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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. Annual report, Bristol Bay, 1955

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Commercial fishery management activities for Bristol Bay for 1955, including lists of operators, extensive statistics, descriptions of enforcement activities, and...

  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: 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Monitoring problem drug use in Bristol.

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    Parker, J; Pool, Y; Rawle, R; Gay, M

    1988-02-01

    A prospective multi-agency survey of problem drug use associated with illicit drugs and solvents in the city of Bristol in 1984-1985 found 759 problem drug users, giving a period prevalence rate of 0.4-0.8% of those aged 10-44 years. The group was a young one, with 92% under the age of 35. Over half had problems associated with opiates, mainly illicit heroin; 17% had problems associated with solvents, 9% with cannabis, 13% with stimulants, mainly illicit amphetamine, and 3% with hallucinogens. There was little indication of problematic use of barbiturates or cocaine. The problems associated with drugs and solvents were wide-ranging and not specific for individual drugs. Future community surveys would find it cost-effective to concentrate on the five best sources identified here, and to supplement these with indications of drug-taking among teenagers. The difficulties of using the definition of problem drug use for research and the value of case-register surveys for community drug monitoring are discussed. PMID:3262395

  11. 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...

  12. 77 FR 31353 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, AK

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    2012-05-25

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. 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,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains human-use resource data for airport locations, Coastal Resource Service Area (CSRA) boundaries, and scenic rivers for the Bristol Bay...

  5. 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...

  6. 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…

  7. Chemistry Provision for Primary Pupils: The Experiences of 10 Years of Bristol ChemLabs Outreach

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    Harrison, Timothy G.; Shallcross, Dudley E.

    2016-01-01

    Bristol ChemLabS, the UK's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in practical chemistry, delivers numerous outreach activity days per year for thousands of primary school pupils annually. These mainly comprise demonstration assemblies and hands on workshops for pupils in the main. The activities support the UK's Key Stage 2 science…

  8. 78 FR 63148 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Bristol; 2010 Lead Base Year...

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    2013-10-23

    ... 12, 2008 (73 FR 66964), EPA revised the Lead NAAQS, lowering the level from 1.5 micrograms per cubic... emissions above 0.5 tons per year within the Bristol Area is Exide Technologies Facility, a lead acid battery manufacturing and recycling facility which processes lead and reclaimed lead into batteries...

  9. 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.

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. 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

  13. 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...

  14. 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

  15. Delaware River water quality Bristol to Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, August 1949 to December 1963

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    Keighton, Walter B.

    1965-01-01

    During the 14-year period from August 1949 to July 1963, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the city of Philadelphia, collected samples of river water once each month in the 43-mile reach of the Delaware River from Bristol to Marcus Hook, Pa., and daily at Trenton, 10 miles upstream from Bristol. This part of the Delaware is an estuary into which salt water is brought by tides; fresh water flows into the estuary at Trenton, NJ, and farther downstream from the Schuylkill River and other tributaries of the Delaware. In March, April, and May, when fresh-water flow is high, the average concentration of dissolved solids in the water at Bristol was 76 ppm (parts per million), and at Marcus Hook 112 PPM In August and September, streamflow is lower, and the average concentration of dissolved solids increased to 117 PPM at Bristol and 804 PPM at Marcus Hook. Major salinity invasions of the Delaware River occurred in 1949, 1953, 1954, 1957, and 1963. In each of these years the fresh-water flow into the tidal river at Trenton was low during the period from July to October. The greatest dissolved-solids concentrations in these monthly samples were 160 PPM at Bristol and 4,000 PPM at Marcus Hook. At times the dissolved-oxygen concentration of the river water has become dangerously low, especially in that reach of the river between Wharton Street and League Island. At the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, one-third of the samples of river water were less than 30 percent saturated with oxygen; however, no trend, either for better or for worse, was apparent during the 14-year period. It is useful now to summarize these monthly analyses for the period 1949-63 even though a much more detailed description of water quality in this reach of the estuary will soon become available through the use of recording instrumental conditions. This compendium of water-quality data is useful as an explicit statement of water quality during the 14-year study period and is valuable for directing

  16. 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).

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

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    Stephens, Chris

    2015-01-01

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

  18. 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....

  19. 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…

  20. The role of volatile organic compounds in the polluted urban atmosphere of Bristol, England

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    A. C. Rivett

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The results of a field campaign carried out from early spring through to the late summer of 2000, in Bristol, England, are presented. Continuous measurements of over 40 hydrocarbons have been made at an urban background site, located at Bristol University, for approximately nine months using a Gas Chromatography - Flame Ionisation Detection (GC-FID system and for a selection of halocarbons for approximately one month using a Gas Chromatography - Electron Capture Detection (GC-ECD system. In this paper we present the time-series of the nine halocarbons and selected hydrocarbons. Daytime and night-time hydroxyl radical concentrations have been estimated based on the diurnal variations of a selection of the measured hydrocarbons. The average summer daytime concentration of OH was found to be 2.5x106 molecules cm-3 and the night-time concentration to be in the range 104 to 105 molecules cm-3. In addition, the role played by certain VOCs in the formation of ozone is assessed using the POCP (Photochemical Ozone Creation Potential concept.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

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

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

    2010-01-01

    The Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel encompass a number of designated sites supporting populations of waterbirds and seabirds that are of national or international importance, including the Severn Estuary and Burry Inlet Special Protection Areas (SPAs)/Ramsar Sites and Carmarthen Bay, the UK's first marine SPA. Here, we provide an overview of the present numbers and trends of the waterbirds and seabirds using these sites, updating previous reviews undertaken prior to these designations. We further provide a summary of the main issues that have affected the status of the area's bird populations. Declines in the numbers of waders on the Severn Estuary and the southwest over the last two decades have been linked to climate change. The Sea Empress oil-spill impacted both breeding seabirds and the wintering Common Scoters in Carmarthen Bay, though numbers of the latter recovered 3years after the spill. At the Burry Inlet, Oystercatcher numbers have fallen over the last 25years and considerable research has been undertaken into the conflict with cockle and mussel fisheries. A long-term study at Cardiff Bay, at the mouth of the Severn, revealed a significant impact on the survival of Redshanks following its impoundment and has helped to further understanding of responses of waterbirds to estuarine habitat loss. The potential impacts of the construction of a tidal power scheme on the Severn Estuary are also discussed. PMID:20153484

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. 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

  10. "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

  11. 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...

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

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

  13. 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...

  14. 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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    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

  15. 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.

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    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.

  16. Hydrogeology, simulated ground-water flow, and ground-water quality at two landfills in Bristol, Vermont

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    Mack, Thomas J.

    1995-01-01

    A study was done to describe the hydrogeology of unconsolidated deposits, simulated ground-water flow, and ground-water quality at two landfills in Bristol, Vermont. The study area is characterized by a glacial delta greater than 200 feet thick on the west flank of the Green Mountains. An upper unconfined, coarse-grained glacial aquifer and a lower fine-grained glacial aquifer are separated throughout most of the study area by a sand, silt, and clay confining unit. A two-layer ground-water flow model was designed and calibrated to estimate ground-water-flow paths form the aquifers beneath the landfills. Large upward head gradients of 0.03 to 0.30 foot per foot are the result of ground water leaking from the underlying bedrock aquifer, which caused ground-water flow to concentrate in the upper aquifer. Most simulated ground-water-flow paths in the lower glacial aquifer beneath the landfills crossed into the upper aquifer. Simulated ground- water-flow paths in the upper aquifer, beneath the landfills, remained in the upper aquifer. Ground water characterized as landfill leachate, or influenced by landfill leachate, has a median specific conductance of 700 microseimens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius. Landfill leachate contained mean concentrations 1.5 to 10 times the background concentrations of common constituents and metals, including calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride, iron, magnesium, and manganese. Trace metals detected in the leachate included copper, nickel, zinc, cobalt, lead, and arsenic. Ten volatile organic compounds were found at four observation wells associated with one landfill and three volatile organic compounds were found at two observation wells associated with the record landfill. No one volatile organic compound was consistently found and detections were generally at or near detection limits.

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

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    Puryer, J; Patel, A

    2016-02-26

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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

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

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

    2016-08-01

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Evidence for declining levels of heavy-metals in the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, U.K. and their spatial distribution in sediments

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    Duquesne, Sabine [Department of Chemical Ecotoxicology, UFZ Centre for Environmental Research, D-04318 Leipzig (Germany); Newton, Lyn C. [Severn Estuary Research Group, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY (United Kingdom); Giusti, Lorenzo [Severn Estuary Research Group, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY (United Kingdom); Marriott, Susan B. [Severn Estuary Research Group, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY (United Kingdom); Staerk, Hans-Joachim [Department of Analytical Chemistry, UFZ Centre for Environmental Research, D-04318 Leipzig (Germany); Bird, David J. [Severn Estuary Research Group, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: david.bird@uwe.ac.uk

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    Levels of heavy-metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Ni, Pb and Zn) in suspended particulate and in surface and subsurface sediments were determined at seven locations in the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel. Sediment metal concentrations were highest at sites close to industrial centres but levels have decreased significantly over the last 30 years so that they are now close to, or meet, environmental quality guidelines. The greatest metal concentrations in deposited sediments were usually associated with the finest particulates at locations with muddy sediments, but this was not always true at sites with predominantly sandy sediments. The metals bound to suspended particulates at all sites were remarkably consistent, presumably reflecting the mixing capacity of this macro-tidal estuary. The re-exposure of older, more contaminated sediments could explain the observed differences between deposited and suspended material. Sediment redistribution due to strong seasonal currents might also explain the differences between winter and summer samples. - Heavy-metal contamination in Severn Estuary sediments is declining but shows seasonal variation and depends on location and sediment type.

  5. Aeg niite liimida / Piret Bristol

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    Bristol, Piret, 1968-

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

  6. Discurso aos eleitores de Bristol

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    Edmund Burke

    2012-11-01

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

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

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    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.

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

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    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

  9. Konfliktide käsiraamat / Piret Bristol

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    1997-01-01

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

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

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    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.

  11. Hydrologic Landscape Classification to Estimate Bristol Bay Watershed Hydrology

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

  12. 212ʻ Fahrenheiti : eesti luule 2006 / Piret Bristol

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

  13. 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...

  14. 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…

  15. COASTAL STUDY, BRISTOL COUNTY,RHODE ISLAND USA

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

  16. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: BIOINDEX (Biological Index Polygons)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains vector polygons representing the boundaries of the 1:250,000 map boundaries used in the creation of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI)...

  17. 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...

  18. 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 ...

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

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    Bristol, Piret, 1961-

    2005-01-01

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

  20. Viga võib tekitada liigse süükoorma / Piret Bristol

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    Bristol, Piret, 1961-

    2006-01-01

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

  1. 78 FR 25266 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska

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    2013-04-30

    ... draft was released for public comment on May 18, 2012 (77 FR 31353, May 25, 2012). Peer review panel members were announced June 5, 2012 (77 FR 33213, June 5, 2012), and the external peer review meeting was announced July 6, 2012 (77 FR 40037, July 6, 2012). The external peer review meeting was held in...

  2. 78 FR 34093 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska

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    2013-06-06

    ... previous draft was released for public comment on May 18, 2012 (77 FR 31353, May 25, 2012). Peer review panel members were announced June 5, 2012 (77 FR 33213, June 5, 2012), and the external peer review meeting was announced July 6, 2012 (77 FR 40037, July 6, 2012). The external peer review meeting was...

  3. H10276: NOS Hydrographic Survey , Bristol Bay, Alaska, 1988-08-14

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

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

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    Sibanda Mavellas

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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...

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

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    2011-12-22

    ... 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. Pühendunud koostöö nõuab teadlikku tööd / Piret Bristol

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    Bristol, Piret, 1961-

    2004-01-01

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

  11. Public health assessment for Re-Solve, Incorporated, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Region 1: CERCLIS number MAD980520621. Final report

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    1999-05-25

    The Re-Solve National Priorities List (NPL) site is a 6-acre area situated in the town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. During the years 1956-1980 the Re-Solve Company distilled industrial solvents on-site. Waste materials from this process were disposed of by burning solvents in four on-site lagoons and spreading waste oils in various portions of the site. Elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured in soils throughout the site in 1981, and it was added to the NPL in December 1982. This site is characterized as a past and present public health hazard primarily due to the likely past and present exposure to PCBs through the consumption of PCB contaminated fish and eels from area water bodies. Based upon results of fish sampling that detected PCBs in area eel, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued and updated an advisory in 1986 and 1994 recommending that people not eat the fish and eel caught in these affected waters. The potentially exposed population; therefore, include area fishers who may be consuming contaminated fish or eel.

  12. 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...

  13. 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…

  14. 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

    ..., Oregon State University--Expertise in aquatic biology and ecotoxicology. Dr. Dirk van Zyl, University of... ecology and ecotoxicology. Dr. Paul Whitney--Expertise in wildlife ecology and ecotoxicology. The...

  15. Case study: impact of technology investment on lead discovery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, 1998-2006.

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    Houston, John G; Banks, Martyn N; Binnie, Alastair; Brenner, Stephen; O'Connell, Jonathan; Petrillo, Edward W

    2008-01-01

    We review strategic approaches taken over an eight-year period at BMS to implement new high-throughput approaches to lead discovery. Investments in compound management infrastructure and chemistry library production capability allowed significant growth in the size, diversity and quality of the BMS compound collection. Screening platforms were upgraded with robust automated technology to support miniaturized assay formats, while workflows and information handling technologies were streamlined for improved performance. These technology changes drove the need for a supporting organization in which critical engineering, informatics and scientific skills were more strongly represented. Taken together, these investments led to significant improvements in speed and productivity as well a greater impact of screening campaigns on the initiation of new drug discovery programs.

  16. 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 ...

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

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    2001-06-01

    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.

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

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    Bremmer, Jan N.

    2002-01-01

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

  19. 76 FR 33310 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of 70 New Drug Applications and 97...

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    2011-06-08

    ... fluticasone propionate metered-dose inhalers (see 75 FR 19213-19241, April 14, 2010; 71 FR 70870-70873... Organon USA Inc., c/ bromide) Injection. o Schering-Plough Corp., 2000 Galloping Hill Rd., Kenilworth, NJ... Baxter Healthcare Injection USP, 250 Corp. mg/mL. NDA 018776 Norcuron (vecuronium Organon USA Inc.,...

  20. 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...

  1. 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...

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 76 FR 34770 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility; Environmental Assessment and...

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    2011-06-14

    ... COMMISSION Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility (RCF), located in Schenectady, Schenectady... of an experiment leading to a release of airborne radioactive material into the reactor room and...

  7. Bridge Building for the Future of the Finnish Polytechnics

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    Kettunen, Juha

    2004-01-01

    This study presents the strategy process of Finnish polytechnics using the balanced scorecard approach. The study extends the balanced scorecard from the communication and implementation of this strategy to the planning of the strategy. Stakeholders formulated a strategic managerial plan for the network of all polytechnics in Finland by applying…

  8. 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…

  9. 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

  10. 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...

  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. 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...

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

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    Shenker, Orly R.

    2004-09-01

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

  14. 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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    Cvetanka Elenkova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  15. 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…

  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. Managing Chinese Catalogingat The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library

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    NoraFung

    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.

  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 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

  20. 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…

  1. 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...

  2. 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

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

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    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...

  4. A Critical Survey On Enrollment In Youth Polytechnics In Kisii Central District Kenya.

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    Elijah Maronga

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract What factors prompt trainees to enroll in youth polytechnics What informs trainees choice of particular courses for study These are questions this descriptive survey research sought to address among youth polytechnics in Kisii Central District Kenya. The district had 13 youth polytechnics and 603 trainees. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 203 trainees while all 13 managers one from each youth polytechnic participated in the study. The findings of the study showed that enrollment in youth polytechnics was mainly influenced by the trainees inability to pursue formal education at secondary school level because of lack of tuition fees the trainees inability to attain secondary school admission requirements need to acquire skills for employment and advanced age of the pupils while in primary school due to repetition. Trainees chose courses because they perceived that such courses would help them secure employment or become self employed. The study recommended that trainees from poor economic backgrounds be made aware of the possibility of obtaining funds in form of bursaries from the Constituency Development Fund CDF to help them complete their studies at the youth polytechnics that the government and youth polytechnic management should ensure that relevant equipments and facilities are provided to facilitate high quality training in the youth polytechnics and that youth polytechnics should tailor their training programs around courses that will support self reliance upon completion.

  5. Updating Polytechnic Teachers' Knowledge and Skills through Teacher Design Teams in Ghana

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

    2012-01-01

    While teachers and administrators in polytechnics in Ghana have categorically expressed the growing need for the former's knowledge and skills to be updated in the era of polytechnic transformation, little attention has been paid to the subject. This study reports a professional development intervention organised for 16 engineering teachers…

  6. Development of Polytechnic Knowledge and Abilities in the Course of Studying Physics

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    Imashev, Gizatulla; Abykanova, Bakytgul T.; Rakhmetova, Mairagul T.; Tumysheva, Anar A.; Moldasheva, Raushan N.; Ilyasova, Sandugash S.; Shahimova, Aliya A.

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    In this article one of aspects of physics course studying improvement at high schools--the problem of the development of polytechnic knowledge and abilities in modern conditions--is revealed. In this research, the role and place of polytechnic education in the improvement of teaching physics at high schools are revealed, the main pedagogical…

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

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

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

  8. An Exploration on Motivation of Non-English Majors in Polytechnics

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    2016-01-01

    This study, undertaken 100 students majoring in electronics in a polytechnic in TianJin, examines the characteristics of learning motivations in students: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Analysis of data acquired from a questionnaire suggests that the majority of polytechnic students are driven by extrinsic motivation.

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

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

  10. 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

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    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...

  11. 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

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

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    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.

  13. 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.

  14. The Polytechnic Breakthrough in Denmark 1780-1930

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    2006-01-01

    The notion that science leads to technology is manifest in the writing of modern history. As an important metaphor of modernity in the engineering discourse, the idea of the relation between science and technology and its impact on society being a one-sided affair can be traced back to the beginn......The notion that science leads to technology is manifest in the writing of modern history. As an important metaphor of modernity in the engineering discourse, the idea of the relation between science and technology and its impact on society being a one-sided affair can be traced back...... to the beginning of the 19th century. The analysis is focused on the political construction of the Danish polytechnic Institute and the development in engineering discourse in the period 1830-1930. The ideological changes in the discourse are considered an political effect of the second Industrial Revolution...

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

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    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.

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

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

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    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

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

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    Yeboah Asuamah Samuel

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. FROM THE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE TO THE CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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

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    Seng, Loh Kah

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

  7. 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…

  8. A sampling method for tundra swans summering in the Bristol Bay lowlands, northern Alaska Peninsula: A summary of a presentation given at the second Alaska Bird Conference, Juneau, Alaska 3-4 April 1987

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — A "census" of tundra swans occurring in the northern Alaska Peninsula was collected over 1984-1985, with supplemental information provided from preliminary surveys...

  9. 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.

  10. 76 FR 40945 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility; Notice of Issuance of Renewed...

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    ... Opportunity for Hearing published in the Federal Register on May 15, 2008 (73 FR 28170). The NRC received no... Impact for license renewal, noticed in the Federal Register on June 14, 2011 (76 FR 34770), and concluded... COMMISSION Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility; Notice of Issuance of...

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

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

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    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.)…

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

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    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.

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  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. 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…

  17. The Academic Mobility of Engineering Students: The Experience at Tomsk Polytechnical University

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    2012-01-01

    In an increasingly global age, university students need to prepare themselves to be competitive in both domestic and foreign labor markets. This involves the acquisition of foreign languages, experience of a variety of educational and professional settings, and becoming part of influential networks. The case of Tomsk Polytechnical University…

  18. Long-Term Effects of Financial Reductions in Higher Education: The Polytechnics in England and Wales.

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    The financial reductions to Britain's polytechnics has been largely subjective, and the atmosphere of crisis management has damaged morale, made long-range planning difficult, and endangered educational quality. These problems may necessitate a radical restructuring of British higher education. (Author/MSE)

  19. 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…

  20. 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.

  1. 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…

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 9th Annual Conference of the North East Polytechnics Mathematical Modelling & Computer Simulation Group

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    1987-01-01

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

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

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

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    A. GÓMEZ-PÉREZ; Juristo, N.

    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...

  8. The Designing of Online Multiple Intelligence Tools for Lecturers at Polytechnic

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    Salam, Sazilah; Mohamad, Siti Nurul Mahfuzah; Bakar, Norasiken; Sui, Linda Khoo Mei

    2014-01-01

    This paper addresses the designing of Online Multiple Intelligence (MI) Teaching Tools for Polytechnic lecturers. These teaching tools can assist lecturers to create their own teaching materials without having any knowledge of Information Technology (IT) especially in programming. The theory of MI is used in this paper and this theory postulates that everybody has at least two or more intelligences. Multiple approaches embedded into a series of activities via online teaching tools must be imp...

  9. 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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    Bertha Musty

    2015-08-01

    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.

  10. 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

    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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

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    Issa, A.O.

    2014-09-01

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

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.

  1. 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)

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

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    Jeya Amantha Kumar

    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.

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

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    Haolader, Faruque A.

    2015-01-01

    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 ...

  4. FRP Composites for Retrofit and Construction of Structures:Recent Research at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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    2004-01-01

    @@ At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, on-going research addresses many aspects of the theory of FRP-strengthened structures and the innovative use of FRP composites in new construction. A very brief summary of some of the recent research progresses made at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is given here. Further details of these recent developments can be found in the references listed at the end. Some of the research summarized here has been carried out in collaboration with researchers at other institutions, including the University of Edinburgh, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, the University of Adelaide, Fuzhou University, Jinan University and the National Engineering Research Centre for Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Industrial Buildings.

  5. 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...

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

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    Alba Sánchez Arencibia

    2014-05-01

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

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

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    Ramlee Mustapha

    2014-11-01

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

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

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    Dr. Jose Ariel R. Ibarrientos

    2015-03-01

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

  9. 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, Luis Miguel

    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…

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. Generator

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    2015-01-01

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

  16. 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…

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

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    2002-01-01

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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…

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

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

  1. 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…

  2. A Guide to Off-Campus Student Project Center Operations. A Manual Based Upon the Model Project Center of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts. Project Report No. 2.

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    Under a 1972 grant from the National Science Foundation's College Science Improvement Program (CoSIP), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) undertook a major educational experiment involving the total reorientation of its educational programs. The encompassing effort is referred to as the WPI PLAN. A major facet of the WPI PLAN involves student…

  3. 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…

  4. The Use of Books and Libraries by Part-Time Business Studies Students at a Polytechnic: A Follow-up Study.

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    Payne, Philip

    To study the effect on library use, of additional expenditure on accounting textbooks needed by part-time business students, a study was conducted in the spring of 1980 at the City of London Polytechnic. Three techniques were used: (1) a questionnaire distributed to all part-time students in the Accountancy Department and, as a control group, all…

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

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    O. S. Bilyavska

    2016-07-01

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

  6. Trade union activity, cultural, public and political life of Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute in the second half of 1950s–1980

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    Petrik Valeriy V.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Basing on rich documentary, the article studies the activity of the trade union organization in Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute and the impact the trade union had on the cultural, public and political life of the Institute in the second half of the 1950s-1980s. The activity is stated to be held in different forms and areas: amateur arts, propaganda, wall-newspaper and house magazine, vigilant groups, University of Culture, student club, lecturing agitation group, student construction brigades, department, groups and hostels competitions. The authors come to the conclusion that involving students and faculty members into cultural, public and political life added greatly to fostering the future engineers as it took them less time to adapt to the team-spirited workforce after graduating from the higher educational establishment. The article is intended for the people interested in history of higher education in Siberia and Russia.

  7. Assess workers' needs and preferences first before planning a physical fitness programme: findings from a polytechnic institute in Singapore.

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    Wong, M L; Koh, D; Lee, M H

    1998-01-01

    Workplace physical fitness programmes are usually poorly attended because the activities do not meet workers' needs. We investigated leisure-time physical activity and its relation to sociodemographic characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors in a polytechnic institute in Singapore before planning a physical fitness programme. Low leisure-time physical activity (defined as no activity or engaging in physical activity less than once per week) was more prevalent among older women, married workers, smokers and men with unhealthy dietary habits. The type of physical activity varied with age and gender, with a preference for walking by women and older men and jogging by younger men. Low physical activity was significantly associated with sickness absence and self-reported stress in women and higher values of triglycerides and low density lipoprotein cholesterol in men. This survey helps to identify target groups for physical fitness programmes and determine leisure-time physical activities specific to workers' preferences by age and gender. PMID:9604471

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. A sampling method for tundra swans in the Bristol Bay lowlands of the northern Alaska Peninsula: A summary of a presentation given at the Refuges and Wildlife Project Leaders' meeting, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, December 8-11, 1986

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — A "census" of tundra swans occurring in the northern Alaska Peninsula was collected over 1984-1985, with supplemental information provided from preliminary surveys...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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 ...

  16. Development of a Digital Meteorite Identification Program at University of New Mexico (UNM) (Institute of Meteoritics) and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI)

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    Gakin, R.; Lewis, K.; Simmons, J.; Gchachu, K.; Karner, J. M.; Newsom, H. E.; Jones, R. H.

    2003-01-01

    Determining the origin and chemical composition of suspect extra terrestrial specimens has lead to meteorite identification research programs. Such programs, like the University of New Mexico-Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute partnership, are being inundated with many non-meteorites (meteor wrongs) sent in by interested individuals from all over the world. This meteorite identification program developed a spreadsheet that aids in identifying the types of minerals in a sample for physical properties, possible meteorite characteristics, minerals and rock properties, and possible man made characteristics. Samples that show meteorite distinctiveness are further analyzed via the Scanning Electron Microprobe (SEM).

  17. 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

  18. 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.

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

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

  20. Cities lead on climate change

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    Pancost, Richard D.

    2016-04-01

    The need to mitigate climate change opens up a key role for cities. Bristol's year as a Green Capital led to great strides forward, but it also revealed that a creative and determined partnership across cultural divides will be necessary.

  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. 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...

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. 77 FR 8282 - Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

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    ... 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. PHOTOSYNTHESIS

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    The Gordon Research Conference (GRC)on PHOTOSYNTHESIS 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.

  10. 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).

  11. The Impact of the WPI PLAN on Students. A Report of a Three Year Longitudinal Study at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1972-75. Project Report No. 3.

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    Cohen, Karen C.

    Under a 1972 grant from the National Science Foundation's College Science Improvement Program (CoSIP), Worcester Polytechnic Institute undertook a major educational experiment involving the total reorientation of its educational programs. The encompassing effort is referred to as the WPI PLAN. Several modes of evaluation have been and continue to…

  12. Restructuring Undergraduate Science Education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts. A Summative Assessment by the NSF-WPI Project Advisory Committee Constituted from 1972-75. Project Report No. 1.

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    Harrisberger, Lee; And Others

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), following two and one half years of intensive study and planning, has developed and begun the implementation of a PLAN for a new and comprehensively different educational program, responsive to the needs of individual students, society, and encouraging sensitivity to the ideas and values of civilization. In…

  13. 校企合作“实责险”的法律特征及功能﹡%The Characteristics and Functions of Liability Insurance for Students of Polytechnic while Practical Training

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    The article summarizes and explains the definition and characteristics of “Liability Insurance for Students of Polytechnic While Practical Training” from a legal point of view. It argues that the“Liability Insurance for Students of Polytechnic While Practical Training” is commercial and a third party liability commercial insurance. The parties of the “Liability Insurance for Students of Polytechnic While Practical Training” will follow the principle of voluntariness and equity to build the relationship. The“Liability Insurance for Students of Polytechnic While Practical Training” will be helpful to make up the deficiency of the function of institution of school-enterprise cooperation.%  从法理角度对“实责险”的定义和特征进行概括和阐释,从而推知“实责险”是一种商业性质的第三者责任保险,“实责险”遵循自由自愿、平等协商的原则。从“实责险”对校企合作制度的意义得知,“实责险”有利于弥补契约性的校企合作制度功能上的不足。

  14. 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.

  15. 奥塔哥理工学院办学模式调研%Investigation and Research on the School﹣Running Mode of Otago Polytechnic

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    黄宝华; 杨珂

    2016-01-01

    奥塔哥理工学院(Otago Polytechnic)是一所应用型技术学院,也是一所以课程职业导向著称的现代化职业学院。奥塔哥理工学院所开设的课程学科领域广泛,利用地理和人文环境优势,采用国际化、阶梯化和实用化的课程设置模式,并拥有成熟的职业培训系统,培养出了大批能适应新西兰和全球经济竞争的高技能和高素质的劳动者。本文通过对实地调研的分析和国内外职业教育的对比,希望能为中国职业技术教育的发展寻找到一些可行的思路和途径。%Otago Polytechnic is not only an application﹣oriented technical institute,but also a modern vocational institute which is famous for providing career﹣oriented curricula.With the multi﹣disciplinary curricula,as well as its advantages in geographical location and cultural environment, Otago Polytechnic makes full use of its internationalized,multi﹣leveled and practical curriculum set﹣ting to train their students.It has also established a mature system of vocational training.There﹣fore,it has cultivated a plenty of competitive and highly﹣skilled graduates who are the great labor force successfully adapted to the fierce competition in New Zealand,even in the world.Through the analysis of this field investigation and the comparison between international and domestic voca﹣tional education,this paper aims to explore some feasible ideas and approaches for the development of vocational and technical education in our country.

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

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

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    Mullan S

    2015-01-01

    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...

  20. 自动消防控制系统在长庆石化公司的应用%The application of automatic fire control system in Changqing Petrochemical Company

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    2013-01-01

      The article introduces the working principle of the control system of Bristol babcock and its components.It also covers its application in Changqing Petrochemical Company,and its funcion.%  本文介绍了Bristol babcock控制系统的工作原理、构成、在长庆石化公司应用的情况、功能和应用特点。

  1. 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...

  2. 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

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    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.

  3. 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)

  4. 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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    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。

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

  8. 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。

  9. 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.

  10. Studies on energy conservation for buildings of the electrical engineering of the Polytechnical School - Sao Paulo State University - Sao Paulo, Brazil; Estudos de conservacao de energia para predios da engenharia eletrica da EPUSP

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    Saidel, Marco Antonio; Maki, Clayton Massatoshi; Fereira Segundo, Nestor Candido; Morales Udaeta, Miguel Edgar [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Escola Politecnica. Grupo de Energia]. E-mail: udaeta@pea.usp.br

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    This paper identifies and quantifies the potential of electric power conservation by end using of the buildings of electrical engineering at Polytechnic School of Sao Paulo University (EPUSP), SP, Brazil, aiming the increasing of energetic efficiency. The paper presents the results of the energetic diagnostic performed at the EPUSP Electric Engineering. The final using of lighting, air conditioning in the windows and microcomputers were analysed. The obtained results demonstrates the existence of a large potential of energy conservation, mainly related to the lighting end use.

  11. 高职图书馆创新信息服务的实践与探索%The Practices and Explorations of The Information Service's Innovationin High Polytechnic Colleges' Libraries

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    2009-01-01

    The article mainly analyzes library reformation service trend of development from the service ideas, the collection systems and the service patterns, and elaborates the information service' practices and the innovations in the styles and contenes in the high polytechnic colleges' libraries.%从服务观念,馆藏体系,服务模式三个方面,分析了知识经济时代高职图书馆信息服务的发展趋势,阐述了高职图书馆信息服务在方式、内容上的实践与创新.

  12. 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.

  13. 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。

  14. 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.

  15. Teacher conceptions in the area of Nature Sciences about the construction of interdisciplinarity in Polytechnic Intermediate Education: the contribution of faculty expertise to reality in two schools in Northern Rio Grande do Sul

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    Bruna Carminatti

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available High School education in Rio Grande do Sul underwent reformulations with the proposal for Polytechnic Intermediate Education suggested by the State Education Office. Overall, this proposal arose from the demand for improvements in elementary education, where High School education is concerned, and was implemented along the years of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Among the desired improvements was the need to overcome content education through interdisciplinarity and an integrated curriculum. Taking such changes into consideration – which implied the creation of knowledge areas, curricular restructuring, changes to the means of evaluation and the planning and teaching methodology presumptions – this article aims to report the path and results from research that proposed to investigate the manner in which interdisciplinarity began being constructed by educators in the area of Nature Sciences from faculty expertise. The methodology employed was of ethnographic research, that allowed to gather a wealth of data and opinions from the individuals investigated, namely nine teachers from the Nature Sciences area that encompasses the subjects of chemistry, physics and biology, from two intermediate education public schools in Northern Rio Grande do Sul. Data interpretation was carried out under the perspective of Discursive Textual Analysis and allowed for the identification of both the hurdles that made interdisciplinary construction and action unfeasible, such as lack of time for planning, and possible alternatives to overcome such hurdles, among which faculty expertise. From the discussion of those results, it can be observed that the proposal for Polytechnic High School provided space for the construction of the interdisciplinary praxis as well as for reflecting on and awareness building of its need, making it feasible from theoretic-methodological (reoptions on the part of the faculty in the bias of their expertise as such.

  16. 高职院校基于目标管理的绩效管理工作探析——以广西建设职业技术学院行政人员绩效考核为例%Analysis on Performance Management Basing on MBO in Polytechnic College --Taking Performance Appraisal on Administrative Staff of Guangxi Polytechnic of Construction for Example

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    甘忠

    2012-01-01

    本文以广西建设职业技术学院推行的行政绩效考核办法为例,分析了开展绩效管理的必要性和存在的困难,对高校如何开展绩效管理工作,提高行政工作效能进行了阐述,为高校的绩效管理工作提供借鉴。%Taking performance appraisal on administrative staff of Guangxi Polytechnic of Construction for example, this thesis analyses the necessity and difficulty existing in the course of performance management,expounds ways to carry on performance management and improves administration efficiency, and provides reference for performance management in college.

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

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

  18. On the Application of Educational Wisdom to Class Man-agement of Polytechnic Schools and Junior Colleges%论教育智慧在中、高职班级管理中的运用

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    魏云柯

    2016-01-01

    Educational wisdom is an important reflection of teach-ers' ability and quality, and it embodies teachers' observation, the depth and flexibility of thinking, the determination of the will and so on. In practical education, every teacher needs to face the test:they have to face the various characteristics of the students in polytechnic schools and junior colleges with the complicated problems. They can use educational wisdom to solve difficult problems, thus more appropriately managing class affairs. From several aspects, the research elaborates the training and experi-ence of educational wisdom and the application of educational wisdom in the actual class management: an overview of educa-tional wisdom;manifestation of educational wisdom;the use of e-ducational wisdom; efficacy and problems needing attention in class management of polytechnic schools and junior colleges.%教育智慧是教师能力和素质的一种重要体现,体现出教师观察的敏锐性、思维的深刻性和灵活性、意志的果断性等。在实际的教育工作中,面临中、高职各式性格的学生和纷繁复杂的问题,能够运用教育智慧解决棘手的问题,从而较妥当地管理班级事务是每位教师需要面对的考验。本研究从教育智慧概述,教育智慧的表现方式,中、高职班级管理中教育智慧的运用、功效及需要注意的问题几个方面去阐述教育智慧的培养和历练以及在实际班级管理中的运用。

  19. 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.

  20. 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。

  1. 高职生综合职业能力问卷设计中的信度研究%On Reliability Analysis of Comprehensive Competency Questionnaire for Polytechnic Students

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    陈慧

    2016-01-01

    当前高职院校非常重视学生综合职业能力的培养,但因为缺乏一份科学的综合职业能力问卷,其定量研究非常少。通过厘清综合职业能力的定义和子项,然后设计问卷,后经过因子分析和信度分析,得到25个题项的新问卷。该问卷总体信度和各分量表的内部信度基本达到要求。%Polytechnic educators attach great importance to fostering students' comprehensive competencies. Lacking a precise questionnaire, the related quantitative researches are badly needed. Before questionnaire design, the definition and sub-items of comprehensive competencies are made clear. Afterward, factor analysis and reliability analysis are carried out to get a new 25-question questionnaire with a satisfactory credibility.

  2. The Exploration of Reform of Economics and Management Curriculum in Local Higher Polytechnic Colleges%地方高职院校经管类专业建设改革初探

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    刘武军

    2012-01-01

    The paper puts forward that the general knowledge about economics and management and skills needed for the occupation should be basic content to the curriculum of economics and management offered by higher polytechnic colleges, and accordingly, a teaching platform should also be built to implement the curriculum. Furthermore,it suggests placement program should be offered in the fourth semester and a faculty penal tutoring the practical training should be established. Only in this way, can the students meet the demands of serving local social development.%地方高职院校经管类专业建设应该以经济管理专业群的通用知识与技能为基础,构建"一专多能"的教学平台,并建立将顶岗实习提前至第四学期进行的培养模式,打造一支专业化的顶岗实习教师队伍,唯有如此,才能更加适应当地经济发展的需要。

  3. Introduction and Thinking of Project-based Teaching in Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic%新加坡南洋理工学院项目教学简介与思考

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    陈秀虎

    2012-01-01

    为了给课程项目改造同仁提供借鉴的参考资料,服务我国职业教育改革的需求,笔者以在新加坡南洋理工学院研修学习对该学院课程项目教学的所见所闻为依据,结合自己对课程项目改造的实践与理解,提出一些关于课程项目改造的思考与想法。%In order to give reference to associates for their curriculum project reform and serve the needs of vocational education reform in China,the author,based on his learning experiences of the project-based teaching in Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic and combining with his own understanding and practice of the project-based curriculum reform,puts forward some ideas on the curriculum reform to share with colleagues.

  4. The Study on Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic Innovative Model of Vocational Education%新加坡南洋理工学院高职教育创新模式初探

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    马宁; 寿劲秋

    2011-01-01

    Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic is renowned for its advanced mentality on running vocational education.This university is mainly characterized by organizational culture, mentality innovation, capability development and school-enterprise cooperation. And"Teaching-oriented Factory" is the university's unique teaching mode. The technical and vocational institutions in China can learn a lot from them on the professional curriculum development and course development.%新加坡南洋理工学院以其先进的职业教育办学理念享誉全世界.组织文化、理念创新,能力开发、校企合作成为其办学的主要特色,"教学工厂"是其独到的教学模式.这些对于我国高职院校的专业设置和课程建设具有积极的启示和借鉴作用.

  5. On Top-Level Design of Curriculum Development about "Tax Accounting" for Higher Polytechnic%高职税务会计课程开发的顶层设计

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    王信平

    2012-01-01

    《税务会计》在高职会计专业课程体系中具有重要地位。因而如何提高《税务会计》课程质量,对提高会计专业学生的岗位职业能力至关重要。文章从《税务会计》课程开发目标、遵循的基本原则、规范课程开发过程与丰富课程开发内容、对课程开发实施动态管理四个方面展开论述,为《税务会计》课程开发的实施构建了基本框架。%"Tax Accounting" plays an important role in the curriculum system of Accounting Specialty for Higher Polytechnic.How to improve the quality of "Tax Accounting" course,therefore,is crucial to enhance students' occupation ability.This paper discussed four aspects,such as the target of curriculum development,basic principles,regulating the development process of curriculum and enriching the content of curriculum development,and dynamic management of curriculum development,and the basic framework of implementation of curriculum development is built.

  6. 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。

  7. 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。

  8. 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...

  9. 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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    2016-08-01

    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

  10. 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…

  11. Breast cancer

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    "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).

  12. Paclitaxel and doxorubicin in metastatic breast cancer

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    Gehl, J; Boesgaard, M; Paaske, T;

    1996-01-01

    be explored. Paclitaxel (Taxol; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ) has been demonstrated to be highly effective in treating patients with advanced breast cancer, including those with anthracycline-resistant breast cancer, a fact that has led to efforts to combine paclitaxel and anthracyclines...

  13. A phase II study of paclitaxel in heavily pretreated patients with small-cell lung cancer

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    Smit, EF; Fokkema, E; Biesma, B; Groen, HJM; Snoek, W; Postmus, PE

    1998-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to delineate the efficacy and toxicity of paclitaxel (Taxol, Bristol Myers Squibb) in the treatment of drug resistant small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Patients with SCLC relapsing within 3 months of cytotoxic therapy received paclitaxel 175 mg m(-2) intravenously over 3 h

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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,...

  17. 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)

  18. 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…

  19. Socialization and Ethnic Identity Development.

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    Weinreich, Peter

    A study of identity development was carried out in Bristol, England, with Asian, West Indian, and indigenous British adolescents. Ethnic and gender differences in patterns of identification conflict with others were found between minority group boys and girls. Both sexes from both minority groups, however, had substantial identification conflicts…

  20. Syndromes of Social Maladaptation among Elementary School Boys and Girls.

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    McDermott, Paul A.

    1982-01-01

    Assessed the cross-sex similarity of behavioral disturbance dimensions as measured by the Bristol Social Adjustment Guides (BSAG) using a sample of 2,527 Ontario schoolchildren. Results confirmed the cross-sex equivalence in the factor structure and support the use of the BSAG's under- and overreaction scales as indicators of maladjustment. (JAC)

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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...

  4. An Analysis of the Changes in Ability and Knowledge of Students Taking A-Level Physics and Mathematics over a 35 Year Period

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    Barham, Peter J.

    2012-01-01

    New undergraduate students arriving to study physics at the University of Bristol from 1975 onwards have all taken the same test of their knowledge and understanding of physics and mathematics. Many of the questions test knowledge of material that has been in the A-level syllabus for maths or physics throughout this period. The ability of incoming…

  5. Web 2.0 in Dutch Higher Education

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    Westera, Wim

    2009-01-01

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

  6. 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,…

  7. 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...

  8. Apixaban试验获良好结果提前结束

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    2010-01-01

    美国制药大厂Pfizer和Bristol-MyersSquibb公司宣布两公司已达成共识停止apixaban(Ⅰ)用于治疗心房纤颤的AVERROES(对比Apicaban与阿司匹林阻止中风效果)Ⅲ期临床试验项目。

  9. 78 FR 14584 - Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

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    2013-03-06

    ... Docket No. FEMA-B-1296, to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and....Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management.../RegionI/BristolCountyMAcoastal/Preliminary%20Maps/Forms/AllItems.aspx City of Fall River City Hall,...

  10. 75 FR 63441 - Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); November 3-9, 2010, Pacific Council Meeting

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    2010-10-15

    ... Orange County Costa Mesa Hotel, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, California 92626; telephone: 714-540... Statistical Committee--8 a.m. Ad Hoc Mitchell Act Committee--8:30 a.m. Budget Committee--3:30 p.m....

  11. Kodukandi vaimu ilmutamas / Mihkel Kaevats

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    Kaevats, Mihkel, 1983-

    2006-01-01

    Arvustus: Tartu on unenägu / Mehis Heinsaar, Lauri Sommer, Hannes Varblane, Urmas Vadi, Reet Sool, Merca, Krista Ojasaar, Igor Kotjuh, Kadri Tüür, Piret Bristol, Aare Pilv, Berk Vaher, Jüri Talvet, Jüri Ehlvest, Hedda Maurer, Andres Keil. Tartu : Eesti Kirjanduse Selts, 2006

  12. Physicist challenges prevailing view of math

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    Burton, H

    2004-01-01

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

  13. [Raamat] / Elisa Loopealne

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    Loopealne, Elisa

    2007-01-01

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

  14. 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…

  15. What's Changed? Issues of Impact and Evaluation in Primary Science Professional Development

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    Davies, Dan

    2010-01-01

    This article reports on issues arising from the external evaluation of a teacher development project--the Active Learning in Primary Science (ALPS) project--undertaken in eight Bristol (UK) primary schools during 2007. The ALPS project aimed to raise pupil attainment in science by developing participating teachers' skills, knowledge and enthusiasm…

  16. Images of the Retailing Environment: An Example of the Use of the Repertory Grid Methodology

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    Hudson, Ray

    1974-01-01

    A necessary condition for studying cognitive images of environments is an appropriate method to define and measure these. Using a sample of students in Bristol, the Repertory Grid method was used to measure images of the retailing environment. The empirical results are discussed and possible future research is outlined. (BT)

  17. 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

  18. 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…

  19. 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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    2016-05-27

    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. Filming in care settings has also resulted in high profile prosecutions, and numerous TV documentaries. Joe Plomin, the author, was the undercover producer who exposed the abuse at Winterbourne View, near Bristol, in 2011. PMID:27231069

  20. 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

  1. 77 FR 35652 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality...

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    2012-06-14

    ...-Indiana, 1997 PM 2.5 ), 76 FR 1850 (April 5, 2011) (Rome, Georgia, 1997 PM 2.5 ), 76 FR 31239 (May 31... these actions? III. Application of EPA's Clean Data Policy to the 2008 Lead NAAQS IV. Does the Bristol... these actions? On November 12, 2008 (73 FR 66964), EPA established a 2008 primary and secondary...

  2. Ipilimumab versus placebo after radiotherapy in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer that had progressed after docetaxel chemotherapy (CA184-043): a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, phase 3 trial

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    Kwon, Eugene D; Drake, Charles G; Scher, Howard I;

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Ipilimumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody that binds cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 to enhance antitumour immunity. Our aim was to assess the use of ipilimumab after radiotherapy in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer that progressed after docetaxel c...... that warrant further investigation. FUNDING: Bristol-Myers Squibb....

  3. 78 FR 49479 - Marine Mammals; File No. 17996

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    2013-08-14

    ...). Permit No. 17996 authorizes a commercial photography/filming project to film bottlenose dolphin strand... Silverback Films Ltd, 59 Cotham Hill, Cotham, Bristol, BS6 6JR, United Kingdom, to conduct commercial or educational photography of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). ADDRESSES: The permit and...

  4. 78 FR 55777 - Proposed Information Collection (VA, National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, Event...

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    ... 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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)

  7. 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。

  8. 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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    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 .

  11. 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.

  12. 高职院校经费投入主体多元化战略研究--基于“事业收入”来源结构视角%Strategic Thinking on the Issue of Multichannel of funds of Higher Vocational Education:from the Perspective of the Structure of Polytechnic Revenue

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    2014-01-01

    经费投入主体多元化是我国高等职业教育改革发展的重要趋势。在这一模式下,“事业收入”是教育经费来源的重要渠道。从统计和会计口径发现,“事业收入”中扣除“学杂费”后的剩余部分,可以在某种程度上衡量学校为社会主体提供教学培训和科研服务获得收入的水平。利用ARIMA模型考察该“剩余部分”的影响因素发现,办学声誉和应用型科技服务能力对学校增加事业收入中“剩余部分”有显著影响,因此,高职院校应努力通过提高学校声誉和应用型技术研发能力增加自身的经费收入。%The practice of multichannel of funds is an important trend in the reform and development of higher vocation-al education.The revenue of polytechnic is one of main educational fund sources,which contains tuition and fees.From the perspective of statistic and account,the residual from revenue of polytechnic minus tuition and fees can measure uni-versities or institutes’ability to provide educational training and scientific and technological service for other social enti-ties.Using the model of ARIMA,factors influenced the residual are studied,and the results show that the school image and technological serving abilities have marked influence on increasing the polytechnic revenue of higher vocational colleg-es.Therefore,higher vocational colleges should make great efforts to raise funds through enhancing school image and ser-vice abilities.

  13. 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…

  14. 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).

  15. 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

  16. 5th August 2008 - British Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills J. Denham MP with DIUS Director General Designate A. F.M. Smith and PA Catherine Perez meeting British scientists, engineers and technicians.

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

  17. Faculty Development for a New Curriculum: Implementing a Strategy for Veterinary Teachers within the Wider University Context.

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    Warman, Sheena; Pritchard, Jane; Baillie, Sarah

    2015-01-01

    Faculty development in veterinary education is receiving increasing attention internationally and is considered of particular importance during periods of organizational or curricular change. This report outlines a faculty development strategy developed since October 2012 at the University of Bristol Veterinary School, in parallel with the development and implementation of a new curriculum. The aim of the strategy is to deliver accessible, contextual faculty development workshops for clinical and non-clinical staff involved in veterinary student training, thereby equipping staff with the skills and support to deliver high-quality teaching in a modern curriculum. In October 2014, these workshops became embedded within the new University of Bristol Continuing Professional Development scheme, Cultivating Research and Teaching Excellence. This scheme ensures that staff have a clear and structured route to achieving formal recognition of their teaching practice as well as access to a wide range of resources to further their overall professional development. The key challenges and constraints are discussed. PMID:26315211

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. [6.-9. novembrini 2007 leidis aset üritus "Eesti kirjanikud Eesti raamatukogudes"

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

  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. 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 ...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Adaptation of Impact Questions from an Existing Toolkit Provided Clear Assessment of Valued Service Elements and Desirable Service Improvements in a Primary Health Care Library and Information Service. A Review of: Urquhart, C., Thomas, R., Ovens, J., Lucking, W., & Villa, J. (2010). Planning changes to health library services on the basis of impact assessment. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 27(4), 277-285. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2010.00900.x

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    Kate Kelly

    2011-01-01

    Objective – To provide an action plan for the Knowledge, Resource and Information Service (KRIS) based on an impact assessment of current services, satisfaction with current services, and views on desirable improvements to service and service delivery.Design – Questionnaire for KRIS service users and interviews with KRIS staff.Setting – Two locations served by KRIS in the north and south of Bristol City in the UK – one a health promotion service and one a National Health Service (NHS) teachin...

  7. Inductive modelling of an entrepreneurial system

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    Yearworth, M

    2010-01-01

    We describe the development of a novel approach to generating theory about the behaviour of an entrepreneurial or start-up system. The new technology business creation system in and around the cities of Bath and Bristol in the UK was analysed using an inductive modelling approach that hybridises grounded theory with system dynamics, a technique we have called grounded systems modelling. Three models that represent the stages of development of an idea through to successful exploitation have be...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 ...

  17. How senior nurses can make change happen.

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    Evans, Clare; Wyre, Lynne

    2010-07-01

    The Health Foundation Leaders for Change scheme, which ended last year, was a structured learning programme designed to equip healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to lead sustainable projects to improve local services. In this article, two of the participants of the last cohort, consultant nurse in perioperative care at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust Clare Evans and divisional senior nurse at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust Lynne Wyre, share their experiences.

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. Railcar unloading at Chinese coal export terminals

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    1993-02-01

    Strachan Henshaw of Bristol, UK is currently installing its third railcar discharge facility in China, serving coal export terminals. The latest installation, located at Qianwan Harbour, Qindao in Shandong province is designed to unload coal brought from Shanxi province at a planned annual rate of 17.2 million tons. The article describes the design and operation of the railcar discharge facility. 1 fig., 3 photos.

  2. 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

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  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. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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

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    Vandeputte, Doris; Falony, Gwen; 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,...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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. ...

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

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    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

  18. 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.

  19. Adenocarcinoma of the extrahepatic biliary tree.

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    Anderson, J B; Cooper, M J; Williamson, R. C.

    1985-01-01

    Increasing survival rates for carcinoma of the biliary tree could reflect the selection of patients for referral to a specialist centre as well as modern improvements in diagnosis and treatment. To determine the true incidence and outcome of biliary cancer, the records of 243 unselected Bristol patients were reviewed retrospectively over a 15-year period. Mean age was 64 years. Gallstones were associated in 38% of cases. Sixty-nine of 87 patients with gallbladder carcinoma were submitted to l...

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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。

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 成本约束下的高职物流管理专业培养方案选择——以贵州交通职业技术学院为例%The Training Program Selection for Higher Vocational Logistics Management Major Education under Cost Constraints——In the Case of Guizhou Polytechnic College of Communications

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    杨静; 曹云刚; 孟利清

    2012-01-01

    以贵州交通职业技术学院为例,根据高职教育的特点,分别从社会需求、职业能力与学生个人意愿三方面分析高职物流人才应该具备的能力,从而确定该校物流管理专业的培养目标,结合学校对培养成本的要求,运用TOPSIS法得到备选方案的优劣排序,选取最优的培养方案。%The article takes Guizhou Polytechnic College of Communications as an example,according to the characteristics of higher vocational education,analyze the needed ability for the vocational logistics personnel from three aspects——social needs,professional ability and students' willingness,to determine the professional training objectives of the school's logistics management.And combining the cost requirements of this school,order the alternatives by TOPSIS method,select the optimal training program.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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    José Rodrigues

    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.

  9. 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。

  10. Research on Chinese Cultural Aphasia among English Majors---Taking Guangdong Polytechnic College for Example%英语专业学生“中国文化失语症”现象的研究--以广东理工学院为例

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    韦桂柳

    2015-01-01

    大学英语教学中的“中国文化失语症”现象影响了学生跨文化交际能力的发挥。基于此,就广东理工学院英语专业学习者用英语阐释中华文化的能力进行系统的测试和问卷调查,分析英语专业大学生中的中国文化失语现象的成因,并从课程设置、教材、教师能力提升等方面提出改进意见。%Chinese cultural aphasia in college English teaching has affected students’ cross-cultural communication ability. There-fore,this study makes a systematic test and question survey of English majors’ competence of interpreting Chinese culture in English in Guangdong Polytechnic College,analyzes the causes of English majors’ Chinese cultural aphasia and proposes improvement suggestions from aspects of curriculum design,textbooks and promotion of teachers’ quality.

  11. 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。

  12. The Construction of University Institutional Repository Embedded in Scientific Research Service:Based on the Construction of Northwestern Polytechnical University Institutional Repository%嵌入科研服务的高校机构知识库建设*--以西北工业大学机构知识库建设为例

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    谭英; 师俏梅; 王若琳

    2016-01-01

    论文在面向全校师生开展机构库用户需求调查分析的基础上,提出嵌入科研服务的高校机构知识库建设方案,并论证了方案的必要性和可行性,同时分别介绍了西北工业大学机构库项目中具有一定特色的增值服务功能和个性化定制功能,以期提高机构库的使用价值与用户体验。%On the base of investigation and analysis of user requirement, this paper presents university institutional repository construction scheme embedded in scientific research service, demonstrates the necessity and feasibility of the scheme, and introduces the characteristic value-added services and customization function of Northwestern Polytechnical University Institutional Repository projects, so as to improve the use value and user experience of institutional repository.

  13. New farmers training work based on occupational core competence--Taking the farmer training of Yangzhou Polytechnic College as an example%基于职业核心能力的新型农民培训工作初探--以扬州市职业大学农民培训工作为例

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    刘萍; 杜庆平; 邓峰; 沈新华

    2014-01-01

    本文以扬州市职业大学农民培训工作为例,从新型农民内涵与要求出发,将职业核心能力的培养渗透在新型农民培训各个环节中,初步从参与培训的师资要求、培训目标制定、培训内容与方法、校企合作培养、质量保障与管理体系的建立等方面探讨了创新新型农民培训的新思路。%In this paper, taking the farmer training of Yangzhou Polytechnic College as an example, from the connotation and requirements of farmers, cultivating core competence, the occupation infiltrated in all aspects of the training of new farmers, construction and other aspects of the preliminary from participation in training teacher requirements, training objectives, contents and methods of training, school enterprise cooperation training, quality assurance and management system to explore the new ways to innovate new farmers training.

  14. 参与体验式教学在高职“应用文写作”教学中的运用--以顺德职业技术学院人文社科学院为例%Participative and Experiential Teaching Used in Practical Writing in Higher Vocational College--Taking College of Humanities and Social Science in Shunde Polytechnic

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    强金国

    2015-01-01

    Secretary major of College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Shunde Polytechnic extended new knowledge, participative and experiential teaching methods by reading Chinese classic poetry activities, which is based on the existing knowledge, poetry writing, practical writing competitions and other activities to inspire students to like learning , to expand and optimize learning strategies, to expand and deepen the teaching content, to enhance students' self-learning, to improve students' writing skills and the ability of transforming and applying ,thus to accelerate each other between teaching and learning.%顺德职业技术学院人文社科学院文秘专业应用文写作教学通过开展中华经典诗词经典诵读活动对接已有知识、诗词扩展写作和应用文写作比赛等活动延伸新学知识的参与体验式教学方式,在激发学生爱学习的同时,达到了拓展并优化学习策略、扩大并深化教学内容、增强学生自主学习能力、提高学生写作水平和迁移运用能力,进而实现教学相长的目标。

  15. Analysis and Measures on the Independent Enrollment Students in Higher Vocational Colleges——To Take Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic for an Example%高职院校单独招生学生学业情况及对策研究——以广州番禺职业技术学院单独招生生源为例

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    何静

    2011-01-01

    高职院校开展单独招生改革试点工作是高考招生制度改革的重要探索,是促进高职院校进行多元化选拔生源的重要举措。文章在对广州番禺职业技术学院2007级单独招生生学业情况进行分析的基础上,对如何进一步提高单独招生生的培养质量提出了应对的策略。%The independent enrollment in higher vocational colleges is an important exploration of college entrance examination enrollment system,as well as an important action to promote diversity selection of College students.The author takes the study status of independent enrollment students in Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic for an Example to investigate and analyse,and provides some suggestions for reference and enlightenment.

  16. 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。

  17. 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.

  18. 高职类考生获取招生信息途径调查分析--以清远职业技术学院为例%A Research on How Higher Vocational College Examinees Obtain Admission Information---Taking Qingyuan Polytechnic for Example

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    欧海勇

    2015-01-01

    近几年来随着我国高校招生信息平台的多元化,考生能够从不同的媒介中获取高校的招生信息。本文以清远职业技术学院为例,通过对高职院校考生获取报考院校招生信息途径的调查,探讨高职院校招生宣传的有效途径。采用网络投票的方法对清远职业技术学院的新生及在校生进行报考院校信息获取途径进行调查,通过调查投票数据了解考生获取招生信息的途径以及填报志愿的相关情况。充分了解和分析了考生获取高校招生信息的主要渠道,为学校今后招生工作的顺利开展提供重要参考。%In recent years, with the development of recruitment information diversification, examinees can obtain its messages from different media. The thesis is written based on Qingyuan Polytechnic background, searching for effective ways to publicize recruitment through study on how vocational college examinees obtain recruitment information. By studying the survey data, we get to know how they obtain its admission information and their intention of filling for university. It helps offer important reference for school admission.

  19. 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。

  20. 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。

  1. 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.

  2. 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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    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。

  3. 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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    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.

  4. 高职物流管理专业校企协同育人的探索与实践--以上海思博职业技术学院为例%Research and Practice on the School-enterprise Cooperative Education of Logistics Management Specialty of Higher Vocational Schools--The Case of Shanghai Sipo Polytechnic College

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    朱惠茹

    2015-01-01

    上海思博职业技术学院物流管理专业开展校企协同育人,校企共建专业订单班,优化人才培养模式、专业课程体系,加强校内校外实训基地建设。办好高职专业的核心在于校企协同,重点在于聚焦产业发展动态,明晰校企协同育人的专业建设理念,着力精细管理,力求校企双方战略目标、学校教师与企业专家、教学与实践等方面协同发展,最终双方的收益超过成本,才能实现专业的可持续发展。%The logistics management specialty of Shanghai Sipo Polytechnic College implements through school-enterprise cooperative education by co-constructing majors with preorders, optimizing talent nurturing models, specialty courses system, construction of practical training facilities both in and out of campus, and finally competence of faculty, and strengthening the practical training bases both on and off campus. For running higher vocational schools well, the core is coordination from school and corporation, and the key lies in focusing on dynamics of industrial development, clarifying mindset for specialty construction to nurture talents with coordinated efforts between school and corporation, and sparing no efforts toward the precision management and the synergistic development both strategic goals of school and corporations, school teachers and corporate specialists, and education and practice, to finally realize the benefits of both outweigh their costs so as to booster sustainable development of specialty.

  5. 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

  6. 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

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    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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  7. Research on the Student Assistant Management Mode in District-school Integrated Library--- A Case of Ningbo Polytechnic Library%区校融合型图书馆学生助理管理模式研究--以宁波职业技术学院图书馆为例

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    石笑

    2014-01-01

    Under the new district-school integrated form, library should enhance student assistants’social and practical service capabilities, and fully mobilize students' enthusiasm and innovation, and play their strengths, so as to achieve a common purpose of local regional development. Taking Ningbo Polytechnic Library as an example, this paper put forward the significance of student assistant management work in district-school integrated library, and made a comparative analysis of the differences between traditional library student assistant management mode and new forms of management mode. And finally innovative student assistant management model of district-school integrated library was proposed to strengthen the student's management, organization and service capabilities, and play their role in communicating with readers and information transmission, so as to further enhance the library’s ability of social service.%在区校融合的新形式下,图书馆必须要提升学生助理的社会与实践服务能力,充分调动学生的积极性与创新性,发挥他们的优势,达到与地方区域共同发展的目的。本文以宁波职业技术学院图书馆为例,提出了区校融合型图书馆学生助理管理工作的意义,并比较分析了新形式下的学生助理管理模式与传统图书馆学生助理管理模式的差异,提出了区校融合型图书馆学生助理的创新管理模式,强化了学生的管理、组织与服务能力,起到与读者沟通和传递信息的作用,进一步提升图书馆的社会服务能力。

  8. 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.

  9. 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。

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

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    2014-07-01

    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%.

  11. 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...

  12. Teachers' Perceptions of Educational Technology Integration in an Indonesian Polytechnic

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    Educational technology is becoming more pervasive in Indonesian vocational higher institutions, yet there is limited research available about Indonesian teachers' perceptions of this innovation. This paper sets out to contribute to this gap in the research literature and reports on a study that investigated the factors which supported and…

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

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    2009-12-01

    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.

  14. On the Teaching Achievements of Three-tier System Internships--Take Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic Toys Quality Inspection and Management Professional Internships as an example%论三级制顶岗实习的教学成果--以广州番禺职业技术学院玩具质量检验与管理专业顶岗实习为例

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    彭瑜

    2014-01-01

    在我国高职院校的教学计划安排中,顶岗实习是一门重要的专业核心课程,顶岗实习通常是在学生毕业当学期执行的。在广州番禺职业技术学院玩具质量检验管理专业中,顶岗实习是以三级制的方式进行的。三级制顶岗实习,是指即“一年级职业训导,二年级专业技能训练,三年级岗位技能实习”,同时将职业道德教育、专业兴趣教育和企业文化教育贯穿顶岗实习全过程。%In the teaching plan of vocational college, the internship is an important professional core course, intern-ships usually performed semester when students graduate. Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic toy quality inspection management professional, is a three-tier system of internships manner. Three-tier internships, refers to as"first-year professional discipline, professional skills training in second grade, third grade job skills training,"while the profes-sional ethics education, professional education and corporate interest in culture and education throughout the intern-ship process.

  15. 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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    李锦源

    2015-01-01

    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。

  16. 高职院校引入“虚拟公司”开展实践教学的探索--以中山职业技术学院数字媒体专业为例%The Exploration of"Virtual Company"in the Practical Teaching in Higher Vocational Schools---Taking the Digital Media Major of Zhongshan Polytechnic as an Example

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    陈小飞; 洪朝阳; 谭论正

    2014-01-01

    The digital media major in higher vocational schools mainly trains professional talents with high artistic literacy, which can also be skillful of using digital media resources and design tools. Combined with the current situation of demands for talents and the characteristics of training mode for the digital media major in higher vocational schools, this article takes the digital media major of Zhongshan Polytechnic as an example, investigates the application of "virtual company" in the practice of digital media major, and considers how to use"virtual company"to train high-quality applied talents.%高职院校数字媒体专业主要培养具有较高设计艺术素养,能熟练利用计算机媒介素材和设计工具进行设计的专业人才。结合市场人才需求现状和高职院校数字媒体专业人才培养的特点,以中山职业技术学院数字媒体专业为例,探讨“虚拟公司”在高职院校数字媒体专业实践教学中的应用,对如何利用“虚拟公司”培养高素质应用型人才进行了思考。

  17. 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

  18. Research on Talents Training Mode of Higher Vocational Colleges-Case Study of Talents Training Mode “Three Levels and Three Combinations” of Marketing Specialty in Hubei Industrial Polytechnic%高职市场营销专业人才培养模式研究--以我院市场营销专业“三层三结合”人才培养模式为例

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    2015-01-01

    专业人才培养模式有五个基本要素构成:教育理念、人才培养目标和规格、课程体系和教学内容、教学组织形式、教学及人才培养质量评估方式。我院市场营销专业“三层三结合”的人才培养模式体现了职业能力导向的人才培养目标观、工作过程系统化的课程建构观和行动导向的教学组织观,并引入了人才培养质量的第三方评价体系。近些年的第三方评价证明了该人才培养模式的科学有效性。%The professional training mode has five basic elements: educational philosophy, training objectives and specifications, curriculum system and teaching content, teaching organizational form, teaching and personnel training quality assessment methods. The talents training mode “three levels and three combinations” of marketing specialty in Hubei Industrial Polytechnic reflects the professional competence oriented talents training objectives concept, systematic working process of course construction concept and action oriented teaching organizational concept , and introduces the third⁃party evaluation system on the quality of talents. The third party evaluation in recent years has proved such talents training mode is scientific and effective.

  19. 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。

  20. Automatic balancing of a rigid rotor with misaligned shaft

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    Rodrigues, DJ; Champneys, AR; Friswell, MI; Wilson, RE

    2006-01-01

    We present a nonlinear analysis of the dynamics of an automatic ball balancer (ABB) for rotors which are both eccentric and misaligned. The ABB consists of two or more ball bearings which are free to travel around a circular race at a fixed distance from the shaft. The balls, after a transient response, find a steady state which balances the rotor. Following the previous work of Green et al. at Bristol, we have included the effect of shaft misalignment which causes the rotor to precess. This ...

  1. 2009智能人机系统与控制论国际学术会议

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    汤永川

    2010-01-01

    2009智能人机系统与控制论国际学术会议(2009 International Conference on Intelligent Human International Conference on Intelligent Human-Machine Systems and Cybernetics) 于2009年8月26-27日在杭州召开,主办单位为IEEE香港分会、英国布里斯托尔大学(BristolUniversity,UK),由浙江大学和日本高等科学技术研究院(Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, JPN) 共同承办。

  2. 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.

    2016-01-01

    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...

  3. Future Dead

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    Sabra, Jakob Borrits

    and economic power. They constitute parts of an intricately weaved and interrelated network of practices and designs dealing with death, mourning, memorialization and remembrance. The paper presents findings from two research projects; the 2015 exhibition Death: The Human Experience at Bristol Museum and Art...... to argue the above and reveal insights from the field of practice (art, technology and design) by discussing some of the creative solutions, ideas, scenarios, fictions and concrete examples of how to deal with dead bodies, digital identities and legacy construction in a hyper-connected and digitally...

  4. PDAs and Handhelds: ICT at your side and not in your face

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    Wishart, Jocelyn; Ramsden, Andy; Mcfarlane, Angela

    2007-01-01

    This paper is a pre-print version of the article whose definitive version can be found in Technology, Pedagogy and Education 2007 Vol 16(1)pp 95-110. Please cite the full reference when referring to the article. This paper stems from a trial at the Graduate School of Education in the University of Bristol supported by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) and set up to evaluate the potential of personal digital assistants with internet access to support initial teacher trai...

  5. POUR EN LIRE PLUS – CINÉ-TOURISME

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    2012-01-01

    Film-induced Tourism Sue BEETON, Channel View Publications, Clevedon, Royaume-Uni, 2005, 270 pages. ISBN 1-84541-014-9 The Experiences of Film Location Tourists Stefan Roesch, Channel View Publications, Bristol, Royaume-Uni, 2009, 248 pages ISBN 978-1-84541-121-3 Le ciné-tourisme est un sujet est jeune et frais. Pas surprenant qu’une fois encore, les Anglo-Saxons ouvrent le pas avec deux publications sur le sujet, parus en 2005 et 2009. Le premier, Film-Induced Tourism (Beeton) vise d’abord ...

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

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    Jennifer KILGORE

    2005-10-01

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

  7. 西餐西班牙——葡萄酒的国度(二)%Spain——A Kingdom of Wine (Part Ⅱ)

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    莫劳

    2007-01-01

    @@ 雪利酒以口味极干的Fino和Manzanilla这两款最受欢迎.此外,雪利酒很"宽容",并且西班牙人不像法国人那么愿意花心思,不管配什么菜,总之只要点Fino或Manzanilla就不会错.位于赫雷斯的Domecq是一家传统的雪利酒庄,它生产的由Fino与Amontillado(一种陈化期较长的醇酒)混合而成的Bristol Cream已成为最受欢迎的雪利酒.

  8. 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.

  9. The intertidal soft sediments and their macrofauna in the Greater Swansea Bay area (Worm's Head to Nash Point), South Wales

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    Shackley, Susan E.

    1981-05-01

    The zonation and abundance of the infauna of 11 soft shores in the Greater Swansea Bay area are described in relation to sediment grain size composition and exposure to wave action. Faunal associations are more characteristic of a boreal sand community but with reduced species diversity. Exposure to wave action accounts, at least in part, for this reduced fauna but the combined effects of industrial and urban development in the Swansea Bay area cannot be ignored. This study provides a baseline for future work in a region subject to pollution, completing the infaunal species lists for the northern coastline of the Bristol Channel.

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

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

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

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

  13. An investigation into factors influencing the amount of orthodontic treatment attempted by the recent graduates of two dental schools.

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    Brown, I D; Stephens, C D; Usiskin, L A

    1982-04-01

    A questionnaire was sent to Bristol and Guy's Dental Graduates who had been qualified for between 3 and 5 years. This showed that three-quarters of those who were currently in general dental practice had treated six or more orthodontic patients since qualification. A fifth claimed to have treated more than 45. An important factor in determining whether a practitioner carries out orthodontic treatment himself, or refers patients to a specialist, is the confidence he has in his own ability to adjust and monitor orthodontic appliances. The convenience of alternative orthodontic services would appear to have no influence in such decisions. PMID:6952930

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

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    Stinson, Lynn; Pearson, David; Lucas, Beverley

    2006-06-01

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

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

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    Kronberg, Janika, 1963-

    2006-01-01

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

  16. POGAČA ULJANE REPICE U TOVU HIBRIDNIH GUSAKA

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    Pintar, Jasna; Bedeković, Dalibor; Mužic, Stjepan; Janječić, Zlatko; Gazić, Ksenija; Tanić, Petar

    2011-01-01

    Pogača uljane repice dobar je izvor sirovih bjelančevina povoljnog aminokiselinskog sastava, te kalcija i fosfora. Budući da su višegodišnjim selekcijskim radom stvoreni hibridi uljane repice sa smanjenim sadržajem antinutritivnih tvari, provode se istraživanja glede udjela pogače uljane repice u hranidbi različitih vrsta peradi. Cilj ovog istraživanja bio je utvrditi utjecaj 5 i 10% pogače uljane repice (kultivara Bristol) u krmnim smjesama na proizvodna svojstva 108 hibridnih gusaka podi...

  17. POGAČA ULJANE REPICE U HRANIDBI KOKOŠI NESILICA

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    Janječić, Zlatko; Mužic, Stjepan; Pintar, Jasna; Bedeković, Dalibor; Voća, Neven; Šnajder, Nikola

    2009-01-01

    Pogača uljane repice, kao glavni sporedni proizvod pri proizvodnji ulja godinama predstavlja veliki izazov istraživačima i nutricionistima glede njene uporabe u hranidbi kokoši nesilica. Cilj ovog istraživanja bio je utvrditi utjecaj 8 i 16 % pogače uljane repice domaćeg kultivara Bristol u krmnim smjesama na proizvodna svojstva kokoši nesilica. U pokusu je korišteno 90 kokoši Hrvatica u razdoblju od 24. do 32. tjedna nesivosti. Kokoši su bile raspoređene u 30 kaveza po tri kokoši u svakom...

  18. Història d'Este, de Pascual Pérez

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    Encinas Salamanca, Adrián

    2012-01-01

    Hablar de Pascual Pérez es sinónimo de hablar de animación stop-motion de alta calidad, pues este animador castellonense ha demostrado, después de su paso por Aardman, que la plastilina es su medio natural de expresión. Tras su periplo por Bristol, Pascual ha vuelto a España para realizar Història d'Este, un trabajo personal e independiente que cuenta con ayudas del IVAC-Generalitat Valenciana, del ICAA y el soporte del Grupo Radiotelevisió Valenciana, y que nos narra en tono de humor una his...

  19. Transferring Best Practice From Undergraduate Practical Teaching To Secondary Schools: The Dynamic Laboratory Manual

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    Timothy G. Harrison

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Pre-laboratory work has been shown to be an effective investment at undergraduate level in chemistry at the University of Bristol. A Dynamic Laboratory Manual (DLM has been developed to allow undergraduate students to rehearse practicals using virtual experiments, video clips and a range of assessment support. The DLM has been shown to be highly successful in its goals. In this paper wedescribe the development and implementation of a DLM appropriate to post-16 students at school or college which also has applications in teacher training courses. First results from evaluation are presentedwhich show an improvement in practical skill and cognition.

  20. Abraxane用于肺癌的Ⅲ期试验获积极结果

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    2010-01-01

    美国Abraxis BioScience公司称,其随机化Ⅲ期临床试验对Abraxane(paclitaxel,紫杉醇蛋白结合制剂)(Ⅰ)+卡铂与Bristol-MyersSquibb公司的产品Taxol(paclitaxel,紫杉醇注射液)(Ⅱ)+卡铂分别的治疗效果进行比较,研究达到主要终点。经独立的放射科医师评估,

  1. Nutritional Products from Space Research

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    1996-01-01

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

  2. American Chemical Society--238th National Meeting & Exposition. Developments in medicinal chemistry: part 2. 16-20 August 2009, Washington DC, USA.

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    Gater, Deborah; Macauley, Donald

    2009-10-01

    The 238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, held in Washington DC, included topics covering new compounds and developments in the field of medicinal chemistry. This conference report highlights selected presentations on inhibitors of PARP, a heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) inhibitor, NS3 protease inhibitors, a corticotrophin-releasing factor 1 (CRF-1) receptor antagonist, a cannabinoid receptor antagonist, diacylglycerol acyltransferase inhibitors, cathepsin and chymase receptor inhibitors, and MAPK inhibitors. Investigational drugs discussed include veliparib (Abbott Laboratories), MK-4827 (Merck & Co Inc), OB-24 (Osta Biotechnologies), BMS-339, BMS-764459, BMS-812204 and BMS-640994 (all Bristol-Myers Squibb Co), and JNJ-10311795 (Johnson & Johnson).

  3. American Chemical Society-239th national meeting--Investigating new therapeutic candidates: part 1. 21-25 March 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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    Macauley, Donald

    2010-05-01

    The American Chemical Society 239th National Meeting, held in San Francisco, included topics covering developments related to the chemical optimization of therapeutics. This conference report highlights selected presentations on agents under investigation for the treatment of neurological disorders, malaria, HBV and diabetes. Investigational drugs discussed include PF-4888086, PF-4778574 and SAM-531 (all Pfizer Inc), a series of spirotetrahydro-beta-carbolines from Novartis AG, a series of biaryl ether analogs from Merck & Co Inc, and PF-04620110 (Pfizer Inc/Bristol-Myers Squibb Co).

  4. 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 ...

  5. Saxagliptin: a new dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

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    Deacon, Carolyn F; Holst, Jens J

    2009-01-01

    Saxagliptin is a potent and selective reversible inhibitor of dipeptidyl peptidase-4, which is being developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is absorbed rapidly after oral administration and has a pharmacokinetic profile compatible with once daily dosing. Saxagliptin is metabolized...... a neutral effect on body weight and dose adjustment because of age, gender, or hepatic impairment is not necessary. Saxagliptin is being co-developed by Bristol-Myers-Squibb (New York, NY, USA) and AstraZeneca (Cheshire, UK), and is currently undergoing regulatory review....

  6. BrainModes: the role of neuronal oscillations in health and disease.

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    Terry, John R; Ritter, Petra; Daffertshofer, Andreas

    2011-03-01

    The core idea of complexity science--namely how macroscopic phenomena emerge from the interactions between microscopic quantities--is particularly relevant to the study of the human brain. It is in this context that the term "BrainModes" was adopted to explore how cooperative phenomena (or 'modes' of activity) occurring at one spatial or temporal scale give rise to coherent structures at other scales. This Special Issue reports the 2009 BrainModes Workshop, held in Bristol (December 2009) which focussed on the fusion of theoretical, computational, experimental and clinical methods for enhancing our understanding of the role played by neuronal oscillations in healthy and diseased brain states. PMID:21145909

  7. An Empirical Study on Organic Integration of Culture Education and Vocational Education in Cultivating Excellent Sports Reserve Personnel--- Taking Guangzhou Sports Polytechnic as an Example%优秀竞技体育后备人才培养过程中文化教育与职业教育有机融合的实证研究--以广州体育职业技术学院为例

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    陈德志; 潘少敏

    2015-01-01

    Culture education is a necessary way to improve athletes’comprehensive quality and sports vocational education provides an effective way -out for retired athletes.Taking Guangzhou Sports Polytechnic as an example and through practice and exploration,the paper sums up a set of new mode for cultivating excellent sports reserve personnel,namely ‘the coherent 14 -year system ’. Through steps of proposing problems, solutions, implementation plan and drawing conclusions,the paper summarizes regular pattern of learning and training for excellent sports reserve personnel and discovers a mode that suits for the rules of training teenage athletes, displays sports vocational education feature of curriculum system and has fine evaluation system and conducts an empirical study on this mode.It can effectively promote the organic integration of culture education and vocational education and provide reference and guidance for the sustainable development of competitive sports.%运动员文化教育是提高运动员综合素质的必要办法,体育职业教育又是解决退役运动员出路的有效途径。本文以广州体育职业技术学院为例,通过实践探索总结出一套新的优秀竞技体育后备人才培养模式———“十四年一贯制”人才培养模式和体系。通过问题提出、解决方案、实施方案、结论几个步骤,总结优秀竞技体育后备人才学训规律,找出适应青少年运动员培养规律的、有体育职业教育特色的课程体系、完善评价体系等并对这一模式进行了实证性研究,可有效解决优秀体育后备人才培养过程中文化教育和职业教育的有机融合,可为竞技体育可持续发展提供参考和指导。

  8. Preliminary analysis of force-torque measurements for robot-assisted fracture surgery.

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    Georgilas, Ioannis; Dagnino, Giulio; Tarassoli, Payam; Atkins, Roger; Dogramadzi, Sanja

    2015-08-01

    Our group at Bristol Robotics Laboratory has been working on a new robotic system for fracture surgery that has been previously reported [1]. The robotic system is being developed for distal femur fractures and features a robot that manipulates the small fracture fragments through small percutaneous incisions and a robot that re-aligns the long bones. The robots controller design relies on accurate and bounded force and position parameters for which we require real surgical data. This paper reports preliminary findings of forces and torques applied during bone and soft tissue manipulation in typical orthopaedic surgery procedures. Using customised orthopaedic surgical tools we have collected data from a range of orthopaedic surgical procedures at Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK. Maximum forces and torques encountered during fracture manipulation which involved proximal femur and soft tissue distraction around it and reduction of neck of femur fractures have been recorded and further analysed in conjunction with accompanying image recordings. Using this data we are establishing a set of technical requirements for creating safe and dynamically stable minimally invasive robot-assisted fracture surgery (RAFS) systems. PMID:26737391

  9. Analysis of limitations to CO2 assimilation on exposure of leaves of two Brassica napus cultivars to UV-B

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    Apex and Bristol cultivars of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) were irradiated with 0.63 W m−2 of UV-B over 5 d. Analyses of the response of net leaf carbon assimilation to intercellular CO2 concentration were used to examine the potential limitations imposed by stomata, carboxylation velocity and capacity for regeneration of ribulose 1,5-bis-phosphate on leaf photosynthesis. Simultaneous measurements of chlorophyll fluorescence were used to estimate the maximum quantum efficiency of photosystem II (PSII) photochemistry, the quantum efficiency of linear electron transport at steady-state photosynthesis, and the light and CO2-saturated rate of linear electron transport. Ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) content and activities were assayed in vitro. In both cultivars the UV-B treatment resulted in decreases in the light-saturated rate of CO2 assimilation, which were accompanied by decreases in carboxylation velocity and Rubisco content and activity. No major effects of UV-B were observed on end-product inhibition and stomatal limitation of photosynthesis or the rate of photorespiration relative to CO2 assimilation. In the Bristol cultivar, photoinhibition of PSII and loss of linear electron transport activity were observed when CO2 assimilation was severely inhibited. However, the Apex cultivar exhibited no major inhibition of PSII photochemistry or linear electron transport as the rate of CO2 assimilation decreased. It is concluded that loss of Rubisco is a primary factor in UV-B inhibition of CO2 assimilation. (author)

  10. Pre- and post construction monitoring and stake holder involvement of on-shore turbines adjacent to Severn Estuary Ramsar site

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    Pickering, Simon; Roberts, Lyndon; Hall, Helen

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    Full text: Surveys were conducted in 2004 and winter 2006/07 prior to construction of three Enercon 2MW turbines adjacent to intertidal mudflats on Sever Estuary at Bristol Port in summer 2007. An advisory panel of stake holders was established to agree and oversee monitoring protocol and production of annual reports, public statements and modification of monitoring protocol. This had representative from the planning authority, Bristol Port, statutory nature conservations organisations, national and local nature conservation NGO's and local wildlife interests. Post construction monitoring included: . collision watch surveys . ground searches . vantage point surveys . disturbance surveys . ringed plovers breeding beneath the turbines. Since construction there has been a reduction in birds flying through the site particularly gulls. An estimated 415,000 birds annually transiting the site but no collisions have been observed or casualties found. The mean count of water bird species feeding on intertidal mudflats has been between 11%-57% higher than pre construction and the mean count of SPA wildfowl and waders species has been between 55% and 272% higher. Threshold distances for disturbance generally range from 150-300m although some species feed within 100m and roost within 50m of the turbines. Ringed plover continue to nest beneath turbines. The Advisory Panel met numerous times during the first year and despite very different interests in the site and initial views on the turbines has developed a good working relationship and now meet annually. (Author)

  11. Treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension

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    Full Text Available Amy Hawkins, Robert TullohDepartment of Congenital Heart Disease, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol UKAbstract: Pulmonary hypertension was once thought to be a rare condition and only managed in specialized centers. Now however, with the advent of echocardiography, it is found in many clinical scenarios, in the neonate with chronic lung disease, in the acute setting in the intensive care unit, in connective tissue disease and in cardiology pre- and postoperatively. We have a better understanding of the pathological process and have a range of medication which is starting to be able to palliate this previously fatal condition. This review describes the areas that are known in this condition and those that are less familiar. The basic physiology behind pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular disease is explained. The histopathologic process and the various diagnostic tools are described and are followed by the current and future therapy at our disposal.Keywords: pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease, pulmonary vascular resistance, pulmonary vasodilators

  12. A biological pathway linking inflammation and depression: activation of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase

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    Full Text Available David M Christmas, JP Potokar, Simon JC DaviesAcademic Unit of Psychiatry, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK A presentation relating to this manuscript was made by Dr David Christmas at the 9th International Meeting on Clinical Pharmacology in Psychiatry (9th IMCPP in Copenhagen, Denmark in September 2010Abstract: This article highlights the evidence linking depression to increased inflammatory drive and explores putative mechanisms for the association by reviewing both preclinical and clinical literature. The enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase is induced by proinflammatory cytokines and may form a link between immune functioning and altered neurotransmission, which results in depression. Increased indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activity may cause both tryptophan depletion and increased neurotoxic metabolites of the kynurenine pathway, two alterations which have been hypothesized to cause depression. The tryptophan-kynurenine pathway is comprehensively described with a focus on the evidence linking metabolite alterations to depression. The use of immune-activated groups at high risk of depression have been used to explore these hypotheses; we focus on the studies involving chronic hepatitis C patients receiving interferon-alpha, an immune activating cytokine. Findings from this work have led to novel strategies for the future development of antidepressants including inhibition of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase, moderating the cytokines which activate it, or addressing other targets in the kynurenine pathway.Keywords: depression, inflammation, indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase, kynurenine, serotonin, tryptophan

  13. Estimation and comparison of night-time OH levels in the UK urban atmosphere using two different analysis methods

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    M.Anwar H. Khan; M.M.Nazmul Hoque; S.Shamsul Alam; M.J.Ashfold; Graham Nickless; Dudley E.Shallcross

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    Night-time OH levels have been determined for UK urban surface environments using two methods, the decay and steady state approximation methods.Measurement data from the UK National Environmental Technology Centre archive for four urban sites (Bristol, Harwell, London Eltham and Edinburgh) over the time period of 1996 to 2000 have been used in this study.Three reactive alkenes, namely isoprene, 1,3-butadiene and trans-2-pentene were chosen for the calculation of OH levels by the decay method.Hourly measurements of NO, NO2, O3, CO and 20 VOCs were used to determine night-time OH level using the steady state approximation method.Our results showed that the night-time OH levels were in the range of 1×105-1×106 molecules/cm3 at these four urbar sites in the UK.The application of a t-test of these analyses indicated that except Bristol, there was no significant difference between the OH levels found from the decay and steady state approximation methods.Night-time levels of the OH radical appeared to peak in summer and spring time tracking the night-time O3 levels which also passed through a maximum at this time.

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    杨淼淼

    2005-01-01

    @@ 什么是Trip-Hop? Trip-Hop是英伦/欧洲跳舞音乐的一种,它的名字来源是"Trip+Hip Hop=Trip-Hop",因为它发源自英国的Bristol,因此最早时被称作"Bristol Hip-Hop".由于把Hip-Hop(其实很多音乐都是架构在Hip-Hop上的,不知什么是Hip-Hop的去看看跳街舞的人,他们多半是用Hip-Hop音乐来跳的.)节奏变慢(有时很慢很慢),加入一些迷幻的味道,如很阴沉、肥厚的Bass,轻微但迷幻的合成音效,或是些唱片的取样,有时可能连唱片的杂音都会被"故意"取样进去,所谓"Trip",指迷幻的,氤氲的药物[旅程],所以,Trip-Hop是种慢板的迷幻的、有Jazz感觉的、迷糊的、带点Hip Hop节奏的Break beat音乐.

  15. Parasitization of juvenile edible crabs (Cancer pagurus) by the dinoflagellate, Hematodinium sp.: pathobiology, seasonality and its potential effects on commercial fisheries.

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    Smith, Amanda L; Hirschle, Lucy; Vogan, Claire L; Rowley, Andrew F

    2015-03-01

    This study reports on the prevalence and severity of infections caused by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Hematodinium in juvenile edible crabs (Cancer pagurus) found in 2 intertidal survey sites (Mumbles Head and Oxwich Bay) in the Bristol Channel, UK. Crabs were assessed for the presence and severity of Hematodinium infections by the histological examination of infected tissues. Such infections were found to exhibit a seasonal trend in the 2 study areas with high numbers of animals (ca. 30%) infected in the spring to summer but with low severity. Conversely, in November only ca. 10% of crabs were infected but these animals had large numbers of parasites in their haemolymph and other tissues. At this time, the carapace and underlying tissues of infected crabs had the chalky, pinkish-orange appearance that is characteristic of this disease. Hematodinium-infected crabs ranged in size from 12 to 74 mm carapace width. Overall, it is concluded that the high prevalence of infection of juvenile crabs in this area may have implications for the sustainability of the edible crab fishery in the Bristol Channel.

  16. Safe transport of radioactive material. Second edition

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    The transport of radioactive material embraces the carriage of radioisotopes for industrial, medical and research uses, and the movement of waste, in addition to consignments of nuclear fuel cycle material. It has been estimated that between eighteen and thirty-eight million package shipments take place each year. On the recommendation of the Standing Advisory Group on the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (SAGSTRAM), which enjoys wide representations from the Agency's Member States and international organizations, the Secretariat is preparing a training kit comprising this training manual and complementary visual aids. The kit is intended to be the basis for an extensive course on the subject and can be used in whole or in part for inter-regional, regional and even national training purposes. Member States can thus benefit from the material either through training courses sponsored by the Agency, or, alternatively, organized by themselves. As a step towards achieving that goal, the current training manual was compiled using material from the first Inter-Regional Training Course on the Safe Transport of Radioactive material that was held in co-operation with the Nuclear Power Training Centre of the then Central Electricity Generating Board at Bristol, United Kingdom. This Manual was initially published in 1990. On the recommendation of the Agency's Standing Advisory Group on the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (SAGSTRAM), the Manual has since been expanded and updated in time for the second Inter-Regional Training Course, that will in 1991 similarly be held in Bristol. Refs, figs, tabs

  17. Retrospective analysis of drug utilization, health care resource use, and costs associated with IFN therapy for adjuvant treatment of malignant melanoma

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    Zhang Y

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available ≥Ying Zhang,1 Trong Kim Le,1 James W Shaw,2 Srividya Kotapati31Center for Observational Research and Data Sciences, Worldwide Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development, Hopewell, NJ, USA; 2Worldwide Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development, Princeton, NJ, USA; 3Worldwide Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development, Wallingford Center, CT, USABackground: This study examines real-world drug utilization patterns, health care resource use, and costs among patients receiving adjuvant treatment with IFN versus patients receiving no treatment ("observation" for malignant melanoma following surgery.Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using administrative claims from Truven Health Analytics (MarketScan® to identify all adjuvant melanoma patients (aged ≥18 years diagnosed between June 2007 and June 2011 who had a lymph node dissection (ie, index surgery and were treated with IFN or subsequently observed. Health care resource use and costs of services were converted to 2012 US dollars and were evaluated and compared using multivariable regression.Results: Of 1,999 eligible subjects with melanoma surgery claims, 179 (9.0% were treated with IFN and 1,820 (91.0% were observed. The median duration (days and number of doses of IFN therapy were 73 and 36, respectively. Among IFN-treated patients, only 10.6% completed ≥80% of maintenance therapy. The total average cost for patients treated with IFN was US$60,755±$3,972 (n=179; significantly higher than for patients undergoing observation ($31,641±$2,471; P<0.0001. Similar trends were observed when evaluating total cost components, including melanoma-related and non-melanoma–related medical costs. Among the melanoma-related medical costs, outpatient services, including office visits and laboratory testing, represented between 33% and 53% of total costs and

  18. In vitro placental model optimization for nanoparticle transport studies

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Laura Cartwright1, Marie Sønnegaard Poulsen2, Hanne Mørck Nielsen3, Giulio Pojana4, Lisbeth E Knudsen2, Margaret Saunders1, Erik Rytting2,51Bristol Initiative for Research of Child Health (BIRCH, Biophysics Research Unit, St Michael's Hospital, UH Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK; 2University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, 3University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, Copenhagen, Denmark; 4Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, University Ca' Foscari Venice, Venice, Italy; 5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USABackground: Advances in biomedical nanotechnology raise hopes in patient populations but may also raise questions regarding biodistribution and biocompatibility, especially during pregnancy. Special consideration must be given to the placenta as a biological barrier because a pregnant woman's exposure to nanoparticles could have significant effects on the fetus developing in the womb. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to optimize an in vitro model for characterizing the transport of nanoparticles across human placental trophoblast cells.Methods: The growth of BeWo (clone b30 human placental choriocarcinoma cells for nanoparticle transport studies was characterized in terms of optimized Transwell® insert type and pore size, the investigation of barrier properties by transmission electron microscopy, tight junction staining, transepithelial electrical resistance, and fluorescein sodium transport. Following the determination of nontoxic concentrations of fluorescent polystyrene nanoparticles, the cellular uptake and transport of 50 nm and 100 nm diameter particles was measured using the in vitro BeWo cell model.Results: Particle size measurements, fluorescence readings, and confocal microscopy indicated both cellular uptake of

  19. Entrepreneurial Abilities Development at Universities: The Case of Polytechnic University of Zacatecas, Mexico

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    Rosa Elvira Campos Álvarez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The development of entrepreneurs is an issue that has attracted interest of higher education public institutions (HEIs; programs of entrepreneurial development, promotion of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial skills are certain aspects generated by this topic; however, very little attention has been given to the measuring of entrepreneurial abilities as an indicator of performance entrepreneur development programs. This study aims to measure the level of entrepreneurial skills of University students and compare them with the level of entrepreneur’s skills in order to determine the impact of the program for entrepreneurial development on senior students of the Universidad Politécnica de Zacatecas in their career of administration and management of small and medium-sized enterprises.

  20. SWOT: Study without Tears. For University, Polytechnic and Senior Secondary Students.

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    Haisman, Gilbert

    Noting that research shows that sound study practices increase chances for academic success, this booklet is intended to help secondary and postsecondary students improve their study methods and take charge of their learning. After an introduction, the first section discusses planning for success (goal setting and organizing a study space). The…

  1. Studies of Degree and Postgraduate related to nuclear energy in the Polytechnic University of Valencia

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    The postgraduate education in Nuclear engineering in Spain has always been of high quality generating specialists that have been incorporated as professionals of the different areas of the nuclear energy sector. these areas go from the technological, developing high quality engineering works, to the management, running departments and even companies, going through the research, the same in the research centers as in the university. This education, that has gone through different phases with an important variation of alumnae number depending on the situation of the nuclear sector, is nowadays in a moment of change derived from the European convergence process (Bologna) whose final situation is not still defined. This article includes the description of the studies given in two of the Spanish universities with more tradition in nuclear education, including the graduate and post-graduate studies. (Author)

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

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    Jeya Amantha Kumar; Balakrishnan Muniandy; Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan Yahaya

    2012-01-01

    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, ...

  3. [Investigations in dynamics of gauge theories in theoretical particle physics]. [Virginia Polytechnic Institute State Univ. , Blacksburg

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    The major theme of the theoretical physics research conducted under DOE support over the past several years has been within the rubric of the standard model, and concerned the interplay between symmetries and dynamics. The research was thus carried out mostly in the context of gauge field theories, and usually in the presence of chiral fermions. Dynamical symmetry breaking was examined both from the point of view of perturbation theory, as well as from non-perturbative techniques associated with certain characteristic features of specific theories. Among the topics of research were: the implications of abelian and non-abelian anomalies on the spectrum and possible dynamical symmetry breaking in any theory, topological and conformal properties of quantum fields in two and higher dimensions, the breaking of global chiral symmetries by vector-like gauge theories such as QCD, the phenomenological implications of a strongly interacting Higgs sector in the standard model, and the application of soliton ideas to the physics to be explored at the SSC.

  4. Employability of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Graduates of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges

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    Rizza T. Loquias

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    The study determined the employment status of the graduates of BS Electronics Engineering from 1999 to 2011. It also addressed the relevance of the ECE program outcomes and school factors to their employability. Pertinent data were gathered using a questionnaire and the sample size of 180 was determined using Slovin’s formula. Findings revealed that the graduates are highly employable in a wide range of industry such as electronics manufacturing, electronics design, telecommunications, broadc...

  5. Entrepreneurial Abilities Development at Universities: The Case of Polytechnic University of Zacatecas, Mexico

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    Rosa Elvira Campos Álvarez; Vargas-Hernández, José G.; Gabriela Noemí Figueroa Ibarra; María Elena Sandoval López

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    The development of entrepreneurs is an issue that has attracted interest of higher education public institutions (HEIs); programs of entrepreneurial development, promotion of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial skills are certain aspects generated by this topic; however, very little attention has been given to the measuring of entrepreneurial abilities as an indicator of performance entrepreneur development programs. This study aims to measure the level of entrepreneurial skills of Universi...

  6. Florida Polytechnic University Work Plan Presentation for 2013-14 Board of Governors Review

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    The State University System of Florida has developed three tools that aid in guiding the System's future: (1) The Board of Governors' new "Strategic Plan 2012-2025" is driven by goals and associated metrics that stake out where the System is headed; (2) The Board's "Annual Accountability Report" provides yearly tracking for how…

  7. Florida Polytechnic University Work Plan Presentation for 2014-15 Board of Governors Review

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    The State University System of Florida has developed three tools that aid in guiding the System's future: (1) The Board of Governors' new "Strategic Plan 2012-2025" is driven by goals and associated metrics that stake out where the System is headed; (2) The Board's "Annual Accountability Report" provides yearly tracking for how…

  8. Typology of Engineering Mathematics Learners in a Singapore Polytechnic: A Socio-Psychological Perspective

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    Khiat, Henry

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to understand how engineering mathematics students form intentions in mathematics learning from a socio-psychological perspective. A grounded theory approach was adopted and 21 engineering students and six tutors participated in the study. The main findings in this study show that a student's intention in engineering mathematics…

  9. Digital VLSI design with Verilog a textbook from Silicon Valley Polytechnic Institute

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    2014-01-01

    This book is structured as a step-by-step course of study along the lines of a VLSI integrated circuit design project.  The entire Verilog language is presented, from the basics to everything necessary for synthesis of an entire 70,000 transistor, full-duplex serializer-deserializer, including synthesizable PLLs.  The author includes everything an engineer needs for in-depth understanding of the Verilog language:  Syntax, synthesis semantics, simulation, and test. Complete solutions for the 27 labs are provided in the downloadable files that accompany the book.  For readers with access to appropriate electronic design tools, all solutions can be developed, simulated, and synthesized as described in the book.   A partial list of design topics includes design partitioning, hierarchy decomposition, safe coding styles, back annotation, wrapper modules, concurrency, race conditions, assertion-based verification, clock synchronization, and design for test.   A concluding presentation of special topics inclu...

  10. Developing Health Information Technology (HIT) Programs and HIT Curriculum: The Southern Polytechnic State University Experience

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    Zhang, Chi; Reichgelt, Han; Rutherfoord, Rebecca H.; Wang, Andy Ju An

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    Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals are in increasing demand as healthcare providers need help in the adoption and meaningful use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems while the HIT industry needs workforce skilled in HIT and EHR development. To respond to this increasing demand, the School of Computing and Software Engineering…

  11. Employability of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Graduates of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges

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    Full Text Available The study determined the employment status of the graduates of BS Electronics Engineering from 1999 to 2011. It also addressed the relevance of the ECE program outcomes and school factors to their employability. Pertinent data were gathered using a questionnaire and the sample size of 180 was determined using Slovin’s formula. Findings revealed that the graduates are highly employable in a wide range of industry such as electronics manufacturing, electronics design, telecommunications, broadcasting, and data communications and ICT-related areas, were able to pass the licensure examinations and other certifications, currently enjoying regular permanent job positions as supervisors, production engineers, process engineers, educators and others, and are working for companies located in Metro Manila and industrial zones in Laguna and Cavite. A significant number work abroad as OFWs. Only a small number are employed in the province of Camarines Sur mainly due to the lack of electronics industries and employment opportunities in the area. The skills the graduates found most useful to their first jobs are critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Suggestions were given such as the inclusion of industry-utilized software and enhancement of the OJT program, more hands-on activities in the curriculum, exposure to industry while studying, and job familiarization among others. The findings of the study can serve as basis for curriculum review and revision to meet the demands of the industry.

  12. Rhetorical distance and knowledge in Burke's blurring of identification and division

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    , reductive language process inherent in terministic screens offers an opening to reflect on both the definition and evaluation of knowledge creation processes in Ph.d. education. Although entitlement and terministic screens appear to be opposing processes, they can be understood to intersect in the formation...... of a scholar who must at once be accepted by the community for following genre conventions and disciplinary lines of thought as well as be the contributor of work that is original in nature.  Thus, the definition and evaluation of knowledge creation processes depends on a combination of reductive....... (2000). SECI, Ba and Leadership: a Unified Model of Dynamic Knowledge Creation. Long Range Planning, Volume 33, Number 1. pp. 5-34(30). Paré, A. and Smart, G. (1994). Observing Genres in Action: Towards a Research Methodology. in eds. Freedman, A. & Medway, P. Genre and the New Rhetoric. Bristol, PA...

  13. Nivolumab versus Everolimus in Advanced Renal-Cell Carcinoma

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    Motzer, Robert J; Escudier, Bernard; McDermott, David F;

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    in patients with renal-cell carcinoma who had received previous treatment. METHODS: A total of 821 patients with advanced clear-cell renal-cell carcinoma for which they had received previous treatment with one or two regimens of antiangiogenic therapy were randomly assigned (in a 1:1 ratio) to receive 3 mg......BACKGROUND: Nivolumab, a programmed death 1 (PD-1) checkpoint inhibitor, was associated with encouraging overall survival in uncontrolled studies involving previously treated patients with advanced renal-cell carcinoma. This randomized, open-label, phase 3 study compared nivolumab with everolimus...... patients with previously treated advanced renal-cell carcinoma, overall survival was longer and fewer grade 3 or 4 adverse events occurred with nivolumab than with everolimus. (Funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb; CheckMate 025 ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01668784.)....

  14. The JASMIN super-data-cluster

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    Lawrence, B N; Churchill, J; Juckes, M; Kershaw, P; Oliver, P; Pritchard, M; Stephens, A

    2012-01-01

    The JASMIN super-data-cluster is being deployed to support the data analysis requirements of the UK and European climate and earth system modelling community. Physical colocation of the core JASMIN resource with significant components of the facility for Climate and Environmental Monitoring from Space (CEMS) provides additional support for the earth observation community, as well as facilitating further comparison and evaluation of models with data. JASMIN and CEMS together centrally deploy 9.3 PB of storage - 4.6 PB of Panasas fast disk storage alongside the STFC Atlas Tape Store. Over 370 computing cores provide local computation. Remote JASMIN resources at Bristol, Leeds and Reading provide additional distributed storage and compute configured to support local workflow as a stepping stone to using the central JASMIN system. Fast network links from JASMIN provide reliable communication between the UK supercomputers MONSooN (at the Met Office) and HECToR (at the University of Edinburgh). JASMIN also supports...

  15. BOOK REVIEW - Christien van den Anker, Ilse van Liempt (Eds., Human rights and migration - trafficking for forced labour, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 264 pages, ISBN 978-0-230-27913-1

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    BOOK REVIEW Christien van den Anker, Ilse van Liempt (Eds., Human rights and migration - trafficking for forced labour, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 264 pages, ISBN 978-0-230-27913-1

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    Full Text Available In the increasingly connected world we are living, the debate on human rights and migration issues has gathered momentum. For the ones with a genuine interest in this debate, Christien van den Anker is an active contributor to the current theoretical discussions. With a broad experience in her field she has published extensively on global justice and human rights. Her research focusing mainly on contemporary slavery, trafficking for forced labour and migrant rights has been doubled by an active engagement in the Bristol local community (UK where she has successfully been involved in the establishment of several centres which deal with refugees and migrants. The present volume edited together with Ilse van Liempt brings together a valuable academic input from European and US scholars with a wide range of backgrounds.

  16. Classification of boundary equilibrium bifurcations in planar Filippov systems.

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    2016-01-01

    If a family of piecewise smooth systems depending on a real parameter is defined on two different regions of the plane separated by a switching surface, then a boundary equilibrium bifurcation occurs if a stationary point of one of the systems intersects the switching surface at a critical value of the parameter. We derive the leading order terms of a normal form for boundary equilibrium bifurcations of planar systems. This makes it straightforward to derive a complete classification of the bifurcations that can occur. We are thus able to confirm classic results of Filippov [Differential Equations with Discontinuous Right Hand Sides (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1988)] using different and more transparent methods, and explain why the 'missing' cases of Hogan et al. [Piecewise Smooth Dynamical Systems: The Case of the Missing Boundary Equilibrium Bifurcations (University of Bristol, 2015)] are the only cases omitted in more recent work.

  17. Environmental sustainability vs livability of the compact city?

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    Valentina Dessì

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Improvements of energy efficiency and ecosystem services, as well as the revitalization of the city, are often conflicting goals. However, through the reorganization of the urban form or the services compatible with the existing high density, it is possible to obtain appreciable results from the point of view of sustainability as well as liveability. Examples of two winning cities of the European Green Capital Award, show that successful urban regeneration is based on the densification of the city - which means to reorganize the mobility, the system of urban spaces and green on a compact existing fabric (Vitoria-Gasteiz – otherwise on the activation of mechanisms of densification which do not involve further soil consumption (Bristol

  18. The deconstruction of safety arguments through adversarial counter-argument

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    The project Deconstructive Evaluation of Risk In Dependability Arguments and Safety Cases (DERIDASC) has recently experimented with techniques borrowed from literary theory as safety case analysis techniques [Armstrong. Danger: Derrida at work. Interdiscipl Sci Rev 2003;28(2):83-94. ; Armstrong J, Paynter S. Safe systems: construction, destruction, and deconstruction. In: Redmill F, Anderson T, editors. Proceedings of the 11th safety critical systems symposium, Bristol, UK. Berlin: Springer; 2003. p. 62-76. ISBN:1-85233-696-X. ]. This paper introduces our high-level framework for 'deconstructing' safety arguments. Our approach is quite general and should be applicable to different types of safety argumentation framework. As one example, we outline how the approach would work in the context of the Goal Structure Notation (GSN)

  19. The deconstruction of safety arguments through adversarial counter-argument

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    Armstrong, James M. [BAE Systems Systems Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC), University of Loughborough (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: J.M.Armstrong@lboro.ac.uk; Paynter, Stephen E. [MBDA UK Ltd, Filton, Bristol (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: stephen.paynter@mbda.co.uk

    2007-11-15

    The project Deconstructive Evaluation of Risk In Dependability Arguments and Safety Cases (DERIDASC) has recently experimented with techniques borrowed from literary theory as safety case analysis techniques [Armstrong. Danger: Derrida at work. Interdiscipl Sci Rev 2003;28(2):83-94. ; Armstrong J, Paynter S. Safe systems: construction, destruction, and deconstruction. In: Redmill F, Anderson T, editors. Proceedings of the 11th safety critical systems symposium, Bristol, UK. Berlin: Springer; 2003. p. 62-76. ISBN:1-85233-696-X. ]. This paper introduces our high-level framework for 'deconstructing' safety arguments. Our approach is quite general and should be applicable to different types of safety argumentation framework. As one example, we outline how the approach would work in the context of the Goal Structure Notation (GSN)

  20. Choosing a language in international office service encounters

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    Hazel, Spencer

    Preisler (eds.) Language alternation, language choice and language encounter in international education. Dordrecht: Springer Preisler, Bent, Ida Klitgård, and Anne H. Fabricius. (2011). Language and learning in the international university: from English uniformity to diversity and hybridity. Bristol...... at an International Office help desk, situated at a Danish university. Here, staff and student cohorts are made up of both local and ‘international’ members, with the help desk service providing support for both incoming and outgoing students participating in study exchange programmes such as ERASMUS. Specifically......, this paper demonstrates a number of practices through which culturally and linguistically diverse members are able to settle upon a language for conducting these service encounters (which in this case is usually Danish or English). I show how the opening sequences have a built-in mechanism for avoiding...

  1. Doxorubicin plus paclitaxel in advanced breast cancer

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    Dombernowsky, P; Boesgaard, M; Andersen, E;

    1997-01-01

    The combination of bolus doxorubicin and paclitaxel (Taxol; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ) as a 3-hour infusion is highly active in patients with metastatic breast cancer, but it has considerable cardiotoxicity. In this ongoing study, the potential effect of increasing the interval...... between administration of a short infusion of doxorubicin followed by a 3-hour infusion of paclitaxel was evaluated. Included were patients with metastatic breast cancer, who received doxorubicin 50 mg/m2 followed by paclitaxel 200 mg/m2 at intervals of 30 minutes, 4 hours, and 24 hours every 3 weeks...... followed by a 3-hour infusion of paclitaxel is highly active against metastatic breast cancer. The potential for cardiotoxicity with the regimen is reduced considerably if the maximum recommended cumulative dose of doxorubicin is reduced to 360 mg/m2 with a maximum single dose of 50 mg/m2....

  2. Male-line transgenerational responses in humans.

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    Pembrey, Marcus E

    2010-12-01

    Genomic imprinting establishes the principle of epigenetic marks placed in one generation influencing gene expression in the next generation. This led to speculation that epigenetic gametic inheritance might underlie a form of transgenerational adaptation to major environmental challenges, such that exposures in one generation correlate with outcomes in the next generation(s). An ongoing collaboration between Umeå University, Sweden and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Childhood, Bristol University, UK has documented transgenerational correlations between food supply during the early life of the paternal grandparents and the grandchild's longevity, including associations with cardiovascular and diabetic deaths, and correlations between the onset of paternal smoking in mid-childhood and the body mass index of future sons. Whilst the mediating molecular mechanism(s) is unknown, the sex-specific transmission patterns and exposure-sensitive periods suggest a pre-evolved transgenerational response mechanism.

  3. Public health assessment for public health implications of radiation contamination at former clock factories located in Bristo (Hartford County), New Haven, (New Haven County), Thomaston (Litchfield County), and Waterbury (New Haven County), Connecticut, Region 1. Final report

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    This public health assessment was developed (1) to evaluate the radiation data collected by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP) at structures that once housed clock factories in four Connecticut municipalities, and (2) to determine whether a public health hazard exists at any of these sites from the contamination. Contamination was detected at levels that may pose a health risk to current occupants at the former Waterbury Clock Factory, the former Lux Clock Factory, and the former Benrus Clock Company buildings in Waterbury; the former Sessions Clock Company in Bristol; and the former Seth Thomas Clock Company in Thomaston. However, none of the radiation levels detected pose an immediate health problem. The Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that individuals be disassociated from areas with radiation at levels exceeding 15 mRem/year.

  4. 'God grant it may do good two all': the madhouse practice of Joseph Mason, 1738-79.

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    Smith, Leonard

    2016-06-01

    Private madhouses made a significant contribution to the development of psychiatric practices in eighteenth-century England. Joseph Mason of Bristol, proprietor of a madhouse at Stapleton and then at nearby Fishponds, was part of a dynasty of successful and respected mad-doctors. A deeply religious man, his Christian ethics constituted the guiding force in his work with patients and interactions with their relatives. He was also an astute man of business, who recognized that comfortable domestic surroundings and the achievement of recoveries would enhance his reputation and attract lucrative middle-class custom. His treatment approaches, illustrated in a 1763 diary, were eclectic and pragmatic, comprising various medicines, dietary regulation, graded social interactions, and the cultivation of individualized therapeutic relationships with his patients.

  5. Efficient and effective compound management to support lead optimization.

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    Johnson, Chad W; Chatterjee, Moneesh; Kubala, Steve; Helm, David; Houston, John; Banks, Martyn

    2009-06-01

    The introduction of lean thinking and Six Sigma methodologies into the drug discovery process has become an important approach for ensuring efficient workflows while containing costs. For the compound management department at Bristol-Myers Squibb, this has resulted in a partnership with the research community to evaluate and streamline processes to enable cost-disciplined science. The authors describe the results of Lean Six Sigma approaches in the automation and informatics environment that have been optimized to support parallel processing of compounds. This new platform facilitates the rapid and simultaneous data generation from structure activity and structure liability assays. As a result of these compound management improvements, reduction of timelines and quicker decision making has been achieved in the lead optimization process.

  6. Measuring Hearing in Wild Beluga Whales.

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    Mooney, T Aran; Castellote, Manuel; Quakenbush, Lori; Hobbs, Roderick; Goertz, Caroline; Gaglione, Eric

    2016-01-01

    We measured the hearing abilities of seven wild beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) during a collection-and-release experiment in Bristol Bay, AK. Here we summarize the methods and initial data from one animal and discuss the implications of this experiment. Audiograms were collected from 4 to 150 kHz. The animal with the lowest threshold heard best at 80 kHz and demonstrated overall good hearing from 22 to 110 kHz. The robustness of the methodology and data suggest that the auditory evoked potential audiograms can be incorporated into future collection-and-release health assessments. Such methods may provide high-quality results for multiple animals, facilitating population-level audiograms and hearing measures in new species.

  7. [The category gender and meeting standards for medical education as a result].

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    Voss, Angelika; Lohff, Brigitte

    2004-09-01

    The Medical School Hanover, Institute of History, Ethics and Philosophy in Medicine, in co-operation with the University of Bristol, School for Policy Studies, carried out a project to examine the meaning of gender in medical education and to detect methods to incorporate the gender-perspective from public health research and gender studies as an interdisciplinary programme into medical education. The duration of the project was limited to two years, and funded by the EU from 2001 to 2003. The study clearly shows that the category gender is being very slowly introduced into medical education at medical faculties and medical universities in Europe. Questions are primary focussed on biological differences between the sexes of patients, whereas gender studies touch gender relationships in occupations, interactions and communication, different styles of leadership etc. The adaptation of this approach may lead to a new understanding of the doctor-patient-interaction as well as of the relationship between teachers and students.

  8. Tidal power from the Severn estuary, volume 1

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    Environmental, energy, and economic factors associated with building a tidal power barrage in the Bristol channel were studied. An ebb generation scheme is recommended since it minimizes the unit cost of electricity generation and has less effect on ports than flood or two way generation. The economic justification for a barrage depends on factors which are not known when the decision on whether to build is taken, e.g., the extent of nuclear generation, or the price of coal in the first third of the next century. Further study of the environmental consequences of the barrage is required. An inner barrage is recommended since the larger output of an outer barrage does not outweigh engineering, environmental and economic disadvantages.

  9. 'God grant it may do good two all': the madhouse practice of Joseph Mason, 1738-79.

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    Smith, Leonard

    2016-06-01

    Private madhouses made a significant contribution to the development of psychiatric practices in eighteenth-century England. Joseph Mason of Bristol, proprietor of a madhouse at Stapleton and then at nearby Fishponds, was part of a dynasty of successful and respected mad-doctors. A deeply religious man, his Christian ethics constituted the guiding force in his work with patients and interactions with their relatives. He was also an astute man of business, who recognized that comfortable domestic surroundings and the achievement of recoveries would enhance his reputation and attract lucrative middle-class custom. His treatment approaches, illustrated in a 1763 diary, were eclectic and pragmatic, comprising various medicines, dietary regulation, graded social interactions, and the cultivation of individualized therapeutic relationships with his patients. PMID:26837815

  10. Measuring Hearing in Wild Beluga Whales.

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    Mooney, T Aran; Castellote, Manuel; Quakenbush, Lori; Hobbs, Roderick; Goertz, Caroline; Gaglione, Eric

    2016-01-01

    We measured the hearing abilities of seven wild beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) during a collection-and-release experiment in Bristol Bay, AK. Here we summarize the methods and initial data from one animal and discuss the implications of this experiment. Audiograms were collected from 4 to 150 kHz. The animal with the lowest threshold heard best at 80 kHz and demonstrated overall good hearing from 22 to 110 kHz. The robustness of the methodology and data suggest that the auditory evoked potential audiograms can be incorporated into future collection-and-release health assessments. Such methods may provide high-quality results for multiple animals, facilitating population-level audiograms and hearing measures in new species. PMID:26611025

  11. Startech Hydrogen Production Final Technical Report

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    2007-11-27

    The assigned work scope includes the modification and utilization of the Plasma Converter System, Integration of a StarCell{trademark} Multistage Ceramic Membrane System (StarCell), and testing of the integrated systems towards DOE targets for gasification and membrane separation. Testing and evaluation was performed at the Startech Engineering and Demonstration Test Center in Bristol, CT. The Objectives of the program are as follows: (1) Characterize the performance of the integrated Plasma Converter and StarCell{trademark} Systems for hydrogen production and purification from abundant and inexpensive feedstocks; (2) Compare integrated hydrogen production performance to conventional technologies and DOE benchmarks; (3) Run pressure and temperature testing to baseline StarCell's performance; and (4) Determine the effect of process contaminants on the StarCell{trademark} system.

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

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The feedback analytics of online software including Articulate and Bristol Online Surveys can be used to facilitate dialogic learning in a community of practice such as Pharmacy and, thereby, promote reflective learning by the creation of formative calibrated feedback loops. Based on work with medical, dental, nursing, osteopathic, and social work students, trainees, and registrants, the paper shows how an online learning community can be created along the continuum from undergraduate to registrant to develop authentic dialogic e-learning around standards of Professionalism. The Dundee PolyProfessionalism inventories and Situational Judgement Scenarios (SJSs can be customised for Pharmacy Professionalism learning to support evidence-based curriculum design along benchmarked learning curves and to profile Professionalism learning in individuals and cohorts.

  13. Fermiology through 2D-ACAR and Compton scattering: A new approach

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    Two dimensional angular correlation of positron radiation (2D-ACAR) and the measurement of Compton profiles prove complementary methods of investigating electron structure. In a 2D-ACAR experiment, one obtains a 2D projection of the underlying electron-positron momentum density, while a Compton profile yields a doubly integrated (1D) projection of electron momentum density. One of the major research themes of Bristol group has been concerned with retrieval of Fermi surface (FS) information from measured of 2D-ACAR spectra, employing Maximum Entropy deconvolution and reconstruction techniques. A preliminary study has shown that the application of the Maximum Entropy technique to the compton profiles, enables direct FS information to be extracted from the data. (author). 13 refs, 3 figs

  14. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1989, v. 29(5)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The UK Institute of Physics High Energy Physics group was formed in autumn 1985 through the initiative of Brian Foster (Bristol) and Robin Devenish (Oxford) who felt that high energy physicists should play a more prominent role in the national physics community, particularly in the wake of the Ken drew report. More than fifty years after its prediction and thirty years after its discovery, still nobody knows for sure whether neutrinos have mass - only limits exist. Thus a useful addition to the literature is 'The Physics of Massive Neutrinos', by Boris Kayser, with FranQoise Gibrat- Debu and Frederic Perrier

  15. Infinite potential the life and times of David Bohm

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    Peat, David

    1997-01-01

    Throughout his life, David Bohm felt himself to be different, and this was reflected in his lifestyle and in his physics. His life was one of unfulfilled searching. If one compares mainstream physics to the church, with a solid hierarchy of cardinals, archbishops and bishops, Bohm was an ascetic hermit who would occasionally come in from the wilderness with a compelling message, only to disappear again. Bohmian quantum mechanics is not part of mainstream physics, but for those who do cross over, like John Bell, the commitment can be rewarding. In the post-war 'Un-American Activities' purge, Bohm lost a prestigious job at Princeton and t emporarily his US citizenship, and his nomadic career took him to Brazil, Israel and Bristol before he finally settled in London's Birkbeck College. A sensitive-written book about a gifted, unusual and sometimes provocative figure. The interaction between Bohm and Oppenheimer is especially interesting, while Bohm's later life was bizarre.

  16. Application of analogue techniques to the study of the thermal performance of buildings

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    Day, B.F.; Burberry, P.J.; Courtney, R.G. (ed.)

    1976-01-01

    For the study of the thermal behaviour of buildings, analogue computers possess several advantages over digital computers. In particular, they may be used to observe response to long runs of meteorological data. An analogue computer developed for this purpose at the University of Bristol is described. The computer has several special features. Electrical models of whole buildings may be rapidly assembled and modified, solar gain and external air temperature may be simulated, and heating systems with thermostatic control may be modelled. Energy consumption may also be monitored. The computer may also be used to simulate vapour movement and condensation. Applications of the computer have included work on the effect of thermal capacity, insulation and control systems on energy consumption, some investigations of solar heated housing, and extensive studies of the risk of condensation in roof and wall construction. The results of these and other studies will be described, and practical details of the apparatus given.

  17. Use of an indwelling peripheral catheter for 3-5 day chemotherapy administration in the outpatient setting.

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    Shotkin, J D; Lombardo, F

    1996-01-01

    Registered nurses (RNs) and clinical pharmacists in the Hematology-Oncology Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center conducted a descriptive study to determine the effectiveness and safety of using indwelling peripheral intravenous catheters (pics) for daily administration of various chemotherapeutic agents given intermittently over a 3-5 day period to outpatients. Eighty-nine adult outpatients requiring daily doses of chemotherapy including Fluorouracil (5-FU) (Solopak, Elk Grove Village, IL), Leucovorin (Immunex, Seattle, WA), Cisplatin (CDDP) (Bristol-Meyers, Princeton, NJ), Etoposide (VP-16), (Gensia, Irving, CA), Topotecan (SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA), or Taxol (Mead Johnson, Princeton, NJ), plus antiemetics were studied. Vialon 20-, 22-, or 24-gauge indwelling PICs (Becton Dickinson, Sandy, UT), were placed. Approximately 80% of patients successfully completed treatment with the original PIC in place. Daily flushing of the PIC with 2 ml [corrected] of Heplock U100 (Elkins-Sinn, Cherry Hill, NJ), maintained Heplock patency. PMID:9060358

  18. The evaluation of three computer-assisted learning packages for general dental practitioners.

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    Long, A F; Mercer, P E; Stephens, C D; Grigg, P

    Two studies were undertaken to determine the acceptability of computer-assisted learning (CAL) to general dental practitioners. The first was a single programme in two parts designed to give experience in orthodontic cases assessment and treatment planning, developed at the Bristol Dental School. The second contained two modules, one on the planning and management of dental biopsy and the other on surgical endodontics, developed within the Leeds Dental Institute. An identical self-administered questionnaire was completed by participants in the evaluation study. Knowledge and skill gains were indicated following study of the modules. The modules were also found to be easy to use and useful. The CAL approach was rated positively compared to audio tapes, books and journals, but a less consistent pictures when CAL was compared with videotapes. The study provides evidence for the acceptability and potential of the CAL approach to general dental practitioners. PMID:7803149

  19. First report of Trichinella pseudospiralis in a red fox in mainland Britain.

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    Learmount, Jane; Boughtflower, Valerie; Allanson, Peter C; Hartley, Kayleigh M; Gutierrez, Alba Barrecheguren; Stephens, Nathalie A; Marucci, Gianluca; Smith, Graham C

    2015-03-15

    Active surveillance of red foxes for Trichinella has been undertaken in mainland Britain since 1999. Post-mortems are carried out, followed by a magnetic stirrer method for sample digestion based on European Commission (EC) Regulation 216/2014 (which amends 2075/2005). Initially samples are tested in batches of 20 foxes and in December 2013, for the first time under the surveillance programme, a batch tested positive for Trichinella at the Animal and Plant Health Agency, York. Further individual tests identified one infected fox, from the Bristol area. The larvae were identified as Trichinella pseudospiralis. This is the first report of T. pseudospiralis in Great Britain and suggests the possibility of a cycle of infection existing in wildlife. PMID:25659659

  20. Water in Asteroid 4 Vesta

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    Taylor, G. J.

    2015-01-01

    Eucrite meteorites come from asteroid 4 Vesta, which was recently studied from orbit by NASA's Dawn mission. Adam Sarafian (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) and colleagues at Woods Hole, the University of Bristol, England, and the University of New Mexico measured the hydrogen concentration and deuterium/hydrogen (D/H) ratio in crystals of the mineral apatite (calcium phosphate) in eucrites. They found that the D/H ratio is in the same range as in carbonaceous chondrites, most samples of the Earth's mantle, and in samples of basaltic meteorites from Mars. Combined with measurements of the isotopic compositions of nitrogen and carbon, the data suggest that these volatile elements were added to Earth early in its history, probably during its formation. Other studies conclude that water with D/H like that in carbonaceous chondrites, Earth, Mars, and Vesta were likely inherited from interstellar ice that predates formation of the solar system.

  1. Theoretical and experimental study of the CR-39 behavior under electron beam

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    Isabey, R.; Duverger, E.; Darraud-Taupiac, C.; Binsangou, V.; Makovicka, L.; Decossas, J.L.; Vareille, J.C

    1999-06-01

    This work concerns the action of an electron beam on some physical properties of the poly(diethylene bis(allyl carbonate)) CR39 manufactured in Bristol and Limoges laboratories. The material undergoes structural, physical and chemical modifications induced by the incident electrons energy transfer in the substrate. This is similar to the processes generated by the secondary electrons created during ion beam-polymers interactions. An experimental study of the topographic modifications on the CR39 under electron beam is presented. In parallel, a theoretical study using Monte-Carlo simulations and concerning the 3D energy transfer for one diameter of the spot is developed in order to evaluate the radio induced process.

  2. Cartographic evaluation of ERTS-1 imagery for part of the United Kingdom

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    Bickmore, D. P. (Principal Investigator); Smith, W. P.

    1973-01-01

    The author has identified the following significant results. The area around Bristol, England contained a variety of both natural and man-made features visible on ERTS imagery, notably the Seven Estuary, the Jurassic limestones of the Cotswold scarp, and a variety of major and minor communications routes and urban developments. Visual interpretive studies were carried out on the diapositive imagery in order to ascertain the extent to which various terrain features, broadly classified into Solid and Drift Geology, Topography, and Land use, were depicted on the four independent imagery bands. Quantitative assessment of the accuracy of map content suggests that the imagery is inadequate for most mapping purposes within the area of study, at least using traditional interpretation methods.

  3. A towed sea-bed gamma-ray spectrometer for continental shelf surveys

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    A sea-bed gamma-ray spectrometer has been developed and towed on the continental shelf of the United Kingdom for more than 10000km at speeds of up to 7 knots. The gamma-ray detecting probe is enclosed in a long flexible tube or 'eel' which minimizes the risk of snagging on sea-bed obstacles. The 'eel' is towed from a purpose-built winch mounted on board the survey vessel, and the associated control, analysis and recording facilities are housed within the ship's laboratory. The radiometric data are recorded in both analogue and digital form, and later processed to produce contour maps of the total gamma-ray activity, and the potassium, uranium and thorium activities of the sea-bed. Comparisons between radiometric and acoustic data are presented together with the results of a spectrometer survey in the Bristol Channel. (author)

  4. Molecular relationships between closely related strains and species of nematodes

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    Butler, M. H.; Wall, S. M.; Luehrsen, K. R.; Fox, G. E.; Hecht, R. M.

    1981-01-01

    Electrophoretic comparisons have been made for 24 enzymes in the Bergerac and Bristol strains of Caenorhabditis elegans and the related species, Caenorhabditis briggsae. No variation was detected between the two strains of C. elegans. In contrast, the two species, C. elegans and C. briggsae exhibited electrophoretic differences in 22 of 24 enzymes. A consensus 5S rRNA sequence was determined for C. elegans and found to be identical to that from C. briggsae. By analogy with other species with relatively well established fossil records it can be inferred that the time of divergence between the two nematode species is probably in the tens of millions of years. The limited anatomical evolution during a time period in which proteins undergo extensive changes supports the hypothesis that anatomical evolution is not dependent on overall protein changes.

  5. First international intercomparison of image analysers

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    Pálfalvi, J; Eoerdoegh, I

    1999-01-01

    Image analyser systems used for evaluating solid state nuclear track detectors (SSNTD) were compared in order to establish minimum hardware and software requirements and methodology necessary in different fields of radiation dosimetry. For the purpose, CR-39 detectors (TASL, Bristol, U.K.) were irradiated with different (n,alpha) and (n,p) converters in a reference Pu-Be neutron field, in an underground laboratory with high radon concentration and by different alpha sources at the Atomic Energy Research Institute (AERI) in Budapest, Hungary. 6 sets of etched and pre-evaluated detectors and the 7th one without etching were distributed among the 14 laboratories from 11 countries. The participants measured the different track parameters and statistically evaluated the results, to determine the performance of their system. The statistical analysis of results showed high deviations from the mean values in many cases. As the conclusion of the intercomparison recommendations were given to fulfill those requirements ...

  6. American Chemical Society-239th national meeting--Investigating new therapeutic candidates: part 2. 21-25 March 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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    Kirkham, Konrad

    2010-05-01

    The American Chemical Society 239th National Meeting, held in San Francisco, included topics covering developments related to the chemical optimization of therapeutics. This conference report highlights selected presentations on second-generation cholesterol absorption inhibitors (CAIs), CCK2 receptor antagonists to prevent acid rebound, HIF-PH inhibitors for anemia, the neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) as a target for autoimmune disease, and GPR119 agonists and GLP-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of diabetes. Investigational drugs discussed include LPD-608 (Lipideon Biotechnology AG), a second-generation CAI series from Merck & Co Inc, JNJ-26070109 and JNJ-42041935 (both Johnson & Johnson), SYN-1436 (Syntonix Pharmaceuticals Inc), a series of GPR119 agonists from Roche Holding AG and Schering-Plough Research Institute, and a series of GLP-1 receptor agonists from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

  7. American Chemical Society - 240th national meeting - chemistry for preventing and combating disease: part 1.

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    Burt, Jessica

    2010-10-01

    The 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in Boston, included topics covering new therapeutic research. This conference report highlights selected presentations on negative allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, BACE1 inhibitors and γ-secretase inhibitors for the prevention or treatment of Alzheimer's disease, opioid modulators for the treatment of reward disorders, SGLT2 inhibitors for the treatment of diabetes, backup compounds to the DPP-4 inhibitor sitagliptin (Januvia) for type 2 diabetes, and MCH R1 inhibitors for the treatment of obesity. Investigational drugs discussed include SCH-1359113 and SCH-1682496 (both Merck & Co), NGP-555 (NeuroGenetic Pharmaceuticals), ALKS-33 (Alkermes), dapagliflozin (Bristol-Myers Squibb/AstraZeneca) and GSK-882380 (GlaxoSmithKline).

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

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

    2006-01-01

    The family of Kv7 (KCNQ) potassium channels consists of five members. Kv7.2 and 3 are the primary molecular correlates of the M-current, but also Kv7.4 and Kv7.5 display M-current characteristics. M-channel modulators include blockers (e.g., linopirdine) for cognition enhancement and openers (e.......g., retigabine) for treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain. We investigated the effect of a Bristol-Myers Squibb compound (S)-N-[1-(3-morpholin-4-yl-phenyl)-ethyl]-3-phenyl-acrylamide [(S)-1] on cloned human Kv7.1-5 potassium channels expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes. Using two-electrode voltage...

  9. People

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    2001-01-01

    Thrilled at @Bristol Kathy Sykes in conversation with Liz Whitelegg. Kathy Sykes is Senior Science Consultant at @Bristol - a new area on Bristol's Harbourside with a Science Centre Explore, a Wildlife Centre Wildscreen, with sculptures and fountains. Kathy was one of five people in 1999 to be awarded an IOP Public Awareness of Physics award. Dr Kathy Sykes What attracted you to Physics in the first place? It was really when I discovered that Physics was all about making models of the world, because then suddenly the ability to be creative became important. I liked the idea that you could have a picture of the world that might work quite well but you could always replace that with a better one. That was what made science come alive and make it seem like something that I'd really love to be involved in, rather than science as a stale body of facts that I needed to learn. I was much more interested in ideas than in facts. I think that finding out about 'models' happened around the time I was discovering quantum mechanics and how the act of observing something can actually affect the outcome. I found it incredibly exciting - especially how that changed the whole philosophy of science. I also had a fantastic teacher in physics and I owe an awful lot to him. He just swooped in at the last moment when I was considering giving it up so that made an enormous difference. After my degree I went to teach maths and physics A-level in Zimbabwe with the VSO, and it was partly wanting to share my excitement with other people about physics that made me want to go and teach abroad. When I came back and began my PhD in Physics at Bristol University, I missed teaching and thought it was important to get the public more involved in science and debates about science. My supervisor, Pete Barham, was doing lots of this himself, and he helped and encouraged me enormously. I can't thank him enough. Did you consider teaching as a career? Well I like having the carpet whipped away from

  10. Heart disease mortality in cities of Latin America and in cities and regions of England and Wales.

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    Stocks, P

    1969-01-01

    Death rates from heart disease in cities and regions of England and Wales, based on death certificates for 1963, are compared with death rates from the same causes in 10 Latin American cities, San Francisco, USA, and Bristol, England, derived from the Inter-American Investigation of Mortality which obtained histories and clinical records of fatal illnesses for the years 1962-64 by a sampling method. Death rates in Bristol derived from the 2 sources showed an agreement close enough to justify comparisons between official rates for England and Wales and the data for the Latin American cities.Comparing standardized death rates for males in the Latin American cities with those for the corresponding populations in the English conurbations and cities, the ratio for coronary disease was found to be 0.4; for other degenerative heart disease it was 1.0; for hypertensive heart, 2.2; for other heart disease, 1.5. The corresponding ratios for females were: 0.55, 1.0, 3.0, and 1.7, respectively. When the hospital regions of England and Wales were included, a geographical pattern could be seen, particularly for males, the highest rates for coronary and degenerative heart disease being found in northern England and the lowest rates in central and western cities of Latin America. For hypertensive and other heart disease the pattern was different.Standardized sex ratios for total heart disease mortality at ages from 45 to 74 years in 30 countries are largely affected by the proportions of deaths attributed to arteriosclerotic and degenerative disease but they suggest that geography, country of origin and possibly climate are also factors that differentially affect the sexes and, in consequence, affect the sex ratios. PMID:5306625

  11. Effects of selected sources of contamination on ground-water quality at seven sites in Connecticut

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    Handman, Elinor H.; Bingham, James W.

    1980-01-01

    The introduction of contaminants has altered the quality of ground water at several places in Connecticut. This investigation of the hydrogeologic environment and the quality of water in stratified-drift aquifers underlying seven probable contaminant sources in Connecticut shows some effects at each site. Water from test wells downgradient from septage-disposal facilities in Old Saybrook and Clinton contains elevated concentrations of sodium, chloride, manganese, iron, detergent (as MBAS), dissolved organic carbon, and some trace metals. The effects are most pronounced at shallow depths close to the septage lagoons, where concentrations of some constituents exceed Connecticut Department of Health drinking water standards. Fly-ash disposal at Wallingford has contributed chromium, manganese, and dissolved organic carbon to water in the underlying aquifer, but the low hydraulic conductivity of the fine-grained surficial materials have kept effects to a minimum. Road salt leached from a storage area in the Tylerville section of Haddam has increased the sodium and chloride concentrations in ground water to the extent that it is unsuitable for drinking water. The effect diminishes in wells 1000 feet downgradient from the storage site. Water from some wells adjacent to landfills in Bristol and Southington has elevated sodium, chloride, manganese, and dissolved organic carbon concentrations, and samples from two wells near industrial-sludge disposal pits in the Bristol landfill contain cyanide and phenols. Gasoline odor is present in water samples from a test well 175 feet from a ruptured buried tank in Fairfield. The gasoline odor from this well was also detectable during well construction and sampling.

  12. The autophagosome: current understanding of formation and maturation

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Lilith VJC Mannack, Jon D Lane Cell Biology Laboratories, School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Abstract: Autophagy is an important and highly conserved catabolic process with roles in development, homeostasis, and cellular stress responses. It describes various distinct pathways for the delivery of cytoplasmic materials (including misfolded protein aggregates and some organelles to the lysosome for degradation and component recycling. The best understood form of autophagy (macroautophagy describes the de novo assembly, maturation, and trafficking of a unique double membrane-bound organelle – the autophagosomes – that sequesters cytoplasmic materials and ultimately merges with the lysosomal compartment to form a degradative autolysosome. To rapidly assemble such a structure in response to stimuli, cells express a family of dedicated autophagy-related (ATG gene products that act sequentially to control membrane events leading first to the nucleation of an isolation membrane or phagophore, followed by phagophore expansion, and sealing to form an autophagosome that traffics to – and ultimately fuses with – the lysosome. These molecules are activated in response to upstream signaling pathways (notably, the mechanistic target of rapamycin [mTOR] pathway, and comprise protein and lipid kinases, putative membrane coats, and unique ubiquitin-like conjugation systems. In concert, a barrage of accessory proteins involved in various membrane trafficking pathways focused on the endosomal compartment are co-opted at the assembly site to facilitate autophagosome biogenesis. Understanding the integrated pathways that coordinate autophagosome assembly at the molecular level will be crucial if we are to realize the potential for autophagy manipulation in future disease therapies. Keywords: autophagy, ATG proteins, lysosome, phagophore, omegasome, autolysosome, membrane trafficking, ULK1, mTOR, PI(3 kinase, PI3P, LIR motif

  13. Cancer trends in Kashmir; common types, site incidence and demographic profiles: National Cancer Registry 2000-2012

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    M A Wani

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    Full Text Available Background: An assessment of cancer incidence in population is required for prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and resource allocation. This will also guide in the formation of facilities for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up for these patients. The demographic trend of cancer will help to identify common types and etiological factors. Efforts at clinical, research and administrative levels are needed to overcome this problem. Settings and Design: Present retro prospective study was conducted in regional cancer center of a tertiary care hospital. Materials and Methods: After permission from ethics committee, a retro prospective study of 1 year duration was undertaken to study the profile of cancer patients and to compare it with other cancer registries in India. Statistical Analysis: Pearson′s Chi-square test and simple linear regression were used. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version-16 (University of Bristol information services (www.bristol.ac.uk/is/learning/resources was used. RESULTS: The overall incidence of cancer in Kashmir is on the increase and common sites of cancer are esophagus and gastroesophageal (GE junction, lung, stomach, colorectal, lymphomas, skin, laryngopharynx, acute leukemias, prostate and brain in males.In females common sites are breast, esophagus and GE junction, ovary, colorectal, stomach, lung, gallbladder, lymphomas, acute leukemias and brain. Conclusion: Cancers of esophagus, stomach and lungs have a high incidence both in men and women in Kashmir. Future studies on sources and types of environmental pollution and exposures in relation to these cancers may improve our understanding of risk factors held responsible for causation of these malignancies in this region. This will help in the allocation of available resources for prevention and treatment strategies.

  14. Detection of a fluorescent-labeled avidin-nucleic acid nanoassembly by confocal laser endomicroscopy in the microvasculature of chronically inflamed intestinal mucosa

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    Full Text Available Andrea Buda,1,* Sonia Facchin,1,* Elisa Dassie,2 Elisabetta Casarin,3 Mark A Jepson,4 Helmut Neumann,5 Giorgia Hatem,1 Stefano Realdon,6 Renata D’Incà,1 Giacomo Carlo Sturniolo,1 Margherita Morpurgo3 1Department of Surgical, Oncological, and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, 2Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 3Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 4School of Biochemistry and Wolfson Bioimaging Facility, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; 5Ludwig Demlig Endoscopic Center of Excellence, ESGE Endoscopy Training Center, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany; 6Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV-IRCCS, Padova, Italy *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic gastrointestinal pathologies causing great discomfort in both children and adults. The pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases is not yet fully understood and their diagnosis and treatment are often challenging. Nanoparticle-based strategies have been tested in local drug delivery to the inflamed colon. Here, we have investigated the use of the novel avidin-nucleic acid nanoassembly (ANANAS platform as a potential diagnostic carrier in an experimental model of inflammatory bowel diseases. Fluorescent-labeled ANANAS nanoparticles were administered to mice with chemically induced chronic inflammation of the large intestine. Localization of mucosal nanoparticles was assessed in vivo by dual-band confocal laser endomicroscopy. This technique enables characterization of the mucosal microvasculature and crypt architecture at subcellular resolution. Intravascular nanoparticle distribution was observed in the inflamed mucosa but not in healthy controls, demonstrating the utility of the combination of ANANAS and confocal laser endomicroscopy for highlighting intestinal inflammatory conditions. The specific localization of

  15. Efficacy of polyethylene glycol 4000 on constipation of posttraumatic bedridden patients

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    ZHANG Lian-yang; YAO Yuan-zhang; WANG Tao; FEI Jun; SHEN Yue; CHEN Yong-hua; ZONG Zhao-wen

    2010-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the efficacy and safety of polyethylene glycol 4000 (Forlax(R)) on adult patients with functional constipation due to posttraumatic confinement to bed.Methods: A total of 201 posttraumatic bedridden patients were studied in this prospective,open-labeled, singlegroup study. Polyethylene glycol 4000 was administered orally for 14 days and the dosage was adjusted according to the Bristol stool types. Demographic characteristics, disease status, treatment period and factors affecting clinical outcome, especially the concomitant medications, were recorded.Results:After administration of polyethylene glycol 4000, 194 cases (96.52%) showed remission of constipation,including 153 (76.12%)persistent remission. The average defecation frequency increased significantly after treatment and the percentage of patients with stools of normal types (Bristol types 3-5) increased as well. Genders, ages and concomitant medications showed no significant influence on the persistent remission rate. After consecutive treatment for two weeks, patients with slight movement showed a significantly higher remission rate than those without movement (95% vs 80%). At the end of treatment, most accompanying symptoms were relieved obviously. Patients with a medical history of constipation or ever taking laxatives showed a lower remission rate. Sixty cases (29.85%) developed diarrhea during the observational period, among whom 6 (10%) withdrew from the clinical observation voluntarily at the first onset of diarrhea. Two cases suffered from abdominal pain.Conclusions:Polyethylene glycol 4000 (Forlax(R)) has efficacy on functional constipation in posttraumatic bedridden patients. Furthermore, patients with milder symptoms,more movement in bed, and longer duration of treatment but without accompanying symptoms can achieve a higher remission rate.

  16. EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor

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    Thomas, Paul

    2011-01-01

    Index. The journal depends entirely on its authors and referees and so I would like to thank them all for their work in 2010 and look forward to a continuing, successful collaboration in 2011. Refereeing The Nuclear Fusion editorial office understands how much effort is required of our referees. The Editorial Board decided that an expression of thanks to our most loyal referees is appropriate and so, since January 2005, we have been offering the top ten most active referees over the past year a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. This year, two of the top referees have reviewed four or more manuscripts in the period November 2009 to November 2010 and provided particularly detailed advice to the authors. We have excluded our Board Members, Guest Editors of special editions and those referees who were already listed in the last four years. Guest Editors' work on papers submitted to their special issues is also excluded from consideration. The following people have been selected: Osamu Naito, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Japan Masahiro Kobayashi, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Japan Duccio Testa, Lausanne Federal Polytechnic University, Switzerland Vladimir Pustovitov, Russian Research Centre, Kurchatov Insitute, Russia Christopher Holland, University of California at San Diego, USA Yuri Gribov, ITER International Organisation, Cadarache, France Eriko Jotaki, Kyushu University, Japan Sven Wiesen, Jülich Research Centre, Germany Viktor S. Marchenko, Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine Richard Stephens, General Atomics, USA In addition, there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion. At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2010. Our thanks to them! Authors The winner of the 2010 Nuclear Fusion Award was J.E. Rice et al for the paper entitled 'Inter-machine comparison of

  17. A didactic approach to professional motivation in the subject Nutrition and Dietetics at polytechnic schools of services

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    Albornoz, Omar

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    Full Text Available The present research is focused on the development of technicians’ professional technical motivation on the specialty of cuisine by means of a didactic approach. The authors takes as reference other works made by several researchers of Cuban Pedagogy elaborates the theoretical frame making emphasis on professional pedagogical didactics process in technicians training, professional guidance and the guidelines of the suggested didactic approach. To contribute to the problem solution a didactic approach was devised, it comprises three main elements: hints for teaching, set of exercises and recommendations to solve the exercises in class.

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

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    Peter O Adewale; Olasunmbo 'Bolanle Adhuze

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    The competence of fresh graduates of architecture has been continuously criticized by the industry for inadequate knowledge. This is often blamed on the poor standard of education evidenced by poor performances in professional and degree/diploma examinations conducted by various schools of architecture in the country. Although, factors responsible for the scenario are well documented in the literature, most of these works are based on testimonial and circumstantial evidences relating to manag...

  19. How we will become us? : how have the personnel in one polytechnic succeeded in finding a feeling of belonging together

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    Tapani, Annukka

    2007-01-01

    Endast avhandlingens sammandrag. Pappersexemplaret av hela avhandlingen finns för lÀsesalsbruk i Statsvetenskapliga biblioteket (Unionsgatan 35). Dessa avhandlingar fjÀrrutlånas endast som microfiche. Abstract only. The paper copy of the whole thesis is available for reading room use at the Library of Social Sciences (Unioninkatu 35) . Microfiche copies of these theses are available for interlibrary loans. Vain tiivistelmÀ. OpinnÀytteiden sidotut arkistokappaleet ovat luettavissa ...

  20. Monitoring nitrogen nutritional status of vegetables in the social garden of Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, NE Portugal

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    Lopes, H.; Arrobas, Margarida; Freitas, Sara; Ferreira, I.Q.; Rodrigues, M. A.

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    Urban agriculture is a global phenomenon. In developing countries urban agriculture has had crucial importance in alleviating problems of extreme poverty and unemployment of the populations of the larger cities. In developed countries has been particularly important during periods of economic depression. Nowadays, the urban agriculture in developed countries is increasing, aimed more at leisure, sports and recreation of the urban dwellers. These spaces are also emphasizing environmental educa...