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  1. Jyoti Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Jyoti Rao. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 22 Issue 9 September 2017 pp 829-833 General Article. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 · Shekhar C Mande Jyoti Rao · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The Nobel ...

  2. Photon Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Volume 2 Issue 5 May 1997 pp 69-72 Feature Article. Molecule of the Month Molecular–Chameleon: Solvatochromism at its Iridescent Best! Photon Rao · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 16 Issue 12 December 2011 pp 1303-1306. Molecule of the Month - Molecular-Chameleon: Solvatochromism at its Iridescent Best!

  3. B Venkateswara Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. B Venkateswara Rao. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 124 Issue 4 June 2015 pp 897-908. Equatorial wave activity during 2007 over Gadanki, a tropical station · Salauddin Mohammad Gopa Dutta B Venkateswara Rao P Vinay Kumar.

  4. H Surya Prakash Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. H Surya Prakash Rao. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 3 Issue 11 November 1998 pp 82-86 Feature Article. Molecule of the Month - Corannulene – A Bucky Bowl · H Surya Prakash Rao · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 8 ...

  5. B Jayachander Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences. B Jayachander Rao. Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences. Volume 119 Issue 5 September 2007 pp 401-407. Reactive chemical dynamics through conical intersections · S Ghosal B Jayachander Rao S Mahapatra · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Reaction ...

  6. P R Vasudeva Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Sadhana. P R Vasudeva Rao. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 27 Issue 5 October 2002 pp 527-558. Development of fuels and structural materials for fast breeder reactors · Baldev Raj S L Mannan P R Vasudeva Rao M D Mathew · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Fast breeder reactors (FBRs) are ...

  7. C N R Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. C N R Rao. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 7 Issue 3 March 2002 pp 2-5 Article-in-a-Box. Tribute to Michael Faraday · C N R Rao · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 14 Issue 5 May 2009 pp 508-517 Reflections. Chemistry ...

  8. C N R Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    C N R Rao. Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences. Volume 112 Issue 2 April 2000 pp 83-95 Physical and Theoretical. An indigenous cluster beam apparatus with a reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer · G Raina G U Kulkarni R T Yadav V S Ramamurthy C N R Rao · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  9. R Vittal Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. R Vittal Rao. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 1 Issue 12 December 1996 pp 78-80 Book Review. A Mathematician's Apology Mathematics and Creativity · R Vittal Rao · More Details Fulltext PDF ...

  10. Desirazu N Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Desirazu N Rao. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 3 Issue 6 June 1998 pp 31-39 General Article. Enzyme Kinetics? Elementary, my dear... - Kinetics of Enzyme-Catalysed Reactions · Desirazu N Rao · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 3 Issue 7 July 1998 pp 38-44 General Article.

  11. V Koteswara Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    V Koteswara Rao. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 70 Issue 4 April 2008 pp 747-752 Brief Reports. K X-ray satellite spectra of Ti, V, Cr and Mn induced by photons · M V R Murti S S Raju B Seetharami Reddy V Koteswara Rao L S Mombaswala T Seshi Reddy S Lakshminarayana K Premachand.

  12. K R Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. K R Rao. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 2 Issue 6 June 1997 pp 54-59 General Article. The Liquid State - The Arrangement of Atoms · K R Rao · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 2 Issue 8 August 1997 pp 26-31 General ...

  13. U R Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. U R Rao. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 6 Issue 12 December 2001 pp 10-18 General Article. Vikram Sarabhai, the Scientist · U R Rao · More Details Fulltext PDF ...

  14. Rao, Prof. Calyampudi Radhakrishna

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Date of birth: 10 September 1920. Specialization: Statistics with Applications to Biology, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition Address: Distinguished Professor Emeritus, CR Rao Advanced Institute, University of Hyderabad Campus, Prof. CR Rao Road, Hyderabad 500 046, A.P.. Contact: Office: (040) 2313 1170

  15. T Ramakrishna Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    T Ramakrishna Rao. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 5 Issue 4 April 2000 pp 85-90 General Article. A Curve for all Reasons - The Rectangular Hyperbola in Biology · T Ramakrishna Rao · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 5 Issue 12 December 2000 pp 41-47 General Article.

  16. P Sanjeeva Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. P Sanjeeva Rao. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 109 Issue 2 June 2000 pp 207-209. Bay of Bengal Monsoon Experiment (BOBMEX) — A component of the Indian Climate Research Programme (ICRP) · D R Sikka P Sanjeeva Rao · More Details ...

  17. Rama Rao Nadendla

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Rama Rao Nadendla. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 9 Issue 5 May 2004 pp 51-60 General Article. Molecular Modeling: A Powerful Tool for Drug Design and Molecular Docking · Rama Rao Nadendla · More Details Fulltext ...

  18. K J RAO

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. K J RAO. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 23 Issue 6 December 2000 pp 461-466 Material Synthesis. Microwave synthesis of electrode materials for lithium batteries · M Harish Bhat B P Chakravarthy P A Ramakrishnan A Levasseur K J RAO.

  19. Sankara Rao, Prof. Kolluri

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Sankara Rao, Prof. Kolluri Ph.D. (Bangalore). Date of birth: 15 December 1939. Specialization: Plant Developmental Biology, Biotechnology, Biodiversity Informatics & Plant Systematics Address: Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, Karnataka Contact:

  20. MSG RAO Presentation

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    Oriol-Pibernat, E.; Govaerts, Y.

    2004-11-01

    BACKGROUND The Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) Research Announcement of Opportunity (RAO) was released by ESA and EUMETSAT in 1999, after a first warning issued in September 1998. The RAO main objective is to promote the scientific use of the new MSG satellites outside the operational meteorological user community, also in synergy with ERS and Envisat data. The variety and quality of the selected proposals proved the usefulness of such joint initiative. 2. STATUS OF THE RAO A total of 43 proposals were selected in 1999. Following the delay in the MSG-1 launch (which operational name is Meteosat-8), the PIs were contacted in early 2003 in order to confirm the interest to continue with the project. There were 5 withdrawals due to various reasons. The PIs have been receiving news through a dedicated WEB site or by emails. Each PI has been assigned a correspondent from ESA or EUMETSAT to follow up the project through the site: http://eopi.esa.int/esa/esa where the papers presented at this Workshop will be included as the first report. 3. THE MSG RAO WORKSHOPS In the framework of the MSG RAO, a series of workshops are organised which goal is to establish a structured dialogue and interactions among the MSG Principal Investigators (PIs) and ESA/EUMETSAT, respectively. Each of these workshops is focusing on a specific aspect, in addition to the necessary exchange of information. 4. OBJECTIVES OF THE BOLOGNA WORKSHOP The focus of the first workshop (17-19 May 2000) was on the presentation of MSG features and of all selected RAO projects. It was a starting point for continued interaction within the MSG RAO community (selected PIs and their co-Investigators, Co-Is). The first MSG RAO workshop provided a forum for discussion among scientists, and ESA and EUMETSAT, leading to a continuous scientific co-operation. Requirements and possibilities with regard to data delivery were formulated and discussed at this workshop. In particular, PIs were asked to specify the minimal and

  1. Rao, Prof. Madan

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Elected: 2011 Section: Physics. Rao, Prof. Madan Ph.D. (IISc). Date of birth: 11 July 1960. Specialization: Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Biological Physics Address: Theoretical Physics Group, Raman Research Institute, CV Raman Avenue, Bengaluru 560 080, Karnataka Contact:

  2. Venkateswara Rao, Dr Gundabathula

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Fellow Profile. Elected: 2003 Section: Engineering & Technology. Venkateswara Rao, Dr Gundabathula Ph.D. (IISc), FNAE. Date of birth: 9 November 1944. Specialization: Finite Element Methods, Structural Analysis (Linear & Nonlinear) and Smart Structures Address: No. 502, Reliance Mariam Villa, Street No. 6, Plot No.

  3. Rao, Prof. Sumathi

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Rao, Prof. Sumathi Ph.D. (SUNY, Stony Brook), FNASc. Date of birth: 5 December 1956. Specialization: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum field Theory Address: Harish Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhusi, Allahabad 211 019, U.P.. Contact: Office: (0532) 227 4303. Residence: (0532) 227 4002

  4. Rao, Dr Pendyala Balarama

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Elected: 1996 Section: Earth & Planetary Sciences. Rao, Dr Pendyala Balarama Ph.D. (Andhra). Date of birth: 15 February 1938. Specialization: Space Physics, Radiowave Propagation and Radar Systems Address: Member, ADCOS-DOS, National Remote Sensing Centre, Bldg No. 10, Balanagar, Hyderabad 500 037, A.P.

  5. Rao, Prof. Valipe Ramgopal

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 2009 Section: Engineering & Technology. Rao, Prof. Valipe Ramgopal FNAE, FNASc, FNA, FIEEE. Date of birth: 16 August 1965. Specialization: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology Address: Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, U.T.. Contact:

  6. Rao, Prof. Basuthkar Jagadeeshwar

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Rao, Prof. Basuthkar Jagadeeshwar Ph.D. (IISc), FNASc, FNA. Date of birth: 13 March 1956. Specialization: Genome Dynamics, Biology of Cellular Adaptations, Computational Biology Address: Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, Maharashtra

  7. Rao, Prof. Palle Rama

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Rao, Prof. Palle Rama Ph.D. (Banaras), F.Eng. (UK), FNA, FNASc, FNAE, FASM, FTWAS, Foreign Member - US Natl. Acad. Engg. Council Service: 1989-2000; Vice-President: 1992-94; President: 1995-97. Date of birth: 30 June 1937. Specialization: Deformation, Fracture and Materials Development Address: Chairman ...

  8. Purnachandra Rao, Dr Venigalla

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Purnachandra Rao, Dr Venigalla Ph.D. (Andhra), FNA. Date of birth: 10 October 1955. Specialization: Marine Geology, Authigenic Minerals and Palaeoclimate, Palaeo-sea-levels. Address: Emeritus Scientist, Department of Civil Engineering, Vignan's University, Vadlamudi 522 213, A.P.. Contact: Office: (0863) 234 4761

  9. Rao, Prof. Aroor Pramesh

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Rao, Prof. Aroor Pramesh Ph.D. (Mumbai). Date of birth: 18 January 1948. Specialization: Sun & Solar Wind, Wave Propagation in Random Media, Aperture Synthesis and Radio Imaging Address: Flat 7, Khagol Housing Society, Panchavati, Pashan, Pune 411 008, Maharashtra Contact: Residence: (020) 6628 0183

  10. Srinivasa Rao Amanchi

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences. Srinivasa Rao Amanchi. Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences. Volume 126 Issue 6 November 2014 pp 1641-1645 Regular Articles. Polyoxometalate coordinated transition metal complexes as catalysts: Oxidation of styrene to benzaldehyde/benzoic acid · Srinivasa ...

  11. Rao, Prof. Kalya Jagannatha

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Rao, Prof. Kalya Jagannatha Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur), D.Sc. (IISc), FNA, FNASc, D.Sc. (h.c., Univ. Bordeaux, France) Council Service: 1998-2003. Date of birth: 7 December 1940. Specialization: Amorphous Solids & Ceramics and Phase Transitions Address: 187/1, Tadvanam Estate, Halasinganahalli Road, Kalya Post, Magadi ...

  12. Pushpa M Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. Pushpa M Rao. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 67 Issue 6 December 2006 pp 1087-1097 Research Articles. Measurement of storage time, estimation of ion number and study of absorption line profile in a Paul trap · Soumen Bhattacharyya Anita ...

  13. Rao, Prof. Arikkala Raghurama

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Elected: 2012 Section: Physics. Rao, Prof. Arikkala Raghurama Ph.D. (Mumbai). Date of birth: 14 June 1954. Specialization: X-ray Astronomy, X-ray Instrumentation, High Energy Astrophysics Address: Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, ...

  14. Rao, Prof. Chebrolu Pulla

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Rao, Prof. Chebrolu Pulla Ph.D. (IISc), FNASc, FNA. Date of birth: 13 May 1954. Specialization: Bioinorganic Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Ion & Molecular Receptors, Metalloproteins & Metalloenzymes Address: Institute Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Mumbai 400 ...

  15. Rao, Prof. Kaza Kesava

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Elected: 1992 Section: Engineering & Technology. Rao, Prof. Kaza Kesava Ph.D. (Houston). Date of birth: 12 April 1956. Specialization: Flow of Granular Materials and Defluoridation of Drinking Water Address: Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, Karnataka

  16. Nageswara Rao, Dr Gullapalli

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Nageswara Rao, Dr Gullapalli M.D. (Opthal.) (AIIMS), FAMS, FACS, FRCS, FNASc. Date of birth: 1 September 1945. Specialization: Cornea, Community Eye Health and Eye Care Policy & Planning Address: Distinguished Chair of Eye Health, LV Prasad Eye Institute, LV Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034, A.P.

  17. Rao, Prof. Addicam Jagannadha

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Rao, Prof. Addicam Jagannadha Ph.D. (IISc), FNA, FNASc, FAMS. Date of birth: 11 July 1942. Specialization: Regulation of Placental Function, Cellular Differentiation, Primate Biology, Oocyte Maturation Address: INSA Senior Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, Karnataka

  18. L V G Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. L V G Rao. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 109 Issue 2 June 2000 pp 255-265. Thermohaline structure and circulation in the upper layers of the southern Bay of Bengal during BOBMEX-Pilot (October — November 1998) · V Ramesh Babu V S N ...

  19. V V S Gurunadha Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. V V S Gurunadha Rao. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 122 Issue 3 June 2013 pp 855-867. Hydrogeochemistry and groundwater quality assessment of Ranipet industrial area, Tamil Nadu, India · G Tamma Rao V V S Gurunadha Rao K ...

  20. V S C Manga Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. V S C Manga Rao. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 61 Issue 3 September 2003 pp 563-575 Research Articles. Phase conjugation of gap solitons: A numerical study · V S C Manga Rao S Dutta Gupta · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. We study the ...

  1. Rao, Prof. Paranandi Venkata Suryanarayana

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Elected: 1974 Section: Engineering & Technology. Rao, Prof. Paranandi Venkata Suryanarayana Ph.D. (Mumbai), FNA, FNASc, FNAE. Date of birth: 17 July 1936. Specialization: Computer Science & Speech Research, Natural Language Processing and Cursive Script Recognition Address: Flat No. 601, Vigyan, Sector 17, ...

  2. and KPS BHASKARA RAO3

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Author Affiliations. A Kłopotowski1 M G Nadkarni2 K P S Bhaskara Rao3. Université Paris XIII, Institut Galilée, 93430 Villetaneuse Cedex, France; Department of Mathematics, University of Mumbai, Kalina, Mumbai 400 098, India; Stat-Math Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, R.V. College Post, Banglore 560 059, India ...

  3. Rao, Prof. Manchanahalli Rangaswamy Satyanarayana

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Elected: 1988 Section: General Biology. Rao, Prof. Manchanahalli Rangaswamy Satyanarayana Ph.D. (IISc), FNA, FNASc, FTWAS, FAMS Council Service: 2013-; Vice President: 2013-. Date of birth: 21 January 1948. Specialization: RNA Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurooncology Address: Honorary ...

  4. Rao, Dr Kanury Venkata Subba

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Rao, Dr Kanury Venkata Subba Ph.D. (Baroda), FNA, FNASc. Date of birth: 27 September 1958. Specialization: Synthetic Peptides, Cell Signalling, Biology of Tuberculosis Infection, Systems Biology Address: Head, DDRC, Translational Health Science & Technbology Institute, NCR Biotech, Science Cluster, Faridabad 121 ...

  5. Sumathi Rao | Speakers | Indian Academy of Sciences

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Sumathi Rao. Sumathi Rao. Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad. Sumathi Rao received her PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1983 in particle physics. She joined the Institute of Physics in Bhubaneswar in 1987, after postdoctoral jobs at Fermi Lab and at the University of Wisconsin in ...

  6. Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO)

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    Nickola, Marisa; Gaylard, Mike; Quick, Jonathan; Combrinck, Ludwig

    2013-01-01

    HartRAO provides the only fiducial geodetic site in Africa, and it participates in global networks for VLBI, GNSS, SLR, and DORIS. This report provides an overview of geodetic VLBI activities at HartRAO during 2012, including the conversion of a 15-m alt-az radio telescope to an operational geodetic VLBI antenna.

  7. Prakasa Rao, Prof. Bhagavatula Lakshmi Surya

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Prakasa Rao, Prof. Bhagavatula Lakshmi Surya Ph.D. (Michigan State), FNA, FNASc. Date of birth: 6 October 1942. Specialization: Statistics Address: Ramanujan Chair Professor, CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics,, Statistics & Computer Science, University of Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad 500 046, A.P.

  8. Bhaskar Rao: far from resigned.

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    Khandekar, S

    1992-03-01

    In 1972, Dr. Bhaskar Rao 1st worked for Operations Research Group (ORG), a market research agency. He resigned as its President in December 1991 after it was sold to Business India. He was able to life ORG from just an audit organization to an organization that could conduct analyses and formulate strategies, and that was doing well financially. He was not willing to let this well-respected, independent, professional, and nonprofit group be viewed as part of a for-profit magazine company, however. After finishing his undergraduate education, he became involved in the social service organization directed by Nehru. In 1962, he worked full time for its mass awareness group and then worked to combat rumors during the India-China war. In 1963, he worked with farmers to educate them on how to use fertilizers to increase yield. This experience brought him a scholarship to study social science at Kansas State University in 1967. In the US, he took a course at Martin Luther King's School for Social Change to further his political interests. He received a Ph.D. in mass communications from the University of Iowa then returned to India. In 1970, he worked for the Ford Foundation as a consultant to the Ministry of Health and Family Planning which wanted to survey 25,000 people to learn their perceptions of family planning. He dealt with ORG. The owner convinced him to leave the Ford Foundation and work for ORG where he worked on the family planning survey and the national readership survey. In 1973, he challenged remarks made by the minister of information and broadcast during a public speech. Impressed, the minister offered him an evaluation advisor position. In 1977, however, he left and returned to ORG where he became widely known as a media analyst. In 1983, he became vice president of ORG and president in 1985.

  9. Rao Heidmets tegi eestlaste traagilised elulood filmiks / Tiit Tuumalu

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    Tuumalu, Tiit, 1971-

    2007-01-01

    Joonisfilm "Elulood" : stsenaristid Rao Heidmets ja Mats Traat : režissöör Rao Heidmets : kunstnik Ave Nahkur : helilooja Olav Ehala : esilinastus Torontos, oktoober 2007 : Eesti esilinastus 25. nov. 2007. Lisatud "Filmis kõlavaid elulookatkeid"

  10. Weierstrass semigroups and the Feng-Rao Distance

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    Campillo, Antonio; Farran, Ignacio

    2000-01-01

    We detrmine the Feng-Rao distance for several claases of codes from algebraic geometry usingthe weierstrass semigroups......We detrmine the Feng-Rao distance for several claases of codes from algebraic geometry usingthe weierstrass semigroups...

  11. Prasada Rao, Dr Turaga Sundara Rama

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Elected: 1994 Section: Engineering & Technology. Prasada Rao, Dr Turaga Sundara Rama Ph.D. (Andhra), FNAE. Date of birth: 20 January 1939. Specialization: Petroleum Refining and Heterogeneous Catalysis Address: SFS Flat No. 600, DDA/HIG Flats, Sector 13, Phase 2, Pocket B, Dwaraka, New Delhi 110 045, U.T.

  12. On the Feng-Rao bound for generalized hamming weights

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    Geil, Hans Olav; Thommesen, Christian

    2006-01-01

    The Feng-Rao bound gives good estimates of the minimum distance of a large class of codes. In this work we are concerned with the problem of how to extend the Feng-Rao bound so that it deals with all the generalized Hamming weights. The problem was solved by Heijnen and Pellikaan in [7] for a lar...

  13. 78 FR 15369 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR)

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    2013-03-11

    ... Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal....m. (BSC, OPHPR meeting) April 3, 2013 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Joint meeting of the BSC, OPHPR and the... . Matters To Be Discussed: Agenda items for this meeting include: (1) Briefings and BSC deliberation on the...

  14. 78 FR 51729 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH)

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    2013-08-21

    ... Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a) (2) of the...://www.cdc.gov/niosh/bsc/ ) or call (202) 245-0625 or (202) 245-0626 for building access information.../niosh/bsc/ ). Contact Person for More Information: John Decker, Executive Secretary, BSC, NIOSH, CDC...

  15. Laboratory biological safety cabinet (BSC) explosion

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    Al-Dahhan, Wedad H.; Al-Zuhairi, Ali Jasim; Hussein, Falah H.; Rodda, Kabrena E.; Yousif, Emad

    2016-12-01

    Scientists at universities across Iraq are actively working to report actual incidents and accidents occurring in their laboratories in order to raise awareness and encourage openness, leading to widespread adoption of robust Chemical Safety and Security (CSS) practices. This manuscript is the first in a series of five case studies describing laboratory incidents and accidents in Iraqi university laboratories in order to share lessons learned and minimize the possibility of similar incidents in the future. In this study, we describe a serious event that resulted in a postgraduate student sustaining serious injuries when the biological safety cabinet (BSC) she was using exploded. Of particular note, the paper highlights how a combination of failures and deficiencies at many levels within an organization and its technical community (rather than a single piece of faulty equipment or the careless behavior of one person) can lead to a dangerous, potentially life-threatening incident. By openly sharing what happened along with the lessons learned from the accident, we hope to minimize the possibility of another researcher being injured in a similar incident in the future.

  16. Optimum Cooperative UAV Sensing Based on Cramer-Rao Bound

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    Gu, G; Chandler, P. R; Schumacher, C. J; Sparks, A; Pachter, M

    2005-01-01

    .... Based on the Cramer-Rao bound, we are able to derive the minimum achievable error variance in estimation of the position and the velocity of the GMT, and obtain the optimal geometries of the UAV...

  17. On the Feng-Rao bound for generalized Hamming weights

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    Geil, Olav; Thommesen, Christian

    2005-01-01

    The Feng-Rao bound gives good estimates of the minimum distance of a large class of codes. In this work we are concerned with the problem of how to extend the Feng-Rao bound so that it deals with all the generalized Hamming weights. The problem was solved by Heijnen and Pellikaan in [7] for a large...... family of codes that includes the duals of one-point geometric Goppa codes and the q-ary Reed-Muller codes, but not the Feng-Rao improved such ones. We show that Heijnen and Pellikaan’s results holds for the more general class of codes for which the traditional Feng-Rao bound can be applied. We also...... establish the connection to the Shibuya-Sakaniwa bound for generalized Hamming weights ([15], [16], [17], [18], [19] and [20]). More precisely we show that the Shibuya-Sakaniwa bound is a consequence of the extended Feng-Rao bound. In particular the extended Feng-Rao bound gives always at least as good...

  18. BSC Modelling for ACAFE's Universities system Modelando o BSC para as Universidades do Sistema ACAFE

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    Manuel Portugal Ferreira

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Schools that perform graduation courses are facing increased competition and many have find the need of a more competitive and strategic vision. This study describes a Balanced Scorecard example of typical implementation for educational institutions. The case study describes in details the implemention as performed in ACAFE system, a Santa Catarina's network of educational institutions.As Instituições de Ensino Superior (IES, percebendo o acirramento da concorrência, reconhecem a importância de repensar sua forma de gestão, buscando uma visão mais competitiva e continuada. Assim, com o objetivo de contribuir para a gestão estratégica dessas instituições, especificamente as pertencentes ao sistema ACAFE, foi utilizada neste estudo a ferramenta de gestão Balanced Scorecard (BSC. Algumas etapas foram necessárias à sua adequação às universidades fundacionais catarinenses. Apresentaram-se e identificaram-se algumas características existentes no ambiente das universidades fundacionais catarinenses e suas peculiaridades em relação a outras organizações que não integram esse setor; realizaram-se os ajustes necessários à ferramenta Balanced Scorecard às universidades do sistema ACAFE; bem como a proposta da ferramenta auxiliar denominado mapa estratégico. Por último demonstrou-se a possibilidade de se desenvolver e utilizar o BSC acadêmico institucional como forma de integrar mais de um campus a gestão focada na estratégia.

  19. Evaluation of university performance using BSC and ANP

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    Ali Atafar

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Measuring the relative performance of universities play important role on better educational planning. During the past few years, balanced scorecard (BSC has become popular among researchers as a technique for measuring the performance of business units. This method studies a particular firm in terms of four different perspectives including internal processes, learning and growth, customer and financial figures. One primary concern on using such method is that this method does not consider the relative importance of these components. In this paper, we present a hybrid of BSC with analytical network process to measure the relative performance of an educational unit in Iran.

  20. 75 FR 53705 - Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC...

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    ... Counselors (BSC), National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry... is soliciting nominations for consideration of membership on the BSC. The BSC, NCEH/ATSDR provides...

  1. 76 FR 28790 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH)

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    ... Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal... dictate. Contact Person for More Information: Roger Rosa, Executive Secretary, BSC, NIOSH, CDC, 395 E...

  2. 76 FR 67192 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC)

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    ... Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC) In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal.... Matters To Be Discussed: The BSC, NCIPC will discuss the recommendations provided by the expert panel on...

  3. 78 FR 11651 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH)

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    ... Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a) (2) of the... priorities dictate. Contact Person for More Information: Roger Rosa, Ph.D., Designated Federal Officer, BSC...

  4. 76 FR 7217 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC)

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    ... Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC) In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal... research and control activities related to injury. Matters to be Discussed: The BSC, NCIPC will discuss the...

  5. 76 FR 65729 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH)

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    ... Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal... Federal Officer, BSC, NIOSH, CDC, 395 E Street, SW., Suite 9200, Patriots Plaza Building, Washington, DC...

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    ... Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal... More Information: Roger Rosa, Ph.D., Designated Federal Officer, BSC, NIOSH, CDC, 395 E Street SW...

  7. 76 FR 76416 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR)

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    ... Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal...-mail: OPHPR.BSC[email protected] . The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been...

  8. Textbook animal breeding : animal breeding andgenetics for BSc students

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    Oldenbroek, Kor; Waaij, van der, E.H.

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    This textbook contains teaching material on animal breeding and genetics for BSc students. The text book started as an initiative of the Dutch Universities for Applied (Agricultural) Sciences. The textbook is made available by the Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre (ABGC) of Wageningen UR (University and Research Centre).

  9. Textbook animal breeding : animal breeding andgenetics for BSc students

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    Oldenbroek, Kor; Waaij, van der Liesbeth

    2014-01-01

    This textbook contains teaching material on animal breeding and genetics for BSc students. The text book started as an initiative of the Dutch Universities for Applied (Agricultural) Sciences. The textbook is made available by the Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre (ABGC) of Wageningen UR

  10. The effect of an intercalated BSc on subsequent academic performance.

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    Mahesan, Nishanthan; Crichton, Siobhan; Sewell, Hannah; Howell, Simon

    2011-10-03

    The choice of whether to undertake an intercalated Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree is one of the most important decisions that students must make during their time at medical school. An effect on exam performance would improve a student's academic ranking, giving them a competitive edge when applying for foundation posts. Retrospective data analysis of anonymised student records. The effects of intercalating on final year exam results, Foundation Programme score, application form score (from white-space questions), quartile rank score, and success with securing Foundation School of choice were assessed using linear and ordered logistic regression models, adjusted for course type, year of graduation, graduate status and baseline (Year 1) performance. The study included 1158 students, with 54% choosing to do an intercalated BSc, and 9.8% opting to do so at an external institution. Doing an intercalated BSc was significantly associated with improved outcome in Year 5 exams (P = 0.004). This was irrespective of the year students chose to intercalate, with no significant difference between those that intercalated after years 2, 3 and 4 (p = 0.3096). There were also higher foundation application scores (P BSc leads to an improvement in subsequent exam results and develops the skills necessary to produce a strong foundation programme application. It also leads to greater success with securing preferred Foundation School posts in students. Differences between internally- and externally-intercalating students may be due to varying course structures or greater challenge in adjusting to a new study environment.

  11. Endline report – Liberia, BSC MFS II country evaluations

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    Gotomo, S.; Peters, B.; Kusters, C.S.L.; Peabody, S.; Washington Gopeya, M.

    2015-01-01

    This report presents the findings of the endline of the evaluation of the organisational capacity component of the MFS II country evaluations. The focus of this report is Liberia, BSC. The format is based on the requirements by the synthesis team and NWO/WOTRO. The endline was carried out in 2014.

  12. Screeening Criteria of Post Basic BSc. Kassahun M. et al 65 Original ...

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    Screeening Criteria of Post Basic BSc. Kassahun M. et al 65. Original Article. Original Article. Screening Criteria of Post Basic BSc . at Jimma University (JU). Screening Criteria of Post Basic BSc . at Jimma University (JU). Kassahun Melesse, Aschalew Mengistu*. Kassahun Melesse, Aschalew Mengistu*. ABSTRACT.

  13. 76 FR 53474 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR)

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    ... Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR) In accordance with section 10 (a)(2) of the Federal... Person for More Information: Matthew Jennings, OPHPR BSC Coordinator, CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd NE., Mailstop....BSC[email protected] . The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the...

  14. 78 FR 56235 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, (BSC, OPHPR)

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    ... Public Health Preparedness and Response, (BSC, OPHPR) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal... this 2-day meeting include: (1) Briefings and BSC deliberation on the following topics: Program... OPHPR BSC; program response to recommendations made in the peer review of the Career Epidemiology Field...

  15. 75 FR 42448 - Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), Coordinating Center for Health Promotion (CCHP): Notice of...

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC... Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463) of October 6, 1972, that the BSC, CCHP, has amended their charter to reflect the change in the name of the board to the BSC, National Center on Birth Defects and...

  16. 76 FR 18221 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR)

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    ... Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR) In accordance with section 10 (a) (2) of the Federal... Conference. Please contact the BSC Coordinator (see Contact Person for More Information) to obtain further... Address. For foreign nationals or non-U.S. citizens, pre-approval is required. Please contact the BSC...

  17. 77 FR 58847 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC)

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    ... Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC) In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal... research and control activities related to injury. Matters To Be Discussed: The BSC, NCIPC will discuss the... to the BSC. There will be 15 minutes allotted for public comments at the end of the open session...

  18. Appa Rao Podile | Speakers | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Appa Rao Podile, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, elected to Fellowship in 2015. Podile is interested in plant–microbe interactions. His research group focuses on molecular interactions of rhizosphere bacteria with plants. In the past decade, domain shuf- fling/swapping of recombinant bacterial chitinases, bioprocess ...

  19. Straight talk with... Mahendra Rao by Dolgin Elie.

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    Rao, Mahendra

    2011-10-11

    In October 2005, Mahendra Rao shocked the scientific community when he quit his job as head of the US National Institute on Aging's stem cell section and announced plans to go into industry. Rao felt that a ban at the time on federal funding for most human embryonic stem cell research hampered researchers in his division and prohibited him from doing the job he was hired to do. So he joined the research-tool giant Invitrogen (which later became Life Technologies) as vice president of regenerative medicine at the company's Maryland facility. Six years on, times have changed in the field of stem cell biology: rules governing taxpayer-backed research involving embryonic stem (ES) cells have been relaxed in the US, and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have come into the fray. Prompted by those changes, Rao opted to return to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in August to head the new Intramural Center for Regenerative Medicine. The $52 million center was launched in early 2010 by the agency to develop new therapies using stem cell approaches. With a heightened focus at the NIH on translational medicine, Elie Dolgin spoke to Rao to find out how he plans to turn stem cell discoveries into cell-based therapies.

  20. 150 K. Visweswara Rao and T. R. Seshadri

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    150 K. Visweswara Rao and T. R. Seshadri was then effected under ordinary pressure up to a temperature of 240°. It was connected again to the pump and the distillation carried out at a pressure of 40 mm. Three fractions were collected: (1) below 160", (2) 160—70“ and (3) 17045". The last fraction corresponded to ...

  1. A selection of AKARI FIS BSC extragalactic objects

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    Marton, G.; Tóth, L. V.; Balázs, L. G.; Zahorecz, S.; Bagoly, Z.; Horváth, I.; Rácz, I. I.; Nagy, A.

    The point sources in the Bright Source Catalogue (BSC) of the AKARI Far-Infrared Surveyor (FIS) were classified based on their far-IR and mid-IR fluxes and colours using Quadratic Discriminant Analysis method (QDA) and Support Vector Machines (SVM). The reliability of our results show that we can successfully separate galactic and extragalactic AKARI point sources in the multidimensional space of fluxes and colours. However, differentiating among the extragalactic sub-types needs further information.

  2. Using Balanced Scorecard (BSC) approach to improve ergonomics programs.

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    Fernandes, Marcelo Vicente Forestieri

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to propose foundations for a theory of using the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) methodology to improve the strategic view of ergonomics inside the organizations. This approach may help to promote a better understanding of investing on an ergonomic program to obtain good results in quality and production, as well as health maintenance. It is explained the basics of balanced scorecard, and how ergonomists could use this to work with strategic enterprises demand. Implications of this viewpoint for the development of a new methodology for ergonomics strategy views are offered.

  3. Introducing a "Balance" in The BSC Through Beauty and Love

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    Ari Kamayanti

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Celebrating the seventeenth anniversary of the Balanced Score Card (BSC since it was born in 1992, this paper revisits its concept as one of the landmarks in performance measurement. The BSC turns out to be ‘not so balanced’ since it lacks certain beauty and love. It hinges on accountability for certain interests when measuring performance, negating or putting other interests as minority. Thus, it fits perfectly with the aim of management accounting that puts managers and customers as priorities. The imbalances comes from secularism and overemphasis in rationalism. Sustainability that becomes the current issue nowadays would not be supported by such performance measurement. In order to insert this balance, a methodology by taking a methapor of nurturing mother is applied in this research that encompasses gentle beauty and subtle love. Gentle beauty refers to a complete harmony of beauty : irrational and the rational; this means introducing those that have been left out in the name of rationality such as religions and spiritualism. Subtle love refers to love towards God that is expressed subtly without lust to overpower. The result is a more balanced set of performance measurements that are filled with beauty and love, insyaAllah.

  4. Fast Erasure and Error decoding of Algebraic Geometry Codes up to the Feng-Rao Bound

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    Jensen, Helge Elbrønd; Sakata, S.; Leonard, D.

    1996-01-01

    This paper gives an errata(that is erasure-and error-) decoding algorithm of one-point algebraic geometry codes up to the Feng-Rao designed minimum distance using Sakata's multidimensional generalization of the Berlekamp-massey algorithm and the votin procedure of Feng and Rao.......This paper gives an errata(that is erasure-and error-) decoding algorithm of one-point algebraic geometry codes up to the Feng-Rao designed minimum distance using Sakata's multidimensional generalization of the Berlekamp-massey algorithm and the votin procedure of Feng and Rao....

  5. The Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filter: A Filter Bank Implementation

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    Karlsson Rickard

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available For computational efficiency, it is important to utilize model structure in particle filtering. One of the most important cases occurs when there exists a linear Gaussian substructure, which can be efficiently handled by Kalman filters. This is the standard formulation of the Rao-Blackwellized particle filter (RBPF. This contribution suggests an alternative formulation of this well-known result that facilitates reuse of standard filtering components and which is also suitable for object-oriented programming. Our RBPF formulation can be seen as a Kalman filter bank with stochastic branching and pruning.

  6. Estimating the Cramer-Rao bound for restored astronomical observations

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    Zaccheo, T. S.; Gonsalves, R. A.; Ebstein, S. M.; Nisenson, P.

    1995-01-01

    This work addresses the problem of assigning confidence intervals to estimated photometry data obtained from astronomical observations. The proposed solution is to estimate the Cramer-Rao bound, which is an analytical expression that describes the minimum obtainable mean square error associated with a given estimate of a parameter. This Letter presents a compact and simple form for the bound associated with a linear estimator such as a Wiener filter estimator. A prescription for estimating the variance associated with each element in a restored object was developed using an analytical model for observed data corrupted by either Poisson or Gaussian noise. Both one- and two-dimensional examples are presented.

  7. 78 FR 69683 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

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    2013-11-20

    ... Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub... Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and... reports from the BSC OID working groups, brief updates on activities of the infectious disease national...

  8. A hybrid TOPSIS-BSC method for strategic planning

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    Mohammad Reza Shojaee

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available For years, tangible assets used to be the most important precious wealth of organizations. However, the recent advances in technology has changed this concept and today, intangible assets such as human resources, customers, processes are playing essential roles on making strategies. In this paper, we present a study to setup appropriate strategies using the implementation of balanced score card in four perspectives of customers, processes, learning and financial. The proposed study of this paper gathers important factors through three different brainstorming sessions and prioritize them using TOPSIS method. Based on the results of MCDM technique, selecting appropriate target market for penetration is the number one priority followed by having good accounting system and preparing for more diversified production. These are the most important items influencing strategic planning. Therefore, the study uses BSC for the first two important strategies and discusses possible actions for productivity improvement.

  9. Balanced Score Card (BSC sebagai Alternatif Pengukuran Kinerja Lembaga Pendidikan

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    Siti Julaiha

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Educational institutions can function well if the its performance can be measured clearly. Educational institutions should be empowered towards optimal empowerment, by developing schools with strategic planning, a vision and mission, an independent school, empowering the community by many efforts to increase the role and participation of the community through school committees. To make schools as an education institution in high quality, it needs to be evaluated and controlled. The School achieved can be said that the institution is measurable. One alternative is offered in measuring the performance of schools is known by the Balanced Scorecard (BSC. Balanced Scorecard was introduced by Robert Kaplan and David Norton by understanding the school's mission and strategy into objectives and measures, which are arranged in four perspectives, namely financial perspective, customer perspective, internal business perspective and the perspective of learning.

  10. Evaluating the SAMT English Textbook for BSc Students of Physics

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    Mina Sajjadi

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available English for Academic Purposes (EAP and English for Specific Purposes (ESP are developing branches of English as a Foreign Language (EFL instruction in Iran. These branches have a marginal status in the tertiary education, and the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology’s high commission offers no clear guidance for selecting and developing basic academic instructional materials related to the linguistic or communicative standards expected by teachers (Mazdayasna & Tahririan, 2008. This paper tries to evaluate an ESP textbook written for BSc students of physics entitled, ‘English for the students of physics’, which is prepared by the Center for Studying and Compiling University Books in Humanities (SAMT. The present research was based on qualitative and quantitative research techniques and included two steps. First, internal, external and overall evaluation of the book was carried out based on McDonough & Shaw (1993 model. While conducting the external evaluation of the book, the intended audience, the proficiency level, the context of use, the language, the author's views on language and methodology, the inclusion of a vocabulary list/index, visual features, and the cultural aspects were examined. The internal evaluation included the presentation of the skills, grading and sequencing, discourse skills, listening section, the representation of different learning styles. And in overall evaluation, general suitability of the textbook was assessed. In the second step, six teachers each responded to a 22-item textbook evaluation questionnaire to express their perceptions concerning various aspects of the textbooks. The results revealed the extent of appropriateness of the textbook used by BSc students of physics. Suggestions are offered for the future revision and/or designing the textbooks.

  11. 75 FR 25870 - Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic...

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National... accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), CDC and BSC, NCEH... being; and (3) train State and local personnel in health work. The BSC, NCEH/ATSDR provides advice and...

  12. Page 1 320 B L Brinda, U V Varadaraju and G V Subba Rao 4 ...

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    1988a in Chemistry of oxide superconductors (Oxford: Blackwell Sci. Publ.) Rao CNR (ed.) 1988b in Chemical and structural aspects of high temperature superconductors, (Singapore: World Scientific). Rao C N R and Raveau B 1989 Acc. Chem. Res. 22 106. Siegrist T, Zahurak S M, Murphy D W and Roth RS 1988 Nature ...

  13. Plasma cortisol concentration increases within 6 hours of stabling in RAO-affected horses.

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    Shaba, J J; Behan Braman, A; Robinson, N E

    2014-09-01

    In many inflammatory diseases plasma cortisol concentration (CORT) increases at the onset of acute inflammation, but the situation in recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) of horses is unknown. Split-plot repeated measures design with one grouping factor (disease) and two repeated factors (day and 3-hour intervals). To test the hypothesis that CORT increases as acute exacerbations of RAO develop. Four RAO-susceptible and 4 control horses were placed in a low dust environment (LDEnv) for 2 days followed by 2 days in a high dust environment (HDEnv). Exacerbations of RAO were indicated by increases in maximal change in pleural pressure (ΔPplmax) and decreases in breathing frequency variability (BFV), which was continuously measured by respiratory inductance plethysmography. Plasma samples for determination of CORT were collected every 6 h. In control horses, ΔPplmax and BFV were unaffected by the HDEnv, whereas in RAO-affected horses ΔPplmax increased and BFV decreased significantly. In the LDEnv, there was a circadian variation in CORT in both control and RAO-affected horses. In HDEnv, CORT was unaffected in control horses, but increased significantly in RAO-affected horses between 6 and 12 h after entering the HDEnv. Plasma cortisol concentration increases concurrently with the development of acute exacerbations of RAO. © 2013 EVJ Ltd.

  14. Oxidant-antioxidant status in the blood of horses with symptomatic recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).

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    Niedzwiedz, A; Jaworski, Z

    2014-01-01

    Systemic oxidative stress in horses with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is poorly characterized. The goal of this study was to investigate whether equine RAO is associated with systemic disturbances in the oxidant-antioxidant equilibrium. Seven healthy horses and 7 horses with symptomatic RAO. A prospective study. Healthy and RAO-affected horses were exposed to a 48-hour challenge with moldy hay and straw to induce clinical exacerbation of RAO. Venous blood was collected and the activities of the superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and glutathione reductase (GR) in equine erythrocyte lysates were measured. The concentration of thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARSs) was assessed both in erythrocyte lysates and in plasma. A significant increase in the activities of GPx and SOD was detected in RAO-affected horses compared with the control animals. There was no significant difference between groups in terms of the erythrocyte lysate activities of CAT, GR, or TBARs or the plasma concentration of TBARs. Our results support the hypothesis that RAO in horses is associated with systemic oxidative stress. Future studies are needed to assess whether horses suffering from RAO can benefit from antioxidant supplementation. Copyright © 2014 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  15. Gemcitabine plus best supportive care (BSC) vs BSC in inoperable non-small cell lung cancer--a randomized trial with quality of life as the primary outcome. UK NSCLC Gemcitabine Group. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

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    Anderson, H; Hopwood, P; Stephens, R J; Thatcher, N; Cottier, B; Nicholson, M; Milroy, R; Maughan, T S; Falk, S J; Bond, M G; Burt, P A; Connolly, C K; McIllmurray, M B; Carmichael, J

    2000-08-01

    Three hundred patients with symptomatic, locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC not requiring immediate radiotherapy were enrolled into this randomized multicentre trial comparing gemcitabine + BSC vs BSC alone. Patients allocated gemcitabine received 1000 mg/m2 on days 1, 8 and 15 of a 28-day cycle, for a maximum of six cycles. The main aim of this trial was to compare patient assessment of a predefined subset of commonly reported symptoms (SS14) from the EORTC QLQ-C30 and LC13 scales. The primary end-points were defined as (1) the percentage change in mean SS14 score between baseline and 2 months and (2) the proportion of patients with a marked (> or = 25%) improvement in SS14 score between baseline and 2 months sustained for > or =4 weeks. The secondary objectives were to compare treatments with respect to overall survival, and multidimensional QL parameters. The treatment groups were balanced with regard to age, gender, Karnofsky performance status (KPS) and disease stage (40% had metastatic disease). The percentage change in mean SS14 score from baseline to 2 months was a 10% decrease (i.e. improvement) for gemcitabine plus BSC and a 1% increase (i.e. deterioration) for BSC alone (P = 0.113, two-sample t-test). A sustained (> or = 4 weeks) improvement (> or =25%) on SS14 was recorded in a significantly higher proportion of gemcitabine + BSC patients (22%) than in BSC alone patients (9%) (P = 0.0014, Pearson's chi-squared test). The QLQ-C30 and L13 subscales showed greater improvement in the gemcitabine plus BSC arm (in 11 domains) than in the BSC arm (one symptom item). There was greater deterioration in the BSC alone arm (six domains/items) than in the gemcitabine + BSC arm (three QL domains). Tumour response occurred in 19% (95% CI 13-27) of gemcitabine patients. There was no difference in overall survival: median 5.7 months (95% CI 4.6-7.6) for gemcitabine + BSC patients and 5.9 months (95% CI 5.0-7.9) (log-rank, P = 0.84) for BSC patients, and 1 -year

  16. AIP-Primeca RAO Remote Laboratories in Automation

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    Pascale Coquard

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available During last decade, Internet and related webtechnology development enabled the arising of e-learningservices and made distant learning a reality. As traditionalface to face classroom became virtual classroom throughInternet, traditional laboratories found their image inElectronic Laboratories (ELABs. These ones enablelearners to train themselves on remote real or virtualsystems. They represent essential components in e-learningenvironments, especially in scientific and technicaldisciplines.In this context, AIP-Primeca RAO is a pool of resources andcompetencies about industrial topics for many universitiesin Rhône-Alpes french Region. Due to the constraintsinherent in using heavy and shared industrial resources,AIP is setting up new laboratories related to automation asboth local and distant resources. After recalling the globalcontext of e-laboratories, this paper describes this platform.It evokes first returns of use and it details evolutions tocome.

  17. A Q-TWiST analysis comparing panitumumab plus best supportive care (BSC) with BSC alone in patients with wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer.

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    Wang, J; Zhao, Z; Barber, B; Sherrill, B; Peeters, M; Wiezorek, J

    2011-06-07

    Panitumumab+best supportive care (BSC) significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) vs BSC alone in patients with chemo-refractory wild-type KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We applied the quality-adjusted time without symptoms of disease or toxicity (Q-TWiST) analysis to provide an integrated measure of clinical benefit, with the objective of comparing quality-adjusted survival between the two arms. As the trial design allowed patients on BSC alone to receive panitumumab after disease progression, which confounded overall survival (OS), the focus of this analysis was on PFS. For each treatment group, the time spent in the toxicity (grade 3 or 4 adverse events; TOX), time without symptoms of disease or toxicity (TWiST), and relapse (after disease progression; REL) states were estimated by the product-limit method, and adjusted using utility weights derived from patient-reported EuroQoL 5-dimensions measures. Sensitivity analyses were performed in which utility weights (varying from 0 to 1) were applied to time in the TOX and REL health states. There was a significant difference between groups favouring panitumumab+BSC in quality-adjusted PFS (12.3 weeks vs 5.8 weeks, respectively, PBSC significantly improved quality-adjusted survival compared with BSC alone.

  18. Can lichen species of BSC acclimate to changing environments?

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    Williams, Laura; Colesie, Claudia; Büdel, Burkhard

    2015-04-01

    The Soil Crust INternational (SCIN) project aims to achieve improved appreciation of the importance and functioning of Biological Soil Crusts (BSC) in Europe. Four sites throughout Europe were identified for having important, yet diverse BSC communities: Gössenheim in Germany, Almeria in Spain, Öland in Sweden and Hochtor in Austria. These sites vary greatly in geographic and environmental conditions; and constitute, along with cyanobacteria, algae, bryophytes and fungi a host of green algal and cyanobacterial lichen species. Many of the lichen species occur in two-four locations, despite the climatic differences, and it has been observed that species are morphologically distinctive between sites. Lichens may be adapted to different environmental conditions by symbiosis with photobionts that are suited to the local conditions. Therefore, we may expect to find that a lichen species that can survive in diverse habitats to be less photobiont specific than species with a narrow range. In recent years it has been discovered that lichens can switch their photobiont throughout the course of their lives. Whether lichens can associate with an available photobiont and switch when a preferred photobiont becomes available is not conclusively known, or whether as habitats are affected by climate change, lichens will be able to switch to a new photobiont to survive changing conditions. A transplantation experiment of lichens between biomes was installed in each of the SCIN sites to investigate the potential of different lichen species to assimilate to a new environment. Where the same lichen species occurred in 2 or more locations samples were transplanted from their natural location to the foreign for a period of 2 years. Controls were also applied; this consisted of samples being transplanted within their own site to assess the effect of the transplantation itself. The photobionts of key species are sequenced to analyse diversity of photobiont interactions within/between the

  19. 76 FR 63926 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

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    2011-10-14

    .... The main topic of the meeting will include a focused discussion, with breakout groups, on the changing... infectious disease national centers, a report from the OID/BSC Food Safety Modernization Act working group...

  20. BSC Final Report: Lessons Learned from Building America Participation; February 1995 - December 2002

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    Hendron, Bob [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2004-04-01

    This report chronicles the how and why of the key BSC Building America outcomes. It is organized and put in the context of what the Building Science Consortium has learned from and with its building industry partners.

  1. The Modern Concept of Measuring Efficiency - Implementation and Attitudes of BSC

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    Tomić Slavica

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available In modern information environment it is not enough that companies measure their results only using data from the past. BSC (Balanced Scorecard can be considered superior to previous approaches of strategic performance management that focus only on financial measures. Balanced Scorecard includes both financial and non-financial measures that drive future financial organization performances. The research questions, which this work provides answers to, is concerned by the level of awareness of 37 surveyed managers of small, medium and large companies in the Republic of Serbia with the BSC, then identifying the degree of BSC implementation in these companies, as well as the reasons for not adopting the BSC and tests which use similar performance measures.

  2. Stochastic processes and functional analysis a volume of recent advances in honor of M. M. Rao

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    Krinik, Alan C

    2004-01-01

    This extraordinary compilation is an expansion of the recent American Mathematical Society Special Session celebrating M. M. Rao's distinguished career and includes most of the presented papers as well as ancillary contributions from session invitees. This book shows the effectiveness of abstract analysis for solving fundamental problems of stochastic theory, specifically the use of functional analytic methods for elucidating stochastic processes, as made manifest in M. M. Rao's prolific research achievements. Featuring a biography of M. M. Rao, a complete bibliography of his published works,

  3. Does undertaking an intercalated BSc influence first clinical year exam results at a London medical school?

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    Howman, Mary; Jones, Melvyn

    2011-02-03

    Intercalated BScs (iBScs) are an optional part of the medical school curriculum in many Universities. Does undertaking an iBSc influence subsequent student performance? Previous studies addressing this question have been flawed by iBSc students being highly selected. This study looks at data from medical students where there is a compulsory iBSc for non-graduates. Our aim was to see whether there was any difference in performance between students who took an iBSc before or after their third year (first clinical year) exams. A multivariable analysis was performed to compare the third year results of students at one London medical school who had or had not completed their iBSc by the start of this year (n = 276). A general linear model was applied to adjust for differences between the two groups in terms of potential confounders (age, sex, nationality and baseline performance). The results of third year summative exams for 276 students were analysed (184 students with an iBSc and 92 without). Unadjusted analysis showed students who took an iBSc before their third year achieved significantly higher end of year marks than those who did not with a mean score difference of 4.4 (0.9 to 7.9 95% CI, p = 0.01). (overall mean score 238.4 "completed iBSc" students versus 234.0 "not completed", range 145.2 - 272.3 out of 300). There was however a significant difference between the two groups in their prior second year exam marks with those choosing to intercalate before their third year having higher marks. Adjusting for this, the difference in overall exam scores was no longer significant with a mean score difference of 1.4 (-4.9 to +7.7 95% CI, p = 0.66). (overall mean score 238.0 " completed iBSc" students versus 236.5 "not completed"). Once possible confounders are controlled for (age, sex, previous academic performance) undertaking an iBSc does not influence third year exam results. One explanation for this confounding in unadjusted results is that students who do better

  4. Calculation of P,T-odd interaction effect in ^{225}RaO

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    Kudashov, A D; Skripnikov, L V; Mosyagin, N S; Titov, A V

    2012-01-01

    The 10-electron generalized relativistic effective core potential and the corresponding correlation spin-orbital basis sets are generated for the Ra atom and the relativistic coupled cluster calculations for the RaO molecule are performed. The main goal of the study is to evaluate the P,T-odd parameter X characterized by the molecular electronic structure and corresponding to a "volume effect" in the interaction of the ^{225}Ra nucleus Schiff moment with electronic shells of RaO. Our final result for X(^{225}RaO) is -7532 which is surprisingly close to that in ^{205}TlF but has different sign. The obtained results are discussed and the quality of the calculations is analyzed. The value is of interest for a proposed experiment on RaO [PRA 77, 024501 (2008)] due to a very large expected Schiff moment of the ^{225}Ra nucleus.

  5. Coarrays, MUSIC, and the Cramér-Rao Bound

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    Wang, Mianzhi; Nehorai, Arye

    2017-02-01

    Sparse linear arrays, such as co-prime arrays and nested arrays, have the attractive capability of providing enhanced degrees of freedom. By exploiting the coarray structure, an augmented sample covariance matrix can be constructed and MUSIC (MUtiple SIgnal Classification) can be applied to identify more sources than the number of sensors. While such a MUSIC algorithm works quite well, its performance has not been theoretically analyzed. In this paper, we derive a simplified asymptotic mean square error (MSE) expression for the MUSIC algorithm applied to the coarray model, which is applicable even if the source number exceeds the sensor number. We show that the directly augmented sample covariance matrix and the spatial smoothed sample covariance matrix yield the same asymptotic MSE for MUSIC. We also show that when there are more sources than the number of sensors, the MSE converges to a positive value instead of zero when the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) goes to infinity. This finding explains the "saturation" behavior of the coarray-based MUSIC algorithms in the high SNR region observed in previous studies. Finally, we derive the Cram\\'er-Rao bound (CRB) for sparse linear arrays, and conduct a numerical study of the statistical efficiency of the coarray-based estimator. Experimental results verify theoretical derivations and reveal the complex efficiency pattern of coarray-based MUSIC algorithms.

  6. Empirical likelihood inference for the Rao-Hartley-Cochran sampling design

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    Berger, Yves G.

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    The Hartley-Rao-Cochran sampling design is an unequal probability sampling design which can be used to select samples from finite populations. We propose to adjust the empirical likelihood approach for the Hartley-Rao-Cochran sampling design. The approach proposed intrinsically incorporates sampling weights, auxiliary information and allows for large sampling fractions. It can be used to construct confidence intervals. In a simulation study, we show that the coverage may be better for the emp...

  7. Empirical Likelihood Confidence Intervals under the Rao-Hartley-Cochran Sampling Design

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    Berger, Yves G.

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    The Hartley-Rao-Cochran (RHC) sampling design (Rao et al., 1962) is a popular unequal probability sampling design. We show how empirical likelihood confidence intervals can be derived under this sampling design. Berger and De La Riva Torres (2012) proposed an empirical likelihood approach which can be used for point estimation and to construct confidence intervals under complex sampling designs. We show how this approach can be adjusted for the RHC sampling design. The proposed approach intri...

  8. A unification of Cramer-Rao type bounds. [in signal parameter estimation

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    Rife, D. C.; Goldstein, M.; Boorstyn, R. R.

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    This correspondence examines multiparameter generalizations of the Cramer-Rao (C-R) bound and related bounds from a new viewpoint. We derive a general class of bounds and show that Rao's generalization is the tightest (best) of the class. A bound reported by Zacks is another member of the class. This derivation of the C-R bound emphasizes its optimum nature. The relationship of the general class to Barankin bounds is also discussed.

  9. Rao-Blackwellization for Adaptive Gaussian Sum Nonlinear Model Propagation

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    Semper, Sean R.; Crassidis, John L.; George, Jemin; Mukherjee, Siddharth; Singla, Puneet

    2015-01-01

    each component weight during the nonlinear propagation stage an approximation of the true pdf can be successfully reconstructed. Particle filtering (PF) methods have gained popularity recently for solving nonlinear estimation problems due to their straightforward approach and the processing capabilities mentioned above. The basic concept behind PF is to represent any pdf as a set of random samples. As the number of samples increases, they will theoretically converge to the exact, equivalent representation of the desired pdf. When the estimated qth moment is needed, the samples are used for its construction allowing further analysis of the pdf characteristics. However, filter performance deteriorates as the dimension of the state vector increases. To overcome this problem Ref. [5] applies a marginalization technique for PF methods, decreasing complexity of the system to one linear and another nonlinear state estimation problem. The marginalization theory was originally developed by Rao and Blackwell independently. According to Ref. [6] it improves any given estimator under every convex loss function. The improvement comes from calculating a conditional expected value, often involving integrating out a supportive statistic. In other words, Rao-Blackwellization allows for smaller but separate computations to be carried out while reaching the main objective of the estimator. In the case of improving an estimator's variance, any supporting statistic can be removed and its variance determined. Next, any other information that dependents on the supporting statistic is found along with its respective variance. A new approach is developed here by utilizing the strengths of the adaptive Gaussian sum propagation in Ref. [2] and a marginalization approach used for PF methods found in Ref. [7]. In the following sections a modified filtering approach is presented based on a special state-space model within nonlinear systems to reduce the dimensionality of the optimization problem in

  10. Cramér-Rao bounds for metasurfaces susceptibilities

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    Lepetit, Thomas; Kodigala, Ashok; Kante, Boubacar

    2015-09-01

    Over the past fifteen years, a lot of efforts have been focused on understanding the effective properties of metamaterials [1]. In the last few years, metasurfaces in particular have been widely investigated [2]. Several homogenization methods dedicated to them have been proposed but, due to the topic's complexity, none have yet to be widely accepted. We considered a specific homogenization method dedicated to metasurfaces, namely Generalized Sheet Transition Conditions (GSTC, [3]). This method was chosen because it is compatible with retrieval from reflection and transmission coefficients. In this method, metasurfaces are characterized by electric and magnetic susceptibilities. In the literature, retrieved effective parameters have been shown to violate causality around resonances and this has been attributed to spatial dispersion [4]. In order to determine if spatial dispersion is the only source of this phenomenon, we have investigated the statistical properties of estimators that have been put forward for these susceptibilities. We have thus computed the Cramér-Rao lower bounds on the variance of these estimators. We have shown that this bound increases substantially around resonances making retrieval possible only for very high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR, [5]). Therefore, in experiments, issues arising from spatial dispersion and noise compound and result in non-physical effective parameters. To mitigate this, we have proposed a least-squares estimator for susceptibilities that has a better performance with respect to noise. Sensitivity to noise is particularly acute for low-loss metasurfaces. It often results in required SNRs that are unachievable in practice. The present work is thus relevant to the development of loss-compensated metasurfaces for which the issues posed by retrieval will have to be closely considered for accurate and robust device characterization.

  11. Physiological response of BSC phototrophic community to EPS removal

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    Adessi, Alessandra; Cruz de Carvalho, Ricardo; Silvestre, Susana; Rossi, Federico; Mugnai, Gianmarco; Marques da Silva, Jorge; Branquinho, Cristina; De Philippis, Roberto

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    Biological Soil Crusts (BSCs) are associations between soil particles and varying proportions of cyanobacteria, heterotrophic bacteria, algae, fungi, lichens and mosses. BSCs play a major role in soil stabilization, and in drylands have been well acknowledged for mitigating desertification effects. Amongst the wide diversity of organisms that compose BSCs, cyanobacteria are the first primary producers: they colonize nutrient-limited soils, modifying the micro-environment through the excretion of large amounts of extracellular polymeric substances (EPSs). EPSs represent a huge carbon and nitrogen source for other inhabitants of the crust, are three-dimensionally spread through the first millimeters of the soil, and have a recognized role in influencing the hydrological behavior of the crust. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible role that EPSs play in the physiology of the phototrophic community residing on a light crust (without mosses or lichens, thus mainly inhabited by cyanobacteria and algae). In particular it was investigated whether the three-dimensional matrix in which EPSs are organized allowed light distribution and diffusion inside the crust, thus influencing photosynthesis. Non-invasive techniques were used to extract the polymeric matrix and to analyze photosynthetic performances in native and extracted BSC samples. Preliminary results suggested that the mild extraction protocol allowed to remove a portion of the matrix, and that this treatment revealed highly significant differences in the optical properties of the crusts comparing native and extracted samples. The extraction did not affect cell viability, as samples after the extraction were still photosynthetically active. However, chlorophyll variable fluorescence was significantly lower in the extracted samples than in native ones, and susceptibility to photoinhibition was significantly modified. Evaluating the role of the EPSs in the community is essential to further understand the

  12. Critical factors in implementing the Balanced Scorecard-BSC Fatores críticos na implantação do Balanced Scorecard-BSC

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    Full Text Available Several issues can be raised regarding the critical factors for implementing management models such as the Balanced Scorecard (BSC. The success demands the understanding of the model by the implementation team and the workers involved. The entertainment industry, to which the Beach Park Hotel and Tourism, presents peculiarities that make the implementation of a management model a bigger challenge, and a segment that tends to grow at a rate of 10, 6% per year until 2016. Focusing the organization and context, this study aims to identify the critical factors of implementation of the BSC, through a case study, descriptive. The results showed the following critical factors for the implementation of the BSC: the absence of a culture of strategic planning, the complexity of the business and project, the history of a management style centralized and authoritarian, the centralization of the BSC at the top, restriction of management time to devote to the project; the absence of an information system, to support the project; not performing training and the lack of external consultants. In promoting organizational change, lacked adequate involvement of the leadership and and the support of the management of the dome. In successful cases, the history of management-oriented learning serves as the basis for a proper definition of the critical needs of the organization, and defining the appropriate indicators, factors that, in the case in focus, proved absent in a company without culture of planning. Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Inúmeras questões podem ser levantadas acerca dos fatores críticos para a implantação de modelos de gestão como o Balanced Scorecard (BSC. O êxito demanda a compreensão do modelo, por parte da equipe de implantação e dos colaboradores envolvidos. Ressalta-se que a indústria do entretenimento, em que se insere o Beach Park Hotéis e Turismo, possui particularidades que tornam

  13. The Bsc and the Health Management Consortia: A Case Study of its Applicability

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    Full Text Available The professional management development consistent with the demands of society is an undeniable reality in Public Health. The enactment of 11.107/2005 Law inserts an agenda for change in the reality of Health Consortia. Against this backdrop of change, uncertainty and social costs, we need to rethink management practices. The management supporting tools have been evolving rapidly since 1980, highlighting the Balanced Scorecard (BSC. The adoption of the BSC as a management supporting tool to consortia comes to meet the existing demand to improve professionalization in public administration. This article aims to analyze the applicability of a support management tool to a Health Consortia, based on BSC through a proposed pilot project in a consortium selected to do so. Thus, for the realization of this work, designed a Case Study in CISMEV - Consortium Health of Middle Velhas River, and developed a proposal for the construction of the BSC with nine distinct steps. Thus, it was possible to identify the key steps to be met for the adoption of new procedures and routines, as well as the challenges encountered in the development process of the BSC by public institutions. We also identified the possible gains from deploying this tool culminating in fulfilling the mission and building the organizational vision. It was felt that identifying motivators for choosing this tool, as well as their strengths and limitations are essential to the construction of this process with greater criticality.

  14. Apoptosis and necrosis in vaccinia virus-infected HeLa G and BSC-40 cells.

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    Liskova, Jana; Knitlova, Jarmila; Honner, Richard; Melkova, Zora

    2011-09-01

    In most cells, vaccinia virus (VACV) infection is considered to cause a lytic cell death, an equivalent of necrosis. However, upon infection of the epithelial cell lines HeLa G and BSC-40 with VACV strain Western Reserve (WR), we have previously observed an increased activation of and activity attributable to caspases, a typical sign of apoptosis. In this paper, we have further analyzed the type of cell death in VACV-infected cells HeLa G and BSC-40. In a cell-based flow cytometric assay, we showed a specific activation of caspase-2 and 4 in HeLa G and BSC-40 cells infected with VACV, strain WR, while we did not find any effects of inhibitors of calpain and cathepsin D and E. The actual activity of the two caspases, but also of caspase-3, was then confirmed in lysates of infected HeLa G, but not in BSC-40 cells. Accordingly, poly(ADP)-ribose polymerase (PARP) cleavage was found increased only in infected HeLa G cells. Consequently, we have determined morphological features of apoptosis and/or activity of the executioner caspase-3 in infected HeLa G cells in situ, while only a background apoptosis was observed in infected BSC-40 cells. Finally, vaccination strains Dryvax and Praha were found to induce apoptosis in both HeLa G and BSC-40 cells, as characterized morphologically and by PARP cleavage. These findings may be important for understanding the differences in VACV-host interactions and post-vaccination complications in different individuals. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Quantitative cine-left ventriculography - Superiority of 45 .deg. RAO view to straight AB view -

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    Lim, Tae Hwan; Han, Man Chung [Seoul Natinal University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    The volumetry by cineangiocardiography is known to have the most diagnostic and prognostic value in the evaluation of various valvular heart diseases and ischemic heart diseases. Although many authors favor the area-length method for the volumetry of left ventricle, 45 .deg. RAO projection seems to be more simple, inexpensive and accurate technique, considering the positional relationship of cardiac valves and obliquity of the long axis of left ventricle within the chest cage. Authors present the anatomical, geometrical and radiological basis for the superiority of 45 .deg. RAO protection by analyzing 20 normal heart specimen and 115 cineangiocardiograms of valvular heart diseases, and the results as follows: 1. Blood flow and motility of the mitral and aortic valves can be more clearly demonstrated by 45 .deg. RAO projection than by AP view. 2. The long diameter of left ventricular silhouette made 45 .deg. RAO projection reflects 90% or more of real diameter. 3. In RAO 45 .deg. position, patient's left nipple is optimal and convenient level for the ruler offering accurate magnification coefficient of left ventricle. 4. Ejection fraction after the extrasystole is exaggerated regardless of the left ventricular function, so it is desirable to exclude the 2 or 3 beats after extrasystole.

  16. The Polar Crust Project- BSC Diversity and Variability in the Arctic and Antarctica

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    Williams, Laura; Borchhardt, Nadine; Komisc-Buchmann, Karin; Becker, Burkhard; Karsten, Ulf; Büdel, Burkhard

    2015-04-01

    The Polar Crust Project is a newly funded DFG initiative that aims to provide a precise evaluation of the biodiversity of eukaryotic green microalgae and cyanobacteria in Biological Soil Crusts (BSC) isolated from the Antarctic Peninsula and Arctic Svalbard. This project will include a thorough investigation into the composition of BSC in the Polar regions, this especially is important for Svalbard due to the severe lack of any previous research on such communities in this area. During our expedition to Spitsbergen, Svalbard in August 2014 we were particularly surprised to find that the coverage of BSC is extremely high and is certainly the dominant vegetation type around Ny Ålesund. Due to this discovery the project has now been extended to include long term measurements of CO2 gas exchange in order to gain exact seasonal carbon fixation rates and therefore discovering how the BSC contributes to the ecosystems carbon balance. The research areas of Spitsbergen were centred around 2 localities: Ny-Ålesund is a research town, home to the AWIPEV station, on the Brøgger peninsula. Longyearbyen, which is the largest settlement on the island, is found in the valley Longyeardalen on the shore of Adventfjorden. Areas where BSC is the prevalent vegetation type were identified, 6 around Ny-Ålesund and 4 for Longyearbyen, and vegetation surveys were conducted. This entailed 625 single point measurements at each site and identifying the crust/or other cover type. For example, green algal lichen, cyanobacterial crust, higher plant, open soil. Samples were also taken at every location in order to study the green algal and cyanobacterial diversity. The vegetation survey will allow us to get a good overview of the BSC composition at the different sites. In January 2015 an expedition to the Antarctic Peninsular took place, here the sampling method was repeated and therefore both Polar Regions BSC composition can be described and compared. Here, we wish to introduce the Polar

  17. Curriculum (Study Programme) for the 3rd to 6th semester of the B.Sc., Medialogy, at Aalborg University

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    Nordahl, Rolf; Serafin, Stefania; Lavatino, Salvatore

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    Major revision of the original curriculum of the B.Sc., Medialogy. Significant changes (extensive restructuring) in comparison with the first version of the curriculum.......Major revision of the original curriculum of the B.Sc., Medialogy. Significant changes (extensive restructuring) in comparison with the first version of the curriculum....

  18. Power engineering and environment protection. The environmental policy of OAO RAO EES Rossii

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    Kozhukhovskii, I. S.; Novoselova, O. A.

    2007-06-01

    The main problems pertinent to the shaping and implementation of the environmental policy of OAO RAO EES Rossii are considered. A brief review is given of the situation with environment protection in the power industry of Russia taking into account the results from analyzing the main world trends. The main objectives and tasks that had to be achieved through conducting the Holding’s environmental policy in 2006 are described, and the most important lines of activities within the framework of the Program for Implementing the Environmental Policy of RAO are briefly reviewed.

  19. Computing the Feng-Rao distances for codes from order domains

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    2007-01-01

    We compute the Feng–Rao distance of a code coming from an order domain with a simplicial value semigroup. The main tool is the Apéry set of a semigroup that can be computed using a Gröbner basis.......We compute the Feng–Rao distance of a code coming from an order domain with a simplicial value semigroup. The main tool is the Apéry set of a semigroup that can be computed using a Gröbner basis....

  20. Responsive BScN Programming at Nipissing University: The Continuing Education of Ontario Nurses

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    Fitzgerald, Scott; Beattie, Beverley; Carter, Lorraine; Caswell, Wenda

    2014-01-01

    Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, is currently the only post-secondary institution in that province to offer a part-time Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BScN) program for Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) through a blended learning model. This program represents a "bridge" from the nurse's college diploma and offers a…

  1. A survey on existing challenges of BSC implementation for performance measurement

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The balanced scorecard (BSC is a strategic oriented tool used comprehensively in profit and nonprofit organizations all over the world to synchronize routine processes of organizations to the mission and strategy, improve inner and outter communications, control organization performance toward strategic targets. BSC has emerged from a simple performance measurement framework to a comprehensive strategic management system. It changes an organization’s strategic plan from a passive document to an active guideline for the organization on a daily basis and provides a helpful assistance that not only enables performance measurements, but also helps planners identify what should be accomplished and measured. This study focuses on how BSC is adopted as a tool for measuring effectiveness of strategy implementation in these organizations. This study adapts the BSC as a powerful tool for reaching an organization’s performance in four significant areas: Financial perspective, Customer-Market perspective, Internal Processes perspective and Learning & Growth perspective. The results suggest that governmental organizations are somehow successful in achieving their objectives in various degrees.

  2. Analysis of error floor of LDPC codes under LP decoding over the BSC

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    Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chilappagari, Shashi [UNIV OF AZ; Vasic, Bane [UNIV OF AZ; Stepanov, Mikhail [UNIV OF AZ

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    We consider linear programming (LP) decoding of a fixed low-density parity-check (LDPC) code over the binary symmetric channel (BSC). The LP decoder fails when it outputs a pseudo-codeword which is not a codeword. We propose an efficient algorithm termed the instanton search algorithm (ISA) which, given a random input, generates a set of flips called the BSC-instanton and prove that: (a) the LP decoder fails for any set of flips with support vector including an instanton; (b) for any input, the algorithm outputs an instanton in the number of steps upper-bounded by twice the number of flips in the input. We obtain the number of unique instantons of different sizes by running the ISA sufficient number of times. We then use the instanton statistics to predict the performance of the LP decoding over the BSC in the error floor region. We also propose an efficient semi-analytical method to predict the performance of LP decoding over a large range of transition probabilities of the BSC.

  3. 78 FR 11651 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

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    ... Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub... for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious... purpose of the meeting is to discuss the potential for forming an infectious disease laboratory working...

  4. 78 FR 17411 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

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    2013-03-21

    ... Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub... Infectious Diseases, and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC, in... Discussed: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the potential for forming an infectious disease...

  5. 78 FR 13678 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

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    2013-02-28

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) Notice of Cancellation: A notice was published in the Federal Register on... both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease...

  6. 75 FR 66772 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

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    2010-10-29

    ... Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub... Diseases, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and the National Center for... presentation of a draft document being developed to advance CDC's infectious disease priorities. A subsequent...

  7. 76 FR 24031 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

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    ... Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub... Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral... focused discussion on ``Transitioning Infectious Disease Prevention Programs in an Era of Change.'' Agenda...

  8. 77 FR 67651 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

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    2012-11-13

    ... Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub... National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral..., brief updates on activities of the infectious disease national centers, and a discussion on ways to...

  9. 75 FR 69687 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases, (BSC, OID)

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    ... Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases, (BSC, OID) In accordance with section 10... Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and... strategic document designed to increase the public health impact of CDC's infectious disease prevention and...

  10. 77 FR 21778 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

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    2012-04-11

    ... Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub... for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis... updates from the infectious disease national centers, and focused discussions on CDC's safe water...

  11. 78 FR 21370 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID)

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    2013-04-10

    ... Infectious Diseases (BSC, OID) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub... National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral... groups, brief updates on activities of the infectious disease national centers, and focused discussions...

  12. 78 FR 37542 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC)

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    2013-06-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC) Correction: This notice was published in the...

  13. 76 FR 9019 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS)

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    2011-02-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS) Correction: This notice was published in the Federal Register on...

  14. 75 FR 17754 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, (BSC, NCHS)

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    2010-04-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, (BSC, NCHS) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory...

  15. 77 FR 22326 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, (BSC, NCHS)

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    2012-04-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, (BSC, NCHS) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory...

  16. 78 FR 29754 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC)

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    2013-05-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC) In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal...

  17. 75 FR 6402 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Marketing (BSC, NCHM)

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    2010-02-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Marketing (BSC, NCHM) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory...

  18. 75 FR 55333 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, (BSC, NCHS)

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    2010-09-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, (BSC, NCHS) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory...

  19. 76 FR 28438 - Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)

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    2011-05-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) The meeting announced below concerns RFA CE10-004, the...

  20. Competencies of BSc and MSc programmes in electrical engineering and student portfolios

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    Mouthaan, A.J.; Brink, R.W.; Vos, Henk

    2002-01-01

    General goals of a BSc and MSc in electrical engineering are formulated, leading to a 'mission' statement clarifying the rationale behind the programmes in relation to the needs of society. These goals are made operational in terms of competencies that engineers educated through our programmes are

  1. 77 FR 31018 - Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)

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    2012-05-24

    ... [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2012)] [Notices] [Page 31018] [FR Doc No: 2012-12661] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) The...

  2. 77 FR 31359 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS)

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    2012-05-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS) Notice of Cancellation: This notice was published in the Federal...

  3. 77 FR 20823 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR)

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    2012-04-06

    ... 30329. May 1, 2012: Building 19, Room 254/255. May 2, 2012: Building 21, Room 1204A/1204B. Status: Open... Management Team; Estimating the Cost of Preparedness; (2) Programmatic responses to BSC-approved... representative updates to the Board highlighting organizational activities relevant to the OPHPR mission; (4) a...

  4. 78 FR 35036 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC)

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    2013-06-11

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC) Correction: This notice was published in the... H. Cattledge, Ph.D., M.S.E.H., Deputy Associate Director for Science, National Center for Injury...

  5. Islamic value to the modification of BSC model (a case study in evaluating company performance)

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    Harwati; Permana, Y.

    2017-12-01

    Halal is the key word for the Muslim community in consuming goods or services. Providing halal products is the main focus for companies with the largest consumers from the Muslim community. Halal is not only from the ingredients but also from the process in its production. The purpose of this study is to design a model of performance measurement for a company in order to provide halal products. Balance Score Card (BSC) is used as a framework. BSC as a performance measurement system has advantages not only focus on financial aspect but also non finance. Islamic values are incorporated into four perspective of BSC. They are: Selection of sharia financial institutions in financial perspective, payment method by consumer in consumer perspective, number of product with halal certificate and menu clarify in internal business process perspective, then accuracy of payroll time in learning and growth perspective. The modified BSC model obtains 17 Key Performance Indicators (KPI). The model is applied in a culinary industry (restaurant). Structured questionnaires and scheduled interviews are used to collect the important data. The result show that these industry fail to meet 8 from total 17 KPI so performance achievement is only 70.81%, and only reach 22.58% in Islamic value aspect. This is recorded by the company as an input to improve their performance in order to compete in halal food business.

  6. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the French version of the Rheumatoid and Arthritis Outcome Score (RAOS)

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    Duval, Aurelie; Maillefert, Jean Francis; Gossec, Laure

    2010-01-01

    The Rheumatoid and Arthritis Outcome Score (RAOS) was recently developed to evaluate functional disability and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients suffering from lower limb symptoms. The aims of this study were to cross-culturally adapt the RAOS into French and to assess its...

  7. Fast Erasure-and error decoding of algebraic geometry codes up to the Feng-Rao bound

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    Høholdt, Tom; Jensen, Helge Elbrønd; Sakata, Shojiro

    1998-01-01

    This correspondence gives an errata (that is erasure-and error-) decoding algorithm of one-point algebraic-geometry codes up to the Feng-Rao designed minimum distance using Sakata's multidimensional generalization of the Berlekamp-Massey algorithm and the voting procedure of Feng and Rao....

  8. RSCABS: An R package for performing the Rao-Scott Adjusted Cochran-Armitage trend test By Slices

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    RSCABS[3] (Rao-Scott adjusted Cochran-Armitage trend test By Slices) is a modification to the Rao-Scott[5] adjusted Cochran-Armitage trend test[1, 2] that allows for testing at each individual severity score often seen in histopathological data. The test was originally developed ...

  9. PERANCANGAN SISTEM EVALUASI KINERJA DIREKTORAT PEMBERITAAN LPP-TVRI DENGAN PENDEKATAN Balanced Scorecard (BSC

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    Deasy Indriani

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The objectives  of the research are to 1 formulate a BSC based performance model criteria in the Directorate  Information LPP-TVRI, 2 derive the Directorate  of  Information LPP-TVRI strategic components (vision and mission into a strategic plan, objective and initiative, 3 develop a strategy map for the Directorate  of  Information LPP-TVRI, 4 define chosen factors in KPI as a performance criteria, , 5 conduct a simulation on the performance criteria  plan in the Directorate  of  Information LPP-TVRI using BSC method.  The method used in the research is Balanced Scorecard (BSC for 4 perspectives; finance, consumer, internal business process, and growth and learning perspectives.  The result is presented in a strategic plan, objective and initiative based on the BSC four perspectives.  This becomes a measured output and can be evaluated by the management.  The focus on the improvement in this perspective will show a significant improvement.  The effort of the Information Directorate to increase the audience share as the responsibility in using public funds from APBN is carried out by specifying the KPI to be implemented.  The evaluation plan simulation on the performance of the Directorate Information LPP-TVRI derived from BSC method and the flow of cause and effect relationship through Strategy map, resulting in the presence of a number of KPI that has to be implemented by the TVRI management. Keywords:   balanced scorecard key, key performance indicators, Strategy Map, public televisionAbstrakTujuan penelitian ini adalah 1 merumuskan model pengukuran kinerja berbasis BSC dilingkungan Direktorat Pemberitaan LPP-TVRI, 2 menurunkan komponen-komponen strategik (visi-misi Direktorat Pemberitaan TVR kedalam  rencana strategik, tujuan dan inisiatif strategik, 3 membentuk Strategy Map untuk Direktorat Pemberitaan TVRI, 4 menentukan faktor-faktor apakah yang akan dipilih menjadi KPI sebagai pengukuran kinerja dan  5 melakukan

  10. Prof. P. Rama Rao | History | About IASc | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    BSc. Hons. 56, MA 57; Andhra Univ.: MSc. 57; BHU, Varanasi: PhD. 64. Career: IISC, Bengaluru, Dept. of Metallurgy: Sr. Res. Asst 60-62; BHU, Varanasi, Dept. of Metallurgical Engg.: Lecturer 62-67, Reader 67-75, Prof. 75-82; Defence Metallurgical Res. Lab., Hyderabad: Director 82-91; Govt. of India, Dept. of Sc. and Tech.

  11. Wideband DOA Estimation via Sparse Bayesian Learning over a Khatri-Rao Dictionary

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    Yujian Pan

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the wideband direction-of-arrival (DOA estimation by exploiting the multiple measurement vectors (MMV based sparse Bayesian learning (SBL framework. First, the array covariance matrices at different frequency bins are focused to the reference frequency by the conventional focusing technique and then transformed into the vector form. Then a matrix called the Khatri-Rao dictionary is constructed by using the Khatri-Rao product and the multiple focused array covariance vectors are set as the new observations. DOA estimation is to find the sparsest representations of the new observations over the Khatri-Rao dictionary via SBL. The performance of the proposed method is compared with other well-known focusing based wideband algorithms and the Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB. The results show that it achieves higher resolution and accuracy and can reach the CRLB under relative demanding conditions. Moreover, the method imposes no restriction on the pattern of signal power spectral density and due to the increased number of rows of the dictionary, it can resolve more sources than sensors.

  12. 21 A Srinivasa Rao1, V Sarath2, B Mrudhula3 1Corresponding ...

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    IMTU Medical Journal Volume 6- July, 2015. 21. A Srinivasa Rao1, V Sarath2, B Mrudhula3. 1Corresponding Author, , Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Katuri Medical College &. Hospital, Guntur 522 019, Andhra Pradesh, India,. Phone: 9490115156, e mail drsriortho@yahoo. co.in. 2Associate Professor, Department ...

  13. Age-Specific Citation Rates and the Egghe-Rao Function.

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    Burrell, Quentin L.

    2003-01-01

    Extends connections between retrospective citation age studies and reliability theory by considering the failure rate function from reliability, re-interpreted as the age-specific citation rate (ASCR). This is linked to earlier studies of retrospective citation distributions by Egghe and Ravichandra Rao who introduced a function claimed to…

  14. Cramér–Rao bounds for three‐point decomposition of water and fat

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    Pineda, Angel R; Reeder, Scott B; Wen, Zhifei; Pelc, Norbert J

    2005-01-01

    .... This generalization leads to a nonlinear estimation problem. The Crámer–Rao bound (CRB) was used to study the variance of the estimates of the magnitude, phase, and field map by computing the maximum effective number of signals averaged (NSA...

  15. Prof. C. N. R. Rao | History | About IASc | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    _1991). Name: RAO, Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Elected 1965; Council Service: 1971-94; President: 1989-91; Vice-President: 1974-76, 1983-85; Secretary: 1977-82; Editor of Publi-cations 1983-88. Hon. Prof., IISC and Linus Pauling ...

  16. Expression of surface platelet receptors (CD62P and CD41/61) in horses with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO).

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    Iwaszko-Simonik, Alicja; Niedzwiedz, Artur; Graczyk, Stanislaw; Slowikowska, Malwina; Pliszczak-Krol, Aleksandra

    2015-03-15

    Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is an allergic disease of horses similar to human asthma, which is characterized by airway inflammation and activation of neutrophils, lymphocytes and platelets. Platelet activation and an increase in circulating platelet-leukocyte aggregates may lead to airway remodeling. The aim of this study was to investigate platelet status in RAO-affected horses based on the platelet morphology and platelet surface expression of CD41/61 and CD62P. Ten RAO-affected horses and ten healthy horses were included in this study. Blood samples were obtained to determine the platelet count (PLT), mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet large cell ratio (P-LCR). Expression of CD62P and CD41/61 was detected by flow cytometry on activated platelets. The median PLT was significantly reduced in horses with RAO compared to the controls. The MPV and the P-LCR values were significantly higher in RAO horses than controls. Expression of CD41/61 on platelets was increased in RAO horses, while CD62P expression was reduced. This study demonstrated the morphological changes in platelets and expression of platelet surface receptors. Despite the decrease of CD62P expression, the observed increased surface expression of CD41/61 on platelets in horses with RAO may contribute to the formation of platelet aggregates in their respiratory system. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Clinical problem solving ability of BSc and diploma nursing students in Indian setting--a comparison.

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    Ezhilarasu, Punitha

    2012-01-01

    Clinical Problem Solving Ability (CPSA) is an important skill essential for nurses to achieve professional excellence which is developed during the educational process. A sample of 215 students from BSc and Diploma nursing educational programmes were studied to determine their CPSA and the differences were compared. A written simulation instrument (Ezhilarasu, 2000) with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.81 was used to measure the CPSA. BSc students scored significantly higher than Diploma students (p = 0). Final year students from both the programmes scored higher than the first year students (p = 0.01). The least commonly used step in clinical problem solving is evaluation. Along with other studies, this study also supports the influence of the educational process in the development of CPSA. Appropriate teaching strategies and role modelling by faculty should become an essential part in all nursing educational institutions.

  18. Improving efficiency of decision making units through BSC-DEA technique

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Performance evaluation is one of the most important techniques to prioritize different decision making units. Data envelopment analysis (DEA, as a non-parametric method, plays an important role for measuring relative efficiency. Balanced score card, on the other hand, is another method to evaluate a business plan based on non-financial perspectives. The integrated BSC-DEA takes advantage of the advantages of both methods' features. In this paper, we propose a BSC-DEA method to rank different decision making units. We consider different financial criteria such as profit-margin, return on assets along with non-financial criteria such as customer satisfaction, advanced services, employee skills to compare the performance of different banks. The results are analyzed and discussed, which could be used for making better decisions.

  19. Balanced Scorecard (Bsc) : Sistem Manajemen untuk Meningkatkan Kecerdasan Organisasi Mengeksekusi Strategi (Execution Quotient/xq)

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    Tjahjadi, Bambang

    2006-01-01

    Business landscape has changed dramatically within two decades. Business strategy is the most important issue for organization to survive in the changing world. Unfortunately, most organizations fail to execute their strategies due to the lack of Execution Quotient (XQ). Therefore, execution of strategy must be the main task of leaders. The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) will help those organizations to execute strategy more effectively to improve their performance. Strategy execution must be an in...

  20. Application and verification of the NMMB/BSC-CTM forecast for solar energy

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    Soret, Albert; Serradell, Kim; Piot, Matthias; Ortega, Daniel; Obiso, Vincenzo; Jorba, Oriol

    2016-04-01

    In the beginning of April 2014, northern Europe was affected by a mineral dust intrusion. On 4 April 2014, the power prediction for German solar installations was estimated as 21 GW, whereas the measured power production merely reached 11 GW. This strong overestimation significantly affected the hourly price in the wholesale electricity market: prices were firstly assessed at around 27 € /MWh but rapidly reached a level close to 150 € /MWh after recognizing the lack of solar output. It has been found that a large proportion of the uncertainty of existing NWP models can be attributed to the lack of accurate aerosol data used in order to model solar radiation. Despite the advancements in the modelling of aerosol-cloud interactions, current meteorological models use parameterizations made mostly for climate considerations (generally monthly-based). In this contribution, we analyse model results of the direct radiative effect of mineral dust over Germany at the beginning of April 2014. For that, the NMMB/BSC Chemical Transport Model (NMMB/BSC-CTM) is applied on a regional domain at 0.1° horizontal resolution. The NMMB/BSC-CTM is a new on-line chemical weather prediction system coupling atmospheric and chemistry processes. In the radiation module of the model, mineral dust is treated as a radiatively active substance interacting both short and longwave radiation. The impact of the mineral dust outbreaks on meteorology is discussed by comparing model forecasts meteorological observations. The analysis focuses on the performance of the NMMB/BSC-CTM to simulate the radiative effects of a mineral dust intrusion far from source regions. Model results would help to illustrate the added value of on-line models for long term analysis of solar resource. On-going developments: integration of anthropogenic sources and implementation of indirect radiative effects will be also presented.

  1. An Integrated MCDM Method in Ranking BSC Perspectives and key Performance Indicators (KPIs

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    Mohsen Alvandi

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The balanced scorecard (BSC approach is an effective technique for performance evaluation. BSC can better reflect the dependence and feedback problems of each factor in real world situations. This study aims at developing a set of appropriate key performance indicators according to (BSC approach for SAPCO using multiple criteria decision making(MCDM method. We provide key performance indicators through literature reviews and experts' idea in SAPCO, which is one of the biggest vehicle spare suppliers in Iran. The proposed study uses decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL and analytic network process (ANP, respectively to measure the casual relationship between the perspectives as well as the relative weights. The results based on ANP method shows that ‘‘Customer’’ is the most influential factor. In addition, internal process, financial and learning and growth are in two to four positions. Three important key performance indicators are as bellow: Total price of parts, Customer satisfaction and Lack of parts in production.

  2. Elevated BSC-1 and ROMK expression in Dahl salt-sensitive rat kidneys.

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    Hoagland, Kimberly M; Flasch, Averia K; Dahly-Vernon, Annette J; dos Santos, Elisabete Alcantara; Knepper, Mark A; Roman, Richard J

    2004-04-01

    This study compared the expression of enzymes and transport and channel proteins involved in the regulation of sodium reabsorption in the kidney of Dahl salt-sensitive (DS) and salt-resistant Brown-Norway (BN) and consomic rats (SS.BN13), in which chromosome 13 from the BN rat has been introgressed into the DS genetic background. The expression of the Na+/K+/2Cl- (BSC-1) cotransporter, Na+/H+ exchanger (NHE3), and Na+-K+-ATPase proteins were similar in the renal cortex of DS, BN, and SS.BN13 rats fed either a low-salt (0.1% NaCl) or a high-salt (8% NaCl) diet. The expression of the BSC-1 and the renal outer medullary K+ channel (ROMK) were higher, whereas the expression of the cytochrome P4504A proteins responsible for the formation of 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic (20-HETE) was lower in the outer medulla of the kidney of DS than in BN or SS.BN13 rats fed either a low-salt or a high-salt diet. In addition, the renal formation and excretion of 20-HETE was lower in DS than in BN and SS.BN13 rats. These results suggest that overexpression of ROMK and BSC-1 in the thick ascending limb combined with a deficiency in renal formation of 20-HETE may predispose Dahl S rats fed a high-salt diet to Na+ retention and hypertension.

  3. Cramer-Rao bounds for signal-to-noise ratio and combiner weight estimation

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    Dolinar, S. J.

    1986-01-01

    Cramer-Rao lower bounds on estimator variance are calculated for arbitrary unbiased estimates of signal-to-noise ratio and combiner weight parameters. Estimates are assumed to be based on a discrete set of observables obtained by matched filtering of a biphase modulated signal. The bounds are developed first for a problem model based on one observable per channel symbol period, and then extended to a more general problem in which subperiod observables are also available.

  4. Nanoparticulate CpG immunotherapy in RAO-affected horses: phase I and IIa study.

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    Klier, J; Lehmann, B; Fuchs, S; Reese, S; Hirschmann, A; Coester, C; Winter, G; Gehlen, H

    2015-01-01

    Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), an asthma-like disease, is 1 of the most common allergic diseases in horses in the northern hemisphere. Hypersensitivity reactions to environmental antigens cause an allergic inflammatory response in the equine airways. Cytosine-phosphate-guanosine-oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG-ODN) are known to direct the immune system toward a Th1-pathway, and away from the pro-allergic Th2-line (Th2/Th1-shift). Gelatin nanoparticles (GNPs) are biocompatible and biodegradable immunological inert drug delivery systems that protect CpG-ODN against nuclease degeneration. Preliminary studies on the inhalation of GNP-bound CpG-ODN in RAO-affected horses have shown promising results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and immunological effects of GNP-bound CpG-ODN in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, prospective, randomized clinical trial and to verify a sustained effect post-treatment. Twenty-four RAO-affected horses received 1 inhalation every 2 days for 5 consecutive administrations. Horses were examined for clinical, endoscopic, cytological, and blood biochemical variables before the inhalation regimen (I), immediately afterwards (II), and 4 weeks post-treatment (III). At time points I and II, administration of treatment rather than placebo corresponded to a statistically significant decrease in respiratory effort, nasal discharge, tracheal secretion, and viscosity, AaDO2 and neutrophil percentage, and an increase in arterial oxygen pressure. Administration of a GNP-bound CpG-ODN formulation caused a potent and persistent effect on allergic and inflammatory-induced clinical variables in RAO-affected horses. This treatment, therefore, provides an innovative, promising, and well-tolerated strategy beyond conventional symptomatic long-term therapy and could serve as a model for asthma treatment in humans. Copyright © 2015 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  5. A shape distance based on the Fisher-Rao metric and its application for shapes clustering

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    Gattone, Stefano Antonio; De Sanctis, Angela; Russo, Tommaso; Pulcini, Domitilla

    2017-12-01

    In the clustering of shapes, which is a longstanding challenge in the framework of geometric morphometrics and shape analysis, is crucial the selection and application of a suitable and appropriate measurement of distance among observations (i.e. individuals). The aim of this study is to model shapes from complex systems using Information Geometry tools. It is well-known that the Fisher information endows the statistical manifold, defined by a family of probability distributions, with a Riemannian metric, called the Fisher-Rao metric. With respect to this, geodesic paths are determined, minimizing information in Fisher sense. The geodesic distance induced by the Fisher-Rao metric can be used to define a shape metric which enables us to quantify differences between shapes. The discriminative power of the proposed Fisher-Rao distance is tested in the context of shapes clustering on both simulated and real data sets. Results show a better ability in recovering the true cluster structure with respect to the standard Kendall's shape metric.

  6. Realising the dream of becoming a nurse: Underrepresented BSc nursing students experiences.

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    O'Brien, Brid; Graham, Margaret M; O'Sullivan, Deirdre

    2017-07-01

    This paper describes the experiences of underrepresented BSc nursing students in realising the dream of becoming a nurse in one university. In the past ten years, pre-registration nurse education has become established within higher education in Ireland. This development includes promoting access and inclusion of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education. A third of nursing students currently access places on programmes through routes specifically designed for underrepresented groups. A qualitative descriptive study design provided an opportunity for student voices to be heard. Ethical approval was sought and granted. Eleven students were interviewed nearing completion of a four year BSc Nursing programme. Data analysis followed a thematic approach, in generating themes. Three themes emerged from the data: taking the first steps; finding a way and getting through. Findings highlight participants' challenges in balancing study, clinical practice and family life in achieving and realising their dream of becoming a nurse. This study illustrates the nature and complexities of participants' experiences throughout the BSc Nursing programmes towards becoming university graduates, eligible for registration as a nurse. Students from underrepresented groups bring rich and diverse life experiences in preparation for and becoming caring practitioners. It highlights the individuality within participants' experiences and draws attention to the value of personalised support for students. An opportunity to encourage the development of emotional intelligence needs to be fostered within nurse education programmes. Creating positive learning environments is critical to supporting student understanding of compassionate patient centred care. Findings have relevance for global curriculum design and structures to support individual student centred engagement. Further research is required to consider how best to support students from underrepresented groups

  7. The level of stress and coping mechanism adopted by I Year B.Sc. nursing students

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Stress is a fact of life that every human deals with on a daily basis. In the transitional nature of student life in professional courses like nursing, initial period of course is stressful and it adversely affects the emotional, physical, social, and academic functions. Even though the perception and response to stress and way of coping differs individually, it may produce questionable behavioral patterns in student nurses during the course of their study like feeling of loneliness, nervousness, sleeplessness, and worrying. Thus, the student nurse faces a lot of challenges and problems at the time of I Year. Objectives: The present study aimed to determine the level of stress and coping mechanisms adopted by I Year B.Sc. nursing students. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 I Year B.Sc. nursing students were selected by using non-probability convenient sampling technique. The tools used for data collection were perceived stress scale, structured coping scale, and socio- demographic proforma. Results: The studies revealed that majority of students (95.1% were in the age group of 17-19 years. The results showed that only one student (1.7% has severe stress, 46.7% has moderate stress, and remaining 51.6% has mild stress, and majority of the students (100 had average coping. There was no significant correlation (-1.167 between stress and coping mechanism of I Year B.Sc. nursing students. Conclusion: Majority of students had mild stress and average coping. The nurse administrator should plan and organize educational program for nursing students, in order to prepare them to cope up with any stressful situations. Hence, the researcher emphasizes the need for more research to improve the knowledge and by applying the research finding for future.

  8. A new approach to analyze strategy map using an integrated BSC and FUZZY DEMATEL

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    Seyed Abdollah Heydariyeh

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Today, with ever-increasing competition in global economic conditions, the necessity of effective implementation of strategy map has become an inevitable and necessary. The strategy map represents a general and structured framework for strategic objectives and plays an important role in forming competitive advantages for organizations. It is important to find important factors influencing strategy map and prioritize them based on suitable factors. In this paper, we propose an integration of BSC and Fuzzy DEMATEL technique to rank different items influencing strategy of a production plan. The proposed technique is implemented for real-world case study of glass production.

  9. CONTRIBUIÇÕES DO BSC COMO FERRAMENTA DE GESTÃO UNIVERSITÁRIA

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    Fossatti, Paulo

    2014-01-01

    O artigo tem por objetivo mostrar como o Balanced Scorecard (BSC), enquanto ferramenta de gestão, adotado por uma Instituição de Ensino Superior (IES), contribuiu para novos discursos e novas práticas de gestão e para o desenvolvimento sistêmico nos eixos: identidade da IES; ferramentas de gestão e qualidade de vida na organização. A pesquisa caracteriza-se por ser um estudo de caso de abordagem qualitativa, de uma IES Comunitária do Sul do Brasil. Os participantes do estudo foram 36 gestores...

  10. An empirical study to measure the relative efficiency and strategic planning using BSC-DEA and DEMATEL

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    Mohammad Hemati

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Performance evaluation is one of manager's main concerns in today competitive world, which covers all aspects and dimensions of organization and it is adequately flexible and measurable. So, the necessity of performance evaluation application for organizations where their intangible assets are higher than tangible ones, such as educational institutions, is more obviously observed. Balanced scorecard (BSC is discussed by the aim of promoting manager's decision making and directing their attention toward extensive operational vision of organization compared to traditional measurement systems, which only include the financial measures. However, BSC is a qualitative approach and has some disadvantages and its integration by other quantitative techniques such as data envelopment analysis makes it more efficient. The proposed model of this paper uses DEMATEL technique as part of BSC-DEA model to empower strategic planning. The proposed model of this paper is applied for 10 zone university branches of Islamic Azad universities to provide an appropriate road map.

  11. Professional satisfaction among B.Sc. nursing graduates of an institute.

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    Mehta, R S; Yadav, R

    2012-01-01

    Professional Satisfaction is a measure of valuation judgment of whether the expectations are met from the profession or not. This study was conducted to find out the professional satisfaction among pass-out B.Sc. Nursing graduates from an institute from batches 1996 to 2004. Descriptive cross-sectional study design was adopted using convenient and snowball sampling technique. Out of 104 graduates, 50 were included in the study. A pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire was used by self administration method to collect the information. Highest satisfaction was with status 36 (75%) and lowest with working condition 27 (54%). The areas with decreasing value of satisfaction were growth and development 36 (72%), achievement and recognition 35 (70%), autonomy and challenging work 35 (69%). The majority of the respondents 27 (54%) stated that there is job security in the profession and the opportunity 26 (52%) to help others was the reason for their satisfaction but 28% said that there is no updating of knowledge and autonomy 15 (30%) in nursing profession. There is no difference in professional satisfaction of the respondents living in Nepal and abroad. It is seen that though there are many problems and many areas of dissatisfaction in nursing profession the respondents were satisfied to some extent with it and the reason for brain drain among B.Sc. Nursing graduates were their personal interest.

  12. Manajemen Sumber Daya Teknologi Informasi Laboratorium Komputer Menggunakan Balanced Scorecard (BSC dan COBIT 5

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    M. Panji Ismail

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Laboratorium komputer merupakan salah satu sarana pembelajaran yang berbasis Teknologi Informasi (TI yang terdiri dari tiga sumber daya TI, yaitu software, hardware, dan brainware. Tidak adanya kesesuaian antara kemampuan hardware dengan spesifikasi hardware yang digunakan dapat menghambat pengguna (brainware dalam melakukan praktikum dan pembelajaran di laboratorium. Selain itu, ketidaksesuaian tersebut juga mengakibatkan software berjalan lambat dan computer sering error sehingga praktikum menjadi terganggu dan berjalan tidak lancar. Untuk mengetahui kesesuaian antar sumber daya TI yang ada di laboratorium dibutuhkan proses pengukuran manajemen sumber daya TI yang ada saat ini. Skala likert menjadi salah satu metode untuk mengukur kinerja software, hardware, dan tata kelola laboratorium saat ini. Hasil pengukuran kemudian dievaluasi menggunakan framework Balance Scorecard (BSC dengan melalui beberapa tahapan dan penyelarasan strategi TI. Setelah mengetahui hasil evaluasi dan kendala-kendala apa saka yang ada dalam melakukan pengelolaan maka langkah berikutnya adalah menentukan bagaimana cara memperbaiki dan melakukan peningkatan tata kelola TI. COBIT 5 akan menjadi framework pelengkap untuk memperbaiki sekaligus memprediksi pengembangan manajemen sumber daya TI. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa integrase antara COBIT 5 dengan Balance Scorecard (BSC memberikan kemampuan dalam melakukan pengukuran tata kelola laboratorium serta memberikan kemampuan untuk meningkatkan pelayanan secara kontinyu.

  13. Fisher Information and the Quantum Cramér-Rao Sensitivity Limit of Continuous Measurements

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    Gammelmark, Søren; Mølmer, Klaus

    2014-01-01

    Precision measurements with quantum systems rely on our ability to trace the differences between experimental signals to variations in unknown physical parameters. In this Letter we derive the Fisher information and the ensuing Cramér-Rao sensitivity limit for parameter estimation by continuous...... measurements on an open quantum system. We illustrate our theory by its application to resonance fluorescence from a laser-driven two-state atom; we show that photon counting and homodyne detection records yield different sensitivity to the atomic parameters, while none of them exceed our general result....

  14. Cramer-Rao Bound for Gaussian Random Processes and Applications to Radar Processing of Atmospheric Signals

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    Frehlich, Rod

    1993-01-01

    Calculations of the exact Cramer-Rao Bound (CRB) for unbiased estimates of the mean frequency, signal power, and spectral width of Doppler radar/lidar signals (a Gaussian random process) are presented. Approximate CRB's are derived using the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT). These approximate results are equal to the exact CRB when the DFT coefficients are mutually uncorrelated. Previous high SNR limits for CRB's are shown to be inaccurate because the discrete summations cannot be approximated with integration. The performance of an approximate maximum likelihood estimator for mean frequency approaches the exact CRB for moderate signal to noise ratio and moderate spectral width.

  15. Neutrophil and macrophage apoptosis in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from healthy horses and horses with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO)

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    2014-01-01

    Background Dysregulation of apoptosis has been implicated in a range of diseases including tumors, neurodegenerative and autoimmine diseases, as well as allergic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in humans. Although it has a different pathophysiology, delayed apoptosis of various inflammatory cells may play a pivotal role in the development of recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) in horses. Reduction of inflammatory cell apoptosis or a dysregulation of this process could lead to chronic inflammation and tissue injury. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the rate of apoptosis and necrosis of neutrophils and macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid obtained from seven horses suffering from RAO (study group) and seven control horses. Results We demonstrated that neutrophil/macrophage apoptosis is altered in RAO-affected horses compared with the control group in the BAL fluid. We found a significant difference between the median percentage of early and late apoptosis of neutrophils between the study and control group of horses. Moreover, we found a positive correlation between the rate of apoptosis and the median percentage of macrophages in RAO-affected horses. Conclusion The findings suggest that apoptosis dysregulation may play a significant role in the pathogenesis of RAO. However, further studies are needed to clarify the role of altered apoptosis in the course of equine recurrent airway obstruction. PMID:24460911

  16. SATCOM antenna siting study on a P-3C using the NEC-BSC V3.1

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    Bensman, D.; Marhefka, R. J.

    1990-01-01

    The location of a UHF SATCOM antenna on a P-3C aircraft is studied using the NEC-Basic Scattering Code V3.1 (NEC-BSC3). The NEC-BSC3 is a computer code based on the uniform theory of diffraction. The code is first validated for this application using scale model measurements. In general, the comparisons are good except in 10 degree regions near the nose and tail of the aircraft. Patterns for various antenna locations are analyzed to achieve a prescripted performance.

  17. A BSC-DEA approach to measure the relative efficiency of service industry: A case study of banking sector

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Performance evaluation plays an important role in determining faults and difficulties of any organization as well as attempting to increase capabilities and improve activities. Data envelopment analysis (DEA, as a non-parametric method, has been one of the most important and significant management tools for measuring output or efficiency. In this paper, we propose a method to utilize balanced score card (BSC as a tool for designing performance evaluation indices of an organization. The integrated BSC-DEA has been applied as an empirical case for a major private bank organization and the results are analyzed.

  18. Chronic Toxicity Of High Molecular Weight Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon- Pyrene On Freshwater Cyanobacterium Anabaena Fertlissima Rao

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to determine the consequences of Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon – Pyrene in response to growth, pigments and metabolic study on Anabaena fertilissima Rao. Test organisms were treated at different doses and encountered LC50 (Lethal concentration at which 50% growth reduction occur concentration separately at 1.5 mg/l, 3.0 mg/l and 6.0 mg/l respectively for Anabaena fertilissima Rao. The influence of Pyrene on growth, pigments, release of metabolites such as carbohydrates, protein, amino acid, phenols was carried out. The test doses caused a concentration dependent decrease in pigments like carotenoids and phycobilliproteins and showed more sensitivity to pyrene. Depletion of carbohydrate by 13% to 81% and proteins by 47% to 93% was encountered with rise in pyrene concentrations after 16th day of exposure. However, phenols were found to rise by 27% to 50% with increased pyrene concentrations on the contrary, amino acids were reported to decline by 79% to 92%. This study therefore suggests high molecular weight pyrene that decreases in metabolite content and enzyme activity can be used as a signal of PAHs toxicity in cyanobacteria. International Journal of Environment, Volume-2, Issue-1, Sep-Nov 2013, Pages 175-183 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ije.v2i1.9220

  19. Particle rejuvenation of Rao-Blackwellized sequential Monte Carlo smoothers for conditionally linear and Gaussian models

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    Nguyen, Ngoc Minh; Corff, Sylvain Le; Moulines, Éric

    2017-12-01

    This paper focuses on sequential Monte Carlo approximations of smoothing distributions in conditionally linear and Gaussian state spaces. To reduce Monte Carlo variance of smoothers, it is typical in these models to use Rao-Blackwellization: particle approximation is used to sample sequences of hidden regimes while the Gaussian states are explicitly integrated conditional on the sequence of regimes and observations, using variants of the Kalman filter/smoother. The first successful attempt to use Rao-Blackwellization for smoothing extends the Bryson-Frazier smoother for Gaussian linear state space models using the generalized two-filter formula together with Kalman filters/smoothers. More recently, a forward-backward decomposition of smoothing distributions mimicking the Rauch-Tung-Striebel smoother for the regimes combined with backward Kalman updates has been introduced. This paper investigates the benefit of introducing additional rejuvenation steps in all these algorithms to sample at each time instant new regimes conditional on the forward and backward particles. This defines particle-based approximations of the smoothing distributions whose support is not restricted to the set of particles sampled in the forward or backward filter. These procedures are applied to commodity markets which are described using a two-factor model based on the spot price and a convenience yield for crude oil data.

  20. Best supportive care (BSC) versus oxaliplatin, folinic acid and 5-fluorouracil (OFF) plus BSC in patients for second-line advanced pancreatic cancer: a phase III-study from the German CONKO-study group.

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    Pelzer, Uwe; Schwaner, Ingo; Stieler, Jens; Adler, Mathias; Seraphin, Jörg; Dörken, Bernd; Riess, Hanno; Oettle, Helmut

    2011-07-01

    Gemcitabine usually given until progressive disease (PD) is the main first-line treatment option for patients with inoperable advanced pancreatic cancer (APC). Currently there is no accepted active regimen for second-line chemotherapy. Previous phase II studies suggest clinical relevant activity of oxaliplatin, folinic acid and 5-FU (OFF). We initiated a phase III multicentre study comparing OFF versus best supportive care (BSC) in patients with APC progressing while on gemcitabine therapy. In this open randomized study, patients with CT and/or MRI confirmed progressive disease while on gemcitabine therapy were randomized 1:1 to OFF or BSC. Stratification included duration of first-line therapy (6 months), performance status (KPS 70-80%; 90-100%) and tumour stage (M1/M0). OFF consisted of folinic acid 200mg/m(2) followed by 5-fluorouracil 2g/m(2) (24h) on d1, d8, d15, d22 and oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2) on days 8 and 22. After a rest of 3 weeks the next cycle was started on d43. A total of 165 patients were calculated to demonstrate a doubling of survival time after progression on first-line therapy. After inclusion of forty six patients the trial was terminated according to predefined protocol regulations due to insufficient accrual (lack of acceptance of BSC by patients and physicians. Patient characteristics were well balanced between both study arms. The OFF regimen was well tolerated with more patients with grade I/II paraesthesia and grade II/III nausea/emesis and diarrhoea. Median second-line survival was 4.82 [95% Confidence Interval; 4.29-5.35] months for OFF treatment and 2.30 [95% CI; 1.76-2.83] months with BSC alone (0.45 [95% CI: 0.24-0.83], p = 0.008). Median overall survival for the sequence GEM-OFF was 9.09 [95% CI: 6.97-11.21] and 7.90 [95% CI: 4.95-10.84] months for GEM-BSC (0.50 [95% CI: 0.27-0.95], p = 0.031) respectively. Although stopped prematurely, this randomized trial provides at first time evidence for the benefit of second-line chemotherapy

  1. Profitability of companies that use Balanced Scorecard (BSC versus companies that use only financial performance indicators Rentabilidade de empresas que utilizam o Balanced Scorecard (BSC versus empresas que utilizam somente indicadores de desempenho financeiros

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    Irani Rocha

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to verify whether there is impact difference on the profitability of companies that use financial and nonfinancial performance indicators, as proposed in the Balanced Scorecard (BSC, and companies that use only financial performance indicators. The survey includes companies listed in the magazines Valor 1000 and Exame Maiores e Melhores and, as for the sample, publicly traded companies listed in both publications, representing 169 companies. In the survey conducted to determine whether or not the company uses BSC, out of the 169 companies contacted, 65 responded and 104 did not answer the questioning. Out of the 65 respondents, 19 use BSC and 46 don´t. The indexes were extracted from the financial statements and the non-financial administration reports and explanatory notes. Three financial indicators were selected and, for the non-financial perspectives, for enterprises using BSC, through content analysis, indicators that characterize the customer perspectives were identified, as well as internal learning and growth processes. For the analysis of company results before and after the implementation of BSC, hypotheses were developed for the indicators that showed a more expressive correlation coefficient. The one-tailed test indicated a high correlation in the indicators of learning and growth perspective and a lower one from the costumer perspectives and internal processes. Although the evidences are not abundant, it was concluded that there is a difference in the profitability of enterprises that use financial and nonfinancial performance indicators compared to the ones using just the indicators of financial performance.O estudo objetiva verificar se há diferença de impacto na rentabilidade de empresas que utilizam indicadores de desempenho financeiros e não financeiros conforme proposto no Balanced Scorecard (BSC e de empresas que somente utilizam indicadores de desempenho financeiros. A população da pesquisa compreende

  2. Medialogi (Dansk informations brochure om Medialogi-uddannelsen, 1. til 10. semester (B.Sc. & Cand.Scient))

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    Nordahl, Rolf; Andersen, Hans Jørgen

    2006-01-01

    Informationsbrochure, 28 sider, om Medialogi uddannelsen (Cand. Scient.), der udbydes af Aalborg Universitet i Aalborg, Esbjerg og København. Brochuren beskriver 1. til 10. semester af uddannelsen (B.Sc. og M.Sc.). Informationen er primært rettet mod potentielle ansøgere til Medialogi uddannelsen...

  3. 76 FR 36923 - Meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC): Notice of...

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC): Notice of Cancellation AGENCY: National Toxicology Program (NTP), National Institute of Environmental... [email protected] ). Dated: June 14, 2011. John R. Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology...

  4. Changes in BSc Business Administration and Psychology Students' Learning Styles over One, Two and Three Years of Study

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    Nielsen, Tine

    2013-01-01

    Knowledge on general or discipline-specific changes in the learning styles of university students can be utilised in the design and execution of courses, but little is known of such changes. The study examined the changes in the learning styles of three year groups of BSc Business Administration and Psychology students from admittance to one, two…

  5. [Management and accounting solution required in clinical laboratory department in the hospital and the balanced scorecard (BSC)].

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    Takahashi, Toshiro

    2006-11-01

    This is to describe required accounting knowledge and the techniques for the clinical laboratory department management level people to operate their division from the viewpoint of management. Especially, the necessity and the efficacy of the BSC implementation in the clinical laboratory department are being explained.

  6. A framework to select commercial bank partner using fuzzy BSC-DEA method

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    Moussa Azarbad

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available One of the primary concerns of many corporate organizations is to assess the weakness and strength of their future partners in an attempt to reduce all potential risks involved with them. In this paper, we present a BSC-DEA based model to indentify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a firm. The proposed model of this paper assumes there are various uncertainties associated with all input/output parameters and uses fuzzy numbers to handle the uncertainties. We also consider a real-world case study of banking industry where four major banks are possible candidates of a partnership and implement the proposed model of this paper for this case study. The results of this study reveal some of the issues such as weakness of electronic banking, services and resource allocation as part of their infrastructure problems.

  7. A Cramer Rao analysis on receiver placement in a FM band commensal radar system based on doppler only measurements

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    Maasdorp, FDV

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available to derive the theoretical achievable bound for a given receiver configuration and used as a basis to select the optimal receiver placement. Theoretical concepts such as Shannon entropy and Cramer-Rao analysis are explained and used in the selection process...

  8. Comment on a paper of Rao et al., an entry of Ramanujan and a new 3F2(1)

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    Milgram, Michael

    2007-04-01

    A hypergeometric transformation formula is developed that simultaneously simplifies and generalizes arguments and identities in a previous paper of Rao et al. [An entry of Ramanujan on hypergeometric series in his notebooks, J. Comput. Appl. Math. 173(2) (2005) 239-246].

  9. The influence of random element displacement on DOA estimates obtained with (Khatri-Rao-)root-MUSIC.

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    Inghelbrecht, Veronique; Verhaevert, Jo; van Hecke, Tanja; Rogier, Hendrik

    2014-11-11

    Although a wide range of direction of arrival (DOA) estimation algorithms has been described for a diverse range of array configurations, no specific stochastic analysis framework has been established to assess the probability density function of the error on DOA estimates due to random errors in the array geometry. Therefore, we propose a stochastic collocation method that relies on a generalized polynomial chaos expansion to connect the statistical distribution of random position errors to the resulting distribution of the DOA estimates. We apply this technique to the conventional root-MUSIC and the Khatri-Rao-root-MUSIC methods. According to Monte-Carlo simulations, this novel approach yields a speedup by a factor of more than 100 in terms of CPU-time for a one-dimensional case and by a factor of 56 for a two-dimensional case.

  10. The Influence of Random Element Displacement on DOA Estimates Obtained with (Khatri–Rao-)Root-MUSIC

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    Inghelbrecht, Veronique; Verhaevert, Jo; van Hecke, Tanja; Rogier, Hendrik

    2014-01-01

    Although a wide range of direction of arrival (DOA) estimation algorithms has been described for a diverse range of array configurations, no specific stochastic analysis framework has been established to assess the probability density function of the error on DOA estimates due to random errors in the array geometry. Therefore, we propose a stochastic collocation method that relies on a generalized polynomial chaos expansion to connect the statistical distribution of random position errors to the resulting distribution of the DOA estimates. We apply this technique to the conventional root-MUSIC and the Khatri-Rao-root-MUSIC methods. According to Monte-Carlo simulations, this novel approach yields a speedup by a factor of more than 100 in terms of CPU-time for a one-dimensional case and by a factor of 56 for a two-dimensional case. PMID:25393783

  11. Cramér-Rao Bound Study of Multiple Scattering Effects in Target Separation Estimation

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    Edwin A. Marengo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The information about the distance of separation between two-point targets that is contained in scattering data is explored in the context of the scalar Helmholtz operator via the Fisher information and associated Cramér-Rao bound (CRB relevant to unbiased target separation estimation. The CRB results are obtained for the exact multiple scattering model and, for reference, also for the single scattering or Born approximation model applicable to weak scatterers. The effects of the sensing configuration and the scattering parameters in target separation estimation are analyzed. Conditions under which the targets' separation cannot be estimated are discussed for both models. Conditions for multiple scattering to be useful or detrimental to target separation estimation are discussed and illustrated.

  12. Cramer-Rao Bound for Blind Channel Estimators in Redundant Block Transmission Systems

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    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we derive the Cramer-Rao bound (CRB) for blind channel estimation in redundant block transmission systems, a lower bound for the mean squared error of any blind channel estimators. The derived CRB is valid for any full-rank linear redundant precoder, including both zero-padded (ZP) and cyclic-prefixed (CP) precoders. A simple form of CRBs for multiple complex parameters is also derived and presented which facilitates the CRB derivation of the problem of interest. A comparison is made between the derived CRBs and performances of existing subspace-based blind channel estimators for both CP and ZP systems. Numerical results show that there is still some room for performance improvement of blind channel estimators.

  13. Gating Techniques for Rao-Blackwellized Monte Carlo Data Association Filter

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    Yazhao Wang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper studies the Rao-Blackwellized Monte Carlo data association (RBMCDA filter for multiple target tracking. The elliptical gating strategies are redesigned and incorporated into the framework of the RBMCDA filter. The obvious benefit is the reduction of the time cost because the data association procedure can be carried out with less validated measurements. In addition, the overlapped parts of the neighboring validation regions are divided into several separated subregions according to the possible origins of the validated measurements. In these subregions, the measurement uncertainties can be taken into account more reasonably than those of the simple elliptical gate. This would help to achieve higher tracking ability of the RBMCDA algorithm by a better association prior approximation. Simulation results are provided to show the effectiveness of the proposed gating techniques.

  14. Automatic Detection and Classification of Variability for the RAO Variable Star Search

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    Williams, Michael D.; Milone, E. F.

    2006-06-01

    The RAO Variable Star Search (RAOVS) can sample on the order of 30000 stars in a single field. With so many light curves it is important to have an automated process for detecting variability and classifying the detections. To detect periodic variations we use an epoch shifting technique, based on an analysis of variance technique, ANOVA, described by S. R. Davis. This technique allows us to increase the signal to noise for periodic signals and requires no assumption about the shape of the intrinsic light curve. As well as automatically detecting variables we have also developed an automatic classification system. This work has been supported in part by Canadian NSERC grants to E. F. Milone.

  15. Cramer-Rao Bounds for M-PSK Packets with Random Phase

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    Drake, Jeffrey

    1999-01-01

    In this paper, we derive new Cramer-Rao bounds (CRBs) for the estimation of phase from a block of random M-PSK (M=8) symbols for the case where the phase to be estimated is a random variable(r.v.). Existing bounds for 2 and 4-PSK which model the phase as non-random are extended to obtain a new 8-PSK CRB. The new bound which models the phase as a r.v. is compared to the new 8-PSK bound which models the phase as non-random. With 8-PSK we see clearly that use of the random phase CRB more accurately models the behavior if the phase, as normally happens, is supposed to be constrained to the interval [-pi/M,pi/M).

  16. From Indianness to Humanness: Raja Rao and the Politics of Truth

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    Full Text Available Abstract – Raja Rao is not merely a metaphysical writer, as many scholars of the first Commonwealth generation depict him, but rather a much more complex one whose literary dimensions transcend the commonplace essentializing ‘Hinduness’ conveyed by many critics over three decades. I offer instead an amplification of Rao’s idea of India by framing his novels in a cross-cultural space which evolves during the course of his entire oeuvre on both philosophical and political levels. This dynamic ambivalence has its foremost predecessor in Mahatma Gandhi’s politico-spiritual legacy, Satyagraha (‘the force of Truth’ which becomes the centripetal and cohesive force of Raja Rao’s fiction.

  17. Chronic noradrenaline increases renal expression of NHE-3, NBC-1, BSC-1 and aquaporin-2.

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    Sonalker, Prajakta A; Tofovic, Stevan P; Bastacky, Sheldon I; Jackson, Edwin K

    2008-05-01

    1. Because chronic activation of the renal sympathetic nervous system promotes sodium and water retention, it is conceivable that long-term exposure of the kidney to the sympathetic neurotransmitter noradrenaline upregulates the expression of key renal epithelial transport systems. 2. To test this hypothesis, we used immunoblotting of renal cortical and medullary tissue to investigate the abundance of major transport systems expressed along the renal tubule in response to long-term (15 days) infusions of noradrenaline (600 ng/min) in rats. 3. Mean arterial blood pressure and heart rate were significantly elevated in rats receiving chronic infusions of noradrenaline (128 +/- 10 mmHg and 492 +/- 16 b.p.m., respectively) compared with animals treated with saline only (89 +/- 3 mmHg and 376 +/- 14 b.p.m., respectively). 4. Chronic infusions of noradrenaline also increased the protein abundance of the cortical Na(+)/H(+) exchanger isoform 3 (NHE-3; 2.5-fold; P = 0.0142), the cortical sodium-bicarbonate cotransporter NBC-1 (2.5-fold; P = 0.0067), the bumetanide-sensitive sodium-potassium-chloride cotransporter BSC-1/NKCC2 in the inner stripe of outer medulla (threefold; P = 0.0020) and aquaporin-2 in the inner medulla (twofold; P = 0.0039). 5. In contrast, noradrenaline did not significantly affect expression of the thiazide-sensitive Na(+)-Cl(-) cotransporter in the cortex, Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase-alpha(1) in the cortex and inner stripe of the outer or inner medulla, the inwardly rectifying K(+) channel (ROMK-1) in the inner stripe of the outer medulla or aquaporin-1 in the cortex or inner medulla. Noradrenaline did significantly, but modestly (less than twofold), increase aquaporin-1 in the inner stripe of the outer medulla. 6. We conclude that noradrenaline-induced increases in the expression of NHE-3, NBC-1, BSC-1 and aquaporin-2 are likely to play an important role in the regulation of salt and water transport by noradrenaline in the kidney and may explain, at least in

  18. Integrating Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Framework for Sustainable Business in a Software Factory in the Financial Sector

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    Cesar alvarez Perez; Vicente Rodríguez Montequín; Francisco Ortega Fernandez; Joaquín Villanueva Balsera

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    A balanced scorecard (BSC) framework for a factory that develops software for banking was proposed by us at the end of 2015 to ensure its sustainability, and was focused on improving its productivity and cost...

  19. Development of a Framework for Sustainable Outsourcing: Analytic Balanced Scorecard Method (A-BSC

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    Fabio De Felice

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, many enterprises choose to outsource its non-core business to other enterprises to reduce cost and increase the efficiency. Many enterprises choose to outsource their supply chain management (SCM and leave it to a third-party organization in order to improve their services. The paper proposes an integrated and multicriteria tool useful to monitor and to improve performance in an outsourced supply chain. The Analytic Balanced Scorecard method (A-BSC is proposed as an effective method useful to analyze strategic performance within an outsourced supply chain. The aim of the paper is to present the integration of two methodologies: Balanced Scorecard, a multiple perspective framework for performance assessment, and Analytic Hierarchy Process, a decision-making tool used to prioritize multiple performance perspectives and to generate a unified metric. The development of the framework is aimed to provide a performance analysis to achieve better sustainability performance of supply chain. A real case study concerning a typical value chain is presented.

  20. Why medical students choose not to carry out an intercalated BSc: a questionnaire study.

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    Nicholson, Jamie A; Cleland, Jennifer; Lemon, John; Galley, Helen F

    2010-03-23

    At some medical schools, students can opt to undertake a 1 year intercalated degree, usually a BSc, in addition to their medical course. Over the last few years the numbers of students who have opted to undertake an intercalated degree have been steadily decreasing despite the advantages in securing foundation posts. The aim of this study was to find out why medical students opted not to take an intercalated degree. All 4th and 5th year medical students (n = 343) who had elected not to take an intercalated degree were personally handed a questionnaire. 293 completed questionnaires were returned (response rate 85%). The most common reason students opted not to intercalate was because they did not want to have another year of study (69.6%) or incur more debt (51.9%). Only 45 (15.3%) students said they had enough information to inform their decision: reported take up of information provision was poor. Our findings indicate that the benefits of intercalating need to be better defined and presented to students in a way that they can make a more informed decision.

  1. Lecturers' experiences of facilitating guided group reflection with pre-registration BSc Nursing students.

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    Mc Carthy, Jane; Cassidy, Irene; Tuohy, Dympna

    2013-01-01

    The development of reflective practitioners is integral to undergraduate nursing degree programmes. This study reports on lecturers' experiences of facilitating guided group reflection with pre-registration BSc Nursing students.The research purposively sampled lecturers (n=7) working in a department of nursing and midwifery at a third level institute in Ireland, all of whom were registered nurses. Using a qualitative research approach, data was collected through audio-taped semi-structured individual interviews. The data were thematically analysed using guidelines developed by Braun and Clarke (2006). Tripartite researcher discussion and further analysis of these initial individual analyses led to consensus regarding the three themes arising from the study. These were: Being a facilitator; Facilitating reflective learning and Creating structure. The discussion centred on: having knowledge and experience to effectively facilitate guided group reflection; the influence of the facilitator's personal philosophy on reflection and adult learning on group facilitation; and finally concerns regarding professional responsibility in response to students' reflective practice accounts. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. A hybrid algorithm of BSC and QFD to determine the criteria affecting implementation of successful outsourcing

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    Mohammad Hemati

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Successful organizations share some identical factors that pave the way for their success. Among these factors, strategic management is the key to success for organizations to contribute more to the competitive world market of today. In this respect, the pivotal role of outsourcing cannot be denied. This research parallelizes the criteria affecting the outsourcing success as presented in Elmuti model with the Balanced score card method in the Tose'e Ta'avon Bank. In this research, questionnaires and interviews with experts helped determine the strategic goals at four perspectives of balanced score card method (at Tose'e Ta'avon Bank and the relative weights were computed for each of balance score card (BSC perspectives by using AHP method. As the next step, the indexes were prioritized by applying the quality function development(QFD technique and considering strategic goals at four perspectives in section "WHAT" and the outsourcing success criteria of Elmuti model in section "HOW". At the end of algorithm, the results are compared with the Elmuti method. Based on the results, the hybrid proposed technique seems to perform better than Elmuti.

  3. Why medical students choose not to carry out an intercalated BSc: a questionnaire study

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    Lemon John

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background At some medical schools, students can opt to undertake a 1 year intercalated degree, usually a BSc, in addition to their medical course. Over the last few years the numbers of students who have opted to undertake an intercalated degree have been steadily decreasing despite the advantages in securing foundation posts. The aim of this study was to find out why medical students opted not to take an intercalated degree. Methods All 4th and 5th year medical students (n = 343 who had elected not to take an intercalated degree were personally handed a questionnaire. Results 293 completed questionnaires were returned (response rate 85%. The most common reason students opted not to intercalate was because they did not want to have another year of study (69.6% or incur more debt (51.9%. Only 45 (15.3% students said they had enough information to inform their decision: reported take up of information provision was poor. Conclusions Our findings indicate that the benefits of intercalating need to be better defined and presented to students in a way that they can make a more informed decision.

  4. Measurement of the Strategic Performance of Hospitality in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a balanced scorecard Approach (BSC

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    Mohamed A.M. El-Hindawy, Dr.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we planned to realize the marketing managers’ perceptions through their perception of Strategic Performance Dimension of view and the Balanced scorecard (BSC technique for the Measurement of the Strategic Performance.The respondents in this study were a group of Marketing managers working in the Hospitality Sector (Experiences in number of years of Madina, Saudi Arabia Hospitality. It has been observed trough literature and a limited Marketing Managers’ survey that only financial perspective measures are used with objectives. Balanced Score Card (BSC enables to measure objectives across four perspectives: (1 the financial perspective, (2 the customer perspective, (3 the internal business process perspective, and (4 the learning and growth perspective. Hypothesis is formulated about the relationship between perception of managers about the Dimension of view and the Balanced Score Card (BSC and the years of Experience. We also designed a questionnaire that was distributed to a population of 130 Marketing managers in the field of Hospitality. The year of study was 2011, with Marketing managers’ survey instruments that measure Balanced Score Card Dimension. The result of the study shows that there are significant differences between the three types of Hospitality Marketing managers’ (Experience in number of years:1-3years, 3-6years, more than 6years. After discussing the findings, some policy implications are suggested for the Hospitality, as well to practitioners seeking an understanding of a practical managerial tool. Limitations of the study are highlighted and further research discussions are suggested.

  5. A novel hybrid MCDM model for performance evaluation of research and technology organizations based on BSC approach.

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    Varmazyar, Mohsen; Dehghanbaghi, Maryam; Afkhami, Mehdi

    2016-10-01

    Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a strategic evaluation tool using both financial and non-financial indicators to determine the business performance of organizations or companies. In this paper, a new integrated approach based on the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) methods are proposed to evaluate the performance of research centers of research and technology organization (RTO) in Iran. Decision-Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) are employed to reflect the interdependencies among BSC perspectives. Then, Analytic Network Process (ANP) is utilized to weight the indices influencing the considered problem. In the next step, we apply four MCDM methods including Additive Ratio Assessment (ARAS), Complex Proportional Assessment (COPRAS), Multi-Objective Optimization by Ratio Analysis (MOORA), and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) for ranking of alternatives. Finally, the utility interval technique is applied to combine the ranking results of MCDM methods. Weighted utility intervals are computed by constructing a correlation matrix between the ranking methods. A real case is presented to show the efficacy of the proposed approach. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. The Cramer-Rao Bound and DMT Signal Optimisation for the Identification of a Wiener-Type Model

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    H. Koeppl

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available In linear system identification, optimal excitation signals can be determined using the Cramer-Rao bound. This problem has not been thoroughly studied for the nonlinear case. In this work, the Cramer-Rao bound for a factorisable Volterra model is derived. The analytical result is supported with simulation examples. The bound is then used to find the optimal excitation signal out of the class of discrete multitone signals. As the model is nonlinear in the parameters, the bound depends on the model parameters themselves. On this basis, a three-step identification procedure is proposed. To illustrate the procedure, signal optimisation is explicitly performed for a third-order nonlinear model. Methods of nonlinear optimisation are applied for the parameter estimation of the model. As a baseline, the problem of optimal discrete multitone signals for linear FIR filter estimation is reviewed.

  7. Impact of an intercalated BSc on medical student performance and careers: a BEME systematic review: BEME Guide No. 28.

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    Jones, Melvyn; Hutt, Patrick; Eastwood, Sophie; Singh, Surinder

    2013-10-01

    Intercalated BScs (iBScs) are an optional part of undergraduate (UG) medicine courses in UK, Eire, Australia, New Zealand, the West Indies, Hong Kong, South Africa and Canada, consisting of advanced study into a particular field of medicine, often combined with research. They potentially improve students' skills and allow exploration of specific areas of interest. They are, however, expensive for institutions and students and delay workforce entry. There is conflicting evidence about their impact. A mixed-method systematic review (meta-analysis and critical interpretive synthesis) of the biomedical and educational literature, focusing on the impact of iBScs on UG performance, skills, and career choice, and to explore students' and other stakeholders' opinions about iBScs. In the meta-analytic part of this review, we identified five studies which met our predetermined quality criteria. For UG performance, two studies using different methodologies report an improvement in UG performance; one study reported an Odds Ratio [OR] of 3.58 [95% CI 1.47-8.83] and the second reported a significant improvement in finals scores (1.27 points advantage 95% CI 0.52-2.02). One study reported a mixed result, while two studies showed no improvement. Regarding skills and attitudes, one paper suggested iBScs lead to the development of deeper learning styles. With regard to subsequent careers, two studies suggested that for those students undertaking an iBSc there is an increased chance following an academic career [ORs of 3.6 (2.3-5.8) to 5.94 (3.6-11.5)]. Seven of eight studies (with broader selection criteria) reported that iBSc students were less likely to pursue GP careers (ORs no effect to 0.17 [0.07-0.36]). Meta-analysis of the data was not possible. In the critical interpretative synthesis analysis, we identified 46 articles, from which three themes emerged; firstly, the decision to undertake an iBSc, with students receiving conflicting advice; secondly, the educational

  8. Several new inequalities on operator means of non-negative maps and Khatri–Rao products of positive definite matrices

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    Zeyad Abdel Aziz Al-Zhour

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we provide some interested operator inequalities related with non-negative linear maps by means of concavity and convexity structure, and also establish some new attractive inequalities for the Khatri–Rao products of two or more positive definite matrices. These results lead to inequalities for Hadamard product and Ando’s and α-power geometric means, as a special case.

  9. Novel Mobile Robot Simultaneous Loclization and Mapping Using Rao-Blackwellised Particle Filter

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    Li Maohai

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the novel method of mobile robot simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM, which is implemented by using the Rao-Blackwellised particle filter (RBPF for monocular vision-based autonomous robot in unknown indoor environment. The particle filter is combined with unscented Kalman filter (UKF to extending the path posterior by sampling new poses that integrate the current observation. The landmark position estimation and update is implemented through the unscented transform (UT. Furthermore, the number of resampling steps is determined adaptively, which seriously reduces the particle depletion problem. Monocular CCD camera mounted on the robot tracks the 3D natural point landmarks, which are structured with matching image feature pairs extracted through Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT. The matching for multi-dimension SIFT features which are highly distinctive due to a special descriptor is implemented with a KD-Tree in the time cost of O(log2N. Experiments on the robot Pioneer3 in our real indoor environment show that our method is of high precision and stability.

  10. Novel Mobile Robot Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Using Rao-Blackwellised Particle Filter

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    Hong Bingrong

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the novel method of mobile robot simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM, which is implemented by using the Rao-Blackwellised particle filter (RBPF for monocular vision-based autonomous robot in unknown indoor environment. The particle filter is combined with unscented Kalman filter (UKF to extending the path posterior by sampling new poses that integrate the current observation. The landmark position estimation and update is implemented through the unscented transform (UT. Furthermore, the number of resampling steps is determined adaptively, which seriously reduces the particle depletion problem. Monocular CCD camera mounted on the robot tracks the 3D natural point landmarks, which are structured with matching image feature pairs extracted through Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT. The matching for multi-dimension SIFT features which are highly distinctive due to a special descriptor is implemented with a KDTree in the time cost of O(log2N. Experiments on the robot Pioneer3 in our real indoor environment show that our method is of high precision and stability.

  11. Cram\\'er-Rao Bounds for Polynomial Signal Estimation using Sensors with AR(1) Drift

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    Kar, Swarnendu; Palaniswami, Marimuthu

    2012-01-01

    We seek to characterize the estimation performance of a sensor network where the individual sensors exhibit the phenomenon of drift, i.e., a gradual change of the bias. Though estimation in the presence of random errors has been extensively studied in the literature, the loss of estimation performance due to systematic errors like drift have rarely been looked into. In this paper, we derive closed-form Fisher Information matrix and subsequently Cram\\'er-Rao bounds (upto reasonable approximation) for the estimation accuracy of drift-corrupted signals. We assume a polynomial time-series as the representative signal and an autoregressive process model for the drift. When the Markov parameter for drift \\rho<1, we show that the first-order effect of drift is asymptotically equivalent to scaling the measurement noise by an appropriate factor. For \\rho=1, i.e., when the drift is non-stationary, we show that the constant part of a signal can only be estimated inconsistently (non-zero asymptotic variance). Practica...

  12. Perturbed soliton excitations of Rao-dust Alfvén waves in magnetized dusty plasmas

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    Kavitha, L., E-mail: louiskavitha@yahoo.co.in [Department of Physics, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur 610 101 (India); The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (Italy); Lavanya, C.; Senthil Kumar, V. [Department of Physics, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu 636 011 (India); Gopi, D. [Department of Chemistry, Periyar University, Salem 636 011 (India); Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu 636 011 (India); Pasqua, A. [Department of Physics, University of Trieste, Trieste (Italy)

    2016-04-15

    We investigate the propagation dynamics of the perturbed soliton excitations in a three component fully ionized dusty magnetoplasma consisting of electrons, ions, and heavy charged dust particulates. We derive the governing equation of motion for the two dimensional Rao-dust magnetohydrodynamic (R-D-MHD) wave by employing the inertialess electron equation of motion, inertial ion equation of motion, the continuity equations in a plasma with immobile charged dust grains, together with the Maxwell's equations, by assuming quasi neutrality and neglecting the displacement current in Ampere's law. Furthermore, we assume the massive dust particles are practically immobile since we are interested in timescales much shorter than the dusty plasma period, thereby neglecting any damping of the modes due to the grain charge fluctuations. We invoke the reductive perturbation method to represent the governing dynamics by a perturbed cubic nonlinear Schrödinger (pCNLS) equation. We solve the pCNLS, along the lines of Kodama-Ablowitz multiple scale nonlinear perturbation technique and explored the R-D-MHD waves as solitary wave excitations in a magnetized dusty plasma. Since Alfvén waves play an important role in energy transport in driving field-aligned currents, particle acceleration and heating, solar flares, and the solar wind, this representation of R-D-MHD waves as soliton excitations may have extensive applications to study the lower part of the earth's ionosphere.

  13. Quantum Cramer–Rao Bound for a Massless Scalar Field in de Sitter Space

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    Marcello Rotondo

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    Full Text Available How precisely can we estimate cosmological parameters by performing a quantum measurement on a cosmological quantum state? In quantum estimation theory, the variance of an unbiased parameter estimator is bounded from below by the inverse of measurement-dependent Fisher information and ultimately by quantum Fisher information, which is the maximization of the former over all positive operator-valued measurements. Such bound is known as the quantum Cramer –Rao bound. We consider the evolution of a massless scalar field with Bunch–Davies vacuum in a spatially flat FLRW spacetime, which results in a two-mode squeezed vacuum out-state for each field wave number mode. We obtain the expressions of the quantum Fisher information as well as the Fisher informations associated to occupation number measurement and power spectrum measurement, and show the specific results of their evolution for pure de Sitter expansion and de Sitter expansion followed by a radiation-dominated phase as examples. We will discuss these results from the point of view of the quantum-to-classical transition of cosmological perturbations and show quantitatively how this transition and the residual quantum correlations affect the bound on the precision.

  14. Cramér-Rao lower bound calculations for image registration using simulated phenomenology.

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    Tyler, David W; Dank, Jeffrey A

    2015-08-01

    The Cramér-Rao lower bound (CRLB) is a valuable tool to quantify fundamental limits to estimation problems associated with imaging systems, and has been used previously to study image registration performance bounds. Most existing work, however, assumes constant-variance noise; for many applications, noise is signal-dependent. Further, linear filters applied after detection can potentially yield reduced registration error, but prior work has not treated the CRLB behavior caused by filter-imposed noise correlation. We have developed computational methods to efficiently generalize existing image registration CRLB calculations to account for the effect of both signal-dependent noise and linear filtering on the estimation of rigid-translation ("shift") parameters. Because effective use of the CRLB requires radiometrically realistic simulated imagery, we have also developed methods to exploit computer animation software and available optical properties databases to conveniently build and modify synthetic objects for radiometric image simulations using DIRSIG. In this paper, we present the generalized expressions for the rigid shift Fisher information matrix and discuss the properties of the associated CRLB. We discuss the methods used to synthesize object "sets" for use in DIRSIG, and then demonstrate the use of simulated imagery in the CRLB code to choose an error-minimizing filter and optimal integration time for an image-based tracker in the presence of random platform jitter.

  15. Estimation of parameters of a laser Doppler velocimeter and their Cramer--Rao lower bounds

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    Zhou, Jian; Long, Xingwu

    2011-08-01

    Considering the influence of acceleration and the Gaussian envelope for a laser Doppler velocimeter (LDV), parameter estimation of a Doppler signal with a Gaussian envelope was investigated based on introducing acceleration. According to the theory of mathematics statistics, the Cramer--Rao lower bounds (CRLBs) of Doppler circular frequency and its first order rate were analyzed, formulas of CRLBs were given, and the power spectrum estimation with adjustment was discussed. The results of theory and the simulation show that the CRLBs are related to the data length, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and the width of the Gaussian envelope, and they can be decreased by increasing the data length or improving the SNR; the larger the acceleration is and the narrower the Gaussian envelope is, the larger the CRLBs of Doppler circular frequency and its first order rate are; the gap between the variances of the measuring results and the CRLBs narrows when the SNR of the signal is improved, and is almost eliminated when the SNR is higher than 6dB. It is concluded that the model presented is much more suitable for a LDV than that acquired by Rife and Boorstyn [IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory 20, 591 (1974)].

  16. A cause and effect two-stage BSC-DEA method for measuring the relative efficiency of organizations

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    Seyed Esmaeel Najafi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an integration of balanced score card (BSE with two-stage data envelopment analysis (DEA. The proposed model of this paper uses different financial and non-financial perspectives to evaluate the performance of decision making units in different BSC stages. At each stage, a two-stage DEA method is implemented to measure the relative efficiency of decision making units and the results are monitored using the cause and effect relationships. An empirical study for a banking sector is also performed using the method developed in this paper and the results are briefly analyzed.

  17. Classification and Prioritization of Strategic Plans in Balanced Score Card (BSC Model by Fuzzy Quality Function Deployment and Zero-One Goal Programming (ZOGP

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    mehdi pourmostafa

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Due to continuous changes in organizational environment, there is no warranty for long term survival in the market. Currently, those organizations can succeed that are agile and able to rapidly respond to environmental requirements. In this research a model has been proposed for applying proper strategies for achieving long term organizational success. The proposed model is an integration of Balanced Score Card (BSC approach, Fuzzy Quality Function Development (FQFD and Zero-One Goal Programming (ZOGP. In fact by BSC, appropriate strategic plans can be designed and prioritized by FQFD. Then, based on multiple objectives and existing problem constraints, feasible strategic plans are identified by ZOGP. Findings imply that decision making techniques can be well utilized in designing BSC through a structured methodology make improvement in all aspects and have a positive influence on organization's performance in long term .   Keywords : B alanced Score Card , Fuzzy Quality Function Development, Zero-One Goal Programming, Strategic plans

  18. A progress report on the RAO binaries-in-clusters program and its relevance for distance scales

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    Milone, E. F.; Schiller, S. J.

    Active studies of selected double-lined spectroscopic and eclipsing binary star systems in open clusters have been carried out at the RAO of the University of Calgary in order to improve knowledge of the absolute parameters of individual stars at discernible stages of stellar evolution and of the Galactic clusters of which these systems are members. Here, the basic theoretical approaches used in this study are summarized, and the criteria for selecting cluster candidate binaries are reviewed. Active target systems, their clusters, magnitudes, and other information are given.

  19. Cramer-Rao lower bound optimization of an EM-CCD-based scintillation gamma camera.

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    Korevaar, Marc A N; Goorden, Marlies C; Beekman, Freek J

    2013-04-21

    Scintillation gamma cameras based on low-noise electron multiplication (EM-)CCDs can reach high spatial resolutions. For further improvement of these gamma cameras, more insight is needed into how various parameters that characterize these devices influence their performance. Here, we use the Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) to investigate the sensitivity of the energy and spatial resolution of an EM-CCD-based gamma camera to several parameters. The gamma camera setup consists of a 3 mm thick CsI(Tl) scintillator optically coupled by a fiber optic plate to the E2V CCD97 EM-CCD. For this setup, the position and energy of incoming gamma photons are determined with a maximum-likelihood detection algorithm. To serve as the basis for the CRLB calculations, accurate models for the depth-dependent scintillation light distribution are derived and combined with a previously validated statistical response model for the EM-CCD. The sensitivity of the lower bounds for energy and spatial resolution to the EM gain and the depth-of-interaction (DOI) are calculated and compared to experimentally obtained values. Furthermore, calculations of the influence of the number of detected optical photons and noise sources in the image area on the energy and spatial resolution are presented. Trends predicted by CRLB calculations agree with experiments, although experimental values for spatial and energy resolution are typically a factor of 1.5 above the calculated lower bounds. Calculations and experiments both show that an intermediate EM gain setting results in the best possible spatial or energy resolution and that the spatial resolution of the gamma camera degrades rapidly as a function of the DOI. Furthermore, calculations suggest that a large improvement in gamma camera performance is achieved by an increase in the number of detected photons or a reduction of noise in the image area. A large noise reduction, as is possible with a new generation of EM-CCD electronics, may improve the

  20. A BSC- EFQM method for evaluating and detecting performance measurement criteria: A case study of Malavan Footbal team

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    Heydar Shojaee Vazhnani

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an empirical investigation to find important criteria for performance measurement based on two methods of balanced score card (BSC as well as European Foundation of Quality Management (EFQM methods. In order to determine the mission, vision, strategy and values we first review different documents including International Federation of football documentations, AFC and Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Charter Club. Next, we determine the necessary criteria for performance measurement using interview with decision makers, design a questionnaire and distribute it among 57 players and coaching staff as well as experts, veterans and supporters club. Next, we study the results using t-student test and analyze them. The results are categorized in terms of four criteria of BSC method including internal processes, learning and growth, costumer and financial. In addition, key performance results based on the Excellence Model are classified according to nine areas of leadership, strategy, human resources, partnerships and resources, processes, customer results, human resource results and society.

  1. Performance measurement in governmental agencies using BSC-AHP: A case study of Civil Registry Office in Tehran

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    Ahmad Valashjerdi Majd Abad Kohneh

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Measuring the performance of governmental organizations plays an important role on increasing public satisfaction in any society. One of the effective models for assessing the organizations performance is balance scorecard (BSC model, which investigates all aspects of organizations. In this paper, we use a hybrid of analytical hierarchy process along with BSC to measure the performance of five different civil registry offices in Tehran, Iran. We use fuzzy terms to handle uncertainty in input numbers and using some technique convert fuzzy numbers into crisp values. The results of our survey indicate that learning and development is number one priority with relative importance of 0.491, followed by customer with relative importance of 0.293, internal process with relative importance of 0.173 and financial affairs comes at last with relative weight of 0.043. The study uses organizational researchers, training, quality, customer satisfaction, performance measurement, expenses and annual budget as major components for analyzing five regions. We have also performed sensitivity analysis to see the effects of different changes on ranking.

  2. A phase 2, randomized, double-blind, multicenter study comparing siltuximab plus best supportive care (BSC) with placebo plus BSC in anemic patients with International Prognostic Scoring System low- or intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic syndrome.

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    Garcia-Manero, Guillermo; Gartenberg, Gary; Steensma, David P; Schipperus, Martin R; Breems, Dimitri A; de Paz, Raquel; Valcárcel, David; Kranenburg, Britte; Reddy, Manjula; Komrokji, Rami S

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    Interleukin-6 (IL-6) may play an important role in the pathophysiology of anemia of inflammation associated with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). This double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 study assessed the efficacy and safety of siltuximab, a chimeric anti-IL-6 monoclonal antibody, in patients with low- and intermediate-1-risk MDS who require transfusions for MDS anemia. Patients were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to siltuximab 15 mg kg(-1) every 4 weeks + best supportive care (BSC) or placebo + BSC for 12 weeks. The primary endpoint was reduction in red blood cell (RBC) transfusions to treat MDS anemia, defined as ≥50% relative decrease and ≥2-unit absolute decrease in RBC transfusions. Fifty and 26 patients were randomized to the siltuximab and placebo groups, respectively. The study did not meet its prespecified hypothesis, with six (12%) patients in the siltuximab group and one (3.8%) in the placebo group having reductions in RBC transfusions (P = 0.271). At the time of the planned futility analysis, the prespecified cutoff criteria were not met, and the study was terminated early due to lack of efficacy. No unexpected safety findings were observed. In conclusion, compared to placebo, treatment with siltuximab did not reduce RBC transfusions in transfusion-dependent patients with low- and intermediate-1-risk MDS. Future studies might explore siltuximab in patients with less iron overload and with elevated IL-6 levels and/or using higher doses for MDS. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  3. The use and design of the BSC in the health care sector: A systematic literature review for Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

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    Gonzalez-Sanchez, Maria Beatriz; Broccardo, Laura; Martins Pires, Amélia Maria

    2017-05-05

    The aim of this paper is to gain a better understanding of how the balanced scorecard (BSC) has evolved in Spain, Italy, and Portugal. It reviews all the articles on the BSC in the health care sector written between 1992 and 2015 by Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese authors and published in Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese as well as in English. Our study first shows the state of knowledge on BSC in health care for a homogeneous group of Southern European countries. Second, it uncovers the perspectives, indicators, and generation used in the countries under observation to reveal the extent to which this management tool has evolved. Third, it analyses international variations in design and use within the health care context, especially in the United States. Moreover, it also highlights a number of important issues. The BSC is in its early stage of development in these 3 countries, which do not use it as a tool to implement strategy and align all of the elements that help integrate the organization. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  4. Long-Term Supplementation with Beta Serum Concentrate (BSC), a Complex of Milk Lipids, during Post-Natal Brain Development Improves Memory in Rats.

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    Guan, Jian; MacGibbon, Alastair; Fong, Bertram; Zhang, Rong; Liu, Karen; Rowan, Angela; McJarrow, Paul

    2015-06-05

    We have previously reported that the supplementation of ganglioside-enriched complex-milk-lipids improves cognitive function and that a phospholipid-enriched complex-milk-lipid prevents age-related cognitive decline in rats. This current study evaluated the effects of post-natal supplementation of ganglioside- and phospholipid-enriched complex-milk-lipids beta serum concentrate (BSC) on cognitive function in young rats. The diet of male rats was supplemented with either gels formulated BSC (n = 16) or blank gels (n = 16) from post-natal day 10 to day 70. Memory and anxiety-like behaviors were evaluated using the Morris water maze, dark-light boxes, and elevated plus maze tests. Neuroplasticity and white matter were measured using immunohistochemical staining. The overall performance in seven-day acquisition trials was similar between the groups. Compared with the control group, BSC supplementation reduced the latency to the platform during day one of the acquisition tests. Supplementation improved memory by showing reduced latency and improved path efficiency to the platform quadrant, and smaller initial heading error from the platform zone. Supplemented rats showed an increase in striatal dopamine terminals and hippocampal glutamate receptors. Thus BSC supplementation during post-natal brain development improved learning and memory, independent from anxiety. The moderately enhanced neuroplasticity in dopamine and glutamate may be biological changes underlying the improved cognitive function.

  5. Volcanic ash modeling with the online NMMB/BSC-ASH-v1.0: A novel multiscale meteorological model for operational forecast

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    Marti, Alejandro; Folch, Arnau; Jorba, Oriol; Janjic, Zavisa

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    Volcanic ash forecast became a research priority and a social concern as a consequence of the severe air-traffic disruptions caused by the eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull (Iceland, 2010) and Cordón Caulle (Chile, 2011) volcanoes. Significant progress has taken place in the aftermath of these dramatic events to improve the accuracy of Volcanic Ash Transport and Dispersal (VATD) models and lessen its associated uncertainties. Various levels of uncertainties affect both the quantification of the source term and the driving meteorological inputs. Substantial research is being performed to reduce and quantify epistemic and aleatoric uncertainties affecting the source term. However, uncertainties arising from the driving NWPMs and its coupling offline with the VATDMs have received little attention, even if the experience from other communities (e.g. air quality) highlights the importance of coupling online dispersal and meteorological modeling. Consequently, the need for integrated predictions to represent these two-way feedback effects of the volcanic pollutants on local-scale meteorology is timely. The aim of this talk is to present the NMMB/BSC-ASH, a new on-line multi-scale meteorological model to simulate the emission, transport and deposition of tephra particles released from volcanic eruptions. The model builds on the NMMB/BSC Chemical Transport Model (NMMB/BSC-CTM), which we have modified to account for the specifics of volcanic particles. The final objective in developing the NMMB/BSC-ASH model is two-fold. On one hand, at a research level, we aim at studying the differences between the online/offline approaches and quantify the two-way feedback effect of dense volcanic ash clouds on the radiative budget and regional meteorology. On the other hand, at an operational level, the low computational cost of the NMMB dynamic core suggests that NMMB/BSC-ASH could be applied in a future for more accurate online operational forecasting of volcanic ash clouds.

  6. Taxonomic Relationship between Tylototriton daweishanensis Zhao, Rao, Liu, Li and Yuan, 2012 and T. yangi Hou, Li and Lu, 2012 (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae)

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    Nishikawa, Kanto; Rao, Ding-Qi; MATSUI, MASAFUMI; Eto, Koshiro

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    We assessed taxonomic relationship of Tylototriton daweishanensis Zhao, Rao, Liu, Li and Yuan, 2012 and T. yangi Hou, Li and Lu, 2012 using mitochondrial DNA sequence data and found them to be as closely related as to be regarded as conspecific. This result, together with available morphological information, strongly indicates that T. daweishanensis is a junior synonym of T. Yangi.

  7. Análise do Desempenho Organizacional de Agências Bancárias: Aplicando DEA a Indicadores do BSC

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    Full Text Available A análise do desempenho organizacional é um dos aspectos que vêm governando, em maior ou menor grau, dependendo da organização e do setor, a atuação de empresas no Brasil e no mundo, nos últimos anos. Isso porque, através desta, a administração da organização se torna capaz de monitorar, comparar e, até mesmo, corrigir o desempenho da mesma, sendo assim, fundamental para a sobrevivência da organização num ambiente competitivo. Neste trabalho, será aplicada a metodologia Análise Envoltória de Dados (DEA a indicadores balanceados do Balanced Scorecard (BSC de 50 agências do segmento de middle market de um dos 10 (dez maiores bancos nacionais, com o objetivo de definir unidades eficientes e ineficientes e comparando com o score do BSC definido pela empresa analisada. Na comparação entre os resultados da DEA com os resultados do BSC do banco, verifica-se baixa correlação entre os indicadores DEA e o Placar Geral do BSC. A análise de regressão indicou muito fraca significância das variáveis selecionadas em explicar a variável dependente PGeral, enquanto que forte significância, de algumas variáveis, para explicar o indicador DEA. Considerando como premissas as discussões entre executivos do banco e gestores das unidades, percebeu-se forte alinhamento dos resultados da DEA com as premissas apregoadas nesses encontros.

  8. Gas-phase evaluation of the online NMMB/BSC-CTM model over Europe for 2010 in the framework of the AQMEII-Phase2 project

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    Badia, A.; Jorba, O.

    2015-08-01

    The Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative Phase2 aims to intercompare online coupled regional-scale models over North America and Europe. The NMMB/BSC Chemical Transport Model (NMMB/BSC-CTM) is a fully online integrated system for meso- to global-scale applications under development at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. The NMMB/BSC-CTM is applied to Europe for the year 2010 in the framework of the AQMEII-Phase2 intercomparison exercise. This paper presents a spatial, temporal and vertical evaluation of the gas-phase model results. This is the first time that the model has been evaluated on a regional scale over a whole annual cycle. The model is compared with available ground-based monitoring stations for relevant reactive gases, ozonesondes, and OMI and MOPITT satellite retrievals of NO2 and CO. A comparative analysis of the present results and several European model evaluations is also presented here. The seasonal cycle for O3, NO2, SO2 and CO is successfully reproduced by the model. The O3 daily mean and daily maximum correlations for the analysed period are r = 0.68 and r = 0.75, respectively. The OMI tropospheric NO2 column retrievals are well reproduced, capturing the most polluted areas over Europe throughout the whole year. Modelled SO2 and CO surface concentrations are generally underestimated, especially during the winter months. Two different vertical configurations of the model (24 and 48 vertical layers) are also analysed. Although model results are very similar, the simulation configured with 48 vertical layers provides better results regarding surface O3 concentrations during summer. Compared to previous model evaluations, the NMMB/BSC-CTM's performance corresponds to state-of-the-art regional air quality models.

  9. Essential role for NHERF in cAMP-mediated inhibition of the Na+-HCO3- co-transporter in BSC-1 cells.

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    Weinman, E J; Evangelista, C M; Steplock, D; Liu, M Z; Shenolikar, S; Bernardo, A

    2001-11-09

    Prior studies have indicated a requirement for the PDZ domain-containing protein, Na(+)/H(+) Exchanger Regulatory Factor (NHERF), for protein kinase A (PKA)-mediated inhibition of the renal basolateral Na(+)-HCO(3)(-) co-transporter (NBC). The present studies explore the potential mechanisms by which NHERF transduces cAMP signals to inhibit NBC. In BSC-1 cells, cells that express NBC but lack NHERF, 8-bromo-cAMP (100 microm for 15 min) failed to inhibit transport until wild-type mNHERF-(1-355) was expressed. mNHERF-(116-355) containing PDZ II and C-terminal ezrin-binding sequences or a mutant unphosphorylated form of rabbit NHERF effectively transduced the cAMP signals that inhibited NBC. By contrast, mNHERF-(1-126) encompassing N-terminal PDZ I and mNHERF-(1-325), which lacks ezrin-binding, failed to support cAMP inhibition of NBC activity. NBC and NHERF did not associate with each other in yeast two-hybrid or co-immunoprecipitation assays, and confocal microscopy indicated distinct subcellular localization of the two proteins. NBC was phosphorylated in BSC-1 cells, but its phosphorylation was not increased by cAMP nor was immunoprecipitated NBC phosphorylated by PKA in vitro. Acute exposure of mNHERF-(1-355)-expressing BSC-1 cells to cAMP did not change cell surface expression of NBC. Although these results established an essential role for NHERF in cAMP-mediated inhibition of NBC in BSC-1 cells, they also suggest a novel mechanism for NHERF-mediated signal transduction distinct from that previously characterized from studies of other NHERF targets.

  10. The intercalated BSc in sports and exercise medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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    Morrissey, Dylan; Nutt, James L; Mehdian, Roshana; Maffulli, Nicola

    2013-08-11

    To report about the intercalated Bsc(Hons) in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (BLSMD), Queen Mary University of London. Educational study. The course is currently in its tenth year, providing medical students with the opportunity to develop knowledge in the field of Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) during one academic year of full time study. There have been more than 150 graduates, and 22 students are enrolled for the 2012-13 academic year on what has been the most popular and largest intercalated degree at BLSMD in recent years. External applicants typically make up 30-40% of entrants. Equal weighting on taught modules and a portfolio of research activity provides a strong foundation in Sports and Exercise Medicine, and equips successful students with evidence based translational skills, and the opportunity to perform publishable research. This article outlines the increasing demand for Sports and Exercise Medicine education, and how the course prepares graduates for practising SEM as a sub-specialist interest or to compete for entry into the Specialist Trainee training route.

  11. Metodo integrado para la gestion de Universidades basado en el Balanced Scorecard (bsc y el modelo europeo de calidad (efqm: caso U.C.S.M.

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    Horacio Vicente Barreda Tamayo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente Trabajo realiza la propuesta de un Método Integrado que permite mejorar la competitividad en la Gestión de las Universidades, este método se basa: En una herramienta de Gestión Estratégica: el Balanced Scorecard (BSC, que fue creada por Kaplan y Norton en 1992; y En el Modelo Europeo de Calidad (EFQM, que fue desarrollado como un Modelo de Excelencia en 1991. La metodología utilizada consiste en analizar las características, ventajas y limitaciones del BSC y el EFQM para aplicarlos simultáneamente en la gestión de Tomando como base los 9 criterios del EFQM, se desarrolla un Mapa Estratégico del BSC, para que se alineen todas las perspectivas hacia el logro de los Objetivos Estratégicos de la Organización. El método integrado planteado se aplica en el caso de la Universidad Católica de Santa María (Arequipa- Perú, donde se analiza las ventajas que implicaría la implementación del mismo.

  12. Metodo integrado para la gestion de Universidades basado en el Balanced Scorecard (bsc y el modelo europeo de calidad (efqm: caso U.C.S.M.

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    Edwing Jesús Ticse Villanueva

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1983-4535.2010v3n1p01   El presente Trabajo realiza la propuesta de un Método Integrado  que permite mejorar la competitividad en la Gestión de las Universidades, este método se basa: En una herramienta de Gestión Estratégica: el Balanced Scorecard (BSC, que fue creada por Kaplan y Norton en 1992; y En el Modelo  Europeo de Calidad (EFQM, que fue desarrollado como un Modelo de Excelencia en 1991. La metodología utilizada consiste en analizar las características, ventajas y limitaciones del BSC y el EFQM para aplicarlos simultáneamente en la gestión de Tomando como base los 9 criterios del EFQM, se desarrolla un Mapa Estratégico del BSC, para que se alineen todas las perspectivas hacia el logro de los Objetivos Estratégicos de la Organización. El método integrado planteado se aplica en el caso de la Universidad Católica de Santa María (Arequipa- Perú, donde se analiza las ventajas que implicaría la implementación del mismo

  13. The Real-Valued Sparse Direction of Arrival (DOA Estimation Based on the Khatri-Rao Product

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    Tao Chen

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available There is a problem that complex operation which leads to a heavy calculation burden is required when the direction of arrival (DOA of a sparse signal is estimated by using the array covariance matrix. The solution of the multiple measurement vectors (MMV model is difficult. In this paper, a real-valued sparse DOA estimation algorithm based on the Khatri-Rao (KR product called the L1-RVSKR is proposed. The proposed algorithm is based on the sparse representation of the array covariance matrix. The array covariance matrix is transformed to a real-valued matrix via a unitary transformation so that a real-valued sparse model is achieved. The real-valued sparse model is vectorized for transforming to a single measurement vector (SMV model, and a new virtual overcomplete dictionary is constructed according to the KR product’s property. Finally, the sparse DOA estimation is solved by utilizing the idea of a sparse representation of array covariance vectors (SRACV. The simulation results demonstrate the superior performance and the low computational complexity of the proposed algorithm.

  14. Statistical resolution limit for the multidimensional harmonic retrieval model: hypothesis test and Cramér-Rao Bound approaches

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    El Korso Mohammed

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The statistical resolution limit (SRL, which is defined as the minimal separation between parameters to allow a correct resolvability, is an important statistical tool to quantify the ultimate performance for parametric estimation problems. In this article, we generalize the concept of the SRL to the multidimensional SRL (MSRL applied to the multidimensional harmonic retrieval model. In this article, we derive the SRL for the so-called multidimensional harmonic retrieval model using a generalization of the previously introduced SRL concepts that we call multidimensional SRL (MSRL. We first derive the MSRL using an hypothesis test approach. This statistical test is shown to be asymptotically an uniformly most powerful test which is the strongest optimality statement that one could expect to obtain. Second, we link the proposed asymptotic MSRL based on the hypothesis test approach to a new extension of the SRL based on the Cramér-Rao Bound approach. Thus, a closed-form expression of the asymptotic MSRL is given and analyzed in the framework of the multidimensional harmonic retrieval model. Particularly, it is proved that the optimal MSRL is obtained for equi-powered sources and/or an equi-distributed number of sensors on each multi-way array.

  15. The Real-Valued Sparse Direction of Arrival (DOA) Estimation Based on the Khatri-Rao Product.

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    Chen, Tao; Wu, Huanxin; Zhao, Zhongkai

    2016-05-14

    There is a problem that complex operation which leads to a heavy calculation burden is required when the direction of arrival (DOA) of a sparse signal is estimated by using the array covariance matrix. The solution of the multiple measurement vectors (MMV) model is difficult. In this paper, a real-valued sparse DOA estimation algorithm based on the Khatri-Rao (KR) product called the L₁-RVSKR is proposed. The proposed algorithm is based on the sparse representation of the array covariance matrix. The array covariance matrix is transformed to a real-valued matrix via a unitary transformation so that a real-valued sparse model is achieved. The real-valued sparse model is vectorized for transforming to a single measurement vector (SMV) model, and a new virtual overcomplete dictionary is constructed according to the KR product's property. Finally, the sparse DOA estimation is solved by utilizing the idea of a sparse representation of array covariance vectors (SRACV). The simulation results demonstrate the superior performance and the low computational complexity of the proposed algorithm.

  16. Analysis of sensor impulse response effects on Cramèr–Rao lower bounds for signal parameter estimators

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    Ephraim S. Gower

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In this study, a generic analysis of sensor impulse response effects on linearly filtered channel noise is presented to illustrate the resulting variations to the Cramèr–Rao lower bounds (CRLBs of signal parameter estimators in signal processing and communication applications. The authors start by deriving the density function of a filtered signal, which is shown to be a mixture density, and hence the exact expressions for the mean and variance. Simulation results are used to confirm the derivations, which are then used to investigate the effects of impulse response length and variance, as well as channel noise length and variance effects on the resulting CRLBs. Results indicate that for non-zero-mean channel noise and impulse responses, the resulting mean of filtered noise can be relatively large causing adverse deviations to parameter estimations. The filtered noise variance is shown to be proportional to the impulse response energy, where for long duration of signal capture the CRLB is significantly increased.

  17. Cramer-Rao Lower Bound Evaluation for Linear Frequency Modulation Based Active Radar Networks Operating in a Rice Fading Environment

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    Chenguang Shi

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the joint target parameter (delay and Doppler estimation performance of linear frequency modulation (LFM-based radar networks in a Rice fading environment. The active radar networks are composed of multiple radar transmitters and multichannel receivers placed on moving platforms. First, the log-likelihood function of the received signal for a Rician target is derived, where the received signal scattered off the target comprises of dominant scatterer (DS component and weak isotropic scatterers (WIS components. Then, the analytically closed-form expressions of the Cramer-Rao lower bounds (CRLBs on the Cartesian coordinates of target position and velocity are calculated, which can be adopted as a performance metric to access the target parameter estimation accuracy for LFM-based radar network systems in a Rice fading environment. It is found that the cumulative Fisher information matrix (FIM is a linear combination of both DS component and WIS components, and it also demonstrates that the joint CRLB is a function of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR, target’s radar cross section (RCS and transmitted waveform parameters, as well as the relative geometry between the target and the radar network architectures. Finally, numerical results are provided to indicate that the joint target parameter estimation performance of active radar networks can be significantly improved with the exploitation of DS component.

  18. An internal reference model-based PRF temperature mapping method with Cramer-Rao lower bound noise performance analysis.

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    Li, Cheng; Pan, Xinyi; Ying, Kui; Zhang, Qiang; An, Jing; Weng, Dehe; Qin, Wen; Li, Kuncheng

    2009-11-01

    The conventional phase difference method for MR thermometry suffers from disturbances caused by the presence of lipid protons, motion-induced error, and field drift. A signal model is presented with multi-echo gradient echo (GRE) sequence using a fat signal as an internal reference to overcome these problems. The internal reference signal model is fit to the water and fat signals by the extended Prony algorithm and the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm to estimate the chemical shifts between water and fat which contain temperature information. A noise analysis of the signal model was conducted using the Cramer-Rao lower bound to evaluate the noise performance of various algorithms, the effects of imaging parameters, and the influence of the water:fat signal ratio in a sample on the temperature estimate. Comparison of the calculated temperature map and thermocouple temperature measurements shows that the maximum temperature estimation error is 0.614 degrees C, with a standard deviation of 0.06 degrees C, confirming the feasibility of this model-based temperature mapping method. The influence of sample water:fat signal ratio on the accuracy of the temperature estimate is evaluated in a water-fat mixed phantom experiment with an optimal ratio of approximately 0.66:1. (c) 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  19. A Novel Frequency Synchronization Algorithm and its Cramer Rao Bound in Practical UWB Environment for MB-OFDM Systems

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    S. Chakrabarti

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an efficient time-domain coarse frequency offset (FO synchronizer (TCFS for multi-band orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM systems effective for practical ultra-wideband (UWB environment. The proposed algorithm derives its estimates based on phase differences in the received subcarrier signals of several successive OFDM symbols in the preamble. We consider different carrier FOs and different channel responses in different bands to keep the analysis and simulation compatible for practical multiband UWB scenario. Performance of the algorithm is studied by means of bit error rate (BER analysis of MBOFDM system. We derive the Cramer Rao lower bound (CRLB of the estimation error variance and compare it with the simulated error variance both in additive white Gaussian noise and UWB channel model (CM environments, CM1-CM4. Both analysis and simulation show that TCFS can estimate coarse carrier FO more efficiently in UWB fading channels for MB-OFDM applications compared to the other reported results in literature. Also, computational complexity of the proposed algorithm is analyzed for its usability evaluation.

  20. Cramer-RAO lower bounds for sinusoidal models from Topex/Poseidon data in the Indian Ocean

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    Arias Ballesteros, M.; Medina, C.; Alonso del Rosario, J. J.; Villares-Durán, P.; Gómez-Enri, J.; Catalán Pérez-Urquiola, M.; Labrador Costero, I.

    2007-10-01

    The Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) for the estimations of the cosine and sine amplitudes of multi-tone sinusoidal model is derived and applied on TOPEX/Poseidon satellite altimetry data sets covering the Indian Ocean. The CRLB depends on the variance of the White Gaussian Noise that it is computed by Modern Parametric Autoregressive Adaptative Spectral Analysis. Determining CRLB parameters it is possible to establish the minimal error associated to any model built to work in the study area what improves the intrinsic bias of the generated time series. The noise that appears in the altimetric data depends strongly on the errors from the atmospheric and geophysical corrections, so the role of the inverted barometer and tidal corrections are also analyzed. The results is summarized as: a) the spatial structure of the order of the parametric model considering the application or not of the above corrections and its relationship to the surface dynamical system of currents in Indian Ocean; b) the spatial structure of the variance of the WGN in the area and its meaning; c) the CRLB for the Geoid's estimators and the CRLB for the estimators of the semiannual and annual waves.

  1. Gibbs Sampler-Based λ-Dynamics and Rao-Blackwell Estimator for Alchemical Free Energy Calculation.

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    Ding, Xinqiang; Vilseck, Jonah Z; Hayes, Ryan L; Brooks, Charles L

    2017-06-13

    λ-dynamics is a generalized ensemble method for alchemical free energy calculations. In traditional λ-dynamics, the alchemical switch variable λ is treated as a continuous variable ranging from 0 to 1 and an empirical estimator is utilized to approximate the free energy. In the present article, we describe an alternative formulation of λ-dynamics that utilizes the Gibbs sampler framework, which we call Gibbs sampler-based λ-dynamics (GSLD). GSLD, like traditional λ-dynamics, can be readily extended to calculate free energy differences between multiple ligands in one simulation. We also introduce a new free energy estimator, the Rao-Blackwell estimator (RBE), for use in conjunction with GSLD. Compared with the current empirical estimator, the advantage of RBE is that RBE is an unbiased estimator and its variance is usually smaller than the current empirical estimator. We also show that the multistate Bennett acceptance ratio equation or the unbinned weighted histogram analysis method equation can be derived using the RBE. We illustrate the use and performance of this new free energy computational framework by application to a simple harmonic system as well as relevant calculations of small molecule relative free energies of solvation and binding to a protein receptor. Our findings demonstrate consistent and improved performance compared with conventional alchemical free energy methods.

  2. Biomedical scientist training officers' evaluation of integrated (co-terminus) Applied Biomedical Science BSc programmes: a multicentre study.

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    Pitt, S J; Cunningham, J M

    2011-01-01

    The introduction of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) portfolio for pre-registration training in 2003 allowed universities to develop integrated (co-terminus) biomedical science BSc programmes. Students undertake structured placements within clinical pathology laboratories as part of their degree. The clinical training and professional development of students is undertaken by training officers (TOs), who are experienced Health Professions Council (HPC)-registered biomedical scientists and usually also members of the IBMS. This study aims to evaluate TOs' perceptions of these integrated degrees as a means of delivering pre-registration training for biomedical scientists. A questionnaire to collect quantitative data and be completed anonymously was sent to TOs, via staff at participating universities. Items considered TOs' perceptions in four categories: how well students fitted into the laboratory team, their professional and scientific development, the impact of delivering integrated degrees on service delivery, and the commitment to training students. Surveys took place in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and involved TOs taking students from 10, 14 and 17 universities each year, respectively. The response rates to the survey were 60% in 2007, 34% in 2008 and 12% in 2009. Participants were representative in terms of age, gender and pathology discipline and had a broad range of experience with students. The overall mean score for TOs perceptions was 3.38 in 2007 which increased significantly to 3.99 in 2009 (Kruskall Wallis test chi2 = 21.13, P<0.01). Mean scores in three of the four categories were positive in 2007, although the impact on service delivery was perceived negatively. In all areas, means were significantly greater in 2009. The results indicate that TOs view the integrated degrees favourably and are happy with the scientific and professional development of students. Although designing training sessions suitable for undergraduates took extra work initially

  3. 25-year analysis of a dental undergraduate research training program (BSc Dent) at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry.

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    Scott, J E; de Vries, J; Iacopino, A M

    2008-12-01

    Research in the context of the dental school has traditionally been focused on institutional/faculty accomplishments and generating new knowledge to benefit the profession. Only recently have significant efforts been made to expand the overall research programming into the formal dental curriculum, to provide students with a baseline exposure to the research and critical thinking processes, encourage evidence-based decision-making, and stimulate interest in academic/research careers. Various approaches to curriculum reform and the establishment of multiple levels of student research opportunities are now part of the educational fabric of many dental schools worldwide. Many of the preliminary reports regarding the success and vitality of these programs have used outcomes measures and metrics that emphasize cultural changes within institutions, student research productivity, and student career preferences after graduation. However, there have not been any reports from long-standing programs (a minimum of 25 years of cumulative data) that describe dental school graduates who have had the benefit of research/training experiences during their dental education. The University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry initiated a BSc Dent program in 1980 that awarded a formal degree for significant research experiences taking place within the laboratories of the Faculty-based researchers and has continued to develop and expand this program. The success of the program has been demonstrated by the continued and increasing demands for entry, the academic achievements of the graduates, and the numbers of graduates who have completed advanced education/training programs or returned to the Faculty as instructors. Analysis of our long-term data validates many recent hypotheses and short-term observations regarding the benefits of dental student research programs. This information may be useful in the design and implementation of dental student research programs at other dental schools.

  4. O BSC COMO SUPORTE NO DIAGNÓSTICO ORGANIZACIONAL DE GESTÃO DO CONHECIMENTO PROPOSTO PELO COMMONKADS: POSSIBILIDADES E PONTOS CRÍTICOS

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    Cláudia V. Viegas

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available O CommonKADS, modelo de Engenharia e Gestão do Conhecimento desenvolvido por Schreiber et al. (2002, concebe o conhecimento em relação ao propósito e ao contexto, focado na ação. Nesse sentido, atesta que entre os benefícios esperados de um sistema de conhecimento estão o aumento da rapidez e a melhoria da qualidade na tomada de decisão. No entanto, apresenta pouco suporte quanto a mensurações em seus passos iniciais, voltados à definição dos modelos da organização, do agente e da tarefa. Por isso, o presente artigo propõe a utilização do Balanced Scorecard (BSC - um sistema de avaliação de desempenho formulado por Kaplan e Norton (1997 que busca o equilíbrio entre indicadores financeiros e não-financeiros - como apoio às etapas iniciais do CommonKADS. Supõe-se que o BSC, por estar relacionado aos processos de formulação e implementação de estratégias necessárias à tomada de decisão, possa contemplar mais detalhadamente os propósitos preliminares do CommonKADS. O artigo também leva em consideração abordagens críticas ao BSC e a sua relação com a Gestão do Conhecimento, incorporando-as para atender de modo mais adequado a proposta de integração entre este sistema e o CommonKADS, concebido por Schreiber et al. (2002. Palavras-chave: CommonKADS. Balanced Scorecard. Gestão do Conhecimento. Estratégia.

  5. Atmospheric dust modeling from meso to global scales with the online NMMB/BSC-Dust model – Part 1: Model description, annual simulations and evaluation

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    J. P. Perlwitz

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available We describe and evaluate the NMMB/BSC-Dust, a new dust aerosol cycle model embedded online within the NCEP Non-hydrostatic Multiscale Model (NMMB. NMMB is a further evolution of the operational Non-hydrostatic Mesoscale Model (WRF-NMM, which together with other upgrades has been extended from meso to global scales. Its unified non-hydrostatic dynamical core is prepared for regional and global simulation domains. The new NMMB/BSC-Dust is intended to provide short to medium-range weather and dust forecasts from regional to global scales and represents a first step towards the development of a unified chemical-weather model. This paper describes the parameterizations used in the model to simulate the dust cycle including sources, transport, deposition and interaction with radiation. We evaluate monthly and annual means of the global configuration of the model against the AEROCOM dust benchmark dataset for year 2000 including surface concentration, deposition and aerosol optical depth (AOD, and we evaluate the daily AOD variability in a regional domain at high resolution covering Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe against AERONET AOD for year 2006. The NMMB/BSC-Dust provides a good description of the horizontal distribution and temporal variability of the dust. Daily AOD correlations at the regional scale are around 0.6–0.7 on average without dust data assimilation. At the global scale the model lies within the top range of AEROCOM dust models in terms of performance statistics for surface concentration, deposition and AOD. This paper discusses the current strengths and limitations of the modeling system and points towards future improvements.

  6. B. Langat, BSc

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    L. major or L. tropica there was limited parasite development inhibition, and the promastigotes developed and migrated forward in a normal pattern as observed in the controls. Conclusions: These results suggests a possible role of humoral mechanisms in protection against leishmaniasis and potentially useful in reducing ...

  7. CZCSL3BSC

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Coastal Zone Color Scanner Experiment (CZCS) was the first instrument devoted to the measurement of ocean color and flown on a spacecraft. Although other...

  8. Implementation of Information Management System for Radiation Safety of Personnel at the Russian Northwest Center for Radioactive Waste Management 'SevRAO' - 13131

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    Chizhov, K.; Simakov, A.; Seregin, V.; Kudrin, I.; Shandala, N.; Tsovyanov, A.; Kryuchkov, V. [Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of Federal Medical Biological Agency, RF Ministry of Health and Social Development. 46, Zhivopisnaya St., Moscow, 123182 (Russian Federation); Krasnoschekov, A.; Kosnikov, A. [Northwest Center for Radioactive Waste Management ' SevRAO' - a branch of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise ' Enterprise for Radioactive Waste Management' ' RosRAO' 183017, Murmansk, Lobova st., 100 (Russian Federation); Kemsky, I. [Regional management - 120 of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency, 184682, Snezhnogorsk, Valentina Biryukova St., 5/1 (Russian Federation); Sneve, M. [Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Postboks 55, 1332 Oesteraas (Norway)

    2013-07-01

    The report is an overview of the information-analytical system designed to assure radiation safety of workers. The system was implemented in the Northwest Radioactive Waste Management Center 'SevRAO' (which is a branch of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise 'Radioactive Waste Management Enterprise RosRAO'). The center is located in the Northwest Russia. In respect to 'SevRAO', the Federal Medical-Biological Agency is the regulatory body, which deals with issues of radiation control. The main document to regulate radiation control is 'Reference levels of radiation factors in radioactive wastes management center'. This document contains about 250 parameters. We have developed a software tool to simplify control of these parameters. The software includes: input interface, the database, dose calculating module and analytical block. Input interface is used to enter radiation environment data. Dose calculating module calculates the dose on the route. Analytical block optimizes and analyzes radiation situation maps. Much attention is paid to the GUI and graphical representation of results. The operator can enter the route at the industrial site or watch the fluctuations of the dose rate field on the map. Most of the results are presented in a visual form. Here we present some analytical tasks, such as comparison of the dose rate in some point with control levels at this point, to be solved for the purpose of radiation safety control. The program helps to identify points making the largest contribution to the collective dose of the personnel. The tool can automatically calculate the route with the lowest dose, compare and choose the best route. The program uses several options to visualize the radiation environment at the industrial site. This system will be useful for radiation monitoring services during the operation, planning of works and development of scenarios. The paper presents some applications of this system on real data

  9. P Ramachandra Rao

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    The well-organised multifunctional structures, systems and biogenic materials found in nature have attracted the interest of scientists working in many disciplines. The efforts have resulted in the development of a new and rapidly growing field of scientific effort called biomimetics. In this article we present a few natural ...

  10. Appaji Rao, Prof. Naropantul

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    Naropantul Ph.D. (Rajasthan), FNA. Date of birth: 25 September 1934. Specialization: Enzyme Regulation and Inborn Errors of Metabolism Address: 9, Sharada Colony, Basaveshwara Nagar, Bengaluru 560 079, Karnataka Contact: Residence: (080) 2348 6560. Mobile: 96118 35935. Email: bcbcnar@gmail.com. YouTube ...

  11. Jagirdar, Prof. Balaji Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    . Date of birth: 9 September 1965. Specialization: Organometallic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Catalysis Address: Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, Karnataka Contact:

  12. Rao, Prof. Ravi Achutha

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Specialization: Classical Algebraic K-Theory, Commutative Algebra, Linear Algebra Address: Professor H, School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, Maharashtra Contact: Office: (022) 2278 2470. Residence: (022) 2430 9827. Mobile: 98333 63678. Fax: (022) ...

  13. Rao, Prof. Maddali Nageswara

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    How to combat infectious diseases: The role of Science Academies · Academy Public Lecture and INSA–Leopoldina Lecture by Prof. Jörg Hacker, President, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. 4 December, 2017, 4 PM Faculty Hall, Indian Institute ...

  14. G V Subba Rao

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Theory Of Evolution. Posted on 23 January 2018. Joint Statement by the Three Science Academies of India on the teaching of the theory of evolution more. ... Posted on 21 December 2017. ASTROPHYSICS: An Observational View of the Universe. Math Art and Design: MAD about Math, Math Education and Outreach.

  15. Persistence, how do they do it? A case study of Access to Higher Education learners on a U.K. Diploma/BSc nursing programme.

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    Hinsliff-Smith, Kathryn; Gates, Peter; Leducq, Marion

    2012-01-01

    In 2006, the United Kingdom (U.K.) Department of Health (DoH) produced guidelines, requiring institutions to address the attrition rates for student nurses and midwives. This issue is not only a concern in the U.K. but has gained prominence in other Schools of Nursing including the U.S.A., Australia, and developing countries. Many Schools of Nursing have witnessed a change in their student population with a growing prominence of mature entrants (those over 21). Studies that focus on learner persistence, in particular mature students are relatively rare and very scarce on entrants with an Access to Higher Education (HE) qualification. This study, using focus group interviews, involved Access to HE learners who successfully progressed to a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)/Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing at one U.K. University. The study findings indicated that Access to HE learners are able to develop a range of coping strategies in relation to academic demands and caring responsibilities, which are drawn upon in their DipHE/BSc programme. The findings have relevance for all Schools of Nursing as we face new and difficult challenges not least the global shortage of qualified nurses and the pressures placed on educators to retain student nurses. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. The effect of an education programme (MEDIAS 2 BSC) of non-intensive insulin treatment regimens for people with Type 2 diabetes: a randomized, multi-centre trial.

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    Hermanns, N; Ehrmann, D; Schall, S; Maier, B; Haak, T; Kulzer, B

    2017-08-01

    A self-management oriented education programme (MEDIAS 2 BSC) for people with Type 2 diabetes who are on a non-intensive insulin treatment regimen was developed. In a randomized, multi-centre trial, the effect of MEDIAS 2 BSC was compared with an established education programme that acted as a control group. The primary outcome was the impact of MEDIAS 2 BSC on glycaemic control. Secondary outcomes included the incidence of severe hypoglycaemia, hypoglycaemia unawareness, diabetes-related distress, diabetes knowledge, quality of life and self-care behaviour. In total, 182 participants were randomized to the control group or MEDIAS 2 BSC [median age 64.0 (interquartile range 58.0-68.5) vs. 63.5 (57.0-70.0) years; HbA1c 62.8 ± 12.7 mmol/mol vs. 63.7 ± 14.0 mmol/mol; 7.9% ± 1.2% vs. 8.0% ± 1.3%]. After a 6-month follow-up, there was a mean decrease in HbA1c of 3.5 mmol/mol (0.32%) in the control group and 6.7 mmol/mol (0.61%) in MEDIAS 2 BSC. After adjusting for baseline differences and study centre, the mean difference between the groups was -3.3 mmol/mol [95% confidence interval (CI) -0.54 to -5.90 mmol/mol] [-0.30% (95% CI -0.05 to -0.54)] in favour of MEDIAS 2 BSC (P = 0.018). There were no increases in severe hypoglycaemia or hypoglycaemia unawareness. The education programmes had no significant effects on psychosocial outcome variables. MEDIAS 2 BSC was more effective in lowering HbA1c than the control condition. MEDIAS 2 BSC is a safe educational tool that improves glycaemic control without increasing the risk for hypoglycaemia. (Clinical Trials Registry No; NCT 02748239). © 2017 Diabetes UK.

  17. Study of a Variable Star Discovered with the 0.5-M F/1 Baker-nunn Patrol Camera of the RAO

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    Lenhardt, Tyler; Williams, M.; Milone, E.; Langill, P.

    2006-06-01

    At the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) of the University of Calgary, the Baker-Nunn Patrol Camera (BNPC) has discovered dozens of variable stars. Follow-up observations on RAOVS001-000107, a close binary system, were carried out using the 0.4-m telescope at the RAO. Whereas the BNPC is limited to a single passband ( RJ) the 0.4-m telescope provides observations in UBVRI passbands, fills in gaps in the BNPC light curve, and provides higher-resolution images. The measured light curve will be analyzed with a version of the Wilson-Devinney program (WD2006) developed by J. Kallrath and EM to attempt to determine as many of this stellar systems' fundamental properties. RAOVS001-000107 was discovered by MW, who developed the pipeline process to carry out image processing, identify variables, and produce preliminary light curves. The field of the camera is 19 square degrees.The BNPC was developed under a provincial research infrastructure improvement grant from the Alberta Science Research Authority to EM and A. Hildebrand, with major contributions from several partners and other agencies. The FLI CCD has been available by special arrangement with Peter Brown, UWO. This work has been funded in part with Canadian NSERC grants to EM and a federal SCPP grant, for which TL is appreciative.

  18. Effects of Changing the Pedagogical Concept of a Part-time BSc in Accounting from Traditional Lectures into an IT-supported Asyncronous and Flexible Learning Concept - Part 1

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    Rasmussen, Tage; Holm, Claus; Dalgas, Annemarie

    2000-01-01

    This paper reports on the results of a change of the pedagogical concept in the second part of a four-year BSc program in Accounting. The program started September 1 1999 when 82 students were enrolled. The change involves a move from traditional lectures to a concept partly based on asynchronous...

  19. Fatores que Influenciam a Adoção do Balanced Scorecard (BSC em uma Cooperativa Agroindustrial: Um Estudo com Base na Teoria de Difusão de Inovação

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    Antonio Carlos Vaz Lopes

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo compreender o processo de adoção, implementação e utilização de uma inovação do tipo organizacional, no caso o (BSC, em uma cooperativa agroindustrial usando a Teoria da Difusão de Inovação (TDI. Foi utilizada a pesquisa qualitativa e a estratégia de estudo de caso único, os dados foram coletados principalmente por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas em profundidade com os principais atores envolvidos no processo e documentos da empresa. A adoção do BSC foi motivada principalmente pela busca de eficiência organizacional em relação ao sistema utilizado para avaliação de desempenho, tradução, comunicação, implementação e gestão da estratégia e a decisão tomada pela alta administração que participou ativamente no processo e concedeu todo o apoio necessário para que o mesmo fizesse parte da rotina da empresa. A elaboração e a implementação do BSC foi capitaneada pela equipe interna que adotou abordagem participativa envolvendo gerentes de todos os níveis da organização que atuaram como agentes promotores de mudança e lideres de opinião. Conclui-se que os atributos de inovação: vantagem relativa, facilidade de uso e compatibilidade foram os principais influenciadores de adoção do BSC. Assim, a TDI pode ser utilizada para auxiliar no processo de decisão do BSC.

  20. Assessment of cognition using the Rao's Brief Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychological Tests on a group of Brazilian patients with multiple sclerosis

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    Joseph Bruno Bidin Brooks

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available To assess the cognition of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS using the Rao's Brief Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychological Tests (BRB-N. METHOD: BRB-N was translated and adapted for control subjects. Subsequently, it was applied to a group of patients with relapsing-remitting (RR MS. RESULTS: The assessment on the healthy controls (n=47 showed that the correlation between tests on the same cognitive domain was high and that there was a five-factor solution that explained 90% of the total variance. Except for the Word List Generation subset of tests, the performance of patients with RRMS (n=39 was worse than that of the healthy controls. CONCLUSION: BRB-N is a relatively simple method to assess cognition of patients with MS in the daily clinic. It does not take long to apply and does not require special skills or equipment.

  1. The Fisher-information-based uncertainty relation, Cramer-Rao inequality and kinetic energy for the D-dimensional central problem

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    Dehesa, J S [Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad de Granada, 18071-Granada (Spain); Gonzalez-Ferez, R [Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad de Granada, 18071-Granada (Spain); Sanchez-Moreno, P [Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad de Granada, 18071-Granada (Spain)

    2007-02-23

    The inequality >= (l+1/2){sup 2}, with L being the grand orbital quantum number, and its conjugate relation for ((r{sup 2}) (p{sup -2})) are shown to be fulfilled in the D-dimensional central problem. Their use has allowed us to improve the Fisher-information-based uncertainty relation (I{sub {rho}}I{sub {gamma}}{>=} const) and the Cramer-Rao inequalities ((r{sup 2})I{sub {rho}} {>=} D{sup 2}; (p{sup 2})I{sub {gamma}} {>=} D{sup 2}). In addition, the kinetic energy and the radial expectation value (r{sup 2}) are shown to be bounded from below by the Fisher information in position and momentum spaces, denoted by I{sub {rho}} and I{sub {gamma}}, respectively.

  2. The intercalated BSc (Med) Honours/MB ChB and integrated MB ChB/PhD tracks at the University of Cape Town: models for a national medical student research training programme.

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    Katz, A A; Futter, M; Mayosi, B M

    2014-02-01

    The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town is addressing the shortage of clinician-scientists in South Africa by introducing two research training tracks in parallel with the professional MB ChB programme, namely the intercalated BSc (Med) Hons/MB ChB track and the integrated MB ChB/PhD track. The BSc (Med) Hons/MB ChB track is available to MB ChB students who have completed the first two years of study. The track comprises a course in Molecular Medicine given concurrently with the MB ChB third-year curriculum, followed by a BSc (Med) Hons as a 'year out' of MB ChB. Subsequently students may enroll into the integrated MB ChB/PhD track that enables them to undertake a PhD concurrently with MB ChB studies, which will be spread over additional years, or alternatively to undertake a PhD after completion of the MB ChB. These tracks, which were launched in 2011, represent an opportunity to train a new cadre of young African clinician-scientists at the undergraduate level.

  3. Comprehensive analysis of the Cramer–Rao bounds for magnetic resonance temperature change measurement in fat–water voxels using multi-echo imaging

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    Wyatt, Cory; Soher, Brian J.; Arunachalam, Kavitha; MacFall, James

    2012-01-01

    Object The aim of this paper is to characterize the noise propagation for MRI temperature change measurement with emphasis on finding the best echo time combinations that yield the lowest temperature noise. Materials and methods A Cramer–Rao lower-bound (CRLB) calculation was used to estimate the temperature noise for a model of the MR signal in fat–water voxels. The temperature noise CRLB was then used to find a set of echo times that gave the lowest temperature change noise for a range of fat–water frequency differences, temperature changes, fat/water signal ratios, and T2* values. CRLB estimates were verified by Monte Carlo simulation and in phantoms using images acquired in a 1.5 T magnet. Results Results show that regions exist where the CRLB predicts minimal temperature variation as a function of the other variables. The results also indicate that the CRLB values calculated in this paper provide excellent guidance for predicting the variation of temperature measurements due to changes in the signal parameters. For three echo scans, the best noise characteristics are seen for TE values of 20.71, 23.71, and 26.71 ms. Results for five and seven echo scans are also presented in the text. Conclusion The results present a comprehensive analysis of the effects of different scan parameters on temperature noise, potentially benefiting the selection of scan parameters for clinical MRI thermometry. PMID:21442434

  4. Derivation of the Cramér-Rao Bound in the GNSS-Reflectometry Context for Static, Ground-Based Receivers in Scenarios with Coherent Reflection.

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    Ribot, Miguel Angel; Botteron, Cyril; Farine, Pierre-André

    2016-12-05

    The use of the reflected Global Navigation Satellite Systems' (GNSS) signals in Earth observation applications, referred to as GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R), has been already studied for more than two decades. However, the estimation precision that can be achieved by GNSS-R sensors in some particular scenarios is still not fully understood yet. In an effort to partially fill this gap, in this paper, we compute the Cramér-Rao bound (CRB) for the specific case of static ground-based GNSS-R receivers and scenarios where the coherent component of the reflected signal is dominant. We compute the CRB for GNSS signals with different modulations, GPS L1 C/A and GPS L5 I/Q, which use binary phase-shift keying, and Galileo E1 B/C and E5, using the binary offset carrier. The CRB for these signals is evaluated as a function of the receiver bandwidth and different scenario parameters, such as the height of the receiver or the properties of the reflection surface. The CRB computation presented considers observation times of up to several tens of seconds, in which the satellite elevation angle observed changes significantly. Finally, the results obtained show the theoretical benefit of using modern GNSS signals with GNSS-R techniques using long observation times, such as the interference pattern technique.

  5. Radiological protection regulation during spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management in the western branch of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise 'SevRAO'.

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    Simakov, A V; Sneve, M K; Abramov, Yu V; Kochetkov, O A; Smith, G M; Tsovianov, A G; Romanov, V V

    2008-12-01

    The site of temporary storage of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, situated at Andreeva Bay in Northwest Russia, was developed in the 1960s, and it has carried out receipt and storage of fresh and spent nuclear fuel, and solid and liquid radioactive waste generated during the operation of nuclear submarines and nuclear-powered icebreakers. The site is now operated as the western branch of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise, SevRAO. In the course of operation over several decades, the containment barriers in the Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste storage facilities partially lost their containment effectiveness, so workshop facilities and parts of the site became contaminated with radioactive substances. This paper describes work being undertaken to provide an updated regulatory basis for the protection of workers during especially hazardous remediation activities, necessary because of the unusual radiation conditions at the site. It describes the results of recent survey work carried out by the Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Centre, within a programme of regulatory cooperation between the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority and the Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia. The survey work and subsequent analyses have contributed to the development of special regulations setting out radiological protection requirements for operations planned at the site. Within these requirements, and taking account of a variety of other factors, a continuing need arises for the implementation of optimisation of remediation at Andreeva Bay.

  6. Carrier and Clock Recovery in (Turbo-Coded Systems: Cramér-Rao Bound and Synchronizer Performance

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    M. Moeneclaey

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we derive the Cramér-Rao bound (CRB for joint carrier phase, carrier frequency, and timing estimation from a noisy linearly modulated signal with encoded data symbols. We obtain a closed-form expression for the CRB in terms of the marginal a posteriori probabilities of the coded symbols, allowing efficient numerical evaluation of the CRB for a wide range of coded systems by means of the BCJR algorithm. Simulation results are presented for a rate 1/2 turbo code combined with QPSK mapping. We point out that the synchronization parameters for the coded system are essentially decoupled. We find that, at the normal (i.e., low operating SNR of the turbo-coded system, the true CRB for coded transmission is (i essentially the same as the modified CRB and (ii considerably smaller than the true CRB for uncoded transmission. Comparison of actual synchronizer performance with the CRB for turbo-coded QPSK reveals that a “code-aware” soft-decision-directed synchronizer can perform very closely to this CRB, whereas “code-unaware” estimators such as the conventional non-data-aided algorithm are substantially worse; when operating on coded signals, the performance of the latter synchronizers is still limited by the CRB for uncoded transmission.

  7. APLICAÇÃO DO BALANCED SCORECARD – (BSC COMO FERRAMENTA DE GESTÃO GERENCIAL NUMA DISTRIBUIDORA DE INSUMOS AGRÍCOLAS DE MOSSORÓ-RN: um estudo de caso

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    Amanda Gomes de Assis

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available As questões da globalização e da alta competitividade forçam as organizações a buscarem ferramentas de gestão que auxiliam na tomada de decisão e possibilitem longevidade e sustentabilidade. Esta situação manifesta-se tanto em grandes, pequenas e micro empresas, independente do ramo de atividade. É conveniente nesse cenário competitivo a implantação de ferramentas de gestão estratégicas como o Balanced Scrorecard (BSC, que é um sistema que deve ser implantado de acordo com a estratégia, visão e missão da empresa, com o intuito de colocar em prática o que está estabelecido nesses três pilares. Essa ferramenta está fundamentada em quatro perspectivas: financeira, cliente, processos internos e inovação e aprendizado. Este trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar uma proposta de implantação do BSC numa distribuidora de insumos agrícolas de Mossoró-RN e demonstrar que é possível implantar essa ferramenta de gestão numa pequena empresa. A metodologia aplicada qualifica-se como estudo de caso. As informações da empresa foram coletadas através de entrevista com o proprietário. Para o referencial teórico foi realizada uma pesquisa bibliográfica de caráter exploratório. Como resultados estão apresentados: as estratégias, os objetivos e os indicadores nas quatro perspectivas do BSC, evidenciando a possibilidade de implantação desse sistema de gestão numa pequena empresa. É importante ressaltar que algumas das ações sugeridas por esse trabalho, foram implantadas, proporcionando resultados satisfatórios.   Changes on the world stage in terms of technology, economy, society, among others, forcing organizations to seek management tools that assist in the evaluation of their performance and enable longevity. It is appropriate in this competitive scenario the implementation of strategic management tools such as Balanced Scrorecard (BSC, which is a system that must be implemented according to the strategy, vision

  8. Revisiting the Cramér Rao Lower Bound for Elastography: Predicting the Performance of Axial, Lateral and Polar Strain Elastograms.

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    Verma, Prashant; Doyley, Marvin M

    2017-09-01

    We derived the Cramér Rao lower bound for 2-D estimators employed in quasi-static elastography. To illustrate the theory, we modeled the 2-D point spread function as a sinc-modulated sine pulse in the axial direction and as a sinc function in the lateral direction. We compared theoretical predictions of the variance incurred in displacements and strains when quasi-static elastography was performed under varying conditions (different scanning methods, different configuration of conventional linear array imaging and different-size kernels) with those measured from simulated or experimentally acquired data. We performed studies to illustrate the application of the derived expressions when performing vascular elastography with plane wave and compounded plane wave imaging. Standard deviations in lateral displacements were an order higher than those in axial. Additionally, the derived expressions predicted that peak performance should occur when 2% strain is applied, the same order of magnitude as observed in simulations (1%) and experiments (1%-2%). We assessed how different configurations of conventional linear array imaging (number of active reception and transmission elements) influenced the quality of axial and lateral strain elastograms. The theoretical expressions predicted that 2-D echo tracking should be performed with wide kernels, but the length of the kernels should be selected using knowledge of the magnitude of the applied strain: specifically, longer kernels for small strains (<5%) and shorter kernels for larger strains. Although the general trends of theoretical predictions and experimental observations were similar, biases incurred during beamforming and subsample displacement estimation produced noticeable differences. Copyright © 2017 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Tsegaye Asres, BScN", Legesse Degefa, BScN"

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    Yes () (). No 6() | ()(). Fifty four (90%) of patients cards were complete in the following areas; vital signs, medication, patient teaching needs, record about patient capacity to self care, and records on weight Forty one (68.3%) had records of subsequent vital signs. Forty eight (80%) of the reviewed patient cards revealed ...

  10. Modelo de un sistema de inteligencia de negocios basado en S-BSC para entidades prestadoras de servicio de salud de alta complejidad sin ánimo de lucro

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    Robayo Vargas, Eduard Ignacio

    2015-01-01

    Este estado de conocimiento tiene como objetivo realizar una revisión bibliográfica de los conceptos relevantes relacionados con la implementación de Balanced Scorecard en las organizaciones. Se abordaran los conceptos relevantes de Balanced Scorecard desde las cuatro perspectivas que se deben tener en cuenta para su implementación: Clientes, Financiera, Procesos Internos, Innovación y aprendizaje. Las ventajas de la implementación de BSC y de lo que representa para las organizaciones a nivel...

  11. Atmospheric dust modeling from meso to global scales with the online NMMB/BSC-Dust model – Part 2: Experimental campaigns in Northern Africa

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    K. Haustein

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The new NMMB/BSC-Dust model is intended to provide short to medium-range weather and dust forecasts from regional to global scales. It is an online model in which the dust aerosol dynamics and physics are solved at each model time step. The companion paper (Pérez et al., 2011 develops the dust model parameterizations and provides daily to annual evaluations of the model for its global and regional configurations. Modeled aerosol optical depth (AOD was evaluated against AERONET Sun photometers over Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe with correlations around 0.6–0.7 on average without dust data assimilation. In this paper we analyze in detail the behavior of the model using data from the Saharan Mineral dUst experiment (SAMUM-1 in 2006 and the Bodélé Dust Experiment (BoDEx in 2005. AOD from satellites and Sun photometers, vertically resolved extinction coefficients from lidars and particle size distributions at the ground and in the troposphere are used, complemented by wind profile data and surface meteorological measurements. All simulations were performed at the regional scale for the Northern African domain at the expected operational horizontal resolution of 25 km. Model results for SAMUM-1 generally show good agreement with satellite data over the most active Saharan dust sources. The model reproduces the AOD from Sun photometers close to sources and after long-range transport, and the dust size spectra at different height levels. At this resolution, the model is not able to reproduce a large haboob that occurred during the campaign. Some deficiencies are found concerning the vertical dust distribution related to the representation of the mixing height in the atmospheric part of the model. For the BoDEx episode, we found the diurnal temperature cycle to be strongly dependant on the soil moisture, which is underestimated in the NCEP analysis used for model initialization. The low level jet (LLJ and the dust AOD over the Bodélé are

  12. Atmospheric Dust Modeling from Meso to Global Scales with the Online NMMB/BSC-Dust Model Part 2: Experimental Campaigns in Northern Africa

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    Haustein, K.; Perez, C.; Baldasano, J. M.; Jorba, O.; Basart, S.; Miller, R. L.; Janjic, Z.; Black, T.; Nickovic, S.; Todd, M. C.; hide

    2012-01-01

    The new NMMB/BSC-Dust model is intended to provide short to medium-range weather and dust forecasts from regional to global scales. It is an online model in which the dust aerosol dynamics and physics are solved at each model time step. The companion paper (Perez et al., 2011) develops the dust model parameterizations and provides daily to annual evaluations of the model for its global and regional configurations. Modeled aerosol optical depth (AOD) was evaluated against AERONET Sun photometers over Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe with correlations around 0.6-0.7 on average without dust data assimilation. In this paper we analyze in detail the behavior of the model using data from the Saharan Mineral dUst experiment (SAMUM-1) in 2006 and the Bodele Dust Experiment (BoDEx) in 2005. AOD from satellites and Sun photometers, vertically resolved extinction coefficients from lidars and particle size distributions at the ground and in the troposphere are used, complemented by wind profile data and surface meteorological measurements. All simulations were performed at the regional scale for the Northern African domain at the expected operational horizontal resolution of 25 km. Model results for SAMUM-1 generally show good agreement with satellite data over the most active Saharan dust sources. The model reproduces the AOD from Sun photometers close to sources and after long-range transport, and the dust size spectra at different height levels. At this resolution, the model is not able to reproduce a large haboob that occurred during the campaign. Some deficiencies are found concerning the vertical dust distribution related to the representation of the mixing height in the atmospheric part of the model. For the BoDEx episode, we found the diurnal temperature cycle to be strongly dependant on the soil moisture, which is underestimated in the NCEP analysis used for model initialization. The low level jet (LLJ) and the dust AOD over the Bodélé are well reproduced

  13. STUDY OF SERO-PREVALENCE OF DENGUE FEVER AND KNOWLEDGE ON DENGUE INFECTION IN CHALMEDA ANAND RAO INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (CAIMS TEACHING HOSPITAL KARIMNAGAR, TELANGANA STATE

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Dengue virus infection has emerged as a notable public health problem in recent decades in terms of the mortality and morbidity associated with it Dengue is endemic in many parts of India and epidemics are frequently reported from various parts of India and abroad. This study aimed for finding out the frequency and distribution of dengue fever and its case fatality based on the variables such as age and sex during a time period of monsoon. The present study report communicates us the Sero-prevalence of dengue fever and the knowledge on dengue infection in the study subjects of Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences (CAIMS teaching hospital Karimnagar, Telangana, India. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. The present hospital study aims to describe the frequency, distribution and case fatality of dengue fever based on the variables such as age, sex and period of one month in CAIMS Teaching Hospital. 2. To assess the Sero-positive cases among all admitted fever cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS The total number 185 patients were admitted in medical ward and screened for Sero-positive dengue infection. It is across sectional study which is conducted by pre tested & structured questioner to assess knowledge and subjected for study to know the Sero-prevalence of dengue infection from 16th October 2015 to 15th November 2015 (period of 1 month. Blood samples were collected from 185 fever cases, Sera were separated and subjected for(Dengue check anti-dengue IgM and IgG antibody testing by the solid phase immune-chromatographic assay,( a commercial dengue virus rapid test kit manufactured by Standard Diagnostics, J. Mitra & Co. Pvt. ltd A 180 -181 Okla. Ind. in the Department of Microbiology CAIMS, Karimnagar. RESULTS Out of 185 admitted fever cases, 97(52.43% were found to be dengue positive for IgM or IgG or for both the antibodies. In 2015, the highest number of suspected dengue patients admitted was in the month of 16th October 2015 to 15th

  14. Rao, Prof. Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra

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    Specialization: Solid State Chemistry, Surface Science, Spectroscopy and Molecular Structure Address: Linus Pauling Research Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru 560 064, Karnataka Contact: Office: (080) 2365 3075, (080) 2208 2761. Residence: (080) 2360 1410

  15. Prof. Bookinkere Channakeshavaiah Subba Rao

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    Bookinkere Channakeshavaiah Ph.D. (Purdue). Date of birth: 8 December 1923. Date of death: 9 August 2017. Specialization: Applied Organic Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry Last known address: 'Sri Ganga', No. 8, Temple Road, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore 570 012, Karnataka. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog ...

  16. Rama Rao, Dr Alla Venkata

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    Date of birth: 2 April 1935. Specialization: Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Technology Address: Chairman & Managing Director, AVRA Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., AVRA House, 7-102/54, Sai Enclave, Habshiguda, Hyderabad 500 007, A.P.. Contact: Office: (040) 2717 8568-9. Residence: (040) 2717 3360. Mobile: 98481 35163

  17. B J Rao, TIFR, Mumbai

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    With the knowledge of discrete spatial chromosome territory organization within interphase nuclei, our current studyinvestigates the effect of DNA damage at the whole chromosome level. DNA damage,in a dose dependent manner,indeed induces a spatial repositioning of chromosomes specifically with higher gene density.

  18. Rao, Prof. Nittala Venkata Chalapathi

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Date of birth: 23 May 1969. Specialization: Mineralogy, Igneous Petrology, Mantle Geochemistry, Geodynamics, Mineral Resources Address: Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, U.P.. Contact: Mobile: 99356 47365. Email: nvcr100@gmail.com, nvcraobhu@gmail.com.

  19. Contribuições para a configuração de um sistema de medição de desempenho para incubadoras de empresas baseado no BSC

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    José Antonio Arantes Salles

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Incubators are designed to provide a more efficient and effective way to survive in today's business world. In turbulent and dynamic business environment, incubators should be quick to react by directing their actions in order to remain consistent with its strategic objectives. This article suggests the use of an adaptation of the Balanced Scorecard - BSC as a tool for measuring and evaluating performance of incubators, as this tool is based on the use of a set of performance indicators, organized and logically articulated in order to match measures that reflect past performance with future performance, aiming to meet mission and long-term goals of the incubators. From this concept is carried out a diagnosis of management of incubators in the state of Sao Paulo, for which were used questionnaires and carried out visits. Considering the answers of the questionnaires, it was noted that in higher or lower number, there are indicators which contribute in the management process of these incubators, in accordance with perspectives of BSC. However, it was evidenced that in none of cases that indicators are associated with a real and effective measuring and evaluating system of performance.

  20. Implantação do Balanced Scorecard (BSC sob o enfoque da velha economia institucional em uma instituição de ensino superior do estado do RS

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    Maria Margarete Bacin Brizolla

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The study aimed to investigate the adoption of the BSC at a higher influence learning environment institutionalized concepts and are converted into new values, habits and routines in a in a higher education institution in the state of RS. To meet this objective, a descriptive, qualitative was conducted through case study through interviews with those involved in the BSC implementation process of the institution. The results indicated that the first conclusion note is that the institutional dimension is as important as the technical-rational dimension in the conceptual model design phase of the system, simply not rationally plan the best concepts, routines and rules to implement a management system but have the conceptual basis in line with the guidelines of the institutional field of organization. It is noticed a conscious process of identifying institutional principles and the Balanced Scorecard coding specifying concepts and routines consistent with the institutional principles shared by institutional managers. The study contributes to a more adequate understanding of real phenomena of change and institutionalization of management systems from a conceptual framework becoming evident that the normative vision is needed towards the adoption of best management practices, and the institutional vision has its importance in order to ensure the effective institutionalization of the idealized system.

  1. Cognitive impairment in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders: A comparison of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III and the Wechsler Memory Scale Revised with the Rao Brief Repeatable Neuropsychological Battery

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    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Approximately 55% of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD show cognitive impairment as evaluated using the Rao Brief Repeatable Neuropsychological Battery (BRBN, but this frequency appears to be higher than the frequency of specific brain lesions in NMOSD. Objective: We studied whether cognitive impairment could be observed in NMOSD patients with no or minor non-specific brain lesions. Methods: We evaluated cognitive function in 12 NMOSD and 14 MS patients using the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III (WAIS-III, the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised (WMS-R, and the BRBN. We judged as cognitively impaired patients whose scores were below the average by 2 standard deviations or greater in 2 or more cognitive domains. Results: Cognitive impairment was observed in 5 MS patients (35.7% and in the only NMOSD patient (8.3% with symptomatic brain lesions, but not in the other NMOSD patients who had no or minor non-specific brain lesions. Meanwhile, 5 NMOSD (41.7% and 4 MS (28.6% patients who had normal cognition according to the WAIS-III and WMS-R were assessed as cognitively impaired by the BRBN (which is not standardized for age. Conclusions: Cognitive function in NMOSD patients with no or mild non-specific brain lesions was preserved according to the WAIS-III and WMS-R. Keywords: Neuromyelitis Optica, Cognitive impairment, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III, Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised, Rao Brief Repeatable Neuropsychological Battery, Multiple sclerosis

  2. Structural classification of RAO3( MO) n compounds ( R =Sc, In, Y, or lanthanides; A =Fe(III), Ga, Cr, or Al; M =divalent cation; n = 1-11)

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    Kimizuka, Noboru; Mohri, Takahiko

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    A series of new compounds RAO3( MO) n ( n = 1-11) having spinel, YbFe 2O 4, or InFeO 3(ZnO) n types of structures were newly synthesized ( R =Sc, In, Y, Lu, Yb, Tm, or Er; A =Fe(III), Ga, Cr, or Al; M =Mg, Mn, Fe(II), Co, Ni, Zn, or Cd) at elevated temperatures. The conditions of synthesis and the lattice constants for these compounds are reported. The stacking sequences of the InO 1.5, (FeZn)O 2.5, and ZnO layers for InFeO 3(ZnO) 10 and the TmO 1.5, (AlZn)O 2.5, and ZnO layers for TmAlO 3(ZnO) 11 are presented, respectively. The crystal structures of the( RAO3) m( MO) n phases ( R =Sc, In, Y, or lanthanide elements; A =Fe(III), Ga, Cr, or Al; M =divalent cation elements; m and n =integer) are classified into four crystal structure types (K 2NiF 4, CaFe 2O 4, YbFe 2O 4, and spinel), based upon the constituent cations R, A, and M

  3. リコーにおけるバランストスコアカード(Balanced Scorecard BSC)の活用について-BSCから戦略的目標管理制度(Strategic Management by Objectives:SMO)へ-

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    BSC は Kaplan と Norton が 1992年に発表した概念であるが、その特徴は企業の戦略やビジョンを可視化し、それらを実行に移す為の戦略マネジメント・システムとして説明されることが多い。 しかしながら、 BSC は企業の実態に合わせて様々に活用されている。 特に、わが国で最も早い時期に BSC を導入したリコー社は、BSC の活用形態に工夫を加え、戦略的目標管理制度(SMO)を活用している。 そこで、本稿では、リコー社の業績評価システムがどのような変遷をたどって、BSC からさらに SMO を活用するにいたったのかを概観し、リコー社の業績評価システムに対して考察を加えることを目的としている。...

  4. Application of a partitioning procedure based on Rao quadratic entropy index to characterize the temporal evolution of in situ varietal and genetic diversity of bread wheat in France over the period 1981-2006.

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    Perronne, Rémi; Goldringer, Isabelle

    2017-12-15

    We present and highlight a partitioning procedure based on the Rao quadratic entropy index to assess temporal in situ inter-annual varietal and genetic changes of crop diversity. For decades, Western-European agroecosystems have undergone profound changes, among which a reduction of crop genetic diversity. These changes have been highlighted in numerous studies, but no unified partitioning procedure has been proposed to compute the inter-annual variability in both varietal and genetic diversity. To fill this gap, we tested, adjusted and applied a partitioning procedure based on the Rao quadratic entropy index that made possible to describe the different components of crop diversity as well as to account for the relative acreages of varieties. To emphasize the relevance of this procedure, we relied on a case study focusing on the temporal evolution of bread wheat diversity in France over the period 1981-2006 at both national and district scales. At the national scale, we highlighted a decrease of the weighted genetic replacement indicating that varieties sown in the most recent years were more genetically similar than older ones. At the district scale, we highlighted sudden changes in weighted genetic replacement in some agricultural regions that could be due to fast shifts of successive leading varieties over time. Other regions presented a relatively continuous increase of genetic similarity over time, potentially due to the coexistence of a larger number of co-leading varieties that got closer genetically. Based on the partitioning procedure, we argue that a tendency of in situ genetic homogenization could be compared to some of its potential causes, such as a decrease in the speed of replacement or an increase in between-variety genetic similarity over time.

  5. Planejamento estratégico em vigilância sanitária: aplicação do Balanced Scorecard (BSC | Strategic planning in health regulation: application of the Balanced Scorecard framework

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    Raquel Gonçalves Coimbra Flexa

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva apresentar o método e a estrutura do ciclo de Planejamento Estratégico (PE para o período de 2016 a 2019 na Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (Anvisa. Para isso, utilizou-se o referencial teórico sobre PE, apresentando, especificamente, a metodologia Balanced Scorecard (BSC, com destaque para o emprego desses conceitos na Gestão Pública. A partir disso, é apresentado como a metodologia BSC foi aplicada na Anvisa, na forma de um estudo de caso, com ênfase no método utilizado para a construção do PE, bem como nas diretrizes para sua elaboração. Discute-se ainda a revisão do Mapa Estratégico da Agência, com análise comparativa entre os mapas anteriormente vigente e o atual, descrevendo-se as etapas de construção e validação dos diferentes elementos do Mapa. Conclui-se que o método de Planejamento apontado é aplicável à Gestão Pública, de tal forma que é possível desenhar a estratégia e priorizar os objetivos, com vistas a alcançar resultados e melhorar o desempenho da instituição pública. ================================================ This article main objective is to present the method, framework and guidelines applied by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa Strategic Planning, for the period 2016-2019. In order to provide information about the concepts that are used in the project, there is a section that shows Strategic Planning and Balanced Scorecard theoretical frameworks, with an emphasis on how these concepts are applied to Public Management. Then, the authors show how these frameworks were implemented by Anvisa. This article focuses on the Strategy Map review and, in this regard, it compares the previous Strategy Map and the current one. In this comparison, there is a discussion about its elaboration and validation methods, as well as about the guidelines for its preparation.

  6. Implantação do Balanced Scorecard (BSC sob o enfoque da velha economia institucional em uma instituição de ensino superior do estado do RS

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    Maria Margarete Bacin Brizolla

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    Full Text Available O estudo teve como objetivo investigar como a adoção do BSC em um ambiente de ensino superior influência os conceitos institucionalizados e são convertidos em novos valores, hábitos e rotinas em uma em uma Instituição de Ensino Superior no Estado do RS. Para atender a este objetivo, foi realizada uma pesquisa descritiva, qualitativa, por meio de estudo de caso, por meio de entrevistas com os envolvidos no processo de implantação de BSC da instituição. Os resultados indicaram que a primeira conclusão observada é que a dimensão institucional é tão importante quanto a dimensão técnico-racional, na fase de concepção do modelo conceitual do sistema, não bastando planejar racionalmente os melhores conceitos, rotinas e regras para implantar um sistema de gestão, mas ter a base conceitual em sintonia com as diretrizes do campo institucional da organização. Percebe-se um processo consciente de identificação de princípios institucionais e de codificação do Balanced Scorecard especificando conceitos e rotinas coerentes com os princípios institucionais compartilhados pelos gestores institucionais. O estudo contribui para a compreensão mais adequada dos fenômenos reais de mudança e institucionalização de sistemas de gestão a partir de uma estrutura conceitual ficando evidenciado que a visão normativa é necessária, no sentido da adoção de melhores práticas de gestão, e a visão institucional tem sua importância no sentido de se assegurar a efetiva institucionalização do sistema idealizado.

  7. 'With a bit of tweaking…we could be great'. An exploratory study of the perceptions of students on working with older people in a preregistration BSc (Hons) Nursing course.

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    Duggan, Seana; Mitchell, Elizabeth A; Moore, Kevin D

    2013-09-01

    With ageing demographics, it is important that nurse education curriculum can prepare students to work with older people. To explore students' perceptions of working with older people and the extent to which their preregistration curriculum is preparing them for this role. A qualitative research design, incorporating focus groups in data collection. Four focus groups were held in January 2011, involving a total of 32 students undertaking a preregistration BSc (Hons) nursing degree course. An overt focus in the preregistration curriculum on acute and critical care and perceived deficits in care of older people content left some students feeling underprepared to work with older people and to challenge ritualistic practice. Clinical placement experience and mentor support appeared to be influencing students' decisions about whether they would consider working with older people in the future. Education providers should ensure that students are adequately prepared to work with older people and that students are supported when they observe poor practice. A finding that observation of ritualistic practice could prompt some students to consider working with older people, warrants further research. Implications for practice. Nurse educators should evaluate the content and delivery of their preregistration courses to ensure that the prerequisite knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work with older people are accorded appropriate value and attention. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  8. Study ing the influence and d imensions of Competitive Intelligence of Coaches on performance of current Soccer teams of The Iranian Premier League According to Component Balanced Scorecard (BSC

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    Amir Abbas BABAKIANPOUR

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    Full Text Available T he aim of this study was to investigate the impact of coaches competitive intelligence on the football teams performance in the Iranian Premier League based on the Balanced Scorecard component (BSC.This prac tical research is a descriptive - correlational study in which population consisted of all head coaches and coaches from 16 Iranian Premier F ootball teams be tween 1392 - 1393. Two individual from each team were selected as coach and head coach and t he sample of 32 students were selected by census method. Questionnaire, 12 balls Fehy (2007 was used to measure competitive intelligence Coaches variables and ¬ 20 items of the questionnaire Neon (2003 was used to measure team performance. The results showed that the competitive intelligence team football coache s could affect performance and internal team performance will significantly increase. Also the team awareness c o ndition, technical knowledge, Opponents situation awareness, and awareness strategy of the coac hes had the greatest impact on team performance. In fact, coach es who having high level of competitive intellige nce will use the environmental threats as opportunities for improvement and uses it to enhance team performance.

  9. Assessing The Role Of Integrated Learning In The BSc International Field Geosciences (IFG) Joint Degree Programme At University College Cork, the University of Montana and the University of Potsdam.

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    Meere, Patrick; Hendrix, Marc; Strecker, Manfred; Berger, Andreas

    2010-05-01

    The Department of Geology at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, in conjunction with the Universities of Montana (UM) and Potsdam (UP) launched a new BSc in International Field Geosciences in Autumn 2008. In this program superb natural field geoscience laboratories available in Europe and the western United States are utilized as learning environments forming the basis for a ‘Joint' Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree. This programme focuses on the documentation, interpretation, and synthesis of critical geological issues in the field. It rests upon a backbone of existing modules that are the foundation of current geology programs at three partner institutions complemented by an emphasis on the development of field-based learning in an intercultural setting. The core curriculum is identical to that required for the existing BSc Geology at UCC except the third Year is spent abroad at UM while additional courses are taken at the UP at the start the fourth year. The mobility component of the programme is funded as part of a joint EU/US ATLANTIS project. The motivation for the new programme was primarily driven by the growing international demand for geoscientists with integrated field skills. Over the last two decades existing geoscience programmes in Europe and the US have tended to progressively reduce their field based learning components. One of the major reasons for this neglect is the increasing cost associated with physically transporting students into the field and maintaining a safe outdoor working environment. Heath and safety considerations in an increasingly litigious society have led to increasingly limited choices for suitable field areas in the last few decades. Lastly, recent technological advances such as GIS and various other forms of remote sensing have led to new ways of analyzing geospatial data that, while certainly useful, divert the attention of the Geoscience community away from collecting ‘ground truth' data and making direct

  10. N V Chalapathi Rao, BHU, Varanasi

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    Kimberlites: Keys for understanding the Geodynamic evolution of ancient cratons. Of all the magmas which erupt on the Earth's surface, those of the kimberlites are ... basins, (ii) origin of the. Deccan Flood basalts, (iii) lithospheric thickness of the Indian shield and (iv) mass extinctions at the K-Pg boundary would be presented.

  11. C V P rof. Udupi Ramachandra Rao

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    ... Space Applications, Space Science, Avionics, Electronics, Interplanetary Physics, Satellite & Rocket Technology, High Energy Astronomy Last known address: Chairman, PRL Council, Department of Space, Antariksh Bhavan, New BEL Road, Bengaluru 560 231, Karnataka. YouTube · Twitter · Facebook · Blog ...

  12. A Robust Cramer-Rao Analogue.

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    1981-01-01

    Department of Computer Science and Statistics, State University of Sao Carlos, S.P., Brazil; H. T. David is Professor of Statistics and Industrial ...4.11). Example 4.1. (N(0,1), ") is regular L1-optimal. .’i 13 REFERENCES ALAMO, J. B. (1964), "Estimacion en Mediana," Trabajos de Estadistica , 15, 93

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  14. Page 1 354 KJ Rao and B G Rao 1966; Shulman et al 1976 ...

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    outline of the EXAFS and XANES procedures and discuss the strengths and Weaknesses of these techniques in the structural elucidation of glasses with illustrative examples from the authors' work. 2. Principles of the EXAFS and the XANES. When sufficiently energetic X-ray photons are incident on solids, electrons from ...

  15. Phase relations in the pseudobinary systems RAO3-R2Ti2O7 (R: rare earth element and Y, A: Fe, Ga, Al, Cr and Mn) and syntheses of new compounds R(A1-xTix)O3+x/2 (2/3≤x≤3/4) at elevated temperatures in air

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    Brown, Francisco; Jacobo-Herrera, Ivan; Alvarez-Montaño, Victor; Kimizuka, Noboru; Kurashina, Keiji; Michiue, Yuichi; Matsuo, Yoji; Mori, Shigeo; Ikeda, Naoshi; Medrano, Felipe

    2017-07-01

    Phase relations in the pseudo-binary systems RFeO3-R2Ti2O7 (R: Lu, Ho and Dy), RGaO3-R2Ti2O7 (R: Lu and Er), LuAlO3-Lu2Ti2O7 and RAO3-R2Ti2O7 (R: Lu and Yb. A: Cr and Mn) at elevated temperatures in air were determined by means of a classic quenching method. There exist Lu(Fe1-xTix)O3+x/2, R(Ga1-xTix)O3+x/2 (R: Lu and Er) and Lu(Al1-xTix)O3+x/2 (2/3≤ x≤3/4) having the Yb(Fe1-xTix)O3+x/2-type of crystal structure (x=0.72, space group: R3m, a(Å)=17.9773 and c(Å)=16.978 as a hexagonal setting) in these pseudo binary systems. Eighteen compounds R(A1-xTix)O3+x/2 (R: Lu-Sm and Y, A: Fe, Ga and Al) were newly synthesized and their lattice constants as a hexagonal setting were measured by means of the X-ray powder diffraction method. The R occupies the octahedral site and both A and Ti does the trigonalbipyramidal one in these compounds. Relation between lattice constants for the rhombic R(A1-xTix)O3+x/2 and the monoclinic In(A1-xTix)O3+x/2 are as follows, ah≈5 x bm, ch≈3 x cm x sin β and am=31/2 x bm, where ah and ch are the lattice constants as a hexagonal setting for R(A1-xTix)O3+x/2 and am, bm, cm and β are those of the monoclinic In(A1-xTix)O3+x/2. Crystal structural relationships among α-InGaO3 (hexagonal, high pressure form, space group: P63/mmc), InGaO3 (rhombic, hypothetical), (RAO3)n(BO)m and RAO3(ZnO)m (R: Lu-Ho, Y and In, A: Fe, Ga, and Al, B: divalent cation element, m, n: natural number), the orthorhombic-and monoclinic In(A1-xTix)O3+x/2 (A: Fe, Ga, Al, Cr and Mn) and the hexagonal-and rhombic R(A1-xTix)O3+x/2 (R: Lu-Sm and Y, A: Fe, Ga and Al) are schematically presented. We concluded that the crystal structures of both the α-InGaO3 (high pressure form, hexagonal, space group: P63/mmc) and the hypothetical InGaO3 (rhombic) are the key structures for constructing the crystal structures of these compounds having the cations with CN=5.

  16. Should Degree Programs in Biomedical and Health Informatics be Dedicated or Integrated? : Reflections and Recommendations after more than 40 Years of Medical Informatics Education at TU Braunschweig, including 10 Years of B.Sc. and 15 Years of M.Sc. Integrated Degree Curricula.

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    Haux, Reinhold; Marschollek, Michael; Wolf, Klaus-Hendrik; Zeisberg, Ute

    2017-07-01

    Education in biomedical and health informatics (BMHI) has been established in many countries throughout the world. For degree programs in BMHI we can distinguish between those that are completely stand-alone or dedicated to the discipline vs. those that are integrated within another program. After running integrated degree medical informatics programs at TU Braunschweig for 10 years at the B.Sc. and for 15 years at the M.Sc level, we (1) report about this educational approach, (2) analyze recommendations on, implementations of, and experiences with degree educational programs in BMHI worldwide, (3) summarize our lessons learned with the integrated approach at TU Braunschweig, and (4) suggest an answer to the question, whether degree programs in biomedical and health informatics should be dedicated or integrated. According to our experience at TU Braunschweig and based on our analysis of publications, there is a clear dominance of dedicated degree programs in BMHI. The specialization in medical informatics within a computer science program, as offered at TU Braunschweig, may be a good way of implementing an integrated, informatics-based approach to medical informatics, in particular if a dual degree option can be chosen. The option of curricula leading to double degrees, i.e. in this case to two separate degrees in computer science and in medical informatics might, however, be a better solution.

  17. [Migration of industrial radionuclides in soils and benthal deposits at the coastal margins of the temporary waste storage facility (TWSF) of the Northwest Center for Radioactive Waste Management (SevRAO) and its influence on the possible contamination of the sea offshore waters].

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    Filonova, A A; Seregin, V A

    2014-01-01

    For obtaining the integral information about the current radiation situation in the sea offshore waters of the temporary waste storage facility (TWSF) of the Northwest Center for Radioactive Waste Management "SevRAO" in the Andreeva Bay and in the settle Gremikha with a purpose of a comprehensive assessment of its condition there was performed radiation-ecological monitoring of the adjacent sea offshore waters of the TWSF. It was shown that in the territory of industrial sites of the TWSF as a result of industrial activity there are localized areas of pollution by man-made radionuclides. As a result of leaching of radionuclides by tidal stream, snowmelt and rainwater radioactive contamination extends beyond the territory of the sanitary protection zone and to the coastal sea offshore waters. To confirm the coastal pollution of the sea offshore waters the levels of mobility of 90Sr and 137Cs in environmental chains and bond strength of them with the soil and benthal deposits were clarified by determining with the method of detection of the forms of the presence of radionuclides in these media. There was established a high mobility of 137Cs and 90Sr in soils and benthal deposits (desorption coefficient (Kd) of 137Cs and 90Sr (in soils - 0.56 and 0.98), in the sediments - 0.82). The migration of radionuclides in environmental chains can lead to the contamination of the environment, including the sea offshore waters.

  18. Expert Meeting Report: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation (BSC Report)

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    The addition of insulation to the exterior of buildings is an effective means of increasing the thermal resistance of both wood framed walls as well as mass masonry wall assemblies. The location of the insulation to the exterior of the structure has many direct benefits including better effective R-value from reduced thermal bridging, better condensation resistance, reduced thermal stress on the structure, as well as other commonly associated improvements such as increased air tightness and improved water management (Hutcheon 1964, Lstiburek 2007). The intent of the meeting was to review the current state of industry knowledge regarding cladding attachment over exterior insulation with a specific focus on: 1. Gravity load resistance, 2. Wind load resistance. The presentations explore these topics from an engineering design, laboratory testing, field monitoring, as well as practical construction perspective. By bringing various groups together (who have been conduction research or have experience in this area), a more holistic review of the design limits and current code language proposals can be completed and additional gaps identified. The results of which will help inform design standards and criteria.

  19. Chemistry Students' Competence throughout their BSc Course in ...

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    reasoning and the difficulty is probably associated with the need for processing lengthy information (information in statements is lengthy compared with those in equations) in working memory. (short-term memory), which is limited in most people19,20. A good method for 'by-passing” verbal reasoning would be to translate.

  20. Organization of BSc and MSc projects in project families

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    Ottosen, Lisbeth M.; Goltermann, Per; Jensen, Pernille Erland

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    This work reports organization of student thesis projects in project families, with the benefit to both teaching and learning. The project organization went from student projects broadly distributed on topics related to different research issues and individual supervision to project families...... with closely related topics, group supervision in lab and weekly group meetings combined with individual supervision. The overall topic of all student projects was “Use of alternative ashes in concrete” and they were experimentally based. A key challenge in this organization of projects is on one hand to offer...... of the semester, the project family followed the same overall predesigned pattern. The students followed standard procedures and compared their special concrete with standards. The experimental procedures were taught to all students at the same time, releasing significant time for specialized academic supervision...

  1. Strategic Public Management - Selected Experiences with BSC Implementation

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    Full Text Available Elements associated with modern approaches towards public management have been gaining ground in various forms in the Czech public administration, especially in the last decade. They reflect the priorities of the public administration reform and the enhanced opportunities for co-financing the implementation of new management tools from European funds. This article summarizes the experience of strategic management, based on the analysis of secondary sources and on the experience of one of the authors who has worked as manager in several public administration/public sector institutions. In the practical part, the article focuses on the potential and limits of implementation of the Balanced Scorecard using the practical experience together with the implementation of this instrument at the level of city and ministry.

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    It is suggested that difficulties with the use of cognitive strategies are often not due to students' inability to understand and use them but to insufficient emphasis being placed on them in their courses. Since an increase in competence in cognitive strategies and cognitive skills can be expected to lead to more efficient learning ...

  3. Supply chain value creation methodology under BSC approach

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    Golrizgashti, Seyedehfatemeh

    2014-06-01

    The objective of this paper is proposing a developed balanced scorecard approach to measure supply chain performance with the aim of creating more value in manufacturing and business operations. The most important metrics have been selected based on experts' opinion acquired by in-depth interviews focused on creating more value for stakeholders. Using factor analysis method, a survey research has been used to categorize selected metrics into balanced scorecard perspectives. The result identifies the intensity of correlation between perspectives and cause-and-effect chains among them using statistical method based on a real case study in home appliance manufacturing industries.

  4. A catalogue of AKARI FIS BSC extragalactic objects

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    Marton, Gabor; Toth, L. Viktor; Gyorgy Balazs, Lajos

    2015-08-01

    We combined photometric data of about 70 thousand point sources from the AKARI Far-Infrared Surveyor Bright Source Catalogue with AllWISE catalogue data to identify galaxies. We used Quadratic Discriminant Analysis (QDA) to classify our sources. The classification was based on a 6D parameter space that contained AKARI [F65/F90], [F90/F140], [F140/F160] and WISE W1-W2 colours along with WISE W1 magnitudes and AKARI [F140] flux values. Sources were classified into 3 main objects types: YSO candidates, evolved stars and galaxies. The training samples were SIMBAD entries of the input point sources wherever an associated SIMBAD object was found within a 30 arcsecond search radius. The QDA resulted more than 5000 AKARI galaxy candidate sources. The selection was tested cross-correlating our AKARI extragalactic catalogue with the Revised IRAS-FSC Redshift Catalogue (RIFSCz). A very good match was found. A further classification attempt was also made to differentiate between extragalactic subtypes using Support Vector Machines (SVMs). The results of the various methods showed that we can confidently separate cirrus dominated objects (type 1 of RIFSCz). Some of our “galaxy candidate” sources are associated with 2MASS extended objects, and listed in the NASA Extragalactic Database so far without clear proofs of their extragalactic nature. Examples will be presented in our poster. Finally other AKARI extragalactic catalogues will be also compared to our statistical selection.

  5. 150 filmi Odessast Kiievini / Rao Heidmets ; interv. Jaan Ruus

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    Heidmets, Rao, 1956-

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    Ukrainas 14. Rahvusvahelise Animafilmide festivali KROK žüriis osalenu ülevaade üritusest, nähtud filmidest, žürii tööst. Eriauhinna sai Riho Undi nukufilm "Vennad Karusüdamed". Peaauhinna sai inglase Luis Cook'i "Õed Pearce'id" ("The Pearce Sisters")

  6. HELENA MATHEWS', P s RAO2 and c R BHATIA“

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    Murashige and Skoog (1962) with streptomycin 100 ,ug/ml. pTiT37-14a/a induced tumours were cultured on an MS medium supplemented with indole acetic acid (IAA) and kinetin(kn). The nutrient medium was adjusted to pH 5-8 and solidified with 0-8 'X,. Difco agar. Millipore filter sterilised streptomycin sulphate was ...

  7. Page 1 43O K. Venkateswara Rao and others Nierenstein's ...

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    the substance, 304-5; does not dissolve in acetone and gives a yellow colour with cold alkali; m.p. of acetate 214-17. Tectochrysin.--A Solution of chrysin (13 g) in anhydrous acetone. (100 c.c.) was refluxed with dimethyl sulphate (0.55 c.c.) and anhydrous potassium carbonate (5 g) for 6 hours. After distilling off the solvent ...

  8. Alkaline Protease from Bacillus firmus 7728 | Rao | African Journal ...

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    Extracellular alkaline protease producing Bacillus firmus MTCC 7728 was isolated from the soil samples taken from the leather factories in Nacharam industrial area, Hyderabad. Maximum activity was found after 48 h of fermentation. Optimum pH and temperature for maximum enzyme activity were 9 and 40°C, respectively.

  9. Review on cadmium removal from aqueous solutions | Rao ...

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    More attention needs to be given for regeneration/reuse/ safe disposal of the loaded adsorbents wherein the data are insufficient. The engineering aspects also need attention for commercial application of various adsorbents. International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 7, 2010, pp. 81-103 ...

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    cent only in the case of the first three substances, viz., potassium chloride, sodium chloride and ammonium chloride. The tabloid densities for the bromide and iodide of potassium are ... the pressed specimen of magnesium oxide with which Bridgman (1932) worked was only 3-01 in spite of the large pressure employed by ...

  11. Crown dilacerations - Two case reports | Rao | Nigerian Dental Journal

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    Crown dilaceration is a relatively abnormal clinical finding when compared to root dilacerations. The incidence of crown dilacerations is stated to be as low as 3%. This report presents two cases of crown dilacerations in two different locations. A brief review of the literature pertinent to the condition, and the clinical and ...

  12. November 06, 2016 Prof. Appa Rao Podile FASc, FNASc, FNAAS ...

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    Nov 6, 2016 ... Gram negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod shaped bacterium, belongs to family Enterobacteriaceae. Isolated as a root endophyte from Populus trichocarpa. Promotes soybean growth probably with the production of lipo.chitin oligosaccharides analogue of. Rhizobium. 厂 Produces four different types of ...

  13. Precipitation Estimation: from the RAO to EURAINSAT and Beyond

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    Levizzani, V.; Adamo, C.; Alberoni, P. P.; Antonini, A.; Battaglia, A.; Baptista, Poiares; Bauer, P.; Buzzi, A.; Capacci, D.; Caracciolo, C.; Cattani, E.; Celano, M.; Cimini, D.; Costa, M. J.; Davolio, S.; Dietrich, S.; Fantini, M.; di Michele, S.; Guiliani, G.; Hinsman, D. E.; Kästner, M.; Khain, A.; Kidd, C.; Kidd, J.; Kniveton, D.; Lahav, R.; Layberry, R.; Lensky, I.; Malguzzi, P.; Mantovani, S.; Marzano, F. S.; Maurizi, A.; Medaglia, C.M.; Melani, S.; Meneguzzo, F.; Messeri, G.; Mugnai, A.; Matali, S.; Orlandi, A.; Ortolani, A.; Panegrossi, G.; Pasqui, M.; Pinori, S.; Poli, V.; Porcù, F.; Prodi, F.; Purdom, J. F. W.; Rosenfeld, D.; Sanderson, V.; Schmetz, J.; Smith, E. A.; Solomon, R.; Steinwagner, J.; Tampieri, F.; Tapiador, F. J.; Tassa, A.; Torricella, F.; Tripoli, G. J.; Turk, F. J.; Vicente, G. A.; Villani, M. G.

    2004-11-01

    ABSTRACT The key objective of the project "Use of the MSG SEVIRI channels in a combined SSM/I, TRMM and geostationary IR method for rapid updates of rainfall" is the development of algorithms for rapid-update of satellite rainfall estimations at the geostationary (GEO) scale. The new channels available with the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) radiometer in the visible (VIS), near infrared (NIR) and infrared (IR) portions of the spectrum provide new insights into the microphysical and dynamic structure of precipitating clouds thus allowing for a more precise identification of precipitation intensities. Passive microwave (PMW) radiometers on board low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites are used to determine information on the vertical cloud structure. Key features of the new method(s) are: 1.Microphysical characterization of precipitating clouds with VIS/IR sensors; 2.Creation of cloud microphysical and radiative databases from cloud model outputs and aircraft penetrations; 3.Tuning of PMW algorithms for different cloud systems (maritime, continental, convective, stratiform,...); 4.Combination of data from different algorithms and application to a rapid update cycle at the GEO scale. The project provided the background for EURAINSAT "European Satellite Rainfall Estimation and Monitoring at the Geostationary Scale", a research project co-funded by the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Programme of the European Commission within the topic "Development of generic Earth observation technologies". The project web site is accessible at http://www.isac.cnr.it/~eurainsat/. Moreover, it has represented the European framework for the launch of the International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG). A brief account of the major research and organizational results will be given in the following.

  14. Herbal gardens of India: A statistical analysis report | Rao | African ...

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    A knowledge system of the herbal garden in India was developed and these herbal gardens' information was statistically classified for efficient data processing, sharing and retrieving of information, which could act as a decision tool to the farmers, researchers, decision makers and policy makers in the field of medicinal ...

  15. Some Application of the Cramer-Rao Inequality

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    xj, we see that (3.5) may be rewritten as (3.6) e-(i/2)e0.f’.fK (yi, Y2, , yj) e°O`dyidY2 ... dyj- Using the Fubini theorem , we see that the...inequality states that the variance o-j(0) of f(X) satisfies (2.2) 2()> [1+b;() 2 Eo[( log Po (X))] We shall now prove a theorem which will...substitute, in a proof of the admissibility of g(X), the bound (2.3) for the actual risk. THEOREM 1. If the loss is squared error, if g(X) is an

  16. Development of light weight ALFA composites | Rao | International ...

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    International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 2, No 11 (2010) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

  17. BIOSKETCH Andrej Šali received his BSc degree in chemistry from ...

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    Savitha Sekhar Nair

    He has been an Editor of. Structure since 2002. He is also a Founder of Prospect. Genomix that merged with Structural Genomix (2001); and of. Global Blood Therapeutics (2012). Dr. Šali develops and applies computational methods for determining and modulating structures and functions of proteins and their assemblies.

  18. E.P Makokha, BSc, MSc, PhD. Department of Immunology, Faculty of ...

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    2002-11-01

    Nov 1, 2002 ... Results: Among 107 women sampled, only 59 received full dose of AZT and thus qualified for present analysis. .... counts were performed on whole blood in EDTA using an electronic blood cell counter (Sysmex^M Electronic cell counter, Japan). Aliquots of 50ul of whole blood in EDTA were incubated with ...

  19. From B.Sc. to Ph.D., my shuffle off to Buffalo.

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    Bolger, Gordon T

    2015-11-15

    From the fall of 1978 until the summer of 1982, I was a graduate student in the Laboratory of Dr. David Triggle in the Department of Biochemical Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, State University of New York at Buffalo. This contribution permits me the opportunity to take you back in time into David's laboratory and tell you the story of how my early research career was borne and to provide a glimpse into some of the accomplishments that David, I and my fellow graduates students made. The central theme of my research was to bring together the many events that controlled the contraction of guinea-pig ileal longitudinal muscle, from the binding of muscarinic agonists, the movement of mono- and divalent cations that control depolarization to contraction itself and the differences between muscarinic and non-muscarinic mediated contraction and tachyphylaxis. From these studies, we were able to provide concrete data supporting a fluid muscarinic receptor-effector coupling model that challenged the concept of spare receptors. We also were able to develop methods to quantitate the binding sites for dihydropyrine calcium channel antagonists thereby opening the door to a flood of studies that furthered our understanding of these clinically employed drugs, providing a new target to elucidate the mechanism(s) of action of drugs that act outside of and within the central nervous system. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. 75 FR 7283 - Board of Scientific Counselors, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, (BSC, CCID)

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    ... strategies and goals for the programs and research within the national centers; will administer and oversee... meeting. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. For More Information Contact: Leola..., Telephone (404) 639-6405, e-mail: [email protected] . The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office has...

  1. С AnjilCBSc, MSc, PhD, Principal Research Officer; B. Langat, BSc ...

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    Feb 2, 2006 ... antibodies, cytokines and other effector cells specific for target antigens within them (7). That ... chicken red blood cells using a haemocytometer. Viability of amastigotes was then tested by using ..... Proceedings of the second symposium, Vero Beach, Florida. Ed D. Borovshjand Spielman, 1989; 142-147.

  2. BSC Final Report: Lessons Learned from Building America Participation; February 1995 - December 2002

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    Over the past 5 years under the Building America program, the Building Science Consortium has worked with more than 25 builders in 121 developments, in 18 states, and in all six climate zones. This work has resulted in more than 7,000 ENERGY STAR(TM) homes built as of August 2002.

  3. BSC Final Report: Lessons Learned from Building America Participation, February 1995--December 2003

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    2004-04-01

    Over the past 5 years under the Building America program, the Building Science Consortium has worked with more than 25 builders in 121 developments, in 18 states, and in all six climate zones. This work has resulted in more than 7,000 ENERGY STAR(TM)homes built as of August 2002.

  4. Exercises in statistics for HA & HA(dat.) & BSc(B), 3rd semester

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    The booklet contains excercises to be used for the tutorials related to the 3rd semester course in statistics on the bachelors progarmme at the Aarhus School of Business.......The booklet contains excercises to be used for the tutorials related to the 3rd semester course in statistics on the bachelors progarmme at the Aarhus School of Business....

  5. IT-enabled dynamic capability on performance: An empirical study of BSC model

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    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available ew studies have investigated the influence of “information capital,” through IT-enabled dynamic capability, on corporate performance, particularly in economic turbulence. Our study investigates the causal relationship between performance perspectives of the balanced scorecard using partial least squares path modeling. Using data on 845 Brazilian companies, we conduct a quantitative empirical study of firms during an economic crisis and observe the following interesting results. Operational and analytical IT-enabled dynamic capability had positive effects on business process improvement and corporate performance. Results pertaining to mediation (endogenous variables and moderation (control variables clarify IT’s role in and benefits for corporate performance.

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    to bind to a specific receptor on target cell, fuse with the cell and mediate viral entry. This property could mediate trophoblast fusion (26,). Indeed in the placental tissue, ERV-3 envelope glycoproteins are abundantly expressed and have been shown to participate in syncytiotrophoblast differentiation by fusion of the ...

  7. Evaluating Effect of Knowledge Management Strategy on Human Resource Management Performance Using BSC Approach

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This research provided a model for evaluating the effect of knowledge management strategy on human resource management performance in higher education institutes and academic libraries. This research was a descriptive survey. According to the research literature and expert opinions, in human resource level, 38 indicators were produced for evaluating KM, then these indicators were classified in 10 total factors in terms of balanced scorecard approach. The results of evaluating knowledge management in Yazd academic libraries showed that, this strategy on customer perspectives, internal processes, learning and growth perspective had a good performance. But in terms of financial and Labor productivity indicators and training programs it did not have a good outcome for Yazd academic libraries.

  8. The E-Balanced Scorecard (e-BSC) for Measuring Academic Staff Performance Excellence

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    Yu, May Leen; Hamid, Suraya; Ijab, Mohamad Taha; Soo, Hsaio Pei

    2009-01-01

    This research paper is a pilot study that investigated the suitability of adopting an automated balanced scorecard for managing and measuring the performance excellence of academic staffs in the higher education setting. A comprehensive study of related literature with requirements elicited from the target population in a selected premier…

  9. Ranking critical success factor in chaos management using BSC and AHP method

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    Ehsan Khosravi Asil

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Managing an organization under chaos and uncertainty is often a concern of academic society. These days, we may face unpleasant natural, economical or even political incidents where mangers need to handle them, properly. This paper presents an empirical survey to investigate on an electromotor maker when it faces different chaos. The proposed study uses balanced scorecard in terms of four different perspectives including internal process, learning and growth, customer and financial performances. For each perspective, the proposed study uses analytical hierarchy process to rank different sub-criteria. Based on the results of our survey profit margin is the most important item followed by profit capability and brand name while productivity and sales force performance were the least important items.

  10. 75 FR 82030 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS)

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    2010-12-29

    ... Health Indicators Warehouse; an update on program reviews; and an open session for comments from the..., Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and othercommittee management activities, for both the Centers for...

  11. 76 FR 53137 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, (BSC, NCHS)

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    2011-08-25

    ... the Federal Property Management Regulations, Title 41, Code of Federal Regulation, Subpart 101-20.301... include welcome remarks by the Director, NCHS; update on the Health Indicators Warehouse; update on...-4500, Fax (301) 458-4020. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the...

  12. [Metatypical basal-cell carcinoma (MTC) or basosquamos carcinoma (BSC): surgical therapy].

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    Tarallo, Mauro; Cigna, Emanuele; Fino, Pasquale; Sorvillo, Valentina; Scuderi, Nicolò

    2011-01-01

    Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common cancer in the world with an incidence 18-20 times greater than that of malignant melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma, which probably arises from immature pluripotential cells, is the most common malignant tumor of the skin in Caucasian. It occurs mostly on sun-exposed areas such as neck and face. MATERIAL OR STUDY: We performed a retrospective study of 327 consecutive patients, diagnosed for metatypical basal cell carcinoma. Tumors were analyzed and measured from the surgeon, excision margins were marked on the basis of palpable or visual alteration of the burden. The minimum surgical margin was equal to the short axis of the ellipse. Therapy was made according to guidelines. A relevant difference came out between two genders. 213 Males (65%) were affected in comparison with only 114 females (35%). Concerning areas affected, first is cervico-facial area with a prevalence of 220 cases (67.3%), second trunk 33 cases (10.1%), third other areas 29 cases (8.86%), fourth limbs 32 cases (9.80%), fifth scalp with 13 cases (4%). Diagnosis is based on histological analysis. Histologically MTC is divided into two subtypes: intermediated and mixed. In the intermediate form transitional zones and tumor islets are found together, thus combining features of BCC and SCC In mixed subtype typical basal cells coexist with areas of conglomerated squamous cells, squamous pearls could be present.

  13. Students' first year experience of a BSc (Hons) in nursing: a pilot study.

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    Gale, Julia; Ooms, Ann; Newcombe, Paul; Marks-Maran, Di

    2015-01-01

    All new nurses in England from 2013 will be educated at the point of registration to the degree level. A study was undertaken into the first-year experience of one cohort on the new degree programme at one university. The aim of the study was to evaluate nursing students' experience during the first year of the degree programme in terms of their engagement with the programme, its impact and value and their overall satisfaction. A mixed method qualitative and quantitative survey design was used. One cohort of students at one university in south west London was studied. In total 96 out of 256 students completed the online survey questionnaire (response rate=37.5%). Data were collected through an online questionnaire survey comprising Likert-style, demographic and open-ended questions. Data were analysed using SPSS version 19 and through the framework method. Students' responses were largely positive. Areas of concern expressed included assessment timings and juggling personal/family commitments with academic workload. Although some experienced a degree of stress in year 1 the majority indicated that stress was not a problem; some experienced little or no stress at all. Students were positive about the quality of teaching, support received, and their relationships with academic staff. Satisfaction with year 1 was high. A small percentage considered leaving during year 1. Factors that made them stay included personal motivation to succeed, family support and help from academic staff and mentors. Overall attrition rate is low. As nursing in England moves to an all-graduate profession at the point of registration it is timely to evaluate issues like attrition, the students' engagement with their academic and practice experience, the impact on them of their assignments/assessments, stressors, their perceptions of quality, what makes them stay and their overall satisfaction. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. An intercalated BSc degree is associated with higher marks in subsequent medical school examinations.

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    Cleland, Jennifer A; Milne, Andrew; Sinclair, Hazel; Lee, Amanda J

    2009-05-19

    To compare medical students on a modern MBChB programme who did an optional intercalated degree with their peers who did not intercalate; in particular, to monitor performance in subsequent undergraduate degree exams. This was a retrospective, observational study of anonymised databases of medical student assessment outcomes. Data were accessed for graduates, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Scotland, UK, from the years 2003 to 2007 (n = 861). The main outcome measure was marks for summative degree assessments taken after intercalating. Of 861 medical students, 154 (17.9%) students did an intercalated degree. After adjustment for cohort, maturity, gender and baseline (3rd year) performance in matching exam type, having done an IC degree was significantly associated with attaining high (18-20) common assessment scale (CAS) marks in three of the six degree assessments occurring after the IC students rejoined the course: the 4th year written exam (p < 0.001), 4th year OSCE (p = 0.001) and the 5th year Elective project (p = 0.010). Intercalating was associated with improved performance in Years 4 and 5 of the MBChB. This improved performance will further contribute to higher academic ranking for Foundation Year posts. Long-term follow-up is required to identify if doing an optional intercalated degree as part of a modern medical degree is associated with following a career in academic medicine.

  15. Comprehensive Framework for Evaluating e-Learning Systems: Using BSC Framework

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    Momeni, Mansor; Jamporazmey, Mona; Mehrafrouz, Mohsen; Bahadori, Fatemeh

    2013-01-01

    The development of information and communication technology (ICT) is changing the way in which people work, communicate and learn. Recently developing and implementing e-learning solutions have increased dramatically. According to heavily investing in this area, it is essential to evaluate its different aspects and understand measures, which…

  16. 78 FR 64505 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC)

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    2013-10-29

    ... extramural scientific program matters, including the: (1) Review of extramural research concepts for funding... policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities, and reviews progress toward injury prevention goals and provides evidence in injury prevention- related research and programs. The board provides advice on the...

  17. 75 FR 1062 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC)

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    2010-01-08

    ... extramural scientific program matters, including the: (1) Review of extramural research concepts for funding... policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities, and reviews progress toward injury prevention goals and provides evidence in injury prevention- related research and programs. The board provides advice on the...

  18. A hybrid algorithm of BSC and QFD to determine the criteria affecting implementation of successful outsourcing

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    Mohammad Hemati; Azim Zarei; Hamidreza Karkehabadi

    2012-01-01

    Successful organizations share some identical factors that pave the way for their success. Among these factors, strategic management is the key to success for organizations to contribute more to the competitive world market of today. In this respect, the pivotal role of outsourcing cannot be denied. This research parallelizes the criteria affecting the outsourcing success as presented in Elmuti model with the Balanced score card method in the Tose'e Ta'avon Bank. In this research, questionnai...

  19. On the Design of SAR Apertures using the Cramer-Rao Bound

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    2007-01-01

    robert.linnehan@hanscom.af.mil); D. Brady, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering , Northeastern University, Boston, MA; J. Schindler, Anteon...SAR interferometry. In Proceedings of Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1994, 2272—2275. [13] Peebles , P. Z. Radar Principles . New York: Wiley...at Hanscom AFB, MA, and is completing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University. David Brady (M’84) obtained the B.S.E.E

  20. Page 1 186 - S. DUIT AND K. HANUMANTHA RAo Key to the three ...

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    The characters of the three genera are compared. The syste- matic position of Cephalopsetta is between the other two genera in the antero- dorsal profile of the head and shape of urohyal. A key to the three genera. 1s glVen. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. The authors take great pleasure in acknowledging their gratitude to. Prof.

  1. Page 1 156 C N R Rao crystal. Long periodicities in crystals have ...

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    (crystallographic shear planes) showing long periodicities (Anderson and Tilley 1974;. Tilley 1980). What is of special interest to us here is the discovery of an increasing number of inorganic materials forming long-period structures entailing recurrent intergrowth of two or more chemically distinct but structurally related units.

  2. Page 1 180 J. K. Agrawal, K Gopalan and M N Rao by Eberhardt et ...

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    designated as SUCOR) reported by Podosek et al (1971). It may be pointed out that the BEOC and SUCOR composition were calculated by a direct method using a comparison of different lunar soil samples or their size fractions, without the.

  3. Page 1 74 KH S Rao and Arvind Shah 2. Conventional methods As ...

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    5 broad categories: (i) pharmaceutical, (ii) mechanical, (iii) surgical, (iv) abortion and. (v) NBC, Tables 1 and 2 provide a brief summary of these conventional methods,. 3. Measurable physiological parameters for ovulation detection. To improve the reliability of NBC to minimize the period of abstinence the fertile interval.

  4. Page 1 34 C N R Rao meters, high speed samplers and Voltage ...

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    meters, high speed samplers and Voltage standards based on Josephson effects as well as non-Josephson devices such as Superconducting bolometers and SIS mixers are areas where success is likely. Transistor-like devices compatible with oxide superconductors need to be explored vigorously. The new bismuth ...

  5. Page 1 12 K. S. Gururaja DOSS and Basrur Sanjiva Rao tension ...

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    Freud and Freud have given theoretical. Support to the empirical procedure. There has been a great deal of controversy as to whether one should make any allowance for the weight of the drops of the liquid, which cling to the ring, after the ring detaches itself from the liquid,12,18,20 No such allowance has been made by ...

  6. Page 1 208 N. Krishna Rao R O M ORE MULTI SAGE CRUSHING 6 ...

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    zinnwaldite mica (11%) and topaz (9%) were the major minerals in the ore, Ore minerals identified, besides wolframite are, pyrrhotite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, ilmenite, magnetite, hematite, cassiterite, bismuthinite and native bismuth. Minor fluorite and trace monazite and zircon are also present. A trimodal grain size distribution ...

  7. Page 1 118 P V S Rao and K K Paliwal Gagnoulet C, Mercier G ...

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    Paliwal K K 1982b Comparison of formant and LP parametric representations for vowel recognition,. Technical Report, SDS Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay. Paliwal K K 1982c Comparison of different nonlinear transformations of reflection coefficients for vowel recognition, Technical Report, SDS ...

  8. Page 1 210 R Chakravarthy, L. Madhay Rao and N S Satya Murthy ...

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    The bulk moment per site atom (measured in a vibrating sample magnetometer) in the three alloys were found to be 0.505 p.B, 0.473 pºp, and. 0.404 up. The finite number of magnetic structure amplitudes produces unphysical oscillations in the point density, especially in the regions far removed from the atomic site.

  9. Page 1 144 K. KonDAL REDDY AND N. V. SUBBA RAO N-benzyl ...

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    In 5 (or 6)-nitro benzimidazoles, the electronegative nitro group should stabilise the ... reduced. And the tautomer (Ia) to the extent present, decidedly being more reactive ... N-methyl-2, 5-dinitro aniline-2, 5-dinitro aniline (10 g. with methyl ...

  10. 88 Rama Mohana Rao Chilumuru1*, Cyril Arun Kumar Lakkineni2 ...

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    2013-06-06

    Jun 6, 2013 ... cyclohexane (5:95 v/v) as mobile phase. The flow rate was 1.0 ml/min and eluent was monitored at. 254 nm. The retention time of cypermethrin was. 5.35 min. Under the optimized experimental conditions ... are applied directly to the soil in powder form or sprayed over crop fields in liquid form and hence.

  11. Multiple object tracking in molecular bioimaging by Rao-Blackwellized marginal particle filtering.

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    Smal, I; Meijering, E; Draegestein, K; Galjart, N; Grigoriev, I; Akhmanova, A; van Royen, M E; Houtsmuller, A B; Niessen, W

    2008-12-01

    Time-lapse fluorescence microscopy imaging has rapidly evolved in the past decade and has opened new avenues for studying intracellular processes in vivo. Such studies generate vast amounts of noisy image data that cannot be analyzed efficiently and reliably by means of manual processing. Many popular tracking techniques exist but often fail to yield satisfactory results in the case of high object densities, high noise levels, and complex motion patterns. Probabilistic tracking algorithms, based on Bayesian estimation, have recently been shown to offer several improvements over classical approaches, by better integration of spatial and temporal information, and the possibility to more effectively incorporate prior knowledge about object dynamics and image formation. In this paper, we extend our previous work in this area and propose an improved, fully automated particle filtering algorithm for the tracking of many subresolution objects in fluorescence microscopy image sequences. It involves a new track management procedure and allows the use of multiple dynamics models. The accuracy and reliability of the algorithm are further improved by applying marginalization concepts. Experiments on synthetic as well as real image data from three different biological applications clearly demonstrate the superiority of the algorithm compared to previous particle filtering solutions.

  12. Page 1 38 R. K. GUPTA AND P. S. RAO Ether-soluble acetate ...

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    Ether-soluble acetate fraction (A).-On crystallisation from acetone and methanol it yielded colourless needles, m.p. 214–15°, [a]p + 28° (CHCla; c 1%.) (Found: C, 82-15; H, 11.37; Cash'ssOs requires C, 82.05; H,. 11 : 11%). It gave positive Liebermann-Burchard colour reaction and purple colour with thionyl chloride.

  13. Page 1 8 D U Krishna Rao, A B Malage, D Baral and EC Subbarao ...

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    Kennedy and Foissy 1977) and therefore the yield. 3.4 Temperature. The suspension with the can and mandrel (figure 1b) was heated to 70°C in an oven, stirred and taken out. Before every deposition at 100 V for 1 min, the temperature was.

  14. Page 1 342 U R Rao et al function in the present case and yields a ...

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    Baity W, Ulmer M, Wheaton W and Peterson L 1973 Nature London Phys Sci, 245 92. Evans W, Belin R and Conner J 1970 Astrophys J. Lett. 159 L57. Eyles C J, Skinner G K and Willmore A P 1975 Nature London 256 628. Frontera F and Fulgin, F 1975 Astrophys. J, 196 597. Giacconi R, Paolini F, Gursky H and Rossi B ...

  15. Page 1 318 M V K Appa Rao et al. integrated with the satellute and ...

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    integrated with the satellute and the environmental, autonomous and complex tests described below were carried out. 4.3. Environmental tests. After thoroughly testing the experiment in the laboratory, the payload was subjected to the following environmental tests: temperature cycling (-10°C to --55°C), thermovac tests ...

  16. Page 1 962 P A Ramakrishnan, U V Varadaraju and G V Subba Rao ...

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    literature. Phases were stable upon reduction as confirmed by X-ray diffraction. The as-sintered pellets were white in colour and upon reduction they turned black indicating the creation of Ti” 3d'(,) and/or Nb" 4d'(t) levels. The room temperature resistivities of the reduced pellets were ~ 10 ohm cm, while the unreduced pellets.

  17. 88 Rama Mohana Rao Chilumuru1*, Cyril Arun Kumar Lakkineni2 ...

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    2013-06-06

    Jun 6, 2013 ... It acts as a neurotoxin in insects. It is highly toxic to fish, bees and aquatic insects [8, 9]. Excessive exposure of humans to cypermethrin may cause nausea, muscle weakness, salivation, headache, shortness of breath and seizures. The cypermethrin residues can last for 84 days in the air, on walls, the floor ...

  18. Page 1 168 - A. Narasinga Rao isotropic co-ordinates y – is and y + ...

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    homogeneous co-ordinates we may take. X = x + yp, Y = y – Xp, Z = p, where p = dy/dx. (6.4). These #ve. _X – YZ. , XZ + Y. Iz, 3 Iz. The points ji, j, are found to be given by [XI, X, Xs, X.)=(1,-i,0,0) and (l, i, 0, 0) respectively so that ji je is the line Xs ...

  19. Recovering Sample Diversity in Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filters for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping

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    infinite particles [39]. As computational power increases, estimators based on particle filtering will only improve their characterization of the...levi- atio~ii of the kernel depenident on thle uiminber of particles samnpledl at that poin t aii(l th le (’iil~i-l cal covariance miatrix of the...potent ial to I ecoimie a powerful estimation techiniquie. As evbncd y tests wvithi Swiss Planger (lata, they prov’ide 104 s~it ilali I)etortla ii8CC 10o

  20. Page 1 Rao, B. R. Subba and Kaur, R. B. - Sadasivan, T. S. Sarkar ...

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    See Narayanan and others. See Deodikar and others. See Singh and others. Absence of secretion of acetylcholine on stimulation of nerves in an unstriated muscle, 129. Some evidence against the chemical theory of neuromuscular transmission, 369. The algal flora of Vindhyan formations of the. Mirzapur District, U.P., 66.

  1. Page 1 102 N'Sivannarayana and K Veerabhadra Rao References ...

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    Churchill FE, Ogar G W, Thompson B J 1981 The correction of I and Q errors in a coherent processor. IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electron. Syst. AES-17: 131–137. Considine V 1983 Digital complex sampling. Electron. Lett. 19: 608–609. Frerking M E 1994 Digital signal processing in communication systems (New York: Van.

  2. Page 1 72 P S L Narasimham and K J Rao 2. Experimental The ...

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    were coated on both sides with conducting silver paint using a circular mask such that the electroded areas overlap. Contacts to the silver paint were made through. Spring-loaded metal disc electrodes. The assembly was then immersed in an oil bath which enabled measurements upto 530 K. The temperature of the heated.

  3. Cramer-Rao Bounds for UMTS-Based Passive Multistatic Radar

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    63130 USA (e-mail: nehorai@ese.wustl.edu). Color versions of one or more of the figures in this paper are available online at http...Signal Processing, Volume I: Estimation Theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA: Prentice-Hall, 1993. [18] A. N. D’Andrea, U. Mengali, and R. Reggiannini, “The...and Information Processing at WUSTL. Earlier, he was a faculty member at Yale University and the University of Illinois at Chicago . Dr. Nehorai served

  4. Abdul Majeed SSMS see Rao Uma Maheswar 473 Abiraman S see ...

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    Purification of cadmium up to 5N+ by vacuum distillation. 479. Amaresh R see Vidyawathi S S. 569. Amnerkar R H. Microwave properties of vanadium borate .... Gupta Tarakranjan. Synthesis and performance of a novel polyurethaneurea as pervaporation membrane for the selective removal of phenol from industrial waste ...

  5. Page 1 148 K. Visweswara Rao and T. R. Seshadri a methoxyl ...

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    In about 10 minutes a pale cream-coloured solid separated out in good yield. It was filtered, washed with ice-cold dilute hydrochloric acid and ice Water and drid in a vacuum desiccator. Yield, 7 g. On crystal- lising from anhydrous benzene it came out as big colourless rectangular tablets melting at 153-4 (Found: C, 61.5; H, ...

  6. Page 1 50 * S. Ramachandra Rao In all such considerations, due ...

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    These small crystalline regions do not possess any regular plane boundaries. The size of the individual crystals depends on the rate at which the metal has been ... metals. Tensile tests on single crystals and polycrystalline material give valuable ... observed with cold-worked metal specimens, namely, the elongation of the.

  7. Rao and Adinew Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. (2011) 8(3 ...

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    liver progression, and stimulated hepatic gluconeogenesis utilizing gluconeogenic amino-acid (Fando et al., 1985). This readily accounts for the observed decrease in total protein content seen in STZ-induced diabetic rats. The administration of P. americana fruit extract significantly inhibited proteolysis caused by insulin ...

  8. Page 1 288 G V Subba Rao and Geetha Balakrishnan NdCo B-type ...

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    (valence electron/atom ratio). Thus, the Rh-containing phases which normally crystallize with the CeCoB4-structure adopt the LuRu B-structure if only 15% of Rh is substituted by Ruindicating that the arrangement of Matom sublattice in these two structure types is critically dependent on the valence electrons of the Matoms ...

  9. Page 1 O P. S. RAO AND R. M. BERI as in the previous case (Found ...

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    ... (25 per cent. addition) gave the best results but even then the casts were not Sufficiently strong and tough. In these experiments the duodeca ester gave much better results than the other acetates. The addition of cellulose acetate by about 25 per cent. improved the strength of the jellose acetate moulds (cf starch esters.

  10. Abbasi IA see Jade Sridevi 331 Almeida F see Rao Purnachandra V

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    M. Senthilkumar (Newgen Imaging) 1461 1996 Oct 15 13:05:22

    Behaviour of masonry structures during the Bhuj earthquake of January 2001. 431. Jade Sridevi. Pre-seismic, co-seismic and post-seismic displace- ments associated with the Bhuj 2001 earthquake derived from recent and historic geodetic data 331. Jain Sanjay see Kumar Ashwani. 391. James V V see Madhusoodanan P.

  11. Page 1 756 N Sudarshan Rao and PSMoharir percentage of correct ...

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    correct ARTS orders 5, all the weight factors yield tri results better than those of the conventional methods. Thus, taking C as the first criterion and N, and/or N, as a supplementary criterion of considerable importance, it is possible to uniformly improve the performance of the conventional order estimators at least for the range ...

  12. Page 1 10 A. R. VASUDEVA MURTHY AND B. SANJIVA RAO ...

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    Reaction between Hydrogen Sulphide and Chloramine-T. - H of solu- - Value Value Ratio of ks. * Pºols Buffer used of "2" | of “E” & to a Remarks l Soln. may 0- 08 7-48 Complete . acid | oxidation. (2 N H so.) to sulphu- ric acid. 2 0.65 Acetate 0 - 46 7.65 I 6-6 - -. 3 * * * * 0.8 6-4 8 - 0 Reaction in . presence of. ; platinised.

  13. Page 1 466 S M Dharmaprakash and P Mohan Rao Scale | s10 ºf ...

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    O crystals. contains two molecules of water of crystallization, cadmium oxalate contains three molecules of water and barium cadmium oxalate contains 2:5 water molecules in the unit cell. Since the decomposition is carried out in air, the end ...

  14. Page 1 32 P. Suryaprakasa Rao and T. R. Seshadri quantities. The ...

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    It was deep yellow in colour and produced an olive brown colour when treated with ferric chloride in dilute alcoholic solution. When reduced with magnesium and concentrated hydrochloric acid, it did not give the brilliant pink colour characteristic of flavanones. (Found: OCH3, 11-2; Cisłłu O.OCHs requires OCHs, 10.8%.) ...

  15. Page 1 466 N. v. Subba Rao and T. R. Seshadri robustic acid. As we ...

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    The fraction sparingly soluble in ether gave colour reactions similar to those of robustic acid” but was found to have a wide melting point range extending up to 200°. Therefore it was fractionated using acetone and as a result of this, a crystalline substance melting sharp at 205–6° was obtained. This was designated as D.R.I. ...

  16. Page 1 166 M. R. Aswathanarayana Rao same weight of the ...

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    chloride and potassium iodide, in a manner identical with that of the previous experiment. After shaking, the sulphur iodide solution was decanted and trans- ferred to the colorimeter cup and compared with the colour standard from time to time. The period of complete decomposition was taken to be the time required for the ...

  17. 75 FR 60762 - Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic...

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    ... Air Pollution and Respiratory Health, Environmental Health Tracking, and Climate Control; a discussion... of Laboratory Sciences. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. SUPPLEMENTARY... Highway, Mail Stop F-61, Chamblee, Georgia 30345; telephone 770/488-0575, fax 770/488- 3377; E-mail...

  18. An Examination of the Practicability of COBIT Framework and the Proposal of a COBIT-BSC Model

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    Zhang, S.; Le, Fever H.

    2013-01-01

    Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) becomes very popular in recent years and is regarded as the most comprehensive IT governance framework. However, its actual utilization and effectiveness are not clear due to the lack of academic studies. Also, the proliferation of other IT standards and best practices, such as ISO27000 series and ITIL, creates great challenges for organizations to understand their relations and to take advantage of them. The main objective of ...

  19. Contribution of the basolateral isoform of the Na-K-2Cl- cotransporter (NKCC1/BSC2) to renin secretion

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    Castrop, Hayo; Lorenz, John N; Hansen, Pernille B

    2005-01-01

    Acute administration of loop diuretics like furosemide leads to a stimulation of renin secretion, an effect thought to result from inhibition of Na-K-2Cl cotransporter (NKCC2)-mediated salt transport at the luminal surface of the macula densa (MD). However, loop diuretics also inhibit NKCC1......, the second isoform of the Na-K-2Cl cotransporter, with similar potency. In the present study, we examined the influence of furosemide on renin secretion in NKCC1-deficient mice to distinguish between effects of the loop diuretic involving NKCC2 and, by implication, the MD pathway, and effects that might...... occur via inhibition of NKCC1. Baseline plasma renin concentration (PRC) was 1,212 +/- 211 in NKCC1+/+ (n = 13) and 3,851 +/- 579 ng ANG I.ml(-1).h(-1) in NKCC1-/- mice (n = 14; P = 0.00024). Acute administration of furosemide (50 mg/kg i.p.) increased PRC significantly to 9,324 +/- 1,018 ng ANG I.ml(-1...

  20. An investigation of the relationship between ethnicity and success in a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree programme in the UK.

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    Williams, Annabel; Norris, Meriel; Cassidy, Elizabeth; Naylor, Sandra; Marston, Louise; Shiers, Pam

    2015-06-01

    To explore the potential relationship between ethnicity and achievement within undergraduate physiotherapy education. A retrospective analysis of assessment marks awarded for academic and clinical modules. A London University offering undergraduate physiotherapy education. Four hundred forty-eight undergraduate students enrolled onto the Physiotherapy honours degree programme between 2005 and 2009. Marks awarded following academic or clinical assessment. These were modelled through multivariable regression analysis to evaluate the relationship between marks awarded and ethnicity. Differences were noted between ethnic categories in final programme success and across academic and clinical modules. Our multivariable analysis demonstrated students from Asian backgrounds had decreased odds of succeeding compared with white British students (adjusted OR 0.43 95%CI 0.24, 0.79 P=0.006), as had Black students (adjusted OR 0.42 95%CI 0.19, 0.95 P=0.036) and students from Other ethnic backgrounds (adjusted OR 0.41 95%CI 0.20, 0.87 P=0.020). This analysis of undergraduate physiotherapy students illustrated a persistent difference in attainment between students from white British and those from BME backgrounds. Heterogeneity in academic outcomes both within and between minority ethnic groups was illustrated. This study not only reinforces the need to consider ethnicity within physiotherapy education but also raises further questions about why physiotherapy students from BME groups perform less well than their white British peers. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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    ... the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) concerning... fields of infectious diseases and related disciplines, including epidemiology, microbiology, bacteriology...

  2. 76 FR 76416 - Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC...

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    ... the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) concerning... fields of infectious diseases and related disciplines, including epidemiology, microbiology, bacteriology...

  3. 75 FR 39265 - Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC...

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    ... public health and other related disciplines will be considered. Consideration is given to representation from diverse geographic areas, gender, ethnic and minority groups, and the disabled. Members may be...

  4. An Examination of the Practicability of COBIT Framework and the Proposal of a COBIT-BSC Model

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    Zhang, S.; Le, Fever H.

    2013-01-01

    Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) becomes very popular in recent years and is regarded as the most comprehensive IT governance framework. However, its actual utilization and effectiveness are not clear due to the lack of academic studies. Also, the proliferation of

  5. A BSC method for supplier selection strategy using TOPSIS and VIKOR: A case study of part maker industry

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available In recent decades, provision-chain management has been one of the major concepts. The main reason that attracts attention to the concept is the increase in competition and struggle for the survival. There are different ways to increase the competition in organizations such as increasing productivity by acquiring information technology. In this paper, we present an integrated model with the balanced score card framework for supplier selection strategy. The proposed model of this paper gathers 161 important factors suggested in the literature and selects the six most important ones using different multi criteria techniques. We also propose a goal programming techniques with some hard constraints and implement the mathematical model for real-world case study of auto industry. The proposed model is solved in four different forms using TOPSIS, VIKOR and the combination of these 2 factors with factor analysis. The preliminary results indicate that a combination of VIKOR and factor analysis presented better results with 9% reduction in costs, 38% increase of quality, and 3.2% increase in acceptability.

  6. An integrated approach to analyze strategy map using BSC – FUZZY AHP: A case study of auto industry

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    Mohammad Abdolshah

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In an environment, which is highly competitive and everything changes rapidly, managers of organizations face with problems such as how to identify important factors preventing organizations from optimum use of available resources and capacities and invest more on key factors. To achieve this goal, we need to develop an effective strategy map for organizations. The strategy map is a constructional and expanding procedure to identify relationships among all the organization's strategic goals, which play a key role in achieving competitive advantage. Undoubtedly, representing a model to identify and to evaluate the important items for each of available goals in strategy map of each organization is a significant help for management to access higher competition benefits. In this paper, strategic objectives in the strategy map of one of the best producer of electric auto part makers in Iran called Electric Vehicle Co. East are evaluated based on balanced score card perspective and to assign appropriate values to available factors we use a hybrid method consist of AHP technique with Fuzzy logic.

  7. Analisis Penilaian Performance Perusahaan Berbasis Balance Score Card (Bsc) (Studi Kasus Pada PT. Great Giant Pineapple. Terbanggi Besar Lampung Tengah)

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    Yateno, Yateno

    2015-01-01

    Pelaku bisnis untuk menghadapi persaingan pasar kelas regional, nasional maupun Internasional yang semakin kompleks seperti saat ini diperlukan metode pengukuran kinerja yang dapat menilai kinerja Perusahaan secara akurat dan komprehensif. Penelitian dilakukan dengan menggunakan data tahun 2012-2013 di PT Great Giant Pineapple untuk menganalisis perspektif keuangan, sedangkan untuk perspektif lain dianalisis melalui kuesioner perhitungan. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah untuk pelanggan d...

  8. Performance evaluation and ranking of direct sales stores using BSC approach and fuzzy multiple attribute decision-making methods

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    Full Text Available In an environment where markets go through a volatile process, and rapid fundamental changes occur due to technological advances, it is important to ensure and maintain a good performance measurement. Organizations, in their performance evaluation, should consider different types of financial and non-financial indicators. In systems like direct sales stores in which decision units have multiple inputs and outputs, all criteria influencing on performance must be combined and examined in a system, simultaneously. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance of different products through direct sales of a firm named Shirin Asal with a combination of Balanced Scorecard, fuzzy AHP and TOPSIS so that the weaknesses of subjectivity and selective consideration of evaluators in evaluating the performance indicators are reduced and evaluation integration is provided by considering the contribution of each indicator and each indicator group of balanced scorecard. The research method of this case study is applied. The data collection method is a questionnaire from the previous studies, the use of experts' opinions and the study of documents in the organization. MATLAB and SPSS were used to analyze the data. During this study, the customer and financial perspectives are of the utmost importance to assess the company branches. Among the sub-criteria, the rate of new customer acquisition in the customer dimension and the net income to sales ratio in financial dimension are of the utmost importance.

  9. Business Analytics and Performance Management: A Small Data Example Combining TD-ABC and BSC for Simulation and Optimization

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    academics and professionals. Second, the paper demonstrates and evaluates the idea of business analytics on a numerical example combining the balanced scorecard and TD-ABC. Four different scenarios are analysed by means of spreadsheet Monte Carlo simulation and optimization to show how such a combination......The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, it discuss the potentials of combining performance management with the concept and methodology of business analytics. The inspiration for this stems from the intensified discussions and use of business analytics and performance in organizations by both...... of decision making and the careful considerations needed before actually making a decision. For practical implications, the paper establishes some basic ideas for integrating the business analytics methodology for selecting and evaluating accounting problems and it therefore paves the way for analytics...

  10. Page 1 88 K. C. MoHAN RAO AND P. R. NAIDU exact end-point was ...

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    exact end-point was determined either by calculation method” or by locating the maxima on first derivative curve. Amounts of acridine ranging from. 45–90 mg were estimated by this method and the results are presented in. Table I. TABLE I. Potentiometric titration of acridine. Amount (X 10-4 gm). SAASAASAASAA ...

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    ... the main vessel and the readings were taken at definite intervals of time. ul Oa uptake time in minutes. Substance Concentra- added Formula tion 104(M)- slo is so as a. Ascorbic 1748 69 95 14 32 acid -- Cu. Do xanthine HN-CO . 0 0 1 0 0 | 0 || 0. 845 0 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0. OC C-NHYN it CH. HN-C-NHA'. Do uric acid HN-CO s5 ...

  12. The Rao-Blackwellized marginal M-SMC filter for Bayesian multi-target tracking and labelling

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    Aoki, E.H.; Boers, Y.; Svensson, L.; Mandal, Pranab K.; Bagchi, Arunabha

    In multi-target tracking (MTT), we are often interested not only in finding the position of the objects, but also allowing individual objects to be uniquely identified with the passage of time, by placing a label on each track. In some situations, however, observability conditions do not allow us to

  13. Page 1 82 T S S R K Rao DEFINITION [L1] A Banach space X is said ...

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    ) and L(H) have this property. Any Banach space whose dual is isometric to L'(p) also has this property. -. Suppose x0 e X, is such that |x"(x) = 1 for all x" e 6.X; then we note that x0 is a strongly extreme point of X1. To see this, if (x, -ī-yn)/2 − x0 ...

  14. Radiation safety during remediation of the SevRAO facilities: 10 years of regulatory experience.

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    Sneve, M K; Shandala, N; Kiselev, S; Simakov, A; Titov, A; Seregin, V; Kryuchkov, V; Shcheblanov, V; Bogdanova, L; Grachev, M; Smith, G M

    2015-09-01

    In compliance with the fundamentals of the government's policy in the field of nuclear and radiation safety approved by the President of the Russian Federation, Russia has developed a national program for decommissioning of its nuclear legacy. Under this program, the State Atomic Energy Corporation 'Rosatom' is carrying out remediation of a Site for Temporary Storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and radioactive waste (RW) at Andreeva Bay located in Northwest Russia. The short term plan includes implementation of the most critical stage of remediation, which involves the recovery of SNF from what have historically been poorly maintained storage facilities. SNF and RW are stored in non-standard conditions in tanks designed in some cases for other purposes. It is planned to transport recovered SNF to PA 'Mayak' in the southern Urals. This article analyses the current state of the radiation safety supervision of workers and the public in terms of the regulatory preparedness to implement effective supervision of radiation safety during radiation-hazardous operations. It presents the results of long-term radiation monitoring, which serve as informative indicators of the effectiveness of the site remediation and describes the evolving radiation situation. The state of radiation protection and health care service support for emergency preparedness is characterized by the need to further study the issues of the regulator-operator interactions to prevent and mitigate consequences of a radiological accident at the facility. Having in mind the continuing intensification of practical management activities related to SNF and RW in the whole of northwest Russia, it is reasonable to coordinate the activities of the supervision bodies within a strategic master plan. Arrangements for this master plan are discussed, including a proposed programme of actions to enhance the regulatory supervision in order to support accelerated mitigation of threats related to the nuclear legacy in the area.

  15. Návrh úpravy kolimátoru systému měření RAO

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    2013-01-01

    Práce pojednává o konstrukčním návrhu kolimátoru, který je důležitou součástí zařízení měřící aktivitu radioaktivního odpadu v ocelových sudech. Toto zařízení je výrobkem firmy Envinet a.s. Kolimátor je část stroje, která vytváří vhodné prostředí pro měření radioaktivity a zabraňuje tak poškození detektoru v důsledku přehlcení radioaktivními částicemi. V práci je řešeno konstrukční zjednodušení samotného kolimátoru, kde se očekává, že při zjednodušené variantě této součásti se sníží pravděpod...

  16. Computational intelligence techniques for comparative genomics dedicated to Prof. Allam Appa Rao on the occasion of his 65th birthday

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    2015-01-01

    This Brief highlights Informatics and related techniques to Computer Science Professionals, Engineers, Medical Doctors, Bioinformatics researchers and other interdisciplinary researchers. Chapters include the Bioinformatics of Diabetes and several computational algorithms and statistical analysis approach to effectively study the disorders and possible causes along with medical applications.

  17. Results from the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory Variable Star Search Program: Background, Procedure, and Results from RAO Field 1

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    Williams, Michael D.; Milone, E. F.

    2013-12-01

    We describe a variable star search program and present the fully reduced results of a search in a 19 square degree (4.4 × 4.4) field centered on J2000 RA = 22:03:24, DEC= +18:54:32. The search was carried out with the Baker-Nunn Patrol Camera located at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. A total of 26,271 stars were detected in the field, over a range of about 11-15 (instrumental) magnitudes. Our image processing made use of the IRAF version of the DAOPHOT aperture photometry routine and we used the ANOVA method to search for periodic variations in the light curves. We formally detected periodic variability in 35 stars, that we tentatively classify according to light curve characteristics: 6 EA (Algol), 5 EB (?? Lyrae), 19 EW (W UMa), and 5 RR (RR Lyrae) stars. Eleven of the detected variable stars have been reported previously in the literature. The eclipsing binary light curves have been analyzed with a package of light curve modeling programs and 25 have yielded converged solutions. Ten of these are of systems that are detached, 3 semi-detached, 10 overcontact, and 2 are of systems that appear to be in marginal contact. We discuss these results as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the instrument and of the program.

  18. Testing for Association Using Multiple Response Survey Data: Approximate Procedures Based on the Rao-Scott Approach

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    Thomas, D. Roland; Decady, Yves J.

    2004-01-01

    This article discusses approximate tests of marginal association in 2-way tables in which one or both response variables admit multiple responses. Although multiple-response questions appear in all fields of research, including sociology, education, and marketing, the development of association tests that can be used with multiple-response data is…

  19. Natural history of metastatic biliary tract cancer (BTC) patients with good performance status (PS) who were treated with only best supportive care (BSC).

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    Ji, Jun Ho; Song, Haa-Na; Kim, Rock Bum; Oh, Sung Yong; Lim, Ho Yeong; Park, Joon Oh; Park, Se Hoon; Kim, Moon Jin; Lee, Soon Il; Ryou, Sung Hyeok; Hwang, In Gyu; Jang, Joung-Soon; Kim, Hong Jun; Choi, Jun Young; Kang, Jung-Hun

    2015-03-01

    Although chemotherapy is widely recommended for patients with metastatic biliary tract cancer, the natural course of these patients, especially those with good performance status who are indicated for chemotherapy, is not known. We retrospectively reviewed patients with metastatic or locally advanced biliary cancer who were diagnosed at six cancer centers. Patients were eligible if they had good performance (ECOG 0-2) and no history of any treatment for cancer. The primary objective was to evaluate the survival time of patients with advanced biliary cancer with good performance who were untreated. Of the 1677 patients, 204 met the inclusion criteria. The median age and overall survival were 72.0 years and 7.1 months. Overall survival (months) by location was 4.7 for intrahepatic, 9.7 for extrahepatic, 4.4 for gallbladder and 11.2 for ampulla of vater cancer. In subgroup analysis, overall survival of locally advanced biliary cancer was 13.8 months and that of patients with normal carcinoembryonic antigen/carbohydrate antigen 19-9 was 10.6 months. In multivariate analysis, variables that were associated with poor prognosis were metastatic biliary cancer [hazard ratio 2.19 (P = 0.001)], high baseline carcinoembryonic antigen level (defined as >4.0 ng/ml) [hazard ratio 1.51 (P = 0.024)] and high baseline carbohydrate antigen 19-9 level (defined as >100 U/ml) [hazard ratio 1.93 (P = 0.001)]. Advanced biliary tract cancer with good performance status showed modest survival without any treatment. Furthermore, subgroup analysis showed that patients with normal carbohydrate antigen 19-9 or carcinoembryonic antigen level or locally advanced status had favorable survival. Further studies comparing the outcome of chemotherapy with that of best supportive care in patients with unresectable biliary tract cancer are warranted. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  20. Evaluation of the use of Classical Nucleation Theory for predicting intestinal crystalline precipitation of two weakly basic BSC class II drugs.

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    Carlert, Sara; Lennernäs, Hans; Abrahamsson, Bertil

    2014-03-12

    The aim of this work was to evaluate an in vitro-in silico approach for prediction of small intestinal crystalline precipitation and drug absorption of two weakly basic model BCS class II drugs, AZD0865 and mebendazole. The crystallization rates were investigated in an in vitro method using simulated gastric and intestinal media, and the result was modeled by using Classical Nucleation Theory (CNT). The effect of varying in vitro parameters (initial drug concentration, rate of mixing gastric and intestinal fluid, stirring and filtration) on the interfacial tension γ, being a key parameter in CNT, was investigated. The initial drug concentration had the most significant effect on γ for both substances tested, although γ is a fundamental parameter independent of concentration according to CNT. In the subsequent in silico prediction of drug absorption, by use of a Compartmental and Transit intestinal model, an empirical approach was used where γ was allowed to vary with simulated small intestinal concentrations. The in silico predictions were compared to published human in vivo plasma drug concentration data for different doses of AZD0865 and dog intestinal drug concentrations, amount precipitated in intestine and plasma concentrations for mebendazole. The results showed that lack of significant crystallization effects on absorption in man of the model drug AZD0865 up to doses of 4 mg/kg could be predicted which was in accordance with in vivo data. Mebendazole intestinal precipitation in canines was also well described by the model, where mean predicted amount precipitated was 136% (range 111-164%) of measured solid amount, and mean predicted intestinal concentration was 94% (range 59-147%) of measured concentration. In conclusion, the in vitro-in silico approach can be used for predictions of absorption effects of crystallization, but the model could benefit from further development work on the theoretical crystallization model and in vitro experimental design. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Global aerosol modeling with the online NMMB/BSC Chemical Transport Model: sensitivity to fire injection height prescription and secondary organic aerosol schemes

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    Spada, Michele; Jorba, Oriol; Pérez García-Pando, Carlos; Tsigaridis, Kostas; Soares, Joana; Obiso, Vincenzo; Janjic, Zavisa; Baldasano, Jose M.

    2015-04-01

    We develop and evaluate a fully online-coupled model simulating the life-cycle of the most relevant global aerosols (i.e. mineral dust, sea-salt, black carbon, primary and secondary organic aerosols, and sulfate) and their feedbacks upon atmospheric chemistry and radiative balance. Following the capabilities of its meteorological core, the model has been designed to simulate both global and regional scales with unvaried parameterizations: this allows detailed investigation on the aerosol processes bridging the gap between global and regional models. Since the strong uncertainties affecting aerosol models are often unresponsive to model complexity, we choose to introduce complexity only when it clearly improves results and leads to a better understanding of the simulated aerosol processes. We test two important sources of uncertainty - the fires injection height and secondary organic aerosol (SOA) production - by comparing a baseline simulation with experiments using more advanced approaches. First, injection heights prescribed by Dentener et al. (2006, ACP) are compared with climatological injection heights derived from satellite measurements and produced through the Integrated Monitoring and Modeling System For Wildland Fires (IS4FIRES). Also global patterns of SOA produced by the yield conversion of terpenes as prescribed by Dentener et al. (2006, ACP) are compared with those simulated by the two-product approach of Tsigaridis et al. (2003, ACP). We evaluate our simulations using a variety of observations and measurement techniques. Additionally, we discuss our results in comparison to other global models within AEROCOM and ACCMIP.

  2. An empirical study based on BSC-DEA to measure the relative efficiencies of different health care centers in province of Semnan, Iran

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present an empirical investigation to measure the relative efficiency of seven health care centers in province of Semnan, Iran, which were under the coverage of social security organization of Iran. The proposed model of this paper uses a hybrid of balanced score card and data envelopment analysis for performance measurement. The proposed sudy uses four perspectives of balanced score card including learning and growth, internal process, customer and financial perspectives and within each perspective, data envelopment analysis is adopted so that the outputs of each perspective are used as inputs of the other perspective. The preliminary results indicate that all seven units perform relatively well and the overall efficiency of all units in this province is 0.769.

  3. Failure is not an option: learner persistence amongst Access to Higher Education learners on a DipHE/BSc nursing programme

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    2013-01-01

    Since the late 1990s, the UK Government has a policy to support Widening Participation (WP) measures in UK universities. These measures aimed to increase the demographic and socio-economic profile of the undergraduate student population across all UK universities. The target for these measures includes a focus on mature applicants, women entrants, and ethnic minority representation. Latest data (2010/2011) from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) indicates whilst by far the largest ...

  4. Terrain Characterization and Soil Erosion Risk Assessment for Watershed Prioritization Using Remote Sensing and GIS (A case study of Nawagaon Maskara Rao Watershed, Saharanpur, India

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    Full Text Available Soil erosion is crucial problem in India where more than 70% of land in degraded. This study is to establish conservation priorities of the sub watersheds across the entire terrain, and suggest suitable conservation measures. Soil conservation practices are not only from erosion data both qualitative SES (Soil Erosion Status model and quantitative MMF (Morgan, Morgan and Finney model erosion, but we have to consider LCC (Land Capability Classification and LULC (Land Use Land Cover. Study demonstrated the use of RS (Remote Sensing and GIS (Geographic Information System in soil erosion risk assessment by deriving soil and vegetation parameters in the erosion models. Sub-watersheds were prioritized based on average soil loss and the area falls under various erosion risk classes for conservation planning. The annual rate of soil loss based on MMF model was classified into five soil erosion risk classes for soil conservation measures. From 11 sub watersheds, for the first priority of the watershed is catchment with the small area and the steep slope. Recommendation for steep areas (classes VI, VII, and VIII land use allocation should be made to maintain forest functions.

  5. El viaducto de Raos. Una aplicación de la tipología losa aligerada en tableros de puentes de luces medias

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    González de Cangas, José Ramón; Lorenzo Esperante, Domingo; Crespo Martínez, José Antonio

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    RESUMEN. Se presenta una aplicación de la tipología estructural losa aligerada continua de canto variable en un tablero de puente de hormigón pretensado con una luz máxima de 52,50 metros, describiéndose sus características fundamentales y los modelos de análisis utilizados. ABSTRACT. This article covers a case where a continuous voided slab of varying depth is used for a prestressed concrete bridge deck with a maximum span of 52.50 m. A description of the main characteristics of this slab...

  6. Indian Himalayan Glaciology Research Programme - An Overview POPURI SANJEEVA RAO Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Delhi-110016, India

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    2013-12-01

    Himalayan Glaciers are unique in many respects. Glaciers are expected to be sensitive to variations in weather and climate forcing. In view of their socio economic importance and unique environmental settings, prepared a scientific report on the `Dynamics of Glaciers in the Indian Himalaya - The Science Plan' synthesizing the available knowledge on the Glaciers in the high mountain regions. Various thrust areas for in-depth studies in glaciology were recognized to generate the necessary scientific information to devise suitable science and technology based intervention strategies. Based on the accessibility, length, aspect, altitude, etc. identified nine bench-mark glaciers, out of 9500 glaciers, across the Indian Himalaya for continuous monitoring in collaboration with different institutions and organizations. Recognizing the fact that the snow melt and glacier melt runoff from the Gangotri Glacier is the hydrological source of Ganga River basin national significance, prepared a status report on `Gangotri Glacier'. In order to understand the role of atmospheric forcing on various aspects of glacier dynamics, including hydrological processes evolved an `Integrated Program on Gangotri Glacier'. This program is to utilize modern in-situ observational systems, advanced remote sensing techniques and modeling to undertake snow cover, mass balance, hydrological, geochemical, geomorphological and aerosols over Himalaya. Efforts are in place towards establishing of a `National Centre for Himalayan Glaciology' at Mussoorie for undertaking long-term monitoring of the glaciers, strengthening of integrated observational systems in the glaciated environments. Capacity building in the form of infrastructure and human resources through multidisciplinary research projects in Himalayan Glaciology is in progress. The presentation shall enlighten the details of these new initiatives to understand the `Dynamics of Glaciers in the Indian Himalaya'.

  7. Relationship between Covalence and Displacive Phase Transition Temperature in RAO 4 and Li AO 3 ( R = Rare-Earth Element and A = Nb and Ta)

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    Tsunekawa, S.; Kamiyama, T.; Asano, H.; Fukuda, T.

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    Crystal structure analyses by TOF neutron powder diffraction are performed for RTaO4 (R = rare-earth element) and the Ta-O interatomic distances are determined. The relationship between the covalency of A -O bonds (A = Nb and Ta), which show the most shortening upon phase transition, and the transition temperature is discussed for RA O4 and LiAO3, and the parameters of Ta-O covalence are determined.

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  11. Lood ajast ja elust / Indrek Rohtmets

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    Joonisfilm "Elulood" : stsenaristid Rao Heidmets ja Mats Traat : režissöör Rao Heidmets : kunstnik Ave Nahkur : helilooja Olav Ehala : Rao Heidmetsa Filmistuudio, 2007. Lk. 111-112 lühidalt R. Heidmetsa biograafia ja filmograafia

  12. iron deficiency in rural ghanaian children

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    East African Medical Journal Vol. 78 No. 5 May 2001. IRON DEFICIENCY IN RURAL GHANAIAN CHILDREN V v. MT. Agyei=Frempong, BSc, MSc, PhD, G. Asme. BSc, MSc, W.K.B.A. Owiredu, BSc, MSc, PhD and F A. Yeboah, BSc, MSc, PhD, Department ofMolecular Medicine,. School of Medical Sciences, University of ...

  13. Synthesis of a spatial 3-RPS parallel manipulator based on physical ...

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    Rao N M, Rao K M 2006 Multi-position dimensional synthesis of a spatial 3-RPS parallel manipulator. ASME J. Mech. Des. 128: 815–819. Rao N M, Rao K M 2009 Dimensional synthesis of a spatial 3-RPS parallel manipulator for a prescribed range of motion of spherical joints. Mechanism and Machine Theory 44: 477–486.

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    [14] N N Rao and R K Varma, J. Plasma Phys. 27, 95 (1982). [15] N N Rao, R K Varma, P K Shukla and MY Yu, Phys. Fluids 26, 2488 (1983). [16] N N Rao, Phys. Rev. A37, 4846 (1988). [17] N N Rao, J. Plasma Phys, 39, 385 (1988). [18] N N Rao, J. Phys, A22, 4813 (1989). [19] YF Chang, M Tabor and J Weiss, J. Math.

  15. Synergic hydraulic and nutritional feedback mechanisms control surface patchiness of biological soil crusts on tertiary sands at a post-mining site

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    Full Text Available In a recultivation area located in Brandenburg, Germany, five types of biocrusts (initial BSC1, developed BSC2 and BSC3, mosses, lichens and non-crusted mineral substrate were sampled on tertiary sand deposited in 1985- 1986 to investigate hydrologic interactions between crust patches. Crust biomass was lowest in the non-crusted substrate, increased to the initial BSC1 and peaked in the developed BSC2, BSC3, the lichens and the mosses. Water infiltration was highest on the substrate, and decreased to BSC2, BSC1 and BSC3. Non-metric multidimensional scaling revealed that the lichens and BSC3 were associated with water soluble nutrients and with pyrite weathering products, thus representing a high nutrient low hydraulic feedback mode. The mosses and BSC2 represented a low nutrient high hydraulic feedback mode. These feedback mechanisms were considered as synergic, consisting of run-off generating (low hydraulic and run-on receiving (high hydraulic BSC patches. Three scenarios for BSC succession were proposed. (1 Initial BSCs sealed the surface until they reached a successional stage (represented by BSC1 from which the development into either of the feedback modes was triggered, (2 initial heterogeneities of the mineral substrate controlled the development of the feedback mode, and (3 complex interactions between lichens and mosses occurred at later stages of system development.

  16. Integration of Balanced Scorecard (BSC), Strategy Map, and Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP) for a Sustainability Business Framework: A Case Study of a Spanish Software Factory in the Financial Sector

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    Cesar alvarez Perez; Vicente Rodríguez Montequín; Francisco Ortega Fernandez; Joaquín Villanueva Balsera

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    This paper presents a case study of how a Spanish financial software factory (FSF) has determined the weights of the indicators and objectives included in their strategy map with the aim of ensuring its business sustainability...

  17. Reviewing the application of the balanced scorecard with implications for low-income health settings.

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    Rabbani, Fauziah; Jafri, S M Wasin; Abbas, Farhat; Pappas, Gregory; Brommels, Mats; Tomson, Goran

    2007-01-01

    High-income countries (HICs) are increasingly making use of the balanced scorecard (BSC) in healthcare. Evidence about BSC usage in low-income countries (LICs) is deficient. This study assessed feasibility of BSC use in LICs. Systematic review of electronic databases shows that the BSC improved patient, staff, clinical, and financial outcomes in HICs. To translate the experience of BSC use in HICs to their use in LICs, the applicability parameters of the National Committee for Quality Assurance were applied. Despite contextual challenges, pilot testing of BSC use can be undertaken in selected LICs. Committed leadership, cultural readiness, quality information systems, viable strategic plans, and optimum resources are required.

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors... Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The NTP BSC, a federally chartered, external... authorities knowledgeable in fields such as toxicology, pharmacology, pathology, biochemistry, epidemiology...

  19. Impact of Base Station Cooperation on Cell Planning

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    Ian Dexter Garcia

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Base station cooperation (BSC has been identified as a key radio access technology for next-generation cellular networks such as LTE-Advanced. BSC impacts cell planning, which is the methodical selection of base station (BS sites, and BS equipment configuration for cost-effective cellular networks. In this paper, the impact of BSC on cell plan parameters (coverage, traffic, handover, and cost, as well as additional cell planning steps required for BSC are discussed. Results show that BSC maximizes its gains over noncooperation (NC in a network wherein interference from cooperating BSs is the main limitation. Locations exist where NC may produce higher throughputs, therefore dynamic or semistatic switching between BSC and NC, called fractional BSC, is recommended. Because of interference from noncooperating BSs, the gains of BSC over NC are upper bounded, and diminishes at greater intersite distances because of noise. This encourages smaller cell sizes, higher transmit powers, and dynamic clustering of cooperative BSs.

  20. The Balanced Scorecard and the Strategic Learning Process: A System Dynamics Modeling Approach

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    Steen Nielsen; Erland H. Nielsen

    2015-01-01

      The main purpose of this paper is to improve on the conceptual as well as the methodological aspects of BSC as a quantitative model by combining elements from traditional balanced scorecard (BSC...

  1. Toward a dynamic balanced scorecard model for humanitarian relief organizations’ performance management

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    Anjomshoae, Ali; Hassan, Adnan; Kunz, Nathan; Wong, Kuan Yew; de Leeuw, S.L.J.M.

    2017-01-01

    Purpose – In recent years, the balanced scorecard (BSC) has received considerable interest among practitioners for managing their organization’s performance. Unfortunately existing BSC frameworks, particularly for humanitarian supply chains, lack causal relationships among performance indicators,

  2. Evaluating the balanced scorecard at the University Health Network: an impact assessment.

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    Young, Justin; Bell, Robert; Khalfan, Adil; Lindquist, Evert

    2008-01-01

    The balanced scorecard (BSC) has become increasing popular in healthcare organizations. A recent study conducted at the University Health Network in Toronto explored the extent to which the BSC has focused and aligned various organizational units and departments around shared goals and objectives. The evaluation also assessed the BSC's impact on front-line staff and how the development and rollout of the BSC should be modified in the next planning iteration.

  3. iron deficiency in rural ghanaian children

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    May 5, 2001 ... East African Medical Journal Vol. 78 No. 5 May 2001. IRON DEFICIENCY IN RURAL GHANAIAN CHILDREN V v. MT. Agyei=Frempong, BSc, MSc, PhD, G. Asme. BSc, MSc, W.K.B.A. Owiredu, BSc, MSc, PhD and F A. Yeboah, BSc, MSc, PhD, Department ofMolecular Medicine,. School of Medical Sciences, ...

  4. Long-term survival results of a randomized phase III trial of vinflunine plus best supportive care versus best supportive care alone in advanced urothelial carcinoma patients after failure of platinum-based chemotherapy

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    Bellmunt, J; Fougeray, R; Rosenberg, J E

    2013-01-01

    To compare long-term, updated overall survival (OS) of patients with advanced transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium (TCCU) treated with vinflunine plus best supportive care (BSC) or BSC alone, after failure of platinum-based chemotherapy.......To compare long-term, updated overall survival (OS) of patients with advanced transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium (TCCU) treated with vinflunine plus best supportive care (BSC) or BSC alone, after failure of platinum-based chemotherapy....

  5. Half-sandwich ruthenium, rhodium and iridium complexes of ...

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    sandwich ruthenium, rhodium and iridium complexes of triazolopyridine ligand: Synthesis and structural studies. NARASINGA RAO PALEPU RAO MOHAN KOLLIPARA. Regular Article Volume 129 Issue 2 February 2017 pp 177-184 ...

  6. Radial artery occlusion after transradial approach to cardiac catheterization.

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    Wagener, John F; Rao, Sunil V

    2015-03-01

    Radial artery occlusion (RAO) is the most common complication of the transradial approach (TRA) to cardiac catheterization, with a reported incidence between 0.8 % and 30 %. RAO is likely the result of acute thrombus formation and complicated by neointimal hyperplasia. Most RAO are asymptomatic with rare cases of acute hand or digit ischemia reported in the literature. The role of testing for dual circulation to the hand in determining the safety of TRA as it relates to symptomatic RAO is controversial; however, modifiable risk factors like low sheath-to-artery ratio, adequate anticoagulation, and non-occlusive ("patent") hemostasis are likely to prevent RAO. This review examines the incidence of RAO, potential mechanisms leading to RAO, and strategies to prevent and treat RAO.

  7. Apports du bilan étiologique des occlusions de l'artère centrale de la rétine et de ses branches et conséquences thérapeutiques

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    Coisy, S; Leruez, S; Ebran, J-M

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    Retinal artery occlusions (RAO) are severe conditions threatening vision, affecting the subsequent mortality of these patients.......Retinal artery occlusions (RAO) are severe conditions threatening vision, affecting the subsequent mortality of these patients....

  8. Genetics Home Reference: autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome

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    ... JM, Jaffe ES, Pittaluga S, Cohen JI, Fleisher TA, Rao VK. Somatic FAS mutations are common in patients ... on PubMed Lenardo MJ, Oliveira JB, Zheng L, Rao VK. ALPS-ten lessons from an international workshop ...

  9. Eesti filmid silmale, mõttele, suunurgale ja põselohule / Jan Kaus

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    2003-01-01

    Kolm Eesti Joonisfilmis ja Nukufilmis valminud animafilmi esilinastusid kinos Kosmos : Priit Pärna "Karl ja Marilyn", Rao Heidmetsa "Instinkt" (kunstnik Navitrolla) ja Ülo Pikkovi "Ahviaasta". Näidati ka eelreklaamita Rao Heidmetsa filmi "Frank Mulleri kellad"

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    2002-01-01

    Rao Heidmetsa lühimängufilm lastele "Heinaloom" : dialoogid Andrus Kivirähk : operaator Mait Mäekivi : Rao Heidmetsa Filmistuudio OÜ 2001. Ka Heidmetsa filmograafia. Kokkuvõte inglise keeles lk. 96

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    adult females. The ages of the subjects used. Morphometry of the adult sigmoid colon and relation to volvulus. H. Saidi, BSc. (Anat), MBChB, MMed, D. Anangwe, BSc. (Anat), J. Ogeng'o, BSc. (Anat), MBChB and. K. Awori, MBChB, MMed, Department of Human Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi,.

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    J. E., Chisi, BSc (Hons), MBBS, PhD, Senior Lecturer, H. Misiri, BSc, MSc, Lecturer, Y. Zverev, MBBS, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Medicine,. University of Malawi, Private Bag 360, Blantyre 3, Malawi, A. Nkhoma, Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Nkhotakota District Hospital and J. M. Sternberg,. BSc, MSc, Senior ...

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    East African Medical Journal Vol. 79 N0. 8 August 2002. SOIL TRANSMITTED NEMATODES IN CHILDREN IN BUEA HEALTH DISTRICT OF CAMEROON. L. Ndenecho, BSc., MSc., Graduate Assistant, KIN. Ndamukong, BSc, MSc, PhD, Senior Lecturer and Faculty Officer and M.M. Mature. BSc, MSc. PhD,. Lecturer and ...

  14. Alignment of University Information Technology Resources with the Malcolm Baldrige Results Criteria for Performance Excellence in Education: A Balanced Scorecard Approach

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    Beard, Deborah F.; Humphrey, Roberta L.

    2014-01-01

    The authors suggest using a balanced scorecard (BSC) approach to evaluate information technology (IT) resources in higher education institutions. The BSC approach illustrated is based on the performance criteria of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in Education. This article suggests areas of potential impact of IT on BSC measures in…

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    Creative Commons licence CC-BY-NC 4.0. Inappropriate medicine prescribing in older South Africans: A cross-sectional analysis of medicine claims data. J A van Heerden, BPharm; J R Burger, BPharm, MPharm, PhD (Pharm Pract); J J Gerber, BSc (Pharm) Hons, BSc (Ind Pharm),. MSc (Ind Pharm) Hons, BSc (Pharmacol), ...

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    T J Rao1. C. R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS) University of Hyderabad Campus Central University Post Office, Prof. C. R. Rao Road Hyderabad 500 046, AP, India. Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Current Issue : Vol. 22, Issue 12 · Current Issue Volume 22 ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. P V Vijaya Kumar. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 126 Issue 7 October 2017 pp 101. Frequency characteristics of geomagnetic induction anomalies in Saurashtra region · P V Vijaya Kumar P B V Subba Rao C K Rao A K Singh P Rama Rao.

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science; Volume 37; Issue 4. Structural, spectroscopic and electrochemical study of V5+ substituted LiTi2(PO4)3 solid electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries. A Venkateswara Rao V Veeraiah A V Prasada Rao B Kishore Babu B Swarna Latha K Rama Rao. Volume 37 Issue 4 June 2014 pp ...

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    .... FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rao Edupuganti, Aviation Safety Engineer, Regulations and Policy...-4389; email: rao[email protected] . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion On June 18, 2012, at 77 FR.... Send your proposal to: Rao Edupuganti, Aviation Safety Engineer, Regulations and Policy Group...

  2. Perencanaan Jangka Pendek DAS dengan Metode Perhitungan Erosi Kuantitatif dengan Penginderaan Jauh dan Sistem Informasi Geografis

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    Full Text Available Short-term Planning of Watershed Using Calculation of Quantitative Erosion Method Based on Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Priority determination of some sub watersheds experienced difficulties based on the fact that data collection of the related sub watersheds takes time and quite costly. Whereas to comprehensively manage sub watershed, some prioritizet sub watersheds have to be chosen to manage holistically and integrally with good coordination between some related agencies. The study was carried out in India in two Nawagaon Maskara Raoi watersheds, Saharanpur city, located 250 km to the east of New Delhi. The study appointed a sub watershed to be the prioritu among the other 10 available using quantitative calculation method (MMF: Morgan, Morgan, and Finney method. The research aimed to measure the quantitative erosion based on MMF model and calculate the value index to determine the priority in sub watershed. The erosion calculation by MMF model produced five erosion levels i.e. very low (vl=0-5t/ha/yr, low (l=5-10 t/ha/yr, medium (m=10-25 t/ha/yr, high (h=25-50 t/ha/yr, and very high (vh 50 t/ha/yr. At the highest erosion level (vh location with the most extensive land damage to the narrowest respectively was Sarbar Rao (SB = 116.84 ha, Galr Rao (GR, Sahansra Thakur (ST, Shakumbari Rao (SH, Khawonwala Rao (KH Kahan Rao (KR, Nawagaon Rao (NW, Chamarla Rao (CH, Track Fallows (TF, Barkala Rao (BR, and Maskara Rao (MR = 0.34 ha. Of 11 sub watershed, priority value index was calculated, and the highest value (main priority to the lowest one (least priority is respectively as follows: GR (Galr Rao = 33,5, KR (Kahan Rao, ST (Sahansra Thakur, TF (Track Fallows, BR (Barkala Rao, SB (Sarbar Rao, SH (Shakumbari Rao, CH (Chamarla Rao, KH (Kharonwala Rao, MR (Maskara Rao, and NW (Nawagaon Rao = 18,2. Therefore the main priority fell for sub watershed Galr Rao (997.32 and the least priority for watershed Nawagaon Rao (7646.78 ha.

  3. Understanding the context of balanced scorecard implementation: a hospital-based case study in Pakistan.

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    Rabbani, Fauziah; Lalji, Sabrina Nh; Abbas, Farhat; Jafri, Sm Wasim; Razzak, Junaid A; Nabi, Naheed; Jahan, Firdous; Ajmal, Agha; Petzold, Max; Brommels, Mats; Tomson, Goran

    2011-03-31

    As a response to a changing operating environment, healthcare administrators are implementing modern management tools in their organizations. The balanced scorecard (BSC) is considered a viable tool in high-income countries to improve hospital performance. The BSC has not been applied to hospital settings in low-income countries nor has the context for implementation been examined. This study explored contextual perspectives in relation to BSC implementation in a Pakistani hospital. Four clinical units of this hospital were involved in the BSC implementation based on their willingness to participate. Implementation included sensitization of units towards the BSC, developing specialty specific BSCs and reporting of performance based on the BSC during administrative meetings. Pettigrew and Whipp's context (why), process (how) and content (what) framework of strategic change was used to guide data collection and analysis. Data collection methods included quantitative tools (a validated culture assessment questionnaire) and qualitative approaches including key informant interviews and participant observation. Method triangulation provided common and contrasting results between the four units. A participatory culture, supportive leadership, financial and non-financial incentives, the presentation of clear direction by integrating support for the BSC in policies, resources, and routine activities emerged as desirable attributes for BSC implementation. The two units that lagged behind were more involved in direct inpatient care and carried a considerable clinical workload. Role clarification and consensus about the purpose and benefits of the BSC were noted as key strategies for overcoming implementation challenges in two clinical units that were relatively ahead in BSC implementation. It was noted that, rather than seeking to replace existing information systems, initiatives such as the BSC could be readily adopted if they are built on existing infrastructures and data

  4. Surfactant alterations in horses with recurrent airway obstruction at various clinical stages.

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    Christmann, Undine; Hite, R Duncan; Tan, Rachel H H; Thatcher, Craig D; Witonsky, Sharon G; Werre, Stephen R; Buechner-Maxwell, Virginia A

    2010-04-01

    To evaluate the phospholipid composition and function of surfactant in horses with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) at various clinical stages and compare these properties with findings in horses without RAO. 7 horses with confirmed RAO and 7 without RAO (non-RAO horses). Pairs of RAO-affected and non-RAO horses were evaluated before, during, and after exposure to hay. Evaluations included clinical scoring, lung function testing, airway endoscopy, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) absolute and differential cell counts. Cell-free BALF was separated into crude surfactant pellet and supernatant by ultracentrifugation, and phospholipid and protein concentrations were determined. Phospholipid composition of crude surfactant pellets and surface tension were evaluated with high-performance liquid chromatography and a pulsating bubble surfactometer, respectively. Findings were compared statistically via mixed-effects, repeated-measures ANOVA. Total phospholipid concentration in BALF was lower in RAO-affected versus non-RAO horses at all sample collection times. In the RAO-affected group, total phospholipid concentration was lower during exposure to hay than before or after exposure. There were no significant differences in BALF protein concentration, percentages of phospholipid classes, or surface tension between or within groups of horses. All clinical stages of RAO-affected horses were characterized by low surfactant concentration in BALF. Exacerbation of RAO led to an additional decrease in surfactant concentration. Causes for low surfactant concentration in RAO-affected horses remain to be determined. Low phospholipid concentration may render RAO-affected horses more susceptible than unaffected horses to surfactant alterations and contribute to clinical disease status and progression.

  5. Comparative Analysis of Clinical, Treatment, and Survival Characteristics of Basaloid and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus.

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    Salami, Aitua; Abbas, Abbas E; Petrov, Roman; Jhala, Nirag; Bakhos, Charles T

    2017-11-11

    Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSC) is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) of the esophagus. Even though pathologically thought to be more aggressive than SqCC, there is discrepancy in the literature regarding the outcomes of BSC compared with those of SqCC. We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. All patients with a histologic diagnosis of BSC and SqCC between 2004 and 2013 were included. We compared treatment and survival characteristics of patients with BSC and SqCC. There were 16,158 patients included in this study; 173 patients (1.1%) had BSC. There were no significant differences between the 2 groups based on age, sex, marital status, insurance, or geographic region of diagnosis, but patients with BSC were more likely to be Caucasian (73.4% vs 64.7%; p = 0.017). Among staged patients, baseline tumor stage was similar in both groups. However, BSC tumors were more likely to be of high pathologic grade (56.8% vs 38.2%; p BSC were more likely to undergo resection (32.4% vs 17.0%; p BSC of the esophagus seems to have similar clinical features and survival outcomes when compared with SqCC. Patients with BSC and SqCC should undergo stage-specific treatment to achieve optimal outcomes. Copyright © 2017 American College of Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Clinicopahological features of superficial basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus.

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    Oguma, J; Ozawa, S; Kazuno, A; Nitta, M; Ninomiya, Y; Tomita, S

    2017-12-01

    Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSC) of the esophagus is classified as an epithelial malignant tumor and is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Most previous reports have suggested that advanced BSC has a poorer prognosis than typical SCC because of its high biological malignancy, but the biological activity of superficial BSC remains unclear. Twenty cases of superficial BSC, which underwent surgical resection in Tokai University Hospital between January 2004 and December 2013, were analyzed retrospectively. Among these cases, 19 cases with a T1 depth of invasion (BSC group) were compared with 180 cases of SCC that were resected during the same period and were pathologically diagnosed as T1 (SCC group). The frequency of lymph node metastasis in the T1 BSC group was significantly lower (2 patients, 11%) than that in the SCC group (84 patients, 47%) (P = 0.005). The frequency of lymphatic invasion in the BSC group was also lower (9 patients, 47%) than that in the SCC group (131 patients, 73%) (P = 0.021). The pathological type of the metastatic lymph node was BSC in all the superficial BSC cases with lymph node metastasis. This study demonstrated that lymph node metastasis was less likely to occur in cases with superficial BSC than in cases with superficial SCC. © The Authors 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  7. Meeting the challenge in performance management: the diffusion and implementation of the balanced scorecard in Chinese hospitals.

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    Gao, Tian; Gurd, Bruce

    2015-03-01

    The bonus system used in Chinese hospitals has been criticized for eroding doctors' professional ethics and aggravating patient expense. This research article focuses on one system to improve hospital performance, the balanced scorecard (BSC). We use three data sources to examine the diffusion and implementation of the BSC in China: a questionnaire survey in Shandong Province, a print-media indicators and content analysis of the published BSC papers and semi-structured interviews with managers of Chinese hospitals that use the BSC. The research evidence shows that bonus systems are important, partially because of the poor pay of hospital professionals, and the BSC is perceived as providing a fair system to award such bonuses. This helps explain the relative endurance of the BSC in Chinese hospitals. Published by Oxford University Press in association with The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine © The Author 2014; all rights reserved.

  8. Microbial Community and Biochemical Dynamics of Biological Soil Crusts across a Gradient of Surface Coverage in the Central Mojave Desert

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    Rakesh Mogul; Parag Vaishampayan; Mina Bashir; McKay, Chris P.; Keith Schubert; Rosalba Bornaccorsi; Ernesto Gomez; Sneha Tharayil; Geoffrey Payton; Juliana Capra; Jessica Andaya; Leonard Bacon; Emily Bargoma; David Black; Katie Boos

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    In this study, we expand upon the biogeography of biological soil crusts (BSCs) and provide molecular insights into the microbial community and biochemical dynamics along the vertical BSC column structure, and across a transect of increasing BSC surface coverage in the central Mojave Desert, CA, United States. Next generation sequencing reveals a bacterial community profile that is distinct among BSCs in the southwestern United States. Distribution of major phyla in the BSC topsoils included ...

  9. Evaluating the Fraser Health Balanced Scorecard--a formative evaluation.

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    Barnardo, Catherine; Jivanni, Amin

    2009-01-01

    Fraser Health (FH), a large, Canadian, integrated health care network, adopted the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) approach to monitor organizational performance in 2006. This paper reports on the results of a formative evaluation, conducted in April, 2008, to assess the usefulness of the BSC as a performance-reporting system and a performance management tool. Results indicated that the BSC has proven to be useful for reporting performance but is not currently used for performance management in a substantial way.

  10. Modification of gray iron produced by induction melting with barium strontium

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    Modzelevskaya, G.; Feoktistov, A. V.; Selyanin, I. F.; Kutsenko, A. I.; Kutsenko, A. A.

    2016-09-01

    The article provides analysis of results of gray iron experimental melts in induction furnace and the following melt modification with barium-strontium carbonate (BSC-2). It is shown that modification positively affects mechanical and casting properties and as-cast iron structure. It was established that BSC-2 granulated immediately prior to use has greater impact on melt than BSC-2 of the same faction, supplied by the manufacturer.

  11. Balanced scorecard investment appraisal in the water industry of England and Wales.

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    Tebbutt, P J; Gochin, R J; Lester, J N

    2003-07-01

    Previous work has shown that while most conventional investment appraisal techniques appear ill-suited for use in the water industry of England and Wales, the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) offers considerable potential as an investment decision making tool. This study accounts for much of the criticism of the BSC technique, proposing methodological changes to overcome these difficulties. A more comprehensive treatment of the modified methodology, illustrated by BSC development and application flowcharts, demonstrates how this technique might operate in practice.

  12. 75 FR 21003 - National Toxicology Program (NTP); Office of Liaison, Policy and Review Meeting of the NTP Board...

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    2010-04-22

    ... Designated Federal Officer for the BSC (see ADDRESSES above). Updates to the preliminary agenda will also be..., carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, molecular biology, behavioral toxicology, neurotoxicology, immunotoxicology...

  13. 75 FR 64311 - National Toxicology Program (NTP); Office of Liaison, Policy and Review Meeting of the NTP Board...

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    2010-10-19

    ... Officer for the BSC (see ADDRESSES above). Updates to the preliminary agenda will also be posted to this..., biochemistry, epidemiology, risk assessment, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, molecular biology, behavioral...

  14. RANCANGAN SISTEM INFORMASI DENGAN BALANCED SCORECARD UNTUK PENILAIAN KINERJA KOPERASI

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    Supriyati Supriyati; Mustafid Mustafid; Beta Noranita

    2016-01-01

    .... Balanced Scorecard Method (BSC) is one of performance assessment methods that measures 4 perspectives which are customer, financial, internal business process, also growth and learning perspective...

  15. Developing and using a balanced scorecard: a case study with SWOT analysis.

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    Gumbus, Andra; Lussier, Robert N

    2003-01-01

    Have you tried to measure your laboratory's performance lately? Do you measure and assess financial results, customer satisfaction, internal process efficiency, and learning and growth? If any of these metrics are missing from your performance measurement system, you are not using the latest management tool that is sweeping the health-care industry--the balanced scorecard (BSC). This article begins with a discussion of the BSC and why you should use it in your laboratory, followed by SWOT analysis to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) a BSC offers your laboratory. A laboratory case study is then presented to assist you in developing and using a BSC in your laboratory.

  16. Applications of the balanced scorecard for strategic management and performance measurement in the health sector.

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    Behrouzi, Farshad; Shaharoun, Awaluddin Mohamed; Ma'aram, Azanizawati

    2014-05-01

    In order to attain a useful balanced scorecard (BSC), appropriate performance perspectives and indicators are crucial to reflect all strategies of the organisation. The objectives of this survey were to give an insight regarding the situation of the BSC in the health sector over the past decade, and to afford a generic approach of the BSC development for health settings with specific focus on performance perspectives, performance indicators and BSC generation. After an extensive search based on publication date and research content, 29 articles published since 2002 were identified, categorised and analysed. Four critical attributes of each article were analysed, including BSC generation, performance perspectives, performance indicators and auxiliary tools. The results showed that 'internal business process' was the most notable BSC perspective as it was included in all reviewed articles. After investigating the literature, it was concluded that its comprehensiveness is the reason for the importance and high usage of this perspective. The findings showed that 12 cases out of 29 reviewed articles (41%) exceeded the maximum number of key performance indicators (KPI) suggested in a previous study. It was found that all 12 cases were large organisations with numerous departments (e.g. national health organisations). Such organisations require numerous KPI to cover all of their strategic objectives. It was recommended to utilise the cascaded BSC within such organisations to avoid complexity and difficulty in gathering, analysing and interpreting performance data. Meanwhile it requires more medical staff to contribute in BSC development, which will result in greater reliability of the BSC.

  17. Human IL6 stimulates bovine satellite cell proliferation through a Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3)-dependent mechanism.

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    Brandt, A M; Kania, J M; Reinholt, B M; Johnson, S E

    2018-01-01

    Bovine satellite cell (bSC) myogenesis and skeletal muscle hypertrophy occur through the orchestrated actions of multiple autocrine and paracrine growth factors. Intimate to the bSC niche is IL6, a dual-purpose cytokine with proinflammatory and mitogenic properties. The objective of the experiment was to examine the effects of IL6 on proliferation and differentiation of bSC in vitro. Treatment of primary bSC cultures with recombinant bovine IL6 (bIL6) failed to alter myogenesis owing to the absence of intracellular signal transduction. The cytokine was able to stimulate phosphorylation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 tyrosine 705 (STAT3Y705) in Madin-Darby bovine kidney (MDBK) epithelial cells, thus demonstrating bioactivity. Media supplemented with recombinant human IL6 (hIL6) caused phosphorylation of STAT3Y705 in bSC and increased (P bSC proliferation. Morphologic and biochemical measures of bSC differentiation remained unchanged (P > 0.05) following treatment for 48 h with hIL6. These results support a role for hIL6 as a bSC mitogen in vitro. The inability of bIL6 to initiate an intracellular signal in bSC requires further investigation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. A dynamic balanced scorecard for identification internal process factor

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    Javad sofiyabadi

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available We present a dynamic balanced score card (BSC to investigate the strategic internal process management factors. The proposed dynamic BSC emphasizes on internal processes aspect, and using VIKOR and Shannon Entropy, determinants the internal processes, process management and improvement and all important factors are ranked. The current study first introduces dynamic BSC and examines effective factors on the process. The proposed model focuses on internal processes perspective of BSC and determines importance degree of each factor is used using VIKOR decision-making techniques.

  19. Enformasyon Teknolojisi Yönetiminde Dengelenmiş Puan Kartı = The Balanced Scorecard in Management of Information Technology

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The management of information technology (IT is increasingly gaining importance for corporations, connected to increasing benefits obtained from these technologies. The Balanced Scorecard (BSC, which is applied widespread in corporations, states a strategy oriented management system. This article deals with utilization potentials of the BSC in IT management. First, changed characteristics of IT departments and their new roles are evaluated. After that, general characteristics and main functions of the BSC are handled. In the third part, different approaches in relation to applying of the BSC in IT are discussed.

  20. Slow light with symmetric gap plasmon guides with finite width metal ...

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    E Wolf (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 2002), Vol. 43, pp. 497–530. [27] V S C Manga Rao, S Dutta Gupta and G S Agarwal, Opt. Lett. 29, 307 (2004). M Kulkarni, N Seshadri, V S C Manga Rao and S Dutta Gupta, J. Mod. Opt. 51,. 549 (2004). V S C Manga Rao and S Dutta Gupta, J. Opt. A: Pure and Appl. Opt. 6, 756 (2004).

  1. Kα X-ray satellite spectra of Ti, V, Cr and Mn induced by photons

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    [9] J Bhattacharya, U Laha and B Talukdar, Phys. Rev. A37, 3162 (1988). [10] P Suresh, B Seetharami Reddy, T S Reddy, M L N Raju, B M Rao, B V T Rao and. M V R Murti, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 33, 1645 (2000). [11] B Seetharami Reddy, B M Rao, M L N Raju, V R K Murthy, M V R Murti and. K Parthasaradhi, Ind. J.

  2. Secretoglobin and Transferrin Expression in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid of Horses with Chronic Respiratory Disease.

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    Miskovic Feutz, M; Couetil, L L; Riley, C P; Zhang, X; Adamec, J; Raskin, R E

    2015-01-01

    Lower expression of secretoglobin and transferrin has been found in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of a small number of horses with experimentally induced signs of recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) compared to healthy controls. Secretoglobin and transferrin BALF expression will be similarly decreased in horses with naturally occurring clinical signs of RAO and in horses with experimentally induced clinical signs of RAO as compared to healthy controls and intermediate in horses with inflammatory airway disease (IAD). Recurrent airway obstruction-affected and control horses were subjected to an experimental hay exposure trial to induce signs of RAO. Client-owned horses with a presumptive diagnosis of RAO and controls from the same stable environments were recruited. Pulmonary function and BALF were evaluated from control and RAO-affected research horses during an experimental hay exposure trial (n = 5 in each group) and from client-owned horses (RAO-affected horses, n = 17; IAD-affected horses, n = 19; healthy controls, n = 5). The concentrations of secretoglobin and transferrin in BALF were assessed using Western blots. Naturally occurring and experimentally induced RAO horses had similar decreases in BALF transferrin expression, but secretoglobin expression was most decreased in naturally occurring RAO. Secretoglobin and transferrin expression were both lower in BALF of RAO-affected horses than in IAD-affected and control horses. Secretoglobin and transferrin expression is decreased in BALF of RAO-affected horses after both experimental and natural exposure. Secretoglobin and transferrin likely play clinically relevant roles in the pathophysiology of RAO, and may thus be used as biomarkers of the disease. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  3. Proyecto de inversión para la creación, introducción y comercialización de la marca de ropa casual sport y deportiva del club deportivo barcelona s.c. “ole y b.s.c

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    Palacios Bauz, Irene Del Rocio; Herrera Chamba, Karen Yadira; Pfister, Emilio

    2009-01-01

    En la actualidad los mercados mundiales de la industria de la moda textil, están ajustándose a las principales tendencia de la globalización, como es la búsqueda de mejores costos de producción, canales alternativos de distribución y la apertura de nuevos mercados. Por lo que al ser el Ecuador un mercado en potencial crecimiento y apertura internacional, así como que su principal deporte es el fútbol y la mayor hinchada es del equipo de BARCELONA, se crean opciones favorables para la imp...

  4. Retraction Statement: "Overexpression of miR-708 and its targets in the childhood common precursor B-cell ALL" by Xue Li, MMed, Dong Li, PhD, Yong Zhuang, MMed, Qing Shi, BSc, Wei Wei, MMed, and Xiuli Ju, MD, PhD.

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    2017-05-01

    The above article, published online 23 August 2013 in Pediatric Blood and Cancer, Volume 60, Issue 12, December 2013, Pages 2060-2067, has been retracted by agreement among the authors, the journal's Editor-in-Chief, Peter E. Newburger, M.D., and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The decision to retract was agreed upon following notification that the paper substantially duplicates a prior study already published in Chinese https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23611221. The authors were not aware that publication in another language would constitute a duplicate publication and, upon being informed of this fact, have agreed to withdraw the paper from Pediatric Blood and Cancer. Reference Li X, Li D, Zhuang Y, Shi Q, Wei W and Ju X. Overexpression of miR-708 and its targets in the childhood common precursor B-cell ALL. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013; 60: 2060-2067. doi:10.1002/pbc.24583. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Sustainable biotechnology: sources of renewable energy

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    Singh, Om V; Harvey, Steven P

    2010-01-01

    ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anuj K. Chandel, Om V. Singh, and L.Venkateswar Rao 63 Tactical Garbage to Energy Refinery (TGER) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James J. Valdes and Jerry B. Warner...

  6. LaCl3.7H2O: An efficient catalyst for the synthesis of phosphinates ...

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    Arbuzov reaction) under neat conditions and their potential antimicrobial activity. MADHAVA GOLLAa, RASHEED SYEDa, VENKATA RAMANA KATLAa,. SUBBA RAO DEVINENIa, NARESH KONDAPALLIb and NAGA RAJU CHAMARTHIa,∗.

  7. Effects of open-air temperature on air temperature inside biological safety cabinet.

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    Umemura, Masayuki; Shigeno, Katsuro; Yamamura, Keiko; Osada, Takashi; Soda, Midori; Yamada, Kiyofumi; Ando, Yuichi; Wakiya, Yoshifumi

    2011-02-14

    In Japan, biological safety cabinets (BSCs) are normally used by medical staff while handling antineoplastic agents. We have also set up a class II B2 BSC at the Division of Chemotherapy for Outpatients. The air temperature inside this BSC, however, decreases in winter. We assumed that this decrease is caused by the intake of open-air. Therefore, we investigated the effects of low open-air temperature on the BSC temperature and the time of admixtures of antineoplastic agents. The studies were conducted from January 1 to March 31, 2008. The outdoor air temperature was measured in the shade near the intake nozzle of the BSC and was compared with the BSC temperature. The correlation between the outdoor air temperature and the BSC temperature, the dissolution time of cyclophosphamide (CPA) and gemcitabine (GEM), and accurate weight measurement of epirubicin (EPI) solution were investigated for low and normal BSC temperatures. The BSC temperature was correlated with the open-air temperature for open-air temperatures of 5-20°C (p < 0.0001). The dissolution of CPA and GEM at these temperatures was significantly delayed as compared to that at 25°C (p < 0.01 and p < 0.0001, respectively). The weight measurement of EPI solution using a syringe method lacks accuracy because of its high coefficient of viscosity at low temperatures (p < 0.01). These results suggest that the BSC temperature decreases below room temperature in winter when air is drawn from outdoors. We showed that the BSC temperature affects the dissolution rate of antineoplastic agents. Further, we suggested that the BSC temperature drop might delay the affair of the admixtures of antineoplastic agents and increase the waiting time of outpatients for chemotherapy.

  8. Analysis of genomic copy number variation in equine recurrent airway obstruction (heaves).

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    Ghosh, S; Das, P J; McQueen, C M; Gerber, V; Swiderski, C E; Lavoie, J-P; Chowdhary, B P; Raudsepp, T

    2016-06-01

    We explored the involvement of genomic copy number variants (CNVs) in susceptibility to recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), or heaves-an asthmalike inflammatory disease in horses. Analysis of 16 RAO-susceptible (cases) and six RAO-resistant (control) horses on a custom-made whole-genome 400K equine tiling array identified 245 CNV regions (CNVRs), 197 previously known and 48 new, distributed on all horse autosomes and the X chromosome. Among the new CNVRs, 30 were exclusively found in RAO cases and were further analyzed by quantitative PCR, including additional cases and controls. Suggestive association (P = 0.03; corrected P = 0.06) was found between RAO and a loss on chromosome 5 involving NME7, a gene necessary for ciliary functions in lungs and involved in primary ciliary dyskinesia in humans. The CNVR could be a potential marker for RAO susceptibility but needs further study in additional RAO cohorts. Other CNVRs were not associated with RAO, although several involved genes of interest, such as SPI2/SERPINA1 from the serpin gene family, which are associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma in humans. The SPI2/SERPINA1 CNVR showed striking variation among horses, but it was not significantly different between RAO cases and controls. The findings provide baseline information on the relationship between CNVs and RAO susceptibility. Discovery of new CNVs and the use of a larger population of RAO-affected and control horses are needed to shed more light on their significance in modulating this complex and heterogeneous disease. © 2016 Stichting International Foundation for Animal Genetics.

  9. A randomised controlled trial comparing oxytocin and oxytocin + ...

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    A randomised controlled trial comparing oxytocin and oxytocin + ergometrine for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage at caesarean section. S Koen, BSc, MB BCh; L C Snyman, BMedSci, MB ChB, MMed (O&G), FCOG (SA), MPraxMed;. R C Pattinson, BSc, MB BCh, FRCOG, MD, FCOG (SA), MMed (O&G), MRCOG; J A ...

  10. A Simulation-Based Approach for Teaching the Systems Perspective of Strategic Performance Management

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    Capelo, Carlos; Lopes, Ana; Mata, Ana

    2015-01-01

    Kaplan and Norton introduced the balanced scorecard (BSC), which is based on a systems perspective of the business strategy and performance measurement. Many organisations around the world use the BSC to define, implement and manage strategy. Nevertheless, there are studies that identify problems and limitations associated with the implementation…

  11. Projects and Tools for a Mechatronic Curriculum

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    van Amerongen, J.

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes the elements with a mechatronic character in the BSc curriculum of Electrical Engineering in the University of Twente as well as the Mechatronics MSc curriculum of this university. In the BSc program there is a complete semester with mechatronics related content, concluded by a

  12. 78 FR 24762 - National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; Announcement of Meeting; Request for...

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    2013-04-26

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors... Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The NTP BSC, a federally chartered, external... quality. Its members are selected from recognized authorities knowledgeable in fields such as toxicology...

  13. Entrance Qualifications Affect the Performance of Nutrition Students at University: A Pilot Study

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    Owusu-Apenten, Richard; Xu, Wen Li

    2012-01-01

    This study assessed the effect of admissions qualifications on the subsequent academic performances of BSc nutrition students at a UK university. Entrance qualifications for three groups (Grp01, Grp02, Grp03) reading for a BSc(Hons) degree in, Dietetics, Food & Nutrition or Human Nutrition (n = 105) were determined from their UCAS…

  14. Facial extensive ulcer

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    Pablo Fernández-Crehuet

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available SUMMARY Basosquamous carcinoma (BSC, as described in 1910, is a distinctive variety of skin cancer and its etiology and pathological characteristics have generated much controversy over the years. Currently, BSC is considered a basal cell carcinoma (BCC subtype with aggressive behavior and greater tendency for recurrence and metastases. We present a clinical case recently reported in our unit.

  15. USE AND MISUSE OF ASPIRIN IN RURAL ETHIOPIA P. DUNCAN ...

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    hi-tech

    2006-01-01

    Jan 1, 2006 ... East African Medical Journal Vol. 83 No. 1 January 2006. USE AND MISUSE OF ASPIRIN IN RURAL ETHIOPIA. P. Duncan, BSc, G. Aref-Adib, BSc, A. Venn, PhD, J. Britton, MD, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, City Hospital,. Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB and ...

  16. Determination of year 1 undergraduate students' interest in the ...

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    Introduction: Training of anatomists began in Nigeria in 1963, when the Faculty of Medicine of University of Ibadan approved a program of intercalated B.Sc anatomy simultaneously with B.Sc (medical science) in such disciplines as anatomy, physiology, chemical pathology and microbiology. Many Nigerian universities now ...

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    university) B.Sc. in physical, chemical or bio- logical sciences (including pharmaceutical, veterinary and agricultural sciences) with chemistry as one of the subjects at the B.Sc. level, and mathematics or physics at the PUCI plus 2 level. • Chemical Sciences. Participating Departments: Organic Chemis-. • Biological Sciences.

  18. Attendance versus compliance with tuberculosis treatment in an ...

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    Pl--tDC. Pos:gad DipI PHOC. Immo Kleinschmidt, BSc Eng, MSc C-ornp Se. MSc Mold Suu Po5lgraa DipI Mad Stats. Brian Williams, BSc, PhD. Department of Medicine, Ernest Oppenheimer Hospital, Welkom. Free State. Gavin A Churchyard MS BCh, Fe? (SA). MMed. SAMJ Volume 87 No. /1 November 1997. 1517 ...

  19. Radiological changes among artistic gymnasts in Gauteng Province

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    A Geldenhuys-Koolen,1 BSc (Physiotherapy), MSc (Med) (Exercise Science); D Constantinou,2 MB BCh, BSc (Med) (Hons), MSc (Med), FFIMS;. Y Coopoo,2 DPhil, FACSM ... injury, fracture or dislocation. Microtrauma occurs as a ... prevention and treatment is required; the findings in this study may lead to preventive ...

  20. Foot complications among diabetics attending a district hospital in ...

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    2007-09-01

    Sep 1, 2007 ... developing diabetic foot ulcers and cellulitis (8). Foot complications among diabetics attending a district hospital in Kenya: Predisposing factors and possible intervention. M.M. Obimbo, MBChB, P.K. Bundi, BSc (Anat) and F. Collis, MSSCh, Dip. PodMed, MBChB, J.A.. Ogeng'o, BSc (Anat), MBChB, PhD, ...

  1. The Malawi "hybrid medical graduates (1992-1998).

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    Hybridisation in learning goes back to medieval times when peripatetic .... Education in Science from Chancellor College. In the 1994 set, a female ... GG Adelola Adeloye. University of Malawi. Bsc Hons. Biology. Chemistry. (4). Bachelor of Education. Science. (4). University of London. Physiology. Bsc Hons. Microbiology.

  2. High rate of virological re-suppression among patients failing ...

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    suppression among patients failing second-line antiretroviral therapy following enhanced adherence support: A model of care in Khayelitsha, South Africa. D B Garone,1 BSc (ID), MD; K Conradie,1 MD; G Patten,1 BSc, MSc Epid; M Cornell,3 MPH;.

  3. Research

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    transition effectively between clinician and health advocator/teacher. AJHPE 2014;6(2 Suppl 1):203-206. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.497. Teaching my peers: Perceptions of tutors in physiotherapy practical skills training. M Unger,1 BPhysT, MSc (Physio), PhD; L Keiller,2 BSc (Physio), MPhil (HSE); G Inglis-Jassiem,1 BSc (Physio) ...

  4. News from the Biological Stain Commission No. 5

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    Lyon, H O; Dapson, R W

    2009-01-01

    In this fifth issue of News from the Biological Stain Commission (BSC), under the heading of Regulatory Affairs, the BSC's International Affairs Committee provides more information from the meeting of the International Standards Organization ISO/TC 212 Committee that took place on June 2-4, 2008 ...

  5. presence of cryptococcus species in domestic chicken

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    2009-05-25

    May 25, 2009 ... E.K. Kemoi, BSc, MSc, P. O. Box 6421, Nairobi, P. Okemo, BSc, MSc, PhD, Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences, kenyatta University, P. O. Box 43844, ... diseases from domestic Chickens for example avian flu and salmonelosis. .... dopachrome intermediates, to melanin polymers. ii. Urease test.

  6. System Dynamic Modelling for a Balanced Scorecard: A Case Study

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    Nielsen, Steen; Nielsen, Erland Hejn

    Purpose - The purpose of this research is to make an analytical model of the BSC foundation by using a dynamic simulation approach for a 'hypothetical case' model, based on only part of an actual case study of BSC. Design/methodology/approach - The model includes five perspectives and a number of...

  7. Applying the Balanced Scorecard to Education

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    Karathanos, Demetrius; Karathanos, Patricia

    2005-01-01

    Although the application of the balanced scorecard (BSC) in the business sector is well documented, very little research has been reported regarding the adaptation or application of the BSC in the education sector. In this article, the authors (a) describe how the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence has adapted the concept of…

  8. Identifying Balance in a Balanced Scorecard System

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    Aravamudhan, Suhanya; Kamalanabhan, T. J.

    2007-01-01

    In recent years, strategic management concepts seem to be gaining greater attention from the academicians and the practitioner's alike. Balanced Scorecard (BSC) concept is one such management concepts that has spread in worldwide business and consulting communities. The BSC translates mission and vision statements into a comprehensive set of…

  9. Teaching the Balanced Scorecard through Simulation

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    Capelo, Carlos; Lopes, Ana Isabel; Mata, Ana

    2012-01-01

    Kaplan and Norton introduced the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) which is based on a systems perspective of the business strategy and performance measurement. Many organizations around the world are using the BSC to define, implement and manage strategy. Nevertheless there exist studies that identify problems and limitations associated with the…

  10. Balanced Scorecards in Managing Higher Education Institutions: An Indian Perspective

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    Umashankar, Venkatesh; Dutta, Kirti

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The paper aims to look at the balanced scorecard (BSC) concept and discuss in what way it should be applied to higher education programs/institutions in the Indian context. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on extant literature on the balanced scorecard concept per se, as well as applications of BSC in higher education as…

  11. Effektmåling på handlingsplaner og Balanced Scorecards i Kvægproduktion 2010

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    Clausen, Michael Fussing; Lund, Mogens

    gennemførelsen af instruktionerne i handlingsplanerne kun begrænset betydning for målopfyldelsen.   Den gennemførte evaluering indikerer endvidere, at landbrugsbedrifterne har opnået en tilfredsstillende målopfyldelse gennem anvendelsen af Balanced Scorecards (BSC). Det største problem i anvendelsen af BSC ser...

  12. Motives, Diffusion and Utilization of the Balanced Scorecard in Denmark

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    Nielsen, Steen; Sørensen, René

    2003-01-01

    The Balanced ScoreCard (BSC) has achieved great attention in Denmark by now but no large surveys exist concerning motives for implementing BSC in Denmark. A questionnaire survey of 53 respondents from Danish medium-sized and larger manufacturing companies showed that areas such as "working...

  13. Designing and Using Projects with Real World Application in a MBA Managerial Accounting Class: The Case of The Balanced Scorecard

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    Houke, Charlotte

    2017-01-01

    This paper explores the purpose of designing and using projects with real world application in a M.B.A. managerial accounting class. Included is a discussion of how and why the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Project has been used in classes to link theory with practice by providing real world application of the BSC framework. M.B.A. students represent a…

  14. Motives, Diffusion and Utilisation of the Balanced Scorecard in Demark

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    Nielsen, Steen; Sørensen, René

    2004-01-01

    The Balanced ScoreCard (BSC) has achieved great attention in Denmark by now but no large surveys exists concerning motives for implementing BSC in Denmark. A questionnaire survey of 53 respondents from Danish medium-size and large manufacturing companies showed that areas such as 'strategy work...

  15. Transcribing the balanced scorecard into system dynamics

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    Nielsen, Steen; Nielsen, Erland Hejn

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to show how a System Dynamics Modelling approach can be integrated into the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) for a case company with special focus on the handling of causality in a dynamic perspective. The BSC model includes five perspectives and a number of financial and non...

  16. Implementation and Performance Evaluation Using the Fuzzy Network Balanced Scorecard

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    Tseng, Ming-Lang

    2010-01-01

    The balanced scorecard (BSC) is a multi-criteria evaluation concept that highlights the importance of performance measurement. However, although there is an abundance of literature on the BSC framework, there is a scarcity of literature regarding how the framework with dependence and interactive relationships should be properly implemented in…

  17. Introducing the Balanced Scorecard: Creating Metrics to Measure Performance

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    Gumbus, Andra

    2005-01-01

    This experiential exercise presents the concept of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) and applies it in a university setting. The Balanced Scorecard was developed 12 years ago and has grown in popularity and is used by more than 50% of the Fortune 500 companies as a performance measurement and strategic management tool. The BSC expands the traditional…

  18. Strategic Balanced Scorecard Simulation

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    Nielsen, Steen; Nielsen, Erland Hejn

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to show how a System Dynamics Modelling approach can be integrated into the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) for a case company with special focus on the handling of causality in a dynamic perspective. The case company’s BSC model includes five perspectives and a number...

  19. Ratify, Reject or Revise: Balanced Scorecard and Universities

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    Sayed, Naqi

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) in universities. Initially directed toward profit-oriented businesses, the BSC has since been adopted by many non-profit organisations with seemingly diverse objectives. A number of primarily publicly-funded universities and institutions, which are part of…

  20. Discussing Feedback System Thinking in Relation to a Balanced Scorecard, Inspired by an Actual Case

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    Nielsen, Steen; Nielsen, Erland Hejn

    Since the emergence of the Balanced Scorecard at the beginning of the 1990s, only few articles have proposed a framework of translating BSC into an analytical numerical model. This paper addresses two research themes : (1) a discussion of the cause-and-effect modeling within the BSC and (2), how...