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  1. Oh,Brother

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    Zaheer Cassim

    2012-01-01

    For seven years I was king of the house. Then my younger brother was born. Our TV remote, clothing, the bigger bed and who gets the better seat on the couch are just a few things we fought over. And though we're now both in our 20s, our boyish battles still continue. But through the taunts. Bickering and occasional shoe throwing I'm grateful to have him around.

  2. 75 FR 71458 - Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc., Warner Brothers Theatrical Enterprises, Including Workers of...

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    2010-11-23

    ... published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2009 (74 FR 59254). At the request of a company official... Employment and Training Administration Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc., Warner Brothers Theatrical... Brothers Distributing, Inc., Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, Inc., Warner Brothers Studio...

  3. Myelodysplastic syndrome in two young brothers.

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    Hirose, M; Kawahito, M; Kuroda, Y

    1995-01-01

    We report the youngest cases of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in two brothers aged 7 and 2 years. The maternal grandfather and maternal grandmother had been exposed to radioactive fallout after the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima in 1945. The elder brother demonstrated pancytopenia with Atavism due to radioactive poisoning was suspected in the development of MDS in these two cases. PMID:7833267

  4. Familial Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis: Two Brothers

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    Aslı Feride Kaptanoğlu

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis (CRP is a rare disease presenting with keratotic pigmented papules located mostly on the chest, neck and trunk with unknown etiology. Genetic, keratinization abnormalities, abnormal host reaction to fungal or bacterial infections and endocrine diseases are suspected in the etiopathogenesis. The role of heredity in the pathogenesis of CRP arised with the familial case reports. There are sporadic case reports whereas familial reports are rare in the literature. Here, we present 22 and 20 year-old two brothers with familial confluent and reticulated papillomatosis. Our cases who live apart in different countries with different environments and climates, supply strong evidence for the genetic basis of the disease. This two brothers with CRP are presented due to rare familial occurence. (Turk J Dermatol 2012; 6: 108-10

  5. When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer

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    Tips on what to say to your friends, how to deal with stress, and where to find support – as well as information about cancer and cancer treatments, for young people who have a brother or sister with cancer.

  6. 78 FR 76969 - Wright Brothers Day, 2013

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    2013-12-19

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-30463 Filed 12-18-13; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295-F4 ... Orville Wright's airplane soared above the wind-blown banks of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, pushing the boundaries of human imagination and paving the way for over a century of innovation. On Wright Brothers...

  7. Extramammary Paget′s disease in two brothers

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    Xiaoting Zhang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Extramammary Paget′s disease (EMPD, which is considered to be an adenocarcinoma of the apocrine glands, is a rare, slow-growing neoplasm. The standard treatment for local EMPD is surgical resection, however, so far, no effective treatment is found for advanced EMPD. Trastuzumab, which is a recombinant monoclonal antibody against the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 HER2 has been proved to be effective in the treatment of advanced EMPD in some cases where HER2 protein is overexpressed. Herein, we report two cases of EMPD in two brothers. The younger brother who presented as local EMPD on the scrotum received surgical resection and had no recurrence in 15 months following. The older brother suffered from invasive EMPD also on the scrotum with inguinal region multiple metastatic lymph nodes and was treated with combination chemotherapy and Trastuzumab to target HER2 consecutively after a wide surgical excision.

  8. Hinsides post-Big Brother-syndromet. Produktion og reception af Big Brother i Nederland

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    Maarten Reesink

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Big Brother er den hidtil største succes inden for reality-soap-genren, og det første tv-format der aktivt benyttede de nye medier i forbindelse med tv-udsendelserne. Artiklen beskriver, hvordan idéen til programmet opstod, og hvordan programmet blev udviklet op til den første transmission i Neder- land i 1999. Desuden skitserer forfatteren de forskellige måder, hvorpå pro- grammet blev italesat i pressen op til og under den første udsendelses- række.

  9. Development of acute dystonia in three brothers due to metoclopramide

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    Ibrahim Silfeler

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available One of the agents that cause dystonic reactions is metoclopramide. In this study, we presented three individuals of the same family who were admitted to our hospital while receiving the treatment of metoclopramide because of developing acute dystonic reaction. Appropriate doses of metoclopramide therapy had begun to all brothers with a diagnosis of gastroenteritis. After receiving the first dose of medication, acute dystonia was observed within half an hour in these brothers who used metoclopramide. Thus, if there is a patient who developed acute dystonia in the same family due to metoclopramide, avoiding from use of metoclopramide will be beneficial for other members of the family.

  10. Lehman Brothers: What Did Markets Know?

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    Gehrig, Thomas; Haas, Marlene

    2014-01-01

    On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers Inc. announced their filing for bankruptcy. The reaction of Lehman's competitors and market participants to this bankruptcy filing announcement provides a unique field experiment of how the insolvency spills over to other financial institutions and how interconnectedness might trigger a financial crisis. Specifically, we analyze transaction prices of major U.S. investment and commercial banks prior to and after the bankruptcy. By decomposing their equity...

  11. The Lehman Brothers Effect and Bankruptcy Cascades

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    Pawe{\\l} Sieczka; Didier Sornette; Janusz A. Ho{\\l}yst

    2010-01-01

    Inspired by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and its consequences on the global financial system, we develop a simple model in which the Lehman default event is quantified as having an almost immediate effect in worsening the credit worthiness of all financial institutions in the economic network. In our stylized description, all properties of a given firm are captured by its effective credit rating, which follows a simple dynamics of co-evolution with the credit ratings of the other firms i...

  12. The failure resolution of Lehman Brothers

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    Fleming, Michael J.; Sarkar, Asani

    2013-01-01

    This study examines the resolution of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in order to clarify the sources of complexity in its resolution and to inform the debate on appropriate resolution mechanisms for financial institutions. The authors focus on the settlement of Lehman’s creditor and counterparty claims, especially those relating to over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, where much of the complexity of Lehman’s bankruptcy resolution was rooted. They find that creditors...

  13. The Mayo brothers: an American surgical legacy.

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    Toledo-Pereyra, Luis H

    2010-10-01

    Few in the history of surgery and just as few in the history of medicine can reach the level of clinical visibility as achieved by the Mayo brothers. The brothers changed the face of medicine while they were alive, and their fame and influence continued to grow after their death in 1939. The Mayo American surgical legacy had incredible proportions. The brothers systematically modified the field as few others had done before. They were great surgical innovators who took the surgical techniques of others and added a touch of their own to make the surgical procedure better and more secure. The Mayos were the stars regionally, nationally, and around the world. They attracted attention from their generation and occupied center stage long after. To speak of the Mayos is to speak of the quintessential American values of professionalism, respect, commitment, and caring for their fellow human beings. Their creation, the Mayo Clinic, surpassed the wildest hopes and predictions that anyone could have had regarding their best dreams. PMID:20874478

  14. The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy A: Overview

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    Rosalind Z. Wiggins; Thomas Piontek; Andrew Metrick

    2014-01-01

    On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank, sought Chapter 11 protection, initiating the largest bankruptcy proceeding in U.S. history. The demise of the 164-year old firm was a seminal event in the global financial crisis. Under the direction of its long-time Chief Executive Officer Richard Fuld, Lehman had been very successful pursuing a high-leverage, high-risk business model that required it to daily raise billions of dollars to fund its...

  15. Lehman Brothers - A Casualty of Constructive Ambiguity?

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    Flaaten, Gerhard

    2009-01-01

    This thesis seeks to explain the US Government's role in the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. It asks why Lehman did not find a solution in the market before it was too late, and why the Government did not bail Lehman out. The empirical account suggests that Lehman could have found a solution if this was its preference, and that the government did indeed, counter to the official explanation, have the power to rescue Lehman from bankruptcy. The thesis' stylized game theoretical...

  16. Should the US Government have Bailed Out Lehman Brothers?

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    Creed, Scott

    2010-01-01

    This research provides an analysis of whether the US government should have bailed out Lehman Brothers in the midst of the recent financial crisis. Both quantitative and qualitative factors have been analysed in order to bring together the numerous issues that surrounded the government’s monumental decision to allow Lehman Brothers to face bankruptcy. Comparisons have been made with other financial institutions who received financial support from the Federal Reserve to attempt to see if the...

  17. The Seven Brothers. The changing world of petrochemical multinationals

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    Since the eighties oil companies do not build their own drilling installations and refineries, but contract out such construction activities to engineering contractors. An overview is given of the market of the so-called Seven Brother (analogue to Seven Sisters for the oil companies) and the changes that are taking place at the moment. The Seven Brothers are Asea Brown Boveri (USA), Fluor Corp (US), Kvaerner ASA (Norway), Foster Wheeler (UK), Jacobs (USA), Morrison Knudsen (USA), and Parsons (UK)

  18. The Lehman Brothers effect and bankruptcy cascades

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    Sieczka, P.; Sornette, D.; Holyst, J. A.

    2011-08-01

    Inspired by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and its consequences on the global financial system, we develop a simple model in which the Lehman default event is quantified as having an almost immediate effect in worsening the credit worthiness of all financial institutions in the economic network. In our stylized description, all properties of a given firm are captured by its effective credit rating, which follows a simple dynamics of co-evolution with the credit ratings of the other firms in our economic network. The dynamics resembles the evolution of Potts spin-glass with external global field corresponding to a panic effect in the economy. The existence of a global phase transition, between paramagnetic and ferromagnetic phases, explains the large susceptibility of the system to negative shocks. We show that bailing out the first few defaulting firms does not solve the problem, but does have the effect of alleviating considerably the global shock, as measured by the fraction of firms that are not defaulting as a consequence. This beneficial effect is the counterpart of the large vulnerability of the system of coupled firms, which are both the direct consequences of the collective self-organized endogenous behaviors of the credit ratings of the firms in our economic network.

  19. I Am My Brother’s Keeper: The Impact of a Brother2Brother Program on African American Men in College

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    Maristella Zell

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available This qualitative study focuses on the perceived effects that Brother2Brother (B2B peer groups had on African American male college students in the Chicago area. Students’ perception of their educational and personal experiences, commitment to scholastic achievement, and integration into the campus environment were highlighted. Seven focus groups with members of B2B chapters yielded six themes: Academic Motivation, Personal Presentation, Validation of Emerging Skills, Personal Growth, Ethic of Collaboration, and Rewarded through Accountability. These themes demonstrated the importance of supporting the development of African American male collegians’ non-cognitive skills. Implications for educators and recommendations for higher education institutions are discussed.

  20. [Letterer-Siwe disease in half-brothers].

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    Pribluda, B A

    1986-01-01

    Letterer-Siwe disease is reported in half-brothers, 15 and 11 months old, with a duration of the disease about 2 and 1 month. A similar clinical picture manifested by hyperthermia, hepatosplenomegaly, moderate lymphadenopathy, cutaneous changes in one of the brothers, increasing hypochromic anemia, thrombocytopenia, as well as similar morphologic changes (marked histiocytic infiltration of the viscera, hemorrhages, necroses, neoplastic changes in the liver and lungs of one boy) allowed differentiation of familial hemophagocytic histiocytosis from Letterer-Siwe disease in one family. PMID:3827626

  1. Environmental behaviour of radioactivity from Chernobyl: Brothers Water study

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    A study has been carried out to examine the short term behaviour of Chernobyl derived radionuclides together with the longer term patterns of transport of weapons fallout derived 137Cs first studied on the Brothers Water catchment in the English Lake District in the 1970's. Chernobyl derived radiocaesium is observable in the soils and lake sediments of the catchment. 210Pb dating and diatom analysis were used to confirm that the lake sediments sampled were undisturbed. A simple box model is used to estimate radionuclide inventories in Brothers Water Lake sediments. Estimates derived using this model are reasonably consistent with estimates obtained from a variety of other sources. (author)

  2. Brothers delay menarche and the onset of sexual activity in their sisters

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    Milne, Fritha H.; Judge, Debra S.

    2010-01-01

    The higher costs of sons compared with daughters extends to a negative effect of brothers on the lifetime reproductive success of their siblings in subsistence and preindustrial societies. In societies with fewer resource constraints, one might expect that these effects would be limited or non-existent. This study investigates the costs of brothers and sisters in a contemporary western society of adult Australians. Girls with elder brothers had a delayed age at menarche. Younger brothers were...

  3. Brothers and Sisters: A Source of Support for Children in School?

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    Hadfield, Lucy; Edwards, Rosalind; Mauthner, Melanie

    2006-01-01

    Whilst UK schools move towards U.S "big brother" style mentoring systems for children, are actual brothers and sisters becoming an invisible source of support to deal with bullying in everyday life? This paper reports on research with children aged 7-13 about their experiences and understandings of their relationships with their brothers and…

  4. Prolegomenon to the Study of "Brother" as a Male Family Role.

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    Arkin, William

    1979-01-01

    Directs the reader to sibling gender relationships. Patterns of intimacy in brother-brother and brother-sister relationships are identified. Masculine gender role patterns were expressed more frequently than classic sibling rivalry. Sisters, not mothers, were discovered to be the primary socializing agent for some of men's intimate relationships…

  5. Isolated Penile Torsion in Brothers: A Case Report

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    Metin Gunduz

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Penile torsion can be congenital and associated with hypospadias and chordee, or can be acquired after circumcision. The incidence of isolated neonatal penile torsion was 1.7 to 27% in the literature. The majority were between 10 and deg; and 20 and deg;. Generally, torsion was to the left in cases. The techniques for correction of penile torsion described in the literature are penile de-gloving and reattaching of skin, resection of Buck's fascia incising the base of the penis and removing angular ellipses of corporeal tissue with subsequent plication of tunica, and dorsal dartos flap rotation in severe cases. In conclusion, penile torsion may be familial. Therefore, brothers should be examined carefully. The degloving and realignment technique is successful in isolated penile torsion. [Arch Clin Exp Surg 2012; 1(2.000: 122-124

  6. Big Brother gør sit indtog

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    Moeslund, Thomas B.

    På grund af frygten for terror er vi i dag parate til at acceptere en grad af overvågning, der før i tiden gav mindelser om George Orwells dystopi 1984. Teknisk er der dog betydelige udfordringer i at få IT-systemerne til at opføre sig som Big Brother. Udgivelsesdato: December...

  7. Freud on Brothers and Sisters: A Neglected Topic

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    Sherwin-White, Susan

    2007-01-01

    This paper explores Freud's developing thought on brothers and sisters, and their importance in his psychoanalytical writings and clinical work. Freud's work on sibling psychology has been seriously undervalued. This paper aims to give due recognition to Freud's work in this area. (Contains 1 note.)

  8. American Heroism Seen From the Band of Brothers

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    武莹

    2009-01-01

    Band of Brothers is a mirror of American heroism. It shows us a clear view of what is really American heroism, which spiritually leads the American society, not only in the American history, but also in the recent development of the nation.

  9. The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy D: The Role of Ernst & Young

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    Rosalind Z. Wiggins; Rosalind L. Bennett; Andrew Metrick

    2014-01-01

    For many years prior to its demise, Lehman Brothers employed Ernst & Young (EY) as the firm’s independent auditors to review its financial statements and express an opinion as to whether they fairly represented the company’s financial position. EY was supposed to try to detect fraud, determine whether a matter should be publicly disclosed, and communicate certain issues to Lehman’s Board audit committee. After Lehman filed for bankruptcy, it was discovered that the firm had employed questiona...

  10. The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy B: Risk Limits and Stress Tests

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    Rosalind Z. Wiggins; Andrew Metrick

    2014-01-01

    Investment banks are in the business of taking calculated risks. Risk management infrastructure facilitates the safe pursuit of profits and the balancing of associated risks. By 2006, Lehman Brothers was thought to have a very respectable risk management system, and even its regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission, viewed its risk framework as being fully compliant with regulatory requirements. In its public disclosures, Lehman characterized its risk controls as “meaningful constrai...

  11. Financial Distress and Corporate Governance around Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy

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    Xavier Brédart

    2014-01-01

    United States faced a growing number of corporate bankruptcies during the subprime crisis. This article is intended to determine the effectiveness of some governance mechanisms on the financial distress probability of companies over the period 2007–2009. This period is divided into two parts; we take the date of filing for chapter 11 of the company Lehman Brothers (15 December, 2008) as the cutting point between the mortgage and the financial phases of the crisis. Aiming to highlight the infl...

  12. An analysis of Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and Repo 105 transactions

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    Charles Hines; Jerry Kreuze; Sheldon Langsam

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, with particular focus on its use of Repo 105 transactions. Design/methodology/approach – The use of the Lehman's bankruptcy report produced in part by Anton R. Valukas was used as a basis to explain how Lehman maintained acceptable leverage ratios through the use of Repo 105 transactions to paint a better picture of its financial position than actually existed. Findings – The study concludes that Lehman's...

  13. Celebrity Big Brother, Human Rights and Popular Culture

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    Gies, Lieve

    2009-01-01

    The British reality show Celebrity Big Brother caused great controversy in January 2007 when remarks made by a few contestants, most notably the reality TV star Jade Goody, and targeted at a fellow Indian contestant, were widely read as racist. In this paper, I analyse the race incident against the backdrop of a progressively expansive legal framework offering recognition for human dignity, equality and cultural diversity, most importantly through the Human Rights Act 1998. The Act aims to pr...

  14. Isolated co-lipase deficiency in two brothers.

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    Hildebrand, H; Borgström, B.; Békássy, A; Erlanson-Albertsson, C; Helin, I

    1982-01-01

    Two normally developed Assyrian brothers with isolated pancreatic co-lipase deficiency are described. They presented at the age of 5-6 years with loose stools. They had steatorrhoea, and analysis of exocrine pancreatic enzymes in the small intestine showed co-lipase deficiency, while amylase, chymotrypsin, trypsin and lipase were normal. Intraduodenal infusion of purified co-lipase improved fat digestion measured by the triolein breath test. Their steatorrhoea diminished on treatment with ent...

  15. The comparison of family types in fairy tales by brothers Grimm and H. C. Andersen

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    Šček, Marjeta

    2014-01-01

    The present thesis entitled The Comparison of Family Types in Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm and H. C. Andersen consists of two parts: the theoretical and the empirical part. The first part is a brief summary of opuses and biographies of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, followed by a section describing several different definitions of families and family types. The second part is an analysis of ten fairy tales by brothers Grimm: The Frog King, or Iron Henry, Little Brother ...

  16. The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy G: The Special Case of Derivatives

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    Rosalind Z. Wiggins; Andrew Metrick

    2014-01-01

    When it filed for bankruptcy protection in September 2008, Lehman Brothers was an active participant in the derivatives market and was party to 906,000 derivative transactions of all types under 6,120 ISDA Master Agreements with an estimated notional value of $35 trillion. The majority of Lehman’s derivatives were bilateral agreements not traded on an exchange but in the over-the-counter (OTC) market. Because derivatives enjoyed an exemption from the automatic stay provisions of the U.S. Bank...

  17. The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy H: The Global Contagion

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    Rosalind Z. Wiggins; Andrew Metrick

    2014-01-01

    When Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, it was the largest such filing in U.S. history and a huge shock to the world’s financial markets, which were already stressed from the deflated housing bubble and questions about subprime mortgages. Lehman was the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank with assets of $639 billion and its operations spread across the globe. Lehman’s clients and counterparties began to disclose millions of dollars of potential losses as they accounte...

  18. Living with a Brother Who Has an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Sister's Perspective

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    Connell, Zara O.; Halloran, Maeve O.; Doody, Owen

    2016-01-01

    People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are born into families and influence family functioning both positively and negatively. One of the most enduring relationships a person with ASD will have is their relationship with a brother or sister. Services for people with ASD should provide effective support to families, which include brothers,…

  19. ADR and financial disputes in Hong Kong: The Lehman Brothers experience and the way forward

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    Gu, W.

    2011-01-01

    This article critically discusses the Lehman Brothers-related Investment Products Dispute Resolution Mediation and Arbitration Scheme and the proposed establishment of a permanent Financial Dispute Resolution Centre in Hong Kong in the light of regulatory gaps and other problems revealed by the Lehman Brothers saga.

  20. Cryptorchidism concordance in monozygotic and dizygotic twin brothers, full brothers, and half-brothers

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    Jensen, Morten Søndergaard; Toft, Gunnar; Thulstrup, Ane Marie; Henriksen, Tine Brink; Olsen, Jørn; Christensen, Kaare; Bonde, Jens Peter

    2010-01-01

    To study concordance rates of cryptorchidism (undescended testis) in pairs of boys with varying family structure, to evaluate the risk contribution from the intrauterine environment and genetic factors.......To study concordance rates of cryptorchidism (undescended testis) in pairs of boys with varying family structure, to evaluate the risk contribution from the intrauterine environment and genetic factors....

  1. Familial Sarcoidosis: About Two Brothers and Prevalence Value in a Middle Eastern City

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    Georges Khalil

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease with no definite etiology, but a lot of potential precipitating factors. Familial sarcoidosis was mentioned in the literature long time ago and has been associated with different HLA phenotypes with a prevalence reaching values up to 4% and more; however, it was never studied in the Middle East. This article reports a case of sarcoidosis in two Lebanese brothers with the HLA phenotype related and estimates the prevalence of familial sarcoidosis in all cases of sarcoidosis treated by internists and pneumologists in a regional hospital where these brothers were treated. In our study, the HLA type (DRB was similar to the familial polish cases and the familial prevalence of around 1.4 %, was much lower than that reported elsewhere.

  2. The Dardenne Brothers and the Invisible Ethical Drama: Faith without Faith

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    John Caruana

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The cinema of the Dardenne brothers represents a new kind of cinema, one that challenges a number of our conventional ways of thinking about the distinction between religion and secularism, belief and unbelief. Their films explore the intricacies of spiritual and ethical transformations as they are experienced within embodied, material life. These features of their cinema will be examined primarily through the lens of Emmanuel Levinas’s philosophy of the imbrication of the drama of existence and the ethical intrigue of self and Other. The work of the Dardenne brothers can be understood as an attempt to express what I describe as a “faith without faith”—a recognition of the absolute centrality of belief for the development of a responsible subject but in the absence of a traditional faith in a personal deity.

  3. Discussing the Life of the Others: Doing Ethnography in the Brazilian Big Brother Fan Community

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    Bruno Campanella

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present some of the initial results of ethnographic research conducted in early 2008 with the online fan community of the Brazilian Big Brother (BBB. After a brief introduction to some of the challenges faced by ethnographic work on television audiences in the last couple of decades, the current piece will explore some of the main characteristics constituting this new social space. Beyond the gossiping, and the more immediate talks about behaviors and game strategies of the Big Brother housemates, these forums sometimes trigger exchanges about Brazilian society at large, and the role of television broadcasting in general. Nonetheless, a closer inspection reveals how the debates found in the community are themselves permeated by the participants' struggle for status.

  4. Plan de marketing empresa 2Brothers. S.A.S.

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    2012-01-01

    A través de este trabajo se abordó el caso de una compañía nacional llamada 2Brothers. S.A.S., la cual lleva un año en el mercado ofreciendo servicios de marketing digital a empresas medianas y pequeñas de Colombia, más específicamente en su área de influencia Bogotá; aquí se evaluó todo el entorno en el cual se desempeña la empresa analizando desde su contexto interno y externo para saber como era su mercado y así poder identificar tanto sus fortalezas como debilidades y sus oportunidades y ...

  5. Dyke-davidoff-masson syndrome: cases of two brothers and literature review.

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    Park, Kyung-Il; Chung, Jae-Myun; Kim, Ji-Young

    2014-06-01

    Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome (DDMS) has cerebral hemiatrophy and compensatory ipsilateral skull thickening, and is manifested by recurrent seizures and hemiparesis. We present one case with typical DDMS, who had a brother suffering from epilepsy with mild imaging abnormality relevant to DDMS and similar seizure semiology. A 26-year-old man had a history of developmental delay, mental retardation, hemiparesis and recurrent seizures. His brother, 23-year-old man had also experienced recurrent seizures, but he had no neurological deficits. Older brother experienced focal motor seizures with/without secondary generalization. Sometimes, he noted an auditory aura. MRI demonstrated the hemispheric atrophy with the adjacent bony hypertrophy. The seizures of younger brother were mainly of the auditory type and the MRI showed mild hemispheric atrophy with hippocampal sclerosis without any bony change. Our sibling cases might have a familial predisposition and support the idea that clinical courses and radiological findings of DDMS are varied even within one family. PMID:24977128

  6. Acceptance, humanity and emotional excess: The politics of queer suffering in Big Brother UK

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    Lovelock, M.

    2016-01-01

    While the reality television phenomenon Big Brother has received much scholarly attention, its past and present status as space of prolific representation for lesbian,gay, bisexual, transgender identities has been largely uninterrogated. This article seeks to address this gap, focusing on Big Brother UK. In contrast to popular claims that the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender participants within the show has engendered a climate of ‘tolerance’ and ‘acceptance’ for sexual minori...

  7. The Political Capacities of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt : Goals, Opportunities & Strategies

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    2007-01-01

    This thesis explores the political capacity, defined as both abilities as well as opportunities, of the Egyptian Islamist social movement, the Muslim Brothers, in the Mubarak era. The Islamist social movement, the Muslim Brothers, still not allowed by the Egyptian regime to form a political party nor to engage in political activities as a civil association, won 19 % of the seats in Parliament in the election in November-December 2005. This is the strongest performance by an Egyptian oppositio...

  8. Like Brother, Like Sister? The Importance of Family Background for Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills

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    Anger, Silke; Schnitzlein, Daniel D.

    2013-01-01

    This paper estimates sibling correlations in cognitive skills and non-cognitive skills to evaluate the importance of family background for skill formation. The study is based on a large representative German dataset, which includes IQ test scores and measures of personality (locus of control, reciprocity, Big Five) for brothers and sisters. Using a Restricted Maximum Likelihood (REML) model we find substantial influences of family background on the skills of both brothers and sisters. Sibling...

  9. Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome: Cases of Two Brothers and Literature Review

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    Park, Kyung-Il; Chung, Jae-Myun; Kim, Ji-Young

    2014-01-01

    Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome (DDMS) has cerebral hemiatrophy and compensatory ipsilateral skull thickening, and is manifested by recurrent seizures and hemiparesis. We present one case with typical DDMS, who had a brother suffering from epilepsy with mild imaging abnormality relevant to DDMS and similar seizure semiology. A 26-year-old man had a history of developmental delay, mental retardation, hemiparesis and recurrent seizures. His brother, 23-year-old man had also experienced recurrent ...

  10. Organisational Strategic Human Resource Management – The Case of Lehman Brothers

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    Weng Marc Lim

    2012-01-01

    The emergence of the subprime mortgage crisis – an ongoing economic problem of contracted liquidity in the global credit markets and banking system, in the U.S. has wracked the operations of Lehman Brothers tremendously as their finances were dealt with a huge blow. Continuous hardcore influence of the external environment has further pressurised the human resource aspect of Lehman Brothers. Indefinite effects such as layoff backfire, workers’ dissatisfaction, and employment law issues were f...

  11. Pád banky Lehman Brothers a jeho příčiny

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    Marešová, Veronika

    2010-01-01

    The bachelor's thesis deals with the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the analysis of possible factors that contributed to the collapse. In the introductory section are explained the investment banking, securitization, which played an important role not only in bank failure, but also in financial crisis, and there is also mention of regulation and its relation to the crisis and Lehman Brothers. The thesis also deals with the description of the bank's collapse in the context of other events in ...

  12. Transmission of the fra(X) haplotype from three nonpenetrant brothers to their affected grandsons.

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    Kirkilionis, A J; Chudley, A E; Greenberg, C R; Yan, D L; McGillivray, B; Hamerton, J L

    1992-06-01

    We report on a family showing transmission of the fra(X) gene by 3 nonpenetrant, fra(X) negative, normally intelligent, full and half-brothers to their affected grandsons. The mothers of the affected boys are obligate carriers, fra(X) negative, and of normal intelligence. This family illustrates the "Sherman Paradox" and is compatible with the predictions of the Laird X-inactivation imprinting model. In addition, molecular and/or cytogenetic studies have enabled at-risk relatives to learn more about their carrier fra(X) status and have allowed for more accurate genetic counselling. PMID:1605253

  13. Reluctant Romantics – On the fairy tale poetics of the Brothers Grimm and their relationship to German Romanticism

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    Isabel dos Santos

    2014-01-01

    The legacy of the Brothers Grimm continues to fascinate readers and researchers alike. The 200-year anniversary of the first publication of their fairy tales sparked a renewed interest in the life, work and times of the brothers. Fascinated by the past, by the political present and by the literary future of Romanticism, the Brothers Grimm stayed together in an unusual working union. They established what was to become German philology and published many invaluable works on language and histor...

  14. Evaluation of dredged material proposed for ocean disposal from South Brother Island Channel, New York

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    Barrows, E.S.; Gardiner, W.W.; Antrim, L.D.; Gruendell, B.D.; Word, J.Q.; Tokos, J.J.S. [Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sequim, Washington (United States)

    1996-09-01

    South Brother Island Channel was one of seven waterways that the US Army Crops of Engineers-New York District requested the Battelle/Marine Sciences Laboratory to sample and evaluate for dredging and disposal. Tests and analyses were conducted on South Brother Island Channel sediment core samples and evaluations were performed. The evaluation of proposed dredged material from South Brother Island Channel included bulk sediment chemical analyses, chemical analyses of site water and elutriate, water-column and benthic acute toxicity tests, and bioaccumulation studies. Individual sediment core samples collected from Souther Brother Island Channel were analyzed for grain size, moisture content, and total organic carbon. a composite sediment sample, representing the entire area proposed for dredging, was analyzed for bulk density, specific gravity, metals, chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyl congers, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, and 1,4- dichlorobenzene. Site water and elutriate water, prepared from the suspended-particle phase of South Brother Island Channel sediment, were analyzed for metals, pesticides, and PCBs.

  15. PIONEERS OF THE PRESS IN MOZAMBIQUE: João Albasini and his brother

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    Fernanda Grabauska

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper is the first of a series of writings about pioneer journalists in the history of the Mozambican press. Since the second half of the XIX century, the Mozambican press began its development with João Albasini and his brother, José Albasini. João Albasini is considered the first journalist of Mozambique. He created the newspapers “O Africano” (“The African” and “O Brado Africano” (“The African Shout” respectively. This article provides a quick historical background of the country in the late XIX century and examines the contributions of the Albasini brothers to journalism, focused especially on the Grêmio Africano (African Guild. “O Brado Africano” is considered to be the newspaper in which the most important writers of Mozambique began publishing their texts, while João Albasini himself is the author of a posthumous book which inaugurated the country’s literary period.

  16. Two brothers with an unbalanced 8;17 translocation and infantile pyloric stenosis.

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    Hodgson, S V; Berry, A C; Dunbar, H M

    1995-12-01

    Two half-brothers are described who had developmental delay and minor dysmorphic features, both of whom had operative treatment for pyloric stenosis. They had identical unbalanced karyotypes: 46,XY,-17,+der(17)t(8;17) (q24;q25). This was inherited from their mother who had the balanced form of the translocation. She was of normal intelligence and had no history of pyloric stenosis herself or in her extended family. It is suggested that the unbalanced chromosomal rearrangement could have been associated with the development of pyloric stenosis in these two brothers. PMID:8835331

  17. Music Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses: The Case of Avsenik Brothers Ensemble

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    Ramšak, Mojca

    2015-01-01

    The Avsenik Brothers Ensemble is by far the most successful Slovene music group performing popular-national music, having sold 36 million albums worldwide and having been featured in more than 10,000 live shows. Year 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of successful music-making for the brothers Slavko Avsenik and Vilko Ovsenik. Today the family music tradition is actively pursued by Slavko’s son Gregor, and grandson Sašo, who continue the artistry of the Avseniks and oversee the family business...

  18. Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse: Brother-Sister Incest Does Not Differ from Father-Daughter and Stepfather-Stepdaughter Incest.

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    Cyr, Mireille; Wright, John; McDuff, Pierre; Perron, Alain

    2002-01-01

    A study compared 72 girls (ages 5-16) sexually abused by brothers, fathers, or stepfathers. Results suggested few differences in characteristics of sexual abuse. However, penetration was much more frequent in the sibling incest group. More victims of fathers and brothers manifested clinically significant distress (90%), than stepfather victims…

  19. Cobb′s collar occurring in two brothers in a family: A rare entity revisited

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    Partha Pal

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Most urethral strictures arise from iatrogenic, traumatic, or inflammatory causes. We report the familial occurrence of a congenital bulbar urethral stricture in two brothers. Retrograde and voiding cystourethrography was performed. A Cobb′s collar was diagnosed after radiological and endoscopic evaluation in both cases and was successfully managed with urethroplasty. Cobb′s collar is a rarely recognized cause of a membranous stricture of bulbar urethra that can lead to several urinary problems. In cases of adolescent and young adults presenting with symptoms of progressive urinary obstruction and enuresis with or without urinary tract infection, Cobb′s collar can be seen as a minor constriction in the bulbar urethra, but is not frequently symptomatic, and the familial occurrence of such a stricture is even rarer.

  20. Old Instruments, New Agendas: The Chemical Brothers and the ARP 2600

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    Hans T. Zeiner-Henriksen

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A preference for old vintage music equipment is widespread in electronic dance music. My point of departure for a discussion of this phenomenon is an interview from Keyboard magazine in which the members of the production duo the Chemical Brothers proclaim their fascination with an old analogue synthesizer. Two diverse theoretical approaches will inform and nuance my narrative here. Wiebe E. Bijker’s sociotechnical approach to the development of technology will highlight stages and processes in the transition from analogue to digital technology. In addition, Sarah Thornton’s concept of subcultural capital will direct attention to the old instrument as a prestige item that serves to maintain power structures within the electronic dance music culture.

  1. CONFESSION AND REPENTANCE IN F. M. DOSTOYEVSKY'S NOVEL THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV

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    Denis Vladimirovich Vasil'ev

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the meaning of a penitential confession in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. It is noted that the penitential confession in the novel exempts from the burden of guilt, allowing the confessor to get rid of spiritual suff erings through the compassion of the person who accepts the confession and shares the guilt with the sinner. It is emphasized that repentance is inseparably linked with overcoming the sense of shame before public exposure and self-obsession with one’s reputation. The attention is paid to mutual confessions in the novel aft er which the heroes step on the path towards transformation. It is concluded that penitential confessions of heroes result in their revival and spiritual renewal, as each of them is given a chance to endure spiritual revolution, to overcome the "hell" and to confirm the validity of Zosima’s idea about common guilt and responsibility.

  2. Exercise electrocardiogram testing in two brothers with different outcome – a case study exercise testing in master cyclists

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Christoph Alexander Rüst,1 Beat Knechtle,1,2 Thomas Rosemann11Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 2Gesundheitszentrum St Gallen, St Gallen, SwitzerlandAbstract: The cases of two brothers training and competing as master cyclists and both preparing for a cycling tour are presented. The older brother aged 66 years went first to the primary care physician and presented with an asymptomatic depression in the exercise stress test of the ST segment in V5 and V6 during recovery after complete exhaustion. Coronary angiography revealed a multi vessel coronary artery disease and he underwent bypass surgery. One year later, he successfully completed his planned cycling tour of ~600 km in seven stages and covering ~12,000 m of total ascent. The younger brother aged 59 years went a few months later to the primary care physician and also performed asymptomatic exercise stress testing without changes in the ST segments. Unfortunately, 2 months later he suffered a cardiac arrest during his cycling tour and survived following immediate successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the road by his cycling colleagues. Immediate invasive coronary arteriography showed a complete stenosis of the trunk of arteria coronaria sinistra (left coronary artery, a 40%–50% stenosis of ramus circumflexus, and a 20% stenosis of arteria coronaria dextra (right coronary artery. The left coronary artery was dilated and he continued cycling 2 months later. In both brothers, familial hypercholesterolemia was the main cardiovascular risk factor for the multi vessel coronary artery disease. A negative exercise electrocardiogram in siblings with an increased risk for coronary artery disease seemed not to exclude an advanced multi vessel coronary artery disease. In master athletes with asymptomatic exercise electrocardiogram but a positive family history, further examinations should be performed in order to detect

  3. Blood Brothers: Albert and Allen Hughes in the Belly of the Hollywood Beast.

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    Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

    1994-01-01

    Recounts an interview with the Hughes brothers, who are twin black men who produced the film "Menace 2 Society," which is a film about urban delinquency and crime among black adolescents. Their comments include thoughts on racism, media stereotyping, being black in America, and their experiences with Hollywood. (GLR)

  4. My Brother as "Problem": Neoliberal Governmentality and Interventions for Black Young Men and Boys

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    Dumas, Michael J.

    2016-01-01

    In this article, the author argues that the Obama Administration's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative serves as an exemplar of neoliberal governmentality, in which Black young men and boys are constructed as essentially damaged, as problems in need of a technocratic public--private solution. More than simply an ideological imposition from above…

  5. The Irish Christian Brothers and the National Board of Education: Challenging the Myths

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    McLaughlin, Denis

    2008-01-01

    For close to 170 years the general consensus from historians has been that Edmund Rice, who founded the Irish Christian Brothers in 1802, was an unenthusiastic applicant to the National Board of Education in Ireland in 1832 and later withdrew his schools because he believed his education was incompatible with the philosophy underpinning the…

  6. Another Look at Vividness in the Trial of Two Vietnamese Brothers.

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    Bresnahan, Mary I.

    A study examined the trial of People v. Tien (two Vietnamese brothers named defendants in an assault case). In order to understand better the relationship between supportive speech acts and credibility, the study examined how the attorney elicited vivid testimony. One of the ways in which an attorney yields control of testimony to a witness is by…

  7. Brother-Sister Incest: Data from Anonymous Computer-Assisted Self Interviews

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    Stroebel, Sandra S.; O'Keefe, Stephen L.; Beard, Keith W.; Kuo, Shih-Ya; Swindell, Samuel; Stroupe, Walter

    2013-01-01

    Retrospective data were entered anonymously by 1,521 adult women using computer-assisted self interview. Forty were classified as victims of brother-sister incest, 19 were classified as victims of father-daughter incest, and 232 were classified as victims of sexual abuse by an adult other than their father before reaching 18 years of age. The…

  8. The Liability of Having Brothers: Paying for College and the Sex Composition of the Family.

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    Powell, Brian; Steelman, Lala Carr

    1989-01-01

    Examines effects that the sex composition of family has upon ways in which families finance higher education. Finds that as the number of brothers increases, the likelihood that a student will meet his financial obligation through means other than parental contribution becomes greater. Suggests sex composition is a structural element of the…

  9. Family Configuration and Achievement: Effects of Birth Order and Family Size in a Sample of Brothers.

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    Olneck, Michael R.; Bills, David B.

    1979-01-01

    Birth order effects in brothers were found to derive from difference in family size. Effects for family size were found even with socioeconomic background controlled. Nor were family size effects explained by parental ability. The importance of unmeasured preferences or economic resources that vary across families was suggested. (Author/RD)

  10. Learning English through Social Interaction: The Case of "Big Brother 2006," Finland

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    Kaanta, Leila; Jauni, Heidi; Leppanen, Sirpa; Peuronen, Saija; Paakkinen, Terhi

    2013-01-01

    In line with recent Conversation Analytic work on language learning as situated practice, this article investigates how interactants can create language learning opportunities for themselves and others in and through social interaction. The study shows how the participants of "Big Brother Finland," a reality TV show, whose main…

  11. Wat je ziet, ben je zelf. Big Brother: lust, leven en lijden voor de camera

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    H.J.G. Beunders (Henri)

    2000-01-01

    textabstractHenri Beunders, hoogleraar aan de Erasmus Universiteit te Rotterdam, is van huis uit historicus en heeft zich gespecialiseerd in de geschiedenis van de media. In dit razendsnel geschreven en geproduceerde boek geeft hij een evaluatie van het tv-programma Big Brother. Hij heeft uit de aar

  12. Primary lymphoma of the brain in a young man whose brother died of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: Case report

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    Džoljić Eleonora

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. We represent the unique occurrence of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL in a patient whose brother died of genetically confirmed hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH. Case Outline. We report a case of a 25-year-old male patient with primary aggressive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma affecting the brain and PCNSL. Despite one year of medical treatment outcome was lethal. However, our patient had a relatively longer survival compared to median survival time for PCNSL. Additionally, he had two older brothers who died at the age of about 11 years. One died of fulminate malignancy, shortly after pediatric admission, before the diagnosis could be established. The other one died from genetically confirmed (perforin mutation/PRF1 HLH. Our patient was heterozygous carrier of perforin mutation representing the genetic marker for HLH. Our patient’s father was the carrier of the same mutation but had no symptoms of any disease. Conclusion. This case points at the presence of HLH and diffuse large B-cell PCNSL in brothers. Extensive assessment of patients with probable PCNSL and familial HLH is necessary, including genetic analysis for HLH. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 175090

  13. Reluctant Romantics – On the fairy tale poetics of the Brothers Grimm and their relationship to German Romanticism

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    Isabel dos Santos

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The legacy of the Brothers Grimm continues to fascinate readers and researchers alike. The 200-year anniversary of the first publication of their fairy tales sparked a renewed interest in the life, work and times of the brothers. Fascinated by the past, by the political present and by the literary future of Romanticism, the Brothers Grimm stayed together in an unusual working union. They established what was to become German philology and published many invaluable works on language and history, myths and folk tales. This article will focus on the brothers’ place in German Romanticism through their contribution of fairy tales. The period was marked by political and philosophical thought that emphasised authentic experienced and the spiritual unity of art, science and philosophy. There was a strong call for national emancipation. Literature was required to embody this unity through an established national literature founded on German folk traditions. The Grimms seemed to have heeded that call. But a careful study reveals that their intentions were motivated less by the literary movement than by their own strong convictions which they upheld even at the cost of compromising the authenticity they claimed to uphold in their poetics. The many controversies regarding the origins, collection and editing of the fairy tales is inextricably linked to the brothers’ difficult relationship with the Romantic Movement. Two hundred years later, this article seeks to give an appraisal of the Brothers’ motivation for their poetics and of the research conducted thus far.

  14. Extreme intrafamilial variability of Saudi brothers with primary hyperoxaluria type 1

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    Alfadhel M

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    Full Text Available Majid Alfadhel,1 Khalid A Alhasan,2 Mohammed Alotaibi,3 Khalid Al Fakeeh41Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2Division of Nephrology Department of Pediatrics, King Saud University King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Radiology, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 4Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaBackground: Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1 is characterized by progressive renal insufficiency culminating in end-stage renal disease, and a wide range of clinical features related to systemic oxalosis in different organs. It is caused by autosomal recessive deficiency of alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase due to a defect in AGXT gene.Case report: Two brothers (one 6 months old; the other 2 years old presented with acute renal failure and urinary tract infection respectively. PH1 was confirmed by high urinary oxalate level, demonstration of oxalate crystals in bone biopsy, and pathogenic homozygous known AGXT gene mutation. Despite the same genetic background, same sex, and shared environment, the outcome of the two siblings differs widely. While one of them died earlier with end-stage renal disease and multiorgan failure caused by systemic oxalosis, the older brother is pyridoxine responsive with normal development and renal function.Conclusion: Clinicians should be aware of extreme intrafamilial variability of PH1 and international registries are needed to characterize the genotype-phenotype correlation in such disorder.Keywords: primary hyperoxaluria, oxalosis, PH1, intrafamilial variability

  15. "They Treat Objects Like Women, Man." The Representation and Examination of Feminist Attitudes in the Films of the Coen Brothers

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    Guðrún Halla Jóhannsdóttir 1990

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    This essay serves as an exploration of the representation and presentation of the Female in the works of the Coen Brothers – more specifically in six of their films (Blood Simple, Barton Fink, Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, A Serious Man). A portrayal of the depressing reality and lack which the Female is faced with will be examined along with dependency on the Male in the Coen brother's fictional universe. The essay will mostly be utilizing the works of such theorists a...

  16. "Southern Pop Culture and the Literary Tradition in O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

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    Bjerre, Thomas Ærvold

    2009-01-01

    Southern literature, particularly William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor. These references, along with the mosaic of cultural icons from Southern history, serve to create a  postmodern fantasy of the South, in which the Coen brothers play out their tale. By fusing tradition with an irreverent sense of......  This essay discusses the Coen brothers movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). Rather than reading the movie as a modern retelling of The Odyssey, as most critics have done, it is read within a context of Southern literature and history. The essay points out and discusses the many references to...... history, the Coen brothers succeed in creating something new: a comedic fantasy of the South that stays true to its roots despite its heavy use of clichés....

  17. Mental retardation, premature balding, small genitalia, small acra and small patellae in brothers: Confirmation of an entity

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    A.M. Vandersteen; R.C. Hennekam

    2010-01-01

    We describe two brothers with moderate to severe mental retardation, short stature, an unusual skull shape, early anterior balding, unusual facial morphology, hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism, small genitalia, and small patellae. The older sib had generalized hypotonia without focal neurological abnor

  18. Jan Křtitel Vaňhal and the Bohemian and Moravian collections of Brothers Hospitallers

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    Freemanová, Michaela

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 25, - (2014), s. 159-168. ISSN 1848-7890 Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : Jan Křtitel Vaňhal * music collections * Brothers Hospitallers Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  19. Yu Hua’s Brothers in and out of China:A Critical Review

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    2015-01-01

    This article offers a critical review of the existing evaluation of Brothers,both the Chinese and English texts,focused on reviews of the English translation,through which the reception of the novel is examined.It is found that unlike the heated controversy over the novel in China,Brothers received warm critical reception in the English-speaking world,though also with criticism.However,there are still insufficient reviews of the English version,concerning its translation quality and style.Thus,"translator’s invisibility"is still a common phenomenon.It is therefore concluded that a sociological analysis of its production,circulation and reception in the target culture is both significant and worthwhile to shed new light on the mechanism by which Chinese literature can be successfully exported.

  20. Yu Hua’s Brothers in and out of China:A Critical Review

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    全瑜彬

    2015-01-01

    This article offers a critical review of the existing evaluation of Brothers,both the Chinese and English texts,focused on reviews of the English translation,through which the reception of the novel is examined.It is found that unlike the heated controversy over the novel in China,Brothers received warm critical reception in the English-speaking world,though also with criticism.However,there are still insufficient reviews of the English version,concerning its translation quality and style.Thus,“translator’s invisibility” is still a common phenomenon.It is therefore concluded that a sociological analysis of its production,circulation and reception in the target culture is both significant and worthwhile to shed new light on the mechanism by which Chinese literature can be successfully exported.

  1. Exercise electrocardiogram testing in two brothers with different outcome – a case study exercise testing in master cyclists

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    Rüst CA; Knechtle B; Rosemann T.

    2013-01-01

    Christoph Alexander Rüst,1 Beat Knechtle,1,2 Thomas Rosemann11Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 2Gesundheitszentrum St Gallen, St Gallen, SwitzerlandAbstract: The cases of two brothers training and competing as master cyclists and both preparing for a cycling tour are presented. The older brother aged 66 years went first to the primary care physician and presented with an asymptomatic depression in the exercise stre...

  2. Learning to Fly: The Wright Brothers' Adventure. A Guide for Educators and Students with Activities in Aeronautics

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    Storm, R.; Benson, T.; Galica, C.; McCredie, P.

    2003-01-01

    This guide was produced by the NASA Glenn Research Center Office of Educational Programs in Cleveland, OH, and the NASA Aerospace Educational Coordinating Committee. It includes activity modules for students, including the history of the Wright Brothers and their family in Dayton, Ohio and flight experimentation in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Student activities such as building models of the Wright Brothers glider and writing press releases of the initial flight are included.

  3. β-Mannosidase deficiency: Heterogeneous manifestation in the first female patient and her brother

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    Kleijer, Wim; Hu, P; Thoomes, R.; Boer, M.; Huijmans, Jan; Blom, W.; Diggelen, Otto; Seemanova, E; Macek, Milan MI

    1990-01-01

    markdownabstractSummary β-Mannosidase deficiency was demonstrated in fibroblasts of a girl who showed severe psychomotor retardation, bone deformities and gargoylism and recurrent skin and respiratory infections and who died at 20 years of age from bronchopneumonia. This first demonstration of a female patient confirms the autosomal recessive inheritance of β-mannosidosis. Further investigation of this gipsy family revealed β-mannosidosis in an older brother with a milder manifestation of gar...

  4. Corporate Governance and Responsible Bankers: Lesson Learned from Lehman Brothers' Minibonds Saga

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    Ho, Angel / W.Y.

    2009-01-01

    The focus of this research is the case of Lehman Brothers’ Minibonds Saga in Hong Kong which directly followed the current economic crisis. Such a study is important to identify the problems faced by Hong Kong since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in US and to reflect on the lessons learned from the case. The research then seeks to identify the enablers in respect of responsibilities from economic, legal, ethical, social and management/administration perspectives contributed to the Minibond...

  5. Having an Older Brother Is Good or Bad for Your Education And Health? Evidence from Vietnam

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    Tran, Dong Quang; Nguyen, Viet Cuong

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the sex of the first-born children on education and health outcome of later born children. We do not find a significant effect of the sex of the first-born children on health utilization of later born children. However, we find some small effects of education. Once controlled for the number of sibling, having a firstborn brother reduces the probability of school enrolment and the probability of having good academic performance. Although the education outcomes of girls are ...

  6. The Role of Counterparty Risk in CHAPS Following the Collapse of Lehman Brothers

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    Evangelos Benos; Garratt, Rodney J.; Peter Zimmerman

    2014-01-01

    We study the impact of the recent global financial crisis on CHAPS, the United Kingdom’s large-value payments system. Core infrastructures functioned smoothly throughout the crisis and settlement banks continued to meet their payment obligations. However, payments data show that in the two months following the Lehman Brothers failure, banks did, on average, make payments at a slower pace than before the failure. We show that this slowdown is related to concerns about counterparty default risk...

  7. The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy F: Introduction to the ISDA Master Agreement

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    Christian M. McNamara; Andrew Metrick

    2014-01-01

    When Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. (LBHI) sought Chapter 11 protection, the more than 6,000 counterparties with which its subsidiaries had entered into over 900,000 over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions faced the question of how best to respond to protect their interests. The existence of standardized documentation developed by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) for entering into such transactions meant that the counterparties likely thought that they were d...

  8. The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy C: Managing the Balance Sheet through the Use of Repo 105

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    Rosalind Z. Wiggins; Andrew Metrick

    2014-01-01

    Anton R. Valukas, the Lehman Brothers court-appointed bankruptcy examiner, produced a 2,200-page report detailing possible claims that the estate might pursue, and he identified several, from company officers to its independent auditors. The most startling revelation of the report, however, was that, during its last year, Lehman had relied heavily on an unusual financing transaction—Repo 105. The examiner concluded that Lehman’s aggressive use of Repo 105 transactions enabled it to remove up ...

  9. Příčiny bankrotu společnosti Lehman Brothers

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    Spěváková, Ilona

    2012-01-01

    In the first part of the bachelor thesis "Causes of Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy" there are described causes of the biggest bankruptcy in the United States of America, in relation to global economic crisis. Whether it was adoption of Community Reinvestment Act, cancelation of Glass-Steagall law, forthcoming deregulation, or securitization? In the second part there is mentioned moment, when the system began to fall apart and when large companies were facing liquidity crisis, which was fatal for ...

  10. Negative Pressure Pulmonary Oedema: A Rare Case Report of Two Brothers

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    Jaafarpour, Molouk; Khajavikhan, Javaher; Khani, Ali

    2013-01-01

    Negative Pressure Pulmonary O/Edema (NPPE) is potentially life-threatening and it is a general anaesthesia side effect. We are mentioning a rare case report of two brothers who were referred to our hospital for elective surgeries (varicocele and septoplasty) in a 3 years period. Both of them were athletes and their coagulation factors were disturbed after surgeries. Pulmonary oedema was healed after treating it by reintubation, mechanical ventilation by Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP)...

  11. Old Instruments, New Agendas: The Chemical Brothers and the ARP 2600

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    Hans T. Zeiner-Henriksen

    2014-01-01

    A preference for old vintage music equipment is widespread in electronic dance music. My point of departure for a discussion of this phenomenon is an interview from Keyboard magazine in which the members of the production duo the Chemical Brothers proclaim their fascination with an old analogue synthesizer. Two diverse theoretical approaches will inform and nuance my narrative here. Wiebe E. Bijker’s sociotechnical approach to the development of technology will highlight stages and processes ...

  12. X-linked mental retardation syndrome: Three brothers with the Brooks-Wisniewski-Brown syndrome

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    Morava, E.; Storcz, J.; Kosztolanyi, G. [Univ. Medical School, Pecs (Hungary)

    1996-07-12

    We report on 3 brothers with growth and mental retardation, bifrontal narrowness, short palpebral fissures, deeply set eyes with entropion, wide bulbous nose, small mouth, myopia, and spastic diplegia. The patients were born to normal and non-consanguineous parents. The similarity of our cases with those recently reported by Brooks et al. supports their suggestion that these patients are representative of a distinct entity. 8 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Phelan-McDermid syndrome in two adult brothers: atypical bipolar disorder as its psychopathological phenotype?

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    Verhoeven WMA

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Willem MA Verhoeven1,2, Jos IM Egger1,3,4, Marjolein H Willemsen5, Gert JM de Leijer6, Tjitske Kleefstra51Vincent van Gogh Institute for Psychiatry, Centre of Excellence for Neuropsychiatry, Venray, 2Erasmus University Medical Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Rotterdam, 3Donders Centre for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, 4Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, 5Department of Human Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, 6Dichterbij, Institutes for Intellectual Disabilities, Gennep, The NetherlandsAbstract: The 22q13.3 deletion, or Phelan-McDermid syndrome, is characterized by global intellectual disability, generalized hypotonia, severely delayed or absent speech associated with features of autism spectrum disorder, and minor dysmorphisms. Its behavioral phenotype comprises sleep disturbances, communication deficits, and motor perseverations. Data on psychological dysfunctions are so far not available. Previous studies have suggested that the loss of one copy of the gene SH3 and multiple ankyrin repeat domains 3 (SHANK3 is related to the neurobehavioral phenotype. Additional genes proximal to SHANK3 are also likely to play a role in the phenotype of patients with larger deletions. The present paper describes two adult brothers with an identical 2.15 Mb 22qter (22q13.32q13.33 deletion, of whom the youngest was referred for evaluation of recurrent mood changes. In both patients, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed hypoplasia of the vermis cerebelli. Extensive clinical examinations led to a final diagnosis of atypical bipolar disorder, of which symptoms fully remitted during treatment with a mood stabilizer. In the older brother, a similar psychopathological picture appeared to be present, although less severe and with a later onset. It is concluded that the behavioral phenotype of the 22q13.3 deletion syndrome comprises absent or delayed speech and perseverations

  14. Power in Play: A Foucauldian Reading of A.O. Soyinka’s The Trials of Brother Jero

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    Full Text Available This work utilizes Foucault’s articulations on the power strategies of our contemporary society. To him the subject’s constitution is never a purely passive effect of power on the subject but requires the subject’s own activity. This necessitates the existence of a dynamic, mutually affecting relationship, implying that one can be both dominated and dominate at different times and in different contexts. This article aims to analyze the Nigerian Noble Laureate, Wole Soyinka’s play The Trials of Brother Jero, a prophetical play that criticizes the ills of society through its satirical depiction, in the light of Foucault’s conceptualizations on power. To do this, the article first clarifies Foucault’s mature understanding of the operation of power and then attempts to provide an in-depth analysis of the structure of the power regime and its relations in the play, tactics of domination, and more importantly, the characters’ relations to the existing system of power. The study of the language and the dialogue of the main characters, Brother Jero, Amope, Chume and a Member of Federation House not only exposes the sources of operating power relations, but it also highlights the characters’ desire for power and the way it flows and slips from one character to another. The findings of the paper reveals that power is not concentrated on merely one character or institution within the play, rather, it circulates, and through the active resistance of the dominated characters, it constantly engenders new meanings within the structure of the play. In The Trials of Brother Jero, different characters have the desire to use power against each other and the resistance of each of them indicates that power is neither possessive nor repressive.Keywords: Michel Foucault, Power, Pastoral Power, Resistance, Wole Soyinka

  15. Charisma and Routine: Shaping the Memory of Brother Richard and Joan of Arc

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    Andrew Brown

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The extraordinary life and fate of Joan of Arc are well known; so is her association with the prophetic preacher, Brother Richard, who predicted the Apocalypse. Less well explained is why contemporaries initially took such an interest in this association, and how and why it began to fade from official memory after Joan’s death. Max Weber’s concepts of “charisma” and “routinization” offer valuable tools to deal with these questions. Both Joan and Richard have earned the title “charismatic” but interest in the preacher has generally been secondary to interest in the Maid. A more rigorous adoption of Weber’s meaning of charisma, however, helps to clarify what the relative importance of these figures was in the eyes of contemporaries. It also shifts attention to the significance of messianic prophecy in the years surrounding Joan’s life, the anxieties it generated and the way it was dealt with. In this context, the processions and commemorative ceremonies organized by townspeople, churchmen and royalty during this period deserve further analysis. Seen as forces of “routine”, these ceremonies assume a greater significance than they have usually been granted, as processes that managed the memory of charismatic phenomena.

  16. Non-autoimmune subclinical hypothyroidism due to a mutation in TSH receptor: report on two brothers

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    Cerbone Manuela

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    Full Text Available Abstract Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH is a condition characterized by a mild persistent thyroid failure. The main cause is represented by autoimmune thyroiditis, but mutations in genes encoding proteins involved in TSH pathway are thought to be responsible for SH, particularly in cases arising in familial settings. Patients with the syndrome of TSH unresponsiveness may have compensated or overt hypothyroidism with a wide spectrum of clinical and morphological alterations depending on the degree of impairment of TSH-receptor (TSH-R function. We describe the case of two brothers with non autoimmune SH carrying the same heterozygous mutation in the extracellular domain of TSH-R and presenting with different clinical, biochemical and morphological features. The first one had only a slight persistent elevation of TSH, a normal thyroid ultrasound and did never require l- thyroxine (L-T4 replacement treatment. The second one had a neonatal persistent moderate TSH levels increase associated with a thyroid gland hypoplasia and was treated with L-T4 since the first months of life. These two cases support the recent association of TSH-R mutations inheritance as an autosomal dominant pattern with variable expressivity and suggest that the decision to start replacement therapy in patients with persistent SH due to TSH resistance should be individualized.

  17. Jernej Kopitar, Vuk Karadžić and the Brothers Grimm

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    Monika Kropej

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThe article is focused on Kopitar’s work in linguistics and oral tradition at the age of enlightenment and romanticism and on his contribution to the South Slavic publications of folk narratives and linguistics, especially from the perspective of his cooperation with Jacob Grimm and Vuk Stefanović Karadžić. Jernej Kopitar (1780–1844 was a Slovene linguist, censor and scriptor in Vienna and was one of the founders of Slavic studies and the author of the renowned first Slovene scientific grammar book Grammatik der slavischen Sprache in Krain, Kärnten und Steiermark (Grammar of Slavic languages in Carniola, Carinthia and Styria 1809. He was also the translator of the Freising Manuscripts (Brižinski spomeniki. As an accomplished philologist, Kopitar maintained contacts and kept correspondence with numerous intellectuals of that period, notably with Josef Dobrovský and the great German philologists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Some of their letters have been preserved to the present. As a mentor to Vuk Karadžić, whom he encouraged to publish literary folklore, dictionaries, and grammar, he introduced Karadžić to Jacob Grimm who took Karadžić under his guidance. Kopitar and Grimm occasionally participated in Karadžić’s publications and introduced his work to Europe. The article focuses on the cooperation among the Grimm brothers, Jernej Kopitar and Vuk Karadžić.

  18. Le règlement des défauts sur le marché des credit default swaps : le cas de Lehman Brothers

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    2010-01-01

    [eng] The Settlement of Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy on the Credit Default Swap Market Lehman Brothers bankruptcy created important risks for the credit default swap (CDS) market. Firstly, Lehman Brothers was a key participant of the CDS market, as buyer and seller of a large number of contracts. The counterparty risk, which had been neglected until then, suddenly became a major source of concern. The entanglement of positions on this OTC market has drastically increased the counterparty risk. ...

  19. Fatal familial insomnia: clinical and pathologic heterogeneity in genetic half brothers.

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    Johnson, M D; Vnencak-Jones, C L; McLean, M J

    1998-12-01

    We describe clinical and pathologic features of a patient with fatal familial insomnia (FFI) whose prion (PrP) genotype is D178N coupled with methionine at codon 129 on his mutant allele and valine at codon 129 on his normal allele. A cousin (genetic half brother) with identical PrP genotypes exhibited strikingly different clinical and pathologic changes. Comparison of these cousins shows the phenotypic heterogeneity of FFI and suggests that the phenotypic expression of D178N is influenced by multiple factors. PMID:9855529

  20. Bank behaviour and risks in CHAPS following the collapse of Lehman Brothers

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    Benos, Evangelos; Garratt, Rodney; Zimmerman, Peter

    2012-01-01

    We use payments data for the period 2006-09 to study the impact of the global financial crisis on payment patterns in CHAPS, the United Kingdom’s large-value wholesale payments system. CHAPS functioned smoothly throughout the crisis and all CHAPS settlement banks continued to meet their payment obligations. However, the data show that in the two months following the Lehman Brothers failure, banks did, on average, make payments at a slower pace than before the failure. Our analysis suggests th...

  1. Stock Market Reaction to the Global Financial Crisis: testing for the Lehman Brothers' Event

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    Becchetti, Leonardo; Ciciretti , Rocco

    2011-01-01

    We analyse with an event study approach the stock market reaction to Lehman Brothers' ling for chapter 11. Our inquiry on abnormal returns of about 2,700 stocks around the event date documents that RiskMetrics-KLD corporate governance and product quality indexes capture factors a ecting investors' reaction to the shock. We also nd that investors rationally attribute more value to the information on each rating domain than to affiliation/non-affiliation to the FTSE KLD 400 Social Index. Invest...

  2. Can research committees add value for investors. An analysis of Lehman Brothers Ten Uncommon Values recommendations

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    Groysberg, Boris; Healy, Paul; Gui, Yang

    2008-01-01

    Since 1949 Lehman Brothers has used an investment committee to select the top ten recommendations made by its analysts each year. We examine the performance of this committee’s recommendations and find that on average its selections generated abnormal returns of 2.7% at the recommendation announcement and 4.5% for the remainder of the year. This performance cannot be explained by changes in analyst recommendations and/or target prices that accompany the committee report. Nor was it due to ana...

  3. International shock transmission after the Lehman Brothers collapse – evidence from syndicated lending

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    de Haas, Ralph; van Horen, Neeltje

    2012-01-01

    After Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, cross-border bank lending contracted sharply. To explain the severity and variation in this contraction, we analyze detailed data on cross-border syndicated lending by 75 banks to 59 countries. We find that banks which had to write down sub-prime assets, refinance large amounts of long-term debt, and which experienced sharp declines in their market-to-book ratio, transmitted these shocks across borders by curtailing their lending a...

  4. Alpha-fucosidosis – Two brothers presenting with dysostosis multiplex

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    Rimshah Shaukat

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available α-Fucosidosis is a rare inherited neuro-degenerative disorder causing progressive neurological deterioration leading to early death. Definitive diagnosis requires α-fucosidase enzyme assay or FUCA1 gene testing, which being expensive limits the definitive diagnosis in resource limited countries. We present two siblings with classic symptoms, radiological and MRI brain findings suggestive of α-fucosidosis and a clinical approach to reach to the diagnosis.

  5. Brotherly Bonds

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    2010-01-01

    @@ Beijing Review: How do you view the importance of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's upcoming visit to Pakistan? Masood Khan: There is a lot of excitement in Pakistan to receive Premier Wen Jiabao. He is a very popular leader in Pakistan, as he represents the most beloved nation for Pakistanis-China.

  6. Pigmentary mosaicism of the hyperpigmented type in two half-brothers.

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    Horn, Denise; Happle, Rudolf; Neitzel, Heidemarie; Kunze, Jürgen

    2002-09-15

    Pigmentary mosaicism is a heterogeneous cutaneous phenotype that is often associated with extracutaneous anomalies. It is widely accepted that these phenotypes arise de novo as a result of a postzygotic mutation, leading to a mosaic status of the embryo. In the vast majority of cases, the occurrence of pigmentary mosaicism is sporadic. We report two paternal half-brothers affected with pigmentary mosaicism of the hyperpigmented type. The hyperpigmentation in both patients is distributed along the lines of Blaschko. In addition, mental retardation, facial asymmetry, short stature, scoliosis, and short fingers with clinodactyly of the 5th digit were noted in one of them. Chromosome analysis in this 15-year-old patient demonstrated a mosaic 46,XY,dup(3)(p21.3;pter)/46,XY with 12% aberrant cells in lymphocytes and 2% in skin fibroblasts derived from a hyperpigmented area. His nine-year-old half-brother had similar systematized hyperpigmented skin lesions, macrocephaly, facial asymmetry, and clinodactyly of the 5th digit. Chromosome analysis of peripheral lymphocytes showed a normal karyotype 46,XY. A skin biopsy could not be obtained. So far, some familial cases of hypopigmentation along the lines of Blaschko have been reported, but familial occurrence of the hyperpigmented type of pigmentary mosaicism appears to be extremely unusual. It is difficult to establish a causal relationship with the chromosomal mosaicism as observed in patient 1. Paradominant transmission seems unlikely because this would likewise imply that the chromosomal mosaicism is an incidental finding. PMID:12239723

  7. Comportements des marchés et perception de la faillite de Lehman Brothers aux États-Unis

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    Dumontaux, Nicolas; Pop, Adrian

    2010-01-01

    La faillite spectaculaire de la banque d'investissement Lehman Brothers a été perçue par de nombreux analystes comme un véritable point de retournement dans la crise financière actuelle. Le spectre du risque systémique a semé la panique parmi les investisseurs, non seulement aux États-Unis, mais aussi sur les marchés financiers internationaux. À l'aide de séries boursières sur le cours des actions des établissements financiers, nous analysons la perception de la faillite de Lehman Brothers au...

  8. Are stepfathers' education levels associated with the intelligence of their stepsons? A register-based study of Norwegian half-brothers.

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    Eriksen, Willy; Sundet, Jon M; Tambs, Kristian

    2013-05-01

    We examined the relationship between the parents' education levels and the adult intelligence of their children in a population-based, nationwide sample of Norwegian half-brothers with different fathers (2,016 pairs of half-brothers). In a family where the mother has two children with different men, the firstborn child usually lives with the younger child's father during a period of their childhood. This makes it possible to study the non-genetic effects of paternal education on children's development. Results showed that the education level of the younger half-brother's father was positively associated with the intelligence score of the older half-brother. The education level of the older half-brother's father was not associated with the intelligence score of the younger half-brother. Firstborn men whose half-brothers' fathers had high levels of education had intelligence scores that were 33% (95% confidence interval: 18-47%) of a standard deviation higher than those of firstborn men whose half-brothers' fathers had low levels of education, after adjustment for the biological fathers' education levels, mothers' education levels, and other background factors. These findings are compatible with the hypothesis that a child's family environment exerts an effect on the cognitive abilities of the child that lasts into adulthood. PMID:23560667

  9. Submarine hydrothermal activity and gold-rich mineralization at Brothers Volcano, Kermadec Arc, New Zealand

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    de Ronde, Cornel E. J.; Massoth, Gary J.; Butterfield, David A.; Christenson, Bruce W.; Ishibashi, Junichiro; Ditchburn, Robert G.; Hannington, Mark D.; Brathwaite, Robert L.; Lupton, John E.; Kamenetsky, Vadim S.; Graham, Ian J.; Zellmer, Georg F.; Dziak, Robert P.; Embley, Robert W.; Dekov, Vesselin M.; Munnik, Frank; Lahr, Janine; Evans, Leigh J.; Takai, Ken

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    Brothers volcano, of the Kermadec intraoceanic arc, is host to a hydrothermal system unique among seafloor hydrothermal systems known anywhere in the world. It has two distinct vent fields, known as the NW Caldera and Cone sites, whose geology, permeability, vent fluid compositions, mineralogy, and ore-forming conditions are in stark contrast to each other. The NW Caldera site strikes for ˜600 m in a SW-NE direction with chimneys occurring over a ˜145-m depth interval, between ˜1,690 and 1,545 m. At least 100 dead and active sulfide chimney spires occur in this field and are typically 2-3 m in height, with some reaching 6-7 m. Their ages (at time of sampling) fall broadly into three groups: water/rock interactions. Iron oxide crusts 3 years in age cover the main cone summit and appear to have formed from Fe-rich brines. Evidence for magmatic contributions to the hydrothermal system at Brothers includes: high concentrations of dissolved CO2 (e.g., 206 mM/kg at the Cone site); high CO2/3He; negative δD and δ18OH2O for vent fluids; negative δ34S for sulfides (to -4.6‰), sulfur (to -10.2‰), and δ15N2 (to -3.5‰); vent fluid pH values to 1.9; and mineral assemblages common to high-sulfidation systems. Changing physicochemical conditions at the Brothers hydrothermal system, and especially the Cone site, occur over periods of months to hundreds of years, as shown by interlayered Cu + Au- and Zn-rich zones in chimneys, variable fluid and isotopic compositions, similar shifts in 3He/4He values for both Cone and NW Caldera sites, and overprinting of "magmatic" mineral assemblages by water/rock-dominated assemblages. Metals, especially Cu and possibly Au, may be entering the hydrothermal system via the dissolution of metal-rich glasses. They are then transported rapidly up into the system via magmatic volatiles utilizing vertical (˜2.5 km long), narrow (˜300-m diameter) "pipes," consistent with evidence of vent fluids forming at relatively shallow depths. The NW

  10. 20 CFR 222.40 - When determinations of relationship are made for parent, grandchild, brother or sister.

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    ... RETIREMENT BOARD REGULATIONS UNDER THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT ACT FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS Relationship as Parent, Grandchild, Brother or Sister § 222.40 When determinations of relationship are made for parent, grandchild... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false When determinations of relationship are...

  11. The hidden and lost Treasury: the 18th Century opera Arias in the Collections ofd ther brothers Hospitallers

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    Praha : KLP, 2013 - (Macek, P.; Perutková, J.), s. 223-231 ISBN 978-80-87773-04-8. [Mezinárodní hudebněvědné kolokvium (42.). Brno (CZ), 24.09.2007-26.09.2007] Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : opera * Italy * Brothers Hospitallers Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  12. Sense of coherence and ways of coping in the relationship with brother or sister in healthy siblings of mentally ill persons

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    Osuchowska-Kościjańska, Anna

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    Full Text Available Aim:The aim of the present study was to investigate sense of coherence in healthy siblings of persons suffering from schizophrenia as well as their ways of coping in the relationship with ill brother or sister. Methods: 40 healthy brothers and sisters of persons with ICD- 10 diagnosis of F20 to F29 participated in the present study. Orientation to Life Scale (SOC- 29 was used to assess sense of coherence and Ways of Coping with Stress questionnaire (SRSS was used to examine stress coping strategies. Results: Mean global score of siblings of persons with schizophrenia was 111 points. Subjects used coping strategies focused on problem significantly more often than those focused on emotions. Conclusions: Therapeutic work with healthy siblings should focus on strengthening sense of personal competence, development of personal resources and different ways of coping with stress, investigation of emotions that healthy siblings experience in the relationship with ill brother or sister as well as supporting the process of accepting changes in the relationship with the ill sibling.

  13. A sterile sperm caste protects brother fertile sperm from female-mediated death in Drosophila pseudoobscura

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    Holman, Luke; Snook, Rhonda R

    2008-01-01

    antispermicidal mechanisms have been definitively identified. One such adaptation may be the enigmatic infertile sperm morphs or "parasperm" produced by many species, which have been hypothesized to protect their fertile brother "eusperm" from spermicide [2, 3]. Here, we show that female Drosophila pseudoobscura...... reproductive tracts are spermicidal and that the survival of eusperm after exposure to the female tract is highest when males produce many parasperm. This study clarifies the adaptive significance of infertile sperm castes, which has remained elusive in Drosophila and other taxa despite much recent interest [2......Spermicide (i.e., female-mediated sperm death) is an understudied but potentially widespread phenomenon that has important ramifications for the study of sexual conflict, postcopulatory sexual selection, and fertility [1, 2]. Males are predicted to evolve adaptations against spermicide, but few...

  14. Beta-mannosidase deficiency: heterogeneous manifestation in the first female patient and her brother.

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    Kleijer, W J; Hu, P; Thoomes, R; Boer, M; Huijmans, J G; Blom, W; Van Diggelen, O P; Seemanova, E; Macek, M

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    beta-Mannosidase deficiency was demonstrated in fibroblasts of a girl who showed severe psychomotor retardation, bone deformities and gargoylism and recurrent skin and respiratory infections and who died at 20 years of age from bronchopneumonia. This first demonstration of a female patient confirms the autosomal recessive inheritance of beta-mannosidosis. Further investigation of this gypsy family revealed beta-mannosidosis in an older brother with a milder manifestation of gargoyl facial dysmorphology, mental retardation, hearing impairment and recurrent infections. beta-Mannosidase activity was completely deficient in his cultured skin fibroblasts, leukocytes and plasma. In urine a characteristic disaccharide was present. Heterozygote levels of beta-mannosidase were found in fibroblasts and/or plasma of the parents and one sister. PMID:2079835

  15. Sustained virologic response following HCV eradication in two brothers with X-linked agammaglobulinaemia.

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    Houlihan, Diarmaid D

    2009-08-21

    X-linked agammaglobulinaemia (XLA) is a humoral immunodeficiency syndrome characterized from childhood by the absence of circulating B lymphocytes, absent or reduced levels of serum immunoglobulin and recurrent bacterial infections. For many affected patients, regular treatment with immunoglobulin is life saving. Hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection acquired through contaminated blood products is widely described in this patient cohort. The natural history of HCV infection in patients with XLA tends to follow a more rapid and aggressive course compared to immunocompetent individuals. Furthermore, standard anti-viral therapy appears to be less efficacious in this patient cohort. Here we report the cases of two brothers with XLA who contracted HCV through contaminated blood products. They were treated with a six month course of Interferon alpha-2b and Ribavirin. We report a sustained virologic response five years after completing treatment.

  16. Gay male domesticity on the small screen: queer representations of gay homemaking in six feet under and brothers & sisters

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    Dhaenens, Frederik

    2012-01-01

    This article acknowledges that contemporary representations of gay domesticity in popular television fiction are often shaped by the discourse of heteronormativity. However, drawing on the potential of popular culture to resist heteronormativity, this article argues that representations of gay domesticity can also be interpreted in terms of queer resistance. To this end, a textual thematic analysis of Brothers & Sisters and Six Feet Under was conducted to illustrate how these instances of res...

  17. Návrh strategie vstupu společnosti Kohr Brothers, Inc. na trh ČR

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    Pešáková, Michaela

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the bachelor's thesis is to find out appropriate entry strategy to Czech market for the company Kohr Brothers, Inc. The theoretical part provides profound information about international business including definition of international marketing and management. It also mentions characteristics of the most typical forms of entry strategies to foreign markets. Second chapter introduces the company itself and its products. The practical part of the thesis is mapping Czech market and its...

  18. Information dissipation as an early-warning signal for the Lehman Brothers collapse in financial time series

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    Quax, R.; Kandhai, D.; Sloot, P. M. A.

    2013-01-01

    In financial markets, participants locally optimize their profit which can result in a globally unstable state leading to a catastrophic change. The largest crash in the past decades is the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers which was followed by a trust-based crisis between banks due to high-risk trading in complex products. We introduce information dissipation length (IDL) as a leading indicator of global instability of dynamical systems based on the transmission of Shannon information, and appl...

  19. From turmoil to crisis: dislocations in the FX swap market before and after the failure of Lehman Brothers

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    Naohiko Baba; Frank Packer

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates dislocations in the foreign exchange (FX) swap market between the US dollar and three major European currencies. After the failure of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, deviations from covered interest parity (CIP) were negatively associated with the creditworthiness of US financial institutions (as well as that of European institutions), consistent with the deepening of a dollar liquidity problem into a global phenomenon. US dollar term funding auctions by the ECB, SN...

  20. Elevated Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate Levels as the Reproductive Phenotype in the Brothers of Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    Legro, Richard S.; Kunselman, Allen R.; DEMERS, LAWRENCE; Wang, Steve C.; Bentley-Lewis, Rhonda; Dunaif, Andrea

    2002-01-01

    There is an inherited susceptibility to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Some investigators have suggested that premature male-pattern balding is a male phenotype in PCOS families, but this remains controversial. We recently reported evidence for an autosomal monogenic abnormality in ovarian and adrenal steroidogenesis in the sisters of women with PCOS. We performed this study to determine whether we could identify a clinical or biochemical phenotype in the brothers of women with PCOS. One h...

  1. "I open the coffin and here i am". Disability as oppression and iberating education in my brother's construction of identity

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    Calderón Almendros, Ignacio

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a case study on my brother Rafael, a young musician. Research is based on 180 records made through interviews, focus groups, observations and documentary collection, involving 190 informants. The data analysis shows how the social system creates subordinated and stigmatized conditions of experience for people with disabilities, that lead to social exclusion and reification. This disability as oppression (which is the "coffin of the dead") can be combated by education u...

  2. Sixty Days Remaining, Forty Years of CERN, Two Brothers, One Exclusive Interview

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    2001-01-01

    Twins Marcel and Daniel Genolin while sharing memories of their CERN experiences, point out just how much smaller the Meyrin site once was. In a place such as CERN where the physical sciences are in many ways the essence of our daily lives and where technological advancement is an everyday occurrence, it is easy to lose track of the days, months, and even years. But last week twin brothers, Daniel and Marcel Genolin, hired in the early sixties and getting ready to end their eventful forty year CERN experiences, made it clear that the winds of time bluster past us whether we are aware or not. 'CERN was very small when we started' says Marcel, who has worked in transport during his entire time here. A lot has changed. 'When I got here there were no phones in peoples' houses' he recalls,'when there were problems in the control room with the PS (Proton Synchrotron) they used to get a megaphone and tell us {the transport service} to go and get the necessary physicists from their homes in the area. We had to lo...

  3. Super Mario brothers and sisters: Associations between coplaying video games and sibling conflict and affection.

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    Coyne, Sarah M; Jensen, Alexander C; Smith, Nathan J; Erickson, Daniel H

    2016-02-01

    Video games can be played in many different contexts. This study examined associations between coplaying video games between siblings and levels of affection and conflict in the relationship. Participants were 508 adolescents (M age = 16.31 years of age, SD = 1.08) who completed questionnaires on video game use and sibling relationships. Participants were recruited from a large Northwestern city and a moderate city in the Mountain West of the United States. Video games played between siblings were coded by an independent sample to assess levels of physical aggression and prosocial behavior in each game. Playing video games with a sibling was associated with higher levels of sibling affection for both boys and girls, but higher levels of conflict for boys only. Playing a violent video game with a brother was associated with lower levels of conflict in the sibling relationship, whereas playing a prosocial video game was not related to any sibling outcome. The value of video games in sibling relationships will be discussed, with a focus on the type of game and the sex of the adolescent. PMID:26748076

  4. My brother's reaper: examining officially reported siblicide incidents in the United States, 2000-2007.

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    Walsh, Jeffrey A; Krienert, Jessie L

    2014-01-01

    With higher rates than any other form of intrafamilial violence, Hoffman and Edwards (2004) note, sibling violence "constitutes a pandemic form of victimization of children, with the symptoms often going unrecognized and the effect ignored" (p. 187). Approximately 80% of children reside with at least one sibling (Kreider, 2008), and in its most extreme form sibling violence manifests as siblicide. Siblicide is poorly understood with fewer than 20 empirical studies identified in the extant literature since 1980 (see Eriksen & Jensen, 2006). The present work employs 8 years of Supplemental Homicide Report (SHR) data, 2000-2007, with siblicide victims and offenders age 21 years and younger, to construct contemporary victim and offender profiles examining incident characteristics. Findings highlight the sex-based nature of the offense with unique victimization patterns across victims and offenders. Older brothers using a firearm are the most frequent offenders against both male and female siblings. Strain as a theoretical foundation of siblicide is offered as an avenue for future inquiry. PMID:25069154

  5. Uma aproximação analí­tica do formato televisual do reality show Big Brother

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    Fernando Andacht

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho apresenta alguns resultados de uma pesquisa comparada sobre o funcionamento semiótico de um formato televisivo global em duas de suas produções locais, Rio de la Plata e Brasil, nos anos 2001 e 2002. Através da perspectiva sociossemiótica baseada no modelo de Peirce, procura-se analisar os elementos próprios da significação do formato e de sua contextualização local. Descreve-se o reality show Big Brother como uma melocrônica dos bastidores da interação humana, em atenção aos componentes sí­gnicos centrais do formato, isto é, í­ndices e í­cones, que emergem na encenação televisual do face a face cotidiano. A contemplação turí­stica da ordem de interação ou do âmbito da sociabilidade permite compreender mudanças nas formas sociais que vão muito além do reduzido espaço do reality show glocal da Endemol, p.ex. no discurso eleitoral televisivo brasileiro. Palavras chave reality show, semiótica triádica, gênero hí­brido, sociabilidade. Abstract The article presents some results of a comparative research on the semiotic functioning of a global television genre in two of its local productions, that of the River Plate and that of Brazil, in the years 2001 and 2002. Through a sociosemiotic perspective based on the model of C. S. Peirce, the text accounts for the specific elements of signification of the format and of its local contextualization. The Big Brother reality show is deemed to be a hybrid genre, namely, a melochronicle of the backstage of human interaction, on account of the basic sign components of this TV format, i.e., indexes and icons, which emerge in the televisual staging of everyday face to face encounters. A tourist-like contemplation of the order of interaction or sociability realm allows us to understand changes in the social forms that reach far beyond the limited realm of the glocal Endemol reality show, for instance, in the Brazilian television political

  6. A case report of Chinese brothers with inherited MECP2-containing duplication: autism and intellectual disability, but not seizures or respiratory infections

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    Xu Xiu

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs are a family of neurodevelopmental disorders with strong genetic components. Recent studies have shown that copy number variations in dosage sensitive genes can contribute significantly to these disorders. One such gene is the transcription factor MECP2, whose loss of function in females results in Rett syndrome, while its duplication in males results in developmental delay and autism. Case presentation Here, we identified a Chinese family with two brothers both inheriting a 2.2 Mb MECP2-containing duplication (151,369,305 – 153,589,577 from their mother. In addition, both brothers also had a 213.7 kb duplication on Chromosome 2, inherited from their father. The older brother also carried a 48.4 kb duplication on Chromosome 2 inherited from the mother, and a 8.2 kb deletion at 11q13.5 inherited from the father. Based on the published literature, MECP2 is the most autism-associated gene among the identified CNVs. Consistently, the boys displayed clinical features in common with other patients carrying MECP2 duplications, including intellectual disability, autism, lack of speech, slight hypotonia and unsteadiness of movement. They also had slight dysmorphic features including a depressed nose bridge, large ears and midface hypoplasia. Interestingly, they did not exhibit other clinical features commonly observed in American-European patients with MECP2 duplication, including recurrent respiratory infections and epilepsy. Conclusions To our knowledge, this is the first identification and characterization of Chinese Han patients with MECP2-containing duplications. Further cases are required to determine if the above described clinical differences are due to individual variations or related to the genetic background of the patients.

  7. A tragédia da impossibilidade do evento: Os Maias; o Big Brother e a pedagogia dos media

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    Orlando Grossegesse

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O romance Os Maias (1888 de Eça de Queiroz pertence ao cânone da Literatura Portuguesa. Questionando a leitura integral de textos literários no Ensino Secundário, a definição de Os Maias no sistema sócio-comunicativo da época como romance de conversação leva à descoberta do seu carácter dilemático numa sociedade dos média. No cerne desta abordagem está uma reinterpretação do incesto, evento que irrompe na vida social da alta sociedade lisboeta representada no romance. Esta representação é comparada ao Big Brother, levando a uma crítica da cultura que também diz respeito à actualidade. The novel Os Maias (1888, by Eça de Queiroz, belongs to the canons of Portuguese literature. Questioning the integral reading of literary texts in secondary school education, the definition of Os Maias in the sociocommunicative system of the time as a conversation novel highlights its dilemma in the media society. At the bottom of this approach lies the reinterpretation of incest, an event that bursts into the social life of Lisbon high society represented in the novel. This representation is compared with “Big Brother”, leading to a critique of culture that is also related to current times.

  8. HOUSING AS AN EXPRESSION OF SELF-IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY ALGERIA: THE WORK OF EL-MINIAWY BROTHERS

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    Tahar Bellal

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper tries to shed light on post-traditional environment in Algeria in a post global civilisation era. Some chosen projects implemented in some parts of the country are dealt with in relation to the expression of self identity through housing architecture. The focus of the work is on methods, achievements and implications of the projects. As from the seventies of the last century Algeria witnessed dramatic changes in its physical environment. The cities became the focus of international construction activities and many internationally renowned architects competed for large scale projects (Oscar Niemeyer, Ricardo Boffil, Kenzo Tang, etc. The projects chosen in this paper all deal with housing and include a housing scheme in Maadher near Msila, the second example in El Oued, the third is a housing project in Ouled Djellal. All of these projects by El Miniawy brothers disciples of the late Hassan Fathy, address critical aspects of the built environment. Yet one can consider these projects as representative of architectural thinking and activity in the country. This working paper reveals general aspects to gain comprehensive understanding, rather than statistical knowledge of Algerian built environment.

  9. Legal consequences for torture in children cases: the Gomez Paquiyauri Brothers vs Peru case.

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    Tinta, Monica Feria

    2009-01-01

    The Gomez Paquiyauri Brothers case, before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, was the first international case concerning the protection of children in the context of armed conflict where an international court stated the law concerning the duties of States towards children even in the context of war, and provided for reparations. As such it represents a landmark decision. The case arose from the illegal detention, torture and extrajudicial execution of two minors, Emilio and Rafael Gomez Paquiyauri, at the hands of Peruvian Police in 1991, under the Fujimori Administration at a time when the internal war in Peru was at its peak. Unlike most cases coming to the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court, the case had been subject to domestic criminal investigations that had led to the convictions of two low ranking policemen. Yet a more subtle pattern of impunity lied at the root of the case. Torture had been denied by the State, and the prosecutions of low ranking policemen had intended to cover up the responsibility of those who ordered a policy of torture and executions (including the existence of secret codes for the torture and elimination of suspects of "terrorism") during the years of the internal armed conflict in Peru. The joint work of legal and medical expertise in the litigation of the case permitted the establishment of the facts and the law, obtaining an award of 740,500 dollars for the victims and a number of measures of reparation including guarantees of non-repetition and satisfaction, such as the naming of a school after the victims. PMID:19920329

  10. Brown and polar bear Y chromosomes reveal extensive male-biased gene flow within brother lineages.

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    Bidon, Tobias; Janke, Axel; Fain, Steven R; Eiken, Hans Geir; Hagen, Snorre B; Saarma, Urmas; Hallström, Björn M; Lecomte, Nicolas; Hailer, Frank

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    Brown and polar bears have become prominent examples in phylogeography, but previous phylogeographic studies relied largely on maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) or were geographically restricted. The male-specific Y chromosome, a natural counterpart to mtDNA, has remained underexplored. Although this paternally inherited chromosome is indispensable for comprehensive analyses of phylogeographic patterns, technical difficulties and low variability have hampered its application in most mammals. We developed 13 novel Y-chromosomal sequence and microsatellite markers from the polar bear genome and screened these in a broad geographic sample of 130 brown and polar bears. We also analyzed a 390-kb-long Y-chromosomal scaffold using sequencing data from published male ursine genomes. Y chromosome evidence support the emerging understanding that brown and polar bears started to diverge no later than the Middle Pleistocene. Contrary to mtDNA patterns, we found 1) brown and polar bears to be reciprocally monophyletic sister (or rather brother) lineages, without signals of introgression, 2) male-biased gene flow across continents and on phylogeographic time scales, and 3) male dispersal that links the Alaskan ABC islands population to mainland brown bears. Due to female philopatry, mtDNA provides a highly structured estimate of population differentiation, while male-biased gene flow is a homogenizing force for nuclear genetic variation. Our findings highlight the importance of analyzing both maternally and paternally inherited loci for a comprehensive view of phylogeographic history, and that mtDNA-based phylogeographic studies of many mammals should be reevaluated. Recent advances in sequencing technology render the analysis of Y-chromosomal variation feasible, even in nonmodel organisms. PMID:24667925

  11. The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy E: The Effect on Lehman’s U.S. Broker-Dealer

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    Rosalind Z. Wiggins; Andrew Metrick

    2014-01-01

    Lehman’s U.S. broker-dealer, Lehman Brothers Inc. (LBI), was excluded from the parent company’s bankruptcy filing on September 15, 2008, because it was thought that the solvent subsidiary might be able to wind down its affairs in a normal fashion. However, the force of the parent’s demise proved too strong, and within days, LBI and dozens of Lehman subsidiaries around the world were also in liquidation. As a regulated broker-dealer, LBI was required to comply with the Securities and Exchange ...

  12. La insolvencia de Lehman Brothers en septiembre de 2008: Sobre su previsibilidad y sobre algunos "profetas a posteriori"

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    Fernandez, Pablo; Aguirreamalloa, Javier

    2012-01-01

    Este documento analiza: - 106 informes de analistas sobre Lehman publicados entre enero y septiembre de 2008, - publicaciones de la CNMV - la evolución de la cotización de Lehman - la evolución del rating de la deuda de Lehman. - la evolución del CDS (Credit Default Swap) de Lehman - la evolución de la contabilidad auditada de Lehman, para tratar de dar una respuesta a la pregunta: ¿Era previsible, con la información pública de la que se disponía, predecir la quiebra de Lehman Brothers? Si hu...

  13. Lo 'shock' Lehman Brothers: una tempesta dentro la tempesta? L'esperienza degli ETF LYXOR su Euro MTS

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    Questo studio considera l’evoluzione della relazione tra ETF su titoli di stato ed i relativi indici ‘benchmark’ durante il periodo di turbolenza dei mercati iniziato nel 2007. La nostra analisi si concentra sul cambiamento della trasmissione di volatilità in seguito al fallimento di Lehman Brothers. Usiamo dati sui prezzi giornalieri di tre ETF LYXOR su Euro MTS e dei rispettivi indici per stimare tre tipi di modelli di movimenti congiunti o ’contagio’ tra i mercati: a) modelli BEKK bivariat...

  14. Ter um irmão especial: convivendo com a Síndrome de Down Having a special brother/sister: living together with the Down Syndrome

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    Eucia Beatriz Lopes Petean

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve por objetivos conhecer como é a relação entre irmãos mais velhos de pessoas com diagnóstico de Síndrome de Down (SD; que informações e sentimentos possuem sobre o diagnóstico; se houve ou não modificações na dinâmica familiar e em suas próprias vidas. Foram entrevistadas 11 pessoas, de ambos os sexos, com idade superior a dez anos, sendo, cada uma, o irmão mais velho de criança com diagnóstico de SD, sendo realizada análise quantitativa de dados da amostra e análise quantitativa-interpretativa e qualitativa para os dados da entrevista. Os dados mostram que a maioria dos sujeitos (90,9% sabe o nome da Síndrome e foram informados pela mãe logo após o nascimento do irmão, seis deles consideram que reagiram normalmente à notícia. Quanto às responsabilidades adquiridas, a maioria, 90,9%, são responsáveis pelas atividades de vida diária; 27,27% deles consideram que houve acréscimo de responsabilidade em suas vidas em decorrência do nascimento do irmão com SD. Em relação ao sentimento que apresentam por terem um irmão especial, 54,54% consideram como positivo, ou seja, disseram que também sentem-se especiais. Na falta (morte dos pais, a metade dos participantes informa que eles serão os responsáveis legais deste irmão. Pode-se concluir que o nascimento de um irmão com SD tem conseqüências na rotina de vida dos irmãos mais velhos, trazendo modificações e responsabilidades para eles. Entretanto, parece ter um efeito menos dirigido para a desestrutura psicológica, sendo poucas as manifestações de sentimentos extremos, ficando apenas no nível da tristeza, quando são expressos.The present study intended to know about the relation among older brothers/sisters of people with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome (DS, regarding to information and feelings they have about this diagnosis, and if changes have occurred within family dynamics and their own lives. Eleven people were interviewed, from

  15. Two brothers with skewed thiopurine metabolism in ulcerative colitis treated successfully with allopurinol and mercaptopurine dose reduction.

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    Hoentjen, Frank; Hanauer, Stephen B; de Boer, Nanne K; Rubin, David T

    2012-01-01

    Thiopurine therapy effectively maintains remission in inflammatory bowel disease. However, many patients are unable to achieve optimum benefits from azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine because of undesirable metabolism related to high thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) activity characterized by hepatic transaminitis secondary to increased 6-methylmercaptopurine (6-MMP) production and reduced levels of therapeutic 6-thioguanine nucleotide (6-TGN). Allopurinol can optimize this skewed metabolism. We discuss two brothers who were both diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC). Their disease remained active despite oral and topical mesalamines. Steroids followed by 6-mercaptopurine (MP) were unsuccessfully introduced for both patients and both were found to have high 6-MMP and low 6-TGN levels, despite normal TMPT enzyme activity, accompanied by transaminitis. Allopurinol was introduced in combination with MP dose reduction. For both brothers addition of allopurinol was associated with successful remission and optimized MP metabolites. These siblings with active UC illustrate that skewed thiopurine metabolism may occur despite normal TPMT enzyme activity and can lead to adverse events in the absence of disease control. We confirm previous data showing that addition of allopurinol can reverse this skewed metabolism, and reduce both hepatotoxicity and disease activity, but we now also introduce the concept of a family history of preferential MP metabolism as a clue to effective management for other family members. PMID:22147254

  16. Palmo-Plantar hyperkeratosis, intellectual disability, and spastic paraplegia in two maternal half brothers: further evidence for an X-linked inheritance.

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    Isidor, Bertrand; Lefebvre, Tiphaine; Barbarot, Sébastien; Perrier, Julie; Mercier, Sandra; Péréon, Yann; Le Caignec, Cédric; David, Albert

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    In 1983, Fitzsimmons et al. reported four brothers with an unrecognized disorder characterized by intellectual disability, spastic paraplegia, and palmo-plantar hyperkeratosis (OMIM 309500). In this report, we describe a family in which two males, maternal half-brothers, had learning disabilities. Both patients also showed spasticity in the lower limbs and palmo-plantar hyperkeratosis. The mother of the affected boys had learning difficulties but did not show any dermatological symptoms. This report confirms that the association of features reported by Fitzsimmons et al. is a distinct entity and further suggests an X-linked mode of inheritance. PMID:23613454

  17. Family background and income during the rise of the welfare state: brother correlations in income for Swedish men born 1932 - 1968

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    Björklund, Anders; Jäntti, Markus; Lindquist, Matthew J.

    2007-01-01

    The goal of this study is to examine trends in the importance of family background in determining adult income in Sweden. We investigate whether the association between family background and income in Sweden has changed for cohorts born 1932-1968. Our main finding is that the share of the variance in long-run income that is attributable to family background, the so-called brother correlation in income, has fallen by some 11 percentage points from 0.34 for the cohorts of brothers born in the e...

  18. "My Brother Likes Meeting New People, but Don't Ask Him Any Direct Questions": Involving Adults with Autism plus Learning Disability in a Qualitative Research Project

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    Tozer, Rosemary; Atkin, Karl; Wenham, Aniela

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    Adult siblings of people with autism and a learning disability have hitherto been largely overlooked by research, policy and practice in the UK. As part of a qualitative study focussing on adult siblings, we met twelve people with autism plus severe learning disability with their brother or sister. Individually tailored resources were used to make…

  19. Machos e Brothers: uma etnografia sobre o armário em relações homoeróticas masculinas criadas on-line Machos and brothers: an ethnography about the closet in male homoerotic relations created on-line

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    Richard Miskolci

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    Full Text Available A partir de uma etnografia feita com homens que se apresentam como Macho ou Brother em salas de bate-papo dirigidas a um público gay e bissexual da cidade de São Paulo, este artigo explora como eles articulam plataformas de busca de parceiros com o objetivo de criar relações em segredo. Esses homens apresentam-se e buscam parceiros que se descrevem como "discretos" e "fora do meio gay", forjando relações dentro do regime de controle da sexualidade conhecido como armário. Busco expor e compreender as normas de sexualidade e gênero que regem o armário desses usuários, os quais buscam manter seu status heterossexual mesmo tendo relações amorosas e/ou sexuais com outros homens.Based on an ethnography with men who introduce themselves as Macho or Brother in chatrooms directed toward a gay and bisexual audience in the city of São Paulo, this article explores how these users articulate different platforms to create secret relationships. These men introduce themselves and search for partners that can be described as "straight acting" and "not part of the gay scene" creating relations shaped by the sexuality control regime known as the closet. This analysis tries to expose gender and sexuality norms that shape these users' closet, or the way they act trying to keep their heterosexual status while also having sexual or love relationship with other men.

  20. A Comparison of Referred Sexual Partners to Their Community Recruited Counterparts in The BROTHERS Project (HPTN 061).

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    Hall, Grace; Li, Keala; Wilton, Leo; Wheeler, Darrell; Fogel, Jessica; Wang, Lei; Koblin, Beryl

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    The BROTHERS Project (HPTN 061) was established to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a multi-component intervention among African American MSM to reduce HIV incidence. The goal of this analysis was to determine if the sexual partner referral approach used in HPTN 061 broadened the reach of recruitment with regards to characteristics associated with higher infection rates and barriers to quality health care. Overall, referred sexual partners had notable structural barrier differences in comparison to community-recruited participants: lower income, less education, higher unemployment, HIV positive diagnosis, incarceration history, and no health insurance. The study's findings pose implications for utilizing the sexual partner referral approach in reaching African American MSM who may not be accessed by traditional recruitment methods or who are well-integrated in health care systems. PMID:25874753

  1. Information dissipation as an early-warning signal for the Lehman Brothers collapse in financial time series

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    Quax, Rick; Kandhai, Drona; Sloot, Peter M. A.

    2013-05-01

    In financial markets, participants locally optimize their profit which can result in a globally unstable state leading to a catastrophic change. The largest crash in the past decades is the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers which was followed by a trust-based crisis between banks due to high-risk trading in complex products. We introduce information dissipation length (IDL) as a leading indicator of global instability of dynamical systems based on the transmission of Shannon information, and apply it to the time series of USD and EUR interest rate swaps (IRS). We find in both markets that the IDL steadily increases toward the bankruptcy, then peaks at the time of bankruptcy, and decreases afterwards. Previously introduced indicators such as `critical slowing down' do not provide a clear leading indicator. Our results suggest that the IDL may be used as an early-warning signal for critical transitions even in the absence of a predictive model.

  2. Language, Power and Reality TV: the dynamics of race, class and gender in the UK Big Brother Jade-Shilpa row

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    Mendick, Heather; George, Rosalyn P.

    2010-01-01

    Reality TV is often presented as an unproblematic social phenomenon which is consumed and digested by an unthinking and unsophisticated general public. We, however, argue that Reality TV is both a pervasive and important cultural form, and as such it is vital that researchers and teachers engage with it. We return to the controversial UK Big Brother 2007 arguments involving Jade Goody and Shilpa Shetty. We explore how the dynamics of class, gender and race played out in this case. Using this ...

  3. Non-marfan idiopathic medionecrosis (cystic medial necrosis) presenting with multiple visceral artery aneurysms and diffuse connective tissue fragility: Two brothers

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    Two brothers with multiple visceral artery aneurysms or dilatations and diffuse connective tissue fragility who did not have clinical features of Marfan syndrome are reported. One presented with retroperitoneal hemorrhage during angiography, and idiopathic medionecrosis was proved by resection of the aneurysms. These cases belong to the heterogeneous group of Marfan syndrome. The angiographical features (multiple dilation of visceral arteries) suggests fragility of connective tissue and is predictive of hazards during and after a catheterization and operation

  4. Columbia River Wildlife Mitigation Habitat Evaluation Procedures Report / Scotch Creek Wildlife Area, Berg Brothers, and Douglas County Pygmy Rabbit Projects.

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    Ashley, Paul R.

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    This Habitat Evaluation Procedure study was conducted to determine baseline habitat units (HUs) on the Scotch Creek, Mineral Hill, Pogue Mountain, Chesaw and Tunk Valley Habitat Areas (collectively known as the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area) in Okanogan County, Sagebrush Flat and the Dormaler property in Douglas County, and the Berg Brothers ranch located in Okanogan County within the Colville Reservation. A HEP team comprised of individuals from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (Appendix A) conducted baseline habitat surveys using the following HEP evaluation species: mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginiana), mink (Mustela vison), Canada goose (Branta canadensis), downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens), Lewis woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis), and Yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia). Results of the HEP analysis are listed below. General ratings (poor, marginal, fair, etc.,) are described in Appendix B. Mule deer habitat was marginal lacking diversity and quantify of suitable browse species. Sharp-tailed grouse habitat was marginal lacking residual nesting cover and suitable winter habitat Pygmy rabbit habitat was in fair condition except for the Dormaier property which was rated marginal due to excessive shrub canopy closure at some sites. This report is an analysis of baseline habitat conditions on mitigation project lands and provides estimated habitat units for mitigation crediting purposes. In addition, information from this document could be used by wildlife habitat managers to develop management strategies for specific project sites.

  5. Columbia River wildlife mitigation habitat evaluation procedures report: Scotch Creek Wildlife Area, Berg Brothers, and Douglas County pygmy rabbit projects

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    This Habitat Evaluation Procedure study was conducted to determine baseline habitat units (HUs) on the Scotch Creek, Mineral Hill, Pogue Mountain, Chesaw and Tunk Valley Habitat Areas (collectively known as the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area) in Okanogan County, Sagebrush Flat and the Dormaler property in Douglas County, and the Berg Brothers ranch located in Okanogan County within the Colville Reservation. A HEP team comprised of individuals from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (Appendix A) conducted baseline habitat surveys using the following HEP evaluation species: mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginiana), mink (Mustela vison), Canada goose (Branta canadensis), downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens), Lewis woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis), and Yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia). Results of the HEP analysis are listed below. General ratings (poor, marginal, fair, etc.,) are described in Appendix B. Mule deer habitat was marginal lacking diversity and quantify of suitable browse species. Sharp-tailed grouse habitat was marginal lacking residual nesting cover and suitable winter habitat Pygmy rabbit habitat was in fair condition except for the Dormaier property which was rated marginal due to excessive shrub canopy closure at some sites. This report is an analysis of baseline habitat conditions on mitigation project lands and provides estimated habitat units for mitigation crediting purposes. In addition, information from this document could be used by wildlife habitat managers to develop management strategies for specific project sites

  6. Terapia de linguagem de irmãos com transtornos invasivos do desenvolvimento: estudo longitudinal Language therapy of brothers with pervasive developmental disorders: longitudinal study

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi descrever o processo de intervenção fonoaudiológica de dois irmãos com transtornos invasivos do desenvolvimento, por meio de um estudo longitudinal de caso clínico. Participaram dois irmãos, um de nove e outro de 11 anos de idade, ambos do gênero masculino, com autismo (Caso 1 e transtorno invasivo do desenvolvimento sem outra especificação (Caso 2. Como procedimento de coleta e análise de dados foi realizado um estudo longitudinal, por meio de acompanhamento dos casos ao longo de quatro anos de intervenção fonoaudiológica. Foram realizadas filmagens durante as sessões de terapia, análise documental de informações dos prontuários referentes à anamnese, avaliação e relatórios terapêuticos fonoaudiológicos, exames e avaliações multidisciplinares. Em ambos os casos houve melhora no contato visual, na interação social, no vocabulário e na brincadeira simbólica. No Caso 1 ocorreu aumento de 2,0 para 6,2 atos comunicativos por minuto, no Caso 2 de 3,5 para 8,0 atos e ambos demonstraram predominância do meio verbal e maior variedade de funções comunicativas. Outros fatores influenciaram estes resultados, como a deficiência intelectual, a dinâmica familiar, os conflitos no relacionamento entre os irmãos e o ambiente escolar em que estavam inseridos. Confirmou-se a relevância do fonoaudiólogo em intervenções nos transtornos invasivos do desenvolvimento, junto a equipes multidisciplinares, para a discussão diagnóstica e de condutas mais adequadas. Estudos longitudinais podem contribuir para uma análise mais detalhada e fidedigna de intervenções terapêuticas nesses casos, para esclarecer lacunas existentes na literatura e subsidiar a atuação do fonoaudiólogo clínico.The aim of this research was to describe the language intervention process of two brothers with pervasive developmental disorders, through a longitudinal clinical case study. Two brothers - one nine and the other 11

  7. THE EVANGELICAL AS THE NATIVE IN THE “BROTHERS KARAMAZOV” AND IN “A WRITER’S DIARY” (1876–1877 BY FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY

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    Full Text Available The article identifi es the reasons for Fyodor Dostoevsky’s appeal to the traditions of Old Russian literature in “A Writer’s Diary” during the Russian-Turkish war. One of the main reasons is seeking for national foundations of Russian spirituality. The writer learned the world of medieval literacy getting acquainted with hagiography, walking, spiritual eloquence. Later Dostoevsky reverted to the Old Russian monuments in the course of his work on the novel “The Brothers Karamazov” (in particular on the chapter “Th e Russian Monk”. As follows from the comparison of the texts the dominant qualities of the ideal image of a Russian saint are repentance, humility and suff ering, desire for purifi cation, spiritual ability to resist the evil. The ideal form of existence of Russian people becomes conciliarism. The type of historicism is the movement to the Last Judgment. Gospel allusions and metaphors reinforce the author’s interpretation. Th us, Dostoevsky carries on the dialogue with the evangelical word at an ideological, imaginative, genre, motive and narrative level of the text. Th e hallmark of the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky who followed the evangelical tradition, becomes a dialogical word.

  8. Considerations on domain location according to the jump of resolution between the driving data and the nested regional climate model within the Big-Brother experiment.

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    Matte, D.; Laprise, R.; Theriault, J. M.; Lucas-Picher, P.

    2015-12-01

    Many studies have shown the importance of choosing the domain size adequately for dynamical downscaling with nested regional climate models. It is well known that domain should not be too large to avoid large departure from the driving data, and not be too small to provide sufficient distance from the lateral inflow to allow a full development of the small-scale features resolved by the increase resolution. Although practitioners of dynamical downscaling are well aware that the jump of resolution between the driving data and the nested regional climate model impacts the simulated climate, the issue has never been properly study. Larger is the jump of resolution, larger is the distance from the lateral inflow to fully develop the small-scale features permitted by the increase resolution. Our investigation compares direct nesting to achieve a grid mesh of 0.15o from driving data at 3.6°, 1.8o, 0.45° and 0.15° using the perfect-prognostic approach of the Big-Brother protocol. The results show that the small-scale transient-eddy component struggles to be fully developed with reduced resolution of the driving data. Overall, this study suggests that domain location (i.e. domain of interest or subsequent nested domains) must be chosen carefully according to the jump of resolution to allow the optimal development of small-scale features allowed by the increase resolution of the nested model.

  9. 论周氏兄弟的早期翻译%A Study on Early Translations of Zhou Brothers

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    2014-01-01

    1909年《域外小说集》的出版是周氏兄弟在晚清最重要的文学活动。在《域外小说集》中,周氏兄弟审慎地选择了代表唯美主义、自然主义、批判现实主义、现代主义等世纪之交文艺思潮的小说作品,来践行以文艺转移性情、改造社会的目标。《域外小说集》能够在1909年出版,与周氏兄弟之前较长一段时间里在翻译领域的摸索和准备是分不开的。周氏兄弟的早期翻译可以分为两个阶段:1903—1906年是裹挟在晚清译介潮流中的摸索阶段。在晚清译界登场以后,周氏兄弟大致选择了科学小说和侦探小说进行翻译。1906—1908年是周氏兄弟《域外小说集》的酝酿阶段。在合作翻译《红星佚史》的过程中,他们提出了“文以移情”的翻译理念。受到无政府主义思想的影响,此时他们开始关注俄国文学。周氏兄弟最早关注并认真译介的弱小民族文学是匈牙利文学。%In the late Qing Dynasty, the publication of The Collections of Foreign Fictions in 1909 was the most important literar-y activity for Zhou brothers.They chose the stories in the book carefully which represented the trend of literary at the turn of the century, such as aestheticism, naturalism, critical realism, modernism, and etc.They hoped to achieve their ambition by trans-ferring people's dispositions and transforming the society.The publication of the book has been closely related to Zhou brothers'exploration and preparation in the field of translation from 1903 to 1908, which can be roughly divided into two periods.Before the year of 1906, their translation followed the trend of the time in an explorative manner.They chose scientific fiction and de-tective fiction as their translation topics.Then from the year 1906 to 1908, they started to prepare for the publication of The Col-lections of Foreign Fictions.They collaborated to translate The World's Desire and put forward the

  10. Comparison between high-resolution climate simulations using single- and double-nesting approaches within the Big-Brother experimental protocol

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    Matte, Dominic; Laprise, René; Thériault, Julie Mireille

    2016-02-01

    Regional climate models (RCM) are widely used to downscale global climate models' (GCMs) simulations. As the resolution of RCM increases faster than that of GCM used for climate-change projections till the end of this century, the resolution jump will become an issue. Cascade with multiple nesting offers an approach to reach high resolution while keeping reasonable computational cost. Few studies have addressed whether the best results are obtained with the single- or multiple-nesting approaches. In this study the results obtained with single and double nesting are compared within the idealised "perfect model" framework of the Big-Brother Experiment. This method consists in first realizing a simulation, nicknamed the Big-Brother (BB) simulation, on a relatively large domain at the desired resolution, to serve as reference dataset. The BB results are then processed by a low-pass filter to emulate a coarse-resolution dataset to be used as LBC to drive further simulations, nicknamed the Little-Brother (LB) simulations, using an identical model formulation and resolution as the BB simulation. For the single nesting, the LB simulations are directly simulated, while for the double nesting a surrogate intermediate-resolution simulation is used. The study of the time-mean (stationary) component shows that little difference is noted between the single- and double-nesting approaches. The time-deviation (transient-eddy) component, however, shows important differences. The double-nesting approach weakly degrades the large scales but allows a significant reduction of the required domain size to allow adequate spin-up of fine-scale features. This results in an important saving in the computational cost.

  11. ‘The Lehman Brothers Bailout and its Subsequent Regulatory Responses: Should the bailout have occurred and can regulation mitigate bailout incentivisation issues?’

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    Cottrell, Sam

    2010-01-01

    The global economy currently contends with the greatest threat to the stability and continuation of the financial and economic markets since the Great Depression. The seeds of the crisis were sown within the sub-prime mortgage market in 2006. It escalated and engulfed the U.S. finance sector in 2007 and during 2008 contaminated the global real economy. One of the landmarks of the crisis’ timeline is the collapse of Lehman Brothers Investment Bank. The decision not to bail out the firm has bee...

  12. Stock Market Reaction to the Global Financial Crisis: the Role of Corporate Governance and Product Quality Ratings in the Lehman Brothers' Event

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    Becchetti, Leonardo; Ceniccola, Claudia; Ciciretti , Rocco

    2010-01-01

    We analyse with an event study approach the stock market reaction to one of the most important episodes in the global nancial crisis (Lehman Brothers ling for chapter 11). Our inquiry on abnormal returns of about 2,700 stocks around the event date documents that the shock induces investors to incorporate insights from (or re-adjust the pre-event expected impact of) corporate social responsibility (CSR) ratings in stock evaluation in a sort of "flight to CSR quality". The main CSR domains with...

  13. Study of the genetics of progeny, brothers and sisters of Wismut employees that died before their 51st birthday from lung cancer. Final report

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    The project was aimed to reconstruct the genotype of Wismut employees that died before their 51st birthday due to lung cancer using genetic data from their children, brothers and sisters, in order to study the individual radiation sensitivity of the person and to develop a bio-sample data base. The final report includes the description of planning and realization of the project, investigation strategies, development and organization of a phenotype and bio-sample data base, preparation of data storage and genotype evaluation.

  14. Big Brother: A Road Map for Building Ubiquitous Surveillance System in Nigeria

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    Simon Enoch Yusuf

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we propose a method to improve the security challenges in Nigeria by embedding literally hundreds of invisible computers into the environment with each computer performing its tasks without requiring human awareness or a large amount of human intervention to monitor human behaviour, natural disasters and search for stolen or lost items. Ubiquitous Dynamic Surveillance cameras embedded with Radio frequency identification (RFID is proposed for this security system.

  15. Driver’s Big Brother: How Smartphones Can Increase Driver’s Awareness

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    Ashraf Khalil

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Using mobile devices while driving has been widely shown to pose serious safety risk. Various approaches aim at mitigating the risk of mobile devices while driving. Some initiatives have focused on increasing drivers’ awareness of such potential risk. Along the same vein, we present a model, and its implementation, for assessing the degree of distraction that drivers experience while using phones during driving. Based on data collected during each driving session, the application gives statistics, such as keypad interaction, number and length of phone calls and the driving speed, to the driver. This should increase the awareness of drivers by helping them understand how much distraction they got involved with during driving and how much hazardous they can be to themselves and to others. Our experiments with drivers demonstrated the potential of the application at highlighting risky behavior, promoting awareness and motivating better driving.

  16. PENERAPAN EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM PADA PENJADWALAN PRODUKSI (Studi Kasus di PT Brother Silver Product Indonesia

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    Lala Febriana

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available This research gives an alternative to build production schedule using Evolutionary Algorithm. The objective function is minimizing production makespan. Shortest Processing Time (SPT and Longest Processing Time (LPT methods are used as initial solution. The algorithm is implemented on house ware factory and the result show the final solution has makespan 26,74 % less than initial solution. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Penelitian ini memberikan alternatif dalam menyusun suatu jadwal produksi dengan menggunakan Evolutionary Algorithm. Fungsi tujuan yang akan dicapai adalah meminimumkan makespan produksi. Metode Shortest Processing Time (SPT dan Longest Processing Time (LPT digunakan sebagai solusi awal. Algoritma ini kemudian diterapkan pada pabrik peralatan rumah tangga dan solusi akhir menunjukan Evolutionary Algorithm memberikan makespan 26.74% lebih kecil dibandingkan dengan solusi awal. Kata kunci: Evolutionary Algorithm, Penjadwalan.

  17. Two Silent Brothers. Althusser and Foucault at the Crossroads of Ideology

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    Diego Melegari

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The article aims to reinterpret the relationship between Louis Althusser and Michel Foucault on the specific ground of the notion of "Ideology." If Foucault's critique addresses initially the alleged opposition between ideological discourse and scientific discourse, this does not seem to fade in the seventies, despite the convergence of Foucault's "microphysics of power"with Althusser's insistence on the "material" character of ideology. To explain the persistence of this comparison and of this tension the author shows how with it are involved highly problematic knots for the whole Foucault's thought: the status of representation and truth, the inner existence and temporality of capitalism and, in particular, the relationship between criticism and politics.

  18. The tale of the three brothers - Shh, Wnt and Fgf during development of the thalamus

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    Anja IH Hagemann

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The thalamic complex is an essential part of the brain that requires a combination of specialized activities to attain its final complexity. In the following review we will describe the induction process of the mid-diencephalic organizer (MDO where three different signaling pathways merge: Wnt, Shh and Fgf. Here, we dissect the function of each signaling pathway in the thalamus in chronological order of their appearance. First we describe the Wnt mediated induction of the MDO and compartition of the caudal forebrain, then the Shh mediated determination of proneural gene expression before discussing recent progress in characterizing Fgf function during thalamus development. Then, we focus on transcription factors, which are regulated by these pathways and which play a pivotal role in neurogenesis in the thalamus. The three signaling pathways act together in a strictly regulated chronology to orchestrate the development of the entire thalamus.

  19. S-nitrosothiol (SNO signals in the enteric nervous system: lessons learnt from big brother.

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    TorSavidge

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Nitric oxide (NO is a functionally important neurotransmitter signaling molecule generated by mammalian and bacterial nitric oxide synthases (NOS, and by chemical conversion of dietary nitrite in the gastrointestinal (GI tract. Neuronal nNOS is the most abundant isoenzyme in the enteric nervous system, and targeted deletion in transgenic mice has clearly demonstrated its importance in normal gut function. Enteric neuropathy is also often associated with abnormal NO production, for example in achalasia and diabetic gastroparesis. Not surprisingly therefore, aberrant nNOS activity is widely implicated in enteric disease, and represents a potential molecular target for therapeutic intervention. One physiological signalling mechanism of NO bioactivity is through chemical reaction with the heme centre of guanylyl cyclase, resulting in the conversion of cGMP from GTP. This second messenger nucleotide signal activates cGMP-dependent protein kinases, phosphodiesterases and ion channels, and is implicated in the neuronal control of GI function. However, few studies in the GI tract have fully related NO bioactivity with specific molecular targets of NO-derived signals. In the central nervous system (CNS, it is now increasingly appreciated that NO bioactivity is often actively transduced via S-nitrosothiol (SNO signals rather than via activation of guanylyl cyclase. Moreover, aberrant S-nitrosylation of specific molecular targets is implicated in CNS pathology. S-nitrosylation refers to the posttranslational modification of a protein cysteine thiol by NO, forming an endogenous SNO. Because cysteine residues are often key regulators of protein function, S-nitrosylation represents a physiologically important signaling mechanism analogous to other posttranslational modifications, such as O-phosphorylation. This article provides an overview of how neurotransmitter NO is produced by nNOS as this represents the most prominent and well defined source of SNO

  20. Mercury is Moon's brother

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    The latest information on Mercury planet is presented obtained by studying the planet with the aid of radar and space vehicles. Rotation of Mercury about its axis has been discovered; within 2/3 of its year it executes a complete revolution about its axis. In images obtained by the ''Mariner-10'' Mercurys surface differs little from that of the Moon. The ''Mariner-10'' has also discovered the Mercurys atmosphere, which consists of extremely rarefied helium. The helium is continuously supplied to the planet by the solar wind. The Mercury's magnetic field has been discovered, whose strength is 35 x 10-4 at the Equator and 70 x 10-4 E at the poles. The inclination of the dipole axis to the Mercury's rotation axis is 7 deg

  1. The Wright Brothers

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    李琳

    2006-01-01

    People had dreamed of flying for many years. The United States Army was trying to develop an airplane in 1903, but the plane wouldn’t fly. The New York Times wrote that maybe in "1 million to 10 million years" they might be able to make a plane that would fly.

  2. My Younger Brother

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    Sally

    2007-01-01

    Look! The boy has a big mouth,two big eyes,a small nose and two big ears.He likes to eat chocolate,but he doesn't like to eat rice no matter how hungry he is. He likes to drink milk but doesn't like to drink water.He is a cute boy with a rosy face.My

  3. Band of Brothers

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    Pærregaard, Karsten

    2011-01-01

    Kapitlet diskuterer den rolle, som katolske broderskaber spiller i peruanske migranters religiøse praksis i USA, Spanien og andre lande. Den introducerer kort de katolske broderskabers historie i Spanien og det kolonial Latin Amerika og undersøger derpå det spirituelle slægtskab, som forbinder pe...

  4. brother DCP-560CN

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    2008-01-01

    单从外观来看,这款DCP-560CN和MFC-465CN没有本质区别,在功能上两者也比较接近,它们都提供了10页自动送稿器,具备彩色液晶显示屏,并标配了网络连接,只是DCP-560CN去掉了传真功能(控制面板也相应进行了简化),在购买成本上更为经济。DCP-560CN支持PictBridge协议,能通过数码相机进行直接照片打印,它还提供了多功能读卡器,支持包括xD卡在内的几乎所有主流类型的存储卡,配合彩色的液晶显示屏还能方便地预览照片,无需PC的帮助也可轻松打印照片。相对于DCP-350C,对于那些不需要传真功能,但对功能性要求更高的用户,DCP-560CN才是更好的选择。

  5. brother DCP-350C

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    2008-01-01

    根据厂商的命名规范,MFC系列的多功能一体机是配置了独立传真功能的全能型产品,而DCP系列则是去掉传真,只提供打印、扫描、复印三项主要功能的实用型一体机。在本次专题中,除了前面介绍过的两台MFC系列产品以为,我们还邀请到了兄弟公司最新推出的两款DCP系列成员,分别是DCP-350C和DCP-560CN。它们同样采用的是超薄、紧凑的造型设计,只是根据产品定位的不同在配置上进行了一些增减。

  6. Gianco, my Brother

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    Rota, Ester Gasperoni

    As a child, Gianco (the nickname by which he was known to family and friends) wanted to be a cook. Since cooking has never been my "cup of tea" I gladly allowed him to experiment on a stove that had been given to me for Christmas, a little electric marvel equipped with a real oven. He concocted sauces, baked cookies and cakes, which were eminently edible. Perhaps thanks to his childhood practice, Gianco's cooking was always far better than mine.

  7. Síndrome de Waardenburg: achados audiológicos em 2 irmãos Waardenburg's syndrome: audiological findings in 2 brothers

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    Carlos Henrique F. Martins

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A síndrome de Waardenburg foi inicialmente descrita em 1951 por P.J. Waardenburg, como uma condição autossômica dominante que apresenta penetrância e expressividade variáveis de seus caracteres. Os sinais clínicos mais frequentes são: deslocamento lateral dos cantos internos dos olhos (telecanto, hiperplasia da porção medial dos supercílios (sinofris, base nasal proeminente e alargada, alterações na pigmentação da íris e da pele, surdez congênita, mecha branca frontal ou encanecimento precoce. Este estudo foi realizado em dois irmãos de uma família, que apresentavam características clínicas da síndrome de Waardenburg, entre elas a deficiência auditiva. Os pacientes foram submetidos à uma avaliação otorrinolaringológica, audiológica e genética.Waardenburg's Syndrome, first described in 1951 by P.J. Waardenburg, is an autossomal dominant condition with variable penetrance and expressivity of its features. The clinical signs are lateral displacement of the inner canthi of the eyes, confluent eyebrows, broad and prominent nasal root, pigmentation changes of the irises and skin, sensorineural deafness, white forelock or early graying of the hair. This study was based on two brothers who presented a typical clinical picture of Waardenburg's Syndrome, including hearing loss. Otolaryngological, audiological and genetical evaluations were conducted.

  8. Machos e Brothers: uma etnografia sobre o armário em relações homoeróticas masculinas criadas on-line Machos and brothers: an ethnography about the closet in male homoerotic relations created on-line

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    Richard Miskolci

    2013-01-01

    A partir de uma etnografia feita com homens que se apresentam como Macho ou Brother em salas de bate-papo dirigidas a um público gay e bissexual da cidade de São Paulo, este artigo explora como eles articulam plataformas de busca de parceiros com o objetivo de criar relações em segredo. Esses homens apresentam-se e buscam parceiros que se descrevem como "discretos" e "fora do meio gay", forjando relações dentro do regime de controle da sexualidade conhecido como armário. Busco expor e compree...

  9. Mental retardation, acromegalic face, and megalotestes in two half-brothers: a specific form of X-linked mental retardation without fra(X) (q)?

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    Tariverdian, G; Froster-Iskenius, U; Deuschl, G; Wolff, G

    1991-01-01

    We describe a family with two half-brothers affected with severe mental retardation. The phenotype in the affected individuals is characterized by apparent acromegaly, profound mental retardation, and hyperactivity. The mother has analogous but less severe facial anomalies and mild mental impairment. Screening for fra(X) (q) was negative in peripheral lymphocytes using methotrexate for fra(X) enhancement. The clinical findings in our patients are similar to those described by Fryns et al. [1986] in two patients with acquired lesions of the central nervous system. CT investigations in one of our patients showed areas of hyperdensity in the pontine region and a small subarachnoid cyst. The pedigree suggests X-linked inheritance. The association of apparent acromegaly, CNS anomalies, megalotestes, and mental retardation in this family supports the hypothesis that a distinct syndrome may exist with phenotype anomalies more severe than those characteristic for the Martin-Bell syndrome but without fragile X. PMID:2018059

  10. Duas variantes da representação do real na cultura midiática: o exorbitante Big Brother brasil e o circunspeto Edifício Master

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    Fernando Andacht

    2005-01-01

    The text aims at describing a remarkable phenomenon in our present day media culture: the representation of the real in television and cinema. Through the comparison between two audiovisual genres which deal with the real in the media, the Edificio Master documentary, directed by Eduardo Coutinho, and the Big Brother Brasil television program, the aim is to understand the cultural signification of two very different esthetic products that, nevertheless, share the dominant use of indexical si...

  11. Des discours pour condamner un usage dévoyé du langage : une analyse des discours autour du prix « Orwell Novlang » des Big Brother Awards

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Dans cette contribution, nous proposons d’analyser des discours qui sont produits par un collectif militant (à savoir la section française de l’association Privacy International dans le cadre de la remise d’un prix qui concerne l’usage de la langue et/ou du discours (à savoir le prix « Orwell Novlang » des Big Brother Awards. C’est donc la fonction métalinguistique du langage qui nous occupe ici, telle que la mettent en œuvre des locuteurs « ordinaires » (entendus ici comme des non-spécialistes du savoir savant sur la langue et sur le discours et telle qu’elle participe d’une démarche de critique politique. Au moyen de cette étude, nous espérons contribuer, depuis le champ de l’analyse du discours, aux réflexions sur le métalangage ordinaire, spécialement dans ses usages critiques, militants et/ou polémiques en contexte socio-politique. A travers l’analyse de textes rédigés par les militants organisateurs des Big Brother Awards, nous cherchons à saisir les appréciations et les jugements que ces locuteurs portent sur l’emploi du langage, en particulier lorsqu’ils renvoient ces emplois à ce qu’ils appellent eux-mêmes une ou la « novlangue ». En effet, nous partons du principe que la « novlangue » n’existe pas en elle-même, de manière naturelle ou objectivable, mais plutôt comme un terme métalinguistique ordinaire qui permet de référer, pour des locuteurs engagés dans une démarche critique, à un ensemble relativement diffus d’usages. Ce sont ces usages que nous cherchons à identifier, par l’analyse des textes des argumentaires produits par l’association pour instruire les dossiers des nominés (soit 40 argumentaires étudiés de 2004 à 2013.

  12. Duas variantes da representação do real na cultura midiática: o exorbitante Big Brother brasil e o circunspeto Edifício Master

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    Fernando Andacht

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The text aims at describing a remarkable phenomenon in our present day media culture: the representation of the real in television and cinema. Through the comparison between two audiovisual genres which deal with the real in the media, the Edificio Master documentary, directed by Eduardo Coutinho, and the Big Brother Brasil television program, the aim is to understand the cultural signification of two very different esthetic products that, nevertheless, share the dominant use of indexical signs, as their specific strategy. Without trying to minimize the obvious esthetic and ethic differences that exist between the reality show of the multinational company Endemol and the highly acclaimed Brazilian film, the article considers a fundamental tendency in present day media culture, namely, the techological and artistic production of an illusory intimacy at a distance, as a way of reflecting on identity. The functioning of the reality show aims at wrenching out of its orbit the normality of its participants, who must dwell in an abnormal place; the documentary, on the other hand, aims at offering a circumspect and moral vision of our everyday world, there where life takes place.

  13. Insondável travessia (Rocco e seus irmãos Deep journey (Rocco and his brothers

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    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Os temas da migração, da memória e do destino são evocados nesse ensaio inspirado no filme de Visconti.The themes of migration, of memory and of destiny are evoked in this essay inspired by Visconti's film.

  14. Brothers in arms or peace? The media representation of Swedish and Norwegian defence- and military co-operation

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    Stig Arne Nohrstedt

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the relevance of Johan Galtung's model for peace journalism and critical discourse analysis (CDA in light of the media coverage of Swedish and Norwegian defence cooperation. By analysing the proposal for closer military cooperation between the Nato-member Norway and the non-aligned Sweden the article emphasises the paradox that the fact that both Sweden and Norway have forces fighting in Afghanistan was not mentioned when the heads of the Norwegian and Swedish Defence in a joint article justified the need for a closer cooperation between the two countries. Thus this analysis illustrates some limitations of the peace journalism perspective and the necessity to take a contextual approach in which also the possibility of "peace talk" being part of a war discourse is considered.

  15. The Brothers Grimm in The Library of the National Museum of Slovenia: the Legacy of Anastazij Grün

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTThe article is focused on the “treasures” of the National Museum of Slovenia Library a part of them being the books of the count Anton Alexander Auersprg writing under the pseudonym of Anastazij Grün. In 1910 his legacy was included into the museum’s book collection. The poet Anastazij Zelenc was an interesting and unique historical personage and a passionate collector of books and other printed materials. He became especially enthusiastic about antique history and folk literature. Thus, it is not surprising to find the Grimm’s literary “production” in his collection. Anastazij Grün is not sufficiently known in Slovenia. Therefore it is convenient to underline his importance at the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of the great fairy tale writer, ethnologist and philologist Jacob Grimm (20th September 2013.

  16. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU! TO BE OR NOT TO BE ONLINE... OR SCREEN AS OUR OWN TECHNOLOGICAL ADDRESS

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    Vanda Maria Sousa

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article seeks to answer the question: how the screens are interposed between the subject and reality, in contexts of the New Technologies of Information and Communication, particularly in the case of television screens (in the reality show format and computer screens (by the profusion of social networks? Using the interpretative methodology, our goal is to take as a starting point the etymology of technic and technology to establish the technological nature of man’s relationship with reality. Once this premise is demonstrated, we will convene the Heideggerian concepts (dasein and ge-stell to interpret how the technology of the screen meets a social need for happiness that comes from the media in a world that re-discovers itself as iconic. Each of us is called upon, in our day-to-day life, to an important, special and urgent meeting with the representation of our own selves, against a screen, where will be its own place of happiness. We intend to assess whether ideologies are hiper-evaluated today, especially when translating reality into binary conceptions of the world, projecting dasein on the demand for unity (1, opposing it to failure (0, each time using the screen more like a mirror or a window, and forgetting its function as a ge-stell by making it a promotion, and not doing it as a way to discover dasein, but, instead, as the opening of the simulacra itself.

  17. Treatment of obstructive uropathy in one of three young brothers suffering from Gorlin-Cohen syndrome: a case report

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Frontometaphyseal dysplasia, or Gorlin-Cohen syndrome, is an X-linked disorder primarily characterized by skeletal dysplasia, such as hyperostosis of the skull and abnormalities of tubular bone modeling. Some patients develop extraskeletal manifestations, such as urinary tract anomalies. Case presentation A 26-year-old male patient was diagnosed with frontometaphyseal dysplasia and suffered from chronic urine retention. Although the patient was primarily diagnosed with a neurogenic bladder, our work-up revealed posterior urethral valves, bladder neck stenosis, and multiple bladder stones. The patient was treated by transurethral resection of the urethral valves and bladder neck with simultaneous open cystolithotomy to remove the bladder calculi. After removal of the catheter, the patient voided normally and had no post-void residual urine. At the 1-year follow-up, he was still voiding normally; his urodynamic investigation was also normal. Conclusions In the recent literature, there is scarce information on the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients with malformations of the urinary tract as a result of Gorlin-Cohen syndrome. The case presented here could guide urological approaches to patients suffering from this rare condition.

  18. Supernova 2013fc in a circumnuclear ring of a luminous infrared galaxy: the big brother of SN 1998S

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    Kangas, T; Kankare, E; Lundqvist, P; Väisänen, P; Childress, M; Pignata, G; McCully, C; Valenti, S; Vinko, J; Pastorello, A; Elias-Rosa, N; Fraser, M; Gal-Yam, A; Kotak, R; Kotilainen, J; Smartt, S J; Galbany, L; Harmanen, J; Howell, D A; Inserra, C; Marion, G H; Quimby, R M; Silverman, J M; Szalai, T; Wheeler, C J; Ashall, C; Benetti, S; Romero-Cañizales, C; Smith, K W; Sullivan, M; Takáts, K; Young, D R

    2015-01-01

    We present photometric and spectroscopic observations of SN 2013fc, a bright type II supernova (SN) in a circumnuclear star-forming ring in the luminous infrared galaxy ESO 154-G010, observed as part of the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey of Transient Objects (PESSTO). SN 2013fc is both photometrically and spectroscopically similar to the well-studied type IIn SN 1998S and to the bright type II-L SN 1979C. It exhibits an initial linear decline after maximum, followed by a short plateau phase and a tail phase with a decline too fast for $^{56}$Co decay with full gamma-ray trapping. Initially the spectrum was blue and featureless. Later on, a strong broad ($\\sim 8000$ km s$^{-1}$) H$\\alpha$ emission profile became prominent. We apply a Starlight stellar population model fit to the SN location (observed when the SN had faded) to estimate both a high extinction of $A_V = 2.9 \\pm 0.2$ mag and an age of $10_{-2}^{+3}$ Myr for the underlying cluster. We compare the SN to SNe 1998S and 1979C and discuss its possible ...

  19. Supernova 2013fc in a circumnuclear ring of a luminous infrared galaxy: the big brother of SN 1998S

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    Kangas, T.; Mattila, S.; Kankare, E.; Lundqvist, P.; Väisänen, P.; Childress, M.; Pignata, G.; McCully, C.; Valenti, S.; Vinkó, J.; Pastorello, A.; Elias-Rosa, N.; Fraser, M.; Gal-Yam, A.; Kotak, R.; Kotilainen, J. K.; Smartt, S. J.; Galbany, L.; Harmanen, J.; Howell, D. A.; Inserra, C.; Marion, G. H.; Quimby, R. M.; Silverman, J. M.; Szalai, T.; Wheeler, J. C.; Ashall, C.; Benetti, S.; Romero-Cañizales, C.; Smith, K. W.; Sullivan, M.; Takáts, K.; Young, D. R.

    2016-02-01

    We present photometric and spectroscopic observations of SN 2013fc, a bright type II supernova (SN) in a circumnuclear star-forming ring in the luminous infrared galaxy ESO 154-G010, observed as part of the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey of Transient Objects. SN 2013fc is both photometrically and spectroscopically similar to the well-studied type IIn SN 1998S and to the bright type II-L SN 1979C. It exhibits an initial linear decline, followed by a short plateau phase and a tail phase with a decline too fast for 56Co decay with full γ-ray trapping. Initially, the spectrum was blue and featureless. Later on, a strong broad (˜8000 km s-1) H α emission profile became prominent. We apply a STARLIGHT stellar population model fit to the SN location (observed when the SN had faded) to estimate a high extinction of AV = 2.9 ± 0.2 mag and an age of 10_{-2}^{+3} Myr for the underlying cluster. We compare the SN to SNe 1998S and 1979C and discuss its possible progenitor star considering the similarities to these events. With a peak brightness of B = -20.46 ± 0.21 mag, SN 2013fc is 0.9 mag brighter than SN 1998S and of comparable brightness to SN 1979C. We suggest that SN 2013fc was consistent with a massive red supergiant (RSG) progenitor. Recent mass loss probably due to a strong RSG wind created the circumstellar matter illuminated through its interaction with the SN ejecta. We also observe a near-infrared excess, possibly due to newly condensed dust.

  20. Brothers & Sisters Talk with PACER.

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    Binkard, Betty; And Others

    This booklet presents excerpts from interviews with siblings (ages 10-28) of persons with a range of handicaps, including Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, deafness, autism, seizure disorder, genetic disorders, and mental retardation. It is arranged in order from the youngest person interviewed and continues through…

  1. The Brother in Law Effect

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    David K. Levine; Federico Weinschelbaum; Felipe Zurita

    2005-01-01

    Ordinarily labor market equilibrium implies that the marginal worker is indifferent to employment, and that the employer is indifferent between equally productive employees. When the marginal worker is indifferent to employment, employer preferences do not matter. If, however, the marginal worker strictly prefers to be employed, the employer can give favors, and may wish to do so even at some cost to efficient production. Not only may inefficient workers be employed, but the employer may also...

  2. Recurrent adjacent-2 segregation of a familial t(14;21)(q11.2;q11.2): phenotypic comparison of two brothers and a paternal aunt inheriting the der(14).

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    Chen, Emily; Choe, Michele A; Loughman, William D; Covert, Susan; Bitts, Sheila; Rowe, Amy; Beischel, Linda; Johnson, John P

    2005-01-15

    A 14-year-old boy was referred for a genetics evaluation after high-resolution chromosome analysis showed a small amount of extra material in the proximal long arm of chromosome 21. Five years prior, his karyotype analysis was interpreted as normal with a variant chromosome 21. The patient has short palpebral fissures, strabismus, flat antihelices of the ears, long thumbs with bilaterally absent interphalangeal creases, proximal bilateral 3/4 syndactyly, small testes, hypotonia, mental retardation, and speech problems. He has significant depression and behavioral problems including hyperactivity, aggression, and impulsivity. His 8-year-old brother has more severe behavioral disturbances and depression, but less significant mental retardation. A paternal aunt has mental retardation, is unusually docile, and appears similar to our patient. Chromosome analysis and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) whole chromosome paint of chromosome 21 showed that the patient's father carries a "cryptic" balanced translocation, 46,XY, t(14;21)(q11.2;q11.2), as does the patient's paternal grandmother. Uniparental disomy studies using seven informative polymorphic nucleotide repeat markers from 14q and 21q confirmed biparental inheritance of the number 14 and 21 chromosomes for each brother, and indicate that they and the paternal aunt, all of whom inherited the der(14), are monosomic for proximal 21q and trisomic for proximal 14q. These karyotypes arose through an adjacent-2 segregation in the father on two occasions, and from the paternal grandmother on one occasion. This family is an example of recurrent malsegregation with translocations involving the acrocentrics. PMID:15551340

  3. Creating Film Cultural Brands:A Case Analysis from Huayi Brothers%影视文化品牌塑造:来自华谊兄弟的案例

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    张莹; 陈雷

    2014-01-01

    在当今品牌引领的时代潮流下,影视文化品牌化,受众才更容易表现出行为和情感的忠诚,继而产生更好的经济效益。结合品牌建设理论,选取华谊兄弟案例,分析其品牌塑造的有利和不利因素,提出了影视文化品牌塑造的三个方法,即提升品牌知名度、树立良好的品牌形象和适当进行品牌延伸。%In the era trend of today's brand leading , creating film cultural brands makes it much easier for the audi-ences to perform loyalty behaviorally and emotionally , which in turn produces better economic benefits .This paper selects the case of Huayi Brothers and analyzes its favorable and unfavorable factors using theory of building brand , then puts forward three methods on how to build film cultural brands , namely building up brand awareness , estab-lishing a good brand image and carrying out brand extension .

  4. Study of the genetics of progeny, brothers and sisters of Wismut employees that died before their 51st birthday from lung cancer. Final report; Studie der Genetik bei Nachkommen und Geschwistern von Wismut-Mitarbeitern, die vor dem 51. Lebensjahr an Lungenkrebs verstorben sind. Schlussbericht

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    Wichmann, H. Erich [Muenchen Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Biometrie und Epidemiologie

    2012-02-15

    The project was aimed to reconstruct the genotype of Wismut employees that died before their 51st birthday due to lung cancer using genetic data from their children, brothers and sisters, in order to study the individual radiation sensitivity of the person and to develop a bio-sample data base. The final report includes the description of planning and realization of the project, investigation strategies, development and organization of a phenotype and bio-sample data base, preparation of data storage and genotype evaluation.

  5. Desempenho psicolinguístico e escolar de irmãos com mielomeningocele Psycholinguistic and school performance of brothers with myelomeningocele

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: mielomeningocele e consequências para o desenvolvimento de habilidades psicolinguísticas e escolares. PROCEDIMENTOS: o objetivo deste estudo foi descrever e refletir sobre o desempenho psicolinguístico e escolar de irmãos com mielomeningocele lombar baixa. Participaram do estudo um menino de 14 anos e 5 meses (P1 e sua irmã de 6 anos e 6 meses (P2. Os procedimentos constaram de entrevista com familiares, Observação do Comportamento Comunicativo (OCC, Teste de Vocabulário por Imagens Peabody - TVIP, Teste Illinóis de Habilidades Psicolinguísticas (ITPA, Perfil de Habilidades Fonológicas (PHF, Teste de Desempenho Escolar (TDE, e Reconhecimento de letras e números (RLN. A análise dos resultados foi descritiva respeitando os manuais dos instrumentos. RESULTADOS: a linguagem oral encontra-se sem alteração evidente. No ITPA e PHF, verificou-se que P1 e P2 apresentaram dificuldade nas habilidades de memória, closura auditiva, expressão verbal, combinação de sons e consciência fonológica. P1 ainda apresentou dificuldade na habilidade de recepção visual e P2 nas habilidades de associação auditiva e closura gramatical. Ambas as crianças apresentaram alteração nas atividades de aprendizagem. CONCLUSÃO: os participantes do estudo apresentaram comportamento comunicativo, habilidades de linguagem oral e vocabulário receptivo sem alterações evidentes. P1 e P2 apresentaram alterações nas habilidades psicolinguísticas bem como no desempenho de atividades envolvendo leitura, escrita e aritmética. As dificuldades apresentadas causam impacto importante nas atividades acadêmicas, demonstrando vulnerabilidade cerebral no sistema de suporte para atividade de aprendizagem.BACKGROUND: meningomyelocele and consequences on the development of psycholinguistic and school abilities. PROCEDURES: the purpose of this study was to describe and reflect on the psycholinguistic and school performance of siblings with low lumbar

  6. Half-brothers in the Schulhof Family?

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    Vokrouhlický, David; Nesvorný, David

    2011-07-01

    Disruptive collisions in the asteroid belt produced groups of fragments known as the asteroid families. The studies of identified asteroid families help us to better understand issues related to impact physics, space weathering, asteroid interior, and collisional evolution of the main belt. Here, we analyze a family near the central main belt asteroid (2384) Schulhof. We show that the previously found group of objects around (81337) 2000 GP36 is actually a sub-cluster in the larger Schulhof family. Using backward integrations we demonstrate that the orbits of sub-cluster asteroids converge to that of (2384) Schulhof at 780 ± 100 kyr ago, suggesting that the breakup event happened very recently. Interestingly, a similar analysis of the two newly discovered members of the Schulhof family may indicate a second event family would suggest that small asteroids may have very colorful lifetimes. Additional astrometric observations of the two new member asteroids will be needed to improve their present orbit and better constrain their past histories.

  7. HALF-BROTHERS IN THE SCHULHOF FAMILY?

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    Disruptive collisions in the asteroid belt produced groups of fragments known as the asteroid families. The studies of identified asteroid families help us to better understand issues related to impact physics, space weathering, asteroid interior, and collisional evolution of the main belt. Here, we analyze a family near the central main belt asteroid (2384) Schulhof. We show that the previously found group of objects around (81337) 2000 GP36 is actually a sub-cluster in the larger Schulhof family. Using backward integrations we demonstrate that the orbits of sub-cluster asteroids converge to that of (2384) Schulhof at 780 ± 100 kyr ago, suggesting that the breakup event happened very recently. Interestingly, a similar analysis of the two newly discovered members of the Schulhof family may indicate a second event ∼< 100 kyr ago (e.g., secondary collision, fission, satellite instability). If confirmed, the formation history of the Schulhof family would suggest that small asteroids may have very colorful lifetimes. Additional astrometric observations of the two new member asteroids will be needed to improve their present orbit and better constrain their past histories.

  8. Familial Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis: Two Brothers

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    Aslı Feride Kaptanoğlu; Cem Comunoğlu; Kaya Süer

    2012-01-01

    Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis (CRP) is a rare disease presenting with keratotic pigmented papules located mostly on the chest, neck and trunk with unknown etiology. Genetic, keratinization abnormalities, abnormal host reaction to fungal or bacterial infections and endocrine diseases are suspected in the etiopathogenesis. The role of heredity in the pathogenesis of CRP arised with the familial case reports. There are sporadic case reports whereas familial reports are rare in the lit...

  9. 76 FR 79019 - Wright Brothers Day, 2011

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    2011-12-20

    ... Carolina's Outer Banks into the heights of our collective memory. During the 12 seconds their aircraft.... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-32761 Filed 12-19-11; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P...

  10. E-government: the youngest brother

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    Insa-Ciriza, Raquel; Pujol-Jover, Maria; Riera-Prunera, Carme

    2014-01-01

    Information technology has become a very important issue in citizens' relations. It started with e-commerce followed by e-business and ended by e-government. Firms and consumers use internet to provide information and perform many of their business actions. During the last years Governments also started to communicate with citizens through internet providing information and some services. After e-commerce and e-business now it is the Public sector that should face new technologies through e-g...

  11. Ji Kang's Metaphysics Thoughts in 19 Poems as a Gift to Brother Scholar Gongmu Joining the Army%论嵇康《兄秀才公穆人军赠诗十九首》中的玄学思想

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    李博昊; 孔建华

    2012-01-01

    Ji Kang and Ji Xi are brothers, but they represent different social thoughts. Ji Kang wrote 19 Poems as a Gift to Brother Scholar Gongmu Joining the Army ,which not only shows the different pursuit of life among the intellectuals in Wei and Jin Dynasties, but also reveals his thought of “exceeding the Confucian Ethical Code and living freely”. Ji Kang' s rational poems show his noble personality.%嵇康与嵇喜虽为手足,却是魏晋时期不同社会思潮的代表,嵇康赠其兄之《兄秀才公穆入军赠诗十九首》既展示出魏晋士人迥异的人生追求,亦折射出嵇康“越名教而任自然”的玄学思想。冲淡玄虚而又理性冷峻的文字,映衬出嵇康高洁的心性和超逸的风神。

  12. Business plan for the Motorcycle company : Case Brother`s Auto Pvt. Ltd.

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    Sangroula, Krishna

    2015-01-01

    The success of any business depends upon its nature of business, place, customer prefer-ences and ability to purchase, and its own good business plan. Understanding the current business trends, competitors and customers are key challenges of any business these days. It requires a strong business plan that helps to analyze its current market, its key challenges and opportunities and make a future business strategy. The purpose of this thesis was to make a business plan for Brother’s Auto....

  13. The three good brothers charm : some historical points / Lea Olsan

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    Olsan, Lea T.

    2011-01-01

    Ravimise loitsudest: keskajal levinud legendaarsest kolme venna (tres boni fratres - lad. k.) loitsust haava parandamiseks; ettekanne rahvusvahelisel konverentsil "Charms, charmers and charming" Bukarestis 2010. a.

  14. Nuns, Brothers, and the Religion and Stress Questionnaire.

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    Rayburn, Carole A.; And Others

    Women have been entering into religious leadership positions in larger numbers, although the field is still male-dominated. Stress and strain of both men and women in the field of religion has been experienced from the impact of such change. In this study, Roman Catholic nuns, who have not been seen by their own church as clerical workers or even…

  15. French physicist's brother denies links to Al Qaeda

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    Overbye, Dennis

    2009-01-01

    "Days after the French authorities placed a physicist working in Switzerland under formal investigation in a terror case, a portrait of the man and his work has begun to emerge from interviews with officials and his lawyer"

  16. Wang Bo's Brothers%王勃昆弟考略

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    姜剑云; 杨晓彩

    2009-01-01

    王勃昆弟个个才华横溢,并以文学显,在初唐文坛上成为美谈.其中王勃多为论者所称赏,但他的兄弟却鲜为人知.梳理王勃兄弟的生平、创作,重现其动人风采,展示其卓越才能,客观地再现王勃生活的家庭环境,是全面研究王勃必不可少的内容.

  17. Vennalik maja = A Brotherly House / Liina Jänes

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    Jänes, Liina, 1977-

    2002-01-01

    2001. a. Tallinnas Pirita teel valminud eramu projekteeris Arhitektibüroo Emil Urbel. Arhitektid Emil Urbel ja Indrek Erm, sisearhitekt Taso Mähar. Konstruktsioonid: E-Inseneribüroo. 5 ill.: korruste plaanid, sisevaade, välisvaated

  18. Our Brothers' Keepers: Secure Routing with High Performance

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    Brodsky, Alex

    2008-01-01

    The Trinity (Brodsky et al., 2007) spam classification system is based on a distributed hash table that is implemented using a structured peer-to-peer overlay. Such an overlay must be capable of processing hundreds of messages per second, and must be able to route messages to their destination even in the presence of failures and malicious peers that misroute packets or inject fraudulent routing information into the system. Typically there is tension between the requirements to route messages securely and efficiently in the overlay. We describe a secure and efficient routing extension that we developed within the I3 (Stoica et al. 2004) implementation of the Chord (Stoica et al. 2001) overlay. Secure routing is accomplished through several complementary approaches: First, peers in close proximity form overlapping groups that police themselves to identify and mitigate fraudulent routing information. Second, a form of random routing solves the problem of entire packet flows passing through a malicious peer. Thi...

  19. Omax Brothers : a Dynamic Topology of Agents for Improvization Learning

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    Assayag, Gérard; Bloch, Georges; Chemillier, Marc; Cont, Arshia; Dubnov, Shlomo

    2006-01-01

    cote interne IRCAM: Assayag06d National audience We describe a multi-agent architecture for an improvisation oriented musician-machine interaction system that learns in real time from human performers. The improvisation kernel is based on sequence modeling and statistical learning. The working system involves a hybrid architecture using two popular composition/perfomance environments, Max and OpenMusic, that are put to work and communicate together, each one handling the process at a di...

  20. Twin Brothers in Marshallian Thought: knowledge and organization

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    Zaratiegui, J.M. (Jesús M.)

    1997-01-01

    Abstract: The development of Marshallian thought in the realm of business theory has con-tributed to the appearance of a new branch of economic theory: Industrial Organization, as pioneered by Stigler. This theory relies, to a large de¬gree, on the idea that a mutually beneficial relationship is produced in the indus¬trial environment between the creation of new information and the organizatio¬nal improvement of re¬lated firms. This symbiosis between knowledge and orga¬nization is the driving...

  1. Siblings of Oedipus: Brothers and Sisters of Incest Victims.

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    de Young, Mary

    1981-01-01

    Investigates the roles and problems of siblings of incest victims, describes the dynamics of the incestuous family, and identifies some behavior problems of children whose siblings were incest victims. Data from two siblings' lives are presented to illustrate points. (Author/DB)

  2. Does having a twin brother make for a bigger brain?

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    Peper, Jiska S.; Brouwer, Rachel M.; van Baal, G. Caroline M.; Schnack, Hugo G.; van Leeuwen, Marieke; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Kahn, Rene S.; Pol, Hilleke E. Hulshoff

    2009-01-01

    Objective: Brain Volume of boys is larger than that of girls by similar to 10%. Prenatal exposure to testosterone has been suggested in the masculinization of the brain. For example, in litter-bearing mammals intrauterine position increases prenatal testosterone exposure through adjacent male fetuse

  3. Brothers Grimm or brothers Karamazov: The myth and the reality of how Russians and Ukrainians view the other

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    Onuch, Olga; Pikulicka-Wilczewska, Agnieszka; Sakwa, Richard

    2015-01-01

    Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukrainians and Russians have been living peacefully in two separate and independent states for nearly a quarter of a century. Much has been said about the cultural and historical links between these two ‘brotherly’ countries, but also about the tensions between the two countries’ different perspectives on nation building and democratisation processes (Jakubanecs, Supphellen, and thorbjørnsen, 2005; Janmaat, 2000; laba, 1996; Prizel, 1998; Puglisi, 2...

  4. LGBTQ Youth of Color Video Making as Radical Curriculum: A Brother Mourning His Brother and a Theory in the Flesh

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    Cruz, Cindy

    2013-01-01

    This essay examines a video poem curriculum for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) students of color at a continuation school in Los Angeles, California. In this close reading of a video poem that draws from a larger research project of a community-based learning curriculum, I have found that for LGBTQ students of color whose…

  5. La cerrajería artística en la arquitectura urbana del centro de Santiago de Chile a principios del siglo XX: los hermanos Mina /The locksmith art in the urban architecture of the center of Santiago de Chile in the early twentieth century: the brothers Mina

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    Bravo Munita, Jaime

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Se valora el aporte de la cerrajería artística a la arquitectura urbana de comienzos del siglo XX en Chile (arquitectos Alberto Cruz Montt y Alberto Siegel, entre otros, observando el caso de la empresa fundada por Carlos Mina Ponti, perteneciente a una familia de cerrajeros españoles que se remonta a tiempos de Napoleón I. Mina Ponti trabajó primero en Chile con cerrajeros italianos, Santambrogio y Ravanello, y pronto se independizó. Su empresa alcanzó el apogeo en las décadas de 1920 y 1930, habiendo obtenido su obra el Gran Premio en la Exposición Ibero Americana de Sevilla en 1929. Con el advenimiento del Movimiento Moderno y su arquitectura sin ornamentación, la empresa concluyó sus actividades a finales de los años 1950s. /The author appreciates the contribution made by the locksmith art in the urban architecture of the early twentieth century in Chile (architects Alberto Cruz Alberto Montt and Siegel, among others, noting the case of the company founded by Ponti Carlos Mine, belonging to a locksmiths Spanish family that goes back to the time of Napoleon I. Carlos Mina Ponti worked first in Chile with Italian locksmiths ─Ravanello, and Santambrogio─, and soon became independent. Company reached its zenith in the decades of 1920 and 1930, having obtained his Grand Prix at the Ibero American Exposition of Seville in 1929. With the advent of the Modern Movement and its architecture without decoration, the company concluded its activities in the late 1950s.

  6. Germans de Mario. Xiquets de primària jugant amb les seues consoles DS Hermanos de Mario. Niños de primaria jugando con sus consolas DS Mario’s brothers. Primary school children playing with their DS consoles

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    Ricard Huerta

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El present estudi analitza el comportament individual i social d'un grup de xiquets de primària als quals s’ha proposat participar en una sessió de joc amb les seves consoles Nintendo DS. Des de les àrees d'educació en arts visuals i d'educació musical, com a disciplines coincidents i complementàries en relació a la pràctica observada, aportem una reflexió conjunta de les experiències receptives de tipus visual i auditiu que barregen les tecnologies. Els jocs de consola determinen una component específica amb peculiaritats pròpies que els diferencien d'altres àmbits mediàtics tradicionals. Hem orientat el treball cap a la metodologia de l’estudi de casos, tot tenint en compte les darreres aportacions de Hubard (2008 i la vessant teòrica de Paul Duncum (2007. Analitzem les reaccions d’un grup de nens en una sessió amb consoles. Indagant en el comportament dels usuaris, observant-los durant el joc i posteriorment en l’enregistrament en vídeo, complementant-ho amb una bateria de preguntes, hem detectat aspectes poc valorats fins ara, alhora que s’evidencien molts prejudicis infundats en relació a les pràctiques tecnològiques. Detectem l'existència de valuosos elements de socialització. Caldria, per tant, una revisió dels esquemes dominants entre pares i educadors respecte al que suposa l’ús de les consoles i les seues aplicacions educatives. _____________________________________________ La présente étude analyse le comportement individuel et social d’un groupe de jeunes garçons de primaire auxquels on a proposé de participer à une séance de jeu avec leurs consoles Nintendo DS. Dans la perspective de l’éducation en arts visuels et de l’éducation musicale, en tant que disciplines coïncidentes et complémentaires quant à la pratique observée, nous apportons une réflexion conjointe sur les expériences réceptives de type visuel et auditif qui mêlent les technologies. Les jeux de console d

  7. In competition with a brother: Women's inheritance positions in contemporary Swedish family forestry

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    Lidestav, Gun

    2010-01-01

    Swedish family forestry is characterized by traditional perceptions of the farm as a project that spans generations and a strong desire to preserve family ownership in accordance with a paternal inheritance tradition. In this study women's inheritance positions in contemporary family forestry in Sweden were examined using three different sources: (1) a national register of all forest owners; (2) an inquiry study; and (3) narrative accounts from female forest owners. An asymmetrical ownership ...

  8. A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon

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    Whelton, Helen

    2012-06-13

    AbstractBackgroundIn addition to its general and periodontal health effects smoking causes tooth staining. Smoking cessation support interventions with an added stain removal or tooth whitening effect may increase motivation to quit smoking. Oral health professionals are well placed to provide smoking cessation advice and support to patients. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of Nicorette® Freshmint Gum used in a smoking cessation programme administered in a dental setting, on extrinsic stain and tooth shade among smokers.MethodsAn evaluator-blinded, randomized, 12-week parallel-group controlled trial was conducted among 200 daily smokers motivated to quit smoking. Participants were randomised to use either the Nicorette® Freshmint Gum or Nicorette® Microtab (tablet). Tooth staining and shade were rated using the modified Lobene Stain Index and the Vita® Shade Guide at baseline, weeks 2, 6 and 12. To maintain consistency with other whitening studies, the primary end-point was the mean change in stain index between baseline and week 6. Secondary variables included changes in stain measurements and tooth shade at the other time points the number of gums or tablets used per day and throughout the trial period; and the number of cigarettes smoked per day. Treatments were compared using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), using treatment and nicotine dependence as factors and the corresponding baseline measurement as a covariate. Each comparison (modified intention-to-treat) was tested at the 0.05 level, two-sided. Within-treatment changes from baseline were compared using a paired t-test.ResultsAt week 6, the gum-group experienced a reduction in mean stain scores whilst the tablet-group experienced an increase with mean changes of -0.14 and +0.12 respectively, (p = 0.005, ANCOVA). The change in mean tooth shade scores was statistically significantly greater in the gum-group than in the tablet group at 2 (p = 0.015), 6 (p = 0.011) and 12 weeks (p = 0.003) with greater lightening in the gum-group at each examination period.ConclusionThese results support the efficacy of the tested nicotine replacement gum in stain reduction and shade lightening. These findings may help dentists to motivate those wishing to quit smoking using a nicotine replacement gum.Trial registrationNCT01440985

  9. Is Big Brother Watching Us? Google, Investor Sentiment and the Stock Market

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    Francisca Beer; Fabrice Hervé; Mohamed Zouaoui

    2013-01-01

    This paper proposes a novel measure of French investor sentiment based on the volume of internet search reported by Google Trends. We find that our sentiment indicator correlates well with alternative sentiment measures often used in the literature. Furthermore, we find that investor sentiment influences the behavior of mutual fund investors. The results also reveal evidence about short-run predictability in return. An increase in our sentiment index leads to short-term return reversal. The r...

  10. Supervisory and Brothers Permission for Sister’s Matrimony in Islamic Religions

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    Amir Ahmadi

    2012-01-01

    Marriage is an important factor is Islam and is a complement for religion and humans personality that’s why girl have to marry by her caretakers permission that determined by mean of low and religion. In this have Supervisory and permission in his sister’s matrimony? Some religions say yes absolutely, some religions say no absolutely and some else religions believe authority in Supervisory of sisters matrimony. Now by investigate of this research, five religions ideas about this topic is inte...

  11. Law in other contexts: stand bravely brothers! a report from the law wars

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    Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar

    2008-01-01

    This essay argues against the two pillars of current research on law and globalisation, from the perspective of legal theory and political philosophy: first, the distinction between ‘well-ordered’ and ‘not so well-ordered’ societies; second, the sociological model of the subject as pacified, fearful and isolated (to sum up, in harmony). It is argued that mainstream legal theory and political philosophy merely reflects the actual rules of the game of competition, dispute and conflict. In contr...

  12. Older sisters and younger brothers: The impact of siblings on preference for competition

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    OKUDAIRA Hiroko; Kinari, Yusuke; Mizutani, Noriko; Ohtake, Fumio; Kawaguchi, Akira

    2014-01-01

    Studies in psychology have long argued the possibility that sibling structure, such as birth order and the gender of siblings, shapes one's feminine and masculine personality traits, such as a preference for competition. In light of recent developments in the economics literature on the gender gap, this implies that familial environment could explain why some women do opt for competition, while the vast majority of women do not and, thus, are underrepresented on the career ladder. By conducti...

  13. Civil-status registers and population registers: battling brothers or Siamese twins?

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    de Groot, G.R.

    2011-01-01

    In this presentation, the relation between the civil-status registry and the population registers will be exemplified by means of three countries: Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. All three countries have a system of certificates of civil status. In Belgium and the Netherlands, this system was introduced during the period these countries were part of the French empire. In Germany, the French civil code was only applicable on a part of its territory. Within the whole German territory, the...

  14. Catholic Ethos, Public Education: How the Christian Brothers Came to Start Two Charter Schools in Chicago

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    Meyer, Peter

    2011-01-01

    The idea that one of the Catholic Church's most respected religious orders might run a public school sounded odd, maybe even, as Francis Cardinal George, head of the Archdiocese of Chicago, conjectured, illegal. But a decade ago several trends in American education, and in the Catholic Church, made a Catholic-operated public school seem…

  15. Big brother in the classroom? The use of cameras as communication not surveillance technology

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    Dyke, Martin; Harding, A.

    2007-01-01

    The paper explores issues raised by a Initial Teacher Training (ITT) project that examined the use video-conference technology for observation, assessment and feedback of teachers. Teachers were observed in their college classrooms, at a distance from the University School of Education. The observations were conducted in real time, over Internet Protocol (IP) and the observers at the University were able to control and switch between two, pan zoom tilt (PZT), cameras placed in teacher’s wor...

  16. Constructing Ideology in Twenty-First-Century Supernatural Romance. The Salvatore Brothers in The Vampire Diaries

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    Mariño Faza, María

    2014-01-01

    The Vampire Diaries is a television series based on J. L. Smith’s novels that follows the emergence of young adult vampire fiction in the first decade of the twenty-first century. This article explores how the show presents vampires in a reflection of changes in society and contributes to debates about marketability and ideology and the influence television has on its audience.

  17. A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon, Roscommon

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    Ohmann, Christian

    2011-03-22

    Abstract Background A recent survey has shown that data management in clinical trials performed by academic trial units still faces many difficulties (e.g. heterogeneity of software products, deficits in quality management, limited human and financial resources and the complexity of running a local computer centre). Unfortunately, no specific, practical and open standard for both GCP-compliant data management and the underlying IT-infrastructure is available to improve the situation. For that reason the "Working Group on Data Centres" of the European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network (ECRIN) has developed a standard specifying the requirements for high quality GCP-compliant data management in multinational clinical trials. Methods International, European and national regulations and guidelines relevant to GCP, data security and IT infrastructures, as well as ECRIN documents produced previously, were evaluated to provide a starting point for the development of standard requirements. The requirements were produced by expert consensus of the ECRIN Working group on Data Centres, using a structured and standardised process. The requirements were divided into two main parts: an IT part covering standards for the underlying IT infrastructure and computer systems in general, and a Data Management (DM) part covering requirements for data management applications in clinical trials. Results The standard developed includes 115 IT requirements, split into 15 separate sections, 107 DM requirements (in 12 sections) and 13 other requirements (2 sections). Sections IT01 to IT05 deal with the basic IT infrastructure while IT06 and IT07 cover validation and local software development. IT08 to IT015 concern the aspects of IT systems that directly support clinical trial management. Sections DM01 to DM03 cover the implementation of a specific clinical data management application, i.e. for a specific trial, whilst DM04 to DM12 address the data management of trials across the unit. Section IN01 is dedicated to international aspects and ST01 to the competence of a trials unit\\'s staff. Conclusions The standard is intended to provide an open and widely used set of requirements for GCP-compliant data management, particularly in academic trial units. It is the intention that ECRIN will use these requirements as the basis for the certification of ECRIN data centres.

  18. A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Brothers of Charity Services Galway, Galway

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    Egan, Lorraine; McCarthy, Rachel

    2016-01-01

    This inspection report sets out the findings of a monitoring inspection, the purpose of which was to inform a registration decision. This monitoring inspection was announced and took place over 2 day(s). The inspection took place over the following dates and times From: To: 25 November 2015 09:00 25 November 2015 19:30 26 November 2015 10:00 26 November 2015 19:30

  19. I Am My Brother's (and Sister's) Keeper: Jewish Values and the Counseling Process.

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    Weinrach, Stephen G.

    2003-01-01

    Rejoinder to M. S. Kiselica's article, which is part of a dialogue in this issue on anti-Semitism in the counseling profession. Author has asserted that there has been a critical mass of anti-Semitic behavior within the counseling profession for more than three decades. Author also argues that while culture may influence behavior, it does not…

  20. Non-autoimmune subclinical hypothyroidism due to a mutation in TSH receptor: report on two brothers

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    Cerbone Manuela; Agretti Patrizia; De Marco Giuseppina; Improda Nicola; Pignata Claudio; Santamaria Francesca; Tonacchera Massimo; Salerno Mariacarolina

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is a condition characterized by a mild persistent thyroid failure. The main cause is represented by autoimmune thyroiditis, but mutations in genes encoding proteins involved in TSH pathway are thought to be responsible for SH, particularly in cases arising in familial settings. Patients with the syndrome of TSH unresponsiveness may have compensated or overt hypothyroidism with a wide spectrum of clinical and morphological alterations depending on the d...

  1. 76 FR 1985 - Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers PLC Model SD3 Airplanes

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    2011-01-12

    ... reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of July 21, 2006 (71 FR 34801, June 16, 2006... August 4, 2010 (75 FR 46864), and proposed to supersede AD 2006-12- 18, Amendment 39-14644 (71 FR 34801... Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive...

  2. 75 FR 12154 - Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers PLC Model SD3 Airplanes

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    2010-03-15

    ... On June 5, 2006, we issued AD 2006-12-18, Amendment 39-14644 (71 FR 34801, June 16, 2006). That AD... and Maintenance and Inspection Requirements'' (66 FR 23086, May 7, 2001). In addition to new... Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive...

  3. 75 FR 46864 - Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers PLC Model SD3 Airplanes

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    2010-08-04

    ... Register on March 15, 2010 (75 FR 12154). That earlier NPRM proposed to supersede AD 2006-12-18, Amendment 39-14644 (71 FR 34801, June 16, 2006), to require actions intended to address the unsafe condition... Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and 3. Will not have a significant...

  4. Kaks kirja vennale = Two Letters from Vincent van Gogh to his brother / Vincent van Gogh

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    Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890

    2008-01-01

    Kunstnik Vincent van Goghi kaks kirja oma vennale Theole. Tõlge vene keelest ja kommentaar Mehis Heinsaarelt. Ingliskeelsed kirjad raamatust "The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh", Thames and Hudson, 1979

  5. A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Brothers of Charity Southern Services, Cork

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    Sheehan, Patricia; Healy, Jennifer

    2016-01-01

    This inspection report sets out the findings of a monitoring inspection, the purpose of which was to inform a registration decision. This monitoring inspection was announced and took place over 2 day(s). The inspection took place over the following dates and times From: To: 25 November 2015 09:00 25 November 2015 18:30 26 November 2015 09:00 26 November 2015 16:00

  6. "Brother Where Art Thou?" African American Male Instructors' Perceptions of the Counselor Education Profession

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    Brooks, Michael; Steen, Sam

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of African American male counselor educators regarding the limited number of African American male faculty members in counselor education. Implications and suggestions on how universities can recruit and retain African American male faculty members are provided.

  7. The Brothers and Sisters Learn To Write: Popular Literacies in Childhood and School Cultures.

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    Dyson, Anne Haas

    Building on the author's groundbreaking work in "Building Superheroes," this book traces the influence of a wide-ranging set of "textual toys" from children's lives--church and hip-hop songs, rap music, movies, TV, traditional jump-rope rhymes, the words of professional sports announcers and radio deejays--upon school learning and writing. The…

  8. An evaluation of the doctrine of miraculous healing within the Roman Catholic tradition / Brother James Scott

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    Scott, James

    2006-01-01

    According to biblical record, diseases and illness have troubled individuals almost since the beginning of creation (Wilkinson, 1998: 7). To understand and make sense of sickness, mankind turned to religion. In the Old Testament health is seen as a gift of God, but illness is perceived as a punishment for sin (Leon-Dufour, 1962: 543). The preaching of Job argues against this view. The problem of evil still causes difficulties for the Christian today. God permits such challen...

  9. AIDS: the agony of Africa. Part Two: A tale of two brothers.

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    Schoofs, M

    1999-11-16

    Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa's largest metropolis, is a cauldron of at least 8 million inhabitants that swell by almost a thousand newcomers every day. Like so many of Africa's megacities, the city is linked with the rest of the country through the extended families of these immigrants, and through the road, rail, sea, and air routes that converge here. Hence, controlling AIDS in Lagos is critical to controlling AIDS in Nigeria. One of the obstacles to the success of prevention programs in the country is the abject denial of the existence of AIDS rooted in anti-White, pan-African ideology. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a staunch activist against the African government and an international music star who did not believe that AIDS existed, fueled this belief. It is noted that Fela's most ardent fans, who have adopted Fela's nonbelief of AIDS, are often the groups most vulnerable to HIV. Their response to the death of Fela caused by AIDS reveals the complex forms that AIDS denial takes in urban Africa. PMID:12295979

  10. Modifiable environmental influences on body mass index shared by young adult brothers

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    Rokholm, B; Silventoinen, K; Tynelius, P; Sørensen, T I A; Rasmussen, F

    2013-01-01

    Twin and adoption studies suggest that family environment has little, if any, influence on body mass index (BMI) in adulthood. We investigated the hypothesis that the differences in the years of birth between siblings influence their similarity in BMI at comparable ages, which would give evidence...

  11. TALKING POLITICS ONLINE WITHIN SPACES OF POPULAR CULTURE : THE CASE OF THE BIG BROTHER FORUM

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    Graham, T.S.

    2010-01-01

    Talking politics online is not bound to spaces dedicated to politics, particularly the everyday political talk crucial to the public sphere. The aim of this article is to move beyond such spaces by examining political talk within a space dedicated to popular culture. The purpose is to see whether a

  12. Phelan-McDermid syndrome in two adult brothers: Atypical bipolar disorder as its psychopathological phenotype?

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    W.M.A. Verhoeven (Wim); J.I.M. Egger (Jos); M.H. Willemsen; G.J.M. de Leijer (Gert); T. Kleefstra (Tjitske)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractThe 22q13.3 deletion, or Phelan-McDermid syndrome, is characterized by global intellectual disability, generalized hypotonia, severely delayed or absent speech associated with features of autism spectrum disorder, and minor dysmorphisms. Its behavioral phenotype comprises sleep disturban

  13. My Brother's Keeper: A Case Study in Evolutionary Biology and Animal Behavior

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    Benson, Kari E.

    2004-01-01

    In this interrupted case, students read about the alarm-calling behavior of a certain type of ground squirrel and then work in groups to develop hypotheses to explain the behavior and describe data that might be used to test their hypotheses. Students are then given real data and asked to interpret the evolutionary relevance of the results.…

  14. PENERAPAN EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM PADA PENJADWALAN PRODUKSI (Studi Kasus di PT Brother Silver Product Indonesia)

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    Lala Febriana; I Gede Agus Widyadana

    2001-01-01

    This research gives an alternative to build production schedule using Evolutionary Algorithm. The objective function is minimizing production makespan. Shortest Processing Time (SPT) and Longest Processing Time (LPT) methods are used as initial solution. The algorithm is implemented on house ware factory and the result show the final solution has makespan 26,74 % less than initial solution. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Penelitian ini memberikan alternatif dalam menyusun suatu jadwal produks...

  15. A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Brothers of Charity Services Limerick, Limerick

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    O'Connor, Catherine

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is increasing at 1.5% per year in Ireland with 50% mortality giving 2.2% of all cancer deaths. In the Mid-West region a pilot screening programme has begun to screen all women 25-60 years. 66% of Genitourinary\\/Sexually transmitted disease (GU\\/STD) clinics\\' abnormal smears are <25 years. Requests to abandon "opportunistic" screening prompted this GU\\/STD clinic audit. METHODS: 221(8.4%) patients referred to colposcopy over 4 years were audited. Retrospective analysis was carried out on GU\\/STD clinic files, hospital files and computer records for biopsy reports. Ethical approval was prospectively granted. RESULTS: 2637 smears were carried out from November 1999 - September 2003.221 patients referred to colposcopy were audited.1%, 3%, 5% had severe, moderate and, mild dyskaryosis, respectively, on cervical screening while 0.8%, 1.2%, 1.5% had CIN3, CIN2, CIN1 abnormalities, respectively, on biopsy with 3.5% having no abnormality (Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia = CIN).53% referred to colposcopy were <25 years. CONCLUSION: 2% had high grade lesions. 37% of high grade lesions are <25 years.Of the high grade lesions 13% had Chlamydia trachomatis (27% of CIN3) and 44% had HPV despite Relative Risks (RR) being 0.75 and 1.09 respectively. Older women had higher grade changes. No statistical difference was found for progression, regression and persistence in those over and under 25.

  16. Big Brother Knows Your Friends: on Privacy of Social Communities in Pervasive Networks

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    Bilogrevic, Igor; Jadliwala, Murtuza; Lam, Istvan; Aad, Imad; Ginzboorg, Philip; Niemi, Valtteri; Bindschaedler, Laurent; Hubaux, Jean-Pierre

    2012-01-01

    Wireless network operators increasingly deploy WiFi hotspots and low-power, low-range base stations in order to satisfy users' growing demands for context-aware services and performance. In addition to providing better service, such capillary infrastructure deployment threatens users' privacy with respect to their social ties and communities, as it allows infrastructure owners to infer users' daily social encounters with increasing accuracy, much to the detriment of their privacy. Yet, to dat...

  17. Big brother - Growth, hormonal profiles and social dominance in fraternal pairs of two house mouse subspecies

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    Hiadlovská, Z.; Bufková Daniszová, Kristina; Hamplová, P.; Mikula, Ondřej; Vošlajerová Bímová, Barbora; Macholán, M.

    Lisbon : -, 2014. s. 75. [Rodens et Spatium /14./. 28.07.2014-02.08.2014, Lisbon] Institutional support: RVO:68081766 Keywords : house mouse * social status Subject RIV: EG - Zoology http://rslisbon2014.wix.com/conference

  18. Effects of Older Brother-Younger Sister Incest: A Study of the Dynamics of 17 Cases.

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    Laviola, Marisa

    1992-01-01

    This study of 17 cases of incest between siblings found the women commonly experienced mistrust of men and women, chronic low or negative self-esteem, sexual response difficulties, and intrusive thoughts of the incest. Individual therapy, talking with supportive family and friends, and validating themselves as victims were seen as helpful.…

  19. Mellan Dante och 'Big Brother' : En studie om gymnasieelevers textvärldar

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    Olin-Scheller, Christina

    2007-01-01

    This dissertation deals with Swedish upper secondary school students’ encounter and reception of various fictional texts in and outside of school. The focus of the study is how literary instruction, based on an expanded text concept, succeeds in meeting the students’ expectations and previous experiences of fictional texts. The theoretical framework consists of theories that approach reading as a transaction between text and reader in a social and cultural context. The study is founded on qua...

  20. Mothers' Differential Treatment of Adolescent Siblings: Predicting College Attendance of Sisters versus Brothers

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    Bissell-Havran, Joanna M.; Loken, Eric; McHale, Susan M.

    2012-01-01

    Current estimates suggest that by 2015, 60% of college students will be women, a change since 1970 when 59% were men. We investigated family dynamics that might explain the growing gender gap in college attendance, focusing on an ethnically diverse sample of 522 mixed sex sibling dyads from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. We…

  1. Are Brothers Really Better? Sibling Sex Composition and Educational Achievement Revisited

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    Robert Kaestner

    1996-01-01

    In this paper, I examine the relationship between sibling sex composition and educational achievement. First, I replicate the study of Butcher and Case (1994) using data on a more recent birth cohort. Contrary to the findings of that study, I find basically no effect of sibling sex composition on the educational attainment of white males or females, although among black adults, those who grew up with a sister, or who had relatively more sisters, had greater levels of educational attainment th...

  2. Traits of ADHD and autism in girls with a twin brother: a Mendelian randomization study

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    Attermann, Jorn; Obel, Carsten; Bilenberg, Niels;

    2012-01-01

    It has been hypothesized that prenatal exposure to testosterone may be associated with traits of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We conducted a population-based study of dizygotic female twins to elucidate this hypothesis, assuming that the sex o...... intrauterine environment modified by the sex of the co-twin in the opposite direction of what we expected...

  3. Phelan-McDermid syndrome in two adult brothers: atypical bipolar disorder as its psychopathological phenotype?

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Verhoeven, W.M.; Egger, J.I.; Willemsen, M.H.; Leijer, G.J. de; Kleefstra, T.

    2012-01-01

    The 22q13.3 deletion, or Phelan-McDermid syndrome, is characterized by global intellectual disability, generalized hypotonia, severely delayed or absent speech associated with features of autism spectrum disorder, and minor dysmorphisms. Its behavioral phenotype comprises sleep disturbances, communi

  4. β-Mannosidase deficiency: Heterogeneous manifestation in the first female patient and her brother

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    W.J. Kleijer (Wim); P. Hu (P.); R. Thoomes (R.); M. Boer (M.); J.G.M. Huijmans (Jan); W. Blom (W.); O.P. van Diggelen (Otto); E. Seemanova (E.); M. Macek (Milan MI)

    1990-01-01

    markdownabstractSummary β-Mannosidase deficiency was demonstrated in fibroblasts of a girl who showed severe psychomotor retardation, bone deformities and gargoylism and recurrent skin and respiratory infections and who died at 20 years of age from bronchopneumonia. This first demonstration of a f

  5. Wright Brothers National Memorial Data Landcover Product - NOAA C-CAP Source

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    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — NPScape CCAP landcover (CCAP_LAC - 1996, 2001 and 2006) and landcover change (CCAP_LCC) products. Landcover change is produced from the 1996-2001 NOAA C-CAP and...

  6. The first mutation in CNGA2 in two brothers with anosmia

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    Karstensen, H G; Mang, Y; Fark, T;

    2015-01-01

    Isolated congenital anosmia (ICA) is a rare disorder, where otherwise healthy individuals present with an inability to smell since birth. A list of studies have described the genes involved in syndromic anosmia; however, the genetics of ICA is still in its infancy. Studies in mice show that the...

  7. Bond Ratings Matter: Evidence from the Lehman Brothers Index Rating Redefinition

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    Chen, Zhihua; Lookman, Aziz; Schürhoff, Norman; Duane J. Seppi

    2012-01-01

    The 2005 inclusion of Fitch ratings in the Lehman composite index ratings provides a quasi-natural experiment to identify rating-based market segmentation in the corporate bond market. Split-rated bonds with favorable Fitch rating that were mechanically upgraded to investment-grade status exhibit abnormal returns and order flows, whether or not they enter the Lehman investment-grade index itself. An asymmetric impact of favorable Fitch ratings on bonds around the HY-IG boundary whose index ra...

  8. Bank Heterogeneity and Interest Rate Setting: What Lessons Have We Learned since Lehman Brothers?

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    LEONARDO GAMBACORTA; PAOLO EMILIO MISTRULLI

    2014-01-01

    A substantial literature has investigated the role of relationship lending in shielding borrowers from idiosyncratic shocks. Much less is known about how lending relationships and bank-specific characteristics affect the functioning of the credit market in an economy-wide crisis, when banks may find it difficult to perform the role of shock absorbers. We investigate how bank-specific characteristics (size, liquidity, capitalization, funding structure) and the bank-firm relationship have influ...

  9. Nekonvenční monetární politika po krachu Lehman Brothers

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    Dragoun, Josef

    2013-01-01

    This diploma thesis is focused on unconventional monetary policy tools that individual central banks introduced into practise as a response to the global financial crisis. It is about quantitative easing policy, foreign exchange interventions with exchange rate commitment and negative interest rates. This thesis also deals with classical tools of monetary policy such as open market operations, discount tools, minimum requirement reserve or foreign exchange interventions. The aim of the thesis...

  10. How well does bankruptcy work when large financial frms fail? Some lessons from Lehman Brothers

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    IV, Thomas J. Fitzpatrick; James B. Thomson

    2011-01-01

    There is disagreement about whether large and complex financial institutions should be allowed to use U.S. bankruptcy law to reorganize when they get into financial difficulty. We look at the Lehman example for lessons about whether bankruptcy law might be a better alternative to bailouts or to resolution under the Dodd-Frank Act’s orderly liquidation authority. We find that there is no clear evidence that bankruptcy law is insufficient to handle the resolution of large complex financial firm...

  11. Two Brothers with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome Presenting with Chronic Renal Failure

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    Cem Sahin; Bulent Huddam; Gulhan Akbaba; Hasan Tunca; Emine Koca; Mustafa Levent

    2015-01-01

    Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) is a rarely seen autosomal recessive transfer disease characterised by retinal dystrophy, obesity, extremity deformities, mental retardation, and renal and genital system anomalies. BBS shows heterogenic transfer. To date, 18 genes (BBS1–18) and 7 BBS proteins have been defined as related to BBS. All of the defined BBS genes have been shown to be related to the biogenesis or function of cilia. Renal failure accompanying the syndrome, especially in the advanced stag...

  12. [Syndactylia associated with multiple malformation syndromes. Observation of a new symptomatologic complex in 3 brothers].

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    Garau, A; Nurchi, A M; Melis, P; Frau, G; Costa, G

    1988-01-01

    Hand and feet malformations are often part of complex malformation associations. The present paper reports on a family whose three sibs (two males and one female) are affected with symmetric soft tissue syndactyly involving both fingers and toes, fifth finger clinodactyly, a pattern of dysmorphism including down slanting palpebral fissures, long flat nasal saddle, out turned nostril openings ("Greek warrior helmet"-like profile), dysplastic teeth, and, in addition, severe growth retardation, microcephaly, severe mental deficiency with immaturity of cerebral activity of EEG, hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and some skeletal anomalies. All cases show large secondary constriction in one of the chromosome 1 pair (1qh+). PMID:2845373

  13. When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens

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    ... care for people who are ill or disabled Nutritionist/ dietitian A health professional with special training in ... with patients and their families about emotional and personal matters and helps them make decisions, but does ...

  14. 20 CFR 725.222 - Conditions of entitlement; parent, brother, or sister.

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    2010-04-01

    ... disabled due to pneumoconiosis at the time of death or to have died due to pneumoconiosis. A surviving... establish that the miner's death was due to pneumoconiosis in order to establish entitlement to...

  15. A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Clare

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    Power, Louisa

    2016-01-01

    This inspection report sets out the findings of a monitoring inspection, the purpose of which was following an application to vary registration conditions. This monitoring inspection was announced and took place over 1 day(s). The inspection took place over the following dates and times From: To: 09 March 2016 09:55 09 March 2016 17:25

  16. A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Brothers of Charity Southern Services, Cork

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    Hennessy, Julie; Murphy, Kieran

    2016-01-01

    This inspection report sets out the findings of a monitoring inspection, the purpose of which was to monitor ongoing regulatory compliance. This monitoring inspection was un-announced and took place over 2 day(s). The inspection took place over the following dates and times From: To: 08 March 2016 10:00 08 March 2016 18:30

  17. The impact of Lehman Brothers on Romanian banks listed on BVB

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    Ioan NISTOR; Maria ULICI

    2010-01-01

    The current economic crisis was defined by analysts as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 30’s, countries under development being confronted with an accelerated reduction in the economic growth and labor force, negative impact on the commercial balance sheet and balance of payments, severe drop of private net capital flows and direct external investments, reduced access to loans and trade financing, exchange rate fluctuations, reserve meltdown, increased volatility a...

  18. The Jesuit Republic and Brother Care in "The Mission": An Allegory of the Conquest

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    Vest, Jay Hansford C.

    2005-01-01

    "The Mission" is an award-winning film that presents an allegorical treatment of colonial drama in the Americas. Depicting the fabled "Jesuit Republic," the film dramatizes historical events that span a period of more than 150 years, from 1610 to 1768. In scope and deed these events bear much that is relevant to the invasion and conquest of the…

  19. Brothers professionally and socially : the rise of local engineering clubs during the Gilded Age

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    Männikkö, Nancy Farm

    1997-01-01

    Scholars in the history and sociology of engineering in the United States have commented critically on the unwillingness of twentieth century engineers to participate actively in politics. Alfred Chandler, for example, has noted the absence of engineers in Progressive Era reform movements, while Edwin T. Layton Jr has criticized engineers in the 1920s for an excessive focus on sterile status seeking. This perceived lack of twentieth century engineering activism is especially puzzling given th...

  20. Who Will be My Brother's Keeper--My First Visit to Haiti

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    Tinker Sachs, Gertrude

    2013-01-01

    In this article, the author describes her preparations for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) professional presentations in Haiti. As a cultural worker, (after Paulo Freire), she was very conscious of the need for care in working with "the Other" especially when the Other is known only from second hand…

  1. Beyond Bad Behaving Brothers: Productive Performances of Masculinities among College Fraternity Men

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    Harris, Frank, III; Harper, Shaun R.

    2014-01-01

    Research on fraternity men focuses almost exclusively on problematic behaviors such as homophobia and sexism, alcohol abuse, violence against women, sexual promiscuity, and the overrepresentation of members among campus judicial offenders. Consequently, little is known about those who perform masculinities in healthy and productive ways. Presented…

  2. Exchange of Librarians between the "City of Brotherly Love" and the "Land Down Under."

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    Tarr, Hal; Kotasek, Ivana

    1988-01-01

    Two participants in an international exchange program describe their experiences. Hal Tarr, a technical services librarian at Peirce Junior College in Pennsylvania, exchanged positions with Ivana Kotasek, head librarian at Port Adelaide College in Australia. Both discuss the logistics of the exchange process and their impressions. (DMM)

  3. A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Brothers of Charity Services Limerick, Limerick

    LENUS (Irish Health Repository)

    2006-01-01

    A Vision for Change details a comprehensive model of mental health service provision for Ireland. It describes a framework for building and fostering positive mental health across the entire community and for providing accessible, community-based, specialist services for people with mental illness.\\r\

  4. First-person shooter games as a way of connecting to people: "brothers in blood".

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    Frostling-Henningsson, Maria

    2009-10-01

    This work seeks to understand young adults' motives for online gaming and extends previous research concerning social interaction in virtual contexts. The focus of the study is on Counter-Strike and World of Warcraft. Drawing on Baudrillard's concept of simulacra, an analysis of young gamers' motivation for gaming is carried out. The empirical data was generated employing a mix of qualitative methods such as researcher introspection, observation, and interviews with young adults in two different online gaming centers in Stockholm during 2006 and 2007. The results show that online gaming is foremost motivated by social reasons providing the gamers with a possibility of cooperation and communication. Some of the gamers in the study were motivated by escapism. Online gaming also provides gamers with an experience in which "flow" can be obtained and serves as a "hallucination of the real," making it possible to do things and try out behaviors that would be impossible to do or try in real life. The gamers felt that online gaming gave them more experiences than real life could provide. For research purposes, this work provides a better understanding of the motivational aspects for gamers. PMID:19817566

  5. An Ecological Assessment of Eastern Brothers and Halifax Island, Flora and Faunal Surveys

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The objectives of this study included: 1 to inventory colonial nesting seabirds 2 to identify, evaluate, and map rare or ecologically sensitive habitats 3 to search...

  6. Brothers and reduction of the birth weight of later-born siblings

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    Nielsen, Henriette Svarre; Mortensen, Laust; Nygaard, Ulrikka;

    2008-01-01

    It has been speculated whether maternal immune responses against male-specific minor histocompatibility (H-Y) antigens affect pregnancies negatively. This study explores, on a population level, whether previous births of boys compared with girls are associated with a decrease in birth weight of l...

  7. A designated centre for people with disabilities operated by Brothers of Charity Services Limerick, Longford

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    Minogue, Aedín M

    2012-06-14

    AbstractBackgroundCompelling evidence has implicated neuroinflammation in the pathogenesis of a number of neurodegenerative conditions. Chronic activation of both astrocytes and microglia leads to excessive secretion of proinflammatory molecules such as TNFα, IL-6 and IL-1β with potentially deleterious consequences for neuronal viability. Many signaling pathways involving the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), nuclear factor κB (NFκB) complex and the Janus kinases (JAKs)\\/signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT)-1 have been implicated in the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines from glia. We sought to identify signaling kinases responsible for cytokine production and to delineate the complex interactions which govern time-related responses to lipopolysaccharide (LPS).MethodsWe examined the time-related changes in certain signaling events and the release of proinflammatory cytokines from LPS-stimulated co-cultures of astrocytes and microglia isolated from neonatal rats.ResultsTNFα was detected in the supernatant approximately 1 to 2 hours after LPS treatment while IL-1β and IL-6 were detected after 2 to 3 and 4 to 6 hours, respectively. Interestingly, activation of NFκB signaling preceded release of all cytokines while phosphorylation of STAT1 was evident only after 2 hours, indicating that activation of JAK\\/STAT may be important in the up-regulation of IL-6 production. Additionally, incubation of glia with TNFα induced both phosphorylation of JAK2 and STAT1 and the interaction of JAK2 with the TNFα receptor (TNFR1). Co-treatment of glia with LPS and recombinant IL-6 protein attenuated the LPS-induced release of both TNFα and IL-1β while potentiating the effect of LPS on suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)3 expression and IL-10 release.ConclusionsThese data indicate that TNFα may regulate IL-6 production through activation of JAK\\/STAT signaling and that the subsequent production of IL-6 may impact on the release of TNFα, IL-1β and IL-10.

  8. Colleges Fear Anti-Terrorism Law Could Turn Them into Big Brother.

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    Carlson, Scott; Foster, Andrea L.

    2002-01-01

    Describes how many college officials are confused by the USA Patriot Act, a new anti-terrorism law that may affect campus networks and library records; they believe its provisions could raise privacy and academic freedom issues. (EV)

  9. Pearl S. Buck’s Feminist Translation in All Men Are Brothers

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    刘翠娟

    2014-01-01

    Pearl S. Buck is the first woman who wins the Nobel Prize in Literature for her devotion to the communication be-tween China and the world outside. Being a female writer, she expresses her great concern for women’s life. She is the first to translate the Chinese classics Shui Hu Zhuan into English with the expectation to give a real description about China, which is in-credibly popular in American society. With the wakening-up of the women’s movement in the west, more and more women writers began to concentrate on a historic project-letting women be heard, women realize that they should not be silent and in-visible as they reinterpret the source text into another language. Pearl S. Buck is no exception; in this thesis the strategies of her feminist translation will be illustrated in detail.

  10. Interdisciplinary Full Mouth Rehabilitation of a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A Case Report with 8 Years Follow-up.

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    Sreedevi, S; Sanjeev, R; Ephraim, Rena; Joseph, Mathai

    2014-01-01

    This case report deals with the interdisciplinary approach of a 28-year-old lady with Amelogenesis imperfecta of the hypoplastic kind. The patient came with a chief illness of worn out teeth, unsatisfactory esthetics and severe sensitivity of teeth. Her family history revealed a related situation in her father's brother and her sister. On clinical assessment, the crowns of all teeth were worn out. The plan of the treatment was to protect as much tooth structure, restore the vertical dimension, and improve esthetics and masticatory function. The treatment procedures involved prosthodontic, endodontic, and periodontic interventions. After recording the vertical height, endodontic treatment and crown lengthening were performed with respect to the lower anteriors. The lost vertical height was regained in stages by insertion of full coverage crowns for all the teeth. The patient's esthetic and functional needs were met with systematic and sequential interdisciplinary treatment approach. PMID:25628493

  11. Early 20th Century Education in the United States: The Role of the Brothers of Holy Cross

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    Armstrong, Philip C.

    2007-01-01

    The French Revolution bears an ironic responsibility for generating works of charity. To counteract the devastating social effects of that late 18th century uprising, numerous religious communities were founded in France, among them the Congregation of Holy Cross. The Congregation of Holy Cross, the founding religious community behind the…

  12. 75 FR 16903 - Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport...

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    2010-04-02

    ...: Written comments on the Sponsor's request must be delivered or mailed to: Irene R. Porter, Program Manager... INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene R. Porter, Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Great Lakes Region... central angle of 04 10'55'', and a chord bearing N 86 56'32'' E, a chord distance of 424.67 feet, for...

  13. National Wetlands Inventory -- Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Monument (Polygon Features)

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    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — NWI digital data files are records of wetlands location and classification as developed by the U.S. Fish Vol. 19/2, pp. 5-12) entitled "NWI Maps: What They Tell...

  14. Big Brother's Geschäftspartner : Privatheit und Überwachung in den USA nach dem 11. September 2001

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    Rürup, Katharina Sophie

    2004-01-01

    'Im Gefolge der Anschläge vom 11. September 2001 zeichnen sich neue Gefährdungen von Privatheit in den USA ab. Um diese besser zu begreifen wird der (rechtshistorische) Hintergrund amerikanischer Konzepte von 'Privacy' (Privatheit, Privatsphäre) erläutert. Zu diesem Zweck rekonstruiert der Artikel zunächst Konzepte von Privacy in der amerikanischen Verfassungsrechtsprechung und skizziert die vorhandene amerikanische Privacy-Gesetzgebung. Im Anschluss werden die rechtlichen Entwicklungen nach ...

  15. Jung's twin brother. Otto Gross and Carl Gustav Jung. With an hitherto unpublished letter by C. G. Jung.

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    Heuer, G

    2001-10-01

    This paper is a preliminary communication of several years of research into the life and work of the Austrian psychoanalyst and anarchist Otto Gross (1877-1920). Although he played a pivotal role in the birth of modernity, acting as a significant influence upon psychiatry, psychoanalysis, ethics, sociology and literature, he has remained virtually unknown to this day. Following a biographical sketch and an overview of his main theoretical contributions, the impact of Gross' life and work on the development of analytical theory and practice is described. His relationship with some of the key figures in psychoanalysis is presented, with particular emphasis on his connections to Jung. The paper concludes with an account of relevant contemporary interest in his work: the founding of the International Otto Gross Society, the first edition of The Collected Works of Otto Gross on the Internet, and the 1st and 2nd International Otto Gross Congresses which took place in Berlin in 1999 and at the Burghölzli Clinic, Zürich, in October 2000. PMID:11675896

  16. Two Brothers with Skewed Thiopurine Metabolism in Ulcerative Colitis Treated Successfully with Allopurinol and Mercaptopurine Dose Reduction

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    Hoentjen, Frank; Hanauer, Stephen B.; de Boer, Nanne K; Rubin, David T.

    2011-01-01

    Thiopurine therapy effectively maintains remission in inflammatory bowel disease. However, many patients are unable to achieve optimum benefits from azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine because of undesirable metabolism related to high thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) activity characterized by hepatic transaminitis secondary to increased 6-methylmercaptopurine (6-MMP) production and reduced levels of therapeutic 6-thioguanine nucleotide (6-TGN). Allopurinol can optimize this skewed metabolism....

  17. Wright Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics: Experience with HiMAT remotely piloted research vehicle - An alternate flight test approach

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    Deets, D. A.; Brown, L. E.

    1986-01-01

    The highly maneuverable aircraft technology (HiMAT) program explored the various and complex interactions of advanced technologies, such as aeroelastic tailoring, close-coupled canard, and relaxed static stability. A 0.44-subscale remotely piloted research vehicle (RPRV) of a hypothetical fighter airplane was designed and flight-tested to determine the effects of these interactions and to define the design techniques appropriate for advanced fighter technologies. Flexibility and high maneuverability were provided by flight control laws implemented in ground-based computers and telemetered to the vehicle control system during flight tests. The high quality of the flight-measured data and their close correlation with the analytical design modeling proved that the RPRV is a viable and cost-effective tool for developing aerodynamic, structure, and control law requirements for highly maneuverable fighter airplanes of the future.

  18. All Men Are Brothers: A World out of Balance%水浒:一个失衡的世界

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    2002-01-01

    《水浒传》所描绘的世界是个失衡的、倾斜的世界,具体表现在:男女的失衡,向男性倾斜,是个男性的世界,女性形象大多被扭曲、异化;食色的失衡,向食倾斜,英雄不亲女色但暴吃暴饮,直至吃人为乐;忠义的失衡,向忠倾斜,为了忠义可以不仁,为了忠也可以不义.表露了中国文化、道德和人性中的缺陷和阴暗的一面.

  19. "Brothers Gonna Work It Out:" Understanding the Pedagogic Performance of African American Male Teachers Working with African American Male Students

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    Brown, Anthony L.

    2009-01-01

    Drawing from ethnographic data, this paper explores how African American male teachers working with African American male students performed their pedagogy. This paper highlights how teachers' understanding of African American males social and educational needs shaped their pedagogical performance. Interestingly however, teachers' performance was…

  20. National Wetlands Inventory -- Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Monument (Line Features)

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    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — NWI digital data files are records of wetlands location and classification as developed by the U.S. Fish Vol. 19/2, pp. 5-12) entitled "NWI Maps: What They Tell...

  1. HASIL RANCANG BANGUN SISTEM ERP DENGAN SDLC MODEL WATERFALL: STUDI KASUS SISTEM INVENTORI PT PAN BROTHERS, TBK.

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    Harijanto Pangestu

    2012-11-01

    is how to choose and use appropriate information systems development method. SDLC (system development life cycle is growing very rapidly along with the development of information technology. It is necessary to choose the right SDLC in building an integrated system based on ERP. Each SDLC models has advantages and disadvantages. SDLC models will only be optimal if used according to the situation and conditions. Waterfall model provides clear deliverables and milestones, good documentation, easy to understand, easy to implement, emphasizes on good procedural workmanship (precoding design. Some of its weaknesses are difficult to integrate risk management, high-cost change documents, high administrative costs, often late completion thus. To avoid them, there should be a well-planned project management and steps properly so it can be on time and will not exceed budget.

  2. Vývoj mezd v zemích OECD po pádu Lehman Brothers

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    Krutina, Michael

    2015-01-01

    I have targeted to analyze the patterns of wage development in the changing macroeconomic conditions. According to the expectations the evolution of nominal and real wages is inter alia positively affected by the changes in labor productivity and negatively influenced by the deviation of unemployment rate from NAIRU. The evidence of procyclical behavior of real wages is not very robust as there was not found significant correlation in the time of decreasing real GDP. The most of results of th...

  3. Impact d'un choc sur les corrélations de trois indices boursiers. La faillite de Lehman Brothers

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    Yannick Le Pen; Benoît Sévi

    2010-01-01

    We proceed to an impulse-response analysis on the conditional correlations between three stock indices returns: the S&P 500, the ftse 100 and the Nikkei 225. As a first step, a general asymmetric dynamic conditional correlation (ga-dcc) model proposed by Cappiello, Engle and Sheppard [2006] is estimated. In a second step, we quantify the impact of two historical shocks on subsequent conditional correlations along the lines of Koop, Pesaran and Potter [1996]. The first chosen shock marks the b...

  4. From "Banished" to "Brother Outsider", "Miss Navajo" to "An Inconvenient Truth": Documentary Films as Perspective-Laden Narratives

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    Hess, Diana

    2007-01-01

    The ubiquity of documentary films in social studies courses, along with their potential to influence what students learn, clearly show that documentary films matter in social studies education. While the high rate of documentary film usage by social studies teachers indicates that they are amenable to bringing new films into their classrooms, they…

  5. A Brother or a Sister With CP. How Much it Makes a Difference in Childhood and Adulthood?

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    Calado, E

    2011-01-01

    Every month we see to be published dozens of scientific papers about etiology and physiopathology of CP, imaging, treatment, survival, quality of life of patients and of mothers (just a few) and so on. Papers dealing with the feelings and the problems of siblings of children and adults with CP in the most important scientific journals are extremely rare. However in internet we can find the sites of the most important Cerebral Palsy Societies, like the British, the Australian and the Americ...

  6. Why Can't I Be More Like My Brother? The Role and Correlates of Sibling Social Comparison Orientation.

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    Jensen, Alexander C; Pond, Amanda M; Padilla-Walker, Laura M

    2015-11-01

    Siblings play an important role in relational and individual development throughout adolescence and beyond through several mechanisms. Central to this role and the mechanisms of sibling influence is the notion that siblings provide a constant and meaningful frame of reference for social comparison. This study examined the role of sibling social comparison orientation, or the tendency of siblings to compare themselves to one another, on youths' depressive symptoms and family relationships, both directly and by moderating links with parental differential treatment. Participants included 338 youth (M age = 18.34, SD = 1.03; 52 % female). Using hierarchical ordinary least squares regression, we found that a higher sibling social comparison orientation was linked with more depressive symptoms, warmer sibling relationships, and more sibling conflict. Additionally, sibling social comparison orientation moderated links of parental differential treatment with depressive symptoms and prosocial behavior toward family members such that effects were more salient for those with a high comparison orientation. The discussion focuses on the role of sibling comparison in the ways that siblings influence one another's development. PMID:26208830

  7. Leadership, Hermandad (Brother/Sisterhood), and Organizational Culture: Crossing Boundaries to Build Collaborative Relationships among Latino Fraternal Organizations

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    Heredia, Anna-Maria

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the study is to explore the identity development and organizational culture of a student organization, the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations council (NALFO) by implementing a community of practice approach at a large, public university in southwestern United States. The objective is to construct a sustainable…

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  11. Ehlers danlos syndrome in two siblings

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Two cases of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affecting two real brothers are being reported. Both of them presented with features of atrophy and hyperextensibility of skin, hypermobility of joints and scarring at the sites of trauma. The elder brother also had kyphoscoliosis and hypogonadism with testicular failure.

  12. Entrepreneur, social capital and the survival of Afrikaner business on the Witwatersrand, 1930 – 2007: the case of Burgers Brothers Clothing enterprise.

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    Verhoef, Grietjie

    2009-01-01

    • Opsomming: Die ekonomiese afswaaifase van die 1930s is verswaar deur die geweldige droogte, plae en peste in die landbou en toenemende verarming onder blanke Suid-Afrikaners. Verstedeliking het een oorlewingstrategie gebied. Ty Burgers het ‘n klerewinkel begin met as teikenmark die verarmde blankes veral verarmde Afrikaners op die Witwatersrand. Hierdie artikel maak gebruik van sosiale kapitaalteorie om die vestiging van nuwe netwerke deur die Burgers onderneming in die sake-omgewing te...

  13. A search for blues brothers: X-ray crystallographic/spectroscopic characterization of the tetraarylbenzidine cation radical as a product of aging of solid magic blue.

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    Talipov, Marat R; Hossain, Mohammad M; Boddeda, Anitha; Thakur, Khushabu; Rathore, Rajendra

    2016-03-14

    Magic blue (MB+˙ SbCl6− salt), i.e. tris-4-bromophenylamminium cation radical, is a routinely employed one-electron oxidant that slowly decomposes in the solid state upon storage to form so called ‘blues brothers’, which often complicate the quantitative analyses of the oxidation processes. Herein, we disclose the identity of the main ‘blues brother’ as the cation radical and dication of tetrakis-(4-bromophenyl)benzidine (TAB) by a combined DFT and experimental approach, including isolation of TAB+˙ SbCl6− and its X-ray crystallography characterization. The formation of TAB in aged magic blue samples occurs by a Scholl-type coupling of a pair of MB followed by a loss of molecular bromine. The recognition of this fact led us to the rational design and synthesis of tris(2-bromo-4-tert-butylphenyl)amine, referred to as ‘blues cousin’ (BC: Eox1 = 0.78 V vs. Fc/Fc+, λmax(BC+˙) = 805 nm, εmax = 9930 cm−1 M−1), whose oxidative dimerization is significantly hampered by positioning the sterically demanding tert-butyl groups at the para-positions of the aryl rings. A ready two-step synthesis of BC from triphenylamine and the high stability of its cation radical (BC+˙) promise that BC will serve as a ready replacement for MB and an oxidant of choice for mechanistic investigations of one-electron transfer processes in organic, inorganic, and organometallic transformations. PMID:26878458

  14. Síndrome de Waardenburg: achados audiológicos em 2 irmãos Waardenburg's syndrome: audiological findings in 2 brothers

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    Carlos Henrique F. Martins; Fabiana R. Yoshimoto; Priscila Z. Freitas

    2003-01-01

    A síndrome de Waardenburg foi inicialmente descrita em 1951 por P.J. Waardenburg, como uma condição autossômica dominante que apresenta penetrância e expressividade variáveis de seus caracteres. Os sinais clínicos mais frequentes são: deslocamento lateral dos cantos internos dos olhos (telecanto), hiperplasia da porção medial dos supercílios (sinofris), base nasal proeminente e alargada, alterações na pigmentação da íris e da pele, surdez congênita, mecha branca frontal ou encanecimento preco...

  15. Here we are all brothers: gender relations and the construction of masculine identities in a Nùng Fan Slìng village

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    Wangsgard, David Brooke

    2009-01-01

    Recent scholarship surrounding questions of masculinity demonstrates that masculinity is not a natural, homogeneous category but a social construction that varies across space and time. This ethnography explores what constitutes masculinity among the Nùng Fan Slìng (Nùng), a Tai-speaking ethnic minority living in Northeastern Vietnam, through an examination of cultural assumptions that premise social practices and relationships that construct and reproduce gendered identities. Data, generated...

  16. Do Brothers Affect Their Sisters' Chances to Graduate? An Analysis of Sibling Sex Composition Effects on Graduation from a University or a "Fachhochschule" in Germany

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    Jacob, Marita

    2011-01-01

    In a recent paper on gender inequality in higher education Buchman and DiPrete (2006) assume that the decrease in the gender gap in college completion in the US can partly be explained by changes in the allocation of familial resources in favour of women. However, they do not test this hypothesis empirically. In this paper I examine the effects of…

  17. "When He's around His Brothers ... He's Not so Quiet": The Private and Public Worlds of School-Aged Children with Speech Sound Disorder

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    McLeod, Sharynne; Daniel, Graham; Barr, Jacqueline

    2013-01-01

    Children interact with people in context: including home, school, and in the community. Understanding children's relationships within context is important for supporting children's development. Using child-friendly methodologies, the purpose of this research was to understand the lives of children with speech sound disorder (SSD) in context.…

  18. Brother of the regulator of the imprinted site (BORIS) variant subfamily 6 is involved in cervical cancer stemness and can be a target of immunotherapy.

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    Asano, Takuya; Hirohashi, Yoshihiko; Torigoe, Toshihiko; Mariya, Tasuku; Horibe, Ryota; Kuroda, Takafumi; Tabuchi, Yuta; Saijo, Hiroshi; Yasuda, Kazuyo; Mizuuchi, Masahito; Takahashi, Akari; Asanuma, Hiroko; Hasegawa, Tadashi; Saito, Tsuyoshi; Sato, Noriyuki

    2016-03-01

    Cervical cancer is a major cause of cancer death in females worldwide. Cervical cancer stem-like cells (CSCs)/cancer-initiating cells (CICs) are resistant to conventional radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and CSCs/CICs are thought to be responsible for recurrence. Eradication of CSCs/CICs is thus essential to cure cervical cancer. In this study, we isolated cervical CSCs/CICs by sphere culture, and we identified a cancer testis (CT) antigen, CTCFL/BORIS, that is expressed in cervical CSCs/CICs. BORIS has 23 mRNA isoform variants classified by 6 subfamilies (sfs), and they encode 17 different BORIS peptides. BORIS sf1 and sf4 are expressed in both CSCs/CICs and non-CSCs/CICs, whereas BORIS sf6 is expressed only in CSCs/CICs. Overexpression of BORIS sf6 in cervical cancer cells increased sphere formation and tumor-initiating ability compared with those in control cells, whereas overexpression of BORIS sf1 and BORIS sf4 resulted in only slight increases. Thus, BORIS sf6 is a cervical CSC/CIC-specific subfamily and has a role in the maintenance of cervical CSCs/CICs. BORIS sf6 contains a specific c-terminal domain (C34), and we identified a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A2-restricted antigenic peptide, BORIS C34_24(9) encoded by BORIS sf6. A BORIS C34_24(9)-specific cytotoxic T cell (CTL) clone showed cytotoxicity for BORIS sf6-overexpressing cervical cancer cells. Furthermore, the CTL clone significantly suppressed sphere formation of CaSki cells. Taken together, the results indicate that the CT antigen BORIS sf6 is specifically expressed in cervical CSCs/CICs, that BORIS sf6 has a role in the maintenance of CSCs/CICs, and that BORIS C34_24(9) peptide is a promising candidate for cervical CSC/CIC-targeting immunotherapy. PMID:26849232

  19. 'He is now like a brother, I can even give him some blood'--relational ethics and material exchanges in a malaria vaccine 'trial community' in The Gambia.

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    Geissler, P Wenzel; Kelly, Ann; Imoukhuede, Babatunde; Pool, Robert

    2008-09-01

    This paper explores social relations within the 'trial community' (staff and volunteers) of a Malaria Vaccine Trial (MVT), implemented by the Medical Research Council (MRC) in The Gambia between 2001 and 2004. It situates ethical concerns with medical research within the everyday life of scientific fieldwork. Based upon discussions with volunteers and staff, we explore processes of mediation between scientific project and study population, and between formal ethics, local ethical debates and everyday practice. We observe that material contact and substantial transactions, notably of blood and medicine, are central to the construction of the MVT. These transactions are guided by a concrete and relational form of ethics, which contrasts with the abstract and vertical formal ethical principles underwriting the scientific study protocol. The success of the MVT owed much to these kinship-like ethics. One possible conclusion from these observations is that research ethics should be understood, not just as a quasi-legal frame but also as an open, searching movement, much in the same way that kinship is not merely a juridical institution and a prescriptive frame of rules, but a network made through relational work. However, this conclusion raises new problems: by contrasting formal, abstract principles to intimate, immediate relations, and economic justice to personal morality, we accept that the order of medical research is moved further out of the public and political, and into the domains of either quasi-legal claims or of private morality. Irrespective of the undeniable importance of clear-cut rules and of good face-to-face relations, a third essential foundation of medical research ethics is the democratically constituted public sphere, including equitable health services, and transparent institutions to facilitate open debate and regulate particular interests. Ultimately, the ethics of global science can rely neither on principles nor trust but requires citizenship and democratic government. PMID:18455854

  20. Brother of sleep. Alertness management as a means of preventing fatigue while driving; Schlafes Bruder. Mit Alertness Management gegen Muedigkeit im Verkehr

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    Gundel, A.; Thoren, C. ten [DLR-Institut fuer Luft- Raumfahrtmedizin, Koeln-Porz (Germany)

    2003-12-01

    Fatigue is a neglected aspect of traffic safety. The contribution shows how a so-called alertness management strategy, i.e. active and preventive influencing of all factors that may cause fatigue, may help to reduce the number of accidents resulting from fatigue. (orig.) [German] Muedigkeit im Verkehr ist ein bisher in Deutschland vernachlaessigter Aspekt der Verkehrssicherheit. Mit dem Projekt Uebermuedung und Verkehrssicherheit' werden neue Wege aufgezeigt, wie durch ein so genanntes Alertness-Management versucht werden kann, die Zahl muedigkeitsbedingter Unfaelle zu verringern. Unter Alertness-Management verstehen wir das aktive und praeventive Einwirken auf alle Umstaende und Ursachen, die im Verkehr zu Muedigkeit fuehren. (orig.)

  1. Choques externos y precios de los activos en Latinoamérica antes y después de la quiebra de Lehman Brothers

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    Luis Fernando Melo; Hernán Rincón

    2012-01-01

    La crisis financiera internacional entre 2007 y 2009 causó grandes y a la vez bruscos movimientos de capitales entre economías avanzadas y emergentes, que fueron acompañados por cambios de similares características en los precios de los activos de éstas últimas, lo que se convirtió en un reto para las autoridades. El objetivo del documento es cuantificar y evaluar el grado de asociación entre los mercados financieros de las economías avanzadas y los precios de los activos de las economía más ...

  2. L'impact de la faillite de Lehman Brothers sur les credit default swaps des banques teneurs de marché

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    Suzanne Salloy

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates the dynamics of conditional correlations among the G14 dealer banks for the credit default swap (CDS) market. The purpose of the paper is to distinguish between ?contagion? and ?interdependence? during the global financial crisis, following the definition of Forbes and Rigobon [2002]. We identify the banks which were the most or the least affected by losses induced by the crisis and we draw some conclusions in terms of their vulnerability to financial shocks. We use an...

  3. Neurological syndromes and mental disorders in the literary characters of the novel «Bratya Karamazovy» (The Brothers Karamazov) by F.M. Dostoevsky

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    А.А. Mikhailenko; М.М. Оdinak; V.V. Nechiporenko; D.I. Skulyabin

    2014-01-01

    The novel «Bratya Karamazovy» by F.M. Dostoevsky presents a whole series of literary characters whose neuropsychiatric health cannot be considered to be impeccable. Various clinical conditions, such as neurasthenia, mental retardation, epilepsy, obsessive-compulsive and conversion-and-dissociative syndromes, may be retrospectively recognized with varying degrees of credibility and validity in many characters of the novel. In terms of belletristic literature, the description of their behavior ...

  4. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

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    Full Text Available ... performed now is commonly attributed to the Jeu de brothers, Robert and John, who practiced orthopedic surgery ... mean this is the traditional Smith Meet Jeu De view of the acetabulum,. I mean you can ...

  5. Xeroderma Pigmentosum- Eye Changes

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    Bhaduri Gautam

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Xeroderma pigmentosum is a rare hereditary and fatal disease of the skin. Ocular involvement is known to occur in 80% of cases. Two brothers of a family with cutaneous and ocular involvement are reported.

  6. African American Men and Prostate Cancer

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    Full Text Available ... fold higher and has remained so over many years. Rev. Thomas L. Walker: The researchers don't ... cancer started with the death of my 46-year-old brother from cancer, then my dad four ...

  7. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

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    Full Text Available ... attributed to the Jeu de brothers, Robert and John, who practiced orthopedic surgery in France in the ‘ ... So I agree completely. I know Chris and John Cagey have worked on saving the capsule. I ...

  8. A Russian Falk Tale%俄罗斯传说

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Once there were two brothers. One was rich,and one was poor-so poor he had only one horse to plow his field, and that one died. In desperation he asked his rich brother to lend him a horse for just one day. At first his brother refused, but the poor brother pleaded until he relented.

  9. The LHC experiment control system: on the path to full automation

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    LHCb is a large experiment at the LHC accelerator. The experiment control system is in charge of the configuration, control and monitoring of the different sub-detectors and of all areas of the online system. The building blocks of the control system are based on the PVSS SCADA System complemented by a control Framework developed in common for the 4 LHC experiments. This framework includes an 'expert system' like tool called SMI++ which is used for the system automation. The experiment's operations are now almost completely automated, driven by a top-level object called Big-Brother, which pilots all the experiment's standard procedures and the most common error-recovery procedures. The architecture, tools and mechanisms used for the implementation as well as some operational examples will be described. (authors)

  10. Genomic selection in a pig population including information from slaughtered full sibs of boars within a sib-testing program.

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    Samorè, A B; Buttazzoni, L; Gallo, M; Russo, V; Fontanesi, L

    2015-05-01

    Genomic selection is becoming a common practise in dairy cattle, but only few works have studied its introduction in pig selection programs. Results described for this species are highly dependent on the considered traits and the specific population structure. This paper aims to simulate the impact of genomic selection in a pig population with a training cohort of performance-tested and slaughtered full sibs. This population is selected for performance, carcass and meat quality traits by full-sib testing of boars. Data were simulated using a forward-in-time simulation process that modeled around 60K single nucleotide polymorphisms and several quantitative trait loci distributed across the 18 porcine autosomes. Data were edited to obtain, for each cycle, 200 sires mated with 800 dams to produce 800 litters of 4 piglets each, two males and two females (needed for the sib test), for a total of 3200 newborns. At each cycle, a subset of 200 litters were sib tested, and 60 boars and 160 sows were selected to replace the same number of culled male and female parents. Simulated selection of boars based on performance test data of their full sibs (one castrated brother and two sisters per boar in 200 litters) lasted for 15 cycles. Genotyping and phenotyping of the three tested sibs (training population) and genotyping of the candidate boars (prediction population) were assumed. Breeding values were calculated for traits with two heritability levels (h 2=0.40, carcass traits, and h 2=0.10, meat quality parameters) on simulated pedigrees, phenotypes and genotypes. Genomic breeding values, estimated by various models (GBLUP from raw phenotype or using breeding values and single-step models), were compared with the classical BLUP Animal Model predictions in terms of predictive ability. Results obtained for traits with moderate heritability (h 2=0.40), similar to the heritability of traits commonly measured within a sib-testing program, did not show any benefit from the

  11. Half Full

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    Bender, Emily

    2012-01-01

    Half Full is a film about a woman who has a rare genetic disorder that causes her to want to continue eating. Since she is unable to control her drive towards food, she can never be left alone with food. Her parents share their journey through trying to navigate her care and keep her from being institutionalized.

  12. Public report and proceedings of the third European Privacy Open Space held at the Europahaus in Vienna 26th and 27th October 2009 in conjunction with the Austrian Big Brother Awards

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    Schallaböck, Jan

    2011-01-01

    The Project European Privacy Open Space (PrivacyOS) aims at bringing together industry, SMEs, Government, Academia and Civil Society to foster development and deployment of privacy infrastructures for Europe. The general objectives of PrivacyOS are to create a longterm collaboration in the thematic network and establish collective interfaces with other EU projects. Participants exchange research and best practices, as well as develop strategies and joint projects following four core policy go...

  13. 宋末泸州忠义毛沆毛演兄弟事略%The Late Song Dynasty’s Loyalty People in Luzhou:the Mao Brothers Mao Hang and Mao Yan’s Deeds

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    2015-01-01

    宋末泸州毛沆、毛演兄弟是坚持抗元的忠义之士。然《宋史》未予立传,地方史志亦不著录,其事迹仅见于元朝史官危素所写《故宋秘书监毛公墓表》一文,但长期未见重视。本文以《毛公墓表》为主,辅以相关史料,对毛氏兄弟的事迹略加钩沉。叙述《毛公墓表》的内容和危素的写作经过,以及危、毛两家的渊源;简述毛氏兄弟的家世和科举情况;考论毛氏兄弟的官守、抗元事迹和最终归属。%Mao Hang and Mao Yan who lived in Luzhou during the Late Song Dynasty are known for their loyalty as a result of perseverant fighting against the Yuan Dynasty and struggling to the end. However, we can’t find their bi-ographies in The History of the Song Dynasty and in the local annal. Actually, their stories and achievements can only be found in Tomb Inscription for the Respected Mr. Mao,a Deceased Administrator for Books Collections in the Song Dynasty written by the Yuan Dynasty’s official historian Wei Su. This essay tries to narrate their deeds mainly based on Tomb Inscription for the Respected Mr. Mao,a Deceased Administrator for Books Collections in the Song Dy-nasty and other related historical materials. Firstly,the paper mainly shows the content and writing process of Tomb Inscription for the Respected Mr. Mao,a Deceased Administrator for Books Collections in the Song Dynasty and the his-tory associations between the Wei and Mao families. Secondly, the paper tells the Mao Brothers’ family background and their performance at the imperial examinations in brief. Thirdly, this paper verifies the truth of the two brother’ s official experiences,anti-Yuan deeds and the place they belonged to.

  14. The Nigrescence of the "Okay" Brother: a Phenomenological Study on the Impact of an Education in a Traditionally White Learning Institution on the Racial Identity Development of Black Males in Professional Careers

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    Edwards, Hayley E.

    2012-01-01

    There are many stereotypes of the Black male that have been portrayed in the media through news stories, film, and television. They are often portrayed as shiftless, lazy, violent, or subservient, or praised for their athletic prowess, their music, or their value as entertainers. Occasionally, Black men are portrayed as the lone person of color…

  15. Teacher, Friend and Brother All in One On Friendship between SUShi and WEN Tong%亦师亦友亦兄亦弟——论苏轼与文同的忘年交谊

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    喻世华

    2012-01-01

    The relationship between SUShi and WEN Tong is very close, not only because they are family friends, relatives and native fellows, but, more importantly, they admire each other's morality and knowledge, have the same character and pursue the goal of perfection in the art. Being real friends and companions, SU Shi's relationship with WEN Tong is never mixed with secular affairs and personal interests. Such pure friendship is of special significance for people today.%苏轼与文同的关系非常亲密,固然与世交、亲戚、同乡等因素有关,但更为重要的原因是道德、学问的相互钦佩,性格上的投契和艺术上的传承。苏轼与文同的关系没有世俗和利害因素搀杂其中,是真正的知己和知音。这种纯粹的交谊,对于今天的人们有着特别的意义。

  16. Euro po pádu Lehman Brothers jako vhodná či nevhodná budoucí měna pro ČR

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    Nejedlý, David

    2011-01-01

    This bachelor work engages in the adoption of the euro in the Czech Republic. The objective was, whether the adoption of the euro is advantageous for the Czech Republic. A theoretical ground how a monetary union should function is mentioned in the first chapter. The American financial crisis and its impacts on the real economy are stated in the second chapter for a comprehensive view on the Eurozone crisis. The problems of the Eurozone are analyzed in the following chapter. The fourth chapter...

  17. Looking for Eternal of Life in Kissing Gate: About Brothers Ⅱ%在窄门内寻找永生——评余华《兄弟·下》

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    赵薇

    2007-01-01

    余华近作《兄弟·下》展现了底气不足的市场经济初期中国人生存的混乱与荒诞,以及与之伴生的人情伦理的污浊与悲凉.余华以笔为戈对当下社会的"正面强攻",一方面以独到的方式严肃拷问了纵欲所带来的时代畸形,另一方面却有破无立地放弃了对现代人精神出路的探索,后者也鉴照出余华对当下社会把握的某些不足.

  18. Alternative splicing of exon 17 and a missense mutation in exon 20 of the insulin receptor gene in two brothers with a novel syndrome of insulin resistance (congenital fiber-type disproportion myopathy)

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    Vorwerk, P; Christoffersen, C T; Müller, J;

    1999-01-01

    compound heterozygotes for mutations in the IR gene. The maternal allele was alternatively spliced in exon 17 due to a point mutation in the -1 donor splice site of the exon. The abnormal skipping of exon 17 shifts the amino acid reading frame and leads to a truncated IR, missing the entire tyrosine kinase...... domain. In the correct spliced variant, the point mutation is silent and results in a normally translated IR. The paternal allele carries a missense mutation in the tyrosine kinase domain. All three cDNA variants were present in the lymphocytes of the patients. Purified IR from 293 cells overexpressing...

  19. Big brother is watching you : le rôle des technologies de l'information dans la stratégie de contrôle des réseaux de points de vente franchisés

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    Kalika, Michel; Boulay, Jacques

    2007-01-01

    Based on a study conducted in the setting of French franchise networks (sample: 428 franchisees), this research establishes the existence of a channel technological control that operates through a « panoptic effect ». The results suggest that information technologies have the capacity to support a more efficient channel control strategy.

  20. Towards a personalized Internet: a case for a full decentralization.

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    Kermarrec, Anne-Marie

    2013-03-28

    The Web has become a user-centric platform where users post, share, annotate, comment and forward content be it text, videos, pictures, URLs, etc. This social dimension creates tremendous new opportunities for information exchange over the Internet, as exemplified by the surprising and exponential growth of social networks and collaborative platforms. Yet, niche content is sometimes difficult to retrieve using traditional search engines because they target the mass rather than the individual. Likewise, relieving users from useless notification is tricky in a world where there is so much information and so little of interest for each and every one of us. We argue that ultra-specific content could be retrieved and disseminated should search and notification be personalized to fit this new setting. We also argue that users' interests should be implicitly captured by the system rather than relying on explicit classifications simply because the world is by nature unstructured, dynamic and users do not want to be hampered in their actions by a tight and static framework. In this paper, we review some existing personalization approaches, most of which are centralized. We then advocate the need for fully decentralized systems because personalization raises two main issues. Firstly, personalization requires information to be stored and maintained at a user granularity which can significantly hurt the scalability of a centralized solution. Secondly, at a time when the 'big brother is watching you' attitude is prominent, users may be more and more reluctant to give away their personal data to the few large companies that can afford such personalization. We start by showing how to achieve personalization in decentralized systems and conclude with the research agenda ahead. PMID:23419849

  1. Upper gastrointestinal and ultrasound examinations of gastric antral involvement in chronic granulomatous disease

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    Two brothers with chronic granulomatous disease of childhood are presented with circumferential gastric antral thickening demonstrated on sonography. Barium studies and sonography correlated well in one brother. The antral changes can resolve quickly without antibiotic therapy. (orig.)

  2. 76 FR 34260 - Proposed Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions

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    2011-06-13

    ...Lending Fund's holding of certain notes (the Notes) issued by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. or its...Lending Fund and the STIF Fund held Notes issued by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. or its affiliates (the... Liquidity Fund Lehman Brothers Disc $10,000,000 $9,981,000 (acquired 8/ $10,000,000 (52525MJF6)....

  3. No association of maternal gestational weight gain with offspring blood pressure and hypertension at age 18 years in male sibling-pairs

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    Scheers Andersson, Elina; Tynelius, Per; Nohr, Ellen Aagaard;

    2015-01-01

    -siblings and self-reported data, we investigated whether GWG is associated with offspring BP and hypertension, in a register-based cohort of full brothers while controlling for fixed shared effects. METHODS: By using Swedish nation-wide record-linkage data, we identified women with at least two male children...... (full brothers) born 1982-1989. Their BP was obtained from the mandatory military conscription induction tests. We adopted linear and Poisson regression models with robust variance, using generalized estimating equations to analyze associations between GWG and BP, as well as with hypertension, within...

  4. From the Dualist Gnosis to the Imaginary Literature on the Devil. Review for the volume Imaginea nefratelui in literatura, author Simona-Maria Drelciuc, Lumen Publishing House, Iasi, Romania, 2015.

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    Antonio SANDU

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper represents an excellent overview of the censorship of the European collective imaginary, challenged as stranger of the one that is different, of the non-brother identified eventually as Satan. In the vision of the author Simona Maria Drelciuc, the Devil is the existential pole of the medieval imaginary, a fundamental cultural mark, “catalyst of the European civilization” (Drelciuc, 2015. This bringing into attention of the image of the non-brother allows us to reflect on the European civilization, of religious nature, and of “cultural periphery placement” of the Christian moral values such as love, tolerance etc.

  5. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

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    Full Text Available ... Albany Ohio, and brought to you by Biomet Orthopedics. In just a few moments, you’ll be ... Jeu de brothers, Robert and John, who practiced orthopedic surgery in France in the ‘60s and ‘70s, ...

  6. L’utilità della poesia: la lettera di Hölderlin al fratello Karl del I gennaio 1799. Una proposta di lettura

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    Elena Polledri

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available After depicting the core function of correspondence for understanding Hölderlin, as well as contextualizing the letter to his brother Carl (January 1st 1799 in both his life and work, a close reading of this document focuses step by step on its political, philosophical and first and foremost poetological issues.

  7. “A PERSISTENT EXCEPTION TO TEXTBOOK ECONOMICS”: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

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    Erik Benson

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The recent centennial of the Wright Brothers' flight stimulated study of the history of aviation in general and this historical overview of international airlines in particular. International airlines are commercial enterprises, but their history suggests that the economics behind their development was often overridden lypolitical, diplomatic, strategic, imperial, cultural, and emotional pressures. International airlines have not always been economically rational enterprises.

  8. Full page insight

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    Cortsen, Rikke Platz

    2014-01-01

    -temporal relations within the stories told, specifically in terms of full pages in connection with apocalypses. The spatio-temporal quality of the apocalypse is complex in that it concerns an event that is an ending and at the same time a continuation of time; and this double temporal quality is, it is argued here......, something that it shares with the full page in comics. Through an analysis of several full pages from Moore titles like Swamp Thing, From Hell, Watchmen and Promethea, it is made clear why the full page provides an apt vehicle for an apocalypse in comics....

  9. Cardiac and Pulmonary Function Variability in Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy: An Initial Report

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    Birnkrant, David J.; Ashwath, Mahi Lakshmi; Noritz, Garey H.; Merrill, Michelle C.; Shah, Tushar A.; Crowe, Carol A; Bahler, Robert C.

    2010-01-01

    The Duchenne and Becker forms of muscular dystrophy are associated with dilated cardiomyopathy and are diseases in which pulmonary function peaks, then progressively declines. In this report, we quantify cardiopulmonary function variability among brothers. Brothers in 3 of 7 eligible sibships had discordant pulmonary function, with significant differences between the brothers' peak forced vital capacities and their vital capacities at last comparable age. There was no relationship between pul...

  10. About CABI Full Text

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    2013-01-01

    <正>Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International(CABI) is a not-for-profit international Agricultural Information Institute with headquarters in Britain. It aims to improve people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. CABI Full-text is one of the publishing products of CABI.

  11. All This and Popcorn Too.

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    Fenner, Mildred Sandison

    1979-01-01

    Describes efforts of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Department of Educational Services to promote the integration of circus themes and activities into elementary school curricula. (CMV)

  12. Ausambad Newfoundlandi eestisoost seenesõpradele / foto: Helen Spencer

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    2008-01-01

    Newfoundlandis asuva Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre (BBEEC) poolt korraldadavatest seenekursustest, mille õppejõuks kutsuti Newfoundlandis seenehuvilistena tuntud Maria ja Andrus Voitk

  13. Kino plaadimasinas / Siim Nestor

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    Nestor, Siim, 1974-

    2002-01-01

    Areeni muusikakriitikud kuulavad filmimuusika heliplaate: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "Amelie From Montmartre", "Moulin Rouge", "Training Day", "Mulholland Drive", "Ocean's 11"

  14. Pop / Tõnis Kahu

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    Kahu, Tõnis, 1962-

    2008-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Chemical Brothers "Brotherhood", Plutonium 74 "Peittoalueen ulkopuolella", Disturbed "Indestructible", Thomas Feiner & Anywhen "The Opiates Revised", DefRage "Save Us from Religion", Kago "Mopskassi maja"

  15. The Role of Family Background for Earnings in Rural China

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    Eriksson, Tor Viking; Qiang, Zhang Ying

    This paper provides estimates of brother income correlations for rural China. Brother correlations are a parsimonious measure of the importance of family and community background as determinants of individuals' economic status. We find internationally high levels of income similarity for brothers...... and siblings: 0.57 and 0.58, respectively. We show that compared with the 1990s, income correlations have decreased in more recent years, but remain high. Furthermore, we document virtually no differences between the coastal and interior provinces and by father's education. The high brother...

  16. Full range resistive thermometers

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    Olivieri, E.; Rotter, M.; De Combarieu, M.; Forget, P.; Marrache-Kikuchi, C.; Pari, P.

    2015-12-01

    Resistive thermometers are widely used in low temperature physics, thanks to portability, simplicity of operation and reduced size. The possibility to precisely follow the temperature from room temperature down to the mK region is of major interest for numerous applications, although no single thermometer can nowadays cover this entire temperature range. In this article we report on a method to realize a full range thermometer, capable to measure, by itself, temperatures in the whole above-cited temperature range, with constant sensitivity and sufficient precision for the typical cryogenic applications. We present here the first results for three different full range thermometer prototypes. A detailed description of the set-up used for measurements and characterization is also reported.

  17. Plate Full of Color

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    2008-08-04

    The Eagle Books are a series of four books that are brought to life by wise animal characters - Mr. Eagle, Miss Rabbit, and Coyote - who engage Rain That Dances and his young friends in the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning from their elders about health and diabetes prevention. Plate Full of Color teaches the value of eating a variety of colorful and healthy foods.  Created: 8/4/2008 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 8/5/2008.

  18. ISABELLE full scale dipoles

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    Data are presented on the various cosine theta type magnet models constructed at BNL in the development of ring magnets for ISABELLE, a pair of intersecting 200 GeV proton accelerating storage rings. The rings are to be filled with 30 GeV protons from the AGS and then accelerated to 200 GeV. The acceleration period is a 120 sec ramp from approximately 0.5 T to 4 T. The effect of mechanical precompression on training was studied by varying the interference fit between the coil (ISA IV) and its iron shield. The results were used to optimize the mechanical design of the full-size magnet models

  19. Multiscale full waveform inversion

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    Fichtner, Andreas; Trampert, Jeannot; Cupillard, Paul; Saygin, Erdinc; Taymaz, Tuncay; Capdeville, Yann; Villaseñor, Antonio

    2013-07-01

    We develop and apply a full waveform inversion method that incorporates seismic data on a wide range of spatio-temporal scales, thereby constraining the details of both crustal and upper-mantle structure. This is intended to further our understanding of crust-mantle interactions that shape the nature of plate tectonics, and to be a step towards improved tomographic models of strongly scale-dependent earth properties, such as attenuation and anisotropy. The inversion for detailed regional earth structure consistently embedded within a large-scale model requires locally refined numerical meshes that allow us to (1) model regional wave propagation at high frequencies, and (2) capture the inferred fine-scale heterogeneities. The smallest local grid spacing sets the upper bound of the largest possible time step used to iteratively advance the seismic wave field. This limitation leads to extreme computational costs in the presence of fine-scale structure, and it inhibits the construction of full waveform tomographic models that describe earth structure on multiple scales. To reduce computational requirements to a feasible level, we design a multigrid approach based on the decomposition of a multiscale earth model with widely varying grid spacings into a family of single-scale models where the grid spacing is approximately uniform. Each of the single-scale models contains a tractable number of grid points, which ensures computational efficiency. The multi-to-single-scale decomposition is the foundation of iterative, gradient-based optimization schemes that simultaneously and consistently invert data on all scales for one multi-scale model. We demonstrate the applicability of our method in a full waveform inversion for Eurasia, with a special focus on Anatolia where coverage is particularly dense. Continental-scale structure is constrained by complete seismic waveforms in the 30-200 s period range. In addition to the well-known structural elements of the Eurasian mantle

  20. Full metal jacket!

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    2011-01-01

    Ten years ago, standard issue clothing only gave CERN firemen partial protection but today our fire-fighters are equipped with state-of-the-art, full personal protective equipment.   CERN's Fire Brigade team. For many years, the members of CERN's Fire Brigade went on call-outs clad in their work trousers and fire-rescue coats, which only afforded them partial protection. Today, textile manufacturing techniques have moved on a long way and CERN's firemen are now kitted out with state-of-the-art personal protective equipment. The coat and trousers are three-layered, comprising fire-resistant aramide, a protective membrane and a thermal lining. The CERN Fire Brigade' new state-of-the-art personal protection equipment. "This equipment is fully compliant with the standards in force and is therefore resistant to cuts, abrasion, electrical arcs with thermal effects and, of course, fire," explains Patrick Berlinghi, the CERN Fire Brigade's Logistics Officer. You might think that su...

  1. Full Color Holographic Endoscopy

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    The ability to produce color holograms from the human tissue represents a major medical advance, specifically in the areas of diagnosis and teaching. This has been achieved at Glyndwr University. In corporation with partners at Gooch and Housego, Moor Instruments, Vivid Components and peninsula medical school, Exeter, UK, for the first time, we have produced full color holograms of human cell samples in which the cell boundary and the nuclei inside the cells could be clearly focused at different depths – something impossible with a two-dimensional photographic image. This was the main objective set by the peninsula medical school at Exeter, UK. Achieving this objective means that clinically useful images essentially indistinguishable from the object human cells could be routinely recorded. This could potentially be done at the tip of a holo-endoscopic probe inside the body. Optimised recording exposure and development processes for the holograms were defined for bulk exposures. This included the optimisation of in-house recording emulsions for coating evaluation onto polymer substrates (rather than glass plates), a key step for large volume commercial exploitation. At Glyndwr University, we also developed a new version of our in-house holographic (world-leading resolution) emulsion.

  2. Policies for full employment

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    de Koning, Jaap; Layard, Richard; Nickel, Stephen;

    European unemployment is too high, and employment is too low. Over 7½ per cent of Europe's workforce is unemployed, and only two thirds of people aged 15-64 are in work. At the Lisbon summit two years ago the heads of government set the target that by 2010 the employment rate should rise from 64...... per cent to at least 70 per cent. And for older workers between 55 and 64 the employment rate should rise from 38 per cent to at least one half. These are ambitious targets. They will require two big changes: more people must seek work, and among those seeking work a higher proportion must get a job....... So we need higher participation, and (for full employment) we need a much lower unemployment rate. Can it be done? A mere glance at the experience of different European countries shows that it can. As Table 1 shows, four E.U. countries already exceed the overall target for 2010 (Britain, Denmark, the...

  3. Is the association between general cognitive ability and violent crime caused by family-level confounders?

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    Thomas Frisell

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Research has consistently found lower cognitive ability to be related to increased risk for violent and other antisocial behaviour. Since this association has remained when adjusting for childhood socioeconomic position, ethnicity, and parental characteristics, it is often assumed to be causal, potentially mediated through school adjustment problems and conduct disorder. Socioeconomic differences are notoriously difficult to quantify, however, and it is possible that the association between intelligence and delinquency suffer substantial residual confounding. METHODS: We linked longitudinal Swedish total population registers to study the association of general cognitive ability (intelligence at age 18 (the Conscript Register, 1980-1993 with the incidence proportion of violent criminal convictions (the Crime Register, 1973-2009, among all men born in Sweden 1961-1975 (N = 700,514. Using probit regression, we controlled for measured childhood socioeconomic variables, and further employed sibling comparisons (family pedigree data from the Multi-Generation Register to adjust for shared familial characteristics. RESULTS: Cognitive ability in early adulthood was inversely associated to having been convicted of a violent crime (β = -0.19, 95% CI: -0.19; -0.18, the association remained when adjusting for childhood socioeconomic factors (β = -0.18, 95% CI: -0.18; -0.17. The association was somewhat lower within half-brothers raised apart (β = -0.16, 95% CI: -0.18; -0.14, within half-brothers raised together (β = -0.13, 95% CI: (-0.15; -0.11, and lower still in full-brother pairs (β = -0.10, 95% CI: -0.11; -0.09. The attenuation among half-brothers raised together and full brothers was too strong to be attributed solely to attenuation from measurement error. DISCUSSION: Our results suggest that the association between general cognitive ability and violent criminality is confounded partly by factors shared by

  4. Lehman brothers : αίτια κατάρρευσης και χρηματοοικονομική επισκόπηση

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    Παπαγιαννόπουλος, Αλέξανδρος

    2011-01-01

    Η χρηματοπιστωτική σταθερότητα ενός συστήματος, μπορεί να χαρακτηριστεί ως ένα δημόσιο αγαθό το οποίο συμβάλλει στη συλλογική ωφέλεια της οικονομικής δραστηριότητας, δεδομένου ότι το κόστος κρίσης επεκτείνεται σε ολόκληρο το φάσμα της οικονομίας. Η πρόσφατη όμως διεθνή χρηματοπιστωτική κρίση ανέδειξε την ανάγκη ύπαρξης βασικών μεταρρυθμίσεων προκειμένου να διασφαλιστεί η ενίσχυση της σταθερότητας, η ύπαρξη ρευστότητας, η διαφάνεια και η αποτελεσματική λειτουργία των κεφαλαιαγορών. Η παρούσ...

  5. Storytelling for a Nation

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    Schubart, Rikke

    The article analyzes the use of memory and history in Steven Spielberg's war films Schindler's List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998) og tv-serien Band of Brothers (2001)......The article analyzes the use of memory and history in Steven Spielberg's war films Schindler's List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998) og tv-serien Band of Brothers (2001)...

  6. Group Psychotherapy with Long-Term Inpatients: Application of a Model.

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    Griffin-Shelley, Eric; Wendel, Sandra

    1988-01-01

    Describes group psychotherapy at an inpatient, psychiatric hospital serving priests, nuns, and religious brothers. Discusses formation of and differences among four groups: a low-level group for sisters; an interactional group for sisters; a high-level, Gestalt-oriented group for sisters; and an interactional group for priests and brothers. (ABL)

  7. Asperger's in the Holmes Family

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    Altschuler, Eric L.

    2013-01-01

    I show that Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock Holmes' brother) is a formally described case of Asperger's syndrome a half century before Asperger's description of the syndrome. Further, given the genetic similarity and links between the brothers stated by Sherlock, this also cinches the same diagnosis for Sherlock.

  8. Asperger's in the Holmes family.

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    Altschuler, Eric L

    2013-09-01

    I show that Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock Holmes' brother) is a formally described case of Asperger's syndrome a half century before Asperger's description of the syndrome. Further, given the genetic similarity and links between the brothers stated by Sherlock, this also cinches the same diagnosis for Sherlock. PMID:23381486

  9. 谁是谁?

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    2005-01-01

    Tom is a policeman,and his younger brother,Sam.is a college[大学] student.The two brothers go into a restaurant[饭店] to have their lunch.They sit down at a table. Sam says to Tom,“Oh,three of my classmates are here having their lunch.”

  10. 20 CFR 669.110 - What definitions apply to this program?

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    2010-04-01

    ... 101 and 167 and in 20 CFR 660.300, the following definitions apply to programs under this part...; (B) Stepchild; (C) Brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, or stepsister; (D) Parent, grandparent, or other direct ancestor but not foster parent; (E) Foster child; (F) Stepfather or...

  11. That's Not Montessori

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    Peters, Dane L.

    2009-01-01

    The author could not contain herself one day at school recently when a parent of three children shared something she had heard from her eldest daughter. That morning, the eldest daughter was grumbling about the fact that she and her Lower Elementary brother had to go to school while her Preschool brother did not, and she announced to her mother,…

  12. "We Are Not Terrorists," but More Likely Transnationals: Reframing Understandings about Immigrants in Light of the Boston Marathon Bombings

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    Kasun, G. Sue

    2013-01-01

    The Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 created a new kind of discomfort in the United States about "self-radicalized" terrorists, particularly related to Muslim immigrants. The two suspected bombers, brothers with Chechen backgrounds, had attended U.S. public schools. News media portrayed the brothers as "immigrants" and…

  13. Maailma börsid uues pöörises / Sirje Rank

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    2008-01-01

    USA-st alanud finantskriis kogub uut hoogu. Investeerimispanga Lehman Brothers päästmine ebaõnnestus ning pank palus kohtult pankrotikaitset. Endine USA keskpanga juht Alan Greenspan ennustab veel mitme suur finantsasutuse pankrotti. Vt. samas: Lehman Brothers; Miks aktsiaturud langevad? Diagramm: USA finantskriisi järgmised ohvrid; Virge Lahe. USA finantskriis kergitab laenu hinda ka Eesti pankades

  14. 20 CFR 725.309 - Additional claims; effect of a prior denial of benefits.

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    2010-04-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FEDERAL COAL MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT OF 1969, AS AMENDED CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS UNDER... (child), and 725.222 (parent, brother, or sister)) has changed since the date upon which the order..., child, parent, brother, or sister shall be denied unless the applicable conditions of entitlement...

  15. Taking Sides: The Frames of Online Media on the Bilateral Relationship Between Indonesia and Malaysia

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    Gatut Priyowidodo; Inri I. Indrayani

    2014-01-01

    The relations between Indonesia and Malaysia are always full of dynamics. Indonesia is always known as old brother of Malaysia since it has similar history, religion also socio cultural background. Some decades show that the decline of relationship of both countries. Another time, as ASEAN members, the two countries devote their nationalities to purify their collective identities as Eastern nations. The objective of the research is to extricate the construction of K...

  16. Lipoid proteinosis in siblings

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    Agrawal S

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Two patients young brother a sister presented with multiple depressed scars over face and trunk since early childhood. Both had hoarsencess of voice since birth. Multiple infiltrated lesions consisting of papules, warty nodules were present on forearms and elbows. The oral mucosa, tongue, lips, larynx and vocal cords also showed infiltration. The characteristic beaded papules on eyelid margin clicked the very rare diagnosis of lipoid proteinosis.

  17. Lipoid proteinosis in siblings

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    Agrawal S

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Two patients young brother a sister presented with multiple depressed scars over face and trunk since early childhood. Both had hoarsencess of voice since birth. Multiple infiltrated lesions consisting of papules, warty nodules were present on forearms and elbows. The oral mucosa, tongue, lips, larynx and vocal cords also showed infiltration. The characteristic beaded papules on eyelid margin clicked the very rare diagnosis of lipoid proteinosis.

  18. Traian Vuia – the Romanian inventor who first flew a powered airplane in 1906

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    Liviu FILIMON

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available As observed the beginning of heavier than air devices started with Wright Brothers who flew in 1903 the first catapulted airplane equipped with an engine, similar to present motor gliders. In March 1906 took place the first flight of Vuia’s monoplane using on board installations. Since then a real competition between manufacturers has started to improve their airplanes as they become more efficient. Traian Vuia’s first flights and his beginnings are explained below.

  19. Introduction

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    Alfred Hornung

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    Full Text Available Forty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the charismatic leader of the civil rights movement, Barack H. Obama was elected the first African American president of the United States of America in 2008. Although U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy had predicted in 1961 that a black person could be president like his brother “in the next thirty or forty years,” nobody really expected this kind of victory to come true.

  20. Rome.The Etymological Origins

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    Enrique Cabrejas

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    Full Text Available The name of Rome was always a great mystery. Through this taxonomic study of Greek and Latin language, Enrique Cabrejas gives us the keys and unpublished answers to understand the etymology of the name. For thousands of years never came to suspect, including about the founder Romulus the reasons for the name and of his brother Remus, plus the unknown place name of the Lazio of the Italian peninsula which housed the foundation of ancient Rome.

  1. Wat Bushmen trachten te behouden …: naar aanleiding van "Inalienable possessions: the paradox of keeping-while-giving" van Annette B. Weiner (1992

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    A. Verpoorte

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available This article has a double goal. First, it tries to enlighten key notions in Weiners book: inalienable possessions, brother-sister-relations, hierarchy and equality, cosmological authentication. Second, it relates the paradox of keeping-while-giving to the concept of possession and exchange among Southern African groups of hunters and gatherers. The article aims at clarifying the strengths and weaknesses of this paradox and contributing tot the ethnography of the Bushmen.

  2. Sopravvivenza dialettica

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    Alessandra Campo

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available A recent TV report highilighted the relationship between the images of a miner, trapped in a cave and then saved, with a participant of the "Big Brother" leaving the "house" of this TV program. Overlapping Warburg's concept of Nachleben and Benjamin's idea of dialectical image the present essay aims to interpret such a montage as an example of a contemporary Pathos-formula, which can "illuminate dialectically" the peculiar aspects of our age and the status of contemporary image.

  3. Naturally Full Functors in Nature

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    A. ARDIZZONI; C. MENINI; S. CAENEPEEL; G. MILITARU

    2006-01-01

    We introduce and discuss the notion of a naturally full functor. The definition is similar to the definition of a separable functor; a naturally full functor is a functorial version of a full functor,while a separable functor is a functorial version of a faithful functor. We study the general properties of naturally full functors. We also discuss when functors between module categories and between categories of comodules over a coring are naturally full.

  4. Opening of “Khusainiya” Madrasah and Its Inner Structure

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    Sharipov Alfit Askhatovich

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This article studies the process of organizing the “Khusainiya” madrasah by Khousainov brothers, working on the new methods in Orenburg. The initiator and main trustee of the opening of this institution was the elder brother – Ahmat-bai Khousainov. During the foundation of the madrasah A. Khousainov encountered obstacles from the authorities while buying the land for the new construction. But the merchant was able to achieve separation of the site and constructed the new building for “Khusainiya”. Description of the inner structure of the madrasah supposes a high level of logistical and financial support of this institution. Relevance of studying the history of Muslim educational institutions such as “Khusainiya” madrasah was dictated by the leaders of the Russian system of Islamic education, especially after President Putin’s proposals to restore theological Islamic school on the basis of existing historical experience in our country.

  5. The Boston Marathon Bombers: the Lethal Cocktail that Turned Troubled Youth to Terrorism

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    Anne Speckhard

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The Tsarnaev brothers came from the war-torn Chechen diaspora and found asylum in the United States. The elder brother,Tamerlan, carried actual memories of fleeing from the 1994-96 Chechen war. He also lived in Dagestan for a year at the time when the Chechen warlord Basayev was engaging in a campaign of more than thirty suicide attacks, including mass hostage takings. When Tamerlan made it to the United States, he tried to assimilate but failed to make it. The family struggled hard to make a living in the U.S.; but in the end the parents divorced and the father returned to Dagestan. Dzhokhar, the younger brother, made it into an American university but Tamerlan did not succeed in higher education, trying to pursue a boxing career instead. When his immigration status precluded a boxing career, he became disillusioned. Meanwhile his mother, concerned about his descent into smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol, arranged an Islamic tutor for him. The ingredients for the lethal cocktail of terrorism came together when Tamerlan's individual vulnerabilities made him seek online contacts via the Internet and brought him in touch with offline mentors, militants and extremists who glorified Al-Qaeda’s global jihad. Through these channels he became receptive to the terrorist ideology, found a jihadist group with global reach to align with, received technical instructions from the Inspire magazine and found enough support for executing the Boston marathon attack, pulling his younger brother along and dying in the process as he had expected.

  6. Birth order and sibling sex ratio of children and adolescents referred to a gender identity service.

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    Doug P Vanderlaan

    Full Text Available In adult male samples, homosexuality is associated with a preponderance of older brothers (i.e., the fraternal birth order effect. In several studies comparing gender dysphoric youth, who are likely to be homosexual in adulthood, to clinical or non-clinical control groups, the findings have been consistent with the fraternal birth order effect in males; however, less is known about unique sibship characteristics of gender dysphoric females. The current study investigated birth order and sibling sex ratio in a large sample of children and adolescents referred to the same Gender Identity Service (N = 768. Probands were classified as heterosexual males, homosexual males, or homosexual females based on clinical diagnostic information. Groups differed significantly in age and sibship size, and homosexual females were significantly more likely to be only children. Subsequent analyses controlled for age and for sibship size. Compared to heterosexual males, homosexual males had a significant preponderance of older brothers and homosexual females had a significant preponderance of older sisters. Similarly, the older sibling sex ratio of homosexual males showed a significant excess of brothers whereas that of homosexual females showed a significant excess of sisters. Like previous studies of gender dysphoric youth and adults, these findings were consistent with the fraternal birth order effect. In addition, the greater frequency of only children and elevated numbers of older sisters among the homosexual female group adds to a small literature on sibship characteristics of potential relevance to the development of gender identity and sexual orientation in females.

  7. Lack of correlation between pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator dysfunction in cystic fibrosis: a case report

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    Cleveland Robert H

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Mutations in both alleles of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene result in the disease cystic fibrosis, which usually manifests as chronic sinopulmonary disease, pancreatic insufficiency, elevated sodium chloride loss in sweat, infertility among men due to agenesis of the vas deferens and other symptoms including liver disease. Case presentation We describe a pair of African-American brothers, aged 21 and 27, with cystic fibrosis. They were homozygous for a rare frameshift mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator 3791delC, which would be expected to cause significant morbidity. Although 80% of cystic fibrosis patients are colonized with Pseudomonas aeruginosa by eight years of age, the older brother had no serum opsonic antibody titer to P. aeruginosa by age 13 and therefore would have failed to mount an effective antibody response to the alginate (mucoid polysaccharide capsule of P. aeruginosa. He was not colonized with P. aeruginosa until 24 years of age. Similarly, the younger brother was not colonized with P. aeruginosa until age 20 and had no significant lung disease. Conclusion Despite a prevailing idea in cystic fibrosis research that the amount of functional cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator predicts clinical status, our results indicated that respiratory disease severity in cystic fibrosis exhibits phenotypic heterogeneity. If this heterogeneity is, in part, genetic, it is most likely derived from genes outside the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator locus.

  8. … Y te llevaste en andas al ángel de los perdedores. El nómos de Antígona en su discurso final a partir del vocabulario legal en Antígona de Sófocles

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    Katia Obrist

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    Full Text Available We approach in Antigone the word nómos used by the female protagonist in vv. 908 and 914 of her final speech. With this term she describes the reason for her action: she would never have made a burial for a dead son or a dead husband, so sensible people would justify only the burial of her brother because it would be able for her to have a husband and a son but not a brother, since her parents were dead. Despite their use -Etxabe (2009: 61 has observed- such words have not been articulated with a legal argument. However, to a study for such purposes seems to be objected that the legal vocabulary implies generality, which seems to contradict the particularity and exceptionality that characterizes what Antigone qualifies as nómos. We review what the burial of the brother means for Antigone and then we approach the issue from the most recent studies on Greek law. In a historical context in which an arrangement of the legal system takes place, which implies a change of attitude towards the unwritten laws frequently associated with Antigone, the term nómos of this passage requires an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the philological work, the Greek law investigations, and family and gender relations studies in the V b.C. Athens.

  9. FULL ALGEBRAS AND SPEKTRAL EQUALITY

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    HAKAN AVCI

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper; conside ration is given to the kümesi de x elem anının A ce birindeki rezolventi, yine full algebras. Following this, we have shown that the equality aA ( a = aB (lt;D( a is satisfied when AJ B are semis imp le, regula r, commutative Banach algebra with identity, Banach alge bra with identity respectively.

  10. Full-F gyrofluid model

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    Madsen, Jens

    2013-01-01

    A global electromagnetic gyrofluid model based on the full-F gyrokinetic model is derived. The gyrofluid moment variables are not split into fluctuating and equilibrium parts. Profiles are evolved freely, and gyro-averaging operators are not parametrized, but are functions of the gyrofluid moment...... variables. The fluid moment hierarchy is closed by approximating the gyrokinetic distribution function as a finite order Hermite-Laguerre polynomial and by determining closure approximations for terms involving the gyrokinetic gyro-averaging operator. The model exactly conserves the gyrokinetic full-F...

  11. Step up to Full Inquiry

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    Jensen, Jill; Kindem, Cathy

    2011-01-01

    Elementary students make great scientists. They are natural questioners and observers. Capitalizing on this natural curiosity and wonderment, the authors have developed a method of doing inquiry investigations with students that many teachers have found practical and user friendly. Their belief is that full inquiry lessons serve as a vital method…

  12. The Kepler Full Frame Images

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    Dotson, Jessie L.; Batalha, Natalie; Bryson, Stephen T.; Caldwell, Douglas A.; Clarke, Bruce D.

    2010-01-01

    NASA's exoplanet discovery mission Kepler provides uninterrupted 1-min and 30-min optical photometry of a 100 square degree field over a 3.5 yr nominal mission. Downlink bandwidth is filled at these short cadences by selecting only detector pixels specific to 105 preselected stellar targets. The majority of the Kepler field, comprising 4 x 10(exp 6) m_v frame image. The Full Frame Images (FFIs) are calibrated by the Science Operations Center at NASA Ames Research Center. The Kepler Team employ these images for astrometric and photometric reference but make the images available to the astrophysics community through the Multimission Archive at STScI (MAST). The full-frame images provide a resource for potential Kepler Guest Observers to select targets and plan observing proposals, while also providing a freely-available long-cadence legacy of photometric variation across a swathe of the Galactic disk.

  13. Simulating full-waveform LIDAR

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    Kim, Angela M.

    2009-01-01

    LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) is used to remotely measure the threedimensional shapes and arrangements of objects with high efficiency and accuracy by making precise measurements of time-of-flight of pulses of light. Discrete return LIDAR systems provide a discrete series of elevation points corresponding to reflections from objects in the scene. Full-waveform LIDAR systems measure the intensity of light returned to the sensor continuously over a period of time. Relatively little r...

  14. The Kepler Full Frame Images

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    Dotson, Jessie L.; Batalha, Natalie; Bryson, Stephen T.; Caldwell, Douglas A.; Clarke, Bruce D.

    2010-01-01

    NASA's exoplanet discovery mission Kepler provides uninterrupted 1-min and 30-min optical photometry of a 100 square degree field over a 3.5 yr nominal mission. Downlink bandwidth is filled at these short cadences by selecting only detector pixels specific to 105 preselected stellar targets. The majority of the Kepler field, comprising 4 x 10(exp 6) m_v < 20 sources, is sampled at much lower 1-month cadence in the form of a full-frame image. The Full Frame Images (FFIs) are calibrated by the Science Operations Center at NASA Ames Research Center. The Kepler Team employ these images for astrometric and photometric reference but make the images available to the astrophysics community through the Multimission Archive at STScI (MAST). The full-frame images provide a resource for potential Kepler Guest Observers to select targets and plan observing proposals, while also providing a freely-available long-cadence legacy of photometric variation across a swathe of the Galactic disk.

  15. LHCb : Full Experiment System Test

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    2009-01-01

    LHCb had been planning to commission its High Level Trigger software and Data Quality monitoring procedures using real collisions data from the LHC pilot run. Following the LHC incident on 19th September 2008, it was decided to commission the system using simulated data. This “Full Experiment System Test” consists of: - Injection of simulated minimum bias events into the full HLT farm, after selection by a simulated Level 0 trigger. - Processing in the HLT farm to achieve the output rate expected for nominal LHC luminosity running, sustained over the typical duration of an LHC fill. - Real time Data Quality validation of the HLT output, validation of calibration and alignment parameters for use in the reconstruction. - Transmission of the event data, calibration data and book-keeping information to Tier1 sites and full reconstruction of the event data. - Data Quality validation of the reconstruction output. We will report on the preparations and results of FEST09, and on the status of commissioning for no...

  16. Rectilinear Full Steiner Tree Generation

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    Zachariasen, Martin

    1999-01-01

    The fastest exact algorithm (in practice) for the rectilinear Steiner tree problem in the plane uses a two-phase scheme: First, a small but sufficient set of full Steiner trees (FSTs) is generated and then a Steiner minimum tree is constructed from this set by using simple backtrack search, dynam...... generated instances, approximately 4n FSTs are generated (where n is the number of terminals). The observed running time is quadratic and the FSTs for a 10,000 terminal instance can, on average, be generated within 5 minutes....

  17. Full tomography from compatible measurements

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    Rehacek, J; Bouchal, Z; Celechovsky, R; Rigas, I; Sanchez-Soto, L L

    2009-01-01

    We put forward a reconstruction scheme prompted by the relation between a von Neumann measurement and the corresponding informationally complete measurement induced in a relevant reconstruction subspace. This method is specially suited for the full tomography of complex quantum systems, where the intricacies of the detection part of the experiment can be greatly reduced provided some prior information is available. In broader terms this shows the importance of \\sugg{this often-disregarded} prior information in quantum theory. The proposed technique is illustrated with an experimental tomography of photonic vortices of moderate dimension.

  18. A full quantum network scheme

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    We present a full quantum network scheme using a modified BB84 protocol. Unlike other quantum network schemes, it allows quantum keys to be distributed between two arbitrary users with the help of an intermediary detecting user. Moreover, it has good expansibility and prevents all potential attacks using loopholes in a detector, so it is more practical to apply. Because the fiber birefringence effects are automatically compensated, the scheme is distinctly stable in principle and in experiment. The simple components for every user make our scheme easier for many applications. The experimental results demonstrate the stability and feasibility of this scheme. (general)

  19. Global Prospects for Full Employment

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    Ivo Šlaus

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The recent international financial crisis highlights the crucial role of employment in human welfare and social stability. Access to remunerative employment opportunities is essential for economic security in a market-based economic system. As the rise of democracy compelled nations to extend the voting right to all citizens, employment must be recognized as a fundamental human right. In total defiance of conventional wisdom, since 1950 job growth has outpaced the explosive growth of population, the rapid adoption of labor-saving technologies, the manifold expansion of world trade, and the dramatic shift from manual labor to white collar work. In an increasingly globalized labor market, current nation-centric theories and models of employment need to be replaced with a human-centered global perspective complemented by new indicators that recognize the central and essential contribution of employment to human economic welfare. Employment and economy are subsets of society and their growth is driven by the more fundamental process of social development. A vast array of unmet social needs combined with an enormous reservoir of underutilized social resources – technological, scientific, educational, organizational, cultural and psychological – can be harnessed to dramatically expand employment opportunities and achieve full employment on a global basis. This paper examines the theoretical basis, policy issues and strategies required to eradicate unemployment nationally and globally.

  20. The Impact of Sibling Sex Composition on Women's Educational Achievements: A Unique Natural Experiment by Twins Gender Shocks

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    Chen, Stacey; Chen, Yen-Chien; Liu, Jin-Tan

    2008-01-01

    In a pro-male biased society, brothers may reduce the parental investment re- ceived by female siblings, if parents face time or financial constraints. But brothers may also cause positive externalities. Using more than 12,000 ¯rstborn twins from a highly sex-imbalanced economy, Taiwan, we test if women have fewer opportunities to attend college if they have a brother rather than a sister. To minimize the prob- lem of sex selection, we exploit the fact that twin sex is random given the sex of...

  1. Sibling rivalry and the gender gap: evidence from child health outcomes in Ghana.

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    Garg, A; Morduch, J

    1998-01-01

    "When capital and labor markets are imperfect, choice sets narrow, and parents must choose how to ration available funds and time between their children. One consequence is that children become rivals for household resources. In economies with pro-male bias, such rivalries can yield gains to having relatively more sisters than brothers. Using a rich household survey from Ghana [the 1988-1989 Ghana Living Standards Survey], we find that on average if children had all sisters (and no brothers) they would do roughly 25-40% better on measured health indicators than if they had all brothers (and no sisters)." PMID:12294784

  2. Full-quantum light diode

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    Ghobadi, Roohollah

    2015-01-01

    Unidirectional light transport in one-dimensional nanomaterials at the quantum level is a crucial goal to achieve for upcoming computational devices. We here employ a full-quantum mechanical approach based on master equation to describe unidirectional light transport through a pair of two-level systems coupled to a one-dimensional waveguide. By comparing with published semi-classical results, we find that the nonlinearity of the system is reduced, thereby reducing also the unidirectional light transport efficiency. Albeit not fully efficient, we find that the considered quantum system can work as a light diode with an efficiency of approximately 60%. Our results may be used in quantum computation with classical and quantized light.

  3. Full-bridge capacitive extensometer

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    Peters, Randall D.

    1993-08-01

    Capacitive transducers have proven to be very effective sensors of small displacements, because of inherent stability and noninvasive high resolution. The most versatile ones have been those of a differential type, in which two elements are altered in opposite directions in response to change of the system parameter being monitored. Oftentimes, this differential pair has been incorporated into a bridge circuit, which is a useful means for employing synchronous detection to improve signal to noise ratios. Unlike previous differential capacitive dilatometers which used only two active capacitors, the present sensor is a full-bridge type, which is well suited to measuring low-level thermal expansions. This analog sensor is capable of 0.1 μm resolution anywhere within a range of several centimeters, with a linearity of 0.1%. Its user friendly output can be put on a strip chart recorder or directed to a computer for sophisticated data analysis.

  4. Full Stokes polarization imaging camera

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    Vedel, M.; Breugnot, S.; Lechocinski, N.

    2011-10-01

    Objective and background: We present a new version of Bossa Nova Technologies' passive polarization imaging camera. The previous version was performing live measurement of the Linear Stokes parameters (S0, S1, S2), and its derivatives. This new version presented in this paper performs live measurement of Full Stokes parameters, i.e. including the fourth parameter S3 related to the amount of circular polarization. Dedicated software was developed to provide live images of any Stokes related parameters such as the Degree Of Linear Polarization (DOLP), the Degree Of Circular Polarization (DOCP), the Angle Of Polarization (AOP). Results: We first we give a brief description of the camera and its technology. It is a Division Of Time Polarimeter using a custom ferroelectric liquid crystal cell. A description of the method used to calculate Data Reduction Matrix (DRM)5,9 linking intensity measurements and the Stokes parameters is given. The calibration was developed in order to maximize the condition number of the DRM. It also allows very efficient post processing of the images acquired. Complete evaluation of the precision of standard polarization parameters is described. We further present the standard features of the dedicated software that was developed to operate the camera. It provides live images of the Stokes vector components and the usual associated parameters. Finally some tests already conducted are presented. It includes indoor laboratory and outdoor measurements. This new camera will be a useful tool for many applications such as biomedical, remote sensing, metrology, material studies, and others.

  5. FULL TERM EXTRAUTERINE ABDOMINAL PREGNANCY

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Extrauterine abdominal pregnancy is extremely rare and is frequently missed during antenatal care, despite the routine use of obstetrics ultrasound. A 23 year old primigravida at 39 weeks of gestation was admitted to the department on December 2 , 2012, in routine hour with transverse lie with oligohydramnios. On examination her vitals and laboratory investigation were within normal limits . One of the ultrasonographic scanning done by radiologist at 35 wk. 3 days gestation demonstrated a single live intrauterine fetus of CGA 33 wk. 1 day with transverse lie , fundal gr II placenta and AFI - 10 cm. Ultrasonography done at the department on the day of admission demonstrated single live intrauterine fetus with transverse lie and AFI - 3.8 cm and EFW 2.4 Kg and placenta was right anterior.. She was planned for elective caesarean section on account of transverse lie and oligohydramnios at term. At laparotomy the following findings were made: Secondary abdominal pregnancy arising from right tubal ectopic rupture and making pseudogesta tional sac with meconium stained liquor. Omentum , right tube and ovary were adhered to sac. The uterus and left tube and ovary were healthy and normal . Other abdominal organs were normal. A 1.5 Kg live male baby with good Apgar score and incompletely formed mandible extracted from pseudo gestational sac. There was significant bleeding from pseudogestational sac and patient went in shock during intraoperative period. One unit whole blood transfused during intraoperative period. Placenta was adherent to the pseudogestational sac so Psudogestational sac was removed with placenta in situ and right sided salpingo - o ophrectomy was also done due to their adherence. Hemostasis was secured. The patient and baby progressed well and were discharged on the seventh postoperative day

  6. The Tlingit Indians of Southeastern Alaska: Social Studies Unit for Elementary Grades. Teacher's Manual [And] Kiksadi Dog Salmon Legend [And] Halibut Fishing [And] How Raven Stole the Light: A Radio Play [And] Raven, The Old Woman of the Tides, and the Sea Urchins: A Puppet Play [And] Raven and the Fog Woman [And] The Legendary Adventures of Raven [And] A Tlingit Uncle and His Nephews [And] Three Brothers [And] Lingit Aanee....

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    Partnow, Patricia H.; And Others

    Part of a series designed to introduce the culture of the Alaskan Indians to elementary school students, the unit contains materials related to seasonal Tlingit activities and a guide for elementary classroom teachers to implement the student materials. The guide describes the format of the unit, suggests activities, lists resource materials, and…

  7. A Comparison Study of Writing of Cross-strait "Sister Alliance"——Setting "Bloom Season" and "Old Friends in Shore", "Summer Vacation" and "Brothers" as Examples%两岸“姐妹同盟”书写的比较研究——以《花开时节》和《海滨故人》、《暑假中》、《弟兄们》为例

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    卢艳芳

    2014-01-01

    “姐妹同盟”的书写是女性文学的主题之一.两岸同为“姐妹同盟”的书写有相同,也有不同,这样的比较有利于读者对两岸“姐妹同盟”的书写有一个较全面的认识.同时“姐妹同盟”的书写关注了女性心理,丰富女性文学的创作,并推动女性文学不断发展.

  8. Xeroderma Pigmentosum- Eye Changes

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    Bhaduri Gautam; Banerjee Anita

    2002-01-01

    Xeroderma pigmentosum is a rare hereditary and fatal disease of the skin. Ocular involvement is known to occur in 80% of cases. Two brothers of a family with cutaneous and ocular involvement are reported.

  9. V cizích službách. Život a smrt pražského fundatisty

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    Freemanová, Michaela

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 31, - (2012), s. 317-327. ISSN 0231-7443 Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : Brothers Hospitallers' Hospital * boy Choristers * Prague * 18th Century * boys and young men Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  10. Uued heliplaadid / Koit Raudsepp

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    Raudsepp, Koit

    1999-01-01

    Uute heliplaatide tutvustus : Peshay "Miles From Home", kogumik "Essential Selection Presents Human Traffic", Great White "Can"t Get There From Here", Ratt "Ratt", RZA "The RZA Hits", Insane Clown Posse "The Amazing Jackal Brothers"

  11. Childhood Leukemia

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    ... cells. It is the most common type of childhood cancer. Your blood cells form in your bone ... in the bones or joints Risk factors for childhood leukemia include having a brother or sister with ...

  12. James Blunt matuselaulude edetabeli tipus

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    2006-01-01

    Bereavement Registeri andmetel Suurbritannias matustel tellitavate laulude edetabelis: James Blunt "Goodbye My Lover", Robbie Williams "Angels", Jennifer Warnes ja Bill Medley "I've Had the Time Of My Life", Elton John "Candle in the Wind", Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody"

  13. Plaadid : Pop & rock / Valner Valme

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    Valme, Valner, 1970-

    2002-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Chemical Brothers "Come With Us", Air "Everybody Hetrz", "The Greatest Love Songs Ever", Nightlight Duo "Jäljed liival", closer To heaven ئ original Cast Recording, Sophie Ellis-Bextor "Read My Lips", Andreas Johnson "Deadly Happy"

  14. Rapitav sõna : Igakuine hip-hopi infopunkt / Kozy

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    Kozy, pseud.

    1999-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Snoop Dogg "No Limit Top Dogg", Public Enemy "There's A Poison Goin" On"", RZA "Hits", Missy Misdemeanor Elliott "Da Real World", Insane Clown Posse "The Amazing Jeckel Brothers"

  15. Am I in a Healthy Relationship?

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    ... mind when your little brother finishes all the ice cream or your English teacher chooses the one day ... think about whether your relationship has these seven qualities: Mutual respect. Does he or she get how ...

  16. Reduced penetrance in tuberous sclerosis.

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    Baraitser, M; Patton, M. A.

    1985-01-01

    Two first cousins are reported with clinical evidence of tuberous sclerosis. The intervening brother and sister show no evidence of the disease on clinical and Wood's lamp examination, nor on CT scan.

  17. 7 CFR 1900.152 - Definitions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... members of the local County Committee are immediate working relationships. Members of family. Blood and in..., including Grandmother, Grandfather, Mother, Father, Aunt, Uncle, Sister, Brother, Daughter, Son, Niece... association or immediate working relationship. Business association. Business relationship between those...

  18. Congenital hypothyroidism, spiky hair, and cleft palate.

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    Bamforth, J S; Hughes, I A; Lazarus, J. H.; Weaver, C. M.; P.S. Harper

    1989-01-01

    Two brothers are described with athyroidal hypothyroidism, spiky hair, choanal atresia, cleft palate, and bifid epiglottis. Polyhydramnios was present in the third trimester of each pregnancy. These abnormalities appear to represent a new syndrome.

  19. Syndromic association of cleft palate, bilateral choanal atresia, curly hair, and congenital hypothyroidism.

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    Buntincx, I M; Van Overmeire, B; Desager, K; Van Hauwaert, J

    1993-01-01

    We describe a patient with the unusual association of cleft palate, bilateral choanal atresia, curly hair, and congenital hypothyroidism. This association has been reported before in two brothers and may represent a new syndrome.

  20. Plaadid / Heili Vaus-Tamm

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    Vaus-Tamm, Heili, 1961-

    2003-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Andras Schiff "Goldberg Variations", Yes "Remixes", "Chill: Brasil 2", "The Fighting Temptations soundtrack", Wheatus "Hand Over Your Loved Ones", Peaches "Fatherfucker", Chemical Brothers "Singles 93-03"

  1. Then & Now: Research Pays Off for All Americans / The Fight against Infectious Killers in the Developing World

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    ... in New Orleans on December 17, 1886, the youngest of nine brothers and sisters. She and her sister, Daisy, six years older, lived into their 90s. Their seven siblings – Claude, Stella May, Claudia, "infant daughter, unnamed," Pearl, ...

  2. Epilepsy phenotypes in siblings with Norrie disease.

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    Okumura, Akihisa; Arai, Eisuke; Kitamura, Yuri; Abe, Shinpei; Ikeno, Mitsuru; Fujimaki, Takuro; Yamamoto, Toshiyuki; Shimizu, Toshiaki

    2015-11-01

    Norrie disease is an X-linked recessive disorder that is characterized by congenital blindness. Although epileptic seizures are observed in some patients with Norrie disease, little is known about this phenomenon. Here, we report the manifestation of epilepsy in siblings with Norrie disease to increase our knowledge of epilepsy in this condition. Three brothers with congenital blindness were diagnosed with Norrie disease after genetic analyses indicated the deletion of exon 2 of the NDP gene. The eldest brother had suffered from epileptic seizures since the age of 11years, and his seizures were resistant to antiepileptic drugs. Although the second brother had no epileptic seizures, the youngest sibling had experiences epileptic seizures since the age of 8years. His seizures were controlled using lamotrigine and levetiracetam. An electroencephalography (EEG) revealed epileptiform discharges in the occipital areas in all three brothers. A study of these patients will increase our knowledge of epilepsy in patients with Norrie disease. PMID:25944760

  3. On the Move to Better Heart Health for African Americans

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    ... or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Therefore, the National Heart, ... men, 55 years or older for women) ❑ Family history— • Father or brother with heart disease before age ...

  4. Langenud Gorilla / Kertu Ruus

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    Ruus, Kertu, 1977-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 24. sept. lk. 8-9. USA investeerimispanga Lehman Brothers tegevjuhist Dick Fuldist. Vt. samas: Richard S. Fuld: CV; Ameerika unistuste täitja: vendade investeerimispank; Taust; Kommenteerivad: Madis Toomsalu ja Jonathan Well

  5. Kuula. Kuu artist Carla Bruni. Kuu plaat / Mart Juur

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    Juur, Mart, 1964-

    2008-01-01

    Lauljast Carla Brunist. Heliplaatidest: "Mamma mia", The Feeling "Join With Us", The Chemical Brothers "Brotherhood", Pia Fraus "Ten Remixes of Yenissey", Katy Perry "One of the Boys", Lady Gaga "The Fame"

  6. Popmuusika / Valner Valme

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    Valme, Valner, 1970-

    2006-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Show Your Bones", Cesaria Evora "Rogamar", Aqua Bassino "Rue De Paris", A-Rühm "Leegion", Prefuse 73 "Security Screenings", Bauchklang "Vocal Groove Project", Scala & Kolancy Brothers "Grezenlos"

  7. The Chicana and the Women's Rights Movement: A Perspective

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    Nieto, Consuelo

    1974-01-01

    Discusses the sensitive and difficult position of the Chicano woman who is concerned with supporting her brother's efforts to attain social equality, but who is also striving to secure her own social equality and personal fulfillment. (Author/SF)

  8. Tomeš, Tomisch, Tomich: one person or two people?

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    Freemanová, Michaela

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 10, č. 1 (2013), s. 154-156. ISSN 1478-5706 Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : Tomeš, Tomisch, Tomich * music history * Brothers Hospitallers Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  9. Prostate Cancer Prevention

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    ... prostate cancer increases as men get older. Family history of prostate cancer A man whose father, brother, ... some foods, such as green vegetables, beans and orange juice. Folic acid is a man-made form ...

  10. Gazing at the starry heavens

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    Hoskin, Michael

    2016-02-01

    Caroline Herschel escaped domestic drudgery for a singing career, yet found satisfaction and success through astronomy, both assisting her brother William and nephew John and in her own right. Michael Hoskin surveys her life and achievements.

  11. Annie on rahast täitsa lage / Aavo Kokk

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    Kokk, Aavo, 1964-

    2009-01-01

    Aasta tagasi pankrotistunud investeerimispangast Lehman Brothers, selle kasvust ja langusest. Maailmakuulus fotograaf Annie Leibovitz, kes ei suutnud tasuda 24 mln. kroonist laenu, peab hakkama oma varasid müüma

  12. 76 FR 59750 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Options Clearing Corporation; Notice of Filing of Amendment No. 1...

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    2011-09-27

    ... liquidation period and reduced execution risk. During Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s liquidation...), 76 FR 46867 (August 3, 2011). \\4\\ The proposed rule change as originally filed would revise OCC...

  13. USA suurpanga krahh mõjutab siiski ka Eestit / Helga Koger

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    Koger, Helga, 1945-

    2008-01-01

    USA suuruselt neljas investeerimispank Lehman Brothers andis kohtusse avalduse pankrotimenetluseks. Endise Hansapanga juhatuse esimees Erkki Raasuke ei näe emapank Swedbanki positsioonidest tulenevalt Eesti või Balti pangandusega mingeid seoseid. Lisa: Lehmaniga seotud varad

  14. Gene-culture translation in the avoidance of sibling incest

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    Lumsden, Charles J.; Edward O. Wilson

    1980-01-01

    A preliminary analysis is made of the relation between the epigenetic rules of brother-sister incest avoidance, which operate during individual development, and the frequency of occurrence of this form of incest among cultures.

  15. Temperature profiles from XBT casts from the GULF TRADER as part of the Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction (MARMAP) project from 01 August 1973 to 13 September 1973 (NODC Accession 7301164)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature profiles were collected from XBT casts from the GULF TRADER from 01 August 1973 to 13 September 1973. Data were collected by Lyke Brothers Lines as part...

  16. Signs of Drug Abuse and Addiction

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    ... Download "I feel so helpless against his addiction." Matt's brother Stephen is addicted to meth. Matt wants to help Stephen, but he isn't sure how. Read Matt's story About the National Institute on Drug Abuse ( ...

  17. Multiple Sclerosis, Personal Stories | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Multiple Sclerosis Personal Stories: Nicole Lemelle, Iris Young, Michael Anthony, ... something quite different for a person living with multiple sclerosis, such as his girlfriend's brother, Chuy. The more ...

  18. Uued plaadid

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    1999-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Ivo Linna & Rock Hotel "Kõva ketas", Hendrik Sal-Saller "1994-1996", Chemical Brothers "Surrender", Mike & The Mechanics "M6", Bomfunk Mc"s "In Stereo", Jamiroquai "Synkronized"

  19. Pop / Lauri Tikerpe

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    Tikerpe, Lauri

    2005-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Little Brother "The Minstrel Show", Jackson and his Computer Band "Smash", Matthew Herbert "Plat du Jour", Porn Sword Tobacco "Explains Freedom", Jamiroquai "Dynamite", Ryan Adams and the Cardinals "Jacksonville City Nights", The Dandy Warhols "Odditorium", Neil Young "Prairie Wind"

  20. Familial bulbospinal neuronopathy with optic atrophy: a distinct entity.

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    Paradiso, G; Micheli, F.; Taratuto, A L; Parera, I C

    1996-01-01

    A 61 year old woman and her 58 year old brother presented with the clinical picture of late onset progressive bulbar and spinal muscular atrophy with family history of involvement in successive generations. The sister also had optic neuropathy and the brother developed diabetes mellitus and sex hormone abnormalities. Neurophysiological and histopathological studies showed a pattern of motor and sensory neuronopathy. There was no abnormal expansion of CAG repeats in the androgen receptor gene....

  1. La Country : histoire d'une renaissance

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    Chastagner, Claude

    2007-01-01

    Old-time music is becoming an increasing force within mainstream country music. Ob the wake of the Coen Brothers' blockbuster O Brother, a renewed interest for traditional American music, from folk to bluegrass, is sweeping the country, attracting a younger, more feminine audience. After having mapped out the various territories and eras of classic country music, this paper explores the nostalgic and religious dimensions of the current revival and analyzes the changes it triggered in the econ...

  2. Analýza vývoje derivátových trhů v průběhu finanční krize

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    Zikmund, Michal

    2011-01-01

    The aim of my final thesis is the derivatives markets development analysis during financial crisis. Through basic problems with derivatives accounts of Lehman Brothers we can assess needs of standardization and transparency in area of derivatives instruments with such result which has minimal impact for liquidity on derivatives market. In the next step, there was analyzed year 2008 alone because of bankruptcy announcement of Lehman Brothers and therefore was analyzed impact on derivatives pro...

  3. Oudere broers en zussen van mensen met een verstandelijke beperking : een groepsportret.

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    Dijk, Jongerius van

    2005-01-01

    This study investigated the experiences of elderly brothers and sisters of living with a mentally retarded sibling. As a child, respondents helped their parents with their mentally retarded sibling. The respondents suffered from this caretaking in their youth. In adulthood, the parents passed on the responsibility for the handicapped child mostly to the youngest child in the family. They now act as contacts for the institutions where the mentally retarded sibling lives. The other brothers and...

  4. Relación Henry-William James y repercusiones en la obra del novelista

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    Álvarez Calleja, María Antonia

    1989-01-01

    According to Henry James's biographers, there was a clear sibling rivalry between him and his brother. The young Henry could not compete with William because of his own mild character, nor accompany him in the boys' games, always presided by his eider brother. The novelist could yet remember, at the end of his life, William's insult: "I play with boys who curse and swear," while with a mixture of affection and praise, describes the philosopher in his autobiography as a distant and elusive ...

  5. Tales of Russianness: Post-Soviet identity formation in popular film and television

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    Souch, I.S.

    2015-01-01

    In this study, I explore contemporary popular film and television representations of Russian cultural identity after the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991. My corpus includes two blockbusters: Brother (Brat, dir. Aleksei Balabanov, 1997) and Brother-2 (Brat-2, dir. Aleksei Balabanov, 2000); two comic television series: The Enchanted District (Zakoldovannyi uchastok, dir. Aleksandr Baranov, 2006) and Real-Life Lads (Real’nye patsany, dir. Jeanna Kadnikova, 2010 - present); and, finally, two m...

  6. The Risk Structural of European Sovereign Credit Default Swap Before and After in European Periphery Countries

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    Isil Tellalbasi

    2013-01-01

    This study has represented the determinants of sovereign CDS spreads during current sovereign debt crisis in periphery countries namely Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The period of analysis is between 2008 and 2012 years. After the demise of Lehman Brothers, the sovereign CDS market has attached significant attention and the credit markets have been issue to an unprecedented re-pricing of credit risk. Moreover, Lehman Brothers devastated investor confidence and decrease in the availabili...

  7. Das Vertrauen ist angeschlagen

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    Ammann, Manuel

    2008-01-01

    Mit dem Konkurs der amerikanischen Investmentbank Lehman Brothers und der Rettung der Versicherungsgesellschaft AIG hat die Kreditkrise historische Ausmasse angenommen. Im Gegensatz zur früher geretteten Investmentbank Bear Stearns und den Hypothekar-Riesen Fannie Mae und Freddie Mac hat der amerikanische Staat Lehman Brothers nicht aufgefangen. Man wollte ein Exempel statuieren, um den Marktakteuren zu zeigen, dass nicht jedes Institut mit einem staatlichen Rettungsring rechnen kann...

  8. The Labours of Valukas - Document Review and the Lehmans Report

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    Bill Davies

    2011-01-01

    This article considers the immense task faced by those compiling the Valukas Report into the fall of Lehman Brothers. The report published in March 2010 gave a valuable insight into the collapse, examining the potential liability of senior figures both inside and outside Lehman Brothers. Of particular interest in the report were the techniques and methodology used by the investigators in the examination of electronically stored data. The article considers the context of the report, in particu...

  9. Pay Attention or Pay Extra: Evidence on the Compensation of Investors for the Implicit Credit Risk of Structured Products

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    Arnold, Marc; Schuette, Dustin; Wagner, Alexander

    2014-01-01

    This paper analyzes the pricing of issuer credit risk in retail structured products. After the default of Lehman Brothers, investors are compensated for the counterparty risk they bear if the products are not constructed to provide an implicit "credit enhancement," i.e., if they do not feature a sufficiently high correlation of the promised payout and the issuer's financial health. Before the financial crisis, and during the crisis up to the default of Lehman Brothers, investors are not compe...

  10. The Flight from Maturity

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    Gary B. Gorton; Andrew Metrick; Lei Xie

    2014-01-01

    Why did the failure of Lehman Brothers make the financial crisis dramatically worse? The financial crisis was a process of a build-up of risk during the crisis prior to the Lehman failure. Market participants tried to preserve an option or exit by shortening maturities - the "flight from maturity". With increasingly short maturities, lenders created the possibility of fast exit. The failure of Lehman Brothers was the tipping point of this build-up of systemic fragility. We produce a chronolog...

  11. Could Lehman Brothers’ Collapse Be Anticipated? An Examination Using CAMELS Rating System

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    Apostolos G. Christopoulos; John Mylonakis; Pavlos Diktapanidis

    2011-01-01

    The collapse of Lehman Brothers, the largest investment bank that has ever declared bankrupt has had a major impact among economies and in most stock markets across the globe. For this reason, the case of Lehman Brothers is being examined by analysing its financial particulars of the last five years (2003-2007) using the CAMELS ratios. Research results showed that its credits were found as bad and doubtful while its management appeared to be unwilling and unable to reverse its declining cours...

  12. Sibling rivalry and the gender gap: Evidence from child health outcomes in Ghana

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    Ashish Garg; Jonathan Morduch

    1998-01-01

    When capital and labor markets are imperfect, choice sets narrow, and parents must choose how to ration available funds and time between their children. One consequence is that children become rivals for household resources. In economies with pro-male bias, such rivalries can yield gains to having relatively more sisters than brothers. Using a rich household survey from Ghana, we find that on average if children had all sisters (and no brothers) they would do roughly 25-40% better on measured...

  13. Ultrasound-triggered drug release from vibrating microbubbles

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    Luan, Ying

    2014-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ Diagnostic medical ultrasound may have a slightly longer history than what you expected. Its root dates back to 1930s and 1940s, when Theodore Dussik, a psychiatrist and neurologist, and his brother Friederich used a 1.5 MHz source to record signal variations after transmitting the wave through the human brain. Although these images were later shown to measure the skull bone attenuation instead of brain ventricles as the Dussik brothers had believed, it was one of...

  14. Griscelli Syndrome Type 3: Two New Cases and Review of the Literature.

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    Nouriel, Ariella; Zisquit, Jonah; Helfand, Alexander M; Anikster, Yair; Greenberger, Shoshana

    2015-01-01

    A 3-year-old Arab boy with a history of hypoplastic left heart syndrome was referred to the pediatric dermatology clinic at Sheba Medical Center for evaluation of hypomelanosis, manifested by fair skin pigmentation and silvery-grey hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes. The child had one older brother with similar hypopigmentation and another older brother who had died of congenital heart disease. The child had no history of neurologic deficits or immunodeficiency and no additional findings on clinical evaluation. PMID:26337734

  15. Mom

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    张明; 李晓芸

    2005-01-01

    I was only two and a half when my real mom died. One morning, My brothers and I went to wake her up, but sht wouldn't answer us. When she didn't tespond(应答;响应)to our calls, my oldest brother, Shane, got my dad. The last thing Iremember about my real mom was watching the ambulance(救护车) taking her away from us.

  16. 短文六则

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    王天和

    2012-01-01

    A①"I don’t think anyone has to be concerned that you can’t learn the social skills you need to get along with other students in school without brothers or sisters,"said one person from the study team."Anyone who can’t talk with brothers or sisters at home gets a lot of opportunities to develop social skills as they go to school."②The study was carried out in America.

  17. Osteosarcoma complicating familial Paget's disease.

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    Brenton, D P; Isenberg, D. A.; Bertram, J.

    1980-01-01

    A most unusual family with aggressive Paget's disease is reported. Three brothers out of 10 siblings developed the disease at a relatively early age. Two of these brothers developed an osteosarcoma and died. It is emphasized that very little information is available concerning the predisposition to severe polyostotic disease and even sarcomatous change when Paget's disease begins at a young age or is familial. Possibly the risk of these serious complications is then greater than when the dise...

  18. A rare case of familial reactive perforating collagenosis

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    Rajesh Verma

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A 4 year old boy presented with history of itchy raised lesions on body of 2 years duration. Though parental consanguinity was not present, his elder brother had similar complaints. Dermatological examination revealed multiple hyperpigmented papules with a central keratotic plug distributed mainly over face and extensors of upper and lower extremities. Koebnerisation was present. Skin biopsy revealed perforating collagen bundles in the upper dermis and epidermis which was confirmed by Van Gieson staining. Patient was being treated with topical retinoids and intralesional corticosteroids with minimal relief.

  19. Aspekte van versoening in die boek Genesis

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    Fanie (S.D. Snyman

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Aspects of reconciliation in the book of Genesis. This contribution investigates the notion of reconciliation in the book of Genesis. The problem addressed is how the phenomenon of reconciliation between human beings happens in spite of, or perhaps because of, alienation between people. Research on the topic highlights three episodes in the book, Abraham and Lot (Gn 13, Jacob and Esau (Gn 33, and Joseph and his brothers (Gn 37–50. This contribution adds a fourth episode of reconciliation that is between Jacob and Laban (Gn 31. In the end, a few conclusions are drawn and applied to current society.

  20. The Slavic genitive singular as the subject of participles in –no- and –to-

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    William R. Schmalstieg

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Hirt, 1934, 119, notes the use of the genitive case in Indo-European as the sub­ ject of a passive participle and gives the examples Greek 'von Gott gegeben', poetic 'erschlagen von Ai', Sanskrit patjuh krītā 'vom Gatten gekauft', tā asja prājah srštāh 'die von ihm geschaffenen Wesen' . The use of the genitive case as the subject of the Lithuanian -t- participles is well known. Cf. , e.g. , Tà knygà bùvo brólio pérskaityta ' the book was read (through by the brother'.

  1. Unusual Respiratory Manifestations in Two Young Adults with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    Julie Lemay

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Adult respirologists are often involved in the evaluation and treatment of young adult patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In this context, the most frequent respiratory complication is nocturnal and daytime hypoventilation related to respiratory muscle weakness. The present article describes cases of Duchenne muscular dystrophy involving two brothers, 17 and 19 years of age, respectively, who presented with less frequently reported respiratory complications of their disease: obstructive sleep apnea and Cheyne-Stokes respiration with central apnea, which were believed to be partially or completely related to congestive cardiomyopathy.

  2. Rare association of turner syndrome with neurofibromatosis type 1 and tuberous sclerosis complex

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    Suttur Malini

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a rare association of Turner syndrome with both Neurofibromatosis type I and Tuberous Sclerosis. The patient had XO karyotype with Turners stigmata and also had features of Neurofibromatosis 1 in the form of significant cafe-au-lait spots and Plexiform neurofibroma along with typical features of Tuberous Sclerosis complex. Pedigree analysis revealed that the elder brother of the proband in the family also suffered from Tuberous Sclerosis without the manifestation of Neurofibromatosis or any other genetic disorders. We hypothesize that these associations could be due to new independent mutations and also increased maternal and paternal age in a pre-disposition of Turner syndrome.

  3. Acute myocardial infarction in a 28 year man with familial hypercholesterolemia

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    Ahmed Al Montasir

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Familial hypercholesterolemia is a single gene disorder. It has autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. We report a 28-year-old man who presented with acute myocardial infarction. He had xanthomas and an elevated serum low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C. His only sibling, 32-year-old brother have similar cutaneous lesions and lipid profile. His mother and maternal uncle died at a young age due to myocardial infarction. This report is to emphasize the need to clinically recognize xanthomas and its familial inheritance with elevated LDL-C, premature atherosclerosis. Early diagnosis and early initiation of treatment will save the affected individual and the other family members.

  4. Acción laboral, represión policial y asesinato en tiempos de régimen militar

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    Antonio Torres Montenegro

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses the assault suffered by a group of workers in 1972 in a sugar cane farm known as Las Matipurana, in the city of Escada, Pernambuco, Brasil. The main target of this violence were the brothers Luís Inocêncio Barreto, José Inocêncio Barreto y João Inocêncio Barreto, who were the leaders of la legal action against the farmer under the Labour Law. After winning the suit these workers were persecuted by the farmer and the police and military authorities.

  5. Stagnant or growing: Can management sciences evolve beyond known business challenges?

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    Geoff Goldman

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available As global markets embark on some serious introspection after the global crisis of 2008, many business decision makers are asking "How did this happen?" What has become clear, however, is that we are stumbling from one business crisis to another. First it was corporate scandals such as Enron, Parmalat and Fidentia. Then came the financial crisis and the dire straits of, inter alia, Merrill Lynch, RBS, and Lehmann Brothers. Luckily, perhaps, it is not known what and when the next crisis will be. What is certain is that it will come. This begs the question: does business ever learn from what has gone before?

  6. Report of two cases of tuberculos Gumma

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    Seirafi H

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Tuberculos Gumma is one of the various clinical manifestations of cutaneous TB that is characterized by non tender, undolent subcutaneous nodules which progressively involve the skin and take the appearance of an ulcer. In this article, we present two young patients, affected with tuberculos gumma. One of them, presented with multiple abcesses on the face and extremities, associated with pulmonary involvement and arthritis of the left wrist. The other one had just one subcutaneous nodule on the face, with positive familial history of pulmonary TB and tuberculos lymphadenitis in her two brothers. Both patients were cured with anti TB treatments

  7. The necessity of conflict resolving in the contemporary world

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    Krel Aleksandar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Whether collective or among individuals, conflicts between people are their doom, their fate and represent their dark side. Many people are marked by this ill fate, in a similar way as Cain was imprinted by the seal for the murder of his own brother. This well-known story from the Old Testament of Cain and Abel tells us about the basic matrix of every human conflict: emerged out of jealousy and various other problems, a conflict situation arises between the two sides, whereas the parties involved are not able to overcome it, and in time, this situation grows into an open conflict ending up in a tragedy.

  8. Die konsep van eer as sleutel tot die interpretasie van Psalm 133

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    P. J. Botha

    1998-08-01

    Full Text Available The concept of honour as a key to the interpretation of Psalm 133 Despite the fact that its text is quite straightforward, the imagery of Psalm 133, combined with its brevity, poses some interpretational problems. In this paper it is proposed that consideration of the role played by the societal core value of honour in Israel can throw some light on the questions about the relationship between and the combined meaning of images such as that of brothers living together, oil running down from the beard of Aaron, and Yahweh�s commanding of blessing from Zion.

  9. Hb D/Talassemia beta associada à anemia crônica Hb D/ Beta thalassaemia associated with chronic anaemia

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    Paulo C. Naoum

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available We describe a case of Hb D/Beta thalassemia associated with chronic anemia. Hematological analyses performed in a patient with chronic anemia demonstrating microcytosis and hypochromic in his erythrocytes. Specific laboratory diagnosis performed by alkaline and acid electrophoresis, and fetal determination by alkali resistance, indicated it to be Hb D associated with beta thalassemia. Analyses carried out on his family (father, mother and brother confirmed the suspected diagnosis. Hb D/Beta thalassemia is a very rare interaction in the Brazilian population, and its determination required specific laboratorial techniques and hematological analyses.

  10. The Past, the Present and the Future of the Albanian Tourism

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    Kaduku, Ilir

    2012-01-01

    The issue of tourism is increasingly taking place in media debates during the recent years, due to the increased number of the visitors, our brothers from Kosovo and tourists from all over the world. Actually it is created the full concept that the tourism development should be seen as a goal to increase its influence in the Albanian economy. I have been trying to collect data over 10 years and to be in touch with every progress in the field of Albanian tourism. I agree when you say that tour...

  11. Word-of-Mouth Recruiting: Why Small Businesses Using This Efficient Practice Should Survive Disparate Impact Challenges Under Title VII

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    Tobin M. Nelson

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Joe’s Widget Company, a sole proprietorship specializing in manufacturing and selling widgets to businesses and consumers, operates in a small community in the Midwest. Joe started the company eighteen years ago out of his own garage with a five thousand dollar loan from his father and a single employee in his brother. Within two decades, Joe’s had sales exceeding four million dollars annually and sold its widgets to customers in three different countries and twelve states. With twenty-one employees, Joe’s had become one of the community’s fifteen largest employers.

  12. Down syndrome child with 48,XXY,+21 karyotype

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    Cyrus Cyril

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Cytogenetic analysis in 60 clinically suspected cases of Down syndrome and their parents was carried out using conventional Giemsa-trypsin-banding technique. Fifty-five individuals (91% exhibited a free trisomy 21. Robertsonian translocations were seen in three cases and two cases exhibited a normal karyotype. A four-month-old child, the second-born of non-consanguineous parents, possessed an extra X chromosome in addition to trisomy 21. The proband′s parents and his brother showed a normal karyotype. The phenotypic characteristics of this child have been discussed in the light of the published reports on double aneuploidies of XXY and trisomy 21.

  13. Philosophical Reflections from a Chinese Mirror

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    Henry Rosemont Jr.

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available George Orwell may have had the date wrong, but the frightening world he described in 1984 could yet become a reality if current geopolitical trends at home and abroad continue unchecked. Here in the U.S. the misnamed Patriot Act, tortured legal arguments for torture, warrantless surveillance, military adventurism fueled by a defense budget that is out of control, being labeled a terrorist sympathasizer if you challenge the government—all of this and more can only make Big Brother smile.

  14. Huntington′s disease in all (three siblings and their one parent

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    Koul Roshan

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Three siblings (two girls and one boy and their father are reported who developed Huntington′s disease (HD. The two girls had onset at less than six years of age, while the boy started with symptoms at 12 years of age. The girl, the child number two, has expired and the youngest one is in a vegetative state. The elder brother is still mildly affected. The disease presented in a severe form and early in the females while it remained mild and presented late in the males. This is a rare disease involving all the three surviving siblings and their father. The diagnosis was confirmed after genetic testing.

  15. Congenital erythropoietic porphyria in three siblings

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    Bari Arfan Ul

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Congenital erythropoietic porphyria is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that usually presents with marked skin photosensitivity, hypertrichosis, blistering, scarring, milia formation and dyspigmentation of the photo-exposed areas. Three adult siblings (two sisters and one brother are presented here with variable degree of skin manifestations. During early childhood, all the siblings started showing signs of photosensitivity with darkening of urine color followed by skin blistering over the face and hands. The oldest showed severe sclerodermiform mutilation and the youngest exhibited an initial involvement with hypertrichosis. None of them had any history of convulsions, acute abdominal pain or joint pain. Woods lamp examination and laboratory investigations confirmed the diagnosis.

  16. The Treaty of Naples. The closured of the Prince John Casimir and the Polish levy of Medina de las Torres (1638-1642

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    Miguel Conde Pazos

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Throughout the seventeenth century, the Vasa of Poland and the Habsburg family established a series of contacts which would link to the Catholic Monarchy with the events in Eastern Europe. This article addresses a specific event of these relationships: the closure by the French of Prince Casimir on his way to Spain, and subse-quent negotiations between his half-brother, King Ladislaus IV, and the viceroy of Naples, the Duke of Medina de las Torres, to raise an army of punishment to free the prince. In this negotiation between Naples, Madrid, Vienna and Warsaw, the catholic king diplomacy interacted with leading personalities of the Polish court.

  17. Pachyonychia congenita with woolly hair in a ten month old infant

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    Ehsani Amirhushang

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A 10-month-old female presented with severe progressive wedge-shaped thickening and discoloration of all twenty nails. Further evaluations revealed palmoplantar keratoderma along with recurrent acral blisters causing residual crusted ulcers which were present during the past six months. Other findings included scalp kinky hair and dental caries. Past medical and family history had remarkable findings such as natal teeth and similar skin lesions in her older brother since his infancy. The patients′ clinical presentations and history are compatible with pachyonychia congenita presenting with concomitant features of both subtypes 1 and 2.

  18. COCKAYNE SYNDROME: REPORT OF TWO CASES WITHIN A FAMILY

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    M. Mohammadi

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available The clinical and phenotypic features of two siblings (a 12 years old girl and her 7 year old brother with Cockayne syndrome are described. The main problems were mild to moderate mental retardation, dwarfism, clumsy gait, photosensitive skin lesions and progeroid (senile like appearance. Brain CT - scans revealed symmetrical, well defined areas of calcification mainly located at lenticular nuclei, in both patients. Vie brainstem auditory responses also showed increased hearing thresholds and absolute wave latencies, that were more prominent in the older sister. The older patient had a healthy twin sister with normal mental function and phenotypic appearance.

  19. CHRONIC RECURRENT MULTIFOCAL OSTEOMYELITIS IN THE PRACTICE OF A RHEUMATOLOGIST: FAMILIAL CASES

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    R. U. Shayakhmetova

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes a female patient who had a concurrence of the signs of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA and chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO. The latter was also diagnosed in her mother and brother. There is reason to suggest that CHMO and JIA may be a clinical reflection of identical pathology turning out to be the overlap syndromes of a single autoinflammatory disease. When making a differential diagnosis if there are cases of atypical JIA without signs of autoimmune diseases, CRMO is well to bear in mind.

  20. The Big Failure: Lehman Brothers’ Effects On Global Markets

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    Umar Burkhanov

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This research will detail the causes of the Lehman collapse, how it relates to the financial crisis that first emerged in 2008, and how it triggered other countries into global rescission both by looking at the internal happenings of Lehman within the US  market as well as the effects of the crisis on global markets.  The research will present a series of recommendations and investment strategies that could be used to take advantage of the current situations in global markets and derive lessons from the fall of Lehman brothers.

  1. On Vulnerability of Corporate Value Net Based on Self Adaptation Complexity System

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    Huabai Bu

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Corporate value net is the business carrier for social economy to run effectively. However, “sudden adversity” or“disaster” often happens in corporate interior and exterior, which results in crisis finally to vulnerablecorporations, such as American Lehman Brothers and Chinese Sanlu. Our hearts still flutter with fear till nowwhen thinking of them. This paper is to study the emergence, inspiration, diffusion and obstruction ofvulnerability of self adaptation system complexity of corporate value net. And then we shall propose theoreticalbasis and methodology instruction for corporate decision making to confront vulnerability.

  2. Die Johannese Logos kom opnuut tuis in Afrika

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    J. A. du Rand

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available The Johannine Logos once again comes home in Africa In many parts of Africa people are still staggering under the burden of colonialism, civil wars, illnesses, drought, famine, poverty and corruption, to name but a few. On the other hand, one should also take notice of the warmth of its variety of peoples, the family and community values and the promotion of mutual care. Who is Jesus in the midst of all this? Jesus has many faces in Africa, like being the master of initiation, the chief, the ancestor and elder brother, the healer and the liberator from suffering, to name some.

  3. Tamaño de Familia y Orden de Nacimiento en Chile: Usando Gemelos como Experimento Natural

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    Claudia Sanhueza

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available This study estimates the causal effect of family size and birth order on educational attainment of individuals in the long run. Following recent literature we use the presence of twins as an instrumental variable for family size and fixed effects model for birth order. The results suggest that in Chile there is a negative relationship between family size and individuals’ educational achievements. Moreover, it shows a strong significant and positive effect of being a big brother. However, in larger families there is a nonlinear effect in which middle siblings are less favored.

  4. ECONOMIC CRISIS IMPLICATIONS ON PAEDIATRIC POPULATION’S HEALTH

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    Alina-Costina LUCA

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Once the global economic crisis occurred, shortly after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, trillions of dollars were lost on the stock exchange, hundreds of banks and investment funds in the US went bankrupt and thousands of companies were forced to declare bankruptcy. Its effects were felt then, in very short time also in Romania, following that in 2009, Romania went officially in recession. Beyond the financial implications the crisis has on the whole activity, regardless of the field, the economic and financial effects of the crisis on health and health policies can have very long term consequences.

  5. From the JIBC Editor - in - Chief

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    Nikhil Agarwal

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Oh My God!! These were the expressions of peop le when they watch twin tower fall seven years back. I noticed the similar faces few days back when two giants of finance industry Lehman Brothers and Merril Lynch fall because of financial crisis. Last editorial I talked about 3F crisis, however, it appea rs financial crisis will swallow other two. However, Feds have given lease of life by providing cash - injection to crumbling markets. Is the federal intervention considered a step towards nationalizing financial institutions? Is it considered healthy to mon itor the free market economy? Some academics may say, this is how communism started. Strong statement uhh!!

  6. Full MOX core design for PWR

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    Full MOX core design for APWR was analyzed in nuclear design, fuel integrity analysis, thermal hydraulic design and safety analysis et. al. Feasibility of Full MOX core was confirmed from these analyses without any large modifications. Full MOX PWR core has very good characteristics in which single Pu content in an assembly, burnable poison free, higher burnup and longer cycle operation are feasible. (author)

  7. Achieving single channel, full duplex wireless communication

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    Choi, Jung Il

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses the design of a single channel full-duplex wireless transceiver. The design uses a combination of RF and baseband techniques to achieve full-duplexing with minimal effect on link reliability. Experiments on real nodes show the full-duplex prototype achieves median performance that is within 8% of an ideal full-duplexing system. This paper presents Antenna Cancellation, a novel technique for self-interference cancellation. In conjunction with existing RF interference cancellation and digital baseband interference cancellation, antenna cancellation achieves the amount of self-interference cancellation required for full-duplex operation. The paper also discusses potential MAC and network gains with full-duplexing. It suggests ways in which a full-duplex system can solve some important problems with existing wireless systems including hidden terminals, loss of throughput due to congestion, and large end-to-end delays. Copyright 2010 ACM.

  8. Can Sibling Sex Ratios Be Used as a Valid Test for the Prenatal Androgen Hypothesis of Autism Spectrum Disorders?

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    Keely Cheslack-Postava

    Full Text Available Sibling sex ratios have been applied as an indirect test of a hypothesized association between prenatal testosterone levels and risk for autism, a developmental disorder disproportionately affecting males. Differences in sibling sex ratios between those with and without autism would provide evidence of a shared risk factor for autism and offspring sex. Conclusions related to prenatal testosterone, however, require additional assumptions. Here, we used directed acyclic graphs (DAGs to clarify the elements required for a valid test of the hypothesis that sibling sex ratios differ between children with and without autism. We then conducted such a test using a large, population-based sample of children.Over 1.1 million subjects, born in California from 1992-2007, and identified through birth records, were included. The association between autism diagnosis, determined using the administrative database of the California Department of Developmental Services, and the sex of the subsequent sibling was examined using generalized estimating equations. Sources of potential bias identified using DAGs were addressed.Among male children with autism, 52.2% of next-born siblings were brothers, versus 51.0% for unaffected males. For females with autism, 50.2% of following siblings were brothers versus 51.2% among control females. The relative risk of a subsequent male sibling associated with autism diagnosis was 1.02 (95% confidence interval: 0.99, 1.04.In a large, population-based sample we failed to find evidence suggesting an excess of brothers among children with autism while controlling for several threats to validity. This test cannot rule out a role of any given exposure, including prenatal testosterone, in either risk of autism or offspring sex ratio, but suggests against a common cause of both.

  9. Full Employment and the Welfare State

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    Lindbeck, Assar

    2012-01-01

    The modern welfare state and full-employment policies have common intellectual roots. In the 1930s and 1940s, Keynesian visions of full employment and Beveridge-inspired ideas of a universal welfare state grew up in about the same intellectual environment. Both ideas emphasized a government’s responsibility for the welfare of its citizens. The two ideas were also projected by approximately the same individuals. From the very beginning, welfare-state arrangements and full-employment policies w...

  10. Ultra low power full adder topologies

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    Moradi, Farshad; Wisland, Dag T.; Mahmoodi, Hamid;

    In this paper several low power full adder topologies are presented. The main idea of these circuits is based on the sense energy recovery full adder (SERF) design and the GDI (gate diffusion input) technique. These subthreshold circuits are employed for ultra low power applications. While the pr...

  11. Fast response Full Bridge Power Factor Corrector

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    Chan, CH; Pong, MH

    1998-01-01

    A fast response Full Bridge Power Factor Corrector (FBPFC) is presented in this paper. The converter is combined by two interleaved boost cells and a conventional full bridge converter. As the interleaving technique is applied, the input ripple current of FBPFC are reduced. Experimental result shows that the maximum power factor is 0.98 even without input filter.

  12. Full averaging of fuzzy impulsive differential inclusions

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    Natalia V. Skripnik

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the substantiation of the method of full averaging for fuzzy impulsive differential inclusions is studied. We extend the similar results for impulsive differential inclusions with Hukuhara derivative (Skripnik, 2007, for fuzzy impulsive differential equations (Plotnikov and Skripnik, 2009, and for fuzzy differential inclusions (Skripnik, 2009.

  13. Full and Incomplete Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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    J Gordon Millichap

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available The clinical features and hospitalization rates of children with full or incomplete fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS were compared in retrospective case-controlled studies of affected Northern Plains American Indian children attending Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service hospitals, South Dakota.

  14. Full disclosure when bad things happen.

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    Simons, Sherri Lee

    2007-01-01

    Full disclosure of errors to family members of patients in the NICU starts the healing process and helps to restore confidence and faith in caregivers. By facilitating and encouraging full disclosure, managers help initiate the healing process for all involved and can better ensure regulatory compliance. PMID:17402605

  15. The New Full-time Employment Taxes

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    Mulligan, Casey B.

    2014-01-01

    The Affordable Care Act introduces or expands taxes on incomes and full-time employment, beginning in 2014. The purpose of this paper is to characterize the new full-time employment taxes from the perspective of a household budget constraint, measure their magnitude, and assess their likely consequences for employee work schedules. When the ACA is fully implemented, full-time employment taxes will be prevalent and often as large as what workers can earn in five hours of work per week, 52 week...

  16. Auditory Neuropathy in Two Patients with Generalized Neuropathic Disorder: A Case Report

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    P Ahmadi

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Although it is not a new disorder, in recent times we have attained a greater understanding of auditory neuropathy (AN. In this type of hearing impairment, cochlear hair cells function but AN victims suffer from disordered neural transmission in the auditory pathway. The auditory neuropathy result profile often occurs as a part of that of the generalized neuropathic disorders, indicated in approximately 30-40% of all reported auditory neuropathy/auditory dyssynchrony (AN/AD cases, with approximately 80% of patients reporting symptom onset over the age of 15 years. In the present report, the results of audiologic tests (behavioral, physiologic and evoked potentials on two young patients with generalized neuropathy are discussed.Case report: Two brothers, 26 and 17 years old, presented with speech perception weakness and movement difficulties that started at 12 years of age and progressed as time passed. In their last examination, there was a moderate to severe flat audiogram in the older patient and mild low tone loss in the younger one. The major difficulty of the patients was severe speech perception impairment that was not compatible with their hearing thresholds. Paresthesia, sural muscle contraction and pain, and balance disorder were the first symptoms of the older brother. Now he can only move with crutches and his finger muscle tonicity has decreased remarkably, with marked fatigue after a short period of walking. Increasing movement difficulties were noted in his last visit. Visual neuropathy had been reported in repeated visual system examinations for the older brother, with similar, albeit less severe, symptoms in the younger brother.In the present study of these patients, behavioral investigations included pure-tone audiometry and speech discrimination scoring. Physiologic studies consisted Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emission (TEOAE and acoustic reflexes. Electrophysiologic auditory tests were also performed to determine

  17. Agency Full Time Equivalency Reporting System

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    US Agency for International Development — AFTERS provides an automated means for the Agency to report its full time equivalency work years to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of...

  18. Full CI benchmark calculations on CH3

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    Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Taylor, Peter R.

    1987-01-01

    Full CI calculations have been performed on the CH3 radical. The full CI results are compared to those obtained using CASSCF/multireference CI and coupled-pair functional methods, both at the equilibrium CH distance and at geometries with the three CH bonds extended. In general, the performance of the approximate methods is similar to that observed in calculations on other molecules in which one or two bonds were stretched.

  19. Practical, real-time, full duplex wireless

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    Jain, Mayank

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a full duplex radio design using signal inversion and adaptive cancellation. Signal inversion uses a simple design based on a balanced/unbalanced (Balun) transformer. This new design, unlike prior work, supports wideband and high power systems. In theory, this new design has no limitation on bandwidth or power. In practice, we find that the signal inversion technique alone can cancel at least 45dB across a 40MHz bandwidth. Further, combining signal inversion cancellation with cancellation in the digital domain can reduce self-interference by up to 73dB for a 10MHz OFDM signal. This paper also presents a full duplex medium access control (MAC) design and evaluates it using a testbed of 5 prototype full duplex nodes. Full duplex reduces packet losses due to hidden terminals by up to 88%. Full duplex also mitigates unfair channel allocation in AP-based networks, increasing fairness from 0.85 to 0.98 while improving downlink throughput by 110% and uplink throughput by 15%. These experimental results show that a re- design of the wireless network stack to exploit full duplex capability can result in significant improvements in network performance. © 2011 ACM.

  20. Full scale solvent extraction remedial results

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    Sevenson Extraction Technology, Inc. has completed the development of the Soil Restoration Unit (initially developed by Terra-Kleen Corporation), a mobile, totally enclosed solvent extraction treatment facility for the removal of organic contaminated media is greater by a closed loop, counter current process that recycles all solvents. The solvents used are selected for the individual site dependant upon the contaminants, such as PCB's, oil, etc. and the soil conditions. A mixture of up to fourteen non-toxic solvents can be used for complicated sites. The full scale unit has been used to treat one superfund site, the Traband Site in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is currently treating another superfund site, the Pinette's Salvage Yard Site in Washburn, Maine. The full scale Soil Restoration Unit has also been used at a non-superfund site, as part of a TSCA Research and Development permit. The results from these sites will be discussed in brief herein, and in more detail in the full paper

  1. Full discharges in Fermilab's electron cooler

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    Fermilab's 4.3 MeV electron cooler is based on an electrostatic accelerator, which generates a DC electron beam in an energy recovery mode. Effective cooling of the antiprotons in the Recycler requires that the beam remains stable for hours. While short beam interruptions do not deteriorate the performance of the Recycler ring, the beam may provoke full discharges in the accelerator, which significantly affect the duty factor of the machine as well as the reliability of various components. Although cooling of 8 GeV antiprotons has been successfully achieved, full discharges still occur in the current setup. The paper describes factors leading to full discharges and ways to prevent them

  2. Recent developments in full-system decontamination

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    Recent studies designed to qualify full-system decontamination as a dose reduction measure in U.S. commercial LWRs are summarized. An on-site decontamination of discharged BWR fuel bundles and highly irradiated stainless steel specimens showed no adverse effects when alkaline permanganate LOMI, a solvent was used. AP/CAN-DECON a solvent led to intergranular attack of some fuel bundle components fabricated from Inconel X-750. A cost-benefit study showed full-system decontamination to be cost-effective if performed as part of a major outage. Plans for further work are identified. (author)

  3. DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION ALGORITHM UTILIZING FULL BAND

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    Han Guodong; Wen Jianhua; Wu Jiangxing

    2006-01-01

    A kind of Dynamic Full Bandwidth Utilized (DFBU) allocation algorithm is introduced. This algorithm allows a single link to use bandwidth far beyond its fair share bandwidth in a multi-service packet transporting system. Three important parameters as the bound on maximum and minimum bandwidth, the maximum packet delay and the minimum band width utilization are discussed and analyzed. Results of experiments show that the DFBU-algorithm is capable of making a single link in the system to use all the spare bandwidth (up to full-bandwidth) while the performance of fairness and QoS requirement is still guaranteed.

  4. Generalized Full-Information Item Bifactor Analysis

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    Cai, Li; Yang, Ji Seung; Hansen, Mark

    2011-01-01

    Full-information item bifactor analysis is an important statistical method in psychological and educational measurement. Current methods are limited to single-group analysis and inflexible in the types of item response models supported. We propose a flexible multiple-group item bifactor analysis framework that supports a variety of…

  5. Full-Automatic Parking registration and payment

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    Agerholm, Niels; Lahrmann, Harry; Jørgensen, Brian;

    2014-01-01

    As part of ITS Platform North Denmark, a full-automatic GNSS-based parking payment (PP) system was developed (PP app). On the basis of the parking position and parking time, the PP app can determine the price of parking and collect the amount from the car owner’s bank account. The driver is...

  6. On the Specification of Full Contracts

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    Okika, Joseph; Ravn, Anders Peter; Fenech, Stephen;

    2009-01-01

    Contracts specify properties of an interface to a software component. We consider the problem of de ning a full contract that speci es not only the normal behaviour, but also special cases and tolerated exceptions. In this paper we focus on the behavioural properties of use cases taken from...

  7. Keeping Rural Schools up to Full Speed

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    Beesley, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    Rural schools are long accustomed to meeting challenges in innovative ways. For them, the challenge is not so much a lack of technology as it is adequate internet access, which affects both teachers and students. In this article, the author discusses how to keep rural schools up to full speed. The author suggests that the best approach when…

  8. Aplanatic lenses revisited: the full landscape.

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    Mashaal, Heylal; Feuermann, Daniel; Gordon, Jeffrey M

    2016-04-01

    The full scope of solutions for dual-contour aplanatic lenses that can approach the basic limit for radiation transfer are identified, analyzed, and illustrated. Complementary solutions are shown to yield lenses that are either monolithic or have two refractive contours separated by an air gap. The performance of a promising representative design for LED collimation is presented. PMID:27139654

  9. Full Text Journal Subscriptions: An Evolutionary Process.

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    Luther, Judy

    1997-01-01

    Provides an overview of companies offering Web accessible subscriptions to full text electronic versions of scientific, technical, and medical journals (Academic Press, Blackwell, EBSCO, Elsevier, Highwire Press, Information Quest, Institute of Physics, Johns Hopkins University Press, OCLC, OVID, Springer, and SWETS). Also lists guidelines for…

  10. Fort St. Vrain reaches full power

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    Fort St. Vrain reached full power on 6 November 1981, and marks a milestone in high temperature gas cooled reactor (HTGR) technology. A review is given of its features and modifications from its construction in 1968 to the present day. It is suggested that Fort St. Vrain demonstrates the performance and safety of the HTGR concept. (U.K.)

  11. Full Lambek Calculus with Contraction is Undecidable

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    Chvalovský, Karel; Horčík, Rostislav

    -, Published online: 10 May (2016). ISSN 0022-4812 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP202/11/1632 Institutional support: RVO:67985807 Keywords : substructural logic * full Lambek calculus * contraction rule * square-increasing residuated lattice * equational theory * decidability Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.541, year: 2014

  12. Full scale prototype laboratory for architecture students

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    Eekhout, A.C.J.M.; Van Swieten, P.M.J.

    2011-01-01

    Innovation in prefabrication with new technologies in product development of building components together with the important role materialization is playing in the education of architectural engineers and building technology designers are the main motifs for full scale material prototyping in the Ma

  13. A new concept of full employment

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    Delsen, L.W.M.

    1996-01-01

    The target of full employment depends upon the goals regarding labour force participation rates, the length of the workweek and the frictional unemployment. Although nearly all social groups agree that stronger economic growth would contribute most towards solving the unemployment problem, the prosp

  14. Super-Kamiokande worth full restoration

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    Mishima, I

    2002-01-01

    While prospects are good that the SuperKamiokande facility will be partially repaired after an accident last November, the government has yet to confirm whether it will spend the estimated 2.5 billion yen needed for a full-scale restoration (1 page).

  15. Multilingual access to full text databases

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    Many full text databases are available in only one language, or more, they may contain documents in different languages. Even if the user is able to understand the language of the documents in the database, it could be easier for him to express his need in his own language. For the case of databases containing documents in different languages, it is more simple to formulate the query in one language only and to retrieve documents in different languages. This paper present the developments and the first experiments of multilingual search, applied to french-english pair, for text data in nuclear field, based on the system SPIRIT. After reminding the general problems of full text databases search by queries formulated in natural language, we present the methods used to reformulate the queries and show how they can be expanded for multilingual search. The first results on data in nuclear field are presented (AFCEN norms and INIS abstracts). 4 refs

  16. The Full Cost of Intercity Highway Transportation

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    David Levinson; David Gillen

    1997-01-01

    In this paper we review the theoretical and empirical literature on the cost structure of the provision of intercity highway transportation and specify and estimate our own cost functions . We develop a full cost model which identifies the key cost components and then estimate costs component by component: user costs, infrastructure costs, time and congestion costs, noise costs, accident costs, and pollution costs. The total long run average cost is $0.34 per vehicle kilometer traveled. The s...

  17. The Full Cost of Air Travel

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    David Gillen; David Levinson

    1999-01-01

    In this paper we review the theoretical and empirical literature on the cost structure of the provision of air transportation and specify and estimate our own cost functions. We develop a full cost model which identifies the key cost components and then we measure those costs component by component: user costs, carrier costs, infrastructure costs, time and congestion costs, noise costs, accident costs, and pollution costs. Applying the models to data for domestic air travel in the California ...

  18. Full Amalgamation Classes with Intrinsic Transcendentals

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    Brody, Justin

    2015-01-01

    We develop some basic results about full amalgamation classes with intrinsic trascendentals. These classes have generics whose models may have finite subsets whose intrinsic closure is not contained in its algebraic closure. We will show that under fairly natural conditions the generic will have an essentially undecidable theory, but we will also exhibit strictly superstable and strictly simple examples. Separating types over a model into those that are intrinsic and those that are extrinsic,...

  19. Full-waveform inversion: Filling the gaps

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    Beydoun, Wafik B.

    2015-09-01

    After receiving an outstanding response to its inaugural workshop in 2013, SEG once again achieved great success with its 2015 SEG Middle East Workshop, “Full-waveform inversion: Filling the gaps,” which took place 30 March–1 April 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The workshop was organized by SEG, and its partner sponsors were Saudi Aramco (gold sponsor), ExxonMobil, and CGG. Read More: http://library.seg.org/doi/10.1190/tle34091106.1

  20. Numerical Stochastic Perturbation Theory for full QCD

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    F. Di Renzo; Scorzato, L.

    2004-01-01

    We give a full account of the Numerical Stochastic Perturbation Theory method for Lattice Gauge Theories. Particular relevance is given to the inclusion of dynamical fermions, which turns out to be surprisingly cheap in this context. We analyse the underlying stochastic process and discuss the convergence properties. We perform some benchmark calculations and - as a byproduct - we present original results for Wilson loops and the 3-loop critical mass for Wilson fermions.