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  1. Rosebud Casino and Hotel NPDES Permit

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    Under NPDES permit SD-0034584, Rosebud Casino and Hotel, South Dakota, is authorized to discharge from its wastewater treatment facility in Todd County, South Dakota to an unnamed drainageway(s) tributary to Rock Creek.

  2. Casino taxation in macao: an economic perspective.

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    Gu, Xinhua; Tam, Pui Sun

    2011-12-01

    Macao's gaming industry has experienced dramatic growth for 8 years, yet with certain social costs due to compulsive gambling. The government has come under pressure for tax cuts even though its gaming receipts are falling relatively to the casino retained revenue. The request for tax relief is triggered by a recent decline in net profit despite fast growing gross gaming revenue under favorable market conditions. This is very likely caused by a substantial hike in casino operating costs due to increased competition and might also signal the presence of the principal-agent problem. Given the regressivity of gaming tax with respect to net profit, it is no surprise that casinos with lower profitability are more prone to seek tax cuts. The source of Macao gaming profit hinges on three distinct factors: rising demand from China, monopoly location for casinos, and market structure of oligopoly. These factors provide economic justifications for the current tax regime of Macao with a strong ability to pass tax burdens on to massive visitors. The government relies on casino tax revenue to deal with gambling related problems and promote local diversified development. Pushing for tax variability may create policy instability, business uncertainty, and unpredictable prosperity in the long term.

  3. Changes in suicide and divorce in new casino jurisdictions.

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    Nichols, Mark W; Stitt, B Grant; Giacopassi, David

    2004-01-01

    Using county-level data, this study examines the impact that the introduction of casino gambling has on suicide and divorce. Eight communities that adopted casino gambling between 1991 and 1994 are compared with a matched set of control counties, jurisdictions that are economically and demographically similar to the casino counties. Suicide rates are not statistically different between casino and control communities. Divorce rates are lower in three casinos counties, higher in one, and not statistically different in four. Overall, the results suggest no widespread, statistically significant increase in either suicide or divorce. Possible explanations for the results are provided.

  4. Gaming Casino Powerhouse to Invest in Zhuhai

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    XIAO QI

    2006-01-01

    @@ Taking a risk on Macao's thriving gaming business, Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) plans to build up a resort just across from the Special Administrative Region on Zhuhai's Hengqin Island, to cater to the increasing number of tourists. The United States-based developer of casinos and resorts expects to spend US$15 billion to set up a business and residential complex on the island, LVS Chairman Sheldon Adelson said.

  5. The Utilisation of Music by Casino Managers: An Interview Study.

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    Bramley, Stephanie; Dibben, Nicola; Rowe, Richard

    2016-12-01

    Music is ubiquitous in retail and commercial environments, with some managers believing that music can enhance the customer experience, increase footfall and sales and improve consumer satisfaction. Casino gambling is popular in the United Kingdom and anecdotal evidence suggests that music is often present. However, little is known about the rationale for music use from the perspective of casino managers. In this study semi-structured interviews were conducted with five casino managers to establish their motivations for utilising music, the factors informing their choice of music and the extent to which music is used with the intention of influencing gambling behaviour. Results showed that casino managers utilised two types of music-recorded background music, often sourced via external music supply companies and live music. Live music was often situated away from the gaming floor and used primarily to accompany participation in non-gambling activities. Recorded background music was not used with the direct aim of influencing customers' gambling behaviour, but to create the right atmosphere for gambling and to promote certain moods within the casinos. To achieve these aims casino managers manipulated the tempo, volume and genre of the recorded background music. Casino managers also reported that some gamblers listen to music via portable music players, possibly with the intention of customising their gambling experience. This study is unique as it has provided a first-hand account of casino managers' implicit theories with regards to why they utilise music and the roles which music is considered to fulfil in casinos.

  6. 31 CFR 103.64 - Special rules for casinos.

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    2010-07-01

    ... money laundering and terrorist financing risks posed by the products and services provided by the casino... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special rules for casinos. 103.64 Section 103.64 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance...

  7. Advertising the "New Fun-Tier": Selling Casinos to Consumers

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    McMullan, John L.; Miller, Delthia

    2010-01-01

    There is an absence of research on the commercial advertising of gambling as it relates to casinos. This study examines print, radio, television and point of sale casino ads that aired in Canada. Using quantitative and qualitative methods we analyze a convenience sample of 367 ads that aired or were printed in 2005 and 2006. Our findings indicate…

  8. Differential Gambling Motivations and Recreational Activity Preferences Among Casino Gamblers.

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    Lee, Choong-Ki; Bernhard, Bo Jason; Kim, Jungsun; Fong, Timothy; Lee, Tae Kyung

    2015-12-01

    This study investigated three different types of gamblers (recreational, problem, and pathological gamblers) to determine differences in gambling motivations and recreational activity preferences among casino gamblers. We collected data from 600 gamblers recruited in an actual gambling environment inside a major casino in South Korea. Findings indicate that motivational factors of escape, sightseeing, and winning were significantly different among these three types of gamblers. When looking at motivations to visit the casino, pathological gamblers were more likely to be motivated by winning, whereas recreational gamblers were more likely to be motivated by scenery and culture in the surrounding casino area. Meanwhile, the problem gamblers fell between these two groups, indicating higher preferences for non-gambling activities than the pathological gamblers. As this study builds upon a foundational previous study by Lee et al. (Psychiatry Investig 6(3):141-149, 2009), the results of this new study were compared with those of the previous study to see if new developments within a resort-style casino contribute to changes in motivations and recreational activity preferences.

  9. Machismo: Manifestations of a cultural value in the Latin American casino.

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    Thompson, W N

    1991-06-01

    Casino operations were observed in twelve Latin American countries. Owners, managers, employees, players, and government regulators in each of these countries were interviewed. The concept of machismo is described in its historical and cultural context. It is then used to illuminate casino operations and the mode of play in existence in these casinos.

  10. 78 FR 39601 - Safety Zone, Sugar House Casino Fireworks Display, Delaware River; Philadelphia, PA

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    2013-07-02

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone, Sugar House Casino Fireworks Display... out zone that covers part of the Delaware River. Sugar House Casino has contracted with Pyrotecnico... Sugar House Casino Fireworks Display will pose significant risks to the public. The purpose of the...

  11. A trade based view on casino taxation: market conditions.

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    Li, Guoqiang; Gu, Xinhua; Wu, Jie

    2015-06-01

    This article presents a trade based theory of casino taxation along with empirical evidence found from Macao as a typical tourism resort. We prove that there is a unique optimum gaming tax in a particular market for casino gambling, argue that any change in this tax is engendered by external demand shifts, and suggest that the economic rent from gambling legalization should be shared through such optimal tax between the public and private sectors. Our work also studies the tradeoff between economic benefits and social costs arising from casino tourism, and provides some policy recommendations for the sustainable development of gaming-led economies. The theoretical arguments in this article turn out to be consistent with empirical observations on Macao realities over the recent decade.

  12. The money laundering control act and proposed amendments: Its impact on the casino industry.

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    Mills, J

    1991-12-01

    In their efforts to track unreported income, Congress passed the Money Laundering Control Act in 1985. Because they are often involved in large cash transactions, casinos were required to report on cash transactions in amounts of $10,000 or more in much the same manner as banks and other financial institutions. However, because of the unique nature of cash and chip transactions within modern casinos, the Act, or state variants of it, have created significant compliance costs for casinos. This analysis examines the implications of the Act for the casino gaming industry, and evaluates some of the recent suggested Amendments to the Act.

  13. Olympic Casino - meelelahutustööstus, kus kehtib sõjaväekord / Tiina Drui ; interv. Taivo Paju

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    Drui, Tiina

    2003-01-01

    Olympic Casino personalijuht Tiina Drui ettevõtte personalipoliitikast, töötajate värbamisest ja koolitamisest. Lisad: Olympic Casino põhimõtted; Küsimused, mille abil mõõta töökoha kvaliteeti. Vt. samas: Olympic Casino - 10 aastat täis

  14. Beat the Cheater: Computing Game-Theoretic Strategies for When to Kick a Gambler out of a Casino

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    Sørensen, Troels Bjerre; Dalis, Melissa; Korzhyk, Dmytro;

    2014-01-01

    Gambles in casinos are usually set up so that the casino makes a profit in expectation -- as long as gamblers play honestly. However, some gamblers are able to cheat, reducing the casino’s profit. How should the casino address this? A common strategy is to selectively kick gamblers out, possibly ...

  15. 31 CFR 103.21 - Reports by casinos of suspicious transactions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... attention, such as ongoing money laundering schemes, the casino shall immediately notify by telephone an... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Reports by casinos of suspicious transactions. 103.21 Section 103.21 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and...

  16. 31 CFR 103.36 - Additional records to be made and retained by casinos.

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    2010-07-01

    ... the casino at the time the deposit is made, account opened, or credit extended. The verification shall... involving the following types of instruments having a face value of $3,000 or more: (A) Personal checks... instrument; the name of the drawee or issuer of the instrument; all reference numbers (e.g., casino...

  17. Street crime, tourism and casinos: An empirical comparison.

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    Ochrym, R G

    1990-06-01

    Only recently have researchers begun to study the "causes" of crime in tourist destinations, particularly in those areas which offer casino gaming. Critics, who cite the high crime rates of Atlantic City, New Jersey and Las Vegas, Nevada, fail to understand the relationship between tourism and crime. Casino gaming is a catalyst for tourism and one of the social consequences of tourism is increased crime.The mean crime rates of three tourist areas (including Atlantic City) and two urban centers in New Jersey were examined to determine if the rates were significantly different. Additionally, the study examined and identified which types of crime have changed since the advent of tourism in Atlantic City.Policy makers who reject gaming in favor of other mechanisms for urban revitalization need to take note. Tourist destinations have mean crime rates significantly different (higher) from urban areas, at least in New Jersey. Gaming-free tourism initiatives will have similar consequences for a community, as gaming has been identified to have had on Atlantic City.

  18. Evaluating the economic impact of casino liberalization in Macao.

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    Zheng, Victor; Hung, Eva P W

    2012-09-01

    This paper aims to evaluate the economic impact after Macao decided to liberalize its gaming industry. By analysing both objective data of official statistics and subjective data of the perceptions of quality of life, we painted a picture of mixed blessings. Although objective indicators showed strong economic growth in terms of a rise in per capita GDP and public revenue as well as a decline in unemployment rate, subjective indicators revealed that local residents were less than optimistic about their own employment outlook and did not perceive any improvement in their overall economic situation. While casino liberalization brought forth tremendous economic gain, the general population did not subjectively feel the benefits. An integrative analysis of both objective and subjective indicators would therefore allow us to look closer how residents' lives in the micro-level could have been adversely affected by the prosperous economic outlook at the macro-level.

  19. Olympic Casino trügib pokkeriga jõuliselt turismiturule / Eric Katskowski

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    Katskowski, Eric

    2007-01-01

    Olympic Casino rahvusvahelisel pokkeriturniiril oli osalejate hulk varasemast märgatavalt suurem. Hasartmängude korraldajate liidu tegevdirektori Tõnis Rüütli hinnangul on tekkinud uus turisminishsh, mida võib nimetada pokkeriturismiks. Diagrammid

  20. Hotels and Motels, casino hotel data set, Published in 2006, Washoe County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Hotels and Motels dataset, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2006. It is described as 'casino hotel data set'. Data by...

  1. Taking other people’s money : development and the political economy of Asian casinos

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    Vlcek, William

    2015-01-01

    This article analyses Macau’s casinos as an example for accumulation by dispossession, in which they serve to transfer wealth from Mainland China to Macau and the casinos’ foreign investors. They also represent a model for economic development and this model has migrated to Singapore, where it also operates as a form of accumulation by dispossession. By requiring citizens to pay an entrance fee, Singapore’s casinos explicitly appropriate other people’s money. The efficacy for the use of casin...

  2. THE INFLUENCE OF THEME AS SLOT MACHINE ATTRIBUTE ON CASINO GAMERS DECISION-MAKING

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    Elizma Wannenburg

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available When entering the casino gaming area, gamers are faced with hundreds of slot machines that vary in terms of themes, colours and sounds. Some gaming situations are characterized by low gamer involvement, but with considerable brand differences. Gamers visiting a casino have the option to play on various types of slot machines. Slot machine games range from single-bar to triple-bar combinations that range in themes and symbols. Some gamers prefer to play on the same slot machine game each time they visit the casino; while other gamers often do slot machine switching. The hypothesis set for this study was to determine if any differences exist between male and female slot machine gamers regarding the way they perceive theme as a slot machine attribute. The sample population identified consists of slot machine gamers busy playing at a specific slot machine in the gaming area of the casino. Cluster sampling was used in the selection of the six South African casinos. A total of six hundred and thirty structured questionnaires were obtained through personal interviews in the gaming areas of the casinos. The raw data collected were statistically analysed on the SPSS program. The main findings of the research indicated that no significant differences exist between male and female slot machine gamers regarding the way they perceive theme as a slot machine attribute. The findings of this study could assist the casino management and slot machine manufacturers in understanding how themes as slot machine attributes influence gamers. By understanding the importance of themes for slot machine gamers can assist casino management and slot machine manufacturers in the development of new slot machines.

  3. The Socioeconomic Impacts of Casino Toursim in Slovenia’s Obalno-Kraška Region

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    Balažič Gregor

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Casino gambling in the Obalno-kraška region has had a long tradition, its origins dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. Ever since its rebirth during Yugoslav times in the 1960s, casino tourism has contributed significantly to the development of the area. Until recently, casino tourism has been one of the most important forms of tourism in addition to 3S and congress tourism. The purpose of this paper is to determine the contribution of casino tourism to the regional development of the Slovene Istria. To this end, selected socioeconomic indicators were examined and compared with the average indicator rates of regional development at the national level. The results show that casino tourism is an important factor of regional development. However, casino tourism’s future role in regional development remains an open question due to the impacts of the financial crisis and the consequent decline in the number of guests, as well as reduced levels of investment in the region.

  4. The relationship between personality types and leisure time activities amongst Casino employees’ workplace expectations

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    Rosa Naude

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Orientation: Associations between a person’s character strengths, happiness and well-being can be explained with the overlap that they have with personality. Casino employees’ working hours were and are increasing, which means that their leisure time is decreasing concomitantly, with only 20 hours per week being used in pursuit of leisure activities.Research purpose: The primary purpose of this research was to investigate 1502 casino employees’ personality types and the relationship it has on their leisure life and overall happiness.Motivation for the study: The importance of leisure participation and time to take part in leisure activities, and the effect it has on casino employees’ happiness in the workplace, warrants further investigation. If human resources managers and general management want happier casino employees in the workplace, they should focus on their personality types and make more leisure activities available to them; which will result in a happier workforce.Research design, approach and method: The target population consisted of 3032 casino employees, who received the questionnaires and were given the opportunity to complete the questionnaires anonymously. An availability sampling technique was used, based on the number of casino employees who were willing and available to complete the questionnaires.Main findings and practical/managerial implications: In terms of the structural equation modelling, it was found that the positive personalities such as extraversion and openness to experience correlated well with leisure life and happiness. In this study, the standardised regression weights showed that if an individual has a negative personality, he or she will not necessarily be unhappy. A positive relationship was found between positive personality traits such as cooperativeness and agreeableness and leisure life and happiness. Considering mediation effects, leisure preference was the greatest partial mediator between

  5. Extremely frequent behavior in consumer research: theory and empirical evidence for chronic casino gambling.

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    Perfetto, Ralph; Woodside, Arch G

    2009-09-01

    The present study informs understanding of customer segmentation strategies by extending Twedt's heavy-half propositions to include a segment of users that represent less than 2% of all households-consumers demonstrating extremely frequent behavior (EFB). Extremely frequent behavior (EFB) theory provides testable propositions relating to the observation that few (2%) consumers in many product and service categories constitute more than 25% of the frequency of product or service use. Using casino gambling as an example for testing EFB theory, an analysis of national survey data shows that extremely frequent casino gamblers do exist and that less than 2% of all casino gamblers are responsible for nearly 25% of all casino gambling usage. Approximately 14% of extremely frequent casino users have very low-household income, suggesting somewhat paradoxical consumption patterns (where do very low-income users find the money to gamble so frequently?). Understanding the differences light, heavy, and extreme users and non-users can help marketers and policymakers identify and exploit "blue ocean" opportunities (Kim and Mauborgne, Blue ocean strategy, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, 2005), for example, creating effective strategies to convert extreme users into non-users or non-users into new users.

  6. Diffusion of an economic development policy innovation: explaining the international spread of casino gambling.

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    Richard, Brian

    2010-06-01

    This study uses an event history analysis to examine the factors that lead to the adoption of casino gambling among 13 nations around the world. Specifically, measures of fiscal stress, economic development, tourism, religiosity, and income levels are tested for their relationship to national decisions to legalize casino gambling. This study found that economic development needs, as measured by general unemployment rates, were associated with the casino legalization decisions of national governments. Higher unemployment rates were more likely in the years that nations legalized casino gambling. Religiosity, measured by frequency of church attendance, was also found to be a significant barrier in legalization decisions. Measures of fiscal stress, tourism, and income levels were not found to have significant relationships with the legalization decisions. This is interesting because these factors are often cited in case studies, media reports, and the statements of politicians during legalization processes. This study points to the need for further research in several areas. Further exploration of potential explanatory variables and more appropriate measures of currently theorized factors is warranted. Another area for further research is the seeming contradictory findings of multiple statistical analyses and multiple anecdotal findings of the impacts of fiscal stress on the casino legalization decision.

  7. Punishing Youth and Saturated Violence in the Era of Casino Capitalism

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    Giroux, Henry

    2013-01-01

    This essay powerfully describes the rise of a neoliberal or "casino capitalism" as a punishing state that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media but is actively resisted by young people around the world. I highlight the pervasive use of violence and the celebration of war-like values that are no longer restricted to a…

  8. Gavarni at the casino: reflections of class and gender in the visual culture of 1848.

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    Briggs, Jo

    2011-01-01

    Drawing on cultural history and opposing the idea that British visual culture in 1848 has nothing interesting to say about class, politics, and revolution, this article examines a depiction of the London dance-hall Laurent's Casino by Guillaume-Sulpice Chevalier, better known as Paul Gavarni, made to accompany as essay by Albert Smith for the collaborative work "Gavarni in London" (1849). The image appeared against the backdrop of revolutions abroad, and just weeks after rioting in Trafalgar Square. Reconstructing the location of the casino, the history of the venue, the entertainments enjoyed there, and description of its patrons - the gent and his female counterpart - reveals the dynamic performance of class enacted there, and contemporary reactions to that performance.

  9. The income and health effects of tribal casino gaming on American Indians.

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    Wolfe, Barbara; Jakubowski, Jessica; Haveman, Robert; Courey, Marissa

    2012-05-01

    The legalization of American Indian casino gaming in the late 1980s allows examination of the relationship between income and health in a quasi-experimental way. Revenue from gaming accrues to individual tribes and has been used both to supplement tribe members' income and to finance tribal infrastructure. We assembled annual data from 1988-2003 on tribal gaming, health care access (from the Area Resource File), and individual health and socioeconomic characteristics data (from the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System). We use this information within a structural, difference-in-differences framework to study the effect of casino gaming on tribal members' income, health status, access to health care, and health-related behaviors. Our difference-in-differences framework relies on before-after comparisons among American Indians whose tribe has at some time operated a casino and with-without comparisons between American Indians whose tribe has and those whose tribe has not initiated gaming. Our results provide identified estimates of the positive effect of gaming on American Indian income and on several indicators of American Indian health, health-related behaviors, and access to health care.

  10. Health impacts of exposure to second hand smoke (SHS amongst a highly exposed workforce: survey of London casino workers

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    Gilmore Anna B

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Casino workers are exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke (SHS at work, yet remain at risk of being excluded from smoke-free legislation around the world. If the prime motivation for smoke-free legislation is the protection of workers, then a workforce experiencing ill-health associated with SHS exposure should not be excluded from legislation. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of respiratory and sensory irritation symptoms among a sample of casino workers, to identify any association between the reporting of symptoms and exposure to SHS at work, and to compare the prevalence of symptoms with that in other workers exposed to SHS. Methods A postal questionnaire survey of 1568 casino workers in London. Using multivariate analysis we identified predictors of respiratory and sensory irritation symptoms. Results 559 workers responded to the questionnaire (response of 36%. 91% of casino workers reported the presence of one or more sensory irritation symptoms in the previous four weeks, while the figure was 84% for respiratory symptoms. The presence of one or more sensory irritation symptoms was most strongly associated with reporting the highest exposure to SHS at work (OR 3.26; 1.72, 6.16. This was also true for reporting the presence of one or more respiratory irritation symptoms (OR 2.24; 1.34, 3.74. Prevalence of irritation symptoms in the casino workers was in general appreciably higher than that reported in studies of bar workers. Conclusion Our research supports the need for comprehensive smoke-free legislation around the world, covering all indoor workplaces including casinos.

  11. Assessing the Feasibility of Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel

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    Karman, Nathan A.

    2014-03-31

    The Forest County Potawatomi Community, a federally-recognized Indian Tribe with a strong commitment to the natural environment, sought and obtained funding to investigate energy efficient improvements to its Potawatomi Carter Casino & Hotel and the adjacent Potawatomi Carter C-Store and Smoke Shop. The resulting energy studies recommended energy conservation measures that would collectively reduce energy use by more than 30% at the facilities and would save approximately $200,000 per year in energy costs. Consistent with its commitment to the natural environment, and to advance its goal of energy independence using Carbon free or Carbon neutral renewable resources, the Community has already begun implementing certain measures and continues to seek funding sources necessary to implement the remaining measures.

  12. Going Begging:Casino Culture and its Contrasts as Revealed in the New Macao Poetry

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    Christopher Kelen

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Among the key themes of contemporary Macao poetry, chance and luck loom large, along with their figuration in Macao life through sites such as casinos and temples, through personae such as those of the gambler, the beggar, the prostitute. Macao as dot-on-the-map is likewise conceived as a site for all kinds of portal semiotics, as paradigm for cultural crossing and cultural shift. Macao may be re-garded as a work enduring (in Brechtian terms because it is unfinished. While this is a formula that could be notionally applied to any city, this view seems par-ticularly apt given both the extraordinary pace of change in post-handover Macao (i.e. since 1999, and the present bubble-bursting effect of the 2008 "financial tsunami". Relating Augé's conception of "non-places" to Eco's notion of open (as op-posed to closed text, this paper observes that consciousness of place in contem-porary Macao poetry appears to be dominated by two kinds of space, glossed here as "Macao space" and "anywhere space". Macao space is uniquely of an historical moment and place, something culturally positioned; in anywhere space (e.g. in-side of a casino or an airport subjects are hailed by consumption-oriented reifica-tions of putative universal value. The contemporary Macao poetry typically values Macao space and sees it as under threat from the "non-negotiable" space of cul-ture that could be anywhere. Interested in the paradoxes, ironies and hypocrisies inherent in the present-day culture, politics and international position of Macao, the new Macao poetry re-veals a place-based poetics deeply concerned with Macao identity, its evolution and potentials.

  13. Representation of Gamblers in the Singaporean Press since Casino Legalization: A Corpus-driven Critical Analysis

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    Ray C. H. Leung

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Capitalizing on the lack of gambling-related research among discourse analysts and the recent liberalization of casino operations in Singapore, the present article reports on the discursive representation of gamblers in Singapore newspaper texts by merging corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis. 889 articles from the popular daily paper The Straits Times (Singapore were retrieved via LexisNexis in accordance with a series of criteria. The extracted texts, which were dated from 17 April 2005 to 28 April 2013, constitute the 615 827-word corpus of the current study. WordSmith Tools 6.0 was used to perform collocation analysis, which was enriched by critical examination of the concordance lines. The findings indicate that apart from gender stereotyping, social alienation is manifested in various ways while gamblers are being portrayed. For instance, the pronoun collocate ‘we’ of the node ‘gambler*’ tends to signify the non-gamblers’ voice which is geared towards the institutional stance. The verb collocate ‘say’ is frequently used in contexts where the gamblers are being commented upon or criticized. The analytic outcomes of the research have once again confirmed the ‘hegemonizing’ character of newspaper texts. Keywords: critical discourse analysis, gamblers, Singaporean press, corpus linguistics, institutionally constructed identities, collocation

  14. Measuring Indoor Air Quality and Engaging California Indian Stakeholders at the Win-River Resort and Casino: Collaborative Smoke-Free Policy Development.

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    Klepeis, Neil E; Dhaliwal, Narinder; Hayward, Gary; Acevedo-Bolton, Viviana; Ott, Wayne R; Read, Nathan; Layton, Steve; Jiang, Ruoting; Cheng, Kai-Chung; Hildemann, Lynn M; Repace, James L; Taylor, Stephanie; Ong, Seow-Ling; Buchting, Francisco O; Lee, Juliet P; Moore, Roland S

    2016-01-01

    Most casinos owned by sovereign American Indian nations allow smoking, even in U.S. states such as California where state laws restrict workplace smoking. Collaborations between casinos and public health workers are needed to promote smoke-free policies that protect workers and patrons from secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure and risks. Over seven years, a coalition of public health professionals provided technical assistance to the Redding Rancheria tribe in Redding, California in establishing a smoke-free policy at the Win-River Resort and Casino. The coalition provided information to the casino general manager that included site-specific measurement of employee and visitor PM2.5 personal exposure, area concentrations of airborne nicotine and PM2.5, visitor urinary cotinine, and patron and staff opinions (surveys, focus groups, and a Town Hall meeting). The manager communicated results to tribal membership, including evidence of high SHS exposures and support for a smoke-free policy. Subsequently, in concert with hotel expansion, the Redding Rancheria Tribal Council voted to accept a 100% restriction of smoking inside the casino, whereupon PM2.5 exposure in main smoking areas dropped by 98%. A 70% partial-smoke-free policy was instituted ~1 year later in the face of revenue loss. The success of the collaboration in promoting a smoke-free policy, and the key element of air quality feedback, which appeared to be a central driver, may provide a model for similar efforts.

  15. Measuring Indoor Air Quality and Engaging California Indian Stakeholders at the Win-River Resort and Casino: Collaborative Smoke-Free Policy Development

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    Neil E. Klepeis

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Most casinos owned by sovereign American Indian nations allow smoking, even in U.S. states such as California where state laws restrict workplace smoking. Collaborations between casinos and public health workers are needed to promote smoke-free policies that protect workers and patrons from secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS exposure and risks. Over seven years, a coalition of public health professionals provided technical assistance to the Redding Rancheria tribe in Redding, California in establishing a smoke-free policy at the Win-River Resort and Casino. The coalition provided information to the casino general manager that included site-specific measurement of employee and visitor PM2.5 personal exposure, area concentrations of airborne nicotine and PM2.5, visitor urinary cotinine, and patron and staff opinions (surveys, focus groups, and a Town Hall meeting. The manager communicated results to tribal membership, including evidence of high SHS exposures and support for a smoke-free policy. Subsequently, in concert with hotel expansion, the Redding Rancheria Tribal Council voted to accept a 100% restriction of smoking inside the casino, whereupon PM2.5 exposure in main smoking areas dropped by 98%. A 70% partial-smoke-free policy was instituted ~1 year later in the face of revenue loss. The success of the collaboration in promoting a smoke-free policy, and the key element of air quality feedback, which appeared to be a central driver, may provide a model for similar efforts.

  16. Measuring Indoor Air Quality and Engaging California Indian Stakeholders at the Win-River Resort and Casino: Collaborative Smoke-Free Policy Development

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    Klepeis, Neil E.; Dhaliwal, Narinder; Hayward, Gary; Acevedo-Bolton, Viviana; Ott, Wayne R.; Read, Nathan; Layton, Steve; Jiang, Ruoting; Cheng, Kai-Chung; Hildemann, Lynn M.; Repace, James L.; Taylor, Stephanie; Ong, Seow-Ling; Buchting, Francisco O.; Lee, Juliet P.; Moore, Roland S.

    2016-01-01

    Most casinos owned by sovereign American Indian nations allow smoking, even in U.S. states such as California where state laws restrict workplace smoking. Collaborations between casinos and public health workers are needed to promote smoke-free policies that protect workers and patrons from secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure and risks. Over seven years, a coalition of public health professionals provided technical assistance to the Redding Rancheria tribe in Redding, California in establishing a smoke-free policy at the Win-River Resort and Casino. The coalition provided information to the casino general manager that included site-specific measurement of employee and visitor PM2.5 personal exposure, area concentrations of airborne nicotine and PM2.5, visitor urinary cotinine, and patron and staff opinions (surveys, focus groups, and a Town Hall meeting). The manager communicated results to tribal membership, including evidence of high SHS exposures and support for a smoke-free policy. Subsequently, in concert with hotel expansion, the Redding Rancheria Tribal Council voted to accept a 100% restriction of smoking inside the casino, whereupon PM2.5 exposure in main smoking areas dropped by 98%. A 70% partial-smoke-free policy was instituted ~1 year later in the face of revenue loss. The success of the collaboration in promoting a smoke-free policy, and the key element of air quality feedback, which appeared to be a central driver, may provide a model for similar efforts. PMID:26805860

  17. Small proportions of actively-smoking patrons and high PM2.5 levels in southern California tribal casinos: support for smoking bans or designated smoking areas

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    Klepeis Neil E

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Nearly all California casinos currently allow smoking, which leads to potentially high patron exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke pollutants. Some argue that smoking restrictions or bans would result in a business drop, assuming > 50% of patrons smoke. Evidence in Nevada and responses from the 2008 California tobacco survey refute this assertion. The present study investigates the proportion of active smokers in southern California tribal casinos, as well as occupancy and PM2.5 levels in smoking and nonsmoking sections. Methods We measured active-smoker and total-patron counts during Friday or Saturday night visits (two per casino to smoking and nonsmoking gaming areas inside 11 southern California casinos. We counted slot machines and table games in each section, deriving theoretical maximum capacities and occupancy rates. We also measured PM2.5 concentrations (or used published levels in both nonsmoking and smoking areas. Results Excluding one casino visit with extremely high occupancy, we counted 24,970 patrons during 21 casino visits of whom 1,737 were actively smoking, for an overall active- smoker proportion of 7.0% and a small range of ~5% across casino visits (minimum of 5% and maximum of 10%. The differences in mean inter-casino active-smoker proportions were not statistically significant. Derived occupancy rates were 24% to 215% in the main (low-stakes smoking-allowed slot or table areas. No relationship was found between observed active-smoker proportions and occupancy rate. The derived maximum capacities of nonsmoking areas were 1% to 29% of the overall casino capacity (most under 10% and their observed occupancies were 0.1 to over 3 times that of the main smoking-allowed casino areas. Seven of twelve visits to nonsmoking areas with no separation had occupancy rates greater than main smoking areas. Unenclosed nonsmoking areas don’t substantially protect occupants from PM2.5 exposure. Nonsmoking areas

  18. La estructura metálica del casino «Gran Madrid», Torrelodones/Madrid/España

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    Ortiz Herrera, Jesús

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    Full Text Available Described in this article is the structural solution in metal adopted in the upper levels of the building of the Casino «Gran Madrid». The principal deck pieces have been resolved in the form of triangulated trusses of elevated height slightly variable, with a triangulation system of simple Warren type. The supports of such beams are of ferruled neoprene. The Pratt disposition has been generally chosen for the other beams. The rest of the lintels, as likewise the supports, are formed by laminated outlines in their various forms.Se describe en este artículo la solución estructural metálica adoptada en los niveles superiores del edificio del Casino «Gran Madrid». Las piezas principales de cubierta se han resuelto en forma de vigas trianguladas de canto elevado, ligeramente variable, con un sistema de triangulación del tipo Warren simple. Los apoyos de dichas vigas son de neopreno zunchado. La disposición Pratt ha sido la comúnmente escogida para las demás vigas. El resto de los dinteles, así como los soportes, están formados por perfiles laminados en sus distintas variantes.

  19. A Cognitive Model of the Effects of Linking Political Referenda to Salient Social Issues: A Lottery Will Fund Education, But Casinos Will Cause Crime?

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    Ferguson, M. A.; And Others

    Contrasting a party identification model with a rational decision making model, a cognitive model predicts voter intent on two referenda: (1) an amendment to permit a state lottery; and (2) an amendment to permit residents of each county to vote on whether to permit casino gambling. Supporters of the lottery amendment attempt to strongly link it…

  20. Korruptsiooniskandaal : Olympic Casino maksis kinni riigikogulase öö luksushotellis / Margus Tsahkna ; interv. Urmo Soonvald, Kaspar Käänik, Lauri Birkan

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    Ilmunud ka: Vesti Dnja, 21. juuni 2007, lk. 24. Olympic Casino maksis kinni IRL peasekretäri ja Riigikogu rahanduskomisjoni liikme Margus Tsahkna öö Varssavi luksushotellis. Intervjuu Margus Tsahknaga. Vt. samas: Partei aukohtul suu vett täis; Igor Gräzin: Margus Tsahkna poleks tohtinud sinna sõita

  1. Predicting and understanding undergraduate students' intentions to gamble in a casino using an extended model of the theory of reasoned action and the theory of planned behavior.

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    Lee, Hyung-Seok

    2013-06-01

    Given that current television programming contains numerous gambling portrayals, it is imperative to understand whether and to what extent these gambling behaviors in media influence individuals' beliefs, attitudes, and intentions. This study explores an extended model of the theory of reasoned action (TRA) by including gambling media exposure as a distal, mediating and mediated factor in predicting undergraduate students' intentions to gamble in a casino. Findings show that the extended model of TRA clearly indicates that the constructs of gambling media exposure, prior gambling experience, and level of gambling addiction contribute to the prediction of undergraduate students' casino gambling intentions. Theoretical implications of gambling media effects and practical implications for public policy are discussed, and future research directions are outlined.

  2. Dentro il casinò: quando il gioco si fa “malato” / Dans le casino : quand le jeu devient pathologie / Inside the casino: when the game becomes “pathological”

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    Molin Valentina

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this contribution is to highlight similarities between the pure clinical conception of excessive gamblingand the “practical” side of it – though free from any specific theoretical knowledge – as witnessed by employees in thegambling field, specifically employees of one Italian casino. The aim of the analysis is to highlight how workers in thegambling field can be considered as bearers of a particular knowledge in the clinical diagnosis of PG (PathologicalGambling “experts of the industry” in the same way as doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists. The analysis also aimsat revealing how this “experience” in identifying patients with problems related to excessive or unbalanced gambling isnot, in any way, used for identifying and possibly expelling these subjects from the Gambling House because it wouldbe in contrast with the economic interests of the company and of individual workers.Con questo contributo si intende porre in luce l'affinità fra la concezione tipicamente clinica del gioco d'azzardoeccessivo e quella “pratica” – seppur scevra da ogni conoscenza teorica specifica – di alcuni lavoratori di gioco,specificamente alcuni impiegati di un Casinò italiano. L'obiettivo dell'analisi è dunque quello di porre in luce comealcuni lavoratori che operano nell'ambiente del gioco d'azzardo possano essere considerati portatori di una particolareconoscenza nell'ambito della diagnostica clinica del PG (Pathological Gambling, “esperti del settore” alla stregua dimedici, psicologi e psichiatri. L'analisi condotta mira inoltre a rilevare come tale “esperienza” nell'individuazione disoggetti con problematiche connesse ad una pratica di gioco eccessiva o non equilibrata non venga utilizzata, poichél'individuazione e l'eventuale allontanamento dalla Casa da Gioco di tali soggetti si pone in contrasto con gli interessieconomici dell'azienda e dei singoli lavoratori.Le but de cet article est de mettre en lumi

  3. JUEGO PATOLÓGICO EN USUARIOS DE CASINOS EN BOGOTÁ: PREVALENCIA Y RELACIONES CON CONSUMO DE ALCOHOL, BÚSQUEDA DE SENSACIONES Y PATRONES DE JUEGO

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    José Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia son muy pocos los trabajos que abordan la adicción al juego en algún grupo poblacional. En este trabajo se estudió la prevalencia de juego patológico y la validez concurrente del South Oaks Gambling Score (SOGS en una muestra no aleatoria de usuarios de juegos de azar, localizados, en su mayoría, en casinos. Como resultados se destaca: (a un 49.1% de sujetos con probable juego patológico; (b mayor variedad en juegos, mayor consumo de alcohol en fines de semanay más demanda de dinero, para jugar o para consumir alcohol en los sujetos con problemas de adicción al juego, y (c algunos ítems de la Escala de Búsqueda de Sensaciones pueden formar un indicador específicamente asociado con el juego patológico.

  4. The cost of virtual wins: An examination of gambling-related risks in youth who spend money on social casino games.

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    King, Daniel L; Russell, Alex; Gainsbury, Sally; Delfabbro, Paul H; Hing, Nerilee

    2016-09-01

    Background and aims Social casino games (SCGs) are not technically considered a form of gambling but they do enable players to spend money in a game that is gambling themed or structurally approximate to gambling. It has been theorized that SCGs could be a gateway to gambling activities or otherwise normalize the experience of gambling for young people, particularly when money becomes involved. The aim of this study was to investigate whether adolescents' financial expenditure in SCGs was associated with broader gambling activity, including level of participation, expenditure, and problem gambling symptoms. Methods An online survey was administered to 555 adolescents, including 130 SCG players (78 non-paying and 52 paying users). Results Paying SCG users tended to be employed males who play more frequently and engage in more SCG activities, who report more symptoms of problem gambling and higher psychological distress than non-paying SCG users. Paying SCG users reported more frequent engagement and spending in monetary gambling activities, and two-thirds of SCG payers recalled that their SCG use had preceded involvement in financial gambling. Discussion and conclusions Spending in simulated gambling activities by adolescents may be a risk factor for problem gambling. Although SCGs may currently defy classification as a form of gambling, these activities will likely continue to be scrutinized by regulators for the use of dubious or exploitative payment features offered in a gambling-themed format that is available to persons of all ages.

  5. Juego patológico en usuarios de casinos en bogotá: prevalencia y relaciones con consumo de alcohol, búsqueda de sensaciones y patrones de juego.

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    José Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez

    2010-01-01

    En Colombia son muy pocos los trabajos que abordan la adicción al juego en algún grupo oblacional. En este trabajo se estudió la prevalencia de juego patológico y la validez concurrente del South Oaks Gambling Score (SOGS) en una muestra no aleatoria de usuarios de juegos de azar, localizados, en su mayoría, en casinos. Como resultados se destaca: (a) un 49.1% de sujetos con probable juego patológico; (b) mayor variedad en juegos, mayor consumo de alcohol en fines de semana y más demanda de ...

  6. Juego patológico en usuarios de casinos en Bogotá: prevalencia y relaciones con consumo de alcohol, búsqueda de sensaciones y patrones de juego

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    José Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia son muy pocos los trabajos que abordan la adicción al juego en algún grupo oblacional. En este trabajo se estudió la prevalencia de juego patológico y la validez concurrente del South Oaks Gambling Score (SOGS en una muestra no aleatoria de usuarios de juegos de azar, localizados, en su mayoría, en casinos. Como resultados se destaca: (a un 49.1% de sujetos con probable juego patológico; (b mayor variedad en juegos, mayor consumo de alcohol en fines de semana y más demanda de dinero, para jugar o para consumir alcohol en los sujetos con problemas de adicción al juego, y (c algunos ítems de la Escala de Búsqueda de Sensaciones pueden formar un indicador específicamente asociado con el juego patológico.

  7. 腹针治疗博彩从业人员痹证相关性失眠的临床分析%Clinical Analysis of Abdominal Acupuncture Treating Bi-syndrome Related Insomnia of Casino Employees

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    奎瑜; 赵静; 梁建卫; 陈秀华; 王聪; 邓忠明; 李平稳

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe the effectiveness of abdominal acupuncture treating insomnia related Bi -syndrome of casino employees in Macao.Methods:A randomized controlled trial was conducted .Seventy seven patients in accordance with the diagnosis criteria were randomly divided into the treatment group and the control group .Patients of the treatment group received abdominal acupuncture and normal acupuncture was given to patients in the control group .Self-Rating Scale of Sleep(SRSS) and Visual analogue scale (VAS) were applied for evaluating the effectiveness in sleeping and Bi-syndrome.Results: There were significant differences in SRSS and VAS scores after treatment between the two groups (P<0.05).The total effective rate of treatment group was 89.47% and that of control group was 71.79%.There was significant difference in total effective rate between two groups (P<0.05).Conclusion: The effective-ness of abdominal acupuncture is superior to the normal body acupuncture in treating insomnia related Bi -syndrome of casino employees . It is worthy of popularization and application .%目的:探讨腹针对博彩从业人员痹证相关性失眠的治疗效果。方法:在博彩业从业人员中,选取77例痹证相关性失眠患者,随机分为2组,治疗组给予腹针治疗,对照组给予常规针刺治疗。采用睡眠状况自评量表( Self -Rating Scale of Sleep , SRSS)、视觉模拟量表( Visual Analogue Scale ,VAS)作为评价工具,分别评测睡眠状况和疼痛程度,应用积分减分法进行分析。结果:2组治疗后SRSS和VAS评分均下降,组间差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),治疗组总有效率为89.47%,对照组总有效率为71.79%,差异有统计学意义( P<0.05)。结论:腹针是治疗博彩从业人员痹证相关性失眠的有效方法,值得推广。

  8. Queremos campesinos y campesinas, no casinos

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    Sánchez Carpio, David

    2012-01-01

    Los juegos de azar guardan varias similitudes con el manejo que actualmente hacemos de nuestras materias primas y alimentos, o al revés, la actividad especulativa que caracteriza hoy en día a los mercados mundiales de alimentos parece imitar perfectamente las apuestas que se dan en la ruleta o el Black Jack. Y ninguna de estas dos actividades contribuye al desarrollo local ni al bienestar de las personas. ¿Aceptamos entonces en nuestros territorios proyectos como la instalación de Eurovegas?

  9. Improving CASINO performance for models with large number of electrons

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    Anton, L; Alfe, D; Hood, R Q; Tanqueray, D

    2009-05-13

    Quantum Monte Carlo calculations have at their core algorithms based on statistical ensembles of multidimensional random walkers which are straightforward to use on parallel computers. Nevertheless some computations have reached the limit of the memory resources for models with more than 1000 electrons because of the need to store a large amount of electronic orbitals related data. Besides that, for systems with large number of electrons, it is interesting to study if the evolution of one configuration of random walkers can be done faster in parallel. We present a comparative study of two ways to solve these problems: (1) distributed orbital data done with MPI or Unix inter-process communication tools, (2) second level parallelism for configuration computation.

  10. 13 CFR 120.1704 - Pool Loans eligible for Pooling.

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    2010-01-01

    ... activities; (ii) To a casino, gambling establishment, or casino hotel; (iii) For financing the acquisition... (Except Casino Hotels)”); casino hotels—721120 (“Casino Hotels”); other gambling...

  11. The art of doing what is feasible. Air conditioning system with groundwater use for Biel casino; Die Kunst des Machbaren. Klimaanlage mit Grundwassernutzung fuer das Casino Biel

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    Zuellig, B. [Ingenieurbuero Zuellig, Rieder und Partner GmbH, Bremgarten (Switzerland)

    1998-10-01

    The importance of a building`s location for its commercial success leads to increasingly ambitious projects in central urban locations. The many problems encountered can only be solved by teams of consultants, planners and providers which have a wide range of knowledge and can make decisions at short notice. (orig.) [Deutsch] Der Standort eines Bauwerkes als Erfolgsfaktor fuehrt zu immer anspruchsvolleren Projekten in zentrumsnahen staedtischen Lagen. Die vielfaeltigen Aufgaben koennen dabei zunehmend nur noch durch Teams von Bauherrenberatern, Planern und Systemanbietern mit breit gefaechertem Wissen und kurzen Entscheidungswegen geloest werden. (orig.)

  12. 78 FR 50416 - Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., and Ameristar Casinos, Inc.; Analysis of Agreement Containing...

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    2013-08-19

    ... in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be... Consent Order provides that a divestiture trustee may be appointed to sell Lumi re, and includes a crown... appointment of a divestiture trustee and includes a crown-jewel provision that permits the divestiture...

  13. 78 FR 48043 - Safety Zone; AVI Resort and Casino Labor Day Fireworks Display; Colorado River

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    2013-08-07

    ... [Federal Register Volume 78, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 7, 2013)] [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 48043-48044] [FR Doc No: 2013-19100] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165... period via the Local Notice to Mariners and local advertising by the event sponsor. If the Captain of...

  14. Urban Aspirations and Theme Park and Casino-led Transformations at Hengqin Island

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    Ong, C.E.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, I consider one aspect of the Chinese urban governance process – the intended creation of the third ‘New Area’ in China (after Pudong in Shanghai and Binhai in Tianjin) on the island of Hengqin in the Pearl River Delta. Part of the Guangdong province and within the jurisdiction of th

  15. 智利塔尔卡赌场与酒店%Talca Hotel & Casino in Chile

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    钱辰伟

    2011-01-01

    @@ 项目筹划伊始,工程的各种条件就已经决定了该项目的构成——赌场、酒店、饭店以及会议活动中心等部分早已设定好建筑面积、平面位置以及相应的内部结构.

  16. 78 FR 23135 - Safety Zone; Blue Water Resort & Casino West Coast Nationals; Parker, AZ

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    ... hindered by the safety zone. Recreational vessels may transit through the established safety zone during... vessels intending to transit or anchor in the impacted portion of the Colorado River from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m... will announce that fact via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. (c) Definitions. The following...

  17. The impact of near-miss events on betting behavior: An examination of casino rapid roulette play

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available We examine how almost winning in roulette affects subsequent betting behavior. Our main finding is heterogeneity in gambler behavior with some gamblers less likely to bet on numbers that were near misses on the prior spin and other gamblers more likely to bet on near miss numbers. Using a unique data set from the game rapid roulette, we model the likelihood of a gambler betting on a near miss number while controlling for the favorite number bias and the likelihood of a number being a near miss. We also find no evidence that near misses in roulette leads to gamblers extending the time spent gambling or to the placing of more bets.

  18. 78 FR 4164 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Point Molate Resort and Casino for the...

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    ... the Federal Register on March 11, 2005 (70 FR 12229-12230). A public scoping meeting was held on March... the Federal Register on July 10, 2009 (74 FR 33236). A Final EIS for this project was not filed with... Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Point Molate Resort...

  19. DoD Cardholders Used Their Government Travel Cards for Personal Use at Casinos and Adult Entertainment Establishments

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    Program The DoD Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC) Program provides travelers with an effective, convenient , and commercially available way to pay for...unauthorized establishments while in El Paso, Texas through ATM withdrawals at bars, taverns, and restaurants , which exceeded the authorized per diem limit...entertainment establishments. The MCCs identified with the purchases were either ATM transactions or restaurant purchases. DoD coordinated with

  20. 2014 NOAA Ortho-rectified Mean High Water Color Mosaic of Harbor River to Casino Creek (ICW), South Carolina: Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping Product

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains ortho-rectified mosaic tiles, created as a product from the NOAA Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) initiative. The source imagery...

  1. DoD Officials did Not Take Appropriate Action When Notified of Potential Travel Card Misuse at Casinos and Adult Entertainment Establishments

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    2016-08-30

    Committee on Armed Services request letter. 1 Public Law 112-194, “Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012,” October 5, 2012...use at establishments or for purposes that are inconsistent with the official business of DoD or its standards of conduct. Improper Travel Voucher...program and travel card misuse. • Public Law 112-194, “Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012,” October 5, 2015 • DoD 7000.14-R, “Financial

  2. WORKSHOP ON THE CHARACTERIZATION, MODELING, REMEDIATION AND MONITORING OF MINING-IMPACTED PIT LAKES, SANDS RGENCY CASINO HOTEL, DOWNTOWN RENO, NV. APRIL 4-6, 2000 (PROGRAM FLYER)

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    The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for the exchange of scientific infomation on current approaches for assessing the characterization, monitoring, treatment and/or remediation of impacts on aquatic ecosystems including pit lakes from mining-related contamination i...

  3. Gaming Facilities, facility data base; casino/hotel, Published in 2006, 1:600 (1in=50ft) scale, Washoe County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Gaming Facilities dataset, published at 1:600 (1in=50ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2006. It is described...

  4. 2014 NOAA Ortho-rectified Mean Low Low Water Color Mosaic of Harbor River to Casino Creek (ICW), SouthCarolina: Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping Product

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set contains ortho-rectified mosaic tiles, created as a product from the NOAA Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) initiative. The source imagery...

  5. 77 FR 35343 - Provisions for Fees Related to Hazardous Materials Endorsements and Transportation Worker...

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    ... maintenance, and customer service support. When the pertinent contracts for services are amended or... capture worker overall satisfaction with the enrollment process; this optional survey is provided during... 532411), Sightseeing Water (NAICS 48799), Casinos (except Casino Hotels) (NAICS 713210), Other...

  6. Older Adults and Gambling: A Review

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    Ariyabuddhiphongs, Vanchai

    2012-01-01

    This paper uses the social cognitive theory model to review the literature on older adult gambling, and related personal and environment characteristics. Results show that lottery is the kind of gambling most frequently played by older adults, followed by casino games. Older adults take trips to casinos to socialize, find excitement, and win…

  7. 75 FR 54422 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... checks and drafts, cashiers checks, money orders, or traveler's checks when the sale involves currency... casinos, including the requirement that casinos maintain a written anti money laundering compliance... retained by currency dealers or exchangers (31 CFR 103.37 and 103.38). Description: A currency dealer...

  8. 78 FR 74048 - Eleventh Coast Guard District Annual Fireworks Events

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    2013-12-10

    ... following events. The first proposed safety zone is for the ``Colorado Belle & Edgewater Hotel/Casino... Hotel/Casino New Years Eve Fireworks'' event occurring on the lower Colorado River at Laughlin, NV. The... Laughlin Tourism Committee. Event Description Fireworks Display. Two events over the 4th of July...

  9. Kasiinoketil salapärane automaadiallikas / Peeter Raidla

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    Raidla, Peeter, 1955-

    2001-01-01

    Kasiinofirma Olympic Casino suuromanikud kasutavad aktsiakapitali suurendamiseks kummalisi tehinguid, mille üks eesmärke võib olla kasiinoärist legaalsel viisil raha väljaviimine. Tabel: Olympic Casino aktsiakapitali muutus. Cornelia Schlesingeriga seotud ettevõtete majandusnäitajad. Vt. samas: "Armin Karu: lepingud on konfidentsiaalsed"; "Kasiino tegevjuht: Cornelia Schlesinger pole Eestis käinud"

  10. 75 FR 47621 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for the North Fork Rancheria's Proposed 305-Acre Trust...

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    ...-Acre Trust Acquisition and Hotel/Casino Project, Madera County, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs... of Transportation (Caltrans), Madera Irrigation District, City of Madera, National Indian Gaming... acquisition and casino-resort project in unincorporated Madera County, just north of the City of...

  11. Latent Class Analysis of Gambling Activities in a Sample of Young Swiss Men: Association with Gambling Problems, Substance Use Outcomes, Personality Traits and Coping Strategies.

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    Studer, Joseph; Baggio, Stéphanie; Mohler-Kuo, Meichun; Simon, Olivier; Daeppen, Jean-Bernard; Gmel, Gerhard

    2016-06-01

    The study aimed to identify different patterns of gambling activities (PGAs) and to investigate how PGAs differed in gambling problems, substance use outcomes, personality traits and coping strategies. A representative sample of 4989 young Swiss males completed a questionnaire assessing seven distinct gambling activities, gambling problems, substance use outcomes, personality traits and coping strategies. PGAs were identified using latent class analysis (LCA). Differences between PGAs in gambling and substance use outcomes, personality traits and coping strategies were tested. LCA identified six different PGAs. With regard to gambling and substance use outcomes, the three most problematic PGAs were extensive gamblers, followed by private gamblers, and electronic lottery and casino gamblers, respectively. By contrast, the three least detrimental PGAs were rare or non-gamblers, lottery only gamblers and casino gamblers. With regard to personality traits, compared with rare or non-gamblers, private and casino gamblers reported higher levels of sensation seeking. Electronic lottery and casino gamblers, private gamblers and extensive gamblers had higher levels of aggression-hostility. Extensive and casino gamblers reported higher levels of sociability, whereas casino gamblers reported lower levels of anxiety-neuroticism. Extensive gamblers used more maladaptive and less adaptive coping strategies than other groups. Results suggest that gambling is not a homogeneous activity since different types of gamblers exist according to the PGA they are engaged in. Extensive gamblers, electronic and casino gamblers and private gamblers may have the most problematic PGAs. Personality traits and coping skills may predispose individuals to PGAs associated with more or less negative outcomes.

  12. 76 FR 80961 - Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, Nevada

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    2011-12-27

    ... Hotel and Casino, 9090 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada. Agenda topics include a presentation and... provide written comments to the three RAC groups or to an individual RAC. Individuals who plan to...

  13. Twee jaar MOT : En evaluatie van de uitvoering van de Wet melding ongebruikelijke transacties

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    Terlouw, G.J.; Aron, U.

    1996-01-01

    De Wet melding ongebruikelijke transacties (Wet MOT), die op 1 februari 1994 van kracht werd, verplicht financiële instellingen (onder andere banken, wisselkantoren, casino's en creditcardorganisaties) ongebruikelijke transacties te melden aan het onafhankelijke Meldpunt ongebruikelijke transacties

  14. 78 FR 15011 - Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

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    2013-03-08

    ... agencies. EPA's comment letters on EISs are available at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/eisdata.html... Plains Casino and Mixed-Use Development Project, Approval of Gaming Development and Management,...

  15. 78 FR 7427 - Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

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    2013-02-01

    ... agencies. EPA's comment letters on EISs are available at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/eisdata.html... Plains Casino and Mixed-Use Development Project, Approval of Gaming Development and Management,...

  16. 76 FR 2680 - Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

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    2011-01-14

    .../compliance/nepa/eisdata.html . Including the entire EIS comment letters on the Web site satisfies the Section..., Draft EIS, BIA, CA, Big Sandy Rancheria and Casino and Resort Project, Proposing Construct a Gaming...

  17. 76 FR 12108 - Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

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    2011-03-04

    .../compliance/nepa/eisdata.html . Including the entire EIS comment letters on the Web site satisfies the Section... Rancheria and Casino and Resort Project, Proposing Construct a Gaming and Entertainment Facility,...

  18. 77 FR 25165 - Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

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    2012-04-27

    ... agencies. EPA's comment letters on EISs are available at: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/eisdata.html... Casino and Mixed-Use Development Project, Approval of Gaming Development and Management, Spokane Tribe...

  19. Zavtra nikogda ne umirajet / Natalja Golitsõna, Andrei Sharõi

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    Golitsõna, Natalja

    2005-01-01

    Briti näitleja Daniel Craig on valitud kuuendaks James Bondi osatäitjaks. Ian Flemingi "Casino Royale" taasekraniseeringu režissöör on Martin Campbell. Ülevaade Flemingi kangelase jõudmisest ekraanile

  20. Dzheims Bond : v setjah shpionazha i ljubvi

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    2007-01-01

    Bondi-film "007: Casino Royale" : režissöör Martin Campbell : Ameerika Ühendriigid - Suurbritannia 2006. Tegelaskujude ja süžee võrdlus Ian Flemingi kirjutatud raamatute ja teiste Bondi-filmidega

  1. Bond, uus Bond / Laurence Lumiere

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    Lumiere, Laurence

    2006-01-01

    Uus Bondi-film "007: Casino Royale". Stsenaristid Ian Flemingi raamatu ainetel Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis. Režissöör Martin Campbell, peaosas Daniel Craig - Ameerika Ühendriigid-Suurbritannia 2006

  2. 25 CFR 291.4 - What must a proposal requesting Class III gaming procedures contain?

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    2010-04-01

    ... scheme for the State's oversight role, if any, in monitoring and enforcing compliance; and (j) Proposed... Certified Public Accountants Standards for Audits of Casinos, including maintenance of books and records...

  3. Dialektiline sisevaade Manifestale / Bert Theis ; interv. Heie Treier

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    Theis, Bert

    1998-01-01

    Bert Theis korraldab 'Manifesta 2' kolm konverentsi ja workshop'i, regulaarse bussiekskursiooni Karl Marxi sünnimajja Trieri ning esitab puhkeruumi kujunduse Luxembourgi Casinos. B . Theis oma kunstitegevuse seosest filosoofiaga.

  4. 78 FR 71639 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians' Proposed 534-Acre...

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    2013-11-29

    ... development of a 300-room hotel, casino, restaurants, retail establishments, a convention center, an events... includes a Tribal fire station, and a 12-pump gas station with a 6,000 square-foot convenience store....

  5. Armin Karu põrutab täiskäigul edasi / Koit Brinkmann

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    Brinkmann, Koit

    2006-01-01

    AS-i Olympic Casino Group juhatuse esimees Armin Karu edukast aktsiaemissioonist, kasiinoärist, õpingutest ja eraelust. Lisa: Armin Karu. Kommenteerivad: Tõnis Rüütel, Liina Linsi, Jaan Karu, Marje Braunbrück ja Jaan Korpusov

  6. CHINAFRICA presents selected Chinese cities with a brief introduction about not only what makes them interesting, but what makes them tick

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    Macao

    2011-01-01

    OTHERWISE known as “Las Vegas of the East,” Macao is one of the most famous gambling cities in the world.Its glittering casinos attract millions of travelers every year hoping to try their luck.Though it is the only place in China where casinos are legal,Macao has its own rules:players are required to be at least 18 years old.

  7. The Relationship Between Distance from Gambling Venues and Gambling Participation and Problem Gambling Among U.S. Adults.

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    Welte, John W; Barnes, Grace M; Tidwell, Marie-Cecile O; Hoffman, Joseph H; Wieczorek, William F

    2016-12-01

    In this article we examine the relationship between extent of gambling for U.S. adults and the distance from their residence to the nearest casino or track. We employ data from a telephone survey of U.S. adults conducted in 2011-2013. The chances that the respondents gambled in the past year, were frequent gamblers, or were problem gamblers were greater if they lived close to a casino. The chances that the respondents gambled in the past year or were frequent gamblers were greater if they lived close to a horse or dog track. The effects of closeness to a casino on the likelihood of past-year gambling, frequent gambling, and problem gambling, as well as the effect of closeness to a track on past-year gambling, extended to about 30 miles from the respondent's home. In addition, the concentration of casinos within 30 miles of the respondent's home was positively related to the respondents' chance of being a frequent or problem gambler. If a respondent had no casinos within 30 miles, he or she had a 2.7 % chance of being a problem gambler; if one casino, a 3.9 % chance; if six or more, a 6.2 % chance. The authors estimate that at least part of this effect is causal.

  8. LA CULTURA PARASITARIA y el colapso sistémico neoliberal

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    Javier Esteinou Madrid

    2010-01-01

    Para que pudiera funcionar materialmente el modelo de economía casino que creó la crisis económica financiera en la fase avanzada del neoliberalismo salvaje, se requirió también contar ideológicamente con el respaldo y la actuación intensiva de sus correspondientes valores subjetivos y procesos de comunicación de casino. Así, paralelamente a la transformación económica especulativa se construyó el modelo de comunicación casino , que se basó en la creación y promoción constante de una men...

  9. Rotorcraft Use in Disaster Relief and Mass Casualty Incidents - Case Studies

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    1990-06-01

    ground-fault within a combustible concealed space in a waitresses serving station of The Deli. Following full involvement of The Deli, a flame front...entirely limited to the Casino level and second floor office area. There was minor flame damage on one or two guest rooms on the fifth floor and heat and...smoke damage on upper floors , but the major damage by fire was in the Main Casino, the lobby areas at the main and Flamingo Road entrances, the hotel

  10. 国际

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    S.T.Dupont推出007Casino Royale限量版系列;Giles Deacon出任DAKS设计师;拥有五种绚丽外壳的iPod shuffle上市;PUMA概念店登陆北京世贸天阶;Boogol Jeans进军中国市场

  11. LED-roulette: LED's vervangen balletje

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    Goossens, P.

    2007-01-01

    Iedereen waagt wel eens een gokje, in een loterij of misschien ook in een casino. Wie droomt er immers niet van om op een gemakkelijke manier rijk te worden? Met de hier beschreven LED-roulette valt weliswaar weinig te winnen, maar het is wel een uitstekende manier om het roulettespel thuis te beoef

  12. Living in the Age of Imposed Amnesia: The Eclipse of Democratic Formative Culture

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    Giroux, Henry A.

    2011-01-01

    This article argues that under neoliberal casino capitalism there has been a wholesale attack not only on the social state but also on those public spheres that enable the formative cultures necessary to produce critical agents, engaged subjects, and the literacies necessary to make power and authority accountable. In this instance, the struggle…

  13. CERN choir

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    2004-01-01

    Don't forget a special performance of Joseph Haydn's Creation, an oratorio in three parts, given by the CERN choir and the Annecy choir Pro Musica, this Sunday at 8.30 p.m. at the Grand Casino. Tickets (38 CHF) are available at Fnac Rive and Balexert.

  14. The Effect of Recessions on Gambling Expenditures

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    C. Horváth (Csilla); R. Paap (Richard)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractThis article examines the influence of the business cycle on expenditures of three major types of legalized gambling activities: Casino gambling, lottery, and pari-mutuel wagering. Empirical results are obtained using monthly aggregated US per capita consumption time series for the perio

  15. The Prevalence of Gambling in College: A Review of Literature, Convenience Sample, and Recommendations

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    Seifried, Chad; Krenzelok, Ann; Turner, Brian A.; Brett, Martin

    2009-01-01

    This project examined the level of gambling exhibited by a convenience sample of 155 college students at a large Midwestern university and compared it to previously completed work. The researchers found most college student gamblers engaged in the most popular form of gambling like casino games, card games, and betting pools for money. Gambling on…

  16. Caterina Murino : "Bond, kas sulle meeldivad abielunaised?" / Caterina Murino ; interv. Viktoria Ladõnskaja

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    Murino, Caterina

    2006-01-01

    Ajakirjanikud vaatasid Londonis uut Bondi-filmi "007: Casino Royale" ja kohtusid pressikonverentsil peaosatäitjatega. Itaalia näitleja Caterina Murino räägib oma rollist ja koostööst Bondi-kehastaja Daniel Craigiga

  17. Kyrgyzstan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests

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    2010-09-09

    party in Frunze (now Bishkek). In the late 1980s, she served as head of the Soviet delegation to UNESCO, and later as Soviet ambassador to Malaysia ...opponents. Allegedly, fighting began between rival ethnic- based gangs at a casino in the city of Osh and quickly escalated, fuelled by rumors of rapes

  18. 31 CFR 103.22 - Reports of transactions in currency.

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    2010-07-01

    ... satisfied, a bank may designate a non-listed business or a payroll customer, as described in paragraphs (d... customer no longer meets the requirements of an exempt person, a bank satisfies the requirements of this... a customer; (G) Purchases of a casino's check; (H) Exchanges of currency for currency,...

  19. Our Logistics Failure - The Military’s Overreliance Upon Sustainment Contracting

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    2011-06-17

    hosting country. Coca-Cola, Starbucks , Wynn Resorts, and Ford have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in China during recent years. Coca-Cola and... Starbucks consider China to be their fastest growing market, while Wynn Resorts will open its second casino in Macau in June 2010, with plans for a

  20. 75 FR 75593 - Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Confidentiality of Suspicious Activity Reports

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    2010-12-03

    ... effort to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist... activity related to money laundering, terrorist financing, or other criminal activity.\\3\\ \\2\\ FinCEN has... money services businesses); 31 CFR 103.21 (for casinos). \\3\\ The Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money...

  1. The Structure of Pathological Gambling among Korean Gamblers: A Cluster and Factor Analysis of Clinical and Demographic Characteristics

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    Lee, Tae Kyung; LaBrie, Richard A.; Grant, Jon E.; Kim, Suck Won; Shaffer, Howard J.

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports the underlying structure of the demographic and clinical characteristics of level 3 (i.e., pathological) Korean casino gamblers. The participants reported their gambling behavior and clinical characteristics known to be associated with gambling problems (e.g., alcohol use problems, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and…

  2. Plaadid : Pop& rock. Etno. Klassika

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    2002-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Radiohead "I Might Be Wrong", Spears, Britney "Britney", Mick Jagger "Goddess In The Doorway", DMX "The Great Depression", Alcazar "Casino", Ben & Jason "Ten Songs About You", Rachid Taha "Live", ABBA "The Definitive Collection", James Last "Plays ABBA Greatest Hits", Musica Fiata Köln/Roland Wison "Rosenmüller-Requiem"

  3. Haldjas mängib popilt harfi / Ott Heinapuu

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    Heinapuu, Ott, 1979-

    2007-01-01

    Lauljast ja harfimängijast Cecile Corbelist ja keldi harfist telennist. Cecile Corbeli ja Cyril Maurini kontserdid: 21. märts Aravete kultuurimajas, 22. märts. Narva raekojas, 23. märts Pärnus Ammende Villas, 24. märts Tallinn Reval Park Hotel & Casinos, 25. märts Tartu Sadamateatris

  4. 77 FR 64333 - Relocation of Transmission Lines for the U.S. 93 Boulder City Bypass Project, Boulder County, NV...

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    2012-10-19

    ... the western end of the Hoover Dam Bypass project near the Hacienda Hotel and Casino. Western Area... in the project, contact Ms. Linda Hughes, Environmental Division Manager, Desert Southwest Customer... needs are satisfied and, with this notice, is adopting the Project EIS for its participation in...

  5. The effect of recessions on gambling expenditures.

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    Horváth, Csilla; Paap, Richard

    2012-12-01

    This article examines the influence of the business cycle on expenditures of three major types of legalized gambling activities: Casino gambling, lottery, and pari-mutuel wagering. Empirical results are obtained using monthly aggregated US per capita consumption time series for the period 1959.01-2010.08. Among the three gambling activities only lottery consumption appears to be recession-proof. This series is characterized by a vast and solid growth that exceeds the growth in income and the growth in other gambling sectors. Casino gambling expenditures show a positive growth during expansions and no growth during recessions. Hence, the loss in income during recessions affects casino gambling. However, income shocks which are not directly related to the business cycle do not influence casino gambling expenditures. Pari-mutuel wagering displays an overall negative trend and its average growth rate is smaller than the growth in income, especially during recessions. The findings of this article provide important implications for the gambling industry and for local governments.

  6. Newspaper Readership and Individual Estimation of Public Opinion: Do People Pay Attention to Poll Stories?

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    Richardson, Brian E.

    A study examined mass media use and ability to predict public support for two heavily publicized Florida referenda--casino gambling and a statewide lottery. It was hypothesized that (1) voters who read newspapers that publish election public opinion poll stories will be better able to predict support for the issues than voters who rely on friends…

  7. Young poker faces: Compliance with the legal age limit on multiple gambling products in the Netherlands

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    Gosselt, Jordy F.; Neefs, Astrid K.; Hoof, van Joris J.; Wagteveld, Kim

    2013-01-01

    Gambling is an activity that can be performed on-premise (slot machines in casinos, bars and restaurants) or off-premise (scratch cards and lottery tickets). Although the addictive potential may depend on the specific gambling product, early onset increases the likelihood for future pathological gam

  8. Until the bitter end : On prospect theory in a dynamic context

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    Ebert, S.; Strack, P.

    2015-01-01

    Many economic and financial decisions depend crucially on their timing. People decide when to invest in a project, when to liquidate assets, or when to stop gambling in a casino. We provide a general result on prospect theory decision makers who are unaware of the time-inconsistency induced by proba

  9. Deniel Kreig : Polutshiv rol Dzheimsa Bonda, ja napilsja ot stshastja! / Daniel Craig ; interv. Stass Tõrkin

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    Craig, Daniel

    2006-01-01

    Ajakirjanikud Londonis uue Bondi-filmi "007: Casino Royale" esilinastusel ja pressikonverentsil. Näitleja Daniel Craig räägib endast, oma Bondi karakterist. Lisaks kõigi Bondi osatäitjate lühiandmed "Vse sekretnõje agentõ", kuulsaimad Bondi tüdrukud "7 samõh seksualnõh devushek agenta 007"

  10. The impacts of gaming expansion on economic growth: a theoretical reconsideration.

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    Li, Guoqiang; Gu, Xinhua; Siu, Ricardo Chi Sen

    2010-06-01

    This paper employs a general equilibrium framework to analyze the effects on economic growth of global expansions in casino gaming, which exports gambling services largely to non-residents. Both domestic and foreign investments in the gaming sector bring in not only substantial revenues but also positive spillover effects on related sectors and even on the entire local economy. However, an over-expansion of commercial gambling may lead to deterioration in the terms of trade with an adverse impact on real income. If this situation persists, it would not be impossible for immiserizing growth to occur. As a highly profitable sector, casino gaming may enable its operators to diversify out of this risk if they invest retained profits in non-gaming sectors to cash in on the spillover effects it has created. The gaming-dominant economy can then be directed on a more balanced and sustainable growth path, and will become less susceptible to business cycles. Indeed, economic experiences in the world's major casino resorts are consistent basically with this argument for diversification. We believe that after the current global crisis fades away, economic growth and resulting surges in global demand for gambling services can provide further opportunities for the expansion of existing casino resorts and the development of new gaming markets.

  11. Research data supporting "Jastrow correlation factor for periodic systems"

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    Whitehead, Thomas M.; Michael, Marios H.; Conduit, Gareth J.

    2016-01-01

    tar.gz archive: contains plain text files, some for use in CASINO quantum Monte Carlo simulations, some containing shell or gnuplot scripts, and Mathematica .nb notebooks, as well as data files with associated READMEs. EPSRC [EP/J017639/1] Royal Society Gonville & Caius College

  12. Daniel Kreig : ja budu sovsem drugim Dzheimsom Bondom / Daniel Craig ; interv. Mihhail Ozerov

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    Craig, Daniel

    2006-01-01

    Briti näitleja Daniel Craig on valitud kuuendaks James Bondi osatäitjaks. Ian Flemingi "Casino Royale" taasekraniseeringu režissöör on Martin Campbell. Lisaks lühike ülevaade Bondi kehastanud näitlejatest

  13. On a Measure of Skills for Games with Chance Elements

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    Borm, P.E.M.; van der Genugten, B.B.

    1996-01-01

    In various countries, including the Netherlands and Austria, legislation is such that the question whether a specific game should be considered as a game of chance or as a game of skill is predominant in the exploitation decision of private casinos.This paper aims for an objective and operational cr

  14. Monkey Business toetab shimpansit / Sergo Selder

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    Selder, Sergo

    2004-01-01

    Moeturg teeb show'd Reval Park Hotelli & Casino heategevusüritusel. Osalevad tuntud tegijad Tiina Talumees Pärni, Triin Randloo, Kris Soonik ja noored moekunstnikud Triin Kärblane, Janina Pasti, Jana Einard. Kampaania on Tallinna loomaaia shimpansi Pino toetuseks

  15. Uus Bond on blond / Kaivo Kopli

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    Kopli, Kaivo

    2005-01-01

    Uus Bond on briti näitleja Daniel Craig, kes mängib 21. Bondi-filmis "Casino Royale", režissöör Martin Campbell. Lisatud eelmiste Bondide nimekiri koos nende filmide loeteluga ning näidiseid esemetest, mis Bondi filmides ümbritsevad

  16. Blond Bond Daniel Craig tungib buldooserina edasi / Triin Tael

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    Tael, Triin

    2006-01-01

    Uus Bondi-film "007: Casino Royale" esilinastus Londonis 17. novembril, režissööriks Martin Campbell. Lisaks sõnum "Elizabeth II jäi Bondile truuks", ülevaade "James Bond läbi aegade" ja peaosatäitja lühitutvustus "Daniel Craig"

  17. Bond-girl Eva Green: "Daniel ei ole sugugi halb" / Eva Green ; ref. Viktoria Ladõnskaja

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    Green, Eva

    2006-01-01

    Ajakirjanikud vaatasid Londonis uut Bondi-filmi "007 : Casino Royale" ja kohtusid pressikonverentsil peaosatäitjatega. Prantsusmaal elav rootsi-alžeeria päritolu näitlejanna Eva Green räägib oma rollist ja koostööst Bondi-kehastaja Daniel Craigiga

  18. International financial markets and development

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    Peter Wahl

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available The current financial crisis has not come about by chance. It is the result of a system that has emerged over the last 30 years and which Keynes may well have called the ‘casino economy’. The dominance of finance over real economy characterises the financial crisis, while finance itself is dominated by the all-encompassing target of maximum profit at all times. Other aims of economic activity such as job creation, social welfare and development have fallen by the wayside. In response, new actors are surfacing, e.g. the institutional investor (hedge funds, private equity funds, etc., while new instruments are leading to highly leveraged and destabilising derivatives. The casino system has been promoted by governments and intergovernmental institutions to liberalise and deregulate financial markets. Although developing countries have not participated in the casino system, they have been suffering most from the spill-over into the real economy. The main lesson learnt is that the casino has to be closed.

  19. Selling Internet Gambling: Advertising, New Media and the Content of Poker Promotion

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    McMullan, John L.; Kervin, Melissa

    2012-01-01

    This study examines the web design and engineering, advertising and marketing, and pedagogical features present at a random sample of 71 international poker sites obtained from the Casino City directory in the summer of 2009. We coded for 22 variables related to access, appeal, player protection, customer services, on-site security, use of images,…

  20. 77 FR 43782 - Acquisition Regulations; Buy Indian Act; Procedures for Contracting

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    2012-07-26

    ... Hilton Sacramento Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento, CA 95815, (916) 924-4900. August 23, 2012 8 a.m.-12 p.m Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard, Prior Lake, MN 55372, (952) 445... value thresholds, which were based on the thresholds established in FAR 6.304. The appropriate...

  1. 75 FR 62417 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians Fee-to...

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    2010-10-08

    ... include an approximately 93,880-square-foot casino; 63,000 square feet of food/beverage and retail... Commission) of the development and management contract, and development of the proposed project. The proposed... Rydzik, Chief of the Division of Environmental, Cultural Resources Management and Safety, at...

  2. What are the odds?

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    2003-01-01

    "Chance and risk are part of everyone's life, from the casino gambler to the hospital patient trying a new drug. Mathematicians can help us determine the probability that things will happen, but beyond that, our world remains full of uncertainty " (3 pages)

  3. 77 FR 10551 - Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation-Amendment to Liquor Code

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    2012-02-22

    ... this Code shall be subject to criminal punishment as provided in the Criminal Code. All contraband... shall have exclusive jurisdiction to enforce this Code and the civil fines, criminal punishment and... or employee of the Confederated Tribes or the Wildhorse Resort & Casino shall be authorized,...

  4. 76 FR 62440 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians Fee-to-Trust...

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    2011-10-07

    ...-square foot casino; 63,000 square feet of food/beverage and retail components; 38,660-square foot... to view at the following locations: Contact number for Location Address general information Holtville... action in the Federal Register on March 6, 2008 (73 FR 12203). The BIA held a public scoping meeting...

  5. Olympic tõotab jätkuvat tõusu / Armin Karu

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    Karu, Armin, 1965-

    2006-01-01

    Olympic Casino suuromanik Armin Karu vastab aripaev.ee lugejate küsimustele. Vt. samas: Raivo Sormunen. Olympicust võib saada kalleim börsifirma. Diagramm: Olympic liigub turuväärtuselt juba Tallinna börsi kalliduselt teise firma kannul

  6. A Survey of Community Employment Placements: Where Are Youth and Adults with Disabilities Working?.

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    Morgan, Robert L.; Ellerd, David A.; Jensen, Kari; Taylor, Matthew J.

    2000-01-01

    A survey of 109 high school transition programs and 55 adult supported employment programs found that of 7,553 job placements for youth and adults with disabilities, the most frequent category was in food and beverage preparation services. Emerging markets for job placements included tourism and casino jobs. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)

  7. Transformational change in the SA gambling and lotteries sector

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    D. Van Lill

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This paper examines the transformation of the South African gaming and casino sub-sector after South Africa's democratic dispensation in 1994 and the National Gambling Act (33 of 1996. These developments introduced an adapt-or-die scenario to the gambling and lotteries sector leading to a total overhaul of strategy, structure, systems, processes, technology, work, culture, behaviour and mindset. More specifically, Sun International's gaming and casino division's response to transformational change was examined by tapping into, and reflecting on, the experiences of managers involved in day-to-day casino operations. Design: The conceptual framework of the research is based on transformation as a form of change where business principles and people management are highly integrated. Subsequently, a user-friendly tool called the "See-Saw model" was developed to measure transformational progress. The model was applied in six change management workshops for casino managers and, from this framework, transformational progress was interpreted. Findings: The results highlighted the magnitude of change in the gambling and lotteries sector. It appeared that this sector has evolved in 10 year cycles up to 2000, whereas the current level of competitiveness fuels the demand for innovation and change in less than two year cycles. The second significant finding revolved around employees' perception that Sun International's gaming and casinos division has performed well in terms of value innovation variables. Implications: The study confirmed that, in successful transformation, business innovation needs to be balanced by fairness principles. Moreover, that the threat-rigidity in leader and employee mindset has become a most challenging people management puzzle to position in securing sustainable competitive advantage. Originality: The value of the research lies in the development of a user-friendly, non-threatening strategic tool called the "see-saw model

  8. Macao

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    2011-01-01

    CHINAFRICA presents selected Chinese cities with a brief introduction about not only what makes them interesting,but what makes them tickOTHERWISE known as "Las Vegas of the East," Macao is one of the most famous gambling cities in the world.Its glittering casinos attract millions of travelers every year hoping to try their luck.Though it is the only place in China where casinos are legal,Macao has its own rules:players are required to be at least 18 years old. Even if gambling is not your thing,the city enchants in other ways and is marked by a unique history and culture. This year,the 25th Macao International

  9. Green Dreams

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    WILLIE ANDERSON

    2008-01-01

    <正>Macau’s gambling boom has also been a boon for the enclave’s golf No longer the sleepy Portuguese colony that returned to China in 1999, this 28.6sqkm mass of land has come of age.It’s living up to its billing as the"Las Vegas of Asia"after a host of over-the-top casinos opened in the Special Administrative Region over the past year.With such impressive newcomers as the Wynn,Venetian,Sands,MGM Grand and the Ponte 16(to name but a few)offer- ing world-class gaming,entertainment and dining temptations,Macau now boasts 29 casinos,with many more on the way.

  10. Meie mees Kanadas - Tõnu Altosaar / Tõnu Altosaar ; interv. Regina Viljasaar

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    Altosaar, Tõnu, 1943-

    2005-01-01

    Eesti päritolu Kanada arhitektuuribüroo Bregman & Hamann Architects (B&H) arhitekt Tõnu Altosaar (sünd. 1943) oma elust, perekonnast, tööst, sidemetest Eestiga, eesti ja kanada arhitektuurist, arhitektide haridusest Kanadas, oma firmast ja projektidest (Niagara Casino, BCE Place Torontos koos Santiago Calatravaga jm.). 14. III betoonipäeval räägib T. Altosaar betooni kasutamisest Ontario ja Toronto piirkonna arhitektuuris

  11. The psychology of music in gambling environments: an observational research note

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    Griffiths, MD; Parke, J

    2005-01-01

    Effects of the listening context on responses to music largely have been neglected despite the prevalence of music in our everyday lives. Furthermore, there has been no research on the role of music in gambling environments (e.g., casinos, amusement arcades) despite gambling's increased popularity as a leisure pursuit. An exploratory observational study in gambling arcades was carried out to investigate (i) how music is used as background music in amusement arcades, and (ii) how slot machines...

  12. The Association of Form of Gambling with Problem Gambling Among American Youth

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    Welte, John W.; Barnes, Grace M.; Tidwell, Marie-Cecile O.; Hoffman, Joseph H.

    2009-01-01

    A random telephone survey was conducted with 2274 U.S. residents aged 14-21. Analyses were performed to assess the relationship between the specific gambling games played and the extent of problem gambling symptoms. The forms of gambling that were most associated with gambling problems were card games, casino gambling, “other” gambling on routine activities, and betting on games of skill such as basketball, pool, or golf. The form of gambling which made the largest contribution to gambling pr...

  13. The Information Age: An Anthology on Its Impact and Consequences

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    1997-01-01

    annotated review of "FCC v. Pacifica Foundation," 438 U.S. 726 (1978). 16. A.A. Bernstein , "Access to Cable, Natural Monopoly, and the First Amendment...February 15, 1988), pp. 38-40. 11. S. Strange, Casino Capitalism (Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell, 1986). 12. A. Lipman, A. Sugarman, and R...Thrift (eds.), Money Power Space (Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell, 1994). 247 42. M. Moses and A. Duncan, "Offices, Information Technology, and

  14. University student gambling consumption

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    2007-01-01

    Mestrado em Marketing The present research analysed gambling activity of college students from a consumer behaviour perspective in order assess their gambling behaviour. A questionnaire was administered to 216 college students from several courses in different universities in the city of Lisbon (Portugal). No significant differences were found between men and women in gambling activity , both for players and non-players in all the types of games analysed (lottery, bingo and casino). Even t...

  15. Youth Gambling: The health and wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students in 2012

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    Rossen, F. V.; Fleming, T; Lucassen, M.; Denny, S.; Peiris-John, R.; Teevale, T.; Crengle, S.; Robinson, E.; Bullen, P.; Dyson, B.; Fortune, S; J. Utter; Sheridan, J.; Clark, T; Adolescent Health Research Group,

    2013-01-01

    Gambling has become a widely available activity in today’s society (Hardoon & Derevensky, 2002; Turchi & Derevensky, 2006). In fact, many researchers “have noted that an entire generation has now grown up in an era when lottery and casino gambling is widely available and heavily advertised” (Volberg, Gupta, Griffiths, Ólason, & Delfabbro, 2010, p. 3). Evidence suggests that it has become a popular past-time not only for adults, but also for children and young people (Derevensky & Gupta, 2000;...

  16. Federal Facility Security: Staffing Approaches Used by Selected Agencies

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    2011-06-01

    those employed within the real estate industry ($29,110), casino hotels ($27,830), and amusement parks ($26,340). Compared with unarmed security guards...the use of security guards and experience in changing a security workforce, among other criteria . The selected agencies and private sector firms are...Smithsonian); and • Veterans Health Administration (VHA). We selected these agencies based on several criteria , including dispersed geographic

  17. The theory of gambling and statistical logic

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    Epstein, Richard A

    1995-01-01

    Richard Epstein's classic book on gambling and its mathematical analysis covers the full range of games from penny matching, to blackjack and other casino games, to the stock market (including Black-Scholes analysis). He even considers what light statistical inference can shed on the study of paranormal phenomena. Epstein is witty and insightful, a pleasure to dip into and read and rewarding to study.

  18. White Earth Biomass/Biogas Feasibility Study

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    Triplett, Michael

    2015-03-12

    The White Earth Nation examined the feasibility of cost savings and fossil energy reduction through the installation of biogas/biomass boiler at the tribal casino. The study rejected biogas options due to availability and site constraints, but found a favorable environment for technical and financial feasibility of installing a 5 MMBtu hot water boiler system to offset 60-70 percent of current fuel oil and propane usage.

  19. Competencies from Bartram’s Model as Predictors of Performance in Gambling Sector

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    Candel Ruiz, María José; sin filiación; Soler Sánchez, María Isabel; Universidad de Murcia; Meseguer de Pedro, Mariano; Universidad de Murcia

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to analyse whether the Bartram’s model of Greit Competencies could predict the job performance. A sample of 95 workers, 56 men and 39 women, from the casinos sector was used. A member of this gambling company was trained to evaluate workers’ levels of competency. Moreover, a questionnaire was administered to managers and supervisors in order to evaluate the staff performance. After analysing the data using canonical regression, the results showed that the set of Bart...

  20. Sustainable food consumption in urban Thailand: an emerging market?

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    Kantamaturapoj, K.

    2012-01-01

    The food market in Bangkok has developed from a purely traditional one to a combination between traditional and modern sectors. In 1970s and earlier, fresh markets accounted for a hundred percent of food shopping in Bangkok. From that time on, the modern food retails in Bangkok has rapidly spread since the late 1990s. Many chain stores of the transnational supermarkets such as Carrefour, Tesco Lotus, and Casino are discovered everywhere in Bangkok. These multinational supermarkets have global...

  1. 微笑杀手托米奇

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    2011-01-01

    7J83日,在取走温网八强的21万美元奖金之后,伯纳德·托米奇没有选择购物和旅游。他来到了摩纳哥,花了10万欧元在Casino et Salle Garnie租了一套豪华公寓。

  2. FAA Statistical Handbook of Aviation, Calendar Year 1992

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    1992-01-01

    Service ........................ 34 - - - - 1 - 1 27 - - 6 21 6 Lake Union Air Serv ........................ 10 - - - - 2 - 2 8 - -.. 8 - Larrys Flying...Express Airlines L’Express Trump Air Cape Air Lake Union Air Services Valley Airlines Cape Smythe Air Service Lapsa Vieques Air Link Casino Larry’s Flying...1,515 Armed Forces Europea ........................................ 125 20 32 43 12 18 11 ś-7 2929.FMT 04/29/93 Table 7.5-Continued ESTIMATED ACTIVE

  3. J. L. Comaroff & J. Comaroff. Ethnicity, Inc.

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    Samuel Weeks

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Venture-capital outfits run by chiefs; tribal holding companies of precious metals; nations as brands and commercial enterprises; indigenous-themed casinos and shopping malls; amusement parks dedicated to warrior heroes; consultancies that advise clients on how to commodify identity; and culture as intellectual property and patent rights. With these examples in mind, it is obvious that ethnicity has become a new frontier in Late Capitalism. Whereas Marx emphasized the alienation of the commod...

  4. IRIT at TREC 2012 Contextual Suggestion Track

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    2012-11-01

    place sets that we came up to were: • PS 1: amusement park, aquarium, art gallery, bar, book store, bowling alley, cafe , movie theater, museum, park...restaurant, shopping mall, zoo. • PS 2: aquarium, art gallery, bar, book store, bowling alley, cafe , movie theater, museum, park, restaurant, shopping...mall. • PS 3: bar, cafe , grocery or supermarket. • PS 4: bar, cafe , restaurant, shopping mall. • PS 5: bowling alley, cafe , casino, movie theater

  5. A Transducer/Equipment System for Capturing Speech Information for Subsequent Processing by Computer Systems

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    1994-01-07

    have shown interest in a speech capture system that would operate in a noisy lobby, casino, airport and shopping mall floor for access to the Automated...control or selection. Vending machines, shopping dispenser kiosks , and entertainment virtual reality games of the future will all be voice activated...EVALUATION RESEARCH INC PAGE 1 TR-3150- 178 - High speech recognition accuracy for commercial applications; automated drive thru fast food ordering

  6. Economic Developments on Perceived Safety, Violence, and Economic Benefits

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Emerging research highlights the promise of community- and policy-level strategies in preventing youth violence. Large-scale economic developments, such as sports and entertainment arenas and casinos, may improve the living conditions, economics, public health, and overall wellbeing of area residents and may influence rates of violence within communities. Objective. To assess the effect of community economic development efforts on neighborhood residents’ perceptions on violence, safety, and economic benefits. Methods. Telephone survey in 2011 using a listed sample of randomly selected numbers in six Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Descriptive analyses examined measures of perceived violence and safety and economic benefit. Responses were compared across neighborhoods using chi-square tests for multiple comparisons. Survey results were compared to census and police data. Results. Residents in neighborhoods with the large-scale economic developments reported more casino-specific and arena-specific economic benefits. However, 42% of participants in the neighborhood with the entertainment arena felt there was an increase in crime, and 29% of respondents from the neighborhood with the casino felt there was an increase. In contrast, crime decreased in both neighborhoods. Conclusions. Large-scale economic developments have a direct influence on the perception of violence, despite actual violence rates.

  7. Problem gambling among international and domestic university students in Australia: who is at risk?

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    Moore, Susan M; Thomas, Anna C; Kalé, Sudhir; Spence, Mark; Zlatevska, Natalina; Staiger, Petra K; Graffam, Joseph; Kyrios, Michael

    2013-06-01

    Young people are a high risk group for gambling problems and university (college) students fall into that category. Given the high accessibility of gambling in Australia and its association with entertainment, students from overseas countries, particularly those where gambling is restricted or illegal, may be particularly vulnerable. This study examines problem gambling and its correlates among international and domestic university students using a sample of 836 domestic students (286 males; 546 females); and 764 international students (369 males; 396 females) at three Australian universities. Our findings indicate that although most students gamble infrequently, around 5 % of students are problem gamblers, a proportion higher than that in the general adult population. Popular gambling choices include games known to be associated with risk (cards, horse races, sports betting, casino games, and gaming machines) as well as lotto/scratch tickets. Males are more likely to be problem gamblers than females, and almost 10 % of male international students could be classified as problem gamblers. Hierarchical regression analysis showed that male gender, international student status, financial stress, negative affect and frequency of gambling on sports, horses/dogs, table games, casino gaming machines, internet casino games and bingo all significantly predicted problem gambling. Results from this study could inform gambling-education programs in universities as they indicate which groups are more vulnerable and specify which games pose more risk of problem gambling.

  8. Unexpected online gambling disorder in late-life: a case report

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    Sauvaget, Anne; Jiménez-Murcia, Susana; Fernández-Aranda, Fernando; Fagundo, Ana B.; Moragas, Laura; Wolz, Ines; Veciana De Las Heras, Misericordia; Granero, Roser; del Pino-Gutiérrez, Amparo; Baño, Marta; Real, Eva; Aymamí, Maria N.; Grall-Bronnec, Marie; Menchón, José M.

    2015-01-01

    Background: The lifetime prevalence of problem or Gambling disorder (GD) in the elderly (i.e., those over 60 years old) is reported to range from 0.01 to 10.9%. Research has identified several specific risk factors and vulnerabilities in the elderly. Since the late 1990s, an increase in online GD has been observed in the youth population, whereas casinos, slot machines, and bingo seem to be the activities of choice among the elderly. Interestingly, online GD has not been described in the elderly to date. Case Description: We report an 83-year-old man who started online casino gambling from the age of 80 years, leading to debts that exceeded €30,000. He underwent a full clinical and neuropsychological assessment, without any evidence of cognitive impairment or any associated neurodegenerative disease. However, he had risk factors for GD, including adjustment disorder, stressful life events, previous offline casino GD when 50 years old, and dysfunctional personality traits. The change to online GD may have been due to his isolation, movement difficulties, and his high level of education, which facilitated his access to the Internet. Care management focused on individual cognitive-behavioral therapy. Conclusion: The prevalence of online GD may be underestimated among the elderly, and may increase among isolated old people with movement difficulties and ready access to the Internet. However, late-life GD should be considered a diagnosis of elimination, requiring a full medical, psychiatric (including suicide risk), and cognitive assessment. Specific therapeutic approaches need to be proposed and developed. PMID:26074835

  9. Geophysical-log and hydraulic-test analyses of groundwater-production wells at the Hannahville Indian Community, Menominee County, Michigan

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    Bayless, E. Randall; Anderson, J. Alton; Lampe, David C.; Williams, John H.

    2013-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Hannahville Indian Community, evaluated the geohydrology of the bedrock formations and hydraulic properties of groundwater-production wells at the Hannahville Indian Community in Menominee County, Michigan. Geophysical logs were collected from five wells at two sites during September 2012. The logs were analyzed to characterize the lithostratigraphy, bedding and fractures, and hydraulic properties of the geologic formations and aquifers beneath the Hannahville Indian Community. The geophysical logs collected included natural gamma radiation, electromagnetic conductivity, wellbore image, caliper, ambient and stressed flowmeter, fluid resistivity, temperature, and wellbore deviation. The geophysical logs were analyzed with results from short-term hydraulic tests to estimate the transmissivity and water-level altitudes of flow zones penetrated by the wells. The geophysical log analysis indicated the wells penetrated four distinct lithostratigraphic units—shale and carbonate rock, upper carbonate rock, carbonate rock and glauconitic sandstone, and lower carbonate rock. Most of the fractures penetrated by the wellbores appeared to be related bedding partings. The lower carbonate rock unit contained solution features. Analysis of the geophysical logs and hydraulic tests indicated that each of the five wells penetrated from one to four flow zones. The Casino 5 well penetrated a flow zone that was associated with solution features and had an estimated total transmissivity of 4,280 feet squared per day (ft2/d), the highest estimate for all the wells. The Casino 3 well penetrated four flow zones and had an estimated total transmissivity of 3,570 ft2/d. The flow zones penetrated in the lower carbonate rock unit by the Casino 3 and 5 wells were hydraulically connected. The Golf Shack well penetrated two flow zones and had an estimated total transmissivity of 40 ft2/d, the lowest estimate for all the wells. The Community 1

  10. NEW TRENDS AND PERSPECTIVES IN THE MONEY LAUNDERING PROCESS

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    ANA ALINA DUMITRACHE

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Due to its complexity, the crime of money laundering can be committed through a variety of methods which are in a constantly evolving. It seems that money launderers are always one step ahead of authorities. They find new and various ways to launder the proceeds of crime despite the efforts of the law enforcement authorities to develop the best tools to stop or at least to make difficult the criminal activity of money laundering. This study aims to analyze the latest money laundering typologies approaching online payment systems, virtual casinos, electronic auctions and Internet gambling.

  11. Problem gambling and help seeking among Chinese international students: narratives of place identity transformation.

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    Li, Wendy Wen; Tse, Samson

    2015-03-01

    This article uses examples of problem gambling and help seeking among Chinese international students in New Zealand to demonstrate place identity transformation. Two-wave narrative interviews were conducted with 15 Chinese international students. Place identity among participants is shown to be a process that features the transformation of participants' identity. While the casinos in which the Chinese international students gambled gave rise to negative place identities, positive place identities facilitated the participants to change their problematic gambling. Through the investigation of place identity transformation, this article promotes a strength-based, non-labelling approach to intervention for people who are concerned about their gambling behaviours.

  12. Challenging the myth of urban regeneration: raising the profile of problem gambling with a media campaign.

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    Brooks, Graham

    2012-12-01

    This paper is an examination of discourses challenging the myth of 'gambling' as a form of urban regeneration in Great Britain. The focus is primarily on the Daily Mail, which has continually waged a successful media campaign to "Kill the Casino Bill" and constructed a powerful public condemnation of gambling as regenerative. From an analysis of 156 gambling articles from January 2004 to December 2010 common and recurring themes emerged to dismiss gambling as a form of regeneration. These were gambling as immoral, criminal and pathological. These helped shaped discourses around which the debate on gambling was framed and structured.

  13. Sociological Inequality and the Second Law

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    Kafri, Oded

    2008-01-01

    There are two fair ways to distribute particles in boxes. The first one is the Casino way, namely an equal chance to any box. The second one is the thermodynamic way, namely an equal chance to any different configuration of particles and boxes. The second way, calculated here, yields an uneven distribution of the particles in the boxes. It is shown that this distribution fits well to sociological phenomena, such as to the distribution of votes in polls and the distribution of wealth. This distribution yields the Benford law, the distribution of digits in numerical data, as a private case.

  14. Pascua Yaqui Tribe Renewable Energy Development and Deployment Feasibility Study

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    Arvayo, Maria

    2014-05-30

    In 2012, PYT was awarded a grant from the Department of Energy Tribal Energy Program to conduct a Renewable Energy Development and Deployment Feasibility Study that would define the technical and economic viability of renewable energy on tribal lands. Red Mountain Energy Partners (RMEP) was hired by PYT to complete the study. Through this study, Red Mountain concluded that there are viable opportunities for solar at Tortuga Ranch, the Casino del Sol and a third site near the Justice Center on Camino de Oeste.

  15. Establishment of a Center for Development of Chemical Sensors for Explosives at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

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    2011-02-08

    Professoriate, NEA Science Day – Mayaguez, Puerto Rico – March 12, 2009. 38. Félix-Rivera, H., Pacheco-Londoño, L.C., Ortiz-Rivera, W., Espinoza ...University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR, April 26, 2007. 136. Ricardo Infante-Castillo, and Samuel P. Hernández-Rivera, Experimental and...DNT in contact with Sand Particles, MURI-UPRM Program Annual Review Meeting, Mayagüez Resort and Casino, Mayagüez, PR, March 6-7, 2007. 157. Ricardo

  16. Factores de riesgo ergonométricos y biomecánicos en pagadores de punto y banca

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    Frigerio, Agustín Andrés

    2015-01-01

    La presente investigación se centra en el estudio de como los factores de riesgo ergonómicos afectan la postura correcta de trabajo en los pagadores de Punto y Banca en un Casino en la ciudad de Mar del Plata, se buscó determinar los cambios posturales a lo largo del turno laboral. Por medio de una escala de dolor se constató el grado de dolor lumbar y se buscó determinar los factores ergonométricos con la intensidad de dolor. Finalmente se elaboró un protocolo de prevención. Objetivo: ...

  17. "Propuesta de diseño de plan estratégico de los RH orientada a evitar la rotación de personal"

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    Becerra Moreno, Tzitzi Erandi

    2011-01-01

    Es notorio que estamos en una época de cambios continuos, la planeación estratégica ayuda a los directivos de cualquier organización a plantear y/o mejorar lo que se esta haciendo. Si toda esta planeación se apoya en un análisis prospectivo o estructural, detectará variables claves, con las cuales se puede simular el futuro y construir escenarios para localizar los procesos que lleven a las empresas a ser competitivas en el mercado. En el caso del Hotel Casino se buscará el facilitar a los d...

  18. Investigation of the properties of Sb doping on tin oxide SNO2 materials for technological applications

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    Hachoun, Z.; Ouerdane, A.; Bouslama, M.; Ghaffour, M.; Abdellaoui, A.; Caudano, Y.; benamara, A. Ali

    2016-04-01

    The conductivities of the oxide SnO2 is dependent on the nature of the surrounding gas. This property stems from the adsorption or desorption on the surface of oxide grains. These phenomena are usually accompanied by electronic transfer between the adsorbed molecule and the semiconductor material, changing its conductivity. Tin oxidation and Sb doping were realized without and with heating process. The XPS technique and the TEM microscopy showed the synthesized nanocrystals. Simulated Monte Carlo program Casino is used for a scanning its profile. The surface characteristics are highlighted in the aim to be used as spatial gas sensors.

  19. Economic Facelift

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    2006-01-01

    Wu Jinglian, 74, is a respected Chinese economist. He has been a visiting professor at Yale University, MIT, Stanford University and Oxford University and is now a member of the Executive Committee (2005-08) of the International Economic Association. Wu's outspoken viewpoint in 2001 that China's stock markets are more ruthless than casinos created a big stir, but it also earned him widespread respect. At a recent forum held by the China Europe International Business School, Wu talked about why and how Ch...

  20. Don't Mess with the NEST

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    2012-03-15

    NEST stands for Nuclear Emergency Support Team. The NEST Mission Statement as first established: (1) Conduct, direct, coordinate search and recovery operations for nuclear material, weapons or devices; and (2) Assist in identification and deactivation of Improvised Nuclear Devices (INDs) and Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDDs). Then in 1980 a very sophisticated improvised explosive device was found at Harvey's Casino at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The FBI and Bomb Squads were unprepared and it detonated. As a result the additional phrase 'and Sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (SIEDs)' was added to the Mission Statement.

  1. Ärimees Armin Karult raha nõudnud "rullnokad" toimetasid politsei nina all / Rasmus Kagge, Risto Berendson

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    Kagge, Rasmus, 1977-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 17. jaan. 2008, lk. 2-3. Raplamaa noorukeid Ardot ja Viljarit kahtlustatakse kasiinoärimehe Armin Karu tütre Inese pantvangi võtmise kava sepistamises, nad lootsid Olympic Casino keti suuromanikult saada 235 miljonit krooni lunaraha. Politsei tööst kuriteo avastamisel ja nurjamisel. Lisa: Inimröövid. Vt. samas: Armin Karu: kahju, et selliseid tegelasi leidub. Ilmunud ka: samal teemal:Risto Berendsoni art. 18. jaan. Postimees lk. 6; 19. jaan. Postimees ja Postimees : na russkom jazõke lk. 5 ja lk. 3

  2. Psychophysiological responses to Salsa dance.

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    Full Text Available Speculation exists whether dance provides physiological stimuli adequate to promote health and fitness benefits. Unfortunately, research to date has not addressed the affective and exertional responses to dance. These responses are of interest as positive affective and exertional responses experienced during physical activity may play an important role in predicting adherence. The present study aims to examine the psychophysiological responses of different Salsa dance styles. Ten pairs of dancers performed two different structured lessons of Salsa dance, including Typical Salsa and Rueda de Casino lessons, and a non-structured Salsa dance at a night club. Physiological responses (i.e., percent of heart rate reserve; %HRR were continuously assessed and perceived exertion and affective valence were rated every 15 min throughout the trials. %HRR responses differed between the Salsa dance styles (%HRR from 41.3 to 51.9%, and participants were dancing at intensities near their ventilatory threshold. Specifically, Typical Salsa lesson elicited lower %HRR responses than Rueda de Casino lesson (p 0.05. Surprisingly, exertional (from 8 to 11 and affective (from +3 to +5 responses were unaffected by Salsa dance styles (p > 0.05. These data support that different Salsa dance styles provide physiological stimuli adequate to promote health and fitness benefits, and perhaps more importantly, produce pleasurable experiences, which in turn might lead to an increase in adherence to Salsa dancing which likely provides exercise-like health benefits.

  3. Chemical modification of silicon surfaces for the application in soft lithography

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    Gilles, S.

    2007-05-15

    The objective of this work was to chemically modify silicon surfaces by anchoring functional molecules. A major part was devoted to the investigation and improvement of the self-assembly process of organosilanes on oxidized silicon surfaces. The formation of a release agent layer with perfluorinated alkylsilanes was performed by vapor phase deposition. An advanced vapor phase deposition device, called CASINO device, was built to enhance the qualities of the thin films. It is possible to carry out cleaning and silanization in a closed chamber without exposing the samples to air in between. Thereby surface contamination is avoided. Experiments with the new device were performed following examples given in literature. To optimize the silanization process in the CASINO device, it was also planned to apply heat treatment of the sample during or after the deposition process. Surface layers of thiolterminated and of aminoterminated molecules were investigated as adhesive layer for the linkage of metal structures to silicon surfaces, e.g. Shuttle-Transfer Printing with gold crossbar electrodes. First, thiol- and aminoterminated organosilane SAMs were tested as adhesive layers for gold. The surface modified with thiolterminated silane molecules was further examined. Adhesion was promoted only after heat treatment of a thiolmodified silicon substrate with a gold layer on top. (orig.)

  4. Young poker faces: compliance with the legal age limit on multiple gambling products in the Netherlands.

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    Gosselt, Jordy F; Neefs, Astrid K; van Hoof, Joris J; Wagteveld, Kim

    2013-12-01

    Gambling is an activity that can be performed on-premise (slot machines in casinos, bars and restaurants) or off-premise (scratch cards and lottery tickets). Although the addictive potential may depend on the specific gambling product, early onset increases the likelihood for future pathological gambling. To delay the onset of gambling behavior and to reduce gambling-related problems, many countries have introduced age limits that should decrease the availability of gambling products to underage individuals. In this study we evaluated compliance to the legal age limit, making use of a mystery shopping method. We distinguished between (1) off-premise scratch cards (n = 51); (2) off-premise lottery tickets (n = 49); (3) on-premise slot machines in casinos (n = 88); and (4) on-premise slot machines in the catering industry (n = 100), and we focus on the factors, such as characteristics of the establishment, buyer, and vendor, that may account for possible differences. The 288 visits demonstrate that gambling products are highly available and accessible to under-aged customers; young customers are still able to gamble despite the legal regulations. The compliance rates fluctuate and appear to be related to the specific gambling product in question. Furthermore, age verification activities and certain outlet- and buyer characteristics, as well as characteristics associated with the purchase attempt, may influence compliance.

  5. Gambling participation and problem gambling severity among rural and peri-urban poor South African adults in KwaZulu-Natal.

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    Dellis, Andrew; Spurrett, David; Hofmeyr, Andre; Sharp, Carla; Ross, Don

    2013-09-01

    Poor South Africans are significantly poorer and have lower employment rates than the subjects of most published research on gambling prevalence and problem gambling. Some existing work suggests relationships between gambling activity (including severity of risk for problem gambling), income, employment status and casino proximity. The objective of the study reported here is to establish the prevalence of gambling, including at risk and pathological gambling, and the profile of gambling activities in two samples of poor South African adults living in a rural and a peri-urban community. A total of 300 (150 male, 150 female) adults in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in communities selected using census data, completed the Problem Gambling Severity Index and a survey of socioeconomic and household information, and of gambling knowledge and activity. It was found that gambling was common, and-except for lottery participation-mostly informal or unlicensed. Significant differences between rural and peri-urban populations were found. Peri-urban subjects were slightly less poor, and gambled more and on a different and wider range of activities. Problem and at risk gamblers were disproportionately represented among the more urbanised. Casino proximity appeared largely irrelevant to gambling activity.

  6. Centro de la Industria Electrónica, en Frankfurt (Alemania

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    Apel, Otto

    1965-10-01

    Full Text Available The set of buildings comprising the «House of the Electronics Industry», in Frankfurt, includes three main units. Building A, situated in the centre, and with three floor levels, houses the offices of the VDE Association. Building B, is taken up with the headquarters of the German Association of VDEM Electricity Firms. Building C, 7 storeys high, provides office space for the Central Association of the Electronics Industry. The three main structures are connected by other lower buildings, housing a testing department, lecture hall and a casino. The total project is extremely diaphanous and both the materials and constructional methods are the most advanced.El complejo de la «Casa de la Industria Electrónica, en Frankfurt, comprende tres edificios principales: el edificio A, de tres plantas, situado en el centro, que aloja las oficinas de la Asociación VDE; el edificio B, que alberga las oficinas de la Asociación Alemana de Fábricas de Electricidad VDEW, y el edificio C, de siete plantas, que contiene las oficinas de la Asociación Central de la Industria Electrónica. Dichos edificios están unidos por otros más bajos, que alojan una sección de ensayos, sala de conferencias y el casino. Todo ello es de una diafanidad notable, y los materiales y sistemas empleados en su construcción son los más avanzados del momento.

  7. An Exploratory Study of Gambling Operators' Use of Social Media and the Latent Messages Conveyed.

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    Gainsbury, Sally M; Delfabbro, Paul; King, Daniel L; Hing, Nerilee

    2016-03-01

    Advertisements for gambling products have historically been restricted due to their potential to normalize gambling and contribute to excessive gambling behaviours among vulnerable populations. However, social media enables gambling operators to promote products and brands with fewer constraints than in traditional forms of media. This study investigated how social media is used by gambling operators to promote gambling activities including an analysis of the latent messages that are conveyed. A representative sample of major land-based and online gambling venues and operators, including casinos, clubs, hotels, lottery and wagering operators (n = 101), was obtained. Websites and social media profiles of gambling operators were audited to investigate the types of social media used, content of promotions, and prevalence of responsible gambling messaging. The results showed that Facebook and Twitter were the dominant platforms used, most commonly by casinos and online wagering operators. A key finding was that online gambling operators included gambling content in conjunction with related news and events, as well as unrelated content, as way of normalizing gambling within a broader social context. Unlike land-based gambling promotions, responsible gambling information tended not to feature in operators' posts and profiles. The key messages propagated in social media gambling promotions were positively framed, and tended to encourage gambling using a range of cross-promotional tactics to emphasize the winning aspect of gambling. The implications of freely accessible and pervasive gambling promotions via social media are discussed with respect to the general community as well as vulnerable populations.

  8. Bajo el signo del juego: novelas de Osvaldo Soriano

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    Margarita Rojas González

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Se estudia una faceta significativa en la narrativa del escritor argentino OsvaldoSoriano: el juego como procedimiento semiótico-estético y como metáfora de la actividad creativa. Se describen dos modalidades adoptadas por el escritor en sendos pares de novelas: por un lado, la fraternidad y la complicidad como gestos existenciales; por otro, las trampas e imposturas para sobrevivir en un mundo complejo. Las obras analizadas, plenamente contemporáneas, reproducen lúdicamente aspectos de otras lecturas y artes: el cine, la novela policial, lo teatral, lo carnavalesco, la farándula, el deporte, los casinos.   A significant facet of the narrative of the Argentine author Osvaldo Soriano is discussed: play as a semiotic and esthetic procedure and as a metaphor of creative activity. A description is provided here of two modes adopted by the author in both pairs of novels: on the one hand, fraternity and complicity, as existential gestures, and on the other, the traps and impostures necessary to survive in a complex world. The very contemporary novels analyzed reproduce, in a ludic manner, aspects of other readings and arts: movies, the police novel, drama, the carnivalesque, show business, sports and casinos.

  9. Solar Feasibility Study May 2013 - San Carlos Apache Tribe

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    Rapp, Jim [Parametrix; Duncan, Ken [San Carlos Apache Tribe; Albert, Steve [Parametrix

    2013-05-01

    The San Carlos Apache Tribe (Tribe) in the interests of strengthening tribal sovereignty, becoming more energy self-sufficient, and providing improved services and economic opportunities to tribal members and San Carlos Apache Reservation (Reservation) residents and businesses, has explored a variety of options for renewable energy development. The development of renewable energy technologies and generation is consistent with the Tribe’s 2011 Strategic Plan. This Study assessed the possibilities for both commercial-scale and community-scale solar development within the southwestern portions of the Reservation around the communities of San Carlos, Peridot, and Cutter, and in the southeastern Reservation around the community of Bylas. Based on the lack of any commercial-scale electric power transmission between the Reservation and the regional transmission grid, Phase 2 of this Study greatly expanded consideration of community-scale options. Three smaller sites (Point of Pines, Dudleyville/Winkleman, and Seneca Lake) were also evaluated for community-scale solar potential. Three building complexes were identified within the Reservation where the development of site-specific facility-scale solar power would be the most beneficial and cost-effective: Apache Gold Casino/Resort, Tribal College/Skill Center, and the Dudleyville (Winkleman) Casino.

  10. Unregulated gambling in South African townships: a policy conundrum?

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    Scott, Leanne; Barr, Graham

    2013-12-01

    This study was designed to explore the nature of informal or illegal gambling in South African townships, to investigate what motivates people to participate in this form of gambling and what they perceive are the associated benefits and dis-benefits. A series of focus group workshops was conducted with two groups of gamblers, all of whom had experience of some form of township gambling: one group currently lived in townships and the other had previously resided in townships. Gambling for the township residents was a far more frequent activity than for non-township residents and consumed substantially more of their time. The majority of the township residents classified themselves as unemployed, while of those who were unemployed, most people indicated that gambling was a major source of their income; some even described it as their only source of income. The most significant difference between what township and non-township residents expressed as wanting and getting from gambling was that the former indicated quite clearly and unanimously that what they sought and gained from gambling was money. Township residents were far more likely to indicate that they used gambling to balance their budgets than ex-township residents who gambled primarily at casinos. A lottery type game called "Fahfee" is the most widely spread and pervasive form of gambling and was unanimously portrayed as a necessary and beneficial form of support for the poor and unemployed. Lottery and Casino gambling were, in contrast, widely perceived by the township participants as being 'rigged' and unfair. Township Dice and cards were perceived as being 'fairer' and as allowing punters to be more in control than casino gambling. The downside of township gambling was reported to be high levels of violence, crime and insecurity surrounding, in particular, the game of Dice. There was widespread inability to calculate expected payoffs or odds, and an apparent belief that these were not particularly

  11. Gambling in children and adolescents.

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    Gupta, Rina; Pinzon, Jorge L

    2012-05-01

    Despite the fact that minors in Canada are prohibited from legalized gambling, adolescents commonly engage in both legalized (lottery products, casino, video lottery terminals) and self-organized (cards, sports betting, dice) gambling activities both at home and in school. Lifetime prevalence rates of pathological gambling for adults range from 1% to 2%, and existing data suggest that the prevalence among adolescents may be two to four times higher. Very little is known about risk factors in the development and perpetuation of problematic and pathological gambling. This statement is intended to educate paediatricians, family physicians and other health care providers about the emerging knowledge around gambling in childhood and adolescence and the potential serious consequences of this activity. It also urges federal, provincial and territorial governments to include this specific issue in their agendas and to address the socio-political factors associated with gambling.

  12. Signature of Plausible Accreting Supermassive Black Holes in Mrk 261/262 and Mrk 266

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    Gagik Ter-Kazarian

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We address the neutrino radiation of plausible accreting supermassive black holes closely linking to the 5 nuclear components of galaxy samples of Mrk 261/262 and Mrk 266. We predict a time delay before neutrino emission of the same scale as the age of the Universe. The ultrahigh energy neutrinos are produced in superdense protomatter medium via simple (quark or pionic reactions or modified URCA processes (G. Gamow was inspired to name the process URCA after the name of a casino in Rio de Janeiro. The resulting neutrino fluxes for quark reactions are ranging from to , where is the opening parameter. For pionic and modified URCA reactions, the fluxes are and , respectively. These fluxes are highly beamed along the plane of accretion disk, peaked at ultrahigh energies, and collimated in smaller opening angle .

  13. Ultimo acto

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    Milcíades Arévalo

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    Full Text Available Desde el momento en que pisó tierra firme, se hizo al propósito de conocer la extensión del puerto a la vez que hacerse a un buen fajo de billetes. Se le vio trampear con la baraja en los casinos a donde llegaban los tahúres de todos los pelambres y más tarde repartir fichas de dominó a los chinos del parque de los ciervos, perdiendo cada vez mayor cantidad de dinero por lo que en un arranque de desesperación optó por apostarlo todo a los números mágicos de su destino y perdió.

  14. Implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Construction: A Comparative Case Study

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    Rowlinson, Steve; Collins, Ronan; Tuuli, Martin M.; Jia, Yunyan

    2010-05-01

    Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach is increasingly adopted in coordination of construction projects, with a number of parties providing BIM services and software solutions. However, the empirical impact of BIM on construction industry has yet to be investigated. This paper explores the interaction between BIM and the construction industry during its implementation, with a specific focus on the empirical impacts of BIM on the design and construction processes and professional roles during the process. Two cases were selected from recent construction projects coordinated with BIM systems: the Venetian Casino project in Macau and the Cathy Pacific Cargo Terminal project in Hong Kong. The former case illustrates how the conflicts emerged during the design process and procurement were addressed by adopting a BIM approach. The latter demonstrates how the adoption of BIM altered the roles of architect, contractor, and sub-contractors involved in the project. The impacts of BIM were critically reviewed and discussed.

  15. Festival du rire de Genève

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    Connaissez-vous le Festival du rire de Genève ? La deuxième édition aura lieu du 25 au 28 mars 2015 au Casino-Théâtre à Carouge. Côté programmation, Marc Donnet-Monay ouvre les festivités avant trois autres soirées de folie et d’humour que nous vous laissons le soin de découvrir dans le programme : http://www.rire-geneve.ch/#programme. Réduction de 30% sur l’achat de places pour les membres du personnel du CERN. Pour cela, il suffit de se rendre sur la billetterie en ligne de notre site : www.rire-geneve.ch et d’utiliser le code promotionnel. Contacter le secrétariat de l’Association du personnel (Staff.Association@cern.ch) pour connaitre ce code promotionnel.

  16. Direct use of geothermal energy, Elko, Nevada district heating. Final report

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    Lattin, M.W.; Hoppe, R.D.

    1983-06-01

    In early 1978 the US Department of Energy, under its Project Opportunity Notice program, granted financial assistance for a project to demonstrate the direct use application of geothermal energy in Elko, Nevada. The project is to provide geothermal energy to three different types of users: a commercial office building, a commercial laundry and a hotel/casino complex, all located in downtown Elko. The project included assessment of the geothermal resource potential, resource exploration drilling, production well drilling, installation of an energy distribution system, spent fluid disposal facility, and connection of the end users buildings. The project was completed in November 1982 and the three end users were brought online in December 1982. Elko Heat Company has been providing continuous service since this time.

  17. Filmografía y bibliografía del cine negro americano (1930-1960

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    Dr. José Luis Sánchez Noriega

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    Full Text Available La actualidad del cine negro queda patente con el éxito de crítica y de público de obras recientes como Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995, La brigada del sombrero (Lee Tamahori, 1996, Al caer el sol (Robert Benton, 1996 o Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 1996. Hace unos meses han aparecido dos libros que se ocupan de este género y ofrecen una selección de un centenar de películas: El cine negro en 100 películas de Antonio Santamarina (Alianza, Madrid, 1999 y Obras maestras del cine negro (Mensajero, Bilbao, 1998, de quien firma estas líneas.

  18. Educating for biodiversity conservation in urban parks

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    Guerra, M. C.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This article is intended to propose a procedure for learning about biodiversity in urban parks, as a contribution for educating conservation of natural resources. The procedure was named “Diagnosis of biodiversity conservation status in urban parks”. It comprises for stages describing the physic, geographic, socio-historic, and cultural study of the park as well as a taxonomic inventory of species, its distribution, presence in Cuba, and menaces they are subjected to. This facilitates to carry out educative activities. The introduction of the procedure is thought of from an ethno-biological and interdisciplinary perspective for training students in biological, geographical, historical, cultural and ethnological procedures, seeking a holistic approach to environment. The effectiveness of the proposal was appraised by accounting the experience of a class at “Casino Campestre” park in Camagüey City. Key words: biodiversity, urban parks, procedures, conservation training

  19. The Growth Path and Future of London International Financial Center

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    2013-01-01

    London has grown up quickly to be a global financial center as a Phoenix in the past 100years,recorded history dating back to over 500 years ago.Though the financial services in London were berated to be "greedy"and as part of a giant casino led to the recession,this view was not accurate.London international financial center has become the core of the global financial industry,and played a crucial role in the development of the global economy.This article mainly discusses:the influence of London financial center on the world economy,the support to real economic development,the status of historical stages,and the development trend of the City.

  20. Gambling behaviors and attitudes in adolescent high-school students: Relationships with problem-gambling severity and smoking status

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    Weinberger, Andrea H.; Franco, Christine A.; Hoff, Rani A.; Pilver, Corey E.; Steinberg, Marvin A.; Rugle, Loreen; Wampler, Jeremy; Cavallo, Dana A.; Krishnan-Sarin, Suchitra; Potenza, Marc N.

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    Background and Aims Smoking is associated with more severe/extensive gambling in adults. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between smoking and gambling in adolescents. Methods Analyses utilized survey data from 1,591 Connecticut high-school students. Adolescents were classified by gambling (Low-Risk Gambling [LRG], At Risk/Problem Gambling [ARPG]) and smoking (current smoker, non-smoker). The main effects of smoking and the smoking-by-gambling interactions were examined for gambling behaviors (e.g., type, location), and gambling attitudes. Data were analyzed using chi-square and logistic regression; the latter controlled for gender, race/ethnicity, grade, and family structure. Results For APRG adolescents, smoking was associated with greater online, school, and casino gambling; gambling due to anxiety and pressure; greater time spent gambling; early gambling onset; perceived parental approval of gambling; and decreased importance of measures to prevent teen gambling. For LRG adolescents, smoking was associated with non-strategic gambling (e.g., lottery gambling); school gambling; gambling in response to anxiety; gambling for financial reasons; greater time spent gambling; and decreased importance of measures to prevent teen gambling. Stronger relationships were found between smoking and casino gambling, gambling due to pressure, earlier onset of gambling, and parental perceptions of gambling for ARPG versus LRG adolescents. Discussion Smoking is associated with more extensive gambling for both low- and high-risk adolescent gamblers. Conclusion Smoking may be a marker of more severe gambling behaviors in adolescents and important to consider in gambling prevention and intervention efforts with youth. PMID:25959617

  1. Thermae et Ludus: o início do turismo de saúde no Brasil e no mundo

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    Dario Luiz Paixão

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    Full Text Available Por longo tempo, as termas, as estâncias e os balneários investiram em uma relação que marcou profundamente a sociedade: os banhos e o jogo. Estas duas atividades conviveram - e ainda convivem em muitos países - harmonicamente desde o auge do Império Romano à Belle Époque do turismo europeu. No Brasil, suntuosos hotéis-cassinos, aliados aos tratamentos com água, recebiam a nova burguesia voltada para a saúde e o entretenimento. Com a proibição do jogo no país, esses empreendimentos precisaram se reestruturar para sobreviver, alguns sem sucesso. Todavia, a volta do termalismo e dos cassinos na maior parte do mundo reabre discussões e polêmicas a respeito do papel do jogo no Brasil e suas relações com a atividade turística, carente de novos segmentos para competir com mercados já consolidados. For a long time, the spas, the ranches and the watering places invested in a relation that marked the society profoundly: the baths and the game. T hese two activities cohabited - and still cohabit in lots of countries - harmoniously from the summit of the Roman Empire to Belle Époque of the European tourism. ln Brazil, sumptuous hotels-casinos allied to the treatments with water, received the new bourgeoisie geared to the health and the entertainment. With the prohibition of the game in the country, these enterprises needed restructure to survive, some without success. However the return of thermalism and the casinos in the majority of the countries of the world reopens the discussions and polemics concerning the role of the game in Brazil and its relations with the tourist activity, deprived of new segments to compete with already consolidated markets_

  2. National estimates of Australian gambling prevalence: f indings from a dual‐frame omnibus survey

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    Youssef, G. J.; Jackson, A. C.; Pennay, D. W.; Francis, K. L.; Pennay, A.; Lubman, D. I.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Background, aims and design The increase in mobile telephone‐only households may be a source of bias for traditional landline gambling prevalence surveys. Aims were to: (1) identify Australian gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence using a dual‐frame (50% landline and 50% mobile telephone) computer‐assisted telephone interviewing methodology; (2) explore the predictors of sample frame and telephone status; and (3) explore the degree to which sample frame and telephone status moderate the relationships between respondent characteristics and problem gambling. Setting and participants A total of 2000 adult respondents residing in Australia were interviewed from March to April 2013. Measurements Participation in multiple gambling activities and Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI). Findings Estimates were: gambling participation [63.9%, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 61.4–66.3], problem gambling (0.4%, 95% CI = 0.2–0.8), moderate‐risk gambling (1.9%, 95% CI = 1.3–2.6) and low‐risk gambling (3.0%, 95% CI = 2.2–4.0). Relative to the landline frame, the mobile frame was more likely to gamble on horse/greyhound races [odds ratio (OR) = 1.4], casino table games (OR = 5.0), sporting events (OR = 2.2), private games (OR = 1.9) and the internet (OR = 6.5); less likely to gamble on lotteries (OR = 0.6); and more likely to gamble on five or more activities (OR = 2.4), display problem gambling (OR = 6.4) and endorse PGSI items (OR = 2.4‐6.1). Only casino table gambling (OR = 2.9) and internet gambling (OR = 3.5) independently predicted mobile frame membership. Telephone status (landline frame versus mobile dual users and mobile‐only users) displayed similar findings. Finally, sample frame and/or telephone status moderated the relationship between gender, relationship status, health and problem gambling (OR = 2.9–7.6). Conclusion Given expected future increases in the

  3. The False Ruins of Villa Torlonia: the Nymphaeum

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    Alessandro Spila

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This essay deals with a singular construction built by Giovanni Battista Caretti in the garden of Villa Torlonia in Rome, between 1800 and 1830. The so-called “ruin of nymphaeum”, the only surviving part of a composite system of ruins, built for Alessandro Torlonia, has not, until now, been the object of any exhaustive study which could clarify historic and design aspects, and furthermore, characterize this particular class of folies. The essay analyses the building with the help of accurate measurements. A lack of archival documents did not prevent the author proposing some interesting theses on the method of construction and the possible models of reference, also in relation to the antiquarian culture of the architect (who was also the architect of the Gallery of Ercole and Lira in the destroyed Palazzo Torlonia in piazza Venezia. Particular attention is paid to the spolia which were re-used in the ruin, among which, a part from the original complex of statues (classified by Carlo Gasparri and now displayed in the museum of the Casino dei Principi, two large fragments of a Domitian cornice, and a group of 15th century consoles, probably from the studio of Andrea Bregno, all stand out. The specific characteristics of these fragments suggest that they originate from the antiques collection of the Colonna family, a collection, the importance of which is documented by some previously unknown archival documents cited in the essay.

  4. The pleasures of probability

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    1995-01-01

    The ideas of probability are all around us. Lotteries, casino gambling, the al­ most non-stop polling which seems to mold public policy more and more­ these are a few of the areas where principles of probability impinge in a direct way on the lives and fortunes of the general public. At a more re­ moved level there is modern science which uses probability and its offshoots like statistics and the theory of random processes to build mathematical descriptions of the real world. In fact, twentieth-century physics, in embrac­ ing quantum mechanics, has a world view that is at its core probabilistic in nature, contrary to the deterministic one of classical physics. In addition to all this muscular evidence of the importance of probability ideas it should also be said that probability can be lots of fun. It is a subject where you can start thinking about amusing, interesting, and often difficult problems with very little mathematical background. In this book, I wanted to introduce a reader with at least a fairl...

  5. Video Lottery is the Most Harmful Form of Gambling in Canada.

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    MacLaren, Vance Victor

    2016-06-01

    This paper summarizes the degree to which different forms of legal gambling contribute to Problem and Pathological Gambling (PPG) in Canada. Legal gambling activities were compared using meta-analysis of publicly available data concerning Canada's legal gambling industry. The majority of revenues in the decade spanning 2002-2012 were drawn from Video Lottery Terminals and casino slot machines. Population surveys indicated that three quarters of Canadians reported some form of past-year gambling participation, but most did not play Electronic Gambling Machines. Annual revenues divided by estimated numbers of participants in various gambling activities showed that Video Lottery players spent more money on average than did participants in other forms of gambling. The relative risk of PPG was higher among Video Lottery players than it was for other common forms of gambling. Results from a community study of frequent Video Lottery players showed that the risk of frequent players reporting symptoms of PPG was elevated if they reported playing weekly, spending $50 or more per session, or playing for more than an hour per session. These studies provide converging evidence that Video Lottery is more hazardous to consumers than other forms of gambling that are commonly practised in Canada.

  6. 网络赌博犯罪相关问题研究%A Study on the Relevant Issues Involved in Internet Gambling Crimes

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    2011-01-01

    网络赌博行为应区分情况分别按照开设赌场罪和赌博罪处理,其犯罪的主体应包括单位。为科学有效地收集网络赌博犯罪的电子证据,在侦查阶段应将电子证据转化为书证、视听资料、勘验检查笔录、鉴定结论等四种形式。%Internet gambling crimes shall be classified into two categories:crime of opening casinos and crime of gambling.The subject of crime shall contain the organization.In order to collect electronic evidence of Internet gambling crime scientifically and effectively,we shall convert electronic evidence to four different forms,that is,documentary evidence,audio-visual material,inspection record appraisal and conclusion of expert.

  7. Gambling Motives in a Representative Swedish Sample of Risk Gamblers.

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    Sundqvist, Kristina; Jonsson, Jakob; Wennberg, Peter

    2016-12-01

    Motives for gambling have been shown to be associated with gambling involvement, and hence important in the understanding of the etiology of problem gambling. The aim of this study was to describe differences in gambling motives in different subgroups of lifetime risk gamblers, categorized by: age, gender, alcohol- and drug habits and type of game preferred, when considering the level of risk gambling. A random Swedish sample (n = 19,530) was screened for risk gambling, using the Lie/Bet questionnaire. The study sample (n = 257) consisted of the respondents screening positive on Lie/Bet and completing a postal questionnaire about gambling and motives for gambling (measured with the NODS-PERC and the RGQ respectively). When considering the level of risk gambling, motives for gambling were not associated with gender, whereas younger persons gambled for the challenge more often than did older participants. Card/Casino and Sport gamblers played to a greater extent for social and challenge reasons then did Lotto/Bingo-gamblers. EGM-gamblers played more for coping reasons than did Lotto/Bingo gamblers. However, this association turned non-significant when considering the level of risk gambling. Moderate risk gamblers played for the challenge and coping reasons to a greater extent than low risk gamblers motives for gambling differ across subgroups of preferred game and between gamblers with low and moderate risk. The level of risk gambling is intertwined with motives for gambling and should be considered when examining gambling reasons.

  8. The Relationship Between the Number of Types of Legal Gambling and the Rates of Gambling Behaviors and Problems Across U.S. States.

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    Welte, John W; Tidwell, Marie-Cecile O; Barnes, Grace M; Hoffman, Joseph H; Wieczorek, William F

    2016-06-01

    In this article, we examine the relationship between the total number of types of gambling that are legal in a state and the gambling involvement of state residents. Of particular interest is whether more types of legal gambling are associated with higher rates of problem gambling. Telephone surveys of U.S. adults were conducted in 1999-2000 and 2011-2013. The same questions were used and the data sets were combined for most of the analyses. Gambling exposure was defined as the sum of the number of years that all types were legal. Results tabulated by state showed progressively higher rates of problem gambling, frequent gambling and any past year gambling as the number of legal types of gambling increased. Holding constant the number of legal types, problem gambling rates increased as exposure increased. States with longer exposure to legal lotteries or casinos tended to have higher rates of problem gambling. An analysis was also conducted in which the data sets from 1999 to 2000 and from 2011 to 2013 were compared. Among the states, there was a striking positive relationship between changes in the number of legal types of gambling between the two studies and changes in rates of frequent gambling between the two studies. For states that had fewer types of legal gambling in 2011 than in 1999, the rates of frequent gambling went down. For states that increased their types of legal gambling, rates of frequent gambling typically, but not always, went up. Possible explanations for these results were discussed.

  9. The Analysis of the Difficulty of Checking Cross - border Gambling%跨境赌博问题屡禁不绝的原因及对策分析

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    高茂春

    2011-01-01

    跨境赌博活动是当前影响我国社会稳定的重要治安问题之一,虽然经过公安机关的集中打击,在一定时期内取得了一定的成效,但集中打击过后在很多地区又出现重新开业或者变化形式逃避打击的现象。从历史、认识、法律、经济利益、网络赌博以及边境管理现状等方面,对我国跨境赌博活动屡禁不绝的原因进行了分析,提出了遏制跨境赌博活动的打防对策。%The cross - border gambling is a serious problem affecting social stability. It has been controlled to some extent after the public security organs cracked down on cross - border gambling, but there are still some new casinos or phenomenon coming into being. This paper tries to analyze the difficulty of cross - border gambling activities from the points of history, the people' s awareness, law, economic interests, the characteristics of cross - border gambling and online gambling. The paper suggests prevention countermeasures to cross -border gambling activities.

  10. Technologic advances and program initiatives in public access defibrillation using automated external defibrillators.

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    White, R D

    2001-06-01

    Widespread provision of early defibrillation following cardiac arrest holds major promise for improved survival from ventricular fibrillation. The critical element in predicting a successful outcome is the rapidity with which defibrillation is achieved. A worldwide awareness of this potential and its advocacy by such organizations as the American Heart Association have been pivotal in the evolution of initiatives to make defibrillation more widely and more rapidly available. The feasibility of this initiative, known as public access defibrillation, is in large measure a direct consequence of major technologic advances in automated external defibrillators (AEDs). New low-energy waveforms with biphasic morphology have been shown to be more effective in terminating ventricular fibrillation and may do so with less myocardial injury. Placement of AEDs in a variety of nontraditional settings such as police cars, aircraft and airport terminals, and gambling casinos has been shown to yield an impressive number of survivors of cardiac arrest in ventricular fibrillation. Questions yet to be answered center on the appropriate disposition of AEDs in public access defibrillation settings, training and retraining issues, device maintenance, and collection of accurate data to document benefit and to identify areas of needed improvement or expansion of AED availability.

  11. The impact of the dimensions of environmental performance on firm performance in travel and tourism industry.

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    Tan, Siow-Hooi; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Tan, Siow-Kian; Choon, Shay-Wei

    2017-03-09

    This study investigates the impact of the aggregate and individual dimensions of environmental performance (EP) on financial performance (FP), based on a dataset covering the travel and tourism industry (airlines, casinos, hotels, and restaurants) across different economic regions over the period 2003-2014. The results reveal that EP positively affects the FP in the hotel industry when aggregate EP is used. When individual dimensions of EP are considered, resource reduction is found to positively (negatively) affect the performance in the hotel (airline) industry, while product innovation positively affects the performance in the restaurant industry. Hence, the trade-off effect seems to be dominant in the airline industry, and the 'heterogeneous resources and reputation-building' hypothesis is evident in both the hotel and restaurant industries. In addition, in general, the findings support the positive moderating effect of slack resources on the relationship between the individual dimensions of EP and FP in the travel and tourism industry, and, hence, are supportive of the slack resources hypothesis. These effects, however, vary depending on the travel and tourism industry under investigation.

  12. The social Bayesian brain: does mentalizing make a difference when we learn?

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    Marie Devaine

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available When it comes to interpreting others' behaviour, we almost irrepressibly engage in the attribution of mental states (beliefs, emotions…. Such "mentalizing" can become very sophisticated, eventually endowing us with highly adaptive skills such as convincing, teaching or deceiving. Here, sophistication can be captured in terms of the depth of our recursive beliefs, as in "I think that you think that I think…" In this work, we test whether such sophisticated recursive beliefs subtend learning in the context of social interaction. We asked participants to play repeated games against artificial (Bayesian mentalizing agents, which differ in their sophistication. Critically, we made people believe either that they were playing against each other, or that they were gambling like in a casino. Although both framings are similarly deceiving, participants win against the artificial (sophisticated mentalizing agents in the social framing of the task, and lose in the non-social framing. Moreover, we find that participants' choice sequences are best explained by sophisticated mentalizing Bayesian learning models only in the social framing. This study is the first demonstration of the added-value of mentalizing on learning in the context of repeated social interactions. Importantly, our results show that we would not be able to decipher intentional behaviour without a priori attributing mental states to others.

  13. Cine Club

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    Wednesday 16 December 2015 at 20:00 CERN Council Chamber Love Streams Directed by John Cassavetes USA, 1984, 141 minutes The film describes a few days in the life of the writer Robert Harmon and his sister Sarah. The decadent life of Robert is made of alcohol, cigarettes, and short-time relationships with women; women he interviews for a book, he spends a weekend with at a casino or falls in love with for the fun of an evening. Having no constraints, he is unable to be responsible for anything including the care of his son, leaving him alone in a hotel room and teaching the 8-year-old boy how to drink. His life is made of his own phantasms as an artist. His sister is divorcing from her husband because of her exuberant and insane behaviour. She scares her daughter Debbie who prefers to stay with her father, a decision that hurts Sarah very deeply and reinforces her nervous breakdown. Most of the movie takes place in the house of Robert. We watch Robert and Sarah struggling with their own lives. As the movie...

  14. Periodismo en El Salvador: una fiscalización pendiente

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    Mario Alfredo Cantarero

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años, como resultado de la apertura política posibilitada por los Acuerdo de Paz, los medios de comunicación social han estado dando muestras de un ejercicio más profesional y con mayores libertades políticas, especialmente la televisión y la prensa, a través de sus espacios de discusión o de sus suplementos dominicales, puestos que han sometido muchos temas de trascendencia nacional al debate público.Con este hacer publica la información sobre lo que ocurre, lo que ha ocurrido o lo que ocurrirá, los medios de comunicación social, desde su labor específica, han estado ejerciendo presión social y política para que las instituciones de gobierno funcionen normalmente. Ejemplos de presión informativa han sido los casos de Katya Miranda, Los Casinos, la explosión del polvorín en un cuartel de la Fuerza Armada, la delincuencia dentro de la PNC, el espionaje telefónico, etc. De no haber circulado públicamente la información sobre estos temas, quizá los temas o los problemas nunca se hubieran asumido seriamente en las instituciones competentes.

  15. Automated external defibrillators: technical considerations and clinical promise.

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    Takata, T S; Page, R L; Joglar, J A

    2001-12-04

    Early defibrillation is the most important determinant of survival for victims of cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. The automated external defibrillator (AED) was developed as the result of the American Heart Association's Public Access Defibrillation initiative. The goal of this initiative is to place AEDs in strategic locations so that laypersons with minimal training could promptly defibrillate victims of cardiac arrest. Because of changes in design and the use of alternative waveforms for defibrillation, the modern AED is compact and portable, simple to use, and highly efficacious; in addition, it requires little maintenance. Automated external defibrillators have been used successfully by traditional and nontraditional responders as well as laypersons. In special environments, such as casinos and commercial aircraft, AEDs have performed particularly well. State and federal legislation has eased concerns about AED use by extending legal protection to AED users under Good Samaritan laws. Since the experience continues to be positive, AEDs are being used in increasingly diverse community locations, and public awareness is growing. The American Heart Association's initiative is progressing rapidly.

  16. "If you do not gamble, check this box": perceptions of gambling behaviors.

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    Lange, M A

    2001-01-01

    Most adults in the U.S. have participated in one or more gambling activities. However, many people engage in gambling activities without considering themselves as gamblers. Four hundred and forty-nine university students returned surveys about their participation in gambling activities. After completing a questionnaire recording the style and frequency of gambling participated in, respondents were asked to indicate whether or not they gambled. Results indicated that gamblers participated in twice as many forms of gambling activities as those who classified themselves as non-gamblers. Scratch tickets and lottery tickets were not generally considered gambling unless purchased frequently. Casino visits, bingo, dog races, football pools, golf matches, local poker games, and other card games were more likely to be viewed as gambling, especially when engaged in frequently. Subjects who had gambled on at least one occasion with bookies, dice games, video poker in a bar, dog or cock fights, or off track betting almost always identified themselves as gamblers. It is recommended that further research be conducted to clarify the gambling activities, and frequency of those activities, that influence a person's perceptions of gambling.

  17. Can demographic variables predict lottery and pari-mutuel losses? An empirical investigation.

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    Lang, K Brandon; Omori, Megumi

    2009-06-01

    Using data from the 2004 and 2005 Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CES) comprising of 15,000 respondents, this study examines two research questions. The first of these considers the demographic differences between households whose members lose money playing the lottery and/or engaging in pari-mutuel betting and those whose members do not lose money participating in such activities. The second assesses demographic differences among households whose members lose money playing the lottery and/or engaging in pari-mutuel betting. It was found that respondents living in money-losing households are slightly older, better off financially, more likely to be married or divorced, more likely to live in a state with at least one legal casino and more likely to live in the Northeast than respondents living in non-money-losing households. Among those living in money-losing households, the least wealthy and African American respondents are more likely to lose a higher proportion of their respective incomes purchasing lottery tickets and engaging in pari-mutuel betting than wealthier respondents and whites.

  18. [Forms of pathological gambling: empirical research on consumers behaviour of sport betting and lottery participants].

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    Plöntzke, Babett; Albrecht, Ulrike; Thalemann, Carolin; Grüsser, Sabine Miriam

    2004-08-01

    Gambling is one of the favourite leisure activities. 70-90 % of the grown-up population have gambled at least once in their life. Over the last few years, however, the variety of opportunities to gamble has changed. Decreasing numbers of casino visitors can be seen against an ever-increasing number of people using slot machines, and taking part in national lotteries and sport betting. Comprehensive empirical research regarding consumer behaviour and addiction potential involved in sport betting has been non-existent and only a few studies have dealt with lottery. In the present study, 108 subjects were questioned in Austrian betting offices. 33.3 % of the sample fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for pathological sport betting. Of the sport betting subjects who additionally play lottery, 22.92 % were diagnosed as being pathological lottery gamblers. Based on the criteria of substance addiction, the data demonstrate that sport betting and lottery have addiction potential and can therefore be seen as non-substance-related addiction.

  19. An empirical investigation of theoretical loss and gambling intensity.

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    Auer, Michael; Griffiths, Mark D

    2014-12-01

    Many recent studies of internet gambling-particularly those that have analysed behavioural tracking data-have used variables such 'bet size' and 'number of games played' as proxy measures for 'gambling intensity'. In this paper it is argued that the most stable and reliable measure for 'gambling intensity' is the 'theoretical loss' (a product of total bet size and house advantage). In the long run, the theoretical loss corresponds with the Gross Gaming Revenue generated by commercial gaming operators. For shorter periods of time, theoretical loss is the most stable measure of gambling intensity as it is not distorted by gamblers' occasional wins. Even for single bets, the theoretical loss reflects the amount a player is willing to risk. Using behavioural tracking data of 100,000 players who played online casino, lottery and/or poker games, this paper also demonstrates that bet size does not equate to or explain theoretical loss as it does not take into account the house advantage. This lack of accuracy is shown to be even more pronounced for gamblers who play a variety of games.

  20. Gambling pathology is associated with dampened cortisol response among men and women.

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    Paris, J J; Franco, C; Sodano, R; Frye, C A; Wulfert, E

    2010-02-09

    Pathological gambling has many similarities to pharmacological addiction. Notably, both pathological gambling and drug addiction are characterized by aberrations in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis responding. As well, there are indications that gender differences may play a role in these processes. Whether gender and/or HPA response are associated with pathological gambling was of interest. Recreational and pathological gamblers (15 men and 6 women per group) had the HPA factor, cortisol, assessed in saliva before and after watching a video of their preferred mode of gambling (slot machines, horse race betting, scratch-off tickets, blackjack, video poker, craps, sports betting, online casino games, or lottery tickets), and a video of neutral stimuli (a rollercoaster ride). Basal levels of salivary cortisol did not significantly differ among recreational and pathological gamblers. However, recreational gamblers demonstrated significantly increased salivary cortisol levels after the gambling and rollercoaster videos, whereas pathological gamblers demonstrated no salivary cortisol increase in response to either video stimulus. There was also a non-significant trend for women to have a greater cortisol response to video stimuli compared to men. These data suggest that pathological gambling is associated with hypoactive HPA response to gambling stimuli, similar to chronic drug exposure, and gender may contribute to this effect.

  1. Maladaptive "gambling" by pigeons.

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    Zentall, Thomas R

    2011-05-01

    When humans buy a lottery ticket or gamble at a casino they are engaging in an activity that on average leads to a loss of money. Although animals are purported to engage in optimal foraging behavior, similar sub-optimal behavior can be found in pigeons. They show a preference for an alternative that is associated with a low probability of reinforcement (e.g., one that is followed by a red hue on 20% of the trials and then reinforcement or by a green hue on 80% of the trials and then the absence of reinforcement) over an alternative that is associated with a higher probability of reinforcement (e.g., blue or yellow each of which is followed by reinforcement 50% of the time). This effect appears to result from the strong conditioned reinforcement associated with the stimulus that is always followed by reinforcement. Surprisingly, although it is experienced four times as much, the stimulus that is never followed by reinforcement does not appear to result in significant conditioned inhibition (perhaps due to the absence of observing behavior). Similarly, human gamblers tend to overvalue wins and undervalue losses. Thus, this animal model may provide a useful analog to human gambling behavior, one that is free from the influence of human culture, language, social reinforcement, and other experiential biases that may influence human gambling behavior.

  2. Turnkey Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning and Lighting Retrofit Solution Combining Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Benefits

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    Doebber, Ian [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Deru, Michael [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Trenbath, Kim [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2016-04-12

    NREL worked with the Bonneville Power Administration's Technology Innovation Office to demonstrate a turnkey, retrofit technology that combines demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) benefits for HVAC and lighting in retail buildings. As a secondary benefit, we also controlled various plug loads and electric hot water heaters (EHWH). The technology demonstrated was Transformative Wave's eIQ Building Management System (BMS) automatically responding to DR signals. The BMS controlled the HVAC rooftop units (RTU) using the CATALYST retrofit solution also developed by Transformative Wave. The non-HVAC loads were controlled using both hardwired and ZigBee wireless communication. The wireless controllers, manufactured by Autani, were used when the building's electrical layout was too disorganized to leverage less expensive hardwired control. The six demonstration locations are within the Seattle metro area. Based on the assets curtailed by the BMS at each location, we projected the DR resource. We were targeting a 1.7 W/ft2 shed for the summer Day-Ahead events and a 0.7 W/ft2 shed for the winter events. While summarized in Table ES-1, only one summer DR event was conducted at Casino #2.

  3. Hourly runoff forecasting for flood risk management: Application of various computational intelligence models

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    Badrzadeh, Honey; Sarukkalige, Ranjan; Jayawardena, A. W.

    2015-10-01

    Reliable river flow forecasts play a key role in flood risk mitigation. Among different approaches of river flow forecasting, data driven approaches have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their minimum information requirements and ability to simulate nonlinear and non-stationary characteristics of hydrological processes. In this study, attempts are made to apply four different types of data driven approaches, namely traditional artificial neural networks (ANN), adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems (ANFIS), wavelet neural networks (WNN), and, hybrid ANFIS with multi resolution analysis using wavelets (WNF). Developed models applied for real time flood forecasting at Casino station on Richmond River, Australia which is highly prone to flooding. Hourly rainfall and runoff data were used to drive the models which have been used for forecasting with 1, 6, 12, 24, 36 and 48 h lead-time. The performance of models further improved by adding an upstream river flow data (Wiangaree station), as another effective input. All models perform satisfactorily up to 12 h lead-time. However, the hybrid wavelet-based models significantly outperforming the ANFIS and ANN models in the longer lead-time forecasting. The results confirm the robustness of the proposed structure of the hybrid models for real time runoff forecasting in the study area.

  4. Minnesota Tribal Coalition - Final Report

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    Michael Triplett

    2006-12-19

    The project helped tribal leaders, staff and community members on the Grand Portage, Leech Lake, and White Earth Reservations better understand their community's energy usage, assess local resources that might be utilized to reduce energy consumption and begin to formulate appropriate development strategies. The principal guiding interest was to assess energy usage and the potential for wind resource development on each of the three reservations. Key tribal staff became familiar with wind energy technology and assessment methodologies that will be of continued use as each tribe moves forward with development projects. The findings were that wind resources are available at each reservation with varying degrees of potential for development. At White Earth moderate to excellent resources are present at White Earth village and along the U.S. 59 corridor sufficient to be tapped to serve several scattered tribal complexes. At Grand Portage a former community television repeater tower site provides a viable elevated location for a wind turbine to serve the tribal community settlement. At Leech Lake, while most constrained by tree cover, a site adjacent to a casino holds promise for the newer taller wind turbines now coming to market at ever-increasing taller rotor heights. The project developed considerable data of importance regarding the potential for wind development on and near each reservation.

  5. Emerging Issues for Cultural Tourism in Macau Fragen des Kultur-Toursmus in Macau

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    Hilary du Cros

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Recent research on achieving sustainable heritage tourism in Macau advocates a greater collaboration between tourism and heritage management authorities and the local community on reaching sustainable tourism goals. A key theme for Macau in the last ten years has been how the tension between the proponents for greater casino development versus those for cultural heritage product development has played out in government policies for heritage management, private sector tourism development and host community concerns about heritage protection and achieving quality tourism. The indirect influence of the central government on Macau Special Administrative Region’s (SAR’s policy development in relation to these topics in the last ten years will be discussed in this context using findings from three recent studies by the Institute For Tourism Studies (IFT and background information collected on government policy and community views. This paper will outline emerging issues regarding demand, supply, and impacts of cultural tourism with reference to findings from four recent research projects. Special reference will be made to over-use and under-use issues, authenticity, and the management of tourism impacts while enhancing visitor experience. Strategic planning and management of cultural tourism products will also be touched upon. Jüngste Forschungen zum Kultur- und Denkmal-Tourismus in Macau haben ergeben, dass einer stärkeren Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Verwaltungsbereichen Toursmus und Denkmalpflege sowie den lokalen Gemeinden große Bedeutung zukommt, um eine nachhaltige Förderung der Tourismus zu erzielen.

  6. Quantifying Diet-Induced Metabolic Changes of the Human Gut Microbiome

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    Shoaie, Saeed; Ghaffari, Pouyan; Kovatcheva-Datchary, Petia

    2015-01-01

    The human gut microbiome is known to be associated with various human disorders, but a major challenge is to go beyond association studies and elucidate causalities. Mathematical modeling of the human gut microbiome at a genome scale is a useful tool to decipher microbe-microbe, diet-microbe and ......The human gut microbiome is known to be associated with various human disorders, but a major challenge is to go beyond association studies and elucidate causalities. Mathematical modeling of the human gut microbiome at a genome scale is a useful tool to decipher microbe-microbe, diet......-microbe and microbe-host interactions. Here, we describe the CASINO (Community And Systems-level INteractive Optimization) toolbox, a comprehensive computational platform for analysis of microbial communities through metabolic modeling. We first validated the toolbox by simulating and testing the performance...... of single bacteria and whole communities in vitro. Focusing on metabolic interactions between the diet, gut microbiota, and host metabolism, we demonstrated the predictive power of the toolbox in a diet-intervention study of 45 obese and overweight individuals and validated our predictions by fecal...

  7. The Rebuilding of a Life after Jail Time for Fraud

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    Joseph Lam (pseudonym

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available After a brief introduction from the second-mentioned author, which sets the scene for the story as Cabramatta and environs in Sydney’s outer south-western suburbs, the firstmentioned author takes over and gives readers his life story beginning with his family fleeing the Communists in South Vietnam, moving on to his days in his twenties running his own accounting firm in western Sydney to tax frauds, court case, and jail time. He moves on to explain how he began a conscious strategy to re-create his life existentially by studying MBAin prison. The first-mentioned author concludes with an important personal message, borne out of his own personal life experiences, to readers of the journal followed by some reflection from the second-mentioned author. This article will be of interest to accounting students, accounting educators, and any young (or not so young accounting professionals under temptation to commit fraud to make a quick dollar. Sartrean existentialism and Marxist-Stalinist ethics inform the analysis of the case by the second-mentioned author. The role of gambling addiction in the story is topical given Singapore’s recent decision to open two new casinos, the first to open in the city-state since its 1965 independence.

  8. Indigenous narratives of health: (re)placing folk-medicine within Irish health histories.

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    Foley, Ronan

    2015-03-01

    With the increased acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) within society, new research reflects deeper folk health histories beyond formal medical spaces. The contested relationships between formal and informal medicine have deep provenance and as scientific medicine began to professionalise in the 19th century, lay health knowledges were simultaneously absorbed and disempowered (Porter 1997). In particular, the 'medical gaze' and the responses of informal medicine to this gaze were framed around themes of power, regulation, authenticity and narrative reputation. These responses were emplaced and mobile; enacted within multiple settings by multiple agents and structures over time. The work is drawn from secondary material from Ireland, which identify more indigenous narratives of health and act as potential sources for medical humanities. While assumptions have been made as to the place of folk-medicine being essentially rural, evidence will be presented which shows a more complex network of health beliefs and practices. The narratives of informal practice and folk-medicine drawn from evidence from Ireland point to more fluid and hybrid relations with formal medicine and suggest that the complementary nature of the two models reflected wider cultural debates and models of belief (Del Casino Jnr., Health & Place 10:59-73, 2004).

  9. 伊娃·格林:性感美丽的新邦女郎

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    2006-01-01

    <正>007系列影片的制片人迈克尔·威尔逊和芭芭拉·布洛科里、米高梅电影公司和索尼电影公司已经正式对外宣布伊娃·格林(Eva Green)成为新一集007电影的邦女郎。在这部备受瞩目的《皇家赌场》(Casino Royale)——第21集邦德电影中,她将与新一届邦德—丹尼尔·克雷格(Daniel Craig)演对手戏,饰演迷人性感的维斯帕·琳德(Vesper Lynd)。杰弗瑞·赖特(Jeffrey Wright)加盟饰演费里克斯·雷特(Felix Leiter)。而且,片方已确认丹麦演员马

  10. Gambling disorder: estimated prevalence rates and risk factors in Macao.

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    Wu, Anise M S; Lai, Mark H C; Tong, Kwok-Kit

    2014-12-01

    An excessive, problematic gambling pattern has been regarded as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM) for more than 3 decades (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1980). In this study, its latest prevalence in Macao (one of very few cities with legalized gambling in China and the Far East) was estimated with 2 major changes in the diagnostic criteria, suggested by the 5th edition of DSM (APA, 2013): (a) removing the "Illegal Act" criterion, and (b) lowering the threshold for diagnosis. A random, representative sample of 1,018 Macao residents was surveyed with a phone poll design in January 2013. After the 2 changes were adopted, the present study showed that the estimated prevalence rate of gambling disorder was 2.1% of the Macao adult population. Moreover, the present findings also provided empirical support to the application of these 2 recommended changes when assessing symptoms of gambling disorder among Chinese community adults. Personal risk factors of gambling disorder, namely being male, having low education, a preference for casino gambling, as well as high materialism, were identified.

  11. Clearing the air: the evolution of organized labor's role in tobacco control in the United States.

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    Zelnick, Jennifer; Campbell, Richard; Levenstein, Charles; Balbach, Edith

    2008-01-01

    As efforts to make U.S. worksites smoke-free took shape in the 1980s, the tobacco industry sought to defeat them by forming alliances with organized labor. The alliance between the tobacco industry and organized labor was based on framing the regulation of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) as a threat to jobs, an example of management unilateralism, and an issue that divided smoking and nonsmoking union members. The dynamics of organized labor and tobacco control began to change in the late 1980s with attempts to ban smoking on airlines and in the hospitality industry. Flight attendants, bar and restaurant workers, and casino dealers-all subject to ETS in their work environments-confronted ETS as an occupational health issue. Against the backdrop of increasing awareness of the hazards of ETS, and the acceptance of tobacco control policy, this framing changed the basis of organized labor's role in tobacco control. Because service workers share the workplace with the general public, their occupational health issues are also public health issues. This fact presents new opportunities for coalition building to protect the health of service workers and the public alike.

  12. Gaming industry employees' responses to responsible gambling training: a public health imperative.

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    LaPlante, Debi A; Gray, Heather M; LaBrie, Richard A; Kleschinsky, John H; Shaffer, Howard J

    2012-06-01

    Gaming industry employees work in settings that create personal health risks. They also have direct contact with customers who might engage in multiple risky activities (e.g., drinking, smoking, and gambling) and might need to facilitate help-seeking by patrons or co-workers who experience problems. Consequently, the empirical examination of the processes and procedures designed to prepare employees for such complex situations is a public health imperative. In the current study we describe an evaluation of the Casino, Inc. Play Responsibly responsible gaming program. We surveyed 217 employees prior to and 1 month after (n = 116) they completed a multimedia driven responsible gambling training program. We observed that employees improved their knowledge of responsible gambling concepts from baseline to follow-up. The Play Responsibly program was more successful in providing new knowledge than it was in correcting mistaken beliefs that existed prior to training. We conclude, generally, that Play Responsibly is associated with increases in employees' responsible gambling knowledge.

  13. Examining gambling-related crime reports in the National Finnish Police Register.

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    Kuoppamäki, Sanna-Mari; Kääriäinen, Juha; Lind, Kalle

    2014-12-01

    The aim of this study is to examine the connection between gambling and criminal activity in the National Finnish Police Register. First, a method was created that enabled the search for gambling-related police reports in the National Finnish Police Register. The method is based on finding gambling-related police reports by using gambling-related headwords. Second, all police reports from 2011 that included any mention of gambling were read through (n = 2,233). Suspected gambling-related of crimes (n = 737) were selected from these reports. Those suspected gambling-related crimes were then described and categorized into six different categories: suspected online-related crimes; suspected crimes that were related to lifestyle-gaming; suspected crimes that involved a gambler as a victim of a crime; criminal activity related to problem gambling; casino-connected crimes, and intimate partnership violence resulting from gambling problems. This study, being the first in Finland, generated information on the connection between gambling and criminal activity from the perspective of police reports. Moreover, the study highlights methodological issues that are involved in studying police reports.

  14. How is gambling related to perceived parenting style and/or family environment for college students?

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    Jonkman, Jeffrey; Blinn-Pike, Lynn; Worthy, Sheri Lokken

    2013-03-01

    Background and aims The relationship between college student gambling, parenting styles, and family environments is a neglected area of gambling research. Do parenting styles indirectly influence problem gambling behaviors via family environments? Do poor family environments, characterized by high levels of conflict and low levels of cohesion, increase the likelihood of problem gambling among youth? This study explored the interrelationships among college students' current gambling behaviors and a) having an emotionally close and supportive family environment, b) having nagging and critical parents, c) having an authoritative mother, and d) frequency of alcohol consumption. Methods and results Survey data were collected from 450 undergraduate students enrolled in introductory psychology classes at two state universities in a southern state. Feeling that one has nagging and critical parents was associated with gambling in more venues, while the opposite was true for having emotionally close and supportive families. However, perceptions of having authoritative mothers were not related to gambling. The results also showed that more frequent alcohol consumption was associated with higher odds of gambling in casinos, playing cards for money, betting on sports, gambling on the Internet, higher gambling losses, and a larger number of gambling venues. Conclusions As with any exploratory research, there are several unique lines of inquiry that can, and should, follow from these findings, including more research on how college students' attitudes toward gambling activities may have begun prior to college and been influenced by their feelings about their homes and parents.

  15. Monaco.

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    The Principality of Monaco's population characteristics, history, government, political situation, economy, and foreign affairs were briefly described. Monaco, a constitutional monarchy, covers an area of only .6 of a square mile. It is situated on the Mediterranean coast and is surrounded by France on 3 sides. The country was founded as a colony of Genoa, Italy, in 1215, and since 1419, it has been ruled by the House of Grimaldi, except for a brief period of time when the country was under the rule of France. Monaco and France have close ties which have been confirmed by a series of treaties beginning in 1918. In accordance with these treaties, France recognizes the sovereignity of Monaco, and Monaco agrees to exercise its rights only in so far as they accord with French political, military, naval, and economic interests. The monarch was an absolute ruler until 1911 when the constitutional monarchy was established. In 1962, a new constitution was adopted. Under the new constitution, the monarch, or prince of Monaco, shares power with an 18-member elected ledgislative body, the National Council. The Council votes on the budget and endorses laws put forth by the monarch. The executive branch consists of 1) the prince as chief of state; 2) a minister of state, who is a French citizen, appointed by the prince from a list of 3 candidates put forth by the French Government; and 3) a 3-member cabinet. Currently the chief of state is Prince Rainier III, and the minister of state is Jean Herly. The country has a population of 27,000 and an annual population growth rate of 0.9%. The population is 47% French, 16% Italian, and 16% Monegasque. 95% of the inhabitants are Roman Catholic, and French is the official language. School is compulsory between the ages of 6-16 years, and the literacy rate is 100%. The country is an elite tourist center. Its popularity is due, in part, to the casino, which was established in Monaco in 1856. The casino which once was the country's major

  16. Reading Societies and their Social Exclusivity: Dalmatia in the First Half of the 19th century

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    Jelena Lakuš

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Reading societies, known as the gabinetto di lettura, or the casino, appeared in Dalmatia in the middle of the 18th century modelled on their Western European, North Italian and Austrian counterparts. They became centres of social and cultural life in the region. However, their number was very small in comparison with other Central and Western European countries. In spite of that, their statutes can serve a historian as very fertile and useful historical sources. First of all, they can reveal the importance given to books and reading as well as changing attitude towards reading in the course of time. They can also indicate social structure of the reading circles as well as the interaction and communication among the members. In addition, they can reveal the participation of women in social and cultural life, internal functioning of the society, etc. Based on the statutes of several reading societies of the 19th century, this work suggests several important issues. First, it shows that in the first half of the 19th century the membership of these societies was still select and prestigious, acquired by position on the social scale. In other words, reading societies were still confined to very narrow social circles of the educated. Although in Western parts of Europe the reading public became more heterogeneous and open, in Dalmatia reading still preserved its exclusive features. Second, the work also suggests that what some historians of book and reading called the ”reading revolution” or ”revolution in reading” occurred in Dalmatia much later, and even then mostly in urban areas. Some changes in reading habits occurred in the region, albeit to a limited extent and with less influence on society as a whole. Third, the work also demonstrates that from the 1840s reading acquired a new dimension, becoming open to the more social strata and gradually losing its exclusive character. The reading societies, lending libraries and other cultural

  17. Un modelo de mapa neotectónico en la región Nor-oriental de la provincia de Valencia (España

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    Zazo, C.

    1987-04-01

    Full Text Available We are presenting here a neotectonic map model of the northeastern area of Valencia (Spain. This region has been submited to a distensive tectonic in which it is possible to distinguish several phases from the lower-middle Miocene up to now (Simon, 1984. After the studies done in the area, the last important fracturation phase took place in the early Pleistocene, and was particulary strong in the Náquera, Casinos and Chelva areas. The neotectonic map shown here has been based a two maps: the geological one, in which the Plio-Quaternary, and Quaternary deposits are particularly well detailed, and the geomorphological one. The use of the geomorphological units sequence, together with their geometrical distribution (encasement and/or superposition, as well as the representation of the geomorphological features indicating neotectonics such as anomalous slopes (in excess or defect, talweg rectification, anomalous sediment thickness, etc.; can by the only available way to put the recent movements in a temporal scale, especially in areas in which the materials are azoic and the nature of the lithology is similar. Thanks to the possibility to use colours or alphabetical and/or numerical characters to indicate the last movements of the accidents, this map can be used for sismotectonical hazards.Se realiza un modelo de mapa neotectónico en el área Nor-oriental de la provincia de Valencia. Dicha zona está sometida a una tectónica distensiva desde el Mioceno inferior-medio a la actualidad, dentro de la cual pueden ser distinguidas varias fases (Simon, 1984. Después de los estudios realizados en el área, la última fase de fracturación importante sucede en el Pleistoceno inferior, y ésta es particularmente intensa en el área de Náquera, Casinos y Chelva. El mapa neotectónico que aquí se elabora parte de dos mapas base, por un lado el geológico, en el que están particularmente detallados los depósitos correspondientes al Plio-Cuaternario y

  18. Wind Generation on Winnebago Tribal Lands

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    The Winnebago Wind Energy Study evaluated facility-scale, community-scale and commercial-scale wind development on Winnebago Tribal lands in northeastern Nebraska. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has been pursuing wind development in various forms for nearly ten years. Wind monitoring utilizing loaned met towers from NREL took place during two different periods. From April 2001 to April 2002, a 20-meter met tower monitored wind data at the WinnaVegas Casino on the far eastern edge of the Winnebago reservation in Iowa. In late 2006, a 50-meter tower was installed, and subsequently monitored wind data at the WinnaVegas site from late 2006 through late 2008. Significant challenges with the NREL wind monitoring equipment limited the availability of valid data, but based on the available data, average wind speeds between 13.6 – 14.3 miles were indicated, reflecting a 2+/3- wind class. Based on the anticipated cost of energy produced by a WinnaVegas wind turbine, and the utility policies and rates in place at this time, a WinnaVegas wind project did not appear to make economic sense. However, if substantial grant funding were available for energy equipment at the casino site, and if either Woodbury REC backup rates were lower, or NIPCO was willing to pay more for wind power, a WinnaVegas wind project could be feasible. With funding remaining in the DOE-funded project budget,a number of other possible wind project locations on the Winnebago reservation were considered. in early 2009, a NPPD-owned met tower was installed at a site identified in the study pursuant to a verbal agreement with NPPD which provided for power from any ultimately developed project on the Western Winnebago site to be sold to NPPD. Results from the first seven months of wind monitoring at the Western Winnebago site were as expected at just over 7 meters per second at 50-meter tower height, reflecting Class 4 wind speeds, adequate for commercial development. If wind data collected in the remaining

  19. 中远期大宗农产品交易规则的缺陷剖析

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    祖洪涛; 翁洪服

    2011-01-01

    中远期大宗农产品电子交易制度能够发挥便利交易、发现价格和引导订单农业等先进功能,但是在实际运作过程中,由于交易制度设计缺陷和监管缺失,演绎为变相的期货交易模式,实物交割率非常低。在多空双方博弈下,大宗产品价格不再由供求关系决定,反而由投机决定背离了市场服务大宗农产品交易的设立初衷。本文以某花生电子交易市场为例,在交易制度设计层面进行剖析,为中远期市场建设提供一些改进思路。%The electronic transaction system for long and medium-term agricultural products in bulk can facilitate transaction, discover price, guide the order-agriculture and etc. However, due to the transaction system design flaws and lack of supervision, it is often distorted into the Futures Transaction Model and the spot delivery rate is extremely low. The long-term market is easily transformed into a casino, with the prices no longer determined by supply and demand, but decided by speculators. This paper analyses the case of peanut electronic trading market and tries to offer some suggestions for long-term bulk a- gricultural products market construction.

  20. The impact of the Croato-Slovene border and the creation of two nation-states on tourism in Istria

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    Anton Gosar

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses the structure of the tourist economy and analyses tourtist visits in the Slovenian part (the tourist region “Obala in Kras” and the Croatian part (Istarska županija of the lstrian peninsula, in the Northern Adriatic. The discussed time-span 1985 - 1999 falls in the years as Slovenia and Croatia, former republics within the multi-ethnic federation of Yugoslavia, in 1991 declared independence. The rebellion of the Serbs in Croatia (until 1995 and the ongoing conflict in the Balkans have impacted tourism at the most. In addition has the change from the “socialist” to market economy influenced the scene in time of general transition from communism to democracy. This study relates to published data on tourist visits to both regions and towns of Istria. It compares the region in relation to the developments in other parts of the respective states and among each other. The study focuses particular on changes in tourism development strategies, made by the state, due to diverse structures and, finally, financial outcomes of the tourist economies, operating in similar natural and cultural environments. Neither region has yet reached the tourist visits and bed-nights from the years before independence. Croatia falls behind much more than Slovenia. The study states that the Slovenian part is better of due to the proximity to tourist markets and, most obvious, due to new development strategies, adding the 3E experience (Casino, Aqualand to the Mediterranean image. Very informative are the results, which came from qualitative interviews made by students in several coastal cities of Istria in 1999. They add an additional knowledge to the research both countries have conducted /TOMAS/ in 1994 and 1997 in order to improve their image on the global tourist market.

  1. Belief in luck or in skill: which locks people into gambling?

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    Zhou, Kun; Tang, Hui; Sun, Yue; Huang, Gui-Hai; Rao, Li-Lin; Liang, Zhu-Yuan; Li, Shu

    2012-09-01

    According to the social axioms framework, people's beliefs about how the world functions (i.e., internal or external locus of control) are related to their social behaviors. Previous researchers have attempted to relate locus of control to gambling behavior, but the results have not been clear-cut. The present study speculated that the effects of perceived control (i.e., belief in luck and belief in skill) on gambling behavior are domain-specific and vary with the type of gambling. A total of 306 adult Macau residents ranging in age from 18 to 65 with casino gambling experience were recruited by going door to door. Empirical data on gambling frequency and perceived control relating to 13 types of gambling were collected. Our results demonstrated that the effects of belief in luck or skill on gambling behavior varied across different gambling categories. Specifically, for football lottery, Chinese lottery, and baccarat, it was not belief in skill but rather belief in luck that was a positive significant predictor of gambling frequency. Only for slot machines and stud poker did belief in skill significantly predict gambling frequency. For the remaining eight gambling categories, neither belief in luck nor belief in skill could predict gambling frequency. Our findings indicate that neither internal nor external locus of control can consistently explain people's gambling behaviors. Instead, which factor plays a greater role in a person's gambling behavior is dependent on the gambling type. Therefore, the finding that not all gambles are created equal might be a promising avenue for further research and treatment approaches.

  2. Breadth and depth involvement: Understanding Internet gambling involvement and its relationship to gambling problems.

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    LaPlante, Debi A; Nelson, Sarah E; Gray, Heather M

    2014-06-01

    The "involvement effect" refers to the finding that controlling for gambling involvement often reduces or eliminates frequently observed game-specific associations with problem gambling. In other words, broader patterns of gambling behavior, particularly the number of types of games played over a defined period, contribute more to problem gambling than playing specific games (e.g., lottery, casino, Internet gambling). This study extends this burgeoning area of inquiry in three primary ways. First, it tests independently and simultaneously the predictive power of two gambling patterns: breadth involvement (i.e., the number of games an individual plays) and depth involvement (i.e., the number of days an individual plays). Second, it includes the first involvement analyses of actual betting activity records that are associated with clinical screening information. Third, it evaluates and compares the linearity of breadth and depth effects. We conducted analyses of the actual gambling activity of 1,440 subscribers to the bwin.party gambling service who completed an online gambling disorder screen. In all, 11 of the 16 games we examined had a significant univariate association with a positive screen for gambling disorder. However, after controlling for breadth involvement, only Live Action Internet sports betting retained a significant relationship with potential gambling-related problems. Depth involvement, though significantly related to potential problems, did not impact game-based gambling disorder associations as much as breadth involvement. Finally, breadth effects appeared steeply linear, with a slight quadratic component manifesting beyond four games played, but depth effects appeared to have a strong linear component and a slight cubic component.

  3. Voluntary limit setting and player choice in most intense online gamblers: an empirical study of gambling behaviour.

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    Auer, Michael; Griffiths, Mark D

    2013-12-01

    Social responsibility in gambling has become a major issue for the gaming industry. The possibility for online gamblers to set voluntary time and money limits are a social responsibility practice that is now widespread among online gaming operators. The main issue concerns whether the voluntary setting of such limits has any positive impact on subsequent gambling behaviour and whether such measures are of help to problem gamblers. In this paper, this issue is examined through data collected from a representative random sample of 100,000 players who gambled on the win2day gambling website. When opening an account at the win2day site, there is a mandatory requirement for all players to set time and cash-in limits (that cannot exceed 800 per week). During a 3-month period, all voluntary time and/or money limit setting behaviour by a subsample of online gamblers (n = 5,000) within this mandatory framework was tracked and recorded for subsequent data analysis. From the 5,000 gamblers, the 10 % most intense players (as measured by theoretical loss) were further investigated. Voluntary spending limits had the highest significant effect on subsequent monetary spending among casino and lottery gamblers. Monetary spending among poker players significantly decreased after setting a voluntary time limit. The highest significant decrease in playing duration was among poker players after setting a voluntary playing duration limit. The results of the study demonstrated that voluntary limit setting had a specific and significant effect on the studied gamblers. Therefore, voluntary limits appear to show an appropriate effect in the desired target group (i.e., the most gaming intense players).

  4. Sociodemographic Correlates and Morbidity in Lottery Gamblers: Results from a Population Survey.

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    Subramaniam, Mythily; Tang, Benjamin; Abdin, Edimansyah; Vaingankar, Janhavi Ajit; Picco, Louisa; Chong, Siow Ann

    2016-03-01

    The aim of the current study was to examine the socio-demographic correlates, the association of mental and physical illness, and the prevalence of pathological gambling among three groups (1) those with lottery gambling only (2) those with lottery and other types of gambling and (3) those with other types of gambling only-such as playing cards, sports betting, horse racing, casino gambling etc. Data was used from a nationwide cross-sectional epidemiological nationally representative survey of the resident (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) population in Singapore of 6616 Singaporean adults aged 18 years and older. All respondents were administered the South Oaks Gambling Screen to screen for pathological gambling. The diagnoses of mental disorders were established using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview and relevant socio-demographic data was collected using a structured questionnaire. Lottery gambling was by far the most popular form of gambling in Singapore, with 83.5 % of those who had ever gambled indicating that they had participated in lottery gambling. Those who participated in lottery gambling alone were more likely to belong to the older age group (as compared to the 18-35 years age group), be of Indian ethnicity, have a secondary or vocational education, and earn a lower income as compared to the other two groups. Our findings that those with pure lottery gambling were significantly less likely to be pathological gamblers and had significantly lower odds of psychiatric and physical morbidity as compared to the other two groups are unique and need further research.

  5. Caracterización de la demanda turística utilizando técnicas multivariables: Caso de estudio Calderitas, Quintana Roo, México

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    Francisco Javier Güemez Ricalde

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available El sur del Estado de Quintana Roo, entre sus características, cuenta con un tipo de turismo gastronómico potencialmente asociado al ecológico. Allí, la región turística de Calderitas, ubicada a ocho kilómetros de la ciudad de Chetumal, por su cercanía, atrae gran parte de la demanda gastronómica, que incluye la construcción de locales y la aparición de visitantes que se trasladan a los casinos y las zonas de libre comercio en la frontera con Belice. Sin embargo, los turistas se concentran casi exclusivamente en los alimentos, pues recurren poco o nada a otra clase de servicios turísticos que se ofrecen. Por tal motivo, fue necesario identificar el perfil de los visitantes y sus motivaciones, para así orientar la promoción. La investigación que se realizó fue descriptiva, con diseño transversal de campo, e incluye una única medición (agosto de 2009, que se llevó a cabo a través de la aplicación de un cuestionario. La muestra es aleatoria y no probabilística. Se desarrolló con 222 turistas. El trabajo, además, consideró variables de control: edad, sexo, etc.; y, variables explicativas de factores determinantes de la demanda. Finalmente se analizaron segmentación, motivaciones y posicionamiento.

  6. Energy Efficiency Through Lighting Upgrades

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    Berst, Kara [Chickasaw Nation, Ada, OK (United States); Howeth, Maria [Chickasaw Nation, Ada, OK (United States)

    2013-02-26

    Lighting upgrades including neon to LED, incandescent to CFL's and T-12 to T-8 and T-5's were completed through this grant. A total of 16 Chickasaw nation facilities decreased their carbon footprint because of these grant funds. Calculations used were based on comparing the energy usage from the previous year's average and the current energy usage. For facilities without a full year's set of energy bills, the month after installation was compared to the same month from the previous year. Overall, the effect the lighting change-outs had for the gaming centers and casinos far exceeded expectations. For the Madill Gaming Center; both an interior and exterior upgrade was performed which resulted in a 31% decrease in energy consumption. This same reduction was seen in every facility that participated in the grant. Just by simply changing out light bulbs to newer energy efficient equivalents, a decrease in energy usage can be achieved and this was validated by the return on investment seen at Chickasaw Nation facilities. Along with the technical project tasks were awareness sessions presented at Chickasaw Head Starts. The positive message of environmental stewardship was passed down to head start students and passed along to Chickasaw employees. Excitement was created in those that learned what they could do to help reduce their energy bills and many followed through and took the idea home. For a fairy low cost, the general public can also use this technique to lower their energy consumption both at home and at work. Although the idea behind the project was somewhat simple, true benefits have been gained through environmental awareness and reductions of energy costs.

  7. Simulation of the shallow groundwater-flow system in the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Forest County, Wisconsin

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    Fienen, Michael N.; Saad, David A.; Juckem, Paul F.

    2013-01-01

    The shallow groundwater system in the Forest County Potawatomi Comminity, Forest County, Wisconsin, was simulated by expanding and recalibrating a previously calibrated regional model. The existing model was updated using newly collected water-level measurements, inclusion of surface-water features beyond the previous near-field boundary, and refinements to surface-water features. The updated model then was used to calculate the area contributing recharge for seven existing and three proposed pumping locations on lands of the Forest County Potawatomi Community. The existing wells were the subject of a 2004 source-water evaluation in which areas contributing recharge were calculated using the fixed-radius method. The motivation for the present (2012) project was to improve the level of detail of areas contributing recharge for the existing wells and to provide similar analysis for the proposed wells. Delineated 5- and 10-year areas contributing recharge for existing and proposed wells extend from the areas of pumping to delineate the area at the surface contributing recharge to the wells. Steady-state pumping was simulated for two scenarios: a base-pumping scenario using pumping rates that reflect what the Community currently (2012) pumps (or plans to in the case of proposed wells), and a high-pumping scenario in which the rate was set to the maximum expected from wells installed in this area, according to the Forest County Potawatomi Community Natural Resources Department. In general, the 10-year areas contributing recharge did not intersect surface-water bodies. The 5- and 10-year areas contributing recharge simulated at the maximum pumping rate at Bug Lake Road may intersect Bug Lake. At the casino near the Town of Carter, Wisconsin, the 10-year areas contributing recharge intersect infiltration ponds. At the Devils Lake and Lois Crow Drive wells, areas contributing recharge are near cultural features, including residences.

  8. Regeneration of the Urban Coastal area of Scheveningen: Pearl by the Sea

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    Full Text Available Nowhere was the advancing globalization so visible as in the coastal area of Scheveningen, one of northwest Europe’s seaside resorts with a wealthy tradition nearby the capital city of The Hague. In the 19th century a consortium of bankers from Paris, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam established a fashionable European beach resort right next to a medieval fishing village with a Kurhaus Spa and Casino accessible to the general public. At the end of the 20th century the bathing resort lost its image and most of the fishing industry moved away leaving the coastal zone in a crisis. The municipality decided to give the coastline an economic impulse. Not only that, their ambitions were grandiose. In 2005 they got the idea to make Scheveningen the Second International Center of The Hague with impressive architecture and town planning. The beach, the old fishing village, and the fishery at the harbor were connected into a close urban ensemble by the North Sea by a splendid boulevard. However, the financial crisis in 2008 put an end to extravagant developmental plans, to the great relief of coastal residents. They especially feared the expansion of tourism into the residential areas even though tourism had brought and would continue to bring prosperity to the area. The old fishing village was kept intact while the harbor transformed quite differently than sketched and the seaside decayed, losing to its rival the First International Center: the old town of The Hague. How could this have happened to the Pearl on the Sea? Was it the crisis or the stubbornness of residents and entrepreneurs? Or was it the unworldliness of administrators?  

  9. Identidad en la gastronomía de la frontera México-Belice ¿Producto turístico?

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    Francisco J. Güemes Ricalde

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    Full Text Available La identidad gastronómica, desde la perspectiva del turismo cultural, se considera como un atractivo más para el mercado: platillos regionales son, en ocasiones, el motivo principal de la visita de los turistas. Por esta razón, en este artículo se analiza si existe una identidad gastronómica en la frontera sur de México con el país vecino, Belice, región con raíces culturales principalmente anglo-africanas, mexicanas y caribeñas. Fundamentalmente, se busca determinar si la gastronomía representa una oportunidad para consolidar un producto en el mercado turístico propio de la región. Mediante entrevistas personales y la técnica de muestreo se hace el análisis de la oferta actual y las preferencias de los visitantes atraídos a la zona por la promoción de un turismo cultural y de naturaleza, en combinación con la existencia de los casinos y el comercio en zona libre. Los resultados revelan que si bien hay una gran demanda gastronómica por parte del turismo nacional, éstos no perciben la presencia de una identidad gastronómica propia, desarrollada con características de producto turístico. El reciente y constante cambio de los asentamientos humanos en la zona, tradicionalmente aislada en la selva y caracterizada por constantes luchas entre castas, es una de las causas de esta falta de identidad.

  10. A Model-based Analysis of Impulsivity Using a Slot-Machine Gambling Paradigm

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    Saee ePaliwal

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    Full Text Available Impulsivity plays a key role in decision-making under uncertainty. It is a significant contributor to problem and pathological gambling. Standard assessments of impulsivity by questionnaires, however, have various limitations, partly because impulsivity is a broad, multi-faceted concept. What remains unclear is which of these facets contribute to shaping gambling behavior. In the present study, we investigated impulsivity as expressed in a gambling setting by applying computational modeling to data from 47 healthy male volunteers who played a realistic, virtual slot-machine gambling task. Behaviorally, we found that impulsivity, as measured independently by the 11th revision of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11, correlated significantly with an aggregate read-out of the following gambling responses: bet increases, machines switches, casino switches and double-ups. Using model comparison, we compared a set of hierarchical Bayesian belief-updating models, i.e. the Hierarchical Gaussian Filter (HGF and Rescorla-Wagner reinforcement learning models, with regard to how well they explained different aspects of the behavioral data. We then examined the construct validity of our winning models with multiple regression, relating subject-specific model parameter estimates to the individual BIS-11 total scores. In the most predictive model (a three-level HGF, the two free parameters encoded uncertainty-dependent mechanisms of belief updates and significantly explained BIS-11 variance across subjects. Furthermore, in this model, decision noise was a function of trial-wise uncertainty about winning probability. Collectively, our results provide a proof of concept that hierarchical Bayesian models can characterize the decision-making mechanisms linked to impulsivity. These novel indices of gambling mechanisms unmasked during actual play may be useful for online prevention measures for at-risk players and future assessments of pathological gambling.

  11. Research on the Present Situation of Anti-corruption Money Laundering in Specific Non-financial Sectors and Its Countermeasures%特定非金融领域反腐败洗钱的现状与对策

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    Corr uption money laundering can be divided into three steps, including placement, layering and integration, and it has displayed a tendency to extend from financial sectors to non-financial sectors. Money laundering in non-financial sectors is becoming more and more subtle, complex and professional. Casinos, enterprises of real estate, lawyers, and accountants provide favorable conditions for money-laundering by exploiting their own advantages. To prevent corruption money laundering in spe-cific non-financial sectors, we should include the specific non-financial institutions into the obligation subjects of anti-corrup-tion, stipulate the content of anti-corruption money laundering obligations, establish an incentive and compensation mechanism, and draw up corresponding disciplinary measures so as to curb the further spread of corruption.%腐败洗钱分为放置、离析、合并三阶段,并且已经呈现出从金融领域渗透至非金融领域的趋势。非金融领域的洗钱行为愈发隐蔽、复杂和专业化。赌场、房地产企业、高价值物品交易商、律师、会计师等利用其自身优势和专业知识为腐败洗钱提供了有利条件。因此,防止特定非金融领域的腐败洗钱,要将特定的非金融机构纳入反腐败洗钱的义务主体,规定反腐败洗钱义务的内容,建立反洗钱激励和补偿机制并制定相应的惩戒措施,以遏制腐败进一步蔓延。

  12. From Racecourse to People's Park and People's Square: The historical changes and the symbolic meaning%从跑马厅到人民公园人民广场:历史变迁与象征意义

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    2008-01-01

    上海跑马厅始建于1850年,1951年被改为人民公园人民广场.随着其自身功能的变化和时代思潮的变迁,跑马厅的象征意义一变再变,由起初比较单一的休闲场所,变为后来骗财害命的赌场、歧视华人的场所、帝国主义炫耀武力的地方和众恶丛集的魔鬼象征.改变跑马厅的呼声与反对帝国主义、收回租界、向往文明和民主的斗争一起高涨.从20世纪30年代至50年代,尽管政权发生更替,但是思想领域存在着明显的持续性.%Shanghai Racecourse was established at 1850, it was finally transformed into People's Park and People's Square in 1951. The Racecourse was originally just a simple recreational center. However, with the change of its own function and the trend of thought, it changed into a casino of cheating and murder, a place of discrimination against Chinese, a stage for the imperialists to show off their power and violence and a symbol of all evil things. The appeal to change the Racecourse echoed to the demand of opposing imperialism, taking back the concession, desire for civilization and democracy. From 1930s to 1950s, even though great change took place in the ruling party and the political power, there was an obvious continuity in the domain of thought and ideology.

  13. Traveling through time: Respect and use of Virgin Mary icons in Serbian tradition and nowadays

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    Pavićević Aleksandra

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The beginning of the process of repeated actualisation and revitalisation in Serbia coincided with the beginning of the social, economic and political crisis on the territory of the former SFRY, which took place in the beginning of 1990s.On the official political (and life scene during the 1990s and in the first decade of the 21 century, religious symbols have been used liberally. In everyday life, casinos, brothels and new cars are consecrated, religious paraphernalia become current fashion accessories, icons are used to decorate premises of political parties, tycoons and businessmen, while images of saints entice customers from consumer goods, such as paper napkins, towels, key rings, spirits bottles, etc. Festive days, holidays, transitional and critical situations are frequently marked with mass gatherings under religious text or implications, but certainly once again using religious paraphernalia, only this time those which evoke collectivity and national unity. Thus, while in public premises it is usual to see an icon of St. Sava, the first Serbian archbishop, as well as the icon of the White Angel, a detail from the painting The myrrh-bearers on Christ's grave, at mass celebrations, but equally so at revolutionary street protest rallies (which in the capital were plentiful during the last dozen years, as well as at celebrations of town Patron Saint's days and various festivities, there appears the image of the Theotokos. Leading processional walks of the towns, it emerges as a symbol which manages to mobilise the nation with its fullness and multi-layered meaning. Political and ideological usage of Virgin Mary icons is characteristic of not only modern Serbian society. This paper also brings the review of traditional cult and respect of Virgin Mary and Her icons and their usage in secular context in previous historical periods.

  14. Spatial panel analyses of alcohol outlets and motor vehicle crashes in California: 1999-2008.

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    Ponicki, William R; Gruenewald, Paul J; Remer, Lillian G

    2013-06-01

    Although past research has linked alcohol outlet density to higher rates of drinking and many related social problems, there is conflicting evidence of density's association with traffic crashes. An abundance of local alcohol outlets simultaneously encourages drinking and reduces driving distances required to obtain alcohol, leading to an indeterminate expected impact on alcohol-involved crash risk. This study separately investigates the effects of outlet density on (1) the risk of injury crashes relative to population and (2) the likelihood that any given crash is alcohol-involved, as indicated by police reports and single-vehicle nighttime status of crashes. Alcohol outlet density effects are estimated using Bayesian misalignment Poisson analyses of all California ZIP codes over the years 1999-2008. These misalignment models allow panel analysis of ZIP-code data despite frequent redefinition of postal-code boundaries, while also controlling for overdispersion and the effects of spatial autocorrelation. Because models control for overall retail density, estimated alcohol-outlet associations represent the extra effect of retail establishments selling alcohol. The results indicate a number of statistically well-supported associations between retail density and crash behavior, but the implied effects on crash risks are relatively small. Alcohol-serving restaurants have a greater impact on overall crash risks than on the likelihood that those crashes involve alcohol, whereas bars primarily affect the odds that crashes are alcohol-involved. Off-premise outlet density is negatively associated with risks of both crashes and alcohol involvement, while the presence of a tribal casino in a ZIP code is linked to higher odds of police-reported drinking involvement. Alcohol outlets in a given area are found to influence crash risks both locally and in adjacent ZIP codes, and significant spatial autocorrelation also suggests important relationships across geographical units

  15. Problem gambling and the circumstances facing older people : a study of gaming machine players aged 60+ in licensed clubs.

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    Southwell, Jenni; Boreham, Paul; Laffan, Warren

    2008-06-01

    Local gambling venues are an important contemporary context for older people's gambling in many parts of the world typically being more accessible to this segment of the population than traditional, centralised gambling venues, such as casinos. This study, undertaken in South East Queensland, analyses older people's electronic gaming machine (EGM) behaviour and motivations, specifically in the context of licensed social and recreational clubs-a popular local gambling venue in many parts of Australia. The study gathered data via a postal survey of 80 managers of licensed clubs, interviews with Gambling Help services and a survey of 414 people aged 60+ who regularly play EGMs, self-administered on site at local clubs. The analysis undertaken suggests that certain age-related circumstances of older people-such as being without a partner, having a disability that impacts on everyday activities, having a low annual income, and no longer participating in the workforce-are associated with higher overall levels of motivation for playing EGMs and greater reliance on EGMs to meet social, recreational and mental health needs. Over a quarter of the older people surveyed (27%) reported drawing on their savings to fund their EGM gambling. Certain categories of older people, including those who were without a partner and those with a disability, were more likely to report drawing on their savings to fund EGM play and betting more than they could afford to lose, pointing to age-related vulnerabilities older people may experience to the negative impacts of gambling given the greater likelihood of their dependency on smaller, fixed incomes. The explanatory contribution of a range of demographic and motivational variables on problem/moderate risk gambling status was computed via a logistic regression model. Younger age (60-69), male gender, single marital status and being motivated to play EGMs to experience excitement and to win money all emerged as significant predictors in the

  16. A model-based analysis of impulsivity using a slot-machine gambling paradigm.

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    Paliwal, Saee; Petzschner, Frederike H; Schmitz, Anna Katharina; Tittgemeyer, Marc; Stephan, Klaas E

    2014-01-01

    Impulsivity plays a key role in decision-making under uncertainty. It is a significant contributor to problem and pathological gambling (PG). Standard assessments of impulsivity by questionnaires, however, have various limitations, partly because impulsivity is a broad, multi-faceted concept. What remains unclear is which of these facets contribute to shaping gambling behavior. In the present study, we investigated impulsivity as expressed in a gambling setting by applying computational modeling to data from 47 healthy male volunteers who played a realistic, virtual slot-machine gambling task. Behaviorally, we found that impulsivity, as measured independently by the 11th revision of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11), correlated significantly with an aggregate read-out of the following gambling responses: bet increases (BIs), machines switches (MS), casino switches (CS), and double-ups (DUs). Using model comparison, we compared a set of hierarchical Bayesian belief-updating models, i.e., the Hierarchical Gaussian Filter (HGF) and Rescorla-Wagner reinforcement learning (RL) models, with regard to how well they explained different aspects of the behavioral data. We then examined the construct validity of our winning models with multiple regression, relating subject-specific model parameter estimates to the individual BIS-11 total scores. In the most predictive model (a three-level HGF), the two free parameters encoded uncertainty-dependent mechanisms of belief updates and significantly explained BIS-11 variance across subjects. Furthermore, in this model, decision noise was a function of trial-wise uncertainty about winning probability. Collectively, our results provide a proof of concept that hierarchical Bayesian models can characterize the decision-making mechanisms linked to the impulsive traits of an individual. These novel indices of gambling mechanisms unmasked during actual play may be useful for online prevention measures for at-risk players and future

  17. [Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) in Gambling Disorder and Its Treatment].

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    Moriyama, Nariakira

    2016-10-01

    the lead in providing diagnosis and treatment, are showing little interest in gambling problems. Unless all psychiatrists develop the ability to deal with the disease effectively, there is little hope for patients and families to see a light at the end of the tunnel. It is also time for the administration to implement necessary measures instead of averting its eyes from the harsh reality and promoting publicly managed gambling. Considering the miserable situation, the administration should not lift its ban on the casino industry.

  18. Is incremental hemodialysis ready to return on the scene? From empiricism to kinetic modelling.

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    Basile, Carlo; Casino, Francesco Gaetano; Kalantar-Zadeh, Kamyar

    2017-03-23

    Most people who make the transition to maintenance dialysis therapy are treated with a fixed dose thrice-weekly hemodialysis regimen without considering their residual kidney function (RKF). The RKF provides effective and naturally continuous clearance of both small and middle molecules, plays a major role in metabolic homeostasis, nutritional status, and cardiovascular health, and aids in fluid management. The RKF is associated with better patient survival and greater health-related quality of life, although these effects may be confounded by patient comorbidities. Preservation of the RKF requires a careful approach, including regular monitoring, avoidance of nephrotoxins, gentle control of blood pressure to avoid intradialytic hypotension, and an individualized dialysis prescription including the consideration of incremental hemodialysis. There is currently no standardized method for applying incremental hemodialysis in practice. Infrequent (once- to twice-weekly) hemodialysis regimens are often used arbitrarily, without knowing which patients would benefit the most from them or how to escalate the dialysis dose as RKF declines over time. The recently heightened interest in incremental hemodialysis has been hindered by the current limitations of the urea kinetic models (UKM) which tend to overestimate the dialysis dose required in the presence of substantial RKF. This is due to an erroneous extrapolation of the equivalence between renal urea clearance (Kru) and dialyser urea clearance (Kd), correctly assumed by the UKM, to the clinical domain. In this context, each ml/min of Kd clears the urea from the blood just as 1 ml/min of Kru does. By no means should such kinetic equivalence imply that 1 ml/min of Kd is clinically equivalent to 1 ml/min of urea clearance provided by the native kidneys. A recent paper by Casino and Basile suggested a variable target model (VTM) as opposed to the fixed model, because the VTM gives more clinical weight to the RKF and allows

  19. Monitoreo de los niveles de ruido ambiental en el barrio el Poblado aplicando la técnica geoestadística del kriging poligonal

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    Sánchez A. Luís Hernán

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    Full Text Available Este artículo contiene los resultados del monitoreo del ruido ambiental (RA sobre la franja horaria diurna (LEQD en los barrios El Poblado (14 muestras y Lalinde (2 muestras, del área urbana del municipio de Medellín. El muestreo fue realizado durante 7 días en el mes de julio de 2008 y la información fue evaluada en el Centro de Geoestadística de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. El análisis estructural de la variable ruido ambiental se basó en la regionalización de 417 datos tomados en el área urbana del municipio de Medellín, para el proyecto "Mapas acústicos y de concentración de monóxido de carbono de los municipios del área metropolitana del valle de Aburrá". La estructura variográfica fue acoplada a un modelo cúbico con rango de influencia de 780 metros y una desviación estándar real de 4.45 dB(A, la cual representa el 97% de la varianza teórica o estadística. Con base en estos resultados, se estimó para el barrio El Poblado utilizando la técnica del Kriging Poligonal, el nivel de RA entre 65 y 69 dB(A con un error relativo del 4%, que permite considerar geoestadísticamente este nivel de ruido en la categoría de probado. Por otro lado, el nivel de RA estimado para el barrio Lalinde podría variar en el intervalo 66 y 74 dB(A, con un error relativo del 38%, categorizado como un nivel de RA Posible; este último resultado indica que no es suficiente una muestra para categorizar el nivel acústico. El nivel de RA máximo estimado permite considerar el barrio El Poblado en el estándar de RA (decreto 0627/2006 adecuado para un Sector C y apropiado para zonas con usos permitidos comerciales, como centros comerciales, almacenes, locales o instalaciones de tipo comercial, talleres de mecánica automotriz e industrial, centros deportivos y recreativos, gimnasios, restaurantes, bares, tabernas, discotecas, bingos, casinos.

  20. One year of smokefree bars and restaurants in New Zealand: Impacts and responses

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    Wilson Nick

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background New Zealand introduced a smokefree bars and restaurants policy in December 2004. We reviewed the data available at December 2005 on the main public health, societal and political impacts and responses within New Zealand to the new law. Methods Data were collected from publicly available survey reports, and from government departments and interviews. This included data on smoking in bars, attitudes to smokefree bars, bar patronage, socially cued smoking, and perceived rights to smokefree workplaces. Results The proportion of surveyed bars with smoking occurring decreased from 95% to 3% during July 2004 – April 2005. Between 2004 and 2005, public support for smokefree bars rose from 56% to 69%. In the same period, support for the rights of bar workers to have smokefree workplaces rose from 81% to 91%. During the first ten months of the smokefree bars policy, there were only 196 complaints to officials about smoking in the over 9900 licensed premises. The proportion of smokers who reported that they smoked more than normal at bars, nightclubs, casinos and cafés halved between 2004 and 2005 (from 58% to 29%. Seasonally adjusted sales in bars and clubs changed little (0.6% increase between the first three quarters of 2004 and of 2005, while café and restaurant sales increased by 9.3% in the same period. Both changes continued existing trends. Compared to the same period in 2004, average employment during the first three quarters of 2005 was up 24% for 'pubs, taverns and bars', up 9% for cafés/restaurants, and down 8% for clubs (though employment in 'pubs, taverns and bars' may have been affected by unusually high patronage around a major sports-series. The proportion of bar managers who approved of smokefree bars increased from 44% to 60% between November 2004 and May 2005. Bar managers also reported increased agreement with the rights of bar workers and patrons to smokefree environments. The main reported concerns of the

  1. Evaluating the Effectiveness of France's Indoor Smoke-Free Law 1 Year and 5 Years after Implementation: Findings from the ITC France Survey.

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    Geoffrey T Fong

    Full Text Available France implemented a comprehensive smoke-free law in two phases: Phase 1 (February 2007 banned smoking in workplaces, shopping centres, airports, train stations, hospitals, and schools; Phase 2 (January 2008 banned smoking in hospitality venues (bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos, nightclubs. This paper evaluates France's smoke-free law based on the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project in France (the ITC France Project, which conducted a cohort survey of approximately 1,500 smokers and 500 non-smokers before the implementation of the laws (Wave 1 and two waves after the implementation (Waves 2 and 3. Results show that the smoke-free law led to a very significant and near-total elimination of observed smoking in key venues such as bars (from 94-97% to 4% and restaurants (from 60-71% to 2-3% at Wave 2, which was sustained four years later (6-8% in bars; 1-2% in restaurants. The reduction in self-reported smoking by smoking respondents was nearly identical to the effects shown in observed smoking. Observed smoking in workplaces declined significantly after the law (from 41-48% to 18-20%, which continued to decline at Wave 3 (to 14-15%. Support for the smoke-free laws increased significantly after their implementation and continued to increase at Wave 3 (p<.001 among smokers for bars and restaurants; p<.001 among smokers and p = .003 for non-smokers for workplaces. The findings demonstrate that smoke-free policies that are implemented in ways consistent with the Guidelines for Article 8 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC lead to substantial and sustained reductions in indoor smoking while also leading to high levels of support by the public. Moreover, contrary to arguments by opponents of smoke-free laws, smoking in the home did not increase after the law was implemented and prevalence of smoke-free homes among smokers increased from 23.2% before the law to 37.2% 5 years after the law.

  2. Genetic Parameter Estimates for Growth and Wood Quality of Corymbia citriodora%斑皮桉生长性状及木材材性遗传参数估算

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    兰俊; 吴永富; 罗建中; 吴兵; Raymond C A

    2011-01-01

    Four C. citriodora clonal trials, located at Urunga, Coifs Harbour, Grafton and Casino on the north coast of New South Wales, were sampled to estimate genetic parameters for growth and non - destruc- tive wood properties. Both growth traits and wood properties were under strong genetic control, with broad- sense hefitabilities(H2) ranging from 0.46 to 0.71 for diameter at breast height (DBH) over bark and total tree height(HT) ,0.52 to 0.77 for pilodyn value and 0.64 to 0.85 for FAKOPP value. Pilodyn and FAKOPP were positively correlated, whilst neither of them had significant relationship with DBH. Site effects on growth and wood quality were significant. Little genotype by environment interactions (GEl) was observed. By compari- son, the relatively lower correlations for DBH meant small GEl occurred.%分别以位于澳大利亚新南威尔士州北部沿海地区Urunga、Coffs Harbour、Grafton和Casino的4个斑皮桉无性系试验作为研究对象,测定其林木生长性状和木材材性并进行遗传参数估算。研究表明,林木生长性状和木材材性均受到较高的遗传控制,胸径和树高的广义遗传力(H2)在0.46~0.71之间,Pilodyn值的广义遗传力在0.52~0.77之间,FAKOPP值的广义遗传力在0.64~0.85之间;Pilodyn值与FAKOPP值呈显著的正相关关系,但二者与胸径均无显著相关性;环境因子对生长性状和木材材性的影响显著;遗传与环境交互作用对木材材性影响不显著,但对生长性状如胸径有一定影响。

  3. Integrated Approach to Peace & Human Security in the 21st Century

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    Garry Jacobs

    2016-10-01

    sovereignty, regulation of the global casino, recognition of the fundamental right to employment and economic security, and a realization of the essential role that cultural diversity plays in the evolution of the human race. New theory is needed to unify the disparate fields of social science by development of a transdisciplinary, human-centered perspective of society and social evolution. Formulation of a unifying social theory requires a radical shift from reductionist analytic thinking and mechanistic systems thinking to a more organic, integrated form of thinking that views society as a living organism and regards peace and security as emergent properties of harmonious social organization. These objectives can be significantly advanced by establishment of a new type of international center for human security dedicated to combining new thinking on these issues with practical political initiatives for their implementation.

  4. The Las Vegas Strip as a Genuinely Invented Global Landscape

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    Daniel Ortega

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Las Vegas, Nevada, is typically recognised as a place via a single urban gesture, that gesture being Las Vegas Boulevard, which is more commonly referred to as "The Strip". In constructing a thesis around the theme, "Here or There? Interconnections between the Global and the Local", one cannot ignore the invitation to discuss globalisation and its effects on a particular local fabric. For the purpose of this text, globalisation can be thought of as what Carmona et al describe as an intricate series of events leading to the world "becoming increasingly interconnected, with centralised decision making exploiting economies of scale and standardisation" (2003: 101. The centralised decision-making process for The Strip is evident in the strategy to develop individually themed casino resorts along Las Vegas Boulevard that respond to a competitive economy, thus creating a newly standardised landscape. If we also understand that globalisation can be thought of as the development of an interconnected world where economic, political and cultural boundaries can be easily crossed, this work can begin to define how the Las Vegas Strip is a genuinely invented global landscape. This paper addresses the "here-ness" as well as the "there-ness" of The Strip, while offering a dialectical framework for establishing a meaning of place by having 'there' placed 'here'. By employing semiological interpretations of real landscapes from around the globe (for example, Venturi et al, 1972, The Strip becomes a newly invented landscape of "simulations" (Baudrillard, 1988. As such, The Strip acts as a narrative that forms a unique place, opening the door to questions of authenticity and identity. This paper concludes by focusing on the question of "Here or There?" as an appropriate deviation from the assumed role that the post-modern landscape of the Las Vegas Strip plays. This work is intended to be a point of departure from the frequent criticism of the Las Vegas Strip as

  5. Effectiveness of a Positive Youth Development Program for Secondary 1 Students in Macau: A Pilot Study

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available With the rapid change to society after the opening of the gaming licensure by the government and the potential attraction to youth caused by the casinos, a well-tested and comprehensive adolescent development program previously established in Hong Kong was adopted and modified to be used in Macau. It is expected to help our adolescents achieve positive growth and be better prepared for future challenges. The aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness of the modified positive youth development program for Secondary 1 Students in Macau. Specifically, two research questions will be asked: (1 How does the positive youth development program affect positive growth for youth in Macau?; and (2 Is youth growth related to different factors such as gender, age, family financial condition, and parents' marital status? A mixed research method with a quantitative approach using a pre- and post-test pre-experimental design, and a qualitative approach using a focus group for the participants is carried out. The study sample included 232 Secondary 1 Students in two schools. The objective outcome evaluation showed that, overall, 123 (53% of the participants had significant improvement on the total scores of the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale (CPYDS and the two composite scores. However, there were some increases in the behavioral intention of alcohol drinking and participation in gambling activities. The “happiness of the family life” was found to have significant differences in the score of the CPYDS, which was shown to be the factor related to youth growth. The focus group interviews revealed that both positive and negative feedback was obtained from the discussion; however, the majority of the participants perceived benefits to themselves from the program. With reference to the principle of triangulation, the present study suggests that, based on both quantitative and qualitative evaluation findings, it should be concluded that there is

  6. Effectiveness of a positive youth development program for secondary 1 students in Macau: a pilot study.

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    Luk, Andrew L; Au, Annah M L; Leong, K M; Zhu, Michelle M X; Lau, G B; Wong, Tammy C P; Lei, Nancy W I

    2011-05-26

    With the rapid change to society after the opening of the gaming licensure by the government and the potential attraction to youth caused by the casinos, a well-tested and comprehensive adolescent development program previously established in Hong Kong was adopted and modified to be used in Macau. It is expected to help our adolescents achieve positive growth and be better prepared for future challenges. The aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness of the modified positive youth development program for Secondary 1 Students in Macau. Specifically, two research questions will be asked: (1) How does the positive youth development program affect positive growth for youth in Macau?; and (2) Is youth growth related to different factors such as gender, age, family financial condition, and parents' marital status? A mixed research method with a quantitative approach using a pre- and post-test pre-experimental design, and a qualitative approach using a focus group for the participants is carried out. The study sample included 232 Secondary 1 Students in two schools. The objective outcome evaluation showed that, overall, 123 (53%) of the participants had significant improvement on the total scores of the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale (CPYDS) and the two composite scores. However, there were some increases in the behavioral intention of alcohol drinking and participation in gambling activities. The "happiness of the family life" was found to have significant differences in the score of the CPYDS, which was shown to be the factor related to youth growth. The focus group interviews revealed that both positive and negative feedback was obtained from the discussion; however, the majority of the participants perceived benefits to themselves from the program. With reference to the principle of triangulation, the present study suggests that, based on both quantitative and qualitative evaluation findings, it should be concluded that there is positive evidence

  7. Bacterial signaling and motility: Sure bets

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    Zhulin, Igor B [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) & Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

    2008-01-01

    The IX International Conference on Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction (BLAST IX) was held from 14 to 19 January 2007 in Laughlin, NV, a town in the Mojave Desert on the Nevada-Arizona border near old Route 66 and along the banks of the Colorado River. This area is a home to rattlesnakes, sagebrush, abandoned gold mines, and compulsive gamblers. What better venue could scientists possibly dream of for a professional meeting? So there they were, about 190 scientists gathered in the Aquarius Casino Resort, the largest hotel and casino in Laughlin, discussing the latest advances in the field. Aside from a brief excursion to an abandoned gold mine and a dinner cruise on the Colorado River, the scientists focused on nothing but their data and hypotheses, in spirited arguments and rebuttals, and outlined their visions and future plans in a friendly and open environment. The BLAST IX program was dense, with nearly 50 talks and over 90 posters. For that reason, this meeting report will not attempt to be comprehensive; instead it will first provide general background information on the central topics of the meeting and then highlight only a few talks that were of special interest to us and hopefully to the wider scientific community. We will also attempt to articulate some of the future directions or perspectives to the best of our abilities. The best known and understood bacterial motility mechanism is swimming powered by flagella. The rotation of bacterial flagella drives this form of bacterial movement in an aqueous environment. A bacterial flagellum consists of a helical filament attached to the cell body through a complex structure known as the hook-basal body, which drives flagellar rotation. The essential components of the basal body are the MotA-MotB motor-stator proteins bound to the cytoplasmic membrane. These stator proteins interact with proteins that comprise the supramembrane and cytoplasmic rings, which are components of the motor imbedded in the

  8. 论澳门博彩业与产业适度多元化

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    since the opening of commercial ports, Macau has been an export-oriented micro-economy and one of the smallest cities with the highest population density in the world. Macau has limited natural resources:its area is only 29.2 square kilometers. Its population is only 55 million. Thus the capacity of economic activities is limited in Macau so that it highly relies on external economic forces. Gaming industry is the pillar industry of Macao. After the legalization on gaming in 1847 and based on its long-term experience on gaming business, Macau becomes a well-known casino city in the world, named as the"Oriental Monte Carlo". Macau's economy has experienced a period of instability before its handover to Mainland China in 1999, while during the first decade after its handover, it experienced a rapid growth of economy. Although the secondary industry has gradually declined due to its northward relocation trend, the tertiary industry, especially after the reform of license of gaming and tourism, has quickly become the main driving force of the economic development. However, the oversimplified industrial structure restrains the sustainable economic development of Macau. Unprecedented impacts were brought to Macau during Asian economic crisis in 1997 and the global"financial tsunami"in 2009. In January 2009 when President Xi Jinping visited Macau, he expressed supports on the development of appropriate economic diversity of Macau to promote its long-term prosperity and stability. This paper investigates the changes of industrial structure and development of the gaming industry in Macau before and after its handover to the Mainland. Based on the comprehensive comparison with Las Vegas and Monte Carlo, the two famous casino cities in the world, this paper analyzes the internal structure of the gaming industry of Macau, in order to explore how to enhance its economic diversity and sustainable development by gaming Industry.%自开埠以来,澳门已是一个外向型

  9. 某区暗娼人群性病、艾滋病综合干预效果的分析%Evalution of AIDS Intervention Program among Demimondaine People in A District

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    黎建海; 戚志东

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    Objective We evaluated the effectiveness of AIDS annual behavioral intervention program among female sex workers in Yuncheng district of Yunfu city.Methods Comprehensive AIDS behavioral intervention program was conducted annually to collected the data from the targets that choose 45 casinos randomly in Yuncheng district of Yunfu city. So we could compare the difference before and after the intervention of HIV/AIDS related knowledge awareness of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), condom use, such as a sexually transmitted disease prevalence index changes. Result The rate of population STD AIDS related knowledge awareness has risen from 68.3% before intervention to 93.33% after intervention. A recent commercial behavior condom utilization rate rose from 41.47% to 86.59% after the intervention. The STD infection rates were down from 19.72% to 8.31% after intervention.Conclusion Through comprehensive intervention demimondaine groups preventing disease AIDS infections had more significant effect in Yuncheng district of Yunfu city.%目的:了解对云浮市云城区暗娼人群实施性病、艾滋病综合干预的效果,为进一步开展行为干预提供相关信息和依据。方法随机抽取云浮市云城区内45家娱乐场所为干预目标场所,对目标场所的暗娼进行性病、艾滋病的健康教育与行为干预,比较干预前后暗娼人群的性病、艾滋病相关知识知晓率,安全套使用率、性病患病率等指标变化。结果目标场所暗娼人群性病艾滋病相关知识知晓率从干预前的68.3%上升到干预后的93.33%;最近一次商业性行为安全套使用率从干预前的41.47%上升到干预后的86.59%;性病感染率从干预前的19.72%下降到干预后的8.31%。结论云浮市云城区通过综合干预设施对暗娼人群预防性病、艾滋病取得较为显著的效果。

  10. Another Look at a Bahamian Mystery: The Murder of Sir Harry Oakes

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    LeGrand, Cathy

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Stop me if you've heard this one:The richest man in the Bahamas, no, the richest man in the British empire, is murdered in his bed. He has suffered a fatal head wound caused by a boat's winch lever. Or by bullets from a small-caliber gun. No, by a conch shell. Or by some blunt object close at hand, still unidentified.The rich man's body is set afire in order to burn down his house and conceal the details of the crime. Or as a diversionary tactic, to confuse the authorities. No, in a voodoo ritual.The killer is his son-in-law. Or his houseguest. Or a mafia hitman.The reason for the murder: to eliminate a powerful opponent of casino gambling. Or to prevent this rich man from leaving the Bahamas with his businesses and wealth. Or to avenge the rich man's resentment of his daughter's choice of husband. Or to steal the enormous horde of gold reported to be hidden in his house.The richest man in the Bahamas (if not the whole Empire was Sir Harry Oakes, who earned his fortune from gold prospecting and spent the rest of his life avoiding the tax man. He was found murdered in the morning of 8 July 1943, having been killed sometime after midnight during a summer thunderstorm. His body, bearing four lethal head wounds and burns from the fire, was discovered the next morning by his close friend and houseguest, Harold Christie, an influential Bahamian estate agent.Add to this cast of characters a smooth-operating Mauritian (Alfred de Marigny married to Oakes' young daughter; a former King of England (the Duke of Windsor, now forced to serve this tiny colonial outpost; and the Duke's scandalous wife (the Duchess of Windsor, for whom he renounced his crown.Also, factor in the war raging around the globe. France had recently fallen to the Nazis; German U-boats patrolled the Atlantic; and the shortages and other exigencies of wartime were the rule. The trial of Alfred deMarigny, Oakes' son-in-law, made international news and his eventual acquittal left the case

  11. Elk Valley Rancheria Energy Efficiency and Alternatives Analysis

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    Ed Wait, Elk Valley Rancheria; Frank Ziano & Associates, Inc.

    2011-11-30

    energy usages will determine the demand, forecast future need and identify the differences in energy costs, narrowing the focus of the work and defining its scope. The Tribe's peak demand periods will help determine the scope of need for alternative energy sources. The Tribe's Energy Efficiency and Alternatives Analysis report included several system investigations which include fuel cells, wind turbines, solar panels, hydro electric, ground source heat pumps, bio mass, cogeneration & energy conservation and implementation for the existing properties. The energy analysis included site visits to collect and analyze historical energy usage and cost. The analysis also included the study of the building systems for the Elk Valley Casino, Elk Valley Rancheria administration complex, United Indian Health Service/Small Community Center complex and the Tribal Gaming Commission Offices. The analysis involved identifying modifications, performing an engineering economic analysis, preparation of a rank ordered list of modifications and preparation of a report to provide recommendations and actions for the Tribe to implement.

  12. Using multiple continuous fine particle monitors to characterize tobacco, incense, candle, cooking, wood burning, and vehicular sources in indoor, outdoor, and in-transit settings

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    Ott, Wayne R.; Siegmann, Hans C.

    California arterial highway gave PC/DC ratios of 0.42 and 0.58 ng mm -2, with one-min average PC/DC ratios varying along the roadway due to the different types of vehicles. Interstate highways had PC/DC ratios of approximately 0.5 ng mm -2 with ratios above 1 ng mm -2 when driving behind diesel trucks. These PC/DC ratios were higher than the "signature" value of the cigarette (0.11-0.19 ng mm -2) measured in a large Indian gaming casino with smoking. Simultaneous continuous monitors operating together can provide useful information to help differentiate source categories. The PC/DC ratio reflects the mass of PAHs per unit of active surface area of the particles, and therefore we expect it to be relevant to the toxicity of fine particles.

  13. Reseñas

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available SÁNCHEZ PÉREZ, Francisco. Historia del Mundo Contemporáneo. Madrid, Oxford University Press España, 1999. [Selección de textos a cargo de Ana Martínez Rus]. CUENCA TORIBIO, José Manuel y MIRANDA GARCÍA, Soledad. El poder y sus hombres. ¿Por quiénes hemos sido gobernados los españoles? (1705-1998. Madrid, Actas, 1998. FORCADELL, Carlos (ed. Nacionalismo e Historia. Zaragoza, Institución "Fernando el Católico", 1998. BUTRÓN PRIDA, Gonzalo. La ocupación francesa de España (1823-1828. Cádiz, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad, 1997. VEGA GEL, Leoncio (coord. Pablo Montesino y la modernización educativa en España. Instituto de Estudios Zamoranos "Florián de Ocampo" (CSIC, Diputación de Zamora, Caja España, Zamora, 1998. MORALES MUÑOZ, Manuel. El republicanismo malagueño en el siglo XIX. Propaganda doctrinal, prácticas políticas y formas de sociabilidad. Málaga, Asukaría Mediterránea, 1999. LARRÍNAGA RODRÍGUEZ, Carlos. La Liga Cantábrica y el comercio del Norte de España afínales del siglo XLX. Irún, Casino de Irún, 1999. CAYUELA FERNÁNDEZ, José G. (coord. Un siglo de España: Centenario, 1898-1998. (En colaboración con la Universidad de la Habana. Cuenca, Eds. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha y Cortes de Castilla-La Mancha, 1998. REQUENA GALLEGO, Manuel (coord. La Guerra Civil Española y las Brigadas Internacionales. Cuenca, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 1998. DE LA GRANJA, José Luis y ECHÁNIZ, José Ángel (dirs. Guernika y la guerra civil (Gernikazarra Bilduma, ns 1. Bilbao, 1998. FERNÁNDEZ SORIA, J.M. y AGULLÓ DÍAZ, M. del Carmen. Maestros valencianos bajo el franquismo. La depuración del Magisterio: 1939-1944. Valencia, Diputació de Valencia-Institució Alfons el Magnanim, 1999. YUSTA RODRIGO, Mercedes. La guerra de los vencidos. El maquis en el Maestrazgo turolense, 1940-1950. Zaragoza, Institución "Fernando el Católico", 1999. BABIANO MORA, José. Paternalismo industrial y

  14. Direct laboratory observation of fluid distribution and its influence on acoustic properties of patchy saturated rocks

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    Lebedev, M.; Clennell, B.; Pervukhina, M.; Shulakova, V.; Mueller, T.; Gurevich, B.

    2009-04-01

    Porous rocks in hydrocarbon reservoirs are often saturated with a mixture of two or more fluids. Interpretation of exploration seismograms requires understanding of the relationship between distribution of the fluids patches and acoustic properties of rocks. The sizes of patches as well as their distribution affect significantly the seismic response. If the size of the fluid patch is smaller than the diffusion wavelength then pressure equilibration is achieved and the bulk modulus of the rock saturated with a mixture is defined by the Gassmann equations (Gassmann, 1951) with the saturation-weighted average of the fluid bulk modulus given by Wood's law (Wood, 1955, Mavko et al., 1998). If the fluid patch size is much larger than the diffusion wavelength then there is no pressure communication between different patches. In this case, fluid-flow effects can be neglected and the overall rock may be considered equivalent to an elastic composite material consisting of homogeneous parts whose properties are given by Gassmann theory with Hill's equation for the bulk modulus (Hill, 1963, Mavko et al., 1998). At intermediate values of fluid saturation the velocity-saturation relationship is significantly affected by the fluid patch distribution. In order to get an improved understanding of factors influencing the patch distribution and the resulting seismic wave response we performed simultaneous measurements of P-wave velocities and rock sample CT imaging. The CT imaging allows us to map the fluid distribution inside rock sample during saturation (water imbibition). We compare the experimental results with theoretical predictions. In this paper we will present results of simultaneous measurements of longitudinal wave velocities and imaging mapping of fluid distribution inside rock sample during sample saturation. We will report results of two kinds of experiments: "dynamic" and "quasi static" saturation. In both experiments Casino Cores Otway Basin sandstone, Australia core

  15. Wind Generation Feasibility Study for Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (Meskwaki Nation)

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    Lasley, Larry C. [Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

    2013-03-19

    1.2 Overview The Meskwaki Nation will obtain an anemometer tower. Install the tower at the site that has been pre-qualified as the site most likely to produce maximum electric power from the wind. It will collect meteorological data from the tower's sensors for a one year period, as required for due diligence to identify the site as appropriate for the installation of a wind turbine to provide electric power for the community. Have the collected data analyzed by a meteorologist and a professionally certified wind engineer to produce the reports of expected power generation at the site, for the specific wind turbine(s) under consideration for installation. 1.2.1 Goals of the Tribe The feasibility study reports, including technical and business analyses will be used to obtain contracts and financing required to develop and implement a wind turbine project on the Meskwaki Settlement. Our goal is to produce two (2) mega watts of power and to reduce the cost for electricity currently being paid by the Meskwaki Casino. 1.2.2 Project Objectives Meet the energy needs of the community with clean energy. Bring renewable energy to the settlement in a responsible, affordable manner. Maximize both the economic and the spiritual benefits to the tribe from energy independence. Integrate the Tribe's energy policies with its economic development goals. Contribute to achieving the Tribe's long-term goals of self-determination and sovereignty. 1.2.3 Project Location The precise location proposed for the tower is at the following coordinates: 92 Degrees, 38 Minutes, 46.008 Seconds West Longitude 41 Degrees, 59 Minutes, 45.311 Seconds North Latitude. A circle of radius 50.64 meters, enclosing and area of 1.98 acres in PLSS Township T83N, Range R15W, in Iowa. In relative directions, the site is 1,650 feet due west of the intersection of Highway 30 and 305th Street in Tama, Iowa, as approached from the direction of Toledo, Iowa. It is bounded on the north by Highway 30 and

  16. Quinault Indian Nation Renewable Energy Plan

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    Don Hopps, Institute for Washington' s Future; Jesse Nelson, Institute for Washington' s Future

    2006-11-28

    The Quinault Indian Nation (Nation) initiated this study on conservation and production of renewable energy because this approach created the opportunity: • To become self-sufficient and gain greater control over the energy the Nation uses; • To generate jobs and businesses for its members; • To better manage, sustain, and protect its resources; • To express the cultural values of the Nation in an important new arena. The Nation has relatively small energy needs. These needs are concentrated at two separate points: the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino (QBRC) and Taholah on the Quinault Indian Reservation (QIR). Except for the town of Queets, energy needs are small and scattered. The needs vary greatly over the season. The small scale, widely dispersed, and variable nature of these needs presents a unique challenge to the Nation. Meeting these needs requires a resource and technology that is flexible, effective, and portable. Conservation is the most cost-effective way to meet any need. It is especially effective in a situation like this where production would leave a high per unit cost. This plan is based on first gaining energy savings through conservation. Major savings are possible through: 1. Upgrading home appliances on the QIR. 2. Weatherizing homes and facilities. 3. Changes in lighting/ventilation in the QBRC pool room. These elements of the plan are already being implemented and promise to save the Nation around a quarter of its present costs. Wood biomass is the best resource available to the QIN for energy production either on-site or for commercial development. It is abundant, flexible and portable. Its harvesting has high job potential and these jobs are a good fit for the present “skill set” of the QIN. This plan focuses on using wood biomass to produce energy and other value-added products. Our study considered various technologies and approaches to using wood for energy. We considered production for both on-site and commercial production

  17. Book Reviews

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    1991-01-01

    ., Deborah Gewertz (eds. - Marijke J. Klokke, Annette Claben, Kann die Gupta-Kunst Kalidasas Werke illustrieren? Teil I: Text; Teil II: Abbildungen. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 1988. [Marburger Studien zur Afrika- und Asienkunde, Serie B: Asien, Band 11.] 90, XLV pp., 10 figs, 32 pls. - J. Kommers, Michael Young, Malinowski among the Magi. The Natives of Mailu, London and New York: Routledge, 1988. [International library of Anthropology.] viii + 355 pp. - Niels Mulder, Bernhard Dahm, Culture and technological development in Southeast Asia. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1988., Gotz Link (eds. - Jan Michiel Otto, F. von Benda-Beckmann, Between kinship and the state; Social security and law in developing countries, Dordrecht: Foris, 1988. vii + 495 pp., K. von Benda-Beckmann, E. Casino (eds. - Nigel Phillips, Rainer Carle, Cultures and societies of North Sumatra, Berlin and Hamburg: Dietrich Reimer, 1987. [Veroffentlichungen des Seminars für Indonesische und Sudseesprachen der Universität Hamburg, Band 19.] 514 pp. - R. De Ridder, James J. Fox, To speak in pairs; Essays on the ritual languages of Eastern Indonesia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. [Cambridge studies in oral literature 15.] xi + 338 pp.; bibl.; ills. - Matthew Schoffeleers, Serge Tcherkezoff, Duel classification reconsidered (Translation by Martin Thom, New York/Paris: Cambridge University Press and Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 1987, 157 pp. - G.J. Schutte, J.L. Blussé, De dagregisters van het kasteel Zeelandia, Taiwan 1629-1662. Deel I: 1629-1641, uitgegeven door J.L. Blussé, M.E. van Opstall en Ts’ao Yung-ho, met medewerking van Chiang Shu-sheng en W. Milde. [Rijks Geschiedkundige Publicatiën, Grote Serie 195.] ‘s-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1986. xxi + 548 pp., map, indices - H. Steinhauer, Olaf H. Smedal, Lom-Indonesian-English and English-Lom Wordlists, NUSA Linguistic studies of Indonesian and other languages in Indonesia, Vol. 28/29, 1987. viii

  18. Wind Generation Feasibility Study for Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (Meskwaki Nation)

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    Lasley, Larry C. [Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

    2013-03-19

    1.2 Overview The Meskwaki Nation will obtain an anemometer tower. Install the tower at the site that has been pre-qualified as the site most likely to produce maximum electric power from the wind. It will collect meteorological data from the tower's sensors for a one year period, as required for due diligence to identify the site as appropriate for the installation of a wind turbine to provide electric power for the community. Have the collected data analyzed by a meteorologist and a professionally certified wind engineer to produce the reports of expected power generation at the site, for the specific wind turbine(s) under consideration for installation. 1.2.1 Goals of the Tribe The feasibility study reports, including technical and business analyses will be used to obtain contracts and financing required to develop and implement a wind turbine project on the Meskwaki Settlement. Our goal is to produce two (2) mega watts of power and to reduce the cost for electricity currently being paid by the Meskwaki Casino. 1.2.2 Project Objectives Meet the energy needs of the community with clean energy. Bring renewable energy to the settlement in a responsible, affordable manner. Maximize both the economic and the spiritual benefits to the tribe from energy independence. Integrate the Tribe's energy policies with its economic development goals. Contribute to achieving the Tribe's long-term goals of self-determination and sovereignty. 1.2.3 Project Location The precise location proposed for the tower is at the following coordinates: 92 Degrees, 38 Minutes, 46.008 Seconds West Longitude 41 Degrees, 59 Minutes, 45.311 Seconds North Latitude. A circle of radius 50.64 meters, enclosing and area of 1.98 acres in PLSS Township T83N, Range R15W, in Iowa. In relative directions, the site is 1,650 feet due west of the intersection of Highway 30 and 305th Street in Tama, Iowa, as approached from the direction of Toledo, Iowa. It is bounded on the north by Highway 30 and

  19. Quinault Indian Nation Renewable Energy Plan

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    Don Hopps, Institute for Washington' s Future; Jesse Nelson, Institute for Washington' s Future

    2006-11-28

    The Quinault Indian Nation (Nation) initiated this study on conservation and production of renewable energy because this approach created the opportunity: • To become self-sufficient and gain greater control over the energy the Nation uses; • To generate jobs and businesses for its members; • To better manage, sustain, and protect its resources; • To express the cultural values of the Nation in an important new arena. The Nation has relatively small energy needs. These needs are concentrated at two separate points: the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino (QBRC) and Taholah on the Quinault Indian Reservation (QIR). Except for the town of Queets, energy needs are small and scattered. The needs vary greatly over the season. The small scale, widely dispersed, and variable nature of these needs presents a unique challenge to the Nation. Meeting these needs requires a resource and technology that is flexible, effective, and portable. Conservation is the most cost-effective way to meet any need. It is especially effective in a situation like this where production would leave a high per unit cost. This plan is based on first gaining energy savings through conservation. Major savings are possible through: 1. Upgrading home appliances on the QIR. 2. Weatherizing homes and facilities. 3. Changes in lighting/ventilation in the QBRC pool room. These elements of the plan are already being implemented and promise to save the Nation around a quarter of its present costs. Wood biomass is the best resource available to the QIN for energy production either on-site or for commercial development. It is abundant, flexible and portable. Its harvesting has high job potential and these jobs are a good fit for the present “skill set” of the QIN. This plan focuses on using wood biomass to produce energy and other value-added products. Our study considered various technologies and approaches to using wood for energy. We considered production for both on-site and commercial production

  20. ESO unveils an amazing, interactive, 360-degree panoramic view of the entire night sky

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    2009-09-01

    operates three unique world-class observing sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. At Paranal, ESO operates the Very Large Telescope, the world's most advanced visible-light astronomical observatory. ESO is the European partner of a revolutionary astronomical telescope ALMA, the largest astronomical project in existence. ESO is currently planning a 42-metre European Extremely Large optical/near-infrared Telescope, the E-ELT, which will become "the world's biggest eye on the sky". Serge Brunier is a French journalist, photographer and writer who specialises in popularising astronomy. He is a regular contributor to Science & Vie magazine, and to the France Info radio station. He has written numerous popular astronomy books, translated into over ten languages, and is a prize-winning photographer, who has captured images of solar eclipses from the most amazing places in the world. A life-long quest for the best skies in the world led him to Chile. This whole sky panorama was presented from 25 August till 13 September 2009 in the exhibition "Un ciel pour la planète" (A sky for the planet) in the Atrium of the Monte-Carlo Casino, Monaco. With a giant print of 12 times 6 metres, the exhibition was under the Patronage of The Prince Albert II of Monaco, and showed with images and videos the making of this unique ESO project.

  1. Shuffled Cards, Messy Desks, and Disorderly Dorm Rooms - Examples of Entropy Increase? Nonsense!

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    Lambert, Frank L.

    1999-10-01

    The order of presentation in this article is unusual; its conclusion is first. This is done because the title entails text and lecture examples so familiar to all teachers that most may find a preliminary discussion redundant. Conclusion The dealer shuffling cards in Monte Carlo or Las Vegas, the professor who mixes the papers and books on a desk, the student who tosses clothing about his or her room, the fuel for the huge cranes and trucks that would be necessary to move the nonbonded stones of the Great Pyramid of Cheops all across Egypteach undergoes physical, thermodynamic entropy increase in these specific processes. The thermodynamic entropy change from human-defined order to disorder in the giant Egyptian stones themselves, in the clothing and books in a room or papers on a desk, and in the millions of cards in the world's casinos is precisely the same: Zero. K. G. Denbigh succinctly summarizes the case against identifying changes in position in one macro object or in a group with physical entropy change (1): If one wishes to substantiate a claim or a guess that some particular process involves a change of thermodynamic or statistical entropy, one should ask oneself whether there exists a reversible heat effect, or a change in the number of accessible energy eigenstates, pertaining to the process in question. If not, there has been no change of physical entropy (even though there may have been some change in our "information"). Thus, simply changing the location of everyday macro objects from an arrangement that we commonly judge as orderly (relatively singular) to one that appears disorderly (relatively probable) is a "zero change" in the thermodynamic entropy of the objects because the number of accessible energetic microstates in any of them has not been changed. Finally, although it may appear obvious, a collection of ordinary macro things does not constitute a thermodynamic system as does a group of microparticles. The crucial difference is that such