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  1. The Bristol "Badminton" Airplane

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    1926-01-01

    The Bristol Badminton, Type 99 airplane has a radial aircooled engine (a Bristol Jupiter 9 cylinder 450 HP.) and three fuel tanks. It is a single seat biplane weighing 1,840 lbs. empty and 2,460 lbs. loaded.

  2. Influenza in Bristol Bay, 1919

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    Maria Gilson deValpine

    2015-01-01

    The 1918 influenza pandemic has been blamed for as many as 50 million deaths worldwide. Like all major disasters, the full story of the pandemic includes smaller, less noted episodes that have not attracted historical attention. The story of the 1919 wave of the influenza pandemic in Bristol Bay Alaska is one such lost episode. It is an important story because the most accessible accounts—the Congressional Record and t...

  3. Differential productivity of Bristol Bay spawning grounds

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Bristol Bay escapement surveys covering a period of several years show that, irrespective of fluctuations in total numbers on a system, certain grounds display a...

  4. Influenza in Bristol Bay, 1919

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    Maria Gilson deValpine

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The 1918 influenza pandemic has been blamed for as many as 50 million deaths worldwide. Like all major disasters, the full story of the pandemic includes smaller, less noted episodes that have not attracted historical attention. The story of the 1919 wave of the influenza pandemic in Bristol Bay Alaska is one such lost episode. It is an important story because the most accessible accounts—the Congressional Record and the Coast Guard Report—are inconsistent with reports made by employees, health care workers, and volunteers at the site of the disaster. Salmon fishing industry supervisors and medical officers recorded their efforts to save the region’s Native Alaskans in private company reports. The federal Bureau of Education physician retained wireless transmission, reports, and letters of events. The Coast Guard summarized its work in its Annual Report of 1920. The independent Bureau of Fisheries report to the Department of Commerce reveals the Coast Guard report at striking odds with others and reconciles only one account. This article explores the historical oversight, and attempts to tell the story of the 1919 wave of the pandemic which devastated the Native Alaskan population in this very remote place.

  5. African eyes on Bristol European Green Capital 2015

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    Olaiya, H. B. A.

    2015-01-01

    This article was published in the second issue of the Bristol Cable, and illustrates preliminary data collection and analysis by the researcher, of environmental equality and sustainability in Bristol 2015.

  6. Summary report on Bristol Bay murre mortality

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — At least 86,000 common murres died in Bristol Bay, Alaska during a brief period in late April of this year. Evidence suggests that it was a catastrophic event of...

  7. Crustal structure of Bristol Bay Region, Alaska

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    Cooper, A.K.; McLean, H.; Marlow, M.S.

    1985-04-01

    Bristol Bay lies along the northern side of the Alaska Peninsula and extends nearly 600 km southwest from the Nushagak lowlands on the Alaska mainland to near Unimak Island. The bay is underlain by a sediment-filled crustal downwarp known as the north Aleutian basin (formerly Bristol basin) that dips southeast toward the Alaska Peninsula and is filled with more than 6 km of strata, dominantly of Cenozoic age. The thickest parts of the basin lie just north of the Alaska Peninsula and, near Port Mollar, are in fault contact with older Mesozoic sedimentary rocks. These Mesozoic rocks form the southern structural boundary of the basin and extend as an accurate belt from at least Cook Inlet to Zhemchug Canyon (central Beringian margin). Offshore multichannel seismic-reflection, sonobuoy seismic-refraction, gravity, and magnetic data collected by the USGS in 1976 and 1982 indicate that the bedrock beneath the central and northern parts of the basin comprises layered, high-velocity, and highly magnetic rocks that are locally deformed. The deep bedrock horizons may be Mesozoic(.) sedimentary units that are underlain by igneous or metamorphic rocks and may correlate with similar rocks of mainland western Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula. Regional structural and geophysical trends for these deep horizons change from northeast-southwest to northwest-southeast beneath the inner Bering shelf and may indicate a major crustal suture along the northern basin edge.

  8. Bedrock Geologic Map of the Bristol, VT Quadrangle

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — Digital data from VG13-1 Kim, J, Weber, E, and Klepeis, K, 2013, Bedrock Geologic Map of the Bristol, VT Quadrangle: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report...

  9. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: NESTS (Nest Points)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for nesting seabirds (alcids, pelagic birds), gulls, terns, diving birds, and raptors in the Bristol Bay...

  10. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: INVERT (Invertebrate Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for marine and estuarine invertebrate species in the Bristol Bay Subarea. The Subarea includes marine and...

  11. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: MGT (Management Area Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive human-use data for Critical Habitats, Wildlife Refuges, National Park lands, and other management areas in the Bristol Bay Subarea....

  12. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: FISHL (Fish Lines)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for anadromous fish species in the Bristol Bay Subarea. The Subarea includes marine and coastal areas of...

  13. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: HABITATS (Habitats Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the Bristol Bay Subarea. The Subarea includes marine and coastal...

  14. Process evaluation of the Bristol girls dance project

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    S J Sebire; M J Edwards; J M Kesten; T May; K J Banfield; E L Bird; K Tomkinson; P Blair; J E Powell; R Jago

    2016-01-01

    Background The Bristol Girls Dance Project was a cluster randomised controlled trial that aimed to increase objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels of Year 7 (age 11-12...

  15. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: HYDRO (Hydrography Lines and Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains vector lines and polygons representing coastal hydrography used in the creation of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) for the Bristol...

  16. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: BIRDS (Bird Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, diving birds, and seabirds in the Bristol Bay Subarea. The Subarea...

  17. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: FISH (Fish Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for marine, estuarine, anadromous, and freshwater fish species in the Bristol Bay Subarea. The Subarea...

  18. Summer distribution of pelagic birds in Bristol Bay, Alaska

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Bristol Bay and its islands, the embayments, lagoons, and other estuaries along the north side of the Alaska Peninsula, and the nesting cliffs on the north shore,...

  19. 78 FR 25266 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska

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    2013-04-30

    ... AGENCY An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska AGENCY... Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska'' (EPA-910-R-12-004Ba-c... assessment to determine the significance of Bristol Bay's ecological resources and the potential impacts of...

  20. 77 FR 31353 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, AK

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    2012-05-25

    ... AGENCY An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, AK AGENCY... of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska'' (EPA-910-R-12-004a-d). The... draft ``An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska'' is...

  1. Economics of wild salmon ecosystems: Bristol Bay, Alaska

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    John W. Duffield; Christopher J. Neher; David A. Patterson; Oliver S. Goldsmith

    2007-01-01

    This paper provides an estimate of the economic value of wild salmon ecosystems in the major watershed of Bristol Bay, Alaska. The analysis utilizes both regional economic and social benefit-cost accounting frameworks. Key sectors analyzed include subsistence, commercial fishing, sport fishing, hunting, and nonconsumptive wildlife viewing and tourism. The mixed cash-...

  2. An Oceanographic and Climatological Atlas of Bristol Bay

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    1987-10-01

    have a profound the bay North Pacific water which has just entered effect on regional oceanographic phenomena. An the Bering Sea through Unimak Pass... Unimak circulation in outer Bristol Bay consists of a Island, much of the coastal current is entrained typically unclosed counterclockwise gyre open to...Peninsula and become more face currents. cyclonic and rotary offshore. National Ocean Sea level changes on either side of Unimak Survey current tables

  3. 78 FR 34093 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska

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    2013-06-06

    ... AGENCY An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska AGENCY... the revised draft document titled, ``An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of... Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska'' is available primarily via the Internet on...

  4. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: M_MAMMAL (Marine Mammal Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for seals, whales, porpoises, walruses, sea otters, and Steller sea lions in the Bristol Bay Subarea. The...

  5. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Lines and Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains vector lines and polygons representing the shoreline and coastal habitats of the Bristol Bay Subarea, classified according to the...

  6. Culture, canneries and contemporary dynamics of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery: Draft working paper

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The commercial salmon fishery, especially the harvesting sector, is today to major source of earnings and the economic foundation for residents of the Bristol Bay...

  7. AFSC/NMML: Dtag Bristol Bay Beluga Data, May 2011 and August 2014

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Suction cup attached multisensor tags were placed on beluga whales in Bristol Bay, Alaska, to collect depth, 3D acceleration and sound. Data were coupled with...

  8. AFSC/REFM: Nearshore fish survey in northern Bristol Bay, Alaska, July-August 2009

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The project consisted of a nearshore fish, invertebrate, and habitat survey in northern Bristol Bay, Alaska. A 32-ft. gillnet vessel, the F/V Willow was chartered...

  9. AFSC/NMML: Bristol Bay Beluga hearing sensitivity, August 2012 and 2014

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Hearing sensitivity data was collected on beluga whales in Bristol Bay with auditory evoked potential (AEP) methods for the frequencies 4, 8, 11.2, 16, 22.5, 32, 45,...

  10. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: M_MAMPT (Marine Mammal Points)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for Steller sea lions and seals in the Bristol Bay Subarea. The Subarea includes marine and coastal areas...

  11. Fairtrade urbanism? The politics of place beyond place in the Bristol fairtrade city campaign

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    Malpass, Alice; Cloke, Paul; Barnett, Clive; Clarke, Nick

    2007-01-01

    Understandings of fairtrade, ethical trading and sustainability often assume a relationship involving disparate placeless consumers being stitched together with place-specific producers in developing world contexts. Using an ethnographic study of the policy-making and political processes of the Bristol Fairtrade City campaign, we suggest ways in which fairtrade consumption can become aligned with place. The campaign was a vehicle for enlisting the ordinary people of Bristol into awareness of ...

  12. Process evaluation of the Bristol girls dance project

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    S. J. Sebire

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Bristol Girls Dance Project was a cluster randomised controlled trial that aimed to increase objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA levels of Year 7 (age 11–12 girls through a dance-based after-school intervention. The intervention was delivered in nine schools and consisted of up to forty after-school dance sessions. This paper reports on the main findings from the detailed process evaluation that was conducted. Methods Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from intervention schools. Dose and fidelity were reported by dance instructors at every session. Intervention dose was defined as attending two thirds of sessions and was measured by attendance registers. Fidelity to the intervention manual was reported by dance instructors. On four randomly-selected occasions, participants reported their perceived level of exertion and enjoyment. Reasons for non-attendance were self-reported at the end of the intervention. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with all dance instructors who delivered the intervention (n = 10 and school contacts (n = 9 in intervention schools. A focus group was conducted with girls who participated in each intervention school (n = 9. Results The study did not affect girls’ MVPA. An average of 31.7 girls participated in each school, with 9.1 per school receiving the intervention dose. Mean attendance and instructors’ fidelity to the intervention manual decreased over time. The decline in attendance was largely attributed to extraneous factors common to after-school activities. Qualitative data suggest that the training and intervention manual were helpful to most instructors. Participant ratings of session enjoyment were high but perceived exertion was low, however, girls found parts of the intervention challenging. Conclusions The intervention was enjoyed by participants. Attendance at the intervention sessions was low but typical of after

  13. Uniting public purpose in a city: Insights from progressive urban leadership in Bristol, UK

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    Hambleton, R.

    2017-01-01

    The new, directly elected mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, has set out a vision for a new kind of civic leadership for a progressive city. Launched at a citywide event, in September 2016, Mayor Rees’s ‘City Office’ concept brings together most of the interests in the City of Bristol that care about the city. The aim is to tackle growing inequality in the city by developing new forms of collaboration. This is, potentially at least, a significant innovation in the design and development of urban ...

  14. Bringing great shame upon this city: sodomy, the courts and the civic idiom in eighteenth century Bristol

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    Poole, S.

    2007-01-01

    Essay evaluating the workings of the law against sodomy in 18th century Bristol, which argues that in protesting too much about sodomitical practices in the city, the Bristol magistracy invited public rumours that the city had become a haven for transgressive sexuality, challenging the principle of civic pride with that of collective shame.

  15. How Zoos Are Meeting the Challenges Facing Biodiversity: Bristol Zoo Gardens as a Case Study

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    Garrett, Simon

    2010-01-01

    As ideas about effective conservation of biodiversity develop, zoos are adapting their roles to meet the new challenges. This article considers these changes, using the work of Bristol and other UK zoos as a case study. The significance of zoos in both global and local conservation of biodiversity, their role in promoting public engagement and…

  16. An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska (Final Report)

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    The Bristol Bay watershed in southwestern Alaska supports the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, is home to 25 federally recognized tribal governments, and contains large mineral resources. The potential for large-scale mining activities in the watershed has raised conc...

  17. Bristol Palin: The Pedagogical Media Spectacle of a Sexual Abstinence Ambassador

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    DaoJensen, Thuy

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores the public political media spectacle of Bristol Palin's teenage pregnancy and her status as a single mother through the lens of a critical feminist discourse analysis. The author explores how cultural anxieties over teenage sexuality and unintended pregnancy in America are constructed when the pregnant teen is the daughter…

  18. Sensor and Video Monitoring of Water Quality at Bristol Floating Harbour

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    Chen, Yiheng; Han, Dawei

    2017-04-01

    Water system is an essential component in a smart city for its sustainability and resilience. The harbourside is a focal area of​ ​Bristol with new buildings and features redeveloped in the last ten years, attracting numerous visitors by the diversity of attractions and beautiful views. There is a strong​ ​relationship between the satisfactory of the visitors and local people with the water quality in the Harbour. The freshness and beauty of the water body would please people as well as benefit the aquatic ecosystems. As we are entering a data-rich era, this pilot project aims to explore the concept of using​ ​ video cameras and smart sensors to collect and monitor water quality condition at the Bristol harbourside. The video cameras and smart sensors are connected to the Bristol Is Open network, an open programmable city platform. This will be the​ first​ attempt to collect water quality data in real time in the​ ​Bristol urban area with the wireless network. The videos and images of the water body collected by the cameras will be correlated with the in-situ water quality parameters for research​ ​purposes. The successful implementation of the sensors can attract more academic researchers and industrial partners to expand the sensor network to multiple locations​ ​around the city covering the other parts of the Harbour and River Avon, leading to a new generation of urban system infrastructure model.

  19. 2 February 2010-Bristol University Vice-Chancellor E. Thomas visiting SM18 hall with Beams Department Head P. Collier and Technology Department Senior Engineer R. Veness; signing the guest book with CERN Director-General R. Heuer.

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    Maximilien Brice

    2010-01-01

    Caption for photograph 1239013 from left to right: University of Bristol and CMS Collaboration D. Newbold; University of Bristol Team Leader and LHCb Collaboration N. Brook; Bristol University Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research G. Orpen; Beams Department Head P. Collier; Bristol University Vice-Chancellor E. Thomas;Technology Department Senior Engineer R. Veness in the SM18 hall.

  20. Bristol Bay Beluga hearing sensitivity data collected from 2012-09-02 to 2014-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0140481)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Hearing sensitivity data was collected on beluga whales in Bristol Bay with auditory evoked potential (AEP) methods for the frequencies 4, 8, 11.2, 16, 22.5, 32, 45,...

  1. Population structure and genetic diversity of the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis in Bristol, UK.

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    Hawksworth, Joseph; Levy, Max; Smale, Chloe; Cheung, Dean; Whittle, Alice; Longhurst, Denise; Muir, Peter; Gibson, Wendy

    2015-08-01

    The protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis is the causative agent of trichomoniasis, an extremely common, but non-life-threatening, sexually-transmitted disease throughout the world. Recent population genetics studies of T. vaginalis have detected high genetic diversity and revealed a two-type population structure, associated with phenotypic differences in sensitivity to metronidazole, the drug commonly used for treatment, and presence of T. vaginalis virus. There is currently a lack of data on UK isolates; most isolates examined to date are from the US. Here we used a recently described system for multilocus sequence typing (MLST) of T. vaginalis to study diversity of clinical isolates from Bristol, UK. We used MLST to characterise 23 clinical isolates of T. vaginalis collected from female patients during 2013. Seven housekeeping genes were PCR-amplified for each isolate and sequenced. The concatenated sequences were then compared with data from other MLST-characterised isolates available from http://tvaginalis.mlst.net/ to analyse the population structure and construct phylogenetic trees. Among the 23 isolates from the Bristol population of T. vaginalis, we found 23 polymorphic nucleotide sites, 25 different alleles and 19 sequence types (genotypes). Most isolates had a unique genotype, in agreement with the high levels of heterogeneity observed elsewhere in the world. A two-type population structure was evident from population genetic analysis and phylogenetic reconstruction split the isolates into two major clades. Tests for recombination in the Bristol population of T. vaginalis gave conflicting results, suggesting overall a clonal pattern of reproduction. We conclude that the Bristol population of T. vaginalis parasites conforms to the two-type population structure found in most other regions of the world. We found the MLST scheme to be an efficient genotyping method. The online MLST database provides a useful repository and resource that will prove

  2. Final Project Report, Bristol Bay Native Corporation Wind and Hydroelectric Feasibility Study

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    Vaught, Douglas J.

    2007-03-31

    The Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) grant project focused on conducting nine wind resource studies in eight communities in the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska and was administered as a collaborative effort between BBNC, the Alaska Energy Authority, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Nushagak Electric Cooperative (NEC), Naknek Electric Association (NEA), and several individual village utilities in the region. BBNC’s technical contact and the project manager for this study was Douglas Vaught, P.E., of V3 Energy, LLC, in Eagle River, Alaska. The Bristol Bay region of Alaska is comprised of 29 communities ranging in size from the hub community of Dillingham with a population of approximately 3,000 people, to a few Native Alaska villages that have a few tens of residents. Communities chosen for inclusion in this project were Dillingham, Naknek, Togiak, New Stuyahok, Kokhanok, Perryville, Clark’s Point, and Koliganek. Selection criteria for conduction of wind resource assessments in these communities included population and commercial activity, utility interest, predicted Class 3 or better wind resource, absence of other sources of renewable energy, and geographical coverage of the region. Beginning with the first meteorological tower installation in October 2003, wind resource studies were completed at all sites with at least one year, and as much as two and a half years, of data. In general, the study results are very promising for wind power development in the region with Class 6 winds measured in Kokhanok; Class 4 winds in New Stuyahok, Clark’s Point, and Koliganek; Class 3 winds in Dillingham, Naknek, and Togiak; and Class 2 winds in Perryville. Measured annual average wind speeds and wind power densities at the 30 meter level varied from a high of 7.87 meters per second and 702 watts per square meter in Kokhanok (Class 6 winds), to a low of 4.60 meters per second and 185 watts per square meter in Perryville (Class 2 winds).

  3. Bristol festival of ideas - Young people's festival of ideas: Class and education

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    Thomson, S.

    2014-01-01

    Programmed by Arnolfini, Bristol - this debate is one of a new series of events looking at critical issues affecting young people today. This event will explore the topic of Class and Education.\\ud \\ud We will be asking the questions What is social class and does it still exist? Is there a class divide across the education system and what is its impact? How can barriers of class be overcome to help young people gain more equal opportunities?\\ud \\ud Our debate opens with a special spoken word ...

  4. Early municipal bacteriology in Brighton, Aberdeen and Bristol: blessing or burden?

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    Hardy, S P; Watson, F R

    2008-01-01

    In contrast to the idea that bacteriology was introduced as a tool for the diagnosis and management of the individual patient, this review highlights the work of the municipal bacteriological laboratory in the United Kingdom to illustrate how bacteriological laboratories were introduced as means to control community epidemic disease. Using the examples of municipal laboratories in Brighton, Bristol and Aberdeen, it shows how public health considerations of community infectious diseases such as diphtheria and typhoid dominated the early development and workload of the municipal laboratory, rather than examination of patients with pathological states of uncertain aetiology. It argues that this public health focus of the Medical Officer of Health limited the range of diagnostic tests carried out in such laboratories for over two decades. The growing number of pathogenic microbes being discovered in the late 19th century appears to have had little impact on the tests being carried out in the municipal laboratory. Municipal bacteriological facilities in three towns, a central municipal laboratory (in Brighton), a central university pathological department (Aberdeen) or a combination of both (Bristol) all provided the same limited set of tests. This restricted set of bacteriological examinations is likely to have diminished the value and status of bacteriology in what should have been a period of increasing scope.

  5. Ernest Victor Davey (1888-1957) a mechanical dentist and dentists in North Bristol at the time of the First World War.

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    Stephens, Chris

    2015-01-01

    Ernest Davey practised dentistry in Bristol until 1924 when his lack of a dental qualification restricted him to work as a dental technician. He appears to have served in this capacity in France during the First World War before returning to Bristol in 1919 where he spent the rest of his life.

  6. 77 FR 33213 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska-Peer Review...

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    2012-06-05

    ... with its role under the Clean Water Act. The assessment is intended to provide a scientific and... or application is not available for the porphyry copper deposits in the Bristol Bay watershed. EPA developed a hypothetical mine scenario for its risk assessment. Given the type and location of copper...

  7. The Bristol Hip View: Its Role in the Diagnosis and Surgical Planning and Occult Fracture Diagnosis for Proximal Femoral Fractures

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    J. Harding

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim. To evaluate whether a modified radiographic view of the femoral neck improves the diagnosis of occult proximal femoral. Materials and Methods. Prospective study of patients presenting with clinically suspected proximal femoral fractures or who underwent traditional plain radiographic views and the Bristol hip view (a 30-degree angled projection. Six blinded independent observers assessed the images for presence of a fracture, anatomical level, and displacement. Results. 166 consecutive patients presenting with the clinical diagnosis of a proximal femoral fracture, of which 61 sustained a fracture. Six of these were deemed occult due to negative plain and had proven fractures on subsequent cross-sectional imaging. The Bristol hip view demonstrated five of these six fractures. It performed better than the traditional lateral hip view to identify the injury. The Bristol hip view predicted correctly the fracture type and displacement in all cases and missed only one of the occult fractures. Conclusion. The Bristol hip view is more sensitive and clearer than a lateral projection for patients. It adds useful diagnostic information and performs better than the traditional views in occult fractures. Its use may prevent the need for further cross sectional imaging and subsequent surgical delay.

  8. Entre hybridité et univocité culturelles : aspects du multiculturalisme britannique à Bristol

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    Vincent Latour

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article tentera de montrer si la Grande-Bretagne en général et son modèle multiculturel en particulier peuvent s'accommoder de l’hybridité culturelle, voire l’encourager. A contrario le multiculturalisme britannique peut-il générer, sciemment ou non, un refus de cette hybridité ? Des données qualitatives de terrain, glanées entre 2000 et 2005, à la faveur des enquêtes menées à Easton et St Paul's, deux inner cities de Bristol, sont apportées pour appuyer l’analyse. L’évolution récente de ce modèle amènera des interrogations sur son devenir, ainsi que sur l'hybridation d'autres modes de gestion de la diversité en Europe, notamment le modèle républicain français.This article attempts to evaluate whether Britain in general and its multicultural model in particular can accomodate cultural hybridity and even encourage it, or whether British multiculturalism generates, knowingly or not, a refusal of that hybridity. Qualititative fieldwork between 2000 and 2005 in two inner city Bristol wards, Easton and St. Paul’s, is used to back up the analysis. The recent evolution of the British model leads to questions about its future, and the hybridation of other models of the governance of diversity in Europe, in particular the French republican model.

  9. Migratory pattern of adult sockeye salmon, Oncorrhynchus nerka, in Bristol Bay as related to the distribution of their home-river waters

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The stocks of sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska, are produced in the lakes and streams of 10 major river systems, which discharge into the bay over a shoreline...

  10. Aerial reconnaissance of emperor geese and associated waterbirds on the Bristol Bay coastal fringe, Northern Alaska Peninsula, between Kvichak Bay and Port Moller, 25 April 1986

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — A aerial reconnaissance was conducted along the Bristol Bay coast of the northern Alaska Peninsula, between Kvichak Bay and Port Moller on 25 April 1986, prior to...

  11. I’m Sorry I Don’t Have a Story: An Essay Involving Interactive Documentary, Bristol and Hypertext

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    Adrian Miles

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available From the Introduction:I don’t know what this is, which is a strange place from which to begin. This is unsettling, for as an academic I am trained and acculturated to displaying a certainty of manner — a certainty that many of my students and conference colleagues would attest I have down pat. It begins from Bristol. It begins from Alisa Lebow’s presentation at the 2016 i–Docs conference about her interactive documentary Filming Revolution. It begins from what I was reading during my thirty hours of travel between Melbourne and Bristol. It begins from the question that gnawed and nagged at me after Alisa’s keynote in Bristol. It begins in my body. Not much of an introduction, is it? This writing reintroduces hypertext as a specific and material way of making and performing knowledge and proposes it as a valuable precursor to interactive documentary and what I am describing as computational nonfiction. What I say here about hypertext, Filming Revolution as an interactive documentary, and story, are a prolegomena toward what computational nonfiction might be as a broader field that might encompass computers, technodigital practice, and networks. Oh, it was originally written as hypertext, and translating it into something more linear and sequential sees its looping rhythms, redundancies, and recursiveness become clumsy stutterings and repetitions.  

  12. Birds of the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel: their current status and key environmental issues.

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    Burton, N H K; Musgrove, A J; Rehfisch, M M; Clark, N A

    2010-01-01

    The Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel encompass a number of designated sites supporting populations of waterbirds and seabirds that are of national or international importance, including the Severn Estuary and Burry Inlet Special Protection Areas (SPAs)/Ramsar Sites and Carmarthen Bay, the UK's first marine SPA. Here, we provide an overview of the present numbers and trends of the waterbirds and seabirds using these sites, updating previous reviews undertaken prior to these designations. We further provide a summary of the main issues that have affected the status of the area's bird populations. Declines in the numbers of waders on the Severn Estuary and the southwest over the last two decades have been linked to climate change. The Sea Empress oil-spill impacted both breeding seabirds and the wintering Common Scoters in Carmarthen Bay, though numbers of the latter recovered 3years after the spill. At the Burry Inlet, Oystercatcher numbers have fallen over the last 25years and considerable research has been undertaken into the conflict with cockle and mussel fisheries. A long-term study at Cardiff Bay, at the mouth of the Severn, revealed a significant impact on the survival of Redshanks following its impoundment and has helped to further understanding of responses of waterbirds to estuarine habitat loss. The potential impacts of the construction of a tidal power scheme on the Severn Estuary are also discussed. (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Excavations in 2014 at Wade Street, Bristol - a documentary and archaeological analysis

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    Nick Corcos

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available A staged programme of historical research and archaeological fieldwork, involving a desk-based assessment in 2000 (Smith and Erskine 2000, an evaluation in 2013 (Mason 2013, and an excavation followed by a watching brief in 2014, the latter two by Avon Archaeology Ltd, was undertaken in order to mitigate the archaeological impact of a proposed residential development on a site of 1,260m² at the corner and on the north-west side of Little Anne Street and Wade Street, St Jude’s, Bristol. The site was formerly occupied by residential dwellings, originally established in the very early 18th century as part of a then newly planned development of artisans’ houses. In combination, the data from these studies indicate that the Wade Street site has a history of continuous occupation, from c. 1700 until the buildings on it were removed in the years on either side of the Second World War as part of a so-called 'slum clearance' project. A very small assemblage of medieval pottery recovered from the lower contexts of the site during the excavation hints at some level of activity in the vicinity during the medieval period. This publication offers an opportunity to link the results of the fieldwork to an outline study of a sample of the 19th-century census records, to give a picture of the social dynamics of a highly diverse community in the second half of that century, and which presents a surprisingly mixed picture of both long stability, and incessant change in terms of the movement of people into and out of this part of Wade Street.

  14. The effects of centralisation of vascular surgical services in the Bath, Bristol and Weston area on the carotid endarterectomy pathway.

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    Partridge, E; Brooks, M; Curd, C; Davis, V; Oates, C; McGeeney, D

    2017-11-01

    Introduction Patients who experience a transient ischaemic attack are at the highest risk of having a subsequent stroke immediately after their symptoms. A carotid endarterectomy should be performed on symptomatic, surgically suitable patients who present with a greater than 50% North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial stenosis of the internal carotid artery within 2 weeks of their symptoms. This study aimed to determine whether the effectiveness of the carotid endarterectomy pathway has been impacted by the centralisation of vascular surgical services in the Bath, Bristol and Weston area. Materials and Methods From October 2013 to October 2015, critical steps in the patient carotid endarterectomy pathway that vascular surgeons from the Royal United Hospital Bath, Bristol Royal Infirmary and North Bristol NHS Trust input into the Royal College of Surgeons National Vascular Registry were collected. The dates of patient's symptoms, referral, first scan, surgical team review and surgery were analysed. Results Carotid endarterectomy data was collected for 261 patients. Overall, no significant difference in median time (days) from symptom to surgery from precentralisation data compared with post-centralisation data was seen (P = .175), with 65% patients meeting the national target of symptom to surgery in less than 14days. Discussion and Conclusion Centralisation has not significantly impacted the overall efficiency of the carotid endarterectomy pathway. This study highlights areas where improvement across the vascular network is required. This includes addressing the 35% patients that are not currently meeting the 14-day target and standardising the provision of care to outlying communities. Further follow-up is required to assess the longer term effects of centralisation.

  15. Bristol girls dance project feasibility study: using a pilot economic evaluation to inform design of a full trial.

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    Powell, Jane E; Carroll, Fran E; Sebire, Simon J; Haase, Anne M; Jago, Russell

    2013-12-20

    There is currently little guidance for pilot trial economic evaluation where health outcomes and costs are influenced by a range of wider determinants and factors. This article presents the findings of a pilot economic evaluation study running alongside the Bristol Girls Dance Project (BGDP) feasibility study. 3-arm, cluster randomised, controlled pilot trial and economic evaluation. 7 schools (n=210) from the Bristol and greater Bristol area, UK were randomly allocated to the intervention arm 3 schools (n=90) and the control arm 4 schools (n=120). Girls aged 11-12 years with parental consent were provided with two, 90 min dance sessions per week for 9 weeks at school facilities. Programme costs and girls' preferences for attributes of dance and preferences for competing leisure time activities were measured. The mainstream average cost of the BGDP programme (not including research, control and dance teacher training costs) per school was $2126.40, £1329 and €1555 and per participant was $70.90, £44.31 and €51.84 in 2010-2011 prices. Discrete choice experiment (DCE) methods are acceptable to girls of this age indicating time available for other leisure activities on dance class days is the attribute girls valued most and 2 h leisure time remaining preferred to 3 h. This pilot study indicates that providing full cost data for a future trial of the BGDP programme is feasible and practical. There is no evidence from preference data to support adjustment to intervention design. A future economic evaluation is likely to be successful utilising the resource use checklist developed. The importance of categorising separately resources used to develop, prepare, deliver and maintain the programme to estimate mainstream costs accurately is demonstrated.

  16. Bristol Girls Dance Project Feasibility Trial: outcome and process evaluation results

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Many adolescent girls do not engage in sufficient physical activity (PA. This study examined the feasibility of conducting a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT to evaluate an after-school dance program to increase PA among 11–12 year old girls in Bristol, UK. Methods Three-arm, cluster RCT. Three secondary schools were assigned to intervention arm. Intervention participants received a 9-week dance program with 2, 90-minute dance classes per week. Participants at 2 control schools received incentives for data collection. Participants at 2 additional control schools received incentives and a delayed dance workshop. Accelerometer data were collected at baseline (time 0, during the last week of the dance program (time 1 and 20 weeks after the start of the study (time 2. Weekly attendance, enjoyment and perceived exertion were assessed in intervention participants. Post-study qualitative work was conducted with intervention participants and personnel. Results 40.1% of girls provided consent to be in the study. The mean number of girls attending at least one dance session per week ranged from 15.4 to 25.9. There was greater number of participants for whom accelerometer data were collected in control arms. The mean attendance was 13.3 sessions (maximum = 18. Perceived exertion ratings indicated that the girls did not find the sessions challenging. The dance teachers reported that the program content would benefit from revisions including less creative task time, a broader range of dance genres and improved behavioral management policies. At time 2, the 95% confidence intervals suggest between 5 and 12 minutes more weekday MVPA in the intervention group compared with the control incentives only group, and between 6 minutes fewer and 1 minute more compared with the control incentives plus workshop group. Between 14 and 24 schools would be required to detect a difference of 10 minutes in mean weekday MVPA between

  17. Health promotion and the social gradient: the free swimming initiative for children and young people in Bristol.

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    Audrey, S; Wheeler, B W; Mills, J; Ben-Shlomo, Y

    2012-11-01

    To examine whether the free swimming initiative in Bristol was associated with higher uptake in more affluent areas ('inverse use law'). Secondary analysis of statistical data on free swimming session attendances in Bristol, recorded from January to June 2010. Individual postcode data were linked to lower-layer super output area (LSOA) of residence and the specific pool attended. The dataset comprised 58,582 swims by 13,881 unique individuals between January and June 2010. The influence of age group, gender, season, distance from pool and area deprivation score (English Index of Multiple Deprivation) on swimming uptake rates was examined. Higher uptake rates were found amongst girls and older children. Higher attendance was also related to proximity to pool and warmer season. No association was found between area deprivation and uptake rate (P = 0.31). Lower uptake rates in deprived areas were more marked if they were further away from a pool and in the winter season (P-value for interactions swimming initiative in England may have removed an opportunity to promote physical activity across the social gradient. The evaluation of public health initiatives should examine effects across the social gradient, and clarify which aspects of interventions enhance the participation of poorer sections of society. Copyright © 2012 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. [Bristol Stool Chart: Prospective and monocentric study of "stools introspection" in healthy subjects].

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    Amarenco, G

    2014-09-01

    The Bristol Stool Chart (BSC) allows patients to identify their stool form using seven different images with accompanying written descriptors. Stool form was found to correlate better than stool frequency with whole-gut transit as measured by a radio-opaque marker study. This score is widely used in order to verify the presence of a constipation and to evaluate the therapeutic impact of various treatments. In our clinical practice, we was strongly surprised by the facility and the great precision of the patients to report their stool form, meaning that they usually and daily verify these stools. We wanted to precise the goals of a such attitude. Two questionnaires were proposed to healthy and voluntary subjects. Q1 was supposedly presented in order to verify the sensibility of a French version of BSC in a healthy population. Thus, Q1 precised the difficulties or not to understand pictures and written descriptors, asked about exhaustive analysis by means of BSC of stool form and bowel condition. All subjects with history of ano-rectal disorders or specific treatment for bowel dysfunction were excluded. After Q1 fulfilled, Q2 was proposed to the subjects. Q2 was designed to precise the goals of the patient when he look at his stool and the frequency of such an investigation. Finally a specific question concerning the subject opinion about this behavior in terms of bothersome, shame, or metaphysic interrogation. Eighty-five healthy subjects were recruited (42 female and 43 male). Mean age was 37.2 (sd = 15.7). Mean score of BCS was 2.07 (sd =1.05) (2.07 for female and 1.81 for male, P = 0.22). Number of categories of stool form was only 1 in 40%, 2 categories in 31%, 3 in 19%, 4 in 10%. Presence of a constipation defined by category 1 or 2 was found in 17% (23% in F, 12% in M, P = 0.075). Precision of BSC was noted as excellent in 68%, moderated in 18% and poor in 14%. BSC was considered as easy to use in 75%. Frequency of inspection of feces was systematic for 37%, 1

  19. The BRIDGE HadCM3 family of climate models: HadCM3@Bristol v1.0

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    Valdes, Paul J.; Armstrong, Edward; Badger, Marcus P. S.; Bradshaw, Catherine D.; Bragg, Fran; Crucifix, Michel; Davies-Barnard, Taraka; Day, Jonathan J.; Farnsworth, Alex; Gordon, Chris; Hopcroft, Peter O.; Kennedy, Alan T.; Lord, Natalie S.; Lunt, Dan J.; Marzocchi, Alice; Parry, Louise M.; Pope, Vicky; Roberts, William H. G.; Stone, Emma J.; Tourte, Gregory J. L.; Williams, Jonny H. T.

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    Understanding natural and anthropogenic climate change processes involves using computational models that represent the main components of the Earth system: the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, and land surface. These models have become increasingly computationally expensive as resolution is increased and more complex process representations are included. However, to gain robust insight into how climate may respond to a given forcing, and to meaningfully quantify the associated uncertainty, it is often required to use either or both ensemble approaches and very long integrations. For this reason, more computationally efficient models can be very valuable tools. Here we provide a comprehensive overview of the suite of climate models based around the HadCM3 coupled general circulation model. This model was developed at the UK Met Office and has been heavily used during the last 15 years for a range of future (and past) climate change studies, but has now been largely superseded for many scientific studies by more recently developed models. However, it continues to be extensively used by various institutions, including the BRIDGE (Bristol Research Initiative for the Dynamic Global Environment) research group at the University of Bristol, who have made modest adaptations to the base HadCM3 model over time. These adaptations mean that the original documentation is not entirely representative, and several other relatively undocumented configurations are in use. We therefore describe the key features of a number of configurations of the HadCM3 climate model family, which together make up HadCM3@Bristol version 1.0. In order to differentiate variants that have undergone development at BRIDGE, we have introduced the letter B into the model nomenclature. We include descriptions of the atmosphere-only model (HadAM3B), the coupled model with a low-resolution ocean (HadCM3BL), the high-resolution atmosphere-only model (HadAM3BH), and the regional model (HadRM3B). These also include

  20. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

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    ... weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. 334.1280 Section 334.1280 Navigation and Navigable... REGULATIONS § 334.1280 Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force. (a... enforced by the Commander, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force, Seattle, Washington, or such agencies as he...

  1. Simple diagnostic approach to childhood fecal retention using the Leech score and Bristol stool form scale in medical practice.

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    Koh, Hong; Lee, Mi Jung; Kim, Myung Joon; Shin, Jae Il; Chung, Ki Sup

    2010-02-01

    To assess fecal retention, plain abdominal radiography is frequently used to complement the clinical history and physical examination, and three scoring systems have been proposed by Barr, Blethyn, and Leech on a single abdominal radiography. The aim of the present study was to find simple and useful diagnostic tools for an approach to fecal retention by correlation of the three scoring systems with the clinical characteristics. This study included 76 children (5.6-15.4 years, male : female = 33:43) who presented with various gastrointestinal complaints and 20 healthy children from the years 2004-2008. Defecation characteristics, abdominal pain, anorexia and nausea, the Bristol stool form scale, and colonic transit time were studied. Plain abdominal radiographs were independently scored with the three scoring systems by a pediatrician and a radiologist. The k-value of the Leech score (0.912) between two of the observers was higher than the others (Barr 0.870 and Blethyn 0.670), and the correlation coefficients of the Leech scoring system by a pediatrician in relation to the colonic transit time (r = 0.861, P constipated children. Furthermore, there were statistically significant associations between the Leech scoring system and the defecation frequency per week (r = -0.569 and -0.625 in two observers) or abdominal pain (r = 0.574 and 0.567). The Leech score and the Bristol stool form scale may be simple and useful diagnostic tools for pediatricians to access childhood fecal loading in outpatient clinics along with a thorough clinical history.

  2. Dtags beluga whale data collected from Bristol Bay by Alaska Fisheries Scientific Center, National Marine Mammal Laboratory from 2011-05-01 to 2014-08-31 (NCEI Accession 0142174)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Suction cup attached multi-sensor tags were placed on beluga whales in Bristol Bay, Alaska, to collect depth, 3D acceleration and sound. Data were coupled with...

  3. Nearshore fish survey in northern Bristol Bay, Alaska conducted from 2009-07 to 2009-08 by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management division (NCEI Accession 0144625)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The project consisted of a nearshore fish, invertebrate, and habitat survey in northern Bristol Bay, Alaska. A 32-ft. gillnet vessel, the F/V Willow was chartered...

  4. Herring spawning and other data from aircraft from Bristol Bay and other locations as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 12 April 1976 to 12 July 1976 (NODC Accession 7601910)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Herring spawning and other data were collected from aircraft from Bristol Bay and other locations as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment...

  5. Supporting open access to clinical trial data for researchers: The Duke Clinical Research Institute-Bristol-Myers Squibb Supporting Open Access to Researchers Initiative.

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    Pencina, Michael J; Louzao, Darcy M; McCourt, Brian J; Adams, Monique R; Tayyabkhan, Rehbar H; Ronco, Peter; Peterson, Eric D

    2016-02-01

    There are growing calls for sponsors to increase transparency by providing access to clinical trial data. In response, Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Duke Clinical Research Institute have collaborated on a new initiative, Supporting Open Access to Researchers. The aim is to facilitate open sharing of Bristol-Myers Squibb trial data with interested researchers. Key features of the Supporting Open Access to Researchers data sharing model include an independent review committee that ensures expert consideration of each proposal, stringent data deidentification/anonymization and protection of patient privacy, requirement of prespecified statistical analysis plans, and independent review of manuscripts before submission for publication. We believe that these approaches will promote open science by allowing investigators to verify trial results as well as to pursue interesting secondary uses of trial data without compromising scientific integrity. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Paleobotany and palynology of the Bristol Hill Coal Member (Bond Formation) and Friendsville Coal Member (Mattoon Formation) of the Illinois Basin (Upper Pennsylvania)

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    Willard, D.A.; Phillips, T.L. [US Geological Survey, Reston, VA (United States)

    1993-12-01

    Late Pennsylvanian coal swamps of the Illinois Basin were dominated by Psaronius tree ferns with a spatially heterogeneous distribution of medullosan pteridosperms (subdominant), calamites, sigillarian lycopsids, and cordaites. Miospore and coal-ball plant assemblages from the Missourian-age Bristol Hill Coal Member (Bond Formation) and Friendsville Coal Member (Mattoon Formation) of southeastern Illinois were quantified to analyze vegetational patterns in Late Pennsylvanian peat swamps and to compare vegetational composition of the coals.

  7. The Bristol Stool Form Scale: its translation to Portuguese, cultural adaptation and validation Traducción, adaptación cultural y validación de la "Bristol Stool Form Scale" Tradução, adaptação cultural e validação da Bristol Stool Form Scale para a população brasileira

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    Anna Paula Martinez

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The Bristol Stool Form Scale is used for describing feces. The objective of this research was its translation, cultural adaptation and validation for Brazil. The methodology was translation, back-translation and discussion. Validation involved 85 nurses, 80 doctors, and 80 patients, who correlated images of seven types of feces with the descriptions. Results: there was a difference in sex distribution, with males predominating among the doctors and females among nurses and patients. In relation to concordance between definitions and pictures, the highest percentage was in type 5 in all three groups and the lowest was in types 6 and 7 for the doctors, in type 3 for the nurses, and type 6 for the patients. The general Kappa index was 0.826. Conclusion: the scale demonstrated high reliability for all the groups studied.La "Bristol Stool Form Scale" es usada para describir las heces. Objetivo: traducción, adaptación cultural y la validación para ser utilizada en Brasil. Metodología: Fue realizada la traducción, la traducción inversa y la discusión final. Para validar, se incluyeron 85 enfermeros y 80 médicos y pacientes que correlacionaron diseños de siete tipos de heces con descripciones. Resultados - Hubo diferencia en cuanto a la distribución del sexo con predominio masculino entre los médicos y femenino para los enfermeros y pacientes. Con respecto a la concordancia entre los conceptos y las imágenes, la mayor concordancia fue del tipo 5 en cuanto que el de menor correspondencia para los médicos fueron los tipos 6 y 7, para los enfermeros el 3 y el 6 para los pacientes. El índice de Kappa general fue de 0,826. Conclusión: Los valores obtenidos demuestran la alta confiabilidad de este cuestionario con respecto a los grupos estudiados.A Escala de Bristol para Consistência de Fezes é usada na descrição de fezes. O objetivo deste estudo foi realizar a tradução, adaptação cultural e validação para o Brasil, dessa escala. Como

  8. Hydrologic Alterations from Climate Change Inform Assessment of Ecological Risk to Pacific Salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

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    Cameron Wobus

    Full Text Available We developed an integrated hydrologic model of the upper Nushagak and Kvichak watersheds in the Bristol Bay region of southwestern Alaska, a region under substantial development pressure from large-scale copper mining. We incorporated climate change scenarios into this model to evaluate how hydrologic regimes and stream temperatures might change in a future climate, and to summarize indicators of hydrologic alteration that are relevant to salmon habitat ecology and life history. Model simulations project substantial changes in mean winter flow, peak flow dates, and water temperature by 2100. In particular, we find that annual hydrographs will no longer be dominated by a single spring thaw event, but will instead be characterized by numerous high flow events throughout the winter. Stream temperatures increase in all future scenarios, although these temperature increases are moderated relative to air temperatures by cool baseflow inputs during the summer months. Projected changes to flow and stream temperature could influence salmon through alterations in the suitability of spawning gravels, changes in the duration of incubation, increased growth during juvenile stages, and increased exposure to chronic and acute temperature stress. These climate-modulated changes represent a shifting baseline in salmon habitat quality and quantity in the future, and an important consideration to adequately assess the types and magnitude of risks associated with proposed large-scale mining in the region.

  9. How collaborative governance can facilitate quality learning for sustainability in cities: A comparative case study of Bristol, Kitakyushu and Tongyeong

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    Ofei-Manu, Paul; Didham, Robert J.; Byun, Won Jung; Phillips, Rebecca; Dickella Gamaralalage, Premakumara Jagath; Rees, Sian

    2017-09-01

    Quality learning for sustainability can have a transformative effect in terms of promoting empowerment, leadership and wise investments in individual and collective lives and regenerating the local economies of cities, making them more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. It can also help cities move towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Effecting the transformation of cities into Learning Cities, however, requires changes in the structure of governance. Drawing on interviews with key informants as well as secondary data, this article examines how collaborative governance has facilitated quality learning for sustainability in Bristol (United Kingdom), Kitakyushu (Japan) and Tongyeong (Republic of Korea). Focusing on a conceptual framework and practical application of learning initiatives, this comparative study reveals how these cities' governance mechanisms and institutional structures supported initiatives premised on cooperative learning relationships. While recognising differences in the scope and depth of the learning initiatives and the need for further improvements, the authors found evidence of general support for the governance structures and mechanisms for learning in these cities. The authors conclude by recommending that (1) to implement the Learning Cities concept based on UNESCO's Key Features of Learning Cities, recognition should be given to existing sustainability-related learning initiatives in cities; (2) collaborative governance of the Learning Cities concept at both local and international levels should be streamlined; and (3) UNESCO's Global Network of Learning Cities could serve as a hub for sharing education/learning resources and experiences for other international city-related programmes as an important contribution to the implementation of the SDGs.

  10. Test-retest reliability and smallest detectable change of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire.

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    Palmer, S; Manns, S; Cramp, F; Lewis, R; Clark, E M

    2017-12-01

    The Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire is a patient-reported outcome measure developed in conjunction with adults with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). It has demonstrated strong concurrent validity with the Short Form-36 (SF-36) physical component score but other psychometric properties have yet to be established. This study aimed to determine its test-retest reliability and smallest detectable change (SDC). A test-retest reliability study. Participants were recruited from the Hypermobility Syndromes Association, a patient organisation in the United Kingdom. Recruitment packs were sent to 1080 adults who had given permission to be contacted about research. BIoH and SF-36 questionnaires were administered at baseline and repeated two weeks later. An 11-point global rating of change scale (-5 to +5) was also administered at two weeks. Test-retest analysis and calculation of the SDC was conducted on 'stable' patients (defined as global rating of change -1 to +1). 462 responses were received. 233 patients reported a 'stable' condition and were included in analysis (95% women; mean (SD) age 44.5 (13.9) years; BIoH score 223.6 (54.0)). The BIoH questionnaire demonstrated excellent test-retest reliability (ICC 0.923, 95% CI 0.900-0.940). The SDC was 42 points (equivalent to 19% of the mean baseline score). The SF-36 physical and mental component scores demonstrated poorer test-retest reliability and larger SDCs (as a proportion of the mean baseline scores). The results provide further evidence of the potential of the BIoH questionnaire to underpin research and clinical practice for people with JHS. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. The career intentions, work-life balance and retirement plans of dental undergraduates at the University of Bristol.

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    Puryer, J; Patel, A

    2016-02-26

    Aim To investigate the career intentions, work-life balance and retirement plans of dental undergraduates at the University of Bristol in 2015.Method Cross-sectional survey of 210 clinical undergraduates using an anonymous self-report questionnaire.Results The response rate was 79%. The majority (81.7%) were 'satisfied' or 'extremely satisfied' with their choice of career. The majority (78.7%) felt men and women are equally likely to succeed in dentistry, although 42.9% felt men had an advantage over women with regards to career success. The majority (81.6%) intend on working within general practice, 11.3% within hospital dental services and 2.1% within community dental services. The majority (70.5%) intend to specialise within dentistry. Only 1.8% of participants intend on providing only National Health Service (NHS) dental treatment whereas the 86.5% would provide both NHS and private dental treatment. Fifteen years after qualifying, 52.2% plan to work part-time, and 37.8% intend on retiring at the age of 60 or below. The majority (86.6%) felt that childcare should be shared equally between both parents. Female students intend to take more time out of their career to concentrate on childcare and felt that having a child would affect their career more than males.Conclusion The anticipated career plans, work-life balance and retirement plans of undergraduates change over time, and further research should be carried out to monitor future career intentions of dental students in order to help with dental workforce planning.

  12. Concentrations of Cd, Zn and Cu in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK.

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    Culshaw, Caroline; Newton, Lyn C; Weir, Iain; Bird, David J

    2002-01-01

    Cd, Zn and Cu levels were determined in sediments and Crangon crangon from 9 sites in the Severn Estuary/Bristol Channel during winter 1999. Metal levels in both shrimp and sediments varied significantly between sites and were related to proximity of input and/or sediment type. In the upper Estuary, Cd levels in shrimp were 100x higher than other reported values whereas sediment Cd contamination was comparable. It is suggested that high Cd levels in shrimp are due to the high inputs and enhanced bioavailability of metal during winter.

  13. Medium timescale stability of tidal mudflats in Bridgwater Bay, Bristol Channel, UK: Influence of tides, waves and climate

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    Kirby, Jason R.; Kirby, Robert

    2008-11-01

    This paper presents the results of an 11-year study into mudflat elevation changes within the intertidal zone at Stert Flats in Bridgwater Bay, Somerset. This site is located in the outer Severn Estuary/inner Bristol Channel which is a macro-hypertidal regime dominated by physical processes, characterized by strong tidal currents, high turbidity and a significant degree of exposure to wind generated waves. Two transects of stakes were installed perpendicular to the coast, extending seawards 300 m from the edge of the saltmarsh onto the mudflats, against which variations in accretion or erosion could be measured. The mudflats themselves consisted of an underlying consolidated clay of Holocene age and a surface veneer of fluid mud and/or mobile sand patches which varied both spatially and temporally. Mudflat development was recorded over both short-term (monthly/seasonal) and medium-term (inter-annual) timescales. The results display a significant degree of scatter over all timescales. Such variability in response may be expected in such a dynamic system where noise can be attributed to a combination of factors such as the mobility of surface fluid mud and sand patches and the migration of the underlying ridge-runnel drainage network. Despite this, the expected short-term variations related to neap-spring tidal conditions and seasonal influences were observed at a number of locations on the transects although these were weakly expressed. The over-riding feature of the profiles is a consistent long-term trend of erosion which appears to be masking shorter term trends within the dataset. Viewed over the 11-year period, the changes in mudflat elevation closely match the pattern of the index of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) during the 1990s, suggesting a strong climatic control over mudflat development on a medium-term/decadal scale. Most profiles display a strong erosional trend during the early 1990s when the NAO index was positive. The erosional trend peaked in

  14. Use of the femoral vein ('groin injecting' by a sample of needle exchange clients in Bristol, UK

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Use of the femoral vein for intravenous access by injecting drug users (IDUs (commonly called 'groin injecting' is a practice that is often observed but on which little is written in the literature. The purpose of this study was to describe self-reported data from a sample of groin injectors on the natural history and rationale regarding their groin injecting, to inform future research and the development of appropriate harm reduction strategies. Methods A convenience sample of groin injectors willing to participate in a semi-structured interview were recruited through the Bristol Drugs Project Harm Reduction Service. The interviews were conducted over the period of one week. Data on transition to groin injecting, rationale for use and incidence of problems were collected. Results Forty seven IDUs currently injecting in their femoral vein ('groin' were interviewed, 66% (n = 31 male and 34% (n = 16 female. Their mean age was 31 yrs (range 17 to 50 yrs; SD = 7.7. The mean length of time since first injecting episode was 9.6 yrs (range 6 mths to 30 yrs; SD = 7.0. The mean length of time since use of the groin began was 2.6 years (range 1 mth to 15 yrs; SD = 3.3. The mean length of time between first injection and first use of the groin was 7.0 yrs (SD = 7.0. One person had used no other area for venous access prior to using the groin, nine people had used one, nine people had used two, 10 people had used three, five people had used four and 13 people had used more than four areas. The main reason given for starting to inject in the groin was that 'no other sites were left'. However further discussion identified this meant no other convenient sites were accessible. Practises such as the rotation of injecting sites, as advocated in many harm reduction leaflets, were reported to be difficult and unreliable. The risk of missing the vein and subsequently losing the 'hit' was considered high. Use of the non-dominant hand to administer

  15. The BRIDGE HadCM3 family of climate models: HadCM3@Bristol v1.0

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    P. J. Valdes

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Understanding natural and anthropogenic climate change processes involves using computational models that represent the main components of the Earth system: the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, and land surface. These models have become increasingly computationally expensive as resolution is increased and more complex process representations are included. However, to gain robust insight into how climate may respond to a given forcing, and to meaningfully quantify the associated uncertainty, it is often required to use either or both ensemble approaches and very long integrations. For this reason, more computationally efficient models can be very valuable tools. Here we provide a comprehensive overview of the suite of climate models based around the HadCM3 coupled general circulation model. This model was developed at the UK Met Office and has been heavily used during the last 15 years for a range of future (and past climate change studies, but has now been largely superseded for many scientific studies by more recently developed models. However, it continues to be extensively used by various institutions, including the BRIDGE (Bristol Research Initiative for the Dynamic Global Environment research group at the University of Bristol, who have made modest adaptations to the base HadCM3 model over time. These adaptations mean that the original documentation is not entirely representative, and several other relatively undocumented configurations are in use. We therefore describe the key features of a number of configurations of the HadCM3 climate model family, which together make up HadCM3@Bristol version 1.0. In order to differentiate variants that have undergone development at BRIDGE, we have introduced the letter B into the model nomenclature. We include descriptions of the atmosphere-only model (HadAM3B, the coupled model with a low-resolution ocean (HadCM3BL, the high-resolution atmosphere-only model (HadAM3BH, and the regional model (HadRM3B

  16. Planning, Development, and Change in Bristol Bay: A High School Curriculum. Teacher Guide and Student Text. Unit V: Oil and Gas Development. Unit VI: Minerals and Mining. Unit VII: State Land Disposal. Revised

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    Lipka, Jerry; Willer, Cristy

    Written with the broad goal of involving high school students in Bristol Bay, Alaska, in the planning and design of their region's future, this combined teacher guide and student text contains the final three units of a seven-unit curriculum. Unit V looks at oil development in the Bering Sea, covering topics such as Alaska's dependence on oil,…

  17. Population genomics of cardiometabolic traits: design of the University College London-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine-Edinburgh-Bristol (UCLEB Consortium.

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    Full Text Available Substantial advances have been made in identifying common genetic variants influencing cardiometabolic traits and disease outcomes through genome wide association studies. Nevertheless, gaps in knowledge remain and new questions have arisen regarding the population relevance, mechanisms, and applications for healthcare. Using a new high-resolution custom single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP array (Metabochip incorporating dense coverage of genomic regions linked to cardiometabolic disease, the University College-London School-Edinburgh-Bristol (UCLEB consortium of highly-phenotyped population-based prospective studies, aims to: (1 fine map functionally relevant SNPs; (2 precisely estimate individual absolute and population attributable risks based on individual SNPs and their combination; (3 investigate mechanisms leading to altered risk factor profiles and CVD events; and (4 use Mendelian randomisation to undertake studies of the causal role in CVD of a range of cardiovascular biomarkers to inform public health policy and help develop new preventative therapies.

  18. Current topics in red cell biology: report on the Red Cell Special Interest Group meeting held at NHS Blood and Transplant Bristol on 30 October 2015.

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    Bullock, T; Bruce, L J; Ridgwell, K

    2016-08-01

    The Red Cell Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting, hosted by the British Blood Transfusion Society, provides an annual forum for the presentation of UK- and European-based red cell research. The 2015 meeting was held on Friday 30 October at the National Health Service Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) facility in Filton, Bristol and provided an exciting and varied programme on the themes of erythropoiesis, malaria biology and pathophysiology and red cells properties in stress and disease. Ten speakers presented on these topics over the course of one day. The meeting was well attended by over 90 delegates. Posters were presented during the lunch break, and abstracts from the posters are published at the end of this issue. © 2016 British Blood Transfusion Society.

  19. Using self-determination theory to promote adolescent girls' physical activity: Exploring the theoretical fidelity of the Bristol Girls Dance Project.

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    Sebire, Simon J; Kesten, Joanna M; Edwards, Mark J; May, Thomas; Banfield, Kathryn; Tomkinson, Keeley; Blair, Peter S; Bird, Emma L; Powell, Jane E; Jago, Russell

    2016-05-01

    To report the theory-based process evaluation of the Bristol Girls' Dance Project, a cluster-randomised controlled trial to increase adolescent girls' physical activity. A mixed-method process evaluation of the intervention's self-determination theory components comprising lesson observations, post-intervention interviews and focus groups. Four intervention dance lessons per dance instructor were observed, audio recorded and rated to estimate the use of need-supportive teaching strategies. Intervention participants (n = 281) reported their dance instructors' provision of autonomy-support. Semi-structured interviews with the dance instructors (n = 10) explored fidelity to the theory and focus groups were conducted with participants (n = 59) in each school to explore their receipt of the intervention and views on the dance instructors' motivating style. Although instructors accepted the theory-based approach, intervention fidelity was variable. Relatedness support was the most commonly observed need-supportive teaching behaviour, provision of structure was moderate and autonomy-support was comparatively low. The qualitative findings identified how instructors supported competence and developed trusting relationships with participants. Fidelity was challenged where autonomy provision was limited to option choices rather than input into the pace or direction of lessons and where controlling teaching styles were adopted, often to manage disruptive behaviour. The successes and challenges to achieving theoretical fidelity in the Bristol Girls' Dance Project may help explain the intervention effects and can more broadly inform the design of theory-based complex interventions aimed at increasing young people's physical activity in after-school settings.

  20. Lessons learnt from the Bristol Girls Dance Project cluster RCT: implications for designing and implementing after-school physical activity interventions.

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    Edwards, Mark J; May, Thomas; Kesten, Joanna M; Banfield, Kate; Bird, Emma L; Powell, Jane E; Sebire, Simon J; Jago, Russell

    2016-01-08

    To consider implementation issues associated with the delivery of Bristol Girls Dance Project (BGDP) and to identify improvements that may aid the design of after-school physical activity (PA) interventions. Two-armed cluster randomised control trial. The BGDP was a 20-week school-based intervention, consisting of two 75 min after-school dance sessions per week, which aimed to support Year 7 girls to be more physically active. 18 secondary schools (nine intervention, nine control) in the Greater Bristol area (as an indication of deprivation, children eligible for the pupil premium in participant schools ranged from 6.9 to 53.3%). 571 Year 7 girls. This article reports on qualitative data collected from 59 girls in the intervention arm of the trial, 10 dance instructors and 9 school contacts involved in the delivering of the BGDP. Data were obtained from nine focus groups with girls (one per intervention school), and interviews with dance instructors and school contacts. Focus groups sought views of girls' motivation to participate, teaching styles and experiences of the intervention. Interviews explored views on implementation and dissemination. Framework analysis was used to analyse data. Qualitative data elicited three themes associated with the delivery of BGDP that affected implementation: project design, session content and project organisation. 'Project design' found issues associated with recruitment, timetabling and session quantity to influence the effectiveness of BGDP. 'Session content' found that dance instructors delivered a range of content and that girls enjoyed a variety of dance. Themes within 'project organisation' suggested an 'open enrolment' policy and greater parental involvement may facilitate better attendance. After-school PA interventions have potential for increasing PA levels among adolescent girls. There is a need to consider the context in which interventions are delivered and implement them in ways that are appropriate to the needs of

  1. A mixed methods evaluation of peer support in Bristol, UK: mothers', midwives' and peer supporters' views and the effects on breastfeeding.

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    Ingram, Jenny

    2013-10-20

    International studies suggest that breastfeeding interventions in primary care are more effective than usual care in increasing short and long term breastfeeding rates. Interventions that combine pre- and postnatal components have larger effects than either alone, and those that including lay support in a multicomponent intervention may be more beneficial. Despite the mixed reports of the effectiveness of breastfeeding peer support in the UK, targeted peer support services are being established in many areas of the UK. In 2010, NHS Bristol Primary Care Trust commissioned a targeted breastfeeding peer support service for mothers in 12 lower socio-economic areas of the city, with one antenatal visit and postnatal contact for up to 2 weeks. Mothers receiving the peer support service were invited to complete an on-line survey covering infant feeding; breastfeeding support; and confidence in breastfeeding (using the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale). Semi-structured interviews and a focus group explored perceptions of mothers, midwives and peer supporters. The effects of the service on breastfeeding rates were documented and compared. 163 mothers completed the on-line survey; 25 participants were interviewed (14 mothers, 7 peer supporters and 4 maternity health professionals); exclusive and total breastfeeding rates for initiation and at 8 weeks were compared for 12 months before and after the service started.The targeted peer support service was associated with small non-significant increases in breastfeeding rates, (particularly exclusive breastfeeding), compared to the rest of the city. The service was very positively evaluated by mothers, health professionals and peer supporters. Mothers felt that peer support increased their confidence to breastfeed; peer supporters found the contacts rewarding, enjoyable and important for mothers; midwives and maternity support workers were positive about the continuity of an antenatal visit and postnatal support from the same

  2. FLOODPLAIN, BRISTOL COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Floodplain Mapping/Redelineation study deliverables depict and quantify the flood risks for the study area. The primary risk classifications used are the...

  3. Discurso aos eleitores de Bristol

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Em termos de Teoria Política, o "Discurso" apresenta a concepção que Edmund Burke tinha da representação política, ou seja, das relações entre os representantes eleitos e seus eleitores. Burke rejeitava o mandato de tipo "imperativo", em que o representante apenas ouviria as propostas e as demandas locais, feitas por seus eleitores, e reproduzi-las-ia no parlamento: seria, assim, mais um porta-voz com direito a voto que um político em busca do bem comum por meio da discussão racional com outros políticos. A esse modelo de representação, Burke propõe o que se chama atualmente de "mandato representativo", em que o representante conheceria as demandas locais, mas, sem as negligenciar, buscaria compor com outros representantes uma política geral; o raciocínio subjacente é que os representantes comporiam o parlamento de todo o país e não de um local ou outro: assim, deveriam formular políticas que considerassem o país inteiro.

  4. Moose censuses in Bristol Bay

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — During last February and March, censuses were made in Units 9 and 17. I asked Dick and Ken to summarize the results of those censuses, and their responses to me are...

  5. Aeg niite liimida / Piret Bristol

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    Arvustus: Hellat, Henn-Kaarel. Niidiliimija. Tallinn : Faatum, 2002. Vastukaja: Hellat, Henn-Kaarel. Selgitus // Sirp (2002) 13. sept., lk. 5. H.-K. Hellat väidab, et ta ei ole müstifikatsiooni "Helilooja Müller" (1997) autor Alex Barber

  6. Coinheritance of Hb Bristol-Alesha [β67(E11)Val→Met; HBB: c.202G>A] and the α212 Patchwork Allele in a Brazilian Child with Severe Congenital Hemolytic Anemia.

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    Pedroso, Gisele A; Kimura, Elza M; Santos, Magnun N N; Albuquerque, Dulcinéia M; Ferruzzi, Jucilane L H; Jorge, Susan E; Costa, Fernando F; Saad, Sara T O; Sonati, Maria F

    2017-05-01

    Hb Bristol-Alesha [HBB: c.202G>A; β 67 Val>Met] is a rare structural variant of hemoglobin (Hb) resulting from a GTG>ATG substitution at codon 67 of the β-globin gene that leads to the replacement of valine by methionine in the corresponding position of the β-globin chain. The methionine residue is subsequently modified to aspartic acid [β67(E11)Val-Met→Asp], possibly by autoxidation mechanisms. This substitution prevents normal non-polar binding of Val67 to the heme group, resulting in molecular instability and severe hemolysis. We identified Hb Bristol-Alesha (in the heterozygous state), as the cause of severe congenital hemolytic anemia in an 11-month-old girl of mixed (native Indian and European) ethnic origin from the Midwestern region of Brazil, whose parents were clinically and hematologically normal. The mutation on the β-globin gene was found to have been coinherited with the α212 patchwork allele.

  7. 23rd June 2010 - University of Bristol Head of the Aerospace Engineering Department and Professor of Aerospace Dynamics N. Lieven visiting CERN control centre with Beams Department Head P. Collier, visiting the LHC superconducting magnet test hall with R. Veness and CMS control centre with Collaboration Spokesperson G. Tonelli and CMS User J. Goldstein.

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    23rd June 2010 - University of Bristol Head of the Aerospace Engineering Department and Professor of Aerospace Dynamics N. Lieven visiting CERN control centre with Beams Department Head P. Collier, visiting the LHC superconducting magnet test hall with R. Veness and CMS control centre with Collaboration Spokesperson G. Tonelli and CMS User J. Goldstein.

  8. Bristol girls dance project (BGDP): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of an after-school dance programme to increase physical activity among 11-12 year old girls.

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    Jago, Russell; Edwards, Mark J; Sebire, Simon J; Cooper, Ashley R; Powell, Jane E; Bird, Emma L; Simon, Joanne; Blair, Peter S

    2013-10-24

    Many children do not meet current UK physical activity (PA) guidelines. Girls are less active than boys throughout childhood, and the age-related decline in PA, particularly from early adolescence, is steeper for girls than for boys. Dance is the favourite form of PA among UK secondary school aged girls. Delivering dance sessions after school could make a significant contribution to girls' PA. Therefore, after-school dance sessions may be an appropriate and cost-effective activity through which adolescent girls' PA levels can be increased. Two-arm cluster randomised control trial and economic evaluation conducted in 18 secondary schools across the greater Bristol area. All Year 7 girls in participating schools will receive a 'taster' dance session and subsequently be invited to participate in the project. There is space for up to 33 girls to participate in each school. Schools will be randomly assigned in equal numbers to intervention or control arms after baseline data has been collected. The nine intervention schools will receive a 20 week after-school dance-based intervention, consisting of 40 × 75 minute sessions, delivered by external dance instructors. Control schools will not receive the dance intervention. All measures will be assessed at baseline (time 0), at the end of the intervention period (time 1) and six months after the intervention has ended (time 2). Our primary interest is to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the intervention to affect the objectively-assessed (accelerometer) mean weekday minutes of moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) accumulated by Year 7 girls one year after the baseline measurement (time 2). This paper describes the protocol for the Bristol Girls Dance Project cluster randomized controlled trial and economic evaluation, which is attempting to increase MVPA among Year 7 girls in UK secondary schools. ISRCTN52882523.

  9. Risk factors for road traffic accidents in cats up to age 12 months that were registered between 2010 and 2013 with the UK pet cat cohort ('Bristol Cats').

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    Wilson, J L; Gruffydd-Jones, T J; Murray, J K

    2017-02-25

    Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are a common cause of death and injury in domestic cats, and a concern to many owners. This study assessed potential risk factors for RTAs in cats up to 12 months of age within a UK cat cohort known as 'The Bristol Cats study'. Data were obtained from three questionnaires, completed by cat owners when their cats were approximately 8-16 weeks old, 6 months old and 12 months old. Information was gathered regarding environmental conditions, cat characteristics and owner management factors. Univariable and multivariable logistic regression models were used to assess associations between these factors and RTAs. Of 1264 eligible study cats, 49 (3.9 per cent) had been involved in an RTA, of which 71.4 per cent (35/49) were known to result in fatal injuries. Rural locations were associated with a higher odds of RTAs than towns, cities or suburban locations. An increased odds of an RTA was also associated with cats that were reported by their owners to hunt at the roadside, as well as cats whose owners classified the road by their house as being a 'long straight section of road'. No significant associations were found between coat colour, breed, sex or neuter status and the odds of an RTA. British Veterinary Association.

  10. Effect and cost of an after-school dance programme on the physical activity of 11-12 year old girls: The Bristol Girls Dance Project, a school-based cluster randomised controlled trial.

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    Jago, Russell; Edwards, Mark J; Sebire, Simon J; Tomkinson, Keeley; Bird, Emma L; Banfield, Kathryn; May, Thomas; Kesten, Joanna M; Cooper, Ashley R; Powell, Jane E; Blair, Peter S

    2015-10-06

    The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness and cost of an after-school dance intervention at increasing the physical activity levels of Year 7 girls (age 11-12). A cluster randomised controlled trial was conducted in 18 secondary schools. Participants were Year 7 girls attending a study school. The Bristol Girls Dance Project (BGDP) intervention consisted of up to forty, 75-minute dance sessions delivered in the period immediately after school by experienced dance instructors over 20-weeks. The pre-specified primary outcome was accelerometer assessed mean minutes of weekday moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at time 2 (52 weeks are T0 baseline assessments). Secondary outcomes included accelerometer assessed mean minutes of weekday MVPA at time 1 (while the intervention was still running) and psychosocial outcomes. Intervention costs were assessed. 571 girls participated. Valid accelerometer data were collected from 549 girls at baseline with 508 girls providing valid accelerometer data at baseline and time 2. There were no differences between the intervention and control group for accelerometer assessed physical activity at either time 1 or time 2. Only one third of the girls in the intervention arm met the pre-set adherence criteria of attending two thirds of the dance sessions that were available to them. Instrumental variable regression analyses using complier average causal effects provided no evidence of a difference between girls who attended the sessions and the control group. The average cost of the intervention was £73 per girl, which was reduced to £63 when dance instructor travel expenses were excluded. This trial showed no evidence that an after-school dance programme can increase the physical activity of Year 7 girls. The trial highlighted the difficulty encountered in maintaining attendance in physical activity programmes delivered in secondary schools. There is a need to find new ways to help adolescent girls to be

  11. Konfliktide käsiraamat / Piret Bristol

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    Põhi- ja keskkooliõpilastele on kavas hakata õpetama suhtlemis- ja konflikti lahendamise oskusi. Avatud Eesti Fond pakub koolidele välja projekti "Konflikt ja suhtlemine", mis põhineb Daniel Shapiro käsiraamatul "Konflikt ja kommunikatsioon".

  12. Hydrologic Landscape Classification to Estimate Bristol Bay Watershed Hydrology

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    The use of hydrologic landscapes has proven to be a useful tool for broad scale assessment and classification of landscapes across the United States. These classification systems help organize larger geographical areas into areas of similar hydrologic characteristics based on cl...

  13. 212ʻ Fahrenheiti : eesti luule 2006 / Piret Bristol

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    Järgmistest 2006. a. ilmunud luulekogudest: Ryytle, Indrek. Inglid rokijaamas. Puhja : I. Rüütle ; Runnel, Hando. Viru veri ei värise. Tartu : Ilmamaa ; Vabat, Martin. Mina olengi kirjandusklassik. Tartu : Eesti Kirjanduse Selts ; Korts, Eliina. Lööklaused murravad metsi. Tartu : Eesti Kirjanduse Selts ; Koff, Indrek. Vana laul. Luige : Verb ; Teede, Andra. Takso Tallinna taevas. Luige : Verb ; Vusser, Kaspar. Vusserduste võnked. Tallinn : P. Kukk ; Elbing, Andrus. Siin Beebilõust, tere! : häired pimelinna tänavalt = Ciao, it's Babyface : trouble from the streets of a blind city. Tallinn : Epifanio ; Hint, Miina. Vabaduse vang, ehk, Põrandaalune kirjandus. Tallinn : MR ; Jüriado, Tiiu. Luule on ime. Habaja : Kentaur ; Ligi, Katre. Naabrivalve. Tartu : Ilmamaa ; Krull, Hasso. Talv. Tallinn : Tuum ; Mets, Mae. Pühapäeval on reede. Tartu : Ilmamaa ; Ploom, Ülar. Porr ja sorry. Tallinn : Tuum ; Hirv, Indrek, Surmapõletaja. Tallinn : Tuum ; Piir, Milvi Martina. Kõrkjavaas. Tartu : Fantaasia ; Soomets, Triin. Väljas. Tallinn : Tuum ; Mathura. Kohalolu. Rapla : Allikäärne ; Afanasjev, Vahur. Katedraal Emajões. Tartu ; Brüssel : ID Salong//Sild, Ivar. Spermaga ja puha. Pärnu : Jumalikud Ilmutused ; Meiel, Kaupo. Polügrafisti käsiraamat. Pärnu : Jumalikud Ilmutused ; Kivisildnik, Sven. Vägistatud jäämägi. Pärnu : Jumalikud Ilmutused ; Arder, Ott. Luule sünnib kus sünnib kui sünnib / koost. Leelo Tungal. Tallinn : Tänapäev ; Kompus, Marko. Vallaliste jõgede tõkkejooksja. Tartu : M. Kompus

  14. Potential geologic hazards of North Aleutian shelf, Bristol Bay, Alaska

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    Molnia, B.F.; Schwab, W.C.

    1985-02-01

    Federal OSC lease sale 92, North Aleutian shelf, Alaska, is scheduled for April 1985. The area, located in the southeastern Bering Sea, has 3 basins with sedimentary thicknesses in excess of 4 km. Six geologic conditions that could cause problems during petroleum development are: (1) seismicity, (2) recent faulting, (3) gas-charged sediment, (4) bed forms and active sediment transport, (5) scours, and (6) volcanism. Since 1953, the region has a history of at least 10 shallow earthquakes, including a 1971 back-arc event with a Richter magnitude of 5.2. The largest event impacting the entire region, a Richter magnitude 8.7 earthquake, occurred in 1938. Normal faults are located along the southern edge of the St. George basin, and on the northeastern edge of the Amak basin. Many exhibit increased offset with depth, surficial sags, and small surficial cracks. Surprising was the absence of any evidence of sea-floor sediment instability. Sonar bright spots, and possible, near-surface gas-charged sediment occur west of Amak Island and north of Unimak Island. An area of megaripples and dunes covers more than 1500 km/sup 2/. Bed forms have spacings of 20-50 m and heights of 1-3 m. Observations suggest that coarse sand may be actively transported. Thousands of scours, many linear and parallel, some greater than 800 m long, 250 m wide, and incised up to 5 m, were identified. Pavlof, an Alaskan Peninsula active volcano, located 45 km northeast of Cold Bay, has a continuous history of steam release and occasional eruption. Lahars, nuee ardentes are unknown. None of the geologic conditions identified precludes petroleum development or production. The potential impact of these factors must, however, be included in planning for future petroleum activities.

  15. COASTAL STUDY, BRISTOL COUNTY,RHODE ISLAND USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — Coastal study data as defined in FEMA Guidelines and Specifications, Appendix D: Guidance for Coastal Flooding Analyses and Mapping, submitted as a result of a...

  16. UAV Survey Data from Clifton Camp (ST56557330, Bristol, UK

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This data was collected via low-altitude UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle survey of an area of Clifton Camp (ST565557330, best known for its Iron Age promontory fort. The dataset comprises of metadata records, near-vertical photographs and a derived 3D polygonal mesh. This dataset has been constructed with two kinds of reuse in mind: Firstly, the area surveyed is culturally rich and underexplored; while some of the non-natural features detected by this survey can be identified, others cannot. This data is intended to inform future investigations of the site. Secondly, the survey methodologies employed and the structuring of the resulting dataset are intended to act as an exemplar, a standard method of creating survey data while prioritising open technologies, and of organising UAV survey datasets to ensure maximum re-usability.

  17. The urban vernacular of Late Medieval and Renaissance Bristol

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    Although the development of Standard English has received considerable scholarly attention, many questions as to its emergence and the processes involved in its spread remain unsolved. Traditional accounts of the development of written Standard English tend to trace its beginnings back to a single

  18. MSc Science Communication, Science Communication Unit, UWE, Bristol

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    C. Wilkinson

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The MSc in Science Communication offered by the University of the West of England is taught in short three day blocks, designed specifically to cater for both full and part time students wishing to combine work and study effectively. Started in 2004, the programme emphasises the development of practical skills as well as developing a wider understanding of the key issues facing science communicators today. With this in mind, workshops explore theory and practice, considering the potential of a range of creative, targeted and innovative opportunities to enable greater community participation in scientific issues.

  19. Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore.

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    Pearson, Clifford A.

    2001-01-01

    Presents architectural details of a large Singapore polytechnical school where the specialties of engineering, health sciences, information technologies, and business management are organized as individual schools sharing a single campus. Includes ten photographs and a site plan. (GR)

  20. H07770: NOS Hydrographic Survey , Nushagak Bay, Bristol Bay, Alaska, 1950-07-11

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has the statutory mandate to collect hydrographic data in support of nautical chart compilation for safe...

  1. The status of kittiwakes, murres, and cormorants at Cape Peirce, Bristol Bay, Alaska, Summer 1995

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Togiak National Wildlife Refuge staff has monitored populations and reproductive performances of black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla), common murres (Uria...

  2. Improving the quality of discharge summaries for elective surgical procedures at North Bristol NHS Trust.

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    Ladds, Emma; Betteridge, Frederica; Yamamoto, Sarah; Gupta-Jessop, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Following elective surgical procedures, hospital discharge summaries are essential in the handover to primary care. The information provided varies between institutions and is highly user-dependent. Various interventions have focused on improving information transfer to patients and primary care physicians including the development of electronic templates, electronic transmission to primary care, and training initiatives for junior doctors. An evaluation of the urological patient's journey at Southmead Hospital revealed a need for improved discharge summary advice. Urology specialists developed "gold standard" templates for elective urological procedures. Following a new rotation of junior doctors, discharge summaries were audited for one week. The templates were then made available on the urology ward, a teaching session was employed to encourage compliance, and the hospital electronic discharge summary template was edited. Following each intervention, summaries for one week of urology procedures were audited to assess the quality of advice provided to patients. At baseline, 18% of discharge summaries contained sufficient patient advice, this reduced to 10% after templates were made available on the wards, increasing to 45% following the education session and 84% once the electronic discharge summary proforma was edited. We conclude that discharge summaries are an effective time point for intervening to provide patients with specific post-operative information and this may be optimised for different elective procedures via the introduction of electronically-distributed standardised templates.

  3. Improving the quality of discharge summaries for elective surgical procedures at North Bristol NHS Trust

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    Ladds, Emma; Betteridge, Frederica; Yamamoto, Sarah; Gupta-Jessop, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Following elective surgical procedures, hospital discharge summaries are essential in the handover to primary care. The information provided varies between institutions and is highly user-dependent. Various interventions have focused on improving information transfer to patients and primary care physicians including the development of electronic templates, electronic transmission to primary care, and training initiatives for junior doctors. An evaluation of the urological patient's journey at...

  4. Viga võib tekitada liigse süükoorma / Piret Bristol

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    2006-01-01

    Õppivas organisatsioonis ei peaks ruumi olema õpitud abitusel, süüdistamisel ja häbistamisel. Vt. samas: Eksinud ja murest murtud töökaaslasel saab aidata auru välja lasta; Tänitamine tekitab tõrke; Õpitud optimism lubab eksida

  5. Organisational Change Management: A Case Study of Bristol Customer Service Centre: Evaluation and Recommendations

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    Upadhyay, Angeli

    2006-01-01

    Change in today's economy is pervasive, continuous and often a rapid process. Since change has become a ubiquitous part of organisational dynamics, employees who resist change can be a detriment to the effective running of the organisation. Employee perceptions of change are an integral part of the change process. It is imperative for employers to understand and address employee perspectives, motivational factors, and concerns related to the change in order to help them through the proc...

  6. Corresponding author: s.trahar@bristol.ac.uk Vol.5, No.1 (2017): pp ...

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    Leibowitz, B., Bozalek, V. and Kahn, P. (eds.) 2017. Theorising learning to teach in higher education. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. ISBN978-1-138-67727-2. Pbk. xxii .... Australia. One or two contributions from those from a Confucian heritage context, for example, would perhaps have led to problematising of the 3 theoretical ...

  7. Understanding Financial Viability of Urban Consolidation Centres: Regent Street (London), Bristol/Bath & Nijmegen

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    van Duin, Ron; van Dam, T; Wiegmans, B.; Tavasszy, L.A.

    2016-01-01

    The concept of an urban consolidation centre (UCC) has been extensively researched. Despite the potential positive environmental and social impact, the main obstacle remains the lack of a sustainable business model. The goal of this paper is to understand how to organize UCC viability as a concept

  8. Loovus aitab leida hallist argipäevast ebatavalisi ideid / Piret Bristol

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    Bristol, Piret, 1961-

    2005-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti : Karjera i obutshenije 17. aug. lk. 2; Juhi ideelaegas. - Tallinn, 2006, lk. 200-204. Loova keskkonna kujundamisest organisatsioonis. Loovuse protsessi suunamisest ja loovuse juhtimisest. Loovuse kahest avaldumise viisist - kohanduvast ja innovaatilisest. Lisa: Töötajad vajavad tuge loovuse avaldamiseks

  9. 2006 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Topographic Lidar: Bristol and Plymouth Counties, Massachusetts

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — FEMA Contract No. EME-2003-CO-0340 FEMA Task Order T018 Sanborn Map Company furnished the collection and processing, and development of Lidar and contours using...

  10. H10277: NOS Hydrographic Survey , Bristol Bay, Alaska, 1988-08-15

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has the statutory mandate to collect hydrographic data in support of nautical chart compilation for safe...

  11. The status of kittiwakes, murres, and cormorants at Cape Peirce, Bristol Bay, Alaska, Summer 1999

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Togiak National Wildlife Refuge staff monitored the population and productivity of black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla), common murres (Uria aalge), and...

  12. The status of kittiwakes, murres, and cormorants at Cape Peirce, Bristol Bay, Alaska, Summer 2000

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Togiak National Wildlife Refuge staff monitored the population and productivity of black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla), common murres (Uria aalge), and...

  13. Shorebird temporal and spatial use patters survey, Bristol Bay Coast, April - October 2012

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — In 2011 seven Alaska Native Tribes requested the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assess the impact of metal mining in the upper Kvichak and Nushagak drainages,...

  14. H11906: NOS Hydrographic Survey , Bristol Bay Habitat Mapping Project, Alaska, 2008-08-10

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has the statutory mandate to collect hydrographic data in support of nautical chart compilation for safe...

  15. Tundra swan population survey in Bristol Bay, Northern Alaska Peninsula, 2003 and 2008

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus) population surveys were conducted in spring and late summer of 2003 and 2008 according to the schedule established in the Alaska...

  16. Tundra swan population survey in Bristol Bay, northern Alaska Peninsula, 2003 and 2008

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus) population surveys were conducted in spring and late summer of 2003 and 2008 according to the schedule established in the Alaska...

  17. Efficacy of Polytechnic Students' Interpersonal Communication Skills

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    Zainuddin, Zaharatul Akmar Ahmad; Selamat, Suzanah

    2012-01-01

    Every year polytechnics in Malaysia produce thousands of graduates in vocational areas, however, these graduates have to strive in a competitive job market against graduates from other tertiary institutions. This study aims to investigate polytechnic students efficacy on their communication skills. These skills are crucial in determining their…

  18. 2016 Rose Ojowhoh Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro

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    OJOHWOH ROSE

    ) 2016. Rose Ojowhoh. Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Nigeria. Abstract. The study examined staff development and library services in academic libraries in Bayelsa and Delta States. Descriptive survey research design was used for this study, ...

  19. Entrepreneurship Education Programs in Malaysian Polytechnics

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    Othman, Norasmah; Nasrudin, Norfadhilah

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate students' views on the on-the-campus entrepreneurship programs in Malaysian polytechnics. Participation in the entrepreneurship programs is able to stimulate an interest in entrepreneurship, and improve the knowledge, skills, and entrepreneurial experience of its students.…

  20. Exploring the challenges faced by polytechnic students

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    Matore, Mohd Effendi @ Ewan Mohd; Khairani, Ahmad Zamri

    2015-02-01

    This study aims to identify other challenges besides those already faced by students, in seven polytechnics in Malaysia as a continuation to the previous research that had identified 52 main challenges faced by students using the Rasch Model. The explorative study focuses on the challenges that are not included in the Mooney Problem Checklist (MPCL). A total of 121 polytechnic students submitted 183 written responses through the open questions provided. Two hundred fifty two students had responded from a students' perspective on the dichotomous questions regarding their view on the challenges faced. The data was analysed qualitatively using the NVivo 8.0. The findings showed that students from Politeknik Seberang Perai (PSP) gave the highest response, which was 56 (30.6%) and Politeknik Metro Kuala Lumpur (PMKL) had the lowest response of 2 (1.09%). Five dominant challenges were identified, which were the English language (32, 17.5%), learning (14, 7.7%), vehicles (13, 7.1%), information technology and communication (ICT) (13, 7.1%), and peers (11, 6.0%). This article, however, focus on three apparent challenges, namely, English language, vehicles, as well as computer and ICT, as the challenges of learning and peers had been analysed in the previous MPCL. The challenge of English language that had been raised was regarding the weakness in commanding the aspects of speech and fluency. The computer and ICT challenge covered the weakness in mastering ICT and computers, as well as computer breakdowns and low-performance computers. The challenge of vehicles emphasized the unavailability of vehicles to attend lectures and go elsewhere, lack of transportation service in the polytechnic and not having a valid driving license. These challenges are very relevant and need to be discussed in an effort to prepare polytechnics in facing the transformational process of polytechnics.

  1. Libraries in Connecticut: MedlinePlus

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    ... this page: https://medlineplus.gov/libraries/connecticut.html Libraries in Connecticut To use the sharing features on ... please enable JavaScript. Bristol Bristol Hospital Bristol Hospital Library Services 41 Brewster Road, PO Box 977 Bristol, ...

  2. 76 FR 79701 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of 70 New Drug Applications and 97...

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    2011-12-22

    ... approval of the following three ANDAs after receiving a request from the ANDA holder, A.H. Robins Co., c/o Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., P.O. Box 8299, Philadelphia, PA 19101- 8299: ANDA 086661, DONNATAL (phenobarbital, hyoscyamine sulfate, atropine sulfate, scopolamine (HBr)) Elixir; ANDA 086676, DONNATAL...

  3. 76 FR 33310 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of 70 New Drug Applications and 97...

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    2011-06-08

    ...., 3721 sodium bicarbonate/ Valley Center Dr., magnesium suite 400, San hydroxide). Diego, CA 92130. ANDA 040013 Lidocaine HCl Hospira, Inc. Injection USP, 1%. ANDA 040073 Naphazoline HCl Bausch & Lomb, Inc., Ophthalmic Solution 7 Giralda Farms, USP, 0.1%. suite 1001, Madison, NJ 07940. ANDA 040095 Heparin Sodium...

  4. Successful Aging through the Eyes of Alaska Native Elders. What It Means to Be an Elder in Bristol Bay, AK

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    Lewis, Jordan P.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: Alaska Natives (ANs) view aging from a holistic perspective, which is not typical of the existing successful aging literature. One of the challenges of conducting research with cultural groups (e.g., ANs) is the lack of data, or research, on culture and aging and its impact on how we view successful aging. This research explores…

  5. I’m Sorry I Don’t Have a Story: An Essay Involving Interactive Documentary, Bristol and Hypertext

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    Miles, Adrian

    2016-01-01

    textabstractFrom the Introduction:I don’t know what this is, which is a strange place from which to begin. This is unsettling, for as an academic I am trained and acculturated to displaying a certainty of manner — a certainty that many of my students and conference colleagues would attest I have

  6. Pühendunud koostöö nõuab teadlikku tööd / Piret Bristol

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    2004-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 2. märts 2005 lk. 27. Pühendunud ja efektiivse koostööni jõudmine on protsess, mille kestel nii juht kui ka kõik meeskonnaliikmed vajavad erinevaid oskusi ja kompetentse

  7. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Soil Polygons for the State of Rhode Island: Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington Counties

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    University of Rhode Island Geospatial Extension Program — 2013 VERSION 6 Spatial: This data set is a digital soil survey and generally is the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Cooperative...

  8. Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Bristol Bay, Alaska, maps and geographic information systems data (NCEI Accession 0033382)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The most widely used approach to sensitive environment mapping in the United States is the NOAA Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI). This approach systematically...

  9. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Special Line Features for the State of Rhode Island: Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington County

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    University of Rhode Island Geospatial Extension Program — This data set is a digital soil survey and generally is the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. The...

  10. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Special Point Features for the State of Rhode Island: Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington Counties

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    University of Rhode Island Geospatial Extension Program — This data set is a digital soil survey and generally is the most detailed level of soil geographic data developed by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. The...

  11. The Rise And Fall Of The Afterlife : The 1995 Read-Tuckwell Lectures at the University of Bristol

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    Bremmer, Jan N.

    2002-01-01

    The afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no longer universally accepted. Surprisingly, however, heaven, hell and the immortal soul were all ideas which arrived relatively late in the ancient world. Originally Greece and Israel - the

  12. Proceedings, Nonlinear Water Waves Workshop Held at the University of Bristol on October 22-25, 1991

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    1991-01-01

    much shorter than the amplitude of the long wave. Specifically, the wavenumber ratio is K/k = O(e2) and the frequency ratio is 0/w = O(e), where capital ...locus is determined from (7.2) for (,) o = cosTo = 0, A = i11_1....A= L[- (7.4) 2 9-2 +q The maximum growth rate on the locus (7.4) is, for small (p, q

  13. Roles of the polytechnic Ibadan in the academic growth and ...

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    Dwindling literacy rate and falling education standard ha ve gained unprecedented attention of the public in the last decade. This paper discuss ed the roles of The Polytechnic Ibadan in the ... to 69.79 percent academic excellence in the last three years. Key Words: Polytechnic, Academic, Development, Ibadan, Nigeria.

  14. Budgeting Strategies in Selected Federal Polytechnic Libraries in ...

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    The study investigated budgeting strategies in selected Federal Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria. Four research questions were raised and answered. The objectives of the research was to determine sources of funds for Federal Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria, adequacy of budgeting allocation, types of budgeting system ...

  15. ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING OF GHANAIAN POLYTECHNIC GRADUATES

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    Edem M. Azila-Gbettor

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the suitability of the content and pedagogy of Ghanaian polytechnic syllabus in developing able and confident entrepreneur’s mindset of polytechnic graduates. Based on a survey of 750 final year students, the paper explores curriculum coverage of entrepreneurship syllabus, teaching and learning methods and emphasis and respondents capacity to start a business.The results indicated weaker link between the entrepreneurship development course of the polytechnic and preparedness of graduates to create businesses, at least from the student perspective which may be largely due to the teaching and learning methods.

  16. Labour Market Effects of the Polytechnic Education Reform: The Finnish Experience

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    Bockerman, Petri; Hamalainen, Ulla; Uusitalo, Roope

    2009-01-01

    This paper evaluates the labour market effects of the introduction of the polytechnic education system in Finland. The polytechnic reform gradually transformed former vocational colleges into polytechnics. Since the timing of the reform differed across schools, we can compare the performance of polytechnic graduates to the performance of…

  17. The State Of IT Governance In Zimbabwe Polytechnics Case Of A Polytechnic In Zimbabwe

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    Sibanda Mavellas

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT IT governance is one of the major areas of concern in Zimbabwe public and private sector organisations. Most organisations in the country are running their IT function without any consideration of the international best practices in as far as governance of the IT function is concerned. This research seeks to identify the structure of the IT services department in polytechnics and its associated roles and responsibilities the structure of the board that play the oversight function over the IT service department and conduct a detailed investigation on a wide range of IT governance issues that include - IT governance status and alignment drivers and barriers Input and decision making in IT governance IT governance structures and processes IT performance and accountability and assessing IT governance performance.

  18. Job Stress and coping strategies among staff of polytechnic libraries ...

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    The study investigated the causes and coping strategies of job related stress among library staff of Polytechnics in Nigeria, with particular reference to the entire Southern region of Nigeria. The descriptive research design was used for this study. The population of the study was made up of 452 respondents, comprising 113 ...

  19. LEVEL OF GENERIC SKILLS REQUIREMENT AMONG TECHNICIAN IN POLYTECHNIC

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    Ahmad Bin Esa

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Generic skills are important skills for worker that required by almost of the employments.  Beside technical skills, generic skills are designed for employee in order to produce excellent and efficient job.  This research is focus on to identify the level of generic skills desirable by technician and the level of skills that they have from lecturer, student and technician perspective in polytechnic. The total of research respondent is 366 which consist of lecturers, students and technicians. The data is collected from questionnaire and analyzed by SPSS v.12 programmer to get mean score, standard deviation, factor analysis and ANOVA testing.  Research finding found that the level of generic skills requirement among the technician is at a higher level (mean=4.156 and also mastering in generic skills at the higher level too (mean=4.184. Mean while, by the ANOVA analysis it is found that there is a significant different on generic skills technician level of requirement among the polytechnic. Through factor analysis, it is found nine (9 of generic skills are imperative to equip by technician. Based on research finding, hopefully a significant authority board will take a move to increase the generic skills among technician and other staffs in polytechnic.   Keyword. Generic Skills, Technician and Polytechnic

  20. Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Drug Misuse in a Polytechnic ...

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    Rationale/Objectives of the study: Drug use and misuse remain a critical problem in most countries and are associated with varied social and economical consequences. It includes self ... The study population consisted of 210 students, 140 males and 70 females from the 5 levels of polytechnic education. Main findings: ...

  1. The Polytechnic Breakthrough in Denmark 1780-1930

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    Wagner, Michael

    2006-01-01

    to the beginning of the 19th century. The analysis is focused on the political construction of the Danish polytechnic Institute and the development in engineering discourse in the period 1830-1930. The ideological changes in the discourse are considered an political effect of the second Industrial Revolution...

  2. Teaching Technical Translation: An Engineered Approach at Flensburg Polytechnic.

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    Winkler, Gustav

    All students in the new, unique four-year degree program for technical translators at Flensburg Polytechnic (Germany) must study engineering as well as language and cultural skills, language information technology, and theoretical and practical aspects of translation. The program was conceived and established by engineers with an interest in…

  3. Organisational decision-making experiences of Nigerian polytechnics

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    The significance of participatory decision-making has received world wide acclamation by management scholars. This study, therefore, focused on the nature of participation, pattern of participation and the appropriateness or otherwise of rational participatory decision--making processes in polytechnics in northern Nigeria.

  4. The Impact of Polytechnic Institutes on the Local Economy

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    Alves, João; Carvalho, Luísa; Carvalho, Renato; Correia, Florbela; Cunha, Jorge; Farinha, Luís; Fernandes, Joana; Ferreira, Manuela; Lucas, Eugénio; Mourato, Joaquim; Nicolau, Ana; Nunes, Sara; Nunes, Sandra; Oliveira, Pedro; Pereira, Cristina; Pinto, Sandra; Silva, José

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    Higher education institutions and, particularly, polytechnic institutes in Portugal are, generally speaking, recognized as the key stakeholders in regional development. However, due to the economic recession of recent years and the consequent budget constraints, higher education institutions more than ever need to demonstrate the social and…

  5. Serials Management In Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria: A ...

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    ... management of serials has not enjoyed a corresponding attention from library managers as well as writers in the field of librarianship. Investigation was therefore conducted to appraise serials management practices in two polytechnic libraries. Attention was directed at such specific routines as selection and acquisition of ...

  6. Students' Entrepreneurial Inclination at a Malaysian Polytechnic: A Preliminary Investigation

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    Yasin, Ahmad Yasruddin Md; Mahmood, Nik Abdul Aziz Nik; Jaafar, Nik Azyyati Nik

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports preliminary results of an ongoing project to examine students' inclination towards entrepreneurship at a Malaysian polytechnic. The study used a self-administered questionnaire to explore the influence of entrepreneurial intent, perceived behavioral control, self-efficacy, perceived barriers, perceived support factors and…

  7. Images of Academic Leadership in Large New Zealand Polytechnics

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    Cardno, Carol

    2013-01-01

    As accountability stakes continue to be raised in all education sectors, leadership as a factor that can have an impact on improved student outcomes is being studied with heightened interest. This study was conducted from 2011 to 2012 in New Zealand's large urban polytechnics with the aim of investigating the nature and expectations of academic…

  8. Initiating A Collection Development Policy For Kumasi Polytechnic ...

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    Initiating A Collection Development Policy For Kumasi Polytechnic Library. ... It intimates that this policy is a living document which has to be reviewed and updated as the library's collection needs change. Keywords: Acquisitions Policy, Weeding, Deselection, Academic Libraries Ghana Library Journal Vol. 19 (2) 2007 pp.

  9. Repositioning Secretarial Curriculum In Polytechnics In Nigeria To ...

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    ... society. Nigeria has since the 1969 sought to respond positively to these challenges. The major purpose of this study was to examine the current status of secretarial curriculum with a view to repositioning secretarial curriculum in polytechnics in Nigeria to meet the challenges of information and communication technology.

  10. LEVEL OF GENERIC SKILLS REQUIREMENT AMONG TECHNICIAN IN POLYTECHNIC

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    Ahmad Bin Esa; Moh Yusof Bin Abd Hadi; Fariza Binti Ishak; Burhannudin Bin Mohd Salleh

    2012-01-01

    Generic skills are important skills for worker that required by almost of the employments.  Beside technical skills, generic skills are designed for employee in order to produce excellent and efficient job.  This research is focus on to identify the level of generic skills desirable by technician and the level of skills that they have from lecturer, student and technician perspective in polytechnic. The total of research respondent is 366 which consist of lecturers, students and technicians. ...

  11. Translation teaching in Macao’s polytechnic education

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    Maria de Lurdes Nogueira Escaleira

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This article "Translation teaching in Higher Education in Macau at the Polytechnic" aims to discuss the issues around teaching and learning of Chinese / Portuguese Translation in Macau, and the role played by the Macau Polytechnic Institute in translators training. For more than four centuries, Macau has been a place of intercultural contact where the Portuguese and the Chinese, now the current official languages, have coexisted and implied constant translation efforts; today, Macau is seen as an important platform between the People's Republic of China and Portuguese Speaking Countries, which has stressed the importance of translation professionals. Despite several attempts, Macau’s public higher education was only established in 1991, as well as a translation degree program; until then, and for more than a century, the translators training was held by a government department. We will discuss several curricular structures implemented over the years in the Macao Polytechnic Institute for training translators who can intermediate between Chinese and Portuguese languages and cultures growingly expanding in Macau, given the significant increase in the demand for properly trained translators/interpreters

  12. Safer fluid prescribing at North Bristol Trust: Bringing practice in line with NICE Guidance with a redesign of the fluid prescription chart.

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    Andersson, Johanna; Bull, Thomas; Paul, Daniel; Reynolds, Emily; Nishimura, Aimi; Lloyd, Jessica; Jetley, Amanda; Davies, Mari; Eisenhauer, Helen; Maggs, Daniel; Clapham, Sorcha; Trivedi, Kaushali; Hair, Robert; Plumb, Benjamin; Plumb, Benjamin

    2015-01-01

    The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) released new fluid guidelines following data suggesting 20% of patients receiving fluids suffer adversely (2013). This quality improvement group assessed fluid prescribing in a tertiary teaching centre and introduced a new fluid- prescribing chart to align practice with NICE recommendations. Notes and corresponding fluid prescription charts were reviewed for evidence of (1) indication, (2) co-morbidities, and (3) further management as surrogate markers of safe prescribing in accordance with NICE. Overall, the data showed practice fell short and prompted a redesign of the Trust fluid prescription chart. Three different variations of the chart were issued consecutively using a PDSA method (plan, do, study, act) over a 6-month period. They all included indication, co-morbidities and further management plans as constant design features. Suggestions from interested parties were incorporated and an educational programme was implemented to promote awareness. Prior to our intervention, an indication for fluids was documented in 26% of notes, it took an average of 4.6 minutes to find co-morbidities, and further management plans were rarely documented. Following the new prescription chart, an indication was recorded in 72% of cases, co-morbidities noted on 63% of charts with 93.1% accuracy, and further management documented in 100% of cases. The new fluid prescription chart encourages prescribers to incorporate NICE recommendations when prescribing fluids. The new fluid prescription design has since been rolled out Trust wide.

  13. The views of part-time clinical teachers regarding their role in undergraduate education at the University of Bristol Dental School.

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    Puryer, J; McNally, L; O'Sullivan, D

    2015-01-01

    UK dental schools are reliant on part-time teachers to deliver the clinical educational component of the course, the majority with a background in general dental practice. Opportunities for promotion are limited, as is the support for obtaining educational qualifications. The aim of this study was to ascertain the views of such teachers at a dental school. An anonymous online survey was used to obtain both qualitative and quantitative views. The response rate was 80%. The school has n = 50 part-time clinical teachers, who have been teaching for, on average ten years, and for three sessions per week. Eighteen percent of teachers are recognised specialists. Forty-six percent of respondents have a formal teaching qualification, mostly at certificate level, and 55% thought it necessary to acquire a formal teaching qualification. Eighty-eight percent were happy with their role as clinical teachers. This study demonstrates that despite the lack of support and prospect of career progression, the majority of part-time clinical teachers at this institution are satisfied with their role.

  14. "Mida ütleb nähes sind zhongleerimas öö ja päeva vahel..." : [luuletused] / Piret Bristol

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    Sisu : "Mida ütleb nähes sind zhongleerimas öö ja päeva vahel..." ; "Öö läheneb kuid sul ei ole sõnu ega häält..." ; "Ei ava kellelegi ust ei ust ma ava..." ; "Talve mustvalge lähemale aga sina..." ; "Pärastlõunast teen endale unenäo..."

  15. Environment assessment: allocation of petroleum feedstock, Algonquin SNG Inc. , Freetown SNG Plant, Bristol County, MA. [Effects of 100, 78, 49% allocations

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    The proposed administrative action to deny, grant or modify the Algonquin SNG, Inc. (Algonquin) petition for an adjusted allocation of naphtha feedstock may significantly affect the ehuman environment. The volume of feedstock requested is 4,425,571 barrels per year of naphtha to be used in Algonquin's Freetown, MA synthetic natural gas (SNG) plant. Environmental impacts of 100, 78, and 49% allocations were evaluated.

  16. International Biophysics Congress (8th) Held in Bristol, United Kingdom on 29 July-4 August 1984. Final Programme and Book of Abstracts

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    1986-02-03

    Theatre tickets are included in the price of both tours. Wells, Glastonbury & Sheppy’s Cider Farm D08 F03 Wells Cathedral is one of the most beautiful in...England. The west front of the Cathedral carries 237 mediaeval groups of sculpture extending across the whole facade. No other building in Europe can...doctoral Salisbury workers to attend these meetings. A society newsletter is issued SP2 7PU several times each year, and carries news and comments as well

  17. Book Review: Maxwell's Demon 2: Entropy, classical and quantum information, computing. Harvey Leff and Andrew Rex (Eds.); Institute of Physics, Bristol, 2003, 500pp., US 55, ISBN 0750307595

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    Shenker, Orly R.

    2004-09-01

    In 1867, James Clerk Maxwell proposed a perpetuum mobile of the second kind, that is, a counter example for the Second Law of thermodynamics, which came to be known as "Maxwell's Demon." Unlike any other perpetual motion machine, this one escaped attempts by the best scientists and philosophers to show that the Second Law or its statistical mechanical counterparts are universal after all. "Maxwell's demon lives on. After more than 130 years of uncertain life and at least two pronouncements of death, this fanciful character seems more vibrant than ever." These words of Harvey Leff and Andrew Rex (1990), which open their introduction to Maxwell's Demon 2: Entropy, Classical and Quantum Information, Computing (hereafter MD2) are very true: the Demon is as challenging and as intriguing as ever, and forces us to think and rethink about the foundations of thermodynamics and of statistical mechanics.

  18. Spring staging of waterfowl along major drainages of Bristol Bay with an emphasis on the Naknek River, Alaska, March — May, 1994

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — A spring survey, aerial and ground, of staging waterfowl along the Naknek River of the Alaska Peninsula was conducted from March 11 to May 14, 1994. The major...

  19. Spring staging of waterfowl along major drainages of Bristol Bay with an emphasis on the Naknek River, Alaska, March — May, 1996

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — A spring survey, aerial and ground, of staging waterfowl along the Naknek River of the Alaska Peninsula was conducted from March 17 to May 16, 1997. The major...

  20. Spring staging of waterfowl along major drainages of Bristol Bay with an emphasis on the Naknek River, Alaska, March — May, 1997

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — A spring survey, aerial and ground, of staging waterfowl along the Naknek River of the Alaska Peninsula was conducted from March 17 to May 16, 1997. The major...

  1. Spring staging of waterfowl along major drainages of Bristol Bay, 1991-1995, with an emphasis on the Naknek River, Alaska, March — May, 1995

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — A report on spring surveys, aerial and ground, of staging waterfowl along the Naknek River of the Alaska Peninsula was conducted from 1991-1995. The major purposes...

  2. Aerodynamics of Hypersonic Lifting Vehicles: Conference Proceedings Held at the Fluid Dynamics Panel Symposium in Bristol, United Kingdom on 6-9 April 1987

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    1987-11-01

    and body-wing missile configurations at M - 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5. When completed, the teEt results will provide a wide-ranging data-base suitable for...analysis of some of these computations and that "thin line" should be drawn with a big black brush . It would be very helpful for the experimentalist

  3. Effects of ocean acidification on fishery yields and profits of red king crab in Bristol Bay from model studies (NCEI Accession 0127395)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This archival package contains model output data that were collected to examine the impact of ocean acidification on fishery yields and profits of red king crab in...

  4. Managing an Effective English Language Laboratory in a Polytechnic

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    Marlina Marzuki

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Polytechnic graduates are required to have applied skills as well as communication skills in English. In most of the polytechnics in Indonesia, English courses are served as compulsory courses for students and in some institutions language laboratories are established in order to support their students. To run an effective language laboratory there are, at least four aspects that need to be considered, namely lab facilities, standard operating rules, students, and lab coordinators. Of all the agents, lab coordinators are classified as internal factors that can easily be empowered by the institutions in the management of the language lab. This paper aims to discuss leadership and management roles in improving an English Language Laboratory. The discussions are based on literature reviews, personal experiences and observations gained by the author whilst working at Politeknik Negeri Lhokseumawe for the last decade plus perceptions of teachers and administrators who have worked in the lab. Regarding the leadership and management in the language laboratory there are four items that should be improved: management of leadership, professional development, rewards, and the concept of educational management.

  5. Leadership Style Head of Polytechnic Department and Regard with to Work Culture

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    Jamaludin, Nur Hasliza Binti; Naim, Nor Azlin Binti; Khamis, Nur Azzarina Binti; Zakaria, Normah Binti

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    This study aims to look at the leadership style of the heads of departments in technical education and its relationship to the work culture among lecturers Polytechnic Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah in Jitra, Kedah. This research is very important to the head of polytechnic and lecture to work in the good condition with the good leadership. This…

  6. Use of Cybercafe for Internet Access by the Students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Nigeria

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    Aladeniyi, Fasa Rachael; Fasae, Joseph Kehinde

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The study aims to investigate the use of cybercafe for internet access by students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach: Using descriptive design, 382 copies of a structured questionnaire were administered to students of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, who were using the institution cybercafe as at the…

  7. Advancing perspectives of sustainability and large-scale implementation of design teams in Ghana's polytechnics: Issues and opportunities

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    Bakah, M.A.B.; Voogt, Joke; Pieters, Julius Marie

    2012-01-01

    Polytechnic staff perspectives are sought on the sustainability and large-scale implementation of design teams (DT), as a means for collaborative curriculum design and teacher professional development in Ghana's polytechnics, months after implementation. Data indicates that teachers still

  8. Democracy and the Portuguese Polytechnic Education. The Case of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (80s of the XX century

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    Helder Henriques

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    Full Text Available In this paper we intend to demonstrate how important was the creation of the Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions as a way to the democratization, access and success in the system of Portuguese higher education in the 70s and 80s of the XX century. Taking the example of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, in particular its School of Education, and using the method of document analysis articulated by content analysis of the interviews with students of the 80s of the XX century, we aimed to highlight the importance of this Higher Education Institution in the democratization on the access and success for a large number of students attending this institution in such a decade. We conclude emphasizing the importance of regional decentralization of higher education institutions across the country and of democratic opportunity in order to allow more citizens to access and complet a degree, regardless of their social, economic and cultural roots. How to reference this article Henriques, H., Marchão, A., & Mourato, J. (2015. A Democracia e o Ensino Superior Politécnico Português. O caso do Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre (década de 80 do séc. XX. Espacio, Tiempo y Educación, 2(2, 173-196. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14516/ete.2015.002.002.009

  9. Language Needs of ICT Students in Malaysian Polytechnics

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    Shahiza Ahmad Zainuddin

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates and come out with suggestions to engage the needs of the students, lecturers and industrial trainers. The findings promote better understanding of all the stakeholders thus are used to come out with suggestions to enhance the ESP programme practiced at polytechnics. The main research questions are: What are the language needs of ICT students and How to meet the needs of all the stakeholders. A case study is conducted and aimed to identify the language needs of students who are in the Information Technology Diploma programme. A mixed method research is opted to analyze the data. Mixed method research describes and explains the second language needs of the respondents. Qualitative and quantitative data is collected in phases and involved three types of respondents: diploma in ICT students, language and content lecturers and industrial trainers. The findings of this study may add knowledge in developing human capital in Malaysia especially in relation to English competency in ICT discipline.

  10. Forming engineers' sociocultural competence: Engineering ethics at tomsk polytechnic university

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    Galanina, E.; Dulzon, A.; Schwab, A.

    2015-10-01

    The aim of the present research is to discuss Tomsk Polytechnic University in respect of forming engineers’ sociocultural competence and teaching engineering ethics. Today international standards of training engineers cover efficient communication skills, ability to understand societal and environment context, professional and ethical responsibility. This article deals with the problem of contradiction between the need to form engineers’ sociocultural competence in Russian higher education institutions in order to meet the requirements of international accreditation organizations and the real capabilities of existing engineering curricula. We have described ethics teaching experience of TPU, studied the engineering master programs of TPU to see how the planned results are achieved. We have also given our recommendations to alter the structure of TPU educational curricula, which can also be applied in other higher education institutions.

  11. Study on the Strategy of Transforming Students with Learning Difficulties in Polytechnic Schools

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    Fan Cui

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available As demand of China’s social construction increasing and as the development of vocational education, polytechnic school plays an increasing important part, which, on the other hand, constitutes unprecedented challenges to the teaching in polytechnic schools. Most students, in the aspect of vocational education, are those from middle schools who have difficulties in their study. These students are entitled “Underachievers”. They are short in intellectual study and poor in curricular foundations. Teaching tasks cannot be satisfactorily accomplished in many of the polytechnic schools for the increasing number of underachievers. What have been harnessing the polytechnic school development is the poor study effect of these students. In this article, the internal reason of character and the external reason of social influence are analyzed as the cause that contributes to learning difficulties. And this article offers a pragmatic set of ideas for underachiever transformation.

  12. Analysis of Criteria for Admission to the Polytechnic “Nikola Tesla” in Gospić

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Much like in the rest of the world, higher education institutions in the Republic of Croatia are working in a turbulent environment. Croatian polytechnics must recognize and understand the changes in their environment in order to be able to properly respond to them. The Polytechnic “Nikola Tesla” in Gospić is one of the polytechnics facing a growing competition, but also the problem of decreasing enrolment. To solve these problems, it is necessary to apply marketing methods and techniques for understanding the process of deciding on applying for admission to the Polytechnic. In order to better understand this process and how it can be influenced, the authors examined the criteria that students use when making this decision. It was established during the research that some of the criteria had a greater impact on the decision to apply for admission (the location of the Polytechnic, professional orientation, reasonable admission requirements and applicability of professional knowledge in practice and employment prospects as the key decision factor, while others had a much smaller impact. In addition, the research has shown that there is no significant difference between male and female respondents with regard to the importance they attach to different criteria. Using factor analysis, the criteria for admission to the Polytechnic were grouped as follows: the quality of education, studying conditions, image of the institution, the cost of education, and the influence of friends and family.

  13. Evaluating Self-Efficacy Expected of Polytechnic Engineering Students as a Measure of Employability

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    Full Text Available In the face of increasing unemployment partly due to decreasing employability skills of Nigeria polytechnic students, many graduates of Nigeria polytechnic have a dwindle self-efficacy. 420 HND 2 polytechnic engineering students in north central states of Nigeria were surveyed. Data were collected using questionnaire consisting of 4 Likert-type statements. Student’s self-efficacy was measured by asking students to rate themselves  from 1 (“No confidence” to 4 (“Complete confidence”.The self-efficacy of engineering students in Nigeria polytechnic were examined using mean and standard deviation. The mean score for Self-appraisal, Occupational Information, Goal selection, Planning and Problem solving are as follow (3.32, (2.97, (3.28, (3.082 and (3.012 respectively with self-appraisal scoring higher than the others. These findings enhance our understanding of the importance of self-efficacy in the development of employability skills of polytechnic engineering students in Nigeria, more importantly self-appraisal had the highest mean score. The practical implication is that the teaching style will have to shift from being teacher-centred leaning to student-centred learning in order to address and accommodate the need of student’s self-efficacy. Key words: Self-efficacy; Employability; Employability skills; Nigerian polytechnics; Engineering students

  14. A Tale of English Language Polytechnic Lecturers’ Decision Making

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Teacher decision making involves a selection of options that leads to thinking processes, underlying teaching in language classroom contexts. Due to this, as a small part of an on-going postgraduate research, this exploratory case study shares the initial findings on the lecturers’ decision-making effects on their classroom orientation. Four lecturers in a local polytechnic were purposively selected as research participants. The primary data was collected through non-participatory classroom observations. Manual constant comparative analysis across the cases was run to obtain the results. Later, the results were triangulated with the responses from informal semi-structured interviews and reflective journal entries. The qualitative analysis revealed that participants did share a similar teaching pattern, i.e. active teaching.  The participants employed learner-focused-orientation approach as their common teaching practice. They worked on their planning decisions as well as their interactive decisions in order to harmonize their teachings to students’ response, proficiency, and attitude. This finding informs some instructional concerns regarding language teaching and learning process in polytechnics’ context (as a Technical and Vocational Education and Training, or TVET, higher education institution in Malaysia to other English educators in different types and levels of learning institutions.

  15. AN ASSESSMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTENTION AMONG SUNYANI POLYTECHNIC MARKETING STUDENTS

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    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to assess the entrepreneurial intention among the students of Sunyani Polytechnic, and also to determine the motivators, and obstacles to entrepreneurial intentions. The study is based on quantitative exploratory survey design. The sample size for the study is 136 comprising of 94 males and 42 females, who were selected by convenient sample method. Primary data were obtained using self designed questionnaire which were administered by the researchers. Data were analysed using percentages, One-way ANOVA. Results indicated that there is high entrepreneurial intention among the respondents. It was also revealed that there are important motivators for intention as well as obstacles to setting up ones firm. The finding again indicated that demographic variables such as gender, age, religion affect responses given by respondents. It is recommended that, future research must be done in the public and private universities to provide support for these findings and also entrepreneurial education must be introduced into the tertiary institutions which are not currently offering entrepreneurship courses.

  16. Integration of learning technologies into teaching within Fijian Polytechnic Institutions

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    Full Text Available Abstract In the 21st century, learning technologies have increasingly become pervasive within various forms of learning environments. Institutions of higher education are increasingly turning to these technologies to resource and support their teaching and learning environments under distributed circumstances, face-to-face or blended. Recently, the Fijian Ministry of Education systematically introduced learning technologies into Fiji’s technical colleges to support teaching and learning. However, prior to the widespread deployment of these technologies, little information was available on educators’ perception of the value of these technologies, and the extent to which this could influence adoption. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of lecturers’ perceptions of the value of learning technologies and factors likely to influence their decisions to adopt and integrate these technologies into teaching as well as challenges they are likely to face. A survey was administered to fifty five self-selected lecturers involved in teaching within three Polytechnics in Fiji. Although overall findings suggested that lecturers strongly valued the contribution of learning technologies in enhancing student learning, a number of factors likely to influence the rapid adoption of these technologies were identified. These included attitude towards technology and perceived usefulness of technology in teaching, the institutional cultural environment, as well as resources available to support uptake. This research contributes to the growing significance of individual, contextual and cultural influences in the adoption of learning technologies into teaching.

  17. FROM THE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE TO THE CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY

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    Full Text Available Formulation of the problem. Developed construction industry is the basis of prosperity of the country as a whole and particular city in particular. An important role in the training of young builders relies on the training institutions, which, even replacing each other on the city map, retain and develop the traditions of engineering and construction education. The knowledge of the history of the first technical institution of building structure in our city will significantly influence the formation of civic and patriotic position of young engineers of building industry. Analysis of the research. Тhe history of higher polytechnic education in Ukraine of the first quarter of the twentieth century rather thoroughly was investigated in the works of V. Onopriyenko, V. Tarasov, A. Woroch, C. Choir, S. Hovrych, I. Fedosova and others. Specifically I. Fedosova considered features of formation of student contingent in the technical universities in the period which is considered and analyzed the source and status of research of the history of higher technical education in Ukraine. The formation of higher technical education in Katerynoslav was considered in the works of G. Shvyd’ko, V. Starostin, V. Savchuk, A. Bystryakov and V. Bolshakov. The purpose of the article is analysis of the development of higher building and architectural education in Katerynoslav (Dnipropetrovsk during the XX - XXI century. Conclusion. The tradition of training of highly qualified engineering and architecture specialist in the city has already a hundred years, and Prydniprovs’ka State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture concentrating all the achievements of its predecessors, absorbed throughout history research and development of talented architects, builders and engineers of the construction industry of the city, confidently looks into the future.

  18. Education of specialists-cartographers in Lviv Polytechnic National University

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    Full Text Available This paper describes the system of future specialists-cartographers education in Lviv polytechnic national university. Main targets of the department of cartography and geospatial modelling are listed. Key research areas of the department, the educational specifics of students at «Bachelor» and «Master‘s» levels are described. At present, the main task of the department is to train specialists with good knowledge of cartographic investigation method, GIS technologies, because digital cartography, web-mapping, web-portal are things of the future. Cartography specialists must know how to create traditional maps (topographic, thematic, tourist using computer technologies and electronic maps that can be used in the creation of GIS systems, informational resources in navigation, military affairs and so on. The main scientific direction of the department is general geographic and thematic mapping, GIS mapping and development of GIS, history of the cartography, mathematic modelling in geodesy, astronomy and geophysics. The department trains bachelors on specialty 103 «Earth sciences», specialization 103.02 «Cartography». The feature of master’s education is maximum approach to education content for future employment. Master degree students are improving their professional knowledge and skills received during their study for the bachelor’s degree. They are deeply studying modern methods of cartographic digital terrain models with GIS technologies, combining their work with development of cartographic databases. They get acquainted with the principles of base sets of geospatial data, conduct thematic evaluation and forecast maps, using GIS. The students also study methods and order of design, edition, and maps development in detail. Modern mapping needs to be more efficient in the use of both natural and human resources, reflect a complex system man - society - environment. Such problem can be solved using various modeling techniques with

  19. Expanding the classroom with educational technology: A case study of a Cuban polytechnic high school

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    Full Text Available Polytechnic instruction has a common place in the Cuban education system (Gasperini, 2000. In polytechnic institutions, teachers leverage technological tools to prepare students for labor market competences. This case study examined a polytechnic institution in Cuba to consider how teachers defined educational technology. Based on teacher questionnaire responses, site-based teacher interviews, and field observations, technology was primarily viewed as a method for student preparation. In other words, teachers used technology to prepare students for their future careers and the technology they will need to be successful in that career. The study found that teachers highly valued their technical pedagogical training, believed that the growing spaces were an integral part of their technology based instruction, and claimed that the limited resources was their greatest barrier to integrating ICT in the classroom.

  20. Rupture and Adaptation: British Technical Expertise to the Singapore Polytechnic and the Transition to a Nation-State

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    The Singapore Polytechnic underwent a period of both rupture and adaptation as British advisers worked with the post-colonial government to facilitate technical education reform and Singapore's transition to a nation-state. Established in 1958 and based on the metropolitan model, the Singapore Polytechnic constituted an imperial project for…

  1. The Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: Current Practices at Polytechnics in Bangladesh and Its Effects in Developing Students' Competences

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    Haolader, Faruque A.; Ali, Md Ramjan; Foysol, Khan Md

    2015-01-01

    Polytechnics in Bangladesh endeavour to produce quality graduates for national and international job markets. The quality of graduates depends on several factors. This study examines the implementation process of the polytechnic curriculum with the objectives of determining the current level of practices in learning/teaching material design, in…

  2. Comparative Study of University and Polytechnic Graduates in Finland: Implications of Higher Education on Earnings

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    Xia, Belle Selene; Liitiainen, Elia; Rekola, Mika

    2012-01-01

    This study explores the implications of higher education on earnings in Finland. The challenges as well as opportunities of obtaining a university degree as compared to graduating from polytechnics are evaluated using the REFLEX (The Flexible Professional in the Knowledge Society) data. As a Nordic country, Finland is known for its educated…

  3. Impact of Malaysian Polytechnics' Head of Department Multi-Dimensional Leadership Orientation towards Lecturers Work Commitment

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    Ibrahim, Mohammed Sani; Mujir, Siti Junaidah Mohd

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to determine if the multi-dimensional leadership orientation of the heads of departments in Malaysian polytechnics affects their leadership effectiveness and the lecturers' commitment to work as perceived by the lecturers. The departmental heads' leadership orientation was determined by five leadership dimensions…

  4. Exploring the Impact of Work Experience on Part-Time Students' Academic Success in Malaysian Polytechnics

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    Ibrahim, Norhayati; Freeman, Steven A.; Shelley, Mack C.

    2012-01-01

    The study explored the influence of work experience on adult part-time students' academic success as defined by their cumulative grade point average. The sample consisted of 614 part-time students from four polytechnic institutions in Malaysia. The study identified six factors to measure the perceived influence of work experiences--positive…

  5. The Sorority Life: Sorority Women's Perceptions of Their Experiences at a Polytechnic Institution

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    Lunk, Cynthia Lauren

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative research study was to understand women's perceptions of their experiences as sorority women at an institute of technology. Ultimately, this research strove to determine in what way sorority women at a polytechnic institution perceived their college experiences, including; how they perceive the general campus…

  6. The applicability of Herzberg's two-factor theory to the job satisfaction of Malaysian polytechnic instructors

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    1996-01-01

    The purpose of this study were: 1) to determine whether support exists for Herzberg's two factor theory in an educational setting in Malaysia; 2) to determine and describe the job satisfaction of polytechnic instructors in Malaysia and 3) to examine the relationships between job satisfaction and selected personal charactoristics contextual characterisitcs, and students perceptions of instructors' teaching effectiveness.

  7. Effective Technological Delivery in Nigerian Polytechnics:Need for Academic Manpower Development Policy

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    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Technical education, especially as provided in the Nigerian polytechnics, leads to the acquisition of practical and applied skills as well as basic scientific knowledge. The production function of the polytechnics in terms of producing quality middle-level manpower through effective teaching delivery depends largely on the quantity and quality of teachers available. However, teacher adequacy is a function of many factors, which include funding, student enrollment overtime, and staff turnover. This article, however, revealed a mismatch between enrollment and available teachers, with huge staff shortfall over the years when the student enrollment was matched with the available teachers, using the ideal teacher-student ratios. Student and teacher projections were carried out based on five-percent annual increase and average teacher-student ratio of 1:12, so as to meet the vision 2010 target year set by the Nigerian government for total development. The projection showed that the polytechnics would require a large additional number of teachers. An all-inclusive funding approach for the polytechnics was recommended so as to increase their financial status, which would allow for improved facilities, workshops, equipment and also improved conditions of service of teachers. We believe that if this was done, more teachers would be attracted from across the world, those who left would return, and new and younger ones will be encouraged to join the teaching force. Such development would to a great extent meet and sustain the anticipated growth for the target year.

  8. Assessment of Students' Satisfaction of Service Quality in Takoradi Polytechnic: The Students' Perspective

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    Anwowie, Samuel; Amoako, Joseph; Abrefa, Amma Adomaa

    2015-01-01

    Higher educational institutions are increasingly placing greater emphasis on meeting students' expectations and needs as student perceptions of higher educational facilities and services are becoming more important. To investigate students' satisfaction of service quality at the Takoradi Polytechnic, a study was conducted using the SERVQUAL…

  9. Creativity and Effectiveness in Teaching: Perceptions of Students and Lecturers of the Lisbon Polytechnic Institute (IPL).

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    This thesis presents research that compares the ways students and lecturers of the Lisbon Polytechnic Institute (IPL) perceive and value effectiveness and creativity in teaching. Creativity can be defined in several ways; in this context, it is related to the effectiveness of a teacher. The document discusses results in light of the IPL's goals of…

  10. Performance Assesment of Bauchi Polytechnics and Technical Colleges Using Quality Assurance Indicators in Nigeria Qualification Framework

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    Full Text Available Technical and Vocational Education emphases skill acquisition, Quality Assurance in vocational education is concept that is concerned with high performance involved activities with vocational education such as teaching, learning, infrastructures, student’s behavior and entire academic process. Good quality education is very necessary in the total development of staff and students which ensures proper development, job prospects and the realization of academic goals and objects. Enhanced and sustained to ensure accountability and improve performance. Higher educational institutions in Nigeria continue to experience carelessly attitude about the use of Quality Assurance to understand the risk they are exposed to poor standard. To address these issues, the study embarked upon to determine the level of performance and difference usability of Quality Assurance in Polytechnics and Technical Colleges in Bauchi state. Quantitative method technique was employed using survey questionnaires, 60 staff both senior and junior within these institutions were selected and a questionnaire distributed for their responses. The data were analysed using SPSS software. The result reveals that Federal Polytechnic Bauchi and State Polytechnic Bauchi has high level of Performance about Quality Assurance indicators while College of Education Azare has medium level of Performance. College of education Azare has highest mean rank of 29.87 and percentage of 31.8% obtained from the output result indicated that it has high usability to Quality Assurance, followed by Federal Polytechnic Bauchi with medium usability then State Polytechnic Bauchi has low usability to Quality Assurance. The study concluded by Quality Assurance Unit be made aware to each institution staff to enable recognize the benefits of it. Federal government should give more funding and employ staff to cater the need of Quality Assurance Unit in every institution so that it will help the students to develop

  11. 9th Annual Conference of the North East Polytechnics Mathematical Modelling & Computer Simulation Group

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    In recent years, mathematical modelling allied to computer simulation has emerged as en effective and invaluable design tool for industry and a discipline in its own right. This has been reflected in the popularity of the growing number of courses and conferences devoted to the area. The North East Polytechnics Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation Group has a balanced representation of academics and industrialists and, as a Group, has the objective of promoting a continuing partnership between the Polytechnics in the North East and local industry. Prior to the present conference the Group has organised eight conferences with a variety of themes related to mathematical modelling and computer simulation. The theme chosen for the Polymodel 9 Conference held in Newcastle upon Tyne in May 1986 was Industrial Vibration Modelling, which is particularly approp riate for 'Industry Year' and is an area which continues to present industry and academics with new and challenging problems. The aim of the Conferen...

  12. Teachers' experiences of English-language-taught degree programs within health care sector of Finnish polytechnics.

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    Pitkajarvi, Marianne; Eriksson, Elina; Kekki, Pertti

    2011-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to research teachers' experiences of the English-Language-Taught Degree Programs in the health care sector of Finnish polytechnics. More specifically, the focus was on teachers' experiences of teaching methods and clinical practice. The data were collected from eighteen teachers in six polytechnics through focus group interviews. Content analysis was used to analyse the data. The results suggested that despite the positive interaction between students and teachers, choosing appropriate teaching methods provided a challenge for teachers, due to cultural diversity of students as well as to the use of a foreign language in tuition. Due to students' language-related difficulties, clinical practice was found to be the biggest challenge in the educational process. Staffs' attitudes were perceived to be significant for students' clinical experience. Further research using stronger designs is needed. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Analysis of the e-learning technologies used for teaching mathematics at Tomsk Polytechnic University

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    Full Text Available This article analyzes the implementation of e-learning technologies in the study of mathematics at Tomsk Polytechnic University. It describes research findings of the suitability of the e-learning technology for first year students of an engineering university. The research involved 248 students and 38 teachers of Tomsk Polytechnic University. The authors surveyed first-year students to check whether they are ready to learn in the electronic environment. In addition, the students and teachers were surveyed on the possibility of teaching a course in mathematics in the electronic environment and on the preferred mode of learning: web-based instruction, blended learning, or full e-learning. The research identified the main difficulties when working with e-learning courses as well as the optimal form of e-learning for the study of mathematics.

  14. An important achievement of Professor Ion Stroescu: the wind tunnel of the Polytechnic School of Bucharest

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    Full Text Available This paper summarizes the contribution of Ion Stroescu to the experimental aerodynamics development in Romania through the design, in collaboration with Professor Elie Carafoli, of the subsonic wind tunnel of the Polytechnic School in Bucharest. Without any exaggeration, the paper also presents the general context in which this construction was built, when aeronautical higher education was being set up in Romania and young aviation industry made strides to world affirmation by its achievements.

  15. MANAGEMENT OF SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITY STUDENT OF ECONOMICS POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTES OF CUBA

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    With this article, the authors reveal the results of an investigation that sought to address the shortcomings in the performance of students in polytechnics Economics Holguin, Cuba, in scientific-research activity, limiting compliance demands made by society to the Technical and Vocational Education. To do this, a pedagogical model that considers the link between the orientations contextualized scientific-research activity, contextualized systematization of scientific-research activity and it...

  16. Performance Achievement As The Impact Of Strategy Organizatonal Competence Strategy Execution And Competitive Advantage A Study On Private Polytechnics In West Java Indonesia

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT - The higher education environment has changed faster than the ability of higher education to respond the competition becomes more intense complex and dynamic making some polytechnics can thrive survive and others are stopping operations. This study was conducted to examine the profile of 29 polytechnics in West Java to achieve organizational performance. Research results show that polytechnic performance is affected by the quality of the execution and its competitive advantage which are determined by the precision and alignment strategies with organizational competence. The model findings of this study could be an analysis tool to solve the polytechnics survival problems how to face the intense competition and changing environment.

  17. Bristol girls dance project (BGDP): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of an after-school dance programme to increase physical activity among 11-12 year old girls

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    Many children do not meet current UK physical activity (PA) guidelines. Girls are less active than boys throughout childhood, and the age-related decline in PA, particularly from early adolescence, is steeper for girls than for boys...

  18. Cross-sectional study to evaluate Trichomonas vaginalis positivity in women tested for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis, attending genitourinary medicine and primary care clinics in Bristol, South West England.

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    Highly sensitive, commercial nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) for Trichomonas vaginalis have only recently been recommended for use in the UK. While testing for T. vaginalis is routine in symptomatic women attending genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics, it is rare in asymptomatic women or those attending primary care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the positivity of T. vaginalis using a commercial NAAT, in symptomatic and asymptomatic women undergoing testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea in GUM and primary care settings. Samples from 9186 women undergoing chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing in South West England between May 2013 and Jan 2015 were also tested for T. vaginalis by NAAT alongside existing tests. T. vaginalis positivity using NAAT was as follows: in GUM 4.5% (24/530, symptomatic) and 1.7% (27/1584, asymptomatic); in primary care 2.7% (94/3499, symptomatic) and 1.2% (41/3573, asymptomatic). Multivariable regression found that in GUM older age, black ethnicity and deprivation were independent risk factors for T. vaginalis infection. Older age and deprivation were also risk factors in primary care. Testing women presenting with symptoms in GUM and primary care using TV NAATs is estimated to cost £260 per positive case diagnosed compared with £716 using current microbiological tests. Aptima TV outperforms existing testing methods used to identify T. vaginalis infection in this population. An NAAT should be used when testing for T. vaginalis in women who present for testing with symptoms in primary care and GUM, based on test performance and cost. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.

  19. Edasijõudnud valitsuste motiivid / John Pick ; tõlk. Johanna Ross

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    Kultuuripoliitika kujundamisest arenenenud riikides. Originaali pealkiri: Motives of advanced governments (The arts in a state: A study of government arts policies from ancient greece to the present. Bristol, England: Bristol Classical Press, 1988). Lühidalt autorist lk. 23

  20. Honey Do Franchising Group, Inc. Information Sheet

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    Honey Do Franchising Group, Inc., a/k/a The Honey Do Service, Inc. (the Company) is located in Bristol, Virginia. The settlement involves renovation activities conducted at properties constructed prior to 1978, located in Bristol, Virginia.

  1. Social marketing ethics: report prepared for the National Social Marketing Centre

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    2009-01-01

    This report has been developed by Professor Lynn Eagle from the Bristol Social Marketing Centre, Bristol Business School University of West of England with contributions from\\ud staff at the National Social Marketing Centre.

  2. Procedure for the Analysis and Suppliers Selection in the Superior Polytechnic School of Chimborazo

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    Doris Maribel Maribel Sánchez-Lunavictoria

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The analysis is and selection of suppliers of an institution of higher learning is one of the core activities of the logistics process to ensure the necessary resources to meet the standards of quality required by contemporary university excellence. Therefore the aim of this paper is to develop a process for the evaluation and selection of suppliers Polytechnic Superior School of Chimborazo from the use of multi-criteria evaluation methods. The results contribute to improve the process of decision making, quality and institutional efficiency.

  3. Linking teaching and research: establishing a proposal for training polytechnic school faculty.

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    Vellozo, V; Martins, M I; do Nascimento, R B

    1999-11-01

    Based on the experience of a teacher training program entitled Program for Continuing Education of Polytechnic Faculty (PAETEC) developed by the Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Vemâncio (EPSJV/FIOCRUZ), this article is intended to contribute to the discussion of alternatives for continuing vocational teacher education programs. In the search for new on-the-job teacher training models fostering interaction between the educational process and research activity, the experience employs a strategy based on the construction of an integrated methodology allowing teachers to reflect on their own practices and turn them into the object of their research.

  4. LECTURERS' AND STUDENTS' BELIEFS IN CODE-SWITCHING: A MALAYSIAN POLYTECHNIC CONTEXT

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    MAZELIN MOHAMED MOKHTAR

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This research is to discover whether lecturers’ beliefs coincide with their practices in their daily teaching. The focus will be on the belief in the use of code-switching in the classroom. At the same time, it is also worthwhile to indicate whether there are differences in the beliefs between the lecturers and the students. For that purpose three lecturers from an engineering department of a polytechnic in a northern region as well as the students in the classrooms were chosen to participate in this research. The methods designed include classroom observations, questionnaires for both the lecturers and students, and interviews with the lecturers after the classroom observation. The findings showed that the lecturers mostly used reiteration and message qualification functions when code-switching. They believed that it was intended mainly to enhance their students’ understanding and to save their time from lengthy explanation whenever the students are in doubt. This was agreeable by most students as they believed that code-switching could help them understand the lessons better. Some recommendations are made based on the findings and analysis of the results, expecting that it would further improve the teaching of Mathematics, Science and technical subjects in the Malaysian polytechnics.

  5. Berry, Prof. Sir Michael Victor

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    Address: Professor of Physics, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Royal Fort, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, U.K.. Contact: Office: (+44-117) 928 8778. Residence: (+44-117) 973 2240. Fax: (+44-117) 925 5624. Email: asymptotico@bristol.ac.uk. http://michaelberryphysics.wordpress.com · YouTube · Twitter ...

  6. Fellowship | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Date of birth: 14 March 1941. Address: Professor of Physics, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Royal Fort, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, U.K.. Contact: Office: (+44-117) 928 8778. Residence: (+44-117) 973 2240. Fax: (+44-117) 925 5624. Email: asymptotico@bristol.ac.uk.

  7. Impact of Electronic Resources and Usage in Academic Libraries in Ghana: Evidence from Koforidua Polytechnic & All Nations University College, Ghana

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    Akussah, Maxwell; Asante, Edward; Adu-Sarkodee, Rosemary

    2015-01-01

    The study investigates the relationship between impact of electronic resources and its usage in academic libraries in Ghana: evidence from Koforidua Polytechnic & All Nations University College, Ghana. The study was a quantitative approach using questionnaire to gather data and information. A valid response rate of 58.5% was assumed. SPSS…

  8. SoSTeM Model Development for Application of Soft Skills to Engineering Students at Malaysian Polytechnics

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    Esa, Ahmad; Padil, Suhaili; Selamat, Asri; Idris, Mohammad Talha Mohamed

    2015-01-01

    Soft skills are some of the skills needed to ensure that graduates fulfill the needs of the job market. Until 2010, almost 30% of unemployed graduates in Malaysia are technical graduates and one third comes are graduates from polytechnic. Most engineering graduates are proficient in technical skills but lack in soft skills. The lack of relevant…

  9. An Investigation of the Awareness and Use of Open Access Initiative at the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria

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    Issa, A.O.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the information environment of lecturers in Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria, in relation to their information seeking behavior, extent of use of the polytechnic library, perceptions of the resources and services of the library, level of awareness and extent of use of the open access model of scholarly communications, as well as the challenges of accessing and using information resources. It adopted the survey research method, using a questionnaire for data collection, while the descriptive statistics method was used to analyse the data, using tabular presentation and simple percentages. From a population of 280 lecturers for the study, a purposive sample of 164 was drawn. The findings showed that the lecturers' information needs are focused on online use; they hardly use the polytechnic library due to their perceptions of the resources and services of the library. They are, to a greater extent, aware of open access initiatives, but do not publish in open access outlets, while various challenges affect their access and use of information resources for teaching and research. A recommendation was made, among others, that the polytechnic management should pay more critical attention to the library especially in the areas of adequate, current and comprehensive collections on all the programmes of the institution, as well as the provision of wireless internet services on the campus through a public-private partnership arrangement.

  10. An Empirical Study on Alleviating Career English Writing Anxiety through Cooperative Learning in a Chinese Polytechnic Institute

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    Jiang, Dongmei

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of cooperative learning on writing anxiety alleviation through a pre-test/post-test assessment. 120 EFL learners from a Chinese polytechnic institute were assigned into two groups: one experimental (cooperative writing) and the other comparison (solitary writing). Results revealed that cooperative learning…

  11. An Analysis of Female Lecturers' Participation in Civil Engineering Research and Development Activities at One Polytechnic in Zimbabwe

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    Chikuvadze, Pinias; Matswetu, Vimbai Sharon; Mugijima, Samuel

    2015-01-01

    This study sought to explore female lecturers' participation in civil engineering research and development activities at one polytechnic in Zimbabwe. Case study design was chosen for this study to make predictions, narration of events, comparisons and drawing of conclusions. The female lecturers were purposively sampled to participate in the…

  12. The Perspectives of Lecturers on the Action Research Journey in the Mathematics and Science Department of Singapore Polytechnic

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    Khiat, Henry; Chia, Hui Teng; Tan-Yeoh, Ah Choo; Kok-Mak, Chew Pheng

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this research was to understand the various aspects of the action research initiative in the Department of Mathematics and Science, Singapore Polytechnic. A total of 55 lecturers took part in this study and data were collected through semi-structured questionnaires, informal conversations with the lecturers, observations of their…

  13. Designing for Learner Success (D4LS) at Otago Polytechnic: From an E-learning Designer's Perspective

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    Gedera, Dilani S. P.

    2016-01-01

    Otago Polytechnic (OP) is currently redesigning and redeveloping its programmes and courses under an institution-wide initiative called Designing for Learner Success (D4LS). This initiative has several phases--design, development, delivery, and evaluation. This article focuses on the processes and considerations in the development phase of D4LS,…

  14. Comparison of the eLearning Solution at MUAF in Brno and Polytechnic University in Madrid

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    Tomáš Foltýnek

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The necessity of eLearning support of the university studies is setting up (or was setting up at the universities all over the world. This paper compares the eLearning technologies available at Mendel University in Brno (MUAF, Czech Republic, and Polytechnic University in Madrid (UPM, Spain, in the context of different conditions at both universities. The level of using of these technologies and practical experiences with them are evaluated too. In concrete this paper deals with the systems GATE (GAbinete de TeleEducación and AulaWeb, used at the UPM and system ELIS, used at MUAF. The fifteen-year experiences with development of eLearning at UPM are very valuable study material for the developers of the ELIS system. Some, especially conception properties of the ELIS system, can be, on the other hand, useful for inspiration vice versa.

  15. The ICT in the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal The Beginning of a New Phase

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    Armando J. Pires

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available The main subject of this paper is to present and discuss a technical solution based on the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT that is proposed to be implemented in a Higher Education (HE institution in Portugal. It is believed, that this project will change profoundly the administrative organization and the teaching-learning paradigm inside the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (PIS. This project will cover three different and complementary areas: a Wireless LAN area, an Administrative and Informative area and an eLearning area. Other relevant aspects and remarks, regarding eLearning issues, will also be taken into consideration, illustrating the most significant activity of the PIS academic staff in what concerns the eLearning field.

  16. Energy diagnostic: the experience of the Polytechnic School of Pernambuco, Brazil; Diagnostico energetico: a experiencia da escola politecnica de Pernambuco

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    This article seeks introduce the energy diagnostic results developed in the Polytechnic School of Pernambuco. The diagnostic activities have been divided in six phases: the installed energy survey, load shape survey, illumination level survey, cooling adequate dimensions, simulation study to choose of optimum tariff framing and the necessary investment survey. Finally, the outlines and the recommendations are established to avoid electrical use waste. 7 refs., 11 tabs

  17. Environmental Factors and Students’ Learning Approaches: A Survey on Malaysian Polytechnics Students

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    Ramlee Mustapha

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Several studies have shown the impact of environmental factors on student learning approaches. Despite the importance of such studies, studies on technical learners are few. Thus, this study aimed to determine the influence of learning environment on Polytechnics students’ learning approaches in Malaysia. Learning environment plays an important role in the cognitive, effective and social domains of students because it could improve students’ learning outcomes.  Learning approaches refer to the ways students deal with academic tasks that are related to learning outcomes.  This study used Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ and Revised Two-Factor Study Process Questionnaire (RSPQ-2F to collect the research data.  Data were analyzed using AMOS Version 18.  Multiple regressions were conducted to predict learning environment factors that influenced the level of students’ learning approaches.  The result shows that effective teaching is a major factor that influences students' deep approach followed by the assessment, learning resources and clear objectives.

  18. Improving Students’ vocabulary Mastery By Using Blended Learning Model in State Polytechnic Padang

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    muthia damaiyanti

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available The research aims at improving the vocabulary mastery of students at Padang’s State Polytechnics for the 2015/2016 academic year by applying a blended learning model. Blended learning is an interactive learning model which combines face-to-face  with web-based learning. Vocabulary is a vital sub-skill in mastering a language and thus a suitable topic for a classroom action research (CAR. . The CAR theory applied is by Kemmis, S and McTaggart (2005 and the Blended Learning theory used is by Bersin (2004. The instruments are test, observation, field note and interview. Quantitative data are collected by a test result in which it is used to see how the student’s vocabulary mastery progresses after applying the blended learning model. Qualitative data gathered included observation, field note and interview analyzed descriptively in order to find out the factors affecting student’s vocabulary mastery by implementing blended  

  19. Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges Philippines An Eco-Friendly School Model

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    Dr. Jose Ariel R. Ibarrientos

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Academic institutions can become more environmentally responsible through the implementation of various conservation initiative. Along this the study attempt to transform the Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges into living models of an ecologically sustainable learning institutions. Data was gathered from among the six administrators 336 students 62 teaching and 31 non-teaching personnel from school year 2013-2014. Questionnaire supported by interview and ocular inspection was utilized to assess the college practices along its environmental policy resource management curriculum project and budget. Results revealed that the college has an Eco Friendly Program and has implemented guidelines along solid Waste Management in Classrooms and Laboratories. Awareness on environmental policy resource management in classrooms buildings and grounds purchasing use of lights and electricity paper conservation water conservation waste management were highly implemented HI. Maintenance on air quality and waste management in the canteen were moderately implemented MI in the college. Generally the college are Aware A along environmental programs and highly implement HI its environmental practices. T-test result shows that there was no significant difference between the level of awareness and implementation on environmental practices. The proposed Eco-Friendly School Model developed by the researcher must be adopted by the college.

  20. MANAGEMENT OF SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITY STUDENT OF ECONOMICS POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTES OF CUBA

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    Alba Sánchez Arencibia

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available With this article, the authors reveal the results of an investigation that sought to address the shortcomings in the performance of students in polytechnics Economics Holguin, Cuba, in scientific-research activity, limiting compliance demands made by society to the Technical and Vocational Education. To do this, a pedagogical model that considers the link between the orientations contextualized scientific-research activity, contextualized systematization of scientific-research activity and its contextual effect transformer whose contextual interaction emerges address provided scientific activity-research, research training to ensure students and improve their performance, in line with social demands. It also provided a methodology that allowed the application, in practice, the pedagogical model, which is published from the joint between stages, phases and actions that correspond to functional logic. These contributions were assessed through criteria expert method and by the partial implementation in the town of Holguin, which made it possible to test the relevance of the model and methodology, as well as the feasibility of the methodology, supported by the favorable consensus of teachers and tutors with regard to their coherence and viability.

  1. Entry qualifications and academic performance of architecture students in Nigerian Polytechnics: Are the admission requirements still relevant?

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    Peter O Adewale

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The competence of fresh graduates of architecture has been continuously criticized by the industry for inadequate knowledge. This is often blamed on the poor standard of education evidenced by poor performances in professional and degree/diploma examinations conducted by various schools of architecture in the country. Although, factors responsible for the scenario are well documented in the literature, most of these works are based on testimonial and circumstantial evidences relating to management of architectural education only. The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between entry qualifications and the performance of architecture students in Nigerian Polytechnics with a view to determining the relevance of current admission policy to architectural education in Nigeria. Data were obtained from official records in the Department of Architecture in four randomly selected polytechnics in the southwestern part of Nigeria. Pearson Product Moment Correlation (r was used to test the hypotheses. Findings reveal weak relationship between the two variables (physics and mathematics. This is contrary to the expectations of most scholars and policy makers who opine that students' proficiency in these subjects would enhance their performance at higher levels. The paper traces the contradiction to the poor handling of public examinations and misconception of architecture as being pure science. It holds that if these requirements are still relied upon for the admission of students into schools of architecture, wrong candidates would continue to gain entry into the profession. The paper concludes by recommending certain measures that are capable of reversing the trend.

  2. The Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: Current Practices at Polytechnics in Bangladesh and its Effects in Developing Students' Competences

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    Faruque A. Haolader

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Polytechnics in Bangladesh endeavour to produce quality graduates for national and international job markets. The quality of graduates depends on several factors. This study examines the implementation process of the polytechnic curriculum with the objectives of determining the current level of practices in learn-ing/teaching material design, in delivering curriculum content, in assessing students and its effect on students' competence development. Data was collected through observation, opinion survey and competence test. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies were used for data interpretation and analysis in this descriptive type of research study. Findings revealed that the learning materials are mainly theory oriented and mostly cover those contents usually common in exams. About half of teachers are aware of the taxonomy for learning, teaching and assessing, but they rarely put importance on it. In the classroom, teachers spend only a little time for delivering content at the level of apply/analyse. However, a significant number of tasks performed in labs are practical and occupation relevant and can be classified at higher levels of the taxonomy. In student assessment, the test-items assess mainly theoretical knowledge at the level of remember. The effect of these practices is reflected in demonstrating student performance in a competence test. The study concludes with some recommendations.

  3. Use of Social Media and Its Impact on Academic Performance of Tertiary Institution Students: A Study of Students of Koforidua Polytechnic, Ghana

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    Owusu-Acheaw, M.; Larson, Agatha Gifty

    2015-01-01

    The study sought to assess students' use of social media and its effect on academic performance of tertiary institutions students in Ghana with a focus on Koforidua Polytechnic students. Questionnaire was used for collecting data. Out of one thousand five hundred and seventy-eight copies of the questionnaire distributed, one thousand five hundred…

  4. The Effects of Integrating Mobile and CAD Technology in Teaching Design Process for Malaysian Polytechnic Architecture Student in Producing Creative Product

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    Hassan, Isham Shah; Ismail, Mohd Arif; Mustapha, Ramlee

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of integrating the digital media such as mobile and CAD technology on designing process of Malaysian polytechnic architecture students in producing a creative product. A website is developed based on Caroll's minimal theory, while mobile and CAD technology integration is based on Brown and…

  5. Towards Improving the Strategies of Effective Teaching of Entrepreneurship Development Education Courses to Office Technology and Management Students of Polytechnics in Delta State

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    Esene, Robert A.

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated the strategies and tools for effective teaching of Entrepreneurship Development Education to OTM students of Polytechnics in Delta State. The design of the study was survey. Research question was raised for the study. An instrument which consisted of 70 items was distributed to 30 respondents in the areas covered in the…

  6. Master of Science Degree Qualitative Social Research Methods at the Polytechnic University of Nicaragua: Critical Reconstruction of Genesis and Evolution

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    Aura Violeta Aldana Saraccini

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This article offers a descriptive and critic analysis of the genesis and evolution of the Master of Science degree in "Methods of Qualitative Social Research," offered by the Polytechnic University of Nicaragua. It is the result of an analysis whose objectives were aimed at rebuilding through the application of qualitative techniques, internal and external factors to University life that have affected and continue to affect the status of the degree program. This analysis is based on the events surrounding its rebuilding; in the article I also reflect on the importance of the qualitative paradigm to the development of strategies to address the complex task of teaching and learning how to conduct such research. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0801117

  7. Students Life in the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in the First Years of Its Existence (Late 19th — Early 20th Ct.

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    O. S. Bilyavska

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the various pages of the life of students of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in the first years of its existence — educational, scientific, casual and students participated in the revolutionary-democratic movement of Kyiv late 19th—early 20th centuries. Study of student life Kyiv Polytechnic Institute late 19th and early 20th centuries is a separate page in the history of this institution. In conditions of autocracy, strict control of the Government, of the Ministry of Finance, which was subject to institute systematic interference in its activities of the Kyiv authorities and police, students themselves organized and find different ways to influence the improvement of educational and methodical process, improve their daily lives. Analysis of historical sources provides an answer to the causes of the growth of public and revolutionary activity of a large number of students of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute that time. General political crisis of the Russian Empire, autocratic way, national and social oppression, lack of political rights and freedoms have caused strong protests from students. One of the main requirements of students was the recognition of the autonomy of higher education institutions, police interference in their activities. Unfair considered sexual, national and class limit admission to the KPI. Object of study was chosen by the author as Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, its work in the late 19th and early 20th century, as the oldest and reputable higher engineering school at that time. Experience of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute is of great importance for the modern transformation of higher education in Ukraine.

  8. Educational Implication For Adopting Open-Ended Response Systems In Higher Education The Scenario Of Wa Polytechnic Ghana.

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    Nicholas A. Tetteh

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Teaching and learning is fundamentally a two-way affair the teacher transferring knowledge and the learner making meaning from the knowledge. Teaching becomes complete when the learner acquires the knowledge transferred and applies it appropriately to real life situations. However in Ghana teaching and learning has undergone a lot of alteration coupled with both negative and positive effects. In Wa Polytechnic teaching and learning has seen little or no improvement with regards to information and communication Technology ICT making it difficult for students to acquire 21st century skills and be part of the digitally connected ecosystem. Active classroom participation and engagement information sharing communication collaboration coupled with large class sizes have been a problem for teachers and students in Wa Polytechnic hence the need to conduct a study to identify productive solutions that enhance students participation and engagement in the classroom. The study investigates the role of ICT in augmenting active participation and engagement of students in the classroom via open-ended response systems. The study was conducted using Educational Design Research EDR methods. A critical analysis was done by studying the responses of the respondents which identified three forms of students classroom participation and engagement verbal classroom participation non-verbal classroom participation and after classroom teaching and learning activities. Smart phones laptop tablet iPad and regular cellular phone were the predominant devices used by students for other purpose rather than teacher-led class activities. When students were made to actively participate in the classroom using the devices as open-ended response system students engagement and their ability to contribute during lectures appreciated comparatively. It was however evident that open-ended response system was effective tool to manage large class sizes as students who were timid could

  9. Considering renal risk while managing cancer

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    Shahinian VB; Bahl A; Niepel D; Lorusso V

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    Vahakn B Shahinian,1 Amit Bahl,2 Daniela Niepel,3 Vito Lorusso4 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 2Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, University Hospitals Bristol, Bristol, UK; 3Medical Development, Amgen (Europe) GmbH, Vienna, Austria; 4Medical Oncology Unit, National Cancer Research Centre, Istituto Tumori Giovanni Paolo II, Bari, Italy Abstract: Renal function is an important consideration in th...

  10. Length and Age Trends of Chinook Salmon in the Nushagak River, Alaska, Related to Commercial and Recreational Fishery Selection and Exploitation

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    Kendall, Neala W; Quinn, Thomas P

    2011-01-01

    .... Average body sizes or ages of many western North American populations of Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, including the Nushagak River population in Bristol Bay, Alaska, have declined over...

  11. Role of Ecological Cultural Synthesis in Enhancement of Importance and Competitive Ability of Polytechnic Education in the Southern Far East of the Russian Federation

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    Petukhov, V. I.; Golikov, S. Yu; Maiorov, I. S.

    2017-11-01

    The regional features of polytechnic education development under present-day conditions are considered. The enhanced role of ecological cultural synthesis is proved to be necessary in order to enhance the importance and competitive ability of the polytechnic education in the southern Far East of the Russian Federation. Ecological cultural synthesis is the major condition to turn natural management into the ecologically sparing management of natural resources; it is also a method of a person to learn nature and the mutual relations with nature. It should become a basis for educational programs in the higher schools of the Russian Federation (that may be used with the practical purposes not only in the Russian Federation), and it may promote the search of the national idea, ideological core, and basic principles of further education development in Russia.

  12. Improving mathematical problem solving ability through problem-based learning and authentic assessment for the students of Bali State Polytechnic

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    Darma, I. K.

    2018-01-01

    This research is aimed at determining: 1) the differences of mathematical problem solving ability between the students facilitated with problem-based learning model and conventional learning model, 2) the differences of mathematical problem solving ability between the students facilitated with authentic and conventional assessment model, and 3) interaction effect between learning and assessment model on mathematical problem solving. The research was conducted in Bali State Polytechnic, using the 2x2 experiment factorial design. The samples of this research were 110 students. The data were collected using a theoretically and empirically-validated test. Instruments were validated by using Aiken’s approach of technique content validity and item analysis, and then analyzed using anova stylistic. The result of the analysis shows that the students facilitated with problem-based learning and authentic assessment models get the highest score average compared to the other students, both in the concept understanding and mathematical problem solving. The result of hypothesis test shows that, significantly: 1) there is difference of mathematical problem solving ability between the students facilitated with problem-based learning model and conventional learning model, 2) there is difference of mathematical problem solving ability between the students facilitated with authentic assessment model and conventional assessment model, and 3) there is interaction effect between learning model and assessment model on mathematical problem solving. In order to improve the effectiveness of mathematics learning, collaboration between problem-based learning model and authentic assessment model can be considered as one of learning models in class.

  13. Professional Practice as an Element of Taxonomy - A Case of IT Students at the Polytechnic of Rijeka

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available There are two reasons for a formal review of the formal forms of education: the development speed of data-communication technologies and the increasing willingness of business entities to apply the same in a very strong competitive battle for dominance at the market. Although not only reason they are a sufficient challenge for educational institutions to adjust their curricula especially when they will help to better prepare their students for the labour market. Professional practice as a form of the highest levels of taxonomies, observed by Bloom’s scale, should be used for evaluating student performance, but also for evaluating the quality and marketing of all available programs. This paper presents the experience of professional studies of computer science at Polytechnic of Rijeka acquired through the organization of professional practice in those businesses, which represent a potential place of work after the completion of studies. Conducted research, together with the acquired experience can be a framework for any changes or modifications to curriculum and teaching methods. Respondents pattern for the two main groups: business owners, which basic business is providing IT services and those which use computer to support base of operations. What do respondents who supervise professional practice think about the readiness of graduates for inclusion in their business, which competencies are expected of potential candidates for employment and what are their proposals for changing the program?

  14. The ICT Level of Confidence of Course Specialists in Distance Education: The Polytechnic University of the Philippines Experience

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    Caroline T. SUMANDE

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available This study intends to assess the ICT needs of the course specialists at Polytechnic University of the Philippines under the Open University System (PUP-OUS which may be the basis in conducting training on the different applications such as word processing, electronic spread sheet, presentation software, YouTube and etc. for the successful implementation of the community Learning Management System (LMS endeavor in the University. This is also a review of the current practices of the course specialists in the use of ICT to better facilitate teaching and learning process through the LMS or the PUP Open University eMabini Learning Portal. This particularly identifies various training programs that may be considered in order to successfully implement the system. Internally, the quality and success implementation of a certain program can be best determined if both of the faculty members and students had maximized its utility and made a gratifying experience afterwards. The overarching research questions – Are the Course Specialists (CS confident to utilize the LMS in teaching? Are they aware of various eLearning strategies that may help geographically dispersed learners? And what is the extent of eLearning utilization for instructions by the CS? Though a high percentage of course specialists are fully competent with computer applications such as word documents, PDF documents, email, multi-media presentations, e-learning tools for submission of requirements, assessment of students performance, and other systems integrated in handling OU Cyber classes, still the meager percentage of responses stating, “using these systems but need further practice/training” or “not aware of the application” can be alarming for PUP Open University’s goal to achieve pure online implementation in the next few years. This study concludes to create a long-term vision for the future of DE system in the University to best serve its clientele, “the DE students.”

  15. Discover city's master of science posters mark centenary of the physics genius who foretold future

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    2002-01-01

    The Institute of Physics is marking the centenary of the birth of Paul Dirac, a Bristol physicist, with six Japanese cartoon-style posters. The posters will be on display at Bristol University today - which has been dubbed Dirac Day - to coincide with an afternoon of talks about the physicist (1/2 page).

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    Reprint of essay published in Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance edited by Judith Rugg, Michèle Sedgwick (Bristol: Intellect, 2007)......Reprint of essay published in Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance edited by Judith Rugg, Michèle Sedgwick (Bristol: Intellect, 2007)...

  18. Book Review: The Political Economy of Work Security and Flexibility. Italy in Comparative Perspective

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    Review of F.. Berton, M Richiardi, S. Sacchi: The Political Economy of Work Security and Flexibility: Italy in Comparative Perspective. Policy Press: Bristol, 2012. 190 pp.......Review of F.. Berton, M Richiardi, S. Sacchi: The Political Economy of Work Security and Flexibility: Italy in Comparative Perspective. Policy Press: Bristol, 2012. 190 pp....

  19. Persistence factors among engineering students at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico: Student perceptions and curricular implications

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    Gonzalez Juarbe, Juan M.

    Various persistence studies demonstrate that there is a direct correlation between college or university academic program completion and the amount of students' involvement in the college or university on a social, academic, and institutional level. These studies suggest that, over the course of time, the greater the level of involvement the greater the probability of increased persistence towards program completion. Student persistence among Hispanic engineering students was researched at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico during the period of January 2002 to April 2003. Persistence factors lead students to either one of the following behaviors: (1) to re-enroll, (2) to switch to another educational program, or (3) to depart from the institution. Increased student persistence is the result of recurring decisions to re-enroll each trimester. Decreased student persistence is the outcome associated with a decision to either depart or switch to another educational vocation. Early departure at the institution is linked to perceptions formed day-to-day as the student experiences the educational environment. These perceptions inspire behavioral outcomes to either persist or depart the education process. Desirable behavioral outcomes are closely related with educational commitments leading to increased persistence. Likewise, undesirable behavioral outcomes are those resulting in decreased persistence. Satisfactory student experiences in successfully achieving social, academic, and institutional responsibilities set the course towards increased persistence. In the research undertaken, student and faculty educational experiences were analyzed and documented. This was accomplished by the use of a combined quantitative and qualitative research methodology. The volunteer participants in this study included: six full time professors, eight part time professors, eighty-one students at a job fair, and seven individual student participants. Personal data on the participants

  20. Kwara State Polytechnic, llorin.

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    Key words: Inflation, Monetary Management and Central Bank. INTRODUCTION. The linkage ... the Central Bank has the sole resposnsibility of controlling monetary aggregates to pursue its macroeconomic .... further reiterates the claim of the monetary authorities that monetary policy actions affect the ultimate objectives ...

  1. Neutrons field in the neutronic measurements room of the Polytechnic University of Madrid; Campo de neutrones en la sala de medidas neutronicas de la Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

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    Vega C, H. R. [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Calle Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas (Mexico); Gallego, E.; Lorente, A.; Rubio O, I. P., E-mail: hrvegacarrillo@yahoo.com.m [Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Departamento de Ingenieria Nuclear, C/Jose Gutierrez Abascal No. 2, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2010-09-15

    Through of measurements and calculations of a Monte Carlo series has been characterized the neutronic field of the neutronic measurements room of Nuclear Engineering Department of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The measurements were realized with the Bonner Spheres Spectrometer that allowed establish the spectra on the new stainless steel panel and at different distances measured regarding the source. The values of the speed of environmental equivalent dose were measured with an area monitor Bert hold Lb 6411. Through of Monte Carlo methods was built a detailed model of the room with the panel and the spectra were calculated and, with these the values of the environmental equivalent dose were obtained using the conversion coefficients of the ICRP 74 and the Bert hold Lb 6411 response. The calculated values were compared with those measured and was consistency among the results. (Author)

  2. Determination of Appropriate IELTS Writing and Speaking Band Scores for Admission into Two Programs at a Canadian Post-Secondary Polytechnic Institution

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    Katherine Golder

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This study aimed to determine the appropriate IELTS band scores in Writing and Speaking for admission to and success in Computer Systems Technology (CST and Computer Information Technology (CIT programs at a large Canadian polytechnic post-secondary institute. A second aim was to explore whether the quality of admissions decisions could be enhanced by aligning their processes more closely with the English language demands of actual tasks required within their target programs. This was done by examining course materials, activities, and assignments in which students are required to read, write, speak, and listen in English and then comparing the required proficiency in English for those tasks to band score descriptors provided by the IELTS measure. Data consisted of student interviews, faculty interviews, observations of lectures and labs, and course documents. Because of the small number of interviewees and the limited depth and scope of content analysis, results should be viewed as indicative rather than conclusive.

  3. Training of solar energy applications in the Polytechnic School of Caceres; Docencia de las aplicaciones de la energia solar en la escuela politecnica de Caceres arquitectura termica

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    Tejeiro, C. Y.; Mendez, J. A. S.; Gutierrez, P. D. M.; Barrigon, J. M. M.

    2004-07-01

    In the Polytechnic School of Caceres, for the degree of Technical Architecture, the teaching of the installations of solar energy has been done by Final Projects. We have considered four basic points: 1st A diversified model of project, this means, a different building for each student, and a repeated typology of project. 2nd Teamwork, studying each student a part of the information, and explaining to the other. 3rd Internet as a forum and to obtain general information. 4th The Censolar course as calculus software and database in our laboratory. The result are 30 projects, some of them very completed, that resolve the general topic of the adaptation of the sport installations to be used with solar energy, besides of studying other topics as: maintenance of the installations, economic viability, integration in the landscape, etc. (Author)

  4. Helping Hand: The Salin Kaalaman Tungo sa Kaunlaran Extension Program of Polytechnic University of the Philippines Among the Beneficiaries of the Pilot Centers in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines

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    Junnette B. Hasco

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available One of the four-fold functions of State Universities and Colleges in accordance by their mandates was to provide assistance to communities; this was achieved thru conducting different skills and development trainings in partnership with Local Government Units (LGU’s. This study was conducted to assess the current Extension program of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP. Some 74 beneficiaries from the 23 centers of Sta. Mesa, Manila were identified through the use of purposive sampling. The data gathering made use of aided surveys. Weighted Mean and Pearson Product Moment of Correlation was used to treat and process statistical data. Findings revealed that the Extension Services conducted by the PUP Salin Kaalaman Tungo sa Kaunlaran Extension Program (SALIN were highly effective regarding Information Dissemination, Staff and Officials, Trainings and Programs, Trainers and Speakers, Programs, Accommodation and Venue and the personal impact of the Extension Program to the Beneficiaries. Satisfaction rating on the extension program was also high. Further, this study found out that as respondents are satisfied with the implementation of SALIN, the greater the chance of positive assessment on the effectiveness of the project. The study also disclosed problems and recommendations identified by the respondents. In addressing the research gaps, this study further identified recommendations to enhance capabilities of program implementers such as better execution in the delivery of extension services, fund sourcing and forging linkages or networking.

  5. El aprendizaje on-line: oportunidades y retos en instituciones politécnicas Apprenticeship Students Learning On-line: Opportunities and Challenges for Polytechnic Institutions

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    Martha Burkle

    2011-10-01

    challenges and opportunities of delivering on-line and virtual content to apprentices in a Polytechnic institution. Due to the current financial recession, apprentices are going back to academia in order to update their skills, but these potential students are not willing to leave their workplace or their personal lives behind to study. In this context on-line delivery represents an opportunity to provide access to content without leaving the work environment. However, in order to be successful in providing on-line materials for apprentices, polytechnics around the world are facing two challenges: How to transform hands-on Learning skills to online Learning material, and how to provide a rich-engaging environment for this group of learners. But not only the learner expectations should be taken when designing on-line learning. Instructors play also a crucial role in this endeavor, as Web 2.0 technologies offer the instructor an entirely new role in teaching: that of a facilitator. In order to analyze apprenticeship students’ on-line learning, 57 on-line surveys were distributed among a group of students registered for on-line apprenticeship programs. The paper presents research findings and a comparison of these with a what the literature states regarding the new generation of learners and their use of technologies, and the behavior (learning preferences, learning styles, use of IT presented by the research sample. Innovative opportunities for learning at the workplace (such as recommendations and future areas of research are suggested.

  6. Potential influence of e-learning and Open Source solutions for education at Palacký University in Olomouc inspired by Polytechnic University in Valencia

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    Rostislav Nétek

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper assesses different approaches in education between Western and Eastern Europe. It is based on a case study, comparing which compares universityies conventions inbetween Spain and Czech Republic, focusinged on e-learning and Open Source softwareources. The Eeducation system at Polytechnic University in Valencia (UPV puts much more emphasis on open source solutions and elearning compared to the situation in Czech Republic. gvSIG is an open source geographic information system (GIS, co-developed at UPV as ain collaboration of commercial companies with research institutions. Lecturers at UPV significantly integrate free and open source (FOSS into classes as well as they participate in open source communities like Planet gvSIG, gvSIG Outreach or Association for the promotion of FOSS4G and the development of gvSIG. In fact, a complex system for self-education in the field of GIS has been developed there. It combines positive relationship to open source solutions and takes advantage from all sections together. The “Aula Virtual” project is a virtual training classroom using the virtual educational platform. Great emphasis is put on step-by-step video tutorials.  300 videos are uploaded on PoliTube Channel, which contain both video and audio and “time-stamps-links”. Time-stamp allows the possibility to switch among videos and other sources (annotation, webpages, etc. dependent on the student’s individual requirements. Compared to the situation in the Czech Republic, where proprietary software is still preferred in the academic sphere, this topic brings place for discussion. This paper discusses two different points of views, benefits of both of them and proposes a solution with regard to the specifics of Czech university education.

  7. THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE MATHEMATICS EXAM SUCCESS RATE IN THE STUDY PROGRAMMES TAUGHT AT THE COLLEGE OF POLYTECHNICS JIHLAVA (2006–2015

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    PROKOP, Martin

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper addresses the exam success rates in Mathematics 1 at the College of Polytechnics in Jihlava (CPJ. Primary data taken from the school information system cover the years 2006–2015. We carried out a success rate analysis based on several criteria (form of study, the reason for termination of studies, gender. We observed the dependence of the success rate on the aforementioned criteria and time. Plus a detailed analysis of the success rate with respect to the study programme was conducted. The contingency tables analysis and correspondence analysis were used to assess the dependencies. The research showed that the success rate in Mathematics 1 has been decreasing over the course of the monitored period of time. The success rate of full-time students is higher compared to the part-time students. Women have higher success rate than men. The respective study programmes showed equivalent results. Technical study programmes show lower success rate in mathematics. The research furthermore implies that mathematics may not always be the cause of a complete termination of studies. To reverse the trend of the growing failure rate we introduced an entrance test of high school basic mathematics followed by a course for those who fail at this test. As a part of our currently running project, our school have been innovating the e-learning modules and working on the textbooks for Seminar in Mathematics that may be completed in a form of an intensive summer or winter school in mathematics. This project’s objective is an overall improvement of students’ mathematical knowledge and skills.

  8. Atomic & Molecular Interactions

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    The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Atomic & Molecular Interactions was held at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI. Emphasis was placed on current unpublished research and discussion of the future target areas in this field.

  9. 40 CFR Appendix Vi to Part 264 - Political Jurisdictions 1 in Which Compliance With § 264.18(a) Must Be Demonstrated

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    ... HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT, STORAGE, AND DISPOSAL FACILITIES Pt. 264, App. VI Appendix VI to Part 264... Anchorage Bethel Bristol Bay Cordova-Valdez Fairbanks-Fort Yukon Juneau Kenai-Cook Inlet Ketchikan-Prince of...

  10. Spring staging waterfowl on the Naknek River, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska, March-May 2005

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — A survey of spring staging waterfowl on the Naknek River in the Bristol Bay drainage, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska, was conducted from 17 March – 18 May, 2005....

  11. AFSC/RACE/MACE: Results of 2012 Pollock Acoustic-Trawl Survey Bering Sea- DY1207

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Eastern Bering Sea shelf walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) midwater abundance and distribution were assessed from Bristol Bay in the United States, to Cape...

  12. Stream catalog of the Wood River Lake System

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Information on the red salmon runs to all the major spawning tributaries in the Wood River lake system, Bristol Bay, Alaska from 1946 to 1962 is cataloged in this...

  13. AFSC/RACE/MACE: Results of 2014 Pollock Acoustic-Trawl Survey Bering Sea- DY1407

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Eastern Bering Sea shelf walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) midwater abundance and distribution were assessed from Bristol Bay in the United States, to Cape...

  14. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge: 2004 Greener Synthetic Pathways Award

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    Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge 2004 award winner, Bristol-Myers Squibb, manufactures paclitaxel, the active ingredient in the anticancer drug, Taxol, using plant cell fermentation and extraction to replace synthesis.

  15. The social use of media

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    2012-01-01

    The social use of media : cultural and social scientific perspectives on audience research / ed. by Helena Bilandzic ... - Bristol u.a. : Intellect Books, 2012. - VI, 282 S. - (European Communication Research and Education Association)

  16. 77 FR 23751 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions

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    ..., Scott & Lee Sts., Bristol (Independent City), 12000273 A request for removal has been made for the following properties: IOWA Benton County Round Barn, Bruce Township Section 6, (Iowa Round Barns: The Sixty...

  17. 49 CFR 372.221 - Twin Cities.

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    ... Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS EXEMPTIONS, COMMERCIAL... corporate limits, with the common portion thereof disregarded: (1) Bluefield, Va.-W. Va. (2) Bristol, Va...

  18. Birds of the Kilbuck and Ahklun Mountain Region, Alaska

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Between 1952 and 1988, we studied the abundance, distribution, occurrence, and habitats used by birds in the northwest portion of Bristol Bay and the adjacent...

  19. Aerial Survey Trend Counts of Harbor Seals in Coastal Alaska (1984-2006) - ADF&G

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Aerial surveys were conducted during 1983–2006 in the Ketchikan, Sitka, Kodiak, and Bristol Bay areas of Alaska to estimate trends in abundance of harbor seals.

  20. Timing of migration of red salmon along the north side of the Alaska Peninsula

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Various tagging experiments have indicated generally the migration rates and routes of red salmon as they approach Bristol Bay and its spawning tributaries.

  1. The funding black hole

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    2008-01-01

    Two physics students at the University of Bristol have organised a petition against the recently-announced funding cut of 80 million by the body that funds physics research in the UK, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

  2. 76 FR 16805 - Alaska Native Claims Selection

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    2011-03-25

    ... Bristol Bay Native Corporation. The decision approves conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in... Interest Lands Conservation Act. The lands are in the vicinity of Clarks Point, Alaska, and are located in...

  3. Brexit: BVA Council agrees key principles for the profession.

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    2016-10-22

    ▪ Principles to underpin the profession's lobbying position during Brexit negotiations▪ Policy priorities for 2016/17▪ Update on BVA's strategic planThese were among matters discussed by the BVA Council at its meeting during BVA Members' Day on September 22. The then BVA President, Sean Wensley, chaired the meeting, which was held at the At-Bristol Science Centre in Bristol. British Veterinary Association.

  4. Series of selenoid valve pneumatic AC 220 volts with disposable contra angle as a replacement for micromotor in preclinic laboratory (experimental study on the health ministry of health polytechnic course D-III department of dental nursing Tasikmalaya

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    Hadiyat Miko

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available To report on the essential performance characteristics of disposable air turbine handpiece and on aspect of their convenience and safety for preclinical use. The disposable handpiece is not recommended drilling in oral cavity. We use for student practical  in Operative Dentistry at preclinic laboratory. The other side micromotor low speed handpiece used as bur device on the phantom, the problem usually found in preclinik laboratory on practical conservation with the use of micromotor frequent damage to the handpiece (contra angel. Micromotor tend to heat up faster and have a low-speed, so it took a long time to complete the drilling, using the micromotor tend to be less safe because of the power generated from the flow of electricity at any time could damage. The price of  micromotor also is quite expensive. The limitations of the budget funds for maintenance, repair and procurement of mikromotor also became a problem. Based on these problems, the research team made a solution in the form of a replacement tool (substitute micromotor with the aim to resolve the existing problems as well as creating practices preclinic more effectively and efficiently. The use of a simple drill tool in the form of a series of Pneumatic Valve 220 volt (include electric compressor and Selenoid Disposible Handpiece Contra-angles as a new innovation in the laboratory of Dental Nursing. Majors preclinik Health Polytechnic Tasikmalaya  have been applied for last 3 years and have been able to more efficient cost of procurement tool of 70%. This disposible tool is apparently able to drill up to 20 times preparasicavity. This research uses descriptive method. Data collection techniques are used through the question form or questionnaire. Population and sample the study is a students collage 2nd years D-III of department of dental nursing Health Polytechnic Tasikmalaya. From the results of research that the majority of students expressed pleased and satisfied. This

  5. Impacto socioeconómico do Instituto Politécnico da Guarda na economia local = Socio-economic impact of the Polytechnic of Guarda in the local economy

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    Maria Manuela Santos Natário

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available As instituições de ensino superior e em particular os Institutos Politécnicos influenciam e beneficiam as regiões onde se inserem, sendo por vezes vitais para o seu desenvolvimento integrado (Arik e Nsiah, 2004; Pereira e Schneider, 2002; Johnson, Khaneja e Keagy, 2005. A maior parte destes institutos estão sedeados em regiões desfavorecidas e do interior com fragilidade do tecido económico e social e tornam-se fundamentais à sustentabilidade destes territórios, bem como, para manter a sua revitalização económica. Estas instituições assumem um papel central no desenvolvimento das regiões e na redução de assimetrias regionais, fundamentalmente pelo número adicional de empregos que geram e pelo acréscimo de rendimento proporcionado às regiões onde estão instaladas. Face a estas considerações, o objetivo deste trabalho é determinar o impacto socioeconómico do Instituto Politécnico da Guarda nos concelhos onde está inserido (Guarda e Seia. A análise incide sobre o lado da procura, utilizando para o efeito o modelo American Council on Education.Higher education institutions and in particular the polytechnic institutes influence and benefit the regions where they are implementation, and sometimes they are vital to their development (Arik and Nsiah, 2004; Pereira and Schneider, 2002; Johnson, Khaneja e Keagy, 2005. Most of these institutes are created in disadvantaged territories, characterized by fragility of the economic and social environment, and become fundamental to the sustainability of these territories, and to maintain its economic revitalization. These institutions play a central role in regional development and in the reduction of regional disparities, mainly due to additional job creation and the increase of income provided to regions where they are installed. Thus, the aim of this study is to estimate the socio-economic impact of the Polytechnic of Guarda in the municipalities of Guarda and Seia. The analysis

  6. Escola Politécnica: possivelmente o primeiro curso formal de contabilidade do estado de São Paulo The Polytechnic School: possibly the first formal accountancy course in the state of São Paulo

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    Eliseu Martins

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho demonstra que, diferentemente do que se tem tanto falado, a primeira instituição formal de ensino contábil do Estado de São Paulo foi a Escola Politécnica, fundada em 1894, que ministrava no Curso Preliminar, equivalente ao primeiro ano do curso de engenharia, aulas de Escrituração Mercantil, conferindo aos alunos que fossem aprovados nas disciplinas que integravam esse primeiro módulo, o diploma de Contador. Em 08.12.1900, o Decreto Federal no 727 reconhecia oficialmente os diplomas expedidos pela instituição, desde a sua fundação, independentemente do exercício da profissão. A Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado, fundada em 1902, foi a segunda instituição voltada ao ensino contábil nesse Estado. Considerando-se um hiato de oito anos entre a fundação de ambas as instituições, não restam dúvidas de que a Escola Politécnica é a primeira instituição formal de ensino contábil do Estado de São Paulo. Não obstante, um nome surge ligado exponencialmente às duas instituições: Horácio Berlinck.This study demonstrates that, as opposed to what is commonly told, the first accounting teaching institution in São Paulo state was the Polytechnic School, which was founded in 1894 and offered, as part of its Preliminary Course, equivalent to the first year of the engineering course, Mercantile bookkeeping classes, granting to students who graduated in the subjects of this first module the degree of Accountant. On 12/08/1900, Federal Decree no 727 officially recognized the degrees issued by the institutions since the time of its foundation, independently from whether the profession was exercised. The Álvares Penteado School of Commerce Foundation, which was founded in 1902, was the second institution oriented towards accounting teaching in that State. In view of an eight-year gap between the founding of the two institutions, it is beyond doubt that the Polytechnic School is the first accounting

  7. Articulando ensino e pesquisa: construindo uma proposta de capacitação para docentes do ensino técnico Linking teaching and research: establishing a proposal for training polytechnic school faculty

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    Vitoria Vellozo

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo visa contribuir para reflexão acerca das alternativas de capacitação e qualificação de docentes atuantes no ensino técnico, com base na experiência do Programa de Aperfeiçoamento do Ensino Técnico (PAETEC, desenvolvido pela Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Venâncio (EPSJV/FIOCRUZ. O PAETEC busca a renovação das práticas de aperfeiçoamento profissional, no próprio local de trabalho, de forma a possibilitar maior interação entre processos educacionais e atividade de pesquisa. Para tanto, utiliza como estratégia uma metodologia integradora que permite ao professor refletir sobre sua própria prática, transformando-a em objeto de investigaçãoBased on the experience of a teacher training program entitled Program for Continuing Education of Polytechnic Faculty (PAETEC developed by the Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Venâncio (EPSJV/FIOCRUZ, this article is intended to contribute to the discussion of alternatives for continuing vocational teacher education programs. In the search for new on-the-job teacher training models fostering interaction between the educational process and research activity, the experience employs a strategy based on the construction of an integrated methodology allowing teachers to reflect on their own practices and turn them into the object of their research.

  8. INFLUENCE OF DRINKING A PROBIOTIC FERMENTED MILK BEVERAGE CONTAINING BIFIDOBACTERIUM ANIMALIS ON THE SYMPTOMS OF CONSTIPATION

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    Thaís Rodrigues MOREIRA

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT BACKGROUND Constipation is a chronic problem in many patients all over the world. OBJECTIVE - To evaluate the effect of consumption of a probiotic fermented milk beverage containing Bifidobacterium animalis on the symptoms of constipation. METHODS - This randomized, double-blind controlled trial included 49 female patients aged 20 to 50 years and diagnosed with constipation according to the ROME III criteria (Diagnostic Criteria for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and the Bristol Stool Form Scale. The patients were randomized into two groups: the intervention group received the probiotic fermented milk beverage and the control group received non-probiotic milk. Participants were instructed to ingest 150 mL of the beverages during 60 days. At the end of this period, patients were assessed again by the ROME III criteria and Bristol scale. The Wilcoxon test was used to evaluate pre and post-intervention results of the ROME III criteria and Bristol scale. The statistical significance level was considered as 5% ( P ≤0.05. RESULTS - The intervention group showed improvement in the following criteria: straining during a bowel movement ( P <0.001, feeling of incomplete evacuation ( P <0.001 and difficulty in passing stool ( P <0.014, in addition to Bristol scale results ( P <0.001. In the control group, improvements were observed in the following criteria: straining during a bowel movement ( P <0.001, feeling of incomplete evacuation ( P <0.001 and difficulty in passing stool ( P <0.025, in addition to Bristol scale results ( P <0.001. No statistically significant post-intervention differences were observed between the two groups for the Rome III criteria and Bristol scale. CONCLUSION - The results show that the consumption of milk resulted in the improvement of constipation symptoms, regardless of the probiotic culture.

  9. INFLUENCE OF DRINKING A PROBIOTIC FERMENTED MILK BEVERAGE CONTAINING BIFIDOBACTERIUM ANIMALIS ON THE SYMPTOMS OF CONSTIPATION.

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    Moreira, Thaís Rodrigues; Leonhardt, Daiane; Conde, Simara Rufatto

    2017-01-01

    Constipation is a chronic problem in many patients all over the world. - To evaluate the effect of consumption of a probiotic fermented milk beverage containing Bifidobacterium animalis on the symptoms of constipation. - This randomized, double-blind controlled trial included 49 female patients aged 20 to 50 years and diagnosed with constipation according to the ROME III criteria (Diagnostic Criteria for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders) and the Bristol Stool Form Scale. The patients were randomized into two groups: the intervention group received the probiotic fermented milk beverage and the control group received non-probiotic milk. Participants were instructed to ingest 150 mL of the beverages during 60 days. At the end of this period, patients were assessed again by the ROME III criteria and Bristol scale. The Wilcoxon test was used to evaluate pre and post-intervention results of the ROME III criteria and Bristol scale. The statistical significance level was considered as 5% ( P ≤0.05). - The intervention group showed improvement in the following criteria: straining during a bowel movement ( P <0.001), feeling of incomplete evacuation ( P <0.001) and difficulty in passing stool ( P <0.014), in addition to Bristol scale results ( P <0.001). In the control group, improvements were observed in the following criteria: straining during a bowel movement ( P <0.001), feeling of incomplete evacuation ( P <0.001) and difficulty in passing stool ( P <0.025), in addition to Bristol scale results ( P <0.001). No statistically significant post-intervention differences were observed between the two groups for the Rome III criteria and Bristol scale. - The results show that the consumption of milk resulted in the improvement of constipation symptoms, regardless of the probiotic culture.

  10. Cooperative work experiences in Salesian Polytechnic University

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    Full Text Available En el marco de las competencias genéricas y los aprendizajes de los docentes en el curso DIDUPS, se propone, desde el Área de Educación, continuar el proceso de reflexión docente sobre la aplicación metodológica del “Aprendizaje cooperativo en el aula”. Con el fin de fortalecer las prácticas educativas de los docentes de la UPS a partir del aprendizaje cooperativo, se organizaron dos foros virtuales entre marzo y junio de 2011, cuyos objetivos específicos fueron:-Comprender y consolidar las concepciones teóricas que se manejan alrededor de este tema.

  11. A Study of Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna

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    Jan 30, 2018 ... redness, pain, heavy eyelids, loss of lashes, casting of shadow in vision, tearing, burning sensation, foreign body sensation .... The use of artificial lashes may interfere with the normal periodic shedding and growth of new ... to attach artificial lashes to the natural eyelashes can cause keratoconjunctivitis.[16].

  12. Synthesis of ZnS Whiskers

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    Antireflection Coatings, Adam Hilger Ltd., Bristol, England (1985). (4] S. Musikant , Optical Materials: An Introduction to Selection and Application...Marcel Deker, Inc. New York (1985). [5] S. Musikant , R. A. Tanzilli, R. J. Charles, G. A. Slack, W. White and R. M. Cannon, Advanced Optical Ceramics

  13. Web 2.0 in Dutch Higher Education

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    Westera, Wim

    2009-01-01

    Westera, W. (2008). Web 2.0 in Dutch Higher Education. In J. Armstrong & T. Franklin (Eds.), A Review of Current and Developing International Practice in the Use of Social Networking (Web 2.0) in Higher Education (pp. 61-71). Bristol: Clex.

  14. Inventing International Citizenship: Badminton School and the Progressive Tradition between the Wars

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    Watkins, Christopher

    2007-01-01

    This article explores an educational experiment mounted at a public school for girls in Bristol in the 1920s and 1930s. In examining the aims and methods of the Badminton School for girls in this period it aims to do two things. The first is to analyse the relationship between the gendered, class-based and nationalist values of the public school…

  15. New Fellows and Honorary Fellow

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    Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Ph.D. (Bristol), D.Sc. (h.c.), FRS, FNA, FTWAS Council Service: 1968-85; Vice-President: 1971-73; President: 1974-76. Date of birth: 28 August 1928. Date of death: 22 November 2016. Specialization: Cosmic Rays, Particle Physics Last known address: C-178, First Floor, Sarvodaya Enclave, ...

  16. International Symposium on Advanced Laser Technologies Held in Prague, Czech Republic on November 8-13, 1993

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    1993-11-13

    34 Meas.Sci.Teclinol vol.1. pp.601-604, 1990. Structural transformation in laser processing of steel A. Barborica, V.S. Teodorescu*, I.N. Mihailescu *, G... Mihailescu , Laser Heating of Metals, Adam Hilger - lOP Press, Bristol, Philadelphia, N.Y., 1990. 5. G. Daurelio, L. Cento, and C. Esposito, 2 kW CO2 Laser

  17. Effect of Loading Rate and Orientation on the Compressive Response of Human Cortical Bone

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    2014-05-01

    primarily animal cortical bone. Tennyson et al. (8) studied specimens from bovine femurs subjected to a range of strain rates from 10 to 450/s and provided a...Biomech. (Bristol, Avon) 2008, 23,1294–1298. 8. Tennyson , R. C.; Ewert, R. Niranjan, V. Dynamic Viscoelastic Response of Bone. Experimental Mechanics

  18. Clinical pharmacology of carboplatin administered in combination with paclitaxel

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    van Warmerdam, L. J.; Huizing, M. T.; Giaccone, G.; Postmus, P. E.; ten Bokkel Huinink, W. W.; van Zandwijk, N.; Koolen, M. G.; Helmerhorst, T. J.; van der Vijgh, W. J.; Veenhof, C. H.; Beijnen, J. H.

    1997-01-01

    The clinical pharmacology of carboplatin (C) administered with paclitaxel (Taxol; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ) (P) was investigated in two phase I studies undertaken in 83 previously untreated patients with either non-small cell lung cancer or ovarian cancer. Carboplatin was

  19. [Raamat] / Elisa Loopealne

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    Loopealne, Elisa

    2007-01-01

    Tutvustus: Bristol, Piret. Nöörist ja seebist. Pärnu : Jumalikud Ilmutused, 2006. (Ji) ; Kivisildnik. Vägistatud jäämägi. Pärnu : Jumalikud Ilmutused, 2006. (Ji) ; Sild, Ivar. Spermaga ja puha. Pärnu : Jumalikud Ilmutused, 2006. (Ji) ; Meiel, Kaupo. Polügrafisti käsiraamat, 2006

  20. Michael Francis Madelin (1931--2007): a pioneer in the biology and ecology of conidial fungi and slime moulds.

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    Campbell, Richard

    2008-12-01

    Michael F Madelin (1931--2007) was Programme Secretary, Vice-President, and President of the British Mycological Society. A summary of his research on Coprinopsis, various conidial fungi, Coelomomyces and myxomycetes is presented, with a full list of his publications. His teaching career was initially at Imperial College, University of London, and then mostly at the University of Bristol.

  1. The Limitations of Diazepam as a Treatment for Nerve Agent-Induced Seizures and Neuropathology in Rats: Comparison with UBP302

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    2014-11-01

    treatment; sample sizes are provided in Results). DZP and UBP302 were purchased from Hospira Inc. (Lake Forest , IL) and Tocris Bioscience (Bristol, UK...Anticonvulsants for soman- induced seizure activity. J Biomed Sci 6:86–96. Shih TM, Duniho SM, and McDonough JH, Jr (2003) Control of nerve agent-induced

  2. We Are All Adult Educators Now: The Implications of Adult Learning Theory for the Continuing Professional Development of Educational Leaders and Managers

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    Hall, Valerie

    2004-01-01

    This article was written, but never published, by Dr. Valerie Hall, who died in 2002. Its existence was brought to my attention by Professor Ron Glatter at the memorial event for her held at the University of Bristol. It was presented at a seminar in Milton Keynes in 1998 as part of an ESRC series on "Redefining Educational…

  3. 14 CFR 26.11 - Electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) maintenance program.

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    2010-01-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIRCRAFT CONTINUED AIRWORTHINESS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS FOR TRANSPORT CATEGORY...) Concorde (6) deHavilland D.H. 106 Comet 4C (7) VFW—Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werk VFW-614 (8) Illyushin Aviation IL 96T (9) Bristol Aircraft Britannia 305 (10) Handley Page Herald Type 300 (11) Avions Marcel...

  4. Pathophysiologic and Taxonomic Properties of Coagulase-Negative Micrococcaceae.

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    1983-05-01

    carcasses ( saprophytic = growing on dead tissues). Sellin et al. (1975) at England’s University of Bristol Medical ., -School conducted a prospective...Barr, H. 1980. Urinary tract infection caused by Staphylococcus saprophyticus. J. Infect. Dis., 142:510-515. Kaye, D. 1976. Infecting microorganisms , p

  5. Lose the fags: Community social marketing

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    Spotswood, F.

    2011-01-01

    This case study describes in detail the Lose the Fags social marketing intervention which was managed by Fiona Spotswood (National Social Marketing Centre, now Bristol Social Marketing Centre) and Sarah Clarke (Stockport PCT) as part of the NSMC's National Learning Demonstration Site project. The project was designed to increase the numbers of quitters in Brinnington (Stockport) through a mix of social marketing and communications.

  6. Garden hazards: trampoline injuries.

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    Paul, Siba Prosad; Barnden, Joanna; Kane, Meridith

    2016-09-22

    Trampolining is more popular than ever, but it can also cause injuries, some of them very serious. Siba Prosad Paul, Torbay Hospital, Torquay, Joanna Barnden, University of Bristol, and Meridith Kane, Yeovil District Hospital, discuss what can be done to prevent them.

  7. Eight Ways to Build Community with Social Media

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    Cameron, Sally Chapman

    2010-01-01

    When Massachusetts' Bristol Community College (BCC) installed photovoltaic panels on the roofs of three campus buildings, the goal was to position the college as a regional leader in sustainability. The question was how to let the surrounding community know about its investment. The project took place largely out of public view, hidden high on the…

  8. Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Final Environmental Impact Statement. Proposed Alaskan Radar System Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Radar Program

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    1987-01-30

    going to blow up or it’s going to work. 3-114 I (Laughter) Lt. Col. Bristol: This might get music which you like or don’t like. Unidentified voice (male...4101 University Drive Drawer G Anchorage, AK 99508 Copper Center, AK 91573 Steven B. Fassbender * Dana Crowne 7960 Resurrection Drive Technical Services

  9. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology - Vol 76, No 3 (2005)

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    Demography of the Seychelles Black Paradise-flycatcher: considerations for conservation and reintroduction · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. D Currie, R Bristol, J Millett, NJ Shah, 104-110. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306520509485482 ...

  10. 77 FR 40037 - Notice of the Peer Review Meeting for EPA's Draft Report Entitled An Assessment of Potential...

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    2012-07-06

    ... comments on the draft assessment. Members of the public who have registered in advance to provide oral... to determine the significance of Bristol Bay's ecological resources and evaluate the potential... wildlife ecology. Dr. Gordon Reeves, USDA Pacific NW Research Station--Expertise in fisheries biology and...

  11. Testing out the Big bang theory

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    Rumford, Alex

    2007-01-01

    "Bristol University academics are among some of the finest minds in the world toiling in a mind-blowingly massive laboratory to find answers to some of the biggest questions that can be asked - about life, the universe and everything. Lucy Parkinson travelled to Switzerland to find out what they are doing there." (2 pages)

  12. Research

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    abp

    2016-09-20

    once-daily, Bristol-Myers Squibb) for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2013;14(8):1055-64. PubMed |Google Scholar. 43. Banerjee S, McCutchan JA, Ances BM, Deutsch R, Riggs PK,. Way L et al.

  13. Nevirapine and Efavirenz Elicit Different Changes in Lipid Profiles in Antiretroviral- Therapy-Naive Patients Infected with HIV-1

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    van Leth, F.C.M.; Phanuphak, P.; Gazzard, B.; Cahn, P.; Raffi, F.; Wood, R.; Bloch, M.; Katlama, C.; Kastelein, J.J.P.; Schechter, M.T.; Murphy, R.L.; Horban, A.; Hall, D.B.; Lange, J.M.A.; Reiss, P.

    2004-01-01

    CORRECTION The following information was missing from the legend for Figure 1: closed squares, NVP; open squares, EFV; error bars denote standard errors. Oliver Flint at Bristol-Myers Squibb alerted PLoS Medicine to this omission. There was also a line with open circles in Figure 1F that should not

  14. Why Do Secondary School Chemistry Teachers Engage in Long-Term Outreach Partnership with a University?

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    Glover, S. R.; Harrison, T. G.; Shallcross, D. E.

    2016-01-01

    While the effects of outreach with secondary school pupils has been researched the reasons teachers engage or the impacts on the teachers engaging in long-term relationships with a university department have not. Detailed interviews with chemistry teachers associated with outreach at Bristol ChemLabS have revealed many reasons for prolonged…

  15. 75 FR 9277 - Proposed Information Collection (VA National Rehabilitation Special Events, Event Registration...

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    2010-03-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS... period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Bristol at (202... Sports Clinic Application, VA Form 0924--233 hours. b. National Veterans Wheelchair Games Application, VA...

  16. Supercomputers to transform Science

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    2006-01-01

    "New insights into the structure of space and time, climate modeling, and the design of novel drugs, are but a few of the many research areas that will be transforned by the installation of three supercomputers at the Unversity of Bristol." (1/2 page)

  17. [Distribution of greater white-fronted geese in the Pacific Flyway, 1989

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — A report on a study of the movements and distribution of 39 adult greater white-fronted geese radio-marked on the Yukon-Kuskokwim (Y-K) Delta and in the Bristol Bay...

  18. New Fellows and Honorary Fellow

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    Krityunjai Prasad Ph.D. (Pune and Bristol), FNA, FNASc. Date of birth: 5 July 1929. Specialization: Solid State Physics, Complex Systems, Non-Equilibrium Quantum Coupling, Low-energy Nuclear Reactions & Condensed Matter Nuclear Science Address: Sterling Residency, D-105, RMV II Stage, Dollars Colony, Bengaluru ...

  19. Breast cancer

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    2002-01-01

    "Cancer specialists will soon be able to compare mammograms with computerized images of breast cancer from across Europe, in a bid to improve diagnosis and treatment....The new project, known as MammoGrid, brings together computer and medical imaging experts, cancer specialists, radiologists and epidemiologists from Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge, France and Italy" (1 page).

  20. Degradation of paracetamol and other constituents in Perfalgan®

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    Bristol-Myers Squibb. Perfalgan® 1 g Package Insert. South Africa: Woodmead; 2013. 9. Franeta J, Agbaba D, Eric S, et al. HPLC assay of acetylsalicylic acid, paracetamol, caffeine and phenobarbital in tablets. Il Farmaco. 2002;57:709–13. Acid-stressed Perfalgan® samples showed a paracetamol peak at the same tR but ...

  1. 77 FR 67639 - Liberty Energy (Georgia) Corp.; Notice of Application

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    2012-11-13

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Liberty Energy (Georgia) Corp.; Notice of Application Take notice that on October 25, Liberty Energy (Georgia) Corp. (Liberty Georgia), 2845 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario... Gas Act (NGA) requesting the determination of a service area within which Liberty Georgia may, without...

  2. 77 FR 2964 - Liberty Energy (Midstates) Corp.; Notice of Application

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    2012-01-20

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Liberty Energy (Midstates) Corp.; Notice of Application Take notice that on January 4, 2012, Liberty Energy (Midstates) Corp. (Liberty Midstates), 2845 Bristol Circle, Oakville... Natural Gas Act (NGA) requesting the determination of a service area \\1\\ ] within which Liberty Midstates...

  3. Correction: Kikuchi, K., et al., Potential of the Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs Telmisartan, Irbesartan, and Candesartan for Inhibiting the HMGB1/RAGE Axis in Prevention and Acute Treatment of Stroke. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 18899–18924.

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    Kiyoshi Kikuchi

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The original version of the paper [1] reports that “This ACTIVE I study was supported by Pfizer” (Page 18905. However, the sponsors of the ACTIVE I study were actually Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis rather than Pfizer.

  4. Fifty years a vet.

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    Winter, Agnes

    2015-07-11

    Agnes Winter wanted to go to Bristol vet school to become a cattle vet, but ended up studying at Liverpool and ultimately became a sheep vet. Here, she discusses the choices she made based on the opportunities available. British Veterinary Association.

  5. PDAs and Handhelds: ICT at Your Side and Not in Your Face

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    Wishart, Jocelyn; Ramsden, Andy; McFarlane, Angela

    2007-01-01

    In order to evaluate the potential of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) or handheld computers to support initial teacher training (ITT), 14 science teacher trainees at the Graduate School of Education in the University of Bristol were given PDAs with mobile phone connectivity to use throughout the academic year. The following areas were…

  6. Pubertal growth in diabetics.

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    Stewart-Brown, S L; Lee, T J; Savage, D C

    1985-01-01

    Mean values for two variables of the pubertal growth spurt, peak height velocity and age at peak velocity, of children attending the diabetic clinic in Bristol are reported. The growth spurt was normal both in timing and intensity in boys, but the peak velocity was reduced and age at peak velocity more variable among girls.

  7. 15 CFR Appendix I to Part 921 - Biogeographic Classification Scheme

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    2010-01-01

    ... Mexican border.) Californian 14. Southern California (Mexican border to Point Conception.) 15. Central California (Point Conception to Cape Mendocino.) 16. San Francisco Bay. Columbian 17. Middle Pacific (Cape... Alaska (Bristol Bay to Damarcation Point.) Insular 27. Hawaiian Islands. 28. Western Pacific Island. 29...

  8. Would a new definition and classification of nocturia and nocturnal polyuria improve our management of patients? ICI-RS 2014

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    Bosch, J. L H Ruud; Everaert, Karel; Weiss, Jeffrey P.; Hashim, Hashim; Rahnama'I, M. Sajjad; Goessaert, An Sofie; Aizen, Joshua

    2016-01-01

    The following is a report of the proceedings of the Nocturia Think Tank sessions of the annual International Consultation on Incontinence - Research Society, which took place September 22-24, 2014 in Bristol, UK. The report is organized into sections pertaining to the main topic of discussion

  9. Using a genomic assay for the detection of SNPs of Knops blood group antigens leads to the identification of two caucasians homozygous for the SNP associated with the knops SL3 antigen

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    Jakobsen, M. A.; Sprogoe, U.

    2015-01-01

    previously described to be Sl3- (personal communication from the International Blood Group Reference Laboratory in Bristol). * Number indicates the nucleotide position of the CR1 gene. Conclusion: In this study, we have set up a genomic assay for identifying the antigens in the Knops system. We found...

  10. Top astronomers head to the city. Experts to talk on exciting quasar discoveries.

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    Grant, S

    2002-01-01

    The UK National Astronomy Meeting - NAM 2002 - is at Bristol University this week. The meeting is one of the most important regular gatherings of astronomers in the UK. Sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society and PPARC, it should attract about 300 astronomers from the UK and beyond.

  11. 76 FR 65323 - Endangered and Threatened Species; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southern Distinct...

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    2011-10-20

    ... southeastern Bering Sea in Bristol Bay, Alaska (McAllister, 1963; Scott and Crossman, 1973; Willson et al... features. The one specific area primarily defined by the passage feature was the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a... mid 1970s'' (Shaffer et al., 2007, p. 80). Other Olympic Peninsula rivers draining into the Strait of...

  12. SAMJFoRUM

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    Ivan Cohen. Headaches have plagued mankind for more than 5 000 years' and yet they are still one of the most common reasons for medical consultation. Approximately 70 - 75% of men and more than 80% of women suffer from headaches each year.2-4 The uprin Pain Report,' produced by Bristol Meyers in 1985,.

  13. 75 FR 38979 - Expansion/Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 204, Tri-Cities Area, TN/VA

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    2010-07-07

    ... Foreign-Trade Zones Board Expansion/Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 204, Tri-Cities Area, TN/VA...), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Tri-Cities Airport... FTZ 204 to include a site in Bristol, Tennessee, adjacent to the Tri-Cities Customs and Border...

  14. Behavior Correlates of Rorschach Response in School Age Children.

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    Martin, Frances G.

    Teachers in a private special education school for students with learning and/or adjustment difficulties completed Bristol Social Adjustment Guides (BSAGs), an observation scale for identifying maladaptive classroom behaviors, for 157 students (7-21 years old). Rorschachs were administered to the same group of students. Data from each test were…

  15. Evaluation of Usage of Virtual Microscopy for the Study of Histology in the Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Undergraduate Programs of a UK University

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    Gatumu, Margaret K.; MacMillan, Frances M.; Langton, Philip D.; Headley, P. Max; Harris, Judy R.

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the introduction of a virtual microscope (VM) that has allowed preclinical histology teaching to be fashioned to better suit the needs of approximately 900 undergraduate students per year studying medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Features of the VM implementation…

  16. A Study on the Effectiveness of a Pilot Inquiry-Based Middle School Science Program on Non-Cognitive Outcomes and Academic Achievement

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    Dionisio, Rui Meira

    2017-01-01

    The randomized research study assessed the effect of an inquiry-based science (IBS) program on non-cognitive outcomes and academic achievement. The study was the result of a grant that was awarded by Professional Resources in Science and Mathematics (PRISM), a program affiliated with Montclair State University in conjunction with Bristol-Myers…

  17. The End of the Botany Degree in the UK

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    Drea, Sinead

    2011-01-01

    The last student enrolled in a pure "Botany" degree in the UK began in the University of Bristol this year, 2010. In recent years only the University of Reading also offered the Botany degree, before it was dropped there 3 years ago. This short article is written to draw attention to this fact and to a more general relative decline in…

  18. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac-An Appreciation

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    Dirac attended elementary and secondary schools in Bristol and in 1918 became a student of elec- ... failure of commutativity of multiplication, which. Heisenberg had regarded as a possible flaw in his theory, was in fact vitally ... the Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, as well as to. Max Born's school)n Gottingen. In the ensuing.

  19. Becoming an Effective Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leader

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    West, Harry; Jenkins, Rhiannon; Hill, Jennifer

    2017-01-01

    This Directions paper, written by two former Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leaders, (West and Jenkins) and a PAL Tutor (Hill), will support any geographer considering a PAL role. It reflects their experiences of participating in a PAL scheme at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, United Kingdom, and research conducted with…

  20. A Method of Developing and Introducing Case-Based Learning to a Preclinical Veterinary Curriculum

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    Crowther, Emma; Baillie, Sarah

    2016-01-01

    Case-based learning (CBL) has been introduced as part of a major review of the veterinary curriculum at the University of Bristol. The initial aim was to improve integration between all first year subjects, i.e., basic science disciplines (anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry), animal management, and professional studies, while highlighting the…

  1. The U.S. Navy, the Neutrality Patrol, and Atlantic Fleet Escort Operations, 1939-1941

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    1991-05-13

    tenders were ordered to Newport, Rhode Island, and these ships and aircraft formed the nucleus of the new Support Force. By the end of March, Bristol’s...torpedo into the hull of a Norwegian tanker which blew up in 3 such a " colossal flash" that "the whole convoy was lit up by its brilliance." 375 ____ I

  2. 75 FR 3250 - Glaxosmithkline, Including On-Site Temporary and Leased Workers From Kelly Services, Kelly...

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    2010-01-20

    ..., Pharmasys, Validation System Solutions, Tele-Optics and Dream Clean, Inc., Bristol, TN; Amended... Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2273), and Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor issued a Certification of...

  3. Dynamics of Structural Phase Transformations Using Molecular Dynamics

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    2013-12-08

    corresponding to a universal molecular simulation method, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (12 2011): 0. doi: 10.1017/jfm.2011.483 Amin Aghaei, Kaushik...Materials Science at the Center for Nonlinear Analysis, June 2013. -- Fluids and Materials Seminar in the School of Mathematics, University of Bristol... Mecanique des Materiaux Seminar, University of Metz, June 2010. Contributed conference proceedings: -- European Materials Research Society

  4. RESONANCE--IMar-ch

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    BOOK I REVIEW. Michael Faraday and the. Royal Institution. Vasant Natarajan. Michael Faraday and the Royal. Institution. John Meurig Thomas. Institute of Physics Publishing. Bristol & Philadelphia, USA. 1997, p. 234. It is always inspiring to read about the life of a great scientist. This is all the more true when the person ...

  5. 78 FR 34550 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbojet Engines

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    2013-06-10

    ...-44-AD; Amendment 39-17473; AD 2013-11-13] RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc... adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 601-22 turbojet engines...-Royce plc, P.O. Box 3, Gypsy Patch Lane, Filton, Bristol, BS347QE, United Kingdom; phone: 011-44- 117...

  6. Eesti kaitsetööstused demonstreerisid oma uusi leiutisi lahinguolukorras / fotod: Meelis Meilbaum

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    2017-01-01

    Eesti kaitsetööstusettevõtted korraldasid Tapa keskpolügoonil suurõppusel "Kevadtorm"esitluse, kus näidati uusimate tehnoloogialahenduste toimimist lahingusituatsioonis. Näidislahingus osales Milremi mehitamata maismaasõiduk, Bristol Trust tutvustas ainulaadset õppustel kasutatavat ohutut käsigranaati ning Englo näitas elektrilisi lõhkamismasinaid. Samelin tutvustas uusimaid sõdurijalatseid

  7. Sluicing nozzle test report, Volume 1

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    Ramsower, D.C., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-08-08

    The Westinghouse Hanford Company is exploring various options for retrieving waste materials from the underground storage tanks at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. One option under investigation is the use of a commercially available sluicing nozzle manufactured by Bristol Equipment Company.

  8. The neutron–proton pairing and the moments of inertia of the rare ...

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    ous advance without considering the np-pairing in medium and heavy mass nuclei. Recently, this topic became a subject of much debate because of new nuclei close to ..... [1] V G Soloviev, Theory of complex nuclei (Pergamon, Oxford, 1976). [2] V G Soloviev, Theory of atomic nuclei (IOP, Bristol, 1992). [3] A L Goodman ...

  9. Mode Colouration in Shallow-Water Ambient Noise,

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    The spectrum of ambient noise observed in the shallow waters of the Bristol Channel shows a series of characteristic peaks, e.g. at 10, 28, 47 Hz etc...and the presence of gas at the sea-bed. The significance is discussed for theories of ambient noise, microseisms and acoustic transmission. (Author)

  10. A Grid-Free Approach for Plasma Simulations (Grid-Free Plasma Simulation Techniques)

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    2007-07-10

    titles are listed below. The papers will be sent to the program manager, Major David Byers, upon completion. Christlieb, A.J.; Olson, S.E.; Gridless...W. Hockney and J. W. Eastwood, Computer Simulation Using Parti- Fluid Mech., vol. 184, pp. 123-155, 1987. cles. Bristol, U.K.: lOP Publishing, 1988

  11. The role of zoological gardens in environmental education | Howard ...

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    This article attempts a broad survey of the environmental programmes offered at both the formal educational and informal recreational levels by zoos in Johannesburg, London, Whipsnade Park, Bristol and San Diego, California. It describes the part that zoos play in imparting knowledge of environmental conservation and ...

  12. Rising tide of coal imports

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    Read, C.

    1992-11-01

    The article highlights the trend of increasing coal imports into Britain and examines the major new developments taking place at British ports. Ports covered are Bristol, Liverpool, Tees, Immingham, Cardiff and Barry, Hull, King's Lynn, Goole, Newport, Blyth and Thamesport. Developments include the construction of new quays and installation of new materials handling equipment. 5 figs., 4 photos.

  13. 77 FR 1952 - Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance...

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    2012-01-12

    ... Glass Nonwovens Bishopville, SC....... 12/09/11 12/08/11 LLC (Company). 81152 Bristol Compressors..., MA..... 12/09/11 12/08/11 Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric Industries (State/One- Stop...). 81184 C & M Wood Industries, Inc. Hesperia, CA 12/22/11 12/21/11 (Workers). 81185 CBean Transport (State...

  14. The acrylamide (S)-2 as a positive and negative modulator of Kv7 channels expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes

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    Blom, Sigrid Marie; Schmitt, Nicole; Jensen, Henrik Sindal

    2009-01-01

    the potential of drugs for particular indications. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In the present study we have made a thorough investigation of the Bristol-Myers Squibb compound (S)-N-[1-(4-Cyclopropylmethyl-3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[1], [4]oxazin-6-yl)-ethyl]-3-(2-fluoro-phenyl)-acrylamide [(S)-2] on human Kv7...

  15. The acrylamide (S)-1 differentially affects Kv7 (KCNQ) potassium channels

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    Bentzen, Bo Hjorth; Schmitt, Nicole; Calloe, Kirstine

    2006-01-01

    .g., retigabine) for treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain. We investigated the effect of a Bristol-Myers Squibb compound (S)-N-[1-(3-morpholin-4-yl-phenyl)-ethyl]-3-phenyl-acrylamide [(S)-1] on cloned human Kv7.1-5 potassium channels expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes. Using two-electrode voltage...

  16. Cultural Resources Survey and Archeological Inventory of the Proposed Carrollton Revetment Project, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Phase 1. Volume 1 of 2

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    2004-11-01

    the foot 62 R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. Chapter IV: Historic Overview 4. .5 4A m ’A’. .q . R. ~~~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~C Chitpe oown& Ascits n.6...present 2 stoneware blue sponge / 1880-present I _whiteware embossed 1820-present I food storage stoneware jug 1805-1900 1 Bristol slip/ 1880-present I

  17. Physicist challenges prevailing view of math

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    Burton, H

    2004-01-01

    Article about Michael Berry, a renowned mathematical physicist from the University of Bristol in England. Rather than trying to discover profound mathematical relationships in the physical world, Prof. Berry looks to the real world for "applications" of mathematical relationships (1 page)

  18. the role of zoological gardens in environmental education

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    environmental programmes offered at both the formal educational and informal recreational levels by zoos in Johannesburg, London, Whi;:Jsnade Park, Bristol and. San Diego, California. It describes the part that zoos play in imparting knowledge of environmental ... highlights programmes and fund-raising events, invites ...

  19. Molecular Identification of Human Fungal Pathogens

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    coelomycete Microsphaeropsis arundinis in a cadaveric renal transplant patient. Submitted Taj-Aldeen, S.J., Almaslamani, M., Alkhal, A, Al Bozom...Hyalohyphomycosis caused by the coelomycete Microsphaeropsis arundinis in a cadaveric renal transplant patient. Submitted 5. Taj-Aldeen, S.J...US, 2 Mycology Reference Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, Bristol, United Kingdom, 3 Unitat de Microbiologia , Facultat de Medicina

  20. Empowering Ghanaian Polytechnic Students through Entrepreneurship and Competency Based Education: A Case Study of Takoradi Polytechnic

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    Gyan, Matthew Kweku; Attah, Emmanuel Yaw; Asare-Appiah, Michael

    2015-01-01

    The youth cannot be ignored in view of the vital roles they play in the socio-economic development of nations around the globe. Entrepreneurship education has been identified as one of the most innovative ways of arresting graduate unemployment around the globe. Youth unemployment has been on the increase in recent times partly due to traditional…

  1. Ceftaroline in the management of complicated skin and soft tissue infections and community acquired pneumonia

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    Full Text Available Mbiye A Mpenge,1 Alasdair P MacGowan2 1Department of Medical Microbiology, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, England; 2Department of Medical Microbiology, North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, England Abstract: Ceftaroline is a new parenteral cephalosporin approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA for the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTIs including those due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP. Ceftaroline has broad-spectrum activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and exerts its bactericidal effects by binding to penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs, resulting in inhibition of bacterial cell wall synthesis. It binds to PBP 2a of MRSA with high affinity and also binds to all six PBPs in Streptococcus pneumoniae. In in vitro studies, ceftaroline demonstrated potent activity against Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA and vancomycin-intermediate isolates, Streptococcus pneumoniae (including multidrug resistant isolates, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and many common gram-negative pathogens, excluding extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In Phase II and Phase III clinical trials, ceftaroline was noninferior to its comparator agents and demonstrated high clinical cure rates in the treatment of cSSTIs and CAP. It demonstrated favorable outcomes in patients treated for both regulatory-approved indications and unlicensed indications in a retrospective analysis. Ceftaroline is a safe and effective option for treatment in specific patient populations in which its efficacy and safety have been proven. This article reviews the challenges in the treatment of cSSTI and CAP, ceftaroline and its microbiology, pharmacology, efficacy, and safety data which support its use in

  2. Escola Politécnica de São Paulo: produção da memória e da identidade social dos engenheiros paulistas - São Paulo polytechnic school: the production of memory and social identity of são paulo engineers

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    Bruno Bontempi Junior, Brasil

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo interpretam-se discursos de engenheiros e formandos, proferidos em sessões solenes da Escola Politécnica de São Paulo entre 1899 e 1910. As fontes são analisadas à luz do desenvolvimento histórico da instituição, das referências organizacionais e simbólicas que toma das congêneres europeias e das relações dos engenheiros com a sociedade. A análise do imaginário social desse agrupamento evidencia que as instituições de ensino superior são espaços de formação e sociabilidade que instituem memórias, identidades e representações sociais que, internamente cultivadas e repetidas em suas cerimônias de colação de grau, mantêm elucidativas correspondências com a condição social objetiva e as aspirações políticas da categoria profissional que se incumbem de formar.Palavras-chave: Escola Politécnica de São Paulo, memória, história do ensino superior. SÃO PAULO POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL: THE PRODUCTION OF MEMORY AND SOCIAL IDENTITY OF SÃO PAULO ENGINEERSAbstractIn this article, speeches by engineers and graduates, delivered in formal ceremonies at the Polytechnic School of São Paulo between 1899 and 1910, are interpreted. The sources are analyzed in light of the historical development of the institution, the organizational and symbolic references that arise from similar European references, and the relations of engineers to society. The analysis of the social imaginary of this group shows that higher education institutions are places for training and sociability which establish memories, identities and social representations that, when internally fostered and later repeated at their graduation ceremonies, enlighten the objective social condition and the political aspirations of the profession that they intend to form.Key-words: Polytechnic School of São Paulo, memory, history of higher education.ESCUELA POLITÉCNICA DE SAO PAULO: PRODUCCIÓN DE MEMORIA E IDENTIDAD SOCIAL DE LOS INGENIEROS PAULISTAResumen

  3. 5th August 2008 - British Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills J. Denham MP with DIUS Director General Designate A. F.M. Smith and PA Catherine Perez meeting British scientists, engineers and technicians.

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    Present around the table: Jonathan Ellis\tCERN, Adviser to the Director-General Lyndon R. Evans\tCERN, LHC Project Leader ATLAS Collaboration Catrin Bernius, University College London Dave Charlton, School of Physics and Astronomy, Birmingham CMS Collaboration Robert Bainbridge, Blackett Lab.High Energy Phys.Group, London Peter Sharp, Imperial College, LONDON LHCb Collaboration Themis Bowcock, Department of Physics, Liverpool Malcolm John, Department of Theoretical Physics, Oxford Information Technology James Casey, CERN, Computing engineer Sue Foffano, CERN, Senior Administrator Accelerators Paul Collier, CERN, Senior Physicist David Nisbet, CERN, Electronics Engineer Medical application Manjit Dosanjh, CERN, Senior Engineer Technical students Tom Lansdale, University of the West of England, Bristol Dan Dengate, University of the West of England, Bristol Doctoral student Stephen March, University of Southampton Summer student Hamish Gordon

  4. Sorbent Tube Sampling and an Automated Thermal Desorption System for Halocarbon Analysis

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    Md. Anwar Hossain Khan

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    Full Text Available Development and deployment of the analytical sys tem, ATD-GC-ECD has been established to monitor a suite of halogenated com pounds found in the atmosphere at trace concentrations. The instrument has been used to monitor urban back ground emission flux levels in Bristol, UK as well as Yellow stone National Park, USA and an in door rain forest (Wild Walk@Bristol, UK. The newly established sorbent tube sampling system is small and easily portable and has been used for large volume sample collection from remote areas. Auto mated Thermal Desorption (ATD provides routine atmospheric measurements with out cryogenic pre-concentration. The instrument provides good precision where the detection limit was _T_n3 pptv for the species of interest and the reproducibility was within 4% for all of the selected halocarbons. The results from two field experiments have also pro vided insight about natural missing sources of some ozone depleting halocarbons.

  5. PREFACE: The 16th International Conference on Positron Annihilation (ICPA-16)

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    Alam, Ashraf; Coleman, Paul; Dugdale, Stephen; Roussenova, Mina

    2013-06-01

    The 16th International Conference on Positron Annihilation (ICPA-16) was held at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom during 19-24 August, 2012. This triennial conference is the foremost gathering of the Positron Annihilation Physics community and it was hosted in the UK for the first time since the series of meetings first started back in 1965. The University of Bristol, the Alma Mater of Paul Dirac, is situated at the heart of the city, and it has established a worldwide reputation in research and teaching. Many of the topics which were discussed during ICPA-16 form an integral part of the research themes in the schools of Physics, Chemistry and Engineering of this University. ICPA-16 attracted a diverse audience, both from academic and industrial institutions, with over 200 participants from 29 countries. It continued the long held tradition of showcasing novel research in the field of positron annihilation and a total of 170 papers were presented as talks and posters. The papers reported studies of metallic and semi-conducting solids, polymers and soft matter, porous materials, surfaces and interfaces, as well as advances in experimental, analytical and biomedical applications. The high quality of the presented work, coupled with the enthusiastic exchange of ideas, provided an invaluable forum, especially for younger researchers and postgraduate students. The excellence of student presentations was acknowledged by the award of prizes for the best student posters, which were received by David Billington (University of Bristol, UK), Moussa Sidibe (CEMHTI, France) and Hongxia Xu (Tohoku University, Japan). All papers published in the Conference Proceedings were reviewed by ICPA-16 participants. We are indebted to all reviewers who contributed their time and intellectual resources, allowing the refereeing and editing process to move smoothly toward the compilation of the Proceedings. Our sincere thanks and gratitude go to everyone who contributed to the

  6. Profile of mirabegron in the treatment of overactive bladder: place in therapy

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    Full Text Available Ala’a Sharaf, Hashim Hashim Female and Functional Urology Unit, Bristol Urological Institute, Bristol, UK Abstract: Mirabegron is a relatively new drug introduced to treat overactive bladder syndrome. It can be used either on its own or as part of a combination. This drug has been extensively studied, with a good number of Phase II and Phase III trials showing promising outcomes. These studies show that mirabegron is an effective, well-tolerated drug, which could have some adverse effects of concern. In this review, we look at the trials on mirabegron, as well as its pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, and side effects as documented in the literature. Keywords: mirabegron, overactive bladder disorder, antimuscarinics

  7. [6.-9. novembrini 2007 leidis aset üritus "Eesti kirjanikud Eesti raamatukogudes"

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    Ürituse "Eesti kirjanikud Eesti raamatukogudes" raames käisid Lääne- ja Ida-Virumaa raamatukogudes Jürgen Rooste, fs, Igor Kotjuh ja Mihkel Kaevats; Viljandi- ja Valgamaal Jan Kaus, Doris Kareva, Maarja Kangro, Indrek Koff ja Maire Liivamets; Hiiu- ja Läänemaal käisid Diana Leesalu, Eia Uus ja Kaarel B. Väljamäe; Põlva- ja Võrumaal olid Karl Martin Sinijärv, Kivisildnik, Indrek Hirv ja Teet Kallas; Tartu- ja Jõgevamaal Tarmo Teder, Hannes Varblane, Kadri Kõusaar ja Toomas Liiv; Raplamaal Berk Vaher, Piret Bristol, Jürgen Kaldmaa ja Heiki Vilep; Järvamaal Berk Vaher, Piret Bristol, Mathura ja Kristiina Ehin

  8. Incidence of Herpesvirus hominis antibodies among blood donor populations.

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    Roome, A P; Montefiore, D; Waller, D

    1975-10-01

    The microneutralization test was used to determine the occurrence of antibodies to Herpesvirus hominis Type 1 and Type 2 in sera from patients attending the Special Clinic, Bristol Royal Infirmary, with proven herpes genitalis, and in sera taken from blood donors in Bath, Dursley, and Bristol, as well as from donors in three different prison populations. The findings in patients with herpes genitalis indicate that the test accurately reflects the antibody response expected in relation to the type of herpes virus isolated from the lesions. The incidence of Type 2 antibodies among the blood donors ranged from 5 per cent. for donors from the Bath area up to 60 per cent. among donors from Dartmoor prison. The findings suggested that Type 2 herpes infection could spread among longterm prison populations, and it is postulated that this may be due to both homosexual contact, and also by non-sexual contact, either directly or via fomites.

  9. FATHMM-XF: accurate prediction of pathogenic point mutations via extended features.

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    Rogers, Mark F; Shihab, Hashem A; Mort, Matthew; Cooper, David N; Gaunt, Tom R; Campbell, Colin

    2018-02-01

    We present FATHMM-XF, a method for predicting pathogenic point mutations in the human genome. Drawing on an extensive feature set, FATHMM-XF outperforms competitors on benchmark tests, particularly in non-coding regions where the majority of pathogenic mutations are likely to be found. The FATHMM-XF web server is available at http://fathmm.biocompute.org.uk/fathmm-xf/, and as tracks on the Genome Tolerance Browser: http://gtb.biocompute.org.uk. Predictions are provided for human genome version GRCh37/hg19. The data used for this project can be downloaded from: http://fathmm.biocompute.org.uk/fathmm-xf/. mark.rogers@bristol.ac.uk or c.campbell@bristol.ac.uk. Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

  10. 圖書館事業專欄/中文電子書在香港: 香港大學及香港理工大學/高玉華;李梅 | Chinese E-books in Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong (HKU and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU / Angela Ko; Mei Li

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    高玉華、李梅

    2008-04-01

    Kong Polytechnic University first launched its annual notebook purchase scheme in 2000. It aims to help students acquire their own notebooks to support their learning activities. Professors encourage students to hand in assignments electronically and they distribute handouts and reference materials electronically. Libraries also provide training and instructional support on the use of IT and electronic resources. HKU and HK PolyU purchased their first Chinese e-book databases in 2003 and in 2005 respectively. The e-book collection of HK PolyU amounted to 115,748 volumes whereas HKU celebrated its 1 millionth e-book [3] in 2006. Of the million e-books over 60% are Chinese e-books.

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  11. Adaptando e inovando: o Laboratório de Ensaios de Materiais da Escola Politécnica e a tecnologia do concreto em São Paulo Adapting and innovating: the Materials Testing Laboratory at the Polytechnic School and concrete technology in São Paulo

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    Maria Lucia Caira Gitahy

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available A década de 1920 é o momento em que se aceleram os processos de diversificação e integração industrial em São Paulo, ampliando-se as atividades produtivas sediadas na capital do estado. Esse contexto traz novos desafios à indústria da construção civil e à respectiva pesquisa tecnológica em desenvolvimento no Gabinete de Resistência dos Materiais da Escola Politécnica (1899. O Gabinete, para melhor atender à demanda empresarial de ensaios e auxílio técnico, sofre uma completa reestruturação, atingindo maior autonomia e modificando suas prioridades. O Gabinete de Resistência transforma-se no famoso Laboratório de Ensaios de Materiais (LEM., que se lança à pesquisa tecnológica sistemática de 1926 a 1934, quando, através de uma nova transformação, dá origem ao Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas (IPT.In the twenties, São Paulo experienced a boom in the processes of industrial diversification and integration, with a resulting increase in the productive activities in the capital city. That context offered new challenges to the civil construction industry and to the corresponding technological research being developed by the Center for Materials Resistance at the Polytechnic School (Gabinete de Resistência dos Materiais -Escola Politécnica. In order to respond more effectively to the business demand for testings and technical support, the Gabinete/Center was thoroughly restructured, gaining more autonomy and modifying its priorities. Thus recast as the renowned Laboratório de Ensaios de Materiais (LEM, it developed systematic technological research from 1926 to 1934, when it underwent another change which gave rise to the Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas (IPT/Institute of Technological Research.

  12. Additive Layer Manufacturing of Biologically Inspired Short Fibre Reinforced Composites

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    2014-03-01

    Biologically Inspired Short Fibre Reinforced Composites Prepared by Dr R.S. Trask R.S.Trask@Bristol.ac.uk 30/03/2014 32 the   first   concrete ...AFRL-AFOSR-UK-TR-2014-0024 Additive Layer Manufacturing of Biologically Inspired Short Fibre Reinforced Composites Dr...1 January 2013 – 31 March 2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Additive Layer Manufacturing of Biologically Inspired Short Fibre Reinforced Composites 5a

  13. News at Six: Hepatitis C Special

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    Full Text Available This Bristol Myers Squibb-sponsored symposium was chaired by Mark Thursz, who oversaw a novel news bulletin-themed symposium with sessions provided by a distinguished, international team of roving reporters; Charles Gore from the World Hepatitis Alliance, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky from France, Alessandra Mangia from Italy, Ashley Brown and Graham Foster from London, Heiner Wedemeyer from Germany, and Rafael Esteban from Spain.

  14. Identification of G-Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) in Pulmonary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells as Novel Therapeutic Targets

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    2017-10-01

    activity in aging , and consequences of this activation in heart cells from young and old mice. R21AG52914 (PI: P. Insel) 4/1/2017-3/31...cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology and pathology , as well as clinical medicine, especially if the newly recognized GPCRs can further...the project Funding Support: This project, a contract from Bristol-Myers Squibb and two NIH AG grants Name: Krishna Sriram Project Role: Post

  15. Acute Felon as a Complication of Systemic Paclitaxel Therapy: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Hijjawi, John B.; Dennison, David G.

    2007-01-01

    Breast cancer now affects 1 in 8 American women and the taxane agent paclitaxel (Taxol® Bristol-Myers Squibb) is a major tool in the treatment of many such patients. Hand surgeons are therefore likely to encounter upper extremity complications related to the use of taxane therapy. We present an unusual case of a felon developing in a breast cancer patient on paclitaxel therapy with no antecedent history of trauma. Whereas onycholysis and subungual hemorrhage are reported complications of taxa...

  16. Undergraduate Confidence when Undertaking Root Canal Treatment and Their Perception of the Quality of their Endodontic Education

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    James Puryer; Salisha Amin; Maxwell Turner

    2016-01-01

    The General Dental Council expects graduating dentists to be competent at treating pulpal disease. Previous studies have found dental undergraduates to have low levels of confidence with respect to endodontic treatments. The aim of this study was to investigate the confidence of undergraduate dental students at the University of Bristol when performing root canal treatment, and to investigate their perception of the quality of their endodontic education. An anonymous questionnaire, based upon...

  17. Advancement of High Resolution Radar Polarimetry in Target Verses Clutter Detection, Discrimination, Classification: A. Basic Theory and Modeling of Polarimetric Clutter Phenomenology.

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    1988-07-15

    Metz - Verdun - Reims - Orleans - Blois - Anbois - Chartres - Paris - Giverney - Lille - Portsmouth - Salisbury - Stonehenge - Wells - Bath - Bristol...34Bayerische Landesgartenschau 1988", and/or of the Gothic Cathedral 19:00 to 20:30 - SUPPER at "Die SCHRANNE", Weinmarkt 7, Dinkelstihl, FRG 20:45 - DEPARTURE...ARRIVAL in ROTHENURG (Visits will include guided sightseeing tour, brief shopping, viewing of St. Jakob Cathedral and City Hall) 10:30 - Dýparture from

  18. The SASPREN primary care survey - who consults the family doctor?

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    Pickles W. EpidemJoIogy in a Coonuy PriKoce. Bristol: Wright. 1939. 7. Van Casteren V.lnvert/ory of Sentinel HeaJr1IlnfrJnrlcl.Doi1 Systems WIth GPs in ri¥. European CommunItY. Brussels: IllSlrtUte of Hygleoe and epidemiology. 1991. 8. Green lA. Wood M, Becker L er al. The Ambulatory 5efltirlel PractiCe Networ1c.

  19. Breast Cancer and Estrogen Biosynthesis in Adipose Tissue

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    1998-10-01

    translational cancer research. • 1997 Research Fellowship in Clinical Research: This Fellowship, sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology , will provide...was relatively unremarkable. Cynthia Bethea: Nursing decreases incidence of breast cancer, so does prolactin play a role in aromatase activity? 214...topical inunction of estrogen containing ointment. Helv Paediatr Acta. 38:361-366. 4. Salles G, Vital-Durand D, Mackiewicz R, Pugeat M, Levrat R. 1987

  20. Neoliberal and inclusive themes in European lifelong learning policy

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    Holford, John; Mohorčič Špolar, Vida A.

    2012-01-01

    DRAFT: not for citation. This is a pre-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of a chapter published in Sheila Riddell, Jörg Markowitsch, and Elisabet Weedon, eds., Lifelong learning in Europe: Equity and efficiency in the balance, Bristol: Policy Press (2012). Details of the definitive published version and how to purchase it are available online at: http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?K=9781447300137&sf1=keyword&st1=riddell&m=1&dc=8

  1. Natural Models for Autonomous Control of Spatial Navigation, Sensing, and Guidance. Part 1

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    2012-02-13

    packed ecosystem on the planet, coral reefs make for a competitive environment, from which has evolved unique sensory adaptations that Professor...leading biological journal Current Biology and a copy of this manuscript (embargoed until 21st of this month, is attached at the end of this report. The...published in Current Biology , researchers at UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute and at the University of Bristol in the UK have examined polarization vision

  2. Motivation of animal care technicians through recognition.

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    Symonowicz, Cammie; Critelli, Linda; Straeter, Pamela

    2006-01-01

    Keeping employees motivated is a challenge faced by managers in the field of laboratory animal science and in the business world at large. Using Maslow's 'Hierarchy of Needs' theory as a guide, the authors describe how managers can create a recognition program to keep employees feeling happy and rewarded. They discuss programs used at Bristol-Myers Squibb and share lessons learned from various programs.

  3. The Search for a Cold War Grand Strategy: NSC 68 & 162

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    2014-05-22

    Klaus Fuchs was a German-born theoretical physicist. Fuchs concentrated in quantum physics at the University of Bristol. Fuchs served as the Chief...communism. He articulated three possible options for charting a change in strategic policy based on what he perceived as a “ fatal course for the free...Historian. Rusk, David Dean, AB in Political Science , Davidson College, 1931. Rhodes Scholarship at St. John’s College, Oxford University, B.S and M.A

  4. Making a difference taking action.

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    Smith, Fiona

    2001-12-01

    THE IMPLICATION of the findings of the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry ( Kennedy 2001 ) requires widespread action across all sectors of healthcare provision, not just in the NHS. While the issues highlighted are thought provoking for all nurses, nurse managers and leaders at all levels must familiarise themselves with the key messages and significant implications that the outcome of the Inquiry has for the future of healthcare practice.

  5. Mass and energy transfer to seabirds in the southeastern Bering Sea

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    Schneider, DC; Hunt, GL; Harrison, NM

    1986-01-01

    It has been hypothesized that differentiation in food web structure occurs across the Bering Sea continental shelf as a result of seasonal differentiation of water masses. We tested this idea using an apex predator, pelagic birds. Seasonal abundance of birds in central Bristol Bay was estimated from counts made while underway between hydrographic stations. Prey and body mass were determined from birds collected at sea. Daily intake was estimated as an allometric function of body mass. Annual ...

  6. Freshwater survey of the ditches around Hinkley Point Power Station, 20 June 1985

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    Welton, J.S.

    1985-01-01

    Sampling was concentrated on the North Moor region and the series of ditches which drained this area to the Bristol Channel. Although most ditches were not deep the mud substratum precluded sampling from within the habitat. All samples were taken with a pond net from the banks. Efforts were made to sample each part of the habitat although in some ditches the macrophyte growth was so intense as to make sampling difficult particularly of the sediments. Organisms were identified on the 10 sampli...

  7. G minus TWO plus EMILIO

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    Farley, Francis J M

    2002-01-01

    This verbatim transcription of a talk given on the occasion of Emilio Picasso's retirement from CERN in 1992 describes how he came to the organization following an improbable encounter with the author in a Bristol pub and his contribution to the first muon storage ring. It traces the series of false arguments leading to the discovery of the 'magic energy' used in the second muon storage ring, reviews his leadership style, and includes some physics results.

  8. Maelstrom: The Return

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    Parker, K; Moore, S.

    2014-01-01

    Commissioned by Centre for Moving Image Research, University of the West of England, and Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Supported by a CMIR-RWA Moving Image Art Bursary 8mm footage courtesy of South West Film and Television Archive The first in a series of films inspired by the turbulent waters of Devil’s Point, Plymouth. Mysterious upwellings and whirlpools combine with cinematic memories of long-forgotten arrivals and departures. The swirling waters of the River Tamar pour throug...

  9. Short outlines of books by Estonian authors / Rutt Hinrikus, Janika Kronberg

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    Hinrikus, Rutt, 1946-

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    Ehlvest, Jüri. Taevatrepp ; Suuman, Aleksander. Tondihobu tõugud vetikatega ; Õunapuu, Ervin. Mõõk. Nagu jõgi ; Nigov, Anton. Harjutused ; Hainsalu, Lehte. Kellakuuljad ; Heinsaar, Mehis. Härra Pauli kroonikad ; Bristol, Piret. Sajandi öömajad ; Kas kuulete...? : [kuuldemängud] / koost. Tamur Tohver; Rummo, Paul-Eerik. Kohvikumuusikat ; Käsper, Kalle. Vennad Luiged ; Põldroos, Enn. Mees narrimütsiga ; Remsu, Olev. Margit Puusaag ja tema mehed ; Sauter, Peeter. Pori

  10. Retention Elasticity and Projection Model for U.S. Navy Medical Corps Officers

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    Department of Defense DODFMR Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation FAP Financial Assistance Program FY Fiscal Year GMO General...increased concern about BUMED’s ability to meet its manning requirements, and thus the ability to maintain BUMED’s recommended manning level of...deployers who were affected by the increased OPTEMPO. Bristol (2006) finds that increased OPTEMPO has a negative effect on GMO retention. A GMO who was

  11. A Statistical Analysis of the Career Intentions of Mobilized Selected Reservists (SELRES)

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    2007-06-01

    tempo associated with the GWOT, coupled with continuing drawdown of the active and reserve forces, has led to concerns over the last five years that...Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.”5 This concern has recently come to fruition. In 2006 the Navy Reserve was 13 percent short of its recruiting...Personnel Data System, and the Individuals Pay File, Bristol constructed separate retention behavior models for General Medical Officers ( GMO ) and

  12. Research and Development of Wound Dressing in Maxillofacial Trauma.

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    1984-11-16

    which could use as little as 10 grams of core material in a fluidized bed . This unit was used to microencapsulate chlorhexidine diphospanilate...dose to be applied to a specific wound area. -..*. .*i ’,;-*.*. .. .. -.. -V.-*; . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . .. . 5 Norwich-Eaton Pharmaceuticals sells...product which is available only from Westwood Pharmaceuticals (Bristol Laboratories). It had been made available to the U.S. Army Institute of

  13. 76 FR 32230 - Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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    2011-06-03

    ... (Workers).... Clark, NJ 05/16/11 05/09/11 80182 Palmer Johnson Yachts, LLC Sturgeon Bay, WI 05/16/11 05/04... Bristol, TN 05/20/11 05/20/11 Corporation (Company). 80190 Rankin Manufacturing, Inc. New London, OH 05/20/11 05/20/11 (Company). 80191 Tegrant Corporation New Brighton, PA 05/20/11 05/19/11 (Company...

  14. 3Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The Polytechnic, Ibadan ...

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    An analysis was carried out to study the variable viscosity effect on flow in a viscous fluid over a porous wedge. The wall of the wedge is embedded in a uniform Darcian porous medium to allow for injection or suction. The governing equations are written into a dimensionless form by a similarity transformation.

  15. Dissemination of knowledge. Challenges for the Salesian Polytechnic University

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    Ivonne López

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    Full Text Available Las estrategias y metodologías educativas que hacen uso de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en los distintos procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje son el objeto de investigaciónactual. Quienes hacemos el equipo Educación Virtual en la Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, nos hemos sumado a estas líneas investigativas,así como al análisis y la discusión permanente respecto a la generación de dichos procesos, la sistematización y la difusión del conocimiento en el ámbito universitario, en el contexto ecuatoriano y latinoamericano.

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    Women 2000, Universal Basic Education, and the Blue Print on. Women's Education Development by the Federal Ministry of. Education, set to achieve full gender equity in access and participation in education at all levels (Ezeilo, 2004) In addition, there are the National Human Rights Commission. (NHRC) with a gender ...

  17. Factors influencing polytechnic students’ decision to graduate as entrepreneurs

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    Wongnaa, Camillus Abawiera; Seyram, Anthony Zu Kwame

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    ... investment in tertiary education, and therefore the issue needs to be addressed. Because of this, it is critical to focus on graduates and understand which factors affect their intentions to start-up a business in the future...

  18. 507 The Conversion of Federal Polytechnics into Universities: The ...

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    Abstract. There were only two (2) federally owned universities in Nigeria in 1962. The number increased to 13 in 1975 and went further to 26 in 2008. From the mere 104 pioneer students that enrolled at the University College Ibadan in. 1948, the total student enrolment in Federal Universities jumped to 2,754 in. 1965 ...

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    mere 104 pioneer students that enrolled at the University College Ibadan in. 1948, the total student enrolment in Federal Universities jumped to 2,754 in. 1965, 259,904 in 1998 and 433,871 in 2003. .... and 1997, the average expenditure on education by the Federal Government as a percentage of the annual budget was ...

  1. One-step nucleic acid amplification: the possible value in assessing sentinel lymph node metastasis during mastectomy

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    Full Text Available Alison E Hunter-Smith, Zenon Rayter Breast Surgery Unit, Bristol Breast Care Centre, North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, UK Abstract: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, worldwide, and 1,400 deaths per day are attributed to it. The success of national screening programs has seen breast cancers being diagnosed at an earlier stage. With conservative surgery to the breast demonstrating equivalent long-term outcomes, the last 10 years have seen a growing interest in the safety of less invasive management for the axilla in breast cancer patients. One-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA is a validated, reliable, and efficient tool in identifying micro- and macro-metastases intraoperatively. It is the most widely used intraoperative analysis tool within the United Kingdom, and is employed by over 320 units across Europe and Asia. Recent evidence from the AMAROS, IBCSG 23-01, and ACOSOG Z0011 trials has changed surgical practice in managing the axilla of patients with breast cancer. We propose a clinical algorithm demonstrating the role of OSNA as an intraoperative analysis tool in today’s management of breast cancer as well as prospects for the future use of OSNA. Keywords: breast cancer, sentinel lymph node, intraoperative assessment, one-stop nucleic acid amplification, mastectomy

  2. [The effect of new antimicrobial preparations used in combination with complete gnotobiotic isolation on the survivability and intestinal microflora of total-body irradiated mice].

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    Romanchuk, L A; Elizbarashvili, D A; Ginodman, G A; Korshunov, V M

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    The aim of these investigations was the study of the effect of different antimicrobial preparations on the survival rate and intestinal microflora of mice with experimental acute radiation sickness. These investigations revealed that the survival rate of the animals increased 3.1 times with the use of Supramycin, 2.4 times with the use of Tacef and 1.6 times with the use of Spizef and Pen-bristol. The study of the influence of these preparations on the intestinal microflora revealed that Spizef not only decreased the number of opportunistic microorganisms, but also led to a sharp drop in the level of lactobacteria. The use of Pen-bristol and Tacef led to practically complete elimination of enterobacteria enterococci, staphylococci, as well as lactobacteria. Supramycin essentially suppressed the number of opportunistic microorganisms and did not affect the level of lactobacteria. This was probably the cause of the highest effectiveness of Supramycin in comparison with Tacef, Spizef and Pen-bristol.

  3. PGOPHER in the Classroom and the Laboratory

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    PGOPHER is a general purpose program for simulating and fitting rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra. As it uses a graphical user interface the basic operation is sufficiently straightforward to make it suitable for use in undergraduate practicals and computer based classes. This talk will present two experiments that have been in regular use by Bristol undergraduates for some years based on the analysis of infra-red spectra of cigarette smoke and, for more advanced students, visible and near ultra-violet spectra of a nitrogen discharge and a hydrocarbon flame. For all of these the rotational structure is analysed and used to explore ideas of bonding. The talk will discuss the requirements for the apparatus and the support required. Other ideas for other possible experiments and computer based exercises will also be presented, including a group exercise. The PGOPHER program is open source, and is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Linux. It can be freely downloaded from the supporting website http://pgopher.chm.bris.ac.uk. The program does not require any installation process, so can be run on student's own machines or easily setup on classroom or laboratory computers. PGOPHER, a Program for Simulating Rotational, Vibrational and Electronic Structure, C. M. Western, University of Bristol, http://pgopher.chm.bris.ac.uk PGOPHER version 8.0, C M Western, 2014, University of Bristol Research Data Repository, doi:10.5523/bris.huflggvpcuc1zvliqed497r2

  4. Variation of total phenolics, anthocyanins, ellagic acid and radical scavenging capacity in various raspberry (Rubus spp.) cultivars.

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    Bobinaitė, Ramunė; Viškelis, Pranas; Venskutonis, Petras Rimantas

    2012-06-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the level of some phytochemicals in 19 raspberry cultivars grown in Lithuania. The content of total ellagic acid measured after 20h acidic hydrolysis of investigated raspberry cultivars, varied from 119.8 (cv. 'Pokusa') to 323.5mg/100g (cv. 'Bristol'). The content of total phenolics ranged from 278.6 (cv. 'Pokusa') to 714.7mg/100g (cv. 'Bristol'). The total anthocyanins content varied from 2.1 (yellow cv. 'Beglianka') to 325.5mg/100g (black cv. 'Bristol'). The radical scavenging capacity of the tested raspberry cultivars highly correlating with their total phenolics and total ellagic acid content (r=0.90 and 0.92, respectively). The results of this study expand the knowledge about variation in the content of valuable bioactive compounds in raspberries and may help for the selection and validation of the most productive cultivars. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer: a role for insulin-like growth factor I and insulin-like growth factor–binding protein 3?

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    Full Text Available Hanna A Zielinska,1 Amit Bahl,2 Jeff MP Holly,1 Claire M Perks1 1IGFs and Metabolic Endocrinology Group, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Learning and Research Building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK; 2Department of Clinical Oncology, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, University Hospitals Bristol, Bristol, UK Abstract: Evidence indicates that for most human cancers the problem is not that gene mutations occur but is more dependent upon how the body deals with damaged cells. It has been estimated that only about 1% of human cancers can be accounted for by unmistakable hereditary cancer syndromes, only up to 5% can be accounted for due to high-penetrance, single-gene mutations, and in total only 5%–15% of all cancers may have a major genetic component. The predominant contribution to the causation of most sporadic cancers is considered to be environmental factors contributing between 58% and 82% toward different cancers. A nutritionally poor lifestyle is associated with increased risk of many cancers, including those of the breast. As nutrition, energy balance, macronutrient composition of the diet, and physical activity levels are major determinants of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I bioactivity, it has been proposed that, at least in part, these increases in cancer risk and progression may be mediated by alterations in the IGF axis, related to nutritional lifestyle. Localized breast cancer is a manageable disease, and death from breast cancer predominantly occurs due to the development of metastatic disease as treatment becomes more complicated with poorer outcomes. In recent years, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition has emerged as an important contributor to breast cancer progression and malignant transformation resulting in tumor cells with increased potential for migration and invasion. Furthermore, accumulating evidence suggests a strong link between components of the IGF pathway, epithelial

  6. Warfarin Management and Outcomes in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Within an Integrated Health Care System.

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    An, JaeJin; Niu, Fang; Zheng, Chengyi; Rashid, Nazia; Mendes, Robert A; Dills, Diana; Vo, Lien; Singh, Prianka; Bruno, Amanda; Lang, Daniel T; Le, Paul T; Jazdzewski, Kristin P; Aranda, Gustavus

    2017-06-01

    times per year), or frequently adjusted warfarin dose (≥ 11 times per year) consistently showed poor TTRs (mean TTR for the highest quartiles was 45.3%-48.3%). A higher TTR was associated with a lower risk of clinical outcomes regardless of frequency of INR monitoring, pharmacist interventions, or number of dose adjustments. Patients whose TTRs were similar stroke or systemic embolism event rates, as compared with patients with TTRs managed by anticoagulation clinics. New individualized treatment or management strategies for patients who are not able to reach optimal therapeutic ranges are necessary to improve outcomes. This research and manuscript were funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer. Authors from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer participated in the design of the study, interpretation of the data, review/revision of the manuscript, and approval of the final version of the manuscript. An received a grant for research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer. Niu, Rashid, and Zheng received a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer to their institutions for salary reimbursement. Vo, Singh, and Aranda are employed by Bristol-Myers Squibb; Bruno was employed by Bristol-Myers Squibb at the time of this study. Mendes and Dills are employed by Pfizer, and Mendes was a member of the Pfizer Cardiovascular and Metabolic Field Medical Team during the time of this study. Lang, Jazdzewski, and Le have no known conflicts of interest to report. Study concept and design were contributed primarily by An and Rashid, along with the other authors. Niu took the lead in data collection, along with Zheng, and data interpretation was performed by An, along with Mendes and Dills, with assistance from the other authors. The manuscript was written by An and revised by Mendes, Dills, Vo, Singh, Bruno, and Aranda, along with Lang, Le, and Jazdezewski. Part of this study's findings was presented at the CHEST 2015 Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, on October 28, 2015.

  7. Constipation is associated with incomplete bladder emptying in healthy children.

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    Chang, Shang-Jen; Hsieh, Cheng-Hsing; Yang, Stephen Shei-Dei

    2012-01-01

    To investigate the association between constipation and the results of uroflowmetry with post-void residual urine (PVR) tests in healthy children. We enrolled healthy children aged between 4 and 12 years for evaluation of voiding and defecation function. A parent of children completed the questionnaire, and the children were asked to do uroflowmetry and PVR. Constipation is defined as defecation frequency ≤ 2 times/week or type 1-2 stool forms on Bristol stool scale. Uroflowmetry curve and PVR were eligible for analysis if voided volume was between 50 ml and expected capacity for age. Totally, 778 children (415 boys and 363 girls) with a mean age of 7.2 ± 2.2 years were eligible for analysis. The prevalence of constipation was 10.9% by low defecation frequency, and 28.4% by Bristol stool scale, respectively. Regarding the rate of constipation, there were no statistically significant differences between genders. Compared to children without low defecation frequency, constipated children had higher PVR (9.0 vs. 5.9 ml, P = 0.01), higher rate of PVR > 20 ml (17.7% vs. 7.1%, P = 0.01) and lower voiding efficiency (93.2% vs. 94.9%, P = 0.04). Compared to children without type 1-2 Bristol stool, constipated children did not have higher PVR (7.2 ml vs. 5.8 ml, P = 0.10), nor lower voiding efficiency (94.0% vs. 95.0%, P = 0.11). Urgency symptom score and rate of abnormal flow patterns were comparable between children with or without constipation. Constipation defined as low defecation frequency was associated with incomplete bladder emptying in healthy children. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  8. Considering renal risk while managing cancer

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    Full Text Available Vahakn B Shahinian,1 Amit Bahl,2 Daniela Niepel,3 Vito Lorusso4 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; 2Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, University Hospitals Bristol, Bristol, UK; 3Medical Development, Amgen (Europe GmbH, Vienna, Austria; 4Medical Oncology Unit, National Cancer Research Centre, Istituto Tumori Giovanni Paolo II, Bari, Italy Abstract: Renal function is an important consideration in the management of patients with advanced cancer. There is a reciprocal relationship between cancer and the kidney: chronic ­kidney disease can increase the risk of developing cancer, and patients with cancer often experience renal impairment owing to age, disease-related factors and nephrotoxic treatments. As therapies for cancer continue to improve, patients are living longer with their disease, potentially extending the period over which they are susceptible to long-term complications. Furthermore, secondary symptoms, such as bone metastases or infections, may arise that will require treatment. Certain treatments, including chemotherapy, antibiotics and some bone-targeted agents, are nephrotoxic and may require dose modifications or interruptions to prevent renal injury. Nephrologists should play a key role in the identification and management of renal impairment in patients with cancer. Furthermore, they may be able to provide advice on protecting the kidneys in instances where nephrotoxic agents require dose reductions or interruptions, and when novel therapies or combinations are used. Collaboration between oncologists and nephrologists is important to optimal patient management. This article reviews the relationship between cancer and kidney disease and examines the treatments that may impact kidney function. Considerations for monitoring renal function are also discussed. Keywords: advanced cancer, cancer management, elderly, kidney disease, nephrotoxicity

  9. Vivien Noakes, ed. The Poems and Plays of Isaac Rosenberg

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    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available The War Poet Isaac Rosenberg was a multi-practitioner of art. Generous benefactors helped the artistically gifted young man who was born in Bristol, but grew up in poverty in Stepney, to pursue studies in painting at the Slade School of Art. Before his death at the front in 1918 (aged 27, Rosenberg had already managed to have a number of his poetic texts published. First came Night and Day (1912, followed by Youth (1915, and Moses (1916, all published at his own expense noted Geoffrey Hil...

  10. Developing a learning culture: twelve tips for individuals, teams and organizations.

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    Stinson, Lynn; Pearson, David; Lucas, Beverley

    2006-06-01

    A culture of learning in providing health services and education for health professionals is a constant challenge for individuals, team and organizations. The importance of such a culture was highlighted by the findings of the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry (2001). This was discussed in the context of the literature on the Learning Organization (Senge, 1990) at the 2004 Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) conference, and reviewed a year later at the 2005 AMEE conference. This paper outlines twelve tips for educational and health service organizations in facilitating a culture of learning for their members and also offers specific advice to individual students and professionals.

  11. "Thin" property and controversial subject matter: Yanner v. Eaton and property rights in human tissue and embryos.

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    Moses, Lyria Bennett; Gollan, Nicola

    2013-12-01

    This article examines the definitions of "property" offered by the majority of the High Court of Australia in the case of Yanner v Eaton (1999) 201 CLR 351, which involved a statute giving the Crown "property" in fauna. It argues that the majority judges in that case endorsed a flexible or "thin" conception of property that is consistent with recognition of property in "things" such as excised human tissue and in vitro human embryos, despite the many differences between such "things" and ordinary chattels. A similar flexible conception of property was also an important factor in the United Kingdom case of Yearworth v North Bristol NHS Trust[2010] QB 1.

  12. Acute felon as a complication of systemic paclitaxel therapy: case report and review of the literature.

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    Hijjawi, John B; Dennison, David G

    2007-09-01

    Breast cancer now affects 1 in 8 American women and the taxane agent paclitaxel (Taxol Bristol-Myers Squibb) is a major tool in the treatment of many such patients. Hand surgeons are therefore likely to encounter upper extremity complications related to the use of taxane therapy. We present an unusual case of a felon developing in a breast cancer patient on paclitaxel therapy with no antecedent history of trauma. Whereas onycholysis and subungual hemorrhage are reported complications of taxane therapy (Fig. 1), an acute felon with or without associated paronychia is an unusual and more aggressive manifestation of this drug-related nail dystrophy.

  13. Daclatasvir + asunaprevir: first global approval.

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    Poole, Raewyn M

    2014-09-01

    The combination of daclatasvir + asunaprevir [Daklinza(®) + Sunvepra(®) (Japan)], two direct-acting antiviral agents, has been developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infections, including those with compensated cirrhosis. Daclatasvir + asunaprevir has received its first global approval in this indication in Japan. Daclatasvir + asunaprevir is the first all-oral, interferon- and ribavirin-free regimen for this indication. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of daclatasvir + asunaprevir leading to this first approval for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 1 infections.

  14. Mass Storage Management and the Grid

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    2005-01-01

    The University of Edinburgh has a significant interest in mass storage systems as it is one of the core groups tasked with the roll out of storage software for the UK's particle physics grid, GridPP. We present the results of a development project to provide software interfaces between the SDSC Storage Resource Broker, the EU DataGrid and the Storage Resource Manager. This project was undertaken in association with the eDikt group at the National eScience Centre, the Universities of Bristol and Glasgow, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the San Diego Supercomputing Center.

  15. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program: Sustaining the Transformation

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    2002-04-01

    sage wisdom and guidance. His influence largely framed the direction of my paper. LtCol George Bristol, USMC and MGySgt Cardo Urso , USMC for working...of MGySgt Cardo Urso , a review of the LINE system was conducted in order to develop a more comprehensive Marine Corps Close Combat System by...184 As MGySgt Cardo Urso once stated, “[w]e want ethical warriors. The way a Marine should feel is, when you walk into a room, everybody in the room

  16. Reflecting on the current status and focus of e-learning research

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    Gráinne Conole

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    Full Text Available This special issue contains six articles from international leading lights in the field of e-learning, so it provides a valuable snapshot of current thinking and research activities. It had arisen out of keynote and theme speaker presentations at two key e-learning conferences last year: ALT-C 2004 ‘Blue Skies and Pragmatism–learning technologies for the next decade', which was held in Exeter; and the Colston Symposium entitled ‘The Evolution of Learning and Web Technologies: survival of the fittest?', which was held in Bristol.

  17. Looking for a new direction.

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    2010-12-01

    BY ANYONE'S standards, Amanda Cheesley has had a varied career. From theatre nurse and mountain rescue worker to serving in the first Gulf war and running an out-of-hours district nursing Marie Curie service in Bristol, she has notched up years of valuable experience on the front line. It is this wealth of knowledge and expertise that she hopes will equip her with the skills to make a difference in her latest role, as long-term care adviser at the RCN.

  18. A Chemically Synthesized Capture Agent Enables the Selective, Sensitive, and Robust Electrochemical Detection of Anthrax Protective Antigen

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    Gwangju, 500712, Republic of Korea, ^Indi Molecular, 6162 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, California 90230, United States, and ) Biotechnology Branch, Sensors... Biotechnology (USA). Skimmilk protein was purchased from Lab M limited (Lancashire, U.K.). All chemicals and solvents used were analytical grade of the...Cl (pH = 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 0.1% (v/v) Tween-20, and 5% dehydrated milk ), proceeds through several stages (Figure 1a) and begins with 500 mg of side

  19. Pour en lire plus : Dark Tourism and Place Identity

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    DIAZ, Jérémy

    2016-01-01

    Quatre ans après The Darker Side of Travel: The Theory and Practice of Dark Tourism (2009, Bristol, Channel View Publications), dirigé par Richard Sharpley et Philip R. Stone, l’ouvrage collectif Dark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and Interpreting Dark Places constitue une autre contribution remarquable à la compréhension scientifique du dark tourism. À l’intersection des travaux sur l’identité du lieu et le dark tourism, ce livre propose une approche internationale de l’objet dans une...

  20. Habitat quality of the coastal southeastern Bering Sea for juvenile flatfishes from the relationships between diet, body condition and prey availability

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    Yeung, Cynthia; Yang, Mei-Sun

    2017-01-01

    The distribution and body condition of juvenile northern rock sole (NRS), Lepidopsetta polyxystra, and yellowfin sole (YFS), Limanda aspera, were studied in relation to prey availability across the coastal shelf at the Alaska Peninsula boundary of the eastern Bering Sea (EBS) to assess spatial variability in habitat quality. Juveniles of ≤ 20 cm and adults of ≥ 30 cm total length were collected from bottom trawl catch samples at stations located 10 to 120 km from the Alaska Peninsula coast, and in bottom depths of 28 to 85 m. Stomach contents and stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen from muscle tissue were analyzed to describe diet composition. The quantity and quality of prey did not significantly affect the distribution of juvenile NRS and YFS. Spatial mismatch between the diet composition and the infauna prey assemblage suggested that prey availability was not limiting across the area, allowing fish to select for prey, presumably to maximize net energy gain. The body condition of juvenile NRS was higher in the eastern section of the area (Bristol Bay) - where they shared spatial and dietary niches with juvenile YFS, than in the west section (Unimak Island) where juvenile YFS were largely absent. A difference in body condition suggests that habitat quality may be higher in Bristol Bay. For NRS, stomach contents and stable isotopes in muscle tissue indicated an ontogenetic diet shift from amphipods to polychaetes from juvenile to adult stages. In contrast, for YFS, amphipods seemed to remain the primary prey and polychaetes the least important prey from juvenile to adult stage. Given that the high prey availability found in this south coastal area of EBS extends to areas across the EBS shelf, favorable habitat for juvenile flatfishes should be extensive. However, much of this potential juvenile habitat is underutilized by NRS, which were mainly limited to Bristol Bay and the Alaska Peninsula, whereas YFS did extend north over 500 km from Bristol Bay along

  1. Paclitaxel and doxorubicin in metastatic breast cancer

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    Gehl, J; Boesgaard, M; Paaske, T

    1996-01-01

    For the past decades the anthracyclines have been regarded as among the most active drugs for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. However, the 5-year survival rate in patients with stage IV breast cancer continues to be below 20%, and new active drugs and drug combinations clearly must...... be explored. Paclitaxel (Taxol; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ) has been demonstrated to be highly effective in treating patients with advanced breast cancer, including those with anthracycline-resistant breast cancer, a fact that has led to efforts to combine paclitaxel and anthracyclines...

  2. Nutritional Products from Space Research

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    1996-01-01

    Six scientists from Martin Marietta who did research for NASA on algae as food supply, oxygen source and a recycling agent for long duration space travel founded Martek Biosciences Corporation. Martek's main product is Formulaid for infants, an algae-based, vegetable-like oil containing two essential polyunsaturated fatty acids known as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid). The acids are found in human milk but not in most infant formulas, and they are believed to be associated with mental and visual development. Formulaid is on the market in two European countries and licensed to the Mead Johnson Division of Bristol-Myers Squibb, American Home Products and others.

  3. Tea with Mother: Sarah Palin and the Discourse of Motherhood as a Political Ideal

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    Janet McCabe

    2016-01-01

    Seldom has someone emerged so unexpectedly and sensationally on to the American political scene as Sarah Palin. With Palin came what had rarely, if ever, been seen before on a presidential trail: hockey moms, Caribou-hunting, pitbulls in lipstick parcelled as political weaponry. And let’s not forget those five children, including Track 19, set to deploy to Iraq, Bristol, and her unplanned pregnancy at 17, and Trig, a six-month-old infant with Down’s syndrome. Never before had motherhood bee...

  4. Index of Compounds Related to Hexamine and to R.D.X

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    1944-11-01

    unstable compound which may be 1:3:5— trinitro-2-methyl- (6-ring). For the complicated polymorphism of HMX see Cornell, 0. S. R. D., Rep. 1227...1001. hKO’d © 1 j N02 N02 N02 N02| Jioan (See p. 76) in MeOH N K • HMX -""" • (McGill, X.R.4 Prog.Rep., 1 April 𔃼,4...Continued) RDX prepared by "Hexamine nitrolysis" contains traces of HMX ; (Toronto, X.R.16 Prog.Rep. fey 󈧯 SR7/4436: Bristol Br Rep. 23, May 󈧯

  5. Performance of Cpred/Cobs concentration ratios as a metric reflecting adherence to antidepressant drug therapy

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    Feng, Yan; Gastonguay, Marc R.; Pollock, Bruce; Frank, Ellen; Kepple, Gail H; Bies, Robert R.

    2011-01-01

    Yan Feng1, Marc R Gastonguay2, Bruce G Pollock3,5, Ellen Frank3, Gail H Kepple4, Robert R Bies5,6,71Discovery Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, NJ, USA; 2Metrum Institute, Tariffville, CT, USA; 3Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, 4Department of Depression Prevention, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 5Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; 6Division of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine and Cent...

  6. Supersession on Rhetorical Citizenship

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    Villadsen, Lisa Storm

    via case studies of non-citizen refugees seeking asylum, discursive responses to public violence across time, and performative invocations of citizenship in public health controversies. Organizer: Lisa Villadsen Confirmed presenters, in alphabetical order: Robert Asen, Professor of Rhetoric, Politics...... Fellow at the University of Bristol and Visiting Professor in Citizenship Education at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Christian Kock, Professor of Rhetoric, Dept. of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Lisa Villadsen, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Dept....... of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Alessandra Beasley von Burg, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Wake Forest University, USA...

  7. Time past: impacts of ICT on the pedagogic discourse in the Interactive project

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    Ingram, Neil R

    2016-01-01

    Basil Bernstein’s model of pedagogic discourse describes the power relations and fields of influence in schools. Here the model is described and developed to take account of ICT-mediated teaching, and is used to consider evidence from the InterActive project undertaken by the University of Bristol in 2000-2004. The model provides insights and explanations for the successful, and less successful, uses of ICT in that project. ICT is presented as a ‘recontextualising field’ that exerts influence...

  8. Digging the dirt on catenary risers

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    Cottrill, Adrian

    2000-10-01

    The article discusses some interesting excavation effects brought about by rigid steel catenary risers on soft sticky clay seabeds typical of some deepwater fields. Both steel and flexible risers cut deep channels at the point of touchdown and a trench is formed which can be many pipe diameters deep. The effect has been studied in a harbour near Minehead in the Bristol Channel where the seabed is similar to the soft clay in the deep water of the Gulf of Mexico. The tests (carried out by 2H Offshore Engineering) included characterisation of the seabed with respect to factors such as shear strength and hydrodynamic suction: the results are described.

  9. Ocular surface squamous neoplasia in HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients and response to 5-fluorouracil in Angola

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Robert J Nutt,1 John L Clements,2 William H Dean3 1Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; 2Boa Vista Eye Clinic, Benguela, Angola; 3Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol, UK Background: Ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN is becoming increasingly prevalent and aggressive in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a phenomenon linked with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection, although association rates in Angola are currently unknown. A topical treatment that is effective in HIV-positive and HIV-negative individuals may be preferable to surgery in some contexts. We aimed to estimate the proportion of OSSN associated with HIV in Angola and to report on the success of topical 5-fluorouracil as a primary treatment in HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients.Methods: Photographs of OSSNs taken at presentation and following treatment with 5-fluorouracil in patients presenting to Boa Vista Eye Clinic, Angola, between October 2011 and July 2013 were grouped into HIV-positive and HIV-negative groups and analyzed to compare presenting features and treatment response. Eighty-one OSSNs were analyzed for clinical features and 24 met the inclusion criteria for analysis of treatment response.Results: Eighty-two patients presented with OSSN between October 2011 and July 2013. Twenty-one (26% were HIV-positive and typically had OSSNs that exhibited more pathological features than those in HIV-negative patients. Twenty-four (29% patients met the inclusion criteria for analysis of treatment response; of these, 26 (91% OSSNs in both groups displayed at least partial resolution after one treatment course. In the HIV-positive group, five of eight patients displayed complete resolution, two showed partial resolution, and one failed. In the HIV-negative group, five of 16 showed complete resolution, ten of 16 had partial resolution, and one failed.Conclusion: Individuals presenting with OSSN in Angola are more likely to have HIV infection compared

  10. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Limits Chronic Constipation in a Child with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome

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    Alessandro Aquino

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS is a rare genetic disorder caused by insufficient expression of the TCF4 gene. Children with PTHS typically present with gastrointestinal disorders and early severe chronic constipation is frequently found (75%. Here we describe the case of a PTHS male 10-year-old patient with chronic constipation in whom Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT resulted in improved bowel functions, as assessed by the diary, the QPGS-Form A Section C questionnaire, and the Paediatric Bristol Stool Form Scale. The authors suggested that OMT may be a valid tool to improve the defecation frequency and reduce enema administration in PTHS patients.

  11. Zoledronate upregulates MMP-9 and -13 in rat vascular smooth muscle cells by inducing oxidative stress

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Mehmet Zuhuri Arun,1 Buket Reel,1 Graciela B Sala-Newby,2 Mark Bond,2 Aikaterini Tsaousi,2 Perry Maskell,2 Andrew C Newby21Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey; 2Bristol Heart Institute, University of Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK Background: Bisphosphonates, including zoledronate, target osteoclasts and are widely used in the treatment of osteoporosis and other bone resorption diseases, despite side effects that include damaging the stomach epithelium. Beneficial and adverse effects on other organ systems, including the cardiovascular system, have also been described and could impact on the use of bisphosphonates as therapeutic agents. Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs are major constituents of the normal vascular wall and have a key role in intimal thickening and atherosclerosis, in part by secreting MMPs that remodel the extracellular matrix and cleave cell surface proteins or secreted mediators. In this study, we investigated the effects of zoledronate on MMP expression.Methods: Rat VSMCs were stimulated by PDGF (50 ng/mL plus TNF-α (10 ng/mL or left unstimulated for a further 24 hours in serum-free medium. In other series of experiments, cells were pre-treated either with SC-514 (50 µM or with apocynin (20 nM for 2 hours, then zoledronate (100 µM was added into 2% fetal calf serum containing medium for 24 hours.Results and discussion: Using isolated rat VSMCs in culture, zoledronate (100 µM increased MMP-9 and -13 mRNA expressions but inhibited MMP-2 expression. MMP-9 and MMP-13 up-regulation was shown to depend on the NF-κB pathway; and this was activated by zoledronate. Furthermore, zoledronate elevated the levels of reactive oxygen species detected by either dichlorofluorescein in isolated VSMCs or lucigenin enhanced chemiluminescence in rat aortic rings in vitro. Apocynin, an inhibitor of NADPH oxidase, reversed NF-κB activation and MMP-9 and MMP-13 up-regulation by

  12. Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) members, United Kingdom, visiting the ATLAS semiconductor tracker (SCT) module tests.

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    Photo 01: Mr Peter Warry, PPARC Chairman, Victrex Plc, United Kingdom visiting the ATLAS SCT module tests with Dr Joleen Pater, SCT (Manchester). Photo 02: PPARC Council Members, United Kingdom, visiting the ATLAS SCT module tests. L.t to r.: Mrs Judith Scott, Chief Executive, British Computer Society, Prof. George Efstathiou, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Mr Peter Warry, PPARC Chairman, Victrex Plc, Prof. Martin Ward, Director X-Ray Astronomy, of Leicester, Prof. James Stirling, Director, Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham and Prof. Brian Foster, University of Bristol.

  13. Short outlines of books by Estonian authors / Janika Kronberg, Rutt Hinrikus

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    Kronberg, Janika, 1963-

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    Arvustus: Krull, Hasso. Loomise mõnu ja kiri. Tallinn : Kultuurileht, 2006 ; Aleksejev, Tiit. Valge kuningriik. Tallinn : Varrak, 2006 ; Baturin, Nikolai. Sõnajalg kivis. Tallinn : Eesti Raamat, 2006 ; Nõu, Helga. Ood lastud rebasele. Tallinn : Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2006 ; Kaus, Jan. Tema. Tallinn : Tuum, 2006 ; Krull, Hasso. Talv. Tallinn : Tuum, 2006 ; Soomets, Triin. Väljas. Tallinn : Tuum, 2006 ; Kareva, Doris. Aja kuju. Tallinn : Verb, 2006 ; Vint, Toomas. Topeltvalguses. Tallinn : Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2005 ; Bristol, Piret. Sõud. Tallinn : Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2005 ; Valton, Arvo. Taltsutatud lammas : jutud. Tallinn : Kirjastuskeskus, 2005 ; Kivastik, Mart. Külmetava kunstniku portreed. Viinistu triloogia. Tartu : Väike Öömuusika, 2006

  14. The Impact of Opioid Treatment on Regional Gastrointestinal Transit

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    Poulsen, Jakob L; Nilsson, Matias; Brock, Christina

    2016-01-01

    -dimensional (3D)-Transit system. METHODS: Twenty-five healthy males were randomly assigned to oxycodone or placebo for 5 days in a double blind, crossover design. AdverseGI effects were measured with the bowel function index, gastrointestinal symptom rating scale, patient assessment of constipationsymptom...... questionnaire, and Bristol stool form scale. Regional GI transit times were determined using the 3D-Transit system, and segmental transit times in the colon were determined using a custom Matlab(®) graphical user interface. RESULTS: GI symptom scores increased significantly across all applied GI questionnaires...

  15. Pressures on a Slender, Axisymmetric Body at High Angle of Attack in a Very Low Turbulence Level Air Stream.

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    P 79 S L HU0ITv P C DOUTER DA- ERO -77-.-073 UNCLASSIFIED Eli7 1.~T 1111n I "~ L ow UReport No. UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL DEPARTMENT OF 00( AERONAUTICAL...AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT London, Enland Grant Numbw DA- ERO -77-G-073 AP~rpod for Publk Raiesns; distribution unliild r~r r- - -WIN"i UNCLASSIFIED...beirng undert5)ken. 6. PUBLICAT:NS The authors presented a paper at the AGAPE FDP Symposium on high incidence aerodynamics held in Sandefjord, Norway, in

  16. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Limits Chronic Constipation in a Child with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome.

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    Aquino, Alessandro; Perini, Mattia; Cosmai, Silvia; Zanon, Silvia; Pisa, Viviana; Castagna, Carmine; Uberti, Stefano

    2017-01-01

    Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS) is a rare genetic disorder caused by insufficient expression of the TCF4 gene. Children with PTHS typically present with gastrointestinal disorders and early severe chronic constipation is frequently found (75%). Here we describe the case of a PTHS male 10-year-old patient with chronic constipation in whom Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) resulted in improved bowel functions, as assessed by the diary, the QPGS-Form A Section C questionnaire, and the Paediatric Bristol Stool Form Scale. The authors suggested that OMT may be a valid tool to improve the defecation frequency and reduce enema administration in PTHS patients.

  17. BrisSynBio: a BBSRC/EPSRC-funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre.

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    Sedgley, Kathleen R; Race, Paul R; Woolfson, Derek N

    2016-06-15

    BrisSynBio is the Bristol-based Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)/Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre. It is one of six such Centres in the U.K. BrisSynBio's emphasis is on rational and predictive bimolecular modelling, design and engineering in the context of synthetic biology. It trains the next generation of synthetic biologists in these approaches, to facilitate translation of fundamental synthetic biology research to industry and the clinic, and to do this within an innovative and responsible research framework. © 2016 The Author(s).

  18. O aparato inalação de gases: a colaboração de James Watt (1736-1819) e Dr. Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808)

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    Nesta dissertação abordamos os estudos pneumáticos, realizados por James Watt (1736-1819) que o conduziram na confecção de um aparato portátil de inalação de gases em colaboração com as terapias médicas do Dr.Thomas Beddoes (1760 - 1808). Este aparato foi utilizado no projeto pneumático do Dr.Thomas Beddoes, de investigação cientifica, o Pneumatic Medical Institution, em Bristol, sobre a potencialidade de utilização dos gases em enfermidades pulmonares. Analisando os estudos e experimentos...

  19. Book Reviews: Poetic Artifice, Levity of Design and On Violence in the Work of J.H. Prynne

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    Full Text Available Book reviews of the following academic titles: 'Poetic Artifice: A Theory of Twentieth-Century Poetry' by Veronica Forrest-Thomson and Gareth Farmer (ed., Bristol: Shearsman, 240 pp., 2016. Review by Calum Gardner. 'Levity of Design: Man and Modernity in the Poetry of J. H. Prynne' by Wit Píetrzak, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 162 pp., 2012. Review by Lisa Jeschke. 'On Violence in the Work of J. H. Prynne 'by Matthew Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 226 pp., 2015. Review by Lisa Jeschke.

  20. A biological pathway linking inflammation and depression: activation of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase

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    Full Text Available David M Christmas, JP Potokar, Simon JC DaviesAcademic Unit of Psychiatry, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK A presentation relating to this manuscript was made by Dr David Christmas at the 9th International Meeting on Clinical Pharmacology in Psychiatry (9th IMCPP in Copenhagen, Denmark in September 2010Abstract: This article highlights the evidence linking depression to increased inflammatory drive and explores putative mechanisms for the association by reviewing both preclinical and clinical literature. The enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase is induced by proinflammatory cytokines and may form a link between immune functioning and altered neurotransmission, which results in depression. Increased indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activity may cause both tryptophan depletion and increased neurotoxic metabolites of the kynurenine pathway, two alterations which have been hypothesized to cause depression. The tryptophan-kynurenine pathway is comprehensively described with a focus on the evidence linking metabolite alterations to depression. The use of immune-activated groups at high risk of depression have been used to explore these hypotheses; we focus on the studies involving chronic hepatitis C patients receiving interferon-alpha, an immune activating cytokine. Findings from this work have led to novel strategies for the future development of antidepressants including inhibition of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase, moderating the cytokines which activate it, or addressing other targets in the kynurenine pathway.Keywords: depression, inflammation, indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase, kynurenine, serotonin, tryptophan

  1. The GENIUS-test-facility first results on background from $^{222}$Rn daughters

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    Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, H V; Krivosheina, I V; Tomei, C; 10.1016/j.nima.2004.05.033

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    GENIUS-TF (Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 511 (2003) 341; Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 481 (2002) 149.) is a test-facility for the GENIUS project (GENIUS-Proposal, 20 November 1997; Z. Phys. A 359 (1997) 351; CERN Courier, November 1997, 16; J. Phys. G 24 (1998) 483; Z. Phys. A 359 (1997) 361; in: H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, H. Pas. (Eds.), First International Conference on Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Castle Ringberg, Germany, 8-14 June 1997, IOP Bristol (1998) 485 and in Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 13 (1998) 3953; in: H.V. Klapdor- Kleingrothaus, LV. Krivosheina (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Model BEYOND' 99, Castle Ringberg, Germany 6-12 June 1999, IOP Bristol (2000) 915), a proposed large scale underground observatory for rare events which is based on operation of naked germanium detectors in liquid nitrogen for an extreme background reduction. Operation of naked Ge crystals in liquid nitrogen has been applied routinely already for more th...

  2. The impact of the customer relationship management on organizational productivity, customer trust and satisfaction by using the structural equation model: A study in the Iranian hospitals.

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    Yaghoubi, Maryam; Asgari, Hamed; Javadi, Marzieh

    2017-01-01

    One of the challenges in the fiercely competitive space of health organizations is responding to customers and building trust and satisfaction in them in the shortest time, with best quality and highest productivity. Hence the aim of this study is to survey the impact of customer relationship management (CRM) on organizational productivity, customer loyalty, satisfaction and trust in selected hospitals of Isfahan (in Iran). This study is a correlation descriptive research. Study population was the nurses in selected hospitals of Isfahan and the sampling has been conducted using stratified random method. Data collection tool is a researcher-made questionnaire of CRM and its effects (organizational productivity, customer loyalty, satisfaction and trust) which its validity and reliability has been confirmed by researchers. Structural equation method was used to determine the impact of variables. Data analysis method was structural equation modeling and the software used was SPSS version 16 (IBM, SPSS, 2007 Microsoft Corp., Bristol, UK) and AMOS version 18 (IBM, SPSS, 2010 Microsoft Corp, Bristol, UK). Among the dimensions of CRM, diversification had the highest impact (0.83) and customer acquisition had the lowest (0.57) CRM, had the lowest impact on productivity (0.59) and the highest effect on customer satisfaction (0.83). For the implementation of CRM, it is necessary that the studied hospitals improve strategies of acquiring information about new customers, attracting new customers and keeping them and communication with patients outside the hospital and improve the system of measuring patient satisfaction and loyalty.

  3. Parasitization of juvenile edible crabs (Cancer pagurus) by the dinoflagellate, Hematodinium sp.: pathobiology, seasonality and its potential effects on commercial fisheries.

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    Smith, Amanda L; Hirschle, Lucy; Vogan, Claire L; Rowley, Andrew F

    2015-03-01

    This study reports on the prevalence and severity of infections caused by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Hematodinium in juvenile edible crabs (Cancer pagurus) found in 2 intertidal survey sites (Mumbles Head and Oxwich Bay) in the Bristol Channel, UK. Crabs were assessed for the presence and severity of Hematodinium infections by the histological examination of infected tissues. Such infections were found to exhibit a seasonal trend in the 2 study areas with high numbers of animals (ca. 30%) infected in the spring to summer but with low severity. Conversely, in November only ca. 10% of crabs were infected but these animals had large numbers of parasites in their haemolymph and other tissues. At this time, the carapace and underlying tissues of infected crabs had the chalky, pinkish-orange appearance that is characteristic of this disease. Hematodinium-infected crabs ranged in size from 12 to 74 mm carapace width. Overall, it is concluded that the high prevalence of infection of juvenile crabs in this area may have implications for the sustainability of the edible crab fishery in the Bristol Channel.

  4. Evaluation of constipation after parasacral transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in children with lower urinary tract dysfunction--a pilot study.

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    Veiga, Maria Luiza; Lordêlo, Patrícia; Farias, Tiago; Barroso, Ubirajara

    2013-10-01

    To evaluate the efficacy of parasacral transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for the treatment of constipation in children with lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD). We treated 9 boys and 5 girls with a mean age of 8.07 ± 2.72 years. 10 (71.4%) had overactive bladder and 4 (28.6%) had voiding dysfunction. A total of 20 parasacral TENS sessions, 20 min each (10 Hz), were performed 3 times per week. The criteria used to assess constipation were the Rome III criteria for children, the Bristol Stool Chart, and a visual analog scale (pain from 0 to 10). The children were reassessed immediately after treatment. No specific treatment of constipation was performed. After treatment, 85.7% (p children's constipation symptoms had improved following the Rome III criteria. Parasacral TENS significantly impacted the following symptoms: "the presence of at least one episode of fecal incontinence per week", "history of stool retention", and "the presence of a large fecal mass in the rectum." There was no significant change in the Bristol Stool Chart evaluation (p constipation in children with LUTD, satisfactory results were obtained for both complaints. Copyright © 2012 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. The relationship of physical activity and overweight to objectively measured green space accessibility and use

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    2013-01-01

    This study examines the association between objectively measured access to green space, frequency of green space use, physical activity, and the probability of being overweight or obese in the city of Bristol, England. Data from the Bristol Quality of Life in your Neighbourhood survey for 6,821 adults were combined with a comprehensive GIS database of neighbourhood and green space characteristics.. A range of green space accessibility measures were computed. Associations between accessibility and the odds of respondents achieving a recommended 30 minutes or more of moderate activity five times a week, or being overweight or obese, were examined using logistic regression. Results showed that the reported frequency of green space use declined with increasing distance. The study also found that respondents living closest to the type of green space classified as a Formal park were more likely to achieve the physical activity recommendation and less likely to be overweight or obese. The association with physical activity, but not with overweight or obesity, remained after adjustment for respondent characteristics, area deprivation, and a range of characteristics of the neighbourhood environment. The findings suggest that the provision of good access to green spaces in urban areas may help promote population physical activity. PMID:20060635

  6. Fundamentals and clinical perspective of urethral sphincter instability as a contributing factor in patients with lower urinary tract dysfunction—ICI‐RS 2014

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    Anding, Ralf; Rosier, Peter; Birder, Lori; Andersson, Karl Erik; Djurhuus, Jens Christian

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    Aims Urethral pathophysiology is often neglected in discussions of bladder dysfunction. It has been debated whether “urethral sphincter instability,” referred to based on observed “urethral pressure variations,” is an important aspect of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). The purpose of this report is to summarize current urethral pathophysiology evidence and outline directions for future research based on a literature review and discussions during the ICI‐RS meeting in Bristol in 2014. Methods Urethral pathophysiology with a focus on urethral pressure variation (UPV) was presented and discussed in a multidisciplinary think tank session at the ICI_R meeting in Bristol 2014. This think tank session was based on collaboration between physicians and basic science researchers. Results Experimental animal studies or studies performed in clinical series (predominantly symptomatic women) provided insights into UPV, but the findings were inconsistent and incomplete. However, UPV is certainly associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (likely OAB), and thus, future research on this topic is relevant. Conclusions Future research based on adequately defined clinical (and urodynamic) parameters with precisely defined patient groups might shed better light on the cause of OAB symptoms. Further fundamental investigation of urethral epithelial–neural interactions via the release of mediators should enhance our knowledge and improve the management of patients with OAB. Neurourol. Urodynam. 35:318–323, 2016. © 2016 The Authors. Neurourology and Urodynamics published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26872575

  7. ISAMBARD: an open-source computational environment for biomolecular analysis, modelling and design.

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    Wood, Christopher W; Heal, Jack W; Thomson, Andrew R; Bartlett, Gail J; Ibarra, Amaurys Á; Brady, R Leo; Sessions, Richard B; Woolfson, Derek N

    2017-10-01

    The rational design of biomolecules is becoming a reality. However, further computational tools are needed to facilitate and accelerate this, and to make it accessible to more users. Here we introduce ISAMBARD, a tool for structural analysis, model building and rational design of biomolecules. ISAMBARD is open-source, modular, computationally scalable and intuitive to use. These features allow non-experts to explore biomolecular design in silico. ISAMBARD addresses a standing issue in protein design, namely, how to introduce backbone variability in a controlled manner. This is achieved through the generalization of tools for parametric modelling, describing the overall shape of proteins geometrically, and without input from experimentally determined structures. This will allow backbone conformations for entire folds and assemblies not observed in nature to be generated de novo, that is, to access the 'dark matter of protein-fold space'. We anticipate that ISAMBARD will find broad applications in biomolecular design, biotechnology and synthetic biology. A current stable build can be downloaded from the python package index (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/isambard/) with development builds available on GitHub (https://github.com/woolfson-group/) along with documentation, tutorial material and all the scripts used to generate the data described in this paper. d.n.woolfson@bristol.ac.uk or chris.wood@bristol.ac.uk. Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

  8. Santorini Volcano

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    Druitt, T.H.; Edwards, L.; Mellors, R.M.; Pyle, D.M.; Sparks, R.S.J.; Lanphere, M.; Davies, M.; Barreirio, B.

    1999-01-01

    Santorini is one of the most spectacular caldera volcanoes in the world. It has been the focus of significant scientific and scholastic interest because of the great Bronze Age explosive eruption that buried the Minoan town of Akrotiri. Santorini is still active. It has been dormant since 1950, but there have been several substantial historic eruptions. Because of this potential risk to life, both for the indigenous population and for the large number of tourists who visit it, Santorini has been designated one of five European Laboratory Volcanoes by the European Commission. Santorini has long fascinated geologists, with some important early work on volcanoes being conducted there. Since 1980, research groups at Cambridge University, and later at the University of Bristol and Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, have collected a large amount of data on the stratigraphy, geochemistry, geochronology and petrology of the volcanics. The volcanic field has been remapped at a scale of 1:10 000. A remarkable picture of cyclic volcanic activity and magmatic evolution has emerged from this work. Much of this work has remained unpublished until now. This Memoir synthesizes for the first time all the data from the Cambridge/Bristol/Clermont groups, and integrates published data from other research groups. It provides the latest interpretation of the tectonic and magmatic evolution of Santorini. It is accompanied by the new 1:10 000 full-colour geological map of the island.

  9. Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) - advancing the diagnosis.

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    Roderick, M R; Shah, R; Rogers, V; Finn, A; Ramanan, A V

    2016-08-30

    Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a little known inflammatory bone disease occurring primarily in children and adolescents. Delays in referral and diagnosis may lead to prolonged courses of antibiotics with in-patient care, unnecessary radiation exposure from multiple plain radiographs or bone scans and repeated surgery including bone biopsies. Children (aged < 18 years) diagnosed with CRMO between January 2005 and December 2012, reviewed at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children were included and all available data collected. Information regarding CRMO was sent to all orthopaedic surgeons in the region in 2009. The aim of the study was to examine the features of the cohort, to examine the length of time to diagnosis and to explore the criteria used for diagnosis with and without biopsy. Over an 8 year period, 41 patients were diagnosed with CRMO. Symptom onset occurred at a median of 9 years of age and time to diagnosis had a median of 15 months (range 0-92). Correlation coefficient analysis for time to diagnosis by year showed statistical significance with a decreasing trend. From the cohort data, diagnostic criteria were developed; applied retrospectively, 34 (83 %) children may have been diagnosed using the criteria, without a biopsy. The data suggest that increasing knowledge of this condition may shorten time to diagnosis. Use of the Bristol diagnostic criteria by an experienced clinician may obviate the need for biopsy in some patients.

  10. Pre- and post construction monitoring and stake holder involvement of on-shore turbines adjacent to Severn Estuary Ramsar site

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    Pickering, Simon; Roberts, Lyndon; Hall, Helen

    2011-07-01

    Full text: Surveys were conducted in 2004 and winter 2006/07 prior to construction of three Enercon 2MW turbines adjacent to intertidal mudflats on Sever Estuary at Bristol Port in summer 2007. An advisory panel of stake holders was established to agree and oversee monitoring protocol and production of annual reports, public statements and modification of monitoring protocol. This had representative from the planning authority, Bristol Port, statutory nature conservations organisations, national and local nature conservation NGO's and local wildlife interests. Post construction monitoring included: . collision watch surveys . ground searches . vantage point surveys . disturbance surveys . ringed plovers breeding beneath the turbines. Since construction there has been a reduction in birds flying through the site particularly gulls. An estimated 415,000 birds annually transiting the site but no collisions have been observed or casualties found. The mean count of water bird species feeding on intertidal mudflats has been between 11%-57% higher than pre construction and the mean count of SPA wildfowl and waders species has been between 55% and 272% higher. Threshold distances for disturbance generally range from 150-300m although some species feed within 100m and roost within 50m of the turbines. Ringed plover continue to nest beneath turbines. The Advisory Panel met numerous times during the first year and despite very different interests in the site and initial views on the turbines has developed a good working relationship and now meet annually. (Author)

  11. HIPred: an integrative approach to predicting haploinsufficient genes.

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    Shihab, Hashem A; Rogers, Mark F; Campbell, Colin; Gaunt, Tom R

    2017-06-15

    A major cause of autosomal dominant disease is haploinsufficiency, whereby a single copy of a gene is not sufficient to maintain the normal function of the gene. A large proportion of existing methods for predicting haploinsufficiency incorporate biological networks, e.g. protein-protein interaction networks that have recently been shown to introduce study bias. As a result, these methods tend to perform best on well-studied genes, but underperform on less studied genes. The advent of large genome sequencing consortia, such as the 1000 genomes project, NHLBI Exome Sequencing Project and the Exome Aggregation Consortium creates an urgent need for unbiased haploinsufficiency prediction methods. Here, we describe a machine learning approach, called HIPred, that integrates genomic and evolutionary information from ENSEMBL, with functional annotations from the Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements consortium and the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Project to predict haploinsufficiency, without the study bias described earlier. We benchmark HIPred using several datasets and show that our unbiased method performs as well as, and in most cases, outperforms existing biased algorithms. HIPred scores for all gene identifiers are available at: https://github.com/HAShihab/HIPred . h.shihab@bristol.ac.uk or tom.gaunt@bristol.ac.uk. Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

  12. Implementation of Project Based Learning in Mechatronic Lab Course at Bandung State Polytechnic

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    Basjaruddin, Noor Cholis; Rakhman, Edi

    2016-01-01

    Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary that includes a combination of mechanics, electronics, control systems, and computer science. The main objective of mechatronics learning is to establish a comprehensive mindset in the development of mechatronic systems. Project Based Learning (PBL) is an appropriate method for use in the learning process of…

  13. The use of Social Networks for Educational Purposes - Case Study: Polytechnic Nikola Tesla in Gospic

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    Aleksandar Skendžić

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    Full Text Available Social networks are a way of mass communication between users, but they are also applied for educational purposes. The aim of this paper is to analyze the way that students use social networks for educational purposes, to find out how students come to information, do they use social networks for access to information related to teaching and exams, and what they think about the quality of information obtained from social networks. The relationship between the use of social networks for educational purposes and demographic indicators is examined. χ2 test for testing independence of the two characteristics was conducted.

  14. Carrying out of studies on swimming in NTUU «Kiev polytechnical institute»

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    Full Text Available A role and value is rotined educational discipline „Physical education. Basic problems are presented in the system of physical education of students. A basic problem is development of the program of reading including health types of swimming, selection of methods and teaching facilities. Directions of co-operation of indexes of physical health and physical preparedness of students are considered. The examples of normative estimations of physical preparedness are presented. Expedience of including employments is rotined on swimming in the educational process of physical education.

  15. Florida Polytechnic University Work Plan Presentation for 2014-15 Board of Governors Review

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    The State University System of Florida has developed three tools that aid in guiding the System's future: (1) The Board of Governors' new "Strategic Plan 2012-2025" is driven by goals and associated metrics that stake out where the System is headed; (2) The Board's "Annual Accountability Report" provides yearly tracking for how…

  16. Evaluation of the Institutional Tutoring Program in a Polytechnic University of the State of Mexico

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    Claudia Alejandra Hernandez Herrera

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to evaluate the perception of the alumni on tutoring in a public university in Mexico to analyze the way tutoring has contributed to the integral development of students. A questionnaire was applied to a sample of 312 students; the data obtained were analyzed with the IBM SPSS software. In the results, it was found that the students perceive positively the professors’ competences for tutoring. However, just over 50% of the students feel satisfied with the assigned tutor; in so far as 60% consider that their tutor canalize them to regularization courses; in addition, only 50% admit to have a major and life project, also half of the students believe that tutoring has supported to increase their performance and integration to university; and only two thirds think that their professor has pedagogic knowledge. In conclusion, the data indicate that it must be worked on the implementation of educational policies which contribute to strengthen tutoring programs that encourage the youth in Mexico to successfully complete school, thus, prevent scholar underachievement.

  17. Tomsk Polytechnic University cyclotron as a source for neutron based cancer treatment.

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    Lisin, V A; Bogdanov, A V; Golovkov, V M; Musabaeva, L I; Sukhikh, L G; Verigin, D A

    2014-02-01

    In this paper we present our cyclotron based neutron source with average energy 6.3 MeV generated during the 13.6 MeV deuterons interactions with beryllium target, neutron field dosimetry, and dosimetry of attendant gamma fields. We also present application of our neutron source for cancer treatment.

  18. Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Final Report.

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    Boyce, William E.; DiPrima, Richard C.

    The purpose of this project was to develop a Master of Science program in Applied Mathematics designed specifically to meet the needs of students wishing to prepare for careers in business, industry, or government. The program emphasizes problem-solving, mathematical modeling, and areas of mathematics such as differential equations, computing, and…

  19. Digital VLSI design with Verilog a textbook from Silicon Valley Polytechnic Institute

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    Williams, John Michael

    2014-01-01

    This book is structured as a step-by-step course of study along the lines of a VLSI integrated circuit design project.  The entire Verilog language is presented, from the basics to everything necessary for synthesis of an entire 70,000 transistor, full-duplex serializer-deserializer, including synthesizable PLLs.  The author includes everything an engineer needs for in-depth understanding of the Verilog language:  Syntax, synthesis semantics, simulation, and test. Complete solutions for the 27 labs are provided in the downloadable files that accompany the book.  For readers with access to appropriate electronic design tools, all solutions can be developed, simulated, and synthesized as described in the book.   A partial list of design topics includes design partitioning, hierarchy decomposition, safe coding styles, back annotation, wrapper modules, concurrency, race conditions, assertion-based verification, clock synchronization, and design for test.   A concluding presentation of special topics inclu...

  20. Recent Selected Papers of Northwestern Polytechnical University in Two Parts, Part II.

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    Fuel Comsumption Rate 2 Cross Section of Turbine D Diameter Intake F Area 3 Cross Section of Turbine qt Injection Angle for the Exhaust Amount of...Symposium Series, Volume 1. Pergamon Press, 1968, pp. 3-19. E4) Beer . J.M.. and Chigier, N.A.. Combustion Aerodynamics. Applied Science Publishers, Ltd

  1. Entrepreneurial Abilities Development at Universities: The Case of Polytechnic University of Zacatecas, Mexico

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    Rosa Elvira Campos Álvarez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The development of entrepreneurs is an issue that has attracted interest of higher education public institutions (HEIs; programs of entrepreneurial development, promotion of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial skills are certain aspects generated by this topic; however, very little attention has been given to the measuring of entrepreneurial abilities as an indicator of performance entrepreneur development programs. This study aims to measure the level of entrepreneurial skills of University students and compare them with the level of entrepreneur’s skills in order to determine the impact of the program for entrepreneurial development on senior students of the Universidad Politécnica de Zacatecas in their career of administration and management of small and medium-sized enterprises.

  2. FLIPPED: A Case Study in Fundamental of Accounting in Malaysian Polytechnic

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    Jamaludin, Rozinah; Osman, Siti Zuraidah Md; Yusof, Wan Mustaffa Wan; Jasni, Nur Farrah Azwa

    2016-01-01

    The new pedagogical flipped classroom was designed, developed and implemented using Flexible environments, Learning culture, Intentional content, Professional educators, Progressive activities, Engaging experiences, and Diversified platforms, also known as the FLIPPED model. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of student…

  3. The Massacre at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Some Thoughts and Considerations

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    Amada, Gerald

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author conducts a preliminary review of the tragedy at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007. He explains how and why such terrible events occur and provides some insights, principles, and strategies that may assist colleges in their quest to provide an optimally safe environment for their students and staff.

  4. Identifying Predictors of Academic Success for Part-Time Students at Polytechnic Institutes in Malaysia

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    Ibrahim, Norhayati; Freeman, Steven A.; Shelley, Mack C.

    A central challenge for higher education today is to understand the diversity and complexity of nontraditional students' life experiences and how these factors influence their academic success. To better understand these issues, this study explored the role of demographic characteristics and employment variables in predicting the academic success…

  5. Employability of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Graduates of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges

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    Rizza T. Loquias

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The study determined the employment status of the graduates of BS Electronics Engineering from 1999 to 2011. It also addressed the relevance of the ECE program outcomes and school factors to their employability. Pertinent data were gathered using a questionnaire and the sample size of 180 was determined using Slovin’s formula. Findings revealed that the graduates are highly employable in a wide range of industry such as electronics manufacturing, electronics design, telecommunications, broadcasting, and data communications and ICT-related areas, were able to pass the licensure examinations and other certifications, currently enjoying regular permanent job positions as supervisors, production engineers, process engineers, educators and others, and are working for companies located in Metro Manila and industrial zones in Laguna and Cavite. A significant number work abroad as OFWs. Only a small number are employed in the province of Camarines Sur mainly due to the lack of electronics industries and employment opportunities in the area. The skills the graduates found most useful to their first jobs are critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Suggestions were given such as the inclusion of industry-utilized software and enhancement of the OJT program, more hands-on activities in the curriculum, exposure to industry while studying, and job familiarization among others. The findings of the study can serve as basis for curriculum review and revision to meet the demands of the industry.

  6. Lecturers' and Students' Beliefs in Code-Switching: A Malaysian Polytechnic Context

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    Mokhtar, Mazlin Mohamed

    2015-01-01

    This research is to discover whether lecturers' beliefs coincide with their practices in their daily teaching. The focus will be on the belief in the use of code-switching in the classroom. At the same time, it is also worthwhile to indicate whether there are differences in the beliefs between the lecturers and the students. For that purpose three…

  7. What do Malawi Polytechnic first year students know and do about ...

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    3]. Available from: www.nso.malawi.net. 10. Guerrero-Lillo L, Medrano-Diaz J, Perez F. Sexual behaviour and knowledge about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections among health sciences students from Chile. Sex Transm Infect. 2007;83:592-. 593. 11. Ma Q, Ono-Kihara M, Cong L, Xu G, Zamani S, Ravari S, et al.

  8. Case Study of a Small Scale Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Capstone Course Sequence

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    Webster, Rustin D.; Kopp, Richard

    2017-01-01

    A multidisciplinary entrepreneurial senior capstone has been created for engineering technology students at a research I land-grant university statewide extension. The two semester course sequence welcomes students from Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Graphics Technology, and Organizational…

  9. Loads and Deformations of Buckled Rectangular Plates. Degree awarded by Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Jun. 1958

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    Stein, Manuel

    1959-01-01

    The nonlinear large-deflection equations of von Karman for plates are converted into a set of linear equations by expanding the displacements Into a power series in terms of an arbitrary parameter. The postbuckling behavior of simply supported rectangular plates subjected to longitudinal compression and subject to a uniform temperature rise is investigated in detail by solving the first few of the equations. Experimental data are presented for the compression problem. Comparisons are made for total shortening and local strains and deflections which indicate good agreement between experimental and theoretical results.

  10. An Evaluation of Teaching-Learning of Drawing at School of Applied Arts, Takoradi Polytechnic

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    Ofori-Anyinam, Sampong; Andrews, Amoako-Temeng; Ankrah, Owusu-Ansah

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    Drawing is described as the bases of all art work when an art idea is conceived. It can only materialize into concrete form when it has gone through a process of designing which basically involves drawing. The ability of an artist to draw is very paramount in the art profession. The bases for selecting students to pursue an art programme is their…

  11. COST OF OPPORTUNITY FOR A STUDENT THAT STUDIES AT THE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF QUERETARO (UPQ

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    Full Text Available Objective: To determine the cost of opportunity for international business students to study at the UPQ, by identifying the variables that make it and the expenditure generated on each of them. Methodology: The sample consisted of 240 students from a population of 639 who were enrolled in the four-month period January-April 2017. One hundred fifty-four of the participants were women and 86 were men. To identify the elements that helped to distinguish the economical and the accounting costs, it was necessary to design a questionnaire that consisted of two sections. The first one grouped the factors that imply a tangible disbursement for the participants. The second section consisted of calculating the imputed cost associated with studying at the university. All data was calculated monthly. Results: The total expenses of the students are the following: The implicit costs are higher than the explicit ones in 62%. This implies that the nonmonetary costs are very important in the total expenditure of the students. It is important to emphasize that the cost of opportunity for a student is $ 8401 which implies a little less than 4 minimum wages (US $ 463.88, this represents a high cost when considering that the monthly income of most of the inhabitants of Querétaro is above $ 10,000. Therefore, 84% of that income is used to pay schooling. However, if the students were graduates now, the average salary they would ask for would be $ 11 250 pesos; it represents only 33% above the total cost of studying at the university. Conclusions: The cost of opportunity of studying at the UPQ highly increases when the implicit costs are accounted for. Within accounting costs, transportation and "extra food" represent a high percentage of total expenditure, therefore it would be advisable to increase school transportation and optimize public transport routes. Additionally, it is also important to review the prices of food inside the university. The most important implicit cost that was identified is the salary that the students would receive if they were not studying.

  12. Developing Health Information Technology (HIT) Programs and HIT Curriculum: The Southern Polytechnic State University Experience

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    Zhang, Chi; Reichgelt, Han; Rutherfoord, Rebecca H.; Wang, Andy Ju An

    2014-01-01

    Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals are in increasing demand as healthcare providers need help in the adoption and meaningful use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems while the HIT industry needs workforce skilled in HIT and EHR development. To respond to this increasing demand, the School of Computing and Software Engineering…

  13. The Outlook for Low-Grade Fuels in Tomsk Region: Research Experience at Tomsk Polytechnic University

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    Khaustov, Sergei A.; Kazakov, Alexander V.; Cherkashina, Galina A.; Sobinova, Liubov A.

    2016-02-01

    The urgency of the discussed issue is caused by the need to substitute in the regional fuel-energy balances imported energy resources with local low-grade fuels. The main aim of the study is to estimate thermal properties of local fuels in Tomsk region and evaluate its energy use viability. The methods used in the study were based standard GOST 52911-2008, 11022-95 and 6382-2001, by means of a bomb calorimeter ABK-1 and Vario micro cube analyzer. The mineral ash of researched fuels was studied agreeing with GOST 10538-87. The results state the fact that discussed low-grade fuels of Tomsk region in the unprepared form are not able to replace imported coal in regional energy balance, because of the high moisture and ash content values. A promosing direction of a low-temperature fue processing is a catalytic converter, which allows receiving hydrogen-enriched syngas from the initial solid raw.

  14. Retrospective analysis of drug utilization, health care resource use, and costs associated with IFN therapy for adjuvant treatment of malignant melanoma

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    Full Text Available ≥Ying Zhang,1 Trong Kim Le,1 James W Shaw,2 Srividya Kotapati31Center for Observational Research and Data Sciences, Worldwide Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development, Hopewell, NJ, USA; 2Worldwide Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development, Princeton, NJ, USA; 3Worldwide Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development, Wallingford Center, CT, USABackground: This study examines real-world drug utilization patterns, health care resource use, and costs among patients receiving adjuvant treatment with IFN versus patients receiving no treatment ("observation" for malignant melanoma following surgery.Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using administrative claims from Truven Health Analytics (MarketScan® to identify all adjuvant melanoma patients (aged ≥18 years diagnosed between June 2007 and June 2011 who had a lymph node dissection (ie, index surgery and were treated with IFN or subsequently observed. Health care resource use and costs of services were converted to 2012 US dollars and were evaluated and compared using multivariable regression.Results: Of 1,999 eligible subjects with melanoma surgery claims, 179 (9.0% were treated with IFN and 1,820 (91.0% were observed. The median duration (days and number of doses of IFN therapy were 73 and 36, respectively. Among IFN-treated patients, only 10.6% completed ≥80% of maintenance therapy. The total average cost for patients treated with IFN was US$60,755±$3,972 (n=179; significantly higher than for patients undergoing observation ($31,641±$2,471; P<0.0001. Similar trends were observed when evaluating total cost components, including melanoma-related and non-melanoma–related medical costs. Among the melanoma-related medical costs, outpatient services, including office visits and laboratory testing, represented between 33% and 53% of total costs and

  15. Extreme nursing: a qualitative assessment of nurse retention in a remote setting.

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    deValpine, Maria G

    2014-01-01

    Nurses have practiced in Bristol Bay, Alaska, since 1896. Practice opportunities are defined by institutional structures and systems; and the geography, climate, and history of remote South-west 'bush' Alaska. The Native Alaskan culture as experienced through nurses' practice, community relations, and in several cases, marriages, shapes their lives as well. The purposes of this qualitative study are three-fold: (1) to ensure the unique stories of bush Alaska nurses are preserved and told; (2) to foster a strong bush nursing tradition; and (3) to inform recruitment, hiring, and retention practices in remote settings. Ten of 14 long-term retained (>15 years) nurses still living in Bristol Bay were interviewed using a semi-structured format, based on three broad interview questions: (1) Why did you come to Bristol Bay?; (2) If you ever wanted to leave, what motivated you to stay?; and (3) What do you feel are your greatest accomplishments here? Extensive probing and dialogue was employed to develop participants' conversation. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and coded for qualitative content analysis of ideas and thematic analysis. To preserve authenticity and enhance fidelity, nurses' verbatim statements are reported at length, illustrating ideas and themes. Analysis of transcripts revealed seven ideas common to all 10 long-term retained nurse's experience in the bush: family, culture, hardship, nursing practice, fish, motivations and community. Religion or spirituality was also a common idea, but not universal. A racism code was derived to illuminate less articulated ideas from the nurses' conversation. Long-term retained bush nurses share three characteristics useful to successful recruitment and retention efforts: they have (1) a strong sense of adventure, (2) an independent outlook regarding family growth and development, and (3) a deep appreciation of Native Alaskan culture and lifestyle. In summary they advise nurses who wish to practice and stay in the

  16. Using features of a Creole language to reconstruct population history and cultural evolution: tracing the English origins of Sranan.

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    Sherriah, André C; Devonish, Hubert; Thomas, Ewart A C; Creanza, Nicole

    2018-04-05

    Creole languages are formed in conditions where speakers from distinct languages are brought together without a shared first language, typically under the domination of speakers from one of the languages and particularly in the context of the transatlantic slave trade and European colonialism. One such Creole in Suriname, Sranan, developed around the mid-seventeenth century, primarily out of contact between varieties of English from England, spoken by the dominant group, and multiple West African languages. The vast majority of the basic words in Sranan come from the language of the dominant group, English. Here, we compare linguistic features of modern-day Sranan with those of English as spoken in 313 localities across England. By way of testing proposed hypotheses for the origin of English words in Sranan, we find that 80% of the studied features of Sranan can be explained by similarity to regional dialect features at two distinct input locations within England, a cluster of locations near the port of Bristol and another cluster near Essex in eastern England. Our new hypothesis is supported by the geographical distribution of specific regional dialect features, such as post-vocalic rhoticity and word-initial 'h', and by phylogenetic analysis of these features, which shows evidence favouring input from at least two English dialects in the formation of Sranan. In addition to explicating the dialect features most prominent in the linguistic evolution of Sranan, our historical analyses also provide supporting evidence for two distinct hypotheses about the likely geographical origins of the English speakers whose language was an input to Sranan. The emergence as a likely input to Sranan of the speech forms of a cluster near Bristol is consistent with historical records, indicating that most of the indentured servants going to the Americas between 1654 and 1666 were from Bristol and nearby counties, and that of the cluster near Essex is consistent with documents

  17. Mass and energy transfer to seabirds in the southeastern Bering Sea

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    Schneider, David C.; Hunt, George L.; Harrison, Nancy M.

    It has been hypothesized that differentiation in food web structure occurs across the Bering Sea continental shelf as a result of seasonal differentiation of water masses. We tested this idea using an apex predator, pelagic birds. Seasonal abundance of birds in central Bristol Bay was estimated from counts made while underway between hydrographic stations. Prey and body mass were determined from birds collected at sea. Daily intake was estimated as an allometric function of body mass. Annual occupancy was estimated as the integral of a normal curve fit to seasonal data. Estimated carbon flux to seabirds in the middle domain was 0.12 gC m -2 y -1 in 1980, 0.18 gC m -2 y -1 in 1981. Carbon flux to seabirds in the adjacent waters of the outer shelf domain was 1.8 times higher than in the middle domain in 1980, 1.6 times higher in 1981. Carbon flux to seabirds in the inner domain was 1.2 times higher than in the middle domain in 1980, and 3.3 times higher in 1981. Carbon flux to seabirds in the outer domain was due primarily to non-diving species, principally northern fulmars ( Fulmarus glacialis) during the summer and autumn, and Larus gulls in the autumn and winter. Flux to seabirds in the inner domain was due to diving birds, principally murres ( Uria sp.) in the spring and shearwaters ( Puffinus sp.) during the summer. The euphausiid Thysanoessa raschii was the primary food source of shearwaters in shallow waters of the inner shelf domain. A more diverse set of prey, including squid, jellyfish, hyperiids, and fish, was taken by shearwaters and fulmars in the deeper waters of the outer and middle shelf domains. This result suggests that prey diversity is higher in seasonally stratified waters of outer Bristol Bay than in mixed waters of inner Bristol Bay. Greater energy flux to diving species in shallow water, and greater energy flux to non-divers in deep water may be a function of topographic control of prey patchiness.

  18. Pathophysiology of white matter perfusion in Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia

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    Barker, Rachel; Ashby, Emma L.; Wellington, Dannielle; Barrow, Vivienne M.; Palmer, Jennifer C.; Kehoe, Patrick G.; Esiri, Margaret M.

    2014-01-01

    Little is known about the contributors and physiological responses to white matter hypoperfusion in the human brain. We previously showed the ratio of myelin-associated glycoprotein to proteolipid protein 1 in post-mortem human brain tissue correlates with the degree of ante-mortem ischaemia. In age-matched post-mortem cohorts of Alzheimer’s disease (n = 49), vascular dementia (n = 17) and control brains (n = 33) from the South West Dementia Brain Bank (Bristol), we have now examined the relationship between the ratio of myelin-associated glycoprotein to proteolipid protein 1 and several other proteins involved in regulating white matter vascularity and blood flow. Across the three cohorts, white matter perfusion, indicated by the ratio of myelin-associated glycoprotein to proteolipid protein 1, correlated positively with the concentration of the vasoconstrictor, endothelin 1 (P = 0.0005), and negatively with the concentration of the pro-angiogenic protein, vascular endothelial growth factor (P = 0.0015). The activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme, which catalyses production of the vasoconstrictor angiotensin II was not altered. In samples of frontal white matter from an independent (Oxford, UK) cohort of post-mortem brains (n = 74), we confirmed the significant correlations between the ratio of myelin-associated glycoprotein to proteolipid protein 1 and both endothelin 1 and vascular endothelial growth factor. We also assessed microvessel density in the Bristol (UK) samples, by measurement of factor VIII-related antigen, which we showed to correlate with immunohistochemical measurements of vessel density, and found factor VIII-related antigen levels to correlate with the level of vascular endothelial growth factor (P = 0.0487), suggesting that upregulation of vascular endothelial growth factor tends to increase vessel density in the white matter. We propose that downregulation of endothelin 1 and upregulation of vascular endothelial growth factor in the

  19. Seasonality in the cross-shelf physical structure in a temperate shelf sea

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    Ruiz-Castillo, Eugenio

    2017-04-01

    The Celtic Sea represents a transition zone between saline open ocean Atlantic water and fresher waters of the Bristol Channel. The convergence, circulation and exchange of these waters are key to understanding the nutrient cycling on the shelf. The mean annual contribution of salinity to density is thought to be relatively small, however seasonality in fresh riverine input helps to modify horizontal density gradients that drive shelf-wide circulation patterns and important cross-shelf transports. Here we describe the seasonal influence of the fresher coastal waters and heat input on the hydrography of the Celtic Sea. CTD data from 9 oceanographic cruises, obtained in the period between March 2014 and August 2015, were used in the analysis. In the early part of the year (winter), when the rate of surface heating is low and the riverine discharge is a maximum, the salinity differences are important in determining the density structure. The haline horizontal gradient is strengthened in winter by the input of fresher water from the Bristol Channel. In spring the atmospheric heat input generates an homogeneous warm layer in the upper 30 m which allows to remove the temperature gradient terms in the horizontal pressure gradient force. Therefore the pressure gradient force, which depends on the salinity gradient, is balanced by the frictional terms in the vertical. This leads to opposite flows in the bottom and surface layers. Analogous to estuarine circulation, fresher waters appear to be transported offshore in the surface layer and relatively high salinity waters are transported onshore in the deeper water. The displacements of the salinity contours indicate upper offshore and bottom onshore flows of 1 km/day. In the upper layer, an onshore flow with high salinity waters occurs when the horizontal pressure gradient is weakened following the low outflow from the Bristol Channel. In winter, enhanced winds and heat loss mix the water column. Through these mechanisms the

  20. [Using a multicomponent functional food in IBS patients with constipation a comparative controlled study].

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    Pilipenko, V I; Teplyuk, D A; Shakhovskaya, A K; Isakov, V A; Vorobyova, V M; Vorobyova, I S; Sarkisyan, V A; Kochetkova, A A; Mikheeva, G A; Yudina, A V

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    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is highly prevalent functional gastrointestinal disorder associated with decrease in quality of life and a high social cost. Diet is one of several therapeutic options in IBS treatment; therefore the development and clinical evaluation of innovative functional food for IBS patients are actual. Instant drink containing 4 g inulin, 4 mg menthol and 2 mg of pyridoxine (in daily dose) has been evaluated. 49 patients 18-68 (41.5±16.5) years old fulfilling the Rome III criteria for IBS-C were randomly assigned into two groups: one received standard diet plus two drinks per day for 2 weeks and control group received standard diet. Response to therapy was recorded daily using Likert scale of abdominal pain, bloating and feeling of incomplete bowel emptying, frequency of bowel movement, Bristol stool scale, and quality of life was assessed by IBSQoL questionnaire before and after the treatment. The consumption of the drink with inulin and menthol contributed to a significant positive effect on the stool parameters (from 0.91±0.73 to 1.12±0.45 bowel movements per day in stool frequency, p=0.05, from 2.68±1.63 to 3.43±1.27 index Bristol scale, p=0.05), reduced the severity of abdominal pain (from 1.78±0.58 to 1.47?0.61 Likert scale points, p=0.05), bloating (from 2.22±0.83 to 1.53±0.71 points ofLikertscale,p= 0.01) and a sense of incomplete bowelemptying (from 2.22 ± 0.88 to 1.61± 0.81 points of Likert scale, p=0.001), as well as increased the quality of life (from 75.3± 12.0 to 83.3±6.7%, p=0.05), but a significant part of patients (10 of 25) complained the appearance of heartburn after the start of the treatment. In conclusion, the consumption of the functional drink containing inulin, menthol and pyridoxine is associated with improve in stool parameters, abdominal pain, Bristol scale index and increase in quality of life in patients with IBS-C, but produce noticeable heartburn. Changes in functional drink composition are needed to

  1. Professor Peter Higgs: "My Life as a Boson"

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    Professor Peter Higgs played a key role in the development of the Standard Model, our current theory of fundamental physics. The search for the Higgs Boson is the centrepiece of the LHC programme at CERN, and the existence of this famously elusive particle is likely to be confirmed or refuted with data currently being collected, using apparatus partly designed at Bristol. Professor Higgs will introduce the ideas of spontaneous symmetry breaking, and discuss how these developed from their application in condensed matter through the earlier work of Yoichiro Nambu and Jeffrey Goldstone, to the work of Robert Brout, Francois Englert and himself in 1964. The subsequent application of these ideas to electroweak theory will be discussed briefly.

  2. The impact of melt ponds on summertime microwave brightness temperatures and sea-ice concentrations

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    Kern, Stefan; Rösel, Anja; Pedersen, Leif Toudal

    2016-01-01

    Sea-ice concentrations derived from satellite microwave brightness temperatures are less accurate during summer. In the Arctic Ocean the lack of accuracy is primarily caused by melt ponds, but also by changes in the properties of snow and the sea-ice surface itself. We investigate the sensitivity...... of eight sea-ice concentration retrieval algorithms to melt ponds by comparing sea-ice concentration with the melt-pond fraction. We derive gridded daily sea-ice concentrations from microwave brightness temperatures of summer 2009. We derive the daily fraction of melt ponds, open water between ice floes......, and the ice-surface fraction from contemporary Moderate Resolution Spectroradiometer (MODIS) reflectance data. We only use grid cells where the MODIS sea ice concentration, which is the melt-pond fraction plus the ice-surface fraction, exceeds 90 %. For one group of algorithms, e.g., Bristol and Comiso...

  3. Lipids of aquatic sediments, recent and ancient

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    Eglinton, G.; Hajibrahim, S. K.; Maxwell, J. R.; Quirke, J. M. E.; Shaw, G. J.; Volkman, J. K.; Wardroper, A. M. K.

    1979-01-01

    Computerized gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is now an essential tool in the analysis of the complex mixtures of lipids (geolipids) encountered in aquatic sediments, both 'recent' (less than 1 million years old) and ancient. The application of MS, and particularly GC-MS, has been instrumental in the rapid development of organic geochemistry and environmental organic chemistry in recent years. The techniques used have resulted in the identification of numerous compounds of a variety of types in sediments. Most attention has been concentrated on molecules of limited size, mainly below 500 molecular mass, and of limited functionality, for examples, hydrocarbons, fatty acids and alcohols. Examples from recent studies (at Bristol) of contemporary, 'recent' and ancient sediments are presented and discussed.

  4. [The category gender and meeting standards for medical education as a result].

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    Voss, Angelika; Lohff, Brigitte

    2004-09-01

    The Medical School Hanover, Institute of History, Ethics and Philosophy in Medicine, in co-operation with the University of Bristol, School for Policy Studies, carried out a project to examine the meaning of gender in medical education and to detect methods to incorporate the gender-perspective from public health research and gender studies as an interdisciplinary programme into medical education. The duration of the project was limited to two years, and funded by the EU from 2001 to 2003. The study clearly shows that the category gender is being very slowly introduced into medical education at medical faculties and medical universities in Europe. Questions are primary focussed on biological differences between the sexes of patients, whereas gender studies touch gender relationships in occupations, interactions and communication, different styles of leadership etc. The adaptation of this approach may lead to a new understanding of the doctor-patient-interaction as well as of the relationship between teachers and students.

  5. Don't blame the iceberg.

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    Miller, J

    2001-03-01

    At the above-mentioned study day, Lesley Fudge gave a colleague's paper on risk management. The colleague was Jill Ashley-Jones, then a Health Safety Manager at the Frenchay Hospital at the North Bristol NHS Trust, and she had been unable to attend the day. She had focused on the risk management issues associated with the sinking of the Titanic and had based it on the actual reports written following the disater. There was no mention of Leonardo or Kate, of course. It was also a clever approach when one looks at what happened, and inspired this article by Jim Miller. The mistakes were fundamental and the risk management issues are absolutely classic. Jill associated some of the lessons learnt with what is happening in the NHS, which can, in turn, be applied to a specific team, to a department or to an organisation.

  6. ¿Estuvo Colón en el Canadá?

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    Pedro Marcos Bilbao

    1966-10-01

    Full Text Available "Yo navegué en el año de 1477, en el mes de febrero, 100 leguas más allá de la isla Tile (Ultra Tile o Thule cuya parte sur está ubicada a setenta y tres grados de distancia del círculo equinoccial, y no sesenta y tres como alguien dijo, y no está dentro de la línea que delimita el poniente, como dijo Tolomeo, pero más lejos hacia occidente y desde esta isla, que es tan grande como Inglaterra, van los ingleses con sus mercaderías, especialmente aquellos de Bristol, y cuando yo estuve allí el mar no estaba helado, aunque había mareas tan altas que en algunos sitios subían y bajaban dos veces diariamente veintiseis brazas".

  7. Synthesis of isotopically labeled daclatasvir for use in human clinical studies.

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    Easter, John A; Burrell, Richard C; Bonacorsi, Samuel J

    2016-04-01

    Daclatasvir is a novel hepatitis C virus NS5A inhibitor developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and marketed as Daklinza®. The need to support the development of daclatasvir required the synthesis of carbon-14 labeled material for use in human absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion studies. A total of 7.53 mCi of [(14) C]-daclatasvir was synthesized in eight steps from commercially available [(14) C]-copper cyanide. The radiochemical purity was 99.6%, and specific activity was 3.86 μCi/mg. To support a human absolute bioavailability study, 5.56 g of [(13) C2 , (15) N4 ]-daclatasvir was synthesized in four steps. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  8. First report of Trichinella pseudospiralis in a red fox in mainland Britain.

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    Learmount, Jane; Boughtflower, Valerie; Allanson, Peter C; Hartley, Kayleigh M; Gutierrez, Alba Barrecheguren; Stephens, Nathalie A; Marucci, Gianluca; Smith, Graham C

    2015-03-15

    Active surveillance of red foxes for Trichinella has been undertaken in mainland Britain since 1999. Post-mortems are carried out, followed by a magnetic stirrer method for sample digestion based on European Commission (EC) Regulation 216/2014 (which amends 2075/2005). Initially samples are tested in batches of 20 foxes and in December 2013, for the first time under the surveillance programme, a batch tested positive for Trichinella at the Animal and Plant Health Agency, York. Further individual tests identified one infected fox, from the Bristol area. The larvae were identified as Trichinella pseudospiralis. This is the first report of T. pseudospiralis in Great Britain and suggests the possibility of a cycle of infection existing in wildlife. Crown Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Dust: the latest environmental threat to future coal use

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    1998-12-01

    A new environmental problem threatens coal which could be more damaging then either acid rain or global warming to its market. The science behind the dust threat is better established than behind either of these others, as dust is a known health hazard. In 1992 it was demonstrated that fine particles below 2.5 microns in diameter caused lung damage, no matter what the materials. Lung and heart problems are exacerbated by fine dust episodes, so emissions of dust are being legislated against. This will affect coal stockyards, handling facilities and combustion plants. Legislation is being introduced in the USA and Europe, but the basis of the legislation differs. An example of dust suppression at a coal stockyard at a Bristol port is given. 3 photos.

  10. The effects of shiatsu on post-term pregnancy.

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    Ingram, Jennifer; Domagala, Celina; Yates, Suzanne

    2005-03-01

    To evaluate the effects of shiatsu techniques, as taught by hospital midwives, on the progress of post-term labours and deliveries, to inform practice. A pilot audit on the use of shiatsu for post-term pregnancy at St. Michael's Hospital, Bristol, from March to July 2000. Sixty-six women, who attended a consultant clinic hospital appointment at 40 weeks gestation, were taught the massage techniques by one midwife, who had completed the shiatsu course. Seventy-six comparison women were those who attended similar clinics when the midwife was not on duty. The audit extracted outcome information from the Stork hospital database including induction, type of delivery, length of labour and analgesia used. Post-term women who used shiatsu were significantly more likely to labour spontaneously than those who did not (p=0.038). Of those who had used shiatsu, 17% more went into spontaneous labour compared to those who were not taught shiatsu.

  11. An analysis of the changes in ability and knowledge of students taking A-level physics and mathematics over a 35 year period

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    Barham, Peter J.

    2012-03-01

    New undergraduate students arriving to study physics at the University of Bristol from 1975 onwards have all taken the same test of their knowledge and understanding of physics and mathematics. Many of the questions test knowledge of material that has been in the A-level syllabus for maths or physics throughout this period. The ability of incoming students to answer these questions declined significantly in the 1990s with average scores falling from around 75% up to 1990 to below 50% after 2000 against a background of increasing A-level grades of the entrants to the programme. It is suggested that changes in teaching and examination methods have caused students to be less able to carry out multi-stage calculations and that the introduction of modular examinations may have encouraged a culture where students tend to forget material learnt in previous modules.

  12. Geological-Seismological Evaluation of Earthquake Hazards at Surry Mountain Damsite, New Hampshire.

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    1984-06-01

    Winnipesaukee , New Hampshire 6 17 Aug 78 Winnisquan Lake , 43.52N 71.56W 1.9 0 New Hampshire 7 01 Jan 79 NH, Southeast of 43.52N 71.63W 1.9 - Bristol 8 09... Lake 11 05 Nov 80 NH, Northern 43.66N 71.36W 2.7 4.97 Lake 43.67N 71.38W 2.8 0.83 Winnipesaukee 43.66N 71.36W 3.0 12 09 Feb 81 NH, NW of 43.22N...East of Keene, 42.98N 72.15W 1.9 - New Hampshire 2 07 Apr 80 NH, W of High- 43.13N 72.22W 2.7 - land Lake 43.13N 72.22W 3.2 0.0 3 21 May 80 NH, NW of

  13. Tea with Mother: Sarah Palin and the Discourse of Motherhood as a Political Ideal

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Seldom has someone emerged so unexpectedly and sensationally on to the American political scene as Sarah Palin. With Palin came what had rarely, if ever, been seen before on a presidential trail: hockey moms, Caribou-hunting, pitbulls in lipstick parcelled as political weaponry. And let’s not forget those five children, including Track 19, set to deploy to Iraq, Bristol, and her unplanned pregnancy at 17, and Trig, a six-month-old infant with Down’s syndrome. Never before had motherhood been so finely balanced with US presidential politics. Biological vigour translated into political energy, motherhood transformed into an intoxicating political ideal. This article focuses on Sarah Palin and how her brand of “rugged Alaskan motherhood” (PunditMom 2008 became central to her media image, as well as what this representation has to tell us about the relationship between mothering as a political ideal, US politics, and the media.

  14. Simulation of the fate of faecal bacteria in estuarine and coastal waters based on a fractionated sediment transport model

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    Yang, Chen; Liu, Ying

    2017-08-01

    A two-dimensional depth-integrated numerical model is refined in this paper to simulate the hydrodynamics, graded sediment transport process and the fate of faecal bacteria in estuarine and coastal waters. The sediment mixture is divided into several fractions according to the grain size. A bed evolution model is adopted to simulate the processes of the bed elevation change and sediment grain size sorting. The faecal bacteria transport equation includes enhanced source and sink terms to represent bacterial kinetic transformation and disappearance or reappearance due to sediment deposition or re-suspension. A novel partition ratio and dynamic decay rates of faecal bacteria are adopted in the numerical model. The model has been applied to the turbid water environment in the Bristol Channel and Severn estuary, UK. The predictions by the present model are compared with field data and those by non-fractionated model.

  15. Environmental sustainability vs livability of the compact city?

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    Valentina Dessì

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Improvements of energy efficiency and ecosystem services, as well as the revitalization of the city, are often conflicting goals. However, through the reorganization of the urban form or the services compatible with the existing high density, it is possible to obtain appreciable results from the point of view of sustainability as well as liveability. Examples of two winning cities of the European Green Capital Award, show that successful urban regeneration is based on the densification of the city - which means to reorganize the mobility, the system of urban spaces and green on a compact existing fabric (Vitoria-Gasteiz – otherwise on the activation of mechanisms of densification which do not involve further soil consumption (Bristol

  16. Rhetorical distance and knowledge in Burke's blurring of identification and division

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    of "public knowledge" as discussed by Miller (1982), and the language used for engaging in the action of practicing science as a member of the community "shorthand for situations" from Burke's discussion of entitlement in Language as Symbolic Action.  In the shared situations inherent to participation...... in knowledge creation processes, an element of personal knowledge (Polyani, 1958) on behalf of the participants as individuals can be understood to be present as well, reflected in Burke's notion of "terministic screens," which, in turn, plays a key role in selecting and deflecting ideas as a reductive process....... (2000). SECI, Ba and Leadership: a Unified Model of Dynamic Knowledge Creation. Long Range Planning, Volume 33, Number 1. pp. 5-34(30). Paré, A. and Smart, G. (1994). Observing Genres in Action: Towards a Research Methodology. in eds. Freedman, A. & Medway, P. Genre and the New Rhetoric. Bristol, PA...

  17. Impact of moving to a new hospital build, with a high proportion of single rooms, on healthcare-associated infections and outbreaks.

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    Darley, E S R; Vasant, J; Leeming, J; Hammond, F; Matthews, S; Albur, M; Reynolds, R

    2017-06-27

    Clostridium difficile infection, meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and Escherichia coli bacteraemia rates, and bed-days lost during norovirus outbreaks at North Bristol NHS Trust were analysed over a five-year period to determine whether moving to a new-build hospital with 75% single rooms reduced healthcare-associated infection rates. C. difficile, MSSA bacteraemia and E. coli bacteraemia showed no change in the rate of decline after the move. Bed-days lost due to norovirus were significantly lower after the move. Increased availability of single rooms had an impact on the transmission of highly contagious norovirus infection, dispersed via the airborne route, in contrast to bacterial infections, which may originate from patient's own colonizing flora and are not widely dispersed through airborne spread. Copyright © 2017 The Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Infinite potential the life and times of David Bohm

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    1997-01-01

    Throughout his life, David Bohm felt himself to be different, and this was reflected in his lifestyle and in his physics. His life was one of unfulfilled searching. If one compares mainstream physics to the church, with a solid hierarchy of cardinals, archbishops and bishops, Bohm was an ascetic hermit who would occasionally come in from the wilderness with a compelling message, only to disappear again. Bohmian quantum mechanics is not part of mainstream physics, but for those who do cross over, like John Bell, the commitment can be rewarding. In the post-war 'Un-American Activities' purge, Bohm lost a prestigious job at Princeton and t emporarily his US citizenship, and his nomadic career took him to Brazil, Israel and Bristol before he finally settled in London's Birkbeck College. A sensitive-written book about a gifted, unusual and sometimes provocative figure. The interaction between Bohm and Oppenheimer is especially interesting, while Bohm's later life was bizarre.

  19. Designing Dialogic E-Learning in Pharmacy Professionalism Using Calibrated Feedback Loops (CFLs

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The feedback analytics of online software including Articulate and Bristol Online Surveys can be used to facilitate dialogic learning in a community of practice such as Pharmacy and, thereby, promote reflective learning by the creation of formative calibrated feedback loops. Based on work with medical, dental, nursing, osteopathic, and social work students, trainees, and registrants, the paper shows how an online learning community can be created along the continuum from undergraduate to registrant to develop authentic dialogic e-learning around standards of Professionalism. The Dundee PolyProfessionalism inventories and Situational Judgement Scenarios (SJSs can be customised for Pharmacy Professionalism learning to support evidence-based curriculum design along benchmarked learning curves and to profile Professionalism learning in individuals and cohorts.

  20. Black smoke as a surrogate for PM 10 in health studies?

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    Muir, David; Laxen, Duncan P. H.

    There is a rapidly growing interest in health implications of airborne fine particles. The focus of attention is on particulate matter less than 10 μm aerodynamic diameter (PM 10). In the U.K. there are few PM 10 measurements and this is potentially hampering health effect studies. There is however a wide body of black smoke data using the British Standard smoke stain method. Black smoke may indeed be a better indicator of health impacts. It is therefore timely to examine the relationship between black smoke and PM 10. This has been done using recent monitoring results for Bristol, a moderate sized U.K. city. Daily average black smoke (averaged over six urban background sites) is shown to be a reasonable predictor of daily average PM 10 and of daily peak 1 h PM 10. However, different relationships apply to winter and summer periods showing that these methods are measuring different components of fine airborne particles.

  1. Combined Nivolumab and Ipilimumab or Monotherapy in Untreated Melanoma

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    Larkin, James; Chiarion-Sileni, Vanna; Gonzalez, Rene

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Nivolumab (a programmed death 1 [PD-1] checkpoint inhibitor) and ipilimumab (a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 [CTLA-4] checkpoint inhibitor) have been shown to have complementary activity in metastatic melanoma. In this randomized, double-blind, phase 3 study, nivolumab...... alone or nivolumab plus ipilimumab was compared with ipilimumab alone in patients with metastatic melanoma. METHODS: We assigned, in a 1:1:1 ratio, 945 previously untreated patients with unresectable stage III or IV melanoma to nivolumab alone, nivolumab plus ipilimumab, or ipilimumab alone. Progression...... melanoma, nivolumab alone or combined with ipilimumab resulted in significantly longer progression-free survival than ipilimumab alone. In patients with PD-L1-negative tumors, the combination of PD-1 and CTLA-4 blockade was more effective than either agent alone. (Funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb; Check...

  2. Nurse-Led Self-Management Educational Intervention Improves Symptoms of Patients With Functional Constipation.

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    Shen, Qiong; Zhu, Hongqin; Jiang, Guixiang; Liu, Xueqin

    2017-04-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the effects of self-management educational intervention on the symptoms of patients with functional constipation. From January 2014 to April 2015, 66 patients with functional constipation were randomly assigned into intervention group receiving intensive educational interventions and control group receiving routine nursing care. The constipation score of all clinical symptoms (Bristol stool form scale, defecation interval, incomplete evacuation, evacuatory difficulty) at 1 month postdischarge were all significantly lower in the intervention group than in the control group (all, p intervention group had a significantly higher proportion of patients with good health habits (reasonable diet, regular exercise, good defecation habits, proper use of laxatives) as compared with the control group (all, p educational intervention can effectively improve constipation symptoms and compliance with treatment of patients, and lead to the development of good health habits.

  3. Numerical integration of a relativistic two-body problem via a multiple scales method

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    Abouelmagd, Elbaz I.; Elshaboury, S. M.; Selim, H. H.

    2016-01-01

    We offer an analytical study on the dynamics of a two-body problem perturbed by small post-Newtonian relativistic term. We prove that, while the angular momentum is not conserved, the motion is planar. We also show that the energy is subject to small changes due to the relativistic effect. We also offer a periodic solution to this problem, obtained by a method based on the separation of time scales. We demonstrate that our solution is more general than the method developed in the book by Brumberg (Essential Relativistic Celestial Mechanics, Hilger, Bristol, 1991). The practical applicability of this model may be in studies of the long-term evolution of relativistic binaries (neutron stars or black holes).

  4. Modeling variability in replicated surveys at aggregation sites

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    Udevitz, Mark S.; Garner, Gerald W.; Amstrup, Steven C.; Laake, Jeffrey L.; Manly, Bryan F.J.; McDonald, Lyman L.; Robertson, Donna G.

    1999-01-01

    Surveys of aggregation sites can provide unbiased estimates of annual trends in population size if the proportion of the population counted at these sites does not vary systematically among years. However, counts at these sites tend to be highly variable and resulting trend estimates typically have poor precision. I developed an index based on a simple parametric model for counts of Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) at haul-out sites in Bristol Bay, Alaska that accounted for the general temporal pattern of variability in the proportion of the population at the sites. Simulations suggested that an index based on mean annual counts was a more sensitive indicator of trend than the model-based index or the currently used index based on maximum annual counts. The model-based index may be more useful for other situations where timing of the aggregation peak is more variable.

  5. Aerodynamics of Hypersonic Lifting Vehicles: Fluid Dynamics Panel AGARD Symposium

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    Bogdonoff, S. M.; Hornung, H.; Whitehead, R. E.

    1988-04-01

    This report reviews and evaluates the Fluid Dynamics Panel AGARD Symposium entitled, Aerodynamics of Hypersonic Lifting Vehicles, held 6 to 9 June 1987 in Bristol, UK. The purpose of the Symposium was to assess the technology status in the field of hypersonics after a comparative lull in the past decade. The author addresses each of the papers separately and makes general comments on the 5 major topic sessions. The limitations of test facilities for experimental studies at high Mach numbers were clearly evident. New developments in computational fluid dynamics provide possibilities that did not exist in the past. The reviewer stressed the areas that need special emphasis in the future. The papers presented at the Symposium are published in AGARD Conference Proceedings CP-429 and are listed in an Appendix to this report.

  6. Startech Hydrogen Production Final Technical Report

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    The assigned work scope includes the modification and utilization of the Plasma Converter System, Integration of a StarCell{trademark} Multistage Ceramic Membrane System (StarCell), and testing of the integrated systems towards DOE targets for gasification and membrane separation. Testing and evaluation was performed at the Startech Engineering and Demonstration Test Center in Bristol, CT. The Objectives of the program are as follows: (1) Characterize the performance of the integrated Plasma Converter and StarCell{trademark} Systems for hydrogen production and purification from abundant and inexpensive feedstocks; (2) Compare integrated hydrogen production performance to conventional technologies and DOE benchmarks; (3) Run pressure and temperature testing to baseline StarCell's performance; and (4) Determine the effect of process contaminants on the StarCell{trademark} system.

  7. Effect of Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl on Adult Functional Constipation: A Prospective Pilot Study.

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    Choopani, Rasool; Ghourchian, Anahita; Hajimehdipoor, Homa; Kamalinejad, Mohammad; Ghourchian, Fatemeh

    2017-10-01

    Chronic constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder that effects an estimated 12% to 30% of general population worldwide. Descurainia sophia L. known commonly as flixweed acts as first-line medical treatment for constipation in Iranian traditional medicine. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of this remedy for treating functional constipation by standard assessments. The Rome III criteria for functional constipation were the basis for diagnosis. All participants underwent a 4-week treatment. The primary end point was the proportion of patients achieving ≥3 complete spontaneous bowel movements per week. Secondary outcome measures included Patient Assessment of Constipation-Symptom items, Bristol Stool Form Scale, numbers of laxatives/week used by patients, and reported adverse effects. Thirty-five patients completed the program with no important adverse effect. Fifty-four (4%) patients had ≥3 complete spontaneous bowel movements per week. Descurainia sophia is safe and effective in the treatment of chronic functional constipation.

  8. The deconstruction of safety arguments through adversarial counter-argument

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    Armstrong, James M. [BAE Systems Systems Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC), University of Loughborough (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: J.M.Armstrong@lboro.ac.uk; Paynter, Stephen E. [MBDA UK Ltd, Filton, Bristol (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: stephen.paynter@mbda.co.uk

    2007-11-15

    The project Deconstructive Evaluation of Risk In Dependability Arguments and Safety Cases (DERIDASC) has recently experimented with techniques borrowed from literary theory as safety case analysis techniques [Armstrong. Danger: Derrida at work. Interdiscipl Sci Rev 2003;28(2):83-94. ; Armstrong J, Paynter S. Safe systems: construction, destruction, and deconstruction. In: Redmill F, Anderson T, editors. Proceedings of the 11th safety critical systems symposium, Bristol, UK. Berlin: Springer; 2003. p. 62-76. ISBN:1-85233-696-X. ]. This paper introduces our high-level framework for 'deconstructing' safety arguments. Our approach is quite general and should be applicable to different types of safety argumentation framework. As one example, we outline how the approach would work in the context of the Goal Structure Notation (GSN)

  9. Tidal power

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    Baker, A.C.

    1987-05-01

    The principal tidal power sites around the world are summarised, showing that the UK is fortunate in having three major potential sites. The first use of tidal power for generating electricity was a small scheme near Bristol built 56 years ago. Since then, the 240 MW Rance barrage and the recent 20 MW pilot 'Straflo' turbine installed at Annapolis Royal in the Bay of Funday are the main schemes built to date. These were built 'in the dry'. For an inlet off the White sea, North Russia, a samll tidal power plant was prefabricated complete and towed into position in the early 1960s. Alternative methods of operation are discussed and the economics of tidal power compared with thermal stations. Overall, the tides could be a highly predictable and substantial source of renewable energy whose development involves proven technology.

  10. Geology and ore deposits of the Pioche district, Nevada

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    Westgate, L.G.; Knopf, Adolph

    1932-01-01

    LOCATION AND SURFACE FEATURES The Bristol Range, Highland, and Ely Range quadrangles make up the larger part of a. rectangular area 35 miles north and south by 24 miles east and west, which lies 19 miles west of the Nevada-Utah line and about 250 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The district lies within the Great Basin, a semiarid region of alternating mountain ranges and intermontane plains floored largely by outwash from the mountains. The plain, which slopes away from the ranges, stands between 4,700 and 6,000 feet above the sea. The Bristol and Highland Ranges, which are separated only by a low gap, form an almost continuous north-south range that rises about 2,500 feet above the highest part of the surrounding plain, to general altitudes of 8,000 to 9,000 feet, though the highest point, Highland Peak, reaches 9,395 feet. A lower range, the Ely Range, with a northwesterly trend, lies farther east and nearly in touch with the Bristol-Highland Range. The town of Pioche lies midway on the. eastern foot of the Ely Range. ROOKS OF THE PIOOHB REGION The rocks of the ranges are Paleozoic sediments, Tertiary (?) lavas and intrusive rocks, and Pliocene (?) tuffs. The Paleozoic sediments have a total thickness of nearly 18,000 feet. Over 8,000 feet of the Cambrian has been measured without reaching its base. The lowest Cambrian formation is a quartzite, of which only the upper 1,500 feet is exposed, and this is followed by 1,200 feet of shale, 400 feet of limestone, aoid 150 feet of shale. Above this second shale the upper three-fourths of the Cambrian consists of limestone and dolomitic limestone. It is in the quartzite and in the limestone interbedded in and bounding the shales that the main ore bodies of the district have been found. Above the Cambrian comes 1,795 feet of Ordovician limestone, with some interbedded dolomite and with a 50-foot quartzite a, third of the way down from the top; 75 feet of Silurian dolomite; 3,000 feet of Middle Devonian dolomite with

  11. Stool consistency is strongly associated with gut microbiota richness and composition, enterotypes and bacterial growth rates.

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    Vandeputte, Doris; Falony, Gwen; Vieira-Silva, Sara; Tito, Raul Y; Joossens, Marie; Raes, Jeroen

    2016-01-01

    The assessment of potentially confounding factors affecting colon microbiota composition is essential to the identification of robust microbiome based disease markers. Here, we investigate the link between gut microbiota variation and stool consistency using Bristol Stool Scale classification, which reflects faecal water content and activity, and is considered a proxy for intestinal colon transit time. Through 16S rDNA Illumina profiling of faecal samples of 53 healthy women, we evaluated associations between microbiome richness, Bacteroidetes:Firmicutes ratio, enterotypes, and genus abundance with self-reported, Bristol Stool Scale-based stool consistency. Each sample's microbiota growth potential was calculated to test whether transit time acts as a selective force on gut bacterial growth rates. Stool consistency strongly correlates with all known major microbiome markers. It is negatively correlated with species richness, positively associated to the Bacteroidetes:Firmicutes ratio, and linked to Akkermansia and Methanobrevibacter abundance. Enterotypes are distinctly distributed over the BSS-scores. Based on the correlations between microbiota growth potential and stool consistency scores within both enterotypes, we hypothesise that accelerated transit contributes to colon ecosystem differentiation. While shorter transit times can be linked to increased abundance of fast growing species in Ruminococcaceae-Bacteroides samples, hinting to a washout avoidance strategy of faster replication, this trend is absent in Prevotella-enterotyped individuals. Within this enterotype adherence to host tissue therefore appears to be a more likely bacterial strategy to cope with washout. The strength of the associations between stool consistency and species richness, enterotypes and community composition emphasises the crucial importance of stool consistency assessment in gut metagenome-wide association studies. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to

  12. The impact of the customer relationship management on organizational productivity, customer trust and satisfaction by using the structural equation model: A study in the Iranian hospitals

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    Yaghoubi, Maryam; Asgari, Hamed; Javadi, Marzieh

    2017-01-01

    Context: One of the challenges in the fiercely competitive space of health organizations is responding to customers and building trust and satisfaction in them in the shortest time, with best quality and highest productivity. Hence the aim of this study is to survey the impact of customer relationship management (CRM) on organizational productivity, customer loyalty, satisfaction and trust in selected hospitals of Isfahan (in Iran). Materials and Methods: This study is a correlation descriptive research. Study population was the nurses in selected hospitals of Isfahan and the sampling has been conducted using stratified random method. Data collection tool is a researcher-made questionnaire of CRM and its effects (organizational productivity, customer loyalty, satisfaction and trust) which its validity and reliability has been confirmed by researchers. Structural equation method was used to determine the impact of variables. Data analysis method was structural equation modeling and the software used was SPSS version 16 (IBM, SPSS, 2007 Microsoft Corp., Bristol, UK) and AMOS version 18 (IBM, SPSS, 2010 Microsoft Corp, Bristol, UK). Results: Among the dimensions of CRM, diversification had the highest impact (0.83) and customer acquisition had the lowest (0.57) CRM, had the lowest impact on productivity (0.59) and the highest effect on customer satisfaction (0.83). Conclusions: For the implementation of CRM, it is necessary that the studied hospitals improve strategies of acquiring information about new customers, attracting new customers and keeping them and communication with patients outside the hospital and improve the system of measuring patient satisfaction and loyalty. PMID:28546971

  13. Undergraduate Confidence When Undertaking Root Canal Treatment and Their Perception of the Quality of Their Endodontic Education

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The General Dental Council expects graduating dentists to be competent at treating pulpal disease. Previous studies have found dental undergraduates to have low levels of confidence with respect to endodontic treatments. The aim of this study was to investigate the confidence of undergraduate dental students at the University of Bristol when performing root canal treatment, and to investigate their perception of the quality of their endodontic education. An anonymous questionnaire, based upon one used in a 2015 study at Cardiff University, was distributed to all (n = 204 undergraduate students in Years 3–5 at the University of Bristol. The results were analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software (SPSS. There was a 59% (n = 120 response rate and a significant (p < 0.01 difference in confidence levels for root canal treatments (RCTs completed between these students. All (100% Year-5 students felt confident in completing anterior RCTs, and 91% felt confident in completing posterior RCTs. The majority (93% of Year-4 students felt confident in completing anterior RCTs, and 77% felt confident in completing posterior RCTs. Over one-half (56% of Year-3 students felt confident in anterior RCTs and 17% in posterior RCTs. With respect to the individual stages of RCT (access cavity, cleaning and shaping of root canal system, and obturation/filling, results showed that there was a significant difference (p < 0.01 in confidence levels between year groups. Many students thought the amount of time spent on endodontic teaching and the quality of teaching to be satisfactory. Improvements suggested for future endodontic teaching included higher numbers of staff supervision and additional endodontic practice on extracted teeth before seeing patients. There was a strong association between students’ clinical experience and their levels of confidence when completing RCT. Increasing the amount of clinical experience of RCTs could

  14. Nitrogen isotope record of a perturbed paleoecosystem in the aftermath of the end-Triassic crisis, Doniford section, SW England

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    Paris, Guillaume; Beaumont, ValéRie; Bartolini, Annachiara; CléMence, Marie-Emilie; Gardin, Silvia; Page, Kevin

    2010-08-01

    The Triassic-Jurassic transition (TJ) is characterized by successive perturbations of the carbon cycle during a time of biotic disruption as recorded by the carbon isotopic composition of organic matter (δ13Corg). The nitrogen isotopic composition of sedimentary organic matter (δ15Norg) constitutes a key parameter to explore the functioning of the ecosystem during carbon cycle perturbations and biological crises, because it provide information on seawater redox conditions and/or nutrient cycling. Here we report the first continuous δ15Norg record across the TJ transition at the Doniford Bay section (Bristol Channel Basin, UK), combined with δ13Corg, kerogen typology and carbon (δ13Cmin) and oxygen (δ18Omin) isotopic composition of bulk carbonates. The end Triassic is characterized by a major negative excursion both in δ13Corg and δ13Cmin, very low TOC (Total Organic Carbon, wt%) and high δ15Norg values, associated with a sea level lowstand. A second δ13Corg negative excursion occurs during the lower Hettangian. This interval is characterized by phases of carbonate production increase alternated with phases of exceptional accumulations of type I organic matter (up to 12%) associated with lower δ15Norg and δ13Corg. This alternation likely reflects a succession of nutrient input increase to the basin leading to enhanced productivity and eutrophication, which promoted a primary production driven by organic-walled prokaryotic organisms. The following OM export increase generates anaerobic conditions within the basin. These events occur between periods of relatively good seawater column ventilation and nutrient recycling boosting the carbonate producer recovery. Ecosystems remain perturbed in the Bristol Channel Basin during the aftermath of the end-Triassic crisis.

  15. Systems for arctic spill response. Volume I. Final report, August 1977--March 1978

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    Schultz, L.A.; Deslauriers, P.C.; DeBord, F.W.; Voelker, R.P.

    1978-03-01

    This final report summarizes the work accomplished under the program entitled 'Study to Define Arctic Pollution Response Systems and Develop Arctic Oil Pollution Response Project Plans.' The objective of the program was to determine the most cost effective, environmentally compatible, and technically feasible Coast Guard arctic pollution response system that can be used in projected oil spill scenarios to recover and dispose of spilled oil. The optimum arctic pollution response system was determined by establishing the cost and effectiveness of response for sixteen oil spill response situations, and developing six alternative Coast Guard arctic pollution response systems based on these situations. These six systems were developed with a recognition of three distinctly different types of operational requirements, those for thick stable ice, dynamic hummocky ice, and open water or light ice conditions. The optimum system was then identified as the result of a cost effectiveness analysis. The six arctic oil spill scenarios consisted of a gathering pipeline rupture in the nearshore Beaufort Sea, an oil well blowout from a very large reservoir in the nearshore Chukchi Sea, crude oil tanker casualties in Norton Sound and in the Navarin Basin region of the Bering Sea, an oil well blowout from an average sized reservoir in Bristol Bay, and a fuel oil spill resulting from the collision of a fuel oil barge in Unimak Pass. The optimum system provides for a 25% response level for the Norton Sound, Navarin Basin, Bristol Bay, and Unimak Pass scenarios, and a 50% response level for the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea scenarios.

  16. Systems for arctic spill response. Volume II. Appendices. Final report, August 1977--March 1978

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    Schultz, L.A.; Deslauriers, P.C.; DeBord, F.W.; Voelker, R.P.

    1978-03-01

    This final report summarizes the work accomplished under Phase I of the program entitled 'Study to Define Arctic Pollution Response Systems and Develop Arctic Oil Pollution Response Project Plans.' The objective of Phase I of the program was to determine the most cost effective, environmentally compatible, and technically feasible Coast Guard arctic pollution response system that can be used in projected oil spill scenarios to recover and dispose of spilled oil. The optimum arctic pollution response system was determined by establishing the cost and effectiveness of response for sixteen oil spill response situations, and developing six alternative Coast Guard arctic pollution response systems based on these situations. The optimum system was then identified as the result of a cost effectiveness analysis. The six arctic oil spill scenarios consisted of a gathering pipeline rupture in the nearshore Beaufort Sea, an oil well blowout from a very large reservoir in the nearshore Chukchi Sea, crude oil tanker casualties in Norton Sound and in the Navarin Basin region of the Bering Sea, an oil well blowout from an average sized reservoir in Bristol Bay, and a fuel oil spill resulting from the collision of a fuel oil barge in Unimak Pass. The optimum system provides for a 25% response level for the Norton Sound, Navarin Basin, Bristol Bay, and Unimak Pass scenarios, and a 50% response level for the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea scenarios. Modifications in the optimum system required to extend its capability to subarctic applications in the Great Lakes, the northern rivers, and the northern coastal region were also identified.

  17. The autophagosome: current understanding of formation and maturation

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    Mannack LVJC

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Lilith VJC Mannack, Jon D Lane Cell Biology Laboratories, School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Abstract: Autophagy is an important and highly conserved catabolic process with roles in development, homeostasis, and cellular stress responses. It describes various distinct pathways for the delivery of cytoplasmic materials (including misfolded protein aggregates and some organelles to the lysosome for degradation and component recycling. The best understood form of autophagy (macroautophagy describes the de novo assembly, maturation, and trafficking of a unique double membrane-bound organelle – the autophagosomes – that sequesters cytoplasmic materials and ultimately merges with the lysosomal compartment to form a degradative autolysosome. To rapidly assemble such a structure in response to stimuli, cells express a family of dedicated autophagy-related (ATG gene products that act sequentially to control membrane events leading first to the nucleation of an isolation membrane or phagophore, followed by phagophore expansion, and sealing to form an autophagosome that traffics to – and ultimately fuses with – the lysosome. These molecules are activated in response to upstream signaling pathways (notably, the mechanistic target of rapamycin [mTOR] pathway, and comprise protein and lipid kinases, putative membrane coats, and unique ubiquitin-like conjugation systems. In concert, a barrage of accessory proteins involved in various membrane trafficking pathways focused on the endosomal compartment are co-opted at the assembly site to facilitate autophagosome biogenesis. Understanding the integrated pathways that coordinate autophagosome assembly at the molecular level will be crucial if we are to realize the potential for autophagy manipulation in future disease therapies. Keywords: autophagy, ATG proteins, lysosome, phagophore, omegasome, autolysosome, membrane trafficking, ULK1, mTOR, PI(3 kinase, PI3P, LIR motif

  18. Leveraging Field Trips in Higher Education for Local Engagement and Impact: An Example from Guatemala

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    Riker, J.; Watson, M.; Liu, E. J.; Chigna, G.; Purvis, M.; Naismith, A.

    2016-12-01

    For over ten years, the University of Bristol (U.K.) has run a field trip for masters students in Natural Hazards in the volcanically active areas of southern Guatemala, home to more than 13 million people. This trip has obvious benefits to its participants - it serves as an immersive and formative experience for students studying volcanic hazard, as well as a springboard for the work of the researchers who lead it. Over the years, it has helped to build strong collaborative ties between academic researchers at Bristol and Guatemala's geologic survey (INSIVUMEH) and emergency management agency (CONRED), facilitating the sharing of data, expertise, and monitoring equipment. The students' regular presence has also enabled infrastructure improvements at Fuego Volcano Observatory, which is itself hosted and partly staffed by the residents of Panimache, a small village just a few miles from the volcano's summit. This field trip does raise challenges, however - an influx of foreign students can draw questions from community members for whom the benefits are indirect (i.e., local job creation or infrastructure improvement) or intangible (i.e., incremental contributions to the body of knowledge regarding volcanic hazard). In this presentation, we'll share stories of our experiences of effective community collaboration in Guatemala. In the spirit of discussion, we would also like to explore the opportunities that exist to better utilise this trip, along with the energy and expertise of its participants, to maximise the positive impact on (and resilience of) local communities, particularly those in the small and largely indigenous villages that populate Fuego Volcano's flanks.

  19. People

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    2001-01-01

    Thrilled at @Bristol Kathy Sykes in conversation with Liz Whitelegg. Kathy Sykes is Senior Science Consultant at @Bristol - a new area on Bristol's Harbourside with a Science Centre Explore, a Wildlife Centre Wildscreen, with sculptures and fountains. Kathy was one of five people in 1999 to be awarded an IOP Public Awareness of Physics award. Dr Kathy Sykes What attracted you to Physics in the first place? It was really when I discovered that Physics was all about making models of the world, because then suddenly the ability to be creative became important. I liked the idea that you could have a picture of the world that might work quite well but you could always replace that with a better one. That was what made science come alive and make it seem like something that I'd really love to be involved in, rather than science as a stale body of facts that I needed to learn. I was much more interested in ideas than in facts. I think that finding out about 'models' happened around the time I was discovering quantum mechanics and how the act of observing something can actually affect the outcome. I found it incredibly exciting - especially how that changed the whole philosophy of science. I also had a fantastic teacher in physics and I owe an awful lot to him. He just swooped in at the last moment when I was considering giving it up so that made an enormous difference. After my degree I went to teach maths and physics A-level in Zimbabwe with the VSO, and it was partly wanting to share my excitement with other people about physics that made me want to go and teach abroad. When I came back and began my PhD in Physics at Bristol University, I missed teaching and thought it was important to get the public more involved in science and debates about science. My supervisor, Pete Barham, was doing lots of this himself, and he helped and encouraged me enormously. I can't thank him enough. Did you consider teaching as a career? Well I like having the carpet whipped away from

  20. Stratigraphic and compositional complexities of the late Quaternary Lethe tephra in South-central Alaska

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    Riehle, J.R.; Ager, T.A.; Reger, R.D.; Pinney, D.S.; Kaufman, D.S.

    2008-01-01

    Recently discovered Lethe tephra has been proposed as a latest Pleistocene marker bed in Bristol Bay lowland NE to the Cook Inlet region, Alaska, on the basis of correlations involving a single "Lethe average" glass composition. Type deposits in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, however, are chemically heterogeneous-individual lapilli as well as aggregate ash deposits have glass compositions that range from the average mode to much higher SiO2 and K2O. Moreover, a lake-sediment core from the Cook Inlet region contains one ash deposit similar to "Lethe average" and other, closely underlying deposits that resemble a mixture of the average mode and high-Si high-K mode of proximal deposits. Synthesis of previously published radiocarbon ages indicates a major eruption mainly of "Lethe average" mode about 13,000 14C yr BP. As many as six deposits in the Cook Inlet region-five chiefly "Lethe average" mode-range from about 13,000 to 15-16,000 14C yr BP, and an early Holocene deposit in the Bristol Bay lowland extends the minimum age range of Lethe tephra throughout this region to 8000 14C yr BP. Because of the appearance of "Lethe average" composition in multiple deposits spanning thousands of years, we urge caution when using a Lethe-like composition as a basis for inferring a latest Pleistocene age of a tephra deposit in south-central Alaska. Linear variation plots suggest that magma mixing caused the Lethe heterogeneity; multiple magmas were involved as well in other large pyroclastic eruptions such as Katmai (Alaska) and Rotorua (New Zealand). Lethe is an example of a heterogeneous tephra that may be better compared with other tephras by use of plots of individual analytical points rather than by calculating similarity coefficients based on edited data. ?? 2006 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA.