritualized by "primitive" men and women who, seemingly, did not understand the universe as well as we moderns do. But in fact one o...

  19. 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.

  20. Popularity Evaluation Model for Microbloggers Online Social Network

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    Xia Zhang

    2014-01-01

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

  1. 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

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available 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 aglomerado, llevada a cabo en octubre de 2009 por el Grupo Estudios del Trabajo de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, en el marco de un proyecto en convenio con la OIT. Esta fuente primaria fue complementada por entrevistas telefónicas a destinatarios seleccionados. El acercamiento se efectuó a través de una exploración de las trayectorias formativas seguidas por los destinatarios, de la valoración que ha tenido la capacitación respecto a la mejora sobre su empleabilidad y de la tarea de vinculación entre demandantes y oferentes que realiza la Oficina de Empleo. Entre los principales resultados se detectaron gran proporción de beneficiarios sin una trayectoria formativa que los califique sobre un oficio, percepciones negativas respecto a su empleabilidad y situaciones de inactividad. El documento deja planteada la necesidad de optimizar las tareas de orientación y vinculación al mercado de trabajo para mejorar la situación del grupo bajo análisis.This paper is aimed to analyze whether the participation of beneficiaries in the Training and Employment Insurance improved their employability. In particular, the relationship between training and employment of this group, as an approach to measuring the effect of this labor market policy in Mar del Plata, will be examined. The information come from the "Survey of Informality and Beneficiaries of Social Programs" collected in Mar del Plata

  2. Validation of the plan of handling of hospital accustomed to waste of the Costa Rica Box of the Public Health; Validacion del plan de manejo de desechos solidos hospitalarios de la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social

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    Salazar Monge, F J

    1999-07-01

    , vehiculos de transporte y recipientes, equipo de proteccion personal, horario y ruta de recoleccion y recicle. Esta situacion representa un grave peligro para la salud de la poblacion y el medio ambiente pues se le expone a agentes infecciosos sustancias toxicas e incluso productos radiactivos que se generan en los residuos de los centros de salud. En este trabajo se proponen mejoras al sistema de manejo de desechos solidos del hospital Calderon Guardia, y se evaluo cada uno de los puntos mencinados anteriormente. Se hizo una revision acerca de las propiedades, la calidad y la cantidad de los desechos solidos producidos y un diagnostico de la situacion actual en este centro de salud. Las mejoras propuestas se basan en el prograna regional de desechos solidos hospitalarios, convenio ALA 91/33 (este fue elaborado en 1997 por una iniciativa de cooperacion entre la Union Europea y los Gobiernos de Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua y Panama) y las Normas para el Manejo de Desechos Solidos Peligrosos en Establecimientos de Salud (elaborado por la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social). Ademas se exponen sus ventajas y desventajas y se realiza un analisis comparativo entre el plan de manejo propuesto en estos documentos y el que se utiliza actualmente en el hospital Calderon Guardia. Algunos de los problemas detectados son: falta de equipo de proteccion personal, no se utilizan los recipientes adecuados, almacenamiento de desechos dentro del hospital, los vehiculos utilizados en el transporte interno no son los mas adecuados, mala organizacion del centro de acopio, entre otros. (author)

  3. Perceived popularity of adolescents who use weapons in violence and adolescents who only carry weapons.

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    Wallace, Lacey N

    2017-01-01

    Prior research has found that persistently delinquent youth or more violent youth were less popular than their less delinquent peers (Young, 2013). However, recent research has also found that weapon carrying is associated with being more popular in adolescence (Dijkstra et al., 2010). The present paper examines the perceived popularity of adolescents who carry weapons in comparison to those who both carry and use weapons in acts of violence or threatened violence. Data consist of two waves from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Analyses use OLS regression with lagged predictors. This paper found no differences in number of friends between weapon carriers and weapon users. However, among both male and female gang members, those who did not use or carry weapons (abstainers) named significantly fewer friends than weapon users. Among females, weapon abstainers both named and were named by significantly more people than weapon users. These differences were not observed for males. Implications of these results and directions for future research are discussed.

  4. Transmissão da política monetária pelos canais de tomada de risco e de crédito: uma análise considerando os seguros contratados pelos bancos e o spread de crédito no Brasil

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    Debora Pereira Tavares

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta uma contribuição pioneira para a literatura sobre mecanismos de transmissão da política monetária pelos canais do crédito e de tomada de risco ao analisar a influência da política monetária sobre o processo de contratação de seguro referente às perdas com operações de concessão de crédito bancário às pessoas físicas e investigar o impacto exercido pela contratação desta modalidade de seguro sobre o spread de crédito no Brasil. Os resultados indicam que: i políticas monetárias influenciam o prêmio do seguro de crédito; e ii existe uma relação positiva entre o prêmio de seguro e o spread, sugerindo que o spread de crédito é sensível ao montante de seguros pagos pelas entidades financeiras.

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

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    James Cuenca

    2016-03-01

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

  6. Las acciones ambientales en el derecho argentino. Amparo ambiental y acción popular

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    María Laura Peluffo

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    Full Text Available Las acciones ambientales intentan tanto la recomposición del ambiente como el resarcimiento de los daños y perjuicios. Existen distintas acciones a través de las cuales se ha intentado acceder a la justicia a los fines de la tutela del derecho al ambiente sano de acuerdo con las disposiciones del artículo 41 de la Constitución nacional, y ello se ha prestado a diversas interpretaciones. El constituyente argentino previó una acción colectiva frente a un derecho de incidencia colectiva a todos los titulares del mismo, y el legislador, al reglamentar la prescripción constitucional, no legitima a cualquiera que no sea el titular del derecho a ejercer una acción, porque se trataría de una acción popular, y en Argentina no existe la misma.

  7. Análisis de la actuación de Estados Unidos y la ONU en Somalia en la creación de un entorno seguro para asistencia humanitaria. (1992-1995)

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    Valderrama Franco, Julieth Katherine

    2012-01-01

    La creación de un entorno seguro para otorgar la ayuda humanitaria a la población somalí, fue un desafío de proporciones internacionales, en el que la máxima potencia del mundo, Estados y organizaciones, vieron fracasar todos los proyectos tanto en forma de ayudas como en estrategias y operaciones. Las razones de este fracaso de carácter mundial, debido a que representó una amenaza para la paz y la seguridad internacional, todavía se pueden evidenciar en Somalia; este país continúa siendo un...

  8. Implementación de un sistema de automatización de reportes de obligaciones de inversión para una compañía de seguros

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    Yurivilca Montes, Ronald Nelson; Yurivilca Montes, Ronald Nelson

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    El presente informe muestra la implementación de una herramienta tecnológica para automatizar los reportes de Obligaciones de Inversión y Requerimientos Mínimos Patrimoniales realizadas por el área de Inversiones y Riesgos en una compañía de seguros. Se seleccionaron 2 Alternativas de solución y se evaluaron según los criterios que se definieron para cubrir la necesidad del alcance definido, El primero fue el adquirir una solución existente en el mercado y poder adaptarlo a los requerimien...

  9. Diseño de un seguro para reducir el riesgo ante las variaciones de los precios de las acciones en la bolsa de valores de lima y desarrollar el Mercado de capitales

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    Bacigalupo Pozo, Juan Alberto

    2016-01-01

    La presente tesis, tuvo por objetivo diseñar un seguro para reducir el riesgo de los inversionistas por las variaciones de precios en el mercado de acciones en la Bolsa de Valores de Lima y a partir de ello, desarrollar el mercado de capitales. Esto se hizo posible a través de la aplicación de la hoja de encuesta a los inversionistas seleccionados (utilizando el criterio de exclusión); asimismo, se desarrolló un modelo econométrico y se ejecutó una simulación aleatoria para pro...

  10. AL Amyloidosis

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    Desport Estelle

    2012-08-01

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

  11. Al-Qaeda-Syria (AQS): An Al-Qaeda Affiliate Case Study

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    Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict CT Counterterrorism FF Foreign Fighter FSA Free Syrian Army GEC Global Engagement Center HTS Hay’at...war as an opportunity for the global jihadist movement, an opportunity that paralleled the one Iraq had offered a decade earlier.11 He was initially...Zawahiri’s vision of Al-Qaeda franchises oriented toward winning popular support. When al-Zawahiri published his “General Guidelines for Jihad” in

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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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    Juárez-Ocaña, Servando; González-Miranda, Guadalupe; Mejía-Aranguré, Juan Manuel; Rendón-Macías, Mario Enrique; Martínez-García, María del Carmen; Fajardo-Gutiérrez, Arturo

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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

  15. 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.

  16. Maquinas virtuais em ambientes seguros

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    Resumo: Desde o início da computação a idéia de máquinas virtuais vem sendo aplicada para estender o multiprocessamento, multi-programação e multi-acesso, tornando os sistemas multi-ambiente. O contínuo aumento no poder de processamento dos computadores fez com que máquinas muito rápidas estivessem ao alcance de qualquer usuário, surgindo PCs com processamento, espaço em disco e memória suficiente para comportar mais de um sistema compartilhando o mesmo hardware. Basicamente, o objetivo das m...

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

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    Bowker, Julie C.; Etkin, Rebecca G.

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2018-01-01

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

  19. Understanding the Exhibitionary Characteristics of Popular Music Museums

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    Charles Fairchild

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The literature on the popular music museum has primarily focused on the study of heritage and cultural memory with a secondary focus on tourism. Given the unprecedented expansion of the museum sector worldwide in recent decades, which has produced an increasing number of major museums dedicated to popular music, it is an opportune time to expand this range of analytical concerns. Specifically, the development of popular music museums has not yet been closely examined within the broader historical trajectory of the so-called ‘new museum.’ This article seeks to outline the range of exhibitionary types commonly used in a range of high-profile popular music museums in pursuit of this line of inquiry. The goal is not simply to produce a generic survey or typology of displays, but to place the use of different forms of museum display within the specific historical trajectory that has produced steadily larger numbers of these kinds of museums in recent years. I organize these exhibitionary types into two broad streams of museum exhibition practice implied in the historical survey presented here: a populist-vernacular stream of museum display and an institutional-educational one. I seek to place the exhibitionary practices of contemporary popular music museums in a broader and longer trajectory of similar practices in order to get a more grounded sense of the more important characteristics of these kinds of museums.

  20. 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

    2011-04-01

    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.

  1. 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

    2009-01-01

    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

  2. Ideological and political conflicts about popular music in Serbia

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    Đurković Miša

    2004-01-01

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

  3. Analysis of user activities on popular medical forums

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

    2017-10-01

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

  4. O Banco Popular Português do Porto

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    Hugo Silveira Pereira

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Mary Ryan

    2014-10-01

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

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

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    Titov, M; The ATLAS collaboration; Záruba, G; De, K

    2012-01-01

    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...

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

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    INSPIRE-00545541; Charpentier, Philippe; Ustyuzhanin, Andrey

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

  8. 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...

  9. Impact Factors and Prediction of Popular Topics in a Journal

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    Nielsen, M B; Seitz, K.

    2016-01-01

    been on peripheral nerves 23. Surprisingly many good scientific papers on obstetrics/fetal US and musculoskeletal US have low citation rates 24 25 26. Our predictions for 2016 based on the topics of submitted articles in the last 12 months are that CEUS and elastography will continue to be popular...... topics.It is also worth mentioning that there can be a discrepancy between which titles are cited and which are accessed online. In addition to international guidelines, our CME articles are usually popular according to online access. CME articles are well established educational papers...... and recommendations is important to UIM/EJU. Although we see popular topics like CEUS and elastography, it is not possible to predict which articles will be read or even cited based on the topic, with multicenter studies being the exception....

  10. Borgesian Libraries and Librarians in Television Popular Culture

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    Iana Konstantinova

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In the works of Jorge Luis Borges, the library appears frequently as a metaphor representative of life and its secrets. It becomes a metaphysical location, posing questions about the nature of time, life, and the universe itself. The librarian becomes a metaphysical figure, leading the search for answers to life’s questions. This article examines the way in which the Borgesian library metaphor has crossed over from the realm of literature into the realm of popular television. By examining two episodes of the BBC series Doctor Who , the TNT franchise The Librarian , and several episodes of Joss Whedon’s cult television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer , it demonstrates that the metaphysical questions posed by the library and its librarian in Borges’s short stories are quite similar to the metaphysical questions posed by the library and its librarians in popular television, demonstrating that the Borgesian library has crossed over into the realms of popular culture.

  11. Misrepresentation of UK homicide characteristics in popular culture.

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

    2014-03-01

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

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

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    Roberts, Daniel L; Vargas, Bert B

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2017-01-01

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

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

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    Ying Hu

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

  15. La intertextualidad en la copla popular de México

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    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. Intertextuality in traditional and popular poetry arises as a result of two phenomena. Firtstly, is the emergence of a new song as a parody of another (contrahechas); and, secon...

  16. 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

  17. Local Variation of Hashtag Spike Trains and Popularity in Twitter

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    Sanlı, Ceyda; Lambiotte, Renaud

    2015-01-01

    We draw a parallel between hashtag time series and neuron spike trains. In each case, the process presents complex dynamic patterns including temporal correlations, burstiness, and all other types of nonstationarity. We propose the adoption of the so-called local variation in order to uncover salient dynamical properties, while properly detrending for the time-dependent features of a signal. The methodology is tested on both real and randomized hashtag spike trains, and identifies that popular hashtags present regular and so less bursty behavior, suggesting its potential use for predicting online popularity in social media. PMID:26161650

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. Popularity and Relevance of Science Education and Scientific Literacy

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    Graeber, Wolfgang; Blonder, Ron; Bolte, Claus

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    White, Ashanti

    2012-01-01

    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

  2. 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...

  3. The First World War in Popular Music since 1958

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

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

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    Maria Cecília Sobral

    2007-09-01

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

  5. The Roles of Popular Music in Video Games

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    Frydenlund, Jørgen

    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 ...

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

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    2012-01-01

    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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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)

  9. Personalized Popular Blog Recommender Service for Mobile Applications

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    Tsai, Pei-Yun; Liu, Duen-Ren

    Weblogs have emerged as a new communication and publication medium on the Internet for diffusing the latest useful information. Providing value-added mobile services such as blog articles is increasingly important to attract mobile users to mobile commerce. There are, however, a tremendous number of blog articles, and mobile users generally have difficulty in browsing weblogs. Accordingly, providing mobile users with blog articles that suit their interests is an important issue. Very little research, however, focuses on this issue. In this work, we propose a Customized Content Service on a mobile device (m-CCS) to filter and push blog articles to mobile users. The m-CCS can predict the latest popular blog topics by forecasting the trend of time-sensitive popularity of weblogs. Furthermore, to meet the diversified interest of mobile users, m-CCS further analyzes users’ browsing logs to derive their interests, which are then used to recommend their preferred popular blog topics and articles. The prototype system of m-CCS demonstrates that the system can effectively recommend mobile users desirable blog articles with respect to both popularity and personal interests.

  10. Copper and lead levels in two popular leafy vegetables grown ...

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    A study was carried out to determine the levels of two heavy metals, Lead (Pb) and Copper (Cu), in two popular leafy vegetables grown around Morogoro Municipality in Tanzania. Vegetable samples of Pumpkin leaves ( Cucurbita moschata) and Chinese cabbage ( Brassica chinensis) were collected from three sites and ...

  11. 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.…

  12. Popular Culture in Transglossic Language Practices of Young Adults

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    Sultana, Shaila; Dovchin, Sender

    2017-01-01

    Based on virtual conversations drawn from two separate intensive ethnographic studies in Bangladesh and Mongolia, we show that popular cultural texts play a significant role in young adults' heteroglossic language practices. On the one hand, they borrow voices from cultural texts and cross the boundaries of language, i.e., codes, modes, and…

  13. Nigerian popular films: copyright and originality | Effiong | Lwati: A ...

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    This essay attempts to examine the effect of copyright activities on Nigerian popular films. To an extent, it is to show how these activities have affected the distribution of films produced by Nigerians and the rising wave of returning to the cinema halls. Movie producers have expressed disappointment in the loss of their ...

  14. Popularity prediction tool for ATLAS distributed data management

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    Beermann, T; Maettig, P; Stewart, G; Lassnig, M; Garonne, V; Barisits, M; Vigne, R; Serfon, C; Goossens, L; Nairz, A; Molfetas, A

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes a popularity prediction tool for data-intensive data management systems, such as ATLAS distributed data management (DDM). It is fed by the DDM popularity system, which produces historical reports about ATLAS data usage, providing information about files, datasets, users and sites where data was accessed. The tool described in this contribution uses this historical information to make a prediction about the future popularity of data. It finds trends in the usage of data using a set of neural networks and a set of input parameters and predicts the number of accesses in the near term future. This information can then be used in a second step to improve the distribution of replicas at sites, taking into account the cost of creating new replicas (bandwidth and load on the storage system) compared to gain of having new ones (faster access of data for analysis). To evaluate the benefit of the redistribution a grid simulator is introduced that is able replay real workload on different data distributions. This article describes the popularity prediction method and the simulator that is used to evaluate the redistribution.

  15. Sourcing data in popular music research in Nigeria | Ogisi | OGIRISI ...

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    The dependence of popular music on the media for its dissemination throws up a new set of challenges for scholars operating with traditional music and art music. However being music he/she still has to investigate the time tested sources along with new sources that are now usually used or looked up to for data. However ...

  16. Classical Pop: Documenting Popular Musical Culture in Library Audio Collections.

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    Tarakan, Sheldon Lewis

    1983-01-01

    Discusses the library's role in developing a classical pop collection (defined as that music which is best representative of an era, event, or recognizable cultural trend). Popular culture, establishing the collection, funding, and archives are highlighted. A 230-item discography, addresses of five record companies, and 14 references are appended.…

  17. The global popularity of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

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    Frank M. Dattilio

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This article addresses the efficacy of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and the increasing global popularity of the approach among various cultures with a broad range of emotional and behavioral disorders. The article specifically discusses future direction in the field and implications for practitioners in various cultures.

  18. Perceptual Effects of Dynamic Range Compression in Popular Music Recordings

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    Hjortkjær, Jens; Walther-Hansen, Mads

    2014-01-01

    There is a widespread belief that the increasing use of dynamic range compression in music mastering (the loudnesswar) deteriorates sound quality but experimental evidence of perceptual effects is lacking. In this study, normal hearing listeners were asked to evaluate popular music recordings in ...

  19. 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…

  20. 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.