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  1. 78 FR 14547 - Praxedes E. Alverez Santiago, M.D., Daniel Perez Brisebois, M.D., Jorge Grillasca Palou, M.D...

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    2013-03-06

    ... Praxedes E. Alverez Santiago, M.D., Daniel Perez Brisebois, M.D., Jorge Grillasca Palou, M.D., Rafael Garcia Nieves, M.D., Francis M. Vazques Roura, M.D., Angel B. Rivera Santos, M.D., Cosme D. Santos Torres, M.D., and Juan L. Vilaro Chardon, M.D.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid...

  2. Angel's Wings

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2004-01-01

    @@ Angel's wings had fallen off. It started slowly,a couple of feathers breaking loose in the wind,floating away in carefree spirals, then in clumps in the shower, matted wet and clogging the drain,until one day he woke in a thick layer of white plumage, quills snagging on the stained sheets.

  3. Angel For Hire

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    Goodby, Nina M.D.; Flynn, Mary K

    2011-01-01

    ANGEL FOR HIRE Directed & Produced by Mary Flynn and Nina Goodby Angel For Hire is a 26-minute documentary that explores the power of the contract in surrogate motherhood arrangements, and the implications of signing away rights to your body in order to bear a child for a stranger. The film follows Angel Patwell through the final weeks of her second surrogate pregnancy as she struggles to turn a breach baby and faces the possibility of a contract- mandated caesarian...

  4. Angel for Hire

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    Flynn, Mary K

    2011-01-01

    Angel For Hire explores the implications of signing away one’s bodily rights to bear a stranger’s child. As Angel, a surrogate mother, nears the end of her pregnancy, a complication emerges. Angel faces the possibility of a contract-mandated c-section against her wishes. Also unfolding is the story of a pioneering Michigan-based attorney, Noel Keane. Keane wrote the first surrogacy contract in 1976, a time when the concept of a “surrogate mother” seemed outrageous. That contract lau...

  5. Investments in Fallen Angel Stocks

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    Mühlfriedel, Bernd

    2012-01-01

    This thesis addresses the research gap with regard to fallen angel stocks, thereby helping investors to make better investment decisions and bringing the investments styles of value and growth closer together. It is the first academic work that provides a systematic and empirically tested approach to investments in fallen angels by establishing a set of indicators to distinguish good (outperforming) from bad (underperforming) fallen angel stocks. Fallen angels are defined as companies with (i...

  6. 28 November 2013 - N. N. Kudryavtsev, Russian Rector of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology signing an Agreement and the Guest Book with CERN Director-General R. Heuer; visiting the ATLAS cavern with ATLAS Deputy Spokesperson B. Heinemann and visiting the LHC tunnel at Point 1 with AGH University of Science and Technology A. Erokhin. M. Savino, Physics Department, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research also present.

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    Jean-Claude Gadmer

    2013-01-01

    28 November 2013 - N. N. Kudryavtsev, Russian Rector of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology signing an Agreement and the Guest Book with CERN Director-General R. Heuer; visiting the ATLAS cavern with ATLAS Deputy Spokesperson B. Heinemann and visiting the LHC tunnel at Point 1 with AGH University of Science and Technology A. Erokhin. M. Savino, Physics Department, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research also present.

  7. Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

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    ... Awards Enhancing Diversity Find People About NINDS NINDS Muscular Dystrophy Information Page Clinical Trials Finding the Optimum Regimen ... en Español Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Muscular Dystrophy? The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of ...

  8. Los Angeles og San Francisco

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    Ørstrup, Finn Rude

    1998-01-01

    Kompendium udarbejdet til en studierejse til Los Angeles og San Francisco april-maj 1998 Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Institut 3H......Kompendium udarbejdet til en studierejse til Los Angeles og San Francisco april-maj 1998 Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Institut 3H...

  9. Collide and Squeeze MD

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    Gorzawski, Arkadiusz; Papotti, Giulia; Salvachua Ferrando, Belen Maria; Wenninger, Jorg; Pieloni, Tatiana; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2015-01-01

    Colliding the beams during the squeeze to profit from Landau damping due to head--on beam-beam and b* leveling are two operational modes that may have to be used in a not so distant future at the LHC. This MD aimed at improving the process control during the squeeze with much improved handling of reference for the orbit feedback system and at evaluating instruments and techniques to maintain the beam in collisions with active feedback on a good observable.

  10. Blue Angel for green electronics

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    Boettcher-Tiedemann, C.; Jacobs, B. [Federal Environmental Agency, Berlin (Germany)

    2004-07-01

    The Blue Angel was the first eco-label worldwide. It has been in existence for 26 years. For the last 12 years, modern electronic office and communications equipment has been among the products that are eligible for award of the Blue Angel. The Blue Angel eco-label is an important element of integrated product policy and is aimed towards environmentally sound product design. In addition, health aspects are increasingly being taken into account in criteria development. The use of the label gives innovative companies better market opportunities for products so labelled. For consumers and for purchasers in businesses and public administrations, it gives valuable guidance for product purchase. (orig.)

  11. The globalisation of angel investments

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    Lerner, Josh; Schoar, Antoinette; Sokolinski, Stanislav; Wilson, Karen

    2015-01-01

    The last decade has seen a rapid expansion and deepening of the types of vehicles that fund start-up firms in the U.S. and worldwide. In particular, we have seen a growing role of angel groups and other more "individualistic" funding options for start-ups, such as super angels or crowd sourcing platforms. We seek to understand the nature and consequences of angel investments across a variety of geographies with varying levels of venture capital markets and other forms of risk capital. We ask ...

  12. ADT fast losses MD

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    Priebe, A; Dehning, B; Redaelli, S; Salvachua Ferrando, BM; Sapinski, M; Solfaroli Camillocci, M; Valuch, D

    2013-01-01

    The fast beam losses in the order of 1 ms are expected to be a potential major luminosity limitation for higher beam energies after the LHC long shutdown (LS1). Therefore a Quench Test is planned in the winter 2013 to estimate the quench limit in this timescale and revise the current models. This experiment was devoted to determination the LHC Transverse Damper (ADT) as a system for fast losses induction. A non-standard operation of the ADT was used to develop the beam oscillation instead of suppressing them. The sign flip method had allowed us to create the fast losses within several LHC turns at 450 GeV during the previous test (26th March 2012). Thus, the ADT could be potentially used for the studies of the UFO ("Unidentied Falling Object") impact on the cold magnets. Verification of the system capability and investigations of the disturbed beam properties were the main objectives of this MD. During the experiment, the pilot bunches of proton beam were excited independently in the horizontal and vertical ...

  13. Angels or demons? You decide!

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    2009-01-01

    The new film Angels & Demons starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard is being premiered worldwide on 15 May, but you could see it 10 days earlier at a special preview screening as the CERN Press Office has a limited number of tickets to give away. Preview of the new CERN website to be published on 5 May. Opinion is split among CERNois when talking about Dan Brown’s book Angels & Demons. Should he be praised for bringing particle physics into the spotlight or should he be demonised for the ‘creative liberties’ he took - for example, although it would be useful for the international collaborations, CERN doesn’t actually have its own private airport and supersonic jet. But love it or hate it, with the upcoming release of the multi-million dollar Hollywood film adaptation, Angels & Demons will introduce a huge new audience to CERN. "Guess what? – CERN really exists!" said...

  14. MD5算法研究%MD5 Algorithm

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    张裔智; 赵毅; 汤小斌

    2008-01-01

    随着网络技术的迅速发展,信息加密技术已成为保障网络安全的一种重要手段,加密算法已经成为人们的一个研究热点.本文对MD5算法进行了深入研究,介绍MD5算法的产生背景、应用及其算法流程,并提出了MD5算法的一个改进方案.

  15. Nine bass drawing, Tropical Angel Harps

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    Helmlinger, Aurélie

    2011-01-01

    Nine bass drawing, one tone per drum, Tropical Angel Harps panyard, Southern Main Rd, Enterprise, Chaguanas (erreur sur le nom de fichier : " claytones_nine_bass_drawing_1" ; nom correct = " tropical_angel_harps_nine_bass_drawing_1")

  16. Seven bass drawing, Tropical Angel Harps

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    Helmlinger, Aurélie

    2011-01-01

    Seven bass drawing, whole tone style, Tropical Angel Harps panyard, Southern Main Rd, Enterprise, Chaguanas (erreur sur le nom de fichier : " claytones_seven_bass_drawing_1" ; nom correct = " topical_angel_harps_seven_bass_drawing_1")

  17. ANGEL CAPITAL AND APPLICATIONS IN TURKEY

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    Gözde BİNGÖL; Sibel YILMAZ TÜRKMEN

    2016-01-01

    Successful entrepreneurship activity through angel capital that has a long history around the world, is increasing in Turkey day by day although it is new and limited. Angel investors while being wealthy people who take place in an enterprise as core capital, they also supply counsel providing their experience gained from their entrepreneurship activities. Entrepreneurs call these successful people angels because when they are in need, angels give them feedback and contribute to their entrepr...

  18. Tongues of Men and Angels

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    McGraw, John J.

    2012-01-01

    utter strings of syllables that some claim to be the ‘language of angels.’ Recent neuroimaging studies have highlighted differences in the brains of subjects performing glossolalia in comparison to those same subjects singing a Church hymn. An investigation of the neural correlates of glossolalia...

  19. ANGEL CAPITAL AND APPLICATIONS IN TURKEY

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    Gözde BİNGÖL

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Successful entrepreneurship activity through angel capital that has a long history around the world, is increasing in Turkey day by day although it is new and limited. Angel investors while being wealthy people who take place in an enterprise as core capital, they also supply counsel providing their experience gained from their entrepreneurship activities. Entrepreneurs call these successful people angels because when they are in need, angels give them feedback and contribute to their entrepreneurship significantly. An angel investor is known as one kind of private investor who invests in firms that have a high risk but a high potential to grow. On the other hand, angel investors who provide friendly support with their own experience to entrepreneurs, play a significant role in entrepreneurial finance today. They help entrepre- neurship exist and improve significantly while contributing to economic development. The use of this financing method that the usage in the United States and other countries is spreading rapidly, is also in- creasing steadily in Turkey. Today, we often hear that many of the world-famous firms prefer angel capital financing. This study features initiative and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance and research on angel capital financing. The results of the implementation of a small but growing number of entrepreneurs and angel investors in Turkey are shown in this study with their current direction and contributions.

  20. MD 751: Train Instability Threshold

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    Carver, Lee Robert; Metral, Elias; Salvant, Benoit; Levens, Tom; Nisbet, David; Zobov, M; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this MD is to measure the octupole current thresholds for stability for a single bunch, and then make an immediate comparison (with the same operational settings) for a train of 72 bunches separated by 25ns. From theory, the expected thresholds should be similar. Any discrepancy between the two cases will be of great interest as it could indicate the presence of additional mechanisms that contribute to the instability threshold, for example electron cloud.

  1. Angel Investing from the Perspective of the Entrepreneurs in Turkey

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    Yilmaz Bayar; Mustafa Halid Karaarslan; Cahid Ozdeveci

    2015-01-01

    Business angels became an important financing source for the enterprises in the early stage of development in the world as of 1960s. However angel investing belatedly emerged in Turkey during the late 2000s. This study examines the angel investing process in Turkey from the perspective of entrepreneurs who benefited from the business angels by making in-depth interviews with 12 entrepreneurs. We found that the business angels are nearly the only financing source for unfinished product and bus...

  2. Housing... the Hillside Los Angeles, California

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    Vallen, Michael Earl

    1993-01-01

    Housing... the Hillside Los Angeles, California by Michael Vallen Gregory Hunt, Chairman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (ABSTRACT) This Thesis is a proposal for a prototypical hillside housing community in Los Angeles, California. As a prototype it is responsible for setting an architectural precedent. In this effort, the Thesis continues with focus on issues of construction methodology, urban planning, and land use relationships concerning t...

  3. Cavity Voltage Phase Modulation MD

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    Mastoridis, T; Butterworth, A; Molendijk, J; Tuckmantel, J

    2012-01-01

    The LHC RF/LLRF system is currently setup for extremely stable RF voltage to minimize transient beam loading eects. The present scheme cannot be extended beyond nominal beam current since the demanded power would push the klystrons to saturation. For beam currents above nominal (and possibly earlier), the cavity phase modulation by the beam will be not be corrected (transient beam loading), but the strong RF feedback and One-Turn Delay feedback will still be active for loop and beam stability in physics. To achieve this, the voltage set point will be adapted for each bunch. The goal of this MD was to test an iterative algorithm that would adjust the voltage set point to achieve the optimal phase modulation for klystron forward power considerations.

  4. Harvesting graphics power for MD simulations

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    J.A. van Meel; A. Arnold; D. Frenkel; S.F. Portegies Zwart; R.G. Belleman

    2008-01-01

    We discuss an implementation of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations on a graphic processing unit (GPU) in the NVIDIA CUDA language. We tested our code on a modern GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX. Results for two MD algorithms suitable for short-ranged and long-ranged interactions, and a congruentia

  5. Fast Collision Attack on MD5

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    Stevens, M.M.J.

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we present an improved attack algorithm to find two-block collisions of the hash function MD5. The attack uses the same differential path of MD5 and the set of sufficient conditions that was presented by Wang et al. We present a new technique which allows us to deterministically fulfi

  6. Advances in Delta-md measurements

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    Ronga, Frederic Jean

    2003-01-01

    We report the current status of Delta-md measurements at B-factories. The most recent world average is Delta-md = 0.502+-0.007 1/ps (1.4% accuracy). An estimate of the errors for 500 1/fb data is also given.

  7. La Fiesta de Los Angeles: Race, Ethnicity, and History on Parade in Los Angeles, 1894-1903

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    Shuen, Rachel

    2014-01-01

    This project uses La Fiesta de Los Angeles, a multiethnic parade, as an entry point into understanding ethnic and race relations in Los Angeles, California from 1894-1903. Expanding upon historical research and theoretical frameworks that explore the intersectionalities of race, gender, class, and nationality within La Fiesta de Los Angeles, this project investigates how the development of a racialized Los Angeles in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries offers important historica...

  8. Should government support business angel networks? The tale of Danish business angels network

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    Christensen, Jesper Lindgaard

    2011-01-01

    Policies promoting informal venture capital generally and business angel networks (BANs) in particular have gained increased attention in recent years. As a consequence, BANs are now widespread across Europe. However, there continues to be a debate whether BANs should be supported with public money....... This article discusses the possible rationale for governments to support BANs and what criteria to apply when evaluating such networks. The article is based on an in-depth observation study of the whole life cycle of a national BAN – the Danish Business Angel Network (DBAN) – and a comparison with a...... similar national angel network in Wales. Results show that applying traditional evaluation criteria for assessing BANs may provide only a partial picture. DBAN was squeezed between political pressures, impatience and lack of understanding of the broader benefits of an angel network. It was therefore left...

  9. Multi-Dimensional Games (MD-Games)

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    Ruiz Estrada, M.A.

    2009-01-01

    This paper introduces the concept of Multi-Dimensional games (MD-games) based on the application of an alternative mathematical and graphical modeling approach to study the game theory from a multi-dimensional perspective. In fact, the MD-Games request the application of the mega-space coordinate system to visualize a large number of games, players, strategies and pay-offs functions into the same graphical space.

  10. Dante o anjeloch (Dante on Angels

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    Jozef Žilinek

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Dante’s eternal Love was Bice Portinari who died in 1290. Dante saw her in Florence in 1274. She was his muse and her death was the reason to write Divine Comedy. We meet her in part of Divine Comedy calledParadise as a guide into Celestial Empire. I have ever been interested in structure of Celestial Empire and mesmerised by Dante. That was the reason to write this paper. I try to re-construct and complete Dante’s interpretation of the hierarchy of Celestial Empire with focusing on angels. Angels are also called Intellects or forms of the Heaven or substances between the Earth and Heaven or blissful Beings. I also try to find out the answer what happened to souls of people who died, especially to souls of innocent children. In memory of Michalka Režnáková (1984-1995.

  11. MD5算法的分析和改进%Analysis and Improvement of .MD5 Algorithm

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    么丽颖

    2011-01-01

    首先研究了MD5算法,并总结了MD5算法的特点及性能,在研究MD5算法的基础之上,提出了MD5改进加密算法.最后,对MD5算法与MD5改进算法对应于相关数据、性能进行了比较.%At first , MD5 algorithm is researched, and the characteristic and capability of the MD5 are summaried in the paper. The improved MD5 algorithm is put forward based on the research of the MDS. At last, the contrast between MD5 algorithm and the improved MD5 algorithm in related datum and capability are put forward.

  12. Do business angels benefit their investee companies?

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    Macht, Stephanie; Robinson, John

    2009-01-01

    Abstract: Purpose – Entrepreneurial businesses often face financial and experiential gaps, which can constrain their growth. Business angels (BAs) can provide sources of financial, human and social capital to overcome these gaps. Building on the work by Munck and Saublens, this paper aims to introduce a framework that seeks to provide a detailed understanding of the benefits that BAs can bring to the firms in which they invest. Design/methodology/approach – In order to obtain a detailed u...

  13. Tohoku Women's Hurdling Project: Science Angels (abstract)

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    Mizuki, Kotoe; Watanabe, Mayuko

    2009-04-01

    Tohoku University was the first National University to admit three women students in Japan in 1913. To support the university's traditional ``open-door'' policy, various projects have been promoted throughout the university since its foundation. A government plan, the Third-Stage Basic Plan for Science and Technology, aims to increase the women scientist ratio up to 25% nationwide. In order to achieve this goal, the Tohoku Women's Hurdling Project, funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), was adopted in 2006. This project is threefold: support for child/family, improvement of facilities, and support for the next generation, which includes our Science Angels program. ``Science Angels'' are women PhD students appointed by the university president, with the mission to form a strong support system among each other and to become role-models to inspire younger students who want to become researchers. Currently, 50 women graduate students of the natural sciences are Science Angels and are encouraged to design and deliver lectures in their areas of specialty at their alma maters. Up to now, 12 lectures have been delivered and science events for children in our community have been held-all with great success.

  14. Fast Collision Attack on MD5

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    Stevens, Marc

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we present an improved attack algorithm to find two-block collisions of the hash function MD5. The attack uses the same differential path of MD5 and the set of sufficient conditions that was presented by Wang et al. We present a new technique which allows us to deterministically fulfill restrictions to properly rotate the differentials in the first round. We will present a new algorithm to find the first block and we will use an algorithm of Klima to find the second block. To o...

  15. Harvesting graphics power for MD simulations

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    Meel, van, C.S.; Arnold, A; Frenkel, D.; Portegies Zwart, S.F.; Belleman, R.G.

    2008-01-01

    We discuss an implementation of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations on a graphic processing unit (GPU) in the NVIDIA CUDA language. We tested our code on a modern GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX. Results for two MD algorithms suitable for short-ranged and long-ranged interactions, and a congruential shift random number generator are presented. The performance of the GPU’s is compared to their main processor counterpart. We achieve speedups of up to 40, 80 and 150 fold, respectively. With the...

  16. Harvesting graphics power for MD simulations

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    2008-01-01

    Abstract We discuss an implementation of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations on a graphic processing unit (GPU) in the NVIDIA CUDA language. We tested our code on a modern GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX. Results for two MD algorithms suitable for short-ranged and long-ranged interactions, and a congruential shift random number generator are presented. The performance of the GPU's is compared to their main processor counterpart. We achieve speedups of up to 80, 40 and 150 fold, re...

  17. ProtoMD: A Prototyping Toolkit for Multiscale Molecular Dynamics

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    Somogyi, Endre; Mansour, Andrew Abi; Ortoleva, Peter J.

    2013-01-01

    ProtoMD is a toolkit that facilitates the development of algorithms for multiscale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. It is designed for multiscale methods which capture the dynamic transfer of information across multiple spatial scales, such as the atomic to the mesoscopic scale, via coevolving microscopic and coarse-grained (CG) variables. ProtoMD can be also be used to calibrate parameters needed in traditional CG-MD methods. The toolkit integrates `GROMACS wrapper' to initiate MD simula...

  18. The Film Industry and Urban Development in Metropolitan Los Angeles

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    Stephanie Frank

    2012-01-01

    Due north of Culver City and southwest of Hollywood, lies Century City, an icon of midcentury modernism and urban planning (see Figure 2.1). Midcentury modernism in Los Angeles is most closely associated with sleek glass houses in the Hollywood Hills, while Los Angeles midcentury planning evokes images of freeways and the urban renewal scheme that leveled downtown’s Bunker Hill. Absent the freeway building or single - family homes associated with postwar Los Angeles, Century City reconceive...

  19. Urban Health Care in Transition: Challenges Facing Los Angeles County

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    Sharon K. Long; Zuckerman, Stephen

    1998-01-01

    The authors examine the Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Project currently underway in Los Angeles County. The waiver was designed as part of a response to a financial crisis the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LACDHS) faced in 1995. It provides financial relief to give the county time to restructure its system for serving the medically indigent population. Los Angeles County's goal is to reduce its traditional emphasis on emergency room and hospital care by building an i...

  20. The Role and Place of Governing Angels in Bible

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    Sayyed hesam aldin Hosseini

    2014-01-01

    Angels have allocated a considerable part of Bible's discussions to themselves and since one of the dogmatic principles of the revealed religions is the belief in angels, depiction of the place and attributes of angels can be the indicator of the quality of attitude and worldview and the strength of dogmatic principles of Bible's followers and justify their thought and ideas; For this subject is related with the issues such as: transcendent unity of divine acts and essence and attributes and ...

  1. The Economic Significance of Business Angels - Towards Comparable Indicators

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    Avdeitchikova, Sofia; Landström, Hans

    2014-01-01

    Due to their importance for fostering high-growth entrepreneurship, business angels have over the last decades attracted considerable interest among policy-makers around the world. However, most of the policy initiatives to support business angel investing have been made without any strong empirical basis to guide them. Thus, the research results so far have done little to inform policy-makers regarding – what is the state of business angel market and what (if any) policy action is required? ...

  2. 78 FR 2707 - Maryland Disaster # MD-00026

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    2013-01-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Maryland Disaster MD-00026 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409...

  3. Space Radar Image of Los Angeles, California

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    1994-01-01

    This is a radar image of Los Angeles, California, taken on October 2, 1994. Visible in the image are Long Beach Harbor at the bottom right (south corner of the image), Los Angeles International Airport at the bottom center, with Santa Monica just to the left of it and the Hollywood Hills to the left of Santa Monica. Also visible in the image are the freeway systems of Los Angeles, which appear as dark lines. The San Gabriel Mountains (center top) and the communities of San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley and Palmdale can be seen on the left-hand side. This image was acquired by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on its 24th orbit. The image is centered at 34 degrees north latitude, 118 degrees west longitude. The area shown is approximately 100 kilometers by 52 kilometers (62 miles by 32 miles). This single-frequency SIR-C image was obtained by the L-band (24 cm) radar channel, horizontally transmitted and received. Portions of the Pacific Ocean visible in this image appear very dark as do freeways and other flat surfaces such as the airport runways. Mountains in the image are dark grey, with brighter patches on the mountain slopes, which face in the direction of the radar illumination (from the top of the image). Suburban areas, with the low-density housing and tree-lined streets that are typical of Los Angeles, appear as lighter grey. Areas with high-rise buildings, such as downtown Los Angeles, appear in very bright white, showing a higher density of housing and streets which run parallel to the radar flight track. Scientists hope to use radar image data from SIR-C/X-SAR to map fire scars in areas prone to brush fires, such as Los Angeles. In this image, the Altadena fire area is visible in the top center of the image as a patch of mountainous terrain which is slightly darker than the nearby mountains. Using all the radar frequency and polarization images provided by SIR

  4. High Frequency Traders: Angels or Devils?

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    Jeffrey MacIntosh

    2013-01-01

    High frequency trading (HFT) is taking world capital markets by storm, notably in the United States and the United Kingdom, where it accounted for about 50 percent of equities trading in 2012, and to a growing extent in other parts of Europe and in Canada. Are high frequency traders angels or devils in terms of the impact on capital markets? Critics claim the latter and charge that they put retail and institutional investors at a disadvantage. Critics also blame high frequency trading for the...

  5. Do business angels alter the risk-return equation in early stage investments? Business angels as seen by venture capitalists in the German speaking countries

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    Heukamp, Franz; Liechtenstein, Heinrich; Wakeling, Nick

    2006-01-01

    Venture capitalists in German-speaking countries do not value the contribution of business angels in co-invested deals. Business angels do not reduce the risk perceived by venture capitalists in early-stage deals, even if the business angels have what venture capitalists regard as an ideal profile. Venture capitalists also refute that deals with business angels typically generate higher internal rates of return than deals without business angels.

  6. The Politics of School Desegregation in Los Angeles.

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    Hart-Nibbrig, Nand E.

    1979-01-01

    Reviews the influences that city and State politics have on school desegregation in Los Angeles. Asserts that the Los Angeles desegregation plan reflects the influence and power of the city's westside by providing an escape from its provisions of mandatory busing while meeting the school district's desegregation guidelines. (Author/GC)

  7. Glitches in Los Angeles Payroll System Spark Furor

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    Trotter, Andrew

    2007-01-01

    Thousands of Los Angeles teachers have not been paid properly for months because of errors in a corporate-style payroll system that was introduced in January as part of a sweeping, $95 million computer modernization. The Los Angeles Unified School District acknowledges that the payroll system's rollout was rushed and tainted by numerous…

  8. "Angels & Demons" - Distinguishing truth from fiction

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    2005-01-01

    Dan Brown's best-selling novel "Angels & Demons" was published in French on 2 March. A web page on CERN's public site is dedicated to separating truth from fiction in this novel. After the extraordinary success of Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code", one of his earlier novels "Angels & Demons", published in 2000, has now become a best seller and has generated a flood of questions about CERN. This detective story is about a secret society, the Illuminati, who wish to destroy the Vatican with an antimatter bomb stolen from - wait for it - CERN! Inevitably, CERN has been bombarded with calls about the technologies described in the novel that are supposed to be under development in the Laboratory. The Press Office has always explained that, even if the novel appears to be very informative, it is in fact a mixture of fact and fiction. For instance, according to the novel CERN is supposed to own a plane that can cover the distance between Massachusetts in the United States and Switzerland in just over an hour! ...

  9. MD on UFOs at MKIs and MKQs

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    Baer, T; Bartmann, W; Bracco, C; Carlier, E; Dehning, B; Garrel, N; Goddard, B; Jackson, S; Jimenez, M; Kain, V; Mertens, V; Misiowiec, M; Nordt, A; Papotti, G; Uythoven, J; Wenninger, J; Zerlauth, M; Zamantzas, C; Zimmermann, F

    2012-01-01

    UFOs ("Unidentified Falling Objects") are expected to be one of the major known performance limitation of the LHC. In this MD, the production mechanism and the dynamics of UFOs at the injection kicker magnets (MKIs) and the tune kicker magnets (MKQs) were studied. This was done by pulsing the MKIs and MKQs on a gap in the partly filled machine. During the MD, in total 58 UFO-type beam loss patterns were observed directly after pulsing the MKIs. None were observed after pulsing the MKQs, which provides important input for possible mitigation strategies. The temporal and spatial distribution of the UFO events could be determined by using a dedicated BLM Study Buffer, the implications for the UFO dynamics are discussed.

  10. Batch By Batch Longitudinal Emittance Blowup MD

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    Mastoridis, T; Butterworth, A; Jaussi, M; Molendijk, J

    2012-01-01

    The transverse bunch emittance increases significantly at 450 GeV from the time of injection till the ramp due to IBS. By selectively blowing up the longitudinal emittance of the incoming batch at each injection, it should be possible to reduce the transverse emittance growth rates due to IBS. An MD was conducted on April 22nd 2012 to test the feasibility and performance of the batch-by-batch longitudinal emittance blowup. There were three main goals during the MD. First, to test the developed hardware, firmware, and software for the batch-by-batch blowup. Then, to measure the transverse emittance growth rates of blown-up and "witness" batches to quantify any improvement, and finally to test the ALLInjectSequencer class, which deals with the complicated gymnastics of introducing or masking the new batch to various RF loops.

  11. Integrative Medicine Program- MD Anderson Cancer Center

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    Lee, Richard T.

    2012-01-01

    The Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center was first established in 1998.  Our mission is to empower patients with cancer and their families to become active partners in their own physical, psycho-spiritual, and social health through personalized education and evidenced-based clinical care to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes across the cancer continuum.  The program consists of three main components: clinical care, research, and education.  The Integr...

  12. Ashley W. Oughterson, MD: Surgeon, Soldier, Leader

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    Kunstman, John W.; Longo, Walter E

    2015-01-01

    Ashley W. Oughterson, MD, (1895-1956) was a longtime faculty surgeon at Yale University. He performed some of the earliest pancreatic resections in the United States. During World War II, Colonel Oughterson was the primary “Surgical Consultant” in the South Pacific and present at nearly every major battle. His meticulously kept diary is regarded as the foremost source detailing wartime surgical care. Colonel Oughterson led the initial Army team to survey Hiroshima and Nagasaki following the n...

  13. 77 FR 73967 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bear Creek, Dundalk, MD

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    2012-12-12

    ... Regulation; Bear Creek, Dundalk, MD'' in the Federal Register (77 FR 5201). The rulemaking concerned would... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 RIN 1625-AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bear Creek, Dundalk, MD... highway bridge at Wise Avenue across Bear Creek, mile 3.4, between Dundalk and Sparrows Point, MD....

  14. The Role and Place of Governing Angels in Bible

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    Sayyed hesam aldin Hosseini

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Angels have allocated a considerable part of Bible's discussions to themselves and since one of the dogmatic principles of the revealed religions is the belief in angels, depiction of the place and attributes of angels can be the indicator of the quality of attitude and worldview and the strength of dogmatic principles of Bible's followers and justify their thought and ideas; For this subject is related with the issues such as: transcendent unity of divine acts and essence and attributes and even unity in obedience, how to record the actions and investigate them in Purgatory and Resurrection and believe in the unseen world and how to connect to that world and how to manage the world by God and the definition of the Kingdom of Heaven and how to divide people's sustenance and their reward and punishment which is the indicator and representative of the position of each religion as compared to other religions. Like Muslims, the followers of Bible regard the existence of angels as one of the articles of faith and among the most important elements of the world of being. And whereas the Old Testament has described the revelation of One God using figures who appear in the Eastern mythological stories, it can be seen that in many cases the Kingdom of Heaven has been depicted by metaphors which match the similes used in Quran like angel's march before God (Fajr, 22 as if God is one of the kings from East. The angels are mentioned a lot in the Bible. In Hebrews it has been said that the numbers of angels is countless and in fact, they cannot be enumerated. Angels also do many things including: the report of the Birth of John… the most important task which is assigned to the angels is worshipping God. (1 Enoch, 40 The other significant task undertaken by angels is mediating between God and man. Intercession is another role assigned to angels. (1 Enoch, 2: 4, 4:9 Sometimes man asks the angels beseechingly to convey his/her request to Divinity. The angels

  15. Integrative Medicine Program- MD Anderson Cancer Center

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    Richard T Lee

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center was first established in 1998.  Our mission is to empower patients with cancer and their families to become active partners in their own physical, psycho-spiritual, and social health through personalized education and evidenced-based clinical care to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes across the cancer continuum.  The program consists of three main components: clinical care, research, and education.  The Integrative Medicine Center provides clinical services to patients through individual and group programs.  The clinical philosophy of the center is to work collaboratively with the oncology teams to build comprehensive and integrative care plans that are personalized, evidence-based, and safe with the goal of improving clinical outcomes.  The individual services comprise of integrative oncology consultation, acupuncture, meditation, music therapy, nutrition, and oncology massage.  The center also provides a variety of group programs including meditation, yoga, tai chi, cooking classes and others.  Over the past 13 years, over 70,000 patients and families have participated in services and programs offered by the center.  The research portfolio focuses on three main areas: mind-body interventions, acupuncture, and meditation.  This lecture will focus on providing an overview of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson with a focus on the clinical services provided.  Participants will learn about the integrative clinical model and how this is applied to the care of cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Current and future research topics will be discussed as well as patient cases.

  16. MD Test of a Ballistic Optics

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    Garcia-Tabares Valdivieso, Ana; Salvachua Ferrando, Belen Maria; Skowronski, Piotr Krzysztof; Solfaroli Camillocci, Matteo; Tomas Garcia, Rogelio; Wenninger, Jorg; Coello De Portugal - Martinez Vazquez, Jaime Maria; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2016-01-01

    The ballistic optics is designed to improve the understanding of optical errors and BPM systematic effects in the critical triplet region. The particularity of that optics is that the triplet is switched off, effectively transforming the triplets on both sides of IR1 and IR5 into drift spaces. Advantage can be taken from that fact to localize better errors in the Q4-Q5-triplet region. During this MD this new optics was tested for the first time at injection with beam 2.

  17. ProtoMD: A prototyping toolkit for multiscale molecular dynamics

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    Somogyi, Endre; Mansour, Andrew Abi; Ortoleva, Peter J.

    2016-05-01

    ProtoMD is a toolkit that facilitates the development of algorithms for multiscale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. It is designed for multiscale methods which capture the dynamic transfer of information across multiple spatial scales, such as the atomic to the mesoscopic scale, via coevolving microscopic and coarse-grained (CG) variables. ProtoMD can be also be used to calibrate parameters needed in traditional CG-MD methods. The toolkit integrates 'GROMACS wrapper' to initiate MD simulations, and 'MDAnalysis' to analyze and manipulate trajectory files. It facilitates experimentation with a spectrum of coarse-grained variables, prototyping rare events (such as chemical reactions), or simulating nanocharacterization experiments such as terahertz spectroscopy, AFM, nanopore, and time-of-flight mass spectroscopy. ProtoMD is written in python and is freely available under the GNU General Public License from github.com/CTCNano/proto_md.

  18. Los Angeles Area Permit Holder Estimated Trash Load Reduction

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Los Angeles River has been designated as an impaired waterbody due to the large volume of trash it receives from the watershed. To address this problem a Total...

  19. Port Angeles, Washington Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Port Angeles, Washington Forecast Model Grids provides bathymetric data strictly for tsunami inundation modeling with the Method of Splitting Tsunami (MOST)...

  20. Los Angeles, California Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Los Angeles, California Forecast Model Grids provides bathymetric data strictly for tsunami inundation modeling with the Method of Splitting Tsunami (MOST)...

  1. 75 FR 69862 - Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model MD900 Helicopters

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    2010-11-16

    ... exist or develop on other helicopters of the same type design. Therefore, this AD requires, within 4...-AD. Applicability: Model MD900 helicopters, with lower main rotor hub (hub), part number 900R2101008... the main rotor hub (hub) for a crack. If a crack is found, this AD requires, before further...

  2. 76 FR 41662 - Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model MD900 Helicopters

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    2011-07-15

    ... helicopters of this same type design. AD Requirements This AD requires a visual inspection, and if necessary...) Inspect the main rotor lower hub assembly for a crack by following the specified portions of MD Helicopter... rotor lower hub assembly (lower hub) for a crack, and if you find a crack, before further...

  3. 76 FR 1993 - Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD...

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    2011-01-12

    ... (75 FR 34661). That NPRM proposed to require installing fuel level float and pressure switch in-line... 12866, (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034... Maintenance Manual (AMM) defueling procedure MD80 AMM 12-13-00. The correct reference is Boeing MD80 AMM...

  4. Edificio de archivos en Los Angeles

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    Neutra & Alexander, Arquitectos

    1963-07-01

    Full Text Available The 80th birthday of Richard Neutra coincides with the completion of this building, a special feature of which is that it has 13 half-floor levels, thus saving space and making it easier to reach the documents. Besides housing the Territorial Archives Office, it accommodates the Territorial Testing Dept., Regional Planning Committee and Territorial Library. 40 ms high rotary sun shields are fitted, made of aluminium. They are controlled automatically by electronic devices, motivated by the solar action, and are thus correctly orientated at any time to provide protection against sun glare. They close altogether when the wind speed is such that they might be damaged. On the main facade looking towards Temple Street, the plastic arts organisation has contributed a large mosaic by Joseph Young, showing a map of the district. This archives building in Los Angeles is a fine exponent of what technology can do for man, and it is a characteristic example of contemporary organic architecture at its best.El principio de la octava década de Neutra coincide con la terminación del edificio, cuya sección nos ofrece trece medias plantas, para economizar espacio y facilitar el alcance de los documentos. Aloja, además de la Oficina Territorial de Archivos, otras varias: Departamento Territorial de Pruebas, Comisión de Planificación Regional y Biblioteca Territorial. Unos «brise-soleils» giratorios, de aluminio, de 40 m de altura, que funcionan automáticamente —controlados por un cerebro electrónico— bajo la acción solar, proporcionan la orientación «adecuada» en cada momento y protegen del brillo lateral, cerrándose cuando el viento sopla con una velocidad que puede serles perjudicial. Como aportación de las Artes Plásticas aparece en la fachada principal, que da a la calle Temple, un gran mosaico, de Joseph Young, del mapa del territorio. Este edificio de archivos en Los Angeles constituye un claro exponente en el que la, técnica est

  5. Los Angeles: The most differentiated basaltic martian meteorite

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    Rubin, Alan E.; Warren, Paul H.; Greenwood, James P.; Verish, Robert S.; Leshin, Laurie A.; Hervig, Richard L.; Clayton, Robert N.; Mayeda, Toshiko K.

    2000-11-01

    Los Angeles is a new martian meteorite that expands the compositional range of basaltic shergottites. Compared to Shergotty, Zagami, QUE94201, and EET79001-B, Los Angeles is more differentiated, with higher concentrations of incompatible elements (e.g., La) and a higher abundance of late-stage phases such as phosphates and K-rich feldspathic glass. The pyroxene crystallization trend starts at compositions more ferroan than in other martian basalts. Trace elements indicate a greater similarity to Shergotty and Zagami than to QUE94201 or EET79001-B, but the Mg/Fe ratio is low even compared to postulated parent melts of Shergotty and Zagami. Pyroxene in Los Angeles has 0.7 4-μm-thick exsolution lamellae, ˜10 times thicker than those in Shergotty and Zagami. Opaque oxide compositions suggest a low equilibration temperature at an oxygen fugacity near the fayalite-magnetite-quartz buffer. Los Angeles cooled more slowly than Shergotty and Zagami. Slow cooling, coupled with the ferroan bulk composition, produced abundant fine-grained intergrowths of fayalite, hedenbergite, and silica, by the breakdown of pyroxferroite. Shock effects in Los Angeles include maskelynitized plagioclase, pyroxene with mosaic extinction, and rare fault zones. One such fault ruptured a previously decomposed zone of pyroxferroite. Although highly differentiated, the bulk composition of Los Angeles is not close to the low-Ca/Si composition of the globally wind-stirred soil of Mars.

  6. ProtoMD: A prototyping toolkit for multiscale molecular dynamics

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    Somogyi, Endre; Mansour, Andrew Abi; Ortoleva, Peter J.

    2016-05-01

    ProtoMD is a toolkit that facilitates the development of algorithms for multiscale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. It is designed for multiscale methods which capture the dynamic transfer of information across multiple spatial scales, such as the atomic to the mesoscopic scale, via coevolving microscopic and coarse-grained (CG) variables. ProtoMD can be also be used to calibrate parameters needed in traditional CG-MD methods. The toolkit integrates 'GROMACS wrapper' to initiate MD simulations, and 'MDAnalysis' to analyze and manipulate trajectory files. It facilitates experimentation with a spectrum of coarse-grained variables, prototyping rare events (such as chemical reactions), or simulating nanocharacterization experiments such as terahertz spectroscopy, AFM, nanopore, and time-of-flight mass spectroscopy. ProtoMD is written in python and is freely available under the GNU General Public License from

  7. Methane Hotspots in the Los Angeles Megacity

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    Hopkins, F. M.; Randerson, J. T.; Bush, S.; Ehleringer, J. R.; Lai, C.; Kort, E. A.; Blake, D. R.

    2013-12-01

    Airborne observations show that Los Angeles (LA) is a large source of methane to the atmosphere, yet the sources of excess methane from the urban area are poorly constrained. We used a mobile laboratory, a Ford Transit van equipped with cavity ring down spectrometers (Picarro, Inc.), to measure greenhouse gases (CH4, CO2, and CO) mole fractions in LA. On-road surveys across the LA Basin were conducted seasonally to determine patterns of CH4 enrichment in space and over time, with a focus on quantifying methane leaks from known sources. We found fugitive leaks and elevated CH4 concentrations throughout the LA Basin. Some were associated with known sources, such as landfills, wastewater treatment, and oil and gas infrastructure, while others had an unknown origin. Urban CH4 enrichment varied over the course of the year, largely due to seasonal changes in meteorological conditions. Nevertheless, our mobile surveys revealed CH4 hotspots (>200 ppb elevated with respect to background levels) that persisted among seasons. High CH4 concentrations were most easily predicted by proximity to methane sources, particularly near the coast, while elevated CH4 levels were more evenly dispersed in inland areas. CH4 hotspots had a disproportionate impact on excess methane relative to the area they accounted for, typically providing more than a quarter of excess methane measured on a transect. These data improve estimates of the relative roles of specific leaks and emission sectors to LA's excess methane. Depending on the cost of reducing these CH4 leaks, a focus on CH4 emissions may prove an effective way to reduce LA's greenhouse gas emissions in the near term.

  8. 78 FR 35773 - Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), Helicopters

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    2013-06-14

    ... the MDHI Model MD900 helicopters with certain main rotor blade (MRB) retention bolts (bolts) installed... MD 900 helicopters with a main rotor blade retention bolt (bolt), part number (P/N) 900R3100001-103... exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Related Service Information We have...

  9. MD290: Q4 IP6 Quench Level

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    Bednarek, Mateusz Jakub; Lechner, Anton; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2016-01-01

    The detailed program proposed for the LHC Machine Development concerning a quench induced by fast losses on the MQY.4L6 quadrupole is presented. The merit of the MD, the necessary modifications of the machine protection systems are presented together with a preliminary analysis of the MD results.

  10. 77 FR 5201 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bear Creek, Dundalk, MD

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    2012-02-02

    ... Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 RIN 1625-AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bear Creek, Dundalk, MD... across Bear Creek, mile 3.4, between Dundalk and Sparrows Point, MD. The proposed change will alter...

  11. Single-block collision attack on MD5

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    Stevens, M.M.J.

    2012-01-01

    In 2010, Tao Xie and Dengguo Feng \\cite{cryptoeprint:2010:643} constructed the first single-block collision for MD5 consisting of two 64-byte messages that have the same MD5 hash. Details of their attack, developed using what they call an evolutionary approach, has not been disclosed ``for security

  12. 76 FR 51887 - Safety Zone; Patuxent River, Patuxent River, MD

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    2011-08-19

    ...) entitled ``Safety Zone; Patuxent River, Patuxent River, MD'' in the Federal Register (76 FR 36447). We... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Patuxent River, Patuxent River, MD AGENCY... safety zone during the ``NAS Patuxent River Air Expo '11,'' which consists of aerial...

  13. Chosen-Prefix Collisions for MD5 and Applications

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    Stevens, M.M.J.; Lenstra, A.K.; Weger, B. de

    2012-01-01

    We present a novel, automated way to find differential paths for MD5. Its main application is in the construction of \\emph{chosen-prefix collisions}. We have shown how, at an approximate expected cost of $2^{39}$ calls to the MD5 compression function, for any two chosen message prefixes $P$ and $P'$

  14. DFT-MD simulations of shocked Xenon

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    Magyar, Rudolph J.; Mattsson, Thomas R.

    2009-03-01

    Xenon is not only a technologically important element used in laser technologies, jet propulsion and dental anesthesia, but it is also arguably the simplest material in which to study the metal-insulator transition at high pressure. Because of its closed shell electronic configuration, Xenon is often assumed to be chemically inert, interacting almost entirely through the van der Waals interaction, and at liquid density, is typically modeled well using Leonard-Jones potentials. However, such modeling has a limited range of validity as Xenon is known to form compounds at normal conditions and likely exhibits considerably more chemistry at higher densities when hybridization of occupied orbitals becomes significant. In this talk, we present DFT-MD simulations of shocked liquid Xenon with the goal of developing an improved equation of state. The relative importance of the van der Waals interaction compared to other Coulomb interactions is considered, and estimates of the relative accuracy of various density functionals are quantified. Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

  15. The informal investment context: specific issues concerned with business angels

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    Jon Hoyos Iruarrizaga

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Informal investors play a key role to meet the financing needs of business projects in early stages. However, this is a group in which there are different kinds and ways of dealing with investment. One of these profiles is associated with the figure known as business angel, whose main distinguishing feature is its ability to add smart capital in the form of knowledge, experience and contacts. The aim of this paper is to determine to what extent the specific profile of business angels differ from the rest of informal investors. With a sample of over 800 informal investors in Spain, the empirical results of this study show that the higher income, skills and entrepreneurial training and the less family ties to the entrepreneur, the greater the probability of belonging to business angel investment group.

  16. Meteorological influences on surface ozone in the Los Angeles Basin

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    Blaylock, B. K.; Lefer, B. L.; Grossberg, N.

    2013-12-01

    Ozone levels in the Los Angeles Basin have improved over the last twenty years due to reductions in pollutants responsible for ozone formation. Still, meteorological effects can increase or decrease ozone levels. This study was an attempt to identify weather patterns that contribute to elevated or depressed ozone levels at four sites in the South Coast Air Quality Management District in California. Hourly surface ozone and meteorological measurements were compared at sites in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles (North Main Street), Costa Mesa, and San Bernardino. Comparisons were made on sixty-two days with good air quality and sixty-five days with unhealthy air quality between the years 2008 and 2012. Days were selected between April and September based on the Los Angeles area Air Quality Index. Ozone concentrations were shown to be positively correlated with temperature and negatively correlated with absolute humidity. While temperature and humidity do not cause changes in ozone production, they are indicators of weather parameters that do. Days with warmer temperatures have less clouds and more solar radiation. Results show that unhealthy ozone levels occur on days when solar radiation exceeds 800 W/m2. Absolute humidity is related to ozone because it distinguishes between marine and continental airmass source regions. Low ozone levels were consistently observed near the coast in Costa Mesa. The highest ozone levels were found at the receptor sites, San Bernardino and Santa Clarita, downwind of Los Angeles. Finally, wind speed was found to limit ozone in Los Angeles, but no relation between wind speed and ozone was found at the receptor sites. The meteorological conditions that resulted in changes in solar radiation and air mass source region had the largest impact on ozone levels in the Los Angeles Basin.

  17. The Achromatic Telescopic Squeezing (ATS) MD part III

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    Fartoukh, S; Goddard, B; Hofle, W; Jacquet, D; Kruk, G; Lamont, M; de Maria, R; Miyamoto, R; Mueller, G; Pojer, M; Ponce, L; Redaelli, S; Ryckx, N; Steinhagen, R; Strzelczyk, M; Vanbavinckhove, G; Wenninger, J

    2011-01-01

    This note highlights the results obtained during the third so-called ATS MD which took place in 2011. The goal of this MD was extremely challenging, targeting a pre-squeezed beta* of 40 cm in ATLAS and CMS, followed by a telescopic squeeze of these two insertions to finally reach a beta* of 10 cm both at IP1 and IP5. Due to the rather poor machine availability during the MD period, the time initially allocated to the ATS studies was hardly cut by a factor of 2, and "only" the achromatic pre-squeeze down to beta*=40 cm was demonstrated with beam.

  18. Single-block collision attack on MD5

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    Stevens, Marc

    2012-01-01

    In 2010, Tao Xie and Dengguo Feng \\cite{cryptoeprint:2010:643} constructed the first single-block collision for MD5 consisting of two 64-byte messages that have the same MD5 hash. Details of their attack, developed using what they call an evolutionary approach, has not been disclosed ``for security reasons''. Instead they have posted a challenge to the cryptology community to find a new different single-block collision attack for MD5. This paper answers that challenge by presenting a single-b...

  19. MD 239 on Collide and Squeeze (part 2)

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    Gorzawski, Arkadiusz; Salvachua Ferrando, Belen Maria; Wenninger, Jorg; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2016-01-01

    Colliding the beams during the squeeze to profit from Landau damping due to head--on beam-beam and beta--star leveling are two operational modes that may have to be used in a not so distant future at the LHC. This MD aimed at improving the orbit control during the squeeze with much improved handling of orbit feedback references and at evaluating instruments and techniques to maintain the beam in collisions with active feedback on luminosity or beam position. This MD also integrated for the first time synchronized collimator measurements. Comparison of the settings with the previous MD allowed a validation of the long term stability of collide and squeeze.

  20. Charge separation reaction in clusters of polar molecules. MD simulations

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    Rate constant of intermolecular electron transfer (ET) in a photoexcited donor-acceptor model system solvated by a cluster of polar molecules has been expressed in terms of the statistical distribution of the electrostatic potential energy difference between the reacting sites. This distribution has been calculated for a particular case of acetonitrile clusters at ∼ 120 K by MD computer simulation. The MD values of the cluster reorganization energy and the ET rate constant have been compared with the corresponding MD results for the donor-acceptor pair solvated in bulk acetonitrile and with theoretical predictions based on the continuum model. (author)

  1. Perspective View, SRTM / Landsat, Los Angeles, Calif

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    2002-01-01

    Los Angeles, Calif., is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas with a population of about 15 million people. The urban areas mostly cover the coastal plains and lie within the inland valleys. The intervening and adjacent mountains are generally too rugged for much urban development. This in large part because the mountains are 'young', meaning they are still building (and eroding) in this seismically active (earthquake prone) region. Earthquake faults commonly lie between the mountains and the lowlands. The San Andreas fault, the largest fault in California, likewise divides the very rugged San Gabriel Mountains from the low-relief Mojave Desert, thus forming a straight topographic boundary between the top center and lower right corner of the image. We present two versions of this perspective image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM): one with and one without a graphic overlay that maps faults that have been active in Late Quaternary times (white lines). The fault database was provided by the U.S. Geological Survey.For the annotated version of this image, please select Figure 1, below: [figure removed for brevity, see original site] (Large image: 2 mB jpeg) The Landsat image used here was acquired on May 4, 2001, about seven weeks before the summer solstice, so natural terrain shading is not particularly strong. It is also not especially apparent given a view direction (northwest) nearly parallel to the sun illumination (shadows generally fall on the backsides of mountains). Consequently, topographic shading derived from the SRTM elevation model was added to the Landsat image, with a false sun illumination from the left (southwest). This synthetic shading enhances the appearance of the topography. Landsat has been providing visible and infrared views of the Earth since 1972. SRTM elevation data matches the 30-meter (98-foot) resolution of most Landsat images and substantially helps in analyzing the large and growing Landsat image archive

  2. A retrospective look at air quality management in Los Angeles

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    The history of air quality management in Los Angeles is discussed. Successful as well as unsuccessful programs and control measures are described. Specific air pollutants discussed are sulfur dioxide, lead, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, ozone, and toxic air contaminants

  3. Housing in Los Angeles: Affordable Housing for the Future.

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    A 1988 mayoral committee assessed the seriousness of Los Angeles (California) housing problems and found that the city's housing efforts were sufficient in the 1960s, when the Federal Government took primary responsibility for housing and the average wage was adequate to support the cost of the average house or apartment. However, the following…

  4. Rikaste klubi hindab Eesti reformikogemust / Angel Gurria ; interv. Sirje Rank

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    Gurria, Angel, 1950-

    2008-01-01

    Majandusliku Koostöö ja Arengu Organisatsiooni (OECD) peasekretär Angel Gurria ütleb intervjuus Äripäevale, et Eesti on oodatud rikaste riikide klubisse eelkõige oma reformikogemuse tõttu, ette heitis ta aga Eesti tööturu jäikust. Kommenteerib välisminister Urmas Paet. Lisa: Taust

  5. Exhibition "Angels & Demons" : the science behind the story

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    2009-01-01

    Angels & Demons – the science behind the story. A race against the clock to prevent antimatter stolen from CERN from blowing up the Vatican: following a tried and tested Hollywood formula, the 'ticking-bomb' thriller, Angles & Demons can hardly fail to entertain. But how does the science stand up to scrutiny?

  6. Turning Neighbors into Friends: The Los Angeles Camp Experience.

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    Jenya, Judith

    2002-01-01

    A camp for Los Angeles (California) children traumatized by war, community violence, and hatred gives them time to heal and feel safe. The camp's theme of reconciliation and nonviolence is expressed by an all-volunteer staff through community, teamwork, and cooperation. Nature's diversity is used to show how diverse groups can interact, thrive,…

  7. MD5Hash加密算法在SQL Server2005中的应用%Application of MD5 Hash Encryption Algorithm in SQL Server 2005

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    李红日

    2011-01-01

    在对MD5算法进行简要描述的同时,对MD5算法的原理作深入分析.介绍在C创建MD5 Hash算法的函数,在SQL Server中应用MD5哈希算法,并且经过测试可以准确实现MD5 Hash加密算法.

  8. Cryptanalysis of the Hash Function MD5%关于Hash函数MD5的解析

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    毛明; 陈少晖; 袁征; 贾永兴

    2009-01-01

    This paper is about the cryptanalysis of the Hash function MDS, on the basis of the paper concerning the breaking the MD5 which was written by Wang et al.In this paper,the eighth step of MD5 algorithm was taken for exam-ple and the properties of the F function and the effective control of the differential path were introduced.The MD5 algo-rithm was cryptanalyzed from both the manual calculation and the testing program and some part of the paper written by Wang was amended.Finally, the conditions and key points of meeting the differential characteristics were discussed.In general, this paper plays an important role in eryptanalyzing and breaking the MD5 algorithm.%在王小云写的关于分析MD5算法文章的基础上,对MD5算法的破译进行进一步的解析.以MD5算法第八步为例,介绍了F函数的性质和差分路径的有效控制.从手工推算和程序实现两方面时MD5算法进行了解析和测试,对王的文章进行了部分修正,进一步说明了满足差分特征的条件和关键点.这对MD5和其他Hash函数的分析破译有着重要的作用.

  9. Waiting time distribution in M/D/1 queueing systems

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    Iversen, Villy Bæk; Staalhagen, Lars

    1999-01-01

    The well-known formula for the waiting time distribution of M/D/1 queueing systems is numerically unsuitable when the load is close to 1.0 and/or the results for a large waiting time are required. An algorithm for any load and waiting time is presented, based on the state probabilities of M/D/1....... The principles are also applicable for other queueing systems...

  10. Autentikasi Pesan Menggunakan Algoritma Message Digest 5 (MD5)

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    Simamora, Ali Makmur

    2015-01-01

    When receive or send a message on the network internet, there are some issue which very important namely problem wholeness and authentication. This script discusses about authentication of message with Message Digest algorithm 5. The writter designed an application to ensure the integrity of the message by algorithm MD5. MD5 is a tool to declare the validity of (authentic) sent messages as well as message. To express validity of message in the text or file will used encryption method, so the ...

  11. Angel Investors” in Entrepreneurship: An Assessment on Turkey Model

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    Hidayet Tiftik

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Since the subject of angel investors is a new concept for the researches of our country there is little if any in Turkey regarding of scientific research. As well as any quantitative research not exist on the field, the searches carried out are discussed as qualitative and literature study. The concept is ranked among the titles such as business angels, angel capital, angel investment, angel financing in the international literature. The search involves the entrepreneurship concept, the study results hereof in our country, the literature about angel investment and the studies carried out in other countries regarding of the subject matter. In consequences of the searches, the subject discussed from a different point of view and headed by the literature offers a number of suggestions and advices to entrepreneurships, the whole parts mod eled by angel investment and researches.

  12. Research of the Hash Algorithm Based on MD5%MD5散列算法的研究

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    姜学军; 曹烨

    2014-01-01

    借鉴了M.M.J.Stevens的碰撞思路,重新编写了MD5碰撞算法中的核心循环,主要提供一对MD5碰撞产生的过程以及碰撞的完成.通过实验统计分析,利用改进的MD5碰撞算法找到一对碰撞信息所用平均时间不多于60s,且该算法较之传统的MD5碰撞算法具有更好的可读性和可移植性.

  13. Angelic and Crepuscular in Alexandru Sever’s Drama

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    Elena IANCU

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The illustration of a world, apparently drifting, the (demystification of the transcendent and of the act of creation, as idea and textual strategy, seem to Alexandru Sever (1921-2010 a means for another beginning. The impossibility of action in Înger bătrîn/ The Old Angel (1977 and the pact-making in Îngerul slut/ The Miscreated Angel (1982, imply metamorphosis in essence, supported by the dialogue with the great texts of the world, by intertextuality (the biblical text, Shakespeare's texts -Hamlet -Yorick, texts written by Göethe, Beckett, Marlowe, Dostoevsky, J. P. Sartre, Mikhail Bulgakov and others. The projection of Auschwitz, as a Siberia of the spirit, and that of Faustianism, result in a detailed analysis of the human, both as individuality and as community, in an attempt to illustrate the (inintelligible inaction, death involving catharsis in the mundane and the theatre alike.

  14. Cummins MD & HD Accessory Hybridization CRADA -Annual Report FY15

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    Deter, Dean D. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2015-10-01

    There are many areas of MD and HD vehicles that can be improved by new technologies and optimized control strategies. Component optimization and idle reduction need to be addressed, this is best done by a two part approach that includes selecting the best component technology, and/or architecture, and optimized controls that are vehicle focused. While this is a common focus in the light duty industry it has been gaining momentum in the MD and HD market as the market gets more competitive and the regulations become more stringent. When looking into systems optimization and idle reduction technologies, affected vehicle systems must first be considered, and if possible included in the new architecture to get the most benefit out of these new capabilities. Typically, when looking into idle reduction or component optimization for MD/HD, the vehicle s accessories become a prime candidate for electrification or hybridization. While this has already been studied on light duty vehicles (especially on hybrids and electric vehicles) it has not made any head way or market penetration in most MD and HD applications. If hybrids and electric MD and HD vehicles begin to break into the market this would be a necessary step into the ability to make those vehicles successful by allowing for independent, optimized operation separate from the engine.

  15. Speciation of Arsenic in Ambient Aerosols Collected in Los Angeles

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    Rabano, Erlinda S.; Castillo, Norma T.; Torre, Kahirup J.; Paul A. Solomon

    1989-01-01

    First-time measurements of the potentially toxic inorganic species of arsenic (arsenite arid arsenate) have been obtained in fine (2.5 µm AD) atmospheric particles in the Los Angeles area. A recently developed method that includes procedures for sample collection, preparation, and analysis was used in this study. Size-fractlonated aerosol samples were collected with a high-volume dichotomous virtual impactor that employed polytetrafluoroethylene filters. Results were obtained for the recovery...

  16. Molecular basis for Duarte and Los Angeles variant galactosemia.

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    Langley, S D; Lai, K.; Dembure, P P; Hjelm, L. N.; Elsas, L. J.

    1997-01-01

    Human orythrocytes that are homozygous for the Duarte enzyme variant of galactosemia (D/D) have a characteristic isoform on isoelectric focusing and 50% reduction in galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT) enzyme activity. The Duarte biochemical phenotype has a molecular genotype of N314D/N314D. The characteristic Duarte isoform is also associated with a variant called the "Los Angeles (LA) phenotype," which has increased GALT enzyme activity. We evaluated GALT enzyme activity and scre...

  17. Los Angeles Summer Midday Particulate Carbon: Primary and Secondary Aerosol

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    Turpin, Barbara J.; Huntzicker, James J.; Larson, Susan M; Cass, Glen R.

    1991-01-01

    Aerosol sampling during photochemically active times across the Los Angeles Basin has provided evidence of secondary formation of organic aerosol from gas-phase precursors at midday. Ambient organic carbon/elemental carbon ratios exceeded the estimated ratio of organic carbon/elemental carbon in primary source emissions on most sampling days at all sites. The concentration of secondary organic aerosol was calculated by using ambient data and estimates of the organic ca...

  18. Insurance Stock Prices Following the 1994 Los Angeles Earthquake

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    Thomas A. Aiuppa; Thomas M. Krueger

    1995-01-01

    This study examines the changes in insurance firm value following the 1994 Los Angeles earthquake. While prior studies found that the 1989 San Francisco earthquake was associated with an increase in earthquake insurers’ firm value, the findings of this study indicate that earthquake firms sustained their value following the 1994 earthquake. These results and their implications provide insight for investors, regulators, and other policymakers as regards future earthquakes.

  19. Implementing Municipal Tree Planting: Los Angeles Million-Tree Initiative

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    Pincetl, Stephanie

    2010-01-01

    Urban forests are increasingly being seen as an important infrastructure that can help cities remediate their environmental impacts. This work reports on the first steps in implementing a million tree program in Los Angeles and the ways such a biogenic—living—infrastructure has been approached. Numbers of studies have been done to quantify the benefits of urban forests, but little has been written on the process of implementing urban tree planting programs. The investigative methods were prim...

  20. Survival, Economic Mobility, and Community Among Los Angeles Fruit Vendors

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    Rosales, Rocio

    2012-01-01

    How do undocumented immigrants survive in a punitive regulatory environment? Drawing upon four years of ethnographic research, this article examines how local repressive policies affect the economic mobility of immigrant fruit vendors in Los Angeles County. In the face of government enforcement, fruit vendors have implemented strategies that allow for short-term survival but fail to bolster long-term upward mobility. The four survival strategies that I analyze include: 1) reliance on kinship ...

  1. Mobility, housing stress, and neighborhood contexts: evidence from Los Angeles

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    William A.V. Clark; Ledwith, Valerie

    2006-01-01

    In this paper we examine, in two separate analyses, actual and planned residential moves. Although we now have robust models and substantive empirical analysis of residential mobility, especially of the role of housing consumption and the variables that trigger residential moves, we are less clear about how the model applies to minority households and in diverse ethnic settings. We use data from the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Study—a longitudinal study of mobility and neighborhood ch...

  2. Seceding from Responsibility? Secession Movements in Los Angeles

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    Julie-Anne Boudreau; Roger Keil

    2001-01-01

    This paper seeks to understand why secession movements gained momentum in Los Angeles and what their effect will be on regional governance. A brief discussion of liberal theories of secession demonstrates that they cannot explain secession movements at the urban scale, as they are exclusively focused on cases of nationalist secession from a nation-state. Furthermore, liberal theories of secession offer normative arguments on the right to secede. Following a change in California legislation gr...

  3. Modelling Worker Residence Distribution in the Los Angeles Region

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    Song, Shunfeng

    1993-01-01

    This paper examines the spatial pattern of worker residences with three different density functions: monocentric, polycentric, and dispersive. Analysis of the 1980 journey-to-work census data for the Los Angeles region reveals that the polycentric density function statistically explains the actual distribution better than the monocentric density function, but the dispersive density function fits best. These findings confirm a polycentric spatial pattern, and also imply that overall accessibil...

  4. Artificial Intelligence Research at the University of California, Los Angeles

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    Dyer, Michael G.

    1985-01-01

    Research in AI within the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Los Angeles is loosely composed of three interacting and cooperating groups: (1) the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, at 3677 Boelter Hall, which is concerned mainly with natural language processing and cognitive modelling, (2) the Cognitive Systems Laboratory, at 4731 Boelter Hall, which studies the nature of search, logic programming, heuristics, and formal methods, and (3) the Robotics and Vision Labo...

  5. 基于C#的MD5加密算法的应用%Application of the MD5 algorithm based on C#

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    林宗朝

    2011-01-01

    介绍了WEB SYSTEM中的密钥安全性能。主要讨论了WEB SYSTEM中MD5加密算法,包含客户password安全性分析、MD5加密算法概述、基于C#的MD5加密应用介绍,以及IT SYSTEM中MD5算法的应用与IMPROVEMENT等问题。%The key safety properties of the WEB system is described,and the.MD5 encryption algorithm is discussed mainly including the user password security analysis,MD5 encryption algorithm summary,MD5 encryption applications based on the C# and the improvement of MD5 algorithm.

  6. BI MD Studies on June 29th 2011

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    Belohrad, D; Bravin, E; Calvo, E; Dehning, B; Emery, J; Favier, M; Gras, JJ; Guerrero, A; Jeff, A; Lefevre, T; Rabiller, A; Roncarolo, F; Sapinski, M; Soby, L; Steinhagen, R

    2011-01-01

    This note contains the preliminary results of the LHC MD that took place on 29-June-2011 (from 10 p.m. to 07 a.m.), dedicated to study Beam Current Monitors (BCT), Wire Scaners (WS), Synchrotron Radiation (BSRT), Beam Position (BPM), Wall Current (WCM) and Beam Gas Ionization (BGI) monitors. The MD aimed at performing different studies on the individual monitors. At the same time, it was possible to perform calibration studies with the Abort Gap (AGM) and Longitudinal Density (LDM) monitors that share the extracted light with the BSRT. Additionally some observations about the beam stability and emittance dependence on the chromaticity were performed.

  7. FIRST-ROUND VALUATION OF ANGEL-BACKED COMPANIES: THE ROLE OF INVESTOR HUMAN CAPITAL

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    V. COLLEWAERT; S. MANIGART; -

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates how angel investors’ human capital affects the valuation of their portfolio companies at initial investment, based on the pre-money valuation of 59 investments in young Belgian companies. We show that entrepreneurs are able to negotiate higher valuations with angel investors who have a business degree, more entrepreneurial experience or previous professional law experience. As such, this result is in contrast with the behavior of venture capital investors. Angel invest...

  8. Angel Investing in Finland: An Analysis Based on Agency Theory and the Incomplete Contracting Theory

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    Lahti, Tom

    2009-01-01

    Wealthy individuals - business angels who invest a share of their net worth in entrepreneurial ventures - form an essential part of an informal venture capital market that can secure funding for entrepreneurial ventures. In Finland, business angels represent an untapped pool of capital that can contribute to fostering entrepreneurial development. In addition, business angels can bridge knowledge gaps in new business ventures by means of making their human capital available. This study has ...

  9. Friends or Foes: The Interrelationship between Angel and Venture Capital Markets

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    Hellmann, Thomas F; Veikko Thiele

    2014-01-01

    This paper develops a theory of how angel and venture capital markets interact. Entrepreneurs first receive angel then venture capital funding. The two investor types are 'friends' in that they rely upon each other's investments. However, they are also 'foes', because at the later stage the venture capitalists no longer need the angels. Using a costly search model we derive the equilibrium deal flows across the two markets, endogenously deriving market sizes, competitive structures, valuation...

  10. Analysis of the message digest algorithm MD5%报文摘要算法MD5分析

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    燕辉; 叶震; 董泽浩; 高柯俊

    2002-01-01

    随着计算机网络的发展,社会对网络安全的要求也越来越紧迫。文章回顾了网络安全的目标、几种网络攻击方法和网络安全技术,重点分析了普遍用在数据签名中的MD5报文摘要算法。首先描述了MD5报文摘要算法,并对其进行了详细分析,找出了它的缺陷,最后推荐了一种为克服此缺陷而对MD5算法进行的改进方法。

  11. Hardware Implementation of HMAC-MD5 Algorithm%HMAC-MD5算法的硬件实现

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    吴旭凡; 胡晨; 田渊; 丁黄胜

    2003-01-01

    信息安全体系中的消息验证是一个非常重要的方面.采用以散列函数为基础的消息验证编码是其中的一种重要方法.现提出了硬件实现一种以MD5算法为基础的消息验证编码(HMAC-MD5)的电路结构.该电路结构通过对MD5核心运算模块的复用,缩小了电路规模,达到了较高的处理速度.用VerilogHDL描述电路结构,并且在FPGA上验证了该结构的正确性.

  12. Research and Improvement of MD5 Algorithm%MD5算法的研究与改进

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    毛熠; 陈娜

    2012-01-01

    MD5 algorithm has important applications in the field of data encryption such as digital signature, identity authentication and so on, but it can not resist differential attack and dictionary attack. This paper does certain special transform on some related variables during message preprocessing course of MD5 to improve probability of data high overflow, and increase the avalanche effect and difficulty of differential cryptanalysis, so that collision problem of MD5 algorithm is solved. Through doing collision detection, coincidence detection of encrypted values before and after improvement for improved algorithm, the improved MD5 is proved safe and practical.%MD5算法在数字签名、身份认证等数据加密领域有重要的应用,但其无法抵御差分攻击和查字典攻击.为此,通过对算法消息处理过程中涉及的一些变量进行特殊变换,提高运算中数据高位溢出的几率,增强其雪崩效应,增加差分分析的难度,由此解决MD5算法的碰撞问题.对改进的算法进行碰撞检测、加密值重合检测以及改进前后加密值的重合检测,结果证明其具有较高的安全性和实用价值.

  13. Mobile Internet Start-ups as a Potential Market for Angel Investors

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    Luo, Xi

    2012-01-01

    The aims of the study are to assess the mobile internet start-up’s market value for angel investors and how to become an efficient angel investor with reliable marketing strategy. In the Introduction section, the overview of this thesis is indicated. In the second Theoretical Frame-work chapter, the introduction of current mobile internet and angel investor is described. In the Empirical Part, the main emphases are taken on the analysis of angel investor’s development with a new concept...

  14. Research of MD5 shadow table method based on MD5 algorithm%一种融入MD5的影子表算法研究

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    袁满; 康峰峰; 黄刚

    2013-01-01

    As for the rapid extraction of source data, the rapid identification of changing data and the rapid incremental extraction of data, underlying the analysis of the working principle of the traditional shadow table, this paper proposed a kind of improved linear algorithm which merged MD5 algorithm into the ST. It scanned compared tables for the linear and eliminates unnecessary inverse operation. During scanning these tables, it employed MD5 algorithm to calculate the whole record ' fingerprint ' , it reduced the frequency and duration of string matching, and it could quickly recognize the changed records. The algorithm was verified practically, and the result shows that the proposed algorithm can improve the efficiency of data extraction in database. Incremental extraction method based on shadow table is a general incremental capturing method, and it can be implemented in any database. These applications can easily be transplanted in all kinds of platforms, so it is suitable to solve the heterogeneous database replication issues.%为了快速提取源头数据、快速识别变化记录以及实现数据的快速增量提取,在剖析传统影子表法的工作原理上,提出基于MD5算法的影子表法的改进型线性算法,对对比表进行线性扫描,排除了不必要的回扫操作;同时通过MD5算法计算整条记录的“指纹”,降低了字符串比对次数和时间,能够迅速识别出发生变化的记录.对所提出算法进行了应用测试,结果表明通过融入MD5算法后的影子表法提高了数据提取效率.基于影子表的增量提取方法是一种通用的增量捕获方法,能在任何数据库上实现;应用程序可以方便地在多种平台间移植,因此很适合解决异构数据库复制问题.

  15. 78 FR 3496 - Maryland Disaster Number MD-00025

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    2013-01-16

    ... ADMINISTRATION Maryland Disaster Number MD-00025 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 3... completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center... Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington,...

  16. 77 FR 74908 - Maryland Disaster Number MD-00025

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    2012-12-18

    ... ADMINISTRATION Maryland Disaster Number MD-00025 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1... completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center... Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington,...

  17. Improved Collision Attack on Hash Function MD5

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    Jie Liang; Xue-Jia Lai

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, we present a fast attack algorithm to find two-block collision of hash function MD5.The algorithm is based on the two-block collision differential path of MD5 that was presented by Wang et al.In the Conference EUROCRYPT 2005.We found that the derived conditions for the desired collision differential path were not sufficient to guarantee the path to hold and that some conditions could be modified to enlarge the collision set.By using technique of small range searching and omitting the computing steps to check the characteristics in the attack algorithm, we can speed up the attack of MD5 efficiently.Compared with the Advanced Message Modification technique presented by Wang et al.,the small range searching technique can correct 4 more conditions for the first iteration differential and 3 more conditions for the second iteration differential, thus improving the probability and the complexity to find collisions.The whole attack on the MD5 can be accomplished within 5 hours using a PC with Pentium4 1.70GHz CPU.

  18. MD on Injection Quality – Longitudinal and Transverse Parameters

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    Drosdal, L; Bohl, T; Bracco, C; Cornelis, K; Damerau, H; Goddard, B; Kain, V; Meddahi, M

    2011-01-01

    Losses at injection depend on the beam quality in the longitudinal and transverse plane in the injectors. During the MD on the 30th of June to 1st of July, 2011, many parameters in the injectors were de-tuned on purpose to see the effect on injection losses and hence bring some understanding to recurring problems with injection quality during LHC filling. The effect of the 800 MHz in the SPS, radial steering, larger momentum spread at the SPS extraction and many other longitudinal parameters were studied during the MD. The MD showed however that the injection losses are dominated by far by the transverse size of the particle population. If the SPS scrapers are correctly positioned, injection losses are low even at the presence of quality issues in the longitudinal plane. To be able to inject brighter 50 ns beams or eventually 25 ns beams, injection losses with nominal emittances (3.5 m) must still be acceptable. This MD showed that nominal emittances can be injected with similar loss levels as the typical ...

  19. 76 FR 36447 - Safety Zone; Patuxent River, Patuxent River, MD

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    2011-06-22

    ..., 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public meeting We do not now plan to hold a public... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Patuxent River, Patuxent River, MD AGENCY... a temporary safety zone during the ``NAS Patuxent River Air Expo '11'', which consists of...

  20. Developing improved MD codes for understanding processive cellulases

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    The mechanism of action of cellulose-degrading enzymes is illuminated through a multidisciplinary collaboration that uses molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and expands the capabilities of MD codes to allow simulations of enzymes and substrates on petascale computational facilities. There is a class of glycoside hydrolase enzymes called cellulases that are thought to decrystallize and processively depolymerize cellulose using biochemical processes that are largely not understood. Understanding the mechanisms involved and improving the efficiency of this hydrolysis process through computational models and protein engineering presents a compelling grand challenge. A detailed understanding of cellulose structure, dynamics and enzyme function at the molecular level is required to direct protein engineers to the right modifications or to understand if natural thermodynamic or kinetic limits are in play. Much can be learned about processivity by conducting carefully designed molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the binding and catalytic domains of cellulases with various substrate configurations, solvation models and thermodynamic protocols. Most of these numerical experiments, however, will require significant modification of existing code and algorithms in order to efficiently use current (terascale) and future (petascale) hardware to the degree of parallelism necessary to simulate a system of the size proposed here. This work will develop MD codes that can efficiently use terascale and petascale systems, not just for simple classical MD simulations, but also for more advanced methods, including umbrella sampling with complex restraints and reaction coordinates, transition path sampling, steered molecular dynamics, and quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical simulations of systems the size of cellulose degrading enzymes acting on cellulose

  1. Developmentally regulated expression of two MADS-box genes, MdMADS3 and MdMADS4, in the morphogenesis of flower buds and fruits in apple.

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    Sung, S K; Yu, G H; Nam, J; Jeong, D H; An, G

    2000-03-01

    Two MADS-box genes, MdMADS3 and MdMADS4, were isolated from the apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) cultivar Fuji, and their spatial and temporal expression patterns were studied during morphological differentiation of the flower buds and the fruits. Both MdMADS3 and MdMADS4 showed high sequence similarities to FBP2 from petunia, TM5 from tomato, and AGL2, AGL4 from Arabidopsis. Although MdMADS3 was expressed in the inner three whorls of the floral primordium, its expression was hardly detectable in developing fruit. The second gene, MdMADS4, was ubiquitously expressed in the inflorescence meristem, floral meristem, all four floral organs, and fruit. Moreover, MdMADS4 expression was high in the vascular bundles assigned to the floral tube and the carpellary vascular bundles in fruit at early developmental stages. The MdMADS4 transcript also accumulated in embryos of the developing seeds. These results suggest that MdMADS3 and MdMADS4 are involved in different functions, and that MdMADS4 may function in the important events controlling flower and fruit development. PMID:10787044

  2. Los Angeles, California, Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height

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    2000-01-01

    This topographic radar image shows the relationships of the dense urban development of Los Angeles and the natural contours of the land. The image includes the Pacific Ocean on the left, the flat Los Angeles Basin across the center, and the steep ranges of the Santa Monica and Verdugo mountains along the top. The two dark strips near the coast at lower left are the runways of Los Angeles International Airport. Downtown Los Angeles is the bright yellow and pink area at lower center. Pasadena, including the Rose Bowl, are seen half way down the right edge of the image. The communities of Glendale and Burbank, including the Burbank Airport, are seen at the center of the top edge of the image. Hazards from earthquakes, floods and fires are intimately related to the topography in this area. Topographic data and other remote sensing images provide valuable information for assessing and mitigating the natural hazards for cities such as Leangles.This image combines two types of data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. The image brightness corresponds to the strength of the radar signal reflected from the ground, while colors show the elevation as measured by SRTM. Each cycle of colors (from pink through blue back to pink) represents an equal amount of elevation difference (400 meters, or 1300 feet) similar to contour lines on a standard topographic map. This image contains about 2400 meters (8000 feet) of total relief.The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), launched on February 11,2000, uses the same radar instrument that comprised the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) that flew twice on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1994. The mission is designed to collect three-dimensional measurements of the Earth's surface. To collect the 3-D data, engineers added a 60-meter-long (200-foot) mast, an additional C-band imaging antenna and improved tracking and navigation devices. The mission is a cooperative project between the National

  3. Capital riesgo y Business Angels en España

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    Gallego Pastor, Rafael

    2014-01-01

    El trabajo consiste en la explicación de las empresas de Capital riesgo y los Bussines. Los mismos no sólo son alternativas de financiación para empresas ya consolidadas que quieren crecer (caso del Capital riesgo) o para Start Ups (empresas pequeñas con alto potencial de crecimiento, en las cuales invierten los Business Angels) sino que apoyaran en la gestión y en las decisiones estratégicas de la empresa, debido a su experiencia empresarial, y a su red de contactos. Los mismos (Capital Ries...

  4. Angels and Demons: The Science Behind the Scenes

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    Does antimatter really exist? How and why do scientists produce and use it? Does CERN exist and is there an underground complex deep beneath the Swiss/French border? Is truth stranger than fiction? Find out at the coming public lecture. On Tuesday, May 12, SLAC physicist Norman Graf will discuss the real science behind Angels and Demons, Dan Brown's blockbuster novel and the basis of an upcoming Tom Hanks movie. Graf's' talk is one in a series of public lectures across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to share the science of antimatter and the Large Hadron Collider, and the excitement of particle physics research.

  5. 基于MD5的迭代散列算法%Iterative Hashing Algorithm Based on MD5

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    张青

    2011-01-01

    The paper analyzes the user name and password storage methods and their risks on the internet. On this basis, it analyzes MD5 message digest encryption weaknesses and deciphering means. In response to these decoding methods, it proposes an iterative algorithm based on MD5. This algorithm is immune to the second birthday attack, meanwhile improve the complicates of the the first birthday attack. It is also useful for rainbow table attack. The algorithm can enhance password security features, thereby enhancing the network information transmission and storage security.%分析网络中用户名、密码的存储方式及其存在的风险.在此基础上分析MD5散列算法的弱点及其破译手段.针对这些破泽方法提出基于MD5的迭代散列算法.该算法可以避免第二类生日攻击,并有效提高第一类生日攻击的复杂度,对于破解效率最高的彩虹表也具有免疫性,能够加强密码的安全性能,从而提高网络中信息传递和存储的安全性.

  6. 75 FR 65512 - Raleigh Film and Television Studios, LLC, Los Angeles, CA; Notice of Affirmative Determination...

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    2010-10-25

    ... Film and Television Studios, LLC, Los Angeles, California (the subject firm). The Notice of determination was issued on January 14, 2010 and published in the Federal Register on February 16, 2010 (75 FR... Employment and Training Administration Raleigh Film and Television Studios, LLC, Los Angeles, CA; Notice...

  7. 40 CFR 52.229 - Control strategy and regulations: Photochemical oxidants (hydrocarbons), Metropolitan Los Angeles...

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    ... 40 CFR 52.223 is retained. (ii) Rule 1115, Automotive Coatings, adopted on March 16, 1984 by the...: Photochemical oxidants (hydrocarbons), Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region. 52.229 Section 52.229... oxidants (hydrocarbons), Metropolitan Los Angeles Intrastate Region. (a) (b) The following rules...

  8. Implementing municipal tree planting: Los Angeles million-tree initiative.

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    Pincetl, Stephanie

    2010-02-01

    Urban forests are increasingly being seen as an important infrastructure that can help cities remediate their environmental impacts. This work reports on the first steps in implementing a million tree program in Los Angeles and the ways such a biogenic-living-infrastructure has been approached. Numbers of studies have been done to quantify the benefits of urban forests, but little has been written on the process of implementing urban tree planting programs. The investigative methods were primarily qualitative, involving interviews, attending meetings and conducting literature reviews. Results indicate that multiple nonprofit and city agency programs are involved in planting and maintaining trees and this has required coordination among groups that here-to-fore were unaccustomed to having to collaborate. The main finding that emerge from this research is that the implementation of such a program in Los Angeles is more complicated than it may seem due to several interacting factors: the need to rely on multiple public and private organizations to put trees into the ground and to maintain them; coordination of these multiple efforts must be centralized, but requires a great deal of time and effort and maybe resisted by some of the partners; funding for planting and long term maintenance must be pieced together from multiple sources; acceptance of trees by residents varies by neighborhood as does tree canopy cover; appropriate nursery supply can be limited; the location of the program within the city administration is determined by who initiates the program. PMID:20016982

  9. Implementing Municipal Tree Planting: Los Angeles Million-Tree Initiative

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    Pincetl, Stephanie

    2010-02-01

    Urban forests are increasingly being seen as an important infrastructure that can help cities remediate their environmental impacts. This work reports on the first steps in implementing a million tree program in Los Angeles and the ways such a biogenic—living—infrastructure has been approached. Numbers of studies have been done to quantify the benefits of urban forests, but little has been written on the process of implementing urban tree planting programs. The investigative methods were primarily qualitative, involving interviews, attending meetings and conducting literature reviews. Results indicate that multiple nonprofit and city agency programs are involved in planting and maintaining trees and this has required coordination among groups that here-to-fore were unaccustomed to having to collaborate. The main finding that emerge from this research is that the implementation of such a program in Los Angeles is more complicated than it may seem due to several interacting factors: the need to rely on multiple public and private organizations to put trees into the ground and to maintain them; coordination of these multiple efforts must be centralized, but requires a great deal of time and effort and maybe resisted by some of the partners; funding for planting and long term maintenance must be pieced together from multiple sources; acceptance of trees by residents varies by neighborhood as does tree canopy cover; appropriate nursery supply can be limited; the location of the program within the city administration is determined by who initiates the program.

  10. Carotenoids of Sea Angels Clione limacina and Paedoclione doliiformis from the Perspective of the Food Chain

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    Takashi Maoka

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Sea angels, Clione limacina and Paedoclione doliiformis, are small, floating sea slugs belonging to Gastropoda, and their gonads are a bright orange-red color. Sea angels feed exclusively on a small herbivorous sea snail, Limacina helicina. Carotenoids in C. limacina, P. doliiformis, and L. helicina were investigated for comparative biochemical points of view. β-Carotene, zeaxanthin, and diatoxanthin were found to be major carotenoids in L. helicina. L. helicina accumulated dietary algal carotenoids without modification. On the other hand, keto-carotenoids, such as pectenolone, 7,8-didehydroastaxanthin, and adonixanthin were identified as major carotenoids in the sea angels C. limacina and P. doliiformis. Sea angels oxidatively metabolize dietary carotenoids and accumulate them in their gonads. Carotenoids in the gonads of sea angels might protect against oxidative stress and enhance reproduction.

  11. MD210 Note: Creation of Hollow Bunches in the PSB

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    Oeftiger, Adrian; Findlay, Alan James; Hancock, Steven; Rumolo, Giovanni; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2016-01-01

    MD210 aims for the creation of longitudinally hollow bunches in the CERN PS Booster. The first three sessions have been carried out using the radial loop feedback system in order to drive the beam on a dipolar parametric resonance (instead of the phase loop). It has been found that the damping by the phase loop inhibits the excitation of the resonance to a major extent. The hollow distributions generated under these circumstances fail to reach a satisfying bunching factor. Nonetheless, proving the principally successful application of this technique to the PS Booster promises good results once the phase loop system supports trim functions. The approach, actions and detailed results of the first three MD sessions are presented in this paper.

  12. MD 382: Beam Transfer Function and diffusion mechanisms

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    Tambasco, Claudia; Buffat, Xavier; Crouch, Matthew; Pieloni, Tatiana; Boccardi, Andrea; Fuchsberger, Kajetan; Gasior, Marek; Kotzian, Gerd; Lefevre, Thibaut; Pojer, Mirko; Salvachua Ferrando, Belen Maria; Solfaroli Camillocci, Matteo; Giachino, Rossano; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2016-01-01

    The Beam Transfer Function (BTF) measurements have been previously tested in the LHC during MD block 1 and 2. Different machine configurations (i.e. energy, beam intensity, emittance etc...) have been tested to determine a safe set-up (excitation amplitude) of the system to be completely transparent to the beam (no emittance blow-up neither losses). The aim of this experiment in MD block 3 was to characterize the Stability Diagram (SD) in the presence of diffusion mechanisms induced by excited resonances due to beam-beam long range and Landau octupole interplay. During the experiment, BTF measurements have been acquired at flat top for different settings of Landau octupole current, different chromaticity values and transverse feedback gains. In this note the description of the experiment is presented together with some preliminary results.

  13. A Fast Attack Algorithm on the MD5 Hash Function

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    WANG Zhang-yi; ZHANG Huan-guo; QIN Zhong-ping; MENG Qing-shu

    2006-01-01

    The sufficient conditions for keeping desired differential path of MD5 was discussed. By analyzing the expanding of subtraction difference, differential characters of Boolean functions, and the differential characters of shift rotation, the sufficient conditions for keeping desired differential path could be obtained. From the differential characters of shift rotation, the lacked sufficient conditions were found. Then an algorithm that reduces the number of trials for finding collisions were presented. By restricting search space, search operation can be reduced tc 234 for the first block and 230 for the second block. The whole attack on the MD5 can be accomplished within 2C hours using a PC with 1.6 G CPU.

  14. Towards automatic coupling corrections with DOROS BPMs (MD750)

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    Persson, Tobias Hakan Bjorn; Langner, Andy Sven; Lefevre, Thibaut; Maclean, Ewen Hamish; Malina, Lukas; Olexa, Jakub; Skowronski, Piotr Krzysztof; Garcia-Tabares Valdivieso, Ana; Coello De Portugal - Martinez Vazquez, Jaime Maria; Tomas Garcia, Rogelio; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2015-01-01

    BPMs close to IP1 and IP5 have been equipped with the new DOROS (Diode ORbit OScillation) system which provides precise orbit and turn-by-turn data [1]. In this MD-note we report on the rst measurements with the DOROS system to measure the transverse coupling. Furthermore, we compare the results and the performance of the system to the normal BPMs.

  15. MD 349: Impedance Localization with AC-dipole

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    Biancacci, Nicolo; Metral, Elias; Salvant, Benoit; Papotti, Giulia; Persson, Tobias Hakan Bjorn; Tomas Garcia, Rogelio; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this MD is to measure the distribution of the transverse impedance of the LHC by observing the phase advance variation with intensity between the machine BPMs. Four injected bunches with different intensities are excited with an AC dipole and the turn by turn data is acquired from the BPM system. Through post-processing analysis the phase variation along the machine is depicted and, from this information, first conclusions of the impedance distribution can be drawn.

  16. Analytical applications of MD-FIA-optical detection systems

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    A brief introduction of recent research works in our laboratory concerning microdialysis(MD) based on optical detection combined with FIA is made in this mini-review. A biosensor system has been designed and realized the real time in vivo monitoring of some important clinic substances such as calcium, uric acid. The system has also been used to study the in vitro binding of drug-protein.

  17. Application of MD Simulations to Predict Membrane Properties of MOFs

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    Elda Adatoz; Seda Keskin

    2015-01-01

    Research Article Application of MD Simulations to Predict Membrane Properties of MOFs Elda Adatoz and Seda Keskin Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, 34450 Istanbul, Turkey Correspondence should be addressed to Seda Keskin; Received 22 May 2015; Accepted 13 July 2015 Academic Editor: Yanlin Song Copyright © 2015 E. Adatoz and S. Keskin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons A...

  18. A Secure Hash Function MD-192 With Modified Message Expansion

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    Harshvardhan Tiwari; Dr. Krishna Asawa

    2010-01-01

    Cryptographic hash functions play a central role in cryptography. Hash functions were introduced in cryptology to provide message integrity and authentication. MD5, SHA1 and RIPEMD are among the most commonly used message digest algorithm. Recently proposed attacks on well known and widely used hash functions motivate a design of new stronger hash function. In this paper a new approach is presented that produces 192 bit message digest and uses a modified message expansion mechanism which gene...

  19. MD 754: Instability Threshold for Train with 25ns Spacing

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    Carver, Lee Robert; Biancacci, Nicolo; Iadarola, Giovanni; Levens, Tom; Metral, Elias; Salvant, Benoit; Wang, Na; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2016-01-01

    Measurements made since the beginning of run II at 6.5 TeV have shown that there is a large discrepancy in the instability thresholds between single bunches and trains of 72 bunches with 25ns spacing, whereas the same result is expect for pure impedance-induced instabilities. One possible explanation is that the presence of electron cloud is affecting the beam stability. This MD will attempt to determine if electron cloud is the dominant mechanism affecting beam stability.

  20. Can maitake MD-fraction aid cancer patients?

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    Kodama, Noriko; Komuta, Kiyoshi; Nanba, Hiroaki

    2002-06-01

    Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) MD-fraction containing beta-1,6 glucan with beta-1,3 branched chains has previously exhibited strong anticancer activity by increasing immune-competent cell activity.1,2 In this non-random case series, a combination of MD-fraction and whole maitake powder was investigated to determine its effectiveness for 22- to 57-year-old cancer patients in stages II-IV. Cancer regression or significant symptom improvement was observed in 58.3 percent of liver cancer patients, 68.8 percent of breast cancer patients, and 62.5 percent of lung cancer patients. The trial found a less than 10-20 percent improvement for leukemia, stomach cancer, and brain cancer patients. Furthermore, when maitake was taken in addition to chemotherapy, immune-competent cell activities were enhanced 1.2-1.4 times, compared with chemotherapy alone. Animal studies have supported the use of maitake MD-fraction for cancer. PMID:12126464

  1. Review of 40-year MD theses in Medical Oncology

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    Background and objective: It is almost 40 years since the foundation of the Medical Oncology (MO) Department. We aimed to appraise the clinical research to fulfill the Medical Doctorate (MD) degree in MO at the National Cancer Institute, Cairo University (NCI, CU). Methods: This review included 62 MD theses containing 66 studies. They were reviewed regarding aims, type of study, clinical trial phase, design and methodology, statistical tests, results, limitations, consent and IRB approval. Theses were grouped into 3 periods: 1970-1989, 1990-1999 and 2000- 2008. Results: Almost 76% of the studies were interventional and 24% were observational. Informed consent and Institutional Review Board approval were mentioned in 18 and 2 studies, respectively. While all studies mentioned the aims, none, clearly mentioned the research question. Outcomes were mainly efficacy followed by safety. Study design was inadequately considered, especially in 70’s–80’s period (p = 0.038). Median sample size and study duration were almost stable through the three periods (p = 0.441, 0.354, respectively). Most of the studies used both descriptive and analytical statistical methods. In a descending order, researched cancers were lymphoma, breast, leukemia, liver, urinary bladder, lung and colorectal. The commonest stages researched were IV and III. The number of studies focused on assessing biomarkers, biomarkers plus drugs/procedures, drugs and procedures are 20, 20, 16 and 6, respectively. Conclusion: With time, research within MD theses in MO increased quantitatively and qualitatively. Improvements were noticeable in documentation of study design.

  2. Structure and Properties of HELICAL CARBON NANOTUBES through MD Simulations

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    Dahiya, Akshay; Verma, Deepti; Gupta, Shakti S.

    Helical Carbon Nanotubes (HCNTs) are coiled 3-valent carbon networks which represent pure carbon helix. Here we study the geometries of two classes: hexagonal helix containing purely polyhex networks and the second class with 5-and 7-membered rings besides hexagons. We followed a model of hexagonal, single wall HCNTs, and determined their relaxed configuration using MD simulations based on Tersoff potential. A race-track like structure is observed in the cross-section of HCNTs upon minimization. For generating class two helix, the adjacency matrix eigenvector's (AME) method is applied which utilizes 3-coordinated tiling of the plane by 5-,6-,and 7-membered ring for the construction of helical structures. The application of the AME method to torusenes is crucial for class two helix generation as it is based on an appropriate choice of bi-lobial eigenvectors triplet which can be selected on the basis of their nodal properties as verified here. After 3-D transformations the final structure was obtained with the help of MM3-potential based MD simulations on Tinker commercial code. The spring constants of HCNTs are computed through MD simulations.

  3. Implementation of MD5 Fast Decryption Algorithm Based on Graphic Processing Unit%基于GPU的MD5高速解密算法的实现

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    乐德广; 常晋义; 刘祥南; 郭东辉

    2010-01-01

    MD5快速碰撞算法由于不支持逆向过程而无法在MD5密码攻击中得到实际应用.针对上述问题,通过分析基于图形处理单元(GPU)的MD5密码并行攻击算法原理,设计基于GPU的MD5高速解密算法,在此基础上实现一个MD5高速密码攻击系统.测试结果证明,该算法能有效加快MD5密码破解速度.

  4. Application of MD5 Algorithm in Database System%MD5算法在数据库系统中的应用

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    罗金涛

    2013-01-01

    数据加密是保护数据安全的重要手段,MD5是目前信息安全领域中使用比较广泛的加密算法,对MD5算法的原理进行了分析,并将MD5算法应用在数据库的登录验证过程中.

  5. The Application Research of MD5 Encryption Algorithm in DCT Digital Watermarking

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    Xijin, Wang; Linxiu, Fan

    This article did the preliminary study of the application of algorithm for MD5 in the digital watermark. It proposed that copyright information will be encrypted using an algorithm MD5, and made rules for the second value image watermarks, through DCT algorithm that embeds an image by the carrier. The extraction algorithms can pick up the watermark and restore MD5 code.

  6. Application of MD5 Encryption Algorithm Based on C# Technology%基于C#技术的MD5加密算法的应用

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    王倩丽

    2010-01-01

    在对Message-Digest Algorithm 5进行简要描述的同时,对MD5算法的原理作深入分析.运用MD5算法,采用目前流行的C#语言进行了具体研究,设计了MD5加密演示系统,经过测试该系统可以准确实现数据的MD5加密.

  7. MD5算法在用户口令认证中的应用%The Application of MD5 Algorithm in The User Password Authentication

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    刘洪民; 印帮辉

    2014-01-01

    MD5算法是目前比较安全且易用的加密算法,其在密码领域有着举足轻重的地位.本文通过介绍MD5算法的特点及加密原理,分析了MD5算法在用户口令认证中的安全隐患,给出了用户口令认证应用中如何提高MD5算法安全性的措施和方法.

  8. The Demon-Angel method in systematic safety assessment

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    Since 'design for safety' of large engineering systems with a high level of innovation requires an exhaustive safety analysis and since a subsequent corrective action may become a very large bottleneck in improving such a system, fundamental knowledge in designing safe systems is essential. The lack of any 'rule of thumb' makes such knowledge a matter of personal experience rather than the subject of an academic course. This paper proposes a new method for the theoretical safety study of different system configurations independently of any particular application. This method aims to help the construction of a 'rule of thumb' for what is a safe system and what is not. The Demon and Angel ideas are explained and the schematic presentation of these elements is introduced. Four representative case studies demonstrate the use of this method

  9. Michael Is Chief Angel?... (A New Theory On “Nephilim”

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    M.Arulmani

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Michael” is chief of all Angels?... No… No… No… The “HOLY ADAM” shall be considered as Chief of all Angels. Michael shall mean “FALLEN ANGEL”. This scientific research attempts to clarify certain fundamental questions about Holy Angel, Archangel, Angel of Lord, Fallen Angel based on global level religion, Christian Faith and how “Angel” differs from “Human”. This research focus that the Biblically stated “ADAM” shall be considered as “HOLY ADAM” belong to “ANGEL FAMILY” Human race lived in WHITE PLANET (White Mars before eating “forbidden fruit”, and descended to EARTH PLANET as “Fallen Angels” after eating forbidden fruit. This research further focus that the Angel populations lived in white planet in the early Universe shall be considered as „SUPER HUMAN RACE‟ also called as „NEPHILIM‟. The Nephilim shall be considered as the Natural Human originated due to impact of „J-RADIATION‟ (Zero hour radiation and considered lived under Endothermic and Microgravity environment.

  10. Climate Change and Adaptation Planning on the Los Angeles Aqueduct

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    Roy, S. B.; Bales, R. C.; Costa-Cabral, M. C.; Chen, L.; Maurer, E. P.; Miller, N. L.; Mills, W. B.

    2009-12-01

    This study provides an assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on the Eastern Sierra Nevada snowpack and snowmelt timing, using a combination of empirical (i.e., data-based) models, and computer simulation models forced by GCM-projected 21st century climatology (IPCC 2007 AR4 projections). Precipitation from the Eastern Sierra Nevada is one of the main water sources for Los Angeles' more than 4 million people - a source whose future availability is critical to the city's growing population and large economy. Precipitation in the region falls mostly in winter and is stored in the large natural reservoir that is the snowpack. Meltwater from the Eastern Sierra is delivered to the city by the 340-mile long Los Angeles Aqueducts. The analysis is focused on the nature of the impact to the LAA water supplies over the 21st century due to potential climate change, including volume of precipitation, the mix of snowfall and rainfall, shifts in the timing of runoff, interannual variability and multi-year droughts. These impacts further affect the adequacy of seasonal and annual carryover water storage, and potentially water treatment. Most of the snow in the 10,000 km^2 Mono-Owens basins that feed the LAA occurs in a relatively narrow, 10-20 km wide, high-elevation band on the steep slopes of 20 smaller basins whose streams drain into the Owens River and thence LAA. Extending over 240 km in the north-south direction, these basins present special challenges for estimating snowpack amounts and downscaling climate-model data. In addition, there are few meteorological stations and snow measurements in the snow-producing parts of the basins to drive physically based hydrologic modeling.

  11. Immigrant incorporation in the garment industry of Los Angeles.

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    Light, I; Bernard, R B; Kim, R

    1999-01-01

    This study expands immigrant social network theory and examined employment patterns in the garment industry in Los Angeles, California, among Latino workers employed by Asian immigrant entrepreneurs. The study determined that a large percentage of immigrant employees found their jobs through the immigrant economy. Entrepreneurship increased the supply of local jobs and expanded the economy at destination at no expense to natives. Immigrant entrepreneurs bought firms from nonimmigrant owners or started new ones with an immigrant labor supply. Massey's index is flawed due to its exclusion of the role of entrepreneurs. Migration networks facilitate entrepreneurship, but some ethnic groups have fewer entrepreneurs, such as Mexicans and Central Americans. A 1993 Los Angeles survey identified 3642 garment factories in its county. Mean employment was 27.1 persons. The garment industry was the 4th largest industry in the area in 1996, with 98,700 employees. It represented 6% of all wage and salary employees in the City and 5.5% of the immigrant labor force in the County in 1990. 93% of garment workers in 1990 were immigrants. It is estimated that 51% of garment factory owners were Asians; most employees were Latinos. Census figures on sewing machine operators indicated 47.3% of owners were Whites and 42.45 were Asians. 53.3% of employees were other ethnic groups, 14.5% were Asians, and 32.2% were Whites. It is estimated that 47.2% of total employment was due to the immigration economy. 71.5% of the total employment in the garment industry was in the immigrant sector. PMID:12294981

  12. Declines in Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Children in Los Angeles County, 2007 and 2011

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    Full Text Available This study assessed changes in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs among children (aged ≤17 years in Los Angeles County. We analyzed children’s data from the 2007 (n = 5,595 and 2011 (n = 5,934 Los Angeles County Health Survey. The percentage of children who consumed 1 or more SSB per day decreased from 43.3% in 2007 to 38.3% in 2011 (P < .001; this decrease was seen across most sociodemographic subgroups. Despite measurable progress in reducing SSB consumption among children in Los Angeles County, consumption remains high, highlighting the need for additional policy and programmatic interventions.

  13. A Secure Hash Function MD-192 With Modified Message Expansion

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    Tiwari, Harshvardhan

    2010-01-01

    Cryptographic hash functions play a central role in cryptography. Hash functions were introduced in cryptology to provide message integrity and authentication. MD5, SHA1 and RIPEMD are among the most commonly used message digest algorithm. Recently proposed attacks on well known and widely used hash functions motivate a design of new stronger hash function. In this paper a new approach is presented that produces 192 bit message digest and uses a modified message expansion mechanism which generates more bit difference in each working variable to make the algorithm more secure. This hash function is collision resistant and assures a good compression and preimage resistance.

  14. 散列算法MD5和SHA-1的比较%Comparison between MD5 and SHA-1

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    王泽; 曹莉莎

    2016-01-01

    MD5 and SHA-1 are the two known Hash Algorithm which are widely applied in information security, they are both developed from MD4.This paper introduces their algorithm logic in detail, compares them though simulation experiment ,soft-ware testing, etc. Finally, it draw a conclusion:The SHA-1 algorithm is more secure than the MD5 algorithm, but in the same hardware, SHA-1 is slower than MD5.%MD5和SHA-1是两个已知的广泛应用于信息安全的散列算法,均由MD4发展而来。详细介绍了它们的算法逻辑,并通过模拟实验、软件测试等方式对其在各个方面进行比较,最终得出结论:SHA-1算法比MD5算法的安全性更高,但在同一硬件上,SHA-1比MD5运行的要慢。

  15. MD5加密算法的研究及应用%Research and application of MD5 encryption algorithm

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    魏晓玲

    2010-01-01

    针对当前网站建设和系统开发中用户信息等重要数据的安全问题,提出了一种MD5加密算法,可以对用户密码进行加密.MD5加密算法是一种比较常用的单向加密算法,通过对该算法的深入研究,介绍了MD5算法的特性、算法原理及其算法流程,并给出MD5算法在一个具体系统中的实际应用,得出MD5算法是一种非常安全和易用的加密算法.

  16. Reverse Crack of MD5 Encryption and Its Safety Improvement%MD5加密逆向破解及安全性改进

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    王雄; 朱志祥; 许辉辉

    2014-01-01

    针对消息摘要算法第五版(Message-Digest Algorithm 5,MD5)不可逆的特性,通过组建Oracle明文数据库、调用MD5函数,建立明文与MD5码之间的一一对应关系,实现了对MD5加密的逆向破解.从应对碰撞攻击和反向查询两方面,总结多种改进措施,提高了MD5加密算法在实际应用中的安全性.

  17. The Importance Of Angel Investors In Financing The Growth Of Small And Medium Sized Enterprises

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Angel investors are very important for small and medium sized enterprises because they provide more than money. They are hands-on investors and contribute their skills, expertise, knowledge and contacts in the businesses they invest in. They are wealthy persons with great business experience. They are willing to invest and offer their wealth and knowledge to owners of small and medium sized enterprises and to entrepreneurs to start or develop their businesses. One of the attributes of angel investors is that they like to remain anonymus. Due to this attribute, a lot of ideas can not be accomplished. To eliminate this, many countries establish angel investor syndicates (groups and networks. These syndicates (groups and networks facilitate the process of matching entrepreneurs and angel investors.

  18. Strategic Plan for Sustainable Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship for Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Walker, A.; Beattie, D.; Thomas, K.; Davis, K.; Sim, M.; Jhaveri, A.

    2007-11-01

    This Strategic Plan for Sustainable Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship states goals, measures progress toward goals and how actions are monitored to achieve continuous improvement for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

  19. Shortening and Thickening of Metropolitan Los Angeles Measured and Inferred Using Geodesy

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    Argus, D.; Heflin, M.; Donnellan, A.; Webb, F.; Dong, D.; Hurst, K.; Jefferson, D.; Lyzenga, G.; Watkins, M.; Zumberge, J.

    1999-01-01

    Geodetic measurements using the Global Positioning System and other techniques show north-south shortening near Los Angeles to be fastest across the northern part of the metropolitan area, where an ESE-striking, 5- to 40-km-wide belt lying to the south of San Gabriel Mountains and to the north of downtown and West Los Angeles is shortening at 5 mm/yr.

  20. Electromagnetic Transient Response Analysis of DFIG under Cascading Grid Faults Considering Phase Angel Jumps

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    Wang, Yun; Wu, Qiuwei

    2014-01-01

    This paper analysis the electromagnetic transient response characteristics of DFIG under symmetrical and asymmetrical cascading grid fault conditions considering phaseangel jump of grid. On deriving the dynamic equations of the DFIG with considering multiple constraints on balanced and unbalanced...... conditions, phase angel jumps, interval of cascading fault, electromagnetic transient characteristics, the principle of the DFIG response under cascading voltage fault can be extract. The influence of grid angel jump on the transient characteristic of DFIG is analyzed and electromagnetic response...

  1. The Criminalization of Black Angeleno Women: Institutionalized Racism and Sexism in Los Angeles, 1928-1938

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    Boyd, Kaitlin Therese

    2012-01-01

    "The Criminalization of Black Angeleno Women" illuminates what happened in early 20th century Los Angeles when African American women, particularly working poor females, came into contact with the Los Angeles Police Department, the court system and the local, mainstream media. Individually, but especially collaboratively, these institutions lead to the overrepresentation of Black, statistically and in the public mind, in the local sex trade. Essentially, this thesis traces the biases of the...

  2. Studying the micro-angels approach to micro-investment decisions

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    Estapé Dubreuil, Glòria; Ashta, Arvind; Hédou, Jean-Pierre

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The paper analyzes the micro-angels investment behaviour, looking both to the criteria used in the selection of their investment projects and to the characteristics of their guidance role during the investment period. Design/Methodology/Approach: The paper focuses on a double bottom line movement of French micro-angels clubs that has been operating since 1983. Our primary source of data is an online survey carried out during March 2012, asking members of clubs all over France for dif...

  3. Formalization of the informal venture capital market - Business angel networks and syndicates

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    Becsky-Nagy, Patrícia; Novák, Zsuzsanna

    2015-01-01

    Business angels are natural persons who provide equity financing for young enterprises and gain ownership in them. They are usually anonym investors and they operate in the background of the companies. Their important feature is that over the funding of the enterprises based on their business experiences they can contribute to the success of the companies with their special expertise and with strategic support. As a result of the asymmetric information between the angels and the c...

  4. Designing an Innovative Data Architecture for the Los Angeles Data Resource (LADR)

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    Mukherjee, Sukrit; Jenders, Robert A.; Delta, Sebastien

    2015-01-01

    The Los Angeles Data Resource (LADR) is a joint project of major Los Angeles health care provider organizations that help clinical investigators to explore the size of potential research study cohorts using operational clinical data across all participating institutions. The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) LADR team sought to develop an innovative data architecture that would aggregate de-identified clinical data from safety-net providers in the community into CDU LAD...

  5. Small Business Financing in Nigeria: An Investigation of the Angel Option

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    Joseph Femi Adebisi; Olayinka Moses

    2013-01-01

    Small businesses are often faced with funding challenges in developing economies which constraints their growth and long term survival.  This study examines the existence and role of business Angels as a source financial, human and social capital to overcome challenges of funding for small businesses in Nigeria. The research aims to strengthen the framework that seeks to provide detail understanding of the benefits that business angels can bring to small business in developing economies, cons...

  6. An Analysis Of Symbols In Dan Brown’s Novel Angels And Demons

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    Savrizal, Muhammad

    2014-01-01

    Skripsi ini yang berjudul An Analysis Of Symbols In Dan Brown’s Novel Angels And Demons merupakan sebuah analisis mengenai simbol-simbol dalam novel “Angels and Demons” dan pembagian simbol kedalam bagian-bagian tertentu serta mengidentifikasi makna makna simbol tersebut. Beberapa simbol dalam novel ini merupakan simbol Illuminati yang merupakan bagian dari proses komunikasi yang dilakukan setiap anggota didalam Illuminati untuk sesama anggota. Tujuan penulis menganalisis si...

  7. Mid-21st Century Changes to Surface Hydrology Over the Los Angeles Region

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    Schwartz, Marla Ann

    2013-01-01

    This thesis explores projected mid-21st century changes to surface hydrological fluxes and states in the Los Angeles region at 2km resolution. This work quantifies and describes potential impacts of climate change to precipitation, runoff, evapotranspiration and soil column moisture content in the Los Angeles region. Little previous research has focused on the impacts of climate change to water resources and surface hydrology in this region. We simulate detailed climatologies of surface hydro...

  8. Transpiration of urban forests in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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    Pataki, Diane E; McCarthy, Heather R; Litvak, Elizaveta; Pincetl, Stephanie

    2011-04-01

    Despite its importance for urban planning, landscape management, and water management, there are very few in situ estimates of urban-forest transpiration. Because urban forests contain an unusual and diverse mix of species from many regions worldwide, we hypothesized that species composition would be a more important driver of spatial variability in urban-forest transpiration than meteorological variables in the Los Angeles (California, USA) region. We used constant-heat sap-flow sensors to monitor urban tree water use for 15 species at six locations throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area. For many of these species no previous data on sap flux, water use, or water relations were available in the literature. To scale sap-flux measurements to whole trees we conducted a literature survey of radial trends in sap flux across multiple species and found consistent relationships for angiosperms vs. gymnosperms. We applied this relationship to our measurements and estimated whole-tree and plot-level transpiration at our sites. The results supported very large species differences in transpiration, with estimates ranging from 3.2 +/- 2.3 kg x tree(-1) x d(-1) in unirrigated Pinus canariensis (Canary Island pine) to 176.9 +/- 75.2 kg x tree(-1) x d(-1) in Platanus hybrida (London planetree) in the month of August. Other species with high daily transpiration rates included Ficus microcarpa (laurel fig), Gleditsia triacanthos (honeylocust), and Platanus racemosa (California sycamore). Despite irrigation and relatively large tree size, Brachychiton populneas (kurrajong), B. discolor (lacebark), Sequoia sempervirens (redwood), and Eucalyptus grandis (grand Eucalyptus) showed relatively low rates of transpiration, with values < 45 kg x tree(-1) x d(-1). When scaled to the plot level, transpiration rates were as high as 2 mm/d for sites that contained both species with high transpiration rates and high densities of planted trees. Because plot-level transpiration is highly

  9. [Professor Frantisek Por MD and Professor Robert Klopstock MD, students at Budapest and Prague Faculties of Medicine].

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    Mydlík, M; Derzsiová, K

    2010-11-01

    Professor Frantisek Por MD and Professor Robert Klopstock MD were contemporaries, both born in 1899, one in Zvolen, the other in Dombovar, at the time of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Prof. Por attended the Faculty of Medicine in Budapest from 1918 to 1920, and Prof. Klopstock studied at the same place between 1917 and 1919. From 1920 until graduation on 6th February 1926, Prof. Por continued his studies at the German Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. Prof. Klopstock had to interrupt his studies in Budapest due to pulmonary tuberculosis; he received treatment at Tatranske Matliare where he befriended Franz Kafka. Later, upon Kafka's encouragement, he changed institutions and continued his studies at the German Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, where he graduated the first great go. It is very likely that, during their studies in Budapest and Prague, both professors met repeatedly, even though their life paths later separated. Following his graduation, Prof. Por practiced as an internist in Prague, later in Slovakia, and from 1945 in Kosice. In 1961, he was awarded the title of university professor of internal medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, where he practiced until his death in 1980. Prof. Klopstock continued his studies in Kiel and Berlin. After his graduation in 1933, he practiced in Berlin as a surgeon and in 1938 left for USA. In 1962, he was awarded the title of university professor of pulmonary surgery in NewYork, where he died in 1972. PMID:21250499

  10. 基于简化MD5的TFIDF算法%TFIDF Algorithm Based on a Simplified MD5

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    刘雅正; 陈受凯; 唐向阳

    2012-01-01

    随着信息技术不断的发展,海量数据的处理效率成为不可逃避的问题.传统的网页分类算法在分类效果上已经相对成熟,所以在这样的背景下从传统网页分类算法中特征值权重算法的效率和代价出发,分析并提出了基于简化MD5的特征值权重算法.有效减少了特征值提取时的比对和最后一次排序的效率,从而提高了整个网页分类的效率.%With the rapid development of information technology, the process efficiency of massive data has become inescapable problem and Web page classification algorithm has matured yet, so from the efficiency and cost of eigenvalue weights algorithm in traditional web page classification algorithm is started. Eigenvalue weights algorithm based on a simplified MD5, and effective in reducing the efficiency of eigenvalue extraction time and the last sort of eigenvalue are analyzed and proposed. Improving the efficiency of the whole Web page classification is presented.

  11. The cultivar-specific expression patterns of MdACS3 gene and apple fruit ripening and quality

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    Ethylene plays an important role in diverse physiological and developmental processes of plants. In apple, two ethylene biosynthesis genes, MdACS1 and MdACS3, are expressed in fruit tissues. While MdACS1 expresses at late ripening stages, expression of MdACS3 can be detected as early as 6 weeks bef...

  12. The role of cultivar-specific expression patterns of MdACS3 gene on apple fruit ripening and quality

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    Ethylene plays an important role in diverse physiological and developmental processes of plants. In apple, two ethylene biosynthesis genes, MdACS1 and MdACS3, are expressed in fruit tissues. While MdACS1 expresses at late ripening stages, expression of MdACS3 can be detected as early as 6 weeks befo...

  13. The improvement of cryptography MD5 algorithm%密码学中信息摘要算法MD5的改进

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    林平

    2011-01-01

    MD5算法的基础上,针对MD5算法密文是一个32位16进制字符来表示值的特征,提出MD5改进算法,首先采用替换加密算法Md5Replace加密MD5算法密文,隐藏MD5算法密文的特征;再选定替换加密密文中某一位置插入由随机函数算法Md5Random产生定长的字符串得到最后的密文,改变了替换加密密文位数,隐藏了替换加密算法替换规律.在不改变算法效率的前提下,提高算法安全强度.

  14. Fragmented Flows: Water Supply in Los Angeles County

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    Pincetl, Stephanie; Porse, Erik; Cheng, Deborah

    2016-08-01

    In the Los Angeles metropolitan region, nearly 100 public and private entities are formally involved in the management and distribution of potable water—a legacy rooted in fragmented urban growth in the area and late 19th century convictions about local control of services. Yet, while policy debates focus on new forms of infrastructure, restructured pricing mechanisms, and other technical fixes, the complex institutional architecture of the present system has received little attention. In this paper, we trace the development of this system, describe its interconnections and disjunctures, and demonstrate the invisibility of water infrastructure in LA in multiple ways—through mapping, statistical analysis, and historical texts. Perverse blessings of past water abundance led to a complex, but less than resilient, system with users accustomed to cheap, easily accessible water. We describe the lack of transparency and accountability in the current system, as well as its shortcomings in building needed new infrastructure and instituting new water rate structures. Adapting to increasing water scarcity and likely droughts must include addressing the architecture of water management.

  15. Puente Hills blind-thrust system, Los Angeles, California

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    Shaw, J.H.; Plesch, A.; Dolan, J.F.; Pratt, T.L.; Fiore, P.

    2002-01-01

    We describe the three-dimensional geometry and Quaternary slip history of the Puente Hills blind-thrust system (PHT) using seismic reflection profiles, petroleum well data, and precisely located seismicity. The PHT generated the 1987 Whittier Narrows (moment magnitude [Mw] 6.0) earthquake and extends for more than 40 km along strike beneath the northern Los Angeles basin. The PHT comprises three, north-dipping ramp segments that are overlain by contractional fault-related folds. Based on an analysis of these folds, we produce Quaternary slip profiles along each ramp segment. The fault geometry and slip patterns indicate that segments of the PHT are related by soft-linkage boundaries, where the fault ramps are en echelon and displacements are gradually transferred from one segment to the next. Average Quaternary slip rates on the ramp segments range from 0.44 to 1.7 mm/yr, with preferred rates between 0.62 and 1.28 mm/yr. Using empirical relations among rupture area, magnitude, and coseismic displacement, we estimate the magnitude and frequency of single (Mw 6.5-6.6) and multisegment (Mw 7.1) rupture scenarios for the PHT.

  16. Figurino, moda e luxo no filme Zuzu Angel

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    Haussen, Luciana Fagundes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa o figurino de cinema a partir do filme Zuzu Angel (Sergio Rezende, 2006, e discute como é representada a obra desta designer brasileira de roupas das décadas de 60 e 70, sob o aspecto da relação de seu trabalho com as idéias de moda e luxo. Destaca a trajetória da equipe de produção do figurino do filme e a repercussão das suas escolhas em cenas-chave desta produção audiovisual. Para tanto, trabalha com a contextualização histórica, a narrativa cinematográfica e com os conceitos de figurino de cinema, moda e luxo. Como suporte teórico, recorre às obras de, Michel Pastoureau, para as análises dos tecidos, de Jean-Jacques Roubine, Deborah Nadoolman Landis e Marcel Martin, sobre o papel do figurino na dramaturgia e no cinema, e Gilles Lipovetsky sobre os conceitos de moda e luxo.

  17. 报文摘要算法MD5的分析与改进

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    汪勋亮; 赵春霞; 郭剑辉

    2014-01-01

    MD5算法在数据加密方面有着广泛的应用,但是它无法抵御查字典攻击和差分等攻击。为此本文介绍了报文算法MD5和Base64算法,以及在两种算法的基础上提出了MD5的改进算法,以应对以上被攻击的缺陷。%MD5 encryption algorithm in the data has a wide range of applications,but it can not resist dictionary attacks and differential attacks.This paper introduces the MD5 message digest algorithm and Base64 algorithm,and two algorithms based on the proposed the improved MD5 algorithm,the effect is to deal with the above attack.

  18. Fred Loe, MD, and the history of trachoma.

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    Feibel, Robert M

    2011-04-01

    Trachoma has been one of the most blinding diseases in the history of ophthalmology. From its initial description in antiquity until the late 1930s, no specific treatment or effective cure had been known, and the only expedient had been to destroy the diseased tissue containing the infectious agent, rendering the disease inactive. Virtually all medical, mechanical, and surgical treatments were unsatisfactory, with cure rates of approximately 20%. Therapy for trachoma had barely advanced from the measures used by the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman physicians. All prior therapies became obsolete in 1938 when Fred Loe, MD, working on an American Indian reservation, introduced sulfanilamide as a treatment of trachoma, achieving a 90% cure rate. One of the most unusual aspects of Loe's career was that he had no formal training in ophthalmology and was completely self-taught as an ophthalmologist. PMID:21482877

  19. A workshop on leadership for MD/PhD students

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    Mark D. Cannon

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Success in academic medicine requires scientific and clinical aptitude and the ability to lead a team effectively. Although combined MD/PhD training programs invest considerably in the former, they often do not provide structured educational opportunities in leadership, especially as applied to investigative medicine. To fill a critical knowledge gap in physician-scientist training, the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP developed a biennial two-day workshop in investigative leadership. MSTP students worked in partnership with content experts to develop a case-based curriculum and deliver the material. In its initial three offerings in 2006, 2008, and 2010, the workshop was judged by MSTP student attendees to be highly effective. The Vanderbilt MSTP Leadership Workshop offers a blueprint for collaborative student-faculty interactions in curriculum design and a new educational modality for physician-scientist training.

  20. Thermal Sensitivity of MD Hematite: Implication for Magnetic Anomalies

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    Kletetschka, Gunther; Wasilewski, Peter J.; Taylor, Patrick T.

    1999-01-01

    Magnetic remanence of crustal rocks can reside in three common rock-forming magnetic minerals: magnetite, pyrrhotite, and hematite. Thermoremanent magnetization (TRM) of magnetite and pyrrhotite is carried mostly by single domain (SD) grains. The TRM of hematite grains, however, is carried mostly by multidomain (NM) grains. This characteristic is illustrated by TRM acquisition curves for hematite of variable grainsizes. The transition between truly NM behavior and tendency towards SD behavior his been established between hematite grainsizes of 0. 1 and 0.05 mm. Coarse grainsize of lower crustal rocks and the large sensitivity of MD hematite grains to acquire TRM indicates that hematite could be a significant contributor to long-wavelength magnetic anomalies.

  1. BayesMD: flexible biological modeling for motif discovery

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    Tang, Man-Hung Eric; Krogh, Anders; Winther, Ole

    2008-01-01

    and the marginal probabilities can be used directly to assess the significance of the findings. The framework is benchmarked against other methods on a number of real and artificial data sets. The accompanying prediction server, documentation, software, models and data are available from http://bayesmd.binf.ku.dk/.......We present BayesMD, a Bayesian Motif Discovery model with several new features. Three different types of biological a priori knowledge are built into the framework in a modular fashion. A mixture of Dirichlets is used as prior over nucleotide probabilities in binding sites. It is trained...... sampling results are achieved using the advanced sampling method parallel tempering. In a post-analysis step candidate motifs with high marginal probability are found by searching among those motifs that contain sites that occur frequently. Thereby, maximum a posteriori inference for the motifs is avoided...

  2. Plasticity and Failure in Nanocrystalline BCC Metals via MD Simulation

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    Rudd, R E

    2010-02-12

    Advances in the ability to generate extremely high pressures in dynamic experiments such as at the National Ignition Facility has motivated the need for special materials optimized for those conditions as well as ways to probe the response of these materials as they are deformed. We need to develop a much deeper understanding of the behavior of materials subjected to high pressure, especially the effect of rate at the extremely high rates encountered in those experiments. Here we use large-scale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the high-rate deformation of nanocrystalline tantalum at pressures less than 100 GPa to investigate the processes associated with plastic deformation for strains up to 100%. We focus on 3D polycrystalline systems with typical grain sizes of 10-20 nm. We also study a rapidly quenched liquid (amorphous solid) tantalum. We apply a constant volume (isochoric), constant temperature (isothermal) shear deformation over a range of strain rates, and compute the resulting stress-strain curves to large strains for both uniaxial and biaxial compression. We study the rate dependence and identify plastic deformation mechanisms. The identification of the mechanisms is facilitated through a novel technique that computes the local grain orientation, returning it as a quaternion for each atom. This analysis technique is robust and fast, and has been used to compute the orientations on the fly during our parallel MD simulations on supercomputers. We find both dislocation and twinning processes are important, and they interact in the weak strain hardening in these extremely fine-grained microstructures. We also present some results on void growth in nanocrystalline BCC metals under tension.

  3. WEB登录系统中MD5加密算法的PHP实现%PHP Implementation of MD5 Encryption Algorithm in WEB Login System

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    王雄; 李旭辉; 许琳华

    2011-01-01

    MD5是web应用程序中常用的加密算法,很多网站的登录模块都采用了MD5加密,用户登录密码通过使用它加密存储到数据库当中,在一定程度上使入侵者不易获得用户登录权限.本文分析比较了中MD5不同的改进算法,并给出了最后的结论.

  4. MD&A – Counterpart to or Distraction from Financial Reporting

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    Kevin Girdharry; Elena Simonova; Rock Lefebvre

    2011-01-01

    MD&A content has been an ongoing topic of recent debate with the views divided on the impact that regulated content has on the quality of the MD&A. Complexity has amplified as a result of emerging issues of particular importance to investors such as transition to IFRS, the environment and executive compensation. This paper examines companies’ compliance with requirements of the Canadian Securities Administrators for MD&A disclosures, and aims to advance understand on whether following CSA req...

  5. MD-2 determinants of nickel and cobalt-mediated activation of human TLR4.

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    Alja Oblak

    Full Text Available Recent findings unexpectedly revealed that human TLR4 can be directly activated by nickel ions. This activation is due to the coordination of nickel by a cluster of histidine residues on the ectodomain of human TLR4, which is absent in most other species. We aimed to elucidate the role of MD-2 in the molecular mechanism of TLR4/MD-2 activation by nickel, as nickel binding site on TLR4 is remote from MD-2, which directly binds the endotoxin as the main pathological activator of TLR4. We identified MD-2 and TLR4 mutants which abolished TLR4/MD-2 receptor activation by endotoxin but could nevertheless be significantly activated by nickel, which acts in synergy with LPS. Human TLR4/MD-2 was also activated by cobalt ions, while copper and cadmium were toxic in the tested concentration range. Activation of TLR4 by cobalt required MD-2 and was abolished by human TLR4 mutations of histidine residues at positions 456 and 458. We demonstrated that activation of TLR4 by nickel and cobalt ions can trigger both the MyD88-dependent and the -independent pathway. Based on our results we propose that predominantly hydrophobic interactions between MD-2 and TLR4 contribute to the stabilization of the TLR4/MD-2/metal ion complex in a conformation that enables activation.

  6. Iterative redundant encryption based on MD5 algorithm%基于MD5的迭代冗余加密算法

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    王津涛; 覃尚毅; 王冬梅

    2007-01-01

    MD5报文摘要算法是一种非常流行的加密方案,是对任意长度的消息提取数字指纹或消息摘要的算法,但是,在计算上难以提供两个具有相同数字指纹的不同消息,并难以由给定的数字指纹推算出相应的消息.基于MD5的迭代冗余加密算法对MD5算法进行了扩展,利用了MD5算法的强大安全性,实现了文件加密、解密和数据完整性保护的功能.

  7. MD5算法的过程分析及其C#实现%Process Analysis of MD5 Algorithm and Its C# realization

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    杜昌钰

    2008-01-01

    文章对MD5即"Message-Digest Algorithm 5(报文流行的C#对8D5算法进行了具体的实现,给出了一个具体的C#加密实例.虽然MD5因王小云教授在2004国际密码学会议(Crypto'2004)上发表的论文受到了前所未有的冲击,但MD5在一些非关键领域应用还是相当广泛.最后还提出了一些针对MD5现状的解决对策和建议.

  8. ASP网站用户帐号的MD5加密技术%The Encryption Techniques of MD5 about User Accounts in ASP Web

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    田文艳

    2007-01-01

    本文介绍了Asp中的MD5(Message-Digest Algorithm 5)加密技术,分析了它的工作原理及使用过程,并通过具体的使用实例,说明了MD5加密技术在网站开发中的具体实现方法.

  9. Molecular basis for Duarte and Los Angeles variant galactosemia

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    Langley, S.D.; Lai, K.; Dembure, P.P. [Emory Univ. School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (United States)] [and others

    1997-02-01

    Human erythrocytes that are homozygous for the Duarte enzyme variant of galactosemia (D/D) have a characteristic isoform on isoelectric focusing and 50% reduction in galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT) enzyme activity. The Duarte biochemical phenotype has a molecular genotype of N314D/N314D. The characteristic Duarte isoform is also associated with a variant called the {open_quotes}Los Angeles (LA) phenotype,{close_quotes} which has increased GALT enzyme activity. We evaluated GALT enzyme activity and screened the GALT genes of 145 patients with one or more N314D-containing alleles. We found seven with the LA biochemical phenotype, and all had a 1721C{r_arrow}T transition in exon 7 in cis with the N314D missense mutation. The 1721C{r_arrow}T transition is a neutral polymorphism for leucine at amino acid 218 (L218L). In pedigree analyses, this 1721C{r_arrow}T transition segregated with the LA phenotype of increased GALT activity in three different biochemical phenotypes (LA/N, LA/G, and LA/D). To determine the mechanism for increased activity of the LA variant, we compared GALT mRNA, protein abundance, and enzyme thermal stability in lymphoblast cell lines of D and LA phenotypes with comparable genotypes. GALT protein abundance was increased in LA compared to D alleles, but mRNA was similar among all genotypes. We conclude that the codon change N314D in cis with the base-pair transition 1721C{r_arrow}T produces the LA variant of galactosemia and that this nucleotide change increases GALT activity by increasing GALT protein abundance without increasing transcription or decreasing thermal lability. A favorable codon bias for the mutated codon with consequently increased translation rates is postulated as the mechanism. 23 refs., 3 figs., 4 tabs.

  10. From Alec and Angel to see Tess’s tragedy

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    任晨爽

    2014-01-01

    “Love is ever matter of comedies, and how and then tragedies.” says the prose writer and philosopher Francis Bacon. Love is beautiful, while the unfortunate love is destined to a tragedy. The love of Tess with Angle Clare and Alec d' Urbervil e is also the tragedy in Tess of the D' urbervil es of Thomas Hardy who is a cross-century literary giants. He is one of the most famous writers in the Victorian era, and is known as“Shakespeare in the English novels”. Tess of the D' urbervil es is one of his famous novels and it is the combination of Hardy’ pessimism and fatalism. Of course, Tess’ tragic fate has thousands of thousands contact with Alec and Angle Clare. In Hardy’ writing, Tess is a pure, beautiful, kind-hearted, and nearly a perfect peasant girl and a series of happenings make the girl go to death. Tess lives in the capital society. The self-supporting peasants are displaced and impoverished, and are forced to work under capitalist exploitation. Her parents’ vanity makes her go to work in Alec’s farm where she loses the most precious chastity of women. While when she begins to choose the new life and struggles to get rid of the moral bound, her husband Angel Clare leaves her after he knows the impurity past of Tess. The two men in Tess’ life help to create the tragedy. Tess ruins herself by a extreme way. This thesis is trying to make comments on the influences of the two men--Alec and Angle to Tess’ tragedy. If the ravages of body by Alec is the beginning of the tragedy, then the mental torture ultimately destroyed Tess and make her to despair and destruction.

  11. A super-high throughput implementation of MD5 algorithm on FPGA%超高吞吐量MD5算法的FPGA实现

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    王臣; 袁焱

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, a novel architecture is proposed to increase the performance of MD5 computing in FPGA , which can achieve a super-high throughput. The scheme is based on full-pipeline for MD5 implementation. Moreover, FIFO cache structure is used for data storage and cooperative computing. The results of simulation and implementation show that the scheme can achieve the theoretical upper bound on throughput. And based on the same platform of FPGA, it outperforms the published scheme with best performance in terms of 77% higher throughput.%为了提高MD5算法在FPGA中实现的运算效率,使之达到超高的数据吞吐量,提出了一种新的全流水线架构,用于实现MD5算法.架构中使用了FIFO缓存存储数据,以配合流水线的运算.实验验证其达到了单个MD5运算单元运算吞吐量的理论上限,在相同芯片平台上,超过已发表的MD5运算模块最高吞吐量的77%.

  12. Design of MD5 High-Speed Models on FPGA%基于FPGA的MD5高速处理模型设计

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    韩津生; 林家骏; 叶建武; 周文锦

    2012-01-01

    In order to improve the performance of MD5 on FPGA, the design concept based on dataflow was proposed. At the design phase, it can assess effectively the specific FPGA, the expected system performance and the specific complex algorithms. Three models of MD5 round were put forward and one of the models was chosen to do experiment. The experimental results indicate that the designed MD5 algorithm could increase efficiently the throughput up to 66. 56 Gbit/s.%为提高MD5的处理速度,提出了基于数据流的设计思想.该思想在设计阶段可以对特定的FPGA、预期的系统性能、复杂的专用算法等进行有效评估.基于该思想,提出了3种不同的MD5节点模型.通过分析,对其中1种模型进行实验,实验验证了基于数据流的设计思想能有效提高MD5的吞吐量,达到66.56 Gbit/s.

  13. 一种使MD5算法产生更强雪崩效应的方法%Generating stronger avalanche effect in MD5 algorithm

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    张鑫彦; 闫德勤

    2010-01-01

    通过研究不同的差分分析对MD5算法的攻击后发现,差分分析攻击之所以可以成功,是因为在MD5算法中改变了明文中一些特定位,而这些特定位的改变在许多轮中最多只影响链接变量的几个位,并且这些小的差分能在随后的多轮操作中得到纠正,从而产生了碰撞.这就说明原MD5算法的雪崩效应不能阻止差分分析的攻击,而为了提高MD5算法的安全性,必须提高其雪崩效应的敏感性.分析结果表明,用动态明文变化函数对MD5算法进行修改,能使其产生更敏感的雪崩效应,以此来有效防止差分分析攻击,提高MD5算法的安全性.

  14. Enhancement of Pork Jerky Using Co-cultures of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Angel Yeast.

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    Zhao, Changqing; Lu, Ziyang; Huang, Jing; He, Sha; Tan, Hui; Wang, Gang; Liu, Dayu; Li, Yubin

    2016-09-01

    Strains of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Angel Yeast were combined to ferment raw pork and make pork jerky. After fermentation, the jerky was dried and then tested for sensory evaluation, pH and free amino acid content. The results showed that the optimal conditions for fermentation using L. bulgaricus and Angel Yeast were: a pH of 6.5, a 1:1 (v/v) ratio of L. bulgaricus to Angel Yeast, a fermentation time of 42 h and temperature of 25 °C. The results showed that the pork jerky fermented with the combined strains was not very sour which was close to the pH of 7.0 and had a higher free amino acid content which was more than 68.3 mg/100 g compared with the pork jerky fermented by either L. bulgaricus or Angel Yeast alone. Overall, the results demonstrate that fermentation of raw pork with combined strains of L. bulgaricus and Angel Yeast improves the quality and flavor of pork jerky. PMID:27407292

  15. 78 FR 59060 - Gabriel Sanchez, M.D.; Decision and Order

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    2013-09-25

    ... any compression of the nerves, or the spinal column, or the nerve root,'' and that it was ``difficult... sufficiently reliable to be accepted and relied upon in this .'' See Cynthia M. Cadet, M.D., 76 FR 19450, 19458... factors are . . . considered in the disjunctive.'' Robert A. Leslie, M.D., 68 FR 15227, 15230 (2003)....

  16. Measurement of Delta-md Using a Probability Based Same-Side Tagger at CDF

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    Bauer, G

    2000-01-01

    A measurement of Delta m_d is performed using inclusive lepton+vertex events at CDF. A probability based Same-Side Tagger was developed to tag the initial b-flavor of the B^0_d, which suppresses tagging on B-decay products. We find Delta m_d = 0.42 +/- 0.09 +/- 0.03 ps^-1.

  17. 75 FR 21528 - Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-90-30 Airplanes

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    2010-04-26

    ... Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), and 3. Will not have a significant economic... have the same design as those installed on Model MD-90-30 airplanes. Therefore, Model MD-90-30..., hangar lighting, flashlight, or ] droplight and may require removal or opening of access panels or...

  18. 77 FR 67673 - Fernando Valle, M.D.; Decision and Order

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    ... DEA registration. Serenity Caf , 77 FR 35027, 35028 (2012); David W. Wang, 72 FR 54297, 54298 (2007); Sheran Arden Yeates, 71 FR 39130, 39131 (2006); Dominick A. Ricci, M.D., 58 FR 51104 (1993); Bobby Watts, M.D., 53 FR 11919 (1988). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Respondent contends that the...

  19. DNA methylation fluctuation induced by virus infection differs between MD-resistant and -susceptible chickens

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    Marek’s disease (MD) is a lymphoproliferative disease induced by Marek’s disease virus (MDV). To augment vaccination, the host genetic resistance is of importance in MD control. While researchers have been largely focused on exploring the genetic differences between resistant and susceptible chicken...

  20. 33 CFR 110.71 - Jacobs Nose Cove, Elk River, Md.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Jacobs Nose Cove, Elk River, Md... ANCHORAGES ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS Special Anchorage Areas § 110.71 Jacobs Nose Cove, Elk River, Md. The water area of Jacobs Nose Cove, on the west side of the mouth of Elk River, Maryland, comprising the...

  1. HB D Los Angeles in a Brazilian family Hb D Los Angeles em família brasileira

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    Guilherme G. Leoneli

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available Inherited disorders of hemoglobin, the most common monogenic disease, are now well understood at the molecular level, knowledge, which has led to considerable improvements in their control and management. The Brazilian population is multiethnic, and the correct characterization of the Hb D is important, mainly because the method available for detection of abnormal hemoglobins, present a migration in the same zone at alkaline pH, for Hb S, D, and G for example. In this paper we studied a family with an abnormal hemoglobin like S in alkaline electrophoresis, by appropriated methods including HPLC and molecular analysis, characterized as hemoglobin D Los Angeles.As doenças hereditária da hemoglobina são as mais comuns doenças monogênicas e atualmente bem conhecidas do ponto de vista molecular, fato este que propiciou um avanço no seu controle e manuseio. A população brasileira caracteriza-se pela multiplicidade étnica e a caracterização da Hb D torna-se importante por este dado, associado ao fato de que os métodos de detecção das hemoglobinopatias comumente não identificam esta fração anormal que apresenta a peculiaridade de migração eletroforéticia em pH alcalino na mesma zona observada nas Hb S e G. Neste relato é apresentado um estudo familiar no qual é empregada metodologia adequada, o HLPC, que permite a identificação da Hb D.

  2. Transport and characterization of ambient biological aerosol near Laurel, MD

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    J. L. Santarpia

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Bacterial aerosol have been observed and studied in the ambient environment since the mid nineteenth century. These studies have sought to provide a better understanding of the diversity, variability and factors that control the biological aerosol population. In this study, we show comparisons between diversity of culturable bacteria and fungi, using culture and clinical biochemical tests, and 16S rRNA diversity using Affymetrix PhyloChips. Comparing the culturable fraction and surveying the total 16S rRNA of each sample provides a comprehensive look at the bacterial population studied and allows comparison with previous studies. Thirty-six hour back-trajectories of the air parcels sampled, over the two day period beginning 4 November 2008, provide information on the sources of aerosol sampled on the campus of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. This study indicates that back-trajectory modeling of air parcels may provide insights into the observed diversity of biological aerosol.

  3. The MD simulation of thermal properties of plutonium dioxide

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    The thermodynamic properties of PuO2 have been investigated between 300 and 3000 K by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation with empirical interaction potential. The properties include melting point, lattice parameter variation, enthalpy and heat capacity. The melting point of two-phase simulation (TPS) is in agreement with the experimental value, and it gives a much lower value than one-phase simulation (OPS). The lattice parameter and heat capacity at high temperatures are expressed as a(T)=5.38178+4.38×10-5T+6.5525×10-9T2+0.9362×10-12T3 and CP(KJ⋅mol-1⋅K-1)=18648.8e474.5/T/(T2(e474.5/T-1)2)+9.337×10-6T, respectively. True linear thermal expansion coefficient (TLTEC) α is about 8.89×10-6 K-1 at 300 K. Our simulation results are in good agreement with experimental and other theoretical data.

  4. John Call Dalton, Jr., MD: America's first neurophysiologist.

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    Fine, E J; Manteghi, T; Sobel, S H; Lohr, L A

    2000-09-26

    Before the discoveries of John Call Dalton, Jr., MD (1824-1889), innervation of laryngeal muscles, long-term effects of cerebellar lesions, and consequences of raised intracranial pressure were poorly understood. Dalton discovered that the posterior cricoarytenoid muscles adducted the vocal cords during inspiration. He confirmed Flourens' observations that acute ablation of the cerebellum of pigeons caused loss of coordination. Dalton observed that properly cared for pigeons gradually recovered "coordinating power." Dalton observed that prolonged raised intracranial pressure caused tachycardia and then fatal bradycardia in dogs. Before Dalton published his photographic atlas of the human brain, neuroanatomy atlases were sketched by Europeans and imported into the United States. Dalton's atlas of the human brain contained precise photographs of vertical and horizontal sections that equal modern works. Before Dalton introduced live demonstrations of animals, physiology was taught by recitation of texts only. Dalton was the first American-born professor to teach physiology employing demonstrations of live animals operated on under ether anesthesia. He wrote an essay advocating experimentation on animals as the proper method of acquiring knowledge of function and that humane animal experimentation would ultimately improve the health of man and animals. His eloquent advocacy for humane experimental physiology quelled attacks by contemporaneous antivivisectionists. Dalton was America's first experimental neurophysiologist. PMID:10994009

  5. Predicting Los Angeles abrasion loss of rock aggregates from crushability index

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    S Kahraman; O Y Toraman

    2008-04-01

    Predicting Los Angeles abrasion loss of aggregate material from some simpler tests will be useful for especially preliminary studies. For this reason, to investigate the possibility of predicting the Los Angeles abrasion loss from the crushability index, Los Angeles abrasion, crushability, density and porosity tests were performed on 11 different rock types collected from different areas of Turkey. The results of the tests were analysed using simple and multiple regression analyses. Generally significant correlations were obtained from both simple and multiple regression analyses. The correlation coefficients and estimation capabilities of the two multiple regression equations are slightly higher than that of the simple regression equation. It was concluded that the simple regression equation is practical and reliable enough for estimation purposes. However, the two multiple regression equations can be used for a more accurate estimation.

  6. 76 FR 14698 - Raleigh Film and Television Studios, LLC, Los Angeles, CA; Notice of Negative Determination on...

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    2011-03-17

    ... Television Studios, LLC, Los Angeles, California (the subject firm). The Department's Notice was published in the Federal Register on October 25, 2010 (75 FR 65512). The subject firm supplies sound stage... Employment and Training Administration Raleigh Film and Television Studios, LLC, Los Angeles, CA; Notice...

  7. 77 FR 39559 - In the Matter of AngelCiti Entertainment, Inc., BodyTel Scientific, Inc., Clearant, Inc...

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    2012-07-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION In the Matter of AngelCiti Entertainment, Inc., BodyTel Scientific, Inc., Clearant, Inc., Data... accurate information concerning the securities of AngelCiti Entertainment, Inc. because it has not...

  8. Gangster Boogie: Los Angeles and the Rise of Gangsta Rap, 1965-1992

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    Viator, Felicia Angeja

    2012-01-01

    "Gangster Boogie" details the early development of hip-hop music in Los Angeles, a city that, in the 1980s, the international press labeled the "murder capital of the U.S." The rap music most associated with the region, coined "gangsta rap," has been regarded by scholars, cultural critics, and audiences alike as a tabloid distortion of East Coast hip-hop. The dissertation shows that this uniquely provocative genre of hip-hop was forged by Los Angeles area youth as a tool for challenging civic...

  9. Diversity and Educational Challenges in Oslo and Los Angeles - A Metropolitan Perspective nr 2

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    Kamil ÖZERK

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Receiving, accommodation and education of children with immigrant background is one of the challenging issues in almost all the metropolitan areas in many countries. In our study we are exploring the impact of demographic changes on political agendas, legal frames, educational approaches, research findings and student achievement in the field of education of linguistic minorities in Oslo, Norway and Los Angeles, USA. Although there are significant historical and socio economical differences between Los Angeles and Oslo, many of the educational challenges facing the educational policy makers and the linguistic minority students are quite similar.

  10. Neighborhood Food Environment, Diet, and Obesity Among Los Angeles County Adults, 2011

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    Mejia, Nelly; Lightstone, Amy S.; Basurto-Davila, Ricardo; Morales, Douglas M.; Sturm, Roland

    2015-01-01

    Introduction The objective of this study was to examine whether an association exists between the number and type of food outlets in a neighborhood and dietary intake and body mass index (BMI) among adults in Los Angeles County. We also assessed whether this association depends on the geographic size of the food environment. Methods We analyzed data from the 2011 Los Angeles County Health Survey. We created buffers (from 0.25 to 3.0 miles in radius) centered in respondents’ residential addres...

  11. Timeline for WSMALA Women and the Arts in Los Angeles 1960-1999

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    UCLA Center for the Study of Women

    2012-01-01

    “From Protest to Policy: Women’s Social Movement Activities in Los Angeles, 1960-1999,” a multi-year research project by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women examined the how grassroots advocacy has shaped gender-related public policy in the arts, employment, healthcare, and higher education through an analysis of local women’s groups in Los Angeles between 1960 and 1999. During this period, women’s community groups organized around gender-based problems their members encountered in their l...

  12. 基于MD5的可逆无冗余加密算法%The Reversible Non-Redundant Encryption Algorithm Based on MD5 Algorithm

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    陈钧; 刘爱华

    2012-01-01

    If MD5 algorithm is directly used to encrypt sensitive data in database, the data is unable to be deerypted by this algorithm itself, even legitimate users query or update some data for the purpose of restoring data. The database becomes more redundant because secret keys need to be saved for reversible encryption algorithms. This paper proposes a reversible non-redundant encryption algorithm based on MD5 algorithm, which can be ~ to used encrypt and decrypt sensitive data in the database regardless of saving secret keys.%直接采用MD5算法对数据库中的敏感数据加密时,合法用户进行查询、更新等操作需要还原数据,MD5算法无法解密数据.可逆的加密算法都需要保存密钥,数据库增加了数据的冗余.本文提出一种基于MD5算法的可逆无冗余算法,实现对数据库中敏感数据进行加密、解密,而且不需要保存密钥.

  13. Los Angeles Free-Net: an experiment in interactive telecommunication between lay members of the Los Angeles community and health care experts.

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    Bluming, A; Mittelman, P S

    1996-01-01

    The Los Angeles Free-Net, an interactive community information resource, was established in part to help community members become more effective consumers of health care services. By providing timely, expert answers to anonymously asked medical questions at no charge, we hope to decrease unnecessary physician-patient encounters, encourage effective preventive-health measures, and improve the overall results of health care in our community. Although it is too early to assess health care benefi...

  14. MD5算法及在用户口令加密应用中的改进%The Improved MD5 Algorithm in the Encryption of User Passwords

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    高洪波; 马素萍

    2010-01-01

    MD5是一种非常优秀的加密算法,曾被大量公司和个人广泛使用.但随着科学技术的发展,MD5牢不可破的神话逐渐破灭.基于此,在分析MD5加密算法及其弱点的前提下,探讨了MD5的改进算法.

  15. The Design of MD5 Algorithm against Exhaustion Code-breaking and Its Realization%MD5算法防穷举(冲撞)破译的设计及其实现

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    廖思周

    2006-01-01

    在对MD5算法做简单介绍的基础上,针对攻击者拥有巨大密码字典、原文/密文对照数据库,设计了MD5变换算法,是对现有的MD5算法的延伸,大大提高了现成MD5密文的安全性.

  16. Characterization of an Autophagy-related Gene MdATG8i from apple

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    Ping eWang

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Nutrient deficiencies restrict apple (Malus sp. tree growth and productivity in Northwest China. The process of autophagy, a conserved degradation pathway in eukaryotic cells, has important roles in nutrient-recycling and helps improve plant performance during periods of nutrient-starvation. Little is known about the functioning of autophagy-related genes (ATGs in apple. In this study, one of the ATG8 gene family members MdATG8i was isolated from M. domestica. MdATG8i has conserved putative tubulin binding sites and ATG7 interaction domains. A 1865-bp promoter region cloned from apple genome DNA was predicated to have cis-regulatory elements responsive to light, environmental stresses and hormones. MdATG8i transcriptions were induced in response to leaf senescence, nitrogen depletion, and oxidative stress. At cellular level, MdATG8i protein was expressed in the nucleus and cytoplasm of onion epidermal cells. Yeast two-hybrid tests showed that MdATG8i could interact with MdATG7a and MdATG7b. In Arabidopsis, its heterologous expression was associated with enhanced vegetative growth, leaf senescence, and tolerance to nitrogen- and carbon-starvation. MdATG8i-overexpressing ‘Orin’ apple callus lines also displayed improved tolerance to nutrient-limited conditions. Our results demonstrate that MdATG8i protein could function in autophagy in a conserved way, as a positive regulator in the response to nutrient-starvation.

  17. MD5优化算法及安全性分析%Analysis of MD5 Optimization Algorithm and Safety

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    张双斌

    2009-01-01

    针对目前MD5基本算法加密结果容易被破解的问题,在研究分析MD5、SHA-1及其系列算法加密原理的基础上,提出一种增加消息摘要长度的优化算法,使得破解时碰撞的概率减少很多倍,增强了系统加密的安全性.安全分析结果表明,MD5优化算法在保留了原算法加密速度的前提下,具有较原算法更好的抗攻击能力.

  18. A High Throughput FPGA Implementation of MD5 Algorithm%一种高吞吐量MD5算法的FPGA实现

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    刘凯; 车明; 秦存秀

    2008-01-01

    MD5数字摘要算法在网络安全的诸多方面都得到广泛的应用.由于其串行计算的特点,对MD5算法的加速并不像其它具有并行操作算法那样容易实现.提出了采用4级流水线的结构来提高MD5运算的吞吐量,可以提升至吉比特级.在设计中,参考了分布式存储模型的结构来实现低延迟、低资源消耗及更好的可扩展性.

  19. AnGel System for the diagnosis of generators in operation; Sistema AnGeL para el diagnostico de generadores en operacion

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    De la Torre V, H. Octavio; Ramirez N, J. Tomas; Pascacio de los S, Alberth; Reyes M, Oscar A; Carrillo C, Jaime; Iturbe F, Marlene [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Ponce de Leon V, Eugenio [Comision Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    The continuous monitoring of the electrical variables of a generator allows the knowing of the operating status of the main components of the equipment, which is helpful at the time of emitting a diagnosis of the same one. System of diagnosis for generators of operation, denominated AnGel System (acronym of Analysis of Generators in Line). The system was developed by the Management of Electrical equipment of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) and implemented in the six units of generation of the Manzanillo Thermoelectric Unit. The present article includes a description of the main components and functions. The world-wide tendency in monitoring systems of the fault statistics, were key elements in defining the variable to be monitored: Partial discharges (PD), Shaft current (SC), Neutral current (NC), Tangential Magnetic (TM) flux, Voltages and currents of line (as reference to the operation point). The main processes of deterioration that are intended to be observed with each one of these variables are described with greater thoroughness in the article Sistema AnGel: Aspectos teorico-practicos para el diagnostico de generadores en operacion (AnGel System: Theoretical-practical aspects for the diagnosis of generators in operation), contained in the section of Research Activities in this same issue of the IIE bulletin. [Spanish] La monitorizacion continua de las variables electricas de un generador permite conocer el estado operativo de los principales componentes del equipo, lo que es de ayuda a la hora de emitir un diagnostico del mismo. Sistema de diagnostico para generadores de operacion, denominado Sistema AnGeL (acronimo de Analisis de Generadores en Linea). El sistema fue desarrollado por la Gerencia de Equipos Electricos del IIE e implementado en las seis unidades de generacion del Complejo Termoelectrico Manzanillo. El presente articulo incluye una descripcion de los principales componentes y funciones. La tendencia mundial en sistemas de

  20. Application of MD5 Algorithm in Office Automation System%MD5算法在办公自动化系统中的应用

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    张智发

    2008-01-01

    该文对办公自动化系统面临的风险进行了分析,介绍了MD5算法的特点和原理,把MD5算法应用于办公自动化系统中,解决了密码保护、信息完整性验证和数字签名等安全问题, 并给出了具体实现方法.

  1. HMAC-MD5的 FPGA 优化与实现%FPGA Optimization and Implementation of HMAC-MD5 Algorithm

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    蔡啸; 李树国

    2015-01-01

    Data integrity and authenticity are very important in field of information security.HMAC-MD5 algorithm is one of the algorithms that achieve this target.The performance of its software implementation is very low and its FPGA hardware implementation is much higher.For the sake of higher throughput,this paper propose a two-to-one structure.As the result,it costs only 33 cycles to process 5 12 bits data.At the same time,the design support three kinds of mode:HMAC-MD5 computation with Key,HMAC-MD5 computation without key,MD5 computation. The design contains many optimization strategies such as pre-computation, microinstruction controller, the resources reuse etc.After synthesizing by Quartus II 13.0 on Stratix III devices,the clock frequency reaches 100 MHz,the throughput reaches 1.55 Gb/s and 1 120 ALUTs logic resources have been used.%在信息安全领域,数据完整性和真实性是十分重要的.HMAC-MD5算法是实现数据完整性和真实性验证的一种算法.HMAC-MD5的软件实现性能较低,而它的 FPGA 硬件实现性能较高.为了提高 FPGA 实现的性能,提出了一种二合一的结构,处理512 bit 数据周期数降低至33拍,提高了吞吐率,同时能够支持 HMAC-MD5带密钥输入和不带密钥输入、单 MD5运算的模式选择.本设计在 Stratix III 器件上使用 QuartusII 13.0进行综合,在使用了预计算、微指令控制器、资源复用等优化策略之后,最终综合出时钟频率为100 MHz,吞吐率达到1.55 Gb/s,逻辑资源使用为1120 ALUTs.

  2. Authentication in Networking Environment Based on LECC and MD5 Algorithm%基于LECC和MD5算法的网络身份认证

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    王小冬; 周海燕

    2015-01-01

    MD5算法常用于对远程用户进行身份认证,但其抵挡不了查字典或差分攻击.本文对用户身份进行MD5加密后,再采用LECC对密文进行纠错编码,提高算法抵御防攻击的能力.理论和实践证明,本算法具有较高的安全性和实用价值.

  3. The Impact of Proposition 13 on Public Employee Relations: The Case of Los Angeles.

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    Swimmer, Gene

    1982-01-01

    The impact of Proposition 13 and subsequent state bailout legislation on public employee relations in the City and County of Los Angeles (California) has been a new collective bargaining environment. The 1979 negotiations, where a countywide strike was narrowly averted, illustrate the hardening of management attitudes and union militancy. (MLF)

  4. Retention Patterns in the Los Angeles Unified School District, 1983-84. Publication No. 456.

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    Joubert, Lionel; Weisbender, Leo

    This report provides information on the number and percentage of students retained in grade during the 1983-84 school term in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Data were analyzed from reports filed by all principals and from the LAUSD Racial and Ethnic Survey, Fall 1983. Children's centers, adult schools, occupational centers, and…

  5. Nutritional Status of Mexican American Preschool Children in East Los Angeles and San Diego.

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    Lewis, Jane S.; And Others

    Results of a 1968 pilot study of the nutritional status of Mexican American preschool children in East Los Angeles and San Diego are reported in this document. Questionnaire data collected from mothers of preschool children are presented in terms of a description of families, prenatal care, clinical examinations, dietary intakes, and biochemical…

  6. Tiene Arte Valor Afuera Del Barrio: The Murals of East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights

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    Holscher, Louis M.

    1976-01-01

    Discusses the themes of the murals and explores the possible uses that the murals in Los Angeles have for the outsider, the non-Chicano, for those who have only a little understanding or awareness of the Chicano community. (Author/AM)

  7. 76 FR 53115 - Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 202; Los Angeles, CA

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    2011-08-25

    ... inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (75 FR 47536-47537, 08/06/2010) and the... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 202; Los Angeles, CA Pursuant to its...

  8. 76 FR 86 - Expansion/Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 202, Los Angeles, CA

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    2011-01-03

    ..., filed 12/11/2009); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (74 FR... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Expansion/Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 202, Los Angeles, CA Pursuant...

  9. Immigration and the Low-Cost Housing Shortage: The Los Angeles Area's Experience.

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    Nielsen, John

    Rising housing costs, increased homelessness, and the debate over illegal immigrants residing in publically assisted housing have renewed media and public interest in immigration's contribution to the Los Angeles, California area's problems of scarce low-cost housing, homelessness, and housing code violations. Recent data suggest that immigrants…

  10. Catholic Education for Mexican Americans in Los Angeles: A Brief Historical Overview

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    Lopez, Eduardo F.

    2016-01-01

    This article explores the historical development of Catholic schools for Mexican Americans in Los Angeles, California. It provides a brief overview of events spanning the 1700s to the 1970s, with particular attention placed on examining the administration of Cardinal James Francis Aloysius McIntyre from 1948-1969. While his predecessor, Archbishop…

  11. The Work Experience of Undocumented Mexican Women Migrants in Los Angeles.

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    Simon, Rita J.; DeLey, Margo

    1984-01-01

    Undocumented Mexican women workers in Los Angeles were interviewed about their work experience in the United States. Most of them work in factories, not in domestic service. Most earn a salary above minimum wage but below that earned by documented women, and 80 percent believe their treatment at work equals that of other workers. (KH)

  12. Comparing Outcomes for Los Angeles County's HUD-Assisted and Unassisted CalWORKS Leavers.

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    Verma, Nandita; Hendra, Richard

    The impact of supplemental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on CalWORKs leavers was examined in a study of CalWORKs recipients in Los Angeles County, California, who stopped receiving welfare benefits in the third quarter of 1998. Two groups received federal housing assistance at the time of exit from…

  13. Los Angeles OneSource System Youth Participant Customer Satisfaction Survey, 2010-2011

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    Heisley, Deborah D.; Moore, Richard W.; Patch, Robin N.

    2012-01-01

    As part of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Los Angeles OneSource Centers offer low-income youth ages 14-21 services aimed at improving educational achievement, enhancing job skills, and preparing for college. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the youths' satisfaction with services received at 14 OneSource Centers throughout…

  14. Antifungal Activity of Decursinol Angelate Isolated from Angelica gigas Roots Against Puccinia recondita

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    Mi-Young Yoon

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Rust causes significant losses in the yield and quality of various crops. The development of new effective and environmentally benign agents against the pathogen is of great interest. In the course of searching a natural antifungal compound from medicinal plants, we found that the methanol extract of Angelica gigas roots had a potent control efficacy against wheat leaf rust (WLR caused by Puccinia recondita. The antifungal substance was isolated from the methanol extract by silica gel column chromatography, alumina column chromatography and C18 preparative HPLC. It was identified as decursinol angelate by EI-MS and 1H-NMR data. In in vivo test, decursinol angelate effectively suppressed the development of WLR and red pepper anthracnose (RPA among the 6 plant diseases tested. In addition, the wettable powder-type formulation of ethyl acetate extract of A. gigas roots significantly suppressed the development of WLR. The crude extract containing decursinol angelate and the chemical appear to be a potential candidate for control of WLR. In addition, this is the first report on the in vivo antifungal activity of decursinol angelate against WLR as well as RPA

  15. Breastfeeding Practices of Japanese Mothers in the South Bay Area of Los Angeles.

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    Hongo, Hiroko

    A study investigated the attitudes of Japanese breastfeeding mothers in the South Bay area in Los Angeles. The sample consisted of 20 Japanese mothers over the age of 18 who were born in Japan, who recently came to the United States, and whose youngest child has been breastfed for at least 6 months. Subjects were interviewed in their native…

  16. Conference report from the 2012 AHA scientific sessions in Los Angeles

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    Westenbrink, B. Daan; Edwards, Andrew G.; Miyamoto, Shigeki

    2013-01-01

    The 2012 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association was held on November 3 - 7 in Los Angels, California. It covered up-to-date research on both basic- and clinical-cardiovascular science. We describe the highlights of the meeting focusing on basic science and clinical cardiology. More sp

  17. 77 FR 43656 - BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Los Angeles County, CA

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Los Angeles County, CA BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart...

  18. Milestone report on MD potential development for uranium silicide

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    Yu, Jianguo [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Fuel Modeling and Simulation Dept.; Zhang, Yongfeng [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Fuel Modeling and Simulation Dept.; Hales, Jason Dean [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Fuel Modeling and Simulation Dept.

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    This report summarizes the progress on the interatomic potential development of triuranium-disilicide (U3Si2) for molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The development is based on the Tersoff type potentials for single element U and Si. The Si potential is taken from the literature and a Tersoff type U potential is developed in this project. With the primary focus on the U3Si2 phase, some other U-Si systems such as U3Si are also included as a test of the transferability of the potentials for binary U-Si phases. Based on the potentials for unary U and Si, two sets of parameters for the binary U-Si system are developed using the Tersoff mixing rules and the cross-term fitting, respectively. The cross-term potential is found to give better results on the enthalpy of formation, lattice constants and elastic constants than those produced by the Tersoff mixing potential, with the reference data taken from either experiments or density functional theory (DFT) calculations. In particular, the results on the formation enthalpy and lattice constants for the U3Si2 phase and lattice constants for the high temperature U3Si (h-U3Si) phase generated by the cross-term potential agree well with experimental data. Reasonable agreements are also reached on the elastic constants of U3Si2, on the formation enthalpy for the low temperature U3Si (m-U3Si) and h-U3Si phases, and on the lattice constants of m-U3Si phase. All these phases are predicted to be mechanically stable. The unary U potential is tested for three metallic U phases (α, β, γ). The potential is found capable to predict the cohesive energies well against experimental data for all three phases. It matches reasonably with previous experiments on the lattice constants and elastic constants of αU.

  19. A Mathematic Model That Describes Modes of MdSGHV Transmission within House Fly Populations

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    Celeste R. Vallejo

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper it is proposed that one potential component by which the Musca domestica salivary gland hypertrophy virus (MdSGHV infects individual flies is through cuticular damage. Breaks in the cuticle allow entry of the virus into the hemocoel causing the infection. Male flies typically have a higher rate of infection and a higher rate of cuticular damage than females. A model for the transmission of MdSGHV was formulated assuming several potential and recognized means of transmission. The model yields results that are in agreement with field data that measured the infection rate in house flies on dairy farms in Florida. The results from this model indicate that MdSGHV will be maintained at a stable rate within house fly populations and support the future use of MdSGHV as a birth control agent in house fly management.

  20. A Mathematic Model That Describes Modes of MdSGHV Transmission within House Fly Populations.

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    Vallejo, Celeste R; Lee, Jo Ann; Keesling, James E; Geden, Christopher J; Lietze, Verena-Ulrike; Boucias, Drion G

    2013-01-01

    In this paper it is proposed that one potential component by which the Musca domestica salivary gland hypertrophy virus (MdSGHV) infects individual flies is through cuticular damage. Breaks in the cuticle allow entry of the virus into the hemocoel causing the infection. Male flies typically have a higher rate of infection and a higher rate of cuticular damage than females. A model for the transmission of MdSGHV was formulated assuming several potential and recognized means of transmission. The model yields results that are in agreement with field data that measured the infection rate in house flies on dairy farms in Florida. The results from this model indicate that MdSGHV will be maintained at a stable rate within house fly populations and support the future use of MdSGHV as a birth control agent in house fly management. PMID:26462530

  1. 75 FR 49979 - Tony T. Bui, M.D.; Revocation of Registration

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    2010-08-16

    ....'' Robert A. Leslie, M.D., 68 FR 15227, 15230 (2003). I ``may rely on any one or a combination of factors... girlfriend admitting to a soft- drink adulteration that never occurred.'' Id. at 32. Moreover, even after...

  2. 76 FR 52865 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patuxent River, Solomons, MD

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    2011-08-24

    ... Marine Events; Patuxent River, Solomons, MD'' in the Federal Register (76 FR 118). We received no... Solomon's Pier. A large spectator fleet is expected during the event. Due to the need for vessel...

  3. Summary of LHC MD 369: DOROS vs WBTN in IR Stripline BPMs

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    Draskovic, Drasko; Calvo Giraldo, Eva; Olexa, Jakub; Gasior, Marek; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this MD is to quantify the impact of the stripline beam position monitor (BPM) directivity with two acquisition chain electronics systems, WBTN (Wide Band Time Normalizer) and DOROS (Diode ORbit and Oscillation System). This impact depends on the relative position and intensity of the two beams at the location of the monitor. This note explains all the procedures of the LHC MD 369, which took place on 20/07/2015 and presents the obtained results.

  4. EMC/FDTD/MD simulation of carrier transport and electrodynamics in two-dimensional electron systems

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    Sule, N; Willis, K. J.; Hagness, S. C.; Knezevic, I.

    2014-01-01

    We present the implementation and application of a multiphysics simulation technique to carrier dynamics under electromagnetic excitation in supported two-dimensional electronic systems. The technique combines ensemble Monte Carlo (EMC) for carrier transport with finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) for electrodynamics and molecular dynamics (MD) for short-range Coulomb interactions among particles. We demonstrate the use of this EMC/FDTD/MD technique by calculating the room-temperature dc an...

  5. Productive replication of Malacosoma neustria nucleopolyhedrovirus (ManeNPV) in Md203 cell line

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    DEMİR, İsmail; GÜREL, Nurten; NALÇACIOĞLU, Remziye; İNCE, İkbal A.; DEMİRBAĞ, Zihni

    2009-01-01

    A plaque-purified genotypic variant, derived from a field isolate of the Malacosoma neustria nucleopolyhedrovirus (ManeNPV) from Turkey was characterized based on in vitro replication properties in a cell line, Md203 derived from Malacosoma disstria. The life cycle of ManeNPV was studied based on the cytopathic effects (CPEs), polyhedral inclusion body (PIB) formation, budded virus (BV) production, viral DNA replication and polyhedrin protein expression in ManeNPV-infected Md203 cells. Infec...

  6. MD-CTS: An integrated terminology reference of clinical and translational medicine

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    Ray, Will; Finamore, Joe; Rastegar-Mojarad, Majid; Kadolph, Chris; Ye, Zhan; Bohne, Jacquie; Xu, Yin; Burish, Dan; Sondelski, Joshua; Easker, Melissa; Finnegan, Brian; Bartkowiak, Barbara; Smith, Catherine Arnott; Tachinardi, Umberto; Mendonca, Eneida A

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    New vocabularies are rapidly evolving in the literature relative to the practice of clinical medicine and translational research. To provide integrated access to new terms, we developed a mobile and desktop online reference—Marshfield Dictionary of Clinical and Translational Science (MD-CTS). It is the first public resource that comprehensively integrates Wiktionary (word definition), BioPortal (ontology), Wiki (image reference), and Medline abstract (word usage) information. MD-CTS is access...

  7. Parallel cascade selection molecular dynamics (PaCS-MD) to generate conformational transition pathway

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    Harada, Ryuhei; Kitao, Akio

    2013-07-01

    Parallel Cascade Selection Molecular Dynamics (PaCS-MD) is proposed as a molecular simulation method to generate conformational transition pathway under the condition that a set of "reactant" and "product" structures is known a priori. In PaCS-MD, the cycle of short multiple independent molecular dynamics simulations and selection of the structures close to the product structure for the next cycle are repeated until the simulated structures move sufficiently close to the product. Folding of 10-residue mini-protein chignolin from the extended to native structures and open-close conformational transition of T4 lysozyme were investigated by PaCS-MD. In both cases, tens of cycles of 100-ps MD were sufficient to reach the product structures, indicating the efficient generation of conformational transition pathway in PaCS-MD with a series of conventional MD without additional external biases. Using the snapshots along the pathway as the initial coordinates, free energy landscapes were calculated by the combination with multiple independent umbrella samplings to statistically elucidate the conformational transition pathways.

  8. Brown: A Taxonomic Analysis of Avian Faunal Remains from Three Sites in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles County, California

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    Fenenga, Gerrit L

    1990-01-01

    A Taxonomic Analysis of Avian Faunal Remains from Three Sites in Marina Del Rey. Los Angeles County, California Joan C. Brown. Coyote Press Archives of California Prehistory No. 30, vii + 71 pp., 8 tables, appendix, 1989, $6.20 (paper).

  9. The 1997 Los Angeles Basin Passive Seismic Experiment – a dense, urban seismic array to investigate basin lithospheric structures

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    Kohler, Monica D.; Kerr, Bryan C.; Davis, Paul M.

    2000-01-01

    In 1997, 18 seismic stations were installed in the Los Angeles basin to record teleseismic, regional, and local earthquakes. The goals of the experiment were to quantify amplification of ground motion due to variations in sedimentary environments and subsurface structures, and to examine the tectonic extensional and compressional history of the Los Angeles basin and San Gabriel Mountains by tomograhic imaging. The linear array spanned the entire basin between Seal Beach to the south and Az...

  10. Long term compliance with California's Smoke-Free Workplace law among bars and restaurants in Los Angeles County

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    M.D. Weber; Bagwell, DAS; Fielding, J E; Glantz, Stanton A. Ph.D.

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To assess long term compliance with the California Smoke-Free Workplace Law in Los Angeles County freestanding bars and bar/restaurants. Design: Population based annual site inspection survey of a random sample of Los Angeles County freestanding bars and bar/restaurants was conducted from 1998 to 2002. Main outcome measures: The primary outcomes of interest were patron and employee smoking. The secondary outcomes of interest were the presence of ashtrays and designated outdoor smok...

  11. Shanghai Alleys, Theatrical Practice, and Cinematic Spectatorship: From Street Angel (1937 to Fifth Generation Film

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    Alexander Des Forges

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This article argues that a certain type of Shanghai film of the Republican period, exemplified by 1937’s Street Angel (馬路天使, Malu tianshi, makes use of a specific mode of spatial organization, modelled on the theatre, to represent the urban environment. In the case of Street Angel, and later on in 1964’s Stage Sisters (舞台姐妹, Wutai jiemei, the interaction between performers and audiences characteristic of the Shanghai theatre experience serves as a crucial ground on which to base calls to political action. For a variety of related reasons, both the city of Shanghai and this mode of spatial organization so closely associated with it vanish from the big screen in the 1980s and 1990s, and begin to make a return only at the turn of the new century.

  12. Methane and Ethane Measurements from a New TCCON Station in Los Angeles

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    Wunch, D.; Roehl, C. M.; Blavier, J. L.; Allen, N.; Treffers, R.; Toon, G. C.; Wennberg, P. O.

    2012-12-01

    The Los Angeles urban region emits large amounts of methane (~0.44Tg/year) into the atmosphere. It is currently unclear exactly how much of this is biogenic (landfills, cattle), and how much is from natural gas (natural seeps or fugitive emissions from the natural gas infrastructure). Since natural gas contains ethane, whereas biogenic emissions contain none, simultaneous measurements of ethane and methane offer the possibility of separating the biogenic versus natural gas emissions of methane. We investigate this using total column measurements from a new Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) remote sensing station in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, which began measurements in July 2012. These measurements will be put into the context of historical remote sensing and in situ measurements described by Wennberg et al., 2012 (doi:10.1021/es301138y).

  13. Tick-borne Relapsing Fever and Borrelia hermsii, Los Angeles County, California, USA

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    Raffel, Sandra J.; Schrumpf, Merry E.; Webster, Larry S.; Marques, Adriana R.; Spano, Robyn; Rood, Michael; Burns, Joe; Hu, Renjie

    2009-01-01

    The primary cause of tick-borne relapsing fever in western North America is Borrelia hermsii, a rodent-associated spirochete transmitted by the fast-feeding soft tick Ornithodoros hermsi. We describe a patient who had an illness consistent with relapsing fever after exposure in the mountains near Los Angeles, California, USA. The patient’s convalescent-phase serum was seropositive for B. hermsii but negative for several other vector-borne bacterial pathogens. Investigations at the exposure site showed the presence of O. hermsi ticks infected with B. hermsii and the presence of rodents that were seropositive for the spirochete. We determined that this tick-borne disease is endemic to the San Gabriel Mountains near the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. PMID:19624916

  14. Systemic Reform in a Federated System:Los Angeles at the Turn of the Millennium

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    David Menefee-Libey

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available I synthesize some of the lessons we have learned about systemic school reform in order and derive two explicit hypotheses about when such reforms are likely to be more and less successful. The first hypothesis focuses on program implementation: to achieve success, any systemic reform must overcome challenges at each stage of the policy-making process, from agenda-setting to policy choice to implementation. The second hypothesis focuses on the federated nature of education policymaking in the United States: any successful systemic reform must offer a program that aligns local efforts with state and sometimes federal policy. I derive and test more specific hypotheses related to recent systemic reform efforts in the Los Angeles region—especially the Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project, or LAAMP—which ran from 1995 through 2001. The case confirms the hypotheses and enables a clearer understanding of systemic school reform.

  15. Remote Sensing of Spatial Distributions of Greenhouse Gases in the Los Angeles Basin

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    Fu, Dejian; Sander, Stanley P.; Pongetti, Thomas J.; Cheung, Ross; Stutz, Jochen

    2010-01-01

    The Los Angeles air basin is a significant anthropogenic source of greenhouse gasses and pollutants including CO2, CH4, N2O, and CO, contributing significantly to regional and global climate change. Recent legislation in California, the California Global Warning Solutions Act (AB32), established a statewide cap for greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 based on 1990 emissions. Verifying the effectiveness of regional greenhouse gas emissions controls requires high-precision, regional-scale measurement methods combined with models that capture the principal anthropogenic and biogenic sources and sinks. We present a novel approach for monitoring the spatial distribution of greenhouse gases in the Los Angeles basin using high resolution remote sensing spectroscopy. We participated in the CalNex 2010 campaign to provide greenhouse gas distributions for comparison between top-down and bottom-up emission estimates.

  16. Losses from the Northridge earthquake: disruption to high-technology industries in the Los Angeles Basin.

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    Suarez-Villa, L; Walrod, W

    1999-03-01

    This study explores the relationship between industrial location geography, metropolitan patterns and earthquake disasters. Production losses from the 1994 Northridge earthquake to the Los Angeles Basin's most important high-technology industrial sector are evaluated in the context of that area's polycentric metropolitan form. Locations for each one of the Los Angeles Basin's 1,126 advanced electronics manufacturing establishments were identified and mapped, providing an indication of the patterns and clusters of the industry. An extensive survey of those establishments gathered information on disruptions from the Northridge earthquake. Production losses were then estimated, based on the sampled plants' lost workdays and the earthquake's distance-decay effects. A conservative estimate of total production losses to establishments in seven four-digit SIC advanced electronics industrial groups placed their value at US$220.4 million. Based on this estimate of losses, it is concluded that the Northridge earthquake's economic losses were much higher than initially anticipated. PMID:10204286

  17. The Blue Angel. I - The mineralogy and petrogenesis of a hibonite inclusion from the Murchison meteorite

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    Armstrong, J. T.; Meeker, G. P.; Huneke, J. C.; Wasserburg, G. J.

    1982-04-01

    Results are presented of a mineralogical and petrological examination of a relatively large hibonite-containing inclusion in the Murchison chondrite called the Blue Angel. Mechanisms of formation and modification of hibonite-rich inclusions are investigated. Evidence is found that modifying processes occurred before the inclusion was incorporated into its present location, which indicates a sequence of aqueous and metamorphic alteration followed by disruption and relithification of the protometeoritic material. The mineral chemistry and petrography of the Blue Angel is consistent with a three stage formation history, and extensive alteration of Ca-Al-rich inclusions may have occurred by aqueous alteration and thermal metamorphism followed by explosive mixing processes on a parent body.

  18. Evaluation of hydroacid complex in the forward osmosis–membrane distillation (FO–MD) system for desalination

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    Wang, Peng

    2015-11-01

    The incorporation of membrane distillation (MD) into forward osmosis (FO) provides process sustainability to regenerate the draw solution and to produce clean water simultaneously. However, the reverse salt flux is the major hurdle in the FO-MD system because it not only reduces the effective osmotic driving force across the membrane but also increases the replenishment cost and scaling issue. For the first time, a hydroacid complex with abundant hydrophilic groups and ionic species is evaluated as the draw solutes in the hybrid FO-MD system consisting of multi-bore PVDF MD membranes for seawater/brackish desalination. In order to evaluate the practicality of the hydroacid complex in the FO-MD system, FO and MD experiments were conducted at elevated temperatures and concentrations. The hydroacid complex has displayed desired properties such as high solubility, low viscosity, excellent thermal stability and minimal reverse salt flux suitable for FO and MD operations. FO-MD desalination process was demonstrated with a highest seawater desalination flux of 6/32 LMH (FO/MD). This study may open up the prospective of employing the hydroacid complex as the draw solute in FO-MD hybrid systems for seawater /brackish desalination. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.

  19. The touch of the efficiency: the case of the tower of the angel; El toque de la eficiencia: el caso de la torre del angel

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    Trillo, Jose Luis [Ingenieria en Aire y Control (Mexico); Frias, Jose Luis [DHIMEX (Mexico)

    2002-09-01

    With the purpose of reducing the heat in the interior of the Tower of the Angel, building of offices located in avenida Paseo de la Reforma of Mexico City, a renovation was carried out that included the installation of an insulating crystal cover in all the building. Also, it was opted for an environmental system of air-cooling to fulfill the functions of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), systems. It is possible to indicate that, in addition to the energy saving, the applied technology allowed to transform an old and uncomfortable construction into a construction of worldwide class, able to compete with new works of the city and harmonize with present environmental and aesthetic requirements. [Spanish] Con objeto de reducir el calor al interior de la Torre del Angel, edificio de oficinas ubicado en la avenida Paseo de la Reforma de la Ciudad de Mexico, se llevo a cabo una renovacion que incluyo la instalacion de una cubierta de cristal aislante en todo el inmueble. Asimismo, se opto por un sistema ambiental de enfriamiento de aire para cumplir con las funciones de los sistemas HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, por sus siglas en ingles). Cabe senalar que, ademas del ahorro energetico, la tecnologia aplicada permitio transformar una construccion vieja e incomoda en una edificacion de clase mundial, capaz de competir con las nuevas obras de la ciudad y armonizar con los requerimientos ambientales y esteticos actuales.

  20. Measles reporting completeness during a community-wide epidemic in inner-city Los Angeles.

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    Ewert, D P; S Westman; Frederick, P D; Waterman, S. H.

    1995-01-01

    A study was undertaken to determine the extent of measles underreporting among preschool-age children. In two community surveys conducted in inner-city Los Angeles during 1990 and 1991, respondents were asked whether preschool-age children in their households had ever been ill with measles. Information about measles episodes was obtained and medical records were reviewed, when available. A probable measles case was defined as having 3 or more days of rash with fever of 38.3 degrees centigrade...

  1. Censorship and the Changing Society : Noel Coward's Fallen Angels

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    赤井, 朋子

    2000-01-01

    This article purposes to re-examine British theatrical censorship in the 1920s by referring to the censorship of Noel Coward's controversial play, Fallen Angels. The study refutes the theory of a simple opposition between the state and the author and, by situating the censorship of dramatic works within a larger cultural context, discusses the fluidity and complexity of power relations between the censor and the dramatist. Drawing upon archival materials of theatrical censorship, this article...

  2. Controlling transportation and wildlife-habitat linkages through partnerships, planning, and science near Los Angeles, California

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    Sauvajot, Raymond M.; Pettler, Amy; Marquez, Barbara; Sikich, Jeffrey; Riley, Seth

    2005-01-01

    Beginning in 1996, the National Park Service, Caltrans, and other agencies and organizations have worked together collecting, analyzing, and sharing data about regional wildlife- movement corridors within the Santa Susana Mountains, Simi Hills, and Santa Monica Mountains, near Los Angeles, California. This region is characterized by intense urban development, several major multi-lane highways, and large expanses of protected open space supporting abundant wildlife. Scientific studies include ...

  3. An analysis of asthma hospitalizations, air pollution, and weather conditions in Los Angeles County, California

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    Delamater, Paul L.; Andrew O. Finley; Banerjee, Sudipto

    2012-01-01

    There is now a large body of literature supporting a linkage between exposure to air pollutants and asthma morbidity. However, the extent and significance of this relationship varies considerably between pollutants, location, scale of analysis, and analysis methods. Our primary goal is to evaluate the relationship between asthma hospitalizations, levels of ambient air pollution, and weather conditions in Los Angeles (LA) County, California, an area with a historical record of heavy air pollut...

  4. A model of homeless migration: homeless men in Skid Row, Los Angeles

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    Rahimian, A; J R Woich; Koegel, P

    1992-01-01

    Homeless people are popularly portrayed as highly mobile, but their migration behavior has never been systematically analyzed. In this paper a conceptual model of homeless migration is developed that links migration behavior with the coping status of homeless individuals. The model is evaluated by using data drawn from a recent random probability sample of men surveyed in Skid Row, Los Angeles, CA. Results indicate that homeless migrants tended to be young, never married, white, mentally disa...

  5. Cars, buses, and jobs: Welfare Participants and Employment Access in Los Angeles

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    Blumenberg, Evelyn A.; Ong, Paul M.

    2002-01-01

    Some studies suggest that, among other obstacles to employment, welfare participants face a spatial separation from jobs and other employment-related services. Using data on welfare participants, low-wage jobs, and public transit in Los Angeles County, this study examines the relative access that welfare participants have to employment opportunities. Our analysis shows that welfare participants' access to employment varies dramatically depending on their residential location and commute mode....

  6. HIV vaccine acceptability among immigrant Thai residents in Los Angeles: a mixed-method approach

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    Lee, SJ; Brooks, RA; Newman, PA; Seiden, D; Sangthong, R; Duan, N

    2008-01-01

    This study examined HIV vaccine acceptability among immigrant Thai residents in Los Angeles, California. We combined a qualitative research method (focus groups) with an innovative market research method (conjoint analysis). Focus groups explored social issues, concerns, barriers and motivators associated with HIV vaccine acceptability. Conjoint analysis was used to assess preferences among eight hypothetical HIV vaccines with varying attribute profiles and the impact of various attributes on...

  7. Salvation and social work : conversions and charity among Pentecostal Christians in Los Angeles

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    2013-01-01

    This thesis is based on five and a half months of fieldwork in Los Angeles, California in 2012, and explores how a non-profit Pentecostal Christian charity organization combines social work with evangelizing. From the material I collected through spending time within a highly religious community, I identify possible explanations to why Pentecostalism is considered the fastest growing religious denomination in the world by many. By analyzing the very different ways Pentecostals tell their ...

  8. Markers of inflammation and risk of ovarian cancer in Los Angeles County

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    Wu, Anna H.; Pearce, Celeste; Tseng, Chiu-Chen; Templeman, Claire; Pike, Malcolm C.

    2009-01-01

    Factors that increase inflammation have been suggested to influence the development of ovarian cancer, but these factors have not been well studied. To further investigate this question we studied the role of talc use, history of endometrioisis, and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and risk of ovarian cancer in a population-based case-control study in Los Angeles County involving 609 women with newly diagnosed epithelial ovarian cancer and 688 population-based control wom...

  9. UTILIZATION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES AMONG ADULTS ATTENDING A HEALTH FAIR IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES COUNTY

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    Macias, Eduardo P.; Morales, Leo S.

    2000-01-01

    A bilingual survey was developed to collect information regarding socio-demographics, access to medical and dental care, health insurance coverage, perceived health status, and use of folk medicine providers from 70 adults presenting to a health fair in South Los Angeles County. Ninety-seven percent of respondents were foreign-born. Seventy-nine percent reported having no health insurance during the year prior to survey. Of the uninsured, 61 percent lacked a doctor visit and 76 percent lacked...

  10. The "Stylish Battle" World War II and Clothing Design Restrictions in Los Angeles

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    Hannon, Laura Bellew

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation explores the wartime fashion culture of the city of Los Angeles during the Second World War in order to explore consumption-based tensions that emerged in response to federal restrictions for the purpose of conservation. The War Production Board's General Limitation Order L-85 took decisions over the measurements of clothing (i.e. hem width or sleeve length), the presence of embellishments (i.e. pockets or dolman sleeves), and the general silhouette of fashion (i.e. relative...

  11. Residential proximity to traffic and adverse birth outcomes in Los Angeles county, California, 1994-1996.

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    Wilhelm, Michelle; Ritz, Beate

    2003-01-01

    We reported previously that increases in ambient air pollution in the Los Angeles basin increased the risk of low weight and premature birth. However, ambient concentrations measured at monitoring stations may not take into account differential exposure to pollutants found in elevated concentrations near heavy-traffic roadways. Therefore, we used an epidemiologic case-control study design to examine whether residential proximity to heavy-traffic roadways influenced the occurrence of low birth...

  12. Traffic-Related Air Toxics and Term Low Birth Weight in Los Angeles County, California

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    Wilhelm, Michelle; Ghosh, Jo Kay; Su, Jason; Cockburn, Myles; Jerrett, Michael; Ritz, Beate

    2011-01-01

    Background: Numerous studies have linked criteria air pollutants with adverse birth outcomes, but there is less information on the importance of specific emission sources, such as traffic, and air toxics. Objectives: We used three exposure data sources to examine odds of term low birth weight (LBW) in Los Angeles, California, women when exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants during pregnancy. Methods: We identified term births during 1 June 2004 to 30 March 2006 to women res...

  13. The Individual Association Between Food Store Types and Body Mass Index in Los Angeles County

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    Capone-Newton, Peter

    2013-01-01

    Using the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A. FANS), detailed individual-level data on shopping location, store name, and body mass index are analyzed to assess relationships between body mass index and food store types. The analysis groups similar store brands to create unique food store types, providing finer discrimination than industrial classification or annual sales volume. Seven food store types are created: English-language major supermarket chains, discount food stores...

  14. Decolonial Arts Pedagogy and the Visual Metaphor: The Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural Project

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    Rogel, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    This thesis examines the methodology used to create the subject matter and pedagogy of The Great Wall of Los Angeles mural created by Chicana artist, Judy Baca. The analysis explores the visual metaphors present in the half-mile public art project through decolonial theory and visual metaphor analysis, and examines the artwork's aesthetic characteristics using cultural analytics techniques. The mural's social justice outcomes are considered for its ability to achieve youth empowerment through...

  15. In the postmodern mirror: intertextuality in Angels and Insects by Antonia Susan Byatt

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    Buda Agata

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the paper is to analyse the novel Angels and Insects by Antonia Susan Byatt in terms of intertextual references. The author’s assumptions are based on the categorisation by Ryszard Nycz, who distinguishes three major types of intertexts: text versus text, text versus literary genre and text versus mimesis. Byatt uses intertextuality mainly to comment on the role of nature in the world, as well as to enhance the importance of human relationship with nature. Moreover, the writer move...

  16. Food Access, Availability, and Affordability in 3 Los Angeles Communities, Project CAFE, 2004-2006

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    Vallianatos, Mark; Azuma, Andrea Misako; Gilliland, Susan; Gottlieb, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Introduction Racial/ethnic minority communities are at increasingly high risk for chronic diseases related to obesity. Access to stores that sell affordable, nutritious food is a prerequisite for adopting a healthful diet. The objective of this study was to evaluate food access, availability, and affordability in 3 nonoverlapping but similar low-income communities in urban Los Angeles, California. Methods Using a community-based participatory research approach, we trained community members to...

  17. Taste is Within: Decorative Material Culture at Home in Los Angeles and Lima, Peru

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    Orlando, Angela

    2012-01-01

    Influential scholars such as Pierre Bourdieu theorize that, because people practice unyielding habitus, members of the same class strata have similar taste and consume art objects reflective of this. In this dissertation, I address the relationships between art that is on display in the homes of 48 families (representing their taste preferences) and a range of economic and social variables. The sample consists of contemporary middle-class households - 32 in Los Angeles, California, and 16 in ...

  18. Public Opinion on Nutrition-Related Policies to Combat Child Obesity, Los Angeles County, 2011

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    Simon, Paul A.; Chiang, Choiyuk; Lightstone, Amy S.; Shih, Margaret

    2014-01-01

    We assessed public opinion on nutrition-related policies to address child obesity: a soda tax, restrictions on advertising unhealthy foods and beverages to children, and restrictions on siting fast food restaurants and convenience stores near schools. We analyzed data from 998 adults (aged ≥18 years) in the 2011 Los Angeles County Health Survey. Support was highest for advertising restrictions (74%), intermediate for a soda tax (60%), and lowest for siting restrictions on fast food restaurant...

  19. Los Angeles and the 1984 Olympic Games: Cultural Commodification, Corporate Sponsorship, and the Cold War

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    Lieser, Joshua Ryan

    2014-01-01

    ABSTRACT OF THE DISSERTATION Los Angeles and the 1984 Olympic Games: Cultural Commodification, Corporate Sponsorship, and the Cold WarbyJosh R. LieserDoctorate of Philosophy, HistoryUniversity of California, Riverside, December 2014Dr. Catherine Gudis, ChairpersonThe 1984 Olympics offer an unprecedented opportunity to consider the way that sports were used as cultural and ideological warfare or soft power in the late stages of the Cold War era. Despite the Soviet Union's decision to boycott ...

  20. Protocols for Late Maxillary Protraction in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

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    Yen, Stephen L-K

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the protocols used at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to protract the maxilla during early adolescence. It is a modification of techniques introduced by Eric Liou with his Alternate Rapid Maxillary Expansion and Constriction (ALT-RAMEC) technique. The main differences between the CHLA protocol and previous maxillary protraction protocols are the age the protraction is attempted, the sutural loosening by alternating weekly expansion with constriction and the use of C...

  1. Reproductive success and female preference in the amazonian cichlid angel fish, Pterophyllum scalare (Lichtenstein, 1823)

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    Maria do Socorro R.F Cacho; Sathyabama Chellappa; Maria Emília Yamamoto

    2006-01-01

    The angel fish, Pterophyllum scalare is a cichlid native to the Amazon Basin of Brazil and is exported as an ornamental fish. In this study the importance of the experience and previous reproductive success of males in mate selection was investigated. In order to investigate reproductive experience, six pairs of males (experienced and inexperienced) and six females were used. Males were placed in an aquarium, where one female was released. Mate selection was verified by the time spent by a fe...

  2. Crowdfunding : Startups' alternative funding source beyond banks, business angels and venture capitalists.

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    Metelka, Alban

    2014-01-01

    Entrepreneurship is the ‘lifeblood’ of every economic development. It is a process of identifying ideas and launching a venture, allocating and organising the needed resources and facing the risks and rewards of it. As a research field entrepreneurship is one of the most researched subjects in entrepreneurial finance. Entrepreneurial finance has mainly focused on formal financing sources, like business angels, banks and venture capitalists. Since 2008, crowdfunding appeared as a financing sou...

  3. Water Use in Los Angeles, California: Consumption Patterns, Ecosystem Response and Impact on Regional Water Budgets

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    Hogue, T. S.

    2014-12-01

    The City of Los Angeles relies heavily on external water sources, primarily the Eastern Sierra, Northern California and the Colorado River, and approximately 90% of the City's water supply is snowpack dependent. In recent years, water conservation measures have been implemented in response to regional drought, which include a tiered pricing structure and watering restrictions. As a result of implemented conservation policies, Los Angeles reported the lowest water consumption per capita per day in 2011 among cities over 1 million people in the U.S. This presentation will highlight our ongoing work to better understand the coupling between humans, ecosystems and water across the City of Los Angeles, especially during the recent drought period. Our work is unique in that we integrate social, ecological, and hydrologic data, including ten years of residential water consumption data for the entire city of Los Angeles, extensive groundwater well data, socio-economic information and remote sensing to evaluate relationships as well as spatial and temporal patterns. Developed statistical models demonstrated that Single-Family Residential (SFR) water use across the City is primarily driven by household income, landscape greenness, water rates and water volume allocation,, with higher consumption rates in the northern, warmer and more affluent parts, and lower consumption rates in the less affluent neighborhoods near Downtown. Landscape use also varies greatly across the city, averaging 50% of total SFR. Our evaluation of conservation efforts shows that the combination of mandatory watering restrictions and price increase led to a water reduction of 23%, while voluntary restrictions led to only a 6% reduction in water use. Relationships of water use to ecosystems (greenness) and groundwater variability were also evaluated and will be highlighted. Our ultimate goal is to improve predictions of human-water interactions in order to drive policy change and guide future demand

  4. Analýza společnosti Aqua Angels EUROPE s.r.o

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    Bláhová, Kateřina

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this thesis is the real representation of the company's business Auqa Angels EUROPE s.r.o. - a brief description of each area inside the company, know-how, product description, pricing and insight into the distribution system and the importance of sales personnel in the company. The author is concerned with the individual marketing activities of this small company and evaluate their effectiveness. Furthermore, this work aims at a competitive comparison in the Czech market with bott...

  5. Diasporic media in multicultural cities: a comparative study on Korean media in Vancouver and Los Angeles

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    Sherry S. Yu

    2012-01-01

    In multicultural cities, what are the opportunities and challenges for creating an interculturally inclusive media system, as a means of enhancing multicultural citizenship and cultural literacy among all members of society? This study explores the rapidly growing, yet understudied, Korean media sector in Vancouver and Los Angeles. The passage of Korea’s new election law in 2009, which extends voting rights to overseas Koreans, is likely to intensify the connection between the home country an...

  6. PuReMD-GPU: A reactive molecular dynamics simulation package for GPUs

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    Kylasa, S.B., E-mail: skylasa@purdue.edu [Department of Elec. and Comp. Eng., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States); Aktulga, H.M., E-mail: hmaktulga@lbl.gov [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Rd, MS 50F-1650, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Grama, A.Y., E-mail: ayg@cs.purdue.edu [Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States)

    2014-09-01

    We present an efficient and highly accurate GP-GPU implementation of our community code, PuReMD, for reactive molecular dynamics simulations using the ReaxFF force field. PuReMD and its incorporation into LAMMPS (Reax/C) is used by a large number of research groups worldwide for simulating diverse systems ranging from biomembranes to explosives (RDX) at atomistic level of detail. The sub-femtosecond time-steps associated with ReaxFF strongly motivate significant improvements to per-timestep simulation time through effective use of GPUs. This paper presents, in detail, the design and implementation of PuReMD-GPU, which enables ReaxFF simulations on GPUs, as well as various performance optimization techniques we developed to obtain high performance on state-of-the-art hardware. Comprehensive experiments on model systems (bulk water and amorphous silica) are presented to quantify the performance improvements achieved by PuReMD-GPU and to verify its accuracy. In particular, our experiments show up to 16× improvement in runtime compared to our highly optimized CPU-only single-core ReaxFF implementation. PuReMD-GPU is a unique production code, and is currently available on request from the authors.

  7. The Gaze of the Soul and of the Angel in the Renaissance Philosophy of Marsilio Ficino

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    Marko Uršič

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The Renaissance rediscovered the soul as the focus of the universe. Marsilio Ficino calls the soul the “bond of the world” (copula mundi, because it connects the earth and the heaven, immanence and transcendence, time and eternity. On the other hand, the centre of the world becomes more and more relative during the Renaissance period, and individual souls live more and more in their particular times and spaces. In Renaissance paintings, a soul's point of view is determined by perspective, as developed by Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Piero della Francesca et al., and the very position of the eye also features as a “symbolic form” (Erwin Panofsky. However, above each individual and “mobile” soul there are the wings of the “motionless” angel: super animam mobilem est immobilis angelus, as Ficino says in his renaissance Christianity, in reviewing the Platonic-Gnostic myth of the omnipresent angelic gaze. In the archetype of the angel Ficino perceives a metaphor for the all-knowing Intellect, towards which the human soul ascends. Following the iconology of Ernst Gombrich, this paper also takes notice of the influence of Ficino's philosophy on Botticelli's paintings.

  8. The Walking Renaissance: A Longitudinal Analysis of Walking Travel in the Greater Los Angeles Area, USA

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    Kenneth Joh

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Promoting walking travel is considered important for reducing automobile use and improving public health. Recent U.S. transportation policy has incentivized investments in alternative, more sustainable transportation modes such as walking, bicycling and transit in auto-oriented cities such as Los Angeles. Although many past studies have analyzed changes in walking travel across the U.S., there is little clarity on the drivers of change. We address this gap by conducting a longitudinal analysis of walking travel in the greater Los Angeles area from 2001 to 2009. We use travel diary and household data from regional and national surveys to analyze changes in walking trip shares and rates across our study area. Results show that walking has significantly increased across most of Los Angeles, and that increases in walking trips generally correspond with increases in population, employment, and transit service densities. Estimates from fixed-effects regression analysis generally suggest a positive association between population density and walking, and that higher increases in transit stop density are correlated with increased walking trips to and from transit stops. These findings illustrate how regional planning efforts to pursue a coordinated land use-transit planning strategy can help promote walking in auto-oriented or vehicle adopting cities.

  9. Fault zone regulation, seismic hazard, and social vulnerability in Los Angeles, California: Hazard or urban amenity?

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    Toké, Nathan A.; Boone, Christopher G.; Arrowsmith, J. Ramón

    2014-09-01

    Public perception and regulation of environmental hazards are important factors in the development and configuration of cities. Throughout California, probabilistic seismic hazard mapping and geologic investigations of active faults have spatially quantified earthquake hazard. In Los Angeles, these analyses have informed earthquake engineering, public awareness, the insurance industry, and the government regulation of developments near faults. Understanding the impact of natural hazards regulation on the social and built geography of cities is vital for informing future science and policy directions. We constructed a relative social vulnerability index classification for Los Angeles to examine the social condition within regions of significant seismic hazard, including areas regulated as Alquist-Priolo (AP) Act earthquake fault zones. Despite hazard disclosures, social vulnerability is lowest within AP regulatory zones and vulnerability increases with distance from them. Because the AP Act requires building setbacks from active faults, newer developments in these zones are bisected by parks. Parcel-level analysis demonstrates that homes adjacent to these fault zone parks are the most valuable in their neighborhoods. At a broad scale, a Landsat-based normalized difference vegetation index shows that greenness near AP zones is greater than the rest of the metropolitan area. In the parks-poor city of Los Angeles, fault zone regulation has contributed to the construction of park space within areas of earthquake hazard, thus transforming zones of natural hazard into amenities, attracting populations of relatively high social status, and demonstrating that the distribution of social vulnerability is sometimes more strongly tied to amenities than hazards.

  10. Alcohol outlet density and alcohol consumption in Los Angeles county and southern Louisiana

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    Matthias Schonlau

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between alcohol availability, as measured by the density of off-premise alcohol outlets, and alcohol consumption in Los Angeles county and southern Louisiana, USA. Consumption information was collected through a telephone survey of 2,881 households in Los Angeles county and pre-Katrina southern Louisiana, nested within 220 census tracts. Respondents’ addresses were geo-coded and both neighbourhood (census tracts and buffers of varying sizes and individual (network distance to the closest alcohol outlet estimates of off-sale alcohol outlet density were computed. Alcohol outlet density was not associated with the percentage of people who were drinkers in either site. Alcohol outlet density was associated with the quantity of consumption among drinkers in Louisiana but not in Los Angeles. Outlet density within a one-mile buffer of the respondent’s home was more strongly associated with alcohol consumption than outlet density in the respondent’s census tract. The conclusion is that the relationship between neighbourhood alcohol outlet density and alcohol consumption is complex and may vary due to differences in neighbourhood design and travel patterns.

  11. Implementation of MD5 Fast Crack Based on GPU Cluster%基于GPU集群实现MD5的快速破解

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    杨胜斌

    2013-01-01

    从单个GPU异构并行系统来看,其性能还是比较有限,文章阐述了基于GPU集群的CUDA架构实现过程,详细分析基于GPU集群进行MD5快速破解的编译过程,并对破解程序进行测试研究,对其运行结果进行测试和分析,探讨搭建GPU高性能计算集群及其进行MD5算法的快速破解的过程.

  12. MD5和DES算法在市政网络平台中的应用%Municipal network platform based on md5 funtion and DES algrithm

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    邓中亮; 曹其可; 葛悦涛

    2011-01-01

    鉴于市政管理数据中包含大量敏感信息,为解决目前移动终端访问市政平台所存在的安全问题,采用MD5和DES算法,设计一移动通信中间件,对现有的网络进行改进以实现平台的安全机制.MD5算法用采实现身份认证过程,DES算法结合非对称加密和数字签名技术来保证信息的安全传输.该中间件可以以动态库的形式集成在客户端设备与市政管委的Web服务器上,因此可以不需要对现有资源进行较大的改动,以较小的代价达到安全性目标,大大降低部署的难度.%As the database of municipal administration contains large amounts of sensitive information, we designed this mobile middleware to optimized the exsiting platform and protected the sensitive data be attacted. This middleware is based on MD5 and DES algorithm. MD5 algorithm is used to implement the authentication process. DES algorithm combined with asymmetric encryption and digital signature to ensure the safety of information transmission. The middleware can be integrated in the client device and the Web server of the municipal in the form of dynamic libraries. You can achieve the security goals without need to carry out major changes to the existing resources, greatly reduced the difficulty of deployment.

  13. 基于CUDA架构的MD5并行分析算法研究%Research of MD5 Parallel Algorithm Based on CUDA

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    张伟; 陈田国; 陶志荣

    2009-01-01

    在介绍了CUDA(统一计算设备架构)架构的基础上,给出了一种CUDA架构上进行MD5摘要分析的并行算法.算法有效利用了GPU的并行性和CUDA架构的优势实现了较快的运算速度,测试结果显示优于CPU的算法.

  14. MD5算法与Web口令的安全传输%MD5 Algorithm and Security Transfer of Web Password

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    丁振国; 刘斌

    2004-01-01

    在研究了现存的采用单向散列算法对口令加密传输机制的缺点的基础上,提出了一种用MD5算法加密口令的改进方案,不仅实现简单,而且有效地提高了Web认证系统中口令传输的安全性.

  15. 基于MD5与Base64的混合加密算法%MD5-Base64 based hybrid encryption algorithm

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    罗江华

    2012-01-01

    介绍了一种基于MD5和Base64的混合加密算法,首先将明文MD5加密得到32位16进制密文,再将32位密文拆分成16个2位16进制数组,并转换成对应的二进制数,最后将16个二进制数组连接成一个128位的2进制数,采用Base64加密原理进行加密.该算法可以避免查询MD5散列值字典获取用户明文密码,更加有效地保证了用户的密码安全,最后给出了算法的PHP实现.%A MD5-Base64 baaed hybrid encryption algorithm was introduced, which encrypted plain text to 32-bit hexadecimal cipher text by MDS encryption, then split this 32-bit hexadecimal into 16 parts, and transformed them into binary Cor each part to join them together as a 128-bit binary, finally, encrypted the 128-bit binary array by using Base64 algorithm. This algorithm can avoid getting user's clear text password by querying MDS hash database, and protect user's password more effectively. This algorithm was described by PHP script language at the fourth section.

  16. 基于FPGA的MD5算法设计与实现%Design and Implementation of MD5 Algorithm Based on FPGA

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    王波涛; 韩国栋; 张效军

    2010-01-01

    MD5算法在网络安全的诸多方面都得到广泛的应用,在一些特殊场合要求计算具有高处理速度,低资源占用率的特点.文中首先介绍了MD5算法的发展历程和算法原理,然后描述了该算法在FPGA上实现的整体架构,分析了其各模块的功能,最后给出了基于Altera公司的Stratix Ⅱ GX系列FPGA的实现结果.通过实验结果可以看出基于FPGA的MD5算法实现具有较高的处理速度和较少的资源占用,并可对设计进行适当修改来实现其它的摘要算法,具有一定的实用价值.

  17. Web开发中MD5摘要计算的应用——Struts技术实现

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    鲁屹华

    2008-01-01

    M05的全称是Message-Digest Algorithm 5(信息-摘要算法),在90年代初由MIT Laboratory for Computer Science和RSA Data Security Inc的Ronald L.Rivest开发出来,经MD2、MD3和MD4发展而来.本文首先介绍了MD5算法的概念.然后阐述了Java语言的java.security包对MD5算法的支持,并基于Sun公司Java 2平台企业版(J2EE)MVC框架Struts技术,针对B/S模式毕业设计选题系统中的学生基本信息注册模块所采用的MD5摘要计算作了详细介绍.

  18. The topology of foliations formed by the generic K-orbits of a subclass of the indecomposable MD5-groups

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    VU Le Anh; HOA Duong Quang

    2009-01-01

    The paper is a continuation of the authors' works in 2007. We consider the MD5-foliations associated to connected and simply connected MD5-groups such that their Lie algebras have 4-dimensional commutative derived ideals. In this study, we give a topological classification of all considered MD5-foliations. A description of these foliations by certain fibrations or suitable actions of R2 and the Connes' C*-algebras of the foliations which come from fibrations are also given.

  19. LHC Transvers Profile Monitors studies (MD on May 6th, 2011)

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    Bravin, E; Dehning, B; Emery, J; Lefevre, T; Gras, JJ; Jeff, A; Rabiller, A; Roncarolo, F; Sapinski, M; Kain, V; Pojer, M; Bartosik, H; Salvant, B

    2011-01-01

    This note contains the preliminary results of the LHC MD that took place on 6-May-2011 (from 2 to 10 a.m.), dedicated to study Wire Scanners (WS), Synchrotron Radiation Monitors (BSRT) and Beam Gas Ionization Monitors (BGI). The MD aimed at performing different studies on the individual monitors as well as at cross calibrating them with beams composed of bunches with different transverse emittances in stable conditions. At the same time, it was possible to perform calibration studies with the Abort Gap Monitor (AGM) and Longitudinal Density Monitor (LDM) that share the extracted light with the BSRT.

  20. PoopMD, a Mobile Health Application, Accurately Identifies Infant Acholic Stools

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    Amy Franciscovich; Dhananjay Vaidya; Joe Doyle; Josh Bolinger; Montserrat Capdevila; Marcus Rice; Leslie Hancock; Tanya Mahr; Mogul, Douglas B.

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    Biliary atresia (BA) is the leading cause of pediatric end-stage liver disease in the United States. Education of parents in the perinatal period with stool cards depicting acholic and normal stools has been associated with improved time-to-diagnosis and survival in BA. PoopMD is a mobile application that utilizes a smartphone's camera and color recognition software to analyze an infant's stool and determine if additional follow-up is indicated. PoopMD was developed using custom HTML5/CSS3 an...

  1. Usefulness of multidetector-row CT (MD-CT) for assessment of coronary artery stenosis

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    Coronary arteries stenosis were evaluated in 49 cases by volume rendering (VR) and partial maximum intensity projection (partial MIP) using multidetector-row CT (MD-CT). Left main trunk (LMT) and left anterior descending artery (LAD) were less affected by cardiac pulsation artifact and presented good images. Right coronary artery (RCA) was affected by cardiac pulsation artifact and image quality was inferior as compared to left coronary artery (LCA). It is suggested that MD-CT is useful for assessment of coronary artery stenosis, especially LCA. (author)

  2. Computation of shear viscosity of colloidal suspensions by SRD-MD

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    Laganapan, A. M. K.; Videcoq, A., E-mail: arnaud.videcoq@unilim.fr; Bienia, M. [SPCTS, UMR 7315, ENSCI, CNRS, Centre Européen de la Céramique, 12 rue Atlantis, 87068 Limoges Cedex (France); Ala-Nissila, T. [COMP CoE at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science, P.O. Box 11000, FIN-00076 Aalto, Espoo (Finland); Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912-1843 (United States); Bochicchio, D.; Ferrando, R. [Dipartimento di Fisica and CNR-IMEM, via Dodecaneso 33, Genova I-16146 (Italy)

    2015-04-14

    The behaviour of sheared colloidal suspensions with full hydrodynamic interactions (HIs) is numerically studied. To this end, we use the hybrid stochastic rotation dynamics-molecular dynamics (SRD-MD) method. The shear viscosity of colloidal suspensions is computed for different volume fractions, both for dilute and concentrated cases. We verify that HIs help in the collisions and the streaming of colloidal particles, thereby increasing the overall shear viscosity of the suspension. Our results show a good agreement with known experimental, theoretical, and numerical studies. This work demonstrates the ability of SRD-MD to successfully simulate transport coefficients that require correct modelling of HIs.

  3. Industria cinematografica e turismo nell’immaginario collettivo: Los Angeles tra mito e creatività

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Obiettivo del contributo è quello di proporre alcuni spunti di riflessione sul caso della città di celluloide più nota al mondo: Los Angeles. Più in particolare s’intende analizzare la stretta relazione che intercorre tra l’attrattività turistica della metropoli e l’industria cinematografica.  Come ben noto, Los Angeles continua da quasi un secolo a suggestionare l’immaginario collettivo in quanto mecca del cinema e patria di Hollywood, l’industria che ha creato il sogno americano. Tuttavia LA, oggi, è anche una delle prime dieci città mondiali. Rappresenta l’esempio di come l’industria creativa (e il cinema è creatività per definizione sia riuscita a realizzare un sistema economico e d’innovazione tecnologica che funziona come polo di attrazione sia per tutti coloro che intendono sviluppare nuove attività, non possibili in altre parti del mondo, sia per visitatori e turisti attirati da un insieme di fattori emozionali legati alla notorietà dei luoghi del sistema cinematografico e dello spettacolo. Sulla base dell’analisi della letteratura e facendo seguito a esperienze di studio sul campo, il contributo vuole evidenziare la stretta connessione costruita nel corso di più di un secolo tra Hollywood, il luogo, e Hollywood, l’industria, per dimostrare come il luogo di produzione rappresenti una componente unica del prodotto finale, un’autenticazione di qualità soggettive e simboliche in grado di amplificare il valore economico intrinseco e di provocare un’attrazione crescente di attività e persone verso l’area metropolitana di Los Angeles.   This paper discusses Los Angeles as the best-known celluloid city in the world, and focuses particularly on the close relationship between its attractiveness for tourists and the film industry. For almost a century Los Angeles has exerted influence over the collective imagination as the mecca of cinema and home of Hollywood, the industry that created the American dream

  4. 78 FR 32556 - Safety Zone; 2013 Ocean City Air Show, Atlantic Ocean; Ocean City, MD

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    ... FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Regulatory History and Information The... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; 2013 Ocean City Air Show, Atlantic Ocean; Ocean City, MD AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard...

  5. 76 FR 60873 - Jeffery M. Freesemann, M.D.; Decision and Order

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    2011-09-30

    ... changes in her ] that he found more ``attractive,'' such as how she was more prone to stay up late and... will not engage in future misconduct. Cf. Ronald Lynch, M.D., 75 FR 78745, 78749 (2010). Order Pursuant.... 52. Galvan told her that around noon he would pick up ``paperwork'' (a term that Det. Boyd...

  6. 75 FR 26993 - Alvin Darby, M.D.; Denial of Application

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    ... dependency on crack cocaine and `primo,' a mixture of cocaine and marijuana smoked together.'' GX 3, at 2... factors are * * * considered in the disjunctive.'' Robert A. Leslie, M.D., 68 FR 15227, 15230 (2003). I... application under section 303. See The Lawsons, Inc., 72 FR 74334, 74337 (2007); Anthony D. Funches, 64...

  7. 76 FR 31235 - Safety Zone; Ocean City Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD

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    ... Ocean City, Maryland. (b) Definition: For purposes of enforcement of this section, Captain of the Port... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Ocean City Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary Final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard...

  8. Functional identification of MdSIZ1 as a SUMO E3 ligase in apple.

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    Zhang, Rui-Fen; Guo, Ying; Li, Yuan-Yuan; Zhou, Li-Jie; Hao, Yu-Jin; You, Chun-Xiang

    2016-07-01

    SUMOylation, the conjugation of target proteins with SUMO (small ubiquitin-related modifier), is a type of post-translational modification in eukaryotes and involves the sequential action of activation (E1), conjugation (E2) and ligation (E3) enzymes. In Arabidopsis, the AtSIZ1 protein is a SUMO E3 ligase that promotes the conjugation of SUMO proteins to target substrates. Here, we isolated and identified a SUMO E3 ligase, MdSIZ1, in apple, which was similar to AtSIZ1. SUMOylation analysis showed that MdSIZ1 had SUMO E3 ligase activity in vitro and in vivo. SUMO conjugation was increased by high temperatures, low temperatures, and abscisic acid (ABA). The ectopic expression of MdSIZ1 in Arabidopsis siz1-2 mutant plants partially complemented the morphological mutant phenotype and enhanced the levels of SUMO conjugation. Taken together, these results suggest that MdSIZ1-mediated SUMO conjugation of target proteins is an important process that regulates the adaptation of apple plants to various environmental stresses. PMID:27152458

  9. 77 FR 3185 - Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Grasonville, MD

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    ... Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of..., 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389. Sec. 71.1 2. The incorporation by... Grasonville, MD, providing the controlled airspace required to support the Copter RNAV GPS special...

  10. 77 FR 22523 - Safety Zone; 2012 Ocean City Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD

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    ... Federal Register (73 FR 3316). ] Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; 2012 Ocean City Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Coast...

  11. 78 FR 76322 - Thomas Neuschatz, M.D.; Decision and Order

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    ... of J.G.'s known addiction, ``but inaccurately represented this as a treatment for a chronic pain... her chronic pain rather than as treatment for her opioid addiction was patently false.'' Id. at 18...(f). ``These factors are . . . considered in the disjunctive.'' Robert A. Leslie, M.D., 68 FR...

  12. 77 FR 45675 - Margy Temponeras, M.D.; Decision and Order

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    ... that Mrs. Leadingham similarly stated that ``she was there to dispense the medication and put the... medication to patients.'' (Id.) The location was described as having the doctor's office on the left of the... encompasses the factors listed in Section 824(a).'' ALJ at 19 n.24 (citing Kuen H. Chen, M.D., 58 FR...

  13. Novel plasmid conferring kanamycin and tetracycline resistance in turkey-derived Campylobacter jejuni strain 11601MD

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    In Campylobacter spp., resistance to the antibiotics kanamycin and tetracycline is frequently associated with plasmid-borne genes. However, relatively few plasmids of Campylobacter jejuni have been fully characterized to date. A novel plasmid (p11601MD; 44,095 bp.) harboring tet(O) was identified in...

  14. 76 FR 65118 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bear Creek, Sparrows Point, MD

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 RIN 1625-AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bear Creek, Sparrows... Avenue) highway toll drawbridge across Bear Creek, mile 1.5, Sparrows Point, MD was replaced with a fixed... Bear Creek, mile 1.5 was removed and replaced with a fixed bridge in 1998. Prior to 1998, a...

  15. 77 FR 23599 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Potomac River, Charles County, MD

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    2012-04-20

    ... regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small...; Potomac River, Charles County, MD'' in the Federal Register (77 FR 27). We received one comment on the... substantial number of small entities. The term ``small entities'' comprises small businesses,...

  16. Draft Genome Sequence of Lactobacillus jensenii Strain MD IIE-70(2)

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    Karlyshev, Andrey V.; Nadarajah, Sindhujan; Abramov, Vyacheslav M.

    2013-01-01

    A draft genome sequence of Lactobacillus jensenii strain MD IIE-70(2) was determined using Ion PGM technology. The reads were mapped to a reference strain and assembled using a combination of tools. The genetic features revealed in this study will assist in understanding the probiotic properties of Lactobacillus bacteria.

  17. Draft Genome Sequence of Lactobacillus jensenii Strain MD IIE-70(2).

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    Karlyshev, Andrey V.; Nadarajah, Sindhujan; Abramov, Vyacheslav M.

    2013-01-01

    A draft genome sequence of Lactobacillus jensenii strain MD IIE-70(2) was determined using Ion PGM technology. The reads were mapped to a reference strain and assembled using a combination of tools. The genetic features revealed in this study will assist in understanding the probiotic properties of Lactobacillus bacteria.

  18. 78 FR 76169 - Patuxent Research Refuge, Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties, MD; Final Comprehensive...

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    .... Geological Survey (USGS) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, a leading international research institute for... Fish and Wildlife Service Patuxent Research Refuge, Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties, MD... significant impact (FONSI) for Patuxent Research Refuge (Patuxent RR, refuge), located in Prince George's...

  19. 75 FR 18778 - Safety Zone; Ocean City Air Show 2010, Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD

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    2010-04-13

    ... public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public Meeting We do... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Ocean City Air Show 2010, Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Coast...

  20. Heat Flow Data Cruise MD72 RV Marion Dufresne over the Mascarene Ridge

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Data were gathered by the R/V Marion Dufresne in May and June of 1992 over the Mascarene Ridge in the Indian Ocean on cruise MD72/MASCAFLUX. Heat flow measurements...

  1. Electrochemical endotoxin sensors based on TLR4/MD-2 complexes immobilized on gold electrodes.

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    Yeo, Tae Yun; Choi, Ji Suk; Lee, Byung Kook; Kim, Beob Soo; Yoon, Hwa In; Lee, Hyeong Yun; Cho, Yong Woo

    2011-10-15

    Even low concentrations of endotoxins can be life-threatening. As such, continuous effort has been directed toward the development of sensitive and specific endotoxin detection systems. In this paper, we report the design and fabrication of a new electrochemical endotoxin sensor based on a human recombinant toll-like receptor 4 (rhTLR4) and myeloid differentiation-2 (MD-2) complex. The rhTLR4/MD-2 complex, which specifically binds to endotoxin, was immobilized on gold electrodes through a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) technique involving the use of dithiobis(succinimidyl undecanoate) (DSU). The surface topography of the electrodes at each fabrication stage was characterized with a nanosurface profiler and atomic force microscope (AFM). The electrochemical signals generated from interactions between the rhTLR4/MD-2 complex and the endotoxin were characterized by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). A linear relationship between the peak current and endotoxin concentration was obtained in the range of 0.0005 to 5 EU/mL with a correlation coefficient (R(2)) of 0.978. The estimated limit of detection (LOD) was fairly low, 0.0002 EU/mL. The rhTLR4/MD-2 based sensors exhibited no current responses to dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) bearing two lipid chains, which is structurally similar to endotoxin, indicating the high specificity of the sensors to endotoxin. PMID:21816600

  2. 75 FR 41789 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patuxent River, Solomons, MD

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    2010-07-19

    ... public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public Meeting We do... for Marine Events; Patuxent River, Solomons, MD'' in the Federal Register (75 FR 111). The NPRM stated... Solomon's Pier. A large spectator fleet is expected during the event. Due to the need for vessel...

  3. Identification of key residues that confer Rhodobacter sphaeroides LPS activity at horse TLR4/MD-2.

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    Katherine L Irvine

    Full Text Available The molecular determinants underpinning how hexaacylated lipid A and tetraacylated precursor lipid IVa activate Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4 are well understood, but how activation is induced by other lipid A species is less clear. Species specificity studies have clarified how TLR4/MD-2 recognises different lipid A structures, for example tetraacylated lipid IVa requires direct electrostatic interactions for agonism. In this study, we examine how pentaacylated lipopolysaccharide from Rhodobacter sphaeroides (RSLPS antagonises human TLR4/MD-2 and activates the horse receptor complex using a computational approach and cross-species mutagenesis. At a functional level, we show that RSLPS is a partial agonist at horse TLR4/MD-2 with greater efficacy than lipid IVa. These data suggest the importance of the additional acyl chain in RSLPS signalling. Based on docking analysis, we propose a model for positioning of the RSLPS lipid A moiety (RSLA within the MD-2 cavity at the TLR4 dimer interface, which allows activity at the horse receptor complex. As for lipid IVa, RSLPS agonism requires species-specific contacts with MD-2 and TLR4, but the R2 chain of RSLA protrudes from the MD-2 pocket to contact the TLR4 dimer in the vicinity of proline 442. Our model explains why RSLPS is only partially dependent on horse TLR4 residue R385, unlike lipid IVa. Mutagenesis of proline 442 into a serine residue, as found in human TLR4, uncovers the importance of this site in RSLPS signalling; horse TLR4 R385G/P442S double mutation completely abolishes RSLPS activity without its counterpart, human TLR4 G384R/S441P, being able to restore it. Our data highlight the importance of subtle changes in ligand positioning, and suggest that TLR4 and MD-2 residues that may not participate directly in ligand binding can determine the signalling outcome of a given ligand. This indicates a cooperative binding mechanism within the receptor complex, which is becoming increasingly

  4. 基于C#技术的MD5加密算法设计与实现%Design and Implementation of MD5 Algorithm Based on C# Technology

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    王倩丽

    2010-01-01

    本文对Message-Digest Algorithm 5(信息-摘要算法)进行了简要描述,并对MD5算法的原理进行了深入分析.同时采用目前流行的C#语言对MD5算法进行了具体的应用,实现了MD5加密演示系统.虽然MD5算法因王小云教授在2004国际密码学会议上发表的论文引起了很大的反响,但MD5算法仍然在数字签名、电子商务、信息加密等领域中有着非常广泛的应用.

  5. MD5 Encryption Algorithm and its Application in NETPRO Protocol%MD5加密算法及其在NETPRO协议中的应用

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    王大志; 马良

    2005-01-01

    短信网关系统中,内容提供商与网关之间通信采用客户机/服务器(C/S)模式,网关通过NETPRO协议与内容提供商通信.网络安全问题变得非常突出,对于用户密码等敏感信息,应该有一种能有效防止被轻易截获的方法来保护.MD5加密算法就是这种设想的强有力的工具.

  6. Perceptions of neighborhood safety and asthma among children and adolescents in Los Angeles: a multilevel analysis.

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    Marlene Camacho-Rivera

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Research examining the impact of neighborhoods on asthma has shown an increased interest in the role of the psychosocial environment. We examined the associations between various measures of neighborhood safety, individual and family characteristics, and asthma outcomes among children in Los Angeles. METHODS: Multilevel logistic regression models were used to analyze data on 3,114 children across 65 neighborhoods from Wave 1 of the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (2000 to 2002. Primary caregivers reported asthma outcome and all individual covariates; home environmental characteristics were observed by the interviewer. RESULTS: In fully adjusted models, parents who reported their neighborhood fairly safe or somewhat dangerous had lower odds of reported lifetime asthma compared to those who reported their neighborhood completely safe (OR 0.71; 95% CI 0.52-0.96 and OR 0.60; 95% CI 0.42-0.88 respectively. Conversely, parents who reported they could not trust their neighbors to keep their children safe had a nearly 40% increase in lifetime asthma compared to those who reported they could trust their neighbors to keep their children safe (OR 1.39; 95% CI 1.07-1.81. CONCLUSIONS: The study demonstrates a complex pattern between various measures of neighborhood safety and asthma and suggests that these relationships may operate differently in Los Angeles. As an increasing proportion of children are growing up in newer Western and Southwestern cities, which have different physical layouts and residential segregation patterns compared to Northeast and Midwestern cities, future studies should continue to examine neighborhood psychosocial stressors and asthma in diverse contexts.

  7. Measurements and predictors of on-road ultrafine particle concentrations and associated pollutants in Los Angeles

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    Motor vehicles are the dominant source of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), particulate matter(PM), and certain air toxics (e.g., benzene, 1,3-butadiene) in urban areas. On roadways, motor vehicle-related pollutant concentrations are typically many times higher than ambient concentrations. Due to high air exchange rates typical of moving vehicles, this makes time spent in vehicles on roadways a major source of exposure. This paper presents on-road measurements for Los Angeles freeways and arterial roads taken from a zero-emission electric vehicle outfitted with real-time instruments. The objective was to characterize air pollutant concentrations on roadways and identify the factors associated with the highest concentrations. Our analysis demonstrated that on freeways, concentrations of ultrafine particles (UFPs), black carbon, nitric oxide, and PM-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PM-PAH) are generated primarily by diesel-powered vehicles, despite the relatively low fraction (∼6%) of diesel-powered vehicles on Los Angeles freeways. However, UFP concentrations on arterial roads appeared to be driven primarily by proximity to gasoline-powered vehicles undergoing hard accelerations. Concentrations were roughly one-third of those on freeways. By using a multiple regression model for the freeway measurements, we were able to explain 60-70% of the variability in concentrations of UFP, black carbon, nitric oxide, and PM-PAH using measures of diesel truck density and hour of day (as an indicator of wind speed). Freeway concentrations of these pollutants were also well correlated wth readily available annual average daily truck counts, potentially allowing improved population exposure estimates for epidemiology studies. Based on these roadway measurements and average driving time, it appears that 33-45% of total UFP exposure for Los Angeles residents occurs due to time spent traveling in vehicles. (author)

  8. Registration of the Soft Red Winter Wheat Germplasm MD01W233-06-1 Resistant to Fusarium Head Blight

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    MD01W233-06-1 (Reg. No., PI ) is a soft red winter wheat (SRWW) (Triticum aestivum L.) germplasm line developed at the University of Maryland and released by the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station in 2009. MD01W233-06-1 was selected from a cross of ‘McCormick’/ ‘Choptank’ made in 2001. McCorm...

  9. 77 FR 9228 - AP Gas & Electric (MD), LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes...

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    2012-02-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission AP Gas & Electric (MD), LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based... above-referenced proceeding of AP Gas & Electric (MD), LLC's application for market-based rate...

  10. Draft Genome Sequence of Ralstonia sp. MD27, a Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate)-Degrading Bacterium, Isolated from Compost

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    Zhu, Morgan; McCully, Lucy M.; Silby, Mark W; Charles-Ogan, Tamunonengiyeofori I.; Huang, Jean; Brigham, Christopher J.

    2015-01-01

    Ralstonia sp. strain MD27, a novel biopolymer-degrading betaproteobacterium, was isolated from compost samples. This organism has been shown to utilize the biopolymer poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(3HB)] as a carbon source for growth. We report the draft genome sequence of MD27 with an estimated total sequence length of 5.9 Mb.

  11. 33 CFR 165.556 - Regulated Navigation Area; Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Chesapeake City Anchorage Basin, MD.

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    2010-07-01

    ... areas, found in 33 CFR 165.13, apply to the regulated navigation area described in paragraph (a) of this...; Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Chesapeake City Anchorage Basin, MD. 165.556 Section 165.556 Navigation and..., Chesapeake City Anchorage Basin, MD. (a) Location. The following area is a regulated navigation area:...

  12. Detecting seasonal variations in seismic velocities within Los Angeles basin from correlations of ambient seismic noise.

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    Ueli, Meier; Brenguier, Florent; M. Shapiro, N.

    2010-01-01

    International audience We analyze 3 years of continuous seismic records from broadband stations of the Caltech Regional Seismic Network (CI) in vicinity of the Los Angeles basin. Using correlations of ambient seismic noise, relative velocity variations in the order of 0.1 % can be measured between all inter-station pairs. It is the first time that such an extensive study between 861 inter-station pairs over such a large area has been carried out. We perform these measurements using the 'st...

  13. The Legal Needs of Transgender Women Living with HIV: Evaluating Access to Justice in Los Angeles

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    Miyashita, Ayako; Hasenbush, Amira; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    This report summarizes findings of the Legal Assessment of Needs Study (“LeAN Study”) – an online survey with 387 respondents who identified as people living with HIV/AIDS – for transgender women living with HIV in Los Angeles County. We describe respondents’ legal needs, respondents’ experiences getting assistance for identified legal needs from both legal and non-legal sources, and barriers respondents faced in accessing assistance from both legal and non-legal sources. We describe differen...

  14. Inter-community variability in total particle number concentrations in the eastern Los Angeles air basin

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Ultrafine Particles (UFP can display sharp gradients in their number concentrations in urban environment due to their transient nature and rapid atmospheric processing. The ability of using air pollution data generated at a central monitoring station to assess exposure relies on our understanding of the spatial variability of a specific pollutant associated with a region. High spatial variation in the concentrations of air pollutants has been reported at scales of 10s of km for areas affected by primary emissions. Spatial variability in particle number concentrations (PNC and size distributions needs to be investigated, as the representativeness of a monitoring station in a region is premised on the assumption of homogeneity in both of these metrics. This study was conducted at seven sites, one in downtown Los Angeles and six located about 40–115 km downwind in the receptor areas of Los Angeles air basin. PNC and size distribution were measured using Condensation Particle Counters (CPC and Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS. The seasonal and diurnal variations of PNC implied that PNC might vary significantly with meteorological conditions, even though the general patterns at the sites may remain generally similar across the year due to consistency of sources around them. Regionally transported particulate matter (PM from upwind urban areas of Los Angeles lowered spatial variation by acting as a "homogenizing" factor during favorable meteorological conditions. Spatial variability also increased during hours of the day during which the effects of local sources predominated. The spatial variability associated with PNC (quantified using Coefficients of Divergence, CODs, averaged 0.3, which was generally lower than that based on specific size ranges. Results showed an inverse relationship of COD with particles size, with fairly uniform values in the particle range above 40–50 nm, which is associated with regional transport. Our results

  15. Development of risk monitor RiskAngel for risk-informed applications in nuclear power plants

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    This paper presents the development of risk monitor software RiskAngel at FDS Team and its applications as a plant specific risk monitor, which supports risk-informed configuration risk management for the two CANDU 6 units at the Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant in China. It also describes the regulatory prospective on risk-informed PSA applications and the use of risk monitor at operating nuclear power plants, high level technical and functional requirements for the development of CANDU specific risk monitor software, and future development trends. (author)

  16. How a tax stole a market overnight: Bunkers in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A

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    At the bottom of the barrel is bunker fuel, a lesser value to refineries but quite important to shippers, port authorities, and associated sectors. Here is a brief story about how a California tax sent ships to ports of call other than Los Angeles and Long Beach - and slashed bunker sales and jobs. The government is reconsidering its actions, but some damage may be irreversible. This issue also presents the following: (1) the ED Refining Netback Data Series for the US Gulf and West Coasts, Rotterdam and Singapore as of July 24, 1992; and (2) the ED Fuel Price/Tax Series for countries of the Eastern Hemisphere, July 1992 Edition

  17. Club Drug Use in Los Angeles among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

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    Kipke, Michele D.; Weiss, George; Ramirez, Marizen; Dorey, Fred; Ritt-Olson, Anamara; Iverson, Ellen; Ford, Wesley

    2007-01-01

    Little is known about young men who have sex with men's use of club drugs and the risk factors associated with such use. A structured survey was administered in 2005 to 496 young men who were 18-22 years old (40% were 18-19 years old); self-identified as with a same-sex sexuality (83%), bisexual (16%), and/or had had sex with a man (97%); Caucasian (35%), African American (24%), and Latino of Mexican descent (40%). Subjects were recruited from gay-identified venues in Los Angeles, California ...

  18. Have Your City and Eat It Too: Los Angeles and the Urban Food Renaissance

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    Tarr, Alexander Robert

    2015-01-01

    Time and time again, the residents of Los Angeles have used the promises of the “garden city” and urban agriculture to imagine a way out of the persistent problems of urban life. In the contemporary moment, alternative food system activists are again working to create a cultural movement committed to “slow,” local and small-scale community-based urban food systems – which, paradoxically, they are organizing through sophisticated digital tools and global social media. This study argues that, ...

  19. Persuasive Language in Tourism Webpages: Official Webpages of Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington

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    Sastre Ferreira, Silvia Nerea

    2014-01-01

    El material de promoción turística ha evolucionado de las guías turísticas en papel al formato digital aprovechando las ventajas que ofrece Internet. La aparición de las páginas web oficiales de turismo ha cambiado el estilo de la escritura cuyo objetivo es persuadir a los turistas. De esta manera, este trabajo es un estudio basado en un corpus de las estrategias persuasivas utilizadas más frecuentemente por las páginas web oficiales de turismo de Los Angeles, Seattle y Washington. Los result...

  20. A model study of the impact of emission control strategies on Los Angeles air quality

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    Hameed, S.; Stewart, R. W.; Lebedeff, S. A.

    1976-01-01

    A generalized cell model is developed for the calculation of city-wide averages of photochemical smog components in Los Angeles. This model takes into account the effects of variations with time and within the city of the source strengths, the wind field, and the mixing depth. The effect of the influx of background pollution from outside the modeled volume is also included. Several control strategies for reducing automobile emissions are then introduced into the model, and their impact on predicted pollutant levels, particularly those of O3, are investigated.

  1. The Assassination Of The Pope In Dan Brown’s Novel “Angels And Demons”

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    Harany, Johana Laura

    2015-01-01

    The title of this paper is "The Assassination of Pope in Dan Brown's novel “Angels and Demons”. This paper discusses about the assassination. The assassination is a very cruel deed which is against the law. It is especially if it happens to the pope. A pope is regarded as a holy man and the vicar of Christ. The novel gives emphasis to the assassination which involves the illuminati— a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years, reborn to continue their deadly vendetta ...

  2. Health Impact Assessment of the Proposed Los Angeles Wage Theft Ordinance

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    Santiago, Fabiola; Staton, Brooke; Garcia, Natalia; Marucut, Jill; Koonse, Tia

    2014-01-01

    Wage theft is the non-payment or underpayment of wages and other benefits to which workers are legally entitled to. Workers in low-wage industries, immigrant workers, women, and people of color are disproportionately affected by wage theft. On average, victims of wage theft lose $2,070 annually from total annual earnings of $16,536. In a given week, an estimated 655,000 low-wage workers in Los Angeles County experience at least one pay-based violation. The majority of these violations take pl...

  3. Love-styles among Latino community college students in Los Angeles.

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    Leon, J J; Parra, F; Cheng, T; Flores, R E

    1995-10-01

    145 Latino community college students enrolled in Chicano Studies classes in Los Angeles, California were administered a love-attitudes scale. Analysis showed that the mean scores and endorsement patterns were similar to those in earlier research on white-Latino and white-non-Latino students in the United States. Significant gender differences were found. Latino men scored more Ludic and Agapic than women. Researchers might examine the love-styles and ethnic identity in and out of marriage among Latinos, whites, and Asians in southern California. PMID:8559877

  4. Public opinion on nutrition-related policies to combat child obesity, Los Angeles County, 2011.

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    Simon, Paul A; Chiang, Choiyuk; Lightstone, Amy S; Shih, Margaret

    2014-01-01

    We assessed public opinion on nutrition-related policies to address child obesity: a soda tax, restrictions on advertising unhealthy foods and beverages to children, and restrictions on siting fast food restaurants and convenience stores near schools. We analyzed data from 998 adults (aged ≥18 years) in the 2011 Los Angeles County Health Survey. Support was highest for advertising restrictions (74%), intermediate for a soda tax (60%), and lowest for siting restrictions on fast food restaurants and convenience stores (44% and 37%, respectively). Support for food and beverage advertising restrictions and soda taxation is promising for future policy efforts to address child obesity. PMID:24901796

  5. Racial Disparities in Use of Chiropractic Services by Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 to 99 in Los Angeles County, California.

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    Whedon, James M; Kimura, Melissa N; Phillips, Reed B

    2016-04-01

    Racial and ethnic disparities in utilization of chiropractic services have been described at the state level, but little is known about such local disparities. We analyzed Medicare data for the year 2008 to evaluate by ZIP code for utilization of chiropractic services among older adults in Los Angeles County, California. We evaluated for availability and use of chiropractic services by racial/ethnic category, quantified geographic variations by coefficient of variation, and mapped utilization by selected racial/ethnic categories. Among 7502 beneficiaries who used chiropractic services, 72% were white, 12% Asian, 1% black, 1% Hispanic, and 14% other/unknown. Variation in the number of beneficiaries per ZIP code who used chiropractic services was highest among Hispanics, blacks, and Asians. We found evidence of racial disparities in use of chiropractic services at the local level in Los Angeles County. Older blacks and Hispanics in Los Angeles County may be underserved with regard to chiropractic care. PMID:26350244

  6. Organochlorine contaminants and maternal offloading in the lecithotrophic Pacific angel shark (Squatina californica) collected from southern California.

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    Lyons, Kady; Lowe, Christopher G

    2015-08-15

    Pacific angel sharks (Squatina californica) are a benthic elasmobranch that occupy intermediate trophic level positions in coastal food webs. Angel sharks' life history characteristics make them susceptible to accumulating high amounts of contaminants. Four angel sharks were opportunistically captured in southern California and their liver and uterine contents were analyzed for PCBs, DDTs and other pesticides. High DDT:PCB ratios were found in the sharks indicating direct or indirect foraging near a local EPA Superfund Site. Organic contaminants were measured in ovulated eggs, indicating that females are able to maternally offload contaminants. Despite the potential mismatch between ovarian and uterine fecundity, we estimated females to offload approximately 13±5% of their total body load, which represents the upper limit of this capability. Although low in sample size, the initial findings from this study suggest that habitat use might play an important role in contaminant accumulation in this species. PMID:25986655

  7. Assessing the allelotypic effect of two aminocyclopropane carboxylic acid synthase-encoding genes MdACS1 and MdACS3a on fruit ethylene production and softening in Malus

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    Dougherty, Laura; Zhu, Yuandi; Xu, Kenong

    2016-01-01

    Phytohormone ethylene largely determines apple fruit shelf life and storability. Previous studies demonstrated that MdACS1 and MdACS3a, which encode 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid synthases (ACS), are crucial in apple fruit ethylene production. MdACS1 is well-known to be intimately involved in the climacteric ethylene burst in fruit ripening, while MdACS3a has been regarded a main regulator for ethylene production transition from system 1 (during fruit development) to system 2 (during fruit ripening). However, MdACS3a was also shown to have limited roles in initiating the ripening process lately. To better assess their roles, fruit ethylene production and softening were evaluated at five time points during a 20-day post-harvest period in 97 Malus accessions and in 34 progeny from 2 controlled crosses. Allelotyping was accomplished using an existing marker (ACS1) for MdACS1 and two markers (CAPS866 and CAPS870) developed here to specifically detect the two null alleles (ACS3a-G289V and Mdacs3a) of MdACS3a. In total, 952 Malus accessions were allelotyped with the three markers. The major findings included: The effect of MdACS1 was significant on fruit ethylene production and softening while that of MdACS3a was less detectable; allele MdACS1–2 was significantly associated with low ethylene and slow softening; under the same background of the MdACS1 allelotypes, null allele Mdacs3a (not ACS3a-G289V) could confer a significant delay of ethylene peak; alleles MdACS1–2 and Mdacs3a (excluding ACS3a-G289V) were highly enriched in M. domestica and M. hybrid when compared with those in M. sieversii. These findings are of practical implications in developing apples of low and delayed ethylene profiles by utilizing the beneficial alleles MdACS1-2 and Mdacs3a. PMID:27231553

  8. MdMYB1 Regulates Anthocyanin and Malate Accumulation by Directly Facilitating Their Transport into Vacuoles in Apples.

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    Hu, Da-Gang; Sun, Cui-Hui; Ma, Qi-Jun; You, Chun-Xiang; Cheng, Lailiang; Hao, Yu-Jin

    2016-03-01

    Tonoplast transporters, including proton pumps and secondary transporters, are essential for plant cell function and for quality formation of fleshy fruits and ornamentals. Vacuolar transport of anthocyanins, malate, and other metabolites is directly or indirectly dependent on the H(+)-pumping activities of vacuolar H(+)-ATPase (VHA) and/or vacuolar H(+)-pyrophosphatase, but how these proton pumps are regulated in modulating vacuolar transport is largely unknown. Here, we report a transcription factor, MdMYB1, in apples that binds to the promoters of two genes encoding the B subunits of VHA, MdVHA-B1 and MdVHA-B2, to transcriptionally activate its expression, thereby enhancing VHA activity. A series of transgenic analyses in apples demonstrates that MdMYB1/10 controls cell pH and anthocyanin accumulation partially by regulating MdVHA-B1 and MdVHA-B2. Furthermore, several other direct target genes of MdMYB10 are identified, including MdVHA-E2, MdVHP1, MdMATE-LIKE1, and MdtDT, which are involved in H(+)-pumping or in the transport of anthocyanins and malates into vacuoles. Finally, we show that the mechanism by which MYB controls malate and anthocyanin accumulation in apples also operates in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). These findings provide novel insights into how MYB transcription factors directly modulate the vacuolar transport system in addition to anthocyanin biosynthesis, consequently controlling organ coloration and cell pH in plants. PMID:26637549

  9. MD5算法在档案管理系统中的应用%Application of MD5 Algorithm in File Management System

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    徐宝清; 赵乾宗

    2015-01-01

    along with the country to the information development and the culture education the increasing attention, the file man⁃agement system is becoming more and more popular. At the same time, with the increase of the amount of archives and the amount of users, the file management system is developing towards more automatic and humane direction.. In order to make the system more accord with the safety standards, the system will use MD5 encryption algorithm for user identity authentication.%随着国家对信息化发展和文化教育的日益重视,档案管理系统正变得越来越普及。与此同时,伴随着档案量和用户量的不断增加,档案管理系统也向着更加自动化和人性化的方向发展。为了使系统更加符合安全标准,系统将采用MD5加密算法对用户身份进行有效认证。

  10. Deletion of the BAC sequences from recombinant meq-null Marek's disease (MD) virus increases immunosuppression while maintaining protective efficacy against MD.

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    Su, S; Cui, N; Li, J; Sun, P; Li, H; Li, Y; Cui, Z

    2016-07-01

    Marek's disease virus (MDV) GX0101 is a field strain of MDV with a naturally occurring insertion of the reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) long terminal repeat (LTR) fragment. Both copies of the meq gene were knocked out in the GX0101 bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clone to construct the recombinant virus SC9-1, resulting in a complete lack of pathogenicity and providing better protection against MD than CVI988/Rispens. In the present study, the BAC sequences in SC9-1 were removed using a cre-loxP system, and the virus termed SC9-2. SC9-2 showed a significant increase in replication in vitro and in vivo. There was a significant decrease in chicken weight, immune organ index, and antibody levels compared with those of SC9-1-inoculated chickens. The immune protection index of SC9-2 was similar to that of SC9-1, and the difference was not significant. The results of our studies demonstrate that the SC9-2 virus provides protection in specific pathogen free (SPF) chickens when challenged with a very virulent MDV rMd5, but it induces immunosuppressive effects in SPF chickens. PMID:26957626

  11. PoopMD, a Mobile Health Application, Accurately Identifies Infant Acholic Stools.

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    Franciscovich, Amy; Vaidya, Dhananjay; Doyle, Joe; Bolinger, Josh; Capdevila, Montserrat; Rice, Marcus; Hancock, Leslie; Mahr, Tanya; Mogul, Douglas B

    2015-01-01

    Biliary atresia (BA) is the leading cause of pediatric end-stage liver disease in the United States. Education of parents in the perinatal period with stool cards depicting acholic and normal stools has been associated with improved time-to-diagnosis and survival in BA. PoopMD is a mobile application that utilizes a smartphone's camera and color recognition software to analyze an infant's stool and determine if additional follow-up is indicated. PoopMD was developed using custom HTML5/CSS3 and wrapped to work on iOS and Android platforms. In order to define the gold standard regarding stool color, seven pediatricians were asked to review 45 photographs of infant stool and rate them as acholic, normal, or indeterminate. Samples for which 6+ pediatricians demonstrated agreement defined the gold standard, and only these samples were included in the analysis. Accuracy of PoopMD was assessed using an iPhone 5s with incandescent lighting. Variability in analysis of stool photographs as acholic versus normal with intermediate rating weighted as 50% agreement (kappa) was compared between three laypeople and one expert user. Variability in output was also assessed between an iPhone 5s and a Samsung Galaxy S4, as well as between incandescent lighting and compact fluorescent lighting. Six-plus pediatricians agreed on 27 normal and 7 acholic photographs; no photographs were defined as indeterminate. The sensitivity was 7/7 (100%). The specificity was 24/27 (89%) with 3/27 labeled as indeterminate; no photos of normal stool were labeled as acholic. The Laplace-smoothed positive likelihood ratio was 6.44 (95% CI 2.52 to 16.48) and the negative likelihood ratio was 0.13 (95% CI 0.02 to 0.83). kappauser was 0.68, kappaphone was 0.88, and kappalight was 0.81. Therefore, in this pilot study, PoopMD accurately differentiates acholic from normal color with substantial agreement across users, and almost perfect agreement across two popular smartphones and ambient light settings. PoopMD

  12. PoopMD, a Mobile Health Application, Accurately Identifies Infant Acholic Stools.

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    Amy Franciscovich

    Full Text Available Biliary atresia (BA is the leading cause of pediatric end-stage liver disease in the United States. Education of parents in the perinatal period with stool cards depicting acholic and normal stools has been associated with improved time-to-diagnosis and survival in BA. PoopMD is a mobile application that utilizes a smartphone's camera and color recognition software to analyze an infant's stool and determine if additional follow-up is indicated. PoopMD was developed using custom HTML5/CSS3 and wrapped to work on iOS and Android platforms. In order to define the gold standard regarding stool color, seven pediatricians were asked to review 45 photographs of infant stool and rate them as acholic, normal, or indeterminate. Samples for which 6+ pediatricians demonstrated agreement defined the gold standard, and only these samples were included in the analysis. Accuracy of PoopMD was assessed using an iPhone 5s with incandescent lighting. Variability in analysis of stool photographs as acholic versus normal with intermediate rating weighted as 50% agreement (kappa was compared between three laypeople and one expert user. Variability in output was also assessed between an iPhone 5s and a Samsung Galaxy S4, as well as between incandescent lighting and compact fluorescent lighting. Six-plus pediatricians agreed on 27 normal and 7 acholic photographs; no photographs were defined as indeterminate. The sensitivity was 7/7 (100%. The specificity was 24/27 (89% with 3/27 labeled as indeterminate; no photos of normal stool were labeled as acholic. The Laplace-smoothed positive likelihood ratio was 6.44 (95% CI 2.52 to 16.48 and the negative likelihood ratio was 0.13 (95% CI 0.02 to 0.83. kappauser was 0.68, kappaphone was 0.88, and kappalight was 0.81. Therefore, in this pilot study, PoopMD accurately differentiates acholic from normal color with substantial agreement across users, and almost perfect agreement across two popular smartphones and ambient light

  13. Effects of Feeding Frequency on Growth Performance and Survival Rate of Angel Fish, Pterophyllum scalare (Perciformes: Cichlidae)

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    Milad Kasiri; Amin Farahi; Mohammad Sudagar

    2011-01-01

    The freshwater angel fish (Pterophyllum scalare Schultze, 1823) is South American cichlid become very popular among aquarists. There is little information on their culture and aquarium husbandry. In this study growth performance and survival rate of angelfish subjected to different feeding frequencies were evaluated. Four groups of angel fish juveniles (0.87 ± 0.01 g; 3.98 ± 0.08 mm) were fed either four meals per day (F1), two meals per day (F2), one meal per day (F3) and every other day (F4...

  14. Los Angeles Test and Polished Stone Value of ophite in Cantabria: a petrophysical interpretation

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    Fernández Maroto, G.

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Crushed aggregate obtained from certain ophite outcrops in Cantabria was tested with the Los Angeles and polished stone value (PSV procedures. Linear regression analysis was used to identify the pétrographie parameters that account for aggregate performance in these two tests. The most abundant and common minerals in the ophite were observed to condition such performance in the Los Angeles method. In PSV behaviour was determined by the existence or otherwise of a rough micro texture -the result of the existence of minerals with different hardness values-, which increases aggregate resistance to polishing action.

    A partir de la caracterización petrográfica de las ofitas de algunos afloramientos de Cantabria, se han identificado los parámetros petrográficos que explican, a través de modelos lineales de regresión, el comportamiento del árido de machaqueo obtenido de estas rocas frente a los ensayos que aumenta la resistencia al pulimento del árido.

  15. Measles outbreak associated with an arriving refugee - Los Angeles County, California, August-September 2011.

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    2012-06-01

    Measles is a highly communicable, acute viral illness with potential for severe complications, including death. Although endemic measles was eliminated in the United States in 2000 as a result of widespread vaccination, sporadic measles outbreaks still occur, largely associated with international travel from measles-endemic countries and pockets of unvaccinated persons. On August 26, 2011, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) was notified of suspected measles in a refugee from Burma who had arrived in Los Angeles, California, on August 24, after a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Passengers on the flight included 31 other refugees who then traveled to seven other states, widening the measles investigation and response activities. In California alone, 50 staff members from LACDPH and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) interviewed and reinterviewed 298 contacts. Measles was diagnosed in three contacts of the index patient (patient A). The three contacts with measles were two passengers on the same flight as patient A and a customs worker; no secondary cases were identified. Delayed diagnosis of measles in patient A and delayed notification of health officials precluded use of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine as an outbreak intervention. This outbreak emphasizes the importance of maintaining a high level of vaccination coverage and continued high vigilance for measles in the United States, particularly among incoming international travelers; clinicians should immediately isolate persons with suspected measles and promptly report them to health authorities. PMID:22647743

  16. Aeromagnetic Map with Geology of the Los Angeles 30 x 60 Minute Quadrangle, Southern California

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    Langenheim, V.E.; Hildenbrand, T.G.; Jachens, R.C.; Campbell, R.H.; Yerkes, R.F.

    2006-01-01

    Introduction: An important objective of geologic mapping is to project surficial structures and stratigraphy into the subsurface. Geophysical data and analysis are useful tools for achieving this objective. This aeromagnetic anomaly map provides a three-dimensional perspective to the geologic mapping of the Los Angeles 30 by 60 minute quadrangle. Aeromagnetic maps show the distribution of magnetic rocks, primarily those containing magnetite (Blakely, 1995). In the Los Angeles quadrangle, the magnetic sources are Tertiary and Mesozoic igneous rocks and Precambrian crystalline rocks. Aeromagnetic anomalies mark abrupt spatial contrasts in magnetization that can be attributed to lithologic boundaries, perhaps caused by faulting of these rocks or by intrusive contacts. This aeromagnetic map overlain on geology, with information from wells and other geophysical data, provides constraints on the subsurface geology by allowing us to trace faults beneath surficial cover and estimate fault dip and offset. This map supersedes Langenheim and Jachens (1997) because of its digital form and the added value of overlaying the magnetic data on a geologic base. The geologic base for this map is from Yerkes and Campbell (2005); some of their subunits have been merged into one on this map.

  17. Factors Affecting the Incidence of Angel Wing in White Roman Geese: Stocking Density and Genetic Selection.

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    Lin, M J; Chang, S C; Lin, T Y; Cheng, Y S; Lee, Y P; Fan, Y K

    2016-06-01

    The present study investigated stocking density and genetic lines, factors that may alter the severity and incidence of angel wing (AW), in White Roman geese. Geese (n = 384) from two genetically selected lines (normal- winged line, NL, and angel-winged line, AL, respectively) and one commercial line (CL) were raised in four pens. Following common commercial practice, low-stocking-density (LD), medium-stocking-density, and high-stocking-density treatments were respectively administered to 24, 32, and 40 geese per pen at 0 to 3 weeks (1.92 m(2)/pen) and 4 to 6 weeks (13.2 m(2)/pen) of age and to 24, 30, and 36 geese at 7 to 14 weeks (20.0 m(2)/pen) of age. The results revealed that stocking density mainly affected body weight gain in geese younger than 4 weeks, and that geese subjected to LD had a high body weight at 2 weeks of age. However, the effect of stocking density on the severity score of AW (SSAW) and incidence of AW (IAW) did not differ significantly among the treatments. Differences were observed among the genetic stocks; that is, SSAW and IAW were significantly higher in AL than in NL and CL. Genetic selection generally aggravates AW, complicating its elimination. To effectively reduce IAW, stocking density, a suspected causal factor, should be lower than that presently applied commercially. PMID:26954185

  18. Factors Affecting the Incidence of Angel Wing in White Roman Geese: Stocking Density and Genetic Selection

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    Lin, M. J.; Chang, S. C.; Lin, T. Y.; Cheng, Y. S.; Lee, Y. P.; Fan, Y. K.

    2016-01-01

    The present study investigated stocking density and genetic lines, factors that may alter the severity and incidence of angel wing (AW), in White Roman geese. Geese (n = 384) from two genetically selected lines (normal- winged line, NL, and angel-winged line, AL, respectively) and one commercial line (CL) were raised in four pens. Following common commercial practice, low-stocking-density (LD), medium-stocking-density, and high-stocking-density treatments were respectively administered to 24, 32, and 40 geese per pen at 0 to 3 weeks (1.92 m2/pen) and 4 to 6 weeks (13.2 m2/pen) of age and to 24, 30, and 36 geese at 7 to 14 weeks (20.0 m2/pen) of age. The results revealed that stocking density mainly affected body weight gain in geese younger than 4 weeks, and that geese subjected to LD had a high body weight at 2 weeks of age. However, the effect of stocking density on the severity score of AW (SSAW) and incidence of AW (IAW) did not differ significantly among the treatments. Differences were observed among the genetic stocks; that is, SSAW and IAW were significantly higher in AL than in NL and CL. Genetic selection generally aggravates AW, complicating its elimination. To effectively reduce IAW, stocking density, a suspected causal factor, should be lower than that presently applied commercially. PMID:26954185

  19. Surveillance of listeriosis in Los Angeles County, 1985-1986. A first year's report.

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    Mascola, L; Sorvillo, F; Neal, J; Iwakoshi, K; Weaver, R

    1989-07-01

    After a large food-borne outbreak of listeriosis in Los Angeles County, California, in 1985, the California State Department of Health Services instituted mandatory reporting of Listeria monocytogenes by clinical laboratories. From September 1, 1985, through August 31, 1986, 94 cases of listeriosis were reported in Los Angeles County for an annual crude incidence rate of 12 cases per million persons. Of the 94 cases, 37 (39%) were in neonates and/or their mothers and 57 (61%) were nonperinatal. The overall case fatality rate was 31%, with a perinatal case fatality of 16% (6 fetal and 23 nonperinatal); this compares with an epidemic perinatal case fatality rate of 32%. No significant differences were observed in age-adjusted, race-specific incidence rates among nonperinatal cases or race-specific incidence rates among perinatal cases. All but 2 of the nonperinatal patients had a known predisposing risk factor for the development of listeriosis, the most common of which was a prior history of steroid therapy. A clustering of cases was not identified. No common food sources were apparent. Patients presenting as perinatal cases were more likely to have ingested Mexican-style cheese, ice cream, and yogurt than those presenting as nonperinatal cases. Improved case ascertainment through mandatory reporting and laboratory-based surveillance will establish meaningful baseline levels of listeriosis. PMID:2742430

  20. Surveillance Angels

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    Rothkrantz, L.J.M.

    2014-01-01

    The use of sensor networks has been proposed for military surveillance and environmental monitoring applications. Those systems are composed of a heterogeneous set of sensors to observe the environment. In centralised systems the observed data will be conveyed to the control room to process the data. Human operators are supposed to give a semantic interpretation of the observed data. They are searching for suspicious or unwanted behaviour. The increase of surveillance sensors in the military ...

  1. MD-portal: Highly Effective Website for Nuclear Materials Information Management

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    A web-based system is widespread in not only everyday activities but also business fields. In past years, the systematic information of various properties of materials usually has been provided as tabulated documents; however it recently has been provided as web-based DB. There are many websites providing material properties information, representative examples include MatWeb from the United States, Granta MI from England and MatNavi from Japan. In 2003, the nuclear materials division in KAERI established a website about nuclear materials property DB, called MatDB. To inherit it, a website called MD-portal has been recently set up to release degradation information and various properties of nuclear materials. In this presentation, the structure and characteristics of MD-portal will be mentioned, and comments on its application will be given

  2. Role of Calcium Ion in Apoptosis of MD Cancer Cells Induced by Arsenic Trioxide

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    ZHANG Jiuli; WANG Jintao; XU Shiwen

    2008-01-01

    In order to observe the role of calcium ion in apoptosis of MD cancer cells induced by arsenic trioxide, inhibition percentage was detected by MTT assay;morphology changes were examined by fluorescence microscope;apoptosis was examined by DNA Ladder;[Ca2+]i was investigated by spectrofluorimeter in vitro on MDCC-MSB1 cells. The results showed that As2O3 inhibited the proliferation of MDCC-MSB1 cells in concentration dependent manner (P<0.05 or P<0.01);typical apoptosis character was observed by fluorescence microscope;DNA Ladder was observed;the [Ca2+]i was elevated significantly after the treatment of As203 (P<0.05 or P<0.01) and showed a dose-dependent manner. It is concluded that the calcium may play an important role in apoptosis of MD cancer cells induced by arsenic trioxide.

  3. A virtual observatory for photoionized nebulae: the Mexican Million Models database (3MdB)

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    Morisset, Christophe; Flores-Fajardo, Nahiely

    2014-01-01

    Photoionization models obtained with numerical codes are widely used to study the physics of the interstellar medium (Planetary Nebulae, H II regions, etc). Grid of models are performed to understand what are the effects of the different parameters used to describe the regions on the observables (mainly emission line intensities). Most of the time, only a small part of the computed results of such grids are published, and they are sometimes hard to obtain in a user-friendly format. We present here the Mexican Million Models dataBase (3MdB), an effort of resolving both of these issues in the form of a database of photoionization models, easily accessible throught the MySQL protocol, and containing a lot of usefull outputs from the models, such as the intensities of 178 emission lines, the ionic fractions of all the ions, etc. Some examples of the use of the 3MdB are also presented.

  4. Human microbiome science: vision for the future, Bethesda, MD, July 24 to 26, 2013

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    Ravel, Jacques; Mazmanian, Sarkis K.

    2014-01-01

    A conference entitled ‘Human microbiome science: Vision for the future’ was organized in Bethesda, MD from July 24 to 26, 2013. The event brought together experts in the field of human microbiome research and aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of the state of microbiome research, but more importantly to identify and discuss gaps, challenges and opportunities in this nascent field. This report summarizes the presentations but also describes what is needed for human microbiome research...

  5. Prevalence of mood disorders and utility of the PRIME-MD in patients undergoing radiation therapy

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    Purpose: To validate a short, structured interview procedure that allows practicing oncologists to quickly and reliably identify mood disorders in their patients, and to estimate the prevalence and types of mood disorders in a radiation therapy patient setting, noting relationships between mood disorders and patient characteristics. Methods: Consecutive, eligible adult patients from the practices of two radiation oncologists were administered the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) by the treating physician. A subset of these patients was also evaluated with the SCID, administered by trained mental health care personnel. Agreement between the two instruments was examined using the kappa statistic. Prevalence of mood disorders was determined from the PRIME-MD. The significance of relationships between patient characteristics and mood disorders was examined by chi-square and ANOVA analysis, and subsequently by multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results: One hundred twenty-two patients were studied. Fifty-three of these were administered the SCID. Agreement between the two instruments was very good (kappa = 0.70). A diagnosis of a depressive or anxiety disorder by the PRIME-MD was made in 59 of the 122 patients (48%, 95% confidence interval = 39%, 58%). Multivariate analysis showed that a diagnosis of a depressive mood disorder was significantly related to pain intensity and prior history of depression. Conclusion: We have demonstrated the validity and feasibility of the PRIME-MD administered by oncologists in making diagnoses of mood disorders. The prevalence of mood disorders in our set of patients undergoing a course of RT was nearly 50%. Future studies should describe the natural history of these disorders, and determine optimal intervention strategies

  6. MD/MBA Students: An Analysis of Medical Student Career Choice

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    Sherrill, Windsor Westbrook

    2009-01-01

    Background: An increasing number of medical schools are offering dual degree MD/MBA programs. Career choices and factors influencing students to enter these programs provide an indicator of the roles in which dual degree students will serve in health care as well as the future of dual degree programs. Purpose: Using career choice theory as a conceptual framework, career goals and factors influencing decisions to enter dual degree programs were assessed among dual degree medical students. Me...

  7. Investigation on single carbon atom transporting through the single-walled carbon nanotube by MD simulation

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    The single carbon atom transporting through the single-walled carbon nanotube has been studied by molecular-dynamics (MD) simulation. We got different trajectories of the carbon atom by changing the input parameters. The simulation results indicate that the single carbon atom with low energy can transport through the carbon nanotube under some input conditions and result in different trajectories being straight line or 'rosette' or circular. (authors)

  8. An Efficient Hybrid DSMC/MD Algorithm for Accurate Modeling of Micro Gas Flows

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    Liang, Tengfei

    2013-01-01

    Aiming at simulating micro gas flows with accurate boundary conditions, an efficient hybrid algorithmis developed by combining themolecular dynamics (MD) method with the direct simulationMonte Carlo (DSMC)method. The efficiency comes from the fact that theMD method is applied only within the gas-wall interaction layer, characterized by the cut-off distance of the gas-solid interaction potential, to resolve accurately the gas-wall interaction process, while the DSMC method is employed in the remaining portion of the flow field to efficiently simulate rarefied gas transport outside the gas-wall interaction layer. A unique feature about the present scheme is that the coupling between the two methods is realized by matching the molecular velocity distribution function at the DSMC/MD interface, hence there is no need for one-toone mapping between a MD gas molecule and a DSMC simulation particle. Further improvement in efficiency is achieved by taking advantage of gas rarefaction inside the gas-wall interaction layer and by employing the "smart-wall model" proposed by Barisik et al. The developed hybrid algorithm is validated on two classical benchmarks namely 1-D Fourier thermal problem and Couette shear flow problem. Both the accuracy and efficiency of the hybrid algorithm are discussed. As an application, the hybrid algorithm is employed to simulate thermal transpiration coefficient in the free-molecule regime for a system with atomically smooth surface. Result is utilized to validate the coefficients calculated from the pure DSMC simulation with Maxwell and Cercignani-Lampis gas-wall interaction models. ©c 2014 Global-Science Press.

  9. A unified architecture of MD5 and RIPEMD-160 hash algorithms

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    Ng, CW; Ng, TS; Yip, KW

    2004-01-01

    Hash algorithms are important components in many cryptographic applications and security protocol suites. In this paper, a unified architecture for MD5 and RIPEMD-160 hash algorithms is developed. These two algorithms are different in speed and security level. Therefore, a unified hardware design allows applications to switch from one algorithm to another based on different requirements. The architecture has been implemented using Altera's EPF10K50SBC356-1, providing a throughput over 200Mbit...

  10. Measurement of the Mass Difference m(D_s^+) - m(D^+) at CDF II

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    2003-01-01

    We present a measurement of the mass difference m(D+_s) - m(D+), where both the D+_s and D+ are reconstructed in the phi pi+ decay channel. This measurement uses 11.6 pb-1 of data collected by CDF II using the new displaced-track trigger. The mass difference is found to be: 99.41 +- 0.38 (stat) +- 0.21 (syst) MeV/c^2.

  11. Dr René Favaloro (1923-2000) Rene Favaloro MD (1923-2000)

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    Sergio Morán V

    2000-01-01

    René Favaloro MD, was born in La Plata, Argentina, in July 1923. He studied medicine in La Plata and made his cardiology residence in the Cleveland Clinic, where he developed coronary bypass surgery for the treatment of ischemic heart disease. At the present time, this surgical procedure is a well recognized therapy for coronary artery disease that has benefited millions of patients. Back in Argentina, he founded in 1992 the Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery that had an impor...

  12. Molecular Dynamics/Order Parameter eXtrapolation (MD/OPX) for Bionanosystem Simulations

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    Miao, Yinglong; Ortoleva, Peter J.

    2009-01-01

    A multiscale approach, Molecular Dynamics/Order Parameter eXtrapolation (MD/OPX), to the all-atom simulation of large bionanosystems is presented. The approach starts with the introduction of a set of order parameters (OPs) automatically generated with orthogonal polynomials to characterize the nanoscale features of bionanosystems. The OPs are shown to evolve slowly via Newton’s equations and the all-atom multiscale analysis (AMA) developed earlier1 demonstrates the existence of their stochas...

  13. Why is mu/md so much smaller than mc/ms and mt/mb?

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    We propose that the smallness of mu/md is due to the ''wrong'' Yukawa coupling of the up quark in a two-Higgs-doublet model. The model has natural flavor conservation only among charges -1/3 quarks and leptons. We estimate that D0-bar D 0 mixing is much larger than the value of the standard-model box diagrams, and could be larger than or comparable to the long-distance contributions,

  14. Hybrid Pressure Retarded Osmosis−Membrane Distillation (PRO−MD) Process for Osmotic Power and Clean Water Generation

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    Han, Gang

    2015-05-20

    A novel pressure retarded osmosis−membrane distillation (PRO−MD) hybrid process has been experimentally conceived for sustainable production of renewable osmotic power and clean water from various waters. The proposed PRO−MD system may possess unique advantages of high water recovery rate, huge osmotic power generation, well controlled membrane fouling, and minimal environmental impacts. Experimental results show that the PRO−MD hybrid process is promising that not only can harvest osmotic energy from freshwater but also from wastewater. When employing a 2 M NaCl MD concentrate as the draw solution, ultrahigh power densities of 31.0 W/m2 and 9.3 W/m2 have been demonstrated by the PRO subsystem using deionized water and real wastewater brine as the feeds, respectively. Simultaneously, high purity potable water with a flux of 32.5−63.1 L/(m2.h) can be produced by the MD subsystem at 40−60 °C without any detrimental effects of fouling. The energy consumption in the MD subsystem might be further reduced by applying a heat exchanger in the hybrid system and using low-grade heat or solar energy to heat up the feed solution. The newly developed PRO−MD hybrid process would provide insightful guidelines for the exploration of alternative green technologies for renewable osmotic energy and clean water production.

  15. An assessment of communication skills of the MD/MS students of institute of medicine in Nepal

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    Jagdish Prasad Agrawal

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction The main objective of this study was to assess the level of interpersonal communication skills of MD/MS resident doctors and to provide recommendations for the future. Methods Descriptive, cross sectional, qualitative and quantitative research design was used. 7- point Likert scale (0 to 6 MAAS-Global scoring instrument was used. The subjects of the research were the MD/MS residents from various departments of Maharajgunj Medical Campus (MMC of Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. Out of 162 MD/MS residents, only 30 (18.5% MD/MS residents were selected for the sample size for the study from 1st, 2nd and 3rd year. One MD/MS resident was required four video recording to conduct four interviews with patients coming to the outpatient department. Results There was high degree of positive correlation between Information sharing and Management (r=0.746 whereas weak negative correlation on clarification and diagnosis (r=-0.011. Inter-rater correlation was established before hand and was satisfactory (p < 0.05. Conclusions This base line study of MD/MS residents shows that over all MD/MS residents are deficient in almost all the components of interpersonal communication skills. A communication skills training course in postgraduate medical education could improve the existing communication skills of the doctors in Nepal.

  16. Comparison of the SIMARD MD to Clinical Impression in Assessing Fitness to Drive in Patients with Cognitive Impairment

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    Wernham, Madelaine; Jarrett, Pamela G.; Stewart, Connie; MacDonald, Elizabeth; MacNeil, Donna; Hobbs, Cynthia

    2014-01-01

    Background The assessment of fitness to drive in patients with cognitive impairment is complex. The SIMARD MD was developed to assist with assessing fitness to drive. This study compares the clinical decision made by a geriatrician regarding driving with the SIMARD MD score. Methods Patients with a diagnosis of mild dementia or mild cognitive impairment, who had a SIMARD MD test, were included in the sample. A retrospective chart review was completed to gather diagnosis, driving status, and cognitive and functional information. Results Sixty-three patients were identified and 57 met the inclusion criteria. The mean age was 77.1 years (SD 8.9). The most common diagnosis was Alzheimer’s disease in 22 (38.6%) patients. The mean MMSE score was 24.9 (SD 3.34) and the mean MoCA was 19.9 (SD 3.58). The mean SIMARD MD score was 37.2 (SD 19.54). Twenty-four patients had a SIMARD MD score ≤ 30, twenty-eight between 31–70, and five scored > 70. The SIMARD MD scores did not differ significantly compared to the clinical decision (ANOVA p value = 0.14). Conclusions There was no association between the SIMARD MD scores and the geriatricians’ clinical decision regarding fitness to drive in persons with mild dementia or mild cognitive impairment. PMID:24883164

  17. Going beyond clustering in MD trajectory analysis: an application to villin headpiece folding.

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    Aruna Rajan

    Full Text Available Recent advances in computing technology have enabled microsecond long all-atom molecular dynamics (MD simulations of biological systems. Methods that can distill the salient features of such large trajectories are now urgently needed. Conventional clustering methods used to analyze MD trajectories suffer from various setbacks, namely (i they are not data driven, (ii they are unstable to noise and changes in cut-off parameters such as cluster radius and cluster number, and (iii they do not reduce the dimensionality of the trajectories, and hence are unsuitable for finding collective coordinates. We advocate the application of principal component analysis (PCA and a non-metric multidimensional scaling (nMDS method to reduce MD trajectories and overcome the drawbacks of clustering. To illustrate the superiority of nMDS over other methods in reducing data and reproducing salient features, we analyze three complete villin headpiece folding trajectories. Our analysis suggests that the folding process of the villin headpiece is structurally heterogeneous.

  18. MD-portal Materials Database: Effective Materials Property Information Management in Nuclear Energy Systems

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    Lee, Gyeonggeun; Kil, Soyeon; Kwon, Junhyun [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15

    The collective properties of the nuclear materials are defined as standard industrial codes such as ASME codes. While in service, the materials are aged and degraded, and the initial properties are changed according to the operating environments. These changes are a matter of substantial concern of the operators, regulators, and researchers in nuclear fields. Hence, the material property database considering the degradation is required, and the successful management and use of material property information must be responsive to the continuing changes and increasing complexity in nuclear engineering materials. Recently, the nuclear materials division in the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) launched a comprehensive portal website for nuclear material information, which is known as the MD-portal. The MD-portal contains various technical documents on the degradation and development of nuclear materials. Additionally, the nuclear materials database (MatDB) is incorporated in it. The MatDB covers the mechanical properties of various nuclear structural materials used as the components: a reactor pressure vessel, steam generator, and primary and secondary piping. In this study, we introduced the MD-portal MatDB briefly, and showed an application of the MatDB to the real case of material degradations in NPPs.

  19. MD-portal Materials Database: Effective Materials Property Information Management in Nuclear Energy Systems

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    The collective properties of the nuclear materials are defined as standard industrial codes such as ASME codes. While in service, the materials are aged and degraded, and the initial properties are changed according to the operating environments. These changes are a matter of substantial concern of the operators, regulators, and researchers in nuclear fields. Hence, the material property database considering the degradation is required, and the successful management and use of material property information must be responsive to the continuing changes and increasing complexity in nuclear engineering materials. Recently, the nuclear materials division in the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) launched a comprehensive portal website for nuclear material information, which is known as the MD-portal. The MD-portal contains various technical documents on the degradation and development of nuclear materials. Additionally, the nuclear materials database (MatDB) is incorporated in it. The MatDB covers the mechanical properties of various nuclear structural materials used as the components: a reactor pressure vessel, steam generator, and primary and secondary piping. In this study, we introduced the MD-portal MatDB briefly, and showed an application of the MatDB to the real case of material degradations in NPPs

  20. The City and the World of Work: A Critical Examination of Life in Los Angeles and Urban America in the Mid-Sixties. Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference (9th, Los Angeles, March 14-15, 1966).

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    Conference papers examining recent trends affecting the development of urban life in America are presented. "How People Look at Cities Where They Live and Work," by Anselm L. Strauss, presents sample work and life styles and their effects on perceptions of cities. "Los Angeles as a Changing Community," by Fred E. Chase, discusses problems and…

  1. Los Angeles Free-Net: an experiment in interactive telecommunication between lay members of the Los Angeles community and health care experts.

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    Bluming, A; Mittelman, P S

    1996-04-01

    The Los Angeles Free-Net, an interactive community information resource, was established in part to help community members become more effective consumers of health care services. By providing timely, expert answers to anonymously asked medical questions at no charge, we hope to decrease unnecessary physician-patient encounters, encourage effective preventive-health measures, and improve the overall results of health care in our community. Although it is too early to assess health care benefits from this system, the following observations may help guide the development of similar systems around the nation: (1) A small annual registration fee generates both moral and financial public support. (2) Demographic information from registered users can help direct attempts at enfranchising all members of the community. (3) Toll-free access, free public-instruction sessions, moderated forums, extensive volunteer help, and encryption security are encouraged, while Internet censorship is difficult and counterproductive. (4) Access to Internet resources is important, but the strength of a community system lies primarily in the sharing of expertise and resources among members of the community. (5) A critical mass of available physicians to answer questions must be matched with a critical level of question input for this type of interactive medical information resource to function in a time-sensitive fashion. PMID:8826627

  2. The Algorithm Design for Preventing URL Modified Based on MD5%基于MD5的URL防篡改算法设计

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    刘国卿

    2011-01-01

    针对常用的URL篡改攻击,提出了一种基于MD5加密的URL防篡改算法。该算法将一段哈希代码作为校验码附加到目标URL后,在页面逻辑运行完成前采用过滤器实现校验码的比对,从而完成URL是否被篡改的判断;最后,基于.NET平台实现了新链接生成模块和校验模块,并讨论了模块的部署。%For preventing URL modified, this paper proposed a algorithm design, which could be used to cheek out the modification of URL efficiently. The algorithm adds a hashed MAC to order URL,it makes it posible to learn whether the URL he modified. Furthermore,

  3. 基于MD5加密的Tornado码复制算法改进%An improved algorithm based on MD5 encryption Tornado code

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    骆正平; 陈中育; 林郁峰; 吴星同

    2015-01-01

    Tornado code based replication algorithm had the advantages of faster encoding and decoding, and could also recover the original data when some data were missing, but when the algorithm was applied to a dis-tributed storage system, the presence of data would be susceptible to theft, tampering risk. For this reason, several optimization strategies were proposed to improve the replication algorithm based on Tornado code:1 ) an encryption mechanism into replication algorithm was introduced in case of even some data were stolen there would be no worry about information leak. 2)the raw data using the MD5 algorithm to generate digital finger-prints produced a digital fingerprint when retrieving data from a distributed storage system with local digital fin-gerprint comparison, it would be easy to determine whether the data had been tampered with.%基于Tornado码的复制算法具有编解码速度比较快、部分数据丢失时亦能被恢复的优点,但将该算法应用于分布式存储系统时,存在数据易被窃取、篡改的风险。为此,对基于Tornado码的复制算法提出了改进:1)引入加密机制,使数据即使被窃取时也不用担心泄密;2)对原始数据使用MD5算法产生数字指纹,当从分布式存储系统取回数据时,计算数字指纹并与本地的数字指纹对比,就可以判断数据是否被篡改。

  4. An improved algorithm based on MD5 encryption Tornado code%基于MD5加密的Tornado码复制算法改进

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    骆正平; 陈中育; 林郁峰; 吴星同

    2015-01-01

    基于Tornado码的复制算法具有编解码速度比较快、部分数据丢失时亦能被恢复的优点,但将该算法应用于分布式存储系统时,存在数据易被窃取、篡改的风险。为此,对基于Tornado码的复制算法提出了改进:1)引入加密机制,使数据即使被窃取时也不用担心泄密;2)对原始数据使用MD5算法产生数字指纹,当从分布式存储系统取回数据时,计算数字指纹并与本地的数字指纹对比,就可以判断数据是否被篡改。%Tornado code based replication algorithm had the advantages of faster encoding and decoding, and could also recover the original data when some data were missing, but when the algorithm was applied to a dis-tributed storage system, the presence of data would be susceptible to theft, tampering risk. For this reason, several optimization strategies were proposed to improve the replication algorithm based on Tornado code:1 ) an encryption mechanism into replication algorithm was introduced in case of even some data were stolen there would be no worry about information leak. 2)the raw data using the MD5 algorithm to generate digital finger-prints produced a digital fingerprint when retrieving data from a distributed storage system with local digital fin-gerprint comparison, it would be easy to determine whether the data had been tampered with.

  5. The application of MD5 algorithm in telephone speech system software protection%MD5算法在电话语音系统软件保护中的应用

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    段青玲; 杨仁刚; 李辉

    2007-01-01

    本文首先对软件保护技术进行了简要的概述,在剖析MD5算法工作原理的基础上,提出了基于MD5加密算法的软件硬加密保护方案.该方案根据机器的CPU序列号和语音卡号使用MD5加密算法自动生成软件序列号,并对MD5加密算法的输入输出数据进行变化处理.结果显示,该方法实现了"一机一码",并已应用于某"电话语音系统"中.

  6. MD5报文摘要算法与文件系统完整性保护%MD5 Message Digest Algorithm and Protection of File System Integrity

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    李杰; 张学旺

    2003-01-01

    MD5报文摘要算法是一种应用广泛的提取数字指纹的算法.文件系统完成性保护利用MD5算法产生文件或对象的数字指纹以识别它们的微小变化而实施保护.本文详细剖析了MD5算法的工作原理,以及基于MD5算法的文件系统完整性检查程序的原理、设计和实现.

  7. A Greedy Algorithm to solve md-MST Problem Based on Edgeexchange%一种基于边交换的贪心算法求解md-MST问题

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    赵磊; 刘辉; 魏书堤; 陈坚祯; 林睦纲

    2015-01-01

    通过对最小度限制最小生成树(md-MST)问题性质进行分析,提出了一种基于边交换的贪心算法.算法先用贪心算法生成一棵生成树ST,然后对生成树ST经过边交换调整,得到满足问题约束条件的可行解,再对生成树ST进行进一步边交换优化,得到md-MST问题的最优解或接近最优解的近似解.实验证明,算法能在短时间内求出大规模顶点随机图的md-MST,是一种非常实用的求解md-MST问题的精确算法.

  8. Mga Lente sa Likod ng Lente: Isang Panimulang Pag-aaral ng Ilang Litratong Kuha ni Xander Angeles

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    Full Text Available Ang pangalang Xander Angeles ay kilala bilang isa sa mga in-demand napangalan sa mundo ng fashion at advertisement sa Pilipinas. Kakabit ngpangalang ito ang samut-saring lokal at internasyunal na parangal; idagdag pa rito ang isang advertising company, isang modelling agency, at isang fashion and photography school.

  9. The Relationship between Parenting, Acculturation, and Adolescent Academics in Mexican-Origin Immigrant Families in Los Angeles.

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    Plunkett, Scott W.; Bamaca-Gomez, Mayra Y.

    2003-01-01

    A study examining Mexican-born parents' influence on their children's academic outcomes surveyed 273 Mexican American students attending three Los Angeles high schools. Girls reported higher academic motivation and educational aspirations than boys. Parent behaviors of helping, monitoring, and supporting positively affected academic motivation.…

  10. Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Monterey Formation, Los Angeles Basin Province, California, 2015

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    Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Charpentier, Ronald R.; Klett, Timothy R.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Pitman, Janet K.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Hawkins, Sarah J.; Le, Phuong A.; Lillis, Paul G.; Marra, Kristen R.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.; Schenk, Christopher J.

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    Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed technically recoverable mean resources of 13 million barrels of oil, 22 billion cubic feet of gas, and 1 million barrels of natural gas liquids in the Monterey Formation of the Los Angeles Basin Province, California.

  11. 77 FR 11571 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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    ..., institution or Federal agency that has control of the Native American cultural items. The National Park... National Park Service Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA... consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition...

  12. Hate Crime in the 1980's: A Decade of Bigotry. A Report to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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    A report on hate-crimes in the 1980s in Los Angeles County (California) found that these acts had increased in number. Hate crimes are defined as criminal acts directed at an individual, institution, or business expressly because of race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. Over the period 1980 to 1989, religiously motivated hate crimes…

  13. Body Image of Dancers in Los Angeles: The Cult of Slenderness and Media Influence among Dance Students

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    Heiland, Teresa L.; Murray, Darrin S.; Edley, Paige P.

    2008-01-01

    Body image and self-esteem are examined through personal stories among Los Angeles college dancers who grew up in the Hollywood culture of the cult of slenderness. The study incorporates a body image survey, eating disorder screen, and an interview process capturing dancers' lived experiences with daily pressures. Dancers reveal their experiences…

  14. Making Cultura Count inside and out of the Classroom: Public Art & Critical Pedagogy in South Central Los Angeles

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    In this article, artist, educator, and activist Luis-Genaro Garcia describes the development and impact of the "May Day service learning project" on his advanced painting class in a high school in South Los Angeles. The project emerged from students' interests: their ideas, concerns for their community, socio-political consciousness, and…

  15. 76 FR 43721 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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    ... consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of... Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under... culture. There are burial records that describe the excavation of each burial and include field...

  16. Energy transition or incremental change? Green policy agendas and the adaptability of the urban energy regime in Los Angeles

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    Drawing on recent research in urban policy studies and social studies of technology, this paper examines the capability of urban energy regimes in adapting to environmental policy pressures. Focusing on the case of the City of Los Angeles, we critically analyze the transformative capacity of the city's recent energy and climate policies and the innovation patterns of its urban infrastructure regime. This case study suggests that despite considerable success in switching from coal to renewable energies, the patterns of sociotechnical change in Los Angeles still tend to supplement and sustain the existing regime. Sociotechnical change in Los Angeles tends to unfold incrementally through adjustments within the established patterns of the existing regime. - Highlights: • Theory-guided case study on the transition of the urban energy regime in Los Angeles. • Evaluation of the transformative capacity of environmental policies. • Assessment of the adaptability and innovation patterns of urban infrastructure regimes. • The policy changes have sustained the existing regime and unfold incrementally

  17. A Health Probe in College Students Living in Los Angeles and in Taiwan: Dietary Pattern, Physical Activity and Energy Balance

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    Wang, Li Hui; Yang, Hsin Ling; Chen, Yin Chang; Davis, Rebecca; Schwartz, Miriam E.; Tam, Chick F.

    2008-01-01

    The objective was to examine differences of dietary pattern, physical activity and energy balance in 240 college students with 137 of them enrolled in California State University, Los Angeles (LA) and the other 93 enrolled in China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan (TW). A three-day dietary record and a 24-hour physical activity journal were…

  18. Toxic School Sites in Los Angeles: Weaknesses in the Site Acquisition Process. Special Report of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.

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    A special report of the California Legislature's Joint Legislative Audit Committee addresses the school site acquisition process to attempt to discern how the system has allowed a minimum of nine Los Angeles public schools to be built on toxic lands. The report examines two such sites, the Jefferson Middle School (JMS) and the combined elementary…

  19. Framing Peace as Violence: Television News Depictions of the 2007 Police Attack on Immigrant Rights Marchers in Los Angeles

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    Santa Ana, Otto; Lopez, Layza; Munguia, Edgar

    2010-01-01

    This study examines two successive days of U.S. television news coverage of the May 1, 2007, immigration rights rally in Los Angeles. As thousands of demonstrators appealed peacefully for comprehensive immigration policy reform, they were assailed by 450 police officers firing munitions and using truncheons. We evaluated fifty-one television news…

  20. Portfolio District Reform Meets School Turnaround: Early Implementation Findings from the Los Angeles Public School Choice Initiative

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    Marsh, Julie A.; Strunk, Katharine O.; Bush, Susan

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Despite the popularity of school "turnaround" and "portfolio district" management as solutions to low performance, there has been limited research on these strategies. The purpose of this paper is to address this gap by exploring the strategic case of Los Angeles Unified School District's Public School Choice…

  1. Perceived and actual environmental benefits of the Los Angeles urban forest

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    Pataki, D. E.; McCarthy, H. R.

    2011-12-01

    There has been a widespread movement to plant more trees and increase canopy cover in cities throughout the United States, in order to enhance ecosystem services provided by urban forests. The city of Los Angeles has been engaged in a widespread tree planting program with the goal of increasing tree cover, particularly in low income neighborhoods. However, the Los Angeles urban forest is almost entirely non-native, located predominately in former semi-arid shrublands and grasslands. We used multiple approaches to evaluate environmental costs and benefits of urban trees in Los Angeles, both as they are perceived by local residents, as well as actual physical impacts of urban tree processes on the environment. We conducted an internet survey of attitudes and preferences for specific tree functional types, ecosystem services, and potential costs. We also directly measured urban forest structure and function including species and functional biodiversity, transpiration, basal area increments, hydraulic architecture, and leaf gas exchange. We translated these processes into categories of ecosystem services and costs such as water use, latent heat fluxes, water use efficiency, growth rates, sensitivity to drought stress, and aesthetic traits (flowering, fruiting, etc.). We found that provision of shade by urban trees is highly valued by local residents, and in fact, the urban forest has a significant impact on surface temperatures. Aesthetics benefits are also commonly cited as desirable traits. Although aesthetic and other cultural ecosystem services are difficult to quantify, we found spatial patterns in aesthetic traits influenced by neighborhood socioeconomic variables. Local residents seemed less concerned about the water use of irrigated urban trees, but we found significant rates of transpiration in urban trees and forest plots depending on species that may be important in the local hydrologic budget, which is increasingly constrained by water shortages. There was

  2. Lagoon microbialites on Isla Angel de la Guarda and associated peninsular shores, Gulf of California (Mexico)

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    Johnson, Markes E.; Ledesma-Vázquez, Jorge; Backus, David H.; González, Maria R.

    2012-07-01

    Examples of two closed lagoons with extensive growth of Recent microbialites showing variable surface morphology and internal structure are found on Isla Angel de la Guarda in the Gulf of California. Comparable lagoonal microbialites also occur ashore from Ensenada El Quemado on the adjacent peninsular mainland of Baja California. The perimeters of all three lagoons feature crusted structures indicative of thrombolites with a knobby surface morphology 2 cm to 3 cm in relief and internal clotting without any sign of laminations. Outward from this zone, thrombolitic construction thins to merge with a white calcified crust below which a soft substratum of dark organic material 4 cm to 6 cm in thickness is concealed. The substratum is laminated and heavily mucilaginous, as observed along the edges of extensive shrinkage cracks in the overlying crust. The thrombolitic crust is anchored to the shore, while the thinner crust and associated stromatolitic mats float on the surface of the lagoons. Laboratory cultures of the dark organic material yielded the solitary cyanobacterium Chroococcidiopsis as the predominant taxon interspersed with filamentous forms. In decreasing order of abundance, other morphotypes present include Phormidium, Oscillatoria, Geitlerinema, Chroococus, and probably Spirulina. The larger of the two island lagoons follows an east-west azimuth and covers 0.225 km2, while the smaller lagoon has a roughly north-south axis and covers only 0.023 km2. The salinity of water in the smaller lagoon was measured as148 ppt. Pliocene strata along the edge of the smaller modern lagoon include siltstone bearing calcified platelets suggestive of a microbial origin. Dry lagoons abandoned during the later Quaternary occur inland at higher elevations on the island, but retain no fossils except for sporadic white crusts cemented on cobbles around distinct margins. Raised Quaternary lagoons parallel to the big lagoon on Isla Angel de la Guarda are partly obscured by flood

  3. Quantifying sources of methane and light alkanes in the Los Angeles Basin, California

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    Peischl, Jeff; Ryerson, Thomas; Atlas, Elliot; Blake, Donald; Brioude, Jerome; Daube, Bruce; de Gouw, Joost; Frost, Gregory; Gentner, Drew; Gilman, Jessica; Goldstein, Allen; Harley, Robert; Holloway, John; Kuster, William; Santoni, Gregory; Trainer, Michael; Wofsy, Steven; Parrish, David

    2013-04-01

    We use ambient measurements to apportion the relative contributions of different source sectors to the methane (CH4) emissions budget of a U.S. megacity. This approach uses ambient measurements of methane and C2-C5 alkanes (ethane through pentanes) and includes source composition information to distinguish between methane emitted from landfills and feedlots, wastewater treatment plants, tailpipe emissions, leaks of dry natural gas in pipelines and/or local seeps, and leaks of locally produced (unprocessed) natural gas. Source composition information can be taken from existing tabulations or developed by direct sampling of emissions using a mobile platform. By including C2-C5 alkane information, a linear combination of these source signatures can be found to match the observed atmospheric enhancement ratios to determine relative emissions strengths. We apply this technique to apportion CH4 emissions in Los Angeles, CA (L.A.) using data from the CalNex field project in 2010. Our analysis of L.A. atmospheric data shows the two largest CH4 sources in the city are emissions of gas from pipelines and/or from geologic seeps (47%), and emissions from landfills (40%). Local oil and gas production is a relatively minor source of CH4, contributing 8% of total CH4 emissions in L.A. Absolute CH4 emissions rates are derived by multiplying the observed CH4/CO enhancement ratio by State of California inventory values for carbon monoxide (CO) emissions in Los Angeles. Apportioning this total suggests that emissions from the combined natural and anthropogenic gas sources account for the differences between top-down and bottom-up CH4 estimates previously published for Los Angeles. Further, total CH4 emission attributed in our analysis to local gas extraction represents 17% of local production. While a derived leak rate of 17% of local production may seem unrealistically high, it is qualitatively consistent with the 12% reported in a recent state inventory survey of the L.A. oil and

  4. A Method that Preventing URL Attack Based on MD5 Encryption Algorithm%一种采用MD5加密算法防止URL攻击的方法

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    张杰; 李华伟; 周立军

    2011-01-01

    在简要分析当前URL攻击手段的基础上,提出一种使用MD5加密算法有效防止URL攻击的方法,按照URL合法性检测流程,设计基于Java MVC轻量级框架Struts的测试方案,比较MD5和DES算法在URL参数加密过程中的性能.

  5. Application of MD5 Encryption Algorithm in Registration and Login Verification Module%MD5加密算法在注册及登录验证模块中的应用

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    周小红; 周建伙

    2015-01-01

    With the development of Internet technology,information security is becoming more and more popular.This pa-per introduces the basic principle of the MD5 encryption algorithm.The application of MD5 encryption algorithm in the regis-tration and login verification module in the.NET environment through Visual C# is introduced in detail.The security of MD5 al-gorithm is analyzed.Final y,put forward and realize the improvement method.%随着互联网技术的发展,信息安全越来越受到人们的关注。介绍了MD5加密算法的基本原理,详细介绍如何在。 NET环境下通过Visual C#实现MD5加密算法在注册及登录验证模块中的应用。分析MD5算法的安全性,最后提出并实现自己的改进方法。

  6. MD5加密算法改进及其特征码在杀毒软件中的应用%An improved MD5 encryption algorithm and application in anti-virus software

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    贾晓强

    2015-01-01

    文章分析了MD5算法发展、危机、碰撞分析并加入"盐值"对算法做了改进,然后给出了其C++的具体实现算法;分析MD5特征码的特点构建了特征库配置文件,用VC实现了基于特征码的杀毒软件,此软件能根据文件特征码(MD5值)成功删除可疑文件。%The paper analyzed the development, crisis and the collision of the MD5 algorithm,by adding the"salt value", the algorithm has been improved. And then gived the concrete implementation of the algorithm with c++language;Analysis of the characteristics of the MD5 signature feature ,database configuration file is constructed, using VC implementation anti-virus software based on signature feature, the software can according to the file signature (MD5 value) successfully delete suspicious files.

  7. Starting School Healthy and Ready to Learn: Using Social Indicators to Improve School Readiness in Los Angeles County

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    Cheryl Wold, MPH

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundSchool readiness is an important public health outcome, determined by a set of interdependent health and developmental trajectories and influenced by a child’s family, school, and community environments. The same factors that influence school readiness also influence educational success and health throughout life.ContextA California cigarette tax ballot initiative (Proposition 10 created new resources for children aged 0 to 5 years and their families statewide through county-level First 5 commissions, including First 5 LA in Los Angeles County. An opportunity to define and promote school readiness indicators was facilitated by collaborative relationships with a strong emphasis on data among First 5 LA, the Children’s Planning Council, and the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, and other child-serving organizations. MethodsA workgroup developed school readiness goals and indicators based on recommendations of the National Education Goals Panel and five key domains of child well-being: 1 good health, 2 safety and survival, 3 economic well-being, 4 social and emotional well-being, and 5 education/workforce readiness.ConsequencesThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and First 5 LA Commission adopted the school readiness indicators. First 5 LA incorporated the indicators into the results-based accountability framework for its strategic plan and developed a community-oriented report designed to educate and spur school readiness-oriented action. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a countywide consensus-building plan designed to engage key stakeholders in the use of the indicators for planning, evaluation, and community-building activities.InterpretationSchool readiness indicators in Los Angeles County represent an important step forward for public health practice, namely, the successful blending of an expanded role for assessment with the ecological model.

  8. 浅谈六种加密算法之三——MD5算法

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    周庆

    2005-01-01

    MD5的全称是“nessage-digest algorithm 5”(信息-摘要算法),它是90年代初由MIT计算机科学实验室和RSA Data Security Inc联合开发,并经过MD2、MD3和MD4逐渐演变而来的。其主要作用是让大容量信息在用数字签名软件签署私人“密匙”前被“压缩”成一种保密的格式(就是把一个任意长度的字符串转变成一定长度的大整数),

  9. 33 CFR 207.100 - Inland waterway from Delaware River to Chesapeake Bay, Del. and Md. (Chesapeake and Delaware...

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    ... River to Chesapeake Bay, Del. and Md., between Reedy Point, Delaware River, and Old Town Point Wharf... located at Reedy Point and Old Town Point Wharf. These traffic lights are described in the rules...

  10. Risky Sexual Behaviors among a Sample of Gang-identified Youth in Los Angeles

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    Sanders, Bill; Lankenau, Stephen E.; Jackson-Bloom, Jennifer

    2011-01-01

    Gang youth are at an increased likelihood of participating in unsafe sexual behaviors and at an elevated risk of exposure to sexually transmitted infection (STIs), including HIV. This manuscript presents quantitative and qualitative data on sexual behaviors among a sample of predominately heterosexual, male gang youth aged 16 to 25 years interviewed in Los Angeles between 2006 and 2007 (n = 60). In particular, sexual identity, initiation and frequency of sex, and number of sexual partners; use of condoms, children, and other pregnancies; group sex; and STIs and sex with drug users. We argue that gang youth are a particular public health concern, due to their heightened risky sexual activity, and that behavioral interventions targeting gang youth need to include a component on reducing sexual risks and promoting safe sexual health. PMID:21949598

  11. In the postmodern mirror: intertextuality in Angels and Insects by Antonia Susan Byatt

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    Buda Agata

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to analyse the novel Angels and Insects by Antonia Susan Byatt in terms of intertextual references. The author’s assumptions are based on the categorisation by Ryszard Nycz, who distinguishes three major types of intertexts: text versus text, text versus literary genre and text versus mimesis. Byatt uses intertextuality mainly to comment on the role of nature in the world, as well as to enhance the importance of human relationship with nature. Moreover, the writer moves towards literary criticism, discussing poems by famous artists, such as Alfred Tennyson or John Milton. In this way, the novel by Byatt is also an example of metafiction. All the narration techniques used by the English writer make the novel a typically postmodern work of art.

  12. Unequal Protection: Secondhand Smoke Threatens Health of Tenants in Multi-Unit Housing in Los Angeles.

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    Meng, Ying-Ying; Rahman, Tamanna; Hanaya, Daniel; Lam, Vanessa; Gomez, Marlene; Toy, Peggy; Wallace, Steven P

    2016-03-01

    Secondhand smoke is dangerous to a person's health at any level of exposure. Yet policies that prevent smoking are not in place for a majority of market-rate multi-unit housing complexes, according to a new survey of nearly 1,000 apartment dwellers in the city of Los Angeles. Approximately 37 percent of respondents reported that secondhand smoke had drifted into their apartments in the past year. Households with members of vulnerable populations, such as children or individuals with chronic conditions, are more likely to report smoke drifting from adjacent units. Four out of five respondents--including more than half of those who self-reported currently smoking--supported a smoke-free policy in common areas and/or individual units. PMID:27197310

  13. HIV transmission in the adult film industry--Los Angeles, California, 2004.

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    2005-09-23

    In April 2004, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LACDHS) received reports of work-related exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the heterosexual segment of the adult film industry in California. This report summarizes an investigation by LACDHS into four work-related HIV-transmission cases among adult film industry workers. The investigation was initiated April 20, 2004, and joined by the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) on April 21, 2004, and by CDC on May 18, 2004. This investigation identified important and remediable gaps in the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the adult film industry. PMID:16177683

  14. Quantitative x-ray diffraction mineralogy of Los Angeles basin core samples

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    Hein, James R.; McIntyre, Brandie R.; Edwards, Brian D.; Lakota, Orion I.

    2006-01-01

    This report contains X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis of mineralogy for 81 sediment samples from cores taken from three drill holes in the Los Angeles Basin in 2000-2001. We analyzed 26 samples from Pier F core, 29 from Pier C core, and 26 from the Webster core. These three sites provide an offshore-onshore record across the Southern California coastal zone. This report is designed to be a data repository; these data will be used in further studies, including geochemical modeling as part of the CABRILLO project. Summary tables quantify the major mineral groups, whereas detailed mineralogy is presented in three appendices. The rationale, methodology, and techniques are described in the following paper.

  15. The origins of the Olympic Village: Los Angeles 1932 and Berlin 1936.

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    Massimo Bortolotti

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Regarding the transformations produced by the housing projects for the Olympic Games, the construction and following reuse of the Olympic Villages is an interesting studying matter. During the hundred-year-old history of the modern Olympics the realization of the Olympic Village, which finds reference in the de Coubertin’s writings, and the town planning transformations, to this correlated, have revealed in different ways. The essay mainly concerns the origins of the Olympic Village and the first settlements which characterized the Games in the thirties: Los Angeles 1932 and Berlin 1936. In these two cities, even though with different motivations, politico-economical stimulus and different images, the prototypes of the modern Olympic sport facilities, which find in the village an in the stadium the symbol of the event, were born.

  16. HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL EDUCATION AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

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    Blekhman, David

    2011-09-30

    California State University, Los Angeles, has partnered with the Department of Energy in addressing the workforce preparation and public education needs of the fuel cell industry and the US economy through a comprehensive set of curriculum development and training activities: * Developing and offering several courses in fuel cell technologies, hydrogen and alternative fuels production, alternative and renewable energy technologies as means of zero emissions hydrogen economy, and sustainable environment. * Establishing a zero emissions PEM fuel cell and hydrogen laboratory supporting curriculum and graduate students teaching and research experiences. * Providing engaging capstone projects for multi-disciplinary teams of senior undergraduate students. * Fostering partnerships with automotive OEMs and energy providers. * Organizing and participating in synergistic projects and activities that grow the program and assure its sustainability.

  17. Diurnal tracking of anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the Los Angeles basin megacity during spring, 2010

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    K. R. Gurney

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Attributing observed CO2 variations to human or natural cause is critical to deducing and tracking emissions from observations. We have used in situ CO2, CO, and planetary boundary layer height (PBLH measurements recorded during the CalNex-LA (CARB et al., 2008 ground campaign of 15 May–15 June 2010, in Pasadena, CA, to deduce the diurnally varying anthropogenic component of observed CO2 in the megacity of Los Angeles (LA. This affordable and simple technique, validated by carbon isotope observations, is shown to robustly attribute observed CO2 variation to anthropogenic or biogenic origin. During CalNex-LA, local fossil fuel combustion contributed up to ~50 % of the observed CO2 enhancement overnight, and ~100 % during midday. This suggests midday column observations over LA, such as those made by satellites relying on reflected sunlight, can be used to track anthropogenic emissions.

  18. "Weak-Center" Gentrification and the Contradictions of Containment: deconcentrating poverty in downtown Los Angeles.

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    Reese, Ellen; DeVerteuil, Geoffrey; Thach, Leanne

    2010-01-01

    This case study of recent efforts to deconcentrate poverty within the Skid Row area of Los Angeles examines processes of "weak-center" gentrification as it applies to a "service dependent ghetto," thus filling two key gaps in prior scholarship. We document the collaboration between the government, business and development interests, and certain non-profit agencies in this process and identify two key mechanisms of poverty deconcentration: housing/service displacement and the criminalization of low income residents. Following Harvey, we argue that these efforts are driven by pressures to find a "spatial fix" for capital accumulation through Downtown redevelopment. This process has been hotly contested, however, illustrating the strength of counter-pressures to gentrification/poverty deconcentration within "weak-center" urban areas. PMID:20827846

  19. A Condom Distribution Program in the Los Angeles Men's Central Jail: Sheriff Deputies' Attitudes and Opinions.

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    McCuller, William J; Harawa, Nina T

    2014-06-16

    The K6G unit of Los Angeles Men's Central Jail is comprised of males who have sex with males (MSM), whether gay, bisexual, or transgender. Within this unit, condoms are distributed to inmates, one condom per week. The current study was conducted to better understand the experiences and opinions of jail staff as they pertain to the condom distribution program's effectiveness and impact on jail safety and management. A total of 10 staff interviews were conducted with the unit's line staff (n = 8) and administrative personnel (n = 2). Findings suggest that despite the contradictory "mixed message" that jail staff felt the program sent, it causes few operational or safety concerns and is perceived to be beneficial to public health. PMID:24934837

  20. Angel's share combats wine fraud: (14)C dating of wine without opening the bottle.

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    Fahrni, Simon M; Fuller, Benjamin T; Southon, John R

    2015-09-01

    The problem of fraud continues to plague the wine industry, and detecting cases where the original bottle has been refilled with an inferior vintage is especially difficult. A novel noninvasive procedure presented here relies on radiocarbon dating the so-called angel's share: the trace amounts of ethanol and other gases that diffuse into and through the cork as bottled wine ages and matures. These are collected by applying a vacuum to the top of the bottle and cryo-trapping the extracted gas, leaving the liquid contents untouched. Vintage verification is therefore possible without exposing the liquid contents to the atmosphere, which may render a bottle costing tens of thousands of dollars worthless for later resale and consumption. The method also has a potential for stable isotope ratio as well as chemical analysis to find indications for fraud or spoilage of fine and rare wines as well as other liquids with cork stoppers. PMID:26258285

  1. Case-control study of intracranial meningiomas in women in Los Angeles County, California

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    A case-control study was conducted among women in Los Angeles County to investigate possible causes of intracranial meningiomas. Questionnaires sought information from patients and from a neighbor of each one on characteristics and past experiences that might be associated with the development of this disease. Information was obtained on 188 matched patient-neighbor pairs. Three primary factors appeared to be associated with meningioma occurrence: 1) a history of head trauma (odds ratio = 2.0, p = 0.01), 2) consumption of certain cured meats (odds ratio = 2.8, p = less than 0.01), and 3) exposure to medical and dental diagnostic X-rays to the head. For diagnostic X-rays, the strongest association was with early exposure (less than 20 yr old) to full-mouth dental X-ray series

  2. A Condom Distribution Program in the Los Angeles Men's Central Jail: Sheriff Deputy's Attitudes and Opinions

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    McCuller, William J.; Harawa, Nina T.

    2014-01-01

    The K6G unit of Los Angeles Men's Central Jail (MCJ) is comprised of males who have sex with males (MSM), whether gay, bisexual or transgender. Within this unit, condoms are distributed to inmates, one condom per week. The current study was conducted to better understand the experiences and opinions of jail staff as it pertains to the condom distribution program's effectiveness and impact on jail safety and management. A total of 10 staff interviews were conducted with the unit's line staff (n=8) and administrative personnel (n=2). Findings suggest that despite the contradictory “mixed message” that jail staff felt the program sent, it causes few operational or safety concerns and is perceived to be beneficial to public health. PMID:24934837

  3. Cyber against punk: Greg Bear’s Queen of Angels as metamorphosed cyberpunk

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    Full Text Available Recent American science fiction (which commercially dominates world science fiction incorporates two schools of thought, ‘cyberpunk' and ‘hard SF’. which may be read to embody, respectively, radical/liberal and patriotic/ conservative propaganda. This article, after attempting to define aspects of these schools, examines Queen of Angels by Greg Bear (who before producing that text had been a proponent of hard SF. This text is shown to have strong elements of cyberpunk (possibly, to judge by one critical review, appealing to a cyberpunk audience but to have transformed and inverted the radical and liberal themes of cyberpunk into conservative themes. The text thus illuminates philosophical and technical differences between the schools. It is suggested that the imagery of cyberpunk, and perhaps that of science fiction in general, is liable to such reversals of ideological significance.

  4. Evaluating the Impact of Conservation Measures on Urban Water Fluxes in Los Angeles, California

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    Manago, K. F.; Hogue, T. S.

    2015-12-01

    California is experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record. In response, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted emergency regulations in May, implementing a mandatory 25% statewide reduction in potable urban water use. Prior to this, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power had implemented mandatory restrictions and a pricing increase in 2009 and 2010, respectively to encourage reduced consumption. Understanding where conservation measures are having the greatest impact and how it is affecting water fluxes throughout the basin is critical, especially when considering the push for increased reliance on local water resources. Los Angeles is selected as the study area due to its high degree of urbanization, while the Ballona Creek watershed is used for runoff analysis due to the lack of dams and wastewater treatment plants altering flow in the channel. Utilizing a combination of runoff gages, groundwater monitoring well data, consumption data, and hydrologic models, we aim to evaluate how hydrologic processes have been influenced by water conservation measures. The work focuses on how changes in outdoor water use have influenced discharge patterns and groundwater recharge since most of the water conservation efforts have been focused on decreasing landscape irrigation. Previous work has shown that outdoor irrigation rates have decreased after the implementation of conservation measures, causing a decrease in vegetation greenness across the city. Runoff has also significantly decreased, especially dry season discharge. Further work is also being conducted to evaluate changes to evapotranspiration, using a combination of NLDAS model results and CIMIS reference ET data, as well as groundwater and recharge, utilizing a Bayesian Hierarchical model to fill missing groundwater monitoring well data. Results provide improved understanding of response to, and impacts of, conservation measures which ultimately allow for better water resources management

  5. Predicting tree water use and drought tolerance from leaf traits in the Los Angeles urban ecosystem

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    John, G. P.; Scoffoni, C.; Sack, L.

    2013-12-01

    Urban green space provides a suite of valuable ecosystem services. In semiarid systems, like Los Angeles, trees rely primarily on irrigation water for transpiration. Managers may need to reduce irrigation associated with urban trees given climate change, urban expansion, and the steady decrease in available freshwater. While leaf and whole plant water relations have been extensively studied, we are only now gaining a detailed understanding of diverse leaf anatomical designs, and their use for predicting physiology and water use at landscape scale. For 50 diverse urban species, we quantified leaf anatomical and physiological traits important to tree drought tolerance and water use efficiency including turgor loss point, vein architecture, cellular anatomy, leaf mass per unit area, and petiole and leaf dimensions. We hypothesized detailed relationships to develop models relating leaf functional traits to tree water relations. These models provide key insights regarding the role of anatomical designs in leaf stress tolerance and water use efficiency. Additionally we predicted how traits measured at the leaf level would scale with existing data for individuals at the whole plant level. We tested our predictions by determining correlations between leaf level anatomical traits and drought tolerance. Additionally, we determined correlations between functional traits, physiology and water use, and the climate of origin for the urban species. Leaf level measurements will be valuable for rapid estimation of more difficult to measure whole plant water relations traits important at the landscape scale. The Los Angeles urban ecosystem can serve as a model for other semiarid system and provide more informed system wide water conservation strategies.

  6. Amplification and Attenuation in the Los Angeles and Kanto Sedimentary Basins using the Ambient Seismic Field

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    Denolle, M.; Prieto, G.; Lawrence, J. F.; Beroza, G. C.; Hirata, N.; Nakagawa, S.; Miyake, H.; Kasahara, K.; Sakai, S.; Aketagawa, T.; Kimura, H.

    2010-12-01

    Ground motion prediction is traditionally estimated in seismic hazard analysis using parametric scaling relations, which are often referred to as "attenuation relations." Increasingly, seismologists are turning to simulation-based hazard analysis. There are at least two reasons for this. First, it allows seismologists to overcome the scarcity of data from large events in the data. Second, it exploits our growing knowledge of the geological complexity of the Earth's crust and our ability to model wave propagation through it. The accuracy of these simulations is critical to their use for risk reduction, but is limited by our incomplete knowledge of the elastic and anelastic structure of the subsurface. The situation is particularly acute for sedimentary basins that underlie densely populated urban centers such as Los Angeles and Tokyo, both because the exposure is so high, and because it is difficult to obtain new images of Earth structure in urban settings. In this study, we show how ambient seismic field analysis can improve this situation. We take the advantage of the dense seismic networks in those areas and use 9 months of continuous records for about 180 stations from the Southern Californian Seismic Networks for Los Angeles and 6 months of a combination of 190 MeSO-net stations and 110 Hi-net instruments in Tokyo area. We estimate the basin amplification of these comparable urban centers with ambient field transfer function, or impulse response. The ambient seismic field also provides constraints on the attenuation signal in surface waves, and hence on the anelastic structure of the Earth. We exploit this by using the real part of the complex coherence to estimate the attenuation coefficient of Rayleigh waves, and from it variations in the anelastic structure. We acknowledge the support by the Special Project for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation in Tokyo Metropolitan Area from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.

  7. Seismicity patterns before MD >= 4.1 earthquakes in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia (northeastern Italy) and western Slovenia areas

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    Gentili, Stefania; Bressan, Gianni

    2007-01-01

    International audience The spatial-temporal pattern of seismicity, preceding 5 moderate-sized earthquakes with MD ≥ 4.1, that occurred in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region (northeastern Italy) and in western Slovenia, is investigated with the Region-Time-Length (RTL) and the PI algorithms. These algorithms were originally formulated to reveal the variation of seismicity patterns before large earthquakes. The RTL algorithm detects seismic quiescences before the 1996 Claut earthquake (MD 4.3)...

  8. An assessment of communication skills of the MD/MS students of institute of medicine in Nepal

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    Jagdish Prasad Agrawal; Mandira Shahi

    2013-01-01

    Introduction The main objective of this study was to assess the level of interpersonal communication skills of MD/MS resident doctors and to provide recommendations for the future. Methods Descriptive, cross sectional, qualitative and quantitative research design was used. 7- point Likert scale (0 to 6) MAAS-Global scoring instrument was used. The subjects of the research were the MD/MS residents from various departments of Maharajgunj Medical Campus (MMC) of Institute of Medicine, Maharajgu...

  9. Message Digest Algorithm 5 Apply in PHP+MYSQL%MD5算法在PHP+MYSQL中的应用

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    苟玮; 姚旺生; 郭福亮

    2007-01-01

    在以web形式提供服务的系统中,用户从浏览器登录服务器数据库时,信息的安全性至关重要.主要讨论MD5算法在PHP+MYSQL中的应用,分析MD5算法的不足并提出了解决方法.

  10. House M.D.: the monitoring of life, crime and disease in the age of its technical visuality

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    Ivana Bentes

    2011-01-01

    When the body, the subjectivity and disease are converted into medical information, statistics and ballistics, MRI, contrasts, maps and images, they appear as new actors and dramatic elements in contemporary fiction, especially in series as House M.D. and CSI. In this article, we analyze some House M.D. episodes, highlighting how these body visualization technologies, genetic mapping, diagnostics, monitoring procedures, equipment for production of evidences of every kind (medical and criminal...

  11. Diet and Obesity in Los Angeles County 2007–2012: Is there a measurable effect of the 2008 “Fast-Food Ban”?

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    Sturm, Roland; Hattori, Aiko

    2015-01-01

    We evaluate the impact of “Los Angeles Fast-Food Ban”, a zoning regulation that restricts opening/remodeling of standalone fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles since 2008. Food retail permits issued after the ban are more often for small food/convenience stores and less often for larger restaurants not part of a chain in South Los Angeles compared to other areas; there are no significant differences in the share of new fast-food chain outlets, other chain restaurants, or large food mark...

  12. The MD Design - a cool concept for geologic disposal of radioactive waste

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    The scheduled disposal capacity for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive wastes (HLW) is inadequate and the estimated supply of recoverable uranium for continued nuclear energy production is scarce in the beginning of the 21st century. Hence, the development of a safe method for permanent disposal of HLW is an imminent global imperative to the continued development and use of nuclear energy, as is the prudent use of available uranium resources. However, permanent disposal of HLW poses a potential long-term public health and environmental hazard (risk) presenting unprecedented scientific challenges as well as moral, ethical and political concerns. The Minimum Disturbance to the Geologic Setting (MD) Design is an integrated, generic, low-temperature (cool), cradle-to-grave, radioactive waste management system for safe geologic disposal of radioactive waste. The application of the MD Design introduced in this paper is a safe and cost-effective geologic repository for permanent disposal of HLW. The main safety features are: Highly focused site selection and site characterization; mechanical mining; maximum near-field geologic setting temperature of 90 degrees Centigrade (degrees C) (194 degrees Fahrenheit [degrees F]); long-term primary (substantial) radionuclide containment by the engineered barriers system (EBS); long-term near-field monitoring; and a three-tiered licensing process. The main cost-effective features are: Concurrent construction and operation; remote controlled handling and in-room emplacement of HLW; and ready long-term access to the emplaced HLW. The unique combination of new and old safety and HLW disposal concepts in the MD Design offers potential solutions to three global HLW disposal problems; credible validation of safety assessments; enhanced HLW disposal capacity; and ready long-term access to a reusable, scarce natural energy resource - uranium

  13. A workshop on leadership for senior MD-PhD students.

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    Meador, Catherine B; Parang, Bobak; Musser, Melissa A; Haliyur, Rachana; Owens, David A; Dermody, Terence S

    2016-01-01

    Leadership skills are essential for a successful career as a physician-scientist, yet many MD-PhD training programs do not offer formal training in leadership. The Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) previously established a 2-day leadership workshop that has been held biennially since 2006 for students in the first and second years of the graduate school portion of combined MD and PhD training (G1/G2 students). Workshop attendees have consistently rated this workshop as a highly effective experience. However, opportunities for structured training in leadership competencies during the subsequent 3-5 years of MD-PhD training are limited. Given the success of the G1/G2 leadership workshop and the need for continuity in this model of leadership training, we developed a half-day workshop for MSTP students in the clinical years of medical school (M3/M4 students) to foster continued training in leadership. Our workshop curriculum, based in part on original cases drafted by Vanderbilt MSTP students, provides concrete strategies to manage conflict and navigate leadership transitions in the physician-scientist career path. The curriculum emphasizes both short-term competencies, such as effective participation as a member of a clinical team, and long-term competencies, such as leadership of a research team, division, or department. Our inaugural senior leadership workshop, held in August, 2015, was judged by student participants to be well organized and highly relevant to leadership concepts and skills. It will be offered biennially in our training curriculum for M3 and M4 MSTP students. PMID:27499363

  14. Constant-pH MD Simulations of an Oleic Acid Bilayer.

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    Vila-Viçosa, Diogo; Teixeira, Vitor H; Baptista, António M; Machuqueiro, Miguel

    2015-05-12

    Oleic acid is a simple molecule with an aliphatic chain and a carboxylic group whose ionization and, consequently, intermolecular interactions are strongly dependent on the solution pH. The titration curve of these molecules was already obtained using different experimental methods, which have shown the lipid bilayer assemblies to be stable between pH 7.0 and 9.0. In this work, we take advantage of our recent implementations of periodic boundary conditions in Poisson-Boltzmann calculations and ionic strength treatment in simulations of charged lipid bilayers, and we studied the ionization dependent behavior of an oleic acid bilayer using a new extension of the stochastic titration constant-pH MD method. With this new approach, we obtained titration curves that are in good agreement with the experimental data. Also, we were able to estimate the slope of the titration curve from charge fluctuations, which is an important test of thermodynamic consistency for the sampling in a constant-pH MD method. The simulations were performed for ionizations up to 50%, because an experimentally observed macroscopic transition to micelles occurs above this value. As previously seen for a binary mixture of a zwitterionic and an anionic lipid, we were able to reproduce experimental results with simulation boxes usually far from neutrality. This observation further supports the idea that a charged membrane strongly influences the ion distribution in its vicinity and that neutrality is achieved significantly far from the bilayer surface. The good results obtained with this extension of the stochastic titration constant-pH MD method strongly supports its usefulness to sample the coupling between configuration and protonation in these types of biophysical systems. This method stands now as a powerful tool to study more realistic lipid bilayers where pH can influence both the lipids and the solutes interacting with them. PMID:26574431

  15. The scope and variety of combined baccalaureate-MD programs in the United States.

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    Eaglen, Robert H; Arnold, Louise; Girotti, Jorge A; Cosgrove, Ellen M; Green, Marianne M; Kollisch, Donald O; McBeth, Dani L; Penn, Mark A; Tracy, Sarah W

    2012-11-01

    The landscape of combined baccalaureate-MD programs has changed substantially in the last two decades but has not been documented in detail. The authors review the current state of these programs and discuss opportunities for future study of their evolving role and potential impact.In 2011, using a definition of baccalaureate-MD program built on prior research, the authors reviewed Association of American Medical Colleges sources and medical school Web sites to identify and characterize 81 active programs. In addition, they surveyed the 57 medical schools offering those programs; 31 schools with 39 programs responded. The resulting database inventories the number and distribution of programs; institutional affiliations; missions or goals; length; size; admissions criteria; curricula; and retention requirements.Since the inception of combined programs in 1961, their number and curricular length have increased. Pressures that spurred earlier programs remain evident in the goals of today's programs: attract talented high school or early college students, especially from diverse backgrounds; prepare physicians to meet societal needs; and offer an enriched premedical environment. Baccalaureate educational activities achieve program goals through special courses, medical experiences, community service, and learning communities tailored to students' needs. Admission and retention criteria are comparable to those of traditional medical schools.Combined baccalaureate-MD programs have evolved along several paths during the last half century and have enriched the baccalaureate experiences of medical students. Shifting expectations for the selection and education of future physicians warrant focused research on these programs to document their effectiveness in addressing those expectations. PMID:23018320

  16. Understanding the mechanism of LCST phase separation of mixed ionic liquids in water by MD simulations.

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    Zhao, Yuling; Wang, Huiyong; Pei, Yuanchao; Liu, Zhiping; Wang, Jianji

    2016-08-17

    Recently, it has been found experimentally that two different amino acid ionic liquids (ILs) can be mixed to show unique lowest critical solution temperature (LCST) phase separation in water. However, little is known about the mechanism of phase separation in these IL/water mixtures at the molecular level. In this work, five kinds of amino acid ILs were chosen to study the mechanism of LCST-type phase separation by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Toward this end, a series of all-atom MD simulations were carried out on the ternary mixtures consisting of two different ILs and water at different temperatures. The various interaction energies and radial distribution functions (RDFs) were calculated and analyzed for these mixed systems. It was found that for amino acid ILs, the -NH2 or -COOH group of one anion could have a hydrogen bonding interaction with the -COO(-) group of another anion. With the increase of temperature, this kind of hydrogen bonding interaction between anions was strengthened and then the anion-H2O electrostatic interaction was weakened, which led to the LCST-type phase separation of the mixed ILs in water. In addition, a series of MD simulations for [P6668]1[Lys]n[Asp]1-n/H2O systems were also performed to study the effect of the mixing ratio of ILs on phase separation. It was also noted that the experimental critical composition corresponding to the lowest critical solution temperature was well predicted from the total electrostatic interaction energies as a function of mole fraction of [P6668][Lys] in these systems. The conclusions drawn from this study may provide new insight into the LCST-type phase behavior of ILs in water, and motivate further studies on practical applications. PMID:27498928

  17. Direct MD simulation of liquid-solid phase equilibria for two-component plasmas

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    Schneider, A. S.; Hughto, J.; Horowitz, C. J.; Berry, D. K.

    2011-01-01

    We determine the liquid-solid phase diagram for carbon-oxygen and oxygen-selenium plasma mixtures using two-phase MD simulations. We identified liquid, solid, and interface regions using a bond angle metric. To study finite size effects, we perform 27648 and 55296 ion simulations. To help monitor non-equilibrium effects, we calculate diffusion constants $D_i$. For the carbon-oxygen system we find that $D_O$ for oxygen ions in the solid is much smaller than $D_C$ for carbon ions and that both ...

  18. Rekonstrukcija i izrada 3D modela dvo-osne konvencionalne tokarilice Hobbymat MD65

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    Hršak, Božidar; Pavlic, Tomislav; Radić, Antonio

    2014-01-01

    Prikazan je postupak rekonstrukcije konvencionalne tokarilice Hobbymat MD65 u CNC (Computer Numerical Control) stroj s dvije simultane osi ugradnjom koračnih motora tipa NEMA 23 i upravljanih PC programskim sustavom Mach3-Lathe. 3D model je izrađen u programskom alatu Solid Edge ST4 – Ordered Technology, a fotorealistički prikaz modela u programskom modulu ERA (ExplodeRenderAnimate). Na temelju dokumentacije o montaži i održavanju i mjernih skica izrađena je kompletna 2D tehnička dokumentacij...

  19. Neutron emission as a function of fragment energy in the spontaneous fission of 260Md

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    The authors have made the first measurement of the number of neutrons emitted in the spontaneous fission of a nuclide in which very high fragment energies dominate the fission process. In bombardments of 254Es, they produced 28-d 260Md, which was neutron-counted in a 1-m-diam spherical tank containing a Gd-doped scintillator solution. The average number of neutrons emitted per fission is only 2.58 ± 0.11, substantially less than for other actinides. A direct correlation of neutron multiplicity with fragment excitation energy is clearly demonstrated

  20. SN 2009md: Another faint supernova from a low mass progenitor

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    Fraser, M; Ergon, M.; Eldridge, J. J.; Valenti, S.; Pastorello, A.; Sollerman, J; Smartt, S. J.; Agnoletto, I.; Arcavi, I.; Benetti, S.; Botticella, M. -T.; Bufano, F.; Campillay, A.; Crockett, R. M.; Gal-Yam, A.

    2010-01-01

    We present adaptive optics imaging of the core collapse supernova (SN) 2009md, which we use together with archival \\emph{Hubble Space Telescope} data to identify a coincident progenitor candidate. We find the progenitor to have an absolute magnitude of $V = -4.63^{+0.3}_{-0.4}$ mag and a colour of $V-I = 2.29^{+0.25}_{-0.39}$ mag, corresponding to a progenitor luminosity of log $L$/L$_{\\odot}$ $\\sim4.54\\pm0.19$ dex. Using the stellar evolution code STARS, we find this to be consistent with a ...

  1. An MD-PhD program in Brazil: students’ concepts of science and of common sense

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    R.V. Oliveira; P.C.C. Campos; P.A.S. Mourão

    2011-01-01

    In 1995, a pioneering MD-PhD program was initiated in Brazil for the training of medical scientists in experimental sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The program’s aim was achieved with respect to publication of theses in the form of papers with international visibility and also in terms of fostering the scientific careers of the graduates. The expansion of this type of program is one of the strategies for improving the preparation of biomedical researchers in Brazil...

  2. An MD-PhD program in Brazil: students’ concepts of science and of common sense

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    R.V. Oliveira; P.C.C. Campos; P.A.S. Mourão

    2011-01-01

    In 1995, a pioneering MD-PhD program was initiated in Brazil for the training of medical scientists in experimental sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The program’s aim was achieved with respect to publication of theses in the form of papers with international visibility and also in terms of fostering the scientific careers of the graduates. The expansion of this type of program is one of the strategies for improving the preparation of biomedical researchers in Brazil. A no...

  3. Dynamics of biopolymers on nanomaterials studied by quasielastic neutron scattering and MD simulations

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    Dhindsa, Gurpreet K.

    Neutron scattering has been proved to be a powerful tool to study the dynamics of biological systems under various conditions. This thesis intends to utilize neutron scattering techniques, combining with MD simulations, to develop fundamental understanding of several biologically interesting systems. Our systems include a drug delivery system containing Nanodiamonds with nucleic acid (RNA), and two specific model proteins, beta-Casein and Inorganic Pyrophosphatase (IPPase). RNA and nanodiamond (ND) both are suitable for drug-delivery applications in nano-biotechnology. The architecturally flexible RNA with catalytic functionality forms nanocomposites that can treat life-threatening diseases. The non-toxic ND has excellent mechanical and optical properties and functionalizable high surface area, and thus actively considered for biomedical applications. In this thesis, we utilized two tools, quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS) and Molecular Dynamics Simulations to probe the effect of ND on RNA dynamics. Our work provides fundamental understanding of how hydrated RNA motions are affected in the RNA-ND nanocomposites. From the experimental and Molecular Dynamics Simulation (MD), we found that hydrated RNA motion is faster on ND surface than a freestanding one. MD Simulation results showed that the failure of Stokes Einstein relation results the presence of dynamic heterogeneities in the biomacromolecules. Radial pair distribution function from MD Simulation confirmed that the hydrophilic nature of ND attracts more water than RNA results the de-confinement of RNA on ND. Therefore, RNA exhibits faster motion in the presence of ND than freestanding RNA. In the second project, we studied the dynamics of a natively disordered protein beta-Casein which lacks secondary structures. In this study, the temperature and hydration effects on the dynamics of beta-Casein are explored by Quasielastic Neutron Scattering (QENS). We investigated the mean square displacement (MSD) of

  4. A workshop on leadership for senior MD-PhD students

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    Meador, Catherine B.; Parang, Bobak; Musser, Melissa A.; Haliyur, Rachana; Owens, David A.; Terence S Dermody

    2016-01-01

    Leadership skills are essential for a successful career as a physician-scientist, yet many MD–PhD training programs do not offer formal training in leadership. The Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) previously established a 2-day leadership workshop that has been held biennially since 2006 for students in the first and second years of the graduate school portion of combined MD and PhD training (G1/G2 students). Workshop attendees have consistently rated this workshop as a hi...

  5. A Conversation with David Bates, MD, MSc, Chairman of the American Medical Informatics Association

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    Raymond, Brian

    2008-01-01

    A world-renowned physician-researcher, David Bates, MD, MSc, is Chief of the Division of General Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, and a Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, where he is codirector of the Program in Clinical Effectiveness. He is the Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Information Systems at Partners HealthCare System, Inc. He is also the former Chair of the National Alliance for Primary Care Infor...

  6. Mapping CH4 : CO2 ratios in Los Angeles with CLARS-FTS from Mount Wilson, California

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The Los Angeles megacity, which is home to more than 40% of the population in California, is the second largest megacity in the United States and an intense source of anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs. Quantifying GHG emissions from the megacity and monitoring their spatiotemporal trends are essential to be able to understand the effectiveness of emission control policies. Here we measure carbon dioxide (CO2 and methane (CH4 across the Los Angeles megacity using a novel approach – ground-based remote sensing from a mountaintop site. A Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS with agile pointing optics, located on Mount Wilson at 1.67 km above sea level, measures reflected near infrared sunlight from 29 different surface targets on Mount Wilson and in the Los Angeles megacity to retrieve the slant column abundances of CO2, CH4 and other trace gases above and below Mount Wilson. This technique provides persistent space and time resolved observations of path-averaged dry-air GHG concentrations, XGHG, in the Los Angeles megacity and simulates observations from a geostationary satellite. In this study, we combined high sensitivity measurements from the FTS and the panorama from Mount Wilson to characterize anthropogenic CH4 emissions in the megacity using tracer : tracer correlations. During the period between September 2011 and October 2013, the observed XCH4 : XCO2 excess ratio, assigned to anthropogenic activities, varied from 5.4 to 7.3 ppb CH4 (ppm CO2−1, with an average of 6.4 ± 0.5 ppb CH4 (ppm CO2−1 compared to the value of 4.6 ± 0.9 ppb CH4 (ppm CO2−1 expected from the California Air Resources Board (CARB bottom-up emission inventory. Persistent elevated XCH4 : XCO2 excess ratios were observed in Pasadena and in the eastern Los Angeles megacity. Using the FTS observations on Mount Wilson and the bottom-up CO2 emission inventory, we derived a top-down CH4 emission of 0.39± 0.06 Tg CH4 year−1 in the Los Angeles megacity. This is 18

  7. Numerical analysis of MD events and preliminary thermal calculation for KTX vacuum vessel

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    Shi, Shanshuang, E-mail: shiss@ipp.ac.cn [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Song, Yuntao; Yang, Qingxi; Xu, Hao; Wang, Zhongwei [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Liu, Wandong; Li, Hong; Wan, Shude; Ding, Weixing [School of Physical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230031 (China); Luo, Zhiren; Zheng, Jinxing [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

    2013-12-15

    Highlights: • To verify design strength, EM and mechanical analysis was implemented. • During MD events, the radial force due to large eddy current is predominant. • We confirmed the VV structure is still strong enough even in the most severe condition. • Preliminary thermal calculation suggested suitable discharge parameters. -- Abstract: KTX is a new reversed field pinch (RFP) magnetic confinement device which is under design in ASIPP and USTC. Major disruption (MD) events may occur in future operating process, which is simulated with the finite element (FE) method. The results present that the peaks of eddy currents on vessel and conductor shell are respectively 11.791 kA and 68.637 kA with maximum stress 67.1 MPa due to high transient electromagnetic (EM) force. It is confirmed that the structure is still strong enough to bear the electromagnetic loads even if the worst case. Besides, as KTX vacuum vessel will take the method of natural cooling for heat dissipation during plasma discharge (0.5–1.0 MA), a preliminary thermal calculation was implemented in normal condition to decide suitable time parameters such as duration and interval. It is suggested that the discharge interval should be no less than 5 min for the complete 1 MA plasma with 100 ms duration, which can guarantee the temperature of vacuum vessel below 200 °C.

  8. Numerical analysis of MD events and preliminary thermal calculation for KTX vacuum vessel

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    Highlights: • To verify design strength, EM and mechanical analysis was implemented. • During MD events, the radial force due to large eddy current is predominant. • We confirmed the VV structure is still strong enough even in the most severe condition. • Preliminary thermal calculation suggested suitable discharge parameters. -- Abstract: KTX is a new reversed field pinch (RFP) magnetic confinement device which is under design in ASIPP and USTC. Major disruption (MD) events may occur in future operating process, which is simulated with the finite element (FE) method. The results present that the peaks of eddy currents on vessel and conductor shell are respectively 11.791 kA and 68.637 kA with maximum stress 67.1 MPa due to high transient electromagnetic (EM) force. It is confirmed that the structure is still strong enough to bear the electromagnetic loads even if the worst case. Besides, as KTX vacuum vessel will take the method of natural cooling for heat dissipation during plasma discharge (0.5–1.0 MA), a preliminary thermal calculation was implemented in normal condition to decide suitable time parameters such as duration and interval. It is suggested that the discharge interval should be no less than 5 min for the complete 1 MA plasma with 100 ms duration, which can guarantee the temperature of vacuum vessel below 200 °C

  9. Portuguese validation of the Symptom Inventory of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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    Adriane Cristina Bernat Kolankiewicz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective To analyze the reliability and validity of the psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the instrument for symptom assessment, titled MD Anderson Symptom Inventory - core. Method A cross-sectional study with 268 cancer patients in outpatient treatment, in the municipality of Ijuí, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Results The Cronbach’s alpha for the MDASI general, symptoms and interferences was respectively (0.857, (0.784 and (0.794. The factor analysis showed adequacy of the data (0.792. In total, were identified four factors of the principal components related to the symptoms. Factor I: sleep problems, distress (upset, difficulties in remembering things and sadness. Factor II: dizziness, nausea, lack of appetite and vomiting. Factor III: drowsiness, dry mouth, numbness and tingling. Factor IV: pain, fatigue and shortness of breath. A single factor was revealed in the component of interferences with life (0.780, with prevalence of activity in general (59.7%, work (54.9% and walking (49.3%. Conclusion The Brazilian version of the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory - core showed adequate psychometric properties in the studied population.

  10. Full-Scale Crash Test of a MD-500 Helicopter with Deployable Energy Absorbers

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    Kellas, Sotiris; Jackson, Karen E.; Littell, Justin D.

    2010-01-01

    A new externally deployable energy absorbing system was demonstrated during a full-scale crash test of an MD-500 helicopter. The deployable system is a honeycomb structure and utilizes composite materials in its construction. A set of two Deployable Energy Absorbers (DEAs) were fitted on the MD-500 helicopter for the full-scale crash demonstration. Four anthropomorphic dummy occupants were also used to assess human survivability. A demonstration test was performed at NASA Langley's Landing and Impact Research Facility (LandIR). The test involved impacting the helicopter on a concrete surface with combined forward and vertical velocity components of 40-ft/s and 26-ft/s, respectively. The objectives of the test were to evaluate the performance of the DEA concept under realistic crash conditions and to generate test data for validation of dynamic finite element simulations. Descriptions of this test as well as other component and full-scale tests leading to the helicopter test are discussed. Acceleration data from the anthropomorphic dummies showed that dynamic loads were successfully attenuated to within non-injurious levels. Moreover, the airframe itself survived the relatively severe impact and was retested to provide baseline data for comparison for cases with and without DEAs.

  11. SN 2009md: Another faint supernova from a low mass progenitor

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    Fraser, M; Eldridge, J J; Valenti, S; Pastorello, A; Sollerman, J; Smartt, S J; Agnoletto, I; Arcavi, I; Benetti, S; Botticella, M -T; Bufano, F; Campillay, A; Crockett, R M; Gal-Yam, A; Kankare, E; Leloudas, G; Maguire, K; Mattila, S; Maund, J R; Salgado, F; Stephens, A; Taubenberger, S; Turatto, M

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    We present adaptive optics imaging of the core collapse supernova (SN) 2009md, which we use together with archival HST data to identify a coincident progenitor candidate. We find the progenitor to have an absolute magnitude of $V = -4.63^{+0.3}_{-0.4}$ mag and a colour of $V-I = 2.29^{+0.25}_{-0.39}$ mag, corresponding to a progenitor luminosity of log $L$/\\lsun $\\sim4.3\\pm0.2$ dex. Using the stellar evolution code STARS, we find this to be consistent with a red supergiant progenitor with $M = 7_{-1}^{+5}$ \\msun. The photometric and spectroscopic evolution of SN 2009md is similar to that of the class of sub-luminous Type IIP SNe. We estimate the mass of $^{56}$Ni ejected in the explosion to be $(5.4\\pm1.3) \\times 10^{-3}$ \\msun\\ from the luminosity on the radioactive tail, which is in agreement with the low $^{56}$Ni masses estimated for other sub-luminous Type IIP SNe. Simple modeling of the SN is presented, where we include a constraint on the radius from progenitor observations. Using this modeling we find...

  12. Numerical simulations of magnetic materials with MD-GRAPE: curvature induced anisotropy

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    The time development of an array of magnetic dipoles representing the internal magnetization of a thin film is calculated using a hardware accelerator, MD-GRAPE, for the determination of the magnetic vector potential. The results for single-layer arrays of dipoles are compared with the analogous results obtained from an FFT method and found to be in reasonable agreement. Three-dimensional MD-GRAPE simulations with sinusoidal deformations illustrate the utility of the hardware accelerator in cases that cannot be solved easily with FFT methods. The deformations give the internal field an asymmetry with components parallel to the wave crest, leading to significant changes in the critical external fields required for switching. These changes occur even for small wave amplitudes, comparable to or less than the layer thickness. Layer curvature affects the astroid pattern of critical field strengths by shifting the threshold to lower absolute values of the hard axis field when the curvature is in the easy axis direction, and lower absolute values of the easy axis field when the curvature is in the hard axis direction. This effect of curvature differs from orange peel coupling between two layers because here there is only one layer, and because orange peel coupling shifts the whole astroid pattern as a result of an effective field bias, whereas here the pattern shape is changed without any centroid shift

  13. Probing the Residual Structure in Avian Prion Hexarepeats by CD, NMR and MD Techniques

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    Carla Isernia

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Many proteins perform essential biological functions by means of regions that lacking specific organized structure exist as an ensemble of interconverting transient conformers. The characterization of such regions, including the description of their structural propensities, number of conformations and relative populations can provide useful insights. Prion diseases result from the conversion of a normal glycoprotein into a misfolded pathogenic isoform. The structures of mammal and chicken prion proteins show a similar fold with a globular domain and a flexible N-terminal portion that contains different repeated regions: octarepeats (PHGGGWGQ in mammals and hexarepeats (PHNPGY in chickens. The higher number of prolines in the hexarepeat region suggests that this region may retain a significant amount of residual secondary structure. Here, we report the CD, NMR and MD characterization of a peptide (2-HexaPY composed of two hexarepeats. We combine experimental NMR data and MD to investigate at atomic level its ensemble-averaged structural properties, demonstrating how each residue of both repeats has a different quantified PPII propensity that shows a periodicity along the sequence. This feature explains the absence of cooperativity to stabilize a PPII conformation. Nonetheless, such residual structure can play a role in nucleating local structural transitions as well as modulating intra-molecular or inter-molecular interactions.

  14. The embedded atom model and large-scale MD simulation of tin under shock loading

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    The goal of the work was to develop an interatomic potential, that can be used in large-scale classical MD simulations to predict tin properties near the melting curve, the melting curve itself, and the kinetics of melting and solidification when shock and ramp loading. According to phase diagram, shocked tin melts from bcc phase, and since the main objective was to investigate melting, the EAM was parameterized for bcc phase. The EAM was optimized using isothermal compression data (experimental at T=300 K and ab-initio at T=0 K for bcc, fcc, bct structures), experimental and QMD data on the Hugoniot and on the melting at elevated pressures. The Hugoniostat calculations centred at β-tin at ambient conditions showed that the calculated Hugoniot is in good agreement with experimental and QMD data above p-bct transition pressure. Calculations of overcooled liquid in pressure range corresponding to bcc phase showed crystallization into bcc phase. Since the principal Hugoniot of tin originates from the β-tin that is not described by this EAM the special initial state of bcc samples was constructed to perform large-scale MD simulations of shock loading.

  15. Exploring the RING-catalyzed ubiquitin transfer mechanism by MD and QM/MM calculations.

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    Zhen, Yunmei; Qin, Guangrong; Luo, Cheng; Jiang, Hualiang; Yu, Kunqian; Chen, Guanghui

    2014-01-01

    Ubiquitylation is a universal mechanism for controlling cellular functions. A large family of ubiquitin E3 ligases (E3) mediates Ubiquitin (Ub) modification. To facilitate Ub transfer, RING E3 ligases bind both the substrate and ubiquitin E2 conjugating enzyme (E2) linked to Ub via a thioester bond to form a catalytic complex. The mechanism of Ub transfer catalyzed by RING E3 remains elusive. By employing a combined computational approach including molecular modeling, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, and quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) calculations, we characterized this catalytic mechanism in detail. The three-dimensional model of dimeric RING E3 ligase RNF4 RING, E2 ligase UbcH5A, Ub and the substrate SUMO2 shows close contact between the substrate and Ub transfer catalytic center. Deprotonation of the substrate lysine by D117 on UbcH5A occurs with almost no energy barrier as calculated by MD and QM/MM calculations. Then, the side chain of the activated lysine gets close to the thioester bond via a conformation change. The Ub transfer pathway begins with a nucleophilic addition that forms an oxyanion intermediate of a 4.23 kcal/mol energy barrier followed by nucleophilic elimination, resulting in a Ub modified substrate by a 5.65 kcal/mol energy barrier. These results provide insight into the mechanism of RING-catalyzed Ub transfer guiding the discovery of Ub system inhibitors. PMID:25003393

  16. Exploring the RING-catalyzed ubiquitin transfer mechanism by MD and QM/MM calculations.

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    Yunmei Zhen

    Full Text Available Ubiquitylation is a universal mechanism for controlling cellular functions. A large family of ubiquitin E3 ligases (E3 mediates Ubiquitin (Ub modification. To facilitate Ub transfer, RING E3 ligases bind both the substrate and ubiquitin E2 conjugating enzyme (E2 linked to Ub via a thioester bond to form a catalytic complex. The mechanism of Ub transfer catalyzed by RING E3 remains elusive. By employing a combined computational approach including molecular modeling, molecular dynamics (MD simulations, and quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM calculations, we characterized this catalytic mechanism in detail. The three-dimensional model of dimeric RING E3 ligase RNF4 RING, E2 ligase UbcH5A, Ub and the substrate SUMO2 shows close contact between the substrate and Ub transfer catalytic center. Deprotonation of the substrate lysine by D117 on UbcH5A occurs with almost no energy barrier as calculated by MD and QM/MM calculations. Then, the side chain of the activated lysine gets close to the thioester bond via a conformation change. The Ub transfer pathway begins with a nucleophilic addition that forms an oxyanion intermediate of a 4.23 kcal/mol energy barrier followed by nucleophilic elimination, resulting in a Ub modified substrate by a 5.65 kcal/mol energy barrier. These results provide insight into the mechanism of RING-catalyzed Ub transfer guiding the discovery of Ub system inhibitors.

  17. An MD-PhD program in Brazil: students’ concepts of science and of common sense

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    R.V. Oliveira

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available In 1995, a pioneering MD-PhD program was initiated in Brazil for the training of medical scientists in experimental sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The program’s aim was achieved with respect to publication of theses in the form of papers with international visibility and also in terms of fostering the scientific careers of the graduates. The expansion of this type of program is one of the strategies for improving the preparation of biomedical researchers in Brazil. A noteworthy absence of interest in carrying out clinical research limits the ability of young Brazilian physicians to solve biomedical problems. To understand the students’ views of science, we used qualitative and quantitative triangulation methods, as well as participant observation to evaluate the students’ concepts of science and common sense. Subjective aspects were clearly less evident in their concepts of science. There was a strong concern about "methodology", "truth" and "usefulness". "Intuition", "creativity" and "curiosity" were the least mentioned thematic categories. Students recognized the value of intuition when it appeared as an explicit option but they did not refer to it spontaneously. Common sense was associated with "consensus", "opinion" and ideas that "require scientific validation". Such observations indicate that MD-PhD students share with their senior academic colleagues the same reluctance to consider common sense as a valid adjunct for the solution of scientific problems. Overcoming this difficulty may be an important step toward stimulating the interest of physicians in pursuing experimental research.

  18. 苔丝的谋杀者——"家里的天使"%"The Angel in the House"Murdered Pure Tess

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    2011-01-01

    @@ "The Angel in the House"--a ethical standard of emphasis to female virginity has sunk deep into the hearts of people in the Victorian Age.It was this man-eating value that killed Tess step by step.

  19. A Midpoint Process Evaluation of the Los Angeles Basin Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the US (REACH US) Disparities Center, 2007-2009

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    Maxwell, Annette E.; Yancey, Antronette K.; AuYoung, Mona; Guinyard, Joyce J.; Glenn, Beth A.; Mistry, Ritesh; Simon, Paul A.; Bastani, Roshan; McCarthy, William J.; Jonathan E. Fielding

    2011-01-01

    Background Racial/ethnic minority groups have higher risks for disease resulting from obesity. Community Context The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health partnered with community organizations to disseminate culturally targeted physical activity and nutrition-based interventions in worksites. Methods We conducted community dialogues with people from 59 government and nonprofit health and social service agencies to develop wellness strat...

  20. Facilitators and Barriers to Implementing a Local Policy to Reduce Sodium Consumption in the County of Los Angeles Government, California, 2009

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    Lauren N. Gase, MPH; Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS; Diane O. Dunet, PhD; Paul A. Simon, MD, MPH

    2011-01-01

    Introduction This qualitative study explores facilitators and barriers to a proposed food procurement policy that would require food purchasers, distributors, and vendors of food service in the County of Los Angeles government to meet specified nutrition standards, including limits on sodium content. Methods We conducted 30 key informant interviews. Interviewees represented 18 organizations from the County of Los Angeles government departments that purchased, distributed, or sold food; public...

  1. Does Preconception Health Differ by Nativity?: Findings from the Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Study.

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    Chao, Shin M; Wakeel, Fathima; Nazinyan, Yeghishe; Sun, Stacy

    2016-04-01

    Objectives To compare certain preconception health (PCH) behaviors and conditions among US-born (USB) and foreign-born (FB) mothers in Los Angeles County (LAC), regardless of race/ethnicity, and to determine if any identified differences vary among Asian/Pacific Islanders (API's) and Hispanics. Methods Data are from the 2012 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby study (n = 6252). PCH behaviors included tobacco use, multivitamin use, unintended pregnancy, and contraception use. PCH conditions comprised being overweight/obese, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, gum disease, and anemia. The relationship between nativity and each PCH behavior/condition was assessed using multivariable logistic regression models. Results USB women were more likely than FB women to smoke (AOR 2.12, 95 % CI 1.49-3.00), be overweight/obese (AOR 1.57, 95 % CI 1.30-1.90), and have asthma (AOR 2.04, 95 % CI 1.35-3.09) prior to pregnancy. They were less likely than FB women to use contraception before pregnancy (AOR 0.59, 95 % CI 0.49-0.72). USB Hispanics and API's were more likely than their FB counterparts to be overweight/obese (AOR 1.57, 95 % CI 1.23-2.01 and AOR 2.37, 95 % CI 1.58-3.56, respectively) and less likely to use contraception (AOR 0.58, 95 % CI 0.45-0.74 and AOR 0.46, 95 % CI 0.30-0.71, respectively). USB Hispanic mothers were more likely than their FB counterparts to smoke (AOR 2.47, 95 % CI 1.46-4.17), not take multivitamins (AOR 1.30, 95 % CI 1.02-1.66), and have asthma (AOR 2.35, 95 % CI 1.32-4.21) before pregnancy. Conclusions US nativity is linked to negative PCH among LAC women, with many of these associations persisting among Hispanics and API's. As PCH profoundly impacts maternal and child health across the lifecourse, culturally-appropriate interventions that maintain positive behaviors among FB reproductive-aged women and encourage positive behaviors among USB women should be pursued. PMID:26728899

  2. Statistical and Biophysical Models for Predicting Total and Outdoor Water Use in Los Angeles

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    Mini, C.; Hogue, T. S.; Pincetl, S.

    2012-04-01

    Modeling water demand is a complex exercise in the choice of the functional form, techniques and variables to integrate in the model. The goal of the current research is to identify the determinants that control total and outdoor residential water use in semi-arid cities and to utilize that information in the development of statistical and biophysical models that can forecast spatial and temporal urban water use. The City of Los Angeles is unique in its highly diverse socio-demographic, economic and cultural characteristics across neighborhoods, which introduces significant challenges in modeling water use. Increasing climate variability also contributes to uncertainties in water use predictions in urban areas. Monthly individual water use records were acquired from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) for the 2000 to 2010 period. Study predictors of residential water use include socio-demographic, economic, climate and landscaping variables at the zip code level collected from US Census database. Climate variables are estimated from ground-based observations and calculated at the centroid of each zip code by inverse-distance weighting method. Remotely-sensed products of vegetation biomass and landscape land cover are also utilized. Two linear regression models were developed based on the panel data and variables described: a pooled-OLS regression model and a linear mixed effects model. Both models show income per capita and the percentage of landscape areas in each zip code as being statistically significant predictors. The pooled-OLS model tends to over-estimate higher water use zip codes and both models provide similar RMSE values.Outdoor water use was estimated at the census tract level as the residual between total water use and indoor use. This residual is being compared with the output from a biophysical model including tree and grass cover areas, climate variables and estimates of evapotranspiration at very high spatial resolution. A

  3. Extraction and Analysis of PAHs in Surface Soils Near Freeways in Los Angeles

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    Mannino, I.

    2004-12-01

    Large urban areas such as Los Angeles are characterized by high levels of motor vehicle traffic. A by-product of this traffic is the emission of a group of compounds known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAHs are a global-scale persistent environmental hazard, many of which are considered to be carcinogenic. This study investigated the prevalence of 16 PAHs in surface soils near major Los Angeles highways. The first phase of the study was the development of a methodology for efficiently extracting PAHs from soil. Preliminary findings suggested that the most efficient extraction method using an accelerated solvent extractor employed a mixture of acetone and hexane and a static extraction time of 5 minutes (completed in 2 cycles). Extraction efficiency was measured by spiking clean sand with a known amount of a PAH standard and extracting and analyzing the sand. The addition of an extra static cycle produced a significant increase in extraction efficiency. For example, utilization of 2 static cycles recovered 99.6% of the spiked phenanthrene compared to a 44% efficiency for the 1 cycle run. Preliminary results from a field sampling campaign indicated that significant concentrations of PAHs are deposited onto and accumulate in surface soils. Specifically, we found 12.13 μ g/kg of anthracene, 15.82 μ g/kg of benzo(a)pyrene, 23.42 μ g/kg of phenanthrene, and 23.43 μ g/kg of pyrene in surface soils, including soils from a public park. These results indicate that background levels of PAHs in soils may pose a significant health risk to humans. For example, the California preliminary remediation goal for benzo(a)pyrene in residential soils is 62 μ g/kg, slightly greater than our reported background values. A more detailed field sampling campaign will be pursued to elucidate the role of different environmental variables (i.e., time of day, sun intensity, traffic congestion, etc.), on the accumulation of PAHs in soils.

  4. Drivers of variability in water use of native and non-native urban trees in the greater Los Angeles area

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    McCarthy, Heather R.; Pataki, Diane E.

    2010-01-01

    Trees in urban ecosystems are valued for shade and cooling effects, reduction of CO2 emissions and pollution, and aesthetics. However, in arid and semi-arid regions, urban trees must be maintained through supplemental irrigation, in competition with other water needs. Currently, a comprehensive understanding of the factors which influence water use of urban tree species is lacking. In order to study the drivers of whole tree water use of two common species in the Los Angeles Basin urban fores...

  5. West Angeles Community Development Corporation final technical report on export market feasibility planning and research for the solar medical autoclave

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    Power, G.D.

    1998-04-20

    This report summarizes core findings from an investigation performed by the staff of West Angeles Community Development Corporation (CDC) regarding the feasibility of marketing the Solar Medical Autoclave (``autoclave``) in South Africa. The investigation was completed during 1997, the period prescribed by the Grant Award made by the U.S. Department of Energy on January 1, 1997, and was monitored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

  6. Role of a Psychiatric Pharmacist in a Los Angeles “Skid-Row” safety-net clinic

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    Wang, Indriani; Dopheide, Julie Ann; Gregerson, Paul

    2011-01-01

    Limited access to a psychiatrist prompted a collaborative practice agreement between a psychiatric pharmacist, a psychiatric pharmacy resident, and primary care physicians at the Center for Community Health, a safety-net clinic providing comprehensive care to the homeless in Skid Row, Los Angeles, CA, USA. From July 2009 to February 2010, 36 (75%) of the 48 patients referred to the psychiatric pharmacy resident met the criteria for the chart review. Twenty-six (54%) were seen for regular foll...

  7. The impact of the April 1992 civil unrest on the Los Angeles REI WIC program and its participants.

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    Golden, R E; Baranov, M S

    1994-01-01

    This paper discusses the findings of a study conducted in south central Los Angeles in August 1992 among women in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children. The goals of the study were to determine the current demographics of WIC participants; examine the financial hardship, need for relief services, and extent of hunger resulting from the civil unrest of April 1992; look at the effects of the unrest on different ethnic groups; determine the unmet need for WIC ser...

  8. The Fossil Fueled Metropolis: Los Angeles and the Emergence of Oil-Based Energy in North America, 1865--1930

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    Cooke, Jason Arthur

    Beginning with coal in the nineteenth century, the mass production and intensive consumption of fossil fuel energy fundamentally changed patterns of urban and industrial development in North America. Focusing on the metropolitan development of Los Angeles, this dissertation examines how the emergence of oil-based capitalism in the first three decades of the twentieth century was sustained and made increasingly resilient through the production of urban and industrial space. In a region where coal was scarce, the development of oil-based energy was predicated on long-term investments into conversion technologies, storage systems and distribution networks that facilitated the efficient and economical flow of liquefied fossil fuel. In this dissertation, I argue that the historical and geographical significance of the Southern California petroleum industry is derived from how its distinctive market expansion in the first three decades of the twentieth century helped establish the dominance of oil-based energy as the primary fuel for transportation in capitalist society. In North America, the origins of oil-based capitalism can be traced to the turn of the twentieth century when California was the largest oil-producing economy in the United States and Los Angeles was the fastest growing metropolitan region. This dissertation traces how Los Angeles became the first city in North America where oil became a formative element of urban and industrial development: not only as fuel for transportation, but also in the infrastructures, landscapes and networks that sustain a critical dependence on oil-based energy. With a distinctive metropolitan geography, decentralized and automobile-dependent, Los Angeles became the first oil-based city in North America and thus provides an ideal case study for examining the regional dynamics of energy transition, establishment and dependence. Interwoven with the production of urban and industrial space, oil remains the primary fuel that

  9. Won't You Be My Neighbor? Race, Class, and Residence in Los Angeles By Camille Zubrinsky Charles

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    2008-01-01

    Residential segregation means that minorities often live in undesirable neighborhoods; yet where we live affects our economic opportunity, social networks, and quality of life. Camille Zubrinsky Charles's book, Won't You Be My Neighbor? Race Class, and Residence in Los Angeles, adds to existing research that has historically focused solely on black-white residential segregation by expanding the scope to include the residential preferences and racial attin_;des of native and foreign-born Latin...

  10. Isotopic measurements of atmospheric methane in Los Angeles, California, USA: Influence of “fugitive” fossil fuel emissions

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    Townsend-Small, Amy; Tyler, Stanley C.; Pataki, Diane E.; Xu, Xiaomei; Christensen, Lance E.

    2012-04-01

    Recent studies have suggested that CH4 emissions in Los Angeles and other large cities may be underestimated. We utilized stable isotopes (13C and D) and radiocarbon (14C) to investigate sources of CH4 in Los Angeles, California. First, we made measurements of δ13C and δD of various CH4 sources in urban areas. Fossil fuel CH4 sources (oil refineries, power plants, traffic, and oil drilling fields) had δ13C values between -45 and -30‰ and dD values between -275 and -100‰, whereas biological CH4 (cows, biofuels, landfills, sewage treatment plants, and cattle feedlots) had δ13C values between -65 and -45‰ and δD values between -350 and -275‰. We made high-altitude observations of CH4 concentration using continuous tunable laser spectroscopy measurements combined with isotope analyses (13C, 14C, and D) of discrete samples to constrain urban CH4 sources. Our data indicate that the dominant source of CH4 in Los Angeles has a δ13C value of approximately -41.5‰ and a δD value between -229 and -208‰. Δ14C of CH4 in urban air samples ranged from +262 to +344‰ (127.1 to 134.9 pMC), depleted with respect to average global background CH4. We conclude that the major source of CH4 in Los Angeles is leakage of fossil fuels, such as from geologic formations, natural gas pipelines, oil refining, and/or power plants. More research is needed to constrain fluxes of CH4 from natural gas distribution and refining, as this flux may increase with greater reliance on natural gas and biogas for energy needs.

  11. ACHIEVING EFFICIENCY AND EQUITY IN IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT: AN OPTIMIZATION MODEL OF THE EL ANGEL WATERSHED, CARCHI, ECUADOR

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    Evans, Elizabeth M; Lee, David R.; Boisvert, Richard N.

    2002-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to address the problems of inefficiency and inequity in water allocation in the El Angel watershed, located in Ecuador's Sierra region. Water is captured in a high-altitude region of the watershed and distributed downstream to producers in four elevation-defined zones via a system of canals. Upstream and downstream producers face radically different conditions with respect to climate and terrain. A mathematical programming model was created to study the conseque...

  12. The Promise and Principles of Real Estate Development in an American Metropolis: Los Angeles 1903-1923

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    Redford, Laura

    2014-01-01

    This dissertation provides a new perspective to apply in the study of metropolitan development at the turn of 20th Century America. It reveals a group of entrepreneurial men whose collective contribution to the real estate industry had just as much to do with shaping urban spaces as the wealthy, more established, and power-wielding elites that are often credited with such development. Los Angeles is the case study of the dissertation because it underwent such a dramatic transformation durin...

  13. The relationship between slack resources and the performance of entrepreneurial firms: The role of venture capital and angel investors.

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    T. VANACKER; V. COLLEWAERT; I. PAELEMAN

    2013-01-01

    In this study, we seek to further delineate factors that condition the relationship between slack resources and firm performance. To do so, we develop and test a model that establishes the role of venture capital (VC) and angel investors as powerful external stakeholders who positively moderate the slack-performance relationship. In addition, we provide more insight into this relationship by examining differences between these two types of private investors and by examining the role of their ...

  14. Reclaiming our Past: A Critical Race History of Chicana/o Education In South Central Los Angeles, 1930-1949

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    Alonso, LLuliana

    2015-01-01

    This dissertation explores the educational experiences of Chicana/os in the first half of the twentieth century using one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the state of California—South Central Los Angeles—as a case study. Driven by the following questions, my research explored: 1) What were the social and economic conditions of the Mexican community of South Central Los Angeles during 1930-1949? 2) What were the dominant discourses about this population during the period understu...

  15. The Association between Nutrition Facts Label Utilization and Comprehension among Latinos in Two East Los Angeles Neighborhoods

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    Sharif, MZ; Rizzo, S; Prelip, ML; Glik, DC; Belin, TR; Langellier, BA; Kuo, AA; Garza, JR; Ortega, AN

    2014-01-01

    Background: The Nutrition Facts label can facilitate healthy dietary practices. There is a dearth of research on Latinos' utilization and comprehension of the Nutrition Facts label. Objective: To measure use and comprehension of the Nutrition Facts label and to identify correlates among Latinos in East Los Angeles, CA. Design: Cross-sectional interviewer-administered survey using computer-assisted personal interview software, conducted in either English or Spanish in the participant's home. P...

  16. Cyber against punk: Greg Bear’s Queen of Angels as metamorphosed cyberpunk

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    M. F. Blatchford

    1994-01-01

    Recent American science fiction (which commercially dominates world science fiction) incorporates two schools of thought, ‘cyberpunk' and ‘hard SF’. which may be read to embody, respectively, radical/liberal and patriotic/ conservative propaganda. This article, after attempting to define aspects of these schools, examines Queen of Angels by Greg Bear (who before producing that text had been a proponent of hard SF). This text is shown to have strong elements of cyberpunk (possibly, to judge by...

  17. Beat Medusa: The model angelic woman in the first romance novel of Carmen de Icaza. Femininity and traditionalism

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    Miguel Soler Gallo

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of the traditional ideal of women in the first romance novel of Carmen de Icaza, a preeminent author in postwar Spanish literature. In the novel, two female models, an angel, representing the protagonist and the idea of traditional femininity, and the monster, who plays the antagonist and reflects the diametrically opposing view of morality to that imposed by the patriarchal society. In this novel Icaza spreads her conservative ideology to the female readers, m...

  18. 基于JAVA技术的MD5加密算法的设计与实现%Design and Implementation of MD5 Algorithm Based on JAVA Technology

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    张浩华; 齐维毅; 赵子夫; 李瑶; 潘庆超

    2009-01-01

    详细描述了在数字签名、电子商务、信息加密领域中广泛应用的MD5加密算法,并针对其高效、跨平台使用,提出利用JSP与JavaBean相结合的技术方法实现MD5加密算法.该方法采用Java语言实现MD5算法,并利用JavaBean组件进行封装,通过JSP技术进行相应页面的动态展现,既简化JSP网页结构体现了Java体系的技术优势,又保证了应用系统的安全性、跨平台性和提高系统的执行效率.

  19. 一种基于MD5的近似图像检测算法研究%Research of similar images detection algorithm based on MD5

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    叶志伟; 夏彬; 王大震; 张彦超

    2010-01-01

    在WWW图像搜索引擎中,如何快速而准确地检测出近似或重复图像已经成为亟待解决的问题,提出一种基于MD5的近似图像检测算法.该算法选取图像分块灰度均值为特征,经过拉普拉斯特征值降维,矢量量化后,图像特征被转换为MD5值,然后根据生成的MD5值进行近似或重复图像检测.实验结果表明该算法是有效的.

  20. 基于NetMagic平台的MD5算法硬件加速模型%Hardware acceleration model of MD5 algorithm based on NetMagic platform

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    孟祥扬; 林琦

    2015-01-01

    针对MD5软件实现方法存在占用资源大、安全性差等缺点,提出了基于NetMagic平台的MD5硬件加速模型设计方案,并基于ModelSim和NetMagic平台对提出的非流水线与流水线硬件加速模型进行验证、分析.相比非流水线硬件加速模型,流水线硬件加速模型能提高MD5运算效率5倍,可用于网络处理器等硬件加密引擎,有效提高网络处理器等硬件设备的安全性和处理效率.

  1. Encrypt the User Password with the MD5 Algorithm in JAVA WEB System%JAVA WEB系统用MD5算法加密用户口令

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    李茂春; 王和顺

    2010-01-01

    在网络传输中,我们要确保一些敏感的数据在传输的过程中不会被篡改、截取,这就需要用加密算法对传输的信息进行加密.MD5是一种单向加密算法,其加密后的数据难以解密,所以广泛应用在各大型网站以及管理系统中用来保护用户口令安全.文章介绍了MD5加密算法的工作原理,并以实际应用为例介绍了JAVA WEB应用中的MD5加密算法.

  2. 基于MD5算法的身份鉴别技术的研究与实现%Study and Realization of Authentication Technique Based on MD5 Algorithm

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    张建伟; 李鑫; 张梅峰

    2003-01-01

    MD5报文摘要算法是一种应用广泛的身份认证算法,该文首先对数据加密技术进行了简要的概述.在剖析MD5算法工作原理的基础上,结合DES加密算法,采用加入时间戳、绑定IP地址的基于MD5文摘算法的一次一密方法,给出一个对访问用户口令加密的安全实现,并成功地应用于某高校"艺术类远程招生与考试管理系统".

  3. Effects of Feeding Frequency on Growth Performance and Survival Rate of Angel Fish, Pterophyllum scalare (Perciformes: Cichlidae

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    Milad Kasiri

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The freshwater angel fish (Pterophyllum scalare Schultze, 1823 is South American cichlid become very popular among aquarists. There is little information on their culture and aquarium husbandry. In this study growth performance and survival rate of angelfish subjected to different feeding frequencies were evaluated. Four groups of angel fish juveniles (0.87 ± 0.01 g; 3.98 ± 0.08 mm were fed either four meals per day (F1, two meals per day (F2, one meal per day (F3 and every other day (F4 for 90 days. Final live weight and specific growth rate (SGR values of group F1 and F2 were significantly higher than those of the other groups (P 0.05 in survival rate among the treatments. The best feed conversion ration (FCR was obtained from four daily feeding (F1 (P 0.05 among experimental groups. In conclusion, the best results in growth performance were obtained by feeding four meals per day (F1 and two meals per day (F2, so they were recommended for angel fish feeding.

  4. Low-cost solid catalyst derived from waste Cyrtopleura costata (Angel Wing Shell) for biodiesel production using microalgae oil

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    Highlights: • New low-cost catalyst was successfully synthesized by waste shell Cyrtopleura costata. • Microalgae were cultivated by using simple photo bioreactor (PBR) system. • Microalgae oil was extracted and used as feedstocks for biodiesel production. • The highest FAME yield was 84% in 1 h reaction time. - Abstract: In the present work, Cyrtopleura costata (Angel Wing Shell) is used for the first time to synthesis of CaO. The produced CaO was utilized as a catalyst for biodiesel production from microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata oil. The Angel Wing Shell (AWS) was calcined at 800 °C and 900 °C for 2 h to convert CaCO3 to activate metal oxide phase. The synthesized catalysts were characterized by using Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Temperature programmed desorption of CO2 (CO2-TPD), BET surface area and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis. The calcined Angel Wing Shell at 900 °C (CAWS 900) was chosen as the best catalyst due to its high basicity and surface area. This also corresponded to optimization condition where, CAWS 900 showed highest FAME yield (84.11%) at oil to methanol molar ratio 1:150 and catalyst loading of 9 wt.% in 1 h reaction time. The CAWS 900 catalyst also can be reused more than three times with FAME yield greater than 65%. Overall, AWS appears to be an acceptable solid catalyst to convert microalgae oil to biodiesel

  5. The Design of Identity Authentication Scheme of Network Examination Based on MD5 and RSA Algorithm%基于MD5和 RSA 算法的网络考试身份认证方案设计

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    许永达

    2013-01-01

      Establishing a good identity authentication system is one of the key steps to realize the network examination security ,and tradi-tional identity authentication methods like “username + password” have a big security risk .So an identity authentication scheme based on MD5 and RSA Algorithm is proposed ,which uses the MD5 algorithm to improve the“username + password” authentication method ,and then uses the digital signature based on MD5 and RSA algorithm to further verify the user’s identity .This scheme can effectively confirm us-er identity ,and greatly enhance the safety performance of the examination system .%  建立完善的身份认证系统是实现网络考试安全的关键步骤之一,而“用户名+密码”等传统身份认证方式存在较大的安全隐患。文章提出了一种基于MD5和RSA算法的身份认证方案,先利用MD5算法来改进“用户名+密码”认证方法,再借助MD5和RSA算法实现的数字签名来进一步验证用户的身份。该方案可以高效确认用户身份,极大地增强了考试系统的安全性能。

  6. 八棱海棠MdPPO2B基因的表达及功能分析%Expression and Functional Analysis ofMdPPO2BfromMalus robusta

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    沈雪芳; 韩晴; 高建杰; 彭日荷; 王波; 高志红; 姚泉洪; 章镇

    2015-01-01

    多酚氧化酶(PPO)是一种含多个铜离子的氧化还原酶,可催化酚类物质氧化为醌类物质。我们从八棱海棠中克隆到一个PPO的同源基因MdPPO2B,构建该基因酵母分泌表达载体并转化到毕赤酵母GS115中。SDS-PAGE电泳结果显示,表达蛋白MdPPO2B的分子量约为66.4 kDa。以邻苯二酚作为底物,该酶的最适pH和温度分别为6.5和40℃。除Cu2+、Na+、Mg2+和Li+外,4 mmol·L-1的Fe3+、Zn2+、Mn2+对酶活力表现出较强的抑制作用。在最适条件下,当苯酚浓度达600μmol·L-1时,反应4 h, MdPPO2B表达菌株可降解80%的苯酚。表明该基因在工业污水处理中具有广阔的应用潜力。%Polyphenol oxidase (PPO) is one of oxidoreductase enzymes, which catalyzes the phenols to diqui-nones. A putative PPO gene (MdPPO2B) wascloned fromMalus robusta and exogenously expressed inPichia pastoris GS115. SDS-PAGE showed thatMdPPO2B has a molecular mass of approximately 66.4 kDa. With catechol as substrate, it was showed that the optimum pH and temperature forMdPPO2B was 6.5 and 40℃, respectively. Except for Cu2+, Na+, Mg2+ and Li+, Fe3+, Zn2+ and Mn2+ inhibited the enzyme activity at a concen-tration of 4 mmol·L-1. TheMdPPO2B degraded 80% phenol after incubated for 4 h under the optimum condi-tion. In short, our original research onMdPPO2B may provide reference for the application of microorganism in industrial wastewater.

  7. MD5算法及其在电视节目技术质量控制中的应用%The Application of MD5 Algorithm in TV Program Technique Quality Control System

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    刘元春

    2010-01-01

    MD5算法是一种广泛应用的典型Hash加密算法,在详细剖析MD5算法的基础上,对其基于文件电视节目技术质量控制系统中的应用,如何解决普遍存在的文件完整性检测、密码保护、越权访问、文件重复性校验、责任追溯等安全问题进行了探索.

  8. 一种基于MD5硬件Key的票据号产生方法%A method of Produced Notes Number With MD5 Algorithm and IKey

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    谢琦; 杨文娜

    2009-01-01

    文章讨论了一种基于加密处理器的商业票据产生方法,介绍了采用多个母密钥片断产生MD5密钥的算法,以及密钥在加密处理器中的存储和管理方式,并给出了基于MD5算法产生票据号的实现方法和试验结果.

  9. Integrated Stormwater Management in Los Angeles, California: Best Management Practices and Evaluation of Ancillary Benefits

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    Hogue, T. S.

    2014-12-01

    Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Low Impact Development (LID) have been the primary tools to address quantitative and qualitative surface runoff impacts. The City of Los Angeles (City) is evaluating plans for individual Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollutants in each of its major watersheds. However, it has yet to be studied if implementing individual BMP projects will adequately address water quality objectives for receiving (downstream) water bodies, such as Ballona Creek, Ballona Estuary and the Santa Monica Bay. In addition, there is significant uncertainty surrounding potential ancillary benefits (flood reduction, water supply, green space, etc.) from BMP/LID implementation. This presentation will overview our work with the City evaluating the influence of BMPs and LIDs in improving water quality at the watershed scale as well as quantifying other hydrologic benefits. Multiple BMP scenarios are considered to identify various pathways toward improved receiving water body quality in Ballona Creek and Dominquez watersheds. Specific study objectives are to: 1) identify suites of BMP scenarios which can lead to TMDL compliance, 2) quantify the multiple benefits provided by BMPs beyond their primary water quality improvement purpose, and 3) evaluate the success of using existing software for watershed-scale BMP modeling. Our goal is to provide realistic, implementable pathways that can be used by stakeholders to help plan for future education, outreach and capital improvement programs as well as determine feasible pollutant reduction objectives.

  10. Prismatic Metropolis: Race and Residential Segregation in the City of the Angels

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    Zubrinsky; Bobo

    1996-12-01

    Most major urban areas remain segregated by race, especially in terms of black segregation from whites. We replicate and extend the innovative approach developed by Farley and colleagues for understanding processes of racial residential segregation with data collected in Los Angeles. Using a large (N = 4025) multiracial sample of adults, we examine (1) actual and perceived differences in economic status, (2) mutual preference for same race neighbors, and (3) racial prejudice and discrimination as hypotheses for the persistence of residential segregation. With a systematic experimental design we gauge respondent openness to living in areas with varying proportions of black, white, Latino, or Asian neighbors. We find no support for actual or perceived cost of housing as a barrier to integration. Although all groups exhibit some degree of ethnocentric preference for same race neighbors, this tendency is strongest among whites rather than blacks and plays only a small role in perpetuating segregation. Blacks face the greatest hostility in the search for housing and are consensually recognized as most likely to face discrimination in the housing market. Racial minorities are more open to sharing residential space with whites than with other minorities. We find generally higher rates of openness to integration than Farley and colleagues found in their recent Detroit survey. PMID:8980078

  11. The "sugar pack" health marketing campaign in Los Angeles County, 2011-2012.

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    Barragan, Noel C; Noller, Ali J; Robles, Brenda; Gase, Lauren N; Leighs, Michael S; Bogert, Suzanne; Simon, Paul A; Kuo, Tony

    2014-03-01

    As part of a comprehensive approach to combating the obesity epidemic, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched the "Sugar Pack" health marketing campaign in fall 2011. Carried out in three stages, the campaign sought to educate and motivate the public to reduce excess calorie intake from sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. The primary Sugar Pack creative concepts provided consumers with information about the number of sugar packs contained in sugary drinks. Data from formative market research as well as lessons from previous campaigns in other U.S. jurisdictions informed the development of the materials. These materials were disseminated through a multipronged platform that included paid outdoor media on transit and billboards and messaging using social media (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and sendable e-cards). Initial findings from a postcampaign assessment indicate that the Sugar Pack campaign reached broadly into targeted communities, resulting in more than 515 million impressions. Lessons learned from the campaign suggest that employing health marketing to engage the public can lead to increased knowledge, favorable recognition of health messages, and self-reported intention to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, potentially complementing other obesity prevention strategies in the field. PMID:24149214

  12. Air quality impacts of a CicLAvia event in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

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    Shu, Shi; Batteate, Christina; Cole, Brian; Froines, John; Zhu, Yifang

    2016-01-01

    CicLAvia in Los Angeles, CA is the open streets program that closes streets to motorized vehicles and invites people to walk, run, play or ride their bicycles on these streets, allowing them to experience the city in a new way and get exercise at the same time. Since the events reduce the motorized traffic flow, which is a significant source of air pollution, on the streets, it is reasonable to hypothesize that the CicLAvia events can reduce the concentrations of traffic-emitted air pollutants during the road closure. This study is the first experiment to test this hypothesis. The on-road and community-wide ultrafine particle (UFP) and PM2.5 were measured on the Event-Sunday (October 5th, 2014) and the Pre- and Post- Sundays (September 28(th) and October 12(th), 2014). Data analysis results showed the on-road UFP and PM2.5 reduction was 21% and 49%, respectively, and the community-wide PM2.5 reduction was 12%. PMID:26493865

  13. Solar envelope zoning: application to the city planning process. Los Angeles case study

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    1980-06-01

    Solar envelope zoning represents a promising approach to solar access protection. A solar envelope defines the volume within which a building will not shade adjacent lots or buildings. Other solar access protection techniques, such as privately negotiated easements, continue to be tested and implemented but none offer the degree of comprehensiveness evident in this approach. Here, the City of Los Angeles, through the Mayor's Energy Office, the City Planning Department, and the City Attorney's Office, examine the feasibility of translating the concept of solar envelopes into zoning techniques. They concluded that envelope zoning is a fair and consistent method of guaranteeing solar access, but problems of complexity and uncertainty may limit its usefulness. Envelope zoning may be inappropriate for the development of high density centers and for more restrictive community plans. Aids or tools to administer envelope zoning need to be developed. Finally, some combination of approaches, including publicly recorded easements, subdivision approval and envelope zoning, need to be adopted to encourage solar use in cities. (MHR)

  14. Images of the EU in EPA negotiations: Angel, demon - or just human?

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    Ole Elgström

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A striking feature of the discourses surrounding the negotiations of Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and developing states is the starkly contrasting pictures given of the role and nature of the EU. The Union is either portrayed as an angel, an actor with altruistic objectives, concerned primarily with the economic and social development of the ACP countries, or as a demon, an actor driven by self-interest with an hidden agenda and using confrontational tactics. The first image is mainly held by Commission officials, the second by NGO representatives. In this article, I establish the existence of the two contrasting images, try to explain theoretically the nature of the debate by reference to cognitive theory, and discuss the potential consequences of constructing and utilizing black-and-white images. I argue that the EU risked being caught in rhetorical traps by describing itself in overly altruistic terms, thereby giving its counterparts argumentative advantages. NGOs, on the other hand, lost some of their possibilities of influencing EU policy by taking a totally confrontational stance.

  15. A century of oilfield operations and earthquakes in the greater Los Angeles Basin, southern California

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    Hauksson, Egill; Goebel, Thomas; Ampuero, Jean-Paul; Cochran, Elizabeth S.

    2015-01-01

    Most of the seismicity in the Los Angeles Basin (LA Basin) occurs at depth below the sediments and is caused by transpressional tectonics related to the big bend in the San Andreas fault. However, some of the seismicity could be associated with fluid extraction or injection in oil fields that have been in production for almost a century and cover ∼ 17% of the basin. In a recent study, first the influence of industry operations was evaluated by analyzing seismicity characteristics, including normalized seismicity rates, focal depths, and b-values, but no significant difference was found in seismicity characteristics inside and outside the oil fields. In addition, to identify possible temporal correlations, the seismicity and available monthly fluid extraction and injection volumes since 1977 were analyzed. Second, the production and deformation history of the Wilmington oil field were used to evaluate whether other oil fields are likely to experience similar surface deformation in the future. Third, the maximum earthquake magnitudes of events within the perimeters of the oil fields were analyzed to see whether they correlate with total net injected volumes, as suggested by previous studies. Similarly, maximum magnitudes were examined to see whether they exhibit an increase with net extraction volume. Overall, no obvious previously unidentified induced earthquakes were found, and the management of balanced production and injection of fluids appears to reduce the risk of induced-earthquake activity in the oil fields.

  16. Diurnal tracking of anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the Los Angeles basin megacity during spring 2010

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Attributing observed CO2 variations to human or natural cause is critical to deducing and tracking emissions from observations. We have used in situ CO2, CO, and planetary boundary layer height (PBLH measurements recorded during the CalNex-LA (CARB et al., 2008 ground campaign of 15 May–15 June 2010, in Pasadena, CA, to deduce the diurnally varying anthropogenic component of observed CO2 in the megacity of Los Angeles (LA. This affordable and simple technique, validated by carbon isotope observations and WRF-STILT (Weather Research and Forecasting model – Stochastic Time-Inverted Lagrangian Transport model predictions, is shown to robustly attribute observed CO2 variation to anthropogenic or biogenic origin over the entire diurnal cycle. During CalNex-LA, local fossil fuel combustion contributed up to ~50% of the observed CO2 enhancement overnight, and ~100% of the enhancement near midday. This suggests that sufficiently accurate total column CO2 observations recorded near midday, such as those from the GOSAT or OCO-2 satellites, can potentially be used to track anthropogenic emissions from the LA megacity.

  17. The largest subsea hot tap (future tap flange) at Angel Field, Australia

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    Lad, Deepak; Drysdale, Colin [T.D. Williamson (United States); Naidoo, Sashie [T.D. Williamson (Australia)

    2008-07-01

    A subsea hot tap was conducted near the gas production platforms in Angel Field, Australia in September 2007 and verified as the largest no. 900 subsea hot tap by Australian authorities. This paper outlines the subsea tapping process, risks and safety issues in deep water environment, including the need to ensure 100% system accuracy and that the machine fluids used to operate the subsea tapping machines were environmentally friendly. The testing phase included land and water testing. In the land tests, issues relating to metal hardness, temperature, pressure and ocean currents that affected machine stability, torque and cutting rate were considered. All preliminary design and testing focused on being able to mount the tapping machine to a pre-existing hot-tap flange and conduct the tapping operation, start to finish, preferably without changing the cutter. The water depth tests took place inside a pressurized, underwater hyperbaric chamber. The equipment repeated the land testing process in conditions duplicating that of the actual project site. Timing was also measured in multiple climatic conditions (except water depth) to obtain an estimation of various scenarios. The field tapping process was conducted without problems in over six hours with a single cutter and without any stalls. (author)

  18. Development of Multi-Disciplinary Finite Element Method Analysis Courses at California State University, Los Angeles

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    McKinney, John; Wu, Chivey

    1998-01-01

    The NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) Partnership Awards Grant to California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) has two primary goals that help to achieve NASA objectives. The overall objectives of the NASA Partnership Awards are to create opportunities for joint University NASA/Government sponsored research and related activities. One of the goals of the grant is to have university faculty researchers participate and contribute to the development of NASA technology that supports NASA goals for research and development (R&D) in Aeronautics and Astronautics. The other goal is technology transfer in the other direction, where NASA developed technology is made available to the general public and more specifically, targeted to industries that can profit from utilization of government developed technology. This years NASA Dryden Partnership Awards grant to CSULA entitled, "Computer Simulation of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Systems", has two major tasks that satisfy overall NASA objectives. The first task conducts basic and applied research that contributes to technology development at the Dryden Flight Research Center. The second part of the grant provides for dissemination of NASA developed technology, by using the teaching environment created in the CSULA classroom. The second task and how this is accomplished is the topic of this paper. The NASA STARS (Structural Analysis Routines) computer simulation program is used at the Dryden center to support flight testing of high-performance experimental aircraft and to conduct research and development of new and advanced Aerospace technology.

  19. Toward a nitrous oxide budget for a global megacity: Los Angeles, California (Invited)

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    Townsend-Small, A.

    2013-12-01

    Nitrous oxide is a powerful greenhouse gas (nearly 300 times as powerful as carbon dioxide) and one of the major anthropogenic ozone depleting chemicals in the atmosphere. The strong global warming potential makes it a good target for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. But although the major anthropogenic source of nitrous oxide globally is from fertilized agricultural soils, only a very few studies have attempted a regional nitrous oxide budget. Here we present a synthesis of several recent efforts to constrain nitrous oxide emissions from terrestrial soils, wastewater treatment plants, and the coastal ocean in the Los Angeles, California metro area, home to ~13 million residents. Landscaped soils such as lawns and athletic fields emit nitrous oxide at approximately the same rate as agricultural soils in the region, ~ 200 mg N m-2 yr-1. Wastewater recycling to conserve water resources in this arid region emits nitrous oxide at rates about 3 times higher than traditional carbon oxidation of wastewater, making water reclamation the dominant anthropogenic source in the region. However, we also estimated efflux of nitrous oxide from the coastal ocean using surface concentrations and estimates of wind-driven mixing, and we found that marine emissions may be up to 10 times higher than anthropogenic sources. We also measured stable isotopic composition (N-15 and O-18) of nitrous oxide from all of these sources, and we will present the implications of these and our emission rate data for top-down monitoring of regional nitrous oxide sources.

  20. Measuring and modeling air exchange rates inside taxi cabs in Los Angeles, California

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    Shu, Shi; Yu, Nu; Wang, Yueyan; Zhu, Yifang

    2015-12-01

    Air exchange rates (AERs) have a direct impact on traffic-related air pollutant (TRAP) levels inside vehicles. Taxi drivers are occupationally exposed to TRAP on a daily basis, yet there is limited measurement of AERs in taxi cabs. To fill this gap, AERs were quantified in 22 representative Los Angeles taxi cabs including 10 Prius, 5 Crown Victoria, 3 Camry, 3 Caravan, and 1 Uplander under realistic driving (RD) conditions. To further study the impacts of window position and ventilation settings on taxi AERs, additional tests were conducted on 14 taxis with windows closed (WC) and on the other 8 taxis with not only windows closed but also medium fan speed (WC-MFS) under outdoor air mode. Under RD conditions, the AERs in all 22 cabs had a mean of 63 h-1 with a median of 38 h-1. Similar AERs were observed under WC condition when compared to those measured under RD condition. Under WC-MFS condition, AERs were significantly increased in all taxi cabs, when compared with those measured under RD condition. A General Estimating Equation (GEE) model was developed and the modeling results showed that vehicle model was a significant factor in determining the AERs in taxi cabs under RD condition. Driving speed and car age were positively associated with AERs but not statistically significant. Overall, AERs measured in taxi cabs were much higher than typical AERs people usually encounter in indoor environments such as homes, offices, and even regular passenger vehicles.