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  1. Barack Obama

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    Phi Delta Kappan, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This article presents a speech that Senator Barack Obama delivered in Thornton, Colorado, in May 2008, summarizing his education beliefs and proposals. One of the highlights of Obama's education proposal is fixing the broken promises of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). As President, he will work with the nation's governors and educators to create and…

  2. Fathers of the Nation: Barack Obama Addresses Nelson Mandela

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    Elisa Bordin

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This essay analyzes Barack Obama’s Nelson Mandela Memorial speech together with other seminal texts of Obama’s political and personal creed, such as his book Dreams from My Father (1995 and his speech “A More Perfect Union” (2008. This reading becomes helpful to understand Mandela’s transnational power, which Obama uses to comment on the United States by comparing Madiba to other American “fathers of the nation.” Thus, he uproots Mandela’s from a specifically South African legacy, expands his figure, and addresses him as a transnational father of his own nation, whose power, influence, and example transcend South African borders. As a consequence of this enlargement and transnational validation of Mandela’s figure, the speech delivered at the Memorial becomes an occasion to tackle American past and future, while the memory of Madiba and his driving example in Obama’s life serve to reinforce previous positions conveyed in other discourses by the American President, such as the “A More Perfect Union” speech delivered in Philadelphia in 2008.

  3. Barack Obama, Ano I

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    ANTÔNIO LASSANCE

    2010-01-01

    Que tipo de presidente é Barack Obama?
    Este artigo sugere: nem Lincoln, como nos sonhos do
    próprio Obama, nem Carter, como os Republicanos
    pintam. Lyndon Johson é o arquétipo mais próximo,
    devido a vários aspectos. O mais importante são as
    duas agendas similares: uma, em política externa,
    herdada, é a agenda da guerra; a outra, nas políticas
    públicas domésticas, se refere à expansão dos direitos
    sociais. T...

  4. Barack Obama, Ano I

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    ANTÔNIO LASSANCE

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Que tipo de presidente é Barack Obama?
    Este artigo sugere: nem Lincoln, como nos sonhos do
    próprio Obama, nem Carter, como os Republicanos
    pintam. Lyndon Johson é o arquétipo mais próximo,
    devido a vários aspectos. O mais importante são as
    duas agendas similares: uma, em política externa,
    herdada, é a agenda da guerra; a outra, nas políticas
    públicas domésticas, se refere à expansão dos direitos
    sociais. Terá Obama o mesmo destino?

  5. President Barack Obama addresses the 146th annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences.

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    2009-06-16

    On April 27, 2009, President Barack Obama addressed members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) gathered at its 146th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. In his speech, the president shared his plans to give science and technology a central role in the nation's future and an immediate place in America's economic renewal. He outlined steps he is taking to increase research spending, achieve energy independence, and improve science education. Included was what Mr. Obama cited as the largest commitment to scientific research in American history-devoting more than 3% of our gross domestic product to research and development. "Next, we are restoring science to its rightful place," Mr. Obama told a packed NAS auditorium audience. "Under my administration, the days of science taking a backseat to ideology are over." He appealed to scientists' sense of personal responsibility to reach and educate young Americans: "I want to challenge you to use your love and knowledge of science to spark a sense of wonder and excitement in a new generation." President Obama was welcomed to the National Academy of Sciences by President Ralph J. Cicerone and John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The following is a transcript of that speech.

  6. Barack Obama, the Exodus Tradition, and the Joshua Generation

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    Murphy, John M.

    2011-01-01

    This essay explores Barack Obama's invocation of the Exodus during his 2008 presidential campaign. It argues Obama's turn to Exodus, his rare embodiment of Joshua, and his renewal of the American covenant nicely addressed major rhetorical problems that he faced. Of equal importance, his campaign oratory opens an important line of inquiry into the…

  7. Putting Barack Obama's Candidacy in Historical Perspective

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    Rogers, Ibram

    2008-01-01

    Senator Barack Obama's historic candidacy for president of the United States has generated an intense and thoughtful national discussion within Black America. His campaign has brought several issues to the fore. Recently, the author spoke with five of the most preeminent Black scholars in the nation to search out some of their thoughts on five key…

  8. Euroopa ja USA: liidus tulevikuks / Barack Obama

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    Obama, Barack, 1961-

    2010-01-01

    Ameerika Ühendriikide president kirjutab 19.-20. novembril Lissabonis toimuvast NATO tippkohtumisest, USA ja Euroopa vastastikusest vajalikkusest ning NATO-sisesest koostööst. Barack Obama leiab, et NATO ja Venemaa võiksid taaskäivitada oma suhted

  9. A Diplomacia Presidencial de Barack Obama

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    Cristina Soreanu Pecequilo

    2009-04-01

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    O artigo objetiva analisar as recentes

    iniciativas externas dos EUA por meio da diplomacia

    presidencial de Barack Obama.

  10. Start-Up Rhetoric in Eight Speeches of Barack Obama

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    O'Connell, Daniel C.; Kowal, Sabine; Sabin, Edward J.; Lamia, John F.; Dannevik, Margaret

    2010-01-01

    Our purpose in the following was to investigate the start-up rhetoric employed by U.S. President Barack Obama in his speeches. The initial 5 min from eight of his speeches from May to September of 2009 were selected for their variety of setting, audience, theme, and purpose. It was generally hypothesized that Barack Obama, widely recognized for…

  11. Unity and Duality in Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union"

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    Terrill, Robert E.

    2009-01-01

    Faced with a racialized political crisis that threatened to derail his campaign to become the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama delivered a speech on race titled "A More Perfect Union." He begins by portraying himself as an embodiment of double consciousness, but then invites his audience to share his…

  12. The NHS could learn from inspiring leaders like Barack Obama.

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    Coghill, Yvonne

    2017-02-01

    I remember November 2008 like it was yesterday. I was the lead for the NHS Leadership Academy's national Breaking Through programme for black and minority ethnic staff, and recall being at our annual conference bursting with pride at the news that Barack Obama had been elected president of the United States.

  13. The Interpersonal Metafunction Analysis of Barack Obama's Victory Speech

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    Ye, Ruijuan

    2010-01-01

    This paper carries on a tentative interpersonal metafunction analysis of Barack Obama's victory speech from the interpersonal metafunction, which aims to help readers understand and evaluate the speech regarding its suitability, thus to provide some guidance for readers to make better speeches. This study has promising implications for speeches as…

  14. Barack Obama: o polêmico Nobel da Paz

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    Virgílio Caixeta Arraes

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available O artigo trata do Prêmio Nobel da Paz
    de 2009, destinado ao Presidente Barack Obama.
    A pre miação foi considerada polêmica por ter sido
    concedida no início do seu mandato, o que dificulta
    uma avaliação equilibrada.

  15. Barack Obama, the War on Terrorism and the US Hegemony

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    TELATAR, Gökhan

    2014-01-01

    The war on terrorism constituted a vision oriented in reconstructing American hegemony by consisting of elements such that combat against terrorist organizations, democracy promotion and elimination of mass destruction weapons threat after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Barack Obama severely criticized George W. Bush administration's policies concerning the war on terrorism. Thus, he has intended to strengthen the American hegemony by maintaining this vision through more mentalist p...

  16. Positive emotions and the social broadening effects of Barack Obama.

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    Ong, Anthony D; Burrow, Anthony L; Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E

    2012-10-01

    Past experiments have demonstrated that the cognitive broadening produced by positive emotions may extend to social contexts. Building on this evidence, we hypothesized that positive emotions triggered by thinking about Barack Obama may broaden and expand people's sense of self to include others. Results from an expressive-writing study demonstrated that African American college students prompted to write about Obama immediately prior to and after the 2008 presidential election used more plural self-references, fewer other-references, and more social references. Mediation analyses revealed that writing about Obama increased positive emotions, which in turn increased the likelihood that people thought in terms of more-inclusive superordinate categories (we and us rather than they and them). Implications of these findings for the role of positive emotions in perspective-taking and intergroup relations are considered.

  17. Barack Obama : Ameerika väärib paremat / Aadu Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Aadu, 1954-

    2008-01-01

    Ameerika Ühendriikide presidendivalimiste demokraatide kandidaat Barack Obama kritiseeris parteikongressil president George W. Bushi ja vabariiklaste presidendikandidaati John McCaini. Vt. samas: Bush on meid auku ajanud; Obama ei taha külma sõda

  18. Viiteid Barack Obama valitsusstiilile võib leida tema valimiskampaaniast / Liisa Past

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    Past, Liisa

    2008-01-01

    Autor on seisukohal, et nii Barack Obama võit kui ka John McCaini leppimine oma kaotusega olid selged juba paar nädalat enne valimisi. Kirjeldades J. McCaini kampaania lõppu, märgib autor, et B. Obama võidule aitas kaasa terav majanduskitsikus ja selgem kampaaniadistsipliin. Lisad

  19. Not Stopping at First: Racial Literacy and the Teaching of Barack Obama

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    Smith, William L.

    2014-01-01

    In this article the author speaks to the teaching of Barack Obama in U.S. schools. Drawing from scholarly literature on the heroification of American historical figures in public memory, the author argues that focusing on Obama's firstness as an African American may lead students to have incomplete and misleading understandings of what the…

  20. Has the Dream Been Fulfilled? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & President Barack Hussein Obama

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    Robinson, Nichelle Boyd; Moore, Virginia J.; Williams-Black, Thea H.

    2015-01-01

    Equality for all was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and he knowingly laid the foundation for and inspired the first African-American President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, who also had the dream of "Change" for America. These men exhibited how working together can make dreams become reality. For the…

  1. Assessing the Debt: George W. Bush's Legacy and the Future of Public Education under Barack Obama

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    Means, Alex; Taylor, Kendall

    2010-01-01

    This article utilizes Gloria Ladson-Billings' notion of educational debt in order to explore the historical, economic, and cultural politics of education reform under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. It tracks the No Child Left Behind Act across a number of fields in order to claim that Bush's expansion of the educational debt should be understood…

  2. An Interview with Barack Obama: "The Most Important Skill Is Knowledge"

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    Hebel, Sara

    2007-01-01

    Barack Obama agreed to answer a series of questions submitted via e-mail to his campaign. This article presents excerpts of "The Chronicle"'s exchange with the senator and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, in which he discussed his policy suggestions for student aid and college access; the appropriate role of the federal…

  3. An Open Letter to President Barack Obama from C. Frederick Risinger

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    Risinger, C. Frederick

    2010-01-01

    This article presents an open letter to President Barack Obama written by the author to express his concerns about the increasing emphasis on mathematics and science education along with the continued emphasis on reading/language arts while a fourth major curriculum area--social studies--is being marginalized by lack of funding and reduced…

  4. Right Brain/Left Brain President Barack Obama's Uncommon Leadership Ability and How We Can Each Develop It

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    Decosterd, Mary Lou

    2010-01-01

    Right Brain/Left Brain President: Barack Obama's Uncommon Leadership Ability and How We Can Each Develop It is an inspirational guide to leadership as it should be practiced, conveyed through an up-close look at the man who sets the new leadership bar. Author Mary Lou D'costerd uses her Right Brain/Left Brain Leadership Model to frame Barack Obama's leadership skill sets. Her book shows that Obama's unique brand of leadership is the result of his extraordinary ability to leverage full-brain potential in the ways he thinks, decides, and acts. ||Right Brain/Left Brain President examines Obama's

  5. Presidents and health reform: from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama.

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    Morone, James A

    2010-06-01

    The health care reforms that President Barack Obama signed into law in March 2010 were seventy-five years in the making. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. presidents have struggled to enact national health care reform; most failed. This article explores the highly charged political landscape in which Obama maneuvered and the skills he brought to bear. It contrasts his accomplishments with the experiences of his Oval Office predecessors. Going forward, implementation poses formidable challenges for Democrats, Republicans, and the political process itself.

  6. A Tenor Analysis of Barack Obama's Speech on Boston Marathon Bombing Event

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    黄骥

    2013-01-01

    Systemic-Functional Grammar is a sociologically oriented functional linguistic approach developed by M. A. K. Halli-day. One of the focuses of SFG is register, which is composed of field, tenor and mode. Halliday particularly developed these three main parameters, which are useful for characterizing the nature of the social transaction of the participants. In this essay, the method of tenor is used for analyzing Barack Obama's speech on Boston Marathon bombing event to explore how Obama trans-fers his ideas to audience in order to achieve his goals.

  7. Thomas J. Sugrue, Not even Past. Barack Obama and the Burden of Race.

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    Gloria Wekker

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available With the title “Not even Past,” historian and sociologist Thomas J. Sugrue alludes to a motto used by Barack Obama in his most famous speech “A more perfect union,” held in Philadelphia on March 18, 2008, when, pressured by the uproar around the sermons of his pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, he positioned himself with regard to race. Obama himself borrowed the phrase from William Faulkner, who wrote “The past is not dead. In fact, it’s not even past.” The title also serves as an apt ban...

  8. Barack Obama Blindness (BOB): Absence of Visual Awareness to a Single Object.

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    Persuh, Marjan; Melara, Robert D

    2016-01-01

    In two experiments, we evaluated whether a perceiver's prior expectations could alone obliterate his or her awareness of a salient visual stimulus. To establish expectancy, observers first made a demanding visual discrimination on each of three baseline trials. Then, on a fourth, critical trial, a single, salient and highly visible object appeared in full view at the center of the visual field and in the absence of any competing visual input. Surprisingly, fully half of the participants were unaware of the solitary object in front of their eyes. Dramatically, observers were blind even when the only stimulus on display was the face of U.S. President Barack Obama. We term this novel, counterintuitive phenomenon, Barack Obama Blindness (BOB). Employing a method that rules out putative memory effects by probing awareness immediately after presentation of the critical stimulus, we demonstrate that the BOB effect is a true failure of conscious vision.

  9. Climate Cooperation——Highlights of Barack Obama's Visit to China

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    Gao Xiaosheng

    2009-01-01

    Barack Obama, the first US president who came to China in his first term, finished his four-day visit on November 18th, 2009. Many important officials ac-companied him such as Sectary of State Hillary Clin-ton, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Energy secretary Steven Chu and Trade Representative Kirk, so his visit was also interpreted as a signal to show friendliness to China.

  10. "America's Mandela": South African responses to the rise of Barack Obama

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    10187987 - Du Pisani, Jacobus Adriaan; Kim, Kwangsu

    2013-01-01

    In this article reactions in the South African media to the emergence of Barack Obama as contender in the 2008 US presidential election, then as official Democratic Party presidential candidate and then as US President-elect are analysed. The context of US-SA relations is sketched first to highlight the type of issues of US-SA relations that would be important for South Africans.Then the opinions of politicians, economists, editors, academics and letter-writers representing the pu...

  11. Beyond Post-Racial Narratives: Barack Obama and the (Re)shaping of Racial Memory in US Schools and Society

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    Smith, William L.; Brown, Anthony L.

    2014-01-01

    Drawing from the work of "cultural memory" and "racial formation theory" (Omi and Winant 1994) we explore the ascension of Barack Obama as an illustration of how "race" is understood and remembered. This article focuses on the public media discourse of the 2012 Obama re-election to illustrate how the narrative morphed…

  12. Barack Obama e os filhos da Globalização

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    Robert Allen

    2009-01-01

    O artigo sustenta que a eleição de Barack Obama, como o 44o presidente dos Estados Unidos da América, foi um evento de profunda significação histórica. Obama rompeu uma longa tradição de eleição de presidentes brancos, uma tradição legalmente reforçada pelas leis norte-americanas que negavam, durante muito tempo, o direito de voto às pessoas negras e mulheres de todas as raças. Essa história também oferece um profundo entendimento sobre o fenômeno Obama, cujo ...

  13. Mitos y símbolos en la campaña de Barack Obama

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    AracelI Soní-Soto

    2011-01-01

    El uso de las redes sociales en Internet desempeñó un papel fundamental en el triunfo electoral de Barack Obama en las últimas elecciones norteamericanas. El análisis de este fenómeno proporciona la pauta para visualizar su incidencia en la transformación cultural y política de la sociedad en la medida que propició una amplia participación ciudadana, coherente con los ideales democráticos. Sin embargo, el éxito de la contienda no se puede atribuir exclusivamente al uso de los medios, sino a l...

  14. Gobierno de Barack Obama: una explicación desde el institucionalismo

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    Javier Garay

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trata de explicar, desde el institucionalismo, los problemas domésticos que ha tenido el gobierno de Barack Obama en los Estados Unidos. Se parte del hecho que este gobierno ha tenido una buena imagen en el ámbito internacional, pero ha tenido dificultades para generar consensos en el ámbito doméstico. Para esto, en el artículo se afirma que este gobierno demócrata se aleja de los valores, cultura y sociedad estadounidenses.

  15. The Interpersonal Meaning of Personal Pronouns in Barack Obama's Inaugural Speech for a Second Term

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    殷聪慧

    2013-01-01

    The personal pronoun, as an indispensible perspective of interpersonal functions, has been frequently adopted in the public speech. According to the framework of interpersonal meaning, the paper will analyze of usage of the first person pronouns, the second pronouns and the third person pronouns analyze Barack Obama's inaugural speech for a second term, which will show how Obama makes full use of personal pronouns to achieve his political purposes.%文章以系统功能语法中的人际功能理论为基础,从人称方面对奥巴马连任的就职演讲进行人际意义的分析,对第一人称、第二人称、第三人称代词三者的分布使用进行详细讨论,旨在说明人称在人际功能分析方面的重要作用。

  16. Continuing Inequity through Neoliberalism: The Conveyance of White Dominance in the Educational Policy Speeches of President Barack Obama

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    Hairston, Thomas W.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this critical discourse analysis is to examine how the political speeches and statements of President Barack Obama knowingly or unknowingly continue practices and policies of White privilege within educational policy and practice by constructing education in a neoliberal frame. With presidents having the ability to communicate…

  17. The Relationship between Racial Identity and Perceived Significance of the Election of President Barack Obama among African American Mothers.

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    Franco, Marisa; Smith-Bynum, Mia

    2016-01-01

    African American women's racial identity is a major determinant for how they interpret the world around them, yet there is little research examining how specific aspects of racial identity are linked with attitudes about an event that has been highly significant for African-Americans: the election of President Barack Obama. The current study examined the relationship between African American mothers' racial identity and their perceived significance of the election of President Barack Obama as an indicator of reduced systemic and actual racism for African Americans, using a sample of 110 African American mothers residing in a Northeastern metropolitan area. Results revealed that racial centrality and assimilation positively predicted perceived significance of President Obama's election for diminishing racism. Implications and future directions are discussed.

  18. Mitos y símbolos en la campaña de Barack Obama

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    AracelI Soní-Soto

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El uso de las redes sociales en Internet desempeñó un papel fundamental en el triunfo electoral de Barack Obama en las últimas elecciones norteamericanas. El análisis de este fenómeno proporciona la pauta para visualizar su incidencia en la transformación cultural y política de la sociedad en la medida que propició una amplia participación ciudadana, coherente con los ideales democráticos. Sin embargo, el éxito de la contienda no se puede atribuir exclusivamente al uso de los medios, sino a la confluencia entre estos y la significación de los mensajes, cuyo arraigo se encuentra en los mitos de origen y en sus representaciones simbólicas.

  19. Barack Obama, John Lewis, and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Struggle

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    Glenn T. Eskew

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The watershed election in 2008 of Barack Obama as the first President of the United States to have African ancestry resulted from the life work of such civil rights activists as U.S. Congressman John Lewis. Born on a sharecropper’s farm in 1940, the African American Lewis grew up in segregated Alabama. As a college student in Nashville, he joined the sit-in protests and volunteered for the original Freedom Ride in 1961. He was elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, becoming the youngest speaker at the March on Washington in 1963. The radical shift to Black ultimately forced Lewis out of SNCC. Consequently Lewis capitalized on the Voting Rights Act of 1965, turned his attentions to voter registration campaigns, and continued working within the system. In 1986 he won election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Atlanta’s Fifth Congressional District, a seat he continues to hold today.

  20. François Durpaire, Olivier Richomme, L’Amérique de Barack Obama

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    Luc Benoit à la Guillaume

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Étoile montante sur la scène politique américaine, premier homme politique noir capable de séduire l’électorat blanc, Barack Obama est aujourd’hui candidat à l’investiture du parti démocrate pour les élections présidentielles de 2008. Bien que son autobiographie publiée en 1995, Dreams from my Father. A Story of Race and Inheritance, se soit vendue à plus d’un million d’exemplaires aux États-Unis, elle n’a toujours pas été traduite. Seul son dernier ouvrage, L’Audace d’espérer : une nouvelle ...

  1. Barack Obama – the new charismatic political actor - a discourse analysis

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    Ada-Maria Țîrlea

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The American president, Barack Obama, is considered to be one of the most charismatic figures of the 21st century. His speeches are the best asset through which he emphasizes this quality. Although, he hasn’t always been considered to be a successful politician, he made his entrance on the political arena in 2004, when he delivered one of his best speeches. The aim of this paper is to reveal the most important elements of a political discourse that can contribute to creating a good image of a political actor. Using the critical discourse analysis method, we are trying to see if there is a connection between a good, coherent discourse strategy and the charisma of the American leader. The sample will include his 2004 speech, delivered at the Democrats’ Convention, the speech that put him in the eyes of the media as a future American leader.

  2. "Politics 2.0": a campanha online de Barack Obama em 2008

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    Wilson Gomes

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available O artigo examina o estágio mais recente do padrão das campanhas políticas on-line em eleições presidenciais do ponto de vista dos recursos e instrumentos empregados como parte das operações de comunicação política em redes digitais. Como as eleições americanas de 2008, em geral, e a campanha on-line de Barack Obama, em particular, representam a face mais recente e, até o momento, mais exitosa desse tipo de operação política, os recursos e instrumentos empregados na campanha de Obama serão tomados como um estudo de caso. Trata-se, portanto, de uma prospecção sobre uma experiência de emprego de recursos digitais e on-line em campanhas políticas com o objetivo de reconhecer o patamar a que foram levadas as campanhas on-line e de estabelecer generalizações sobre tendências e possibilidades desse tipo de campanha política. Concluímos que, embora o uso dos recursos de comunicação digital não seja a causa do sucesso da campanha de Obama ou mesmo da mobilização gerada e da popularidade que teve entre o eleitorado jovem, eles certamente fazem parte do ambiente social e político que determinou esses fenômenos.

  3. Obama Presents Far-Reaching Climate Plan, Addresses Keystone Pipeline Proposal

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-07-01

    Stating that climate change "is a challenge that does not pause for partisan gridlock," U.S. President Barack Obama took matters into his own hands and presented a broad-based climate action plan on 25 June. The plan, which relies on existing administrative authority and does not require congressional approval, includes three primary objectives: cutting carbon pollution in the United States, preparing the nation for the impacts of climate change, and leading international efforts to address climate change.

  4. Obama Calls for More Action on Climate Change During State of the Union Address

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-02-01

    President Barack Obama called for "meaningful progress" on climate change during his State of the Union address on 12 February, saying that "for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change." Noting that "the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15," he said that there could be meaningful progress on the issue while also driving economic growth.

  5. Barack Obama et les organisations de lutte pour les droits civiques : héritages, tensions, adaptations (2004-2010)

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    Onanga Ndjila, Blanchard

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation discusses how Black Civil Rights Organizations such as the NAACP, the National Urban League and the Rainbow Push Coalition paved the way for the election of the 44th US President, Barack Obama. It specifically establishes a direct link connecting the 1965 Voting Rights Act victory won under the leadership of Dr Martin Luther King, Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young along with the Reverend Jesse Jackson’s 1984 and 1988 presidential bids, showing from a historical approach how the...

  6. Destination memory and deception: when I lie to Barack Obama about the moon.

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    Haj, Mohamad El; Saloppé, Xavier; Nandrino, Jean Louis

    2017-01-20

    This study investigates whether deceivers demonstrate high memory of the person to whom lies have been told (i.e., high destination memory). Participants were asked to tell true information (e.g., the heart is a vital organ) and false information (e.g., the moon is bigger than the sun) to pictures of famous people (e.g., Barack Obama) and, in a subsequent recognition test, they had to remember to whom each type of information had previously been told. Participants were also assessed on a deception scale to divide them into two populations (i.e., those with high vs. those with low deception). Participants with high tendency to deceive demonstrated similar destination memory for both false and true information, whereas those with low deception demonstrated higher destination memory for lies than for true information. Individuals with a high tendency to deceive seem to keep track of the destination of both true information and lies to be consistent in their future social interactions, and thus to avoid discovery of their deception. However, the inconsistency between deceiving and the moral standard of individuals with a low tendency to deceive may result in high destination memory in these individuals.

  7. Obama address touches on research, energy, and environmental issues

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-02-01

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union message, delivered on 24 January, touched on the need for basic research, energy production, support for clean energy, and environmental protection, but it included just one passing reference to climate change. In addition, the speech made no note of the Administration's recent denial of a controversial application for the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to the United States and made just an elliptical reference regarding the bankrupt Solyndra Corporation, which the administration had touted as a clean energy company. Innovation "demands basic research," Obama said, adding that Congress should not "gut these investments in our budget." Noting that one promise for innovation is American-made energy, Obama said he is directing the administration to "open more than 75% of our potential offshore oil and gas resources."

  8. The Politics of United States Foreign policy under Barack Obama La Política Exterior de los Estados Unidos en la administración de Barack Obama

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    ROBERT C LIEBERMAN

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available I devote most of this essay to the task of placing Obama's presidency in long-run historical context. Obama's election comes at a critical moment in American political history, at the end of one political era and on the edge of another. What matters in such circunstances, I will argue, is more what Obama is against than what he is for. We also need to take careful account of the political constraints on what he is and is not able to do. As the great American baseball player, Yogi Berra is supposed to have said, "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."La tarea a la que me dedico en buena parte de este ensayo es la de poner la presidencia de Barack Obama en un contexto histórico de largo plazo. Su elección a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos sucede en un momento crítico para la historia política de los Estados Unidos: marca a la vez el fin y el inicio de una era política. Sostendré que, en estas circunstancias, es más importante aquello contra lo que se opone Obama que aquello que defiende. También es necesario tomar en cuenta los constreñimientos políticos que determinará lo que podrá o no podrá hacer. En esta materia, así como, supuestamente, dijo Yogi Becerra, un gran jugador de baseball estadounidense, "es muy difícil hacer predicciones, especialmente acerca del futuro".

  9. Remembering President Barack Obama's inauguration and the landing of US Airways Flight 1549: A comparison of the predictors of autobiographical and event memory

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    Koppel, Jonathan Mark; Brown, Adam D.; Stone, Charles B.;

    2013-01-01

    We examined and compared the predictors of autobiographical memory (AM) consistency and event memory accuracy across two publicly documented yet disparate public events: the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States on January 20th 2009, and the emergency landing of US...

  10. Using group consciousness theories to understand political activism: case studies of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Ingo Hasselbach.

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    Duncan, Lauren E

    2010-12-01

    I describe and integrate several theories of group consciousness and collective action, along with 3 case studies of political activists. I have 2 goals: (1) to use the theories to help us understand something puzzling about each life and (2) to use the cases to complicate and expand the theories. Barack Obama's case raises the question of how someone with a politicized Black identity evolved into a politician working for all oppressed people and complicates racial identity development theory. Hillary Clinton's case raises the question of how a middle-class White girl raised in a conservative family became a prominent Democratic Party politician and complicates group consciousness theories by demonstrating the importance of generation and personality. Ingo Hasselbach's (a former German neo-Nazi leader) case illustrates relative deprivation theory and raises the question of whether theories developed to explain subordinate group consciousness can be applied to movements of dominant group consciousness.

  11. Cognitive metaphor in the West and the East : A comparison of metaphors in the speeches of Barack Obama and Wen Jiabao

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    Wong, Wai Yee Christine

    2012-01-01

    The thesis discusses the metaphors used in the speeches of US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. The framework is Cognitive Metaphor Theory, which introduces the idea that cognitive metaphors are conceptualizations or patterns of thought, not lingusitic phenomena, although these metaphors give rise to linguistic metaphors. The metaphorical mapping, the relations between conceptual metaphors and our experience, the differences between conceptual metaphors and poetic metapho...

  12. Spin masters how the media ignored the real news and helped reelect Barack Obama

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    Freddoso, David

    2013-01-01

    The biggest story of the election was how the media ignored the biggest story of the election.Amid all the breathless coverage of a non-existent War on Women, there was little or no coverage of Obama's war on the economy?how, for instance, part-time work is replacing full-time work; how low-wage jobs are replacing high-wage ones; how for Americans between the ages of 25 and 54 there are fewer jobs today than there were when the recession officially ended in 2009, and fewer, in fact, than at any time since mid-1997.The downsizing of the American economy wasn't the only stor

  13. O primeiro ano de governo de Barack Obama: tempestades à toda volta

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available O primeiro ano de Barak Obama à frente do governo americano foi um ano de grandes dificuldades, não só para ele, mas também para o seu partido democrata. Não só para os democratas, mas também para o povo americano. Não só para o povo americano, mas também para o povo iraquiano, e o povo do Afeganistão. E, por extensão, para todas as pessoas do mundo que ouviram seu discurso de aceitação do cargo, no dia 20 de janeiro de 2009. Os únicos que não sofreram, pelo que pude averiguar ouvindo rádio, lendo jornais e assistindo as notícias, foram os comentaristas republicanos, especialmente os ligados à tropa da cadeia de televisão Fox. Para eles, foi um ano de exultação.  Só não foi melhor porque o país não sofreu um ataque terrorista de

  14. The Obama Books Boom

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    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    As Barack Obama's rise to power inspires a flood of books, scholars hope the publishing trend will yield serious analysis. Barack Obama's rise from Illinois politics to the U.S. presidency has inspired authors to produce a flood of books chronicling the 44th commander in chief's life story and political career. Obama's political odyssey invites…

  15. Majanduskriis, vabadussammas, Barack Obama...

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    2008-01-01

    Ettevõtja Indrek Neivelt, TLÜ rektor Rein Raud, filmitegija Andres Maimik, peaminister Andrus Ansip, ajakirja Vikerkaar peatoimetaja Märt Väljataga, filmitegija Ilmar Raag avaldavad arvamust, millega läheb 2008. aasta ajalukku

  16. Barack, Berdi ja Eestibaši / Toomas Alatalu

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    Alatalu, Toomas, 1942-

    2009-01-01

    USA president Barack Obama pälvis oma diplomaatiliste oskuste eest Nobeli rahupreemia. Juttu on ka president Toomas Hendrik Ilvese kohtumistest president Barack Obama ja Türkmenistani presidendi Gurbangulõ Berdimuhamedoviga

  17. Obama y el Islam : el realismo cristiano en la retórica del discurso y la praxis política del presidente Barack H. Obama ante el Islam

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    Cepedello Boiso, José

    2014-01-01

    En el presente artículo se aborda el tema de las relaciones entre la retórica discursiva y la acción política del presidente de los EE.UU. de Barack H. Obama, en relación con uno de los elementos más determinantes de la política internacional en el mundo contemporáneo: el Islam político. Con tal fin, dado que el Islam político se constituye como la interpretación política establecida sobre la base de un credo religioso, para afrontar la cuestión, se analiza el sustrato relig...

  18. Remembering President Barack Obama's inauguration and the landing of US Airways Flight 1549: a comparison of the predictors of autobiographical and event memory.

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    Koppel, Jonathan; Brown, Adam D; Stone, Charles B; Coman, Alin; Hirst, William

    2013-01-01

    We examined and compared the predictors of autobiographical memory (AM) consistency and event memory accuracy across two publicly documented yet disparate public events: the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States on January 20th 2009, and the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549, off the coast of Manhattan, on January 15th 2009. We tracked autobiographical and event memories for both events, with assessments taking place within 2½ weeks of both events (Survey 1), and again between 3½ and 4 months after both events (Survey 2). In a series of stepwise regressions we found that the psychological variables of recalled emotional intensity and personal importance/centrality predicted AM consistency and event memory accuracy for the inauguration. Conversely, the rehearsal variables of covert rehearsal and media attention predicted, respectively, AM consistency and event memory accuracy for the plane landing. We conclude from these findings that different factors may underlie autobiographical and event memory for personally and culturally significant events (e.g., the inauguration), relative to noteworthy, yet less culturally significant, events (e.g., the plane landing).

  19. Beyond Political Rhetoric and Discourse: What Type of Educational, Socio-Economic, and Political Change Should Educators Expect of President Barack Obama?

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    Orelus, Pierre W.

    2009-01-01

    This article critically analyzes Obama's singular political victory. The author begins by laying out current racial, socio-economic, educational and political challenges that await President-elect Obama. He goes on to analyze Obama's political discourse and then questions whether or not Obama would be able to meet these challenges. The author…

  20. Let Obama be Obama! / Toomas Alatalu

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    2010-01-01

    USA politoloogi ja julgeolekueksperdi Zbigniew Brzezinski artiklist "Lootusest julguseni" ajakirjas Foreign Affairs, milles autor lahkab president Barack Obama välispoliitikat. USA Lähis-Ida poliitikast ja USA- Iisraeli suhetest

  1. Presidendikandidaat Obama tegi algust Euroopa-turneega / Kaivo Kopli

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    Kopli, Kaivo

    2008-01-01

    USA demokraatide presidendikandidaadi Barack Obama visiidist Euroopasse, kohtumisest Saksamaa kantsleri Angela Merkeliga. Barack Obama ei saanud kõnet pidada Brandenburgi värava juures, nagu ta oli soovinud. Lisa: Seni usub rahvas pigem McCaini

  2. 奥巴马两次就职演讲的修辞辨析%A Rhetorical Analysis of Barack Obama's Two Inaugural Speeches

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    朱亚丽

    2015-01-01

    Guided by western rhetorical theory, this paper analyzes the persuasion mechanism of Barack Obama’s inaugural speeches in 2009 and 2013. On the lexical level, the collective pronoun“we”, modal verbs with strong tone, like“will”,“must”, and vocabularies with positive attitude are largely used. On the sentential level, the combination of both long sentences and short sentences contributes to enhancing the momentum of speech and receiving of the audience. On the discoursive level, the rhetoric framework of both two speeches conforms to the current affairs and reaffirm the persuasive religious culture and traditional value. On the persuasive level, Obama argues from ethos, pathos and logos to convince the public.%该文以西方修辞理论为指导,分析奥巴马2009年和2013年两次就职演讲中的劝说机制。该文认为,从词汇层面来看,奥巴马大量使用了集体代词we,强语气的情态动词will、must,以及积极态度词汇;从句子层面来看,奥巴马长短句结合,在增强文章气势的同时注重听众对文章的接收;从语篇层面来看,两次演讲的修辞框架均结合时局,并重申说服力强的宗教文化和传统价值;从劝说论证来看,奥巴马分别从理性诉诸、情感诉诸、人格诉诸的视角,以理、情、信服人。

  3. How Far Will Obama Go?

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    2008-01-01

    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will have to fight an uphill battle for change Barack Obama has brought confidence and hope to frustrated Americans. They are in much higher spirits than a few monthsago, all counting on their newly elected leader to find a way out of the current predicament.

  4. Executive Orders-Barack Obama

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    National Archives and Records Administration — Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government....

  5. Obama's "Postmodernism," Humanism and History

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    Peters, Michael A.

    2009-01-01

    The term "postmodernism" has recently been used to describe President Barack Obama, and not by just one commentator. Jonah Goldberg in a recent USA Today column, the author of "Liberal Fascism," advanced the notion that Obama is a postmodernist. Webster Griffin Tarpley, Bruce Marshall & Jonathon Mowat (2008) have written a book entitled "Obama:…

  6. La política exterior de Estados Unidos bajo la dirección de Barack Obama 2008-2012 a la luz de la historia y la defensa de un complejo de seguridad regional

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    Rodríguez Prada, Beatriz Stella

    2014-01-01

    Cuando Barack Obama fue elegido presidente, se creyó que la política exterior de EE.UU. hacia Centro América y el Caribe sería más abierta, la relación con los Estados sería más cercana, habría mayor disposición a la cooperación multilateral y mayor respeto al derecho internacional, cambiando así, su estilo unilateral y su cooperación atada. Sin embargo a finales del 2009, todos los propósitos fueron poco a poco perdiéndose, afectando el entusiasmo inicial de los Estados de Centro América y e...

  7. United States and Brazil: the first talks between Barack Obama and Luís Inácio Lula da Silva

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    Virgílio Caixeta Arraes

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available United States and Brazil are historical allies, despite of certain disagreements from time to time. In the first months of Barack Obama’s government, Brazil tried to keep close ties by trying to be a political mediator in the continent and a valuable economic partner.

  8. Konservatiivid Obama poolt / Melvyn Krauss

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    Krauss, Melvyn

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Molodjozh Estonii 4. märts lk. 5. Autor kirjutab USA parteide poliitkat esindavatest presidentidest ja presidendikandidaatidest ja analüüsib Hillary Clintoni, Barack Obama ja John McCaini võimalusi

  9. Obama ja terroristid / Gwynne Dyer

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    Dyer, Gwynne

    2009-01-01

    Barack Obama USA presidendiks saamise järel on autori arvates oluliselt suurenenud oht, et terroristid võivad peagi ette võtta ulatusliku rünnaku Ameerika vastu, tekitamaks hirmutunnet USA avalikkuses

  10. Recasting the American Dream and American Politics: Barack Obama's Keynote Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention

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    Rowland, Robert C.; Jones, John M.

    2007-01-01

    This essay draws upon the work of Northrop Frye to show that stories enacting the American Dream contain elements associated with romance, and briefly traces how Ronald Reagan and conservatives utilized the romance of the American Dream to the point that many Americans associated it exclusively with conservatism. The essay then details how Barack…

  11. Obama kavatseb samal ajal kulutada ja kokku hoida / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2008-01-01

    USA tulevase presidendi Barack Obama meeskond koostab abipaketti, et luua 2010. aastaks juurde 3,5 mln. töökohta, selleks kuluks 500 mld. dollarit. Hiiglaslikust eelarvedefitsiidist. B. Obama majandusmeeskonnast

  12. President Ilves kohtus Ameerika Ühendriikide presidendi Barack Obamaga

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    2009-01-01

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves kohtus 15. juunil 2009 Washingtonis USA presidendi Barack Obama ja tema julgeolekunõuniku James Jonesiga. Vabariigi President töövisiidil Ameerika Ühendriikides 9.-16.06.2009

  13. Barack Obama’s infrastructure policies for the United States

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    Auger, J.F.

    2008-01-01

    The new president of the United States, Barack Obama, has set his policies on infrastructures. To carry them out, he will resort mostly to economics incentives and, to a lesser extent, regulatory constraints.

  14. Analysis of Interperso nal Function of Barack Obama's Victory Speech in 2012%2012年奥巴马获胜演说词的人际功能分析

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    郭滨; 胡志英

    2014-01-01

    The American President Speech plays a very important role in its political stage .A good speech can shorten the distance between the lecturer and voters , and enhance the influence of the lecturer .Barack Obama's Victory Speech in2012 is one of the best example .Based on Halliday's view of Interpersonal Function , this paper will give a thorough analysis of this speech from the three aspects of subject , modality and mood .%一篇好的政治演说能拉近演说者与选民的距离,增强其政治影响力。2012年的奥巴马获胜演说就是最好的证明。基于韩礼德的三大元功能即概念功能、人际功能、语篇功能中的人际功能,从主语、情态和语气系统三方面探讨2012年奥巴马获胜演说词的魅力所在。

  15. El poder de la Oratoria: el impacto del discurso de Barack H. Obama en la opinión pública

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    Arroyo Vázquez, María Luz

    2008-01-01

    Este artículo tiene como propósito plantear la relación que existe entre los medios de comunicación y la formación de la opinión pública, poniendo como ejemplo cómo ha sido reflejado en la prensa española el impacto de la oratoria de Obama y su victoria en las elecciones estadounidenses del año 2008. En primer lugar, examinaremos el concepto de opinión pública, centrándonos en un medio de comunicación, la prensa como creadora y reflejo de opinión pública y, en segundo lugar, tr...

  16. The Obama Administration

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    Ashbee, Edward

    2012-01-01

    Barack Obama's election as US president gave rise to hopes of radical reform. Indeed, comparisons were drawn with 1932 and there were references to ‘realignment’. Many on the left were quickly disappointed by the limited character of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the abandonment of ...

  17. Obama atentaati ei karda / Aadu Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Aadu, 1954-

    2008-01-01

    USA demokraatide presidendikandidaat Barack Obama suhtub rahulikult riigi eriteenistuste paljastatud vandenõusse, mille järgi kaks noort uusnatsi kavandasid väidetavalt tema mõrva. Vt. samas: Obamal neljaprotsendine edu

  18. Obama: vastutan AIG fiasko eest / Hendrik Vosman

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    Vosman, Hendrik

    2009-01-01

    Kuigi raskustes kindlustusfirma AIG tegi otsuse maksta oma töötajatele preemiatena miljoneid dollareid maksumaksja abipaketi raha juba 2008. aasta lõpus, võttis USA president Barack Obama vastutuse endale

  19. 77 FR 11116 - Draft National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease

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    2012-02-24

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Draft National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease AGENCY: Office of the Assistant.... SUMMARY: HHS is soliciting public input on the draft National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, which... . Background On January 4, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the National Alzheimer's Project...

  20. Grybauskaite rejects Obama's invitation / Rokas M. Tracevskis

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    Tracevskis, Rokas M.

    2010-01-01

    8. aprillil kirjutavad Ameerika Ühendriikide president Barack Obama ja Venemaa president Dmitri Medvedev Prahas uuele strateegilise tuumarelvastuse piiramise leppele alla. Samaks päevaks on Barack Obama Prahasse kutsunud Eesti, Läti, Leedu ja Rumeenia presidendid ning Poola, Tšehhi, Bulgaaria, Horvaatia, Ungari, Slovakkia ja Sloveenia peaministrid. Leedu president Dalia Grybauske loobus kutsest. Tema asemel sõidab kohtumisele peaminister Andrius Kubilius

  1. Obama pistab vabariiklastega rinda / Hendrik Vosman

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    Vosman, Hendrik

    2011-01-01

    USA president Barack Obama tutvustas riigi uut säästukava, mille keskne soov on ulatuslikult parandada maksusüsteemi ja teenida nii riigikassasse 10 aasta jooksul juurde 1,5 triljonit dollarit. Seoses vabariiklaste vastuseisuga ei ole Obamal lootust pälvida Kongressis kava heakskiitu. Diagramm: Obama kava eelarvepuudujäägi vähendamiseks.

  2. Cautiously, Scientists Put Faith in Obama Promise

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    This article reports that academic researchers are optimistic that President Barack Obama's approach to science heralds a new era of support for their work. When Mr. Obama named his top science and technology advisers only weeks after being elected, many scientists celebrated. After eight years of an administration that many academics believed…

  3. Obama Echoes Bush on Education Ideas

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama campaigned on a message of change, but when it comes to K-12 education, he appears to be walking in the policy footsteps of his recent predecessors, including George W. Bush. Obama is sounding themes of accountability based on standards and assessments. He is delivering tough talk on teacher quality, including a call for…

  4. Education in Obama's Second Term: Forward?

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    House, Jenny

    2012-01-01

    This election season, "Forward" was the watch-word of President Barack Obama's campaign. During the election battle, it stood for moving ahead with four more years of his leadership, and for the future-focused thinking the president espoused as a candidate. But what does "forward" mean for President Obama's second term in office as far as…

  5. USA politoloogid : Obama võit oleks ka Eesti oma / Laura Vetik

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    Vetik, Laura

    2008-01-01

    USA politoloogide sõnul oleks pingestunud Venemaa ja USA suhete taustal Eestile kasulikum, kui 56. USA presidendivalimised võidaks demokraat Barack Obama. Erinevate politoloogide hinnanguid. Vt. samas: Obama ja McCain loovad kabinette

  6. Üks täht on langenud: aasta Obama võidust / Kaivo Kopli

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    Kopli, Kaivo

    2009-01-01

    Autor analüüsib USA presidendi Barack Obama populaarsuse langust ning märgib, et ootused, millega kuulati B. Obama võidukõnet, on asendunud rahutuks muutunud suhtumisega tema ametis hakkama saamisesse. Lisa: 6 murtud lubadust

  7. Glorious Burdens: Teaching Obama's History and the Long Civil Rights Movement

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    Slate, Nico

    2011-01-01

    As a young child, Barack Obama learned about the civil rights movement from his mother. Obama's mother strove to instill in her multiracial son pride in being more than just literally African American. There is much to learn from Obama's history, understood both as the story of his life and as what Obama himself has said about his past and the…

  8. Black Orpheus, Barack Obama’s Governmentality

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    Donald Pease

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This essay constitutes a preliminary effort to explain the state fantasy with which Barack Obama hegemonized an alternative to the biopolitical settlement normalizing George W. Bush’s Global War on Terror (Pease 2009. In what follows, I intend to argue that Obama has not utterly displaced Bush’s Homeland State of Exception but that Obama’s governmentality presupposes it as the structuring logic through which he transformed the US state’s relationship with domestic and planetary peoples. I will be interested in particular in the role that Obama’s complex negotiation with the congeries of racial fantasies that he found condensed in the figure and the film Black Orpheus played in Barack Obama’s governmentality.

  9. Obama Plays Cheerleader for STEM

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2010-01-01

    Amid a struggling economy, a raft of foreign-policy headaches, and the tail end of a heated campaign season, President Barack Obama carved out time in his schedule last month to watch students in the State Dining Room demonstrate a solar-powered model car, a water-purification system, and a soccer-playing robot. The science fair was the fifth…

  10. Ejes Estratégicos de la Política Exterior para América Latina y el Caribe en los Gobiernos de George W. Bush y Barack Obama

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    Luis Fernando Ayerbe

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El texto aborda la percepción de Estados Unidos sobre las fuentes de inseguridad originarias de América Latina, considerada un área de bajo riesgo y prioridad de su política exterior. El análisis se concentra en la evaluación de las amenazas y desafíos a sus intereses estratégicos y las modalidades de actuación privilegiadas en la esfera regional, en que se verifican coincidencias entre las administraciones Demócratas y Republicanas en la adopción de un liderazgo con prerrogativas clasificatorias sobre los tipos de régimen político, con una agenda concebida como promoción de la convergencia hemisférica de democracias y economías liberales. En ese contexto, cabe destacar la prioridad atribuida a los países de la Alternativa Bolivariana para las Américas (ALBA como eje opositor de sus políticas.Palabras Clave: América Latina; Seguridad; Estados Unidos; Política Exterior. Strategic Priorities of Foreign Policy for Latin America and the Caribbean in the governments of George W. Bush and Barack ObamaAbstractThe paper approaches the U.S. perceptions about the sources of insecurity from Latin America, considered a low risk area and priority of its foreign policy. El análisis se concentra en la evaluación de las amenazas y desafíos a sus intereses estratégicos y las modalidades de actuación privilegiadas en la esfera regional, en que se verifican coincidencias entre las administraciones Demócratas y Republicanas en la adopción de un liderazgo con prerrogativas clasificatorias sobre los tipos de régimen político, con una agenda concebida como promoción de la convergencia hemisférica de democracias y economías liberales. The analysis focuses on assessing the threats and challenges to its strategic interests and privileged modes of action at the regional level, which verifies similarities between Republican and Democratic administrations in taking a leadership prerogatives qualifiers on the types political regime, with an

  11. Obama reassured Kubilius about U.S. security guarantees / Rokas M. Tracevskis

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    Tracevskis, Rokas M.

    2010-01-01

    Ameerika Ühendriikide president Barack Obama ja Venemaa riigipea kohtusid 8. aprillil Prahas ning allkirjastasid uue tuumarelvastuse piiramise leppe. Barack Obama oli Prahasse lõunale kutsunud Eesti, Läti, Leedu ja Rumeenia presidendid ning Poola, Tšehhi, Bulgaaria, Horvaatia, Ungari, Slovakkia ja Sloveenia peaministrid. Leedu president Dalia Grybauskaite loobus kutsest, teda asendas peaminister Andrius Kubilius

  12. The Analysis of Politic Speech in Conceptual Metaphor: Based on Speeches of Barack Obama%政治演说中的概念隐喻分析——以奥巴马不同场合讲演为例

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    张俊龙; 张润芝(编辑)

    2012-01-01

    隐喻,在政治性等不同类型的演说中起着重要的作用。演说家们常运用大量的概念隐喻来映射较为抽象的政治概念和现象。从奥巴马诸多演说中,抽取片段分析概念隐喻在政治演说中的三种形式:实体隐喻、结构隐喻和方位隐喻。%Metaphor plays an important role in political speech.Speechmaker would use a lot of conceptual metaphors to illustrate the abstract concept.This paper,based on a number of speeches by Barack Obama, shows the application of conceptual metaphor in the speeches through ontological metaphor,structural metaphor,orientational metaphor.

  13. Obama rahustab murelikku Ida-Euroopat / Jürgen Tamme

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    Tamme, Jürgen

    2014-01-01

    USA president Barack Obama puudutas kohtumistel Brüsselis, lisaks olukorrale Krimmis, Euroopa energiajulgeoleku ja Euroopa riikide kaitsekulutuste teemadele, ka NATO kohaloleku suurendamist Ida- ja Kesk-Euroopas

  14. Obama suunab kahuritule teadmata kadunud Osamale / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2009-01-01

    Autori sõnul on USA tähelepanu hajumine võimaldanud al-Qaidal peituda ja neid varjaval Talibanil uuesti tugevneda. Esimene muutus, mille Barack Obama USA presidendina tegi, oli katse islamimaailma terroristidest eemale meelitada

  15. McCainiga hakkab rinda pistma Obama / Hendrik Vosman

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    Vosman, Hendrik

    2008-01-01

    USA demokraatide presidendikandidaat Hillary Clinton ei söandanud oma allajäämist Barack Obamale tunnistada. Lisa: Obama ja McCaini seisukohad. Vt. samas: Hillary Clinton võib saada asepresidendi kandidaadiks

  16. Lihtrahvast "solvanud" Obama sai elitisti maine / Hendrik Vosman

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    Vosman, Hendrik

    2008-01-01

    USA demokraatide presidendikandidaat Barack Obama ütles San Franciscos toimunud rahakogumisüritusel, et väikelinnade inimesed on majandusraskuste tõttu kibestunud ning klammerduvad seetõttu relvade ja religiooni külge

  17. Obama ja McCaini lugu Ameerika presidendivalimistel : kes võidab? / Jonatan Vseviov

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    Vseviov, Jonatan

    2008-01-01

    Autor analüüsib USA presidendikandidaatide Barack Obama ja John McCaini valimiskampaaniat, sellel ajal esitatavat lugu minevikust ja tulevikust, kus keskseks tegelaseks on kandidaat ise ning asepresidendikandidaatide valikut. Obamal on muutuste narratiiv - soov muuta senist poliitikat, McCainil aga narratiiv kogemustest ja sõltumatusest. Vt. samas: Barack Obama; John McCain; Hendrik Vosman. Obama valmistub koostama staaride kabinetti; Evelyn Kaldoja. Michelle Obamat võrreldakse Jackie Kennedyga; Missioonitundega õlleprintsess Cindy Hensley McCain

  18. Häkkerid levitasid libauudist Obama surmast / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2011-01-01

    Häkkerid asetasid 4. juulil USA telekanalile Fox News kuuluvale Twitteri-leheküljele välksõnumi, et USA president Barack Obama olevat surnud. 2. mail Osama bin Ladeni tapmisest teatades oskas telekanal ekraanil edastada trükiveaga teadet "Obama bin Laden on surnud"

  19. Obama states obligation to act on climate change

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-11-01

    Obama states obligation to act on climate change Noting increased global temperatures, Arctic ice melt, and severe weather events, President Barack Obama said that climate change is real and called for a conversation across the country to determine what can be done about it.

  20. USA valimiste võitja võib selguda varakult - kui Obama võtab Indiana / Kaivo Kopli

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    Kopli, Kaivo

    2008-01-01

    USA presidendivalimistel suletakse valimisjaoskonnad esimesena Indianas. Demokraatide kampaania konsultandi Doug Schoeni hinnangul viitab isegi tasavägine tulemus Indianas ilmselt Barack Obama suurele üleriigilisele võidule. Reutersi vaatlejate hinnanguid. Vt. samas: Kas populaarsusküsitlused ikka ennustavad valimistulemuse õigesti? Kaart, tabelid, graafikud: Barack Obama läheb võitma

  1. Obama, where Art Thou? Hoping for Change in U.S. Education Policy

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    Au, Wayne

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Wayne Au carefully considers the educational stance of Barack Obama by exploring the president's speeches and his personnel and policy choices. Au considers the election of Obama as a moment of possibility for change in American education, but also questions whether Obama's hopeful message about education will be fully realized,…

  2. Obama sai rahupreemia liiga vara / Kaivo Kopli

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    Kopli, Kaivo

    2009-01-01

    Norra Nobeli komitee meelest väärib USA president Barack Obama rahupreemiat selle eest, et ta on andnud maailmale "parema tuleviku lootuse" oma tööga rahu nimel ja üleskutsetega vähendada tuumarelvastust kogu maailmas

  3. Obama kriisitiimi juhib tugev kolmik / Sirje Rank

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    Rank, Sirje, 1966-

    2008-01-01

    USA presidendiks valitud Barack Obama kuulutab ametlikult välja oma meeskonna liikmed. Tulevane rahandusminister Timothy Geithner ning Valge Maja koordinatsiooni nõukogu tulevane juht Lawrence Summers seisavad vastamisi finantskriisi ületamise ning finantssüsteemi stabiliseerimise ülesandega

  4. Obama Plan Champions E-Rate Fixes

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama is calling for an ambitious overhaul of the federal E-rate program, a step that many education and technology advocates have been urging for years to improve what they see as schools' badly out-of-date technological capabilities. The administration intends to ask the Federal Communications Commission to consider rechanneling…

  5. Segurança nacional e liberdades civis nos Estados Unidos: Obama e a opção pela segurança

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    Cláudio Júnior Damin

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa, à luz da experiência histórica dos EUA, as recentes denúncias de vigilância do Estado em relação aos indivíduos no governo de Barack Obama. Aborda-se a tensão entre segurança nacional e liberdades civis e como o democrata faz uma opção pela segurança, repetindo o padrão de presidentes anteriores.   The article examines, in the light of the historical experience of the U.S., recent reportsof state surveillance in relation to individuals in the government of Barack Obama. Addresses the tension between national security and civil liberties and how the Democrat did an option for safety, repeating the pattern of previous presidents.

  6. Proua Obama on murdnud nii ilusate kui ka mõjukate nimekirja / Evelyn Kaldoja

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    Kaldoja, Evelyn, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    Hiljutise Gallupi küsitluse andmetel toetab USA presidenti Barack Obamat 69 protsenti ja tema abikaasat Michelle Obamat 72 protsenti küsitlusele vastanuist. Michelle Obama populaarsusest esileedi rollis

  7. Obama jääb eestlastele võõraks / Jaanus Betlem

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    Betlem, Jaanus, 1961-

    2010-01-01

    Barack Obama näol on enamiku eestlaste jaoks tegemist järjekordse meediastaariga. Ta on nagu filminäitleja, kelle naeratus ehib seltskonnaajakirjade kaasi, kuid tegelik elu jääb lugejate eest varjatuks

  8. Obama alustab külaskäiku Venemaale keerulisel ajal / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    USA president Barack Obama alustab 6. juulil oma Moskva visiiti, mille käigus on tal kavas lisaks Kremli juhtidele kohtuda ka opositioonitegelaste ning Nõukogude Liidu viimase juhi Mihhali Gorbatšoviga

  9. Obama rääkis Afganistani strateegiast bushilikul toonil / Evelyn Kaldoja

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    Kaldoja, Evelyn, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    USA presidendi Barack Obama kinnitusel on tema uue Afganistani strateegia eesmärk lüüa Al Qaedat Pakistanis ja Afganistanis. Vt. samas: Eestigi saab lisajõude. Skeem: Ühendriikide presidendi lennuk

  10. Obama ja McCain - mida nad tähendavad Euroopale? / Kristian L Nielsen

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    Nielsen, Kristian L

    2008-01-01

    Autor leiab, et USA vabariiklaste presidendikandidaat John McCain on rohkem ilmutanud tundlikkust Euroopa murede suhtes, demokraatide kandidaat Barack Obama paistab huvituvat rohkem Aasiast ja Aafrikast kui Euroopast

  11. A Reading List for Barack--And the Rest of Us

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    Genco, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    With the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the most troops overseas since Richard Nixon's presidency, President-elect Barack Obama will certainly have his work cut out for him. But at least Obama is a reader (and a writer), and there is no better antidote to the stress of the present than an hour or so lost in a good book.…

  12. Participatory and social media to engage youth: from the Obama campaign to public health practice.

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    Goodman, Jordi; Wennerstrom, Ashley; Springgate, Benjamin F

    2011-01-01

    Barack Obama's successful campaign for the presidency has been widely attributed to the use of social networking sites, mobile devices, and interactive websites to engage previously hard-to-reach populations in political activity. Campaign communication strategies may be applicable for youth health promotion efforts, particularly for the highly stigmatized issue of mental health. In this article, we examine elements of the 2008 Obama presidential campaign's use of social media technologies and content designed to foster effective political participation among youth. We outline how the same social media technologies may be applied to public health efforts focused on reaching and providing services to the 20% of young people who have a diagnosable mental disorder. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the application of these media to date, and raise questions about the future use of these media for engaging hard-to-reach populations in addressing stigmatized public health issues.

  13. Obama võidud on tekitamas doominoefekti / Kaivo Kopli

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    Kopli, Kaivo

    2008-01-01

    USA eelvalimistel on Barack Obama olnud Hillary Clintonist edukam juba kaheksas osariigis järjest, Clinton on välja vahetanud oma kampaania juhi ja asejuhi. Mõningatel hinnangutel otsustavad võitja lõpuks nn. superdelegaadid, kes pole seotud eelvalimiste ega lubadusega üht või teist kandidaati toetada. Diagrammid, kaardid: McCain ja Obama edukad. Lisa: Delegaatide arv on kõigi puhul segane

  14. 美国总统奥巴马%President OBAMA

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    2012-01-01

    What do you know about Barack Obama? How would you rate him as a president? What are some of the good or bad things that he' s done? Do you think Obama has been a good president overall? Why? Why not? How could he have done things differently? If you were President of the United States, what three things would you do to make the country or the world a better place?

  15. African Identity, Self and Other, in Obama's "Dreams from My Father"

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    Heikal, Azza Ahmed; Aziz, Heba Mohamed Abdel

    2016-01-01

    This paper is a close examination of postcolonial and postmodern 20th century discourse with reference to Obama's "Dreams from My Father" (1995). Barack Hussein Obama (1961-present) has a colonial experience and double cultural background which formulate his views of racial discrimination, make him accept racial differences and dream of…

  16. Selective Amnesia and Racial Transcendence in News Coverage of President Obama's Inauguration

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    Hoerl, Kristen

    2012-01-01

    The mainstream press frequently characterized the election of President Barack Obama, the first African American US President, as the realization of Martin Luther King's dream, thus crafting a postracial narrative of national transcendence. I argue that this routine characterization of Obama's election functions as a site for the production of…

  17. An Analysis of the Language Features of Barack Obama’s Inaugural Speeches

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    李红梅; 吴丹; 朱耀顺

    2014-01-01

    This thesis tries to analyze the language features of Barack Obama's two inaugural speeches in 2008 and 2012 from the linguistic aspects, including sentence types as well as figures of speech which included imperative sentences, parallelism, rhetorical question, alliteration, hyperbole, simile, metaphor and so on.

  18. Obama, Semana I: Now We Will

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    Cristina Soreanu Pecequilo

    2009-01-01

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    presidente Barack Obama. Nesse sentido, analisa as

    perspectivas dos cem primeiros dias.

  19. From Crusader to Exemplar: Bush, Obama and the Reinvigoration of America’s Soft Power

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    Ellen Hallams

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available “To all the other peoples and governments who are watching today…know…that we are ready to lead once more.”Barack ObamaThe election of Barack Obama in November 2008 appeared to signal a rejuvenation of soft power ideas first articulated in the early 1990s by former Clinton official Joseph Nye. Obama rejected his predecessors crusading tone and style, seeking instead to reposition America firmly back into the exemplary tradition of US exceptionalism. He projected an image of the United States ...

  20. Obama and Comeron's Ping-pong Diplomacy Show

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    李新

    2011-01-01

    They seemed like best mates. Every time one of them got a point, they did a high five(击掌相庆 ). The men were the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and the President of the USA, Barack Obama.

  1. Obama and Cameron’s Ping-pong Diplomacy Show

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    李新

    2011-01-01

    They seemed like best mates. Every time one of them got a point,they did a high fiv(e击掌相庆). The men were the British Prime Minister,David Cameron, and the President of the USA, Barack Obama.The palling around(结伴玩耍)took place during Mr. Obama’s state

  2. The Obama Era: A Post-Racial Society?

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    Lum, Lydia

    2009-01-01

    With Barack Obama ensconced as the nation's first Black president, plenty of voices in the national conversation are trumpeting America as a post-racial society--that race matters much less than it used to, that the boundaries of race have been overcome, that racism is no longer a big problem. In this article, longtime scholars whose life's work…

  3. Obama backs U.S. bill condemning Soviets / Monika Hanley

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    Hanley, Monika

    2008-01-01

    USA senat võttis vastu resolutsiooni, mille kohaselt tuleb Ameerika Ühendriikide presidendil nõuda Venemaa valitsuselt Nõukogude okupatsiooni tunnistamist Lätis, Eestis ja Leedus. Resolutsiooni poolt hääletas ka USA presidendikandidaat Barack Obama

  4. Obama võit paistab juba ette selge / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2008-01-01

    Demokraatide presidendikandidaadi Barack Obama edu vabariiklaste kandidaadi John McCaini ees on üleriigiliste küsitluste põhjal 6-10 protsendipunkti. Mitu lõunaosariiki kalduvad toetama Obamat. McCaini toetajad Lisa: Osariikide eelistus

  5. Obama lehmakauplemine käivitus / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2008-01-01

    USA suurparteid jagunevad siserühmitusteks ja fraktsioonideks. Kui Bill Clinton pidi omal ajal leidma võimaluse, kuidas iga demokraatide vähemusrühmitus saaks valitsuses esindatud, siis nüüd peab Barack Obama arvestama, et partei põhivoolud ei tunneks end tõrjutuna. Lisa: Vabariiklased otsivad pead

  6. Obama and the Central European Summit / Rokas M. Tracevskis

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    Tracevskis, Rokas M.

    2011-01-01

    27. mail Varssavis toimunud Kesk-Euroopa riikide presidentide kohtumisel rõhutas Leedu president Dalia Grybauskaite, et Baltimaad vajavad ainult NATO abi ballistiliste rakettide tõrje osas. 27. mail toimus ka Baltimaade riigipeade Dalia Grybauskaite, Toomas Hendrik Ilvese ja Valdis Zatlersi kohtumine Varssavis asuvas Leedu saatkonnas. Varssavi oli saabunud ka USA president Barack Obama

  7. Obama Reiterates Strong Support for Science at Two Recent Appearances

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-05-01

    President Barack Obama expressed his continued strong support for science and technology in remarks at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on 29 April. His call for continued funding, for scientific integrity, and for an "all-hands-on-deck" approach to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) followed remarks he made a week earlier at the White House Science Fair.

  8. A sociologia pública em tempos de Barack Obama

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    Michael Burawoy

    Full Text Available O presente artigo, baseado em discurso dirigido à Sociedade Japonesa de Sociologia, na Universidade de Tohoku, recoloca as formulações centrais da sociologia pública, identificando os quatro estilos do fazer sociológico. Isso é feito à luz do cenário aberto com a profunda crise por que passa o sistema capitalista mundial. Mesmo ciente das diferentes tradições nacionais e da desigualdade internacional, e apesar delas, acreditamos que, como sociólogos, compartilhamos uma ambição e uma missão comum, que seria o combate ao paradigma baseado no fundamentalismo do mercado, que atualmente demonstra gravíssimos sinais de crise e de exaustão. Nesse sentido, resulta como tarefa primordial que os sociólogos canalizem as reações à crise em direção à criação de uma sociedade civil mais fortalecida e democrática, e de uma esfera pública mais robusta e inclusiva.

  9. Why Barack Obama is black: a cognitive account of hypodescent.

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    Halberstadt, Jamin; Sherman, Steven J; Sherman, Jeffrey W

    2011-01-01

    We propose that hypodescent-the assignment of mixed-race individuals to a minority group-is an emergent feature of basic cognitive processes of learning and categorization. According to attention theory, minority groups are learned by attending to the features that distinguish them from previously learned majority groups. Selective attention creates a strong association between minority groups and their distinctive features, producing a tendency to see individuals who possess a mixture of majority- and minority-group traits as minority-group members. Two experiments on face categorization, using both naturally occurring and manipulated minority groups, support this view, suggesting that hypodescent need not be the product of racist or political motivations, but can be sufficiently explained by an individual's learning history.

  10. Obama Finding Teacher Support Secure, If Tepid: Policy Rifts Complicate Obama-Teacher Dance

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Ask Antonio White what he thinks of Race to the Top--President Barack Obama's signature K-12 initiative--and the Florida teacher will tell you the competitive-grant program is a "difficult pill to swallow." Merit pay for teachers based partly on student test scores is "a joke," he says. He's also not a fan of expanding charter schools, or of U.S.…

  11. Modes of Persuasion in Barack Obama’s First Inaugural Speech

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    南华大学外国语学院

    2015-01-01

    Based on three aesthetic criteria of logos, pathos and ethos in classic rhetoric theory, this article analyzes the modes of persuasion applied in Barack Obama’s first inaugural speech. It has been found out that the perfect combination of these three appeals endows the speech with the rhetoric charm, passion and art of language which efficiently helps Obama to guarantee the political success in election.

  12. Os doze trabalhos de Obama

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    Henrique Rattner

    2010-02-01

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    A alegoria com o semideus da mitologia latina, filho de Júpiter e de Alcmena, dotado de poderes sobre humanos e chamado a executar doze tarefas impossíveis para um mortal comum não parece um exagero ao analisar os desafios políticos e econômicos enfrentados pelo atual presidente dos Estados Unidos, Barack Obama. Eleito por maioria expressiva de votos da população profundamente decepcionada pelo governo Bush e passados 300 dias desde sua posse, é possível fazer um primeiro balanço de seu governo. Obama herdou o país no meio da pior recessão das últimas décadas e deve enfrentar graves problemas na política interna e externa, sem falar da tremenda responsabilidade de recuperar o prestígio e o respeito pelo país que continua sendo a maior potência econômica e militar do mundo.

  13. Obama Uses Funding, Executive Muscle to Make Often-Divisive Agenda a Reality

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Back in 2008, it wasn't clear just where candidate Barack Obama's heart lay when it came to the big issues facing schools. Although Mr. Obama had been a community organizer, a law professor, and a state legislator, the junior U.S. senator from Illinois didn't have a long record on K-12 issues, and he rarely spoke about them in his presidential…

  14. Veteranos nos Estados Unidos: McCain ou Obama?

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    Virgílio Caixeta Arraes

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Definidos os candidatos para a corrida presidencial rumo à Casa Branca, dever-se-á delinear as propostas de governo de cada um e seus respectivos apoios dentro da sociedade americana. O presente artigo busca analisar o significado das candidaturas de John McCain e Barack Obama e suas propostas de governo, em especial no que se refere à busca pelo voto dos veteranos de guerra.

  15. Obama kohtumine dalai-laamaga ajas Hiina oodatult marru / Kaivo Kopli

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    Kopli, Kaivo

    2010-01-01

    Kui USA president George W. Bush võttis dalai-laama vastu Valges Majas ja ilmus temaga ka avalikkuse ette, siis president Barack Obama kohtub dalai-laamaga küll Valges Majas, kuid mitte Ovaalkabinetis, kus võetakse vastu välismaiseid riigitegelasi jm. tähtsaid külalisi, samuti ei astu nad ajakirjanike ette

  16. Kes on Eesti Obama? Lihtne küsimus / Raimo Ülavere

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    Ülavere, Raimo, 1970-

    2009-01-01

    USA president Barack Obama on oma esimese 11 töönädalaga "rääkinud" üles inimeste usu tulevikku. Autor arutleb, kas mõni Eesti ühiskonna liidritest, sealhulgas president, oleks selleks võimeline. Autor näeb lahendust pigem kodanikualgatuses ning soovitab osaleda "Minu Eesti" mõttetalgutel

  17. Reading Professor Obama: Race and the American Constitutional Tradition

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    Stacey Marlise Gahagan

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available "Reading Professor Obama" mines Barack Obama’s syllabus on “Current Issues in Racism and the Law” for evidence of his beliefs about race, law, and jurisprudence. The syllabus forhis 1994 seminar at the University of Chicago, which provides the reading assignments and structure for the course, has been available on the New York Times website since July 2008. Other than a few responses solicited by the New York Times when it published the syllabus, however, there has been little attention to the material Obama assigned or to what it suggests about Obama’s approach to the law and race.The class began with four weeks of foundational readings, followed by four weeks of student-led class discussions. The readings started by discussing the malleability of racial categories and progressed to cases from the nineteenth century on Native Americans and on slavery. The second day’s readings shifted to the Reconstruction era and changes in the Constitution and statutory law, as well as the rise of the “Jim Crow” system of segregation and the response of African American intellectuals. The third class covered the Civil Rights revolution and retrenchment. It included reading from such diverse figures as Robert Bork, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X. The fourth class, “Where Do We Go From Here?,” addressed some of the enduring issues of inequality facing our nation, the fragility of the African American middle class, continuing racism against African Americans, and a plea for more understanding. After the initial four class meetings, student groups selected additional readings and led class discussions on a variety of race-related topics. The syllabus has suggested topics for the presentations and brief discussion of those topics.The media has called attention to President Obama’s public relationship with Derrick Bell; notwithstanding the option to read Bell’s summaries of cases in lieu of the actual opinions, the readings have no overt

  18. Obama, in the mirror of the America Latina Press / Obama, en la Prensa Latinoamericana

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    Dr. Rogelio Rivera Fernández; rogelioriverafernandez@msn.com

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this written, was done a description and analysis over the mediatic covering directed to Barack Obama as elected president of the United States of America in the main national journals from Latin America. In particular between November 2008 and January 2009, were checked the journals: Clarín from Argentina, El Mercurio from Chile, Ultimas Noticias de Venezuela, and Excélsior, Reforma and Milenio from Mexico In this article were explained causes that have generated Obama as has been converted in mediatic phenomenon around the world with characteristics of political celebrity in Latin America. As conclusion Latin American press has been covered only the actions and movements related to Obama and his family and many of this very close to trivial and anecdotal, transforming in certain way critical sense maintained for journal lines press over the last presidents of United States. En el escrito se hace una descripción y análisis, a la luz de la teoría de media setting, sobre la cobertura mediática que tuvo Barack Obama como presidente electo de los Estados Unidos en los principales diarios nacionales de América Latina. En lo particular, se revisaron los diarios Clarín, de Argentina; El Mercurio, de Chile; Últimas Noticias, de Venezuela, y los diarios Excélsior, Reforma y Milenio, de México, entre noviembre de 2008 y enero de 2009. Se explican, también, las causas que han generado que Obama se haya convertido en un fenómeno mediático mundial y las características que ha tomado la cobertura informativa sobre esta celebridad de la política en América Latina. Se concluye que la cobertura mediática sobre los movimientos y acciones de Obama y su familia fue muy amplia y complaciente, generando miles de historias y notas periodísticas, muchas de ellas rayando en cuestiones triviales y anecdóticas, trasformando, de cierta forma, el sentido crítico que tradicionalmente había prevalecido en la prensa latina sobre los mandatarios de los

  19. When journalists say what a candidate doesn't: race, nation and the 2008 Obama presidential campaign

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    Sheets, P.; Rowling, C.M.

    2015-01-01

    Research indicates that U.S. news coverage of non-White political candidates tends to be race-focused and often prompts White voters to bring racial considerations to the polls. Indeed, racial considerations likely cost Barack Obama a significant percentage of White voters in the 2008 presidential e

  20. Attitudes toward blacks in the Obama era changing distributions and impacts on job approval and electoral choice, 2008-2012

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    Pasek, Josh; Stark, Tobias; Krosnick, Jon A.; Tompson, Trevor; Payne, B. Keith

    2014-01-01

    Much published research indicates that voting behavior in the 2008 presidential election and evaluations of Barack Obama were importantly influenced by anti-Black sentiment. Various psychological theories made opposing predictions as to whether exposure to the first Black president during his first

  1. Why Obama needs drones

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    Ulrich, Philip Christian

    Briefet analyserer amerikansk dronepolitik under Obama administrationen og argumenterer for at droner fortsat vil spille en central rolle i amerikansk sikkerhedspolitik.......Briefet analyserer amerikansk dronepolitik under Obama administrationen og argumenterer for at droner fortsat vil spille en central rolle i amerikansk sikkerhedspolitik....

  2. Obama's Education Record

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    Petrilli, Michael; Eberhardt, Tyson

    2012-01-01

    In the fourth and final year of the first term of the Obama administration, enough time has elapsed to provide an opportunity for at least an interim assessment. Senator Lamar Alexander has commented that he has "a lot of admiration" for Obama's education secretary, Arne Duncan, and "respect" for the president's "positions on kindergarten through…

  3. Obama forsvarede dronerne

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    Ulrich, Philip Christian

    2013-01-01

    En analyse af præsident Obamas tale den 23-05-2013, samt en kritik af nogle danske mediers fortolkning af talen......En analyse af præsident Obamas tale den 23-05-2013, samt en kritik af nogle danske mediers fortolkning af talen...

  4. Reading Professor Obama: Race and the American Constitutional Tradition

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    Stacey Marlise Gahagan; Alfred L. Brophy

    2015-01-01

    "Reading Professor Obama" mines Barack Obama’s syllabus on “Current Issues in Racism and the Law” for evidence of his beliefs about race, law, and jurisprudence. The syllabus forhis 1994 seminar at the University of Chicago, which provides the reading assignments and structure for the course, has been available on the New York Times website since July 2008. Other than a few responses solicited by the New York Times when it published the syllabus, however, there has been little attention to th...

  5. Obama Budget Proposal Would Increase Science Agency Funding

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-02-01

    Although the Obama administration’s $3.8 trillion U.S. federal budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2011, announced on 1 February, would push the federal deficit to $1.6 trillion and include a 3-year budget freeze for a number of nondefense programs, science and technology “are doing very well,” according to John Holdren, assistant to the president for science and technology. While President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union speech his intention to hold down costs, it “did not mean he was imposing a mindless across-the-board freeze,” Holdren said at a 2 February briefing. “In making the tough decisions embodied in the 2011 budget, he managed to preserve and expand what most needed to be preserved and expanded in the government's investments in research and development, and in science, technology, engineering, and math education.”

  6. "So Let's Talk. Let's Chat. Let's Start a Dialog": An Analysis of the Conversation Metaphor Employed in Clinton's and Obama's YouTube Campaign Clips

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    Duman, Steve; Locher, Miriam A.

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines how two American presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, make use of a VIDEO EXCHANGE IS CONVERSATION metaphor on YouTube, a channel of communication that allows the exchange of video clips on the Internet. It is argued that the politicians exploit the metaphor for its connotations of creating involvement and…

  7. Moskva majandusanalüütik : annaks jumal, et Obama saaks mõistlikud valged nõunikud / Konstantin Simonov ; interv. Andres Reimer

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    Simonov, Konstantin

    2008-01-01

    Venemaa poliitkonjunktuuri instituudi ja rahvusliku energeetikajulgeoleku fondi juht leiab, et purunemas on illusioon, et Barack Obama võiks olla John McCainist Venemaa vastu sõbralikum ning et USA presidendivalimiste eelvalimistel rikuti massiliselt eelvalimiste hääletussedelite jagamise nõudeid

  8. What Has President Obama Done?

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    Jennings, Jack

    2012-01-01

    In the election battle between former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama, the writer looks at Obama's record and concludes he's earned a second shot, especially considering how different his policies are from his competitor's. Amid a climate of scarce resources and even scarcer political goodwill, President Obama has taken steps to provide all…

  9. Obama Outlines NCLB Flexibility

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    McNeil, Michele; Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    The Obama administration will waive cornerstone requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, including the 2014 deadline for all students to be proficient in math and reading/language arts, and will give states the freedom to set their own student-achievement goals and design their own interventions for failing schools. In exchange for that…

  10. Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father and African American Literature

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    Daniel Stein

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This article provides a series of close readings of Barack Obama’s autobiography Dreams from My Father. It places the narrative within the history of African American literature and rhetoric and argues that Obama uses the text to create a life story that resonates with central concepts of African American selfhood and black male identity, including double consciousness, invisibility, and black nationalism. The article reads Dreams from My Father as an attempt to arrive at a state of “functional Blackness,” which moves away from questions of racial authenticity and identity politics but recognizes the narrative powers of African American literature to shape a convincing and appealing black self.

  11. McCain & Obama versus a administração Bush: economia e segurança nacional

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    Estados Unidos. Analisa a plataforma econômica

    dos dois candidatos: Barack Obama e John McCain.

  12. Changes in Racial Identity among African American College Students Following the Election of Barack Obama

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    Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E.; Burrow, Anthony L.; Ong, Anthony D.

    2011-01-01

    The current study considered the influence of the 2008 presidential election on the racial identity of African American college students (M[subscript age] = 19.3 years; 26.3% male). The design of the study consisted of 2 components: longitudinal and daily. The longitudinal component assessed 3 dimensions of racial identity (centrality, private…

  13. Barack Obama, the First African-American President of the United States

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    张菲尔

    2009-01-01

    巴拉克·奥巴马用他独特的传奇经历、非凡的口才、坚韧的毅力和竞选中所取得的不俗战绩,向美国民众全情演绎了一个现实版的“美国梦”。在他的身上,人们看到了希望的伟大、梦想的力量,而且这一切可以超越种族与肤色.

  14. Changes in racial identity among African American college students following the election of Barack Obama.

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    Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E; Burrow, Anthony L; Ong, Anthony D

    2011-11-01

    The current study considered the influence of the 2008 presidential election on the racial identity of African American college students (M(age) = 19.3 years; 26.3% male). The design of the study consisted of 2 components: longitudinal and daily. The longitudinal component assessed 3 dimensions of racial identity (centrality, private regard, and public regard) 2 weeks before and 5 months after the election, and the daily diary component assessed racial identity and identity exploration on the days immediately before and after the election. Daily items measuring identity exploration focused on how much individuals thought about issues relating to their race. Analyses considered the immediate effects of the election on identity exploration and the extent to which changes in exploration were shaped by racial identity measured prior to the election. We also considered immediate and longer term changes in racial identity following the election and the extent to which longer term changes were conditioned by identity exploration. Findings suggest that the election served as an "encounter" experience (Cross, 1991, 1995, pp. 60-61), which led to increases in identity exploration. Moreover, analyses confirmed that changes in identity exploration were most pronounced among those with higher levels of racial centrality. Results also suggest that the election had both an immediate and a longer term influence on racial identity, which in some instances was conditioned by identity exploration.

  15. Thematic Structure in Barack Obama's Press Conference: A Systemic Functional Grammar Study

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    Kuswoyo, Heri

    2016-01-01

    This article looks into the theme--rheme pattern of presidential press conference that can be employed by speakers to organize the text in order to have a texture. Since a message should be conveyed in clause contextually and co-textually. Therefore, the objectives of this study are to analyze and describe the theme-rheme pattern employed in…

  16. From Lafayette to Barack Obama: Past and Future in a Quilt Exhibit

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    Patricia A. Turner

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available From January 7-21st of 2009, the City Hall of the Paris 5th arrondissement was the venue for the “A Patchwork of Cultures: A Traveling Exhibit from Louisiana to France” quilt exhibit currently making its way through several major cities in France (Mulhouse, Lille, Marseille, Toulouse. The eye-opening exhibit was the brainchild of Cultural Affairs Officer Lora Berg and Cultural Affairs Specialist Sophie Nadeau. While working in Louisiana, Nadeau was enthralled by a quilt exhibit commemorating...

  17. Book Review: From Bretton Woods to Barack Obama: continuity and discontinuity in the global order

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    Alfredo Crespo Alcázar

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Naím, Moisés. Prólogo de Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Repensar el mundo. 111 sorpresas del siglo XXI. Debate, 2016, 416 págs. Steil, Benn. La batalla de Bretton Woods. John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White y cómo se fraguó un nuevo orden mundial. Deusto (Ediciones Planeta, 2016, 544 págs.

  18. The 2008 Charles H. Thompson Lecture-Colloquium Presentation: From Du Bois to Obama--The Education of Peoples of African Descent in the United States in the 21st Century

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    Lee, Carol D.

    2009-01-01

    This article presents the text of a lecture delivered by American Educational Research Association President Carol D. Lee at the 29th Annual Charles H. Thompson Lecture-Colloquium Series which was held on November 5, 2008. In her lecture, Lee discussed several points of similarities between W. E. B. Du Bois and President Barack Obama. These…

  19. The Obama Doctrine - U.S. Strategic Retrenchment and its Consequences

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    Micha Woźniak

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article the author writes about the features of a strategy of retrenchment and how it can be applied to the analysis of the foreign policy of the United States during the presidency of Barack Obama. Many of the decisions made by the United States in the international arena resulted from a desire to limit involvement in world affairs, to reduce military spending, and to persuade allies to take a greater responsibility for their own security. Such a policy was motivated by strengthening the weakened position of the USA, but it also contributed to the growth of chaos in the world.

  20. Negociações internacionais em propriedade intelectual na gestão Obama

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    Henrique Zeferino de Menezes

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem o propósito de analisar as principais diretrizes de ação do governo dos Estados Unidos na gestão Barack Obama para negociações internacionais sobre o tema da propriedade intelectual, através do documento 2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, lançado em junho de 2010.  Para tanto, faz uma rápida comparação com o que fora a estratégia do governo antecessor.

  1. The power of rhetoric and the rhetoric of power: Exploring a tension within the Obama presidency

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    Rob Kroes

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available When Barack Obama acceded to the Presidency of the United States he held out the promise of a new beginning. As a master of political rhetoric he had spoken of a new start following the dismal years of the Bush administration. He would take America back to its inspirational creed of freedom and democracy. He augured a break with policies infringing on civil liberties and government under the law. Once in office, though, the power of rhetoric that had carried him into the White House ran into the hard reality of political rule under conditions of ongoing wars in far-away countries and the threat of terrorism, lurking at home and abroad. This chapter will explore how well President Obama managed to preserve democratic freedoms at home while fighting terrorism.

  2. La retórica de Obama ante el terrorismo: estudio del uso de la red social Twitter tras los atentados de Boston de abril de 2013

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    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo estudia dos aspectos de la retórica del presidente norteamericano, Barack Obama, tras los atentados de Boston de abril de 2013: el contenido de sus discursos orales y el uso que hizo de su cuenta en la red social Twitter después de los atentados. La investigación, basada en el análisis de contenido textual de los discursos y de los tuits publicados, ha permitido constatar tres hechos: Primero, que en las intervenciones públicas de Obama se mantienen las p...

  3. Obama Announces Science Education Goal at White House Science Fair

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-02-01

    With student participants in the second annual White House Science Fair as a backdrop, President Barack Obama announced on 7 February programs to help prepare new math and science teachers and to meet a new goal of having 1 million more U.S. college graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) over the next decade than there would be at the current graduation rate. That goal is outlined in a report entitled “Engage to excel,” by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), released the same day. Obama also announced several other initiatives, including a $22 million private-sector investment, led by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to invest in STEM teacher training. After he toured the science fair projects, Obama said the science fair students “inspire” him. “What impresses me so much is not just how smart you are, but it's the fact that you recognize you've got a responsibility to use your talents in service of something bigger than yourselves,” he said. What these young people are doing is “going to make a bigger difference in the life of our country over the long term than just about anything,” adding, “We've got to emphasize how important this is and recognize these incredible young people who are doing that that I couldn't even imagine thinking about at fifth grade or eighth grade or in high school.”

  4. President Obama visiidi eduka kommunikatsiooni tagas põhjalik ettevalmistus / Mariann Sudakov, Tiina Ansip, Ainar Ruussaar ...[jt.] ; intervjueerinud Kertu Kärk

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    Eestit 3. septembril 2014 külastanud USA president Barack Obama visiidi kommunikatsioonist ja planeerimisest räägivad välisministeeriumi pressiosakonna nimel pressispetsialist Mariann Sudakov, valitsuse kommunikatsioonibüroo esindaja, valitsuse meedianõunik valitsuskommunikatsiooni direktori ülesannetes Tiina Ansip, ERR-i juhatuse liige ja ajakirjanik Ainar Ruussaar, Vabariigi Presidendi avalike suhete nõunik Toomas Sildam ning USA saatkonna pressi- ja kultuuriatašee Bradley Hurst

  5. Key Obama officials leave administration

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-01-01

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is one of the latest members of the Obama administration to announce that he is leaving his position near the start of President Obama's second term in office. Salazar, who has served as interior secretary since January 2009, intends to leave the department by the end of March, the department noted on 16 January. Salazar joins a number of other key officials who are planning to leave the administration. They include Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator Jane Lubchenco, and U.S. Geological Survey director Marcia McNutt.

  6. Obama, McCain e as “Não-Questões”: o Doméstico e o Internacional

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    Cristina Soreanu Pecequilo

    2008-07-01

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    O artigo trata da eleição presidencial

    norte-americana e da possibilidade de continuidade

    e mudança a partir dos candidatos Barack Obama e

    John McCain.

  7. The Analysis of Deixis and Empathy in Pragmatics---Case study of Obama's victory speech in 2012

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    荣丽娜

    2013-01-01

    With the development of society, the criteria of selecting people in terms of their social communicative competence is increasingly high. It has even become an important one in selecting talents in many fields. Speech, especially English speech, because of its unique function in mass communication, is attracting more and more people's attention. However, the study of speech skills is not deeply studied by scholars domestic. In this thesis, the subject of this study is Barack Hussein Obama's victory speech which was made in 2012 in Chicago when he won the president election. It is clarified from two aspects. First, the function of deixis of “I” and “we” in his speech, second, from the point of empathy to list how they can be functioned in speech. It agrees that the above speech skills can help Obama make his speech more persuasive and attractive, and at the same time others can also benefit from it.

  8. Obamas krige har danske konsekvenser

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    Breitenbauch, Henrik Ø.; Larsen, Esben Salling

    2010-01-01

    Demokratisk kontrol med militæret og det civile embedsværk fordrer, at politikerne efterspørger, tilbydes og vælger mellem reelle valgmuligheder. Stjernejournalisten Bob Woodwards ny bog Obamas krige handler om den amerikanske strategiproces for krigen i Afghanistan. Bogens centrale strid er mellem...... en præsident, der ønskede flere modeller at vælge imellem for indsatsen i Afghanistan, og et militær, der kun gav præsidenten én reel valgmulighed. Obamas krige er dermed relevant for strategiprocessen i dansk forsvarspolitik, og for forholdet mellem politikere og embedsmænd i dansk politik som sådan...

  9. Obamas Fortsatte Krig mod Terror

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    Ulrich, Philip Christian

    2013-01-01

    Kronikken argumenterer for at den type overvågningsskandaler som er fulgt i kølvandet på Edward Snowdens afsløringer blot er et symptom på den nye fase af krigen mod terror som Obama administrationen har ønsket at føre USA ind i. Den nye fase vil være præget af mere efterretningsvirksomhed snarere...

  10. Pragmatic Liberalism and President Obama

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    Haroon A. Khan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This research seeks to examine the foreign policy of President Obama with special reference to Bangladesh from the point of pragmatic liberalism. Pragmatism means understanding the realities of the situation and making decisions based on thorough research of these realities. Pragmatism opposes strict adherence to ideological beliefs in pursuing foreign policy. President Obama came into power amid one of the most volatile and dangerous times in the history of the United States occupied with two foreign wars, and inherited an economy on the brink of collapse. The key features of Obama’s pragmatic liberalism in foreign policy are to promote liberal ideas as long as it does not threaten the national security interests, emphasize diplomacy in solving the conflicts, foster humanitarian issues, develop alliances and multilateral agreements, uphold the major national interests, and strengthen national security defined in terms of economic well-being. The article will analyze U.S. foreign policy toward Bangladesh based on pragmatic liberalism of President Obama.

  11. Obama administration outlines new strategy for wildfire season

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    Wendel, JoAnna

    2014-04-01

    As the wildfire season approaches, the Obama administration has released its new National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, developed by federal, state, tribal, and community partners. The strategy outlines new approaches to maintain healthy `landscapes, prepare communities for the fire season, and better address the nation's fire threats. "Through more strategic coordination with local communities the National Cohesive Strategy will help us better protect 46 million homes in 70,000 communities from catastrophic wildfires," U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

  12. Warren, McCain, and Obama Needed Fuzzy Sets at Presidential Forum

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    Ashu M. G. Solo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available During a presidential forum in the 2008 US presidential campaign, the moderator, Pastor Rick Warren, wanted Senator John McCain and then-Senator Barack Obama to define rich with a specific number. Warren wanted to know at what specific income level a person goes from being not rich to rich. The problem with this question is that there is no specific income at which a person makes the leap from being not rich to being rich. This is because rich is a fuzzy set, not a crisp set, with different incomes having different degrees of membership in the rich fuzzy set. Fuzzy logic is needed to properly ask and answer Warren's question about quantitatively defining rich. An imprecise natural language word like rich should be considered to have qualitative definitions, crisp quantitative definitions, and fuzzy quantitative definitions.

  13. Watching Children: A History of America's Race to Educate Kids and the Creation of the "Slow-Learner" Subject

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    Frenkiewich, Jeffrey C.

    2012-01-01

    On January 25, 2011, United States President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and to the nation. As part of that address, President Obama articulated his vision for American education and stated that America had "to win the race to educate our kids" (Obama, 2011, state of the union). Mr. Obama's speech…

  14. Barack Obama or Barry Dunham? The appearance of multiracial faces is affected by the names assigned to them.

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    Hilliar, Kirin F; Kemp, Richard I

    2008-01-01

    Does semantic information in the form of stereotypical names influence participants' perceptions of the appearance of multiracial faces? Asian-Australian and European-Australian participants were asked to rate the appearance of Asian-Australian faces given typically Asian names, European-Australian faces given typically European names, multiracial faces given Asian names, and multiracial faces given European names. Participants rated the multiracial faces given European names as looking significantly 'more European' than the same multiracial faces given Asian names. This study demonstrates how socially derived expectations and stereotypes can influence face perception.

  15. 美国民主党总统候选人奥巴马%Barack Obama: US Democratic Party's Presidential Candidate

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    朱文江

    2008-01-01

    在美国总统大选民主党初选中,伊利诺伊州参议员巴拉克·奥巴马(Baraek Obama)以2128张党代表票击败了纽约州参议员希拉里·克林顿。虽然正式宣布提名的民主党代表大会还没有召开,但是奥巴马实际上已经获得了民主党初选的胜利,也因此成为美国历史上第一位被主要党派提名的非洲裔总统候选人,成为了一匹真正的政治“黑”马。奥巴马的获胜,出乎之前很多专家学者的预料。本文将从奥巴马的经历人手,考察他赢得初选的原因、总结其主要竞选纲领。

  16. La base electoral de Obama, redes sociales virtuales y reales: los casos de generation engage y moms for Obama The electoral support of Obama, real and social virtual networks: the case of ‘Generation Engage’ and ‘Moms for Obama’

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    Full Text Available ResumenDespués de un año de la victoria electoral de Barack Obama, el actual presidente de los Estados Unidos mantiene unas cotas de popularidad muy elevadas, máxime si tenemos en cuenta la actual coyuntura de crisis que afecta de manera frontal a los Estados Unidos. El presente artículo, a partir del estudio de un estado concreto: Carolina del Norte, explica cuáles son las bases sobre las que se sustenta dicho apoyo, bases que tienen que ver con un trabajo realizado desde las elecciones primarias del Partido Demócrata y que se sustentan en un adecuado uso de las redes sociales, tanto virtuales como reales. Para demostrar esta hipótesis, se muestran los resultados de un vasto trabajo de campo realizado, fundamentalmente con dos redes que han centrado sus esfuerzos en afianzar el voto joven y el voto femenino: ‘Generation Engage’ y ‘Mom for Obama’.AbstractAfter one year of the election victory of Barack Obama, the current president of the United Status, has a very high level of popularity, especially bearing in mind the current crisis that affects the United States. This article, from the study of a particular state: North Carolina, explains the keys of support, keys that are related to work done since the primaries and the Democratic Party behind in an appropriate use of social networks, both virtual and real. To prove this hypothesis, we show the results of an extensive field work carried out mainly with two networks that have focused their efforts on strengthening the youth vote and women voters: Generation Engage and 'Moms for Obama.

  17. Change or Continuity in US-Latin American Policy: the Obama Record

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    Stephen J. Randall

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The article explores the ambitions, challenges, successes and perceived failures and disappointments of the policies pursued by the Democratic administrations of President Barack Obama, with particular focus on Honduras, Mexico and Colombia. The article notes the eloquent and optimistic rhetoric of Obama, in his first presidential campaign and in the early days of his first administration, commitments to significant change in U.S. policy toward Latin America. In contrast the record of the first five years of his administrations have witnessed the continuation of policies which are difficult to distinguish from those of his predecessor. The article also notes the general decline in U.S. influence in the region. There has been insignificant change in Cuban policy, save for a liberalization of family travel to Cuba. His administration implemented the controversial Free Trade Agreement with Colombia which his own party leaders had long opposed. He has maintained the funding levels of the equally controversial Plan Colombia which began under Bill Clinton, and he has continued to adhere to a largely Republican agenda on border security with Mexico.

  18. Kriisis USA valis, Euroopa rõõmustas / Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    Maailma reaktsioonidest Barack Obama valimisel USA uueks presidendiks. Vt. samas: Osariikide referendumid; Obama otsib kaastöötajaid; Katkeid maailma riigijuhtide õnnitlustest Barack Obama presidendiks valimise puhul

  19. Estonia President, Obama Discuss Cybersecurity / Eric Chabrow

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    Chabrow, Eric

    2009-01-01

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves kohtus 15. juunil 2009 Washingtonis USA presidendi Barack Obamaga. Riigipead arutasid küberkaitse küsimusi. Eesti president avaldas Ühendriikidele tänu abi eest küberkaitsekeskuse loomisel Tallinnasse. Vabariigi President töövisiidil Ameerika Ühendriikides 9.-16.06.2009

  20. Educating Latino Immigrant Students in the Twenty-First Century: Principles for the Obama Administration

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    Suarez-Orozco, Carola; Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo M.

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Carola Suarez-Orozco and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco address one of the most critical challenges facing President Obama's administration: meeting the educational needs of Latino and other immigrant children in the United States. The authors first provide a brief overview of past policies and agendas that have created a situation in which…

  1. México-Estados Unidos: problemas y retos en seguridad fronteriza en la Administración Obama

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    José María Ramos García

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se examinarán los principales problemas y retos en materia de seguridad fronteriza entre México y Estados Unidos, en la Administración del presidente Barack Obama, así como la coyuntura de inseguridad en las fronteras con México y su dilación, también se cuestionará la legitimidad gubernamental local, institucional. La premisa central es que las relaciones entre los dos países se han caracterizado por tensiones y conflictos, que reflejan la falta de impulso de procesos de gestión y planeación estratégica orientados a fortalecer la seguridad y la calidad de vida de las comunidades fronterizas mexicanas.

  2. Friends of NSFC in Obama's Cabinet

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    Yuan Youxin

    2008-01-01

    @@ On 15 December,2008,the US President-Elect Obama Picked Steven Chu for Energy Secretary.Steven Chu is an old friend of NSFC.On May 4,1998,he attended a reception of Nobel Prize winners in Beijing hosted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.The following photos were taken at the meeting.

  3. Ilves kohtus esmaspäeval USA-s Barack Obamaga

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    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves kohtus 15. juunil 2009 Washingtonis USA presidendi Barack Obamaga ja vestles temaga nii majanduskriisist kui ka Eesti missioonist Afganistanis. Vabariigi President töövisiidil Ameerika Ühendriikides 9.-16.06.2009

  4. A Corpus-based Discourse Analysis on Barack Obama’s Weekly Addresses

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    陈凯丽

    2015-01-01

    With the development and application of computational corpus, corpus linguistics has made great development. The daily life has seen the application and significance of corpus. Especialy in teaching for it can not only supply textbooks directly but also plays a large role in the outline of textbook and composition correction. Hence, corpus is widely applied.

  5. Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address: Metaphor and Values as Captivating Strategies to Celebrate a Presidency

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  6. Obama skal ikke nyde noget af Syrien

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    Ulrich, Philip Christian

    2013-01-01

    Mange har i lang tid undret sig over at konflikten i Syrien har kunnet få lov at stå på i så lang tid, uden at USA har vist lederskab og grebet ind. Det er jo den rolle vi er vant til at se USA i. Men Obama skal ikke nyde noget af at engagere sig i Syrien. Det har USA ikke råd til......Mange har i lang tid undret sig over at konflikten i Syrien har kunnet få lov at stå på i så lang tid, uden at USA har vist lederskab og grebet ind. Det er jo den rolle vi er vant til at se USA i. Men Obama skal ikke nyde noget af at engagere sig i Syrien. Det har USA ikke råd til...

  7. Adorno, Obama, and Empire: Reflections on the U.S. Presidential Election and the Next President

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    Lukas Kaelin

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available As tempting as it might be, politics is a difficult field for philosophers.Well known are Plato’s and Heidegger’s attempt to influence the political developments of their time, which went badly wrong. Much safer is it to provide an interpretation of current political events, which is the aim of this paper. The paper attempts to philosophically assess the recent U.S. presidential race and to look at some aspects of the underlying beliefs of Barack Obama that aided him in his campaign. The philosophical framework used in order to interpret the political events are mainly from the Critical Theory of Theodor W. Adorno and the neo-Marxist approach of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Further observations will concentrate on the logic and attraction of the electoral process and the dialectical logic of Sarah Palin’s statements. The first part will discuss the form of U.S. electoral politics, especially the perpetual campaign, whereas the second part will put the policiesof the next U.S. president into a philosophical context.

  8. From David Walker to President Obama: Tropes of the Founding Fathers in African American Discourses of Democracy, or The Legacy of Ishmael

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    Elizabeth J. West

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available More than a century after the Emancipation Proclamation, in a society that still others blackness, we continue to hold to the mythical humanizing power of literacy. In our own time this has been poignantly evinced in the public reception of the current President of the United States, Barack Obama. He has been internationally hailed for his written and oral eloquence, and many Americans expected that Obama’s evident intellectual prowess would reverse prevailing stereotypes of black inferiority. Obama’s rhetorical success is rooted in the longstanding literary practice of invoking the mythical founding fathers to validate text and subject. In this regard, David Walker’s Appeal (1829 represents the emergence of a long tradition of black voices invoking America’s most sacred patriarchs and their rhetoric of Americanness.

  9. Education Nation: Obama, Romney Outline Different K-12, Postsecondary Priorities

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    Dervarics, Charles

    2012-01-01

    With negative ads already rampant on radio and TV, it's clear that President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney differ on most issues. That statement carries over to education as well, as both offer starkly different views on K-12 and higher education policy for the fall campaign. Obama is touting a large increase in Pell Grants…

  10. Obama and Dreams of Blacks%浅析黑人逐梦的道路——从奥巴马说起

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    徐艳萍

    2011-01-01

    47岁的有一半黑人血统的巴拉克.胡赛因.奥巴马竞选直至当选美国第44任总统,吸引了全世界人的眼球。他的当选创造了历史,成为美国历史上第一位黑人总统。他的胜利不仅是他一人的辉煌,而且也承载了美国多少代人的梦想和企盼。事实上,巴拉克.胡赛因.奥巴马是循着前人的梦想(美国总统亚伯拉罕.林肯、黑人诗人兰斯顿.休斯、美国著名黑人民权领袖马丁.路德)一路走出的黑人总统。%That 47-year-old Barack Hussein Obama Jr.with half of the African blood won the 44th term Presidency caught the eyeballs from all over the world.His successful election has created the history,being the first black American president.His success not only shows his own grandeur but also realizes the dream and the wish of many generations of black Americans.In effect,Barack Hussein Obama Jr.rose up all the way to the White House from the dreams of his ancestors(Abraham Lincoln,16th American President;Langston Hughes,American black poet;Martin Luther King,Jr.;prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement).

  11. Os acordes de Yes we can do vídeo da campanha presidencial de Barak Obama The Yes we can chords

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    Philip Tagg

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudo sobre o loop de quatro acordes ║: Sol Maior - Si Maior - Mi Menor - Dó Maior :║ na canção Yes we can [Sim, nós podemos] do vídeo de Will.i.am (ADAMS, 2008 lançado durante a campanha presidencial de Barack Obama nos Estados Unidos. A partir da identificação de IOCMs (Materiais Interobjetivos de Comparação e PMFCs (Campos Paramusicais Conotativos da análise musemática (TAGG, 2009, compara-se Yes we can com materiais harmônicos, melódicos, rítmicos, de instrumentação e de letras de canções populares da tradição afro-britânico-americana, levando-se também em consideração as atitudes de relevantes compositores e intérpretes populares social e politicamente engajados.Study of the four-chord loop ║: G - B - Em - C :║ in the song Yes We Can from the video by Will.i.am (ADAMS, 2008 released during the 2008 US presidential campaign of Barack Obama. Departing from IOCM and PMFC identification of the musematic analysis (TAGG, 2009, Yes We Can is compared to harmony, melody, rhythm, instrumentation and lyrics found in iconic popular songs of the Afro-Bristish-American tradition, also taking into consideration the attitudes of relevant composers and performers engaged in social and political issues.

  12. Web 2.0 - Lær dog af Obama!

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    Ivang, Reimer

    2009-01-01

    At Obama vandt 2008 præsidentvalget ved at anvende web 2.0 teknologier, er ingen hemmelighed. Men hvordan gjorde han det? Og hvorfor var det så effektfuldt? Dette blogindlæg ser Obama efter i kortene, og kortlægger den læring, som danske virksomheder kan høste af den fantastiske strategi, Obama......-kampagnen anvendte. Læs her og få inspiration til din Web, Nyhedsbrevs eller Facebook strategi!...

  13. How are 'Barack Obama' and 'President Elect' differentially stored in the brain? An ERP investigation on the processing of proper and common noun pairs.

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    Alice Mado Proverbio

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: One of the most debated issues in the cognitive neuroscience of language is whether distinct semantic domains are differentially represented in the brain. Clinical studies described several anomic dissociations with no clear neuroanatomical correlate. Neuroimaging studies have shown that memory retrieval is more demanding for proper than common nouns in that the former are purely arbitrary referential expressions. In this study a semantic relatedness paradigm was devised to investigate neural processing of proper and common nouns. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: 780 words (arranged in pairs of Italian nouns/adjectives and the first/last names of well known persons were presented. Half pairs were semantically related ("Woody Allen" or "social security", while the others were not ("Sigmund Parodi" or "judicial cream". All items were balanced for length, frequency, familiarity and semantic relatedness. Participants were to decide about the semantic relatedness of the two items in a pair. RTs and N400 data suggest that the task was more demanding for common nouns. The LORETA neural generators for the related-unrelated contrast (for proper names included the left fusiform gyrus, right medial temporal gyrus, limbic and parahippocampal regions, inferior parietal and inferior frontal areas, which are thought to be involved in the conjoined processing a familiar face with the relevant episodic information. Person name was more emotional and sensory vivid than common noun semantic access. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: When memory retrieval is not required, proper name access (conspecifics knowledge is not more demanding. The neural generators of N400 to unrelated items (unknown persons and things did not differ as a function of lexical class, thus suggesting that proper and common nouns are not treated differently as belonging to different grammatical classes.

  14. La política relatada: el Storytelling de Barack Obama en el marco de la Operación Gerónimo

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    Alberto Pedro López-Hermida-Russo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El caudal de información en el que nos movemos actualmente exige que el político, como otros líderes que quieran transmitir un mensaje, deba competir con innumerables pantallas y datos. El storytelling surge en los últimos años como técnica efectiva para que el mensaje proveniente del líder social logre conquistar el bien más preciado en el mundo de la comunicación actual: el tiempo del ciudadano. En estas líneas se introduce esta herramienta discursiva, sus condiciones y elementos y, por medio de un análisis cualitativo, se expone su presencia en la galería de imágenes que la Casa Blanca publicó luego de matar a Osama bin Laden.

  15. Barack Hussein Obama,From slave to president%从"奴隶"到总统:奥巴马的美国梦

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    2008-01-01

    @@ 300年前,衣衫褴褛,手脚镣铐,贱比牲畜,街头拍卖的黑奴;300年后,西装革履,星光闪烁,贵为上宾,美国的新任总统--巴拉克·奥巴马.300年间,美国黑人的地位从奴隶到总统,发生了惊人的变化.

  16. 你不知道的贝拉克·奥巴马%The Man You Did not Know about Barack Obama

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    2008-01-01

    美国总统大选将在2008年正式开锣,两党将在2008年的2~4月份分州进行初选投票,在初选中获胜的候选人将在暑期召开的两党全国代表大会上被正式提名为总统候选人。有意参加总统大选就必须先过党内初选这一关。贝拉克·奥巴马无疑是这些总统候选人中最闪亮的一位,而他在党内初选遭遇了前第一夫人希拉里。克林顿这位强劲对手,他们一个可能是美国历史上第一位黑人总统,一个可能是美国历史上第一位女总统。政治履历不深的奥巴马有什么独特魅力,又有什么杀手锏能成为突破200多年美国白人总统历史的第一人?

  17. US POLICY IN CENTRAL ASIA: TWO APPROACHES ADMINISTRATION OF GEORGE. BUSH (2005-2009 GG. AND BARACK OBAMA (2009-2010 BIENNIUM

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    E. F. Troitsky

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Evolution of the U.S. strategy towards Central Asia in the second half of the 2000s was defined greatly by the development of the war in Afghanistan. However, since the middle of the decade the course of its implementation depended on the necessity to compensate or overcome consequences of the deterioration of the U.S. relations with Uzbekistan.

  18. BARACK OBAMA Of Thee I Sing:A Letter to My Daughters%赞美你——奥巴马给女儿的信

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    贝拉克·奥巴马[美; 洛伦·朗(LOREN LONG)(绘图)

    2012-01-01

    孩子,我最近可曾告诉你,你有多么出色? 你从远处跑来的脚步声, 给我的一天都带来舞蹈的节奏。 我可曾告诉你, 你的笑声,如同阳光,洒满我的房间?

  19. Sea Change: US Climate Policy Prospects under the Obama Administration

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    Roman, Mikael (Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm (Sweden)); Carson, Marcus (Dept. of Sociology, Stockholm Univ., Stockholm (Sweden)). e-mail: mikael.roman@sei.se

    2009-03-15

    This report has been produced for the Swedish Government's Sustainability Commission in preparation for the Swedish EU Presidency during the second half of 2009, and consequent Swedish leadership of the EU delegation in the COP-15 negotiations in Copenhagen. The central task of the report is to provide an overview of the key factors that will condition the near-term development of United States climate policy, with a view to the eventual likelihood of the US signing and ratifying a new global agreement in the upcoming negotiations on climate change. While we take note of the importance of factors external to US politics, such as potential developments in bilateral discussions with China and other major greenhouse gas emitters, our analysis focuses primarily on factors that influence US domestic policy dynamics. To accomplish that task, the subsequent pages address three main questions. First, what are the stated goals and contours of the Obama Administration's policies regarding climate change? Second, what are the opportunities and obstacles connected with realizing this agenda - from negotiating and deciding, then effectively implementing it - and via which pathways of action are we likely to see important initiatives being moved? Finally, what are the implications for the negotiations in Copenhagen and beyond? We conclude by identifying a number of important considerations that should be taken into account in preparations for the Swedish EU Presidency and the climate negotiations in Copenhagen

  20. Key Questions on the Obama Administration's 2014 Education Budget Request. Issue Brief

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    New America Foundation, 2013

    2013-01-01

    President Obama sent his fiscal year 2014 budget request to Congress on April 10, 2013. The New America Foundation's Education Policy Program released this subsequent issue brief, "Key Questions on the Obama Administration's 2014 Budget Request." Obama's budget request totals $71.2 billion in appropriations funding for the U.S. Department of…

  1. Obama's American Graduation Initiative: Race, Conservative Modernization, and a Logic of Abstraction

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    Kuntz, Aaron M.; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Pasque, Penny A.

    2011-01-01

    The American Graduation Initiative stands as the cornerstone of the Obama administration's higher education agenda. To investigate the state of the politics of education in the Age of Obama, this article employs critical discourse analysis to unveil the hidden meanings and ideological commitments inherent in Obama's policy discourse. Read within…

  2. What will Obama Bring to Sino-U.S.Trade?

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    Xia Weiyi

    2009-01-01

    @@ As the major trading partners to each other,Chi-na and the U.S.have enjoyed two-digit growth in bilateral trade during the past few years.Now,as the dust settles from Obama's lection,what can we expect from the president-elect in terms of China policy?Will Obama and his administration redraw the trade policy with China after he taking office,and how much effect will that exert on the Sino-U.S.trade relation?

  3. Driving Home Persuasive Messages in Barack Obama’s Closing Argument “One Week”

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    Samuel Gunawan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available As Obama‟s speech entitled “One Week” signified the closing argument for all his presidential campaign speeches in the U.S. Presidential Election in 2008, Obama attempted to do his best to persuade the American voters to bring the important issues of his political agenda to the highest level of their consciousness. In that way the American voters were reminded of the important point of voting for him. For that purpose, to drive home his persuasive messages of unity and change, Obama delivered the speech making good use of some rhetorical devices. This paper is an attempt to explore and elucidate his outstanding use of those rhetorical devices such as sound bites for highlighting the messages, sound devices for appealing to his audience‟s ears about the messages being delivered, and the various means of message amplifications for magnifying powerfully the messages being delivered in his closing argument speech.

  4. Waivering as Governance: Federalism during the Obama Administration

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    Saultz, Andrew; McEachin, Andrew; Fusarelli, Lance D.

    2016-01-01

    This article analyzes how the Obama administration used executive power to grant waivers from federal education policies and assesses whether they used this power differently than previous administrations and in other sectors (e.g., health or welfare). The executive use of waivers to shape state policy is not a new trend. However, we find that…

  5. Envisioning Workforce Training Differently: The Obama "Free" Community College Initiative

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    Holland, Brian

    2015-01-01

    Education, particularly at the post-secondary level, does not come cheaply in the USA, with the increase in annual tuition costs far outpacing the inflation rate during the same time period. A core tenet of US President Obama's domestic policy agenda is the belief that increased educational attainment can potentially lead to better economic…

  6. A Pragmatic Study of Barak Obama's Political Propaganda

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    Al-Ameedi, Riyadh Tariq Kadhim; Khudhier, Zina Abdul Hussein

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates, pragmatically, the language of five electoral political propaganda texts delivered by Barak Obama. It attempts to achieve the following aims: (1) identifying the speech acts used in political propaganda, (2) showing how politicians utilize Grice's maxims and the politeness principle in issuing their propaganda, (3)…

  7. Vi kan alle lære af Obama!

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    Ivang, Reimer

    2009-01-01

    Man kan være enig eller uenig i Obamas politik. Men måden, hvorpå han anvender nye medier og kanaler til at engagere ungdommen, er fantastisk. Senest flyttede han igen grænserne ved at tale direkte til alle amerikanske skoleelever bl.a. via livestreaming på nettet. Han taler til de unge gennem...

  8. Office of National Drug Control Policy

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    ... to footer site map the White House President Barack Obama Contact Us Get Email Updates Main Menu Home ... Economic Mobility Veterans Women The Administration People President Barack Obama Vice President Joe Biden First Lady Michelle Obama ...

  9. USC/School Performance Dashboard 2011. A Report from the Center on Educational Governance/University of Southern California

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    Center on Educational Governance, 2011

    2011-01-01

    In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that charter schools are a way to out-innovate and out-educate our competitors worldwide. The President believes that investment in education must be accompanied by reform, including the expansion of high-quality charter schools. President Obama has challenged states to lift…

  10. Metaphorical Politics and Political Metaphor---A Case Study of the Tweets from Obama's Twitter Account%隐喻政治与政治隐喻--以美国总统奥巴马的推文为例

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    刘庚; 李雅楠

    2013-01-01

    This paper is to make a metaphorical analysis of Barack Obama and Republican leader's tweets . It is revealed that nearly every tweet in Obama's twitter account contains metaphors . War metaphor , journey metaphor , building metaphor , money metaphor and ontological metaphor are the most frequently -used ones . The paper finds that while metaphor in politics helps politicians to achieve certain political goals , it has deceptiveness to some extent .%对美国总统奥巴马等的推文进行了隐喻学分析。研究发现,在奥巴马的每一则推文中几乎都包含隐喻。推文中所用的概念隐喻类型集中在战争隐喻、旅行隐喻、建筑隐喻、金钱隐喻以及实体隐喻等。研究表明,政治隐喻在帮助政客达到政治目的的同时,具有一定的蛊惑性和欺骗性,需要我们对政治隐喻进行全面的认识。

  11. The Obama - Xi Accord: A Need for Further Action

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    Tribett, W. R.; Hope, A. P.; Canty, T. P.; Salawitch, R. J.

    2015-12-01

    Presidents Barrack Obama of the United States and Jinping Xi of China recently announced a bilateral framework to reduce the total carbon emissions of their respective countries. The U.S. agreed to reduce annual carbon emissions such that by 2025, emissions would be 27% below 2005 levels. China agreed to achieve peak carbon emissions around 2030 coupled with a best effort to peak early. Here we analyze the implications of the Obama-Xi accord for total global carbon emissions (GCE) out to year 2060, using projections of population, economic growth, and carbon intensity for the rest of the world as well as various assumptions regarding how emissions from the U.S. and China will evolve after the timeframe of the Obama-Xi accord. Our GCE projections will be compared to those of the four Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) emission scenarios used in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The Obama-Xi accord is shown to be a meaningful first step: if followed, the actual GCE will likely fall below RCP 8.5 between now and 2060. The U.S., China, and rest of the world presently emit 4.5, 2.0, and 1.1 tonne of carbon per person per year (tpy), respectively. We show that if the world's nations adopt a strategy of "Contraction and Convergence", such that per capita emission for each country reaches 1.0 tpy by 2060, actual GCE will approach that of RCP 4.5 by year 2060. Such action may be needed to reduce the risk of the most dire global warming forecasts within IPCC AR5.

  12. A crise econômica e o governo Obama

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    Heitor Figueiredo Sobral Torres

    2009-04-01

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    As ações do governo Obama no combate à

    crise financeira internacional, no âmbito doméstico e

    contextualizando a esfera internacional.

  13. Internet, 3D, Google, GPS, Open Source e Obama.

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    Renzo Carlucci

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Mettiamo insieme il tutto e proviamo a vedere cosa succede nel mondo della rappresentazione e della progettazione civile e architettonica. Se Clinton liberò il GPS abbassando la selected availability da 100 a 20 metri circa, tutti noi ci chiediamo cosa farà ora Obama? I grandi player del settore stanno aspettando da lui nuove rivelazioni.

  14. Dissuasão, redução de armas nucleares e defesas antimísseis nos governos Bush e Obama

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    Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo é analisar as perspectivas das administrações de George W. Bush e Barack Obama com relação à dissuasão, à redução de armas nucleares e às defesas antimísseis. Sustenta-se que ambas as administrações reafirmaram o papel fundamental das armas nucleares para a dissuasão, comprometeram-se com a redução de armas nucleares acompanhada de iniciativas para modernização e reconheceram a importância de defesas antimísseis na proteção dos EUA e de aliados. Tais perspectivas estão relacionadas à necessidade contínua de ampliar a flexibilidade para lidar com ameaças contemporâneas e à manutenção de opções diversificadas para o enfrentamento desses desafios.

  15. Values, Strengths, and Reality: A Multidimensional Reading ofthe Obama Phenomenon

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    SHEN Wen-hui

    2015-01-01

    After fierce competition, Obama won the presidential race and was successfully elected as the firstAfrican-American President in US history. Unlike his predecessors, his success is primarily dependent on personalstruggle rather than renowned family background or remarkable personal political experience andaccomplishments; the change in US political environment reflected by the case is defined as "The ObamaPhenomenon". The Obama Phenomenon is the product of a variety of factors: The values of Individualism alongwith the philosophy of Pragmatism have built the macro-environment for it; Obama's elite political backgroundand his excellent personal strengths have laid the foundation for his success; the mistakes in domestic and foreignaffairs made by the Bush Administration made the Republican Party lose popular support, which removed theobstacles to Obama's success. This paper is to explore the reasons for Obama's success so as to contribute to abetter understanding of the changes in US society, in particular its political environment, excavate the impetus forthe changes, and rationally predict its tendency

  16. Yes we can?: A política externa de Obama para a América Latina: da decepção à autonomização da região Yes we can?: Obama's foreign policy towards Latin America: from disappointment to the autonomization of the region

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    Sandra Colombo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca investigar, descrever e refletir sobre o estado atual da política externa dos Estados Unidos para a América Latina, por meio de uma análise descritiva dos itens da agenda e do conteúdo da política externa, considerando a sua implementação em dois níveis de projeção: regional e bilateral (com base nos casos da Venezuela, do Brasil e da Argentina. Os objetivos específicos são entender: primeiro, as razões e a natureza da decepção regional em relação à política hemisférica da administração Obama; e, segundo, como se manifesta e como se reforça o distanciamento político estratégico entre os Estados Unidos e os três países selecionados, em função de fatores como a inércia na política externa, a ausência de uma nova e ativa estratégia diplomática e a autonomia crescente da região.This article seeks to investigate, describe and reflect on the current state of United States foreign policy towards Latin America, through a descriptive analysis of agenda items in two levels: regional and bilateral (based on the cases of Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina. Specifically we seek to account for the reasons and nature of regional disappointment regarding President Barack Obama's hemispheric policy. Second, the article analyzes how the strategic political rift between the United States and the three selected countries manifests itself, in the context of factors such as foreign policy inertia, the absence of an active new diplomatic engagement, and the growing autonomy of the region.

  17. Obamas opgør med Bush låser ham i dronekrig

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    Ulrich, Philip Christian

    2013-01-01

    En helt central del af Obamas valgkamp i 2008 var et opgør med dele af Bush administrationens krig mod terror. Obama er dog blevet fanget i en kontroversiel dronepolitik på grund af hans manglende succes med de indenrigspolitiske aspekter af opgøret...

  18. President Obama and Education: The Possibility for Dramatic Improvements in Teaching and Learning

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    Darling-Hammond, Linda

    2009-01-01

    From the unique perspective gained heading Obama's education policy transition team, Darling-Hammond describes President Obama's commitment to making the education of every child a collective responsibility and reviews the major tenets of the new administration's plans for education. She reflects on the importance of suggested policy changes,…

  19. Obama's 2013 Education Budget and Blueprint: A Costly Expansion of Federal Control. Backgrounder, No. 2677

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    Burke, Lindsey M.; Sheffield, Rachel

    2012-01-01

    President Obama's FY 2013 budget request includes another major spending increase for the Department of Education--2.5 percent more than last year--to nearly $70 billion. American taxpayers are calling for spending restraint in Washington, yet President Obama's proposals would exacerbate the existing bureaucratic maze of federal programs and…

  20. Othering Obama: How Whiteness is Used to Undermine Authority

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    David Owen

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, I argue that the sociocultural structuring property of whiteness has been utilized to marginalize President Obama and effectively undermine his presidential authority.  Whiteness functions in a largely invisible and ostensibly deracialized way to normalize the interests, needs, and values of whites, while at the same time marginalizing and devaluing the voice of people of color.  Analyzing the health care debate through this theoretical lens generates insights into how the debate reproduced the system of racial oppression, and how whiteness functions in political discourse.

  1. Mapping the Obama administration's response to the Arab Spring

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    Maria do Céu de Pinho Ferreira Pinto

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available When the Arab Spring broke out, the United States was in a quandary over how to handle the crisis in its attempt to balance its moral obligations and ideals without undercutting its strategic interests and those of its close allies. Flaws in US diplomatic approach have contributed to one of the most serious foreign policy crisis for a US administration to date with consequential upheaval and erosion of the US-built balance of power. The reactions and policy responses of the Obama administration highlight the difficulties in grasping with the new reality in the Middle East and in enunciating a policy platform that could combine American interests and values.

  2. A Semantic-Cognitive Analysis of the Concept of Ukraine in the Speeches of B. Obama (2014

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    Anatoliy Oleksiyovych Khudoliy

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available A Semantic-Cognitive Analysis of the Concept of Ukraine in the Speeches of B. Obama (2014 This article presents a semantic-cognitive analysis of the concept of Ukraine, verbally represented in the speeches of the American President, Barack Obama. The peculiarities of the President’s worldview are highlighted. The objective of the article is as follows. Firstly, it aims to demonstrate that the concept of Ukraine is verbally represented in the speeches of Obama. This means that Ukraine as a country, moving towards democracy despite the war with Russia, is an object of focus for American leaders. Secondly, the article suggests that there is a connection between the concept described, its pragmatic orientation and its cognitive processes. Thirdly, it describes the semantic peculiarities of the concept of Ukraine in the political speeches of the American leader, which are due to the role Ukraine plays in the local and regional context. Our research is based on the content-analysis of political speeches delivered by American President. The functional, communicative and pragmatic orientation of the speeches is highlighted. In line with the approaches of cognitive scholars, the article concludes that the concept of Ukraine is a complex semantic-cognitive structure that consists of core, transition zone and periphery. During the research for this article, fifteen speeches made by Obama in 2014 were analysed. This research presupposes the application of content analysis. It is relevant in the analysis of international relations with respect to the notions used by President Obama in his speeches delivered during 2014 in the relations between: the USA - Ukraine, Ukraine - Russia, the USA - Russia, and Europe - Ukraine.   Semantyczno-kognitywna analiza konceptu „Ukraina” w przemówieniach B. Obamy (2014 Artykuł przedstawia semantyczno-kognitywną analizę konceptu „Ukraina”, werbalnie zaprezentowanego w przemówieniach amerykańskiego prezydenta

  3. He's Barack Obama短片形象设计成功原因探析

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    杨华

    2010-01-01

    He's Barack Obama是一部政治题材的动画短片,一经播出就掀起了网络的热议.在2009年全球金融危机的背景下,美国也遭受了前所未有的失业、股市下挫、金融海啸、次贷危机等一系列的重创.恰逢这时奥巴马当选总统,人们对他寄予了无限的希望.这部影片利用动画的方式,以幽默诙谐的卡通肢体语言方式表达出政府的信心和民众的夙愿.此片虽然短小,但是动画人物形象刻画得极具特点,使人看后在轻松中体会意味深长.

  4. Pauvreté et politique sociale sous la présidence Obama : vers une tentative d'évaluation (Poverty and Social Policies under President Obama: An Attempt at Evaluation

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Tous les indicateurs socio-économiques de ces dernières années montrent que la pauvreté aux Etats-Unis n'est plus un phénomène qui touche essentiellement les minorités et les mères célibataires, confinées dans des ghettos urbains. Beaucoup de familles, paisiblement installées dans les banlieues huppées, se sont retrouvées marginalisées par le chômage et la saisie immobilière. La politique sociale, dont les orientations globales avaient été définies par le président Clinton (par la réforme de 1996 et par le président W. Bush (avec ses Faith-Based Intitatives, est aujourd'hui incapable de faire face à des problèmes sociaux d'une ampleur sans précédent depuis les années 1930.Le président Obama, de son côté, s'est attaqué à la question du chômage, des saisies immobilières et de la santé mais les mesures qu'il a prises ont un effet plutôt marginal sur la nature et l'étendue de la pauvreté. Par ailleurs, les pauvres ont disparu du discours officiel laissant accroire qu' Obama, par peur de perdre l'électorat blanc, ne souhaite pas devenir le candidat des pauvres et des Africains Américains.(All recent socio-economic indicators indicate that the increased poverty in the United States is no longer limited to minorities and single mothers living in urban ghettos. Many families living comfortably in classy suburbs have found themselves marginalized by unemployment and the real estate crisis. The social policies developed by Presidents Clinton (the reform of 1996 and George W. Bush (with his faith-based initiative are inadequate in the face of social problems of a magnitude not seen since the 1930s. President Obama addressed the unemployment issue, the real estate crisis and health care but the actions he took had only a marginal impact on the nature and extent of poverty. Moreover, the issue of the poor has been absent from official government discussions leading some to believe that Obama, fearful of losing white

  5. Negociações internacionais em propriedade intelectual na gestão Obama

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    Henrique Zeferino de Menezes

    2010-07-01

    ="font-family: Arial; font-style: normal;">as principais diretrizes de ação do governo dos Estados Unidos na gestão Barack Obama para negociações internacionais sobre o tema da propriedade intelectual, através do documento 2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, lançado em junho de 2010.  Para tanto, faz uma rápida comparação com o que fora a estratégia do governo antecessor.

  6. EDITORIAL: Dialog on Science and Policy to Address the Climate Crisis to conclude the International Association of Research Universities Climate Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark Dialog on Science and Policy to Address the Climate Crisis to conclude the International Association of Research Universities Climate Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark

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    Baer, Paul; Kammen, Daniel M.

    2009-06-01

    This is not the usual Editor-in-Chief letter, namely one that focuses on the accomplishments of the journal—and for ERL they have been numerous this year—but a recognition of the critical time that we are now in when it comes to addressing not only global climate change, but also the dialog between science and politics. In recognition of the many 'tipping points' that we now confront—ideally some of them positive social moments—as well as the clear scientific conclusion that environmental tipping points are points of long-lasting disruption, this paper takes a different form than I might have otherwise written. While the scientific body of knowledge around global environmental change mounts, so too, do the hopeful signs that change can happen. The election of Barack Obama is unquestionably one such sign, witnessed by the exceptional interest that his story has brought not only to US politics, but also to global views of the potential of the United States, as well as to the potential role of science and investigation in addressing pressing issues. In light of these inter-related issues, reproduced here—largely due to the efforts of Paul Baer to transcribe a remarkable conversation—is a dialog not only on the science of global warming and the potential set of means to address this issue, but also on the interaction between research, science and the political process. The dialog itself is sufficiently important that I will dispense with the usual discussion of the exciting recognition that ERL has received with an ISI rating (a factor rapidly increasing), the high levels of downloads of our papers (for some articles over 5000 and counting), and the many news and scientific publications picking up ERL articles (in recent days alone Science, Environmental Science and Technology, and The Economist). This conversation was the concluding plenary session of the 10-12 March International Association of Research Universities (IARU) Conference on Climate Change

  7. A crise da potência inteligente: os EUA e a grande estratégia de acomodação no governo Obama

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    Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus

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    Full Text Available Os objetivos do artigo são explicar (i a adoção da grande estratégia de acomodação, pelos Estados Unidos da América (EUA, durante a administração de Barack Obama, para lidar com as principais ameaças a tal Estado no nível internacional e (ii examinar os efeitos da crise econômico-financeira internacional iniciada em 2008 sobre a atuação internacional dos EUA. Foi desenvolvido, a partir da perspectiva analítica de Joseph S. Nye Jr. acerca do conceito de "poder inteligente", um estudo qualitativo no qual se buscou sustentar três argumentos centrais: (i a adoção da grande estratégia de acomodação mostrou-se relacionada ao conceito de "poder inteligente" que informa as posições da administração Obama; (ii a crise não provocou um desafio fundamental à posição predominante dos EUA no sistema internacional, mas confirmou a necessidade de reajuste da grande estratégia de tal Estado na direção da acomodação dos interesses de grandes potências, economias emergentes e Estados hostis aos EUA; (iii o reajuste da grande estratégia norte-americana não atingiu plenamente os resultados almejados por tal administração em face da cooperação limitada por parte de outras grandes potências, economias emergentes e Estados hostis aos EUA. As principais conclusões apontam que os EUA podem reforçar sua posição de "potência inteligente" se investirem mais em bens públicos globais, oferecendo o que povos e governos ao redor do mundo desejam, mas não conseguem sozinhos. Ao complementarem seu poder militar e econômico com um investimento maior em seu poder brando, os EUA poderiam reconstruir a estrutura necessária para lidar com desafios globais.

  8. Analysis on Thematic Structure and Thematic Progression in Obama's weekly radio speech

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    李成烨

    2016-01-01

    Thematic structure and thematic progression are important concept of textual function. Based on the example of Obama's weekly radio speech, we can examine the practicality of thematic structure and thematic progression and give a guidance for preparation of political speeches.

  9. Healthlines | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... Sullivan of NIAID discussed Ebola research with President Barack Obama, as NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and HHS ... notch today." Two months later, in December, President Barack Obama visited the NIH campus to see the progress ...

  10. Welcome Address

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    @@  On behalf of the International Life Sciences Institute, I welcome you to Beijing and to the Third Asian Conference on Food Safety and Nutrition. Many of you will remember the first Asian conference on Food Safety held in Kuala Lumpur in 1990 and the second held in Bangkok in 1994. These meetings have been so successful that ILSI made the commitment to host such a conference periodically in order to provide a forum to share the latest information and to set new goals and priorities.   This year, we have broadened the scope of the agenda to include issues on nutrition. I want to thank all of our co-sponsors and members of the Planning Committee for preparing such a comprehensive and timely program. Some of the issues and challenges facing Asia that will be addressed at this meeting are:

  11. Obama health care for all Americans: practical implications.

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    2009-01-01

    Rapidly rising health care costs over the decades have prompted the application of business practices to medicine with goals of improving the efficiency, restraining expenses, and increasing quality. Average health insurance premiums and individual contributions for family coverage have increased approximately 120% from 1999 to 2008. Health care spending in the United States is stated to exceed 4 times the national defense, despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. health care system has been blamed for inefficiencies, excessive administrative expenses, inflated prices, inappropriate waste, and fraud and abuse. While many people lack health insurance, others who do have health insurance allegedly receive care ranging from superb to inexcusable. In criticism of health care in the United States and the focus on savings, methodologists, policy makers, and the public in general seem to ignore the major disadvantages of other global health care systems and the previous experiences of the United States to reform health care. Health care reform is back with the Obama administration with great expectations. It is also believed that for the first time since 1993, momentum is building for policies that would move the United States towards universal health insurance. President Obama has made health care a central part of his domestic agenda, with spending and investments in Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and proposed 2010 budget. It is the consensus now that since we have a fiscal emergency, Washington is willing to deal with the health care crisis. Many of the groups long opposed to reform, appear to be coming together to accept a major health care reform. Reducing costs is always at the center of any health care debate in the United States. These have been focused on waste, fraud, and abuse; administrative costs; improving the quality with health technology information dissemination; and excessive

  12. Inaugural address

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    2014-03-01

    From jets to cosmos to cosmic censorship P S Joshi Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005, India E-mail: psj@tifr.res.in 1. Introduction At the outset, I should like to acknowledge that part of the title above, which tries to capture the main flavour of this meeting, and has been borrowed from one of the plenary talks at the conference. When we set out to make the programme for the conference, we thought of beginning with observations on the Universe, but then we certainly wanted to go further and address deeper questions, which were at the very foundations of our inquiry, and understanding on the nature and structure of the Universe. I believe, we succeeded to a good extent, and it is all here for you in the form of these Conference Proceedings, which have been aptly titled as 'Vishwa Mimansa', which could be possibly translated as 'Analysis of the Universe'! It is my great pleasure and privilege to welcome you all to the ICGC-2011 meeting at Goa. The International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC) series of meetings are being organized by the Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation (IAGRG), and the first such meeting was planned and conducted in Goa in 1987, with subsequent meetings taking place at a duration of about four years at various locations in India. So, it was thought appropriate to return to Goa to celebrate the 25 years of the ICGC meetings. The recollections from that first meeting have been recorded elsewhere here in these Proceedings. The research and teaching on gravitation and cosmology was initiated quite early in India, by V V Narlikar at the Banares Hindu University, and by N R Sen in Kolkata in the 1930s. In course of time, this activity grew and gained momentum, and in early 1969, at the felicitation held for the 60 years of V V Narlikar at a conference in Ahmedabad, P C Vaidya proposed the formation of the IAGRG society, with V V Narlikar being the first President. This

  13. Non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament: speech of the president Obama at Prague; Non-proliferation et desarmement nucleaires: discours de Prague du president Obama

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    2009-10-15

    Introduced by the Prague speech of april 7 2009, the Obama President program towards the non proliferation and the nuclear disarmament was pointed out by its optimism ambition and determination. But a more detailed lecture shows concurrent positions. The author analyzes the political aspects of the President speech. (A.L.B.)

  14. 美国碳排放量和经济增长的政策效应分析%The Policy Effect of Carbon Emissions and Economic Growth in US: From Reagan to Barack Obama

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    杨荣海

    2010-01-01

    文章研究了1980~2008年美国排放量和经济增长之间的政策效应.文章首先指出美国的碳排放量和经济增长之间长期存在稳定的数量关系.接下来,在简单回顾研究动态的基础上,运用邹至庄检验的方法,以1989年为结构断点,结合从里根政府和奥巴马任职初期所采取的不同政策,综合分析了美国碳排放量和经济增长的政策效应.最后,得到了分析的结果,文章认为,美国政府对美国碳排放量减少的政策是随着美国经济的增长而逐步推进的,中国政府在温室气体减排方面,应当推出适应本国经济增长的减排技术,吸取美国经济增长与碳排放量降低政策共同推进的经验.

  15. Welcome Address

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    Kiku, H.

    2014-12-01

    Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honor for me to present my welcome address in the 3rd International Workshop on "State of the Art in Nuclear Cluster Physics"(SOTANCP3), as the president of Kanto Gakuin University. Particularly to those from abroad more than 17 countries, I am very grateful for your participation after long long trips from your home to Yokohama. On the behalf of the Kanto Gakuin University, we certainly welcome your visit to our university and stay in Yokohama. First I would like to introduce Kanto Gakuin University briefly. Kanto Gakuin University, which is called KGU, traces its roots back to the Yokohama Baptist Seminary founded in 1884 in Yamate, Yokohama. The seminary's founder was Albert Arnold Bennett, alumnus of Brown University, who came to Japan from the United States to establish a theological seminary for cultivating and training Japanese missionaries. Now KGU is a major member of the Kanto Gakuin School Corporation, which is composed of two kindergartens, two primary schools, two junior high schools, two senior high schools as well as KGU. In this university, we have eight faculties with graduate school including Humanities, Economics, Law, Sciences and Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Design, Human and Environmental Studies, Nursing, and Law School. Over eleven thousands students are currently learning in our university. By the way, my major is the geotechnical engineering, and I belong to the faculty of Sciences and Engineering in my university. Prof. T. Yamada, here, is my colleague in the same faculty. I know that the nuclear physics is one of the most active academic fields in the world. In fact, about half of the participants, namely, more than 50 scientists, come from abroad in this conference. Moreover, I know that the nuclear physics is related to not only the other fundamental physics such as the elementary particle physics and astrophysics but also chemistry, medical sciences, medical cares, and radiation metrology

  16. Some Observations on the Obama Administration’s Policy to DPRK

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    Sun Guoqiang; Huang Fengzhi

    2016-01-01

    Drawing in research results through screening the policy content, background and effect of the Obama Administration’s DPRK policy, this paper structures a quadrennial framework from multilateral, alliance, U.S.-China relations and unilateral perspectives to summarize main contents of the Obama’s DPRK policy; in terms of understanding its decision-making process, the paper brings in the environmental policy factor, and hopes to comprehensively explain reasons for the Obama Administration’s DPRK policy through exploring the emerging new culture on Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asian region, and comes up with some observations on an impact of Obama’s DPRK policy on China’s security.

  17. Obama's pledge to international law: a Look at the first sixteen months in office

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    Federico Rojas

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper will seek to provide a general overview of the Obama administration’s impact on international law after the first 15 months in office. Overall there has been a clear change of direction from the Bush administration’s approach to international law, but there are some areas of controversy such as detainment of prisoners and the use of military drones in Pakistan, in which the Obama administration has been criticized for pushing the boundaries of international law. A comparison will also be made between the newly released National Security Strategy the ones released under the Bush administration.

  18. Ameerika presidendivalimised 2008 : kampaaniatrikkide võidukas lõpp / Heiki Suurkask

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    2008-01-01

    Tagasivaade USA presidendikandidaatide Barack Obama ja John McCaini valimiskampaaniatele. Kampaaniajuhtidest. Vt. samas: Obama vanaema suri valimiste eelõhtul. Lisad: Perekonnad kui probleem kampaaniale; Esimesed hääled Obama poolt

  19. New Congressional Climate Change Task Force Calls on President to Use Administrative Authority

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-02-01

    Spurred by U.S. congressional inaction on climate change and by President Barack Obama's comments on the topic in his 21 January inaugural address, several Democratic members of Congress announced at a Capitol Hill briefing the formation of a bicameral task force on climate change. In addition, they have called on the president to use his administrative authority to deal with the issue.

  20. Though Different Dreams,Same Bed Anyway

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    2009-01-01

    @@ On November 18, Barack Obama, President of the US finished his 4-day visit to China after touring the Great Wall which he acclaimed as "spectacular",lcaving still a long to-do list with China. It had been forcseen that a short meeting of heads of the two states could not address many things concerned by the two sides.

  1. The Importance of Preschool and Child Care for Working Mothers

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    Glynn, Sarah Jane; Farrell, Jane; Wu, Nancy

    2013-01-01

    In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made a historic pledge to provide universal, high-quality pre-K education to the nation's children. Early childhood education has myriad benefits, including better, more equitable long-term outcomes for children of divergent economic backgrounds Moreover, investments in these programs…

  2. Dear President Obama and Secretary Duncan: You Are Looking through the Wrong Window

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    Stevens, Lisa Patel; Piazza, Peter

    2010-01-01

    In this policy analysis column, we use the analytic tools of frame analysis to explore the ideologies, implicit and explicit, in the Obama administration's educational policies. In particular, we explore the ways that the initiatives are being framed through an oversimplified view of the "problem" in education and a capitalist-based approach to…

  3. The Impact of Health Care and Immigration Reform on Latino Support for President Obama and Congress

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    Sanchez, Gabriel R.; Medeiros, Jillian; Sanchez-Youngman, Shannon

    2012-01-01

    At the start of their term, the Obama administration pledged to reform two failing policy systems in the United States: immigration and health care. The Latino populations' attitudes toward these two critical policy areas are particularly relevant due to the large foreign born population in the Latino community and the large number of Latinos who…

  4. Obama's Way to Success%奥巴马的成功之路

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    黄飞飞

    2010-01-01

    @@ Obama has a very rough childhood.His father is a black economist and his mother is a typical white American.His parents divorced when he was only two years old.Since then,he lived with his mom and his grandparents.

  5. Obama Team Overseeing-TA Transition Expected to Submit Initial Report

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    2008-01-01

    @@ The team appointed by President-elect Obama to oversee the transition at the U.S.Commerce Department's International Trade Administration(ITA) plans to put together its initial report on its ongoing on-site review of the agency later this week,sources said Nov.24.

  6. "Educate to Innovate": How the Obama Plan for STEM Education Falls Short. Backgrounder. No. 2504

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    Burke, Lindsey M.; McNeill, Jena Baker

    2011-01-01

    President Obama's Educate to Innovate initiative has provided billions in additional federal funding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs across the country. The Administration's recognition of the importance of STEM education-- for global competitiveness as well as for national security--is good and…

  7. Health on hold. But Obama legislation would let them live in U.S. legally.

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    Barr, Paul

    2013-02-04

    The Obama administration's plan that would give many illegal immigrants a path to stay in the U.S. legally leaves out one thing: federally subsidized access to health insurance coverage. "I think that gives immigrants a mixed message about how welcome they will be," says Sonal Ambegaokar, left, of the National Immigration Law Center.

  8. Vestager kan lære af Obamas kamp mod bureaukrati

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    Boje Rasmussen, Martin Møller

    2014-01-01

    Tre år efter regeringens tiltræden har tillidsreformen ikke flyttet sig, og frustrationerne er kun vokset. Men indenrigsminister Margrethe Vestager kan lære af Obama-regeringen, der systematisk har knækket bureaukratiet. Harvardprofessor Cass Sunstein stod i spidsen for den amerikanske...

  9. Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: the President Obama's Prague speech; Non-proliferation et desarmement nucleaires: discours de Prague du president Obama

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    Hautecouverture, B. [Centre d' Etudes de Securite Internationale et de Maitrise des Armements (CESIM), 75 - Paris (France)

    2010-07-15

    The author comments the content and the consequences of President Obama's speech on the future of nuclear weapons in the 21. century. After a recall of the political context, the author shows how this declaration sounded with a real new tone, defined a new direction and introduced a new method, but may reach its objectives only on a long term. Then, he comments how these objectives are challenged by the present context and events, and outlines how the US Nuclear Posture Review will be important

  10. NCI Scientists Awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama | Poster

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    Two NCI scientists received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement. The award was announced by President Obama in October. The honorees, John Schiller, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cellular Oncology (LCO), Center for Cancer Research, NCI, and Douglas Lowy, M.D., also from LCO and NCI deputy director, received their medals at a White House ceremony on Nov. 20.

  11. Estados Unidos: primeiras impressões da gestão de Obama

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    o artigo trata dos cem primeiros dias do

    governo Obama. Relata a dificuldade administrativa

    da Casa Branca, em vista da crise herdada do governo

    Bush.

  12. Race, Rights, and Resistance in Southern Literature in the Age of Obama

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    Full Text Available “Where Is the Voice Coming From?” (Eudora Welty, “Nineteen Fifty-Five” (Alice Walker, “Everything that Rises Must Converge” (Flannery O’Connor, and “Negro Progress” (Tony Grooms are fictional evocations of realistic places, people, and events in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, that are especially appropriate in the Age of Obama for discussion of the roles of the public artist and the private human regarding race, rights, and resistance.

  13. FCJ-165 Obama Trolling: Memes, Salutes and an Agonistic Politics in the 2012 Presidential Election

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    Benjamin Burroughs

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available During the 2012 presidential campaign an explosion of photo-shopped images circulated that depicted President Obama as unpatriotic. The ‘crotch salute’, ‘left-hand salute’, and ‘Veterans Day non-salute’ serve as case studies for understanding the role of trolling in the public sphere and Internet politics in an era of social networks and circulation. This paper tracks the cultural practices and logics of ‘sharing’ political memes and conceptualises memes as part of an agonistic public sphere and media ecology. Obama trolling is facilitated through the techno-cultural affordances of memes, which can only become public because of their mimetic form and sterilised partial anonymity. The paper seeks to conceptualise trolling as a broader cultural practice, which can be considered political. Normative assumptions about these memes would portray this trafficking as destructive to deliberative democracy but when understood as a generative cultural practice, trolling becomes central to articulating political emotions in social networks. Photo-shopped Obama salutes, in addition to Big Bird, binder, and bayonet memes, express not only political identities but also larger cultural values within networked popular culture.

  14. Allegheny County Address Points

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset contains address points which represent physical address locations assigned by the Allegheny County addressing authority. Data is updated by County...

  15. Los Estados Unidos de Obama: entre el idealismo y el regreso al containment sin enemigo global

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    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available El ascenso de Obama al poder representaba, sin duda, un cambio radical en relación con la política internacional desplegada por el presidente George W. Bush y su doctrina sobre la guerra preventiva. En una perspectiva de más largo plazo podría, además, significar un giro hacia el idealismo después de un largo período de predominio del realismo, muy intensamente desarrollado durante la guerra fría, mediante la doctrina del containment. La prevalencia de la diplomacia y la restitución del

  16. The Obama/Pentagon War Narrative, the Real War and Where Afghan Civilian Deaths Do Matter

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This essay explores upon two inter-related issues: (1 the course of America’s raging Afghan war as actually experienced on the ground as contrasted with the Pentagon and mainstream media narrative and (2 the unrelenting Obama/Pentagon efforts to control the public narrative of that war.[1] As the real war on the ground spread geographically and violence intensified, U.S. efforts to construct a positive spin re-doubled. An examination of bodies – of foreign occupation forces and innocent Afghan civilians – reveals a clear trade-off. NATO country elites understand the quagmire and have begun pulling-back.

  17. Obama e Política Exterior: Novas Perspectivas para a Guerra contra o Terrorismo

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    2008-11-01

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    o artigo trata da política externa dos Estados

    Unidos no governo Obama. Nesse sentido, aponta a

    possibilidade da manutenção de alguns aspectos da

    política do governo anterior.

  18. [Health care reform in the Obama administration: difficulties of reaching a similar agreement in Argentina].

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    Belmartino, Susana

    2014-04-01

    This article presents a comparative analysis of the processes leading to health care reform in Argentina and in the USA. The core of the analysis centers on the ideological references utilized by advocates of the reform and the decision-making processes that support or undercut such proposals. The analysis begins with a historical summary of the issue in each country. The political process that led to the sanction of the Obama reform is then described. The text defends a hypothesis aiming to show that deficiencies in the institutional capacities of Argentina's decision-making bodies are a severe obstacle to attaining substantial changes in this area within the country.

  19. License Address List

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Address list generated from National Saltwater Angler Registry. Used in conjunction with an address-based sample as per survey design.

  20. Reach Address Database (RAD)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Reach Address Database (RAD) stores the reach address of each Water Program feature that has been linked to the underlying surface water features (streams,...

  1. Obama and the "Arab Spring": Desire, Hope and the Manufacture of Disappointment. Implications for a Transformative Pedagogy

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    Roberts, Lorna; Schostak, John

    2012-01-01

    For a period, in the run up to the election (2007-2008) and the months after the election, the name "Obama" signified hope for millions, not just in America but across the world. As the hope turned to disappointment, the financial crisis deepened and the Arab Spring renewed a call for a "humanity" that could transcend the differences of nations…

  2. Iowa valus hoop Hillary Clintonile segas USA presidendivalimistel kaarte / Liisi Poll

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    2008-01-01

    USA presidendivalimiste eelvalimistel võitis demokraat Barack Obama. Presidendikandidaatide seisukohtadest. Tabel: USA presidendivalimised. Tulemused Iowas. Vt. samas: Tähtsaimaks osutusid majandus ja Iraagi sõda

  3. Muutunud, kuid lootuseta / Edward McBride

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    McBride, Edward

    2011-01-01

    USA presidendivalimiste kampaaniast. President Barack Obama võimalusest saada tagasivalituks, vabariiklaste kandidaatidest Rick Perryst ja Mitt Romneyst. Demokraatide tervishoiureformist ja tervishoiuseadusest

  4. Kas McCain haarab liidrirolli? / Neeme Raud

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    Raud, Neeme, 1969-

    2008-01-01

    USA demokraatide kandidaadi Barack Obama esinemisest Denveris partei kongressil ja vabariiklaste partei presidendikandidaadi McCaini üllatavast otsusest nimetada asepresidendikandidaadiks Sarah Palin

  5. Demokraadid püüavad ühtsust näidata / Neeme Raud

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    Raud, Neeme, 1969-

    2008-01-01

    Denveris toimuvast USA demokraatide partei kongressist, kus avatseremoonial esines senaator Edward Kennedy. Barack Obama saamisest partei ametlikuks kandidaadiks novembris toimuvatel presidendivalimistel

  6. McCain valis asemikuks konservatiivse naise / Neeme Raud

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    Raud, Neeme, 1969-

    2008-01-01

    USA vabariiklaste asepresidendikandidaadist Alaska kubernerist Sarah Palinist. Vt. samas: Poliitiline teater on harva olnud nii suurejooneline. USA demokraatide presidendikandidaadi Barack Obama Denveris peetud kõnest

  7. USA valik : kas uus peatükk või retro? / Neeme Raud

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    Raud, Neeme, 1969-

    2008-01-01

    USA presidendikandidaatide demokraat Barack Obama ja vabariiklase John McCaini debattidel pakutud erinevatest kurssidest. President George W. Bushi kriitikast tõenäolise demokraatide kandidaadi B. Obama seisukohtade suhtes. Lisa: Välispoliitilised seisukohad

  8. Politolog : Estonii võgodna pobeda Obamõ / Laura Vetik

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    Vetik, Laura

    2008-01-01

    USA politoloogide sõnul oleks pingestunud Venemaa ja USA suhete taustal Eestile kasulikum, kui 56. USA presidendivalimised võidaks demokraat Barack Obama. Erinevate politoloogide hinnanguid. Vt. samas: Obama ja McCain loovad kabinette

  9. Post-9/11 Discourses Of Threat And Constructions Of Terror In The Age Of Obama

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    Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo

    2011-09-01

    In the present paper, we argue that the post-9/11 language of “us versus them” (“Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists” [Bush 2001], delivered to the American public and international community to garner consent in the wake of the September 11, 2001 events, and transformed into public policy for the remainder of the G.W. Bush presidency, provided a lens through which Americans would continue to construct and perceive the world beyond the Bush administration.  Ideology surrounding “the War on Terror,” in particular, has either been resisted or co-opted and deployed by social agents in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.  We claim that in the age of Obama, Bush-generated discourse and ideology has been activated to continue and advance policies and practices aimed at identifying and containing “terrorist” threats.

  10. Space Station Operations Would Extend Until at Least 2024 Under Obama Plan

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    Showstack, Randy

    2014-01-01

    An 8 January decision by the White House to propose an extension of the International Space Station's (ISS) operation until at least 2024 would allow for increased research on board the floating laboratory, a longer planning horizon for commercial activities, and a continuation of international cooperation in space, administration officials said. The proposal, which has received initial support from some key members of Congress, would be the second extension for ISS under the Obama administration and would accommodate increased research related to long-duration human space flight, Earth science, and other areas. ISS, which in the United States is authorized under the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, was last extended in 2010 and costs about $3 billion annually to operate.

  11. The evil that men do-an open letter to President Obama

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    Robbins RA

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after 150 words. "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones". William Shakespeare. Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 2. Dear President Obama: Late in a second term, a President's attention often turns to framing their legacy. I suspect you are no exception and have given this considerable thought. You might wish to be remembered for the Affordable Care Act, even called Obamacare, which brought the US closer to universal healthcare coverage. However, I recall the end of President Clinton's second term a short 16 years ago. During that administration the Federal coffers were full; an unprecedented business boom occurred; and foreign entanglements that might have led to war were avoided. However, most of us do not remember those positives, but recall a White House intern and a certain blue dress. As pointed out by Shakespeare over 400 years ago powerful men are remembered not so ...

  12. Fatigue or Repair? Notes on United States Foreign Policy Under Obama

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    2010-07-01

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    Este breve artigo analiza alguns pontos chaves da política externa do governo Obama dos EUA, subisidiando o debate proposto por Arraes (2010.  O artigo apresenta uma panorama de atuação que não apoia a hipótese do desgaste, pelo contrário.  Com a exeção da America Latina e o Caribe, a atual política externa representa uma renovação ainda que seja incompleta.

  13. Addressing Ozone Layer Depletion

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    Access information on EPA's efforts to address ozone layer depletion through regulations, collaborations with stakeholders, international treaties, partnerships with the private sector, and enforcement actions under Title VI of the Clean Air Act.

  14. Addressivity in cogenerative dialogues

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    Hsu, Pei-Ling

    2014-03-01

    Ashraf Shady's paper provides a first-hand reflection on how a foreign teacher used cogens as culturally adaptive pedagogy to address cultural misalignments with students. In this paper, Shady drew on several cogen sessions to showcase his journey of using different forms of cogens with his students. To improve the quality of cogens, one strategy he used was to adjust the number of participants in cogens. As a result, some cogens worked and others did not. During the course of reading his paper, I was impressed by his creative and flexible use of cogens and at the same time was intrigued by the question of why some cogens work and not others. In searching for an answer, I found that Mikhail Bakhtin's dialogism, especially the concept of addressivity, provides a comprehensive framework to address this question. In this commentary, I reanalyze the cogen episodes described in Shady's paper in the light of dialogism. My analysis suggests that addressivity plays an important role in mediating the success of cogens. Cogens with high addressivity function as internally persuasive discourse that allows diverse consciousnesses to coexist and so likely affords productive dialogues. The implications of addressivity in teaching and learning are further discussed.

  15. Analyzing Obama's Victory Speech in 2008 Presidential Election by Language's Meta-functions%从语言的元功能看政治演讲——以奥巴马2008年大选获胜演说为例

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    姜雪; 刘薇

    2009-01-01

    From the perspective of functional grammar and critical text analysis, an attempt is made to analyze how a political speech fulfills the ideational function through transitivity, voice and polarity, the interpersonal function through mood and modality, and the textual function through theme-rheme structure, information structure and cohesion with Barack Obama's victory speech in 2008 presidential election as a sample. It is quite evident that the speaker's command of subjective and objective attitudes, the development of the speech's credibility and persuasion, and the construction of the speaker's social identity, interpersonal relationship and ideology can all be realized by language's three meta-functions.%从功能语言观的角度,利用批评性语篇分析的方法,以奥巴马2008年大选获胜演说为范本,分析了政治演讲这种语篇模式的特征,挖掘了政治演讲在语言上如何通过及物性系统、语态系统和归一性系统实现概念功能,如何通过语气系统和情态系统实现人际功能,如何通过主位结构、信息结构和衔接系统实现语篇功能.政治演讲的演讲者对自己主、客观态度的把握,对演说辞可信度和说服力的塑造,对自己社会身份、人际关系和意识形态的建构都能够通过语言的三大元功能得以体现.

  16. A política comercial dos Estados Unidos no primeiro governo Obama: heranças, estratégias e desafios

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    Filipe Almeida do Prado Mendonça

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo sistematizar alguns dos principais pontos da agenda comercial dos Estados Unidos durante os quatro primeiros anos da gestão Obama. Identifica-se uma postura “mais discreta” do presidente Obama se comparado com governos anterior em questões de política comercial, o que não significa uma postura “pouco ativa”.  This article aims to systematize some of the main aspects of the US trade agenda during the first four years of Obama administration. It identifies a "more discreet" attitude of the President Obama on trade policy compared to previous governments. However, this posture does not mean that the US government has been inactive.

  17. United States Security Policy Implications of a Post-Fidel Cuba

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    YOUR FORM TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS. 1. REPORT DATE (DD-MM-YYYY) 10-03-2012 2. REPORT TYPE Strategy Research Project 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 4...specifically that, “…we will work in equal partnership, advance economic and social inclusion, safeguard citizen safety and security, promote clean ...regime’s vulnerability” section. 89 Obama, Barack, National Security Strategy, 35. 90 Valdes, Tania , “More than 2,500 freed in Cuba amnesty: rights

  18. Chinese Translation of Foreign Personal Names%外国人名汉译若干基本原则探析——从美国总统Barack Obama的中文译名谈起

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    王银泉

    2014-01-01

    以美国总统Barack Obama的中文译名为引子,对外国人名翻译过程中出现的一些现象进行了思考,同时就外国人名翻译的一些基本策略进行了探讨,最后强调了规范和统一外国人名翻译的重要性和必要性.

  19. Addressing mathematics & statistics anxiety

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    Kotecha, Meena

    2015-01-01

    This paper should be of interest to mathematics and statistics educators ranging from pre-university to university education sectors. It will discuss some features of the author’s teaching model developed over her longitudinal study conducted to understand and address mathematics and statistics anxiety, which is one of the main barriers to engaging with these subjects especially in non-specialist undergraduates. It will demonstrate how a range of formative assessments are used to kindle, as w...

  20. Bioreactors addressing diabetes mellitus.

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    Minteer, Danielle M; Gerlach, Jorg C; Marra, Kacey G

    2014-11-01

    The concept of bioreactors in biochemical engineering is a well-established process; however, the idea of applying bioreactor technology to biomedical and tissue engineering issues is relatively novel and has been rapidly accepted as a culture model. Tissue engineers have developed and adapted various types of bioreactors in which to culture many different cell types and therapies addressing several diseases, including diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2. With a rising world of bioreactor development and an ever increasing diagnosis rate of diabetes, this review aims to highlight bioreactor history and emerging bioreactor technologies used for diabetes-related cell culture and therapies.

  1. Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities

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    Gouveia, Nelson

    2016-01-01

    Environmental health inequalities refer to health hazards disproportionately or unfairly distributed among the most vulnerable social groups, which are generally the most discriminated, poor populations and minorities affected by environmental risks. Although it has been known for a long time that health and disease are socially determined, only recently has this idea been incorporated into the conceptual and practical framework for the formulation of policies and strategies regarding health. In this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), “Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities—Proceedings from the ISEE Conference 2015”, we incorporate nine papers that were presented at the 27th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2015. This small collection of articles provides a brief overview of the different aspects of this topic. Addressing environmental health inequalities is important for the transformation of our reality and for changing the actual development model towards more just, democratic, and sustainable societies driven by another form of relationship between nature, economy, science, and politics. PMID:27618906

  2. Ameerika eelistas Obamat ja muutusi / Sirje Rank

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    Rank, Sirje, 1966-

    2008-01-01

    Uueks USA presidendiks valiti Barack Obama, kes lubas valijatele muutusi ja riigi väljatoomist finantskriisist. Vt. samas: Barack Obama elulugu; Kõigi aegade kalleim valimiskampaania; Eesti ettevõtjad ei usu suurtesse muudatustesse majanduskursil; Valijameeste jagunemine osariigiti. Kommenteerib Andres Arrak

  3. 3 CFR 8426 - Proclamation 8426 of September 30, 2009. National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA ... recognized for his or her abilities and accomplishments. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand...

  4. The New Leader of the Free World

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    Williamson, Kevin D.

    2012-01-01

    On January 20, 2009, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India, became the leader of the free world. The free world's attention was focused elsewhere: Senator Barack Obama, who on that day became President Barack Obama, quietly abdicated the role now taken up by Dr. Singh, having run an election campaign premised upon the ever-present but…

  5. Delicate Balance of Power in the Asia-Pacific: The Obama Administration’s Strategic Rebalance and the Transformation of US-China Relationship

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    SUISHENG; ZHAO

    2013-01-01

    The rise of China has transformed the global power balance and made the US-China relationship increasingly strategic and complicated.While some Americans are anxious about what China’s great power aspiration means for US interests,many Chinese are concerned about the US intention to keep China down.In this context,many in Beijing believe that the Obama administration’s strategic rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific is bent on hindering China’s rise as a great power.To what extent is the strategic rebalance about China?Is it part of the US strategy to contain China’s rise?Can the US and China function in relative power equality and build a balance of power to maintain peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific?Seeking answers to these important questions,this article argues that the strategic rebalance is a continuation of the long-standing struggle of the US to define its interests in the region.China remains a centerpiece in the rebalance not only because building a cooperative relationship with China is the key for its success,but also because the rebalance has to address the rapidly shifting balance of power in the region where China has emerged as an ever-more influential power.It is in US interests to work with its partners as well as China to construct a regional order based on the balance of power,and rules and institutions capable of allowing China to grow and be secured but not use its new might arbitrarily.

  6. La bioética durante la era Obama : Los casos de Guatemala y Pakistán

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    López Baroni, Manuel Jesús

    2014-01-01

    Durante el mandato de Obama han coincidido dos sucesos distantes en el tiempo pero interrelacionados en su naturaleza. Por un lado, se descubrió que en los años cuarenta EEUU había estado realizando experimentos con enfermedades de transmisión sexual en Guatemala, de forma similar a como ya lo hiciera con población afroamericana en Tuskegee, Alabama. Por otro, la CIA organizó una falsa campaña de vacunación en Pakistán con niños para poder obtener el ADN de los hijos de Osam...

  7. La continuidad del discurso neoconservador frente a la política exterior de la administración Obama

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    2015-01-01

    A lo largo del pasado sexenio, la doctrina neoconservadora se ha convertido en la voz más beligerante contra la política exterior de la Administración Obama. Este artículo se propone analizar el contenido de la crítica neoconservadora, una crítica radical, pues no se limita a un disenso menor en torno a determinadas áreas temáticas o regionales de la política exterior estadounidense, sino que se presenta como un rechazo frontal tanto a sus fundamentos teóricos como a su implementación práct...

  8. Addressing psychiatric comorbidity.

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    Woody, G E; McLellan, A T; O'Brien, C P; Luborsky, L

    1991-01-01

    Research studies indicate that addressing psychiatric comorbidity can improve treatment for selected groups of substance-abusing patients. However, the chances for implementing the necessary techniques on a large scale are compromised by the absence of professional input and guidance within programs. This is especially true in public programs, which treat some of the most disadvantaged, disturbed, and socially destructive individuals in the entire mental health system. One starting point for upgrading the level of knowledge and training of staff members who work in this large treatment system could be to develop a better and more authoritative information dissemination network. Such a system exists in medicine; physicians are expected to read appropriate journals and to guide their treatment decisions using the data contained in the journals. Standards of practice and methods for modifying current practice are within the tradition of reading new facts, studying old ones, and comparing treatment outcome under different conditions with what is actually being done. No such general system of information-gathering or -sharing exists, particularly in public treatment programs. One of the most flagrant examples of this "educational shortfall" can be found among those methadone programs that adamantly insist on prescribing no more than 30 to 35 mg/day for all patients, in spite of the overwhelming evidence that these dose levels generally are inadequate. In some cases, program directors are unaware of studies that have shown the relationship between dose and outcome. In other cases, they are aware of the studies but do not modify their practices accordingly. This example of inadequate dosing is offered as an example of one situation that could be improved by adherence to a system of authoritative and systematic information dissemination. Many issues in substance abuse treatment do not lend themselves to information dissemination as readily as that of methadone dosing

  9. Address Points, Addressing, Published in 2008, Taylor County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Address Points dataset, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2008. It is described as 'Addressing'. Data by this publisher are often...

  10. On the Appeal to Logos in Obama's Speeches%奥巴马演讲中的理性诉诸

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    赵艳玲

    2012-01-01

    In the United States, most political speakers are well equipped with excellent presentation skills, and they can make full use of Aristotle's rhetoric theory-logos, pathos and ethos. Obama is no exception. In his political speeches, he realized the appeal to logos mainly by using language materials and statistical data, which brought the final choice of audience to him and a successful campaign. The analysis of the logos in Obama' s speeches is beneficial to English learners in writing persuasive spee-ches.%美国的政治演讲者大部分都具备高超的演讲技巧,能够充分利用亚里士多德的理性诉诸、情感诉诸和品格诉诸,奥巴马也不例外。在奥巴马演讲中,他主要通过语言材料的组织和统计数据来实现其理性诉诸,从而促使听众做出最后选择,达到其成功竞选的目的。对奥巴马演讲中理性诉诸的分析,有助于英语学习者撰写有说服力的演讲文稿。

  11. Advancing Performance Pay in the Obama Administration: The Influence of Political Strategy and Alternative Priorities. Program on Education Policy and Governance Working Papers Series. PEPG 10-04

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    Smarick, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    Even the most cursory look at the current administration's approach to performance pay reveals a noteworthy story. Unlike all of his Democratic predecessors--and some of his Republican ones--President Obama not only appreciates the value of differentiating the compensation of teachers based on a effectiveness, he has put energy and money behind…

  12. Anonymous-address-resolution model

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    Guang-jia SONG; Zhen-zhou JI

    2016-01-01

    Address-resolution protocol (ARP) is an important protocol of data link layers that aims to obtain the corresponding relationship between Internet Protocol (IP) and Media Access Control (MAC) addresses. Traditional ARPs (address-resolution and neighbor-discovery protocols) do not consider the existence of malicious nodes, which reveals destination addresses in the resolution process. Thus, these traditional protocols allow malicious nodes to easily carry out attacks, such as man-in-the-middle attack and denial-of-service attack. To overcome these weaknesses, we propose an anonymous-address-resolution (AS-AR) protocol. AS-AR does not publicize the destination address in the address-resolution process and hides the IP and MAC addresses of the source node. The malicious node cannot obtain the addresses of the destination and the node which initiates the address resolution; thus, it cannot attack. Analyses and experiments show that AS-AR has a higher security level than existing security methods, such as secure-neighbor discovery.

  13. Mapping the Obama administration's response to the Arab Spring A evolução da resposta da Administração Obama à Primavera Árabe

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    Maria do Céu de Pinho Ferreira Pinto

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available When the Arab Spring broke out, the United States was in a quandary over how to handle the crisis in its attempt to balance its moral obligations and ideals without undercutting its strategic interests and those of its close allies. Flaws in US diplomatic approach have contributed to one of the most serious foreign policy crisis for a US administration to date with consequential upheaval and erosion of the US-built balance of power. The reactions and policy responses of the Obama administration highlight the difficulties in grasping with the new reality in the Middle East and in enunciating a policy platform that could combine American interests and values.Quando a Primavera Árabe eclodiu, os Estados Unidos ficaram num dilema sobre como lidar com a crise tentando equilibrar as suas obrigações morais e os ideais sem fragilizar os seus interesses estratégicos e aqueles dos seus aliados mais próximos. A indecisão e as contradições na abordagem diplomática dos EUA contribuíram para avolumar uma das mais graves crises de política externa dos EUA, pondo em perigo a balança de poder que os EUA criaram na região. A reação e a resposta política da administração Obama põe em destaque a dificuldade de Washington em lidar com a nova realidade no Oriente Médio e em enunciar uma plataforma política que possa conciliar os interesses e os valores americanos.

  14. Potential Beneficiaries of the Obama Administration’s Executive Action Programs Deeply Embedded in US Society

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    Donald Kerwin

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The Obama administration has developed two broad programs to defer immigration enforcement actions against undocumented persons living in the United States: (1 Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA; and (2 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA. The DACA program, which began in August 2012, was expanded on November 20, 2014. DAPA and the DACA expansion (hereinafter referred to as “DACA-plus” are currently under review by the US Supreme Court and subject to an active injunction.This paper offers a statistical portrait of the intended direct beneficiaries of DAPA, DACA, and DACA-plus. It finds that potential DAPA, DACA, and DACA-plus recipients are deeply embedded in US society, with high employment rates, extensive US family ties, long tenure, and substantial rates of English-language proficiency. The paper also notes various groups that would benefit indirectly from the full implementation of DAPA and DACA or, conversely, would suffer from the removal of potential beneficiaries of these programs. For example, all those who would rely on the retirement programs of the US government will benefit from the high employment rates and relative youth of the DACA population, while many US citizens who rely on the income of a DAPA-eligible parent would fall into poverty or extreme poverty should that parent be removed from the United States.This paper offers an analysis of potential DAPA and DACA beneficiaries. In an earlier study, the authors made the case for immigration reform based on long-term trends related to the US undocumented population, including potential DAPA and DACA beneficiaries (Warren and Kerwin 2015. By contrast, this paper details the degree to which these populations have become embedded in US society. It also compares persons eligible for the original DACA program with those eligible for DACA-plus.As stated, the great majority of potential DAPA and DACA recipients enjoy strong family

  15. CONTENT-ADDRESSABLE MEMORY SYSTEMS,

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    The utility of content -addressable memories (CAM’s) within a general purpose computing system is investigated. Word cells within CAM may be...addressed by the character of all or a part of cell contents . Multimembered sets of word cells may be addressed simultaneously. The distributed logical...capabilities of CAM are extended to allow simultaneous transformation of multimembered sets and to allow communication between neighboring word cells. A

  16. Reclaiming unused IPv4 addresses

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    2016-01-01

    As many people might know, the number of IPv4 addresses is limited and almost all have been allocated (see here and here for more information).   Although CERN has been allocated some 340,000 addresses, the way these are allocated across the site is not as efficient as we would like. As we face an increasing demand for IPv4 addresses with the growth in virtual machines, the IT Department’s Communication Systems Group will be reorganising address allocation during 2016 to make more efficient use of the IPv4 address ranges that have been allocated to CERN. We aim, wherever possible, to avoid giving out fixed IP addresses, and have all devices connected to the campus network obtain an address dynamically each time they connect. As a first stage, starting in February, IP addresses that have not been used for more than 9 months will be reclaimed. No information about the devices concerned will be deleted from LANDB, but a new IP address will have to be requested if they are ever reconnected to t...

  17. 2015 ASHG Awards and Addresses

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    2016-01-01

    Each year at the annual meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), addresses are given in honor of The Society and a number of award winners. A summary of each of these is given below. On the following pages, we have printed the presidential address and the addresses for the William Allan Award, the Curt Stern Award, and the Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. Webcasts of these addresses, as well as those of many other presentations, can be found at http://www.ashg.org.

  18. 短文六则(英文)

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    赵修江

    2012-01-01

    A Hi, I am Natasha Obama. I am an American girl. I am 10. Do you know me?Here is a photo of my family. This is my father Barack Obama. He is the president (总统) of the USA now. And the girl next to (紧挨着) him is me. That is my mother Michelle Obama. She is very

  19. 解读奥巴马政府的南海政策%Interpreting Obama Administration's South China Sea Policy

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    韦宗友

    2016-01-01

    自2010年以来,奥巴马政府的南海政策日益朝着“积极干涉”和“选边站”的立场转移,给中美关系及南海问题的解决增添了新变数。奥巴马政府不仅对中国的“断续线”主张提出质疑,还指责中国阻碍南海航行自由,要求中国停止在南海填海造地,鼓动菲律宾将南海争端提交国际仲裁,推动南海问题的国际化与多边化,积极向越南、菲律宾等国提供外交帮助和军事支持,甚至直接派遣飞机和舰船进入南海争议地区。奥巴马政府在南海问题上日益积极的干涉立场与举措,不仅折射出美国对中国战略意图和海洋抱负与日俱增的忧虑,也反映出美国维护亚太领导权、安抚亚太盟友及维护其海洋霸权的战略决心与考量。在美国国内对华强硬的声音抬头、中美在亚太地区竞争加剧及美国政治正进入大选周期的背景下,美国在南海问题上“积极干涉”和“选边站”的态势只会加强而不会弱化,并可能采取一些新的措施。中国需要综合平衡各种利害关系,积极稳妥应对南海困局。%Since 2010, the Obama administration's South China Sea policy has moved steadily toward posi-tive intervention and side-choosing, which negatively impacted Sino-U.S.relations and complicated the South China Sea issues.The Obama administration not only doubted the legality of China's nine-dash line claims, but also charged that China has interfered with the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, and urged China to stop land reclamation in the South China Sea.Besides, U.S.also encouraged the Philippines'efforts to submit its maritime disputes with China to international arbitration to internationalize and multilateralize the South China Sea disputes, provided diplomatic support and military aid to Vietnam, the Philippines and other claimants, and even sent airplanes and ships to the disputed area.The change of Obama

  20. 奥巴马特色鲜明的精兵战略%Obama Puts His Stamp On Strategy For A Leaner Military

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    Elisabeth Bumiller; Thom Shanker; 李凤芹

    2012-01-01

    President Obama has for the first time put his own stamp on an all-encompassing2 American military policy by turning from the grinding3 ground wars that he inherited from the Bush administration and refocusing on what he described as a smaller, more agile4 force across Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.In an unusual appearance at the Pentagon briefing room on Thursday, Mr. Obama outlined a new national defense strategy driven by three realities: the *winding down5 0f a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, a fiscal crisis demanding hundreds of billions of dollars in Pentagon budget cuts and a rising threat from China and Iran.

  1. Introduction to IP address management

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    Rooney, Tim

    2010-01-01

    "The book begins with a basic overview of IP networking, followed by chapters describing each of the three core IPAM technologies: IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, DHCP, and DNS. The next three chapters describe IPAM management techniques and practice, followed by chapters on IPv4-IPv6 co-existence, security and the IPAM business case"--

  2. Geocoding Patient Addresses for Biosurveillance

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    Olson, Karen L; Kenneth D Mandl

    2002-01-01

    New biosurveillance information systems are being developed to detect clusters of disease using temporal and spatial characteristics. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can use patient addresses stored in hospital information systems to assign latitude and longitude coordinates, enabling the detection of spatial clusters. However, inaccuracy can be introduced during the geocoding process and this could have a profound adverse effect on detection sensitivity. In an analysis of three years ...

  3. Atomic clusters with addressable complexity

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    Wales, David J.

    2017-02-01

    A general formulation for constructing addressable atomic clusters is introduced, based on one or more reference structures. By modifying the well depths in a given interatomic potential in favour of nearest-neighbour interactions that are defined in the reference(s), the potential energy landscape can be biased to make a particular permutational isomer the global minimum. The magnitude of the bias changes the resulting potential energy landscape systematically, providing a framework to produce clusters that should self-organise efficiently into the target structure. These features are illustrated for small systems, where all the relevant local minima and transition states can be identified, and for the low-energy regions of the landscape for larger clusters. For a 55-particle cluster, it is possible to design a target structure from a transition state of the original potential and to retain this structure in a doubly addressable landscape. Disconnectivity graphs based on local minima that have no direct connections to a lower minimum provide a helpful way to visualise the larger databases. These minima correspond to the termini of monotonic sequences, which always proceed downhill in terms of potential energy, and we identify them as a class of biminimum. Multiple copies of the target cluster are treated by adding a repulsive term between particles with the same address to maintain distinguishable targets upon aggregation. By tuning the magnitude of this term, it is possible to create assemblies of the target cluster corresponding to a variety of structures, including rings and chains.

  4. Addressing the workforce pipeline challenge

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    Leonard Bond; Kevin Kostelnik; Richard Holman

    2006-11-01

    A secure and affordable energy supply is essential for achieving U.S. national security, in continuing U.S. prosperity and in laying the foundations to enable future economic growth. To meet this goal the next generation energy workforce in the U.S., in particular those needed to support instrumentation, controls and advanced operations and maintenance, is a critical element. The workforce is aging and a new workforce pipeline, to support both current generation and new build has yet to be established. The paper reviews the challenges and some actions being taken to address this need.

  5. Nanoscale content-addressable memory

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    Davis, Bryan (Inventor); Principe, Jose C. (Inventor); Fortes, Jose (Inventor)

    2009-01-01

    A combined content addressable memory device and memory interface is provided. The combined device and interface includes one or more one molecular wire crossbar memories having spaced-apart key nanowires, spaced-apart value nanowires adjacent to the key nanowires, and configurable switches between the key nanowires and the value nanowires. The combination further includes a key microwire-nanowire grid (key MNG) electrically connected to the spaced-apart key nanowires, and a value microwire-nanowire grid (value MNG) electrically connected to the spaced-apart value nanowires. A key or value MNGs selects multiple nanowires for a given key or value.

  6. Addressing inequities in healthy eating.

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    Friel, Sharon; Hattersley, Libby; Ford, Laura; O'Rourke, Kerryn

    2015-09-01

    What, when, where and how much people eat is influenced by a complex mix of factors at societal, community and individual levels. These influences operate both directly through the food system and indirectly through political, economic, social and cultural pathways that cause social stratification and influence the quality of conditions in which people live their lives. These factors are the social determinants of inequities in healthy eating. This paper provides an overview of the current evidence base for addressing these determinants and for the promotion of equity in healthy eating.

  7. Мишель Обама вошла в число красивейшей людей планеты / Эвелин Калдоя

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    Калдоя, Эвелин, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    Hiljutise Gallupi küsitluse andmetel toetab USA presidenti Barack Obamat 69 protsenti ja tema abikaasat Michelle Obamat 72 protsenti küsitlusele vastanuist. Michelle Obama populaarsusest esileedi rollis

  8. 77 FR 60615 - National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2012

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    2012-10-04

    ... two hundred and thirty-seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-24703 Filed 10-3-12; 8:45 am... to live in health and happiness. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  9. Kohtumine, mida Kreml igatseb / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2009-01-01

    Eelseisvast USA presidendi Barack Obama ja Venemaa presidendi Dmitri Medvedevi kohtumisest Londonis G20 tippkohtumise eel, kus tõenäoliselt arutatakse võimalusi kahe suurriigi omavaheliste suhete parandamiseks ning majanduskriisi ületamiseks

  10. Russian influence in near abroad

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    2010-01-01

    Väidetavalt tahab Venemaa oma võimu taastada. Venemaa presidendi Dmitri Medvedevi ja Ukraina presidendi kohtumisel räägiti maagaasi teemadel. Ameerika Ühendriikide president Barack Obama tahab parandada suhteid Venemaaga

  11. Creating a Smart Grid Appropriate for China's National Conditions

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    @@ In 2009, US President Barack Obama made smart grid investment a national policy in his "New Energy for America" report and the US Department of Energy announced a $3.4-billion grant for its technology development.

  12. 78 FR 53235 - 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

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    2013-08-28

    ..., white, Latino, Asian, and Native American-- woven together like a great American tapestry, sharing in... righteousness like a mighty stream.'' NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of...

  13. 76 FR 32855 - National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2011

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    2011-06-07

    ... President of the United States of America A Proclamation The fabric of our Nation has been woven together... prosperity and stability to the country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  14. Sõltumatud kodanikud otsustavad superriigi juhi saatuse / Christopher Kukk ; interv. Priit Pullerits

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    Kukk, Christopher

    2008-01-01

    Eesti päritolu Lääne-Connecticuti politoloogiaprofessor vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad USA presidendivalimisi ja presidendikandidaatide Barack Obama ja John McCaini võimalusi. Vt. samas: Kes on Christopher Kukk?

  15. Careers and people

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    2017-01-01

    The physicist and advocate of strategic nuclear-arms reduction Richard Garwin has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the US's highest civilian honour, from outgoing US president Barack Obama.

  16. End of Obamacare.

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    Price, Jacqueline

    2016-12-07

    I write this with the results of the recent US presidential election fresh in my mind. In January 2017, Republican candidate Donald Trump will stand next to outgoing President Barack Obama at the White House and will be inaugurated president.

  17. Pacific Standard

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    The United States pushes for greater economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region Barack Obama has been an active free trade promoter in recent months. The U.S. president signed free trade agreements with South Korea,

  18. "Obamacare" vor dem Supreme Court / Guy Beaucamp

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    Beaucamp, Guy

    2016-01-01

    USA tervishoiureformi ajaloost, 2010. a. ravikindlustusreformist ja USA ülemkohtu otsusest jätta jõusse oluline osa president Barack Obama tervishoiureformist (PPACA), hinnang kohtuotsusele ja võrdlused Saksamaaga

  19. WORLD

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2009-01-01

    1. THE UNITED STATES U.S. President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas confer during trilateral negotiations on Middle East peace on September 22 in New York

  20. Nobeli komitee asus õigustama rahupreemia võitja valikut / Kaivo Kopli

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    Kopli, Kaivo

    2009-01-01

    Norra Nobeli komitee esimees Thorbjørn Jagland tõstis esile USA presidendi Barack Obama pingutusi parandada lõhet lääne ja islamimaailma vahel ning otsust loobuda raketikilbi rajamisest Euroopasse

  1. Президент Барак Обама начинает визит в Москву / Лийзи Полль

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    Полль, Лийзи, 1980-

    2009-01-01

    USA president Barack Obama alustab 6. juulil oma Moskva visiiti, mille käigus on tal kavas lisaks Kremli juhtidele kohtuda ka opositioonitegelaste ning Nõukogude Liidu viimase juhi Mihhali Gorbatšoviga

  2. Eesti tervishoid on tõesti hea. Aitäh, USA! / Scott Abel

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    Abel, Scott

    2010-01-01

    Ameeriklane Scott Abel kirjutab, et president Barack Obama tervishoiureform mõjutab arstiabi ka Eestis. Vastukaja artiklile: Turay, Abdul. Kindla individualismi traditsioon // Postimees (2010) 30. märts, lk. 12

  3. USA presidendivalimistel eristus kolm kandidaati / Aadu Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Aadu, 1954-

    2008-01-01

    USA presidendivalimiste eelvalimistel jätkavad tihedat rebimist demokraatidest senaatorid Hillary Clinton ja Barack Obama, vabariiklastest tõusis esile senaator John McCain. Vt. samas: USA eelvalimiste kalender

  4. Skandaal USAs : Obamat kujutati islamiterroristina / Aadu Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Aadu, 1954-

    2008-01-01

    The New Yorkeri esiküljel ilmus karikatuur, kus USA demokraatide presidendikandidaati Barack Obamat ja tema abikaasat Michelle'i kujutati islamiterroristidena, karikaturisti väitel joonistas ta selle Obama laimajate naeruvääristamiseks

  5. Traav Valge Maja poole jätkub täie hooga / Vello Pettai

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    Pettai, Vello, 1968-

    2008-01-01

    USA presidendivalimistel ei ole kindlaid kandidaate selgunud kummalgi parteil, ehkki eelvalimised on toimunud üle poolte osariikidest. Presidendikandidaadid Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain ja Mike Huckabee

  6. John McCain : muutuste aeg tulgu! / Tõnis Erilaid

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    Erilaid, Tõnis, 1943-

    2008-01-01

    John McCain kuulutati vabariiklaste ametlikuks presidendikandidaadiks ning parteikongressil peetud kõnes lubas ta muutusi, mida eelnevalt oli lubanud ka tema demokraadist konkurent Barack Obama. Vt. samas: Rünnakud Sarah Palinile ei lõpe

  7. A Friendly Visit

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    FRED; EDWARDS

    2009-01-01

    U.S. President Barack Obama eases Canadian concerns on his first foreign trip Mao Zedong once described relations between the People’s Republic of China and North Korea as being as close as "lips and teeth."

  8. Tugevad naised on tagasi / Naomi Wolf ; tõlk. Liisa Past

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    Wolf, Naomi

    2008-01-01

    Autor arutleb, miks valis Barack Obama riigisekretäriks Hillary Clintoni. Autor nimetab H. Clintoni üheks vaieldamatuks saavutuseks tema maailmas tehtud rännakuid, kus ta on keskendunud naistele olulistele teemadele

  9. 奥巴马政府太阳能光伏政策初探%Investigations on the Solar Policy of Obama Government

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    罗如意; 林晔; 施勇峰

    2012-01-01

    To promote employment, stimulate economic recovery, reduce dependence on foreign oil and enhance national security, Obama government has put more efforts on solar photovoltaic than any previous governments by introducing tremendous research and a lot of loan guarantees etc. This paper describes the development status of the Obama government and a series of photovoltaic support policies since the president took office, and reveals the purpose of occupying economic high ground for post -oil era behind the U. S government' s action. Despite the fact that U. S is in recession since 2008 financial crisis, Obama brings the rapid rise of PV industry through the recovery act, clean energy law, innovation strategy and SunShot and SunPath programs. Now the sleeping PV giants will wake up at any time.%阐述奥巴马政府太阳能光伏发展现状,总结自奥巴马总统上任后一系列的光伏刺激和扶持政策,揭示政府行为背后美国占领后石油时代经济制高点的目的所在.2008年金融危机后美国经济衰退,但奥巴马政府通过复苏法案、清洁能源法、创新战略、SunShot和SunPath计划等政策带来光伏产业制造和投资的迅速崛起.

  10. Naval War College Review. Volume 67, Number 4, Autumn 2014

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    2014-08-01

    bullied or successfully threat- ened with world war�55 Similarly, President George H� W� Bush and his allies would not let Iraq’s 1990 attempt to annex...59� Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President in Address to European Youth ,” 26 March 2014, available at www�whitehouse�gov/� See “Speech in...substantial opportunity cost in trying to do so�19 Team members noted, for instance, that most efforts to eradicate suicide had a very discernible price

  11. Cancer Moonshot: What It Means for Patients.

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    Mayer, Deborah K; Fuld Nasso, Shelley

    2017-04-01

    You may have heard of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative led by former Vice President Joe Biden. It has brought together many people through a task force, blue ribbon panel, and many public forums to discuss how best "to dramatically accelerate efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer - to achieve a decade's worth of progress in 5 years." This initiative was launched after the 2016 State of the Union address, and the task force delivered recommendations to President Barack Obama on October 17, 2016, providing an opportunity to accelerate progress against cancer. 
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  12. Nuclear Assessment

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    CHARLES K.EBINGER; JOHN P.BANKS

    2010-01-01

    @@ In President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in January 2009,he called for the building of "a new generation of safe,clean nuclear power plants" This was followed by his highprofile speech in Prague in April 2009,in which he noted the need "to harness the power of nuclear energy on behalf of our efforts to combat climate change."In December 2009 in Copenhagen,he pledged the United States will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020.

  13. A SWOT Analysis of the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S., 2015-2020.

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    Holtgrave, David R; Greenwald, Robert

    2016-01-01

    In July 2015, President Barack Obama released an updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) for the United States to guide HIV efforts through the year 2020. A federal action plan to accompany the updated NHAS will be released in December 2015. In this editorial, we offer a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis with the aim of increasing discussion of ways to truly fulfill the promise of the updated NHAS and to address barriers that may thwart it from achieving its full potential.

  14. Building Footprints - Montana Structures/Addresses Framework

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — The Montana Structures/Addresses Framework is a statewide spatial database of structure and address points in the State of Montana. The Montana Structures/Addresses...

  15. Addressing neurological disorders with neuromodulation.

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    Oluigbo, Chima O; Rezai, Ali R

    2011-07-01

    Neurological disorders are becoming increasingly common in developed countries as a result of the aging population. In spite of medications, these disorders can result in progressive loss of function as well as chronic physical, cognitive, and emotional disability that ultimately places enormous emotional and economic on the patient, caretakers, and the society in general. Neuromodulation is emerging as a therapeutic option in these patients. Neuromodulation is a field, which involves implantable devices that allow for the reversible adjustable application of electrical, chemical, or biological agents to the central or peripheral nervous system with the objective of altering its functioning with the objective of achieving a therapeutic or clinically beneficial effect. It is a rapidly evolving field that brings together many different specialties in the fields of medicine, materials science, computer science and technology, biomedical, and neural engineering as well as the surgical or interventional specialties. It has multiple current and emerging indications, and an enormous potential for growth. The main challenges before it are in the need for effective collaboration between engineers, basic scientists, and clinicians to develop innovations that address specific problems resulting in new devices and clinical applications.

  16. GROWING TOGETHER

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    2009-01-01

    During U.S. President Barack Obama’s China trip,Beijing and Washington reaffirm their commitment and strategic mutual trust Barack Obama has been a hit in China. Apartfrom holding talks with Chinese leaders,the 44th president ofthe United States impressed the Chinese with a lively question-and-answer session with college students

  17. A New Start

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2009-01-01

    Goodwill to the Islamic world and willingness to mend ties highlight Barack Obama’s new Middle East policy u.S. President Barack Obama started to implement his new Middle East policy soon after he assumed office. He paid a

  18. Campaign for Change

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    Barack Obama triumphs at the Democratic National Convention with his running mate at his side slanding on the podium at Denver’s Invesco Field in front of 84,000 people, Senator Barack Obamamade a soaring speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination on the final night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on August 28.

  19. A Critical Discourse Analysis of Speeches of Obama on Terrorism%对奥巴马反恐演讲的批评话语分析

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    郜丽娜

    2014-01-01

    恐怖主义是一个复杂的社会政治现象,很难客观公正地界定。范畴化是人类的重要认知方式,具有意识形态功能。人称代词和语篇组织形式是批评话语分析的重要分析工具。文章从范畴化、人称代词和语篇组织形式三个方面对奥巴马反恐演讲进行批评性分析,试图揭示奥巴马如何用语言策略框定恐怖主义行为和反恐行动,如何成功地构建反恐的合法性和正义性。%Terrorism is a complex socio-political phenomenon, and it is difficult to define terrorism objectively. As an important cogni-tive mechanism, categorization has the function of constructing ideology. Personal pronouns and discourse organization form are impor-tant tools for critical discourse analysis. This paper makes a critical discourse analysis of speeches of Obama on terrorism from categori-zation, personal pronouns and discourse organization form in order to reveal how Obama successfully frames respective identities and constructs the legitimacy and justice of war against Iraq through linguistic strategy.

  20. An address geocoding solution for Chinese cities

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    Zhang, Xuehu; Ma, Haoming; Li, Qi

    2006-10-01

    We introduce the challenges of address geocoding for Chinese cities and present a potential solution along with a prototype system that deal with these challenges by combining and extending current geocoding solutions developed for United States and Japan. The proposed solution starts by separating city addresses into "standard" addresses which meet a predefined address model and non-standard ones. The standard addresses are stored in a structured relational database in their normalized forms, while a selected portion of the non-standard addresses are stored as aliases to the standard addresses. An in-memory address index is then constructed from the address database and serves as the basis for real-time address matching. Test results were obtained from two trials conducted in the city Beijing. On average 80% matching rate were achieved. Possible improvements to the current design are also discussed.

  1. Oncology Nurses and the Cancer Moonshot 2020.

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    Kennedy Sheldon, Lisa

    2016-08-01

    When Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau, died of a brain tumor in May 2015, the Vice President's grief was profound. Yet, his grief generated an idea, a big idea: Let's collaborate and focus the talent and resources in our country to eliminate cancer as we know it. When Vice President Biden shared his idea with President Barack Obama in the fall of 2015, not only did President Obama endorse the idea, he announced the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative during his January 2016 State of the Union Address. The goal is to double progress against cancer and break down silos that prevent science and industry from working together. The initiative centers around the development and implementation of new vaccine-based immunotherapies to target individual tumors based on their genomic signature.

  2. Attention, President Obama

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    Goldston, Rob

    2008-12-01

    Richard Muller's new book Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines is both fascinating and frustrating. On the fascinating side is the wide variety of poorly appreciated, presidentially useful facts he includes. For example, did you know that petrol has 15 times the energy of TNT per unit mass, and that just one of the 9/11 aircraft carried the energy equivalent of almost 1 kilotonne of TNT? No wonder that the terrorists' planes did so much damage to a particularly vulnerable part of New York's infrastructure. And did you know that because growing corn requires so much energy and fertiliser, ethanol fuel produced from corn in the US reduces greenhouse-gas emissions by only 13% compared with petrol, whereas ethanol produced from sugar cane in Brazil reduces emissions by 90%?

  3. The Heathen Obama

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    Christensen, Rune Reimer

    2008-01-01

    Om faren ved brugen af satire i fremstillinger af race i amerikansk kultur.  Forskningsbaseret bidrag til akademisk blog om amerikansk historie, kultur, og samfundsforhold. I samarbejde med bl.a. forskere fra KUA, RUC, AUC. Udgivelsesdato: 15.07...

  4. Analysis of International Organizations Strategy of Obama Administration%奥巴马政府国际组织策略研究

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    董川

    2016-01-01

    自奥巴马政府2009年上台以来,美国从自身实力及全球战略出发,对外交政策做了调整。奥巴马政府对武力的使用十分谨慎,主张采用外交途径,先通过谈判和对话的方式解决问题。奥巴马政府重视与联合国、国际货币基金组织、北约以及东盟等国际组织的关系。其国际组织策略体现在试图发挥美国的重要作用,既利用国际组织又拒绝多边主义的束缚以及重视盟友的作用。针对奥巴马政府的国际组织策略和相关启示,中国应科学制定国际组织战略,积极参与国际制度和规则的创建,增加对国际组织的支持力度进而获取更多话语权。%Since the Obama administration took office in 2009 , the United States adjusted its foreign policy on the basis of its national power and international strategy. The Obama administration is very cautious of using force. It advocates the use of diplomatic channels to resolve conflicts. It attaches importance to relations with the United Nations,IMF,NATO,ASEAN and some other international organizations. The Obama administration’ s in-ternational organizations strategy is to ensure the American leadership,pay attention to international organizations but refuse the bound of multilateralism,as well as emphasize the role of allies. Thus,China should scientifically formulate its own international organizations strategy,respect the existing international order and strengthen coop-eration with the United States in various international organizations. Besides,it needs to increase its support to in-ternational organizations so as to get more power of discourse.

  5. United States Public Diplomacy toward Indonesia under the Obama Administration%奥巴马政府对印度尼西亚的公共外交

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    仇朝兵

    2015-01-01

    奥巴马政府对印度尼西亚的公共外交是在亚太“再平衡”战略和构建美国—印尼“全面伙伴关系”的背景下展开的。与之前历届美国政府相比,奥巴马政府对印尼的公共外交虽有一些新内容和新举措,但其基本形式和本质是相同的。信息传播手段与互动方式、公共外交活动的具体内容、印尼的政治与社会环境、美国—印尼国家间关系,以及地区安全形势等都会影响奥巴马政府对印尼公共外交的效果。通过探讨奥巴马政府对印度尼西亚的公共外交活动,有助于深化对美国—印尼双边关系及当前美国对东南亚乃至亚太战略的认识。%The Obama administration has been pushing its public diplomacy effort toward Indonesia under two backgrounds:one is the U.S.rebalancing toward Asia Pacific,and the other is the building of U.S.-Indonesian Comprehensive Partnership.It has taken some new measures and actions different from what for-mer U.S.governments had done to promote its public diplomacy toward Indonesia,but the forms and es-sences are the same.The outcomes of Obama administration's public diplomacy toward Indonesia are influ-enced by factors such as means of communication,ways of interaction,Indonesian political and social at-mosphere,state of U.S.-Indonesian relationship,and the regional security situation.The study on Obama administration's public diplomacy in Indonesia can deepen the understanding of U.S.-Indonesian relation-ship and current U.S.strategy in Southeast Asia or Asia-Pacific.

  6. 77 FR 48429 - Commission Address Change

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    2012-08-14

    ... HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION 29 CFR Parts 2700, 2701, 2702, 2704, 2705, 2706 Commission Address Change AGENCY... to inform the public of the address change. DATES: This final rule will take effect on August 27... because the amendments are of a minor and administrative nature dealing with only a change in address....

  7. Extending an Olive Branch

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    2009-01-01

    Why the Obama administration is trying to repair relations with the Muslim world After finishing his busy schedule at the G20 summit, the NATO summit, and the summit between the lEuropean Union and the United States, U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Ankara on April 5 for a two-day visit to

  8. Archieven tussen 'arcana imperii' en 'open government'

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    Jeurgens, C.

    2012-01-01

    Vlak na zijn aantreden als president van de Verenigde Staten verklaarde Barack Obama dat zijn regering een nooit eerder vertoonde openheid zal scheppen. Met de retorische bevlogenheid die zo kenmerkend is voor Obama hield hij zijn gehoor voor: "We will work together to ensure the public trust and es

  9. 缤纷前沿

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    2009-01-01

    Obama Beats Brad Pittas Most Stylish Man奥巴马当选世界第一型男皮特屈居亚军Moveaside Brad Pitt.US President Barack Obama has beaten all the usual male style icons(偶像)to bena med the world’s most stylish man in a poll.

  10. Getting personal? The impact of social media on preferential voting

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    Spierings, C.H.B.M.; Jacobs, K.T.E.

    2014-01-01

    Ever since the successful presidential campaign of Barack Obama in 2008, attention has been drawn to the political impact of social media. However, it remains to be seen whether the successful Obama campaign is the exception or the rule. Our research focuses specifically on the impact of social medi

  11. Analysis on International Aid Policy in Science and Technology by Obama Administration%奥巴马政府对外科技援助政策浅析

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    陈涛

    2013-01-01

    奥巴马政府十分重视科技在其对外援助政策中的作用,认为对于提升美国国际形象,保持长远战略利益作用重大。重点研究了奥巴马在第一任期内的科技援助政策和措施,预测了其第二任期的科技援助政策走向,并分析了奥巴马政府对外科技援助政策面临的问题及挑战。由此给我们的启示是:我们应充分认识科技在美国对外援助工作中的作用,提升科技对外援助在我国外交工作中的地位。%Obama Administration highly valued the role of international science and technology (S&T) aid in its diplomacy policy. It is believed that international S&T aid is important for improving American global image and keeping its strategic beneifts. This article mainly studied the S&T aid policies and measures in Obama’s ifrst term of office, forecast the trends of Obama’s new policy in his second term, and analyzed the problems and challenges facing Obama Administration. It can be concluded we should fully understand the role of S&T aid in diplomacy and promote the status of international S&T aid in Chinese diplomacy.

  12. Novel Duplicate Address Detection with Hash Function.

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    Song, GuangJia; Ji, ZhenZhou

    2016-01-01

    Duplicate address detection (DAD) is an important component of the address resolution protocol (ARP) and the neighbor discovery protocol (NDP). DAD determines whether an IP address is in conflict with other nodes. In traditional DAD, the target address to be detected is broadcast through the network, which provides convenience for malicious nodes to attack. A malicious node can send a spoofing reply to prevent the address configuration of a normal node, and thus, a denial-of-service attack is launched. This study proposes a hash method to hide the target address in DAD, which prevents an attack node from launching destination attacks. If the address of a normal node is identical to the detection address, then its hash value should be the same as the "Hash_64" field in the neighboring solicitation message. Consequently, DAD can be successfully completed. This process is called DAD-h. Simulation results indicate that address configuration using DAD-h has a considerably higher success rate when under attack compared with traditional DAD. Comparative analysis shows that DAD-h does not require third-party devices and considerable computing resources; it also provides a lightweight security resolution.

  13. IP Address Management Principles and Practice

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    Rooney, Timothy

    2010-01-01

    This book will be the first covering the subject of IP address management (IPAM). The practice of IPAM includes the application of network management disciplines to IP address space and associated network services, namely DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) and DNS (Domain Name System). The consequence of inaccurately configuring DHCP is that end users may not be able to obtain IP addresses to access the network. Without proper DNS configuration, usability of the network will greatly suffer as the name-to-address lookup process may fail. Imagine having to navigate to a website or send a

  14. Critical Discourse Analysis of Obama's Presidential Inaugural Address%从批评性话语分析角度解读奥巴马总统连任就职演讲

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    陈张昱

    2013-01-01

    以批评话语分析为理论基础,以韩礼德的系统功能语法为理论依据,从及物性、情态、人称代词三个方面对2013年1月21日美国总统奥巴马的连任就职演讲进行分析,探讨政治语篇作者如何利用语言策略及技巧达到自己的目的,并试图揭示其隐含的意识形态.

  15. 奥巴马总统连任就职演讲辞的批评话语分析%A Study on Obama's Reelected Presidential Inaugural Address from Critical Discourse Analysis

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    陈群

    2015-01-01

    以批评性话语分析视角分析奥巴马连任美国总统就职演讲辞,演讲辞中大量否定虚词、人称代词、情态动词的使用,完成语言的人际功能,拉近政府与民众的距离,影响民众的认知水平和思想判断,增加美国强国复兴动员的成功机会.语篇的分类、语篇的名物化和被动化的转换,在一定程度上强化奥巴马所宣扬内容的真实性,有效地传递民主党政府在执政前期对民众的情感感化、思想影响,从而传达民主党的执政理念和意识形态.

  16. Ideological Analysis of Political Discourse on President Obama's Inaugural Address%奥巴马总统就职演说政治语篇的意识形态分析

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    潘敏

    2011-01-01

    以系统功能语言学理论为基础.从批评话语分析视角,对奥巴马总统就职演说中的词汇、人称代词以及情态进行了功能分析,以期更好地把握政治语篇的语言特点及其意识形态倾向.

  17. A New Method of Chinese Address Extraction Based on Address Tree Model

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    KANG Mengjun

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Address is a spatial location encoding method of individual geographical area. In China, address planning is relatively backward due to the rapid development of the city, resulting in the presence of large number of non-standard address. The space constrain relationship of standard address model is analyzed in this paper and a new method of standard address extraction based on the tree model is proposed, which regards topological relationship as consistent criteria of space constraints. With this method, standard address can be extracted and errors can be excluded from non-standard address. Results indicate that higher math rate can be obtained with this method.

  18. Public Address Systems. Specifications - Installation - Operation.

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    Palmer, Fred M.

    Provisions for public address in new construction of campus buildings (specifications, installations, and operation of public address systems), are discussed in non-technical terms. Consideration is given to microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers and the placement and operation of various different combinations. (FS)

  19. Image compression using address-vector quantization

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    Nasrabadi, Nasser M.; Feng, Yushu

    1990-12-01

    A novel vector quantization scheme, the address-vector quantizer (A-VQ), is proposed which exploits the interblock correlation by encoding a group of blocks together using an address-codebook (AC). The AC is a set of address-codevectors (ACVs), each representing a combination of addresses or indices. Each element of the ACV is an address of an entry in the LBG-codebook, representing a vector-quantized block. The AC consists of an active (addressable) region and an inactive (nonaddressable) region. During encoding the ACVs in the AC are reordered adaptively to bring the most probable ACVs into the active region. When encoding an ACV, the active region is checked, and if such an address combination exists, its index is transmitted to the receiver. Otherwise, the address of each block is transmitted individually. The SNR of the images encoded by the A-VQ method is the same as that of a memoryless vector quantizer, but the bit rate is by a factor of approximately two.

  20. A Novel Approach for TNA Address Management

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    Xiaodong Wang; Yaohui Jin; Weishen Hu; Shenli Zhu

    2003-01-01

    We present a new scheme to allocate/de- allocate Transport Network Assigned (TNA) address using Link ManagementProtocol (LMP) and to register/resolution these addresses using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) forAutomatically Switched Optical Network (ASON).

  1. State of industry, environment, human resources addressed

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    Yergin, D.; Brookes, W.; DeArment, R.

    1991-07-01

    The article is based on three addresses to the AMC Coal Convention '91. Yergin examines the impact of the Gulf crisis on the world energy market. Brookes is sceptical about the 'green industry' and calls for better scientific evidence. DeArment addresses the MSAA's Job Safety Analysis program and other health and safety matters.

  2. Address forms in Chinese audit opinions

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    Ziye; Zhao

    2014-01-01

    Although forms of address are widely used in textual and other types of disclosure,empirical evidence of their effects is rare.China provides a unique setting in which to test the economic consequences of the forms of address used in audit reports.From 2003 to 2011,about 60%of auditors surveyed addressed their clients by their real names in audit opinions,while the others used honorifics.Based on a sample of Chinese audit opinions,I report the following findings.First,the announcement of an audit opinion that uses the client’s real name elicits a greater market response than the announcement of an opinion featuring an honorific form of address.Second,the effects of real-name forms of address are stronger in firms with weak board governance.Third,the association between audit fees and audit risk factors,such as loss-making,is stronger in firms that are addressed by their real names in audit reports.I conclude from these findings that the forms of address used in audit opinions may reveal private information on audit quality.The results of this study are consistent with the power-solidarity effect described by sociolinguists.

  3. Local address and emergency contact details

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    2013-01-01

    The HR Department would like to remind members of the personnel that they are responsible for ensuring that their personal data concerning local address and preferred emergency contact details remains valid and up-to-date.   Both are easily accessible via the links below: Local address: https://edh.cern.ch/Document/Personnel/LocalAddressChange   Emergency contacts: https://edh.cern.ch/Document/Personnel/EC   Please take a few minutes to check your details and modify if necessary. Thank you in advance. HR Department Head Office

  4. Obama government's China economy policy and Sino-US trade friction%奥巴马政府的对华经济政策与中美贸易摩擦

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    王爽

    2011-01-01

    As a initial country of global financial crisis in 2008,economy of the United States undertook a heavy damage.At the beginning of 2009 Obama had entered and hosted the White House formally,then,trade data of Sino-US reached new levels repeatedly,but Sino-US trade conficts accompanied and grew in intensity.From the perspective of Obama Administration economic policies toward China,The text seek for the cause of frequent Sino-US Trade Conflicts,then put forward some thoughts and a conclusion about Obama Administration economic policies toward China.%2008年作为全球性金融危机的肇始国,美国经济遭受重创。2009年初奥巴马正式入主白宫,随后,中美之间的贸易数据屡创新高,但中美贸易摩擦却如影随形,愈演愈烈。本文从奥巴马政府的对华经济政策的视角入手,在政策层面探寻中美贸易摩擦频发的原因。随后,提出对奥巴马政府对华经济政策的几点思考与结论。

  5. Addressing Transition Issues in Languages Education.

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    Steigler-Peters, Susi; Moran, Wendy; Piccioli, Maria Teresa; Chesterton, Paul

    2003-01-01

    Focuses on what has been learned from the implementation and evaluation of the Australian Language and Continuity Initiative (LCI) in relation to addressing transition issues in language education. (Author/VWL)

  6. Address Points, Published in unknown, SWGRC.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Address Points dataset as of unknown. Data by this publisher are often provided in Geographic coordinate system; in a Not Sure projection; The extent of these...

  7. An Efficient Reconfigurable Content Addressable Memory

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    Saswathy Sekharan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper introduces an efficient reconfigurable Content Addressable memory (CAMs which is a hardware search engine that are much faster than other algorithmic approaches for search intensive applications. Content Addressable Memories are composed of conventional semiconductor memory (usually SRAM with added comparison circuitry that enables a search operation to complete in a single clock cycle. To understand more about Content Addressable Memory, it helps to contrast it with RAM. A RAM is an integrated circuit that stores data temporarily. In CAM, the user supplies the data and gets back the address.In this paper we introduce a temporary memory called Cache. The cache-CAM (C-CAM saves 80% power over a conventional CAM. Compared with existing software search engines proposed hardware search engine can do multiple searches at a time with more flexibility.

  8. VT E911 road address range geocoder

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — VT E911 road address range geocoder. VCGI, in collaboration with the VT E911 Board, has created a suite of geocoding services that can be used to batch geocode...

  9. VT E911 ESITE geocoder - address points

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — VT E911 ESITE geocoder - address points. VCGI, in collaboration with the VT E911 Board, has created a suite of geocoding services that can be used to batch geocode...

  10. Chemical Address Tags of Fluorescent Bioimaging Probes

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    Shedden, Kerby; Rosania, Gus R.

    2010-01-01

    Chemical address tags can be defined as specific structural features shared by a set of bioimaging probes having a predictable influence on cell-associated visual signals obtained from these probes. Here, using a large image dataset acquired with a high content screening instrument, machine vision and cheminformatics analysis have been applied to reveal chemical address tags. With a combinatorial library of fluorescent molecules, fluorescence signal intensity, spectral, and spatial features c...

  11. Parcels and Land Ownership, rural addressing does collect address points, Published in unknown, Gibson County Government.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Parcels and Land Ownership dataset as of unknown. It is described as 'rural addressing does collect address points'. The extent of these data is generally Gila...

  12. Address Points, Address points, Published in 2008, Norton County Appraisal Office.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Address Points dataset, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2008. It is described as 'Address points'. Data by this publisher are...

  13. 75 FR 57006 - Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges to Smart Grid Implementation

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    2010-09-17

    ... foreign oil, to create jobs, and to help U.S. industry compete successfully in global markets for clean... strategy. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (``Recovery Act'') took large, initial steps..., comprehensive strategy in partnership with the states that will further President Obama's comprehensive...

  14. Políticas y prácticas de deportación en la administración de Obama:

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    Jessica E. Chicco

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El Proyecto de Post-Deportación de Derechos Humanos (PDHRP en el Centro para los Derechos Humanos y Justicia Internacional de Boston College colabora con organizaciones de inmigrantes en Nueva Inglaterra y en la región Quiché al sur de Guatemala en proyectos de investigación y acción participativa y en la defensa y representación legal de los deportados para abogar en colaboración con las familias y comunidades afectadas- por los cambios fundamentales que introducirán proporcionalidad, compasión y respeto a la unidad familiar en las leyes de inmigración de los Estados Unidos y asegurar la compatibilidad de éstas con las normas internacionales de derechos humanos. Dos miembros de este equipo interdisciplinario describen la evolución reciente de las políticas y prácticas de deportación del gobierno de Obama y sus efectos sobre los inmigrantes indocumentados y legales que viven en los Estados Unidos - y los desafíos de estas prácticas para todos aquellos que buscan una política de inmigración más justa y humana.

  15. 用批评话语分析解读奥巴马的演讲%Critical Discourse Analysis of Obama' s Speech

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    张敏

    2012-01-01

    Critical analysis, as a way of analysis based on critical linguistics, aims to explore the relation among language, power and ideology. The present study, adopting critical discourse analysis as its analytic approach,analyses Obama' s speech on Libya in terms of classification,transitivity and modality in order to disclose the ideology encoded implicitly behind the overt presentation in the speech. As a result,the practical value and advantages of critical discourse analysis in the analysis of political speech are verified.%批评话语分析是建立在批评语言学理论基础上的一种话语分析方法,其目的是通过语言分析揭示语言、权力和意识形态之间的复杂关系。以批评话语分析理论为指导,文章从分类、及物性和情态三个方面分析了奥巴马就美国干预利比亚战争发表的演讲,揭示了演讲背后掩藏的意识形态,同时验证了批评话语分析在分析政治演讲语篇中的应用价值及优势。

  16. A Metafunctional Analysis of 2014 Obama West Point Speech%奥巴马2014年西点军校演讲纯理功能分析

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    马王储; 李楠

    2015-01-01

    Political speech refers to the speech defining position ,expounding viewpoints or propagating poli‐cies regarding to national affairs and international relations .T his study analyzes the political speech deliv‐ered by US president Obama at The United States Military Academy at West Point in 2014 from ideational function ,interpersonal function and textual function .%政治演讲是指人们针对国家内政事务和对外关系,表明立场、阐明观点、宣传主张的一种演讲(李元授、邹昆山,2003)。语料为美国总统奥巴马2014年在美国西点军校发表的政治演讲,基于M .A .K .Halliday的系统功能语法为,分别从概念功能(ideational function )及物性系统(transitivity)、人际功能(interpersonal function)语气(mood)和情态(modality)系统以及语篇功能(textual function)主位结构(thematic structure)框架,分析奥巴马在西点军校的演讲。

  17. 奥巴马政府的公共外交战略评析%An Analysis of Public Diplomacy Strategy of Obama Administration

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    唐小松; 龚群子

    2011-01-01

    公共外交一直是美国政府极为重视的外交手段,在实现美国长期对外战略目标中扮演重要的角色。奥巴马政府上台后对公共外交进行了进一步改良,大力提倡“新媒体外交”和“全民网络外交”.这对于宣传美国的外交政策,改善美国国际形象,缓解与各国之间的关系,实现其全球战略起到了促进作用。但是,在实际操作过程中,迫于国内外政治、经济阻力和霸权外交困境等因素的影响,其效果还很有限。%As an important diplomatic means, public diplomacy has always been important for the US government and played an important role in achieving the US long-term foreign strategic goal. After he came to power, Obama has made further improvement of public dipl

  18. La reforma de la atención médica de la administración Obama: dificultades para un acuerdo similar en Argentina

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    Susana Belmartino

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available n este artículo se presenta un análisis comparado de los procesos conducentes a una reforma de la atención médica en Argentina y EE.UU. El núcleo de análisis se ubica en los referentes doctrinarios esgrimidos por los promotores de la reforma y los procesos de toma de decisiones que pueden respaldar o derrotar sus propuestas. El análisis se inicia con una síntesis histórica de la cuestión en ambos países. En segundo término, se describe el proceso político que condujo a la sanción de la reforma Obama y, en relación a la Argentina, se defiende una hipótesis destinada a demostrar que el déficit de capacidades institucionales en los organismos de toma de decisiones en nuestro país es un severo obstáculo para la concreción de un cambio sustantivo en ese campo.

  19. Addressing techniques of liquid crystal displays

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    Ruckmongathan, Temkar N

    2014-01-01

    Unique reference source that can be used from the beginning to end of a design project to aid choosing an appropriate LCD addressing technique for a given application This book will be aimed at design engineers who are likely to embed LCD drivers and controllers in many systems including systems on chip. Such designers face the challenge of making the right choice of an addressing technique that will serve them with best performance at minimal cost and complexity. Readers will be able to learn about various methods available for driving matrix LCDs and the comparisons at the end of each chap

  20. Shared address collectives using counter mechanisms

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    Blocksome, Michael; Dozsa, Gabor; Gooding, Thomas M; Heidelberger, Philip; Kumar, Sameer; Mamidala, Amith R; Miller, Douglas

    2014-02-18

    A shared address space on a compute node stores data received from a network and data to transmit to the network. The shared address space includes an application buffer that can be directly operated upon by a plurality of processes, for instance, running on different cores on the compute node. A shared counter is used for one or more of signaling arrival of the data across the plurality of processes running on the compute node, signaling completion of an operation performed by one or more of the plurality of processes, obtaining reservation slots by one or more of the plurality of processes, or combinations thereof.

  1. Strategies for Addressing Spreadsheet Compliance Challenges

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    Weber, Brandon

    2006-01-01

    Most organizations today use spreadsheets in some form or another to support critical business processes. However the financial resources, and developmental rigor dedicated to them are often minor in comparison to other enterprise technology. The increasing focus on achieving regulatory and other forms of compliance over key technology assets has made it clear that organizations must regard spreadsheets as an enterprise resource and account for them when developing an overall compliance strategy. This paper provides the reader with a set of practical strategies for addressing spreadsheet compliance from an organizational perspective. It then presents capabilities offered in the 2007 Microsoft Office System which can be used to help customers address compliance challenges.

  2. Tra storia e mito. Politiche e usi politici di Abraham Lincoln

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    2010-03-01

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    Barack Obama's election brought to the forefront one of the key figures of the nineteenth century, Abraham Lincoln, considered to be a founder of the nation by the new American President. Like Lincoln, Obama put the accent on unity and national goodwill. Like Lincoln, Obama nourished the roots that connected to the common man. The deep desire for change in American politics that Obama espouses also occurred during Lincoln's presidency.

    This essay dwells on Lincoln's words that are impressive in many respects, especially in the way they are able to communicate the passion of political involvement, as well as are impressive the images which represent the Great Emancipator in the different period of American history. Words and images reinterpreted Lincoln's myth in a contemporary mood, showing the how Lincoln became a continuously changing icon, down to the current presidency of Barack Obama.


  3. Transition through Teamwork: Professionals Address Student Access

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    Bube, Sue Ann; Carrothers, Carol; Johnson, Cinda

    2016-01-01

    Prior to 2013, there was no collaboration around the transition services for deaf and hard of hearing students in Washington State. Washington had numerous agencies providing excellent support, but those agencies were not working together. It was not until January 29, 2013, when pepnet 2 hosted the Building State Capacity to Address Critical…

  4. Problem Solvers: Solutions--The Inaugural Address

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    Dause, Emily

    2014-01-01

    Fourth graders in Miss Dause's and Mrs. Hicks's mathematics classes at South Mountain Elementary School in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, worked with the data from the Inauagural Address problem that was previously published published in the February 2013 issue of "Teaching Children Mathematics". This activity allowed students to showcase…

  5. Road Map to Address Cognitive Health

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    In this podcast, CDC’s Dr. Lynda Anderson highlights the important roles that states and communities can play in addressing cognitive health as part of overall health.  Created: 6/9/2014 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 6/9/2014.

  6. Parallel Memory Addressing Using Coincident Optical Pulses

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    1989-09-15

    defined for Al and M, respectively, and at each does not have to be the same for every pair of adjacent destination nodeje D, u D2, the number of...system, a register SKIP may be used at each nodej has to skip before reading the messages addressed node to indicate the number of messages to be

  7. How Sociology Texts Address Gun Control

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    Tonso, William R.

    2004-01-01

    William R. Tonso has chosen an issue that he knows something about to examine how sociology textbooks address controversy. Appealing for gun control is fashionable, but it is at odds with a fondness that ordinary Americans have for their firearms--one that is supported by a growing body of research on deterrence to crime. There are two sides to…

  8. Programming chemistry in DNA-addressable bioreactors

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    Fellermann, H.; Cardelli, L.

    2014-01-01

    . These markers serve as compartment addresses and allow for their targeted transport and fusion, thereby enabling reactions of previously separated chemicals. The overall system organization allows for the set-up of programmable chemistry in microfluidic or other automated environments. We introduce a simple...

  9. ADDRESSING THE RISKS OF GLOBAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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    Hansen, Zaza Nadja Lee; Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema

    2011-01-01

    to rework, misunderstandings, miscommunication and lower quality. This paper investigates how the organisation can reduce the negative aspects of offshoring by presenting two possible approaches; one which lessens the exposure to situations in which these negative impacts happen and another which addresses...

  10. Addressing Psychosocial Factors with Library Mentoring

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    Farrell, Bridget; Alabi, Jaena; Whaley, Pambanisha; Jenda, Claudine

    2017-01-01

    The majority of articles on mentoring in the library and information science field address career development by emphasizing the orientation process for new librarians and building the requisite skills for a specific job. Few articles deal with the psychological and social challenges that many early-career and minority librarians face, which can…

  11. Rational Rhymes for Addressing Common Childhood Issues

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    Warren, Jeffrey M.

    2011-01-01

    Music-based interventions are valuable tools counselors can use when working with children. Specific types of music-based interventions, such as songs or rhymes, can be especially pertinent in addressing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of children. Rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT) provides a therapeutic framework that encourages…

  12. Addressing Issues Related to Technology and Engineering

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    2008-01-01

    This article presents an interview with Michael Hacker and David Burghardt, codirectors of Hoftra University's Center for Technological Literacy. Hacker and Burghardt address issues related to technology and engineering. They argue that teachers need to be aware of the problems kids are facing, and how to present these problems in an engaging…

  13. Addressing production stops in the food industry

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    Hansen, Zaza Nadja Lee; Herbert, Luke Thomas; Jacobsen, Peter

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates the challenges in the food industry which causes the production lines to stop, illustrated by a case study of an SME size company in the baked goods sector in Denmark. The paper proposes key elements this sector needs to be aware of to effectively address production stops......, and gives examples of the unique challenges faced by the SME food industry....

  14. Mapping virtual addresses to different physical addresses for value disambiguation for thread memory access requests

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    Gala, Alan; Ohmacht, Martin

    2014-09-02

    A multiprocessor system includes nodes. Each node includes a data path that includes a core, a TLB, and a first level cache implementing disambiguation. The system also includes at least one second level cache and a main memory. For thread memory access requests, the core uses an address associated with an instruction format of the core. The first level cache uses an address format related to the size of the main memory plus an offset corresponding to hardware thread meta data. The second level cache uses a physical main memory address plus software thread meta data to store the memory access request. The second level cache accesses the main memory using the physical address with neither the offset nor the thread meta data after resolving speculation. In short, this system includes mapping of a virtual address to a different physical addresses for value disambiguation for different threads.

  15. Image Coding Based on Address Vector Quantization.

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    Feng, Yushu

    Image coding is finding increased application in teleconferencing, archiving, and remote sensing. This thesis investigates the potential of Vector Quantization (VQ), a relatively new source coding technique, for compression of monochromatic and color images. Extensions of the Vector Quantization technique to the Address Vector Quantization method have been investigated. In Vector Quantization, the image data to be encoded are first processed to yield a set of vectors. A codeword from the codebook which best matches the input image vector is then selected. Compression is achieved by replacing the image vector with the index of the code-word which produced the best match, the index is sent to the channel. Reconstruction of the image is done by using a table lookup technique, where the label is simply used as an address for a table containing the representative vectors. A code-book of representative vectors (codewords) is generated using an iterative clustering algorithm such as K-means, or the generalized Lloyd algorithm. A review of different Vector Quantization techniques are given in chapter 1. Chapter 2 gives an overview of codebook design methods including the Kohonen neural network to design codebook. During the encoding process, the correlation of the address is considered and Address Vector Quantization is developed for color image and monochrome image coding. Address VQ which includes static and dynamic processes is introduced in chapter 3. In order to overcome the problems in Hierarchical VQ, Multi-layer Address Vector Quantization is proposed in chapter 4. This approach gives the same performance as that of the normal VQ scheme but the bit rate is about 1/2 to 1/3 as that of the normal VQ method. In chapter 5, a Dynamic Finite State VQ based on a probability transition matrix to select the best subcodebook to encode the image is developed. In chapter 6, a new adaptive vector quantization scheme, suitable for color video coding, called "A Self -Organizing

  16. Forms of Address as Discrete Modal Operators

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Forms of Address as Discrete Modal Operators The category of expressions of politeness includes, among others, forms of address. Forms of address express honorification. Honorification can be defined as a special type of meaning that consists of information about the social and interpersonal relations between the speaker and the addressee, the speaker and the hearer, and the speaker and the protagonist of the predication. As far as their place in the syntactic structure is concerned, forms of address can either be integrated with the other elements of a predication or not. However, they are always part of a predication’s semantic structure. Moreover, forms of address convey the speaker’s attitude to the meaning of the predicate that they want to convey, which consequently means that forms of address also carry a modal element. Modality can be defined as a situation in which an individual is in a particular mental state, i.e. exhibits some kind of attitude to a situation or a type of situations. Forms of address can be categorised as modal operators conveying imperatives, requests, suppositions, etc. The term "operator" can be used for a unit of language when it changes the semantic structure of the predication. My research on honorification is mainly based on contemporary corpora, both monolingual and multilingual. In the present study, I analyse forms of address which carry imperative and optative meanings.   Formy adresatywne jako dyskretne operatory modalne W obrębie wyrażeń realizujących funkcje grzecznościowe znajduje się grupa form adresatywnych. Są one częścią kategorii honoryfikatywności rozumianej jako szczególny rodzaj znaczenia zawartego w treści wypowiedzi, informację o towarzysko-społecznej relacji między nadawcą a odbiorcą, nadawcą a słuchaczem oraz nadawcą a bohaterem wypowiedzi. Gramatycznie formy adresatywne mogą być zarówno zintegrowane, jak i niezintegrowane syntaktycznie z resztą wypowiedzi, ale

  17. CANE: The Content Addressed Network Environment

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    Gardner-Stephen, Paul

    2007-01-01

    The fragmented nature and asymmetry of local and remote file access and network access, combined with the current lack of robust authenticity and privacy, hamstrings the current internet. The collection of disjoint and often ad-hoc technologies currently in use are at least partially responsible for the magnitude and potency of the plagues besetting the information economy, of which spam and email borne virii are canonical examples. The proposed replacement for the internet, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), does little to tackle these underlying issues, instead concentrating on addressing the technical issues of a decade ago. This paper introduces CANE, a Content Addressed Network Environment, and compares it against current internet and related technologies. Specifically, CANE presents a simple computing environment in which location is abstracted away in favour of identity, and trust is explicitly defined. Identity is cryptographically verified and yet remains pervasively open in nature. It is argued tha...

  18. Characterization of addressability by simultaneous randomized benchmarking

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    Gambetta, Jay M; Merkel, S T; Johnson, B R; Smolin, John A; Chow, Jerry M; Ryan, Colm A; Rigetti, Chad; Poletto, S; Ohki, Thomas A; Ketchen, Mark B; Steffen, M

    2012-01-01

    The control and handling of errors arising from cross-talk and unwanted interactions in multi-qubit systems is an important issue in quantum information processing architectures. We introduce a benchmarking protocol that provides information about the amount of addressability present in the system and implement it on coupled superconducting qubits. The protocol consists of randomized benchmarking each qubit individually and then simultaneously, and the amount of addressability is related to the difference of the average gate fidelities of those experiments. We present the results on two similar samples with different amounts of cross-talk and unwanted interactions, which agree with predictions based on simple models for the amount of residual coupling.

  19. Addressing food waste reduction in Denmark

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    Halloran, Afton Marina Szasz; Clement, Jesper; Kornum, Niels

    2014-01-01

    Global food demand is driven by population and economic growth, and urbanization. One important instrument to meet this increasing demand and to decrease the pressure on food production is to minimize food losses and food waste. Food waste and loss is a major societal, economic, nutritional...... and environmental challenge. Using the case of Denmark, this paper analyses causes of food waste, and discusses how different stakeholders address the prevention and reuse of the €1.18. billion of annual edible food waste. Currently, the majority of food waste is still incinerated with energy recovery. However......, improvements in technology have made it more efficient to utilize food waste for biogas and compost, which improves nutrient cycling through the food system. Major efforts to address food waste in Denmark have mainly been promoted through civil society groups with governmental support, as well as by industry...

  20. Improving student learning by addressing misconceptions

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    Engelmann, Carol A.; Huntoon, Jacqueline E.

    2011-12-01

    Students—and often those who teach them—come to class with preconceptions and misconceptions that hinder their learning. For instance, many K-12 students and teachers believe groundwater exists in the ground in actual rivers or lakes, but in fact, groundwater is found in permeable rock layers called aquifers. Such misconceptions need to be addressed before students can learn scientific concepts correctly. While other science disciplines have been addressing preconceptions and misconceptions for many years, the geoscience community has only recently begun to concentrate on the impact these have on students' learning. Valuable research is being done that illuminates how geologic thinking evolves from the "novice" to "expert" level. The expert is defined as an individual with deep understanding of Earth science concepts. As research progresses, geoscientists are realizing that correcting preconceptions and misconceptions can move teachers and students closer to the "expert" level [Libarkin, 2005].

  1. World Federation of Vascular Societies: presidential address

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    Sillesen, Henrik Hegaard

    2010-01-01

    The presidential address describes briefly the history of the World Federation for Vascular Societies (WFVS) and its objectives. Vascular Surgery today includes interventional procedures (open surgical and endovascular) in addition to risk factor reduction and medical treatment. It is equally imp...... throughout the world. In addition, for introduction of new treatments, training issues and dissemination of science a global organisation like the WFVS is needed.......The presidential address describes briefly the history of the World Federation for Vascular Societies (WFVS) and its objectives. Vascular Surgery today includes interventional procedures (open surgical and endovascular) in addition to risk factor reduction and medical treatment. It is equally....... Similar, in order to be able to train with relevant case mix and numbers, and in order always to have both complex open and endovascular skills on call 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, centralisation into larger units is necessary. The WFVS is important simply looking at the huge demographic differences...

  2. Politeness Strategies in American Presidential Inaugural Addresses

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    李立文; 朱琳靓

    2008-01-01

    American presidential inaugural address(PIA)a very important variety with worldwide influence and long-lasting significance.Its main task and purpose is to outline the main policies of the new government and win people's support.However.the prerequisite of winning people's sympathy and support lies in people's good relationship with and trust in the government.Therefore almost all the speakers resort to"approached-based" positive politeness strategy quite often which performs this function very well.

  3. Matrix-addressable electrochromic display cell

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    Beni, G.; Schiavone, L. M.

    1981-04-01

    We report an electrochromic display cell with intrinsic matrix addressability. The cell, based on a sputtered iridium oxide film (SIROF) and a tantalum-oxide hysteretic counterelectrode, has electrochromic parameters (i.e., response times, operating voltages, and contrast) similar to those of other SIROF display devices, but in addition, has short-circuit memory and voltage threshold. Memory and threshold are sufficiently large to allow, in principle, multiplexing of electrochromic display panels of large-screen TV pixel size.

  4. Addressing spiritual leadership: an organizational model.

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    Burkhart, Lisa; Solari-Twadell, P Ann; Haas, Sheila

    2008-01-01

    The Joint Commission requires health systems to address spiritual care. Research indicates that spirituality is associated with better physical, psychological, and social health and that culturally diverse populations and individuals at end-of-life often request spiritual care. The authors report the results of a consensus conference of 21 executives representing 10 large faith-based health systems who discussed the input, process, and outcomes of a corporate model for spiritual leadership. Specific initiatives are highlighted.

  5. Sending and Addressing Messages in Web Services

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    Borkowski, Piotr

    2007-01-01

    This thesis provides an overview of Web Services technology. The concept of Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture are explained. The thesis focuses on the mechanisms for transporting and addressing messages in web services, especially SOAP. It presents the development history of SOAP, an overview of the SOAP 1.2 specification, and the differences between SOAP in version 1.1 and 1.2. Further, the thesis presents two web servers for development and deployment of web services using Java...

  6. Forest Policies Addressing Climate Change in China

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    2010-01-01

    As a developing country with a large population and a fragile ecological environment, China is particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Beginning with the Rio Conference of 1992 China has played a progressively enhanced role in combating climate change. A series of policies and measures to address climate change have been taken in the overall context of national sustainable development strategy, making positive contributions to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change, among ...

  7. Addressing language barriers to healthcare in India.

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    Narayan, Lalit

    2013-01-01

    In spite of a growing recognition of the importance of doctor-patient communication, the issue of language barriers to healthcare has received very little attention in India. The Indian population speaks over 22 major languages with English used as the lingua franca for biomedicine. Large-scale internal migration has meant that health workers are encountering increasing instances of language discordance within clinical settings. Research done predominantly in the West has shown language discordance to significantly affect access to care, cause problems of comprehension and adherence, and decrease the satisfaction and quality of care. Addressing language barriers to healthcare in India requires a stronger political commitment to providing non-discriminatory health services, especially to vulnerable groups such as illiterate migrant workers. Research will have to address three broad areas: the ways in which language barriers affect health and healthcare, the efficacy of interventions to overcome language barriers, and the costs of language barriers and efforts to overcome them. There is a need to address such barriers in health worker education and clinical practice. Proven strategies such as hiring multilingual healthcare workers, providing language training to health providers, employing in situ translators or using telephone interpretation services will have to be evaluated for their appropriateness to the Indian context. Internet-based initiatives, the proliferation of mobile phones and recent advances in machine translation promise to contribute to the solution.

  8. Matching Alternative Addresses: a Semantic Web Approach

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    Ariannamazi, S.; Karimipour, F.; Hakimpour, F.

    2015-12-01

    Rapid development of crowd-sourcing or volunteered geographic information (VGI) provides opportunities for authoritatives that deal with geospatial information. Heterogeneity of multiple data sources and inconsistency of data types is a key characteristics of VGI datasets. The expansion of cities resulted in the growing number of POIs in the OpenStreetMap, a well-known VGI source, which causes the datasets to outdate in short periods of time. These changes made to spatial and aspatial attributes of features such as names and addresses might cause confusion or ambiguity in the processes that require feature's literal information like addressing and geocoding. VGI sources neither will conform specific vocabularies nor will remain in a specific schema for a long period of time. As a result, the integration of VGI sources is crucial and inevitable in order to avoid duplication and the waste of resources. Information integration can be used to match features and qualify different annotation alternatives for disambiguation. This study enhances the search capabilities of geospatial tools with applications able to understand user terminology to pursuit an efficient way for finding desired results. Semantic web is a capable tool for developing technologies that deal with lexical and numerical calculations and estimations. There are a vast amount of literal-spatial data representing the capability of linguistic information in knowledge modeling, but these resources need to be harmonized based on Semantic Web standards. The process of making addresses homogenous generates a helpful tool based on spatial data integration and lexical annotation matching and disambiguating.

  9. MATCHING ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES: A SEMANTIC WEB APPROACH

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    S. Ariannamazi

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Rapid development of crowd-sourcing or volunteered geographic information (VGI provides opportunities for authoritatives that deal with geospatial information. Heterogeneity of multiple data sources and inconsistency of data types is a key characteristics of VGI datasets. The expansion of cities resulted in the growing number of POIs in the OpenStreetMap, a well-known VGI source, which causes the datasets to outdate in short periods of time. These changes made to spatial and aspatial attributes of features such as names and addresses might cause confusion or ambiguity in the processes that require feature’s literal information like addressing and geocoding. VGI sources neither will conform specific vocabularies nor will remain in a specific schema for a long period of time. As a result, the integration of VGI sources is crucial and inevitable in order to avoid duplication and the waste of resources. Information integration can be used to match features and qualify different annotation alternatives for disambiguation. This study enhances the search capabilities of geospatial tools with applications able to understand user terminology to pursuit an efficient way for finding desired results. Semantic web is a capable tool for developing technologies that deal with lexical and numerical calculations and estimations. There are a vast amount of literal-spatial data representing the capability of linguistic information in knowledge modeling, but these resources need to be harmonized based on Semantic Web standards. The process of making addresses homogenous generates a helpful tool based on spatial data integration and lexical annotation matching and disambiguating.

  10. Panels and Lectures Address China Controversies

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    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Editors note: Over the past several months, colleagues have brought to our attention three public panel discussions and lectures that address contemporary controversies in Chinese studies. These discussions have been video-recorded and are available to view on the internet. These presentations may be useful either for scholarly pursuits or may be excerpted for classroom viewing. We wish to thank those who contacted us about these resources, and we encourage readers who know of other such video resources to let us know about them so that we can inform our ASIANetwork colleagues of their existence and availability.

  11. A Task Force to Address Bullying.

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    Keller, Ronald; Budin, Wendy C; Allie, Tammy

    2016-02-01

    Bullying in the workplace can create a dysfunctional environment that is associated with serious physical and psychological harm to the person being bullied. Nurses' experience with bullying has gained considerable attention in recent years, and warrants further discussion. Nurse leaders need to develop and implement effective bullying prevention initiatives that will foster the functioning of a professional and productive staff in a healthy work environment. The aim of this article is to review workplace bullying as experienced by nurses, and describe how nurses at a Magnet-designated academic medical center developed and implemented a bullying task force to address the problem.

  12. HEP technologies to address medical imaging challenges

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    2016-01-01

    Developments in detector technologies aimed at solving challenges in present and future CERN experiments, particularly at the LHC, have triggered exceptional advances in the performance of medical imaging devices, allowing for a spectacular progress in in-vivo molecular imaging procedures, which are opening the way for tailored therapies of major diseases. This talk will briefly review the recent history of this prime example of technology transfer from HEP experiments to society, will describe the technical challenges being addressed by some ongoing projects, and will present a few new ideas for further developments and their foreseeable impact.

  13. Grid Added Value to Address Malaria

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    Breton, V; Hofmann, M

    2008-01-01

    Through this paper, we call for a distributed, internet-based collaboration to address one of the worst plagues of our present world, malaria. The spirit is a non-proprietary peer-production of information-embedding goods. And we propose to use the grid technology to enable such a world wide "open source" like collaboration. The first step towards this vision has been achieved during the summer on the EGEE grid infrastructure where 46 million ligands were docked for a total amount of 80 CPU years in 6 weeks in the quest for new drugs.

  14. Time to address the problems at the neural interface

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    Durand, Dominique M.; Ghovanloo, Maysam; Krames, Elliot

    2014-04-01

    interface with the CNS. In 2013, two symposia were held independently to discuss this problem: one was held at the International Neuromodulation Society's 11th World Congress in Berlin and supported by the International Neuromodulation Society1 and the other at the 6th International Neural Engineering conference in San Diego2 and was supported by the NSF. Clearly, the neuromodulation and the neural engineering communities are keen to solve this problem. Experts from the field were assembled to discuss the problems and potential solutions. Although many important points were raised, few emerged as key issues. (1) The ability to access remotely and reliably internal neural signals . Although some of the technological problems have already been solved, this ability to access neural signals is still a significant problem since reliable and robust transcutaneous telemetry systems with large numbers of signals, each with wide bandwidth, are not readily available to researchers. (2) A translation strategy taking basic research to the clinic . The lack of understanding of the biological response to implanted constructs and the inability to monitor the sites and match the mechanical properties of the probe to the neural tissue properties continue to be an unsolved problem. In addition, the low levels of collaboration among neuroscientists, clinicians, patients and other stakeholders throughout different phases of research and development were considered to be significant impediments to progress. (3) Fundamental tools development procedures for neural interfacing . There are many laboratories testing various devices with different sets of criteria, but there is no consensus on the failure modes. The reliability, robustness of metrics and testing standards for such devices have not been established, either in academia or in industry. To start addressing this problem, the FDA has established a laboratory to test the reliability of some neural devices. Although the discussion was mostly

  15. Addressing firefighter safety around solar PV systems

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    Harris, B. [Sustainable Energy Technologies, Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2010-11-15

    The article discussed new considerations for installing photovoltaic (PV) systems that address the needs of fire service personnel. The presence of a PV system presents a multitude of dangers for firefighters, including electrical shock, the inhalation of toxic gases from being unable to cut a hole through the roof, falling debris and flying glass, and dead loading on a compromised structure and tripping on conduits. Mapping systems should be modified so that buildings with PV systems are identified for first responders, including firefighters who should learn that solar modules present an electrical hazard during the day but not at night; covering PV modules with foam or salvage covers may not shut the system down to a safe level; it takes a few moments for the power in PV modules to reduce to zero; and PV modules or conduit should never be cut, broke, chopped, or walked upon. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection recommends creating pathways and allowing easier access to the roof by setting the modules back from roof edges, creating a structurally sound pathway for firefighters to walk on and space to cut ventilation holes. However, the setback rule makes the economics of solar installation less viable for residential applications. The technological innovations aimed at addressing system safety all focus on limiting firefighter contact with live electrical components to within the extra-low-voltage (ELV) band. Some of the inverters on the market that support ELV system architecture were described. 1 fig.

  16. Integrated optical addressing of an ion qubit

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    Mehta, Karan K; McConnell, Robert; Ram, Rajeev J; Sage, Jeremy M; Chiaverini, John

    2015-01-01

    Scalable implementation of the optics required to control trapped atomic ions' quantum states will be required to construct large-scale ion trap quantum information processors. All experiments in ion traps so far have employed approaches cumbersome to scale to even a few tens of qubits, with the majority relying on manipulation of free space beams with bulk optics. Here we demonstrate lithographically defined nanophotonic dielectric waveguides integrated within a linear surface-electrode ion trap chip, and qubit addressing at multiple locations via focusing grating couplers that emit through openings in the trap electrodes to an ion trapped 50 $\\mu$m above the chip. We perform quantum coherent operations using visible light routed in and emitted from silicon nitride waveguides and couplers, on the optical qubit transition in individual $^{88}$Sr$^+$ ions. The addressing beam is focused near the ion position with a 2 $\\mu$m 1/$e^2$-radius along the trap axis, and we measure crosstalk errors between $10^{-2}$ a...

  17. Framing Obama’s Re-election. A Comparative Analysis of German, French and Romanian Media Coverage

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The US presidential election is not only a politically relevant issue but also a media relevant issue in every part of the world. Therefore, the present paper aims to analyze the way print media from Germany, France and Romania comparatively covered the re-election moment of Barack Obama. The research intends to analyze to what degree there are differences between the ways in which print media from the abovementioned countries represented the re-election moment of Barack Obama from the point of view of the framing theory and of the political affiliation of the analyzed newspaper. Moreover, the paper aims to present the way the image of Barack Obama is represented within the pictures used in the media. We expect to find relevant differences both between the analyzed newspapers within a country and between the general perspectives of the selected countries.

  18. Address Forms in Chinese and English-Speaking Culture

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    王晓茹

    2015-01-01

    Address forms is one of markers of politeness and is an indispensable part of communication. An appropriate address form promotes interpersonal communication smoothly. An address form is polite in one culture, but might be inappropriate in an⁃other culture. The paper contrasts address forms in English and Chinese culture and explores the reasons for their different choice of address terms.

  19. GIS-based geocoding methods for area-based addresses and 3D addresses in urban areas

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    Jiyeong Lee

    2009-01-01

    For more than four decades, two address-matching methods, the street-based address geocoding method and address-point-matching method, have been used to identify geographical coordinates from postal addresses. However, street-based address geocoding methods developed for the US addressing system are not universally applicable in developing a single-portal geocoding middleware for worldwide Internet-based geographic information systems applications. Problems also exist with address-point match...

  20. Addressing submarine geohazards through scientific drilling

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    Camerlenghi, A.

    2009-04-01

    Natural submarine geohazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, volcanic island flank collapses) are geological phenomena originating at or below the seafloor leading to a situation of risk for off-shore and on-shore structures and the coastal population. Addressing submarine geohazards means understanding their spatial and temporal variability, the pre-conditioning factors, their triggers, and the physical processes that control their evolution. Such scientific endeavour is nowadays considered by a large sector of the international scientific community as an obligation in order to contribute to the mitigation of the potentially destructive societal effects of submarine geohazards. The study of submarine geohazards requires a multi-disciplinary scientific approach: geohazards must be studied through their geological record; active processes must be monitored; geohazard evolution must be modelled. Ultimately, the information must be used for the assessment of vulnerability, risk analysis, and development of mitigation strategies. In contrast with the terrestrial environment, the oceanic environment is rather hostile to widespread and fast application of high-resolution remote sensing techniques, accessibility for visual inspection, sampling and installation of monitoring stations. Scientific Drilling through the IODP (including the related pre site-survey investigations, sampling, logging and in situ measurements capability, and as a platform for deployment of long term observatories at the surface and down-hole) can be viewed as the centre of gravity of an international, coordinated, multi-disciplinary scientific approach to address submarine geohazards. The IODP Initial Science Plan expiring in 2013 does not address openly geohazards among the program scientific objectives. Hazards are referred to mainly in relation to earthquakes and initiatives towards the understanding of seismogenesis. Notably, the only drilling initiative presently under way is the

  1. Addressing consumerization of IT risks with nudging

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    Iryna Yevseyeva

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work we address the main issues of Information Technology (IT consumerization that are related to security risks, and vulnerabilities of devices used within Bring Your Own Device (BYOD strategy in particular. We propose a ‘soft’ mitigation strategy for user actions based on nudging, widely applied to health and social behavior influence. In particular, we propose a complementary, less strict, more flexible Information Security policies, based on risk assessment of device vulnerabilities and threats to corporate data and devices, combined with a strategy of influencing security behavior by nudging. We argue that nudging, by taking into account the context of the decision-making environment, and the fact that the employee may be in better position to make a more appropriate decision, may be more suitable than strict policies in situations of uncertainty of security-related decisions. Several examples of nudging are considered for different tested and potential scenarios in security context.

  2. Professional Culture and Climate: Addressing Unconscious Bias

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    Knezek, Patricia

    2016-10-01

    Unconscious bias reflects expectations or stereotypes that influence our judgments of others (regardless of our own group). Everyone has unconscious biases. The end result of unconscious bias can be an accumulation of advantage or disadvantage that impacts the long term career success of individuals, depending on which biases they are subject to. In order to foster a professional culture and climate, being aware of these unconscious biases and mitigating against them is a first step. This is particularly important when judgements are needed, such as in cases for recruitment, choice of speakers for conferences, and even reviewing papers submitted for publication. This presentation will cover how unconscious bias manifests itself, what evidence exists to demonstrate it exists, and ways it can be addressed.

  3. Library outreach: addressing Utah's "Digital Divide".

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    McCloskey, K M

    2000-10-01

    A "Digital Divide" in information and technological literacy exists in Utah between small hospitals and clinics in rural areas and the larger health care institutions in the major urban area of the state. The goals of the outreach program of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah address solutions to this disparity in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-- Midcontinental Region, the Utah Department of Health, and the Utah Area Health Education Centers. In a circuit-rider approach, an outreach librarian offers classes and demonstrations throughout the state that teach information-access skills to health professionals. Provision of traditional library services to unaffiliated health professionals is integrated into the library's daily workload as a component of the outreach program. The paper describes the history, methodology, administration, funding, impact, and results of the program.

  4. Discurso de paraninfo Guest speaker's address

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    José Carlos Bruni

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente texto é o discurso de paraninfo pronunciado para os formandos da turma de 2001 da Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências da Universidade Estadual Paulista, Campus de Marília/SP. Constitui-se em pequena reflexão sobre o momento da formatura, a passagem para a vida profissional e os problemas mais candentes que a vida acadêmica enfrenta hoje no Brasil.This is the text of the guest speaker's address given on the graduation ceremony of the 2001 class at the Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências da Universidade Estadual Paulista at Marília/São Paulo. It consists in a brief reflection about the moment of graduation, the passage to professional life and the most serious problems of academic life today in Brazil.

  5. Advancing efforts to address youth violence involvement.

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    Weist, M D; Cooley-Quille, M

    2001-06-01

    Discusses the increased public attention on violence-related problems among youth and the concomitant increased diversity in research. Youth violence involvement is a complex construct that includes violence experienced in multiple settings (home, school, neighborhood) and in multiple forms (as victims, witnesses, perpetrators, and through family members, friends, and the media). Potential impacts of such violence involvement are considerable, including increased internalizing and externalizing behaviors among youth and future problems in school adjustment and life-course development. This introductory article reviews key dimensions of youth-related violence, describes an American Psychological Association Task Force (Division 12) developed to advance relevant research, and presents examples of national resources and efforts that attempt to address this critical public health issue.

  6. Validation of Housing Standards Addressing Accessibility

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    Helle, Tina

    2013-01-01

    The aim was to explore the use of an activity-based approach to determine the validity of a set of housing standards addressing accessibility. This included examination of the frequency and the extent of accessibility problems among older people with physical functional limitations who used...... participant groups were examined. Performing well-known kitchen activities was associated with accessibility problems for all three participant groups, in particular those using a wheelchair. The overall validity of the housing standards examined was poor. Observing older people interacting with realistic...... no mobility device (n = 10) or who used a wheelchair (n = 10) or a rollator (n = 10). The setting was a kitchen designed according to present housing standards. The participants prepared lunch in the kitchen. Accessibility problems were assessed by observation and self-report. Differences between the three...

  7. Adresse inconnue / Address unknown / Suchwiin Bulmyeong

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    Serge Gruzinski

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Tous les films asiatiques parlent de métissage, même ceux qui se présentent comme de vastes fresques historiques perdues dans le temps. Les emprunts aux traditions hollywoodiennes et européennes n'ont cessé d'enrichir une cinématographie aussi ancienne que celle du monde occidental. Dans Adresse inconnue (Address unknown le cinéaste coréen Kim Ki-duk explore l'expérience du métissage et le corps du métis à la frontière entre Corée du Nord et Corée du sud. Fils d'un GI américain et noir et d...

  8. Integrated optical addressing of an ion qubit

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    Mehta, Karan K.; Bruzewicz, Colin D.; McConnell, Robert; Ram, Rajeev J.; Sage, Jeremy M.; Chiaverini, John

    2016-12-01

    The long coherence times and strong Coulomb interactions afforded by trapped ion qubits have enabled realizations of the necessary primitives for quantum information processing and the highest-fidelity quantum operations in any qubit to date. Although light delivery to each individual ion in a system is essential for general quantum manipulations and readout, experiments so far have employed optical systems that are cumbersome to scale to even a few tens of qubits. Here we demonstrate lithographically defined nanophotonic waveguide devices for light routing and ion addressing that are fully integrated within a surface-electrode ion trap chip. Ion qubits are addressed at multiple locations via focusing grating couplers emitting through openings in the trap electrodes to ions trapped 50 μm above the chip; using this light, we perform quantum coherent operations on the optical qubit transition in individual 88Sr+ ions. The grating focuses the beam to a diffraction-limited spot near the ion position with 2 μm 1/e2 radius along the trap axis, and we measure crosstalk errors between 10-2 and 4 × 10-4 at distances 7.5-15 μm from the beam centre. Owing to the scalability of the planar fabrication technique employed, together with the tight focusing and stable alignment afforded by the integration of the optics within the trap chip, this approach presents a path to creating the optical systems required for large-scale trapped-ion quantum information processing.

  9. 1989, un caso de historia inmediata 20 años después. Hacia una reconstrucción del cuádruple efecto perverso producido por Jaruzelski, Gorbachov, Kohl y Obama

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    Carlos Ortiz de Landázuri

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Se analizan cuatro interpretaciones actuales de la caída del muro de Berlín en 1989, en las que se reflexiona sobre el doble uso que Francis Fukuyama y Erik J. Hobsbawm hicieron de esta fecha de corte, según la concibieran como el fin de la historia en sentido liberal o el término de un siglo corto donde tuvo lugar la autodisolución del comunismo. Pero simultáneamente también se reconstruye el cuádruple efecto perverso que incluso hoy día siguen teniendo las distintas estrategias seguidas entonces por Jaruzelski, Gorbachov, Kohl y Obama para tratar de encauzar el conflicto generado por los sucesos de 1989.Palabras clave: fin de la historia, siglo corto, efecto perverso, comunismo, liberalismo.___________________________Abstract: They analyse four current interpretations of the fall of the wall of Berlin in 1989, in which it considers the double use that Francis Fukuyama and Erik J. Hobsbawm did of this date of cut, as they conceived it like the end of the history in liberal sense or the term of a short century where took place the dissolution of the communism. But simultaneously also it reconstructs the four perverse effect that even today day follow having the distinct strategies entered then by Jaruzelski, Gorbachov, Kohl and Obama to treat to pipe the conflict generated by the events of 1989.Keywords: end of history, short century, perverse effect, communism, liberalism.

  10. The Economic Statecraft of the Obama Administration%论奥巴马政府的经济治国方略

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    白云真

    2015-01-01

    In the period of the rise of the Asia-Pacific region and emerging powers,the Obama Adminis-tration puts economy and market power at the center of U.S.foreign policy,adjusts its priority agenda, promotes trade,investment and commercial diplomacy,and uses economic tools such as foreign aid,sanc-tions and partnership to deal with diplomatic challenges,in order to improve U.S.diplomatic capabilities. These measures not only have strategic impact on China,but also contain China's political influence and jeopardize its economic interests.To deal with that,China needs to further strengthen strategic transforma-tion,promote trade and investment,and use economic tools to solve economic challenges.%在亚太地区与新兴大国崛起的经济权力时代,奥巴马政府以经济治国方略观将经济与市场力量置于美国对外政策的核心地位,调整了美国对外政策的优先事项,推动贸易、投资与商业外交,以援助、制裁、伙伴关系等经济工具应对中国崛起、乌克兰危机等对外政策挑战,加强外交能力建设。这些举措不仅对中国产生了战略性的影响,而且对我国发挥政治影响与维护安全利益形成制约的作用。为此,我国应以公私伙伴关系深入推进对外战略转型,推进贸易、投资外交,以经济资源与手段、经济伙伴关系应对安全挑战,加强自身外交能力建设。

  11. Addressing social resistance in emerging security technologies

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    Mitchener-Nissen, Timothy

    2013-01-01

    In their efforts to enhance the safety and security of citizens, governments and law enforcement agencies look to scientists and engineers to produce modern methods for preventing, detecting, and prosecuting criminal activities. Whole body scanners, lie detection technologies, biometrics, etc., are all being developed for incorporation into the criminal justice apparatus.1 Yet despite their purported security benefits these technologies often evoke social resistance. Concerns over privacy, ethics, and function-creep appear repeatedly in analyses of these technologies. It is argued here that scientists and engineers continue to pay insufficient attention to this resistance; acknowledging the presence of these social concerns yet failing to meaningfully address them. In so doing they place at risk the very technologies and techniques they are seeking to develop, for socially controversial security technologies face restrictions and in some cases outright banning. By identifying sources of potential social resistance early in the research and design process, scientists can both engage with the public in meaningful debate and modify their security technologies before deployment so as to minimize social resistance and enhance uptake. PMID:23970863

  12. Assessing what to address in science communication

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    Bruine de Bruin, Wändi; Bostrom, Ann

    2013-01-01

    As members of a democratic society, individuals face complex decisions about whether to support climate change mitigation, vaccinations, genetically modified food, nanotechnology, geoengineering, and so on. To inform people’s decisions and public debate, scientific experts at government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and other organizations aim to provide understandable and scientifically accurate communication materials. Such communications aim to improve people’s understanding of the decision-relevant issues, and if needed, promote behavior change. Unfortunately, existing communications sometimes fail when scientific experts lack information about what people need to know to make more informed decisions or what wording people use to describe relevant concepts. We provide an introduction for scientific experts about how to use mental models research with intended audience members to inform their communication efforts. Specifically, we describe how to conduct interviews to characterize people’s decision-relevant beliefs or mental models of the topic under consideration, identify gaps and misconceptions in their knowledge, and reveal their preferred wording. We also describe methods for designing follow-up surveys with larger samples to examine the prevalence of beliefs as well as the relationships of beliefs with behaviors. Finally, we discuss how findings from these interviews and surveys can be used to design communications that effectively address gaps and misconceptions in people’s mental models in wording that they understand. We present applications to different scientific domains, showing that this approach leads to communications that improve recipients’ understanding and ability to make informed decisions. PMID:23942122

  13. Programming chemistry in DNA-addressable bioreactors.

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    Fellermann, Harold; Cardelli, Luca

    2014-10-06

    We present a formal calculus, termed the chemtainer calculus, able to capture the complexity of compartmentalized reaction systems such as populations of possibly nested vesicular compartments. Compartments contain molecular cargo as well as surface markers in the form of DNA single strands. These markers serve as compartment addresses and allow for their targeted transport and fusion, thereby enabling reactions of previously separated chemicals. The overall system organization allows for the set-up of programmable chemistry in microfluidic or other automated environments. We introduce a simple sequential programming language whose instructions are motivated by state-of-the-art microfluidic technology. Our approach integrates electronic control, chemical computing and material production in a unified formal framework that is able to mimic the integrated computational and constructive capabilities of the subcellular matrix. We provide a non-deterministic semantics of our programming language that enables us to analytically derive the computational and constructive power of our machinery. This semantics is used to derive the sets of all constructable chemicals and supermolecular structures that emerge from different underlying instruction sets. Because our proofs are constructive, they can be used to automatically infer control programs for the construction of target structures from a limited set of resource molecules. Finally, we present an example of our framework from the area of oligosaccharide synthesis.

  14. The Value of Addressing Patient Preferences.

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    Allen, Jeff D; Stewart, Mark D; Roberts, Samantha A; Sigal, Ellen V

    2017-02-01

    Recent scientific progress is, in some cases, leading to transformative new medicines for diseases that previously had marginal or even no treatment options. This offers great promise for people affected by these diseases, but it has also placed stress on the health care system in terms of the growing cost associated with some new interventions. Effort has been taken to create tools to help patients and health care providers assess the value of new medical innovations. These tools may also provide the basis for assessing the price associated with new medical products. Given the growing expenditures in health care, value frameworks present an opportunity to evaluate new therapeutic options in the context of other treatments and potentially lead to a more economically sustainable health care system. In summary, the contribution to meaningful improvements in health outcomes is the primary focus of any assessment of the value of a new intervention. A component of such evaluations, however, should factor in timely access to new products that address an unmet medical need, as well as the magnitude of that beneficial impact. To achieve these goals, value assessment tools should allow for flexibility in clinical end points and trial designs, incorporate patient preferences, and continually evolve as new evidence, practice patterns, and medical progress advance.

  15. Address Points - COUNTY_ADDRESS_POINTS_IDHS_IN: Address Points Maintained by County Agencies in Indiana (Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Point Shapefile)

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — COUNTY_ADDRESS_POINTS_IDHS_IN is a point shapefile that contains address points maintained by county agencies in Indiana, provided by personnel of Indiana Department...

  16. Elections From Afar

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    JENNIFER; JETT

    2008-01-01

    Packed into a Beijing cafe on November 5, 6,000 miles and 16 hours away from the U. S. presidential election, the crowd excitedly began counting down the seconds until Wes Coast polls closed: 10,9,8 Earlier voter surveys had shown Barack Obama would win California, Oregon and Washington by wide margins. Together with the states he had already won, these states would give him more than enough electoral votes. As soon as the countdown ended, up flashed on the TV screen: "Barack Obama Elected President."

  17. International partnership in lunar missions: Inaugural address

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    Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

    2005-12-01

    I am delighted to participate in the 6th International Conference on Exploration and Utilization of the Moon organized by the Physical Research Laboratory,Ahmedabad.I greet the organizers, eminent planetary exploration and space scientists from India and abroad,academicians,industrialists,engineers,entrepreneurs and distinguished guests.I understand that the International Lunar Conference is a forum to discuss scienti fic results of the ongoing and future space missions related to lunar exploration.This conference will also be utilized to develop understanding on various strategies,initiatives and missions leading to a permanent human presence on our Moon as the future objective.I am happy to note that interactions that took place in the earlier conferences have been bene ficial to participating countries through the intense sharing of scientific knowledge,data and hands-on mission experiences of various space agencies pursuing lunar exploration programmes.I find that nearly 100 scientific papers are being presented in this conference and that the Moon missions being planned and conducted by all the space faring nations of the world are being presented,reviewed and discussed.I note with excitement that many key issues related to space science and Moon missions are being addressed in this conference.These deliberations are important for the world space science community.This will enable you to obtain a comprehensive picture of the goals and policies of all nations striving towards a common vision of space research,being made available for the bene fit of all mankind.Indeed this augurs well for progress towards universal peace and harmony that is a cherished goal of the people of the world as a whole.

  18. Computational strategies to address chromatin structure problems

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    Perišić, Ognjen; Schlick, Tamar

    2016-06-01

    While the genetic information is contained in double helical DNA, gene expression is a complex multilevel process that involves various functional units, from nucleosomes to fully formed chromatin fibers accompanied by a host of various chromatin binding enzymes. The chromatin fiber is a polymer composed of histone protein complexes upon which DNA wraps, like yarn upon many spools. The nature of chromatin structure has been an open question since the beginning of modern molecular biology. Many experiments have shown that the chromatin fiber is a highly dynamic entity with pronounced structural diversity that includes properties of idealized zig-zag and solenoid models, as well as other motifs. This diversity can produce a high packing ratio and thus inhibit access to a majority of the wound DNA. Despite much research, chromatin’s dynamic structure has not yet been fully described. Long stretches of chromatin fibers exhibit puzzling dynamic behavior that requires interpretation in the light of gene expression patterns in various tissue and organisms. The properties of chromatin fiber can be investigated with experimental techniques, like in vitro biochemistry, in vivo imagining, and high-throughput chromosome capture technology. Those techniques provide useful insights into the fiber’s structure and dynamics, but they are limited in resolution and scope, especially regarding compact fibers and chromosomes in the cellular milieu. Complementary but specialized modeling techniques are needed to handle large floppy polymers such as the chromatin fiber. In this review, we discuss current approaches in the chromatin structure field with an emphasis on modeling, such as molecular dynamics and coarse-grained computational approaches. Combinations of these computational techniques complement experiments and address many relevant biological problems, as we will illustrate with special focus on epigenetic modulation of chromatin structure.

  19. Programmatic methods for addressing contaminated volume uncertainties.

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    DURHAM, L.A.; JOHNSON, R.L.; RIEMAN, C.R.; SPECTOR, H.L.; Environmental Science Division; U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUFFALO DISTRICT

    2007-01-01

    Accurate estimates of the volumes of contaminated soils or sediments are critical to effective program planning and to successfully designing and implementing remedial actions. Unfortunately, data available to support the preremedial design are often sparse and insufficient for accurately estimating contaminated soil volumes, resulting in significant uncertainty associated with these volume estimates. The uncertainty in the soil volume estimates significantly contributes to the uncertainty in the overall project cost estimates, especially since excavation and off-site disposal are the primary cost items in soil remedial action projects. The Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District's experience has been that historical contaminated soil volume estimates developed under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) often underestimated the actual volume of subsurface contaminated soils requiring excavation during the course of a remedial activity. In response, the Buffalo District has adopted a variety of programmatic methods for addressing contaminated volume uncertainties. These include developing final status survey protocols prior to remedial design, explicitly estimating the uncertainty associated with volume estimates, investing in predesign data collection to reduce volume uncertainties, and incorporating dynamic work strategies and real-time analytics in predesign characterization and remediation activities. This paper describes some of these experiences in greater detail, drawing from the knowledge gained at Ashland1, Ashland2, Linde, and Rattlesnake Creek. In the case of Rattlesnake Creek, these approaches provided the Buffalo District with an accurate predesign contaminated volume estimate and resulted in one of the first successful FUSRAP fixed-price remediation contracts for the Buffalo District.

  20. Final Report on Internet Addressable Lightswitch

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    Rubinstein, Francis; Pettler, Peter

    2001-08-27

    This report describes the work performed to develop and test a new switching system and communications network that is useful for economically switching lighting circuits in existing commercial buildings. The first section of the report provides the general background of the IBECS (Integrated Building Environmental Communications System) research and development work as well as the context for the development of the new switching system. The research and development effort that went into producing the first proof-of-concept (the IBECS Addressable Power Switch or APS) and the physical prototype of that concept is detailed in the second section. In the third section of the report, we detail the refined Powerline Carrier Based IBECS Title 24 Wall Switch system that evolved from the APS prototype. The refined system provided a path for installing IBECS switching technology in existing buildings that may not be already wired for light level switching control. The final section of the report describes the performance of the IBECS Title 24 Switch system as applied to a small demonstration in two offices at LBNL's Building 90. We learned that the new Powerline Carrier control systems (A-10 technology) that have evolved from the early X-10 systems have solved most of the noise problems that dogged the successful application of X-10 technologies in commercial buildings. We found that the new A-10 powerline carrier control technology can be reliable and effective for switching lighting circuits even in electrically noisy office environments like LBNL. Thus we successfully completed the task objectives by designing, building and demonstrating a new switching system that can provide multiple levels of light which can be triggered either from specially designed wall switches or from a digital communications network. By applying commercially available powerline carrier based technologies that communicate over the in-place lighting wiring system, this type of control can be

  1. Address burnout with a caring, nurturing environment.

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    2014-06-01

    With their hectic schedules and demanding work responsibilities, emergency physicians are particularly vulnerable to symptoms of burnout. One study showed that more than half of emergency providers reported at least one symptom of burnout when they were asked to fill out a survey tool used to measure burnout--more than any other type of provider. It's a concern because physicians experiencing burnout may be less attentive to their patients, and some ultimately choose to leave medicine because they are no longer satisfied with their work. However, there are steps health systems and administrators can take to help physicians who are struggling, and prevent isolated problems from escalating into larger issues. When a national sample of more than 7,200 physicians agreed to take the Maslach Burnout Inventory, a survey tool used to measure burnout, nearly half (45.8%) reported at least one symptom of burnout, and 65% of the emergency providers reported symptoms of burnout. Burnout is not just fatigue. It involves disappointment in a relationship or relationships, and lack of satisfaction or fulfillment with work, according to experts. Symptoms may include moodiness, irritability, sarcasm, and may result in performance issues as well. Further, there may be physical changes such as weight loss or changes in appetite. To prevent or address burnout, experts advise health systems to nurture a caring, collaborative environment, and to make sure that providers have mentors or resources to reach out to if they are experiencing any work-related problems. They also advise administrators to make sure that burnout is a safe topic of conversation.

  2. Public health approach to address maternal mortality

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    Sanjay K Rai

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Reducing maternal mortality is one of the major challenges to health systems worldwide, more so in developing countries that account for nearly 99% of these maternal deaths. Lack of a standard method for reporting of maternal death poses a major hurdle in making global comparisons. Currently much of the focus is on documenting the "number" of maternal deaths and delineating the "medical causes" behind these deaths. There is a need to acknowledge the social correlates of maternal deaths as well. Investigating and in-depth understanding of each maternal death can provide indications on practical ways of addressing the problem. Death of a mother has serious implications for the child as well as other family members and to prevent the same, a comprehensive approach is required. This could include providing essential maternal care, early management of complications and good quality intrapartum care through the involvement of skilled birth attendants. Ensuring the availability, affordability, and accessibility of quality maternal health services, including emergency obstetric care (EmOC would prove pivotal in reducing the maternal deaths. To increase perceived seriousness of the community regarding maternal health, a well-structured awareness campaign is needed with importance be given to avoid adolescent pregnancy as well. Initiatives like Janani Surakhsha Yojna (JSY that have the potential to improve maternal health needs to be strengthened. Quality assessments should form an essential part of all services that are directed toward improving maternal health. Further, emphasis needs to be given on research by involving multiple allied partners, with the aim to develop a prioritized, coordinated, and innovative research agenda for women′s health.

  3. Public health approach to address maternal mortality.

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    Rai, Sanjay K; Anand, K; Misra, Puneet; Kant, Shashi; Upadhyay, Ravi Prakash

    2012-01-01

    Reducing maternal mortality is one of the major challenges to health systems worldwide, more so in developing countries that account for nearly 99% of these maternal deaths. Lack of a standard method for reporting of maternal death poses a major hurdle in making global comparisons. Currently much of the focus is on documenting the "number" of maternal deaths and delineating the "medical causes" behind these deaths. There is a need to acknowledge the social correlates of maternal deaths as well. Investigating and in-depth understanding of each maternal death can provide indications on practical ways of addressing the problem. Death of a mother has serious implications for the child as well as other family members and to prevent the same, a comprehensive approach is required. This could include providing essential maternal care, early management of complications and good quality intrapartum care through the involvement of skilled birth attendants. Ensuring the availability, affordability, and accessibility of quality maternal health services, including emergency obstetric care (EmOC) would prove pivotal in reducing the maternal deaths. To increase perceived seriousness of the community regarding maternal health, a well-structured awareness campaign is needed with importance be given to avoid adolescent pregnancy as well. Initiatives like Janani Surakhsha Yojna (JSY) that have the potential to improve maternal health needs to be strengthened. Quality assessments should form an essential part of all services that are directed toward improving maternal health. Further, emphasis needs to be given on research by involving multiple allied partners, with the aim to develop a prioritized, coordinated, and innovative research agenda for women's health.

  4. Multi Sensor Approach to Address Sustainable Development

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    Habib, Shahid

    2007-01-01

    The main objectives of Earth Science research are many folds: to understand how does this planet operates, can we model her operation and eventually develop the capability to predict such changes. However, the underlying goals of this work are to eventually serve the humanity in providing societal benefits. This requires continuous, and detailed observations from many sources in situ, airborne and space. By and large, the space observations are the way to comprehend the global phenomena across continental boundaries and provide credible boundary conditions for the mesoscale studies. This requires a multiple sensors, look angles and measurements over the same spot in accurately solving many problems that may be related to air quality, multi hazard disasters, public health, hydrology and more. Therefore, there are many ways to address these issues and develop joint implementation, data sharing and operating strategies for the benefit of the world community. This is because for large geographical areas or regions and a diverse population, some sound observations, scientific facts and analytical models must support the decision making. This is crucial for the sustainability of vital resources of the world and at the same time to protect the inhabitants, endangered species and the ecology. Needless to say, there is no single sensor, which can answer all such questions effectively. Due to multi sensor approach, it puts a tremendous burden on any single implementing entity in terms of information, knowledge, budget, technology readiness and computational power. And, more importantly, the health of planet Earth and its ability to sustain life is not governed by a single country, but in reality, is everyone's business on this planet. Therefore, with this notion, it is becoming an impractical problem by any single organization/country to bear this colossal responsibility. So far, each developed country within their means has proceeded along satisfactorily in implementing

  5. Addressing contrasting cognitive models in scientific collaboration

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    Diviacco, P.

    2012-04-01

    If the social aspects of scientific communities and their internal dynamics is starting to be recognized and acknowledged in the everyday lives of scientists, it is rather difficult for them to find tools that could support their activities consistently with this perspective. Issues span from gathering researchers to mutual awareness, from information sharing to building meaning, with the last one being particularly critical in research fields as the geo-sciences, that deal with the reconstruction of unique, often non-reproducible, and contingent processes. Reasoning here is, in fact, mainly abductive, allowing multiple and concurrent explanations for the same phenomenon to coexist. Scientists bias one hypothesis over another not only on strictly logical but also on sociological motivations. Following a vision, scientists tend to evolve and isolate themselves from other scientists creating communities characterized by different cognitive models, so that after some time these become incompatible and scientists stop understanding each other. We address these problems as a communication issue so that the classic distinction into three levels (syntactic, semantic and pragmatic) can be used. At the syntactic level, we highlight non-technical obstacles that condition interoperability and data availability and transparency. At the semantic level, possible incompatibilities of cognitive models are particularly evident, so that using ontologies, cross-domain reconciliation should be applied. This is a very difficult task to perform since the projection of knowledge by scientists, in the designated community, is political and thus can create a lot of tension. The strategy we propose to overcome these issues pertains to pragmatics, in the sense that it is intended to acknowledge the cultural and personal factors each partner brings into the collaboration and is based on the idea that meaning should remain a flexible and contingent representation of possibly divergent views

  6. Evaluating Judicial Performance and Addressing Gender Bias

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    Angela Melville

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Elek and Rottman argue that judicial evaluation is often biased against women and minority judges. The need to address bias is important, however often the desire for diversity seems so self-evident as to belie deeper analysis. This paper examines the two main rationales for gender equality on the bench. First, female judges are often considered necessary in order to bring a gendered perspective to judging, however it is argued that this rationale is flawed. Second, an alternative rationale based on equality and legitimacy is offered which avoids gender essentialism. While debates typically focus on these two rationales, a third rationale embraces both difference and equality/legitimacy. The presence of female judges has an important symbolic value which destabilises existing fraternal legal norms. Finally, increasing the number of female judges may not necessarily change judging, and this paper also analyses how the transformative potential offered by judicial diversity can work in practice. Elek y Rottman defienden que la evaluación judicial suele estar sesgada en contra de las mujeres y los jueces pertenecientes a minorías. La necesidad de abordar el sesgo es importante, sin embargo a menudo el deseo de diversidad parece tan evidente como para contradecir un análisis más profundo. Este artículo examina los dos motivos principales para la igualdad de género en el banquillo. En primer lugar, las mujeres jueces a menudo se consideran necesarias para aportar una perspectiva de género al hecho de juzgar, sin embargo, se defiende que este razonamiento es erróneo. En segundo lugar, se ofrece una alternativa lógica basada en la igualdad y la legitimidad que evita el esencialismo de género. Mientras que los debates suelen centrarse en estas dos razones, una tercera justificación abarca tanto la diferencia como la igualdad/legitimidad. La presencia de mujeres en la judicatura tiene un importante valor simbólico que desestabiliza las normas

  7. The LHC on Google

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    2009-01-01

    Where in the world could the LHC outdo Barack Obama in the popularity stakes? On Google, of course! The famous search engine has just published its Top Ten "most popular" and "fastest rising" searches for 2008 in each of 34 countries. Surprise, surprise, the term "Large Hadron Collider" was the 6th fastest rising topic in the United Kingdom and the 10th fastest in New Zealand. In the UK, "Large Hadron Collider" even beat "Obama" into 7th place!

  8. A Successful Visit

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    2009-01-01

    A state visit to China during the first year in office is unprecedented for a U. S.president, but Barack Obama has made it. Moreover, the fact that President Obama spent four days and three nights of his seven-day visit to four Asian nations in Beijing and Shanghai has demonstrated the importance his administration attaches to China and to Sino-U.S. relations in its global strategy.

  9. A knowledge-based agent prototype for Chinese address geocoding

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    Wei, Ran; Zhang, Xuehu; Ding, Linfang; Ma, Haoming; Li, Qi

    2009-10-01

    Chinese address geocoding is a difficult problem to deal with due to intrinsic complexities in Chinese address systems and a lack of standards in address assignments and usages. In order to improve existing address geocoding algorithm, a spatial knowledge-based agent prototype aimed at validating address geocoding results is built to determine the spatial accuracies as well as matching confidence. A portion of human's knowledge of judging the spatial closeness of two addresses is represented via first order logic and the corresponding algorithms are implemented with the Prolog language. Preliminary tests conducted using addresses matching result in Beijing area showed that the prototype can successfully assess the spatial closeness between the matching address and the query address with 97% accuracy.

  10. Research on the Mo del of a Lightweight Resource Addressing

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    LUO Bingqing; SUN Zhixin

    2015-01-01

    This paper discussed the characteristics of addressing from the perspective of Internet address-ing mechanism. An Internet of things (IOT) resource ad-dressing iteration model was defined. In the model, a di-rect addressing mode for active nodes and an indirect addressing mode for passive codes were proposed, which meet the requirement for multiple encoding mode. A uni-fied IOT resource lightweight addressing scheme based on IPv6 has been proposed to implement the two addressing modes. The scheme utilized the virtual domain to solve the problem of the heterogeneous encoding. The paper imple-mented the addressing process from the Internet host to the sensor node based on IPv6 over low-power wireless personal area networks (6LoWPAN) protocol. The experi-ment results show that the scheme is performed to realize communication between wireless sensor networks and IPv6 networks.

  11. “I WATCH YOU”: UMA ANÁLISE DIALÓGICA DA LINGUAGEM VERBO-VISUAL DE CAPA DA REVISTA ÉPOCA SOBRE A ESPIONAGEM DIGITAL DO GOVERNO NORTE-AMERICANO

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    ELAYNE GONÇALVES SILVA

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we aimed to analyze, based on the dialogic approach of the Bakhtin Circle, the verb-visual language of the cover of the edition number 790 of Época magazine, which characterized by constructing meanings related to the digital surveillance performed by the United States. This text was marked by approaching the North American president Barack Obama to the famous image of the character Uncle Sam and by making a criticism on the system of digital spy developed by the U.S. intelligence. With the study, it was possible to conclude that, in this cover, Época magazine inscribed itself ideologically in relation to the issue addressed and that the analyzed material was constructed dialogically, establishing meaning relations with the discourse of the war propaganda from the U.S.

  12. NIH Precision Medicine Initiative: Implications for Diabetes Research.

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    Fradkin, Judith E; Hanlon, Mary C; Rodgers, Griffin P

    2016-07-01

    In his January 2015 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a new Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) to personalize approaches toward improving health and treating disease (www.whitehouse.gov/precision-medicine). He stated that the goal of such an initiative was "to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes, and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier." Since that time, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has taken a leadership role in implementing the President's vision related to biomedical research (www.nih.gov/precisionmedicine). Here, we discuss the NIH component of the PMI, related ongoing diabetes research, and near-term research that could position the diabetes field to take full advantage of the opportunities that stem from the PMI.

  13. The Affordable Care Act: the ethical call for value-based leadership to transform quality.

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    Piper, Llewellyn E

    2013-01-01

    Hospitals in America face a daunting and historical challenge starting in 2013 as leadership navigates their organizations toward a new port of call-the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010 and held in abeyance waiting on 2 pivotal points-the Supreme Court's June 2012 ruling upholding the constitutionality of the ACA and the 2012 presidential election of Barack Obama bringing to reality to health care organizations that leadership now must implement the mandates of health care delivery under the ACA. This article addresses the need for value-based leadership to transform the culture of health care organizations in order to be successful in navigating uncharted waters under the unprecedented challenges for change in the delivery of quality health care.

  14. The Analysis of Obama's Victory Speech in 2012 by Leech's Politeness Principle%礼貌原则视角下的2012年奥巴马胜选演讲词分析

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    卓星; 江寒冰

    2013-01-01

      本文追溯了Leech礼貌原则的历史渊源。并根据Leech礼貌原则的六大准则,即策略原则,慷慨原则,赞誉原则,谦逊原则,一致原则,同情原则,分析了2012年奥巴马胜选演讲中出现的礼貌用词,指出在演讲中礼貌用语使用的必要性。%This paper introduces the history of Leech's politeness principles and analyzes the polite words presented in Obama's victory speech using the politeness principle, points out the necessity of the use of polite words in the speech.

  15. 基于语料库的米歇尔•奥巴马演讲主题词研究%A Corpus of Michelle Obama Speeches-Based Analysis and Research of Key Words

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    钟小丹; 冯宗祥

    2013-01-01

    Based on self-built mini corpus of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's speeches and corpus of the voice of America news, this study means to find the features and roles of its key words according to Li Wenzhong's key word extraction and re-search methods and relevant theories about public speaking put forward by Fang Le and Diana. Using the corpora lexical retrieval software WordSmith, combination of qualitative quantitative analysis for Michelle Obama's speeches, this study finds the gen-eral vocabulary features and keywords types:the first and second person pronouns, to establish direct contact with the audience;nouns like family life, to interpret the common values, life experi-ences;positive adjectives, to motivate and inspire listeners;sim-ple conjunction and substitution words, to keep the whole speech cohesive.%  本文基于自建美国第一夫人米歇尔·奥巴马微型演讲语料库和VOA新闻语料库,根据李文中的主题词提取方法及方乐、狄安娜的有关公共演讲理论,利用WordSmith这一词汇检索软件,分析了米歇尔在演讲中不同类型主题词的作用:第一二人称代词,与听众建立直接联系;名词类,诠释共同的价值观、人生观;积极形容词,激励鼓舞听众。本文为英语演讲的研究提供一定的借鉴。

  16. An Analysis of Obama's Inaugural Address from Text Cohesion and Cognitive Perspective%奥巴马获胜演讲稿的语篇衔接和认知视角

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    张璐; 罗润田

    2011-01-01

    简要介绍了语篇的概念和定义,重点运用语篇学中的衔接手段分析了奥巴马的获胜演讲稿,同时作者从认知语言学的角度对演讲稿进行了深层次的剖析。理论联系实际是本文的一大特点,也是语言学研究中的一种重要手段。随着语言学的发展我们有理由相信在语言学的发展过程中,认知语言学与语篇学的有机结合一定会成为一个既具创新性又具有延展性的课题。%The paper introduces concepts and definitions of discourse,pays more attention to analyzing Obama inaugural address from textual cohesion, what's more, the author explains the address deeply from the perspective of cognitive linguistics. Putting theory into practice is a highlight in the paper, which is also an essential method in the study of linguistics. With the development of linguistics, it is sure that the combination between cognitive linguistic and discourse analysis will be a creative and flexible subject

  17. Address forms in Persian based on Iranian movies

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    Derakhshan Rokni, Tina

    2012-01-01

    The present thesis: “Address forms in Persian language based on Iranian movies”, investigates address forms as socio-linguistic forms which are directly related to social factors such as age, gender and social class. In the Persian language there is a strong tradition of addressing each other in various ways, changing from one context to another. Addressing is a universal phenomenon, but the rules that govern the choice are different from one language to another. So, the hierarchical struc...

  18. 12 CFR 5.52 - Change of address.

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    2010-01-01

    ... CORPORATE ACTIVITIES Other Changes in Activities and Operations § 5.52 Change of address. (a) Authority. 12... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Change of address. 5.52 Section 5.52 Banks and... notify the OCC of any change in its address. However, no notice is required if the change in...

  19. An Efficient Geographical Addressing Scheme for the Internet

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    Meijerink, Bernd; Baratchi, Mitra; Heijenk, Geert

    2016-01-01

    Geocast is a scheme which allows packets to be sent to a destination area instead of an address. This allows the addressing of any device in a specific region without further knowledge. In this paper we present an addressing mechanism that allows efficient referral to areas of arbitrary size. The bi

  20. 76 FR 22681 - Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Address Directory

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    2011-04-22

    ... of the Secretary Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Address Directory AGENCY: Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is updating its Address Directory which is.... Jody Sinkler, 703-767-5045. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DLA Address Directory: Defense Logistics...

  1. Analyzing the Messages of the State of the Union Address

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    Kissling, Mark T.; Martell, Christopher C.

    2014-01-01

    In the era of smartphones and 24-hour news networks, the State of the Union address is a major event. All national media outlets--in print, on television, on the Internet--report on the address, some almost exclusively in the days leading up to and after the speech. In this article, considering their experiences teaching about the address, and…

  2. Individually addressable cathodes with integrated focusing stack or detectors

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    Thomas, Clarence E.; Baylor, Larry R.; Voelkl, Edgar; Simpson, Michael L.; Paulus, Michael J.; Lowndes, Douglas; Whealton, John; Whitson, John C.; Wilgen, John B.

    2005-07-12

    Systems and method are described for addressable field emission array (AFEA) chips. A plurality of individually addressable cathodes are integrated with an electrostatic focusing stack and/or a plurality of detectors on the addressable field emission array. The systems and methods provide advantages including the avoidance of space-charge blow-up.

  3. Address Points, address points, Published in 2009, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Washington County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Address Points dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2009. It is described as 'address...

  4. Address Points, Address Points centered on structure, Published in 2013, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Portage County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Address Points dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2013. It is described as 'Address...

  5. Address Points, address point locations, centered on the building (if possible), Published in Not Provided, City of Aurora.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Address Points dataset, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of Not Provided. It is described as 'address point locations, centered...

  6. Address Points, Address grid, Published in 2008, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Uintah County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Address Points dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2008. It is described as 'Address...

  7. Power-optimal encoding for low-power address bus

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    2007-01-01

    This paper presented a novel bus encoding method to reduce the switching activity on address buses and hence reduce power dissipation. Dynamic-sorting encoding (DSE) method reduces the power dissipation of address bus based on the dynamic reordering of the modified offset address bus lines. This method reorders the ten least significant bits of offset address according to the range of offset address, and the optimal sorting pattern is transmitted through the high bits of address bus without the need for redundant bus lines. The experimental results using an instruction set simulator and SPEC2000 benchmarks show that DSE method can reduce signal transitions on the address bus by 88.2%, and the actual overhead of the encoder circuit is estimated after encoder is designed and synthesized in 0.18-μm CMOS technology. The results show that DSE method outperforms the low-power encoding schemes presented in the past.

  8. 阅读理解六则

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    丁红艳

    2011-01-01

    (A) Ten-year-old Barack Obama was one of only three black students at his school in Hawaii,US.He felt very different from most other students.White girls wanted to touch his hair.A white boy asked him whether his father ate people.“I lied to them that my father was a Kenyan prince.But I kept asking myself who I am,” said Obama.However,37 years later,the boy made history.Obama became the first black president in US history.

  9. IP ADDRESS AUTOCONFIGURATION FOR WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORKS

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    阿姆贾德

    2002-01-01

    A novel mechanism was specified by which a node in ad hoc network may autoconfigure an IP address which is unique throughout the mobile ad hoc network. This new algorithm imposes less and constant overhead and delay in obtaining an IP address, and fully utilizes the available addresses space of an ad hoc network, and independent of the existing routing protocol, and less prone to security threats. Moreover, a new Join/Leave mechanism was proposed as an enhancement to the new IP address autoconfiguration algorithm, to support the overall operation of the existing routing protocol of wireless ad hoc networks.

  10. Representing Lithuania's strongest ally / Anne E. Derse ; interviewed by Rokas M. Tracevskis

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    Derse, Anne E., 1954-

    2011-01-01

    USA suursaadik Leedus räägib, et USA kavatseb kontrollida Mihhail Golovatovi juhtumiga tegeleva komisjoni tööd, rõhutab, et president Barack Obama tahab investeerida haridusse ja et USA-Leedu suhetes on julgeolekul tähtis osa. Leedu kogukonnast Ameerika Ühendriikides

  11. What motivates a conspiracy Theory? Birther beliefs, partisanship, liberal-conservative ideology, and anti-Black attitudes

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    Pasek, Josh; Stark, Tobias; Krosnick, Jon A.; Tompson, Trevor; Leerstoel Verkuijten; Migration, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Relation

    2014-01-01

    Publication date: Available online 8 October 2014 Source:Electoral Studies Author(s): Josh Pasek , Tobias H. Stark , Jon A. Krosnick , Trevor Tompson Despite the release of his birth certificate, some Americans express continued skepticism over whether Barack Obama was born in the United States. Thi

  12. Kus on rikka, keskmise ja vaese ameeriklase piir? / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2010-01-01

    USA president Barack Obama asetab keskklassi hulka perekonnad, kelle sissetulek on kuni 250 000 dollarit aastas, ning sellesse suhtutakse riigis irooniliselt. Reutersi arvestuse kohaselt jääks keskklassist välja vaid 3% kõige rikkamaid ameeriklasi

  13. Summertime blues

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    2009-01-01

    USA presidendi Barack Obama plaaniväline kohtumine president Toomas Hendrik Ilvesega 15. juunil 2009 Washingtonis oli kodeeritud sõnum Moskvale, et Ameerika toetus NATO idapiiril olevatele riikidele on vankumatu. Eesti riigipead nimetatakse artiklis Ameerika lemmikuks Ida-Euroopa poliitikute seas. Vabariigi President töövisiidil Ameerika Ühendriikides 9.-16.06.2009

  14. Unions and the Public Interest: Is Collective Bargaining for Teachers Good for Students?

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    Kahlenberg, Richard D.; Greene, Jay P.

    2012-01-01

    Three years after Barack Obama's election signaled a seeming resurgence for America's unions, the landscape looks very different. Republican governors in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio have limited the reach of collective bargaining for public employees. The moves, especially in Wisconsin, set off a national furor that has all but obscured the…

  15. Public Education in the United States: A Nation Divided

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    Bushaw, William J.; Lopez, Shane J.

    2012-01-01

    The 44th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools showed some sharp divisions among the public's attitude toward the public schools, but also some hopeful signs of broad agreement in some areas. Satisfaction with President Barack Obama declined in the last year, but remains ahead of two years ago and the public…

  16. 75 FR 24367 - National Charter Schools Week, 2010

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    2010-05-05

    ... have a chance to realize the American Dream. Principals, teachers, parents, school boards, and.... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority... 8, 2010, as National Charter Schools Week. I commend our Nation's charter schools, teachers,...

  17. 76 FR 65095 - National Character Counts Week, 2011

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    2011-10-20

    ... others. America's role models--from parents and teachers to community leaders and coaches--play an..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... thirty-sixth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-27314 Filed 10-19-11; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P...

  18. How Not to Handle An Oil Spill

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    NICOLAS LORIS

    2010-01-01

    @@ In his June remarks from the Oval Office,U.S. President Barack Obama called the Gulf of Mexico oil spill "the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced." But his administration sure didn't act like it. Instead the federal government responded to the crisis in the gulf with ineptitude and inattention.

  19. Meeting Students Where They Are: Profiles of Students in Competency-Based Degree Programs

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    Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Baylor, Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    An educated workforce is one of the bedrocks not just of a strong American middle class, but also of a strong U.S. economy. To ensure that America has the most competitive global workforce, President Barack Obama articulated a goal that, by 2020, every American should continue their educational training after high school so that the United States…

  20. School Improvement Grants: Implementation and Effectiveness. Executive Summary. NCEE 2017-4012

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    Dragoset, Lisa; Thomas, Jaime; Herrmann, Mariesa; Deke, John; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Graczewski, Cheryl; Boyle, Andrea; Upton, Rachel; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Giffin, Jessica

    2017-01-01

    In response to the recession that began in 2007, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed into law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. Law 111-5). At an estimated cost of $831 billion, this economic stimulus package sought to save and create jobs, provide temporary relief to those adversely affected by the…

  1. School Improvement Grants: Implementation and Effectiveness. NCEE 2017-4013

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    Dragoset, Lisa; Thomas, Jaime; Herrmann, Mariesa; Deke, John; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Graczewski, Cheryl; Boyle, Andrea; Upton, Rachel; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Giffin, Jessica

    2017-01-01

    In response to the recession that began in 2007, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed into law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. Law 111-5). At an estimated cost of $831 billion, this economic stimulus package sought to save and create jobs, provide temporary relief to those adversely affected by the…

  2. The Attrition Tradition in American Higher Education: Connecting Past and Present. Working Paper 2010-01

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    Thelin, John R.

    2010-01-01

    In July 2009, President Barack Obama set out a bold higher education agenda for his administration and promised that the U.S. would once again lead the world in college degree attainment. Given the nation's current level of college completion, it is reasonable to wonder whether such ambitions are feasible. While there is a sense that the country…

  3. Análisis de las Relaciones Bilaterales entre México Y Estados Unidos en materia de lucha antidrogas, durante el periodo 2006–2010

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    2011-01-01

    Monografia de Grado sobre la cooperación bilateral entre Mexico y Estados Unidos en materia de seguridad desde el 2006 al 2010. Análisis a las políticas del gobierno de Felipe Calderon, George W. Bush y Barack Obama.

  4. 78 FR 78515 - Removal of JADE Act Tags

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    2013-12-26

    .... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information...-hour fax-on-demand service, Tel.: 202/622-0077. Background On August 6, 2013, President Barack Obama... INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD. 7. ROYAL KUMUDRA HOTEL 8. ESPACE AVENIR EXECUTIVE SERVICED APARTMENT 9. MAX...

  5. 3 CFR 8455 - Proclamation 8455 of November 20, 2009. National Farm-City Week, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ... communities are critical to our economy and to the nourishment of our people. During National Farm-City Week... deliver agricultural goods to feed our country and grow our economy. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution...

  6. New Commander,New Challenges

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    LI YAN

    2010-01-01

    @@ Stanley McChrystal came into the spotlight in June 2009 when U.S. President Barack Obama entrusted him with fighting America's longest war since the end of the Cold War as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

  7. Race to the Top Leaves Children and Future Citizens behind: The Devastating Effects of Centralization, Standardization, and High Stakes Accountability

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    Onosko, Joe

    2011-01-01

    President Barack Obama's Race to the Top (RTT) is a profoundly flawed educational reform plan that increases standardization, centralization, and test-based accountability in our nation's schools. Following a brief summary of the interest groups supporting the plan, who is currently participating in this race, why so many states voluntarily…

  8. Endoscopic surgery in children and neonates: to be or not to be

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    van der Zee, D.C.

    2010-01-01

    August 28th 1963 Martin Luther King spoke the legendary words: “I have a dream”. January 20th 2009, almost 46 years later, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first colored president of the United States. Today another dream has come true. With the opening of the completely renewed OR complex in the

  9. The Interplay between Prejudice against Latinos and Policy: A Social Psychological Perspective

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    Trujillo, Matthew D.

    2012-01-01

    During the past century, American society has made enormous strides in promoting equality and diminishing prejudice among different racial and ethnic groups (Dovidio et al. 2002). Indeed, many believe the election of the first Black president, Barack Obama, marked the beginning of a post-racial America. While progress is undeniable, America is by…

  10. Early Detection

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2010-01-01

    According to the College Board's review of data from the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development, the U.S. ranks 12th out of 36 nations in terms of postsecondary attainment among citizens 25 to 34 years old. Completion is the mantra since President Barack Obama challenged higher education by setting an ambitious goal for 60 percent…

  11. Economic Competitiveness: A Campaign Primer

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    Fischer, Karin

    2008-01-01

    With the dollar's continued swoon and grim news on the job front, American economic competitiveness has become a central theme in the presidential election. Stumping in Ohio and Pennsylvania, old-line industrial states hit hard by the flight of manufacturing jobs, Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have called for renegotiating the…

  12. "They Mean Something More!" Teaching about Symbols Using Balanced Integration

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    Vesperman, Dean P.; Bernens-Kinkead, Donna J.; Loudermilk, Liesl S.; Newsom, Gladys I. M.

    2012-01-01

    Since the election of 1796, buttons, slogans, and, most importantly, symbols have become a mainstay of the American election system. The log cabin symbolized the childhoods of Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln; the sun represented hope on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential election posters. Many people without formal instruction in what symbols…

  13. An Earned Insurgency: Quality Education as a Constitutional Right

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    Moses, Robert P.

    2009-01-01

    In the following pages, Robert Moses tells the history of the early civil rights movement in Mississippi, focusing on the individuals, alliances, and strategies that brought about fundamental change in the United States and ultimately made possible the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. Moses describes how the efforts of Justice…

  14. Fundamentals of Creativity

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    Beghetto, Ronald A.; Kaufman, James C.

    2013-01-01

    Creativity has become a hot topic in education. From President Barack Obama to Amazon's Jeff Bezos to "Newsweek" magazine, business leaders, major media outlets, government officials, and education policy makers are increasingly advocating including student creativity in the curriculum. But without a clear understanding of the nature of creativity…

  15. Rising to the Challenge: Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority

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    Kelly, Andrew P.; Schneider, Mark; Carey, Kevin

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama has called for the United States to reclaim its position as the nation with the highest concentration of adults with postsecondary degrees in the world. Given the changing demographics of the United States, this target cannot be achieved without increasing the rate at which Hispanic students obtain a college degree. In this…

  16. Renewing the Fight against Affirmative Action

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    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    Some affirmative action and diversity program critics are cheering President Barack Obama's election because they believe his success dramatically undermines the argument that discrimination remains a significant barrier for minorities in American life. Ward Connerly Jr., arguably the most visible anti-affirmative action activist in the United…

  17. Obamad kui Kennedyte taastulek 21. sajandil / Barbi Pilvre

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    Pilvre, Barbi, 1963-

    2008-01-01

    USA demokraatide presidendikandidaadile Barack Obamale ja tema abikaasale Michelle'ile on loodud kennedylik imago, selle imago taga on demokraat Ted Sorensen, kes aitas kunagi võimule tulla John F. Kennedyl. Ka Kennedyd ise on üles astunud B. Obama toetajana

  18. A No-Win Trade-Off

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    2009-01-01

    Added tariffs on Chinese tires are detrimental to both Chinese and U.S. interests On September 11, U.S. President Barack Obama decided to launch punitive tariffs on China-made tires. The tariffs were set at 35 percent in

  19. Leiderschap met social media: do's and don'ts

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    Effing, Robin

    2010-01-01

    Het leiderschap van de Amerikaanse president Barack Obama is op verschillende manieren vernieuwend. Zijn succes heeft hij mede te danken aan zijn effectieve inzet van social media. Door het speelse karakter van deze nieuwe media wordt de bedrijfsmatige inzet ervan echter meestal onderschat. Maar als

  20. A New Paradigm for China-U.S.Ties

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    2011-01-01

    Chinese President Hu Jintao and U. S. President Barack Obama made headway on many fronts during the Chinese leader’s recent visit to Washington. The two leaders issued a joint China-U.S. statement that laid the foundation for future cooperation between the two coun-