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  1. Annual report, Bristol Bay, 1955 (United States)

    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...

  2. Annual report, Bristol Bay, 1958 (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Commercial fishery management activities for Bristol Bay for 1958, including lists of operators, extensive statistics, and descriptions of enforcement activities.

  3. Influenza in Bristol Bay, 1919

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    Maria Gilson deValpine


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

  4. The birds of Bristol Bay: A challenge to American ornithologist (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This paper discusses the challenges of conserving the habitat and resources of Bristol Bay for generations to come. The ecosystems in Bristol Bay are described, as...

  5. Migratory birds and marine mammals of the Bristol Bay region: Wildlife narratives for the Bristol Bay Cooperative Management Plan (United States)

    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....

  6. Summary report on Bristol Bay murre mortality (United States)

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

  7. Bedrock Geologic Map of the Bristol, VT Quadrangle (United States)

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

  8. Relative efficiency of gill netting methods in Bristol Bay (United States)

    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...

  9. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: HABITATS (Habitats Polygons) (United States)

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

  10. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: BIRDS (Bird Polygons) (United States)

    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...

  11. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: FISH (Fish Polygons) (United States)

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

  12. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: MGT (Management Area Polygons) (United States)

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

  13. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: INVERT (Invertebrate Polygons) (United States)

    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...

  14. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: HYDRO (Hydrography Lines and Polygons) (United States)

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

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

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

  16. 77 FR 31353 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, AK (United States)


    ... 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''...

  17. 78 FR 25266 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska (United States)


    ... AGENCY An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska AGENCY... Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska'' (EPA-910-R-12-004Ba-c... on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska'' is available primarily via the Internet on the...

  18. 78 FR 34093 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska (United States)


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

  19. AFSC/REFM: Nearshore fish survey in northern Bristol Bay, Alaska, July-August 2009 (United States)

    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. AFSC/NMML: Dtag Bristol Bay Beluga Data, May 2011 and August 2014 (United States)

    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...

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

    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...

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

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

  3. AFSC/NMML: Bristol Bay Beluga hearing sensitivity, August 2012 and 2014 (United States)

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

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

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

  5. A water bird survey in Bristol Bay and proposals for future studies (United States)

    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...

  6. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: M_MAMPT (Marine Mammal Points) (United States)

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

  7. Culture, canneries and contemporary dynamics of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery: Draft working paper (United States)

    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...

  8. Summer diving behavior of male walruses in Bristol Bay, Alaska (United States)

    Jay, C.V.; Farley, Sean D.; Garner, G.W.


    Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) make trips from ice or land haul-out sites to forage for benthic prey. We describe dive and trip characteristics from time-depth-recorder data collected over a one-month period during summer from four male Pacific walruses in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Dives were classified into four types. Shallow (4 m), short (2.7 min), square-shaped dives accounted for 11% of trip time, and many were probably associated with traveling. Shallow (2 m) and very short (0.5 min) dives composed only 1% of trip time. Deep (41 m), long (7.2 min), square-shaped dives accounted for 46% of trip time and were undoubtedly associated with benthic foraging. V-shaped dives ranged widely in depth, were of moderate duration (4.7 min), and composed 3% of trip time. These dives may have been associated with navigation or exploration of the seafloor for potential prey habitat. Surface intervals between dives were similar among dive types, and generally lasted 1-2 min. Total foraging time was strongly correlated with trip duration and there was no apparent diel pattern of diving in any dive type among animals. We found no correlation between dive duration and postdive surface interval within dive types, suggesting that diving occurred within aerobic dive limits. Trip duration varied considerably within and among walruses (0.3-9.4 d), and there was evidence that some of the very short trips were unrelated to foraging. Overall, walruses were in the water for 76.6% of the time, of which 60.3% was spent diving.

  9. How Zoos Are Meeting the Challenges Facing Biodiversity: Bristol Zoo Gardens as a Case Study (United States)

    Garrett, Simon


    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…

  10. Reliability and validity of a modified Bristol Stool Form Scale for children (United States)

    This study sought to: evaluate the ability of children to reliably use a modified Bristol Stool Form Scale for Children (mBSFS-C), evaluate criterion-related validity of the mBSFS-C, and identify the lower age limit for mBSFS-C use. The mBSFS-C comprises 5 stool form types described and depicted in ...

  11. Bristol Palin: The Pedagogical Media Spectacle of a Sexual Abstinence Ambassador (United States)

    DaoJensen, Thuy


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

  12. 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


    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.

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

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

  14. Population structure and genetic diversity of the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis in Bristol, UK. (United States)

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


    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 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 (United States)

    Keighton, Walter B.


    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.


    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. (United States)

    Stephens, Chris


    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. 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


    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.

  19. 77 FR 33213 - An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska-Peer Review... (United States)


    ... AGENCY An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska--Peer Review... availability and public comment period. SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the peer review panel members assembled by... three week public comment period for the draft charge questions to be provided to the peer review...

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

    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...

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


    Centro de Biologia Molecular (CSIC-UAM). Universidad Aut6noma de Madrid. Canto Blanco. Madrid. Spain. The head to tail connecting region of complex...Accompanying Colston Hall Chromatin Structure and Colston Hall Polymorphism and Persons register in person Chemical and Etectrical Function -- Molecular ...Hentage Walk Afternoon at Leisure Council House Bristol Waterfront Cruise Bristol Waterfront a..t from Molecular Evolution Bath Electric Field Effects

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

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    Adrian Miles


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

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

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    Tapp, P.A.


    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.

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

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    Tapp, P.A.


    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.

  5. Survival of patients with breast cancer attending Bristol Cancer Help Centre. (United States)

    Bagenal, F S; Easton, D F; Harris, E; Chilvers, C E; McElwain, T J


    The Bristol Cancer Help Centre (BCHC) was set up in 1979 to offer various alternative therapies and treatments for patients with cancer. It attracted much public interest and a high demand for its services--and profound medical scepticism. In a study beginning in 1986 of 334 women with breast cancer attending the centre for the first time between June, 1986, and October, 1987, information about the diagnosis was obtained from case notes. Controls were a sample of 461 women with breast cancer attending a specialist cancer hospital or two district general hospitals. The same information was obtained for the control group as for the BCHC group. All patients have been followed up to June, 1988. 85% of patients with breast cancer attending the BCHC were aged under 55 at diagnosis. More than half had experienced recurrence of their disease before entry. For patients metastasis-free at entry, metastasis-free survival in the BCHC group was significantly poorer than in the controls (relapse rate ratio 2.85). Survival in relapsed cases was significantly inferior to that in the control group (hazard ratio 1.81). For cases metastasis-free at entry to the BCHC there was a significant difference in survival between cases and controls, confirming the difference in metastasis-free survival. There was no significant difference in survival or disease-free survival between the cancer hospital controls and other controls.

  6. The public's rapport with hands-on activities An evaluation of "Explore-At-Bristol"

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    Conti Francesca


    Full Text Available In the summer of 2003, a survey was carried out at the At-Bristol Science Centre (UK to determine the effectiveness of the hands-on activities of “Explore”. The section evaluated included 43 interactive experiences divided into two themes. The first, “Get Connected”, consisted of examples of the latest digital technologies, such as a television studio, virtual volleyball, and radars. The second, “Curiosity Zone”, was dedicated to natural phenomena and subdivided into three additional groups: “Natural Forces” which presented various forces of nature, “Focus on Light”, which dealt with the wonder of light, and “Sound Space”, reserved for the science of sound. The survey was divided into two phases: the first consisted in observing the public’s interaction with the hands-on activities; the second, in consulting the staff. The methods adopted helped determine the effectiveness of the exhibitdesign and the evaluation itself highlighted the role of a promoter of science as an evaluator.

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

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    Jago Russell


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

  8. Case study: technology initiative led to advanced lead optimization screening processes at Bristol-Myers Squibb, 2004-2009. (United States)

    Zhang, Litao; Cvijic, Mary Ellen; Lippy, Jonathan; Myslik, James; Brenner, Stephen L; Binnie, Alastair; Houston, John G


    In this paper, we review the key solutions that enabled evolution of the lead optimization screening support process at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) between 2004 and 2009. During this time, technology infrastructure investment and scientific expertise integration laid the foundations to build and tailor lead optimization screening support models across all therapeutic groups at BMS. Together, harnessing advanced screening technology platforms and expanding panel screening strategy led to a paradigm shift at BMS in supporting lead optimization screening capability. Parallel SAR and structure liability relationship (SLR) screening approaches were first and broadly introduced to empower more-rapid and -informed decisions about chemical synthesis strategy and to broaden options for identifying high-quality drug candidates during lead optimization.

  9. The Cross-National Diffusion of the American Civil Rights Movement: The Example of the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963


    Mansour, Claire


    Cet article constitue une étude de cas des boycotts des bus de Montgomery aux Etats-Unis (1955-56) et de Bristol au Royaume-Uni (1963). Dans la mesure où ces deux mouvements semblent partager un nombre important de similitudes, il s’agira de déterminer s’ils illustrent ce que les sociologues Doug McAdam et Dieter Rucht ont appelé “diffusion transnationale” et d’expliquer ce phénomène. La première partie de cet article se concentrera sur les similarités culturelles entre les Afro-Américains et...

  10. 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) (United States)

    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...

  11. 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) (United States)

    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...

  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) (United States)

    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. Maps and tables showing data and analyses of semiquantitative emmission spectrometry and atomic-absorption spectrophotometry of rock samples, Ugashik, Bristol Bay, and part of Karluk quadrangles, Alaska (United States)

    Wilson, F.H.; O'Leary, R. M.


    The accompanying maps and tables show analytical data and data analyses from rock samples collected in conjunction with geologic mapping in the Ugashik, Bristol Bay and western Karluck quadrangles from 1979 through 1981. This work was conducted under the auspices of the Alaska Mineral Resource Assessment Program (AMRAP). A total of 337 samples were collected for analysis, primarily in areas of surficial alteration. The sample locations are shown on sheet 1: they are concentrated along the Pacific Ocean side of the area because the Bristol Bay lowlands part of the map is predominantly unconsolidated Quaternary deposits. Sample collection was by the following people, with their respective two letter identifying code shown in parentheses: W.H. Allaway (AY), J.E. Case (CE), D.P. Cox (CX), R.L. Detterman, (DT), T.G. Theodore (MK), F.H. Wilson (WS), and M.E. Yount (YB).

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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    Anna Paula Martinez


    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

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

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    Cameron Wobus

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

  18. The career intentions, work-life balance and retirement plans of dental undergraduates at the University of Bristol. (United States)

    Puryer, J; Patel, A


    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.

  19. Geochemical evolution of Jurassic diorites from the Bristol Lake region, California, USA, and the role of assimilation (United States)

    Young, E.D.; Wooden, J.L.; Shieh, Y.-N.; Farber, D.


    Late Jurassic dioritic plutons from the Bristol Lake region of the eastern Mojave Desert share several geochemical attributes with high-alumina basalts, continental hawaiite basalts, and high-K are andesites including: high K2O concentrations; high Al2O3 (16-19 weight %); elevated Zr/TiO2; LREE (light-rare-earth-element) enrichment (La/YbCN=6.3-13.3); and high Nb. Pearce element ratio analysis supported by petrographic relations demonstrates that P, Hf, and Zr were conserved during differentiation. Abundances of conserved elements suggest that dioritic plutons from neighboring ranges were derived from similar parental melts. In the most voluminous suite, correlated variations in elemental concentrations and (87Sr/86Sr)i indicate differentiation by fractional crystallization of hornblende and plagioclase combined with assimilation of a component characterized by abundant radiogenic Sr. Levenberg-Marquardt and Monte Carlo techniques were used to obtain optimal solutions to non-linear inverse models for fractional crystallization-assimilation processes. Results show that the assimilated material was chemically analogous to lower crustal mafic granulites and that the mass ratio of contaminant to parental magma was on the order of 0.1. Lack of enrichment in 18O with differentiation is consistent with the model results. Elemental concentrations and O, Sr, and Nd isotopic data point to a hydrous REE-enriched subcontinental lithospheric source similar to that which produced some Cenozoic continental hawaiites from the southern Cordillera. Isotopic compositions of associated granitoids suggest that partial melting of this subcontinental lithosphere may have been an important process in the development of the Late Jurassic plutonic arc of the eastern Mojave Desert. ?? 1992 Springer-Verlag.

  20. Tables showing analyses of semiquantitative spectrometry and atomic-absorption spectrophotometry of rock samples collected in the Ugashik, Bristol Bay, and western part of the Karluk quadrangles, Alaska (United States)

    Wilson, Frederic H.; O'Leary, Richard M.


    The accompanying tables list chemical analyses of 337 rock samples that were collected in 1979, 1980, and 1981 in conjunction with geologic mapping in the Ugashik, Bristol Bay, and part of Karluk quadrangles. This work was conducted under the auspices of the Alaska Mineral Resource Assessment Program (AMRAP). This report is to accompany Wilson and O'Leary (1986) which inadvertently is missing most of the data tables listed here. Together the two reports contain the complete data from all samples collected for the Ugashik AMRAP.

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

    Lipka, Jerry; Willer, Cristy

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

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

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    Maliphant John


    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

  3. 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. (United States)

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


    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.

  4. 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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    Tina Shah

    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.

  5. The application of striation analysis and focal mechanism stress inversion in deducing the kinematic history of faults: Examples from the Bristol Channel UK and the Ionian Zone Greece (United States)

    Melis, Nikolaos S.; Miliorizos, Marios N.; Oshoano Aipoh, Hilary


    The present work compliments the application of a methodology, in reviewing and investigating further the kinematic history of faults, based on striation analysis and stress inversion of earthquake focal mechanisms and combines them to refine tectonic modelling and hence improve further hazard assessment. Two areas are chosen for this application: the Bristol Channel, UK and the Ionian Zone, Greece. Striation analysis is carried out in two complementary fault terranes. The first along the northern margin of the Inner Bristol Channel, UK, offers a natural laboratory to study in detail the reactivation history of the inverted Bristol Channel basin; and, the second along the north western coastline of the Ionian Zone, Greece, presents an opportunity to illustrate the relationship between movement of a framework of faults within the external orogenic zone of the Hellenides and the stress deduced from focal mechanisms of earthquakes in the region. The UK example reveals phases of Mesozoic negative inversion of Late Palaeozoic basement frontal and oblique ramp thrust faults, followed by Caenozoic positive inversions of Mesozoic normal and strike slip faults. The Greek example shows an equally composite history of faulting; Tethyan basement strata contain normal faults that pass up sequence and across unconformities into Mesozoic and Caenozoic strata, with thrusts and positively inverted faults recording typical dextral transpression. The fault framework in older strata and the veneers of Recent strata above them display Neotectonic fault histories of sinistral transtension, in addition to the transpression. Since the Ionian Zone lies suitably in the external zone, deformation favours the reactivation of fault lineaments, rather than the genesis of pristine faults. Both examples are used to demonstrate this structural principle. Focal mechanisms of Greek earthquake data are used in stress inversion and the results are applied upon the inherited fault framework and are

  6. Population regulation in a changing environment: Long-term changes in growth, condition and survival of sprat, Sprattus sprattus L. in the Bristol Channel, UK (United States)

    Henderson, Peter A.; Henderson, Rowena C.


    Sprat, Sprattus sprattus, is the dominant pelagic species in British inshore and estuarine waters. Within the Bristol Channel the population is almost totally composed of fish 140 mm standard length lost to the population by 1999. Further, adult condition, measured as the average weight of a 103 mm standard length adult, declined rapidly from 13.7 g in 2007 to 9 g in 2011. Despite these changes, which would have reduced age-specific fecundity, a sign-rank test showed abundance of adult sprat has shown no long-term trend and Bulmer's test indicates density-dependent regulation is operating. While sprat recruitment is shown to be responding to the sunspot cycle, the North Atlantic Oscillation and sea water temperature, the impact of these variables on adult population density is damped because of density-dependent regulation. The result is that sprat respond to environmental change with large changes in their growth and condition, but the adult abundance is constrained and shows no long-term trend. Recruitment was modelled by combining a Ricker curve with terms for the response of sprat to solar activity, the North Atlantic Oscillation and spring temperature. It is shown that the stock-recruitment relationship does not form a simple curve, but is bounded within a region in which the upper and lower constraints are defined by environmental conditions. Within this bounded region the population trajectory under differing environmental regimes can be predicted.

  7. 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:


    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.


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  9. Aeg niite liimida / Piret Bristol

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    Bristol, Piret, 1968-


    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

  10. Discurso aos eleitores de Bristol

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    Edmund Burke


    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.

  11. News Outreach: Polish physics club reaches out with practical demonstrations Networking: Online workspace helps teachers to share ideas Mauritius: Telescope inspires science specification Fusion: EFDA sparks resources Olympiad: British team enjoys success at the International Physics Olympiad 2009 Nanoscience: 'Quietest' building in the world opens in Bristol, UK Conference: University of Leicester hosts the GIREP EPEC 2009 international conference (United States)


    Outreach: Polish physics club reaches out with practical demonstrations Networking: Online workspace helps teachers to share ideas Mauritius: Telescope inspires science specification Fusion: EFDA sparks resources Olympiad: British team enjoys success at the International Physics Olympiad 2009 Nanoscience: 'Quietest' building in the world opens in Bristol, UK Conference: University of Leicester hosts the GIREP EPEC 2009 international conference

  12. 23rd June 2010 - University of Bristol Head of the Aerospace Engineering Department and Professor of Aerospace Dynamics N. Lieven visiting CERN control centre with Beams Department Head P. Collier, visiting the LHC superconducting magnet test hall with R. Veness and CMS control centre with Collaboration Spokesperson G. Tonelli and CMS User J. Goldstein.

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    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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  14. Konfliktide käsiraamat / Piret Bristol

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    Bristol, Piret, 1968-


    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".

  15. Bristol Bay, Alaska Subarea ESI: BIOINDEX (Biological Index Polygons) (United States)

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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...

  20. BASEMAP, Basemap Framework Submission for BRISTOL COUNTY, RI (United States)

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  1. A Bristol Experience: Benefits and Cost of an "Asthma Nurse"


    Carswell, F; Robinson, E J; Hek, G.; Shenton, T


    The care of asthmatic children is commonly sub-optimal. Accordingly the costs and benefits of sending a district health authority community nurse, who had specific training in asthma management, into the homes of 43 families with asthmatic children were assessed. During the six months the asthma nurse visited these homes, the children developed and sustained, higher peak expiratory flow rates than 43 control asthmatics. The direct costs of the asthma nurse was £15/patient/six months.

  2. Hydrologic Landscape Classification to Estimate Bristol Bay Watershed Hydrology (United States)

    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...

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

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    Stephen Gray


    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.

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

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    C. Wilkinson


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

  5. Assessing Stimulant Treatment of Hyperactivity by Bristol Social Adjustment Guides. (United States)

    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…

  6. An Oceanographic and Climatological Atlas of Bristol Bay (United States)


    174 NEARSHORE ICE.................................... 174 FREEZEUP AND BREAKUP DATES ....................... 181 5. REFERENCES...Drainage ....................... 31 Table 9 Freezeup and Breakup Dates..................... 181 Vii (BLANK) viii INTRODUCTION In the event of an oil...over mud flats in waters no years an extensive shear ridge forms along deeper than a few meters. the seaward fast ice boundary. 180 FREEZEUP AND BREAKUP

  7. 212ʻ Fahrenheiti : eesti luule 2006 / Piret Bristol

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    Bristol, Piret, 1968-


    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

  8. Polytechnic Education in Mauritius. (United States)

    Kasenally, Kursheed Ali

    This paper provides an overview of education for middle-management-level technicians at the Diploma Level in Mauritius. It describes the educational program provided by these three institutions: the Lycee Polytechnique Sir Guy Forget, Flacq; the Maharishi Dayanand Polytechnic; and the Institut Polytechnique de Rose Hill. It focuses on their…

  9. H10277: NOS Hydrographic Survey , Bristol Bay, Alaska, 1988-08-15 (United States)

    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...

  10. 78 FR 12255 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce (1971) Limited, Bristol Engine Division Turbojet Engines (United States)


    ... FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Green, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine... (center bearing hub), P/ Ns V900007 and V900994: 9,600 CSN; combustion chamber outer casing, P/Ns V950013... request. (g) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Robert Green,...

  11. H10276: NOS Hydrographic Survey , Bristol Bay, Alaska, 1988-08-14 (United States)

    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...

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

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    Bristol, Piret, 1961-


    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

  13. Viga võib tekitada liigse süükoorma / Piret Bristol

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    Bristol, Piret, 1961-


    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

  14. Canada's first three-stage rocket - The Bristol Aerospace Black Brant X (United States)

    Sevier, H. G.


    The Canada, Sweden, and U.S. NASA program to develop a three-stage atmospheric sounding rocket capable of indefinite holds at T-90 sec while awaiting the desired geophysical events to unfold is described. The Black Brant X rocket employs a shortened BBVC motor for the second stage, a Terrier motor for the first stage, and a drag ring for second and third stage separation. Aerodynamics studies comprised calculation of the aeroelastic static margin, trajectory analysis, and a NASA-Goddard dynamics analysis, while further investigations covered the payload support systems and trajectory control. The first two payloads weighed 217 kg, comprising both scientific equipment and vehicle performance monitoring packages. Payload dispersion on the proving flight of the Black Brant X was 40 km, within scientific tolerances, and the impact point was within 9 km of the targeted area.


    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...

  16. 2006 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Topographic Lidar: Bristol and Plymouth Counties, Massachusetts (United States)

    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...

  17. Open doors: Library cross-sector co-operation in Bristol, UK


    Chelin, J.


    Purpose\\ud \\ud – This paper outlines the aims, activities and outcomes of a project to pilot a reciprocal borrowing scheme between public and academic libraries using existing cards, i.e. public library cards in the academic library and university ID cards in the public libraries. \\ud \\ud Design/methodology/approach\\ud \\ud – This is a case study providing practical information about the establishment and promotion of the service, and recounting the feedback from surveys of participants, prosp...

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

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    Sibanda Mavellas


    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.

  19. Efficacy of Polytechnic students’ Interpersonal Communication Skills

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    Zaharatul Akmar Ahmad Zainuddin


    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.

  20. Entrepreneurship Education Programs in Malaysian Polytechnics (United States)

    Othman, Norasmah; Nasrudin, Norfadhilah


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

  1. Exploring the challenges faced by polytechnic students (United States)

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


    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.

  2. Case study: impact of technology investment on lead discovery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, 1998-2006. (United States)

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


    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.

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

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    Miles, Adrian


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

  4. 76 FR 33310 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of 70 New Drug Applications and 97... (United States)


    ... (formoterol Pharmaceuticals fumarate) Corp. Inhalation Powder. NDA 021850 Zegerid (omeprazole/ Santarus, Inc., 3721 sodium bicarbonate/ Valley Center Dr., magnesium suite 400, San hydroxide). Diego, CA 92130....

  5. 76 FR 79701 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of 70 New Drug Applications and 97... (United States)


    ... 70 New Drug Applications and 97 Abbreviated New Drug Applications; Correction AGENCY: Food and Drug... withdrawal of approval of 70 new drug applications (NDAs) and 97 abbreviated new drug applications...

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

    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...

  7. Pühendunud koostöö nõuab teadlikku tööd / Piret Bristol

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    Bristol, Piret, 1961-


    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

  8. Proceedings, Nonlinear Water Waves Workshop Held at the University of Bristol on October 22-25, 1991 (United States)


    doctoral studies at Dalhousie University and was obtained through a personal communication. The financial support for this project was provided in part is determined from (7.2) for (,) o = cosTo = 0, A = i11_1....A= L[- (7.4) 2 9-2 +q The maximum growth rate on the locus (7.4) is, for small (p, q

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

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

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

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    Bremmer, Jan N.


    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

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

    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...

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

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    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.

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

    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...

  14. BOOK REVIEW - Sarah Spencer, The migration debate The Policy Press, University of Bristol, 2011, 278 pages, ISBN 978 1 847422859

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    Romana Emilia CRAMARENCO


    Full Text Available The migration issue is a debatable one not only from a theoretical point of view but from the policy options as well. The progress in explaining various aspects of international migration such as migration strategy, from individual to family strategy, the way of entering the new country, from “chain” to “network migration” and trans-nationality etc. has not always been followed by the most appropriate policy options. Because of political interest, policy makers are more sensitive to the public opinion perception on migration than to the scientific opinions concerning the balance between advantages and disadvantages of migrants’ presence.

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


    Nana Yaw Asabere; Mawuli Kwasi Ahegbebu


    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) ...

  16. Bridge Building for the Future of the Finnish Polytechnics (United States)

    Kettunen, Juha


    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…

  17. Labour Market Effects of the Polytechnic Education Reform: The Finnish Experience (United States)

    Bockerman, Petri; Hamalainen, Ulla; Uusitalo, Roope


    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…


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    Edem M. Azila-Gbettor


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

  19. What Is AV Doing in a Humanities Degree? (United States)

    Thorn, Richard L.


    Describes the Communication module of the B.A. (Honors) Humanities modular degree at Bristol Polytechnic which involves non-Art and Design students in practical audiovisual media work as they undertake "live" projects for clients in the community, e.g., teachers, social workers, or charities. Five references are appended. (Author/LLS)

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

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    Sibanda Mavellas


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

  1. Qualitative evaluation of polytechnic school principal’s educational performance

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    Milanés, Robertoi


    Full Text Available This article describes the shortcomings identified in the educational performance of the polytechnics schools principals, which transcend the process of quality assessment. Its purpose is aimed at providing a system of quality assessment supported by a contextual model for the management process of the polytechnics schools Principals. The novelty of the proposal lies on the logical integrative character of the system of quality of principal’s performance, taking into account the role of Technological and Professional Education and the potential and needs of those principals.

  2. Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Agreement 1971-74. (United States)

    New York Polytechnic Inst., NY.

    This document contains the agreement between the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (PIB) and the American Association of University Professors, PIB Chapter, covering the period from September 1, 1971 through May 31, 1974. Covered in the articles of the agreement are sections on appointments, promotions, tenure, teaching load, compensation, leaves…

  3. The Polytechnic Breakthrough in Denmark 1780-1930

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    Wagner, Michael


    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...

  4. Managing Chinese Catalogingat The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library

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

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

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

  6. All Prime Contract Awards by State or Country, Place, and Contractor, FY 88. Part 16. (Bristol, Rhode Island-Woodbury, Tennessee) (United States)


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

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    Bristol, Piret, 1968-


    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..."

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

    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...

  9. 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 (United States)

    Shenker, Orly R.


    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.

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


    tumbling flight. Photographs of the engine before and after flight, and of the test range are shown in Fig. 9, While not completely successful, these are...Dimensional Supersonic Wing at Mach 2.5 and 3.0," NASA Memo 1-11-59E, March 1959. 46. Dorach, R.E., Allen, H., Jr., and Dryer , H., "Investigation of

  11. Identifying indicators through modified Delphi technique in polytechnics system (United States)

    Nashir, Irdayanti Mat; Mustapha, Ramlee; Yusoff, Abdullah


    This study aims to examine how the panel has been selected as experts in assessing indicators of innovative instructional leadership (IIL) administrator in polytechnics based on 222 items were obtained through previous studies. A total of eleven people were selected as the expert panels in a study where expert selection criteria based on their background in the leadership. Experts were interviewed separately. Interviews were carried out for a half hour in their offices. The data obtained were analyzed using Atlas Ti. Overall findings indicate experts agree that a total of 188 items and 14 indicators should be maintained in this innovative instructional leadership instruments and next by using Modified Delphi Technique. The instrument will then be analyzed to obtain findings on the perception of lecturers on every administrator innovative instructional leadership in their respective polytechnics.

  12. Translation teaching in Macao’s polytechnic education

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    Maria de Lurdes Nogueira Escaleira


    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

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

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    Bakah, M.A.B.; Voogt, J.M.; Pieters, J.M.


    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

  14. Leadership Style Head of Polytechnic Department and Regard with to Work Culture (United States)

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


    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…

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

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    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.

  16. Development of Polytechnic Knowledge and Abilities in the Course of Studying Physics (United States)

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


    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…

  17. Updating polytechnic teachers' knowledge and skills through teacher design teams in Ghana

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    Bakah, M.A.B.; Voogt, J.M.; Pieters, J.M.


    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 interven

  18. Updating Polytechnic Teachers' Knowledge and Skills through Teacher Design Teams in Ghana (United States)

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


    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…

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

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    Helder Henriques


    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:

  20. Forming engineers' sociocultural competence: Engineering ethics at tomsk polytechnic university (United States)

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


    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.

  1. Language Needs of ICT Students in Malaysian Polytechnics

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    Shahiza Ahmad Zainuddin


    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.

  2. Assessment of polytechnic students' understanding of basic algebra (United States)

    Mokmin, Nur Azlina Mohamed; Masood, Mona


    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.

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

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    Celina Kathure Murithi


    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.

  4. Teaching History in the Polytechnical Schools of the German Democratic Republic. (United States)

    Diefendorf, Jeffry M.


    Examines and discusses the history manuals and textbooks used to teach history to children between the ages of 11 and 16 in the polytechnical schools of East Germany. Some general observations concerning East German educational practices are also included. (RM)

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

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    Kristina Devčić


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

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

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    Oguche Innocent Ojonugwa


    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

  7. Productivity changes in individual Malaysian polytechnics based on bootstrapping the Malmquist indices (United States)

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


    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.

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

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    Suhaily Abdullah


    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.


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    Yeboah Asuamah Samuel


    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.


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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.

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

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    Anne Leftwich


    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.

  12. The Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: Current Practices at Polytechnics in Bangladesh and Its Effects in Developing Students' Competences. (United States)

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


    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…

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

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    Pick, John


    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

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


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

  15. Building Workplace Learning with Polytechnics in Finland: Multiple Goals and Cooperation in Enhancing Connectivity (United States)

    Virolainen, M.; Stenström, M.-L.


    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…

  16. Comparative Study of University and Polytechnic Graduates in Finland: Implications of Higher Education on Earnings (United States)

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


    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…

  17. Assessment of Students' Satisfaction of Service Quality in Takoradi Polytechnic: The Students' Perspective (United States)

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


    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…

  18. Human Resource Development through Vocational Education in the United Arab Emirates: The Case of Dubai Polytechnic. (United States)

    Wilkins, Stephen


    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…

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

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    J. K. Adeyemi


    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.

  20. The Academic Mobility of Engineering Students: The Experience at Tomsk Polytechnical University (United States)

    Eremina, Sof'ia L.


    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…

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


    Sipon, Ahamad B.


    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.

  2. Preserving Plurilingualism: A Case Study of Emerging Language Policy in a Small Polytechnic Institute in Portugal (United States)

    Arau Ribeiro, María del Carmen


    Some policy is first created then implemented. Other policy has a way of making itself known through the back door. This article describes the implementation of a slowly emerging language policy at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal, starting before the Bologna Process led to curricular reform and a restructured social balance in higher…

  3. Long-Term Effects of Financial Reductions in Higher Education: The Polytechnics in England and Wales. (United States)

    Fowler, G. T.


    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)

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

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

  5. Teachers' experiences of English-language-taught degree programs within health care sector of Finnish polytechnics. (United States)

    Pitkajarvi, Marianne; Eriksson, Elina; Kekki, Pertti


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

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

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

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

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

  8. Bristol最新神经心理量表中文版的效度评价%Validity of the new psychometric test battery used in the bristol memory disorders clinic- revised Chinese

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    刘峘; 田金洲


    目的检测中文版(BMDC-NPTB-CR)的效度.方法对182名老年人进行测试,以MMSE为效标分析该量表的平行效度;并比较不同认知水平老年人的测试成绩.结果 BMDC-NPTB-CR与MMSE类同项目测验成绩相关系数r为0.17~0.72(P<0.05~P<0.001).认知正常、可疑痴呆及痴呆患者的量表得分差异有显著性(P<0.05~P<0.001).结论 BMDC-NPTB-CR是效度较好的标准化成套量表,BMDC-NPTB-CR有良好的效标效度,和区分效度适合我国临床和科研工作应用.

  9. 《Bristol最新神经心理量表》中文版的信度评价%Reliability of the New Psychometric Test Battery used in the Bristol Memory Disorders ClinicRevised Chinese

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  10. 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 (United States)

    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 research and professional approach to independent work in Cuban polytechnic school

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    Navarro, Zita Elaine


    Full Text Available The potentials and shortcomings of independent work in the teachers of polytechnic school training process are an indication of the need of devising a methodology based on a research and professional approach linked to professional performance. The integrative character of academic and non-academic tasks in the process is examined from its planning stage from the perspective of a diversity of professional performance contexts. The findings were appraised by means of expertise valuation and by means of a controlled experiment. Palabras clave: Trabajo independiente, enfoque profesional, enseñanza técnica y profesional.

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

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

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    Robert Akor


    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

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

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    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.

  15. An Empirical Study on Alleviating Career English Writing Anxiety through Cooperative Learning in a Chinese Polytechnic Institute (United States)

    Jiang, Dongmei


    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…

  16. Measurement and Development of Humanware and Technoware Competencies in Order to Meet Pintle Chain Product Requirements in Bandung Manufacture Polytechnic (United States)

    Akbar, Jodi; Akbar, Muhammad; Irianto, Dradjad


    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.

  17. An Analysis of Female Lecturers' Participation in Civil Engineering Research and Development Activities at One Polytechnic in Zimbabwe (United States)

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


    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…

  18. Impact of Electronic Resources and Usage in Academic Libraries in Ghana: Evidence from Koforidua Polytechnic & All Nations University College, Ghana (United States)

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


    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…

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

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    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.

  20. Communication campaign for the selecting of a technical undergraduate degree at the Salesian Polytechnic University

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    Adriana Priscila Vallejo


    Full Text Available This paper aims to make available to the scientific community, a communication campaign designed based on the factors involved in choosing a technical undergraduate degree at the Salesian Polytechnic University in Cuenca. Given the momentum that currently provided by the Ecuadorean government to technical and technological country institutes, must take measures to encourage the academic preparation of students opting not only for technical training but by engineering which ensures professionals that guarantee the rights stipulated in the Constitution of Ecuador and help boost the economy with innovation, research and entrepreneurship. The research is qualitative. It is based on focus groups and semi-structured interviews; its conceptual basis is defined by marketing approaches and public relations services; which means that the above factors constitute the main element for the development of a creative communicational approach to provide a more valuable study fields of the institution. 

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

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    Armando J. Pires


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

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

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    Jeya Amantha Kumar


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

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    M. Stepanova


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

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

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    @@ 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.


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    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.

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

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    Ramlee Mustapha


    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.

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

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    Dr. Jose Ariel R. Ibarrientos


    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.

  8. Dedicated Laboratory Setup for CO2 TEA Laser Propulsion Experiments at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)

    Salvador, Israel I.; Kenoyer, David; Myrabo, Leik N.; Notaro, Samuel


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

  9. Enhancement of Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico's plasma machine cooling system

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    Leal-Escalante, D; Colmenares, F; Gonzalez-Lizardo, A; Leal-Quiros, E [Plasma Engineering Laboratory, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR 00918 (Puerto Rico)


    The Mirror and Cusp Plasma Machine at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is a unique research and development machine to create plasma. Due to the high current, high magnetic field confinement and large chamber capacity, this machine is the only plasma machine in the Caribbean to reach high plasma temperatures and densities. Certainly these parameters are achieved by a high dc power supply that produces high currents in order to create a fine magnetic field; these currents range from 300 to 800 A, and the heat dissipation created by this process limits the use of the machine. Originally the machine had a water cooling line to circulate water at room temperature, but this line was not cool enough to efficiently remove heat from the system for large periods of time. Also, the high vacuum diffusion pumps used are water-cooled. The present study was developed to design a more efficient cooling system for the Plasma Laboratory using a water-cooled chiller; the main goals are to operate at lower temperatures but at stable currents I> 600 A, and to recycle the water. Now the machine can operate for longer periods of time and on a daily basis, resulting in more efficient experiments and investigations.

  10. The Impression and Enlightenment of NanYang Polytechnic%NYP印象及启示

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    Founded in 1992, Na Yang Polytechnic(NYP), is a college famous for science and technology. It is one of the five state-owned polytechnic colleges built by Singapore. Since it has been built, it has high reputation not only for its beautiful campus and perfect teaching equipment, but also for its cooperation between School and Enterprise, innovation & research, teaching staff, system design, market investment, development decision-making, and teaching research & resources base, which has valuable reference for the reform of Chinese higher vocational education.%新加坡南阳理工学院(NYP)成立于1992年。是以理工科为主的高等学府,也是新加坡政府五所国立理工学院之一。学校不仅以优美的校园环境、完善的教育教学设施被世人所称道。而且在校企合作、创新研发、师资建设、制度设计、市场调研、发展决策、教学研究和教学资源库建设等方面的很多做法也受到教育界的高度评价。对我国高职院校的改革和发展有重要的启发和借鉴意义。

  11. 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 (United States)

    Carolino, Luis Miguel


    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…

  12. Nuclear engineering in the National Polytechnic Institute; Ingenieria nuclear en el Instituto Politecnico Nacional

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    Del Valle G, E. [IPN, Unidad Profesional Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Anexo del Edif. 9, 1er. piso, Av. Instituto Politecnico Nacional s/n, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, Mexico 07738 D. F. (Mexico)


    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

  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


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

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

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    Evawany Aritonang


    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. 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. (United States)

    Lutz, Francis C.; And Others

    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…

  16. The Effects of Integrating Mobile and CAD Technology in Teaching Design Process for Malaysian Polytechnic Architecture Student in Producing Creative Product (United States)

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


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

  17. The Use of Books and Libraries by Part-Time Business Studies Students at a Polytechnic: A Follow-up Study. (United States)

    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…

  18. The Management Integrated Systems under the perspective of their protagonists: A case study at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

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    J. Mourato


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to show the importance of management instruments and quality management systems in organizational contexts, especially when the organization actors are involved, directly and permanently, in the discussion and construction of the mechanisms and procedures inherent to the implementation of the adopted system. The present case study regards a higher education institution, the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre. The adopted methodology was the application of a questionnaire to the collaborators within the institution (teachers and staff, with auditing formation in quality management systems. The results confirm the hypothesis that auditing formation attendance a more receptive and participatory attitude towards adoption and implementation of a professional culture, converging with the organizational objectives in the quality management processes.

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

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


    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…

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    Cox, Geoff


    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)...

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

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    Leschke, Janine


    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....

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

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    Quinn, J


    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).

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

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    Miro Francic


    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?

  4. 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 (United States)

    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...

  5. Temperature profiles from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) casts from NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN in the Bering Sea and Bristol Channel in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project from 1975-11-02 to 1975-11-06 (NCEI Accession 7501182) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — XBT data were collected from NOAA Ship MILLER FREEMAN in support of the Integrated Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS) project. Data were collected by the Pacific...

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

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    Caroline T. SUMANDE


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

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

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


    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).

  8. 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. (United States)

    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…

  9. 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. (United States)

    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…

  10. 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。

  11. "Among the Qualifications of a Good Wife, a Knowledge of Cookery Certainly Is Not the Least Desirable" (Quintin Hogg): Women and the Curriculum at the Polytechnic at Regent Street, 1888-1913. (United States)

    Stevenson, Julie


    Aims of this study include establishing the level of female participation at the Polytechnic at Regent Street, indicating the subjects they studied, and detailing evidence related to the social status of female students. Discusses the extent of gender bias in the curriculum and investigates female choices about educational paths. (DSK)

  12. An Assessment of Different Educational Background of Students Performance in Engineering Mathematics and on the Class of Award Obtained at the Higher National Diploma (HND) Level at Cape Coast Polytechnic, Ghana (United States)

    Asirifi, Michael Kwabena; Mensah, Kweku Abeeku; Amoako, Joseph


    The purpose of this research article is to find out an assessment of different educational background of students performance in engineering mathematics and on the class of award obtained at the Higher National Diploma (HND) level at Cape Coast Polytechnic. A descriptive survey was conducted on students of the Electricals/Electronics Department…

  13. 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


    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.

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

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


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

  15. 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: [Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Departamento de Ingenieria Nuclear, C/Jose Gutierrez Abascal No. 2, 28006 Madrid (Spain)


    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)

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

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. Project Notes (United States)

    School Science Review, 1978


    Presents sixteen project notes developed by pupils of Chipping Norton School and Bristol Grammar School, in the United Kingdom. These Projects include eight biology A-level projects and eight Chemistry A-level projects. (HM)

  19. 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 (United States)

    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...

  20. AFSC/RACE/MACE: Results of 2014 Pollock Acoustic-Trawl Survey Bering Sea- DY1407 (United States)

    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...

  1. Atomic & Molecular Interactions

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

  2. 50 CFR 92.11 - Regional management areas. (United States)


    ... Archipelago; (3) Bristol Bay; (4) Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta; (5) Bering Strait/Norton Sound; (6) Northwest Arctic... agreements with at least 1 partner organization in each of the 12 regions. The partner...

  3. "A More Excellent Way": Developing Coalitions and Consensus through Informal Networking. (United States)

    Gilchrist, Alison


    The Bristol (England) Festival against Racism illustrates the value of personal contacts and informal networking in developing community coalitions. The project resulted in a 12-step model for conflict resolution. (SK)

  4. AFSC/RACE/MACE: Results of 2012 Pollock Acoustic-Trawl Survey Bering Sea- DY1207 (United States)

    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...

  5. Developmental Coordination Disorder in School-Age Children



    The prevalence of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in children, at 7 years of age, in a large UK birth cohort was determined using DSM-IV criteria, in a study at the University of Bristol, UK; and Utrecht University, Netherlands.


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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.

  7. Maailma majandusse suurkontsernide kaudu / Tiina Hakman

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    Hakman, Tiina


    Maailma suurfirmade esindused Eestis: Ericsson, ABB, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Neste, Shell. Ilmunud ka: Molodjozh Estonii, 6. aug. 1996, lk. 3; Russkaja Gazeta, 27. aug. 1996, lk. 3

  8. Cities lead on climate change (United States)

    Pancost, Richard D.


    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.

  9. Libraries in Connecticut: MedlinePlus (United States)

    ... Library → Libraries in Connecticut URL of this page: Libraries in Connecticut ... 977 Bristol, CT 06011-0977 860-585-3239 Derby Griffin Hospital Community Health ...

  10. Quantum Complexity: restrictions on algorithms and architectures

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    Shepherd, Daniel James


    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.

  11. Calibration of aerial surveys and determination of streamlife for coho salmon (O. kitsuch) spawning in the Gechiak River (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Report of species distributions of voles and shrews identified by trap lines near Upinnivgik. Presented at Bristol Bay Coho Salmon workshop, February , 1986.

  12. Targeting the kidney and glucose excretion with dapagliflozin: preclinical and clinical evidence for SGLT2 inhibition as a new option for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus


    Whaley JM; Tirmenstein M; Reilly TP; Poucher SM; Saye J; Parikh S.; List JF


    Jean M Whaley,1 Mark Tirmenstein,2 Timothy P Reilly,2 Simon M Poucher,3 JoAnne Saye,4 Shamik Parikh,5 James F List61Bristol-Myers Squibb, Metabolic Disease Discovery Biology, Research and Development, Princeton, NJ, USA; 2Bristol-Myers Squibb, Drug Safety Evaluation, Research and Development, New Brunswick and Princeton, NJ, USA; 3AstraZeneca, Cardiovascular and Gastrointestinal Innovative Medicines Science Unit, Alderley Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK; 4AstraZeneca, Global Safety Assessmen...

  13. Brexit: BVA Council agrees key principles for the profession. (United States)


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

  14. Bone phenotypes in response to gonadotropin misexpression: the role for gonadotropins in postmenopausal osteoporosis


    Mansell, Jason


    Jason P MansellDepartment of Oral and Dental Sciences, Division of Oral Medicine, University of Bristol Dental School, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LY, UKAbstract: Scant attention has been paid to the potential role of gonadotropins in bone tissue homeostasis. The focus on estrogen and estrogen replacement therapy for osteoporosis as far back as the 1940’s may account for the paucity of gonadotropin studies in bone biology. It is conceivable that prevailing dogma may have sub...

  15. Running Features and Implications of Overseas Practice Traing Base of Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore--A Case Study of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic%新加坡南洋理工学院海外研习基地项目运行特色及启示--以广州番禺职业技术学院为例

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    In 2009, Nanyang Polytechnic in Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic set up a “student studying overseas bases”, Nanyang Polytechnic annually send a certain number of students and teachers to study base for study and exchange programs. Study base running, the two schools to develop its own specialty, business knowledge, special courses, cultural experiences and joint cooperation five study projects, and through close integration within and outside, out of school closely, in close connection with the three curricular and extra-curricular “close connection”to organize the implementation of the base as a platform to make learning the full range of international exchange and cooperation platform for multicultural foreign“Output”vocational educational outcomes and characteristics of the platform, international cooperation platform for collaborative education. Vocational education international communication and cooperation for China having reference.%2009年,新加坡南洋理工学院在广州番禺职业技术学院设立了“学生海外研习基地”,南洋理工学院每年派遣一定数量的师生到研习基地进行项目研习与交流。研习基地运行中,两校合作开发自带专业、企业认知、特色课程、文化体验和对接合作五类研习项目,并通过境内境外紧密结合、校内校外紧密结合、课内课外紧密结合三个“紧密结合”进行组织实施,使研习基地成为全方位国际交流与合作的平台、多元文化的交流平台、对外“输出”职业教育成果和特色的平台、国际合作协同育人的平台。对我国高职教育国际化交流与合作具有可借鉴意义。

  16. 职院学生宿舍管理系统的设计与实现%Design and Implementation of Dormitory Management System of Polytechnic

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    According to the students' dormitory management status of Luoding Polytechnic, designs and re- alizes one suitable students' dormitory management system. Now the students" dormitory man- agement system has been put into use and run well. Practice proves that the use of the system can greatly improve the students' dormitory management efficiency of the school and convenient to the students' dormitory management work. But the function and security of the system remains to be further improved and enhanced.%结合罗定职业技术学院学生宿舍管理现状.设计并开发一款适合该校学生的宿舍管理系统。目前该系统已投入使用,运行状况良好。实践证明,该系统的使用,能大大提高学校对学生宿舍管理工作的效率。方便学校的学生宿舍管理工作。但系统的某些功能以及安全性方面还有待进一步的提高和完善。

  17. 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


    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.

  18. 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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    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.

  19. 二语习得理论视角下高职英语个性化教学%Individualized English teaching of a polytechnic college in the perspective of second language acquisition theory

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    This paper expounds the active role that the language input hypothesis(LIH) and the affective filter hypothesis(AFH) of second language acquisition(SLA) play in the individualized English teaching in a polytechnic college.It aims to improve the teaching quality.%本文阐述了第二语言习得理论的"语言输入假设"和"情感过滤假设"在高职英语个性化教学中的积极作用和影响,旨在优化高职英语教学质量。

  20. 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:


    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.

  1. 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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    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.

  2. 职业院校品牌经营现状调查研究--基于高考学生和家长对某职院品牌开展状况的评价%A Survey on Brand Operation of Polytechnic Colleges---Appraisal of Implementation of Wuhan Polytechnic Brand Construction by High-school Graduates and Parents

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    张远灯; 王春艳


    为了更好地促进职业技术学院品牌的提升,课题研究运用较成熟的UIS理论和顾客满意理论,通过实地访谈等方法来探讨职业技术学院品牌建设问题。基于对高中学生和学生家长等几个重要公众的调查和分析,发现品牌发展过程中存在的需要关注的问题,为后继的品牌形象塑造和建设提供依据,以达到全面提升学校品牌形象的目标。%Based on UIS theory and Customer Satisfaction theory, this paper sets out to examine the brand con-struction of polytechnic colleges. The in-depth interviews with higher school graduates and parents are conducted. Sev-eral existing problems are found in the brand development, which are expected to provide reference for future brand building and operation, and to enhance the brand image of college.

  3. The Application of Constructivism Theory in English Newspaper Teaching in Polytechnic%建构主义教学理论在高职英文报刊教学中的应用

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    It's hard to cultivate students' creative thinking ability by adopting the traditional English newspaper teaching mode. The status quo of English newspaper teaching in Hu'nan Com-munication Polytechnic is analyzed and the curriculum objective is reset. English newspaper teaching in polytechnic should be guided by constructivism which emphasizes students-center, creating healthy learning environment and encouraging the use of various information resources. Thus, the meaning of knowledge can be better constructed and the teaching effect can be opti-mized.%传统英文报刊教学模式难以培养学生的创新思维能力。分析了我院目前英文报刊教学现状并重新进行课程定位之后,笔者认为高职英文报刊教学应在建构主义教学理论的指导下,强调以学生为中心,为学生营造良好的学习环境,鼓励学生利用多种信息资源,从而更好地实现对所学知识意义的建构,优化高职英文报刊课的教学效果。

  4. 新加坡职业教育的特色——以义安理工学院为例%The Distinguishing Features of Singapore Vocational Education——Taking the Ngee Ann Polytechnics as an example

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    新加坡经济之所以能快速发展,其人才立国的政策是功不可没的,本文以义安理工学院为例,分析了新加坡的教育体系、义安理工学院的教学模式、课程建设及考核评价等方面。分析新加坡发展职业教育的经验,可为推动我国职业教育发展提供借鉴。%The quick development of the economy of Singapore should be owing to the education foremost policy. Take the Singapore Ngee Ann Polytechnics as an example, this study analyzes the Singaporean education system and teaching model, discipline program, course construction and evaluation means of Ngee Ann Polytechnics. The successful experiences in vocational education of Singapore can be helpful to the development of Chinese vocational education.

  5. 新加坡南洋理工学院长效运行机制与启发%Long-term Operation Mechanism and Enlightenment of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic

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    Through the on-the-spot investigation and study of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic, this paper expounds the good operation mechanism to ensure the continuous work of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) "teaching factory" from the four aspects of dual-track teaching organization mechanism, the mechanism of sharing knowledge base, unbounded cooperation mechanism and ISO9001 quality guarantee mechanism to provide certain reference for the long-term effective operation of higher vocational college "teaching factory" after its construction.%通过前往新加坡南洋理工学院实地考察学习,从双轨教学组织机制、知识库共享机制、无界化合作机制、ISO9001质量保障机制四个方面系统阐述了保障新加坡南洋理工学院(NYP)“教学工厂”常年良好持续开展工作的运行机制。为高职院校“教学工厂”建设之后能够长期有效运行提供一定的参考。

  6. A concepção de politecnia em Moçambique: contradições de um discurso socialista (1983-1992 The idea of polytechnicalism in Mozambique: contradictions of a socialist discourse (1983-1992

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    Full Text Available O trabalho analisa a fundamentação do conceito de politecnia na educação moçambicana, de acordo com o projeto político proposto pela Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo, que preconizava a instauração de uma sociedade socialista nesse país. Definida nos documentos oficiais como tradução do princípio pedagógico de ligação entre a teoria e a prática, entre a escola e o trabalho, a politecnia deveria permear todo o processo de formação escolar e visava propiciar aos alunos bases para compreender a realidade, assimilar o conhecimento científico e transformar a natureza e a sociedade. Metodologicamente, foi realizada uma pesquisa teórica, revisando a bibliografia sobre o surgimento do conceito de politecnia, o entendimento deste em Marx, Lênin e no movimento operário russo. Também foram consultados documentos oficiais, artigos, livros e resultados de pesquisas sobre a educação socialista moçambicana que focassem o propósito da pesquisa. Empiricamente, realizaram-se entrevistas com intelectuais que estiveram envolvidos com a educação moçambicana no período recortado (1983-1992, na cidade de Maputo, entre janeiro e março de 2005. Da análise de dados e do conteúdo das entrevistas, conclui-se, primeiro, que existe uma diferença na fundamentação da concepção de educação politécnica na proposta pedagógica de Moçambique em relação às propostas sejam de Marx e Lênin. Segundo, que o entendimento do conceito de politecnia em Moçambique foi limitado e que o discurso socialista que acompanhou a educação moçambicana foi contraditório.The work analyzes the grounding of the concept of polytechnicalism in Mozambican education, according to the political project proposed by the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO, which defended the establishment of a socialist nation in that country. Defined in the official documents as a translation of the pedagogical principle of the connection between theory and

  7. Synthesis, characterization, and efficacy of antimicrobial chlorhexidine hexametaphosphate nanoparticles for applications in biomedical materials and consumer products

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    Full Text Available Michele E Barbour,1 Sarah E Maddocks,2 Natalie J Wood,1,3 Andrew M Collins3 1Oral Nanoscience, School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; 2Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK; 3Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Abstract: Chlorhexidine (CHX is an antimicrobial agent that is efficacious against gram-negative and -positive bacteria and yeasts. Its mechanism of action is based on cell membrane disruption and, as such, it does not promote the development of bacterial resistance, which is associated with the widespread use of antibiotics. In this manuscript, we report the development of novel antimicrobial nanoparticles (NPs based on a hexametaphosphate salt of CHX. These are synthesized by instantaneous reaction between equimolar aqueous solutions of CHX digluconate and sodium hexametaphosphate, under room temperature and pressure. The reaction results in a stable colloid composed of highly negatively charged NPs (−50 mV, of size 20-160 nm. The NPs adhere rapidly to specimens of glass, titanium, and an elastomeric wound dressing, in a dose-dependent manner. The functionalized materials exhibit a gradual leaching of soluble CHX over a period of at least 50 days. The NP colloid is efficacious against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in both planktonic and biofilm conditions. These NPs may find application in a range of biomedical and consumer materials. Keywords: MRSA, biomaterials, chlorhexidine, drug delivery, slow release

  8. Enlightenment and Reflections on the Concept of Teaching Factory by Nan-yang Polytechnic of Singapore%新加坡南洋理工学院"教学工厂"理念的启发与思考

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    The conception of teaching factory is an advanced teaching mode of vocational and technical education. The concept of it has been put forward by Lin Jingdong ,president of Nanyang Polytechnic of Singa-pore. It aims to develop students'teamwork spirit and capabilities of creativity and problem solution. With four stages of development:simulation,copying,fusion and systematic integration,Nanyang Polytechnic suc-ceeds in establishing teaching factory—a comprehensive college-centered teaching mode based on the cur-rent teaching system,a trinity of the college,training centers and enterprises. In consequence ,the teaching facilities and equipments,staff,courses and modes cater for the demands of the enterprises. What can be learned from Nanyang Polytechnic is the successful practice in the cooperation between the college and enter-prise,teaching staff training and employment of the enterprise specialists as teachers. It is important for voca-tional colleges in China to promote vocational education development by admitting more specialists with rich working experience to the teaching staff or as part-time teachers.%"教学工厂"作为一种先进的职业教育理念,较好地解决了长期困扰学校教学的动手实践能力、创业创新能力和团队精神培养问题,促进了学校课程教学与企业岗位需求的有效对接,提升了学校的研发能力和社会服务能力.通过对新加坡南洋理工学院的实地考察与学习,南洋理工学院加强校企合作、重视师资培训、吸引企业专才到学校授课等宝贵经验,可以学习借鉴并运用到我国高等职业教育中,使得职业教育更好地适应市场的需求.

  9. School-running Orientation and Training Mode of Polytechnic Institutes in Britain%英国多科技术学院的办学定位与人才培养

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    To meet the requirements of the rapid development of economics and technolo- gy in the world, Britain founded 34 polytechnic institutes in the traditional education system after World War II, opening an epoch of "binary system" in higher education, which promoted the process of higher education massification effectively. However, the polytechnic institutes failed to hold their advantages of school-running, instead, they pursued their academic goals blindly and the ensuing "academic drift" appeared. Though the polytechnic institutes lasted only more than 20 years, the school-running orientation of locality and practicality and the application-oriented personnel training practice offer the following revelation for higher education development in China. The local colleges ought to have clear school-running loca- tion, strengthen the general education courses, and cultivate the application-oriented person- nel according to the local needs.%英国二战后为适应世界经济和科技发展的需要创建了34所多科技术学院,开启了高等教育“二元制”时代,有力地推进了英国高等教育大众化进程。但是,多科技术学院没有固守自己的办学优势,而是一味追求学术化,出现了“学术漂移”现象。多科技术学院虽只存在了20多年的时间,但其地方性、应用性的办学定位和应用型人才培养实践,对我国高等教育发展具有启示意义,地方本科院校要明确自身办学定位,加强通识课程教学,紧密结合地方需求培养应用型人才。

  10. 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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    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。

  11. 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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    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.

  12. 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


    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.

  13. Magnetic Resonance of Defects in Heteroepitaxial Semiconductor Structures (United States)


    Resistivity of Low-Temperature MBE GaAs," in: Semi-Insulating II/V Materials 1990, Eds. A.G. Milnes and C.J. Miner ( Adam Hilger, Bristol 1990), p. 111. 6...Resistivity of Low-Temperature MBE GaAs," in: Semi-Insulating III/V Materials 1990, Eds. A.G. Milnes and C.J. Miner ( Adam Hilger, Bristol 1990), p...and Temperature on the Structure of Low-Temperature GaAs, Z Liliental- Weber, A. Claverie, P. Werner, W. Schaff , and E. R. Weber, in: Defects in

  14. Are adults with bipolar disorder active? Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior using accelerometry


    Janney, Carol A; Fagiolini, Andrea; Swartz, Holly A.; Jakicic, John M.; Holleman, Robert G.; Richardson, Caroline R


    Carol A Janney has received research support from Actigraph, Inc for this study. Andrea Fagiolini is/has been a consultant and/or speaker and/or has received grants from: Angelini, Astra Zeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Lundbeck, Novartis, Otsuka, Roche and Sigma Tau. Holly A. Swartz has received honoraria from Servier, Astra Zeneca, SciMed, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, and Sanofi. She has received royalties from UpToDate. John M. Ja...

  15. 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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    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。

  16. 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

  17. 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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    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.

  18. On the Enlightenment of "Teaching Factory"Models in Nanyang Polytechnic%南洋理工学院“教学工厂”模式与启示

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    Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore assimilates Germany's binary education concept and develops "teaching factory" models. On the basis of the summary of the worthwhile experiences of "teaching factory" models and the practical teaching of higher vocational colleges in China;the article suggests that China's vocational education draw on "teaching factory" concept and improve work-study combination level through teachers training, practical bases construction, curriculum system reform and college-enterprise cooperation, etc.%新加坡南洋理工学院吸收德国“二元制”教育理念,创立“教学工厂”模式。在总结“教学工厂”教学模式有益经验的基础上,结合中国高职院校的教学实际,提出中国高职教育可从师资队伍培训、实训基地建设、课程体系改革、校企合作等方面借鉴“教学工厂”理念,提高工学结合水平。

  19. Thinking on the Teaching Philosophy and Teaching Model of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic%南洋理工学院教学理念和教学模式的思考

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    Teaching innovation is a key factor to improve teaching quality .Teaching innovation ,teaching factory ,double-track system ,and borderless is important teaching idea and model of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic .These ideas provided us with experience .We should adopt the teaching innovation based on local conditions to improve teaching quality of higher vocational education by the reform of teaching system and course system .%教学创新是提高教学质量的重要途径。南洋理工学院的“教学工厂”、“双轨制”、“无界化”的教学理念和教学模式给我们进行教学创新提供了可借鉴的经验。在我们的教学工作中,应立足于本地区的经济发展条件和本校的实际,创造性地利用以上思想进行教学创新,把这些思想有效地应用到教学体系和课程体系改革中,提升高职教育的教学质量。

  20. 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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    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.

  1. The Influence of Autonomous Learning on Polytechnic College English Classroom Teaching%高职英语自主学习以及对课堂教学效果的影响

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    Ever since the raise of the concept of "Autonomous Learning" in the 1950s,there have been a lot of discussions about it,as well as large researches on it.In China's foreign language teaching,autonomous learning has become a pursuit and an aim for new times English classroom teaching.This essay is going to explore the fostering of autonomous learning awareness will enhance the effect of polytechnic college English classroom teaching,integrating the writer's experience of teaching Hotel Management majors.%自主学习观念自二十世纪五﹑六十年代提出以来,已成为教育改革的主要目标之一。为顺应这一要求,结合高职院校的特点、以语言自主学习中心为平台改革教学,不仅培养学生的英语自主学习能力,还能有效促进英语课堂教学。

  2. 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


    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.

  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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    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. 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.

  5. 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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    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.

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

    Campbell, Richard


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

  7. Teaching against the Grain: Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork Effectively Delivers a Successful Undergraduate Unit in Sustainable Development (United States)

    Hoare, Anthony; Cornell, Sarah; Bertram, Christopher; Gallagher, Karen; Heslop, Sally; Lieven, Nicholas; MacLeod, Christine; Morgan, John; Pickering, Andrew; Wells, Suzi; Willmore, Christine


    A team-taught interdisciplinary undergraduate unit in Sustainable Development has been developed and run over the past two years at the University of Bristol. This has been a unique initiative for this university to take. As in most other research-intensive higher education institutions, teaching generally follows rather traditional disciplinary…

  8. 75 FR 45160 - Ingersoll-Rand/Harrow Products, Inc., Formerly Known as Locknetics Including On-Site Leased... (United States)


    ... Employment and Training Administration Ingersoll-Rand/Harrow Products, Inc., Formerly Known as Locknetics..., applicable to workers of Ingersoll-Rand, formerly known as Locknetics, Security Technologies Division... employed at the Bristol, Connecticut location of Ingersoll-Rand/Harrow Products, Inc., formerly known...

  9. Why Do Secondary School Chemistry Teachers Engage in Long-Term Outreach Partnership with a University? (United States)

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


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

  10. 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


    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

  11. Kodukandi vaimu ilmutamas / Mihkel Kaevats

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    Kaevats, Mihkel, 1983-


    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. Supercomputers to transform Science

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    "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)

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

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    Aharonov, Yakir


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

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

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    Grant, S


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

  15. 75 FR 63441 - Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); November 3-9, 2010, Pacific Council Meeting (United States)


    ... 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....

  16. Microstructurally Engineered Armor System for Enhanced Survivability through Optimum Energy and Momentum Dissipation (United States)


    Bristol, UK 42. Elkhodary, K., L. Sun, D.L. Irving , D.W. Brenner, G. Ravichandran, and M.A. Zikry, Integrated Experimental, Atomistic, and...International Metals Reference Book., ed. W.F. Gale and T.C. Totemeier. Vol. 1. 2004, Oxford [ England ] ; Burlington, MA: Elsevier Butterworth

  17. We Are All Adult Educators Now: The Implications of Adult Learning Theory for the Continuing Professional Development of Educational Leaders and Managers (United States)

    Hall, Valerie


    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…

  18. [Raamat] / Elisa Loopealne

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    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

  19. 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).

  20. Web 2.0 in Dutch Higher Education

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    Westera, Wim


    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.

  1. 76 FR 50420 - Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations (United States)


    ...- Town of Easton, (11- November 15, 2010, Mr. David Colton, Town of November 2, 2010 250053 1181). 01... Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212. Massachusetts: Bristol (FEMA Docket No. B- Town of Easton, (11- November 1, 2010, Mr. David Colton, Town of October 26, 2010 250053 1181). 01-0022P). November 8,...

  2. 76 FR 20551 - Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations (United States)


    .... Selectmen, Swansea Town Hall Annex, 68 Stevens Road, Swansea, MA 02777. Bristol Town of Easton (11-01- Nov. 1, 2010, Nov. Mr. David Colton, Town of October 26, 2010 250053 0022P). 8, 2010, The Easton..., Nov. Mr. David Colton, Town of November 2, 2010 250053 0021P). 22, 2010, The Easton...

  3. Behavior Correlates of Rorschach Response in School Age Children. (United States)

    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…

  4. 77 FR 35652 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality... (United States)


    ...-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...

  5. 7 CFR 1005.51 - Class I differential, adjustments to Class I prices, and Class I price. (United States)


    ... (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Milk), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MILK IN THE APPALACHIAN MARKETING AREA Order Regulating Handling Class Prices § 1005.51 Class I... VA BEDFORD CITY 51515 0.40 VA BRISTOL CITY 51520 0.40 VA BUENA VISTA CITY 51530 0.10 VA CLIFTON...

  6. Gordon Conference on Microbial Adhesion (United States)


    Sweden Al fa-Laval, Sweden Eli Lilly Monsanto Barnes-Hind Labs Bristol -Myers Pfizer Gillette Following the conference, many positive comments were...clays and metals: R. Mitchell, discussion leader -’S- F. Dazzo, Attachment of Rhizobium trifolii to 9:00-9:45 a.m. white clover root hairs. E. Bayer

  7. Tony Blair%布莱尔访谈

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    @@ At A RECENT town hall meeting in Bristol, England,Prime Minister Tony Blair was fielding tough questions about his support of the U. S. position on Iraq. Like many Europeans, some people in Britain are convinced that war is unwarranted1.

  8. Words the Most Like Things: Iconicity and the Rhetorical Text. (United States)

    Leff, Michael; Sachs, Andrew


    Argues that meaning in a rhetorical work results from an interaction between discursive form and representational content linguists call "iconicity." Illustrates this approach through close analysis of passages selected from Edmund Burke's "Speech to the Electors of Bristol." Considers applications in broader contexts. (KEH)

  9. The Letelier-Gal'tsov spacetime revisited


    Clement, G.; Gal'tsov, D. V.; Letelier, P. S.


    Contrary to a recent claim by Anderson ["The Mathematical Theory of Cosmic Strings", I.O.P. Publishing, Bristol 2003], we show that the Letelier-Gal'tsov metric does represent a system of crossed straight infinite cosmic strings moving with arbitrary constant velocities.

  10. 78 FR 34550 - Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbojet Engines (United States)


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

  11. Testing out the Big bang theory

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    Rumford, Alex


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

  12. 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]. (United States)


    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.

  13. 77 FR 841 - Taking and Importing Marine Mammals: Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy Operations of... (United States)


    ... areas of the world's oceans (with the exception of Arctic and Antarctic waters and certain geographic...). The Arctic Ocean, the Bering Sea (including Bristol Bay and Norton Sound), portions of the Norwegian... as sea water temperature, salinity, and depth) in the proposed action area. This information...

  14. Paclitaxel and doxorubicin in metastatic breast cancer

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    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...

  15. 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


    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

  16. Time Past: Impacts of ICT on the Pedagogic Discourse in the Interactive Project (United States)

    Ingram, Neil R.


    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…

  17. An Analysis of the Changes in Ability and Knowledge of Students Taking A-Level Physics and Mathematics over a 35 Year Period (United States)

    Barham, Peter J.


    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…

  18. A Method of Developing and Introducing Case-Based Learning to a Preclinical Veterinary Curriculum (United States)

    Crowther, Emma; Baillie, Sarah


    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. Socialization and Ethnic Identity Development. (United States)

    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. Physicist challenges prevailing view of math

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    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)

  1. 75 FR 42455 - Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of 27 New Drug Applications and 58... (United States)


    .... and 500 mg ANDA 18-551 Potassium Iodide Oral Solution USP, 1 Roxane Laboratories, Inc., 1809 Wilson Rd... (penicillin V potassium for Apothecon, c/o Bristol-Myers Squibb, P.O. Box Oral Solution USP), 125 mg/5 mL...

  2. Eight Ways to Build Community with Social Media (United States)

    Cameron, Sally Chapman


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

  3. 76 FR 33367 - Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2011 Allotments for the Workforce... (United States)


    ... Bristol Bay Native Association.. 477 $48,294.00 $43,164.00 ($5,130) -10.60% AK Central Council of Tlingit... Bay Native Association.. 477 $111,316.00 $111,093.00 ($223.00) -0.2% AK Central Council of Tlingit...

  4. Evaluation of Usage of Virtual Microscopy for the Study of Histology in the Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Undergraduate Programs of a UK University (United States)

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


    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…

  5. Developmental Coordination Disorder in School-Age Children

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    Full Text Available The prevalence of developmental coordination disorder (DCD in children, at 7 years of age, in a large UK birth cohort was determined using DSM-IV criteria, in a study at the University of Bristol, UK; and Utrecht University, Netherlands.

  6. Trends in underlying causes of death in people with HIV from 1999 to 2011 (D:A:D)

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    Smith, Colette J; Ryom, Lene; Weber, Rainer;


    BACKGROUND: With the advent of effective antiretroviral treatment, the life expectancy for people with HIV is now approaching that seen in the general population. Consequently, the relative importance of other traditionally non-AIDS-related morbidities has increased. We investigated trends over t...... Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare, Merck, Pfizer, F Hoffmann-La Roche, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals....

  7. Analysis of Formation Mechanism around Tourism Scientific Community--Taking Hong Kong Polytechnic University for Example%旅游学术共同体的形成机理分析--以香港理工大学为例

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    李经龙; 詹染; 王亚茹; 徐玉梅


    School of hotel and tourism management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University founded in 1979. And its tourism research develops rapidly in recent 20 years, from nameless to No.1 famous tourism scientiifc community. Therefore it is worth pondering the deep reason of its formation and development. The results show that the impetus of tourism market, the cohesion of the academic leader, the interactive force of academic exchange, the endogenous force of tourism scholars, the internationalization of tourism research, the integration of tourism research, the integration of theory and practice and the equalization of livelihood and work are the important factor for the formation of tourism scientiifc community. According to the research, the article also puts forward some constructive suggestions for the formation and development of China's tourism scientiifc community, hoping to provide decision-making reference for the development of China's tourism academic community.%香港理工大学酒店与旅游管理学院成立于1979年,近二十多年来其旅游研究发展非常迅速,从名不见经传的教学组织一跃成为排名世界第一的著名旅游学术共同体,其形成和发展的深层原因值得思考。文章以香港理工大学为例,深入剖析了该旅游学术共同体的形成机理。研究表明:旅游市场的推动力、学术领袖的凝聚力、学术交流的互动力、旅游学者的内生力、旅游研究的国际化、旅游研究的协同化、理论实践的一体化和生活工作的均衡化等8个方面是香港理工大学旅游学术共同体形成的主要原因。根据研究的启示,文章还对我国旅游学术共同体的形成和发展提出了建设性意见,以期为我国旅游学术共同体的建设提供决策参考。

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

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

  9. Arte politécnico = Polytechnic art

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    María Eugenia Blázquez Rodríguez


    Full Text Available El diseño industrial desde la segunda mitad del siglo XX empieza a entenderse también como catalizador cultural, capaz de actuar como una forma de crítica cultural y social. Este papel se pone de manifiesto igualmente en una parte del arte contemporáneo. Sus caminos a menudo se cruzan, no sólo en este aspecto relativo a la funcionalidad social sino en otras cuestiones relativas a la manera de analizar la relación de los objetos con el espacio, es decir con nuestro entorno. El título hace mención a unas obras de arte basadas en las cualidades formales y simbólicas de los objetos provenientes de la tecnología y el diseño industrial, para ser llevadas al campo de la estética y de la percepción.  Abstract The industrial design from the second half of the 20th century starts being understood also as cultural ca-talyst, capable of acting as a form of cultural and social critique. This role is manifest equally for a part of the contemporary art. Their ways often cross, not only in this aspect relative to the social functionality but in other relative questions like analyzing the relation of the objects with the space, that is to say with our environment. The title make refernce to a few works of art based on the formal and symbolic qualities of the objects from the technology and the industrial design, to be taken to the field of the aesthetics and of the perception.

  10. 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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    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.

  11. 新形势下高职院校学生党员发展工作研究--以湖南交通职业技术学院为例%Research on the Development of Student Party Members in Higher Vocational Colleges under the New Situation:Taking Hunan Communication Polytechnic for Example

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    文章以湖南交通职业技术学院学生党员发展工作为切入点,通过实际分析,罗列出当前高职院校学生党员发展工作中存在的主要问题,并提出了相应的对策。%This paper takes the development of student Party members in Hunan Communication Polytechnic as the breakthrough point, through the actual analysis, it lists the main problems existing in the current development work of student Party members in current higher vocational colleges and puts forward the corresponding countermeasures.

  12. Empowering Ghanaian Polytechnic Students through Entrepreneurship and Competency Based Education: A Case Study of Takoradi Polytechnic (United States)

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


    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…

  13. Nocturia Think Tank: focus on nocturnal polyuria: ICI-RS 2011. (United States)

    Weiss, Jeffrey P; Bosch, J L H Ruud; Drake, Marcus; Dmochowski, Roger R; Hashim, Hashim; Hijaz, Adonis; Johnson, Theodore M; Juul, Kristian Vinter; Nørgaard, Jens Peter; Norton, Peggy; Robinson, Dudley; Tikkinen, Kari A O; Van Kerrebroeck, Philip E V; Wein, Alan J


    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 June 13-15, 2011 in Bristol, UK. The report is organized into sections pertaining to the main topics of discussions having occurred at that meeting, centering on the relationship of nocturnal polyuria (NP) and nocturia but also synthesizing more current evidence advancing our knowledge of the diagnosis and management of nocturia. This article is not meant to be a comprehensive review on the subject of nocturia, a number of which are available in the recent literature. All authors were physically present during, or in a preliminary session just prior to, the meeting in Bristol.

  14. [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

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

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

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

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


    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

  18. Update on pulmonary arterial hypertension in children: management strategies and clinical utility of sildenafil

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    Full Text Available Andrew Wardle, Robert TullohBristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UKAbstract: Pulmonary hypertension is an area of growing interest in cardiology, respiratory, and rheumatic diseases due to the increased treatment that is now available to ameliorate the disease process and the improved survival with such medication. The most common cause of pulmonary hypertension is secondary to congenital heart disease and the availability of a medication that is widely used and familiar in clinical practice enables pediatricians to manage this condition. However, there is much to be learned regarding the indications for this medication, for example, in chronic lung disease, and perioperatively in congenital heart disease. It is not yet clear when the therapy should commence, when the disease is mild or when it has progressed. This article summarizes the current state of knowledge of disease therapy concentrating on the use of sildenafil in the pediatric population.Keywords: pulmonary hypertension, pediatric, sildenafil

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

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    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

  20. Faculty Development for a New Curriculum: Implementing a Strategy for Veterinary Teachers within the Wider University Context. (United States)

    Warman, Sheena; Pritchard, Jane; Baillie, Sarah


    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.

  1. 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


    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.

  2. The Practice of Omni - directionally Improving the Quality of Graduation Deign (Thesis) in Tianjin Polytechnic University%天津工业大学全方位提高毕业设计(论文)质量的实践

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    武宝林; 王文涛


    毕业设计(论文)工作是本科教学过程中的重要实践环节,本文结合当前形势和自身特点,从规范管理和建立长效机制的角度介绍了天津工业大学多年来为保证和持续提高毕业设计(论文)质量采取的一些举措。这些措施贯穿于毕业设计(论文)工作的全过程,并取得了一些成效。%The graduation design (thesis) is an important practical link in the undergraduate teaching process. The paper combines the current situation and its own characteristic, introduces some measures used to guarantee and constantly improve the quality of graduation design ( thesis ) in Tianjin Polytechnic University for many years, from angels of standardizing management and constructing long - term mechanism. Those meas- ures run throughout the whole process of graduation design (thesis) , and attain some effects.

  3. 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


    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。

  4. 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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    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.

  5. 高职商务英语专业毕业生就业情况调查与分析--以福建信息职业技术学院为例%Survey and Analysis of Higher Vocational Business Eng-lish Graduates' Employment Status:A Case Study on Fu-jian Polytechnic of Information Technology

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    随着经济全球化进程的不断加深,中国与其他国家之间的贸易活动日益频繁,市场对应用型商务英语人才的需求不断增加。本文通过调查福建信息职业技术学院商务英语专业近两届毕业生的就业情况和用人单位对毕业生的知识及技能要求,为商务英语专业学生就业和学校在人才培养、专业技能以及课程设置上提供一定的参考和借鉴。%Along with the deepening of economic globalization and the frequent trade between China and other countries, the social demand for the application-oriented talents of Business English is increasing accordingly. This thesis aims at offering some useful reference to the Business English students in apply-ing for a job and the schools in personnel and professional skills training as well as curriculum setting by carrying on an investiga-tion to the employment status of the Business English graduates of Fujian Polytechnic of Information Technology in recent two years and the employers' requirements on knowledge and skills of the graduates.

  6. 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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    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.

  7. 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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    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.

  8. 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


    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.

  9. 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


    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.

  10. Construction of Higher Vocation Customs Clearance and International Freight Transportation Specialties:Based on Experience of Nanyang Polytechnic%借鉴南洋理工学院经验促进高职报关与国际货运专业建设

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    介绍了新加坡南洋理工学院的课程设置、“双轨制”的课程体系、教学安排、项目教学模式、“教学工厂”和师资队伍建设的先进理念和做法,并以此为借鉴,就促进我国高职报关与国际货运专业建设提出了相关建议.%In this paper,we introduced the curricular setting of Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic,its duo-track course system,teaching arrangement,project-based teaching approach and other advanced teaching ideologies and methodologies concerning the "teaching factory" and teaching resource system construction and then drawing from its successful experience,proposed some suggestions on promoting the development of the higher vocational customs clearance and international freight transportation specialty in China.

  11. 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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    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。

  12. Countermeasures to Enhance the Talents’ Quality of Higher Vocational Business Japanese Majors--A Case of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic%高职商务日语专业人才培养质量提升对策研究--以广州番禺职业技术学院为例

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    陈要勤; 陈华胜


    以广州番禺职业技术学院商务日语专业的人才培养为个案,首先对历届毕业生以及用人单位做人才培养质量反馈的问卷调查,掌握顾客对专业人才培养质量的需求及期望值,并采用SWOT 工具分析专业人才培养的优势、劣势、机遇和威胁,最后结合质量管理的 PDCA 循环提出人才培养质量提升的对策。%Taking Business Japanese majors of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic as a case, this paper has conducted a questionnaire on the feedbacks from quality of graduates and their employers so as to get the customers’ needs and expectations of talents qualifications. SWOT tool has been applied to analyze the advantages, disadvantages, opportunities and threats of talents’ training of Business Japanese majors. Finally countermeasures to enhance the talents’ training quality are proposed under the PDCA cycle theory of quality management.

  13. How senior nurses can make change happen. (United States)

    Evans, Clare; Wyre, Lynne


    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.

  14. Railcar unloading at Chinese coal export terminals

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    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.

  15. London house prices are power-law distributed

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    MacKay, Niall


    In this pilot study we explore the house price distributions for London, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham and Leeds. We find Pareto (power law) behaviour in their upper tails, which is clearly distinct from lognormal behaviour in the cases of London and Manchester. We propose an index of Housing Wealth Inequality based on the Pareto exponent and analogous to the Gini coefficient, and comment on its possible uses.

  16. Design and Testing of a Morphing Wing for an Experimental UAV (United States)


    line through the use of conformal flaps [6]. Variable cant angle winglets [7] and variable span wing [8] research has also been made. RTO-MP-AVT...loads in the chord expansion mechanism and the wing spars. For that purpose a new composite material was built. It was made of licra fibre inserted...A.Gatto and M.I. Friswell, “The Application of Variable Cant Angle Winglets for Morphing Aircraft Control”, University of Bristol, AIAA2006-3660, 2006

  17. Constructing a coherent STEM strategy with schools


    Hooper, A. P.; Reynolds, D. M.; Lavelle, M.


    Most universities run STEM enrichment activities with local schools. At UWE we have run activities with respect to mathematics (Maths Challenge, Maths Event Day, FUNMaths Roadshows), Engineering (Engineering activity day, Bloodhound), Science (Science Awareness Day, Hands on Science Day, Bristol Festival of Nature). In contrast, the University of Plymouth as well as subject specific events, run a STEM activity incorporating all three STEM subject (Science, Engineering and Mathematics). This a...

  18. Contributors



    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,...

  19. 'Would you eat an alien?' (United States)


    A novel way of exploring comparative cognition, animal welfare ethics and human-animal relations formed the basis of this year's Wooldridge Memorial Lecture, held during the BVA Congress at the London Vet Show last month. Christine Nicol, of the University of Bristol, shared her experiences of making the BBC Radio 4 series 'Would you eat an alien?' and gave an insight into the ethical dilemmas that formed the basis of the programme. Laura Honey reports.

  20. Hormonal Resistance and Metastasis: ER-coregulator-Src Targeted Therapy (United States)


    1. Dimple Chakravarty, Sujit Nair, Binoj Chandrasekhar Nair, Long Wang , Abhik Bandyopadhyay, Joseph K. Agyin, Frank Lee, Lu- Zhe Sun, I-Tien Yeh...Poster Board Number: 11 Author Block: Dimple Chakravarty, Sujit Nair, Binoj Chandrasekhar Nair, Long Wang , Abhik Bandyopadhyay, Joseph K. Agyin, Frank...Lee, Lu- Zhe Sun, I-Tien Yeh, Rajeshwar Rao Tekmal, Ratna K. Vadlamudi. UT Health Science Ctr., San Antonio, TX, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical

  1. Initiatives to Improve Feedback Culture in the Final Year of a Veterinary Program



    Despite the recognized importance of feedback in education, student satisfaction with the feedback process in medical and veterinary programs is often disappointing. We undertook various initiatives to try to improve the feedback culture in the final clinical year of the veterinary program at the University of Bristol, focusing on formative verbal feedback. The initiatives included E-mailed guidelines to staff and students, a faculty development workshop, and a reflective portfolio task for s...

  2. Field Evaluation of Australian Ration Packs. Revision of Combat Ration Ten Man, (United States)


    Ex Tasman Link; marine fish were readily caught and rocks were encrusted with edible molluscs . The occasional fresh coconut was also available, washed...LONDON SE1 9NO United Kingdom 2 MALAYSIA Director Librarian Defence Research Centre ARC Meat Research Institute Ministry of Defence Langford Rifle Range...Road BRISTOL BS1S 7DY KUALA LUMPUR United Kingdom I Malaysia 3 27 OVERSEAS ESTABLISHMENTS Contd No. OF REPORTS NEW ZEALAND Assistant Chief Defence

  3. G minus TWO plus EMILIO

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    Farley, Francis J M


    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.

  4. 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


    Kate Kelly


    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...

  5. 50 CFR Table 8 to Part 680 - Initial QS and PQS Pool for Each Crab QS Fishery (United States)


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

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Hinrikus, Rutt, 1946-


    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

  7. Epidemiology of human Sapporo-like caliciviruses in the South West of England: molecular characterisation of a genetically distinct isolate. (United States)

    Robinson, Samantha; Clarke, Ian N; Vipond, I Barry; Caul, E Owen; Lambden, Paul R


    Human enteric caliciviruses have been assigned to two distinct genera: the Norwalk-like viruses (NLVs) and the Sapporo-like viruses (SLVs). During a 3-year surveillance of gastroenteritis in the South West of England during November 1997-2000, a total of 27 clinical samples containing SLVs were collected. PCR amplicons covering a region of the RNA polymerase gene were obtained from 18 of the SLV samples. Sequence analysis of the PCR products indicated that the SLV isolates could be assigned to one of the two major genetic groups represented by Sapporo and London/92 caliciviruses. One of these isolates belonging to the London/92 group (Bristol/98) was subjected to a complete genome sequence analysis. The full genomic sequence of the Bristol/98 isolate was determined from RNA extracted from a single stool sample and consists of 7490 nucleotides, excluding the poly(A) tail. The genome is organised into two open reading frames (ORFs), similar to that of Manchester SLV although the small ORF overlapping the region encoding the capsid protein observed in Manchester SLV is absent in Bristol/98 SLV. The polyprotein (ORF1) of Bristol/98 SLV consists of 2,280 amino acids and, as observed in all SLVs, the structural protein is encoded in frame and contiguous with the 3' terminus of the ORF1. Phylogenetic studies based on complete capsid sequences and genome arrangements within the SLVs indicate that the human enteric viruses within the "Sapporo-like" virus clade should be divided into two distinct genetic groups analogous to the assignment of the Norwalk-like viruses.

  8. Inductive modelling of an entrepreneurial system


    Yearworth, M


    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...

  9. FDA批准阿立哌唑的新适应证

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    百时美施贵宝公司(Bristol-Myers Squibb)和Otsuka制药公司目前联合宣布FDA已批准其阿立哌唑(aripiprazole)用于治疗包括双极情感障碍相关的躁狂发作和混合发作在内的急性躁狂抑郁症。

  10. An observational study to evaluate three pilot programmes of retesting chlamydia-positive individuals within 6 months in the South West of England



    OBJECTIVES: To evaluate 3 pilot chlamydia retesting programmes in South West England which were initiated prior to the release of new National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) guidelines recommending retesting in 2014.METHODS: Individuals testing positive between August 2012 and July 2013 in Bristol (n=346), Cornwall (n=252) and Dorset (n=180) programmes were eligible for inclusion in the retesting pilots. The primary outcomes were retest within 6 months (yes/no) and repeat diagnosis at r...

  11. Key issues for establishing a robotics laboratory in the pharmaceutical industry


    Conder, Steve


    The Analytical Research and Development Department of Bristol-Myers Squibb has a laboratory dedicated to robotic analysis of solid dose forms. It consists of eight individuals responsible for nine robotic systems. The laboratory is dedicated to the support of Phase III stability studies that require dissolution, potency, content. uniformity and Karl Fischer moisture assays. The group performs about 15000 assays a year for approximately six long-term stability programs. The key issues for succ...

  12. Plain cigarette packs do not exert Pavlovian to instrumental transfer of control over tobacco-seeking


    Hogarth, Lee; Maynard, Olivia M; Marcus R Munafò


    Aims To gain insight into the potential impact of plain tobacco packaging policy, two experiments were undertaken to test whether ‘prototype’ plain compared with branded UK cigarette pack stimuli would differentially elicit instrumental tobacco-seeking in a nominal Pavlovian to instrumental transfer (PIT) procedure. Design, Setting and Participants Two experiments were undertaken at the University of Bristol UK, with a convenience sample of adult smokers (experiment 1, n = 23, experiment 2, n...

  13. Treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Infected Wounds with Clinical Wound Care Strategies: A Quantitative Study Using an In Vivo Rabbit Ear Model (United States)


    Microbiology Branch, U.S. Army Dental and Trauma Research Detach- ment, Institute of Surgical Research. Received for publication April 22, 2011...polysaccharide matrix, biofilm is the predominant state of bacteria23 found throughout the body (e.g., gastrointestinal tract, dental enamel) and in association...and approximately 0.1 cc of Silvadene Cream 1% (Monarch Pharmaceuticals, Bristol, Tenn.) was applied topically to any wounds in a treatment group

  14. 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%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

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    强金国; 胡蓉


    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。

  15. A Tentative Study on the Practice Teaching Model of Applied Talents in Environmental Engineering——Taking Anhui Polytechnic University as an Example%环境工程专业应用型人才培养实践教学改革探讨——以安徽工程大学为例

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    宋珍霞; 徐建平; 蔡昌凤; 徐大勇; 唐海


    本文结合安徽工程大学环境工程本科专业实践教学环节的办学实践,从建立理论联系实际的授课体系、改革实践教学体系、强化专业认知实习和生产实习的教学、加强课程设计和毕业设计(论文)与实际工程的结合以及建立教师开放性实验室等方面,对高素质应用型环境工程专业人才的实践教学改革进行探讨,旨在加强学生应用和创新能力的培养,提高学生的就业竞争力。%Based on the reality of practice teaching link of environmental engineering specialty in Anhui Polytechnic University,some proposals about how to cultivate the high-quality and applied talents who major in environmental engineering were put forward,such as innovating the teaching model of theoretical courses,reforming the system of practice teaching,strengthening the professional production practice,combining course design and graduation project with practical engineering,and establishing the open laboratory.At the same time,the authors point out that all these contingency factors are aimed at reinforcing the students' practical skill and innovative competency as well as enhancing the students' employment competence.

  16. Classification of College Students' Activities and Characteristics in the New Era--Take Northeastern Polytechnical University as an example%新时期高校学生活动分类及特点探索--以西北工业大学为例

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    寇家庆; 闫珍妮; 林时尧


    作为校园文化重要载体的学生活动,是学校校风和精神的集中反映。由于当前活动组织者对校园活动缺乏分类意识,导致对于活动数目和参与人数的盲目追求,使学生活动的质量和效果受到影响。本文通过对学生活动的分类,以西北工业大学学生活动开展为例,分析了不同类别活动的特点,并提出了不同的计划、组织方式和工作方法建议,为更好的完成校园文化建设工作提供一定参考。%As an important carrier of the campus culture of student activities, school ethos and spirit epitomized. Given the current lack of activity on the campus organizers classification consciousness, leading to the number of activities and the number of participants in the blind pursuit of the quality and effectiveness of student activities affected. Based on the classi-fication of student activities, Northwest Polytechnical University student activities, for example, analyze the characteristics of different types of activities, and proposed a different plan, organization and working methods suggested for better job offers to complete construction of campus culture.

  17. 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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    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。

  18. Construction and Operation of an Integrated Training Base for Information Accounting at Higher Vocational College---a Case Study of Guangdong Communication Polytechnic%高职信息化会计综合实训基地建设与运行--以广东交通职业技术学院为例

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    刘祝兰; 丁金平


    信息化时代的发展对现代会计人才需求素质越来越高,建设高职会计信息化综合实训基地是提升师资和学生创新技能的重要保障。笔者以所在高职学院为例,经历会计专业校内实训场地和软硬件设施装备条件不足到现代信息化会计综合实训基地建成并运行,提出基地有完善的软硬件设施现代装备,有丰富内涵文化和完善的管理制度,才能保障基地实现多层次多模块多角度多用途等产学融合、教学科研一体应有功能。%With the increasingly higher requirement formodernaccountant at the information age, the integrated infor-mation accountingtraining base will be an important guarantee for improving both teachers' and students' advanced skills at higher vocational colleges. This paper, taking the author's polytechnic as a case study, introduces the develop-ing of an integrated information accountingtraining base, proposes that a base with abundant culture connotation and full management regulations can achieve multi-functions, including manufacturing, training compromise, teaching and research, etc.

  19. How to Evaluate Higher Vocational College Teachers’ Job Performance Throughout the Employment Period-TakingShenzhen Polytechnic as an Example%高职院校教师聘期考核办法优化思考--以深圳职业技术学院为例

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    谷茂; 李卓梅; 颜菲


    聘期考核是按聘期和岗位职责对教师工作进行绩效考核的方式。本文通过阐述深圳职业技术学院首次聘期考核的主要做法和试行成效,分析高职院校进入内涵发展期制定聘期考核办法及在试行中出现的包括对教学、科研刚性要求;科研工作量化标准“一刀切”等问题,提出强化教学质量评价、扶植科学研究、弹性调节教学与科研工作量、创造人性化考核环境等优化对策。%Job performance evaluation throughout the employment period is the way to evaluate a teacher’s performance according to the job responsibility required by his position. This article expounds both the main characteristics and the effective methods of the evaluation system carried out in the first employment period of Shenzhen Polytechnic. It also analyzes problems such as compulsory requirements for both teaching and scientific researching, and the“only one standard” to quantify scientific research. Finally, this article puts forward strategies like emphasizing teaching-quality evaluation, encouraging scientific research, and adjusting teaching and researching flexibly, in the hope of creating a humanized evaluation system.

  20. The Learning Effect of Higher Vocational Colleges' Students Enrolled from Secondary Vocational Schools:with Applied Electron-Technical Program in Shunde Polytechnic as an Example%高职院校“三二分段”中职生源学习效果分析--以顺德职业技术学院应用电子专业为例

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    牛俊英; 肖冰; 肖文平


    The program of "3-year secondary plus 2-year higher vocational education" is practiced for many years in China. This paper takes Electron-Technical Program in Shunde Polytechnic as an example and analyzes the learning ef-fect of students in this"3+2"program, and finds that those students in"3+2"program perform as well as other students in theoretical learning, even with advantages in practical learning, when comparing the students' academic record and their learning behavior. The results suggest that more attentions should be paid to the physical and mental development of the"3+2"program students, and give us some insights in improving the curriculum, teaching contents and teaching methods.%“三二分段”模式的中高职衔接的学生培养已开展多年,以顺德职业技术学院应用电子专业为例,通过与普通招生班的成绩、学情对比分析,发现中职生源理论学习上并不比普高生源差,而且动手能力上具有优势。这为专业课程体系的调整、教学内容和教学方式方法的改革提供了方向和依据,也提示了专业教育教学工作中更应关注中职生源的身心协调发展。

  1. 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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    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.

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

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

  3. 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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    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.


  4. 新加坡理工学院数学课程设置及对我国高职的启示%On Mathematics Curriculum Provision of Singapore Polytechnic and Its Enlightenments to China’s Higher Vocational Education

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    刘姣; 马文杰; 王启龙


    目前我国高职院校数学课程中主要存在着专业针对性不强、难以满足不同水平学生发展的需要、难以实现数学与信息技术的有效整合等问题。基于此来分析新加坡理工学院的数学课程,发现其具有以下几个特点:依据专业需要选择数学知识模块;依据学生不同层次的数学水平设置不同层次的模块;教学中基于实际问题的解决整合信息技术。借鉴这些经验,我国高职数学课程的设置应进一步考虑不同专业、不同层次学生的数学水平及发展的多元化需要,打破学科课程体系的壁垒,为不同专业学生设计数学课程模块,并将信息技术有机整合进数学课程。%At present in mathematics course of higher vocational colleges in China, some problems exist, such as not strong professional pertinence, difficulty to meet the needs of different levels of students’development, difficulty to realize effective integration of math and information technology, etc. Based on this, it is found that through the analysis of mathematics course of Singapore Polytechnic, it has the following characteristics: need to choose mathematics knowledge module on the basis of professional needs; set different levels of module according to students’different levels of mathematics; integrate information technology in teaching based on practical problems solving. Drawing these lessons, mathematics curriculum provision of China’s higher vocational education should further consider mathematical level and diversified development needs of different specialties and different levels of students, break the barriers between subject curriculum systems, design mathematics curriculum modules for students majoring in different specialties, and integrate information technology into mathematics curriculum organically.

  5. An Investigation on the Status of Citizen Quality of Sophomore in Vocational Colleges---In a Case of Taizhou Polytechnic College%高职二年级学生公民素质状况调查--以泰州职业技术学院为例

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    荣莉; 胡利胜


    This article takes the sophomore in Taizhou Polytechnic College as the main body ,carries out an investi-gation from 6 aspects such as independent personality ,democratic consciousness ,humanity ,human rights idea ,pub-lic rationality ,public responsibility and so on .The investigation finds that:Higher vocational students ’ citizen quality needs to be improved;The basic knowledge of higher vocational students in terms of civil quality and the choice of behavior pattern show a contradiction according to different specific events , which is mainly due to the cognition based on the experience .The article suggests that we should strengthen the subject status of higher vocational students,cultivate their independent personality ,distinguish moral education and civic education and change moral education to civic education ,improve the teaching quality of citizen education by the action -oriented design ,clear the role of vocational colleges ,and construct actively the democratic atmosphere of living .%以泰州职业技术学院大二151名学生为主体,采取抽样调查的方法,从独立人格、民主意识、人道情怀、人权理念、公共理性和公共责任等方面进行了调查。调查发现:高职学生的公民素质有待提高,公民素养方面的基本认知与行为模式的选择因具体事件的不同而表现出矛盾性,而基于经验的认知是造成上述矛盾的主要原因。建议强化高职学生的主体地位,培养独立人格;区分德育与公民教育,将德育向公民教育转轨;通过行动设计,提高公民教育的实效性;明确院方角色,积极营造民主生活环境。

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

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

  7. Teachers' Perceptions of Educational Technology Integration in an Indonesian Polytechnic (United States)

    Marwan, Ardi; Sweeney, Trudy


    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…

  8. Engineering Teaching Mode Exploration and Practice of Medical Cosmetological Techniques Major Courses---Taking Medical Cosmetological Techniques Major of Hubei Polytechnic Institute for example%医疗美容技术专业课程工程化教学模式的探索与实践--以湖北职业技术学院医疗美容技术专业为例

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    温中梅; 熊蕊


    Teaching problems in medical cosmetological techniques major of higher vocational colleges badly affected teaching effectiveness nowadays.Therefore, medical cosmetological technique major of Hubei Polytechnic Institute has explored engineering teaching mode, which is centered on practice and divides class teaching into four relevant parts, aiming at cultivating students'practical ability.Explorative and innovative development instruction, having been put into practice in teaching, proves to be effective and promotes students'ability of adjusting to career and environment change.%针对目前高职医疗美容技术专业课程教学中存在的一些问题,湖北职业技术学院医疗美容技术专业探索实践了工程化教学模式。该模式以实践为中心,将课堂教学组织为四个关联递进的部分,逐步培养学生的实践能力,并在实践教学中进行探索性和创新性的拓展指导,以提升学生适应行业及环境变化的能力,取得了较好的教学效果。

  9. Dual-track system as Singaporean conception of educational industry——A case study of the teaching mode in Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)%新加坡"教学工厂"理念下的"双轨系统"教学模式——新加坡南洋理工学院教学模式分析与启示

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    "教学工厂"是新加坡南洋理工学院的办学特色,也是他们职业教育取得成功的关键,"双轨系统"教学模式则是"教学工厂"理念的具体体现.借鉴其经验,在我们的职教实践中应创新课堂教学模式,加大师资培训力度,细化专业方向,改革课程设计的模式、内容与方法.%Teaching in Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) is characterized by educational industry, which leads to the success in vocational education. The concept of educational industry is reflected by the dual-track teaching mode. Lessons may be drawn and innovated from NYP' s experiences in order to enhance the training of teachers ,and upgrade the model ,content and method of course projects.

  10. 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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    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.

  11. 高职院校城镇规划专业学科发展及其教学模式研究——以杭州科技职业技术学院为例进行探讨%The Research on Subject-specific Development and Educational Model of Urban Planning on Higher Vocational College: The Discussion Based on HangZhou Polytechnic

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    To take Hangzhou Polytechnic for instance. the subject-specific development and educational model of urban planning on higher vocational college in China were researched. Corresponding teaching reform program was proposed after that the localization of subject and taking the distinctive development way had been defined. Besides. the educational model which was suitable for the development of future urban planning major in higher vocational college was proposed based on teaching practices of author own.%该文以杭州科技职业技术学院为例对我国高等职业技术院校城镇规划专业的发展方向和教学模式进行了研究探讨,在明确专业定位、走特色化发展道路基础上提出了相应的教学改革方案,并通过自身教学实践提出了一套适宜未来高职院校城镇规划专业发展的教学模式.

  12. 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


    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。

  13. 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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    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.

  14. 2009智能人机系统与控制论国际学术会议

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    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。

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

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    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...

  16. Role of Activin A in Immune Response to Breast Cancer (United States)


    Invitrogen Corporation) supplemented with 2 mmol/L L-glutamine, 100 U/mL penicillin , 100 mg/mL strep- tomycin, 2.5 105 mol/L 2-mercapthoethanol, and 10...RPMI-1640 medium supplemented with 2 mmol/L L-glutamine, 100 U/mL penicillin , 100mg/mL streptomycin, 50mmol/L 2-mercapthoetha- nol, 10% FBS...currently ongoing to test radiotherapy in combina- ion with the FDA-approved anti-CTLA-4 antibody ipilimumab Yervoy®, Bristol Meyers-Squibb, New York, New

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

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

  18. Comparison of Fungizone, Amphotec, AmBisome, and Abelcet for Treatment of Systemic Murine Cryptococcosis


    Clemons, Karl V.; Stevens, David A.


    Three lipid-based formulations of amphotericin B have been approved for use in various countries. The aim of this study was to compare Amphotec (ABCD; Sequus), AmBisome (AmBi; Nexstar), Abelcet (ABLC; The Liposome Co.), and conventional deoxycholate amphotericin B (Fungizone; Bristol Meyers Squibb) for the treatment of experimental systemic cryptococcosis. A model was established in 10-week-old female CD-1 mice by intravenous (i.v.) injection of 6.25 × 105 viable Cryptococcus neoformans yeast...

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


    DIAZ, Jérémy


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

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

    Uckun, F M; Frankel, A


    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.

  1. Developing a learning culture: twelve tips for individuals, teams and organizations. (United States)

    Stinson, Lynn; Pearson, David; Lucas, Beverley


    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.

  2. Lack of Effect of 94 GHz Radio Frequency Radiation Exposure in an Animal Model of Skin Carcinogenesis (United States)


    popular press and in the biomedical literature (reviewed in ref. 1). It is now well-accepted that RFR per se cannot be mutagenic, as the energy is...Superior Electric Co., Bristol, CN). Field intensity of both lamps was calibrated with a radiometer (Molectron Detector, Portland, OR) located at the...cancer-prone mice to 2450-MHz microwaves . Radiat. Res., 150, 568–576. 9.Szmigielski,S., Szudzinski,A., Pietraszek,A., Bielec,M., Janiak,M. and Wrembel,J.K

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

    Shackley, Susan E.


    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.

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

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    Timothy G. Harrison


    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.

  5. Osa Topical Meeting Proceedings (4th) on Picosecond Electronics and Optoelectronics Held in Salt Lake City, Utah on 13-15 March 1991. Volume 9 (United States)


    244 T. B. Norris, W. Sha, W. J. Schaff , X. J. Song, Z. Liliental-Weber, and E. R Weber x Comparison of Oxygen Ion- and Proton-Implanted GaAs...of the pulse of Devices & Systems", ( Adam Hilger, Bristol, Fig. 5b, as presented in Fig. 6a, is only a lower England, 1990). limit to the true...University of Technology, 1990. 1980). 13. K. Y. Lau and A. Yariv, "High-frequency current 2. M. J. Adams , J. V. Collins, and I. D. Henning, modulation of

  6. Safety and tolerability of exenatide once weekly in patients with type 2 diabetes: an integrated analysis of 4,328 patients

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    Full Text Available Leigh MacConell,1 Kate Gurney,2 Jaret Malloy,1 Ming Zhou,3 Orville Kolterman4 1Clinical Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb, San Diego, CA, USA; 2Medical Writing, Bristol-Myers Squibb, San Diego, CA, USA; 3Biostatistics, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ, 4Safety, Bristol-Myers Squibb, San Diego, CA, USA Background: Exenatide once weekly (QW is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Safety and tolerability are key considerations in treatment selection. This analysis examines the safety and tolerability profile of exenatide QW, other approved GLP-1RAs (exenatide twice daily and liraglutide once daily, and a pooled population of commonly used non-GLP-1RA treatments. Methods: Intent-to-treat populations from eight randomized Phase III trials with 24-week and 30-week comparator-controlled periods were analyzed. Data were pooled for exenatide QW, exenatide twice daily, and non-GLP-1RA comparator groups; comparisons between exenatide QW and liraglutide were analyzed separately to better match study groups. The incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events with 95% confidence intervals and exposure-adjusted incidence were calculated. Duration and recurrence were analyzed for gastrointestinal adverse events and adverse events of special interest. Results: Incidences of serious adverse events did not differ between treatments. Discontinuations due to adverse events occurred numerically less frequently with exenatide QW than with other GLP-1RAs but numerically more frequently than with non-GLP-1RA comparators. The most frequent adverse events in the GLP-1RA groups were gastrointestinal and generally mild, with decreasing incidence over time. Gastrointestinal adverse event incidences appeared lower with exenatide QW versus other GLP-1RAs and greater than with non-GLP-1RA comparators. Injection site-related adverse events seemed highest with exenatide QW, but generally did not lead to withdrawal and abated

  7. Organization of the Topical Meeting on Optical Computing Held in Toulon, France on 29 August-2 September 1988 (United States)



  8. Changing the world is easy. Changing the Academy is hard: Systemic Action Research and the recreation of higher education

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    Husted, Mia; Tofteng, Ditte Maria Børglum; Brydon-Miller, Mary


    to principles of social justice and redefining systems of democratic practice. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of action research (2nd ed.) (pp. 199-210). London: SAGE Publications Brydon-Miller, M. (2009). Covenantal ethics and action research: Exploring a common foundation for social research...... change. Bristol, UK: Policy Press. Greenwood, D. (2007). Teaching/learning action research requires fundamental reforms in public higher education. Action Research, 5(3), 249-264. Friedman, V. (2011). Revisiting social space: Relational thinking about organizational change. Research and Organizational...

  9. Stiilne mööbel Eesti Rahva Muuseumis

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    18. dets.-st 1998 Eesti Rahva Muuseumis näitus "Stiilne mööbel" Idee autorid ja kuraatorid P. Õunapuu ja V. Reemann Eesti Rahva Muuseumist ning restauraatorid R. Suits, I. Tirrul, A. Tragel, üldkujundaja T. Tammelaan, valgustuse kujundaja R. Bristol. Suures saalis esitletakse Eesti Rahva Muuseumi ajaloolise kvaliteetmööbli paremikku, väikeses saalis valimikku eesti praeguste disainerite loomingust. 12. jaan. seminar "Väärtmööbli hoidmise ja restaureerimise probleeme". 21. jaan. J. Kuuskemaa loeng "Ajaloolised mööblistiilid ja Eesti", 28. jaan. K. Kodrese loeng "Stiilne mööbel"

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

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    Kronberg, Janika, 1963-


    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

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

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    Patrice Loïez


    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.

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

    Gater, Deborah; Macauley, Donald


    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).

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

    Macauley, Donald


    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).

  14. Nutritional Products from Space Research (United States)


    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.

  15. "Thin" property and controversial subject matter: Yanner v. Eaton and property rights in human tissue and embryos. (United States)

    Moses, Lyria Bennett; Gollan, Nicola


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

  16. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available Book reviews of the following academic titles: 'Late Modernism' and The English Intelligencer: 'On the Poetics of Community' by Alex Latter, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 276 pp., 2015 'The Writing Occurs as Song: A Kelvin Corcoran Reader' by Andy Brown (ed., Bristol: Shearsman, 260 pp., 2014 'Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America & the UK' by Emily Critchley (ed., Hastings: Reality Street, 362 pp., 2015  'Women’s Experimental poetry in Britain 1970–2010: Body, Time, Locale' by David Kennedy and Christine Kennedy, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 192 pp., 2013

  17. 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%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

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    陈德志; 潘少敏


    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。

  18. The GENIUS-test-facility first results on background from $^{222}$Rn daughters

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    Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, H V; Krivosheina, I V; Tomei, C; 10.1016/j.nima.2004.05.033


    GENIUS-TF (Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 511 (2003) 341; Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 481 (2002) 149.) is a test-facility for the GENIUS project (GENIUS-Proposal, 20 November 1997; Z. Phys. A 359 (1997) 351; CERN Courier, November 1997, 16; J. Phys. G 24 (1998) 483; Z. Phys. A 359 (1997) 361; in: H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, H. Pas. (Eds.), First International Conference on Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Castle Ringberg, Germany, 8-14 June 1997, IOP Bristol (1998) 485 and in Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 13 (1998) 3953; in: H.V. Klapdor- Kleingrothaus, LV. Krivosheina (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Model BEYOND' 99, Castle Ringberg, Germany 6-12 June 1999, IOP Bristol (2000) 915), a proposed large scale underground observatory for rare events which is based on operation of naked germanium detectors in liquid nitrogen for an extreme background reduction. Operation of naked Ge crystals in liquid nitrogen has been applied routinely already for more th...

  19. Integrated Life Cycle Energy and Greenhouse Gas Analysis of Exterior Wall Systems for Residential Buildings

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    Reza Broun


    Full Text Available This paper investigates the breakdown of primary energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG emissions of two common types of exterior walls in the U.K.: insulated concrete form (ICF and cavity walls. A comprehensive assessment was conducted to evaluate the environmental performance of each exterior wall system over 50 years of service life in Edinburgh and Bristol. The results indicate that for both wall systems, use phase is the major contributor to the overall environmental impacts, mainly due to associated electricity consumption. For the ICF wall system in Edinburgh, 91% of GHG emissions were attributed to the use phase, with 7.8% in the pre-use and 1.2% in end-of-life phases. For the same system in Bristol, emissions were 89%, 9% and 2%, respectively. A similar trend was observed for cavity wall systems in both locations. It was concluded that in each scenario, the ICF wall system performed better when compared to the cavity wall system. The results of the sensitivity analysis clearly show that the uncertainties relevant to the change of the thickness of the wall are quite tolerable: variable up to 5%, as far as energy and greenhouse emissions are concerned.

  20. The role for S-carboxymethylcysteine (carbocisteine in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Full Text Available C Hooper, J CalvertNorth Bristol Lung Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UKAbstract: Prescription of mucoactive drugs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD is increasing. This development in clinical practice arises, at least in part, from a growing understanding of the important role that exacerbation frequency, systemic inflammation and oxidative stress play in the pathogenesis of respiratory disease. S-carboxymethylcysteine (carbocisteine is the most frequently prescribed mucoactive agent for long-term COPD use in the UK. In addition to its mucoregulatory activity, carbocisteine exhibits free-radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory properties. These characteristics have stimulated interest in the potential that this and other mucoactive drugs may offer for modification of the disease processes present in COPD. This article reviews the pharmacology, in vivo and in vitro properties, and clinical trial evidence for carbocisteine in the context of guidelines for its use and the current understanding of the pathogenic processes that underlie COPD.Keywords: carbocisteine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, exacerbation, free radicals, inflammation, mucolytic, oxidative stress, S-carboxymethylcysteine

  1. 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

  2. Conjunctival-corneal melt in association with carotid artery stenosis

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    Full Text Available Rosalind MK Stewart1, Say Aun Quah1, Dan Q Nguyen2, Stephen B Kaye11Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK; 2Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol, UKPurpose: To report a case of severe conjunctival-corneal melt in association with carotid artery stenosis.Methods: Observational case report.Results: A 76-year-old man with a history of bilateral severe carotid artery occlusion and nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy developed a spontaneous bulbar conjunctival defect. Despite intensive lubrication, and attempts at surgical closure including an amniotic membrane patch graft, it progressed with subsequent adjacent corneal perforation. Thorough investigations revealed no underlying disease, except markedly delayed episcleral vessel filling on anterior segment fluorescein angiography.Conclusions: Neovascularisation is a known factor in the inhibition of ulceration. In light of the findings in this report, ocular ischemia should be considered as a cause or contributing factor in the differential diagnosis of conjunctival-corneal melt.Keywords: conjunctival melt, corneal melt, ocular ischemia, carotid artery stenosis

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

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


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

  4. 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


    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.

  5. Santorini Volcano (United States)

    Druitt, T.H.; Edwards, L.; Mellors, R.M.; Pyle, D.M.; Sparks, R.S.J.; Lanphere, M.; Davies, M.; Barreirio, B.


    Santorini is one of the most spectacular caldera volcanoes in the world. It has been the focus of significant scientific and scholastic interest because of the great Bronze Age explosive eruption that buried the Minoan town of Akrotiri. Santorini is still active. It has been dormant since 1950, but there have been several substantial historic eruptions. Because of this potential risk to life, both for the indigenous population and for the large number of tourists who visit it, Santorini has been designated one of five European Laboratory Volcanoes by the European Commission. Santorini has long fascinated geologists, with some important early work on volcanoes being conducted there. Since 1980, research groups at Cambridge University, and later at the University of Bristol and Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, have collected a large amount of data on the stratigraphy, geochemistry, geochronology and petrology of the volcanics. The volcanic field has been remapped at a scale of 1:10 000. A remarkable picture of cyclic volcanic activity and magmatic evolution has emerged from this work. Much of this work has remained unpublished until now. This Memoir synthesizes for the first time all the data from the Cambridge/Bristol/Clermont groups, and integrates published data from other research groups. It provides the latest interpretation of the tectonic and magmatic evolution of Santorini. It is accompanied by the new 1:10 000 full-colour geological map of the island.

  6. Future Dead

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    Sabra, Jakob Borrits

    Today the dying and the bereaved attend memorialization both online and offline. Cemeteries, urns, coffins, graves, memorials, monuments, websites, social network sites, applications and software services, form technologies that are influenced by discourse, culture, public, professional and econo......Today the dying and the bereaved attend memorialization both online and offline. Cemeteries, urns, coffins, graves, memorials, monuments, websites, social network sites, applications and software services, form technologies that are influenced by discourse, culture, public, professional...... 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...... Gallery ( and the Future Cemetery Design Competition 2016 held by the Centre for Death and Society and Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol ( Grounded in sociological theory on death and memorialization technologies, ethnographic fieldwork and survey results (n=348...


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    @@ 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.

  8. 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

  9. Long-term safety and tolerability of open-label aripiprazole augmentation of antidepressant therapy in major depressive disorder

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    Full Text Available Robert M Berman1, Michael E Thase2, Madhukar H Trivedi3, James A Hazel4, Sabrina Vogel Marler5, Robert D McQuade6, William Carson7, Ross A Baker8, Ronald N Marcus91Neuroscience Global Clinical Research Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT, USA; 2Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA; 3Division of Mood Disorders Research Program and Clinic, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, USA; 4Neuroscience Global Clinical Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT, USA; 5Global Biometric Sciences, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT, USA; 6Global Medical Affairs at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA; 7Global Clinical Development, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization Inc, Princeton, NJ, USA; 8Neuroscience Medical Strategy, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Plainsboro, NJ, USA; 9Neuroscience Global Clinical Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT, USABackground: Effective management of major depressive disorder often includes the long-term use of multiple medications, and the longer-term utility and safety of adjunctive aripiprazole has not been evaluated in a controlled setting.Patients and methods: Patients (n = 706 completing one of two 14-week double-blind studies of aripiprazole augmentation, as well as de novo patients (n = 296 nonresponsive to current antidepressant therapy, were enrolled in this open-label study. Patients received open-label aripiprazole for up to 52 weeks.Results: Open-label treatment was completed by 323 patients (32.2%. At endpoint (n = 987, the mean dose of aripiprazole was 10.1 mg/day. Common (>15% of patients spontaneously reported adverse events were akathisia (26.2%, fatigue (18.0%, and weight gain (17.1%. The incidence of serious adverse events was 4.0%. Four spontaneous reports of possible tardive dyskinesia were submitted (0.4%; all resolved within 45 days of drug

  10. In vitro placental model optimization for nanoparticle transport studies

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    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

  11. 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


    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

  12. [Using a multicomponent functional food in IBS patients with constipation a comparative controlled study]. (United States)

    Pilipenko, V I; Teplyuk, D A; Shakhovskaya, A K; Isakov, V A; Vorobyova, V M; Vorobyova, I S; Sarkisyan, V A; Kochetkova, A A; Mikheeva, G A; Yudina, A V


    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is highly prevalent functional gastrointestinal disorder associated with decrease in quality of life and a high social cost. Diet is one of several therapeutic options in IBS treatment; therefore the development and clinical evaluation of innovative functional food for IBS patients are actual. Instant drink containing 4 g inulin, 4 mg menthol and 2 mg of pyridoxine (in daily dose) has been evaluated. 49 patients 18-68 (41.5±16.5) years old fulfilling the Rome III criteria for IBS-C were randomly assigned into two groups: one received standard diet plus two drinks per day for 2 weeks and control group received standard diet. Response to therapy was recorded daily using Likert scale of abdominal pain, bloating and feeling of incomplete bowel emptying, frequency of bowel movement, Bristol stool scale, and quality of life was assessed by IBSQoL questionnaire before and after the treatment. The consumption of the drink with inulin and menthol contributed to a significant positive effect on the stool parameters (from 0.91±0.73 to 1.12±0.45 bowel movements per day in stool frequency, p=0.05, from 2.68±1.63 to 3.43±1.27 index Bristol scale, p=0.05), reduced the severity of abdominal pain (from 1.78±0.58 to 1.47?0.61 Likert scale points, p=0.05), bloating (from 2.22±0.83 to 1.53±0.71 points ofLikertscale,p= 0.01) and a sense of incomplete bowelemptying (from 2.22 ± 0.88 to 1.61± 0.81 points of Likert scale, p=0.001), as well as increased the quality of life (from 75.3± 12.0 to 83.3±6.7%, p=0.05), but a significant part of patients (10 of 25) complained the appearance of heartburn after the start of the treatment. In conclusion, the consumption of the functional drink containing inulin, menthol and pyridoxine is associated with improve in stool parameters, abdominal pain, Bristol scale index and increase in quality of life in patients with IBS-C, but produce noticeable heartburn. Changes in functional drink composition are needed to

  13. 76 FR 34770 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility; Environmental Assessment and... (United States)


    ..., including any of the modifications relating to impounding a body of water, damming, diverting a stream or river, deepening a channel, irrigation, or altering a body of water for navigation or drainage. V.../reading-rm/adams.html . Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing...

  14. Tomsk Polytechnic University cyclotron as a source for neutron based cancer treatment

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    Lisin, V. A. [Cancer Research Institute, 5 Kooperativny St., Tomsk 634050 (Russian Federation); Tomsk Polytechnic University, 30 Lenina av., Tomsk 634050 (Russian Federation); Bogdanov, A. V.; Golovkov, V. M.; Sukhikh, L. G.; Verigin, D. A., E-mail: [Tomsk Polytechnic University, 30 Lenina av., Tomsk 634050 (Russian Federation); Musabaeva, L. I. [Cancer Research Institute, 5 Kooperativny St., Tomsk 634050 (Russian Federation)


    In this paper we present our cyclotron based neutron source with average energy 6.3 MeV generated during the 13.6 MeV deuterons interactions with beryllium target, neutron field dosimetry, and dosimetry of attendant gamma fields. We also present application of our neutron source for cancer treatment.

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

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    Rizza T. Loquias


    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.

  16. Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Final Report. (United States)

    Boyce, William E.; DiPrima, Richard C.

    The purpose of this project was to develop a Master of Science program in Applied Mathematics designed specifically to meet the needs of students wishing to prepare for careers in business, industry, or government. The program emphasizes problem-solving, mathematical modeling, and areas of mathematics such as differential equations, computing, and…

  17. Final Report of the Center of Excellence in Rotary Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)


    amplitudes, and that external vibration dampers may be necessary to limit vibration levels. An *nx’ament of the literatue on composite shafting...Processing Univ. of Illinois, Urbana - Champa ign 11/11/86 "Great Mysteries of Helicopter Mr. R. W. ProuLy Aerodynamics" McDonnell Douglas

  18. Computer Forensic Laboratory Design for the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (United States)


    database technologies. • Use of AES 512bit encryption (optional) to further secure data in sensitive cases. [10] ANALYZING PROJECT The best way to get...reconstruction of the system if it is required. • Checking for passwords : if any passwords are found, they should be recorded for use later in the process...sysinternals/bb897441 [14] Retrieved from: monitor-track-events-generate-log-file/

  19. SWOT: Study without Tears. For University, Polytechnic and Senior Secondary Students. (United States)

    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…

  20. Typology of Engineering Mathematics Learners in a Singapore Polytechnic: A Socio-Psychological Perspective (United States)

    Khiat, Henry


    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…

  1. Polytechnic Students? Perceptions of Youtube Usage in the English Oral Communication Classroom


    Gunadevi K. Jeevi Subramaniam; Fathimah Pathma Abdullah; Raja Nor Safinas Raja Harun


    A new creative classroom technique to promote learning environment in English oral communication lesson is important. Integrating and adopting multimedia and web technologies can motivate and engage the new generation learners. YouTube usage in the English oral communication classroom is one of the strategies which will have more flexible, effective instructional materials to the learners in making the students involve in active communication. The inclusion of multimedia technologies into the...

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

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    Williams, John Michael


    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...

  3. Subject indexing in the Portuguese polytechnic libraries: proposing a simplified model to make it possible


    Martins, Mª Catarina Barradas


    Academic libraries are still working based on the traditional documentation techniques of cataloguing and indexing. The research about subject access in OPACs has demonstrated that inadequate indexing policies have negative influence on the way users search the catalogs: subject indexing and retrieval have a direct correspondence. Searching by subject in bibliographic catalogs must be, as much as possible, a successful experience for the users, and consistent subject indexes contribute to a m...

  4. Measures of Ensuring Value for Money in Public Procurement: A Case of Selected Polytechnics in Ghana


    Nsiah-Asare, Evelyn; Prempeh, Kwadwo Boateng


    Value for money (VFM) is derived from the optimal balance of benefits and costs on the basis of total cost of ownership. The nature of public procurement is such that it involves discretionary decision-taking on behalf of government at all levels. Value for money is therefore not a choice of goods or services which is based on the lowest bid price but a choice based on the whole life costs of the project or service. The aim of the study is to find out ways of ensuring value for money in publi...

  5. Laboratory Quality Management Requirements of Engineering at the Polytechnics Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

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    Zunuwanas Mohamad


    Full Text Available Engineering lab is instrumental in the technical fields of study. Continuity of learning theories in the classroom will be applied in the laboratory for understanding and exposure to engineering skills. This paper is a study that outlines the main aspects of quality management in the engineering laboratory (lab to provide learning and teaching facilities in the labs. The roles and accountability of the lab management ensure appropriate management processes, preparation and execution of engineering laboratory work for students. A finding from the literature study raises important issues relating to laboratory quality management and should be addressed by the laboratory management personnel. Soundness of management of an engineering lab, depends on the relationship between management and network department, laboratory management, teaching staff and students. The key element of quality management is the management of engineering laboratory documentation, safety, environment and management tools.

  6. [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.

  7. Gas Surface Interactions Occurring on Materials Within Ultrahigh Vacuum. Ph.D. Thesis - va. Polytechnic Inst. (United States)

    Outlaw, R. A.


    The physical adsorption of nitrogen on the chemically cleaned surfaces of Pyrex, 347 stainless steel and polycrystalline nickel was investigated over the pressure range 1 x 10 to the minus 12th power to 3 x 10 to the minus 7th power torr and for temperatures 77.4 and 87.4 K. The adsorption data were linearized by the Dubinin-Radushkevich equation. The metal surfaces were cleaned by electron impact desorption (EID) and the desorbed gases analyzed by mass spectrometry. Work function measurements were also used to indicate changes in the surface condition following an EID dose. At least a monolayer of gas was observed to desorb from the metal surfaces. The isotherms revealed that the metal surfaces were very heterogeneous and that the Pyrex surface had been leached. The calculated isosteric heats of adsorption indicated that the relative order of the physical binding of nitrogen to the solids was 347 stainless steel Pyrex nickel. A relationship was observed to exist in the dynamic technique between the equilibration time and the pressure above the absorbed layer. The slope of the log-log plot of these parameters was found to be sensitive to the surface heterogeneity and may be related to the activation energy for surface diffusion of physically absorbed molecules.

  8. Florida Polytechnic University Work Plan Presentation for 2013-14 Board of Governors Review (United States)

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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…

  9. Florida Polytechnic University Work Plan Presentation for 2014-15 Board of Governors Review (United States)

    Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2014


    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…

  10. The Outlook for Low-Grade Fuels in Tomsk Region: Research Experience at Tomsk Polytechnic University

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    Khaustov Sergei A.


    Full Text Available The urgency of the discussed issue is caused by the need to substitute in the regional fuel-energy balances imported energy resources with local low-grade fuels. The main aim of the study is to estimate thermal properties of local fuels in Tomsk region and evaluate its energy use viability. The methods used in the study were based standard GOST 52911-2008, 11022-95 and 6382-2001, by means of a bomb calorimeter ABK-1 and Vario micro cube analyzer. The mineral ash of researched fuels was studied agreeing with GOST 10538-87. The results state the fact that discussed low-grade fuels of Tomsk region in the unprepared form are not able to replace imported coal in regional energy balance, because of the high moisture and ash content values. A promosing direction of a low-temperature fue processing is a catalytic converter, which allows receiving hydrogen-enriched syngas from the initial solid raw.

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

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    Rosa Elvira Campos Álvarez


    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.

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

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


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

  13. Measuring Hearing in Wild Beluga Whales. (United States)

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


    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.

  14. [The category gender and meeting standards for medical education as a result]. (United States)

    Voss, Angelika; Lohff, Brigitte


    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.

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

    Kirkham, Konrad


    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.

  16. Classification of boundary equilibrium bifurcations in planar Filippov systems. (United States)

    Glendinning, Paul


    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. Infinite potential the life and times of David Bohm

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    Peat, David


    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.

  18. Evaluation of the ESA Sea Ice CCI (SICCI) project sea ice concentration data set

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    Kern, Stefan; Bell, Louisa; Ivanova, Natalia;

    around these two SIC values; consequently SIC can be negative or above 100%. In order to fully evaluate SICCI SIC this natural variability needs to be taken into account. In contrast to most other SIC retrieval algorithms the SICCI algorithm does not filter spurious sea ice over open water with a weather......During phase 1 of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) climate change initiative (CCI) sea ice project (SICCI project) a sea ice concentration (SIC) data product was produced by employing a hybrid SIC retrieval algorithm comprising the Bristol and the Comiso-Bootstrap algorithm in frequency mode. SIC...... filter because by doing so often substantial portions of the sea ice cover along the ice edge are discarded....

  19. Sir Herbert Isambard Owen (1850-1927). (United States)

    McIntyre, Neil; Morgan, H Gethin; James, D Geraint


    Isambard Owen, born in Chepstow to a Welsh father, studied at Cambridge and St George's Hospital where he qualified in 1875 and was later physician and Dean. In 1904 he moved to Newcastle-upon-Tyne as Principal of Armstrong College. He left in 1909 to become Bristol University's Vice-Chancellor, retiring in 1921. Although not resident in Wales he was an ardent Welshman. After joining the Cymmrodorion Society in 1877 he became involved in the struggle to improve primary and secondary education in Wales, partly by promoting use of the Welsh language in schools. His main contribution to Welsh academic life was in the foundation of the University of Wales and, later, of the medical school in Cardiff. He wrote the University's Charter and from 1895 until 1910 was its Senior Deputy Chancellor - and stand-in for two Princes of Wales (later Edward VII and George V) who served as Chancellor.

  20. First international intercomparison of image analysers

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    Pálfalvi, J; Eoerdoegh, I


    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 ...

  1. An analysis of the changes in ability and knowledge of students taking A-level physics and mathematics over a 35 year period (United States)

    Barham, Peter J.


    New undergraduate students arriving to study physics at the University of Bristol from 1975 onwards have all taken the same test of their knowledge and understanding of physics and mathematics. Many of the questions test knowledge of material that has been in the A-level syllabus for maths or physics throughout this period. The ability of incoming students to answer these questions declined significantly in the 1990s with average scores falling from around 75% up to 1990 to below 50% after 2000 against a background of increasing A-level grades of the entrants to the programme. It is suggested that changes in teaching and examination methods have caused students to be less able to carry out multi-stage calculations and that the introduction of modular examinations may have encouraged a culture where students tend to forget material learnt in previous modules.

  2. Níveis de análise no estudo da identidade social



    Apresentamos, nesta comunicação, a continuação 220 do nosso trabalho de investigação teórica e empírica no âmbito da crítica ao modelo de Bristol, e que já abordámos no anterior Simpósio de Investigação Psicológica, através de uma discussão das implicações teóricas da integração do nível de análise ideológico no estudo da identidade social. A discussão é ilustrada com os resultados de uma experiência cujo design articula uma relação intergrupos estruturalmente assimétrica, a da construção ...

  3. From Hippocrates to Commodities: three models of NHS governance: NHS governance, regulation, Mid Staffordshire inquiry, health care as a commodity. (United States)

    Newdick, Christopher


    A series of inquiries and reports suggest considerable failings in the care provided to some patients in the NHS. Although the Bristol Inquiry report of 2001 led to the creation of many new regulatory bodies to supervise the NHS, they have never enjoyed consistent support from government and the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry in 2013 suggests they made little difference. Why do some parts of the NHS disregard patients' interests and how we should we respond to the challenge? The following discusses the evolution of approaches to NHS governance through the Hippocratic, Managerial and Commercial models, and assesses their risks and benefits. Apart from the ethical imperative, the need for effective governance is driven both by the growth in information available to the public and the resources wasted by ineffective systems of care. Appropriate solutions depend on an understanding of the perverse incentives inherent in each model and the need for greater sensitivity to the voices of patients and the public.

  4. "Concepts in animal welfare": a syllabus in animal welfare science and ethics for veterinary schools. (United States)

    de Boo, Jasmijn; Knight, Andrew


    Public attitudes toward animal welfare have improved with growing social affluence, and veterinarians are increasingly expected to be informed about animal welfare in a broader sense than health alone. However, animal welfare has not been a traditional component of the veterinary curriculum. To help address this lack, the World Society for the Protection of Animals(WSPA) and the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Science launched the ''Concepts in Animal Welfare'' syllabus in 2003. This comprehensive syllabus comprises seven core and 23 elective modules and covers a range of animal welfare issues, including farm and companion animal welfare, wildlife, and the use of animals in experiments. There are also modules on ethics and animal legislation. The syllabus is interactive, promotes critical analysis of issues from different angles, and may be adapted for use in any veterinary curriculum. WSPA provides training and workshops in developing countries and assists with the implementation of the syllabus.

  5. Nivolumab versus Everolimus in Advanced Renal-Cell Carcinoma

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


    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...... 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...... 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 number, NCT01668784.)....

  6. Integrated design means energy economy for life

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    Bugden, J.


    The architecture, and the electrical and air conditioning services of the 13,000 m/sup 2/ seven story open plan office in Bristol, UK, have been completely integrated to give a highly energy-efficient building. The principle of the all-embracing environmental control system is that of redistribution of excess heat produced in the centre of a deep plan building. The excess comes from lighting, machines and personnel body heat and is transferred by air ducts to cooler areas, mostly at the perimeter. The central monitoring and control of the services is by a Visonek 4000 building automations system operating from the basement plant room. An energy flow diagram is provided.

  7. Water in Asteroid 4 Vesta (United States)

    Taylor, G. J.


    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.

  8. Doxorubicin plus paclitaxel in advanced breast cancer

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    Dombernowsky, P; Boesgaard, M; Andersen, E


    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......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....... As of February 1997, 34 patients have been enrolled, two patients are too early to evaluate, and 13 are continuing treatment. The preliminary response rate is 69% (95% confidence interval, 50% to 84%), ranging from 60% to 80% within the three schedules. The main toxicities consisted of grade 3/4 neutropenia...

  9. Lipids of aquatic sediments, recent and ancient (United States)

    Eglinton, G.; Hajibrahim, S. K.; Maxwell, J. R.; Quirke, J. M. E.; Shaw, G. J.; Volkman, J. K.; Wardroper, A. M. K.


    Computerized gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is now an essential tool in the analysis of the complex mixtures of lipids (geolipids) encountered in aquatic sediments, both 'recent' (less than 1 million years old) and ancient. The application of MS, and particularly GC-MS, has been instrumental in the rapid development of organic geochemistry and environmental organic chemistry in recent years. The techniques used have resulted in the identification of numerous compounds of a variety of types in sediments. Most attention has been concentrated on molecules of limited size, mainly below 500 molecular mass, and of limited functionality, for examples, hydrocarbons, fatty acids and alcohols. Examples from recent studies (at Bristol) of contemporary, 'recent' and ancient sediments are presented and discussed.

  10. ¿Estuvo Colón en el Canadá?

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    Pedro Marcos Bilbao


    Full Text Available "Yo navegué en el año de 1477, en el mes de febrero, 100 leguas más allá de la isla Tile (Ultra Tile o Thule cuya parte sur está ubicada a setenta y tres grados de distancia del círculo equinoccial, y no sesenta y tres como alguien dijo, y no está dentro de la línea que delimita el poniente, como dijo Tolomeo, pero más lejos hacia occidente y desde esta isla, que es tan grande como Inglaterra, van los ingleses con sus mercaderías, especialmente aquellos de Bristol, y cuando yo estuve allí el mar no estaba helado, aunque había mareas tan altas que en algunos sitios subían y bajaban dos veces diariamente veintiseis brazas".

  11. Drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus associated with nab-paclitaxel therapy. (United States)

    Lamond, N W D; Younis, T; Purdy, K; Dorreen, M S


    Drug-induced lupus erythematosus (dile) syndromes are documented complications of chemotherapeutic agents, including paclitaxel. Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (scle) is a distinct dile syndrome presenting with characteristic annular or papulosquamous skin lesions in a photosensitive distribution with associated high anti-ssa titres. Previously, dile syndromes complicating paclitaxel therapy have been attributed to polyethoxylated castor oil (Kolliphor EL: BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany), the biologic solvent included in the drug's original formulation (Taxol: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Montreal, QC), rather than the parent chemotherapy molecule. Here, we report a characteristic case of drug-induced scle complicating treatment with nanoparticle albumin bound (nab)-paclitaxel (Abraxane: Celgene, Summit, NJ, U.S.A.), a solvent-free taxane formulation. The pertinent English-language literature is also discussed. This case report is the first to link solvent-free paclitaxel with scle, and it suggests that the parent molecule is responsible for the reaction.

  12. Efficient and effective compound management to support lead optimization. (United States)

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


    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.

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

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    Sue Roff


    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.

  14. ¹H, ¹³C, ¹⁵N HMBC, and ¹⁹F NMR spectroscopic characterisation of seized flephedrone, cut with benzocaine. (United States)

    Alotaibi, Majdah R; Husbands, Stephen M; Blagbrough, Ian S


    Flephedrone (4-fluoromethcathinone, 4-FMC) was analysed using (1)H, (13)C, (15)N HMBC, and (19)F observe spectroscopy, gas chromatography-flame ionisation detection (GC-FID), and electrospray ionisation-mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). Analysis of four 4-FMC samples (from a Bristol nightclub in 2013) showed that they all contained benzocaine as the cutting agent present in different amounts from 5 to 12%. Using these methods, we successfully differentiated between flephedrone regioisomers and mephedrone in an analytical method validated for flephedrone as a substituted cathinone. The data show that these now illegal cathinone-derived stimulants (highs) are now being cut; users cannot be certain of the purity of the drug they are taking. Furthermore, there are risks from the pharmaceutically active cutting agents themselves.

  15. Environmental sustainability vs livability of the compact city?

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    Valentina Dessì


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

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

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


    .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......-clamp recordings we found that (S)-1 blocks Kv7.1 and Kv7.1/KCNE1 currents. In contrast, (S)-1 produced a hyperpolarizing shift of the activation curve for Kv7.2, Kv7.2/Kv7.3, Kv7.4 and Kv7.5. Further, the compound enhanced the maximal current amplitude at all potentials for Kv7.4 and Kv7.5 whereas the combined...

  17. Combined Nivolumab and Ipilimumab or Monotherapy in Untreated Melanoma

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    Larkin, James; Chiarion-Sileni, Vanna; Gonzalez, Rene


    BACKGROUND: Nivolumab (a programmed death 1 [PD-1] checkpoint inhibitor) and ipilimumab (a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 [CTLA-4] checkpoint inhibitor) have been shown to have complementary activity in metastatic melanoma. In this randomized, double-blind, phase 3 study, nivolumab...... alone or nivolumab plus ipilimumab was compared with ipilimumab alone in patients with metastatic melanoma. METHODS: We assigned, in a 1:1:1 ratio, 945 previously untreated patients with unresectable stage III or IV melanoma to nivolumab alone, nivolumab plus ipilimumab, or ipilimumab alone. Progression...... melanoma, nivolumab alone or combined with ipilimumab resulted in significantly longer progression-free survival than ipilimumab alone. In patients with PD-L1-negative tumors, the combination of PD-1 and CTLA-4 blockade was more effective than either agent alone. (Funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb; Check...

  18. Male-line transgenerational responses in humans. (United States)

    Pembrey, Marcus E


    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.

  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:; Paynter, Stephen E. [MBDA UK Ltd, Filton, Bristol (United Kingdom)]. E-mail:


    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. The JASMIN super-data-cluster

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


    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...

  1. Biocon与BMS签订胰岛素供应合约

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    印度的Bicon公司与Bristol-Myers Squibb(BMS)公司已经签署了一项为期九年的合约,Bicon将向BMS提供批量的重组人类胰岛素。最近刚刚重返印度的BMS公司计划从印度收取原料资源或者出口半成品。Biocon公司则期望目前正等待管理部门批准的产品——重组人类胰岛素(Insugen)能够在今年上半年在国内市场

  2. 'God grant it may do good two all': the madhouse practice of Joseph Mason, 1738-79. (United States)

    Smith, Leonard


    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.

  3. First report of Trichinella pseudospiralis in a red fox in mainland Britain. (United States)

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


    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.

  4. 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.

  5. The Impact of Opioid Treatment on Regional Gastrointestinal Transit

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


    -dimensional (3D)-Transit system. METHODS: Twenty-five healthy males were randomly assigned to oxycodone or placebo for 5 days in a double blind, crossover design. AdverseGI effects were measured with the bowel function index, gastrointestinal symptom rating scale, patient assessment of constipationsymptom......BACKGROUND/AIMS: To employ an experimental model of opioid-induced bowel dysfunction in healthy human volunteers, and evaluate the impact ofopioid treatment compared to placebo on gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and motility assessed by questionnaires and regional GItransit times using the 3...... questionnaire, and Bristol stool form scale. Regional GI transit times were determined using the 3D-Transit system, and segmental transit times in the colon were determined using a custom Matlab(®) graphical user interface. RESULTS: GI symptom scores increased significantly across all applied GI questionnaires...

  6. American Chemical Society - 240th national meeting - chemistry for preventing and combating disease: part 1. (United States)

    Burt, Jessica


    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).

  7. The impact of melt ponds on summertime microwave brightness temperatures and sea-ice concentrations

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    Kern, Stefan; Rösel, Anja; Pedersen, Leif Toudal


    Sea-ice concentrations derived from satellite microwave brightness temperatures are less accurate during summer. In the Arctic Ocean the lack of accuracy is primarily caused by melt ponds, but also by changes in the properties of snow and the sea-ice surface itself. We investigate the sensitivity...... of eight sea-ice concentration retrieval algorithms to melt ponds by comparing sea-ice concentration with the melt-pond fraction. We derive gridded daily sea-ice concentrations from microwave brightness temperatures of summer 2009. We derive the daily fraction of melt ponds, open water between ice floes......, and the ice-surface fraction from contemporary Moderate Resolution Spectroradiometer (MODIS) reflectance data. We only use grid cells where the MODIS sea ice concentration, which is the melt-pond fraction plus the ice-surface fraction, exceeds 90 %. For one group of algorithms, e.g., Bristol and Comiso...

  8. An International Collaborative Study of Outcome and Prognostic Factors in Patients with Secondary CNS Involvement By Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

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    El-Galaly, Tarec Christoffer; Cheah, Chan Yoon; Bendtsen, Mette Dahl


    Background: Secondary CNS involvement (SCNS) is a detrimental complication seen in ~5% of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) treated with modern immunochemotherapy. Data from older series report short survival following SCNS, typically lt;6 months. However, data in patients......: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Gilead Sciences: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Janssen-Cilag: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees, Other: Speaker's Bureau. Kansara: Celgene: Honoraria. Connors: Bristol......, Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees, Research Funding; AbbVie Inc.: Consultancy, Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees, Research Funding, Speakers Bureau; Roche: Consultancy, Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board...

  9. Choosing a language in international office service encounters

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    Hazel, Spencer

    Choosing a language in international office service encounters – from multilingual miscellany to medium-of-interaction in a matter of seconds Spencer Hazel Roskilde University, Denmark In higher education settings characterized by increasing transnational student and staff mobility, members...... 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...... are required to navigate dynamically fluctuating participation frameworks and their contingent language scenarios. Although some interactional settings have institutionally implemented rules or norms relating to which language is the designated medium-of-interaction, this is not the case across all settings...

  10. 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


    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.

  11. Cell scientist to watch - Brian Stramer. (United States)


    Brian Stramer completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and then moved to pursue his PhD at Tufts University in Boston, MA. He then crossed the Atlantic to work in the laboratory of Paul Martin as a US/UK Royal Society Fellow at the University of Bristol, UK. Before becoming a lecturer and a group leader at King's College London in 2008, Brian was also a lecturer of Veterinary Basic Sciences at the Royal Veterinary College in London. In 2015, Brian received a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, which he will use to continue his research on the regulation of contact inhibition of locomotion and its roles in animal physiology.

  12. Modeling of the rotavirus group C capsid predicts a surface topology distinct from other rotavirus species. (United States)

    Eren, Elif; Zamuda, Kimberly; Patton, John T


    Rotavirus C (RVC) causes sporadic gastroenteritis in adults and is an established enteric pathogen of swine. Because RVC strains grow poorly in cell culture, which hinders generation of virion-derived RVC triple-layered-particle (TLP) structures, we used the known Rotavirus A (RVA) capsid structure to model the human RVC (Bristol) capsid. Comparative analysis of RVA and RVC capsid proteins showed major differences at the VP7 layer, an important target region for vaccine development due to its antigenic properties. Our model predicted the presence of a surface extended loop in RVC, which could form a major antigenic site on the capsid. We analyzed variations in the glycosylation patterns among RV capsids and identified group specific conserved sites. In addition, our results showed a smaller RVC VP4 foot, which protrudes toward the intermediate VP6 layer, in comparison to that of RVA. Finally, our results showed major structural differences at the VP8* glycan recognition sites.

  13. Communication systems vital to Colombian pipeline

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    Serrato, E. [Ecopetrol, Bogota (Colombia); Mailloux, R. [Bristol Babcock Inc., Watertown, CT (United States)


    Construction of the Centro Oriente Gas Pipeline represents a major step in Colombia`s goal to strengthen the emerging natural gas business. With construction beginning in 1995, the Centro Oriente is scheduled to begin operation early this year transporting 150 MMcf/d. The 779-kilometer (484-mile) pipeline ranging in diameter from 22-inch to 12-inches, provides the central transportation link between major gas suppliers in both the northern and western regions of Colombia and new markets throughout their immediate regions as well as in the central and eastern regions. TransCanada, operating company for the Centro Oriente pipeline, will develop and manage the support organizations required to operate and maintain the system. The central control system for the CPC is the Gas SCADA system, ADACS, provided by Bristol Babcock Inc. (BBI). This control system provides the data acquisition and control capabilities necessary to operate the entire pipeline safely and efficiently from Burcaramanga.

  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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    Buda A


    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. Population diversity and the portfolio effect in an exploited species. (United States)

    Schindler, Daniel E; Hilborn, Ray; Chasco, Brandon; Boatright, Christopher P; Quinn, Thomas P; Rogers, Lauren A; Webster, Michael S


    One of the most pervasive themes in ecology is that biological diversity stabilizes ecosystem processes and the services they provide to society, a concept that has become a common argument for biodiversity conservation. Species-rich communities are thought to produce more temporally stable ecosystem services because of the complementary or independent dynamics among species that perform similar ecosystem functions. Such variance dampening within communities is referred to as a portfolio effect and is analogous to the effects of asset diversity on the stability of financial portfolios. In ecology, these arguments have focused on the effects of species diversity on ecosystem stability but have not considered the importance of biologically relevant diversity within individual species. Current rates of population extirpation are probably at least three orders of magnitude higher than species extinction rates, so there is a pressing need to clarify how population and life history diversity affect the performance of individual species in providing important ecosystem services. Here we use five decades of data from Oncorhynchus nerka (sockeye salmon) in Bristol Bay, Alaska, to provide the first quantification of portfolio effects that derive from population and life history diversity in an important and heavily exploited species. Variability in annual Bristol Bay salmon returns is 2.2 times lower than it would be if the system consisted of a single homogenous population rather than the several hundred discrete populations it currently consists of. Furthermore, if it were a single homogeneous population, such increased variability would lead to ten times more frequent fisheries closures. Portfolio effects are also evident in watershed food webs, where they stabilize and extend predator access to salmon resources. Our results demonstrate the critical importance of maintaining population diversity for stabilizing ecosystem services and securing the economies and livelihoods

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

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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 ( 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.

  17. The autophagosome: current understanding of formation and maturation

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    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

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    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

  19. Kisspeptin: a novel regulator of reproductive function. (United States)

    Dhillo, W S


    The UK and international neuroendocrine community was deeply shocked and saddened the unbelievably premature death of Michael Harbuz in Bristol in 2006. Mick was a superb friend and colleague, and played a huge part in the development and activities of the British Neuroendocrine Group/British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN), serving as both Membership Secretary and Treasurer between 1999 and 2004. Mick was a leader in the field of neuroendocrine-immune interactions, and brought a great deal of charisma, humour and ability to meetings and conferences. He was also a passionate and committed supporter of the progress of young researchers and of their participation in neuroendocrine events. He recognised that today's postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows are tomorrow's neuroendocrine researchers, be it in academia, the health services or industry. To recognise Mick's great commitment to and enthusiasm for postgraduate education both in the University of Bristol and in the BSN, we decided to honour and remember him by instituting the 'Michael Harbuz Young Investigator Prize Lecture' to be delivered annually. Dr Waljit Dhillo from Imperial College London was the inaugural recipient of this award, and presented his lecture at the Annual Meeting of the BSN in Nottingham in September 2007, upon which this review is based. Recent evidence demonstrates that the neuropeptide kisspeptin and its receptor, GPR54, have a fundamental role in initiating the onset of puberty and are important in regulating reproductive function. This review discusses the evidence available from animals and humans demonstrating that kisspeptin potently stimulates the release of gonadotrophins by stimulating the release of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone and that a lack of kisspeptin or GPR54 results in reproductive failure.

  20. 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


    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.

  1. The Development of Maritime English Learning Model Using Authentic Assessment Based Bridge Simulator in Merchant Marine Polytechnic, Makassar (United States)

    Fauzi, Ahmad; Bundu, Patta; Tahmir, Suradi


    Bridge simulator constitutes a very fundamental and vital tool to trigger and ensure that seamen or seafarers possess the standardized competence required. By using the bridge simulator technique, a reality based study can be presented easily and delivered to the students in ongoing basis to their classroom or study place. Afterwards, the validity…

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    ... fuel. WPI plans to ship the fuel to another research and test reactor licensed by the NRC. If the NRC... participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139, August... FD-258 (fingerprint card), signed in original ink, and submitted in accordance with 10 CFR...


    in ethylene dichloride are tabulated. Two polyvinyl butyrals and 2 polyvinyl acetates (Bakelite Co) samples were investigated. The hydrolysis and...The weight average mol wt of 2 polyvinyl acetates (Schawinigan Corp.) were determined to be 85,000 and 190,000. A low degree of branching was assumed...reacetylation of these acetates indicated mol wt and branching similar to the Schawinigan acetates. The increase in viscosity on butyral fromation was

  4. A Personal Appraisal of the MIBiol Courses in Entomology and Plant Pathology at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1967-71 (United States)

    Ayerst, G.; Gower, A. M.


    Article provides brief description of two microbiology courses at the college level which have multiple characteristics. Course I provides instruction based on papers in biology and in a special subject. Course II is devoted entirely to the special subject. (PS)

  5. Computational aspects of sensitivity calculations in linear transient structural analysis. Ph.D. Thesis - Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (United States)

    Greene, William H.


    A study was performed focusing on the calculation of sensitivities of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and stresses in linear, structural, transient response problems. One significant goal of the study was to develop and evaluate sensitivity calculation techniques suitable for large-order finite element analyses. Accordingly, approximation vectors such as vibration mode shapes are used to reduce the dimensionality of the finite element model. Much of the research focused on the accuracy of both response quantities and sensitivities as a function of number of vectors used. Two types of sensitivity calculation techniques were developed and evaluated. The first type of technique is an overall finite difference method where the analysis is repeated for perturbed designs. The second type of technique is termed semi-analytical because it involves direct, analytical differentiation of the equations of motion with finite difference approximation of the coefficient matrices. To be computationally practical in large-order problems, the overall finite difference methods must use the approximation vectors from the original design in the analyses of the perturbed models. In several cases this fixed mode approach resulted in very poor approximations of the stress sensitivities. Almost all of the original modes were required for an accurate sensitivity and for small numbers of modes, the accuracy was extremely poor. To overcome this poor accuracy, two semi-analytical techniques were developed. The first technique accounts for the change in eigenvectors through approximate eigenvector derivatives. The second technique applies the mode acceleration method of transient analysis to the sensitivity calculations. Both result in accurate values of the stress sensitivities with a small number of modes and much lower computational costs than if the vibration modes were recalculated and then used in an overall finite difference method.

  6. Higher Education Curriculum for Sustainability: Course Contents Analyses of Purchasing and Supply Management Programme of Polytechnics in Ghana (United States)

    Etse, Daniel; Ingley, Coral


    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the degree of attention to and the nature of sustainability issues in the curriculum of the Higher National Diploma (HND) Purchasing and Supply Management programme of Ghana. Design/Methodology/Approach: Documentary research is the approach used to analyse the curriculum document for the programme…

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

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    Albornoz, Omar


    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.

  8. EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor (United States)

    Thomas, Paul


    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

  9. High temperature garnet growth in New England: regional temperature-time trends revealed (United States)

    Sullivan, N.; Ostwald, C.; Chu, X.; Baxter, E. F.; Ague, J. J.; Eckert, J. O.


    A series of localized ultrahigh-temperature (UHT)/high-temperature (HT) granulite facies regions have been identified within the regional amphibolite facies metamorphic zone of the Central Maine Terrane stretching from north-central New Hampshire, through central Massachusetts, and into northeastern Connecticut. Here, we aim to constrain the age and peak temperature of metamorphism at three localities within this region: Bristol, NH, Phillipston, MA and Willington, CT. Garnet-forming reactions are linked directly to peak metamorphic temperatures through thermodynamic modeling and/or Zr-in-rutile thermometry. Precise garnet geochronology allows us to identify the timing of these peak temperatures, as well as the duration of garnet growth. Geochronologic and thermodynamic work was done on 12 samples collected throughout a ~5 km2 metamorphic 'hotspot' previously identified in Bristol, NH (Chamberlain and Rumble, 1988; Journal of Petrology). The highest temperature assemblage within this hotspot is characterized by the presence of garnet + sillimanite + K-feldspar + cordierite and reached temperatures >820οC. The lowest temperature periphery of the hotspot is characterized by sillimanite + muscovite + K-feldspar + minor garnet and reached a maximum temperature of 650οC. Bulk garnet ages from samples within the hotspot range significantly from at least 400.0 × 2.5 Ma to 352.7 × 1.8 Ma with the youngest ages associated with the lower temperature samples. This collection of ages indicates a prolonged period (~50 Ma) of >650οC temperatures interspersed by period(s) of garnet growth. Zoned garnet geochronology will help reveal whether garnet growth and related heating was continuous or episodic. Further south, in Phillipston, MA, zoned garnet geochronology performed on a 2.5 cm diameter garnet porphyroblast indicates garnet growth spanning 389 - 363 Ma, reaching peak temperatures at the end of that time span of 920-940οC, followed by a younger event recorded in

  10. UNderstanding uptake of Immunisations in TravellIng aNd Gypsy communities (UNITING): a qualitative interview study. (United States)

    Jackson, Cath; Dyson, Lisa; Bedford, Helen; Cheater, Francine M; Condon, Louise; Crocker, Annie; Emslie, Carol; Ireland, Lana; Kemsley, Philippa; Kerr, Susan; Lewis, Helen J; Mytton, Julie; Overend, Karen; Redsell, Sarah; Richardson, Zoe; Shepherd, Christine; Smith, Lesley


    BACKGROUND Gypsies, Travellers and Roma (referred to as Travellers) are less likely to access health services, including immunisation. To improve immunisation rates, we need to understand what helps and hinders individuals in these communities in taking up immunisations. AIMS (1) Investigate the barriers to and facilitators of acceptability and uptake of immunisations among six Traveller communities across four UK cities; and (2) identify possible interventions to increase uptake of immunisations in these Traveller communities that could be tested in a subsequent feasibility study. METHODS Three-phase qualitative study underpinned by the social ecological model. Phase 1: interviews with 174 Travellers from six communities: Romanian Roma (Bristol); English Gypsy/Irish Traveller (Bristol); English Gypsy (York); Romanian/Slovakian Roma (Glasgow); Scottish Showpeople (Glasgow); and Irish Traveller (London). Focus on childhood and adult vaccines. Phase 2: interviews with 39 service providers. Data were analysed using the framework approach. Interventions were identified using a modified intervention mapping approach. Phase 3: 51 Travellers and 25 service providers attended workshops and produced a prioritised list of potentially acceptable and feasible interventions. RESULTS There were many common accounts of barriers and facilitators across communities, particularly across the English-speaking communities. Scottish Showpeople were the most similar to the general population. Roma communities experienced additional barriers of language and being in a new country. Men, women and service providers described similar barriers and facilitators. There was widespread acceptance of childhood and adult immunisation, with current parents perceived as more positive than their elders. A minority of English-speaking Travellers worried about multiple/combined childhood vaccines, adult flu and whooping cough. Cultural concerns about vaccines offered during pregnancy and about human

  11. SABIOS, EXPLORADORES Y ARTESANOS. AMALGAMAS DEL PASADO EN LA MAR DEL PLATA DE PRIMERA MITAD DEL SIGLO XX (1924-1954 / Wise men, explorers and craftsmen. Amalgams of the past in the Mar del Plata of the first half of the 20th century (1924-1954.

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    Irene Elena Brichetti


    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la relación entre ciencia, cultura y política, considerando las gestiones realizadas por autoridades políticas del ámbito municipal y la actividad de naturalistas aficionados en Mar del Plata – provincia de Buenos Aires- durante la primera mitad del siglo XX. El trabajo muestra como una figura preponderante en la escena científica nacional e internacional como la de Florentino Ameghino funcionó a nivel local como modelo moral al cual se le atribuyeron características ejemplares. Dicha imagen se relacionó con la de exploradores autodidactas tales como los integrantes de la familia de Lorenzo Scaglia, quienes se dedicaron a la exploración del pasado natural y humano más lejano de la región. Los aspectos mencionados se pusieron de manifiesto en la prensa gráfica así como en distintos eventos públicos tales como el acto y el desfile inaugural por la instalación de un busto en homenaje a Florentino Ameghino, la exposición en el Salón Witcomb de la Rambla Bristol de los restos fósiles hallados por Lorenzo Scaglia y la formación del primer museo público municipal.   Palabras clave: ciencia, estado, modelo moral, sabios, autodidactas.     Abstract This paper Analyzes the relationship between culture, politics and science taking into account the efforts of political authorities and the activities of amateur naturalists in Mar del Plata (General Pueyrredón, during the first half of the 20th century. This article shows how a great figure in the national as well as international scientific scene such as Florentino Ameghino had function as a model of local morality of exemplary characteristics. The above mentioned image was amalgamated with that of explorers and such self-taught naturalists as the members of the family Scaglia, who dedicated his life to the exploration of the most distant natural and human past of the region. These aspects were revealed in such different public events as the act and inaugural

  12. Investigation of COPD awareness in patients with newly diagnosed COPD%首诊慢性阻塞性肺疾病患者的疾病认知情况调查

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    万敏; 张巧; 李莹; 吴颖; 王长征; 马千里


    Objective To investigate and analyze awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD) in newly diagnosed patients. Methods Patients who were newly diagnosed with COPD in our hospital from March 2010 to March 2011 were enrolled. Patients' awareness of COPD was evaluated using Bristol COPD knowledge questionnaire (BCKQ). Results A total of 112 patients completed BCKQ with a score of 28.56 ±0.79 and correct rate of 43.94% (28.56/65). Patients' awareness was worse in "vaccination", "inhaled bronchodilator" , "antibiotics", "oral hormones" and "inhaled hormone" than other fields. BCKQ scores from patients with different severity of COPD were not significantly different (P =0. 060). Conclusion Patients, who were newly diagnosed as COPD, have little awareness of the disease, especially lack of awareness in treatment-related aspect, which delays the diagnosis and treatment of COPD.%目的 调查分析首诊慢性阻塞性肺疾病(chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,COPD)患者的疾病认知情况.方法 选择2010年3月至2011年3月在我专病门诊就诊的首诊为COPD的患者,采用COPD疾病认知问卷(bristol COPD knowledge questionnaire,BCKQ)进行测评.结果 共有112例患者完成评测,BCKQ得分为(28.56±0.79)分,正确率为43.94% (28.56/65),患者对“疫苗接种”、“吸入支气管扩张剂”、“抗生素”、“口服激素”和“吸入激素”5个方面的认知水平更差.不同COPD严重程度患者BCKQ评分无显著差异(P=0.060).结论 首诊COPD患者疾病认知水平低,特别是关于治疗方面的认知更为缺乏,并由此延误了COPD的诊断和治疗.

  13. Exploring the relationship between maternal iron status and offspring’s blood pressure and adiposity: a Mendelian randomization study

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    Full Text Available Nisreen A Alwan,1 Debbie A Lawlor,2 Harry J McArdle,3 Darren C Greenwood,4 Janet E Cade11Nutritional Epidemiology Group, School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; 2MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Research, University of Bristol, Bristol; 3Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen; 4Biostatistics Unit, Leeds Institute for Health, Genetics and Therapeutics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UKBackground: Iron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency worldwide. Experimental animal studies suggest that mothers deficient in iron during pregnancy are more likely to have offspring who become obese with high blood pressure. C282Y mutation carriers are more likely to have higher iron stores.Methods: We undertook an instrumental variable (IV analysis, using maternal C282Y as an indicator for the mother’s iron status, to examine its association with offspring blood pressure (BP, waist circumference (WC, and body mass index (BMI, and compared the results to that of ordinary least squares (OLS regression. Offspring of a sub-cohort of mothers from the UK Women’s Cohort Study (UKWCS were recruited in 2009–2010 (n = 348, mean age = 41 years. Their blood pressure, height, and weight were measured at their local general medical practice, and they were asked to self-measure their waist circumference. About half were offspring of C282Y carriers. Maternal ferritin was used as a biomarker of maternal iron status.Results: Maternal C282Y was strongly associated with maternal ferritin (mean difference per allele = 84 g/L, 95% confidence interval: 31–137, P = 0.002. Using IV analyses, maternal ferritin was not linked to offspring’s BP, BMI, or WC. The first stage F-statistic for the strength of the instrument was 10 (Kleibergen–Paap rk LM P = 0.009. Maternal ferritin was linked to offspring diastolic BP, WC, and BMI in univariable, but not in multivariable OLS analysis. There

  14. Potential Industrial Applications of the One Atmosphere Uniform Glow Discharge Plasma (OAUGDP) Operating in Ambient Air (United States)

    Reece Roth, J.


    : Volume I, Principles. Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia 1995, ISBN 0-7503-0318-2. [2] Roth, J. R. Industrial Plasma Engineering: Volume II Applications to Nonthermal Plasma Processing Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia. 2001, ISBN 0-7503-0545-2.

  15. Platinum anticancer drugs. From serendipity to rational design. (United States)

    Monneret, C


    The discovery of cis-platin was serendipitous. In 1965, Rosenberg was looking into the effects of an electric field on the growth of Escherichia coli bacteria. He noticed that bacteria ceased to divide when placed in an electric field but what Rosenberg also observed was a 300-fold increase in the size of the bacteria. He attributed this to the fact that somehow the platinum-conducting plates were inducing cell growth but inhibiting cell division. It was later deduced that the platinum species responsible for this was cis-platin. Rosenberg hypothesized that if cis-platin could inhibit bacterial cell division it could also stop tumor cell growth. This conjecture has proven correct and has led to the introduction of cis-platin in cancer therapy. Indeed, in 1978, six years after clinical trials conducted by the NCI and Bristol-Myers-Squibb, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved cis-platin under the name of Platinol(®) for treating patients with metastatic testicular or ovarian cancer in combination with other drugs but also for treating bladder cancer. Bristol-Myers Squibb also licensed carboplatin, a second-generation platinum drug with fewer side effects, in 1979. Carboplatin entered the U.S. market as Paraplatin(®) in 1989 for initial treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in established combination with other approved chemotherapeutic agents. Numerous platin derivatives have been further developed with more or less success and the third derivative to be approved in 1994 was oxaliplatin under the name of Eloxatin(®). It was the first platin-based drug to be active against metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with fluorouracil and folinic acid. The two others platin-based drugs to be approved were nedaplatin (Aqupla(®)) in Japan and lobaplatin in China, respectively. More recently, a strategy to overcome resistance due to interaction with thiol-containing molecules led to the synthesis of picoplatin in which one of the amines linked to Pt

  16. Comparison between neuropsychological evaluation instruments for severe dementia Comparação de instrumentos de avaliação neuropsicológica para a demência grave

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    José Roberto Wajman


    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To study the correlation between two tools for cognitive evaluation, Mini-Mental State Examination-severe (MMSE-s and Severe Impairment Battery (SIB, and the Bristol Daily Activities Functional Scale. METHOD: 50 patients from the Behavioral Neurology Section - EPM-UNIFESP - were evaluated. Mean age was 76.8±7.9 (range 57 to 95; 32% were males; mean education was 5.0±2.3 years (range 4 to 15; mean disease duration was 3.9±1.5 years (range 2 to 10. RESULTS: Preliminary results in a small sample drawn from the study group do indicate a difference between the three cognitive scales. SIB and MMSE-s had a better correlation with functional score than MMSE, and MMSE-s had a correlation slightly better than SIB. CONCLUSION: These data indicate that it is possible to follow dementia patients up to severe stage as long as adequate instruments are used, and that there may be differences between scales with regard to sensitivity.OBJETIVO: Avaliar a correlação entre dois instrumentos de avaliação cognitiva, o Mini-Exame do Estado Mental-grave (MEEM-g e a Bateria para Comprometimento Grave (SIB, e compara-los com a Escala Funcional de Atividades Diárias Bristol. MÉTODO: Foram avaliados 50 pacientes provenientes do Setor de Neurologia do Comportamento - UNIFESP-EPM - com idade entre 57 e 95 anos (média 76,84 anos, desvio-padrão 7,94 anos e mediana 77,00 anos; 16 (32,0% eram do sexo masculino; tempo de escolaridade era 4 a 15 anos (média 5,08±2,31 anos e mediana 4,00 anos. RESULTADOS: Foi possível observar aspectos de sensibilidade entre o MEEM tradicional e os outros dois instrumentos de avaliação para fases avançadas. CONCLUSÃO: É possível seguir acompanhando o paciente demenciado, mesmo em fases avançadas da doença, em relação às avaliações cognitiva e funcional.

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

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    Full Text Available Rowena MA Packer,1 Michael S Tivers2 1Department of Clinical Science and Services, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, 2School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Abstract: Brachycephalic (short-muzzled dogs are increasingly popular pets worldwide, with marked increases in registrations of breeds such as the Pug and French Bulldog over the past decade in the UK. Despite their popularity, many brachycephalic breeds are affected by an early-onset, lifelong respiratory disorder, brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS. This disorder arises due to a mismatch in the proportions of the skull and the soft tissues held within the nose and pharynx, resulting in obstruction of the airway during respiration. Increased airway resistance encourages secondary changes such as eversion of the laryngeal saccules and collapse of the larynx. Clinical signs of BOAS are often early onset and chronic, including dyspnea, exercise intolerance, heat intolerance, and abnormal and increased respiratory noise. Episodes of severe dyspnea can also occur, leading to cyanosis, syncope, and death. BOAS may have a severe impact upon the welfare of affected dogs, compromising their ability to exercise, play, eat, and sleep. Although a well-described condition, with surgical treatments for the palliation of this disorder published since the 1920s, many dogs still experience airway restrictions postsurgically and a compromised quality of life. In addition, the prevalence of this disorder does not appear to have substantially reduced in this time, and may have increased. Ultimately, strategies to improve the breeding of these dogs to prevent BOAS are required to improve brachycephalic health and welfare. Recent studies have revealed conformational risk factors associated with BOAS, such as short muzzles and thick necks, which should be discouraged to avoid perpetuating this serious disorder. Positive changes to brachycephalic

  18. Efficacy and safety of tiotropium Respimat® SMI in COPD in two 1-year randomized studies

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    Full Text Available Eric Bateman1, Dave Singh2, David Smith3, Bernd Disse4, Lesley Towse5, Dan Massey5, Jon Blatchford5, Demetri Pavia5, Rick Hodder61Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; 2University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; 3North Bristol Lung Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK; 4Boehringer Ingelheim, GmbH, Ingelheim, Germany; 5Boehringer Ingelheim, Ltd., Bracknell, Berkshire, UK; 6Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaAbstract: Two 1-year studies evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of tiotropium 5 or 10 μg versus placebo, inhaled via the Respimat® Soft MistTM Inhaler (SMI. The two studies were combined and had 4 co-primary endpoints (trough FEV1 response, Mahler Transition Dyspnea Index [TDI] and St George’s Respiratory Questionnaire scores all at week 48, and COPD exacerbations per patient-year. A total of 1990 patients with COPD participated (mean FEV1: 1.09 L. The mean trough FEV1 response of tiotropium 5 or 10 μg relative to placebo was 127 or 150 mL, respectively (both P < 0.0001. The COPD exacerbation rate was significantly lower with tiotropium 5 μg (RR = 0.78; P = 0.002 and tiotropium 10 μg (RR = 0.73; P = 0.0008; the health-related quality of life and Mahler TDI co-primary endpoints were significantly improved with both doses (both P < 0.0001. Adverse events were generally balanced except anticholinergic class effects, which were more frequent with active treatment. Fatal events occurred in 2.4% (5 μg, 2.7% (10 μg, and 1.6% (placebo of patients; these differences were not significant. Tiotropium Respimat® SMI 5 μg demonstrated sustained improvements in patients with COPD relative to placebo and similar to the 10 μg dose but with a lower frequency of anticholinergic adverse events.Keywords: COPD, exacerbations, FEV1, quality of life, Respimat

  19. Azúcar y Modernidad: La experimentación tecnológica de la oligarquía habanera: 1700-1820

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    Full Text Available The article discusses the mentality of modernization and technological experimentation which accompanied the enlightened elite of the Cuban sugar-producing oligarchy in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Data and documents show this powerful Havana group’s noted interest in increasing the production of the sweet produce, what drove them to engage with English factories to produce modern-designed milis and construction materials that made them more durable and powerful. We’ll show the diligence and persistence of the sugar-producing elite to achieve its economic and political goals and how through their spokesman Francisco de Arango y Parreño they demanded the King’s permission for a technologicalindustrial espionage trip through Europe and the Caribbean that helped them to introduce new machines and modern technology. The investment capital accumulated by some members of the elite and the negotiations of the management of the Royal Trading Company of Havana in Cádiz, Bristol and London were fundamental to this process.

    El artículo aborda la mentalidad de modernización y experimentación tecnológica que acompañó a la élite ilustrada de la oligarquía azucarera de Cuba entre los siglos XVIII y XIX. Se demuestra con datos y documentos el marcado interés de este poderoso grupo habanero por hacer crecer la producción del dulce, lo que los condujo a contratar, con fábricas inglesas, la producción de los molinos con un diseño moderno, y materiales constructivos que los hicieron más duraderos y potentes. Mostraremos la diligencia y persistencia de la élite azucarera para lograr sus objetivos económicos y políticos y cómo a través de su vocero Francisco de Arango y Parreño reclamaron al rey autorización para un periplo por Europa y el Caribe de espionaje tecnológico-industrial que les sirvió para introducir nuevas máquinas y tecnología moderna. En este proceso fue fundamental la inversión del capital acumulado

  20. Effect of nutrients on the biodegradation of tributyltin (TBT) by alginate immobilized microalga, Chlorella vulgaris, in natural river water

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    Jin Jing [MOE Key Laboratory of Aquatic Product Safety, School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China); Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Yang Lihua [MOE Key Laboratory of Aquatic Product Safety, School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China); Chan, Sidney M.N. [Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Luan Tiangang, E-mail: [MOE Key Laboratory of Aquatic Product Safety, School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China); Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Li Yan [MOE Key Laboratory of Aquatic Product Safety, School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China); Tam, Nora F.Y., E-mail: [Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon (Hong Kong)


    The removal and degradation of tributyltin (TBT) by alginate immobilized Chlorella vulgaris has been evidenced in our previously published work. The present study was further to investigate the effect of spiked nutrient concentrations on the TBT removal capacity and degradation in the same alginate immobilized C. vulgaris. During the 14-d experiment, compared to the control (natural river water), the spiked nutrient groups (50% or 100% nutrients of the commercial Bristol medium as the reference, marked as 1/2N or 1N) showed more rapid cell proliferation of microalgae and higher TBT removal rate. Moreover, significantly more TBT was adsorbed onto the alginate matrix, but less TBT was taken up by the algal cells of the nutrient groups than that of the control. Mass balance data showed that TBT was lost as inorganic tin in the highest degree in 1N group, followed by 1/2N group and the least was in the control, but the relative abundance of the intermediate products of debutylation (dibutyltin and monobutyltin) were comparable among three groups. In conclusion, the addition of nutrients in contaminated water stimulated the growth and physiological activity of C. vulgaris immobilized in alginate beads and improved its TBT degradation efficiency.