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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. BMS-204352 (Bristol Myers Squibb).

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    Mackay, K B

    2001-06-01

    BMS-204352 is a fluoro-oxindole potassium channel opener being developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb as a potential neuroprotectant for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Phase I trials were underway in Japan in 1998 [288541]. By July 1999, it was in phase II trials in the US [331682] and by October 2000, phase II trials had also begun in Japan [384751]. At the 219th American Chemical Society meeting in March 2000, it was reported that BMS-204352 had entered worldwide phase III trials involving patients with suspected acute stroke [362077], [361291]. In February 2001, Credit Suisse First Boston predicted sales of $111 million in 2005 [399484]. In February 1999, Lehman Brothers predicted the drug had a 30% probability of reaching market, with an estimated first launch date in 2004. The analysts predicted peak sales would occur in 2008, with sales of $500 million in the US at that time [319225]. PMID:11572663

  3. Migratory birds and marine mammals of the Bristol Bay region: Wildlife narratives for the Bristol Bay Cooperative Management Plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is a collection of reports on migratory birds and marine mammals of the Bristol Bay region for the purpose of facilitating the planning process in Bristol Bay....

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Relative efficiency of gill netting methods in Bristol Bay

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The objectives of this study are to evaluate the relative efficiency of different types of fishing gear in Bristol Bay during 1956 and to determine whether those...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  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: 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....

  11. History of the Bristol Bay investigation, 1938-1956

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This manuscript is an unedited narrative account of the authors personal recollections of the history of the investigations of the biology of salmon in Bristol Bay...

  12. BMS-275291. Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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    Poulaki, Vassiliki

    2002-03-01

    Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is developing BMS-275291, which is a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor, for the potential treatment of cancer. It was originally developed by Chiroscience R&D (now known as Celltech Group plc), and it inhibits a broad range of MMPs known to be associated with the growth and spread of tumors. Advantageously, it does not inhibit MMP-mediated shedding events, which may be involved in the side effects associated withfirst-generation MMP inhibitors. ByMarch 2001, BMS-275291 was undergoing phase II/III trials, as an adjunct to standard chemotherapy, involving non-small cell lung cancer patients. In March 1999, Lehman Brothers predicted that the compound had a 25% chance of reaching the market, with a possible launch anticipated in 2005 and potential peak sales of $500 million in 2010. In November 2000, Lehman Brothers revised their predictions estimating a 2004 launch with a 20% chance of reaching the market; predicted peak sales were unchanged. In January 2002, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter expressed the view that release of positive phase II/III trials data would surprise stock markets. PMID:12054103

  13. BMS-232632 (Novartis/Bristol-Myers Squibb).

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    Witherell, G

    2001-03-01

    BMS-232632, an azapeptide HIV protease inhibitor, is in development by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), under license from Novartis, as a potential treatment for HIV/AIDS [248556]. Early preclinical work was carried out by Novartis [248556]. BMS-232632 was developed as part of a series of compounds (as CGP-73547) and evaluated against drug-resistant strains of HIV; the compounds in this series belong to a series of azadipeptide analogs and are bis(L-tert-leucine) derivatives that exhibit good antiviral activity and satisfactory pharmacokinetic profiles [297907]. Novartis subsequently discontinued evaluation of the compound in November 1999 [347827]. Phase II trials had already begun by July 1999 [334335] and BMS expects NDA filing to take place in 2001 [358937]. Use of BMS-232632 in combination with other antiretroviral agents has demonstrated that it may be used in combination with a variety of nucleoside analogs and protease inhibitors [298464]. It is thought to have a genotypic resistance profile that differs from that of other protease inhibitors [302157]. In February 1999, Lehman Brothers predicted the drug had a 30% probability of reaching market, with an estimated first launch date in 2001. The analysts predicted peak sales would occur in 2007, with sales of $500 million in the US and $300 million in the rest of the world at that time [319225]. PMID:11575702

  14. Cetuximab (Imclone/Merck/Bristol-Myers Squibb).

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    Kies, Merrill S; Harari, Paul M

    2002-07-01

    ImClone, in collaboration with licensees, Merck KGaA and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), are developing cetuximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody that blocks the epidermal growth factor receptor, for the potential treatment of various cancers, including colorectal, and head and neck tumors [179103]. The companies are evaluating the product both as a single agent, and in combination with radiation and a variety of chemotherapeutic agents. By January 2002, phase III trials had been initiated in head and neck cancer, and phase II trials were ongoing for colorectal and other cancers [427710], [437833]. In November 2001, ImClone completed the filing of a rolling BLA with the FDA for cetuximab in combination with irinotecan to treat irinotecan-refractory colorectal cancer. In December 2001, however, the FDA advised ImClone that its BLA was not acceptable for filing. In January 2002, it was reported that resubmission of the BLA was expected within 3 months [434999], and by February 2002, ImClone was expecting to use data from an ongoing phase II study in colorectal cancer patients conducted by Merck KGaA. In March 2002, Merck had anticipated European launch in 2003 [444653]; however, in April 2002, Merck reported that it was delaying its application to the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products from the last half of 2002 to the first half of 2003, so that it could primarily include its own colorectal cancer data rather than ImClone's data. European launch was thus expected in 2004 [449226]. In May 2002, Lehman Brothers predicted global peak sales of US $2 billion [454652], while in the same month, Bear Stearns estimated that sales for Merck KGaA would reach 285 million Euros in 2007 [453500]. PMID:12186273

  15. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: T_MAMMAL (Terrestrial Mammal Polygons)

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

  16. The Bristol HIDAC 2D-ACAR Spectrometer

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    Dugdale, S. B.; Laverock, J.; Utfeld, C.; Alam, M. A.; Haynes, T. D.; Billington, D.; Ernsting, D.

    2013-06-01

    We describe the Bristol spectrometer for positron annihilation Fermi surface studies utilising high-density avalanche chambers (HIDACs) as position sensitive detectors. Measurements on α-SiO2 show, through the momentum distribution of para-positronium, the substantial improvement in resolution compared to Anger cameras. Measurements of the Fermi surface of V are used to determine the resolution. The new spectrometer is found to have an efficiency of 12.5 ± 0.6 % and a (coincidence) contribution to the position resolution of 0.96 ± 0.1 mm.

  17. The Bristol HIDAC 2D-ACAR Spectrometer

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    We describe the Bristol spectrometer for positron annihilation Fermi surface studies utilising high-density avalanche chambers (HIDACs) as position sensitive detectors. Measurements on α-SiO2 show, through the momentum distribution of para-positronium, the substantial improvement in resolution compared to Anger cameras. Measurements of the Fermi surface of V are used to determine the resolution. The new spectrometer is found to have an efficiency of 12.5 ± 0.6 % and a (coincidence) contribution to the position resolution of 0.96 ± 0.1 mm.

  18. The Bristol Stool Scale and Its Relationship to Clostridium difficile Infection

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    Caroff, Daniel A.; Edelstein, Paul H.; Hamilton, Keith; Pegues, David A.

    2014-01-01

    The Bristol stool form scale classifies the relative density of stool samples. In a prospective cohort study, we investigated the associations between stool density, C. difficile assay positivity, hospital-onset C. difficile infection, complications, and severity of C. difficile. We describe associations between the Bristol score, assay positivity, and clinical C. difficile infection.

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

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    2013-04-30

    ... assessment to determine the significance of Bristol Bay's ecological resources and the potential impacts of... and mineral resources of the Bristol Bay watershed, increase understanding of the potential impacts of... draft was released for public comment on May 18, 2012 (77 FR 31353, May 25, 2012). Peer review...

  20. 77 FR 14011 - Assessment of Potential Large-Scale Mining on the Bristol Bay Watershed of Alaska: Nomination of...

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    2012-03-08

    ... AGENCY Assessment of Potential Large-Scale Mining on the Bristol Bay Watershed of Alaska: Nomination of... associated with potential large-scale mining development in the Nushagak and Kvichak watersheds of Bristol... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed provides habitat for one of the largest wild...

  1. Some Bristol-Prague explorations in x-ray topography

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    This paper briefly chronicles a long-standing and productive collaboration between the Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Science and the H H Wills Physics Laboratory. It began in early 1962 with a brief visit to Bristol by Milena Polcarova. The initial aim, successfully achieved, was the mapping by transmission topography of dislocations in melt-grown single crystals of a Fe-Si alloy. A novel by-product was the x-ray topographic observation of internal magnetic domain structures in specimen plates prepared in both (110) and (112) orientations. In the alloy studied, which contained about 3 wt% Si, the directions of easy magnetization are (100), and domain boundaries are either 180 deg. or 90 deg. Bloch walls. The latter walls can generate strong x-ray diffraction contrast, but no contrast from 180 deg. walls is expected. In the (110) plates x-ray topography revealed complex internal domain structures containing 90 deg. walls, some previously unsuspected on evidence of optical micrography of colloid patterns (Bitter patterns). Certain details of these structures remain a puzzle to this day! In (112) specimens, in which no direction of easy magnetization lies in the plate surface, the specimen is filled with a hierarchy of domains, diminishing in scale towards the surfaces in order to minimize magnetostatic energy due to free poles. However, in (112) plate thicknesses less than ∼20 μm, x-ray topographs recorded internal domain structures sufficiently uncomplicated for their main features to be interpreted. This was achieved by F C Frank in the early 1960s, but not published till 1993! During a 1968 visit to Bristol by Polcarova it was discovered that under appropriate diffraction conditions x-ray topographic contrast from 180 deg. Bloch walls was just detectable. This finding was not published till 1991. More recent work with Prague specimens has applied synchrotron x-ray reticulography at Daresbury, showing that this technique can be informatively used with

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  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. A water bird survey in Bristol Bay and proposals for future studies

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This paper reports a preliminary attempt to census fall water bird populations in Bristol Bay within the zone from high tide to the 12-mile off shore limit. Aerial...

  8. Salmon racial sampling in the areas north of Bristol Bay, 1956

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report covers salmon racial sampling in the areas north of Bristol Bay during 1956. Study areas include Kuskokwim river, Yukon river, Unalakleet River, Nome,...

  9. 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...

  10. 77 FR 11111 - Assessment of Potential Large-Scale Mining on the Bristol Bay Watershed of Alaska: Nomination of...

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    2012-02-24

    ... AGENCY Assessment of Potential Large-Scale Mining on the Bristol Bay Watershed of Alaska: Nomination of... impacts associated with potential large-scale mining development in the Nushagak and Kvichak watersheds of...: Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed provides habitat for one of the largest wild salmon populations in...

  11. Hydrologic and Aquatic Species Implications of the Proposed Pebble Mine, Bristol Bay, Alaska

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    Cundy, Fiona

    2012-01-01

    Bristol Bay, Alaska is one of the last ecosystems left on earth that haqs gone unaltered by human impacts.  Bristol Bay watershed supports the largest wild sockeye salmon runs on the planet with nearly 42 million salmon migrating to the watersheds headwaters every year.  The proposed Pebble Mine, containing gold, copper, and molybdenum has threatened the health of this watershed.  This project asks what effects the proposed Pebble Mine will have on water quality and quantity, and more specifi...

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 78 FR 34093 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska

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    2013-06-06

    ... potential impacts of large-scale mining on these resources. DATES: The public comment period began on April... and mineral resources of the Bristol Bay watershed, to increase understanding of the potential impacts... previous draft was released for public comment on May 18, 2012 (77 FR 31353, May 25, 2012). Peer...

  15. 77 FR 31353 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, AK

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    2012-05-25

    ... significance of Bristol Bay's ecological resources and evaluate the potential impacts of large-scale mining on... ecological resources and evaluate the potential impacts of large-scale mining on these resources. The EPA... draft document addresses potential impacts to water quality and the salmon fishery that may result...

  16. 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.

  17. 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,...

  18. Case study implementing a new library management system at Bristol University

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    King, P

    2000-01-01

    In common with many other UK academic libraries using the LIBERTAS library management system, Bristol University Library set out in 1998 to acquire a replacement. The paper describes the background to the Bristol project to choose a new system, and some of its distinctive features, briefly indicates the outcome (acquisition of Aleph 500 from Ex Libris), and draws some lessons from the experience. It is easy to underestimate the size of the task involved in installing a modern library management system. Careful thought should be given to an assessment of conversion needs and to the justification for retaining existing practices (e.g. use of UKMARC) rather than accepting the international norm. Both staff and users must understand the need for change and be prepared for its consequences. On-site support from the system supplier is vital and time is of the essence. (3 refs).

  19. Landscape Tree Inventory and Management Plan for the United Company Corporate Campus, Bristol, Virginia

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    Worrell, Bill

    2010-01-01

    The United Company’s corporate headquarters resides on 65 acres in a residential area just east of downtown Bristol, Virginia. The main office complex on the south side of campus is accented by a mixed landscape of trees, shrubs, and lawns. In 2008, foresters with Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech were contracted to develop a landscape tree management plan for the corporate campus. A complete tree inventory was conducted in summer 2008 to assess campus tree composition and main...

  20. Operations Report : BGS Project 04/04 marine geophysics survey 2004 Outer Bristol Channel

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    Smith, D J

    2005-01-01

    This report describes the operation for BGS Project, managed and run by BGS Marine Operations and Engineering. The report covers the mobilisation on the 18th August, the geophysical survey and the demobilisation on the 28th August 2004. The main objective of the survey was to provide baseline physical and geological data for the sustainable development of sea-bed resources. This survey is part of a larger BGS project ‘The Outer Bristol Channel Marine Habitat Study’ The opera...

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

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air 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....

  4. University-School Partnerships: On the Impact on Students of Summer Schools (for School Students Aged 17-18) Run by Bristol ChemLabs

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    Shaw, A. J.; Harrison, T. G.; Croker, S. J.; Medley, M.; Sellou, L.; Shallcross, K. L.; Williams, S, J.; Grayson, D. J.; Shallcross, D. E.

    2010-01-01

    Chemistry summer schools for 17-18 year old school students in the UK were run by Bristol ChemLabS, a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Chemistry at the University of Bristol. Students attending were all studying Chemistry at post-16 level (A level in the UK) and experienced not only new practical techniques but also lectures on…

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Alaska, Prince William Sound-2000, Aleutians-2001, Bristol Bay-2004, maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0014162)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set comprises the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for Alaska; Prince William Sound (2000), Aleutians (2001), and Bristol Bay (2004). ESI data...

  8. 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

    ...EPA is announcing the peer review panel members assembled by an independent contractor to evaluate the draft document titled, ``An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska'' (EPA-910-R-12-004a-c). EPA is also announcing a three week public comment period for the draft charge questions to be provided to the peer review panel. The assessment was prepared......

  9. Resilience and Social Justice as the Basis for Urban Food System Reform - A Case Study of Bristol, U.K.

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    Wilson, Mark

    2014-01-01

    This paper considers the contribution of urban agriculture to the local food system and the role of the city council in this system. Using an interdisciplinary mixed method approach, the study explores local stakeholders’ perspectives of these aspects in the city of Bristol, UK. The findings were viewed through the lenses of two conceptual frameworks, resilience and social justice. The results reveal that urban agriculture increases resilience through building community, maintaining a diverse...

  10. Changing an ingrained culture: Improving the safety of oxygen therapy at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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    Gatter, Michelle; Dixon, Giles; Wall, Josh; Mew, Ed

    2015-01-01

    Oxygen is one of the most commonly administered drugs in UK hospitals. Our quality improvement project aimed to increase the safety of oxygen therapy at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. We aimed to increase the rate of oxygen prescribing and increase the percentage of nurses signing appropriately for oxygen titration and administration. We hypothesised this would result in a higher percentage of patients achieving their appropriate oxygen saturations. Our project ran on seve...

  11. A comparison of three self-tuning control algorithms developed for the Bristol-Babcock controller

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    Tapp, P.A.

    1992-04-01

    A brief overview of adaptive control methods relating to the design of self-tuning proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers is given. The methods discussed include gain scheduling, self-tuning, auto-tuning, and model-reference adaptive control systems. Several process identification and parameter adjustment methods are discussed. Characteristics of the two most common types of self-tuning controllers implemented by industry (i.e., pattern recognition and process identification) are summarized. The substance of the work is a comparison of three self-tuning proportional-plus-integral (STPI) control algorithms developed to work in conjunction with the Bristol-Babcock PID control module. The STPI control algorithms are based on closed-loop cycling theory, pattern recognition theory, and model-based theory. A brief theory of operation of these three STPI control algorithms is given. Details of the process simulations developed to test the STPI algorithms are given, including an integrating process, a first-order system, a second-order system, a system with initial inverse response, and a system with variable time constant and delay. The STPI algorithms` performance with regard to both setpoint changes and load disturbances is evaluated, and their robustness is compared. The dynamic effects of process deadtime and noise are also considered. Finally, the limitations of each of the STPI algorithms is discussed, some conclusions are drawn from the performance comparisons, and a few recommendations are made. 6 refs.

  12. A comparison of three self-tuning control algorithms developed for the Bristol-Babcock controller

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    Tapp, P.A.

    1992-04-01

    A brief overview of adaptive control methods relating to the design of self-tuning proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers is given. The methods discussed include gain scheduling, self-tuning, auto-tuning, and model-reference adaptive control systems. Several process identification and parameter adjustment methods are discussed. Characteristics of the two most common types of self-tuning controllers implemented by industry (i.e., pattern recognition and process identification) are summarized. The substance of the work is a comparison of three self-tuning proportional-plus-integral (STPI) control algorithms developed to work in conjunction with the Bristol-Babcock PID control module. The STPI control algorithms are based on closed-loop cycling theory, pattern recognition theory, and model-based theory. A brief theory of operation of these three STPI control algorithms is given. Details of the process simulations developed to test the STPI algorithms are given, including an integrating process, a first-order system, a second-order system, a system with initial inverse response, and a system with variable time constant and delay. The STPI algorithms' performance with regard to both setpoint changes and load disturbances is evaluated, and their robustness is compared. The dynamic effects of process deadtime and noise are also considered. Finally, the limitations of each of the STPI algorithms is discussed, some conclusions are drawn from the performance comparisons, and a few recommendations are made. 6 refs.

  13. A comparison of three self-tuning control algorithms developed for the Bristol-Babcock controller

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    A brief overview of adaptive control methods relating to the design of self-tuning proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers is given. The methods discussed include gain scheduling, self-tuning, auto-tuning, and model-reference adaptive control systems. Several process identification and parameter adjustment methods are discussed. Characteristics of the two most common types of self-tuning controllers implemented by industry (i.e., pattern recognition and process identification) are summarized. The substance of the work is a comparison of three self-tuning proportional-plus-integral (STPI) control algorithms developed to work in conjunction with the Bristol-Babcock PID control module. The STPI control algorithms are based on closed-loop cycling theory, pattern recognition theory, and model-based theory. A brief theory of operation of these three STPI control algorithms is given. Details of the process simulations developed to test the STPI algorithms are given, including an integrating process, a first-order system, a second-order system, a system with initial inverse response, and a system with variable time constant and delay. The STPI algorithms' performance with regard to both setpoint changes and load disturbances is evaluated, and their robustness is compared. The dynamic effects of process deadtime and noise are also considered. Finally, the limitations of each of the STPI algorithms is discussed, some conclusions are drawn from the performance comparisons, and a few recommendations are made. 6 refs

  14. University-School Partnerships: on the impact on students of Summer Schools (for school students aged 17-18) run by Bristol ChemLabS

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    2010-01-01

    PUBLISHED Chemistry summer schools for 17-18 year old school students in the UK were run by Bristol ChemLabS, a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Chemistry at the University of Bristol. Students attending were all studying Chemistry at post-16 level (A level in the UK) and experienced not only new practical techniques but also lectures on cutting-edge science as well as interacting with postgraduate role models. The students completed pre and post summer scho...

  15. Geologic and environmental characteristics of porphyry copper deposits with emphasis on potential future development in the Bristol Bay Watershed, Alaska

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    Seal, Robert R., II

    2012-01-01

    This report is prepared in cooperation with the Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment being conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The goal of the assessment is to help understand how future large-scale development in this watershed may affect water quality and the salmon fishery. Mining has been identified as a potential source of future large scale development in the region, especially because of the advanced stage of activity at the Pebble prospect. The goal of this report is to summarize the geologic and environmental characteristics of porphyry copper deposits in general, largely on the basis of literature review. Data reported in the Pebble Project Environmental Baseline Document, released by the Pebble Limited Partnership in 2011, are used to enhance the relevance of this report to the Bristol Bay watershed. The geologic characteristics of mineral deposits are paramount to determining their geochemical signatures in the environment. The geologic characteristics of mineral deposits are reflected in the mineralogy of the mineralization and alteration assemblages; geochemical associations of elements, including the commodities being sought; the grade and tonnage of the deposit; the likely mining and ore-processing methods used; the environmental attributes of the deposit, such as acid-generating and acid-neutralizing potentials of geologic materials; and the susceptibility of the surrounding ecosystem to various stressors related to the deposit and its mining, among other features (Seal and Hammarstrom, 2003). Within the Bristol Bay watershed, or more specifically the Nushagak and Kvichak watersheds, the geologic setting is permissive for the occurrence of several mineral deposit types that are amenable for large-scale development. Of these deposit types, porphyry copper deposits (e.g., Pebble) and intrusion-related gold deposits (e.g., Shotgun) are the most important on the basis of the current maturity of exploration activities by the mining

  16. The Bristol Radiology Report Assessment Tool (BRRAT): Developing a workplace-based assessment tool for radiology reporting skills

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    Aim: To review the development of a workplace-based assessment tool to assess the quality of written radiology reports and assess its reliability, feasibility, and validity. Materials and methods: A comprehensive literature review and rigorous Delphi study enabled the development of the Bristol Radiology Report Assessment Tool (BRRAT), which consists of 19 questions and a global assessment score. Three assessors applied the assessment tool to 240 radiology reports provided by 24 radiology trainees. Results: The reliability coefficient for the 19 questions was 0.79 and the equivalent coefficient for the global assessment scores was 0.67. Generalizability coefficients demonstrate that higher numbers of assessors and assessments are needed to reach acceptable levels of reliability for summative assessments due to assessor subjectivity. Conclusion: The study methodology gives good validity and strong foundation in best-practice. The assessment tool developed for radiology reporting is reliable and most suited to formative assessments

  17. "A future not of riches but of comfort": the emigration of pauper children from Bristol to Canada, 1870-1915.

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    Martin, M

    2000-01-01

    This article examines the emigration of orphan and deserted children from Bristol to Canada in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This emigration was organised and financed by the local Boards of Guardians and, as such, raises important questions about the way in which state agencies cared for dependent children. The emigration of Poor Law children is explored in relation to debates about childcare, poverty, racial degeneration and imperialism. Of particular interest is the role played by women in promoting child emigration and the article considers the women's contribution to discourse and practice, both locally and nationally. The dynamics of emigration are analysed by using both British and Canadian sources and the tensions associated with pauper emigration are examined in some detail. PMID:17607864

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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; Edwards, Mark J.; May, Tom A; Banfield, Kate J; Tomkinson, Keeley T; Blair, Peter S; Bird, Emma L.; Powell, Jane E.; Jago, Russell

    2016-01-01

    Objectives: To report the theory-based process evaluation of the Bristol Girls’ Dance Project, a cluster-randomised controlled trial to increase adolescent girls’ physical activity. Design: A mixed-method process evaluation of the intervention’s self-determination theory components comprising lesson observations, post-intervention interviews and focus groups. Method: Four intervention dance lessons per dance instructor were observed, audio recorded and rated to estimate the use of need-suppo...

  1. 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

  2. Historical growth of Bristol Bay and Yukon River, Alaska chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) in relation to climate and inter- and intraspecific competition

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    Agler, Beverly A.; Ruggerone, Gregory T.; Wilson, Lorna I.; Mueter, Franz J.

    2013-10-01

    We examined Bristol Bay and Yukon River adult chum salmon scales to determine whether climate variability, such as changes in sea surface temperature and climate indices, and high pink and Asian chum salmon abundance reduced chum salmon growth. Annual marine growth increments for 1965-2006 were estimated from scale growth measurements and were modeled as a function of potential explanatory variables using a generalized least squares regression approach. First-year growth of salmon originating from Bristol Bay and the Yukon River showed increased growth in association with higher regional ocean temperatures and was negatively affected by wind mixing and ice cover. Third-year growth was lower when Asian chum salmon were more abundant. Contrary to our hypothesis, warmer large-scale sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska were also associated with reduced third-year growth. Negative effects of high abundances of Russian pink salmon on third-year growth provided some evidence for interspecific interactions, but the effects were smaller than the effects of Asian chum salmon abundance and Gulf of Alaska sea surface temperature. Although the relative effects of Asian chum salmon and sea surface temperature on the growth of Yukon and Bristol Bay chum salmon were difficult to untangle, we found consistent evidence that high abundances of Asian chum salmon contributed to a reduction in the growth of western Alaska chum salmon.

  3. Health-hazard evaluation report HETA 87-112-1922, E. S. I. Meats, Inc. , Bristol, Indiana

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    Galson, S.K.; Boiano, J.M.

    1988-08-01

    In response to a request from three employees at E.S.I. Meats, Inc., Bristol, Indiana, an investigation was made of respiratory symptoms among workers exposed to meat tenderizers. The facility was a meat-portioning plant which used the proteolytic enzyme meat tenderizer papain as a component of spice mixtures sprayed on some steaks prior to packaging. Medical studies indicated that immunoglobulin-E mediated tenderizer related occupational asthma (TROA) occurred among the workers. The prevalence of possible or definite TROA among this workforce was at least 8% and the prevalence among tenderizer exposed workers was at least 12%. The prevalence among symptomatic workers was 58%. Immunologic sensitivity to tenderizer in the absence of reported symptoms, observed in 11 participants, may be a predictor of the development of asthma with continued exposure. The authors conclude that a hazard existed from occupational exposure to proteolytic enzyme meat tenderizers. The authors recommend that worker exposure to proteolytic enzymes be reduced as low as possible through better engineering controls. Appropriate respiratory protection should be used until effective engineering controls are in place. All skin contact with the spice solutions or meat treated with spice should be avoided.

  4. 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

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

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    Maliphant John

    2005-04-01

    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

  6. 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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    Shah, Tina; Engmann, Jorgen; Dale, Caroline; Shah, Sonia; White, Jon; Giambartolomei, Claudia; McLachlan, Stela; Zabaneh, Delilah; Cavadino, Alana; Finan, Chris; Wong, Andrew; Amuzu, Antoinette; Ong, Ken; Gaunt, Tom; Holmes, Michael V; Warren, Helen; Swerdlow, Daniel I; Davies, Teri-Louise; Drenos, Fotios; Cooper, Jackie; Sofat, Reecha; Caulfield, Mark; Ebrahim, Shah; Lawlor, Debbie A; Talmud, Philippa J; Humphries, Steve E; Power, Christine; Hypponen, Elina; Richards, Marcus; Hardy, Rebecca; Kuh, Diana; Wareham, Nicholas; Langenberg, Claudia; Ben-Shlomo, Yoav; Day, Ian N; Whincup, Peter; Morris, Richard; Strachan, Mark W J; Price, Jacqueline; Kumari, Meena; Kivimaki, Mika; Plagnol, Vincent; Dudbridge, Frank; Whittaker, John C; Casas, Juan P; Hingorani, Aroon D

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    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. PMID:23977022

  7. 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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    Wong, Andrew; Amuzu, Antoinette; Ong, Ken; Gaunt, Tom; Holmes, Michael V.; Warren, Helen; Davies, Teri-Louise; Drenos, Fotios; Cooper, Jackie; Sofat, Reecha; Caulfield, Mark; Ebrahim, Shah; Lawlor, Debbie A.; Talmud, Philippa J.; Humphries, Steve E.; Power, Christine; Hypponen, Elina; Richards, Marcus; Hardy, Rebecca; Kuh, Diana; Wareham, Nicholas; Ben-Shlomo, Yoav; Day, Ian N.; Whincup, Peter; Morris, Richard; Strachan, Mark W. J.; Price, Jacqueline; Kumari, Meena; Kivimaki, Mika; Plagnol, Vincent; Dudbridge, Frank; Whittaker, John C.; Casas, Juan P.; Hingorani, Aroon D.

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    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. PMID:23977022

  8. 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.

  9. 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

    2016-01-01

    Objectives To report the theory-based process evaluation of the Bristol Girls' Dance Project, a cluster-randomised controlled trial to increase adolescent girls' physical activity. Design A mixed-method process evaluation of the intervention's self-determination theory components comprising lesson observations, post-intervention interviews and focus groups. Method 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. Results 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. Conclusion 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. PMID:27175102

  10. 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

    2016-01-01

    Objective 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. Design 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. Setting 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%). Participants 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. Methods 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. Results 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. Conclusions After-school PA interventions have potential for increasing PA levels among adolescent girls. There is a need to consider the context in which

  11. Prototyping artificial jaws for the Bristol Dento-Munch Robo-Simulator. 'A parallel robot to test dental components and materials'.

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    Alemzadeh, Kazem; Raabe, Daniel

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents the robot periphery for the Robotic Dental Testing Simulator based on a Parallel Robot (i.e. Stewart Platform) to simulate the wear of materials on dental components, such as individual teeth, crowns or a full set of teeth. Current chewing simulators move in only 1 or 2 degrees of freedom (DOF) and therefore lack accuracy. The Bristol simulator has been developed to replicate accurate human chewing patterns in 6-DOF. This paper describes the artificial jaws and compliance module of the robot. The jaws have been reverse engineered and represent a human-like mandible and maxilla with artificial teeth. Each clinically fabricated tooth consists of a crown and glass ceramic roots which are connected using resin cement. Correct occlusion of the artificial jaws assembly was assessed by a dental teaching simulator. A compliance module had to be built between the lower jaw and the robot platform to sustain the fluctuating forces that occur during normal chewing in the occlusal contact areas, where these high bite forces are major causes of dental component failure. A strain gauge force transducer has been integrated into the machined lower jaw, underneath the second molars, to measure axial biting forces applied to the posterior teeth. PMID:18002240

  12. 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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    2010-01-01

    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.

  13. 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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    2013-01-01

    Background 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. Design 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). Discussion 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. Trial registration ISRCTN52882523. PMID:24152257

  14. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, BRISTOL COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  15. FLOODPLAIN, TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN, BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS PMR

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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...

  16. Assessing Stimulant Treatment of Hyperactivity by Bristol Social Adjustment Guides.

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    Broad, James

    Eighteen medically diagnosed hyperactive boys, matched individually for age, sex, teacher defined ability, and school class, took part in a double blind, placebo controlled trial of the effects of Ritalin on social behavior as measured by global rating scales. Behavior ratings by parents and teachers improved significantly when Ss were given…

  17. The Dilemmas of Development Work: Ethical Challenges in Regeneration Bristol

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    Mayo, Marjorie C.; Hoggett, Paul; Miller, Chris

    2008-01-01

    Social development work takes place in the grey area between government and the voluntary and community sectors. This book, written by three well-known educators and researchers in the social policy and development field, explores the ways in which front-line professionals working with communities identify and address the dilemmas inherent in the current policy context. Drawing upon original material, the authors examine how 'community engagement' workers negotiate the ethical and emotional ...

  18. 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...

  19. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: INDEX (Index Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains vector polygons representing the boundaries of all the hardcopy cartographic products produced as part of the Environmental Sensitivity Index...

  20. 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.

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

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    Stephen Gray

    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.

  2. 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)

  3. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS (ALL JURISDICTIONS)

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  4. 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...

  5. Access to Polytechnic Education and Distance Learning in Ghana: The Enrollment Factor at Takoradi Polytechnic

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    Adwoa Kwegyiriba

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to investigate the enrollment factor at the polytechnics in Ghana. Secondary data was obtained from the admissions office of Takoradi polytechnic. Frequencies were used to analyze the data. The finding showed that a lot of the polytechnic applicants do not get access to polytechnic institutions due to physical space limitation. The denial of these qualified applicant access to pursue degrees of their choices contribute to both human underdevelopment and country underdevelopment. The study suggests distance learning centers at the district levels in Ghana as alternative mode to increase enrollment at the polytechnics and contribute immensely to the human resource development of Ghana.

  6. Investigating The Use Of Mobile Computing In Zimbabwe Polytechnics Case Of A Polytechnic In Zimbabwe

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Mobile computing has become an invaluable and inevitable part of teaching and learning in educational institutions globally. Zimbabwean polytechnics are not spared and those institutions that have chosen to integrate mobile computing with existing teaching and learning applications stand to benefit more than their slow and stagnant counterparts. This paper is investigated whether mobile computing is being used in Zimbabwe Polytechnics. It is based mainly on primary research since no particular research has targeted Polytechnics in Zimbabwe and specifically the Polytechnic understudy in this area thus a survey was conducted and the survey results were used as the main data source. However secondary research was incorporated to see what other researchers have found in similar topics the world over. This paper identifies the mobile computing hardware technology software and communication technologies used at the Polytechnic. It then outlines the achievements made in this area and the associated benefits of such achievements. Finally highlights the challenges currently being faced by the polytechnic in implementing mobile computing and the opportunities the institution can exploit by fully utilizing the technology. The main findings of this research were that Zimbabwe polytechnics in general and the polytechnic in particular have adopted usage of mobile computing to enhance their teaching and learning and administrative activities. There are visible and tangible achievements and benefits that have been realized. Opportunities have been identified which the polytechnic can exploit if it fully embraces mobile computing. However there are some challenges hindering the progress in this regard.

  7. Efficacy of Polytechnic students’ Interpersonal Communication Skills

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    Zaharatul Akmar Ahmad Zainuddin

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available 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 chances for employment and would also enable them to perform effectively at workplace. Final semester students from Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (n=120 were asked to assess their own communication skills ability using the Communication Skills self-assessment questionnaire. Findings indicate that polytechnic students are quite confident in their ability to communicate effectively at workplace and job interviews. However, interviews with potential employers indicate differently. Implications of the study include a call for the evaluation of the English proficiency courses currently being implemented in Malaysian polytechnics.

  8. Conducting Examinations in Nigerian Polytechnics: A Case Study of Kwara State Polytechnic

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    Olasehinde, Martha O.

    2015-01-01

    This paper posits that the conduct of examinations in any educational institution can make or mar the institution, Kwara State Polytechnic inclusive. This is because examinations constitute the hub of any institution. First, the place of polytechnic education in the growth and development of the country is examined. Next, is a consideration of…

  9. 76 FR 79701 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of 70 New Drug Applications and 97...

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    ... notice that appeared in the Federal Register of June 8, 2011 (76 FR 33310). The document announced the... 20993-0002, (301) 796-3601. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc. 2011-14164 appearing on page 33310, in... Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., P.O. Box 8299, Philadelphia, PA 19101- 8299: ANDA 086661,...

  10. Alton, Eric J. Leibniz. A biography : Bristol & London: Adam Hilger, 1985, XIV + 370 pp.

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    Ranea, Alberto Guillermo

    1985-01-01

    Eric Aiton, hasta 1985 senior lecturerde matemática en el Politécnico de Manchester, Inglaterra, es autor de un sinnúmero de artículos acerca de la historia de las ciencias exactas en los siglos XVII y XVIII. La biografía de Leibniz aquí presentada es la culminación de sus investigaciones acerca de la teoría planetaria de Leibniz y la invención del cálculo infinitesimal. Texto escrito por un matemático e historiador, su tono general es descriptivo y preciso, aunque carente deltempo dramático ...

  11. 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...

  12. Compressed Air System Renovation Project Improves Production at a Food Processing Facility (Mead-Johnson Nutritionals, Bristol-Myers Squib)

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    This case study is one in a series on industrial firms who are implementing energy efficient technologies and system improvements into their manufacturing processes. This case study documents the activities, savings, and lessons learned on the food processing facility project.

  13. Sexual Health Education: an evaluation of the Northumbria Integrated Sexual Health Education (NISHE) Workforce Development Package delivered by UWE, Bristol

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    Brook, J.; Salmon, D; Knight, R.-A.; Seal, J.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Sexual health and wellbeing is a central focus of public health policy and service development in England (Department of Health (DH) 2013a, 2013b, Public Health England (PHE) 2015). Historically, services in the UK have been delivered through Family Planning clinics for contraceptive services or Genito-Urinary (GUM) clinics for sexual health issues. Current NHS Service Specifications for sexual health services emphasise an integrated service, delivered by a single health profes...

  14. Laser pointers revisited: a survey of 14 patients attending casualty at the Bristol Eye Hospital

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    Sethi, C.; Grey, R; Hart, C.

    1999-01-01

    AIMS—The largest clinical series of laser pointer exposures to date is described, to document any long term visual sequelae and assess objectively the visual threat from transient ocular exposure.
METHODS—14 cases were collected prospectively and triaged by ophthalmic nurses before referral to an ophthalmologist for a complete ophthalmic examination. Regardless of the need for clinical follow up, all patients were contacted by telephone at a mean interval of 10.5 months following exposure to ...

  15. 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...

  16. Progress in mutation breeding of apples (Malus pumilla Mill.) at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, United Kingdom

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    A brief summary of the techniques used to produce mutants from over 4000 scions of fifteen cultivars of apple is given. Basic work within that programme has given information indicating the best dose for mutant production for the various cultivars (approximately the LD50 for the growth of the MV1). It has been shown that selection for greater damage at the MV1 generation can lead to a higher proportion of mutants in later generations, but also that the more severe mutations are less likely to be of commercial interest. Half of the selected mutants resulting from this programme appear to be fairly stable so far and are performing well in large-scale trials. Mention is made of techniques which resolve the chimeral make-up of the remaining potentially useful mutants. (author)

  17. 76 FR 33310 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of 70 New Drug Applications and 97...

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    ... Tronothane HCl Abbott Laboratories, (pramoxine Dept. PA76/Bldg. hydrochloride AP30-1E, 200 Abbott (HCl... Laboratories. Tablets, 25 milligrams (mg) and 50 mg. NDA 012302 Choloxin Do. (dextrothyroxine sodium) Tablets... fluticasone propionate metered-dose inhalers (see 75 FR 19213-19241, April 14, 2010; 71 FR...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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…

  1. Projects in Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology

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    Downie, T. C.

    1974-01-01

    Discusses the definition and characteristics of student projects conducted in polytechnics, including evaluation techniques and a description of possible topics. Indicates that the project method is also used in course work leading to the Higher National Certificate and the Graduate Membership of the Royal Institute of Chemistry. (CC)

  2. Transition from Polytechnics to Working Life.

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    Stenstrom, Marja-Leena

    2003-01-01

    Surveys of Finnish polytechnic graduates in business/administration (n=896), technology/communications (n=1,021), and health care/social services (n=925) indicated that training prepared them for finding jobs, with variations by field of study. Engineers had the most success in finding permanent, high-status jobs. Dissatisfaction was highest among…

  3. Web Usability Testing in a Polytechnic Library

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    Wegener, Debby R.; Moi, May Goh-Ong Ai; Li, Mae Lim Mei

    2004-01-01

    The Temasek Polytechnic Library in Singapore launched its new digital library portal in December 2002. Circumstances precluded usability testing prior to this so it was with some concern that the library web team monitored its use. A few months later it became clear the users were having problems, so a new website was designed. This article deals…

  4. 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.

  5. Measuring Students’ Penetration and Usage Trends of Information and Communication Technology (ICT in Polytechnic Education: Ho Polytechnic, Ghana

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    Nana Yaw Asabere

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Polytechnics in Ghana, which are ten (10 in number have amission to provide practically oriented Polytechnic Education inthe areas of science, technology, engineering and business to bothGhanaians and non Ghanaians on a global scale. In order forPolytechnics in Ghana to achieve their mission, Information andCommunication Technology (ICT has a major role to play. Theprimary focus and aim of this research paper is to analysestudents’ penetration and usage trends of ICT for learning in one(1 of the ten (10 Polytechnics, namely; Ho Polytechnic, Ghana.Through quantitative research methodology involvingadministration of questionnaires and review of relevant literature,we were able to thoroughly and critically analyse the current ICTpenetration of students in Ho Polytechnic, Ghana. Based on ourresearch findings, we further discussed how to improve ICTpenetration in Ho Polytechnic through various ICTdevelopmental objectives and guiding principles.

  6. Improving Teaching and Learning in Polytechnics with ICT

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    Bosu, R.; Bon, A.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents the use of ICT as a tool for improving teaching and learning in the polytechnics of Ghana. It looks at the need for polytechnics to ‘catch up’ with the global trends in ICT deployment, utilization and exploitation in support of its academic activities. The paper also looks at the present state of ICT use in polytechnics in relation to initiatives, projects, opportunities, challenges, players and stakeholders’ roles and finally what the implications are to policy makers, ma...

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. ChE at the Erevan Polytechnic Institute Soviet Armenia.

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    Hanesian, Deran

    1984-01-01

    Provides background information on Soviet Armenia and the Erevan Polytechnic Institute (EPI) located in this republic of the USSR. Also provides a description of chemical engineering programs and courses and faculty at the EPI. (JN)

  10. Professional development needs of polytechnic lecturers in a curriculum reform scenario

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    Bakah, Marie Afua Baah; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M.

    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 collaborat

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

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    Bristol, Piret, 1968-

    2003-01-01

    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..."

  12. Closed basin brine evolution and the influence of Ca-Cl inflow waters : Death Valley and Bristol Dry Lake California, Qaidam Basin, China, and Salar de Atacama, Chile

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    Lowenstein, T. K.; Risacher, François

    2009-01-01

    Diagenetic-hydrothermal brines, here called "hydrothermal Ca-Cl brines," have compositions that reflect interactions between groundwaters and rocks or sediments at elevated temperatures. Hydrothermal Ca-Cl brines reach the surface by convection-driven or topographically driven circulation, and discharge as springs or seeps along fault zones to become important inflow waters in many tectonically active closed basins. Case studies from (1) Qaidam Basin, China, (2) Death Valley, California, (3) ...

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. Networks and Spatiality of University Incubators: Global and local links amongst SETsquared spinoff/ intra-firms at Universities of Bath, Bristol, Southampton and Surrey in England

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    Fumi Kitagawa; Lorraine Warren; Stefanos Marangos

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines the extent to which university incubators are connected with their regional economy in terms of key resources such as intellectual capital (in the form of new research ideas that have commercial potential), human resource (scientific and industry expertise) and finance. Drawing on network visualisation methods initially pioneered by Casper and Murray (2005), Casper (2007) and Gilding (2008), we analyse patterns of organisational collaboration and clusters among firms which...

  16. Nuclear engineering in the National Polytechnic Institute

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    In the National Polytechnic Institute the bachelor degree in physics and mathematics, consists of 48 subjects in the common trunk. For the nuclear engineering option, from the fifth semester undergoing 9 specific areas within the Nuclear Engineering Department : introduction to nuclear engineering, power cycles thermodynamics, heat transfer, two courses of nuclear reactors theory, two of nuclear engineering, one course of laboratory and other of radiation protection. There is also a master in nuclear engineering aims train human resources in the area of power and research nuclear reactors to meet the needs of the nuclear industry in Mexico, as well as train highly qualified personnel in branches where are used equipment involving radiation and radioisotopes tale as Medicine, Agriculture and Industry. Among its compulsory subjects are: radiation interaction with the matter, measurements laboratory, reactor physics I and II, reactor engineering, reactor laboratory and thesis seminar. Optional, are: engineering of the radiation protection, computers in the nuclear engineering, nuclear systems dynamics, power plants safety, flow in two phases, reliability and risk analysis, nuclear power systems design, neutron transport theory. Many graduates of this degree have been and are involved in various phases of the nuclear project of Laguna Verde. The Nuclear Engineering Department has a subcritical nuclear reactor of light water and natural uranium and one isotopic source of Pu-Be neutrons of 5 Ci. It also has a multichannel analyzers, calibrated sources of alpha, beta and gamma radiation, a gamma spectrometer of high resolution and low background, a specialized library and one data processing center. In relation particularly to radiation protection, it is clear that there is a lack of specialists, as reflected in radiological control problems in areas such as medicine and industry. Given this situation, it is perceived to be required post-graduate studies at Master and Ph

  17. The Influence of AQ on the Academic Achievement among Malaysian Polytechnic Students

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    Matore, Mohd Effendi Ewan Mohd; Khairani, Ahmad Zamri; Razak, Nordin Abd

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed to examine the influence of Adversity Quotient (AQ) on the academic achievement among Malaysian polytechnic students. A total of 1,845 students from five polytechnics in Malaysia participated in this study and these polytechnic was selected from five different zones, namely Nouthern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Borneo. The…

  18. Thermal-Hydraulics Research in the Valencia Polytechnic University

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    The research on thermal-hydraulics at the Polytechnic University of Valencia is performed by the TIN group (thermal-hydraulic and Nuclear Engineering). The group activities are currently carried out at the Energy Engineering Institute. The main research topics are: transient analysis of reactors, nuclear reactor stability, passive and advanced safety reactors, two-phase flow in nuclear reactors. (Author)

  19. The Polytechnic Breakthrough in Denmark 1780-1930

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    Wagner, Michael

    2006-01-01

    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...

  20. The Egalitarianism of Honors at a Polytechnic University

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    Coley, Soraya M.

    2015-01-01

    The Kellogg Honors College (KHC) is a distinctive community within Cal Poly Pomona (CPP), a public university in Southern California and one of twenty-three universities in the California State University (CSU) system. With over 22,000 students, CPP is the second-largest polytechnic university in the United States. The university's goal is to…

  1. 25 CFR 38.15 - Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.

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    .... This manual system may be found in Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional and Agency Offices, Education Line... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. 38.15 Section 38.15 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR EDUCATION EDUCATION PERSONNEL §...

  2. The 1989 progress report: Polytechnic school laboratories' Direction

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    The 1989 progress report of the laboratories' Direction of the Polytechnic School (France) is presented. The research activities carried out in each laboratory are summarized. Scientific and technical cooperation, financial and employement aspects are included. The main fields of research are: biochemistry, chemistry, reaction mechanisms, organic synthesis, mechanics of solids, meteorology, irradiated solids, optics, physics, biophysics, lasers, mathematics, econometrics, epistemology, management and computer science

  3. 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…

  4. Managing Chinese Catalogingat The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library

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    1994-01-01

    This paper describes the experience and the observation of the author as a cataloger of Chinese publications at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Library. The trends in collection development of Chinese language materials in the Library have a crucial impact on Chinese cataloging. The way that Chinese cataloging has been haudled in this rapidly changing environment is reported here.

  5. Contribution of Ghana’s development of polytechnics to national prosperity and challenges to their sustainability : focusing on staff turnover

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    Iddrisu, Sulemana

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the importance of polytechnics in Ghana’s development; its management and constraints-especially faculty turnover and how it impacts on sustainable polytechnic education. The sample comprised a total of 65 respondents drawn from six stakeholder groups: former polytechnic rectors, current polytechnic administrators’ current faculty; former polytechnic faculty, students, government officials as well as retired government officials. The study adopted a quali...

  6. Bilingual Polytechnic Dictionary of Metaphors: Spanish to English

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    Roldan Riejos, Ana Maria; Molina Plaza, Silvia

    2013-01-01

    This paper provides an overview of an ongoing research project work: “A Polytechnical Bilingual Dictionary of Metaphors: Spanish-English/English-Spanish” done by the UPM consolidated research group “DISCYT” (Estudios Cognitivos del Discurso Científico-Técnico). A detailed explanation of the method adopted to identify key metaphors collected from the different subject areas is included. Drawing from recognized empirical methods (Pragglejaz 2007, Cameron 2007, Steen 2007), the examples have bee...

  7. Improving student internship through collaborative curriculum design in Ghanaian polytechnics

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    Akomaning, Edward

    2012-01-01

    The polytechnic institutions in Ghana are required to provide hands-on training with the necessary skills and competencies to students to meet the middle level manpower needs of industry. In order to fulfil this mandate, a student internship programme is an integrated part of the training of students so as to equip them to transit smoothly from school to the world of work. However, the existing internship programmes were unstructured and unsystematic and unable to equip the students with the ...

  8. 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

  9. Management of Organizational Conflict in Nigeria Polytechnics, an Empirical Study of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede Osun State

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    2012-01-01

    The study investigated the conflict management styles adopted in the Federal Polytechnic, Ede and the possible effects on the organizational performance of the institution since 1992. It focused on the causes, types, effects and strategies for managing conflicts with a view to suggesting ways of improving the performance and productivity of the school. The study employed descriptive research design and used questionnaire to collect data from 100 senior officer’s cadre of the institution. The ...

  10. Organizational effectiveness in higher education: a case study of selected polytechnics in Nigeria

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    Solanke, Oluwole

    2014-01-01

    This study compares perceived organisational effectiveness within polytechnic higher education in Nigeria. A qualitative methodology and an exploratory case study (Yin, 2003) enable an in-depth understanding of the term effectiveness as it affects polytechnic education in Nigeria. A comparative theoretical framework is applied, examining three polytechnic institutions representing Federal, State and Private structures under a variety of conditions. Data was based on triangulation comprising f...

  11. 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

    2015-01-01

    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…

  12. 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

    2015-05-01

    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

  13. Sharing of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reactor Critical Facility (RCF)

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    The RPI Reactor Critical Facility (RCF) operated successfully over the period fall 1994 - fall 1995. During this period, the RCF was used for Critical Reactor Laboratory spring 1995 (12 students); Reactor Operations Training fall 1994 (3 students); Reactor Operations Training spring 1995 (3 students); and Reactor Operations Training fall 1995 (3 students). Thirty-two Instrumentation and Measurement students used the RCF for one class for hands-on experiments with nuclear instruments. In addition, a total of nine credits of PhD thesis work were carried out at the RCF. This document constitutes the 1995 Report of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Reactor Critical Facility (RCF) to the USNRC, to the USDOE, and to RPI management

  14. 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.

  15. Language Needs of ICT Students in Malaysian Polytechnics

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    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.

  16. Assessment of polytechnic students' understanding of basic algebra

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    Mokmin, Nur Azlina Mohamed; Masood, Mona

    2015-12-01

    It is important for engineering students to excel in algebra. Previous studies show that the algebraic fraction is a subtopic of algebra that was found to be the most challenging for engineering students. This study is done with 191 first semester engineering students who have enrolled in engineering programs in Malaysian polytechnic. The respondents are divided into Group 1 (Distinction) and Group 2 (Credit) based on their Mathematics SPM result. A computer application is developed for this study to assess student information and understanding of the algebraic fraction topic. The result is analyzed using SPSS and Microsoft Excel. The test results show that there are significant differences between Group 1 and Group 2 and that most of the students scored below the minimum requirement.

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

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    Oguche Innocent Ojonugwa; Ramlah Hamzah; AB Rahim Bakar; Abdullah Mat Rashid

    2015-01-01

    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...

  18. 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.

  19. Youth Polytechnic Education and Entrepreneurship in Kenya; (Are we Promoting Entrepreneurs?

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Over the last six years, the Kenyan economy has generated only 150,000 jobs in total leaving hundreds of thousands of youth without opportunities for formal employment. Kenya like other developing countries has experienced challenges of unemployed youth. Most of these youths suffer lack of appropriate employable skills knowledge and attitudes. To save the nation from the big problem, reviving and revitalizing youth polytechnics was introduced to enable the young people access the necessary skills attitudes and values. The government is spending lots of money through infrastructure development, curriculum development, recruiting and training of instructors and certification of the candidates to improve the polytechnic standards. But the irony of the matter is despite the increase in number of the revived youth polytechnics the youth un employments remains a challenge. This author conducted a research in Juja farm youth polytechnic to attempt an answer.

  20. Albert Einstein at the Z\\"urich Polytechnic: a rare mastery of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory

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    Weinstein, Galina

    2012-01-01

    Einstein at the Z\\"urich Polytechnic: he skipped classes, did not attend all the lectures of his Professors, and before going to the examinations he studied instead from the notebooks of his good friend from class, Marcel Grossmann. Einstein the free-thinker did not respect the two major professors in the Polytechnic - Heinrich Friedrich Weber and Jean Pernet - who eventually turned on him. He felt that his beloved science had lost its appeal because Weber's lectures did not include Maxwell's...

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

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    Fan Cui

    2014-01-01

    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...

  2. About the Modern Historiography of the Pre-Revolutionary Period of Kiev Polytechnic Institute

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    M. STEPANOVA

    2016-01-01

    In this paper the problem of coverage of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in prerevolutionary period in the recent period historiography. The problem of the origin and highlight the main achievements of the technical staff of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in pre-revolutionary period shown on the basis of documentary and sources, works of a general nature. It is noted that in the recent period, new topics related to the initial period of the university. In these publications indicate veloped an...

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

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    J. K. Adeyemi; E. E. Uko-Aviomoh

    2004-01-01

    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....

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

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    Oguche Innocent Ojonugwa

    2015-07-01

    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

  5. Productivity changes in individual Malaysian polytechnics based on bootstrapping the Malmquist indices

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    Salleh, Mad Ithnin; Ismail, Shariffah Nur Illiana Syed; Habidin, Nurul Fadly; Latip, Nor Azrin Md; Ishak, Salomawati

    2014-12-01

    The Malaysian government has put a greater attention on enhancing the productivity in Technical Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) sector to increase the development of a skilled workforce by the year 2020. The implementation of National Higher Education Strategic Plan (NHESP) in 2007 led to the changes in Malaysian Polytechnics sector. Thus, the study of efficiency and productivity make it possible to identify scope of improvement for the institution to perform in more efficient and effective manner. This paper aims to identify the efficiency and productivity of 24 polytechnics main campuses as in 2007. This paper applied bootstrapped Malmquist indices to investigate the effects of NHESP on the technical efficiency and changes in productivity in the Malaysian Polytechnics individually from the year 2007-2010. This method enables a more robust analysis of technical efficiency and productivity changes among polytechnics. The bootstrap simulation method is capable to identify whether or not the computed productivity changes are statistically significant. This paper founds that, the overall mean efficiency score demonstrate a significant growth. In addition, the sector as a whole has undergone positive productivity growth at the frontier during the post-NHESP period except in 2009-2010. The increase in productivity growth during post-NHESP was majorly led by technological growth. The empirical results indicated that during the post-NHESP period, the entire polytechnic showed significant TFP growth. This finding shows NHESP contribution towards the positive growth in the overall performance of the Malaysia's polytechnics sector.

  6. 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.

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

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    2013-01-01

    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.

  8. Nuclear Safeguards and Security Degree Program at Tomsk Polytechnic University

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    Recent increased interest in nuclear energy, including sensitive fuel cycle technologies, has focused attention on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. Also, new threats appeared, such as terrorist organizations. One of the most important parts of the nonproliferation regime is nuclear material protection, control, and accounting (MPC and A), which should correspond to current threats. In Russia, as in many other countries, there is a need for specialists in MPC and A. Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) and Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), leading centers in nuclear engineering education, have been charged with developing degree programs in the field of safeguards and physical protection. With U.S. support, MEPhI developed a master's degree program in MPC and A and is developing a 5 1/2-year engineering degree program (EDP). During the past three years, the faculty of Applied Physics of TPU has been developing its own EDP that is focused on preparing graduates for MPC and A work in nuclear facilities primarily in Siberia. The first students will graduate in 2008. MEPhI is assisting TPU in developing the academic program. There is some international cooperation in the development of TPU's EDP. The U.S. Department of Energy is one of the most active participants in this work. In particular, the TPU educational program is being developed within the framework of contracts with PNNL and with the participation of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). A unique and valuable feature of TPU's EDP is close connection with real industrial processes. This is realized through a relationship with the Siberia Chemical Combine (SCC) at Seversk, just 15 miles from Tomsk. SCC has most elements of the nuclear fuel cycle. Plans are being made to utilize SCC experts, material, and facility space for lab exercises. This paper describes steps recently taken and future plans to further develop the EDP at Tomsk

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

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    2014-12-01

    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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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

  12. Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas (2): Cook Inlet - 2002, Kodiak - 1998, Southeast - 2002, Bristol Bay - 2004, Prince William Sound - 2000, Aleutians - 2001, maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0050372)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set comprises the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for Alaska; Kodiak (1998), Prince William Sound (2000), Aleutians (2001), Cook Inlet (2002),...

  13. The Ark of the Translator. From the Experience of Translating the Anthology At the End of the World: Contemporary Poetry from Bulgaria (Shearsman Books, Bristol 2012)

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    Being a poet, a translator and a publisher, the author claims that the current global literary scene has nothing to complain about. It is talent (and especially a talent for marketing) that ensures writers and their works a ‘place in the sun’, or, to use the key image of the essay, a place in the new Noah’s Ark, namely the corpus of literary works translated into English.

  14. Teachers' Views on Curriculum Development in Health Promotion in Two Finnish Polytechnics.

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    Sjogren, Auli; Poskiparta, Marita; Liimatainen, Leena; Kettunen, Tarja

    2003-01-01

    Ten nursing teachers in two Finnish polytechnics stated that their involvement in curriculum development was impeded by lack of time. They felt that health promotion was adequately addressed, although there was no evidence that new approaches recommended by the World Health Organization and other bodies were being used. (Contains 49 references.)…

  15. New Degree for a New Career? Career Development of Finnish Polytechnic Master's Degree Graduates

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    Ahola, Sakari; Galli, Loretta

    2012-01-01

    This article explores Finnish polytechnic master's degree graduates' career development about one year after graduation. Twenty interviewed graduates were first classified on the basis of their initial educational motives yielding a typology of goal-oriented, learning-oriented and drifters. After this, their career development was analysed. As a…

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

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    Sipon, Ahamad B.

    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.

  17. 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…

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

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    de Sousa, Fernando Jose Vieira Cardoso

    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…

  19. 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…

  20. Human Resource Development through Vocational Education in the United Arab Emirates: The Case of Dubai Polytechnic.

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    Wilkins, Stephen

    2002-01-01

    Data from Dubai Polytechnic and United Arab Emirates government sources indicate that postsecondary private-sector vocational education plays a significant role in the government policy of increasing the proportion of native workers in the labor force. However, private colleges and universities have been hindered by political and economic…

  1. 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…

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

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    J. K. Adeyemi

    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.

  3. 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…

  4. Building Workplace Learning with Polytechnics in Finland: Multiple Goals and Cooperation in Enhancing Connectivity

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    Virolainen, M.; Stenström, M.-L.

    2013-01-01

    This article examines the goals of employers when they organise work placements for students. It explores how far, in cooperating with polytechnics, employers adhere to a connective model of students' work experiences within their organisations. The paper makes use of a quantitative study based on employers' responses to a questionnaire…

  5. Differences in income and consumer expenditure patterns between foreign and American graduate students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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    Guo, Ting

    1991-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine the differences in the total annual income, total annual and monthly expenditures, and consumer expenditure patterns between American and foreign graduate students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI & SU). The study was based on a survey entitled "Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Graduate Students Demographic and Economic Impact Study" conducted in April, 1989. The sample size use...

  6. 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.; K.N. IGWE; Akangbe, B.R.; Aliyu, M.B.

    2014-01-01

    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 d...

  7. EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECTS OF COST SHARING POLICY ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN KENYA NATIONAL POLYTECHNICS

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    Mrs. Lorna M. Amuka; Maureen A. Olel; Frederick Q. Gravenir

    2011-01-01

    Strengthening equitable gender access to and success in science and technology courses is an essential prerequisite for Kenya’s economy. The country’s potential for development in agriculture, health and industry is going to depend on a cadre of scientists and technologists from the polytechnics for their services. This study focused on the challenges of access into Kenya national polytechnics. The findings indicate that fewer female students than male students accessed science and technology...

  8. 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. PMID:21095046

  9. The Design of Educational Programs in System Dynamics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

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    Oleg V. Pavlov; Doyle, James K.; Khalid Saeed; James M. Lyneis; Michael J. Radzicki

    2014-01-01

    Educational programs leading to degrees in system dynamics are rare and thus of critical importance to the future of the field of system dynamics. However, to a large extent such programs have not yet been made transparent to the system dynamics community as a whole. The present article describes the design and rationale for undergraduate and graduate programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The goal of the article is to invite feedback from the system dynamics community about our s...

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

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    2011-12-01

    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.

  11. Measuring Innovation Skills Acquired by College and Polytechnic Students through Applied Research

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    Robert Luke

    2013-01-01

    This article provides an overview of how colleges and polytechnic institutes are fostering innovation literacy via support for business innovation, and it outlines models for measuring innovation literacy for improved downstream innovation and productivity in industry. The article demonstrates how we can innovate innovation by taking a specific, proactive, and instrumental approach to fostering business innovation and skills acquisition gained through applied research work experience by stude...

  12. The Artificial Intelligence Course at the Faculty of Computer Science in the Polytechnic University of Madrid

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    1994-01-01

    This paper presents the experience of teaching an Artificial Intelligence course at the Faculty of Computer Science in the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. The objective of this course is to introduce the students to this field, to prepare them to contribute to the evolution of the technology, and to qualify them to solve problems in the real world using Artificial Intelligence technology. The curriculum of the Artificial Intelligence course, which is integrate...

  13. Bacteriological Analysis and Hygine Level of Food Outlets within Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.

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    Ibrahim TA; Akenroye OM; Osabiya OJ

    2013-01-01

    The bacteriological quality of three major food outlets in Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, was assessed using standard bacteriological methods. Swabs of hands of food vendors, table and plates in these outlets were assessed for total bacterial count, total coliform count and total E. coli count. A total of 789 bacterial colonies were isolated from hands of food handlers, tables and plates used for eating in the outlets. Eleven genera of bacteria were isolated and identified, they were; klebsiell...

  14. Exploring the Misrepresentation of Nigerian Women in Technical and Vocational Education in Polytechnic Institution

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    Robert Akor; Ab Rahim Bin Bakar; Azim B.Hj Hamzah; Abdullah Bin Mat Rashid

    2014-01-01

    Nigerian government is making frantic efforts to drive her economy by laying emphasis on technical and vocational education to enable her compete favorably in the global market. Emphasis of government is in Polytechnic education where skills for self-reliant and economic growth are a priority. However, women are not embracing this opportunity by participating in the program that will equip them with skills and contribute to national development. In all 14 female participants were purposefully...

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

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    Ramlee Mustapha; Seri Bunian Mokhtar; Saemah Rahman; Mohd Yusof Husain; Rahayu Ahamad Bahtiar

    2014-01-01

    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 th...

  16. Albert Einstein at the Z\\"urich Polytechnic: a rare mastery of Maxwell's electromagnetic theory

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    Einstein at the Z\\"urich Polytechnic: he skipped classes, did not attend all the lectures of his Professors, and before going to the examinations he studied instead from the notebooks of his good friend from class, Marcel Grossmann. Einstein the free-thinker did not respect the two major professors in the Polytechnic - Heinrich Friedrich Weber and Jean Pernet - who eventually turned on him. He felt that his beloved science had lost its appeal because Weber's lectures did not include Maxwell's electromagnetic theory. Einstein seldom showed up to Pernet's practical physics course. By his fourth-rightness and his distrust of authority he had alienated his professors, especially Weber, who apparently conceived a particular dislike of him. At the Z\\"urich Polytechnic, Einstein could not easily bring himself to study what did not interest him. Most of his time he spent on his own studying Maxwell's theory and learning at first hand the works of great pioneers in science and philosophy: Boltzmann, Helmholtz, Kirchho...

  17. 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.

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

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    MAZELIN MOHAMED MOKHTAR

    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 lecturers from an engineering department of a polytechnic in a northern region as well as the students in the classrooms were chosen to participate...

  19. EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECTS OF COST SHARING POLICY ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN KENYA NATIONAL POLYTECHNICS

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Strengthening equitable gender access to and success in science and technology courses is an essential prerequisite for Kenya’s economy. The country’s potential for development in agriculture, health and industry is going to depend on a cadre of scientists and technologists from the polytechnics for their services. This study focused on the challenges of access into Kenya national polytechnics. The findings indicate that fewer female students than male students accessed science and technology courses and that the common factor which affected their access was lack of sufficient funds for training. Despite the disparity in access, they were at parity in performance.

  20. 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.

  1. Lecturer and Employee Performance Analysis in Department of Health Analyst, Health Polytechnic, Ministry of Health Makassar

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    Muhammad Nasir

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Performance is a concept that is often used in an organization to discuss about discussion and talks about the success of the organization or human resources. Moreover, this time an organization faced with the challenge of competition is high. Global market competition era, advances in information technology, as well as the community demands more and more critical. Performance becomes a very important issue in the organization as the organization and performance is a key statement of the effectiveness or success of an organization. The research is descriptive qualitative to describe the performance of teachers and employees of the Department of Health Analyst Polytechnic Makassar Ministry of Health of Health. The study population is all faculty and staff and selected as a sample of 10 respondents with the following conditions: 4 lecturers, 3 instructors and 3 administrative staff with data collection are interviews, observation, and documentation. Data were analyzed by descriptive qualitative and narrated. The results showed that the performance lecturers, instructors and employees at the Department of Health Analyst Health Polytechnic Makassar Ministry of Health has been good, however, are still in need of many efforts to make a better improve.

  2. Exploring the Misrepresentation of Nigerian Women in Technical and Vocational Education in Polytechnic Institution

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    Robert Akor

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Nigerian government is making frantic efforts to drive her economy by laying emphasis on technical and vocational education to enable her compete favorably in the global market. Emphasis of government is in Polytechnic education where skills for self-reliant and economic growth are a priority. However, women are not embracing this opportunity by participating in the program that will equip them with skills and contribute to national development. In all 14 female participants were purposefully selected from Polytechnic. Phenomenological methodology was adopted and data collected were transcribed and analyzed. Results from the study include math/science phobia, perceived social support, and contextual roles among reasons for misrepresentation of women in technical and vocational education. Unless women have increased access to technical and vocational education in order to build diverse technical skills their vulnerability to unemployment and poverty will be on the rise. The findings of this study will guide stakeholders to develop a framework for improving the enrollment of women in this field.Keywords: women, technical and vocational education, self-reliant and unemployment

  3. The Use of INFO, a Database Management System, in Teaching Library and Information Studies at Manchester Polytechnic.

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    1988-01-01

    Outlines the courses offered by the Department of Library and Information Studies at Manchester Polytechnic, and describes the use of a database management system to teach aspects of information science. Details of a number of specific applications are given and future developments are discussed. (CLB)

  4. Measurement and Development of Humanware and Technoware Competencies in Order to Meet Pintle Chain Product Requirements in Bandung Manufacture Polytechnic

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    Akbar, Jodi; Akbar, Muhammad; Irianto, Dradjad

    2016-02-01

    Politeknik Manufaktur Bandung (Bandung Manufacture Polytechnic) is a polytechnic education that is not only to educate their students, but also manufactures order from customers at its teaching factory. This polytechnic is usually not responsive with the number of reject due to amateur operators from newcomer students. However, customers will be displeased if the reject rate is too high which can cause delay of delivery. At the foundry section, pintle chain is a product that has the highest amount of quantity but the lowest product standard fulfilment. Realizing this problem, it is a strong need to give more focus on quality improvement. The polytechnic considers that bad quality is not only related to low level of humanware (operator) but also related to low level of technoware (machine and equipment). In this research, QFD model was used as a tool for identifying target of improvement of non conforming factors of humanware and technoware using UNESCAP's technometric model. An improvement was done by implementing new scheduling strategy at foundry unit in order to minimize waiting time from molding to pouring process because of deterioration problem. This strategy provides an opportunity to reduce completion times about 50% and waiting time about 95% compared to the existing scheduling strategy.

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. The Usage of CIDOS and Social Network Sites in Teaching and Learning Processes at Malaysian Polytechnics

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In 21st century learning, students use educational technologies to apply knowledge to new situations, analyse information, collaborate, solve problems, and make decisions. Utilising emerging technologies, to provide expanded learning opportunities, is critical to the success of future generations. In this paper, the author will share the findings on the usage of CIDOS and Social Network Sites in teaching and learning processes at Malaysian Polytechnics. Two sets of questionnaires were distributed to a group of 84 diploma students and 41 lecturers from Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan, Politeknik Merlimau, Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Politeknik Kota Kinabalu, and Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah.The results of the study show the existence of communication and interaction difficulties in existing Learning Management Systems (LMS. As a recommendation for future research, it is suggested to integrate current LMS with Facebook to support Online Collaborative Learning (OCL.

  11. Neutrons field in the neutronic measurements room of the Polytechnic University of Madrid

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    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)

  12. The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Students' Attitude Towards Computers: A Study on Polytechnic Engineering Students

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Computers are perceived as an important tool in the world of education. Computer technology today when used in teaching and learning could open the world to students. However when learning is concern, emotions relevant to learning should not be forgotten. Thus emotional intelligence should be considered when computers and learning is concern. There is very little research on the effect of emotional intelligence on learning and on technology. As learning with technology relates to computers, thus this study focuses on the relationship between emotional intelligence and attitudes towards computer. Based on this study it was found that emotional intelligence of the polytechnic engineering students was average and their attitudes towards computers were positive. The relationship between emotional intelligence and attitude towards computer is positive but very weak. Significant difference were found when gender was compared however CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average and ownership of computers did not affect this relationship.

  13. An Empirical Research on Developmental Assessment in Polytechnic Eng-lish Teaching

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    2015-01-01

    Developmental assessment, process-oriented and student-centered, aims at students’performance in learning process, and their development. The author of the paper conducted an empirical research of developmental assessment to her own students. By comparing the students’learning attitude, interest, motivation, strategies, performance and achievements in the experimental class with those in the controlled one, she found that developmental assessment had developed the students’comprehensive lan⁃guage competence, increased their grades in written examinations, especially in the final examination, and recorded their progress over time to have them a sense of accomplishment and become more self-confident, active, responsible and independent. There⁃fore, developmental assessment is an effective and reasonable assessment in the current polytechnic English teaching.

  14. About the Modern Historiography of the Pre-Revolutionary Period of Kiev Polytechnic Institute

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    Full Text Available In this paper the problem of coverage of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in prerevolutionary period in the recent period historiography. The problem of the origin and highlight the main achievements of the technical staff of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in pre-revolutionary period shown on the basis of documentary and sources, works of a general nature. It is noted that in the recent period, new topics related to the initial period of the university. In these publications indicate veloped and implemented technical professions to implement the latest developments unknown at the time fields of science. 1991–2015 is a significant revival of interest in the history Kyiv Politechnical Institute in 1898–1917. This is reflected in the increasing number of scientific papers, including master’s and doctoral dissertations on subjects of this kind, so devoted to the problems of conducting scientific conferences, publication of special scientific collections. This is largely explained by the change in historical research priorities when much more attention than in the previous period were paid ideological processes, the study of cultural background, man. The elimination of ideological and political constraints contributed to a wide range of views on issues of university history, contributed to «nationalization of history» — the fragmentation ever joint historical — cultural space. Among the signs of the times — the revival of journalism familiar to us from the late nineteenth — early twentieth century the conservative image of the university KPI. Some publicistic, which now can be found in the writings in general does not define the characteristics of the period. Innovations time also cause problems setting features a «national model» university that requires a deeper study of the relationship between the university and society. Accordingly, researchers have begun more attention to internal factors of the КPI, although today it is not

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

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    Polytechnics in Bangladesh endeavor to produce quality graduates for national and international job markets. 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 stu-dents and its effect on studentsâ competence development. Data was collected through observation, opinion ...

  16. Engaging students by Moodleing a Course? Case studies at the Polytechnic of Porto – School of Engineering

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    Clara Viegas; Arcelina Marques; Gustavo R. Alves; Cristina Costa-Lobo

    2012-01-01

    This work presents a comparative study covering four different courses lectured at the Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering, regarding the usage of a particular Learning Management System, i.e. Moodle, and its impact on students' results. This study addresses teachers who used this platform as a complement to their courses (b-learning) and identifies some particular issues in order to potentiate students' engagement and learning. Even though positive correlation factors exist, e.g. be...

  17. Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. The history of the school of aviation in the first third of the XX century

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    In this article the history of educating on aviation technique in Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (end of XIX - 30s of XX centuries) is presented. The activity of one of the first aviation organization in Ukraine - the Students Aeronautic Group, design and construction of various flying vehicles by students and lecturers of the Institute, their work in Kyiv Society of Aeronautics, work of the aviation plant - one of the first in Ukraine, aviation and autоmobile workshops during the First World War...

  18. Dedicated Laboratory Setup for CO2 TEA Laser Propulsion Experiments at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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    Laser propulsion research progress has traditionally been hindered by the scarcity of photon sources with desirable characteristics, as well as integrated specialized flow facilities in a dedicated laboratory environment. For TEA CO2 lasers, the minimal requirements are time-average powers of >100 W), and pulse energies of >10 J pulses with short duration (e.g., 0.1 to 1 μs); furthermore, for the advanced pulsejet engines of interest here, the laser system must simulate pulse repetition frequencies of 1-10 kilohertz or more, at least for two (carefully sequenced) pulses. A well-equipped laser propulsion laboratory should have an arsenal of sensor and diagnostics tools (such as load cells, thrust stands, moment balances, pressure and heat transfer gages), Tesla-level electromagnet and permanent magnets, flow simulation facilities, and high-speed visualization systems, in addition to other related equipment, such as optics and gas supply systems. In this paper we introduce a cutting-edge Laser Propulsion Laboratory created at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, one of the very few in the world to be uniquely set up for beamed energy propulsion (BEP) experiments. The present BEP research program is described, along with the envisioned research strategy that will exploit current and expanded facilities in the near future.

  19. Education and training at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute reactor critical facility

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    The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Reactor Critical Facility (RCF) has provided hands-on education and training for RPI and other students for almost a quarter of a century. The RCF was built in the 1950s by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) as a critical facility in which to carry out experiments in support of the Army Package power Reactor (APPR) program. A number of APPRs were built and operated. In the middle 1960s, ALCO went out of business and provided the facility to RPI. Since that time, RPI has operated the RCF primarily in a teaching mode in the nuclear engineering department, although limited amounts of reactor research, activation analysis, and reactivity assays have been carried out as well. Recently, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) upgrade program supported refueling the RCF with 4.81 wt% enriched UO2 high-density pellets clad in stainless steel rods. The use of these SPERT (F1) fuel rods in the RCF provided a cost-effective approach to conversion from high-enrichment bombgrade fuel to low-enrichment fuel. More important, however, is the fact that the new fuel is of current interest for light water power reactors with extended lifetime fuel. Thus, not only are critical reactor experiments being carried out on the fuel but, more importantly, the quality of the education and training has been enhanced

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

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    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.

  1. Bacteriological Analysis and Hygine Level of Food Outlets within Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The bacteriological quality of three major food outlets in Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, was assessed using standard bacteriological methods. Swabs of hands of food vendors, table and plates in these outlets were assessed for total bacterial count, total coliform count and total E. coli count. A total of 789 bacterial colonies were isolated from hands of food handlers, tables and plates used for eating in the outlets. Eleven genera of bacteria were isolated and identified, they were; klebsiella sp, Enterobacter sp , Staphylococcus sp, Proteus sp, E. coli Salmonella sp, Micrococcus sp, Bacillus sp, Pseudomonas sp, Streptococcus sp and Serratia sp when their morphology and biochemical characteristics were compared with standard reference organisms. The presence of these bacterial isolates has been attributed to ineffective washing technique , rare changing of water used for washing plates and poor personal hygiene of the food handlers which could be enhanced by regular monitoring and supervision of the canteens by the authorities on food safety practices and regular education on food and personal hygiene.

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

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    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.

  3. Combined use of the RPI [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute] reactor for training and critical experiments

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    The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) reactor critical facility (RCF) has provided educational and research opportunities for RPI and other students for >25 yr. The RCF was built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) in the 1950s as a critical facility in support of the army package power reactor program, and, when ALCO went out of business in 1964, the RCF was acquired by RPI. Since that time, RPI has operated the RCF primarily in a teaching mode in the nuclear engineering department, although reactor research, activation analyses, and reactivity assays have been carried out as well. Until recently, the RCF was fueled by plates containing highly enriched uranium as a cermet in stainless steel. This highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel was replaced recently by 4.81 wt% enriched UO2 high-density pellets clad in stainless steel rods. The use of these SPERT (F1) fuel rods in the RCF provided a cost-effective method for conversion of the core from HEU to low-enriched uranium and for enhancement of the RCF training and research program. The RCF is the only facility in the United States that provides reactor training on a core containing fuel that is similar to that used in power industry light water reactors (LWRs). Moreover, the RCF is the only facility in the United States currently available for supplying critical experimental data in support of the LWR power industry. Thus, the RCF is in a unique position to carry out important training and research services consistent with RPI's nuclear engineering objectives

  4. Measuring the Heavens to Rule the Territory: Filipe Folque and the Teaching of Astronomy at the Lisbon Polytechnic School and the Modernization of the State Apparatus in Nineteenth Century Portugal

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    2012-01-01

    This paper focuses on the astronomy teaching at the Lisbon Polytechnic School and its role in building a modern technoscientific state in Portugal during the nineteenth century. It examines particularly the case of Filipe Folque, who taught astronomy and geodesy at the Lisbon Polytechnic from 1837 to 1856, and played a pivotal role in the geodetic…

  5. Developments in the Nuclear Safeguards and Security Engineering Degree Program at Tomsk Polytechnic University

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    Over the last six years, Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) has developed a 5 1/2 year engineering degree program in the field of Material Protection Control and Accounting (MPC and A). In 2009 the first students graduated with this new degree. There were 25 job offers from nuclear fuel cycle enterprises of Russia and Kazakhstan for 17 graduates of the program. Due to the rather wide selection of workplaces, all graduates have obtained positions at nuclear enterprises. The program was developed within the Applied Physics and Engineering Department (APED). The laboratory and methodological base has been created taking into consideration the experience of the similar program at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI). However, the TPU program has some distinguishing features such as the inclusion of special courses pertaining to fuel enrichment and reprocessing. During the last two years, three MPC and A laboratories have been established at APED. This was made possible due to several factors such as establishment of the State innovative educational program at TPU, assistance of the U.S. Department of Energy through Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the financial support of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and some Russian private companies. All three of the MPC and A laboratories are part of the Innovative Educational Center 'Nuclear Technologies and Non-Proliferation,' which deals with many topics including research activities, development of new curricula for experts training and retraining, and training of master's students. In 2008, TPU developed a relationship with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which was familiarized with APED's current resources and activities. The IAEA has shown interest in creation of a master's degree educational program in the field of nuclear security at TPU. A future objective is to acquaint nuclear fuel cycle enterprises with new APED capabilities and involve

  6. Safety Evaluation Report, related to the renewal of the operating license for the critical experiment facility of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Docket No. 50-225)

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    This Safety Evaluation Report for the application filed by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) for a renewal of operating license CX-22 to continue to operate a critical experiment facility has been prepared by the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The facility is owned and operated by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is located at a site in the city of Schenectady, New York. The staff concludes that this critical facility can continue to be operated by RPI without endangering the health and safety of the public

  7. Safety evaluation report related to the renewal of the operating license for the Worcester Polytechnic Institute open-pool training reactor, Docket No. 50-134

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    This Safety Evaluation Report for the application filed by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for a renewal of Operating License R-61 to continue to operate the WPI 10-kW open-pool training reactor has been prepared by the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The facility is owned and operated by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is located on the WPI campus in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. The staff concludes that the reactor facility can continue to be operated by WPI without endangering the health and safety of the public

  8. The Relationship of Food Consumption and Nutritional Status on Employee of Health Polytechnic Directorate Health Ministry Medan

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    Evawany Aritonang

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The increasing prevalence of overweight can be seen from the people who are overweight and obesity. North Sumatera is one of the provinces which has the higher prevalence of overweight and obesity than the national rate at 13% and 18.1%. One of the factors associated with overweight and obesity is food consumption. Poor dietary habbit, which is low in fiber and high in fat, can lead to weight gain. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of dietary habbit to nutritional status. The research used cross sectional design. The sample were 70 employee of Health Polytechnic Directorate, Health Ministry of Medan and taken by using total sampling technique. The measured factors were carbohydrate and fat intake, the type of food and nutritional status. The data were obtained based on the interviews using food recall, FFQ and questionnaires and measurement of IMT. Data were analyzed using chi square test. The results showed that there was a relationship between the adequate intake of carbohydrates (p = <0.001 and adequate intake of fat (p = 0.022 to nutritional status while the type of food consumed does not show relationship to nutritional status. It is recommended that The Management of Health Polytechnic Directorate, Health Ministry, Medan to do concealing, make policy and supervision to carry out

  9. 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 learning/ 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Engaging students by Moodleing a Course? Case studies at the Polytechnic of Porto – School of Engineering

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    Clara Viegas

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This work presents a comparative study covering four different courses lectured at the Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering, regarding the usage of a particular Learning Management System, i.e. Moodle, and its impact on students' results. This study addresses teachers who used this platform as a complement to their courses (b-learning and identifies some particular issues in order to potentiate students' engagement and learning. Even though positive correlation factors exist, e.g. between the number of Moodle accesses versus the final exam grade obtained by each student, the explanation behind it may not be straightforward. Mapping this particular factor to course numbers reveals that the quality of the resources might be preponderant and not only their quantity. These results point to the fact that some dynamic resources might enlarge students' engagement.

  14. Adding Value to Large Multimedia Collections through Annotation Technologies and Tools: Serving Communities of Interest.

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    Shabajee, Paul; Miller, Libby; Dingley, Andy

    A group of research projects based at HP-Labs Bristol, the University of Bristol (England) and ARKive (a new large multimedia database project focused on the worlds biodiversity based in the United Kingdom) are working to develop a flexible model for the indexing of multimedia collections that allows users to annotate content utilizing extensible…

  15. Use of adult stem cells to treat brain and spinal cord injury

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    Bristol : organizer, 2005. s. 229-230. [International Meeting of The Physiological Society and FEPS. 20.07.2005-23.07.2005, Bristol] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LN00A065; GA ČR(CZ) GA304/03/1189 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z5039906 Keywords : stem cells Subject RIV: FH - Neurology

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

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    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).

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

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    Leschke, Janine

    2013-01-01

    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....

  18. University-School Partnerships: Polymer Chemistry Days Run at a University for 14-15 Year Olds and Their Impact on Attitudes to Science

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    Shaw, A. J.; Harrison, T. G.; Medley, M. I.; Sellou, L.; Shallcross, K. L.; Croker, S. J.; Williams, S. J.; Shallcross, D. E.

    2010-01-01

    Polymer Chemistry days run by Bristol ChemLabS at the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol for year 10 (14-15 year olds) school students are described. Pre and post questionnaires were analysed to determine the impact on attitudes to science. There was no change in attitudes to the importance of science or practical work in science, but…

  19. The Right to be Dead

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    Sabra, Jakob Borrits; Troyer, John Eric

    2016-01-01

    /3 the population of Bristol city), either through burial or cremation. It remains a working cemetery that covers 45 acres near the city centre and in June 2012 the Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust signed a new 125-year lease with the city of Bristol. Since its founding, the Future Cemetery has explicitly explored...

  20. Temperature profile data from surface sensors and CTD casts in the Bering Sea and Bristol Bay from the NOAA Ship DISCOVERER and other platforms as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 16 April 1977 to 03 June 1977 (NODC Accession 7700742)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature profile data were collected from surface sensors and CTD casts in the Gulf of Alaska from the NOAA Ship DISCOVERER and NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN. Data...

  1. A competence based education and training (CBET) approach to the diploma in accounting programme in the polytechnics of malaysia : an investigation and evaluation.

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    Ghazali, Mohd Izam Bin

    2004-01-01

    Around the world accounting practitioners and educators have been working together to determine the objectives, content and delivery of future accounting programmes. This project, focusing on Malaysian Polytechnics' Diploma in Accounting programme, proposes an alternative approach to accounting education that meets the current and future needs of Malaysia. Selected literature was reviewed to investigate and evaluate Competence-based Education and Training (CBET). The review ...

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

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    Miro Francic

    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?

  3. Isolation and Identification of Bacterial Pathogens from Mobile Phones of Volunteered Technologists in Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State.

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    Ibrahim TA

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The bacterial density of mobile phones of volunteered technologies in the Food Science Department of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo was examined using standard bacteriological methods. A total of 174 colonies belonging to 10 genera were isolated from the mobile phones. The isolated genera were Staphylococcus sp(12(24.14, Klebsiella sp(23(13.22%, Enterococcus sp (08(4.59%. Bacillus sp(14(8.05%, Acinetobacter sp(13(7.47%, Corynebacterium sp(10(5.75%, Pseudomonas sp(24(13.79%, Proteus sp (13(7.47%, Serratia sp(10(5.75% and E.coli (17(9.75% when their morphological, gram staining and biochemical characteristics were compared with known taxa. This study showed that all mobile phones under consideration were infected by several microbes, most of which belong to the natural flora of the human body. This means that it is necessary to sterilize hands after contact with phones since it is a source of disease transmission.

  4. ATTITUDES TOWARDS TUITION FEES PAYMENT IN TERTIARY EDUCATION: A SURVEY OF SUNYANI POLYTECHNIC MARKETING STUDENTS IN SUNYANI GHANA

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    Samuel Asuamah Yeboah

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper aims at contributing to knowledge in the area of educational finance by assessing student’s attitude towards tuition fees payment. The research is based on quantitative research design and a survey of the marketing students in Sunyani polytechnic that were selected using convenience sample method for a sample of 149. Data were analysed using percentages and one-ANOVA using the SPSS. The findings indicate that student’s knowledge on tuition fees and user fees are low. Respondents did not know that they do not pay tuition fees which are constitutional provision. Respondents consider it appropriate to contribute to the financing of their education but are not will to pay tuition. Parents of students should fund the education of their wards. Students face inadequate funding in their education and that result in worrying which affect their concentration while studying. Respondents are not willing to pay tuition fees and also the current user fees are high. Sources of funding students education are remittance from parents/friends/relative and scholarship. Those who are beneficiaries of the loan spend the amount mostly on course of study and on living expenses. This study should be replicated in other departments in the school and in other tertiary school to assess if these findings will be replicated. Since parents are the major financiers of education future study should target them to assess their attitude towards tuition fee payment.

  5. About opportunity and advantages of adaptation the system of education of experts on atomic engineering specialty in Odessa Polytechnic University to the European system of education

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    Education of experts for atomic engineering in Odessa Polytechnic University is conducted for almost thirty years and has developed traditions. Approaching of education systems of experts of Ukraine and Europe inevitably in the modern integrated world including nuclear engineering. Thus it is necessary to take into account experience of progressive World and European countries and Eastern Europe countries - Russia and Ukraine. Creation of All-European Methodical Center for coordination of education of experts for Nuclear industry with the main functions - coordinating, supervising and consulting is expedient. (author)

  6. The program in electronic music composition and musical production at the School of the Arts of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco

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    Guedes, C; Dias, R.

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the program in electronic music composition and musical production at the School of the Arts of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (http://www.esart.ipcb.pt). This study program offers a 1st cycle degree and is functioning since the academic year of 2005/2006. At the conference, we will present the curriculum of the program, some recent work by the students, and the next phase in the program development, which includes making contacts with people and institutions ...

  7. 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

  8. Measuring the Heavens to Rule the Territory: Filipe Folque and the Teaching of Astronomy at the Lisbon Polytechnic School and the Modernization of the State Apparatus in Nineteenth Century Portugal

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    Carolino, Luís Miguel

    2010-11-01

    This paper focuses on the astronomy teaching at the Lisbon Polytechnic School and its role in building a modern technoscientific state in Portugal during the nineteenth century. It examines particularly the case of Filipe Folque, who taught astronomy and geodesy at the Lisbon Polytechnic from 1837 to 1856, and played a pivotal role in the geodetic survey carried out in the second half of the nineteenth century. As director of the Portuguese Geodetic and Topographical Office, Folque delineated in detail the plan to proceed with the geodetic survey, a plan which involved a significant number of his former students at the Lisbon Polytechnic. Yet, Folque's influence went beyond the geodetic achievement. Folque contributed decisively for shaping the character of astronomy and of the astronomical community in Portugal. In a period in which spherical astronomy raised to the status of an autonomous discipline, Folque became one of the most outstanding proponents of this discipline in Portugal. He conceived a course on spherical astronomy at the Lisbon Polytechnic and published an influential textbook to be adopted as a didactic tool in astronomical classes. By doing so, Folque took active part in a nineteenth century culture of textbooks production, and positively influenced the consolidation and shaping of astronomy as a discipline.

  9. The incidence of academic administration of student professional training in the Master´s Family Systemic Therapy program at the Salesian Polytechnic University

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    Dorys Ortiz

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to present the results of research on the incidence of Academic Management in Vocational Training for students of the Master in Systemic Family Therapy in Salesian Polytechnic University. It contextualizes this training program in the entire university and raises various problems in academic management regarding the functions of teaching, research, resource management and links with society and its relation to certain aspects weakened vocational training, essentially, the admission of students and teachers, developing lines of research, monitoring graduates and the dissemination of results. Then, it defined and analyzed theoretically both academic management and vocational training. Third, it develops the methodological aspects of the research that is correlational. The collected data are presented in tables that allow quick visualization of results and help to check the influence of management on vocational training to test the hypothesis by Chi square test. The information obtained, finally, allows characterizing academic management and describing vocational training of the master.

  10. 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)

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    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)

  11. A Questionnaire Survey on Non-intellective Factors of Polytechnic Students%高职生非智力因素调查与分析

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    陈慧

    2015-01-01

    It is of great significance to get knowledge of polytechnic students’non-intellective factors which influence the teaching and study.The survey result shows that the non intelli-gence factors of higher vocational college students are on the low level.The dispersion de-grees of 1 1 sub-items of non-intellective factors are quite different.Although there is no sig-nificant difference in overall non-intellective factor scores between the male and female students,there is significant difference in 5 sub-items———study zeal,study plan,self-es-teem,self-discipline and perseverance.Therefore,polytechnic teachers should pay more at-tention to cultivating students’non-intellective factors than their intellective factors.Mean-while,gender differences in non-intellective factors should be concerned about in education.%对高职生的非智力因素进行问卷调查表明,高职生的非智力因素水平整体上呈现出偏低的状态,11个子项的离散程度差别较大,男女生在非智力因素总分上并不存在显著差异,但在学习热情、学习计划、自尊心、自律性和有恒性这5个子项上差异达到显著水平。与智力水平的开发相比,高职教师要更多关注学生的非智力因素的培养,引导学生克服自身非智力因素的短板。同时,要注意非智力因素的男女性别差异,扬长避短。

  12. 77 FR 17458 - Marine Mammals; File No. 17159

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    2012-03-26

    ... Entertainment Ltd, 34 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LG, United Kingdom, has applied in due form for a permit... about Hawaiian wildlife that would be aired on Animal Planet in the U.S. and elsewhere...

  13. Quantum Complexity: restrictions on algorithms and architectures

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    2010-01-01

    A dissertation submitted to the University of Bristol in accordance with the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, July 2009.

  14. Atomic and Molecular Interactions

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    The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Atomic and 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

  15. Red salmon investigation, emergency north Pacific salmon research program: Investigations of the carrying capacity of spawning and nursery areas, Naknek and Karluk Lake systems, plan of operations, May 15-October 15, 1961

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — One portion of this intensive program deals with the history of the run and the effect of the fishery, with greatest emphasis on Bristol Bay and Kodiak Island red...

  16. 77 FR 8282 - Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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    2012-02-14

    ... Services, Inc., Global Quality Assurance Department. 81,149 CQMS Razer, Jean Simpson Mansfield, LA February..., Robert Half, etc. 81,191 Bristol, Inc., A Business Watertown, CT August 19, 2011. Unit of...

  17. The funding black hole

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    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).

  18. Chemical Physics Summer School

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    The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Chemical Physics Summer School 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 14 CFR 125.509 - Flammability reduction means.

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    ...) The person complies with 14 CFR 26.35 by the applicable date stated in that section. (2) The person... Flugtechnische VFW-614. (11) Illyushin Aviation IL 96T. (12) Bristol Aircraft Britannia 305. (13) Handley...

  2. 14 CFR 121.1117 - Flammability reduction means.

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    ... holder complies with 14 CFR 26.35 by the applicable date stated in that section. (2) The certificate... Aviation IL 96T. (12) Bristol Aircraft Britannia 305. (13) Handley Page Herald Type 300. (14) Avions...

  3. 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.

  4. Assessment of quality of life in veterinary practice: developing tools for companion animal carers and veterinarians

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    Mullan S

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    Siobhan Mullan Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol Veterinary School, Bristol, UK Abstract: Quality-of-life assessments aim to provide an all-encompassing evaluation of animal welfare. In comparison to more limited, disease-focused welfare assessments, they have the potential to better identify welfare deficiencies, allowing veterinarians to target improvement strategies for greater benefit. Individuals or populations of companion animals may be assessed and care...

  5. Defect studies of ZnO films prepared by pulsed laser deposition on various substrates

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    Melikhova, O.; Čížek, J.; Procházka, I.; Kužel, R.; Novotný, Michal; Bulíř, Jiří; Lančok, Ján; Anwand, W.; Brauer, G.; Connolly, J.; McCarthy, E.; Krishnamurthy, S.; Mosnier, J.-P.

    Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2013, 012018. ISSN 1742-6588. - (Journal of Physics: Conference Series. vol. 443). [International Conference on Positron Annihilation /16./, ICPA 2012. Bristol (GB), 19.08.2012-24.12.2012] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/11/0958 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : ZnO thin film * pulsed laser deposition * point defects * slow positron implantation spectroscopy * x-ray diffraction Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  6. Strategies for the management and prevention of conformation-related respiratory disorders in brachycephalic dogs

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    Packer, Rowena MA

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    Rowena MA Packer,1 Michael S Tivers2 1Department of Clinical Science and Services, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, 2School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Abstract: Brachycephalic (short-muzzled) dogs are increasingly popular pets worldwide, with marked increases in registrations of breeds such as the Pug and French Bulldog over the past decade in the UK. Despite their popularity, many brachycephalic breeds are affected by an early-onset, li...

  7. Congenital malformations associated with anencephaly in the Fylde peninsula of Lancashire.

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    David, T J; McCrae, F C; Bound, J. P.

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    The necropsy reports of 174 cases of anencephaly, born in the Fylde peninsula of Lancashire between 1957 and 1980, have been analysed for the presence of other malformations. The results were compared with a similar previous series from Bristol, though the Bristol study differed both in time (1948 to 1975) and in the fact that it was hospital based and, unlike the present study, did not achieve near complete ascertainment. Of the Lancashire anencephalics, 24% had other malformations, a signif...

  8. Matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in cardiovascular pathologies: current knowledge and clinical potential

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    Johnson, Jason

    2014-01-01

    Jason Lee Johnson Laboratory of Cardiovascular Pathology, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Abstract: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) constitute a family of endopeptidases that harbor matrix-degrading potential, but also modulate the proliferation, migration, and apoptosis of resident blood-vessel cells and recruited inflammatory cells. Accordingly, they are proposed to play a major regulatory role in numerous cardiovascular pathologies, including restenosis, a...

  9. Tooth-size discrepancy and Bolton's ratios: the reproducibility and speed of two methods of measurement

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    Othman, S. A.; Harradine, N. W.

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine and compare the reproducibility and speed of two methods of performing Bolton's tooth-size analysis. DESIGN: Analysis of randomly selected clinical sample. SETTING: Bristol Dental Hospital, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pre-treatment study casts of 150 patients were selected randomly from 1100 consecutively treated Caucasian orthodontic patients. Bolton tooth-size discrepancies and ratios were measured using two methods; one method emplo...

  10. EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL ASSESSMENT OF DYNAMIC SOIL-PILE-STRUCTURE INTERACTION

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    Durante, Maria Giovanna

    2015-01-01

    A reliable approach for studying the seismic soil-pile- structure interaction is the physical modelling of scaled models in 1-g or n-g devices. A comprehensive laboratory test campaign, performed on the 6-degree-of-freedom 1-g shaking table of the Bristol Laboratory for Advanced Dynamics Engineering (BLADE) of the University of Bristol (UK), is illustrated and discussed in the present thesis. The experimental campaign was carried out within the framework of the Seismic Engineering Research In...

  11. On the Dilemma of the Positioning of Academic Research in Polytechnic Colleges and its Way out%论高职院校科研定位的困境与出路

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    刘建望

    2014-01-01

    针对高职院校科研定位不清的诸多矛盾和困境,探究符合高职教育自身特点的科研目标定位和内容定位。通过对定位高职院校科研工作的逻辑前提基本原则的分析认为,在目标定位方面,高职院校要以深化对高职教育规律的把握为基本目标,以提高师资队伍整体素质为发展目标,以为教学工作服务为根本目标。在内容定位方面,高职院校科研定位要以高职教育研究为重点,突出特色,以技能创新和技术服务研究为抓手,打造亮点。只有做到对科研目标与内容有较为清晰而准确的定位,才能使高职院校科研工作走出目前的困境。%Concerning various conflicts and dilemmas of the obscure positioning of academic research in polytechnic colle-ges,the paper delves into the positioning of the objectives and contents of academic research according to the particular characteristics of advanced vocational education. Through the analysis of the fundamental principles of the logic premises in positioning the academic research in vocational colleges,the paper holds that in terms of the positioning of objectives poly-technic colleges should keep deepening the command of the law of vocational education as its basic objective,keep promo-ting the comprehensive quality of the teaching staff as its developing objective and keep serving for teaching as its fundamen-tal objective. In terms of the positioning of contents,polytechnic colleges should put polytechnic education in priority, highlighting its unique features with vocational renovation and technical service as its emphasis. The paper holds that only with a relatively clear and accurate positioning of the objectives and contents of academic research can polytechnic colleges walk out of the present dilemma in academic research.

  12. 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.

  13. About opportunity and advantages of adaptation of the system of education of experts on atomic engineering speciality in Odessa Polytechnic University to the European system of education

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    Full text: Education of experts on atomic engineering specialty in Odessa National Polytechnic University proceeds almost thirty years and differs by stable traditions. On one hand there is wide set of specialties which covers practically all personnel updating needs of nuclear power stations. There are experts on operation equipment of nuclear power station - first of all for reactors, turbines, steam generators; physics and ecologists; experts on water and fuel technologists, automation of the nuclear power station. On the other hand the education on these specialties was carried out according to the curricula, which differed, by reasonableness, logical structure and sequence of studying disciplines. Theoretical preparation combined with practical training on operating nuclear power stations allowed to get experts education level of which was adequate the requirement of major industrial branch of the country. High level of a professional training at university proves to be true because the majority of executives of nuclear power stations, Department of Atomic Power Engineering and Industry of Ukraine, and executives of many nuclear power stations of Russia are graduates of this school. Rapprochement of systems of education of experts of Ukraine and Europe, including for nuclear branch, in the modern integrated world is inevitably. And thus it is necessary to take into account possessed experience of advanced European and World countries and Countries of the East Europe - Russia, Ukraine. Because of efforts of Ukraine to join Bologna process in sphere of education and preparation of experts it's necessary to create working groups with the attraction of foreign experts from different countries in order develop general conception of professional training for such an important branch of energetic as nuclear which would allow not only to use achievements and experience of these countries but also to increase them. (author)

  14. Thoughts on Teaching Reform of Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry in Polytechnic Colleges%理工院校中级无机化学教学改革思考

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    吴宇; 何颖; 邹立科; 路璐; 李玉龙; 王涛; 曾凤春; 徐斌

    2016-01-01

    Improving comprehensive ability of the students is the aim of Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry education and teaching reform. Stimulating students’ enthusiasm and interest in class is the focus areas. Based on the actual teaching situation of polytechnic colleges, the thoughts on the teaching reform were carried out in teaching content, teaching method and evaluation system in the intermediate Inorganic Chemistry teaching process. The detailed reform measures included optimizing teaching contents, utilizing MOOC resources, bilingual teaching, and cultivating the exploring spirit of students. The aims were to improve education quality, strengthen the students’ initiative, and cultivate their ability and comprehensive quality.%提高学生的综合素质是中级无机化学教育、教学改革的方向,激发学生的学习热情和兴趣是教学过程中需要重点关注的地方。根据理工院校实际教学情况,介绍了在中级无机化学教学过程中对教学内容、教学方法及评价体系进行改革的一些做法,主要包括:优化教学内容、利用慕课资源、双语教学、培养探索精神等,目的在于提高教学质量,激发学生的学习兴趣,提高学生的能力和综合素质。

  15. Current Situation In The IRT-T Based Neutron-Activation Analysis Application In Scientific Research Institute Of Nuclear Physics At Tomsk Polytechnic University

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    Full text: The works on the neutron-activation analysis application were started from the first days of actual IRT-T launch. E.M. Lobanov (Tashkent), I.P. Alimarin, G.N. Flerov (Moscow) set up the basis for future specialists training and creation of the laboratory in SRI of Nuclear Physics. They considered that Tomsk reactor should be used primarily for works encouraging further development of productive forces of Siberia and Far East. Analytical assistance was provided to industrial, scientific and scientific-industrial organizations to: - gain new materials with the given properties; - research and explore mining resources, oil and gas, develop new ore deposits; - control the level of environmental pollution and rehabilitation; - evaluate influence of nuclear energy industries and fuel-energy complexes of Siberian region on environmental condition and dynamics of environmental pollution, taking into account difficulties of natural resources rehabilitation in Siberia. We don't stop on technical equipping and capabilities of IRT-T in solving set problems. Here are some examples: - during the last years researches directed to prediction and research of new oil and gas-fields were carried out; - he neutron-activation analysis of non-traditional resources of rare-earth and noble metals (metallic slate traces) were developed; - the research of new fields containing uranium (mainly brannerite and uraninite). The difficulties of these minerals decomposition are known. Thus the neutron-activation analysis is suitable and must be used in this field. The report will contain the detailed information with exact examples and results of application of the neutron-activation analysis on the basis of IRT-T in Scientific Research Institute of Nuclear Power at Tomsk Polytechnic University. (authors)

  16. 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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    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.

  17. Employment Difficulties of Polytechnic Graduates from the Perspective of Information Asymmetry%信息不对称视野下高职毕业生的就业困境及出路

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    张晓丽

    2011-01-01

    For polytechnic graduates, the imbalance of power arising from information asymmetry represents a major obstacle in their effort for employment. Prior information asymmetry may result in adverse selection whereas post information asymmetry may give rise t%信息不对称在高职院校毕业生就业过程中有诸多表现,因事前信息不对称而产生的“逆向选择”和事后信息不对称而产生的“道德风险”是造成高职院校毕业生就业困难的主要原因,本文旨在对这些表现和原因进行浅析并指出走出困境的可能路径。

  18. Strengths of NanYang Polytechnic in Singapore and its Reference Significance%新加坡南洋理工学院的办学优势及借鉴意义

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    2013-01-01

      南洋理工学院是新加坡目前排名第一的高等职业教育院校,在办学理念、教学管理、项目化教学等方面的独特优势及经验使其成为国际知名职业院校,“教学工厂”、“无界化”等理念背景下的实践教学极具借鉴价值。%NanYang Polytechnic is currently ranked first in the higher vocational education in Singapore.Its teaching philosophy, teaching management, the project teaching and other aspects of the unique advantages and experience has made it an well-known international vocation college, whose practical teaching under the concept of “ teaching factory ”,“ unbounded”has great reference value.

  19. 地方理工院校经济管理实验示范中心特色建设思考%Thought on the Construction of Economic and Managerial Experimental Demonstration Center of Local Polytechnic Colleges

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    卢海霞; 匡建超; 曾德彬

    2011-01-01

    目前很多高校都设有经济管理专业,经济管理实验室建设非常重视,部分高校的经济管理实验室已申报成为省级或国家级的实验示范中心.地方理工院校,经济管理专业一般不是学校的重点学科,如何根据学校的学科特性和拥有的资源,进行实验中心的内涵和特色建设,值得实验中心的建设者和管理者思考研究.需要从实验示范中心的建设指导思想、建设思路、实验教学体系、中心管理模式等方面进行创新,建设具有理工特色的经济管理实验示范中心.%At present, many colleges and universities have economic and managerial majors. Some laboratory experimental centers have been reported as provincial or national experimental demonstration center. In local polytechnic institutions, economic and managerial majors are not the focus of the school subjects. How to conduct the construction according to the university' characteristics and resources is a problem that worth thinking and discussing. We need to make an innovation on the construction of the experimental demonstration center guidelines, construction ideas, experimental teaching system and the managerial model of the center in order to construt an experimental demonstration center with polytechnic characteristics.

  20. Simulations of jet formation and blast wave collision in laboratory plasmas

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    Velarde, P.; Gonzalez, M.; Fernandez, C.G.; Oliva, E.; Kasperczuk, A.; Pisarczyk, T.; Ullschmied, Jiří; Colombier, J.P.; Ciardi, A.; Stehle, Ch.; Busquet, M.; Rus, Bedřich; Senz, D.G.; Relano, A.

    Bristol: IoP Publishing Bristol, UK, 2008, ThO2.4-ThO2.4. (Journal of Physics: Conference Series (IOP)). [The Fifth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA2007). Kobe (JP), 09.09.2007-14.09.2007] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LC528 Grant ostatní: HPC EUROPA(XE) RII3-CT-2003-506350 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20430508; CEZ:AV0Z10100523 Source of funding: R - rámcový projekt EK Keywords : plasma jet * astrophysical jets Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics

  1. 基于建构主义理论的高职商务英语写作教学设计%Constructivism-Based Instructional Design of Business English Writing at Polytechnics

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    马国志

    2011-01-01

    The llearning theory of constructivism and its corresponding principles for instructional design plays an important role in teaching Business English Writing at polytechnics. This paper first points out that Instructional Design of Business English Writing for Vocational Institutes falls into the category of Learningcentered Instructional Design; it then makes clear the essential parts of Instructional Design of Business English Writing, including thought of instructional design, model of instruction, instructional design for units; and finally it summarizes the Business English Writing for vocational institutes. key elements in building the Instructional Design of%建构主义学习理论及其教学设计原则在高职商务英语写作教学中发挥了重要作用。指出高职商务英语写作课程采用以学习为中心的教学设计,阐明高职商务英语写作教学设计体系的构成包括高职商务英语写作教学设计思路、教学组织形式、单元教学设计,总结了高职商务英语写作教学设计过程中的关键因素。

  2. 构建“多元融合、和而不同”的宁职院文化%Diversity and Inclusion:the Typical Culture of Ningbo Polytechnic

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    徐挺

    2012-01-01

    遵循"以服务为宗旨、以就业为导向"的办学方针,宁职院已经确立了"和而不同"的校风——做人、做事、做学问和而不同,百花齐放,共建和谐。今后一个时期,学院重要的现实课题是,积极探索"大学文化"、"区域文化"与"企业文化"的对接、融合和内化,构建"多元融合、和而不同"的宁职院文化。%After establishment of employment-oriented education mode, Ningbo Polytechnic also set up the college spirit of harmony in diversity, which melt in communication, subject to do for the college in the coming years is to explore the internalization between college culture, regional culture and enterprise diversity and inclusion in this college. business and research. The realistic possibility of abutment, fusion and culture and come the ideal state of diversity and inclusion in this college.

  3. 虚拟3D校园系统的设计与实现%Design and Implementation of Virtual 3D Campus System for Enrollment-A Case Study to Guangzhou City Polytechnic

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    车月琴; 张瑞芳; 吕米佳

    2016-01-01

    With the expansion of competition and college admission publicity, a new generation of three-dimensional integrated campus virtual system, which consists of campus navigation, school profile display, enrollment information, campus information management, becomes a popular one. In this paper, experience of Guangzhou City Polytechnic is shared. Based on Unity3D platform, the 3Dmax is used as the scenario modeling tools, to be interacted through java script and C#language, and finally, the integration of the Virtual Campus system with the Html is completed.%随着高校扩建以及招生宣传的竞争,集成校园导航、景观展示、招生宣传、校园信息化管理的新一代三维虚拟校园系统成为大势所趋。文章结合广州城市职业学院的实际,基于Unity3D平台,采用3DMAX为场景建模工具,通过java script和C#语言实现交互,最后与Html的整合完成集成虚拟校园的开发。

  4. 基于Android和Web Service的掌上校园系统的设计与实现%Design and Implementation of the Mobile Campus System for Yangzhou Polytechnic Institute based on Android and Web Service

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    张亮; 王超; 张宏彬

    2015-01-01

    With the rapid development of mobile network and smart phone,lots of students are eager to visit all kinds of campus information systems anywhere and anytime. In or-der to meet their need,a mobile campus system based on Android and Web Service is developed by the research team at Yangzhou Polytechnic Institute,the effectiveness of this system is proved in practical test.%随着移动互联网的高速发展和智能手机的迅速普及,广大师生迫切希望能够通过手机平台来随时访问校园各大信息服务系统,针对这一需求,扬州工业职业技术学院计算机科研服务团队选择Android平台,使用java和C# Web Service 技术,实现了掌上校园系统。经过校园网环境测试,取得了良好的效果。

  5. Diseño de un Modelo 3D del Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid con Realidad Virtual Design of a 3D Model with Virtual Reality of the Colombian Polytechnic Institute Jaime Isaza Cadavid

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    Sandra P Mateus

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo muestra el desarrollo de un Entorno Virtual de la Sede Poblado del Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid, utilizando técnicas de realidad virtual. Esto con el fin de obtener un modelo de la planta física de la Institución que proyecte su imagen, a través de una interfaz gráfica amigable basada en tecnología 3D. El trabajo fue realizado en las siguientes etapas: i caracterización de la planta física y diseño del modelo virtual, par lo que se seleccionaron 3DMax y Maya de Autodesk entre varias herramientas de modelado 3D y Unity como motor gráfico; ii creación de mapas UV; y iii proceso de texturización. Los resultados del entorno virtual desarrollado permiten al usuario navegar por la institución e interactuar con los diferentes espacios como si estuviera en un videojuego.This work shows the development of a Virtual Environment of the campus Poblado of the Colombian Polytechnic Jaime Isaza Cadavid, using virtual reality techniques. This with the aim of obtaining a model of the physical plant of the institution to project its image through a friendly graphical interface based on 3D technology. The work was developed following three main steps: i characterization of the physical and virtual design of the model, for which 3DMax and Maya of Autodesk were selected among the several tools for 3D modeling and Unity as graphics engine; ii creation of UV mapping; and iii texturing process. The results of the proposed virtual environment allow the user to navigate around the institution and interact with the different spaces as done with a video-game.

  6. 中澳教学模式对比分析--以清远职业技术学院为例%Comparative Analysis of Chinese and Australia Teaching Model--Take Qingyuan Polytechnic as an example

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    刘慧; 谭蕾蕾; 王燕

    2015-01-01

    Qingyuan Polytechnic in 2010 and the Australian Institute of TAFE signed a cooperation agreement, and in 2011 began to recruit the inaugural Australia-China International Business, the students, a total of 13. July 2014, the first graduates in Sino-Australia cooperation appeared. This paper will discuss the teaching mode respectively China and Australia, and will carry out comparative analysis of these two modes of teaching, but also to introduce students to the evaluation of China and Australia teaching mode, in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of two teaching mode, summed advantage Australia where teaching mode, and give some inspiration to domestic vocational colleges.%2010年清远职业技术学院与澳大利亚TAFE学院签订了合作协议,并于2011年开始招收了首届中澳国际商务班的学生,共13名。2014年7月有了第一届中澳合作的毕业生。本文将从分别论述中方及澳方的教学模式,并将这两个教学模式进行对比分析,同时也引入学生对中方和澳方教学模式的评价,深入分析两种教学模式的优劣,总结出澳方教学模式的优势所在,并给予国内高职院校一定的启示。

  7. 高职非英语专业学生利用智能手机辅助英语学习行为研究——以广东农工商职业技术学院为例%Research on Behavior of Non-English Majors in Polytechnics Using Smart Phones to Assist English Learning—Taking Guangdong AIB Polytechnic College as an Example

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    陈秀娟

    2015-01-01

    研究调查了非英语专业学生利用智能手机辅助英语学习的行为,发现使用QQ、微信、YouTube视频点播、录音播放、电子邮件等辅助英语学习的行为较普及,英语程度高的学生比英语程度低的学生更经常利用智能手机辅助英语学习,女生比男生更经常利用智能手机辅助英语学习.文章指出,英语教师必须进行深入的研究,引导学生合理利用智能手机的强大功能以及移动互联网提供的海量资源,以促进学生知识的拓展与内化.%This research investigates the behavior of non-English majors in polytechnics using smart phones to assist English learning and finds that it is very common among the students to assist English learning using QQ, WeChat, YouTube, record playing, email, etc. The research also finds that students with higher English proficiency level use such media more often than those with lower proficiency level, and that female students use such media more often than their male counterparts. This paper poses that English teachers should carry on further research and direct students to make proper use of the powerful functions of smart phones and numerous resources provided by mobile Internet so as to help students expand their learning scope and internalize what they learn.

  8. 77 FR 33198 - Marine Mammals; File No. 17159

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    2012-06-05

    .... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 26, 2012, notice was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 17458) that a... Simon Nash, Parthenon Entertainment Ltd, 34 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LG, United Kingdom, to... primarily for a television documentary about Hawaiian wildlife that would be aired on Animal Planet in the...

  9. MeV ion beams generated by intense pulsed laser monitored by Silicon Carbide detectors

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    Calcagno, L.; Musumeci, P.; Cutroneo, M.; Torrisi, L.; La Via, F.; Ullschmied, Jiří

    Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2014, Č. 012009. ISSN 1742-6588. [Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications 2013 Conference (PPLA2013). Lecce (IT), 02.10.2013-04.10.2013] EU Projects: European Commission(XE) 284464 - LASERLAB-EUROPE Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : MeV ions * plasma * SiC detector * PALS Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers

  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. Hidden Cameras: Everything You Need to Know About Covert Recording, Undercover Cameras and Secret Filming Plomin Joe Hidden Cameras: Everything You Need to Know About Covert Recording, Undercover Cameras and Secret Filming 224pp £12.99 Jessica Kingsley 9781849056434 1849056439 [Formula: see text].

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    Last year, the Care Quality Commission issued guidance to families on using hidden cameras if they are concerned that their relatives are being abused or receiving poor care. The author was the undercover producer who exposed the abuse at Winterbourne View, near Bristol, in 2011 for BBC's Panorama. PMID:27484558

  12. 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 the number…

  13. A Community College Partnership with a For-Profit Education Corporation: A Case Study in Entrepreneurism

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    Kennedy, Ellen L.

    2013-01-01

    In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Higher Education Partners, LLC (formerly The Princeton Review), a for-profit education corporation, invested millions of dollars to create a facility and underwrite expenses to address a shortage of educational programs at Bristol Community College, a Massachusetts community college, with revenue to be divided…

  14. The production deployment of IPv6 on WLCG

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    Bernier, J.; Campana, S.; Chadwick, K.; Chudoba, Jiří; Dewhurst, A.; Eliáš, Marek; Fayer, S.; Finnern, T.; Grigoras, C.; Hartmann, T.; Hoeft, B.; Idiculla, T.; Kelsey, D.P.; López Muñoz, F.; Macmahon, E.; Martelli, E.; Millar, A.P.; Nandakumar, R.; Ohrenberg, K.; Prelz, F.; Rand, D.; Sciabà, A.; Tigerstedt, U.; Voicu, R.; Walker, C.J.; Wildish, T.

    Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd., 2015, s. 052018. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics /21./ (CHEP2015). Okinawa (JP), 20150413] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13031 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : IPv6 * grid * distributed computing * WLCG Subject RIV: BF - Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics

  15. Structural studies of thin Mg films

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    Hruška, P.; Čížek, J.; Anwand, W.; Bulíř, Jiří; Lančok, Ján; Stráská, J.; Melikhova, O.; Procházka, I.

    Vol. 505. Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014 - (Hugenschmidt, C.; Piochacz, C.), "012024-1"-"012024-4" ISSN 1742-6588. [International workshop on slow positron beam techniques and applications /13./ (SLOPOS13). München (DE), 15.09.2013-20.09.2013] Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : Mg films * VEPAS * defects Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  16. Planning for distributed workflows: constraint-based coscheduling of computational jobs and data placement in distributed environments

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    Makatun, Dzmitry; Lauret, J.; Rudová, H.; Šumbera, Michal

    Vol. 608. Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd, 2015, 012028. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research (ACAT). Prague (CZ), 01.09.2014-05.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-20841S Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : data * CPU * STAR Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  17. On the Aharonov-Bohm Effect and Why Heisenberg Captures Nonlocality Better Than Schr\\"odinger

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    Aharonov, Yakir

    2013-01-01

    I discuss in detail the history of the Aharonov-Bohm effect in Bristol and my encounters with Akira Tonomura later on. I then propose an idea that developed following the publication of the Aharonov-Bohm effect, namely the importance of modulo momentum and Heisenberg representation in dealing with non-local quantum phenomena.

  18. Study of cache performance in distributed environment for data processing

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    Makatun, D.; Lauret, J.; Šumbera, Michal

    Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014, 012016. ISSN 1742-6588. [15th International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research (ACAT2013). Beijing (CN), 16.05.2013-21.05.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-20841S Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : STAR collaboration Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  19. Soltionic solutions generated by quantum groups

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Vol. 633. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2015, 012141. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences /4./ - IC-MSquare2015. Mykonos (GR), 05.06.2015-08.06.2015] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : quantum groups * affine Toda system * soliton solutions Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/633/1/012141

  20. Comparison of conformal Toda model quantisation approaches

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Vol. 622. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2015, 012003. ISSN 1742-6588. [3rd International Conference on Science & Engineering in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics 2015 (ScieTech 2015). Bali (ID), 31.01.2015-01.02.2015] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Toda models Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/622/1/012003

  1. Soliton solutions for higher grading affine Toda from quantum algebras

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Bristol: IOP, 2015, 012001. ISSN 1755-1307. [2nd International Conference on Geological, Geographical, Aerospace and Earth Sciences 2014 (AeroEarth 2014). Bali (ID), 11.10.2014-12.10.2014] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Lie algebra s * integrable models * affine Toda model Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1755-1315/23/1/012001

  2. Quantum group perturbative formalism for affine Toda models

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Vol. 615. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2015, 012010. ISSN 1742-6588. [9th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields (IARD 2014). Storrs (US), 09.06.2014-13.06.2014] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Toda models Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/615/1/012010

  3. Setting up a STAR Tier 2 Site at Golias/Prague Farm

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    Chaloupka, Petr; Jakl, Pavel; Kapitán, Jan; Zerola, Michal; Lauret, J.

    Vol. 219. Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2010 - (Gruntorad, J.; Lokajíček, M.), 072031 ISSN 1742-6588. [17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP). Prague (CZ), 21.05.2009-27.05.2009] Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : STAR Collaboration * RHIC * High Energy Nuclear Physics Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Luminescent properties of Gd.sub.3./sub.(Al,Ga).sub.5./sub.O.sub.12./sub. crystal co-doped with Ce and M.sup.4+./sup

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    Kurosawa, S.; Kamada, K.; Pejchal, Jan; Shoji, Y.; Ohashi, Y.; Yokota, Y.; Yoshikawa, A.

    Bristol: IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2015, 012039. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications /6./. Leeds (GB), 27.07.2014-01.08.2014] Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : GAGG * scintillation * co- doping Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  7. Functional structural similarity between insect and human hearts: Electrocardiography of insect hearts for screening of new cardioactive drugs

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    Sláma, Karel; Aulický, R.; Lukáš, J.

    Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2013, s. 5-12. ISBN 978-989-8565-78-5. [Cardiotechnik 2013: International Congress on Cardiomuscular Technologies. Algarve (PT), 19.09.2013-21.09.2013] Grant ostatní: GA ČR(CZ) QJI310057 Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : peristaltic myocardial contractions * tubular heart * heart beat reversal Subject RIV: ED - Physiology

  8. Self-similarity of proton spin and z-scaling

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    Tokarev, M. V.; Zborovský, Imrich

    Vol. 678. Bristol: IOP Publishing, Ltd., 2016, s. 012044. ISSN 1742-6588. [16th Workshop on High Energy Spin Physics (D-SPIN). Dubna (RU), 08.09.2015-12.09.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LG14004 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : z-scaling * proton-proton collisions * self-similarity Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics

  9. Upgrade of the ALICE Inner Tracking System

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    Kushpil, Svetlana

    Vol. 675. Bristol: IOP Publishing, Ltd., 2016, s. 012038. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Particle Physics and Astrophysics. Moscow (RU), 05.10.2015-10.10.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13031 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : ALICE detector * LHC * electronics readout Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  10. Humanoid Robot Arm Adaptive Control: Experimental Implementation

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    Said G. Khan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, a partially model based adaptive control of humanoid robot arm is presented. The aim of the adaptive control scheme is to deal with the uncertain parameters in its own dynamic model such as link masses or actuators inertias as well as to cope with changing dynamics in the tasks like passing objects between a human and a robot. The main idea here is to derive a dynamic model of the robot’s arm via a software package and parameterized it. Then, employ the adaptive control scheme to identify uncertain parameters such as link masses and actuator inertias online. This scheme will also be suitable for the tasks where robot is lifting weight and or passing an object to a human or vice versa (which is the ultimate goal of this work. The adaptive scheme is simulated and experimentally tested on the Bristol Robotics Laboratory humanoid Bristol- Elumotion-Robot-Torso (BERT Arm. Humanoid BERT robot is developed as a collaboration between Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Elumotion (a Bristol based robotic company.

  11. 77 FR 38317 - Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

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    2012-06-27

    ... outreach and education; 5. Fostering communication and coordination among State, tribal, and Federal... Protection Agency watershed analysis regarding potential impacts of large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay... available for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting and will be posted on the Council's Web...

  12. The Design and Development of a Post-Mortem Room Complex

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    Osborne, A. D.

    1977-01-01

    The design of a post-mortem room complex to serve the needs of three separate organizations on the campus of the University of Bristol's Veterinary Field Station is described. Comments are made on disadvantages that have become apparent during eight years of use. (Author/LBH)

  13. Student-Authored Hypermedia in Veterinary Anatomy: Teaching and Learning Outcomes of Group Project Work.

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    Garvin, Anthony; Carrington, Stephen

    1997-01-01

    Describes the Directed-Self Education program at the University of Bristol (England) for undergraduate small-group project work in veterinary science that was designed to support students in developing personal study and information technology skills. It also produced student-authored hypermedia tools which could be repurposed by staff as teaching…

  14. Correlations and flavors in jets in ALICE

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    Křížek, Filip

    Vol. 668. Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd., 2016, s. 012018. ISSN 1742-6588. [15th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter (SQM). Dubna (RU), 06.07.2015-11.07.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13031 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : collisions * ALICE collaboration Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  15. Low-energy d plus d fusion via the Trojan Horse Method

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    Tumino, A.; Spitaleri, C.; Mukhamedzhanov, A. M.; Typel, S.; Aliotta, M.; Burjan, Václav; Del Santo, M. G.; Kiss, G.G.; Kroha, Václav; Hons, Zdeněk; La Cognata, M.; Lamia, L.; Mrázek, Jaromír; Pizzone, R. G.; Piskoř, Štěpán; Rapisarda, G. G.; Romano, S.; Sergi, M. L.; Sparta, R.

    Vol. 436. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2013, 012073. ISSN 1742-6588. [10th International Conference on Custering Aspects of Nuclear Structure and Dynamics (CLUSTER'12). Debrecen (HU), 24.09.2012-28.09.2012] Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : Trojan horse methods * Burning temperature * Standard big bang nucleosynthesis Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  16. Cross-section studies of important neutron and relativistic deuteron reactions

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    Wagner, Vladimír; Suchopár, Martin; Vrzalová, Jitka; Chudoba, Petr; Herman, Tomáš; Svoboda, Ondřej; Geier, B.; Krása, Antonín; Majerle, Mitja; Kugler, Andrej; Adam, J.; Baldine, A.; Furman, W.; Kadykov, M. G.; Khushvaktov, J.; Solnyshkin, A. A.; Tsoupko-Sitnikov, V. V.; Tyutyunikov, S.; Zavorka, L.; Vladimirova, N.; Bielewicz, M.; Kilim, S.; Szuta, M.; Strugalska-Gola, E.

    Vol. 533. Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014, 012052. ISSN 1742-6588. [20th International School on Nuclear Physics, Neutron Physics and Applications. Varna (BG), 16.09.2013-22.09.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LG14004 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : cross-sections * copper * neutron source Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  17. Studies of neutron cross-sections important for spallation experiments using the activation method

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    Vrzalová, Jitka; Chudoba, Petr; Krása, Antonín; Majerle, Mitja; Suchopár, Martin; Svoboda, Ondřej; Wagner, Vladimír

    Vol. 533. Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014, 012051. ISSN 1742-6588. [20th International School on Nuclear Physics, Neutron Physics and Applications. Varna (BG), 16.09.2013-22.09.2013] Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : neutron cross-section * activation method * TALYS Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  18. The Czech Republic

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    Straková, Jana

    Bristol: Policy Press, 2008 - (Kogan, I.; Gebel, M.; Noelke, C.), s. 123-150 ISBN 978 1 84742 064 0 R&D Projects: GA MPS(CZ) 1J/005/04-DP2 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : education system * labour market * social policies Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  19. A Festival of Contemporary Science for Science Teachers

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    Harrison, Tim; Berry, Bryan; Shallcross, Dudley

    2010-01-01

    In this article, the authors describe the first Festival of Contemporary Science for Science Teachers which was held in January 2010. Focusing on a number of leading-edge science topics, this new festival was organised by Bristol ChemLabS, in collaboration with the Science Learning Centre South West, and involved academics from several departments…

  20. Emergence of Simple Patterns in Complex Atomic Nuclei from First Principles

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    Dytrych, Tomáš; Launey, K. D.; Draayer, J. P.; Maris, P.; Vary, J. P.; Langr, D.; Oberhuber, T.

    Vol. 636. Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd., 2015 - (PadillaRodal, E.), s. 012008 ISSN 1742-6588. [38th Symposium on Nuclear Physics (Cocoyoc). Cocoyoc (MX), 06.01.2015-09.01.2015] Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : Shell model * electron scattering * light nuclei Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics

  1. 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)

  2. Self-similarity of strangeness production in pp collisions at RHIC

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    Tokarev, M. V.; Zborovský, Imrich

    Vol. 668. Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd., 2016, s. 012087. ISSN 1742-6588. [15th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter (SQM). Dubna (RU), 06.07.2015-11.07.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LG14004 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : transverse momentum spectra * STAR collaboration * PHENIX collaboration Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics

  3. Influence of diamond and graphite bonds on mechanical properties of DLC thin films

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    Písařík, Petr; Jelínek, Miroslav; Kocourek, Tomáš; Remsa, Jan; Zemek, Josef; Lukeš, J.; Šepitka, J.

    Bristol: IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2015, 012008. ISSN 1742-6588. [International laser physics workshop /23./ (LPHYS'14). Sofia (BG), 14.07.2014-18.07.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA13-33056S Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : thin films * pulsed laser deposition * mechanical properties * diamond and graphite bonds Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  4. Laser produced highly charged Ta ions

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    Haseroth, H.; Collier, J.; Kuttenberger, A.; Lanhbein, K.; Sherwood, T. R.; Králiková, Božena; Krása, Josef; Láska, Leoš; Mašek, Karel; Pfeifer, Miroslav; Rohlena, Karel; Skála, Jiří; Trenda, Pavel; Parys, P.; Wolowski, J.; Woryna, E.; Mróz, W.; Roudskoy, I.; Shamaev, O.; Sharkov, B.; Shumshurov, A.; Bryunetkin, B. A.

    Bristol : Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd., 1995 - (Rose, S.), s. 293-296 - (Institute of Physics Conference Series.. 140). [European Conference in Laser Interaction with Matter (ECLIM) /23./. Oxford (GB), 19.09.1994-23.09.1994] Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers

  5. Quasi-monoenergetic proton beams by laser-plasma X-rays

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    Delle Side, D.; Krása, Josef; Nassisi, V.; Velardi, L.

    Vol. 508. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2014, "012003-1"-"012003-7". ISSN 1742-6588. [Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications 2013 Conference (PPLA2013). Lecce (IT), 02.10.2013-04.10.2013] Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : ions * laser ablation Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics

  6. Magnetic properties of TCr2O4 (T = Co, Ni) fine powders and TCr2O4/SiO2 nanocomposites

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    Mantlíková, A.; Vejpravová, J.P.; Holec, Petr; Plocek, Jiří; Nižňanský, D.

    Vol. 18. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2011, 032022. ISSN 1757-8981. - (Symposium). [International Congress on Ceramics /3./. Osaka (JP), 14.11.2010-18.11.2010] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP108/10/1250 Keywords : NICR2O4 * nanocomposites Subject RIV: CA - Inorganic Chemistry

  7. ACr(2)O(4)/SiO2 (A = Zn, Cu, Cd) nanocomposites, their preparation and physical properties

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    Holec, Petr; Vejpravová, J.; Plocek, Jiří; Němec, I.; Kitazawa, H.; Nižňanský, D.

    Vol. 18. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2011, 032024. ISSN 1757-8981. - (Symposium). [International Congress on Ceramics /3./. Osaka (JP), 14.11.2010-18.11.2010] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP108/10/1250 Keywords : Magnetic-structure * Chlorine gas * Spinels * Sensors * Ceramic materials Subject RIV: CA - Inorganic Chemistry

  8. Observation of surface effects in La-doped CoFe2O 4/SiO2 nanocomposites

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    Burianova, S.; Vejpravová, J.; Holec, Petr; Nižňanský, D.; Plocek, Jiří

    Vol. 18. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2011, 022015. ISSN 1757-8981. - (Symposium). [International Congress on Ceramics /3./. Osaka (JP), 14.11.2010-18.11.2010] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP108/10/1250 Keywords : Amorphous Silica matrix * Applied field * Blocking temperature * Cation distributions * Field cooled Subject RIV: CA - Inorganic Chemistry

  9. Time Past: Impacts of ICT on the Pedagogic Discourse in the Interactive Project

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    Ingram, Neil R.

    2016-01-01

    The "pedagogic discourse" can describe the power relations and fields of influence within schools. This article extends the approach to include ICT-mediated learning in schools by considering evidence from the InterActive project, undertaken by the University of Bristol, England, in 2000-04. The article also considers how the pedagogic…

  10. 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…

  11. 78 FR 55777 - Proposed Information Collection (VA, National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, Event...

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    2013-09-11

    ... 20420 or email: matt.bristol@va.gov . Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0759'' in any... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (VA, National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, Event... Programs and Special Events (NVSP), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity...

  12. 75 FR 9277 - Proposed Information Collection (VA National Rehabilitation Special Events, Event Registration...

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    2010-03-01

    ...), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: matt.bristol@va.gov... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (VA National Rehabilitation Special Events, Event Registration... Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection...

  13. Quantum control and the challenge of non-Hermitian model-building

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    Znojil, Miloslav

    Vol. 624. Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd, 2015, 012011. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Quantum Control, Exact or Peturbative, Linear or Nonlinear. Mexico City (MX), 22.10.2014-24.10.2014] Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : mechanics * Hamiltonians * operators Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics

  14. Sensitivity analysis of the effect of initial imperfections on the stress state in the crack-prone areas of breathing webs

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    Kala, Z.; Kala, J.; Škaloud, Miroslav; Teplý, B.

    Londýn : Institute of Physics Publishing Bristol and Philadelphia, 2004 - (Louglan, J.), s. 969 ISBN 0-7503-1006-5. [Thin-Walled Structures. Loughborough (GB), 22.06.2004-24.06.2004] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA103/03/0233 Keywords : fatigue * sensitivity * steel girder Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  15. Antibaryon-nucleus bound states

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    Hrtánková, Jaroslava; Mareš, Jiří

    Vol. 599. Bristol: IOP, 2015, 012007. ISSN 1742-6588. [3rd Workshop on FAIRNESS - FAIR Next Generation Scientists. Vierti sul Mare (IT), 22.09.2014-27.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP203/12/2126 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : Sigma * potentials Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics

  16. The Effect of an Integrative Parent Education Program on Quality of Life for Families of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    White, Caroline Jane

    2010-01-01

    Families of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) exhibit decreases in cohesion and adaptability, increased social isolation (Higgins et al., 2005), higher levels of marital dissatisfaction (Hastings et al., 2005), and overall disruption to daily life (Bristol et al., 1988). Research has provided evidence of higher levels of stress,…

  17. 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 Management"--a field in…

  18. Temperature dependent luminescence characteristics of KBe.sub.2./sub.BO.sub.3./sub.F.sub.2./sub. and RbBe.sub.2./sub.BO.sub.3./sub.F.sub.2./sub

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    Martinčík, Jiří; Babin, Vladimir; Liu, L.; Wang, X.; Chen, C.T.; Beitlerová, Alena; Mihóková, Eva; Nikl, Martin

    Bristol: IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2015, Č. 012015. ISSN 1757-8981. [Europhysical conference on defects in insulating materials /12./ (EURODIM 2014). Canterbury (GB), 13.07.2014-18.07.2014] R&D Projects: GA TA ČR TA01011017 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : temperature dependence * luminescence * KBBF * RBBF Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  19. Comparison of conformal Toda model quantisation approaches

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Vol. 622. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2015, 012003. ISSN 1742-6588. [3rd International Conference on Science & Engineering in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics 2015 (ScieTech 2015). Bali (ID), 31.01.2015-01.02.2015] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Toda models Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/622/1/012003

  20. Soltionic solutions generated by quantum groups

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Vol. 633. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2015, 012141. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences /4./ - IC-MSquare2015. Mykonos (GR), 05.06.2015-08.06.2015] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : quantum groups * affine Toda system * soliton solutions Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/633/1/012141

  1. Soliton solutions for higher grading affine Toda from quantum algebras

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Bristol : IOP, 2015, 012001. ISSN 1755-1307. [2nd International Conference on Geological, Geographical, Aerospace and Earth Sciences 2014 (AeroEarth 2014). Bali (ID), 11.10.2014-12.10.2014] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Lie algebra s * integrable models * affine Toda model Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1755-1315/23/1/012001

  2. Quantum group perturbative formalism for affine Toda models

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Vol. 615. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2015, 012010. ISSN 1742-6588. [9th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields (IARD 2014). Storrs (US), 09.06.2014-13.06.2014] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Toda models Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/615/1/012010

  3. N.H. Schools Focus on Competency

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    Gewertz, Catherine

    2012-01-01

    Brittany Rollins is hanging out a lot at the local animal shelter this year. Delving into the issue of pet euthanasia and writing about it will help her earn English/language arts credits toward graduation. The 17-year-old senior at Newfound Regional High School, in the rural central New Hampshire town of Bristol, is part of one of the most…

  4. 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 focuss

  5. 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)

  6. Analysis of motion of solid hydrogen tracer particles in oscillating superfluid flows

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    Zemma, E.; Luzuriaga, J.; Babuin, Simone

    Vol. 568. Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014, "012029-1"-"012029-5". ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT 2014) /27./. Buenos Aires (AR), 06.08.2014-13.08.2014] Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : turbulent flow * oscillator * low temperature effects * Reynolds number * superfluid helium * temperature Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  7. Computer analysis of nuclear track emulsion exposed to thermal neutrons and Cf source

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    Mamatkulov, K. Z.; Ambrožová, Iva; Artemenkov, D. A.; Bradnova, V.; Kamanin, D. V.; Kattabekov, R. R.; Majling, Lubomír; Marey, A.; Ploc, Ondřej; Rusakova, V. V.; Stanoeva, R.; Turek, Karel; Zaitsev, A. A.; Zarubin, P. I.; Zarubina, I. G.

    Vol. 675. Bristol: IOP Publishing, Ltd., 2016, s. 022012. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Particle Physics and Astrophysics . Moscow (RU), 05.10.2015-10.10.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LG14004 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : nuclear track emulsion Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics

  8. 76 FR 16819 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Consortium for...

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    2011-03-25

    ..., Dayton, OH; E2 Project Management LLC, Rockaway, NJ; El Dorado Engineering Inc., Salt Lake City, UT; Engineering and Management Executives Inc. (EME), Alexandria, VA; Erigo Technologies, LLC, Enfield, NH; EXPLO... Custom Automation, Grand Prairie, TX; Humanistic Robotics, Inc., Bristol, PA; Malocom Pirnie,...

  9. D–D nuclear fusion induced by laser-generated plasma at 10.sup.16./sup. W cm.sup.-2./sup. intensity

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    Torrisi, L.; Cavallaro, S.; Cutroneo, M.; Krása, Josef; Klir, D.

    Bristol : IOP, 2014, s. 1-4. ISSN 0031-8949. [PLASMA-2013: International Conference on Research and Applications of Plasmas. Warsaw (PL), 02.09.2013-06.09.2013] Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : D-D fusion * laser-generated plasma * plasma diagnostics * proton detection * neutron detection Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics

  10. Physicist challenges prevailing view of math

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    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)

  11. [Raamat] / Elisa Loopealne

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    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

  12. 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…

  13. Investigation of the F-19(p,alpha)O-16 reaction in the THM framework

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    La Cognata, M.; Mukhamedzhanov, A. M.; Indelicato, I.; Cherubini, S.; Coc, A.; Gulino, M.; Kroha, Václav; Lamia, L.; Mrázek, Jaromír; Pizzone, R. G.; Rapisarda, G. G.; Romano, S.; Sergi, M. L.; Spitaleri, C.

    Vol. 420. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2013, 012139. ISSN 1742-6588. [11th International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions (NN2012). San Antonio, Texas (US), 27.05.2012-01.06.2012] Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : Asymptotic giant branch stars * Coulomb barrier * Resonant structures * Trojan horse Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  14. The implications of the Human Tissue Act 2004 for dentistry.

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    Forsyth, Laura; Woof, Marcus

    2006-12-23

    Partly as a consequence of the inquiries into the events at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital (Alder Hey), the Government recently enacted the Human Tissue Act 2004. The main provisions of the Act came into force on 1 September 2006 and have potential implications for dentists. PMID:17183410

  15. Alaskan Salmon and Gen R: Hunting, Fishing to Cultivate Ecological Mindfulness

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    Mueller, Michael P.

    2015-01-01

    Can mining and fisheries co-exist in Bristol Bay, Alaska? To delve into this interesting tension, I expand on Clay Pierce's (this special issue) thoughtful analysis of genetically modified salmon and AquaBounty Technologies, where he explores actor-network theory in relation to scientific literacy and schooling. Further, my essay explores the…

  16. 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).

  17. Phenotypic and genetic variation in two North American arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) stocks cultured in recirculating aquaculture systems

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    Arctic charr were obtained as eggs from two North American sources, an eastern (Fraser River, Canada) and a western (Bristol Bay, Alaska) stock. Fish from each family (n=38) were pit tagged at approximately 12 months post-hatch (eastern mean+SE=247+/-13g, western mean+SE=220+/-g) and stocked commun...

  18. Informacja Naukowa BG UMK jako „sztab przeciwpowodziowy” w akcji ratowania zalanych księgozbiorów Dolnego Śląska

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    Bednarek-Michalska, Bożena

    1999-01-01

    Artykuł ten został także wygłoszony jako referat 5.09.98 r. na międzynarodowej konferencji naukowej „Disaster and After. The Practicalities of Information Service in Times of War and other Catastrophes” organizowanej w Anglii przez University of Bristol i IGLA (The International Group of the Library Association).

  19. The impact of the 'Sea Empress' oil spill on seabass recruitment

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    Young-of-the-year (O-group) sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) were collected during 1996 from 12 inshore sites in the Bristol Channel in order to investigate possible effects of the Sea Empress oil spill on their growth and survival. O-group bass were more abundant on the south side of the Bristol Channel than in South Wales nurseries, and particularly scarce within Milford Haven. Some bass caught in nursery areas on the north Cornish coast had spawned in early March, but only fish spawned after late April appeared in South Wales nurseries, where the first arrival data of bass post-larvae was later than in nursery areas in north Devon and Cornwall. O-group bass grew faster within the latter nurseries than in the north coast of the Bristol Channel, where a much higher proportion of fish failed to reach 60 mm, the critical length for survival through the first winter. There were no significant differences in fish condition or in the weight of their stomach contents between sites. Whilst the Sea Empress oil spill may have contributed to the differences in the survival of early-spawned bass larvae and the abundance of O-group bass in nursery areas on either side of the Bristol Channel, these differences are likely to be less significant than the year to year variation due to natural causes. (author)

  20. 77 FR 65405 - National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions

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    2012-10-26

    ..., Roughly, Holston, 7th, 8th, & Watauga Aves., Haynes, Orchard, Clyde Reser, Reynolds, & Weise Sts., Bristol, 12000945 Williamson County Franklin City Cemetery, N. Margin St. between 3rd & 4th Aves. N., Franklin, 12000946 Rest Haven Cemetery, N. Margin St. between 4th & 5th Aves. N., Franklin, 12000947 A request...

  1. A Research on the Coping Style of Mongolian College Students in Polytechnic Universities and its Influencing Factors%理工类高校蒙古族学生应付方式及其影响因素研究

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    格根图雅; 超宝罕

    2015-01-01

    理工类高校蒙古族大学生应付方式总体上是积极、成熟的,但在与汉族学生的比较中发现蒙古族大学生更多采用自责、幻想等消极应付方式。蒙古族大学生重情义、感性、随和,做事认真严谨、坚韧、吃苦耐劳的人格特征有助于他们采用解决问题等积极应付方式,但较低水平的自我价值感又阻碍他们采用积极应付方式。蒙古族大学生得到了来自社会、家庭各方面的支持,感受到了更多的温暖,这将有利于他们采取积极的应付方式。整班建制班级建设制度对蒙古族大学生的应付方式产生一定积极影响。%The coping style of the Mongolian college students in polytechnic universities is generally positive and mature .However ,compared with Han nationality students ,it is discovered that Mongolian students uses more passive coping style such as self‐accusation and imagination .Mongolian students attach more stress on ties of friendship .Also ,they are more sensitive ,easy‐going ,hard‐working ,strict ,and tough .All these characters are helpful for them to adopt more positive coping styles .But the low level of self‐value is an obstacle for it .Mongolian students get support from society and families .They feel the more warmth ,which is a beneficial factor for them to use positive coping style .Class construction system will have positive influence on the coping style of Mongolian students .

  2. 校园大气环境中可吸入颗粒物的监测研究——以北京工业职业技术学院为例%Research on Campus Atmospheric Inhalable Particles Monitoring --Taking Beijing Polytechnic College for Example

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    赵汝星; 苏艳飞; 翁佳宾; 谢安; 张恩送; 王朋飞

    2012-01-01

    为了确定在常规天气时校园内空气是否适合师生从事室外活动,使用相关监测仪器对北京工业职业技术学院校园及周边空气中的粉尘进行了监测。通过分析监测数据,了解了各种相关气象因素对空气中可吸入颗粒物的影响,最终得到了在常规天气条件下,北京工业职业技术学院校园内空气质量达到二级以上国家标准(即适宜从事室外活动)的结论。%In order to determine whether the campus air is suitable for outdoor activities in routine weather, monitoring instruments are used to monitor the dust concentration of Beijing Polytechnic College and surrounding environment. According to the analysis of monitoring data, we know the influence of meteorological factors on air breathing dust (inhalable particles). Then a conclusion can be obtained that the air quality in campus of Beijing Polytechnic College reaches more than twice the national standards in routine weather conditions, i.e. , suitable for outdoor activities.

  3. New York Polytechnic: Tiffany of Subway Schools

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    Bard, Bernard

    1975-01-01

    Through intensive student recruitment, faculty planning, new undergraduate programs and acquisitioning of research and endowment money PINY, previously close to bankruptcy, is now approaching its goal of becoming the great technological university of New York. (KE)

  4. DMM-2013, Concert: Gavrilovski Goce, suite, partita for piano, solo: Осамен, Напевен воздив (2011) Polytechnics- The music of the XX-th Century

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    Gavrilovski, Goce

    2013-01-01

    Денови на македонска музика 2013 - Изведено: 08.04.2013 Композитор: Гоце Гавриловски; Дело: Осамен, Напевен воздив (2011); Polytechnics- The music of the XX-th Century, Suite, Partita for piano- solo; Technics: Atonality, Sonority, Punctualism, Aleatory, Minimalism, Folklore. Пијано: Мимоза Ќека

  5. 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…

  6. 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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    Maximilien Brice

    2008-01-01

    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

  7. 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

  8. [6.-9. novembrini 2007 leidis aset üritus "Eesti kirjanikud Eesti raamatukogudes"

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    2007-01-01

    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

  9. Shigatoxin-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome: current molecular mechanisms and future therapies

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Lindsay S Keir,1 Stephen D Marks,2 Jon Jin Kim21Academic Renal Unit, University of Bristol, Bristol; 2Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, United KingdomAbstract: Hemolytic uremic syndrome is the leading cause of acute kidney injury in childhood. Ninety percent of cases are secondary to gastrointestinal infection with shigatoxin-producing bacteria. In this review, we discuss the molecular mechanisms of shigatoxin leading to hemolytic uremic syndrome and the emerging role of the complement system and vascular endothelial growth factor in its pathogenesis. We also review the evidence for treatment options to date, in particular antibiotics, plasma exchange, and immunoadsorption, and link this to the molecular pathology. Finally, we discuss future avenues of treatment, including shigatoxin-binding agents and complement inhibitors, such as eculizumab.Keywords: hemolytic uremic syndrome, shigatoxin, diarrhea, Escherichia coli, complement, alternative pathway, eculizumab

  10. Beautifully strange

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    2009-04-01

    The list of famous Bristolians is an illustrious one. The Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, for example, is recognized everywhere in Bristol for his many iconic structures, even though he was not born, bred or even resident in the city. Another well-known son of the city is the Hollywood legend Cary Grant, born as Archie Leach in the suburb of Horfield and now commemorated with a striking bronze statue outside Bristol's hands-on science museum. The physicist Paul Dirac actually went to the same elementary school as Grant/Leach, and the abstract sculpture dedicated to him stands just a stone's throw away from Grant's bronze likeness. Dirac also has a building named after him: Dirac House, the headquarters of IOP Publishing (which publishes Physics World).

  11. The pion's pioneers

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    In 1946, a band of intrepid physicists took a batch of a new kind of photographic emulsion up the Pic du Midi in the French Pyrenees to expose them to cosmic rays. After analysing the results at Bristol, C. M. G. Lattes, H. Muirhead, G. P. S. Occhialini and C. F. Powell were able to announce early the following year that they had seen the long-awaited pi meson, or pion, postulated by Yukawa in 1935 as the carrier of the strong nuclear force. This landmark discovery quickly revitalized particle physics after all its wartime upheavals. At the end of July, the H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory at Bristol was the scene of an unusual and memorable international conference to mark the 40th anniversary of this discovery

  12. EMSAM (deprenyl patch: how a promising antidepressant was underutilized [Corrigendum

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Asnis GM, Henderson MA. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2014;10:1911–1923.On page 1921 “[…] Dye and now Mylan Pharmaceutical took over the marketing of EMSAM from Bristol-Myers Squibb” should be “Dey and now Mylan Pharmaceutical took over the marketing of EMSAM from Bristol-Myers Squibb”.On page 1921 “Both Dye and Mylan’s recent attempts at reanalysis […]” should be “Both Dey and Mylan’s recent attempts at reanalysis […]”.On page 1921 “With over 14 years left in the patent of EMSAM, [...]” should be “with 4 years left in the patent of EMSAM, [...]”. The authors apologize for these errors.Read the original article

  13. Exploration and Practice of Higher Vocational Colleges Universities-Plants Cooperation Training System Mode Shanxi Polytechnic Institute as an Example%高职校企合作模式的探索与实践-以陕西工业职业技术学院为例

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    王坤

    2015-01-01

    Shaanxi Polytechnic Institute positive build"plants in universities and universities in plants"-Higher vocational colleges universities-enterprise cooperation mode with enterprises.Established the training system"the universities-enterprise cooperation,and the combination of Engineering ",and competency-based curriculum system and social service system,the mode of"plants in universities and universities in plants"is universities-enterprise cooperation in training mode of a kind of innovation,proofed by practical.%本文通过陕西工业职业技术学院积极与企业共建“校中厂、厂中校”高职校企合作模式的探索与实践,建立了“校企合作、工学结合”人才培养体系、以能力为本位的专业课程体系和社会服务体系,实践证明“校中厂、厂中校”合作共建模式是一种创新的高职院校企合作人才培养模式。

  14. Discussion on the Construction of the board Secondary College in Higher Vocational Colleges--Taking Tangshan Polytechnic College as an Example%高职院校二级学院董事会建设探讨--以唐山工业职业技术学院为例

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    孙秀春

    2013-01-01

      高职院校的二级学院董事会能有效促进校企深度融合与合作,落实校企产学研合作,改变传统的院校管理模式,促进高职院校向办学主体多元化发展。本文以唐山工业职业技术学院陶瓷专业董事会二级分院探索与建设为例,通过分析二级学院董事会建设背景、现实意义、功能定位等,提出了在高职院校建立二级学院董事会的思路与问题。%  The board of secondary colleges can effectively promote the deeply integration and cooperation of school and enterprise, implement the cooperation of school-enterprise, and change the traditional management model of institutions to promote the diversified development of vocational colleges. Taking the exploration and construction of secondary branch college of ceramic professional board in Tangshan polytechnic college as an example, this thesis analyzes the construction background, practical significance and function of the board of secondary colleges, proposes the idea and problem of constructing the board of secondary colleges in higher vocational colleges.

  15. Accelerating Development of First-class Domestic Vocational Colleges by Core Leadership of Party in Colleges---Tongren Polytechnic College as an Example%发挥高校党委领导核心作用加快建设国内优质高职院校--以铜仁职业技术学院为例

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    黄小军

    2015-01-01

    党委领导下的校长负责制符合我国国情和高等教育发展规律。在坚持中国特色现代职业教育办学方向中,铜仁职业技术学院从办学方向、人才培养水平、办学机制和党委自身建设等方面充分发挥党委领导核心作用,培养本土化高端技能技术人才,主动服务地方产业转型升级发展,实现了学院跨越式发展。%President Accountability System under the leadership of the Party Committee is in line with our national con-ditions and the law of development of higher education.Tongren Polytechnic College gives full play to core leadership of the Party and realizes the great leap forward development from the direction of running a school, the level of personnel training, running mechanism and the Party self-construction and other aspects.

  16. A Brief Discussion on Practice Education: A Case Study on the Department of Applied Foreign Languages in Wuchang Polytechnic College%浅谈实践育人——以武昌职业学院外语学院为例

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    周晶晶

    2016-01-01

    Making full use of practice and actively carrying out the practice education are the vital means for higher vocational schools to strengthen and improve the education on students' ide-ology and politics. In order to improve the pertinence and effec-tiveness of practice education in ideological and political theory, this paper analyzes the educational practices in recent years of the Department of Applied Foreign Languages in Wuchang Poly-technic College.%充分利用实践环节,积极开展实践育人,是高等职业学校加强和改进学生思想政治教育的重要手段.为了有效提高高职院校思想政治教育中的实践育人的针对性和实效性,本文以武昌职业学院外语学院为例对"实践育人"进行了分析和探讨.

  17. Ainda a educação politécnica: o novo decreto da educação profissional e a permanência da dualidade estrutural Still polytechnic education: the new decree on professional education and the permanence of structural dualism

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    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available O ensaio analisa o recente decreto sobre educação profissional, nº 5.154/04, considerando os limites estruturais impostos pelo modo de produção capitalista à educação, que se manifestam no fenômeno da dualidade estrutural escolar. A partir daí, retoma a concepção de educação politécnica, como um (ainda novo horizonte de debate teórico, político e pedagógico para o campo da educação profissional.This article analyses the recently promulgated 5.154/04 decree on professional education, taking into account the structural limitations imposed by capitalism on education, manifested in the structural dualism of the school system. From there on, the article brings back the idea of polytechnic education as (still a new perspective for the theoretical, political and pedagogical debate on professional education.

  18. 职业院校的科研定位及特色——以宁夏职业技术学院为例%Location and Characteristics of Scientific Research in Higher Vocational Colleges: Ningxia Polytechnic as an Example

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    赵佳

    2013-01-01

    宁夏职业技术学院的科研工作定位应该是:科研反哺教学,以校企合作应用性科研为主,科研团队“双师型“,通过科研增强学校在社会的影响力.科研特色包括三个方面:一以项目为纽带,打造产学研科研团队;二是培育高职特色科研;三是创新科技管理机制.%The research work in Ningxia Polytechnic should be : nurturing teaching of scientific research, led by the cooperation between schools and enterprises applied scientific research, scientific research team of "double type" through scientific research and enhance the school's influence in society. Features include three areas of scientific research: a project to link build a scientific research team of production; the second is to cultivate the characteristics of higher vocational education and scientific research; third, innovation and technology management mechanism.

  19. 高职院校青年教师科研能力培养探析--以顺德职业技术学院为例%The Cultivation of Scientific Research Ability of the Young Teachers in Higher Vocational and Technical Colleges--Taking Shunde Polytechnic as an Example

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    罗恒; 成伟华

    2014-01-01

    The cultivation of scientific research ability of the young teachers is influenced by various factors in higher vocational and technical colleges due to its school type, level of education, management and other limitations, A new way is explored to cultivate young teacher's scientific research ability at Shunde Polytechnic through policy guidance, introduction of tutorial system, construction of scientific research and innovation team.%高职院校因在办学类型、办学层次、管理模式等方面的局限,使得其在青年教师科研能力培养方面受到多种因素掣肘。顺德职业技术学院通过政策引导,以科研导师制、科研创新团队等措施为抓手,探索了一条高职院校青年教师科研能力培养的新途径。

  20. An Explore into Modes of Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Vocational Colleges:A Case Study to Department of Commerce in Guangzhou City Polytechnic%高职院校分阶段、多层次创业教育模式探索——以广州城市职业学院商贸系实践为例

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    余彦蓉; 燕艳

    2012-01-01

    Although studies of entrepreneurship education in higher vocational colleges have been carried on, there is no comparatively mature theory system or frame of it. Based on the practice of entrepreneurship education in Guangzhou City Polytechnic, considering SELM of Sun Yat - sen University, this paper explains the content, teaching methods as well as evaluating norms of entrepreneurship education. It also explores into modes of entrepreneurship education in higher vocational colleges periodically through phases.%高职院校创业教育研究虽已进入起步阶段,但还未形成相对成熟的理论体系和框架,本文以广州城市职业学院的创业教育实践为基础,借鉴中山大学基于全球商业竞争的创业教育模式(SELM),阐述创业教育开展的具体内容、教学方法、教学评估指标,探索了分阶段、多层次的高职院校创业教育模式。

  1. New drugs in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia Novas drogas no tratamento da leucemia mielóide crônica

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    Daniela Cilloni; Antonia Rotolo; Paolo Nicoli; Marco Bosa; Giuseppe Saglio

    2008-01-01

    The introduction of the BCR-ABL kinase inhibitor, imatinib mesylate (Gleevec®, Novartis) led to significant changes in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) patients. However, despite the impressive percentage of responding patients, some CML cases, particularly those in advanced phases of the disease, show primary resistance or relapse after the initial response. The second-generation BCR-ABL inhibitors nilotinib (Tasigna®, Novartis) and dasatinib (Sprycel®, Bristol-Myers Squibb) ...

  2. Observational consequences of the local re-acceleration thick-target model

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    Varady, M.; Moravec, Z.; Karlický, Marian; Kašparová, Jana

    Bristol : Institute of Physics, 2013, 012013/1-012013/7. ISSN 1742-6588. - (Journal of Physics Conference Series. 440). [Eclipse on the Coral Sea: Cycle 24 Ascending. Palm Cove (AU), 12.11.2012-16.11.2012] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP209/10/1680; GA ČR GAP209/12/0103 Institutional support: RVO:67985815 Keywords : solar-flares * particle acceleration * electrons Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics

  3. Self-consistent studies of the dipole response in neutron rich nuclei using realistic potentials

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    Knapp, F.; Lo Iudice, N.; Veselý, Petr; Andreozzi, F.; De Gregorio, G.; Porrino, A.

    Vol. 580. Bristol : IOP Publishing, Ltd, 2015, 012055. ISSN 1742-6588. [11th International Spring Seminar on Nuclear Physics - Shell Model and Nuclear Structure - Achievements of the Past Two Decades. Ischia (IT), 12.05.2014-16.05.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-07117S Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : self-consistent * chiral potential * three-body contact Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics

  4. Identifying key Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI) dimensions associated with academic success amongst postgraduate medical students

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    Rashid-Doubell, Fiza; Cuculescu-Santana, Mirela

    2012-01-01

    Many elements have been identified as contributors of academic success amongst medical students but to group these components in order to develop guidelines for intervention strategies is atypical. One such tool which could allow this possibility is the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI) developed by the University of Bristol. ELLI is an online self-assessment instrument which identifies and measures the dimensions of learner development. It comprises of 90 key questions used to ...

  5. Consumer expectations of the quality of pork produced in sustainable outdoor systems

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    Scholderer, Joachim; Bredahl, Lone; Magnussen, Maria

    2004-01-01

    A total of 2451 consumers from Denmark, Sweden, France and the UK were recruited for participation in mail surveys in summer 2002. In Denmark and Sweden, samples were drawn on a nation-wide basis with quotas on region. In France and the UK, samples were drawn locally in the Clermont-Ferrand and South Bristol/Taunton regions. The survey questionnaire included modules on meat consumption habits, quality expectations, attitudes and buying intentions, both with regard to pork produced in conventi...

  6. Energy drinks mixed with alcohol: misconceptions, myths, and facts

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    Verster, Joris

    2012-01-01

    Joris C Verster1, Christoph Aufricht2, Chris Alford31Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Pharmacology, Utrecht, The Netherlands; 2Medical University of Vienna, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Währinger Gürtel, Wien, Austria; 3University of the West of England, Psychology Department, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, UKBackground: Whilst energy drinks improve performanc...

  7. On-line Model Structure Selection for Estimation of Plasma Boundary in a Tokamak

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    Škvára, Vít; Šmídl, Václav; Urban, Jakub

    Bristol: Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd, 2015, 012010. ISSN 1742-6588. [12th European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis (ACD 2015). Pilsen (CZ), 19.11.2015] Institutional support: RVO:67985556 ; RVO:61389021 Keywords : model structure estimation * tokamak * plasma boundary Subject RIV: BC - Control Systems Theory; BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics (UFP-V) http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2015/AS/skvara-0450942.pdf

  8. Contemporary grandparenting: changing family relationships in global contexts

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    Timonen, Virpi

    2012-01-01

    PUBLISHED Bristol This chapter focuses on grandparenting in families where members of the middle generation have divorced or separated. Grandparents’ roles in divorced and separated families range from intensive co-parenting to situations where they experience a drastic reduction or complete withdrawal of contact with grandchildren. The findings are in line with the argument that paternal grandparents tend to experience greater difficulties than maternal grandparents in securing what th...

  9. Publicising chemistry in a multicultural society through chemistry outreach

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    Joyce D. Sewry; Norman, Nicholas C.; Dudley E. Shallcross; Harrison, Timothy G.; Davies-Coleman, Michael T.

    2011-01-01

    Given the emphasis in Higher Education on community engagement in South Africa and the importance of international collaboration, we discuss a joint approach to chemistry outreach in two countries on two continents with widely differing target school audiences. We describe the history of the partnership between the chemistry departments at Rhodes University and the University of Bristol and provide an outline of the chemistry content of their outreach initiatives, the modes of delivery, the a...

  10. Generalized Calogero system for simple Lie algebra series

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2015 - (Gaol, F.; Webb, J.; Ding, J.), s. 012020. (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 83). ISSN 1757-8981. [3rd International Conference on Manufacturing, Optimization, Industrial and Material Engineering (MOIME 2015). Bali (ID), 28.03.2015-29.03.2015] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Calogero models * Lie algebra s * integrable models Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1757-899X/83/1/012020

  11. Extended Kerr-Schild spacetimes of any dimension

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    Málek, Tomáš

    Vol. 600. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2015, Č. 012040, s. 012040. ISSN 1742-6588. [Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE 2014): almost 100 years after Einstein's revolution. Valencia (ES), 01.09.2014-05.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GB14-37086G Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Kerr-Schild spacetimes * black hole Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/600/1/012040/meta

  12. Type III and II universal spacetimes

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    Hervik, S.; Pravda, Vojtěch; Pravdová, Alena

    Vol. 600. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2015, Č. 012066. ISSN 1742-6588. [Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE 2014): almost 100 years after Einstein's revolution. Valencia (ES), 01.09.2014-05.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-10042S Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : exact solutions * generalized theories of gravity Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/600/1/012066

  13. Asymptotic properties of gravitational and electromagnetic fields in higher dimensions

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    Ortaggio, Marcello; Pravdová, Alena

    Vol. 600. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2015, Č. 012052. ISSN 1742-6588. [Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE 2014): almost 100 years after Einstein's revolution. Valencia (ES), 01.09.2014-05.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-10042S Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : higher-dimensional gravity * asymptotics Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/600/1/012052

  14. Two-way pharmacokinetic interaction studies between saxagliptin and cytochrome P450 substrates or inhibitors: simvastatin, diltiazem extended-release, and ketoconazole

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    Patel C; Li L; Girgis S; Kornhauser D; Frevert E; Boulton D

    2011-01-01

    Chirag G Patel, Li Li, Suzette Girgis, David M Kornhauser, Ernest U Frevert, David W BoultonBristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ, USABackground: Many medicines, including several cholesterol-lowering agents (eg, lovastatin, simvastatin), antihypertensives (eg, diltiazem, nifedipine, verapamil), and antifungals (eg, ketoconazole) are metabolized by and/or inhibit the cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 metabolic pathway. These types of medicines are commonly coprescribed to treat comorbidities in patient...

  15. Karge maja Tiskre taustal / Ingrid Lillemägi

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    Lillemägi, Ingrid

    2002-01-01

    Eramu Tiskres projekteeris Arhitektuuribüroo Eek & Mutso. Arhitektid Margit Mutso ja Madis Eek, sisekujundajad Anu ja Aivar Habakukk. Konstruktsioon: Inseneribüroo Märt Mõttus. Ehitaja: Maru Ehitus. Valgustid kavandas Raivo Bristol, köögimööbli ja diivani Anu Habakukk. Aia kujundas Ülle Grisakov. Projekt 2001, valmis 2002. 13 ill.: plaanid, sise- ja välisvaated

  16. An investigation into brokered inter-organisational relationships within the supply chain.

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    Wroe, Chris

    2001-01-01

    The concern of this thesis is to provide a comprehensive understanding of "the broking process" - the process by which a broker facilitates inter-organisational relationships. It is the product of the author's research into a programme to facilitate business networking that was in operation at several Business Links - the four research sites being at Bristol, St.Helens, Sunderland and Sheffield - and complementary personal action research on two network broking initiatives. The thesis beg...

  17. Numerical modelling of compressible viscous flow in turbine cascades

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    Louda, P.; Kozel, K.; Příhoda, Jaromír

    Vol. 490. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2014. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences 2013 /2./. Praha (CZ), 01.09.2013-05.09.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP101/10/1329; GA ČR GAP101/12/1271 Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : numerical simulation * turbulence modelling * turbomachinery flow Subject RIV: BK - Fluid Dynamics

  18. Hydrogen sensing using reduced graphene oxide sheets supported by Pd nanoparticles

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    Yatskiv, Roman; Grym, Jan

    Vol. 450. BRISTOL : IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2013 - (Bilas, V.; McConnell, G.; Kyriacou, P.), 012020 ISSN 1742-6588. [17th Conference in the biennial Sensors and Their Applications. Dubrovnik (HR), 16.09.2013-18.09.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LD12014 Institutional support: RVO:67985882 Keywords : Schottky barrier diodes * Graphene * Nanocrystals Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  19. Out of Our Heads! Four perspectives on the curation of an on-line exhibition of medically themed artwork by UK medical undergraduates

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    Thompson, Trevor; van de Klee, Danny; Lamont-Robinson, Catherine; Duffin, Will

    2010-01-01

    The Medical School at Bristol University is noted for offering, and in some instances requiring, its students to work creatively with medical themes. Students, artists, educationalists and a web designer have worked to create an on-line exhibition of the resulting creative output. This can be viewed at www.outofourheads.net This site is a themed repository of poetry, prose, drawings, paintings, cartoons, films, music, dance and rap. Most works come with commentaries that can be as illuminatin...

  20. Production of strange particles in charged jets in Pb-Pb and p-Pb collisions measured with ALICE

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    Kučera, Vít

    Vol. 612. Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2015, s. 012013. ISSN 1742-6588. [HOT QUARKS 2014: Workshop for Young Scientists on the Physics of Ultrarelativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions. Las Negras (ES), 21.09.2014-28.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13031 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : ALICE collaboration * heavy ion collisions Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  1. Production of strange particles in charged jets in Pb-Pb and p-Pb collisions measured with ALICE

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    Kučera, Vít

    Vol. 612. Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2015, Č. 012013. ISSN 1742-6588. [HOT QUARKS 2014: Workshop for Young Scientists on the Physics of Ultrarelativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions. Las Negras (ES), 21.09.2014-28.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13031; GA MŠk(CZ) 7AMB14FR066 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : ALICE collaboration * heavy ions collisions Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  2. An interview based approach to seeking user views in genitourinary medicine.

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    Evans, D,; Farquhar, C

    1996-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To assess user and potential user views on the appropriateness, nature and quality of genitourinary medicine (GUM) provision in Bristol, UK and to develop a model for ongoing user consultation by GUM providers and purchasers. DESIGN: This qualitative study was based on semi-structured interviews with service users, potential users, community informants and NHS professionals. PARTICIPANTS: 76 current, past or potential users, 10 community informants and 11 NHS professionals were in...

  3. What is more important for radiated power from cells - Size or geometry?

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    Havelka, D.; Cifra, Michal; Vrba, J.

    Vol. 329. Bristol: IOP, 2011 - (Cifra, M.; Pokorny, J.; Kučera, O.), 012014 ISSN 1742-6588. [9th International Frohlich's Symposium on Electrodynamic Activity of Living Cells - Including Microtubule Coherent Modes and Cancer Cell Physics. Praha (CZ), 01.07.2011-03.07.2011] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP102/11/0649 Institutional support: RVO:67985882 Keywords : Cell size * Cytoskeletons * Comparative analysis Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  4. Silver doped metal layers for medical applications

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    Kocourek, Tomáš; Jelínek, Miroslav; Mikšovský, Jan; Jurek, Karel; Weiserová, Marie

    Vol. 497. Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014, "012021-1"-"012021-9". (497). ISSN 1742-6588. [International Laser Physics Workshop /22./ (LPHYS'13). Praha (CZ), 15.07.2013-19.07.2013] R&D Projects: GA MPO(CZ) FR-TI3/088 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 ; RVO:61388971 Keywords : pulsed laser deposition * thin layers * silver-doped layers * medical application Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  5. Improving dosing of gentamicin in the obese patient: a 3-cycle drug chart and case note audit

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    Manjaly, Joseph G.; Alexander M. Reece-Smith; Sivaloganathan, Sivan S; Thuraisamy, Christina; Smallwood, Katie LM; Jonas, Elizabeth; Longman, Robert J.

    2012-01-01

    Objectives To assess the use of an electronic dose calculator to improve accuracy in the use of a complex Gentamicin prescription policy and assess turnaround time of blood sampling to dose delivery in an NHS hospital. Design Retrospective review of drug chart, case notes and hospital antibiotic database. Setting University Hospitals Bristol, UK Participants Patients receiving once daily intravenous gentamicin using the trust protocol, during the same time window for 3 consecutive years. Main...

  6. In-Process Analysis Program for the Isolock sampler at the Gunite and Associated Tanks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    The In-Process Analysis Program documents the requirements for handling, transporting, and analyzing waste slurry samples gathered by the Bristol Isolock slurry sampler from the Gunite and Associated Tanks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Composite samples will be gathered during sludge retrieval operations, labeled, transported to the appropriate laboratory, and analyzed for physical and radiological characteristics. Analysis results will be used to support occupational exposure issues, basic process control management issues, and prediction of radionuclide flow

  7. Fair-share scheduling algorithm for a tertiary storage system

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    Jakl, Pavel; Lauret, J.; Šumbera, Michal

    Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2010 - (Gruntorad, J.; Lokajíček, M.), 052005 ISSN 1742-6588. [17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP). Prague (CZ), 21.05.2009-27.05.2009] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC07048; GA MŠk LA09013 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : STAR * RHIC * mass storage system Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  8. Assessment of the suitability of excimer lasers in treating onychomycosis

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    Kymplová, J.; Jelínek, Miroslav; Urzová, J.; Mikšovský, Jan; Dušek, K.; Bauerová, L.

    Vol. 497. Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014, "012022-1"-"012022-13". ISSN 1742-6588. - (497). [International Laser Physics Workshop /22./ (LPHYS'13). Praha (CZ), 15.07.2013-19.07.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-33056S Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : excimer laser * UV-C radiation * nails * onychomycosis Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  9. Defect studies of thin ZnO films prepared by pulsed laser deposition

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    Vlček, M.; Čížek, J.; Procházka, I.; Novotný, Michal; Bulíř, Jiří; Lančok, Ján; Anwand, W.; Brauer, G.; Mosnier, J.-P.

    Vol. 505. Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014 - (Hugenschmidt, C.; Piochacz, C.), "012021-1"-"012021-4" ISSN 1742-6588. [International workshop on slow positron beam techniques and applications /13./ (SLOPOS13). München (DE), 15.09.2013-20.09.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/11/0958 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : ZnO films * nanocrystalline diamond * slow positron implantation spectroscopy Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  10. Planning in the dark: why major engineering projects fail to achieve key goals

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    Lawrence, Philip; Scanlan, James

    2007-01-01

    The arguments, analysis and observations in this paper are based on 10 years of research with partners in the European and US aerospace and defence industries. During this period the authors were part of a team of researchers at Bristol UWE, Southampton University and Rolls-Royce PLC, who were seeking to develop a new methodology and tool set for project management, particularly aimed at large aerospace projects. The research was motivated by the seemingly ubiquitous reality of project fa...

  11. In vitro T lymphocyte adherence capabilities under the influence of lower induction values (0.1-0.01 mT) of 50 Hz external magnetic fields

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    Čoček, A.; Jandová, Anna; Hahn, A.; Mártonová, J.; Ambruš, M.; Dohnalová, A.; Nedbalová, M.; Pokorný, Jiří

    Vol. 329. Bristol : IOP, 2011 - (Cifra, M.; Pokorny, J.; Kučera, O.), 012031 ISSN 1742-6588. [9th International Frohlich's Symposium on Electrodynamic Activity of Living Cells - Including Microtubule Coherent Modes and Cancer Cell Physics. Praha (CZ), 01.07.2011-03.07.2011] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20670512 Keywords : Cancer patients * Control groups * External magnetic field Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  12. Constraints effects in swollen particulate composites with hyperelastic polymer matrix of finite extensibility modeled by FEM

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    Šomvársky, J.; Dušek, Karel; Dušková-Smrčková, Miroslava

    Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014, Roč.490,č.1,012207_1-012207_4. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences /2./ - IC-MSQUARE. Prague (CZ), 01.09.2013-05.09.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP108/12/1538 Institutional support: RVO:61389013 Keywords : FEM * particulate composite * swelling Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry

  13. Reuse of rapeseed by-products from biodiesel production

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    Tajana Krička; Ana Matin; Neven Voća; Vanja Jurišić; Nikola Bilandžija

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to investigate usability of rapeseed cake from biodiesel fuel production as an energy source. For this research, rapeseed was grown at the research site of the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb, Croatia. The investigated rapeseed cake, residue from cold pressing, was divided in two groups of samples. The first group was a mix of three varieties (Bristol, Express and Navajo), while the other group consisted of three hybrids (Artus, Baldur, Titan). The utilization ...

  14. Improved viability of populations with diverse life-history portfolios

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    Greene, Correigh M.; Hall, Jason E.; Guilbault, Kimberly R.; Quinn, Thomas P.

    2009-01-01

    A principle shared by both economists and ecologists is that a diversified portfolio spreads risk, but this idea has little empirical support in the field of population biology. We found that population growth rates (recruits per spawner) and life-history diversity as measured by variation in freshwater and ocean residency were negatively correlated across short time periods (one to two generations), but positively correlated at longer time periods, in nine Bristol Bay sockeye salmon populati...

  15. Copy number variation in the genomes of twelve natural isolates of Caenorhabditis elegans

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    Flibotte Stephane; Edgley Mark L; Lorch Adam; Maydan Jason S; Moerman Donald G

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Copy number variation is an important component of genetic variation in higher eukaryotes. The extent of natural copy number variation in C. elegans is unknown outside of 2 highly divergent wild isolates and the canonical N2 Bristol strain. Results We have used array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) to detect copy number variation in the genomes of 12 natural isolates of Caenorhabditis elegans. Deletions relative to the canonical N2 strain are more common in these ...

  16. Luminescence mechanism and energy transfer in doubly doped BaY.sub.2./sub.F.sub.8./sub.:Tm,Nd VUV scintillator

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    Pejchal, Jan; Nikl, Martin; Moretti, F.; Vedda, A.; Fukuda, K.; Kawaguchi, N.; Yanagida, T.; Yokota, T.; Yoshikawa, A.

    Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2010, 012018/1-012018/8. ISSN 1757-8981. - (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. vol. 15). [Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials /11./ (EURODIM 2010). Pecs (HU), 12.07.2010-16.07.2010] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : scintillator * VUV * Nd doping * energy transfer Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/15/1/012018

  17. Overview of STAR results on correlations, jets and heavy-flavor production

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    Bielčíková, Jana

    Vol. 589. Bristol : IOP, 2015, 012002. ISSN 1742-6588. [9th International Workshop on High-pT Physics at LHC. Grenoble (FR), 24.09.2013-28.09.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-20841S Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : STAR collaboration * angular correlations * heavy ion collisions Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear , Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  18. Prevalence and risk factors of urinary incontinence among Chinese women in Shanghai

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    Liu, Bo; Wang, Lei; Huang, Sheng-Song; Wu, Qiang; Wu, Deng-Long

    2014-01-01

    Objective: A group of healthy females were randomly sampled in Shanghai for the purpose of evaluating the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) among Chinese women and its associated risk factors. Methods: 5,467 registered female residents aged from 20 years were randomly sampled from four communities in Shanghai, and the Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Questionnaire (the International Consultation Incontinence Questionnaire) was adopted. Detailed information regarding pregnancy...

  19. Management of respiratory tract infections in children

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    PAUL, Siba Prosad

    2014-01-01

    Siba Prosad Paul,1 Rachel Wilkinson,2 Christine Routley3 1Southmead Hospital, Bristol, 2St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, 3Paediatric Services, Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil, UK Abstract: Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children are one of the most common reasons for parents consulting health professionals. Most RTIs are self-limiting viral illnesses that will resolve with time and supportive management. However, it is important for the health professional to identify any ...

  20. Management of respiratory tract infections in children

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    Paul SP; Wilkinson R; Routley C

    2014-01-01

    Siba Prosad Paul,1 Rachel Wilkinson,2 Christine Routley3 1Southmead Hospital, Bristol, 2St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, 3Paediatric Services, Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil, UK Abstract: Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children are one of the most common reasons for parents consulting health professionals. Most RTIs are self-limiting viral illnesses that will resolve with time and supportive management. However, it is important for the health professional to identify any RTI ...

  1. Telemetry link for an automatic salmon migration monitor

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    Baldwin, H. A.; Freyman, R. W.

    1973-01-01

    The antenna and transmitter described in this report were designed for integration into the remote acoustic assessment system for detection of sockeye salmon in the Bristol Bay region of the Bering Sea. The assessment system configuration consists of an upward directed sonar buoy anchored 150 ft below the surface and attached by cable to a spar buoy tethered some 300 ft laterally. The spar buoy contains a telemetry transmitter, power supply, data processing electronics, an antenna and a beacon light.

  2. Stool consistency is strongly associated with gut microbiota richness and composition, enterotypes and bacterial growth rates

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    Vandeputte, Doris; Falony, Gwen; Araujo Vieira Da Silva, Sara Manuel; Tito Tadeo, Raul Yhossef; Joossens, Marie; Raes, Jeroen

    2016-01-01

    Objective 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. Design Through 16S rDNA Illumina profiling of faecal samples of 53 healthy women,...

  3. Contributors

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    2015-01-01

    Felix K. Ameka is a linguist who teaches in the African Languages and Cultures programme at Leiden University. His relevant research interests are in ethnography of communication, semantics, pragmatics, socio-historical linguistics and the reflexive relations between language, culture and cognition and West African languages especially Gbe and Ghana-Togo Mountain languages. Judith Aston is a Senior Lecturer in Film-making and Creative Media at the University of the West of England in Bristol,...

  4. The development of a new breast feeding assessment tool and the relationship with breast feeding self-efficacy

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    Ingram, Jenny; Johnson, Debbie; Copeland, Marion; Churchill, Cathy; Taylor, Hazel

    2015-01-01

    Objective to develop a breast feeding assessment tool to facilitate improved targeting of optimum positioning and attachment advice and to describe the changes seen following the release of a tongue-tie. Design development and validation of the Bristol Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (BBAT) and correlation with breast feeding self-efficacy. Setting maternity hospital in South West England. Participants 218 breast feeds (160 mother–infant dyads); seven midwife assessors. Findings the tool has mo...

  5. The development of a tongue assessment tool to assist with tongue-tie identification

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    Ingram, Jenny; Johnson, Debbie; Copeland, Marion; Churchill, Cathy; Taylor, Hazel; Emond, Alan

    2015-01-01

    Aim To produce a simple tool with good transferability to provide a consistent assessment of tongue appearance and function in infants with tongue-tie. Methods The Bristol Tongue Assessment Tool (BTAT) was developed based on clinical practice and with reference to the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF). This paper documents 224 tongue assessments using the BTAT. There were 126 tongue assessments recorded using the BTAT and ATLFF tools to facilitate comparisons be...

  6. Investigation of H+ implanted Fe-Al alloys

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    Lukáč, F.; Čížek, J.; Procházka, I.; Jirásková, Yvonna; Janičkovič, D.; Veterníková, Š.; Anwand, W.; Butterling, M.

    Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2014 - (Hugenschmidt, C.; Piochacz, C.), 012013. (Journal of Physics Conference Series. 505). ISSN 1742-6588. [SLOPOS13 - International Workshop on Slow Positron Beam Techniques and Applications /13./. Mnichov (DE), 15.09.2013-20.09.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/11/1350; GA MŠk 7AMB12SK009 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : Hydrogen implantation * Fe-Al alloy * positron annihilation Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  7. European Recovery System (ERS)

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    Hörschgen, Marcus; Pfeuffer, Horst; Janke, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    Up to the TEXUS-44 microgravity research mission, successfully launched in February 2008, the payloads of the TEXUS vehicles were exclusively equipped with the Magellan (former Bristol Aerospace Ltd.) ORSA recovery system, integrated into the ogive nose cone. With the intention to gain more independency from the North American market and the inherent procurement and ITAR regulations problems, the European Space Agency (ESA) has taken initiative to contract industry for the development and bui...

  8. Continuation of Field and Laboratory Tests of a Proposed Bridge Deck Panel Fabricated from Pultruded Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Components

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    Coleman, Jason Thomas

    2002-01-01

    This thesis presents research completed on the experimental performance of two 6 3/4 in thick bridge deck panels fabricated by the Stongwell Corporation of Bristol, Virginia. The panels are made of off-the-shelf, pultruded glass fiber-reinforced polymer elements, bonded and mechanically fastened together. The testing involved laboratory stiffness tests performed on one deck panel which afterwards, was placed in a field test site at the I-81 Troutville Weigh Station facility. The daily truc...

  9. Designing Dialogic E-Learning in Pharmacy Professionalism Using Calibrated Feedback Loops (CFLs)

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    Sue Roff

    2013-01-01

    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 regi...

  10. Homogeneous grading affine Toda quantum solitons

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Vol. 563. Bristol : IOP Science, 2014 - (Burdik, C.; Navratil, O.; Posta, S.), 012036 ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Integrable Systems and Quantum Symmetries (ISQS-22) /22./. Prague (CZ), 26.06.2014-29.06.-2014] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : exactly solvable models * conformal and affine Toda systems * quantum groups Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/563/1/012036

  11. Jet measurements in proton-proton collisions with the ALICE experiment at LHC

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    Vajzer, Michal

    Vol. 446. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2013, UNSP012004. ISSN 1742-6588. [5th Workshop for Young Scientists on the Physics of Ultrarelativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions (Hot Quarks). Copamarina (PR), 14.10.2012-20.10.2012] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LA08015 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : ALICE * LHC * heavy ions collisions Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/446/1/012004

  12. Radiation hardness of semiconductor avalanche detectors for calorimeters in future HEP experiments

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    Kushpil, Vasilij; Mikhaylov, Vasily; Kugler, Andrej; Kushpil, Svetlana; Ladygin, V.; Svoboda, Ondřej; Tlustý, Pavel

    Vol. 675. Bristol: IOP Publishing, Ltd., 2016, s. 012039. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Particle Physics and Astrophysics. Moscow (RU), 05.10.2015-10.10.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LG14004; GA MŠk LG12007; GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011019 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : radiation hardness * FAIR * PSD Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  13. Strange hadron production at SIS energies: an update from HADES

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    Lorenz, M.; Adamczewski-Musch, J.; Arnold, O.; Krása, Antonín; Kugler, Andrej; Sobolev, Yuri, G.; Svoboda, Ondřej; Tlustý, Pavel; Wagner, Vladimír

    Vol. 668. Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd., 2016, s. 012022. ISSN 1742-6588. [15th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter (SQM). Dubna (RU), 06.07.2015-11.07.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LG12007; GA ČR GA13-06759S Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : heavy ion collisions * nuclear equation * kaon production Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  14. Accuracy of perception of severity of asthma: patients treated in general practice.

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    Kendrick, A. H.; Higgs, C M; Whitfield, M. J.; Laszlo, G

    1993-01-01

    OBJECTIVE--To determine the frequency of poor perception of severity of asthma in general practice. DESIGN--Asthmatic patients recorded their perceived severity of asthma, with a visual analogue score, and a coded measurement of their peak expiratory flow up to four times daily for 14 consecutive days. SETTINGS--11 general practices in and around Bristol. SUBJECTS--255 asthmatic patients (139 men and 116 women) aged 17-76 who were recruited by random selection from the general practices' dise...

  15. 50 CFR Table 8 to Part 680 - Initial QS and PQS Pool for Each Crab QS Fishery

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Initial QS and PQS Pool for Each Crab QS... Crab QS Fishery Crab QS Fishery Initial QS Pool Initial PQS Pool BBR Bristol Bay red king crab 400,000,000 400,000,000 BSS Bering Sea snow crab (C. opilio) 1,000,000,000 1,000,000,000 EAG Eastern...

  16. Parenting styles, parenting practices, and physical activity in 10- to 11-year olds

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    Jago, Russell; Davison, Kirsten K.; Brockman, Rowan; Page, Angie S; Thompson, Janice L.; Fox, Kenneth R.

    2011-01-01

    Objective The objective of this study was to determine whether parenting styles and practices are associated with children's physical activity. Methods Cross-sectional survey of seven hundred ninety-two 10- to 11-year-old UK children in Bristol (UK) in 2008–2009 was conducted. Accelerometer-assessed physical activity and mean minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (mean MVPA) and mean counts per minute (mean CPM) were obtained. Maternal parenting style and physical activity parenti...

  17. Childhood cancer, intramuscular vitamin K, and pethidine given during labour.

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    Golding, J.; Greenwood, R; Birmingham, K.; Mott, M

    1992-01-01

    OBJECTIVE--To assess unexpected associations between childhood cancer and pethidine given in labour and the neonatal administration of vitamin K that had emerged in a study performed in the 1970 national birth cohort. DESIGN AND SETTING--195 children with cancer diagnosed in 1971-March 1991 and born in the two major Bristol maternity hospitals in 1965-87 were compared with 558 controls identified from the delivery books for the use of pethidine during labour and administration of vitamin K. M...

  18. Type N universal spacetimes

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    Hervik, S.; Pravda, Vojtěch; Pravdová, Alena

    Vol. 600. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2015, Č. 012065. ISSN 1742-6588. [Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE 2014): almost 100 years after Einstein 's revolution. Valencia (ES), 01.09.2014-05.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-10042S Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : generalized theories of gravity * exact solutions Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/600/1/012065

  19. Suturing of digital lacerations: digital block or local infiltration?

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    Evans, David M.

    1991-01-01

    A prospective trial was carried out to assess the relative efficiency of digital block and local infiltration as methods of anaesthesia when suturing lacerations of the digits. A standard technique and questionnaire were applied to a consecutive group of 62 patients attending the Accident Department of the Bristol Royal Infirmary. Digital block was found to be a more effective technique than local infiltration for anaesthetising digital lacerations.

  20. New mammalian fossil records refining a view on Early/Late Pliocene faunal turnover in Central Europe

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    Wagner, Jan; Čermák, Stanislav

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 29, Supplement to 3 (2009), 197A-197A. ISSN 0272-4634. [Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology /69./. 23.09.2009-26.09.2009, Bristol] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA205/09/0184 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : Pliocene * mammals * paleobiogeography Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy http://www.vertpaleo.org/publications/documents/abstractsbook2009.pdf

  1. New mammalian fossil records refining a view on Early/Late Pliocene faunal turnover in Central Europe

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    Wagner, Jan; Čermák, Stanislav; Horáček, I.; Fejfar, O.; Mihevc, A.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 29, Supplement to number 3 (2009), 197A-197A. ISSN 0272-4634. [Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA) /69./ and Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA) /57./. 23.09.2009-26.09.2009, Bristol] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA205/09/0184 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : Pliocene * mammals * paleobiogeography * biostratigraphy * biostratigraphy (Central Europe) * paleobiogeography (Central Europe) Subject RIV: EG - Zoology

  2. Disturbances of electrodynamic activity affect abortion in human

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    Jandová, Anna; Nedbalová, M.; Kobilková, J.; Čoček, A.; Dohnalová, A.; Cifra, Michal; Pokorný, Jiří

    Vol. 329. Bristol: IOP, 2011 - (Cifra, M.; Pokorny, J.; Kučera, O.), 012030 ISSN 1742-6588. [9th International Frohlich's Symposium on Electrodynamic Activity of Living Cells - Including Microtubule Coherent Modes and Cancer Cell Physics. Praha (CZ), 01.07.2011-03.07.2011] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2067918 Keywords : Biochemical research * Cellular structure * Control groups Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  3. Disturbances of electrodynamic activity affect abortion in animals

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    Nedbalová, M.; Jandová, Anna; Dohnalová, A.

    Vol. 329. Bristol: IOP, 2011 - (Cifra, M.; Pokorny, J.; Kučera, O.), 012036 ISSN 1742-6588. [9th International Frohlich's Symposium on Electrodynamic Activity of Living Cells - Including Microtubule Coherent Modes and Cancer Cell Physics. Praha (CZ), 01.07.2011-03.07.2011] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20670512 Keywords : Energy supplies * Genetic process * Information transfers Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  4. Properties of thermoelectric Ce.sub.0.09./sub.Fe.sub.0.67./sub.Co.sub.3.33./sub.Sb.sub.12./sub./FeSb.sub.2./sub.Te multi-layered structures prepared by laser ablation

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    Zeipl, Radek; Jelínek, Miroslav; Vlček, Milan; Kocourek, Tomáš; Walachová, J.

    vol. 497. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2014, s. 1-10. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Laser Physics Workshop /22./ (LPHYS'13). Praha (CZ), 15.07.2013-19.07.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-33056S; GA ČR GAP108/10/1315 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 ; RVO:61389013 Keywords : thin layers * thermoelectric * pulsed laser deposition Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  5. Modeling polarization signatures of NIR radiation from the Sgr A* black hole environs

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    Valencia-S, M.; Bursa, Michal; Karssen, G.; Dovčiak, Michal; Eckart, A.; Horák, Jiří; Karas, Vladimír

    Bristol: Institute of Physics Publishing, 2012, 012073/1-012073/5. (Journal of Physics Conference Series. 372). ISSN 1742-6588. [Astronomy at High Angular Resolution - The Central Kiloparsec in Galactic Nuclei. Bad Honnef (DE), 28.08.2011-02.09.2011] Grant ostatní: ESA(XE) ESA-PECS project No. 98040 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10030501 Keywords : polarimetric light curves Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics

  6. Flare emission from Sagittarius A*

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    Eckart, A.; Garcia-Marin, M.; Vogel, S. N.; Teuben, P.; Morris, K.; Baganoff, F. K.; Dexter, J.; Schödel, R.; Witzel, G.; Valencia-S, M.; Karas, Vladimír; Kunneriath, Devaky; Bremer, M.; Straubmeier, C.; Moser, L.; Sabha, N.; Buchholz, R. M.; Zamaninasab, M.; Mužić, K.; Moultaka, J.; Zenus, J.A.

    Bristol: Institute of Physics Publishing, 2012, 012022/1-012022/13. (Journal of Physics Conference Series. 372). ISSN 1742-6588. [Astronomy at High Angular Resolution - The Central Kiloparsec in Galactic Nuclei. Bad Honnef (DE), 28.08.2011-02.09.2011] Grant ostatní: ESA(XE) ESA-PECS project No. 98040 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10030501 Keywords : X-ray flare emission * Sagittarius A* * black hole Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics

  7. Capture probability of a survey trawl for red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus)

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    Weinberg, Kenneth L.; Otto, Robert S.; Somerton, David A.

    2004-01-01

    The relative abundance of Bristol Bay red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) is estimated each year for stock assessment by using catch-per-swept-area data collected on the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s annual eastern Bering Sea bottom trawl survey. To estimate survey trawl capture efficiency for red king crab, an experiment was conducted with an auxiliary net (fitted with its own heavy chain-link footrope) that was attached beneath the trawl to capture crabs escaping under the sur...

  8. On the photonic cellular interaction and the electric activity of neurons in the human brain

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    Salari, V.; Tuszynski, J. A.; Bokkon, I.; Rahnama, M.; Cifra, Michal

    Vol. 329. Bristol: IOP, 2011 - (Cifra, M.; Pokorny, J.; Kučera, O.), 012006 ISSN 1742-6588. [9th International Frohlich's Symposium on Electrodynamic Activity of Living Cells - Including Microtubule Coherent Modes and Cancer Cell Physics. Praha (CZ), 01.07.2011-03.07.2011] Institutional support: RVO:67985882 Keywords : Electric activity * Cellular interaction * Empirical evidence Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  9. Relation between parasuicide, suicide, psychiatric admissions, and socioeconomic deprivation.

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    Gunnell, D. J.; Peters, T. J.; Kammerling, R M; Brooks, J.

    1995-01-01

    OBJECTIVE--To examine the relations between parasuicide, suicide, psychiatric inpatient admissions, and socioeconomic deprivation. DESIGN--Ecological analysis with data from routine information systems and the 1991 census. SETTING--24 localities in the area covered by the Bristol and District Health Authority (population 817,000), consisting of aggregations of neighbouring wards, with an average population of 34,000. SUBJECTS--6089 subjects aged over 10 years admitted to hospital after parasu...

  10. The performance and development for the Inner Detector Trigger algorithms at ATLAS

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    Penc, Ondřej

    Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd., 2015, s. 012008. ISSN 1742-6588. [16th International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research: Bridging Disciplines, ACAT 2014;. Prague (CZ), 01.09.2014-05.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13009 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : CERN * ATLAS * performance * Inner Detector * Trigger algorithms Subject RIV: BF - Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics

  11. Patterns of warfarin use and subsequent outcomes in atrial fibrillation in primary care practices

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    Ewen E; Zhang Z; Simon TA; Kolm P; Liu X; Weintraub WS

    2012-01-01

    Edward Ewen,1 Zugui Zhang,1 Teresa A Simon,2 Paul Kolm,1 Xianchen Liu,3,4 William S Weintraub11Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA; 2Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ, USA; 3Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA; 4Pfizer, Groton, CT, USABackground: Warfarin is recommended for stroke prevention in high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation. However, it is often underutilized and inadequately managed in actual clinical practice.Objectives: To examine the pat...

  12. Extended Kerr-Schild spacetimes of any dimension

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    Málek, Tomáš

    Vol. 600. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2015, Č. 012040, s. 012040. ISSN 1742-6588. [Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE 2014): almost 100 years after Einstein's revolution. Valencia (ES), 01.09.2014-05.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GB14-37086G Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Kerr-Schild spacetimes * black hole Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/600/1/012040/meta

  13. Generalized Calogero system for simple Lie algebra series

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    Zuevsky, Alexander

    Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2015 - (Gaol, F.; Webb, J.; Ding, J.), s. 012020 ISSN 1757-8981. - (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 83). [3rd International Conference on Manufacturing, Optimization, Industrial and Material Engineering (MOIME 2015). Bali (ID), 28.03.2015-29.03.2015] Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : Calogero models * Lie algebra s * integrable models Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1757-899X/83/1/012020

  14. Type III and II universal spacetimes

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    Hervik, S.; Pravda, Vojtěch; Pravdová, Alena

    Vol. 600. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2015, Č. 012066. ISSN 1742-6588. [Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE 2014): almost 100 years after Einstein's revolution. Valencia (ES), 01.09.2014-05.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-10042S Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : exact solutions * generalized theories of gravity Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/600/1/012066

  15. Type N universal spacetimes

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    Hervik, S.; Pravda, Vojtěch; Pravdová, Alena

    Vol. 600. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2015, Č. 012065. ISSN 1742-6588. [Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE 2014): almost 100 years after Einstein's revolution. Valencia (ES), 01.09.2014-05.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-10042S Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : generalized theories of gravity * exact solutions Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/600/1/012065

  16. Asymptotic properties of gravitational and electromagnetic fields in higher dimensions

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    Ortaggio, Marcello; Pravdová, Alena

    Vol. 600. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2015, Č. 012052. ISSN 1742-6588. [Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE 2014): almost 100 years after Einstein's revolution. Valencia (ES), 01.09.2014-05.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA13-10042S Institutional support: RVO:67985840 Keywords : higher-dimensional gravity * asymptotics Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/600/1/012052

  17. Local structure and magnetism of Cu-doped ZnO via Cu K-edge XAS and XMCD: theory and experiment

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    Šipr, Ondřej; Vackář, Jiří; Vachhani, P.S.; Ramamoorthy, R.K.; Dalba, G.; Bhatnagar, A.K.; Rocca, F.

    Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2013, 012128. ISSN 1742-6588. - (Journal of Physics: Conference Series. vol. 430). [International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) /15./. Beijing (CN), 22.07.2012-28.07.2012] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/11/0853 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : x-ray spectra * K-edge XANES * magnetic properties * ZnO Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics

  18. Misplaced loss of confidence in measles vaccination: an investigation in a primary school.

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    Hicks, N R

    1989-01-01

    Doubts were expressed about the effectiveness of measles vaccination during a measles outbreak in a Bristol primary school. Investigation of this outbreak showed that the vaccine uptake rate was 89%, vaccine effectiveness was 84% and that 57% of children developing measles had a history of previous measles vaccination. This apparent paradox arises because, for any vaccine that is not 100% effective, as the vaccine uptake rate rises so the percentage of cases previously vaccinated also rises. ...

  19. Elearning: Bringing Reflective Practice and Self-Development Learning Activities Online

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    Doherty, Daniel

    2006-01-01

    An assignment written for the University of Bristol Reflective practice is in vogue as a tool in many parts of the educational economy, though the efforts to support its development often lag behind the promotion of the practice itself. Some of the issues relating to the development of this competency, and barriers to the same, are covered in my Teaching and Learning Optional Paper "Teaching and Supporting the Development of Reflective Practice". As momentum builds for the introduction of ...

  20. Temperature Dependent Elasticity of a Ni2MnGa Film as Measured by Impulsive Stimulated Scattering

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    Sermeus, J.; Verstraeten, B.; Stoklasová, Pavla; Landa, Michal; Glorieux, C.

    Vol. 520. Bristol : Institute of Physics Publishing, 2014, 012013_1-012013_4. ISSN 1742-6588. - (520). [International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing /3./. Yokohama (JP), 25.06.2014-28.06.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GPP101/12/P428 Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : impulsive stimulated scattering * elasticity * surface acoustic waves * magnetic shape memory alloy Subject RIV: BI - Acoustics

  1. Trojan Horse Method: recent results in nuclear astrophysics

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    Spitaleri, C.; Lamia, L.; Del Santo, M. G.; Burjan, Václav; Carlin, N.; Li, C. B.; Cherubini, S.; Crucilla, V.; Gulino, M.; Hons, Zdeněk; Kroha, Václav; Irgaziev, B.; La Cognata, M.; Mrázek, Jaromír

    Vol. 630. Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd, 2015, 012020. ISSN 1742-6588. [37th Brazilian Meeting on Nuclear Physics (XXXVII RTFNB). Sao Paulo (BR), 08.09.2014-12.09.2014] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC07050; GA MŠk(CZ) LH11001 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : low-energy * boron depletion * cross-section Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics

  2. Time-distance inversions for horizontal and vertical flows on supergranular scales applied to MDI and HMI data

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    Švanda, Michal; Schunker, H.; Burston, R.

    Bristol: Institute of Physics, 2013, 012024/1-012024/6. (Journal of Physics Conference Series. 440). ISSN 1742-6588. [Eclipse on the Coral Sea: Cycle 24 Ascending. Palm Cove (AU), 12.11.2012-16.11.2012] R&D Projects: GA ČR GPP209/12/P568 Institutional support: RVO:67985815 Keywords : supergranular scales * MDI data * HMI data Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics

  3. Atmosphere above a large solar pore

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    Sobotka, Michal; Švanda, Michal; Jurčák, Jan; Heinzel, Petr; Del Moro, D.

    Bristol : Institute of Physics, 2013, 012049/1-012049/7. ISSN 1742-6588. - (Journal of Physics Conference Series. 440). [Eclipse on the Coral Sea: Cycle 24 Ascending. Palm Cove (AU), 12.11.2012-16.11.2012] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP209/12/0287; GA ČR GPP209/12/P568 Institutional support: RVO:67985815 Keywords : high-spatial-resolution * sunspots * chromosphere Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics

  4. Hα and Gaia-RVS domain spectroscopy of Be stars and interacting binaries with Ondřejov 2m telescope

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    Koubský, Pavel; Kotková, Lenka; Votruba, Viktor

    Bristol : Institute of Physics Publishing, 2011, 012026/1-012026/6. ISSN 1742-6588. - (Journal of Physics Conference Series. 328). [GREAT-ESF Workshop: Stellar Atmospheres in the Gaia Era. Brussels (BE), 23.06.2011-24.06.2011] Grant ostatní: ESA(XE) ESA-PECS project No 98058 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10030501 Keywords : Gaia-RVS Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics

  5. Temporal variations in solar magnetic bright points intensity and plasma parameters

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    Jurčák, Jan; Utz, D.; Bellot Rubio, L.

    Bristol : Institute of Physics, 2013, 012032/1-012032/6. ISSN 1742-6588. - (Journal of Physics Conference Series. 440). [Eclipse on the Coral Sea: Cycle 24 Ascending. Palm Cove (AU), 12.11.2012-16.11.2012] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) MEB061109; GA ČR GAP209/12/0287 Institutional support: RVO:67985815 Keywords : convective instability * flux tutubes * collapse Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics

  6. How likely are older people to take up different falls prevention activities?

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    Yardley, Lucy; Kirby, Sarah; Ben-Shlomo, Yoav; Gilbert, Rebecca; Whitehead, Sarah; Todd, Chris

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To determine the extent to which older people are willing to engage in different falls prevention activities, and how this may vary in different sectors of the older population. Methods: A survey sent to patients aged over 54 in ten general practices in the Southampton, Bristol and Manchester areas of the UK in 2006 yielded 5,440 respondents. The survey assessed willingness to attend classes of strength and balance training (SBT), carry out SBT at home, or accept suppo...

  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. The parametric investigation of influence of DBD actuator on the boundary layer under various Reynolds number

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    Procházka, Pavel P.; Uruba, Václav

    Vol. 1. Bristol: Institute of Physics Publishing, 2014, 012008-012008. (530). ISSN 1742-6588. [Fluid Mechanics Conference : FMC 2014 /21./. Krakov (PL), 15.06.2014-18.06.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GP14-25354P; GA MŠk 7AMB13PL003 Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : boundary layer * DBD * control Subject RIV: BK - Fluid Dynamics

  9. Comparison of PIV and hot-wire statistics of turbulent boundary layer

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    Drózdz, A.; Uruba, Václav

    Vol. 1. Bristol: Institute of Physics Publishing, 2014, 012044-012044. (530). ISSN 1742-6588. [Fluid Mechanics Conference : FMC 2014 /21./. Krakov (PL), 15.06.2014-18.06.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP101/10/1230; GA MŠk 7AMB13PL003 Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : turbulent boundary layer * PIV * hot wire Subject RIV: BK - Fluid Dynamics

  10. Networks of Nature: Stories of Natural History Film-making at the BBC

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    Davies, G.

    1998-01-01

    In May 1953 the first natural history television programme was broadcast from Bristol by naturalist Peter Scott and radio producer Desmond Hawkins. By 1997 the BBC's Natural History Unit has established a global reputation for wildlife films, providing a keystone of the BBC's public service broadcasting charter, playing an important strategic role in television scheduling and occupying a prominent position in a competitive world film market. The BBC's blue-chip natural history programmes regu...

  11. Theory of valence-band and core-level photoemission from plutonium dioxide

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    Kolorenč, Jindřich; Kozub, Agnieszka L.; Shick, Alexander

    Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd,, 2015, 012054. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2014 (SCES2014). Grenoble (FR), 07.07.2014-14.07.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP204/10/0330 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : electronic-structure calculations * dynamical mean-field theory * Mott insulators * actinides * oxides * photoemission Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism

  12. Experimental observations of arc-anode attachment in steam-argon-air environment

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    Chumak, Oleksiy; Mašláni, Alan; Hrabovský, Milan

    Vol. 406. Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2012 - (Gleizes, A.; Gheidini, E.; Gherardi, M.; Sanibondi, P.; Dilecce, G.), 012009-012009 ISSN 1742-6588. - (IOP. 406). [European Plasma Conference on High-Tech Plasma Processes (HTPP) /12./. Bologna (IT), 24.06.2012-29.06.2012] Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : plasma * plasma flow behaviour Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/406/1/012009/pdf/1742-6596_406_1_012009.pdf

  13. Experimental investigation of energy balance in plasma arc cutting process

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    Kavka, Tetyana; Tossens, S.; Mašláni, Alan; Konrád, Miloš; Pauser, H.; Stehrer, T.

    Vol. 511. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2014, 012067-012067. (IoP. 511). ISSN 1742-6588. [International Congress on Plasma Physics (ICPP) / 13th Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics (LAWPP)/15./. Santiago, CHILE (CL), 08.08.2010-13.08.2010] Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : plasma arc cutting * arc cutting * plasma arc Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/511/1/012067/pdf/1742-6596_511_1_012067.pdf

  14. Electron screening effects in (p,alpha) reactions induced on boron isotopes studied via the Trojan Horse Method

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    Lamia, L.; Spitaleri, C.; Carlin, N.; Cherubini, S.; Munhoz, M. G.; Del Santo, M. G.; Gulino, M.; Kiss, G. G.; Kroha, Václav; Kubono, S.; La Cognata, M.; Li, C.; Mukhamedzhanov, A.; Pizzone, R. G.; Puglia, S. M. R.; Wen, Q. G.; Rapisarda, G. G.; Romano, S.; Sergi, M. L.; Somorjai, E.; Souza, F. A .; de Toledo, A. S.; Tumino, A.; Wakabayashi, Y.; Yamaguchi, H.

    Vol. 436. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2013, 012075. ISSN 1742-6588. [10th International Conference on Custering Aspects of Nuclear Structure and Dynamics (CLUSTER'12). Debrecen (HU), 24.09.2012-28.09.2012] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LM2011019 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : Trojan horse methods * Bare nucleus * Boron isotopes * Electron screening Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

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

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    Hinrikus, Rutt, 1946-

    2002-01-01

    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

  16. An update on the use of Atripla® in the treatment of HIV in the United States

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    Horberg, Michael A.; Klein, Daniel B.

    2010-01-01

    Michael A Horberg1, Daniel B Klein21HIV Interregional Initiative, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California, USA; 2Department of Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center, Hayward, California, USAAbstract: Atripla® (Gilead Sciences Inc, Foster City, CA, USA and Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York City, NY, USA) is a coformulated single pill composed of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil, intended as a once-daily potent combination antiretroviral therapeutic...

  17. An update on the use of Atripla® in the treatment of HIV in the United States

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    Horberg, Michael A.; Klein, Daniel B.

    2010-01-01

    Atripla® (Gilead Sciences Inc, Foster City, CA, USA and Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York City, NY, USA) is a coformulated single pill composed of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil, intended as a once-daily potent combination antiretroviral therapeutic agent. Its efficacy is equivalent to the 3 component drugs taken in a combination as single medications. The coformulated antiretroviral regimen can be quite effective in patients whose human immunodeficiency virus is sensitive to...

  18. Efficient Multi-site Data Movement Using Constraint Programming for Data Hungry Science

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    Zerola, Michal; Lauret, J.; Barták, R.; Šumbera, Michal

    Vol. 219. Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2010 - (Gruntorad, J.; Lokajíček, M.), 062069 ISSN 1742-6588. [17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP). Prague (CZ), 21.05.2009-27.05.2009] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC07048; GA ČR GA202/07/0079 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : Constraint Programming technique * CP model Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  19. Social encounters among young children: Assertiveness, aggression and prosocial behavior

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    Silva, Judite Maria Brito

    1992-01-01

    Tese de Doutoramento apresentada à Faculdade de Ciências Sociais, Escola de Educação, Universidade de Bristol Psychological literature on the social development of children is extensive and many experimental and naturalistic investigations have been carried out. The picture of the young child as egocentric and having limited social competence has been replaced by one of an agent who understands and actively manipulates his social world to achieve goals and establish relationships necessary...

  20. PGOPHER in the Classroom and the Laboratory

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    Western, Colin

    2015-06-01

    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

  1. Based on the"Higher Attribute",Showing the"Vocational Attribute"the Core of the Construction of Campus Culture in Higher Vocational Colleges---Taking Shunde Polytechnic as an example%立足“高等性”、凸显“职业性”是高职院校校园文化建设的核心--以顺德职业技术学院为例

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    强金国; 胡蓉

    2014-01-01

    Higher vocational campus culture construction possesses " higher attribute " and " vocational attribute ", during its construction, we should keep a foothold on " higher attribute ",promote its gradation and taste, show " vocational attribute ", highlight its role and target, which aims to construct favorable atmosphere for cultivating higher quality skilled personnel. In this aspect, Shunde Polytechnic carried out precious exploration and practice.%高职校园文化兼具高等性和职业性特征。建设中,要立足“高等性”,提升其层次和品位;凸显“职业性”,突出其角色和面向,为培养高素质技能型人才营造良好氛围。这方面,顺德职院开展了可贵的探索和实践。

  2. O uso de SIG no inventário de árvores no campus do instituto politécnico de Bragança (IPB-Portugal USE OF GIS IN INVENTORY OF TREES ON CAMPUS Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB

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    Carolina Ramalho Brito

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo pautou-se na realização de um inventário arbóreo com a incorporação dos Sistemas de Informações Geográficas. A área de estudo corresponde ao campus Santa Apolónia, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB, em Bragança, Portugal. Além do inventário foram realizadas recomendações e também a espacialização dos indivíduos levantados e, em caráter individual, das espécies de maior ocorrência. A utilização dos Sistemas de Informações Geográficas foi uma ferramenta fundamental de suporte para o inventário urbano realizado. Com as características levantadas e a espacialização realizada pôde-se perceber a necessidade de elaboração de um plano de arborização para a área do campus em estudo. Desta forma, medidas relacionadas ao manejo das espécies podem ser aplicadas de maneira eficiente.This article aimed to realize a forest inventory with the incorporation of Geographic Information Systems. The study was carried out at the Santa Apolonia campus, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança (IPB, Portugal. In addition of the inventory, it was realized recommendations and the spatial distribution of the individuals surveyed, and individually, the most common species. The use of Geographic Information Systems was a key tool to support the urban inventory accomplished. From the characteristics and spatial distribution can be realized the need to prepare an arborization plan for the area in the campus in study. Thus, measures related to the management of the species can be efficiently applied.

  3. The "Four Four-in" Model, A New Path of the Cooperation of Leagues of Colleges and Regions --A Case Study of Ningbo Polytechnic%建立“四联四合”模式,开辟校地团组织合作新路径——以宁波职业技术学院为例

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    赖敏雅; 励宁

    2012-01-01

    校地合作是地方高校新一轮科学发展的新思路与战略选择,是新形势下坚持党建带团建,团建促党建的新工作模式。这种工作模式有利于优势互补,资源共享,有利于高校共青团的自身建设,有利于大学生提前融入社会、了解社会、适应社会,提高他们的思想认识,增强他们的社会责任感,使之树立正确的世界观、人生观、价值观。长期以来,宁波职业技术学院始终把校地团组织共建作为大学生了解社会、服务社会的窗口。%The cooperation of colleges and regions, a new idea and a strategic choice of the scientific development of local colleges, is a new work pattern that the party construction leads the league construction and the league construction promotes the party construction under the new situation. This mode is in favour of complementing each other, resources sharing and the construction of the Communist Youth League in colleges and universities. Moreover, in favour of the society understanding and adaptation of students, it enhances their thought awareness and sense of social responsibility to establish a correct outlook on world, life and values. For a long time, the common construction of leagues of colleges and regions has been seeing as the window of the society understanding and serving for society of college students in Ningbo Polytechnic.

  4. 基于计划行为理论的高职学生图书馆使用行为实证研究*--以广州城市职业学院为例%Planned Behavior Theory-based Emprical Study on Vocational College Students ’ Using Library Behavior:Case Study of Guangzhou City Polytechnic

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    周莉娜

    2015-01-01

    The paper bases on planned behavior theory to put forward influencing factors model of vocational college students ’ us-ing library behavior. It bases on questionnaire survey data on students in Guangzhou City Polytechnic and uses one-way ANOVA to study differences in various variables of departments, ages and genders on the model; uses regression analysis to do hypothesis testing, and finds out that perceived usefulness and compatibility influence obviously on using attitude, using attitude and subjective norm in-fluence using behavior intention, and using behavior intention decides actual using behavior. It finally puts forward corresponding sug-gestions.%基于计划行为理论提出了高职学生读者使用图书馆行为的影响因素模型。结合对广州城市职业学院学生问卷调查数据,利用单因素方差分析法研究不同院系、年纪和性别在该模型各变量上的差异性;利用回归分析法对模型进行假设检验,发现感知有用性和兼容性显著影响使用态度,使用态度和主观规范影响使用行为意向,而使用行为意向又决定了实际使用行为。最后,提出相应建议。

  5. 独立学院新生心理健康状况调查分析———以广东技术师范学院天河学院为例%Investigation of Psychological Health of Independent College Freshmen —A Case Study of Tianhe College,Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University

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    曾本君

    2012-01-01

      Goal:In order to impel the psychological health education of Independent College and to improve the consulta -tion of psychological health .Method: SCL -90 and UPI approaches are applied to the investigation of freshmen of the year 2006 to 2010 in Tianhe College , Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University .Result: Survey of freshmen’ Mental Health car-ried out is efficient in recent years .Freshmen of different grades have differences in the mental health .Conclusion: Through the analysis of the survey , the paper summarizes the problems existed in the investigation of psychologically health and propo -ses some suggestions to carry out the psychologically healthy education efficiently .%  目的:为了推动独立学院心理健康工作的开展,完善心理健康教育体制.方法:采用 SCL -90及UPI 对广东技术师范学院天河学院2006级至2010级新生的心理健康进行调查和分析.结果:1.近年来对本院大学新生心理健康调查的有效率较高;2.不同年级新生在心理健康调查的各方面存在差异.结论:通过对结果的分析,总结出此项工作中存在的问题,分别对心理健康教育与咨询工作开展提出建议.

  6. Comparative Study on Curricular of Leisure in National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism and Wuhan Polytechnic%海峡两岸休闲专业建设比较研究--以台湾高雄餐旅大学与武汉职业技术学院为例

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    焦巧

    2014-01-01

    We compare the curricular of leisure offered by National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism and Wuhan Polytechnic. It is found that the two universities have in common in that they are both employability-oriented, taking developing practical and technical skills as the goal. Moreover, the curriculum of Leisure and Recreation Management provided by National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism lays more emphasis on liberal education. Plenty of courses related to general education and professional courses are included; the content and form of practical teaching is very pragmatic and varied; the evaluation methods are diversified. The paper recommends that vocational colleges in the mainland borrow all these experiences from the Taiwanese universities.%通过对台湾高雄餐旅大学与武汉职业技术学院的休闲专业教育比较研究发现,两校的共同点在于均以职业为导向,以培养“应用型、技能型”人才为目标。而台湾高雄餐旅大学休闲与游憩管理专业更加注重学生博雅教育,通识与专业课程科目丰富,实践教学内容务实、形式多样,考评方式多元化,值得大陆高职院校休闲专业借鉴和学习。

  7. Research on Sustainable Development of College-Enterprise Cooperation Mode:A Case Study to Logistics Management in Guangzhou City Polytechnic%可持续发展的校企合作模式研究——以广州城市职业学院物流管理专业为例

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    江成城

    2012-01-01

    College-enterprise cooperation becomes increasingly important in higher vocational education. It is the embodiment of the iconic meaning of the higher vocational institutions and the most important way to develop vocational skills of the students. By drawing on the successful experience of other colleges and a seven-year practice logistics management expertise, Guangzhou City Polytechnic gradually forms a mode of cooperation for sustainable development. We have accumulated some good experience in seniors'tutorial system and sought help from outstanding graduates and cross-order training mode. This paper also proposes that culture of campus and corporate should coexist with each other and a flexible college-enterprise cooperation operating mechanism should be constructed as well.%校企合作在高职教育中越来越重要,是高等职业院校标志性内涵的体现,是培养高职学生职业技能的最重要途径。通过借鉴其他院校的成功经验以及7年的校企合作探索,广州城市职业学院物流管理专业逐步形成可持续发展的合作模式,在建立学长导师制、优秀毕业生“帮传带”、“交叉订单”培养模式方面形成值得借鉴的经验。文章还提出应提倡校园文化与企业文化共存的多元、兼容的文化氛围,提出建立因时因地制宜的柔性校企合作运行机制的建议。

  8. 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

    2015-05-01

    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

  9. PREFACE: Special issue: CAMOP-MOLEC XVII Special issue: CAMOP-MOLEC XVII

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    Vasyutinskii, Oleg

    2009-10-01

    This special issue of CAMOP/Physica Scripta presents highlights from the scientific contributions presented at the European Conference on Dynamics of Molecular Systems (MOLEC XVII) held on 23-29 August 2008 at St Petersburg, Russia. This meeting was the seventeenth in a series of biannual meetings that started in 1976, when the first conference was held in Trento, Italy. Subsequent meetings were held at Brandbjerg Hojskole (Denmark), Oxford (UK), Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Jerusalem (Israel), Aussois (France), Assisi (Italy), Bernkastel-Kues (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Salamanca (Spain), Nyborg Strand (Denmark), Bristol (UK), Jerusalem (Israel), Istanbul (Turkey), Nunspeet (The Netherlands) and Trento (Italy). In 2008, the meeting was jointly organized by scientists from the Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Herzen State University, St Petersburg, Moscow State University, St Petersburg Polytechnical University, and St Petersburg State University. About 150 scientists from 21 countries visited Pushkin, a beautiful suburb of St Petersburg near the famous palace of Empress Catherine II, and discussed the state of the art and trends in the field, as well as new methods and applications, during 24 plenary lectures, 36 hot topic talks and two evening poster sessions. A special event was the presentation of the MOLEC XVII award to Professor Grabriel Balint-Kurti for his outstanding contributions to the theory of reaction dynamics and molecular photodissociation. Further information is available from the homepage of the meeting: http://www.ioffe.ru/MOLEC17/. This special issue covers different aspects of atomic and molecular interactions, with emphasis on both experimental and theoretical studies of the dynamics of elastic, inelastic and reactive encounters between atoms, molecules, ions, clusters and surfaces. More specifically, it includes molecular collisions in different environments; plasma, atmospheric, interstellar and combustion

  10. Application of case simulation skill drill in strengthening the teaching of polytechnic school nursing students before practice%模拟病例技能操作综合演练在中专护生实习前技能强化教学中的应用

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    谭振宇; 欧丽娜

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨模拟病例技能操作综合演练在中专护生实习前技能强化教学中的应用效果.方法:抽取我校中专2010级3班53名护生作为试验组,同年级4班52名护生作为对照组.试验组采用模拟病例技能操作综合演练法,对照组采用传统教学方法.训练结束后,对两组护生进行操作成绩考核及问卷调查.结果:试验组护生技能操作考核成绩、强化训练效果均优于对照组(P<0.05).结论:护生实习前强化训练采用模拟病例技能操作综合演练法,有效提高了强化技能训练效果,护生综合连贯应用各科技能、组织管理能力、交流沟通及合作本领,并促进教学相长,师资水平得到提高.%To investigate the application effect of case simulation skill drill in strengthening the teaching of polytechnic school nursing students before practice.Methods:Selected 53 students from class 3 grade 2010 as experimental group,and 52 students from class 4 as the control group.The experiment group adopted the case simulation skill integrated training method,the control group used the traditional teaching method.After the end of the training,two groups of nursing students were operating examination and questionnaire survey.Results:The nursing students in experimental group of operation skills examination results and strengthen the training effect was better than the control group (P <0.05).Conclusion:Nursing studentsintensive training before practice by case simulation skill integrated training method,effectively improving the skill training effect,to improve the comprehensive application of various skills of coherence,organization and management ability,communication and cooperation ability,and promote teaching benefits teachers as well as students,improve the teachers' level.

  11. A Applied Research on the Teaching Games for Understanding Approach in Selective Badminton Course at Polytechnic College%领会教学法对高职学生羽毛球选项课学习影响的实验研究

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    曾永忠

    2011-01-01

    Teaching games for understanding approach is one of the teaching methods that represent quality education and the idelolgy of course, whiclh contributes to creativity of college students. Teaching games for understanding approach was applied into the selective badminton course at general college. Teaching games for understanding approach, different from the traditional teaching method that is based on teaching techniques, excites the activeness of students, arouses interests of learning, making the class dynamic and at the same time increase the effectiveness of teaching. The purpose of this study is to testing the effect of the theory and offers an example of teaching method of selective course at general college as reference for P. E. teachers. The experiment was done with 2 classes of frosh of ShenZhen Polytechnic who have chosen the badminton course. Teaching games for understanding approach is applied to teaching of the selective class and the effective outcome is inspected.%羽毛球项目是大学生喜爱的运动项目之一,但长期的教学实践发现传统技术教学模式不能真正使学生很好地理解羽毛球运动,所学的“技术动作”也难以在比赛中运用而转化为“技能”。为改变高校羽毛球选项课教学的现状,将“领会教学法”引入羽毛球选项课的教学,通过一年时间的教学实验取得了良好的教学效果。实验表明:应用领会教学法教学的班级学生技术掌握、比赛能力、认知能力以及提高自信心等方面有明显的提高;学生学习羽毛球的兴趣、自我效能显著增强。建议在高职院校羽毛球选项课教学中推广领会教学法。

  12. 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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  13. 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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    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.

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

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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.

  15. The Intension of Students' Entrepreneurship in State Polytechnic of Padang

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    Full Text Available The objectives of this research were to identify the relationship between entrepreneur intention (Y and information of entrepreneur intention (X1, model of parents' guidance to entrepreneur intention (X2, and the attitude of entrepreneur cooperation to entrepreneur intention (X3 in them. Besides, the study also seeks the correlation between information of entrepreneur intention (X1, model of parents’ guidance to entrepreneur intention (X2, and attitude of entrepreneur intention (X3. Questionnaires were used to investigate the model of parents' guidance, and attitude of entrepreneur cooperation to entrepreneur intention. The result showed that there were significant linear regression of entrepreneur information to entrepreneur intention (26,7% and significant linear correlation among variables that are information, model of parents' guidance, and attitude of entrepreneur cooperation with entrepreneur intention (5,8%.

  16. The Intension of Students' Entrepreneurship in State Polytechnic of Padang

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    The objectives of this research were to identify the relationship between entrepreneur intention (Y) and information of entrepreneur intention (X1), model of parents' guidance to entrepreneur intention (X2), and the attitude of entrepreneur cooperation to entrepreneur intention (X3) in them. Besides, the study also seeks the correlation between information of entrepreneur intention (X1), model of parents’ guidance to entrepreneur intention (X2), and attitude of entrepreneur intention (X3). Qu...

  17. 大学生志愿服务可持续发展的思考--以广州铁路职业技术学院春运志愿服务为例%Pondering on the Sustainable Development of College Students' Voluntary Service:A Case Study on the Volun-tary Service of Guangzhou Railway Polytechnic during the Spring Festival Travel Rush

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    Young volunteers plays a pivotal role in the work for the public good, so the harmonious development of the society cannot leave voluntary service. To merely focus on social respon-sibilities and devotion of love is not enough for the effective im-plementation of nonprofit voluntary service. Based on the fifteen years' successful experience of voluntary service of Guangzhou Railway Polytechnic during the Spring Festival travel rush, this paper elaborates the elements for the sustainable development of college students' voluntary service.%青年志愿者在社会公益事业中起着举足轻重的作用,社会的和谐发展离不开志愿服务工作,要想使非营利性质的志愿服务工作落地扎根,只强调社会责任和奉献爱心是不能解决问题的。广州铁路职业技术学院在大学生志愿服务领域支援春运十五载的成功经验,阐述大学生志愿服务可持续性发展要素。

  18. Analysis on Prospect of Status Data Collection Platform Network Application for Talents Cultivation Task in Higher Vocational Institutes-Take Qingyuan Polytechnic in practice and exploration as an example%高等职业院校人才培养工作状态数据采集平台网络版的应用前景分析——以清远职业技术学院的实践探索为例

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    刘启良; 王婷婷; 许建

    2012-01-01

    Status data collection platform of talent cultivation (hereinafter referred to as the "data acquisition platform") is the higher occupation education of talents cultivation assessment as one of the important means, and it is of higher vocational education quality monitoring system and important constituent for management decision-making to support data. Thus, it plays a significant role in the higher vocational colleges to strengthen the connotation construction, improve school management, innovate the mode of talent training, and to improve the efficiency of management and the quality of talent cultivation. Taking Qingyuan Polytechnic of independent development of "data acquisition platform" as an example analyzes "data acquisition platform" application prospect, in order to promote the effective promotion and application.%人才培养工作状态数据采集平台(以下简称“数据采集平台”)是高等职业院校人才培养工作评估的重要手段之一,是高职院校人才培养质量监控体系的重要组成部分,为管理决策提供数据支持,因此对高职院校加强内涵建设、改进学校管理方式、创新人才培养模式、提高管理效率和提高人才培养质量具有重要意义。文章以清远职业技术学院自主开发的“数据采集平台”为例,分析“数据采集平台”的应用前景,以期促进其有效推广和应用。

  19. Effects of Probiotic Lactobacillus Casei DN-114 001 in Prevention of Radiation-Induced Diarrhea: Results From Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Nutritional Trial

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    Purpose: To determine whether a probiotic drink containing Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 reduces the incidence of radiation-induced diarrhea in patients with gynecologic cancer. Methods and Materials: Patients who were undergoing pelvic radiotherapy (45-50 Gy, conventional fractionation) for either cervical carcinoma (radiotherapy and weekly cisplatin) or endometrial adenocarcinoma (postoperative radiotherapy) were randomly assigned to a probiotic drink or placebo, in a double-blind fashion. The probiotic drink consisted of liquid yogurt containing L. casei DN-114 001 at 108 CFU/g. The patients recorded the daily the number of bowel movements and scored the stool consistency using the Bristol scale. Diarrhea was graded weekly according the Common Toxicity Criteria system. The primary endpoint was to reduce the incidence of diarrhea, defined by a Common Toxicity Criteria Grade of 2 or greater or the need for loperamide. Results: A total of 85 patients were enrolled. Grade 2 or greater diarrhea and/or the use of loperamide was observed in 24 of 41 patients in the placebo group and 30 of 44 in the probiotic group (p = 0.568). No differences were found in the median time to the presentation of the primary endpoint. Probiotic intervention had a significant effect on stool consistency (p = 0.04). The median time for patients to present with Bristol scale stools of Type 6 or greater was 14 days for patients receiving the probiotic drink vs. 10 days for those receiving placebo. Conclusion: Nutritional intervention with the probiotic drink containing L. casei DN-114 001 does not reduce the incidence of radiation-induced diarrhea as defined by a Common Toxicity Criteria Grade 2 or greater. However, it had a significant effect on stool consistency as measured by the Bristol scale

  20. The current status of immunotoxins: an overview of experimental and clinical studies as presented at the Third International Symposium on Immunotoxins.

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    Uckun, F M; Frankel, A

    1993-02-01

    The Third International Symposium on Immunotoxins was held on June 19-21, 1992 in Orlando, Florida. This symposium was sponsored by NATO, NIH, Pierce Chemical Company, Walt Disney Cancer Institute at Florida Hospital, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Xoma, Immunogen, Seragen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chiron, Ortho Biotech, Upjohn, Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories, Abbot Laboratories, Lilly Research Laboratories, and Evans & Sutherland. The Pierce Immunotoxin Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to immunotoxin research and development, was presented to Drs David FitzGerald, Fatih Uckun, David Eisenberg, and Ira Wool, for their contributions to the immunotoxin field. PMID:8093912

  1. A Cenozoic record of the equatorial Pacific carbonate compensation depth

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    Palike, H.; Lyle, M.W.; Nishi, H.; Raffi, I.; Ridgwell, A.; Gamage, K.; Klaus, A.; Acton, G.; Anderson, L.; Backman, J.; Baldauf, J.; Beltran, C.; Bohaty, S.M.; Bown, P.; Busch, W.; Channell, J.E.T.; Chun, C.O.J.; Delaney, M.; Dewangan, P.; et al.

    14 3ZH, UK 2 Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station TX 77840-3146, USA. 3 The Center for Academic Resources and Archives, Tohoku University Museum, Tohoku University, Aramaki Aza Aoba 6-3, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8578, Japan..., Bristol BS8 1SS, UK. 6 Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University, 1000 Discovery Drive, College Station TX 77845-9547, USA. 7 Department of Geology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616, USA. 8 Department...

  2. Does Credible Auditing Add Value?

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    Brito, Ricardo D.; Eduardo P. Peres

    2006-01-01

    This article studies the impact of the year 2002 audit failures on the auditors’ clients’ stock prices. Specifically, we examine the Big 5’s clients stock market impact surrounding various dates on which one of the Big 5’s audit procedures and independence were under scrutiny: Omnicom, Merck, WorldCom, Qwest, Xerox, Bristol Meyers, Duke Energy, El Paso and AOL events. In general, on failures involving Arthur Andersen, Andersen’s former client’s and clients of the auditor in place ...

  3. Using multifractal analysis of ultra-weak photon emission from germinating wheat seedlings to differentiate between two grades of intoxication with potassium dichromate

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    Scholkmann, F.; Cifra, Michal; Moraes, T.A.; Gallep, C.M.

    Vol. 329. Bristol: IOP, 2011 - (Cifra, M.; Pokorny, J.; Kučera, O.), 012020 ISSN 1742-6588. [9th International Frohlich's Symposium on Electrodynamic Activity of Living Cells - Including Microtubule Coherent Modes and Cancer Cell Physics. Praha (CZ), 01.07.2011-03.07.2011] R&D Projects: GA ČR GPP102/10/P454 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20670512 Keywords : Detrended moving average * Classification system * Multi fractals Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering

  4. Evaluation of the scrape-off-layer plasma parameters by a horizontal reciprocating Langmuir probe in the COMPASS tokamak

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    Dimitrova, Miglena; Popov, Tsv.K.; Ivanova, P.; Vasileva, E.; Hasan, E.; Horáček, Jan; Vondráček, Petr; Dejarnac, Renaud; Stöckel, Jan; Weinzettl, Vladimír; Havlíček, Josef; Janky, Filip; Pánek, Radomír

    Vol. 514. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2014, 012049-012049. ISSN 1742-6596. - (IOPscience. 514). [International Summer School on Vacuum , Electron and Ion Technologies/18./. Sozopol (BG), 07.10.2013-11.10.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LM2011021; GA ČR(CZ) GAP205/12/2327 Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : plasma diagnostic * Scrape-Off-Layer * horizontal reciprocating probe * plasma potential * electron energy distribution function * electron temperature and density * first-derivative probe technique Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/514/1/012049/pdf/1742-6596_514_1_012049.pdf

  5. Initiation of fatigue cracks in AZ91 Mg alloy processed by ECAP

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    Fintová, S.; Kunz, Ludvík

    Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014 - (Benoît, B.; Olivier, B.; Emmanuel, B.; Thierry, G.), Art. n. 012159 ISSN 1757-8981. - (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 63). [NanoSPD6 - International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation /6./ (30.06.2014-04.07.2014 : Metz). Metz (FR), 30.06.2014-04.07.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP108/10/2001 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : AZ91 magnesium alloy * ECAP * fatigue * crack initiation Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics http://iopscience.iop.org/1757-899X/63/1

  6. Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Drug Eluting Stents:The Risk of Stopping Clopidogrel

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    Full Text Available Recommendations for the duration of clopidogrel (Plavix®, Bristol Meyers Squibb, New York, NY therapy following drug eluting stent (DES insertion have been subject to recent criticism. Suggested recommendations for the continuation of clopidogrel have been extended to one year following DES insertion. However, patients with a previously inserted DES who now require cardiac surgery are requested to stop clopidogrel perioperatively. The safety of this practice is unclear. We report two cases of elective cardiac surgical intervention after the insertion of DES complicated by perioperative or intraoperative acute coronary ischemia attributed to DES closure.

  7. The application of the comet assay to assess the genotoxicity of environmental pollutants in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

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    Imanikia, Soudabeh; Galea, Francesca; Nagy, Eszter; Phillips, David H.; Stürzenbaum, Stephen R; Arlt, Volker M.

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    This study aimed to establish a protocol for cell dissociation from the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) to assess the genotoxicity of the environmental pollutant benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) using the alkaline version of the single cell electrophoresis assay (comet assay). BaP genotoxicity was assessed in C. elegans (wild-type [WT]; N2, Bristol) after 48 h exposure (0 to 40 μM). Induction of comets by BaP was concentration-dependent up to 20 μM; comet % tail DNA was ∼30% at 20 μM BaP and...

  8. Apixaban versus enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis after knee replacement (ADVANCE-2): a randomised double-blind trial

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    Lassen, Michael Rud; Raskob, Gary E; Gallus, Alexander;

    2010-01-01

    , patients, statisticians, adjudicators, and steering committee were masked to allocation. Apixaban was started 12-24 h after wound closure and enoxaparin 12 h before surgery; both drugs were continued for 10-14 days, when bilateral ascending venography was scheduled. Primary outcome was the composite of...... receive oral apixaban 2.5 mg twice daily (n=1528) or subcutaneous enoxaparin 40 mg once daily (1529). The randomisation schedule was generated by the Bristol-Myers Squibb randomisation centre and stratified by study site and by unilateral or bilateral surgery with a block size of four. Investigators...

  9. The effect of tangled magnetic fields on instabilities in tokamak plasmas

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    Thornton, A.J.; Kirk, A.; Harrison, J.R.; Cahyna, Pavel; Chapman, I.T.; Nardon, E.

    Vol. 544. Bristol : Institute of Physics Publishing, 2014 - (Moffatt, K.; Kephart, T.), " 012010-1"-" 012010-9" ISSN 1742-6588. - (IOPscience. 544). [Workshop Quantised Flux in Tightly Knotted and Linked Systems. Newton Institute Edinburgh (GB), 03.12.2012-07.12.2012] Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : resonant magnetic perturbation * homoclinic tangle * edge-localized mode Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/544/1/012010/pdf/1742-6596_544_1_012010.pdf

  10. Unsteady compressible flows in channel with varying walls

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    Pořízková, P.; Kozel, Karel; Horáček, Jaromír

    Vol. 490. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2014, s. 1-4. ISSN 1742-6588. [International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences 2013 /2./. Prague (CZ), 01.09.2013-05.09.2013] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP101/11/0207 Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : 3D Navier-Stokes equations * finite volume method * low Mach number Subject RIV: BI - Acoustics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/490/1/012066/pdf/1742-6596_490_1_012066.pdf

  11. Future Dead

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    Sabra, Jakob Borrits

    questions how death and disposal is perceived by a British (urban) public and if death has been liberated from social and individual emotional regulation or is (still) constrained by subjective and/or collective regulation. The design proposals from the Future Cemetery Design Competition 2016 are used to...... Gallery (bristolmuseums.org.uk) and the Future Cemetery Design Competition 2016 held by the Centre for Death and Society and Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol (futurecemetery.org). Grounded in sociological theory on death and memorialization technologies, ethnographic fieldwork and survey results (n=348...

  12. Time-resolved tuned diode laser absorption spectroscopy of pulsed plasma

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    Adámek, Petr; Do, H.T.; Čada, Martin; Hubička, Zdeněk; Hippler, R.

    Vol. 511. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2014, "012088-1"-"012088-6". (IOPscience. 511). ISSN 1742-6596. [International Congress on Plasma Physics (ICPP) / 13th Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics (LAWPP)/15./. Santiago, CHILE (CL), 08.08.2010-13.08.2010] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KAN301370701; GA ČR GP202/09/P159; GA AV ČR KJB100100805; GA MŠk(CZ) 1M06002 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : magnetron discharge * aluminum Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics

  13. Stellar structure and the art of building boats

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    Celnikier, Ludwik M.

    1989-02-01

    Acton and Squire's [Solving Equations with Physical Understanding (Hilger, Bristol, 1985)] ``trial function'' method of handling boundary value problems is used to find approximate solutions to the equations of stellar structure; the calculations involved are as simple to carry out as the usual order-of-magnitude estimates, but are correct to a few tens of a percent. The method is also used to investigate why an order-of-magnitude estimate of solar luminosity can be wrong by up to three orders of magnitude, while a similar estimate of the central temperature can be closer to acceptable values.

  14. Optical diagnostics of streamers: from laboratory micro-scale to upper-atmospheric large-scale discharges

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    Šimek, Milan; Hoder, T.; Prukner, Václav; Ambrico, P. F.

    Vol. 550. Bristol: IOP Publishing Ltd, 2014, 012037-012037. (IOPscience. 550). ISSN 1742-6588. [High-Tech Plasma Processes Conference (HTPP-2014) /13./. Toulouse (FR), 22.06.2014-27.06.2014] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP205/12/1709 Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : streamer * optical diagnostics * laser-induced fluorescence * LIF * TALIF * red-sprite Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/550/1/012037/

  15. Neutron fluences of the D-D fusion reaction at 1016 W/cm2 laser target interaction

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    Cavallaro, S.; Torrisi, L.; Cutroneo, M.; Krása, Josef; Ullschmied, Jiří

    Vol. 508. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2014, 012023-012023. (IOPscience. 508). ISSN 1742-6588. [Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications 2013 Conference (PPLA2013). Lecce (IT), 02.10.2013-04.10.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LM2010014 Institutional support: RVO:61389021 ; RVO:68378271 Keywords : D-D reaction * neutron yield * laser-produced plasma * Thomson parabola spectrometry * PALS laser * laser targets Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics ; BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics (FZU-D)

  16. TNSA ion acceleration at 1016 W/cm2 sub-nanosecond laser intensity

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    Torrisi, L.; Cutroneo, M.; Calcagno, L.; Rosinski, M.; Ullschmied, Jiří

    Vol. 508. Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2014, 012002-012002. (IOPscience. 508). ISSN 1742-6588. [Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications 2013 Conference (PPLA2013). Lecce (IT), 02.10.2013-04.10.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LM2010014 Institutional support: RVO:61389021 Keywords : TNSA ion acceleration * ion spectrometry * laser-produced plasma * PALS laser * laser targets Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/508/1/012002/pdf/1742-6596_508_1_012002.pdf

  17. Search for double beta decay of Cd-106 in TGV-2 experiment

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    Rukhadze, N. I.; Briancon, C.; Brudanin, V. B.; Egorov, V. G.; Klimenko, A. A.; Kovalík, Alojz; Shitov, Yu. A.; Stekl, I.; Timkin, V. V.; Vylov, Ts.

    BRISTOL BS1 6BE: IOP PUBLISHING LTD, DIRAC HOUSE, TEMPLE BACK, 2010 - (Coccia, E.; Pandola, L.; Fornengo, N.; Aloisio, R.), 012072/1-012072/3 ISSN 1742-6588. [11th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics . Rome (IT), 01.07.2009-05.07.2009] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LA08002 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : Cd-106 * TGV-2 * using a spectrometer Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics , Colliders

  18. Assessing the applicability of global CFC and SF6 input functions to groundwater dating in Britain

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    Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) are increasingly being used to date groundwaters. While these trace gases are generally well-mixed in the atmosphere, local atmospheric excesses (LAEs) have been found in some parts of the world, thereby affecting the interpretation of data from groundwater studies. To investigate the possibility of LAEs in Britain, mixing ratios of CFC-11, CFC-12 and SF6 were measured in soil gases from two large conurbations (London and Birmingham) and a smaller urban area, Bristol. Most mixing ratios for CFC-12 and SF6 were 6 input functions based on the NH-AMR curves appears justified for Britain. (author)

  19. Special Session: Lessons Learned From the L'Aquila Earthquake Case

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    Ambrogio, Olivia

    2013-01-01

    The verdict and prison sentences, delivered on 22 October 2012, that found six Italian scientists and one government official guilty of manslaughter in connection with the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake shocked the scientific community worldwide. A late-breaking special session co-convened by John Bates, at the National Climatic Data Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Stephen Sparks, University of Bristol, was added to the Fall Meeting schedule to address this case and to discuss the complex process of assessing and communicating the risks associated with natural hazards.

  20. Distance-of-flight spectra of charge density of ions generated with a low laser intensity

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    Krása, Josef; Velardi, L.; Lorusso, A.; Delle Side, D.; Nassisi, V.

    Vol. 508. Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2014, "012004-1"-"012004-5". ISSN 1742-6588. [Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications 2013 Conference (PPLA2013). Lecce (IT), 02.10.2013-04.10.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk EE2.3.20.0279; GA ČR GAP205/12/0454 Grant ostatní: LaserZdroj (OP VK 3)(XE) CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0279 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : laser ion sources * map of ion charge density * ion expansion * modeling Subject RIV: BL - Plasma and Gas Discharge Physics