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  1. Nikolaj Nikolaevic Bogolyubov Festschrift Bogolyubov (Nikolaj Nikolaevic) on his 90th birthday

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    Bogolyubov, A N

    1999-01-01

    Nikolaj Nikolaevic Bogolyubov, theoretical physicist and mathematician, who contributed to the microscopic theory of superfluidity; also contributed to theory of elementary particles, including the S-matrix and dispersion relations, and to nonlinear mechanics and the general theory of dynamical systems

  2. Migrating Fabulous Half-Birds? Sirens and Sirin

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    Molina Moreno, Francisco

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo examinamos las relaciones entre las sirenas de la mitología clásica y el ave Sirin del folklore ruso. A pesar de las similitudes entre los nombres y la fisonomía de esos seres imaginarios, existen también algunas llamativas diferencias, que pueden deberse al influjo de otras creencias populares eslavas. Sugerimos que criaturas parecidas a las sirenas podían existir ya en el folklore eslavo antes de que los eslavos tuvieran noticia de las sirenas de la mitología clásica.

  3. Sloveenia arhitektuurist / Andrej Hrausky, Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič ; intervjueerinud Mait Väljas

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    Hrausky, Andrej

    2011-01-01

    Sloveenia kaasaegse arhitektuuri näitus Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseumis 21. aug.-ni 2011. Eksponeeritud 36 objekti on valminud vahemikus 1999-2009. Näituse kuraatorid: Andrej Hrausky, Maja Ivanič. 7. juulil andis arhitekt Andrej Hrausky ülevaate Sloveenia 20. sajandi arhitektuurist, Aljoša Dekleva ja Tina Gregorič tutvustasid oma loomingut. Intervjuu arhitektidega, ka nende muljeid eesti arhitektuurist

  4. Sloveenia arhitektuurist / Andrej Hrausky, Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič ; intervjueerinud Mait Väljas

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    Hrausky, Andrej

    2011-01-01

    Sloveenia kaasaegse arhitektuuri näitus Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseumis 21. aug.-ni 2011. Eksponeeritud 36 objekti on valminud vahemikus 1999-2009. Näituse kuraatorid: Andrej Hrausky, Maja Ivanič. 7. juulil andis arhitekt Andrej Hrausky ülevaate Sloveenia 20. sajandi arhitektuurist, Aljoša Dekleva ja Tina Gregorič tutvustasid oma loomingut. Intervjuu arhitektidega, ka nende muljeid eesti arhitektuurist

  5. The seduction of the Other: dynamics of desire in Nostalghia by Andrej Tarkovskij

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    Paolo Lago

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This study is aimed at investigating the dynamics of desire, also linked to the theme of the gaze, as it can be found in the film Nostalghia (1983 by Andrej Tarkovskij. First of all, the study will analyze the desire of Gorčakov, the main character, to see his remote Russia and its slow focus, thanks to the encounter with the 'crazy' marginalized Domenico, on the will to bring a candlelight from one side to the other of an ancient thermal pool. Through an approach mainly related to thematic criticism (halfway between cinema and literature we will try to demonstrate the interrelationships, from the point of view of seduction and analysis of fetish objects, between the desire of the protagonist and that of Domenico. Using also some means of social critique offered by Michel Foucault, we shall obtain results never previously analyzed by critical studies on Tarkovskij and Nostalghia.

  6. Andrej Gelasimov. Nežnyj vozrast (Una tenera età. Presentazione

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    Valentina Rossi

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Before publishing novels, Andrej Gelasimov (1966- was an author of longer short stories (povesti in Russian. With his first povesti he won many literary prizes and the favour of critics. Gelasimov has been praised for his brilliant stylistic mixture of colloquialism and humour, which gives freshness and immediacy to his prose. One of his stories, “Nežnyj vozrast” (2000, here published in Italian as “Una tenera età”, offers a good example of the aforementioned technique. By means of the private journal of a 14-year-old Russian teenager, the author unravels the story of the encounter between the young boy and an aged music teacher.

  7. Andrej Belyj. Sinfonia (2-a, la drammatica. E il tempo scorreva senza sosta…

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    Giuseppina Giuliano

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Andrej Belyj (1913-1914, esordisce nel 1902 con un’opera che inaugura in Russia il genere letterario della sinfonia. Nell’introduzione a Sinfonia (2-a, la drammatica Belyj spiega che l’opera «ha tre significati: uno musicale, uno satirico e uno ideologico-simbolico».  Dal «significato musicale», che porta l’autore a «dividere la sinfonia in parti, le parti in frammenti e i frammenti in versi (frasi musicali», nasce il genere misto di prosa e poesia di cui Belyj si serve per enfatizzare il contenuto mistico, satirico e grottesco dell’opera, che caratterizzerà poi anche Pietroburgo. Nella Seconda sinfonia}Belyj prende di mira i gruppi di mistici che andavano formandosi all’inizio del Novecento a Mosca e Pietroburgo, citando esplicitamente o raffigurando velatamente personaggi reali del mondo della letteratura, dell’arte e della filosofia, come Vladimir Solov’ev (1853-1900, Dmitrij Merežkovskij (1865-1941 e altri.  Motivi strettamente autobiografici vengono così presentati sotto forma di immagini grottesche e iperboliche, alternate a momenti di estremo lirismo. Al «significato musicale» è legata anche la particolare scansione del tempo in cui si dispiega la trama dell’opera, che inizia con il lento trascorrere di un’intera giornata e accelera poi nel passare dei mesi e delle stagioni per ritornare, ciclicamente e drammaticamente, al punto di partenza. Questo procedimento artistico è ben sintetizzato in uno dei leitmotive dell’opera: «E il tempo scorreva senza sosta, e nello scorrere del tempo si rifletteva l’Eternità brumosa». Andrei Bely (1880-1934, poet, novelist, theorist and literary critic of the Russian Symbolist movement, author of the famous novel in rhythmic prose Petersburg (1913-1914, made his literary debut in 1902 with a work introducing in Russia a new literary genre, the symphony. In the introduction to The Dramatic Symphony, Bely explains that the work «has three meanings: a musical

  8. Henri Bergson - le maître à penser de l'æuvre romanesque d'Andrej Capuder

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    Boštjan Marko Turk

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La présente étude se donne pour objectif de porter un regard critique sur les éléments du bergsonisme présents dans lʼensemble de lʼoeuvre romanesque dʼAndrej Capuder. En effet, ses romans sont ancrés dans lʼexpérience de la durée vécue ou la subjectivité, basée sur la négation du temps objectif que présente la coexistence de tous les termes bergsoniens impliqués dans lʼoeuvre. Le bergsonisme permet aux protagonistes de prendre, en sʼappuyant sur lʼélan vital, la conscience des aspects multiformes de leur propre personnalité face à lʼHistoire.

  9. Andrej Tarkovskij en France : le dernier exil européen du cinéaste

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    Nicolas Planchard

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Depuis le Lion d'or obtenu par L'Enfance d'Ivan à Venise en 1962, l'Europe médiatise les talents du cinéaste soviétique Andreï Tarkovski. De 1966 à 1986, c'est alors le festival de Cannes qui se mobilise en faveur de films mal aimés (Andreï Roublev, Stalker par les dirigeants d'URSS. Si Andrej Tarkovskij incarne la figure cinématographique de l'artiste russe, attaché à sa terre (les bois du Miroir et fier de ses racines spirituelles (le pouvoir des icônes, l'Europe constitue un territoire protecteur et hospitalier. Qu'il s'agisse de journalistes (Serge Daney pour Libération, d'institutions (festival de Cannes, Ministère français de la culture ou de personnalités du cinéma (Daniel Toscan du Plantier chez Gaumont, l'artiste est non seulement reconnu mais surtout soutenu à l'Ouest. Malgré les amples budgets de ses films soviétiques, les pressions idéologiques épuisent Tarkovskij qui finit par s'installer en Italie au milieu des années 1980. Refusant de rentrer à Moscou, le cinéaste est désormais épaulé par des comités de soutiens dans son combat pour faire sortir son fils d'URSS. Affrontant un grave cancer aux premiers jours de l'année 1986, l'artiste est soigné à Paris tandis que les autorités françaises facilitent la venue de son fils. Le réalisateur avait peu d'attaches personnelles avec la France mais c'est à Paris, parmi ses soutiens et ceux qui le tenaient pour un cinéaste de tout premier plan que Tarkovskij est enterré aux premiers jours de l'année 1987.

  10. Seminar Andrej Sacharov

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    De Rugula,A

    1984-01-01

    A l'occasion de son 63me anniversaire 2 orateurs rendent hommage à A.Sacharov, physicien russe et né à Moscou, pour ses accomplissements scientifiques et son courage. A.Sacharov a dénoncé les dangers de la radioactivité et a tenté de persuader les autorités soviétiques de supprimer une série de test après le developpement de la bombe atomique en 1949 et la bombe à hydrogène en 1953 par un groupe de chercheurs soviétiques. Il a obtenu le prix Nobel en 1975.

  11. “Delusion about History” as a Socio-Cultural Diagnosis of the 1960-1970s: Andrej Sinjavskij and Arkadij Belinkov

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    Илья Кукулин

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Arkadij Belinkov (1921-1970 and Andrej Sinjavskij (1925-1997 were not members of one literary movement, but their works are often considered jointly as samples of “dissident criticism”. In this article I hope to argue that they can both be interpreted as successors to the Russian Formalism methodology of the 1960s. But they used the results of philological interpretations to solve the existential problem – i.e. the self-identification of a subject in the historical process. It was necessary for Belinkov and Sinjavskij because they both rejected the Soviet (and Hegelian image of history as the teleologically aimed stream. Belinkov and Sinjavskij independently invented the new – personal and existential – justification of the history of culture.

  12. “I rework old masters whose copyright has expired.” Molière's The Miser and The Imaginary Invalid in the Plays by Andrej Rozman

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    Tone Smolej

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper examines Andrej Rozman’s creative reception of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière’s come- dies The Miser and The Imaginary Invalid. The Miser, which had been translated into Slovenian a number of times, was recast in 2007 by the Slovenian comedy writer as a comic one-man play featuring Harpagon as an entrepreneur, who discusses many topical Slovenian problems in front of the audience, with occasional allusions to his son and daughter, whom he wants to marry off according to his economic interests. In this modern version, everything is explained and solved by the daughter’s phone call. In 2011, The Imaginary Invalid inspired another of Rozman’s plays, Hiphophondrija, which features the family father as a chatty tycoon. Closest to the original is the scene with the yo- ung doctor. Both texts are travesties, rendering Molière’s plots in a lower register and setting them in contemporary Slovenia. On the other hand, certain scenes which come closest to Molière are couched in ‘precious’ idiom.

  13. Le limus rédempteur de Andrej Tarkovski

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    Paolo Mottana

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Le cinéma de Tarkovski est riche de présences symboliques. L'essai rend, à travers le contact prolongé et fidèle aux différentes oeuvres du metteur en scène russe, la constellation de ses éléments archetipiques et de ses figures les plus significatives. Le dialogue terre-eau, le travail du feu, la récurrence de l'arbre, du bois, de l'enfance, le flux lent du temps, la phenomenologie poétique de la maison. Dans le cinéma de Tarkovski on se perd, son oeuvre, un vrai opus magnus alchimique, est un voyage dans la survivance d'un halètement mystique profondément incarné dans la matière terrestre. Son parcours circulaire, de l'arbre brûlé d'Ivan à ce qui renaît à la fin du Sacrifice miraculeusement, c'est une cheville fondamentale pour pouvoir expérimenter la puissance de l'imagination créatrice quand encore elle est l' expression d'une sensibilité inspirée à l'âme du monde".

  14. Vita sul fronte : convergenze e divergenze letterarie di due diari di guerra : Carlo Salsa e Andrej Čebokli

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    David Bandelli

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Il presente contributo tratta due testi della letteratura italiana e slovena, nati durante la prima guerra mondiale, entrambi direttamente provenienti daile linee del fronte, ma da parti belliche opposte. Paragona le loro convergenze e divergenze e cerca di mostrare la loro comune provenienza dal Zeitgeist europeo del tempo. Cerca inoltre di dimostrare come entrambi i lavori, pur di diversa forma, possano entrambi far parte della cosiddetta letteratura memoaristica o diaristica.

  15. Prostori prezentacije: razstava kot praktični del D izbirnega predmeta, mentor doc. Andrej Brumen Čop

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    Stanonik, Jerneja; Pfajfar, Tjaša; Horvat, Uršolina; Pelko, Mateja; Škorjanc, Nika; Bat, Vesna; ROT, PETER; Matjašič, Eva; Leskovar, Katarina; Tomazin, Klara; Podlogar, Jana; Vrbavac, Marina

    2015-01-01

    Razstava Prostori prezentacije je dobila ime po D izbirnem predmetu, ki se je v tem šolskem letu na Oddelku za likovno pedagogiko izvajal prvič. Predmet je zasnovan kot množica teoretičnih in praktičnih vsebin, ki se tičejo problema prezentacije oziroma predstavitve. Pri tem so nam bile v pomoč misli teoretikov (B. Groys, J. Elkins, M. J. Jacob, J. Baas idr.), ki se ukvarjajo z opazovanjem spreminjanja prezentacij v sodobni umetnosti. Šli smo tudi na teren in si ogledali nekatere postavitve ...

  16. Nikolaj Ivanovič Nikolaev, La critica non ufficiale al «metodo formale» nella cultura russa degli anni ’20

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    Giuseppina Larocca

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available La complessa e multiforme storia del formalismo russo è da tempo oggetto di ricerche che ne mettono a nudo tanto le contraddizioni e dispute interne quanto l’intricata rete di relazioni con personalità di circoli e gruppi critico-letterari contemporanei. Lo studio che viene qui presentato in traduzione – la seconda di tre parti – mira a far luce sulla storia della critica non ufficiale al formalismo, ovvero sulla storia di tutti quegli intellettuali – singoli o appartenenti a precise correnti estetico-letterarie – che, ora a Mosca, ora a Pietrogrado/Leningrado, hanno offerto un’alternativa metodologica alla pratica critica del gruppo di Ėjchenbaum. Attenzione privilegiata viene qui riservata all’attività di studiosi come Grigorij Vinokur e Viktor Žirmunskij, così come anche a quella dei seguaci e allievi del filosofo Gustav Špet operanti presso la GAChN moscovita.

  17. Multibeam collection for CRUISE5: Multibeam data collected aboard Nikolaj Strakhov from 1987-05-18 to 1987-07-05, departing from Unknown Port and returning to Unknown Port

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  18. Multibeam collection for CRUISE10: Multibeam data collected aboard Nikolaj Strakhov from 1990-03-29 to 1990-06-01, departing from Unknown Port and returning to Unknown Port

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at...

  19. Ian Ingram: Next Animals

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    2015-01-01

    Ian Ingram: Next Animals is an exhibition catalogue presenting research on the work by Ian Ingram in relation to his exhibition Next Animals at Nikolaj Kunsthal in 2015.......Ian Ingram: Next Animals is an exhibition catalogue presenting research on the work by Ian Ingram in relation to his exhibition Next Animals at Nikolaj Kunsthal in 2015....

  20. Ian Ingram: Next Animals

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    2015-01-01

    Ian Ingram: Next Animals is an exhibition catalogue presenting research on the work by Ian Ingram in relation to his exhibition Next Animals at Nikolaj Kunsthal in 2015.......Ian Ingram: Next Animals is an exhibition catalogue presenting research on the work by Ian Ingram in relation to his exhibition Next Animals at Nikolaj Kunsthal in 2015....

  1. Book Review--Humanitarian Intelligence: A Practitioner’s Guide to Crisis Analysis and Design

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    Henry Prunckun

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Book Review of: "Humanitarian Intelligence: A Practitioner’s Guide to Crisis Analysis and Design" by Andrej Zwitter, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland, 2016, hardcover, 232 pages, ISBN–9781442249486 Reviewed by Henry Prunckun

  2. Cozy up to a winter of reading

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    2005-01-01

    Tutvustus: Pumpurs, Andrejs. Bearslayer. Hamburg : A. Cropley, 2005 ; Mason, P. M. Puppet maker. P. M. Mason, 2005 ; Estonian folktales : the heavenly wedding / koost. Piret Päär & Anne Türnpu. Tallinn : Varrak, 2005

  3. Cozy up to a winter of reading

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    2005-01-01

    Tutvustus: Pumpurs, Andrejs. Bearslayer. Hamburg : A. Cropley, 2005 ; Mason, P. M. Puppet maker. P. M. Mason, 2005 ; Estonian folktales : the heavenly wedding / koost. Piret Päär & Anne Türnpu. Tallinn : Varrak, 2005

  4. Vi er ikke robotter, hvis man kan sige det på den måde

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    Schweppenhäuser, Jakob

    2013-01-01

    We Are Not Robots, so to Speak. Digressive Drive through the Multipronged Fallible Art of Nikolaj Zeuthen As a singer, songwriter, comic artist, lyricist, novelist and playwright, Nikolaj Zeuthen has developed a characteristic artistic expression, which formally as well as thematically evokes...... a fundamental impression of fallibility: He sings out of tune, his comics are slipshod and the human beings who populate his universe struggle with everything from unemployment and receiving disappointing presents to deep and existential doubts and fears. The interrelations in relationships, between family...

  5. Intelligence: An Analysis of the American Experience from the Perspective of Critical Theory

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    Eris, Bahar

    2008-01-01

    In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the topic of "highly intelligent" children in Turkey (Baltas, 2006; Bozdag, 2001; Bumen, 2002; Demirel, Erdem & Basbay, 2006; Goleman, 2007; Kocer, 2005; Kulaksizoglu, Bilgili & Sirin, 2004; Onay, 2006; Saban, 2005; Yavuz, 2001; Zohar & Marshall, 2004). However, the…

  6. Increases in Maternal Education and Low-Income Children's Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes

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    Harding, Jessica F.

    2015-01-01

    Although the strong link between maternal education and children's outcomes is one of the most well-established findings in developmental psychology (Reardon, 2011; Sirin, 2005), less is known about how young, low-income children are influenced by their mothers completing additional education. In this research, longitudinal data from the Head…

  7. Increases in Maternal Education and Low-Income Children's Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes

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    Harding, Jessica F.

    2015-01-01

    Although the strong link between maternal education and children's outcomes is one of the most well-established findings in developmental psychology (Reardon, 2011; Sirin, 2005), less is known about how young, low-income children are influenced by their mothers completing additional education. In this research, longitudinal data from the Head…

  8. 3rd ISDE Digital Earth Summit and 3rd International Conference on Cartography and GIS, Nessebar, Bulgaria, June 12–14, 2010

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    Temenoujka Bandrova

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A real proof of recognizing the quality and high level of the organized events was the auspices of the Bulgarian Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva. Both events were also supported by the mayor of Nessebar, Mr. Nikolaj Dimitrov. They have been reported about in international, national and regional media. Official partners were V1 Magazine, Geoconnexion International Magazine and Geomedia.

  9. Süvamuusika / Brigitta Davidjants

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    Davidjants, Brigitta, 1983-

    2006-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Nikolaus Harnoncourt "Handel: Messiah", Nikolaj Znaider "Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos", Evgeni Kissin "Scriabin, Medtener, Stravinsky", Glenn Kotche "Mobile", Emanuel Ax "Chopin: Ballades, Scherzos & Mazurkas", Yefim Bronfman, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra "Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3&4", Roger Waters "Ca Ira"

  10. DFB component production at IHEP complete

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    2007-01-01

    1. LHC project leader Lyn Evans receiving a model of a DFB from IHEP general director Nikolaj Tyurin.2. Collective photo of DFB celebration at IHEP. Participants from left: V. Sytchev, V. Benda, N. Tyurin, A. Zaytcev, L. Evans, A. Perin, R. van Weelderen, Ph. Trilhe, M. Genet, L. Tavian, Ph. Lebrun, A. Kleshov.

  11. With body and soul

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    Bech, Nikolaj Ilsted

    2002-01-01

    Aktuel Naturvidenskab(4):34-36. 2002 Short description: ?Man, has by evolution, been equipped with different systems of learning. Children and adults alike have a head as well as a body and both parts can be stimulated,? writes Nikolaj Ilsted Bech and Theresa Schilhab in this article from...

  12. With body and soul

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    Bech, Nikolaj Ilsted

    2002-01-01

    Aktuel Naturvidenskab(4):34-36. 2002 Short description: ?Man, has by evolution, been equipped with different systems of learning. Children and adults alike have a head as well as a body and both parts can be stimulated,? writes Nikolaj Ilsted Bech and Theresa Schilhab in this article from the Neu...... the Neuroscience, Cognition and Learning research consortium....

  13. Süvamuusika / Brigitta Davidjants

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    Davidjants, Brigitta, 1983-

    2006-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Nikolaus Harnoncourt "Handel: Messiah", Nikolaj Znaider "Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos", Evgeni Kissin "Scriabin, Medtener, Stravinsky", Glenn Kotche "Mobile", Emanuel Ax "Chopin: Ballades, Scherzos & Mazurkas", Yefim Bronfman, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra "Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3&4", Roger Waters "Ca Ira"

  14. Acromegaly according to the Danish National Registry of Patients: how valid are ICD diagnoses and how do patterns of registration affect the accuracy of registry data?

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    Dal J; Skou N; Nielsen EH; Jørgensen JOL; Pedersen L

    2014-01-01

    Jakob Dal,1 Nikolaj Skou,1 Eigil Husted Nielsen,2 Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen,1 Lars Pedersen3 1Department of Endocrinology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, 2Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, 3Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark Background: The incidence of acromegaly is uncertain, since population-based studies are few. In the absence of a specific acromegaly registry, the Danish National Registry of ...

  15. Binary Disassembly Block Coverage by Symbolic Execution vs. Recursive Descent

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    2012-03-01

    logical connectives, variables, quantifiers, functions and predicate symbols [dMB09]. Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT) problems are examples of these...Nikolaj Bjorner. Satisfiability Modulo Theories: An Appetizer. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 23–36, 2009. [Eag08] Chris Eagle. The IDA Pro...problem in symbolic execution-driven test generation for programs. In 19th IEEE Asian Test Symposium, pages 59–64, 2010. [KLMK10] Jae-Jin Kim, Seok- Young

  16. The effect of aged garlic extract on blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors in uncontrolled hypertensives: the AGE at Heart trial

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    Ried K; Travica N; Sali A

    2016-01-01

    Karin Ried,1–3 Nikolaj Travica,1 Avni Sali1 1National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Melbourne, 2Faculty of Health Science and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, 3Department of General Practice, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia Background: Hypertension affects 30% of adults worldwide. Garlic supplements have shown promise in the treatment of uncontrolled hypertension, and the mechanism of action is biologically plausible. Our trial is the first to assess the effe...

  17. De impact van Big Data op Internationale Betrekkingen

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    Zwitter, Andrej

    2015-01-01

    Big Data changes our daily lives, but does it also change international politics? In this contribution, Andrej Zwitter (NGIZ chair at Groningen University) argues that Big Data impacts on international relations in ways that we only now start to understand. To comprehend how Big Data influences worl

  18. Dream-land with Classic Higgs field, Dimensional Reduction and all that

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    Shirkov, D V

    2012-01-01

    This text, on the one hand, is related to the talk delivered at the Conference "Gauge Fields. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow", dedicated to the Andrej Slavnov 70th anniversary; on the other - in the form of a fairy tale - it summarizes some results of researches performed after this Fest, mainly due to discussion around the talk.

  19. Заметка об «Адмиралтействе» Осипа Мандельштама(A note on Osip Mandelstam’s “The Admiralty”

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    Erik Egeberg

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This short article discusses the relationship between Osip Mandelstam's poem "The Admiralty" and Andrej Belyj's novel "The Silver Dove". The author points out that both works contain an unusual metaphor whereby a building is compared to a ship. It is therefore possible that Mandelstam was influenced by Belyj's work, although conclusive evidence cannot be adduced.

  20. De impact van Big Data op Internationale Betrekkingen

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    Zwitter, Andrej

    Big Data changes our daily lives, but does it also change international politics? In this contribution, Andrej Zwitter (NGIZ chair at Groningen University) argues that Big Data impacts on international relations in ways that we only now start to understand. To comprehend how Big Data influences

  1. Union Spinning Mills - Cleaner Production option report

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    Wenzel, Henrik; Schneider, Zsig

    In October and November 2002 meetings were held between Union Spinning Mills and external consultants from the South African – Danish Cleaner Textile Production Project. Project participants from USM were: • From USM: Operations Director Johan Ferreira, Finishing Manager Anrico (Andrej) Kritzinger...

  2. CPAFFC Vice President Su Guang And His Party Visit Slovenia

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    2004-01-01

    <正>Invited by the Slovenia-China Friendship Association (SCFA), a CPAFFC delegation headed by its vice president Su Guang paid a goodwill visit to Slovenia from December 5 to 9, 2003. Mr. Tit Turnsek, ex-president of the SCFA, accompanied the delegation during its visit. The delegation met with Mr. Andrej

  3. CPAFFC Vice President Su Guang And His Party Visit Slovenia

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    LuHongwei; HaoXiaosong

    2004-01-01

    Invited by the Slovenia-China Friendship Association (SCFA), a CPAFFC delegation headed by its vice president Su Guang paid a goodwill visit to Slovenia from December 5 to 9,2003. Mr. Tit Turnsek, ex-president of the SCFA, accompanied the delegation during its visit. The delegation met with Mr. Andrej

  4. Creating Coherence in EU Internet Regulation

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    Savin, Andrej

    2014-01-01

    The internet presents regulators with an amorphous web of technical and legal issues with no simple solution. Andrej Savin, Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, says that the EU needs to develop a fluidity of process in order to tackle the big issues and cultivate the right legal...

  5. Aigars Grauba : filmi "Riia kaitsjad" polnud kerge teha / Aigars Grauba ; interv. Kristiina Davidjants

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    Grauba, Aigars

    2007-01-01

    Läti režissöör oma mängufilmist "Riia kaitsjad", mis käsitleb lätlaste 1919.a. novembrikuu lahingut Riia pärast Saksa ja Vene väe vastu (produtsent Andrejs Ekis). Filmi näidati eile Balti filmiturul Baltic Event Tallinnas

  6. Foreword

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    Andrej BEKEŠ

    2013-04-01

    In the fifth paper, We Have It too: A Strategy Which Helps to Grasp the Japanese Writing System for Students from Outside of the Chinese Character Cultural Zone, the author, Andrej BEKEŠ, argues for employment of analogy transfer strategies to help beginner learners of Japanese to overcome cognitive and affecctive blocade when facing the complexities of Japanese writing system.

  7. Aigars Grauba : filmi "Riia kaitsjad" polnud kerge teha / Aigars Grauba ; interv. Kristiina Davidjants

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    Grauba, Aigars

    2007-01-01

    Läti režissöör oma mängufilmist "Riia kaitsjad", mis käsitleb lätlaste 1919.a. novembrikuu lahingut Riia pärast Saksa ja Vene väe vastu (produtsent Andrejs Ekis). Filmi näidati eile Balti filmiturul Baltic Event Tallinnas

  8. Cohesion Metrics for Ontology Design and Application

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    Haining Yao

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Recently, domain specific ontology development has been driven by research on the Semantic Web. Ontologies have been suggested for use in many application areas targeted by the Semantic Web, such as dynamic web service composition and general web service matching. Fundamental characteristics of these ontologies must be determined in order to effectively make use of them: for example, Sirin, Hendler and Parsia have suggested that determining fundamental characteristics of ontologies is important for dynamic web service composition. Our research examines cohesion metrics for ontologies. The cohesion metrics examine the fundamental quality of cohesion as it relates to ontologies.

  9. The Danish Journal of Management and Business

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    Bukh, Per Nikolaj; Klausen, Kurt Klaudi; Minbaeva, Dana

    2015-01-01

    The editorial board of the Danish Journal of Management and Business has gone through a few recent changes. In 2014 the board was supplemented with professor Dana Minbaeva from Department of Strategic Management and Globalization at Copenhagen Business School and professor Niels Peter Mols from...... Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University. Further, from this issue the Journals Editorin-Chief, professor Flemming Poulfelt from Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School, will be stepping down from the editorial board and Per Nikolaj Bukh from Aalborg...

  10. Kaks kiirpilku draamaprogrammile / Andres Keil, Katrin Ruus

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    2006-01-01

    Balti teatrifestivalil "OmaDraama 2006" nähtud etendustest - Rudolfs Blaumanise ja Inga Abele "Kadunud poeg" Peteris Krilovsi lavastuses, Birute Mari monotükk "Poetess", ZUGA Ühendatud Tantsijate "Naine ja hunt", Merle Karusoo "Misjonärid", Mart Kivastiku- Hendrik Toompere "Põrgu Wärk", Anna Brigadere "P.S Pöialpoiss" Andrejs Jarovojs lavastuses ja Leedu Juozas Miltinise nim. Draamateatri "Sügis tuleb läbi metsa"

  11. Lamellar macular hole formation following vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair

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    Kabanarou SA; Feretis E; Xirou T; Kidess A; Xirou V; Kourentis C

    2012-01-01

    Tina Xirou, Andrej Kidess, Christina Kourentis, Vasiliki Xirou, Elias Feretis, Stamatina A KabanarouRetina Department, Hellenic Red Cross General Hospital, Athens, GreeceBackground: The purpose of this study was to investigate lamellar macular hole formation in six patients after rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair.Methods: A retrospective review of medical records of patients who underwent primary pars plana vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair was performed. Optical ...

  12. Development of Vocational Secondary School Students Competitiveness for Studies in the European Area of Higher Education

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    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT OF THE PROMOTION THESIS DEVELOPMENT OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ COMPETITIVENESS FOR STUDIES IN THE EUROPEAN AREA OF HIGHER EDUCATION The promotion thesis „Development of Vocational Secondary School Students’ Competitiveness for Studies in the European Area of Higher Education” in the field of general pedagogy of pedagogical science has been worked out by Olga Dementjeva under the supervision of Dr. chem. Professor Andrejs Rauhvargers at the Depart...

  13. SOME WORKS ON CHILDEREN’S PHILOSOPHY IN MODERN CHILDEREN’S LITERATURE / GÜNÜMÜZ ÇOCUK EDEBİYATINDAN SEÇİLMİŞ ÇOCUK FELSEFESİ ÖRNEKLERİ

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    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article, some works on children literature, which included children philosophy directly or indirectly by means of literary fiction, have been examined. The first work, Aşk Olsun Çocugum Aşk Olsun! of Mustafa Ruhi Sirin, is the first poem on children philosophy in Turkey. The second work, Sofi’nin Dünyası (Sofi’s World, is the novel of Jostein Gaarder that tells of the history of western philosophy through simple fiction. The processed third work is Küçük Prens (Small Prince by Antoine de Saint- Exupery. The last work, Gülibik, is a long story by Cetin Öner. To find out philosophical surface and deep structure in the literary works, the analytical methods of semiotics, text linguistics and pragmatics were used in this study.

  14. Materialitet og modalitet som didaktiske kategorier

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    Høegh, Tina

    2014-01-01

    English summary Materiality and modality as didactic categories The article is a response to articles by Nikolaj Frydensbjerg Elf, Thomas Illum-Hansen & Morten Misfeldt, and Leon Dalgas Jensen in this volume. The response discusses the apparent lack of didactic categories for materiality...... and modality in teaching practices, in subject didactics and in comparative subject didactics. The article problematizes the important findings and analyses concerning IT-teaching material described by Elf as well as Illum-Hansen & Misfeldt, and asks whether choices of modality and media......-materiality are an unreflective practise in respect to teaching targets, skills and subject specialized language as well as in respect to goals for student productions. The article asks whether the analysis of teaching materials could be qualified further by the two categories materiality and modality from multimodal analysis...

  15. Predicting treatment response in schizophrenia: The role of striatal and frontal dopamine D2/D3 receptor binding potential

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    Nørbak, Henrik; Wulff, Sanne; Nielsen, Mette Ødegaard

    group (Rho=-0,417 P=0,060). In the EPIcohort the mean PANSS total score was 70 at baseline and 48 at follow up. In the frontal cortex we found a positive correlation (Rho=0.56 P=0.003) between BP and change in positive symptom score for the whole group as well as in the subgroup treated with risperidone......Predicting treatment response in schizophrenia: the role of striatal and frontal dopamine D2/D3 receptor binding potential Authors: Henrik Nørbak-Emig, Sanne Wulff, Mette Ø. Nielsen, Hans Rasmussen, Egill Rostrup, Nikolaj Bak, Lars Pinborg, Claus Svarer, Lars Thorbjørn Jensen, Bjørn H. Ebdrup...... indirectly be expressed by the binding potential (BP) of dopamine receptors using Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) where low striatal BP is believed to reflect high dopamine availability. Aim to assess the association between D2 receptor BPs in antipsychotic-naïve first...

  16. Städtische Diskurse um Migration im Wandel. Integration, diversity und soziale Bewegungen in München und Berlin

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    Natalie Bayer

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Sowohl im Kontext der kommunalen Integrationspolitik als auch in der Stadtplanung, der Repräsentationspolitik und der regionalen Standort- und Wirtschaftspolitik ist das Thema ,Migration in den Städten‘ wieder auf die politische Agenda gesetzt worden. Doch der Gegenstand, die theoretischen Konzeptualisierungen und die Perspektivierungen sind oft uneindeutig und politisch umkämpft. Gerade auf stadtpolitischer Ebene haben sich zudem starke migrantische Organisationen und Proteste formiert, die oftmals in neuen Allianzen agieren und sich hegemonialen Vorstellungen von ,Integration‘ und ,sozialer Mischung‘ verweigern. Ein Fachgespräch zwischen Natalie Bayer, Andrej Holm und Henrik Lebuhn über städtische Migrationspolitiken in München und Berlin sowie über Fragen und Probleme, die sich auf diesem Feld an der Schnittstelle zwischen kritischer Wissenschaft und praktischer Politik ergeben.

  17. Et le pouce, où est-il, qui montrera vers le ciel? (Sonnet XXXII

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    Miha Pintarič

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Lʼarticle soumet à une brève analyse les Sonnets romains dʼAndrej Capuder, homme de politique, diplomate, professeur dʼuniversité, écrivain, traducteur et poète. Le passé et le souvenir mélancolique de lʼamour de jeunesse, lʼavenir et la rencontre prochaine avec Dieu, entre lʼun et lʼautre, tant de choses si terrestres, tantôt jugées avec sévérité, tantôt tolérées et tantôt même rendues complices.

  18. Fotofestivalid Poolas : Krakov ja Lódź, mai 2009 / Marge Monko

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    Monko, Marge, 1976-

    2009-01-01

    Krakovi fotokuu (5.-31. mai) ja Lódźi fotofestivali (7.-31. mai) näitustest. Juudi päritolu fotograafi Weegee (sünd. 1899) näitusest, sakslase Bettina Flitneri seeriast "Boatpeople", Martin Kollari projektist "Twelve stars", Elodie Pong'i videost "I am a bomb", John Goto seeriast "John Goto's New World of Circus", Andrej Balco portreeseeriast "Doméstikas", Péter Pukluse tööst "Intimacy - no title", leeduka Petras Saulenase tööst "L'herbe est l'herbe mais ce n'est pas l'herbe", Ungari kunstnike näitusest "The Sunny Side", Oliver Kerni näitusest "The Glass Key"

  19. 图说生活

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    2014-01-01

    强!斯洛伐克夫妇狂拼35万幅拼图挂满全家。58岁的AndrejSincak和54岁的妻子Adel是一对疯狂痴迷拼图的夫妇。2002年从偶然的一次拼图游戏中找到乐趣,从此拼图成为他们婚姻生活的保鲜剂。至今为止,Andrej和Adel已经拼完了35万幅拼图,挂满了家的每一个角落。35万幅拼图就像他们一同经历的35万次旅行,美满的人生不过如此。

  20. Divadlo on teater, Nitra on linn / Tiina Talts

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    Talts, Tiina

    2006-01-01

    Rahvusvahelisest teatrifestivalist "Divadelna Nitra" ("Teatraalne Nitra") Slovakkias 22. - 27. septembrini. Lühidalt lavastustest Georg Brüchner "Woyzeck" (Wojciech Boguslawski teater, Poola, lavastaja Maja Kleczewska); Thomas Bernhard "Before retirement" (Slovakkia teater Astorka-Korzo'90, lavastaja Juraj Nvota); Tatjana Tolstaja "Sonja" (Läti Riia Uus Teater, lavastaja Alvis Hermanis); Michel Houllebecq "Platform" (Belgia NTGent, lavastaja Johan Simons); William Shakespeare "Richard III" (Tšehhi Rahvusteater, lavastaja Michal Docekal); Neil LaBute "The shape of things" (Slovakkia Andrej Bagari Teater, lavastajad Roman Olekshak ja Maja Hrieshik); Rainald Goetz-Martin Heidegger "The consolation of the country path" (Tšehhi kodanike ühendus Mezery, lavastaja Miroslav Bambushek); Mark Ravenhill "Product" (Inglismaa Paines Plough, lavastaja Ravenhill); Anton Tshehhov "Ivanov" (Slovakkia Kammerteater, lavastaja Roman Polak)

  1. Fotofestivalid Poolas : Krakov ja Lódź, mai 2009 / Marge Monko

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    Monko, Marge, 1976-

    2009-01-01

    Krakovi fotokuu (5.-31. mai) ja Lódźi fotofestivali (7.-31. mai) näitustest. Juudi päritolu fotograafi Weegee (sünd. 1899) näitusest, sakslase Bettina Flitneri seeriast "Boatpeople", Martin Kollari projektist "Twelve stars", Elodie Pong'i videost "I am a bomb", John Goto seeriast "John Goto's New World of Circus", Andrej Balco portreeseeriast "Doméstikas", Péter Pukluse tööst "Intimacy - no title", leeduka Petras Saulenase tööst "L'herbe est l'herbe mais ce n'est pas l'herbe", Ungari kunstnike näitusest "The Sunny Side", Oliver Kerni näitusest "The Glass Key"

  2. Divadlo on teater, Nitra on linn / Tiina Talts

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    Talts, Tiina

    2006-01-01

    Rahvusvahelisest teatrifestivalist "Divadelna Nitra" ("Teatraalne Nitra") Slovakkias 22. - 27. septembrini. Lühidalt lavastustest Georg Brüchner "Woyzeck" (Wojciech Boguslawski teater, Poola, lavastaja Maja Kleczewska); Thomas Bernhard "Before retirement" (Slovakkia teater Astorka-Korzo'90, lavastaja Juraj Nvota); Tatjana Tolstaja "Sonja" (Läti Riia Uus Teater, lavastaja Alvis Hermanis); Michel Houllebecq "Platform" (Belgia NTGent, lavastaja Johan Simons); William Shakespeare "Richard III" (Tšehhi Rahvusteater, lavastaja Michal Docekal); Neil LaBute "The shape of things" (Slovakkia Andrej Bagari Teater, lavastajad Roman Olekshak ja Maja Hrieshik); Rainald Goetz-Martin Heidegger "The consolation of the country path" (Tšehhi kodanike ühendus Mezery, lavastaja Miroslav Bambushek); Mark Ravenhill "Product" (Inglismaa Paines Plough, lavastaja Ravenhill); Anton Tshehhov "Ivanov" (Slovakkia Kammerteater, lavastaja Roman Polak)

  3. La musica per film al Convegno Internazionale dei Centri Sperimentali di Musica Elettronica di Firenze del 1968: alcuni segnali provenienti dall’Est

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    Roberto Calabretto

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The International Conference of the Experimental Centres of Electronic Music was held in Florence from 9 to 14 July 1968, during the XXXI Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, thanks to Pietro Grossi’s effort. Many musicians and researchers attended, coming from different European nations. Among them were Ivan Stadtrucker (Bratislava Television Experimental Studio, who illustrated the use of electronic musical devices in film practice, and Evgenij A. Murzin (Moscow Studio, who presented the ANS synthesizer – a device made by 720 oscillators that covered a range of seven octaves and that was used also by Andrej Tarkovskij in Solaris. The essay deals with these two presentations relating them to the universe of European film music in the second half of the 20th century.

  4. Views on Lepa Vida (Fair Vida

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    Barbara Pregelj

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available “Lepa Vida” (Fair Vida is one of the most common motifs in Slovenian literature. The motif is from a folk song with many variants which in the course of time, and with each new author's view, assumed further layers. So far there have been 43 literary variations on the Fair Vida motif recorded since 1932, as well as many instances of arrangements for children and youth. In this paper I present the main characteristics of the motif in folk literature, in France Prešeren (“Od Lepe Vide”; “Of the Fair Vida”, and in Andrej Rozman Roza Lepa Vida v akciji (Fair Vida in Action, that is, the source/original, the canonical, and the subversive. I initially present the findings about the origins of the motif, the sociological-historical background against which it came into being, as well as comparative elements of intercultural and chronotope views and the image of the Other. In the light of comparisons with other Slovenian myths (especially King Matjaž, Martin Krpan, and Peter Klepec I present the (often rather restrictive view of literary criticism which frequently reduces the Fair Vida motif to the motif of longing, one of the most common motifs in Slovenian literature. I contrast this with more modern interpretative views that take into account both feminist theory and analysis of the discourse of power as it derives from the repeated (subversive, parodic reading of the motif which Andrej Rozman Roza presents in Lepa Vida v akciji.

  5. Clinical management of a challenging malignancy, osteoblastoma-like osteosarcoma: a report of four cases and a review of the literature

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Harzem Ozger,1 Bugra Alpan,1 Mehmet Salih Söylemez,2 Korhan Ozkan,3 Ahmet Salduz,4 Bilge Bilgic,5 Basak Kumbasar Sirin6 1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Maslak Acıbadem Hospital, Istanbul, 2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Bingöl State Hospital, Bingöl, 3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, 4Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 5Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, 6Department of Radiology, Maslak Acıbadem Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey Abstract: Osteoblastoma-like osteosarcoma, a rare form of osteosarcoma, is a malignant lesion associated with risks of both local recurrence and distant metastasis. The differential diagnosis of osteoblastoma-like osteosarcoma from osteoblastoma and aggressive osteoblastoma remains controversial and challenging. Previous studies suggest that these three types of tumor are distinct entities. However, working out a precise diagnosis may not always be possible immediately on the basis of initial clinical, radiological, and histopathological features. On the other hand, the importance of a correct diagnosis cannot be overemphasized since the treatment strategies change dramatically according to the nature of the lesion. In all of our cases, initial Tru-Cut biopsies revealed osteoblastic features with minimal atypia, but further biopsies confirmed malignancy. A high index of suspicion and considerable experience are prerequisites for accurate diagnosis in case of clinicopathological and radiological discordance. Keywords: osteoblastoma-like osteosarcoma, differential diagnosis, biopsy

  6. The transformation of the cultural memory through a prism of the Cyberspace

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    Loiko Olga

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper considers the analysis of the cultural memory, which at the beginning of the XXI century underwent essential changes. The beginning of the memory research as a special phenomenon belongs to the Russian scientist, Nikolaj Miljukov [1] who has proved the emergence of social memory with the emergence of the intellectuals. In the article “Intellectuals and Historical Tradition”, Miljukov emphasizes the importance of social memory for the forward positive development of society. Since Halbwachs social memory gets the status of the independent research project. At the end of the XIX century the main theoretical concepts of social memory are formed: cultural and historical, semiotics, informational, psychological. The beginning of the third millennium is marked by the basic change of research trajectories of social memory. Specific research projects are put in the forefront. Such articles can be used as an example. The main research objective consists in the identification of the sociocultural bases of the transformation of social memory research. In modern investigations of the cultural memory, this phenomenon finds the new paradigmatic characteristics, which are fully submitted in the modern Internet space.

  7. DFB component production at IHEP complete

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    2007-01-01

    The last of the components for the 42 DFBs (electrical distribution boxes feeding the strings of superconducting magnets in the LHC) produced for CERN by IHEP Protvino (Russia) were delivered to CERN in January 2007. The DFBs will provide the electrical supply for the superconducting magnets for the LHC, making possible the transition from room temperature down to -268ºC (4.5 K) (see Bulletin No. 37/2006). This important achievement was celebrated on the 14th February 2007 at the IHEP House of Scientists in Protvino in the presence of all the IHEP personnel who contributed to the DFB components production, and with the participation of eight delegates from CERN Management and CERN engineers involved in DFB production. Lyn Evans handed over a present symbolizing the IHEP-CERN collaboration to Nikolaj Tyurin, who offered to Lyn Evans a model of a DFB. Since August 2005, when the components for the first two boxes arrived at CERN, a total of 360 tonnes of raw materials were transported to IHEP on 19 lorries...

  8. Neotectonic morphotructures in the junction zone of the Cape Verde Rise and Cape Verde Abyssal Plain, Central Atlantic

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    Skolotnev, S. G.; Kolodyazhny, S. Yu.; Tsukanov, N. V.; Chamov, N. P.; Sokolov, S. Yu.

    2009-01-01

    Acoustic profiling carried out with an Edgetech 3300 prophilograph in the junction zone of the Cape Verde Rise, Cape Verde Abyssal Plain, and Grimaldi and Bathymetrists seamounts in the Central Atlantic during Cruise 23 of the R/V Akademik Nikolaj Strakhov allowed us to obtain new data on neotectonic deformations in the ocean and to propose their interpretation. It has been established that neotectonic movements occurred in the discrete manner: blocks of undeformed rocks alternate with linear zones of intense deformation spatially related to paleotransform fracture zones, where anticlines, horsts, diapir-like morphostructures, and grabens were formed. The Cape Verde Ridge is a large horst. Its sedimentary cover is disturbed by thrust (?), reverse, and normal faults, steeply dipping fracture zones, and folds. Three stages of tectonic movements—Oligocene-early Miocene, pre-Quaternary, and Holocene—are recognized. The tectonic deformations occurred largely under near-meridional compression. Extension setting was characteristic of the Cape Verde Ridge and the Carter Rise in the Holocene.

  9. Analysis of Geographic Coordinates of the Meteorological Post at Zrinjevac

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    Drago Špoljarić

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The Meteorological Post at Zrinjevac built in 1884 is a public meteorological station where many citizens and visitors can obtain information about temperature, humidity and air pressure in the centre of the town. Based on the available documentation, the paper presents the analysis of geographic coordinates of the post, their reliability (accuracy – referring to whether they determine the real position of the post and who and when determined them. There are also the analysed coordinates given that were established by Ivan Stožir in 1884, then the coordinates read by Guro Pila in 1890 from the new special map of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and converted in 1941 by Nikolaj Abakumov from rectangular coordinates from the cadastral plan, and finally, the coordinates determined by means of modern GNSS measuring systems. There are also the changes of the form and the contents of the post show window described that took place on the occasion of two great restorations in 1959 and 1993 and were done in accordance with its modernisation. The clock with the 24-hour dial is also described. The times of sunrise and sunset in Zagreb have been checked and recalculated.

  10. iBook – a New Medium?

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    Benjamin Štular

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available EXTENDED ABSTRACT:On January 19th 2012 Apple launched iBooks®2 for iPad® - a new application for downloading digital content to the iPad - and the new software (iBooks Author® which allows creating and publishing digital content using the .iba digital format and all-new iTunes® application offering access to a variety of digitised educational content. Our aim was to test the attractiveness of the new Apple releases and the effect of a relatively easy access to the world market of digital content on the promotion of Slovenian cultural heritage. We added three books to the iTunes digital collection which might be of interest to the general public: a re-edition of a scientific monograph by Andrej Pleterski: Mythical Reality of the Carintian Dukes' Stones (Mitska stvarnost knežjega kamna in Slovenian and German version and a non-fiction iBook by Benjamin Štular: Ljubljana in the Middle Ages. Archaeological Research (Srednjeveška Ljubljana. Arheološke raziskave. The digital version of the Andrej Pleterski's book was chosen for the actuality of the topic in Slovenia and Austria. People and politicians in Carinthia were annoyed by the book contents as it was published by the Regional Museum in Klagenfurt in December 2011. While the science in this book is sound it has been abused to meet the current needs of some of the Carinthian politicians. The incident was polemically reflected in the main Slovenian newspapers, too. The non-fiction iBook was selected because of the attractiveness of the theme, besides a lot of multimedia content had already been created and could be easily published to Apple's iBookstore. All three iBooks were posted to iTunes® less than three weeks after the release of the iBooks Author application to create digital content. We wish to present our experience with the applicability of the new medium, users' feedback and access statistics. Guidelines for Apple licenses are presented. The applicability of the new medium and

  11. Neuroprotective strategies against calpain-mediated neurodegeneration

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    Yildiz-Unal A

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Aysegul Yildiz-Unal,1 Sirin Korulu,2 Arzu Karabay3 1Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, Mugla Sitki Koçman University, Kötekli, Mugla, Turkey; 2Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul Arel University, Istanbul Turkey; 3Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science and Letters, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey Abstract: Calpains are calcium-dependent proteolytic enzymes that have deleterious effects on neurons upon their pathological over-activation. According to the results of numerous studies to date, there is no doubt that abnormal calpain activation triggers activation and progression of apoptotic processes in neurodegeneration, leading to neuronal death. Thus, it is very crucial to unravel all the aspects of calpain-mediated neurodegeneration in order to protect neurons through eliminating or at least minimizing its lethal effects. Protecting neurons against calpain-activated apoptosis basically requires developing effective, reliable, and most importantly, therapeutically applicable approaches to succeed. From this aspect, the most significant studies focusing on preventing calpain-mediated neurodegeneration include blocking the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA-type glutamate receptor activities, which are closely related to calpain activation; directly inhibiting calpain itself via intrinsic or synthetic calpain inhibitors, or inhibiting its downstream processes; and utilizing the neuroprotectant steroid hormone estrogen and its receptors. In this review, the most remarkable neuroprotective strategies for calpain-mediated neurodegeneration are categorized and summarized with respect to their advantages and disadvantages over one another, in terms of their efficiency and applicability as a therapeutic regimen in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Keywords: calpain, neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, calpain inhibitors, NMDAR, Speedy/RINGO

  12. Virkeligheden på spil. Iscenesættelse af virkeligheden i tv-programmer - fra journalistik til underholdning

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    Peter Harms Larsen

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Artiklen beskriver og kortlægger en karakteristisk udviklingstendens i moderne tv-programmer – fra nyheder til reality-shows. Det gennem- gående træk er at den fremstillede virkelighed i stadig større omfang konstrueres og iscenesættes af tilrettelæggerne; for at skabe eller øge fremdriften i de historier der fortælles; og for at øge de fascinations- og identifikationsmuligheder som programmerne tilbyder seerne. Til karak- teristik af denne udvikling bruges en række nydefinerede begreber og kategoriseringer: visual proof, visual storytelling, sandhedens øjeblik, fortællerplot, journalistisk plot, underholdningsplot – og der gøres brug af en genresystematik hvori der skelnes mellem 5 faktagenrer: de demonstrerende, de illustrerende, de afslørende, de afdækkende, de afprøvende. Disse genrer inviterer til forskellige former for »plotning« for skabe nye underholdningsformater. De nye hybridformater analy- seres derefter som en af de 5 basale faktagenrer »tilsat« et eller flere underholdningsplot. Udviklingen ses som udtryk for radikale ændringer af det indbyrdes forhold mellem virkelighed og medier, der modsvares af nedbrydning af de professionelle normer hos tilrettelæggerne og af opbygning af nye bevidsthedsformer hos publikum. Artiklen bygger på det research- og udviklingsarbejde som forfatteren har foretaget for »TV-Udvikling« i DR i samarbejde med Pia Marquard og Nikolaj Christensen – som grundlag for tv-dramaturgikurset »Power TV« – beregnet for alle tv-medarbejdere i Danmarks Radio.

  13. The emergence of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in Yugoslavia during the war with NATO

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Byford and Billig examine the emergence of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in the Yugoslav media during the war with NATO. The analysis focuses mainly on Politika, a mainstream daily newspaper without a history of anti-Semitism. During the war, there was a proliferation of conspiratorial explanations of western policies both in the mainstream Serbian media and in statements by the Yugoslav political establishment. For the most part such conspiracy theories were not overtly anti-Semitic, but rather focused on the alleged aims of organizations such as the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. However, these conspiracy theories were not created de novo; writers in the Yugoslav media were drawing on an established tradition of conspiratorial explanations. The tradition has a strong anti-Semitic component that seems to have affected some of the Yugoslav writings. Byford and Billig analyze anti-Semitic themes in the book The Trilateral by Smilja Avramov and in a series of articles published in Politika. They suggest that the proliferation of conspiracy theories during the war led to a shifting of the boundary between acceptable and non-acceptable political explanations, with the result that formerly unacceptable anti-Semitic themes became respectable. This can be seen in the writings of Nikolaj Velimirović, the Serbian bishop whose mystical anti-Semitic ideas had previously been beyond the bounds of political respectability. During the war, his ideas found a wider audience, indicating a weakening of political constraints against such notions.

  14. Physics at the Moscow State University in 70-th. Photographs

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    The Internet proceeding contains various photographs and autographs of scientists from the Moscow State University, made during 70-th and 80-th years of XX-th Century. While no the album refers to Physics in totality, the main part of the album does refer. It includes photographs and autographs of the Members of the Academy of Sciences of U.S.S.R. Il'ya M. Lifshitz, Alexander I. Ishlinskii, Leonid V. Keldysh, Nobel Prize Winners Vitaly L. Ginzburg and Andrej D. Sakharov, Professors: I.M. Ternov, M.I. Kaganov, V.I. Grigor'ev, V.R. Khalilov, V.Ch. Zhukovskij, V.G. Bagrov (Tomsk State University) and other. Another part of peoples on the photographs became later University professors and Members of Academies. A photo concerns the graduated from the Moscow University, astronomer Vladimir A. Albitzky (1892-1952) made in Odessa during the First World War, while another concerns the School "Quantum Particles in intense fields" held in Chisinau in May 1985.

  15. Lamellar macular hole formation following vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Tina Xirou, Andrej Kidess, Christina Kourentis, Vasiliki Xirou, Elias Feretis, Stamatina A KabanarouRetina Department, Hellenic Red Cross General Hospital, Athens, GreeceBackground: The purpose of this study was to investigate lamellar macular hole formation in six patients after rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair.Methods: A retrospective review of medical records of patients who underwent primary pars plana vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair was performed. Optical coherence tomography characteristics and best-corrected visual acuity were evaluated. Patients who developed lamellar macular hole after pars plana vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair were identified.Results: A total of 1185 eyes underwent pars plana vitrectomy for retinal detachment between 2004 and 2009. Optical coherence tomography evaluation was available in 450 cases. Six of these cases demonstrated lamellar macular hole formation, which was diagnosed by OCT-3. The mean time from retinal detachment surgery to lamellar hole diagnosis was 4.1 months. The presence of an epiretinal membrane on the surface of the juxtafoveal retina was a common finding in all six patients. Visual acuity was improved after successful retinal reattachment and remained unchanged after lamellar hole formation.Conclusion: Lamellar macular holes developing after pars plana vitrectomy is a rare complication. Stability of optical coherence tomography findings and best-corrected visual acuity after lamellar macular hole formation may be observed for at least two years.Keywords: lamellar macular hole, rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

  16. The Revolution Will Be Performed. Cameras and Mass Protests in the Perspective of Contemporary Art

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    Ruchel-Stockmans Katarzyna

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This article offers an analysis of Videograms of a Revolution (1992 by Harun Farocki and Andrej Ujica and The Pixelated Revolution (2011 by Rabih Mroue, which both reflect on the role of amateur recordings in a revolution. While the first deals with the abundant footage of the mass protests in 1989 Romania, revealing how images became operative in the unfolding of the revolution, the second shows that mobile phone videos disseminated by the Syrian protesters in 2011 respond to the desire of immediacy with the blurry, fragmentary images taken in the heart of the events. One of the most significant results of this new situation is the way image production steers the comportment of people involved in the events. Ordinary participants become actors performing certain roles, while the events themselves are being seen as cinematic. This increased theatricality of mass protests can thus be seen as an instance of blurring the lines between video and photography on the one hand and performance, theatre and cinema on the other.

  17. Še dobro / Rai

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    Andrej Blatnik

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Andrej Blatnik, escritor, traductor y editor, nació en Ljubljana en 1963. Es uno de los narradores más destacados de «la joven prosa eslovena» «la generación de los sesenta», términos con los que actualmente los críticos y teóricos literarios se refieren a los autores nacidos en la década de los sesenta. Escribe relatos breves, novelas y ensayos. Sus obras más conocidas son Los ramilletes para Adán se están marchitando (Šopki za Adama venijo, 1983, relato breve, Las antorchas y las lágrimas (Plamenice in solze, 1987, novela, Las biografías de los anónimos (Biografije brezimenih, 1989, relato breve, Cambios de piel (Menjave kož, 1990, relatos breves, El tao del amor (Tao ljubezni, 1990, novela, La ley del deseo (Zakon Zelje, 2001, relatos breves.

  18. Was ist so Berlin? Eine kritische Rezension aktueller Linien und Fragestellungen der Stadtforschung in der deutschen Hauptstadt

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    Samuel Merrill

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    Full Text Available Ende 2012 hat das Zitty Magazin des Tagesspiegels seine Werbekampagne „Das ist so Berlin“ gestartet. Seither sind kleine rot-weiße Aufkleber mit dieser Aussage überall in der Stadt aufgetaucht, auf Mülleimern, U-Bahn-Schildern und Bushaltestellen. Zum Teil als Reaktion auf diese Kampagne, fragt diese kritische, bilinguale Rezension Was ist so Berlin? um die aktuellen Linien und Fragestellungen der Stadtforschung in Berlin zu diskutieren. Dazu werden die Berlin-Sitzungen zweier internationaler Tagungen des Jahres 2013 rezensiert, die Sitzungen der Jahreskonferenz der Association of American Geographers (Los Angeles 9-13 April und es Jahrestreffen des Research Committee 21 (Berlin 29-31, sowie der Sammelband – The Berlin Reader: A Compendium on Urban Change and Activism (Transcript, 2013, herausgegeben von Matthias Bernt, Britta Grell und Andrej Holm. Im Anschluss betont die Rezension die Notwendigkeit die Vorstellungen zu Berlin und Berlins exceptionalism, die in der Stadtforschung entwickelt werden, fortlaufend so zu beleuchten, dass eine pluralistische Rhetorik, die Position und Verantwortung von Forscher_innen und wissenschaftliche Forschungslücken, berücksichtigt werden.

  19. Czech Journalists’ Refreshed Sense of Ethics in the Midst of Media Ownership Turmoil

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    Roman Hájek

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, the Czech Republic has seen the largest changes in media ownership since the early 1990s. Most striking was the purchase of one of the largest publishing houses Mafra by the tycoon Andrej Babiš in June 2013, followed by the takeover of the Czech branch of Ringier by other Czech businessmen later that year. The first case in particular instigated immense discussion about the economic and ethical crisis facing Czech journalism since Babiš is also a powerful political figure (currently the Minister of Finance. In response, a significant number of leading, well-known journalists left media owned by big business and launched projects of quality or “slow” journalism which had until that point been merely discussed theoretically. This paper—based on the results of the Czech part of the Worlds of Journalism Study project—addresses the shift in the ways journalists perceive their roles and ethical responsibilities before and after the 2013 ownership changes. We also present the manner in which these changes are reflected in emerging media projects. It seems that those journalists not affected by the ownership change tend to view journalism ethics and the ability of journalism to exert power more seriously than before.

  20. “For a New Social Order”: a Genealogy of Self-Management

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    Cirila Toplak

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper considers the historical evolution of the concept of self-management as it had been designed and theorized by utopian Socialists and anarchists of the 19th century, for example, Pierre Joseph Proudhon (What is Property?, 1890. In Slovenian speaking territories, the Christian Socialist Andrej Gosar was the first to develop this concept (namely, in his 1935 book For a New Social Order. Edvard Kardelj (Developmental Directives of the Socialist Self-Managed Political System, 1979 was later on the principal author of the legislation by which self-management was introduced in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the early 1950s. Specific circumstances have been considered behind the political decision to introduce self- management in Yugoslavia as well as the reasons for its failure, i.e. the interruption of the implementation of this political and economic model prior to the collapse of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. The global impact of the Yugoslav model of self- management has been evaluated, as have various phenomena that point to what has remained of it or has been revived in Slovenia more recently. In the paper I have attempted to answer the following questions: Why didn't self- management in Socialist Slovenia/Yugoslavia work? How can we consider and revive the concept of self-management in the present Slovenian political and economic situation? Can autonomism as one of the theoretical foundations of self-management constitute an efficient alternative/threat to today's neoliberal global capitalism?

  1. Foreword

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    Andrej BEKEŠ

    2011-05-01

    , Asia and beyond.   Acta Linguistica Asiatica will, following Roman Jakobson’s saying, “Linguista sum, linguistici nihil a me alienum puto”, cover all the subject areas and theoretical approaches pertaining to theoretical and applied research on Asian languages. An international editorial board takes care of the research quality of the journal. The contents of the first issue reflect this orientation and openness. Three papers deal with various aspects of the role played by language in the process of modernization during and after Meiji Japan, i.e., The Relation Between the View on the Language and Educational Ideology in the Early Meiji Period in Japan Through the Discourse of Regionalism by Ichimiya Yufuko, Towards Theoretical Approach to the Understanding of Language Ideologies in Post-Meiji Japan by Luka Culiberg, and Images of Pre-WW II: National Language Policies as Reflected in the Field of “National Language Studies” Itself by Andrej Bekeš. Another focus of interest is philological, represented by two papers. One is Morphology and Syntax in Holes and Scratches: The Latest Stage of Kugyol Research, an interesting research on kugyol, a system devised to facilitate reading Chinese Buddhist texts in Korean, by Lee Yong. The other,The Typology of Āmreḍita Compounds in the Ṛgveda by Tamara Ditrich, investigates āmreḍita compounds in the Ṛgveda, a type of coordinative nominal constructions, closely related to dvandva compounds. Finally, this issue is concluded with the article Collocational Relations in Japanese Language Textbooks and Computer-assisted Language Learning Resources, by Irena Srdanović and deals with the teaching of collocations in modern Japanese, based on corpora.         Andrej Bekeš University of Ljubljana and University of Tsukuba     April 23, 2011

  2. Estimating the willingness to pay for a quality-adjusted life year in Thailand: does the context of health gain matter?

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    Full Text Available Montarat Thavorncharoensap,1,2 Yot Teerawattananon,2 Sirin Natanant,2 Wantanee Kulpeng,2 Jomkwan Yothasamut,2 Pitsaphun Werayingyong21Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Thailand; 2Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP, Ministry of Public Health, ThailandBackground: This study aims to elicit the value of the willingness to pay (WTP for a quality-adjusted life year (QALY and to examine the factors associated with the WTP for a QALY (WTP/QALY value under the Thai health care setting.Methods: A community-based survey was conducted among 1191 randomly selected respondents. Each respondent was interviewed face-to-face to elicit his/her health state preference in each of three pairs of health conditions: (1 unilateral and bilateral blindness, (2 paraplegia and quadriplegia, and (3 mild and moderate allergies. A visual analog scale (VAS and time trade off (TTO were used as the eliciting methods. Subsequently, the respondents were asked about their WTP for the treatment and prevention of each pair of health conditions by using a bidding-game technique.Results: With regards to treatment, the mean WTP for a QALY value (WTP/QALYtreatment estimated by the TTO method ranged from 59,000 to 285,000 baht (16.49 baht = US$1 purchasing power parity [PPP]. In contrast, the mean WTP for a QALY value in terms of prevention (WTP/QALYprevention was significantly lower, ranging from 26,000 to 137,000 baht. Gender, household income, and hypothetical scenarios were also significant factors associated with the WTP/QALY values.Conclusion: The WTP/QALY values elicited in this study were approximately 0.4 to 2 times Thailand's 2008 GDP per capita. These values were in line with previous studies conducted in several different settings. This study's findings clearly support the opinion that a single ceiling threshold should not be used for the resource allocation of all types of interventions.Keywords: ceiling threshold

  3. Carbon balance indicates a time limit for cultivation of organic soils in central Switzerland

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    Paul, Sonja; Ammann, Christof; Alewell, Christine; Leifeld, Jens

    2016-04-01

    Peatlands serve as important carbon sinks. Globally, more than 30% of the soil organic carbon is stored in organic soils, although they cover only 3% of the land surface. The agricultural use of organic soils usually requires drainage thereby transforming these soils from a net carbon sink into a net source. Currently, about 2 to 3 Gt CO2 are emitted world-wide from degrading organic soils (Joosten 2011; Parish et al. 2008) which is ca. 5% of the total anthropogenic emissions. Besides these CO2 emissions, the resulting subsidence of drained peat soils during agricultural use requires that drainage system are periodically renewed and finally to use pumping systems after progressive subsidence. In Switzerland, the Seeland region is characterised by fens which are intensively used for agriculture since 1900. The organic layer is degrading and subsequently getting shallower and the underlying mineral soil, as lake marl or loam, is approaching the surface. The questions arises for how long and under which land use practises and costs these soils can be cultivated in the near future. The study site was under crop rotation until 2009 when it was converted to extensively used grassland with the water regime still being regulated. The soil is characterised by a degraded organic horizon of 40 to 70 cm. Since December 2014 we are measuring the carbon exchange of this grassland using the Eddy-Covariance method. For 2015, the carbon balance indicates that the degraded fen is a strong carbon source, with approximately 500 g C m-2 a-1. The carbon balance is dominated by CO2 emissions and harvest. Methane emissions are negligible. With the gained emission factors different future scenarios are evaluated for the current cultivation practise of organic soils in central Switzerland. Joosten, H., 2011: Neues Geld aus alten Mooren: Über die Erzeugung von Kohlenstoffzertifikaten aus Moorwiedervernässungen. Telma Beiheft 4, 183-202. Parish, F., A. Sirin, D. Charman, H. Joosten, T

  4. Acromegaly according to the Danish National Registry of Patients: how valid are ICD diagnoses and how do patterns of registration affect the accuracy of registry data?

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Jakob Dal,1 Nikolaj Skou,1 Eigil Husted Nielsen,2 Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen,1 Lars Pedersen3 1Department of Endocrinology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, 2Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, 3Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark Background: The incidence of acromegaly is uncertain, since population-based studies are few. In the absence of a specific acromegaly registry, the Danish National Registry of Patients (DNRP becomes a potential source of data for studying the epidemiology of acromegaly, by linking all hospital discharge diagnoses to the personal identification numbers of individual Danish inhabitants. The validity of the DNRP with respect to acromegaly, however, remains to be tested. The aim of this study was to validate the International Classification of Diseases (ICD codes for acromegaly (ICD-8: 25300, 25301. ICD-10: E22.0 as used in the DNRP, and to assess the influence of various registration patterns on the accuracy of registry data. Methods: We identified patients registered with ICD codes for the diagnosis of acromegaly or other pituitary disorders during the period 1991–2009. Data on the institutional origin of each registration and the number of relevant DNRP registrations were recorded, and systematic patient chart reviews were performed to confirm the diagnosis. Results: In total, 110 cases of acromegaly were confirmed, compared with 275 registered cases, yielding a positive predictive value (PPV of 40%. When restricting the search to the regional highly specialized department of endocrinology, the PPV increased to 53% with no loss of cases with confirmed acromegaly. With a requirement of at least one, two, or three DNRP registrations, the PPV increased, but with a concurrent loss of confirmed cases. Conclusion: The DNRP seems to be a useful source for identifying new cases of acromegaly, especially when restricting the search to a relevant

  5. Existing data sources for clinical epidemiology: the Danish Quality Database of Mammography Screening

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    Full Text Available Vivian Langagergaard,1 Jens P Garne,2 Ilse Vejborg,3 Walter Schwartz,4 Martin Bak,5 Anders Lernevall,1 Nikolaj B Mogensen,6 Heidi Larsson,7 Berit Andersen,1 Ellen M Mikkelsen7 1Department of Public Health Programs, Randers Hospital, Randers, Denmark; 2Department of Breast Surgery, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark; 3Diagnostic Imaging Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark; 4Center of Mammography, 5Department of Pathology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark; 6Department of Radiology, Ringsted Hospital, Ringsted, Denmark; 7Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark Abstract: The Danish Quality Database of Mammography Screening (DKMS was established in 2007, when screening was implemented on a nationwide basis and offered biennially to all Danish women aged 50–69 years. The primary aims of the database are to monitor and evaluate the quality of the screening program and – after years of follow-up – to evaluate the effect of nationwide screening on breast cancer-specific mortality. Here, we describe the database and present results for quality assurance from the first round of national screening. The steering committee for the DKMS defined eleven organizational and clinical quality indicators and standards to monitor the Danish breast cancer screening program. We calculated the relevant proportions and ratios with 95% confidence intervals for each quality indicator. All indicators were assessed on a national and regional level. Of 670,039 women invited for mammography, 518,823 (77.4% participated. Seventy-one percent of the women received the result of their mammography examination within 10 days of screening, and 3% of the participants were recalled for further investigation. Among all detected cancers, 86% were invasive cancers, and the proportion of women with node negative cancer was 67%. There were 36% women with small cancers, and the ratio of surgery for

  6. Early experiences of planning stereotactic radiosurgery using 3D printed models of eyes with uveal melanomas

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    Furdová A

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    Full Text Available Alena Furdová,1 Miron Sramka,2 Andrej Thurzo,3 Adriana Furdová3 1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, 2Department of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, St Elisabeth Cancer Inst and St Elisabeth University College of Health and Social Work, 3Department of Simulation and Virtual Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the use of 3D printed model of an eye with intraocular tumor for linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery.Methods: The software for segmentation (3D Slicer created virtual 3D model of eye globe with tumorous mass based on tissue density from computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging data. A virtual model was then processed in the slicing software (Simplify3D® and printed on 3D printer using fused deposition modeling technology. The material that was used for printing was polylactic acid.Results: In 2015, stereotactic planning scheme was optimized with the help of 3D printed model of the patient’s eye with intraocular tumor. In the period 2001–2015, a group of 150 patients with uveal melanoma (139 choroidal melanoma and 11 ciliary body melanoma were treated. The median tumor volume was 0.5 cm3 (0.2–1.6 cm3. The radiation dose was 35.0 Gy by 99% of dose volume histogram.Conclusion: The 3D printed model of eye with tumor was helpful in planning the process to achieve the optimal scheme for irradiation which requires high accuracy of defining the targeted tumor mass and critical structures. Keywords: 3D printing, uveal melanoma, stereotactic radiosurgery, linear accelerator, intraocular tumor, stereotactic planning scheme

  7. EDITORIAL: The 21st Nordic Semiconductor Meeting

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    2006-09-01

    This Topical Issue contains works presented at the 21st Nordic Semiconductor Meeting (21NSM) held at Sundvolden, Norway, 18-19 August 2005. The institutions supporting 21NSM were: University of Oslo, SINTEF, the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment and Vestfold University College. The Nordic Semiconductor Meeting has become an international forum that has been held every other year in a relay fashion in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The focus of the meeting has been on original research and science being carried out on semiconductor materials, devices and systems. Reports on industrial activity have usually been featured at the meetings. The topics have ranged from fundamental research on point defects in a semiconductor to system architecture of semiconductor electronic devices. For the last five meetings the proceedings have been printed in a dedicated volume of Physica Scripta in the Topical Issue series. The papers in this Topical Issue have undergone critical peer review and we wish to thank the reviewers and the authors for their cooperation, which has been instrumental in meeting the expected high standards of the series. The range of topics covered by this volume is broad, reflecting the call for papers; most of the papers have an element of materials science and the largest portion of these deal with other semiconductor materials other than silicon. The 21NSM was supported by the following sponsors: Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), EMF III-V Innovations (EMF), and the Nordic Research Board (NordForsk). Terje G Finstad Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway Andrej Y Kuznetsov and Bengt G Svensson Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, University of Oslo, Norway

  8. Monitoring Period and Amplitude Changes in Classical Cepheids

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    Erickson, Mary; Engle, Scott G.; Mark Wells (Penn State University)

    2017-01-01

    Cepheid Variable Stars, which are located on the Instability Strip of the Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram, can be used as “standard candle” distance markers (Fiorentino 2007). This came about after the discovery of the Period-Luminosity Relationship (the Leavitt Law), and they have since become a cornerstone of the Cosmic Distance Scale and are helping to further refine the Hubble Constant. Cepheids will cross the Instability Strip, either in a “redward” (cooler) or “blueward” (hotter) direction depending on the stage in which the Cepheid is evolving (Neilson 2012). While Cepheids were originally believed to have regular periods, many are now known to have varying periods, dating back to Eddington (1919). Therefore, Cepheids must be closely monitored in order to deduce where these period variations are coming from - either from inside the star itself or from some outside source. Determining period changes in Cepheids can reveal important information (e.g. evolutionary states, potential companions, etc.).Photometric data were taken for two Cepheids from two different sources and analyzed. The Cepheids in question are AA Gem and BB Gem, both located in the Gemini constellation. Data for these two stars were taken from the All Sky Automated Survey (ASAS) and from the Robotically Controlled Telescope (RCT) at Kitt Peak National Observatory, on which Villanova has guaranteed access. ASAS observes automatically each clear night, and has done so for several years, making it an excellent source for obtaining Cepheid data. The RCT telescope also operates automatically, observing from a preset target list, and achieves a much higher precision than ASAS can. Multi-aperture photometry was performed on the AA Gem and BB Gem RCT images, in Astroimagej. The data were then separated into different seasons, and Fourier fits were applied to the light curves in Kephem (written by Andrej Prša and collaborators). These results were then analyzed via the Hertzsprung Method to

  9. From Butterfly-Like Point to a Signature with a Heart

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    Božidar Premrl

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The author of this paper deals with the stonecutter “handwriting” of some of the most important stonecutters and local workshops from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Providing concrete examples, the paper concentrates primarily on these stonecutters’ writing, as well as the symbolism and stonecutting techniques associated with it, and discerns how useful such characteristics are for identifying the authors of anonymous stonecutting works and buildings. In the masonry and stonecutting of the master Janez Sever, who worked in Košana in the 17th century, the paper draws attention to the importance of two seemingly trivial details: punctuation in the form of butterfly-like points and tiny decorative grooves in portal profiles. His younger contemporary Anže Felicijan presents himself with certain (for him characteristic shapes of letters that corroborate the authenticity of his signatures in stone. The first half of the 19th century is in this paper presented with the stonecutting style in the Repentabor region, which is best represented by the particular shape of the monogram of Jesus, IHS, and forms of lintels of the large court portals into which this was often cut. The following stonecutters are mentioned as important representatives: Andrej Guštin - Dežkov from Col, Luka Brišček - Briščkov from Repen and Miha Guštin - Celan in Sežana. In terms of the second half of the century, special attention is given to a son, Matevž Guštin - Celan, in Griže on Vrhjé, who became immortal with many of his stonecutting works for homesteads in Vrhjé, the upper Vipava and Karst regions by means of the innovative form of the Holy sign IHS and, in particular, the heart within it.

  10. Abdominal closure reinforcement by using polypropylene mesh functionalized with poly-Ԑ-caprolactone nanofibers and growth factors for prevention of incisional hernia formation

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Martin Plencner,1,2,* Barbora East,3,* Zbynek Tonar,4 Martin Otáhal,5 Eva Prosecká,1,2 Michala Rampichová,2,6 Tomáš Krejčí,3 Andrej Litvinec,2,7 Matej Buzgo,2,6 Andrea Míčková,1,2,6 Alois Nečas,8 Jirí Hoch,3 Evžen Amler1,2,9 1Institute of Biophysics, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, 2Laboratory of Tissue Engineering, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, 3Department of Surgery, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, 4Biomedical Centre, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University in Prague, Pilsen, 5Department of Anatomy and Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in Prague, Prague, 6University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings, Czech Technical University in Prague, Buštehrad, 7Department of Breeding and Zoohygiene of Laboratory Animals, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, 8Department of Surgery and Orthopedics, Small Animal Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno, Central European Institute of Technology, Brno, 9Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Kladno, Czech Republic *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Incisional hernia affects up to 20% of patients after abdominal surgery. Unlike other types of hernia, its prognosis is poor, and patients suffer from recurrence within 10 years of the operation. Currently used hernia-repair meshes do not guarantee success, but only extend the recurrence-free period by about 5 years. Most of them are nonresorbable, and these implants can lead to many complications that are in some cases life-threatening. Electrospun nanofibers of various polymers have been used as tissue scaffolds and have been explored extensively in the last decade, due to their low cost and good biocompatibility. Their

  11. Binding of plasma proteins to titanium dioxide nanotubes with different diameters

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    Kulkarni M

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Mukta Kulkarni,1,* Ajda Flašker,1,* Maruša Lokar,1 Katjuša Mrak-Poljšak,2 Anca Mazare,3 Andrej Artenjak,4 Saša Čučnik,2 Slavko Kralj,5 Aljaž Velikonja,1 Patrik Schmuki,3 Veronika Kralj-Iglič,6 Snezna Sodin-Semrl,2,7 Aleš Iglič11Laboratory of Biophysics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2Department of Rheumatology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 3Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany; 4Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals Mengeš, Lek Pharmaceuticals dd, Menges, Slovenia; 5Department for Materials Synthesis, Institute Jožef Stefan (IJS, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 6Faculty of Health Studies, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 7Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Science and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia *These authors contributed equally to this workAbstract: Titanium and titanium alloys are considered to be one of the most applicable materials in medical devices because of their suitable properties, most importantly high corrosion resistance and the specific combination of strength with biocompatibility. In order to improve the biocompatibility of titanium surfaces, the current report initially focuses on specifying the topography of titanium dioxide (TiO2 nanotubes (NTs by electrochemical anodization. The zeta potential (ζ-potential of NTs showed a negative value and confirmed the agreement between the measured and theoretically predicted dependence of ζ-potential on salt concentration, whereby the absolute value of ζ-potential diminished with increasing salt concentrations. We investigated binding of various plasma proteins with different sizes and charges using the bicinchoninic acid assay and immunofluorescence microscopy. Results showed effective and comparatively higher protein binding to NTs with 100 nm diameters (compared to 50 or 15 nm. We also showed a dose

  12. Activity of daptomycin- and vancomycin-loaded poly-epsilon-caprolactone microparticles against mature staphylococcal biofilms

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    Full Text Available Inês Santos Ferreira,1 Ana F Bettencourt,1 Lídia MD Gonçalves,1 Stefanie Kasper,2 Bertrand Bétrisey,3 Judith Kikhney,2 Annette Moter,2 Andrej Trampuz,4 António J Almeida1 1Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; 2Biofilmcenter, German Heart Institute Berlin, Berlin, Germany; 3Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland; 4Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany Abstract: The aim of the present study was to develop novel daptomycin-loaded poly-epsilon-caprolactone (PCL microparticles with enhanced antibiofilm activity against mature biofilms of clinically relevant bacteria, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and polysaccharide intercellular adhesin-positive Staphylococcus epidermidis. Daptomycin was encapsulated into PCL microparticles by a double emulsion-solvent evaporation method. For comparison purposes, formulations containing vancomycin were also prepared. Particle morphology, size distribution, encapsulation efficiency, surface charge, thermal behavior, and in vitro release were assessed. All formulations exhibited a spherical morphology, micro­meter size, and negative surface charge. From a very early time stage, the released concentrations of daptomycin and vancomycin were higher than the minimal inhibitory concentration and continued so up to 72 hours. Daptomycin presented a sustained release profile with increasing concentrations of the drug being released up to 72 hours, whereas the release of vancomycin stabilized at 24 hours. The antibacterial activity of the microparticles was assessed by isothermal microcalorimetry against planktonic and sessile MRSA and S. epidermidis. Regarding planktonic bacteria, daptomycin-loaded PCL microparticles presented the highest antibacterial activity against both strains. Isothermal

  13. Anaerobic nitrite-dependent methane-oxidizing bacteria - novel participants in methane cycling of drained peatlands ecosystems

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    Kravchenko, Irina; Sukhacheva, Marina; Menko, Ekaterina; Sirin, Andrey

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    Northern peatlands are one of the key sources of atmospheric methane. Process-based studies of methane dynamic are based on the hypothesis of the balance between microbial methane production and oxidation, but this doesn't explain all variations in and constraints on peatland CH4 emissions. One of the reasons for this discrepancy could be anaerobic methane oxidation (AOM) - the process which is still poorly studied and remained controversial. Very little is known about AOM in peatlands, where it could work as an important 'internal' sink for CH4. This lack of knowledge primarily originated from researchers who generally consider AOM quantitatively insignificant or even non-existent in northern peatland ecosystems. But not far ago, Smemo and Yavitt (2007) presented evidence for AOM in freshwater peatlands used indirect techniques including isotope dilution assays and selective methanogenic inhibitors. Nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation NC10 group bacteria (n-damo) were detected in a minerotrophic peatland in the Netherlands that is infiltrated by nitrate-rich ground water (Zhu et al., 2012). Present study represents the first, to our knowledge, characterization of AOM in human disturbed peatlands, including hydrological elements of artificial drainage network. The experiments were conducted with samples of peat from drained peatlands, as well as of water and bottom sediments of ditches from drained Dubnensky mire massif, Moscow region (Chistotin et al., 2006; Sirin et al., 2012). This is the key testing area of our research group in European part of Russia for the long-term greenhouse gases fluxes measurements supported by testing physicochemical parameters, intensity and genomic diversity of CH4-cycling microbial communities. Only in sediments of drainage ditches the transition anaerobic zone was found, where methane and nitrate occurred, suggested the possible ecological niche for n-damo bacteria. The NC10 group methanotrophs were analyzed by PCR

  14. PREFACE: Continuum Models and Discrete Systems Symposia (CMDS-12)

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    Chakrabarti, Bikas K.

    2011-09-01

    Bardhan, Davide Bigoni, Andrej Cherkaev, Hikaru Kawamura, Subhasish Mazumder, Srutarshi Pradhan, Jacques Prost, Sriram Ramaswamy, Ping Sheng, Asok K Sen) were unable to contribute to this proceedings volume; on the other hand, although Kamal could not participate in the symposium, he contributed to the proceedings volume. We are grateful to Lucilla de Arcangelis, Kamal K Bardhan, Abhik Basu, Jayanta K Bhattacharjee, Andrej Cherkaev, Yilong Han, Alex Hansen, Takahiro Hatano, Esin Inan, Hikaru Kawamura, Pradeep K Mohanty, Akio Nakahara, Surajit Sengupta, Ping Sheng, Sujata Tarafdar and Uwe Tauber for reviewing the papers submitted to this proceedings volume. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the organizing committee and acknowledge the financial support received from the Centre for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata. We look forward to meeting you all at the next event in this series, CMDS 13, to be held in 2014/2015 in Utah, USA. Bikas K ChakrabartiChairman of CMDS 12Kolkata, 8 August 2011 Editors of the proceedings Abhik Basu abhik.basu@saha.ac.inBikas K Chakrabarti bikask.chakrabarti@saha.ac.inAnjan Kumar Chandra anjan.chandra@saha.ac.inSaha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Sector-I, Block - AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, India

  15. Prvé použitie reaktívneho stroja v baníctve na Slovensku

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    Kladivík Eugen

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    Full Text Available V rokoch 1750 - 1754 bratislavský rodák Andrej Segner robil v Nemecku pokusy s vodnou reaktívnou turbínou, ktorá bola po òom nazvaná Segnerovým kolesom. Segnerovo koleso zdokonalil Leonhard Euler, ktorý zostrojil primitívnu turbínu. Táto našla aj menšie praktické uplatnenie. Bratislavský vynálezca Wolfgang Kempelen (1734-1804 prišiel na myšlienku využi Segnerovo koleso na èerpanie banských vôd v tých baniach, kde je málo pohonnej vody, ale dostatoène vysoký vodný spád. Na tento úèel bola vhodná v banskoštiavnickej rudnej oblasti najmä šachta Michal v Hodruši, ktorej dno pod úrovòou Dediènej štôlne cisára Františka bolo treba odvodni a šachtu prehåbi o 116,32 m v súvislosti s razením Dediènej štôlne cisára Jozefa II. Táto štôlòa, v súèasnosti nazývaná Voznická dedièná štôlòa, sa razila v rokoch 1782-1878 na odvodnenie baní v banskoštiavnickom rudnom revíre. Èerpacie zariadenie (obr.1, poháòané Segnerovým kolesom, projekène pre šachtu Michal pripravil hlavný strojný majster Jozef Chenot. Menovaný bol poverený zabezpeèi i výrobu a montហstroja. [1, 2]. Dozorom nad stavbou reaktívneho èerpacieho stroja poverili 10. mája 1816 profesora Banskej akadémie v Banskej Štiavnici, Jozefa Schitku, spolu s banskými radcami J. N. Langom z Hanstadtu a Františkom Hellom. Po uvedení do chodu sa mal èerpací stroj 14 dní pozorova a jeho výkonnos porovna s vodnoståpcovými èerpacími strojmi. O výsledku meraní sa mala poda správa Dvorskej komore vo Viedni.

  16. Detection of peripheral arterial disease with an improved automated device: comparison of a new oscillometric device and the standard Doppler method

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    Full Text Available Matjaž Špan,1 Gregor Geršak,2 Sandrine C Millasseau,3 Marko Meža,4 Andrej Košir4 1Cardiovascular Department, Izola General Hospital, Izola, 2Laboratory of Metrology and Quality, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 3Pulse Wave Consulting, Saint Leu La Foret, France; 4Faculty of Electrical Engineering, User-adapted Communication and Ambient Intelligence Lab, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Abstract: In occidental countries, peripheral arterial disease (PAD is an important health issue; however, most subjects are asymptomatic (~50% and therefore undiagnosed and untreated. Current guidelines recommend screening for PAD in primary care setting using ankle brachial index (ABI in all patients with cardiovascular risks. This is, however, not performed strictly because the standard Doppler method is cumbersome and time-consuming. Here, we evaluate the accuracy and reproducibility of ABI measurements obtained by an improved automated oscillometric device, the MESI ABPI MD® device, and the standard Doppler method. ABI was measured in random order in a general practice with Doppler probes by two operators separately (ABI_dop and twice with the MESI ABPI MD device (ABI_mesi. ABI_dop was calculated dividing the highest systolic blood pressure from both tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries by the highest systolic blood pressure of both brachial arteries. ABI_mesi was obtained automatically with simultaneous measurements on three extremities. According to ABI_dop, PAD was present in 10% of the 136 screened subjects (68.2±7.4 years. Interoperator coefficient of variation was 5.5% for ABI_dop, while the intrasubject coefficient of variation for ABI_mesi was 3.0%. ABI_mesi was correlated with ABI_dop (R=0.61, P<0.0001. The difference between the two techniques was 0.06±0.14 with ABI_mesi providing slightly higher values (P<0.0001 and negligible bias across the range (R=0.19, P<0.0001. Therefore, ABI

  17. Foreword

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    Andrej BEKEŠ

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    . The fourth and fifth paper deal with categorisations. The fourth paper deals with typological categorisation based on event framing strategies in Old Chinese and Old Japanese. On the basis of an analysis of available data, Wenchao LI concludes that while Old Chinese employed verb framing, satellite framing and equipollent framing, verb framing was its main pattern, while in Old Japanese all three patterns were employed comparably. The fifth paper, by Sumi YOON, deals with discourse categorisation of Japanese and Korean, both generally considered as “listener-responsible” languages. By analysing apologies in conversations by Japanese and Korean students, both those in their home country and those studying in the US, the author argues for a recategorization of Korean as a “speaker-responsible language”. In the technical article, in Slovene, at the end of this issue, Andrej BEKEŠ investigates the classification of genres in Japanese corpora, based on recent research he has also been involved in. He argues that various modal expressions, such as suppositional adverbs, may provide an interesting base for such classification.

  18. PREFACE: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP'09)

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    Gruntorad, Jan; Lokajicek, Milos

    2010-11-01

    The 17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) was held on 21-27 March 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic. CHEP is a major series of international conferences for physicists and computing professionals from the worldwide High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, Computer Science, and Information Technology. The CHEP conference provides an international forum to exchange information on computing experience and needs for the community, and to review recent, ongoing and future activities. Recent conferences were held in Victoria, Canada 2007, Mumbai, India in 2006, Interlaken, Switzerland in 2004, San Diego, USA in 2003, Beijing, China in 2001, Padua, Italy in 2000. The CHEP'09 conference had 600 attendees with a program that included plenary sessions of invited oral presentations, a number of parallel sessions comprising 200 oral and 300 poster presentations, and an industrial exhibition. We thanks all the presenters, for the excellent scientific content of their contributions to the conference. Conference tracks covered topics on Online Computing, Event Processing, Software Components, Tools and Databases, Hardware and Computing Fabrics, Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies, Distributed Processing and Analysis and Collaborative Tools. The conference included excursions to Prague and other Czech cities and castles and a banquet held at the Zofin palace in Prague. The next CHEP conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on 18-22 October 2010. We would like thank the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and the EU ACEOLE project for the conference support, further to commercial sponsors, the International Advisory Committee, the Local Organizing Committee members representing the five collaborating Czech institutions Jan Gruntorad (co-chair), CESNET, z.s.p.o., Prague Andrej Kugler, Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR v.v.i., Rez Rupert Leitner, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and

  19. 3d-modelling workflows for trans-nationally shared geological models - first approaches from the project GeoMol

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    Rupf, Isabel

    2013-04-01

    framework model are interpreted seismic lines, 3d-models can be generated either in time or in depth domain. Some partners will build their 3d-model in time domain and convert it after finishing to depth. Other participants will transform seismic information first and will model directly in depth domain. To ensure comparability between the different parts transnational velocity models for time-depth conversion are required at an early stage of the project. The exchange of model geometries, topology, and geo-scientific content will be achieved applying an appropriate cyberinfrastructure called GST. It provides functionalities to ensure semantic and technical interoperability. Within the project GeoMol a web server for the dissemination of 3d geological models will be implemented including an administrative interface for the role-based access, real-time transformation of country-specific coordinate systems and a web visualisation features. The project GeoMol is co-funded by the Alpine Space Program as part of the European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013. The project integrates partners from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland and runs from September 2012 to June 2015. Further information on www.geomol.eu. The GeoMol 3D-modelling team: Roland Baumberger (swisstopo), Magdalena Bottig (GBA), Alessandro Cagnoni (RLB), Laure Capar (BRGM), Renaud Couëffé (BRGM), Chiara D'Ambrogi (ISPRA), Chrystel Dezayes (BRGM), Gerold Diepolder (LfU BY), Charlotte Fehn (LGRB), Sunseare Gabalda (BRGM), Gregor Götzl (GBA), Andrej Lapanje (GeoZS), Fabio Carlo Molinari (RER-SGSS), Edgar Nitsch (LGRB), Robert Pamer (LfU BY), Sebastian Pfleiderer (GBA), Marco Pantaloni (ISPRA), Uta Schulz (LfU BY), Günter Sokol (LGRB), Gunther Wirsing (LGRB), Heiko Zumsprekel (LGRB)

  20. The frequency of SLCO1B1*5 polymorphism genotypes among Russian and Sakha (Yakutia patients with hypercholesterolemia

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    Full Text Available Dmitrij Alekseevitch Sychev,1 Grigorij Nikolaevich Shuev,2 Jana Valer'evna Chertovskih,3 Nadezhda Romanovna Maksimova,3 Andrej Vladimirovich Grachev,1 Ol'ga Aleksandrovna Syrkova2 1Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Moscow, 2Faculty of Postgraduate Education, Far Eastern State Medical University, Khabarovsk, 3Genetic Laboratory, Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russian Federation Introduction: Statins are the most commonly prescribed medicines for treatment of hypercholesterolemia. At the same time, up to 25% of patients cannot tolerate or have to discontinue the statin therapy due to statin-induced myopathy. In a majority of cases, statin-induced myopathy is attributed to SLCO1B1 gene polymorphism. The strongest association between statin-induced myopathy and SLCO1B1 gene polymorphism was described for simvastatin. Our research was focused on the frequency of SLCO1B1*5 genetic variant in the Russian population and in the native population of Sakha (Yakutia.Materials and methods: A total of 1,071 hyperlipidemic Russian and 76 hyperlipidemic Sakha (Yakutian patients were included in the study. Genotypes of SLCO1B1*5 (c.521T>C, rs4149056 were determined with polymerase chain reaction amplification. The results of our study were compared with data about hyperlipidemic patients in available publications.Results: In the Russian population 665 (62% patients had TT genotype of SLCO1B1*5, 346 (32% patients had TC genotype, and in 60 patients (6% CC variant was found (Hardy–Weinberg's chi-square test was 3.1 P=0.21. In comparison with Brazil, France, the People's Republic of China, Japan, and the native population of Sakha (Yakutia, C-allele, which causes an increased risk of statin-induced myopathy, was found significantly more often in the Russian population. In the native population of Sakha (Yakutia SLCO1B1 polymorphism was TT – 62 (82%, TC – 11 (14

  1. EDITORIAL: Ongoing climatic change in Northern Eurasia: justification for expedient research

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    Groisman, Pavel; Soja, Amber J.

    2009-12-01

    Russia A Olchev, E Novenko, O Desherevskaya, K Krasnorutskaya and J Kurbatova The effects of climate, permafrost and fire on vegetation change in Siberia in a changing climate N M Tchebakova, E Parfenova and A J Soja An image-based inventory of the spatial structure of West Siberian wetlands A Peregon, S Maksyutov and Y Yamagata Modeling of the carbon dioxide fluxes in European Russia peat bogs J Kurbatova, C Li, F Tatarinov, A Varlagin, N Shalukhina and A Olchev Feedbacks of windthrow for Norway spruce and Scots pine stands under changing climate O Panferov, C Doering, E Rauch, A Sogachev and B Ahrends Reconstruction and prediction of climate and vegetation change in the Holocene in the Altai-Sayan mountains, Central Asia N M Tchebakova, T A Blyakharchuk and E I Parfenova Simulating the effects of soil organic nitrogen and grazing on arctic tundra vegetation dynamics on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia Qin Yu, Howard Epstein and Donald Walker Possible decline of the carbon sink in the Mongolian Plateau during the 21st century Y Lu, Q Zhuang, G Zhou, A Sirin, J Melillo and D Kicklighter The frequency of forest fires in Scots pine stands of Tuva, Russia G A Ivanova, V A Ivanov, E A Kukavskaya and A J Soja Lateral extension in Sphagnum mires along the southern margin of the boreal region, Western Siberia A Peregon, M Uchida and Y Yamagata Evaluating the sensitivity of Eurasian forest biomass to climate change using a dynamic vegetation model J K Shuman and H H Shugart Studies of socioeconomic processes in Northern Eurasia Comparing patterns of ecosystem service consumption and perceptions of range management between ethnic herders in Inner Mongolia and Mongolia L Zhen, B Ochirbat, Y Lv, Y J Wei, X L Liu, J Q Chen, Z J Yao and F Li Land cover/land use change in semi-arid Inner Mongolia: 1992-2004 Ranjeet John, Jiquan Chen, Nan Lu and Burkhard Wilske Spatial and temporal patterns of greenness on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia: interactions of ecological and social factors affecting

  2. From the Editor

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    Željko Hutinski

    2012-07-01

    figure amongmathematicians of our time – recommends other scientists to follow his example when thisissue is concerned. Nevertheless, his arguments (at least those regarding non-experts aredefinitely not to be acknowledged in the case of the work of the Russian mathematician andlogician Miron Ivanovich Telpiz, (see http://www.tarusa.ru/~mit/ENG/eng.php for details,who has been developing his positionality theory for functions, with a special emphasis onBoolean functions, for over two decades. While doing so, he has been drawing its(primarily conceptual analogy to positionality theory for number systems. Building on hisextensive theory, which is combinatory very complex one indeed, Dr. Telpiz states theproof of P = NP. The underlying theory itself was proposed in the first volume of his bookPositionality principle for notation and calculation the functions, originally published inRussian by the Institute of Space Researches of the Russian Academy of Science. It was dueto this book that contacts between a member of the Editorial Board and Dr. Telpiz, as wellas Dr. Andrej Fomin, his assistant and associate, were established. During those contactsthe idea evolved of Dr. Tepiz delivering an invited lecture at the IIS2004 Conference.Annual IIS Conferences have been organized by the Faculty of Organization andInformatics for years. A lecture on proving the statement P = NP was arranged.Unfortunately, Dr. Telpiz was eventually not capable of giving the lecture. Nevertheless, heproposed for his lecture to be published in form of an article in the JIOS Journal. Uponreceiving the Russian version of his article named Sigma-notation and the equivalence of Pand NP classes, the Editorial Board had it translated into English and proceeded to havingit reviewed. The paper was sent to several renowned world experts in the field of Booleanfunctions, mathematical logic and algorithm theory for review. Yet, no response wasreceived from reviewers contacted although the Editorial Board and Dr

  3. CHAIRMEN'S PREFACE AND EDITORS' NOTE: Unification of Fundamental Interactions

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    Brink, Lars; Nilsson, Jan S.; Salomonson, Per; Skagerstam, Bo-Sture

    1987-01-01

    Chairmen's PrefaceIn 1984 we obtained a grant from the Nobel Foundation to organize a Nobel Symposium on "Unification of the Fundamental Interactions". In our proposal which we submitted in the fall of 1983 we stated that we wanted to cover the various attempts to unification such as GUT'S, supergravity, Kaluza-Klein theories and superstrings. What has happened in particle physics since then is already history. With the realization that certain superstring theories could be anomaly free, it became clear that these models could encompass earlier attempts to unification as well as solving the fundamental problem of quantum gravity. The excitement that some of us had felt for some time now spread through most of the particle physics community and this excitement certainly was evident during the Symposium. With the international advisory committee we originally chose a list of around 30 invitees which could best represent the various subjects listed above. When it came to the final planning of the programme essentially all talks dealt with superstrings! We were very fortunate that almost all of the invitees managed to come to the Symposium. From the western world only three were unable to participate, André Neveu, Steven Weinberg and Bruno Zumino. We certainly missed them during the meeting. We were particularly happy that Stephen Hawking managed to take part actively. Our real problem was to get participants from the Soviet Union. Out of eight invitations only one came through. We were very happy to have Renata Kallosh, who really did her utmost to enlighten us about not only her own work but also about recent progress in the USSR, However, we were very sorry that in spite of all our letters, telegrammes and endless attempts to get telephone calls through and despite the good relations between the Swedish and Soviet Academies of Sciences we had to miss Ludwig Faddeev, Valodja Gribov, Andrej Linde, Victor Ogievetsky, Sasha Polyakov, Misha Shifman and Arkadij

  4. 3rd International Conference on Turbulent Mixing and Beyond

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    Abarzhi, Snezhana I.; Gauthier, Serge; Keane, Christopher J.; Niemela, Joseph J.

    2013-07-01

    (University of South Florida, USA) • Serge Gauthier (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France) • Joseph J Niemela (International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy) • Katsunobu Nishihara (Institute for Laser Engineering, Osaka, Japan) • Katepalli R Sreenivasan (New York University, USA) We greatly acknowledge the effort and dedication of the members of the Committee for Best Poster Award: • Serge Gauthier (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France) • Katsunobu Nishihara (Institute for Laser Engineering, Osaka, Japan) • Annick Pouquet (National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA) • Walter Gekelman (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) • Graeme Watt (Institute of Physics, UK) We greatly appreciate the work of conference web-master Daniil V Ilyin (University of Chicago, USA). We thank for technical support: • Bhanesh Akula (Texas A & M University, USA) • Ahmad Qamar (University of Chicago, USA) We warmly acknowledge the logistics assistance of the offices and officers of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics: • Conference Support Office, and Ms Katrina Danforth and Ms Daniela Giombi • Financial Office, and Mr Andrej Michelcich and Ms Alessandra Ricci • Visa Office, and Mr Erich Jost and Mr Adriano Maggio • Housing Office, and Ms Tiziana Bottazzi and Ms Dora Photiou • Publications Office, and Mr Guido Comar and Mr Raffaele Corona • Computer Office, and Dr Johannes Grassberger • Science Dissemination Unit, and Dr Enrique Canessa, Dr. Carlo Fonda and Dr Marco Zennaro We gratefully appreciate the support of the members of the Programme Coordination Board: • Snezhana I Abarzhi (University of Chicago, USA) • Malcolm J Andrews (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA) • Sergei I Anisimov (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia) • Hiroshi Azechi (Institute for Laser Engineering, Osaka, Japan) • Vladimir E Fortov (Institute for High Energy Density, Russia) • Serge Gauthier (Commissariat à l