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  1. New pedestrian facilities : technique, observations and opinions : the Dutch experiment. DRIVE project V1061 : pussycats.

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    Levelt, P.M.B.

    1993-01-01

    This report is the Dutch part of an international (French-British-Dutch) evaluation study of new pedestrian crossing facilities, summarized under the name 'PUSSYCATS' (See also IRRD 859331). 'PUSSYCATS' is a new system, characterized by technical improvements better adapted to the behaviour and

  2. Improvement of pedestrian safety and comfort at traffic lights : results from French, British and Dutch field tests. DRIVE project V1061 : pussycats.

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    Levelt, P.B.M.

    1993-01-01

    This report is the summary of an international (French-British-Dutch) evaluation study of new pedestrian crossing facilities, entitled 'PUSSYCATS'. The implementation of 'PUSSYCATS' differs from country to country. This paper describes these differences, and the research questions and design.

  3. 75 FR 59285 - Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife...

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    2010-09-27

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS-R8-R-2010-N169; 80230-1265-0000-S3] Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge and Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge), Imperial and Riverside Counties, CA Correction Notice...

  4. U-2 Bono sünnipäevapidu

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    2002-01-01

    10. mail toimub Guitar Safari pubis Estonian U Fan Clubi eestvedamisel ansambli U-2 laulja-kitarristi Bono sünnipäevakontert. Üritust soojendab DJ Zwillig ning peaesinejateks on ansamblid The Bluesyard ja Sequence

  5. Pedestrian Urban Safety System and Comfort at Traffic Signals PUSSYCATS : new pedestrian facilities : technique, observations and opinions, a drive-project in France, the UK and The Netherlands.

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    Levelt, P.B.M.

    1994-01-01

    PUSSYCATS (Pedestrian Urban Safety System and Comfort at Traffic Signals) is a new system incorporating technical improvements better adapted to pedestrians needs and behaviour. A Kerb-side detector mat replaces the push buttons, with infrared sensors detecting the presence of pedestrians on the

  6. Recent Developments in the Provision of Pro Bono Legal Services ...

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    This paper focuses on legal service delivery for the indigent by attorneys in private practice acting pro bono in civil rather than criminal matters. In this regard there have been and continue to be considerable gaps between the proper access to civil justice imperatives of constitutional South Africa and the status quo which ...

  7. 78 FR 44144 - Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife...

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    2013-07-23

    ... Bono Salton Sea NWR was established as a 32,766-acre sanctuary and breeding ground for birds and other... authorities of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715d), ``for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or...) fish or wildlife which are listed as endangered species or threatened species or (B) plants.'' The 3...

  8. Peran Indonesia Dalam Diplomasi Kebudayaan Wisata Selancar Internasional Ombak Bono Riau Tahun 2011-2014

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    Pakpahan, Saiman; Zulmi, Ryan

    2015-01-01

    This research analyzes the role of Indonesia€™s government, media and citizen oncultural diplomacy of Bono tidal bore, a newly developed international surfing tourism.Bono is located in Teluk Meranti village, Pelalawan regency, Riau province and offeringa special phenomenon that only available in four countries in the world. The promotionof Bono still fairly minimal since it just developed as a tourism region past few years.Like the other objects of cultural diplomacy such as Batik and Wayang...

  9. The de Bono LAMS Sequence Series: Template Designs as Knowledge-Mobilising Strategy for 21st Century Higher Education

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    Dobozy, Eva

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, the five interlocking de Bono LAMS sequences are introduced as a new form of generic template designs. This transdisciplinary knowledge-mobilising strategy is based on Edward de Bono's attention-directing ideas and thinking skills, commonly known as the CoRT tools. The development of the de Bono LAMS sequence series is an important…

  10. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PROVISION OF PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES BY ATTORNEYS IN SOUTH AFRICA

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    Dave Holness

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available SUMMARYThis paper focuses on legal service delivery for the indigent by attorneys in private practice acting pro bono in civil rather than criminal matters. In this regard there have been and continue to be considerable gaps between the proper access to civil justice imperatives of constitutional South Africa and the status quo which has existed from the advent of a democratic South Africa until the present. Law as a vehicle for necessary positive change in the daily lives of South African residents is pertinently considered within the country’s woefully unequal socio-economic climate. This paper considers the role which pro bono work by private attorneys is playing and should play in promoting a more just and equitable society through proper access to justice. It explores the current position in South Africa as well as the position in selected foreign jurisdictions regarding pro bono services by attorneys in private practice in civil matters. Part of the discussion focuses on the question of whether pro bono work should be voluntary or mandatory. The merits of introducing a pro bono obligation are critically analysed by looking at the effect on both legal practitioners as well as those receiving the pro bono services. Having defined pro bono work, the practical need for pro bono work by lawyers in private practice is highlighted due to the dearth of legal aid in civil matters for indigent South Africans. Possible constitutional imperatives for the provision of free legal services in civil matters are highlighted. An important part of the paper is a reflection on some of the pro bono work being conducted by private firms of attorneys. The paper concludes with suggestions on means for establishing a more effective pro bono system in South Africa.

  11. El lago Chinchaycocha en el mercado de bonos de carbono

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    Wilfredo Bulege Gutiérrez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El cambio climático como fenómeno global preocupa a todo el mundo y se manifiesta en lo cotidiano a través de diversos desórdenes del clima. El Panel Intergubernamental de Cambio Climático (IPCC, en su cuarto informe de evaluación presentado el 2007, y la Organización Mundial de Meteorología (OMM han establecido que desde el 2001 la temperatura media global en el planeta registra el nivel de aumento más alto de nuestra historia. A este ritmo, y por lo difícil que resulta encontrar una solución aun en el mediano plazo, todo indica que el 2013 no será la excepción. Las causas del cambio climático son atribuidas a factores naturales pero también antropogénicos; existe ya consenso respecto a la influencia de los gases de efecto invernadero (GEI, sobre todo el dióxido de carbono (CO2 en este proceso acelerado de calentamiento del planeta. Esta crisis del clima, como una forma de ser enfrentada, hoy está obligando a los países a promover proyectos que reduzcan las emisiones de GEI y permitan el almacenamiento de carbono. Uno de los mecanismos internacionales establecidos para concretar este objetivo son los bonos de carbono, iniciativa dispuesta por el Protocolo de Kioto, acuerdo jurídicamente vinculante firmado en 1997 y en vigor desde el 2005. Expiró el año pasado, pero la histórica Conferencia de Doha, Catar, decidió en diciembre último prorrogar la vigencia del tratado hasta el 2020. El protocolo, en su primera fase, exige a las grandes potencias reducir durante el período 2008-2012 la emisión de gases en un 5,2% por debajo del nivel de 1990. Lo interesante es que las empresas de tales potencias, para cumplir esta obligación, pueden hacerlo en cualquier lugar o comprar bonos de carbono de países que superen las metas exigidas. La emisión de estos bonos es, después de todo, una iniciativa de descontaminación, que permite que los países industrializados sigan con sus prácticas contaminantes, en tanto

  12. ¿Mejora el bono de desarrollo humano la lactancia materna exclusiva en Ecuador?

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    César Carranza Barona

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se evalúa el impacto del Bono de Desarrollo Humano en Ecuador sobre la adopción de prácticas saludables de ali - mentación y nutrición, específicamente en el cumplimiento de la norma internacional sobre lactancia materna exclusiva propuesta por la organización Mundial de la Salud ( OMS . Mediante la técnica econométrica de evaluación de impacto, denominada regresión discontinua difusa, se encontró que el Bono de Desarrollo Humano no tiene impacto significativo en la adopción de esta norma por parte de sus beneficiarios

  13. Una nueva estructura de garantías para los bonos chilenos de infraestructura

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    Werner Kristjanpoller Rodríguez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El sistema chileno de concesiones ha sido uno de los fundamentos del desarrollo del país y ha creado una fuerte relación entre el sector público y el sector privado para financiar grandes obras. La reciente crisis financiera destruyó la confianza en las compañías de seguros "monolínea", las cuales aseguran los bonos de infraestructura de Chile aumentando su calificación de riesgo a AAA a nivel internacional. En este contexto es necesario estudiar nuevas estructuras de garantías para estos bonos, en particular para proyectos superiores a 200 millones de dólares. Se proponen dos alternativas: una Sociedad de Garantía y garantías de contratos de concesión con cobertura privada.

  14. MECANISMOS DE PROTECCIÓN DE LOS TENEDORES DE BONOS EN EL MERCADO DE VALORES CHILENO

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    Jaime Ramiro Gallegos Zúñiga

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente informe busca exponer el régimen general que regula la emisión de bonos en Chile, presentando también algunas breves similitudes y diferencias con algunos aspectos del Derecho comparado. Una segunda parte de este estudio se centrará en los particulares mecanismos de defensa de los tenedores de bonos, frente a los demás inversionistas, que les posiciona como sujetos pri - vilegiados dentro del ordenamiento jurídico nacional, dada la relevancia que cobra el correc - to funcionamiento del mercado de capitales en el país, en atención a la adopción hace más de treinta años de un sistema de capitalización individual de las cotizaciones previsionales.

  15. Incidencia de la estrategia colombiana de desarrollo bajo en carbono en el mercado de bonos de carbono en Colombia

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    Castellanos Garcia, Camilo Andres

    2015-01-01

    La presente investigación tiene como objetivo principal determinar el papel de la estrategia colombiana de desarrollo bajo en carbono en el mercado de bonos de carbono en Colombia. Esto con el fin de demostrar que las acciones nacionalmente apropiadas de mitigación NAMAS son un mecanismo de mitigación y puede no tener una incidencia en la oferta ni tampoco en la demanda del mercado de bonos de carbono en Colombia. Esta investigación se llevará a cabo por medio de un estudio de caso con un enf...

  16. "Transformaciones en el Bono de Desarrollo Humano : entre el instrumento y las ideas".

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    Malandra, Andrés

    2016-01-01

    Durante la década del 90 en Latinoamérica las políticas de ajuste fiscal y racionalización del gasto público derivaron en una fuerte crisis económica que generó una reducción muy grave de los principales indicadores económicos y sociales. En Ecuador, en 1998 surge una política social orientada hacia aquellos sectores más pobres que se vieron perjudicados por la eliminación de subsidios a los combustibles. Esta medida implicaba una transferencia económica directa, que se denominó Bono Solidari...

  17. Cogeneration and Carbon bonds: clean development; Cogeneracion y bonos de carbono: desarrollo limpio

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    Navarro Perez, Nidia [Facultad de Contaduria y Administracion, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2004-06-15

    The growing preoccupation for the environment in our country and its interest to ratify the Kyoto Protocol with respect to the contamination of the atmosphere, offers great opportunities for the cogeneration so that it fortifies the scientific and technological research and gives a good international image about the sustainable development and care of the environment, so that companies that invest in clean technology will be able to assign a monetary value to their environmental patrimony, this through the so called Green Bonds or Carbon Bonds, this opens a new dimension to finance projects by means of these bonds that can be negotiated at an international level; by means of the Clean of Energy Production the investment can be stimulated and revenues for projects that contribute to the sustainable development of the country and the power efficiency. At the moment the country has at least 13 projects in different analysis stages to enter the carbon bond market, which are presented as co-generation projects of energy, in addition to the formation of the Mexican Committee for Projects of Reduction and Capture of Gas Discharges of Greenhouse Effect. [Spanish] La creciente preocupacion por el medio ambiente en nuestro pais y su interes por ratificar el Protocolo de Kyoto en lo referente a la contaminacion de la atmosfera, ofrece grandes oportunidades para la cogeneracion de manera que fortalezca la investigacion cientifica y tecnologica y dar una buena imagen internacional en torno a temas de desarrollo sustentable y cuidado del medio ambiente, de manera que empresas que invierten en tecnologia limpia podran asignar un valor monetario a su patrimonio ambiental, esto a traves de los llamados Bonos Verdes o Bonos de Carbono, esto abre una dimension nueva para financiar proyectos por medio de estos bonos que pueden negociarse a nivel internacional; por medio de la Produccion Limpia de energia se puede estimular inversion y ganancias para proyectos que contribuyan al

  18. Bonos de carbono: financiarización del medioambiente en México

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    Vania López-Toache

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar las medidas de mitigación para la emisión de gases efecto invernadero ( GEI al medioambiente –bonos de carbono– establecidos en el Protocolo de Kyoto. Estos parten del estudio del Teorema de Coase, el cual plantea que el mercado asignará de manera adecuada los derechos de propiedad de las externalidades provocadas por los distintos agentes económicos. Por los resultados se puede afirmar que los bonos de carbono son una forma de financiarización del medioambiente, lo cual está creando en la práctica derechos de contaminación, lo que permite que los países industrializados y empresas contaminantes reduzcan sus emisiones de GEI en países subdesarrollados como México a través de proyectos de energía renovables donde les resulta más económico y rentable.

  19. Carbon Bonds and the saving of energy; Bonos de carbono y el ahorro de energia

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    Alvarez Ramirez, Alejandro [NovaEnergia (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    This document deals with the development of the carbon bond project, the energy saving and the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol at a world-wide level. In this project Mexico opts for a development model in which the economic growth brakes ties with the discharge of greenhouse effect gases and in which the progress does not mean more damages to our planet. [Spanish] Este documento trata sobre el desarrollo del proyecto de bonos de carbono, ahorro de energia y la entrada en vigor del Protocolo de Kyoto a nivel mundial, en el cual Mexico opta por un modelo de desarrollo en el que el crecimiento economico esta desvinculado de la emision de gases de efecto invernadero y en donde el progreso no signifique mas danos a nuestro planeta.

  20. Characterizing Corrosion Effects of Weak Organic Acids Using a Modified Bono Test

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    Zhou, Yuqin; Turbini, Laura J.; Ramjattan, Deepchand; Christian, Bev; Pritzker, Mark

    2013-12-01

    To meet environmental requirements and achieve benefits of cost-effective manufacturing, no-clean fluxes (NCFs) or low-solids fluxes have become popular in present electronic manufacturing processes. Weak organic acids (WOAs) as the activation ingredients in NCFs play an important role, especially in the current lead-free and halogen-free soldering technology era. However, no standard or uniform method exists to characterize the corrosion effects of WOAs on actual metallic circuits of printed wiring boards (PWBs). Hence, the development of an effective quantitative test method for evaluating the corrosion effects of WOAs on the PWB's metallic circuits is imperative. In this paper, the modified Bono test, which was developed to quantitatively examine the corrosion properties of flux residues, is used to characterize the corrosion effects of five WOAs (i.e., abietic acid, succinic acid, glutaric acid, adipic acid, and malic acid) on PWB metallic circuits. Experiments were performed under three temperature/humidity conditions (85°C/85% RH, 60°C/93% RH, and 40°C/93% RH) using two WOA solution concentrations. The different corrosion effects among the various WOAs were best reflected in the testing results at 40°C and 60°C. Optical microscopy was used to observe the morphology of the corroded copper tracks, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) energy-dispersive x-ray (EDX) characterization was performed to determine the dendrite composition.

  1. Reflexiones sobre la transparencia en la información en el mercado primario de bonos corporativos

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    García Mori, Luis Miguel

    2004-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo plantear algunas reflexiones sobre la transparencia en el mercado primario de bonos corporativos, dentro de un contexto posterior a la crisis asiática de 1997, la crisis rusa de 1998, la crisis del Brasil de 1999, y los escándalos corporativos de los años 2001 y 2002 de Enron, Worldcom y Tyco, que incrementaron la preocupación por las prácticas de Buen Gobierno Corporativo, que se fundamentan en la transparencia de la información que es proporcionada a ...

  2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For... Bono, Google and Glaucoma Awareness.

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    Lyons, C; Ellard, R; McElnea, E; Townley, D

    2017-05-10

    The effect of celebrity diagnosis on public awareness of health conditions has already been well documented. In October 2014, Bono, the lead singer with U2, revealed publicly for the first time that he has glaucoma. This study aimed to analyze the impact of Bono's announcement on public awareness of glaucoma using Google Search trends as an indicator of public interest in the disease. Google Trends was used to examine Google Search activity for the term 'Glaucoma' between 2009 and 2015 in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. Trend analyses were performed using Microsoft Excel Version 14.3.5. Increased Google Search activity for 'Glaucoma' in October 2014 was found in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. A five-fold increase from the mean Google Search activity for this term was found in Ireland and a two-fold increase from the mean Google Search activity for this term was found in the United Kingdom. No such increase in Google Search activity occurred during each country's 2014 Glaucoma Awareness week. Google Trends is useful in medical research as a means of assessing public awareness of, and/or interest in, health related topics. Current approaches to glaucoma related health promotion in both Ireland and the United Kingdom have failed to yield an increase in on-line Google Search activity. While there was an increase in interest in glaucoma it is unclear whether this led to an increase in health seeking behaviour.

  3. Descomposicion de la estructura a terminos de las tasas de interes de los bonos soberanos de Estados Unidos y Colombia

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    Carlos Alberto Cuadros Lara

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente documento se descompone la estructura a términos de las tasas de interés de los bonos soberanos de Estados Unidos y Colombia. Se utiliza un modelo afín de cuatro factores, donde el primero de ellos corresponde a un factor de pronóstico de los retornos y los demás, a los tres primeros componentes principales de la matriz de varianza-covarianza de las tasas de interés. Para la descomposición de las tasas de interés de Colombia, se utiliza el factor de pronóstico de Estados Unidos para capturar efectos de spillovers. Se logra concluir que las tasas en Estados Unidos no tienen un efecto sobre el nivel de tasas en Colombia pero sí influyen en los excesos de retorno esperado de los bonos y también que existen efectos sobre los factores locales, aunque el factor determinante de la dinámica de las tasas locales es el ‘nivel’. De la descomposición se obtienen las expectativas de la tasa corta y la prima por vencimiento. En ese sentido, se observa que el valor de la prima por vencimiento y su volatilidad incrementa con el vencimiento, y que este valor ha venido disminuyendo en el tiempo.

  4. Análisis de los procesos de recursos humanos y su influencia en los bonos y prestaciones

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    Sergio M. Madero Gómez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad las empresas están siendo cada vez más competitivas, transformando sus procesos con la finalidad de evolucionar, sobre todo en el desarrollo de estrategias para mejorar en su gestión, es decir, en términos de planeación, desarrollo, crecimiento de acuerdo con el entorno en el que interactúa, requiriendo de un enfoque hacia el mejoramiento del talento humano. El presente trabajo tiene como finalidad conocer la relevancia que tienen los diversos procesos de la administración de recursos humanos (políticas salariales, descripciones de puestos, valuaciones de puestos, estructuras de pagos, comunicación entre otras en el pago de bonos e incentivos a los trabajadores; sin embargo, existe una percepción de la persona hacia el éxito, la motivación o la importancia que representa ese ingreso, para lo cual identificamos que en una muestra de 335 personas, mediante un modelo de ecuaciones estructurales basado en la técnica de mínimos cuadrados parciales [partial least square (PLS], que efectivamente sí existe una relación entre esas variables, lo que confirma la relevancia que tienen las prácticas de recursos humanos en la administración de las compensaciones, mostrando una correlación con los bonos y prestaciones recibidas por el trabajador r(335=0.72, p<0.001

  5. 187. 31 Años de seguimiento de pacientes intervenidos de cirugía bono-bentall en nuestro medio

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    N. Miranda

    2012-04-01

    Conclusiones: La cirugía de Bono-Bentall modificada para operaciones sobre raíz y aorta ascendente y pacientes con disección aórtica aguda tipo A tiene buenos resultados en nuestro medio a corto y largo plazo, con una supervivencia a largo plazo elevada.

  6. Nivel de corresponsabilidad de los beneficiarios del Bono de Desarrollo Humano del cantón El Triunfo

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    Romero-Cerdán, Leidi

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available WThis article is the result of research conducted to determine the level of responsibility of the beneficiaries of the Bono de Desarrollo Humano, BDH, Canton El Triunfo, Guayas Province, since in economies such as Ecuador developing social issues is relevance, because poverty levels are high despite attempts by the state to eradicate . The results obtained through applied research demonstrated the causes of the lack of interest in stewardship by beneficiaries. The types of research that were used in this project as well as applied research, literature and field were within this project was considered relevant and important for mothers the idea of acquiring knowledge and tools to manage their resources and generating enterprise.

  7. Bentall and De Bono surgery for correction of valve and ascending aortic disease: long-term results.

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    Silva, Virgílio Figueiredo; Real, Daniel Sundfeld Spiga; Branco, João Nelson Rodrigues; Catani, Roberto; Kim, Hyong Chun; Buffolo, Enio; Fonseca, José Honório de Almeida Palma da

    2008-01-01

    A retrospective study was performed in a series of consecutive patients who underwent a Bentall and De Bono procedure. Data were removed of medical records and follow-up data were obtained from clinical records and direct contact with patients. A total of 39 patients were studied between January 1996 and December 2005. The median age was 47 years (range 14-70). There were 33 males and six females. Eleven (25.5%) patients presented Marfan syndrome and one (2.5%) Turner syndrome. Nineteen (48.5%) patients had hypertension, eight (20.5%) had history of smoking, six (15.5%) had history of alcoholism, eight (20.5%) had dyslipidemia, two (5.0%) had diabetes and one (2.56%) had myocardial infarct previously. Twenty-eight (72%) patients were in II-III NYHA class in the moment of the surgery. Annulo-aortic ecstasy was present in 14 (35.9%) patients and aortic aneurysms in 16 (41%). The median time in intensive care unit was 8.79 days with range 2-23 days. Four (10.0%) patients underwent an emergency operation and 35 (90%) elective. The overall hospital mortality was 5% (2/39). The event-free survival is 94.87% at 1 year and 84.61% at in 5 and 10. The median time of follow-up was 46.5 months (range 14-120 months). The Bentall and De Bono technique obtained excellent results in the short-term and long-term, which support the continued use of the compositive graft technique as the preferred method of treatment for patients with aortic root disease. Our findings confirm the current literature data.

  8. 128. Seudoaneurisma aórtico gigante con fístula pulmonar tras cirugía de bentall-de bono

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    E. Gutiérrez Carretero

    2010-01-01

    La técnica Bentall - De Bono modificada ha demostrado ser segura y de elección para todas las enfermedades de la válvula aórtica y aorta ascendente. La dehiscencia de sutura es la causa más frecuente de PsA, siendo la presencia de fístula entre PsA y AP excepcional.

  9. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For….. Bono, Google and Glaucoma Awareness

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    Lyons, C

    2017-05-01

    The effect of celebrity diagnosis on public awareness of health conditions has already been well documented. In October 2014, Bono, the lead singer with U2, revealed publicly for the first time that he has glaucoma. This study aimed to analyze the impact of Bono’s announcement on public awareness of glaucoma using Google Search trends as an indicator of public interest in the disease. Google Trends was used to examine Google Search activity for the term ‘Glaucoma’ between 2009 and 2015 in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. Trend analyses were performed using Microsoft Excel Version 14.3.5. Increased Google Search activity for ‘Glaucoma’ in October 2014 was found in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. A five-fold increase from the mean Google Search activity for this term was found in Ireland and a two-fold increase from the mean Google Search activity for this term was found in the United Kingdom. No such increase in Google Search activity occurred during each country’s 2014 Glaucoma Awareness week. Google Trends is useful in medical research as a means of assessing public awareness of, and\\/or interest in, health related topics. Current approaches to glaucoma related health promotion in both Ireland and the United Kingdom have failed to yield an increase in on-line Google Search activity. While there was an increase in interest in glaucoma it is unclear whether this led to an increase in health seeking behaviour.

  10. Los determinantes de la rentabilidad primaria de los bonos de titulización hipotecaria: la influencia de las estructuras multitramo

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    Miguel Á. Peña-Cerezo

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los determinantes de la rentabilidad primaria de los bonos de titulización hipotecaria (conocidos en la literatura como mortgage backed securities, o MBS emitidos en España durante el periodo 1993-2011, periodo en el que el mercado español llegó a convertirse en el más importante de Europa continental. Los resultados obtenidos sobre el análisis de la población completa de MBS emitidos (262 tramos configurados sobre 94 fondos de titulización indican que la estructuración multitramo de los MBS ha ayudado a reducir el riesgo percibido global de las emisiones de MBS, mediante la generación de mercados más completos y la reducción de los problemas derivados de la existencia de asimetrías informativas implícitas en el proceso de selección de los activos transmitidos por parte de la entidad cedente. Esta reducción del riesgo percibido ha tenido un efecto directo sobre la rentabilidad ofrecida por los bonos de titulización emitidos. Además, no se encuentran evidencias de que la emisión de MBS persiga la transmisión efectiva de riesgos, más bien al contrario. Las entidades de crédito, por lo general, han retenido los tramos de primeras pérdidas, lo que ha contribuido a mantener en niveles muy bajos (por debajo de la rentabilidad de la deuda soberana la rentabilidad ofrecida por los MBS. Precisamente, el escaso diferencial ofrecido por los bonos de titulización se debe a que los tramos retenidos no han ofrecido primas de rentabilidad ajustadas al riesgo inherente.

  11. Los Bonos con Impacto Social en el contexto de la reforma a la ley de contratación pública: retos y oportunidades

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    Guillermo Rodrigo Corredor Castellanos

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available El declive de la capacidad estatal para financiar la solución de problemas sociales se ha convertido en un tema común y repetitivo en un contexto mundial marcado por la desaceleración económica y los procesos de desindustrialización. Para superarlo, el sector privado y el denominado sector social han concurrido a la creación de novedosos mecanismos de financiación. Los Bonos con Impacto Social hacen parte de estas innovaciones con las cuales se espera coadyuvar a la eficiencia y transparencia en la ejecución de los escasos recursos públicos. Dentro de este panorama, el desafío para quienes promueven estas novedosas instituciones parece ser el de transformar los rígidos modelos de contratación a los que tradicionalmente se encuentra sujeta la actuación de las entidades públicas.

  12. Cui bono? / Kaivo Thomson

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    2014-01-01

    Meie õpilased ei oska teadmisi väljaspool klassi- ja eksamiruumi alati rakendada. Kas haridusreform suudab haridussüsteemis vajalikke muudatusi esile kutsuda? Inimese kognitiivsest stiilist lähtuvast õpetamisest

  13. “EL COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL DE BONOS DE CARBONO EN EL SECTOR ELÉCTRICO MEXICANO: UNA PROPUESTA PARA EL CAMPO GEOTÉRMICO LOS AZUFRES, MICHOACÁN.

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    2012-01-01

    El Mercado del Carbono representa una nueva oportunidad para los países en vías de desarrollo - como México- , para realizar proyectos que ayuden a minimizar los efectos negativos de “Cambio Climático Global”, y además, obtener los beneficios financieros resultado del comercio de estas reducciones, transformadas en documentos financieros denominados bonos de carbono. El Campo Geotérmico Los Azufres localizado en el Estado de Michoacán, es el segundo productor de vapor end...

  14. Effect of Ecuador's cash transfer program (Bono de Desarrollo Humano) on child development in infants and toddlers: a randomized effectiveness trial.

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    Fernald, Lia C H; Hidrobo, Melissa

    2011-05-01

    We examined the effects of Ecuador's Bono de Desarrollo Humano (BDH)--an unconditional cash transfer program that was rolled-out using a randomized design--on health and development outcomes in very young children. Communities that were randomly assigned to the treatment group began receiving the BDH in 2004 and those randomly assigned to the comparison group began receiving benefits two years later. Families enrolled in the BDH received a monthly cash stipend ($15USD) representing an approximate 6-10% increase in household income. Participants analyzed in this study are children aged 12-35 months from treatment (n = 797) and comparison (n = 399) communities in rural and urban Ecuador. Main outcomes measured were language skills (the Fundación MacArthur Inventorio del Desarollo de Habilidades Comunicativas-Breve), height-for-age z-score, and hemoglobin concentration. Results indicate that in rural areas, being randomized to receive the BDH in very early childhood led to significantly better performance on the number of words a child was saying, and on the probability that the child was combining two or more words. There were no significant effects on language development for children in urban areas and there were no effects on height-for-age z-score or hemoglobin concentration in rural or urban areas. A limited number of potential pathways with respect to cognitive/language stimulation, health behaviors, and parenting quality were also explored. Findings indicate that compared to children in comparison areas, rural children in treatment areas were more likely to have received vitamin A or iron supplementation and have been bought a toy in the past six months. This study provides evidence for significant benefits of an unconditional cash transfer program for language development in very young children in rural areas. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Operação de Bentall e De Bono para correção das doenças da raiz aórtica: análise de resultados a longo prazo Bentall and De Bono surgery for correction of valve and ascending aortic disease: long-term results

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    Virgílio Figueiredo Silva

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Um estudo retrospectivo foi desenhado tendo como fator de inclusão a cirurgia de Bentall e De Bono. MÉTODOS: Dados foram retirados de prontuários médicos e informações de seguimento a longo prazo obtidas por meio de retornos ambulatoriais e contatos diretos com o paciente. Trinta e nove pacientes foram acompanhados no período de janeiro de 1996 a dezembro de 2005. RESULTADOS: A mediana de idade foi 47 anos, sendo 85% dos pacientes do sexo masculino. Onze (25,5% pacientes apresentavam síndrome de Marfan e um (2,5% síndrome de Turner. Entre os fatores de risco, listaram-se: hipertensão em 19 (48,5% pacientes, tabagismo em oito (20,5%, etilismo em seis (15,5%, dislipidemia em oito (20,5%, diabetes melito em dois (5% e presença de IAM prévio em um (2,5%. Vinte e oito (72% pacientes estavam em classe II-III NYHA ao momento da operação. Ectasia ânulo-aórtica era diagnóstico em 14 (36% pacientes e aneurisma da aorta em 16 (41%. O tempo médio de permanência na UTI foi 8,8 dias, com intervalo de 2-23 dias. A taxa de sobrevida em 30 dias (intra-hospitalar foi de 94,87% (2/39. Em um ano, 37 (94,87% pacientes estavam vivos, e em 5 e 10 anos, 33 (84,61%. O tempo de acompanhamento médio foi de 46,5 meses, com intervalo de 14-120 meses. CONCLUSÃO: A técnica descrita por Bentall e De Bono obteve excelentes resultados a curto e longo prazo, sendo eficaz e segura no tratamento de doenças da valva aórtica e aorta ascendente em nosso serviço. Nossos resultados são condizentes com dados atuais da literatura.OBJECTIVE: A retrospective study was perfomed in a series of consecutive patients who underwent a Bentall and De Bono procedure. Methods: Data were removed of medical records and follow-up data were obtained from clinical records and direct contact with patients. A total of 39 patients were studied between January 1996 and December 2005. RESULTS: The median age was 47 years (range 14-70. There were 33 males and six females

  16. Request for a comparison of the cost of heating oils and natural gas for advertising purposes as deception in the sense of Article 3 paragraph 1 Law Against Unfair Competition and as an action which is contra bonos mores in the sense of Article 1 Law Against Unfair Competition. OLG, Munich, decision of June 22, 1989 - 6 U 1530/89. Aufforderung zu einem Brennstoffkostenvergleich zwischen Heizoel und Erdgas als Irrefuehrung i. S. v. Paragraph 3 Abs. 1 UWG und als gegen die guten Sitten verstossende Handlung i. S. v. Paragraph 1 UWG. OLG, Muenchen, Urteil vom 22. 6. 1989 - 6 U 1530/89

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    Court decisions are presented, assessing a request for a comparison of the cost of heating oils and natural gas for advertising purposes as deception in the sense of Article 3 paragraph 1 Law Against Unfair Competition, and as an action which is contra bonos mores in the sense of Article 1 Law Against Unfair Competition. (orig./HSCH)

  17. Construção de curva de juros de debêntures no mercado brasileiro utilizando a parametrização de Nelson-Siegel Construcción de curva de tipo de interés de bonos en el mercado brasileño mediante la parametrización de Nelson-Siegel Constructing the yield curve for Brazilian debentures using Nelson-Siegel parameterization

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    Vinícius Gomes Araújo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo nesse trabalho é a construção da Estrutura a Termo de Taxa de Juros (ETTJ das debêntures que se encontram disponíveis no mercado brasileiro, usando o modelo Nelson-Siegel (1987. As curvas de juros são divididas de acordo com o tipo de indexador e com a classificação de risco atribuída às debêntures. Por fim, foi possível mensurar o spread que existe entre o mercado de títulos privados (debêntures e os títulos públicos.El objetivo en este trabajo es determinar la estructura temporal de tipos de interés (ETTI de los bonos que se encuentran disponibles en el mercado brasileño, por medio del uso del modelo de Nelson-Siegel (1987. Las curvas de rendimientos fueron divididas de acuerdo con el tipo de índice y con la clasificación de riesgo atribuida a los bonos. Fue posible medir el spread entre el mercado de bonos corporativos (debentures y el mercado de los títulos del Estado.The aim of this work is to establish a term structure of interest rates for corporate bonds in the Brazilian market, using the Nelson-Siegel model (1987. The yield curves were divided by the type of index and the rating level. It was possible to measure the spread between the corporate bonds market and the government bonds market.

  18. Tarificación de bonos sobre catástrofes (cat bonds con desencadenantes de índices de pérdidas. Modelación mediante un proceso de Ornstein-Uhlenbeck || Pricing Loss Index Triggered Cat Bonds. An Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process-Based Model

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    Pérez-Fructuoso, María José

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone un modelo aleatorio en tiempo continuo para calcular el índice de pérdidas desencadenante de los bonos sobre catástrofes a partir de la cuantía declarada de siniestros hasta el momento de su vencimiento. Bajo la hipótesis de que la cuantía total de una catástrofe se define como la suma de la cuantía declarada de siniestros y la cuantía de siniestros pendiente de declarar, modelizamos la dinámica lineal decreciente de esta última cuantía mediante un proceso browniano aditivo o proceso de Ornstein-Uhlenbeck. La cuantía declarada de siniestros, entonces, se obtiene por diferencia entre la cuantía total de los siniestros y la cuantía de siniestros pendiente de declarar. Finalmente, se comprueba la validez del modelo propuesto estimando sus parámetros fundamentales y contrastando la bondad del ajuste realizado sobre una muestra de series de datos de seis inundaciones ocurridas en diferentes localidades españolas propensas a sufrir este tipo de catástrofes. || This paper develops a continuous-time random model of loss index triggers for cat bonds on the basis of the loss amount incurred until their maturity. Assuming that total loss amount due to a catastrophe is defined as the sum of the incurred loss amount plus the incurred-but-not-yet reported loss amount, we model the decreasing linear dynamics of the latter amount by means of an additive Brownian process (or Ornstein Uhlenbeck process; and get the former by the difference between the total loss amount and the incurred-but-not-yet-reported loss amount. Finally, we test the validity of the model by estimating its core parameters and by contrasting the goodness of fit through a data series of six floods occurred in several Spanish cities prone to suffer such kind of catastrophes.

  19. Russian factory inspection (1882-1918): cui bono?

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    Volodin , Andrei Y.

    2008-01-01

    This study deals with history of important state institution in late Russian Empire - factory inspection. Such aspects of institutional development as evolution of legislative regulations, growth of staff, and complication of functions (and particularly, mediation in labour conflicts) are scrutinized. This paper presents some results on Russian experience of labour law implementation seeking to determine and evaluate the role and efficiency of Russian factory inspectors in conflicting triangl...

  20. 75 FR 63502 - Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife...

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    ... wildlife, plant, and habitat conservation, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities... established as a 32,766-acre sanctuary and breeding ground for birds and other wildlife in 1930 (Executive... Migratory Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715d), ``for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other...

  1. 75 FR 55600 - Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife...

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    ... goals, objectives, and strategies that will ensure the best possible approach to wildlife, plant, and...-acre sanctuary and breeding ground for birds and other wildlife in 1930 (Executive Order 5498... Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715d), ``for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management propose...

  2. Tratamiento endovascular con estent de síndrome de vena cava superior asociado a cables de marcapasos. Revisión de la literatura

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    Andrés Reyes Valdivia

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available La aparición de trombosis venosa asociada a cables de marcapasos no es una entidad infrecuente, cursando habitualmente de forma asintomática o con síntomas leves debido a la dificultad del retorno venoso. Esto debido a la colateralidad secundaria y progresiva que compensa dicho componente mecánico obstructivo. La presentación sintomática como síndrome de vena cava superior no es habitual y su aparición por tanto, poco frecuente; dada la extensa colateralidad venosa que asocian estos pacientes.

  3. Cui Bono? On the Relative Merits of Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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    Mykhnenko, Vlad

    2016-01-01

    This article provides evidence from a 4-year longitudinal study on the comparative use of illustrative video podcasts during Economic Geography lectures vis-à-vis traditional educational methods in order to guide pedagogic practice and future research on the relative merits of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. Key benefits derived…

  4. Fostering social mobility: The case of the 'Bono de Desarrollo Humano' in Ecuador

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    Mideros Mora, Andres; Gassmann, Franziska

    2017-01-01

    Social protection programmes are now implemented in many low and middle income countries due to their efficacy in reducing poverty, vulnerability, and inequality. However, the literature is scarce regarding long-term effects of social transfers. Using administrative panel data, this study analyses

  5. Pro Bono Publico? Demand for Military Spending Between the World Wars

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    Jari Eloranta

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the demand for military spending in the 1920s and 1930s, based on variables arising from the international system and the selected countries. The main premise is that the military spending was an impure public good, implying that both public and private benefits drove the demand for this type of expenditure. Threats arising from the autocratic states in the 1930s increased these expenditures, and democracies overall tended to spend less. Moreover, the absence of clear international leadership by the USA or UK destabilized the international system and increased military spending, with alliances failing to produce a public good effect. Military spending resulted in joint products at the level of state and within state, and the level of economic development seemed to exert a downward pressure on the military spending of these states. There were some contradictory spillover effects felt by these states. On the whole, this article suggests that scholars should expand their explanatory models to include impure public good influences in military spending analysis.

  6. Indigenous Knowledge in the Life Sciences Classroom: Put on Your de Bono Hats!

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    de Beer, Josef; Whitlock, Elrina

    2009-01-01

    The whole world was united in its condemnation of the pre-1994 apartheid regime in South Africa. Apartheid meant that many South Africans were robbed of their democratic voices and cultural identities. In this article, the authors pose the question: Are you guilty of "knowledge apartheid" in your biology classroom? Does every student have a voice…

  7. The Impact of a Cash Transfer Program on Cognitive Achievement: The "Bono de Desarrollo Humano" of Ecuador

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    Ponce, Juan; Bedi, Arjun S.

    2010-01-01

    Throughout Latin America, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs play an important role in social policy. These programs aim to influence the accumulation of human capital, as well as reduce poverty. In terms of educational outcomes, a number of impact evaluation studies have shown that such programs have led to an increase in school enrollment,…

  8. Cui bono? A review of breaking the spell: religion as a natural phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett.

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    Rachlin, Howard

    2007-01-01

    The three requirements for a Darwinian evolutionary process are replication, variation and selection. Dennett (2006) discusses various theories of how these three processes, especially selection, may have operated in the evolution of religion. He believes that the origins of religion, like the origins of language and music, may be approached scientifically. He hopes that such investigations will open a dialog between science and religion leading to moderation of current religious extremism. One problem with Dennett's program, illustrating the difficulty of breaking away from creationist thinking, is Dennett's own failure to consider how Darwinian methods may be used to study evolution of behavioral patterns over the lifetime of individual organisms.

  9. Kuu artist Chalice. Kuula / Mart Juur

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    2008-01-01

    Intervjuu Jarek Kasariga (Chalice). Heliplaatidest: Cabriella Cilmi "Lessons To Be Learned", Emmylou Harris "All I Intended To Be", David Gilmour "Live in Gdansk", The Streets "Everything is Borrowed", Pussycat Dolls "Doll Domination"

  10. Pop / Tristan Priimägi

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    2008-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: She & Him "Volume One", James Morrison "Songs For You, Truths For Me", Pussycat Dolls "Doll Domination", Tina Turner "Tina!", Keane "Perfect Symmetry", Kings Of Leon "Only By The Night"

  11. 77 FR 45700 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate...

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    2012-08-01

    ... for BONO and ITTO data on a per-user basis. These fees are separate from port fees. These fees vary... BONO and ITTO ports are necessary in order for subscribers to BONO and ITTO to receive those data feeds... receive data.\\9\\ The Exchange proposes to assess fees for BONO and ITTO ports to non-NOM Participants as...

  12. 78 FR 27339 - Private Attorney Involvement

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    2013-05-10

    ... Pro Bono Task Force identified the benefits of integrated intake and referral systems that link... volunteers, the Pro Bono Task Force recommended that the resources the recipient uses to support the training... Involvement (PAI) rule to respond to Recommendation 2 of LSC's Pro Bono Task Force Report. The discussions in...

  13. WITCHCRAFT IN WEST AFRICAN BELIEF SYSTEM – MEDICAL ...

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    In any case, if we assume that witchcraft exists, what are the implications to the ... of juvenile delinquency, chopped off the tail of a certain pussycat which used to .... presence in the community can neutralize or nullify the evil machinations of ...

  14. Plaadisoovitus

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    2005-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Bond "The est Of Bond", Paul McCartney "Chaos and Creation In The Backyard", "The Pussycat Dolls", Bon Jovi "Have A Nice Day", Eric Clapton "Back Home", Iron Maiden "Death On The Road", David Gray "Life In Slow Motion", Love On The Rocks "Nothing Hurts Like Love", Ray Charles "Genius & Friends", Goldfrapp "Supernature", "Gasolinal!!", The Rolling Stones "A Biggerr Bang"

  15. Evolución del mercado de titulización del seguro no vida: de los bonos sobre catástrofes a la titulización de la cartera de automóviles de AXA

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    Pérez-Fructuoso, María José; Universidad de Barcelona.

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, a new generation of capital market-based alternative risk transfer and hedged risk financing derivatives has been developed and refined in the branch of nonlife insurance. Known as securitization, the ultimate goal of these products has been to increase the insurance market underwriting capacity, by offering a better coverage through the development and issuance of insurance-based financial derivatives (Insurance-Linked Securities, ILS), such as bonds. The most widespread and...

  16. Análisis de la emisión de bonos corporativos y sus efectos sobre la creación de valor de las empresas en Colombia para el periodo 1999-2009

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    Román Leonardo Villarreal Ramos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este documento realiza un análisis sobre las estructuras de financiamientode las grandes empresas en Colombia y sus efectos en la creación de valorpara el periodo de 1999-2009. En primera instancia, el artículo aborda unarevisión teórica sobre la creación de valor y las estructuras de capital; en unsegundo momento, se clasifican y caracterizan las empresas en Colombia porsus estructuras de financiamiento, y en una tercera etapa, se realiza el cálculodel valor económico agregado (EVA para las grandes empresas en Colombia.Los cálculos se realizan con base en los datos del Sistema de Información yRiesgo Empresarial (Sirem de la Superintendencia de Sociedades.

  17. The effect of thrombolytic therapy on QT dispersion in acute ...

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    2013-07-02

    Jul 2, 2013 ... intraventricular conduction defect or atrial fibrillation were excluded from the study. .... detection and their benign characteristics. In some series including .... Glancy JM, Garratt CJ, Woods KL, de Bono DP. QT dispersion and ...

  18. Análisis del discurso de la población beneficiaria de los programas bono de desarrollo humano, crédito de desarrollo humano y desarrollo infantil integral del Ministerio de Inclusión Económica y Social, en la provincia de Pichincha, durante el período febrero 2013 – julio 2013

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    Acosta Laurini, Gabriela Alexandra

    2014-01-01

    This research involved an analysis of basic human needs and satisfactions, and in turn a discourse analysis of the beneficiary population group three existing social protection programs in Ecuador, detailed programs: BDH , Credit Integral Human Development and Child Development policies relating to social inclusion and economic inclusion of the Ministry of Economic and social inclusion in the province of Pichincha in the period February 2013 to July of the same year. La presente investigac...

  19. Kaubamärgiomaniku huvide kaitse võimalused kahju hüvitamisel : [bakalaureusetöö] / Triinu Paidla ; Tartu Ülikool, õigusteaduskond ; juhendaja: Margit Piirman

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    Paidla, Triinu

    2010-01-01

    Kaubamärgiõiguse rikkumisest ja sellest tulenevatest tsiviilõiguslikest õiguskaitsevahenditest, kahju ja ebaõiglaselt teenitud kasu hindamisest, teistest kahju hüvitamise meetoditest (karistuslik kahjutasu, seadusjärgne kahjuhüvitis, kahjuhüvitis ex aequo et bono)

  20. 5 CFR 2636.303 - Definitions.

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    ... hotel expenses paid by the university to permit him to attend quarterly meetings of the Board are... transcripts of a hearing in which he is providing pro bono legal representation, reimbursements for those expenses by a legal aid organization are neither “outside earned income” nor “compensation.” Example 4...

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    Dec 15, 2009 ... of an attorney who found himself in a conflict of interests situation. .... Whether the contracts were contra bonos mores or against public policy ... Rights. This approach leaves space for the doctrine of pacta sunt servanda ... respondent breached the standards of professional ethics by knowingly entering into.

  2. Creativity in the Era of Social Networking: A Case Study at Tertiary Education in the Greek Context

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    Theodotou, Evgenia; Papastathopoulos, Avraam

    2015-01-01

    This paper investigates the utilization of a social network tool in order to promote creativity in higher education. Buddypress was selected as a social network tool and de Bono's "6 thinking hats" as a creativity strategy. The participants were 17 undergraduate students from a case study in a University in Greece in the field of social…

  3. “A system of justice that closes the door to those who cannot pay is ...

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    before the law, such as in civil cases where cost rather than justice often ... as well as the position in selected foreign jurisdictions regarding the offering ... civil disputes. ... cites the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights which ...... attorneys a tax incentive by deducting every hour that is spent on pro bono work.

  4. Brand Aid

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    Richey, Lisa Ann; Ponte, Stefano

    A critical account of the rise of celebrity-driven “compassionate consumption” Cofounded by the rock star Bono in 2006, Product RED exemplifies a new trend in celebrity-driven international aid and development, one explicitly linked to commerce, not philanthropy. Brand Aid offers a deeply informed...

  5. 45 CFR 1614.3 - Range of activities.

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    ... bono basis through the provision of community legal education, training, technical assistance, research... procedural issues of the law. (e) The recipient shall demonstrate compliance with this part by utilizing... Corporation's Audit and Accounting Guide for Recipients and Auditors and shall have the following...

  6. 78 FR 47003 - Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission

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    2013-08-02

    ... social welfare. His work as a community organizer and pro bono counsel for the Native American Community Organizing Project has given him experience with health care, housing, educational, and other social service... informed decisions that promote economic well-being. Mr. Chaudhuri does not have any financial interests...

  7. Broken Links and Broken Laws: Copyright Confusion Online.

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    Belle, Jeff

    2003-01-01

    Discusses copyright laws and litigation that have implications for online copyright. Highlights include the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA); Eldred v. Ashcroft; tradeoffs between private interests and the public domain; and intellectual property licensing. (LRW)

  8. Benefits, Mechanisms, and New Directions for Teaching Gratitude to Children

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    Layous, Kristin; Lyubomirsky, Sonja

    2014-01-01

    The present commentary considers the theoretical and applied implications of Froh, Bono, and colleagues' benefit-appraisals intervention to promote gratitude among youth. First, we discuss the developmental competencies that children need to master before they can benefit from this intervention. The target curriculum was successful among 8- to…

  9. Profiling the Youth Leader: Personality and Emotional Intelligence Trends and Their Relationship to Leadership Skills

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    McElravy, L. J.; Hastings, Lindsay J.

    2014-01-01

    The transfer of leadership to younger generations is an important factor in agricultural communities and is likely one reason developing leaders is a central mission of many youth organizations, including 4-H and FFA. In adults, researchers have extensively explored the relationship between personality traits and leadership (Judge, Bono, Ilies,…

  10. Access to Justice: Secondary School Strategies.

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    Khanlian, John F.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    John F. Khanlian, Ericka B. Gray and Sandi Dittrich offer a role playing activity on mediation. Jo Ellen Ambrose's and John Nelson's lessons deal with arbitration. Lowell Ueland's simulation is concerned with plea bargaining, and Jack Hanna's activity involves a discussion of lawyer responsibility to provide pro bono services. (KO)

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    As to pro bono work by students during their LLB, consideration will be given to ... in particular.8 It is proposed that a year's community service for law graduates and. 4 ... assets to be divided, could well be handled by the litigants sans legal .... scholars have devoted considerable attention and resources to creating or.

  12. 28 CFR 1100.33 - Access to information and translation services for victims of severe forms of trafficking in...

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    ..., including: (1) Pro bono and low-cost legal services, including immigration services; (2) Federal and state..., benefits); (3) Victim service organizations, including domestic violence and rape crisis centers; (4... issues; (6) Victim compensation and assistance programs; (7) Immigration benefits or programs that may be...

  13. The Importance of Design Thinking for Technological Literacy: A Phenomenological Perspective

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    Wells, Alastair

    2013-01-01

    "We know that progress depends on discovery, inventions, creativity and design, but we have simply supposed that it happens anyway," de Bono (1999 p. 43). Technology education is ostensibly a foundation for future designers and creative thinking. However evidence of good design or creative thinking in outcomes displayed in school…

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    Oct 10, 2011 ... and CYCLOPS in L. japonicus, has been identified ... CYCLOPS, which is phosphorylated in vitro by the CCaMK seems to be important for the infection process in both symbioses, but is dispensable for nodule organogenesis, suggesting ..... Lougnon G, Schornack S, Bono J-J, Cook D R, Ane JM (2007). A.

  15. Transformational Leadership and Organizational Commitment: A Study of UNC System Business School Department Chairs

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    Luton, Bill

    2010-01-01

    Ample evidence is available citing a positive relationship between transformational leadership and organizational commitment (Boerner et al., 2007; Bono & Judge, 2003; Bycio, Hackett, & Allen, 1995; Chen, 2004; Emery & Barker, 2007; Walumbwa, Orwa, Wang, & Lawler, 2005). The majority of research on leadership in higher education,…

  16. Advancing Access to Justice for the Poor and Vulnerable through ...

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    Mizanie Abate, Alebachew Birhanu & Mihret Alemayehu

    adjudicating body to deliver judgment on the “claim in a fair and impartial fashion ... school, fifth (5th) year regular law students, one clinical course instructor, one ..... representation per year instead of the 50 hours of pro bono legal services.

  17. Valuación de BORHIs : Modelo de Prepago

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    García Morell, Jannet

    2009-01-01

    Para abril de 2009, había pasado un poco más de 5 años desde la primera colocación , en el mercado mexicano de valores, de una emisión de bonos respaldados por hipotecas y aún no existía en el medio financiero un método consensuado para la valuación de éstos. Un Bono respadado por hipotecas (BORHI)es un certificado bursátil , producto de una bursatilización de un conjunto de créditos hipotecarios para vivienda originados por una SOFOL, SOFOM ó un banco comercial, es un instrumento financiero ...

  18. Una metodología para valorar un Callable Bond

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    Grajales, Carlos Alexander; Ocaris Pérez, Fredy

    2008-01-01

    En este artículo, la metodología empleada para valorar un bono que tiene una opción call incluida (callable bond o bono redimible) viene dada por la implementación numérica del modelo de tasa corta de Hull y White, la cual se logra con un árbol trinomial de tasas. Así mismo, se presenta una aplicación para el caso de la compañía Interconexión Eléctrica S. A. –ISA–, que ha emitido dos instrumentos callable bonds. Para el desarrollo de tal aplicación se construyen algunos algoritmos computacion...

  19. Does the teaching of thinking promote language acquisition?

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    Puhl, Carol A.

    1991-12-01

    Full Text Available Combining the teaching of thinking skills and a second language seems a plausible way to promote language acquisition. The teaching of thinking is explained, with an example from the curriculum of de Bono. Arguments supporting the thinking-L2 combination come from theory, practice, its benefits to teaching skills, national needs, and successful implementation. Research literature is reviewed, and a major study in South Africa is summarized. Die kombinasie van die onderrig van denkvaardighede en tweede taal blyk 'n aanneemlike metode om taalverwerwing te bevorder. Die onderrig van denke word aangedui, met 'n voorbeeld uit die kurrikulum van De Bono. Argumente wat die kombinasie van denke en tweede taal ondersteun, word gebaseer op teorie, praktyk, voordele vir onderwysvaardighede, nasionale behoeftes, en suksesvolle toepassing. Navorsingsartikels word in oi!nskou geneem, en 'n belangrike navorsingstudie word opgesom.

  20. CCR 20th Anniversary Commentary: Circulating Tumor Cells in Prostate Cancer.

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    Mehra, Niven; Zafeiriou, Zafeiris; Lorente, David; Terstappen, Leon W M M; de Bono, Johann S

    2015-11-15

    Circulating tumor cells (CTC) have substantial promise for multipurpose biomarker studies in prostate cancer. The IMMC-38 trial conducted by de Bono and colleagues, which was published in the October 1, 2008, issue of Clinical Cancer Research, demonstrated for the first time that CTCs are the most accurate and independent predictor of overall survival in metastatic prostate cancer. Since the publication of prospective trials demonstrating prognostic utility, CTCs have been utilized for nucleic acid analyses, for protein analyses, and in intermediate endpoint studies. CTC studies are also now facilitating the analysis of intrapatient heterogeneity. See related article by de Bono et al., Clin Cancer Res 2008;14(19) October 1, 2008;6302-9. ©2015 American Association for Cancer Research.

  1. Una metodología para valorar un callable bond

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    Grajales-Correa, C. A. (Carlos Alexánder); Pérez-Ramírez, F. O. (Fredy Ocaris)

    2008-01-01

    En este artículo, la metodología empleada para valorar un bono que tiene una opción call incluida (callable bond o bono redimible) viene dada por la implementación numérica del modelo de tasa corta de Hull y White, la cual se logra con un árbol trinomial de tasas. Así mismo, se presenta una aplicación para el caso de la compañía Interconexión Eléctrica S. A. –ISA–, que ha emitido dos instrumentos callable bonds. Para el desarrollo de tal aplicación se construyen algunos algoritmos...

  2. Commentary on: "Randomized, controlled, double-blind, cross-over trial assessing treatment preference for pazopanib versus sunitinib in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: PISCES study." Escudier B, Porta C, Bono P, Powles T, Eisen T, Sternberg CN, Gschwend JE, De Giorgi U, Parikh O, Hawkins R, Sevin E, Négrier S, Khan S, Diaz J, Redhu S, Mehmud F, Cella D. Bernard Escudier, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif; Emmanuel Sevin, Centre François Baclesse, Caen; Sylvie Négrier, Leon Berard Cancer Center, Lyon, France; Camillo Porta, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia; Cora N Sternberg, San Camillo Forlanini Hospital, Rome; Ugo De Giorgi, IRCCS Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Meldola, Italy; Petri Bono, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland; Thomas Powles, Barts Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London; Tim Eisen, Cambridge University Health Partners, Cambridge; Omi Parikh, Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire; Robert Hawkins, Christie Cancer Research UK, Manchester; Sadya Khan, Jose Diaz, and Faisal Mehmud, GlaxoSmithKline, Uxbridge, United Kingdom; Jürgen E Gschwend, Klinikum Rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München, Munich, Germany; Suman Redhu, GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA; David Cella, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.: J Clin Oncol. 2014 May 10;32(14):1412-1418; doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.50.8267. [Epub 2014 Mar 31].

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    Trump, Donald

    2016-05-01

    Patient-reported outcomes may help inform treatment choice in advanced/metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), particularly between approved targeted therapies with similar efficacy. This double-blind crossover study evaluated patient preference for pazopanib or sunitinib and the influence of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and safety factors on their stated preference. Patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma were randomly assigned to pazopanib 800mg per day for 10 weeks, a 2-week washout, and then sunitinib 50mg per day (4 weeks on, 2 weeks off, 4weeks on) for 10 weeks, or the reverse sequence. The primary end point, patient preference for a specific treatment, was assessed by questionnaire at the end of the two treatment periods. Other end points and analyses included reasons for preference, physician preference, safety, and HRQoL. Of 169 randomly assigned patients, 114 met the following prespecified modified intent-to-treat criteria for the primary analysis: exposure to both treatments, no disease progression before cross over, and completion of the preference questionnaire. Significantly more patients preferred pazopanib (70%) over sunitinib (22%); 8% expressed no preference (P<.001). All preplanned sensitivity analyses, including the intent-to-treat population, statistically favored pazopanib. Less fatigue and better overall quality of life were the main reasons for preferring pazopanib, with less diarrhea being the most cited reason for preferring sunitinib. Physicians also preferred pazopanib (61%) over sunitinib (22%); 17% expressed no preference. Adverse events were consistent with each drug׳s known profile. Pazopanib was superior to sunitinib in HRQoL measures evaluating fatigue, hand/foot soreness, and mouth/throat soreness. This innovative crossover trial demonstrated a significant patient preference for pazopanib over sunitinib, with HRQoL and safety as key influencing factors. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. FACTORS & ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS OF SIX THINKING HATS TECHNIQUE USING ABCD FRAMEWORK

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    Dr. P. S. Aithal; V. T. Shailashree; Dr. P. M. Suresh Kumar

    2017-01-01

    De Bono's Six Thinking Hats technique suggests different types of thinking corresponding to six thinking roles for the analyst, associated with hats of six different colors. The technique correlates different thinking styles used in a systematic problem solving procedure with different coloured hats. Alternately, by conceptualizing each type of hat, the person focuses on the style of thinking associated with each colour so that the problem can be analysed from different angles and frame of re...

  4. Disparities in Intratumoral Steroidogenesis

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    2013-07-01

    Tuesday shipment only) by overnight express for next day delivery on dry ice. Frozen specimens will be shipped on dry ice to the following address...Samples will be labeled with the study subject number and date of surgery. Frozen samples will be batch shipped (Monday and Tuesday shipment only) by... Morris MJ, de Bono JS, Ryan CJ, Denmeade SR, Smith MR, et al. Phase II multicenter study of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone therapy in patients

  5. A Changing Landscape of Advanced Prostate Cancer: Understanding Mechanisms of Resistance to Potent Hormonal Therapies

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    2016-10-01

    Schematic illustrating sites of biopsy for CRPC-NE ( dark pink) and CRPC-Adeno (light pink) subgroups. Numbers in circles indicate numerosity of samples...fractions (gray), CRPC-NE specific ( dark pink) and CRPC-Adeno specific (light pink). Data adjusted for tumor ploidy and purity. Highlighted genes are...author 13. S. Gillessen, A. Omlin, G. Attard, J. S. de Bono, E. Efstathiou, K Fizazi, S. Halabi, P. S. Nelson, O. Sartor, M. R. Smith, H. R. Soule

  6. New Explorations in the Field of Leadership Research: A Walk on the Dark Side of Personality & Implications for Leadership (In)Effectiveness

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    2006-08-01

    Personal Characteristics Inventory (Mount & Barrick, 2001), and the Inventario de Personalidad de Cinco Factores (Salgado & Moscoso, 1999). The...subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number. 1. REPORT DATE... controlling employees through the exchange relationships oftentimes using economic means (Avolio & Bass, 1991; Bass, 1985, 1997, 1998; Bono & Judge

  7. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Military Leader Influence

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    2011-03-01

    tactics. The attributes vary in breadth, encompassing broad traits, such as those represented in the five-factor model of personality ( FFM ; e.g...attributes related to the application of influence strategies, together with their definitions, are shown in Table 10. The FFM includes extroversion...leadership. For example, Judge, Bono, Ilies, and Gerhardt (2002) conducted a meta-analysis investigating the relationship between FFM personality traits

  8. Correction to: Impact of a mixed educational and semi-restrictive antimicrobial stewardship project in a large teaching hospital in Northern Italy.

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    Giacobbe, Daniele Roberto; Del Bono, Valerio; Mikulska, Malgorzata; Gustinetti, Giulia; Marchese, Anna; Mina, Federica; Signori, Alessio; Orsi, Andrea; Rudello, Fulvio; Alicino, Cristiano; Bonalumi, Beatrice; Morando, Alessandra; Icardi, Giancarlo; Beltramini, Sabrina; Viscoli, Claudio

    2017-12-01

    A technical error led to incorrect rendering of the author group in this article. The correct authorship is as follows: Daniele Roberto Giacobbe 1 , Valerio Del Bono 1 , Malgorzata Mikulska 1 , Giulia Gustinetti 1 , Anna Marchese 2 , Federica Mina 3 , Alessio Signori 4 , Andrea Orsi 5 , Fulvio Rudello 6 , Cristiano Alicino 5 , Beatrice Bonalumi 3 , Alessandra Morando 7 , Giancarlo Icardi 5 , Sabrina Beltramini 3 , Claudio Viscoli 1 ; On behalf of the San Martino Antimicrobial Stewardship Group.

  9. UNA METODOLOGÍA PARA VALORAR UN CALLABLE BOND A METHODOLOGY TO VALUE A CALLABLE BOND

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    Carlos Alexander Grajales

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, la metodología empleada para valorar un bono que tiene una opción call incluida (callable bond o bono redimible viene dada por la implementación numérica del modelo de tasa corta de Hull y White, la cual se logra con un árbol trinomial de tasas. Así mismo, se presenta una aplicación para el caso de la compañía Interconexión Eléctrica S. A. -ISA-, que ha emitido dos instrumentos callable bonds. Para el desarrollo de tal aplicación se construyen algunos algoritmos computacionales, los cuales pueden valorar los dos bonos con opción call que tiene dicha compañía y además permiten la estructuración de un bono con opción call incluida de tipo genérico.In this paper the methodology employed for assessing a bond that includes a call option (callable bond is given by the numeric implementation of Hull and White short rate model, which it is accomplished through an interest rates trinomial tree. It also presents an application for the case of the company Interconexión Eléctrica S. A. -ISA-, which has issued two callable bonds instruments. For the development of such application computer algorithms are implemented to value the two bonds of the company, and they also allow the structuring of a bond with a generic type call option included.

  10. Estrategias óptimas de inversión en activos con riesgo de crédito. Un modelo markoviano.

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    Buendía Capellá, Mónica

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo analizamos las estrategias de inversión en bonos con riesgo de crédito.Presentamos un modelo dinámico para la búsqueda de estrategias óptimas de inversión; en él seaplican las herramientas proporcionadas por las cadenas y los procesos de Markov tanto para lavaloración de este tipo de activos financieros, como para la búsqueda de estrategias óptimas deinversión. En este modelo se supone una inversión en bonos que se desea mantener durante unperiodo de tiempo determinado; basándonos en los modelos reducidos para la valoración deactivos financieros con riesgo de crédito, el modelo propuesto encuentra una regla de decisiónóptima para elegir la calificación crediticia que debe tener un bono cupón cero de la industria enla que se desea invertir.

  11. Yachting club

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    WARNING: your C key is about to expire... Good, we hoped that would draw your attention! A gentle reminder that, following the purchase of our fast, sophisticated racing catamaran Hobie Tiger Meerkat last season, your Committee decided to create a new key to reflect this, the EC (Experienced Catamaran). Those taking a C course will be assessed during a test as to whether they will gain the C key or the C plus EC key, so need only practise hard. Those - and we are many - who possess the C key from past years need to refresh our knowledge and prove our competence to sail Meerkat effectively with the EC key. This requires a few attested outings under good wind conditions, use of the gennaker, general control. And if it’s any consolation, we (remembering the Darts and then the Mysteres, and now both SL16 and Tiger) can confirm that she is really a pussycat, and really very willing to tack if you treat her right... Plan on trying for her or indeed Catapult on Thursdays, then talk to your Committee (f.i...

  12. Suvine Tallinn on täis head tarbekunsti, ka harrastajad on aktiivsed / Andri Ksenofontov

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    Ksenofontov, Andri, 1962-

    2005-01-01

    Andres ja Katja Koorti korraldatud kobarnäitus "18 tuba" Sakala t. 9 majas, Adolfas Shaulyse ja Mari Relo-Shaulyse näitus "Viva la vida!" A-galeriis, Piret Räni näitus "Hello friend - are you impotent?" EKA galeriis, Tiina Piisangu tööd köitekunstinäitusel "Scripta manent III. Maailma parim asi" Eesti Tarbekunsti- ja Disainimuuseumis, Kristiina Kalistru ja Silvia Kelle tööd Kullo galeriis, Anne Türni tööd ja väljapanek Lühikese jala galeriis, Eesti Keraamikute Liidu puupõletustehnikas teostatud tööde näitus arhitektuurimuuseumis, Thomas Häntzscheli fotode näitus ArtDepoos, Angelika Kauffmanni näitus Kadrioru Kunstimuuseumis, Adam Greeni ja Simona Dell'Agli näitus "Tekkimine" Tallinna Linnagaleriis, Merike Estna maalinäitus "The Sexiest Girl, Pussycat, the Happiest Girl and Two Loverabbits" Haus galeriis, Monica del Norte maalinäitus "Lugupilt" G-galeriis, Päivi Randveri näitus "Reisid kosmosesse" Draakoni galeriis, Kelli Valk Kagovere näitus "Kõik muutub" Ühispanga galeriis, Toomas Sarapuu näitus "Deebetkaart" Tallinna Kunstihoone galeriis jm.

  13. Aplicación de un modelo Perceptrón Multicapa de redes neuronales artificiales para la clasificación del comportamiento de pago en clientes en mora en una entidad de cobranza

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    Cabezas Arias, Lady Pamela; Parra Romo, Nelson Antonio

    2017-01-01

    El riesgo financiero constituye uno de los índices principales para el monitoreo de la economía de un país, sin embargo debido a varios factores macroeconómicos, como riesgo de iliquidez, riesgo de mercado, riesgo de variación en el proceso de bonos, los clientes de las instituciones financieras a las que se acude para solicitar un préstamo o aplicar algún tipo de garantía a cambio de un valor monetario presentan distintos comportamientos en su historial de pagos lo que dificulta la generació...

  14. Entrenamiento cognitivo en el primer ciclo de la educación primaria

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    Gutiérrez González, Pedro J

    2003-01-01

    Uno de los objetivos primarios de la educación es Enseñar a Pensar a nuestros alumnos desde edades tempranas. Así lo avalan, autores como: de Bono, Feuerstein, Sternberg, Pinillos, etc. La primera parte de nuestra investigación consistió en la confección del Programa FLASH: refuerzo del desarrollo cognitivo (Cuaderno del Profesor y del Alumno), basado en el modelo de Haywood, adaptándolo a nuestras necesidades y a nuestro sistema educativo. Este Programa ha sido diseñado para favorecer el des...

  15. Los instrumentos convertibles en acciones para la financiación empresarial en un entorno económico de restricción del crédito bancario

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    Rodríguez Monroy, Carlos; Huerga, Ángel

    2014-01-01

    (SPA) Los bonos convertibles en acciones son instrumentos de financiación corporativa que en general comparten varias de las características de las emisiones de deuda senior corporativa, como el pago regular y fijado de cupones, vencimiento definido, momento en el que se repaga la totalidad del principal, y prelación en caso de default con respecto a otras obligaciones crediticias. En cambio, el repago del principal se ofrecerá bajo determinadas circunstancias en acciones de la compañía emiso...

  16. Argentina’s Defaulted Sovereign Debt: Dealing with the Holdouts

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    2010-02-17

    PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Congressional Research Service,Library of Congress,101 Independence Ave, SE ,Washington,DC,20540-7500...RS21482, The Paris Club and International Debt Relief, by Martin A. Weiss. 7 Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Kunibert Raffer, "¿Qué Hacer con los Reclamos...Piden Suspender un Año la Ley Cerrojo para Acelerar el Canje. November 27, 2009. 28 Martin Kanenguiser, "Inminente Anuncio de Canje de los Bonos que

  17. IMPLEMENTING EDWARD DE BONO’S APPROACHES OF STRATEGIC THINKING IN THE FIELD OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

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    Olena Lykholat

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    Full Text Available Education is always regarded as a necessary factor of social development. One of the positive means to solve urgent problems in the field of professional education is not only systematization of the information, but also the creative accumulation and assimilation of the cultural experience and, as a result, of the scientific, artistic-design, project-constructive and/or technological principles of activities. The high standards to the future teachers’ professional education are caused by the binary character of the future activities: the teacher should be both a professional and a pedagogue. The transformation of the professional education, while there are lots of global challenges in the world, leads to the activation of the creative potential of the future pedagogue at a professional educational institution. The goal of this article is to analyze systems of thinking suggested by Edward de Bono, and to attempt implementing partially these approaches into strategic thinking in the field of professional education, i.e. in the future teachers’ sewing specialization at a professional educational institution. According to the goal of the article, the whole complex of scientific approaches and methods has been used at the different theoretical and empirical levels. The systemic approach is in the core of the research, following the idea of the integrity of thinking expressed by Edward de Bono and of mechanisms which facilitate it. At the moment in our volatile world there is a clear need in new type of thinking – creative and constructive, which allows to form new ideas and ways for development. The system of such a kind of thinking was developed by Edward de Bono. According to him, the main method for the process of problem solving should be: refusal from cliché and established patters of thinking; perception of the problem with humor; continuous questioning of permissiveness; change in the way of seeking for information; creation of integral

  18. Divulgación: Default soberanos: la necesidad de reforma a la arquitectura financiera internacional a partir de la experiencia de Argentina

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    Flavio Ernesto Buchieri

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    Full Text Available Argentina está en su segundo default en menos de quince años, debido a causas propias como al diseño jurídico internacional que contiene la emisión de deuda soberana en la actualidad. En este escenario es una prioridad generar mecanismos que eviten el comportamiento oportunístico de acreedores que no ingresaron a procesos de re–estructuración de tales deudas como lo revela el caso Argentino. De este rediseño en el manejo de deudas soberanas depende el éxito de futuros procesos de rescate de bonos nacionales.

  19. Texto de matemática financiera: anualidades, perpetuidad y factores financieros

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    Aliaga Valdez, Carlos

    2012-01-01

    La presente investigación “Texto de Matemática Financiera: Anualidades, perpetuidad y factores financieros” tiene por objetivo elaborar una sólida teoría para elaborar productos financieros (préstamos, leasing, financiamiento con bonos, acciones preferentes, acciones comunes, etc.), que descansan en los factores financieros que son el resultado del trabajo con anualidades y perpetuidades vencidas, anticipadas y diferidas. Una anualidad es un conjunto de rentas y una renta es un flujo de ca...

  20. Modelos de valoración del Riesgo

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    Caridad López del Río, Daniel José María

    2015-01-01

    Con la crisis económica de los últimos años se ha puesto de manifiesto la elevada correlación actual entre la economía real y el sistema financiero. La economía financiera está basada en el sistema financiero, en papeles comerciales, en bonos, títulos valores, acciones, inversiones¿, por otro lado la economía real se basa en las industrias, fábricas, comercio, agricultura, explotación de materias primas¿ Las consecuencias de la crisis financiera fueron la ausencia de liquidez, la menor cap...

  1. Metodologías para el desarrollo del pensamineto multidimensional y el aprendizaje significativo de las matematicas y geometrìa.

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    Tapia Barrera, Jesús Ramiro; Oswaldo Gonzalo, Pulla Salinas

    2011-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza los elementos que puede aportar el pensamiento multidimensional al aprendizaje significativo de las matemáticas en estudiantes de educación básica del Colegio Agronómico Salesiano de Paute. En la parte teórica recogemos los aportes del pensamiento complejo, desarrollo cerebral, pensamiento multidimensional, constructivismo y pedagogía conceptual. Nos hemos basado en Morín, de Bono, Freire, Lipman, Acorrinti, Zubiría, de Gregory, desde luego Ausubel, Piag...

  2. In the market for carbon: conventions, coordination and narratives of voluntary carbon offsetting in Chiapas, Mexico

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    Hendrickson, Cary Yungmee

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    Bibliografia. Esta tesis tiene el objetivo de investigar cómo las narrativas globales alrededor de los bonos de carbono en el sector forestal crean valor e influencian lo que los mercados de carbono otorgan, cómo y a quién. Se relaciona con el marco teórico de las convenciones y con el enfoque del análisis del discurso para analizar las diferentes convenciones movilizadas en las narrativas utilizadas por los actores involucrados en la cadena de valor del carbono. Se examina un estudio de c...

  3. La mujer emprendedora

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    Maldonado Mera, Betzabé del Rosario

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    El Ecuador incorpora formalmente en su constitución y en el PlanNacional del Buen Vivir, los derechos desde un enfoque de género yestablece políticas sociales orientadas a crear condiciones favorablesque coadyuven a fortalecer el importante rol de la mujer en la sociedad.La Universidad de la Fuerzas Armadas – ESPE en convenio con elMinisterio de Inclusión Económica y Social, trabajó en el proyecto“Desarrollo de las personas del bono de desarrollo humano mediantecapacitación en motivación y ec...

  4. ANÁLISIS DE EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA EN LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE COCINAS DE INDUCCIÓN EN EL SISTEMA ELÉCTRICO ECUATORIANO

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    Escobar Rendon, Edwin Andres; Plaza Suarez, Ruddy Gavin

    2015-01-01

    El gas licuado de petróleo está destinado principalmente para el uso domestico, pero lo utilizan también para las industrias y el transporte. El ministerio de electricidad y energía renovable (MEER) puso en marcha el Plan Nacional de Cocción Eficiente, en parte este espera sustituir 500.000 cocinas de inducción por las cocinas de gas de uso doméstico. Al incorporar estas cocinas en el sector residencial a los beneficiarios del bono de desarrollo humano, habrá un incremento en cuanto a la ener...

  5. Gestión de casos y calidad de vida de las cuidadoras en pediatría

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    Vellido González, Concepción

    2015-01-01

    En este estudio se plantea conocer la repercusión de la intervención de la Enfermera Gestora de Casos Hospitalaria, en las cuidadoras granadinas de pacientes pediátricos. Esta enfermera, conocedora del medio hospitalario y con experiencia clínica en planificación y continuidad de cuidados, con su actuación proactiva consideramos que incidirá positivamente en la calidad de vida del paciente y su cuidadora. Creemos que reproducimos, en parte, los datos obtenidos por Fernández Bono y cols. (2008...

  6. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin specifically reduces mRNA for the mineralization-related dentin sialophosphoprotein in cultured mouse embryonic molar teeth

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    Kiukkonen, Anu; Sahlberg, Carin; Lukinmaa, Pirjo-Liisa; Alaluusua, Satu; Peltonen, Eija; Partanen, Anna-Maija

    2006-01-01

    Previous studies show that the most toxic dioxin congener, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), interferes with mineralization of the dental matrices in developing mouse and rat teeth. Culture of mouse embryonic molar teeth with TCDD leads to the failure of enamel to be deposited and dentin to undergo mineralization. Lactationally exposed rats show defectively matured enamel and retardation of dentin mineralization. To see if the impaired mineralization is associated with changes in the expression of dentin sialophosphoprotein (Dspp), Bono1 and/or matrix metalloproteinase-20 (MMP-20), thought to be involved in mineralization of the dental hard tissues, we cultured mouse (NMRI) E18 mandibular molars for 3, 5 or 7 days and exposed them to 1 μM TCDD after 2 days of culture. As detected by in situ hybridization of tissue sections, localization and intensity of Bono1 and MMP-20 expression showed no definite difference between the control and exposed tooth explants, suggesting that TCDD does not affect their expression. On the contrary, TCDD reduced or prevented the expression of Dspp in secretory odontoblasts and decreased it in presecretory ameloblasts. The results suggest that the retardation of dentin mineralization by TCDD in mouse molar teeth involves specific interference with Dspp expression

  7. Marfan syndrome. Part 2: treatment and management of patients.

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    Cañadas, Victoria; Vilacosta, Isidre; Bruna, Isidoro; Fuster, Valentin

    2010-05-01

    Aortic disease is the main cause of death among patients with Marfan syndrome. Before the development of open surgery, most patients died in the fourth decade of life. Improvements in surgical techniques have facilitated prophylactic surgery and have dramatically changed the life expectancy of patients with Marfan syndrome. Valve-sparing techniques are becoming the standard surgical treatment for these patients, since the operative and long-term results are comparable with those obtained with the Bentall and De Bono procedure and their theoretical advantages over the Bentall and De Bono procedure are attractive for young patients. Distal aortic complications still cause substantial morbidity in patients who have undergone surgery. On the other hand, several medical approaches have appeared as alternatives or adjuncts to the standard treatment with beta-blockers. Mouse models of the disease have shown that the angiotensin II receptor blocker losartan can rescue the phenotype. Among female patients, pregnancy deserves special consideration. Aortic dissection occurs mainly in the third trimester of gestation and in patients with dilated aortas. As aortic dissection carries a high risk of maternal mortality and fetal demise, prophylactic aortic surgery is recommended before attempting pregnancy for those women with an aortic diameter exceeding 40 mm.

  8. Acute coronary syndrome in a patient with Marfan syndrome following emergent surgical repair of aortic dissection.

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    Bovolato, Francesca Elisa; Isabella, Giambattista; Rampazzo, Debora; Guglielmi, Cosimo; Gerosa, Gino; Iliceto, Sabino; Bilato, Claudio

    2008-06-01

    We report a case of acute coronary syndrome in a patient with suspect Marfan syndrome, 25 days after emergent modified Bentall-De Bono intervention for acute type I peripartum aortic dissection. She was admitted to our intensive care unit because of unstable angina, caused by critical blood flow reduction in a large portion of the myocardium, according to the severity of the symptoms and the electrocardiographic alterations. Coronary angiography showed a sub-occlusive stenosis of the left main coronary artery as a result of the dissection extension to the coronary ostium. Because of the high risk related to heart surgery, the patient was successfully treated by unprotected angioplasty and drug-eluting stent positioning. Short- and mid-term outcomes were favourable. Subsequent tests confirmed the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome. After 2 years of follow-up, the patient remains asymptomatic and in good health. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a successful percutaneous intervention of the left main coronary artery in a patient with Marfan syndrome who had already undergone ascending aortic root and valve replacement by the Bentall-De Bono procedure for acute dissection.

  9. Product (RED)

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    Ponte, Stefano

    2011-01-01

    ) and the consumers who buy iconic brand products to help ‘distant others’. While in many other forms of causumerism, labels or certification systems ‘prove’ that a product is just, in RED, aid celebrities provide the proof. From the consumer point of view both labels and celebrities provide a similar simplification...... of complex social, economic, and environmental processes. At the same time, we argue that there are important distinctions as well—labels and certifications are ultimately about improving the conditions of production, whereas RED is about accepting existing production and trade systems and donating......(PRODUCT)RED™ (hereafter RED) is a cobranding initiative launched in 2006 by the aid celebrity Bono to raise money from product sales to support The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In this paper we argue that RED is shifting the boundaries of ‘causumerism’ (shopping...

  10. Ethical marketing in 'aesthetic' ('esthetic') or 'cosmetic dentistry' part 2.

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    Kelleher, Martin G D; Djemal, Serpil; Lewis, Nicholas

    2012-01-01

    This is the second article in a series of three. It is essential to find out from patients what it is that they hope to achieve when requesting an improvement in their dental appearance. Their expectations, hopes and fears need to be explored in detail. The long-term biologic costs of some invasive procedures need to be explained to patients in advance so that they can make properly informed decisions. Failure to do so renders the practitioner vulnerable to a charge of behaving unethically. The differences between ethical marketing and selling are explained including the historic development of marketing. A practical approach, using a modification of the Edward de Bono Six Thinking Hats model is described to help ethical practitioners to develop sound treatment plans when dealing with complex aesthetic problems.

  11. Exploring barriers to remaining physically active: a case report of a person with multiple sclerosis.

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    Zalewski, Kathryn

    2007-03-01

    Physical therapy intervention for those with chronic disabling conditions typically follows an episode of care approach: therapists provide services when a decrement in functional performance occurs such that individuals require intervention to return to baseline performance. Attention to the psychosocial supports required for successful transition can be unintentionally minimized when the focus of an episode of care follows a change in physical function. The purpose of this case report is to present and discuss the challenges to successful community reintegration following physical therapy intervention with an emphasis on developing independent exercise habits in management of a person with multiple sclerosis. RW, presented in this case study, is a 52-year-old man diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis five years before self-referral to a pro bono physical therapy clinic.

  12. [National Academies' Board on Mathematical Sciences and their Application] Final technical report

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    Scott T. Weidman

    2005-01-11

    The National Academies' Board on Mathematical Sciences and their Applications (BMSA) is a primary interface between the research enterprise and federal agencies that rely on the mathematical sciences. The Board provides objective and authoritative advice on how best to apply the tools of mathematics, statistics, operations research, financial engineering, computational modeling, computational science, information analysis, and decision analysis to practical problems of national importance. In so doing, the Board strengthens the policy-making process and increases the visibility of, and appreciation for, the mathematical sciences while also identifying growth areas for the discipline. The Board consists of 18 pro bono experts from a broad range of quantitative fields, with experience in academia, industry, and national laboratories.

  13. La Situación del Instituto de Seguro Social

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    Zoilo Cuéllar-Montoya

    2006-09-01

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

  14. Die kerk se korporatiewe identiteit

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    Johan Buitendag

    2003-10-01

    This article investigates the rather unknown theme of “corporate identity and corporate image” as applied to the church. Starting from the premise that corporate identity enables us to communicate change, direction and a church’s point of difference, it is evident that proper strategic and visionary management is a prerequisite for the church today. “Corporate image is in the eyes of the world” and this urges the church to regard this undertaking in a serious light. Thus, a church's unique selling proposition has to be identified, not necessarily to compete, but to add specific value for its members. The concept of “sur/petition” of Edward de Bono (vis-à-vis competition is pursued in an integrated value system. The article addresses the distortion between the intended and the received image of the church.

  15. Reseña, La deuda pública interna. Reseña de los libros Un Estado a crédito. Deudas y configuración estatal de la Nueva Granada en la primera mitad del siglo XIX de Pilar López-Bejarano y Deuda pública interna en Colombia. Política, moneda y finanzas, 1840-1894 de Ángela Rojas.

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    Salomón Kalmanovitz

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    Full Text Available Estos dos libros marcan un quiebre en la historiografía de la construcción del Estado en Colombia. El de López-Bejarano busca desentrañar los desequilibrios en las cuentas fiscales del estado neogranadino, cuyos recursos “estuvieron sistemáticamente mediados por una serie de compromisos: vales, billetes y bonos que circularon respondiendo a intereses heterogéneos, públicos y privados” (p. 19. El de Ángela Rojas es un cuidado análisis de las cuentas fiscales, tanto de ingresos como de gastos, y ofrece una perspectiva macro de la deuda pública que los gobiernos de turno no pudieron o no quisieron pagar.

  16. Procesos gaussianos en la predicción de las fluctuaciones de la economía mexicana

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    Irene García

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La capacidad de algunas redes neuronales para predecir la dirección de la economía de México —representada por el LEI— cuyos insumos son las versiones simultáneas (suavizante y predictiva de un proceso gaussiano alimentado por un índice de acciones y uno de bonos —ambos representativos del mercado mexicano—, es comparada favorablemente (por medio del método de Anatolyev y Gerko para evaluar la precisión de un predictor, con la capacidad predictiva de redes desarrolladas para el mismo fin por dos de los autores de este artículo en uno anterior, cuyos insumos son rezagos de dichos índices.

  17. Prosocial Motivation and Blood Donations: A Survey of the Empirical Literature

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    Goette, Lorenz; Stutzer, Alois; Frey, Beat M.

    2010-01-01

    Summary Recent shortages in the supply of blood donations have renewed the interest in how blood donations can be increased temporarily. We survey the evidence on the role of financial and other incentives in eliciting blood donations among donors who are normally willing to donate pro bono. We present the predictions from different empirical/psychological-based theories, with some predicting that incentives are effective while others predict that incentives may undermine prosocial motivation. The evidence suggests that incentives work relatively well in settings in which donors are relatively anonymous, but evidence indicates also that when image concerns become important, incentives may be counterproductive as donors do not want to be seen as greedy. PMID:20737018

  18. Playing facilitator

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    Houmøller, Ellen; Marchetti, Emanuela

    2015-01-01

    event called InnoEvent, addressed to students in the fields of multimedia and healthcare. Being interested in studying games and role-play as tools to support independent learning in the field of design thinking and team-building, following Dewey’s (1938) theory of learning experience, we ran two...... workshops based on two classic role-play games: The Silent Game (Brandt, 2006) and The Six Thinking Hats (de Bono, 1985). These games were created to support students in learning design thinking in groups and are assigned positive values in literature, hence we expected a smooth process. However, our...... experience was rather characterized by conflictual negotiations with the students. Data from our observations and from interviews with group representatives show that the students took a discontinuous learning path, characterised by a false start, failure, and a thorough reconsideration of their work...

  19. Commentary on "Integrative clinical genomics of advanced prostate cancer". Robinson D, Van Allen EM, Wu YM, Schultz N, Lonigro RJ, Mosquera JM, Montgomery B, Taplin ME, Pritchard CC, Attard G, Beltran H, Abida W, Bradley RK, Vinson J, Cao X, Vats P, Kunju LP, Hussain M, Feng FY, Tomlins SA, Cooney KA, Smith DC, Brennan C, Siddiqui J, Mehra R, Chen Y, Rathkopf DE, Morris MJ, Solomon SB, Durack JC, Reuter VE, Gopalan A, Gao J, Loda M, Lis RT, Bowden M, Balk SP, Gaviola G, Sougnez C, Gupta M, Yu EY, Mostaghel EA, Cheng HH, Mulcahy H, True LD, Plymate SR, Dvinge H, Ferraldeschi R, Flohr P, Miranda S, Zafeiriou Z, Tunariu N, Mateo J, Perez-Lopez R, Demichelis F, Robinson BD, Schiffman M, Nanus DM, Tagawa ST, Sigaras A, Eng KW, Elemento O, Sboner A, Heath EI, Scher HI, Pienta KJ, Kantoff P, de Bono JS, Rubin MA, Nelson PS, Garraway LA, Sawyers CL, Chinnaiyan AM.Cell. 21 May 2015;161(5):1215-1228.

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    Freedland, Stephen J; Aronson, William J

    2017-08-01

    Toward development of a precision medicine framework for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), we established a multi-institutional clinical sequencing infrastructure to conduct prospective whole-exome and transcriptome sequencing of bone or soft tissue tumor biopsies from a cohort of 150 mCRPC affected individuals. Aberrations of AR, ETS genes, TP53, and PTEN were frequent (40%-60% of cases), with TP53 and AR alterations enriched in mCRPC compared to primary prostate cancer. We identified new genomic alterations in PIK3CA/B, R-spondin, BRAF/RAF1, APC, β-catenin, and ZBTB16/PLZF. Moreover, aberrations of BRCA2, BRCA1, and ATM were observed at substantially higher frequencies (19.3% overall) compared to those in primary prostate cancers. A total of 89% of affected individuals harbored a clinically actionable aberration, including 62.7% with aberrations in AR, 65% in other cancer-related genes, and 8% with actionable pathogenic germline alterations. This cohort study provides clinically actionable information that could affect treatment decisions for these affected individuals. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Paleoarchean and Cambrian observations of the geodynamo in light of new estimates of core thermal conductivity

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    Tarduno, John; Bono, Richard; Cottrell, Rory

    2015-04-01

    Recent estimates of core thermal conductivity are larger than prior values by a factor of approximately three. These new estimates suggest that the inner core is a relatively young feature, perhaps as young as 500 million years old, and that the core-mantle heat flux required to drive the early dynamo was greater than previously assumed (Nimmo, 2015). Here, we focus on paleomagnetic studies of two key time intervals important for understanding core evolution in light of the revisions of core conductivity values. 1. Hadean to Paleoarchean (4.4-3.4 Ga). Single silicate crystal paleointensity analyses suggest a relatively strong magnetic field at 3.4-3.45 Ga (Tarduno et al., 2010). Paleointenity data from zircons of the Jack Hills (Western Australia) further suggest the presence of a geodynamo between 3.5 and 3.6 Ga (Tarduno and Cottrell, 2014). We will discuss our efforts to test for the absence/presence of the geodynamo in older Eoarchean and Hadean times. 2. Ediacaran to Early Cambrian (~635-530 Ma). Disparate directions seen in some paleomagnetic studies from this time interval have been interpreted as recording inertial interchange true polar wander (IITPW). Recent single silicate paleomagnetic analyses fail to find evidence for IITPW; instead a reversing field overprinted by secondary magnetizations is defined (Bono and Tarduno, 2015). Preliminary analyses suggest the field may have been unusually weak. We will discuss our on-going tests of the hypothesis that this interval represents the time of onset of inner core growth. References: Bono, R.K. & Tarduno, J.A., Geology, in press (2015); Nimmo, F., Treatise Geophys., in press (2015); Tarduno, J.A., et al., Science (2010); Tarduno, J.A. & Cottrell, R.D., AGU Fall Meeting (2014).

  1. Rentabilidad de los fondos de inversión en España (1991-2009

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    Pablo Fernández

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available La exigua rentabilidad media de los fondos de inversión en España en los últimos 3, 5 y 10 años (0,51%; 2,23% y 0,85% fue inferior a la inversión en bonos del estado a cualquier plazo y a la inflación. A pesar de estos resultados, los 2.586 fondos existentes tenían un patrimonio de €163 millardos en diciembre de 2009. Sólo 14 de los 368 fondos con 15 años de historia y 16 de los 1.117 con 10 años tuvieron una rentabilidad superior a la de los bonos del estado a 10 años. Sólo 4 de de los 1.117 fondos con 10 años de historia proporcionaron a sus partícipes una rentabilidad superior al 10%: Bestinver bolsa (15,7%, Bestinfond (14,6%, Bestinver mixto (11,3% y Metavalor (10,0%. 263 fondos con 10 años de historia (7 eran garantizados proporcionaron a sus partícipes unarentabilidad ¡negativa! y su patrimonio en dici embre de 2009 fue 5.816 millones de euros. En el periodo 1991-2009 los fondos destruyeron €118 millardos de sus partícipes. El total de comisiones y gastos repercutidos en este periodo ascendió a €39 millardos.During the last 10 years (1999-2009, the average return of the mutual funds in Spain (0.85% was smaller than the average inflation. Nevertheless, on December 31, 2009, 5.6 million investors had 163 billion euros in the 2,586 existing mutual funds. Only 1 of the 368 mutual funds with 15-year history outperformed the Spanish Index (ITBM.

  2. The lie of climate disaster. The most giant swindle of modern times. Manipulated fear as a mean to might. 4. enl. ed.; Die Luege der Klimakatastrophe. Das gigantischste Betrugswerk der Neuzeit. Manipulierte Angst als Mittel zur Macht

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    Bachmann, Hartmut

    2008-07-01

    Not investigations, if a disaster is ante portas and which consequences may occur, are content of this book. There are many publications written in detail about this themes. However new is, that there is someone who care about, if the results of so-called scientists are really correct. The author discovers due to facts, that the whole construction, which should support climate disaster, is a single cock-and-bull story. Constructed by the most supreme international climatic agencies to federal states of countries. After the discovery of this facts, the author follows the question: CUI BONO? Whom does it serve? So he stumbles on criminal machinations. This book is not only an economy- or polit thriller, as also simultanously a prove for exploitation of people by unscrupulous exploiters and egoists from economy and policy to manipulate and frighten them. (GL) [German] Laut Umfrage sind 70 % aller Deutschen durch systematische Panikmache ueber eine heraufziehende Klimakatastrophe geaengstigt. Wer jedoch erkennt, dass die Basiswerte dieser angeblichen Katastrophe groesstenteils gefaelscht sind, kann seine Aengste abbauen. Dies ist der Sinn dieses Buches. Bachmann entdeckt aufgrund von Fakten, dass die gesamte Konstruktion, welche die Klimakatastrophe stuetzen soll, ein einziges Luegengebaeude ist. Aufgebaut von den obersten internationalen Klimabehoerden bis hinunter zu den Landesregierungen. Nach Dekuvrierung dieser Fakten geht der Autor der Frage nach: CUI BONO? Wem nuetzt dies? Dabei stoesst er auf kriminelle Machenschaften. Dieses Buch ist nicht nur ein Wirtschafts- und Polit-Krimi, sondern gleichzeitig ein Beleg dafuer, wie skrupellose Ausbeuter und Egoisten aus Wirtschaft und Politik Menschen manipulieren und aengstigen, um sie dann auszubeuten. (orig.)

  3. Dez anos de cirurgia dos aneurismas e dissecções crônicas da aorta ascendente no Instituto do Coração - FMUSP Ten years of operation for aneurysms or chronic dissections of ascending aorta, in the Instituto do Coração - FMUSP

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    Ronaldo Ducceschi Fontes

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    Full Text Available Entre janeiro de 1980 e dezembro de 1990, 109 pacientes com idade entre 12 e 70 anos, 86 do sexo masculino e 23 do sexo feminino, foram operados para tratamento de aneurismas e dissecções da aorta ascendente, associados ou não a insuficiência aórtica. Trinta e quatro pacientes estavam em classe funcional (CF IV (NYHA, 51 em CF III, 18 em CF II e seis em CF I. Cinqüenta e dois pacientes tinham dissecção crônica da aorta, 29 tinham ectasia ânulo-aórtica, dez aneurisma sacular com insuficiência aórtica e os demais, diagnósticos associados. A mortalidade imediata foi de 12,8% (14 óbitos. Vinte e sete (24,7% pacientes não foram acompanhados tardiamente. A mortalidade tardia foi de 13,4% (11/82. Dos 72 pacientes acompanhados clinicamente até 120 meses de evolução (três a 120 meses, 65 (90,5% mantêm-se em CF I e II. Concluiu-se que: a operação de Bentall - De Bono, demonstra ter melhor resultado em relação às interposições de tubo (p From January 1980 to Dezember 1990, 109 patients, 86 males and 16 females, ranging in age from 12 to 70 years, were operatated on for aneurysms or chronic dissections of the ascending aorta, associated or not to aortic valve insufficiency. Thirty-four patients were in New York Heart Association class IV, 51 in class III, 18 in class II and six in class I. Fifty-two patients had chronic aortic dissection, 29 annulo-aortic ectasia, 10 saaular aneurysm, remaining 8 ethiologics. The early mortality was 12.8% (14 deaths. Twenthy-seven patients were lost for follow-up during a period ranging from three months to 10 years (average 82 months. The late mortality was 13.4% (11/82. Among the 72 patients survivors, clinicai improvement was observed in the majority of patients (90.5% are in class I or II. Among the several operative techniques, the Bentatt and De Bono showed better early survival and is preferable option when indicated. The actuarial curve showed a 70% survival for the whole group, after 120

  4. Risk control in energy saving projects; Control de riesgo en los proyectos de ahorro de energia

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    Mills, Evan [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA (United States)

    2005-10-15

    riesgo financiero que representa un proyecto de ahorro existen mecanismos tales como seguros FDIC, conversion de la deuda en valores, Garantias de Ahorros, Bonos de Desempeno o Bonos de Garantia y Seguros por Ahorro de Energia ESI. Este articulo versa sobre la mecanica de las polizas de seguro SAE, su mecanica de control de perdidas, sus casos de exito, beneficios, ventajas particulares, lugar en el mercado, exclusiones fundamentadas y encuestas de percepcion.

  5. Why do they care? Narratives of physician volunteers on motivations for participation in short-term medical missions abroad.

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    Caldron, Paul H; Impens, Ann; Pavlova, Milena; Groot, Wim

    2018-01-01

    Short-term medical missions (STMMs) refer to the provision of direct pro bono medical services in lower and middle income countries for periods ranging from days to a few weeks by physicians from rich countries. Survey data have provided limited information on demographic and professional profiles of physicians as well as monetary and manpower inputs. Understanding why physicians participate, however, remains incomplete. The study's objective was to elicit physicians' motivations directly. Semi-structured interviews of physicians identified through snowball recruiting were conducted to explore motivational themes and then analyzed using narrative software employing directed content analysis methodology. Twenty physicians from varying backgrounds and specialties were interviewed. Responses identified aspects of the decision to participate and the relative influence of economic, diplomatic, value-related, and emotive constructs. Personality traits may be more influential to participation than demographic, professional, or socioeconomic determinants. Word-of-mouth recruitment appears to underlie the increase in STMM activity, facilitated by information technology. Reported key motivators for physician participation in STMMs tend to parallel schools of thought regarding philanthropy and volunteering and include satisfaction from helping in challenging conditions of limited resources, learning experiences, appreciation from patients, sense of renewal, and the legacy effect of teaching. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  6. Contrastes regionales de la discriminación laboral hacia los jóvenes en México

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    Jorge E. Horbath Horbath

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    Full Text Available Las condiciones de los jóvenes en México distan de ser alentadoras, máxime en situación de crisis económica y su incidencia en los mercados de trabajo, donde una de las primeras causales de despido es la poca experiencia laboral. El presente trabajo busca exponer las condiciones precarias a las que se enfrentan los jóvenes en los mercados de trabajo en México entre 2000 y 2010, comparando las diferentes regiones, utilizando los microdatos de las muestras censales de población y construyéndose índices de segregación ocupacional y discriminación salarial y educativa. Los resultados muestran el bajo reconocimiento de sus esfuerzos por adquirir formación y capacidades, reflejado en sus precarios ingresos inmediatos. Las diferencias entre los estados van en aumento, “hipotecando” su bienestar social y desaprovechando el remanente del bono demográfico.

  7. Identificación de relaciones entre variables de política económica en Colombia a través de funciones de correlación cruzada

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    Miller J. Ariza Garzón

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    Full Text Available Para el estudio y análisis de la relación entre variables económicas y financieras se han utilizado diversas metodologías. Sin embargo, se desaprovecha una herramienta robusta para el análisis de estas relaciones conocida como la correlación cruzada que fue planteada desde el año 1970 por Box y Jenkins y luego retomada en 1977 por Pierce y Haugh. Esta metodología consiste en identificar y estimar el modelo ARIMA que mejor se ajuste a cada serie y obtener los residuos identificados como ruido blanco; estos constituyen la serie preblanqueada. Finalmente se estima la correlación cruzada entre las series preblanqueadas y se determinan las relaciones de causalidad entre cada par de series. En esta investigación se relacionan cuatro variables fundamentales de la economía con gran impacto en las finanzas de una empresa: Ã�ndice General de la Bolsa de Valores de Colombia, Emerging Markets Bonds Index o Indicador de Bonos de Mercados Emergentes, Tasa Representativa del Mercado y Tasa de Inflación, encontrando evidencia de relaciones instantáneas, unidireccionales y bidireccionales

  8. Reproductive life events and Alzheimer’s disease in Italian women: a retrospective study

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    Full Text Available Chiara Zucchella,1 Elena Sinforiani,1 Antonietta Citterio,1 Valentina Giarracca,2 Giorgio Bono,2 Marco Mauri21IRCCS National Neurological Institute, C Mondino Foundation, Pavia, Italy; 2Department of Neurology, Ospedale di Circolo/Università dell’Insubria, Varese, ItalyAbstract: The aim of our study was to understand the complex relationship between the major reproductive life events in women with Alzheimer’s disease. In a retrospective, case-control study, 275 women with Alzheimer’s disease (AD and 276 control patients from a hospital population were enrolled from July 2007 to December 2010. The AD patients presented with later menopause (P < 0.01, lower occurrence of surgical menopause (P < 0.04, reduced hormone-replacement therapy intake (P < 0.0001, and a longer reproductive life span (P < 0.01, compared to controls. No significant differences were found with respect to age at puberty, number of pregnancies, previous abortions, or contraceptive therapy. A higher education level appeared to have a protective role against the risk of developing AD. In women, menopause and hormone-replacement therapy can differentially modulate the clinical manifestations of AD, but these factors do not play a predictive role in its development.Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, gender, menopause, hormone-replacement therapy, surgical menopause, education

  9. SUBSERVIÊNCIA DO TRABALHADOR DO CORTE DA CANA NO AGRONEGÓCIO CANAVIEIRO

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    Shiziele de Oliveira Shimada

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    Full Text Available La nueva configuración de la agraria brasileña se fortalece con la creciente expansión y obtener los benefícios del sector agroindustrial, específicamente el de la caña de azúcar. La caña de azúcar modelo agroindustrial se fortalece en un proceso de concentrationista sí como la propiedad de la tierra, que muestra, en términos estructurales, la noción deque el sistema capitalista con sus contradicciones. Por lo tanto, la relación capital- -trabajo se establece de manera contradictoria en los bonos de capital de generación de inestabilidad y / o actualidad de la obra. Los males establecidos en la condición de la caña de azúcar tiene la lógica desigual y combinado de la capital, en el que la parte vencida en esta condición es el trabajador que está al servicio de sobrevivir tomando empleos precarios o subhumanos, incluso,crear formas de travestismo laboral “esclavo”.

  10. Asylum grant rates following medical evaluations of maltreatment among political asylum applicants in the United States.

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    Lustig, Stuart L; Kureshi, Sarah; Delucchi, Kevin L; Iacopino, Vincent; Morse, Samantha C

    2008-02-01

    Although many individuals applying for political asylum allege maltreatment and sometimes torture in their countries of origin, the utility of medical evaluations in asylum adjudication has not been documented. This study compares the asylum grant rate among US asylum seekers who received medical evaluations from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), with rates among asylum seekers who did not receive PHR evaluations. Retrospective analysis was carried out on all asylum cases referred to PHR between 2000 and 2004 for medical evaluations for which adjudication outcome was available. Basic demographic information was obtained: age, sex, country of origin, English language ability, US region where adjudication occurred, whether legal representation was pro bono, type of evaluation, provision of oral court testimony, and whether asylum seekers were in detention. Cases were analyzed descriptively and with chi square tests. Between 2000 and 2004, 1663 asylum seekers received medical evaluations from PHR; the adjudication status (either granted or denied) was determined in 746 cases at the time of the study. Of these cases, 89% were granted asylum, compared to the national average of 37.5% among US asylum seekers who did not receive PHR evaluations. Medical evaluations may be critical in the adjudications of asylum cases when maltreatment is alleged.

  11. LA LEX MERCATORIA EN LOS LAUDOS DE LA CÁMARA DE COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL

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    Silvana Grande

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el derecho internacional es muy conocida la controversia sobre la existencia de un ordenamiento jurídico regulador del comercio internacional, también denominada doctrina de la lex mercatoria. Los diferentes argumentos de la doctrina en debate se presentan como irreconciliables, sin embargo, todos ellos se basan en postulados comunes. Este artículo está dedicado a explicar el consenso que aparece en la disputa y confrontarlo con la práctica arbitral internacional para averiguar si dicho acuerdo alcanza para justificar la lex. Con ese propósito analizamos los laudos de la Cámara de Comercio Internacional relativos a la elección del derecho aplicable al fondo del litigio y en los cuales los árbitros no contaban con facultades para pronunciarse ex aequo et bono. El resultado principal del estudio es que la existencia de la lex mercatoria no puede ser demostrada por la práctica arbitral bajo las condiciones comunesde la doctrina. La única certeza en los laudos es la remisión a los usos del comercio internacional, y el reconocimiento de principios generales establecidos en instrumentos universalmente aceptados. En conclusión, la lex mercatoria necesita fundamento dogmático y fáctico. Es la filosofía del derecho quien debe indagar la legitimidad y estructura del derecho comercial internacional.

  12. Personally committed to emotional labor: Surface acting, emotional exhaustion and performance among service employees with a strong need to belong.

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    Yagil, Dana; Medler-Liraz, Hana

    2017-10-01

    Individual differences in emotional labor and subsequent vulnerability to burnout have been explored through the prism of Congruence Theory, which examines the congruence between personality traits and job requirements (Bono & Vey, 2007; Moskowitz & Coté, 1995). Drawing on theory and research dealing with the association between the need to belong and self-regulation (Baumeister, DeWall, Ciarocco & Twenge, 2005), this study examined the relationship between need to belong and service employees' surface acting and associated outcomes. In Study 1, participants (N = 54) were asked to write a response to an aggressive email from a hypothetical customer. The need to belong was positively related to display of positive emotions and negatively to display of negative emotions in the responses, but not related to felt anger, suggesting that it is associated with the inclination to engage in surface acting. In Study 2, a field study conducted with 170 service employee-customer dyads, surface acting mediated the positive relationship between fear of isolation and emotional exhaustion, and emotional exhaustion mediated the relationship between surface acting and customer satisfaction. These results suggested that service employees with a strong need to belong might have a heightened risk of burnout because of their inclination to engage in emotional labor. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  13. Multi analytical technique study of human bones from an archaeological discovery.

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    Lachowicz, J I; Palomba, S; Meloni, P; Carboni, M; Sanna, G; Floris, R; Pusceddu, V; Sarigu, M

    2017-03-01

    In 1953, during the building restoration of San Michele church (Bono, Sardinia, 16th-19th Century), a high number of disarticulated skeletons were recovered. From a group of 412 hip bones, two of these, affected by several pathological lesions, were analysed. The two coxal bones can be referred to the same individual, an adult man. A multi-analytical study, started with the purpose of investigating the bone pathology, was extended to characterize the mineral components of a large representative set of bones from the same ossuary, all attributed to adult men who lived in the region four-two centuries ago. A quantitative ICP-AES analysis for Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na, Pb and Zn was executed, and a chemometric investigation on the results was performed. This approach gave evidence of the effects of diagenesis, allowed some hypothesis of the incidence of the known dietary habits on bone composition, and completely differentiated the pathological bones from those of a normal population on the basis of the mineral composition. Moreover, porosity, crystallinity and FT-IR analysis were conducted on both non- and pathological sample. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  14. Los instrumentos financieros derivados: concepto, operación y algunas estrategias de negociación

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    Vernor Mesén Figueroa

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los instrumentos financieros más sofisticados y que ha presentado mayor crecimiento en los volúmenes negociados durante los últimos años, son los derivados, por ello el interés en escribir acerca de este tema. Un derivado es un instrumento financiero el cual está vinculado al valor de un activo subyacente, que pueden ser commodities, acciones, bonos, tasas de interés, divisas, entre otros. Existen diferentes tipos de derivados, entre ellos: futuros, forwards, opciones y swaps. Estos instrumentos son negociados tanto en mercados organizados como no organizados, más comúnmente conocidos como OTC (Over The Counter y comúnmente son utilizados como instrumento de cobertura o especulación. El presente artículo pretende acercar al lector a este concepto: sus características, tipos, operación y algunas estrategias de negociación de estos productos.

  15. Bavaria S.A. Sistema de distribución. Análisis económico económico

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    Bernardo Parra Restrepo

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    Full Text Available Este artículo describe el proceso de distribución de los productos de la cervecería Bavaria S.A. Identifica los diferentes agentes que participan en el proceso de mercadeo de las bebidas y la forma como se reparte entre ellos el valor de los diferentes componentes de la producción, a saber: a la parte que se destina como rentas de capital a los prestamistas de dinero (bancos, tenedores de bonos y accionistas, b la porción que pasa al Estado como impuesto al consumo, c la fracción del plusvalor generado y realizado con el precio de fábrica que queda en manos del industrial, d la parte que va a parar a los trabajadores indirectos como renta de trabajo, e la porción que va a los agentes contratistas en forma de renta servicios, f la fracción cedida a los comerciantes minoristas como componente de su ganancia comercial, g la parte del producto que en forma de valor de uso va a manos del consumidor final a cambio de un precio de venta al público. El propósito de este análisis es conocer las relaciones entre el grupo empresarial Bavaria y sus agentes (internos y externos, así como su influencia en la economía nacional.

  16. PARA MEDIR LA FLEXIBILIDAD SE DEBEN USAR OPCIONES REALES: UNA VISIÓN GLOBAL

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    Oscar Daniel Mejía Carvajal

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    Full Text Available Recientemente se ha sentido que los modelos tradicionales de flujo de caja discontinuo (DCF no explican completamente las opciones administrativas de la firma, así como tampoco la flexibilidad y las posibles variantes en sus operaciones. Actualmente la teoría y el desarrollo del modelo de opciones están siendo aplicados para la valoración de derechos de conversión y de suscripción de bonos y acciones, contratos de colocación de valores, seguros, deuda y patrimonio de una firma, hipotecas, deudas subordinadas, contratos de exploración petrolera, etc. Una opción provee al tenedor el derecho de comprar o vender una cantidad fijada de un activo subyacente a un precio fijado de antemano (llamado strike o precio de ejercicio, antes o en la fecha de expiración de la opción. Los árboles de decisión (teoría de juegos constituyen una alternativa para evaluar la flexibilidad asociada con las decisiones de inversión. No obstante, la metodología de opciones reales es rigurosamente más correcta; tanto las opciones reales como los árboles de decisión capturan la flexibilidad, sin embargo las opciones reales son ajustadas por el riesgo.

  17. La motivación de los empleados: más allá de la "zanahoria y el garrote"

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo obedece a tres objetivos principales. Primero, cuestiona el uso generalizado de recompensas tangibles (bonos, premios, obsequios, etc. o castigos para motivar a los empleados y hace referencia a diversas investigaciones que demuestran cómo este tipo de incentivos no promueve una motivación intrínseca e incluso puede disminuir la motivación ya existente. Segundo, presenta la Teoría de la Auto-Determinación como un modelo alternativo para motivar a las personas en diversos ambientes. Este modelo define la motivación a partir del grado de voluntad o autonomía en los comportamientos humanos e identifica tres necesidades psicológicas básicas en los seres humanos: autonomía, competencia y vínculo. Diversos estudios empíricos demuestran cómo la satisfacción de estas necesidades se relaciona de manera directa con la motivación intrínseca y, por lo tanto, con una mayor satisfacción y productividad laboral. Tercero, propone tres estrategias que pueden ayudar a los líderes institucionales a satisfacer las necesidades psicológicas básicas planteadas por la Teoría de la Auto-Determinación.

  18. [Aortic valve preservation in Marfan syndrome. Initial experience].

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    Forteza, Alberto; Cortina, Jose M; Sánchez, Violeta; Centeno, Jorge; López, M Jesús; Pérez de la Sota, Enrique; Rufilanchas, Juan J

    2007-05-01

    Preservation of the aortic valve using the technique described by David has been shown to be as effective as the Bentall-De Bono procedure. It avoids both the need for long-term anticoagulation and the complications associated with mechanical prostheses. We report our initial experience using this technique in patients with Marfan syndrome. Between April 2004 and April 2006, we used the David reimplantation technique in 40 patients with an aortic root aneurysm. Eighteen patients had Marfan syndrome. Their median age was 29 years (13-55 years). Echocardiography showed that the median diameter of the aortic sinus was 53 mm (46-59 mm). In 17 patients, aortic valve preservation was possible. No patient died during hospitalization and there were no significant complications. On echocardiography at discharge, no patient had greater than grade-II aortic regurgitation. During a median follow-up period of 8 months (1-24 months), one patient died due to rupture of an abdominal aneurysm. The others are all in New York Heart Association class I. Preservation of the aortic valve by means of valve reimplantation produced excellent results. It avoided both the thromboembolic and hemorrhagic complications associated with prostheses and the need for long-term anticoagulation. If reimplanted valves continue to function adequately over the long term, this technique should become the treatment of choice for aneurysms of the ascending aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome.

  19. Surgical treatment of ascending aortic complications in Marfan syndrome: early and long-term outcomes.

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    Favaloro, Roberto R; Casabé, J Horacio; Segura, Mónica; Abud, José; Casas, Jorge; López, Claudio; Dulbecco, Eduardo; Raffaelli, Héctor

    2008-08-01

    Findings in 54 patients (mean age 39 years, range 18-66 years, 25% female) were analyzed. Of these patients, 21 had dissection of the ascending aorta (15 acute and six chronic) and 33 had aneurysm of the ascending aorta. Surgery was classified as emergency surgery in three cases, as urgent in 15, and as scheduled surgery in 36. The Bentall-De Bono procedure was performed in 39 patients, aortic valve reimplantation was carried out in nine, Cabrol's operation was performed in three, and a homograft was used in three. The mean diameter of the ascending aorta was 66.6 mm. Overall, in-hospital mortality was 3.7% (33.3% for emergency surgery vs. 2.8% for scheduled surgery; P< .001). During the mean follow-up period of 4 years (range, 2 months-14 years), seven patients died, including four who died due to type-B aortic dissection. The actuarial survival rate at 2, 5 and 10 years was 94%, 83% and 75%, respectively, with 88%, 67% and 43% of patients, respectively, not requiring reoperation. Elective aortic root replacement was associated with a low risk and a good survival rate.

  20. Engineering Codes of Ethics and the Duty to Set a Moral Precedent.

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    Schlossberger, Eugene

    2016-10-01

    Each of the major engineering societies has its own code of ethics. Seven "common core" clauses and several code-specific clauses can be identified. The paper articulates objections to and rationales for two clauses that raise controversy: do engineers have a duty (a) to provide pro bono services and/or speak out on major issues, and (b) to associate only with reputable individuals and organizations? This latter "association clause" can be justified by the "proclamative principle," an alternative to Kant's universalizability requirement. At the heart of engineering codes of ethics, and implicit in what it is to be a moral agent, the "proclamative principle" asserts that one's life should proclaim one's moral stances (one's values, principles, perceptions, etc.). More specifically, it directs engineers to strive to insure that their actions, thoughts, and relationships be fit to offer to their communities as part of the body of moral precedents for how to be an engineer. Understanding codes of ethics as reflections of this principle casts light both on how to apply the codes and on the distinction between private and professional morality.

  1. Il De gemitu Columbae del cardinale Roberto Bellarmino e lo jus publicum ecclesiasticum

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    Alex Borghi

    2018-02-01

    ABSTRACT: One of the minor works of cardinal Roberto Bellarmino, De Gemitu Columbae sive De Bono lacrymarum (1617 is composed of three books: the first is dedicated to the "need for moans"; the second and third, respectively, to the sources and the fruits of the "tears". In investigating the origin of the moan, after quoting Isaiah and Nahum, the Author insists on a verse, particularly evocative, taken from the Song of Songs (6, 9. Therefore, the moan is not referred only to the animal in itself, but also to the whole Church: the work in question seems to be more connected to the textures of a "political theology" than to the classic counter-reformed edification readings. The present contribution aims to examine the relationships between De gemitu and the jus publicum ecclesiasticum, not only externum but also - and above all - internum. And, by this way, the highly debated theme of belonging to the Ecclesia, faced by the great Counter-reform theorist through the images of the dove and the chant.

  2. "Violence" in Sport and the Violenti non fit Iniuria Defence: A Perspective on the Death of the Cricket Player Phil Hughes

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    Pieter Labuschagne

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available This article evaluates the defence of violenti non fit inuiria in sport with specific reference to the principle of bonos mores or the “good morals” in society to tolerate injuries in sport. The increased prevalence of serious injuries in sport in the professional era, in which sportsmen earn their livelihood from sport, necessitate a review of the existing situation. The death of the Australian cricket player, Phil Hughes, as a result of fast, short-pitched bowling in cricket, has again put the spotlight on the aggressive and excessive use of "violence" in sport. The malicious intent in sport, to harm or even to kill an opponent, has made it necessary to ask if there should be any difference in the manner in which the perpetrator of violence in sport should be treated as against ordinary criminal law assault and murder offenders. A two-pronged approach is suggested in the article as a possible way of dealing with wrongfulness in cricket.

  3. 2016 RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology for Developing Countries: Gaps, Growth, and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Mollura, Daniel J; Soroosh, Garshasb; Culp, Melissa P

    2017-06-01

    The 2016 RAD-AID Conference analyzed the accelerated global activity in the radiology community that is transforming medical imaging into an effective spearhead of health care capacity building in low- and middle-income countries. Global health efforts historically emphasized disaster response, crisis zones, and infectious disease outbreaks. However, the projected doubling of cancer and cardiovascular deaths in developing countries in the next 15 years and the need for higher technology screening and diagnostic technologies in low-resource regions, as articulated by the United Nations' new Sustainable Development Goals of 2016, is heightening the role of radiology in global health. Academic US-based radiology programs with RAD-AID chapters achieved a threefold increase in global health project offerings for trainees in the past 5 years. RAD-AID's nonprofit radiology volunteer corps continue to grow by more than 40% yearly, with a volunteer base of 5,750 radiology professionals, serving in 23 countries, donating close to 20,000 pro bono hours globally in 2016. As a high-technology specialty interfacing with nearly all medical and surgical disciplines, radiology underpins vital health technology infrastructure, such as digital imaging archives, electronic medical records, and advanced diagnosis and treatment, essential for long-term future health care capacity in underserved areas of the world. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  4. Nuevo León

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    Laura Nelly Medellín Mendoza

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El ensayo analiza la transición política nuevoleonesa a partir de un contexto de liberalización política. En Nuevo León el régimen político autoritario fue cediendo en el plano electoral, dada la presión que conjuntamente la sociedad política y la sociedad civil ejercieron por lograr reglas democráticas. Este avance gradual permitió garantizar un organismo electoral confiable y que determinó en buena medida la garantía de la alternancia en 1997. El pan fue el partido que capitalizó el bono democrático, pero una vez en la responsabilidad de gobierno, no pudo ampliar el proceso de liberalización política al mediatizar las reformas electorales y no comprometerse para sacar del atolladero legislativo las iniciativas que garantizaban mecanismos de participación ciudadana: referéndum y plebiscito.

  5. School ecosystems for the development of children’s creative thought

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    Alirio Severo Hernández Buitrago

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper is based on the development and results of the research project ‘School ecosystems for the development of children’s creative thought’, which has been being implemented under Action Research parameters since 2010. Its purpose is to design and carry out some pedagogical strategies leading to creative thought development in third, fourth and fifth grade children belonging to Technical School Rafael Uribe, Leonera headquarters, in the municipality of Toca, Department of Boyaca. The project is based on the Ecological Model for Human Development formulated by Urie Bronfenbrenner, Eduard de Bono´s creative thought basis, George Polya’s problem solving method, and the Philosophy for Children proposal stated by Matthew Lipman and promoted in Colombia by Diego Pineda. Those approaches are understood as cross-wise themes leading children to a reflection, creation, argumentation, and analysis process when facing the designed settings (ideas inventor, Math and recreation, Technological Curiosity, and Life Crops established individually in terms of time and actions, which have made possible to transform the ways of thinking and acting of those taking part in the pedagogical process through questions that guide the everyday duties and the scope of education aims.

  6. Estudio geoeconómico de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela

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    Manfred Grautoff

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available La respuesta heterodoxa del gobierno Venezolano a las distorsiones creadas en su mercado agrava su situación económica. Esto es evidente en la penalización del mercado de bonos de intercambio no regulado que muchas empresas han utilizado como su principal fuente de divisas. En lugar de abordar la causa del problema (sobrevaluación del tipo de cambio, la respuesta del gobierno incentiva la fuga de capitales al reducir la demanda interna en emisión de deuda. Los problemas de liquidez aumentan el riesgo de la expropiación —sin indemnización— de los activos del sector privado. En el sector financiero los principales bancos se mantienen capitalizados mientras las instituciones más pequeñas presentan problemas económicos. Esto refleja una falta de aplicación de las directivas reguladoras y una injerencia política en la supervisión. El gasto se incrementa debido al aumento de los costos del sector público vía salarios (que representan la tercera parte del gasto del gobierno central. Esto se traduce en una ampliación del déficit, hasta del 3,7 % del Producto Interno Bruto (PIB, para 2011.

  7. Mercados de notas estructuradas. Un análisis descriptivo y métodos de evaluación

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    Francisco Venegas-Martínez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza las notas estructuradas más comunes en el mercado. Se presenta una descripción detallada de dichos instrumentos financieros destacando sus características particulares y dificultades técnicas en el proceso de evaluación. Debido a que la mayoría de las notas estructuradas que se negocian en el mercado financiero mexicano son certificados de depósito con garantía del capital inicial, este trabajo proporciona los elementos básicos que se requieren para su evaluación, como son los bonos cuponados flotantes y los productos de las tasas de interés. Asimismo, para la mayoría de las notas estructuradas estudiadas aquí se desarrollan modelos teóricos de evaluación. Por último, con fines ilustrativos, varios ejemplos numéricos acerca de las notas son presentados.

  8. Ethics and marketing in esthetic dentistry

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    Obradović-Đuričić Kosovka

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    Full Text Available Contemporary dentistry is, first of all, characterized by diverse accelerated development, owing to improvements of information and other technologies, as well as the development of dental materials (shape-memory biomaterials, nanomaterials, biomaterials for application in tissue engineering, etc.. Expert doctrinaire attitudes move from the direction of operative interventions, whereby disease and acute symptoms are primarily treated, towards the strengthening of oral health by minimally invasive procedures. A particular place in patients’ total rehabilitation belongs to numerous esthetic procedures which, to a large extent, make up a wants-based service, led by the patients’ needs and affinities. This paper deals with differences between cosmetic and esthetic dentistry. The complexity of esthetic dentistry, which favors therapy with the change of function parameters in care for the patient, is emphasized. On the other hand, more attention is paid to the need to know and respect ethical and marketing principles that follow any activity of dentists, starting from the first contact with the patient, the selection of certified materials, to the implementation of the appropriate treatment plan. Well-directed communication and comprehensive awareness of the patient, the use of the visual analog scale, consideration of realistic resources in therapy, and the acceptance of de Bono model of adopted parallel thinking are determinants which help dentists define a problem adequately, find quality solutions, open alternative solutions, and reduce the potential risks in patients’ therapy.

  9. Content analysis as a means of exploring research opportunities from a conference programme.

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    Fourie, Ina

    2012-09-01

    Health librarians should keep up-to-date in a dynamic environment and accept the importance of continuing personal development (CPD) and growth in their critical reflection and creative thinking skills. They also need to acknowledge the potential value of research activity and the challenges of ongoing improvement and development. Conference programmes may prove a useful source of stimulation, especially if supplemented by creativity techniques, action research and the ideal of 'finding flow'. The article analyses the themes and papers presented at the 10th International Conference on International Medical Librarianship (ICML) to identify opportunities for further research, literature reviews, assessment of practices and services, etc. Content analysis approach to conference papers and suggestions for further action including supplementing with techniques of creativity and group input. A fairly extensive list of further actions (although not intended to be exhaustive) is suggested for the sixteen conference themes. Although subjective, the list might help to stimulate growth in research on health librarianship and demonstrate how one source of stimulation--conference programmes (regularly presented to medical library communities)--can be used. Content analysis has proven a constructive means of generating research questions from a conference programme. Content analysis and other methods aimed at stimulating creative and progressive thinking, including brainstorming, force field analysis, De Bono's 6 hats, creative swiping and creative visualisation, may prove equally useful and require further investigation. To ensure an ongoing cycle, these can be linked to action research. © 2012 The authors. Health Information and Libraries Journal © 2012 Health Libraries Group.

  10. Programas académicos para la formación de profesores de alumnos con superdotación y talento

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    Marsyl Bulkool METTRAU

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una discusión sobre temas importantes referidos a: altas habilidades, talento, creatividad, programas de atención/enriquecimiento y producción académica, del Curso de Especialización de Posgrado (Máster y Doctorado realizados en la Universidad del Estado de Río de Janeiro/UERJ (Brasil hasta 2004. Trata aspectos conceptuales de las altas habilidades, del talento, de la creatividad y de los Programas de Enriquecimiento que tuvieron como hilo conductor metodologías lógico-creativas de Raths (1977 y De Bono (1982; 1985. Tiene como objetivos destacar dos caminos: a el funcionamiento de grupos para atender a estudiantes con altas habilidades/superdotación; b la realización de investigaciones y tesis que se refieren a estos temas y la articulación entre estos dos grupos (atención e investigación.

  11. LEGAL AID IN INDIA: RETUNING PHILOSOPHICAL CHORDS

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    S. Chandra

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    Full Text Available Legal aid in India has evolved over the last few decades since 42nd Amendment to the Indian Constitution. This paper attempts to provide philosophical underpinnings suggesting how legal aid model has evolved over the years and excogitate a newer trajectory for its future evolution. It delves into weighing Kant’s imperfect duty justifying a charity based regime and marks a transition to utilitarian model suggesting requirement of institutional need to address issues of basic liberty of ‘access to justice.’ It also spells out Rawls’ principles of justice and attempts to explore their applicability in the Indian context, to chart out a road map for future. While contrasting different models on legal aids, it makes a finding that, India doesn’t accord priority to liberty of access to justice. The Indian Supreme Court has emerged as a bastion of liberty but the finer details of the enactment has been messed up by the Indian lawmakers. The lower compensation to lawyers and lack of alternative incentives in attracting established litigators, testifies this. There is a convergence in Kantian duty of benevolence and Rawls’ liberty principle but in the world of moral relativism, a fair compensation must precede before imposing any obligation on lawyers to take up pro bono matters, as doing so, is likely to compromise their ‘true needs.’

  12. 著作財產權存續期間之經濟分析⎯⎯以數位權利管理科技的影響為中心 An Economic Analysis of Copyright Terms ― Focusing on the Architectural Changes by Digital Rights Management Technologies

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    王明禮 Ming-Li Wang

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    Full Text Available 美國 1998 年通過之著作權存續期間延長法(Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, CTEA),其合憲性雖在Eldred v. Ashcroft 一案中得到法院肯定,其立法智慧卻飽受質疑。本文從Eldred 案中Akerlof 等經濟學家之論述出發,以經濟分析之方法探討著作權保護之社會成本,並以數位權利管理科技(digital rights management, DRM)之發展與其可能影響為論述之重點。 本文發現,對著作權獨占之絕對損失與著作授權交易成本兩大問題,理想的DRM 科技的確可以提供一定程度的緩和效果。視著作類型、利用型態及所考慮成本之性質,DRM 帶來的幫助大小有別,但整體而言,並非吾人得以忽略。因此隨著DRM 科技成熟,從效率的觀點反對著作權存續期間延長的基礎將日漸薄弱。然而,DRM 不旦發展前景仍未明朗,且即使是完美的DRM 也不能完全排除著作權保護所帶給社會的成本。如果進一步考慮保障著作權人絕對控制可能引起的反動,以及反規避條款或類似立法之執行成本,則立法者在著作權存續期間之斟酌上,實應更加審慎。台灣的立法者應將美國的CTEA 視為前車之鑑,而非效法之對象。 The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 (CTEA, while having survived a surprisingly strong constitutional challenge in Eldred v. Ashcroft, remains controversial on efficiency ground. This article seeks to provide an economic analysis of the social costs of prolonged copyright terms, taking into account the potential of digital rights management (DRM technologies. The article suggests DRM technologies, when properly designed, may reduce the dead weight loss of copyright monopolies and the transaction costs of copyright licensing, seemingly strengthening the argument for prolonged or even perpetual copyright protection. Current DRM technologies are nevertheless far from ideal. With

  13. Avaliação clínico-cardiológica e ecocardiográfica, seqüencial, em crianças portadoras da síndrome de Marfan Serial clinical and echocardiographic evaluation in children with Marfan syndrome

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    Victor Manuel Oporto Lopez

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a apresentação clínica cardiológica e a evolução temporal, estimar a incidência de ectasia ânulo-aórtica e de prolapso da valva mitral, e avaliar a tolerância e a efetividade dos betabloqueadores em crianças com síndrome de Marfan. MÉTODOS: Foram submetidas a exame clínico e ecocardiográfico seriado, durante um ano, 21 crianças com síndrome de Marfan. No ecocardiograma foram analisados: presença de prolapso mitral, diâmetro da raiz aórtica, refluxos das valvas mitral e aórtica, e o crescimento dos diâmetros aórticos na vigência de betabloqueadores. Em 11 pacientes foi possível obter duas medidas da raiz aórtica no intervalo de um ano. RESULTADOS: Durante o estudo as crianças não apresentaram sintomas. Prolapso mitral foi encontrado em 11 (52% crianças. Ectasia ânulo-aórtica ocorreu em 16 (76% pacientes, sendo de grau discreto em 42,8%, moderado em 9,5%, e importante em 23,8%. Um desses pacientes foi submetido com sucesso à cirurgia de Bentall DeBono. Com o uso de betabloqueador a freqüência cardíaca diminuiu 13,6% (de 85 para 73 bpm; p OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical cardiac manifestations and temporal evolution of Marfan syndrome in children; to estimate the incidence of annuloaortic ectasia and mitral valve prolapse; and to evaluate tolerability and efficacy of beta-blockers in these patients. METHODS: During one year, 21children with Marfan syndrome underwent serial clinical and echocardiographic examinations. Echocardiograms assessed: the presence of mitral valve prolapse, aortic root diameter, mitral and aortic valves regurgitation, and aortic enlargement during beta-blocker therapy. Eleven patients had two measurements of the aortic root taken one year apart. RESULTS: The children were asymptomatic throughout the study. Mitral prolapse was found in 11 (52% children. Annuloaortic ectasia occurred in 16 (76% patients and found to be mild in 42.8%, moderate in 9.5%, and severe in 23

  14. Migración interna y ciudades de América Latina: efectos sobre la composición de la población

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    Jorge Rodríguez Vignoli

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    Full Text Available La migración, por su selectividad, afecta la composición de la población de los lugares de destino y origen. Mediante el procesamiento de microdatos censales se obtienen matrices de indicadores de flujos migratorios; con ellas, y usando procedimientos novedosos, se estima el efecto neto y exclusivo de la migración sobre la composición por sexo, edad y educación de doce ciudades de siete países de la región. Luego, este efecto se segmenta entre el originado por el intercambio con otras ciudades y el producido por el intercambio con el resto del sistema de asentamientos humanos de cada país. A continuación, y como ejercicio separado, se descompone el efecto debido a la inmigración y el debido a la emigración. Los principales resultados de la investigación son: a la migración interna total (entre ciudades y con el resto del sistema de asentamientos humanos sigue tendiendo a feminizar las ciudades, pero ya no por la atracción selectiva de mujeres, sino por una emigración selectiva de hombres; b la migración interna tiende a robustecer la franja intermedia de edad y a comprimir la representación de los menores de 15 años y de los adultos mayores en las ciudades. La combinación de estos efectos sobre la estructura por edad de la población de las ciudades acrecienta el denominado "bono demográfico" de éstas; c la migración interna tiende a deprimir, en general ligeramente, los niveles educativos de las ciudades (incluso una vez controlada la edad; el intercambio con otras ciudades es el responsable principal de este efecto, por lo cual resulta inapropiado achacarlo a la migración desde el campo; d la inmigración tiende a elevar el nivel educativo promedio de las ciudades, por lo cual el efecto reductor observado se debe a la emigración. Estos resultados actualizan, modifican y complejizan la visión existente en materia de impacto de la migración interna sobre las ciudades. Aunque cada ciudad tiene sus especificidades y las

  15. Elementos de Trabajo Social para profesores de las Carreras Médicas: una experiencia interesante Some social work resources for medical professors: an interesting experience

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    Alba Estrada Molné

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Con la intención de divulgar una experiencia positiva de un curso sobre cuestiones sociales integradas al trabajo del futuro profesional de la salud en el contexto comunitario se ha llevado a cabo este trabajo. Durante el curso 2001-2002 se imparte un diplomado de Educación Médica Superior, dirigido a cuadros y profesores con el objetivo de contribuir al logro de la excelencia del proceso formativo en las carreras de Ciencias Médicas, para que se revierta en la elevación de la calidad del egresado. En el mismo se incluyó un módulo “Lo Social en el Trabajo del Profesional de la Salud” con el propósito de preparar a los profesores para realizar una labor educativa más eficiente con los futuros profesionales de la salud en cuanto a los procesos de integración con la comunidad, familia, individuo y sociedad en general; en resumen, metodología y técnicas del trabajo social a desarrollar por los mismos en su entorno. Se incluye el programa del Módulo. Los resultados obtenidos fueron muy satisfactorios. Se aplicó al final del módulo una de las técnicas de De Bono, el llamado PNI (positivo, negativo e interesante, para conocer la satisfacción del grupo de cursistas; los resultados del mismo fueron altamente gratos. Se concluye que este tipo de curso más ampliado y profundo debe impartirse para los profesores. También se hace una propuesta de incluir un programa de Trabajo Social del Equipo de Salud en la Comunidad como curso electivo en las carreras de las Ciencias MédicasThis work has been carried out w ith the objective of disclosing the positive experience of a course on social aspects in the community work of the future health professional. During the course 2001-2002 a Higher Medical Education postgraduate course was delivered to officials and professors with the objective of contributing to the achievement of excellence in the formative process in the careers of Medical Sciences, so that it is reverted in the elevation of

  16. The content of arbitration agreement: Facultative elements as an instrument for exercising contractual freedom

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    Janićijević Dejan

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    Full Text Available The content of an arbitration agreement is of great practical importance, given the effect its provisions may have on the rights and interests of the parties in the arbitration proceedings. Beside the mandatory elements, an arbitration agreement may include numerous facultative provisions, where parties express their contractual freedom, limited only by the imperative law and institutional arbitration rules. Even in cases when contractual provisions are contrary to the imperative law, in many states, the policy of maintaining arbitration agreement would result in ignoring the problematic provisions. The list of facultative elements of an arbitration agreement is practically limitless; among other elements, it may include: time limitations on the validity of an arbitration agreement; determinations referring to the composition of the arbitration tribunal; detailed rules pertaining to the procedure, decision-making processes and content of the arbitration award as well as its annulment; provisions on the choice of law; the right of third parties to intervene; joinder, consolidation and the authority of arbitration tribunal to decide as amiable compositeur or ex aequo et bono. The development of international commerce as well as arbitration legislature and practice, featuring transactions of ever-increasing complexity, have brought about the need to establish dispute resolution mechanisms modulated according to their specific characteristics. The customary practice of concluding arbitration agreements in the form of standardized and simple clauses is being challenged by the growing complexity of international trade. Therefore, not only should a modern arbitration agreement clearly demonstrate the parties' intent to submit a dispute to arbitration but it should also conform the arbitration procedure (as much as possible] to the content of the parties' relationship and the dispute that has emerged or may arise thereof.

  17. Un modelo de inversión óptima para fondos soberanos: caso fondo mexicano del petróleo para la estabilización y el desarrollo

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    Guillermo Sierra-Juárez

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Los estudios referentes a la optimización de los recursos provenientes de la producción petrolera son un tema de fundamental importancia para México. La constitución de fondos de distintas características (como los fondos soberanos, los cuales sirvan para administrar y cubrir esta riqueza es una tarea primordial que ha emprendido el gobierno federal.Metodología: El objetivo del presente trabajo es proponer un modelo de optimización estocástica que pueda servir para el soporte y análisis de las políticas de decisión sobre los fondos constituidos provenientes del petróleo. Dicho modelo maximiza la utilidad de un inversionista sujeto a una restricción de riqueza integrada por una dotación petrolera y un activo financiero, con sus coberturas de opciones financieras y bonos utilizando la técnica HJB.Resultados: Después de aplicar la herramienta se hace una análisis sobre el cambio en los valores de las ponderaciones invertidas en cada uno de los activos al variar los parámetros.Conclusión: En general se puede decir que la cartera propuesta es de cobertura más que especulativa y los resultados obtenidos en el análisis de sensibilidad de los ponderadores de los activos son consistentes con la intuición esperado y la política pública.

  18. "An absolutely necessary piece": A qualitative study of legal perspectives on medical affidavits in the asylum process.

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    Scruggs, Elizabeth; Guetterman, Timothy C; Meyer, Anna C; VanArtsdalen, Jamie; Heisler, Michele

    2016-11-01

    A key challenge for asylum seekers in the United States is being able to provide evidence of prior persecution in their home countries. Medical/psychological affidavits corroborating applicants' accounts often make the difference between successful and unsuccessful applications. The purpose of this study was to identify the unmet demand for and features of effective medical/psychological affidavits in the asylum process, as well as the personal and systemic barriers for asylum seekers. This is a qualitative study of semi-structured interviews with legal professionals who work in asylum law. Sixteen asylum lawyers and one Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representative practicing in the state of Michigan, United States, participated in this study. All participants noted that a vast majority of their asylum cases would benefit from a medical affidavit but that they have difficulty finding qualified physicians with experience writing such affidavits and testifying as expert witnesses. The major barriers to obtaining medical/psychological evaluations included inability to pay for services, lack of practitioner availability, and lack of practitioner training. The participants reported that features of a strong medical affidavit included clear, concise, and corroborative accounts that supported the applicant's story from a diagnostic perspective and forensic descriptions that reinforced the credibility of the applicant. Several also noted that medical/psychological evaluations frequently would reveal additional details and incidents of trauma beyond those stated in the applicant's preliminary statement. The study results suggest substantial unmet need for trained physicians to perform medical and psychological evaluations on a pro bono basis. Lawyers' recommendations regarding effective medical affidavits and necessary ongoing support for asylum applicants should inform current efforts to improve physician and lawyer collaborations on asylum cases. Copyright

  19. Políticas y estrategias de inserción laboral y empresarial de jóvenes en América Latina: el desafío de la empleabilidad

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    Ernesto Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Sustentado en un amplio conjunto de evidencias teóricas y prácticas, y en una cuidadosa evaluación de las experiencias desplegadas, el artículo destaca algunos aspectos relevantes para el tema: (i La realidad juvenil está compuesta por una amplia y variada gama de situaciones específicas, que deben ser tenidas centralmente en cuenta al momento de diseñar programas y proyectos. (ii El desempleo juvenil es típicamente estructural, y de muy difícil reversión si no se atacan las causas estructurales que lo determinan. (iii Los dos principales problemas específicos que deben enfrentarse, son la falta de capacitación y la falta de experiencia. (iv Las principales opciones en el diseño de programas, parecen estar referidas a la focalización, a las metodologías y estrategias, a la cobertura que se espera desplegar y al uso de los recursos disponibles. (v La relevancia de estas iniciativas coincide con la presente coyuntura histórica, signada por la oportunidad del “bono demográfico”, el desafío de la construcción de la “sociedad del conocimiento” y la posibilidad de reformas estructurales del Estado, que plantean la pertinencia de invertir más y mejor en los jóvenes. (vi Los principales desafíos se ubican en cuatro planos centrales: asumir la transición juvenil como una regla de juego fundamental; incorporar las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación; articular más y mejor la cultura juvenil y la cultura escolar, y fomentar con enfoques renovados y pertinentes los emprendimientos juveniles.

  20. La curva de rendimientos como un indicador adelantado de la actividad económica, el caso colombiano: Período 2001-2009

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    Andrés Ramírez Hassan

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo hace una comparación entre dos maneras de estimar el spread de los rendimientos de los bonos del gobierno colombiano, como son: la metodología de Nelson & Siegel y una metodología basada en el cálculo del spread a través de la Tasa Interna de Retorno de títulos transados en el mercado; para así estudiar si existe una relación significativa entre dicho spread y la probabilidad de que en un período de análisis específico la curva de rendimientos sirva como predictor de la actividad económica y, específicamente, si este instrumento está en capacidad de detectar episodios de recesión. Para tal efecto, se construyen varios modelos binomiales bajo enfoques frecuentistas y bayesianos. Los resultados encontrados sugieren que la curva de rendimientos por sí sola no brinda la información suficiente a los hacedores de política para tomar las decisiones que afectarán el comportamiento de la economía futura; ya que el spread esconde expectativas de diferentes tipos, como expectativas de inflación, de política fiscal y/o de gasto público; por lo cual es dificil argumentar qué comportamientos del spread obedecen a cada una de estas expectativas, pues aunque éstas se encuentran relacionadas, dicha relación no es perfecta.

  1. Die pactum successorium: stiefkind van die Suid-Afrikaanse reg

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    Christa Rautenbach

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available The pactum successorium: stepchild of South African lawSouth African law does not generally permit a testator to bequeath his estate by means of contract. This rule flows from the general rule in Roman Law that an estate must devolve either by will or in terms of the law governing intestate succession. Despite the prohibition against succession pacts there have been numerous attempts by contracting parties to regulate devolution of their estates inter vivos by means of contract. Such contracts are commonly called pacta successoria and have been regarded as contra bonos mores and invalid since early law. Although a number of reasons have been put forward for the maintaining of the prohibition against pacta successoria, the main reason for the aversion against the pactum successorium is the fact that they interfere with the testator’s freedom of testation. It is suggested that the existing law in South Africa with regard to the pactum successorium should be changed. This calls for a reappraisal of the principle of freedom of testation. It is clear that South African law takes this principle much further than is the case in other legal systems such as in England and Germany. Furthermore, the South African devotion to the principle of freedom of testation appears strange in view of the obvious conflict with the principle of freedom of contract. Finally, it is suggested that the common law prohibition against the pactum successorium should be abolished. Since it is clear from the attitude of the courts so far, this can only be effected by legislature.

  2. [Serial clinical and echocardiographic evaluation in children with Marfan syndrome].

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    Lopez, Victor Manuel Oporto; Perez, Ana Beatriz Alvarez; Moisés, Valdir Ambrósio; Gomes, Lourdes; Pedreira, Patricia da Silveira; Silva, Célia C; Campos Filho, Orlando; Carvalho, Antônio Carlos C

    2005-11-01

    To describe the clinical cardiac manifestations and temporal evolution of Marfan syndrome in children; to estimate the incidence of annuloaortic ectasia and mitral valve prolapse; and to evaluate tolerability and efficacy of beta-blockers in these patients. During one year, 21 children with Marfan syndrome underwent serial clinical and echocardiographic examinations. Echocardiograms assessed: the presence of mitral valve prolapse, aortic root diameter, mitral and aortic valves regurgitation, and aortic enlargement during beta-blocker therapy. Eleven patients had two measurements of the aortic root taken one year apart. The children were asymptomatic throughout the study. Mitral prolapse was found in 11 (52%) children. Annuloaortic ectasia occurred in 16 (76%) patients and found to be mild in 42.8%, moderate in 9.5%, and severe in 23.8%. One of these patients underwent aortic valve replacement and repair of the ascending aorta by the Bentall-De Bono technique, with good results. Heart rate decreased by 13.6% (from 85 to 73 bpm; p < 0.009) with the use of beta-blockers; however, aortic root diameter increased by 1.4 mm/year (p < 0.02). One child could not be given beta-blockers due to bronchial asthma, and no significant side effects were observed in the remaining children, including one who also had bronchial asthma. The children remained asymptomatic throughout the study, the use of beta-blockers led to a significant decrease in heart rate, and no significant adverse effects were observed. Contrary to the literature, incidence of annuloaortic ectasia was high among the study population, greater than that of mitral valve prolapse, even during beta-blocker therapy.

  3. El efecto de las plantaciones forestales sobre el funcionamiento de los ecosistemas sudamericanos / The effect of tree plantations on south american ecosystems functioning

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    Germán Baldi

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available El establecimiento de plantaciones forestales sobre áreas bajo vegetaciónoriginal o uso agrícolo-ganadero se expande en la mayoría de los países de Sudamérica, incentivado por los altos rendimientos, el apoyo fi scal y por el inminente comercio de bonos de carbono. En este trabajo se evaluócómo esta transformación afecta la producción de biomasa y la dinámicadel agua sintetizando información preexistente y original. Mediciones satelitales muestran que el “Índice de Vegetación de DiferenciasNormalizadas” (NDVI de las plantaciones forestales superó a la dela matriz del paisaje agrícolo-ganadera en todos los países y regiones ecológicas analizadas y –con excepción de los bosques valdivianos- a todos los tipos de vegetación original. A escala regional, este aumento enla productividad fue acompañado en el litoral del Río Uruguay por una mayor evapotranspiración y un menor rendimiento hidrológico que redujoa la mitad el caudal de cuencas forestadas, en acuerdo con lo observado en pastizales forestados de la región. Es apremiante generar informaciónacerca de otros impactos de las forestaciones tales como cambios en la dinámica del fuego y el avance de especies invasoras. Reconocer integralmente la infl uencia de las forestaciones sobre la producción de servicios y bienes permitirá plantear sistemas y políticas forestales más sustentables y útiles para la sociedad.

  4. New summer areas and mixing of two greater sandhill crane populations in the Intermountain West

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    Collins, Daniel P.; Grisham, Blake A.; Conring, Courtenay M.; Knetter, Jeffrey M.; Conway, Warren C.; Carleton, Scott A.; Boggie, Matthew A.

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    Population delineation throughout the annual life cycle for migratory birds is needed to formulate regional and national management and conservation strategies. Despite being well studied continentally, connectivity of sandhill crane Grus canadensis populations throughout the western portion of their North American range remains poorly described. Our objectives were to 1) use global positioning system satellite transmitter terminals to identify summer distributions for the Lower Colorado River Valley Population of greater sandhill cranes Grus canadensis tabida and 2) determine whether intermingling occurs among any of the western greater sandhill crane populations: Rocky Mountain Population, Lower Colorado River Valley Population, and Central Valley Population. Capture and marking occurred during winter and summer on private lands in California and Idaho as well as on two National Wildlife Refuges: Cibola and Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuges. A majority of marked greater sandhill cranes summered in what is established Lower Colorado River Valley Population breeding areas in northeastern Nevada and southwestern Idaho. A handful of greater sandhill cranes summered outside of traditional breeding areas in west-central Idaho around Cascade Reservoir near Donnelly and Cascade, Idaho. For example, a greater sandhill crane colt captured near Donnelly in July 2014 survived to winter migration and moved south to areas associated with the Rocky Mountain Population. The integration of the greater sandhill crane colt captured near Donnelly provides the first evidence of potential intermingling between the Lower Colorado River Population and Rocky Mountain Population. We suggest continued marking and banding efforts of all three western populations of greater sandhill cranes will accurately delineate population boundaries and connectivity and inform management decisions for the three populations.

  5. Globalization and sustainable development an E7 point of view

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    The energy sector is a crucial feedstock to economic development. One example of this industry sector's contribution towards sustainable development is the so-called E7 initiative on sustainable energy development of some of the biggest electric utilities. E7 members from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US are demonstrating the functioning of the requested globally synchronized approach between developed and developing countries. E7 members focus their activities on (1) the efficient use of primary energy resources, (2) maximizing the use of renewable energy resources, (3) maximizing efficiency in the generation, delivery, and use of electricity, (4) minimizing environmental impacts of energy production and use and, (5) implementing innovative options to promote win-win benefits for the environment and the economy through their network of expertise on a pro bono basis. A main emphasis lies in the consistent Joint Implementation given the fact that innovative and efficient Green House Gas reduction measures will be the core of future E7 activities. Especially commercial projects will provide valuable contributions to Green House Gas reductions as well as to economic development of the recipient country. Other instruments, such Emission Trading and Clean Development Mechanism will have to be investigated appropriately in terms of their practicability for Green House Gas reductions so that their will be a notification by the international climate protection regime. Therefore Emission Trading and Clean Development Mechanism are of importance for E7 members' future operations, too. With respect to Sustainable Development industry, energy and environmental policy in leading industry countries must be more closely aligned to a global approach than has so far been the case. The electricity sector is called on to make a major contribution.

  6. TOWARDS TOTAL INTEGRATION IN DESIGN STUDIO

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    Shireesh A Deshpande

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    Full Text Available Transmission of knowledge has been defined as “bringing the right knowledge by the right route at the right time to the right places.” In this context there is need to analyze the various pedagogical shifts associated with the decisive process of transmission and transaction of knowledge in design studio. Critical understanding of the importance of tangential knowledge and its integration within the design studio, leading to a comprehensive whole, is a significant aspect to be properly evolved and nourished in the studio. It can be argued that knowledge is not a substitute for architectural imagination but inadequate knowledge would handicap the general level of design. Being satisfied to manipulate formal configurations does not provide insights into the human experience. If the different types of knowledge that architecture requires are ignored, the profession will lose its credibility in the eyes of society. With the body of knowledge expanding diversely with the escalating wants of the user, and to further sustain the built environment with further progression, it’s quite certain to have an innovative design process that has a feel of antecedents yet is nourished by rationalism. Architectural Design is to an extent the yield of a creative process brought out through a refined approach, skill, and dexterity to suit the purpose. The assessors, the jury, or the teacher has created an aura of mystique around good design, without much explaining what good design is. Architectural education involves application of a theory of knowledge – what is known and how it is to be known. Nothing is taught unless it is learnt (Bono. Does the key to these issues lie in shifting from conventional mode to Total Integration Mode of Education?

  7. La metodología Rough Set frente al Análisis Discriminante en los problemas de clasificación multiatributo

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    Vilar Zanón, J.L.

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    Full Text Available Muchas decisiones financieras implican la clasificación de una observación (empresas, títulos... en una categoría o grupo, lo que ha propiciado la aplicación de métodos de investigación operativa a los problemas financieros. Un caso particular de los problemas de clasificación, es cuando el número de grupos se limita a dos. Existen numerosos estudios financieros dedicados a los problemas de clasificación binaria: clasificación de créditos entre fallidos y no, fusiones y adquisiciones, clasificación de bonos o la predicción del fracaso empresarial. Se han empleado numerosos métodos estadísticos para abordar los problemas mencionados. En la mayoría de las ocasiones, las variables explicativas utilizadas no suelen cumplir las hipótesis estadísticas que requieren estos métodos, lo cual ha motivado la búsqueda de otras herramientas que superen estos inconvenientes como es la Teoría Rough Set. Este trabajo describe una investigación empírica consistente en un estudio comparativo de la utilización del Análisis Discriminante y de la Teoría Rough Set sobre un sistema de información compuesto por 72 empresas españolas de seguros no-vida descritas mediante 21 ratios financieros. Hemos comparado su efectividad aplicándolos a la detección de la insolvencia como problema de clasificación multiatributo entre empresas sanas y fracasadas y utilizando como atributos los ratios financieros.

  8. Legal knowledge, needs, and assistance seeking among HIV positive and negative women in Umlazi, South Africa.

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    Hill, Lauren M; Maman, Suzanne; Holness, David; Moodley, Dhayendre

    2016-01-22

    The rights of women and people living with HIV (PLHIV) are protected under South African law, yet there is a gap in the application of these laws. While there are numerous systemic and social barriers to women's and PLHIV's exercise of their legal rights and rights to access social services, there has been little effort to document these barriers as well as legal needs and knowledge in this context. 1480 HIV-positive and HIV-negative women recruited from an antenatal clinic in Umlazi Township completed a questionnaire on legal knowledge, experience of legal issues, assistance seeking for legal issues, and barriers to seeking assistance. We compared the legal knowledge and experience of legal issues of HIV-positive and HIV-negative women, and described assistance seeking and barriers to assistance seeking among all women. Both HIV-positive and HIV-negative women had high levels of knowledge of their legal rights. There were few important differences in legal knowledge and experience of legal issues by HIV status. The most common legal issues women experienced were difficulty obtaining employment (11 %) and identification documents (7 %). A minority of women who had ever experienced a legal issue had sought assistance for this issue (38 %), and half (50 %) of assistance sought was from informal sources such as family and friends. Women cited lack of time and government bureaucracy as the major barriers to seeking assistance. These results indicate few differences in legal knowledge and needs between HIV-positive and HIV-negative women in this context, but rather legal needs common among women of reproductive age. Legal knowledge may be a less important barrier to seeking assistance for legal issues than time, convenience, and cost. Expanding the power of customary courts to address routine legal issues, encouragement of pro bono legal assistance, and introduction of legal navigators could help to address these barriers.

  9. Patients Without Borders: Using Telehealth to Provide an International Experience in Veterinary Global Health for Veterinary Students.

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    Mazan, Melissa R; Kay, Gigi; Souhail, Mohammed Larbi; Bubeck, Kirstin; Jenei, Thomas; Merriam, Jay

    There is an increasing need to produce veterinarians with knowledge and critical thinking skills that will allow them to participate in veterinary global health equity delivery, particularly in the developing world, where many people remain dependent on animal-based agriculture for a living. This need for veterinarians trained in global health is reflected by the demand among students for greater exposure and education. At the same time, many students are held back from on-site training in global health due to constraints of cost, time, or family obligations. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of a telemedicine approach to educating veterinary students at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. This approach simultaneously provides expert consultation and support for a pro bono hospital in the developing world. The development of a telemedicine teaching service is discussed, from initial ad hoc email consultation among friends and associates to a more formal use of store-and-forward delivery of data along with real-time videoconferencing on a regular basis, termed tele-rounds. The practicalities of data delivery and exchange and best use of available bandwidth are also discussed, as this very mundane information is critical to efficient and useful tele-rounds. Students are able to participate in discussion of cases that they would never see in their usual clinical sphere and to become familiar with diagnostic and treatment approaches to these cases. By having the patient "virtually" brought to us, tele-rounds also decrease the usual carbon footprint of global health delivery.

  10. Overcoming the Challenges of Co-creation

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    Pandya, R.; Udu-gama, N.; Goodwin, M.; Otellini, P.

    2016-12-01

    There is growing interest in co-creation, especially for community-related issues like climate change, resilience, pollution, and environmental justice. Nevertheless, co-creation is still not mainstream practice in either geosciences or the world of decision-makers. This presents many challenges. On the science side, challenges include a paucity of training opportunities, lack of funding for co-creation, difficulty publishing or otherwise getting credit for the effort, and a perceived lack of prestige compared to theoretical research. On the community side, parallel challenges include a lack of experience working with scientists or thinking about geoscience's relevance to community issues, tight budgets and competing priorities, the need for outputs beyond publications, and the difficulty including science among a range of factors. Additionally, scientists and community leaders often work across public and private sectors and must navigate different approaches to data, privacy, and accountability. We'll use this session to explore opportunities to overcome the challenges of co-creation. Systems thinking suggests a range of approaches: enabling individuals, reducing specific challenges, changing the relationship between the elements of the systems, and changing the goals or mindsets of the systems - each more powerful than the last. For example, mentoring and coaching enables individuals, and pro-bono work eases the challenge of getting professional credit. New modes of output, like plain language abstracts, change the relationship between publications and other outputs. We can work on changing mindsets by publicizing and celebrating individual successes. With more effort and impact, we can build collaborations in the collective impact model, where we bring scientific and community organizations together around a common agenda and shared measurement. Building on these examples, we will use this session to collect strategies and opportunities from all participants.

  11. Lektury lekarza – książka Leonarda Botalla w Bibliotece Uniwersyteckiej w Poznaniu

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    Renata Wilgosiewicz – Skutecka

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    Full Text Available Wśród druków francuskich Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej w Poznaniu znajduje się interesujący zbiór (klocek szesnastowiecznych traktatów medycznych, wydany w Lyonie przez Guillaume’a Rouillé oraz Paula Miraillet, zawierający dwa dzieła Galena: De naturalibus facultatibus libri tres (1548 i De bono et malo succo, liber unus (1547 oraz traktat Donato Antonio Altomare De alteratione, concoctione, digestione, praeparatione, ac purgatione: ex Hippocratis et Galeni sententia methodus (1548. Wolumin ten należał do Leonarda Botalla (1519-1587, włoskiego anatoma i chirurga, medyka królów francuskich, i nosi ślady jego lektury – liczne marginalia, podkreślenia i komentarze w języku łacińskim. Pobieżna analiza tego materiału rękopiśmiennego, zwłaszcza wielu krytycznych uwag Botalla wobec poglądów Galena, pozwala widzieć w tych zapiskach świadectwo przemian zachodzących w medycynie w XVI wieku, która dopiero w tym okresie stała się nauką w pełni nowożytną. Przedstawiona w niniejszym artykule ogólna charakterystyka woluminu jest jedynie wprowadzeniem do szczegółowej analizy zapisków Leonarda Botalla, która pozwoliłaby historykom medycyny dokładniej zrekonstruować poglądy lekarza z Asti, będące świadectwem recepcji dzieł Galena w XVI wieku i toczącej się wokół nich dyskusji.

  12. Determinantes de la calidad docente: Programa de Asignación de Excelencia Pedagógica

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    Leidy Y. García

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Los docentes de establecimientos escolares constituyen desde siempre un factor clave del proceso educativo y de los resultados de aprendizaje de los estudiantes. En razón del rol constitucional que define al Estado como responsable de la provisión de una educación pública de calidad, es consustancial a su tarea atraer “buenos” profesores, retenerles y motivarles, vía diversos mecanismos e incentivos, como también lo es, para el caso chileno, la generación de mecanismos eficientes de evaluación de su desempeño docente. En este marco se encuentra el Programa de Asignación de Excelencia Pedagógica (AEP, el cual puede considerarse propiamente como un mecanismo de evaluación e incentivo, pues intenta evaluar algunas dimensiones significativas de la calidad del docente, premiando los logros con un bono por encima de su salario regular. En razón de la importancia de la calidad docente en los establecimientos subvencionados por el Estado (municipales y particulares para el desarrollo del país y la sociedad, este trabajo tiene como objetivo determinar las características de un docente que ha obtenido la acreditación de calidad de la AEP, a través de un modelo probit condicionado con datos de la Encuesta Longitudinal Docente (ELD, e igualmente estimar la probabilidad de participar. Se concluye que los factores que explican la probabilidad de ser acreditado son: experiencia, condición socio-económica del hogar, nivel de estudios de la madre, estudios, pasantías y capacitaciones, calificación de condiciones de salud, vocación y calificación del programa AEP, los cuales tienen efectos significativos pero reducidos.

  13. Análisis de la volatilidad del índice principal del mercado bursátil mexicano, del índice de riesgo país y de la mezcla mexicana de exportación mediante un modelo GARCH trivariado asimétrico || Volatility Analysis of the Core Mexican Stock Market Index, the Country Risk Index, and the Mexican Oil Basket Using an Asymmetric Trivariate GARCH Model

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    Villalba Padilla, Fátima Irina

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    Full Text Available Se parametriza de forma conjunta€€ la heteroscedasticidad condicional autorregresiva generalizada que corresponde al comportamiento de la varianza de tres variables: (a el índice de precios y cotizaciones (IPC, indicador principal del mercado bursátil mexicano, (b el emerging markets bond index para México (EMBI, como indicador de riesgo país y (c el precio de la canasta mexicana de tres crudos de exportación (MEZCLA. Las variables se emplean como estimadores de la tendencia de los precios de las acciones, los bonos y los energéticos, respectivamente, con el objetivo final de conformar un portafolio de inversión diversicado que incluya dichos activos. Se presentan los resultados empíricos de un modelo econométrico GARCH trivariado asimétrico. El modelo permite incorporar la covarianza entre las variables para explicar su interrelación y en la estimación se considera el efecto de los choques generados por las innovaciones positivas y negativas. El estudio contempla el periodo de 2002 a 2013. || We jointly parameterized the generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity that corresponds to the behavior of the variance of three variables: (a the core Mexican stock market index (IPC, (b the Emerging Markets Bond Index for Mexico (EMBI as country risk pointer and, (c the Mexican three oil basket exports mix (MEZCLA. The variables are used as trend indicators of stocks, bonds and energetics respectively with the ultimate goal of forming a diversified portfolio including such assets. This paper presents the empirical results of an asymmetric econometric trivariate GARCH model. The model incorporates the covariance between the variables in order to explain their relationship and we considered the shocks generated by positive and negative innovations. The study involves the period 2002- 2013.

  14. Production, soil erosion and economic failure in new citrus plantations in Eastern Spain

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    Giménez Morera, Antonio; Carles membrado, Joan; Cerdà, Artemi; Ángel González Peñaloza, Félix

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    Eastern Spain has been worldwide well known by the high quality citrus production (Piqueras, 2012). During the last century, the export of València's oranges contributed to a high income in Spain albeit during the last decade the revenues for the small farmers were short (Bono, 2010). The orange agricultural specialization in València begun at the end of the eighteenth century in the town of Carcaixent, close to the Xúquer river, where the first commercial orange groves were planted. This was due to the climatic conditions (no frosts) and the traditional flood irrigation systems. The orange trade was not important until the second half of the nineteenth century, due to a combination of factors: i) the increasing demand of oranges from the United Kingdom, first, and then from Germany, France and other north-european industrialized countries; ii) the highly productive capacity of the Valencian soil thanks to its mild weather and irrigated fields; iii) the open mindedness of Valencian farmers towards innovation; and, iv) the developemnt of a railways network which made it possible to bring the oranges into the shipment ports (Bono, 2010; Piqueras, 2012). The Valencian orange trade knew its peak during the period 1925-1930 but later it experienced an economic crisis because of wars (both in Spain and Europe) and did not recover until the 1960's (Piqueras, 1999; Bono, 2010). After Spain's EEC (European Economic Community) membership (1986) and the creation of EU (1993) Valencian citrus sector grew: new orange groves were planted, new commercial varieties (especially mandarins) were promoted, and exports increased. Nevertheless, nowadays Valencian orange sector suffers from a structural problem: the small farm size and the lack of a good commercial network of distribution. But in spite of the current crisis, the orange groves' impact on landscape is still huge in Valencia, since it creates a thick forest of orange trees stretching not only the floodplains but also

  15. Políticas y estrategias de inserción laboral y empresarial de jóvenes en América Latina: el desafío de la empleabilidad

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    Ernesto Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Sustentado en un amplio conjunto de evidencias teóricas y prácticas, y en una cuidadosa evaluación de las experiencias desplegadas, el artículo destaca algunos aspectos relevantes para el tema: (i La realidad juvenil está compuesta por una amplia y variada gama de situaciones específicas, que deben ser tenidas centralmente en cuenta al momento de diseñar programas y proyectos. (ii El desempleo juvenil es típicamente estructural, y de muy difícil reversión si no se atacan las causas estructurales que lo determinan. (iii Los dos principales problemas específicos que deben enfrentarse, son la falta de capacitación y la falta de experiencia. (iv Las principales opciones en el diseño de programas, parecen estar referidas a la focalización, a las metodologías y estrategias, a la cobertura que se espera desplegar y al uso de los recursos disponibles. (v La relevancia de estas iniciativas coincide con la presente coyuntura histórica, signada por la oportunidad del “bono demográfico”, el desafío de la construcción de la “sociedad del conocimiento” y la posibilidad de reformas estructurales del Estado, que plantean la pertinencia de invertir más y mejor en los jóvenes. (vi Los principales desafíos se ubican en cuatro planos centrales: asumir la transición juvenil como una regla de juego fundamental; incorporar las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación; articular más y mejor la cultura juvenil y la cultura escolar, y fomentar con enfoques renovados y pertinentes los emprendimientos juveniles

  16. On the Chemical Abundances of Miras in Clusters: V1 in the Metal-rich Globular NGC 5927

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    D’Orazi, V.; Magurno, D.; Bono, G.; Matsunaga, N.; Braga, V. F.; Elgueta, S. S.; Fukue, K.; Hamano, S.; Inno, L.; Kobayashi, N.; Kondo, S.; Monelli, M.; Nonino, M.; Przybilla, N.; Sameshima, H.; Saviane, I.; Taniguchi, D.; Thevenin, F.; Urbaneja-Perez, M.; Watase, A.; Arai, A.; Bergemann, M.; Buonanno, R.; Dall’Ora, M.; Da Silva, R.; Fabrizio, M.; Ferraro, I.; Fiorentino, G.; Francois, P.; Gilmozzi, R.; Iannicola, G.; Ikeda, Y.; Jian, M.; Kawakita, H.; Kudritzki, R. P.; Lemasle, B.; Marengo, M.; Marinoni, S.; Martínez-Vázquez, C. E.; Minniti, D.; Neeley, J.; Otsubo, S.; Prieto, J. L.; Proxauf, B.; Romaniello, M.; Sanna, N.; Sneden, C.; Takenaka, K.; Tsujimoto, T.; Valenti, E.; Yasui, C.; Yoshikawa, T.; Zoccali, M.

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    We present the first spectroscopic abundance determination of iron, α-elements (Si, Ca, and Ti), and sodium for the Mira variable V1 in the metal-rich globular cluster NGC 5927. We use high-resolution (R ∼ 28,000), high signal-to-noise ratio (∼200) spectra collected with WINERED, a near-infrared (NIR) spectrograph covering simultaneously the wavelength range 0.91–1.35 μm. The effective temperature and the surface gravity at the pulsation phase of the spectroscopic observation were estimated using both optical (V) and NIR time-series photometric data. We found that the Mira is metal-rich ([Fe/H] = ‑0.55 ± 0.15) and moderately α-enhanced ([α/Fe] = 0.15 ± 0.01, σ = 0.2). These values agree quite well with the mean cluster abundances based on high-resolution optical spectra of several cluster red giants available in the literature ([Fe/H] = ‑ 0.47 ± 0.06, [α/Fe] = + 0.24 ± 0.05). We also found a Na abundance of +0.35 ± 0.20 that is higher than the mean cluster abundance based on optical spectra (+0.18 ± 0.13). However, the lack of similar spectra for cluster red giants and that of corrections for departures from local thermodynamical equilibrium prevents us from establishing whether the difference is intrinsic or connected with multiple populations. These findings indicate a strong similarity between optical and NIR metallicity scales in spite of the difference in the experimental equipment, data analysis, and in the adopted spectroscopic diagnostics. Based on spectra collected with the WINERED spectrograph available as a visitor instrument at the ESO New Technology Telescope (NTT), La Silla, Chile (ESO Proposal: 098.D-0878(A), PI: G. Bono).

  17. Severe bill deformity of an American Kestrel wintering in California

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    Iko, William M.; Dusek, Robert J.

    2011-01-01

    During a recent survey for West Nile virus in wild birds around the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, Imperial County, California (Dusek et al. 2010), we captured a female American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) with a severe bill deformity (Figure 1). The kestrel was captured on 9 March 2006, at 08:45, approximately 0.25 km south of the intersection of Wiest and Lindsey roads (33°  08' 42' N, 115° 26' 59' W) and 6 km east-northeast of Calipatria. It was caught on a bal-chatri trap baited with a domestic mouse (Berger and Mueller 1959), as were all the 208 kestrels captured during this study. The bird was initially perched on a high transmission line running along Wiest Road and was caught within 10 minutes of our setting the trap. In examining the bird, we observed that the maxilla beyond the cere was missing. The upper bill structure from the palatine process, which included part of the maxilla, the entire premaxilla, and the external rhamphotheca (the hardened keratin layer cover­ ing the premaxilla) was missing rostral to the bird's cere and nares (Threlfall 1968, Lucas and Stettenheim 1972, Proctor and Lynch 1993). The epidermal layer of the cere appeared to have fused over the remaining area between the nares where the upper bill normally would have been. The deformation did not appear to be recent or related to our trapping, as there were no obvious abrasions or open wounds in the region surrounding the nares and oropharynx or signs of recent trauma surrounding the oropharynx area. Both nares were clearly defined, and the tongue protruded from the open oropharynx area. After completing the physical examination, measurements, and obtaining a blood sample for testing for West Nile virus, we released the kestrel at the location of capture. After its release, we monitored the kestrel's behavior for approximately 30 minutes but did not observe any additional hunting.

  18. Tratamento cirúrgico para ectasia ânulo-aórtica Surgical treatment for annulo-aortic ectasia

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    Ricardo García-Macedo

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    Full Text Available Foram estudados 27 pacientes submetidos a implante de tubo de Dacron valvulado (segundo técnica de Bentall-De Bono, entre 1976 e 1985. Todos apresentavam ectasia ânulo-aórtica, que era devida a necrose cística da média em 23 pacientes (85,2%, dissecção crônica de aorta em 3 pacientes (11,1% e aortite luética em 1 paciente (3,7%. A faixa etária foi de 29 a 64 anos (m = 48 anos. Três eram do sexo feminino e 24, do masculino. Foi utilizado tubo de Dacron 28 ou 30 mm em todos. As válvulas utilizadas foram: de dura-máter em 7 pacientes, de aorta heteróloga em 9 e metálica em 11 pacientes. A classe funcional era I-II em 7 pacientes e III-IV em 19 pacientes (NYHA. Houve 1 óbito (3,7% pós-operatório imediato, por sangramento incontrolável e insuficiência renal aguda. As complicações mais freqüentes foram arritmias (13 pacientes, 48% e hemorragia (3 pacientes, 11 %. No pós-operatório tardio faleceram 9 pacientes, pelas seguintes causas: morte súbita (2 pacientes, 7,4%, insuficiência cardíaca aguda (2 pacientes, 7,4%, hemorragia após reoperação (1 paciente, 3,7%, infecção hospitalar (1 paciente, 3,7%, endocardite infecciosa (1 paciente, 3,7% e causa acidental (7,4%. Cinco pacientes (18,5% foram reoperados no pós-operatório tardio, 2 por disfunção de prótese, 2 por endocardite infecciosa sobre tubo de Dacron e 1 por fístula perivalvular. A curva atuarial mostrou uma probabilidade de sobrevida de 83,7% até o 3? ano, 61 % aos 5 anos e 42,7% do 6º ao 9º ano. No fim do período, os 17 pacientes sobreviventes encontram-se em classe funcional I-II (p This is a report of 27 patients presenting annulo-aortic ectasia submitted to surgical correction with a composite valve-tube graft (Bentall-De Bono technique, between 1976 and 1985. Twenty three (85.2% had cystic medial necrosis, 3 (11,1% were chronic aortic disections and 1 (3.7% was luetic aortitis. Age ranged from 29 to 64 years (m = 48. Three were female and 24 male

  19. 'One health' in action series: nos 1-8.

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    Kahn, Laura H; Kaplan, Bruce; Monath, Thomas P

    2009-01-01

    Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Delta Society, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, American Phytopathological Society, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Association of Schools of Public Health, American Society for Microbiology, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Association of Academic Health Centers, Association of American Medical Colleges and Immuno Valley Consortium in The Netherlands. This autonomous endeavour has been maintained pro bono due to our firm conviction regarding the enormous value of the 'One Medicine - One Health' concept.

  20. ‘One Health’ in Action Series: Nos 1-8

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    Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP

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    Medicine and Hygiene, World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Delta Society, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, American Phytopathological Society, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Association of Schools of Public Health, American Society for Microbiology, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Association of Academic Health Centers, Association of American Medical Colleges and Immuno Valley Consortium in The Netherlands.This autonomous endeavour has been maintained pro bono due to our firm conviction regarding the enormous value of the ‘One Medicine - One Health’ concept.

  1. Teaching effective problem solving skills to radiation protection students

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    Waller, Edward

    2008-01-01

    Full text: Problem solving skills are essential for all radiation protection personnel. Although some students have more natural problem solving skills than others, all students require practice to become comfortable using these skills. At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), a unique one-semester course was developed as part of the core curriculum to teach students problem solving skills and elements of modelling and simulation. The underlying emphasis of the course was to allow students to develop their own problem solving strategies, both individually and in groups. Direction was provided on how to examine problems from different perspectives, and how to determine the proper root problem statement. A five-point problem solving strategy was presented as: 1) Problem definition; 2) Solution generation; 3) Decision; 4) Implementation; 5) Evaluation. Within the strategy, problem solving techniques were integrated from diverse areas such as: De Bono 's six thinking hats, Kepner-Tregoe decision analysis, Covey's seven habits of highly effective people, Reason's swiss cheese theory of complex failure, and Howlett's common failure modes. As part of the evaluation step, students critically explore areas such as ethics and environmental responsibility. In addition to exploring problem solving methods, students learn the usefulness of simulation methods, and how to model and simulate complex phenomena of relevance to radiation protection. Computational aspects of problem solving are explored using the commercially available MATLAB computer code. A number of case studies are presented as both examples and problems to the students. Emphasis was placed on solutions to problems of interest to radiation protection, health physics and nuclear engineering. A group project, pertaining to an accident or event related to the nuclear industry is a course requirement. Students learn to utilize common time and project management tools such as flowcharting, Pareto

  2. Community health worker in hard-to-reach rural areas of Myanmar: filling primary health care service gaps.

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    Sommanustweechai, Angkana; Putthasri, Weerasak; Nwe, Mya Lay; Aung, Saw Thetlya; Theint, Mya Min; Tangcharoensathien, Viroj; Wynn, San Shway

    2016-10-21

    Myanmar is classified as critical shortage of health workforce. In responses to limited number of trained health workforce in the hard-to-reach and remote areas, the MOH trained the Community Health Worker (CHW) as health volunteers serving these communities on a pro bono basis. This study aimed to assess the socio-economic profiles, contributions of CHW to primary health care services and their needs for supports to maintain their quality contributions in rural hard to reach areas in Myanmar. In 2013, cross-sectional census survey was conducted on all three groups of CHW classified by their training dates: (1) prior to 2000, (2) between 2000 and 2011, and (3) more recently trained in 2012, who are still working in 21 townships of 17 states and regions in Myanmar, using a self-administered questionnaire survey in the Burmese language. The total 715 CHWs from 21 townships had completely responded to the questionnaire. CHWs were trained to support the work of midwives in the sub-centres and health assistant and midwives in rural health centres (RHCs) such as community mobilization for immunization, advocates of safe water and sanitation, and general health education and health awareness for the citizens. CHWs were able to provide some of the services by themselves, such as treatment of simple illnesses, and they provided services to 62 patients in the last 6 months. Their contributions to primary health care services were well accepted by the communities as they are geographically and culturally accessible. However, supports from the RHC were inadequate in particular technical supervision, as well as replenishment of CHW kits and financial support for their work and transportation. In practice, 6 % of service provided by CHWs was funded by the community and 22 % by the patients. The CHW's confidence in providing health services was positively associated with their age, education, and more recent training. A majority of them intended to serve as a CHW for more than

  3. Fighting addiction's death row: British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Ian Pitfield shows a measure of legal courage

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    Small Dan

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The art in law, like medicine, is in its humanity. Nowhere is the humanity in law more poignant than in BC Supreme Court Justice Ian Pitfield's recent judgment in the legal case aimed at protecting North America's only supervised injection facility (SIF as a healthcare program: PHS Community Services Society versus the Attorney General of Canada. In order to protect the SIF from politicization, the PHS Community Services Society, the community organization that established and operates the program, along with two people living with addiction and three lawyers working for free, pro bono publico, took the federal government of Canada to court. The courtroom struggle that ensued was akin to a battle between David and Goliath. The judge in the case, Justice Pitfield, ruled in favour of the PHS and gave the Government of Canada one year to bring the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA into compliance with the country's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. If parliament fails to do so, then the CDSA will evaporate from enforceability and law in June of 2009. Despite the fact that there are roughly twelve million intravenous drug addiction users in the world today, politics andprejudice oards harm reduction are still a barrier to the widespread application of the "best medicine" available for serious addicts. Nowhere is this clearer than in the opposition by conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his faithful servant, federal health minister Tony Clement, towards Vancouver's SIF ("Insite". The continued angry politicization of addiction will only lead to the tragic loss of life, as addicts are condemned to death from infectious diseases (HIV & hepatitis and preventable overdoses. In light of the established facts in science, medicine and now law, political opposition to life-saving population health programs (including SIFs to address the effects of addiction is a kind of implicit capital punishment for the addicted. This commentary

  4. El enlace faltante entre cadenas globales de producción y ciudades globales: el servicio financiero en Ciudad de México y Santiago de Chile

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    Christof Parnreiter

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    Full Text Available Desde los años ochenta, las economías de México y Chile pasaron por un profundo proceso de globalización. En cuanto a las ciudades capitales de ambospaises, esta globalización implicó una nodalización, que se ve en una concentración alta de los funciones de gestión económica. Intentamos especificar la relación entre la formación de ciudades globales y la profundizad ón de la integración global por medio de un estudio de casos prácticos de proveedores de servicios financieros. Usando los datos de transacciones del mercado de valores, analizamos la implicación de instituciones financieras (locales y globales en emisiones de bonos y acciones de las 50 empresas mejor posicionadas de México y Chile. Con nuestra investigación empírica inicialde intermediarios de servicios financieros, que proveen servicios a las corporaciones más importantes en México y en Chile, damos el primer paso para especificar cómo se relacionan las dos redes trans-estatales basadas en empresas -las redes de ciudades globales y de producciónSince the 1980s, the economies of Mexico and Chile have passed through a profound process of globalisation. The result has been a nodalisation of the cities' economies, documented by their high concentration of command and control functions essential for economic globalization. In order to specif the relationship between global city formation and the deepening of global integration we draw on the findings of the global city and global commodity chain literature. Since advanced producer services have been identified as key actors in interlocking de-centralized production sites and urban networks we have analyzed the involvement of financial institutions in bond and share issues of the 50 top ranked Mexican and Chilean enterprises. Based on this initial empirical investigation we take a first step to specif how the two firm-based, trans-state networks -global city- and global production networks - relate

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    Alberto Simões

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    Full Text Available Este é o nono ano em que a Linguamática é editada. Todos os anos temos tido novidades, o que tem levado a nossa/vossa revista cada vez mais longe. Desde a publicação regular, até à indexação nos mais relevantes índices de indexação científica, a Linguamática tem-se superado. E isto só é possível graças aos nossos autores, que continuam a apostar na publicação nas línguas ibéricas, e aos nossos revisores, que avaliam os artigos mas também dão sugestões construtivas no sentido de melhorar todos os trabalhos publicados. O nosso trabalho, como editores, tem sido a preparação das edições, mas também a contínua vontade de recompensar os nossos autores e revisores. Nesse sentido, nos últimos meses todas as revisões que foram feitas sobre artigos publicados, foram registadas na plataforma Publons. O objetivo desta plataforma é registar oficialmente todo o trabalho de revisão que habitualmente é feito pro bono. Durante as próximas edições esse registo continuará a ser realizado, facilitando aos revisores o processo de registo desta tarefa tão valiosa. Finalmente, mas não menos importante, a Linguamática tem, a partir de agora, através da Universidade do Minho, a possibilidade de atribuir aos artigos publicados um Document Object Identifier (DOI. Assim, nesta edição, na folha de rosto de cada artigo, estará presente o número de DOI, bem como um QR-Code que permite aceder diretamente ao objeto respetivo. Durante os próximos meses serão adicionados registos para todos os trabalhos publicados na Linguamática, desde a sua primeira edição, a 5 de junho de 2009. A todos, o nosso obrigado!

  6. BRANDING LABORAL UN FACTOR CONSIDERADO PARA LA ATRACCIÓN Y RETENCIÓN DE PERSONAL EN CELAYA GUANAJUATO

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    Dolores Guadalupe Álvarez Orozco

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    Full Text Available Guanajuato a partir del 2013 sufre un cambio drástico con respecto a su mercado laboral, en menos de 4 años se han instalado en el estado las armadoras de automóviles: Honda se encuentra ubicada en la ciudad de Celaya, Mazda en Salamanca y en proceso de instalación la Toyota, además esta próxima la llegada de Ford, adicionalmente el estado ya contaba con General Moteros y Volkswagen, estas organizaciones se encuentran situadas muy cerca de la ciudad de Celaya, por lo cual las empresas proveedoras también se han instalado en esta zona, la competencia por el personal capacitado ha desatado una lucha por la retención y la atracción de empleados competentes. Una de las principales problemáticas que refieren los empleadores, es la escases de talento, aunque existe un bono poblacional de jóvenes, de acuerdo a Manpower group (2015 es necesario competir con otras organizaciones para atraer y retener a los mejores candidatos; saber ¿cuáles son los factores que motivan a los candidatos para mostrar interés en trabajar en una organización en específico?, es vital para guiar las estrategias de atracción y retención del capital humano en las organizaciones, este trabajo presenta los resultados de la etapa cualitativa de una investigación, la cual tiene por objetivo identificar las características con las que debe contar un branding laboral en la ciudad de Celaya para ser una organización atractiva de acuerdo a la opinión de estudiantes universitarios. La metodología implementada está fundamentada en una epistemología hermenéutica con una perspectiva del desarrollo de la teoría ya que busca comprender el fenómeno, consta de un enfoque cualitativo con un alcance explicativo, con base en un marco referencial de teoría fundamentada. Los resultados del análisis sugieren que el branding laboral para los universitarios, debe considerar conceptos como Buen salario y prestaciones, propiciador del desarrollo laboral y personal, pero sobre

  7. Avian disease at the Salton Sea

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    Friend, M.

    2002-01-01

    A review of existing records and the scientific literature was conducted for occurrences of avian diseases affecting free-ranging avifauna within the Salton Sea ecosystem. The period for evaluation was 1907 through 1999. Records of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey and the scientific literature were the data sources for the period of 1907a??1939. The narrative reports of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge Complex and the epizootic database of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center were the primary data sources for the remainder of the evaluation. The pattern of avian disease at the Salton Sea has changed greatly over time. Relative to past decades, there was a greater frequency of major outbreaks of avian disease at the Salton Sea during the 1990s than in previous decades, a greater variety of disease agents causing epizootics, and apparent chronic increases in the attrition of birds from disease. Avian mortality was high for about a decade beginning during the mid-1920s, diminished substantially by the 1940s and was at low to moderate levels until the 1990s when it reached the highest levels reported. Avian botulism (Clostridium botulinum type C) was the only major cause of avian disease until 1979 when the first major epizootic of avian cholera (Pasteurella multocidia) was documented. Waterfowl and shorebirds were the primary species affected by avian botulism. A broader spectrum of species have been killed by avian cholera but waterfowl have suffered the greatest losses. Avian cholera reappeared in 1983 and has joined avian botulism as a recurring cause of avian mortality. In 1989, avian salmonellosis (Salmonella typhimurium) was first diagnosed as a major cause of avian disease within the Salton Sea ecosystem and has since reappeared several times, primarily among cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis). The largest loss from a single epizootic occurred in 1992, when an estimated

  8. Access to Justice in South Africa: Are there Enough Lawyers?

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    David Mcquoid-Mason

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    Full Text Available This paper addresses head on the contention by a prominent legal practitioner in South Africa that there are too many lawyers in the country. It does not canvass the complex issues involved in determining the meaning of access to justice or the relationship between law and society in the context of legal services, and deals with access to justice in the narrow sense of the delivery of legal services in South Africa. The paper analyses the evidence presented to substantiate the contention that there are too many lawyers against the socio-economic environment in South Africa and the requirements of the Constitution. It recognizes that the country has only a minority of people who can afford lawyers and compares the ratio of lawyers to people in this category with the ratio in other developed countries. It also recognizes that large numbers of people who cannot afford lawyers may need them and that such people will have to rely largely on the state-funded national legal aid body, Legal Aid South Africa and other mechanisms. The paper discusses the different modes of delivery of legal aid services by Legal Aid South Africa, as well as those provided by the legal profession pro bono, public interest law firms and mechanisms that compliment or are alternatives to lawyers, in the light of the number of practicing lawyers in the country. An analysis is made to determine if there are enough lawyers to provide the necessary legal services required by the Constitution in criminal matters, and for civil matters in general for those who can and cannot afford lawyers. The paper concludes that there are not enough lawyers in the country at present to provide access to justice in the narrow sense, and suggests how this shortage can be overcome by using mechanisms that provide alternatives to lawyers. Este artículo se basa en la opinión de un prominente abogado de Sudáfrica, quien afirma que hay demasiados abogados en el país. No aborda las complejas

  9. Cirurgia das dissecções crónicas da aorta ascendente com insuficiência valvar Surgery of chronic aortic dissection with aortic insufficiency

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    Paulo M Pêgo-Fernandes

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    Full Text Available No período de janeiro de 1980 a dezembro de 1988, foram operados 44 pacientes com dissecções aórticas crônicas e insuficiência aórtica. Esse grupo foi analisado para se avaliar a evolução comparativa dos doentes em que a valva aórtica foi preservada em relação àqueles em que houve substituição valvar. As características pré-operatórias eram semelhantes, sendo efetuada troca da valva quando havia degeneração valvar ou ectasia ânulo-aórtica. Nos casos de desabamento de válvulas com alargamento do anel realizou-se plástica valvar. Em 48% dos casos foi possível a preservação valvar através de suspensão da valva aórtica. Nos 23 doentes em que foi realizada a substituição valvar, a técnica de Bentall e De Bono foi utilizada em 16. Em seis pacientes foram associados outros procedimentos cirúrgicos. Em todos os doentes operados a partir de 1986 foi utilizada cola biológica. Em 41 (93% pacientes a aorta proximnal foi substituída e nos três restantes realizou-se aortoplastia. Cinco pacientes (11% tiveram morte hospitalar, três por baixo débito, um por sangramento e um por complicação neurológica. Dois pacientes (4% apresentaram morte tardia. O seguimento dos 37 sobreviventes variou de dois a 108 meses, com média de 18: 78% estavam em classe I e os demais em classe II. Dois pacientes que tiveram a valva preservada apresentaram insuficiência aórtica discreta. Três doentes que receberam válvula biológica necessitaram reoperaçáo tardiamente, por disfunção da válvula. Um doente submetido, inicialmente, a aortoplastia e plástica valvar apresentou redissecção e insuficiência aórtica após 60 meses, sendo reoperado pela técnica de Bentall. No estudo com curva atuarial de sobrevida notamos que os pacientes submetidos a plástica valvar tiveram maior sobrevida. Podemos concluir que: 1 a suspensão valvar é uma técnica satisfatória em pacientes com dissecções crônicas da aorta, com baixa mortalidade e

  10. Economic wealth and soil erosion in new Citrus plantations in Eastern Spain or how to explain the Land Degradation

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    We use to accept the idea that the best oranges are coming from Valecia Region in Eastern Spain. Although the oranges are originally from Eastern Asia, Valencia is having a mild climate in winter, with a low recurrency of frost and is strategically located close to the largest market of citrus: Western Europe. This resulted in a continuous growth of production and trade of citrus, and contributed to make the Valencia Region the largest World exporter (Bono, 2010). This economical success reached the highest point after the EU and Spain agreement in 1986. This expansion of citrus plantations were done on steep slopes allowed by the drip irrigation systems that does not need leveling the land as it was done by new farmers with large properties. The traditional farming of oranges was done in small properties, flood irrigation and leveled land. Those changes are triggering intense soil erosion rates such were shown by previous researchers in Valencia (Cerdà et al., 2009). This impact is also shown in other regions with a similar citrus production evolution, and China is a clear example (Wang et al., 2010; Liu et al., 2012). Land This research evaluate the relations between the investment (economic wealth) of the owners of citrus plantations and the soil erosion rates on their orchards. The economic wealth of the onwers was measured on the size of their properties and after an interview. The soil erosion rates were measured by means of rainfall simulation experiments in each farm by means of thunderstorms of 10 years return period (55 mm h-1). The results show that the soil losses in the new plantations are extremely high (> 10 Mg ha-1 y-1), and that we can show three types of orchards: 10.1. The soil erosion rates where positively related to the size of the farms. The higher erosion rates are shown also by the scientific literature review. Chemically treated plantations (Cerdà, 2002) show high erosion rates due to the road construction too (Cerdà, 2007) and is

  11. Optimización en las decisiones de financiamiento de proyectos

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    Felipe Tomás Muñoz Valdés

    2003-07-01

    las variables y restricciones que influyen en un proyecto y sus fuentes de financiamiento. Luego se determinaron las relaciones lógicas entre variables, para construir la función objetivo y las restricciones. En el estudio se formuló un modelo de programación matemática aplicable en forma general a proyectos de inversión, que permite tomar las decisiones de cómo financiar proyectos, determinando la combinación óptima de fuentes de financiamiento y sus montos. En el modelo se consideraron tres alternativas de financiamiento: capital propio, préstamos a largo plazo y leasing. El modelo puede extenderse más allá de la consideración de esas alternativas, considerando emisión de bonos y acciones. El modelo creado supera las desventajas de los métodos que se usan actualmente en esta toma de decisiones, pero por su extensión resulta de difícil aplicación. Sin embargo es posible mejorar su tiempo de aplicación si se cuenta con herramientas computaciones que faciliten su creación. Esas herramientas pueden ser interfaces que generen el modelo en lenguajes de software que resuelvan problemas de programación matemática.

  12. Los sistemas silvopastoriles y el calentamiento global: un balance de emisiones

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    Johnny Montenegro

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    Full Text Available Se realiz6 un balance de emisiones de ga- ses con efecto invernadero en Sistemas Silvopas- toriles (SSP ubicados en 3 diferentes zonas de vida. Se determin6 la emisi6n de di6xido de car- bono (CO2 y de 6xido nitroso (N2O en forma de gas, se cuantific6la cantidad de carbono (C fija- do en el suelo y en el componente arb6reo, y se humiestim6 la emisi6n de metano (CH4 producido por los bovinos. Se realiz6 analisis de variancia de correlaci6n lineal entre las distintas varia- bles evaluadas. El SSP ubicado en el Bosque Montano Bajo, present6 41,2 ton C ha-1 fijado valores de emisi6n neta (EN de 5,65 y 6,87 kg de N y C ha-Iafio-1 respectivamente. En el com- ponente arb6reo se determin6 una fijaci6n de 229 kg C ha-Iano-I, la emisi6n de CH4 fue de 360 kg ha-Iano-I. El balance anual refleja una emisi6n neta de 2418 kg de C ha-Iano-l. En la zo- na de vida Bosque Premontano muy Humedo, en eISSPsedetermin6enelsuel020,9tonCha-l,sien- do la EN de -1,58 y 3,51 kg de N y C ha-Iano-l, res- pectivamente. El C fijado por el componente ar- b6reo fue 313 kg C ha-Iafio-l; la emisi6n de CH4 highfue de 654 kg ha-Iano-I. El balance anual presen- ecosyst6 una emisi6n neta de 3911 kg de C ha-Iano- En el SSP ubicado en el Bosque Humedo Tropi- cal, se determin6 42,8 ton C ha-Iafio-I. La EN correspondi6 al,16 y 3,99 kg de N y C ha-Iano-l, estirespectivamente. El C fijado par ano en el compo- nente arb6reo rue de 313 kg C ha-l, la ernisi6n de CH4fue de 183 kg ha-Iano-l. El balance anual pre- sent6 una emisi6n neta de 418 kg de C ha-lano-l. En los 3 SSP evaluados las emisiones de gases con efecto invemadero fueron mayores que el C fijado, incidiendo en ello principal mente el CH4; sin embargo, es factible disrninuir las emisiones de este gas e incrementar la cantidad de C fijado, ya que existe la tecnologia para ella, 10 cual afectaria positivamente el balance final obteniendose SSP evamas amigables con el ambiente.

  13. Ejemplo de médico y revolucionario

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    Full Text Available Hay hombres que dedican su vida a una causa y por eso, aunque mueran, se mantienen siempre vivos. El Dr. Jeremías José Ramón Hernández Ojito es un vivo ejemplo de ello, quien participó en las actividades revolucionarias desde sus inicios, en actos de sabotajes y distribución de propaganda revolucionaria, vendiendo bonos para el movimiento 26 de julio y en todo cuanto estuvo a su alcance para apoyar el triunfo en 1959. En el año 1965 termina sus estudios médicos y a pesar de ser del municipio de Güines de la provincia de La Habana, vino a trabajar al hospital de la capital provincial de Las Tunas, donde estuvo al frente del servicio de Cirugía, también permaneció durante un tiempo en el hospital “Vladimir Ilich Lenin” de Holguín para realizar estudios de residencia en Cirugía, concluidos los cuales, regresa a Las Tunas, ocupando diferentes cargos administrativos y sindicales, siempre aportando sus conocimientos en el sitio donde más se necesitaran. Por la experiencia adquirida en su especialidad, en el año 1974 fue uno de los integrantes del equipo de cirugía que participó en la famosa separación de las siamesas en el hospital “Vladimir Ilich Lenin”, operación nunca antes realizada en nuestro país y de éxito rotundo, lo cual corrobora el hecho de que las dos aún viven. En septiembre de 1982 fue nombrado Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de Las Tunas, cargo que desempeñó hasta septiembre de 1989 cuando fue designado Director del Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas. Entre 1992 y 2000 fue miembro del “Panel de Asesores Expertos en Información Biomédica y Salud” de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS, además  integró el Ejecutivo Nacional del Comité de Médicos para la Prevención de la Guerra Nuclear (IPPNW. Como aval de su trayectoria médica y revolucionaria se relacionan los principales reconocimientos y distinciones recibidos en el transcurso de su vida: Llegó a ser

  14. La Profesión Médica y la Socialización de la Medicina

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    J. Hernando Ordoñez

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    tan justos y tan oportunos!

    No es mi intención comentar las condiciones, ni la calidad de los servicios que prestan las EPS y las IPS a los usuarios; no me referiré a las citas tardas, ni a la limitación que tienen los médicos para formular determinadas drogas (si las dan, ni a las aglomeraciones, ni a los bonos que tienen que comprar para pagarles a los médicos, ni a la tenuda preexistencia, ni a los costos. Únicamente me propongo hacer algunas breves observaciones sobre las condiciones en que tienen que trabajar los médicos.

  15. Infecção de prótese vascular em cirurgia da aorta torácica: revisão da experiência e relato de caso tratado por técnica não convencional Vascular prosthesis infection in thoracic aorta surgery: review of the experience and a case report illustrating treatment with an unconventional technique

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    Ronaldo Ducceschi Fontes

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Relatamos o caso de uma paciente de 37 anos de idade, que há cinco anos havia sido submetida à operação de Bental-de Bono em nosso serviço e retornou com dor de forte intensidade no toráx, sendo diagnosticada dissecção aguda de aorta do tipo III e tratada clinicamente. Um ano após esse episódio houve expansão dessa dissecção e a paciente foi submetida à cirurgia com interposição de prótese de dacron em aorta descendente. No pós-operatório imediato houve broncopneumonia esquerda e a paciente recebeu alta em boas condições e afebril. Após um mês da alta, retornou com febre e toxemia. Com diagnóstico de empiema pleural, foi submetida à toracotomia exploradora que não confirmou esse diagnóstico, havendo apenas intenso espessamento pleural. Quatro meses após a toracotomia exploradora, foram isolados Klebsiella pneumoniae e Enterobacter sp na hemocultura. A ressonância magnética revelou imagens compatíveis com infecção peri-prótese. Com esse quadro clínico e laboratorial foi indicada a remoção do enxerto e derivação axilo-bifemoral. A operação foi realizada com sucesso, a paciente recebeu alta em boas condições e continua fazendo controle ambulatorial e, atualmente, encontra-se com 57 meses de evolução sem complicações. São discutidos os métodos empregados para o diagnóstico e tratamento da infecção de prótese na cirurgia da aorta torácica.We report the case of a 37-year-old-female patient who had undergone a Bentall procedure at our service and returned with intense chest pain and acute aortic dissection type III, which was diagnosed and clinically treated. One year after this episode, this dissection expanded, and the patient underwent surgery with interposition of a Dacron graft in the descending aorta. In the immediate postoperative period, the patient experienced left bronchopneumonia and was discharged afebrile and in good condition. One month after discharge, she returned with fever and

  16. Learning to Act Like a Lawyer: A Model Code of Professional Responsibility for Law Students

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    David M. Tanovich

    2009-02-01

    incidents at law schools that raise serious issues about the professionalism of law students. They include, for example, the UofT marks scandal, the Windsor first year blog and the proliferation of blogs like www.lawstudents.ca and www.lawbuzz.ca with gratuitous, defamatory and offensive entries. It is not clear that all of this conduct would be caught by University codes of conduct which often limit their reach to on campus behaviour or University sanctioned events. What should a law school code of professional responsibility look like and what ethical responsibilities should it identify? For example, should there be a mandatory pro bono obligation on students or a duty to report misconduct. The last part of the article addresses this question by setting out a model code of professional responsibility for law students. Les étudiants et étudiantes en droit constituent l’avenir de la profession juridique. Comment bien préparés sont-ils lorsqu’ils quittent la faculté de droit pour assumer leurs obligations professionnelles et éthiques envers eux-mêmes, envers la profession et envers le public? Cette question a mené à un intérêt grandissant au Canada à l’enseignement de l’éthique juridique. Elle a aussi mené à plus d’emphase sur le développement de formation clinique et expérientielle tel que l’exemplifie le savoir et l’enseignement de la professeure Rose Voyvodic. Toutefois, moins d’attention a été consacrée à identifier les responsabilités éthiques générales d’étudiants et étudiantes en droit lorsqu’ils n’oeuvrent pas dans une clinique ou dans un autre contexte légal. Cela se voit dans les faits qu’il y a très peu d’articles canadiens qui portent sur la question, et, de plus grande importance, qu’il y a pénurie, au sein de facultés de droit, de politiques disciplinaires ou de codes déontologiques qui présentent les obligations professionnelles d’étudiants et étudiantes en droit. Cet article développe une id

  17. Acesso a serviços de saúde: olhar de usuários de uma unidade de saúde da família Accesibilidad a los servicios de salud: lo mirar de los usuarios de una unidad de la salud de la familia Access to health services: the users' view of the family health

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    Áurea Christina de Paula Corrêa

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O acesso aos serviços de saúde é um direito de todo brasileiro, e guarda relação com os princípios do acolhimento e vínculo. Neste estudo de abordagem qualitativa, que tomou por referência a Carta dos Direitos dos Usuários da Saúde, objetiva-se analisar a concepção de usuários de uma Unidade de Saúde da Família de Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, sobre acesso, acolhimento e vínculo. Realizou-se um estudo de caso, sendo os dados coletados através de entrevistas semi-estruturadas, analisados através da técnica de análise temática. Os resultados apresentam o acesso concebido de forma nem sempre positiva devido à demora no atendimento e baixa resolutividade, induzindo a busca por outros serviços. O desconhecimento de seus direitos como usuários e a incipiente organização da rede de serviços explicam, em alguma medida, a percepção do usuário, apontando para a necessidade de reorganização do serviço e da própria rede, como porta de entrada do sistema.El acceso a los servicios de salud es un derecho de todos ciudadanos del Brazil, y está estrechamente relacionado con los principios de la atención y vinculación. En este estudio cualitativo, se tomó por referencia la Carta de los Derechos de los Usuarios de la Salud, tiene como objetivo analizar la concepción de los usuarios de una Unidad de la Salud de Familia de Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brasil, sobre el acceso, alojamiento y de bonos que habían experimentado en los servicios de salud. Se realizó un estudio de caso, con los datos recogidos a través de entrevista semi-estruturadas y analizados mediante la técnica de análisis temático. Los resultados muestran que el acceso está diseñado no siempre es positiva, debido a la demora en el tratamiento y no la solución de la unidad, lo que provocó la búsqueda de otros servicios que satisfagan sus necesidades inmediatas de salud. No conocer sus derechos como una organización incipiente y los usuarios de la red de servicios

  18. Impacto de los cambios demográficos en las demandas sectoriales en América Latina Impacto das mudanças demográficas nas demandas setoriais na América Latina Impact of demographic change on sectorial demands in Latin America

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    Full Text Available América Latina se encuentra actualmente en un proceso de transición demográfica que afecta profundamente la distribución por edades de la población. Dado que el comportamiento económico de las personas varía según la etapa del ciclo de vida en la que se encuentran, los cambios en la estructura por edades tienden a producir un impacto importante sobre el proceso de desarrollo económico. En base a patrones etarios de consumo e ingresos laborales construidos a partir de los datos del proyecto Cepal / IDRC sobre transferencias intergeneracionales, el artículo trata de examinar el impacto económico de los cambios demográficos, particularmente del bono demográfico, en tres sectores directamente relacionados con el bienestar de la población y el desarrollo económico de la región: la educación, la salud y el sistema de reparto de pensiones. El análisis revela que, en el ámbito educativo, se prevé un aumento sustancial de los recursos disponibles para el próximo decenio, lo cual permitiría sostener económicamente los esfuerzos encaminados a ampliar la cobertura en los distintos niveles educacionales. En el ámbito de la salud, mientras en algunos países se prevé un aumento de los recursos disponibles por consumidor, en aquellos más avanzados en la transición demográfica, se proyecta más bien una desventaja demográfica para el próximo decenio. En gran contraste con el caso de la educación, el cambio demográfico impone mayores dificultades para el financiamiento de los sistemas de reparto de pensiones. El efecto del envejecimiento de la población en estos sistemas es evidente en casi todos los países de la región.A América Latina está passando por um processo de transição demográfica que afeta profundamente a distribuição etária da população. Considerando que o comportamento econômico das pessoas varia conforme a etapa do ciclo da vida em que se encontram, as mudanças na estrutura etária podem vir a gerar um

  19. O impacto da liquidez nos retornos esperados das debêntures brasileiras El impacto de la liquidez en los rendimientos esperados de las obligaciones brasileñas The impact of liquidity on expected returns from Brazilian corporate bonds

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    ño. Se realizaron análisis de regresión con datos de panel desbalanceado de 101 obligaciones durante ocho semestres (del primero semestre de 2006 al segundo semestre de 2009, con un total de 382 observaciones. Se utilizaron siete proxies (spread de compra y venta, %cero returns, edad, volumen de emisión, valor nominal de emisión, cantidad emitida y %tiempo para evaluar el impacto del riesgo de liquidez en los rendimientos de las obligaciones. El diferencial de rendimiento fue controlado por hasta diez otras variables determinantes a excepción de la liquidez (interés, riesgo crédito, tasa libre de riesgo, rating, duration, cuatro variables contables y equity volatility. La hipótesis nula de que no existe una prima de liquidez para el mercado secundario de obligaciones en Brasil fue rechazada sólo para tres de los siete proxies (spread de compra y venta, valor nominal de emisión y cantidad emitida. Los premios encontrados son muy bajos (1,9 basis point para cada 100 basis point de aumento del spread de compra y venta, 0,5 basis point a un aumento del 1% en el valor nominal de emisión y 0,17 basis point para al menos 1000 debentures emitidos. De todos modos hubo una pérdida en la eficiencia de los proxies de liquidez después de la corrección de las autocorrelaciones y potenciales endogeneidades, ya sea por medio de la inclusión de efectos fijos, del análisis de las primeras diferencias o del uso de un sistema de tres ecuaciones. Estos resultados apuntan hacia la sospecha de que el riesgo de liquidez no es un factor importante en la composición de las expectativas de los inversores en el mercado secundario de bonos.This study aims to identify the impact of liquidity risk on expected excess returns of Brazilian corporate bonds in the secondary market. We performed a battery of regression analysis with semiannual unbalanced panel data for 101 securities over eight semesters (first semester of 2006 to the second half of 2009, totaling 382 observations. Seven

  20. Analysing surface runoff and erosion responses to different land uses from the NE of Iberian Peninsula through rainfall simulation

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    Regüés, David; Arnáez, José; Badía, David; Cerdà, Artemi; Echeverría, María Teresa; Gispert, María; Lana-Renault, Noemí; Lasanta, Teodoro; León, Javier; Nadal-Romero, Estela; Pardini, Giovanni

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    the highest rainfall intensities were applied in the most natural areas with a dense vegetation cover, the most intense responses were produced in the most altered environments (badlands, born forest, vineyard, pasture and stony soils). These results agreed with the cause-effect relationships observed in some antecedent studies, which compare the hydrological and erosive response in different land uses (Badía et al., 2008; García-Ruíz et al., 2008; García-Ruíz and Lana-Renault, 2011). This has been mainly associated with variations of soil chemical, physical and hydrological properties (Pardini et al., 2004, Emran et al., 2012; Regüés et al., 2012). Likewise, this analysis has provided comparable information for various contrasted land uses, allowing estimate proportionality factors between them. This information favours the classification of certain environments according to its relative trends to surface runoff and erosion. References Badía, D.; Martí, C.; Aguirre, J., Echeverría, M.T., Ibarra, P. (2008). Erodibility and hydrology of arid burned soils: soil type and revegetation effects. Arid Land Research and Management, 22: 286-295. Cerdà, A. (1998). The influence of aspect and vegetation on seasonal changes in erosion under rainfall simulation on a clay soil in Spain. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 78, 321-330. Cerdà, A., Giménez-Morera, A. y Bodí, M.B. (2009). Soil and water losses from new citrus orchards growing on sloped soils in the western Mediterranean basin. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34, 1822-1830. Doi: 10.1002/esp.1889. Emran, M., Gispert, M., Pardini, G. (2012). Comparing measurements method of carbon dioxide fluxes in a soil sequence under land cover change in North Eastern Spain. Geoderma 170, 176-185. Doi. 10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.11.013. García-Ruíz, J.M., Regüés, D., Alvera, B., Lana-Renault, N., Serrano-Muela, P., Nadal-Romero, E., Navas, A., Latron, J., Martí-Bono, C., Arnáez, J. (2008). Flood generation and

  1. Economic, environmental and social impacts of geothermal development, and energy savings and efficient use of power in Baja California, Mexico; Impactos economicos, ambientales y sociales del desarrollo geotermico y del ahorro y uso eficiente de la electricidad en Baja California, Mexico

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    Campbell R, Hector E.; Montero A, Gisela [Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Instituto de Ingenieria, Mexicali, Baja California (Mexico)]. E-mail: hecr@iing.mxl.uabc.mx; Lambert A., Alejandro A. [Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Facultad de Ingenieria, Mexicali, Baja California (Mexico)

    2011-01-15

    perdidas en los procesos de transmision y distribucion, c) reducir la tasa de crecimiento del consumo del sector industrial, y d) incrementar la participacion de la geotermia. Comparando la Planeacion Sistemica con la Prospectiva, incrementar la geotermia en 500 MW aumenta las inversiones pero el balance por las exportaciones netas, bonos de carbono y disminucion del consumo de gas natural indica un ahorro total de 11,000 millones de dolares y una disminucion de 2.3 millones de toneladas de CO{sub x}. Este crecimiento geotermico combinado con las acciones de ahorro y uso eficiente de la electricidad resulto el plan mejor evaluado, con un ahorro total de 13,500 millones de dolares y una disminucion de emisiones de 8.5 millones de toneladas de CO{sub x}.

  2. An Interview with David Dabydeen on Literature and Politics

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    Ruzbeh Babaee

    2016-07-01

    , and he was kept out of office for decades. Warwick offered him a platform, when other places thought of him as a ‘has been’. He visited about five times, then in 1992, the Berlin Wall having fallen and the Cold war ended, the Americans allowed us to have free and fair elections, supervised by President Carter and Cheddi Jagan won and became President of Guyana. I was his regular houseguest from 1992 until 1997 when he died. He taught me more about how colonialism behaved than any textbook. He had lived through the colonial period and was jailed by the British in 1953. All his life was dedicated to the betterment of the poor: he was fiercely concerned with reducing and eliminating poverty. In return for his great hospitality, all I could do was to edit and publish some of his political speeches. He also asked me to be his Ambassador at Large and to sit on the UNESCO Executive Board representing Guyana. He had no money, since he inherited a bankrupt country in 1992, so it was an amazing honour to serve him pro bono. One day I will write something more extensive about him… one of the stories he told me was about Fidel Castro. The two of them were friends  and political comrades in the late 50s and early 60s. It was Cuba who supplied us with food in the early 1960s when the CIA formented strikes and shortages in Guyana. Castro, however, needed allies in the region, against American embargo, so when Cheddi was manoeuvred out of Office, Castro started to court the friendship of our new autocratic Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham, and more or less dropped his relationship with Cheddi. I learn from this that politics trumps decency; that politicians by and large are opportunists. Learning this first hand from a great and ethical politician like Cheddi Jagan was more powerful than learning this from textbooks. As to Janet Jagan, his wife, who, when he died, was elected President in our national elections, with an enhanced vote, she was an astonishingly generous host. My