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  1. Comparison of an automated rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test with the conventional RPR card test in syphilis testing

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    Lee, Jong-Han; Lim, Chae Seung; Lee, Min-Geol; Kim, Hyon-Suk

    2014-01-01

    Objective We compared the automated non-treponemal reagin (rapid plasma reagin (RPR)) test with the conventional RPR card test for usefulness in clinical applications. Setting A comparative study of laboratory methods using clinical specimens in a single institute. Participants A total of 112 serum samples including 59 Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA)-positive and 53 TPPA-negative specimens were evaluated. Outcome measures HiSens Auto RPR LTIA (HBI, Anyang, Korea) was compared...

  2. Rapid plasma reagin card test: evaluation of a hand-rotation procedure and stability of the RPR antigen.

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    Van Dyck, E; Bogaerts, J.; Piot, P.

    1994-01-01

    Reported are the results of a comparative study of two procedures for the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test for syphilis serology: in one approach a mechanical rotator was used and in the other, hand rotation was employed. Both procedures were performed on 327 sera. The agreement between both was 98.8%. Three sera that exhibited minimal reactivity (titre = 1) in the mechanical-rotation RPR were nonreactive in the hand-rotation RPR. RPR antigen was stored for 3 months at room temperature (mean, 2...

  3. Comparison of a new rapid plasma reagin card test with the standard rapid plasma reagin 18-mm circle card test and the venereal disease research laboratory slide test for serodiagnosis of syphilis.

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    Hambie, E A; Larsen, S A; Perryman, M W; Pettit, D E; Mullally, R L; Whittington, W

    1983-01-01

    The rapid plasma reagin (RPR) card test manufactured by Beckman Instruments, Inc., was compared, qualitatively and quantitatively, with the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) slide test and the standard RPR 18-mm circle card tests for the serodiagnosis of syphilis. Sera from 638 individuals were used in this study. Two pilot lots and two production lots of antigen were submitted by Beckman Instruments, Inc., for evaluation. Qualitative agreement among the three RPR card tests was 98....

  4. Evaluation of NCS rapid plasma reagin card test, a new screening kit for syphilis.

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    Fischer, G S; Colavita, M T; Sweimler, W I; Kleger, B

    1989-01-01

    Agreements in qualitative and quantitative test results between the recently marketed NCS rapid plasma reagin card test (NCS Diagnostics Corp.) and the Macro-Vue rapid plasma reagin 18-mm circle card test (Hynson, Westcott and Dunning) were 99.2 and 99.1%, respectively, indicating the NCS RPR card test to be an acceptable alternative procedure for the serodiagnosis of syphilis.

  5. Self-Motions of General 3-RPR Planar Parallel Robots

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    Briot, Sébastien; Bonev, Ilian; Chablat, Damien; Wenger, Philippe; Arakelian, Vigen

    2008-01-01

    International audience This paper studies the kinematic geometry of general 3-RPR planar parallel robots with actuated base joints. These robots, while largely overlooked, have simple direct kinematics and large singularity-free workspace. Furthermore, their kinematic geometry is the same as that of a newly developed parallel robot with SCARA-type motions. Starting from the direct and inverse kinematic model, the expressions for the singularity loci of 3-RPR planar parallel robots are dete...

  6. Delay performance of the CFDAMA-RPR protocol via satellite

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    周熙; 贾世楼; 佘阳

    2004-01-01

    The relative performance of the combined free/demand assignment multiple access (CFDAMA) protocol with different terminal request strategies is examined. A new scheme is proposed employing combined round robin/piggybacking request strategy (CFDAMA-RPR), which is compared with the CFDAMA-RR (employing round robin request strategy) and CFDAMA-PB (employing piggy-backing request strategy). Simulation results demonstrate that compared with CFDAMA-PB and CFDAMA-RR protocol, the CFDAMA-RPR scheme can offer better delay/throughput performance of satellite channel.

  7. Kinematic analysis of the 3-RPR parallel manipulator

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    Chablat, Damien; Bonev, Ilian

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this paper is the kinematic study of a 3-RPR planar parallel manipulator where the three fixed revolute joints are actuated. The direct and inverse kinematic problem as well as the singular configuration is characterized. On parallel singular configurations, the motion produce by the mobile platform can be compared to the Reuleaux straight-line mechanism.

  8. Evaluation of a new rapid plasma reagin card test as a screening test for syphilis.

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    Perryman, M W; Larsen, S A; Hambie, E A; Pettit, D E; Mullally, R L; Whittington, W

    1982-01-01

    This study evaluates the American Dade (Biokit Laboratories) rapid plasma reagin (Dade RPR) card test, currently used in Spain for the diagnosis of syphilis, which has been recently released to the U.S. market. Used as a basis for comparison with the Dade card test were the 18-mm standard rapid plasma reagin (standard RPR) card test and the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) slide test, using both fresh sera obtained from 505 individuals and paired serum-plasma specimens from 174 ind...

  9. Self-Motions of General 3-RPR Planar Parallel Robots

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    Briot, Sébastien; Chablat, Damien; Wenger, Philippe; Arakelian, Vigen

    2008-01-01

    This paper studies the kinematic geometry of general 3-RPR planar parallel robots with actuated base joints. These robots, while largely overlooked, have simple direct kinematics and large singularity-free workspace. Furthermore, their kinematic geometry is the same as that of a newly developed parallel robot with SCARA-type motions. Starting from the direct and inverse kinematic model, the expressions for the singularity loci of 3-RPR planar parallel robots are determined. Then, the global behaviour at all singularities is geometrically described by studying the degeneracy of the direct kinematic model. Special cases of self-motions are then examined and the degree of freedom gained in such special configurations is kinematically interpreted. Finally, a practical example is discussed and experimental validations performed on an actual robot prototype are presented.

  10. EDTA-treated plasma in the rapid plasma reagin card test and the toluidine red unheated serum test for serodiagnosis of syphilis.

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    Larsen, S A; Pettit, D E; Perryman, M W; Hambie, E A; Mullally, R; Whittington, W

    1983-01-01

    Both the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) 18-mm circle card test and the toluidine red unheated serum test (TRUST) were designed to be more rapid than the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory slide test for the serodiagnosis of syphilis. The RPR card test, although originally designed as the teardrop card test for use with plasma, has received recognition from the Centers for Disease Control as a standard test for syphilis for use with serum samples only. In this study, 132 EDTA plasma-serum pairs w...

  11. In Vitro Activities of Quinupristin-Dalfopristin and the Streptogramin RPR 106972 against Mycoplasma pneumoniae

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    Izumikawa, Koichi; Hirakata, Yoichi; Yamaguchi, Toshiyuki; Yoshida, Ryoji; Tanaka, Hironori; Takemura, Hiromu; Maesaki, Shigefumi; Tomono, Kazunori; Kaku, Mitsuo; Izumikawa, Kin-Ichi; Kamihira, Shimeru; Kohno, Shigeru

    1998-01-01

    The in vitro activities of quinupristin-dalfopristin and streptogramin RPR 106972 were determined with 44 strains of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and compared to those of macrolides, minocycline, and quinolones. All isolates tested were highly susceptible to macrolides and to quinupristin-dalfopristin (MIC at which 90% of the isolates are inhibited [MIC90], 0.0625 μg/ml), followed by RPR 106972 (MIC90, 0.5 μg/ml), quinolones, and minocycline.

  12. Christmas cards

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    李国勤

    2002-01-01

    Every December,millions of Christmas cards go through the post offices.There're pictures of stars,snow or Christmas tree on the cards. In these days it's hard to think of a Christmas without cards,yet 150 years ago there were no cards at all.Here's jus! one story about the Christmas cards.Some boys of those days who were at boarding school had to write a special piece of English at Christmas time。

  13. Addiction Severity Index (ASI) summary scores: comparison of the Recent Status Scores of the ASI-6 and the Composite Scores of the ASI-5.

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    Denis, Cécile M; Cacciola, John S; Alterman, Arthur I

    2013-01-01

    The characteristics and the validity of the Recent Status Scores (RSSs), the new summary scores generated by the sixth version of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI-6), are compared to the fifth version of the ASI summary scores, the Composite Scores (CSs). A sample of 82 randomly selected patients from substance abuse treatment programs were interviewed with the ASI-6, the ASI-5 and were administered a validity battery of questionnaires that included measures corresponding to each of the ASI domains. Each ASI-6 RSS was significantly correlated with its corresponding ASI-5 CS. The intercorrelations among the RSSs are low and none of these correlations were statistically different from the intercorrelations among CSs. In five of the seven areas, the ASI-6 RSSs were more highly correlated to the corresponding validity measures than were the ASI-5 CSs. The ASI-6 offers more comprehensive content in its scales than do those derived with earlier ASIs.

  14. Addiction Severity Index (ASI) summary scores: comparison of the Recent Status Scores of the ASI-6 and the Composite Scores of the ASI-5.

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    Denis, Cécile M; Cacciola, John S; Alterman, Arthur I

    2013-01-01

    The characteristics and the validity of the Recent Status Scores (RSSs), the new summary scores generated by the sixth version of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI-6), are compared to the fifth version of the ASI summary scores, the Composite Scores (CSs). A sample of 82 randomly selected patients from substance abuse treatment programs were interviewed with the ASI-6, the ASI-5 and were administered a validity battery of questionnaires that included measures corresponding to each of the ASI domains. Each ASI-6 RSS was significantly correlated with its corresponding ASI-5 CS. The intercorrelations among the RSSs are low and none of these correlations were statistically different from the intercorrelations among CSs. In five of the seven areas, the ASI-6 RSSs were more highly correlated to the corresponding validity measures than were the ASI-5 CSs. The ASI-6 offers more comprehensive content in its scales than do those derived with earlier ASIs. PMID:23886822

  15. [Evaluation of the serological response to syphilis treatment using an automated RPR test].

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    Itoda, Ichiro

    2014-05-01

    We evaluated the clinical usefulness of serological monitoring with an automated rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test in syphilis patients. Serum samples were obtained from 68 syphilis patients, including 57 cases infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from our clinic between February 2010 and May 2012. RPR titers were measured with both the conventional serial dilution manual method and the automated method before (baseline) and at several intervals after treatment. The criteria of a cure were defined based on RPR titers as equal to and/or more than a 4-fold decrease (with the manual method) or by RPR values lowered to the level of equal and/or less than 25% (with the automated method) within 6 months in comparison with baseline values. A serological cure was observed in 19 (95%) and 17 (85%) of the 20 cases with the manual method and the automated method after 6 months, respectively. For the other 3 cases, the RPR value ratios with the automated method were 25.4%, 25.9% and 37.9%. Among all 68 patients, 9 cases (13.2%) did not meet the criteria for a cure by both methods within 6 months, but all cases did within 12 months. The ratio of RPR values after several months against that of baseline was evaluated with a t-test; the RPR values with the automated method were significantly lower than those obtained with the manual method (p RPR value ratios of HIV-positive cases were significantly higher 1 and 2 months after (with the manual method) and 1 month after (with the automated method) than those of HIV-negative cases; however, no statistical significance was observed after 6 months between the RPR ratio of HIV-positive and HIV-negative cases. Based on these results, we infer that the RPR test with the automated method can be used in the same manner as the manual method for treatment monitoring of HIV-positive and HIV-negative syphilis patients, especially in the early phase of treatment. PMID:24974450

  16. Card Reader

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    Lan Xinzhen

    2012-01-01

    Huo Haizhong,a farmer in Zhuning Village,Shanxi Province,holds a special card in his hand,a card that will help his future.It's not a credit card,nor a debit card or spccial membership-it's a farmer's card,a large note card where Huo records informarion about crop yield,farm animals and his family's income.It's also a place where Huo can jot down problems on his farm and make suggestions to the local government.The farmer's card is being promoted across Zuoquan County.The county began promoting the card in 2008 on a trial basis,and now all 204 villages under its administration have introduced the card.

  17. Payment Cards

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to analyze the use of payment cards in retail in the Czech Republic from the side of clients (buyers and the side of sellers. Questionnaires for clients examine satisfaction with cards and the service connected with them. Sellers’ satisfaction with the profit and function of cards is analyzed. The data indicated that 92% of the 352 respondents in South Bohemia had a payment card and more than 35% had more than one card. In retail, 70% of sellers had a payment terminal.

  18. EVALUATION OF MICRO-TPHA, VDRL AND RPR TESTS IN THE SERODIAGNOSIS OF SYPHILIS

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    Santhi

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Syphilis is one of the most fascinating diseases of humans. Widespread use of antibiotics now has reduced the incidence of early syphilis and recognized new cases of late syphilis have decreased. Serological tests are the basis for the diagnosis of latent syphilis. They vary in their sensitivity and specificity. While non-treponemal tests (VDRL and RPR are most frequently used as screening procedures, treponemal tests (FTA-ABS and TPHA are considered to be highly sensitive and specific. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study 100 serum samples collected from the patients attending STD Department, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam. Samples were subjected to VDRL, RPR and Micro-TPHA tests to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of Micro-TPHA test in patients with various stages of syphilis and to evaluate the efficacy of Micro-TPHA to confirm the diagnosis of syphilis and to rule out biological false positive reactions or false negative reactions of VDRL tests. RESULTS Three tests (VDRL, RPR and Micro-TPHA were applied to all 100 patients. Among them 85 were VDRL reactive, 84 were RPR positive and 89 were TPHA positive. In them males were more in number, in 3 tests with respect to age, (21-30 age group patients showed predominance. Out of 100 patients, 81 sera were positive for all three tests and one serum sample was VDRL reactive, but RPR and TPHA were non-reactive. This may be a false positive reaction. The following tables showed the sensitivity and specificity of each test and also the sensitivity of each test in various stages of syphilis. CONCLUSION It is concluded as by performing TPHA test, false positive reactivity of VDRL test could be detected. Even in the cases of treated primary and secondary syphilis, TPHA was reactive. The lipoidal antigen tests primarily reflect disease activity and serial quantitative performance of these tests used to measure the treatment response.

  19. ASi Tallink Grupp aktsiate esmane avalik pakkumine

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    2005-01-01

    21. novembril algas AS-i Tallink Grupp aktsiate esmane pakkumine Tallinna börsil: jaeinvestoritel Eestis ja Soomes ning kutselistel investoritel Eestis, Soomes ja mujal on võimalus märkida kuni 34 090 909 firma lihtaktsiat. Vt.samas: Veel üks uus laev; Tallink Grupp asutas Lätis tütarettevõtte; ASi Tallink kommentaar ajalehes "Helsingin Sanomat" 13. novembril ilmunud artiklile; "Romantika" töötab jäähoki MMil flotellina; ASi Tallink Grupp 2004/2005. majandusaasta tulemustest; "Galaxy" ristimis- ja vettelaskmistseremoonia; 2. detsembril avalikustas AS Tallink Grupp oma aktsiate esmase avaliku pakkumise lõpliku pakkumishinna ning jaotamise tulemused

  20. Wallet Card

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The CMS Office of Information Products and Data Analysis, OIPDA, produces the CMS Wallet Card as a quick reference statistical summary on annual CMS program and...

  1. Smart Card

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    Floarea NASTASE

    2006-01-01

    Reforms in electronic business have presented new opportunities to use smart card technology as an enabling tool. The network-centric applications, where resources are located throughout the Internet and access to them is possible from any location, require authenticated access and secured transactions. Smart cards represent an ideal solution: they offers an additional layer of electronic security and information assurance for user authentication, confidentiality, non-repudiation, information...

  2. EVALUATION OF MICRO-TPHA, VDRL AND RPR TESTS IN THE SERODIAGNOSIS OF SYPHILIS

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    Santhi; Jhansi Lakshmi; Lavanya; Raju; Guru Prasad

    2016-01-01

    Syphilis is one of the most fascinating diseases of humans. Widespread use of antibiotics now has reduced the incidence of early syphilis and recognized new cases of late syphilis have decreased. Serological tests are the basis for the diagnosis of latent syphilis. They vary in their sensitivity and specificity. While non-treponemal tests (VDRL and RPR) are most frequently used as screening procedures, treponemal tests (FTA-ABS and TPHA) are considered to be highly sensitive and s...

  3. MELCOR 1.8.2 Analyses in Support of ITER's RPrS

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    The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Program is performing accident analyses for ITER's 'Rapport Preliminaire de Surete' (Report Preliminary on Safety - RPrS) with a modified version of the MELCOR 1.8.2 code. The RPrS is an ITER safety document required in the ITER licensing process to obtain a 'Decret Autorisation de Construction' (a Decree Authorizing Construction - DAC) for the ITER device. This report documents the accident analyses performed by the US with the MELCOR 1.8.2 code in support of the ITER RPrS effort. This work was funded through an ITER Task Agreement for MELCOR Quality Assurance and Safety Analyses. Under this agreement, the US was tasked with performing analyses for three accident scenarios in the ITER facility. Contained within the text of this report are discussions that identify the cause of these accidents, descriptions of how these accidents are likely to proceed, the method used to analyze the consequences of these accidents, and discussions of the transient thermal hydraulic and radiological release results for these accidents

  4. Modeling of SSME fuel preburner ASI

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    Liang, Pak-Yan

    1992-07-01

    The Augmented Spark Ignitor (ASI) is a LOX/H2/electrical spark system that functions as an ignition source and sustainer for stable combustion. It is used in the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) preburner combustor, the SMME main combustion chamber, the J-1 and J-2 engines, as well as proposed designs of the Space Transportation Main Engine (STME) main combustor and gas generators. An undertaking to characterize the flow of the ASI is documented. The code consists of a marriage of the Implicit-Continuous Eulerian/Arbitrary Lagrangian Code (ICE-ALE) Navier-Stokes solver with the Volume-of-Fluid (VOF) Methodology for tracking of two immiscible fluids with sharp discontinuities. Spray droplets are represented by discrete numerical parcels tracked in a Lagrangian fashion. Numerous physical sub-models are also incorporated to describe the processes of atomization, droplet collision, droplet breakup, evaporation, and droplet and gas phase turbulence. An equilibrium chemistry model accounting for 8 active gaseous species is also used. Taking advantage of this symmetry plane, half of the actual ASI is modeled with a 3-D grid that geometrically resolves the LOX ports, the spark plug locations, and the hydrogen injection slots.

  5. Smart Cards and Card Operating Systems

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    Hartel, Pieter H.; Jong, de Eduard K.

    1996-01-01

    The operating system of an IC card should provide an appropriate interface to applications using IC cards. An incorrect choice of operations and data renders the card inefficient and cumbersome. The design principles of the UNIX operating system are most appropriate for IC card operating system desi

  6. Cusp Points in the Parameter Space of Degenerate 3-RPR Planar Parallel Manipulators

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    Manubens, Montserrat; Chablat, Damien; Wenger, Philippe; Rouillier, Fabrice

    2012-01-01

    This paper investigates the conditions in the design parameter space for the existence and distribution of the cusp locus for planar parallel manipulators. Cusp points make possible non-singular assembly-mode changing motion, which increases the maximum singularity-free workspace. An accurate algorithm for the determination is proposed amending some imprecisions done by previous existing algorithms. This is combined with methods of Cylindric Algebraic Decomposition, Gr\\"obner bases and Discriminant Varieties in order to partition the parameter space into cells with constant number of cusp points. These algorithms will allow us to classify a family of degenerate 3-RPR manipulators.

  7. Singular Curves in the Joint Space and Cusp Points of 3-RPR parallel manipulators

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    Zein, Mazen; Chablat, Damien

    2007-01-01

    This paper investigates the singular curves in the joint space of a family of planar parallel manipulators. It focuses on special points, referred to as cusp points, which may appear on these curves. Cusp points play an important role in the kinematic behavior of parallel manipulators since they make possible a nonsingular change of assembly mode. The purpose of this study is twofold. First, it exposes a method to compute joint space singular curves of 3-RPR planar parallel manipulators. Second, it presents an algorithm for detecting and computing all cusp points in the joint space of these same manipulators.

  8. Smart Cards and Card Operating Systems

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    Hartel, Pieter H.; Jong, de, J.

    1996-01-01

    The operating system of an IC card should provide an appropriate interface to applications using IC cards. An incorrect choice of operations and data renders the card inefficient and cumbersome. The design principles of the UNIX operating system are most appropriate for IC card operating system design. The actual design that we recognise as UNIX (or any other current operating system for that matter) is not appropriate for IC cards.

  9. RPR test

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    ... infections and is routinely used to screen pregnant women for the disease. Several states also require that couples be screened for syphilis before getting a marriage license. The test is also used to see ...

  10. CREDIT CARD FRAUD

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    Lăcrămioara BALAN; POPESCU, MIHAI

    2011-01-01

    Credit card fraud is the misuse of a credit card to make purchases without authorization or counterfeiting a credit card. Credit cards are the most often used electronic payment instrument. Types of credit card fraud are: online credit card fraud, advance payments, stolen card numbers, shave and paste, de-emboss/re-emboss etc. If current growth rates continue, credit cards and debit cards will each exceed the number of paid checks before the end of the decade. As the industry continues to exp...

  11. Spectroscopic AC susceptibility imaging (sASI) of magnetic nanoparticles

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    Ficko, Bradley W., E-mail: Bradley.W.Ficko@Dartmouth.edu; Nadar, Priyanka M.; Diamond, Solomon G.

    2015-02-01

    This study demonstrates a method for alternating current (AC) susceptibility imaging (ASI) of magnetic nanoparticles (mNPs) using low cost instrumentation. The ASI method uses AC magnetic susceptibility measurements to create tomographic images using an array of drive coils, compensation coils and fluxgate magnetometers. Using a spectroscopic approach in conjunction with ASI, a series of tomographic images can be created for each frequency measurement set and is termed sASI. The advantage of sASI is that mNPs can be simultaneously characterized and imaged in a biological medium. System calibration was performed by fitting the in-phase and out-of-phase susceptibility measurements of an mNP sample with a hydrodynamic diameter of 100 nm to a Brownian relaxation model (R{sup 2}=0.96). Samples of mNPs with core diameters of 10 and 40 nm and a sample of 100 nm hydrodynamic diameter were prepared in 0.5 ml tubes. Three mNP samples were arranged in a randomized array and then scanned using sASI with six frequencies between 425 and 925 Hz. The sASI scans showed the location and quantity of the mNP samples (R{sup 2}=0.97). Biological compatibility of the sASI method was demonstrated by scanning mNPs that were injected into a pork sausage. The mNP response in the biological medium was found to correlate with a calibration sample (R{sup 2}=0.97, p<0.001). These results demonstrate the concept of ASI and advantages of sASI. - Highlights: • Development of an AC susceptibility imaging model. • Comparison of AC susceptibility imaging (ASI) and susceptibility magnitude imaging (SMI). • Demonstration of ASI and spectroscopic ASI (sASI) using three different magnetic nanoparticle types. • SASI scan separation of three different magnetic nanoparticles samples using 5 spectroscopic frequencies. • Demonstration of biological feasibility of sASI.

  12. RPR与TPPA在梅毒血清测定中的临床价值分析%Analysis the Clinical Value of RPR and TPPA in Measure Syphilis Serum

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    奚敏芬

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the RPR and TPPA in syphilis clinical value in the determination of serum.Methods Selected 720 patients who underwent syphilis gien from February 2014 to December 2014 in city centers for disease prevention and control of clinical laboratory determination in the serum as the study object, all of them were adopt the RPR and TPPA in syphilis serum test. Compared two methods for determining the positive detection rate, sensitivity and specificity.Results There were 34 cases in 720 cases of syphilis serum specimens confirmed by clinical examination center for positive, positive rate is 4.72%, TPPA positive detection of cases of 30 cases, the positive rate was 4.17%, positive RPR detected cases for 23 cases, positive predictive value was 3.19%, compared the positive rate two methods,P<0.05, had difference statistically significance. TPPA positive rate in different stages was higher than the RPR,P<0.05, had difference statistically significance. Conclusion The determination of treponema pallidum gelatin agglutination test for syphilis serum effect is satisfied, the positive rate positive diagnosis coincidence rate, and different stage was higher than the rapid plasma reagin ring card test.%目的 观察RPR与TPPA在梅毒血清测定中的临床价值.方法 选取2014年2月~2014年12月我市疾病防治中心检验科720例接受梅毒血清测定的受检人员作为研究对象,受检人员均行RPR以及TPPA梅毒血清检测.比较两种测定方法 阳性检出率、敏感度与特异性.结果 本组720例受检者中34例梅毒血清标本经临床检验中心确诊为阳性,阳性率为4.72%;其中TPPA阳性检出例数为30例,阳性率为4.17%,RPR阳性检出例数为23例,阳性诊断率为3.19%,两种方法 阳性检出率对比,P<0.05,差异具有统计学意义.TPPA不同分期阳性检出率高于RPR,P<0.05,差异具有统计学意义.结论 梅毒螺旋体明胶凝集试验用于梅毒血清测定效果满意,其阳性

  13. Payment cards security

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    Fuchs, Michal

    2013-01-01

    This thesis aims to identify and evaluate the risks related to payment cards and their use. The main focus is the methods used to commit card related fraud and possible methods of protection related to this topic. First of all, the technology that is nowadays used in relation with the payment cards is analyzed and its weaknesses and attacks used to gather card information are described. After that, statistical data related to card fraud are analyzed in relation with different world regions. Q...

  14. Solution-based metal induced crystallization of a-Si

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    Wu Chun-Ya; Li Xue-Dong; Zhao Shu-Yun; Li Juan; Meng Zhi-Guo; Xiong Shao-Zhen; Zhang Fang

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates a simplified metal induced crystallization (MIC) of a-Si, named solution-based MIC (S-MIC). The nickel inducing source was formed on a-Si from salt solution dissolved in de-ionized water or ethanol. a-Si thin film was deposited with low pressure chemical vapour deposition or plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition as precursor material for MIC. It finds that the content of nickel source formed on a-Si can be controlled by solution concentration and dipping time. The dependence of crystallization rate of a-Si on annealing time illustrated that the linear density of nickel source was another critical factor that affects the crystallization of a-Si, besides the diffusion of nickel disilicide. The highest electron Hall mobility of thus prepared S-MIC poly-Si is 45.6cm2/(V路s). By using this S-MIC poly-Si, thin film transistors and display scan drivers were made, and their characteristics are presented.

  15. FRENCH PROTOCOL CARDS

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    Division des Ressources Humaines; Human Resources Division; Tel. 74683-79494

    2000-01-01

    Senior officials, holders of FRENCH PROTOCOL cards (blue cards) due to expire on 31.12.2000, are requested to return these cards and those of family members, for extension to: Bureau des cartes, Bât 33.1-009/1-015 Should the three spaces for authentication on the back of the card be full, please enclose two passport photographs for a new card. In the case of children aged 14 and over, an attestation of dependency and a school certificate should be returned with the card.

  16. FRENCH PROTOCOL CARDS

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    Division du Personnel

    1999-01-01

    Senior officials, holders of FRENCH PROTOCOL cards (blue cards) due to expire on 31.12.1999, are requested to return these cards and those of family members, for extension to:Bureau des cartes, bâtiment 33.1-025Should the 3 spaces for authentication on the back of the card be full, please enclose 2 passport photographs for a new card.In the case of children aged 14 and over, an attestation of dependency and a school certificate should be returned with the card.Personnel DivisionTel. 79494/74683

  17. High Survivability Net of RPR%基于RPR的高生存性网络

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    刘开银; 敖发良

    2006-01-01

    弹性分组环(RPR)技术定义了一种新型的MAC层协议,采用了共享介质传输和空间复用协议以及低于50ms的故障恢复保护的弹性机制,支持业务的分级(Service Level Agreement),即插即用,基于MAC的高速交换,可承载具有突发性的IP业务,同时支持传统的语音传送等特性,是未来城域网技术的重要发展方向.光纤技术的飞速发展使得RPR不再仅仅局限于城域网,还可以用于广域网.本文在基于弹性分组环的低于50ms的故障恢复保护的基础上,提出了具有高生存性的解决方案.

  18. RPR-based high survivability network%基于RPR的高生存性网络

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    刘开银; 敖发良

    2006-01-01

    弹性分组环(RPR)技术定义了一种新型的媒体接入控制(MAC)层协议,采用了共享介质传输和空间复用协议以及低于50 ms的故障恢复保护的弹性机制,支持服务等级协定(SLA,Service Level Agreement),即插即用,基于MAC的高速交换,可承载具有突发性的IP业务,同时支持传统的语音传送,是未来城域网技术的重要发展方向.光纤技术的飞速发展使得RPR不再仅仅局限于城域网,还可以用于广域网.文章在基于RPR的低于50 ms的故障恢复保护的基础上,提出了具有高生存性的解决方案.

  19. Introduction of Smart Card

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    2010-01-01

    Smart Card PrimerA smart card is a device that includes an embedded integrated circuit chip (ICC) that can be either a secure microcontroller or equivalent intelligence with internal memory or a memory chip alone.

  20. Comparative Card Production Methods

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    Turner, Ann Craig

    1972-01-01

    Seven methods of card production tried by the University of British Columbia library are described and compared in terms of total cost per set of cards and their applicability to libraries of various sizes. (5 references) (Author)

  1. REPLACEMENT OF FRENCH CARDS

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    The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Organization that it is shortly to replace all diplomatic cards, special cards and employment permits ('attestations de fonctions') now held by members of the personnel and their families. Between 2 July and 31 December 2001, these cards are to be replaced by secure, computerized equivalents. The old cards may continue to be used until 31 December 2001. For the purposes of the handover, members of the personnel are asked to go to the cards office (33/1-015), taking the following documents for themselves and members of their families already in possession of a French card : A recent identity photograph in 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm format, The French card in their possession, an A4 photocopy of the same French card, certified by the cards office as being a true copy. Those members of the personnel whose cards (and/or cards belonging to members of their families) are shortly due to expire, or have recently done so, are also requested to take these items to the c...

  2. REPLACEMENT OF FRENCH CARDS

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    The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently replacing all diplomatic cards, special cards and employment permits («attestations de fonctions») held by members of the personnel and their families. These cards are replaced by secure, computerized equivalents. The old cards may no longer be used after 31 December 2001. For the purposes of the handover, members of the personnel must go personally to the cards office (33/1-015) between 8h30 and 12h30, in order to fill in a «fiche individuelle» form, taking the following documents for themselves and members of their families already in possession of a French card : A recent identity photograph in 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm format, the French card in their possession, an A4 photocopy of the same French card, certified by the cards office as being a true copy. Those members of the personnel whose cards (and/or cards belonging to members of their families) are shortly due to expire, or have recently done so, are also requested...

  3. REPLACEMENT OF FRENCH CARDS

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    The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Organization that it is shortly to replace all diplomatic cards, special cards and employment permits ('attestations de fonctions') now held by members of the personnel and their families. Between 2 July and 31 December 2001, these cards are to be replaced by secure, computerized equivalents. The old cards may continue to be used until 31 December 2001. For the purposes of the handover, members of the personnel must go personally to the cards office (33/1-015), in order to fill in a 'fiche individuelle' form, taking the following documents for themselves and members of their families already in possession of a French card : A recent identity photograph in 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm format. The French card in their possession. An A4 photocopy of the same French card, certified by the cards office as being a true copy. Those members of the personnel whose cards (and/or cards belonging to members of their families) are shortly due to expire, or have recently done...

  4. Evaluation of different confirmatory algorithms using seven treponemal tests on Architect Syphilis TP-positive/RPR-negative sera.

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    Jonckheere, S; Berth, M; Van Esbroeck, M; Blomme, S; Lagrou, K; Padalko, E

    2015-10-01

    The Architect Syphilis TP is considered to be a suitable screening test due to its high sensitivity and full automation. According to the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) 2014 guidelines, however, positive screening tests need confirmation with Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TP.PA). Among Architect-positive results, samples with a negative non-treponemal test present the major diagnostic challenge. In this multicenter study, we investigated if other, preferable less labor-intensive treponemal tests could replace TP.PA. A total of 178 rapid plasma reagin (RPR)-negative sera with an Architect value between 1 and 15 S/CO were prospectively selected in three centers. These sera were analyzed with TP.PA and six alternative treponemal tests: three immunoblots and three tests on random-access analyzers. The diagnostic performance of the treponemal tests differed substantially, with the overall agreement between the six alternative tests ranging from 44.6 to 82.0%. Based on TP.PA as the gold standard, the INNO-LIA IgG blot, the BioPlex 2200 IgG, and the Syphilis TPA showed a high sensitivity, while the EUROLINE-WB IgG blot, recomLine Treponema IgG blot, and the Chorus Syphilis screen showed a high specificity. However, an Architect cut-off of 5.6 S/CO can serve as an alternative for these confirmatory treponemal tests in case of an RPR-negative result. Treponemal tests show poor agreement in this challenging group of Architect-positive/RPR-negative sera. The most optimal algorithm is obtained by assigning sera with an Architect value >5.6 S/CO as true-positives and sera with a value between 1 and 5.6 S/CO as undetermined, requiring further testing with TP.PA. PMID:26187433

  5. La formation des mégapoles en Asie

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    Terry G. McGEE

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available L’Asie est au bord d’une explosion urbaine, avec un accroissement de 1 680 millions d’habitants entre 1980 et 2020. Cet accroissement se produira en grande partie dans les grandes mégapoles en train d’apparaître. Cet article tente d’expliquer le processus en cours.

  6. CERN access cards

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    Holders of CERN access cards are reminded that the card is an official document. It is important to carry it with you at all times when you are on the site. This applies also to those on standby duty who are called out for emergency interventions. As announced in Weekly Bulletin 13/2006, any loss or theft of access cards must be declared to the competent external authorities.

  7. Method card design dimensions

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    Wölfel, Christiane; Merritt, T.

    2013-01-01

    . The card-based tools are explained in terms of five design dimensions including the intended purpose and scope of use, duration of use, methodology, customization, and formal/material qualities. Our analysis suggests three design patterns or archetypes for existing card-based design method tools...... and highlights unexplored areas in the design space. The paper concludes with recommendations for the future development of card-based methods for the field of interaction design....

  8. Shuffling with ordered cards

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    Butler, Steve

    2010-01-01

    We consider a problem of shuffling a deck of cards with ordered labels. Namely we split the deck of N=k^tq cards (where t>=1 is maximal) into k equally sized stacks and then take the top card off of each stack and sort them by the order of their labels and add them to the shuffled stack. We show how to find stacks of cards invariant and periodic under the shuffling. We also show when gcd(q,k)=1 the possible periods of this shuffling are all divisors of order_k(N-q).

  9. RPR和TPPA在梅毒血清测定中的比较研究%The determination with RPR and TPPA for serum syphilis

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    白艳丽

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨RPR和TPPA在梅毒血清学测定中的临床价值。方法选择确诊梅毒患者600例,确诊排除梅毒者600例,RPR组使用RPR测定法,TPPA组使用TPPA测定法,比较两组不同阶段梅毒检查阳性率,并分析特异性和敏感性。结果TPPA组对Ⅰ期、Ⅱ期和Ⅲ期梅毒检查阳性率均显著高于RPR组(P<0.05), TPPA组特异性和敏感性均超过95.0%,显著高于RPR组(P<0.05)。结论 RPR测定其特异性和敏感性低于TPPA检测适用于普查,TPPA检测则可作为确诊方法运用于临床。%Objective To explore the clinical value of Rpr and tppa for serum syphilis. Methods 600 cases confirmed with syphilis patients and 600 cases of confirmed without syphilis were choosed, RPR group were used RPR,the TPPA group were used TPPA,then different stage syphilis positive rate of examination and specificity and sensitivity were compared in the two groups. Results TPPA group with stageⅠ, Ⅱ and Ⅲ check syphilis positive rate were significantly higher than RPR group (P<0.05), specificity and sensitivity with TPPA group were more than 95.0%,they were higher than RPR group(P<0.05). Conclusion The detection of RPR measure with specificity and sensitivity are lower than the TPPA,it is suitable for the census,and TPPA test can be applied to clinical diagnosis method.

  10. Économie politique de l’Asie (2)

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    Alary, Pierre; Bafoil, François; Coëdel, Denis; de Géry, Catherine; Dissaux, Tristan; Frigant, Vincent; Guerrien, Bernard; Gun, Ozgur; Heim, Stéphane; Krzywdzinski, Martin; Lafaye de Micheaux, Elsa; Lamarche, Thomas; Latham, William; Le Bas, Christian; Marie, Jonathan

    2014-01-01

    Ce numéro de la Revue de la régulation poursuit l’important travail mené à propos des capitalismes asiatiques. Après une première partie (n° 13, printemps 2013) plutôt centrée sur l’Asie du Sud-Est, la seconde partie de ce dossier thématique est dominée par l’analyse de l’Asie orientale et accorde une attention particulière à la Chine. >> lire la suite This issue of the Régulation Review is devoted to further contributions to the major current research project exploring capitalism in Asia. W...

  11. Pengaruh Daun Bangun Bangun (coleus amboinicus) Untuk Meningkatkan Produksi ASI

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    Idris, Rahmi

    2014-01-01

    Latar belakang : Daun Bangun-bangun atau Torbangun (Colues amboinicus Lour) adalah salah satu jenis tanaman yang umum dikonsumsi oleh ibu yang baru melahirkan di daerah Sumatera Utara, khususnya oleh suku batak. Daun Bangun-bangun dipercaya dapat meningkatkan produksi air susu ibu (ASI). Daun Bangun-bangun ini memiliki kandungan zat gizi tinggi, terutama zat besi dan karoten. Ditemukan pula bahwa konsumsi daun Bangun-bangun berpengaruh nyata terhadap peningkatan kadar beberapa mineral seperti...

  12. 腈纶油剂ASY-2的研制%Study on ASY-2 Finish for Polyacrylonitrile Fiber

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    张喜强; 王俊

    2000-01-01

    针对国内腈纶油剂与进口美国油剂XF-2B在手感、耐热性上的差距,在油剂配方中采用了分子量较高的组分及氨基改性硅等,研制出新型ASY-2油剂.其手感、耐热性及主要纺丝性能指标基本达到了XF-2B油剂水平.经一定批量油剂纺丝应用试验,表明ASY-2的各项性能与XF-2B相接近,具有替代进口油剂,实现油剂国产化的推广应用前景.

  13. REPLACEMENT OF FRENCH CARDS

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    The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Organization that it is shortly to replace all diplomatic cards, special cards and employment permits ('attestations de fonctions') now held by members of the personnel and their families. Between 2 July and 31 December 2001, these cards are to be replaced by secure, computerized equivalents. A 'personnel office' stamped photocopy of the old cards may continue to be used until 31 December 2001. For the purposes of the handover, members of the personnel must go personally to the cards office (33/1-015), between 8:30 and 12:30, in order to fill a 'fiche individuelle' form (in black ink only), which has to be personally signed by themselves and another separately signed by members of their family, taking the following documents for themselves and members of their families already in possession of a French card : A recent identity photograph in 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm format (signed on the back) The French card in their possession an A4 photocopy of the same Fre...

  14. Potent quinoxaline-based inhibitors of PDGF receptor tyrosine kinase activity. Part 2: the synthesis and biological activities of RPR127963 an orally bioavailable inhibitor.

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    He, Wei; Myers, Michael R; Hanney, Barbara; Spada, Alfred P; Bilder, Glenda; Galzcinski, Helen; Amin, Dilip; Needle, Saul; Page, Ken; Jayyosi, Zaid; Perrone, Mark H

    2003-09-15

    RPR127963 demonstrates an excellent pharmacokinetic profile in several species and was found to be efficacious in the prevention of restenosis in a Yucatan mini-pig model upon oral administration of 1-5 mg/kg. The in vitro selectivity profile and SAR of the highly optimized PDGF-R tyrosine kinase inhibitor are highlighted.

  15. Mafia cards game

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    Segarra Suriñach, Xavi

    2015-01-01

    This final project is focused on creating an RPG card game titled Mafia cards game for the Android operating system that allows both the game for a single player and multi player online game. Aquest treball final de projecte es centra en la creació d'un joc de cartes de rol amb el títol Mafia cards game per al sistema operatiu Android que permeti tant el joc per a un únic jugador com el joc multi jugador per Internet. Este trabajo final de proyecto se centra en la creación de un juego d...

  16. Die Bedeutung von psychosozialem Streß in der Sekundärprävention der koronaren Herzkrankheit

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    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Der Zusammenhang zwischen Streß und koronarer Herzkrankheit (KHK bzw. Myokardinfarkt (MCI ist durch eine Vielzahl von Arbeiten belegt, wird aber in den bestehenden Konzepten der Kardiologie nach wie vor oft als wenig bedeutsam eingestuft. Dieser Widerspruch ergibt sich einerseits aus der subjektiven, aber emotional und pathophysiologisch wichtigen Bedeutung des Faktors Streß sowie andererseits aus dem biomechanistischen Paradigma der naturwissenschaftlichen Medizin. Ziel dieses Artikels ist es, die psychophysiologischen und pathophysiologischen Zusammenhänge zwischen psychosozialen Faktoren und KHK anhand der bestehenden Daten darzulegen. Die Bedeutung der Beachtung psychosozialer Risikofaktoren für die Prävention der KHK und der Einfluß der Diskrepanz zwischen emotionaler und wissenschaftlicher Objektivität auf die Arzt-Patient-Beziehung wird ausgeführt. Damit soll die Möglichkeit einer bio-psycho-sozialen Sekundärprävention der KHK angeboten werden.

  17. Genetics Blood Card Use

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — SOP guiding collection of blood for genetics analysis. Provides stepwise instructions and guidance on how to collect DNA sample using a whole blood blot card

  18. ANALISIS FAKTOR INTERNAL DAN EKSTERNAL PROGRAM PENINGKATAN PEMBERIAN ASI EKSLUSIF PUSKESMAS PARIAMAN KOTA PARIAMAN

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    Full Text Available ASI eksklusif, salah satu program prioritas karena dampaknya yang luas terhadap kesehatan bayi. Puskesmas Pariaman merupakan yang paling rendah cakupan ASI eksklusifnya yaitu 53,3 %. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis faktor internal dan ekstemal program peningkatan pemberian ASI eksklusif. Penelitian kualitatif ini dilaksanakan di wilayah kerja Puskesmas Pariaman Kota Pariaman dengan informan kepala Puskesmas, koordinator program gizi, bidan desa, kader Posyandu, dan ibu bayi. Pengumpulan data dilakukan dengan cara indepth interview, FGD dan dokumentasi. Analisis data dilakukan secara content analisis. Hasil penelitian mendapatkan aspek internal dari segi input, tenaga pelaksana adalah tenaga gizi dan sudah mendapatkan pelatihanASI eksklusif, belum ada dana khusus, metode yang digunakan yaitu penyuluhan dengan memanfaatkan sarana Posyandu dan kelas ibu. Dari segi process, belum ada perencanaan dan pengorganisasian khusus, telah dilakukan penggerakan dan pemantauan oleh tenaga kesehatan. Dari segi output, cakupan ASI eksklusif masih rendah. Aspek ekstemal belum ada kebijakanpemerintah daerah yang mendukungASI eksklusif ada kebiasaan masyarakat yang mempengaruhi ASI eksklusif, rendahnya pengetahuan ibu dan faktor pekerjaan ibu menyebabkan rendahnya ASI eksklusif. Dapat disimpulkan bahwa program ASI eksklusif masih lemah dan rendah secara internal dan ekstemal. Diharapkan tenaga gizi agar lebih meningkatkan sosialisasi ASI eksklusif.

  19. Hubungan Pemberian Makanan Pendamping Asi (MP-ASI dengan Status Gizi Anak Usia 1-3 Tahun di Kota Padang Tahun 2012

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    Full Text Available AbstrakMakanan pendamping ASI (MP-ASI adalah makanan padat yang mengandung nutrien lengkap yang diberikan kepada bayi mulai usia 6 bulan disamping ASI eksklusif untuk mencapai tumbuh kembang yang optimal. Tujuan penelitian adalah untuk mengetahui hubungan antara usia pemberian MP-ASI dan jenis MP-ASI dengan status gizi. Penelitian ini merupakan studi cross sectional yang dilaksanakan pada bulan Mei-November 2012 pada anak usia 1-3 tahun yang berdomisili di Kota Padang. Pengumpulan data karakteristik responden, usia pemberian MP-ASI, dan jenis MP-ASI dilakukan dengan wawancara terpimpin. Pengukuran status gizi dilakukan berdasarkan BB/TB Z-score. Analisis statistik yang digunakan adalah uji chi square. Hasil penelitian menunjukan dari 200 anak, 51% anak diberi diberi MP-ASI sesuai jadwal dengan jenis MP-ASI buatan pabrik. Status gizi kurang, lebih banyak didapatkan pada anak yang diberi MP-ASI dini (33%. Tidak ditemukan anak dengan status gizi buruk.Terdapat hubungan antara usia pemberian MP-ASI dengan status gizi p= 0,001 (P < 0,05 dan tidak ada hubungan antara jenis MP-ASI dengan status gizi p= 0,456 (p > 0,05.Kata kunci: MP-ASI, Status gizi, Anak usia 1-3 tahunAbstractComplementary feeding is a solid and nutrient dense foods that contain complete given to infants from 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed in addition to achieve optimal growth and development. The research objective was to determine the relationship between the age of complementary feeding and provision of complementary feeding types with nutritional status. This study is a cross-sectional study that was conducted in May-November 2012 on children aged 1-3 years who live in Padang. The characteristics of the respondents, aged giving complementary feeding, and the type of complementary feeding by the guided interview. Measurement of nutritional status is based on weight / height Z-score.The statistical analysis used was chi square test. The results showed that of 200 children

  20. Proceedings of the 10th ASIS SIG/CR classification research workshop

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    This volume is a working copy of the papers presented at the 9th ASIS SIG/CR workshop on classification research, held in Washington, DC, at the ASIS Annual Meeting on Sunday 31 October 1999. The contributions printed here are working papers, and thus, not necessarily in their final form. For thi......This volume is a working copy of the papers presented at the 9th ASIS SIG/CR workshop on classification research, held in Washington, DC, at the ASIS Annual Meeting on Sunday 31 October 1999. The contributions printed here are working papers, and thus, not necessarily in their final form...

  1. Time card entry system

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    Montierth, B.S.

    1996-05-01

    The Time Card Entry System was developed to interface with the DOE Headquarters Electronic Time and Attendance (ETA) system. It features pop-up window pick lists for Work Breakdown Structure Numbers and Hour Codes and has extensive processing that ensures that time and attendance reported by the employee fulfills US Government/OMB requirements before Timekeepers process the data at the end of the two week payroll cycle using ETA. Tours of Duty (e.g. ten hour day, four day week with Friday through Sunday off), established in the ETA system, are imported into the Time Card Entry System by the Timekeepers. An individual`s Tour of Duty establishes the basis for validation of time of day and number of hours worked per day. At the end of the two week cycle, data is exported by the Timekeepers from the Time Card Entry System into ETA data files.

  2. NCDC Punched Card Reference Manuals

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Documentation for using and reading punched cards kept at the National Weather Records Center (NWRC, previous name for NCDC and NCEI). Many of these punched card...

  3. Disruption - Access cards service

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    We would like to inform you that between 10 November and 15 December 2014, the access cards service in Building 55 will be disrupted, as the GS Department has decided to improve the facilities for users of this building. During the work, you will find the registration, biometric registration and dosimeter exchange services on the second floor of Building 55 and the vehicle sticker service on the ground floor along with the access cards service. We thank you for your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  4. Analysis of RPR and TP-ELISA joint inspection for pregnant syphilis%RPR与TP-ELISA联检对产妇梅毒检测结果分析

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    陈俊; 楼跃民; 朱笑频; 余斐斐

    2013-01-01

    目的:为了研究RPR与TP-ELISA检测方对产妇梅毒在临床上的检测价值.方法:对3479例产妇,进行RPR、TP-ELISA和TPPA检测.结果:RPR与TP-ELISA检测结果比较有显著性差异,P<0.01.在本组资料中,RPR真阳性15例(0.43%),TP-ELISA真阳性118例(3.39%),TPPA真阳性118例(3.39%).TP-ELISA试验共有6例假阳性,占0.17%,假阴性无,而RPR试验共有12例假阳性,占0.34%,而假阴性103例,占2.96%.在3479例产妇中,RPR的总符合率为96.69%,灵敏度为12.71%,特异度为99.64%;TP-ELISA的总符合率为99.83%,灵敏度为100.00%,特异度为99.82%.结论:TP-ELISA敏感性高于RPR,因此可用高质量的TP-ELISA和RPR试剂对产妇进行筛查,应用TPPA试剂确证,可进一步保证医疗质量.TP-ELISA有高的敏感性和特异性,是产妇梅毒检测中的一个好的筛查方法.%Objective:To evaluate the rapid plasma reagin agglutination test (RPR) and Treponema pallidum enzyme - linked immunosorbent assay (TP - ELJSA) for the detection of pregnant syphilis in a clinical setting. Methods : Plasma and serum samples from 3479 pregnant women were tested for the presence of Treponema pallidum antigens by RPR and TP - ELISA and TPPA. Results: A statistical significant (P <0.01) difference in test results were found between the RPR and TP - ELJSA method. When using the RPR test, 15 cases (0.43%) were found positive, while 118 cases (3.39%) were found positive with the TP - ELISA and TPPA test. When the RPR test was used, there were 12 (0.34%) false positive samples and 103 false negative samples (2.96%), respectively, while 6 (0.17%) false positive samples and no false negative samples were found with TP - ELISA. The total coincidence rate of the RPR test was 96.69%, and the sensitivity was 12.71% and the specificity was 99.64%; The total coincidence rate of the TP - ELISA test was 99.83%, and the sensitivity was 100.00% and the specificity was 99.82%. Conclusion: The TP - ELISA was more

  5. Store Security. Credit Card Fraud.

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    Brockway, Jerry

    The manual, intended for use by adults and not in the high school classroom situation, presents material directed toward assisting in the reduction of credit card crime. This teaching guide is organized in three sections which deal with the nature of and major reasons for credit card fraud, the types of hot card runners, and methods of reducing…

  6. Evaluation einer öffentlich angebotenen Spiromtetrie als Maßnahme zur Primärprävention von Folgeerkrankungen des Rauchens

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    Kleye, Christin

    2011-01-01

    Die effektivste Maßnahme zur Verhinderung der chronischen obstruktiven Lungenerkrankung (COPD) und anderer Folgeerkrankungen des Rauchens ist es, rechtzeitig mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören. Es konnte gezeigt werden, dass der Nachweis einer Atemwegsobstruktion in der Spirometrie bei Rauchern die Wahrscheinlichkeit erhöht, diese zum Rauchverzicht zu motivieren. Dabei handelt es sich jedoch um Sekundärprävention. Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit war es, den Einfluss eines Normalbefundes einer öffentlich...

  7. GenASiS: General Astrophysical Simulation System. I. Fundamentals

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    Cardall, Christian Y; Endeve, Eirik; Mezzacappa, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    GenASiS (General Astrophysical Simulation System) is a new code being developed initially and primarily, though by no means exclusively, for the simulation of core-collapse supernovae on the world's leading capability supercomputers. Using the features of Fortran 2003 that allow for object-oriented programming, its classes are grouped into three major divisions: (1) Basics, which contains some basic utilitarian functionality for large-scale simulations on distributed-memory supercomputers; (2) Mathematics, which includes generic mathematical constructs and solvers that are as agnostic as possible with regard to the specifics of any particular system; and (3) Physics, which sets up physical spaces associated with various theories of spacetime (including gravity), defines various forms of stress-energy, and combines these into `universes.' To provide a foundation for subsequent papers focusing on the implementation of various pieces of physics needed for the simulation of core-collapse supernovae and other astr...

  8. The Eggen Card Project

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    Silvis, G.

    2014-06-01

    (Abstract only) Olin Eggen, noted astronomer (1919-1998), left to us all his raw observation records recorded on 3x5 cards. This project is to make all this data available as an online resource. History and progress of the project will be presented. Project details available at: https://sites.google.com/site/eggencards/home.

  9. REMINDER REPLACEMENT OF FRENCH CARDS

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    Human Resources Division; Cards.Service@cern.ch

    2001-01-01

    The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently replacing all diplomatic cards, special cards and employment permits («attestations de fonctions») held by members of the personnel and their families. These cards are replaced by secure, computerized equivalents. The old cards may no longer be used after 31 December 2001. For the purposes of the handover, members of the personnel must go personally to the cards office (33/1-015) between 8h30 and 12h30, in order to fill in a «fiche individuelle» form, taking the following documents for themselves and members of their families already in possession of a French card : A recent identity photograph in 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm format, the French card in their possession, an A4 photocopy of the same French card, certified by the cards office as being a true copy. Those members of the personnel whose cards (and/or cards belonging to members of their families) are shortly due to expire, or have recently done so, are also requested...

  10. Synthesis and characterization of (18)F-labeled active site inhibited factor VII (ASIS).

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    Erlandsson, Maria; Nielsen, Carsten H; Jeppesen, Troels E; Kristensen, Jesper B; Petersen, Lars C; Madsen, Jacob; Kjaer, Andreas

    2015-05-15

    Activated factor VII blocked in the active site with Phe-Phe-Arg-chloromethyl ketone (active site inhibited factor VII (ASIS)) is a 50-kDa protein that binds with high affinity to its receptor, tissue factor (TF). TF is a transmembrane glycoprotein that plays an important role in, for example, thrombosis, metastasis, tumor growth, and tumor angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to develop an (18)F-labeled ASIS derivative to assess TF expression in tumors. Active site inhibited factor VII was labeled using N-succinimidyl-4-[(18)F]fluorobenzoate, and the [(18)F]ASIS was purified on a PD-10 desalting column. The radiochemical yield was 25 ± 6%, the radiochemical purity was >97%, and the pseudospecific radioactivity was 35 ± 9 GBq/µmol. The binding efficacy was evaluated in pull-down experiments, which monitored the binding of unlabeled ASIS and [(18)F]ASIS to TF and to a specific anti-factor VII antibody (F1A2-mAb). No significant difference in binding efficacy between [(18)F]ASIS and ASIS could be detected. Furthermore, [(18)F]ASIS was relatively stable in vitro and in vivo in mice. In conclusion, [(18)F]ASIS has for the first time been successfully synthesized as a possible positron emission tomography tracer to image TF expression levels. In vivo positron emission tomography studies to evaluate the full potential of [(18)F]ASIS are in progress. PMID:25820758

  11. Component Testing of the J-2X Augmented Spark Igniter (ASI)

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    Osborne, Robin J.; Peters, Warren T.; Gaspar, Kenny C.; Hauger, Katherine; Kwapisz, Mike J.

    2013-01-01

    In support of the development of the J-2X engine, 201 low pressure, liquid oxygen / liquid hydrogen (LOX/LH2) J-2X Augmented Spark Igniter (ASI) subsystem ignition tests were conducted at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The main objective of these tests was to start the ASI within the anticipated J-2X engine start box, as well as outside of it, to check for ignition margin. The setup for the J-2X ASI component testing simulated, as much as possible, the tank-head start-up configuration of the ASI within the J-2X Engine. The ignition tests were divided into 124 vacuum start tests to simulate altitude start on a flight engine, and 77 sea-level start tests to simulate the first set of ground tests for the J-2X Engine at Stennis Space Center (SSC). Other ignition parameters that were varied included propellant tank pressures, oxidizer temperature entering the ASI oxidizer feedline, oxidizer valve timing, spark igniter condition (new versus damaged), and oxidizer and fuel feedline orifice sizes. Propellant blowdowns using venturis sized to simulate the ASI resistance allowed calculation of transient propellant mass flow rates as well as global mixture ratio for all ignition tests. Global mixture ratio within the ASI at the time of ignition varied from 0.2 to 1.2. Detailed electronics data obtained from an instrumented ignition lead allowed characterization of the breakdown voltage, sustaining voltage and energy contained in each spark as the ASI propellants ignited. Results indicated that ignition always occurred within the first five sparks when both propellants were present in the ASI chamber.

  12. Synthesis and characterization of 18F-labeled active site inhibited factor VII (ASIS)

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    Erlandsson, Maria; Nielsen, Carsten Haagen; Jeppesen, Troels Elmer;

    2015-01-01

    Activated factor VII blocked in the active site with Phe-Phe-Arg-chloromethyl ketone (active site inhibited factor VII (ASIS)) is a 50-kDa protein that binds with high affinity to its receptor, tissue factor (TF). TF is a transmembrane glycoprotein that plays an important role in, for example......, thrombosis, metastasis, tumor growth, and tumor angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to develop an 18F-labeled ASIS derivative to assess TF expression in tumors. Active site inhibited factor VII was labeled using N-succinimidyl-4-[18F]fluorobenzoate, and the [18F]ASIS was purified on a PD-10 desalting...

  13. Lesson Learned from AGILE and LARES ASI Projects About MATED Data Collection and Post Analysis

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    Carpentiero, Rita; Mrchetti, Ernesto; Natalucci, Silvia; Portelli, Claudio

    2012-07-01

    ASI has managed and collected data on project development of two scientific all-Italian missions: AGILE and LARES. Collection of the Model And Test Effectiveness Database (MATED) data, concerning Project, AIV (Assembly Integration and Verification) and NCR (Non Conformance Report) aspects has been performed by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), using available technical documentation of both AGILE e LARES projects. In this paper some consideration on the needs of 'real time' data collection is made, together with proposal of front end improvement of this tool. In addition a preliminary analysis of MATED effectiveness related to the above ASI projects will be presented in a bottom-up and post verification approach.

  14. Le patrimoine urbain en Asie centrale 

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    Guillemette Pincent

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Le « patrimoine urbain » est une expression utilisée en Europe occidentale depuis le début du XXe siècle. Quelle signification prend-il en Asie centrale ? Nous verrons que le patrimoine urbain y est un concept étatique qui répond à des impératifs économiques, politiques et non historiques. Il regroupe principalement des monuments utiles au pouvoir politique et se soucie peu de l’authenticité historique chère à l’Occident.The “urban heritage” is an expression used in Western Europe since the beginning of XXth century. What meaning does it take in Central Asia? We shall see that the urban heritage is a state concept, which answers to economic, political and not historic imperatives. It includes mainly monuments useful for the political power and cares few about the historic authenticity advocated by the West.

  15. Compensator thickness verification using an a-Si EPID

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    Electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) are being increasingly employed to make therapy verification and dose measurements in the clinic. In this work, we investigate the use of an amorphous silicon (a-Si) EPID to verify the accuracy of compensator fabrication and mounting. Compensator thickness estimates on a two-dimensional grid were calculated from the primary component of transmission obtained by subtracting a modeled scatter component from the total transmission measured with the EPID. The primary component was related to the thickness via an exponential relation that includes beam hardening. Implementation of the method involved determination of: (i) a calibration curve relating EPID pixel values to energy fluence for open and attenuated fields, which was found to be linear for open fields but to have a small quadratic component for attenuated beams; (ii) EPID scatter factors to account for field size effects, which exhibited a small dependence on compensator thickness and field size; (iii) the attenuation coefficient of the steel shot compensator material, which varied slightly with off-axis distance and field size, and (iv) an analytical model to predict scatter from the compensator, which was calculated to be <4% at the standard EPID imaging distance of 140 cm. Thickness distributions were then measured for several types of attenuators including flat, test, and clinical compensators. Although uncertainties associated with compensator manufacturing were non-negligible and made assessment of thickness measurement uncertainty difficult, we estimate the latter to be ∼0.5 mm for steel shot compensators of thickness <4 cm

  16. Primärprävention des plötzlichen Herztodes mit implantierbaren Cardioverter-Defibrillatoren - Vernünftig oder MADIT?

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    Steinwender C

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Mehrere in jüngerer Zeit publizierte Studien belegen die Überlegenheit des implantierbaren Cardioverter-Defibrillators gegenüber einer medikamentösen Therapie in der Primärprävention des plötzlichen Herztodes. Die Kollektive dieser Untersuchungen bestanden aus den bekannten Hochrisikopatienten im Postinfarktstadium mit höher- bis höchstgradig eingeschränkter Linksventrikelfunktion. MADIT II war die erste Studie, die auf eine aufwendige rhythmologische Risikostratifizierung verzichtete und dennoch in sämtlichen Subgruppen einen therapeutischen Benefit durch die Defibrillatortherapie nachwies. Die sich hierdurch ergebende Evidenz fand rasch Eingang in die Richtlinien der großen kardiologischen Gesellschaften. Ungelöst bleiben vorerst zwei große Probleme: 1. die Frage der Finanzierung einer Umsetzung dieser Richtlinien; 2. die weitere Strategie zur effektiven Primärprävention des plötzlichen Herztodes, da durch oben genannte Studien nur ein kleiner Prozentsatz der möglichen künftigen Opfer abgedeckt wird. Als Lösungsansatz bietet sich eine kostengünstige, auf die Erfordernisse der Primärprävention abgestimmte Defibrillator-Technologie an, die gemeinsam mit einer Vereinfachung der Implantationsprozedur die Kosteneffektivität zugunsten der Prophylaxe beeinflussen kann. Weiters müssen zusätzlich große Anstrengungen zur Identifizierung von zukünftigen Opfern des plötzlichen Herztodes vor ihrer ersten Arrhythmie-Episode unternommen werden.

  17. Fundamental Physics with the ASI Lunar Mission MAGIA (Phase A Study)

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    Dell'Agnello, S.; Currie, D.; Delle Monache, G.; Vittori, R.; Bellettini, G.; March, R.; Tauraso, R.; Boni, A.; Cantone, C.; Garattini, M.; Lops, C.; Martini, M.; Prosperi, C.

    2008-07-01

    MAGIA is a mission selected by ASI for Phase A study for the planetology science and fundamental physics measurements: Gravitational Redshift; Precursor test of Proposal LLRRA-21 (NASA LSSO); Measurement of the Selenocenter.

  18. Structural properties of a-Si films and their effect on aluminum induced crystallization

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    In this paper, we report the influence of the structural properties of amorphous silicon (a-Si) on its subsequent crystallization behavior via the aluminum induced crystallization (AIC) method. Two distinct a-Si deposition techniques, electron beam evaporation and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD), are compared for their effect on the overall AIC kinetics as well as the properties of the final poly-crystalline (poly-Si) silicon film. Raman and FTIR spectroscopy results indicate that the PECVD grown a-Si films has higher intermediate-range order, which is enhanced for increased hydrogen dilution during deposition. With increasing intermediate-range order of the a-Si, the rate of AIC is diminished, leading larger poly-Si grain size

  19. GenASiS: General Astrophysical Simulation System. II. Nonrelativistic Hydrodynamics

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    Cardall, Christian Y; Endeve, Eirik; Mezzacappa, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, the second in a series, we document the algorithms and solvers for compressible nonrelativistic hydrodynamics implemented in GenASiS (General Astrophysical Simulation System)---a new code being developed initially and primarily, though by no means exclusively, for the simulation of core-collapse supernovae. In the Mathematics division of GenASiS we introduce Solvers, which includes finite-volume updates for generic hyperbolic BalanceEquations and ordinary differential equation integration Steps. We also introduce the Physics division of GenASiS; this extends the Manifolds division of Mathematics into physical Spaces, defines StressEnergies, and combines these into Universes. We benchmark the hydrodynamics capabilities of GenASiS against many standard test problems; the results illustrate the basic competence of our implementation, demonstrate the manifest superiority of the HLLC over the HLL Riemann solver in a number of interesting cases, and provide preliminary indications of the code's abili...

  20. FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MEMPENGARUHI PEMBERIAN AIR SUSU IBU (ASI) EKSLUSIF PADA BAYI

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    Paiman Soeparmanto; Setia Pranata

    2012-01-01

    Exclusive breast-feeding (ASI exclusive) should be given to babies aged until four or six months. But until now the performance was only aboud 50% mothers practiced exclusive the breast-feeding. The main purpose of this research was to team influencing factors to the "ASI exclusive". Identified factors were mothers' age, children age, mother's education level, mother's working or not, number of family members, number of children in family, average of mother income every month, average of fami...

  1. Smart Card: Turning Point of Technology

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    Abhishek Mahajan; Akash Verma; Dhruv Pahuja

    2014-01-01

    A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (icc) is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. Smart Cards are secure portable storage devices used for several applications especially security related ones involving access to system’s database either online or offline. Smart cards are made of plastic, generally polyvinyl chloride, but sometimes polyethylene terephthalate based polyesters, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene orpolycarbonate. This research is chie...

  2. It's All in the Cards.

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    Burke, Jim

    2002-01-01

    Describes how the author learned by watching low-achieving students play intricate card games such as "Magic" that they can learn, can remember, and certainly can master information. Realizes that these cards were advanced learning tools, multifaceted texts using color, symbols, images, texts, and metaphor to help create a world of information.…

  3. Smart Cards and remote entrusting

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    Aussel, Jean-Daniel; D'Annoville, Jerome; Castillo, Laurent; Durand, Stephane; Fabre, Thierry; Lu, Karen; Ali, Asad

    Smart cards are widely used to provide security in end-to-end communication involving servers and a variety of terminals, including mobile handsets or payment terminals. Sometime, end-to-end server to smart card security is not applicable, and smart cards must communicate directly with an application executing on a terminal, like a personal computer, without communicating with a server. In this case, the smart card must somehow trust the terminal application before performing some secure operation it was designed for. This paper presents a novel method to remotely trust a terminal application from the smart card. For terminals such as personal computers, this method is based on an advanced secure device connected through the USB and consisting of a smart card bundled with flash memory. This device, or USB dongle, can be used in the context of remote untrusting to secure portable applications conveyed in the dongle flash memory. White-box cryptography is used to set the secure channel and a mechanism based on thumbprint is described to provide external authentication when session keys need to be renewed. Although not as secure as end-to-end server to smart card security, remote entrusting with smart cards is easy to deploy for mass-market applications and can provide a reasonable level of security.

  4. Electronic payments using payment cards

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    Van der Waaij, B. D.; Siljee, B.I.J.; Broekhuijsen, B.J.; Ponsioen, C.; Maas, A.; Aten, R.M.; Hoepman, J.H.; Loon, J.H. van; Smit, M.

    2009-01-01

    A method of making a payment uses a mobile communication device (1) and a payment card (2), both the mobile communication device (1) and the payment card (2) being provided with a respective near field communication unit (11, 21) and at least the mobile communication device (1) being provided with an input unit (12) for inputting data. The method comprises the steps of: etc.

  5. Dual Card,Double Happiness

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    2009-01-01

    As Christmas Day and New Year Day draw near, why not treat yourself with a smart digital gizmo. Then, the Samsung Dual-card Cellphone is what you are longing for. Samsung B5712C, the first dual-card model released by Samsung,

  6. The c-cards game

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    Valente, Andrea

    2005-01-01

    C-cards are an easy-to-reify, graphical formalism capable of expressing computational systems, discrete both in time and in space. The main goal of the project aims at scaling-down the learning complexity of Computer Science core contents. We argue that our cards present many dimensions of flexib......C-cards are an easy-to-reify, graphical formalism capable of expressing computational systems, discrete both in time and in space. The main goal of the project aims at scaling-down the learning complexity of Computer Science core contents. We argue that our cards present many dimensions...... of flexibility, resulting in a highly customizable learning object, that gives teachers and pedagogues freedom with respect to reification and deployment strategies. The correlation between the c-cards game and children's soft skills is also discussed....

  7. RPR与TPPA检测对梅毒诊断及疗效的价值分析%Value of RPR and TPPA testing for syphilis diagnosis and curative effect

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    吴劲松

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To evaluate the RPR (Rapid plasma reagin circle test) and TPPA (treponema pallidum Antibody particles agglutinate experiment) detection antibody particles of syphilis diagnosis and curative effect of value. METHODS A total of 300 cases of syphilis, 100 cases of non-syphilis patients and 50 case of normal with RPR on TPPA joint test and analysis were performed. RESULTS Among the 172 cases of syphilis of phase Ⅰ with RPR and TPPA, the positive rates were 83.1% and 100%, respectively, in the 117 cases of syphilis on the phase Ⅱ with RPR and TPPA, the positive rates were 100.0% and 100.0%, respectively, 11 cases of syphilis of preclinical with RPR and TPPA, the positive rates were 84.6% and 100.0%, respectively, 100 cases of nonsyphilis patients with the positive rates of the RPR and TPPA respectively 3.0% and 0, 50 cases of normal with RPR and TPPA positive for 0 all. CONCLUSION The RPR and TPPA syphilis diagnosis is fast and effective method on diagnosis of syphilis, TPPA, as confirmed diagnose test in the specificity and sensitivity is significantly higher than RPR, but RPR is significantly better than TPPA in clinical therapeutic effect observation.%目的 评估梅毒血浆反应素快速试验(RPR)与梅毒螺旋体明胶颗粒凝集试验(TPPA)检测对梅毒诊断和疗效的价值分析.方法 对300例梅毒患者、100例非梅毒患者以及50例正常人进行RPR与TPPA进行联合检测并进行分析.结果 172例梅毒Ⅰ期患者RPR和TPPA的阳性率分别为83.1%和100.0%,117例梅毒Ⅱ期RPR和TPPA的阳性率均为100.0%,11例潜伏期梅毒的RPR和TPPA的阳性率分别为84.6%和100.0%,100例非梅毒患者的RPR和TPPA的阳性率分别为3.0%和0;50例健康体检者的RPR和TPPA的阳性率均为0.结论 RPR和TPPA都是梅毒诊断快速有效的方法,但是TPPA作为确诊试验特异性和灵敏度均明显要高于RPR,但在对疗效观察价值上RPR则又明显好于TPPA.

  8. Sisearhitektid Väino Tamm ja Vello Asi. Näitusekataloog = Interior architects Väino Tamm and Vello Asi. Exhibition catalogue

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    2008-01-01

    Näitusekataloogi "Tamm ja Asi" autor ja koostaja Karen Jagodin ning kujundaja Tiit Jürna pälvisid Eesti Sisearhitektide Liidu 2007. a. publitsistika preemia. Enamik raamatus publitseeritud fotodest pärineb fotograaf Rein Vainküla kogust. K. Jagodinist ja T. Jürnast, nende fotod

  9. Implementation of Java Card Virtual Machine

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    刘嵩岩; 毛志刚; 叶以正

    2000-01-01

    Java card is a new system for programming smart cards, which is based on the Java language and Virtual Machine. Java card programs (applets)run in Java Card Runtime Environment (JCRE) including the Java Card Virtual Machine (JCVM), the framework, the associated native methods and the API (Application Programming Interface). JCVM is implemented as two separate pieces:off-card VM (Virtual Machine) and on-card VM. The stack model and heap memory structure used by on-card VM and exception handling are introduced. Because there are limited resources within smart card environment, and garbage collection is not supported in JCVM, the preferred way to exception handling does not directly involve the use of throw, although the throw keyword is supported. Security is the most important feature of smart card. The Java card applet security feature is also discussed.

  10. TPPA和RPR联合检测梅毒抗体的实验研究%TPPA and RPR Joint Detection of the Experimental Study of Syphilis Antibody

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    王育瑛; 赵文波; 彭敏峰; 王莉

    2009-01-01

    [目的]分别用TPPA和RPR两种方法检测梅毒抗体,比较两种方法在梅毒诊断及疗效观察方面的意义.[方法]对疑为梅毒患者血清标本共80份分别进行TPPA和RPR检测.[结果]63份梅毒患者TPPA阳性,阳性率78.75%,灵敏度100%;RPR39例阳性,阳性率51.25%,灵敏度61.90%.[结论]TPPA的灵敏度和特异性均优于RPR,故TPPA法检测梅毒特异性抗体,应作为临床梅毒确诊的主要检测手段,RPR法检测梅毒非特异性抗体,应作为临床梅毒的筛差实验以及梅毒治疗的监测手段.

  11. Punch Card Programmable Microfluidics

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    Korir, George

    2014-01-01

    Small volume fluid handling in single and multiphase microfluidics provides a promising strategy for efficient bio-chemical assays, low-cost point-of-care diagnostics and new approaches to scientific discoveries. However multiple barriers exist towards low-cost field deployment of programmable microfluidics. Incorporating multiple pumps, mixers and discrete valve based control of nanoliter fluids and droplets in an integrated, programmable manner without additional required external components has remained elusive. Combining the idea of punch card programming with arbitrary fluid control, here we describe a self-contained, hand-crank powered, multiplex and robust programmable microfluidic platform. A paper tape encodes information as a series of punched holes. A mechanical reader/actuator reads these paper tapes and correspondingly executes a series of operations onto a microfluidic chip coupled to the platform in a plug-and-play fashion. Enabled by the complexity of codes that can be represented by a series ...

  12. Patron ID Cards Made Easy and Cheap

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    Peischl, Tom

    1978-01-01

    Four major problems of academic library identification cards are expense, distribution, timeliness, and validation. By moving from a commercially produced plastic library card to a locally produced paper IBM-type card, this library solved these four library card problems. (Author)

  13. Payment Cards Market Competition Heats Up

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    WANGPEI

    2005-01-01

    China is widely recognized to be one of the domestic payment card markets with greatest potential. According to statistics from the People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, the number of bank cards in China had risen to 76z million as of the end of 2004, a figure that included 663 million debit cards and 98 million credit cards.

  14. Turning a Private Label Bank Card into a Multi-function Campus ID Card.

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    James, Thomas G.; Norwood, Bill R.

    1991-01-01

    This article describes the development at Florida State University of the Seminole ACCESS card, which functions simultaneously as a bank automated teller machine card, a student identification card, and a debit card. Explained are the partnership between the university and the bank charge card center, funding system, technologies involved, and…

  15. A study on the dynamic tie points ASI algorithm in the Arctic Ocean

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    HAO Guanghua; SU Jie

    2015-01-01

    Sea ice concentration is an important parameter for polar sea ice monitoring. Based on 89 GHz AMSR-E (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for Earth Observing System) data, a gridded high-resolution passive microwave sea ice concentration product can be obtained using the ASI (the Arctic Radiation And Turbulence Interaction Study (ARTIST) Sea Ice) retrieval algorithm. Instead of using fixed-point values, we developed ASI algorithm based on daily changed tie points, called as the dynamic tie point ASI algorithm in this study. Here the tie points are expressed as the brightness temperature polarization difference of open water and 100% sea ice. In 2010, the yearly-averaged tie points of open water and sea ice in Arctic are estimated to be 50.8 K and 7.8 K, respectively. It is confirmed that the sea ice concentrations retrieved by the dynamic tie point ASI algorithm can increase (decrease) the sea ice concentrations in low-value (high-value) areas. This improved the sea ice concentrations by present retrieval algorithm from microwave data to some extent. Comparing with the products using fixed tie points, the sea ice concentrations retrieved from AMSR-E data by using the dynamic tie point ASI algorithm are closer to those obtained from MODIS (Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In 40 selected cloud-free sample regions, 95% of our results have smaller mean differences and 75% of our results have lower root mean square (RMS) differences compare with those by the fixed tie points.

  16. Magnetism of Mn doped in a-Si and a-Ge

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    Cao, Juexian

    2009-03-01

    With experimental studies and density function theory calculations, we report on the properties of Mn-doped amorphous Si and Ge which are designed to understand the fundamentals of cooperative phenomena in highly correlated electronic and magnetic systems. We observed a striking difference in Mn local moment when doped in a-Si and a-Ge matrices, in great contrast to the previous speculation that these two should behave very similar as the semiconductor host for transition metals. While we observed a large local moment of Mn in a-Ge, Mn moment is quenched in a-Si. The large difference of local magnetic moment of Mn in a-Si and a-Ge can be understood by the local atomic environment at the magnetic dopant sites, that is, the bond length and the coordination. Statistical DFT calculations shows that the magnetic dopant Mn with less coordination and large bond length hold large magnetic moment. Otherwise, the magnetic moment would be killed. In a-Ge, dopant Mn favours less coordination and large bond while more coordination and small bond length in a-Si, which result in the enhancement/quenchement of local magnetic moment Mn in a-Si/ a-Ge.

  17. A secure additive protocol for card players

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    Cordon-Franco, Andres; Fernandez-Duque, David; Joosten, Joost J; Soler-Toscano, Fernando

    2011-01-01

    Consider three players Alice, Bob and Cath who hold a, b and c cards, respectively, from a deck of d=a+b+c cards. The cards are all different and players only know their own cards. Suppose Alice and Bob wish to communicate their cards to each other without Cath learning whether Alice or Bob holds a specific card. Considering the cards as consecutive natural numbers 0,1,..., we investigate general conditions for when Alice or Bob can safely announce the sum of the cards they hold modulo an appropriately chosen integer. We demonstrate that this holds whenever a,b>2 and c=1. Because Cath holds a single card, this also implies that Alice and Bob will learn the card deal from the other player's announcement.

  18. From EuCARD to EuCARD-2

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    Chaudron, M

    2013-01-01

    The one word that best describes the spirit of the EuCARD ’13 event (see here) that took place from 10 to 14 June at CERN is "collaboration". The event brought together more than 180 accelerator specialists from all over the world to celebrate the conclusion of the EuCARD project and to kick off its successor, EuCARD-2.   EuCARD-2 brings a global view to particle accelerator research in order to address challenges for future generations of accelerators. The project officially began on 1 May 2013 and will run for four years. With a total budget of €23.4 million, including an €8 million EU contribution, it will build upon the success of EuCARD and push it into an even more innovative regime. EuCARD-2 aims to significantly enhance multidisciplinary R&D for European accelerators and will actively contribute to the development of a European Research Area in accelerator science. This will be accomplished by promoting complementary expertise, cross-d...

  19. Credit card debt and payment use

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    Sprenger, Charles; Stavins, Joanna

    2008-01-01

    Approximately half of credit card holders in the United States regularly carry unpaid credit card debt. These so-called "revolvers" exhibit payment behavior that differs from that of those who repay their entire credit card balance every month. Previous literature has focused on the adoption of debit cards by people who carry credit card balances, but so far there has been no empirical analysis exploring the relationship between revolving behavior and patterns of payment use, such as substitu...

  20. Dukungan Keluarga dalam Pelaksanaan Pijat Oksitosin untuk Meningkatkan Produksi ASI pada Ibu Nifas di Wilayah Kerja Puskesmas Medan Johor

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    Saragih, Ice Septriani

    2015-01-01

    ASI (breast milk) is the best food given by a mother to her new-born baby and the most important one in the first months of a baby’s life which can give protection for infection. The decrease in ASI production in the first days can be caused by the lack of the stimulus of oxytocin and prolactin hormones which play their role in expediting ASI production. One of the techniques to stimulate ASI production is by performing oxytocin message. Its implementation cannot be done by ...

  1. All Cards On the Table

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    2007-01-01

    Foreign-funded banks were allowed to issue bank cards after securing renminbi business for Chinese citizens last December, ushering in toe-to-toe competition between Chinese and foreign banks The China Banking Regulatory Commission(CBRC) began

  2. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Division des Ressources Humaines; Human Resources Division; Tel. 79494-74683

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    Members of the personnel, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS due to expire during the year 2000, need to change them. Those concerned should bring : - a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back) - the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication) to: Bureau des cartes, bât 33.1-009/1-011. HR Division will notify members of personnel as soon as the new cards are available. Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organization will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.

  3. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Division des Ressources Humaines; Human Resources Division; Tel. 79494-74683

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    Members of the personnel, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS due to expire during the year 2000, need to change them. Those concerned should bring : a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back) the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication)to: Bureau des cartes, Bât 33.1-009/1-011. Members of personnel will be notified by HR Division as soon as the new cards are available. Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organization will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.

  4. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Members of the personnel and their families, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS due to expire during the year 2001, need to change them. Those concerned should bring : a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back) the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication) to Bureau des cartes, building 33/1-009/1-015. Members of the personnel will be notified by the Social and Statutary Conditions Group, HR Division as soon as the new cards are available. Be careful: If you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organization will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.

  5. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Human Resources Division; Human Resources Division; Tel. 79494-74683

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    Members of the personnel, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS due to expire during the year 2000, need to change them. Those concerned should bring: ­ a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back) ­ the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication) to: Bureau des cartes, Bât 33.1-009/1-011 Members of the personnel will be notified by HR Division as soon as the new cards are available. Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organization will not take any responsability in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.

  6. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Members of the personnel, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS due to expire during the year 2000, need to change them. Those concerned should bring: - a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back) - the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication) to: Bureau des cartes, bldg 33.1-009/1-011. HR Division will notify members of personnel as soon as the new cards are available.Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organisation will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.

  7. Stream processing health card application.

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    Polat, Seda; Gündem, Taflan Imre

    2012-10-01

    In this paper, we propose a data stream management system embedded to a smart card for handling and storing user specific summaries of streaming data coming from medical sensor measurements and/or other medical measurements. The data stream management system that we propose for a health card can handle the stream data rates of commonly known medical devices and sensors. It incorporates a type of context awareness feature that acts according to user specific information. The proposed system is cheap and provides security for private data by enhancing the capabilities of smart health cards. The stream data management system is tested on a real smart card using both synthetic and real data. PMID:22127523

  8. UK Punched Card Reference Manuals

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Documentation for using and reading punched cards kept at the UK Met Office. Includes five Marine and one upper air manual, dated from 1953-1981.

  9. NOC rate card: Olympic Games

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    2016-01-01

    These catalogues list all items that will be available for the National Olympic Committees through the Rio 2016 Rate Card portal. They contain also the terms and conditions for all the NOC's purchases.

  10. Partner rate card: Olympic Games

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    2016-01-01

    Welcome to the London 2012 Partner Rate Card catalogue, the easy way to order the products, services and facilities you will need to deliver hospitality programmes at the Olympic Hospitality Centre and showcasing facilities at the Olympic Park.

  11. OPENING HOURS FOR CARDS OFFICE

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    Due to the extra workload generated by the global renewal of French cards and in order to preserve the level of service offered by the cards office, please note that this office will in future be open every morning from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. until further notice. The service can be contacted by telephone during the same hours. Thank you for your understanding.

  12. Customer interest in greeting cards

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    Nguyen, Thy

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis project is to research the consumer interest in greeting cards in Espoo, Finland. Therefore, this thesis can give elaborate information about customer preferences in greeting cards’ features in Espoo for the case company, Active Paper, an enterprise focused on the development of bioactive paper based product. Moreover, the main objective of this thesis is to figure out the customer interest in greeting card in Espoo to provide information about consumer behavior not...

  13. Payment cards on the Internet

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    Vybíralová, Simona

    2009-01-01

    This thesis deals with payment options on the Internet and is primarily focused on payment cards both in terms of their risks of use, and their popularity from the perspective of merchants and customers. The thesis is divided into six chapters. The first part talks about available payment methods when paying in Czech e-shops. The second part is relates to payment cards in terms of the brief description of its development, current situation, classification, security, security risks and securit...

  14. Hubungan Pemberian ASI dengan Tumbuh Kembang Bayi Umur 6 Bulan di Puskesmas Nanggalo

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available AbstrakBayi mengalami proses tumbuh kembang yang dipengaruhi oleh beberapa faktor, salah satunya adalah gizi. Unsur gizi pada bayi dapat dipenuhi dengan pemberian ASI, bahkan sampai umur 6 bulan sesuai rekomendasi WHO tahun 2001 diberikan ASI eksklusif. Namun, angka pencapaian ASI eksklusif di Indonesia masih rendah yaitu 61,5% dan puskesmas Nanggalo 65%. Tujuan penelitian untuk mengetahui hubungan pemberian ASI dengan tumbuh kembang bayi umur 6 bulan di Puskesmas Nanggalo. Penelitian ini merupakan studi analitik dengan desain cross sectional. Pertumbuhan dinilai melalui status gizi dan perkembangan melalui Tes Denver II, dengan jumlah sampel 50 bayi. Analisis statistik yang digunakan adalah uji chi square dengan derajat kemaknaan 0,05.Hasil penelitian menunjukkan pemberian ASI eksklusif masih rendah (30% dibandingkan ASI non eksklusif (70%. Bayi ASI eksklusif berpeluang mengalami pertumbuhan normal 1,62 kali lebih besar dibandingkan bayi ASI non eksklusif (nilai OR = 1,62 dan perkembangan sesuai umur 5,474 kali lebih besar dibandingkan bayi ASI non eksklusif. Namun, pada pertumbuhan diperoleh nilai p = 0,696 dan nilai p perkembangan= 0,062 sehingga hubungan pemberian ASI terhadap tumbuh kembangan tidak signifikan. Penelitian ini memperlihatkan bahwa tidak terdapat hubungan antara pemberian ASI dengan tumbuh kembang bayi umur 6 bulan di Puskesmas Nanggalo Kota Padang.Kata kunci: Bayi umur 6 bulan, Pemberian ASI, Tumbuh KembangAbstractThe infant has a process of growth and development that is affected by several factors, one of them is nutrition. The element of nutrition for infant can be fulfilled by breast feeding, WHO (2011 recommends the infant should be given the exclusive breast feeding until it reaches 6 months old. However, the achievement number of exclusive breast feeding in Indonesia is still low (61.5% and in the Nanggalo Community Health Center (65%. The aim of this research is to know the relationship between the breast feeding with

  15. FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MEMPENGARUHI PEMBERIAN AIR SUSU IBU (ASI EKSLUSIF PADA BAYI

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    Paiman Soeparmanto

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Exclusive breast-feeding (ASI exclusive should be given to babies aged until four or six months. But until now the performance was only aboud 50% mothers practiced exclusive the breast-feeding. The main purpose of this research was to team influencing factors to the "ASI exclusive". Identified factors were mothers' age, children age, mother's education level, mother's working or not, number of family members, number of children in family, average of mother income every month, average of family expences every month, attendant at the first, attendant at the last delivery and the diferencies village-urban life. The data source as Modul of National Economic Survey 2001. The total babies sample 0-4 age-month were 1533 and 0-11 age-month were 5313, respectively. The data obtained were analyzed by bivariate test to determine differences and relationship of ASI exclusive as dependent variable with each independent variable identified in this research. Multiple logistic regression analysis was done to determine influencing factors to ASI exclusive. Results of descriptive analysis showed ASI exclusive according to infant's age, 42.2%  were until 4 month-age, 41.2% were until 5 month-age and 36.7% were until 6 month-age babies. The differences and relationship of ASI exclusive proportions depend on mothers working or not, attendant at the last delivery, mother living in urban/rural and the average of family expences every month. Result of multivariate logistic regression analysis, showed two significant variables mothers living in urban/rural and mothers working or not. Whether the influences were weak may because not sufficient data analyzed in the multiple logistic regression only two significant variable identifed. The recommendation from this research results is to promote health education on exclusive breast-feeding among pregnant mothers.   Keywords: exclusive breast-feeding

  16. Poziv: Duhovnost i san. San o oružju Franje Asiškoga

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    Balajić, Siniša

    2009-01-01

    San o oružju Franje Asiškoga doima se važnim elemenatom u proučavanju, ne toliko poziva Franje Asiškoga, koliko poziva uopće. Budući da se analizom i interpretacijom snova bave antropologija, psihologija, filozofija, teologija, itd., koncept razumijevanja ovoga sna uokviruje različita znanstvena (antropologija, psihologija) i teorijska načela (filozofija, teologija-duhovnost). Svjesni smo da proučavanje nečijega života, a pogotovo proučavanje nečijih snova, nije nimalo la...

  17. Jalons pour une anthropologie de l’éthique entrepreneuriale en Asie du Sud-Est

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    Gallenga, Ghislaine; Soldani, Jérôme

    2013-01-01

    L’éthique entrepreneuriale est une notion largement mobilisée dans le milieu des affaires et des entreprises en Asie du Sud-Est où elle est présentée le plus souvent comme un ensemble de préceptes moraux, idéologiques ou religieux que les acteurs locaux rassemblent sous le vocable « valeurs asiatiques ». L’objet de cette introduction est de replacer ces valeurs dans le contexte de l’entreprise à partir de quelques travaux fondateurs de ce sujet en Asie du Sud-Est. Nous verrons que le plus sou...

  18. PRAKTIK PEMBERIAN ASI EKSKLUSIF DAN KARAKTERISTIK DEMOGRAFI (STUDI KASUS DI PROPINSI JAWA BARAT, SUMATERA BARAT DAN NUSA TENGGARA TIMUR

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    Tjetjep Syarif Hidayat

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Latar belakang: Menyusui secara eksklusif dapat menjaga kelangsungan hidup dan kesehatan bayi. WHO merekomendasikan pemberian ASI eksklusif selama 6 bulan. Namun kenyataan di lapangan, hanya sebagian kecil ibu yang memberikan ASI eksklusif selama 6 bulan. Tujuan: mempelajari faktor-faktor yang berhubungan dengan praktik pemberian ASI eksklusif sampai 6 bulan. Metode: Penelitian ini bersifat deskriptif dengan menggunakan desain penelitian cross-sectional. Responden adalah ibu-ibu yang mempunyai anak yang berumur 6-12 bulan, Pemilihan responden dilakukan secara acak dan seluruhnya berjumlah 1884 responden. Penelitian dilaksanakan pada tahun 2006 di 3 Propinsi yakni Jawa Barat, Sumatera Barat dan Nusa Tenggara Timur. Data yang dikumpulkan meliputi; karakteristik sosioekonomi, sosiodemografi, pemberian Air Susu Ibu (ASI, pemberian cairan pralaktal selain ASI, tempat persalinan, pemberian kolostrum. dan penolong persalinan, Analisis data dilakukan secara deskriptif dan analitik dengan membuat tabel-tabel distribusi frekuensi kemudian diuji menggunakan X2 (khi kuadrat. Hasil. Proporsi praktik pemberian ASI eksklusif di tiga propinsi masih rendah yaitu Jawa barat 19,2%, Sumatera Barat 10,4% dan Nusa Tenggara Timur 8,9%. Setelah dianalisis diperoleh beberapa faktor penentu yang berhubungan dengan praktik pemberian ASI eksklusif yaitu; ibu tinggal di wilayah kabupaten, ibu tidak bekerja, pemberian kolostrum dan penolong persalinan oleh bidan dan dukun terlatih. Sebagian besar diatas 80% responden tidak bekerja hanya sebagai ibu rumahtangga. Sebanyak (74,4% sampel di Jawa Barat dan 76,8% sampel di Sumatera Barat penolong persalinan oleh tenaga kesehatan. Sedangkan di Nusa Tenggara Timur lebih dari separoh 65,4% penolong persalinan oleh tenaga kesehatan bersama dukun terlatih. Faktor pemberian kolostrum di Sumatera Barat merupakan faktor penentu yang berhubungan dengan praktik pemberian ASI eksklusif. Kesimpulan. Faktor penentu yang hubungannya bermakna

  19. Passive microfluidic array card and reader

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    Dugan, Lawrence Christopher (Modesto, CA); Coleman, Matthew A. (Oakland, CA)

    2011-08-09

    A microfluidic array card and reader system for analyzing a sample. The microfluidic array card includes a sample loading section for loading the sample onto the microfluidic array card, a multiplicity of array windows, and a transport section or sections for transporting the sample from the sample loading section to the array windows. The microfluidic array card reader includes a housing, a receiving section for receiving the microfluidic array card, a viewing section, and a light source that directs light to the array window of the microfluidic array card and to the viewing section.

  20. Impact of environment factors on solar cell parameters of a-Si parallel {mu}c-Si photovoltaic modules

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    Ichida, Kyoko; Fukushige, Shunichi; Minemoto, Takashi; Takakura, Hideyuki [College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 (Japan); Nakajima, Akihiko [Kaneka Corporation, 2-1-1 Hieitsuji, Otsu, Shiga 520-0104 (Japan)

    2009-06-15

    The behavior of amorphous silicon parallel micro crystalline silicon (a-Si parallel {mu}c-Si) tandem-type photovoltaic (PV) module is complex because the output current is limited by the lower current component cell. Also, the outdoor behaviors are not fully understood. The impact of environment factors on solar cell parameters of a-Si parallel {mu}c-Si PV module was quantitatively analyzed and the module was compared with other silicon-based PV modules (single crystalline silicon (sc-Si) and amorphous silicon (a-Si)). The contour maps of solar cell parameters were constructed as a function of irradiance and module temperature. The contour map of a-Si parallel {mu}c-Si PV modules is similar to that of a-Si modules. The results imply that output characteristics of a-Si parallel {mu}c-Si PV modules are mainly influenced by the a-Si top cell. Furthermore, the efficiency of a-Si parallel {mu}c-Si PV modules was compared other solar cell parameters and the contour map of efficiency is similar to that of fill factor. (author)

  1. [Psychometric performance of the 6th version of the Addiction Severity Index in Spanish (ASI-6)].

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    Díaz Mesa, Eva M; García-Portilla, Paz; Sáiz, Pilar A; Bobes Bascarán, Teresa; Casares, María José; Fonseca, Eduardo; Carreño, Eduardo; Flórez, Gerardo; Guardia, Josep; Ochoa, Enriqueta; Pereiro, César; Rubio, Gabriel; Terán, Antonio; Fernández Hermida, José Ramón; Bobes, Julio

    2010-08-01

    This work analysed the psychometric properties of the 6th version of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI-6) translated and adapted to the Spanish language. A multicentre, observational and prospective design was used. A total of 258 participants were included, 217 were patients (35 stable patients and 182 unstable patients), and 41 were controls. The results show satisfactory psychometric performance of the ASI-6. The degree of the internal consistency of the standardized objective scores ranged between .47 and .95. As for test-retest reliability, the values were acceptable, varying from .36 to 1. The study of the internal structure revealed a good fit to a unidimensional solution for all scales taken independently. Regarding convergent-discriminant validity, the correlations between the primary and secondary scales of the ASI-6 and the Clinic Global Impression score were low, with values from .01 to .26. Likewise, 8 of the 15 scales differentiated between controls and unstable patients. The psychometric properties of the ASI-6 Spanish version seem to be acceptable, though it is necessary to carry out new studies to test metric quality with independent samples of patients.

  2. Festival "Meretagune asi" kutsub osa saama vendade Tuulikute loomingust / Ivika Laanet

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    Laanet, Ivika

    2009-01-01

    Kuressaares toimub Saaremaa Rahvateatri ja Kuressaare Linnateatri poolt korraldatud harrastusteatrite festival "Meretagune asi", mis on pühendatud vendadele Ülo ja Jüri Tuulikule. Festivali raames toimub kuuldemängunädal, teatri- ja kirjanduskonverents ning Jüri Tuuliku näitemängude päev

  3. Stomach Contents of the Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822) in the River Asi (Turkey)

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    YALÇIN, Şükran

    2001-01-01

    Natural food items of catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822) were investigated in the River Asi from September 1996 to October 1998. Analyses of stomach contents showed that the catfish feed basically on Arthropoda, mostly Diptera larvae, and on plant materials to a considerable extent. A successful filter feeding was observed, especially during the summer period.

  4. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Members of the personnel, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDSdue to expire during the year 2000, need to change them.Those concerned should bring:a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back)the expired (or due to expire) card and a photocopy (for certified authentication)to: Bureau des cartes, building 33/1-025Members of personnel will be notified by HR Division as soon as the new cards are available.Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organization will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.Human Resources DivisionTel. 79494-74683

  5. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Members of the personnel, holders of SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDSdue to expire during the year 2000, need to change them.Those concerned should bring:-\ta recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back)-\tthe expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication) to:Bureau des cartes, bât 33.1-009/1-011.HR Division will notify members of personnel as soon as the new cards are available.Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organisation will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.Human Resources DivisionTel. 79494-74683

  6. RENEWAL OF SWISS LEGITIMATION CARDS

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    Members of the personnel, holders ofSWISS LEGITIMATION CARDSdue to expire during the year 2000, need to change them.Those concerned should bring:a recent passport photo (with NAME and first name on the back)the expired (or due to expire) card and a recto-verso photocopy on A4 size paper (for certified authentication) to:Bureau des cartes, Bât 33.1-009/1-011.HR Division will notify members of personnel as soon as the new cards are available.Be careful: if you are in possession of expired cards (Swiss or French), or if you present non-certified copies, the Organisation will not take any responsibility in case of difficulties with the customs authorities or the police.Human Resources DivisionTel. 79494-74683

  7. Swiss and French cards - Reminder

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    Communication from the HR Department to members of personnel holding an employment or association contract, above 50% and for more than 3 months, with the Organization. The HR Department would like to remind all members of the personnel concerned that they are obliged to: hold a valid Swiss Légitimation card AND a valid French card (“Titre de séjour spécial” or “attestation de fonctions”) at all times during the exercise of their functions in the Organization; return these documents as soon as their functions in the Organization cease. Not following these rules could be prejudicial to the Organization and appropriate measures may be taken with respect to the member of the personnel concerned. Information and procedures concerning Swiss and French cards (first application, renewal, theft/loss, etc.) are available in the Admin e-guide: https://cern.ch/admin-eguide/cartes/proc_cartes_home.asp Users and Unpaid Associates must ...

  8. Reminder: Swiss and French cards

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    2012-01-01

    Communication from the HR Department to members of personnel holding an employment or association contract, above 50% and for more than 3 months, with the Organization. The HR Department would like to remind all members of personnel concerned that they are obliged to: • hold a valid Swiss  Légitimation card AND a valid French card (“Titre de séjour spécial” or “attestation de fonctions”) at all times during the exercise of their functions in the Organization; • return these documents as soon as their functions in the Organization cease. Not following these rules could be prejudicial to the Organization and appropriate measures may be taken towards the member of personnel concerned. Information and procedures concerning Swiss and French cards (first application, renewal, theft/loss, etc.) are available in the Admin e-guide. Users and Unpaid Associates must contact the Users Office HR Department Tel.: 729...

  9. PENGETAHUAN GIZI, KELUHAN KESEHATAN, KONDISI PSIKOLOGIS, DAN POLA PEMBERIAN ASI IBU POSTPARTUM

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    Armina Puji Utari

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThis study was aimed to assess nutritional knowledge, health complaints, psychological conditions, and their association with breastfeeding pattern on postpartum mother. A cross sectional study with interview method was conducted in five villages in Dramaga Subdistrict, Bogor District, during the period of April to May 2013. Subjects included in this study were 30 postpartum mothers who met inclusion criteria. Subjects were mothers of 10—40 days old newborn baby and it was not the first childbirth, willing to be subject through informed consent agreement, and was able to communicate. The majority of postpartum mothers had fair nutritional knowledge (60.0%, low health complaints (66.7%, and depression (56.7%. The nutritional knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding tended to correlate with exclusive breastfeeding practice (r=0.126; p=0.508. Meanwhile, lower health complaints tended to correlate with better breastfeeding practices (r=0.063; p=0.74.Keywords: breastfeeding, health complaints, nutritional knowledge, postpartum mother, psychologicalconditionsABSTRAKPenelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengetahuan gizi, status kesehatan, kondisi psikologis serta kaitannya dengan pola pemberian ASI ibu postpartum. Penelitian ini menggunakan desain cross sectional study dengan metode wawancara yang dilakukan di lima desa di Kecamatan Dramaga, Kabupaten Bogor, pada bulan April hingga Mei 2013. Subjek penelitian adalah 30 ibu postpartum dengan kriteria inklusi, ibu dari bayi berusia 10—40 hari dan bukan persalinan pertama, bersedia menjadi subjek penelitian, dan dapat berkomunikasi dengan baik. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa sebagian besar ibu postpartum memiliki tingkat pengetahuan gizi cukup (60%, keluhan kesehatan rendah (66.7% serta mengalami depresi (56.7%. Pengetahuan gizi tentang definisi ASI yang semakin baik pada ibu postpartum cenderung berkorelasi dengan pemberian ASI eksklusif yang baik (r=0.126; p=0.508. Sebaliknya, semakin

  10. NCDC Punched Card Inventory - 1950s

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Index of foreign weather data available on punched cards held at the Joint Punched Card Library in Asheville NC, produced in the late 1950s, and also station/data...

  11. Antibiotic 'Report Card' Drills Guidelines into Dentists

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    ... page: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_160702.html Antibiotic 'Report Card' Drills Guidelines Into Dentists Seeing their ... HealthDay News) -- Dentists are less likely to prescribe antibiotics for patients after seeing a "report card" on ...

  12. Calibration of TOB+ Thermometer's Cards

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    Banitt, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    Motivation - Under the new upgrade of the CMS detector the working temperature of the trackers had been reduced to -27 Celsius degrees. Though the thermal sensors themselves (Murata and Fenwal thermistors) are effective at these temperatures, the max1542 PLC (programmable logic controller) cards, interpreting the resistance of the thermal sensors into DC counts usable by the DCS (detector control system), are not designed for these temperatures in which the counts exceed their saturation and therefor had to be replaced. In my project I was in charge of handling the emplacement and calibration of the new PLC cards to the TOB (tracker outer barrel) control system.

  13. Smart Card Driving License System in Gujarat

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    Deepak Kumar

    2005-01-01

    Gujarat was the first state in India which introduced the smart card license system in 1999. It was the first place in the world which introduced this innovative system and, thus, its implementation was a real challenge. As of now, Gujarat Government has issued 5 million smart card driving licenses to its people. This card is basically a plastic card having ISO 7810 certification and integrated circuit,capable of storing and verifying information according to its programming. To avoid corrupt...

  14. 76 FR 3180 - Market Test of Gift Cards

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    2011-01-19

    ... advantage of cross-selling opportunities with greeting cards. The test will expand to up to 3,000 additional... the mails for sending gift cards, the Postal Service asserts that selling gift cards at Postal Service... costs of selling the product, the value of types of cards, card packaging and card locations to...

  15. The Effect of TP-ELISA and RPR detection in Screening of Syphilis%TP-ELISA与RPR检测在梅毒筛查中的应用效果观察

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    张琳

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To observe the effect of TP-ELISA and RPR in the screening of syphilis.Methods: from September 2013 to August 2015 in our hospital for examination of 2860 cases of regulatory sites in the serum of TP-ELISA examination, RPR examination and TPPA examination.Compare the accuracy of TP-ELISA and RPR detection in screening of syphilis.Results: the results showed that 34 cases of syphilis were detected by RPR assay, and the detection rate was 1.18%.The detection rate of 72 cases of syphilis was 2.51%, the detection rate was.The coincidence rate of TPPA and RPR was 43.2%, and the coincidence rate of TP-ELISA was 97.2%.The difference between the two types of the rate was statistically significant (P< 0.05).Conclusion: in the clinical screening of syphilis, the accuracy rate of TP-ELISA was higher than that of RPR, which can be used in combination with TP-ELISA and TPPA.%目的:观察TP-ELISA与RPR检测在梅毒筛查中的应用效果。方法选取2013年9月~2015年8月之间在我院进行检验的2860例监管场所人员的血清进行TP-ELISA检查、RPR检查和TPPA检查。比较TP-ELISA与RPR检测在梅毒筛查中准确性。结果检查结果显示,RPR检测法检测出34例梅毒,检出率为1.18%。TP-ELISA检测法检测出72例梅毒,检出率为2.51%。TPPA法和RPR法的符合率为43.2%,和TP-ELISA法的符合率为97.2%。两种符合率之间的差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论在梅毒的临床筛选检查中,TP-ELISA检测法准确率较RPR检测阳性率更高,临床可以将TP-ELISA检测法和TPPA检测法结合使用。

  16. Defect analysis and countermeasures of the joint inspection of the TP-ELISA and RPR for syphilis antibodies%TP-ELISA和RPR联合检查梅毒抗体的缺陷分析与对策

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    林益振; 陈爱金; 陈翔; 何云华; 谢尚阵; 戴余雅; 陈彬彬

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To explore the defect and countermeasures of joint detection of TP - ELISA and RPR for syphilis antibodies, and establish syphilis detection and reporting system in laboratory. Methods:Syphilis -positive specimens and suspected specimens(S/CO in the range of 0. 70 ~0. 99) were screened by TP - ELISA, then carried out RPR, Gold - Labeled and TPPA. Results: 186 positive specimens were detected by TP - ELISA, and 181 cases were confirmed positive by TPPA, the coincidence rate was 97. 31% (181/186). Among the 186 positive specimens ,121 cases were confirmed positive both by RPR and TPPA, 5 cases were confirmed negative both by RPR and TPPA, while the other 60 cases were TPPA positive but RPR negative. In addition, 8 cases were confirmed positive from 31 suspected positive specimens by TPPA. Conclusion: There is a certain degree of false positive and false negative in syphilis antibody screening by TP - ELISA, so joint detection of TP - ELISA, RPR and Gold - Labeled test and further TPPA confirmation test were necessary to reduce misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis of syphilis.%目的:分析TP-ELISA和RPR联合检查梅毒抗体的缺陷,探讨解决办法,建立本实验室梅毒检测和报告系统.方法:用TP-ELISA法筛查梅毒,对筛查阳性标本和S/CO值在0.70~0.99范围的疑似标本,进而做RPR、Gold-Labeled和TPPA.结果:TP-ELISA法检出的186例梅毒阳性标本,TPPA确证阳性181例,阳性符合率为97.31% (181/186);其中121例RPR阳性,且TPPA确证试验均为阳性;65例RPR阴性,TPPA确证60例阳性,5例为阴性.31例S/CO值在0.70 ~ 0.99之间的标本中,TPPA阳性8例.结论:TP-ELISA法筛查梅毒抗体存在假阳性和假阴性的缺陷,应做TP-ELISA、RPR、Gold-Labeled联合检测,进一步用TPPA确证,以减少梅毒的误诊和漏诊.

  17. RPR、TP-ELISA和TPPA在无偿献血者梅毒筛查中的应用评价%Application of RPR, TP-ELISA and TPPA in Syphilis Screening in Voluntary Blood Donors

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    张林伟; 张娜; 高素萍

    2011-01-01

    评价快速血浆反应素环状卡片试验(RPR)、梅毒酶联免疫吸附试验(TP-ELISA)和梅毒螺旋体明胶凝集试验(TPPA)在无偿献血者梅毒筛查中的应用价值,选择适用于血站血液筛查梅毒的检测方法.选择无偿献血者20200份血液,采用RPR和TP-ELISA方法检测梅毒抗体,经初筛、复检阳性标本再以TPPA法确认.结果表明:RPR法阳性率为0.45% (91/20200),TP-ELISA法阳性率为0.767% (155/20200),阳性检出率差异有统计学意义(x2=16.55,P<0.01).经TPPA法复检,阳性标本分别为61例和137例,与RPR符合率为67.0% (61/91,P<0.01);与TP-ELISA符合率为88.4%( 137/155,P>0.05).综合考虑方法学和实际操作的可行性,TP-ELISA阳性者需经TPPA法确认.TP-ELISA法是目前最适合血站无偿献血者梅毒筛查首选方法.%To explore the application values of RPR, TP-ELISA and TPPA in syphilis screening in voluntary blood donors, and to choose a suitable model for screening syphilis in blood center. RPR and TP-ELISA were used to screen samples of 20200 blood donors for treponema pallidum (TP) infection and these positive samples were tested by TPPA. The results showed that the positive rates of RPR and TP-ELJSA were 0. 45% and 0.77% , respectively. There was significant difference between RPR and TP-ELISA(P <0.01). There were 61 and 137 positive samples screened by TPPA, and the coincidences between TPPA with RPR and TP-ELISA were 67.0% and 88.4% , respectively. The study indicates that TP-ELISA is the optimal method in detecting syphilis for massive screening of blood donors.

  18. Development of an Active SERCOS Card

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    Liu,Yanqiang; Huan,Ji

    2004-01-01

    SERCOS is a data exchange protocol between CNCcontroller and digital drives. The author developed an Active SERCOS Card based on PC ISA bus. With this card, we can control digital drives with SERCOS interfaces without any detailed knowledge of SERCOS. This paper introduces the hardware and software architectures of the card.

  19. Security of Visa card and MasterCard for e-transaction

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    李琳

    2009-01-01

    With the rapidly growth of information and technology, e-business is becoming a buzz word. It has been brought enormous benefits. But there are still hidden dangers for these businesses. The security of payment card is essential for e-transactions. So it is vital for businesses to protect the security of payment card. MasterCard and Visa Card are two types of card that are widely used by most people for online transaction (Davis. & Bensmati, 2003).

  20. The economics of payment card fee structure: what drives payment card rewards?

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    Fumiko Hayashi

    2008-01-01

    This paper investigates potential market forces that cause payment card rewards even when providing payment card rewards is not the most efficient. Three factors-oligopolistic merchants, output-maximizing card networks, and the merchant's inability to set different prices across payment methods-may potentially explain the prevalence of payment card rewards programs in the United States today. The paper also points out that competition among card networks may potentially make payment rewards t...

  1. Towards an open sound card

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    Dimitrov, Smilen; Serafin, Stefania

    2011-01-01

    The architecture of a sound card can, in simple terms, be described as an electronic board containing a digital bus interface hardware, and analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters; then, a soundcard driver software on a personal computer's (PC) operating system (OS) can con...

  2. Improving Institutional Report Card Indicators

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    McGowan, Veronica

    2016-01-01

    Institutional report cards are increasingly being used by higher educational institutions to present academic outcomes to external audiences of prospective students and parents, as well as program and institutional evaluators. While some prospective students are served by national transparency measures most users mine information from the…

  3. a-Si TFT/PIN图像传感器件%a-Si TFT/PIN Coupled-Pair Sensors

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    2001-01-01

    在模拟计算以a-Si TFT为有源开关,以a-Si PIN为光敏源的有源成像器件工作特性与各单元元件关系的基础上,详细讨论了单元器件的材料、物理参数对a-Si TFT/PIN耦合对特性的影响,并给出一定试验结果.用LED光源照射a-Si PIN的光电转换率可达18.1nA/lx,a-Si TFT/PIN有较好的线性度.%The effect of a-Si TFT and a-Si PIN diode performance on a-Si TFT/PIN coupled pairs of active addressing image sensors array has been studied by simulation and experiment.High switch ratio a-Si TFT and high photosensitivity of a-Si PIN diodes have been obtained.The photo-converted ratio of a-Si PIN is about 18.1 nA/lx.The good linear relationship between the photo-current and the illuminated intensity has been obtained in the a-Si TFT/PIN image sensors.

  4. Dispersive transport in hydrogenated a-Si prepared by rf sputtering

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    Time-of-flight measurement of photo-excited carriers has been carried out in hydrogenated a-Si deposited by rf sputtering method. Both electrons and holes show highly dispersive transport. The electron drift mobility near room temperature ranges from 5 x 10-3 to 4 x 10-5 cm2/V.s, much lower than that of GD samples, and the activation energy is about 0.3 eV. The value of the hole mobility is comparable with that in GD specimens, but its activation energy is about 0.2 eV which is about half of that observed in GD a-Si. (author)

  5. Ultra fast melting process in femtosecond laser crystallization of thin a-Si layer

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    In this paper, we investigated the mechanism of crystallization induced by femtosecond laser irradiation for an amorphous Si (a-Si) thin layer on a crystalline Si (c-Si) substrate. The fundamental, SHG, THG wavelength of a Ti:Sapphire laser was used for the crystallization process. To investigate the processed areas we performed Laser Scanning Microscopy (LSM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Imaging Pump-Probe measurements. Except for 267 nm femtosecond laser irradiation, the crystallization occurred well. The threshold fluences for the crystallization using 800 nm and 400 nm femtosecond laser irradiations were 100 mJ/cm2 and 30 mJ/cm2, respectively. TEM observation revealed that the crystallization occurred by epitaxial growth from the boundary surface between the a-Si layer and c-Si substrate. The melting depths estimated by Imaging Pump-Probe measurements became shallower when the shorter wavelength was used.

  6. Analytic solutions for links and triangles distributions in finite Barab\\'asi-Albert networks

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    Ferreira, Ricardo M; Brunnet, Leonardo G

    2016-01-01

    Barab\\'asi-Albert model describes many different natural networks, often yielding sensible explanations to the subjacent dynamics. However, finite size effects may prevent from discerning among different underlying physical mechanisms and from determining whether a particular finite system is driven by Barab\\'asi-Albert dynamics. Here we propose master equations for the evolution of the degrees, links and triangles distributions, solve them both analytically and by numerical iteration, and compare with numerical simulations. The analytic solutions for all these distributions predict the network evolution for systems as small as 100 nodes. The analytic method we developed is applicable for other classes of networks, representing a powerful tool to investigate the evolution of natural networks.

  7. Chapitre 8. La diplomatie économique de la Chine en Asie du Sud-Est

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    Tran Dai, Candice

    2016-01-01

    Longtemps marquée par l’influence chinoise, l’Asie du Sud-est s’est émancipée progressivement à partir du milieu du XIXe de son gigantesque voisin. Le décollage économique entamé à la fin des années 1970, fait de la Chine un nouvel acteur majeur de cette région du monde. Cette communication analyse les relations de la Chine avec l’Asie du Sud-est dans le contexte de la crise économique mondiale.Pékin a développé une stratégie de rapprochement avec ces États, fondée sur les échanges commerciau...

  8. Influence of plasma etching in a multi chamber system on a-Si solar cell performance

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    Kausche, H.; Moeller, M.; Plaettner, R.

    The plasma-CVD deposition system consisting of two chambers and developed at Siemens can deposit 9 pin solar cells of 100 sq cm simultaneously. Cleaning of the internal surfaces coated with a-Si is performed by plasma etching. The etch gases CF4+O2, SF6 and NF3 were investigated with respect to their etch rates, their efficacy in cleaning 'hidden' parts in the chamber, and with respect to the etching reaction products affecting the performance of the subsequently deposited cells. Mass spectrometric cell performance measurements were therefore taken. The sequence of etching with CF4+O2 or NF3, glow discharge in Ar+H2, pre-deposition of a-Si and cell deposition proved to be a suitable method for achieving high cell performance.

  9. Evolution of ethnocentrism on undirected and directed Barab\\'asi-Albert networks

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    Lima, F. W. S.; Hadzibeganovic, Tarik; Stauffer, Dietrich

    2009-01-01

    Using Monte Carlo simulations, we study the evolution of contigent cooperation and ethnocentrism in the one-move game. Interactions and reproduction among computational agents are simulated on {\\it undirected} and {\\it directed} Barab\\'asi-Albert (BA) networks. We first replicate the Hammond-Axelrod model of in-group favoritism on a square lattice and then generalize this model on {\\it undirected} and {\\it directed} BA networks for both asexual and sexual reproduction cases. Our simulations d...

  10. Crystal architecture of R{sub 2}SnS{sub 5} (R=Pr, Nd, Gd and Tb): crystal structure relationships in chalcogenides

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    Daszkiewicz, M. [Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw (Poland). Inst. of Low Temperature and Structure Research; Gulay, L.D. [Volyn State Univ., Lutsk (Ukraine). Dept. of Ecology and Protection of Environment; Shemet, V.Ya. [Lutsk State Technical Univ. (Ukraine). Dept. of Chemistry

    2008-04-15

    The crystal structure of the R{sub 2}SnS{sub 5} (R=Pr, Nd, Gd and Tb) compounds has been investigated using X-ray singlecrystal diffraction. Crystal architecture and structural relationships among U{sub 3}S{sub 5}, Y{sub 2}HfS{sub 5}, R{sub 2}SnS{sub 5} compounds are discussed and a structural origin is determined. It is shown that the complex architecture of the crystal structure of Eu{sub 5}Sn{sub 3}S{sub 12} is a result of interweaving of the simple crystal structures. The location of the copper ions in the non-stoichiometric compound Y{sub 2}Cu{sub 0.20}Sn{sub 0.95}S{sub 5} is proposed on the basis of comparative analysis of the R-S interatomic distances in the R{sub 2}SnS{sub 5} series of compounds. (orig.)

  11. Review of sound card photogates

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    Gingl, Zoltan; Mingesz, Robert; Mellar, Janos [Department of Technical Informatics, University of Szeged, Arpad ter 2, 6720 Szeged (Hungary); Makra, Peter, E-mail: gingl@inf.u-szeged.hu [Department of Experimental Physics, University of Szeged, Dom ter 9, 6720 Szeged (Hungary)

    2011-07-15

    Photogates are probably the most commonly used electronic instruments to aid experiments in the field of mechanics. Although they are offered by many manufacturers, they can be too expensive to be widely used in all classrooms, in multiple experiments or even at home experimentation. Today all computers have a sound card - an interface for analogue signals. It is possible to make very simple yet highly accurate photogates for cents, while much more sophisticated solutions are also available at a still very low cost. In our paper we show several experimentally tested ways of implementing sound card photogates in detail, and we also provide full-featured, free, open-source photogate software as a much more efficient experimentation tool than the usually used sound recording programs. Further information is provided on a dedicated web page, www.noise.physx.u-szeged.hu/edudev.

  12. Single card PC compatible computer

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    Smith, P K

    1994-01-01

    This report details the construction and assembly of a single Eurocard PC (AT) compatible computer. The card has a 80386SX processor, maths co-processor, floppy disk controller, IDE standard hard disk controller, two serial ports and a printer port. It is manufactured by DSP Design. The advantage of this design is that any type of interface can be designed and fitted to the computer. This report includes an interface for the Sonic Anemometer and the Magnavox MX4200 GPS navigation system....

  13. Chinese Green Cards Go Ahead

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    ZHANGHUA

    2005-01-01

    THE otherwise happy and fulfilling life of Canadian Louise Cadieux is marred by the nagging worry that she may not be able to get to her octogenarian mother in Canada at short notice, should the need arise.Louise is currently language consultant at the French Edition of China Today,and has lived and worked in China for 10 years. She explains, """"I hold an annually extendable Foreigners' Residential Card,

  14. Valutazione economica dello studio CARDS

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    Simona de Portu

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: cardiovascular diseases (CVD are the major component of premature mortality, generate disability and are a relevant source of cost. The growing incidence of CVD is associated with lifestyle and other modifiable risk factors. Prevention and preclinical detection of CVD reduce morbidity and mortality. Type 2 diabetes is associated with a substantially increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Objective: the aim of the study was to evaluate the health economic consequence of medical therapy with atorvastatin for primary prevention of major cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes in Italy. Materials and method: in order to reach our objective we drew clinical information from the CARDS study. This economic evaluation was carried out conducting a cost/effectiveness analysis from the perspective of National Health Service (NHS. The analysis was applied to a time horizon in conformity with the observational period adopted in the CARDS study (3.9 years. An incremental cost/effectiveness ratio (ICER was calculated and is expressed as cost per life years gained (LYG. In order to test the robustness of the results, a one-way sensitivity analysis was performed. Results: the total cost of atorvastatin therapy over 3.9 years amounts to around 1.5 million of euros per 1,000 patients. The total cost of adding atorvastatin to standard care in people treated for primary prevention of major cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes as those involved in the CARDS study would entail an additional cost of about 1,2 million of euros per 1,000 patients treated per 3.9 years, with an incremental cost/effectiveness ratio (ICER equivalent to 36,566 euros per patient per LYG. Discussion: the current study is the first economic evaluation of CARDS study to the Italian situation. The results of the current study show that hypolipemic therapy with atorvastatin 10 mg in diabetic individuals is to be considered cost effective.

  15. Rh-flash acquisition card

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    The rh-flash card main purpose is to convert and store the image of the analog data present at input into an output buffer, namely in a given timing window besides a stop signal (like a digital oscilloscope). It is conceived in VME format 1U wide with an additional connector. Novelty of this card is its ability to sample at a high frequency, due to flash coders, and this at a high repetition rate. To do that the card allows the storage of the data considered 'useful' and that is done by storing only the data exceeding a certain threshold. This can be useful for instance for viewing peaks in a spectrum, and obtaining their relative location. The goal is to stock and process the data sampled before and after the arrival of a stop signal (what entails a storage depth). A threshold is defined and any peak exceeding its level will really be stored in the output buffer which is readable through the VME bus. The peak values will be stored as well as m preceding and n subsequent values (both programmable). Obviously, if the threshold is zero the system of data processing is off and all data will be stored. The document is structured on six sections titled: 1. Description; 2. Specifications; 3. Explaining the design of channels; 4. Explaining the shared part of the design; 5. Addressing (→ user guide); 6. Software precautions. (author)

  16. Feocromocitoma cardíaco

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    Gustavo L. Knop

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Los feocromocitomas cardíacos primarios (FCP son sumamente infrecuentes. Hasta el presente son menos de 50 los casos comunicados en el mundo. Presentamos el caso de un tumor intrapericárdico, que resultó ser un feocromocitoma primario, en una mujer de mediana edad, cuyo signo principal fue hipertensión arterial severa (HTAs. Los estudios diagnósticos por imágenes corroboraron la presencia de un tumor intrapericárdico como único hallazgo y los estudios bioquímicos de catecolaminas y sus metabolitos excretados por orina reafirmaron el diagnóstico etiológico. El tumor fue resecado quirúrgicamente sin complicaciones mediante cirugía cardíaca convencional con circulación extracorpórea (CEC y paro cardíaco con cardioplejía. Siete meses después de la operación, la paciente se encuentra asintomática y normotensa.

  17. Discount medical cards: innovation or illusion?

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    Kofman, Mila; Libster, Jennifer; Bangit, Eliza

    2005-03-01

    Discount medical cards have come under increasing scrutiny by regulators and law enforcement officials as a result of mounting consumer-reported problems. For their study, the authors tested five cards available in the Washington, D.C., metro area; interviewed card company representatives, state attorneys general insurance regulators, and insurance agents; and reviewed court and administrative actions. While some cards provide a measure of value, other cards were found to have serious drawbacks, including: high-pressure sales tactics; misleading or inaccurate promotion; exaggerated claims of savings; difficulty finding participating doctors; and providers who failed to give cardholders promised discounts. Some discount card companies are seeking to reform the market through a trade association and voluntary code of conduct. Still, legislative and regulatory interventions will be needed to protect consumers in an unregulated and growing market. PMID:15765567

  18. Prepaid cards: vulnerable to money laundering?

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    Stanley J. Sienkiewicz

    2007-01-01

    This paper discusses the potential money laundering threat that prepaid cards face as they enter the mainstream of consumer payments. Over the past year, several government agencies have issued reports describing the threat to the U.S. financial system, including the use of prepaid cards by money launderers. Also, this paper incorporates the presentations made at a workshop hosted by the Payment Cards Center at which Patrice Motz, executive vice president, Premier Compliance Solutions, and Pa...

  19. Developing JAVA Card Application with RMI API

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    JunWu, Xu; JunLing, Liang

    This paper describes research in the use of the RMI to develop Java Card applications. the Java Card RMI (JCRMI), which is based on the J2SE RMI distributed-object model. In the RMI model a server application creates and makes accessible remote objects, and a client application obtains remote references to the server's remote objects, and then invokes remote methods on them. In JCRMI, the Java Card applet is the server, and the host application is the client.

  20. C-cards in Music Education

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    Valente, Andrea; Lyon, Kirstin Catherine

    Music and Computer Science share a dual nature: theory and practice relate in complex ways, and seem to be equally central for learners; for this no standard teaching approach for children has yet emerged in either of these two areas. Computational cards is a tabletop game, where cards act...... of the card; if the action is to generate a sound, then the circuit will effectively became a music machine....

  1. The Market for Electronic Cash Cards

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    Shy, Oz; Tarkka , Juha

    1998-01-01

    We develop a theoretical framework aimed to model the pricing of electronic money (electronic cash cards) and the market domain in which it will be used. We first calculate the fee structures of electronic cash- and charge-card industries for the monopoly and competitive cases. We show that the different market structures do not affect the domain of electronic cash cards and the displacement of currency in daily transactions. We provide a welfare analysis to determine whether a market equilib...

  2. 26 CFR 301.6311-2 - Payment by credit card and debit card.

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    2010-04-01

    ... credit cards or debit cards approved by the Commissioner may be used for this purpose, only the types of... section 103(k) of the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1602(k)), including any credit card, charge card, or... Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1666), section 908 of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (15 U.S.C....

  3. [Validity of hypotheses about the father/mother interpretation of Rorschach cards: tested by using a card selecting method].

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    Fukui, Yoshikazu; Miyake, Yoshiaki; Okazaki, Tsuyoshi; Moritsu, Makoto; Tohyama, Bin; Yamashita, Keiko; Okada, Shingo

    2011-08-01

    This study tests the validity of hypotheses about the interpretations of Rorschach father/mother cards by having subjects select the cards. The results showed that regardless of the subject's gender, Card IV is far more often selected as the father card. However Card VII is not more often chosen as the mother card, if anything, the Color Cards are usually selected. The result of a correspondence analysis suggest that a certain combination of father and mother cards is more often selected. When the frequency of card selection is applied to the cluster of cards obtained in the study of Fukui et al (2008), the mother card is predominantly selected from the feminine/maternity-cards cluster. However, the father card was selected equally often from three clusters, indicating variation of the father figure. The results indicate the predominance of Card IV as the father card, and also confirm the lack of individuality with Card VII. Therefore, Card IV fulfills prerequisites for the father card hypothesis, while Card VII does not meet the criteria. The results do not support the validity of the hypothesis about the mother card interpretation. PMID:21919302

  4. Smart Card Security; Technology and Adoption

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    Hamed Taherdoost

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Newly, smart card technology are being used in a number of ways around the world, on the otherhand, security has become significant in information technology, especially in those applicationinvolving data sharing and transactions through the internet. Furthermore, researches ininformation technology acceptance have identified the security as one of the factor that caninfluence on smart card adoption. This research is chiefly to study the security principals of smartcard and assess the security aspects’ affect on smart card technology adoption. In order toachieve this purpose, a survey was conducted among the 640 university students to measure theacceptance of smart card technology from security aspects.

  5. Java Card: an analysis of the most successful smart card operating system to date

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    Jong, de Eduard; Hartel, Pieter; Peyret, Patrice; Cattaneo, Peter

    2005-01-01

    To explain why the Java Card operating system has become the most successful smart card operating system to date, we analyze the realized features of the current Java Card version, we argue it could be enhanced by adding a number of intended features and we discuss a set of complementary features th

  6. The "Negative" Credit Card Effect: Credit Cards as Spending-Limiting Stimuli in New Zealand

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    Lie, Celia; Hunt, Maree; Peters, Heather L.; Veliu, Bahrie; Harper, David

    2010-01-01

    The "credit card effect" describes a finding where greater value is given to consumer items if credit card logos are present. One explanation for the effect is that credit cards elicit spending behavior through associative learning. If this is true, social, economic and historical contexts should alter this effect. In Experiment 1, Year 1 New…

  7. KARAKTERISASI EKSTRAK ETANOL BIJI KLABET (Trigonella foenum-graecum L SEBAGAI TANAMAN OBAT PELANCAR ASI

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    belakang. Data (SDKI tahun 2002-2003, ditemukan  jumlah pemberian ASI eksklusif pada bayi di bawah usia dua bulan hanya mencakup 64% dari total bayi yang ada dan lebih memprihatinkan, 13% bayi di bawah dua bulan telah diberi susu formula. Selain itu satu dari tiga bayi usia 2-3 bulan telah diberi makanan tambahan. Hasil suatu survei melaporkan bahwa 38% ibu menghentikan pemberian ASI bagi bayi dengan alasan produksi ASI tidak mencukupi. Klabet sebagai herbal penambah ASI perlu dilakukan karakterisasi ekstrak biji Klabet sebagai langkah awal standarisasi ekstrak biji Klabet. Metode. Sampel adalah ekstrak biji Klabet. Tanaman Klabet diperoleh dari Jawa Timur.Untuk menjamin persyaratan mutu ekstrak etanol 50 % biji Klabet yang digunakan sebagai herbal untuk pelancar ASI pertama –tama harus memenuhi karakteristik mutu berdasarkan Pedoman persyaratan ekstrak yang dikeluarkan BPOM.Pemeriksaan men-cakup parameter non spesifik antara lain: kadar air, kadar abu total, kadar abu tidak larut asam, dan susut. Sedangkan parameter spesifik mencakup penetapan kadar sari larut alka-loid, penetapan kadar sari larut air, penetapan kadar Trigonellin dan uji golongan senyawa kimia Hasil. Karakterisasi ekstrak etanol 50 % biji klabet non spesifik : kadar air 13,70 %, kadar abu total 1,16 %, kadar abu tidak larut asam 0,06 % dan susut pengeringan 20,59  %, sedangkan karakteristik  spesifik : kadar sari larut etanol 59,58 %, kadar sari larut air 47,78 %, dan   kadar Trigonellin 9,72 %.   Kata kunci : Ekstrak etanol Biji Klabet,Trigonellin, Trigonella foenum-graecum L ,ASI

  8. Posición de los araucanos en un contexto asiático-europeo

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    Luis, María Antonia

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Según el modelo clásico de poblamiento americano, los amerindios poseen un ancestro básico de tipo mongoloide, con diferenciaciones secundarias originadas por procesos microevolutivos locales. Toda comparación basada en distancias o en componentes funcionales, debería sostener entonces, la hipótesis: "las distribuciones amerindias se aproximan en mayor grado a las de las poblaciones asiáticas y en menor grado a las de las poblaciones europeas". Por componer los araucanos una población típicamente amerindia, debe esperarse que presenten mayor similitud morfológica con grupos asiáticos mongolizados y secundariamente, afinidades con grupos de extracción no mongoloide, dadas estas últimas por procesos evolutivos de adaptación convergente o mestizaje. El objeto del presente trabajo es corroborar el rechazo de dicha hipótesis (Pucciarelli et al.,1999, a través de un conjunto de nuevas comparaciones. Se procedió a medir 17 cráneos araucanos masculinos mediante 46 variables de las propuestas por Howells (1973 y compararlos con muestras de europeos (norse, zalavar, berg, asiáticos (chinos, japoneses, ainu, buriat, coreanos, filipinos y esquimales, cuyos datos fueron extraídos de los archivos proporcionados por Howells (1996. La estadística realizada consistió en análisis canónico, análisis discriminante, y "clusters" jerárquicos, mediante el programa Systat 7.0. Se halló que: (ala elipse de distribución de los araucanos fue casi equidistante respecto de norse y sudjaponeses, siendo la distancia entre éstos menor que la de cada uno de ellos respecto de araucanos; (ben el primer "cluster" con europeos, filipinos, sudjaponeses y ainu, los araucanos se separaron en un "subcluster" aislado y a la mayor distancia, le siguieron los ainu en un segundo "subcluster", mientras que los filipinos ocuparon un tercero, junto con europeos y japoneses; (cen el segundo "cluster", los araucanos se agruparon en forma intermedia entre chinos

  9. 75 FR 70753 - Market Test Involving Greeting Cards

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    2010-11-18

    ... included as a part of the greeting card packaging. The company producing the cards will add markings as... cards, convenience, and a cost effective product for customer. Id. Additionally, it asserts that...

  10. A global calibration model for a-Si EPIDs used for transit dosimetry.

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    Nijsten, S M J J G; van Elmpt, W J C; Jacobs, M; Mijnheer, B J; Dekker, A L A J; Lambin, P; Minken, A W H

    2007-10-01

    Electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) are not only applied for patient setup verification and detection of organ motion but are also increasingly used for dosimetric verification. The aim of our work is to obtain accurate dose distributions from a commercially available amorphous silicon (a-Si) EPID for transit dosimetry applications. For that purpose, a global calibration model was developed, which includes a correction procedure for ghosting effects, field size dependence and energy dependence of the a-Si EPID response. In addition, the long-term stability and additional buildup material for this type of EPID were determined. Differences in EPID response due to photon energy spectrum changes have been measured for different absorber thicknesses and field sizes, yielding off-axis spectrum correction factors based on transmission measurements. Dose measurements performed with an ionization chamber in a water tank were used as reference data, and the accuracy of the dosimetric calibration model was determined for a large range of treatment conditions. Gamma values using 3% as dose-difference criterion and 3 mm as distance-to-agreement criterion were used for evaluation. The field size dependence of the response could be corrected by a single kernel, fulfilling the gamma evaluation criteria in case of virtual wedges and intensity modulated radiation therapy fields. Differences in energy spectrum response amounted up to 30%-40%, but could be reduced to less than 3% using our correction model. For different treatment fields and (in)homogeneous phantoms, transit dose distributions satisfied in almost all situations the gamma criteria. We have shown that a-Si EPIDs can be accurately calibrated for transit dosimetry purposes. PMID:17985633

  11. Toronto Smog Summit Report Card

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    This 'report card' provides a summary of actions taken, and progress achieved by the federal government, the provincial government and the City of Toronto, respectively, in response to various previous commitments regarding air quality, sustainable transportation, climate and atmospheric research, investing in green infrastructure (federal government), environmental assessment regulations, transboundary air pollution, improved monitoring and reporting regulations. Ratings also cover efforts in imposing emissions caps on the electric industry, emissions reduction trading system, toll-free public air pollution hotline, regulation of ozone depleting substances (provincial government), public education campaign on smog reduction, energy efficiency initiatives, corporate smog alert response plan, and a number of other environmental issues (City of Toronto)

  12. De la réappropriation de la psychologie en Asie du Sud-Est

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    Didier Bertrand

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available De la ou des psychologies Dans nombre de pays d’Asie du Sud-Est, la psychologie a été récemment introduite dans l’enseignement universitaire, les recherches sont rares et la pratique de la psychologie dans ses diverses applications encore balbutiante, voire inexistante. Lexique et concepts de la psychologie sont totalement importés dans les langues asiatiques, ils supposent un long et délicat travail de traduction qui ne s’opère que dans un sens seulement comme importation de nouveaux champs ...

  13. Critical transient in the Barab\\'asi model of human dynamics

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    Gabrielli, A; Caldarelli, Guido; Gabrielli, Andrea

    2007-01-01

    We introduce an exact probabilistic description for L=2 of the Barab\\'asi model for the dynamics of a list of L tasks. This permits to study the problem out of stationarity, and to solve explicitly the extremal limit case where a critical behavior for the waiting time distribution is observed. This behavior deviates at any finite time from that of the stationary state. We study also the characteristic relaxation time for finite time deviations from stationarity in all cases showing that it diverges in the extremal limit confirming that this deviations are important at all time.

  14. Dîmes de Sicile, d’Asie et d’ailleurs

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    Nicolet, Claude

    2015-01-01

    Une part considérable de la fiscalité provinciale romaine, sous la République comme sous le Haut-Empire, consistait en impôts fonciers directs sur les produits du sol : céréales, productions “mineures”, produits des cultures arbustives. On étudie ici, à partir de deux cas bien documentés, la Sicile et l’Asie, quelles conséquences pouvaient avoir sur l’utilisation des impôts et en particulier sur le ravitaillement de Rome ou des grandes villes provinciales, les différents modes de perception, ...

  15. Comparison between ASI, CNES and JAXA CCD analysis software for optical space debris monitoring

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    Paolillo, Fabrizio; Laas-Bourez, Myrtille; Yanagisawa, Toshifumi; Cappelletti, Chantal; Graziani, Filippo; Vidal, Bruno

    Since nineties Italian Space Agency (ASI), Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales CNES and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) play an important role in Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) activities. Respectively the Group of Astrodynamics of Uni-versity Sapienza of Rome (GAUSS), TAROT team (Télescope a Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires) and Institute of Aerospace Technology (IAT), participate in optical space debris monitoring activities (WG1 at IADC ) with the following facilities: 1. SpaDE observatory of ASI/GAUSS in Collepardo (Fr.), country-regionplaceItaly. 2. TAROT observatories of CNES: one in Chili (ESO LA Silla) and one in placecountry-regionFrance (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, at Calern). 3. Nyukasayama Observatory of IAT/JAXA, country-regionplaceJapan. Due to the large amount of data collected during the IADC coordinated observation campaigns and the autonomous campaigns, these research groups developed three different software for image processing automation and for the correlation of the detected objects with the catalogue. Using these software the three different observatories are improving the knowledge of the space debris population, in particular in the so-called geostationary belt (AI23.4 IADC International 2007 optical observation campaigns in higher Earth orbits and AI23.2 Investigation of high A/m ratio debris in higher Earth orbits), but they use different space debris monitoring techniques. With the aim to improve CCD analysis capabilities of each research group, during the 27th IADC meeting ASI, CNES and JAXA started a cooperation in this field on the comparison between the image processing software. The objectives of this activity are: 1. Test of ASI, CNES and JAXA CCD analysis software on real images taken in the 3 dif-ferent observation strategies (each observatory uses a particular objects extraction pro-cedure). 2. Results comparison: number of bad detection, number of good detection, processing

  16. Fast Transmission Photothermal Radiometry via Sampling by an Internal Computer Sound Card

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    Lai-Jun Yan; Chun-Ming Gao; Bin-Xing Zhao; Qi-Ming Sun; Feng Wang

    2015-01-01

    Abstract⎯During the last few decades, photothermal radiometry (PTR) has been greatly developed and widely applied in the field of nondestructive testing. However, the traditional PTR system employs an expensive lock-in amplifier to detect the weak photothermal signal, which leads to high cost and long test time. In this paper, a fast transmission PTR system based on sampling by using an internal computer sound card was developed to lower the system cost and shorter the test time. A piece of amorphous silicon (a:Si) thin film solar cells with artificial defects was prepared and tested by the system. The results show that the sharpened defects can be identified easily and quickly according to the significant peaks of the original infrared signal sampled by the internal computer sound card. Furthermore, more detailed defects can be investigated by processing the infrared signal. These validate the effectiveness of the proposed transmission PTR system as a low cost and efficient non-destructive test technique.

  17. Payment Card Rewards Programs and Consumer Payment Choice

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    Ching, Andrew; Hayashi, Fumiko

    2008-01-01

    Card payments have been growing very rapidly. To continue the growth, payment card networks keep adding new merchants and card issuers try to stimulate their existing customers’ card usage by providing rewards. This paper seeks to analyze the effects of payment card rewards programs on consumer payment choice, by using consumer survey data. Specifically, we examine whether credit/debit reward receivers use credit/debit cards relatively more often than other consumers, if so how much more ofte...

  18. Governance, Issuance Restrictions, And Competition In Payment Card Networks

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    Robert S. Pindyck

    2007-01-01

    I discuss the antitrust suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against Visa and MasterCard in 1998. Banks that issue Visa cards are free to also issue MasterCard cards, and vice versa, and many banks issue the cards of both networks. However, both Visa and MasterCard had rules prohibiting member banks from also issuing the cards of other networks, in particular American Express and Discover. In addition, most banks are members of both the Visa and MasterCard networks, so governance is...

  19. Improved reader for magnetically-encoded ID cards

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    Wu, T. T.

    1979-01-01

    Hybrid demodulator in electronic card reader for magnetically encoded identification cards, accommodates variations in insertion speeds, yet is simpler and less expensive than equivalent all-digital circuits.

  20. A Simple Homemade Polarised Sunglasses Test Card

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    Bamdad, Farzad

    2016-01-01

    In this article construction of a simple and inexpensive test card which can be used to demonstrate the polarisation ability of sunglasses is described. The card was fabricated simply by using a piece of polariser sheet with one to three layers of cellophane tape fixed on it.

  1. C-cards in Music Education

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    Valente, Andrea; Lyon, Kirstin Catherine

    2005-01-01

    The paper proposes a new way of introducing music to classes of 8 to 10 years old pupils, by adopting a recent educational tool for teaching Computer Science. Our proposal builds in fact on computational cards (or c-cards), a playful and intuitive mind-tool, that has been applied to a variety...

  2. Augmenting C-cards with music actions

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    Jensen, Karl Kristoffer; Valente, Andrea; Lyon, Kirstin Catherine

    2006-01-01

    The paper proposes a new way of introducing music to classes of 8 to 10 years old pupils, by adopting a recent educational tool for teaching Computer Science. Our proposal builds in fact on computational cards (or c-cards), a playful and intuitive mind-tool, that has been applied to a variety...

  3. Point card compatible automatic vending machine for canned drink; Point card taio kan jido hanbaiki

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    2000-01-10

    A point card compatible automatic vending machine for canned drinks is developed, which provides drink manufacturers with a powerful tool to acquire selling sites and attract consumers. Since the machine is equipped with a device to handle point cards, regular customers have increased and sales have picked up. A point card issuing device is also installed, and the new machine issues a point card whenever a customer wants. The drink manufacturers are evaluating high of the vending machine because it will contribute to the diffusion of the point card system and because a sales promotion campaign may be conducted through the vending machine for instance by exchanging a fully marked card with a giveaway on the spot. In the future, a bill validator (paper money identifier) will be integrated even with small size machines for the diffusion of point card compatible machines. (translated by NEDO)

  4. Wire Scanner Motion Control Card

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    Forde, S E

    2006-01-01

    Scientists require a certain beam quality produced by the accelerator rings at CERN. The discovery potential of LHC is given by the reachable luminosity at its interaction points. The luminosity is maximized by minimizing the beam size. Therefore an accurate beam size measurement is required for optimizing the luminosity. The wire scanner performs very accurate profile measurements, but as it can not be used at full intensity in the LHC ring, it is used for calibrating other profile monitors. As the current wire scanner system, which is used in the present CERN accelerators, has not been made for the required specification of the LHC, a new design of a wire scanner motion control card is part of the LHC wire scanner project. The main functions of this card are to control the wire scanner motion and to acquire the position of the wire. In case of further upgrades at a later stage, it is required to allow an easy update of the firmware, hence the programmable features of FPGAs will be used for this purpose. The...

  5. In Brief: Arctic Report Card

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    Showstack, Randy

    2009-11-01

    The 2009 annual update of the Arctic Report Card, issued on 22 October, indicates that “warming of the Arctic continues to be widespread, and in some cases dramatic. Linkages between air, land, sea, and biology are evident.” The report, a collaborative effort of 71 national and international scientists initiated in 2006 by the Climate Program Office of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), highlights several concerns, including a change in large-scale wind patterns affected by the loss of summer sea ice; the replacement of multiyear sea ice by first-year sea ice; warmer and fresher water in the upper ocean linked to new ice-free areas; and the effects of the loss of sea ice on Arctic plant, animal, and fish species. “Climate change is happening faster in the Arctic than any other place on Earth-and with wide-ranging consequences,” said NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco. “This year“s Arctic Report Card underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas pollution and adapting to climate changes already under way.”

  6. Freestanding a-Si Thin Film Transistor for Room-Temperature Infrared Detection

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    DONG Liang; YUE Rui-Feng; LIU Li-Tian; ZHANG Wan-Jie

    2004-01-01

    @@ We present the fabrication and characterization of a novel uncooled infrared sensor for room-temperature infrared imaging. The sensitive element of the sensor is a freestanding amorphous silicon thin film transistor (a-Si TFT)with the temperature coefficient of the drain current (TCC) of 0.015-0.08/K. The TCC value is sensitive to the ambient temperature and can be controlled by the gate voltage of the a-Si TFT. The complete procedures based on the porous silicon micromachining technique for fabricating thermally isolated air bridges are described. The isolation structures have a thermal conductance of 5 × 10-6 W/K and a thermal capacitance of 4.9 × 10-8 J/K.The effects of the gate voltage on the performance figures such as responsivity, noise voltage and detectivity are described and analysed in detail. The maximum detectivity reaches 4.33 × 108 cmHz1/2W-1 at a chopping frequency of 27Hz and a gate voltage of-15 V.

  7. aSi EPIDs for the in-vivo dosimetry of static and dynamic beams

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    Piermattei, A.; Cilla, S.; Azario, L.; Greco, F.; Russo, M.; Grusio, M.; Orlandini, L.; Fidanzio, A.

    2015-10-01

    Portal imaging by amorphous silicon (aSi) photodiode is currently the most applied technology for in-vivo dosimetry (IVD) of static and dynamic radiotherapy beams. The strategy, adopted in this work to perform the IVD procedure by aSi EPID, is based on: in patient reconstruction of the isocenter dose and day to day comparison between 2D-portal images to verify the reproducibility of treatment delivery. About 20.000 tests have been carried out in this last 3 years in 8 radiotherapy centers using the SOFTDISO program. The IVD results show that: (i) the procedure can be implemented for linacs of different manufacturer, (ii) the IVD analysis can be obtained on a computer screen, in quasi real time (about 2 min after the treatment delivery) and (iii) once the causes of the discrepancies were eliminated, all the global IVD tests for single patient were within the acceptance criteria defined by: ±5% for the isocenter dose, and PγFisica Nucleare (INFN) and Università Cattolica del S.Cuore (UCSC).

  8. Los Alamos flux comperssion systems, ASI focus area I program plan

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    2010-12-14

    This document is a final summary of an original plan submitted as LA-UR 10-06693. There are minor revisions, some new items have been completed, and there is a statement of some funding shortfalls. Program plan focuses on using Ranchero Technology for the ASI 43 cm Ranchero generators are being fabricated to provide a small scale load and diagnostics test capability at Los Alamos - LLNL loads and Los Alamos multi-shell loads. 43 cm Ranchero tests continue as long as they are useful. 1 or 1.4 m Ranchero tests follow in the out years - Multi-shell loads have identified needs for full length generators and one 1.4 m generator is on hand. Both LLNL and Los Alamos loads will require larger current capability, and Ranchero will be scaled up in diameter when full scale current is defined. Increased scale tests expected in FY-12. The bulk of the Los Alamos Effort will be directed toward two thrusts: (1) Perform tests for LLNL load development and (2) explore multi-shell loads. ASC program assesses development against ASI results then provides new designs.

  9. aSi EPIDs for the in-vivo dosimetry of static and dynamic beams

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    Piermattei, A. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma Tre, 00146 Roma (Italy); Istituto di Fisica e U.O.C. di Fisica Sanitaria, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, 00168 Roma (Italy); Cilla, S. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma Tre, 00146 Roma (Italy); U.O. di Fisica Sanitaria, Fondazione per la Ricerca e Cura ‘Giovanni Paolo II’, 86100 Campobasso (Italy); Azario, L.; Greco, F. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma Tre, 00146 Roma (Italy); Istituto di Fisica e U.O.C. di Fisica Sanitaria, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, 00168 Roma (Italy); Russo, M. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma Tre, 00146 Roma (Italy); U.O. di Fisica Sanitaria, Ospedale Belcolle, 01100 Viterbo (Italy); Grusio, M. [Istituto di Fisica e U.O.C. di Fisica Sanitaria, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, 00168 Roma (Italy); Orlandini, L. [U.O. di Fisica Medica, Centro Oncologico Fiorentino, 50121 Firenze (Italy); Fidanzio, A., E-mail: andrea.fidanzio@rm.unicatt.it [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma Tre, 00146 Roma (Italy); Istituto di Fisica e U.O.C. di Fisica Sanitaria, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, 00168 Roma (Italy)

    2015-10-01

    Portal imaging by amorphous silicon (aSi) photodiode is currently the most applied technology for in-vivo dosimetry (IVD) of static and dynamic radiotherapy beams. The strategy, adopted in this work to perform the IVD procedure by aSi EPID, is based on: in patient reconstruction of the isocenter dose and day to day comparison between 2D-portal images to verify the reproducibility of treatment delivery. About 20.000 tests have been carried out in this last 3 years in 8 radiotherapy centers using the SOFTDISO program. The IVD results show that: (i) the procedure can be implemented for linacs of different manufacturer, (ii) the IVD analysis can be obtained on a computer screen, in quasi real time (about 2 min after the treatment delivery) and (iii) once the causes of the discrepancies were eliminated, all the global IVD tests for single patient were within the acceptance criteria defined by: ±5% for the isocenter dose, and P{sub γ<1}≥90% of the checked points for the 2D portal image γ-analysis. This work is the result of a project supported by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) and Università Cattolica del S.Cuore (UCSC)

  10. Posición de los araucanos en un contexto asiático-europeo

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    Pucciarelli, Héctor Mario

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Se acepta que el denominado substrato amerindio -que incluye a la mayoría de las poblaciones americanas actuales e históricas- incursionó en dirección norte-sur, desde el noreste asiático, pasando por el estrecho de Bering y el rosario de las Aleutianas. Según este modelo, las poblaciones amerindias poseen un ancestro básico de tipo mongoloide, con diferenciaciones secundarias originadas por procesos microevolutivos locales. Toda comparación basada en distancias o en componentes funcionales, debería entonces sostener la hipótesis: "las distribuciones amerindias se deben aproximar en mayor grado a las de las poblaciones asiáticas y en menor grado a las de las poblaciones europeas". Por componer los araucanos una distribución tipicamente amerindia, debe esperarse entonces que presenten mayor similitud morfológica con grupos asiáticos mongolizados y secundariamente, afinidades con grupos de extracción no mongoloide, dadas estas últimas por procesos evolutivos de adaptación o mestizaje. El objeto del presente trabajo es determinar si a nivel craneofacial se cumple el modelo propuesto a través de la metodología craneofuncional. Se procedió a medir los componentes funcionales anteroneural, mesoneural, posteroneural, ótico, óptico, respiratorio, masticatorio y alveolar en 48 cráneos provenientes de muestras japonesa, francesa y araucana. Se observó que: (alas elipses de distribución producidas por el análisis canónico ubicaron a los araucanos en una posición casi equidistante entre japoneses y europeos; (blos componentes funcionales discriminados por el análisis univariado fueron tres para la comparación europeo-japonesa (óptico, masticatorio y alveolar, los mismos tres para la comparación araucano-japonesa (pero con sentido inverso y sólo el efecto tamaño del componente facial para la comparación araucano-europea. Con estos resultados se rechaza la hipótesis planteada y se sugiere que, además de los factores

  11. WHAT INFLUENCE CREDIT CARD DEBTS IN YOUNG CONSUMERS IN MALAYSIA

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    Syed Shah ALAM

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines empirically antecedents of the credit card debts in young consumers in Malaysia. We examine whether easy access to credit card, credit card related knowledge, aggressive promotion by credit card industry, low minimum payment requirement and attitude towards credit cards influence credit card debts in the younger generation. Regression model was used to meet the objectives. These findings based on a sample of 240 young credit card holders, show that the factors that affect credit card debts are credit card related knowledge, aggressive promotion by credit card industry and low minimum payment requirements. These findings also provide insights for both bank management and policy-makers to improve the bank performance in terms of credit card debts.

  12. Addictive severity in cocaine addicts measured with the EuropASI: differences between composite scores and severity ratings.

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    Sánchez-Hervás, Emilio; Secades-Villa, Roberto; José Santonja Gómez, Francisco; Zacarés Romaguera, Francisco; García-Rodríguez, Olaya

    2009-01-01

    In this study we present the addiction severity profile in a sample of 202 cocaine addicts, using the composite scores for each area of the EuropASI (European version of the ASI), which are compared with the severity ratings obtained through interviewers' subjective assessments. The results showed that the areas of the EuropASI which reflected the greatest severity according to the composite scores were, in the following order: employment/support, family/social situation, use of alcohol and psychiatric state. The results obtained with the composite scores show discrepancies with those obtained from the severity rating. Statistically significant differences were found in the areas of alcohol (Z = -6.205; p composite scores, since severity ratings depend totally on the interviewer's judgement, and do not appear to constitute a sound measure for estimating therapeutic change.

  13. Relativistic Hydrodynamics on Graphic Cards

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    Gerhard, Jochen; Bleicher, Marcus

    2012-01-01

    We show how to accelerate relativistic hydrodynamics simulations using graphic cards (graphic processing units, GPUs). These improvements are of highest relevance e.g. to the field of high-energetic nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC and LHC where (ideal and dissipative) relativistic hydrodynamics is used to calculate the evolution of hot and dense QCD matter. The results reported here are based on the Sharp And Smooth Transport Algorithm (SHASTA), which is employed in many hydrodynamical models and hybrid simulation packages, e.g. the Ultrarelativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics model (UrQMD). We have redesigned the SHASTA using the OpenCL computing framework to work on accelerators like graphic processing units (GPUs) as well as on multi-core processors. With the redesign of the algorithm the hydrodynamic calculations have been accelerated by a factor 160 allowing for event-by-event calculations and better statistics in hybrid calculations.

  14. Insider protection: A report card

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    Enhanced security measures against external threats (e.g., terrorists, criminals) have been implemented at most facilities that handle special nuclear material, classified information, or other assets critical to national security. Attention is now focusing on insider protection, and safeguards managers are attempting to provide balanced protection against insider and outsider threats. Potential insider threats include attempts by facility employees to steal special nuclear material (SNM), to cause a radiological hazard to the public, to sabotage critical facilities, or to steal property or classified information. This paper presents a report card on the status of insider protection at Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission-licensed facilities, with emphasis on SNM theft. The authors discuss the general trends in insider protection and the limitations of protection measures currently in use. They also discuss the most critical needs for improved procedures, technology, analytical tools, and education for safeguards personnel

  15. Card - Electronic Money. Comparative Study

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    Mariana Rodica TIRLEA

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This type of coin and appeared as a result of the needs for a proper management of the financial resources available in the market, but also to improve the payments system in our country. The card is an alternative to the conventional instruments of payment is a payment instrument with and without cash by means of which the holder disposes of the current account. It is a standardized, secure information and individualized, through which you can perform operations of cash withdrawal, payment for the goods or services purchased, payment obligations by the public administration authorities and funds transfers between accounts, other than those ordered and executed by financial institutions, carried out through the electronic payment instrument.

  16. PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY IN a-Si : H AND a-SixC1-x : H, CORRELATION WITH PHOTOLUMINESCENCE RESULTS

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    Caffier, D.; Le Contellec, M.; Richard, J.

    1981-01-01

    Photoconductivity and photoluminescence of a-Si : H and a-SixC1-x : H films prepared by glow discharge or R.F sputtering have been studied. For a-Si : H sputtered films, the photoconductivity is greatly increased with R.F power, substrate temperature and can be compared to values obtained for glow discharge films. The addition of a low carbon content (< 10 %) does not affect the photoconductivity but a higher content greatly decreases it. In conclusion, we deduced that the existence of a high...

  17. 19 CFR 112.43 - Form of identification card.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Form of identification card. 112.43 Section 112.43 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY CARRIERS, CARTMEN, AND LIGHTERMEN Identification Cards § 112.43 Form of identification card. The identification card shall be issued...

  18. 76 FR 76475 - Employment Network (EN) Report Card

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    2011-12-07

    ... ADMINISTRATION Employment Network (EN) Report Card AGENCY: Social Security Administration. ACTION: Notice of..., and the general public on the draft revised EN Report Card. An EN is a private or public entity that... Security Income (SSI) recipients who are disabled. The EN Report Card is available at: EN Report Card...

  19. Student ID Cards: What You Should Know About Them

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    Hoffman, Jonathan; McGuire, Agnes C.

    1973-01-01

    Discusses the usefulness of photo ID cards for school security purposes, library control, student activities, and bus transportation control. Examines ways in which card costs can be reduced and the pros and cons of producing the cards at the school or of letting the work out. Problems involving card abuse and student rights are also considered.…

  20. Improving the Security of CardSpace

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    Waleed A. Alrodhan; Mitchell, Chris J

    2009-01-01

    CardSpace (formerly known as InfoCard) is a digital identity management system that has recently been adopted by Microsoft. In this paper we identify two security shortcomings in CardSpace that could lead to a serious privacy violation. The first is its reliance on user judgements of the trustworthiness of service providers, and the second is its reliance on a single layer of authentication. We also propose a modification designed to address both flaws. The proposed approach is compatible wit...

  1. PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF CERN CARDS

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    2002-01-01

    Reminder The period of validity of CERN cards not bearing an expiry date has been extended from 30 June to 31 December 2002 (see paragraph 17.4 of the Implementation Measures relating to Operational Circular n° 2). Holders of such cards are kindly requested to have their cards renewed either at the Users Office (in the case of Users) or at the Registration Service (all the others) from 1 August 2002 onwards. Relations with the Host States Service http://www.cern.ch/relations/ Tel. 72848

  2. SD card projects using the PIC microcontroller

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    Ibrahim, Dogan

    2010-01-01

    PIC Microcontrollers are a favorite in industry and with hobbyists. These microcontrollers are versatile, simple, and low cost making them perfect for many different applications. The 8-bit PIC is widely used in consumer electronic goods, office automation, and personal projects. Author, Dogan Ibrahim, author of several PIC books has now written a book using the PIC18 family of microcontrollers to create projects with SD cards. This book is ideal for those practicing engineers, advanced students, and PIC enthusiasts that want to incorporate SD Cards into their devices. SD cards are che

  3. Loyalty Card Promotional Activity in Budget Hotel

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    Teng, Fei

    2010-01-01

    Loyalty card is one of the most commonly used promotional activities in business. Thus far, there are some research has been done on luxury hotel, but very few researches are on budget hotel. So, the purpose of the thesis is finding out the Swedish customers’ attitude and behavior towards budget hotel’s loyalty card; getting to know what factors influence Swedish customers’ response towards the loyalty card and budget hotels. In the thesis, the main research problem is “How do Swedish custome...

  4. Financial Fitness: Selecting a Credit Card

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    Gorham, Liz, PhD; Goetting, Marsha A., PhD

    1998-01-01

    Consumers who want to save interest charges on large loans, such as a home mortgage or auto loan, usually comparison shop for the "best deal." Comparison shopping for a credit card is also an excellent practice because terms and conditions of the account can make a difference in how much consumers pay for the privilege of borrowing. Consumers are often amazed at some of the "hidden" costs of some credit cards. With information in this fact sheet, Utahns can compare credit card terms they have...

  5. Thermal transfer structures coupling electronics card(s) to coolant-cooled structure(s)

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    David, Milnes P; Graybill, David P; Iyengar, Madhusudan K; Kamath, Vinod; Kochuparambil, Bejoy J; Parida, Pritish R; Schmidt, Roger R

    2014-12-16

    Cooling apparatuses and coolant-cooled electronic systems are provided which include thermal transfer structures configured to engage with a spring force one or more electronics cards with docking of the electronics card(s) within a respective socket(s) of the electronic system. A thermal transfer structure of the cooling apparatus includes a thermal spreader having a first thermal conduction surface, and a thermally conductive spring assembly coupled to the conduction surface of the thermal spreader and positioned and configured to reside between and physically couple a first surface of an electronics card to the first surface of the thermal spreader with docking of the electronics card within a socket of the electronic system. The thermal transfer structure is, in one embodiment, metallurgically bonded to a coolant-cooled structure and facilitates transfer of heat from the electronics card to coolant flowing through the coolant-cooled structure.

  6. An analysis of a war-like card game

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    Alexeev, Boris

    2010-01-01

    In his book "Mathematical Mind-Benders", Peter Winkler poses the following open problem, originally due to the first author: "[In the game Peer Pressure,] two players are dealt some number of cards, initially face up, each card carrying a different integer. In each round, the players simultaneously play a card; the higher card is discarded and the lower card passed to the other player. The player who runs out of cards loses. As the number of cards dealt becomes larger, what is the limiting probability that one of the players will have a winning strategy?" We show that the answer to this question is zero, as Winkler suspected. Moreover, assume the cards are dealt so that one player receives r >= 1 cards for every one card of the other. Then if r phi, it is one.

  7. The ASY-EOS experiment at GSI: investigating the symmetry energy at supra-saturation densities

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    Russotto, P; De Filippo, E; Févre, A Le; Gannon, S; Gašparić, I; Kiš, M; Kupny, S; Leifels, Y; Lemmon, R C; Łukasik, J; Marini, P; Pagano, A; Pawłowski, P; Santoro, S; Trautmann, W; Veselsky, M; Acosta, L; Adamczyk, M; Al-Ajlan, A; Al-Garawi, M; Al-Homaidhi, S; Amorini, F; Auditore, L; Aumann, T; Ayyad, Y; Baran, V; Basrak, Z; Benlliure, J; Boiano, C; Boisjoli, M; Boretzky, K; Brzychczyk, J; Budzanowski, A; Cardella, G; Cammarata, P; Chajecki, Z; Chbihi, A; Colonna, M; Cozma, D; Czech, B; Di Toro, M; Famiano, M; Geraci, E; Greco, V; Grassi, L; Guazzoni, C; Guazzoni, P; Heil, M; Heilborn, L; Introzzi, R; Isobe, T; Kezzar, K; Krasznahorkay, A; Kurz, N; La Guidara, E; Lanzalone, G; Lasko, P; Li, Q; Lombardo, I; Lynch, W G; Matthews, Z; May, L; Minniti, T; Mostazo, M; Papa, M; Pirrone, S; Politi, G; Porto, F; Reifarth, R; Reisdorf, W; Riccio, F; Rizzo, F; Rosato, E; Rossi, D; Simon, H; Skwirczynska, I; Sosin, Z; Stuhl, L; Trifiró, A; Trimarchi, M; Tsang, M B; Verde, G; Vigilante, M; Wieloch, A; Wigg, P; Wolter, H H; Wu, P; Yennello, S; Zambon, P; Zetta, L; Zoric, M

    2012-01-01

    The elliptic-flow ratio of neutrons with respect to protons in reactions of neutron rich heavy-ions systems at intermediate energies has been proposed as an observable sensitive to the strength of the symmetry term in the nuclear Equation Of State (EOS) at supra-saturation densities. The recent results obtained from the existing FOPI/LAND data for $^{197}$Au+$^{197}$Au collisions at 400 MeV/nucleon in comparison with the UrQMD model allowed a first estimate of the symmetry term of the EOS but suffer from a considerable statistical uncertainty. In order to obtain an improved data set for Au+Au collisions and to extend the study to other systems, a new experiment was carried out at the GSI laboratory by the ASY-EOS collaboration in May 2011.

  8. GenASiS Basics: Object-oriented utilitarian functionality for large-scale physics simulations

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    Cardall, Christian Y

    2015-01-01

    Aside from numerical algorithms and problem setup, large-scale physics simulations on distributed-memory supercomputers require more basic utilitarian functionality, such as physical units and constants; display to the screen or standard output device; message passing; I/O to disk; and runtime parameter management and usage statistics. Here we describe and make available Fortran 2003 classes furnishing extensible object-oriented implementations of this sort of rudimentary functionality, along with individual `unit test' programs and larger example problems demonstrating their use. These classes compose the Basics division of our developing astrophysics simulation code GenASiS (General Astrophysical Simulation System), but their fundamental nature makes them useful for physics simulations in many fields.

  9. The Mars Pathfinder atmospheric structure investigation/meteorology (ASI/MET) experiment

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    Schofield, J. T.; Barnes, J. R.; Crisp, D.; Haberle, R. M.; Larsen, S.; Magalhaes, J. A.; Murphy, J. R.; Seiff, A.; Wilson, G.

    1997-01-01

    The Mars Pathfinder atmospheric structure investigation/meteorology (ASI/MET) experiment measured the vertical density, pressure, and temperature structure of the martian atmosphere from the surface to 160 km, and monitored surface meteorology and climate for 83 sols (1 sol = 1 martian day = 24.7 hours). The atmospheric structure and the weather record are similar to those observed by the Viking 1 lander (VL-1) at the same latitude, altitude, and season 21 years ago, but there are differences related to diurnal effects and the surface properties of the landing site. These include a cold nighttime upper atmosphere; atmospheric temperatures that are 10 to 12 degrees kelvin warmer near the surface; light slope-controlled winds; and dust devils, identified by their pressure, wind, and temperature signatures. The results are consistent with the warm, moderately dusty atmosphere seen by VL-1.

  10. Le gouvernement international des frontières d’Asie centrale (Volumes 1 & 2)

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    Bigo, Didier; Martin-Maze, Médéric

    2013-01-01

    Le gouvernement international des frontières d’Asie centrale (Kirghizstan, Tadjikistan, Ouzbékistan, Kazakhstan, Turkménistan) comprend les projets de gestion des frontières conduits par l’OSCE, la Commission européenne, l’ONUDC et l’OIM entre 1992 et 2012. Ils organisent l’import/export d’une expertise alignant les limites étatiques dans cette région sur un double impératif de mobilité et de sécurité. Comment ces savoirs sur la frontière circulent-ils à travers ces dernières ? Les projets p...

  11. Gestion de l'indépendance et legs soviétique en Asie centrale

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    Abašin, Sergej; Allouche, Jérémy; Baubion, Charles; Bourgeot, André; Gossiaux, Jean-François; Hohmann, Sophie; Jacquesson, Svetlana; Jozan, Raphaël; Laruelle, Marlène; Mansurov, Ulugbek; Moscaritolo, Alice; Ohayon, Isabelle; Boris PÉTRIC; Peyrouse, Sébastien; Poujol, Catherine

    2009-01-01

    Dans chacun des États indépendants d’Asie centrale nés de la disparition de l’Union soviétique en 1991, le nouveau discours officiel s’emploie, à des degrés divers, à condamner le régime précédent. Pourtant, les tonitruantes déclarations de changement et de renouveau, tout comme les discours sur l’élaboration d’une voie nationale spécifique de développement, ne doivent pas faire illusion. Si un certain nombre de réformes ont été engagées, la décennie et demie maintenant écoulée est de toute é...

  12. Asie du Sud : les amateurs-experts de la violence collective

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    Laurent Gayer

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Plus meurtriers que toutes les guerres interétatiques du passé, les conflits intraétatiques de l’Asie du Sud ont renforcé la polarisation sociale, ethnique et religieuse de l’ensemble des pays de la région, tout en alimentant la « milicianisation » de ses sociétés. Dans ce contexte, les opportunités de carrières violentes se sont multipliées pour les jeunes aspirants à la mobilité sociale. Ces carrières miliciennes impliquent cependant un parcours souvent fastidieux de professionnalisation. De surcroît, les résultats ne sont pas toujours – et en fait rarement – à la hauteur des attentes. La guerre irrégulière (repaie bien mal ses petites mains.

  13. The Mars Pathfinder atmospheric structure investigation/meteorology (ASI/MET) experiment

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    Schofield, J.T.; Barnes, J.R.; Crisp, D.;

    1997-01-01

    The Mars Pathfinder atmospheric structure investigation/meteorology (ASI/MET) experiment measured the vertical density, pressure, and temperature structure of the martian atmosphere from the surface to 160 km, and monitored surface meteorology and climate for 83 sols (1 sol = 1 martian day = 24...... nighttime upper atmosphere; atmospheric temperatures that are 10 to 12 degrees kelvin warmer near the surface; light slope-controlled winds; and dust devils, identified by their pressure, wind, and temperature signatures. The results are consistent with the warm, moderately dusty atmosphere seen by VL-1........7 hours). The atmospheric structure and the weather record are similar to those observed by the Viking 1 lander (VL-1) at the same latitude, altitude, and season 21 years ago, but there are differences related to diurnal effects and the surface properties of the landing site. These include a cold...

  14. Boron Concentration Measurements at the I/P Interface in Nip a-Si Solar Cells

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    Aken, Van; Duchamp, Martial; Boothroyd, Chris;

    2011-01-01

    The p-type Si layer in n-i-p a-Si and μc-Si solar cells on foil has several important requirements with respect to conductivity and optical transmission. We control the optical band gap and activation energy of p-a-SiC by varying the B2H6 and CH4 flows in the process chamber. Modelling shows...... that the optimum efficiency in n-i-p solar cells is obtained when the p-a-SiC band gap is just above the band gap of the absorber layer. We have assessed the potential of core-loss electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) for detecting B and C and of low-loss EELS, in a spatially resolved manner, as probe of local...

  15. The Very High Energy source catalog at the ASI Science Data Center

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    Carosi, Alessandro; Antonelli, Lucio Angelo; Giommi, Paolo

    2015-01-01

    The increasing number of Very High Energy (VHE) sources discovered by the current generation of Cherenkov telescopes made particularly relevant the creation of a dedicated source catalogs as well as the cross-correlation of VHE and lower energy bands data in a multi-wavelength framework. The "TeGeV Catalog" hosted at the ASI Science Data Center (ASDC) is a catalog of VHE sources detected by ground-based Cherenkov detectors. The TeGeVcat collects all the relevant information publicly available about the observed GeV/TeV sources. The catalog contains also information about public light curves while the available spectral data are included in the ASDC SED Builder tool directly accessible from the TeGeV catalog web page. In this contribution we will report a comprehensive description of the catalog and the related tools.

  16. Introduction au dossier « L’Asie centrale »

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    Alain Cariou

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Avec les bouleversements géopolitiques qui affectent le continent asiatique depuis deux décennies l’Asie centrale n’est plus tout à fait cet espace géographique incertain écarté de la communauté internationale, voire même oublié des atlas dont les cartes étaient généralement centrées sur les territoires voisins plus lisibles et médiatiques du Moyen-Orient, de l’Inde, de la Chine ou de la Russie. Constituée par les cinq ex-républiques socialistes soviétiques du Kazakhstan, du Kirghizstan, de l...

  17. Fresh New Air in Space? `MoMa' on the A.S.I. Launch Pad

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    Ambesi Impiombato, Francesco Saverio; Curcio, Francesco; Meli, Antonella; Zambito, Anna Maria

    2006-12-01

    The present project has been developed because of the desire to unify the research lines in the A.S.I. ‘Medicine & Biotechnology’ area into one research line that could satisfy the interests of all of the collaborative groups and at the same time could pursue a relevant social goal. A 6 month feasibility study (SF) called MoMa was carried out in the ASI framework. During the SF the know-how and the tools already available in the national scientific community have been assessed, selected and evaluated even with the important contribution of Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SME) and of Italian industries already involved in Space Research. As result of the SF MoMa, all of the participants decided to combine all the efforts together and define, with all the know-how and the available technologies, one strategic topic, the “Aging” with a special attention to the Quality of Life (QoL). The space environment is a unique laboratory to study the reaction of living organisms (especially humans) to microgravity and cosmic radiation. The study of the effects of these two variables at the molecular and cellular levels will shed light on the response of cells and living organisms to adverse stimulations that are always present even on Earth and will help us able to develop the best strategies to protect the organisms from the progressive structural and functional decline related to Aging. Relevant spin-offs on Earth and also relevant industrial applications are the expected outputs of this project.

  18. ASI/CGS products and services in support of GNSS-meteorology

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    Pacione, Rosa; Pace, Brigida; Bianco, Giuseppe

    2013-04-01

    For more than a decade, ASI/CGS has supported ground-based GNSS meteorology in Europe participating in various projects such as MAGIC, COST-716, TOUGH, E-GVAP (phase I and II) and providing Zenith Tropospheric path Delays (ZTD) derived from a European network of GNSS stations covering mainly the central Mediterranean area. Working in close cooperation with the meteorological community, GNSS data are analyzed in order to provide ZTD with different latencies ranging from post-processing, useful for climate studies, to near-real time, for hourly assimilation into Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model. However advancements in NWP models (such as the Met Office UKV 1.5km model) with rapid update cycles require observations with improved timeliness and with greater spatial and temporal resolution than is currently available. To fulfil this requirement a sub-hourly PPP processing has been set-up, and is under evaluation, thanks to the availability of the IGS RT orbit and clock corrections. Moreover ZTD estimates are the input data for developing new and enhanced products: ZTD residuals fields and Integrated Water Vapour (IWV) maps. The former will be helpful in augmenting empirical tropospheric models for positioning applications. The latter are useful for nowcasting and severe weather monitoring since they let to follow IWV time evolution. We present an overview of the developed products and services; the new directions in support of NWP applications and the nowcasting and forecasting of severe weather events that emerge within E-GVAP phase III and the EU COST Action "Advanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems tropospheric products for monitoring Severe Weather Events and Climate" (GNSS4SWEC). Acknowledgements. This work has been carried out under ASI contract I-014-10-0.

  19. The Development and Application of Blowing-carding Technology

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    刘海涛

    2003-01-01

    This paper introduces the development,compositions and characteristics of the domestic and foreign blowing-carding technique,discusses the technology of blowing-carding machines and the structures and functions of the main machines,analyses the production experiments of three types of blowing-carding flow lines in detail,and puts forward the effective measures to control the main quality index of blowing-carding sliver and the trend of blowing-carding technique development.

  20. Pricing and welfare implications of payment card network competition

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    Fumiko Hayashi

    2006-01-01

    This paper examines how competition among payment card networks three-party scheme networks and four-party scheme networks affects pricing as well as the welfare of various parties. A competing network has an incentive to provide rewards to its card users. By providing more generous rewards than its rival networks, the network can increase its own card transactions because multihoming cardholders who hold multiple networks cards choose to use its card instead of using its rivals. Although a m...

  1. THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTELLIGENT CARDS AND THE ROMANIAN MARKET

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    Alexandra Pricopi; Alina Elena Oprescu

    2011-01-01

    This paper will try to describe the close relationship between the economic evolution and technology, especially how the technical aspects of debit/credit cards interact with the economical aspects. There are approached concepts related to smart card and especially the use of cards in different economic purposes. Since the introduction of the first cards there has been an accelerated growth of the use of smart cards. One of the essential growth factors has been the progress in the electronic ...

  2. FRENCH CARDS - NEW PROCEDURE FOR INITIAL APPLICATION

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    2002-01-01

    The Human Resources Division would like to remind members of personnel that they are obliged to submit an application form for a French card as soon as they have a permanent address in either Switzerland or in France and they are actually living there. Following the rationalization of our administrative procedures, as of October 1st, 2002, the initial application procedure for a French card will now be as follows: The member of personnel should complete an application form. If necessary, an application form must also be completed for family members. These forms must then be transferred via e-mail to the appropriate Divisional Administrative Officer (DAO) who will forward them to the Cards Service. In parallel, the member of personnel should submit the necessary supporting documents to the Cards Service. The application form (Word format only), the procedural details, the necessary supporting documents as well as the conditions of issue are available here.   Human Resources Division Tel. 74469

  3. SC2: Secure Communication over Smart Cards

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    Dragoni, Nicola; Lostal, Eduardo; Papini, Davide;

    2012-01-01

    The Security-by-Contract (S×C) framework has recently been proposed to support software evolution in open multi-application smart cards. The key idea lies in the notion of contract, a specification of the security behavior of an application that must be compliant with the security policy...... of the card hosting the application. In this paper we address a key issue to realize the S×C idea, namely the outsourcing of the contractpolicy matching service to a Trusted Third Party (TTP). In particular, we present the design and implementation of (SC)2 (Secure Communication over Smart Cards), a system...... securing the communication between a smart card and the TTP which provides the S×C matching service....

  4. EuCARD final project report

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    Koutchouk, J P

    2014-01-01

    After four years of activity, EuCARD has most of its objectives fulfilled, with some new objectives added and a few others on excellent tracks while requiring additional time. The management has been active in reinforcing the collaborative links between partners and projects, contributing to the preparation of FP7-EuCARD2, initiating FP7-HiLumi-LHC Design Study, to favour sustained collaborations beyond EuCARD. An out-of-contract network has been successfully launched on laser plasma acceleration, to combine forces between accelerator, laser and plasma communities. Communication and dissemination activities have led to two highlights: Accelerating News, an accelerator R&D newsletter initiated by EuCARD and now common to all FP7 accelerator projects (over 1000 subscribers) and a series of monographs on accelerator sciences that is progressively finding its public. The scientific networks have more than fulfilled their initial objectives: roadmaps are defined for neutrino facilities, submitted to the Europe...

  5. Use score card to boost quality.

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    2002-10-01

    Keeping a score card can identify problem areas and track improvements. When specific goals are reached, staff are given rewards such as thank-you letters, tokens, or pizza parties. Staff are kept informed about the results of the score card through bulletin board postings, staff meetings, and the hospital Intranet. Data are collected with manual entry by nursing staff, chart review by performance improvement, and a computerized program.

  6. Prototype ALICE front-end card

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    Maximilien Brice

    2004-01-01

    This circuit board is a prototype 48-channel front end digitizer card for the ALICE time projection chamber (TPC), which takes electrical signals from the wire sensors in the TPC and shapes the data before converting the analogue signal to digital data. A total of 4356 cards will be required to process the data from the ALICE TPC, the largest of this type of detector in the world.

  7. Research for the Smart Card of 2010

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    Cucinelli, B.

    2001-01-01

    In preparation for the activities to be launched under the 6th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (FP61), the European Commission’s Information Society Directorate-General organised a meeting to consult the industrial and academic research community on current and future RTD needs in the domain of smart card technology. Those attending this meeting, which was held in Brussels on 23 May 2001, all agreed that the European smart card industry...

  8. Enhanced Crystal Quality of AlxIn1-xAsySb1-y for Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers

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    Tobias Zederbauer

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This work provides a detailed study on the growth of AlxIn1-xAsySb1-y lattice-matched to InAs by Molecular Beam Epitaxy. In order to find the conditions which lead to high crystal quality deep within the miscibility gap, AlxIn1-xAsySb1-y with x = 0.462 was grown at different growth temperatures as well as As2 and Sb2 beam equivalent pressures. The crystal quality of the grown layers was examined by high-resolution X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy. It was found that the incorporation of Sb into Al0.462In0.538AsySb1-y is strongly temperature-dependent and reduced growth temperatures are necessary in order to achieve significant Sb mole fractions in the grown layers. At 480 ∘ C lattice matching to InAs could not be achieved. At 410 ∘ C lattice matching was possible and high quality films of Al0.462In0.538AsySb1-y were obtained.

  9. Kuidas meeldib välismaalastele Eestis [õppida]? / Shazia Javed, Charina de Asis, Adam Luke Vern-Barnett, Predrag Tasevski

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    2011-01-01

    Küsimusele vastasid välisüliõpilased: rahvusvahelisi suhteid õppiv Charina de Asis Filipiinidelt, magistriõppes rahvusvahelist õigust õppiv Adam Luke Vern-Barnett Austraaliast, küberkaitset õppiv Predrag Tasevski Makedooniast ja tarkvara arendust õppiv Shazia Javed Pakistanist

  10. RPR与TPHA法检测梅毒螺旋体的比较与应用%The contrase and application of assaying treponema palidum on RPR and TPHA

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    张颖; 刘积平; 王葆琦; 汪洋

    2003-01-01

    @@ 梅毒螺旋体存在于病人的血液或脑脊液内,在人工培养基或组织培养中不能生长.当梅毒螺旋体进入人体3~6周后,可在病人血清中检测出两种抗体,一种是针对非螺旋体抗原的抗体,应用RPR试验(rapid plasma regain cirde card test快速血浆反应素环状卡片试验)检测;另一种是针对螺旋体抗原的抗体,应用TPHA试验(treponema palidum hemagglutination assay)检测.本文就2000年9月~2001年9月在我院检验结果进行分析现报告如下.

  11. Charactrization of a Li-ion battery based stand-alone a-Si photovoltaic system

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    Hamid Vishkasougheh, Mehdi; Tunaboylu, Bahadir

    2014-11-01

    The number of photovoltaic (PV) system installations is increasing rapidly. As more people learn about this versatile and often cost-effective power option, this trend will accelerate. This document presents a recommended design for a battery based stand-alone photovoltaic system (BSPV). BSPV system has the ability to be applied in different areas, including warning signals, lighting, refrigeration, communication, residential water pumping, remote sensing, and cathodic protection. The presented calculation method gives a proper idea for a system sizing technique. Based on application load, different scenarios are possible for designing a BSPV system. In this study, a battery based stand-alone system was designed. The electricity generation part is three a-Si panels, which are connected in parallel, and for the storage part LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery was used. The high power LFP battery packs are 40 cells each 8S5P (configured 8 series 5 parallel). Each individual pack weighs 0.5 kg and is 25.6 V. In order to evaluate the efficiency of a-Si panels with respect to the temperature and the solar irradiation, cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Adana in Turkey were selected. Temperature and solar irradiation were gathered from reliable sources and by using translation equations, current and voltage output of panels were calculated. As a result of these calculations, current and energy outputs were computed by considering an average efficient solar irradiation time value per day in Turkey. The calculated power values were inserted to a battery cycler system, and the behavior of high power LFP batteries in a time sequence of 7.2 h was evaluated. The charging and discharging cycles were obtained and their behavior was discussed. According to the results, Istanbul has the lowest number of peak month's energy, it followed by Ankara, and ultimately Adana has the highest number of peak months and energy storage. It was observed during the tests that values up to 4 A was

  12. High efficiency thin film CdTe and a-Si based solar cells

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    Compaan, A. D.; Deng, X.; Bohn, R. G.

    2000-01-04

    This report describes work done by the University of Toledo during the first year of this subcontract. During this time, the CdTe group constructed a second dual magnetron sputter deposition facility; optimized reactive sputtering for ZnTe:N films to achieve 10 ohm-cm resistivity and {approximately}9% efficiency cells with a copper-free ZnTe:N/Ni contact; identified Cu-related photoluminescence features and studied their correlation with cell performance including their dependence on temperature and E-fields; studied band-tail absorption in CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1{minus}x} films at 10 K and 300 K; collaborated with the National CdTe PV Team on (1) studies of high-resistivity tin oxide (HRT) layers from ITN Energy Systems, (2) fabrication of cells on the HRT layers with 0, 300, and 800-nm CdS, and (3) preparation of ZnTe:N-based contacts on First Solar materials for stress testing; and collaborated with Brooklyn College for ellipsometry studies of CdS{sub x}Te{sub 1{minus}x} alloy films, and with the University of Buffalo/Brookhaven NSLS for synchrotron X-ray fluorescence studies of interdiffusion in CdS/CdTe bilayers. The a-Si group established a baseline for fabricating a-Si-based solar cells with single, tandem, and triple-junction structures; fabricated a-Si/a-SiGe/a-SiGe triple-junction solar cells with an initial efficiency of 9.7% during the second quarter, and 10.6% during the fourth quarter (after 1166 hours of light-soaking under 1-sun light intensity at 50 C, the 10.6% solar cells stabilized at about 9%); fabricated wide-bandgap a-Si top cells, the highest Voc achieved for the single-junction top cell was 1.02 V, and top cells with high FF (up to 74%) were fabricated routinely; fabricated high-quality narrow-bandgap a-SiGe solar cells with 8.3% efficiency; found that bandgap-graded buffer layers improve the performance (Voc and FF) of the narrow-bandgap a-SiGe bottom cells; and found that a small amount of oxygen partial pressure ({approximately}2 {times} 10

  13. FRENCH CARDS - NEW PROCEDURE FOR INITIAL APPLICATION

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    The Human Resources Division would like to remind members of personnel that they are obliged to submit an application form for a French card as soon as they have a permanent address in either Switzerland or in France and they are actually living there. Following the rationalization of our administrative procedures, as of October 1st, 2002, the initial application procedure for a French card will now be as follows: The member of personnel should complete an application form. If necessary, an application form must also be completed for family members. These forms must then be transferred via e-mail to the appropriate Divisional Administrative Officer (DAO) who will forward them to the Cards Service. In parallel, the member of personnel should submit the necessary supporting documents to the Cards Service. Users are requested to apply for a French card through the Users Office. The application form (Word format only), the procedural details, the necessary supporting documents as well as the conditions of issue a...

  14. A gigabit ethernet link source card.

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    Blair, R. E.; Dawson, J. W.; Drake, G.; Haberichter, W. N.; Schlereth, J. L.

    2002-09-18

    A Link Source Card (LSC) has been developed which employs Gigabit Ethernet as the physical medium. The LSC is implemented as a mezzanine card compliant with the S-Link specifications, and is intended for use in development of the Region of Interest Building (ROIB) in the Level 2 Trigger of ATLAS. The LSC will be used to bring Region of Internet Fragments from Level 1 Trigger elements to the ROIB, and to transfer compiled Region of Interest Records to Supervisor Processors. The card uses the LSI 8101/8104 Media Access Controller (MAC) [1] and the Agilent HDMP-1636 Transceiver. An Altera 10K50A FPGA [2] is configured to provide several state machines which perform all the tasks on the card, such as formulating the Ethernet header, read/write registers in the MAC, etc. An on-card static RAM provides storage for 512K S-Link words, and a FIFO provides 4K buffering of input S-Link words. The LSC has been tested in a setup where it transfers data to a NIC in the PCI bus of a PC.

  15. A gigabit ethernet link source card

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    A Link Source Card (LSC) has been developed which employs Gigabit Ethernet as the physical medium. The LSC is implemented as a mezzanine card compliant with the S-Link specifications, and is intended for use in development of the Region of Interest Building (ROIB) in the Level 2 Trigger of ATLAS. The LSC will be used to bring Region of Internet Fragments from Level 1 Trigger elements to the ROIB, and to transfer compiled Region of Interest Records to Supervisor Processors. The card uses the LSI 8101/8104 Media Access Controller (MAC) [1] and the Agilent HDMP-1636 Transceiver. An Altera 10K50A FPGA [2] is configured to provide several state machines which perform all the tasks on the card, such as formulating the Ethernet header, read/write registers in the MAC, etc. An on-card static RAM provides storage for 512K S-Link words, and a FIFO provides 4K buffering of input S-Link words. The LSC has been tested in a setup where it transfers data to a NIC in the PCI bus of a PC

  16. 梅毒螺旋体传代接种对兔梅毒模型RP R滴度的影响%Effect of Treponema pallidum continuous passage inoculation in rabbits model on RPR titer

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    于瑞星; 尹跃平; 韩燕; 钟铭英; 施美琴; 王琪; 龚匡隆

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To determine the effect of Treponema pallidum ( Tp) of continuous passage inocula-tion in rabbits on RPR titer. Methods:Twenty three New Zealand male rabbits were divided into the primary group (5 rabbits), the first generation group (9 rabbits), the second generation group (8 rabbits) and the blank control group (1 rabbit). In the primary group, the testicles of rabbits were inoculated with Nichols strains stored in liquid nitrogen container. In the first generation group, the testicles of rabbits were inoculated with the strains from the rabbits of the primary generation group. In the second generation group, the testicles of rabbits were inoculated with the strains from the rabbits of the first generation group. The levels of RPR and TPPA in blood sera from ear margin veins were detected after 14 days of the inoculation. Results:All the in-oculated rabbits were infected by Tp. The rates of the rabbits with RPR titer more than or equal to 1∶16 in the primary group, the first generation group and the second generation group were 20%, 88.9% and 100%. And the RPR geometrical mean in the primary group, the first generation group and the second generation group were 4.0, 25.4 and 76.1. Conclusion:The serum titers of Tp increased in rabbits of continuous passage inoc-ulation.%目的::明确兔睾丸组织中Tp Nichols菌株传代接种对实验兔血清学滴度的影响。方法:按照接种Tp菌株代数的不同,将23只家兔分为原代组(5只)、一代组(9只)、二代组(8只),空白对照组(1只)。原代组所接种菌株为保存于液氮的Tp Nichols复苏菌株;一代组实验兔所接种菌株来自于原代组实验兔肿大睾丸;二代组实验兔所接种菌株来自于一代组实验兔肿大睾丸。接种14天后抽取兔耳缘静脉血并空气注射致死,对兔的耳缘静脉血清进行RPR和TPPA检测。结果:接种后实验兔全部感染。原代组、一代、二代组RPR滴度≥1∶16的兔比例分别为20

  17. Coastal vulnerability assessment of Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS) to sea-level rise

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    Pendleton, Elizabeth A.; Williams, S. Jeffress; Thieler, E. Robert

    2004-01-01

    A coastal vulnerability index (CVI, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1020/html/cvi.htm) was used to map relative vulnerability of the coast to future sea-level rise within Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS) in Maryland and Virginia. The CVI ranks the following in terms of their physical contribution to sea-level rise-related coastal change: geomorphology, regional coastal slope, rate of relative sea-level rise, shoreline change rates, mean tidal range and mean wave height. Rankings for each variable were combined and an index value calculated for 1-minute grid cells covering the park. The CVI highlights those regions where the physical effects of sea-level rise might be the greatest. This approach combines the coastal system's susceptibility to change with its natural ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions, yielding a quantitative, although relative, measure of the park's natural vulnerability to the effects of sea-level rise. The CVI provides an objective technique for evaluation and long-term planning by scientists and park managers. Assateague Island consists of stable and washover dominated portions of barrier beach backed by wetland and marsh. The areas within Assateague that are likely to be most vulnerable to sea-level rise are those with the highest occurrence of overwash and the highest rates of shoreline change.

  18. Accelerating Our Understanding of Supernova Explosion Mechanism via Simulations and Visualizations with GenASiS

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    Budiardja, R. D. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Cardall, Christian Y [ORNL; Endeve, Eirik [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    Core-collapse supernovae are among the most powerful explosions in the Universe, releasing about 1053 erg of energy on timescales of a few tens of seconds. These explosion events are also responsible for the production and dissemination of most of the heavy elements, making life as we know it possible. Yet exactly how they work is still unresolved. One reason for this is the sheer complexity and cost of a self-consistent, multi-physics, and multi-dimensional core-collapse supernova simulation, which is impractical, and often impossible, even on the largest supercomputers we have available today. To advance our understanding we instead must often use simplified models, teasing out the most important ingredients for successful explosions, while helping us to interpret results from higher fidelity multi-physics models. In this paper we investigate the role of instabilities in the core-collapse supernova environment. We present here simulation and visualization results produced by our code GenASiS.

  19. Determination of Outdoor Furniture on Coastline Recreation Area of Asi River (Antakya District and User Satisfaction

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    Elif Bozdoğan

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Water surfaces which have significant importance for the acquisition of a city identity are the facts that lead the development of city, allow recreational activities and create visual and psychological effects on urban residents. This study has been conducted on Asi River coastline as it’s an important zone for Antakya city identity, divides new and old settlement areas and provides various recreational activities. The study conducted within 3 stages between April-July 2012. In the first stage of the study, amount and construction materials of existing outdoor furnitures were revealed. The second stage consists of questionnaire including details about user and usage with questions to determine the user satisfaction. According to the findings, the highest level of user satisfaction was found in bridges by all parameters and the lowest satisfaction level was found in sign/information boards by aesthetic and functional features and waste bins by amount. In this scope, the necessity of integration between city history and cultural values was found to be important so as to increase user satisfaction level from outdoor furniture. In addition, it is thought that this study will contribute to create a database for local governments.

  20. Accelerating Our Understanding of Supernova Explosion Mechanism via Simulations and Visualizations with GenASiS

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    Budiardja, Reuben D; Endeve, Eirik

    2015-01-01

    Core-collapse supernovae are among the most powerful explosions in the Universe, releasing about $10^{53}~\\mbox{erg}$ of energy on timescales of a few tens of seconds. These explosion events are also responsible for the production and dissemination of most of the heavy elements, making life as we know it possible. Yet exactly how they work is still unresolved. One reason for this is the sheer complexity and cost of a self-consistent, multi-physics, and multi-dimensional core-collapse supernova simulation, which is impractical, and often impossible, even on the largest supercomputers we have available today. To advance our understanding we instead must often use simplified models, teasing out the most important ingredients for successful explosions, while helping us to interpret results from higher fidelity multi-physics models. In this paper we investigate the role of instabilities in the core-collapse supernova environment. We present here simulation and visualization results produced by our code GenASiS.

  1. Binarizing Business Card Images for Mobile Devices

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    Mollah, Ayatullah Faruk; Das, Nibaran; Sarkar, Ram; Nasipuri, Mita; Kundu, Mahantapas

    2010-01-01

    Business card images are of multiple natures as these often contain graphics, pictures and texts of various fonts and sizes both in background and foreground. So, the conventional binarization techniques designed for document images can not be directly applied on mobile devices. In this paper, we have presented a fast binarization technique for camera captured business card images. A card image is split into small blocks. Some of these blocks are classified as part of the background based on intensity variance. Then the non-text regions are eliminated and the text ones are skew corrected and binarized using a simple yet adaptive technique. Experiment shows that the technique is fast, efficient and applicable for the mobile devices.

  2. Asie du Sud-Est : enjeu régional ou enjeu mondial ?, Hugues Tertrais

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    Laurent Gédéon

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Dans Asie du Sud-Est : enjeu régional ou enjeu mondial ?, Hugues Tertrais se livre à une analyse précise de la situation en Asie du sud-est au regard de la crise économique qui a secoué cette région du monde en 1997 et de ses conséquences. Soulignant la fragmentation de cet espace politique, caractérisé par sa très grande diversité culturelle et linguistique, l’auteur rappelle qu’il s’est édifié sur l’ancienne ligne de fracture entre monde chinois et puissances européennes, tout d’abord, puis...

  3. Barber's Point, Oahu, Hawaii Drift Card Study 2002-2004

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Drift cards were be released from Barber's Point, Oahu, approximately once a month during the two year span to get an idea of the distribution of card drift under...

  4. RENEWAL OF CRIMINAL LAW AGAINST ABUSE OF CREDIT CARDS

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    Eka Nugraha

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The use of credit cards for payment in lieu of cash since the introduction of the first credit card ever more widely known and used by people.   On the early introduction of this credit card, the wearer is limited to certain circles. However, a few decades later the credit card industry primarily enter the end of the Decade of the 1970s, has penetrated almost throughout all parts of the world, including Indonesia.   A credit card is issued by most commonly used by the public and apply the current International consists of a range of brands, among others, a very popular one is Visa and Master Card are each issued by the credit card company international and Master Card International.In practice many found the works in banking that may be subject to sanctions as set forth in the book of the law of criminal law (Criminal Code.

  5. A lumbar disc surgery predictive score card.

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    Finneson, B E

    1978-06-01

    A lumbar disc surgery predictive score card or questionnaire has been developed to assess potential candidates for excision of a herniated lumbar disc who have not previously undergone lumbar spine surgery. It is not designed to encompass patients who are being considered for other types of lumbar spine surgery, such as decompressive laminectomy or fusion. In an effort to make the "score card" usable by almost all physicians who are involved in lumbar disc surgery, only studies which have broad acceptance and are generally employed are included. Studies which have less widespread use such as electromyogram, discogram, venogram, special psychologic studies (MMPI, pain drawings) have been purposely excluded.

  6. CRC-cards for Product Modelling

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    Hvam, Lars; Riis, Jesper; Hansen, Benjamin Loer

    2003-01-01

    This paper describes the CRC (class, responsibility, collaboration) modelling process for building product models. A product model is normally represented in an IT system which contains data, information and knowledge on industrial products and their life cycle properties e.g. manufacturing...... software or programming the system. The CRC cards can be used to document the system through the entire life cycle (analysis, design, programming and maintenance). This article focuses on the application of CRC-cards in the analysis phase. The concepts and methods for modelling product knowledge have been...... tested in Danish industrial companies. The article presents a case study from Alfa Laval Separation....

  7. FBCT fast intensity measurement using TRIC cards

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    Allica, J C; Belohrad, D; Jensen, L; Lenardon, F; SØby, L

    2015-01-01

    At the CERN PS complex, precise fast intensity measurements are very important in order to optimize the transfer efficiencies between the different accelerators. Over the last two years a complete renovation has been ongoing, where the old electronics, based on analogue integrators, have been replaced by a fully digital system enclosed in a single VME based card. This new system called TRIC (Transformer Integration Card) is based on a 12 bit, 212 MS/s ADC and an FPGA for the signal processing. Also located on the same board one finds a 250 V/1.5 W DCDC converter used to generate precise calibration pulses.

  8. Catalog card production with a programmable terminal.

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    McTigue, E; Robinson, M E; Saver, B; Schultz, C K

    1977-01-01

    Application of a programmable terminal and printer to the cataloging task of a small medical library is described. The application is independent of a computer; the terminal is used in "local" mode only. Full sets of catalog cards are produced, following a single typing of descriptive cataloging data and tracings. Books can be cataloged the same day they are received. Actual cost per book is just over a dollar, for equipment rental, card stock, and the cataloger's time at the console, after call number, tracings, and main entry for the book have been determined. PMID:831883

  9. Memory Forensics of a Java Card Dump

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    Lanet, Jean-Louis; Bouffard, Guillaume; Lamrani, Rokia; Chakra, Ranim; Mestiri, Afef; Monsif, Mohammed; Fandi, Abdellatif

    2014-01-01

    Nowadays several papers have shown the ability to dump the EEPROM area of several Java Cards leading to the disclosure of already loaded applet and data structure of the card. Such a reverse engineering process is costly and prone to errors. Currently there are no tools available to help the process. We propose here an approach to find in the raw data obtained after a dump, the area containing the code and the data. Then, once the code area has been identified, we propose to rebuilt the origi...

  10. Authoring of digital games via card games

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    Valente, Andrea; Marchetti, Emanuela

    2014-01-01

    Literature and previous studies show that creative play is easy to emerge when children interact with tangible, low-tech toys and games than with digital games. This paradoxical situation is linked to the long-standing problem of end-users (or players) authoring of digital contents and systems. We...... are to show how card games can represent digital games, how playful play can emerge in card games and digital games, and to begin defining a new way to express game behavior without the use of universal programming languages....

  11. Sample Development on Java Smart-Card Electronic Wallet Application

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    Toma Cristian

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, are highlighted concepts as: complete Java card application, life cycle of an applet, and a practical electronic wallet sample implemented in Java card technology. As a practical approach it would be interesting building applets for ID, Driving License, Health-Insurance smart cards, for encrypt and digitally sign documents, for E-Commerce and for accessing critical resources in government and military field. The end of this article it is presented a java card electronic wallet ...

  12. Sample Development on Java Smart-Card Electronic Wallet Application

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    Toma Cristian

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, are highlighted concepts as: complete Java card application, life cycle of an applet, and a practical electronic wallet sample implemented in Java card technology. As a practical approach it would be interesting building applets for ID, Driving License, Health-Insurance smart cards, for encrypt and digitally sign documents, for E-Commerce and for accessing critical resources in government and military field. The end of this article it is presented a java card electronic wallet application.

  13. Modelling Smart Card Security Protocols in SystemC TLM

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    Bushager, Aisha; Zwolinski, Mark

    2010-01-01

    Smart cards are an example of advanced chip technology. They allow information transfer between the card holder and the system over secure networks, but they contain sensitive data related to both the card holder and the system, that has to be kept private and confidential. The objective of this work is to create an executable model of a smart card system, including the security protocols and transactions, and to examine the strengths and determine the weaknesses by running tests on the model...

  14. Dosimetry in radiotherapy using a-Si EPIDs: Systems, methods, and applications focusing on 3D patient dose estimation

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    McCurdy, B. M. C.

    2013-06-01

    An overview is provided of the use of amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) for dosimetric purposes in radiation therapy, focusing on 3D patient dose estimation. EPIDs were originally developed to provide on-treatment radiological imaging to assist with patient setup, but there has also been a natural interest in using them as dosimeters since they use the megavoltage therapy beam to form images. The current generation of clinically available EPID technology, amorphous-silicon (a-Si) flat panel imagers, possess many characteristics that make them much better suited to dosimetric applications than earlier EPID technologies. Features such as linearity with dose/dose rate, high spatial resolution, realtime capability, minimal optical glare, and digital operation combine with the convenience of a compact, retractable detector system directly mounted on the linear accelerator to provide a system that is well-suited to dosimetric applications. This review will discuss clinically available a-Si EPID systems, highlighting dosimetric characteristics and remaining limitations. Methods for using EPIDs in dosimetry applications will be discussed. Dosimetric applications using a-Si EPIDs to estimate three-dimensional dose in the patient during treatment will be overviewed. Clinics throughout the world are implementing increasingly complex treatments such as dynamic intensity modulated radiation therapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy, as well as specialized treatment techniques using large doses per fraction and short treatment courses (ie. hypofractionation and stereotactic radiosurgery). These factors drive the continued strong interest in using EPIDs as dosimeters for patient treatment verification.

  15. Analyses of phenotype and ARGOS and ASY1 expression in a ploidy Chinese cabbage series derived from one haploid.

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    Gu, Ai Xia; Zhao, Jian Jun; Li, Li Min; Wang, Yan Hua; Zhao, Yu Jing; Hua, Fan; Xu, Yuan Chao; Shen, Shu Xing

    2016-03-01

    The aim of this research was to improve our understanding of how ploidy level influences phenotype and gene expression in Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinensis). Haploid plants (2n = 10) was induced by 0.2% colchicine to produce diploid (2n = 20) and tetraploid plants (2n = 40). The aneuploid (2n = 24) was also obtained by hybridization between diploid plants as the female and tetraploid plants. The ploidy levels of all plants were identified through chromosome counts and flow cytometry. Leaves and petals became larger as the ploidy level increased from haploid to diploid, and from aneuploid to tetraploid. Similarly, expression of ARGOS was regulated by genome size, increasing in parallel with the level of ploidy. Among the four ploidy types, expression was stronger in the floral buds than in the leaves. Expression by ASY1 also differed according to ploidy level, being highest in diploid plants, followed in order by tetraploids. Expression was similar between haploids and aneuploids at two stages-prior to and after meiosis-but was higher in the haploids during meiosis. When buds were compared within the same ploidy type at different stages, ASY1 expression was obviously higher during meiosis than either before or after. Our study demonstrated the generation and phenotype of a ploidy Chinese cabbage series derived from one haploid. Expression of genes ARGOS and ASY1 were modulated by genome size in this ploidy series, and the regulated patterns of the two genes was different. PMID:27162487

  16. Crib Card Use During Tests: Helpful or a Crutch?

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    Funk, Steven C.; Dickson, K. Laurie

    2011-01-01

    The authors experimentally investigated the effect of crib cards on exam performance and student learning. Fifty-one students expected to use their prepared crib cards during an exam. However, they first completed an unexpected pretest without their crib card. Students performed significantly worse on the pretest than on identical questions when…

  17. 19 CFR 112.42 - Application for identification card.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Application for identification card. 112.42 Section 112.42 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY CARRIERS, CARTMEN, AND LIGHTERMEN Identification Cards § 112.42 Application for identification card. An application for...

  18. 8 CFR 1212.6 - Border crossing identification cards.

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    2010-01-01

    ... October 1, 2002, the non-biometric border crossing card portion of the document is not valid after that... contained on the card matches the appropriate biometric characteristic of the alien. (ii) The bearer of a... combined B-1/B-2 visitor visa and non-biometric border crossing identification card or (a similar stamp...

  19. 22 CFR 50.9 - Card of identity.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Card of identity. 50.9 Section 50.9 Foreign... of United States Nationality of a Person Abroad § 50.9 Card of identity. When authorized by the Department, consular offices or designated nationality examiners may issue a card of identity for travel...

  20. CarD: a new RNA polymerase modulator in mycobacteria.

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    Stallings, Christina L; Glickman, Michael S

    2011-01-01

    Mycobacteria CarD is an essential RNAP binding protein that regulates many transcripts including rRNA. This article will review our present state of knowledge regarding CarD and compare the known functions of CarD with other RNAP binding proteins in E. coli, emphasizing how this information can guide future investigations.

  1. A Comparison of Card-sorting Analysis Methods

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    Nawaz, Ather

    2012-01-01

    This study investigates how the choice of analysis method for card sorting studies affects the suggested information structure for websites. In the card sorting technique, a variety of methods are used to analyse the resulting data. The analysis of card sorting data helps user experience (UX...

  2. AS-i Steri tehas alustab tööd juba lähipäevil / Ulvar Käärt

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    Käärt, Ulvar, 1982-

    2007-01-01

    Keskkonnaminister Jaanus Tamkivi andis AS-ile Steri kiirgustegevusloa. Samas otsustas minister edasi kaevata AS Steri omanike kasuks tehtud Tallinna halduskohtu otsuse. Lisa: Steriliseerimine AS-i Steri tehases

  3. Hubungan Status Gizi Bayi dengan Pemberian ASI Ekslusif, Tingkat Pendidikan Ibu dan Status Ekonomi Keluarga di Wilayah Kerja Puskesmas Padang Pasir

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    Aisyah Nilakesuma; Yusri Dianne Jurnalis; Selfi Renita Rusjdi

    2015-01-01

    AbstrakStatus gizi merupakan salah satu tolak ukur untuk menilai perkembangan kesehatan bayi. Banyak faktor yang dapat mempengaruhi status gizi seorang bayi, diantaranya pemberian ASI ekslusif, tingkat pendidikan ibu dan status ekonomi keluarga. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk melihat hubungan antara status gizi bayi dengan pemberian ASI ekslusif, tingkat pendidikan ibu dan status ekonomi keluarga. Telah dilakukan penelitian Cross Sectional Analytic di wilayah kerja Puskesmas Padang Pasir....

  4. The control of the film stress of Cat-CVD a-Si films and its impact on explosive crystallization induced by flash lamp annealing

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    Catalytic chemical vapor deposition (Cat-CVD) can produce amorphous silicon (a-Si) films with low film stress, in general, compared to plasma-enhanced CVD, and is thus suited for the preparation of precursor a-Si films for thick poly-Si films applied for solar cells. The stress of a-Si films is known to sometimes play an important role for the crystallization of a-Si films and resulting grain size of polycrystalline Si (poly-Si) films formed. I investigate the impact of the stress of Cat-CVD a-Si films on the mechanism of explosive crystallization (EC) induced by flash lamp annealing (FLA). The stress of Cat-CVD a-Si films can be controlled by changing the temperatures of substrates and/or a catalyzing wire during film deposition. Cat-CVD a-Si films with tensile stress (~ 200 MPa) can be deposited as well as films with compressive stress. The enlargement of grain size is observed in a part of flash-lamp-crystallized (FLC) poly-Si films formed from Cat-CVD films with tensile stress compared to those with compressive stress, which might be an indication of a certain degree of impact of film stress on poly-Si formation. The grain size is, however, much smaller than that of FLC poly-Si films formed from electron-beam- (EB-) evaporated a-Si films with similar tensile stress. This fact may indicate the existence of other critical determinants of EC mechanism

  5. Verification of the Addiction Severity Index Japanese Version (ASI-J) as a Treatment-Customization, Prediction, and Comparison Tool for Alcohol-Dependent Individuals

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    Susumu Higuchi; Toru Ishikawa; Masanobu Murayama; Masaru Murakami; Mitsuru Hasegawa; Kenji Yanbe; Aro Ino; Aihide Yoshino; Yoshihiro Suzuki; Satoru Saito; Eiichi Senoo; Yasukazu Ogai; Ayako Haraguchi; Kazutaka Ikeda

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To demonstrate the usefulness of the Addiction Severity Index Japanese Version (ASI-J) in Japanese alcohol-dependent individuals. The ASI is a frequently used clinical and research instrument that measures severities in seven functional domains in people with substance abuse disorders. Methods: A total of 370 male inpatients with a history of alcohol dependence participated in the study. Forty-nine participants were excluded in the final analysis due to lack of reliability (i.e., p...

  6. Managing the backscatter component from the robotic arm of an a-Si EPID

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    Full text: Backscatter from the robotic arm mechanism of an a-Si EPID in IMRT images was examined. Images corrected with a conventional flood field (FF) containing a backscatter component (BSC) from the robotic ann were compared with a BSC-free FF. A Yarian 21 EX linac (6 MV, 18 MV) was used. All images were acquired with two aS500 EPIDs, one R-arm and one E-arm. The BSC of an EPID image is the ratio of an image acquired with the EPID attached to the arm then detaching the arm from the EPID and acquiring the same image. A range of square field sizes from 2.5 x 2.5 cm to 27.5 x 27.5 cm were acquired and the BSC analyzed. The BSC of the FFs were also measured. A series of IMRT fields were acquired. Each field was corrected with a conventional FF and compared with a BSC-free FF. Figure I shows the magnitude of the BSC from each arm in the inplane for a 6x beam. Square fields above 16 x l6 cm (R-arm) and lO x 10 cm (E-arm) benefited from a conventional FF as it tended to cancel out the BSC in the acquired square field. The opposite was observed for smaller field sizes. A gamma analysis of the IMRT fields showed a FF correction containing a BSC reduces the effect of the arm in the final image. IMRT EPID images using conventional FFs have been shown to be less affected by backscatter from the robotic arm compared to BSC-free flood fields. (author)

  7. Artist Trading Cards: Connecting with Other Communities

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    Bovio, Deborah

    2011-01-01

    Creating and exchanging Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) has been a rapidly growing trend. These miniature works of art are fun to make--and even more fun to share. The intrigue of developing these handmade treasures begins with the intent of creating art simply for the love of art. In this article, the author describes how her students made their…

  8. Inexpensive Data Acquisition with a Sound Card

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    Hassan, Umer; Pervaiz, Saad; Anwar, Muhammad Sabieh

    2011-01-01

    Signal generators, oscilloscopes, and data acquisition (DAQ) systems are standard components of the modern experimental physics laboratory. The sound card, a built-in component in the ubiquitous personal computer, can be utilized for all three of these tasks and offers an attractive option for labs in developing countries such as…

  9. Melting Metal on a Playing Card

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    Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr.

    2016-01-01

    Many of us are familiar with the demonstration of boiling water in a paper cup held over a candle or a Bunsen burner; the ignition temperature of paper is above the temperature of 100°C at which water boils under standard conditions. A more dramatic demonstration is melting tin held in a playing card. This illustration is from Tissandier's book on…

  10. Looking at Debit and Credit Card Fraud

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    Porkess, Roger; Mason, Stephen

    2012-01-01

    This article, written jointly by a mathematician and a barrister, looks at some of the statistical issues raised by court cases based on fraud involving chip and PIN cards. It provides examples and insights that statistics teachers should find helpful. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)

  11. Christmas Card Arrives 93 Years Late

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    马加芬

    2008-01-01

    A postcard featuring a color drawing of Santa Claus and a young girl was mailed in 1914, but its jour- ney was slower than Christmas. It just arrived in northwest Kansas. The Christmas card was dated Dec. 23, 1914, and mailed to Ethel Martin of Oberlin, apparently from her cousins in Alma, Neb.

  12. One ID Card for the Entire Campus.

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    Ridenour, David P.; Ferguson, Linda M.

    1986-01-01

    The implementation by Indiana State University of a machine-readable photo ID system for their food services prompted an investigation into the available alternatives and requirements for a more efficient all-University ID card system. The new ID system is described. (AUTHOR/MLW)

  13. Integration through a Card-Sort Activity

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    Green, Kris; Ricca, Bernard P.

    2015-01-01

    Learning to compute integrals via the various techniques of integration (e.g., integration by parts, partial fractions, etc.) is difficult for many students. Here, we look at how students in a college level Calculus II course develop the ability to categorize integrals and the difficulties they encounter using a card sort-resort activity. Analysis…

  14. Optical security features for plastic card documents

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    Hossick Schott, Joachim

    1998-04-01

    Print-on-demand is currently a major trend in the production of paper based documents. This fully digital production philosophy will likely have ramifications also for the secure identification document market. Here, plastic cards increasingly replace traditionally paper based security sensitive documents such as drivers licenses and passports. The information content of plastic cards can be made highly secure by using chip cards. However, printed and other optical security features will continue to play an important role, both for machine readable and visual inspection. Therefore, on-demand high resolution print technologies, laser engraving, luminescent pigments and laminated features such as holograms, kinegrams or phase gratings will have to be considered for the production of secure identification documents. Very important are also basic optical, surface and material durability properties of the laminates as well as the strength and nature of the adhesion between the layers. This presentation will address some of the specific problems encountered when optical security features such as high resolution printing and laser engraving are to be integrated in the on-demand production of secure plastic card identification documents.

  15. Insuficiencia cardíaca y diabetes

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    Jorge Thierer

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La prevalencia de la insuficiencia cardíaca y la diabetes continúa creciendo. Ambas están fuertemente asociadas. La diabetes es un fuerte predictor de aparición de insuficiencia cardíaca. Las razones son la presencia de enfermedad coronaria y los trastornos metabólicos vinculados con la resistencia a la insulina que generan disfunción contráctil. Los pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca que son diabéticos tienen peor evolución. Los Betabloqueantes, vasodilatadores y los inhibidores de la enzima convertidora ejercen una influencia favorable, en tanto que el uso de glitazonas todavía es controversial. La insuficiencia cardíaca puede a su vez generar diabetes, debido a la activación del sistema nervioso simpático y al efecto del tratamiento. La comprensión adecuada de estos hechos es fundamental para tomar decisiones correctas y mejorar la suerte de los pacientes.

  16. Business Card Recognition System Based on Digital Image Processing

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    Wu Xue

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Computer automatic understanding of document images becomes an increasingly hot issue in digital image processing and pattern recognition field, in which business card recognition system is a hot topic. The paper develops business card recognition software with good application prospects. It mainly has the functions including image acquisition, pretreatment, card recognition and extraction, business card tilt correction, positive and negative matching of business card, business card storage and retrieval. The paper proposes two new algorithms, one is to use digital image region labeling and automation for realizing automatic recognition and extraction of single business card, the other is to use pixel area interpolation method for tilt correction. The results prove that the two algorithms have wider applicability. They not only can use digital image region labeling and automation for form recognition, but also can use pixel area interpolation method for circumvolving in any angle.

  17. RISK MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION OF FRAUD IN CARD TRANSACTIONS

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Credit institutions issuing and accepting cards have responsibility for identifying, evaluating and mitigation fraud and activities with potentially risk. Risk management is necessary to avoid losses that may occur both directly through fraud and indirectly through loss of customer confidence regarding safety card operations. The risk management in cards activities aims to identifying those events which by their appearance would produce adverse effects on the activity, possible generating financial loss and find solutions to avoid them and reduce their effect.Credit card fraud refers to any situation where a person deliberately uses: card obtained through illegal methods, a counterfeit card, a valid card code, in order to obtain cash, goods or undue services.

  18. Le boom du raffinage en Asie du Sud-Est Refinery Boom in Southeast Asia

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    Gruson J. F.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Le marché pétrolier connaît en Asie un développement rapide, principalement dans la zone non OCDE, qui représente aujourd'hui plus de 15 % de la consommation pétrolière mondiale. La croissance économique attendue dans ces pays devrait porter cette part à plus de 25 % d'ici 2010, soit une hausse de la demande de 5,4% par an, principalement dans le secteur des transports. Les investissements qui en découlent pour l'industrie du raffinage régionale sont très élevés (des évaluations les chiffrent à près de 140 milliards de dollars, d'autant plus que la protection de l'environnement commence à prendre une importance significative. Dès lors, le défit majeur de ces pays sera d'assurer les financements nécessaires pour augmenter la capacité de raffinage (un quasi-doublement et l'adapter au poids croissant de l'essence et des distillats moyens dans la demande. La participation d'opérateurs privés apparaît essentielle, mais dépendra fortement du redressement des marges de raffinage et de la réalité de l'ouverture des marchés pétroliers nationaux annoncée par les pouvoirs publics. The Asia demand for oil is increasing dramatically, particularly in the non OECD countries, which represent, today more than 15% of the word oil market. The expected economic growth in these areas should contribute to a rise in oil demand by about 5. 4 per year and hence to a significant increase of this share to 25% in 2010; virtually a large part of this evolution will come from the transportation sector. The proceeding investments of the regional, refining industry are very high (some evaluations come to around 140 billions of dollars, all the more the protection of the environment takes an increasing significant place. Accordingly the most important challenge to be taken up by these countries will be to mobilize long term fundings to develop and adapt the capabilities of the refineries to meet the growth of gasoline and gasoil demand. The

  19. Hepatotoxicity associated with the ingestion of Centella asiatica Hepatotoxicidad asociada al consumo de Centella asiática

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    Full Text Available Background: hepatotoxicity due to herbal remedies is being increasingly recognized. Centella asiatica (Centella asiatica Linn Urban is commercialized for multiple conditions. Its active principles are pentacyclic triterpenic saponosides (asiaticoside, madecassoside. Clinical case studies: we present three women (61, 52 and 49 years old who developed jaundice after taking Centella asiatica for 30, 20 and 60 days. Respective laboratory tests: ALT: 1193, 1694 and 324 U/L; ALP: 503, 472 and 484 U/L; bilirubin: 4.23, 19.89 and 3.9 mg/dl. The first patient also had ASMA 1/160 and AMA 1/320. Respective pathological diagnoses: granulomatous hepatitis with marked necrosis and apoptosis; chronic hepatitis with cirrhotic transformation and intense necroinflammatory activity, and granulomatous hepatitis. All patients improved with Centella asiatica discontinuation, and ursodeoxycholic acid 10 mg/kg/day. The first patient took Centella asiatica again, with recurrence of the damage. The second one had taken this herb a year before. Conclusions: many plants synthesize hepatotoxic compounds. Germander, Skullcap and Glycyrrhizin contain di- or triterpenic active principles, which can produce hepatic injury by promoting apoptosis and altering cell membranes. We hypothesize that these mechanisms may have resulted in injuries associated with Centella asiatica. The presence of autoantibodies and granulomas also favors an immune-mediated mechanism. Ursodeoxycholic acid has anti-apoptotic properties, but we cannot rule out that Centella asiatica discontinuation alone may have resulted in patient improvement.Introducción: la hepatotoxicidad por hierbas medicinales es reconocida cada vez más frecuentemente. Centella asiática (Centella asiatica Linn Urban es comercializada para múltiples afecciones. Sus principios activos son saponósidos pentacíclicos triterpénicos (asiaticósido, madecasósido. Casos clínicos: presentamos 3 mujeres (61, 52 y 49 años que

  20. Structure and Kinematics Analysis of a Novel 3-RPR Parallel Mechanism%一种新型3-RPR并联机构及其运动学分析

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    刘延斌; 韩秀英; 郭志佳; 贾新杰

    2011-01-01

    A novel 3-RPR parallel mechanism was proposed,that can realize two-dimensional translations along Y,Z-axis and rotation about X-axis.Based on screw theory,the principles in accordance with which the parallel mechanism realized the above 3-DOF motions were analyzed,the mobility of the parallel mechanism was calculated,and the drive input joints were chosen and discussed,the motion singularity was analyzed and the parameter design conditions were presented to decrease motion singularity.By means of multi-body system kinematics theory,the kinematics equations of the parallel mechanism were set up,the forward and inverse position kinematics solutions were discussed and validated using numerical simulation.Finally,the workspace of the parallel mechanism was analyzed.The 3-RPR parallel mechanism replenishes 2T1R parallel mechanism family,whose three branches are uniform,and structure is semi-symmetric and simpler,and the parallel mechanism can be applied in the fields of industrial assembly robots,posture adjusters,parallel machine tools,work platforms.%提出了一种能实现沿Y、Z轴平移和绕X轴转动的3-RPR型三自由度并联机构,运用螺旋理论分析了该并联机构实现二维平移和一维转动的机构学原理,计算了机构自由度,进行了驱动输入选取与论证,并进行了奇异分析,提出了减少奇异的参数设计条件,运用多体系统运动学理论建立了运动学模型,研究了运动学正反求解,并进行了数值仿真验证,最后分析了机构的工作空间。该并联机构是一种支链完全相同的半对称并联机构,结构较为简单,是对2T1R并联机构的重要补充,可应用于工业装配机器人、姿态调节器、并联机床、工作台等领域。

  1. Verification of the Addiction Severity Index Japanese Version (ASI-J as a Treatment-Customization, Prediction, and Comparison Tool for Alcohol-Dependent Individuals

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    Susumu Higuchi

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To demonstrate the usefulness of the Addiction Severity Index Japanese Version (ASI-J in Japanese alcohol-dependent individuals. The ASI is a frequently used clinical and research instrument that measures severities in seven functional domains in people with substance abuse disorders. Methods: A total of 370 male inpatients with a history of alcohol dependence participated in the study. Forty-nine participants were excluded in the final analysis due to lack of reliability (i.e., patient misrepresentation or inability to understand. We used the ASI-J and a series of indexes that determined patient states during and post-treatment. Results: The correlations between ASI Composite Scores (CSs, which were calculated through a weighted formula and indicated the severity of each problem area, were significant but low in eight relations and not significant in 13 relations, indicating substantial independence of the problem areas. Significant differences were found in Family/Social CSs between abstinent and relapsed alcohol-dependent individuals. The questions of undesirable attitude were significantly related to the CSs of Employment, Drug use, Family/Social, and Psychiatric sections. Significant differences were observed in patient demographics, CS, and ASI Severity Rating (SR and interviewer’s subjective scoring between alcohol-dependent individuals and drug abusers. CSs in Japanese alcohol-dependent individuals were generally similar to corresponding CSs in individuals from other countries, with the exception of The Netherlands. Conclusions: This study demonstrated that the ASI-J is useful for understanding individual profiles of problems for each patient and planning customized treatment. The ASI-J served as a predictive tool for relapse and compliance to treatment afterward and was shown to be useful as a comparison tool in clarifying similarities and differences between substance abuser groups.

  2. PENGARUH SUPLEMENTASI ZINC SULFAT DAN BISKUIT TERHADAP KONSENTRASI ZINC RAMBUT BALITA (PROGRAM MP ASI BISKUIT DI KERTOSONO JAWA TIMUR

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    Indah Budiastutik

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Nganjuk was included in 7districts with highest malnutrition in East Java. Prevalence index of weight/age was 4.80%, height/age was 17.40% and weight/height was > 20% (Riskesdas, 2008. In 2009 malnourished under five children was 715. Objective of this research was analyzing the effect of zinc supplement and biscuit MP-ASI for the nutritional status and hair zinc concentration for under five children. Methods: conducted in the working area community health center Kertosono, Nganjuk regency, East Java. Sample of research was children 12-60 months who have Zinc hair concentration < 150 Jig/Kg that was divided into two groups. Total subject was 26 under five children that divided into two groups. One was treatment group who received biscuit MP-ASI and zinc syrup and the other was control group who received biscuit MP-ASI and placebo syrup. Each group was collected by simple random sampling. Results: There were significant differences of body weight in the treatment group and control group before and after research,using paired t-test (p = 0.000. There were significant differences of body height in the treatment group and control group before and after research, using paired t test (p = 0.000. There were significant differences of category hair zinc concentration in the treatment group before and after research with Me Nemar Test (p = 0.031. Conclusion: Supplementation can increase the body weight and body height both of two groups, but nutrition status in the treatment group increased  highly than in the control  group. Hair zinc concentration in the treatment group increased highly than in the control group.   Key words: Malnutrition, zinc sulfate, biscuit Complementary feeding, levels of hair zinc

  3. Enhancing Privacy for Biometric Identification Cards

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    Balanoiu, Paul

    2010-01-01

    Most developed countries have started the implementation of biometric electronic identification cards, especially passports. The European Union and the United States of America struggle to introduce and standardize these electronic documents. Due to the personal nature of the biometric elements used for the generation of these cards, privacy issues were raised on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, leading to civilian protests and concerns. The lack of transparency from the public authorities responsible with the implementation of such identification systems, and the poor technological approaches chosen by these authorities, are the main reasons for the negative popularity of the new identification methods. The following article shows an approach that provides all the benefits of modern technological advances in the fields of biometrics and cryptography, without sacrificing the privacy of those that will be the beneficiaries of the new system.

  4. Calling Card Analysis in Budding Yeast.

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    Mayhew, David; Mitra, Robi D

    2016-02-01

    Calling card analysis is a high-throughput method for identifying the genomic binding sites of multiple transcription factors in a single experiment in budding yeast. By tagging a DNA-binding protein with a targeting domain that directs the insertion of the Ty5 retrotransposon, the genomic binding sites for that transcription factor are marked. The transposition locations are then identified en masse by Illumina sequencing. The calling card protocol allows for simultaneous analysis of multiple transcription factors. By cloning barcodes into the Ty5 transposon, it is possible to pair a unique barcode with every transcription factor in the experiment. The method presented here uses expression of transcription factors from their native loci; however, it can also be altered to measure binding sites of transcription factors overexpressed from a plasmid. PMID:26832687

  5. The topology of card transaction money flows

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    Zanin, Massimiliano; Papo, David; Romance, Miguel; Criado, Regino; Moral, Santiago

    2016-11-01

    Money flow models are essential tools to understand different economical phenomena, like saving propensities and wealth distributions. In spite of their importance, most of them are based on synthetic transaction networks with simple topologies, e.g. random or scale-free ones, as the characterisation of real networks is made difficult by the confidentiality and sensitivity of money transaction data. Here, we present an analysis of the topology created by real credit card transactions from one of the biggest world banks, and show how different distributions, e.g. number of transactions per card or amount, have nontrivial characteristics. We further describe a stochastic model to create transactions data sets, feeding from the obtained distributions, which will allow researchers to create more realistic money flow models.

  6. Enhancing Privacy for Biometric Identification Cards

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    Full Text Available Most developed countries have started the implementation of biometric electronic identification cards, especially passports. The European Union and the United States of America struggle to introduce and standardize these electronic documents. Due to the personal nature of the biometric elements used for the generation of these cards, privacy issues were raised on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, leading to civilian protests and concerns. The lack of transparency from the public authorities responsible with the implementation of such identification systems, and the poor technological approaches chosen by these authorities, are the main reasons for the negative popularity of the new identification methods. The following article shows an approach that provides all the benefits of modern technological advances in the fields of biometrics and cryptography, without sacrificing the privacy of those that will be the beneficiaries of the new system

  7. SISTEM PENCATATAN KEHADIRAN BERBASIS JAVA CARD

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    Lidya Octarina

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The purposes of this research are to prevent jockey in exams, reduce the occurrence of error in attendance record at practicum or exams, and reduce error in filling students' attendance status to the attendance system. Three main parts of software development method are used; analysis, design, and literature method. Current system survey, analysis of the survey findings, identify the information, and identifying system requirements are implemented in analysis method. The design method that is used in this research is Unified Modeling Language (UML. The using of attendance recording system that uses Java Card-based application makes students identity card has a new function as the tool to make attendance. Conclusion of the research has shown that it can prevent identity fraud, minimize the time wasted in attendance system, reduce the printing paper, and reduce tagging errors eligibility status exam of students.

  8. Dual Resolution Images from Paired Fingerprint Cards

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    NIST Dual Resolution Images from Paired Fingerprint Cards (PC database for purchase)   NIST Special Database 30 is being distributed for use in development and testing of fingerprint compression and fingerprint matching systems. The database allows the user to develop and evaluate data compression algorithms for fingerprint images scanned at both 19.7 ppmm (500 dpi) and 39.4 ppmm (1000 dpi). The data consist of 36 ten-print paired cards with both the rolled and plain images scanned at 19.7 and 39.4 pixels per mm. A newer version of the compression/decompression software on the CDROM can be found at the website http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/nigos.cfm as part of the NBIS package.

  9. Damage production in low-energy Au and Si irradiation of a-Si: Influence of projectile mass

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    Koster, M

    2003-01-01

    Using molecular-dynamics computer simulation, we study the processes occurring in a-Si after irradiation with a projectile with energy E sub 0<=500 eV. By comparing Au and Si impact, we can study the effects of high and low deposited energy density. We find that damage production (creation of over- and under-coordinated Si atoms) and recoil implantation are strongly enhanced under Au impact. This effect can be traced back to the creation of an elastic collision spike for Au impact.

  10. Controle e progresso temporal da ferrugem asiática da soja sob controle alternativo em campo

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    R.M. Mesquini; K.R.F. Schwan-Estrada; R.A. Vieira; J.F. Nascimento

    2011-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o controle e o progresso temporal da ferrugem asiática da soja, causada por Phakopsora pachyrhizi, sob manejo com tratamentos alternativos. Para isso, implementou-se um ensaio em delineamento de blocos completos com tratamentos ao acaso, com 4 repetições, em Itambé-PR, durante a safra 2007/2008. Os tratamentos alternativos foram: biomassa cítrica, extrato bruto e óleo essencial de Eucalyptus citriodora e grãos de kefir. Avaliou-se também o controle químic...

  11. La crisis asiática: sus impactos regionales, globales y en américa latina.

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    Estay Reyno, Jaime

    2011-01-01

    En el presente artículo, haremos un breve recuento de algunos de los procesos y de los debates que han estado vinculados a la crisis asiática, centrando la atención en los efectos de dicha crisis sobre las economías del Este de Asia y sobre el conjunto de la economía mundial, para terminar revisando su impacto presente y previsible en las economías latinoamericanas y algunas de las interrogantes que de todo ello se desprenden.

  12. Sarcoidosis cardíaca: trasplante cardíaco y recidiva de la enfermedad

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    César A. Belziti

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENLa sarcoidosis cardíaca es una enfermedad granulomatosa multisistémica de causa desconocida.El compromiso aislado del corazón es poco frecuente y el pronóstico se correlacionacon el grado de afectación de este órgano. El tratamiento inmunosupresor y el trasplantecardíaco han demostrado que prolongan la sobrevida; no obstante, existen comunicacionesde recidiva de la enfermedad en el órgano implantado. En esta presentación se describe uncaso de recidiva de sarcoidosis cardíaca en un paciente con miocardiopatía dilatada coninsuficiencia cardíaca avanzada, sometido a un trasplante cardíaco y en quien el diagnósticode sarcoidosis cardíaca se estableció por el estudio anatomopatológico del corazón explantado.La evolución clínica fue favorable a pesar de la recidiva de la sarcoidosis en el órgano implantado.REV ARGENT CARDIOL 2010;78:358-360.

  13. The topology of card transaction money flows

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    Zanin, Massimiliano; Papo, David; Romance, Miguel; Criado, Regino; Moral, Santiago

    2016-01-01

    Money flow models are essential tools to understand different economical phenomena, like saving propensities and wealth distributions. In spite of their importance, most of them are based on synthetic transaction networks with simple topologies, e.g. random or scale-free ones, as the characterisation of real networks is made difficult by the confidentiality and sensitivity of money transaction data. Here we present an analysis of the topology created by real credit card transactions from one ...

  14. THE CARD - CURRENCY WITH AND WITHOUT CASH

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    Nicoara Mihaela

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Use by individuals and businesses resulting in reduced cash cards in circulation, the corresponding increase in transfer payments and payments accounts also limit exchange risks and make effective use of currency. As a result, we have the effect of reducing cash in circulation. These advantages are also available for businesses and for banks and leads to favorable effects on import-export business. Following this, banks can diversify our products, so to meet customers' new products.

  15. MCNP6 Fission Multiplicity with FMULT Card

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    Wilcox, Trevor [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Fensin, Michael Lorne [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hendricks, John S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; James, Michael R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; McKinney, Gregg W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-18

    With the merger of MCNPX and MCNP5 into MCNP6, MCNP6 now provides all the capabilities of both codes allowing the user to access all the fission multiplicity data sets. Detailed in this paper is: (1) the new FMULT card capabilities for accessing these different data sets; (2) benchmark calculations, as compared to experiment, detailing the results of selecting these separate data sets for thermal neutron induced fission on U-235.

  16. Repeated extraction of DNA from FTA cards

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    Stangegaard, Michael; Ferrero, Laura; Børsting, Claus;

    2011-01-01

    Extraction of DNA using magnetic bead based techniques on automated DNA extraction instruments provides a fast, reliable and reproducible method for DNA extraction from various matrices. However, the yield of extracted DNA from FTA-cards is typically low. Here, we demonstrate that it is possible...... to repeatedly extract DNA from the processed FTA-disk. The method increases the yield from the nanogram range to the microgram range....

  17. Towards a general purpose identity card

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    Vossaert, Jan; Verhaeghe, Pieter; Decker, Bart; Naessens, Vincent

    2010-01-01

    Many countries are currently designing or even rolling out electronic identity cards. Simultaneously, eID applications are developed. In many cases, the eID technology is initially integrated in governmental applications. Thereafter, the technology is adopted by other domains (i.e. the financial sector, eHealth services, social networking, corporate environments, .). However, security, privacy, performance and/or scalability restrictions in current eID architectures may constrain the enormous...

  18. Credit card securitization and regulatory arbitrage

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    Charles W. Calomiris; Joseph R. Mason

    2003-01-01

    This paper explores the motivations and desirability of off-balance-sheet financing of credit card receivables by banks. We explore three related issues: the degree to which securitizations result in the transfer of risk out of the originating bank, the extent to which securitization permits banks to economize on capital by avoiding regulatory minimum capital requirements, and whether banks' avoidance of minimum capital regulation through securitization with implicit recourse has been undesir...

  19. Repeated extraction of DNA from FTA cards

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    Stangegaard, Michael; Ferrero, Laura; Børsting, Claus; Frank-Hansen, Rune; Hansen, Anders Johannes; Morling, Niels

    2011-01-01

    Extraction of DNA using magnetic bead based techniques on automated DNA extraction instruments provides a fast, reliable and reproducible method for DNA extraction from various matrices. However, the yield of extracted DNA from FTA-cards is typically low. Here, we demonstrate that it is possible to repeatedly extract DNA from the processed FTA-disk. The method increases the yield from the nanogram range to the microgram range.

  20. Some security strategies for smart cards

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    Ros, F [Gemalto, St Cyr en Val, BP 6021, 45060 Orlans Cedex (France); Harba, R [LESI, Polytech' Orlans-LESI, 12 rue de Blois, 45067 Orleans Cedex 2 (France)

    2007-07-15

    This paper details current developments at Gemalto in the field of security. It focuses on two different security processes for ID cards. The first one consists in adding observable security features in the ID image to allow quick visual verification and serves mainly to detect counterfeit attempts. The second consists in watermarking ID images during the pre personalization step by a secret key stored in the chip. The interest of the different approaches is demonstrated with several real ID images.

  1. Card, Internet and mobile payments in Finland

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    Jyrkönen, Hanna; Paunonen, Heli

    2004-01-01

    Retail payment methods are in a stage of rapid development. New service providers and technological developments enable new payment services through a variety of channels. Payment solutions are being developed based eg on the Internet and on mobile phones. Presumably, the use of paper-based payment instruments will decrease further in the future thanks to electronification in the retail payment area. In this paper we focus on card payments in Finland and certain other countries. We also look ...

  2. Implement Security using smart card on Cloud

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    Amish Kumar Aman

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Cloud is a concept of accessing the data from theirown datacenters such that the chances ofeavesdropping have been reduced and storage costis reduced. Here in this paper we are giving a briefsurvey of various cloud based techniqueimplemented so far. Although there are varioustechniques implemented so far for the cloudcomputing but here we are giving a survey of notonly cloud based techniques but also the concept ofsmart cards for the authentication between onecloud to another cloud.

  3. One smart card, one less car

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    Fenton, B.

    2003-06-30

    A system of car-sharing in Bremen, Germany, a membership-based structure of car-sharing that gives members access to a network of cars stationed throughout the city on a pay-per-trip basis, and without the hassles of car ownership, is discussed. The car-sharing scheme is combined with the city's transit system by means of a smart card that serves both as a pass for the city's transit system and as an electronic key to the cars in the car-sharing system. Future plans include to use the card also as a method of payment for taxis, and organizers are also working with the municipal government to get support for having car-sharing included in the city's official plan. At present, car-sharing stations are simply reserved parking spots for one or more cars, however, future stations are envisaged to include parking for up to five cars, a computer to book cars, direct access to keys using the smart card, parking for bicycles, and information about car-sharing stations, bus, trams, as well as bike and walking routes. Similar, if somewhat more modest, car-sharing schemes are also available in several cities in Canada, including Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

  4. LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?

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    Silagadze, Z K

    2010-01-01

    The model of Nielsen and Ninomiya claims that "the SSC (Superconducting Supercollider) were stopped by the US Congress due to the backward causation from the big amounts of Higgs particles, which it would have produced, if it had been allowed to run". They also proposed to play a card game and if the "close LHC" card is drawn (with probability $\\sim 10^{-6}$), really close LHC on the eve of Higgs particle discovery to avoid more severe bad luck. Crazy? Probably. But paraphrasing Salvador Dali, if you believe that you and me are smarter in physics than Nielsen and Ninomiya, don't read this article, just go right on in your blissful idiocy. Therefore, I will try to make sense of backward causation. It turns out that not only the backward causation makes perfect sense in some models of possible reality, but that Nielsen and Ninomiya really have a chance to close LHC by a card game. The only thing they need is to be smart enough to manage to develop their theory up to the level of brilliance beginning from which ...

  5. Memory of Quark Matter Card Game

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    Csörgő, J; Csörgő, T

    2013-01-01

    Scientists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, BNL) recently discovered, that the hottest known form of matter is not a gas, but acts like a fluid. Furthermore, this fluid of quarks expands and flows much more perfectly than water or any other well known fluid. This aspect of the RHIC discovery can be introduced even to primary levels of physics education, noting that the usual solid to liquid to gas sequence of phase transitions now are known to be followed by a transition to a nearly perfect fluid, a liquid of quarks, at the largest temperatures made by humans. The educational games described herein were invented by middle school students, members of a Science Club in Hungary. The games were invented for their entertainment, the educational applications in teaching high energy particle and nuclear physics to laypersons are quite unexpected but most welcomed. This manuscript describes games with a deck of cards called Quark Matter cards, where each card represents an elementary particle. The games ...

  6. 22 CFR 41.32 - Nonresident alien Mexican border crossing identification cards; combined border crossing...

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    2010-04-01

    ..., 1998, shall consist of a card, Form DSP-150, containing a machine-readable biometric identifier. It..., biometric identifier in the card is required in order for the card to be usable for entry. (c) Revocation. A... identification cards; combined border crossing identification cards and B-1/B-2 visitor visas. 41.32 Section...

  7. Guest Editorial: Card sort methodology: An objective measure in rehabilitation research

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    Haitham Jahrami, PhD

    2012-01-01

    Card sort clinical tests such as the Wisconsin Card Sort Test and Activity Card Sort are well known in several clinical practices, including psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, and learning disabilities. However, card sort methodology is less famous as a research methodology. This editorial attempts to shed light on the novelty of the card sort methodology and its relevance to rehabilitation research.

  8. Quantum key distribution using card, base station and trusted authority

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    Nordholt, Jane Elizabeth; Hughes, Richard John; Newell, Raymond Thorson; Peterson, Charles Glen; Rosenberg, Danna; McCabe, Kevin Peter; Tyagi, Kush T; Dallman, Nicholas

    2015-04-07

    Techniques and tools for quantum key distribution ("QKD") between a quantum communication ("QC") card, base station and trusted authority are described herein. In example implementations, a QC card contains a miniaturized QC transmitter and couples with a base station. The base station provides a network connection with the trusted authority and can also provide electric power to the QC card. When coupled to the base station, after authentication by the trusted authority, the QC card acquires keys through QKD with a trusted authority. The keys can be used to set up secure communication, for authentication, for access control, or for other purposes. The QC card can be implemented as part of a smart phone or other mobile computing device, or the QC card can be used as a fillgun for distribution of the keys.

  9. Credit card spending limit and personal finance: system dynamics approach

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    Mirjana Pejić Bach

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Credit cards have become one of the major ways for conducting cashless transactions. However, they have a long term impact on the well being of their owner through the debt generated by credit card usage. Credit card issuers approve high credit limits to credit card owners, thereby influencing their credit burden. A system dynamics model has been used to model behavior of a credit card owner in different scenarios according to the size of a credit limit. Experiments with the model demonstrated that a higher credit limit approved on the credit card decreases the budget available for spending in the long run. This is a contribution toward the evaluation of action for credit limit control based on their consequences.

  10. Jefferson Lab's Trim Card II

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    Trent Allison; Sarin Philip; C. Higgins; Edward Martin; William Merz

    2005-05-01

    Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) uses Trim Card I power supplies to drive approximately 1900 correction magnets. These trim cards have had a long and illustrious service record. However, some of the employed technology is now obsolete, making it difficult to maintain the system and retain adequate spares. The Trim Card II is being developed to act as a transparent replacement for its aging predecessor. A modular approach has been taken in its development to facilitate the substitution of sections for future improvements and maintenance. The resulting design has been divided into a motherboard and 7 daughter cards which has also allowed for parallel development. The Trim Card II utilizes modern technologies such as a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and a microprocessor to embed trim card controls and diagnostics. These reprogrammable devices also provide the versatility to incorporate future requirements.

  11. RPR和TPPA联合检测在梅毒首诊病人中的应用%The application of combined detection by RPR and TPPA methods in early diagnosis syphilis patients

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    杨建琼; 杨曦

    2012-01-01

    目的 了解RPR和TPPA在梅毒早期诊断中的检测意义.方法 收集门诊血清标本3210份,快速血浆反应素环状卡片试验(RPR)和梅毒螺旋体明胶颗粒凝集试验(TPPA)检测.结果 收集的3210份标本中,RPR阳性263例,阳性率为8.2%;TPPA阳性为345例,阳性率为10.7%.263例RPR阳性的标本中,有6例为TPPA阴性;345例TPPA阳性的标本中,87例为RPR阴性,进行随访有27例 RPR转为阳性.结论 RPR与TPPA联合检测在梅毒的早期断中具有非常重要的诊断价值,单一试验的筛查具有局限性.易导致早期梅毒误诊和漏诊.RPR和TPPA联合检测对于减具有十分重要的意义.

  12. Absorption enhancement in thin film a-Si solar cells with double-sided SiO2 particle layers

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    陈乐; 王庆康; 沈向前; 陈文; 黄堃; 刘代明

    2015-01-01

    Light absorption enhancement is very important for improving the power conversion efficiency of a thin film a-Si solar cell. In this paper, a thin-film a-Si solar cell model with double-sided SiO2 particle layers is designed, and then the underlying mechanism of absorption enhancement is investigated by finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulation;finally the feasible experimental scheme for preparing the SiO2 particle layer is discussed. It is found that the top and bottom SiO2 particle layers play an important role in anti-reflection and light trapping, respectively. The light absorption of the cell with double-sided SiO2 layers greatly increases in a wavelength range of 300 nm–800 nm, and the ultimate efficiency increases more than 22%compared with that of the flat device. The cell model with double-sided SiO2 particle layers reported here can be used in varieties of thin film solar cells to further improve their performances.

  13. Absorption enhancement in thin film a-Si solar cells with double-sided SiO2 particle layers

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    Chen, Le; Wang, Qing-Kang; Shen, Xiang-Qian; Chen, Wen; Huang, Kun; Liu, Dai-Ming

    2015-10-01

    Light absorption enhancement is very important for improving the power conversion efficiency of a thin film a-Si solar cell. In this paper, a thin-film a-Si solar cell model with double-sided SiO2 particle layers is designed, and then the underlying mechanism of absorption enhancement is investigated by finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulation; finally the feasible experimental scheme for preparing the SiO2 particle layer is discussed. It is found that the top and bottom SiO2 particle layers play an important role in anti-reflection and light trapping, respectively. The light absorption of the cell with double-sided SiO2 layers greatly increases in a wavelength range of 300 nm-800 nm, and the ultimate efficiency increases more than 22% compared with that of the flat device. The cell model with double-sided SiO2 particle layers reported here can be used in varieties of thin film solar cells to further improve their performances. Project supported by the National High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2011AA050518), the University Research Program of Guangxi Education Department, China (Grant No. LX2014288), and the Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China (Grant No. 2013GXNSBA019014).

  14. Pricing Debit Card Payment Services; An IO Approach

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    Alexander F. Tieman; Wilko Bolt

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents a theoretical framework for analyzing pricing structures in debit card schemes featuring cardholders, retailers, their respective banks, and a network routing switch. The network routing switch controls the electronic debit card network and is jointly owned by the banks. In setting its prices, it needs to consider getting both consumers and retailers to participate in the market. In this two-sided market for debit cards, we show that the "double-monopolistic" network routi...

  15. Biometrics and ID Cards — Enablers for Personal Security

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    Reisen, Andreas

    The electronic ID card is a modernization and security project of the German Government. On the one hand, the multifunctional card is intended to boost security and the convenience of e-government and e-business applications. On the other hand, the new biometric ID card should allow citizens to use it as a travel document in the Schengen area and for specific destinations outside the European Union also in the future.

  16. Clinical evaluation of the Vitek Neisseria-Haemophilus Identification card.

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    Janda, W M; Malloy, P J; Schreckenberger, P C

    1987-01-01

    A clinical evaluation of the Vitek Neisseria-Haemophilus Identification (NHI) card (Vitek Systems, Inc., Hazelwood, Mo.) was performed with 480 clinical isolates and stock strains of Neisseria spp., Haemophilus spp., and other fastidious microorganisms included in the data base of the system. Identifications obtained with the NHI card were compared with those determined by conventional methods. The card identified 83.2% of 244 Neisseria spp. and Branhamella catarrhalis, 54.9% of 164 Haemophil...

  17. Users Authentication and Privacy control of RFID Card

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    Adeyemi, Ikuesan R.; Ithnin, Norafida Bt.

    2012-01-01

    Security and Privacy concerns in Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology particularly RFID Card, is a wide research area which have attracted researchers for over a decade. Authenticating users at the Card end of the RFID technology constitutes one of the major sources of attacks on the system. In this research, we studied the various known attacks and mitigation available. We proposed a conceptual framework that that can be used to mitigate the unauthorized use of RFID Card. This co...

  18. Concretization and animation of Finite Automata with c-cards

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    Valente, Andrea

    2004-01-01

    to classes of 10 to 12 years old, and in general to students with a limited mathematical background. Our approach builds on {\\em computational cards} (or c-cards), a project aiming at scaling-down the learning complexity of computer science core contents, by presenting symbol manipulation via a t......-cards is given and its educational implication discussed: the mapping provides a mean to concretize and animate automata. The algorithm works with both deterministic and non-deterministic finite automata....

  19. Answer Card Identification Method Based on Pattern Recognition Technology

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    Xu Jing; Zhang Kun Fang

    2016-01-01

    The traditional answer card reading method using OMR (Optical Mark Reader), most commonly, OMR special card special use, less versatile, high cost, aiming at the existing problems proposed a method based on pattern recognition of the answer card identification method. Using the method based on Line Segment Detector to detect the tilt of the image, the existence of tilt image rotation correction, and eventually achieve positioning and detection of answers to the answer sheet .Pattern recogniti...

  20. Generation and Analysis of Card9-Deficient Mice

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    Groß, Olaf

    2010-01-01

    Fungal infections are increasing worldwide with the dramatic rise in immunodeficiencies including AIDS. However, the immune responses to such infections remain poorly understood. Dectin-1 is the major mammalian pattern recognition receptor for fungal cell wall components. In this work, Card9 was identified as a key transducer of Dectin-1 signaling. Card9 controls Dectin-1 mediated myeloid cell activation, cytokine production and innate anti-fungal immunity. Card9 couples to Bcl10 and regulate...

  1. Mathematical card magic fifty-two new effects

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    Mulcahy, Colm

    2013-01-01

    Mathematical card effects offer both beginning and experienced magicians an opportunity to entertain with a minimum of props. Featuring mostly original creations, Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects presents an entertaining look at new mathematically based card tricks. Each chapter contains four card effects, generally starting with simple applications of a particular mathematical principle and ending with more complex ones. Practice a handful of the introductory effects and, in no time, you'll establish your reputation as a ""mathemagician."" Delve a little deeper into each chapter

  2. The problems of using credit card and some possible solutions

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    付佶

    2012-01-01

      The credit card was first used in the 1920s,in the United States,and it has increased steadily. It becomes a worldwide payment method. The credit card provides two basic benefits. The first one is It provides the convenient to the holders for the credit card owners can carry a card instead of a large sum of cash. Moreover,the card-holders are able to purchase some products with this kind of card for it allows the owners to borrow money from bank at some future cost.(Sha Yang 2006)However,because of the imperfect of credit card system(Yingjiu Li 2005), unrealistic optimism in consumer credit card adoption(Sha yang 2006)and APR Trap (Steve Sildon2008),all of these problems cause lots of problems for cardholders. This presentation will consider about the three problems which will bring the trouble to the consumers,and then it will focus on some possible solutions to address these problems for individual users. Finally,the presentation will present some way to make money with credit card.

  3. Volume of Requests for Internet Medicare Replacement Cards

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    Social Security Administration — This dataset provides monthly volumes at the national level from federal fiscal year 2008 onwards for Internet Medicare Replacement Card. The dataset includes only...

  4. Determinants of debit cards acceptance: An empirical investigation

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    Ismail, Shafinar; Bakri, Mohamed Hariri; Zulkepli, Jafri; Adnan, Azimah; Azizi, Amsyar

    2014-12-01

    These days, most of the Malaysians realize that the consumption of debit card will help them to reduce the household debt. Thus, it is important to analyse the acceptance of debit cards for further enhancement and expanding its market share in Malaysia. In addition, there is lacked of research being conducted on the determinants affecting the acceptance of debit cards among Malaysians. Thus, the study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the acceptance of debit cards. This study focuses on payment methods, consumer attitude, and safety of debit card in acceptance of debit cards. Questionnaires were distributed to the 300 respondents. The sampling procedure adopted was stratified random sampling. The data obtained were analysed using SPSS 20.0 which involves scale reliability, descriptive and regression analysis. The result indicates that payment methods, consumer attitude and safety are the determinants of debit cards acceptance. Safety is the best predictor as most of the customers are confidents to use debit cards because of the security being developed around these debit card transactions. The analyses presented in this study can be used by policymakers and managers as a guide to promote banking products and services. The findings achieved in this study will be of interest for practitioners and academics concerned with developments of the Malaysian banking industry.

  5. Determinants of debit cards acceptance: An empirical investigation

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    Ismail, Shafinar; Adnan, Azimah; Azizi, Amsyar [Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka 75300 (Malaysia); Bakri, Mohamed Hariri [Faculty of Technology Management And Technopreneurship, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia, Melaka 76100 (Malaysia); Zulkepli, Jafri [Faculty of Quantitative Science, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok Kedah (Malaysia)

    2014-12-04

    These days, most of the Malaysians realize that the consumption of debit card will help them to reduce the household debt. Thus, it is important to analyse the acceptance of debit cards for further enhancement and expanding its market share in Malaysia. In addition, there is lacked of research being conducted on the determinants affecting the acceptance of debit cards among Malaysians. Thus, the study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the acceptance of debit cards. This study focuses on payment methods, consumer attitude, and safety of debit card in acceptance of debit cards. Questionnaires were distributed to the 300 respondents. The sampling procedure adopted was stratified random sampling. The data obtained were analysed using SPSS 20.0 which involves scale reliability, descriptive and regression analysis. The result indicates that payment methods, consumer attitude and safety are the determinants of debit cards acceptance. Safety is the best predictor as most of the customers are confidents to use debit cards because of the security being developed around these debit card transactions. The analyses presented in this study can be used by policymakers and managers as a guide to promote banking products and services. The findings achieved in this study will be of interest for practitioners and academics concerned with developments of the Malaysian banking industry.

  6. A recoverable stress testing algorithm for compression and encryption cards

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    Bao-jun ZHANG; Xue-zeng PAN; Jie-bing WANG; Ling-di PING

    2008-01-01

    This study proposes a recoverable stress testing algorithm (RSTA) for such special devices as compression/decom-pression card and encryption/decryption card. It uses a chaos function to generate a random sequence, and then, according to the random sequence, generates an effective command sequence. The dispatch of command obeys a special schedule strategy we designed for such devices, I.e., the commands are sent according to the command sequence, and the complete commands are put in a buffer for further result check. RSTA is used to test the HIFN compression acceleration card SAICHI- 1000. Test results show that RSTA can make the card work continuously and adequately.

  7. Determinants of debit cards acceptance: An empirical investigation

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    These days, most of the Malaysians realize that the consumption of debit card will help them to reduce the household debt. Thus, it is important to analyse the acceptance of debit cards for further enhancement and expanding its market share in Malaysia. In addition, there is lacked of research being conducted on the determinants affecting the acceptance of debit cards among Malaysians. Thus, the study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the acceptance of debit cards. This study focuses on payment methods, consumer attitude, and safety of debit card in acceptance of debit cards. Questionnaires were distributed to the 300 respondents. The sampling procedure adopted was stratified random sampling. The data obtained were analysed using SPSS 20.0 which involves scale reliability, descriptive and regression analysis. The result indicates that payment methods, consumer attitude and safety are the determinants of debit cards acceptance. Safety is the best predictor as most of the customers are confidents to use debit cards because of the security being developed around these debit card transactions. The analyses presented in this study can be used by policymakers and managers as a guide to promote banking products and services. The findings achieved in this study will be of interest for practitioners and academics concerned with developments of the Malaysian banking industry

  8. Ultra-thin SiN{sub x} in superlattice via nitridation of a-Si in-situ hot wire chemical vapor deposition

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    Rai, Dharmendra Kumar; Solanki, Chetan Singh; Balasubramaniam, K.R., E-mail: bala.kavaipatti@gmail.com

    2014-08-28

    The fabrication of ultra-thin SiN{sub x} (< 2 nm) is a necessary step in third generation photovoltaics, memory, or light-emitting diode applications. Using the low temperature, cheap, scaleable synthesis technique of hot-wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD) for this purpose poses many challenges. Here, an approach of fabricating ultra thin SiN{sub x} of thickness ∼ 1.9 nm in a superlattice (SL) structure via nitridation of a-Si layers in-situ HWCVD at 250 °C is reported. Quantum well SL and quantum dot (QD) SL films are realized, wherein SiN{sub x} layers are formed by nitriding a-Si. Both these films investigated by Raman spectroscopy and high resolution transmission electron microscopy, reveal the formation of ultra-thin SiN{sub x} in a SL structure with a-Si, accompanied by sharp interfaces. In addition, annealing of the SL structures, results in QDs of crystalline Si in the a-Si layers, maintaining the SiN{sub x} layer as well as the sharp interface between the SiN{sub x} and a-Si layers of the as-deposited SL structure. - Highlights: • Ultra thin SiN{sub x} is fabricated by hot wire chemical vapor deposition. • SiN{sub x} layer of thickness ∼ 1.9 nm is formed via nitridation of a-Si layer at 250 °C. • Ultra thin SiN{sub x} layers are realized in superlattice films of quantum wells and quantum dots.

  9. Caquexia cardíaca Cardiac cachexia

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    Alberto Miján

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available La insuficiencia cardíaca de carácter crónico (ICC, en especial si afecta al corazón derecho, ocasiona con frecuencia malnutrición. Si esta es grave y se unen otros componentes, puede producirse caquexia cardíaca. Esta se asocia a mayor morbilidad y menor supervivencia de los pacientes que la padecen. Las causas de la caquexia cardíaca son diversas, en general asociadas a mantener balance energético negativo, surgiendo cada vez mayor evidencia que apoya un origen multifactorial de la misma. Entre otros, factores neurohormonales, inflamatorios, inmunológicos y metabólicos se superponen en el paciente con ICC, pudiendo producir afectación y deterioro de diversos órganos o sistemas, incluyendo la caquexia cardíaca. Esta puede definirse de diversos modos que, en general, concretan una reducción de peso en un tiempo definido o de estructuras corporales, ya que esta entidad afecta tanto a la masa magra o celular activa, como a los tejidos adiposo y óseo "osteoporosis. De todos ellos, el deterioro más acusado puede observarse en el tejido muscular esquelético, tanto a nivel estructural como funcional, no quedando exento el corazón de su afectación. Respecto del tratamiento, este debe basarse en la evidencia científica disponible. La valoración del estado nutricional de todo paciente con ICC es obligada, debiendo intervenir nutricionalmente ante MEP o riesgo de desarrollarla. En esta situación, mas si existe caquexia cardíaca, es necesaria una modificación de la dieta oral en energía y calidad de la misma, debiendo valorar la indicación de nutrición artificial específica complementaria o alternativa. Asimismo, cada vez adquiere mayor fuerza causal el papel beneficioso del ejercicio físico moderado, así como de la modulación por determinados fármacos de las alteraciones metabólicas e inflamatorias observadas en la caquexia cardíaca, que incluyen una respuesta favorable a nivel funcional y estructural del paciente con ICC

  10. Jalons pour une anthropologie de l’éthique entrepreneuriale en Asie du Sud-Est Groundwork for an Anthropology of Entrepreneurial Ethics in South-East Asia

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    Ghislaine Gallenga; Jérôme Soldani

    2013-01-01

    L’éthique entrepreneuriale est une notion largement mobilisée dans le milieu des affaires et des entreprises en Asie du Sud-Est où elle est présentée le plus souvent comme un ensemble de préceptes moraux, idéologiques ou religieux que les acteurs locaux rassemblent sous le vocable « valeurs asiatiques ». L’objet de cette introduction est de replacer ces valeurs dans le contexte de l’entreprise à partir de quelques travaux fondateurs de ce sujet en Asie du Sud-Est. Nous verrons que le plus sou...

  11. CERN Access Cards and Access Authorisations

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    2003-01-01

    From the 01/05/2003, all problems relating to access cards and refusal of access to any zone, building or experiment within CERN must be addressed to the Centrale de Surveillance des Accès (CSA building 120) on 78877 or send an e-mail to Access.Surveillance@cern.ch. The responsibles for CERN access control have put into place a procedure with the CSA, Service Enregistrement and the Technical Control Room, to make sure that all problems get resolved in a proper and timely manner.

  12. Mated Fingerprint Card Pairs 2 (MFCP2)

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    NIST Mated Fingerprint Card Pairs 2 (MFCP2) (PC database for purchase)   NIST Special Database 14 is being distributed for use in development and testing of automated fingerprint classification and matching systems on a set of images which approximate a natural horizontal distribution of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) fingerprint classes. A newer version of the compression/decompression software on the CDROM can be found at the website http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/nigos.cfm as part of the NBIS package.

  13. Influence of standardized maternal diagnosis and treatment on the changes of RPR results of newborns with congenital syphilis%母婴规范诊治对先天性梅毒患儿 RPR转变影响的临床研究

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    夏兴海; 黄慧华

    2014-01-01

    Objectives:To investigate the influence of standardized maternal diagnosis and treatment on the RPR results of newborns with congenital syphilis.Method:We studied the clinical information of 72 gravidae with syphilis and their newborn babies,and divided them into group A (the standardized group)and group B (the un-standardized group).Then we compared the pregnancy outcomes of gravidae,the rapid plasma reagin test (RPR) positive rates and clinical presentations of newborns,and observed the changes of RPR results.Results:The term delivery rate (92.5%)and neonatal RPR positive rate (55.0%)in group A were significantly higher that those in group B (P<0.05),while the incidence of skin damage,pathological jaundice and other clinical symptoms of group B were significantly higher than those in group A (P<0.05).As for group A,shorter time was taken for the RPR results to turn from positive to negative after the treatment,and all RPR became negative after 12 -month treatment.Conclusion:Standardized diagnosis and treatment for gravidae with syphilis was helpful to reduce the in-cidence of neonatal congenital syphilis and to decrease the time taken for the RPR results to turn negative.%目的:研究母婴规范诊治对于先天性梅毒患儿RPR转变的影响。方法:对我院收治的72例梅毒孕妇及所产新生儿的临床资料进行分析,按照孕妇梅毒诊治是否规范将新生儿分为A组(规范诊治组)和B组(非规范诊治组),比较两组孕妇的妊娠结局及新生儿快速血浆反应素环状卡片试验(RPR)阳性率,比较两组新生儿的临床表现,观察两组患儿的RPR的转变情况。结果:A组孕妇的足月分娩率(92.5%)、新生儿的RPR阳性率(55.0%)与B组相比,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);B组新生儿,出现皮肤损伤、病理性黄疸等临床症状的比率明显高于A组,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05);经治疗后A组患儿的

  14. The new star of cable TV: smart cards.

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    Watson, S

    1994-05-01

    Cable television viewers in New York are tuning in to an unusual new ad campaign for health care smart cards. Berdy Medical Systems Inc. of Rochelle Park, N.J., is running the ads in the hopes that card-carrying consumers will press their physicians and hospitals to jump on the automation bandwagon and buy electronic records software. PMID:10141195

  15. 77 FR 75410 - Request for Information Regarding Credit Card Market

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    2012-12-20

    ... for consumers who do not have prime credit scores? (e) Has the CARD Act impacted the safety and... PROTECTION Request for Information Regarding Credit Card Market AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for information. SUMMARY: Section 502(a) of the Credit...

  16. 31 CFR 8.25 - Renewal of enrollment card.

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    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Renewal of enrollment card. 8.25 Section 8.25 Money and Finance: Treasury Office of the Secretary of the Treasury PRACTICE BEFORE THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS Enrollment Procedures § 8.25 Renewal of enrollment card. (a) Period of renewal. An enrolled practitioner...

  17. 48 CFR 2913.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Governmentwide commercial purchase card. 2913.301 Section 2913.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ACQUISITION PLANNING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES Simplified Acquisition Methods 2913.301 Governmentwide commercial purchase card. (a)...

  18. Students Beat the Queue and Produce Their Own Library Cards

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    Lockton, Laurence

    2006-01-01

    In the past, it took the library staff of the University of Bath in United Kingdom around two weeks each autumn to produce cards for the main intake of its undergraduates. In this article, the author describes how he transformed the school's traditional library card production into a low-cost self-service system. He also describes how the new…

  19. Procurement Cards Pave the Way to Efficient Purchasing.

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    Enos, Eileen D.

    1999-01-01

    As educators battle restricted budgets, inflation, and enrollment changes, strategic sourcing management is replacing traditional transaction-based procurement. Procurement-card programs, allowing organizations to use credit cards for small purchases or low-value items, save time and enhance controls over merchants, credit limits, issuance limits,…

  20. 8 CFR 212.6 - Border crossing identification cards.

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    ... valid on or after October 1, 2002, the non-biometric border crossing card portion of the document is not... biometric identifier contained on the card matches the appropriate biometric characteristic of the alien... 22 CFR 41.122, a Form DSP-150 or combined B-1/B-2 visitor visa and non-biometric border...

  1. IR Cards: Inquiry-Based Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy

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    Bennett, Jacqueline; Forster, Tabetha

    2010-01-01

    As infrared spectroscopy (IR) is frequently used in undergraduate organic chemistry courses, an inductive introduction to IR spectroscopy that uses index cards printed with spectra, structures, and chemical names is described. Groups of students are given an alphabetized deck of these "IR cards" to sort into functional groups. The students then…

  2. CARD15 gene and the classification of Crohn's disease

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    Murillo, L; Crusius, JBA; van Bodegraven, AA; Alizadeh, BZ; Pena, AS

    2002-01-01

    An insertion mutation at nucleotide 3020 (3020insC) in the CARD15 gene, originally reported as NOD2, has been strongly associated with Crohn's disease. The CARD15 G2722C missense mutation was also shown to be associated with this disease. We studied 130 Dutch Crohn's disease patients, with a median

  3. Designing minimum data sets of health smart card system

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    Mohtaram Nematollahi

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Nowadays different countries benefit from health system based on health cards and projects related to smart cards. Lack of facilities which cover this technology is obvious in our society. This paper aims to design Minimum Data Sets of Health Smart Card System for Iran. Method: This research was an applied descriptive study. At first, we reviewed the same projects and guidelines of selected countries and the proposed model was designed in accordance to the country’s needs, taking people’s attitude about it by Delphi technique. A data analysis in study stage of MDS(Minimum Data Sets of Health Smart Card in the selective countries was done by comparative tables and determination of similarities and differences of the MDS. In the stage of gaining credit for model, it was accomplished with descriptive statistics to the extent of absolute and relative frequency through SPSS (version 16. Results: MDS of Health Smart Card for Iran is presented in the patient’s card and health provider’s card on basisof studiesin America, Australia, Turkey and Belgium and needs of our country and after doing Delphi technique with 94 percent agreement confirmed. Conclusion: Minimum Data Sets of Health Smart Card provides continuous care for patients and communication among providers. So, it causes a decrease in the complications of threatening diseases. Collection of MDS of diseases increases the quality of care assessment

  4. Using Playing Cards to Simulate a Molecular Clock

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    Westerling, Karin E.

    2008-01-01

    Changes in DNA base-repair may serve as an indicator of the time elapsed since divergence from a common ancestor. DNA sequences can now be analyzed. The simulation presented in this article allows students to observe the accumulation of changes in a randomly mutating sequence of playing cards. The cards are analogous to DNA nucleotide or protein…

  5. Image-quality performance of an a-Si H-based X-ray imaging system for digital mammography

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    Darambara, D G; Speller, R D

    2002-01-01

    We have been investigating the potential of large area active matrix flat-panel a-Si : H imaging arrays for full-field digital X-ray mammography. To optimise the overall performance of such an imaging system under mammographic conditions, four different Gd sub 2 O sub 2 S : Tb phosphor screens (i.e. Lanex Fast-Back, Regular, Fine and MinR-2000) were employed and our full-field detector was integrated with the Feinfocus DIMA (Direct Magnification) PLUS MII mammographic unit. The spatial resolution and the image noise of the digital detector were measured and the X-ray imaging performance of the whole system was also evaluated with two mammographic phantoms. It was deduced from the results of this study that Regular screen offers the best compromise between sensitivity and spatial resolution and exhibits better overall image-quality performance than that of a conventional mammography system.

  6. Behavioral data of thin-film single junction amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaic modules under outdoor long term exposure.

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    Kichou, Sofiane; Silvestre, Santiago; Nofuentes, Gustavo; Torres-Ramírez, Miguel; Chouder, Aissa; Guasch, Daniel

    2016-06-01

    Four years׳ behavioral data of thin-film single junction amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaic (PV) modules installed in a relatively dry and sunny inland site with a Continental-Mediterranean climate (in the city of Jaén, Spain) are presented in this article. The shared data contributes to clarify how the Light Induced Degradation (LID) impacts the output power generated by the PV array, especially in the first days of exposure under outdoor conditions. Furthermore, a valuable methodology is provided in this data article permitting the assessment of the degradation rate and the stabilization period of the PV modules. Further discussions and interpretations concerning the data shared in this article can be found in the research paper "Characterization of degradation and evaluation of model parameters of amorphous silicon photovoltaic modules under outdoor long term exposure" (Kichou et al., 2016) [1].

  7. HUBUNGAN PEMBERIAN ASI PADA BAYI UMUR KURANG DARI 10 HARI DENGAN GEJALA POSTPARTUM BLUESDI KOTA BENGKULU TAHUN 2011

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    information, education and communication (IEC on the importance of breast­feeders alone since the first hour of birth to age 6 months in the mother on an ongoing basis from now on antenatal care, delivery, and postpartum by involving her husband and close family Key words: breast-feeders in infants age < 10 days, the symptoms of postpartum blues ABSTRAK Postpartum blues merupakan gangguan mental yang ringan pada ibu postpartum. Metode pemberian makanan bayi dapat berpengaruh secara timbal balik terhadap postpartum blues atau kesehatan mental ibu postpartum, dan gejala ini dapat menyebabkan tidak berhasilnya pemberian Air Susu lbu (ASI secara eksklusif. Hasil Riskesdas tahun 2010 di lndonesia pola menyusui pada bayi < 1 bulan 55,1% masih secara partial, dan di Propinsi Bengkulu tahun 2010 pemberian makanan prelakteaI52,9%. Prevalensi postpartum blues di beberapa negara antara 40-60% sedangkan kejadian postpartum blues di Bengkulu belum dilaporkan. Tujuan Penelitian: Untuk Mengetahui hubungan pemberian ASI pada bayi umur < 10 hari dengan gejala postpartum blues. Penelitian ini merupakan jenis penelitian observasional dengan rancangan cross sectional study Besar sampel berjumlah 97 ibu nifas dengan teknik accidental sampling. Analisis data yang digunakan adalah univariabel, bivariabel, dan multivariabel. Hasil: Analisis univariabel menemukan bahwa pemberian ASI pada bayi umur < 10 hari hampir sebagian bersifat partial breastfeeding (48,45%, dan hanya sebagian kecil yang full breastfeeding (19,59%, serta hampir sebagian ibu mengalami gejala postpartum blues (29,90%. Analisis bivaribel menunjukan bahwa Ada hubungan yang signifikan antara pemberian ASI pada bayi umur < 10 hari, paritas, dan dukungan sosial dengan gejala postpartum blues. Tetapi tidak ada hubungan antara jenis persalinan dengan gejala postpartum blues. Hasil analisis regresi logistitk menunjukan hubungan yang bermakna antara pola pemberian makanan dini pada bayi dengan gejala postpartum blues (OR = 4,47; 95% CI: 1

  8. Behavioral data of thin-film single junction amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaic modules under outdoor long term exposure.

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    Kichou, Sofiane; Silvestre, Santiago; Nofuentes, Gustavo; Torres-Ramírez, Miguel; Chouder, Aissa; Guasch, Daniel

    2016-06-01

    Four years׳ behavioral data of thin-film single junction amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaic (PV) modules installed in a relatively dry and sunny inland site with a Continental-Mediterranean climate (in the city of Jaén, Spain) are presented in this article. The shared data contributes to clarify how the Light Induced Degradation (LID) impacts the output power generated by the PV array, especially in the first days of exposure under outdoor conditions. Furthermore, a valuable methodology is provided in this data article permitting the assessment of the degradation rate and the stabilization period of the PV modules. Further discussions and interpretations concerning the data shared in this article can be found in the research paper "Characterization of degradation and evaluation of model parameters of amorphous silicon photovoltaic modules under outdoor long term exposure" (Kichou et al., 2016) [1]. PMID:26977439

  9. Mobile Broadcast DRM Based on User Identity Card

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    Byung-Rae Lee

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available The current mobile broadcast systems do not provide efficient solution for consumption of service and content based on the user identity card such as a smartcard. This prevents users from consuming broadcast service and contents independent of a specific terminal (e.g., the one used for registration or purchase. To provide usage of broadcast services based on the user identity card, mutual authentication needs to be established among the service provider, the terminal, and the user identity card whenever the terminal is changed. The crucial element for this is assuring the service provider, the terminal, and the user identity card by authenticating each entity to the other entities. In this paper, we propose the new authentication scheme, which provides efficient scheme for three kinds of mutual authentications among the service provider, the terminal, and the user identity card. We also construct mobile broadcast DRM system based on the proposed authentication scheme for consumption of broadcast services with multiple terminals.

  10. New Medicare-approved prescription drug discount card.

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    James, John S

    2004-05-28

    Patients who are on Medicare and have income under 135% of Federal poverty level and are not on Medicaid probably should obtain one of the new Medicare discount cards that became available on June 1, 2004, because all these cards include $600 annual credit for prescription-drug purchases for persons within that income limit. Unfortunately this program is complex, no one yet knows how it will work in practice, and after choosing a card one is locked in and cannot change cards until November 15. The most difficult part of the choice of which card to get may involve how it interacts with other programs, including ADAP, and pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs. PMID:15241856

  11. Anonymous Card Shuffling and its Applications to Parallel Mixnets

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    Goodrich, Michael T

    2012-01-01

    We study the question of how to shuffle $n$ cards when faced with an opponent who knows the initial position of all the cards {\\em and} can track every card when permuted, {\\em except} when one takes $K< n$ cards at a time and shuffles them in a private buffer "behind your back," which we call {\\em buffer shuffling}. The problem arises naturally in the context of parallel mixnet servers as well as other security applications. Our analysis is based on related analyses of load-balancing processes. We include extensions to variations that involve corrupted servers and adversarially injected messages, which correspond to an opponent who can peek at some shuffles in the buffer and who can mark some number of the cards. In addition, our analysis makes novel use of a sum-of-squares metric for anonymity, which leads to improved performance bounds for parallel mixnets and can also be used to bound well-known existing anonymity measures.

  12. Application of Hidden Markov Model in Credit Card Fraud Detection

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    V. Bhusari

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In modern retail market environment, electronic commerce has rapidly gained a lot of attention and alsoprovides instantaneous transactions. In electronic commerce, credit card has become the most importantmeans of payment due to fast development in information technology around the world. As the usage ofcredit card increases in the last decade, rate of fraudulent practices is also increasing every year.Existing fraud detection system may not be so much capable to reduce fraud transaction rate.Improvement in fraud detection practices has become essential to maintain existence of payment system.In this paper, we show how Hidden Markov Model (HMM is used to detect credit card fraud transactionwith low false alarm. An HMM based system is initially studied spending profile of the card holder andfollowed by checking an incoming transaction against spending behavior of the card holder, if it is notaccepted by our proposed HMM with sufficient probability, then it would be a fraudulent transaction.

  13. PENGARUH PEMBERIAN AIR SUSU IBU (ASI, KONSUMSI ZAT GIZI, DAN KELENGKAPAN KARTU MENUJU SEHAT (KMS TERHADAP STATUS GIZI BAYI

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    Full Text Available 800x600 Normal 0 false false false IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} Breastfeeding, nutrition consumption, and completeness of healthy card (KMS are very crucial to support infant development. The objective of this research was to analyze the effect of breastfeeding, nutrition consumption, and completeness of healthy card to the nutritional status.  Sample of babies who breastfed and having KMS were taken from 50 babies aged around 4-12 months using a simple random sampling method. Pearson corelation, Spearman corelation, and backward linear regression were used to analyze data. Linear regression analysis between the length of breastfeeding (p0.05  the infant  nutritional status. The analysis also showed effect of weighing, immunization, and giving vitamin A to infant nutritional status. Keywords: breastfeeding, nutrient consumption, healthy card

  14. Young Generation Attitudes and Awareness Towards the Implementation of Smart Card in Bahrain: An Exploratory Study

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    Adel I. Al-Alawi

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available SmartCards are one of the latest additions to the continuing list of advancements and innovations in the world of information and communication technology. A SmartCard resembles in size and shape to a normal credit card or bank ATM card, with a microprocessor chip implanted into the plastic card. These cards are used not just as identity cards, like the earliest versions of such cards, but hold a relatively huge amount of editable information including the card holder's bank data, e-purse, finger print, health record, blood type, traffic and license details and other such vital information. The purpose of this study was to present a general overview of SmartCards, a brief history, features and applications of SmartCards and the introduction of SmartCards in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This study collects some information about the features and related issues regarding the SmartCards which are to be issued to the public. A total of 513 questionnaires were distributed to students of the University of Bahrain. The questions asked included questions to check the acceptance of the people to replace their current cards with a SmartCards and their awareness of the new National SmartCard in Bahrain. It also evaluates the efforts taken by the government to create awareness among the public about the usage and features of the SmartCards.

  15. The economics of payment card fee structure: policy considerations of payment card rewards

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    2008-01-01

    This paper considers possible public policies that could improve efficiency and welfare distribution in the U.S. retail payments industry. Mainly, four options, i) encouraging competition; ii) allowing merchants to surcharge; iii) regulating merchant fees; and iv) regulating payment card rewards, are discussed, but each option has advantages and disadvantages. Any single option may not achieve the policymakers' objective; rather, combining several policy options may be required. ; Also issued...

  16. The Donation-Payment Gift Card Concept: how to give twice with one card

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    Crane, R; Sornette, D

    2005-01-01

    Standard economic theory, starting with Adam Smith's invisible hand, holds that those who trade for their own selfish motives of maximizing their private preferences may contribute more to the public wealth than those who claim altruistic motives. Under restrictive conditions, this has been shown to result from a self-organizing mechanism acting at the global system level, which ensures that optimal allocation of resources derives from competition within the rule of law. In a nutshell, according to this view, being competitively selfish adds value for all. But to what degree can doing good add competitive value to products and services? We propose the creation of the Donation-Payment card as a solution to the legal and moral issues plaguing the emerging anonymous, direct-to-consumer, stored-value prepaid (SVP) card market. Our proposal to redirect millions of dollars whose status is in conflict not only improves society and empowers people, but also represents the best free-market solution to the SVP-Cards in...

  17. ACAA fly ash basics: quick reference card

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    Fly ash is a fine powdery material created when coal is burned to generate electricity. Before escaping into the environment via the utility stacks, the ash is collected and may be stored for beneficial uses or disposed of, if necessary. The use of fly ash provides environmental benefits, such as the conservation of natural resources, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and eliminating the needed for ash disposal in landfills. It is also a valuable mineral resource that is used in construction and manufacturing. Fly ash is used in the production of Portland cement, concrete, mortars and stuccos, manufactured aggregates along with various agricultural applications. As mineral filler, fly ash can be used for paints, shingles, carpet backing, plastics, metal castings and other purposes. This quick reference card is intended to provide the reader basic source, identification and composition, information specifically related to fly ash.

  18. The ProCard mobile banking system

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    Full Text Available The mobile banking involves the use of some mobile telecommunication devices (such phones or PDAs - Personal Digital Assistants in order to complete, in a secure manner, banking transactions (like payments, transfers, account information and so on. It doesn't matter where the user is physically located. Also, the hour when the services are requested is not important anymore, because, thanks to the internet banking, the offices are virtually opened 24 hours per day. The ProCard system represents a suite of applications used to perform mobile banking. It was intended to be a universal solution that allows EFT, Internet and mobile banking in a single package. No special software or hardware is required

  19. Authentications of Myanmar National Registration Card

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    Full Text Available The automatic identification system of Myanmar national registration card (NRC holder is presented in this paper. The proposed system can be handled the identification by the extracted low quality face image and fingerprint image from Myanmar NRC. Both of the facial recognition and fingerprint recognition system are developed for Myanmar citizenship confirmation. Age invariant face recognition algorithm is performed based on combination of DiaPCA (Diagonal principal Component Analysis and KNN (Kth nearest neighbor classifier approaches. An algorithm of the fingerprint recognition is proposed for recognition of the poor quality fingerprint image with fabric background.  Several experiments have been done for confirming the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

  20. Investigating customer racial discrimination in the secondary baseball card market.

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    Primm, Eric; Piquero, Nicole Leeper; Piquero, Alex R; Regoli, Robert M

    2011-01-01

    A growing body of literature in a variety of disciplines has appeared over the last 20 years examining customer racial bias in the secondary sports card market; however, consensus on the matter has yet to emerge. In this article, we explore the more subtle ways that a player's race/ethnicity may affect the value of his sports card including a player's skin tone (light- to dark-skinned). Data were obtained for 383 black, Latino, and white baseball players who had received at least one vote for induction into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame including their career performance statistics, rookie card price, card availability, Hall of Fame status, and skin tone. Findings indicate that card availability is the primary determinant of card value while a player's skin tone has no direct effect. Subsequent analysis demonstrates that a player's race (white/non-white) rather than skin tone did have an effect as it interacts with Hall of Fame status to influence his rookie card price. PMID:21337740

  1. Interaction between NOD2 and CARD9 involves the NOD2 NACHT and the linker region between the NOD2 CARDs and NACHT domain.

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    Parkhouse, Rhiannon; Boyle, Joseph P; Mayle, Sophie; Sawmynaden, Kovilen; Rittinger, Katrin; Monie, Tom P

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    NOD2 activation by muramyl dipeptide causes a proinflammatory immune response in which the adaptor protein CARD9 works synergistically with NOD2 to drive p38 and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signalling. To date the nature of the interaction between NOD2 and CARD9 remains undetermined. Here we show that this interaction is not mediated by the CARDs of NOD2 and CARD9 as previously suggested, but that NOD2 possesses two interaction sites for CARD9; one in the CARD-NACHT linker and one in the NACHT itself. PMID:24960071

  2. 6 CFR 37.25 - Renewal of REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards.

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    ... SECRETARY REAL ID DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Minimum Documentation, Verification, and Card Issuance Requirements § 37.25 Renewal of REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards. (a) In-person renewals. States must require holders of REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards to renew...

  3. 6 CFR 37.23 - Reissued REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards.

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    ... SECRETARY REAL ID DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Minimum Documentation, Verification, and Card Issuance Requirements § 37.23 Reissued REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards. (a) State... time a REAL ID driver's license or identification card is reissued, to ensure that the...

  4. 75 FR 47515 - Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other...

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    ... of the Secretary 32 CFR Part 161 RIN 0790-AI61 Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed... DoD ID cards. The ID cards shall be issued to uniformed service members, their dependents, and other... as follows: SUBCHAPTER F--SECURITY PART 161--IDENTIFICATION (ID) CARDS FOR MEMBERS OF THE...

  5. 6 CFR 37.21 - Temporary or limited-term driver's licenses and identification cards.

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    ... identification cards. 37.21 Section 37.21 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY REAL ID DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Minimum Documentation, Verification, and Card... may only issue a temporary or limited-term REAL ID driver's license or identification card to...

  6. The Cold Dark Matter Search test stand warm electronics card

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    Hines, Bruce; /Colorado U., Denver; Hansen, Sten; /Fermilab; Huber, Martin; /Colorado U., Denver; Kiper, Terry; /Fermilab; Rau, Wolfgang; /Queen' s U., Kingston; Saab, Tarek; /Florida U.; Seitz, Dennis; Sundqvist, Kyle; /UC, Berkeley; Mandic, Vuk; /Minnesota U.

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    A card which does the signal processing for four SQUID amplifiers and two charge sensitive channels is described. The card performs the same functions as is presently done with two custom 9U x 280mm Eurocard modules, a commercial multi-channel VME digitizer, a PCI to GPIB interface, a PCI to VME interface and a custom built linear power supply. By integrating these functions onto a single card and using the power over Ethernet standard, the infrastructure requirements for instrumenting a Cold Dark Matter Search (CDMS) detector test stand are significantly reduced.

  7. REMINDER PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF CERN (ACCESS) CARDS

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    The period of validity of CERN (access) cards not bearing an expiry date has been extended from 30 June to 31 December 2002 (see paragraph 17.4 of the Implementation Measures relating to Operational Circular n° 2). Holders of such cards are kindly requested to have their cards renewed either at the Users Office (in the case of Users) or at the Registration Service (all the others) from 1 August 2002 onwards.Relations with the Host States Service Tel. 72848

  8. REMINDER PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF CERN (ACCESS) CARDS

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    The period of validity of CERN (access) cards not bearing an expiry date has been extended from 30 June to 31 December 2002 (see paragraph 17.4 of the Implementation Measures relating to Operational Circular n° 2). Holders of such cards are kindly requested to have their cards renewed either at the Users Office (in the case of Users) or at the Registration Service (all the others) from 1 August 2002 onwards. Relations with the Host States Service http://www.cern.ch/relations/ Tel. 72848

  9. REMINDER - PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF CERN (ACCESS) CARDS

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    The period of validity of CERN (access) cards not bearing an expiry date has been extended from 30 June to 31 December 2002 (see paragraph 17.4 of the Implementation Measures relating to Operational Circular n° 2). Holders of such cards are kindly requested to have their cards renewed either at the Users Office (in the case of Users) or at the Registration Service (all the others) from 1 August 2002 onwards. Relations with the Host States Service http://www.cern.ch/relations/ Tel. 72848

  10. Deuton-M Magnetic Tapes and Sheets for Cards

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    Magnetic stripe is one of the major applications of magnetic materials. As a key component of the present card technologies magnetic stripes play reliable components for electronic data interchange in worldwide electronic payment systems such as financial cards, transit tickets and phone cards, etc. Magnetic stripes are available in various coercivity materials, widths, lengths, structures and colors with each types of transferable, lamination and pressure sensitive magnetic tapes of Deuton-M. Manufacturing process, structure and characteristics of Deuton-M magnetic tape and sheet are described.

  11. Plain and Rolled Images from Paired Fingerprint Cards

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    NIST Plain and Rolled Images from Paired Fingerprint Cards (PC database for purchase)   NIST Special Database 29 is being distributed for use in development and testing fingerprint matching systems. The data consist of 216 ten-print fingerprint card pairs with both the rolled and plains (from a bottom of the fingerprint card) scanned at 19.7 pixels per mm. A newer version of the compression/decompression software on the CDROM can be found at the website http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/nigos.cfm as part of the NBIS package.

  12. Mated Fingerprint Card Pairs (Volumes 1-5)

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    NIST Mated Fingerprint Card Pairs (Volumes 1-5) (PC database for purchase)   The NIST database of mated fingerprint card pairs (Special Database 9) consists of multiple volumes. Currently five volumes have been released. Each volume will be a 3-disk set with each CD-ROM containing 90 mated card pairs of segmented 8-bit gray scale fingerprint images (900 fingerprint image pairs per CD-ROM). A newer version of the compression/decompression software on the CDROM can be found at the website http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/nigos.cfm as part of the NBIS package.

  13. Characterization of ion-assisted induced absorption in A-Si thin-films used for multivariate optical computing

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    Nayak, Aditya B.; Price, James M.; Dai, Bin; Perkins, David; Chen, Ding Ding; Jones, Christopher M.

    2015-06-01

    Multivariate optical computing (MOC), an optical sensing technique for analog calculation, allows direct and robust measurement of chemical and physical properties of complex fluid samples in high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) downhole environments. The core of this MOC technology is the integrated computational element (ICE), an optical element with a wavelength-dependent transmission spectrum designed to allow the detector to respond sensitively and specifically to the analytes of interest. A key differentiator of this technology is it uses all of the information present in the broadband optical spectrum to determine the proportion of the analyte present in a complex fluid mixture. The detection methodology is photometric in nature; therefore, this technology does not require a spectrometer to measure and record a spectrum or a computer to perform calculations on the recorded optical spectrum. The integrated computational element is a thin-film optical element with a specific optical response function designed for each analyte. The optical response function is achieved by fabricating alternating layers of high-index (a-Si) and low-index (SiO2) thin films onto a transparent substrate (BK7 glass) using traditional thin-film manufacturing processes (e.g., ion-assisted e-beam vacuum deposition). A proprietary software and process are used to control the thickness and material properties, including the optical constants of the materials during deposition to achieve the desired optical response function. The ion-assisted deposition is useful for controlling the densification of the film, stoichiometry, and material optical constants as well as to achieve high deposition growth rates and moisture-stable films. However, the ion-source can induce undesirable absorption in the film; and subsequently, modify the optical constants of the material during the ramp-up and stabilization period of the e-gun and ion-source, respectively. This paper characterizes the unwanted

  14. Changes of the temperature coefficients of the characteristics which accompany degradation and recovery of a-Si solar cells; A-Si taiyo denchi no hikari (denryu) rekka oyobi kaifuku ni tomonau tokusei ondo keisu no henka

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    Yanagisawa, T.; Koyanagi, T.; Nakamura, K.; Takahisa, K.; Kojima, T. [electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan)

    1996-10-27

    Pursuant to the measuring of temperature dependency of the characteristics such as conversion efficiency, during the process of degradation in a-Si solar cells due to light and electric current and the process of recovery by annealing, this paper describes changes in temperature coefficients, correlation between the characteristic parameters and the degradation, and the results of the examination of their characteristics. The conversion efficiency {mu} degraded approximately by 45% of the initial value each by the irradiation under a light intensity with 3 SUN accelerated and by the infusion of current at 20mA/cm{sup 2}; and then, the efficiency recovered to 70-75% of the degradation by subsequent annealing. In addition, in the temperature dependency at 80{degree}C against at 20{degree}C, Isc slightly increased while Vcc greatly decreased. This slight increase in Isc was mainly due to the decrease in the width of the forbidden band, while the decrease in Vcc was due to the increase in the reverse saturation current. The temperature dependency of {mu}N was negative, becoming small in accordance with the degradation. The temperature dependency of FF/FFO was negative initially both in light and current, but it decreased with the degradation and turned to positive. The temperature coefficients of I-V parameters reversibly changed corresponding to the degradation and recovery of these parameters and stayed in a good correlation. 7 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  15. General purpose reloadable prepaid cards : penetration, use, fees and fraud risks

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    Hayashi, Fumiko; Cuddy, Emily

    2014-01-01

    Prepaid cards are the most rapidly growing payment instrument. General purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid cards, in particular, have gained considerable traction especially among the unbanked and underbanked. How these cards are used is now of acute interest to both policymakers, seeking to ensure broad access to electronic payment methods, consumer protection for prepaid cards, and payments system security, and to payment card industry participants, desiring to advance their product offerings ...

  16. Design and Implementation of a Collectable Trading Card Board Game and Game AI

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    Kristján Tryggvason 1986

    2015-01-01

    Both board games and collectible trading card games offer people an entertaining experience that requires formulating a strategy to win against an opponent. Trading card games, unlike board games, are traditionally played without using any kind of a board. However, by combining the two type of games we end up with a collectible card game with added strategic depth because of the complexities a two dimensional board adds. This allows the placement of cards and the card game gains new elements ...

  17. Kolonel Cristian Carde - tõeline klassik / Ingrid Randlaht

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    Randlaht, Ingrid

    2012-01-01

    Cristian Cardest, kes on Prantsuse Saumuri sõjaväelise kõrgema ratsakooli Cader Noir pearatsastaja olnud kaheksa aastat ning juhtinud ka Prantsusmaa aegade parimat koolisõidukoondist. Juunikuus Soomes Nummis toimunud Cristian Carde ratsakliinikust

  18. E-Payment Strategies of Bank Card Innovations

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    Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat,

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper is concerned with the business st rategy in managing pay ment innovations. Particularly, the study looks at the smart card - electronic cash (e-cash innovation in the financial service industry. The smart card e-cash has yet to overcome obstacles to its diffusion. Given the e-commerce opportunity, banks and non-banks compete to deploy smart card technology for Internet use. A revi ew of previous payment innovations is also carried out to provide suggesting direction on the innovation proliferation. The paper firstly examines the payment market on the whole (the global review. The subsequent section discusses the challenges in the e-payment world and the strategies to support the diffusion of the smart card innovations.

  19. Design of an MRI quadrature-data acquisition card

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    2006-01-01

    A design of a quadrature-data acquisition card based on peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus for mini-type magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system is reported. It uses two high speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) to sample the MRI signals and two static random access memories (SRAMs) to store the data which will be read to the computer by PCI bus after sampling. All the logic control signals on the card are generated by the field programmable gate array (FPGA). The software Foundation3.1 is used to design the FPGA and achieve useful result after simulating and implementing. The card has some merits that normal commercial cards do not have. For example, the sampling parameters can be varied according to different pulse sequences.

  20. Satisfaction with Service for Internet Medicare Replacement Cards

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    Social Security Administration — This dataset contains results of Internet Report Card iRequest Survey conducted by mail between April and June 2014 using a brief scannable “report card” style...

  1. Ethics pocket cards: an educational tool for busy clinicians.

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    Volpe, Rebecca L; Levi, Benjamin H; Blackhall, George F; Green, Michael J

    2014-01-01

    The adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is widely used in healthcare settings and can be applied to the work of institutional clinical ethics committees. The model of clinical ethics consultation, however, is inherently reactive: a crisis or question emerges, and ethics experts are called to help. In an effort to employ a proactive component to the model of clinical ethics consultation (as well as to standardize our educational interventions), we developed ethics pocket cards. The purpose of this article is to: (1) describe the rationale for using ethics pocket cards, (2) provide examples of our cards, and (3) begin a dialogue about the potential uses of ethics pocket cards. In doing so, we hope to explore how such portable, economical devices can advance the goals of ethics consultation as well as the educational aims of ethics committees.

  2. Health Care Implementation by Means of Smart Cards

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    Magdy E. Elhennawy

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Smart card technology is a reliable and proven solution that has had decades of use in various industries and is now making its mark on healthcare. It is portable, secure, and can hold health information. In this research, the smart card has been introduced in a new usage; it is used to control the referral process. It holds the control parameters that link between the referring entity and the referred entities. This leads to control the management of the claims in a timely and correct basis. The smart cards technology, in this research, have been used for: verifying citizen eligibility, registering recent citizen medical visits to family medical units as well as the corresponding visits to contracted providers besides the link between them, reporting, and facilitating claim management. Accordingly, the usage of smart cards in this way will add. The research allows remarkable improvements in the healthcare service provision.

  3. Secrets of a Flash Card-Carrying Teacher.

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    Hawkes, Mel

    1983-01-01

    Eight ways to use flash cards in mathematics instruction are described. These games and other gimmicks help increase students' concentration, build memory skills, sharpen thinking skills, and enliven drills. (PP)

  4. Forum: House of Cards: Analyzing "Making Skills Everyone's Business "

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    St. Clair, Ralf

    2015-01-01

    When policy is made in a particular area, not only does one have to decide what to do but why he/she is doing it. Any plan for action is like a house of cards. At the bottom, there are assumptions. They hold up the next layer, which is the definition of the problem. At the top is the response, what is to be done. If any of the lower cards is not…

  5. The card game 24 and its application to math education

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    Tong, Liping; Yang, Jie; Han, Xue; Velasquez, Loren

    2014-05-01

    The card game 24 is a mathematical game that traditionally engages elementary students to practice their mental computational skills. In this paper, we use probability to formulate and explore the game. We create score of difficulty level for solvable card combination set under various setup of game rules. Based on our findings, we create new playing rules and provide suggestions for different levels of players. Our results may serve as guidelines on introducing the game 24 into the practice of math education.

  6. Application of Hidden Markov Model in Credit Card Fraud Detection

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    V. Bhusari; Patil, S

    2011-01-01

    In modern retail market environment, electronic commerce has rapidly gained a lot of attention and alsoprovides instantaneous transactions. In electronic commerce, credit card has become the most importantmeans of payment due to fast development in information technology around the world. As the usage ofcredit card increases in the last decade, rate of fraudulent practices is also increasing every year.Existing fraud detection system may not be so much capable to reduce fraud transaction rate...

  7. Face Card: An Information-sharing Framework on Google Glass

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    Wang, Weiren; Park, Miseon; Fan, Yuanzhe; Starner, Thad; Abowd, Gregory D.

    2016-01-01

    Wearable devices such as Google Glass can provide an efficient way to get around users information. We present Face Card, a system builds on Google Glass to provide information-sharing service with around people. With a look at Google Glass, users can quickly get information of nearby and coming users. Utilizing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and proper user interface, Face Card demonstrates the potential of being an efficient information sharing system framework.

  8. Loyalty program of payment cards, solution based on DWH

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    Jersák, Pavel

    2010-01-01

    This diploma thesis is covering topics of customer's loyalty, loyalty programs in banking and mainly topic is loyalty programs of payment cards in banking industry. First theoretical parts is guiding us though concept of customer's loyalty in banking industry and is describing specifics of this loyalty compared to loyalty to sales businesses. Further, this thesis is trying to show opportunities to be used to support customer's loyalty in bank with participation of credit and debit cards. In t...

  9. Formal and Informal Regulations for Credit Card Payment Services

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    Guzin Gulsun Akin; Ahmet Faruk Aysan; Gültekin Gollu; Levent Yildiran

    2014-01-01

    The Turkish credit card market has recently undergone two important formal regulations: the interchange fee regulation in 2005 and the interest rate regulation in 2006. Banks started to charge annual fees to cardholders after the interest rate regulation, before which credit card ownership was costless. This practice sparked a widespread public outcry and legislative activity to control annual fees. Consumer unions vigorously called for regulations. They argued that in response to the fall in...

  10. Client-based CardSpace-Shibboleth Interoperation

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    Al-Sinani, Haitham; Mitchell, Chris J

    2012-01-01

    Whilst the growing number of identity management systems have the potential to reduce the threat of identity attacks, major deployment problems remain because of the lack of interoperability between such systems. In this paper we propose a simple, novel scheme to provide interoperability between two of the most widely discussed identity systems, namely CardSpace and Shibboleth. In this scheme, CardSpace users are able to obtain an assertion token from a Shibboleth-enabled identity provider...

  11. The Growth Potential of Debit Cards in Singapore

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    Heng, Deborah

    2010-01-01

    This paper starts by examining the evolution of the Singapore payments system from a historical perspective by reviewing the institutional evolution, as well as the development and adoption of some of the newest payment instruments. Two major trends in recent Singapore payment history are revealed, i.e. cash and check payments are being displaced by credit and debit card and other electronic mode of payments and usage of debit cards is seeing significant growth. From the literature revie...

  12. The adaptor molecule CARD9 is essential for tuberculosis control

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    Dorhoi, Anca; Desel, Christiane; Yeremeev, Vladimir; Pradl, Lydia; Brinkmann, Volker; Mollenkopf, Hans J; Hanke, Karin; Gross, Olaf; Ruland, Jürgen; Stefan H. E. Kaufmann

    2010-01-01

    The cross talk between host and pathogen starts with recognition of bacterial signatures through pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), which mobilize downstream signaling cascades. We investigated the role of the cytosolic adaptor caspase recruitment domain family, member 9 (CARD9) in tuberculosis. This adaptor was critical for full activation of innate immunity by converging signals downstream of multiple PRRs. Card9(-/-) mice succumbed early after aerosol infection, with higher mycobacteria...

  13. 2004 report card on climate change action

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    Coon, D. [Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB (Canada); Thorp, J. [Clean Water Fund, MA (United States)

    2004-06-01

    In 2001, the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers developed 9 action items to guide the actions and policies of the states and provinces in meeting the long-term goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2010, reducing regional GHG emissions by at least 10 per cent below 1990 levels by 2010, and reducing regional GHG emissions by 75 to 85 per cent in the long-term. This Report Card evaluates the progress of each state and province towards meeting the regional emissions goals. It evaluates various jurisdictions on 8 of 9 specific action items identified in the Climate Change Action Plan. A letter grade was assigned for each item, as well as an overall grade for each state and province. The report identifies the progress made since 2001 by each state and province. The Report Card reveals that there is much variation between the states and provinces in terms of their activities to reduce GHG emissions. The areas that need improvement include: a need for current and uniform emissions data across the region; states and provinces need to draft and release comprehensive climate plans; states and provinces need to sufficiently address the largest pollution sources such as the transportation and power sectors; and, states and provinces need to promote public awareness about climate change. The 9 specific action steps in the Climate Change Action Plan include: (1) the establishment of a regional standardized GHG emissions inventory, (2) the establishment of a plan for reducing GHG emissions and conserving energy, (3) the promotion of public awareness, (4) State and Provincial Governments to lead by example, (5) the reduction of GHG from the electricity sector, (6) the reduction of the total energy demand through conservation, (7) the reduction or adaptation of negative social, economic and environmental impacts of climate change, (8) a decrease in the transportation sector's growth in GHG emissions, and (9) the creation of a

  14. Recording actions to prevent child morbidity in children's health cards.

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    Vieira, Daniele de Souza; Santos, Nathanielly Cristina Carvalho de Brito; Costa, Dayse Kalyne Gomes da; Pereira, Mayara de Melo; Vaz, Elenice Maria Cecchetti; Reichert, Altamira Pereira da Silva

    2016-06-01

    The aim of this study was to analyze the registering of preventative actions in relation to child morbidity using information regarding vaccinations, as well as iron and vitamin A supplements, which are recorded in children's health cards. This transversal study used a quantitative approach and was performed in Family Health Units in the city of João Pessoa, Paraíba; the sampling was by convenience and totaled 116 children's health cards. The data was collected by observing the cards and the analysis was simple, statistical. The highest percentage of children had their vaccination cards up to date (92.2%) and those that did not were aged between 6 and 12 months: 78.9% of the cards did not have records relating to iron and vitamin A supplements and others only had records of one of the supplements being administered. The vaccination status of children in the first year of life was found to be satisfactory; however, discrepancies were observed in the recordings of the administration of iron and vitamin A supplements, which complicates monitoring performed by child health care professionals. It is hoped that this study will contribute to discussions and strategies aimed at improving the monitoring and recording of micronutrients in children's health cards. PMID:27383363

  15. Spectroscopic Studies on the Characterization of a Persian Playing Card.

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    Holakooei, Parviz; Niknejad, Maryam; Vaccaro, Carmela

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents the results of our investigations on a playing card preserved at The Mūzih-i Āynih va Rushanāī in Yazd, Iran. Conducting micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (μ-XRF), micro-Raman spectroscopy (μ-Raman), infrared reflectography (IRR), ultraviolet fluorescence photography, radiography, and optical microscopy, various paints applied on the playing card were identified. According to our analytical studies, red, green, blue, black, and gold-like metallic paints were identified to be a red monoazo pigment (β-naphthol PR 53:1), chrome green, artificial ultramarine blue, carbon black, and brass powder (Dutch metal powder), respectively, dating the playing card to 1895 onward based on the manufacturing date of the red monoazo pigment. Barite was also shown to be mixed with the pigments as an extender. On the other hand, the portrait's face of the playing card was peculiarly blackened. Our analytical approach toward characterizing the blackened face showed that the black paint was achieved by carbon black and, in other words, the face was not blackened due to the darkening of Pb-bearing pigments. Moreover, it was shown that there was no underdrawing under the black face and the black paint was most probably executed in the same time with the other paints. Considering the possible use of the playing card, it was suggested not to remove the blackened face in the cleaning process since the black paint was a part of the integrity of the playing card.

  16. A new service to ensure that PXI cards perform correctly

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    2013-01-01

    The PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) card is an electronic module used in association with a PC to improve the performance of measurement and automation systems. At CERN, many systems use PXI cards. With the long shutdown providing ideal timing, a new interdepartmental initiative has created a PXI card calibration service. Don’t miss out!   Christine Leroy-Jonckx and Benjamin Ninet (next to the new calibration machine), display their National Instruments diplomas. PXI cards are used in both laboratories and accelerators, for test beds, data acquisition systems, installation testing, etc. “A survey of CERN PXI equipment users carried out in 2011 showed that there were more than 1500 cards and about 50 different models in use,” says Hubert Reymond, responsible for PXI support and promotion at CERN. “As for all electronic systems, the performance of these cards can vary over time. So for some of them, calibration is nece...

  17. Results of the ASY-EOS experiment at GSI: The symmetry energy at supra-saturation density

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    Russotto, P; Kupny, S; Lasko, P; Acosta, L; Adamczyk, M; Al-Ajlan, A; Al-Garawi, M; Al-Homaidhi, S; Amorini, F; Auditore, L; Aumann, T; Ayyad, Y; Basrak, Z; Benlliure, J; Boisjoli, M; Boretzky, K; Brzychczyk, J; Budzanowski, A; Caesar, C; Cardella, G; Cammarata, P; Chajecki, Z; Chartier, M; Chbihi, A; Colonna, M; Cozma, M D; Czech, B; De Filippo, E; Di Toro, M; Famiano, M; Gašparić, I; Grassi, L; Guazzoni, C; Guazzoni, P; Heil, M; Heilborn, L; Introzzi, R; Isobe, T; Kezzar, K; Kiš, M; Krasznahorkay, A; Kurz, N; La Guidara, E; Lanzalone, G; Fèvre, A Le; Leifels, Y; Lemmon, R C; Li, Q F; Lombardo, I; Lukasik, J; Lynch, W G; Marini, P; Matthews, Z; May, L; Minniti, T; Mostazo, M; Pagano, A; Pagano, E V; Papa, M; Pawlowski, P; Pirrone, S; Politi, G; Porto, F; Reviol, W; Riccio, F; Rizzo, F; Rosato, E; Rossi, D; Santoro, S; Sarantites, D G; Simon, H; Skwirczynska, I; Sosin, Z; Stuhl, L; Trautmann, W; Trifirò, A; Trimarchi, M; Tsang, M B; Verde, G; Veselsky, M; Vigilante, M; Wang, Yongjia; Wieloch, A; Wigg, P; Winkelbauer, J; Wolter, H H; Wu, P; Yennello, S; Zambon, P; Zetta, L; Zoric, M

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    Directed and elliptic flows of neutrons and light charged particles were measured for the reaction 197Au+197Au at 400 MeV/nucleon incident energy within the ASY-EOS experimental campaign at the GSI laboratory. The detection system consisted of the Large Area Neutron Detector LAND, combined with parts of the CHIMERA multidetector, of the ALADIN Time-of-flight Wall, and of the Washington-University Microball detector. The latter three arrays were used for the event characterization and reaction-plane reconstruction. In addition, an array of triple telescopes, KRATTA, was used for complementary measurements of the isotopic composition and flows of light charged particles. From the comparison of the elliptic flow ratio of neutrons with respect to charged particles with UrQMD predictions, a value \\gamma = 0.72 \\pm 0.19 is obtained for the power-law coefficient describing the density dependence of the potential part in the parametrization of the symmetry energy. It represents a new and more stringent constraint for...

  18. De la crisis asiática a la crisis inmobiliaria: los debates actuales sobre la arquitectura financiera internacional

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    Antulio Rosales

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El proceso de globalización neoliberal ha implicado la propagación de las finanzas internacionales como un mecanismo de acumulación ya no auxiliar a la economía real-productiva, sino como un negocio en sí mismo. La financiarización ha elevado los riesgos y vulnerabilidades de la economía mundial, cada vez más sujetas a crisis. Asimismo, la Arquitectura Financiera Internacional (AFI se encuentra bajo escrutinio por su cuestionada capacidad para enfrentar tales crisis. Este artículo analiza los debates actuales sobre la reforma de la AFI en el contexto de las crisis financieras de la última década. De la crisis asiática de finales del siglo XX a la crisis inmobiliaria de finales de 2000, el G-20 surge como principal foro político para el avance de reformas y, por otro lado, emergen áreas de influencia regional bajo el liderazgo de potencias emergentes.

  19. Improvement of Varian a-Si EPID dosimetry measurements using a lead-shielded support-arm

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    Dosimetry measurements with Varian amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging devices (a-Si EPIDs) are affected by the backscattered radiation from the EPID support arm. In this study, the nonuniform backscatter from an E-type support arm was reduced by fixing a thick (12.2 × 10.5 × 0.5 cm3) piece of lead on top of the arm, and the remaining backscatter was modeled and included in an existing dose prediction algorithm. The applied backscatter kernel was the average of kernels on different regions of the EPID over the arm. The lead-shielded arm reduced the nonuniform backscatter component by about 50% for field sizes ranging from 3 × 3 to 30 × 30 cm2 and the field symmetry improved for medium to large fields up to 3%. Gamma evaluation of the measured and modeled doses (2%, 2-mm criteria) showed that using the lead-shielded arm in the model increased the number of points with Gamma index <1 by 5.7% and decreased the mean Gamma by 0.201. Even using the lead alone (no modeling) could increase the number of points with Gamma index <1 by 4.7% and decrease the mean Gamma by 0.153. This is a simple and easy method to decrease the nonuniform arm backscatter and improve the accuracy of dosimetry measurements with the existing EPIDs used for clinical applications.

  20. A child health report card: 1992.

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    Williams, C L; Wynder, E L

    1993-07-01

    It is because of statistics like the ones included above in the Report Card that the health of our children has become a topic of great concern. These statistics, however, reflect only a small piece of a much larger problem, which includes child poverty, child neglect, child abuse, family disintegration, educational failure, violence, and crime. Indeed the biggest threats to child health have roots in the past and present core of our social and environmental conditions. Improving the health of our children will require innovative and comprehensive approaches that include health education, health services, and family support. The cost of our failure to fund preventive programs in the area of child and family health is significant and mounting. Prenatal care for a pregnant women for 9 months cost about $600; however, medical care for a premature baby for only one day may cost more than four times as much ($2,500). Similar comparisons for the cost of prevention versus treatment are listed in Table 8. It is clear that unless we as a nation place more emphasis on funding preventive medicine, the health of our children will continue to suffer, with grave consequences for the future of our country. PMID:8415515

  1. Smart Cards Applications in the Healthcare System

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    Claudiu Oltean

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Current medical system based on medical records and health books is outdated and no longer meets the new requirements. Essential information security in terms of data privacy, integrity and authenticity, is not assured. Healthcare fraud with medical records is quite easy, because there is no security features to prevent this. Obtaining prescription drugs is slowly, the patient is forced in most cases, to go to the pharmacy staff to get their prescription. Another issue is data portability because each clinic can use a proprietary format of medical records, which is not always standardized. Modern and efficient healthcare system can be achieved by introducing smart cards and related software. Their introduction in addition to the portability and data security, reduce costs for both patient and medical institutions. The result will be increase confidence and patient satisfaction in medical institutions. Developed software package includes software applications which manage medical archive to smartcard, in a secure form and a software module which can be used for e-commerce transactions. All developed software application meets current standards for data security. Implementation of such solutions in practice would significantly reduce current costs in healthcare system.

  2. Comprehensive aerological reference data set (CARDS)

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    Eskridge, R.E.; Polansky, A.C.; Alduchov, O.A. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Asheville, NC (United States). National Climatic Data Center] [and others

    1997-11-01

    The possibility of anthropogenic climate change has reached the attention of Government officials and researchers. However, one cannot study climate change without climate data. The CARDS project will produce high-quality upper-air data for the research community and for policy-makers. The authors intend to produce a dataset which is: easy to use, as complete as possible, as free of random errors as possible. They will also attempt to identify biases and remove them whenever possible. In this report, they relate progress toward their goal. They created a robust new format for archiving upper-air data, and designed a relational database structure to hold them. The authors have converted 13 datasets to the new format and have archived over 10,000,000 individual soundings from 10 separate data sources. They produce and archive a metadata summary of each sounding they load. They have researched station histories, and have built a preliminary upper-air station history database. They have converted station-sorted data from their primary database into synoptic-sorted data in a parallel database. They have tested and will soon implement an advanced quality-control procedure, capable of detecting and often repairing errors in geopotential height, temperature, humidity, and wind. This unique quality-control method uses simultaneous vertical, horizontal, and temporal checks of several meteorological variables. It can detect errors other methods cannot.

  3. Le déclassement stratégique français et européen en Asie-Pacifique

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    Bondaz, Antoine

    2014-01-01

    L’Asie-Pacifique est le nouvel "épicentre de la confrontation stratégique mondiale" du fait notamment de l’impact de l’émergence chinoise, du repositionnement américain ou encore de problèmes de sécurité traditionnels et non traditionnels. La France et l’Union européenne manquent aujourd’hui d’une stratégie claire et cohérente vis-à-vis de l’Asie-Pacifique et courent le risque du déclassement. France and the EU, strategic downgraded powers of the Asia-Pacific - The Asia-Paci...

  4. Th? Imp?ct of F?n?nc??l R?port?ng of Sm?ll ?nd M?d?um S?z?d Ent?rpr?s?s ?n Econom?c D?v?lopm?nt of B?lk?n Countr??s

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    Artor Nuhiu; Arber Hoti; Lulzim Krasniqi

    2012-01-01

    Th? ?mport?nc? of ?nt?rn?l ?nd ?xt?rn?l ?ccount?ng ?s ? sourc? of ?nform?t?on for own?rs ?nd m?n?g?rs of sm?ll ?nt?rpr?s?s ?nd th??r d?ff?r?nt st?k?hold?rs ?s st??d?ly grow?ng. It ?s of cruc??l ?mport?nc? th?t th? ?ccount?ng syst?ms ?ppl??d by sm?ll ?nt?rpr?s?s m??t th??r ?ctu?l n??ds, prov?d?ng n?c?ss?ry ?nform?t?on y?t ?vo?d?ng unjust?f??d ?dm?n?str?t?v? burd?n. It ?s r?cogn?s?d th?t ?ppropr??t? ?ccount?ng ?nform?t?on ?s ?mport?nt for ? succ?ssful m?n?g?m?nt of ? bus?n?ss wh?th?r ?t ?s l?rg...

  5. Regards croisés sur le régionalisme en Asie Orientale au travers de la concurrence entre le Japon, la Chine et l’Inde

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    Jean-Christophe Defraigne

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Cet article retrace l’origine du leadership économique japonais dans le processus d’intégration régionale en Asie orientale et comment il est remis en question par la montée en puissance de la Chine depuis son ouverture commencée dans les années 1980. Il analyse les obstacles qui empêchent encore la Chine de jouir d’une position hégémonique régionale et qui entretiennent une situation dans laquelle la direction du processus d’intégration régionale en Asie orientale reste contestée. L’article met en évidence les limites au rôle que pourrait jouer dans ce processus l’autre grande puissance émergente d’Asie qu’est l’Inde du fait de sa position périphérique.

  6. National report card on energy efficiency : 5. annual report card on government activities

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    2004-12-01

    This annual report card assesses the environmental performance of the federal, provincial and territorial governments in Canada to provide Canadians with an indication of the level of commitment at various levels of government in incorporating energy efficiency measures in policy processes. The federal government as well as each province and territory received scores on the familiar A to F scale for the following 10 categories: programs and public outreach; the Energy Efficiency Act; building codes; energy business plans; in-house programs; regulation on energy markets; access to government information; related policy developments; performance; and evaluation activities. The report card provides Canadians with a measure of Canada's Kyoto commitments to reduce national greenhouse gases and to conserve energy in view of energy supply uncertainties and increasing energy prices. For 2004, the federal government, Quebec and the Yukon had consistently high scores. Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island showed the greatest improvement in energy efficiency. The Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and British Columbia showed solid performance, while Alberta and Ontario did not did not show their full potential. However, recent developments look promising. Newfoundland and Labrador experienced a continuous downward trend. The Alliance is generally satisfied that most jurisdictions have energy efficiency programs in place. tab., 1 fig.

  7. National report card on energy efficiency: Fourth annual report card on government activities

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    2003-04-01

    The objective of this fourth annual report card produced by the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance is, as before, to identify government commitments to energy efficiency and to raise the awareness and importance of providing the necessary mechanisms that support energy efficiency in the market place. For the first time this year, the report card includes an assessment of the role of crown utilities and local distribution utilities in the promotion of energy efficiency. Their results were combined with those of the provincial government to develop a aggregate grade for each province. The ratings are based on ten categories, encompassing building codes, energy efficiency legislation, regulatory infrastructure, programs and public outreach, in-house programs, innovative new programs, performance and evaluation, climate change and Voluntary Change Registry reporting, and access to government information. Performance is rated by way of a narrative summary and a letter grade which represents the aggregate of performance in all ten categories. Best performance was recorded by Quebec, followed by the Yukon, the Federal Government, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan, in that order.

  8. GeneCards Version 3: the human gene integrator.

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    Safran, Marilyn; Dalah, Irina; Alexander, Justin; Rosen, Naomi; Iny Stein, Tsippi; Shmoish, Michael; Nativ, Noam; Bahir, Iris; Doniger, Tirza; Krug, Hagit; Sirota-Madi, Alexandra; Olender, Tsviya; Golan, Yaron; Stelzer, Gil; Harel, Arye; Lancet, Doron

    2010-01-01

    GeneCards (www.genecards.org) is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of annotative information about human genes, widely used for nearly 15 years. Its gene-centric content is automatically mined and integrated from over 80 digital sources, resulting in a web-based deep-linked card for each of >73,000 human gene entries, encompassing the following categories: protein coding, pseudogene, RNA gene, genetic locus, cluster and uncategorized. We now introduce GeneCards Version 3, featuring a speedy and sophisticated search engine and a revamped, technologically enabling infrastructure, catering to the expanding needs of biomedical researchers. A key focus is on gene-set analyses, which leverage GeneCards' unique wealth of combinatorial annotations. These include the GeneALaCart batch query facility, which tabulates user-selected annotations for multiple genes and GeneDecks, which identifies similar genes with shared annotations, and finds set-shared annotations by descriptor enrichment analysis. Such set-centric features address a host of applications, including microarray data analysis, cross-database annotation mapping and gene-disorder associations for drug targeting. We highlight the new Version 3 database architecture, its multi-faceted search engine, and its semi-automated quality assurance system. Data enhancements include an expanded visualization of gene expression patterns in normal and cancer tissues, an integrated alternative splicing pattern display, and augmented multi-source SNPs and pathways sections. GeneCards now provides direct links to gene-related research reagents such as antibodies, recombinant proteins, DNA clones and inhibitory RNAs and features gene-related drugs and compounds lists. We also portray the GeneCards Inferred Functionality Score annotation landscape tool for scoring a gene's functional information status. Finally, we delineate examples of applications and collaborations that have benefited from the GeneCards suite. Database

  9. PSORS2 is due to mutations in CARD14.

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    Jordan, Catherine T; Cao, Li; Roberson, Elisha D O; Pierson, Katherine C; Yang, Chi-Fan; Joyce, Cailin E; Ryan, Caitriona; Duan, Shenghui; Helms, Cynthia A; Liu, Yin; Chen, Yongqing; McBride, Alison A; Hwu, Wuh-Liang; Wu, Jer-Yuarn; Chen, Yuan-Tsong; Menter, Alan; Goldbach-Mansky, Raphaela; Lowes, Michelle A; Bowcock, Anne M

    2012-05-01

    Psoriasis is a common, immune-mediated genetic disorder of the skin and is associated with arthritis in approximately 30% of cases. Previously, we localized PSORS2 (psoriasis susceptibility locus 2) to chromosomal region 17q25.3-qter after a genome-wide linkage scan in a family of European ancestry with multiple cases of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Linkage to PSORS2 was also observed in a Taiwanese family with multiple psoriasis-affected members. In caspase recruitment domain family, member 14 (CARD14), we identified unique gain-of-function mutations that segregated with psoriasis by using genomic capture and DNA sequencing. The mutations c.349G>A (p.Gly117Ser) (in the family of European descent) and c.349+5G>A (in the Taiwanese family) altered splicing between CARD14 exons 3 and 4. A de novo CARD14 mutation, c.413A>C (p.Glu138Ala), was detected in a child with sporadic, early-onset, generalized pustular psoriasis. CARD14 activates nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB), and compared with wild-type CARD14, the p.Gly117Ser and p.Glu138Ala substitutions were shown to lead to enhanced NF-kB activation and upregulation of a subset of psoriasis-associated genes in keratinocytes. These genes included chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 20 (CCL20) and interleukin 8 (IL8). CARD14 is localized mainly in the basal and suprabasal layers of healthy skin epidermis, whereas in lesional psoriatic skin, it is reduced in the basal layer and more diffusely upregulated in the suprabasal layers of the epidermis. We propose that, after a triggering event that can include epidermal injury, rare gain-of-function mutations in CARD14 initiate a process that includes inflammatory cell recruitment by keratinocytes. This perpetuates a vicious cycle of epidermal inflammation and regeneration, a cycle which is the hallmark of psoriasis.

  10. GeneCards Version 3: the human gene integrator.

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    Safran, Marilyn; Dalah, Irina; Alexander, Justin; Rosen, Naomi; Iny Stein, Tsippi; Shmoish, Michael; Nativ, Noam; Bahir, Iris; Doniger, Tirza; Krug, Hagit; Sirota-Madi, Alexandra; Olender, Tsviya; Golan, Yaron; Stelzer, Gil; Harel, Arye; Lancet, Doron

    2010-01-01

    GeneCards (www.genecards.org) is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of annotative information about human genes, widely used for nearly 15 years. Its gene-centric content is automatically mined and integrated from over 80 digital sources, resulting in a web-based deep-linked card for each of >73,000 human gene entries, encompassing the following categories: protein coding, pseudogene, RNA gene, genetic locus, cluster and uncategorized. We now introduce GeneCards Version 3, featuring a speedy and sophisticated search engine and a revamped, technologically enabling infrastructure, catering to the expanding needs of biomedical researchers. A key focus is on gene-set analyses, which leverage GeneCards' unique wealth of combinatorial annotations. These include the GeneALaCart batch query facility, which tabulates user-selected annotations for multiple genes and GeneDecks, which identifies similar genes with shared annotations, and finds set-shared annotations by descriptor enrichment analysis. Such set-centric features address a host of applications, including microarray data analysis, cross-database annotation mapping and gene-disorder associations for drug targeting. We highlight the new Version 3 database architecture, its multi-faceted search engine, and its semi-automated quality assurance system. Data enhancements include an expanded visualization of gene expression patterns in normal and cancer tissues, an integrated alternative splicing pattern display, and augmented multi-source SNPs and pathways sections. GeneCards now provides direct links to gene-related research reagents such as antibodies, recombinant proteins, DNA clones and inhibitory RNAs and features gene-related drugs and compounds lists. We also portray the GeneCards Inferred Functionality Score annotation landscape tool for scoring a gene's functional information status. Finally, we delineate examples of applications and collaborations that have benefited from the GeneCards suite. Database

  11. Interaction between NOD2 and CARD9 involves the NOD2 NACHT and the linker region between the NOD2 CARDs and NACHT domain

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    Parkhouse, Rhiannon; Boyle, Joseph P; Mayle, Sophie; Sawmynaden, Kovilen; Rittinger, Katrin; Monie, Tom P.

    2014-01-01

    NOD2 activation by muramyl dipeptide causes a proinflammatory immune response in which the adaptor protein CARD9 works synergistically with NOD2 to drive p38 and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signalling. To date the nature of the interaction between NOD2 and CARD9 remains undetermined. Here we show that this interaction is not mediated by the CARDs of NOD2 and CARD9 as previously suggested, but that NOD2 possesses two interaction sites for CARD9; one in the CARD–NACHT linker and one in the NA...

  12. States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card

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    Yu, R. M. S.; Strauss, B.; Kulp, S. A.; Bronzan, J.; Rodehorst, B.; Bhat, C.; Dix, B.; Savonis, M.; Wiles, R.

    2015-12-01

    Many states are already experiencing the costly impacts of extreme climate and weather events. The occurrence, frequency and intensity of these events may change under future climates. Preparing for these changes takes time, and state government agencies and communities need to recognize the risks they could potentially face and the response actions already undertaken. The States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card project is the first-ever study that quantifies five climate-change-driven hazards, and the relevant state government response actions in each of the 50 states. The changing characteristics of extreme heat, drought, wildfires, inland and coastal flooding were assessed for the baseline period (around year 2000) through the years 2030 and 2050 across all 50 states. Bias-corrected statistically-downscaled (BCSD) climate projections (Reclamation, 2013) and hydrology projections (Reclamation, 2014) from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 (CMIP5) under RCP8.5 were used. The climate change response action analysis covers five critical sectors: Transportation, Energy, Water, Human Health and Communities. It examined whether there is evidence that the state is taking action to (1) reduce current risks, (2) raise its awareness of future risks, (3) plan for adaptation to the future risks, and (4) implement specific actions to reduce future risks for each applicable hazards. Results from the two analyses were aggregated and translated into a rating system that standardizes assessments across states, which can be easily understood by both technical and non-technical audiences. The findings in this study not only serve as a screening tool for states to recognize the hazards they could potentially face as climate changes, but also serve as a roadmap for states to address the gaps in response actions, and to improve climate preparedness and resilience.

  13. Valutazione economica dello studio CARDS: un aggiornamento

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    Simona de Portu

    2011-05-01

    clinical trial evaluating efficacy of atorvastatin versus placebo in preventing the occurrence of cardiovascular events in a cohort of type II diabetes patients without previous history of coronary events. A cost-effectiveness analysis in the perspective of the National Healthcare System (SSN has been performed, under the hypothesis of the imminent price reduction of atorvastatin, due to the loss of exclusivity. Results: after a median follow up of 3.9 years, the number of patients with at least a major cardiovascular event requiring hospitalization was lower in the atorvastatin arm (5.8% compared to the placebo arm (9.0%; p=0.001. Based on a cohort of 1,000 patients, treatment with atorvastatin permitted to gain 29.28 life years. The incremental cost of adding atorvastatin to the standard therapy amounted to €305,682, and was partially balanced by a cost reduction due to fewer hospitalizations, compared to the placebo arm (€ 168,313. Total direct costs were of €602.186 in the atorvastatin group and of € 464,818 in the placebo group, resulting into an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of € 4,692 for Life Year Gained (LYG. Conclusion: the present study is an update of a previous economic analysis of the CARDS trial. Under the assumed new cost scenario, the cost-effectiveness profile of treating diabetic patients with atorvastatin becomes highly favourable, and leads to a significant reduction of the cost for Life Year Gained compared to the previous findings.

  14. Hubungan Status Gizi Bayi dengan Pemberian ASI Ekslusif, Tingkat Pendidikan Ibu dan Status Ekonomi Keluarga di Wilayah Kerja Puskesmas Padang Pasir

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    Aisyah Nilakesuma

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available AbstrakStatus gizi merupakan salah satu tolak ukur untuk menilai perkembangan kesehatan bayi. Banyak faktor yang dapat mempengaruhi status gizi seorang bayi, diantaranya pemberian ASI ekslusif, tingkat pendidikan ibu dan status ekonomi keluarga. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk melihat hubungan antara status gizi bayi dengan pemberian ASI ekslusif, tingkat pendidikan ibu dan status ekonomi keluarga. Telah dilakukan penelitian Cross Sectional Analytic di wilayah kerja Puskesmas Padang Pasir. Data diambil melalui pengukuran langsung berat badan/tinggi badan dan wawancara dengan kuesioner terhadap 107 responden, kemudian dianalisis dengan uji chi square. Hasil penelitian terhadap 107 bayi didapatkan sebanyak 82,2% bayi berstatus gizi normal dan hanya 18,7% bayi yang diberi ASI ekslusif, sedangkan terhadap ibu diperoleh data: 76,6% berpendidikan tinggi dan 80,4% merupakan keluarga tidak miskin. Bayi yang mendapat ASI ekslusif 80% berstatus gizi normal. Menurut tingkat pendidikan ibu, didapatkan 82,9% bayi berstatus gizi normal memiliki ibu berpendidikan tinggi. Sedangkan menurut status ekonomi keluarga, bayi yang berada pada keluarga tidak miskin sebanyak 83,7% berstatus gizi normal.Kata kunci: status gizi, ASI ekslusif, tingkat pendidikan ibu, status ekonomi keluargaAbstractNutritional status is one yardstick for assessing health an infant development. There are many factors that can influence the nutritional status of infant, which are exclusive breastfeeding, mother educational status, and economic status of family. This research aimed to determine the relationship between infant nutritional status exclusive breastfeeding, mother educational status, and economic status of family. The research has been conducted about the relationship between infant nutritional status with exclusive breastfeeding, mother educational status, and economic status of family in working area of Padang Pasir Health Care. Data were taken by measurement directly for

  15. Controle e progresso temporal da ferrugem asiática da soja sob controle alternativo em campo

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    R.M. Mesquini

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o controle e o progresso temporal da ferrugem asiática da soja, causada por Phakopsora pachyrhizi, sob manejo com tratamentos alternativos. Para isso, implementou-se um ensaio em delineamento de blocos completos com tratamentos ao acaso, com 4 repetições, em Itambé-PR, durante a safra 2007/2008. Os tratamentos alternativos foram: biomassa cítrica, extrato bruto e óleo essencial de Eucalyptus citriodora e grãos de kefir. Avaliou-se também o controle químico com azoxistrobina + ciproconazole + adjuvante 0,5 v/v e a testemunha. Para comparação dos tratamentos utilizou-se a severidade da doença (em cinco avaliações, a área abaixo da curva de progresso da doença (AACPD, a taxa de progresso da doença, a produtividade e o peso de mil grãos. Foram constatadas diferenças significativas (Pd"0,05 para as avaliações de severidade, para AACPD e para a taxa de progresso da doença. De modo geral, dentre os tratamentos alternativos, a biomassa cítrica e os grãos de kefir apresentaram os maiores índices de controle e menores taxas de progresso da doença, superando os tratamentos com extrato bruto e óleo essencial de E. citriodora. Porém, o tratamento com azoxistrobina + ciproconazole foi mais eficiente para controle e proporcionou as menores taxas de progresso quando comparado aos tratamentos alternativos.

  16. Racines d’une Kulturpolitik : une mission scientifique prussienne dans l’Asie Mineure ottomane (1841-1842

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    Ségolène Débarre

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available L’objet de cet article est d’analyser l’implication étatique de la Prusse dans les voyages scientifiques en Orient au cours du XIXe siècle. En étudiant plus particulièrement une mission effectuée de 1841 à 1842 par trois savants prussiens en Asie Mineure, nous montrerons que l’imbrication des domaines scientifiques et politiques, qui caractérise la Kulturpolitik après 1870 (Marchand, 2003 : 191, a des racines anciennes. Illustrant le rôle joué par les études classiques dans l’exploration de l’Orient, cette mission, contemporaine de celle de Richard Lepsius en Égypte, participe de la diffusion d’un discours orientaliste qui prend progressivement en Allemagne, après la révolution de 1848, des accents expansionnistes.Der Text untersucht das staatliche Engagement Preußens für wissenschaftliche Orientreisen im 19. Jahrhundert. Am Beispiel der Forschungsreise dreier preußischer Gelehrter nach Kleinasien (1841-1842 wird gezeigt, dass die Wurzeln der Verflechtung von Wissenschaft und Politik, die ab 1870 die Kulturpolitik des Reiches charakterisiert (Marchand, 2003: 191, weit zurückreichen. Die Reise, die zeitgleich mit der Expedition des Altertumsforschers Richard Lepsius nach Ägypten verläuft, zeigt die Bedeutung der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften für die Erforschung des Orients. Sie trägt zur Verbreitung eines orientalistischen Diskurses bei, der sich nach 1848 zunehmend um expansionistische Tendenzen anreichert.

  17. PCI card with DMA capabilities for digital imaging detectors

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    Fanti, Viviana [Dipartimento di Fisica dell' Universita, INFN Sezione di Cagliari, S.P. per Sestu km. 0.7, 09042 Monserrato (Canada) (Italy); Marzeddu, Roberto [Dipartimento di Fisica dell' Universita, INFN Sezione di Cagliari, S.P. per Sestu km. 0.7, 09042 Monserrato (Canada) (Italy)]. E-mail: roberto.marzeddu@ca.infn.it; Randaccio, Paolo [Dipartimento di Fisica dell' Universita, INFN Sezione di Cagliari, S.P. per Sestu km. 0.7, 09042 Monserrato (CA) (Italy)

    2006-07-01

    A readout card based on the standard PCI 32-bit/33 MHz bus has been developed for the fast readout of digital systems. The PCI card exploits a PCI bridge chip with Direct Memory Access (DMA) capabilities which permits to obtain a measured throughput up to 90 Mbytes/s. The PCI card has two high-density 80-pin connectors for data I/O; an external system acquisition card can be connected through two flat cables. A powerful programmable logic FPGA provides the management of the I/O lines; by default, 32 input and 32 output single-ended lines (CMOS) plus six LVDS lines are provided, but the FPGA allows several different I/O configurations depending on the specific application requirements. Another programmable device manages the control and status signals of the local bus and the Synchronous Static RAM available for data storage. Due to its main features like the configurable I/O patterns and the high throughput, this PCI card is suitable for applications like the fast readout of imaging acquisition systems.

  18. REMINDER - FRENCH CARDS - NEW PROCEDURE FOR INITIAL APPLICATION

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    2002-01-01

    The Human Resources Division would like to remind members of personnel that they are obliged to submit an application form for a French card as soon as they have a permanent address in either Switzerland or in France and they are actually living there. Following the rationalization of our administrative procedures, as of October 1st, 2002, the initial application procedure for a French card will now be as follows: The member of personnel should complete an application form. If necessary, an application form must also be completed for family members. These forms must then be transferred via e-mail to the appropriate Divisional Administrative Officer (DAO) who will forward them to the Cards Service. In parallel, the member of personnel should submit the necessary supporting documents to the Cards Service. Users are requested to apply for a French card through the Users' Office. The application form (Word format only), the procedural details, the necessary supporting documents as well as the conditions of issue ...

  19. Cipher for smart card using Unicode, length and position

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    Natang. A. Salgia

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Smart cards have become a common thing today. Smart cards with various utilities are used today since they are easy to carry and relatively secured. But due to advancement of technologies, smart cards are becoming increasingly insecure. A paper from certain conference suggested a new encryption algorithm to keep the information secured in smart cards and to overcome forgery attacks. It claims that, on an average, even a supercomputer will take 101084 years to decrypt, which is much higher than the previous proposals. It makes use of the length of the PIN, and the position and the Unicode value of every character in the PIN along with a secret key to create cipher text. Also, final cipher text is formed by combining two different cipher texts, one from date and time and another from PIN and secret key. And only this final cipher text is saved on the smart card making this algorithm further more secured. But few anomalies were noticed in it. Firstly, the cipher text generated using proposed formula for encryption makes securing it using position problematic. Secondly, the formula given in actual paper misses an important step, without which decryption process gives wrong output. With proposed changes these problems are eradicated and the algorithm becomes more difficult to hack.

  20. Bah humbug: Unexpected Christmas cards and the reciprocity norm.

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    Meier, Brian P

    2016-01-01

    The reciprocity norm refers to the expectation that people will help those who helped them. A well-known study revealed that the norm is strong with Christmas cards, with 20% of people reciprocating a Christmas card received from a stranger. I attempted to conceptually replicate and extend this effect. In Study 1, 755 participants received a Christmas card supposedly from a more- versus less-similar stranger. The reciprocation rate was unexpectedly low (2%), which did not allow for a test of a similarity effect. Two potential reasons for this low rate were examined in Study 2 in which 494 participants reported their likelihood of reciprocating a Christmas card from a stranger as well as their felt suspicions/threat about the card and their frequency of e-mail use. Reciprocation likelihood was negatively correlated with perceived threat/suspicion and e-mail use. It appears that reciprocating a gift from a stranger in offline settings may be less likely than expected.

  1. Structural Equality Model Study for Credit Card Attitude Scale

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    Nuray GİRGİNER

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to search for the validity and reliability of the Credit Card Attitude Scale developed by Girginer and her team (2008 grounding on the scale which had been formed by Hayhoe and his team (1999 with the help of Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA. The scale in question had been modified for the high education students living in Turkey. Data of the survey made in 2008 was used in this study, too. Findings of the study exhibited that validity degree of the scale with four dimensions formed by CFA was higher than the validity degree of the scale with five dimensions formed by Explanatory Factor Analysis. Goodness of fit indicators calculated for the structural model took place in the goodness of fit limits. The Structural Equation Model (SEM established with the idea that the attitudes towards credit card usage in anxiety, cognitive and affective dimensions affected credit card usage behaviours, was found to be significant statistically. According to the results of the SEM, anxiety attitudes have the greatest positive effect (0.53 on the behaviours. Also it was found that students have tendency to use more credit cards of different kinds for decreasing their financial risks when their anxieties related with credit card usage get more and more.

  2. Biometric authentication for ID cards with hologram watermarks

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    Croce Ferri, Lucilla; Mayerhoefer, Astrid; Frank, Marcus; Vielhauer, Claus; Steinmetz, Ralf

    2002-04-01

    We present an analysis of a new technique for the authentication of ID cardholders, based on the integration of a biometrics-based authentication system with digital watermarks. The chosen biometric authentication method is the dynamic signature verification of the ID cardholder, while we use a specific integrity watermark technique we developed, called Hologram Watermark, to embed and retrieve the off-line data onto an ID card. We take advantage of the fact, that two static biometric features (images of the user's face and signature) are already integral part of ID cards for manual verification and extent the stored biometric information by embedding on-line handwriting features of the signature as holographic watermarks in the overall image information of an ID card. Manipulation of any of the image information can be detected and will further disallow biometric verification of the forger. The Hologram Watermark technique produces content-related data using computer-generated hologram coding techniques. These data are embedded with watermarking techniques into the personal data printed on an ID card. The content-related data in this specific application are the dynamic features of the cardholder's signature. The main goal of this paper is to analyze the suitability of dynamic signature verification in combination with the Hologram Watermark technique, to facilitate automated user authentication based on information transparently embedded in ID cards.

  3. Clinical evaluation of the Vitek Neisseria-Haemophilus Identification card.

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    Janda, W M; Malloy, P J; Schreckenberger, P C

    1987-01-01

    A clinical evaluation of the Vitek Neisseria-Haemophilus Identification (NHI) card (Vitek Systems, Inc., Hazelwood, Mo.) was performed with 480 clinical isolates and stock strains of Neisseria spp., Haemophilus spp., and other fastidious microorganisms included in the data base of the system. Identifications obtained with the NHI card were compared with those determined by conventional methods. The card identified 83.2% of 244 Neisseria spp. and Branhamella catarrhalis, 54.9% of 164 Haemophilus spp., and 84.7% of 72 fastidious gram-negative species with no further testing required. Some isolates produced good confidence-marginal separation identifications, in which the correct identification was listed with one or two other possible identifications and extra tests were required and suggested. When isolates producing good confidence-marginal separation identifications were included, correct identifications of these organism groups increased to 97.1, 92.7, and 94.4%, respectively. Among the commonly isolated microorganisms, the NHI card identified 99.1% of 110 N. gonorrhoeae, 98.5% of 68 N. meningitidis, 93.9% of 98 H. influenzae, and 95.6% of 46 H. parainfluenzae strains. All of these organisms produced excellent to very good confidence level identifications except for H. influenzae biotypes II, III, and VII, for which hemolytic reactions were required for differentiation from H. haemolyticus. The NHI card reliably identified other fastidious gram-negative species, including H. aphrophilus, Eikenella corrodens, Gardnerella vaginalis, and Kingella denitrificans.

  4. A Proposal for a Privacy-preserving National Identity Card

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    Yves Deswarte

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we propose to replace the national identity card, currently used in many countries, by a personal device that allows its user to prove some binary statements about him while minimizing personal information leakage. The privacy of the user is protected through the use of anonymous credentials that, allows him to prove binary statements about himself to another entity without having to disclose his identity or any unnecessary information. The proposed scheme also prevents the possibility of tracing the user, even if he proves several times the same statement (unlinkability property. A tamper-proof smartcard is used to store the personal information of the user thus protecting his privacy and preventing the risks of forgery at the same time. The user identifies himself to the card via biometrics thus forbidding an unauthorized use in the situationwhere the card is stolen or lost. Two implementation proposals of the privacy-preserving identity card are described and discussed, and should be experimented on Java Cards in a near future. Possible extensions are also proposed as future work.

  5. CARD11 blockade suppresses murine collagen-induced arthritis via inhibiting CARD11/Bcl10 assembly and T helper type 17 response.

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    Wang, H; Zhao, J; Zhang, H; Huang, Y; Wang, S; Tu, Q; Yang, N

    2014-05-01

    The scaffold protein caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 11 (CARD11) is implicated in the regulation of inflammation and autoimmunity. The present study aimed to explore the role of CARD11 in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) were treated with either CARD11-targeted interfering RNA (CARD11 siRNA) or control siRNA by intraperitoneal injection every 3 days after CIA establishment. The clinical score of arthritis was recorded every other day. Synovial inflammation and cartilage erosion were evaluated by histology and microcomputed tomography (micro-CT). Serum anti-type II collagen (anti-CII) antibodies and cytokines were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The CARD11/Bcl10 formation and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activation was assessed by immunoprecipitation and immunoblotting, and the percentage of T helper type 17 (Th17) cells was determined by flow cytometry. Systemic administration of CARD11 siRNA significantly reduced the clinical score of CIA severity. As indicated by the histology, joint inflammation and destruction were attenuated by CARD11 siRNA treatment. Micro-CT demonstrated less severe joint destruction in CARD11 siRNA-treated mice than in control mice. CARD11 siRNA treatment resulted in inhibition of CARD11/Bcl10 formation and the subsequent NF-κB activation. In addition, treatment with CARD11 siRNA resulted in a pronounced decrease in proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and IL-17. Serum anti-CII antibody and the percentage of Th17 cells were also significantly reduced. CARD11 is involved in the pathogenesis of CIA by formation of the CARD11/Bcl10 complex and enhancement of the Th17 cell response. Targeting CARD11 provides a novel research direction in the development of therapeutic strategies for RA.

  6. Ubiquitin Ligase TRIM62 Regulates CARD9-Mediated Anti-fungal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation.

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    Cao, Zhifang; Conway, Kara L; Heath, Robert J; Rush, Jason S; Leshchiner, Elizaveta S; Ramirez-Ortiz, Zaida G; Nedelsky, Natalia B; Huang, Hailiang; Ng, Aylwin; Gardet, Agnès; Cheng, Shih-Chin; Shamji, Alykhan F; Rioux, John D; Wijmenga, Cisca; Netea, Mihai G; Means, Terry K; Daly, Mark J; Xavier, Ramnik J

    2015-10-20

    CARD9 is a central component of anti-fungal innate immune signaling via C-type lectin receptors, and several immune-related disorders are associated with CARD9 alterations. Here, we used a rare CARD9 variant that confers protection against inflammatory bowel disease as an entry point to investigating CARD9 regulation. We showed that the protective variant of CARD9, which is C-terminally truncated, acted in a dominant-negative manner for CARD9-mediated cytokine production, indicating an important role for the C terminus in CARD9 signaling. We identified TRIM62 as a CARD9 binding partner and showed that TRIM62 facilitated K27-linked poly-ubiquitination of CARD9. We identified K125 as the ubiquitinated residue on CARD9 and demonstrated that this ubiquitination was essential for CARD9 activity. Furthermore, we showed that similar to Card9-deficient mice, Trim62-deficient mice had increased susceptibility to fungal infection. In this study, we utilized a rare protective allele to uncover a TRIM62-mediated mechanism for regulation of CARD9 activation. PMID:26488816

  7. Surgical report cards: the myth and the reality.

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    Henderson, Alan

    2009-09-01

    There seems no good reason for doctors to work in secret. Individual users of healthcare and the community in general, which ultimately bears the cost, are perfectly entitled to know how their health services and health providers are performing. The promulgation of surgical report cards has been hailed by some as a liberating step in the right direction. This paper seeks to analyse, from a clinician's perspective, the evolution and limitations of report cards. Ultimately, the importance of report cards will not be their immediate utility, which is minimal, but as a first step in a much wider and far more important debate about how we meaningfully measure the quality of health services and providers (including managers and bureaucrats), the likely cost of such an enterprise, how much we are willing and able to pay and how we reconcile the competing needs of information versus clinical and preventive care when all are competing for the same and inadequate pool of resources. PMID:20131525

  8. BEHAVIOR BASED CREDIT CARD FRAUD DETECTION USING SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES

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    V. Dheepa

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Along with the great increase of internet and e-commerce, the use of credit card is an unavoidable one. Due to the increase of credit card usage, the frauds associated with this have also increased. There are a lot of approaches used to detect the frauds. In this paper, behavior based classification approach using Support Vector Machines are employed and efficient feature extraction method also adopted. If any discrepancies occur in the behaviors transaction pattern then it is predicted as suspicious and taken for further consideration to find the frauds. Generally credit card fraud detection problem suffers from a large amount of data, which is rectified by the proposed method. Achieving finest accuracy, high fraud catching rate and low false alarms are the main tasks of this approach.

  9. CLUB FORMATION MECHANISM FOR TRANSPORT-COMMUNITY CREDIT CARDS

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    Ding, Yue; Kobayashi, Kiyoshi; Nishida, Junji; Yoshida, Mamoru

    In this paper, the roles of transport-community cards jointly issued by a public transport firm and retails are investigated as a means to vitalize an obsolescence shopping center located in a middle of a city. When both the price of goods supplied by the retails and the transport fares affect the consumers' behavior, there exist pecuniary externality between the behaviors of the retails and transport firms. The introduction of a transport-community cards system enables to integrate a basket of goods and transport service into a single commodity; thus, the pecuniary externality can be internalized by price coordination. In addition, the paper clarifies theoretically that the transport firm initiatively decides the price of the transportation service and the retails transfer their incomes to the transport firm so that they are induced to jointly issue the transport-community cards.

  10. A design of FPGA based intelligent data handling interfacing card.

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    Anandaraj D

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available With the increasing demand in the custom built logic for avionics systems, FPGA is used in this proposed interfacing card design. This FPGA based intelligent data handling card (IDHC for the IVHM system, will interface the data from aircraft subsystems to the aircraft digital data bus. This IDHC interfacing card is based on the Virtex-5 FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array, which provides flexibility by re-programming, so that it can be configured to the required functionality. Fault detection can be done within the FPGA and only the anomalies passed to the computer, so that the bus bandwidth can be utilized effectively and also excessive wiring can be eliminated, that would have been required for multiple individual systems. The work concentrates on designing the schematic using OrCAD.

  11. Christmas cards workshop in a Restricted Access Ward

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    Teresa García

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The Christmas cards workshop is an intervention study made in the Restricted Access Ward (RAW of Hospital Gregorio Marañón (Madrid, in December 2001, from the 5th to the 22nd. The object of this study was to assess the effectiveness of this workshop to improve the quality of the RAW patients´ hospital day, through their participation. They made 47 cards, the mean per patient was 1,52. Participation: 91,2% of the patients that fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Drawings and texts alluded to the convict´s perspective of Christmas time, from their own experience. The Christmas cards were exhibited in the hospital and they also were sent to different penitentiary institutions in Madrid, to make the RAW known. The course “Education for health for interdisciplinary projects in penitentiary institutions” was the frame of this workshop.

  12. Development of the Adolescent and Young Adult Activity Card Sort.

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    Berg, Christine; McCollum, Mary; Cho, Esther; Jason, Dawn

    2015-10-01

    Emerging adulthood defines transition to employment, higher education, and domestic life. This study describes the development of an assessment of self-reported participation in a range of age-appropriate activities. Item selection was established from literature review, feedback from youth and professionals, the former Adolescent Activity Card Sort (AACS), and the original Activity Card Sort (ACS). Iterative item selection occurred with three separate samples of emerging adults and six professionals. Test-retest reliability was evaluated. The Adolescent and Young Adult Activity Card Sort (AYA-ACS) consists of chores (11 items), leisure (13), social (10), health and fitness (9), work (10), education (8), and parenting (9). Test-retest reliability showed significant moderate to substantial Kappa agreement (.48-.85) for all domains except parenting (κ = .15). This preliminary study describes the development of the AYA-ACS to be used with individuals who encounter challenges when transitioning to young adulthood. PMID:27505902

  13. SISTEM TERPADU REKAM MEDIK RUMAH SAKIT DENGAN SMART CARD

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Dalam penelitian ini,  system terpadu rekam medik rumah sakit dibuat dengan teknologi smart card sebagai media penimpanan data  Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah  menerapkan teknologi smart card sebagai sarana  atau media penyimpan informasi pasien yang mempunyai kesederhana, keandalan, dan portabilitas  yang tinggi, sehingga meningkatkan jaminan ketersediaan data pada sebuah sistem rekam medik.Tahapan pembuatan rancang bangun sistem rekam medis ini meliputi  perancangan data flow diagram, rentity relationshipp diagram, database dan program aplikasi. Hasil dari penelitian ini menunjukan bahwa smart  card dapat digunakan  sebagai sarana  atau media penyimpan informasi pasien yang mempunyai kesederhana, keandalan, dan portabilitas  yang tinggi.

  14. Digital signature systems based on smart card and fingerprint feature

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    You Lin; Xu Maozhi; Zheng Zhiming

    2007-01-01

    Two signature systems based on smart cards and fingerprint features are proposed. In one signature system, the cryptographic key is stored in the smart card and is only accessible when the signer's extracted fingerprint features match his stored template. To resist being tampered on public channel, the user's message and the signed message are encrypted by the signer's public key and the user's public key, respectively. In the other signature system, the keys are generated by combining the signer's fingerprint features, check bits, and a rememberable key,and there are no matching process and keys stored on the smart card. Additionally, there is generally more than one public key in this system, that is, there exist some pseudo public keys except a real one.

  15. House of Cards and the Paradoxical Role of Netflix

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    Nielsen, Jakob Isak

    2013-01-01

    of the respective series – most clearly as regards representational scope (e.g. language use, sex and violence) but also as regards stylistics, narrative orchestration, thematic concerns and genre choices (see Nielsen et al, 2011). February 1st 2013 saw the launch of the first fully Netflix-funded series, House...... of Cards (2013), available exclusively on the company’s streaming service. The situation is interesting for a number of reasons. First, Netflix seems to enter into competition with the very conglomerates (particularly their premium and basic cable subsidiaries) whom they rely on for acquiring rights...... the very essence of the object of study. Can we even talk of House of Cards as a TV-series? This paper will discuss the implications of Netflix’ venture into commissioned serial fiction, describing the company’s paradoxical role in the market, the distribution strategy of House of Cards as well...

  16. Optimised to Fail: Card Readers for Online Banking

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    Drimer, Saar; Murdoch, Steven J.; Anderson, Ross

    The Chip Authentication Programme (CAP) has been introduced by banks in Europe to deal with the soaring losses due to online banking fraud. A handheld reader is used together with the customer’s debit card to generate one-time codes for both login and transaction authentication. The CAP protocol is not public, and was rolled out without any public scrutiny. We reverse engineered the UK variant of card readers and smart cards and here provide the first public description of the protocol. We found numerous weaknesses that are due to design errors such as reusing authentication tokens, overloading data semantics, and failing to ensure freshness of responses. The overall strategic error was excessive optimisation. There are also policy implications. The move from signature to PIN for authorising point-of-sale transactions shifted liability from banks to customers; CAP introduces the same problem for online banking. It may also expose customers to physical harm.

  17. Cloning and soluble expression of β-carotene converting enzyme (Asy) gene from Phaffia rhodozyma%法夫酵母β-胡萝卜素转化酶(Asy)基因的克隆及可溶性表达研究

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    曹樱; 蔡慧农; 李利君; 倪辉; 苏文金

    2013-01-01

    [Objective] We cloned the cDNA of P-carotene converting enzyme gene (asy) from Phaffia rhodozyma 7B12, a high astaxanthin-producing strain, and expressed the recombi-nant pET32-asy in E. coli BL21(DE3). Our work could lead to an important use for the study of Asy properties and further applications in vitro. [Methods] Using RACE method, we cloned the asy cDNA from Phaffia rhodozyma 7B12, and constructed recombinant plasmid pET32-asy. After optimizing the temperature and IPTG concentration, the soluble expression of Asy was achieved in E. coli BL21(DE3). pET32-asy and pACCAR16Acrtx which carried the genes chain on the synthesis of beta-carotene by acetyl CoA were co-transformed into E. coli BL21(DE3), and the changes of carotenoid species were analyzed by HPLC to detect the activity of Asy. [Results] The homology between new cloned cDNA sequence of asy gene (accession No. HM204708.1) and the only reported asy mRNA sequence (accession No. DQ002007.1) was 97%. The obtained cDNA was 1 971 bp in length, the longest open reading frame was 1 614 bp encoding 538 amino acids, and therefore the fusion protein expressed in E. coli BL21(DE3) was about 70 kD. At the optimizing condition (induced by 0.5 mmol/L IPTG, at 26 癈, 5 h), 85% fusion protein expressed by recombinant pET32-asy was soluble. Compared the components of pigment in the E. coli strain only transformed with pAC-CAR16Acrtx with the strain co-transformed with pACCAR16Acrtx and pET32-asy, we found some changes of carotenoid components. The peak presented a-carotene was disappeared and three new peaks were shown, suggested that p-cryptoxanthin which is one of themetabolic intermediates between P-carotene and astaxanthin were produced because of Asy expression. [Conclusion] Astaxanthin synthase cDNA was cloned from Phaffia rhodozyma 7B12 and the soluble expression of astaxanthin synthase in E. coli BL21(DE3) was obtained. The fusion protein had a certain activity to transform p-carotene.%[目的]从高

  18. Eesti asi / Elen Luht

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    Kaili Milki ja Kristiina Joosti disainitud padjapüürid, Sabina Kaukise kruusid, Monika Järgi vildist hoiukorvid, Terje Taltsi käsitöökalender, Mari Kõrgesaare laualamp, Ahto Sibula korterinumbriga vaas, Taavi Kuninga riidepuu Robi, Merilin Liblika sojavahast küünlad, Marko Ala lambid

  19. Effect of Colored Sticky Cards on Non-target Insects

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    Zhen CHEN; Yihang GE; Xia LIU; Rongping KUANG

    2015-01-01

    Field experiments to evaluate four different colored sticky cards for trap-ping non-target insects were conducted in an organic maize field in the Heinigou region of China. Yel ow, blue, green, and red sticky cards were used to trap insects in the field. The total number of insects species caught was 54, with 3,862 individu-als recorded. Over half of the specimens caught were non-target insects, including phytophagous insects, particularly dipteran species (including many mosquitoes) (50.3%), fol owed by target pests (37.0%), and beneficial insects (12.7%). Statistical analysis revealed a significant difference in attraction to target pests, non-target pests, and beneficial insects among treatment groups. The results showed that higher numbers of target pests (Myzus persicae Sulzer, Empoasca flavescens Fabricius, Nysius ericaecshinly Schil ing) were caught on yel ow sticky card traps compared with blue, green, or red sticky card traps, indicating that yel ow was the best trap color for target pests, with green and blue being progressively less attrac-tive. For non-target insects, including phytophagous insects, flies, and mosquitoes, higher numbers of were caught on blue sticky card traps compared with yel ow, green, or red sticky card traps. Our study indicated that blue was the most attrac-tive color for flies, especial y for the housefly, Musca domestica Linnaeus. Our study also showed that most beneficial insects exhibited preferences to particular trap col-or characteristics: yel ow was the most attractive color for parasitic wasps and lady beetles; blue was the most attractive color for hoverflies and honeybees. In contrast, green and red had no significant attraction to beneficial insects.

  20. Assessment of Macular Function Using the SKILL Card in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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    Dhamdhere, Kavita P.; Schneck, Marilyn E.; Bearse, Marcus A.; Lam, Wendy; Barez, Shirin; Adams, Anthony J.

    2014-01-01

    We assess vision function at reduced contrast and luminance in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus using the SKILL Card. The SKILL Card discriminated patients having diabetes with or without retinopathy from the controls with high overall accuracy.

  1. CMS Tracker Readout Prototype Front-End Driver PCI Mezzanine Card (Mk1) (connector side)

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    J.Coughlan

    1998-01-01

    The tracking system of the CMS detector at the LHC employs Front End Driver (FED) cards to digitise, buffer and sparsify analogue data arriving via optical links from on detector pipeline chips. This paper describes a prototype version of the FED based upon the popular commercial PCI bus Mezzanine Card (PMC) form factor. The FED-PMC consists of an 8 channel, 9 bit ADC, card, providing a 1 MByte data buffer and operating at the LHC design frequency of 40 MHz. The core of the card is a re-programmable FPGA which allows the functionality of the card to be conveniently modified. The card is supplied with a comprehensive library of C routines.The PMC form factor allows the card to be plugged onto a wide variety of processor carrier boards and even directly into PCI based PCs. The flexibility of the FPGA based design permits the card to be used in a variety of ADC based applications.

  2. Evolution of optically nondestructive and data-non-intrusive credit card verifiers

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    Sumriddetchkajorn, Sarun; Intaravanne, Yuttana

    2010-04-01

    Since the deployment of the credit card, the number of credit card fraud cases has grown rapidly with a huge amount of loss in millions of US dollars. Instead of asking more information from the credit card's holder or taking risk through payment approval, a nondestructive and data-non-intrusive credit card verifier is highly desirable before transaction begins. In this paper, we review optical techniques that have been proposed and invented in order to make the genuine credit card more distinguishable than the counterfeit credit card. Several optical approaches for the implementation of credit card verifiers are also included. In particular, we highlight our invention on a hyperspectral-imaging based portable credit card verifier structure that offers a very low false error rate of 0.79%. Other key features include low cost, simplicity in design and implementation, no moving part, no need of an additional decoding key, and adaptive learning.

  3. EuCARD-HFM dipole model design options

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    Bruchon, Mélanie; Durante, Maria; Karppinen, Mikko; Kircher, François; Manil, Pierre; Milanese, Attilio; Oberli, Luc; Perez, Juan Carlos; Rifflet, Jean-Michel; Rondeaux, Françoise; Todesco, Ezio

    2010-01-01

    The EuCARD-HFM task aims at realizing a 13 T dipole magnet with an aperture of 100 mm, which is a challenging step towards very high field accelerator magnets. This dipole, utilizing Nb3Sn superconductor, will be used in the Fresca test facility at CERN. A preliminary design study has compared two possible design layouts for the EuCARD-HFM magnet: the cos-θ and the block. This report summarizes the conclusions of this study and justifies, on the base of quantitative and qualitative arguments, our decision to pursue the detailed design with the block layout.

  4. Telematics and smart cards in integrated health information system.

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    Sicurello, F; Nicolosi, A

    1997-01-01

    Telematics and information technology are the base on which it will be possible to build an integrated health information system to support population and improve their quality of life. This system should be based on record linkage of all data based on the interactions of the patients with the health structures, such as general practitioners, specialists, health institutes and hospitals, pharmacies, etc. The record linkage can provide the connection and integration of various records, thanks to the use of telematic technology (either urban or geographical local networks, such as the Internet) and electronic data cards. Particular emphasis should be placed on the introduction of smart cards, such as portable health cards, which will contain a standardized data set and will be sufficient to access different databases found in various health services. The inter-operability of the social-health records (including multimedia types) and the smart cards (which are one of the most important prerequisites for the homogenization and wide diffusion of these cards at an European level) should be strongly taken into consideration. In this framework a project is going to be developed aiming towards the integration of various data bases distributed territorially, from the reading of the software and the updating of the smart cards to the complete management of the patients' evaluation records, to the quality of the services offered and to the health planning. The applications developed will support epidemiological investigation software and data analysis. The inter-connection of all the databases of the various structures involved will take place through a coordination center, the most important system of which we will call "record linkage" or "integrated database". Smart cards will be distributed to a sample group of possible users and the necessary smart card management tools will be installed in all the structures involved. All the final users (the patients) in the whole

  5. Analysis of payment cards in terms of user

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    Čechová, Jana

    2012-01-01

    The main goal of this thesis is to assess people’s knowledge of payment cards for those that already have one or are considering getting one, and to establish a profile of a normal cardholder. Another goal of this thesis is to perform a comparative analysis of three banks on the Czech banking market from the perspective of selected types of fees billed for card services, and from these three, to select the bank with the most favourable fees from the perspective of the customer. Bibliograph...

  6. Supplemental Fingerprint Card Data (SFCD) for NIST Special Database 9

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    Supplemental Fingerprint Card Data (SFCD) for NIST Special Database 9 (PC database for purchase)   NIST Special Database 10 (Supplemental Fingerprint Card Data for Special Database 9 - 8-Bit Gray Scale Images) provides a larger sample of fingerprint patterns that have a low natural frequency of occurrence and transitional fingerprint classes in NIST Special Database 9. The software is the same code used with NIST Special Database 4 and 9. A newer version of the compression/decompression software on the CDROM can be found at the website http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/nigos.cfm as part of the NBIS package.

  7. Strengthening Standardized Construction of Bank Card, Integrating with International Financial Circles

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    Song Lei

    2005-01-01

    @@ Following the accession to the WTO of China,bank card industry faces new competition pressure and challenges. At present, the most outstanding problem we face is, how to narrow the gap of development between the international bank card industry and that of China and keep up with fast-developing paces of international bank card as soon as possible. Objectively speaking, bank card industry of our country is still at the initial stage.

  8. A programming and a modelling perspective on the evaluation of Java card implementations

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    Hartel, Pieter H.; Jong, de, T.; Attali, Isabelle; Jensen, Thomas

    2000-01-01

    Java Card Technology has provided a huge step forward in programming smart cards: from assembler to using a high level Object Oriented language. However, the authors have found some differences between the current Java Card version (2.1) and main stream Java that may restrict the benefits of using Java achievable in smartcard programming. In particular, efforts towards evaluating Java Card implementations at a high level of assurance may be hampered by the presence of these differences as wel...

  9. CARD9-Dependent Neutrophil Recruitment Protects against Fungal Invasion of the Central Nervous System

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    Drummond, Rebecca A.; Collar, Amanda L.; Muthulekha Swamydas; Rodriguez, Carlos A.; Jean K. Lim; Laura M Mendez; Fink, Danielle L.; Hsu, Amy P.; Bing Zhai; Hatice Karauzum; Mikelis, Constantinos M.; Rose, Stacey R.; Ferre, Elise M. N.; Lynne Yockey; Kimberly Lemberg

    2015-01-01

    Author Summary CARD9 is a molecule expressed by mammalian immune cells and is centrally positioned downstream of several C-type lectin receptors, which sense fungi. The critical role of CARD9 in the activation of antifungal host defense has been highlighted by the demonstration that human mutations that disrupt the function of CARD9 are associated with the development of spontaneous life-threatening fungal infections, many of which target the central nervous system (CNS). However, why CARD9-d...

  10. ASI法速测土壤指标与植物N吸收的相关性研究%Study on Correlation between an Index of Soil N Supply Rapidly Determined by ASI Method and Plant N Uptake

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    赵洁; 王莉; 王永刚; 戴继光

    2012-01-01

    本研究选用ASI法对山西褐土41个、河南潮土73个、辽宁棕壤43个、黑龙江黑土69个土样进行了土壤硝态N(ASI-NO3--N)、铵态N(ASI-NH4+-N)、碱溶有机质(ASI-OM)的测定,同时用常规方法测定了碱解N和有机质。并对测定值进行了相关性分析。同时选取土壤进行盆栽试验以验证ASI法测定值与植物吸N量的相关性。结果表明:四类土壤ASI-NO3--N与碱解N测定结果达到了极显著相关(褐土r=0.89**,潮土r=0.79**,棕壤r=0.90**,r=0.47**),四类土壤ASI-OM与常规方法有机质测定结果均达到了极显著正相关(褐土r=0.92**,潮土r=0.88**,棕壤r=0.93**,黑土r=0.96**),ASI-NH4+-N与碱解N测定结果也均达到了极显著正相关(褐土r=0.76**,潮土r=0.64**,棕壤r=0.97**,黑土r=0.61**)。褐土、棕壤土壤ASI-NO3--N含量与植物吸N量呈极显著正相关(P〈0.01),潮土、黑土土壤ASI-NO3--N含量与植物吸N量呈显著正相关(P〈0.05)。褐土、棕壤土壤ASI-NH4+-N含量与植物吸N量呈显著正相关(P〈0.05),潮土、黑土土壤ASI-NH4+-N含量与植物吸N量相关性不显著(P〉0.05)。除褐土土壤ASI-OM含量与植物吸N量呈显著正相关外(P〈0.05),潮土、棕壤、黑土土壤ASI-OM含量与植物吸N量相关性不显著(P〉0.05)。%In this study, contents of nitrate, ammonium nitrogen and alkali-soluble organic matter in the cinnamon soil from Shanxi (41 samples), in the fluvo-aqnic soil from Henan (73 samples), in the brown soil from Liaoning (43 samples) and in the black soil from Heilongjiang (69 samples) were measured by the ASI method and the conventional method, and the correlation analysis was carried out on measured values. Simultaneously, this study confirmed the correlation characteristics between the measured value of nitrogen by ASI method and the amounts of nitrogen uptake by plant

  11. A programming and a modelling perspective on the evaluation of Java card implementations

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    Hartel, Pieter H.; Jong, de Eduard; Attali, Isabelle; Jensen, Thomas

    2000-01-01

    Java Card Technology has provided a huge step forward in programming smart cards: from assembler to using a high level Object Oriented language. However, the authors have found some differences between the current Java Card version (2.1) and main stream Java that may restrict the benefits of using J

  12. A Small One-Fiber WDM Optical Ethernet PC Card for FTTD

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    Naoto Sugimoto; Seiji Fukushima; Yasuhiro Suzuki; Yoshihisa Sakai; Hiromasa Tanobe; Takeshi Kurosaki; Kazuto Noguchi; Kimio Oguchi; Hiromu Toba

    2003-01-01

    A new generation of network interface card for fiber-to-the-desktop has been fabricated. The fabricated card is PC-card size and suitable for notebook PCs. It could become the key element in the coming optical Ethernet age.

  13. AN ANALYSIS OF THE SEPA CARDS FRAMEWORK (SINGLE EURO PAYMENTS AREA ADOPTION IN ROMANIA

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    Iuga Iulia

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The study examines the actual status and the future application of Single Euro Payments Area SEPA Cards Framework, based on Romanian experience. The paper highlights the fact that there is no national card scheme in Romania and that the local cards market

  14. Design and Use of Task Cards in the Reciprocal Style of Teaching

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    Iserbyt, Peter; Byra, Mark

    2013-01-01

    Task cards are instructional tools that combine a picture of a skill with written instructions about how to perform the skill. This article provides practical guidelines for developing research-based task cards for use in physical education classes. Fitness-related motor skills are used as examples to clarify design principles for task cards. The…

  15. Ubiquitin Ligase TRIM62 Regulates CARD9-Mediated Anti-fungal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation

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    Cao, Zhifang; Conway, Kara L.; Heath, Robert J.; Rush, Jason S.; Leshchiner, Elizaveta S.; Ramirez-Ortiz, Zaida G.; Nedelsky, Natalia B.; Huang, Hailiang; Ng, Aylwin; Gardet, Agnes; Cheng, Shih-Chin; Shamji, Alykhan F.; Rioux, John D.; Wijmenga, Cisca; Netea, Mihai G.; Means, Terry K.; Daly, Mark J.; Xavier, Ramnik J.

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    CARD9 is a central component of anti-fungal innate immune signaling via C-type lectin receptors, and several immune-related disorders are associated with CARD9 alterations. Here, we used a rare CARD9 variant that confers protection against inflammatory bowel disease as an entry point to investigatin

  16. 76 FR 7155 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Announcement of Billfish and Swordfish Catch Card Pilot...

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    ... accuracy of recreational billfish and swordfish landings data, NMFS will pilot test a new catch card... pilot test a new catch card program in Puerto Rico in 2011. The program will be implemented by the...; Announcement of Billfish and Swordfish Catch Card Pilot Program for Puerto Rico AGENCY: National...

  17. Stereotypes of Ageing: Messages Promoted by Age-Specific Paper Birthday Cards Available in Canada

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    Ellis, Shannon R.; Morrison, Todd G.

    2005-01-01

    Birthday cards are a ceremonial token that may purposefully or unintentionally transmit stereotypes about the ageing process. In the current study, the authors examined 150 age-specific paper birthday cards sold in retail outlets located in a small metropolitan area. Results suggest that a greater proportion of the cards' textual messages…

  18. Joseph Campbell, Jung, Anne Tyler, and "The Cards": The Spiritual Journey in "Searching for Caleb."

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    Thomson, Karen M.

    Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and Anne Tyler have all dealt with spiritual journeys and card reading in their writings. In his book "Tarot Revelations," Joseph Campbell discusses his first association with tarot cards, dating from 1943, when he was introduced to the symoblism of playing cards by his friend and mentor, Heinrich Zimmer. Carl Jung was…

  19. 6 CFR 37.19 - Machine readable technology on the driver's license or identification card.

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    ... license or identification card. 37.19 Section 37.19 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY REAL ID DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Minimum Documentation... identification card. For the machine readable portion of the REAL ID driver's license or identification...

  20. 6 CFR 37.15 - Physical security features for the driver's license or identification card.

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    ..., OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY REAL ID DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Minimum Documentation... identification card. (a) General. States must include document security features on REAL ID driver's licenses and... security features. REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards must contain at least three levels...

  1. 7 CFR 274.10 - Use of identification cards and redemption of coupons by eligible households.

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    ... eligible households. (a) General provisions. State agencies shall issue an ID card to each certified..., shall present the household's ID card at issuance points, retail food stores or meal services in order... member or members whose name(s) appear on the ID card shall sign the coupon books issued to the...

  2. 6 CFR 37.17 - Requirements for the surface of the driver's license or identification card.

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    2010-01-01

    ... license or identification card. 37.17 Section 37.17 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY REAL ID DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS Minimum Documentation... identification card. To be accepted by a Federal agency for official purposes, REAL ID driver's licenses...

  3. Picture This: How to Establish an Effective School ID Card Program

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    Finkelstein, David

    2013-01-01

    Most school districts do not have an ID card policy that everyone knows and follows, yet. many school districts are implementing ID card programs to address concerns about safety, efficiency, and convenience. A well-thought-out ID card program leads to greater security and smoother operations throughout the school and should thus be a priority.…

  4. How Much is it Going to Cost Me to Complete a Collection of Football Trading Cards?

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    Gerke, Oke

    2013-01-01

    Trading cards for various sports and a range of other subjects such as architecture, animals, hobbies, and war have been in existence since the late nineteenth century and still enjoy great popularity. Two of the most prominent examples are baseball cards in the U.S. and football cards in Europe. Three strategies for collecting European football…

  5. Card versus cash: empirical evidence of the impact of payment card interchange fees on end users’ choice of payment methods

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    Ardizzi, Guerino

    2013-01-01

    Interchange fees in card payments are a mechanism to balance costs and revenues between banks for the joint provision of payment services. However, such fees represent a relevant input cost used as a reference price for the final fee charged to the merchants, who may be reluctant to accept cards and induce the cardholder to withdraw cash. In this paper, we empirically verify for the first time the effect of the interchange fee on the decision to withdraw cash and compare it with that of payin...

  6. Parameter variation of the one-diode model of a-Si and a- Si/μc-Si solar cells for modeling light-induced degradation

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    For analyzing the long-term behavior of thin film a-Si/μc-Si photovoltaic modules, it is important to observe the light-induced degradation (LID) in dependence of the temperature for the parameters of the one-diode model for solar cells. According to the IEC 61646 standard, the impact of LID on module parameters of these thin film cells is determined at a constant temperature of 50°C with an irradiation of 1000 W/m2 at open circuit conditions. Previous papers examined the LID of thin film a-Si cells with different temperatures and some others are about a-Si/μc-Si. In these previous papers not all parameters of the one-diode model are examined. We observed the serial resistance (Rs), parallel resistance (Rp), short circuit current (Isc), open circuit voltage (Uoc), the maximum power point (MPP: Umpp, Impp and Pmpp) and the diode factor (n). Since the main reason for the LID of silicon-based thin films is the Staebler Wronski effect in the a-Si part of the cell, the temperature dependence of the healing of defects for all parameters of the one-diode model is also taken into account. We are also measuring modules with different kind of transparent conductive oxides: In a-Si thin film solar cells fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) is used and for thin film solar cells of a-Si/μc-Si boron- doped zinc oxide is used. In our work we describe an approach for transferring the parameters of a one-diode model for tandem thin film solar cells into the one-diode model for each part of the solar cell. The measurement of degradation and regeneration at higher temperatures is the necessary base for optimization of the different silicon-based thin films in warm hot climate

  7. Physical and tribological properties of a-Si1-xCx:H coatings prepared by r.f. plama-assisted chemical vapour deposition

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    A-Si1-xCx:H films deposited by r.f. plasma-assisted chemical vapour deposition were studied as a function of their composition. The friction and wear properties were investigated with the help of a conventional ball-on-disc apparatus. These results are correlated with chemical (Si/C atomic ratio) and structural (Raman and infrared spectroscopy) properties. The friction coefficient in a humid ambient atmosphere changes markedly with the carbon fraction and reaches a value as low as 0.05 for coatings with 70 to 90 at.% C. The carbon-rich films consist of diamond-like carbon with silicon. (orig.)

  8. Desenvolvimento e avaliação das propriedades psicométricas da versão brasileira do Addiction Severity Index 6 (ASI-6 Light

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo Desenvolver e avaliar as propriedades psicométricas de uma versão brasileira reduzida do Addiction Severity Index 6 Light (ASI-6 Light previamente proposta com base em um estudo de validação dos construtos do instrumento e desenvolver os novos escores de cada área do instrumento baseados na Teoria de Resposta ao Item (TRI. Métodos Foram entrevistados 200 sujeitos, 100 com uso problemático de álcool e outras drogas e 100 sem uso problemático. Foram calculados os escores dos indivíduos com base na TRI. As propriedades psicométricas foram avaliadas pela correlação entre os escores do ASI-6 Light e do Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST, padrão-ouro do estudo. Foram avaliados os índices de sensibilidade e especificidade. Resultados Foi encontrada alta correlação entre os escores da área “álcool” do ASI-6 Light e os escores do ASSIST em relação ao álcool (r = 0,79, correlações moderadas em relação ao tabaco (r = 0,47 e cocaína/crack (r = 0,44 e baixa (r = 0,39 em relação à maconha. Ao correlacionarem-se os escores do ASSIST e os escores da área “drogas” do ASI-6 Light, obteve-se alta correlação em relação à cocaína/crack (r = 0,85, correlações moderadas em relação ao tabaco (r = 0,57 e maconha (r = 0,68 e baixa (r = 0,29 em relação ao álcool. A área sob a curva ROC da área “álcool” foi de 0,93 e a da área “drogas” foi de 0,88. Conclusão Boas evidências de validade das áreas “álcool” e “drogas” foram apresentadas. Essa nova versão tornou-se um instrumento de fácil manejo e de rápida aplicação, contendo os itens que melhor avaliam a gravidade de problemas.

  9. SU-E-I-86: Ultra-Low Dose Computed Tomography Attenuation Correction for Pediatric PET CT Using Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASiR™)

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    Brady, S; Shulkin, B [St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: To develop ultra-low dose computed tomography (CT) attenuation correction (CTAC) acquisition protocols for pediatric positron emission tomography CT (PET CT). Methods: A GE Discovery 690 PET CT hybrid scanner was used to investigate the change to quantitative PET and CT measurements when operated at ultra-low doses (10–35 mAs). CT quantitation: noise, low-contrast resolution, and CT numbers for eleven tissue substitutes were analyzed in-phantom. CT quantitation was analyzed to a reduction of 90% CTDIvol (0.39/3.64; mGy) radiation dose from baseline. To minimize noise infiltration, 100% adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASiR) was used for CT reconstruction. PET images were reconstructed with the lower-dose CTAC iterations and analyzed for: maximum body weight standardized uptake value (SUVbw) of various diameter targets (range 8–37 mm), background uniformity, and spatial resolution. Radiation organ dose, as derived from patient exam size specific dose estimate (SSDE), was converted to effective dose using the standard ICRP report 103 method. Effective dose and CTAC noise magnitude were compared for 140 patient examinations (76 post-ASiR implementation) to determine relative patient population dose reduction and noise control. Results: CT numbers were constant to within 10% from the non-dose reduced CTAC image down to 90% dose reduction. No change in SUVbw, background percent uniformity, or spatial resolution for PET images reconstructed with CTAC protocols reconstructed with ASiR and down to 90% dose reduction. Patient population effective dose analysis demonstrated relative CTAC dose reductions between 62%–86% (3.2/8.3−0.9/6.2; mSv). Noise magnitude in dose-reduced patient images increased but was not statistically different from pre dose-reduced patient images. Conclusion: Using ASiR allowed for aggressive reduction in CTAC dose with no change in PET reconstructed images while maintaining sufficient image quality for co

  10. Voice over internet protocol with prepaid calling card solutions

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    Gunadi, Tri

    2001-07-01

    The VoIP technology is growing up rapidly, it has big network impact on PT Telkom Indonesia, the bigger telecommunication operator in Indonesia. Telkom has adopted VoIP and one other technology, Intelligent Network (IN). We develop those technologies together in one service product, called Internet Prepaid Calling Card (IPCC). IPCC is becoming new breakthrough for the Indonesia telecommunication services especially on VoIP and Prepaid Calling Card solutions. Network architecture of Indonesia telecommunication consists of three layer, Local, Tandem and Trunck Exchange layer. Network development researches for IPCC architecture are focus on network overlay hierarchy, Internet and PSTN. With this design hierarchy the goal of Interworking PSTN, VoIP and IN calling card, become reality. Overlay design for IPCC is not on Trunck Exchange, this is the new architecture, these overlay on Tandem and Local Exchange, to make the faster call processing. The nodes added: Gateway (GW) and Card Management Center (CMC) The GW do interfacing between PSTN and Internet Network used ISDN-PRA and Ethernet. The other functions are making bridge on circuit (PSTN) with packet (VoIP) based and real time billing process. The CMC used for data storage, pin validation, report activation, tariff system, directory number and all the administration transaction. With two nodes added the IPCC service offered to the market.

  11. Audio Card Systems. Technical Information Bulletin No. 13.

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    Gasser, P.

    This examination of audio card systems for computers begins by identifying the three information processing systems for sound: sound digitizing, synthesis of text, and word recognition. Specific pedagogical applications of digitized sound are then briefly discussed. The remainder of the document focuses on specifications for the working of vocal…

  12. WHAT DETERMINES WISCONSIN CARD SORTING PERFORMANCE IN SCHIZOPHRENIA

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    VANDERDOES, AJW; VANDENBOSCH, RJ

    1992-01-01

    Deficient performance on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) by patients with schizophrenia is a consistent finding. Although the test has been found sensitive to frontal lobe damage in neurological patients, it is not certain whether WCST performance in schizophrenia is caused by a structural ab

  13. Segmentation of Camera Captured Business Card Images for Mobile Devices

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    Mollah, Ayatullah Faruk; Nasipuri, Mita

    2011-01-01

    Due to huge deformation in the camera captured images, variety in nature of the business cards and the computational constraints of the mobile devices, design of an efficient Business Card Reader (BCR) is challenging to the researchers. Extraction of text regions and segmenting them into characters is one of such challenges. In this paper, we have presented an efficient character segmentation technique for business card images captured by a cell-phone camera, designed in our present work towards developing an efficient BCR. At first, text regions are extracted from the card images and then the skewed ones are corrected using a computationally efficient skew correction technique. At last, these skew corrected text regions are segmented into lines and characters based on horizontal and vertical histogram. Experiments show that the present technique is efficient and applicable for mobile devices, and the mean segmentation accuracy of 97.48% is achieved with 3 mega-pixel (500-600 dpi) images. It takes only 1.1 se...

  14. Night cough counts and diary card scores in asthma.

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    Archer, L N; Simpson, H

    1985-01-01

    A tape recording system for recording night cough in asthmatics at home is described. Objective cough counts and half hour periods containing cough did not correlate with diary card scores awarded to eight children on seven nights each. Night cough diary scores may mislead in the assessment of symptom severity.

  15. Holy Cards/Immaginette: The Extraordinary Literacy of Vernacular Religion

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    George, Diana; Salvatori, Mariolina Rizzi

    2008-01-01

    Like other seemingly ordinary materials (cookbooks, street art, scrapbooks, etc.) the subject of our investigation--holy cards or (in Italian) "immaginette"--often function as rich repositories of personal and cultural memory as well as indicators of popular literacy practices. But to relegate them to the category of ephemera, as is customary with…

  16. Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards.

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    Kimbro, Michelle

    Description can make a piece of writing come alive. This lesson plan combines art and word play, emphasizing writing for an audience while drawing on multiple intelligences. Peer review and feedback reinforces the revision process as students create trading cards by drawing pictures of monsters and describing and categorizing them in detail.…

  17. In-silico human genomics with GeneCards

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    Stelzer Gil

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Since 1998, the bioinformatics, systems biology, genomics and medical communities have enjoyed a synergistic relationship with the GeneCards database of human genes (http://www.genecards.org. This human gene compendium was created to help to introduce order into the increasing chaos of information flow. As a consequence of viewing details and deep links related to specific genes, users have often requested enhanced capabilities, such that, over time, GeneCards has blossomed into a suite of tools (including GeneDecks, GeneALaCart, GeneLoc, GeneNote and GeneAnnot for a variety of analyses of both single human genes and sets thereof. In this paper, we focus on inhouse and external research activities which have been enabled, enhanced, complemented and, in some cases, motivated by GeneCards. In turn, such interactions have often inspired and propelled improvements in GeneCards. We describe here the evolution and architecture of this project, including examples of synergistic applications in diverse areas such as synthetic lethality in cancer, the annotation of genetic variations in disease, omics integration in a systems biology approach to kidney disease, and bioinformatics tools.

  18. Simple 8085 microprocessor compatible I/O card

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    Dwivedi, Arti; Arun, P.

    2004-01-01

    A simple interfacing project with the 8085-microprocessor kits available in under graduate college labs has been discussed. The interface card to study the I-V characteristics of a p-n diode emphasizes how the microprocessor can be used to do experiments in physics. Also, since the whole project was done within Rs400/- it can easily be popularized.

  19. 78 FR 17183 - Information Collection: Grey Towers Visitor Comment Card

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    ...In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Forest Service's intent to request: (1) An extension from the Office of Management and Budget; and (2) to merge the currently approved information collection 0596- 0222, ``Grey Towers Visitor Comment Card'' with 0596-0226, ``Forest Service Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative......

  20. Finiteness of the playing time in strategy free card games

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    Aleksenko, A

    2011-01-01

    It is proved that in card games similar to 'Beggar-my-neighbour' the mathematical expectation of the playing time is finite, provided that the player who starts the round is determined randomly and the deck is shuffled when the trick is added. The result holds for the generic setting of the game.

  1. 48 CFR 2413.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Governmentwide commercial purchase card. 2413.301 Section 2413.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACTING TYPES SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES Simplified Acquisition Methods...

  2. 48 CFR 413.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Governmentwide commercial purchase card. 413.301 Section 413.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES Simplified Acquisition Methods 413.301 Governmentwide commercial...

  3. 48 CFR 13.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Governmentwide commercial purchase card. 13.301 Section 13.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES Simplified Acquisition Methods 13.301 Governmentwide...

  4. Cryptanalysis of Song's advanced smart card based password authentication protocol

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    Tapiador, Juan E; Peris-Lopez, P; Clark, John A

    2011-01-01

    Song \\cite{Song10} proposed very recently a password-based authentication and key establishment protocol using smart cards which attempts to solve some weaknesses found in a previous scheme suggested by Xu, Zhu, and Feng \\cite{XZF09}. In this paper, we present attacks on the improved protocol, showing that it fails to achieve the claimed security goals.

  5. 48 CFR 1313.301 - Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Governmentwide commercial purchase card. 1313.301 Section 1313.301 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES Simplified Acquisitions Methods 1313.301 Governmentwide...

  6. Combining card sorts and in-depth interviews

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    Saunders, MNK

    2012-01-01

    Trust research invariably asks questions about sensitive issues, highlighting the need to build rapport and trust between the researcher and participant. It may also be necessary to ensure participants are not sensitized to the focus on trust. This chapter outlines the use of a card sort, concurrent with an in-depth interview to help overcome these issues.

  7. Modelling and Implementation of Catalogue Cards Using FreeMarker

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    Radjenovic, Jelen; Milosavljevic, Branko; Surla, Dusan

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study involving the specification (using Unified Modelling Language (UML) 2.0) of information requirements and implementation of the software components for generating catalogue cards. The implementation in a Java environment is developed using the FreeMarker software.…

  8. Exploration of Data mining techniques in Fraud Detection: Credit Card

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    Khyati Chaudhary

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Data mining has been increasing as one of the chief key features of many security initiatives. Often, used as a means for detection of fraud, assessing risk as well. Data mining involves the use of data analysis tools to discover unknown, valid patterns as well as relationships in large data sets. Decades have seen a massive growth in the use of credit cards as a transactional medium. Data mining become even more common in both the private and public sectors. Data mining has been used widely in industries such as Banking, Insurance, Medicine and Retailing to reduce costs, enhance Research and increase Sales. Credit cards are much safer from theft than is cash and also a promising area for buying and sales. Credit Cards are growing as a popular medium of transaction. Therefore, Fraud Detection involves monitoring the behavior of users/customers in order to estimate, detect or avoid undesirable behavior in future. In this paper, we investigated the factors and various techniques involved in credit card fraud detection during/after transaction as well.

  9. Non-Interference and Erasure Policies for Java Card Bytecode

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    Hansen, René Rydhof; Probst, Christian W.

    2006-01-01

    Non-interference is the property of a program not to leak any secret information. In this paper we propose a notion of non-interference for an abstract version of the Java Card bytecode language. Furthermore an information-flow analysis for verifying non-interference is developed and proved sound...

  10. A parameter optimized approach for improving credit card fraud detection

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The usage of credit cards has highly increased due to high-speed innovation in the electronic commerce technology. Since credit card turns out to be the majority well-liked manner of payment for mutually online as well as habitual purchase, cases of fraud correlated through it are as well increasing. In normal Hidden Markov Model the problem of cannot find an optimal state sequence for the underlying Markov process also this observed sequence cannot be viewed as training a model to best fit the observed data. In this research, the main aim is to model the sequence of observations in credit card transaction processing using an Advanced Hidden Markov Model (AHMM and show how it can be utilized for the exposure of frauds. In this process an AHMM is initially trained with the regular manners of a cardholder. If an incoming credit card transaction is not recognized by the trained AHMM with adequately high probability, it is believed to be fraudulent. This proposed work desire to regulate the model parameters to best fit the observations. The ranges of the matrices (N and M are fixed but the elements of A,B and #960; are to be decided, focus to the rank stochastic condition. The information that can efficiently re-estimate the model itself is one of the more incredible features of HMMs this referred here as AHMM.

  11. Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs

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    2010-01-01

    Tennessee Code Annotated 49-5-108 requires the state to develop a report card or assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs. This report includes data on the performance of each institution's graduates in the following areas required by state statute: placement and retention rates, Praxis results, and teacher effect data based on…

  12. RLMS Micro-File: Current State of Catalog Card Reproduction.

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    Nitecki, Joseph Z., Comp.

    Intended as a working tool for the administrators of library reprographic processes, this compilation includes 22 papers dealing with the technology of card reproduction for library catalogs. Among the reproduction devices discussed are the Copy Cat camera, the Cataloger's Camera, the Olivetti Enlarging Copier, and the IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric…

  13. Picture card tool for holistic planning in organic plant production

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    Fog, Erik; Jørgen E. Olesen; Noe, Egon; Sørensen, Peter; Melander, Bo

    2013-01-01

    Presentation of a new tool for strategic farm planning and improving farm management. The tool is based on picture cards and is meant as an important help for the advisory service for organic farmers. The tool can help the farm manager to raise the yields and the economic performance in organic plant production.

  14. Using a Card Trick to Teach Discrete Mathematics

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    Simonson, Shai; Holm, Tara S.

    2003-01-01

    We present a card trick that can be used to review or teach a variety of topics in discrete mathematics. We address many subjects, including permutations, combinations, functions, graphs, depth first search, the pigeonhole principle, greedy algorithms, and concepts from number theory. Moreover, the trick motivates the use of computers in…

  15. 75 FR 81721 - Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing

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    2010-12-28

    ..., there are two types of debit card transactions: PIN (personal identification number)-based and signature... transactions for hotel stays or car rentals, where the exact amount of the transaction is not known at the time... electronic funds transfer (``EFT'') networks to enable their customers to withdraw funds from ATMs owned by...

  16. Singing Greeting Card Beeper as a Finger Pulse Sensor

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    Belusic, Gregor; Zupancic, Gregor

    2010-01-01

    We constructed a robust and low-priced finger pulse sensor from a singing greeting card beeper. The beeper outputs the plethysmographic signal, which is indistinguishable from that of commercial grade sensors. The sensor can be used in school for a number of experiments in human cardiovascular physiology.

  17. Do Consumers Pay More Using Debit Cards than Cash?

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    Runnemark, Emma; Hedman, Jonas; Xiao, Xiao

    We conduct an incentivized experiment to test whether the willingness to pay is higher for debit cards compared to cash for three consumer products. Our findings support this conjecture also after controlling for cash availability, spending type, price familiarity and consumption habits of the pr...

  18. Team-Building Success: It's in the Cards

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    Scarfino, Deborah; Roever, Carol

    2009-01-01

    Successful team outcomes frequently--if not always--rely upon proven techniques for managing diverse styles and strengths. In this article, the authors describe the Diversity Card Game and the benefits it offers for students and instructors. Building teams using Diversity gives students the knowledge to manage clashes that might otherwise create…

  19. Bacterial Contamination of Burn Unit Employee Identity Cards.

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    Caldwell, Nicole W; Guymon, Charles H; Aden, James K; Akers, Kevin S; Mann-Salinas, Elizabeth A

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the presence or absence of pathogenic bacteria on burn intensive care unit employees' common access cards (CACs) and identity badges (IDs) and to identify possible variables that may increase risk for the presence of those bacteria. A prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted in our regional Burn Center in which bacterial swab specimens were collected from both the CAC and ID of 10 burn intensive care unit employees in each of five cohorts (nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, physicians, and ancillary staff). Ten additional paired samples, collected from direct care staff in the outpatient burn clinic, served as control. Additional information described how the cards were worn and if/how they had been cleaned in the previous week. Fifty-eight CACs and 60 IDs were swabbed from participants. The overall contamination rate was 75%, with no trends identified based on how cards were worn. Bacteria were recovered from 86% (50/58) of CACs and 65% (39/60) of IDs, with CACs being significantly more contaminated overall than IDs (P card decontamination may reduce potential threats to patient safety as a result of nosocomial bacterial transmission.

  20. Real Electronic Commerce: Smart Cards on the Superhighway.

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    Birch, David

    1997-01-01

    Technologies of payment rather than technologies of connection are the real trigger for the expansion of electronic commerce on the Internet. This article discusses "smart cards," highlighting Mondex, the electronic purse developed in the United Kingdom. Predicts that cash will be replaced by "e-cash," which is cheaper to make, more portable, and…